Round 3 Supercoach Scouting Report

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Barron Von Crow - inner sanctumHowdy folks, Barron Von Crow here and we are here once again with our Round 3 Supercoach Scouting Report. Well, it’s finally happened. Gary Ablett is gone and now we must look elsewhere for our Supercoach Saviour.

Mind you, he hasn’t looked like his normal self anyway, so it’s probably a good thing we all just accept it and move on, rather than vainly hoping the old Gary will return.

But that old saying applies here, what doesn’t kill our Supercoach team will only make it stronger…Or make you rage trade your way through a bunch of guys you’ll later regret getting rid of, but either way, this is not the end of our Supercoach seasons, it is just the beginning! So lets get moving and see what Round 3 has in store for us!

Also, 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

 Friday, April 17, 7:50pm @ MCG

Coll v StLast time they met: Round 11, 2014: Collingwood DEFEATED St Kilda 140-54

Key scores: Travis Cloke 164, Dayne Beams 126, Clinton Young 115, Scott Pendlebury/Josh Thomas 113

HotNow into his 4th season, Josh Bruce scored his first ever Supercoach ton last week and the 9th highest score of Round 2, booting 6 goals (after only kicking 7 in his previous 3 seasons) and netting himself 145 Supercoach Points in the Saints win against Gold Coast.

coldA new team hasn’t helped Travis Varcoe improve his form, his current average of 61 is currently below the 66 Supercoach Points he averaged in his last year at Geelong

Key players:


Scott Pendlebury
Price – $668,800 – Avg 119.5 – BE 152
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 11, 2014: 113, Rd 6, 2013: 161, Rd 19, 2012: 126
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 12 games, 106.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 161
@ MCG Averages: 109.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170
Dane Swan
Price – $464,500 – Avg 105 – BE 62
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 6, 2013: 118, Rd 19, 2012: 97, Rd 11, 2011: 94
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 11 games1 113.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156
@ MCG Averages: 112.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 190
Travis Cloke
Price – $390,000 – Avg 65.5 – BE 97
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 11, 2014: 164, Rd 6, 2013: 124, Rd 19, 2012: 70
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 10 games, 82.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164
@ MCG Averages: 83.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 195


Jack Steven
Price – $455,900 – Avg 90 – BE 87
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 11, 2014: 78, Rd 6, 2013: 78, Rd 19, 2012: 55
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 6 games, 74.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 84
@ MCG Averages: 85.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 111
Nick Riewoldt
Price – $493,500 – Avg 98.5 – BE 92
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 11, 2014: 79, Rd 6, 2013: 135, Rd 19, 2012: 70
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 11 games, 83.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142
@ MCG Averages: 95.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 203
Jack Newnes
Price – $436,800 – Avg 79.5 – BE 96
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 11, 2014: 86, Rd 6, 2013: 69
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 2 games, 77.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 86
@ MCG Averages: 60.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 74 

captainCaptain Pick(s): The bad news from this came comes from Scott Pendlebury, who failed to complete training on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury against Adelaide in Round 2. Nathan Buckley hasn’t guaranteed that Pendles will play, or what his role will be on gameday, so I’d be skipping the normal “Dependlebury” this week here. After that, nothing really stands out, although you could take a flier on someone like Cloke taking advantage of the Saints like he has done previously.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Dane Swan

Saturday, April 18, 1:45pm @ MCG 

esscarl Last time they met: Round 23, 2014: Carlton DREW WITH Essendon 90-90

Key scores: Brock McLean 139, Paddy Ryder 118, Kade Simpson 117, Andrew Carrazzo 110

HotChris Judd’s first fortnight average of 104 is his best opening to the season since 2012, when he averaged 104 for the season.

coldMarc Murphy opened up the 2014 season with scores of 122 and 121 in the first two rounds. He has started 2015 with scores of 64 and 93.

Key players:


Marc Murphy
Price – $570,000 – Avg 78.5 – BE 176
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 3, 2014: 80, Rd 22, 2013: 98, Rd 11, 2013: 118
Total VS Essendon Averages: 16 games, 107.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 187
@ MCG Averages: 102.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 187
Chris Judd
Price – $486,900 – Avg 104 – BE 77
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 23, 2014: 90, Rd 11, 2013: 78, Rd 4, 2012: 91
Total VS Essendon Averages: 13 games, 105.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 197
@ MCG Averages: 113.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 197
Bryce Gibbs
Price – $571,000 – Avg 96 – BE 142
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 23, 2014: 82, Rd 3, 2014: 89, Rd 22, 2013: 81
Total VS Essendon Averages: 16 games, 90.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 143
@ MCG Averages: 92.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 150



Brendon Goddard
Price – $548,800 – Avg 80 – BE 161
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 23, 2014: 76, Rd 3, 2014: 102, Rd 22, 2013: 156
Total VS Carlton Averages: 13 games, 100.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 156
@ MCG Averages: 102.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 157
Paul Chapman
Price – $516,000 – Avg 80 – BE 142
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 23, 2014: 92, Rd 3, 2013: 110, Rd 3, 2013: 65
Total VS Carlton Averages: 9 games, 101.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 133
@ MCG Averages: 107.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163
Jobe Watson
Price – $486,900 – Avg 99 – BE 138
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 23, 2014: 85, Rd 3, 2014: 101, Rd 11, 2013: 79
Total VS Carlton Averages: 16 games, 92.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123
@ MCG Averages: 103.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166

captainCaptain Pick(s): Carlton haven’t really fired a shot yet in Supercoach, and while Essendon have looked good so far this year, they took care of the Swans for 3 quarters and won against Hawthorn last week, they haven’t actually provided a lot of worth in Supercoach, with only 2 players (Hooker and Heppell) averaging 100+, with Heppell being the only Bomber player to score 100+ in both games. A few might hope for one of the Bombers forwards opening up Carlton like Kennedy did last week, but I doubt many would own a player like Jake Carlise anyway to give that a shot. I’d likely cross this game off from your list, although I’m sure there will be someone (maybe Watson) who’ll end the day with a good score.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Jobe Watson

Saturday, April 18, 2:10pm @ Adelaide Oval


Last time they met: Round 7, 2014: Adelaide LOST TO Melbourne 67-70

Key scores: Brodie Smith 138, Mark Jamar 135, Sam Jacobs 132, Chris Dawes 123

HotRory Sloane is currently the #2 ranked player in Supercoach with his average sitting at 139.5 Supercoach Points. Brodie Smith is also the #2 ranked player in defence behind Alex Rance, his average of 130.5 is also the 11th best in Supercoach and in one final silver medal for Adelaide, Sam Jacobs is the #2 ranked ruckman in Supercoach, his average of 107 puts him behind Todd Goldstein for the #1 spot.

coldBoth Nathan Jones and Dom Tyson have started 2015 off slowly, with Jones averaging 70 Supercoach Points and Tyson averaging 63 Supercoach Points. This time last year Jones was averaging 118 Supercoach Points and Tyson 108 Supercoach Points.

Key players:


Patrick Dangerfield
Price – $567,600 – Avg 116 – BE 100
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 7, 2014: 120, Rd 22, 2013: 115, Rd 22, 2012: 106
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 7 games, 77.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 116.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 192
Rory Sloane
Price – $616,900 – Avg 139.5 – BE 82
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 7, 2014: 104, Rd 22, 2013: 116, Rd 7, 2011: 91
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 105.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 116
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 115.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 141
Sam Jacobs
Price – $620,100 – Avg 107 – BE 149
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 7, 2014: 132, Rd 22, 2013: 117, Rd 22, 2012: 102
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 5 games, 103.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 132
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 115.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163



Nathan Jones
Price – $581,200 – Avg 70 – BE 200
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 9, 2014: 81, Rd 22, 2013: 80, Rd 22, 2012: 89
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 10 games, 79.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 114
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 91.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120
Heritier Lumumba
Price – $417,000 – Avg 82.5 – BE 79
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 18, 2014: 98, Rd 9, 2014: 101, Rd 9, 2012: 86
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 10 games, 80.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 101
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 101.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 101
Dom Tyson
Price – $506,200 – Avg 63 – BE 170
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 7, 2014: 112
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 1 game, 112.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 112
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 135.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159

captainCaptain Pick(s): He’s quickly becoming a favourite for those who’ve had him since Round 1, but Rory Sloane would look to be the main man here. I can only imagine he’ll be getting more attention as the season goes on, but having someone like Dangerfield next to you could do a lot to alleviate any “cooler” attempts on him. I’d lock him in for a VC pick here, with Dangerfield also being an option if you own him as well.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Rory Sloane

Saturday, April 18, 4:35pm @ SCG

Syd Derby

Last time they met: Round 15, 2014: Sydney DEFEATED GWS 106-60

Key scores: Nick Malceski 138, Lance Franklin 137, Josh P. Kennedy 130, Kieren Jack 117

HotAfter 2 rounds, Dylan Shiel currently leads the league in Supercoach Points, with his average sitting at 142.5.

coldLuke Parker struggled last week; his score of 78 Supercoach Points was his lowest since Round 13 last year, which was also against Port Adelaide. There must be something about the black and teal that doesn’t agree with him.

Key players:


Lance Franklin
Price – $537,200 – Avg 97 – BE 120
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 15, 2014: 137, Rd 1, 2014: 54, Rd 8, 2013: 107
Total VS GWS Averages: 4 games, 101.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ SCG Averages: 109.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 168
Josh P. Kennedy
Price – $616,200 – Avg 128.5 – BE 101
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 15, 2014: 130, Rd 1, 2014: 91, Rd 1, 2013: 147
Total VS GWS Averages: 6 games, 122.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147
@ SCG Averages: 107.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 157
Luke Parker
Price – $583,000 – Avg 88 – BE 165
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 15, 2014: 116, Rd 1, 2014: 95, Rd 1, 2013: 96
Total VS GWS Averages: 5 games, 86.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 116
@ SCG Averages: 84.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 133



Callan Ward
Price – $606,000 – Avg 102.5 – BE 149
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 15, 2014: 110, Rd 1, 2014: 131, Rd 1, 2013: 89
Total VS Sydney Averages: 10 games, 103.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131
@ SCG Averages: 97.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 112
Shane Mumford
Price – $613,700 – Avg 103 – BE 153
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 15, 2014: 76, Rd 1, 2014: 132, Rd 7, 2009: 83
Total VS Sydney Averages: 4 games, 88.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 132
@ SCG Averages: 90.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159
Ryan Griffen
Price – $530,700 – Avg 94 – BE 122
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 22, 2014: 92, Rd 19, 2013: 126, Rd 10, 2012: 99
Total VS Sydney Averages: 11 games, 94.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170
@ SCG Averages: 81.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 99

captainCaptain Pick(s): JPK has looked to be in prime form so far this year and would be a definite option to consider, he’ll probably have a few more owners this week as people look to move Gary Ablett out of their teams. Lance Franklin is the other one to give consideration too from Sydney. He’s looked top notch so far this year and has runs on the board against Sydney in the past. Shiel has been the #1 Supercoach player over the season’s first fortnight, but it’d take a super effort to notch up another 130+ score here.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Josh P Kennedy

Saturday, April 18, 7:20pm @ Etihad Stadium 


 Last time they met: North Melbourne DEFEATED Port Adeaide 97-90

Key scores: Sam Gibson 123, Ben Cunnington 120, Levi Greenwood/Nick Dal Santo 119,Brent Harvey 114

HotLast week was a good one for the Roo’s, with Jarrad Waite (177 Supercoach Points), Todd Goldstein (154 Supercoach Points) and Jack Ziebell (150 Supercoach Points) all scoring in the top 6 scorers for Round 2.

Key players:


Andrew Swallow
Price – $500,600 – Avg 84.5 – BE 124
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 5, 2014: 134, Rd 8, 2012: 155, Rd 6, 2011: 85
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 10 games, 94.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 155
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 103.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 193
Todd Goldstein
Price – $574,400 – Avg 127 – BE 82
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 3, 2014: 98, Rd 6, 2013: 132, Rd 8, 2012: 91
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 10 games, 85.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 164
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 95.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166
Nick Dal Santo
Price – $553,100 – Avg 75.5 – BE 172
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 2, 2014: 119, Rd 17, 2013: 159, Rd 1, 2012: 148
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 12 games, 105.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 174
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 110.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178


Robbie Gray
Price – $596,900 – Avg 118 – BE 113
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 3, 2014: 79, Rd 6, 2013: 85, Rd 6, 2011: 81
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 7 games, 88.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 114
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 90.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 168
Travis Boak
Price – $568,200 – Avg 75 – BE 182
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 8, 2014: 88, Rd 6, 2013: 125, Rd 8, 2012: 52
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 8 games, 88.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 95.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 153
Justin Westhoff
Price – $489,600 – Avg 78.5 – BE 129
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 3, 2014: 77, Rd 6, 2013: 48, Rd 8, 2012: 63
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 9 games, 60.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 87
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 82.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 152

captainCaptain Pick(s): Port hasn’t won a game yet, and they’ve had a few key players, like Travis Boak, struggle so far, but they also have two players in Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines who look to be in some of their best form. Robbie Gray will always get at least a VC consideration from me, and should be looked at here as an option. The Kangaroos have alternated between looking awful and pretty good this year. I wouldn’t expect another big Jarrad Waite game this week, but if Lobbe misses again than Todd Goldstein could be the man you look to pick here.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Robbie Gray

Saturday, April 18, 7:20pm @ The Gabba

Brisbane v Richmond

Last time they met: Round 16, 2014: Brisbane LOST TO Richmoind 54-79

Key scores: Tom Rockliff 141, Trent Cotchin 133, Ivan Maric 126. Shane Edwards 114

HotDustin Martin bounced back from his poor start to the year to score 139 Supercoach Points last week.

coldDayne Beam’s opening fortnight average of 90.5 Supercoach Points is his worst return since 2012 when he averaged 68 over his first two games.

Key players:


Matthew Leuenberger
Price – $358,000 – Avg 61.5 – BE 86
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 20, 2013: 81, Rd 13, 2011: 135, Rd 6, 2011: 57
Total VS Richmond Averages: 4 games, 74.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 135
@ The Gabba Averages: 81.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 172
Dayne Beams
Price – $621,000 – Avg 90.5 – BE 182
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 3, 2014: 145, Rd 2, 2012: 69, Rd 4, 2011: 96
Total VS Richmond Averages: 5 games, 99.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145
@ The Gabba Averages: 72.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 109
Daniel Rich
Price – $348,300 – Avg 113 – BE -22
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 20, 2013: 90, Rd 19, 2012: 101, Rd 6, 2011: 93
Total VS Richmond Averages: 6 games, 75.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 101
@ The Gabba Averages: 89.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145



Ivan Maric
Price – $535,900 – Avg 86 – BE 141
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 16, 2014: 126, Rd 20, 2013: 99, Rd 19, 2012: 149
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 8 games, 87.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 149
@ The Gabba Averages: 83.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 149
Trent Cotchin
Price – $546,500 – Avg 88.5 – BE 143
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 16, 2014: 133, Rd 5, 2014: 134, Rd 20, 2013: 103
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 8 games, 103.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ The Gabba Averages: 108.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
Dustin Martin
Price – $534,900 – Avg 95 – BE 123
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 16, 2014: 102, Rd 5, 2014: 80, Rd 20, 2013: 110
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 7 games, 106.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 155
@ The Gabba Averages: 101.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 155

captainCaptain Pick(s): Dustin Martin was great in the 1st half last week, though he did slow down a bit in the 2nd half, but with how well someone like Jack Ziebell scored against the Lions last week (150 Supercoach Points) I think Martin could go off again here. Jack Riewoldt could be another option with Jarrad Waite showing up the Lions weakness in their back 6, especially when Merrett is missing.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Dustin Martin

Sunday, April 19, 1:10pm @ Aurora Stadium

Hawthorn v Bulldogs

Last time they met: Round 19, 2014: Hawthorn DEFEATED Western Bulldogs 107-45

Key scores: Bob Murphy 137, Liam Shiels 130, Jarryd Roughead 125, Jordan Lewis 123

HotPrior to Round 1 and 2 this year, in 73 career games Luke Dahlhaus has only once scored 100+ across consecutive games, which was between Rounds 5-7 in 2014 (against Carlton, Adelaide and Essendon).

coldHawthorn is the only team that Will Minson has failed to score 100+ Supercoach Points against, with his highest score being 84 Supercoach Points.

Key players:


Jarryd Roughead
Price – $514,700 – Avg 101 – BE 99
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 19, 2014: 125, Rd 17, 2013: 69, Rd 16, 2012: 113
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 11 games, 85.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 125
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 78.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 184
Jordan Lewis
Price – $588,200 – Avg 132.5 – BE 79
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 19, 2014: 123, Rd 17, 2013: 118, Rd 16, 2012: 105
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 12 games, 95.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 128
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 100.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170
Shaun Burgoyne
Price – $506,500 – Avg 100 – BE 96
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 19, 2014: 89, Rd 16, 2012: 54, Rd 10, 2011: 64
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 9 games, 93.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 125
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 97.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 171



Matt Boyd
Price – $526,200 – Avg 105.5 – BE 97
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 19, 2014: 63, Rd 16, 2012: 141, Rd 10, 2011: 128
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 11 games, 107.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 95.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 128
Luke Dahlhaus
Price – $492,700 – Avg 110.5 – BE 67
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 19, 2014: 84, Rd 17, 2013: 45, Rd 16, 2012: 68
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 4 games, 63.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 84
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 64.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 84
Will Minson
Price – $501,400 – Avg 78 – BE 137
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 19, 2014: 80, Rd 17, 2013: 83, Rd 16, 2012: 68
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 9 games, 62.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 84
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 69.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 83

captainCaptain Pick(s): The Western Bulldogs have looked like a hell of a team so far this year, with Marcus Bontempelli playing like the AFL’s next great superstar. The question now becomes, can he have a big Supercoach game against an AFL powerhouse like Hawthorn like he can against sides such as Richmond and West Coast? Will be an interesting game to watch, just for that alone. I’d likely skip him as a VC candidate, but there will be a few who take the chance. Jordan Lewis is the other option here; he didn’t put up a great score last week (You know when a player is among the best in Supercoach when you’re disappointed with a score of 111 from them), but he’s always got the potential to put up a Captain worthy score.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Jordan Lewis

Sunday, April 19, 3:20pm @ Simonds Stadium

Geelong v GCSLast time they met: Round 14, 2014: Geelong LOST TO Gold Coast 78-118

Key scores: Harley Bennell 167, Gary Ablett 160, Dion Prestia 137, Jarrod Harbrow 119

HotWith Gary Ablett struggling, Michael Rischitelli has stepped up in his absence, averaging 111 Supercoach Points over the first 2 games of the year, compared to the 76 Supercoach Points he averaged in 2014.

coldJoel Selwood isn’t the only Geelong in a bit of a form slump, with Mitch Duncan, who last year averaged 100 Supercoach Points only averaging 53.5 Supercoach Points over the first fortnight of AFL football.

Key players:


Joel Selwood

Price – $649,900 – Avg 89.5 – BE 201
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 14, 2014: 103, Rd 10, 2013: 73, Rd 15, 2012: 116
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 5 games, 114.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 113.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 176
Jimmy Bartel
Price – $549,000 – Avg 90 – BE 141
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 14, 2014: 78, Rd 10, 2013: 119, Rd 15, 2012: 113
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 5 games, 95.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 116.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 184
Corey Enright
Price – $478,400 – Avg 79.5 – BE 121
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 14, 2014: 99, Rd 10, 2013: 97, Rd 15, 2012: 93
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 96.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 99
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 94.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 176



Harley Bennell
Price – $514,600 – Avg 95 – BE 111
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 14, 2014: 167, Rd 15, 2012: 78, Rd 20, 2011: 77
Total VS Geelong Averages: 3 games, 107.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 167
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 122.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 254
Dion Prestia
Price – $569,800 – Avg 114.5 – BE 104
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 14, 2014: 137, Rd 10, 2013: 109, Rd 15, 2012: 62
Total VS Geelong Averages: 4 games, 81.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 109.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 109
David Swallow
Price – $554,600 – Avg 87.5 – BE 149
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 14, 2014: 99, Rd 10, 2013: 62, Rd 15, 2012: 84
Total VS Geelong Averages: 4 games, 72.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 99
@ Simonds Stadium Averages: 53.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 62

captainCaptain Pick(s): With the Suns finally admitting that Gary Ablett isn’t right and him being put on the shelf “indefinitely” it will be expected that someone like Bennell or Prestia really step up in his absence and make the team their own. Bennell absolutely destroyed the Suns last time these teams played and he’s the sort of player who could do it again. The only problem here is you’d need to use your big C on him and I’m not sure many would be willing to take that risk. For Geelong, Joel Selwood looked a bit more like his old self again last week and I’m sure he’ll be hoping to get the Cats their first win of the year.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Joel Selwood

Sunday, April 19, 4:40pm @ Domain Stadium


Last time they met: Round 15, 2014: West Coast LOST TO Fremantle 81-88

Key scores: Nat Fyfe 158, Stephen Hill 146, Paul Duffield 132, Eric MacKenzie 113

HotJosh J Kennedy had the highest Supercoach score of the year last week, kicking a double bag of goals against Carlton and scoring 178 Supercoach Points in the process.

coldHe started slow last year, and it’s happened again in 2015, with the 2014 Brownlow Medal winner Matt Priddis averaging 92 Supercoach Points so far this year. Last year he averaged 96 over the first 5 weeks and then 118 for the rest of the year.

Key players:


Matt Priddis
Price – $606,200 – Avg 92 – BE 171
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 15, 2014: 110, Rd 7, 2014: 86, Rd 16, 2013: 86
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 16 games, 105.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 152
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 105.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 188
Nic Naitanui
Price – $488,300 – Avg 97.5 – BE 91
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 15, 2014: 76, Rd 7, 2014: 54, Rd 16, 2013: 69
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 10 games, 75.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 105
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 91.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 185
Josh J. Kennedy
Price – $425,700 – Avg 125 – BE -1
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 15, 2014: 64, Rd 7, 2014: 64, Rd 16, 2013: 75
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 9 games, 72.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 109
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 74.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 190



Nathan Fyfe
Price – $657,500 – Avg 138.5 – BE 108
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 15, 2014: 158, Rd 7, 2014: 112, Rd 16, 2013: 86
Total VS West Coast Averages: 9 games, 110.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 103.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 171
Lachie Neale
Price – $468,900 – Avg 102 – BE 70
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 15, 2014: 85, Rd 7, 2014: 119, Rd 9, 2012: 65
Total VS West Coast Averages: 3 games, 89.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 87.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 143
Aaron Sandilands
Price – $580,800 – Avg 85.5 – BE 169
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 15, 2014: 85, Rd 7, 2014: 121, Rd 16, 2013: 74
Total VS West Coast Averages: 14 games, 84.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136
@ Domain Stadium Averages: 96.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 172

captainCaptain Pick(s): NATHAN FYFE! That is all.

perfect 9Perfect 9 Pick: Nathan Fyfe


Robbie Gray gets the VC for me this week, with Fyfe proving his worth to me as a Captain last week and he gets another run at the head of my squad because of that.


dean · 16/04/2015 at 19:38

Martin could go big again against the lions, thinking ill VC dusty into fyfe.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:07

    Solid move Dusty. Can't have a better C option to fall back on than Fyfe I reckon.

      Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:23

      I'm chucking the VC on Sloane this week in to Fyfe…. Sloane against Melbourne, could score big!

        lm11 · 16/04/2015 at 20:52

        Hate how everyone has Sloane now haha. So much for POD. I'm going for C on Dangerfield instead.

          SideBySidebottom · 16/04/2015 at 21:10

          I feel sorry for you having everyone jump onto your players.

          You should've picked Rockliff, Sidebottom and Ablett and you'd be laughing like a fat spider.

      PD · 16/04/2015 at 22:21

      What’s your team name Barron & what is your ranking at the minute?

jimmydowland · 16/04/2015 at 19:39

what to do with underperforming midfield premos (sellwood and beams) round 3.. hold?

    harry · 16/04/2015 at 20:06

    Personally would hold selwood and trade beams

    Big Plums · 16/04/2015 at 20:06

    I think you need a mirror

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:09

    Hold for now, Jimmy.

      Edward · 16/04/2015 at 22:11

      Cripps or Vanberlo?

    Youngster · 16/04/2015 at 20:14

    Hold. Way too early to chop these guys.

    scrofl · 16/04/2015 at 20:24

    Stick by your premiums, Selwood and Beams especially! Once the Cats start winning some football, Selwood's scores will rise, and when Rockliff comes back in, Beams will score better as well.

    Danners16 · 16/04/2015 at 21:51

    Keep faith

Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 19:41

Great article Barron. I'm taking a punt on Swan for VC this week (Fyfe C). if the pies click on Friday I think he is due for a big one.

    TOPHAWK1 · 16/04/2015 at 20:02

    Thought about that move too. Although I am leaning to Sloane VC this week (Playing Dees in Adelaide) and C on Fyfe.

      Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:34

      Unfortunately Sloan doesn't come into my team until rd 4. Should go large though!

        TOPHAWK1 · 16/04/2015 at 20:42

        Hope the Sloaneman goes really big Jimi. If he does go beserk, he will be real welcome into your side for round 4!

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:10

    Thanks Jimi.

    I think you could take worse chances than putting your VC on Swan. Reckon he could have a field day out there if he fires

      Jimi · 17/04/2015 at 22:41

      Well that paid off big time!

Dan · 16/04/2015 at 19:43

I need a back up for leuenberger as I was using my ruckman for the captain loophole do I upgrade to a playing ruckman or cop a donut

    NutSack · 16/04/2015 at 19:54

    The Burger has been dropped. Cant see him getting back anytime soon. He's actually no use to the Lions and it would make no difference to the team if plays again or not this year. Unless Martin goes down. I reckon he is gone.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:12

    Option is to either do a straight swap of Leuy out for someone, or you could try and engineer a RUC/FWD swing with someone like Bellchambers or Lycett.

      Dan · 16/04/2015 at 20:18

      Upgrade Tom Lamb?

@HJ_Mitch · 16/04/2015 at 19:43

Geez, Barron, we'll have to give you a new nickname – Slick!
Meaning efficient, professional, smart, smooth, masterly, sharp, deft, well-organised, adroit and all the other adjectives.
Very clear and concise summation that I can't find a weakness with.
No wonder Jock erected, I mean elected, to especially praise this submissive.

Keep em coming, Slick!

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:12

    Thanks for the kind comments, Mitch!

jimmydowland · 16/04/2015 at 19:43

thoughts on tom lamb to lonie or mcgrath?

    @HJ_Mitch · 16/04/2015 at 19:53

    like for like, jimmy, with no upside. I'd keep him for a bit longer and wait to see if he gets more games. He is due to get cash if he plays.

    TOPHAWK1 · 16/04/2015 at 20:09

    Also look at Ciaran Byrne (Named for blues this week) or Nathan Krakouer (Named for Port this week). Both seriously talented rookies. If you have Kane Lambert, might be trade him out before Lamb as he is out for 6-8 weeks. (Shoulder stuffed). Lamb could return at any time as he has no reported injury.

FootyFanatic · 16/04/2015 at 19:44

Should I give Lamb the flick? Seeing that he hasn't even been named as an emergency has made me a bit worried.
What are everyone's thoughts on Mcarthy? As I'm considering bringing him in but haven't seen him play yet

    Dan · 16/04/2015 at 19:47

    Nathan Krakour nice and cheap and starting this week, Tom lamb will be fighting for his spot with the likes of darling and kennedy so its a risk.

    Donavan · 16/04/2015 at 19:49

    Im waiting to see if Krakouer performs well, then in the next 2 weeks upgrade Lamb to Krakouer.

      dognino · 16/04/2015 at 19:56

      I'd wait until krak gets named for his third game before trading him in for lamb. I'm happy to hold lamb for now and use him to loophole Lonie and Clark

        FootyFanatic · 16/04/2015 at 20:02

        Yea thanks for the advice guys, i think I might hold for this round

        BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:13

        That's the move Dognino. Lamb or Lambert won't be losing value not playing, so if you have cover you can wait a fortnight to see what Krark's JS and performance are looking like.

          Westy · 16/04/2015 at 22:10

          Footy Fanatic, Sam Kekovich would not approve of you ditching Lamb!

    Spifflicator · 16/04/2015 at 20:28

    McCarthy is fast shaping as the Giants no 2 fwd behind Cameron. He also had a stint in the ruck when Tomlinson went off, but I doubt that will continue now they brought Phillips in. He is good for an average of about 70ish maybe more if you're lucky. Should hit 400k sometime prior to the byes but no more than that.

Connor · 16/04/2015 at 19:58

This week I am looking at multiple trades and I am in need of some help – Obviously G. Ablett has to go but its the other ones I'm not sure about.
First Set – G. Ablett > R. Sloane + B. Goodes > K. McIntosh (I have J.Hamling sitting on my bench in the Backline)
Second Set – G. Ablett > C. Judd + P. Cripps > D. Rich OR J. Hamling > K. McIntosh

Please Help ME!!! Thanks 🙂

    Dean · 16/04/2015 at 20:22

    GAJ to Sloane & Goodes to McIntosh mate. I personally don't cannot see Judd as a keeper so it'll cost you 2 trades overall.
    Although this will be no surprise as im sure 90+% of those who have GAJ will be swapping him straight to Sloane.

    I see Shiel as a potential Elite Premium and a keeper especially now that GAJ is out, I can see him averaging 110 for the season so his price should hit $600k by the time the bye rounds come around.
    Just a query if you like Judd what's keeping you away from Shiel, he costs only $22,000 more then Judd?

    Spifflicator · 16/04/2015 at 20:24

    First set mate. Cripps still has value in the mids.

    Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:38

    First set. If you didn't start with Judd there's not point trading him in, plus Cripps is named and may still churn out some good $$$.

throttlefinger · 16/04/2015 at 19:58

Brilliant as always, Barron.

Gray VC, Fyfe C. Great minds think alike…although am considering Swanny as a wild card VC.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:13

    Thanks Throtts.

    Great minds do, but I can understand the appeal of Swan this week.

Tofor · 16/04/2015 at 20:00

Lamb -> Hogan
Lumumbra -> Higgins?

I only have 7k in the bank, but really want to make the first trade.
I also have Goodes who I wouldn't mind getting rid of, but for who? Jackson Ramsay is the only person under 250k who has played both games and again named. I'm tempted by Whitecross..

    harry · 16/04/2015 at 20:05

    Lamb to hogan is good.
    Possibly get in mcintosh, oxley or saad and pocket the cash. Higgins wont do a lot more than lubumba

      Tofor · 16/04/2015 at 20:12

      Hey Harry, thanks for the reply! I've already got those three rookies.
      I feel having Hogan is essential.. and Lamb not even named on an extended bench/ emergency is a concern.
      I can't afford to do a straight swap Lamb to Hogan.
      I agree Higgins and Lumumbra are of similar scoring potential.. feel Higgins might slightly outscore him overall?
      Lumumbra is mega unpredictable. I also have Newnes and Shaw back in defence who I'm not extremely convinced about

        Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:06

        sideways trade to higgins. do not do it. hogan for Lamb spot on. what other problems dp you have.

    Tofor · 16/04/2015 at 20:14

    I could also go..
    Goodes -> Whitecross or Ramsay to get Hogan in.. Ramsay has scored 66 his first two games, looks like his JS is good.

    Dean · 16/04/2015 at 20:39

    Lam to Hogan a MUST

    However Lumumba to Higgins is a waist of a trade mate. That's pure sideways trading and Lumumba is doing fine as his Average is 82 after two games, higgins has a Average of 94.

    Tofor · 16/04/2015 at 22:10

    Thanks for the pointers, yeah I've decided trading Lumumbra out is a waste.
    To get the extra cash for Lamb -> Hogan, I'm going Goodes to Whitecross. It's a risk whether Whitecross plays this week or gets the vest, but I think he will eventually fit into the 22, or get enough games to increase in price. I can cover him as all the rest of my defenders are guaranteed to play. Also pockets me 50k for future upgrades.

harry · 16/04/2015 at 20:03

Cripps to nvb or Rich or should I hold?

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:13

    If he's not named I'd likely go to Rich.

    The Bont · 16/04/2015 at 21:26

    Hold. He's been named in the midfield, give him another chance.

    Cozza · 16/04/2015 at 22:16

    Agree – hold. He has another week before his price change

Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:04

Tomb Lamb not even on the emergency….. That's weird!

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:14

    Still gotta earn his stripes obviously.

Dean · 16/04/2015 at 20:07

I have Harbrow in defence and the more I look at my options my Gut keeps telling me McDonald over Docherty, think I'll be pulling the trigger on that. Melbourne have played two ordinary sides and McDonald has gone BANG BANG my theroy is as they play better teams one would presume the ball will spend allot more in Melbourne's defence so on that alone he could score quite a bit providing he is consistent.

I like McDonald more so then Docherty.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:19

    McDonald is an interesting one, showed some good form at times last year and Docherty still has Walker to come back too.

    Spifflicator · 16/04/2015 at 20:20

    Looking at the stats I would say Laird and Docherty are more likely to maintain their scoring than McDonald. He and Rance have managed high points off small disposal numbers but high disposal efficiency which just cannot be sustained in the long term. Look deeper before picking your defender.

    Horsemiller12 148 14 · 17/04/2015 at 00:22

    That is a 100% no brainer Dean, Sam Locherty Loch LOCK. 90% of the preseason this year and only did 10% last year. Huge score R1, then copped a head knock R2, went just ok and still pumped out a 95. Expect him to average 95-100 and finish a top 8 av def this year. The defensive fwd attention will always go to Yarran/Simpson first, so this guy will do as he pleases.

    I just wish I could justify getting him in as a D5 this week, but I can't have high scoring rookies like Saad & Kamdyn on the pine (with Oxley/Goodes). For me it's either…

    1. Miller to Van Berlo and $100k
    2. Cripps to Docherty, Saad swings to mid & Pendles (who's ankle concerns me) to Sloane/JPK & $50k
    3. Cripps to The Bont & Pendles to Sloane/JPK & $40k

      Horsemiller12 · 17/04/2015 at 01:28

      Came up with a solution that eliminates my only 2 failing rookies and means NVB is the only one I've missed with a pure guns and rookies strategy. Happy with that..

      Goodes, Miller OUT
      Docherty C Byrne in (Saad to mids)

T.J · 16/04/2015 at 20:10

Cripps to Krak?

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:19

    Any other options? Krak could be a one and done sub, so I'd like to wait a fortnight before bringing him in.

      T.J · 16/04/2015 at 20:21

      I was thinking Cripps to NVB but that a sideways trade and don't usually like doing them…

        BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:24

        Yea, I'm not normally a fan either.

          patrick · 16/04/2015 at 20:31

          what do people think, re cripps to nathan van berlo

            Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:42

            Cripps is named, hold him, see what he does this week.

          T.J · 16/04/2015 at 20:43

          Barron what are your thoughts re Cripps to NVB

            BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:54

            Not a fan TBH. Cripps is named and they reckon they'll be giving the kids a go, so hopefully that means he spends a good chunk of the game in the middle.

    Dean · 16/04/2015 at 21:01

    I don't understand why you guys consider Cripps to NVB as a sideways trade, I totally understand if your saying someone like Lumumba to Higgins, sure that's a sideways trade.

    But Cripps to NVB is not a sideways trade by any means when you consider the cash generation to be made. Cripps after 1 game scored a disappointing 53 so his current B/E is +18 as opposed to NVB -59 and $70k production cash increase.

    Barron id love your feed back on this mate: Wouldn't you consider trading Cripps to NVB a corrective trade, rather then a sideways trade?

    I mean NVB price from $215k is projected to rise above $450k by round 10 I just don't understand some can consider this a sideways trade. Granted NVB may not reach $450k by round 10 but one would presume his price should at least reach $400k by round 10.


      dognino · 16/04/2015 at 21:25

      What's to say Cripps won't reach the same as NVB , everyone's basing his output on 1 game, forgetting he averaged about 100 in the NAB. If he didn't get named, then yeah , it would probly be wise to move him on, but if he's playing, I think it's worth holding , I know he won't hit nab numbers, but I think he will average close enough to NVB to be considered a waste of a trade.

      Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:26

      Who’s to say that Cripps won’t get there either? If you have no other problem areas in your team, then go nuts. If you do, just hold. Not the most essential of trades

      B-Mac · 16/04/2015 at 21:52

      I'm with you Deano. "what's to say" Cripps doesn't do this, "what's to say" Cripps doesn't do that…NVB has runs on the board. Wait another week to see how Cripps goes means you miss the $. It's the smart, safe move; it's the only move.

        Girdle · 17/04/2015 at 00:25

        Prime example……Oxley scored 31 in Rd1 and was subbed off…..a worse performance than Cripps. Smashes out a 116 in Rd2, now everyone wants him in defence. Don’t panic with Cripps. Your season wonbe defined by getting Van Berlo in…..

blake · 16/04/2015 at 20:10

dyson Heppell or Dion Prestia

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:18

    I think Heppell has been doing really good for not playing a pre-season game, but with Ablett gone you'd think Prestia will need to be the #1 man at the Suns now. It's a coin toss for sure.

      blake · 16/04/2015 at 20:20

      do you think with gary gone that prestia can cop the tag

        BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:24

        He might, he had guys like Carrazzo and Weller tag him last year once Ablett went down.

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:28


Youngster · 16/04/2015 at 20:12

I'm putting the VC on Tex in case he goes berserk against Melbourne with the C on Fyfe.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:16

    It'll likely be raining in Adelaide on Saturday, so he could struggle in the wet, but if the forward press works again against Melbourne then the ball could find it's way in the Crows forward line for quite a while.

Spifflicator · 16/04/2015 at 20:14

Given I traded out Blakely this week, my only loophole option is O'brien in the ruck. So it will have to be Swan as VC into Fyfe this round.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:21

    Few people look to be going for Swan this week. Could pay off bigtime!

Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:15

Rank 904th in the land…. Great result, that's the highest I have ever been since starting about 6 or 7 years ago…. I'm bloody stoked lads, I don't know if I can stay up there for long. Thanks to you Jock and the rest of the community, appreciate all the help and advice everyone has given me! Cheers boys!

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:21

    Great work, Dee! Hope you can keep doing even better from here.

      Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:25

      Thanks champ… All the best for the rest of the season BVC! Great work mate…

Bruds · 16/04/2015 at 20:16

Is bringing in Lonie/Mcrath worth a trade for Lambert?
Or should i trade Goodes up to a premium as i have $$ Thinking Brodie Smith?
Or Hold?

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:22

    Tough one, Bruds. I'm getting rid of Goodes myself, but I reckon even with Lambert missing you can probably hold him for now and see how Krak goes maybe.

    Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:47

    I'm also looking to get Smith. Didn't go for him this week because concussed players usually stink it up in their first game back.

    I've downgraded/corrective traded this week, lots of cash in the bank. Rd 4, BANG BANG Sloan and (probably) Smith.

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:32

    Upgrade Goodes to premo

    The Bont · 16/04/2015 at 21:49

    Wait till Sunday and see if Goodes is the sub. If not, keep him. If he is, upgrade him to a premo.

    Not worth the trade for Lonie/Mcgrath, will only score 50-60s, wait for a better option to come along.

steel front · 16/04/2015 at 20:18

whats with nthis spoonerism team theyre talking about on the radio?

Arry Gablett
Fat Nyfe
Puke Larker
Harmichael Kunt
Rock Jeynolds
Heater Pigginbotham
Carron Von Bro
V Jiney
Kosh Jelly

    Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:25


James · 16/04/2015 at 20:23

Hey Community,

Thoughts on my trade this week,

P Cripps out and in Jack Lonie via substitution with Lambert who moves into the midfield. I was thinking of getting rid of Deledio but really I'm just wasting a trade knowing that I'll probably get him back in. Missed out on going straight from Cripps to Van Berlo by $500 so is it a sensible alternative going to Lonie? Is McGrath from Brisbane a better forward line option?


    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:53

    Not big on the Cripps to Lonnie move, it's likely not to work out any better from you and waste a trade.

      James · 16/04/2015 at 20:57

      If I don't trade Lambert then I will score a zero in my forward line as Deledio is out and Lamb hasn't been named. Got any suggestions?


        James · 16/04/2015 at 20:59

        Also only have $3,700 in bank so can't go Lambert to Krakour either

        BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:02

        Hmm, that's a pickle then. You may be forced to do the Cripps/Lonnie swap just to field a full side.

        TTJ · 16/04/2015 at 21:45

        Lamb to Lonie or McGrath is a straight swap. If Lonie is not sub (which I don't think he will be) I would probably go him.

    Phil · 16/04/2015 at 21:34

    I'd trade Delidio out and not get him back in. We knew in the off season he had a bad Achilles but we thought he'd be okay, then in his first game he's subbed and misses the next 2 (maybe more) weeks. Can't see him being top6 forward. If you don't have Swan that's who I trade into, if not Buddy.

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:36

    Lids to Bont? Subbed out 3rd qtr and misses two games? Something not right there

blake · 16/04/2015 at 20:23

also thoughts on offloading boak and then goodes to laird

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:53

    I'd be keeping Boak personally. GOtta back in the premo picks.

      SideBySidebottom · 16/04/2015 at 23:05

      I don't trust players that wear number one.

    mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:10

    Unless you consider Laird more of a keeper than Boak, I wouldn't do it. Definitely avoid if using Laird as a stepping stone, cos it's trades burnt and less premos in your squad. Boaks schedule picks up in a couple of weeks…

Brillsy21 · 16/04/2015 at 20:27

Who do I trade Goodes to if I already have Mcintosh, Saad and Oxley??

    The Roughnuts · 16/04/2015 at 20:35

    you could hold goodes and have a look at a whitecross over the coming few weeks.

    Jack · 16/04/2015 at 20:38

    I have the same problem. I have 144k in the bank.

    Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:38

    upgrade him perhaps?

    Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:50

    Brown if you just want a predictable low scored season bench keeper with great JS. Otherwise i think you'll have to hold out for new rookies or look to upgrade.

    The Bont · 16/04/2015 at 21:22

    If you've already got those three, you'll have to upgrade him to someone like Savage, or a more expensive player if you can find the cash.
    Hold him if he's not sub though.

    Derek · 16/04/2015 at 21:59

    Whitecross will play this week and everyone will be getting him in next week

      SideBySidebottom · 16/04/2015 at 23:07

      Or the week after.

Charlesy · 16/04/2015 at 20:28

Gray averages under 90 v North so I’ll have Lewis as vc into Fyfe. With Krakouer I think it’s best to wait till he has 3 games then he’ll be good value as a dpp cheap downgrade.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:52

    Yep, wait for Krak and see how he's looking.

Tofor · 16/04/2015 at 20:28

Which rookies to field?
Sheed, Cripps, vandenberg, Heeney, Ellis Yolmen,
I'm thinking E-Y and Cripps, but then Heeney might score well vs GWS?

    Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:39

    Heeney and CEY….

      Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:40

      Heeney against GWS and CEY against Melbourne…..

    Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:51

    I field rookies based on how strong their opposition is. Then just want for the announcements re: sub vests and adjust accordingly.

    Too hard to predict them this early.

Dee · 16/04/2015 at 20:29

TRADE 1: Ablett OUT, Sloane IN.
TRADE 2: Cripps/Cockatoo OUT, Van Berlo IN.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:52

    1st one is good, but if Cripps is playing then I'd be saving the trade.

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:38

    Get rid of Cocky.

Benji S · 16/04/2015 at 20:31

What is a better trade: Goodes > Oxley or Cripps > NVB. No bench cover in defence as Goddard is D8.

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:51

    Since you've got no bench cover you could go Goodes/Oxley, but I'm not sure how well Ox will score every week.

    Jimi · 16/04/2015 at 20:55

    Struggled with this one too. Now that Cripps is named in the 22 I think Goodes to Oxley. Just.

    Benji S · 16/04/2015 at 21:02

    Are there any other rookies in defence apart from oxley,saad and mcyntosh?

      BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:10

      Jake Kelly just got upgraded, but his JS is iffy atm.

      TTJ · 16/04/2015 at 21:34

      Ciaran Byrne (Carlton) Def/Fwd $123,900
      Harris Andrews (Brisbane) Def $117,300
      Jake Kelly (Adelaide) Def $123,900

      All 3 named to make their debut this week.

      Derek · 16/04/2015 at 21:46

      Whitecross has been named. Big chance of playing.

    Phil · 16/04/2015 at 21:27

    If you've got no cover how about Goddard to Oxley?

    There's a few defensive rookies named this week along with Kelly there's Byrne from Carlton and Webb from Bulldogs.

The Roughnuts · 16/04/2015 at 20:37

I have managed to grab all the rookies. I do however have Lamb in the fwds & Cripps in the mids.

Is it wasting trades to go:

Cripps to NVB
Lamb to J McGrath

Thoughts community

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 20:51

    Cripps is named, so I wouldn't be looking to move him out yet.

    The Roughnuts · 16/04/2015 at 21:10

    Cheers Barron appreciate the input. I don't like sideway trades but NVB is likely to go to probably 400k+ Not sure if cripps has that in him. Decision time over the coming few nights.

    Phil · 16/04/2015 at 21:24

    I'm doing Cripps to Van Berlo so I can't knock that one, I don't like option 2 though…..McGrath just not doing enough to justify that one. Hold that trade you have Tarrant & Krakouer playing this week (much better scoring potential than McGrath) see how they go after 2 games, if good and Lambs still not named pull the trigger.

spencer · 16/04/2015 at 20:54

which is a better trade…

Ablett-Sloane and Hugh Goddard-Oxley


Ablett-Bont and Hugh Goddard-Alex rance

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:07

    Whew, that second trade is mighty tempting! Depends on what you're comfortable risking, if Bont and Rance keep up the same sort of pace then you'll be laughing all the way to the bank. If you want to play it safe, then go for Sloane, want to risk it and get a greater payoff, go for the 2nd trade.

      spencer · 16/04/2015 at 21:41

      cheers, I might stick with Sloane as he is so bloody consistent from past years i've had him 🙂 might keep bont and rance as upgrades for the future

        SideBySidebottom · 16/04/2015 at 23:19

        Second trade smacks of chasing last weeks points.

    Harry · 16/04/2015 at 21:13

    Sloane's a superstar. Every chance to be top 5 mid this year and was second picked in my team behind Fyfe. Has there been a second year player in the history of supercoach that has sustained a 110+ average?

      BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:19

      Just going off the top of my head, but both Ollie Wines and Chad Wingard averaged near 100 in their 2nd years. But yes, he probably won't keep up with a 110 average, but you never know, the kid looks the goods. I'd have him coming back down to Earth at somepoint soon though, but not a major crash or anything.

        Harry · 16/04/2015 at 21:23

        Good call Barron. It was a question I didn't know the answer to but was assuming it never happened. Wines was damn good as I recall also. I would think Bont will end up with a 95 odd point avg which is still outstanding for a 2nd year player but I think plenty of people are anticipating a super premo output which won't happen IMO

      SideBySidebottom · 16/04/2015 at 23:21


    Phil · 16/04/2015 at 21:20

    First one much better I reckon. You get a must have rookie and a premium that looks like top8 material as opposed to 2 players punching above there weight.

      Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:14


    The Bont · 16/04/2015 at 21:24

    Option 1

Locked and Loaded · 16/04/2015 at 20:56

GAJ TO JPK + 150k OR BONT + 310k??

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:00

    JPK. Paying the extra for a proven premium is worth it IMO.

    Derek · 16/04/2015 at 21:17

    We will find out how good the Bont is this week against the Hawks

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:41


      Locked and Loaded · 16/04/2015 at 22:40

      Thanks guys JPK it is can work out a way to get Bont in after if he keeps flying

    Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:15


Brillsy21 · 16/04/2015 at 21:01

Griffen to Sloane, or Michael Johnson to Rance and save my $$$

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:15

    Neither yet.

      Brillsy21 · 16/04/2015 at 21:23

      okay cheers mate

CJay · 16/04/2015 at 21:05

Moving Gaz to JPK.
Happy with rookie's other than not having V.B.
Worth a trade T.Miller out to get V.B in?
Pro's and Cons please Barron

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:14

    Potential points on play and cash generation VS using a trade, basically.

      CJay · 16/04/2015 at 21:26

      Thanks Barron.
      Back on the topic, great bonus having Fyfe playing last game Will have the C on him for sure

mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 21:06

Hey Barron, Great work as always!

Jake Kelly has been upgraded but didn't do much in the NAB.
Any insights from the Crow's Nest that would make him worth a look?

    BarronVonCrow · 16/04/2015 at 21:17

    Thanks, MC.

    He'll be replacing Cheney, so he'll be looking to play that same sort of role as a medium sized defender. His defensive skills look to be AFL standard, but he's still a bit fumbly/panicky with the ball (a lot of youngsters are though). Has been told he needed to still work on the offensive side of his game after spending all of last year in the SANFL, but they see a lot of potential in him. I don't think his output will be super high yet and if Cheney is just a couple of week injury he could be back in the magoos pretty quick.

      mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 21:43

      Wow. That's such an indepth response. Thanks! Not too tempting to run with young Kelly… Looks like i'll be keeping Kolodjashnij for another week then…

        Derek · 16/04/2015 at 21:51

        You can get in early on Whitecross. He looks like playing this week

          mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:01

          Thanks for the suggestion Derek. Given Whitecross' injury history… I'll definitely be waiting til he gets through the first 2 games. I don't need anyone on the field, but if i'm cashing in, I don't want to have to downgrade Kolo to a donut. He gets a pardon for this week.

James · 16/04/2015 at 21:11

Who do we think has better job security out of McGrath and Lonie?


    Phil · 16/04/2015 at 21:16


Ben Bretel · 16/04/2015 at 21:22

boys what do u reckon beams to bont through bont in forward line plan on keeping him and goodes to smith

    Dee · 16/04/2015 at 21:56

    why would you trade Beams out?

    mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:02

    Has anything changed from why you started with Beams? His price change doesn't matter if you keep him all season. Is there another way to get Bont in if you really want him?

X man · 16/04/2015 at 21:30

What to do with Boak?? I went with him at the start as a POD and thinking he would be a Lewis but it appears to have backfired. Should I trade?

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:46

    If you have to get rid of him, do it now. If not, Port have a better draw after Rd5. He’ll score well after that for sure

      Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:17

      Great upgrade option in byes for us that dont have him.

joe · 16/04/2015 at 21:33

slone vs JPK vs lewis
thoughts much appreciated community

    Girdle · 16/04/2015 at 21:44

    Comes down to personal preference really. Should all be 115+ average for the year

    Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:17

    Agree. I have gone JPK next will be Pendles and Sloan depending on Pendles injury

Tulendeena · 16/04/2015 at 21:47

Newton or Cripps?

Leaning towards keeping Cripps

    mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:07

    Cripps could make you more money, just one week late. Carlton need more bodies in the midfield so I wouldn't be surprised to see him do better from here on. I personally wouldn't spend the trade especially with Cripps being named. I'd be more tempted by Van Berlo if you don't have him.

BeerIsYum · 16/04/2015 at 21:48

Brilliant Read
…… I may go JPK after that

Danners16 · 16/04/2015 at 21:50

Great article Baz like always! H.Bennell must of had a incredible game against Geelong sometime if his highest score was 254 at Simonds Stadium, similar to the great Gary Ablett Jr.
Quick question, which of these two players should I bring in for Goodes and Cripps?
Rich and any rookie (less than $150000)
Bont and Krakouer
*I have a few DPP to switch players around so I can get any rookie I want
Thoughts would be great thanks community

    lostlarrikin · 17/04/2015 at 00:07

    Cripps named on the ground in centre so will play.
    No point wasting a trade there.
    Goodes needs to go, so no secret on which rooks are hot property ala Saad, Kmac, Ox, CEY, AVB, Heen, NVB…

Alan · 16/04/2015 at 21:51

Thoughts on Brad Ebert, had two super games and a POD. Nobody is mentioning him and I see more value in him than Griffin

    mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:21

    Can't see Ebert averaging the 110 you need for a keeper. Burning trades on sideways move. If you don't want Grifffin – best to try find a way to get him to a clear top 8 mid…. easier said than done maybe!

Goldie · 16/04/2015 at 21:55

Need guidance community – are people trading out Kane lambert? With him out I've got no bench cover in my forward line. Should I bring in Jayden McGrath or Jack Lonie? (Already have Salem, hogan, Clark)

Leaning towards McGrath, although having Lonie works out better in terms of bye structures.

    Dee · 16/04/2015 at 21:59

    Yeah McGrath just….

      Westy · 16/04/2015 at 22:21

      Lambert out 6-8 weeks – that's an out for me in favour of NVB. Only downside is I've lost my M/F swing. Could have retained it by moving Gray, Bont or Goddard into the mids and moving Heeney to bench, and picking up a FWD or then doing a F/D swing on H Goddard for a DEF (exchange Ibbo for Rance).

Brook · 16/04/2015 at 22:06

I have two trading options in mind for this week (and thinking ahead to round 5 given some interesting inclusions for this round)

Option 1: R3: Minson to Bont (via TBC); Cripps to NVB // R5: Miller to Krak; Goodes to WhiteX // $100-150k in bank
Option 2: R3: Goodes to DEF rookie (Kelly); Miller to NVB // R5: Lambert to Krak // $20k in the bank

*both options get me to 12 solid rookies by r5 (subject to injury and form)

Option 1
Pros – more points, more $, more certainty on rookies output, keep lambert loophole, slightly more certainty on keepers (Bont as top 9 fwd vs Minson as top3 ruck)
Cons – lose ruck cover for 3 weeks at least, extra trade, less data on the Bont, another trade or loss of points if TBC goes down

Option 2
Pros – maintain ruck cover, less trades, more data on trade-in keepers
Cons – less points, less $, uncertainty on rookies (Cripps, DEF rookie), lose lambert loophole after R5, slightly less certainty on keepers

Overall, I think I will go for option 1 as the game is ultimately about points and trades are there to make you cash which makes you points. It is the more risky option but I think it is calculated and I will have cash in the bank as a contingency plan. Also, checked last year's stats and the Bont averaged 86 in 7 matches against top 8 teams so I don't think he will drop off as much as some think. He is a better player this year and likely to be a top 9 fwd.

That's my reasoning and plans for the next few rounds … Of course a LTI this week could see my plans redrawn but I think it should be ok … Am I on the right track?

    Brook · 16/04/2015 at 22:08

    Just to clarify, that 7 game average did not include a sub affected score of 14 against essendon

    mysterycannon · 16/04/2015 at 22:19

    I'm with you…. Can see Bont as top 10 FWD, but don't see Minson as Top 3 Ruck.
    If you're comfortable going without ruck cover, then more $$ and more points seems to make sense for Option 1.

      Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:20


      the sprinkler · 17/04/2015 at 16:01

      no ruck cover = donuts. at least 6 a year. its started with luen this week- and wouldnt be surprised to see TBC rested in the next couple.

Ted · 16/04/2015 at 22:15

Trade proposals
Ablett > Pendles/Sloan
Cripps > Van Berlo


    Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:21

    do it

Cozza · 16/04/2015 at 22:28

Option 1 – GAJ > Sloane, Wells > Shiel/Bont/Wallis/NVB
Option 2 – GAJ > Sloane, Lamb > McGrath (Lamb is my only rookie not on the bubble other than Cripps)

Option 2 will make me more cash and leave $149k in the kitty to get a mid to a premo next week or week after once their prices increase

Pieman 74 · 16/04/2015 at 22:39

G’day SC Community. I have four trade options this week and can only make two. Which of the options should I go with.

1) Malcevski – Smith/Shaw

2) Ablett – Sloane

3) Z Clarke – Nic Nat

4) Miller (GC) – Vandenberg

Any thoughts/advice greatly appreciated.

    Crowls · 16/04/2015 at 23:23

    1. No sideways trades
    2. Great Trade
    3. Yes
    4. No sideways trades unless donut or LTI

      Pieman 74 · 16/04/2015 at 23:44

      Thanks Crowls. I thought Malcevski trade was premimum to premium and Malcevski scheduled to drop $61k while Clarke scheduled to drop $53k and Ablett about the same the next time he plays.

    Girdle · 17/04/2015 at 00:34

    3 & 4.
    Save no.2 for next week, get Vandenberg in. You picked Malceski from the start, gotta hold and ride it out

stevie · 16/04/2015 at 22:54

I'm going gaz to Sloan and miller to nvb.
Holding Goodes and Cripps for at least one more week aslo holding lambert till kraks is on the bubble.
Everyone trading Cripps this week will most likely regret it, don't be a sheep!

    Girdle · 17/04/2015 at 00:38

    Spot on…..everyone wanted to jump off Oxley after Rd1 as well….a week is a long time in footy

Give It A Go · 16/04/2015 at 23:04

Vand, Newton or Cripps on field? Which one do you recon will score the most?

Also have CEy, Heeney and Miller


lostlarrikin · 17/04/2015 at 00:02

Bonza stuff BVC.
Sloane VC into Fyfe C for mine.
Gonna hold Lambert in mid for a week or two with a few new rooks poppin their head up.
Also allows me to to emerg loop Cripps and still bring in Heeney if Cripps plays poor.

NateCrows · 17/04/2015 at 00:36

Great stuff Barron!

danger or sloane for the VC and fyfe for back up. Lucky i still have tom lamb hes my capt!

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