Mo’ Supercoach News|Bye Rounds Beware

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Community! Lekdog here with some mo’ supercoach news…

What do we do for the byes? Who should we be targeting now? Why are some of the most traded in players this round bad decisions?

All these questions and more are answered in this weeks Supercoach video.

Lots of love, @LekBlog.

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after this video im befuddled by what i should do with my trades
Taz has to go
Is it worth building up a war chest. Or going to lewis or rocky if i trade out Cripps/CEY


Tarrant does not have to go.
I say hold. and heres why
He has had a good average the whole season.

Last 3 Rd Avg
Last 5 Rd Avg

Current Avg of 83

He copped his 36 playing FREO and lets be frank, Freo are a machine.

Show faith, like the rest of the North boys they will be looking to fight back

His BE is only 79 – No reason why he cant hit that, and if he goes beyong the BE he will be a keeper until the bye rounds.

Prj $ Change

Is is worth spending a trade for a Projected loss of $3k?

I say no. This week is one of those weeks to hold trades for the upcoming BYE rounds


i see your point but is he going to gain more cash before his bye. I dont really want a rookie who's stalling in price when fallen premiums are there for the taking


thats the million $ question.
if you can swap a Mid DPP into your FWD line and upgrade tarrant to a premo MID then do it, but all i wanted to do was point out that Tarrant is not a MUST move on player this week.

If you cant upgrade Tarrant to a Premo Mid this week i would suggest holding and see what happens over this weekend. one more week of data can be more benifical than a non-forced trade


I agree wheels. Can't just do reactive trades because of 1 bad score. Remember lachie Neale scored a 45, treloar a 46, cotchin's had a couple of bad ones. Even the premos have had bad games this year except Fyfe


Fyfe DID have a bad game though

scored a disgusting 107



I am thinking holding onto Jessie Hogan till round 13 when he has his bye and bring in a big fwd have 154 k in the bank and planning on not making anymore trades till then in the 3 byes I have 18 20 then have 19 when I trade Hogan what u reckon and also thinking of tradeing gregson for maybe a steve j as I just bought rocky in for cripps or I could get armtige just have see as I think gregson will ht 450 by round 13 your thoughts


yeah I picked gregson up when cam ellis got hurt and know he is making money I am planning on holding onto those 2 and maybe Oxley till round 12 13 etc and I probably wont pick the stevie show might jump on Sidebottom hope his price drops etc

the sprinkler

Hey LEKKERS- you understand that something had to be done???? And they sacked MM and you understand??? And you haven't seen the good times???

Do you understand today HOW MUCH this decision has put the club back? And that for 10 years Carlton has been poison??? And that we have 10 board members (yes TEN) who are so full of themselves that this is going to go on and on??? And that this board will ultimately poison the new coach with their constant interference??? And that they had too much say in what MM did and didnt allow MM to build a culture???? And that they ALWAYS have their fingers in the pie??? And that until Loguidice, Pratt, Fahroud, Trigg (who the board for some reason employed this RORTER from 2 years back knowing our history) and Geminder the poison will keep flowing down the tree???? And that Since Carlton went from 6 board members to 10 we have had NO success???? And that the whole time Kernahan was on the board we had no success????? And that we have an ELITIST Pres and CEO who couldnt give 2 faacks about you and me and are just resume building????

And that the Carlton members are so weak and pathetic that they have let this happen again…… AGAIN i say????? And that there are Carlton members who ACTUALLY believe that with this new start everything will be OK????? That everything will change?????? That Carlton board and some fans think sacking the most experienced coach in the game for a teams poor performance is the coaches fault???? When the Pres and CEO interfere so much that MM and minute say in what was going on????? Ohhhh yeah did I mention that the board has their fingers in the pie when they are only there to market and administrate on the clubs behalf and NOT to coach the team, the coach or the football committee?????

That Carlton employed Silvagni to work with MM to rebuild the team???? And then they fire MM before Silvagni even arrives???? And that SOS is probably already thinking to him "oohhh geeesssss– why did I ever bother coming back to this rabble????


Well mark these words- if the media dont scrutinise the board and ridicule them to the point that they resign or there is a forced Emergency General Meeting (which the CArlton members OBVIOUSLY CANT do on their own) then Silvagni will NOT be at the club in 2 years as he WONT put up with their [email protected] or interference…. and then we will be exactly where we are today….. but only it will be 2 years down the track!!!!!!!!

And this new coach WONT last either- he will be poisoned and overseen by this incompetent and pathetic board from day 1……… and until the Carlton members DEMAND this board be dissolved and reduced to a maximum of 6 (preferably 4) board members, and those fat cat ar5e clowns serving there now and sacked then LEKKERS my friend you will NEVER see success at Carlton- and believe you me that Saints and Bulldogs lifelong supporters understand that pain- and understand that it is quite possible to live your WHOLE life and NEVER see success at your football club!

Carlton is EXACTLY where we were 15 years ago and what success have we had in 15 years???? None……. and because we are now back at day dot… 1.. dont be surprised that if this board isnt dismembered and reduced in size that in 15 years there is a high chance we still will have experienced no more success!!!!!

You say you are happy watching Cripps and Docherty play?????????

What about the last 10 years when we had a younger Judd, Gibbs, Murphy, Simpson, Fevola, Betts, Garlett….. and you are happy to see 2 'could be very good players' run around????

It is time this mediocrity ended at the club…….. and once again- if this board continues to exist then NOTHING will change…..

Beacause Carlton members dont have the balls to change anything all we can do now is sit back- fingers crossed- and wait for the media to do the job for them. Let Caro, Barrett, Robbo and all the other haters who crucified MM at least get this board fired….

RIP The Navy Blues for the next 5-10years or until the board is dissolved.

Rick Grimes

Calm down dude, it's just a game.


Longest book I’ve ever read!

big sexy

Listen to some soothing sounds from crouching’s relaxation sessions . Or perhaps some flute? Breath in. Breath out. As Jock would say, it’s alright, maaate.


far out brussels sprout…


the sprinkler ……


higgs boson

Has Carlton got better under Mick?

Does Mick have another game plan for when things go wrong?

Have any players actually had solid progression since Mick was there?

Yes I agree the board is rotten, but getting a great developmental coach will benefit our team more than Mick.


Don't renew your membership mate. That's how you send a message. I stopped mine the day they employed that has been malthouse. No coach in the history of our game has turned so many champions into ordinary players.

the sprinkler

sweet- im glad you read it. and glad you mostly agree.

reading it back now it seems like i may have been having a go at you but quite the opposite. i feel the stress you are feeling and hope you too get to experience a Carlton flag that you remember and also experience as an adult and not a child.

sad thing is yesterday when MM got fired the Carlton facebook page was filled with mostly angry comments towards the board. Now today with Barker doing his press conference everyone is like "go Blues, lets put some effort in against the Swans and for the rest of the year and make a fresh start"

Problem is it still isnt a fresh start until the ridiculous board is overthrown. Yes it is OK to hope for better- but it is already sounding like the fans think we are at a fresh starting point when nothing has changed and we are down an experienced coach.

It already seems the fans are ready to roll on with this board, and thinking that all will be rosey from here when once again- nothing has changed.

I hope the media destroy this board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS I am a massive fan of the LEKDOG πŸ™‚


I will tell u where this is started back when john Elliot was the prez and the club lost all those draft picks for 2 years and they pick up chirs judd trade out kenndey u tell me this how many years and times have carlton done wasted trades and picked up crap players and they didn't look after favola when he played which is sad as he would have won a flag for carlton




Cory Gregson has a BE of 58.
Swapping him for Stevie J is a huge risk, but potentially huge return.
My opinion would be to hold Gregson until you can bring in a Full Premo

Holding Hogan is a great move. BE of 24

Last 3 Rd Avg
Last 5 Rd Avg

I moved him on last week for K.Jack. I did this as JACK had bottomed out in price and was a good POD pick away from Hannebry and JPK. Did not pay off unfortunatly but thats SC


I am thinking of bring I rough head or some big fwd for Hogan the gregson one think I could hold onto him until after the byes and he will get around 460 then bring in a big premo like pendels or someone like that


Which forwards should I get in? Delidio, Goddard, Dahlhaus or Devon smith? Better options?


Goddard. Proven over many years and no injury worries of lids
without lids injury concerns i would say lids.


I'm a fan of Dahlhaus. He's on my watchlist for after his bye. But i wouldn't be trading in any of those players until they've had the bye!

I N Pieman

Nicely done Lek. Not a great day for the blues & your coping well it seems. The sidebum call is interesting. Only

2 games he’s played have been in Qld against the 2 far north teams who are struggling. Not the best read into form. But from what I’ve seen he looks cherry ripe to head to the next level. Nice one to put out there

We're all well and truly rucked

Sidebum dominated last year also


Post bye for those crazy SC players who dont have pendles, should look at sidebum as a POD.


I have 17 trades left but an almost premo side…..
I'd be stupid to trade this week right


i wouldnt be trading this week, but you really need to get Saad into your DEF line and get Brown out.
If you have warchest you really need to upgrade Brown to a Premo Mid ASAP, so if you burn one trade doing it this week then so be it.

Krak in your Mids is another problem. Next round you need to trade Krak FWD or OUT and bring in Premo MID

The Bont

I'm gonna try to summon all my willpower and hold trades the next two weeks, then probably use 9 in the bye rounds, which will see my with 11 trades and hopefully a full premium team going into Round 14.

The only issue with this is that my team is maybe a bit weak at the moment so it's gonna be tough to hold off until Rd 11.


im in the same boat. going to be so hard


Ye I have 6 onfield rookies and it's hard to hold off trading them


6 on field rookies.. can you post your team to dissect??


sure here you go

Maybe I have 7 rookies onfield. Have been hit with injuries quite a bit so far this season so I haven't been able to upgrade my team as much as I had hoped

22 trades, may use 2 this week (to get Rocky cause only got 30k in bank) and try and hold for the next 2 leaving me with 20 trade at r11 bye.


can you swing Krak into your FWD line, and upgrade Tarrant to a Premo MID
i would be doing this ASAP

your DEF line looks good, but i notice no Oxley, im guessing you have traded him out for Simpson, if this is the case and you can reverse that trade, hold Ox

But u need to get Krak into your FWD line and get another Premo mid ASAP otherwise pretty good team


I think this year is a shocker for me every week I have had 2 players hurt and ha d use trades but how every my team is starting to look good just have get rid of harry o


Getting caught with no warchest and no decent rookies buhhhble is frustrating. Got 25 trades and sitting around 2000 overall so guess not all bad.


Any idea when we’ll see j. glenn on the park?


Suns have said he will not play this week, Probably back the week after.




GC website. Twitter section on the right


GCS have been very good to Fantasy Coaches. They put out a tweet earlier today.

· 7h 7 hours ago
Sorry #AFLFantasy players, rookie Josh Glenn is set to miss at least one more week: #gcsuns


Cheers mate.


Thanks matey


See if he gets named this week.


Lekdog. I have seen the forecasts and note this week is the week I must get in Pendlebury. Are there any good downgrade options? To free up some cash


Have a look at Trent Dumont. If he isn't named with the vest this week you could trade Tarrant straight to him. He's in his second year of senior footy, works hard and his VFL numbers have been ridiculous, particularly in his tackling. He's on the bubble this week but its no big deal if he avoids the vest this week and socres well because his be is 17 due to his sub effected games.


be careful with Dumont…. not only is he a vest target but will most likely go straight out for swallow in a weeks time. Always work out who the rookies are in for. If it's a injury make sure it's 3 plus as it's too hard for them to find their feet in time to hold their place.


My opinion is no

Look to see if any players are getting their first go at it, but current bubble boys are trash


Do we upgrade players like cripps miller tarrent mcintosh now or wait until they have there bye?


If you can upgrade, and still have coverage for the 3 bye rounds, I think do it.

I am going Miller to Hibberd, same bye round, but Hibberd wont be cheaper, and I think Miller's price will fall slightly. Also if you havent got Rockliff yet, he is a must.


Hold. They're not going to decrease in value, they'll stay around the same mark. Who knows, they could even pull a Vandenberg and go massive.


I'm holding all of them, but that's also because I'm down to 18 trades. having said that I don't think they will change much in price in the next 2-3 weeks.


hold all

especially Cripps

BE 85

Prj $ Change

even if he stinks it up he wont loose too much $$$

trades are worth more right now than anything


Agree also you should probably hold, but it all depends on your situation.


Hey Lek dog,
what your opinion of McGovern. Want to bring him in for Tarrant and use his dPP during the byes. He would end up a back line premo. Worth the money at around $445K AND 95 ave?



agree with Lek
we need proven SC players in our teams


that said i do have Higgins and he is anything but a proven

If you dont have higgins i would potentially look at McGovern
owned by 5.7% of teams but a BE of 88

i would advise hold until after his byes


Sublime as always, my man. Top shelf bye strategy advice. Another $5 to the Bowler fund!

Take it from a lifelong Cleveland fan, you're team will be back. Hey, at least you've experienced a premiership with them. Count yourself lucky!!!


Christ I'm old.

Looking to hold trades next round. Great advice above about Hogan and Gregson. Will hold those two and Clark until R13.


i am a tiger fan born in 1987.

can you beleive i have it worse than you Lekdog

you know what i say to people in the street when they find out i am a tiger man and they look at me in disgust

i say and i quote

"Being a Richmond Tiger Fan is character building stuff… i would not be the man i am today if i hadnt had all of this pain and frustration thrown at me"

Inspirational Quote of the day

i swear that when the mighty tigers get up and finally win that premiership, it is going to bring more than a tear to my eye

Enough ramblings.. my message is stay strong


Saints supporter since 1980.
– Finished on the bottom 15+ times I reckon since then
– I was there in 1997, on the boundary where Aussie Jones stormed down the wing and kicked that great goal. Thought "We might win this!"
– That same day, same end, Jarman gets hold of Jamie Shanahan, kicks five IN THE LAST. Game Over. 4 hour trip home with the Crows song in my head the whole way. SHANE BLOODY ELLEN KICKED FIVE!!
– Oh yeah 2009, game should have been over by half time. Dawson's spoil goes straight to Scarlett who toe pokes it to Ablett, Chappy goals. Game over.
– Oh yeah, 2010, Goddard takes what could have been mark of the century if we got up, again thought "We've got this!" seven points up with 4 mins left in the game. Milne bounce of the ball… that is all.
– Got towelled up by the Pies the next week. Do you know how humiliating that is?

So before you say how bad you blokes have had it…. I present the following as evidence that Saints supporters have had it rough at both ends of the game. At least you can watch a winning grand final in colour :/


Feel your pain as a Doggies supporter – 97 hurt badly as well, bloody Jarman!


at least you guys have played in grand finals. i would love to see the tigers in a grand final


To have our hearts broken in 3 winnable positions? It's not all its cracked up to be!! To be fair Dogs should have been there in both 97 and 2010 so that's not great either.


I'm torn community, not sure whether to go either Cripps to Selwood or McIntosh to Hibberd this week. Thoughts?


Hold on all fronts mate

Selwood has a BE of 129

Hibberd is a good pick with a BE of 51. and r12 bye

If you can afford it go Hibberd, but my theory is upgrade your MID/RUC and FWD line first and leave DEF until last. just depends on your structures and plans


Yeah I'm not too keen on upgrading defence just yet, but Hibberd's price I think makes him a 'must consider' player. Plus he has the same bye round as RIchmond so it doesn't affect my bye structures. I think Birchall is another one I will consider after his bye, but other than that I'm holding on defence. Selwood will definitely come in next week.


Jezz good question !
K Mac to Hibberd – Hibbard has his role back, will it continue I don't know but the 400k price tag is worth it for his potential, I doubt he will be cheaper then now.
Jelwoods B/E is 130 ish perfect for next week Then do the Cripps deal


Upgrading Malthouse this week. Looking at Stuart Dew. Thoughts please.


Woosha for me mate. Better JS and Scoring capacity.


Matthew knights mate

get on him

or Kevin Sheedy @ $501


Carlton would have to be the Ross Lyon of SC Coaches. More likely to punt on a fallen premo than put in a genuine cash cow to grow throughout the season. Avoid.


Didn't they just try the fallen premo? I think they might go the cash-cow route with a Woosha type in the handholding position.


Hey community,
Just wondering what i should do this week i have 260k and a potential double upgrade. I could go ibbo to tmac and cripps to parker. Wondering what you guys would think is my best bet this week. I have 19 trades and not happy with defence right now.

Def- shaw, taylor, saad,ibbo, mcintosh, lever( leslie, hamling)
Mid- fyfe, priddis, selwood, grifen, lewis, rockliffe, miller, cripps (cey, krak, d mckenz)
Ruck- goldy, nic nat (read)
Foward- gray, martin, franklin, goddard,swan, tarrant ( hogan,clark)

here is my bye structure:

Round 11- lever, rocky, cripps, lewis, martin, kmcintosh, hamling, cey-8 players out
Round 12- swan, goddard, fyfe, ibbo, miller, saad, leslie, franklin, dmac-9 players out
Round 13- selwood, clark, taylor, griffen, shaw, priddis, Hogan, krak, gold, Tarrant, nic nat, gray, read- 13 players out
i want to fix up round 13 but not sure how
Thanks for your help and time


Hold your trades this week mate.

Tmac – if you didnt have him last week i said avoid. even more so now

BE of 111
Played 8
Rd 8 Score 85
Total Points 893
Avg / Round 111.63
Last 3 Rd Avg 110.67
Last 5 Rd Avg 110.20
High Score 12 Low Score 85

Yes his stats are impressive but i will not entertain him.

If he keeps this up until his round 13 bye then i will call him a proven premo, but i need more data then less than half a year of a potential break out year.. my strong advise is save your money and spend it in your MID FWD RUC area.

There are better, fallen options in DEF

Brodie Smith
Position: DEF
365,400 +0 -137,400

Michael Hibberd
Position: DEF
406,000 +14,400 -85,500

Also Adrew Walker and Malceski once they return from injury and play a game or two


Parker is the better option with a BE of 57. and he will score better than Tmac for the rest of the season

Played 8
Rd 8 Score 124
Total Points 820
Avg / Round 102.50
Last 3 Rd Avg 130.33
Last 5 Rd Avg 113.40
High Score148 Low Score 77

Always look for value, especially in DEF


So just cripps to parker?


yea i reckon
then next week or post bye look for Kmac to B.Smith. avoid Tmac.

stan karaholios

what are u ranked overall


10891 nothing special


from 8:31, i'm going to use this in the conclusion of every essay i do from this day forward


With the lack of downgrade options and times when your hand is forced, would it be smart or madness to trade in players who are expected to get a game down the track?

jake kolo from geelong, goddard from saints to name a few.


It seems from GCS' tweet noted above that Glenn might be a good one to get in as he seems likely to keep playing. Otherwise I think smart to hold off for better rookies unless as you say your hand is forced.

The One Ring

Lek here is a great article on why Malthouse had to go.

The Thomas decision alone was enough to axe him. Especially when you factor in we could have kept Betts for almost half as much. Then we give up pick 7 for more list cloggers. Re-sign Ellard and unbelievably give Liam F’in Jones a 3 yr f’in contract… 3 yrs WTF?


Hi community, I am wondering whether it 's worthwhile trading out Cripps and either Heeney, CEY or NVB this week to get Parker and Glenn in. I am worried that Parker is going to keep increasing and Carlton and Adelaide players might take a hit in price this week against Sydney and Freo respectively Althouigh CEY and NVB have low break evens. So am minded to get rid of Cripps and either CEY or NVB. NVB stood up this week, any thoughts why? I also wonder whether CEY is vulnerable now after doing a hammy? Still scared from bringing in Rioli shortly before he re-did his hammy last year.

Otherwise I can hold off on the trades until later with the view that CEY and Cripps will likely rise in $ at better rates that Parker over the medium term. I am looking at Parker as my 2nd last keeper to finalise my mids. Already have Fyfe, Pendles, Beams, Rocky, Lewis and Selwood.

Thanks heaps.


Heeney and Van Berlo should have been out of your team weeks ago

post your team so we can dissect


Cheere Wheels.

On NVB and Heeney, their prices were not high enough to do the one up and one downs I wanted to execute. So they remain. I've also got Lambert coz he's been useful to swing. Team is:

Mcdonald; Shaw; Murphy; Oxley, Newnes; Saad (Andrews; Lever)
Fyfe; Rocky; Pendles; Beams; Selwood; Lewis; Cripps; CEY (McKenzie; Heeney; NVB)
Goldy; Blicavs (Cox)
Gray; Swan; Bont; Martin; Tarrant; Belch; (Lonie; Lambert)

Thx again.


CEy has a BE of 50 so hold.
Glenn i would wait to see the teams. he may not be selected
You could upgrade Cripps, but his BE is 85 and he can make that
Or depending on your warchest trade someone like Swan into your MID, trade out Heeney for a premo FWD (DPP)
Next week or into the byes you can then swap Swan into FWD line and upgrade a rookie FWD to a Premo MID

Heeney is a must out. High BE and injured


Solid advice but Heeney isn’t a must out – his price isn’t changing while injured and I’ve been using him for loophole purposes – I’ve had other priorities so he remains on my mid bench


expensive loophole…


Thx Wheels, good advice… Heeney is gone.


hey LEKDOG, what do you think about trading cripps to priddis this week?


I just read a tweat the Gibbs and Judd are both out this week, and rain is forecast for the game – I’m holding Cripps, should play more in the guts and he loves the contested stuff


Scrap the weather bit – only looks like possible showers now


im not Lek, but heres my 2 cents

You have missed Priddis. too expensive now, you missed him when he bottomed out and now you are chasing points.

look at these potential optins instead.

Selwood, J
$517,300 $-14,900 ($-132,600)

10. Zorko, D
$411,700 $-34,100 ($-120,200)

14. Barlow, M
$491,600 $+12,200 ($-108,800)

Sloane, R
$513,300 $+0 ($-103,600)

Sloan after he returns


Yes Wheels too many value options to pursue instead rather than compromising your team to get Pridda in now.

Return of the V

Hey Lekdog, thoguths on Ollie Wines? I good upgrade target. Can get him this week for tarrant, cripps, miller or CEY. Also have enough cash for selwood as well but breakeven 131


Wines has a BE of 133
hold until post bye

gives you a chance to get him cheaper and see how his sore wrist plays out


Wines was BOG last week up to 3/4 time and ran out of puff. He just needs a few more games and he will crank out some big scores.


Ripping stuff Lek! Patience grasshopper – applies to SC trades and being a Carlton member. The board needs to get over themselves. Feel for the players


poor carlton
whispers on the radio last week that Gibbs and Murphy are potential trade outs as part of the re-build


Great stuff lek as always.
What are your thoughts on trading cripps this week or wait to his bye.


Have a read through the comments mate, alot of people have asked about Cripps and you will find good wisdoms in there


What if I am trading cripps to rocky?


What does everyone think about trading Tarrant to Dale to get some cash?
Or just hold all my rookies until the byes?

Chi Chi

I've done it and it isn't sitting well with me but I need to make some cash. Dale seems like he might get games.
Although now that B Goodes is on the pine I'm thinking Webb will get regular games at the dogs. He is listed as a FWD at 188k

Vince the quince

Who to field this week Tarrant or Clark ?




Lek, love your vids mate. Always look forward to a hump day post from lekdog.
This week I'm thinking Cripps to Rocky and Oxley to Brodie Smith.
This is the only way I can afford Rocky and I believe Smith will come good. But I'm losing 2 strong rookies in the process. Thoughts?


Keep Oxley for now. Do that trade after Smith has had his bye. He'll still be cheap.


thoughts on
cripps to hannebury
salem to dale (downgrade option to free up cash and sit on bench)


You won't go too wrong and he is a nice POD. I think there is better value out there though and there is stiff competition for points in the Sydney side


community, should i:
a) wait until rocky has had his bye and bring in parker this week
b) bring in rocky this week, and then either bring in parker or sidebottom in round12/13


Difficult decision – I grabbed Rocky last week so getting Parker this week.

Rocky has the round 11 bye while Parker and Sidey have the round 12 bye. Which suits your team structure better?

If you hold until after the bye Rocky will likely be $520k plus – Parker should be over $600 by then also.

Rocky is the more undervalued option so maybe grab him?


Get him in now especially if you still have Cripps.


I had Bont to Lids locked in, this week. You have me second guessing now though. They both have the round 11 bye, Bont has peaked and lids has hit his lowest. I don't want the bont at seasons end, is it really that bad of a trade?? thoughts?


You need to hold The Bont.


If you don't want him at seasons end then it's up to you when you trade him. Not sure Deledio is the best option though… his calf/achilles worry me.


Which rookie out for Rockliff? Miller, Cripps, CEY, The KraK or Vandy?


Cripps, all the others have a higher chance of going up in value


I have same decision and I'm going Cripps to Rocky


thinking of the following trades
Tarrant to Bliclavs moving bellchambers to the forward line/back up ruck. will score about the same as Tarrant for the time being.
Miller down to lever via the dpp off McKenzie to make the extra cash.

Not sure I want to trade out miller just yet but that's the only way to make extra cash to upgrade my ruck. lever seems about the best cash cow option at the moment.



Sounds good, could wait a week and get Goldstein cheap, but Blicavs is a good option


Already got Goldstein. so just wanted to boost the rucks and leaves tbc as a backup


thinking of going
cripps to lewis and heeney to dale (via dpp with kraq)
what are peoples thoughts on this?
should i make these trades or hold out?



Sounds good if you already have Rockliff




COMMUNITY need some assistance this week

backs – shaw, oxley, kolojasni, newnes, mcintosh, lever, brown, hamling
mids – fyfe, pendles, beams, parker, selwood, griffen, saad, miller, cripps, yolmen, mckenzie
rucks – goldy, maric
forwards – gray, d.martin, swan, goddard, salem, clark, tarrant, krakour

With 23 trades left and 225k in the bank
Potential trades I'm looking at are

cripps to rockliff
tarrant to dahlhause
that will leave me with like no cash in the bank
should i look at getting rid of the tosh / brown for hibberd now
also i need saad back in defense after swinging him in mids week before to get lever in
or should just the cripps to rocky trade be enough and hold my trades leading up till byes
think i want to leave 1 mid spot open for a premo dropped in price at the bye round

going for overall rank and sitting just outside top 5k (sitting comfortably in my leagues)
thanks community any other suggestions please let me know

Rick Grimes

For me the must buy this week looks to be Rocky, and Cripps is nearly a straight swap, so go for it. Looking at your team you are light on defense, so if you were going to make a second trade I'd go Brown to Hibberd/Kelly. Next week look at Unloading McIntosh as he's nearly tapped out, maybe via a Saad swing. But consider that Brodie Smith will be going really cheap in another week or two. Tarrant appears the biggest doubt of making his BE, but it's still below his average and you have to factor he was playing Freo last time out. So I'm gonna hold on him.


Looking at bringing in Deledio this week. Already have 5 premos in fwd line he will be the final one. Should I upgrade tarrant or salem? I know salems out for another couple but that just means he won’t lose any money and he has a lower breakeven than tarrant.

Also looking at lumumba to Simpson?


Upgrade Salem, Lumumba to Simpson sounds good


Community please give me a outsiders view.

Hannebury or Mundy?


Should point out also have Parker and JPK and Fyfe




Save yourself $90k and get either B.Ellis/L.Shuey


What do you guys think of Luke Shuey as a POD option either him or Jordan Lewis as my next upgrade


J Lewis by about 15points per game, shuey just hasnt seemed to take it to the next level like we thought he would a few years back…..


Shuey is a good POD or B.Ellis is another underestimated POD who hasn't scored under 90 yet this season


Brought Hibberd and Simpson in this week leaving my backline basically finished for the year, though concerned that for last 3 years Hibberd has finished the year worse then the start? Can this be attributed to injury or not?


Hey Community,

Thoughts on this trade,
Yolmen to Steele and Salem to Deledio. Already have Swan, Franklin, Zorko and Mitchell. Can't afford Gray.



find a way to afford gray!!




Sounds good


With no real downgrade options is it worth taking a look at lever? Very good disposal efficiency and pretty good JS at the moment. Can trade for cripps then next week go Miller to ward, wines, danger heppell who r all around the same price. Feels like a good move to me if no new rooks appear this week? Thoughts.


I think you've missed the boat on Lever. I wouldn't be paying over 200k for him now. Hard but Id hold and wait for someone else to emerge over the byes.


Hi Community,

Thoughts ,
thinking of p cripps to rocky
k-mac to hibberd


i like hibbeard really cheap and starting to reach his peak


No need to reverse those trades


Lock them in


Gets my thumbs up too Pete. In fact I'm planning these exact trades myself except Brown to Hibbo instead.


Love your work as always Lekdog.
As much as you have strongly said don't bring in anyone other than Rockliff, surely we have to look at Buddy. I can see him kicking 25 this week against Carlton and 35 next week against Gold Coast, maybe more haha. This would see him rise significantly, he has a handy run home and although a highish breakeven, a handy player to have for a potentially plateaued Robbie Tarrant. Thoughts?


hurley, hibbeard or simpson thoughts


Not to panic, the Rookies will Appear!.

There are plenty of Rookies who will get games in the next 4-5 weeks.

Menadue, Dummont & Amon are all on the bubble this week, but not great JS.

Steele, McBean & Kolodashnij are almost certain starters this week. All looking the goods as well and might play plenty of games once they get picked.

Blakely, H Goddard & Laverde are all close to getting a game and I wouldn't be surprised to see them this week or next. All carving it up in the seconds and should get plenty of games once they get the call up to the firsts.

Port need to find a defence replacement, so Clurey & Colquhoun come into calculation for their first games.

Scharenberg, Moore, Viojo-Rainbow, Sicily are other possibilities but might be a few weeks yet.

There is also Stretch, Glen20, Dick, AhChee and Boekhorst already had a game or two will certainly get more games soon. Hiscox at any other club would be getting games.

There will be Lamb & Lambert coming back from injury soon. maybe 3-5 weeks for them

Nelson, Anderson, Towers & Cockatoo are likely to get games and are around $155k, still rookie priced.

Don't panic……….We will find our downgrades!!!!


I guess we all need to look at the teams on Thursday night. If none do appear this week what do u think about my earlier post on trading to lever?


I will be shocked at least one of H Goddard, Kolo and/or Clurey don't get a game in DEF this week.


does anyone know how Hamling from the Dogs has been going? I think he is more of a key position defender, so don't think he will get Goodes spot. I can't find anything on him at all.


Hibberd, Hooker Or Simpson? Leaning towards Simpson but just not sure


Hibberd is a 85-90Sc at best.

Last year he had 3 scores over 100 and the year before he had 4 over 100. Very consistent but don't expect anything better than 85 on a regular basis.

Simpson can score very well, like last week when he gets involved in the guts.


Agreed on Hibberd. Thoughts on Hooker? Averaging 96 with 5 100+ games


Simpson out of those 3 but i'd wait till after byes for defence upgrades just to see who the real premiums are


Is no one considering franklin this week?


i have 18 trades left… trading cripps to rocky this week and going to have to resist the temptation to trade until byes…


looking to upgrade a mid this week. rocky is obvious choice but who is best of mundy, hanners, jpk, sheil, lewis, beams, ward or danger … bye is not so relevant as i have some flexiiity




Lewis, will score 150 against Gold Coast


One trade this week


Hey community,

Thinking of going Clark to Dale and Rich to Wines or B.Ellis
Rich to Glenn and J.Anderson to Wines or B.Ellis

Advice is appreciated


Don't go to Dale, will be sub or be dropped with macrae and hrovat to replace him any week now
Glenn will be a good downgrade and if you don't have Jordan Lewis i'd get him over Wines/Ellis otherwise Ellis hasn't dropped below 90 and will be a very good POD


Thoughts on my team? $114,000 in the bank. Not sure what trades to do.

Shaw, Gibson, Simpson, Newnes, Oxley, Saad, McIntosh, Lever
Fyfe, JPK, Beams, Selwood, Parker, Treloar, Cripps, CEY, Steele, Miller, McKenzie
Goldstein, Maric, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Clark, Hogan, Tarrent, Krak, Lonie



Go with the crowd cripps – rocky or Miller – rocky


Cripps to rocky or cripps to Jordan Lewis, lewis will be HUGE against GCS this week and you have just enough to get him


Miller to Rocky or Cripps to Rocky


Cripps to Rocky


Cripps, Touk is Gold Costs only uninjured midfielder essentially


Thoughts on McIntosh to Kolo from the Cattas? Looks good in the VFL and Scott has said he will be playing quite soon, maybe even this week.


Wouldn't risk it, always wait for the bubble so you know job security


Is rocky a must this week?
If so who is a better option to trade out tarrant or cripps


I think at his price you have to get him
Cripps has sydney which he won't score much againt and Tarrant is a lot cheaper so won't lose much $$ even if he spuds it up


Am I mad not getting in Rockliff, and picking someone like Lewis or Sidebottom up? I know Sidebottom's price won't change much, and that Rocky is the biggest Supercoach bargain ever but, I'm not sure if he will consistantly score 100 with all the Brisbane midfield playing. I also like Lewis and think he will go HUGE against the Suns this week.

Am I mad?


Totally agree, if he was more expensive i wouldn't get rocky but he's too cheap to ignore
Lewis is a gun and i'm picking him up post rd 11 bye so get him if you can and if you have the cash Sidebum is a HUGE pod, only a few % will have him and check out his scores at the end of last season… we're talking 10 out of his last 11 games were tonnes including a 178


Just a little.

If he goes bananas against the Saints this weekend and posts a monster score there will be plenty of coaches cursing themselves for not picking him up either this week or last week.

If he doesn't ton up well then those who waited until after his bye could be rewarded but that is a huge risk to be taking if you ask me. Most teams are Rd12 bye heavy anyway so bringing in Rocky now probably won't hurt team structures too much and he's not getting any cheaper now.


Lumumba to Hibbered


Cripps to Rockliff

These are my trades.



Cripps > Rockliff Absolutely
I'm waiting on hibberd till after his bye to see more form but if you've got the balls to do it now go for it because lumumba is a pile of crap


A resounding yes to Cripps –> Rocky but I'm not quite as sold on the other trade.

Ideally the best time to offload Harry O would be during his bye. Hibberd SHOULD outscore The Gift for the rest of the season but it may not be by a massive margin. Also Hibberd may make you even more Rd12 bye heavy if that's a problem for you.

Not saying it would be a bad move per se but just not an automatic one for me. However if you are super keen to move 'The Gift' on this week then go for it mate.


Need to lock in a gun midfielder.

Give me a point in the right direction guys please.

Have Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, Parker, Lewis, Rocky locked in.

Looking at Hannebury or Mundy or perhaps Priddis although leaning towards Hannebury.

Can you guys please thow me your opinion here? Got a little banter going with my old boy so want to get this one right πŸ™‚



Sidebottom, big POD


Anyone else got a comment to help?


Def- shaw, ibbo, lumumba, newnes, oxley,saad,(k mac, lever)
Mid- fyfe, selwood, jpk, rockliff, parker, danger, griffin, cripps,(vandenberg, cey, mckenzie)
Ruck- goldy, nic nat
Fwd- swan, gray, martin, clark, TBC, krak,(tarrant, lambert)

Got 22 trades left and 120k in the bank, was thinking of downgrading TBC, but concerned about the lack of fwd rookies
Thoughts on what I should do would be well appreciated!


How many trades is everyone planning to roll into the bye rounds with?

I’m thinking 18

General Soreness

Lek I loved it! Although without a bowler it lacks the impact if could otherwise have.



My team is as follows and staring to look good at the moment. just have dump harry o next week def Lumumba harry taylor newnes r murphy saad Oxley bench lever Kelly__

Mids fyfe Hannbebery priddis swan rockliff j selwood lewis gregson bench nelson McKenzie cockatoo that was my worst pick oh well

rucks mummy maric

fwds hogen dahlhaus bennell the bomp hawkings and clark bench krakoer dale.

so what do u guys think in the coming week be moving on a few players like Hogan etc but planning on not making anymore trades till after the byes gregson out for pendels as he will get to 440 and probably hogen hang onto him for 4 more weeks and do a straight swap for roughhead or someone like that tell me what u guys think