Patch’s Panic Room – Round 6

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Deploying-a-patch-management-processCommunity. In the vein of last night’s podcast, I would like to request a quiet moment to in honour of James Kelly’s right testicle.

This is a triple premiership winning testicle. It has played 250 games. This testicle has been a fantastic servant of the game, and I would like to take this moment to let James know we are thinking of him.

I’d also like a moment to mourn my Supercoach side, and the thousands other out there like it. Many of these, like mine, are now formally pronounced deceased in the race for the 50k, and, as a consequence, a long shot at winning a flag in 2015. You are *sniffles* and always will be *tears well up* in our hearts. I think I’m getting emotional so we’ll cut to the news.


Wait, this isn’t the news, this is just a list of my team?



Rory Sloane – subbed out last week for just 69 points with a calf complaint. he didn’t train on Thursday. Has been named and has declared himself fit to play in the media, but still a chance to miss. Emergencies required.

Cam Ellis-Yolman – missing with a hamstring, possibly out for two. If you want to swoop on a tasty fallen premo, go for it. I will be holding. There are rumours circulating that he may miss for three, but there is little news as of the time of writing. On the plus side, Isaac Heeney is back but it’s him or Jake Lloyd to be the sub for Sydney and my teeth are gnashing.

Jordan Lewis – to give him credit, Todd Goldstien’s head is the same shape as a football. Unfortunately, footballs don’t tend to have hair and eyes and noses and such, which the tribunal expertly picked out. Two weeks’ holiday means Lewis will miss two. Hold if possible.

Luke Hodge (and Sam Mayes if you’ve got him) – missing three for slightly more serious offences, although Mayes’ case gets into particularities about the bump which I won’t go into here. Three weeks is just too long to hold. Swap ‘em over for as high a scoring premium as you can afford.

James Kelly – ruptured right testicle. Not a fate I’d wish upon anyone, ever. No training for three weeks, which means he will miss four games minimum, but possibly up to six. He’s got to go, which is unfortunate because he looked a good selection. As I mentioned in the Thursday Night Podcast, Jasper Pittard at $451k looks a very handy replacement.

Tom Rockliff – Owch. KO’d in the first few minutes of last week’s game with a score of 0. Has been named and should play, but watch closely. With a breakeven still near 300, he might plummet below 500k in no time and possibly reach 450 at the back end of the byes. Delicious.

Brett the “Aw, alright, I’ll give this football thing a shot” Deledio – He’s back. He’s a risk of the red vest. If you held him this long I admire your resolve.

Harley Bennell – football confuses me these days. You’re supposed to give up enjoyment, life outside football, relaxation, for ten to fifteen years of your prime? Regardless of the ethics, the Gold Coast Leadership group have shown some spine and suspended Bennell, alongside Trent Mckenzie and Brandon Matera for one match. Hold.


Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna – Speaking of good news, big ins for the Saints this week. This should have a good impact on anyone with Paddy McCartin or Jack Newnes, as the pressure comes off them.

Brett Goodes – He’s back, but on the bench and with a BE of 90. Will leak cash. If you’re going to move him do it now.

Paul Seedsman – Dex’s tip was a cracker last week, until about three quarter time when Seedsman came off nursing his glute. Will miss this week, which will hurt Supercoachers in a similar area. Hold. Let’s hope his analysis of Travis Boak breaks that curse.

Ricky Henderson – the crow will miss this week’s game with a pectoral injury. Upside is we get our first look at Jake Lever, who has a lot of folk down at the Adelaide Oval very excited.

Richard Douglas – will miss 4-6. Not overly Supercoach relevant but needs to be mentioned.

Josh J Kennedy – the West Coast forward is weighing up whether to have surgery that would end his season, but possibly save his career. However, he’s going to deliberate while playing this week, apparently. They might withdraw him later this week, so be warned. There’s something in the water at West Coast that does funny things to key forwards, with The Big Q (Quentin Lynch) have a finger poking the wrong way and Daniel Chick losing one completely.

Matthew Pavlich & Michael Walters – both concussed last week, both named, both at risk of being withdrawn. Beware.

Jared Polec – to miss 8 weeks. Gotta go if you’ve got him.

That seemed like it could go on forever. And I’m sure I’ve forgotten players. If I have, shout out in the comments!


Injuries first. If you’ve escaped them, well done – you get the special conundrum of deciding if you want to upgrade your rookies or build the warchest. This week, there are three rookies on the bubble, and none of them inspire confidence for our Supercoach sides. Midfielders Will Hams (with an average of 25), Blaine Boekhurst (33) and key West Coast forward Fraser McInness (45) are all we’ve got line up. While McInness has good job security, especially with uncertainty around JJK, no-one but van Berlo looks like losing cash so we have one more week to wait and assess.

Next week, Dan McKenzie and Josh Glenn look like tasty rookies, so I’d recommend trading down then and only up this week. If you can’t go up, don’t go at all. We’re about to get a crop of cheap, cheap premiums in the midfield, so save that cash!


Eddie Murphy’s

-54 – Robbie Tarrant
-36 – Patrick Cripps
-35 – Lucas Webb
-30 – Jack Lonie
-30 – Nathan Krakouer

Significant others: A Oxley (-2) J Hogan (9), P Seedsman (8)

Dan Aykroyd’s
(one day I won’t have to google his name every time I type it)

290 – Tom Rockliff
220 – Matthew Lobbe
215 – Rory Sloane
192 – Jarryd Roughead
189 – Joel Selwood

Significant others: K. Jack (147), S Jacobs (141), J Watson (140)


We’re approaching the point where I will list players who have been traded out. Eventually players will drop off the list, but this will happen well after most have moved them on, so rest assured I will try to list as many as possible.


Oxley has to start after last week, and Saad is filling a hole for the suns in the midfield. The backline is getting a lot easier to pick now McIntosh has slowed down the scoring. I will still be loopholing Adam Oxley, simply because I can. Dan McKenzie a slight sub risk. Kelly a big one.



Josh Glenn made a stellar debut last week against Brisbane, scoring 103. However, I liked his game. Lots of kicks, 7 contested possessions, 5 tackles, accurate. Miller too stood up in the absence of the whole Gold Coast midfield. Heeney looks like he’ll be the sub, but if he’s not, switch him with Krakouer, Miller or Glenn as soon as you can.

van Berlo

Cam Ellis-Yolman is missing 2 weeks due to a hamstring problem – possibly more. Still has 100k to make and has been scoring tons – if you can, hold him.


What the ruck? (Yeah, because that pun hasn’t been used enough… Sorry. I won’t use it again.) I don’t get to make a paltry attempt at crying over a lack of rookie rucks this week. On the bright side, Peter Wright has been named for the Gold Coast. If you’ve got him, congratulations on winning the ruck lotto this year. If not, well we sit here and watch him for a bit. He’s an ask at $187,300, so see how he goes.


Not liking the look of Salem against the swans. It will be wet in Melbourne this weekend and that’s not good for his disposal efficiency, which he depends upon. However, with Dawes back we should see a better score from Hogan – even if it’s wet. He did score 110 against Richmond in torrential rain. Lonie has also been scoring well of late. If you can loophole Clark, do so!


Good luck community. By the looks of this year, we’re going to need it.



Liam · 08/05/2015 at 14:26

Love your work Patch

Simo · 08/05/2015 at 14:45

Great article…..Like most people been smashed this year in the middle field with injuries and now suspensions. My midfield is a bit of a concern with Fyfe, Lewis, Sloanne, Griffen, Parker and the usual rookies.

Thoughts on CYE to Pendles….Have $344 000 in the war chest with a downgrade from NVB. Should I hold the money in the war chest for those fallen premos like Rocky in a few weeks time of should I do the Pendles trade this week????..will have 22 trades left!

    Mathew · 08/05/2015 at 14:54

    I believe in always having pendles in my round 1 side so I say bring in as soon as possible

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 14:55

    i did the pendles trade to cover for lewis

    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 14:57

    You could probably do with a scoring injection in the midfield right now and Pendles is definitely the man for the job this week. Of course CEY probably has anywhere from $50-150K to further appreciate so it's a 50/50 call I reckon.

    You'll probably need less than $50K to go from Cripps (assuming you have him) to Rocky in a fortnight from now so I wouldn't let that factor into the calculations too much.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 14:58

    Also did Ellis-Yolmen to Pendles this week. Had the cash from double downgrades last week. Pendles is a must have!

    @t_woof · 08/05/2015 at 15:04

    Nothing wrong with getting Pendles in. Arguably the most consistent scorer in the competition, and provides a very good captain option.

      Simo · 08/05/2015 at 15:23

      Thanks for the advice community just did the trade to Pendles lets hope he goes BIG!

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 15:30

    Agree with SC addict here Simo. Pendles is a must and his standard deviation means he rarely drops in price. Nab him!

Sarah · 08/05/2015 at 14:48

Nice work Patch!

Ryan · 08/05/2015 at 14:50

Great article Patch!

To fill my last MID and FWD spots this week:
Heeney or Krak
Hogan, Clark or Salem

    Ryan · 08/05/2015 at 15:00

    I know Patch gave his view but I still am undecided

      Sc newby · 08/05/2015 at 15:04

      I reckon he's nailed it but each to there own

The Ranger · 08/05/2015 at 14:53

Love ya work Patch. Thanks.

Andrew · 08/05/2015 at 14:56

Wouldn't you have expected Newnes to have stepped up with them missing the last couple games Patch?

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 15:31

    That might be one way of looking at it, but I've heard a few mention that he averages close to 10 more points with Montagna in the side than with him missing and Newnes doesn't strike me as one who stands up and tears the game apart; he compliments others. I may be proven wrong, however.

      dean billman · 09/05/2015 at 03:57

      Newnes on the bench for me this week for me. Lowest averaging player in my back line this year so far.

Frank · 08/05/2015 at 14:57

How many trades does everyone have left (after this week)? How many SHOULD you have at this time? I've got 24 and feel that's about right.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 15:00

    how quick do you want a full premium team? No correct answer for how many trades should people have left. Every team's different.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 15:32

    You've got one more than I do. I think that 22-25 ballpark is where most people are at here.

      Tyler · 08/05/2015 at 16:45

      Still better than mine. I got 21 after this round

Sc newby · 08/05/2015 at 15:02

Love this article, perfect for my Late Friday lunch break, keep up the good work mate

Would like the communities thoughts, currently ranked just inside 5000 about 600 points of the pace, should I lick my wounds and concentrate on leagues or is there a small glimmering light at the end of a very long tunnel???

    Sarah · 08/05/2015 at 15:06

    I'm in a very similar position and I'm still going for the win! If you keep aiming for a team which can score as high as possible, then league wins should come anyway!

      Sc newby · 08/05/2015 at 15:32

      Was thinking much the same I dropped 3000 ranks last week on the back of 4 sub 70 scores but hoping that was a once off

    chevvy · 08/05/2015 at 15:42

    The bye rounds are a great chance to make up spots

      Sc newby · 08/05/2015 at 15:50

      Will be putting a fair bit of thought into that in the coming rounds chev, as a newby, am I correct In Saying that it's the best 18 scores for each round regardless of how many players you have on the park??? For example say I have a near full team the best 18 will count??? Obviously anything sub 18 will cop donuts

        Darren_Bewick · 08/05/2015 at 19:33

        That's how it works as far as I know best 18 scores count.

@t_woof · 08/05/2015 at 15:02

First time i've read the Panic Room, good reading…Nice work Patch!!!

I'm holding Hodge. Defenders are far too fickle this season. Gritting the teeth and playing McIntosh.

Hope you're spot on with Sloane. Already been hit with Hodge, Lewis & Bennell (after he finally went 146 BIG). Hoping he doesn't get subbed out if Adelaide are cruising towards victory.

Jack · 08/05/2015 at 15:06

23 trades left. I’ve made one this week which was Sheed to JPK. Still $176k in the kitty. Do I bloody trade Brett Goodes or not?

The thought of 22 trades left already makes me ill.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 15:39

    With 176k there's not much you can go up to, and I hate jumping on rookies early. However, without Jong or Wallis, Goodes should slip into the midfield and maybe pump out a 80-90? Any other opponent I'd trade but this week he might be a good'un.

    Now I've said that they'll make him sub, but I'd hold for a week.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:31

    only if he's a sub

chris · 08/05/2015 at 15:09

goddard or franklin??

doin my head in..
also traded in JPK for griffen.. no point of holding it off as griffen isn't going to be a top 8 mid, whereas JPK will be i think

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 15:40

    Goddard will stay around the same price for a few weeks in my opinion, but I still prefer him over Buddy because I'm a biased Essendon supporter. Goddard will be more consistent in my opinion.

    zeesus · 08/05/2015 at 15:48

    Franklin POD. im bringing him in next week. EVERYONE is going goddard.

      Girdle · 08/05/2015 at 16:28

      * Before last round, Buddy was owned by more coaches than BJ

    Wattsieesq · 08/05/2015 at 16:07

    I'll be bringing in Buddy in next week. He's got a reasonably high break even and I think he'll be cheaper next week.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:30


Phil · 08/05/2015 at 15:29

Ok community I was originally going to trade Griffen for Fyfe but now that Ellis Yolmen is out (along with Lewis) I think I'm gonna need backup for Sloane just in case. Griffen is fit so should stay. That leaves Ellis Yolmen or Wallis for Fyfe. Ellis Yolmen has a good BE but we may not see him for a while, compared to Wallis a higher BE but should be back next week. So which one?

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:15

    If you've got cover, Wallis. If not, Ellis-Yolman has to go.

Liam · 08/05/2015 at 15:40

Hold or Trade CEY??

    Wattsieesq · 08/05/2015 at 16:07

    I'm holding. I have enough bench cover and I think he still has money to make.

    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 16:25

    Probably hold.

    But as always Trust Your Gut

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:25

    depending on the rest of your team

Dons · 08/05/2015 at 15:40

Great article!!

Thoughts on upgrading Griffen to Mundy and newnes to McDonald?? Do you think Mundy and McDonald can both keep up their scoring for the remainder of the season (Mundy especially)?

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:30

    no, Mundy can't sustain a 120+ average and paying overs for him while he's at a peak. McDonald could finish the season averaging 95ish which is elite for a defender

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:20

    Mundy won't sustain his current average but is safe for 115 in my eyes. I know Dex is really keen on McDonald but my gut doesn't like them. They drop off. I'm more keen on Jasper Pittard personally.

zeesus · 08/05/2015 at 15:44

Just doing a straight Rich to Pendles this week as there are no rookies in the bubble to bring in. I'll wait to slaughter some cash cows next week. Sitting on 24 trades.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:29


    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:20

    Lovely Zeez.

Ryan · 08/05/2015 at 15:45

Do i upgrade griffen to pendles knowing i still got 150k in the bank?

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:28


      Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 16:48

      ben you honestly have no clue at all

    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 16:57

    Pendles is pretty much a must have, so if thats how you can get him in – then sure!!

jimmydowland · 08/05/2015 at 15:51

what should i do with minson

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:26

    stupid question! trade!

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:21

    If he can't break in after Cordy's last game he's not breaking in for a while. Off he goes.

      jimmydowland · 08/05/2015 at 17:53

      who to patch

POLLY · 08/05/2015 at 15:53

Wines to Pendles?

    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 16:24


    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:28

    why do you still have wines?

      POLLY · 08/05/2015 at 16:38

      Had good rookie coverage in Cripps ie 172 and 86 while wines was out and used wines as a great c loophole but now with cey out left me a bit bare with Krak on field to fill in for wines so think now is the time to pull the trigger to Pendles.

        Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:24

        I'm also holding Wines because coverage was good and I believed in the Power of the Quads. I've kept him for this long so I'm going to keep him until he's back, but Pendles is a must have. Trade.

          POLLY · 08/05/2015 at 17:36

          Would have loved to let Wines mature but it appears the time has come to upgrade to the Grange in Pendles.

Pieman74 · 08/05/2015 at 15:54

Fantastic work again Patch.

My team is looking like yours so I will list the players that I am thinking of getting rid of and get your (and the community's advice) on which of the following option I should go with because I just can't decide:

1) Burgoyne to Shaw or McDonald
2) Goodes to McKenzie
3) Lewis to Pendlebury, Mundy or Danger
4) Lambert to Krakour or Glenn.

Any thoughts/advice greatly appreciated.

    Wattsieesq · 08/05/2015 at 16:11

    With Lewis and Hodge out, I think Silk will go up in output so trade one is a no for me. I only trade in rookies when they are on the bubble so trade two is a no for me. Lewis is out for 2 weeks. I'd hold him unless you don't have bench cover. If you don't Pendles for me. Krak has sailed, so Glenn for me but as I said before, wait until he is on the bubble.

      derek · 08/05/2015 at 17:28

      Burgoyne will spend plenty of time in the guts this week. He is pure class and will score big.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:28

    lewis to pendles or danger

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:25

    Hold Lewis. If any of those, #2. Goodes will drop cash. Don't like going before the bubble but sometimes you've just gotta. This is one of those times.

      Pieman 74 · 08/05/2015 at 19:07

      Thanks Patch, Wattsieesq, Derek and Ben. I currently have Van Berlo and Newton on the field and Heeney, lambert and Ellis Yoleman on the bench. Thinking Goodes to Mc Kenzie (if Goodes is the sub) and Lambert to Glen to get some extra cash to upgrade to premiums in the future.

Pauly Walnuts · 08/05/2015 at 16:00

i'm looking at going early on trading in J.Glenn via NVB to build up cash and bring 2 Prems in next week ,but does anyone think that NVB might have a day out with a weakened Suns or by the same token Glenn might also have big game ,thoughts ?

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:28

    probably should trade NVB but adelaide should win by 10+ goals and lots of SC points up for grabs

David · 08/05/2015 at 16:04

I moved Gray into mid for cover so I want to strengthen my fwd line I already have swan franklin dusty.i don't want Goddard, I was thinkin Gunston for Salam or is there somebody else I should consider?

    Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 16:24

    Who do you have alreasy

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:27

    devon smith?

    POLLY · 08/05/2015 at 16:44

    Pod Gunston

    David · 08/05/2015 at 16:49

    Swan franklin & dusty r my premos so I want another fwd who might b a top 10 fwd by the end of the year

    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:01

    Zorko? under 500k and averaging 90+

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:26

    Time to break from the pack: two players I have my eye on are Luke Dahlhaus and Dayne Zorko.

    derek · 08/05/2015 at 17:27

    the value pick is Ziebel, if you have a spare trade, he is serious value.

PD · 08/05/2015 at 16:10

Thoughts on Goodes to Mckenzie.
Don’t really want to because want another look at Mckenzie but Goodes to bleed $$$

Salem to JPK via krak to fwd line?

Defender I’m seriously looking at is pittard.
$450k & avg 99.4

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:27

    only trade goodes if he starts as a sub

    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 16:27

    Hold Goodes I feel he will pump out a decent score this week

    bUCKET__ · 08/05/2015 at 16:38

    Is the cash he bleeds going to be more important than the cash you could make with your trade if you stuck it out? I'm happy for him to leak a little and put up with the incontinence on my bench, as trading out other DEF rookies in coming weeks will net me more $ for upgrades. Who knows, Goodes is on the fringe of the 22 and wouldn't take too much for him to make the cash back.

Jack · 08/05/2015 at 16:14

Goddard, franklin or Zorko for pod ?

    Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 16:24

    Goddard while cheap

    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:04

    Franklin i think will average better than the other 2 from here on in…….but might want to wait a week – 127 BE and forecast for rain in Melbourne may hamper his score this week?

    Crowmagnon · 08/05/2015 at 17:06

    I'm looking at Dalhaus.

      Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:28

      I'm really, really liking Dahlhaus Crowmagnon.

john · 08/05/2015 at 16:15

brad ebert or goddard?

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 16:18


    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:26


fred · 08/05/2015 at 16:16

should i trade out rich

    Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 16:23


    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:08

    It really depends on who you are planning to get in – he is averaging 96 (but 3 rd average of 85) and BE of 86. He should still go up in price but not by too much – he has almost reached his peak…….Personally, with the Premos that are going to be falling further in price in the next 2-3 weeks, you might want to hold onto him and turn him into a Rocky/Sloane/Lewis in the coming rounds…

Tom · 08/05/2015 at 16:16

Kelly to Pittard?

    Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 16:23

    Patch suggested it

      Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:29

      Suggested it and enacted it. I can't praise the move any higher than that.

    Hazey · 08/05/2015 at 16:25

    I have Kelly too, no one really tickling my fancy though to bring in. Not sure I trust Pittard to keep up the 99 average and the other premo's have cash left to bleed. I was looking to Seedsman, but he has a bad butt now. I am considering holding then a downgrade to McKenzie next week

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:26

    i like pittard

TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 16:22

Don't know what I should do Community, All Help wanted!!! Please. Here is My Team

190k in Kitty 25 Trades Left.

Do I cut Ellis Yolmen, NVB or even Sloane who I bought in at his peak price of 640k two week ago :(.

If I trade out NVB I have to get in a player under 475k

If trading Ellis Yolmen out 522k to play with.

Or do I hold this week and do Nothing?

Id go with my gut, but I don't know what my gut is telling me.

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:34

    if i were you, OUT: Ellis-Yolmen, VanBerlo IN: Pendles, Glenn. Pendles is a must have and should have leftover cash for upgrades next week. Maybe Cripps to Selwood

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:35

    you'll be stupid to trade sloane

    OldOcker · 08/05/2015 at 16:46

    Hold and save your trades this week.
    Next week Cripps is quite likely to have realised his cash generation.
    Next week Paint the fence with Cripps and VBerlo. Premo and maybe Joshua Glenn if he performs this week.

      TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 17:00

      Was leaning towards that, and you have just confirmed it for me.

      Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:31

      Absolutely, Ocker.

    @randomcliche · 09/05/2015 at 00:01

    If I'd seen before tonight, I would have said NVB to karnezis. Just to add some cash. Suggest having a scout for some value Saturday morning. McKenzie, Glenn. Might allow a double upgrade next week.

Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 16:25

Loophole Selwood, Goldy, Swan or Bont?

    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 16:30


      Jimbo · 08/05/2015 at 16:57

      I like it TrustYourGut but If you didnt have Goldy then Selwood or Swan?

    Ben · 08/05/2015 at 16:32


Sully321 · 08/05/2015 at 16:48

Hi community I have used 4 trades
And have Goodes I'm thinking trading a week early to Mckenzie befor Goodes loses too much cash
Your thoughts?

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:24

    That's a good trade

Pom · 08/05/2015 at 16:48

Just traded Newnes for Mckenzie and then griffin to Pendles. Have i gone full retard?

Im sick of them being spuds and mckenzie going to make coin and pendles is gojng to go up in value a fair bit in the next few weeks. Do i need talking out of this?

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:23

    Why did you go Newnes OUT? Are there no other problems in your team?
    Newnes does score 70-80 each week, that is what we expected him to score and that's good for a D5-6

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:32

    Newnes scores better with Montagna in the side. Griffin to Pendles… I struggle to argue against. But hold Newnes.

      Pom · 08/05/2015 at 17:37

      Chopped newnes so i could afford pendles. And newnes be is over 100 this week. Pendles is 90ish. That or cull mckintosh or salem early. Whos good for salem if thats the best option?

Dom · 08/05/2015 at 16:51

Vc on pendles or sell old?

    Dom · 08/05/2015 at 16:52


    Phil · 08/05/2015 at 16:59

    Both good picks but Pendles right now, Selwood later

Jimbo · 08/05/2015 at 16:55

Patch, Panic Room is fast becoming my favorite weekly JR community article. Perfectly timed wisdoms pre-lockout. Keep up the fantastic work.

So far I have only made 3 downgrades this year and dodged all the bullets (except Ablett). The warchest is currently at 253 K. So its time for 1 upgrade this week and no downgrades. I'm currently running with 3 on field rookies in the FWD line and reckon its one too many.
So its C. Salem > B.J. Goddard this week. Leaves me with 31 K.

Sometimes you have to go with the shoal. Community, can anyone convince me otherwise that this isn't good move?

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 16:59

    consider dahlhaus as well, he will be a top 6 forward for sure and only around 10k more

      Crowmagnon · 08/05/2015 at 17:07

      I like the look of Dalhaus.

        Jimbo · 08/05/2015 at 17:51

        Like it too Crowmagnon

      Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:45

      I'll 3rd the Dahlhaus selection. Time to break from the pack.

      Jimbo · 08/05/2015 at 17:50

      G'day Traderlyf. I love the Dahl. Wanted to start him this year on the back of his amazing 2014 early form. He did tail off a bit last year but looks the goods in 2015 with so many of the doggeis MIDs missing this year. Very high on my watchlist. Cheers mate

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:23

    Definitely go Goddard. He is a proven scorer

    wombat · 10/05/2015 at 18:00

    @ Jimbo, you shouldn't use more than one moniker Patch!!!

Jay · 08/05/2015 at 16:56

Priddis or Dangerfield, the better option for the rest of the season?

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:22

    at this point in time Dangerfield. But come the end of the season, Priddis will be scoring massively. I'm looking to get Priddis in around Round 13-14

      Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:42

      Cheers Mozz!! Very valid point…….have gone with Danger considering the fact Crows have Suns/Demons/GWS in the next 3 weeks, so hopefully a couple of big scores from him!!

    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 18:10


Zak · 08/05/2015 at 17:01

Hey community, would love your thoughts.

Two options this week are either:

Salem to Franklin


Rich to pendles

I know Franklin has a BE of 126 but I think he

could make it this week. It would also

Allow me to keep a mid price scorer in rich

And get pendles next week. Rich plays Carlton

who doesn’t usually score great against but I think

he could possibly go up 10k

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:21

    Salem to Franklin

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:46

    Rich to Pendles.

jake · 08/05/2015 at 17:01

Salem > Glenn
Lumumbu > Houli or Rance


    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:21

    keep Lumumba, that's a waste of a trade

    Salem to Glenn is a good trade

      jake · 08/05/2015 at 17:57

      lumumbu with 123 BE and underperforming houli should be top 8 def that all i was thinking about

Sully321 · 08/05/2015 at 17:01

what should I do with hibberd

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:21

    keep him if tere are bigger problems to deal with. He is a proven defender scorer so he might come good

Riley · 08/05/2015 at 17:11

Newton or Heeney on field?

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 17:17

    heeney if his not sub

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:19


    TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 18:12

    Agreed, Heeney if not sub.

wombat · 08/05/2015 at 17:14

You're the best Patch!!! I had no idea Lewis and Hodge were out, phew, you saved me some embarrassment! AND Rockliff's going down in price, wow!!! I'm all over him. "Stellar write up, patch, stellar!"

    Crowmagnon · 09/05/2015 at 08:09

    I didn't think people were allowed to like their own comments.
    Sarcasm is the lowest for of wit.

      Crowmagnon · 09/05/2015 at 08:10


    kevwal · 09/05/2015 at 10:37

    Why do you bother wombat?

      wombat · 09/05/2015 at 17:55

      Excuse me for giving kudos to one of our contributors and their "efforts"! As I said it is a "ripper of an article" filled with "originality" and stuff we simply did not know! Keep it up patch, loving it!

        SideBySidebottom · 10/05/2015 at 11:35

        You've quoted yourself as writing something you didn't actually write. I'm not sure which of those two is more interesting.

          wombat · 10/05/2015 at 12:03

          Who wrote what in the when now??

    WombatsFC · 14/05/2015 at 17:47

    I'd like to emphasise that this particular wombat is in no way affiliated with WombatsFC please do not confuse us. My comments are predominantly highly intelligent, wickedly funny and extremely modest.
    This little fella wombat having a go at patch is yet to develop those skills but he is having a go. I just wish he'd use a different name until he develops his vitriol skills to the acceptable level.

Tom · 08/05/2015 at 17:15

Salem to Pendles and Newton to JPK?
91k left in the bank.
22 Trades Left (Not Enough???)

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:19

    22 is dangerous!! I would consider holding trades this week because you need to HOLD THOSE TRADES!!
    Up to you my friend, they are good trades but i would be cautious

      derek · 08/05/2015 at 17:22

      what does your team look like after the trades?

        Tom · 08/05/2015 at 17:28

        Defenders – H. Shaw, J. Gibson, H. Lumumba, A. Saad, A. Oxley, J. Newnes, Bench : K. Mac, N.Brown

        Mid : Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, Danger, Sloane, Griffen, Vandenberg, Miller, Bench: CEY, Heeney, Lambert

        Ruck : Goldy, Nic Nat

        Foward : Swan, Dusty, Gray, Hogan, Clark, Krak, Tarrant, Belchambers

          Kev · 08/05/2015 at 17:36

          Just the peddles trade, tom. Agree with Mozz here, 8 trades down and I'm guessing most of those were because of LTI's. Hold off now until your cows are plump

            Tom · 08/05/2015 at 17:49

            So Salem to Pendles or Newton?

Jobe · 08/05/2015 at 17:17

Great stuff!

Who will average the most for the remainder of the season out of Mundy or Hannebery? Considering Mundy who seems more consistent but would love some input!!

    Mozz · 08/05/2015 at 17:18

    Mundy definitely

      derek · 08/05/2015 at 17:21

      Ross Lyon is the coach of freo!!!

    Kev · 08/05/2015 at 17:31

    Don't see either being top 8 mids come season end

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:47

    Mundy. Hanners will drop off.

    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:49

    I think both are punching above their weight at the moment – if you started with them, great selections – but i think you'd be chasing points going for either now….better options available IMO, dont think either can sustain the 120+ average..

Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 17:20

Is it worth trading Lewis to Pendles? Or Salem to Webb for the cash

    Stevo · 08/05/2015 at 17:28


    Jay · 08/05/2015 at 17:50

    If Lewis was out for longer, yes – but for 2 weeks, I would advise against it……i would look to one of your cash-cows to get in Pendles and keep Lewis on the bench for 2…

      dean billman · 09/05/2015 at 04:12

      Hold Lewis

lolattack · 08/05/2015 at 17:23

newnes or ellis-yolem to mckenzie? need to fund an upgrade from bellchambers to goldstein

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 17:27


Jimbo · 08/05/2015 at 17:25

Patch, Panic Room is fast becoming my favorite weekly JR community article. Perfectly timed wisdoms pre-lockout. Keep up the fantastic work.
I know its a shoal move but looking to upgrade Salem > B.J. Goddard this week. I have only used 3 trades to downgrade so far. I know its a big leap up in cash but would help the forward structure of running with only 2 on filed rookies rather than 3. Still leaves 31 K in the warchest. Can the community convince me otherwise.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:49

    Thanks Jimbo.
    I'm not a fan of the shoal moves. Here at the JR community we love to break that mould – and I'd be giving Luke Dahlhaus a good, hard look before pulling the trigger on Goddard mate. That said, Goddard will be top 8 and should be picked up eventually.

fred · 08/05/2015 at 17:31

NVB to Glenn thoughts?

    Traderlyf · 08/05/2015 at 17:35


OzSonic · 08/05/2015 at 17:37

I'm honestly not sure what I'm doing this year.

I don't see anyone worth downgrading to yet. I've reluctantly gone NVM to Glenn. I don't usually jump on a player after one game but thought "What the heck" Sticking with Ellis-Yo and will try and use him as a loophole over the next 2 – 3 weeks.

Newnes I should have traded weeks ago so I may as well ride him until a few other premo Defenders drop a little more.

Salem? I still see him making money. Don't see a downgrade target (Already have Tarrant) and not sure on who to upgrade to without blowing my whole savings. I'd have $600K to spend if I traded Salem. I'm considering a left field pick like Adams, Bell or Dixon but just not convinced on any of them.

    OzSonic · 08/05/2015 at 17:41

    Just worried if I don't start making moves I'll stagnate and fall behind the pack.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 17:51

    Refer to above, Oz. Dahlhaus is my break out of the mould pick. I assume that's van Berlo to Glenn which I approve of.

      OzSonic · 08/05/2015 at 17:56

      Cheers Patch. Yeah sorry Van Berlo. Glenn one game is a worry but GC are a real mess.

      Dahlhaus. Love him as I'm a Doggies man but I'm also a tight arse and it'll leave me just $80K. Love your work by the way!

        Patch · 08/05/2015 at 18:27

        I just want to have one more look at him. He's looking an absolute lock next week though. But if he lets you go to Dahlhaus, I'd do it. Even with only 80k left. I've dropped to only 50k left but double down next week and up the week after. Plenty of cash still to be made!

          TOPHAWK1 · 08/05/2015 at 18:44

          I am torn. I have 141 K in the bank. Taylor Walker to Dahlhaus? I am also really wanting Pendles by trading out Beams. There are rumours Beams is not fully fit and has not set the world on fire. Which switch is better Patch?

derek · 08/05/2015 at 17:51

Clarke, Tarrent or Hogan on field in fwd line? need to choose one. no loopholes avaliable

    Josh · 08/05/2015 at 18:08

    Tarrant, Clark, Hogan in that order.

    TOPHAWK1 · 08/05/2015 at 18:33

    I am playing Tarrant and Clark this week. Hogan will be under significant pressure against Sydney and the conditions could be wet/greasy. Not that usually bothers him too much. My gut says Clark, just over Hogan.(E)


Josh · 08/05/2015 at 18:07

which 3 from 5 on field?

Clark, Hogan, Tarrant, Lonie, Krakouer

I'm leaning towards – Tarrant, Clark, Hogan

Dean · 08/05/2015 at 18:13

is SC down?

matt · 08/05/2015 at 18:19

Would like to know where everyone is at with trades.. Want to make trades but concerned using trades.. So with none this week sit at 25 this the norm..
Thinking of Salem to Bont as my only trade this…
Haven't upgraded at all yet this season . That would be the first if I went ahead..
Thoughts community.

Have about 330k in bank before the trade.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 18:25

    I'm sitting at 23 after this week. If you need a point boost, upgrade. If not, hold.

      matt · 08/05/2015 at 18:38

      yeh it will obviously in points but don't think he will change in price that much this week anyway (font). so can always wait till next week i guess.
      wouldn't mind seeing how t michell goes again.. very cheap and is always lurking around the 100

Bob The Dog · 08/05/2015 at 18:20

Anyone have an opinion on this –
Only want to do 1 trade this week, either Rich -> Pendlebury or Ellis-Yoleman -> Mundy… The latter seems the obvious choice, downgrading Rich to another rookie in the coming weeks to keep the war chest high, but I feel I should have Pendles in my team, Opinion?

Thanks Patch, nice work.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 18:24

    I like the first one, Bob. CEY won't lose cash. But if you can't cover him, CEY must go.

      Bob The Dog · 08/05/2015 at 18:26

      I have sufficient cover (although also have Lewis in my team). Just a little nervous about Mundy's consistency drying up, and not having Pendles in my team for too long (just like last week) could be damaging. I seem to have answered my own question. Woof.

    matt · 08/05/2015 at 18:43

    def get pendles… cey still got money to make

haiku bob · 08/05/2015 at 18:24

Griffen to Pendles or Salem to Goddard. Have reversed traded about 300 times this week! Help!

    Josh · 08/05/2015 at 18:37

    Salem to Goddard

      haiku bob · 08/05/2015 at 18:43

      Yep, think this is the percentage move. Just SO sick of Griffen…

    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 18:38

    Probably option 1 as Pendles makes an easy VC or C choice week in week out at least until the likes of Rocky and Gaz get fit and firing again.

    Goddard may have a tough day at the office at Freo tomorrow and there are plenty of quality forward premo alternatives anyway.

    But there is only one Dependlebury! 🙂

      haiku bob · 08/05/2015 at 18:45

      Very tempting VC option, but just think the time is right to upgrade Salem and can probably hold off for the bye to snare Pendles…

        SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 19:02

        I know everyone is in a rush to move on Salem this week but he only has a BE of 42 so will probably hold value or even make coin this week.

        Remember he was subbed out at half time on 50pts with that head knock so probably was on track for at least an 80pt game against Freo. The ball could again be in the Dees defensive half for much of the game against the Swans too.

        Pendles also gives you the double up captain bonus unless you are happy with the C and VC options you already have at your disposal.

        But if your inner waters are telling you Salem to Goddard then by all means go with it man!

Phil · 08/05/2015 at 18:29

should I trade out Ellis Yyolmen or Mitch Wallis?

    Josh · 08/05/2015 at 18:37


Ethan · 08/05/2015 at 18:47

Bellchambers, Clark or Lonie on field?

    Phil · 08/05/2015 at 18:53

    Clark, but loophole him if you can. Don't like Bellchambers against Sandilands so he'll probably go well.

TOPHAWK1 · 08/05/2015 at 18:50

Rory Sloane still a very close call to miss. Last minute decision on gameday by the media. With CEY already out, we need to watch our mid emergencies like hawks this weekend.

    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 19:21

    Yes I wouldn't stuff around with emergency loopholes in the midfield just for the sake of it this weekend, especially if you have both Sloane and Lewis, or you could paint yourself into an unexpected corner.

    Pauly Walnuts · 08/05/2015 at 19:27

    Thats why i'm nervous about trading NVB out this week , he could go large if Sloans out

      Pauly Walnuts · 08/05/2015 at 19:43

      and yes I have both Sloane & Lewis

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 01:20

    Does the media really know, They will make a story out of nothing.
    What I heard from my contacts on Wednesday is that he would be right to go this weekend and nothing has changed since.
    I have Lewis and CEY on bench with Krak emg and Heeney on ground that people are worried will be made sub but I am not worried.

Phil · 08/05/2015 at 18:58

Anyone considering Karnezis on the bubble now that he's avoided the vest? Collingwood have a pretty good draw until the byes so he could fatten nicely.

Better Luck Next Yr · 08/05/2015 at 19:01

B Goodes $227k to Mitch Golby $314k will leave me with $54k and 26 trades. Rank 6572.

Golby averaging 90, on the bubble (BE = 8), only avg'd 58 in 2014 but avg'd mid 70's for 2 prev years. 23yo so due for increase to output

My thinking is he avg 80 get to $400k and be a stepping stone instead of avg 20 and lose cash.


    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 21:10

    Feel it's chasing the car mate. Not going to make that against good sides and even against the weaker ones he will struggle. Not for mine.

      Better Luck Next Yr · 08/05/2015 at 21:21

      Probably am clutching at straws. So just stick fat with Goodes?

Anders · 08/05/2015 at 19:04

Salem to T Adams or The Bont?

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 21:10

    If only those two, the Bont.

Sam · 08/05/2015 at 19:04

Buddy or godard?

    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 19:23

    It's a real line ball decision for mine so just pick the dude you'd like more in your team I reckon.

tom · 08/05/2015 at 19:27

jock who should i trade out Ellis Yoleman or Salem have money for both

Jack · 08/05/2015 at 19:29

Halp! Goodes or macIntosh on the field? Instinct says macca but the bulldogs tweeted that goodes will run through the midfield. Is it too risky to start him? No loophole option.

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 21:16

    Goodes. Surely won't be sub.


Don · 08/05/2015 at 19:30

Tom mcdonald or pittard and why?

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 21:15

    Pittard. Friendlier role, better team. Not convinced on McDonald.

    Jambo · 09/05/2015 at 11:10

    Tom McDonald. Higher ceiling, playing as a KPP and scoring high. Pittard (as a loose defender) is just in a rich vein of form at the moment. I'll be interested to see if he keeps it up.

BCHawks · 08/05/2015 at 19:58

Forgot to loophole Oxley so left him on field and I forgot to put the E on Clake. I hope he doesn't go big!

TheAnnointedOne · 08/05/2015 at 20:51

Loophole? Please explain. Captains loophole?

    Patch · 08/05/2015 at 21:14

    The emergency loophole is similar to the captain's loophole. Pick one player playing early in the round (for example, Oxley) and leave them on the bench with the E on them. Place a non-playing player on the field. If your E scores well, then keep the non-playing rookie (like Hamling) on the field and you will get the E score. If he scores poorly, switch the non-selected player off the ground and put another one such as Saad on.

      TheAnointedOne · 09/05/2015 at 16:23

      Excellent many thanks Patch… Great detailed description.

    TOPHAWK1 · 08/05/2015 at 21:50

    Your question? Please explain?

Brett · 08/05/2015 at 21:10

Hey community, question .. he probably has the worst job security in australia , anyone thinking of bringing in Tom Mitchell ? Or a wait and see proposition

    Donavan · 08/05/2015 at 22:23

    no. looking for new rookies, or premos at this stage of the game.

    Mitchell is a good supercoach player, but it seems that Sydney dont like everything he does (or doesnt do), and dont give him a good run at it.

      Brett · 08/05/2015 at 23:13

      cheers for your input ! I've got TBC as a fwd for ruck coverage, though seriously wanting to pull the trigger , hurting to much on a point basis week to week ! upgrade to – goddard or buddy

      or option to
      judd/griffen/rich to a premo … I have selwood,sloane,fyfe , missed getting pendles on lockout
      got rocky and a few other premos on the market in coming weeks , so is the fwd upgrade more important ?

        OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 01:45

        G'day Brett, The first question you answered yourself if you think about it.
        Second question is totally unrelated to the first and maybe you should be asking yourself why you put TBC into your team to start with.
        It is generally thought that the midfield is the most important to upgrade first purely from a point scoring view, But there are forwards that can score highly too.
        Totally depends on your team structure and the plan you have in place for the year. Do you have a plan? How much in the bank? how many trades have you used OR have left? ETC.

TOPHAWK1 · 08/05/2015 at 21:55

Travis Cloke is a spazzzzzzz

    Derek · 08/05/2015 at 22:43

    I have him in my team. Was suppose to be my big Shark move to start the year. I’m pretty embarrassed to say

      Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 10:03

      Unfortunately the big shark move has turned into the big guppy move. LOL Don't despair though, I have Taylor Walker. He is not exactly setting the world on fire either. As soon as some of the forward rookies are ready to harvest, Walker barring a miraculous reversal in form be traded out for either Buddy or Dahlhaus.


    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 22:59

    Wish someone would pay me $0.8M a year to basically do nothing other than cash a sweet cheque each month. 🙁

    dognino · 08/05/2015 at 23:03

    I haven't seen a miss from the goal square like that since under 11s

    Crowmagnon · 09/05/2015 at 07:11

    11 points at half time. I think his mum must work for champion data, cos he didn't even deserve that!

TrustYourGut · 08/05/2015 at 22:23

Do I take Oxleys 71? over Mcintosh? or Saad?

    BCHawks · 08/05/2015 at 22:31

    Yes I would play it safe bench Mcintosh and play Saad.

    SCaddict · 08/05/2015 at 22:54

    Anything over 70 should definitely be taken in defence. Newnes is barely managing to average that ha ha.

      OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 01:49

      Thinking the same thing but I will probably bench Mcintosh and play Saad and Newnes. With everything crossed but my James Kelly's.

Tom · 08/05/2015 at 22:42

Take Clarks 78 or go in with big belch?

    Donavan · 08/05/2015 at 22:59

    Take the money & run. TBC vs Sandilands. TBC struggles rucking against other humans, no chance against a giant.

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 01:50

    Clark's 78 is guaranteed take it like me and run.

Matthew · 08/05/2015 at 23:08

VC on Pendles’ 102.

Who gets the C? Goldy, Gray, Sloane, Buddy or Beams.

    cow roll · 08/05/2015 at 23:47

    Gray or buddy. can't see an opp
    players stopping them.

    Crowmagnon · 09/05/2015 at 07:08

    Goldy. Just check out his last 2 scores against the tigers. 166, 131. I'll have a cracked at that!

      Traderlyf · 09/05/2015 at 10:54

      ive gone gray

TheCompletePackage · 08/05/2015 at 23:41

"(one day I won’t have to google his name every time I type it)"….it's not that hard Patch – D A N.

Dingo · 09/05/2015 at 00:58

Very tempted to bring in Dahlhaus for Salem but would need to trade Sheed to Glenn first to generate enough cash. Don't think Sheed's possible points/price rise outweighs Dahl's long term benefit. Thoughts?
Any prompt responses would be much appreciated cos I'm in NYC and games/lockouts are stuffed for me.

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 01:55

    Dingo, That seems like a good trading at first glance, Like the Dahlhaus trade, I like to see 2 games from rookies first but Glenn is mature age and seems like the real deal.. Job security seems okay with injuries etc to Suns team, Go for it mate.

Dingo · 09/05/2015 at 02:50

Cheers Ocker, thanks for the comments!

I didn't get my starting prems or midpricers too wrong (apart from Wines, who I decided to keep) so there hasn't been much need to downgrade and so there's not much in the bank. Salem has to go of course, but then it was either save the trade and wait for BJ/Buddy next week or jump on Dahl who is looking solid and has a good run coming up. Hopefully means I can paint the fence next week and get Buddy cheaper. Might miss a bumper score on him this round but it's a long season.

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 03:46

    Too true mate, I am short of funds too this week but will more than likely put Buddy in but Dahlhaus is very high in my thoughts for top 6 forwards this year. Wines was a very valid selection this year and came very close to having him myself.
    If you happen to have Cripps in your team look at Steve Johnson next week as he will nearly be a straight swap. (Too cheap to ignore and scored well tonight)
    Good luck mate.

      Dingo · 09/05/2015 at 04:15

      Gotta love Stevie J when he's on song but he's the dictionary definition of 'mercurial'. Would like to see the Catters core mids get more robust to allow him party trick space but you're right, the signs were there last night.

      Biggest issue I see before the byes is who & when to cull the cows and who for. Looks like quite a few will max out at around the same time as premos bottom and 2 trades won't catch all them Pokemons. If we wait for one week, a cow like Sheed might gain $15k but if the target premo like Dahl gains $12k, is it worth it? Cos next week, that leaves only one trade available when the likes of KMac, Heeney and Newton might need attention.

      Good luck to you too, mate.

        OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 04:59

        When it comes to putting a premium in your team you are backing him in for the rest of the year barring injury so price is not an issue once you have him. Naturally he may have ups and downs scoring wise but he is there for points, Price becomes irrelevant. Heeney for example helps because you do not want all rookies maturing in price at the same time allowing for trades to be made hopefully when it suits you.
        This is the art of trading around the byes. Having a plan and structure to be able to upgrade asap with byes in mind, Who you have and who you want etc, Before the season starts.
        During bye rounds you have 3 trades per week allowing you to downgrade the fattened cows one week and have a big bank balance to upgrade through the byes and try and be full premium at the end of them.
        Don't worry about losing a couple of grand from a rookie to get a premium in your team.
        Just make sure you can get through the byes without too much hassle, It could define your season if you have not planned right.

          Dingo_NYC · 09/05/2015 at 06:07

          Totally agree, Ocker. The only time a premo's price is relevant is when you buy them and maybe when they get a LTI. I guess that pre bye, early peaking cows should be filling the warchest UNLESS there's a must-have premo at a price too good to refuse or there's a structural issue that needs some TLC. For me, the F4-F6 area needs some stability while so many premo mids bounce on and off the field for various reasons.

          I think my bye plan is looking ok. Dahl will make 3 R11 premos and 10 R12-13 rookies. Barring disasters, that seems ok to me.

            OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 06:21

            Just have to keep structure and bye plans in mind with trading in guns from now on.
            It is just one big balancing act.

            Cheers and good skill for the rest of the season.

dean billlman · 09/05/2015 at 04:25

What is the percentage of the community that plays for the 50k vs league wins? This is my 4th year playing Supercoach, it's $100 in against the boys every year, winner takes all. Is everyone on this site just about overall, or is there a mixture of both?

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 05:22

    dean, I would have to say that every single person on this site is 100% going for the 50k.
    I do not see why anyone would think otherwise, We are positive and determined.
    BUT you will find that when someone has decided that their chance of winning the 50k is lost they will revert back to the option of winning their leagues or maybe the highest score of the week which is still 3k.

    If you are only going for a league win for the bet you have with your mates that is fine.
    Suggestion if you are doing that is whenever you ask if that is what you are after, State the fact that you are going for a league win and you will probably get a better response and answer to your question.

    Bottom line. Be clear in question and you will get a better answer and bigger chance of someone responding.
    Cheers mate.

      OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 05:52

      I also am assuming that I am talking for the whole community which I probably should not do but I don't think too many would argue with what I have said and maybe add some more but be positive you can win 50k or settle for trying to win your league which cost you money to start with.


    Dingo_NYC · 09/05/2015 at 05:49

    If you're gonna win the 50k, you're gonna win your league. Why not aim high?

    But seriously, the same principles apply no matter what you're playing for. Plan for your whole season, not just the round. Don't get suckered into knee-jerks, rage trades or chasing last week's points. Have faith in your picks, you got them to do a job for you.

    Unless there's just that one guy in your league who you have to destroy. In which case, go nuts.

      OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 06:25

      Funny fact, Not everyone that wins 50k wins their league.
      Can be a totally different strategy because you only have 17 teams to study and compare to.

      Someone only aiming to win their league in all probabilities will beat someone going for overall.

joe · 09/05/2015 at 07:53

is it still worth bringing in tarrent for salem or is glen a better option?

    Northernsoul74 · 09/05/2015 at 09:42

    Think you've missed the boat on Tarrant personally. Some question marks over his role once other players come back.

Jordo · 09/05/2015 at 08:07

Lukey Parker with a 114 breakeven after coming off a 70 point half last week. With CEY possibly out for three, what are peoples thoughts on Heeney to Glenn (who looks to have good job security) and CEY to a rock bottom Lukey Parker? Is it too early? Seriously considering.

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 08:34

    Personally I think Parker is ready to fire this week.
    Yes CEY is more than likely looking at 3 weeks. (But still about 50-100k to make)
    Heeney has at least 100k left in him, I will not be trading him just yet and would prefer to see Glenn play one more week even though I think he has pretty good job security considering his mature, Age and the problems the Suns have.
    Quite possibly one week too early on Parker but it would not surprise me at all if he got his B/E this week.
    Recommend watching Parker this week as he is playing too far forward since concussion and too many mids in Swans team.

    I am keeping CEY on bench with Lewis and will play Heeney on ground this week.

    Tulendeena · 09/05/2015 at 08:42

    Next Week, reasses with Glenn on the bubble

BCHawks · 09/05/2015 at 08:14

Just made the worst SuperCoach mistake traded out hogan instead of Salem. FMSC

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 08:39

    Reverse trade is still possible and highly recommended.
    Don't tell me it was for a player in last nights game, I do not want to know about it but I will provide counselling if required.

      Luke · 09/05/2015 at 09:05

      Reverse trade is NOT available once the round starts

        Tony · 09/05/2015 at 09:16

        You are correct Luke

    SCaddict · 09/05/2015 at 13:50

    Wouldn't kick yourself too much at least just yet. Salem was actually on track for a decent score last week until he was subbed out at HT. Could out score Hogan today.

    Sure Hogan has the lower BE but it was only by a margin of 30 and he was probably ready for culling next week anyway. So let's see what happens later tonight as there may be a chance you made the right move even if it was unintentional. 🙂

      BCHawks · 09/05/2015 at 20:14

      Looking like the right move now!

john · 09/05/2015 at 08:44

Hi Community – Looking at my key matches in my two cash leagues this week I will most likely have losses if I don't take a risk on the captain pick this week. VC on Pendles did not work out for me or my opponents and we all currently have Teen Wolf Fyfe with the big C on him. I don't like the thought of losing fyfe's score but I think I am going to have to switch my captain to Dangerfield to have any chance of taking home the chocolates. Is this too risky given fyfe's form?

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 09:20

    If you want to win, sometimes you have to be bold and take risks.

    Other guys which could go big are Lance Franklin, Todd Goldstein, Dustin Martin or Robbie Gray. Do you have any of these blokes in your team? Most players would have at least 2-3 of them. If I was in your position, and if you had him, I'd go Franklin as captain this round. Playing the Dees in Melbourne and he could have a seriously big game.


      john · 09/05/2015 at 12:12

      Thanks Tophawk – I only have Robbie Gray of those. I have a funny feeling Dangerfield might go big against a weakened Gold Coast in perfect conditions so have taken the risk. Fingers crossed it comes off.

Nuggety · 09/05/2015 at 09:32

Gday all, keen to see the results of a quick ballot, no loopholes in the mids this week, who sits on the pine out of:





    Pauly Walnuts · 09/05/2015 at 09:40

    Heeney – possible Vest, but good thing is you will see the Teams before you make your decison

      Danny · 09/05/2015 at 10:29

      Vandenberg if Heeney is not the sub

eatemalive · 09/05/2015 at 09:48

Anyone think NVB can go big because of their injuries & Suns issues ? Sloane possible late out ? I am looking at trading him to Glenn today a week early to make room next week, thinking I might hold off.

Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 09:57

Hey Community
I currently have 21 trades. How many should I use leading up to the byes? Should I still bring in fallen prems and cull rookies or should I save my trades leading into the byes? I'm happy with my team right now, but obviously more premos -> More points
Thanks in advance!

    Kev · 09/05/2015 at 17:09

    Save the trades, Tyler! Remember you've got 3 trades per week during the byes, it's the perfect time to cull your cash cows into fallen premiums.

    Tail end of the byes you should be looking at a near full premium squad

tom · 09/05/2015 at 10:03

should I loophole Mitch Clarks 78 or roll the dice on tarrant/hogan?

if so, who should I play hogan or tarrant?

    Derek · 09/05/2015 at 10:42

    I’m taking it

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 10:47

    Take the 78 it is guaranteed,

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 10:54

    78 is good enough for me. Its banked.

Matt · 09/05/2015 at 11:20

Thoughts about newnes to Liam picken? Only $30000 more and with -26 breakeven. Good point of difference till the bye rounds then straight swap to hodge or houli

    Northernsoul74 · 09/05/2015 at 12:11

    Wasting trades.

Hazey · 09/05/2015 at 11:23

How boring is it not trading!!!

    OldOcker · 09/05/2015 at 12:12

    I found a solution, Go to DT you can have 2 trades every week just for the fun of it and ease the frustration. I found it works great.
    2 weeks of it and my itchy finger is cured.

      PADP · 09/05/2015 at 12:49

      I do the same mate. The DT concept is an interesting. I cannot believe the SC trades people are doing. Crazy stuff considering SC is a marathon not a sprint. I will be keeping at least four trades for finals and as usual, people will be moaning about their lack of trades come finals time. Fancy even contemplating trading Lewis!!!!!!.

Mitch · 09/05/2015 at 11:31

Griffen to JPK? Or hold off

Have 26 trades

    john · 09/05/2015 at 12:14

    I am holding for now and hoping his pattern of one bad then one good game continues for one more week. Due for 100+

Stevo · 09/05/2015 at 12:29

Buddy, Goldy or Gray as captain?

Ryan · 09/05/2015 at 12:42

Do I take oxleys 72 (opponent has him on field) or play mcintosh hoping he scores more?

Also who to get in for salem out of dusty, goddard and buddy? Will all 3 be top 6 forwards?

    Jordan · 09/05/2015 at 13:23

    Buddy is due for a big score, and i feel like he is a solid selection for a key position forward, love the man… I would wait for goddard until he's played freo

Bailey · 09/05/2015 at 13:28

Mcintosh or goodes on feild ( goodes not sub)

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 13:43

    toss a coin mate. Extremely difficult call. Goodes might be subbed out of the game, but that is just a hunch.

      Bailey · 09/05/2015 at 17:45

      I went with kmac he scores under 50 and goodes gets 78. The joys of supercoach

tom · 09/05/2015 at 13:30

should I field Tarrant or Hogan?

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 13:42


Riley · 09/05/2015 at 15:01

Who to field? Krak or Heeney ?

carlashirley90 · 09/05/2015 at 15:19

The Bont scoring very well for little impact barring the 5 tackles

6 kicks 5 tackles for 53 SC points at half time???
Clearly the SC scoring system has some massive flaws

Pendles 102 is a mystery too, Selwood not loved this year compared to last. He is doing the same things but getting snorted 15-20 points every game

    B-Mac · 09/05/2015 at 15:24

    Has delivered inside 50 a fair few times, and 3 direct goal assists would help! Imagine if the bloke was getting more of it!

    dognino · 09/05/2015 at 15:54

    Selwood was always going to drop in scoring output, part of the changes were reducing the impact points. Some of selwoods scores last year were greatly inflated, I remember he kicked a match winning goal that scored him about 50-60 points for 1 kick . He had about 5-6 games with over inflated scores last year.

    Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 19:20

    Did you see bonts score now? Got 100+ for not doing a lot

carlashirley90 · 09/05/2015 at 15:27

I see 🙂 yeah that will do it becoming a significant player

Charlesy · 09/05/2015 at 16:54

Bontempelli 107 from 13 possessions at 73%. Is anyone else over these bullshit scores?

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 17:03

    That is incredible. Bonti was pretty ordinary today. I have him, but its frustrating. Despite getting a bonus score here, there have been many times where I thought one of my players had a big game 100+ score only to get an 80 odd score.

    Supercoach needs to inform the public of its exact scoring formula otherwise its subject to manipulation.

      Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 17:03

      What did Newnes end up with?

        carlashirley90 · 09/05/2015 at 17:12

        87 yes no joke

    Kev · 09/05/2015 at 17:04

    Would love to know how "influence" is measured. Steven Johnson last night, 56 points in the final quarter when the game was over. Ugh

    SCaddict · 09/05/2015 at 19:09

    All you can do is roll your eyes!

    Nearly a certainty to be a top 6 forward this season if this Champion Data loving keeps up.

carlashirley90 · 09/05/2015 at 17:10

Well Bont finished with 113 points 12 kicks 3 handballs 1 mark 4 tackles 4 hit outs and a free (for)
He was 53 at half time with 6 kicks 0 hanballs 0 marks 4 tackles 1 hit out and that one free (for)

To add StKilda killed them in second half to win the game and the Bont some how scores more in the second half lol
With 6 kicks 3 handballs 1 mark 3 hit outs
Figure this one out community plz

This years scoring feels very unbalanced

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 17:16

    All his hit outs must have been to advantage, all his kicks contested and effective, all his handballs contested and effective. NOT. LOL. Even if so, he probably still could not have scored 60 points in the second half.

Dustbin Feltchers · 09/05/2015 at 17:52

strange one..66 dt to 113 sc in a losing side….the powers that be obviously have Rance and the Bont..

David · 09/05/2015 at 18:48

My opponent has hogan on field, so do i but because its a close game i want to get hogan out (already have clark and tarrant in fwd line) who should score more points this week out of goddard and buddy?

    Riley · 09/05/2015 at 18:54

    I reckon big bud will turn it on tonight! Im in same position, very tight game I might be pulling a trade as well.

    dognino · 09/05/2015 at 19:06

    Buddy will probably have t McDonald on him , who has been doing very well at nullifying key forwards so far this season.

Baggy Pants · 09/05/2015 at 18:54

Sloane subbed again aghhh 66 points

    Tulendeena · 09/05/2015 at 18:57


    SCaddict · 09/05/2015 at 19:04

    Yeah this time because the Crows are up by 10 goals. 3 spud scores in a row!

    Those who don't have him will be able to swoop on him for sub $500K soon.

      dognino · 09/05/2015 at 19:05

      That's the plan, I need him just before his bye as I only have 6 out in R11 at the moment.

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 19:33

    As long as he has not done more damage to his calf and he was subbed as a precaution due to their big lead.

    There are 22 players in your side, (Batman Sloane one of them) and there are always issues like this. I have Taylor Walker and he has had a good game which has eased the Sloane setback.

    Not too stressed about it.

Tom · 09/05/2015 at 18:59

Im going for a league win, tight match must win this week as it is against my best mate! $100 on the line. Need some extra points! What to do … Newton to JPK or Boak ? Or Hogan to Buddy… or just hold and hope ?

JB · 09/05/2015 at 19:22

Has anyone else notice scores over 100 is harder this year than last year? Eg. 7 goal haul from J. Cameron deserves more than 100 thoughts … The so call premium players are all over the place … Some weird scoring patterns …

Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 19:24

Grif starting to come good. I’m sure his score was helped by his late goal

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 19:53

    Good to see Griffo play some good footy today. I nearly hit the trade button on him this week.

    Lets see if he can really go big now. Huge win for GWS against the Hawks today.

      Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:12

      Happy with Griffin and Sammy Mitchell

    nick · 09/05/2015 at 23:41

    yeah I don't get it Jorden lewis gets 43 pos a few weeks ago and only gets a score of 96 then fyfe gets 27 tonight and gets a 121 what crap supercoach is become the worst game to play

Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:01

I bet a few SC players are p—-ed off they traded in Joshua Glenn this week. The guy had very little impact against the crows.

Players who held off on him just to see his how he went in his second game are pretty pleased right now. And now having that extra trade in the kitty!

    Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 20:07

    I traded in mckenzie and I got to say I'm pretty happy (And lucky lol)

      Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:14


      He is the guy I am grabbing this week! Glenn will be lucky to get a game after that effort today. LOL

        nick · 10/05/2015 at 12:42

        well he had 19 on the first game and come on it was against a harder team and gleen was used more as a tagger think he will be used more ad get back to bigger scores when Harley b and the rest come back and trust me every player scored shit this round even the big players Melbourne players etc just shit house

    Rick Grimes · 10/05/2015 at 06:45

    If he plays next week hell $100k. Pretty happy with that thanks pal. Got every rookie trade spot on and not bothered with this one.

    judd0 · 10/05/2015 at 12:06

    Yer I don't know about that Hawk.
    As long as he gets a game next week he is going to make a fair bit of cash.
    It's not a bad trade. If he gets named I'll be trading him in this week for sure.

    nick · 10/05/2015 at 12:38

    it be ok with me I can use the cash that I trade heeney out then use that money on nakia and try bring steve j in or someone like that

      nick · 10/05/2015 at 12:38

      then stick gleen on the bench

Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:10

Traded out Salem,,… We all knew this would happen. 59 before half time

    Tulendeena · 09/05/2015 at 20:11

    yep, brought in Glenn as well..

    BCHawks · 09/05/2015 at 20:15

    I accidently kept him and traded out Hogan am very happy!

      Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:17

      hahahahaha. See!!!!, the best shark move ever!!!!! LOL

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:16

    I got rid of him two weeks ago! Still have him in my fantasy team. LOL

    Derek · 09/05/2015 at 21:15

    Salem 71SC at half time. The SuperCoach gods are not happy

      Derek · 09/05/2015 at 22:05

      Salem finished with 117. What a strange game this is we choose to play

Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:14

Gee. Tom Mitchell is going to be hard to ignore

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:32

    It could still be a trap though. I don't have him mind you!

    Dustbin Feltchers · 09/05/2015 at 23:26

    definitely hard for us supercoachers to ignore…very easy for mr longmire and the sydney forces to ignore!! for reasons unknown…

Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:21

Tom Mitchell is looking really good. At $405K this week, he could be the pick up of the season!

Isaac Heeney's job security is definitely starting to look shakey

    Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:59

    Heeney’s injury didn’t look good. Clearly upset about it, might be a knee.

Bailey · 09/05/2015 at 20:26

Heeny subbed out for 32; lets see how much he gets scaled up

    Tophawk · 09/05/2015 at 20:34

    He will be scaled up, but I will be scaling him out of my side this week.


      Bailey · 09/05/2015 at 20:42

      i hope he's out for a few weeks to give me time to trade him already gotta deal with McIntosh

Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 20:45

Few good rookies emerging now… We got Glenn and Mckenzie as well as first-gamers Lever (91 sc points) and Stretch (playing as i speak… or type). Going to need all these new rookies so we can downgrade our current rookies!

    Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:50

    Did Goodes reach his BE today, he and whitecross have become rookie priced agsin

      Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 20:53

      Goodes didn't get his BE, his be was 96 I think and he got 78, so not far off! If he can string together a few games where he doesn't get subbed he could do alright. Just needs to get his low scores of R1 and R2 out of his 3 round average

Derek · 09/05/2015 at 20:48

I’m struggling this year to have the right rookies on the field. Saad benched again. Macintosh on field. Hogan on field and Clark on bench

Tyler · 09/05/2015 at 21:02

Lol at the people that went Salem -> Glenn this week. Let that be a lesson and learn from it!

    Rick Grimes · 10/05/2015 at 06:47

    Salem is a spud. You hold onto him for another three weeks and enjoy that 50 average and $20k price rise. Morrrhahaha

      Kev · 10/05/2015 at 08:50

      The lesson being not to trade rookies in after one good game. Salem wasn't injured, he wasn't bleeding cash. Itchy trigger finger trade

        Rick Grimes · 10/05/2015 at 10:10

        Nah, getting premiums in is the name.of the game. Sitting in a guy for three weeks to make another $50k will get you no where.

mysterycannon · 09/05/2015 at 21:09

Didn't think too much about it… Left Hogan on the field and Salem on the bench.
One question,,, Why did I not think more about it??!! 65% of game in Sydney's forward half.

I am not a Super Coach… i'm struggling to even be Mediocre Coach

Alex · 09/05/2015 at 21:27

What is Salem/hogan on

    mysterycannon · 09/05/2015 at 21:44

    110 vs 62 with 3.23 to go.

    Hogan has had a much better last quarter to help bridge the gap

      Alex · 09/05/2015 at 21:55

      50 points I can live with

        mysterycannon · 09/05/2015 at 22:17

        Absolutely! Was 52 points difference at half time… lucky to not stretch out any further.

mysterycannon · 09/05/2015 at 22:44

Lachie Neale keeps getting it done! 🙂
Disappointed I talked myself out of getting Goddard, but I might have got rid of Salem for him so overall ok.

League game comes down to:

Cripps & Gray vs JJ Kennedy & 100 points.

    Derek · 09/05/2015 at 22:46

    I honestly though Neale was a trap. He is getting job done

    Happy with gett Godard

min0008 · 09/05/2015 at 23:01

I traded out Salem for Goddard

    Charlesy · 09/05/2015 at 23:40

    Me too. We gained one point! Lol

      Kev · 10/05/2015 at 08:44

      Good trade in the long run

      Tulendeena · 10/05/2015 at 09:04

      a bit more than that my friend


carlashirley90 · 09/05/2015 at 23:12

My goodness burn my SC team plz.

Charlesy · 09/05/2015 at 23:39

50 grand looks out of reach for my team Headmasters but I keep winning my league games even with abletts shoulder then sloanes constant woes followed by Lewis brain fade and now selwoods busted hand! Swanny is doing nothing, bellend is in the ruck, heeney is hurt and not to mention I’ve persevered with Newnes! This is a tough year folks. Plus i don’t have Bont who gets 30 points per possession. It’s not easy but I still enjoy it. Lol

    Ethan · 10/05/2015 at 12:24

    seems like its not a top quality league

nick · 09/05/2015 at 23:39

what the hells going on all rookies u hope will score big even the top players are scoring crap even my cap again got 1681 with ebert lets hope he gets a 165 and crips a 170 plus and krakour hope he has a big one just bull shit week

    Ethan · 10/05/2015 at 12:24

    somethings wrong with your team

      kevwal · 10/05/2015 at 13:11

      Anything good to say mate?

Daniel · 10/05/2015 at 01:05

Went Salem to Dusty Martin and Hogan to Goddard this week, my fwd line has gone from having gray, swan, bartel and deledio at the start of rd1 to gray, martin, swan, goddard, the bont and bellchambers

Girdle · 10/05/2015 at 07:13

To the Admin of this wonderful website, I’ve said it before but is it possible just to post an open thread for “trading questions”? The comments have nothing to do with the article above after the first ten forum members. One thread for all trading queries and “who to start with?” questions. Thank you! Keep up the good work!

    Kev · 10/05/2015 at 08:42

    Would love the "standing room" thread to open Friday night. Didn't see it this week

    dognino · 10/05/2015 at 11:37

    It would be pointless anyway, after a few days people will be back posting in these kind of threads saying " sorry to post here , but no one reads the other thread. Should I trade?"

    There's a reason no one replies to their questions, it's the same fricken question asked 100 times, and already been answered if you scroll through the comments.

Rick Grimes · 10/05/2015 at 10:12

Will probably score around 2200. Not super happy with that. What are others looking like?

    Tophawk · 10/05/2015 at 10:17

    I am sitting on 1900 with 3 to play. Cripps, Gray, and Mc Govern. With a bit of luck, there are hopefully another 320 SC in those 3 guys. Should end up with 2200-2230. I would be reasonably happy with that score this week.

    dognino · 10/05/2015 at 11:49

    Again, going to be lucky to hit 2000 . 1560 now with Gray, Nic Nat, Simpson, Cripps and beams to go.
    Had 7 players ton up so far ( which is actually more than the last 2 weeks ) but the rest of the scores have been in the 60's /70's

      Derek · 10/05/2015 at 13:42

      I think Simpson is out

        dognino · 10/05/2015 at 14:22

        Yeah, had the E on Mckenzie , I'll take the 80

    Derek · 10/05/2015 at 13:44

    I think that will be ok score. Anything over 2200 is good

Tom · 10/05/2015 at 10:34

Should I trade Simpson to Pittard?

    Tom · 10/05/2015 at 10:38

    I'm thinking Simpson is only pumping out 70-80 scores and doesn't seem to be getting as much points as Pittard will seeing as though Carlton will lose many more games than Port Adelaide, and Pittard is Port's rebounding defender.

Tophawk · 10/05/2015 at 11:14

The trade button is going to be hit twice this week. There is no cash left in Heeney after this round. He scored 41 SC points last night with a be of 37 going into that game. Now that he has done something to his knee, this is the perfect time to trade him out for around $233 K. It would generate a $196K profit. Its time to take the cash and downgrade him to Daniel Mc Kenzie who is on the bubble this week at $117K. That would leave me with $116K + $74K from prior week.

The $190K could be used for a nice fallen premo upgrade this week. This is my chance to get rid of Ryan Griffin!!! At last. I can pounce on someone like Goddard, JPK, Lukey Parker, Neale, Armitage, etc or really build my warchest by getting in Tom Mitchell who is on the bubble at $405K.

So many things to ponder. Any thoughts?

    Andy · 10/05/2015 at 14:13

    Why get rid of Griffin? He scored a respectable 107 this week.

    cow roll · 10/05/2015 at 15:57

    I agree with your trade options

    Poloko48 · 10/05/2015 at 17:20

    Like your first option – I'll be doing the same this week.

    Option 2 not so sure about – for 2 reasons:
    1. Will he be in your top 8 mids come season end? If not why are you getting him?
    2. Or are you looking at a cash grab? A lot of money to spend on gaining maybe $100-150K + 2 trades used.

    I'd rather use a rookie and make $150-200K for a much lower outlay. But then that's just me lol!
    I'm also concerned that he will be jostling for position in the Swans midfield – not 100% sold that he's guaranteed in best 22. He tends to accumulate but not much else. We've seen with Jordan Lewis this year how that can have an effect on scoring.

    Just my 2c worth, I'm a Swans fan by the way fwiw.

      CashCows · 10/05/2015 at 17:32

      Mitchell's been constantly overlooked but I think this is his chance now. 2 great back to back games and with heeney out, I think he'll cement his spot. If he continues this kind of output and with heeney not likely to be rushed back in, he may be a very good pick.

        Poloko48 · 10/05/2015 at 18:15

        Do you think he'll be a top 8 mid from now though, meaning at least 110+ average from now? Doubtful, many more ahead of him, which means using 2 trades on him. I would have JPK, Hannebery & Parker ahead of him from now, just in the Swans scoring let alone other teams. Given how tight trades are this year it's a no from me.

          Rocksta · 10/05/2015 at 19:59

          No……….but could very well be a Top 8 Forward. Everybody seems to forget he is a DPP.
          I for one will be trading out Hogan and bringing in Titch this week in the ‘Forward Line’

Penny · 10/05/2015 at 13:38

Hi wondering everyone’s thoughts if I’m still in the race at 8800 with 21 trades to go with a lot underperforming and any suggestions on my side, thanks 🙂

Shaw,Simpson,hibberd,newnes,Oxley saad- hamling

Pendlebury,Fyfe,Sloane,Parker,griffen,rich,Vandenberg- yolmen,miller,krakour

Goldstien, natinui-read


    Penny · 10/05/2015 at 13:40

    Woops mcintosh in defence aswell

      CashCows · 10/05/2015 at 17:41

      Overall 8800? Probably still in it. It's a long season but you've burnt a lot of trades and with the byes and cash cows ready to kill, not looking too good.

      Need to move Rich on, should have been traded this week.
      Nic nat needs to go if you're any chance.
      Way too many rookies in fwd, need to start trading and bringing premos in. Prioritise upgrading your fwd over your defense because there are no standout premos out there.

    Derek · 10/05/2015 at 19:37

    What did you do with all your trades.

Luke · 10/05/2015 at 15:04

Not sure whether to go Rich -> Priddis. Opponent also has Rich, and it is quite close.
If I dont do the trade, I have Beams, Cripps and Gray vs Bell and 234 points. What do you think? Been contemplating bringing Priddis in anyway.

Tophawk · 10/05/2015 at 15:55

Cripps off to a very nice start! Lets see if he can pump out another biggie

Poloko48 · 10/05/2015 at 17:09

2040 with Robbie Gray to come, hoping for massive one from him to get me to 2200.
Solid start, 41pts just before QT.

BCHawks · 10/05/2015 at 17:39

who to cull first Rich or TBC?

    CashCows · 10/05/2015 at 17:45

    Definitely Rich, dont think he'll reach his BE. Least with TBC you have ruck cover for another week which was probably part reason you have him in your side.

      BCHawks · 10/05/2015 at 17:50

      He is my R2

        CashCows · 10/05/2015 at 18:04

        Use Rich as an unconventional cashcow and upgrade TBC?
        In that case tho, probably TBC, so then you can just set and forget and deal with the rest of your team.

          BCHawks · 10/05/2015 at 18:06

          Rich will leak 20k+ and will have a high BE so it might have to be him.

Charlesy · 10/05/2015 at 18:13

Now Rich gets 52 for 8 possessions. Think I’ll finish this year off and move to the other games where at least the scoring system can’t be manipulated. I’m playing for cash in a couple of leagues so all I ask is for transparency. But if I leave I’ll still drop in to Jock for some fun.

    Anonymous · 10/05/2015 at 20:34

    He should of scored 30, he was nowhere, SC is becoming more like boxing where the results are dependant on the judges … Thoughts …

dognino · 10/05/2015 at 18:17

Just read Sloane was subbed out yesterday due to possible fractured cheekbone . Scans on Monday, if he needs surgery will be out for 4-6 weeks

Poloko48 · 10/05/2015 at 19:21

Looks like I finished on about 2180, what does everyone think par is this week?

    BCHawks · 10/05/2015 at 19:22

    2211 but had some stinkers in Rich and TBC who will both be leaving my team in the next 2 weeks.

      Derek · 10/05/2015 at 19:30

      2202. Not in happy with that

        Poloko48 · 10/05/2015 at 19:36

        So I guessing I'm under par?

      Phil · 10/05/2015 at 19:39

      Much better than average. I think in most cases you would slightly rise in rank

        Nuggety · 10/05/2015 at 19:48

        Agreed, 2164 good enough to win all 5 of my leagues. Rich, tbc and McIntosh my spuds..

JB · 10/05/2015 at 20:29

Need help with footy tipping, which teams are real deal this year? LoL Thoughts …

    Luviboy1 · 10/05/2015 at 21:11

    Freo….. um. Thats about it.

Tulendeena · 10/05/2015 at 21:20

Looking at painting the Fence this week

Newton > McKenzie
Hogan > Bontempelli/Martin

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