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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?

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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. Once again, what a score by Goldy!

Cheers

Chicko


299 Comments

Joe · 20/07/2015 at 14:37

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 · 20/07/2015 at 14:41

    danger

    Joe · 20/07/2015 at 15:04

    uhhhh im gonna wrestle with this decision the rest of the week 🙁

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 15:05

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 17:54

      Why are you trading higgins hes been great avg of 93

        Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:25

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

          Marcus · 20/07/2015 at 19:27

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

            Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:55

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

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:36

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

Ron · 20/07/2015 at 14:48

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

    SideBySidebottom · 20/07/2015 at 16:03

    Goldy won't be playing Essendon every week.

      FootyFanatic · 20/07/2015 at 16:17

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

      MC · 20/07/2015 at 16:59

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

        Dave Dreamer · 21/07/2015 at 10:02

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

Antman · 20/07/2015 at 14:50

Lever to Birchall for me

randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 14:59

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 · 20/07/2015 at 15:00

    *Rest

TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 15:14

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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:35

    How many trades you got?

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 22:16

      Got 5 left.

derek · 20/07/2015 at 15:22

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 · 20/07/2015 at 15:25

    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. 🙂

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 15:27

      Sorry I think Rd 19 is first week of finals so we are all stuffed if the general strikes. Better have good cover.

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:40

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

      randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:41

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

    SideBySidebottom · 20/07/2015 at 18:43

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 19:35

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

Liam · 20/07/2015 at 15:28

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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:17

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:27

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

C-Train · 20/07/2015 at 15:29

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

    C-Train · 20/07/2015 at 15:30

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

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 15:40

      Goldy predicted to be $760k and abs $740k come finals if go at 120 next two weeks. Hope u got some serious coin.

      randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:19

      Gaz.

    LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:13

    sell everything to get both

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:35

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

      BKW · 21/07/2015 at 18:08

      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 · 20/07/2015 at 15:39

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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:20

    Well done.

    CoachDamo · 20/07/2015 at 18:14

    Doing well – good job!

Tom · 20/07/2015 at 15:46

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

    Xav · 20/07/2015 at 16:20

    Fields

    Tyler · 20/07/2015 at 16:28

    hugh goddard

LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 15:57

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 · 20/07/2015 at 15:58

    oops already have Newnes

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:23

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:23

      *Block

        SideBySidebottom · 20/07/2015 at 18:54

        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 · 21/07/2015 at 10:53

          Love it 🙂 ‘the Blick’

      LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:32

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

        LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:35

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

          randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:52

          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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:30

    Picken

      LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:33

      thanks Tyler

        LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:36

        Picken is predicted to get 109 avg through final

          LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:36

          *finals

            LongJimmy · 20/07/2015 at 16:44

            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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:56

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

                LongJimmy · 21/07/2015 at 08:41

                Yeah how do they come up with those figures lol

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 10:02

              Yeah Robertson to outscore Hodge. Seriously? One game does not make a season.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 16:32

    I think Jamie mac will b out for 3 or so with a hammy but check the injury report.

tom · 20/07/2015 at 15:58

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 · 20/07/2015 at 15:59

    With 50k in the bank up the top sorry!

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:26

    Bartel. 🙂 Looks solid.

    derek · 20/07/2015 at 16:52

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

      tom · 20/07/2015 at 18:47

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

        Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:40

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

          Mac · 21/07/2015 at 07:31

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

            Swans2012 · 21/07/2015 at 09:17

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

    Dean · 21/07/2015 at 18:56

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 16:12

McKernan dodgy…

Simpson & Gibson a bit shaky…..

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 17:13

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 17:14

      So hold…

Rob · 20/07/2015 at 16:14

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

What do i do?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 16:21

    If not injured nada as 3 is minimum trades this time of year.

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 16:28

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

    Gold Rush · 20/07/2015 at 18:18

    Sit tight if possile until the finals.

      Gold Rush · 20/07/2015 at 18:19

      THAT BE POSSIBLE.

        Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:41

        Really?

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/07/2015 at 09:19

          Your a bit different u r going all guns blazing for overall but if that is not your goal if he is playing let him play save the trade and look to upgrade during finals if required.

Hoof Hearted · 20/07/2015 at 16:56

Bartel or Lids as last upgrade?

    @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 20/07/2015 at 17:13

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

    randomcliche · 20/07/2015 at 17:16

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

      Hoof Hearted · 20/07/2015 at 18:23

      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 · 21/07/2015 at 11:05

        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 · 21/07/2015 at 20:45

          Mmmmmmm floating doughnuts…………..

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:34

    Deledio any day of the week

    PDAP · 21/07/2015 at 14:53

    No Goldy VC or C for me this week because he has some opposition in Martin, Brisbane. There are better options this week.

derek · 20/07/2015 at 16:59

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 · 20/07/2015 at 17:07

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

      Babo · 21/07/2015 at 00:16

      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 · 20/07/2015 at 17:18

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

@KrazeeEyezK1lla · 20/07/2015 at 17:12

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.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2015 at 17:15

    Can’t remember is that with Smith on the ground?

      @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 21/07/2015 at 09:23

      Smith is gone. Tmac came in. So I'd be full premo WITHOUT Smith

    SideBySidebottom · 20/07/2015 at 19:26

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

      @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 21/07/2015 at 09:24

      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 · 20/07/2015 at 19:47

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 09:25

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

        Swans2012 · 21/07/2015 at 18:32

        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 · 21/07/2015 at 18:34

          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 · 21/07/2015 at 12:34

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

      @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 21/07/2015 at 14:13

      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 · 21/07/2015 at 20:50

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

Marcus · 20/07/2015 at 17:58

Brodie smith to malceski? Got 8 trades

    FootyFanatic · 20/07/2015 at 18:18

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

    CoachDamo · 20/07/2015 at 18:19

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:21

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 19:29

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

        Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:50

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

    Dean · 21/07/2015 at 19:17

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:17

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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:19

    R: NicNat, Blitz (Read)

Cam_H · 20/07/2015 at 18:20

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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:25

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 · 21/07/2015 at 15:21

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 19:22

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:46

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

    SideBySidebottom · 20/07/2015 at 19:28

    I'm holding.

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:32

    Only trade him if you have plenty of trades

      BKW · 21/07/2015 at 18:15

      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 · 20/07/2015 at 18:48

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

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:32

    Fields, Knight you could add to the list

    CJay · 21/07/2015 at 12:47

    What pos? Knight Ade Mid/ Fwd

    Wattsieesq · 21/07/2015 at 15:27

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

Percyp · 20/07/2015 at 19:05

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

    Mac · 20/07/2015 at 19:12

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

      Percyp · 20/07/2015 at 20:02

      Goldy and Jacobs.. Pretty keen 2 hold on both

    Liam · 20/07/2015 at 21:35

    Boak or Treloar

    SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 20:59

    Heppel.

SuperCoachMan · 20/07/2015 at 19:27

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 · 20/07/2015 at 19:32

    Bottomsmelly.

      Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:51

      +1

jimmy · 20/07/2015 at 19:32

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

    Tyler · 20/07/2015 at 19:53

    Have a look at the latest dex files on marc murphy

      Swans2012 · 20/07/2015 at 19:57

      Yeah I reckon the ship has sailed on McRae and gaff

    Derek · 21/07/2015 at 00:24

    Have you got Selwood?

    @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 21/07/2015 at 14:39

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

    Wattsieesq · 21/07/2015 at 15:33

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

    SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:02

    Sidebottom is over his thumb injury now and humming.

Liam · 20/07/2015 at 20:41

James kelly or brodie smith or nick malceski

    Tophawk · 20/07/2015 at 20:48

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 20:43

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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:13

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

      Tophawk · 20/07/2015 at 21:47

      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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:04

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

    Derek · 21/07/2015 at 00:22

    Big yes

      BKW · 21/07/2015 at 18:18

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

        Swans2012 · 21/07/2015 at 18:29

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

          SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:03

          But he's sensational bench cover.

Francis · 20/07/2015 at 21:06

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

    Tophawk · 20/07/2015 at 22:11

    YES.

    Derek · 21/07/2015 at 00:21

    Sideways trade. Surely you have bigger issues

      BKW · 21/07/2015 at 18:19

      Don’t like it

Bridget · 20/07/2015 at 21:07

What are peoples thoughts on Malceski??

    Tophawk · 20/07/2015 at 22:17

    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

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/07/2015 at 09:24

      +1 but will depend on each situation and what is left in the trade cupboard

    Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:31

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

THEBEARD · 20/07/2015 at 21:14

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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:18

    Defensive rookies are generally not solid.

    THEBEARD · 20/07/2015 at 21:18

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 00:19

      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 · 21/07/2015 at 12:45

        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 · 21/07/2015 at 12:47

          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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:40

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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:46

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 · 20/07/2015 at 21:50

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

shemm · 20/07/2015 at 22:05

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 · 21/07/2015 at 09:20

    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 · 20/07/2015 at 22:24

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 · 21/07/2015 at 00:13

    McKeran to Bartel

    @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 21/07/2015 at 14:41

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

Bye Week · 20/07/2015 at 22:37

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 · 21/07/2015 at 17:58

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 23:17

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

Mitch · 20/07/2015 at 23:43

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 · 21/07/2015 at 03:44

    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 · 22/07/2015 at 11:57

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

      randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:57

      *wasn’t

Adam · 21/07/2015 at 06:12

8 trades $216 k in bank

Current def

Shaw, houli, laird, enright, gibson, ibbo

Who makes way for hodge ??

    Wattsieesq · 21/07/2015 at 15:44

    enright

      BKW · 21/07/2015 at 18:22

      On current for Houli – had been crap the past month

        Adam · 21/07/2015 at 20:09

        Yeah definatley leaning on houli

Matt · 21/07/2015 at 06:33

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?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/07/2015 at 09:35

    R u going for overall? If not why trade? If u do u will only have 1 up your sleeve with little cover if the general or injuries strikes next week or finals.

      Matt · 21/07/2015 at 15:51

      Im ranked 3500 now so I dont think overall is on the cards anymore. Im 3rd in my main cash league however.

        Dean · 21/07/2015 at 23:06

        matt im 1229 overall and have 3 trades left and I have no chance for the overall prize. So if your ranked 3500 then save your trades each trade is worth allot because we still have 6 weeks. Save your trades, forget about Gaz, im in the same situation,

        it's suicide burning 2 trades to bring in even the AFL God himself, when you only have 3 trades left.
        Have you considered going Lonie straight to GUNSTON – He is a consistent forward that scores 80+ week in week out.
        Here is Gunston's weekly score sheet: 70-101-100-91-135-96-98-91-113-86-22-108-86-61-106 – He has a average of 91 and as you can see he has only had one shocking game where he scored 22, if he didn't score that 22 his average would be 100.
        He is allot safer and consistent compared to Franklin that's for sure and I honestly cannot see much difference in Gunston's overall score for the last 6 rounds compared to someone like Bartel. Many people have forgotten Gunston for what ever reason, but for $425,000 the GUN is seriously worth considering.

        Good luck mate.

          Matt · 22/07/2015 at 06:26

          Completely overlooked Gunston. Had him last year for a bit and he is fairly consistent. Thanks Dean.

LongJimmy · 21/07/2015 at 09:00

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 · 21/07/2015 at 09:05

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 11:19

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

      LongJimmy · 21/07/2015 at 13:23

      Thanks RC !

LongJimmy · 21/07/2015 at 09:47

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 · 21/07/2015 at 09:58

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 · 21/07/2015 at 11:17

    🙂

    Deadly · 21/07/2015 at 11:19

    Imagine the kids you two could produce.

      randomcliche · 21/07/2015 at 11:21

      Supercoach or Crack addicts I bet

      Gary Ablett Jnr · 21/07/2015 at 12:02

      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 · 21/07/2015 at 13:19

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

    Babo · 21/07/2015 at 21:34

    On the pipe

Holty · 21/07/2015 at 10:57

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 · 21/07/2015 at 11:02

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 11:16

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 13:36

      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 · 21/07/2015 at 21:28

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

Danners · 21/07/2015 at 12:29

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?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/07/2015 at 13:15

    I think u have the two premo Defender rest are a toss of a coin..how about bustanut and mal for McGovern and Smith?

    Ethan · 21/07/2015 at 22:13

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

Francis · 21/07/2015 at 13:58

Who is the best downgrade option this week?

    Wattsieesq · 21/07/2015 at 15:51

    Knight for his DPP closely followed by Fields

Kashie99 · 21/07/2015 at 16:37

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 · 21/07/2015 at 17:30

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 17:45

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

      @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 22/07/2015 at 16:24

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

    Kashie99 · 21/07/2015 at 17:51

    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

    PDAP · 21/07/2015 at 18:51

    Beware of trading Selwood. The week off would have done him no harm. Wait a week because Dangers 2016 decision maybe made this week. Will his excellent year to date be affected?

PDAP · 21/07/2015 at 16:43

I have one premo forward spot left and I am trading Hogan, despite his low BE for either Roughead or Bartel. I am leaning towards the former. Thoughts?

    derek · 21/07/2015 at 17:31

    hawthorn share the SC points around to much. Avoid them.

      SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:31

      Bartel. Bartel. Bartel.

      PDAP · 22/07/2015 at 08:06

      Yes Derek, that seems to be the case. Looking at the top 20 SC teams, Hodge is the only Hawk.

    randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 10:34

    Rule 1. No key position forwards
    Rule 2. Don’t talk about breaking rule 1.
    Rule 3. Don’t talk about breaking rule 1.

    With apologies to brad pitt.

mcleal10 · 21/07/2015 at 17:24

What rookies are best for each position?

    Kashie99 · 21/07/2015 at 17:47

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 19:51

      Laverde looked good

        Jambo · 21/07/2015 at 21:25

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

      SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:33

      Those four are definitely a good three.

        Kashie99 · 21/07/2015 at 21:37

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

Ben · 21/07/2015 at 17:53

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

    Kashie99 · 21/07/2015 at 17:58

    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 · 22/07/2015 at 10:38

    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 · 21/07/2015 at 19:10

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 · 21/07/2015 at 20:17

    Sounds good

    SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:35

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

Josh · 21/07/2015 at 19:16

Malceski or J Kelly, who would you recommend. Any help would be great

    Liam · 21/07/2015 at 20:19

    Kelly will be more reliable, but Malceski was the highest priced defender at the start of the year and is starting to hit some form.
    Overall I would go to Malceski

    Jambo · 21/07/2015 at 21:24

    Malceski. It is likely that James Kelly could wear the sub vest a couple more times this year.

Liam · 21/07/2015 at 20:12

Need a defender under 460k.
Who should I get?

    Josh · 21/07/2015 at 20:13

    Tmac??

      Liam · 21/07/2015 at 20:14

      That's who I was going to go with but seeing him playing forward makes me nervous

Antonio · 21/07/2015 at 20:35

McKernan to Bartel and Lonie to H. Goddard, or Heppell to Ablet and Lonie to McKernan?

    Antonio · 21/07/2015 at 20:45

    Lonie to Goddard I meant

      SideBySidebottom · 21/07/2015 at 21:46

      Thanks. The initial post was confusing. Get Ablett.

Gibbo · 21/07/2015 at 20:35

Hi everyone thoughts on any trades ?

Team is

Shaw, Houli, Newnes, Yeo, Docherty, Gibson

Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Kennedy, Selwood, Lewis, Wines

Goldstein, Jacobs

Gray, Martin, Dahlhouse, Goddard, Mitchell, Franklin

8 trades left only 2k in the bank

Thoughts on any trades required ?

    BCHawks · 21/07/2015 at 21:00

    Depends what rookies you have but I would look at getting in Rocky for Lewis. Other thank that it is a very solid team.

      Gibbo · 21/07/2015 at 21:01

      Thanks !
      Bench is
      Beasley, Edwardes
      Mckenzie, Glen, Steele
      Downie
      Lambert, Daniel

        BCHawks · 21/07/2015 at 21:33

        I'd probably downgrade Mckenzie for H.Goddard via lambert and then upgrade Lewis to Rockliff.

    Phil · 21/07/2015 at 21:52

    One of the best teams I've seen with plenty of trades left and cover in every position. Lewis or Selwood for Rockcliff seems a good one to make. I wouldn't bring in Goddard, his F/B isn't going to help you much and I'd prefer Lambert and Steele on opposite lines like u have now.
    I'd look at bringing in a cheap D7 for cover. Malceski or Smith for Beasley. Not sure how to fund it McKenzie to Maynard would have been a good one last week. Maybe McKenzie to Knight to get another M/F

    randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 10:46

    Get Hodge from some sort of double or tripple set of rookies to set up mid defence swing set. Alternative get gawn to set up ruck forward swing set. Get a floating doughnut. Enjoy those trades. I think you have more than most with a very strong team.

Eatemalive · 21/07/2015 at 21:31

Surely Malcheski is a bargain at 348k and only owned by 5% of teams as a huge POD,was No1 Def LY and is coming into form , I also see the Suns with Ablett and also Saad,Dixon & Bennell back this week they may cause a few upsets.

Jack · 21/07/2015 at 22:03

6 trades left and $187k in the bank.

Should I trade Saad to Hodge? I only have Alex Pearce and Joel Hamling as backup defenders. I was hoping Saad could be D7. Backline currently is:

Shaw, Enright, Rance, Higgins, Newnes, Saad (Pearce, Hamling)

Note: I still have Jack Steele on the field in the forward line. Otherwise, full premo. If I make this trade I’ll have to hope for something to come up to downgrade a Lambert or a Boston to then upgrade for my last forward spot for finals.

    judd0 · 22/07/2015 at 01:04

    Do it!

    Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:44

    If Saad back this week keep him and save money for forward upgrade

Donavan · 21/07/2015 at 22:31

Anyone know when Adam Saad will be back?

    Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:42

    He is a big chance this week, will be tested

Donavan · 21/07/2015 at 23:25

Community, please help, need a win this weeks to claim a top 8 league position in my main league.

My team, with 6 trades remaining & $79,800 in the bank.

Def – Shaw, Houli, Ibbotson, Hibberd, Simpson, Smith (Saad, Hamling)
Mid – Fyfe, Pendlebury, Priddis, Kennedy, M.Murphy, J.Selwood, Lewis, Ablett (Boston, Steele, Glenn)
Rucks – Goldstein, Kreuzer (Cox)
Fwd – Gray, Goddard, Gunston, Franklin, Motlop, Hogan (Daniel, Dale)

My opposition's team as at last round-

Def – Shaw, Higgins, Houli, Hooker, McGovern (Inj), Lever (Hamling, Maynard)
Mid – Ablett, Dangerfield, Hannebury, Pendlebury, Fyfe, Kennedy, Mundy, Lewis (Boston, Steele, McKenzie)
Rucks – Goldstein, Jacobs (Cox)
Fwd – Deledio, Gray, Martin, Swan, T.Mitchell, Bontempelli (Lambert, Dale)

As stated I need to win this week to make the finals, given this weeks match-up's can you please advise where I am best using my 2 trades this week to give my team the best chance of a much needed win.

Thanks in advance community.

    Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:41

    I see your weakest position is Kruezer vs Jacobs.

    Carlton play hawthorn and crows play Suns.

    If Saad is named this week I would downgrad Smith and upgrade Kruezer, if Saad not named I would down grade him.

    randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:11

    The best way I think for you is to be as close as possible to full premo. I think your d6 and F6 and after that f5 are the weak links. There are also some value players out there to build your team. With a season long approach I would go saad to malceskie and hogan to Bartel. With a view to getting Hodge, Gawn, Deledio in at some point. But to max your team this week without killing structures and sideways rubbish…I’d still go malceski from saad and smith to d7. Then go hogan to either Bartel or gawn. Crazy that both the short and long term align imo. At first glance I can’t see a way to get Hodge over nm and upgrade hogan. That’s why….good luck. Note gawn be of 44 and Bartel 59. Rocky 83.

      randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:12

      Don’t forget to loophole where possible!

        randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:45

        There is a risk they bring in Hodge for McGovern. Hodge plays friday night so you have now way of knowing unless your actually know them and they will tell you. You could go hogan swing Steele fwd and saad to Hodge. Although I still think Bartel and nm is better.

      derek · 22/07/2015 at 11:38

      I think he needs a win this week! no point in building a premo team if he doesn't get a win this week. that's why I had focused on Kruezer as a possible H2H loss against Jacobs this week.

        Donavan · 22/07/2015 at 18:20

        Thanks Random & Derek, I will wait for the team selections Thursday night, and then take into account both of your comments.

        Erring more on the side of Random's suggestions, as I think that Kreuzer can score well against Hawthorn (The Ruck is not a particularly strong point for Hawthorn, and Kreuzer has been tracking well, with the slight down week against Sandilands).

Juzzy · 21/07/2015 at 23:43

Hi Community,

Full premo, Ablett in etc … Mcgovern gone down. Hamling/Edwards as Def cover. Only 3 trades left.

7000 overall so under no illusions about winning the whole thing but entrenched in top 4 in all my leagues

Only $85,000. My gut tells me to play the bench players and hang on to the trades, but McGovern to Kelly or Geary is looking tempting.

Any opinions ?

    judd0 · 22/07/2015 at 01:01

    Yer I would say hold my friend, if it comes to finals and you still have 3 trades then upgrade one of them.
    But the way the seasons going you better hold those 3.

      Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:32

      But McGovern likely out for rest of season. He has to ho

    randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:15

    Malceskie swap if out for season. Value written all over it.

Matt · 22/07/2015 at 06:43

Looking for a POD under 460k for my last forward spot. Who out of JJK, D. Smith, Boomer, Motlop, Gunston and Ziebell?

    Dave Dreamer · 22/07/2015 at 07:21

    Norths look like they have a decent run home. So could be worth a punt on Boomer or Ziebel.

    Jack · 22/07/2015 at 20:35

    Devon!

Antonio · 22/07/2015 at 06:59

Option 1: Heppell to Ablett and Lonie to Goddard

OR

Option 2: Lonie to Bartel and McKernan to Goddard?

    Luviboy1 · 22/07/2015 at 07:19

    Hugh or BJ?

      Antonio · 22/07/2015 at 09:26

      Sorry Hugh that is.

    Dave Dreamer · 22/07/2015 at 07:19

    Option 1. I factor it's worth at least 30 more points a week.

Mac · 22/07/2015 at 07:20

Thoughts on Devon Smith? Also is it worth trading McKernan instead of Steele?

    Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:30

    I think Giles will play this week. Time to get rid of McKernan

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 11:15

    Smith be a good pod but very up and down. Don’t chase last week’s points as they are gone.

Derek · 22/07/2015 at 09:52

Big chance Sloane will play this week. Anyone?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 10:47

    Not going there again. Burnt two trades on him and mids r done.

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2015 at 11:18

    A most unlikely Burnman. Can’t do it again

TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 10:13

Is shaw and hamling/Goddard better than mal and Smith? Can either wait for Steele to fatten and go Smith to shaw come finals or go Steele to mal now and keep Smith as d7 cover with Mal at d6. Think I need shaw come finals so option 1?

    randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:25

    I’m not sure you are paying overs for Shaw atm but agreed he is very bloody useful.

    You can still go Steele to nm next week as Steele be is 40 points less than nm. If you have trades to burn suggest double down this week elsewhere and double up to nm and Shaw next week.Can you get Kelly and NM?

    But yeah I would say Shaw plus rookie is at least equal to nm plus smith but not by much and does bring selection risks not present in playing rookie option.

      randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:29

      Selection risks are present in playing rookie option….sry

        randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 11:37

        If no rookies to cull look at say a lids to Bartel option this week to create cash without killing scoring potential too much. Because Bartel plus Shaw is gunna beat smith plus any forward if you can make that happen.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 11:40

        Yeah I think I am gonna sit and wait though it is grinding at me not having shaw as most others do. Definitely don’t have trades to burn so gotta make this one count. Other option to swing bont back via Goddard and go bont to shaw but this again will use two trades as have no cash and take my insurance policy for fwd mid swing, though still have Steele as that insurance. So it is bont now or Steele 2-3 weeks gets the chop for shaw.

          randomcliche · 22/07/2015 at 14:39

          Using bont sounds bad to me if you are not in the overall ranking hunt. I would only cash premo cover in the last week or so. Suggest Steele. Unless you are in the top 200 then that’s a different question….all the best. If you are SC cup knockout it really depends on your opponent round to round. If league then hold.

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2015 at 20:20

            Yeah I know will sit on my hands and wait. Surely shaw can have an average one this week 80 odd b nice. 🙂

@wheels_1987 · 22/07/2015 at 12:26

OUT Kieran Jack ($555,000) (brought him in when he bottomed out) IN Ablett ($700,200)
OUT McKernan ($343,600) IN Knight ($123,900)

243 k in the bank
6 trades left

    Derek · 22/07/2015 at 12:31

    Who is your F6?

Jack the king · 22/07/2015 at 13:56

Hello fellow supercoachinians, I currently need 4 wins off 2 rounds and I need your help. I was thinking about bringing in some intercontinental talent but I don't know how to improve my current 17 primo lineup. I think I'm about 10th and was wondering if any cheat codes might help? Thank you brothers ❤️

    Mac · 22/07/2015 at 15:48

    Comedian, you are the King, do something about it

@KrazeeEyezK1lla · 22/07/2015 at 15:21

So apparently Dayne Beams has a pretty banged up shoulder and may have surgery before the season is over. Something to consider for people like me who have him, who are movnig heaven and earth to get in GAJ and not leaving many trades left in the process

Mac · 22/07/2015 at 15:49

BJ Goddard, Bartel, Tom Mitchell, Roughy or Bont

panther · 22/07/2015 at 15:53

hello community is Mitch Duncan a valid mid POD

    @KrazeeEyezK1lla · 22/07/2015 at 15:58

    others like Mundy, Montagna, etc. are POD's and I reckon you'd get more out of them.

    Mundy is ranked like 5th overall or something like that for points scored, and is only in around 10% of teams

      panther · 22/07/2015 at 16:03

      for everyone my mids are
      Fyfe Pendles Priddis Parker Heppell Montagna Mundy

    Mac · 22/07/2015 at 16:17

    How about Armitage? Sidebottom, Treloar

Rawkus11 · 22/07/2015 at 17:06

Got 8 trades left with one premo spot to be filled (D6). Want to build up some coin to trade Lever to hopefully anyone i like on the eve of finals.

Who has better js out of Fields/Leverde/Knight/Harmes/J Kolo?

Gonna bring it 2

    Donavan · 22/07/2015 at 18:31

    I watched the Adelaide game, and think that Knight will be in their team for the rest of the season.

    Not sure regarding the others.

Dean · 22/07/2015 at 21:17

Fields has best JS by a mile. Carlton have no option but to play there kids….

Knight wont play rest of the season, no way especially with Sloan coming back and Lever just came back.

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