The Bruyn Manoeuvre – Mid-Season Report

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John Bruyn - The Dimmawits

G’day all and welcome to a long overdue edition of the Bruyn Manoeuvre.Β Righto, here we are smack bang in bye season. Aside from the preseason I reckon this is just about the most exciting part of the SuperCoach year.

The reason being of course is that this is the time when you can finally start finishing your team without worrying about the byes. Nice!

Perhaps you still rue the day you left Bachar Houli out of your initial defense line. Maybe you even chose to whack Tom “Bloody” Bellchambers in as your R2 instead of Stefan Martin.

Thankfully, you can now redeem those decisions because both players have just had their byes. Bang! Bang!

It gets said over and over how your initial team selections only get you a small part of the way to SuperCoach glory – it’s clever trading that secures you the title.

For me personally, this year has reminded me just how true that is. Unfortunately however, for all the wrong reasons!

If you happened to read some of my earlier season ramblings you’d know I’m a big believer in early, aggressive trading. This year was no different – except for the fact the blokes I brought in turned out to be the wrong ones!

Sure, I set myself back a peg by entrusting half my ruck line to Tom Bellchambers but the fact is my early season choices to either correct, or upgrade, into Brodie Smith, Rory Sloane, Jordan Lewis, Grant Birchall, Tom Rockliff (not much we could do there) and finally this week James Kelly have set my team back…a loooong way! (I could also tell you how I’ve brought in Joel Selwood and the underwhelming JPK – but hey I ain’t the only one am I?)

Now, this article isn’t about me justifying a disappointing season thus far (although it might seem that way at the moment!). Where I wanted to get to is this…

If your Supercoach season hasn’t gone to script thus far don’t despair, because the byes are where the ship starts to turn.


Hrmmmmm……that’s what I thought too until I had a shocker last weekend!

20 or more ready to go players on Wednesday, soon became 15 after Thursday night. 3 trades later, Sheed and Dumont in the green and new recruit James Kelly hobbling off the ground on Friday meant I was lucky to score 1800 for the weekend.

This wasn’t how it was meant to go!

Sound familiar??

At this stage, any hope I might’ve had to crack into the top 1000 or so has faded fast. But that’s OK, I have had my fair share of luck in years gone by!

For me, my goal prior to the byes was to see just how much I could improve my ranking via disciplined trading. 30 trades and several high scoring rookies means that we should all be able to reach completed teams by rounds 14 or 15 (the better performed players might even get there next week).

If you’re like me and feeling like a bit of a plodder this year – where to from here?

Well, you know what? There’s actually still a bloody long way to go in the season! More than half in fact. Make the most of it!

Why not show yourself exactly how much ground you are able to make up by not throwing it in after a tough start.

Who knows where you may be ranked this time next year? Practicing a bit of discipline now might just come in handy.

So what exactly do I think discipline is at this point?

Well, with the first raft of premiums now having had their byes I want to caution you on rush trading.

I can guarantee that ever since Supercoach opened on Sunday night you’ve been fiddling around with trading combos that takes one of your lines to full premo. And how good does it it look!?

But wait a second.

Half the season is still to come. With all the injuries we’ve had, and for those still to come, I want you to really weigh up if the blokes you are considering bringing in this week are the guys you really want to carry from here out.

So, if you’ve found yourself looking at a Luke Hodge or Brett Deledio this week and thinking…

“Gee whiz, they’re pretty pricey aren’t they? Buuuut if I bring in Rob Murphy and Dayne Zorko instead I might be able bring in Marc Murphy as well!”

… I think your rush trading.

Discipline in this next couple weeks is about resisting the urge to go cheap.

Yes yes I know, trading is all about value.

I’m not saying ignore an obvious value trade or don’t have a crack and picking a form turn around – just don’t go trading in a guy who’s had his bye just because it ‘finishes your team’.

Be patient and wait a week if need be and only bring in the guys that are clearly going to finish top 8-10 in their lines.

Earlier in the year I chose not to trade in Marcus Bontempelli because I didn’t want him to fill F5 or F6. I wanted a Bartel or Deledio sort instead. If you also made a choice like that, see it through!

But while you’re doing all this, don’t forget about your bench. When you do complete your team in the next week or few, and eventually use your last trade, injuries will still strike!

Make sure you don’t end the year with Joel Hamling and Dan McKenzie (or worse a floating donut) as your defense cover! If you started Bellchambers don’t punish yourself twice. Keep him at R3 (assuming Hirdy brings him back). In short, don’t be too quick to trade out players like Saad, Oxley or Bellchambers this week – you might regret it.

Finally, make sure that in the rush to complete your side you don’t forego the importance of DPPs. Establishing links across your lines, using viable players (ie guys scoring reasonably), will protect you from injuries and allow extensive loopholing towards the pointy end of the season. In a year where so many trades have been spent on injuries this will be crucial.

As always, good luck.



Jezza · 16/06/2015 at 13:37

Whats your thoughts on Gawn and the Melbourne ruck situation

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:41

    Don't see him scoring anywhere near those levels consistently. Luxury pick if you have Tom Read plenty of cash and trades to burn

@whiteeeysc · 16/06/2015 at 13:37

Great to see The Bruyn Manoeuvre back!!

I agree with your thoughts on 'rush trading'… Patience is key!

David · 16/06/2015 at 13:39

Hmm I was planning to trade saad oxley and bellchambers this week. Hmm might need another think !

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:42

    Just saying, look forward at what bench rookies that sort of move will leave you with long term. Might be worth keeping on. Perhaps TBC can be downgraded to the GWS rookie ruck that will come in for Mummy

      Northerner · 17/06/2015 at 06:05

      I’m also looking at Hamling and McKenzie in defence, but planning to keep the low standard deviation of Saad on my MID bench and establish the flex across the 2 lines. I think that’s enough?

    nugget · 17/06/2015 at 01:55

    i disagree. get rid of saad and oxley who are nicely priced and get 2 premos who avge 100- not just score 100 every 3-4 weeks. no point having either saad or oxley as def bench cover especially at those prices.

darren · 16/06/2015 at 13:39

thanks for your article John…where are you ranked currently?

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:43

    About 15k mate

Baggyizzle · 16/06/2015 at 13:39

Back: Shaw Newnes Oxley Kade B.Smith Lumumba – Hamling and Lever

Mid: Fyfe, Penduls Danger Gaff Selwood Griffin Hanners Cripps – Boston, Mckenzie, Glenn

Ruck: Goldy and Nic Nat

Fwd: Gray, Franklin, T.Mitchell, Dusty, Bont, Swan – Adams & H.Goddard

I am 432 ranked and am purely going for ranking.
I have 15 trades left was thinking:
1) Swap Mckenzie and Lumumba as I need mid
2) Trade out Newnes, Adams and Mckenzie
3) Trade in Houli, Bob Murp and Steele(or other playing rook)

Means I have exactly 18 playing with injury and selection clouds over: Bont, Steele.

Do these moves make sense?

    Mr chan · 16/06/2015 at 14:31

    You gotta keep newnes.

      Baggyizzle · 16/06/2015 at 14:37

      I can afford to keep Newnes and get rid of the Ox, just not sure Newnes is Premo material.

      Ox should make another 30k, that plus the 40 k extra newnes is will get me maybe hodge

        Mr chan · 16/06/2015 at 17:17

        For defenders, 95+pts a game is good
        Get rid of Ox, had his bye and also is playing tough teams in the next month. He will be made accountable.

          Mr chan · 16/06/2015 at 17:20

          *Having his bye.
          Btw- nice rank. You shouldn’t need much advise
          I’m ranked 6k and even John Bruyn is ranked 15k and he knows how to play! Sometimes just comes down to luck

CJay · 16/06/2015 at 13:41

Good and bad news . JB back and Mummy gone for the season.

Liam · 16/06/2015 at 13:44

Love your stuff JB

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:44

    Thanks Liam

demon · 16/06/2015 at 13:45

I think we can heed the wisdom of the late, great Richie Benaud when it comes to captaincy in regards to supercoach.

"Supercoach is 90% luck and 10% skill, but don;t you try it without that 10%"

r2d2 · 16/06/2015 at 13:46

Great write up champ ! Thoughts on downgrading saad too hamling …. Then go bang bang on t hunt too houli and Lumumba too big murphy?

    r2d2 · 16/06/2015 at 14:06

    Or hold Lumumba until next week (trade for smith ) and go k Mac too rance ?

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:47

      always hard without seeing the rest of your side. Depending on numbers I would've thought hold lumumba until his bye. Don't mind Murphy pick. I'd want Hodge and McDonald back there though so keep slots for them I reckon
      Hamlimg looks like a reasonable option and Saad is primed….love Saad's D/M tho and consistently I might hold him

        r2d2 · 16/06/2015 at 22:07

        If I did those my def would be … Shaw hibberd yeo houli murphy lumumba k Mac (hamling ,lever)

SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 13:49

Mummy out is terrible luck for those who have him.

Despite his great scoring potential he's just not Supercoach relevant I feel as sadly the big lug just can't get through a season unscathed never having played 20 games in his career.

Never expected a season ending injury though.

    Nawtay · 16/06/2015 at 14:07

    The burning question is who picks up the ruck duties down at GWS

      SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 14:21

      Indeed we could have a legit rookie ruck option to look at soon for R3.

        JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:47

        Perhaps a TBC downgrade?

          Glorin · 16/06/2015 at 19:29

          I made a speculative pick of Tom Downie at the start. Fingers crossed he gets a run!

    Adam. · 16/06/2015 at 19:12

    No one would've picked him expecting 22 game though, unlucky for those who have him though.

Tofor · 16/06/2015 at 14:02

Great article JB.
Well I've had to whack the reverse trades button today with the news that Mummy is out for the season.
What do you think of the following community?
Sheed —> Simpson
Either N.Brown or Saad (which? prob the former) ———> Hamling
Mumford —-> Jacobs

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:49

    It's a pity Sheed has had the best last two weeks, gonna a bleed cash this week…Simpson a great choice imo
    Hamlimg a great option. Is you don't need cash I'd try hold saad and trade Brown.
    Prefer Stefan Martin to Jacobs but The Sauce is a gun so go for it

      Horsemiller12 · 16/06/2015 at 18:04

      Mate, I was FILTHY last week when Simpson made Sheed the sub again. I thought he was a 10% chance at worst of being sub as he's now played 2 quarters in 4 weeks. Terrible player management, particularly for me! Bled cash and cost me serious points.

JMG · 16/06/2015 at 14:13

Thoughts on Zorko as an eventual floating m9/f7 loophole or too early to be getting tricky?

    Danners · 16/06/2015 at 15:30

    Paying to much to be playing a m9/f7

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:50

      I'm not a fan of Zorko too flashy. I'd teakettle the Dahl if you have the cash. Agree with Danner, don't worry about M9s or F7s yet. Get the lines full first

        derek · 16/06/2015 at 18:55

        I brought in Motlop as my M9 last week. He was only $388k DPP and had the round 13 Bye (my weakest were R11 & 12). I have enough cash to get to full premium over the next 3 rounds, but saw a chance to bring my M9 in early.

        Last week he was my lowest score !! lol

          JMG · 16/06/2015 at 19:17

          Thanks guys for replies. What does teakettle mean though!!! Or is it phone predictive text gone wrong lol πŸ™‚

General Soreness · 16/06/2015 at 14:21

And that is why the man has won this bloody thing before. Brilliance!!!!

    Jack · 16/06/2015 at 15:29

    How’s your rank looking, General?

      General Soreness · 16/06/2015 at 15:50

      Currently 50th overall mate.

        JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:50

        Cheers General. Bring it home mate. Good luck!

tom · 16/06/2015 at 14:31

who to trade mummy to? already have goldy

    Tofor · 16/06/2015 at 14:42

    I have that combo – mummy goldy.
    Probably trading mummy to Jacobs.

      SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 14:46

      Yes he or Martin or Maric look the obvious choices all having had their bye last week.

        JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:50

        Love the Stef Martin pick

    mcleal10 · 16/06/2015 at 16:45

    The Blitz is still going Blitz but obviously hasn't had his bye yet.

Crabb · 16/06/2015 at 15:04

Ripper write-up, John. I'm actually full premo this week if i trade out saad and oxley. Given I seem ahead of the curve in this sense, should I be correcting players I don't think will make the top 8-10 in their lines, e.g. Newnes. Or just hold steady and use him as cover (note here too is that i could keep Oxley or Saad over Newnes as cover).

    Jack · 16/06/2015 at 15:30

    Personally prefer Oxley and Saad over Newnes. I have all 3 and if I was in a position as luxurious as yours, Newnes would probably be the one to axe for me.

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:53

      It's a good position to be in Crabb! If your full premo and you have the trades then yep start sideways trades to increase your points. Definately keep your eye on handy DPP links and loophole options.
      If your highly ranked the ability to loophole a D7 M9 etc could set you apart
      Good luck

        Crabb · 16/06/2015 at 21:38

        Cheers, John. Actually have 23 premos after the 2 trades, as I have Wallis and Cripps as M8 and M9. Planning of trading Wallis to Ablett in a few weeks.

Jimmy · 16/06/2015 at 15:06

Hey JB great read mate, tossing and turning between B. Smith and Laird, just struggling to pick one of them but only just leaning towards Laird, what are your thoughts?

    Danners · 16/06/2015 at 15:29

    Smith, save yourself $140k

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:57

      Geez Smith is cheap but I'd love to see something from him before bringing him In I didn't have him
      Hit up Barron and ask him how Laird's role might change going forward

Brewmaster · 16/06/2015 at 15:23

Hi community, would love your thoughts.
I want to trade one of Newnes or Saad this week to have 18 on the park and help set up a full backline of promos.
My backline is- Gibson, Higgins, Yeo, Newnes, Oxley and Saad ( McIntosh, Hamling )
Newnes has a high B/E and doubt he'll finish top ten in his line.
Saad has low B/E but has more money to make.
Both have rd 12 bye.
Will bring in Simpson or T. MacDonald.
Cheers for your wisdom.

    scrofl · 16/06/2015 at 16:58

    Sure, Saad might have a little bit more money to make, but Newnes has much better potential. i'd trade Saad for Simpson.

      derek · 16/06/2015 at 18:57

      newness plays genuine midfield. that is gold in Supercoach

Daniel · 16/06/2015 at 15:43

Is beams too expensive too put in at this point of the season? who else could I go for?

    mcleal10 · 16/06/2015 at 16:47

    Beams looks to have a good season end. If you think he is too pricy then consider Sloane, Goddard, Selwood. All proven players.

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:54

      Beams is a gun and looking like a good pick this year. Brisbane being weak kinda sucks tho

    scrofl · 16/06/2015 at 16:57

    Have a look at Ward or Ebert.

    derek · 16/06/2015 at 18:58

    Parker will be joining my team next week.

L.Gibbs · 16/06/2015 at 15:44

Which 2 out of newnes , ibbotson, saad and Oxley should I trade, and who to? Looking at houli, rance and hodge this week other options?

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:54

    Hodge, wait for Tom McD too

    scrofl · 16/06/2015 at 17:00

    Of those, Saad and Oxley should be on the chopping block first. Have a look at the likes of Simpson, McDonald, Enright, Taylor etc

TOM · 16/06/2015 at 15:56

Thoughts on my team. Not sure what trades to do.$670,000 in the bank.

Simpson, Shaw, Gibson, Newnes, Saad, Lever, Pearce, Hamling
Fyfe, Selwood, Beams, Parker, JPK, Treloar, Miller, Mckenzie, Rockliff, Steele
Goldstein, Maric, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Franklin, Tarrent, Lonie, Goddard, Hogan

    Robert · 16/06/2015 at 16:09

    Good team.

    I would go
    Miller downgrade
    Tarrant upgrade
    Lever upgrade

    Mr chan · 16/06/2015 at 17:25

    I would go
    Saad upgrade
    Miller upgrade
    Tarrant upgrade

Baggy Pants · 16/06/2015 at 16:08

Suddenly the GWS midfielders look less attractive with Mumford out for the season

Riley · 16/06/2015 at 16:33

Ill tell you what, Goldy looks bloody tasty as C this week with no Mummy…

Danger VC
Goldy C

    mcleal10 · 16/06/2015 at 16:46

    Could be disappointing. Last time I was lured into making him captain he gave me just the 100.

      JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:55

      Risky C on ruck. Go the VC

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 18:59

    I like it. Goldy will maul them.

Mac · 16/06/2015 at 16:54

Saad to Hodge
Miller to Lewis
Lonie to Deledio
Saad to Houli
Miller to Danger
Lonie to Dahl

    JohnBruyn · 16/06/2015 at 16:58

    First one mate…both great trades

    Phil · 16/06/2015 at 18:12

    second one more durable

      hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:00

      Yeah agreed phil

    Rob · 16/06/2015 at 19:38

    Saad to Hodge
    Miller to beams
    Lonie to Dahl

TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/06/2015 at 16:56

Good to hear from you JB. What are your thoughts on Rocky? Upgrade to Sloane/Lewis or go higher to perhaps Beams though I think he is fully priced or ride it out hoping to get him back after the byes as still plenty of rounds left. Struggling to get 18 warm bodies on the field this week.

Cyril is Delicious · 16/06/2015 at 16:57

Bob Murphy, or Laird? Was looking at hodge, but he will drop in price, and can’t see him keeping up his out put as he may be rested. Thoughts? Cheers

    Donavan · 16/06/2015 at 17:20

    Cant see Hodge being rested this season, as his had his 3 weeks suspension rest, plus the bye, and the Hawks need to win plenty of matches to guarantee a top 4 position, and if they are getting close then a top 2 position, as otherwise they will be playing finals interstate.

    Hawks will field their best available team from here on.

Pino · 16/06/2015 at 17:12

I have 200K in the bank and my team looks like this:

Def: Shaw, Hodge, Hibbo, Newnes, Saad, Oxely (KMac, Hamling)
Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, Selwood, Lewis, Griff, Rich, CEY (Boston, DMac, Lambert)
Ruck: Goldy, Ivan (P.Lucey)
For: Gray, Martin, Swan, Franklin, Bont, Tarrant (Clark, Dale)

I have already made one trade this week: Kelly > Hamling.
What should I do next? I am thinking of upgrading CEY to one of the following Danger/Priddis/Hannerbery/Heppel/Shiel. Shiel and Heppel represent good value but Danger had already had his bye.


    Mac · 16/06/2015 at 17:17

    Not shiel, gws will struggle with the loss of Mummy. I would go Danger.

      Pino · 16/06/2015 at 18:08

      What about Heppel, Hanners and Priddis?

    YesIdohavebacon · 17/06/2015 at 03:39

    what about tarrant or clarke to sloane via lambert swing??

    prefer danger and the prid out of the guys u mentioned. murph or cotch as a PODY

Mac · 16/06/2015 at 17:14

Is Lewis a good option. I'm concerned about his scoring output and the fact he is likely to miss weeks due to suspension. Thoughts?

    SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 17:37

    I've had him since day dot and definitely have concerns on his ability to score well too. He really needs at least 30 possessions to ton up as he is such an outside player now and not getting those contested possessions.

    So I'd probably look at other options if I was shopping for a premo mid this week.

      Mac · 16/06/2015 at 17:52

      What premos would you suggest? I already have Fyfe, Beams, Selwood, JPK, Parker, Treloar

        I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 18:11

        Personally Mac if you can wait till next week the mid options are way better JPK at 486 is juicy. I think with Lewis he’s going to give you 2 scores your upset with vs one you are. Like griffen. I hate griffen

        SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 18:45

        This week both Sloane and Cotch could be considered. Danger is one of the form players of the comp but not sure is a great buy at a $630K price tag.

        If you can wait a week I reckon both Armitage and Hannebery are worth looking at too.

T.J.M · 16/06/2015 at 17:16

I'm not sure Deldio and Hodge are worth their price tags. What are peoples thoughts on Dahlhaus, Bob Murphy, Birchell, Houli

    SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 17:41

    Yeah I would skip Lids at that asking price. Those achilles problems he's had the past few years could flare up at any point so he's not worth the risk especially if you've already gone fairly hard on your trades like myself.

      I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 18:08

      Agreed SCA. Earlier this ear Dimma said Lids was a week by week proposition. Makes a huge difference to the Tigers when he gets out there & scores elite. But at this stage of the season with trades dwindling you don’t want to see him sitting in the stands. I think 546k for Hodge is too much.

    derek · 16/06/2015 at 19:02

    I was hoping Bartel would have been back by now. Delidio is who I'm going to.

      Swans2012 · 16/06/2015 at 21:50

      Yep I’m taking hodge, expensive but pay the money get the player. May get cheaper but should be a lock for top 3 defenders and that’s what we are looking for

    Redgumwon · 16/06/2015 at 21:30

    Dahkhaus plays plenty of minutes in the midfield and looks to have a nice draw coming up. I' look at Simpson as well if you don't have him

Matt · 16/06/2015 at 17:47

Which two should I upgrade out of newnes, kk, oxley and saad? They all seem to be performing about the same lately

    I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 18:04

    Ox & saad for mine. Thumper has tonned up 3 of the last 4 & he’s playing really well. Newnes finding some form. But there’s a very good case for keeping all of them.

      Matt · 16/06/2015 at 19:19

      Thanks Pieman. I’m torn whether I should upgrade or keep them. My original plan was to upgrade saad to Simpson (as oxley has $30k+ to make over his next two games).

      Would it be better to upgrade griffen to someone like beams before upgrading saad or oxley?

        I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 20:06

        Depends on your bye structure. Griffen to Beams sounds brilliant. But if it’s going to cause issues hold off. I think you’ll find saad & Ox have made almost all they will. I agree though its a tough call

Pinidu.C · 16/06/2015 at 18:08

Who should I downgrade Clark to before upgrading Tarrant to either Goddard/Smith/Mitchell?
Also, who are the best midfield rookies apart from Boston?

    Phil · 16/06/2015 at 18:16

    I reckon Lambert & Steele will be pretty handy to have in the 2nd half of year if you can wait a few weeks. Kavanagh seems ok

    YesIdohavebacon · 17/06/2015 at 03:44

    Steele is in this week, rnd 13 bye sucks though…

Luviboy1 · 16/06/2015 at 18:18

Good to see you back JB. Great read as always.

Saad, Newnes, Mummy -> Danger, Hodge, Martin w/ 317k
Saad, Clark, Mummy -> Danger, Dusty, Martin w/ 152k
Saad, Whitex, Mummy -> Dusty, Hodge, Martin w/ 129k

Thoughts community?

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:07

    I like the second option luvvi

    YesIdohavebacon · 17/06/2015 at 03:45

    Last one!

Paul · 16/06/2015 at 18:18

Newnes to Simpson
Miller to Murphy


Saad to Lever
Oxley to Simpson
and Miller to anyone (need help with that too)

Already have hamling

    Rob · 16/06/2015 at 19:49


    I would go
    Saad to Simpson
    Miller to Beams

    That's if you have the money, if not just do another downgrade

Repo Man · 16/06/2015 at 18:31

What are people's thoughts on Trent Cotchin?

    YesIdohavebacon · 17/06/2015 at 03:46


tom · 16/06/2015 at 18:32

jacobs or martin?

    I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 18:55

    Jacobs only because he’s probably going to play in more wins

    Adam · 16/06/2015 at 19:15

    Martin, Goldstein and Blicavs best 3 rucks.

panther · 16/06/2015 at 18:33

hi community got the luxury of doing a triple upgrade this week. I can trade Lumumba, Kmac and Saad, which three do i get out of
Hodge Simpson Picken T Mcdonald Houli Murphy Laird (Can afford any three)

my current defence- Shaw, Enright, Lumumba, Saad, Kmac, Dmac (A.pearce, random Rookie)

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:10

    Wish I had that luxury mate. I’d go tmac simpson Bob. What about smith?

qaz · 16/06/2015 at 18:35

Who is the best miderfielder to bring in this week???
Was wondering as i want to bring Danger, but fear its wasteful as he doesn't represent enough value for money with the likes of Lewis and Sloane being considerably cheaper
Thanks in advance

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:18

    Danger is not going to get any cheaper and is flying

Poloko48 · 16/06/2015 at 18:51

Struggling to get numbers on the park this week.

If I make the following trades I'll still only have 16 warm bodies (if the Bont and Lever play):

Oxley OUT Laird IN
Saad OUT Hodge IN
MClark OUT Rance IN (via DPP) – risky I know but has a high ceiling, hoping contract gets sorted asap lol!

Leaves me with only $3.2K in the bank and 10 trades though.

Team based on above trades:

DEF: Enright, Laird, Rance, Hodge (MID), Lever, Hamling (Newnes (MID), APearce)
MID: Priddis, Treloar, SMitch, CEY, Fyfe, JPK, Parker, Bennell (FWD) (Pendles, DMac (DEF), Boston)
RUC: Goldy, Maric (Read (FWD))
FWD: Gray (MID), Hogan, Bont (MID), Tarrant, Lamb (Swan (MID), HGoddard (DEF))

Thoughts? Projected 1726 this round with Priddis captain.

    Leon · 17/06/2015 at 02:21

    lever is out and the bont not certain. Why not look at lids or martin as a forward upgrade for clark?

darren · 16/06/2015 at 18:54

Question…how do we check the top 8 defenders,mids etc?

    tom · 16/06/2015 at 19:02

    click on that weird looking icon on the far right of the 'players' page

      darren · 16/06/2015 at 19:25

      thanks Tom, i couldn't find it for the life of me

tom · 16/06/2015 at 18:56

trade newnes or oxley out this week?

    Brooke Richards · 16/06/2015 at 19:45


    Dann · 16/06/2015 at 19:51

    Oxley – I'm a big fan but hard couple weeks coming up when you probably want him on field

l. Gibbs · 16/06/2015 at 19:05

Thoughts on Tom Rockliff to Rory Sloane? will sloane be a top 10 midifelder (on average)

    SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 19:39

    He has the potential to be a top 10 midfielder from here and in fact was one last season and through the first 3 games of this season.

    But it's hard to get a read on him right now with all the injuries. Rocky is still listed as 3-4 weeks away so most coaches will be looking to move him on to someone else this week, if they haven't already.

derek · 16/06/2015 at 19:12

I need 2 out of Clark, Steele or Lever to play this week.

What do you think my chances?

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:15

    Pretty sure lever out mate. Clarke would be a mayb. Hopin like hell steele does.

      derek · 16/06/2015 at 19:20

      maybe Lucey might get a game πŸ˜‰

      JMG · 16/06/2015 at 19:23

      Lever and Clark both confirmed outs on their respective club websites. Sorry mate, I’ve got em both too, will prob give Clark the flick

    SCaddict · 16/06/2015 at 19:44

    I'd be very surprised if the Cats risk an injury prone Clark with the bye just around the corner so I've written him off as a donut this week. Lever is still listed as 1-2 weeks away on the AFL injury report so that's looking pretty unlikely too.

    So Steele is perhaps your best hope although there are so many Giants playing well in the NEAFL that we'll just have to wait for team reveals on Thursday.

    Liam · 16/06/2015 at 19:45

    Pretty sure steele will play this week, other two are very unlikely

      I N Pieman · 16/06/2015 at 20:14

      Steele is a confirmed debutant this week. Hope he’s not the sub

        derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:37

        That is some good news. And hopefully will avoid the vest.

        only reason I didn't flick Clark a few weeks ago was I needed him this week.

Rob · 16/06/2015 at 19:14

Hey community!

My teams is as follows.

BACK: Shaw, simpson, newnes, Hibbered, Lever,Saad ( Pearce and hamling)
Mid: Fyfe, selwood, Gray, D.Mckenzie, Kennedy, Shiel, Cripps, Priddis( CEY, Dumont, Blakely)
Ruck: Blicavs, Nicnat( read)
FWD: Roughy, Martin, Bont, Hogan, Franklin,Tarrant( Lonie and lambert)

I have 393K and I am unsure what i should do.

Do I downgrade a midpriced player ( saad or maybe CEY or Tarrant) so I have stacks of cash for next week or do i upgrade 3 players this week leaving me with 0 in the bank?


    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 19:24

    Hard call. What about lever t b.smith and cey to sloane? Not sure bout next 1 but you’d still have some $

Nifty · 16/06/2015 at 19:40

Just seen on AFL 360, The Giants tell Jack Steele he'll be playing this week… Finally.

Brooke Richards · 16/06/2015 at 19:45

bring in Bachar houli or simpson this round?

Dann · 16/06/2015 at 19:48

A few questions…

1. Is Dusty a must in the FWD line?

2. Are Saad or Oxley capable of holding down D6 for the rest of the season?

3. Are there instances where Sideways trading makes sense out side of injures, ie H Taylor to T McDonald, JPK to Pendlebury.


    Girdle · 16/06/2015 at 20:29

    Yes, maybe and no

      derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:34

      yes, no, no

        Paul Walnuts · 16/06/2015 at 21:14

        Based on my Team and i cant see yours – yes,yes,yes

Mac · 16/06/2015 at 19:53

Jack Steele is confirmed to be playing this week. Bout bloody time!

    derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:03

    I might dodge a donut

      hedski · 16/06/2015 at 20:53

      Same. Will prob still cop a big jfb tho

Mitch · 16/06/2015 at 19:53

How many trades would be a good amount to have coming out of byes.

    derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:05

    i'll have 12, but will still need to make two upgrades in Round 14 (paint the fence – use 4 trades).

    I also might need to upgrade Ibbotson, Griffin & SMitchell to proper premiums at some time soon, that might take another 4 trades.

    I dunno!

      Mitch · 16/06/2015 at 20:10

      I got 17 at the moment. getting rid of touk and mumford this week for goldstein and Sloane. Will get Sidebum and rookie next week. That will leave me with 13 trades. is that enough?

chris · 16/06/2015 at 19:54

out of these trades what would you do..

out: tarrant, mumford, newnes
in: t.mitch, goldstein, sloane .. (take into acount i already have JPK and franklin for the swans)
in: dahlhaus, blicavs, sloane..

i am ranked 540th overall.. safer option would probably be the first option
however i would only have 17 on the park with the first option. 18 on park with 2nd.. (Assuming lever plays)

    derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:07

    I was about to say option 1, until I read you will only have 17 on field….and going for rank. need to have warm bodies on field mate.

Jacob · 16/06/2015 at 20:02

Leon Cameron has said that Steele will start on the field as well. The vest was my only concern on him. You Beauty!!

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 20:55

    Sweet. Might still get the red tho

@boltie_monster · 16/06/2015 at 20:04

in forward line I currently have gray, martin, goddard, swan and dahlhaus. Who to upgrade to this week, thinking deledio and not interested in bont any suggestions

    Mac · 16/06/2015 at 20:12

    Devon Smith? POD

    Dann · 16/06/2015 at 20:12

    i think Bennell will have a huge second half of the season if you can wait a week.

patricia · 16/06/2015 at 20:09

would love some feedback on what you would do with this team
have 44K in bank and 19 trades

Shaw simpson newnes oxley saad lumumba (mcintosh goodes) ….will definitely do in hamling out goodes thus bal $174K

fyfe pendlz danger selwood hodge griffen wallis motlop cey dumont boston

nic nat goldy , read

gray martin goddard mitchel tom, swan tarrant (dale lambert)

thank you in advance for your help

    Dean · 16/06/2015 at 20:56

    As you stated Goodes out and Hamling in

    Oxley & Saad out and bring in Houli and R Murphy

    Then next week consider trading out Mcintosh for someone like H Goddard especially if he is selected to play next week to get some cash so you can then trade out Lumumba for someone like Enright or McDonald in round 14 if your really wanted to, or better still you could do a straight swap from Lumumba to Smith which I'll be doing and then use the remaining cash to upgrade CEY this should give you around $550k to spend on a midfield, someone like Mundy, or a cheaper option Sloane just to name a few. .

      patricia · 16/06/2015 at 22:07

      THANKs dean

Mac · 16/06/2015 at 20:09

Tell me who is the best option out of
Houli, Murphy, Smith, Laid. Don't want to pay over 500k for Hodge.

Danger, Priddis, Lewis, Murphy

Dahl, Deledio

carlashirley90 · 16/06/2015 at 20:18

Murphy consistant

Priddis consistant

Dahlhous consistant

Dean · 16/06/2015 at 20:27

I agree Hodge is to expensive but has DPP – Very little between Houli & Murphy im getting them both in

I have both Danger & Priddis as I brought them in when they were cheap, – Danger cost me $522k in round 6 & Priddis cost me $543 in round 7
Out of this selection I would chose Dangerfield because he had his Bye

I'm bringing in Dahlhaus this week.

    Swans2012 · 16/06/2015 at 22:38

    Seriously though if your looking at your last defense spot you’d fill it with Murphy over hodge? Not me….I’d rather pay the money and finish my team with the player I want

Francis · 16/06/2015 at 20:41

Hodge, Simpson or Enright?

derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:44

who would you get rid of first Ibbotson or KK?

    Budstar · 16/06/2015 at 23:54

    KK B/E 26, last 2 games 120 and 108, last 5 games Ave 92. Next 4 games Blues, North, Bulldogs, GWS

    Ibbotson B/E 66, last 2 games 122 and 59, last 5 games Ave 84, Next 4 games Pies (H), Lions (H), Hawks, Blues (H)

    I'd hold both mate nice games coming up for both!! Got KK and he's looking like a keeper if he continues his last 5 games, got Saad and Ox B/E 5 as well, keeping all for now, swing Hodge (had his rest with suspension and Hawks need Wins, won't get rested) and Saad in the Mids

sam · 16/06/2015 at 20:51

great arictle jb like your opinion but its messes with head now hahah

derek · 16/06/2015 at 20:55

pretty much locked in Delidio this week, he is expensive though. maybe…

Any thoughts on Shane Edwards Ave 103, $504k (Save $80k) 1.3% of teams.

he missed rounds 2 & 7. Anyone know if he has injury problems/risks?

    hedski · 16/06/2015 at 20:58

    I reckon lids is the risk where you are ranked derek πŸ˜‰

    Dean · 16/06/2015 at 22:26

    Derek do you have Dahlhaus? I prefer Dahlhaus over Delidio.

    Budstar · 17/06/2015 at 00:15

    Agree with hedski Lids a risk, playing well but I remember the Tiges saying he's a week to week proposition hmmm, he's strung a few in a row but 580k got 80 odd last game!! Edwards looking good 103,100,122, 86,134, 76, 103,107. Missed rounds 2 (calf tightness) and 7 (Suspension). Great option

    Budstar · 17/06/2015 at 00:34

    Agree with hedski Lids a risk, playing well but I remember the Tiges saying he's a week to week proposition hmmm, he's strung a few in a row but 580k got 80 odd last game!! Edwards looking good 103,100,122, 86,134, 76, 103,107. Missed rounds 2 (calf tightness)and 7 (Suspension) hasn't missed many games last 6 years!!

      Budstar · 17/06/2015 at 01:17

      Hahaha first one didn't load properly so I did it again….

Rob · 16/06/2015 at 21:12

851K To buy a midfielder or a Forward.

My midfield and forward line is:

Mid: Fyfe, selwood, Gray, D.Mckenzie, Kennedy, Shiel, Cripps, Priddis( CEY, Dumont, Blakely)

FWD: Roughy, Martin, Bont, Hogan, Franklin,Tarrant( Lonie and lambert) ( I am getting rid of Tarrant )

I dont want to spend all my money and i would like to keep around 250-200K for next week.

Any suggestions?

Paul Walnuts · 16/06/2015 at 21:21

With all the carnage this week at the Giants who are going to be SC winners : suggest : J.Steele ? who else ?

    Vince the quince · 16/06/2015 at 21:29

    And marchbank a 190,000 rookie defender

    Jambo · 17/06/2015 at 11:57

    Rory Lobb, I think may replace Mummy. He's $176,000.

T-mitch · 16/06/2015 at 21:39

My team as it stands
108k left 11 trades left
Shaw McDonald Gibson Simpson smith newnes hamling Goddard
Fyfe Pendlebury Neal beams Selwood Sloan griffen Rockliff Cripps Boston Glenn
Godly Jacobs Reid
Gray swan delidio betts Bont mitchell dale steel
Can downgrade Cripps to load up on the cash but I am waiting for Rockliff to return, I’ll look at options for griff next week but doubt I will want to use a trade until Rockliff is back

nugget · 17/06/2015 at 02:04

rockliff has to go mate. by the time he plays he will have missed 6 weeks. and if he comes back it would depend on how that 'recovered broken rib' that got 'brken again' repairs and heals. i cant for the life of me see him coming back for 6-8 from the week he did it. if he breaks it a third time there will be serious long term ramifications and i cant see them risking it.

sloaney28 · 17/06/2015 at 04:00

Hey guys,
Got 350k in the bank and these are the options to trade out:
Rich, miller, saad, Oxley, Pittard, cey, griffen and clark
Who should I trade out of them and who do I bring in? Have a full fielding team this week if Bont plays

Mac · 17/06/2015 at 07:22

Get Priddis now or after his bye?

    Jambo · 17/06/2015 at 11:55

    After his bye. I reckon he may drop below 600k this week. Who knows?

Ben · 17/06/2015 at 15:31

Great write up as usual JB
Current Team After Trades This Week:
McDonald, Shaw, Gibson, McIntosh, Smith, Hamling (McKenzie, Pearce)
Fyfe, Shiel, Selwood, Lumumba, Hodge, Wines, Lewis, Ellis-Yolmen (Parker, Heeney, Boston)
Goldstein, Martin (Cox)
Gray, Swan, Goddard, Martin, Clark, Dale (Franklin, Lonie)
Got 9 Trades, Is this too little?
Not sure what trades to do next week…
Was thinking
Lonie Down
McIntosh Down
CEY Up Possibly
Running Low on Cash and looking at Simpson as an option, also JPK looks tasty!

    Cameron · 17/06/2015 at 16:01

    Gday ben,
    Its up to you how you feel with trades, and if your team has improved with 21 trades so far. Solid team, Lucey from geelong looks like getting a game this week due to ruckman issues at geelong, possible downgrade. I feel that you have kept mcintosh through his bye so you can for many rounds to come. And yolmen is now free of injury but will be interesting to see if his output changes.

    Thomas H. · 18/06/2015 at 09:45

    G'day Ben,
    As a coach of the Snakes & Oranges squad I completely agree with your trades and ideas,
    I personally wish I had a squad as good as yours as all I've got is Trent Cotchin…
    I'd love to hear back from you Benny Boy as your comments inspire me!
    Also would love an opinion on my 'controversial' ideas
    Kind Regards,
    Tom (A Milf's Son)

    Stella Greenhalgh · 18/06/2015 at 09:52

    I'm having some trouble with my team lately..
    Not sure whether I can trade in big boy mcevoy, lance whitnell or relton roberts..
    I have one trade left for the year and a cracked sternum.
    Hospital in 2 weeks so I wont be able to do my trades.
    I only have 1 left please help JB.
    Great write up as usual boys.

    Emerson R · 18/06/2015 at 09:57

    I would like to point out that Amos Frank will go number 1 in the national draft 2015, possible pickup for a first round appearance? Discuss

    Billy F · 18/06/2015 at 09:58

    Howdy Benny Boi,
    As fellow supercoaching enthusiast, I would like to add my godly opinion
    I would like to enquire if there is a possible trade for a soul, as I seemed to misplace mine somewhere πŸ™
    I was looking to get Relton or Josh Bootsma through DPP with Cameron Ling
    If you're looking for my rank and side search up FC Soulless
    Kindest Regards,
    Billy Bob (Also a Milf's Son)

    Pete Freeman · 18/06/2015 at 09:58

    G'day Boys
    marvelous write up big boy JB
    I'm thinking of jumping on good get kane cornes…
    Heard he is making a comeback through the grubbers.
    I love my short shorts..
    what about byron pickett?
    Also thinking that we should be looking at a fyfe downgrade to big joshy mitchell.
    I'm looking at buying some new asics and a Kathmandu coat when I take out the big prize
    let me know JB

      Susie F · 18/06/2015 at 10:01

      Hhhhhhhhhhheeyyyyyyyy guyssssssss
      Is mitch wallis a good get?
      curly hair really arouses me on a saturday night live footy match.
      what about luke darcy?
      isnt he specialllllllllllll
      ohhhhhh yeaaaaa

    Harvey Murrant · 18/06/2015 at 10:04

    Hey guys, as a future AFL prospect I would like to announce that when i play my first senior game for Footscray that no matter what i will get 100 plus. I play falcons and i try hard at everything i compete in
    My mum is hot to. I'd like to have another go on her potato cakes.
    kindest regards
    Harvey Murrant (Falcons Water Boy)

    Shaina BigFoot · 18/06/2015 at 10:04

    Howdy Partners,
    I'm running out of internet in the big smoke of Mildura
    You should very interesting Pete, maybe we should hook up one time and put our supercoaching brains together!
    My number is the same as Bunnings Warehouses!
    Anyway I was considering Stewy Dew and Joshy Mitchell as my trades this week! Looking to boost my forward line brilliant!
    Fantastic Write Up Again JB, looking forward to hearing for you!
    Kindest Regards,

Lee W · 18/06/2015 at 09:50

Hi, I would like to add my 2 cents on this topic…
Warren Tredrea is a gun. he is averaging 3 pulled hamstrings a game and also a mild concussion.
Controversial descision to bring him in or not?
pls reply
Sheepy McLamb

Mitch · 18/06/2015 at 10:24

Would really appreciate some help this week community
I only have 15 playing this week (16 if Clark is named)

Shaw newnes Kolodjashnij saad lever n.brown hamling mcintosh

Fyfe pendles beams Selwood Parker Shiel griffin Cripps Mckenzie Boston Dumont

Goldy Maric

Gray d.martin swan Goddard dahlhause Tarrant Clark lambert

The ones I want to cull are saad, kk, newnes but it’s very hard to do as they’re producing some good scores.
Can anyone tell me who to bring in. Have 17 trades and 448k in the chest.
Will trade out Tarrant when he has he’s bye
Thanks community !!

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