add_filter('comment_flood_filter', '__return_false');

Chicko’s Check In – WHO STRUCK GOLDY?!

Published by Jock on

Chicko - elite fantasy analyst

G’day Community! Not since Buddy, and his “THIRTEEN, THIRTEEN” goals in Tassie in 2012, have we seen someone crack the magical double hundred (whilst we are at it, hats off to Steve Smith for doing the same against the Poms!), but Goldy’s performance was something to behold! Who knew a ruckman could produce such bloody big numbers?

Goldy’s numbers were so big that our man Dex put out a tweet at the significance of the event stating that Goldy improved his season average by 6 points in one game, going from 121.29 to 127.93, and boosting his career average against the Bombers from 87.43 to 102.88 – that is downright ridiculous!

There are quite a few coaches who put the VC on the giant Gold member and, using the loophole to their advantage, were duly rewarded with a mammoth 442 as their captain! Well done to those coaches, they would have gained a considerable amount of spot! 39% of teams own the big finger of Gold, and it is incredible to think he is priced higher than the bald beast Gary Ablett Junior, and is the highest scoring player in the comp! Speaking of GAJ, the 16% of coaches who could afford to bring him in, they were hugely rewarded with a 189. I did bring him in, I did have the VC on him to loop his score, and then somehow stuffed it up to end up getting Fyfe’s skinny 92…. It typifies the year I have had – leaving a huge amount of points on the sidelines.

Other notable trading moves for the week included nearly 4% of coaches bringing in Rocky (I suspect it was coaches who could not afford GAJ) whilst 4% of coaches decided to beef up their backlines with Hodge. Interestingly, it looked like a lot of coaches were focused on their backlines with another 4% of coaches choosing either T-Mac or Cowboy Rance to strengthen their defence.

So what is this week’s dilemma?

I have been at full premium for a few weeks now, but that’s if you include Thurlow and Smith as premiums – their output would vehemently argue against that. Thurlow’s output has gone south since he signed his contract extension and Smith has been through a hell of ride this year but geez he has been a value trap. So much so, that I am now faced with the dilemma of upgrading them, or somehow using them to build some flexibility into my squad in the run up to finals. Fortunately, I’ve got swing sets in place that will help me with that flexibility. Now is a good time for all coaches to implement some bench cover and flexibility into their squads as they prepare for the last push – finals are close on the horizon!

The good news is that there are some tasty options that might allow us to do so. The one that has me most keen is a possible combination of Hugh Goddard and the artist formerly known as Burnman Higgins – both FWD/DEF DPP. I’m also watching Yeo (MID/DEF DPP), Birchall and Popped Testicle Kelly as possible cheap options – all have seemingly bottomed out and in Kelly’s case is available for a price in the $300’s. Would also love Hodge (and his DPP) but his price might be beyond me. At the other end of the field, BJ Goddard looks to have bottomed out and getting him in the low $400’s could be a steal. I’m also keeping an eye on Ziebell and in particular old man Boomer, as his price will have the sub-affected score in the rolling average for one more week.

 So what am I thinking about this week?

Last week I brought in the combo of Maynard (for Hamling) and the bald beast (for Boston). This week, I’m actually thinking about sitting on my hands and doing nothing OR doing a straight upgrade of Smith.

What are you thinking about community?

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

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Always  keen to hear your thoughts community so please tweet me @chicko_lcs with any questions or dilemmas of your own. Once again, what a score by Goldy!

Cheers

Chicko


Subscribe
Notify of
guest
278 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Joe

Higgins –> Bartel
A. Swallow –> Hanners

should increase my weekly points by about 15-40. take everything right now. I could go Dangerfield instead of Hanners but my gut told me Hanners.

THoughts community?

jordan

danger

randomcliche

Swallow great run home and low BE, suggest hold. Bartel could be a great POD! But I’d move higgins south (defence) and trade out someone from down there (without seeing your team). Higgins similar run home to swallow coincidentally. 🙂

Marcus

Why are you trading higgins hes been great avg of 93

Swans2012

Great as a defender, 93 not cutting it as a fwd is the point

Marcus

True he is in my defence. Still besides last week hes been doing really well

Swans2012

Agree I’ve got him as well, been ticking along nucely

Danners

Why get rid of them, they are both in form, only if you have about 8+ trades remaining. Go with your gut

Ron

Goldy and Gazza Capt.and VC for the remainder of the year, neither will be "rested" near the end.

SideBySidebottom

Goldy won't be playing Essendon every week.

FootyFanatic

But he does have the second highest average in SC only behind Gaz

MC

last 5 rd average of 161, doesnt matter who he plays

Dave Dreamer

Gonna be injured this week (I hope). Along with Gaz.

Antman

Lever to Birchall for me

randomcliche

Great eyes you have in spotting Kelly…gone completely off my radar Chicko. As tempting as it would be to just sideways, maybe slightly up, smith and thurlow into macheski and Kelly, I think you should hold both and work on getting one of NM/split balls as your d5 then loophole the those 2 spuds. Rwwt of your line up is real solid. Great write up.

randomcliche

*Rest

TRIGGER HAPPY

Nada. Happy with team will bring in Shaw as the last piece come finals. Low on trades and cash at present. But got Gaza last week so happy to sit and wait.

Antonio

How many trades you got?

derek

when does everyone think Ross Lyon will stuff us up?

Fremantle have fairly easy run home. they have a massive WA derby round 20, so I'm thinking the week before (rd 19) when they travel to play the saints. Second week of our finals!

TRIGGER HAPPY

Fair call but will depend where they r and if secured top two. If so we should also aim to finish top 4 in our leagues and win Rd 19 clash. Then get a week off so old rosco can rest whoever he likes. 🙂

randomcliche

Gotta be rnd 23 like when Freo played Hawks sans top 8 players lost by millions then beat Hawks in finals series.

randomcliche

Subject to top 2 spot locked and loaded. Not confirmed yet.

SideBySidebottom

I can't see it being an issue. Most of us would only have Fyfe from Fremantle and anyone who doesn't would be unlikely to be in contention.

Swans2012

True, though Neale, Mundy, and Ibbo all in over 10 % of sides

Liam

Any suggestions on my community?
5 trades with 10k in the bank.
I obviously want o trade out Smith but not sure who to?

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 in advance

randomcliche

Things are sometimes not that ‘obvious’ imo especially when different strategies are employed. I suggest building bench cover. But perhaps next week given steele’s low be. I would go out Steele swing lambert in h goddard. Out Hamling in malceski. It sets up cover for both fwd and def. Then you could get another cover player like Gawn with ruck forward eligibility and that would effectively cover all lines. Cheers

Tyler

To trade out smith you would probably have to trade hamling down to goddard first

C-Train

My dilemna is should I get Goldy or Ablett this week?

C-Train

The way I see it, can't go into finals without either – question is who I target 1st

randomcliche

Gaz.

LongJimmy

sell everything to get both

Danners

None, save yourself $200k and get Jacobs instead of Goldstein

BKW

I have Goldy and wouldn’t trade him in at his current price – yep agree Jacobs is great value so you can use the extra coin elsewhere.

Cludeos club

Hogan to bj goddard.

Full premo now but only 4 trades left.

Ranked at 240 over all. Just hoping not

to be hit with injury or suspension

randomcliche

Well done.

CoachDamo

Doing well – good job!

Tom

H.Goddard, T.Fields or J. Kolo?

Tyler

hugh goddard

LongJimmy

Who should I get community, I need one of these guys to replace Brodie Smith. plenty of cash….am on top of my league ladder so am looking at what they can do in the finals.

Dylan Roberton, Liam Picken, Corey Enright, Jack Newnes, Jamie Macmillan, Alex Rance, Matthew Broadbent, Zach Tuohy, Shaun Higgins, Michael Hurley, Elliot Yeo

LongJimmy

oops already have Newnes

randomcliche

Just cause h.sun puts a player on the Blick doesn’t mean we should all dump him…. can you afford Kelly without smith sale?

randomcliche

*Block

SideBySidebottom

I don't mind "Blick" random, it sort of combines the chopping block with giving someone the flick. When you trade up from a rookie like Cripps to Ablett there's a real thankfulness and respect. But when you get rid of Lumumba or Griffen it's the Blick.

randomcliche

Love it 🙂 ‘the Blick’

LongJimmy

Yes I could afford Kelly…..thanks he could be added into the mix

LongJimmy

according to the HS predictions James Kelly is rated right down with predicted 74 through four games of finals

randomcliche

Go with your gut. There are 5 years of matches almost all averaging over 90 before that. In preseason was given more mid time. I don’t trust h sun predictions. Have a look at the predictions for goldy’s price. I’ll eat my hat if it follows that beyond 3 weeks.

Tyler

Picken

LongJimmy

thanks Tyler

LongJimmy

Picken is predicted to get 109 avg through final

LongJimmy

*finals

LongJimmy

Name finals avg as predicted by HS
Heath Shaw 121
Dylan Roberton 113
Luke Hodge 110
Liam Picken 109
Robert Murphy 108
Corey Enright 106
Jack Newnes 104
Jamie Macmillan 103
Alex Rance 103
Matthew Broadbent 100
Zach Tuohy 98
Rory Laird 97
Tom Langdon 96
Tom McDonald 96
Kade Kolodjashnij 96

SideBySidebottom

If Tom Langdon averages 96 through the finals those loud pops you hear from the Peninsula will be champagne corks from my place.

LongJimmy

Yeah how do they come up with those figures lol

tom

Thoughts on my team? 6 trades with 30k in the 50k in the bank

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

Was planing on Pearce to rookie and Lonie to premo but cannot afford that after Lonie lost cash. So was thinking Steele to Payne for maximum cash and loophole option and then Lonie to either Bartel, Titch or Bont. These trades with leave me with less then 10k in the bank but full premium.

Thoughts?

tom

With 50k in the bank up the top sorry!

randomcliche

Bartel. 🙂 Looks solid.

derek

Lonie to rookie and McKernan to Bartel. Ruck cover is a luxury

tom

Sorry what do you mean ruck cover is a luxury? I thought it was good to have ruck cover?

Swans2012

It is but not if it means mckernan at f6, he is an f7/ruck cover type player

Mac

I was having him at F7 when I was upgrading Lonie…

Swans2012

Sorry then agree with your plan, carry on, Bartel by far the best option you can afford imo.

Dean

You have enough trades left to worry about a injured/Suspended Ruck when or if it happens, so your best trade is Lonie to Knight or Laverde as both have DPP

Then McKernan to Bartel this will also leave you with $86,300

You will then be full Elite Premo with 4 back up trades and you have GAJ in your side, it's one of the best team reveals I have seen on here for ages considering you will still have 4 trades.

What is your overall ranking? I'm ranked 1229 and don't have GAJ and have Saad as my D6 – I will be bringing Bartel in for Krakouer this week and that only leaves me with 2 trades left.

I love your side mate, great planning.

LongJimmy

McKernan dodgy…

Simpson & Gibson a bit shaky…..

randomcliche

Frawley back in a fortnight should release gibson more. Although Spangher is doing a good job. I’d be happy with Simpson in my team. Got the best attitude towards hunting the ball of all carlton (honourable mention tuohy) players and can take a great intercept mark or 4 which score points by the bucket load.

randomcliche

So hold…

Rob

I have 3 trades left with 6K in the bank and I have Hibbered.

What do i do?

randomcliche

Enjoy the points he scores for the rest of the season.

Gold Rush

Sit tight if possile until the finals.

Gold Rush

THAT BE POSSIBLE.

Swans2012

Really?

Hoof Hearted

Bartel or Lids as last upgrade?

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

If Lids can stay on the park, he'd be my choice. Wish I had him

randomcliche

If last trade lids. If planning on building bench cover then Bartel.

Hoof Hearted

I have smith in def Steele in mids and krak fwd as cover my heart says jim but my head is saying lids. Is Saad too much for bench cover?Thanks fellas

randomcliche

I have one premo bench cover (gawn), 5 rookie (Steele, krak lambert amon hamling) and two floating doughnuts. There are teams with at least 2 premo bench cover and a fewer playing rookies and 2 floating doughnuts. Premo cover allows you to cover the occasion week out, loophole good players, Save trades later. Look at players like ziebell Gawn malceski Tmitch smith etc as premo cover. So no saad ain’t too much cover in def, potentially try and get a tom mcdonald or someone better than a rookie! Cheers

SideBySidebottom

Mmmmmmm floating doughnuts…………..

Danners

Deledio any day of the week

derek

Who would have thought that the most expensive player would be a Ruckman.

After the first 2 weeks everyone was screaming about the changes to the ruck scoring and how the best option was to get cheap ruckmen.

Big G

Something was suspiciously not right with the scoring system in those early rounds

Babo

Agree.

One would assume SC made critical changes over those few weeks. I think they tinkered with the system as the season was rolling. Assuming it’s settled at this point.

randomcliche

Blicavs still solid option…but hells yes the machine has had a tweak or two…

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

Can go Wallis to GAJ if I trade Hamling down to H Goddard.

Problem is, this leaves me with 1 trade left for injuries. Will be full premo and gunning for overall position and leagues. Ranked 807 overall.

Will 1 trade be enough? probably not, but I need GAJ.

SideBySidebottom

But if you get two injuries/suspensions/generals is Ablett munching on a doughnut as good as two premiums?

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

good logic, but taking a chance is all part of the fun, right? ha I'll no doubt change my mind several times this week

Swans2012

Tough call, personally I’m running a get as high as I can or die trying type approach, I’d rather make it to say 50 overall in round 21 and then drop out of the top 100 cause no trades left than sit tight and conserve trades and just get by without going up….

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

I knew I'd have your backing swans2012. live by the sword, die by the sword

Swans2012

Dam straight!! Might never get this high again, might as well try to gt as high as possible even if only for one week…..

Swans2012

But in saying that, 1 trade is extreme! I’m thinking of bringing I. Another donut which would take me to 2 trades….. Makes me nervous but like I said don’t want to wish I’d traded!
I have danger and love him but beware sloane coming back can effect his output!!

Danners

If you are running with one trade, you won't be going for overall anymore, GAJ won't score 190 every week

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

fair point. if not GAJ, then who? I like Mundy and his POD, but worried about Ross resting players. Not sure he'll have that luxury this year though. I like Hanners as well but already have JPK, Titch and Buddy from the Swans. Maybe Dangerfield is the answer

SideBySidebottom

Not Freo players at this time of year. The Lyon factor looms large now.

Marcus

Brodie smith to malceski? Got 8 trades

FootyFanatic

If you have 8 trades you could probably afford to downgrade a rookie so that you can upgrade Smith to a premium

CoachDamo

I'm wondering what to do with Brodie as well – I don't want to have to rely on him scoring 50 points come finals time! I think Kelly might be a safer option than Malceski. Kelly is a tackler and if he picks up 20 touches you can lock in 80-100 points.

Gold Rush

Contemplating the same move but I think I will try to move him to the bench in case he comes good, Malceski I'm bringing in.

Marcus

I can only trade steele for money atm and he is my mid cover

Swans2012

smith makes a good d7 imo, so I’d wait and shift him, however Malceski seems sound though I prefer bustanut….

Dean

Msrcus you have a $hit load of trades left, why are u wasting trades by side ways trades it's pointless, Smith & Malceski are averaging the same.

Trade out Smith out for a rookie in Goddard, Fields or Kolodjashnij – In that order, then upgrade one of your other rookies to a elite premium such as Hodge, Shaw, Picken, Murphy, Newns, Rance, Simpson, McDonald or Enright,

Ben

Not sure what to do this week community 10 trades left and 600k on the pine. Would love your thoughts!

D: Shaw, Murphy, Hodge, Newnes, Hibberd, Harbrow (Lever, Mckenzie)

M: Fyfe, Ward, Steven, Neale, Rockcliff, Selwood, Lewis, Swan (Heeney, Glenn, Maynard)

F: Gray, Martin, Goddard, Bont, Mitchell, Bennell (Steele, Daniels)

Ben

R: NicNat, Blitz (Read)

Cam_H

Love Jock, Higgo, and Crouching … rapt with the magazine they and the inner sanctum produced, however … Donors' Podcast?

I think that the last one was in April, around the same time as my team started to fall to bits.

Just wondering. :O/

CoachDamo

Have been watching Goddard for a fortnight thinking this is the week to bring him in – suddenly Bartel appears on my radar. I'm leaning towards BJ – thoughts?

Wattsieesq

I've got Goddard and he's frustrating. I'm looking at Jimmy as well, but I'll be upgrading the Bont to get him.

Dean

Good option but prefer Bartel over Goddard. For what it's worth though I traded out Edwards to Goddard last week and will be bringing in Bartel this week.

Mac

Do I trade Maric? With hampson in the side it seems to be impacting his scoring?

SideBySidebottom

I'm holding.

Danners

Only trade him if you have plenty of trades

BKW

Agree – will assess this at round 19 (finals) but if he keeps punching out 70-80 then a trade is on the cards – hopefully he turns it around

tom

Best rookie options this week? Looking at Kolo and Laverde?

Danners

Fields, Knight you could add to the list

CJay

What pos? Knight Ade Mid/ Fwd

Wattsieesq

I'll add to the list James Harmes, Nankervis, Josh Prudden and Taylor Garner. Hard to go past Fields and Knight.

Percyp

Mids fyfe pendle Kennedy blicavs hepp rock boak treloar.. Who goes for jr?

Mac

Who are your ruckman? You could swing Blitz into the ruck if one of your ruckman isn't performing and get Gaz?

Percyp

Goldy and Jacobs.. Pretty keen 2 hold on both

Liam

Boak or Treloar

SideBySidebottom

Heppel.

SuperCoachMan

Bonts, Titch or Goddard to Gaz? Gut says Titch as he tends to go south towards the end of the years, but mind says bonts.

SideBySidebottom

Bottomsmelly.

Swans2012

+1

jimmy

who to get out of Gaff and Macrae or anyone else under 570k preferably a POD

Tyler

Have a look at the latest dex files on marc murphy

Swans2012

Yeah I reckon the ship has sailed on McRae and gaff

Derek

Have you got Selwood?

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

Look at Mundy. Callan Ward if you can afford a little more

Wattsieesq

Mundy, Sam Mitchell, Luke Parker, JPK. If after a POD, Liam Shiels, Bernie Vince, Kieren Jack, Marc Murphy.

SideBySidebottom

Sidebottom is over his thumb injury now and humming.

Liam

James kelly or brodie smith or nick malceski

Tophawk

Nick Malceski. Serious pedigree and experience. Scored 94 SC points this round. Value for money.

I am thinking of trading out B Smith for Malceski this week. An upgrade IMO for not much extra cash.

Tophawk

Hi Community,

I currently have Mc Kenzie and Boston on my mid bench. Both are currently not playing. I am thinking of moving on one. I am leaning to to Boston. Mc Kenzie is a DPP. Even if he does not play, he could be crucial in the final rounds as trades become scarce and for loopholing at the same time.

Any thoughts?

Liam

I agree, plus Boston will make you more cash as well

Tophawk

Thats what I reckon.

Cash and trades are crucial now.

From here, I will refuse to trade out "playing players", unless absolutely vital.

Boston is on the radar .

Cheers mate

Ryan

Is it worth trading out J. Steele to get Ablett this week? Or wait

Derek

Big yes

BKW

Can you trade someone else? Way too early to trade Steele – still has a heap of cash to make!

Swans2012

But do we need all his cash? I know I dont…..

SideBySidebottom

But he's sensational bench cover.

Francis

Is it worth trading out Hibberd or H. Taylor for Malceski if it leaves me with 5 trades?

Tophawk

YES.

Derek

Sideways trade. Surely you have bigger issues

BKW

Don’t like it

Bridget

What are peoples thoughts on Malceski??

Tophawk

He is an absolute bargain.

Had injury/family issues prior, but seems to be on the up.

94 SC points last round.

With his record, you have to look at him IMO.

Cheers

Danners

If you have trades, and a good gut feeling, go for it

THEBEARD

What I want to do – Saad, Wines for Nick Mal and GAJ

Though can't seem to make it happen.

Question is any of H Goddard, Edwards or Maynard worthy of coming in for D6 instead of Nick Mal or Saad if it means I can get Gaz before he jumps in price to far for me?

With Saad out for a few I'm happy for him to go it's just I think Nick might be good for 90 week in week out now. H Goddard if he can pull his 70 odd every week happy days (yet to be seen even a second game and missed his first game so don't know how he went in the game besides his 72 supercoach) and Maynard looks solid for 60-65.

SideBySidebottom

Defensive rookies are generally not solid.

THEBEARD

Need some advise if I run with those trades leaves me with :

Shaw, McDonald, Rance, Murphy, Hodge, Goddard – Maynard, Edwards

Fyfe, Hannebury, Pendles, Danger, Kennedy, Parker, Lewis, Gaz – Steele, Glenn

Goldy, Maric – Cox

Gray, Martin, Swan, Deledio, TMitchell, Gawn – Lambert, Daniel

Derek

You can’t afford Gaz. If you think you can get a decent score with a defence rookie of field, your kidding yourself.

Keep wines and upgrade Saad

THEBEARD

Saad was pulling 80-85 his average was just below.

I have gun d's in Rance, McDonald, Hodge, Murphy, Shaw and can get Houli or Picken etc though seriously ALL of them bar Shaw and Hodge are puling anywhere from 70 up weekly (e.g Murphy, Rance, McDonald this week all sub 85)

My logic is run with a D6 who might get 60-65 lose a potential 10-30 though make it up with GAJ over Wines and also allows me a sure captain with Fyfe falling to shit and eliminates a bit of a risk in D.

I also have Goddard, Edward and Maynard to rotate for that D6 so allows me to pick who I think will go well and cover it…

THEBEARD

And with that said last week I had Maynard on field last week as Saad was out and got 2,557… Shows it can be done and that's without Gaz and Wines who got 67 I think….

Phil

Alex Browne is another you might wanna consider. Will slip under the radar because he only scored 30 in his first game and missed the next, but he was concussed and tracking pretty nicely before that. Keep an eye out if he's back this week.

Ben

Ben says:

July 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Not sure what to do this week community 10 trades left and 600k on the pine. Would love your thoughts!

D: Shaw, Murphy, Hodge, Newnes, Hibberd, Harbrow (Lever, Mckenzie)

M: Fyfe, Ward, Steven, Neale, Rockcliff, Selwood, Lewis, Swan (Heeney, Glenn, Maynard)

F: Gray, Martin, Goddard, Bont, Mitchell, Bennell (Steele, Daniels)

R: NicNat, Blitz (Read)

Liam

Heeney to GAJ and harbrow to Simpson or some other def premo

shemm

thought on michale hibberd? can hr produce and is it worth two trades yo go get rid off and only leave me with 5

Swans2012

Hold. No sideways in defense. Maybe consider a d7 to loophole him with ie bustanut kelly or Malceski maybe as cheap options if you can do it with two rooks

Kevin

Any suggestions on my team community?
3 trades left with 263k in the war chest
Should I bring goddard and upgrade smith or just tight and hold my trades

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Hodge, Newnes, Houli, Smith (Lever, Pearce)
MID: Fyfe, Pendles, Hanners, Ward, JPK, Beams, Selwood, Wines (Steele, Lambert, Maynard)
RUC: Goldy, Nic nat (Cox)
FWD: Gray, Zorko, Martin, Swan, Mitchell, McKernan (Krakouer, Dale)

Thanks

Derek

McKeran to Bartel

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

3 trades left is rough. I have the same. You've gotta upgrade McKernan and Smith at some point

Bye Week

Guys, like a lot of you, I’m torn on what move to make (or not make).

My team issues

Brodie Smith

Not have ablett.

Upgradables

Cripps

Lewis

Expendables

Tarrant

Boston

Hamling

160k in bank. 8 trades.

I know Cripps upgrade to gaj is prob the obvious. But I’m a carlton fan and love watching the kid play and Lewis is hardly performing better.

And brodie has been a disaster. But not a whole lot of people in def look great apart from the obvious top 4/5def

I could also hold off for a round. Or just bank some extra cash with a downgrade or two. Then I can get ablett whilst having Lewis or Cripps as bench cover (loophole)?

Ben

I think Im going to trade B Smith to Malceski. Risky I know but he hit 90 last week so I'm rolling with it

Bye Week

Him and Kelly seem to be the talk of the fantasy town to replace brodie

Mitch

Looking for a bit of assistance this week community

My team is
shaw kk newnes hodge murphy smith hamling edwards
fyfe pendles selwood beams parker jpk rockliff ablett o'brien mckenzie lambert
goldy maric cox
gray d.martin swan goddard dahlhause s.edwards steele daniel

5 trades and 88k in the bank. going for overall rank
should i..
1. smith out for malceski/kelly
2. downgrade rookie/upgrade smith
3. downgrade rookie upgrade hamling to malceski/kelly
4. upgrade smith to malceski/kelly and sideways edwards to bartel
or any other ideas anyone has

cheers community

cheers community!

throttlefinger

For rank, I would downgrade rook and upgrade Smith. You need a top 8 defs in order to climb the ranks. Brodie "The Pants Soiler" Smith needs to go. In fact, I ditch him for Goddard so I could go full prem in my midfield. That's my 2 cents. Hope it helps.

randomcliche

Option 4 seems strongest and most risky. Option 3 if it want so close to end of season.

randomcliche

*wasn’t

Adam

8 trades $216 k in bank

Current def

Shaw, houli, laird, enright, gibson, ibbo

Who makes way for hodge ??

Wattsieesq

enright

BKW

On current for Houli – had been crap the past month

Adam

Yeah definatley leaning on houli

Matt

Gday community. In need of some assistance. After a year full of suspensions, injuries and letdowns, Ive found myself left with 3 trades and 177k in the bank. Here is my team.

DEF: Shaw, Hodge, Houli, Murphy, Newnes, Taylor, (Hamling, Pearce)

MID: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Beams, Armitage, JPK, Parker, Rocky, (Steele, McKenzie, Neal-Bullen)

RUCK: Goldstein, Martin, (Read)

FWD: Gray, Swan, Goddard, Franklin, Gawn, Daniel, (Lonie, Dale)

So my obvious problem is not having Gaz, but none of my midfielders feel expendable. My other problem is my last forward spot. I was planning on going Lonie straight to Bartel, but am 6k short. I did some experimenting and can go Taylor to Malceski/Kelly and Lonie to Bartel/Dusty leaving me with full premo. Thoughts?

LongJimmy

Community do you think it would be ok to have Jesse Hogan at F6 for the finals with Steele D7 ? Or should I upgrade Hogan with Steele to a Bartel type?

Rick Grimes

Depends on how many trades you have. Personally I'd want Bartel over Hogan. Don't get me wrong, I rate the latter, but JB is going to give you close to 100 every week with little up and down. Steele I'm keeping as my M9/F7 cover.

randomcliche

Bartel. Great player. Great pod. Ride your luck in the ruck!

LongJimmy

Thanks RC !

LongJimmy

Thanks Rick….I am leaning towards keeping Hogan just because I have no ruck cover. If Goldie or NicNat goes down at least I could bring a Ryder or Gawn in to cover. (and it saves 1 trade I guess)

Gary Ablett Jnr

Good morning,

Is it just me, or has pretty boy Nate seemed a little shaken up since I returned?

I’M COMIN’ FOR YA FYFE!

Regards,

Gary

randomcliche

🙂

Deadly

Imagine the kids you two could produce.

randomcliche

Supercoach or Crack addicts I bet

Gary Ablett Jnr

Hi Deadly,

As a Son of God, I’m not sure I agree with your comment about two males producing offspring, but thank you nonetheless.

But to indulge you, a cross between myself and Nate would hopefully have all of my sublime skills and abilities and faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with Nate’s hair.

Good day to you.
Gary

Deadly

Sorry GAJ, didn't mean to offend. It's just that in this day and age I thought it was compulsory.

Babo

On the pipe

Holty

Hi community. Would love your thoughts.
My question is, whats the better trade
1. Trade Lumumba, Smith to Rockliff, J Kelly. (Makes full premo side with 5 trades left)
2. Get GAJ at all costs and bring in Goddard as he will probably average what Smith is at present.

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

You want to play Hugh Goddard on the field for the rest of the year? with that many trades, you should be able to work out a way to get in those guys you want

randomcliche

Looks like you got some decent cash. Prefer a rookie downgrade than the gift or smith. Even if it’s 3 trades for Gaz.

I would not go Gaz though with running goddard on field. Not in a million years. So maybe just the rocky upgrade.

Holty

Thanks lads, much appreciated. Goddard wouldn't be on my field for finals but after these answers made me realise I would have to make 2 extra trades anyway for another premo. In the end I would rather have someone on field guaranteed of a game then a sub-vest risk for finals. Thanks again. Plus, I might be lucky enough to squeeze Ablett in for Barlow later if all works out well.

SideBySidebottom

Holty, anything that flicks Lumumba is a win on many levels.

Danners

Great stuff Chicko! I have had B.Smith for a while now as well, I was planning on trading him out until McGovern decided to tear his hamstring.
I'm looking at doing
McGovern-Fields
B.Smith-Nice def premo
Hoping that Hamling plays and upgrade him the week after and downgrading another rookie
Defence at the moment is
Shaw, Hodge, McDonald, Enright, McGovern, Smith (Hamling, A.Pearce)
6 trades left, nothing in the bank
What should I do community?

Ethan

Hamling i think will miss just to ensure he's 100% fit

Francis

Who is the best downgrade option this week?

Wattsieesq

Knight for his DPP closely followed by Fields

Kashie99

Hey Guys,

Want your thoughts on Jelwood.
Have 5 trades and 41k – am 1.5k short from a straight swap to Rocky – meaning i have to make 2 trades to get rid of him.
The option i have is wait a week – hope Steele makes 60k – Selwood gets 110 and Danger doesnt go up much and then Steele to rookie and Selwood to Danger
Should i do that or hold?

derek

why would you get rid of Selwood?

If I didn't already have him in my team I would be looking at getting him in this week.

he has had a nice rest, bartel, Kelly, Duncan & Stokes are all back in the cats team now to take the pressure off him. He has finished the last two years very strong and I can see him doing that again as the cats are really fighting for a place in the top 8, and finally Selwood is a gun!, one of the few (with Gaz, Fyfe & pendlbury) ultra premiums in Supercoach. Danger, priddis, Sloane, rocky etc are all great players, but still at the level just below the ultra premiums.

you will regret trading him out.

Kashie99

You have just given me reason not to trade him – never thought of that.
Thanks Derek.
Great advice

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

surely a fit and firing Rocky is in the ultra premo category

Kashie99

I also have Hibberd in the def – should i trade or hold? again probably same problem – will have to use 2 trades on him
Def – Shaw, Picken, Hodge, Gibson, Yeo, Hibberd (Holman, Goddard) also have Higgins in fwd – but want him to stay there to ultilise the def/fwd swing

mcleal10

What rookies are best for each position?

Kashie99

Hugh Goddard, Tom Fields, Jake Kolodjashnij for def
Riley Knight for mid/fwd
please comment if i have missed anyone – but i think those are the 3 you probably need to target

Mac

Laverde looked good

Jambo

He still scored quite low and in under 18's, he didn't score too highly.

SideBySidebottom

Those four are definitely a good three.

Kashie99

Thanks!…. i edited in Jake Kolo in and didnt change the rest of the comment….

Ben

What does everyone reckon:
B Smith -> Malceski
B Franklin -> M Gawn (To cover any ruck injury through T Read)

Kashie99

DONT trade Buddy for Gawn – pretty waste of trade – dont mind Smith to Malceski – i reckon Malceski is starting to find some form.
By trading to Gawn – you are hoping that someone goes down and may be losing 10 ppg

randomcliche

Franklin gawn is sideways. Avoid until you actually get an injury. Also Jamar got 44 possies on the w/e. Don’t slip up now Gawn….

Xav

Hi community would love to hear your thoughts on my trades
Hamling———>fields if named
Lever———–>tmac
This will leave me one off full premo if you count b smith as a premo
Looking to bring in dusty next week
Issue is after this I have no money and 3 trades

Liam

Sounds good

SideBySidebottom

"fields if named" What if he's not named the next few weeks, or none of them?