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Crouching One’s Supercoach Team Reveal 2015

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The Gary Ablett PollG’day community, Jock here! I’m here on behalf of my dear friend Crouching One, he isn’t so good on the writing so I thought I’d help him out.

Crouching let’s his actions speak louder than his writing, he’s a man of few words yet many bloody fly kicks. He’s one of the great wonders of the Orient and he’s here to show you his team.

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Leon

very similar to mine crouching one, I like it a lot. Tex is a interesting one but is back to full fitness and will tear some backlines apart.

Mike

Yes I’ve got a few of those players myself. Which goes to show I can listen.

On the Walker front, I reckon Cameron will average about the same for 130,000 less.

sam siddall

Only way that will happen is if tex avgs 80 he has avg 100+ in past jc wont get near that

josh

Cameron's Avg will go up as only fit GWS fwd and Griffin delivering to him but Tex will win the coleman this year. You heard it here 1st people.

QCCDemonCouta

You may have a point Mike.

Scrofl

My D5 position is a tossup between KKolod, Henderson or Goodes at the moment. Goodes could save some cash, but job security isnt there. KKolod will play every game, but im worried about his scoring ability. Henderson could go big, but hes also a big injury risk. Thoughts?

FraseDouglas_

Similar predicament to me Scroflee,
I currently have ibbotson and Henderson and D4 and 5 and it’s really a toss up between those two Koldashnij and Goodes. Would love to hear your thoughts Crouching One. Ripper team by the way!

@TylerCArmstrong

Yeah having the same problem. Its a tough one

Crowls

KK has plenty of upside and may get time in middle or run off backline. Ibbot will struggle to repeat 2013 due to role and other players in structure are different. Goodes JS is fine and with lack of depth at WBD will provide another 2013 year avg 90. Imagine getting 90+ from Def and only paying 245K. Crist people are paying 500K for same.

Tyler

Well if you’re going to upgrade that player early, go goodes but if you are planning on keeping them for a while or even having them as a keeper, go k kolo

zane

Vandenberg still can anyone tell me does he need to be promoted to list or is he good to go,,, big Tex is a nice pod

Costa

Needs to be promoted. Played VFL today and was pretty average, which doesn't help his cause.

Sumuk

hi guys, join my public league this is the second one.
Dont join if you already joined my first one
Code = 867362
Thanks

Ben

love it crouching. Looks solid. I think you’ll regret the Henderson pick.

Anonymous

Can’t believe your falling for tex! Goes against everything you wrote in the book! #buffolo for shame

Jacob

Thoughts on my team? I'm gonna used Swan (good early draw) as a stepping stone to GAJ.

Def: Shaw, Kelly, Newnes, Goodes, Brown, McIntosh (Hamling, Saad)

Mid: Fyfe, Selwood, Beams, Parker, Griffen, Swan, Cripps, CEY (Anderson, Heeney, V'denberg)

Fwd: Gray, Bartell, Martin, Salem, Clarke, Hogan (Lamb, Lambert)

@Seekersupacoach

Hi Jacob what's your reasoning behind not having Pendlebury? I'm thinking of leaving him out and GAJ too.

jacob

I’m thinking teams will put a lot more attension on pendles with beams gone and greenwood injured. I still think hell have a solid year but I think he may well drop off a bit. I’m sure his scoring will also be affected by the fact that Collinwood won’t win alot of games. As for ablett he’s in and out of my side every five minutes.

seaford scouse

An alternative view to this Jacob is that Pendle's has been running with hard tags for years mate and with Beams, Ball and Greenwood gone or out could mean more points up for grabs for him (being the best player in a losing team hasn't affected King Gary too much)

cow roll

Jacob. Solid team.

shezza

Who are your rucks? Milli Vanilli?

Stickman

Looks solid, buy you have forgotten your ruck line.

jacob

Oh yeh sorry bout that. They are Goldstein and maric.

shezza

It is a safe, well balanced side. It looks like you are concerned about your backs and hoping for 80-85s and playing it safe. Mids and fwds are good. Still shit all over Ralphy’s side

Cotchin8or

Can see Swanny and Nic Nat burning owners this year. That said I have swanny but very tempted in a backline trade down to higgins (another burn merchant) and upgrade to Bennell. Just got him at the moment because everyone else does.

SCaddict

Yes when to stay with the peloton or break away from the main group is always a tough call.

Those who opted for a POD by not starting with Sandilands and GAJ last season would've probably regretted it a few rounds in so sometimes it can be the wisest decision to stay with the herd rather than venture off on your own.

Crowls

Good point SC. Went against Swan most of preseason as preferred Bennell. But after doing more research I see less downside risk in selecting swan. So he is back in for round 1. Currently dont have GAJ. But have done a team with him in. Will wait and see what teams are named.

billy

Why no rockliff? just curious to why nobody is selecting him

CJay

Probably $? His tackle count wont go down so he's in my side.

SCaddict

Some concern with the acquisition of Beams that Rocky may see a little more time up forward and less time on ball. The guy's a beast though so will score well where ever he plays but perhaps he may not quite average enough to reward a $700K plus spend.

However until we're a few games in nobody knows for sure whether the smart move will be to start with him or chance he will dip a little in price and pick him up mid season instead.

throttlefinger

Rocky is worth a wait and see. No doubt he'll be a top 8 mid but he's priced too high given the calvary has arrived in the midfield.

SCaddict

I tend to agree so I won't start him either. Hopefully he doesn't make us pay for that decision early.

Btw Throtts I sent you an invite to my league in case you have any slots spare. No worries if you are already set with all your leagues.

throttlefinger

Have some slots left. Did you email or DM via Twitter?

throttlefinger

Found the invite. Thanks buddy.

Squawking_Hawk

Crouching very nice team mate just one query home come you took Tex instead of Jack?

Stickman

Probably as Walker as averaged 100 before in his career and Jack has not.

Brillsy21

Who should I downgrade Selwood to, Beams or Parker?

Tom

Parker

sam siddall

Beams

BomberSam

Parker

Rock-MAN

Give me a reason to keep Rockliff
Cheers community!

shezza

I reckon D Beams will score more. It is a wait and see regarding Rockliff as his output may suffer with the three recruits (it could also go up). I think you can pick him up cheaper throughout the year.

James

Pick up Rocky cheaper pick up GAJ cheaper we're talking about the best two supercoach players of last year. I'm looking for reasons to not have Rockliff because personally I can't see his scores sufferring turning into s POD. Beams will cop the tag he's a lot more damaging than Rockliff but Rockliffs hunger for the contast a stamina gets him so many point6s, Why would that change? Just looking for a reason!!

Rock-MAN

I want to keep him, but so many people turning him down.
1-3-4
5-0-5
1-1-2
4-0-4
Is my structure.

dognino

They both will drop at some stage, I don't think it will be by much, and they will both be in my team cone the byes. If GAJ is fit round 1 I'll definitly start him, as it will be way too hard to get both him and rocky in my team before the byes .

Rock-MAN

Is it okay to start with him though? Cause I starting with him.
And GAJ.

vinnymac

I have Rockliff. In my humble opinion, Beams is more likely to drop off than Rocky. I don't see Rocky dropping much before the byes and by then I feel he would have outscored Beams by 10 points per round. Worth having Rocky from the start. Good luck with your decision.

Jacko

What’s the go with beams in every team?, what’s he done to get the gig over, Rocky, Selwood etc?

James

Agreed Jacko… Over analysis with Beams moving. Pendles' scores may suffer because Beams has gone. Rockys scores may suffer beacuse Beams is now there. I'm so confused as to peoples thought process. Rocky gets his own ball I think he may even average more with Beams there, Beams will cop the tag Rockliff will NOT suffer. As i said above he will be a HUGE POD going into the season

Mike

Everyone is waiting to see what the new recruits do to Rocky’s scoring. Someone said above he’ll still tackle, good point. He’s a dead set gun so don’t worry about picking him, Beams just that bit cheaper and safer bet atm.
Selwood – personally I saw signs last year of him slowing down. Geelong are on the slide, and Selwood will have a permatag. Many are trying to pick someone who might lift their average. Not many can see that in Selwood, though many of us may have him by the end if he keeps his form up.

RobDog

Duck Duck will still get his 20-30 points per game for high tackles.

dognino

Playing close to home, playing with his brother , and historically midfielders that change clubs score significantly higher than their previous year. Not to mention last year he was coming back from an injury interrupted 2013. Can only get better imo

shezza

He is $100k cheaper basically

RobDog

Surely the Bont will outscore Walker. Love our new Captain but cant see him getting consistent scores in SC.

@TylerCArmstrong

agreed

Chayse

Thoughts on my team guys? would love some feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

DEF: Shaw, Newnes, Higgins, Geary, Goodes, Saad, (Oxley), (Goddard)

MID: Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, Kennedy, S.Selwood, Rich, Cripps, Ellis-Yolmen, (Heeney), (Freeman), (Vandenberg)

RUCK: Goldstein, McEvoy, (Reed)

FWD: Martin, Bennell, Swan, Bellchambers, Salem, Clark, (Lamb), (Lambert)

RobDog

Like the Scott Selwood selection. Has had an interupted preseason but looked ok NAB3.

SCaddict

Yes Scooter hasn't got too much coverage as he comes back from surgery but reckon he could be a nice alternative to Juddy as a stepping stone to GAJ/Rocky. Eagles have a fairly sweet early draw too.

@Seekersupacoach

Simpson has said that S Selwood will do a tagging role during the year but is a good POD

Chayse

really?? dont like the sound of that i thinks hes too good a player to be used as one
if thats the case i might change that selection

RobDog

FoxSport article says Ablett in full contact training, taking overhead marks and looking good. Back to the drawing board ………

Phil

Great news for everyone I reckon.

Craig

There's a good chance he's timed his round 1 fitness to perfection. Despite the reports from earlier today about a fresh twang of the shoulder.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/afl/gary-able

Welcome back Gary.

Rock-MAN

The God Has returned.

matt

I've had lewis in my mid since day one.. now I'm not sure.. anyone else keen on him

Redd

Great POD option i reckon

medadsson

Jordan Lewis been in my side since day 1. Look at his finnish to 2014. No longer in a negating role and the midfield mantle has passed to him. Langford seems to have adopted the more defensive midfield role. Cant see how you can go wrong unless of course that's Carl Lewis you have selected ๐Ÿ™‚

@TylerCArmstrong

better than parker?

matt

I've got both

medadsson

Got both as well

matt

haha, carl would def be a pod. but ill settle for jordon. not michael

Phil

Back in your pods Matt. I've had him locked in before SC 2014 finished

Craig

Yep, like him, got him. He'll average 110ish and he goes BIG every now and again. Tick, tick.

sam siddall

Thats this best avg ever better picks out there jpk or beams for touch more

@TylerCArmstrong

I saw his team this morning on the jock reynolds youtube page.

@TylerCArmstrong

Hey community, tell me who you think the top 8 mids at the end of the year will be? Interested to hear your thoughts.

RobDog

Ablett, Pendles, Watson, Parker, Rockliff, (Gray), Beams, Fyfe, JSelwood

Marco_Polo94

Ablett, Pendles, Fyfe, parker, Lewis, Rockliff, Beams, Griffen

Phil

Rockcliff, Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Selwood, Kennedy, Lewis, Griffen

vinnymac

Ablett, Rocky, Pendles, Fyfe, Selwood, Kennedy, Beams, Parker

shezza

In no particular order: Ablett Parker JPK Pendlebury Beams J Steven Fyfe

If you go back to under 18s days…..someone like a Ollie Wines could improve out of sight or a Dion Prestia.

Stickman

I think Sloane, Ablett, Pendlebury, Parker, Lewis, Rockliff, Selwood and Prestia. On average 4 out of the top 8 mids of the previous year carry that into the next year. But I think this year Sloane, Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff and Selwood can all back up last year.

Tom

What’s everyone’s thoughts on Simpson? Currently have him and Shaw but not sure if I should downgrade one of them to someone like Kelly.

Thoughts?

Phil

I like Simpsons early draw, so I'll say ditch Shaw.

sam siddall

Dont ditch shaw is only def who could avg 100 plus this yr

shezza

“He’s a Bloody L-O-C-K”…….a bloody lock…..

Derek

Simpson too expensive. More expensive than Swallow, Judd, Mtichell. Doesn’t seem right to spend that much. Shaw same at just under $500k.

I’m saving money in defence and hoping Thumper and Ibbotson can get the job done and using the cash to get The Bont and Juddy in my team.

Rock-MAN

franklin or swan?

@TylerCArmstrong

swan

SCaddict

Swan is in everyone's team for a reason. Will we all be right or will we all be wrong?? One thing for sure it would either take a very brave or foolish soul to swim against the strength of that tide.

RobDog

Personally think that Bucks doesn't get the best from Swan and his pig days are over. Also backing in Eade to lift Harley Bennel's consistency so have Bennel, no Swan.

Tyler

"You know what Swanny is like, he is just waiting for the season to start. He doesn't put too much emphasis on the NAB Cup." – Scott Pendlebury

He's primed to have a big year, will definetly at least keep his value Worst case scenario (Providing he isn't injured)

Worm

Thanks Crouching! Like the pick of Tex Walker – think he could be in the 100-105 range this year.

Would love to hear your thoughts on Ben "Johnny" Lennon for this year. Think he could score at least 70s-80s if he gets a game and can avoid the vest – surely Lambert and or McIntosh more likely snotters? Sooo… will things Come Together and Lennon Please Please Me or will I be left a Nowhere Man?

Phil

Imagine he averages 100+

Mark Dempsey

Looks like alot of people aren't backing Bontempelli, is an absolute must in my books. Also my opinion on people waiting for Ablett or Rockliffs price to drop is that they will miss out on some big scores early. Granted Abletts pre season is abit of a worry, I can't see their price dropping below 650k unless something tragic happens. In the meantime they could have been locked as M1 and even M2 as a safe bet for your captain each week

SCaddict

It's certainly going to be interesting to see how the cards fall with GAJ and Rocky as it looks like plenty of coaches may start with neither.

KingBlue14

GAJ and Rocky are at their absolute highest price and will need to avg 130+ from r1 onwards just to keep that price even close to the 700k+ tag, pretty much all premium mids will drop a bit in price at the start of the yr unless they are starting off under priced from the previous season but I wouldn't be surprised to see Rocky have a fair few below avg scoring games as he finds his feet working with so many new mids as well as heading to the forward line and as weird as it sounds for GAJ I can see him being subbed out of at least r1 if not r2 as well as that will essentially be NAB 1 and 2 for him and Eade has said from the start that the team needs to stand up without GAJ and subbing GAJ out of early games will get some game time into him as well as making his teammates run out games without him

Crowls

agree with thinking. just not sure how to get them in later.

throttlefinger

Niiiiiiice Crouching One. I can hear the elastic stretching from the County of Kings, Brooklyn NYC!

Love the Tex pick. And Anderson on the bench. Leaning that way as well. Vest candidate yet will get games and deliver when on the field.

Donavan

Community, please comment on my team, like all teams it has it's strengths and weaknesses. I am sticking to the structure, but would be interested in people's thoughts on the choice of players.

Simpson, H.Shaw, Newnes, Higgins, Saad, Oxley (McIntosh, Hamling)
Ablett, Rockliff, Pendlebury, Priddis, Lewis, Griffin, Wells, Cripps (Ellis-Yolmen, Miller, Krakouer)
Goldstein, Maric (Read)
Swan, T.Adams, Salam, Clark, Saad, Hogan (Lamb, Lambert)

throttlefinger

Hey Donovan. You obviously went heavy in the engine room and thin in forward line. A bit too thin for my liking.

You want at least 2 dependable prems in each line. Def. Mid and Ruck that's covered. Forward is swimming in risk. Swan is a fallen prem and the reason he fell was mostly due to performance. Adams is not proven. Has Saad been elevated by STK?

My suggestion would be downgrade one of your top 5 mids and beef up your forward line with a Gray, Bartel, Lids or Dusty.

Otherwise, solid squad, Donovan. Good luck this season.

SCaddict

I like your pick of Pridda. He flies under the radar as there is no flash to his game but reckon that's a very solid pick nonetheless.

I'm with Throtts that you're probably pinning too much on a very thin forward line but I applaud you for giving that strategy a crack.

shezza

I have similar side to you. I’d ditch Higgins for a rookie, maybe a Dalgleish, hate to say this, a Nathan Brown or a Shaun Edwards and upgrade Taylor Adams to a Robbie Gray. I don’t care what anyone says, barring injury, you must get Gray into your team early on

Derek

Gray to expensive. Get him later.

Tyler

I don't mind the pick of Taylor Adams, especially now that levi Greenwood is injured. My biggest concern with him is if he will be the one to breakout this season at collingwood, or if Kennedy or Thomas will breakout. If you're keeping your structure though stick with this team but maybe downgrade higgins to k kolo and upgrade adams to the bont or someone else

shezza

Im thinking of Ben Kennedy as well. Racked it up in VFL last year. He has pace to burn which is the knock on our (Coll) midfield. I had Taylor Adams early on but the kid can’t kick and imo, his 30 possession games won’t consistently get 100

RooBoy

Hi Donovan,
Nice team! I also think you're a bit thin up forward.
If that was my team I'd downgrade Wells to a rookie (Anderson), bring CEY on field and use the cash to upgrade T Adams to R Gray (or Bartel, Lids, Dusty etc if preferred).

Borko

Hi all … I have also done some work on the rookie scores posted by BVC the other day. I have factored in TOG% so we can compare players as if they had all played 100% game time. I have also done some weighting based on their NAB draw, job security, vest liklihood. I also slightly reduced scores for low TOG% and missed games in NAB. I have tried to include all of the players we are looking at, although they had to have played at least 2 NAB games and I didn't include rucks. Some players are DPPs but I have listed them under their most likely position.

This is far from scientific but may help to prioritise cash cows … I was a little surprised by some results … and please feel free to join my league, Seven's Big League (630523). Let's rip this league (and season) a new one!

136.5 Patrick Cripps MID
133.8 Cam Ellis-Yolmen MID
121.6 Mitch ClarkFWD
109.4 Christian Salem FWD
103.7 Ben Newton MID
100.5 Lauchlan DalgleishDEF
99.1 Dom SheedMID
93.3 Aaron Vandenberg MID
88.5 Cameron McCarthy FWD
87.9 Elliot KavanaghMID
83.5 Robbie Tarrant FWD
83.4 Touk Miller MID
82.5 Dean Towers FWD
80.2 Nathan Brown DEF
79.6 Nick O'BrienMID
76.7 Darcy Lang MID
75.8 Jack Sinclair MID
75.6 Adam SaadDEF
75.6 Joel Hamling DEF
75.1 Nathan Krakouer
72.4 Shaun EdwardsDEF
71.9 Isaac Heeney MID
71.6 Jesse Hogan FWD
71.6 Ben LennonFWD
71.4 Jed Anderson MID
70.6 Jackson NelsonMID
69.5 Kane Lambert FWD
69.3 Adam OxleyDEF
68.1 Fraser McInnes FWD
66.9 Nakia Coackatoo MID
65.8 Karl Amon MID
64.9 Jack LonieFWD
63.0 Tom LambFWD
62.0 Kamdyn McIntosh DEF
62.0 Blaine Boekhorst MID
60.0 Ciaran Byrne DEF
59.7 Jack SteeleFWD
48.3 Caleb Daniel FWD

Marco_Polo94

nice mate!

craig

my 100% game time figures are different for a lot of these.
some examples are krakouer I have for 130pts per 100%, McCarthy 126, Saad 98, Lonie 91, Lambert 90….
But we both have Mitch Clarke for 121.6 and cripps for 136.5
Interested in your weighting calculations?

Borko

This is what I used:
Likely Vest = -20%, missed a NAB game = -10%, nab draw varied between -10 to -20% for some teams (eg. Richmond played dogs and depleted port in 2 out of 3 games, therefore -20%), lower js = -10%, 40s% tog = -20%, 50s% tog = -10%, 60s% = -5%
I did it fairly quickly just to get an idea of who the best rookies may be … I am also assuming that essendon players will be suspended and thus all essendon rookies have good js.
Hope that helps … Let me know if you would weight differently.
Thanks

craig

fair call. I can understand your reasoning. I agree a weighting process does put the raw figures into another perspective. If I had to give my opinion, based on your results;
The deduction for low tog % seeing as the overall concept is based on scores with 100 % tog seems counter-productive. I'd leave that out
To weight based on the nab draw meant you gave richmond players -10% for playing the dogs, when the dogs won. (dogs also beat pies by 10 goals, pies beat hawks by 8 goals etc), so that seemed unfair. I'd leave that out.
I like the likely vest deduction. It almost goes hand in hand with job security, and therefore the deduction for missing a NAB game. Maybe merge those 3 deductions into 1? Maybe -25% for a player with either of low JS, a vest candidate or missed a NAB game would be ok.
Of course who knows who's getting the vest anyway? Or who has JS? That's why we love this game. Good luck for 2015!!

Ageneral3

Hello Borko, can you email me any invite into 630523? [email protected]. This could be my third and last league for 2015. Cheers, Andy (Stirling, NJ, USA).

Jaw

This is the best analysis I have read. Well done & thank you.

Paddy

399111 if anyone wants to join a league

newnesworldorder

Cheers Paddy.

michael

Hi community, how’s my team looking?

DEF: Enright, Newnes (MID), Lumumba (MID), Goodes, Whitecross, Brown (Viojo-Rainbow, Saad (MID))

MID: GAJ, Pendles, Sloane, Parker, SMitch, Rich, Anderson, Heeney (Ellis-Yolmen, Stretch, Lambert (FWD))

RUC: Maric, Big Boy (Nankervis)

FWD: Gray (MID), Lids (MID), Bennell (MID), Swan (MID), Clark, Daniel (Laverde (MID), Krakouer (MID))

$15.2K left – too little?

Marco_Polo94

I don't think white cross is in the best 22 at hawks. Apart from that a solid team with a few PoDs which is good.

Kev

DVJ probably isn't quite there yet either. Oxley, Hamling, McIntosh, Edwards some other options. Laverde has gone out of favour as other forward rookies emerge.

Line ball on Smitch, popular thought among the community is he'll be managed this season to have him fresh for the finals.

grub

This may not be the best place for it, but I welcome your feedback. I’m a virgin when it comes to this.

Def: gibson newnes dalgliesh oxley edwards hamling (mckenzie saad)

Mid: ablett rockliff fyfe beams lewis parker griffin hallahan (anderson heeney ellis-yol)

Ruc: goldy nicnat (o’brien)

Fwd: gray, swan redpath salem clark (hogan lamb daniel)

40k left to massage with.

Again, I’m so grateful for any advice.

Marco_Polo94

You haven't left much room in your mids for cash generation. Plethora of rookies in the midfield that will score quite well that you should consider for either hallahan or one of your premiums. You need to downgrade your midfield to strengthen your defence and possibly your forwards too mate. F2 is ballsy but D2 as well is just ludicrous.

newnesworldorder

I think you need to downgrade hallahan AND one of your premiums in mids to Cripps and Newton. Use cash to strengthen def and fwd lines. upgrade redpath to bartell, martin or someone similar. Throw a dart at the list of defenders like everyone else.

vinnymac

Hey everyone I have a few questions. Has anyone considered Sidebottom, Barlow, or Ward as a POD? Do they have any upsides over the similarly priced, popular options like JPK, Priddis, Lewis and Parker?

RobDog

Barlow's been injured. Played WAFL I think but wouldn't pick him. A few have said Ward may benefit from Griffen taking some attention off him. Sidey would be my pick of the three, but think the Pies will struggle this year, especially the mids without a decent ruck and so many big names gone from the engine room, even Greewood gone now.

Kev

Barlow would be a great upgrade target after the byes. Picked him last year and did no wrong. He's had some ankle issues over the preseason. I like Ward as a POD, doesn't draw the tag as often as I thought and when he does he still produces some respectable numbers

I N Pieman

Agree Kev. Had Barlow for plenty of last year as well. He’s reliable. But his preseason has been interrupted with unjury. So maybe later.

Tony

I think Ward would be a good choice. Think he might see less attention this year.

Ageneral3

I Like no Gazza, and love McIntosh pick, thanks. But I am living life a little more safely by leaving out Nic Nat. Best of luck with SSchhhhhaunnnnn Higgins.

dan

where is zorko son?

Kev

Upgrade target for mine

Korza

Tex Walker is a great pick

Tulendeena

Done way too much thinking about this, and I have a structure I'm fairly happy with

Shaw, Hodge, Newnes, Kolodjashni, Goodes, Saad (McIntosh, Hamling)

Ablett, Fyfe, Priddis, Parker, Griffin, Newton, Cripps, Ellis-Yolmen (Heeney, Vandenberg, Miller)

Mumford, Maric (Read)

Gray, Goddard, Swan, Salem, Clark, Lambert (Hogan, Lamb)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated ๐Ÿ˜€

MBjdfskd

Love Hodge but body is too old, he is bound to be rested or spend weeks out with injury…too risky

Matt

Griffen, Judd, Neale or Swallow?

Tulendeena

Griffen for sure

all are good options though

Go Dees!

Hi Guys.
If you'd like to join a League = 569328

PreviouslyOnLost

There is something majestical about crouching's team reveal. I look forward to it every bloody year.

We have very similar teams crouching… only 1 difference down back, i have the gift instead of shaw… this lets me get God. Wait, the gift to get god… supercoach upper powers are aligning.

Dools

Nice one losty

kyle k

very similar crouching one to mine….good work

what are thoughts on these options? MID – FWD combo

parker/swan OR
beams/bennel???

Tony

Tough one Kyle. They both look good to me. Maybe Beams / Bennel just.

Steve

Beams/Bennel

Lachie

Hi Community! Would love some feedback on my team please.

Simpson, Shaw, Newnes, Goodes, Edwards, Saad, Oxley, Hamling
Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Beams, Griffin, Newton, Cripps, Vandenberg, Ellis-Yolmen, Miller, Steele
Mumford, Goldstein, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Salem, Clark, Lambert, Lonie, Hogan

$130,900 left.

Derek

Your defence doesn’t look balanced. Two expensive players and many rookies, might need some mid-price madness to get a decent score

creeker

Crouching one – what's the deal here ? No Brandon Ellis. Significant, to many bloody rum cans if you ask me #welcome.

R3 man

Hi Guys,

A lot of people are going with two premo rucks and Read as R3 but with no link man in the forward line. What's the plan should one of you key rucks goes down for a week or two? Is it worth burning a trade to go sideways from someone like Goldy when he'll probably be top 3 rucks at the end of of the year?

I N Pieman

If one falls over trade em. No point in having a TBC or Ryder in the fwd line IMO.

Derek

My plan is to trade

R3 man

Thanks gents. It's a interesting dilemma. What if Goldy or Mummy get suspended for 1 week? Blowing a trade to save 1 week seems like a lot. But I guess it depends on what you're shooting for or where you're sitting overall.

I N Pieman

That all depends on how many trades you have

Cyril is Delicious

Would love any thought on my team, cheers community!

DEF:Simpson, Shaw, Newnes, Higgins, Goodes, Saad (Hamling,Edwards)

MIDS: Ablett, Pendlebury, Fyfe, J.Selwood, Griffen, Cripps, Heeney, Ellis-Yolmen (Vandenberg, Freeman, Miller)

RUCKS: Goldstein , Lycett (Read)

FWDS: Gray, Bartell, Swan, Salem, Clark, Hogan, (Lambert, Daniel)

Also have $59,600 in the bank. Would love any thoughts, ideas, or opinions. Cheers community!

I N Pieman

Nice one Cyril. Very solid

Phil

Cyril, some might not, but I like the Freeman inclusion. Could be like Crouch 2 years ago when we all knew he was good but left him out when unnamed, only to come in Round 2 and make it do difficult to get him in. His SC score/tog is very impressive too. I reckon midifled rookies are a little awkward this year in that they're either too good for the bench, or not good enough/too expensive on it. At 123k Freeman can sit there nicely. If not named Round 1, he will carve up the VFL and be in there sooner rather than later.

Derek

I also like Krackour for same reason, plus he is very cheap and has a DDP so I can swing Lambert around.

Phil

Me too Derek big fan of Krakouer. I'mhoping Freeman is named and I'll pick both

John

Thoughts on my high risk, high reward team
Def – shaw, newnes, Higgins, white (Carl), Pearce, mcintosh (saad, oxley)
Mids – fyfe, beams, Parker, danger, griffen, cripps, Heeney, yol-man, (vandenburg, Steele, lambert,
Rucks – Goldstein,bellchambers (nank)
Fwd – bartel, Martin, benell, swan, bont, Salem (Clark, lonie)

I know it's a heavy forward line but that is my pod to other teams. I also think I will still make cash in other areas.

Thoughts

eatemalive

Bob Murphy – Def $475,700 – what's everyone's thoughts on him as a POD ? I know my man Lekdog is very bullish ( excuse the pun ) about his output this year.

Bonters

Im getting slightly worried about picking Bontempelli, and with 80k in the bank, does anyone reckon it would be worth picking up someone like Dahlhaus or Nick Riewoldt instead with the extra cash?

Dahl will be far more conistent and should at least hold his 92 average, if not push it up to 95-100.

Derek

I’ve decided to go with the Bont, the fact that Cooney, griffin have abandoned ship and Libba is wounded, this is actually a good think for Bont. He will get attention but he will be in the guts working hard and at his price you can take a risk.

Bonters

Yes agree, but you'd think missing all those players would help Dahlhaus' mid time and scoring as well. I'm just worried that Bont has the capacity to pump out the odd 50-60, whereas Dahlhaus should be able to work those lower scores out of his game.

I'm doubtless going to be swapping between them all week.

splinter

pick dahl, no looking back

Mini

Go on community, rip into my team! Feedback is appreciated!

Shaw, Gibson, Newnes, Kolo, Goodes, Saad, Oxley, Hamling
Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Beams, Griffin, Cripps, Heeney, Vandenberg, Ellis-Yolmen, Miller, Steele
Mumford, Goldstein, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Salem, Clark, Lambert, Lonie, Krakouer

John

Rookies in fwd line seem risky in particular both krak and lambert. Both may not get early games which could leave you exposed should injury strike. I am personally not sold on gibo in defence as you premo. Much prefer shaw. Mids are solid.

Mini

I do have Shaw down there…

Marco_Polo94

Solid mate, very hard to find a fault with it

Phil

For a while now I've been against picking Swan. I reckon there's at least 3 premiums looking like coming out of the blocks early and at least at 3 rookies that I want starting. Plus don't like his Round 12 bye. But more importantly I'm not convinced he will average 100 this year.

But you need a plan if you're not picking Ablett. I'm not interested in a Neale or Judd type, Wells, Rich and Wallis were all in my team at some stage yesterday (I changed it a lot, Thursday come already!) but I don't like them either. Then I realised Swan is the man. You can't lose this way imo. I'll give Swan 4 games and he'll either smash it and stay, or as Im expecting, struggle and become a downgrade which will eventually be used to fund Gaz. Good plan?

Rock-MAN

Swan will Avg. 95-100.
Top 5 FWD there.

Your either gonna fall behind everyone, or be ahead of everyone else with not Picking Swan.

I N Pieman

Ballsy team crouching. Higgins walker Henderson. Not
Keen on any of those boys personally