Chicko’s Check In – Is the old perma-cap back?

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G’day Community! Bloody hell, what a weekend of football, and when I say weekend of football, I mean a weekend of some monster super coach scores!

Just check this out for a roll call of trouser stretching figures; Hodge 165, Danger 156, Rance 154, Jack Macrae 154, Gawn 150, Hanneberry 148, Goldy 145, Quadzilla 145, Knee up Mitchell 144, Knee down Adams 143, THE BONT IS BACK IN TOWN 142, Beams 142, T-Mac 141, Lids 139, NicNat 132, Yeo 129……and my Captain for the week….Fyfe 80…ok, you spot the odd one out. But seriously, a team featuring a decent combination of those players and with the one of them as Captain, would have posted a very decent 2400 plus score.

But all of that is just a long intro to say, even louder than I did last week, that GARY ABLETT JUNIOR, THE BEAUTIFUL BALD BEAST IS BACK. I have seen enough to know….that the old perma-cap is back and ready to be selected. I’m sure a lot of us wanted to see how he went this week, just to see how it compared to last week. To make it easy, here is a table that compares his past fortnight.

Round

Disposals

Kicks

Handballs

Contested

Tackles

Clearances

Goals

Disposal EFF

SC Score

14

31

18

13

14

3

11

3

81%

124

15

30

24

6

14

6

8

1

73%

153

In case you missed it, his score this week was ONE FIFTY-THREE!

The table confirms to me that there are no ill effects of the shoulder to the Little Master, in fact pleasingly, he had more tackles this week than last – I take that as a good sign.

So what is this week’s dilemma?

So, now that GAJ has helped make the decision easy for us, who do we trade for him? Well it looks like some coaches are still carrying players who are either out with long term injuries or who have served their purpose and, in the style of Andrea Bocelli, it is time to say good-bye.

So who are some of these upgrade options? I’d suggest any of the following (with ownership percentages in brackets);

  • Sloane (still 6.5%)
  • Watson (still 8%!)
  • Cam Ellis-Yolman (26%)
  • Boston (20%)
  • Griffen Rollercoaster (10%)
  •  Cripps (30%) – can very much understand coaches holding onto this young gun.

So what am I thinking about this week?

Last week, before news of his season ending injury came out, I spoke about trading out Watson which I did. I went down to Jack Steele who was the most traded in player. With that cash, I plan to upgrade Boston to Gary Ablett Junior. Simple. Nuff said!

What are you thinking about community?

 

Over to you community, the poll this week is, what will you do?

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Always  keen to hear your thoughts community so please tweet me @chicko_lcs with any questions or dilemmas of your own. May the mammoth scores continue!

Cheers

Chicko

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Simo

Always a good read Chicko! Thoughts on Griffen to Ablett? or should I but my properties into going full premo in my backline, still have one rookie on field in Hamling (hopefully he is back this week).

Chicko

You are too bloody kind Simo, thanks mate. I like Griff to GAJ but would go premo in the backline first.

Anth

How about selwood? If he gets suspended I'll definitely make the move, but even if he doesn't get suspended it is still tempting

Rick Grimes

I’ll probably go Selwood to GAJ. Tired of him underperforming. My SC goose is cooked for the season anyway. So why not give the great one a run.

@wheels_1987

i would hold selwood

@Rem_Wah

i would hold selwood

THOM

What do you suggest to do if your midfield is complete?
Fyfe, Pendles, Parker, Wines, Rockliff, Beams, Armitage, Treloar.

I think GAJ could be a must but not sure how to fit him in. 200k in the bank.

scrofl

My midfield is also complete, with Selwood being the weakest link. I've only got 6 trades left, so I'll bring in the little master come finals time, if Selwood is still underperforming.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

take a risk, get him in now

scrofl

I'm full premium, only going for league wins. Currently 12-2, sitting on top of the league ladder, 2 games clear of the bloke in 2nd. I don't think I need to take risks.

@randomcliche

With 200k and 8 trades can you do a double trade to get him from your bench stocks?

@randomcliche

sorry 6 trades…

THOM

possible – but i want to go ibbotson to hodge.
my midfield bench is struggling at the moment. waiting on teams. glenn boston and mckenzie all arent playing at this stage.

randomcliche

Post whole team please 🙂

I N Pieman

This is a problem I don't need to worry about this week. Grabbed him & the 1Fiddy3 with the VC. Also sliding Rocky off the pine sent the arousel curve past the chin.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

the chin.. that's dangerous territory

Chicko

As long as the eyes are clear everything else is good!

splat goes whack

well well well if that doesnt remind me of a little story about a man from Nuntucket!

Mac

If Selwood misses weeks, which i don't think he should, he's getting traded to Gaz

Eagleboy

I know Sam Wright and he has had operations and constant rehab to get his shoulder right. Pretty low from Selwood. I'm afraid he's lost me now.

John

If you look at Selwood, he is looking at the ump the whole time. I doubt he would intentionally cause pain, but yes, the tackle was meant to hurt Wright, but not injure him.

@wheels_1987

only getting one week, hold selwood, upgrade elsewhere

@revdobbo

I have a full premo side (if you count Brodie Smith) and have McKernan as F7. Mids are Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, Beams, Priddis, Rocky, Lewis and Selwood. I only have $57,000 in the bank. I am thinking either:
1. Selwood/Lewis and Cripps out for Ablett and Malceski with Steele as M9 and Malceski/Smith as D7 (loophole) or
2. Cripps and Lever out for Ablett and Maynard leaving Lewis/Selwood as M9 and rookie as D7
This will only leave me with 4 trades but not planning on any other changes.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

re: option 2, having that much cash sitting on the pine is a bit of a waste if you ask me.

I'd go 1. ditch selwood

Swans2012

I like 1 I think, better to have that loopholed or the poor defensive scores. But both are good options

@randomcliche

I've burnt trades like pack-a-day does ciggies. I've got Gawn effectively covering Mids, Rucks and Fwd. I will be investing heavily in a Def premo to sit on the pine as well soon (with Hodge/rookie Def/Mid swing). This will leave me with 2 trades. Go big, not sideways Option 2 all the way for mine. Currently 23 premos and aiming to have 24 in a fortnight or so's time.

Gibbs

I can do Selwood- Ablett if I also trade Brodie dale leaving me with 5 trades Or Smith to tmac or any other premo defender under 495 k??

Barney

Traded Cripps to Rocky last week so its Griffen &Boston for GAZ and either Daniel or Maynard this week. Which rookie has best js guys???

Wattsieesq

Hey Community

Operation get Gaz is in full swing. I'm going to paint the fence. With Cripps and either Boston or Hamling. Leaning towards Boston but I'll wait and see when the teams are announced. I'll then bring in one of Maynard and Daniel. Which out of these two rookies does everyone think will have the most JS?

Cheers

Tyler

Daniel has more js easy and is also a better scorer

nathan

Im gonna have to wait for him for a week or two
I have maxy gawn in the forward line and lids in the mids
So ill wait till maxy b/e is a bit higher and make the move

Cripps or Griffen?

Who to trade out for Gary Ablett?
Patrick Cripps or Ryan Griffen?

@Rem_Wah

Cripps

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

Gibbs was just ruled out for the season, so that could have a positive impact on Cripps' scores

Wattsieesq

When Judd left, it was suppose to boost Cripps output, which it did in the first game. He's since averaged 82. Whether Cripps' 136 against Port was because of Judd or because he was fresh off the bye, is anyone's guess. My guess is the latter. Cripps is a wookie and has done his job. With majority of wookies, he won't have the tank to run out a whole season. I'd be getting rid of him before I get rid of Griffin.

dognino

being a wookie he might also have to fly off into the solar system with Han Solo at any time

SideBySidebottom

Who's going to annoy you the most if you hold him and he spuds up? I'd be tipping that'd be Griffen.

@wheels_1987

Cripps
only because he is so young. Griffen will last out season much better

Francis

Boak to Ablett?

Tyler

If your full premo yeah

@wheels_1987

no

@Rem_Wah

Keep Boak. His form is turning IMO

@Rem_Wah

Ryan Griffen.
Does he stay, or does he go?

Tyler

Don't know how people survive with him in their midfield. Got rid of him ages ago and I've got to say I'm a much happier person with him gone

SideBySidebottom

If your enjoying your therapy sessions keep him.

TTJ

Griffin certainly frustrating but does has a 3 round ave of 108. Fyfe only has a 3 round ave of 102.

Although, If I had enough trades, the cash & the rest of my team was looking good I would turn Griffin into one of Gaz, Danger, Pendles, Beams or Hanners if you don't have them already.

judd0

Yer I'm in the same boat as TTJ, have Griffen but with only 6 trades left and still a def rookie onfield I am forced to keep Griffen for the foreseeable future, same as Selwood. If you think that's bad I had Watson as well until he was out. Yer, let that sink in, Griffen, Selwood and Watson all in from the start.

dave2008

It's happened of course it has. All three of the final pieces of my team are ripe to pick this week
Gaz Sidey and Gray. So if I can only take one each week is it Sidey be 60 Gray 73 Gaz 119. Who will go up the most ?

So should I do
This week Sidey and Daniel in for CEY and M Clark
Next Ablett and a Def rookie in for Griffin and Saad
Then Gray in for Clark. Gray will probably go up about 40000 depending on his scores by then.
Not sure how to even get Ablett in this week as Daniel is also a priority and there arent really any defensive rookies I can think of.

Team Trades 11 Bank 148600

D Shaw Hodge Simpson Newness Gibson Houli Saad Hamling
M Fyfe Pendles Ward Lewis Kennedy Parker Griffen Steele EOY Krak Boston
R Goldy Nic Nat
F Martin Goddard Dalihaus Swan Mitchell Tarrant Clark McClean

What do you think Chicko, thanks for another well put together check in and community?

Wattsieesq

While I'm not Chicko, I'll answer your questions, if you don't mind.

Maynard from the pies is the next defense rookie who is on the bubble this week.

Given GAJ BE, if he pumps out another 153, he'll only go up by about $13k. If sidey pulls out another 122 like he did on the weekend, than his price will go up by about $25k, so your logic is sound. If you are going for leauge wins, that is a sound plan. If you are going for overall, get GAJ in ASAP.

Goodluck.

dave2008

I rushed that last comment with the kids in the background what i meant to say was that Id welcome feedback from Chicko or anyone so I appreciate your time and effort Wattsieesq. I agree with you and will go with that strategy. I just need to watch Gaz and Grays scores this weekend. I am going for league have a vg chance of being top 4 prob need to win one more game out of 4 and have being eyeing Sidey as a POD for a while. I think if you have the chance another week to look at the Gaz situation is ok and Griffen should hopefully (finger crossed make his be of 75)

fred

Will have to see how shiel is. If its the 6 weeks being rumoured, there is no option.

tom

boston to maynard sound good?

Swans2012

Yep

SideBySidebottom

Job security for Maynard is an issue.

Jacko

I have Dylan Shiel and 3.5k and can’t upgrade to anyone with 5 trades left do I burn two to produce cash ?

Ethan

only maynard and daniel are viable options to downgrade. I think its best to downgrade only 1 so you have 4 trades left. Depending on shiel, anything over 2 and you should trade him out

@randomcliche

Yes. I'm going from 6 to 4.

@randomcliche

Sorry 4 to 2….do it. Gaz is the man! But really it depends on you aim. Mine is SC cup. Which means every game counts and there are no tomorrows. If you are going through to league finals then trades are pretty sweet come that time of year.

gibbs

I can do Selwood- Ablett if I also trade Brodie dale leaving me with 5 trades Or Smith to tmac or any other premo defender under 495 k??

Antonio

Gunston worth getting or maybe even Bont?

@randomcliche

No a fan of either. Prefer the likes of Gray, Lids, Bartel, Goddard, Dahl, Martin, Swan, T.Mitchell, Gawn over both of them. While both Bont/Gunston are value in their own market atm, its not a space I'd play in.

Danners

Gunston is a good POD

Youngy

Great right up Chicko, Keep up the good work.

Will be trading in Ablett this week most likely

Cripps to Ablett
Hamling to Maynard

Leaving me with 9 trades

Northernsoul74

Hamling likely back this week.

Brett H

Who goes out for Hamling though?

Talia and Roberts were both good on the weekend, and Morris always a lock to play?

BKW

Roberts is injured and will miss at least the next two, ankle

Tyler

Maynard the best midfield downgrade option?

Rosco

Got GAJ last week, Griff to Rocky this week.

Youngy

Solid

Stevo

Are there any chances of Gaz dropping another 50k? I'm trading Cripps to him but only have 136k and I don't want to downgrade just to afford Ablett, which if if I do, will leave me with only 2 trades left

Wattsieesq

If he scored 1, I think he'd drop $50k in the next week. His BE is 119 so anything sub 100 means that he'll probably drop $50k over 2 weeks. Likelihood of that happening is slim.

Liam

2 trades isn't really enough with about 8 weeks left.

@randomcliche

I'm going to 2 trades, but it does give me 23 premos, only Def with no premo cover. It's not ideal as Liam says and we'll be riding lady luck and #MRPLotto for all she is worth for the rest of the season.

Derek

Even though I had a below average week, I’m very happy to say that both Griffin & Cloke will finally be leaving my team this week. Happy days.

Swans2012

Good to hear!

Youngy

But Griffen is playing well, last 3 round average of a 108 and only a BE of 75

Donavan

Thank heavens that Thursday night football is finished for the year. Impacted hugely on my supercoach scores. Very hard when you work afternoon shift, and the teams are announced just an hour or two before the round starts. Usually have the luxury of looking through the teams on Friday morning then pulling the trigger on trades well before the Friday night match.

Swans2012

Well that’s it it’s done, I think I’m happy,

Shaw hodge Higgins tmmac newnes hibberd (bsmith, Hamling)

Fyfe, danger beams rocky gablett wines sellwood pendle (Amon, lambert, Adamson

Sauce, nicnat (read)

Dusty, gray, swan Goddard t Mitchell gawn (Ziebell, h Goddard)

Used every last cent to get to gary, 3 trades left, ranked 174. I know I’ve used too many but hey gotta be in it to win it! Thoughts on the finished product?? My only regret was taking sauce over goldy when they were similar priced but hey, had a great season especially considering I started with luenberger and belch at r1 and r2 and wells clogged up the middle for 5 or so rounds….

@KingWinter7

Wow impressive team, like the idea of having 2 premos on the bench, Ziebell and Smith… Well… a premo and a half, but anyways a very nice team

SideBySidebottom

Great team except for the Higgensess.

Swans2012

Thanks guys, yeah wish I could have fitted steel in last week but was too intent on getting rocky and gray! Needed to do something after dropping from 77 overall round 13 to 288 round 14 And now back up to 174! Roller coaster!

I’m hoping the cover is worth at least 2 trades so I’m not too*** concerned about the 3 trade factor

And sidey, surely the higginses have proven themselves by now!

SideBySidebottom

It's just the injury history. He's burnt me and burnt me and burnt me over the years. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Swans2012

Yeah I’ll admit I’ve never felt the burn….

Swans2012

From hig anyway, don’t worry there has been plenty of burns from the rest…

dognino

Nice team mate. I made the same mistake taking sauce over goldy, reasoning was sauce still had his bye to play so sauce would score more for the rest of the season based on avg. even with his bye round I'm already 300+ points down in 4 rounds 🙁

Swans2012

Yep painful, I went early before the byes when goldy had dropped a couple of average ones and sauce was starting to travel really well. Thought sauce might be a nice pod from the masses, so far that’s a definately no….. I think he’s got a better run coming up though from memory

Derek

I really like all the Swing Sets you have, everything covered.

Besides not having Goldy, the only other weakness I see is Gawn at F6. I’m waiting for his golden run to finish. I know you have Ziebell and Higgins/Smith to cover, but Melbourne have 6 out of next 7 games on Sunday, won’t allow you to loophole him with your bench. I know he also gives you ruck cover, I’d look at Bartel personally.

Great team, good luck for rest of season. I think most ahead of you will be short on trades as well.

Swans2012

keep in mind that Ziebell will be loopholed with gawn, ziebell 95+ and I’ll bench gawn. Gawn will also be looping into rucks in case of a bad score from whoever plays first when possible….ie read on field, first ruck to play benched, if less than 90 Gawn and read switch etc. (admittedly not possible very often)
mark my words Gawn will carry 95+ average from here, can’t remember exactly but I think I counted at least 4 more games where he will beat up on insignificant rucks.

Swans2012

And thanks, good luck to you two

@randomcliche

Great work Swans2012. Love it. Tis better than mine and a trade ahead and 1600 places. I take my hat off 2 u.

Swans2012

put the hat back on, youve played your part

Swans2012

Just so we are clear I only posted my finished team so everyone could see it on the one week it is all done and perfectly together, no doubt the supercoach gods are watching this and will make my team a rabble within days…in fact it’s already started with the sellwood suspension…ah well it was nice to see it finished

@KingWinter7

Have 461k to spend on a defender that is not Hodge, Shaw, Simpson, Newnes or Brodie Smith
Thinking of either McDonald or Houli?

Swans2012

I’d take mcdinald although I don’t think you can go wrong with either, both up and down. no chance of finding the cash for Picken? wish I could get him in there somehow….

@randomcliche

Agreed, with Swans2012, but also consider that Malceski just might be a late season bloomer with GAJ back….

Rob

Hey community need abit of help with my team.

I have 5 Trades remaining and have 220K in the bank.

I just look on the AFL website and it says shiel is out for 6-12 Weeks which is too long to hang onto.

I also have 1 rookie left on the the field ( hamling )

My team is as follows:

BACK: Shaw, simpson, newnes, Hibbered, Murphy,Beasley ( Holman and hamling)
Mid: Fyfe, selwood, Brandon Ellis, Pendels, Kennedy, Shiel, Cripps, Priddis( O'brien, Dumont, Blakely)
Ruck: Blicavs, Nicnat( read)
FWD: Steel, Martin, Bont, Gray, Franklin,Dahlhausl( Lambert and Roughy)

Any suggestions?????

@randomcliche

Full premo is the name of the game. I think Cripps as good as he is, is not premo (i.e for a Mid 110 per week avg). So you've got Shiel (fix) and M8 and D6 to fill. Suggest Lewis/Shiel swap. Cripps to GAJ. Double up at some point down the back. Cheap options include Malceski, Smith, but if you get lucky aim for Hodge/Picken, although J.Gibson is pretty good value atm… 1 trade its not enough…but sometimes you've just gotta pray to supercoach gods. That's option 1, balls to the wall kinda stuff. Will likely come unstuck, but if you need to win each week is your best bet.

Option 2. League finals approach. Carry Cripps. Lewis/Shiel + Hamling/Burgoyne. = basically full premo. 3 trades. Rotate long term injuries (more than 4 weeks as they occur). Although I think Holman/Beasley to Malceski is prolly better, as hamling may have best JS. Keep whoever you reckon has best JS.

xav

hi community I have a conundrum
here are my three
1. Trade boston down to 102k Hamling to a defender under 430K
2. Trade boston down to 102k Saad up to hodge/picken (leaves me with 63k)
3. Wait for team announcement and if named allow boston and hamling to fatten up

@KingWinter7

Option 2.
No point trading for a half premo who won't be in the top 6 coming home.
Gotta go all out for the best players
Get in Hodge!

Tyler

Shiel out for 6-12 weeks

Keegan

hi community really unsure on what to do this week would love to hear your thoughts

47k in the warchest 7 trades

here is my team

Def: Shaw, Higgins, Newnes, Saad, Smith, Lever, (Hamling, A.Pearce)

Mid: Fyfe, Pendels, Priddis, Dangerfield, Neale, Wines, Jelwood, Lewis, (Boston, Stretch, Robinson)

Ruck: Nic Nat, Blicavs, (Cox)

Fwd: Gray, Swan, Buddy, Bont, Tich, Steele (Lambert, Payne)

thanks community love your work Chicko

Mac

How do you have so many rookies with 7 trades left? I would go Boston to Daniel via Steele/Lambert DPP and Saad up to a premo defender. You ideally would be wanting to get Gaz in but since you still aren't full premo, upgrading rookies is your best bet IMO.

Nick

need a replacement for shiel! Got stuff all trades and about 50k. Thinking about Sidebottom. Ive currently got fyfe, pendles, hannebery, parker, jpk, beams and rockliff? HELP!

TTJ

Sidebottom or Barlow

tom

maynard or caleb daniel?

Jeff

Daniel

John

Thoughts on Maynard? mid/def rookie

Jeff

Maynards JS is a bit shaky

Danners

Good downgrade option, not the highest job security though

Mac

Selwood got a week. Time to trade.

@randomcliche

I'm holding this 'premo', term used losely…gotta be your worst premo to upgrade to GAZ imo…Griffen getta outta here!!!!

Mac

It's either Selwood or Treloar for me. And Treloar is going quite well as of late.

Jeff

Hey Community

For my final trades to reach full premo what should i do?

1. Lever-Ablett via Hodge and Boston-Maynard

2. Hamling-McDonald, Smith-Rockliff via Hodge and Boston-Knight (If he plays another good game)

Option 1 leaves me with 3 trades and Ablett and Smith in my team

Option 2 Leaves me with 2 trades and Rockliff and McDonald in my team

Thoughts on which option is better?

Tyler

I have to say option 1 just because it would leave you with an extra trade

@randomcliche

I'd consider Malceski over Smith. If GAJ is #1 then you want your C on him. Although I like the McDonald/GAJ option the best…:-) But Option 2 looks like it gets 2 premos McDonald + Rockcliff vs Option 1 GAJ+ (1/2 premo in Smith (def) I assume Hodge in mids atm). So I'd say run the C on Rocky and take McDonald. I just don't know when Smith will be back at full strength….

Rivo62

Hey Chicko – another great article!

I would love to trade in Gaz but down to 6 trades, only $10k cash, and have a couple of rookies on the ground (Lever D6). Hamling D7 Maynard D8.

If I did roll the dice, it might be Selwood & B.Smith (D5) to Gaz &Tom Fields. Still don’t have Rocky either though mids are solid –

Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, Parker, Wines, S.Thompson, Selwood & Hodge (swing for Maynard D7).

Please help!

Mac

I'd trade Selwood. Missing a week, perfect opportunity

Rivo62

Thanks Mac. Still a tough call needing 2 x trades to make it happen.

Glorin

I thjnk that unless you have a large bank or lots of trades left you need to forget gary and move on. What you should do is Swing hodge back and trade out hamling or lever. Fixes backline rookie then downgrade any other bench rookie of value to get the best mid you can afford. Say rockliff at 150k cheaper. Fixes backline issue and gets you a really good mid.
Without seeing your team its hard to get exact.

3. Votes

Brodie smith to Tmac or Selwood to Ablett?

SideBySidebottom

Ablett,

Danners

Last week you will be able to get Ablett at that price

Keegan

what price will these rookies max out at
pearce
'hamling
lever
stretch
boston
robinson
lambert
steele

@randomcliche

#greenvest lotto. By the time they do max out the season will be done, harvest as you need the cash I'd say. Pearce may already have, hamling a few more matches, lever a few more matches, stretch #greenvestlotto, didtto boton, robinson, lambert. Steele will go highest imo 350-400k, but the season will be done so it doesn't even matter.

Liam

Need your thoughts community.
I have Selwood, and considering trading him.
But only have 10k in the bank and only 5 trades.
So who do I get community?

@randomcliche

I'd hold and double up in rookies if possible.

matthew

what re the best options in defence under 450k

Luke

look no further than tom mcdonald

mcleal10

need ablett

Tyler

Honestly, GAJ is a want not a need. Sure he would be great to have but if you have to waste a whole lotta trades to get him it may not be worth it

mcleal10

Alright so my closing on a full premo side has taken a turn. I have both Watson and Shiel out with long term injuries. My midfield currently looks like this: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Beams, Shiel, Watson and Steele. Should I trade out Watson to Knight and pick up Ablett from Shiel? That would leave me with 2 rookies on field.

Tyler

You would be better off trading shiel and watson to both premos/fallen premos

Glorin

What does the rest of your side like?
Agree with Tyler though.

mcleal10

Rest of my side is complete.

mcleal10

I personally think it's a decent trade since I have over 13 trades remaining and then I can slowly get Priddis and maybe Hanneberry in.

Glorin

As long as the rest of your lines are full premo and you can generate sufficient cash from bench rookies you could get away with the trades. With 13 trades I would trade arse off till finals.

mcleal10

Yeah gonna use a trade every week now. It's pulled me to the top 300 rankings but I think I might start to fall soon

Locked and Loaded

mcleal your advice above is "NEED ABLETT" yet now you ask if you should get him in funny thing that.

mcleal10

what?

Locked and Loaded

NICK · 1 day ago
need a replacement for shiel! Got stuff all trades and about 50k. Thinking about Sidebottom. Ive currently got fyfe, pendles, hannebery, parker, jpk, beams and rockliff? HELP!
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mcleal1054p · 1 day ago
need ablett

Locked and Loaded

Just re iterating what I've stated on the bottom of this page you don't need Ablett if it will compromise your team.

Jon Snow

Brodie Smith or Oxley out the door first?

John

oxley

Joel

Shiel- Ablett, Done.

The Bearded Man

G'Day Community

Thoughts on my team and what trades I should do?

Def: Shaw, Simpson, Gibbo, Hooker, Smith, Lever (Hamling, Goddard)

Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, Beams, Danger, JPK, Parker, Hodge, Wines (Boston, Amon, Lambert)

Ruc: Goldy, NicNat (Cox)

Fwd: Martin, Gray, Swan, Buddy, Goddard, Bont (Steele, Lamb)

I have 5 Trades and 280K in the bank

Cheers

Tyler

Hamling/Lever out, swing hodge into the defence, rockliff in

@randomcliche

Tyler's is good. Without adding it up I think Lever+Hamling to C.Andrerson+GAJ. Although, not sure GAJ is $170k better than Rocky…

The Bearded Man

What about if I do Lever-Ablett via Hodge and Boston-Maynard

Xav

Whom is more important hodge or dusty

Liam

Hodge

Danners

Wait a week on Dusty then pounce

Rob

Whats a better stratergy.

Option 1: Hamling up to Tmac and Shiel to a player around 450K

Option 2: Shiel To GAJ which will leave me with 1K in the bank and a starting rookie on the field which isnt ideal.

Any suggestions?

My team

BACK: Shaw, simpson, newnes, Hibbered, Murphy,Beasley ( Holman and hamling)
Mid: Fyfe, selwood, Brandon Ellis, Pendels, Kennedy, Shiel, Cripps, Priddis( O'brien, Dumont, Blakely)
Ruck: Blicavs, Nicnat( read)
FWD: Roughy, Martin, Bont, Gray, Franklin,Dahlhausl( Lambert and Steel)

Liam

Option 1 but go Birchall and Rockliff instead

Donavan

What is Shiel's injury?

Sorry too busy living life yesturday, usually I am all over this type of information.

Tyler

Torn his lateral meniscus

Liam

Any suggestions on my community?
5 trades with 10k in the bank.

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Higgins, Murphy, Gibbo, Smith (Hamling,J.Kolo)
MID: Fyfe, Pendles, Armitage, Priddis, JPK, Beams, Selwood, Wines (Steele, Payne,Kavanagh)
RUC:Goldy, Nic nat (Cox)
FWD: Gray, Zorko, Martin, Swan, Buddy, Goddard (Lambert, Dale)

Thanks for your advice in advance

Swans2012

Looking good, I’d hold for a week or two then look to bring in another premo defender (one up one down) so you can get smith to d7, he’s your biggest weakness at the moment I’d say. I’m confident sellwood will finish the year strong…keep the faith

Liam

Cheers Swans2012.
Best of luck for the rest of the year, I believe that you can win it.

Swans2012

Thanks bud, I’m certainly not going to leave anything in the tank….im tipping my team explodes around round 21 due to no trades left and I finish outside the top 1000 but it won’t be through lack of effort

Tyler

Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, which is exactly what I would advise you do

@randomcliche

+ 1 for nothing this week.

Youngy

Anyone see the bump that Vickery got 2 weeks for? Thought it was a bit harsh considering it was a block

Tyler

Yeah, and I reckon jelwood shoulda got more

@randomcliche

Jelwood. Interesting. It think he'll appeal. You might just get your wish….. I can't see it being medium impact, I'm not sure it's even illegal…I don't think it's right to suspend him on this. But there is 'dirty judd' history that suggests your opinions are well founded.

@wheels_1987

its a good thing for the tigers
vickery is a cancer in the tiger team

Ethan

Its more to do with his "Block" caused a concussion and if you choose to bump and make head high contact then it results in a ban

Mitch

Hey community looking for some assistance this week!

Dropped just over a 1000 in rank with copping maric donut and injurys to Shiel and Edwards I’m looking to make some changes this week

Team is

Shaw newnes kolojasni hodge murphy smith hamling edwards

Fyfe Pendles beams Parker jpk jelwood Shiel cripps Mckenzie o’brien lambert

Goldy maric cox

Gray dmartin swan Goddard Dahlhaus sedwards Steele Daniel

Got 7 trades and over 330k in the bank

Thinking shiel for rocky and cripps for ablett

Will have to play o’brien/lambert onfield for Selwood this week and Steele for Edwards

Are these good trades or should I be looking for someone a tad cheaper instead of Ablett.

Depending on Edwards injury I can straight swap him to bartel next week

Cheers community!

Dean

I'll be bringing in Bartel for Edwards in round 17 by then it will be a straight swap.

@randomcliche

Rocky seems no brainer. Depending on your trades remaining you might go Gawn in Fwd line to give ruck cover. Whether it's a swap or extra premo cover depends on your love of GAJ.

Mitch

Rocky and Ablett in will leave me with 5 trades

Swans2012

Looks the perfect trades to me, just do it! Do it!

randomcliche

5 is fine….hopefully. Swans2012 is on the money. Good luck.

brook

its a funny old game … if u had told me my last two upgrades would be rockliff and GAJ I would scarely have believed it … Gaz looks fully ripe in a couple of weeks … here’s hoping he takes it easy … just 120s please!

Astounded

Gaz ripe in a couple of weeks??? Gaz needs to be brought in this week or you will miss the boat…. Price has bottomed out already for mine. BE is only 119 coming up the Giants who don't have a tagger – not that taggers worry Jesus anyway…..

Dr Smooth

Who do you think is the best option out Lewis, Isaac Smith, Masten or Shuey?

John_Q_Smith

I'm not sold on any of them to be honest but I think Lewis has the most potential to average over 100 to run the season out but as someone who started with him I urge caution. Any chance you can find a bit more dosh and get in a genuine jet as picking?

Mac

Gaff?

Ethan

Lewis when needed he goes clutch.

Haladj

what do you think about J.Lewis out Gary Ablett Junior in

r2d2

Team — def -shaw houli murphy hibberd yeo smith (hamling lever ). Mid – fyfe Pendles danger Parker wines Lewis Griffen cripps (Boston d Mckenzie Steele ). Ruck – nic nat. Maric (read ). Fwd– gray dusty Goddard swan Zorko ziebell (Mckernan lambert ). Really want too get gaz this week , but stuck on how ,, or is Rocky better option and wait for gaz ??? Thoughts community ? 7 trades remaining ….. 39,600 salary

Swans2012

Does boston to Maynard get cripps to Ablett? I’d certainly consider boston to Maynard anyway and if not Ablett then maybe rocky?

r2d2

Like 10k short of Boston too Maynard and cripps too gaz mate …. Spewin

r2d2

Like 10k short of Boston too Maynard and cripps too gaz mate …. Spewin ! Would flicking Mckernan via steele (moving him fwd)and getting Maynard ,, then going cripps too gaz befoolish ?

Swans2012

Lever-Maynard cripps gaz leaves you about 1 k short yeah? My maths a bit rusty this time in the morning.
Mckernan trade seems a bit wasteful, you bought him in to play a role!

Glorin

If you realy want gary, use mckernan / steele as f6 loophole and get rid of ziebell. His recent scores should be matched by thise two with extra gaj points sweetening the trade.

@wheels_1987

Im holding out on Ablett for one more week.
Thinking R.Knight downgrade and upgrade Andrew Swallow to Ablett next week.
8 trades left
this will leave me with 6 trades for rest of the season.

judd0

Sounds good Wheels, Gazza shouldn't go up in price much even if he goes big again.

Locked and Loaded

Nice

David

Is there any fwd rookie on the bubble or anyone coming thru? Want to trade Lonie & make cash.

derek

C Daniel $117k. He looks a good choice.

Brook

last MID upgrade … Rocky or POD (Wines, Neale, Sidebottom or Lewis). team is pretty stock standard (stef martin and birchall are main pods). aiming for GAJ in R19

derek

I would be worried about Rocky's ribs, so I would go with Sidebottom. he is looking better every week.

derek

I didn't make any trades last week, probably should have as I have tumbled down the rankings to 638th.

I still have 11 trades and $180k in bank.

This week it is Cloke & BSmith OUT for Hodge & Daniel IN.
Next Week Griffin & Motlop OUT for Ablett & Bartel IN.

Will Leave me the following team for the run home:

DEF: Shaw, Newnes, KK, Hodge, Simpson, Enright, (Hamling, HGoddard)
MIDS: Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Priddis, Parker, JPK, Selwood, SMitchell, (Steele, McKenzie, Payne)
RUC: Goldy, Jacobs (Lucey)
FWD: Dusty, Gray, Swan, Dahlhaus, Goddard, Bartel (Lambert, Daniel)

My initial plan was to keep BSmith & Motlop as bench cover, but after their poor efforts and I need the money to get Gaz, Hodge & Bartel all in the team, they will have to go, and i'll rely on Hamling, Steele & Co to cover. I will still have 7 trades left if I need to upgrade SMitchell, Dahlhaus or KK

brook

solid plan … with nice mix with a few PODs … time to finally pull the trigger on cloke!

Swans2012

Looking good, 7 trades left in 3 weeks time is enough imo for another one up one down then for cover. I like the next 2 weeks trades, hopefully no injuries/suspensions so you can get them done! Team will look brilliant!

murray

hi Community
Rance or TMac, who is the better option for remainder of season, and why

Wattsieesq

Rance has hit form. I'd go with him. Both have about the same difficulty with the draw, but playing in a better team increases Rance's scoring potential.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

VC Goldy into Captain Gaz if need be this week?

Barney

The way to go I think-that’s not crazy Krazee

Sumuk

What to do with Taylor Adams in fwd line ?????

randomcliche

#MRPLotto gave him a deserved fortnights holiday.

Cliffy

So I ran through my options of how to get the Holy one into my side, and I feel like this is the best way to go about it so far:

Hamling/Lever – C.Daniel via DPPs or S.Edwards (Bombers one)

Cripps – GAJ

What do you guys think? I’m running through my originally trade plans since Selwood will only be out of my side for 1 week which I can easily cover via Steele through DPPs this week. 7 trades I have going into these moves and will be left with 5 after they are made.

Cliffy

Was going to generate $$$ last week to get GAJ with one trade easily this week, but main concern last week was covering Maric so effectively 2 trades required this week.

randomcliche

Looks solid.

Rawkus11

Bringing in Gaz this week for sure!
Went Lonie to Daniel, Oxley to Gaz (moving McKenzie to def)

Thoughts?

Harry

Is it worth bringing in Ablett if it only leaves me with 2 trades

Derek

Who is he replacing?

Harry

Jordan Lewis

randomcliche

Depends if you have at 2 or more premo bench players. Any less and I’d hesitate.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

no. you're risking donuts later by chasing 30-40 extra points a week now. double that if Gaz is captain. Lewis will come good

The Ranger

Due to a killer run with injuries I'm still not quite at full premo but with only three trades remaining I'm left relying on this bunch to get it done for me….
DEF Shaw, Simpson, Gibson, Newnes, Higgins, Smith (Brown, Goddard)
MID Ablett, Fyfe, Pendles, Priddis, JPK, Selwood, Lewis, Parker (McKenzie, Maynard, Neal-Bullen)
RUCK Maric, Sauce (Lobb)
FWD Gray, Martin, Swan, Goddard, McGovern, Steele (Daniel, Lambert)

My worse year so far in SC but it's still been fun. Hoping I can win at least one of my four leagues.
Good luck to all for the remainder.

randomcliche

Anus horribulis to quote the great one…

Mac

Can I have thoughts on my team? 6 trades left. This week I went Selwood to Gaz and Alex Pearce to Daniel via Goddard DPP

Shaw, Hodge, Simpson, Murphy, Gibson, Newnes, Hamling, Goddard
Ablett, Fyfe, Beams, Priddis, Treloar, JPK, Parker, Rockliff, Steele, O'Brien, Lambert
Goldstein, Maric, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Franklin, Dahlhaus, McKernan, Lonie, Daniel.

randomcliche

Good work bud with a reasonable amount of trades left. F6 still a bit light IMO. Premo bench cover would be great goal as well.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

how much cash you got? also think you need to look at ruck cover, and bringing in a premo fwd

Mac

Well I have Mckernan in my forward line, and next week I was planning on bringing in Jimmy Bartel.

Dean

Nice side mate, I don't like Franklin because he will score you more 50's to 70's then he will 100+ he just isn't consistent, if I were you I would keep a eye on him and think about trading him for Deliidio or Bartel.

Jim

Hey community,
Just wondering, with one trade for the week, what should my move be??
My team is…
DEF: Shaw, Hibberd, Newnes, Docherty, Saad, Edwards Bench: Beasley, Goddard
MID: Fyfe, Pendles, Priddis, Shiel, JPK, Ebert, Lewis, Selwood Bench: Robinson, Wagner, Lambert
RUC: Blicavs, Martin Bench: Soldo
FOR: Gray, Swan, Bont, Motlop, Bennell, Steele Bench: Daniel, Cox

Thanks for the advice

Dean

If it's only 1 trade you are doing the it's pretty obvious who has to GO I would have thought, get rid of Shiel's as he is out for most likely the rest of the season and bring in either Goddard or Shuey.

randomcliche

Shiel to Gaz :p
how much cash?

randomcliche

WAIT, just got a better one. Wagner to Gaz….lol

Jim

Got 124k in the war chest so can't afford gaz but was thinking ward?

Jim

Cheers but thoughts on maybe someone like ward?

Dean

I didn't know ya had $124k in the warchest, in this case I would go Armitage.over Ward. Look at both of there weekly scores:
Armitage:- 77-129-139-108-137-134-111-101-134-101-79-104-159-89
Ward:- 99-106-110-140-84-131-83-109-82-175-101-109-102-122

I think Armitage has allot more up-size and will score those huge 120+ scores more often then Ward.

Mac

I would move Saad on as well, as well as Bennel…

randomcliche

Yup on Saad. And a likely yup on sky high bennell. Hope that 1 trade is not your only trade….

Kashie99

Hey guys,

Got 2 options for trades – 7 trades at the start of this week and 41k

OPTION 1:
Saad – Picken
Boston – Daniel (via Steele)
leaves me with 5 trades, 41k and team finished

OPTION 2:
Selwood – Danger/Beams
Boston – Daniel (via Steele)
leaves me with 5 trades and 25k

8k off getting Gaz!!

randomcliche

Option 1. Picken saad differential higher imo. Full premo allows for beatiful sleep.

randomcliche

Ignoring the suspension of course.

Kashie99

The suspension wont hurt me too much – have Steele for coverage
projected score goes down 4 pts when have Steele over Selwood!

Tulendeena

I wonder who this is?

JIM

should i get rid of l parker?