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Round 1 Supercoach Scouting Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on

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Footy’s back! I’ve been so bloody excited it’s Round 1 I often find myself running around the house, wooing like Ric Flair because I’m so happy that the football has returned to us.

Pre-season felt like it was never going to end, but we got through it all and here we are with the real stuff ready to be played. Howdy folks, Barron Von Crow here and I am extremely excited to be bringing you our first Supercoach Scouting Report for 2015!

For those of you who are new to Supercoach (or new to the Jock Reynolds Community…what took you so long?!), the idea here is simple: I look at the historical scores and averages when the teams play each other and see if we can use that information to determine who the best picks are for our Supercoach Captains.

But we’re always looking to get bigger and better here at Jock Reynolds, so we’ve included a few extra little pieces for 2015.

First up, you’ll now see the following symbols scattered about for each game, which can be broken down to the following.

Hot and Cold

Simple, yes?  This will provide information on who’s hot and who’s not in Supercoach over the past few games and will hopefully allow us to better pick our squads and our Captains.

Also, with the introduction of the Perfect 9 game, I’ll also be giving you my weekly pick there. For those of you unfamiliar with the new Perfect 9 game, it’s simple. All you need to do is pick which player you think will score the most points for each game. Nail all 9 games and you win a big cash prize!

And as always, remember to look out for the red and green Supercoach scores, RED = bad, GREEN = good which may help you out when it comes to picking your captains for the week.

The good news for Round 1 and Tom Read owners if because the Hawks VS Geelong clash is on the Monday, that’ll leave us quite a few games to sit on the VC loophole option, so we should be able to pick a winner this week.

Alright, let’s get going!

 

Thursday, April 2, 6:50PM @ MCG

RICHMOND v CARLTON

Last time they met: Round 2, 2014: Carlton LOST TO Richmond 86-98

Key scores: Marc Murphy 121, Matt Thomas/Robert Warnock 118, Chris Yarran/Dustin Martin 108, Shaun Hampson 107.

HotDustin Martin is in fine form heading into Round 1, with a NAB Challenge average of 130 Supercoach Points. He’ll need it however; as Carlton is the side he averages the lowest amount of Supercoach Points against.

coldAfter setting Supercoach on fire in Round 1 last year, Matt Thomas failed to play a single NAB Challenge game for the Tigers and remains on the rookie list.

 

Key players:

CARLTON

Chris Judd
Price – $486,900 – Avg N/A – BE 91
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 1, 2013: 106, Rd 1, 2012: 94, Rd 1, 2011: 108
Total VS Richmond Averages: 11 games, 120.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 180
@ MCG Averages: 113.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 197

 

Marc Murphy
Price – $570,000 – Avg N/A – BE 106
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 2, 2014: 121, Rd 21, 2013: 102, Rd 1, 2013: 104
Total VS Richmond Averages: 15 games, 111 Supercoach Points, High Score of 160
@ MCG Averages: 102.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 187

 

Bryce Gibbs
Price – $571,000 – Avg N/A – BE 106
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 2, 2014: 69, Rd 21, 2013: 89, Rd 1, 2013: 150
Total VS Richmond Averages: 14 games, 100.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 150
@ MCG Averages: 92.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 150

 

RICHMOND

Brett Deledio
Price – $553,300 – Avg N/A – BE 103
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 2, 2014: 92, Rd 21, 2013: 143, Rd 1, 2013: 116
Total VS Carlton Averages: 16 games, 97.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 143
@ MCG Averages: 101.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 172

 

Dustin Martin
Price – $534,900 – Avg N/A – BE 100
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 2, 2014: 108, Rd 21, 2013: 25, Rd 1, 2013: 85
Total VS Carlton Averages: 9 games, 75.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 108
@ MCG Averages: 89.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 148

 

Jack Riewoldt
Price – $450,800 – Avg N/A – BE 84
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 2, 2014: 78, Rd 21, 2013: 88, Rd 1, 2013: 71
Total VS Carlton Averages: 12 games, 77.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 122
@ MCG Averages: 77.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 217

captainCaptain Pick(s): First game of the year and it’s probably not the best one historically for picking your Supercoach Captain from. Judd has the career runs on the board against the Tigers, but hasn’t set them on fire in recent years. Martin has usually struggled against the Blues, so that probably leaves Murphy or Deledio as the picks here.

 

 Perfect 9 Pick: Chris Judd

 

Saturday, April 4, 1:10pm @ MCG

 MELBOURNE v GOLD COAST

 

Last time they met: Round 5, 2014: Melbourne LOST TO Gold Coast 78-86

Key scores: Gary Ablett 161, Nathan Jones 140, Chris Dawes 110, Greg Broughton 108

 

HotIt looks like Melbourne is agreeing with Heritier Lumumba, who averaged 120 Supercoach Points over the NAB Challenge.

 

coldOnly 1 Gold Coast Suns player averaged over 100 Supercoach Points in the NAB Challenge, which was Harley Bennell with an average of 104 Supercoach Points.

 

Key players:

MELBOURNE

Nathan Jones
Price – $581,200 – Avg N/A – BE 108
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Round 5, 2014: 140, Round 20, 2013: 102, Round 7, 2013: 66
Total VS Gold Coast Averages:  6 games, 102.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140
@ MCG Averages: 85.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

 

Dom Tyson
Price – $506,200 – Avg N/A – BE 94
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Round 5, 2014: 49, Round 23, 2013: 65, Round 7, 2012: 86
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 66.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 86
@ MCG Averages: 84.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136

 

Chris Dawes
Price – $358,600 – Avg N/A – BE 67
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Round 5, 2014: 110, Round 7, 2013: 39, Round 10, 2012: 74
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 74.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 110
@ MCG Averages: 65.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119

 

GOLD COAST

Gary Ablett
Price – $734,600 – Avg N/A – BE 137
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Round 5, 2014: 161, Round 20, 2013: 67, Round 7, 2013: 152
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 13 games, 117.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165
@ MCG Averages: 129.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 189

 

Dion Prestia
Price – $569,800 – Avg N/A – BE 106
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Round 5, 2014: 93, Round 20, 2013: 92, Round 7, 2013: 126
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 6 games, 77.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126
@ MCG Averages: 89.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126

 

Harley Bennell
Price – $514,600 – Avg N/A – BE 96
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Round 20, 2013: 122, Round 7, 2013: 121, Round 19, 2012: 193
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 4 games, 126.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 193
@ MCG Averages: 114.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 193

captainCaptain Pick(s):  It all depends on Ablett and what condition he’s in, and despite 2 big games out of his last 3 against Melbourne; he has his 3rd lowest career average against the Dee’s. Rumours abound that Ablett will be subbed out during the game, a move which would make some sense, so if you find yourself with a dearth of other options you could put the VC on Ablett, though I’d likely skip him as Captain this week. You also couldn’t be blamed if you decided to slap a VC on Harley Bennell, who hasn’t had any troubles racking up quality scores against the Demons in recent games. Nathan Jones is always a quality option and put up a very good score last time these two played as well.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Nathan Jones

Saturday, April 4, 4:05pm @ ANZ Stadium

 SYDNEY v ESSENDON

Last time they met: Round 19, 2014: Sydney DEFEATED Essendon 79-57

Key scores: Mike Pyke 134, Ben McGlynn 130, Luke Parker 129, Michael Hurley 124

 

HotLuke Parker and Josh P Kennedy are looking like they’ll be neck and neck in Supercoach this year, both players averaging 114 Supercoach Points over the NAB Challenge.

coldThe entire Essendon team struggled to score points in the NAB Challenge, with the highest averages being 89 from Brendon Goddard and James Gwilt.  Shouldn’t be as much of a problem now that the real players are back.

Key players:

SYDNEY

Luke Parker
Price – $583,000 – Avg N/A – BE 108
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 19, 2014: 129, Rd 9, 2014: 113, Rd 10, 2013: 106
Total VS Essendon Averages: 4 games, 98.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 84.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 117

 

Josh P. Kennedy
Price – $612,200 – Avg N/A – BE 114
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 19, 2014: 100, Rd 9, 2014: 151, Rd 10, 2013: 126
Total VS Essendon Averages: 9 games, 91.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 104.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 168

 

Lance Franklin
Price – $537,200 – Avg N/A – BE 100
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 9, 2014: 126, Rd 18, 2013: 119, Rd 6, 2010: 120
Total VS Essendon Averages: 9 games, 127.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 189
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 76.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 96

 

ESSENDON

Jobe Watson
Price – $574,800 – Avg N/A – BE 107
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 9, 2014: 120, Rd 10, 2013: 73, Rd 11, 2012: 149
Total VS Sydney Averages: 10 games, 108.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 149
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 88.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 88

 

Tom Bellchambers

Price – $302,500 – Avg N/A – BE 56
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 19, 2014: 33, Rd 9, 2014: 83, Rd 10, 2013: 84
Total VS Sydney Averages: 5 games, 57.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 84
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 55.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 55

 

Brendon Goddard

Price – $548,800 – Avg N/A – BE 91
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 19, 2014: 79, Rd 9, 2014: 127, Rd 10, 2013: 79
Total VS Sydney Averages: 12 games, 94.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131
@ ANZ Stadium Averages: 126.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131

 

captainCaptain Pick(s):  Franklin averages a massive 127 Supercoach Points against the Bombers and could be an excellent VC pick to use this week, although he’s never even scored a ton in the 4 career games he’s played at ANZ Stadium, which could be a bit worrisome. I might hold off on hitting any Essendon players with a VC/C as the majority sat out the NAB pre-season games, so they might take some time to heat peak form. JPK is another rock solid option to look at as well.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Josh P. Kennedy

 

Saturday, April 4, 6:50pm @ The Gabba

BRISBANE V COLLINGWOOD

Last time they met: Round 21, 2014: Brisbane DEFEATED 123-56

Key scores: Dayne Zorko 162, Pearce Hanley 149, Jed Adcock 139, Tom Rockliff 137

 

HotDayne Beams just edged out Tom Rockliff for the highest NAB Challenge average at the Lions, averaging 104 Supercoach Points.

 

coldObviously taking it easy, but Dane Swan only averaged 75 Supercoach Points during the NAB Challenge.

 

Key players:

BRISBANE

Tom Rockliff
Price – $709,500 – Avg N/A – BE 132
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 21, 2014: 137, Rd 7, 2012: 85, Rd 22, 2011: 119
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 5 games, 89.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ The Gabba Averages: 112.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 182

 

Stefan Martin
Price – $600,200 – Avg N/A – BE 112
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 21. 2014: 135, Rd 12, 2011: 100, Rd 2, 2009: 91
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 3 games, 108.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 135
@ The Gabba Averages: 100.8 Supercoach Points, High Score 133

 

Daniel Rich
Price – $348,300 – Avg N/A – BE 65
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 7, 2012: 97, Rd 22, 2011: 28, Rd 10, 2010: 91
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 5 games, 71.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 97
@ The Gabba Averages: 88.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145

 

COLLINGWOOD

Scott Pendlebury
Price – $668,800 – Avg N/A – BE 124
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 10, 2013: 119, Rd 7, 2012: 107, Rd 22, 2011: 108
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 10 games, 103.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159
@ The Gabba Averages: 118.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

 

Dane Swan
Price – $464,500 – Avg N/A – BE 86
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 21, 2014: 90, Rd 10, 2013: 131, Rd 7, 2012: 141
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 11 games. 107.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170
@ The Gabba Averages: 113.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 141

 

Travis Cloke
Price – $390,000 – Avg N/A – BE 73
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 21, 2014: 60, Rd 7, 2012: 75, Rd 22, 2011: 131
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 9 games, 72.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131
@ The Gabba Averages: 59.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 75

 

captainCaptain Pick(s):  Very interesting game to pick from, there is a lot of quality on offer here, with a number of Lions players putting up massive scores last time these two teams met. Dayne Beams very first AFL game for the Lions will be against his old side in Collingwood, though in his 3 games at the Gabba, Beams has a high score of 103 and an average of 72. I think most will look at Pendlebury here for the VC, which you certainly can’t argue against, and there’s even a chance someone like Swan, Rockliff, Beams or Zorko get off the chain too.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Scott Pendlebur

Saturday, April 4, 6:50pm @ Etihad Stadium

 WESTERN BULLDOGS v WEST COAST

Last time they met: Round 1, 2014: Western Bulldogs LOST TO West Coast 69-134

Key scores: Mark LeCras 144, Matthew Rosa 128, Bob Murphy 118, Dean Cox 115

 

HotBoth Jack Macrae and Mitch Wallis look to have stepped up in the absence of Tom Liberatore, averaging 120 and 106 Supercoach Points over the NAB Challenge.

coldStill returning from back issues, Nic Naitanui only played the 1 NAB Challenge game, for a score of 66 Supercoach Points.

Key players:

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Bob Murphy
Price – $475,500 – Avg N/A – BE 89
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 1, 2014: 118, Rd 18, 2013: 147, Rd 1, 2012: 88
Total VS West Coast Averages: 9 games, 93.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 87.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 148

 

Jack Macrae
Price – $538,000 – Avg N/A – BE 100
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 1, 2014: 113, Rd 18, 2013: 5, Rd 6, 2013: 57
Total VS West Coast Averages: 3 games, 58.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 113
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 80.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136

 

Matthew Boyd
Price – $526,200 – Avg N/A – BE 98
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 1, 2014: 110, Rd 18, 2013: 88, Rd 6, 2013; 102
Total VS West Coast Averages: 13 games, 100.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 102.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164

 

WEST COAST

Matt Priddis
Price – $606,200 – Avg N/A – BE 113
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 1, 2014: 105, Rd 18, 2013: 94, Rd 1, 2012: 113
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 11 games, 102.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 111.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 161

 

Nic Naitanui
Price – $488,300 – Avg N/A – BE 91
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 1, 2014: 53, Rd 6, 2013: 40, Rd 1, 2012: 105
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 6 games, 67.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 105
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 84.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126

 

Andrew Gaff
Price – $472,300 – Avg N/A – BE 88
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 1, 2014: 105, Rd 18, 2013: 102, Rd 6, 2013: 59
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 5 games, 88.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 118
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 87.3 Supercoach Points, High Score f 121

 

captainCaptain Pick(s):  Reckon this might be the game we look to skip this week, although Priddis is a Brownlow winner for a reason.  Nit Nat’s previous scores against the Bullies would be worrisome, especially with him dealing with potential back issues.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Matt Priddis

Sunday, April 5, 12:40pm @ Etihad Stadium

ST KILDA v GWS

Last time they met: Round 2, 2014: St Kilda DEFEATED GWS 95-88

Key scores: Shane Mumford 158, Nick Riewoldt 152, Tom Hickey 127, Sean Dempster/Curtly Hampton 110

HotOne of the more popular DEF choices around, Jack Newnes averaged 94 Supercoach Points over the NAB Challenge.

 

coldHe only managed 3 games last year due to injury, but Blake Acres NAB Challenge average was a disappointing 43 Supercoach Points.

 

Key players:

ST KILDA

Nick Riewoldt
Price – $493,500 – Avg N/A – BE 92
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 2, 2014: 152, Rd 3, 2013: 122
Total VS GWS Averages: 2 games, 137.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 152
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 111.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 179

 

Jack Steven
Price – $455,900 – Avg N/A – BE 85
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 3, 2013: 123, Rd 22, 2012: 85
Total VS GWS Averages: 2 games, 104.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 89.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 161

 

Jack Newnes
Price – $436,800 – Avg N/A – BE 81
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 2, 2014: 107, Rd 3, 2013: 15, Rd 22, 2012: 67
Total VS GWS Averages: 3 games, 63.0 Supercoach Points, High score of 107
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 69.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 115

 

GWS

Callan Ward
Price – $606,000 – Avg N/A – BE 113
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 2, 2014: 115, Rd 3, 2013: 118, Rd 22, 2012: 94
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 6 games, 82.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 118
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 75.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 128

 

Ryan Griffen
Price – $530,700 – Avg N/A – BE 99
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 20, 2014: 89, Rd 9, 2013: 136, Rd 3, 2012: 74
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 13 games, 83.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 93.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 189

 

Shane Mumford
Price – $613,700 – Avg N/A – BE 114
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 2, 2014: 158, Rd 21, 2013: 102, Rd 5, 2013: 76
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 7 games, 94.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 83.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158

 

captainCaptain Pick(s):  Last time these two teams played Mumford tuned up the young Saints ruckmen to the tune of 46 hitouts and 158 Supercoach Points. Reckon he has a massive chance to put up that kind of score again, so if you have him in your side, I wouldn’t be hesitating to take advantage of him this week. I could also imagine a mid like Griffen or Ward getting one up on the young Saints midfield as well, so they could be VC candidates for you too.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Shane Mumford

Sunday, April 5, 2:50pm @ Adelaide Oval

ADELAIDE v NORTH MELBOURNE

 

Last time they met: Round 22, 2014: Adelaide LOST TO North Melbourne 94-101

Key scores: Jack Ziebell145, Ryan Bastinac 127, Drew Petrie 112, Rory Sloane 111

 

HotPatrick Dangerfield averaged 122 over his 2 NAB Challenge Games. Hopefully this means he can avoid the slow starts he usually has over the first month of AFL football.

coldBrodie Smith only averaged 62 Supercoach Points over his 2 NAB Challenge games, well down on the 94 he averaged for 2014.

 

Key players:

ADELAIDE

Patrick Dangerfield
Price – $567,600 – Avg N/A – BE 106
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 22, 2014: 101, Rd 13, 2014: 81, Rd 9, 2013: 123
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 8 games, 90.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 116.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 192

 

Rory Sloane
Price – $616,900 – Avg N/A – BE 115
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 22, 2014: 111, Rd 13, 2014: 127, Rd 9, 2013: 72
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 6 games, 115.3 Supercoach Points High Score of 180
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 115.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 141

 

Taylor Walker
Price – $430,400 – Avg N/A – BE 80
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 22, 2014: 73, Rd 13, 2014: 72, Rd 13, 2012: 105
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 5 games, 79.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 105
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 80.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

 

NORTH MELBOURNE

Todd Goldstein
Price – $574,400 – Avg N/A – BE 107
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 22, 2014: 100, Rd 13, 2014: 102, Rd 9, 2013: 98
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 7 games, 109.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 144
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 102.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 102

 

Jarrad Waite
Price – $491,800 – Avg N/A – BE 91
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 10, 2014: 88, Rd 5, 2011: 97, Rd 9, 2009: 7
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 6 games, 85.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 61.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 61

 

Shaun Higgins
Price – $410,900 – Avg N/A – BE 76
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 6, 2014: 87, Rd 2, 2012: 72, Rd 13, 2011: 126
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 78.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 88.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 88.

 

captainCaptain Pick(s): Waite and/or Petrie look to potentially be the smokie picks here. With the retirement of Ben Rutten the Crows have struggled in the pre-season with the 2nd tall forward. In the pre-season games Talia stood on the likes of Petrie, Hawkins and Schulz and had 4 goals kicked on him by those 3 players while the Kyle Hartigan/Kyle Cheney combo took on Waite, Clark and Butcher and had 14 goals kicked on them, so there’s a potential for someone to kick a bag here and score some big points. Probably only worth a shot if you want to take a big chance however, otherwise you could slot in the likes of Sloane, Dangerfield, Dal Santo or Swallow. Jacobs and Goldstein tend to battle to a draw in this sort of games, they’re both good enough that neither one can gain a real advantage over the other.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Rory Sloane

Sunday, April 5, 6:10pm @ Domain Stadium (Formerly Patersons Stadium)

FREMANTLE v PORT ADELAIDE

Last time they met: Semi Final, 2014: Fremantle LOST TO Port Adelaide 83-105

Key scores:  Nathan Fyfe 156, Ollie Wines 123, Chad Wingard 122, Stephen Hill/Robbie Gray 121

 

HotNathan Fyfe averaged 134 Supercoach Points off of only an average of 76% TOG during his 2 NAB Challenge games. He looks to be in prime form heading into Round 1.

coldNot much NAB Challenge action from Michael Barlow, who only played in Freo’s first game, scoring 48 Supercoach Points off of 84% TOG.

 

Key players:

FREMANTLE

Nathan Fyfe
Price – $657,600 – Avg N/A – BE 122
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: SF, 2014: 156 Rd 8, 2014: 141, Rd 22, 2013: 122
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 5 games, 103.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 141
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 103.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 171

 

Aaron Sandilands
Price – $580,800 – Avg N/A – BE 108
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: SF, 2014: 118, Rd 23, 2014: 94, Rd 8, 2014: 18
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 12 games, 100.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 133
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 97.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 172

 

Lachie Neale
Price – $468,900 – Avg N/A – BE 87
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: SF, 2014: 98 Rd 23, 2014: 142, Rd 8, 2014: 81
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 4 games, 100.0 Supercoach Points, High score of 142
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 87.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 143

PORT ADELAIDE

Travis Boak
Price – $568,200 – Avg N/A – BE 106
Last 3 VS Fremantle: SF, 2014: 54 Rd 23. 2014: 92, Rd 8, 2014: 97
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 11 games, 78.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 99
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 90.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 153

 

Ollie Wines
Price – $539,200 – Avg N/A – BE 100
Last 3 VS Fremantle: SF, 2014: 123 Rd 23. 2014: 86, Rd 8, 2014: 104
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 3 games, 87.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 104
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 79.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123

 

Robbie Gray
Price – $596,900 – Avg N/A – BE 111
Last 3 VS Fremantle: SF, 2014: 121 Rd 23. 2014: 123, Rd 8, 2014: 126
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 6 games, 103.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 97.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 139

captainCaptain Pick(s):  I’m sure Boak will be happy to see Crowley not out on the field, with the tagger restricting him massively over their last few games, though he could have a De Boer or Pearce headed his way. It’ll be double good news for owners of Robbie Gray too, who has put up some good scores against Freo. The man to pick however is Nathan Fyfe who scored a massive 156 Supercoach Points in the Dockers Semi Final loss to the Power in the Finals last year the last time these teams faced each other. If you don’t have Fyfe, then Gray is a nice backup option to consider.

 

 Perfect 9 Pick: Nathan Fyfe

Monday, April 6, 2:50pm @ MCG

HAWTHORN v GEELONG

Last time they met: Qualifying Final, 2014: Hawthorn DEFEATED Geelong 104-68

Key scores: Joel Selwood 151, Sam Mitchell 137, Isaac Smith 112, Josh Gibson 111

 

HotJordan Lewis looked to continue his terrific form of the 2nd half of 2014, averaging 125 Supercoach Points over the NAB Challenge.

 

coldMuch was hoped for from Sam Blease when Geelong recruited him, but he only managed to play the 2nd NAB Challenge game and scored 48 Supercoach Points.

 

Key players:

HAWTHORN

Jordan Lewis
Price – $588,200 – Avg N/A – BE 109
Last 3 VS Geelong: QF, 2014: 87, Rd 22, 2014: 110, Rd 5, 2014: 96
Total VS Geelong Averages: 15 games, 90.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 116
@ MCG Averages: 94.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165

 

Jordan Roughead
Price – $514,700 – Avg N/A – BE 96
Last 3 VS Geelong: QF, 2014: 78, Rd 22, 2014: 81, Rd 5, 2014: 41
Total VS Geelong Averages: 16 games, 74.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 11

 

Josh Gibson
Price – $497,200 – Avg N/A – BE 93
Last 3 VS Geelong: QF, 2014: 111, Rd 22, 2014: 123, Rd 5, 2014: 65
Total VS Geelong Averages: 15 games, 74.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123
@ MCG Averages: 81.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142

GEELONG

Joel Selwood
Price – $649,900 – Avg N/A – BE 121
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: SF, 2014: 151, Rd 22, 2014: 90, Rd 5, 2014: 83
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 13 games, 116.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185
@ MCG Averages: 109.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185

 

Mitch Duncan
Price – $537,800 – Avg N/A – BE 100
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: SF, 2014: 77, Rd 22, 2014: 125, Rd 5, 2014: 116
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 82.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 125
@ MCG Averages: 79.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142

 

Jimmy Bartel
Price – $549,000 – Avg N/A – BE 102
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: SF, 2014: 97, Rd 22, 2014: 68, Rd 5, 2014: 102
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 16 games, 110.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165
@ MCG Averages: 100.01 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178

captainCaptain Pick(s):  The Cats have done a decent effort in recent games in keeping some of the Hawks players from getting off the chain. Selwood looks to be the biggest pick here, a score of 151 in their Finals game last year. He’ll hopefully bust out of the gates with another terrific score like that, rather than the anaemic scores of 90 and 83 he put up last year.

 Perfect 9 Pick: Joel Selwood

BARRON VON CROW’S CAPTAIN PICK:

Although I do have Ablett, I’ll be skipping him for Round 1 and going with Pendlebury as my VC and Nathan Fyfe as my Captain.

And that’s it for Round 1! Hopefully we’ve helped you pick a great Captain pick for this week and your Supercoach Season starts off with a bang!

 

 

 


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NJEMERZ

will we still have 30 trades after the lockout?

FootyFanatic

Yes

John

Don't we still have unlimited?

Tulendeena

yes

Sean

Great read thanks mate,
And just wondering do you know when the subs in each game are announced

@BarronVonCrow

Usually a couple of hours before each game.

Sean

Thanks just not sure whether to whack macintosh on field or not

Shake n bake

Smith sub for blues Gordon for tigers

tom

Best mid under 585k?

Sully321

Parker or Dangerfield IMO

Bobby

parker

Tony

Get another $3k and grab Lewis.

Cudi

Absolute Boss Baron good ish mate,
Also from a fellow crow, how can we expect hendo to travel this year?
Im starting to get nervous….

@BarronVonCrow

I reckon he should be OK. Looked solid against Port, hopefully he can continue to build on that if he's named for Round 1.

Sully321

Thoughts on thumper (Kolodjashnij)

@BarronVonCrow

In my team. Hoping he can average a solid 85 for the year.

Rowan_

Looked good pre-season. Not massive ceiling but should be steady points I reckon. Got the tank to run the wing all day. He's in the mix for me…. i'm being swayed by potential fools gold in Higgins & Lumumba

SCaddict

Clem Smith cops the vest tonight so that rules him out from any consideration for me particularly with Heeney, Vandenberg and Miller now likely to play.

No last minute call up for Lambert either as some were hoping or expecting so I'll be looking elsewhere for my forward bench too.

Phil

Great stuff Baron appreciate the effort that must have went into this pulling up some of those stats….
I'm signed up for Perfect 9 this year so this article should come in handy

@BarronVonCrow

Yea, it's an fun little addition to do each week, isn't it.

Sean

Thumper heart or henderson

Sean

Sorry was meant to be geary not heart

SCaddict

All really excellent speculative midpricers but I likely Geary and Ibbo the best in the $300-400K defender category myself.

Dools

Hey BVC
Nice break down my man.. Thank you for all your efforts for the community this year. See you in Jock Leagues mate

@BarronVonCrow

See you there, Dools!

dean

What do people think about Wallis as a M5?

SCaddict

A little risky even for a midpricer. Prefer the proven premium ceiling of a Wells at that price range for mine.

Bobby

thoughts on smith or should i change for someone else?

Max

Lamb or Lonie

marcus

im going lamb

Borko

Lamb

marcus

bontempelli vs bellchambers ????

Tulendeena

the bont may be a keeper

but Bellchambers is ruck cover and cash generation, so TBC for me

TOPHAWK1

Bellchambers. As long as he plays in your forward line. With his ruc/forward dual position option, he can cover your rucs should one get injured/suspended or dropped. Remember, you only have one ruc bench this season. Peace of mind having Bellchambers as back up is super important IMO. He is in my team.
Bontempelli is a gun player, but there is a lot of speculation he will get tagged this season, thus potentially impacting his scoring ability.

thom

anyone have a league that has a free spot?

BlakeyP

Posted number below mate

Conor

should we keep kane lambert in?

marcus

yeah i think so

TOPHAWK1

I had him until he was not named for the Tigers against Carlton. I need my benchplayers on the park and generating cash. You cannot have idle players on your bench IMO. Replaced Lambert with Tom Lamb. If Lambert is named in the next few weeks, I can watch him for another 2 weeks (before his price rise) and then use one trade to get him in if he performs.

@supercoach_101

What the code for the jock reynolds group

BlakeyP

Posted num below mate

supertroopers

Team feedback please:
Def: shaw gibson newnes geary goodes mcintosh. hamling saad
Mid: gaj fyfe selwood Lewis griffen Cripps heeney ell yolman. Anderson lambert miller
Ruck: goldy nicnat. O’Reilly
Fwd: gray Bartel Martin Salem Clark hogan. Lonie lamb

TOPHAWK1

Good side.
Bit concerned about Ablett. That shoulder injury he copped last season was very serious. No NAB Challenge appearances but was named to play against the Dees. (He might play forward pocket to ease him back in) Despite being an absolute champion and he is ALWAYS in my team, I left him out in favour for Tom Rockliff for the start of this season. Rockliff is 100% fit and will be my captain this week. If you pick Ablett I assume you would likely make him captain. If he is underdone and his score is down you will cop a "double whammy" by your captain score being hammered as well. Just playing the percentages. If he does kick arse, he will be back in my side in no time, hopefully slightly cheaper!

Lastly, guys to look at are Tom Bellchambers (Forward as a ruc back up), and Vandenberg (Rookie midfielder)

marcus

thoughts on watson

Peter

Lumumba, Yes or No

marcus

im saying no

Howie Feltersnatch

Big yes dpp helps

george

Need help on deciding 2 players; Boak, Wines, Sloane or Parker?

marcus

boak, parker

TOPHAWK1

Sloane. Super consistent and scored 100+ SC points in most games played in 2014

jimbo

GEARY OR IBBO URGENT

TOPHAWK1

Ibbotson. He will have excellent job security at Freo. (Doubts over the fitness over some of the other freo defenders)

Motsy

Is it too risky to put TBC in R2 with no cover?

If I abuse a swingset with this it essentially allows me to turn Anderson in to Dangerfield by turning Minson in to TBC and dropping 70k from the warchest. It feels so right, but so wrong.

Tony

I think it's right. Just looking at the ruck scores tonight, I think the scoring gap between premos and 2nd tier rucks will narrow. I swapped Maric to TBC last night and was able to bring Judd in as M6.

Mac

Who do I start on field

Saad or McIntosh
Miller, Vandenberg, Heeney?

Cyril is Delicious

McIntosh and Heeney, they are who I’ve gone with

Emile

Flip a coin with Saad and McIntosh, McIntosh looked slightly better in NAB

Tony

McIntosh.

Too late?

disgruntled

Anybody else having browser security issues when trying to login the SC?

Brillsy21

YES

supertroopers

Henderson or goodes?

marcus

goodes

demon

goodes sub risk? named 4th on bench..
not always an indication, but would prefer he was named on the park

jimbo

he'll get a game.

shezza

Henderson. I reckon he will average 75-85.

jimbo

He will play

BlakeyP

Feel free to join league num: 994439 or 903387. Plz only join 1 of them thx

Keg

I’ve joined the 903387 league mate, hope that’s ok

Nemo Hoes

Thks mate I have joined 994439

Jel

Tks mate, joined 994439

John

Oxley or Hamling at D8?

Luviboy1

Ox

harbl100

oxley, he's listed to play, hamling is not. that's what i'm doing anyway.

Leon

Oxley, named on field and will get a lot of action down back for pies

Nato

Brown or hamling? Ive already got oxley

Luviboy1

Final thoughts on Juddy? Currently have Scooter Selwood instead of him. 20 minutes to go already doubting the selection >_<

Leon

judd, cross your fingers but both have injury history

Luviboy1

Mate I have everything crossed at the moment.

Northerner

Scott Selwood could be reasonable m8 and definitely value if over injury. Looked like he is from nab 3. POD as well. Like it.

Mac

Thomas Downie named on extended bench…

Leon

one question people…. lids or martin, 14 mins left

Luviboy1

More people have Martin than Lids. Martin might be a safer option, but Lids is a slight POD.

harbl100

stick with lambert (richmond) or drop him for Lamb (eagles) ?

Luviboy1

Im sticking with Lambert, Im convinced hes gonna make good cashola. Go with your gut!

harbl100

thanks mate, just needed a little reassurance to stick with him!

Northernsoul74

Starting to question Goodes job security.

keenbutclueless

I reckon you are right. So may teams posted on here had him at D4 or D5. Their worst fears may come true – the best alternative might turn out to be Gary Rohan!!

Derek

Or Zac Dawson

Northernsoul74

Biggs, Hrovat, Hamling, Darley, Clay Smith, Caleb Daniel are all players they will want to get games into soon enough.

Dean

Goodes has been named, at this stage I wouldn't be stressing im sure he will play…

Dean

Are we still able to change our players around each round prior to each game starting?

In round 1 can we trade in/out players who haven't played yet without wasting trades?

Tulendeena

yes, it will not count towards your 30

Donavan

Looking for a mid & defensive rookie (totalling under $242,500 and likely to play.

I already have-
Def – McIntosh, Saad & Oxley
Fwd – Salem, Clark, Saad, Lamb

Appreciate your help, thanks.

keenbutclueless

Based on who has been named for round 1, I don't think it is possible. the only other cheap def named is Brown at 146,900. Which means, even if you select him, you will need to find some cash elsewhere.

FearTheBeard

On that note is it a better move trading Goodes out for Brown now and putting 100k in the bank based on the fact Goodes is benched?

Northerner

Jed Bews. Also beauty is he’s last game, so good fallback.

@TylerCArmstrong

hamling

Jack

I put mcintosh as bloody emergency! the blokes absolutely ripping it up

Hazey

No Robinson Crusoe there Jack!

tom

If you put a non scoring player on the field you will get his 120 score (:

OUS

need urgent help
dom sheed + gray or
beams + forward emergency

sheed and gray will start on ground while beams will start on ground with salem, clark and hogan

WombatsFC

Very happy that my superior analysis skills and game knowledge stopped me from getting DeLidio or Daisy. LOL at those who thought that they were being clever by selecting them.

craig

deledio playing ok and daisy will be highest scorer in points per minute category. did well to analyse a report and an injury though…

WombatsFC

3 weeks on the sidelines is nice though aint it?

CJay

Would appreciate if you could pass on this weeks tattslotto numbers Wombat.

WombatsFC

Do your own lotto research CJay I'm too busy polishing trophys. Simple observation showed that DeLidio wouldn't play 20 games but I didn't expect to be proven right so quickly.

skindog

nice call Wombles, I too made that superior sc decision

WombatsFC

Well done Skinny I reckon all of the superstars like you, me, Dools, TWoof would have avoided both Dusty & Lids. Pretty sure Dools also had Vlastuin, Kamdyn and Docherty onfield down back.

skindog

Oooops, got Dusty Wom's!!! im telling myself he'll come good???

Howie Feltersnatch

lids cost me bad, put the vc on him as well FML

Dools

Womby you back mate and the post was not removed ……..

WombatsFC

Hiya Dools yeah it appears intellect was banned for a while.

Dools

Lids Subbed off This is like Fridge to Fridge stuff excellent

BundyBear

LOLOLOL only one game so far . But its true, some people think they are better then others. I dont think Im better then anyone . Actually Im probably worse at this then others. But every year I come back to play again. else. Carry on polishing ur virtual trophys

Dom

Keep Freeman or not?

Jambo

Trade him. If there was any chance of him being picked, this round was it. I reckon he will be a potential downgrade later on. I think that the Pies might be looking to get some VFL games into him before picking him.

Dools

Dusty Martin 46% – 52% DE – Played well where? He was In defence for one play The rest of the time I was looking at me D5 MCINTOSH …. NAB rising star This Round!!! Broke 100 with 3 mins left.
The Blues are poor 3 players can play at this level – Gibbs , Simpson and Judd.

dognino

Had Macca at D6, given me inspiration to downgrade Goodes who was at 5 , and run two rookies on field. I reckon Macca has cemented his spot in that team with his game tonight.

Spifflicator

Will you run Oxley or Brown on the field, or Saad if he avoids the snot vest? They are the only 3 choices aren't they?

dognino

I was thinking saad on field. Depends whether he avoids the vest. Otherwise brown, just because of his nab scores. First couple of weeks will be tough getting the right rookie on field I guess

@Linca_HotTiges

Gibbs? really? thought he was rather ordinary..

Matt

Mcintosh with 3 brownlow votes and MOTM on debut. Not too shabby. Glad he was on field for moi

Dools

Very impressed with 2 tigers – Vlastuin and Ex Geelong player T. Hunt …. Now I'm upset for no sticking with Valstuin so much for a tagging role eh?

Derek

All this weekend we will be cursing players we took out of out teams. I’m sure I had every player go through my team during the preseason

Daisy might have been that at one stage

dognino

Had docherty in my backline for a while, 140+ woulda been nice

Donavan

Forward-line decision – Hogan or Saad (StK)

Hype is all about Hogan – but his a KPP
Saad is named on ground – and we know he can play.

demon

saad only averaged 47 and 58 in his previous two years
hogan for me, better JS and I think he can average over 60

CashCows

So slight problem already, I had macca on the bench as E, how do i get his score now?

Backline is simpson,shaw,newnes,higgins,hunt,goodes ( macca, saad)

I am contemplating a goodes out or moving saad to the middle grabbing hamling (or none playing rookie early rookie) or am i chasing points that i cant get back?

Spifflicator

Don't stuff your team by chasing that 115. However, given you run to D6 trading down either Goodes or Higgins to another rookie who is likely to play early isn't a bad idea. Hamling is the only option I can see, but will he play in the next few weeks?

CashCows

This was always going to be my plan with D, i stuffed around last yr with possible donuts and jed bews..and that melb fella georgio,

I wanted a reasonable output from all D1-6, with as little headaches as possible..Hamling could play..but..maybe I am answering my own question and should leave it and deal with it

Dean

CashCows gr8 choice with Hunt, did you have Cripps in your side?

CashCows

Yes definitely had to run cripps! It was close between him sheed and newton, wasn't convinced with newton, but sheed could be a cracker!

Donavan

The only way to get his score would be to trade one of your defenders that hasnt played to a non-playing player, then put that player on the field, as your entire back-line look like getting a game this week.

Donavan

2nd thoughts, what I would do is this-

Bring Hugh Goddard (St.k) into your forward-line, then swing Goddard & Higgins. So you get Goddards zero points in defence, keep Higgin's score in the forward-line, and create the Fwd/Def swing.

By the way, good pick with Hunt in defence.

CashCows

Tough call to bring in Goddard, just not sure on his output…possible though!

Yes happy with hunts call, i figured he came from a good stock at geelong and will play a different role at tigers, so happy with it!

Dools

G'day Cash
Goodes is named on the extended bench but I think he will play, so choose Dools, well my head says Higgo mate Get that flogg out.
Which Hunt Mate Taylor??? Looked the goods tonight mate. Get SAAD on the playing field he is Rockets little pocket mate will play extended time I think.
Put a player (your choice) on the bench. Do not select him as an emergency. Default Sub score will go to your emergency (In this case Macca) you get 115 SC points …

CashCows

Yeh happy with Thunt tonight, think he should at least avg 75-80 all yr so was going to be a keeper even at D6! I have been weary with higgo for a while and he burnt me last yr, but again new team, new role…similar thoughts to Hunt

Derek

Nice you had Hunt on field.

Only way is to have a donut on the field. Is it worth it?

You could look at putting Godard in Fwd, and swing him to defence and play Higgins fwd.

Goddard won’t be far away from a game

CashCows

Hmm could be a go, just not sure on goddards output

dognino

No point picking a donut to chase scores, cash generation is more important

CashCows

Think this could be the answer!

hot dogs

Are you for real??????????

Who wastes a trade later on for a round one score????????????

For all you know Saad could outscore Kmac and then youve wasted a trade……

LOL people chasing LAST weeks points is bad enough but chasing YESTERDAYS points??????????

Thats a new one a a mega waste of a trade which is worth either a 50 point weekly avge upgrade from a rookie or 200K!!!!!

Goodluck selecting a donut for just 1 score and then having a non playing bench player- ridiculous!!!!!

CashCows

hot dog with the works…nice!

Thanks for the advice man, i knew this was the answer but just wondered if there was someway i could make it work for me, and I wouldn't be wasting a trade (no trades are counted this weekend) so long as the incoming player was actually playing and generating money..

Locked and Loaded

Is it just me or was mMaric's game tonight effected by the new ruck scoring system? Had 33 HO 13 touches. The answer may be due to his ineffective hitouts but if thats a sign of things to come I may save some cash with the big blokes this year. Thoughts?

Spifflicator

Apart from hit outs his stats were 8 kicks 5 hand passes 4 marks and 4 tackles, or about 60pts (could be a few more or less). Meaning the other 22 came from hitouts which is about 11 down on last year (based on the number of hit outs). His possession count could be better, and will need to be if he is going to average over 95.

Keg

I agonised over 2 selections:

Maric vs Nic nat and

Martin vs Bartel

I know it’s early doors but I can’t say I’m overly happy with my decisions at the moment!!

Dools

LOL that is pure Gold mate….
Why?? I am not having a go but you have had a Poor start…This is not the end Keg , this is just the 1st step in a marathon…Stumble yes, but this is a defining moment for you mate. Stick to your guns and Gut calls or throw a Tanty???
I had Cripps 211K for 51 SC points ….Hold Fast buddy hold Fast

Locked and Loaded

Stick with it mate we are only one game in I had Rance up until last 30 seconds before lockout comes out with 100+ gurantee you that won't happen every week. Guys bit of help here Hibbo & Ibbo LOL OR Taylor and Higgins??

Matt

Hibbo and Ibbo is more secure than the latter. Im not confiedent in the Burn man…..

Locked and Loaded

Cheers mate hopefully Ibbo can play a full season hopeful keeper

Keg

Thanks mate,

I know it’s a marathon, and I still have faith. After a start like this, faith may be all I have!! 🙂

Now watch Bartel and Nic nat go out and kill it this weekend! Lol

Zac

have mcintosh as emergency, what should i do?

Matt

Call it a day. Head to bed. And be glad you picked him in the first place 😉

Dools

Zac take your time and think this through mate…You have 30 plus hours before the next game have a read of the comments above

@Linca_HotTiges

could put a non playing rook on field.. but yeah call it a night lol

Trevor

bring a non playing backman such as Hugh Goddard or S Edwards from Essendon . You will get Mcintoshes 120 points and your non playing backman may play in the next week or two

Stevo

Everyones thoughts on Neale as an upgrade target to Gaj?

Rowan_

I expect Neale to make some cash and good points, and personally can't see Ablett not dropping in price.

It's what I'm doing. Keeping decent chunk in the warchest though to hopefully be able to make the move without being forced into culling a cash-cow early.

Jambo

Ablett is likely to be subbed out in the first few games so, he probably will drop quite a bit.

Dean

Granted its just one game but after seeing McIntosh tonight, in defence I decided to go back to a fairly light defence in:
Shaw, Jaensch, Newnes, Goods, McIntosh, Saad (Oxley, Hamling)

Doing this allowed me to fill my midfield with 6 GUNS such as: Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, JPK, Lewis, Griffen

It could end up biting me on the Ar$e big time but, I have more faith in my midfield scoring tons every week, rather then a lottery in defence.

Ben

I’m running a very similar set up with so many questions down back (I have one different defender), I’ve decided to go top heavy in the mids.

Time will tell if it’s a good move but you need to back it in!

Derek

I’m not messing around in defence.

Simpson, shaw, newnes, KK, ibbotson, Macintosh, (Saad, Oxley).

Goodes will burn everyone!

2 on field rookies will be a big mistake.

Solid defence won’t win SuperCoach, but a weak one will lose it.

Dean

I understand what you and Jambo are saying as that was my initial thoughts also.
In the past the defence premo's always end up scoring inconsistently, especially this year as we have very few gun midfielders in defence as opposed to previous years when we could select Bartel, Heppel, Hanley, Goddard and all of these had DPP's but this year we don't have that luxury.

THE GREAT MAN JOCK's STRATEGY and I quote:
"I refuse to load my defense to D5. I’m dead set certain that too many are trying to go too deep back there with blokes they’ve conned themselves into thinking can get the job done. I don’t want to be stuck with a basket of overpriced under performing crap defensive bloody lemons.

I want to be in a position where I can pick off the quality defensive options as they emerge in the lead up to the byes. I need Ibbotson or Goodes to provide me reasonable early output – and critically – I’ll be looking at using at least one of those blokes along with a rookie as a stepping stone to the defensive options that put their hand up as the season progresses."
END QUOTE

What Jock said is so true. That's why this season im thinking by having a more solid midfield by selecting Elite premiums such as: Pendles, Fyfe, Beams, JPK, Lewis, Griffen or who ever you like, these players have significantly less risk of scoring inconsistently compared to our defence selections.
This way I can upgrade my defence after seeing there output, and should save me upgrading a extra midfielder come mid season.

Good luck to all which ever way you chose to go.

Jambo

I disagree, the midfield is the hardest to lock down throughout the season. It will be to your advantage. Good luck this season.

Brett

And we are off !!!

Great to have footy back lads…just seeking some advice , not sure with the new scoring structure for rucks , whether to lighten up the stocks and take another defender … any advice !

rememberthetitans

Newnes , t hunt , c pearce , goodes , mcintosh , saad (hamling , brown)

ultra thin i’ve rolled the dice

Ablett, fyfe, j selwood , Kennedy, griffin, judd, rich , heeney ( Lambert, vanderberg, ellis-yolmen

Mummy , nicnat (Obrien)

Grey , martin , Swan , bellchambers , clarke , salem (hogan , saad)

Cheers community

Brett

Rich downgrade and upgrade goodes potentially?

Derek

Put Bellchambers in your Rucks.