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Patch’s Panic Room – Round 9

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Patch - Supercoach Panic Room Master

I would like to begin this week with a tribute to Dustin Fletcher. To play in the most un-glamorous position on the field and excel is no mean feat.

 

One the one level, this man has played on the best of the best. Gary Abblet Snr (and Junior), Dermett Bereton, Plugger, Matera, Richo, Buddy. His arms are the 8th natural wonder of the world, and when in full spoil mode can be seen from space, snaking across Australia like the snakes of the Dreamtime Stories. He is the Guardian of the Torp, the Keeper of the Goals, the Master of the Smother.

On a more personal level, this man is about to play his 400th game. He’s been playing longer than I’ve been alive, as well as longer than some 38% of players on AFL lists. He’s played AFL longer than it’s been known as AFL. He is the man that inspired me to play football, and for that matter play as a skinny, lanky full back with a penchant for somehow spoiling marks that should have been taken by kids much, much bigger than me.

A legend of the game. Thank you, Dustin.

That probably went for too long, so I’m going to get straight into The News.


THE NEWS

Carlton FC – In the space of 48 hours, Carlton have lost* the AFL’s most experienced coach ever, a dual Brownlow-medal winning player in Chris Judd, their captain Marc Murphy and one of their best midfielders in Bryce Gibbs. I don’t think any club would receive that well, let alone Carlton in 2015. The one glimmer of hope on a horizon of burning memberships is Patrick Cripps. I’ll let Mick’s wisdom speak for me here.

Mick Tweet

Tom Rockliff needs to be picked this week. Non-negotiable in my book. When the #2 scorer from last year is going at 450k, you pick him. However possible. Lance Franklin is another bargain this week

Finally, we had some rookies arrive. Karl Amon and Bailey Dale are on the bubble this week in the midfield and forward line respectively. While neither instils a huge amount of confidence surrounding their job security, both are here and should see us through the byes. It’s good news indeed that Dale survived the six changes at the Doggies this week. Tom Cluery and Joel Hamling will line up for their first games as key defenders for Port and the Dogs respectively. The $102’400 Keegan Brooksby has also been named as a rookie ruckman for the Suns. Jock says he’s averaged 116 in the NEAFL over his last six, so keep an eye out.

Jack Lonie is back, but with his last score of three and a breakeven of 101, his cash making potential is finished. The ride seems over. Same goes for Ben Newton, who has been dropped for the second time and now must be cut.

Luke Hodge is back from suspension. If you held him, well done. He will reward you, and may not need another rest for the remainder of the season. For those without him, keep an eye on him. Jarryn Geary is also back for those of you who, like Wayno, held him.

Grant Birchall pulled up sore from last week and may be in doubt. Named, but keep an eye out.

As mentioned on the Thursday Night Podcast, the Skinflute Will Minson is back and ready to show the league he means business. Those with Shane Mumford like me, possibly rethink throwing the VC on him.

Suspension and injuries will keep Brett Goodes out for 3-4 weeks. Rather irrelevant at this stage, but can be kept as a loophole or cash reserve until we get a better look at Hamling. Or you could trade. Depends on your situation.

Finally, some news on Rory Sloane from The Twitters. Barron von Crow – and the whole community – is all over the Supercoach news coming out of Adelaide and elsewhere around the interwebs, so go have a gander. He’s also the best source of captaincy analysis in the country.

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THE PATCH-UP

The Patch-Up has once again retreated to the dark depths of the foetal position, deep in the video editing booths of university, due to the tertiary education system deciding all final assessments should be due in the same week.

But complaining will do nothing to help us improve our Supercoach teams, so I will make an effort to be around in the comments for at least the early afternoon. If not, fortunately wisdom abounds here at Jock HQ. Remember Chicko’s Check-In from this week, and consider holding trades, but if you do want to pull the trigger, look at Dex’s write-up of Blicavs or look at getting Buddy or Rocky in. Forgive me for my complete absence from last week’s comments section, senpai! Hit me up on Twitter @PatchToTheMax and I’ll likely get it, if not I’ll try and flit around the comments!


TRADING PLACES

You know the drill. Eddie Murphy is on the way up, Dan Akyroyd is bleeding cash.

The Eddie Murphy’s

-63 – Josh Glenn (not playing)
-32 – Fraser McInnes
-19 – Joe Daniher
-12 – Bailey Dale
-8 – Jordan De Gooey

The Dan Akyroyd’s

173 – Todd Goldstein
162 – Rory Sloane
153 – Marcus ‘The Bont’ Bontempelli
151 – Luke Hodge
142 – Brendan Goddard


THE ROOKIE RUMBLE

Rookies are dropping from our side thick and fast, so keeping up with them all is a struggle. The rookie jungle is a wild place.

Defence

Not sure how Lever’s role will be with Henderson back, but with no Laird, Smith or Jaensch, points will come. Oxley and Saad have proven themselves.

Oxley
Saad
Lever
McKenzie
McIntosh
J Kelly
Brown

Midfield

Cripps will have to stand up this week. Absolutely put him on the field. If you can hold him in any way this week, do so. The rest are in their regular order, but Amon sneaks onto the list being named on the ground in the absence of Cornes. Menadue in the hot seat for the Kermit vest.

Cripps
Ellis-Yolman
Miller
vandenBerg
Amon
Duggan
McKenzie
Saad
Menadue

Ruck

Brooksby has been named, but don’t go trading him in. Wait for a bit.

Forward

Once again the list explains itself. Tarrant had a bad day at the office last week, but he still slides down the list. Hogan may line up on Cluery and could kick a bag, so start him. Lonie will be sub so avoid.

Hogan
Clark
Krakouer
Tarrant
Dale
Harris
Webb
Lonie


That’s all from me community. Have a ripper weekend and let’s smash the 2200 barrier together!


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Liam

Love your stuff Patch

r2d2

Nice work patch ! Need to get Rock in , but don’t want too trade Cripps just yet , and don’t have enough cash to go from lonie …. TArrant out too get the rock lobster decent option ?

Patch

That's the trade I'm pulling this week; Tarrant-Rockliff. Absolutely go for it. You need this man in your side.

r2d2

Cheers …. Leaves me with lonie , but least he be playing , will lose coin over next few weeks , but like his JS …… Welcome Rock lobster !!!!

@wheels_1987

agreed!

TRIGGER HAPPY

Nice one patch luv ya work esp fletch write up. 🙂 Question for you and the community:
Karl Amon – do you think he will takes cornes spot or because of his speed an ideal vest candidate?

Patch

Thanks Trigger, something I felt I should do for the legend.

Amon's job security is much better without Cornes. Might still cop the vest, but not anywhere near as often. Highly consider.

r2d2

Thinking he may get a full game this week to show what he got

@wheels_1987

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higgs boson

Definitely not a tagger in that respect.

Vest last week is a concern.

Mitch

Looks he goods for a full game this weekend. Sam Gray will cop the vest. Can play!

panther

another great article patch, but would like to know your thoughts on joey montagna priced at 505k avg 114 seems pretty good value to me, i was thinking joey because i only have 515k to get a mid, would like your thoughts if a should get another mid around the 515k mark

Patch

He'd make a very nice POD at M8. Will get tagged at times, but can deal with that. If you've got $3000 more I'd "advocado" for Wines or Selwood before Joey though.

panther

cheers he will slot at M8 my midfield is fyfe, pendles, priddis, heppell, parker, watson, selwood and joey can now fit in there currently ranked in the top1000

Patch

Watch out for the round 12 bye though! You'd be missing six of them!

Trab Pukcip

He's played 3 of 8 games?? Massive injury concern! You've been well warned!!!!

@wheels_1987

good pod but there are better upcoming options

Andy

Is it worth getting buddy ?

higgs boson

Yes. Got the perfect 2 weeks to set him off on a run.

Patch

If you can, absolutely. Lek mentioned he averages above 115 post round 9 for his career.

Andy

Thanks guys

Danners

Yes it is as cheap as you are going to get him

higgs boson

CEY v Freo is a better choice then VDB v Port?

Patch

Look this was entirely gut. I just don't think Port play enough of a stoppage game for vandenBerg's contested ball use to shine, while Freo play a tough, in and under game.

higgs boson

It something I’ve been tossing up over, but my coin landed on VDB. Port have been poor and I think Melbourne will give it a red hot go (still lose by 4 goals though).

mungos men

loophole?

Danners

Vandenberg, will score more against a slightly weaker midfield

Andy

Should i hold on the Bont or trade ? He has a tag most weeks now.

Patch

Hold him. He will bounce back. He won't average 110, but we knew he wouldn't. You've gotta keep him.

Andy

Cheers Patch, love ya work mate

higgs boson

Hold.

Macrae back will help his scoring and potentially take the tag.

My plan is a post bye upgrade or leave him as F7 / M9 DPP bench backup.

@wheels_1987

hold

Simo

Great read as always Patch….Need some help! decided to hold Cripps this week, got $130 000 in the bank ready for the Cripps upgrade over the bye period but now considering Buddy. Is spending the money from Tarrant to Buddy a wise move or should I hold and wait for a tested premo to upgrade Cripps. Cheers!

higgs boson

Normally I would say wait until aftTaz’s bye but with Buddy having Carl then Syd I reckon go for it.

Simo

Yeah that's what my initial plan was Higgs, hold Tarrant as he as the later bye, and avoid having 3 Sydney players on the rd 12 bye. But got this feeling that Buddy will go BANG tonight!

Roger Ramjet

Who is a better downgrade option out of Biggs and Amon? Amon frees up more cash but I reckon Biggs will be handy over the bye rounds. Thoughts?

higgs boson

Amon.

slightly better JS and a good PPM when he has been on the field.

Danners

Amon, you will need the cash sometime soon

Sam

Do you think dale and armon are must haves

higgs boson

Not at all. Best of a bad bunch is all they are.

That said Amon has a chance. Good PPM when he has been subbed on.

Patch

I prefer Amon over Dale personally, but am bringing in Dale because of my bye structure. If you can get away with it, don't pick 'em!

BCHawks

Who to put the VC on Franklin or JPK? and also which 2 to play on field Tarrent, Clark, TBC? Thanks.

Liam

Field tarrant and clark and I would go safe option JPK or if you want a risk go with buddy franklin

higgs boson

VC is meant for the player that could go huge, not the safe option.

Buddy for me

Trab Pukcip

Buddy! I have a feeling that JPK wont really go too hard tonight, I have him in my team.

derek

JPK for VC. he will quietly collect 30+ mainly contested and before anyone notices he will be 140SC

Tag will go to Parker and hanaberry

higgs boson

Parker goes down forward and kicks 5 in a lazy 150 point game.

SCaddict

I reckon you guys could both be right and have both of these dudes. I also have Lewis so have a bevy of VC options this week plus of course the safety net of Fyfe so it's going to be a tricky leadership decision this week in Addicts.

derek

do the swans rest their players in the final quarter. I know the hawks will, Mitchell, hodge, lewis, Burygone will all have 10-15 stints on the bench in the last quester of a game already won, instead of getting out there and turning a 110Sc into a 130+

@t_woof

Lewis and Hodge won't. Lewis missed a fortnight and Hodge three weeks. Mitchell and Burgoyne, yes….as they've had an increased load whilst the former two were out…especially Burgoyne.

Tophawk

JPK is going really well!! He has VERY quietly collected 8 possessions in the first half………….

reddog

Patch, love your work! Your segment is quickly becoming one of my faves…curious to know your thoughts on Dale…Do you see him staying in the dogs line up for the next 3-4? Is he a worthy selection if you need cash this week?

Patch

If you need cash now, him and Amon will service you reasonably well during the byes. I'm hoping Dale lasts until round 13, but will be sub during that time. I've brought him in but I'm not happy about it.

If you had a choice, pick Amon, but I need a forward and another round 13 bye player will knock my side over.

reddog

thanks patch. Yeah, I don't really like either prospect but feel my hand is forced so good to know I won't be alone!

David

l have 2 questions, 1st I av to start 2 of these players in def McIntosh Hamling Mckenzie or Lever witch 2? 2nd question I have all players playing! so cant use loophole for vc & capt. l have fyfe pendals lewis kennedy gray & buddy goldy are my best options, what should I do really need to get it right???!!!

higgs boson

McIntosh and Lever

Fyfe, Pendles, Buddy in that order for me.

Patch

Spot on, Higgs.

The Ranger

That would be the standard model.

Patch

LATE NEWS

Andrew Swallow is in doubt despite being named.

Paddy Ryder could miss 2-3 weeks. He is OUT this weekend.

Hawthorn have taken all three emergencies up to the Gold Coast. Keep your eyes peels for players like Mitchell and Burgoyne getting a rest.

Glorin

For a training camp? Hawks game is in tassie.

The Ranger

Nice work Patch, thanks.
Just thought I'd warn the community to be very careful with trades over these next few weeks.
I've only been playing this great game for a few years and I'm still learning but I have learnt that jumping onto unproven rookies in order to raise cash or upgrade is fraught with danger.
This time last year i was in the top 2000 but spiralled downwards after trading too heavily and jumping around from one rook to another.
I'd love to trade out Lonie this week but I'll be holding him despite him losing cash as I just don't see the value in Dale or any of the other rooks available. Hopefully Lonie will come back up in value over the next few weeks.
I'm no expert but experience tells me, if in doubt HOLD.

Patch

Sage advice.

SCaddict

Wise words Ranger. I totally understand the desire to downgrade Lonie and take the cash and run but I'd only upgrade him myself.

Could get you a handy pair of 70s or 80s during the byes and is likely to outscore any rookie replacement you bring in for him this week.

r2d2

I am keeping lonie also , I can handle the loss of value over next few weeks

Someeone Else

I agree to an extent, if you're in for a shot at the big dance at the 50k then this is great advice but if you're only interested in winning your leagues then I reckon go with it.

Exactly the same type of player as The Ranger and have learnt over the years trades are like gold dust and it's always better to have something in the bank at the end. But, having said that this year is different, I've had injuries to rookies so I've had to move them on to ensure I generate cash, I've had injuries to premos so I've had to move them on to ensure I'm still scoring. Whilst you might say this is all part and parcel and happens every year, I agree but that means you have to be fluid in your supercoaching and adapt to each scenario.

For this I provide the counter point that this year, my strategy has changed to simply survival, meaning I'm looking to get to full premium as quickly as possible, with players who I feel are going to be consistent scores throughout the year and into finals. Once I'm there I'll worry about the potential for injuries to those players or maybe bringing in that POD i missed.

Simply put, footy is a fluid game and changes week by week, as such your team and strategy needs to be the same.

Adapt or Die.

JMG

Can go Cripps to Rocky with one trade. Not enough money feeling to trade as anyone else without a downgrade. Feel Cripps could do well though.

Worth trading Lonie for Amon (DPP) and offloading Tarrant instead.

Patch

Tarrant with a breakeven of 80 won't go much higher, so he can probably go this week. I don't mind those trades at all JMG.

JMG

Cheers patch just realized I’m getting too clever only have one mid DPP so can’t trade 2 forwards for 2 mids. Would have to go Lonie to Dale, Tarrant to Rocky or Lonie to Amon, Miller to Rockliff.
Might just trade Cripps after all that regretful but done his job

General Soreness

Great work as always Patch.

The key here is to trade into the right rookies.

On this is for sure, Clurey = trap rookie avoid.

Trab Pukcip

Hay general…my man Dan Robinson is finally getting a game!! Alas I think he wearing the vest a fair bit!

@wheels_1987

i feel like all these rookies people are talking about this week are trap rookies.
im avoiding as far as possible

Locked and Loaded

Really don't mind Amon kid can play

Danners

Big call General, remember Trengrove is out for around 6 weeks

General Soreness

In his only ever game he had a 31 from 88% TOG. I really hope the kid proves me wrong. If he goes well for two weeks I will be the first in line to say sorry as I jump aboard.

hedski

Going t plonk cey on ground and loophole krak see how he scores

Sam

What to do with brodie smith

Trab Pukcip

Put it this way Sam, a lot of players are eyeing him off for when he bottoms out around the byes and will bring him in = a good sign to hold mate!!!

SCaddict

Hold mate as painful as that may be. Reckon the worst will then be over this weekend for Smith owners and he should be refreshed after a fortnight out of the game and hopefully back to reasonable scoring.

chris

do you think he will play next week?

SCaddict

His coach seems relatively optimistic saying this today:

"It's like a week-by-week basis, we're hopeful (he'll play next week) but again I'll leave that to the doctors."

But yes there are no absolute guarantees here. Plenty of folk believed Glen was a forgone conclusion to play this week especially with Prestia out of the picture but no the Suns are taking the cautious approach with him.

I just reckon you'd hate to trade him out this week when his price his near rock bottom only for him to then go on and become one of the better defenders in the 2nd half of the season. He certainly has proven fantasy pedigree.

I guess it ultimately boils down to one of those 'listen to your gut' type decisions.

Patch

Hold, mate. You can't lock in this loss, and everyone will have him soon.

@wheels_1987

hold mate
everyone will have him soon

Tulendeena

Parker into Fyfe OR
Fyfe into Pendles?

Patch

I'm on option #2 but that's only due to my lack of Parker. I'd probably take #2 anyway, Pendles loves playing North.

Jacob

I've got the same dilemma. Pendles has an insane average against the Kangas and will probably rise in a big game for the club. Little concerned about the tag on Parker as well. So Fyfe into Pendles for me!!

Blueprime

Me too.

Danners

Option 2, more reliable captain options

@wheels_1987

Community.
Public Service Anouncement.
HOLD YOUR TRADES THIS WEEK

Do not Trade out the Bont
Do not bring in these raw, untrustworthy Rookies
Do not trade out Goldstein
Do not be scared to hold trades

Lets just sit back, relax, put our feet up, have a beer, turn the TV on and watch some Supercoach Gold with the knowledge that we have saved our trades and watch our teams flourish.

UNLESS YOU DONT HAVE ROCKY

WE ALL SHOULD HAVE ROCKY

I LOVE ROCKY

SCaddict

Awesome stuff Wheels!

General Soreness

Hahahaha love it

Danners

Exactly right Wheels, a famous saying was-"Keep faith in your Premiums"

General Soreness

The lesser known Bon Jovi song?

Northernsoul74

Fairly confident nobody is considering trading Goldstein.

OleUnited

So i was pretty well set on cripps for lewis and heeney for dale (via kraq dpp)
am having a last minute panic and have the option of going lumumbu – lewis and heeney to dale!
thoughts on which option i should go for? option 1 leaves me with 70k option 2 with 10k

Donavan

Option 2 – moving Harry is the way to go.

Blueprime

2

Patch

As Jock has said this week; hold Lumumba until after the byes. Look, I don't mind those trades provided your byes are okay, but would prefer Heeney-Amon.

Stay calm; if in doubt, hold.

hedski

Move him and never reconsider or doubt

hedski

Not with him anyway

SCaddict

Fantastic article as always Patch. It's great to have a one stop shop here each Friday where we can get the latest fantasy intel just before first lockout.

A tremendous resource particularly for those who have had a busy week and need to get up to speed with all things Supercoach quickly.

Aled

bonts to dahlhouse? seems like a silly sideways move but i cant get it out o my head. thoughts anyone?

JMG

Don’t do it too sideways. If u got Bont u have to back him in now

Danners

"Don't be an idiot"

Patch

Seems like a silly move because it is. Nope.

murray

hi Patch
what do you think of jake spencer as an option for TBC, only $344, ave 91 and last game 115 so he will only go up, Then I could upgrade to premium after r13 bye. TBC has caused a lot of grief and I can only see him going down in price

Patch

His 115 was against Ayce Cordy, who hardly fits the definition of a ruckman, so take a grain* of salt with that. But, that said, he doesn't face a huge amount of opposition ruck-wise until his bye. He did have a massive 8 tackles on the weekend, so he gets in there. If you upgrade him after his bye, he might be worth it. Beware of him being dropped or getting stuck in a massive mid-priced rut.

Big call, but could have a big payoff.

*grain = mountain

Jordan

I see someone is trading out Tarrant for Rockcliff. How do u do that with Tarrant a fwd and Rocky a mid. Some sort of trick I don’t know about

SCaddict

Yes its called DPP trading. To do this you need a MID/FWD eligible player like Krak sitting in your midfield.

If so then simply click the T button on Tarrant, click the S (for substitute) button alongside Krak (or other MID/FWD player) in your midfield and then you will be presented with a list of midfielders to trade in effectively for Taz.

Jordan

Thanks heaps for that. On it now. Cheers

Gold Rush

You press the trade on Tarrant, on the left of the screen substitute in a mid/fwd (if you have not got one – the job cannot be done), then select Rocky. Bingo – job done.

Jordan

Sensational

cooky

the old fwd/mid swing here i gather krakouer was probably the player who went into the forward line to make this happen.

Bangers

Thoughts on K Simpson?????… need to boost my Def and tossing up between him and Hodge… Hodge set to drop so could go to him next week as well.

derek

Simpson is cheap. get him in

Danners

Simpson, Hodge won't go down too much

Jimmy Joe

Hi community. Rockliff is borderline a must have this week, I know, but is there argument for Buddy being a nose in front to be traded in this week? I can’t decide. Whose more important THIS week? Buddy or Rocky?

derek

Rocky by a long way.

I love watching Buddy (even though im a hawks fan). I enjoy it a lot more not having to worry what his SC score will be. I have Cloke in my team, I have enough problems with Key position forwards who cant kick straight.

wombat

That a boy patch, keep regurgitating and plagurising the weeks info for your pointless article! What’s your big tip again…..oh get in tom rockliffe……really?? Cappo obvious much?

wombat

Old patch sounds like someone who would give you Black Caviar as a hot tip……..

Jono

Community thoughts on this trade…trade out wombat for more of his flog comments or do we hold and have to listen week in week out his unwarranted comments???

brook

more like on the nose than on the bubble … poor form wombat!

Barney

Best trade of the week Jono

WombatsFC

You're not a wombat at all you fool, you're just a fat Corgi with delusions of grandeur.

Youngy

No one is making you read it, if you don't like it don't read it.

JMG

Go back in your hole Wombat

Youngy

Haha

wombat

It’s called a burrow dopey!

Beady Eye

I’d suggest that Wombat’s head is already firmly lodged in his hole.

WombatsFC

True Wombats style would have been something along the lines of……….Thanks Patch I never finalise my SC team before reading your words of wisdom. I also recently downloaded your much praised Sunrise predictor app and I wish to inform you that so far it has been 100% accurate and the sun has indeed risen every day exactly as your app predicts, best $200 I ever spent!

I know that you're busy with school and everything but if you could apply your powers of insight to help with this current dilemma of mine it would be appreciated. Should I breathe out after I breathe in or, should I breathe out and then breathe in

Youngy

Don't know which rookie to trade out for Rocky. Miller, Cripps, Yolmen or krakour or even swing krakour and trade out hogan Clark or Tarrant

Need your supercoach wisdom Patch!

Timmmy

Same issue I have. Keep switching my mind between Cripps and CEY. Wish Rocky only got 80 last week 🙂

Danners

Tarrant all the others have a better chance at making their breakeven

wombat

Harden up and make a choice dopey!

Youngy

Thx wombat for your advice 🙂

Patch

I'm sending Tarrant to the abattoir this week. BE of 80 which he's unlikely to make, and even if he does, it won't make much more cash.

Dean

Patch your advice would be greatly appreciated mate, this is my current team.

DEFENCE
Shaw, Oxley, Lumumba, Saad, McIntosh, Lever – EMG Goodes, McKenzie
MIDFIELD
Fyfe, Pendles, Priddis, JPK, Beams, Dangerfield, Parker, Cripps – EMG Miller, Ellis-Yolmen, Heeney
RUCK
Goldy, Blicava – EMG Read
FORWARD
Gray, Martin, Swan, Clark, Krakouer, Hogan – EMG Bellchambers, Lonie

I have 21 trades left and im ranked 2887 overall.

The trade I was thinking about were as follows.
Option 1
Cripps out Rockliff in
Lumumba out Hibberd in
This will only leave me with $1,200

Option 2
Cripps out Rockliff in
Lonie out Dale in
This will leave me with $176,000

Option 3
Don’t trade this week or just make 1 trade

I have had enough of Lumumba who has another massive break even so he will most likely drop around $25k however his bye round isn't until round 13
Patch im not sure if I should make NO trades this week, or whether I should go with option 1 or alternatively just make the 1 trade this week by either bringing in Hibbered or bringing in Rockliff. I think Hibberd has hit rock bottom and could easily go up $20k

Lastly not that it matters but my SC Gold score predictor scores me highest if I make no trades which I thought was bizarre.

What would you recommend, your advice would be greatly appreciated.

@wheels_1987

one trade
Rocklobster in
cripps out

Patch

I'm with wheels here. Get yourself the rocklobster. Go The Gift to Hibberd post-bye.

Helen

Thanks

Caz

Hi all, which one out of Devon smith buddy or dalhaus thnx.

hedski

Buddy

Youngy

Lance "Buddy" Franklin

Danners

Buddy, could pick him up at a bargain price

Patch

Buddy. Even if he wasn't cheap as chips, his run home will just be points everywhere.

CashCows

Rookie problem here.

I don't have rocky and all arrows point to bringing him in.
Moved cripps on last week and wanting to move Miller on for rocky but don't have the cash for the straight upgrade.

Still got heeney. What do you reckon guys, trade him to H.Goddard is better than Amon or Dale?

Dean

It's a tough call mate.
Ask yourself are your playing for League only, if the answer is yes – Then DO NOT bother trading.

However if you are ranked in the top 3 to 4,000 & if your playing for overall then I would go Dale over the others only because your certain Dale is playing. I would personally dismiss Amon altogether

Although im quite sure Goddard will get a call up soon but that's not a Guarantee like Dale is, that's the only reason I'm suggesting Dale.

CashCows

Yeah definitely a tough call. It's why I came here for some advice.

I'm playing overall so I'm definitely looking to trade here and hold off till R12.
Jock said on one of his podcasts that he was surprised Goddard hasnt gotten the call up yet, I'm sure many are in the same boat and surprised he hasnt been named yet.

Dale might be playing his 3rd but hows is job security? I reckon he's a little underdone and won't play to many.
Though I have not looked at Goddard so might needa look into that.

Leaning Steele/Goddard on the hope they'll play. But Dale's still playing in my mind.

Danners

Heeney to Amon, more of a chance of getting a game

Patch

I'm with Amon personally. Heeney needs to go.

Jimi

Very very tempted to bring in Franklin in for Tarrant this week. However, I'm already down to 18 trades and was planning further trading pre-byes.

Can any maths geniuses give me an educated guess on what Franklin might cost in rd 13, assuming he posts 120 ave for the next 3 rounds?

Jimi

*wasn't planning further trading pre-byes.

SCaddict

Around $500K-$510K.

Jimi

Cheers SCaddict. I will resist temptation, fingers crossed he doesn't go too large in the next couple of weeks.

derek

It might not even get that high, as his round score of 119 (highest for year to date) will drop out next week, keeping his 3 week average low. It won't be until his 47 drops out the following week that his BE will drop and his price increase.

I think if he scores 120 this week, his price will increase to $455k. If he score 120 the following week, his price will only increase to about $469k. If he has another 120 after that, he will increase to over $510k

derek

ok, I see now that you did do the maths for 3 weeks. we are both right 🙂

Jambo

Go to tooserious.net, click 'Stats', search Franklin's name and click on the Salary Calculator. Type 120 for each round save round 11.

Jimi

That is the best. Cheers Jambo.

derek

do the swans rest their players in the final quarter. I know the hawks will, Mitchell, hodge, lewis, Burygone will all have 10-15min stints on the bench in the last quester of a game already won, instead of getting out there and turning a 110Sc into a 130+

Youngy

I was thinking that myself and I feel that they will most likely be rested if they are in front big.

Jambo

The Hawks are taking their three emergencies with them to the Gold Coast. I suspect that there may be one or two late outs…

Harry

Is anyone considering beams or rockliff as VC

Danners

Both are good options, I currently have my C on Rockliff

Youngy

Im liking the move.

If I had to guess you would have vc on Fyfe? and loop hole Read if he scores well?

Harry

Captain**

Traderlyf

miller to rocky or cripps to rocky

Danners

Cripps, Miller could still make his breakeven

Traderlyf

so can cripps

Danners

Miller has a better chance of making his breakeven

Traderlyf

cripps has a higher ceiling. Miller is consistent with the 60-80 scores. Cripps is playing without judd, gibbs, murphy so i can see him getting more of the ball tonight. Its such a hard decision

T.J.M

Well if you know your mind is made up, why ask the question?

Traderlyf

im trying to convince myself to trade cripps instead

Locked and Loaded

I have Lonie and don't want to bring in Dale. Only option is Krak into forwards and Lonie to Amon. Honestly don't mind the lad… can play. I feel he is not a trap and Port need some freshness now more than ever

Dean

Don't like Amon at all, JS is not good and I'm pretty sure when he is named he will more then likely end up as the SUB

I would defiantly go with Dale as I think he'll make top 22 now that Goodes is out.

Dean

Other option is either waiting for Goddard as im sure he wil be named soon or chose Goddard now before Lonie drops in price.

I have Lonie also and I am waiting for Goddard to play then I'll trade Lonie to Goddard when he is on the bubble.

Locked and Loaded

Lonie needs to go pal can't afford to wait for Goddard. He's done his job, and on Amon, he will get a good run at it now I believe with Cornes gone. Although we all have opinions what leads you to believe his JS is better than Dale's?

Pieman74

Great tribute to Fletch, Patch. I would love your and the community's advice on a couple of matters. Firstly, who should I put the VC on out of Parker, Lewis and Gray. I am leaving Fyfe as captain. Secondly, looking to trade out Goodes or Lonie or both. Currently have 20 trades. I could trade Goodes to Lever (only have McIntosh on the bench) and Lonie to Amon to free up some cash or Lonie to Amon and Goodes to K Simpson. However, I would also love to get Rocky or Lids into the midfield and Franklin in the forward line but might have to wait until after the byes. What sounds like the best strategy?

Patch

Gray C.
I think Rocky needs to be a priority before he hits 500k+, so I'd paint the fence if you could.

Pieman74

Thanks Patch. I can only get him in if I make two trades – Goodes to Lever and Lonie to Rocky via DPP. Is it worth using two trades to get him in or can I wait until after his bye.

Pieman74

Can only do it if I trade goodes to leslie instead of Lever and Lonie. Other option is to trade Tarrant via DPP and keep Lonie. Does this sound like a good plan or should I just trade Goodes to lever and save the other trade for next week.

lolattack

t miller -> amon
lonie -> dahlhaus

t/u good idea
t/d bad idea

Traderlyf

i dont like the miller to amon trade

Patch

Touk still has cash to make, but not much more. But not bad trades in my eyes.

Jimmy

Is it worth doing

Tarrant > Amon
Tarrant > Dale
Or neither?

T.J.M

Cripps to Rocky?

Traderlyf

im trying to decide whether to do cripps or miller to rocky! leaning towards miller to rocky because cripps can score more.

T.J.M

He can score more, but what if they tag him? I don't know wether he is up to it. Even playing on JPK, Parker, Jack, Hanners, he will struggle. With Wood out, Carlton won't be getting first hand on the ball as well so it makes it even harder.

Traderlyf

very true

T.J.M

Hogan Tarrent Krak Lonie Clark pick 3 on field.

Someeone Else

Looking to trade to generate cash

Thinking Salem to Dale, other option is Goodes to Amon, moving Mckenzie back, doesn't generate same cash as first one though.

Thoughts? got about 21 trades left

Rick Grimes

McInnes, Weagles. What’s his JS like? Seems to be off the vest now and last two scores decent.

cow roll

His JS depends on who's injured in the forward or ruck line. he' s a good player but inexperience.

I N Pieman

I think Buddy is a nice VC option for the next fortnight. Think he's due for a monster. His opposition over the next fortnight is as light on as he is ever likely to face.

Youngy

Agree, but Im tossing up between him and JPK, will probably end up going with franklin.

@OssieTerron

I have the VC on him… Its a bit of a gamble but I am a Carlton supporter and I know how bad we are it will be Chaos tonight… Buddy would have to break his leg not to kick 5 at a minimum.

Youngy

Even tho its carlton he would have to be LUCKY to kick 5.

5 goals is a lot……

Błasczcykowskí

Lucky I bought Franklin over Parker this week

chris

krakour, miller and CEY
who to have on field out of 2.. remember CEY v fremantle. krak vs melb

I N Pieman

CEY named on the ball. Krak named on HBF. Miller named Fwd pocket. So I'd go CEY & Krak