Patch’s Panic Room – Round 20

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Patch - Supercoach Panic Room MasterGday community! If you’re still here, you’ve likely made it through to a semi-final; either by kicking out a good mate from an elimination final or on the end of a bruising from a top 4 aspirant.

If you’ve got the week off – take a well-earned break. If you’re outside the top 100, hold your trades, ignore rank, go for glory. If – like me – you’re lining up this week, good luck to you. That is, unless you’re General Soreness, who I have to overcome to progress to a preliminary final.

What a week we got served up by the Supercoach gods last week! Fyfe, Franklin, Deledio, Bob Murphy, Nic Nat’s late omission and Beams and Wines all dropping out in the same week – with popular sub Bailey Dale racking up the one paltry point – caused absolute panic and devastating impact. I’m a bit more smug than Chicko was this week, as I managed to avoid most of it and post a 2569 (far and away my biggest score for the year) and progress one more week before General puts me to sleep for the year.

We’ll get into the news, praying to whatever god you believe in it’s better than last week


It is. A host of premiums return this week, with the likes of Nat Fye, the ever stoic Bob Murphy and Brett the ‘remember-when-I missed-all-those-games-at-the-start-of-the-year-and-Patch-told-you-I’d-do-it-again-when-you-needed-me-mostDeledio coming back in for their respective sides.. Although now I’ve let the ego slide out a little bit I’m going to get hit with a POD going down.

Although having given back some of our premiums with one hand, the Supercoach gods taketh away with the other. Much of our bench cover in Brayden Maynard, Bailey Dale, Sam Colquhoun and Dan McKenzie all missing this week.

Anyone holding Nathan Krakouer will be pleased to hear of his revival to the Port side, and likewise Jack Steele returns for GWS to relive the bench pain.

Nic Naitanui will miss this week as well as he copes with the passing of his mother, and we send him our condolences, for the void in his life is much, much bigger than the hole in our Supercoach teams.

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin will not return this week, still troubled by his back, and if you’ve got trades it’s time to move him on. If not, you’re going to have to hope he plays next week should you make it.

Michael Hurley will again miss this week’s game and Shaun Hampson has been dropped. Hampson’s omission will greatly boost the score of Ivan “The Mullet” Maric this week, so anyone with the mullet should be stoked.

Matthew Lobbe has also been dropped, likely leaving anyone with Paddy Ryder better off score-wise.

Whispers are also abounding that Shaun Higgins – after defying Jock all season – might raise a single finger salute to all those who trusted him by being in doubt with – you guessed it – a niggling injury. If you’re looking to trade him in, I’d wait to find if he’s playing first.lekgraph

Of course, being finals, I’d expect another five late outs just to kick us while we’re down.


If you’re looking for trade-ins this week, I’ve been persuaded on twitter to hit up Trent Cotchin, I’d have a good, hard look at Kade Simpson if I had any trades left and still like both Dayne Zorko and Chad Wingard up forward.

Both Josh Caddy and Brent Stanton are also smokies in the midfield, averaging 118 and 121 over the last five rounds respectively. Stanton especially loves playing without Jobe in the side. Both come with plenty of risk, however.


Is pretty much done for the year, as we’re not needing to watch prices rise and fall in anticipation of fallen premiums or maturing cash cows. So both Dan and Eddie can have the next few weeks off, as they go do other movies like Ghostbusters and Shrek.

The rookie rumble is of course gone as well, so that leaves me with less time spent writing and more time alternating between begging General for mercy, the foetal position and praying to the vengeful Supercoach gods. Make sure you also check out Lek’s magnificent moustache bringing forth the Word of Supercoach, and the essential captain’s report by Barron von Crow.

Until then community, I hope to see you next week as we march towards victory! Best of luck, people!


Mac · 14/08/2015 at 15:28

Thoughts on my team? 2 trades left and $175,000 in the bank.

Hodge, Shaw, Simpson, Murphy, Gibson, Newnes, Pearce, Goddard
Fyfe, Priddis, Dangerfield, JPK, Parker, Hannebery, Treloar, Rockliff, O'Brien, Lambert, Adamson
Goldstein, Maric, Read
Gray, Martin, Swan, Goddard, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Steele, Daniel

I have a couple of options:
Hold trades, and put Lambert and Steele on field for Buddy and Treloar having 2 trades still remaining.
Trade Treloar and Buddy to 2 other premos leaving me with no trades left.
Trade O'Brien to either Harvey, Mitchell or Ziebell (All DPP) to cover Buddy or Treloar, and put either Lambert or Steele on to cover the other. This also allows me to have premo bench cover for fwd and mid.


    Liam · 14/08/2015 at 15:36

    Trade Buddy.
    His back is stuffed.

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 16:00

    Treloar and Buddy out. Now isn't the time to be holding premos.

      Mac · 14/08/2015 at 16:06

      And just back Lambert for bench cover if premos get injured?

        tom · 14/08/2015 at 16:09

        Zorko and Pendles in

    Anonymous · 14/08/2015 at 18:47

    bring in pendles and wingard

      Anonymous · 14/08/2015 at 18:48

      or bartel

Liam · 14/08/2015 at 15:35

Great stuff Patch

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 16:00

    Thaaanks mate!

PDAP · 14/08/2015 at 15:49

Patch. It is also worth noting that Bontempeli was also written off by Jock at the beginning of the SC season.
Trade Buddy or trust Lambert?

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 16:01

    Buddy's back is stuffed. Lambert has done us well, but he is no premo. Boot him, ASAP, PDAP.

      PDAP · 14/08/2015 at 23:43

      Patch. Buddy kicked 3 goals with a stuffed back. I will take 6 goals with a 1/2 stuffed back.

Spooners · 14/08/2015 at 15:54

Great stuff Patch, I’m looking to trade Delidio in this week and then next week trade KK or James Kelly to a Kade Simpson, Higgins or Roberton.

Is this a good plan to finish off my year?

Thoughts appreciated

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 16:04

    I reckon Lids in is a good move, despite my rant against him. Not as sure about the backline restructure – might hold off if you're in a strong position I'd hold otherwise Simpson is a good move

      Spooners · 14/08/2015 at 17:21

      Thanks mate

Adam · 14/08/2015 at 16:00

This week ive gone

Griffen to Rockliff

Grundy to jacobs

1 trade left 53k feeling good

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 16:07

    Looking good, too Adam!

      Adam · 14/08/2015 at 19:17

      Cheers ay

Andy · 14/08/2015 at 16:19

If Higgins is out who is a good replacement for same $$$? Any word on T-Mac?

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:46

    Haven't heard anything on T-Mac, but personal preference would be Kade Simpson

      Andy · 14/08/2015 at 18:52


Cliffy · 14/08/2015 at 16:19

Great reading as always Patch, legendary.

Need your wisdoms guys, I am too a Franklin holder, and this is how my team is looking so far:

Backs: Shaw, Houli, Hodge, Newnes, Ibbotson, Lever (Hamling, McKenzie)
Midfielders: Pendlebury, Priddis, Hannebery, Dangerfield, Fyfe, Kennedy, Selwood, Gray (Maynard, Steele, Amon)
Rucks: Goldstein, Maric
Forwards: Swan, Martin, Dahlhaus, Goddard, Ziebell, Lambert (Franklin, Knight)

Thought of a few possible options:

Option A is trade Franklin out via DPP swing sets to get in Simpson and put Lever to my Defence bench as handy bench cover for later rounds, while playing either of Steele/Lambert/Knight at F6.

Option B is trade Franklin to Bartel, means Lever will continue to play as my D6 (most likely over Hamling).

Thoughts community?

Thanks 🙂

    Cliffy · 14/08/2015 at 16:20

    Oh also should mention $89,800 left and 1 trade remaining, with 2 Semis to play and 3 other leagues I'm putting my feet up before the Prelims for them next week.

    Bye Week · 14/08/2015 at 17:22

    Option B

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:47

    Thanks, mate! Option B for me

josh · 14/08/2015 at 16:35

Keep ibbotson and smith or trade smith next week or trade both?

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:48

    Depends on if you're in a must-win game this week or next. If this week, then trade.

      Josh · 17/08/2015 at 11:16

      It's next, so what should I do this week ?

Rossco Pico · 14/08/2015 at 16:47

Have needed to trade for semi final this week;

Nic Nat –> Stef Martin
Treloar –> Sam Mitchell

Thoughts? Have been tossing up between Jacobs, Sloane, Steven (all POD against opponent)

    Bye Week · 14/08/2015 at 17:21

    I’m needing a replacement for nic nat too.

    Stef martin is my #1 option – plays Carlton who is only playing kreuzer in the ruck. No Levi, wood, warnock all due to injuries. And Goldstein went big vs them recently.

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:48

    Martin in for me Rossco!

Mitch · 14/08/2015 at 17:16

Hurley out with no trades and can’t loophole Edwards from bombers or Goddard at saints due to playing at same time

Who to have on field?

    Bye Week · 14/08/2015 at 17:21


      Jim · 14/08/2015 at 17:34


    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:49

    Goddard will be more consistent and hit you a 55, but Edwards could hit 80. Go hard or go home at this time of year, so Edwards for me.

xav · 14/08/2015 at 17:30

I have one trade and in a semi this week do I trade buddy
Got no money so the best premo I can get is jack revolt
If I swing Higgins forward I can get houli

    Patch · 14/08/2015 at 17:50

    Yep trade Buddy. Liking Reiwoldt as a point of difference.

    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 17:52

    Sounds like Higgins is a chance to miss also, so dont swing him if your Defensive bench is stronger than your Forward bench.

tom · 14/08/2015 at 17:46

Is Treloar only missing the week? And if you have Buddy trade him, his back is stuffed and will hurt your team when he pumps out a 50. Get on Zorko, Harvey or Bartel, even Bennel!

Stegosaurus · 14/08/2015 at 17:46

Hi community!

Help me out with my dilemma

Sauce Nd tom Mitchell


Blicvas Nd bartel?

Nd go!

john · 14/08/2015 at 17:48

Is Pendlebury a good option this week?

Adsy · 14/08/2015 at 17:52

I'm through to the prelim in my main draw, but still have a team selection issue for this week in another league:
Still 3 trades left, 135k in the bank…
1. Trade Buddy for a Zorko, Bartel or Goddard type OR
2. Leave Buddy to trade out next week (taking an extra week to look at potential trades for main league) and play Lambert or Steele OR
3. Shore up backline by either trading Saad to anyone in the backline, or Lever to someone ~450k?

Head says Buddy to Goddard which will leave me about 90k to have 2 upgrades in prelim
Gut says leave things as they are, 2 trades next week with one up the sleeve if I make a GF
Heart says I won't win anything with Saad or Lever starting in my backline.
Any suggestions? Cheers in advance all!

some random guys · 14/08/2015 at 18:00

What should i do?

I've got the week off by winning both of my Qualifying finals.
PROBLEM is i've got Buddy and i'm not quite sure what to do with him.
Should i trade him or not?

    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 18:28

    Wait till next week, unless your playing for rank.

Luke · 14/08/2015 at 18:19

Boston named. Bugger. Pendles VC into Goldy C it is

Jordan · 14/08/2015 at 18:23

Eat a dick Deledio, Buddy, Fyfe. Nic Nat I’ll forgive u

Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 18:33

Who wins, this match-up, players that are different listed only-

Team 1 – DEF – Picken, Newnes, Kolodjahnij, Smith, MID – Hanneberry, Rockliff, Ward, Wallis, Neale, RUCK – Maric, FWD – Swan, Dahlhaus, Bomtempelli, Roughead, Mitchell

Team 2 – DEF – Houli, Ibbotson, Simpson, Hibberd, MID – Kennedy, M.Murphy, Selwood, Lewis, RUCK – Kreuzer, FWD – Martin, Goddard, Gunston, Motlop, Hogan


    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 18:35

    Team 2 – also has Priddis

    xav · 14/08/2015 at 21:10


HoneyBrown · 14/08/2015 at 18:37

NICNAT to Martin or Jacobs?

Franklin to Deledio or Bartel?


    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 18:46

    Jacobs & Deledio

      HoneyBrown · 14/08/2015 at 18:56

      Sorry i can only afford the combination of either:

      Jacobs and Bartel or

      Martin and Deledio

        Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 19:33

        Martin & Deledio

          Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 14:13


tom · 14/08/2015 at 18:41

who should we trade out griffin or newnes?

    Liam · 14/08/2015 at 18:46


    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 18:47


    Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 14:12

    Flip a coin

Texy · 14/08/2015 at 18:49

5 trades left + 5K. Scored 2563 last week. Week off this week. Have Franklin and a struggling Yeo to upgrade. Have lever, lambert, Steele, Daniel, Maynard on bench. What would you do?

top hawk · 14/08/2015 at 19:06

Swan, Parker, J Kennedy or Pendles for VC tonight? Sticking with Goldy as C.

My gut tells me to go Pendles.

Any thoughts?

    Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 14:12

    Go for JPK he scored 136. haha

George · 14/08/2015 at 19:13

Due to omissions I have had to start Nathan Brown on the field… Please send help…

john · 14/08/2015 at 19:16

Thoughts on my team? 2 trades left and $175,000 in the bank.

    HopeIdowell · 14/08/2015 at 19:48

    I don't think you will be able to field 18 players with what you currently have.

Benjamin · 14/08/2015 at 19:17

What do I do with Buddy and Treloar??? I have 2 trades left but the week off… thinking of leaving Steele and Lambert on to cover?

    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 19:34

    Dont trade until next week

      tom · 14/08/2015 at 19:37

      Lambert is scoring well, I would hold if you have the week off, no need 🙂

COCAINE ZERO · 14/08/2015 at 19:39

According to Wikipedia, Brett Deledio doesnt have a middle name, I think you just made it up ! 😉

Youngy · 14/08/2015 at 19:39

Already thinking about next year.

Team name for 2016 will be "Pirates because we Arrr"

Anyone seen or come up with some good team names?

    Mac · 14/08/2015 at 19:41

    Just Adcock

    Dan Danglebery

    Jack Hoff

Bart · 14/08/2015 at 20:19

Playing in 2 of my 5 leagues this week (round off for the other 3).
I have 3 trades left and 207, 700 in the bank and my starting rucks are Blicavs and Nic Nat.
Should I double trade Nic Nat & a cash cow to upgrade to Goldy. (I'm about 1000 short).

Or do I look at Martin or Jacobs in a straight swap, if so which one?


    Donavan · 14/08/2015 at 20:38


top hawk · 14/08/2015 at 21:38

Dayne Swan. Wow. Glad he shaved that beard off!!!

Derek · 14/08/2015 at 22:49

All week I had Parker on my bench as a loophole option ( have Motlop as M9) at 7.00 I decided to put Parker on field. Not sure why. Anyway, I’ll be stuck with his injury score this week. This is why I have a strong M9.

    Youngy · 14/08/2015 at 23:03

    Bad luck Derek, I'm felling quiet smug about myself with Parker sitting on my bench, hope Griffen can score more than 49….

      Derek · 15/08/2015 at 19:22

      Your smugness has just turned to a full belly laugh. Griff did good

    Swans2012 · 14/08/2015 at 23:29

    Tough break Derek, could have been worse, at least you’ve got the trades to fix it!!

      Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 10:07

      Wish I had 5 trades

        Swans2012 · 15/08/2015 at 10:41

        I’m with ya, I’d settle for 1 lol

          Derek · 15/08/2015 at 11:33

          I used most my cash going Daniel to Sloane (via hGoddard plus via McKenzie). How much do you think Parker will be next week?

            Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 13:44

            490k ish.

            If I had to guess 496,900

some random guys · 14/08/2015 at 22:55

Well, Luke Parker has changed my situation. Lucky i don't play this week.

john · 14/08/2015 at 22:58

2 big questions i need help with fella's.

1. Brodie Smith or James Kelly for D6? i have both in my team so one has to be benched, but cant loophole as D8 is playing.
2. Tom Mitchell pulled out a NEAFL score but is my mid substitute. Who to take out of my mid to get his score? Danger, Fyfe, selwood, lewis or rockliff?

thanks fellas!

    Swans2012 · 14/08/2015 at 23:25

    I think smith goes 100+ this week but common sense says the safety of kelly.
    2. That’s tough, no easy call but I’d lean to Lewis without looking at his past history v cats….

Shemm · 14/08/2015 at 23:04

Do I take pendles 118 or go with goldy

    Swans2012 · 14/08/2015 at 23:25

    Go for Gold

    Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 10:08


Mac · 15/08/2015 at 08:00

Lucky I have the week off and two trades up my sleeve with Parker looking like he's done a serious injury.

Donavan · 15/08/2015 at 08:57

Who do I play at D6 – no loophole available.

Smith or Hibberd?


    Swans2012 · 15/08/2015 at 09:21

    Hibb just…

some random guys · 15/08/2015 at 09:24

Looking back, I got Goldstein at the lowest price he's been this year. His price has raised 240K since i traded him in.

Parker has put a big dint in my plans but i got 3 trades left, i need to upgrade 2 players and get rid of Parker.
Who would be the top 5 forward premos between 450K – 550K. Anything just outside those price guidelines are good too?

What should i do? I also need a Mid to replace Parker. Who's a few midfield option between 450K- 600K?

Any suggestion would be helpful.

Luke · 15/08/2015 at 09:34

Non related to supercoach, but how good will Western Bulldogs be next year if this happens:

    Timmy · 15/08/2015 at 13:23

    Gez that fills a position of need for them. Depends on what they would have to give up of course.

Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 13:45

Will Tic Tac play next week? or is it worth just trading him? I can cop a 0 not playing in leagues this week. Although I still want to get a relatively good rank come end of season sitting around 1000.

luke · 15/08/2015 at 14:21

Goldy on 30 in only 10 minutes. Bloke im playing this week doesn’t even have him. Oh captain my captain

Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 14:30… Only 8 supercoach points???

Jake · 15/08/2015 at 15:52

Need to trade out treloar who for other than Priddis rocky Lewis

Derek · 15/08/2015 at 16:33

Last 3 weeks i haven’t gone Goldy as VC. All week I had Dangerfield but changed just before kickoff to the safe option Goldy. He looks like getting an akward 120ish

Pretty happy with my Sloane trade.

Should I take BSmiths 75 or put Motlop on field tonight against Hawks?

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 16:40

    I don’t need to play either.

      Derek · 15/08/2015 at 16:53

      If I want I could put Motlop on field instead of Bartel, Dahlhaus, Selwood, pridis or Fyfe. But I can’t loophole

@mysterycannon · 15/08/2015 at 16:49

Just did some math…. Parker to Sloane next week will cost about 6k… i have $1500 in the bank… Bugger!!

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 17:07

    Hopefully you arnt very good at Maths. That would be a great trade.

    I was hoping Parker to Rocky, but I only have $29k

Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 17:15

Not having Danger in my team this year has really ruined my team

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 18:02

    Talk to Swan2012 about to having Goldy!!!

      Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 21:21

      Poor guy

        Swans2012 · 15/08/2015 at 22:29

        Yep, that Jacobs over goldy decision cost me my season….in saying that 2016/16 inc Jacobs vc has me travelling ok this week

Liam · 15/08/2015 at 17:19

Should I take Goldy's 122 as captain or risk Zorko/Selwood

    Barry · 15/08/2015 at 17:27

    Risk zorko

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 17:34

    Goldy or risk Fyfe or Priddis?

      Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 19:09

      I'd be risking Fyfe

        Pauly Walnuts · 15/08/2015 at 19:14

        i'm going Rocky

          Derek · 15/08/2015 at 22:04

          Rocky did good

Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 19:00

Quick Blicavs, Martin, Sandi or Maric at a nice price of 420k to replace Nic Nat

Have 4 trades left

Dean · 15/08/2015 at 19:10

Hi all if you can share your advice it would be greatly appreciated, here is my conundrum.

I am in a total of 4 leagues but finished 1st in 3 of them and won all my league games last week so I have a free week so to speak for 3 of my leagues. Now the other league

Opponent’s score is 1160 his Captain was Goldy so his points are added in this 1160.
His different players are Rockliff, Martin, Selwood, Birchall, McDonald, Bontempelly.

My score right now is 1010 and my different players are Bartel, Blicavas,Hodge, Saad, Bennell, Mundy to play. The score of 980 doesn't include Goldy's double points.

We both have Gray & Shaw currently playing and both have Simpson, Houli, Martin, Murphy, Dahlhaus Fyfe & Priddis to play.

I currently have the VC on Goldy but am willing to put it on either Fyfe or Priddis only because his 6 different players have a higher projection score then my remaining 6 players.

How do you guys see it, do you think I should roll the dice by putting my Captain on Fyfe or Priddis or should I take Goldy’s?
If you think I should change captains who is the better option Fyfe or Priddis?

Cheers guys quick advice needed.

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 22:06

    I’m thinking I’ll go Fyfe.

    top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 13:13

    Fyfe should be nice and fresh for the derby today. I could have a big game. If he does, you will probably this league as well.

Pauly Walnuts · 15/08/2015 at 19:39

Everyone has him in their team but i cant believe the scores Robbie Gray got today – DT 82 SC 133, unbelievable !

Youngy · 15/08/2015 at 19:45

Devon Smith 55 Really Hurts

top hawk · 15/08/2015 at 22:03

Wow! Anyone have that "Has been Mitch Robinson" in their side?

Shark Move material?

    Swans2012 · 15/08/2015 at 22:32

    Someone was talking about him this week, can’t remember who though…..

Derek · 15/08/2015 at 22:07

Hawks had s good win and only 3 over 100.

    Derek · 15/08/2015 at 22:10

    Shiels 11 takles

George · 16/08/2015 at 07:44

So I check the scores tonight, and I am dead even with my opponent. He has Rance, Deledio, Bennell, Daniel and Fyfe (captain), while I have Houli, Maric, Dahlhaus, Neale and Fyfe (not captain). What are my chances?

    I N Pieman · 16/08/2015 at 09:03

    Who was your captain?

      George · 16/08/2015 at 16:45

      My capt was goldy with pendles vc

    Swans2012 · 16/08/2015 at 09:37

    I reckon your best chance is if Daniel spuds it or is sub, otherwise you might be cooked, but it’ll be close either way, just pray to the supercoach gods….

      Derek · 16/08/2015 at 14:08

      Daniel is Sub.

    top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 12:53

    I think you are a chance. Bennell is inconsistent and Daniel will likely be the sub today. If Bennell has a down day you will win it.

derek · 16/08/2015 at 11:39

i'm on 1930 with Dahlhaus, Dusty, Kolo, Priddis & Fyfe (C) to play today. Hoping to get over 2500.

Kolo is my only worry, i played him instead of BSmith.

Parker, Bartel & Simpson my only spuds this week.

    top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 12:49

    Kolo could be a concern for you especially if Malceski has a big game. But Smith didnt set the world on fire yesterday with his 76. With a bit of Luck, Kolo will generate you 80+ today. Im on 2102 with Fyfe, Maric, Dusty and the Bont to play. I am also hoping for a minimum of 2500 which I think will be barely par.

    I N Pieman · 16/08/2015 at 13:06

    Good luck cracking the top 100 this week Derek. KK concerns me to. I’m nervous having him now. He’s really tapered off in recent weeks

      Derek · 16/08/2015 at 14:12

      I was going to trade him to Highins this week until I heard Higgins had a leg problem. No obvious choices.

      I’ll be happy with 85

        Derek · 16/08/2015 at 14:22

        KK 53 at half time

          I N Pieman · 16/08/2015 at 15:13

          In the 90’s at 3/4 time. Very handy

            Derek · 16/08/2015 at 16:05

            109 in a team that was beat by 80+ points. Very handy

              Dean · 16/08/2015 at 18:37

              Derek doing well mate well and truly over 2500 with a quarter still to go, so you should score around 2600 odd.

                derek · 16/08/2015 at 19:38

                Priddis was not good today, even Fyfe as Captain was disappointing.

                ended up with 2601.

                  derek · 16/08/2015 at 19:58


top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 12:43

Hi community,
I have three trades left and am gearing up for next week's prelim. I need to generate some fast cash so I can trade Parker out for Dangerfield. I am thinking of making one trade this morning.

And how tempting this is………..

Mc Govern being out for another 2 weeks opens the door for Tom Barrass and should play for the next few weeks. He is still cheap as chips at 123K (On the bubble this week- not that is of great strategic importance) However, If I trade out Joel Hamling this morning for 250K it will generate me a nice 127K. That will swell the warchest to 200K. I can then make the straight switch to Danger leaving me with one trade for a possible GF or to be used strategically during the prelim if I am desperate for points to beat my opponent.

Any thoughts? I reckon its gotta be done.


    I N Pieman · 16/08/2015 at 13:03

    Personally Id use your trades for like for like Premos falling over. The general & blokes calling it a day & heading fur surgery will get rampant. Using a downgrade at this time could backfire. Unless you have great bench over across the lines

    Derek · 16/08/2015 at 14:15

    I’d look at Sloane instead of danger. Simply on price

Mac · 16/08/2015 at 14:43

Thanks for making Daniel the sub, really appreciate it seeing as I have him on for buddy

Mick · 16/08/2015 at 16:46

Hi all. I have two trades left the GF, does it matter much if I pick players the other team has. Thoughts.

    Dean · 16/08/2015 at 18:30

    The GF isn't next week mate. Unless you have a total of 4 trades left and will use 2 trades in the prelim finals & if you win that then its the finals so you could then use another 2 trades in the final only if u have 4 trades left.

    No it doesn't matter if you get the same players as your opponent providing your bringing in the very best players for your side. The last thing you want to do is bring in the same players as your opponent just for the sake of having same players. For example say your opponent & you don't have Dangerfield but your opponent has someone like JPK I wouldn't be getting JPK if you can afford bringing in someone like a Dangerfield in your side. Get the BEST players you can in your side, if your opponent has them and you want them, then yes by all means bring them in.

      Mick · 16/08/2015 at 19:16

      Thanks Dean, was thinking on getting Danger and Mundy in. which other team has.

Youngy · 16/08/2015 at 18:47

Nic Nat to Sandi. Looking Good!

    derek · 16/08/2015 at 19:38

    Sandi will be rested next week

      top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 19:48

      I doubt it Derek. If Ross rests Sandi, Goldstein will give North a huge advantage. Freo cannot afford to take that risk now. (After their loss to West Coast) Freo must beat North to maintain finals momentum and Sandi will be needed to counter Goldy.

        derek · 16/08/2015 at 19:57

        I think he will. This week is the last time they will travel to Melbourne, and if they can leave Sandi at home to rest and then have Melbourne at home the week after (easy win will assure them a top 2 spot), they won't care to much about Kangas.

          Youngy · 16/08/2015 at 21:55

          Sh*t, didn't think about that trade long and hard like most my others. Had some stuff on this week couldn't dedicate time to supercoach. Forgot about Ross, I reckon he will get rested.

derek · 16/08/2015 at 19:47

Ended up with 2612. above average, although i'm seeing alot of scores over 2600

    Derek · 16/08/2015 at 20:51

    Up to 77th overall

top hawk · 16/08/2015 at 20:01

The Eagles did well, very well today. Let alone throwing the "Cats amongst the pidgeons", they have thrown the Eagles amongst the Hawks!

Hawthorn will have to keep winning now to finish top 2. Hawks probably will in the end, but its interesting now.

Dockers looked "cooked" today.

derek · 16/08/2015 at 20:03

Parker was $516k, Rocky was $496k.

I have $27,500 in bank. Does anyone know if i will be able to make the trade this week without having to make another trade to raise money?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/08/2015 at 21:15

    Nope, rocky has sky rocketed in price

      Derek · 16/08/2015 at 21:43

      Nowhere near. I could go Sidebum instead or use another trade

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/08/2015 at 21:57

        How many you got left? Sidebum good option or robbo from bris really impressive last 3 games. Adams or armitage? Shuey going at 120 last 3.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/08/2015 at 21:58

        You would have been happy with sloanedog trade this week 🙂

          Derek · 16/08/2015 at 22:07

          Daniel to Sloane trade was a good one.

          Got 4 trades left. I have Lambert, HGoddard I can trade down to get cash.

          Also still have KK to upgrade but not clear cut who.

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/08/2015 at 22:23

            I would roll the dice with kk one more week as have Ess this week. Real left field option to get Rocky and pick up a doggie in form would be trade bartel to hunter who has been impressive lately and getting heaps of midfield time and parker to Rocky. Would mean hunter or motlop at d6 but still have DPP with lambert.

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/08/2015 at 22:26


        derek · 17/08/2015 at 10:29

        Swans have a great home run. Looking at a big POD with Jack or McVeigh?

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 17/08/2015 at 11:45

          With Parker out could be really wise. U have got this far following your gut and pulling the right string at the right time. What does your gut tell ya? That plan will depends on the role of the ball magnet Titch in the next two weeks.

            derek · 17/08/2015 at 14:01

            I was thinking Titch or hanna, but was looking at a POD

              Swans2012 · 17/08/2015 at 18:20

              Be careful going a pod for the sake of it, remember your pod has to score more than the non pod equivalent. No point having a McVeigh if he’s not going to score as much as say hanna. But in saying that I think McVeigh is worth considering, has a high ceiling but consistency a problem. Used to beat up on weak teams and has a bit this year but seems risky….rocky not a pod but I don’t think he’ll go under 110 rest of year…

                Swans2012 · 17/08/2015 at 18:20

                Oh and Jack not a big enough ceiling….

                  derek · 17/08/2015 at 18:26

                  Swans have an good run home, and with parker out I was looking at who may benefit the most.

                  Already have JPK.

                  1 trade I can get Jack, Tmitch or McVeigh, 2 trades to get hanna

                    Swans2012 · 18/08/2015 at 10:31

                    I’d say no to jack, he’s a gun but I don’t think his ceiling is high enough, McVeigh might be the one but I’d expect him to drop a 90 in there somewhere as well. T Mitch will probly score best but 80% of teams ahead of you will have him….

    Dean · 16/08/2015 at 22:15

    Mate great score well done, have you considered Matthew Boyd massive POD but he will be busting his gut to make top 4 now that he is getting on in age. He is playing bloody well.

    It's a shame Lambert wasn't playing on Friday.

      Mac · 17/08/2015 at 16:56


SCOTLAND THE BRAVE · 16/08/2015 at 21:18

1 point! Gotta b kidding me, parker injury cost me but that is the way the year had gone. Time to look forward to 2016. Lesson learnt dont bring in a injured premo.

Youngy · 16/08/2015 at 22:02

Trading in Devon Smith a few weeks back, wanted to do something different and I liked the looks of the kid. Starting to regret my decision 55….

Scored 2550 with a 55,65,66, 76 and a 79. Had Parker on bench instead of Griffen giving me a extra 80 points, prob the only good decision I have made all year.

    Jambo · 17/08/2015 at 00:16

    I traded out Devon Smith a few weeks back. I’m feeling the complete opposite.

Bob · 17/08/2015 at 11:13

I can’t make up my mind now!!!!
As soon as Parker got injured, I planed
On lids to fill that gap also trading
Harry Taylor to Houli.
Now I know who I’m playing and see
Both these players in his team I’m
Second guessing meself.
Do I get the best performing available
Or go left field and hope for the best?
If it was a free league I’d have a punt
But I don’t know if I have the plums
When so much $$$$ is on the line???

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 17/08/2015 at 11:41

    Plum it up son. Back your gut. Or half plum it go one similar one different.

broden25 · 17/08/2015 at 12:55

Need help deciding on trades.
Team is as follows:
DEF: Shaw, Ibbotson, Murphy, Burgoyne, Hodge, Smith (Hamling & Lever)
MID: Pendlebury, Dangerfield, PARKER, Rockliff, Hannebury, Priddis, Fyfe, Lewis (Steele, Knight & Dumont)
RUCK: Goldstein, Maric (& Mckernan)
FWD: Swan, Gray, FRANKLIN, Bennel, Bontempelli, Goddard (Daniel & Obrien)

Situation: Im in the prelim final of my main league, and I've got two trades left with $700 in the bank. Obviously need to trade out Parker for someone, I also may need to trade out Buddy this week as well if he's not named. My opponent doesn't have Tom Mitchell so ideally I'd like to get him in, but I think ill struggle affording two good players.
Advice please!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 17/08/2015 at 13:02

    Buddy – hunter , Parker – sloane.

    wise old man · 17/08/2015 at 16:07

    tom Mitchell and Hearce Hanley

      wise old man · 17/08/2015 at 16:08

      Pearce Hanley*

    Danners · 18/08/2015 at 12:52

    Agree with the wise man, Hanley and Mitchell are two good options

Antonio · 17/08/2015 at 16:14

With enough money to get any FWD I was thinking Bennell? What do you guys think?

    Mac · 17/08/2015 at 16:55


    TRIGGER HAPPY · 17/08/2015 at 17:07

    Yep should scorch bomber this week

    Swans2012 · 17/08/2015 at 18:22

    I like Bennell, picked him up a couple weeks ago and although has been quiet still scoring 90 odds, will blow a couple of the last 3 apart I reckon

    Danners · 18/08/2015 at 10:12

    Sounds good as a POD

Dean · 17/08/2015 at 18:52

Need to trade out Parker and only have $514,200 in total so who would your chose out of Armitage or Sloane?

    Mac · 17/08/2015 at 18:56


      Swans2012 · 18/08/2015 at 10:28


    Derek · 17/08/2015 at 22:05

    Saints have tough last 3 games, where crows are quite good

      Pauly Walnuts · 18/08/2015 at 13:24

      I'm going the Sloanedog with my last trade even though I've traded him out twice this year, hope Buddy plays cos I have Ziebel in FWD line who I can cover with Lambert

gazdog · 17/08/2015 at 19:21

Hey fellas, 2 questions, got 4 trades and 211k in the bank:

1. Parker to Hannebery/JPK/Deledio??
2. Trade out one of Ibbo/Maric/Ziebell and to who, or keep them??


    Derek · 17/08/2015 at 22:06

    Show your full team

    Danners · 18/08/2015 at 10:13

    Yeah you might need to show your team, but Parker-Hannebery and get rid of Maric

    gazdog · 18/08/2015 at 12:27

    DEF: Hodgey, Shaw, TMac, Picken, Ibbo, Hibberd (colq, s.edwards)
    MID: Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Pendles, Rocky, Lewis, Neale, PARKER (steele, knight, dumont)
    RUCK: Goldy, Maric (tom read)
    FWD: D.Martin, Swan, Dahlhaus, Gray, T.Mitchell, ZIEBELL (tarrant, h.goddard)

    Ziebell also has a one week ban, so I'll probably look to trade out Ziebell and Parker. Considering JPK and Deledio.

      Danners · 18/08/2015 at 12:51

      Deledio and Hannebery in for Zieball annd Parker sounds good then and wield the axe on Maric next week

        gazdog · 18/08/2015 at 18:24

        Yeah that sounds good. Only concern is if to go Hanners (98 five round average) or JPK (108 five round average), because JPK is in much better form. But JPK can also stink it up against the easier teams (has gws and saints next).

          Derek · 18/08/2015 at 23:24

          There were a few games earlier in the year, against Carlton and Suns I think, were JPK went through the motions, I had the C on him. That was then, this is the pointy end of season, JPK will go big.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 18/08/2015 at 13:00

    Gotta trade out two who aren’t playing this weekend – Parker and ziebell.

drzoidberg1978 · 18/08/2015 at 09:17

NicNat needs to harden the F up and get back out there.

    Liam · 18/08/2015 at 14:33

    Show some respect ffs

Pauly Walnuts · 18/08/2015 at 14:17

Hird has fallen on his sword ,goneski

    randomcliche · 18/08/2015 at 14:53

    Time to load up on ‘the injectors’, they’ll have a new a coach to play for (someone want to use some stats to spoil the hypothesis???)

QueefBurgler69 · 18/08/2015 at 14:45

Sidebottom a good in for the injured Parker? Only have $492,100 to work with. Last trade. Opponent has Titch so don't think i should get him in. Other options include Ward, Neale, Heppel..Thanks Community

    randomcliche · 18/08/2015 at 14:55

    Side has been less than flattering in recent performances. I haven’t watched but from a scoring point something is wrong. Suggest DH with a new coach for a week to 2 might just be the injection they need.

    Derek · 18/08/2015 at 16:18

    Do you have Sloane?

    Swans have a pretty good run home, Titch might out score sidebum. I’m considering McVeigh as a massive POD in a strong finishing Parkerless swans team.

      QueefBurgler69 · 18/08/2015 at 17:40

      Yep already have SloaneDog..Heppel could be interesting now that Hird is gone..Dons might stand up

    gazdog · 18/08/2015 at 18:37

    With that amount of money, Titch seems the best option. You would rather be level with your opponent than cop it if Titch gets a big score and u don't have him. Especially without Parker, he has more responsibility. And if you do win this week, most likely next week your opponent would have Titch.

Nathan · 18/08/2015 at 22:37

Hi Community, weighing up my last trade from Parker…

Ward v Mcveigh

Thanks in advance

    Derek · 18/08/2015 at 23:16

    I’m am seriously considering McVeigh.

    Swans have a good run home and without Parker, McVeigh could benefit

    Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:39

    Ward, more reliable

Westy · 19/08/2015 at 05:37

2 trades left – So many injuries! Have just about spent the entire year trying to keep a team on the field. If I had held fast and not traded, some weeks there would have been numerous donuts. And still can't get some of the other injured ones out of the team due to lack of trades. Oh well, chalk it up to experience. This didn't include holding guys like Lewis and Sloane during their outs. Hugh Goddard almost got the cut, but was awesome for DPP trading during weeks 2-12. Finally got Lamb out in Round 16.

**OUT Beams ($590,000)INDangerfield ($628,200)
**OUT Ablett ($673,300)INPriddis ($592,900)
**OUT Hamling ($229,800)INMaynard ($117,300)
**OUT Lamb ($117,300)INAblett ($669,800)
**OUT Sloane ($480,100)INSteele ($117,300) – had to hold through his first injury
**OUT Mumford ($551,400)INNaitanui ($553,200)
OUT McIntosh ($309,100)INHamling ($170,800) – cash cow decision
OUT Krakouer ($268,500)INFyfe ($688,200) – upgrade to a premium
OUT Tarrant ($290,200)INLambert ($102,400) – cash cow
OUT Hogan ($367,800)INDahlhaus ($537,900) – upgrade
OUT Ibbotson ($417,000)INHodge ($544,200) – upgrade
OUT McKenzie ($207,800)INHouli ($480,400) – upgrade
OUT Saad ($381,400)INPearce ($123,900) – cash cow
OUT Ellis-Yolmen ($366,000)INBoston ($124,600) – cash cow
OUT Cripps ($434,600)INDumont ($153,500) – cash cow.
**OUT Rockliff ($481,700)INWines ($514,500)
OUT Miller ($375,300)INRockliff ($465,400) – upgrade
OUT Salem ($315,400)INDale ($117,300) – cash cow – oops
OUT Vandenberg ($319,100)INParker ($516,100) – upgrade – now injured, poor guy.
**OUT Simpson ($448,400)INMartin ($532,500) upgrade
**OUT Heeney ($234,600)INMcKenzie ($117,300) – cash cow
**OUT Clark ($221,900)INTarrant ($144,700) – cash cow – Clark subsequent longer term injury
**OUT Goodes ($227,900)INSwan ($501,800) – upgrade
**OUT McGrath ($164,700)INKrakouer ($106,900) – cash cow
**OUT Lambert ($102,400)INHogan ($130,400) – sideways for cash
**OUT Ablett ($734,600)INMundy ($549,200)
OUT Tarrant ($144,700)INMcGrath ($117,300) – Tarrant wasn't playing – trying to tweak team
OUT Steele ($117,300)INMcIntosh ($123,900) – Tarrant wasn't playing – trying to tweak team

    Derek · 19/08/2015 at 08:46

    What do you think was your best trade of the year?

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 19/08/2015 at 09:39

      I have 2.
      Sloane (injured Rd 5 or 6) to Priddus. Straight swap. Priddus goes 195 that week with VC on him. Gold. Priddus played every game since and been super consistent.

      Grundy (injured neck) Rd 10 I think to Goldy. Picked him up for $500k cost me $40k change over. Goldy has given me an avg of 165 since coming into my team and most weeks had the C on his head.

        Derek · 19/08/2015 at 10:25


        My best was trading Cloke ( yes I started the year with him) to Hodge. The week I traded Cloke he got injured and scored 1pt.

        TBC to Jacobs in week 5 let me sleep much better after that.

          Wattsieesq · 19/08/2015 at 17:14

          I don't think I have made one good trade this year!

          I am happy I started with Goldy, Fyfe, Priddis, Pendles and Shaw (with not having GAJ until the middle of the year as well as not having the frustrations of having Griffen, Swallow or TBC) along with having the right cash cows from the start.

          Hoping to hold on and finish in the to 1,000. It'll be a marked improvement from finishing around 8,000 last year!

            Derek · 19/08/2015 at 22:04

            Sounds like a breakout year for you. Hope you go to premo next year.

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 19/08/2015 at 22:40

          Yeah dont know why we all started with TBC think we got conned spooked about r3 ruck cover.

            derek · 20/08/2015 at 13:40

            he was my R2. I didn't sleep for 5 weeks.

      Westy · 22/08/2015 at 14:12

      In terms of a set and forget – Ablett to Mundy – he's been fine for the year.
      Lambert to Hogan (just a successful tweak to get a cash cow) and from there to Dahlhaus.
      Worst trade
      R10 Cripps to Dumont
      R9 Miller to Rockliff to (R10) Wines

Girdle · 19/08/2015 at 08:20

Is the season over already? No new articles?

    Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:36

    Maybe it is for them, a bit disappointing

Ethan · 19/08/2015 at 10:59

Option 1
Go Parker to Gaff/Blicavs or Sloane
Option 2
Do a few swings and play brodie smith at D6 and Hodge to sit parker on the bench and hope a 540k premo scores poorly

    Derek · 19/08/2015 at 12:40

    Parker to Sloane. Bang!

      Ethan · 19/08/2015 at 14:00

      it will be my final trade though

        Wattsieesq · 19/08/2015 at 17:15

        Option 2. If you have cover, this is when you use it.

    Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:38

    Parker to Gaff

Reddog · 19/08/2015 at 14:07

have gone Neale to Danger…this leaves 1 trade and $10k left. Really happy with my team except for Ryan bloody Griffen!

Burn the last trade going Griffen to Ward while I still can or hold in case of injuries?

    CJay · 19/08/2015 at 16:12

    Hold Griffen! You've gone this far with him. He did get more mid time last week and produced a 134.
    1 trade could fix up a Parker situation or a key out with the o'l general soreness next week.

      Reddog · 20/08/2015 at 13:59

      Sound advice but I think I'm leaning towards risking it now!

    Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:37

    It's worth the trade from Griffen to Ward, not really much use if you get knocked out of the finals this round

      Reddog · 20/08/2015 at 14:00

      Just the advice I needed!

CJay · 19/08/2015 at 16:11

Hold Griffen! You've gone this far with him. He did get more mid time last week and produced a 134.
1 trade could fix up a Parker situation or a key out with the o'l general soreness next week.

Seb · 19/08/2015 at 17:15

Is trading in McVeigh a good idea when I already have JPK and Titch?
If it's not, who would you suggest trading in under 487k in either the midfield or forward line

    Liam · 19/08/2015 at 20:58


    Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:38

    McVeigh is a good option or Ward

Scoots · 19/08/2015 at 19:22

Options pls….I have fyfe, hannebery, selwood, danger, pendles, Saad, Griffen and Swallow in my midfield and $200k in the bank. Thinking of upgrading Saad to Sloane and bringing in Rockliff but would u trade griffin or swallow for him? Go cats!

    Derek · 19/08/2015 at 22:06

    Sloane is a great option.

    Rocky might be good, but Brisbane have one of the toughest finishing run, have a look at JPK if you can afford him

      Derek · 19/08/2015 at 22:07

      GWS have a good finish games. I’d hold Griffin.

CJay · 20/08/2015 at 10:01

LEKDOG? Are you out there mate?
We have been stuck in this panic room for nearly a week!

Danners · 20/08/2015 at 10:48

Hey community! A bit disappointing that the team have given up on putting articles up so early, but anyway…
I have one trade left and $30,000 in the bank, I would like to use it this round
Def-Picken, Hodge, Shaw, McDonald, Enright, Laird (A.Pearce, Hamling)
Mid-Life, Pendlebury, Priddis, Heppell, Lewis, Rockliff, B.Ellis, JPK (Lambert, Stretch, Menadue)
Ruck-Gawn, Maric (Cox)
Fwd-Gray, Bont, Swan, D.Smith, B.Goddard, T.Mitchell (H.Goddard, R.Knight)

    derek · 20/08/2015 at 13:39

    the team looks ok, wait on the teams tonight in case of injury.

    If I was to change anything, I would get rid of Gawn. I'm amazed he has done as well as he has, but the last two weeks his scores have not been at premium level.

    Melb have carlton this week, but Fremantle next week (GF for our leagues). Up against Sandi I can seeing him struggle.

    Gawn >> Blicavs

      Danners · 20/08/2015 at 14:44

      Yeah I was thinking that Derek, thanks.

Francis · 20/08/2015 at 14:44

One trade left – I have Picken and Parker
Picken only out for one but I'm in a Prelim so this is it.

Trade out Parker and have Shaun Edwards replace Picken
Trade out Picken and have Lambert replace Parker

    Mac · 20/08/2015 at 15:29

    Lambert to replace Parker

Mac · 20/08/2015 at 15:29

I hope this is not the end of the articles…season still has over a week to go.

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