I shall start the thread with my first draft of Mathematic FC.

As you will see, this is the time when we can speculate with unique selections – My first draft forward line is just this.

Rate my Supercoach Team

Over to you Community – post, comment and share in our Fantasy wisdoms.

Kind regards,

Peter Higginbotham

 




647 Comments

Kev · 01/02/2016 at 09:30

Wow Higgo! That midfield line will tear the competition a new one.

Rich is a new name I haven't seen yet, I didn't realise he had DPP to be honest. Looking at his numbers he has probably never hit his potential, solid 80ish average over his 7 years in the system. Jack Martin will go bang one day, the hype surrounding that bloke was unbelievable. Admire the stones for trying to predict a breakout player, just don't think this will his year to do so.

Here's my first attempt.

Def: Shaw, KK, Bartel, McGovern, M. Brown, K. Collins (S. Collins, Hartley)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, D. Swallow, Libba, Gresham, Cuningham (Petracca, Keays, Mathieson)
Ruck: Goldy, NicNat (Wyatt)
Fwd: Deledio, Chopsticks, Greene, Simpkin, Kerridge, Kommer (S. Yarran, AMT)

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:17

    Hi Kev,

    I love the look of the team!
    Have reservations regarding McGovern though. Nice selection with D Swallow, he'll be a nice POD I reckon with most going for O'Meara. I've currently got D Smith instead of Greene, will be a toss up depending on who has the better NAB!

    Good luck.

    Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 10:19

    Yer I feel the same about Martin I don’t think that this year is his year but I like the McGovern and Greene pick very solid side mate good work but no Fyfe and Swallow good POD

    Daniel · 01/02/2016 at 15:03

    Rich is playing full-time mid this year, though. Hard to go past him at that price.

      Kev · 01/02/2016 at 16:53

      Cheers for the feedback guys. No Fyfe because I'm already rolling with 3 600+ mids, plus Shaw, Goldy, and Lids who are 600+ as well, salary cap can only stretch so far! I love him, I was on the #fyfeislyf bandwagon last year, just the injury news coming from out west he was the obvious one to leave out.

      Can't quite afford Smith without making some big changes. Although the discussion below about NicNat has me thinking I could go down to Lobbe and upgrade Greene to him. Also considered Aaron Hall. NAB cup will decide F3 position.

      McGovern did well to stay on the park last year. He has great efficiency and I'm hoping with W.C getting their def back he can be more third man up in contests.

      Rich goes to water when someone follows him around. Opposition coaches are well aware of his huge left peg now. Not willing to ride that rollercoaster.

        kevwal · 02/02/2016 at 11:06

        Watched Fyfe train yesteday. Plenty of running and kicking, NO contact work. His back is not quite right yet. Watch NAB. I really rate Aaron Hall as well. Same feelings about Rich, roller coasters you don't need in your backline. Libba will be in every team, probably end up a keeper around M6/7/8. I've seen B Crouch play, if he has his playing head on, he will be a huge cash cow, and quickly. Great, balanced team Kev.

          Kev · 02/02/2016 at 15:14

          Cheers for the Fyfe update, kevwal. That’s significant! I went with Gaz last year thinking that if he’s fit and firing, the contact stuff will come easy… and yeah, less said about that the better!

          He can certainly find the pill Crouchy. I’ve got some concerns over his d.e but at that price he gets so many possies it doesn’t really matter

Jack · 01/02/2016 at 09:36

Simpson, Bartel, yeo

Smith, Francis, m.brown

Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Cripps

Libba, Omera, Cunningham, Gresham

Nic Nat, Jacobs

Martin, dalhaus, Barlow

Franklin, kerridge, petracca

Rookies are just there until nab cup

Any thoughts cheers

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 10:11

    i like the Simpson selection, but at $500k i think he is way over priced.

      Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 10:23

      I like Bartel but I think he is a bit long in the tooth I don’t think his body can hold a hole season I like the Cripps selection good POD

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:19

    I like it!
    Few comments:
    – Watch Franklin's form closely in the NAB. He had a lot of quiet games last year.
    – Rucks are very solid, nice! Jacobs looms as a bit of a POD this year.
    – Watch Simpson's NAB form. IMO he's slowing down, but don't see him in many teams yet, so if not, he'll be a good POD as well.

    Good luck

      Heath · 14/02/2016 at 11:14

      franklin played injured last season

jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 09:45

Pure Guns and Rookies:

DEF: Laird, Kolodjashnij, Bartel, Byrne, Brown (Ess), K. Collins (S. Collins, Bonner)

MID: Pendlebury, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Parish, Gresham (Gore, Petracca, Shoenfeld)

RUCK: S. Martin, NicNat (Loersch)

FWD: Deledio, Martin, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Kerridge, Kommer (Ahern, S. Yarran)

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 10:09

    Deledio & Martin? that is some big eggs in a small basket.

      jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 10:33

      They are the only two Tiger's players that I think deserve to be in my starting squad. If Deledio can stay on the park he will hold his value, as will Martin if he can stay away from Asian restaurants. Deledio will probably have to show strong form and no sign of injury in the NAB Challenge to stay in there though.

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:22

    Hi Jezzahill,

    I feel you've gone a bit light on in defence. Collins (x2), Brown are all KPPs, so you might have trouble generating enough cash out of them. You could look to downgrade one forward for a midprice player like Simpkin and give yourself another keeper in defence at the expense of one of the KPP rookies.
    Nice solid midfield and rucks though.

Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 09:46

DEF
Birchall, smith, Wellingham
S,Thompson, m brown, colins
(M dea, bonner)

MID
Fyfe, Ablett, bont, Rockliff
Gibbs, liba, crouch, parish
(Trengrove, freeman, kerridge)

RUC
Nicnat, lobe (cox)

FWD
Martin, Barlow, Greene
Bird, Conca, Curnow
(Kommer, Peracca)

Good work boys love your work let me
Know what you think and let me know if
I need to change anything

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:26

    Hi Atzeri,
    You've picked a few players there that I haven't looked at much this preseason: Wellingham, S Thompson, Gibbs and Conca. What's the reasons behind these guys?
    Very solid midfield. Bont could make or break you here! I reckon either this year or next year he could become an ultra premo… questions is, which year?!
    Nice safe forward line, but think your backline is a little fragile. If you've got some spare cash I'd be looking at turning Wellingham and S Thompson into more consistent and higher performers… but then again, you might have good reasons for picking them in the first place so go with your gut. But that's what I'd do.

      Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 10:37

      Yer S Thompson I’m not keen on I’ll see how his moving NAB cup but Wellingham he had a really good finals games looked very solid running into the mid at times getting 100+ SC scores in the finals I think he’s a smoky pick and Gibbs he a player I know can stay around his price and a good stepping stone player ultra promo later on

        CrackersFC · 01/02/2016 at 11:18

        Lots depending on NAB form. I had Gibbs then Cripps. Never been sold on Wellingham. Solid at best mostly a bit player for mine.

        Howeydamus · 13/02/2016 at 13:39

        I agree with
        Wellingham. He just got settled in team late last year. Expect some good scores from him.

CrackersFC · 01/02/2016 at 09:47

Loving the team Higgo. Esp Rich. Wondering about Yeo though. Can he back it up?

Here's my team below.

Back: McVeigh, Thumper, Rich, M Brown (WCE), Dea, Hartley BENCH Bonner, K Collins
Mids: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Libba, JOM, B Crouch, C Mills BENCH Freeman, Cuningham, Redman
Rucks: Sauce, Sinclair BENCH Wyatt
Fwds: Montagna, Dalhaus, Barlow, Bird, Wells, J Anderson BENCH M Brown (Ess), Petracca

I'm thinking too much mid price madness but lots of value.

    Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 10:31

    Yer in your mid I think you can only go two not three libba, JOM, Crouch see how there nab cup go’s and trade one of them for a rookie who is looking good

      CrackersFC · 01/02/2016 at 11:13

      Atzeri, I agree. The NAB will tell me which one to leave out. At the mo, I think they'll bring Crouch back through the 2s. Thanks for your input.

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:31

    Hi Crackers!
    Is it still midprice madness if they're fallen premo's? Libba is a proven gun and O'Meara and B Crouch aren't far off being premo's themselves. As you say, lots of value!
    Sinclair is an interesting pick for mine… I question whether he's capable of averaging 100 over the course of a full season, but with the number 1 ruck mantle, he may very well be.
    Nice forward line. Most will go for one of the tiger boys, so Montagna may be left as a bit of a POD.
    Defence is a little light on. McVeigh is solid, although coming off an interupted preseason. KK on the up, but with a large number of stars coming back into the team for the suns (taking points off him?), and Rich has never been a consistent 90+ player. If anything, I'd try to get another solid scorer in there.
    Good luck.

      CrackersFC · 01/02/2016 at 11:17

      Thanks Sarah, Defence did my head in last year and this yr looks the same. I need to free up some cash in the mids, (with taking 2 of 3 Libba, JO'M or Crouch).
      Sinclair as they same (and the they is someone very high up in the SS) is tearing up the track and is very determined to show the world his ability. Having said that I may end up with Lobbe.
      Thanks for your input. Appreciate it

        kevwal · 02/02/2016 at 11:12

        The team looks solid again Crackers. The Sinclair pick is the interesting one. I have him at F4 at the moment and it doens't feel too bad having him there.

    Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:50

    Love it, Crackers. Especially the Rich selection. Mate, I'd love to put Danger in my starting lineup but it seems like either him or Pendles for my structure. Whats your thoughts?

Derek · 01/02/2016 at 09:58

I think there is plenty of value with rookies this year. The name of the game is generate cash, without the sub vest to worry about, any cheap rookie who plays games will increase in value.

There are a few mid-pricers who can not be overlooked this year, so i am temped to put a few in my team, otherwise it is Guns & Rookies for me.

I've loaded up in defence to set and forget.

Might not start with Fyfe as there are some injury concerns.

Gone for Leuenberger instead of Bird to give me Ruck backup

Shaw, McVeigh, KK, Bartel, BSmith, Hibberd (Brown, Rice)

Ablett, Pendlebury, JPK, Rockliff, Liberatore, Crouch, Gresham, Freeman, (Keays, Mathieson, Clarke)

NicNat, Lobbe (Wyatt)

Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Leuenberger, kerridge, Petracca (Phillips, Sumner)

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:34

    Nice team Derek.
    Like your reasoning on a few of your picks.
    That's the best backline I've seen so far. Hopefully it'll perform well and shouldn't need much attention throughout the year.
    Watch out for the Wingard pick. My thinking is that he'll have to play close to goal with Monfries out for the year so he'll be relying on kicking goals for a big score. When this happened in 2014, he screwed my team something awful!!! Maybe I'm just scarred from it!
    NicNat can be a bit up and down. By going with Lobbe, you might want a ruck with a lower Standard Deviation to support him?
    All in all, I like your team.

    Good luck.

      Derek · 01/02/2016 at 11:38

      Thanks sarah, I'm not a big Wingard fan but his numbers last year were pretty good. I may even break my No Hawks policy and throw Rioli in there instead of Chad just for the excitement factor.

        BKW · 02/02/2016 at 08:59

        Love delicious but he is super injury prone

    jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 10:46

    Looking very heavy in defence there, Derek. Are you worried that you'll be missing out on points from another gun premo midfielder? Chances are a premo midfielder will probably score 20+ points more than a defender. Personally I would go one down in defence and one up in the midfield – say Smith to Byrne and Crouch to Gray? Just my opinion. Solid side though!

      Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 11:04

      Yer I’m with jazzahill a bit heavy down back I would down grade one of your backs for a k Collins or bonner and use the cash to upgrade one of your mids

        Derek · 01/02/2016 at 11:48

        i've gone light in the mids because that is where the cash will be made with the rookies. every year there are rookies who emerge who score almost as well as premiums (until they get tired). Without the sub vest this year there are going to be more than usual and i need room to fit them in.

        the only choice for mid-field Ultra premiums are Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis & Selwood. Will look at getting them in as upgrades once the cows are fattened.

          jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 13:03

          Fair enough. I just reckon you'll cost yourself anywhere from 20-50 points a round by not having one more midfield premo, and that will stack up the longer you wait for rookies to increase in value. As you said before it's about making cash to improve your team, but the overall aim of the game is to score as many points as possible. I just don't think that top ranked teams will be starting with 5 defenders over 400k.

            Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:29

            good point regards the top teams probably won't have such a strong defence. i finished in the top 100 last year but felt i was playing catch up all year, might have had somthing to do with my heavy defence to start with.

            however, i'm fairly confident that my D5 can score 20+ points better than a defence rookie.

            I would probably upgrade Crouch to a premium if i downgraded D5 to a rookie, i'm fairly confident crouch will do ok.

              jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:12

              Agreed, I reckon if Crouch can get a full run at it he will average 90+, just has to stay on the park

    LuskinStar · 01/02/2016 at 11:27

    Love leuenberger in fwd line. Last year 50% of no1 ruckmen averaged over 90. They make a great POD when picked in fwds.

      Hawker_08 · 02/02/2016 at 20:24

      They signed Jamar today. Not no 1 ruck anymore. Injury prone. Big no!

    Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 12:58

    Gday Derek! I like the side, will be interesting to see how we compare this year as I’m going down a mid price rd, I think with the mid price value we won’t need as much cash gen from rookies so that will offset having less in there. I’d be a little worried about falling off the pace unless your field rookies happen to be scoring as well as the jom/crouch types your leaving out. Also question the benefit of scoring potential of shaw vs say a wines in mid for nearly 100k cheaper.
    One other thing, I understand that luey is backup and I like him as a selection (I’m throwing him in the ruck), but luey vs bird is bird hands down IMO, bird has more potential keeper value….
    Anyway I like it, I’ll post mine down there somewhere for you all to tear my mid price madness apart….

      Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:44

      Thanks Swans, nice to read your comments.

      Every year there are a few rookies who start well and can score as well as a premium (until they get tired). the trick is to make sure they are in the team and on the field!

      my early teams had Bird. He isn't a keeper but i'm still very temped. Also Simpkin is a good option at his price. Leuy was in-between plus he gives some ruck security. need to find $30k for Bird.

      i've got libba & Crouch in my team (not JOM). I think Libba might be a keeper, where Crouch could be my step to Fyfe fairly early.

      i'll look out for your team

    CroMagnon Man · 01/02/2016 at 16:31

    Hi Derek,
    DEF: Very defence heavy team, there are genuine rookie priced options for once, I'd suggest you take advantage of that.
    MID: Is okay. Don't like the risk involved w/ Freeman, why do that to yourself?
    Ruck: Is good.
    FWD: I can't get my head around the Leuey pick. It's counter intuitive to pick an injury prone player as backup in case of injuries. If you don't think you rucks are durable enough to play week in, week out then change one/both to players who will play.

    Best of luck.

    Liam · 01/02/2016 at 16:45

    Great side Derek !
    It's very similar to mine, best of luck for the year

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 17:15

    i've been tweeking abit and thinking about peoples comments about going too strong in defence and have come up with a slighly different structure.

    Shaw, McVeigh, Bartel, BSmith, Hipwood, Hibberd (Collins, Rice)

    Ablett, Pendlebury, JPK, Rockliff, Liberatore, Crouch, Gresham, Freeman, (Keays, Mathieson, Clarke)

    NicNat, Lobbe (Wyatt)

    Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Rioli, Simpkin, kerridge (Petracca Phillips)

    Dean · 02/02/2016 at 23:52

    WB mate. Not a bad side but but not keen on you're defence wit Bartel, & SMITH also up forward having Leuenburger might be back up but I cannot see you scoring big scores early to give yourself a big enough lead for the big # one.

    Bartel will be rested quite a lot now that there are less rotations, dont like him at all and Smith is a bump away from being out for God knows how long.

    However that's just my take on it this year and I have been wrong many times before mate..

      Dan · 08/02/2016 at 13:43

      Bartel won’t be rested, he was coming back from injury last season and he wasn’t rested then, not going to be rested off a strong pre-season, role is far more of a concern.

    wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 01:01

    Hi Derek,
    Dude you can't use the leftover supercoach cash as real money, this is the cheapest midfield at JR.
    Oh well at least with your Aldi midfield you'll be able to swap Leuey for goldy..

MOC · 01/02/2016 at 10:10

DEF: KK, YEO, BARTEL, SMITH, BROWN, BYRNE, HARTLEY, COLLINS
MID: GAJ, PENDLES, ROCKY, PARKER, WINES, LIBBA, CROUCH, KEAYS, CUNNINGHAM, JANSEN, PHILLIPS
RUCK: MARTIN, LOBBE, MCKAY
FOR: MARTIN, CHAD, BARLOW, GREENE, KERRIDGE, PETRACCA, KOMMER, TIPUNGWUTI

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:53

    Very nice team MOC!
    I've selected that exact same midfield at various times over the summer! Love the Parker selection. At the moment I can't fit him in my side, but think he'll be the best swans mid this season.
    Very solid team, good spread on all lines.

      MOC · 01/02/2016 at 18:10

      Cheers Sarah. I reckon this is the year Parker goes 110-115!

        kevwal · 02/02/2016 at 11:18

        I have Parker as well MOC, balances the midfield really well. Not sold on Kerridge yet, NAB will tell.

Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:14

Love the Jack Martin pick Higgo, have been having a look at him myself!!

My current team looks like this:

Def: Docherty, Bartel, Yeo, Hampton, Dea, Brown (Byrne, Morgan)

Mids: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, O'Meara, B Crouch (Freeman, Cunningham, Keays)

Rucks: S Martin, Lobbe (Nyuon) – Will be Grimley if picked up by the Bombers.

Fwds: Martin, Barlow, D Smith, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Pickett, Phillips)

All comments welcome.
Thanks Community 🙂

    throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:28

    Haha. Love the Devon pick, Sarah. He's in mine as well. May go Greene, not sure. Also love given the new boy Curtly some love. Been looking at him but he's one of those that can be NAB deceptive (past experience). That backend is a big roll of the dice with Bartel being the only one with high chances of making top 8 def. Docherty and Yeo could but games have to step up.

    Glad you didn't go sour apples with the Danger pick. And nice on Wines. Lot of tasty PODs!

      Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:40

      Thanks Throtts! Yeah, backline might need a bit of work. Have had B Smith in there instead of Hampton but I'll see how he settles into the Crows structure before I make the final call. Knowing the crows pretty well, I'm hoping I'll be able to get that selection right!! What are your thoughts on Zac Williams from GWS? I feel the subs vest has held him back. Haven't watched him play much though to better analyse his scores from last year.

      As you say, Devon may become Greene depending on the way they're used in the NAB games. Someone has to spend more time in the mids to cover for Treloar!

      Danger has forced me to remove his memorabilia from my pool room wall, change my supercoach team name and league name and will force me to watch him win his inevitable brownlow wearing different colours… the only positive to come out of this (apart from the crows amazing aquisitions during the trade period… I was VERY happy) is that no one will expect me to pick him!!!

        throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:49

        Haha. That's very true about Danger. Pure genius.

        Had Smith last year. Was up and down. 170 game was nice. Had niggling injuries and thought he "overtrained" for the season. Feel with Stevie J in, he'll be more in the mids, where his speed can come into play. After I compared his numbers with TG's, feel there is more upside to Devon (he's more kick than hand and better with the tackles). Obviously leaning that way. Could swing to save the ducats.

        Like ol' Zac W! Ability to go 15+ games is a concern. Backline was a bit beleaguered with injuries so he did a decent job stepping up. Can he average 80-85? Looking at last year, take out his shit start having the vest, so there's a good chance he would've hit that mark. Keep an eye out during NAB (I know I will)

          Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:56

          ZW is on the radar. Without the sub games would've averaged 88.7… will he stay in the 22 though?

            throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:58

            Chances are very high. They resigned him so they are up on him. Only he can lose his spot (duh).

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 10:55

    Wow Sarah that is a crushing midfield! Shazam. Good looking team. I too will b putting in grimely if selected by the dons. Smith could b a very good smoky. Love the fine wines selection back line don’t know much about dea and Hampton but sure you have done your research. 🙂

      Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 11:06

      Thanks Trigger!
      A lot will come down to NAB form with Dea and Hampton and how they fit into the Essendon and Crows structures. Word is Hampton has been training with the mids! I'll either go with them, or wrap them up into B Smith and a rookie. Expecting Wines to break into premo territory this year.

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 12:01

    Hi sarah, nice team. you are a big Devon fan, are you making that selection with your heart or your head?

    Out of Libba, JOM & Crouch, if you had to leave one out, who would it be?

    I like Wines, but don't see him being ultra premium.

    Do you have any thoughts on Seedsman?

      Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 12:41

      I've kept my eye on Devon. Thought about him last year but didn't go there. Again thinking about him this year. Definitely a 'head' pick for breakout as I'm a Crows girl through and through. But I try to select with my head regardless… you'll note that Dangerfield is in my team… definitely not a 'heart' pick anymore!!

      If I had to leave one out it would be O'Meara at this stage as he might not be ready for round 1.

      With regards to Seedsman, I don't know where he'll fit into the crows line up yet so ask me after the NAB games! Same with my pick of Hampton.

        Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:02

        Crows have a lot of similar type players. I see Seedsman being another one. However a new club, had a few years to mature, cheap! i can see him being named on the wing or half forward come round 1.

      Waz · 23/02/2016 at 01:33

      Jom simply because he won't be ready for rd 1 most likely.. Keep Polec in mind and my smokey with no vest hartung

    Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:29

    Looks the goods, Sarah. I've welcomed Danger with open arms but still can't select him in my team just yet. May be a last minute addition. Your mids will dominate this year, but am unsure about your def at this stage. Too many PODs? I hope you prove me wrong. Good luck 🙂

    Scott · 01/02/2016 at 21:34

    I like the selection of Hampton, will watch closey over preseason. I also have Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, JOM and Crouch in my midfield ATM.

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:11

    I'm not sold on Doch Sarah it seems to me that last year was the year that he had the best opportunity to break out and he couldn't do it.

chandanrajdb · 01/02/2016 at 10:28

DEF:
H Shaw, J Bartel, KK, B Smith, N Malceski, M Brown(Ess), M Brown (WCE), R Bonner

MID:
G Ablett, S Pendlebury, P Dangerfield, T Rockliff, T Libba, B Coruch, J Hopper, J Gresham, D Cuningham, B Keays, R Matheison

RUCK:
Nic Nat, M Lobbe, M King

FWD:
D Martin, L Dahlhaus, C Bird, M Leuenberger, J Anderson, S Kerridge, T Phillips, C Petracca

Remaining Salary: $4,600….

I would appreciate any Comments / suggestions on my team above…….

Cheers,
Raj

    throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:35

    Nice team, Raj.

    Only suggestion is you are really rook heavy in the mids. Could effect your scores, despite the big guns M1-4But could be a masters stroke.

      chandanrajdb · 01/02/2016 at 11:12

      Thanks for comment TF…

      Midfield rookies are the ones who will make the cash quicker and will also score reasonably well…..Libba if he gets back to his 2014 form he is lock and he is proven performer…which means i have gone with 5-1-5 (basically GUNS and ROOKIES) in this line with one Midpricer with B Crouch and if he can stay injury free he will raise his value very quickly and can decide whether to keep him on the bench or upgrade him to PREMO when the time is right…..but would like to keep him on the bench as a cover for the whole season that is the aim anyway….

      Cheers,
      Raj

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:43

    Nice team chandanrajdb!
    Good backline. Lots of value picks there and reliable scorers in Shaw and Bartel.
    Good midfield. Not much else to say there.
    I'd prefer a ruckman with a lower standard deviation to NicNat to go with Lobbe, but that's just me.
    Feel you may have a few too many midpricers in the forward line. I'm not sure about the Anderson pick, don't think he'll score as high as people think, especially with the way the Roos play. They don't have any stand out scorers apart from Goldy.

    Good luck

      chandanrajdb · 01/02/2016 at 11:07

      Thanks Sarah for your comment…

      Nic Nat is having his best pre-season to date….and IMO he is a top 5 Ruckmen if his body holds up and plays 20 or more games….may be even Top 3 ruckmen…..

      Regards to Anderson, just not locked in yet, will have to watch the NAB games and see how he performs…..may as well switch to Jon Simpkin if he is doing well for the DONS…..

      IMO the FWD line is hard one to pick this season…..so i have gone bit too heavy with the mid pricers in there and aim is to keep Leuenberger for the whole season if is stays injury free and put him on the bench as FWD/RUCK cover…..

      Lobbe will be upgraded to Goldy when the time is right….

      Cheers,
      Raj

        Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 11:20

        I'm doing the same thing with Lobbe/Goldy. He plays Essendon in round 8, that's when I'm hoping to have him traded in by.

        Phil · 01/02/2016 at 12:28

        I've got a similar plan with Lobbe to Goldstein but it's got me thinking when is the time right? Goldy
        has a hard first 4 games and then the draw really opens up. So if you make the trade after Round 4, let's say Goldy drops 100k and Lobbe rises 50k. Is a trade worth 150k minus the points you lose between the 2 in the 4 rounds?

          Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 12:44

          Depends where you spent the $300k that you saved in the first instance! If it meant you picked up Libba or Crouch instead of a rookie and they're scoring well also, then it's definitely worth it. But if you just kept the $300k in the bank, then it most likely won't be worth the trade.

    jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 10:49

    I'd drop Malceski to a rookie and upgrade Bird to a premo (think Franklin, Wingard, even Merritt/Greene). Reckon you need at least three keepers in defence/forwards

    LuskinStar · 01/02/2016 at 11:32

    Like berger in fwds, rucks score better than most fwds. I am also keen on Jed. Think he will emulate Polec when he first went to Port.

throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:34

Here we go…Rooks will be adjusted, natch

Def: McV, KK, Bartel, Aish, Byrne, M. Brown, Wigg, Bonner
M: Pendles, Gaz, JPK, Rocky, Adams, LIbba, B. Crouch, Petracca, Morabito, Cuningham, Keays
R: Mummy, NicNat, Cox
F: Zorko, Buddy, D. Smith, Martin, B. Kennedy, Kommer, Ahern, Gallucci.

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 10:49

    Hey Throtts, nice team!
    Will be interesting to see how Aish fits into the Collingwood team. I'm not sold on him yet.
    Adam ey! Nice POD! Was looking good towards the end of last year for the Pies.
    Your rucks are a little risky though. If you're definitely going with Mummy and NicNat, I'd prefer to see them with some cover in the forward line. Very risky without cover.
    Also, that's a risky and inconsistent forward line. Zorko, Buddy and D Smith are all up and down (although as you know I've picked Smith hoping he can lift his poorer games too!). Those guys combined with picking a potential breakout player is fraught with danger. One or maybe two of those types of players is fine, but 4 is too risky. If they all have a bad week together you'll be tearing your hair out and losing league games.

      throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 10:57

      Thanks for the feedback, Sarah.

      Not too worried about the ruck line. It's always a risk with those guys. Think that combo when they're on will do very well. Considering Sinclair for R2. That's the biggest contemplation there.

      Hear ya about the forward line. Have plenty of hair so not worried about losing it. But really, who isn't up and down in the forward line? I really don't see any of the other forwards either worth the price or that stable.Think Zorko is ready to take his game to a higher level. Healthier squad from the jump should help. Buddy not sold on but is at a low price so could swap with Lids when his price comes down. And you know Devon. May switch Martin for Bird. Not sure.

      Onward!

        Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 12:24

        I love the buddy choice. Swans should be around 6-2 or 7-1 after the first 8 rounds. 5 of those rounds are against teams Buddy averages over 100, including Essendon – his bunny team, who he should absolutely crucify this year.

        He'll be in my side until at least round 9.

          throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:50

          Agree Jimi. Too hard to pass up. Been trying to talk myself out of it. Buddy is great but the key is when to trade him out. Tough. A 150+ game is never far away.

        Hawker_08 · 02/02/2016 at 20:42

        Hey mate. Great Team! Very Similar to mine, only thing that is different is that i have francis not aish and barlow not martin so as you would imagine I like it. I have a few suggestions that you may take on board in terms of your forward line. I disagree with you with Zorko. He only averages mid 80's when all the brisy mids are playing so I would steer clear of him and opt for a dahl/martin type. Buddy is a steal and I have him as well. Was firing in the prac match and has been tearing it up. Here is a link: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/sydney-coac…. Smith is also in and am backing him for a 95+. Bird is a better selection than Martin. 40k less and will get a lot of mid time. Ave 87 with a few sub affected games (4 sub 40 games) so will fire at the bombers. Anyway, great team, I really like it.

          throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:49

          Hey Hawker! Great minds and all. Ha!

          Going back and forth on Martin and Bird. Think there's more upside to Martin yet Bird is the more stable and has more opportunities, as you've stated.

          Not sold on Aish. Actually getting colder on him. But if he comes out in NAB firing, hard to ignore given his price.

          Zorko kicks ass when the team is not injury riddled. And need I remind you, they don't give out the nickname "The Magnificent One" to just anyone. Dahl is a trap. Healthy squad and Libba returning, not going to be in the mids as much. Too price. Dusty is, well, Dusty. Buckle up. Had him the last 3 years. Never really satisfies. Not a bad pick. But going another direction..why the Zorko pick. May end up getting Barlow. Shall see.

    Girdle · 01/02/2016 at 11:13

    Save yourself a trade and get Mumford out of there. Barely ever reaches 15 games in a season.

      jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 11:18

      Absolutely. Mumford has got to 19 games for a season twice (2010/2013). Every other season has been less. Blics/NicNat better options

        Jonas · 01/02/2016 at 11:25

        If Sandi can go a full 22 then anything is possible.

          throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 12:02

          Haha. Very true. And what I'm banking on.

        throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 12:01

        Blicavs? Really? Doesn't have nearly the scoring potential that Mummy does. Blicavs was a value his rook year and last. V-train stops this year.

      Paulio · 01/02/2016 at 11:20

      Not accurate. Out of 8 seasons on not gone over 15 games twice, including rook season.

      throttlefinger · 01/02/2016 at 12:00

      Ha. This is the year he goes the full 22. Has to happen.

      May go Sauce or Sinclair over NicNat though. The chances both go unscathed are quite low.

        jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 13:00

        Seven consecutive seasons (won't count rookie year because he only played 3 games) of 19 games or less says he won't. But would love to be proven wrong! Sauce the best option of the three you just mentioned – consistent and doesn't get injured.

    magpie4ver · 01/02/2016 at 12:46

    What happen to Lids and now you have martin in…….change ur mind?

      throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:43

      No Martin. Not riding the Dustycoaster this year.

    Thunder Buddies · 02/02/2016 at 13:43

    hey Throttes!

    Mummy hmmm….thought you may have learned from our pain and suffering….

    I can't talk, looking likely to make my own mistake again with Daisy.

    Aish worries me. I started with Aish myself but have now talked myself out of it. Little uncertain of his role and access to rotation through the guts.

    I'm on the Buddy train as well at this stage. Although if there is talk about him still really struggling with depression the week before round 1 I might flip over to someone else…(did anyone say Stevie J?).

      throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:43

      Thunder Buddies, how you be?

      Aish worries me as well. And rethinking him. At the point where he'll have to show me a lot in NAB. Potential is there. Wait and see guy for sure.

      Buddy is just too hard to pass by. Like Roos, can come out swinging and get you that upgrade to Lids or another top 3 Fwd.

      Haha. Stevie J might be a sneaker. Guy who could get you a nice upgrade with a string of tons. Concern is that he will get rested. Not sure when or how often, but will happen. But could be brilliant move if you can get the timing right.

    wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 01:08

    Nice Throttle but you've got to get over the JPK man crush.
    Every year you complain about how he mistreats and I know that you carry multiple scars from the weeks when you only needed 97 from him and JPK layed a big steaming sub 90 hird at your M3.
    Leave him now while you still can.

      throttlefinger · 03/02/2016 at 01:13

      Ha. Appreciate your concern but the guy is a baller. There are many who are at that price and higher who do the same. Also, Priddis is my current M3. JPK would be M4.

      But may go POD with Ward. That's what I'm tinkering with. Feel ol' Callan may make the step up to elite this season.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 10:44

Team without Bennell. If fit and plays Rd 1 will slot into my fwd line with Duncan making way for a rook.

Def: laird, yeo, dureya, mal/smith, collins, Byrne, hibberd, tippa.

Mid: god, rocky, priddus, adams, duncan, libba, crouch, gresham, keays, cuningham, petracca.

Ruck: Nic Nat, lobbe, korcheck.

Fwd: dusty, Dahl, wingard, barlow, simpkin, kerridge, brown, phillips.

As stated above if Bennell is good to go Rd 1 will put in and duncan down to a rook.

Other option if no good rooks show up in nab cup in Def is one of the rooks to thumper and duncan to a rook.

pretty happy where team is at.

will all depend on nab cup and who puts up there hand.

Haven’t followed the crowd enjoying some pod action. thoughts/suggestions?

    Keenbutclueless · 01/02/2016 at 11:01

    Two breakout contenders in the mids with only 3 ultra premos is risk reward. Feels like you may have slightly over invested in your fwd line at the expense of the mids. Definitely a different looking team! Nice POD action.

    Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 11:13

    Hi Trigger,

    Duryea is an interesting one. Does he have scope for higher scoring or is he too much of a lock down player? Have looked at him, but not keen on him myself.
    Watch out for Priddis, he usually starts slowly and most years is available a lot cheaper than his starting price before the byes. Last year he started with 78, 106, 88, 99, 112 and 127 (102 avg). It was at this point that I traded him in and was rewarded with his 196 score!! He averaged 118 while in my team. This is typical of him, so I'd look at him as a trade target than a starter.
    Adams and Duncan (if he stays in your team) could be very interesting PODs. Personally I'd only go with 1 rather than 2 on the same line. If they both don't reach the heights you think they're capable of, then they're going to be that awkward price/avg to trade out.
    If you're looking to get Bennell into your team if fit, then the guy I'd put on the chopping block would be Wingard. With Monfries out he may be forced to spend more time close to goal. This means you'll be relying on him to score lots of goals for his scores.

    Just my thoughts. Good luck!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 11:30

      Thanks Sarah. Duryea is my break out contender. Backing my gut. Thanks for the info on priddus never started him b4 like u traded him in when he had his 196 and was my VC. Ahh good memories. Looks like I may have to do this again. Duncan probably won’t finish in my team for Rd 1 as I think there is a lot of value in mid rooks.

      Wingard I think will b in the top 5 fwds as I think Sam gray will take over monfries role. Port love for the Chad to get the pill and split the middle.

        Derek · 01/02/2016 at 12:07

        Can't see Duryea doing much better than last year. Has Litherland and Whitcross competing for his place, he will be solid

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 12:20

          Hoping he starts off like he finished last year when the whips were cracking in the finals. 90, 113, 100. Gotta back your gut sometimes 🙂

            Sarah · 01/02/2016 at 12:46

            Very true. I'm backing my gut on Docherty to take over from Simpson as the blues best rebounding (and supercoach scoring) defender. We already know the blues defence will see plenty of the ball!

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 13:05

              Who knows with the gws blues? Lots of newbies. How will weithering, plowman and jaksch go? Like Doherty though and your reasoning.

Keenbutclueless · 01/02/2016 at 10:54

Def. shaw, bartel, smith, Mackenzie, Byrne (Hartley, Bonner)

Mid. Danger, Ablett, Mundy, Rockliff, wines, Libba, crouch, mills (Cunningham, Keays, Menegola)

Rucks. Goldy, Blicavs (wyatt)

Fwd. Martin, dahlhaus, Tippett, kerridge, petracca, kommer (brown, eades)

Welcome thoughts

    jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 11:24

    Not a bad looking side! I'd be cautious on Mundy – I suspect last year was an outlier year for him and he may drop back to a low 100's average this year which is usually where he sits. Reckon Pendles/Beams/Gray are better options

      Keenbutclueless · 01/02/2016 at 11:43

      Thanks for the input. Mundy is the one I am least sure of. I thought his output improved when Fyfe was out. So it depends a lot on what is happening with Fyfe. If Fyfe is fit, I may downgrade Mills to a cheaper rookie and upgrade Mundy to Fyfe. Or just replace Mundy with one of the three you mentioned or JPK/Hannebury. Thanks again.

LuskinStar · 01/02/2016 at 11:08

Good team Higgo, no knock on defence and mids look strong. Martin is an interesting POD. Dont like Gunston.

    LuskinStar · 01/02/2016 at 11:16

    Forgot to include my team
    Thumper, bartel, yeo, aish,francis, collins (morgan, bonner)
    Ablett, gray,rocky,wines,libba,omeara,crouch,sumner (jansen, cunningham,schoenfeld)
    Nic nat, sinclair (read)
    Lids, dusty,merritt,billings,leuneberger,anderson, (kerridge,petraca)

Weagles · 01/02/2016 at 11:28

Defenders
K. Kolodjashnij, J. McGovern, B. Smith, P. Seedsman, E. MacKenzie, M. Brown. (Brown, Coughlan)
Midfielders
G. Ablett, L. Dahlhaus, M. Blicavs, T. Rockliff, T. Liberatore, J. O'Meara, D. Parish, J. Hopper (Francis, Ahern, Petracca)
Rucks
C. Sinclair, M. Lobbe (Cox)
Forwards
D. Martin, J. Kennedy, K. Tippett, T. Walker, M. Grigg, C. Bird, (Milera, Kerridge)

Welcome back and great to see yas all again, Looking forward to another great year.

Feedback on my team would be much appreciated.

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:06

    try not to have DPP players in the midfield. Dahlhaus to forwards, Blicavs to ruck. free up room for the cash-cow rookies.

    key postion forwards in supercoach = sleepless nights.

    i love the McGovern pick, but is he a key postion player or a running half-back?

    Tiges · 01/02/2016 at 13:11

    Well, your defence is full of interesting selections. You're banking on just about every one of those players having a break out year. In short, your defence will fall to pieces by R6. Choose 1-2 of those and then have consistent defenders like Shaw, Mcveigh, Gibson, Simpson, who will post consistent scores.

    Trade Blicavs out of your mid and put him in your ruck for Sinclair and get another ultra premium mid. No point having Blicavs there, will he outscore a Fyfe/Pendles/Dangerfield? Simply, taking up a precious spot in your midfield.

    Sinclair. Out.

    I'll keep this simple in your forward line.
    OUT: Kennedy, Tippet, Walker.
    IN: Bennel, Montagna, Barlow.

Atzeri · 01/02/2016 at 11:28

Like the Mackenzie and Blicavs good POD I’m looking closely at Mackenzie I want to see how he’s moving in the nab cup Tippett There are a lot of other players around the same price I don’t think that Tippett is SC relevent anymore but the rest of the team is good nice work

    Weagles · 01/02/2016 at 11:47

    i chose tippet because i can still see him sharing the ruck duties with Sinclair, so might be use more as forward line ruck/forward. then sinclair can just sit in middle to back half with occasional forward movement has another tall option to free buddy up

    Weagles · 01/02/2016 at 11:54

    thanks for input much appreciated, probably will make changes before season starts as we all will

Dan · 01/02/2016 at 11:30

Def – McVeigh, Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Brown (Ess), Hibberd, (Bonner, AMT)

Mid – Pendles, Ablett, Priddis Rockliff, Libba, O’Meara, Crouch, Freeman (Menegola, Dunkley, Marcon)

Ruck – Goldy, Blicavs (Cox)

Fwd – Chopsticks, Barlow, Franklin, Bird, Curnow, Kerridge, (Petracca, Beech)

    Tiges · 01/02/2016 at 13:07

    I think when you're looking at going Libba, O'Meara and Crouch you have to ask yourself why they're in your team. Are they going to be there end of the year? What are they going to average? I think Libba will average 105-110 but O'Meara and Crouch around the 90's. There's rookies at 120k that will average the same as those two, just have to find them. Save the money and get an ultra premium and a rookie instead IMO.

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:15

    if you are going with all 3 of Libba, JOM & Crouch, i would start with one less ultra premium with the idea of upgrading one of the 3 mid-pricers fairly early. will free up cash (to turn Yeo >> Shaw) and give room for another midfield cash-cow

paul · 01/02/2016 at 11:31

DEF

Bartel, J

Yeo, E

Rich, D

Francis, A

Byrne

Brown, M

MID

Dangerfield, P

Pendlebury, S

Ablett, G

Sloane, R

Steven, J

Rockliff, T

Liberatore,

Freeman, N

RUCK

Naitanui, N

Leuenberger, M

FWD

Martin, D

Dahlhaus, L

Robinson, M

Bird, C

Wells, D

Kerridge, S

Bench

DEF

Hartley, M

Rice, B

MID

Keays, B

Mathieson, R

Hibberd, M

RUCK

Korcheck, M

FWD

Kommer, N

McDonald,T

Mallee Boy · 01/02/2016 at 11:56

First go & rookies, in brackets, will probably change. Looking @ set & forget in top Def & Rucks and quite an emphasis on DPP's.
Def: McVeigh, McDonald, Houli, Suckling, [Wagner, Brown, Hartley, Hewett]
Mids: Ablett, Beams, Steven, McCrae, Wines, O'Meara, Trengrove,[ Gresham, Petracca, Cuningham, Beech]
Rucks: Martin, NicNat [Wyatt]
Fwds: Deledio, Montagna, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge [Keough, Eades, Gallucci]
$39,600 in the bank!
Comments!!!!!!!!

TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 12:28

Think I need libba at his starting price

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 12:29

    U need

Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 12:34

Hi guys & girls here's what I'm starting with. I guess I'll be doing a little tinkering with it like the rest of you. What do you guys think? and thanks Jock for opening up this teams chat section for us.

Backs: K. Kolodjashnij, Docherty, Bartel, Yeo, Brown, Adams, Bonner, Broad

Mids: Dangerfield, Gazza, Hannebery, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Simpkin, Kerridge, Jensen, Cuningham, Menegola

Rucks: Martin, Lobbe, Lowden

Forwards: Dusty, Zorko, Motlop, Bird, Kennedy (Melb) Petracca, Keough, L. Sumner

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 13:11

    Motlop is far to risky for me. he had a few good games at the end of last year when he was playing in the midfield, but against good teams he just goes missing, and when he goes missing he can score 30's. don't think he will get as much midfield time as he did last year.

      Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 13:18

      That's true Derek and I've been thinking about what you said about having Leuy and not Bird. I've just done a little playing around with the side. I've taken out Bird and replaced him with Leuy as ruck back up or an upgrade later on. I've replaced Motlop with Barlow. But I'm considering Edwards from Richmond. He was playing well until injury last year What's your thoughts on Barlow or Edwards?

        jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:16

        Not really keen on Barlow or Edwards. Barlow looks to be slowing down and Edwards is behind the likes of Dusty and Deledio. Have you considered Buddy? Save yourself 30-odd grand to use elsewhere

          Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 14:22

          Yeah I have thought about Buddy Jezza but I'd like to see him over the NAB cup. I'm not really into power forwards. I more like the mid / fwds that can move between lines. I'll go have a play around with Buddy and maybe Lynch (GC) Maybe even Stevie J or Smith from GWS

            jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:25

            Yep, it's all up in the air until NAB Challenge unfortunately! From what I've read out of the Swans he is flying in match simulation – he's the only KPP I'll consider in the forwards

              Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 14:33

              If he stays fit and in a good mind set buddy could be in the top 6 forwards no worries.

                Derek · 01/02/2016 at 15:57

                i only have Barlow in my team because of the bandwagon. Bit like Swan last year, midfielder at a good price in the forwards!

                for the same price you can get Rioli!!!! i'd love to have some fun and throw him into my team.

                  Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 16:48

                  I've had Rioli before and I'm still suffering from the burns, I might just pass there. Sometimes it's good to have a few players in common with the rest of the herd

    Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 13:45

    Team 2

    Backs: K.K, Docherty, Bartel, Yeo. Brown, Adams, Bonner, Broad

    Mids: Danger, Pendles, Gazza, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Simpkin, Kerridge, Jansen, Cunningham, Menegola

    Rucks: Martin, Lobbe, Lowden

    Forwards: Dusty, Zorko, Barlow, Leuenburger, Kennedy (Melb) Petracca, Keogh, L. Sumner

magpie4ver · 01/02/2016 at 12:49

Just curious….how does the community feel about Max Gawn? He has actually been on my team the last 3 yrs…..thinking he might be a good #2 R and a POD???

    Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 13:01

    I like Maxie and with Jamar gone now he should ruck all year. The news out of Melbourne is he's training the house down. I just hope he stays fit

      jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:18

      Yep could be the biggest POD of all this year. Looks like he'll get through a full preseason for the first time which means he will only improve.

        magpie4ver · 01/02/2016 at 15:08

        Im actually thinking of going with him and lobbe??? Maybe??? Have to wait and see which I absolutely hate doing!!!!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 14:52

      Fighting for r1 with nicNat at the moment

    Scott · 01/02/2016 at 21:41

    At this stage I have him in with Goldy. I'm hoping he can be more consistent this year. The other POD I am considering is Nicholls GCS who was injured last year, but is the no.1 ruckman this season.

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:01

    Love him mate.
    He's a big furry angry bugga and, he can play footy

    throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:34

    Emerging player. And a POD that won't come with a lot of risk.

Tigeees · 01/02/2016 at 13:05

Hey Jock Reynolds community,
Here's my first draft of a team and seeing if anyone has any thoughts or advice on it.. Don't worry so much about the rookies, more about premiums/POD's and the structure.
DEF:
Mcveigh, Houli, Gibson, Laird, Viojo-Rainbow, Brown (Hibberd, Bonner)

MID:
Ablett, Haneberry, Priddis, Rockcliff, Libba, Parish, Hopper, Freeman, (Cuningham, Goodyear, Phillips)

RUCK:
Mumford, Lobbe (Loersche)

FWD:
Dusty, Bennel, Barlow, Stevie J, Anderson, Kerridge (Kommer, Petracca)

    Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 13:30

    I think we need to watch the Richmond NAB cup games to see which of their defenders will be carrying the ball out of defence this year. With Yarran at the tigers now he could take some of the backline scoring off Houli

    Mummy is big risk for big reward. I hope he stays fit and plays all year. I think I'd be looking at either Goldy, Martin or Jacbos to play your number one ruck if you're taking Lobbe as your second ruck. Otherwise a handy first draft

      Tiges · 01/02/2016 at 18:43

      Cheers for the advice. Mummy only really just got into my side (and straight back out after hearing just how bad he is with injury's).

      Great point on Houli too, I'll have to keep an eye on it!

Kid81 · 01/02/2016 at 13:21

Long time lurker, first time poster. would love to get some advice from this marvellous community!

Laird, McDonald, KK, M Johnson, Seedsman, Dea (Bonner, K Collins)
God, Priddis, T Mitch, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, JOM, B Crouch (Parish, Freeman, Francis)
S Martin, Sinclair (Cox)
Franklin, Leuy, J Anderson, B Kennedy, Kerridge, Petracca, (Kommer, M Brown)

perhaps a little heavy on the Essendon guys at this stage. Really unsure on Leuy/Sinclair and how light I am up forward.

and suggestions would be really appreciated

    jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:22

    Way too heavy in the midfield and defence for mine. Reckon you can only start with one of Seedsman/Dea and one of Crouch/JOM. I'd be going Seed –> rookie and JOM –> rookie to beef up your forwards. Would probably think about downgrading Crouch as well

      Kid81 · 01/02/2016 at 14:24

      Thaks Jezzahill. Any rookies well and truly on the radar I have not got at this stage? understanding of course we are yet to see the NAB cup.

        jezzahill · 01/02/2016 at 14:31

        Rookie's are somewhat speculative at this point because we can't tell if they'll get early games, but you seem to have most of the ones that look like they'll be around during the NAB Challenge.

    medadsson · 01/02/2016 at 15:04

    Hi Kid81 – being a dockers man I am a big Johnson fan however he is nowhere near as durable as he once was (back issues) and I would very happy though extremely surprised if he made it through the season unscathed. For 80000 less I am taking a punt on Tom Sheridan breaking out. Have a look at his form and scores for the last 8-9 games (including the finals) last year playing off half back. He is a link player and ready to assume the old and now retired Duffman role. He has a great motor, runs all day and with rotations down is primed for a big season. Agree with Jezzahill re your midfield and beefing up your forwards.

      Kid81 · 01/02/2016 at 15:11

      Thanks Medadsson. I will have a look at Sheridan tonight. I think MJ is the prime target to move on. I am not convinced about Seedsman either but I am happy with the rest of the backline.

      Does anyone know if JOM will actually play at this stage? is he the best one to move on to a rookie?

    LuskinStar · 02/02/2016 at 08:45

    9 no1 ruckmen avg 95 or over last season. Leui and sinclair are no1 ruckman this year.so i am looking for that sort of output from them. Dont think they are bad choices at all

Redgumwon · 01/02/2016 at 13:23

I think we need to watch the Richmond NAB cup games to see which of their defenders will be carrying the ball out of defence this year. With Yarran at the tigers now he could take some of the backline scoring off Houli

Mummy is big risk for big reward. I hope he stays fit and plays all year. I think I'd be looking at either Goldy, Martin or Jacbos to play your number one ruck if you're taking Lobbe as your second ruck. Otherwise a handy first draft

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League Code: 538287

League Name: JR Community F.L. – this League was ranked top 100 last year, i have sent request to all the teams which were involved last year, some of them have joined the league but still has 8 spots left…..come and join before it is too late…
League Code: 242324

Cheers,
Raj

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 14:49

    looking forward to clashing with the Titans again this year!

    Nifty · 05/02/2016 at 20:12

    Cheers Raj. I've joined again..

Steele22 · 01/02/2016 at 13:34

his is my team at the moment guys just wanting to know who are some locked in premo defenders for this season as i'm not to keen on splashing 600k on a defender (Heath Shaw) at the beginning
43K left in the kitty.

DEF: Shaw, McVeigh, Bartel, Smith, M.Brown, Bonner, (M.Brown, Durdin)
MID: Pendles, Ablett, Gray, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Trengrove, Keays, (Freeman, Ahern, Phillips)
RUCK: Mummy, Lobbe, (King)
FWD: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, B. Kennedy, Kerridge, (Sumner, Petracca)

Rookies will obviously change but would like the fellow communities thoughts on my team thanks.

Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 13:36

Gday all,

Despite my best attempts, I can’t shake the mid proce madness this year, it’s taken hold and won’t let go… Anyway….rooks will change

Def- mcveigh, bartel, smith, malceski, Wagner, brown, (rainbow, joyce)

Mid – Ablett, Pendle, rock, wines, Libba, jom, crouch, petracca, (morabito, colledge, hibberd)

Ruck – Sinclair, luenhamandeggenberger (lowersch)

Fwd – dusty, Dahl, wingard, Robinson, bird, kerridge (kommer, ahern)

211k left

Nab will decide the rucks if either aren’t looking good they’ll be chopped for a lobbe or nic nat type. I think Sinclair could be a goer though, averaged 75 last year rucking behind nic nat, not hard to see him going 90-100 as the main man. Also seriously considering Simpkin for f6 forward berth.

As part of my mid price madness I fully expect to use trades early and I’ll take 100k into the season to fix any errors/jump on somone I missed.

Thoughts?

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 15:11

    not as mad as i thought!

    i like Lobbe more than Sinclair, but i still think you need 1 gun ruck.

    i'm feeling inspired by your mid-price approach and am thinking of Seedsman & Simpkin instead of BSmith and Rookie.

      Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 16:49

      I like Simpkin, think he’ll be my f6, and wouldn’t take much in nab to get Seedsman into my team as well. Will be interesting to see how the Adelaide defence structures up

        @randomcliche · 15/02/2016 at 00:30

        Welcome back Swans2012,
        Bird = mid price hack & mid price hack. Nuff said.
        You beat me with guns n rookies against my mid price madness. Need some simulation to work out which is better. How are you excel skillz? Chat soon

          @randomcliche · 15/02/2016 at 00:30

          mid price hack & mid price trap.

Phil · 01/02/2016 at 14:00

I like it Swans2012 out of all the mid pricers I can't say any are a bad pick. Sinclair is the only one I have my doubts about, I think him and Tippett could go close to 50/50 ruck forward making them both irrelevant for SC. You'd be more in the know than me about that one though.

    Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 14:55

    Thanks Phil, yeah I can’t make a case to leave any of them out! (Yet)
    As for Sinclair, he’s a better ruckman than tippo, and tippo a better forward so I’m hoping that’ll = Sinclair rucking 70/30 with Tippett. Will check the nab and see, mark my words this is the year of the midpricers!!

      Derek · 01/02/2016 at 16:21

      all mid-pricers still need to be turned into Premiums. You need trades, and you need cash! I still think rookies will out perform the mid pricers for cash appreciation and they won't be far behind in the point scoring (there is always a few every year that score well early).

        Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 16:46

        Yeah but remember there is no sub rule this year, our rookies are going to appreciate faster and more. A mid pricer that’s gone up to 4-450 k is a lot easier to upgrade to ultra premo (and should score more in the meantime) than a rookie thats fat at 300-350. And it’s the average rookies a good midpricers strategy will leave out not the big dollar making gun rookies. I’m convincing myself more….I’m sure I’ll burn trades early and I’m prepared to, just feels right for now…
        I’ll do the Math before the season starts and make sure I’m going to have the $$ and trades to make it to othe k but confident it will….

          @randomcliche · 15/02/2016 at 00:33

          neh, f the trades and just get 24 premos and pray to the supercoach gods

MooseknuckleFC · 01/02/2016 at 14:18

Hey guys opinions valued and sought after, cheers!
Back: Shaw, McVeigh, KK
Bugg, M. Brown, M. Brown Vickers-Willis, Broad [emg]

Mid: Pendles, GAJ, Priddis, S. Edwards
Libba, Merrett, Kerridge, Petracca Freeman, Woodward, Long [emg]

Ruck: Goldmember, Leuey Cox [emg]

Forward: Dalhaus, Greene, J. Martin
Heeney, Brayshaw, Kommer H. McKay, Y. Eades [emg]

    Smithy · 01/02/2016 at 14:38

    Pretty solid team with plenty of PODs which could pay off big time! I'd only critique some of your emergencies, i.e. Vickers-Willis who underwent a shoulder reco this off season – you'd be better off with a Hartley or one of the Collins who will likely play R1. Also Woodward, McKay, Long and Eades I'd put as very unlikely to play early football, there are plenty of better rookie priced options though I'm assuming that these players are just placeholders for the minute, like the majority of the rookies in all our teams are! Good luck

      MooseknuckleFC · 03/02/2016 at 14:08

      Don't think there's too many though? Reviewing it, it looks like a mid-pricer frenzy

    'Don't Blush Babby' · 02/02/2016 at 14:43

    I don't mind Heeney inclusion ,if he stayed fit last year he would have been an extra 100k this imo

      @randomcliche · 15/02/2016 at 00:36

      Heeney = mid price trap, not going to make $ of rookie, not going to score like a premo = sydney funnel web spider for your supercoach dollars

Tommo09 · 01/02/2016 at 14:26

Open to all comments as am not usually great at picking a team!!

Defenders: McVeigh, Houli, Bartel, Weitering, Hibberd, Bonner (Rice, K.Collins)
Midfielders: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Liberatore, O'Meara, Mills, Kennedy (Gresham, Gore, Freeman)
Rucks: Goldstein, Mumford (Nyuon)
Forwards: Deledio, Martin, Franklin, Wells, Weideman, Kerridge (Petracca, M.Brown)

Remaining: $19,300
Not sure about Deledio/ Martin as I was think Montagna/ Barlow
I may have also overloaded on Rookies
My rookies may change over NAB Challenge as well.

Open to any suggestion about improving my team

Thanks

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 16:23

    Delidio, Martin and Houli is alot of cash invested in the Tigers.

      Tommo09 · 01/02/2016 at 17:22

      Ok thanks
      Who else do you suggest???

gator59 · 01/02/2016 at 14:27

Hi Higgo, Nice team and love your work could you cast your eyes over my team and tell me what you think..Would love other peoples thoughts too..

BACKS; H.Shaw… J.Mcveigh… KK… J.Bartel…( M.Brown WCE)… M.Hartley…………… (M.Brown ESS)… R.Bonner

MIDS: N.Fyfe… S.Pendlebury… G.Abblett… T.Rockliff… T.Liberatore… C.Mills… A.Francis… N.Freeman..(L.Sumner.. B.Keays.. M.Hibberd)

RUCKS T Goldstein… S.Mumford… ( D.Wyatt )

FWDS D.Martin… M.Barlow… J.Kennedy… J.Anderson… S.Kerridge… C.Petacca………. ( P.Ahern… S.Skinner )

Need feedback please..

Mia · 01/02/2016 at 14:34

Thoughts will be appreciated, thanks!

Def: K. Kolodjashnij, B. Smith, Vlastuin, Salem, M. Brown (ESS), M. Hartley. (R. Bonner, K. Collins)
Mid: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Beams, Wines, Liberatore, B. Crouch, Parish, Hopper (Petracca, Cunningham, R. Davis)
Ruck: Goldstein, Lobbe (Cox)
Fwd: Dahlhaus, Zorko, S. Gray, Greene, De Goey, Cockatoo (Kerridge, Kommer)

    Mason Storm · 01/02/2016 at 17:17

    Backline looks fairly light on. Would consider turning Vlaustin/Salem into a Premo/Rookie.

John · 01/02/2016 at 14:40

Love the team Higgo, thinking about going down a similar path with my defence, love the midfield, and the J.Martin pick down forward!
only concern is KK, id be all over him but dont know how he will go with the stars returning?
anyway ill throw up my team, any input would be much appreciated!

DEF: Shaw, Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Byrne, Brown (Hibberd, AMT)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Cunningham (Freeman, Petracca, Keays)
RUCK: Martin, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Wingard, Smith, Leuenberger, Hipwood, Kerridge (Sumner, Kommer)

Like most rookies are likely to change
Just trying to toss up if its worth having Shaw from the get go as its a big price to pay, can just take KK but at what point cost?
can allow me a bit more freedom and to splash out a bit
Im another fan of D.Smith like Sarah, and i believe he will get more consistency in his game and pump out hundreds
hoping ive got a good starting base for 2016!
let me know your thoughts

sammyreynolds1 · 01/02/2016 at 14:44

Def – Yeo, B smith, Malceski, Francis, Dea, Collins ( brown , bonner)

Mid- Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Kennedy, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Crouch ( Jansen, Sumner, Beech)

Ruck- Blicavs, Leu (Wyatt)

Fwd- Barlow, Buddy, Tex, Greene, Anderson, Kerridge ( Petracca, Uberang)

Mertotoole · 01/02/2016 at 15:11

Still making tweaks but currently i have

DEF: McVeigh, Simpson, Bartel, Pittard, Dea, Bonner (Brown (WCE), Hartley)

MID: Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Prestia, Parker, Libba, Hopper, Kerridge (Jansen, Freeman, Phillips)

RUC: S.Martin, Mumford (Chol)

FWD: Dusty, Zorko, Greene, B.Kennedy, Cockatoo, Petracca (Commer, Brown (ESS))
Obviously my rookies will change in regards to NAB cup performance

Carl · 01/02/2016 at 15:27

Any Criticism is Welcome

DEF: Shaw, Mcveigh, Docherty, Bartel, Bryne, Tucker ( Bonner, Rice)

MID: Danger, Steven, Rockliff, Cripps, Libba, Omeara, Crouch, Trengrove (Melb) ( Gresham, Cunningham, Mathieson)

RUC: Martinn, Lobbe ( Cox)

FWD: Martin, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Stanley, Kerridge, Brown ( ESS) ( Skinner, Balic)

I have 6.5K in the bank

    Mertotoole · 01/02/2016 at 15:31

    Any particular reasoning behind the non-selection of Gary Ablett?

      Carl · 01/02/2016 at 15:33

      Will wait till NAB CUP to see if his injuries are behind him

        Derek · 01/02/2016 at 17:21

        they are. better start fitting him in.

    Swans2012 · 01/02/2016 at 17:00

    I like Steven could go big this year, may have to fit him in somehow myself! I reckon he might be ultra premo this year! Stanley is a bit hit n miss for me and I’d worry about no Ablett but I like it

Daniel · 01/02/2016 at 15:35

My team so far

Def
Shaw-Houli-B.Smith-Malceski-Brown-Collins (Hartley & Bonner)

Mid
Paddy-Gaz-Pendles-Rockliff-Parker-Liba-Ahern-Freeman (Cunningham,Wallis, Davis)

Rucks
Goldy-Lobbe-Wyatt

Fwd
Dusty-Dalhaus-Bennell-Leuenberger-Kerridge-Petracca (Phillips & Markov)

Rookies obviously subject to change for whoever is on the park, Parker at M5 gives me the option to include one or two of O'Meara, Polec or Crouch or upgrade some of the rookies to Simpkin, Anderson Hopper etc

Thought community?

    Kev · 01/02/2016 at 17:17

    Love the Ahern selection, Daniel. Jeez GWS did well in stockpiling talent didn't they?! Leuy is a boom or but pick, would you pick him if you didn't need the ruck cover? Unless you're unlucky enough to get screwed over early DPP swing between fwd and ruck is more important later on

DL123 · 01/02/2016 at 15:40

Hey guys here's my team of 2016!

DEF – shaw, docherty, bartel, francis, hibberd, bonner (byrne, collins)
MID – danger, ablett, rockliff, wines, libba, crouch, parish, hopper (kerridge, freeman, mathieson)
RUC – goldy, lobbe (cox)
FOR – martin, wingard, d.smith, bird, wright, petracca (kommer, brown)

Feedback appreciated thankyou and GOODLUCK

TJM · 01/02/2016 at 15:50

Shaw, McVeigh, Bartel, Yeo, Francis, Hipwood, Skinner, Bonner
Ablett, Pendles, Priddis, Rockliff, O'Meara, Liberatore, Parish, Hopper, Gresham, Keays, Mathieson
Goldy, Lobbe, Wyatt
Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Petracca, Kerridge, Kennedy, Brown, Sumner

Holty · 01/02/2016 at 15:52

Like the midfield but big risk in not having many rookies in there IMO as the rookies that tend to appreciate in value the most are the midfielders. I like to generate as much cash as possible to get the best side possible by finals time. I also love the pick of Lobbe. Averaged 100 when not sharing the ruck duties in 2014. 2016 I'm hoping will be the same.

    Derek · 01/02/2016 at 17:20

    gotta have rookies in the mids to generate the cash. no cash, no premium team and will be stuck with the mid-pricers who didn't appreciate. at least with rookies, if they get a few games they go up in value.

Cliffy · 01/02/2016 at 15:53

So excited to be back in the game for another year!

Here’s my rough copy of the team at the moment:

DEF: J.McVeigh, J.Bartel, E.Yeo, B.Smith, R.Bonner, M.Brown – ESS (M.Brown – WCE, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

MID: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, J.Kennedy, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, J.O’Meara, B.Crouch, J.Hopper (D.Gore, C.Petracca, N.Freeman)

RUC: S.Martin, N.Naitanui (M.King)

FWD: D.Martin, L.Dahlhaus, M.Barlow, J.Simpkin, S.Kerridge, J.Pickett (M.Hammelmann, T.Philips)

All suggestions welcome 🙂

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:20

    Solid team. Can't be expecting a lot of big scores from Simpkin. Might be better downgrading him and using the cash elsewhere

wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 16:16

Obviously a few are NAB dependent but I reckon this mob will keep me in the game until the byes. A few names I've not seen a lot of here and a lot that are in every team

Boyd, McDonald, Bartel, McKenzie, Byrne, Brown, Hartley, Mc-Tip
Danger, GAJ, Rockliff, Wines, Cripps, Libba, O'Meara, Crouch, Hiscox, Cunningham, Dunkley
Kruezer, Lobbe, King
Dahlhaus, Barlow, St Nick, Leuey, Conca, Petracca, Galluci, Adams

    DL123 · 01/02/2016 at 16:54

    boyd, bartel, riewoldt all too old to sustain their once amazing form for mine,
    kreuzer, barlow, conca mckenzie all question marks, but have something to prove this year
    pure premo picks are very solid and rookies are nab dependant

    nice work and good luck

      wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 20:59

      Thanks DL I mostly understand and share your opinion but, here's my reasoning.
      Bartel I reckon will give me a solid 20 games without bad luck.
      Boyd and Riewaldt only need to play the first 6 for me but, will both be top 10 def and fwd around bye time and equal or greater in price to whomever I want to swap them for, Deledio and Shaw included.
      Kruezer Barlow Conca McKenzie – You've gotta speculate to accumulate. If they don't work out there are similarly priced alternatives (I have 30 trades)
      The whole thing is speculative really, if they all stink or get injured in NAB they'll all be swapped

    Phil · 01/02/2016 at 17:19

    What??!! You're now picking Malceski even though your mathematical pattern has him averaging 100 this year!!! .FWIW I've been searching through statistical patterns on certain players (hope u don't mind) and I have Montagna down to average 79, or it could be 89, either way now enough for a premo.

      Phil · 01/02/2016 at 17:21

      *not picking

      wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 20:49

      Brilliant work on Montagna Phil whats the pattern?
      I know the eski patterns says that he's imperative but I wanna see nab first, he stunk it up majorly last year as predicted but, that pattern didn't factor his age or the progression of KK, Miller and Saad in his 2016 projection.

wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 16:19

I'm not sharing the love for Kommer check this out http://www.aflplayerratings.com.au/Ratings/Player
even at his bargain price he's not going to ave more than 50 if he stays on the park. Much better value elsewhere that wont cost you an early trade.

Bg G · 01/02/2016 at 16:27

My first go:
D: Heater, Laird, Birchall, Aish, Cheapie, Cheapie, Rookie, Rookie
M: Fye, Danger, Baby J, Rocky, Wines, B Crouch, C Mills, D Cunningham, Freeman, Keays,
R: Goldy, Lobbe, Wyatt
F: Lids, Dahl, Chopsticks, Jed Anderson (pending), Kerridge, M Brown, Petracca

    Kev · 01/02/2016 at 17:06

    Those mids gave me a bit of tingle, Bg G! That's a really solid looking team. Be interesting to see how Anderson fits in at north. Could share his spot with guys like Dumont and Kayne Turner. I went with Simpkin because of better job security

      Bg G · 02/02/2016 at 09:23

      Thanks Kev. Simpkin will be handy for the Round 14 (looks like the hardest bye week) bye week as well

Ryan · 01/02/2016 at 16:30

http://imgur.com/LQ5hcIl

Heres my team, Im unsure about the weak backline but I feel like the extra points can be made up in the other positions. Plus Id rather spend on expensive mids than defenders. Thoughts on my team? Is it too unbalanced?

    Kev · 01/02/2016 at 17:00

    It's a good looking team, Ryan. Bennell hasn't trained with the main group at all so far, Freo are taking huge precautions with him to make sure his calf is 110%.

    Agree that your backline is weak, but back yourself. Your thinking is correct that money is better spent elsewhere, but once the season starts if any of KK, Yeo, or Smith fail for the week their crappy score hurts when you have 3 rookies on field as well. You'll be tearing your hair out trying to fix that line up

Dean · 01/02/2016 at 17:01

Nice side Higgo, My only slight concern is regarding your Midfield with players such as Cripps and Wines to a lessor extent .
I have a very similar side, the biggest score difference between your team and mine thus far is Goldy should outscore Jacobs by 20 odd points one would imagine but the $100k price difference between Goldy allows me to add Shaw in defence, also Dangerfield other then Wines & Pendlebury other then Cripps in my midfield.
I'm not sold on Chopsticks this year and prefer to go Dahlhaus over him, although I love how you put Gunston & J Martin in your forward line, I went with Barlow, & Conca instead so far.
However overall very similar sides, but I prefer my midfield thus far, having Cripps Cripps in your midfield at his current price is a massive risk.
Here is my side

DEF: Shaw, KK, Rich, Yeo, M Dea, Byrne (Bonner, Rice)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Libber, O’Meara, B Crouch, Kerridge (Jensen, Petracca, Freeman)
RUCK: Jacobs, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Wingard, Conca, Curnow, Hipwood (Ahern, M Brown)

Thoughts Higgo and community?

THE ROOK · 01/02/2016 at 17:07

Hey JR community first time giving SC a crack and very excited!!

DEF: Shaw, McVeigh, B. Smith, Malceski, M. Brown, Byrne (Brown, Collins)
MID: GAJ, Pendlebury, Priddis, Goddard, Libba, Hopper, Freeman (Mathieson, Menegola, Hibberd)
RUCK: Martin, Lobbe
FWD: Martin, Dalhaus, Barlow, Leuenberger, Kerridge, Petracca (Keough, long)

Remaining salary: $36,200

Rookies are obviously subject to change and I will be keeping a close eye on Malceski's form during the NAB challenge.
Any help is greatly appreciated, cheers!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/02/2016 at 17:32

    Wouldn’t go Goddard likely to be buried from carrying the team on his shoulders and fighting off taggers.

      THE ROOK · 01/02/2016 at 17:35

      cheers, who would you suggest instead?

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 02/02/2016 at 10:38

        Parker, wines or if u want a pod mccrae

The Ranger · 01/02/2016 at 17:07

It's early days but here's what it looks like today….

KK, McV, Bartel, Aish, + 4 rookies
GAJ, Danger, Pendles, Rocky, Wines, Libba, B.Crouch + 4 rookies
NicNat, Lobbe + 1 rookie
Dusty, Bennell, Dalhaus, Bird + 4 rookies

…it feels a bit vanilla so far so it may well change….

Mason Storm · 01/02/2016 at 17:09

Nice start Higgo! Any advice would be appreciated fellas.

DEF: Shaw, Bartel, B.Smith, Malsexy, J.Clayton, C.Byrne (M.Brown, R.Bonner)
MID: Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, O’Meara, Crouch, Parish, Hopper (Gore, Jansen, Mathieson)
RUC: Goldstein, Lobbe (Chol R/F)
FWD: Deledio, D.Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Vardy, Petracca (Sumner, Kommer)

Vardy the key right now. Could turn him into Luey is fit. But prefer the R/F DPP backup for the rucks at this stage…

$90k in the sky rocket.
Thoughts?

West · 01/02/2016 at 17:21

Shaw, Kolodjashnij, Rich, Dea, Brown, Bonner (broad, hartley)

GAJ, Pendles, Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Libertore, Parish, Gresham (freeman, mathieson, cole)

Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)

Lids, Martin, Franklin, T.West, Hipwood, Kerridge (Petracca, Kommer)

Obviously rookies subject to change and only about 20k left

Thoughts?

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:15

    Good team West, two Brisbane ruckman may not work out too well and two Richmond forwards as well. Otherwise a solid team

Liam · 01/02/2016 at 17:28

Shaw, Mcveigh, Bartel, Bsmith, M.Brown, Hibberd (Collins, Bonner)

Gaj, Pendles, JPK, Rocky, Libba, Parish, hopper, gresham (Freeman, Keays, Long)

S.Martin, Lobbe

Deledio, Dahlhaus, Barlow, T greene, Hipwood, Kerridge (Petracca, Kommer)

Thoughts please

Adam · 01/02/2016 at 17:29

Thaughts please crew 1st draft

McVeigh. Kolo. Bartel. Smith. M brown. Bonner. Byrne. Wagner
Ablett. Gray. Rock. Libba. Jom. Crouch. Hopper. Petracca. Cunningham. Hibberd. Davis
Nic Nat. Lobbe.
Zorko. Wingate. Barlow. Bird. Wells. Kerrigan. Pickett. Adams

    Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:41

    Hey mate. Your defence looks fine to me. A similar structure to a lot of teams out there, but thats not necessarily a bad thing. Interesting selection in Gray. I love the bloke and may still pick him, but for some reason I haven't just yet. I'm sure he'll carve up this year. Having all three of Libba, JOM and Crouch is risky but could pay off. That might be what gets you over the line? Rucks may be a bit off. Or maybe it's just because it's the first team I've seen without either Martin or Goldy? Good luck anyway! Don't rate Barlow this year. Toss Martin or Lids in there instead.

JoeWoolcock · 01/02/2016 at 17:41

G'day all, would appreciate any thoughts at all from the sea of wisdom that is the Jock Reynolds community. Rooks are of course pending…

DEF: McVeigh, Murphy, Bartel, B. Smith, Byrne, Brown (Collins, Bonner)
MID: Pendlebury, Ablett, JPK, Rockliff, Cripps, Liberatore, Crouch, Freeman (Cuningham, Keays, Clarke)
RUCK: Martin, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Dahlhaus, Greene, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, S. Yarran)

CEO WADA · 01/02/2016 at 17:42

Team: WADA Bin Appealin

Def: Shaw, KK, Yeo, B Smith, A Francis, M Hartley (Brown, Broad)
Mid: Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Adams, Libba, O'Meara, B Crouch, Kerridge (Jansen, Mathieson, Menegola)
Ruck: Blicavs, Sinclair (Naismith)
Fwd: Dahlhaus, Robinson, Greene, Wells, Andersen, Petracca (Kennedy, Sumner)

$186,400 in the kitty. I know there's risk in the Mids with 3 return from injury types BUT, if they display positively in the NAB i think i'll run with them. Sinclair from the Swans is a specualtive pick also.Thoughts my learned colleagues. Regards WADA 🙂

    HOLLA · 01/02/2016 at 18:05

    Adams in for a massive year. Great pick.

    Dean · 01/02/2016 at 20:31

    Great side, not a huge fan of Adams. As a POD I would much prefer Sidebottom over Adams – Which will still leave you with over $150,000.

    Some interesting statistics below:

    ADAMS $528,500 18 games played in 2015 Ave/98
    2015 SC scores: 98,75,100,114,60,69,73,92,115,120,101,143,110,40,99,87,136,131
    7 games 110+
    5 games sub 80

    SIDEBOTTOM $562,200 16 games played in 2015 Avg/104
    2015 SC scores: 136,116,120,59,83,70,107,122,117,117,77,86,96,115,148,98
    8 games 110+
    3 games sub 80

    Good luck mate.

Dean · 01/02/2016 at 17:46

I have TWO options that I am finally quite happy with at this stage however I am torn between the both of them.

Jock, Higgo, Crouching & community please let me know which team OPTION you prefer PLEASE.

OPTION 1
DEF: Shaw, KK, Rich, Yeo, M Dea, Byrne (Bonner, Rice)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Libber, O’Meara, B Crouch, Kerrige (Jensen, Petracca, Freeman)
RUCK: Jacobs, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Wingard, Conca, Curnow, Hipwood (Ahern, M Brown)

OPTION 2
DEF: Shaw, McVeigh, Yeo, Rich, M Brown (ESS), Byrne (Bonner, Rice)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Libber, O’Meara, B Crouch, Kerridge (Jensen, Petracca, Freeman)
RUCK: Jacobs, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Gunston, Barlow, Conca, Curnow, Hipwood (Ahern, Kommer)

Thanks in advance all.

    Adam · 01/02/2016 at 17:53

    Option 1 def the rest pretty good

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:13

    Option 2

3. Votes · 01/02/2016 at 17:55

Back- Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Aish, Dea. Collins ( M brown, Bonner)
Mid- Danger Ablett J.Selwood Gibbs Libba O'Mera B. Crouch (Parsh, Jansen Phillips)
Ruck- Goldstein Lobbe ( cox)
Forward-Martin Bennel Anderson Kenedy Wingard C. Curnow ( Kerridge Petracca)
40 k spare, what changes should I make? leaning on Cockatoo for the forward line! Any help would be much appreciated

    Dean · 01/02/2016 at 19:20

    Not a bad side mate but I personally would not have Bartel in my side considering his age & price, I had him in my FWD line last year and he was ordinary missing half the year. My real concern with Bartel this season is that he is now 33 years old and I strongly believe he will be rested fairly often so expect for him to miss between 5 to 8 games.
    I do like D Rich however and with his DPP playing him in defence I believe is a much better option and he is $34,000 cheaper but thats just my opinion mate.

    Secondly I don't like Aish at all but thats just me, I would pick B Reid ahead of Aish any day
    Aish only averaged 51 from 11 games last season and Reid Averaged 70 last season however he only played 5 games but Reid's lowest scores of 54 & 45 were around Aish's higher end scores. Aish's highest score from 11 games was 73 and he only scored higher then 70 once, where as Reid scored 77, 83, 93 from just his 5 starts this is why I believe Reid has allot more upside compared to Aish.

    Don't let me change your decisions, just weigh it all up and make your own final decision. I find going with your gut feeling is more often right than wrong..

    Apart from that I like your side. Hope this helps mate. Good Luck.

Phil · 01/02/2016 at 18:13

I've gone a little Essendon mid price heavy cos I reckon there's a goldmine there. Also Boyd (as a POD judging by these teams) over McVeigh & Shaw cos I reckon he'll come out of the blocks harder…Rip it to shreds

DEF- Boyd, Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Brown, Hartley (Byrne, Collins)
MID- Ablett, Pendlebury, Gray, Rockcliff, Libba, Crouch, O'Meara, Jansen (Keays, Cuningham, Polkinghorne)
RCK- Goldstein, NicNat (Grimley)
FWD- Martin, Barlow, Bird, Leunenberger, Simpkin, Petracca, (Kerridge, Kommer)

Dreamers · 01/02/2016 at 18:19

So here's my first team 'The Dreamers' Can't decide what to do with my F3 got $477 400 for that position so i just put Buddy in cause he's reasonably cheap, gunna see what happens in the Nab cup 🙂

Def: Shaw, Mcveigh, Bartel, B Smith, Weitering, Francis (Bench: C. Byrne, M Brown)
Mid: Ablett, Sloane, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, O'mera, B.Crouch, Parish (Bench: D.Cuningham, B.Keays, M.Hibberd)
Ruck: S.Martin, Lobbe (Bench: H.Mckay)
Fwd: D.Martin, Dahlhaus, Franklin, C.Curnow, S.Kerridge, C.Petrecca (Bench: E.Hipwood, N.Kommer)

Thoughts? (btw Mckay in the ruck will most likely play the season depending on how he plays in the NAB cup)

    Derek · 03/02/2016 at 09:22

    McVeigh to KK
    Franklin to Wingard

@emhoy · 01/02/2016 at 18:26

I have 52K in bank. Still not sure about D3,D4,D5. Also do I go Martin or Nit Nat as R2. Taking risk with SkyWalker and Blue and Bombers rookies to generate my cash.

DEF- Shaw, Bartel, Janesch, Walker, Hampton,Hartley (Collins, Hibberd)
MID – Danger,Pendles,Ablett, Rockcliff, Libba, Crouch, Parish, Polkinghrone (Summer, Cunningham, Davis)
RUCK – Goldy, Martin
FWD – Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, M Brown (Kommer, Petracca)

bingobronson · 01/02/2016 at 18:43

Hey there fellas, excited for the new season!

Let me know what you all think of my layout, of course rookies are up to changing but im open to any suggestions!

DEF: KK, Yeo, Rich, BSmith, Brown, Bonner (Hartley, Broad)

MID: Danger, God, Shiel, Rocky, Cripps, Libba, JOM, BCrouch (Jansen, Freeman, Menegola)

RUC: Mummy, Lobbe (Chol)

FWD: Chops, Dahl, Barlow, Andersen, Kerridge, Petracca (Summer, Kommer)

Appreciate it 🙂

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:11

    Looking good, a very risky defence, might be wise to upgrade KK/Rich as they might not get as much midfield time. Midfleid is good although, you will be expecting them all to play well. Midfield rookies score higher than the other lines. Otherwise good team

otherguy · 01/02/2016 at 18:56

gunston or barlow??

    Kev · 01/02/2016 at 19:49

    Barlow but not real keen on either

    Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:26

    Barlow for sure. But I'm with Kev, could there be another option?

      Dean · 01/02/2016 at 21:59

      If not Barlow or Gunston then who else?

        Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 22:21

        Zorko? Wingard?

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:12

    Gunston could be a good POD with Roughead out

Troy6225 · 01/02/2016 at 19:08

Def: H.Shaw, R.Laird, K.Kolodjashnij, E.Yeo, M.Hartley, M.Brown, C.Byrne, M.Hibberd

Mid: G.Ablett, T.Mitchell, L.Neale, T.Rockliff, T.Adams, B.Gibbs, B.Crouch, T.Phillips, J.Gresham, S.Menegola, B.Keays

Ruc: S.Martin, M.Leuenberger, M.Cox

Fwd: D.Martin, T.Bell, J.Billings, C.Bird, C.Smith, N.Kommer, (S.Kerridge, C.Petracca

Thought's?

@bailey8_ · 01/02/2016 at 19:28

Thoughts on my side
DEF: McVeigh Bartel Yeo Smith Dea Brown (Hibberd Bonner)
MID: Fyfe Ablett Priddis Rockliff (Parker or Wines) Liberatore (Crouch or JOM) Parish (Cunningham Mathieson Freeman)
RUCKS: Martin Leuenberger
FWD: Dahlhaus Franklin Merrett D. Menzel cockatoo Kerridge Brown Petracca

    Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:25

    Love both Menzel and Cockatoo, but couldn't bring myself to pick Menzel. Good luck to you. Parker or Wines? I'd go Wines personally. He'll rip it up this year.

    fatboyfat7 · 01/02/2016 at 21:00

    Really like it apart from the Menzel and Cockatoo picks…

Eric_the_Red · 01/02/2016 at 20:24

Hi community. Long time reader, first time poster. Love my Supercoach as much as the rest of you so am keen to be a part of these discussions! Some great teams knocking about out there with some interesting PODs. Keen to see how they unfold during NAB. Love the Rich selection too Higgo. I'm a fan of the lad. Would love a comment or two regarding this initial squad. Cheers.

DEF Laird, KK, Bartel, Rich, Francis, Brown (Byrne, Hartley)
MID Pendles, Ablett, Hannebery, Bont, Rocky, Libba, Parish, Freeman (Keays, Sumner, Gibbered)
RUCK Martin, Lobbe (Loersch)
FWD Martin, Dahls, Zorko, Cockatoo, Kerridge, Petracca (Yarran, Kommer)

    JoeWoolcock · 01/02/2016 at 23:25

    Hey Eric, looks like you've got some real PODs of your own which is nice to see. You're looking strong down back (love the Bartel, Rich picks) but I question Laird's ability to repeat last year's scores with Jaensch returning and Hampton to add to the fray. As for the mids, this is the first time I've seen the Bont pop up this year – it is an extremely interesting selection. Big questions are the tag and whether Libba will steal some of his pill. If he can answer them, who knows what he can do… I like the Martin/Lobbe combo, it's what I have as well. Up front, F1/2 are strong set-and-forget selections. Zorko is too much of a rollercoaster for me, but a definite POD. I'd also have another think about Cockatoo, as he seems the Zorko-type scorer even at his best. Overall though, a really solid effort mate!

Tyler · 01/02/2016 at 21:01

best 500-550k fwd?

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 21:23

    Hang on mate I'm just looking for my Tardis

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 21:33

    I overshot my return and accidentally posted the answer in 2014, sorry.

    Dean · 01/02/2016 at 22:34

    Wingard, Zorko, Gunston, Rioli & Barlow in that order based on last seasons stats, however I put Wingard as #1 because after watching last season the guy has really matured into what most of us always knew he was capable of, he will go huge this season I believe.

    Wingard only had 4 sub 80 scores last season and averaged 97
    Zorko only had 4 sub 80 scores last season and averaged 100
    Gunston only had 4 sub 80 scores last season and averaged 96
    Rioli only had 4 sub 80 scores last season and averaged 93
    Barlow had 8 sub 80 scores last season and averaged 93

    Lastly I thought Dahlhaus was a must mention even though he is above $563k
    He is my number 1 selection forward pick this season. He will finish in the TOP 3 forwards this season if he doesn't get injured.
    He has only had 3 sub 80 scores last season and they were scores of 79, 77 & 58 – Not to mention his average was a whopping 104 last season.

    Good Luck

Liam · 01/02/2016 at 21:12

Hello community .
Thoughts on my team.
DEF: KK, Bartel, Smith, Hampton, Dea, Byrne
(Brown, Bonner)
MID: Danger, Pendles, GAJ, JPK, Rocky, Libba, Crouch, Freeman
(Keays, Menegola, Mathieson)
RUC: Martin, Lobbe (Wyatt)
FWD:Chopsticks, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Bird, Cockatoo, Kerridge
(Petracca, Phillips)

Rookies will change depending on NAB cup. What are your thoughts on my defence, just wondering if i've left it to light.
Thanks in advance.

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 21:22

    Hi Liam I agree with your gut instinct mate, your defence is fragile atmo.

      Liam · 01/02/2016 at 21:39

      What do you suggest to fix that ?

        wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:08

        At this stage it's hard to say I just think Smith, Hampton Dea and even Byrne are a bit speculative. Smith is 1 head knock from retirement which has to have an effect on his game style.
        Speculation is great, it's what sorts the winners from the losers but 4 speculative picks onfield in the backline is one or 2 too many for me.
        I hope they all smash it particularly Curtly and Byrne who have oodles of x-factor

    Dean · 01/02/2016 at 23:16

    I don't like Bartel at all, keep in mind he is 33 years old and above all less rotations now without the snot vest.
    So im almost certain he will be rested. I am guessing they wont play him 6 to 8 times particularly against the easier sides, especially if the cats do well this year.

    I totally with wombat Re: Smith, yeah he seems cheap but one knock could put him out for several weeks and playing a defensive roll its likely to happen sooner rather then later.

    Consider this defence: KK, Yeo, Rich, Hampton, Dea, Byrne. I think its a much stronger defence if you go this route and your left with $6,000.
    Also consider Hampton to B Reid if you can find the extra $33,000 but then again if your gut tells you Hampton then stick with him as he might have a cracking season, at the end of the day your guess is as good as mine.

    I'm big on statistics for example Hampton played 4 games last season and scored 58, 78, 17, 53 Giving him a average of 49
    Reid played 5 games and scored 77, 54, 45, 83, 93 Giving him a average of 70
    That being said both played very few games last season so keep that in mind, however I don't mind Reid providing he is fit and well.

    Hope this helps – Good luck mate

      Liam · 02/02/2016 at 16:37

      Cheers Dean. I think im going to change my defence up a little to make it a bit stronger.

WEEVZ · 01/02/2016 at 21:19

Not a bad side at all Higgo, the concern for me however is you've probably spent too much $$$ on the midfield and not enough up forward and down back.

Here's my first crack at my side for this season:
DEF: H.Shaw, J.McVeigh, K.Kolodjashnij, N.Malceski, A.Francis, M.Brown (WCE) [M.Brown (ESS), K.Collins]

MID: N.Fyfe, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, B.Crouch, C.Mills, D.Parish, J.Hopper [J.Gresham, B.Keays, A.Marcon]

RUCK: T.Goldstein, M.Lobbe [L.Lowden]

FWD: D.Martin, H.Bennell, C.Wingard, Z.Merrett, S.Kerridge, C.Petracca [N.Kommer, P.Ahern]

I currently have 96.2k to spare, and will be keeping an eye on the pre-season before settling on my final side. Your thoughts?

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 21:30

    Keep an eye on the injuries mate McVeigh only started training last week after surgery and is no guarantee for first 2-3 rounds. There seems to be heaps of talk about Bennell not being medically fit as well, NAB will tell I spose.
    3 onfield beginners in the middle might cost you a few points against your opposition otherwise its solid.

      MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:01

      Definitely another midfield potential keeper m8?

    Dean · 01/02/2016 at 23:41

    Not a bad side but I would like a stronger midfield.

    The other concern is Fyfe, I had him as my first midfielder last week when I first selected my side. I then noticed very few people had him in there side which obviously sparked alarms, so I asked why are people picking Pendles & Dangerfield over Fyfe.

    The reply I received was and I QUOTE: "Fyfe is injured. Doc Larkins reckons it is an injury that will constantly recur. Will affect his output. Ross Lyon has said he might shift Fyfe forward. Fyfe is a gun. But all these things have raised a few questions"

    So keep that in mind, he is far to expensive to have anything as his price will fall like a rock mate.

      wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:43

      Great comments on Fyffe Dean

Capt. Cav · 01/02/2016 at 21:35

thoughts on my team?
def: Mcveigh Houli Bartel Francis Brown(ess) rice / bonner tipungwanti
mid: Fyfe danger gaz pendles rocky liberatore crouch parish/ hopper cuningham keays
Ruc: Martin Lobbe
Fwd: Martin bennell merret simpkin petracca ahern / Kommer Yarran

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 21:57

    Mate like it but not sold on either Mcveigh or Houli.
    Think there might be cheaper (hopefully) better value with some of the younger kids coming thru…

MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 21:39

Hi y’all

Long time reader, first time poster. Any thoughts on this line up?

Shaw KK Bartel Yeo

McKenz Dea Brown rookie

Gaz Sloane wines. Libba. Crouch

Omeara. Kerridge rookiex3

Bennell. Wingard. Buddy. Bird

Simpkin. Petracca. rookiex2

Cheers and keep up the good work…

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:02

    Sloane over Rocky?

      MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:07

      Sorry mate and Rock the lock… Left one out of the midfield as well. Ripping first post…

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:05

    Sorry rucks

    Martin. Lobbe. Loersch(cheapest loophole)

Starburns72 · 01/02/2016 at 21:47

Hey guys, Even though there are a lot of teams on here I was hoping someone would share some of their thoughts on my side:

Backs: K Kolodjashnij, S Docherty, Rich, B Smith, J Aish, M Brown (A Francis, R Bonner)
Mids: S Pendlebury, C Ward, T Rockliff, P Cripps, T Liberatore, J O'Meara, B Crouch, D Parish (J Hopper, D Cuningham, R Mathieson)
Rucks: T Goldstein, M Lobbe (M Cox)
Forwards: D Martin, L Franklin, J Stringer, D Thomas, J Simpkin, S Kerridge (P Ahern, C Petracca)

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 21:59

    Solid, I don’t mind this team… Maybe one more forward keeper if you can squeeze one in.

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:00

    I reckon Doch is a risk. Last year he was given every opportunity to shine but he just continued on 2014 form, which was pretty good but definately not D2 worthy i.e he's already peaked and his best isn't good enough for SC

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:12

    Carlton were rubbish bar the young gun last year… The Doch I’d def one of those guys who could break out and go woosh, can play and who knows what role bolts has installed for him?…

    @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 19:37

    what's you thinking behind Stringer's selection?

      @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 21:30

      As do you think Stringer will be a keeper or a stepping stone to a keeper fwd

West · 01/02/2016 at 21:52

Shaw, Kolodjashnij, Rich, Dea, Brown, Bonner (broad, hartley)

GAJ, Pendles, Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Libertore, Parish, Gresham (freeman, mathieson, cole)

Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)

Lids, Martin, Franklin, T.West, Hipwood, Kerridge (Petracca, Kommer)

Obviously rookies subject to change and only about 20k left

Thoughts?

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:09

    All good bud, maybe just one more potential forward

      West · 01/02/2016 at 22:15

      Cheers Mikey. Do you mean a keeper forward?

        MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:18

        Yeah mate

    rick · 01/02/2016 at 22:21

    Very nice side i'd just try add one more premo mid

      West · 01/02/2016 at 22:29

      Cheers Rick

Bobby Singh · 01/02/2016 at 22:02

Thoughts on my team would be greatly appreciated:

DEF: Shaw, Bartel, Smith, Malceski, Brown (ESS) and Collins. BENCH: Hibberd (NM) and Bonner.
MID: Fyfe4Lyfe, Gablett, Dependlebury, Rockliff, Crouch, Libba, Jansen, Gresham. BENCH: Cunningham, Freeman, Keays.
RUCK: Goldy and Mummy. BENCH: Wyatt.
FWD: Martin (RICH), Dahlhaus, Bennell, Leuenburger, Petrecca and Kerridge. BENCH: Ahern and Sumner.

Cheers lads.

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:17

    Good balance, if anything downgrade either malcheski or leuee to a rookie and make the other one a keeper…

      Bobby Singh · 01/02/2016 at 22:30

      I've got about 18k on me. The Leuey pick in the forward line might be weird but it has a true purpose. He should average a solid score and is my backup for Mumford who can be a beast, but is injury prone. If not, I could downgrade him to Craig Bird or a rookie to free up some cash.

    Gibbo · 01/02/2016 at 22:19

    Great side wouldnt change much how much money do you have left

HOLLA · 01/02/2016 at 22:14

Hello community.

Just need an opinion.

I currently have a pair of collingwood premiums and apair of brisbane premiums in my midfield.

Will this present any problems?? Should i be spreading the love with players from different clubs??

Cheers guys.

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:19

    That depends on if your playing for wins or for ranking?

      HOLLA · 01/02/2016 at 22:24

      Wins i guess.

        MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:44

        You’ll be all good as long as your other premos don’t have the same bye rounds

    mick · 01/02/2016 at 23:01

    pendles and rocky or beams

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:55

    Mate for the first 8 weeks you could have 4 from each if that's what you think will score the most. Approaching the byes you trade accordingly

      HOLLA · 02/02/2016 at 18:27

      Cheers. Im sticking with my gut feel this year. If ive got a player in mind im sticking him. Not shooting myself in the foot again.

Ted · 01/02/2016 at 22:18

Hey guys need your help on a few things…
bennell or barlow?
bartel or someone else around that price?
and bird or simpkin for the f4 position?
TIA

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:22

    For mine mate Bennell over Barlow and Bartels a give me lock…the bomber top ups will be interesting but I’d imagine you’d look at both if there playing.

      Ted · 01/02/2016 at 22:25

      Cheers mate

Iamme · 01/02/2016 at 22:20

This is my early attempt for the year, Let me know your thoughts community?

DEF: McVeigh – Boyd – Yeo – Krakouer – Aish – Brown (Collins Bonner)
MID: Dangerfeild – Ablett – Rockliff – Pendlebury – Liberatore – B.Crouch – Welles – Freeman (M.Hibbert ,Trengrove Petracca)
RUCKS: Mummy – Luenberger
FWD: Deledio – Zorko – Motlop – J.Anderson – Simpkin – B.Kennedy (Kommer, Long

    West · 01/02/2016 at 22:28

    Looks good lamme. McVeigh underwent surgery post season so I think theres a few better options around that price and would probably stay away from krakouer this year but the rest looks good

Tom · 01/02/2016 at 22:25

Dangerfield or Pendles? Reckon Danger could explode this year

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:28

    Danger (big scores) mouse v mr consistent?

      MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:39

      Sorry mate meant do you want a consistent output or big ups and with the occasional downs? They’ll both finish round about the same average I’d imagine

    magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 21:25

    Pendels!!!!!!!!

wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:31

Does anybody else find it highly amusing that the new Essendon coach is a qualified pharmacist?

    Tom · 01/02/2016 at 22:33

    took you a while to realise that

      wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:39

      Hmm doesn't look like an answer maybe you just wanted to see your name on the internet. Well done champ now show your mum that I replied.

        Tom · 01/02/2016 at 22:41

        Would be funny if Worsfold wasnt appointed coach a few months ago. Good try though

          wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 22:54

          Hmm still not an answer. Ask mum what that squiggly thing with a dot under it means Tom.

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:36

    Haha classic

    jockreynolds · 01/02/2016 at 22:53

    haaa you're a ripper Wom

      wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:00

      Thanks mate I've just arrived at clear space in the fog and wondered why that decision didn't get an Australia day award. coz i reckon it rivals the NT News headlines for Aussie legendary laughability. I reckon Tom might be a Bombers fan so he doesn't think it so funny.

        Tom · 01/02/2016 at 23:17

        actually support the swans mate but good try again. The answer is no by the way 🙂

          wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:30

          The Swans, that genuinely suprises me. The bombers choice is like a fart under the doona on a cold night or an old lady giving a skateboarder a coat hanger, it will be funny forever no matter how many times somebody mentions it. I thought you were a bombers supporter because only they would be blind to the chuckle, at the outside I thought you'd be an eagles or Dockers fan because its a school night and late 🙂

            throttlefinger · 02/02/2016 at 22:53

            The blade is sharp tonight…

              wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 00:37

              Last night mate, remember that the rest of the world is behind Australia. Our now is your future.
              Mate how could Tom not think that funny? Even the 'steaming mega Hird' himself would have got a chuckle out of that before threatening to sue Woosha for something.

              The mad litagist is probably stitching his sides back together as I type due to the Bombers having a better list post penalty than they had pre penalty

                throttlefinger · 03/02/2016 at 00:50

                Laugh out loud stuff. He had to have chuckled. Or was just having a bad day. Who the hell knows with people these days?

                May have to use SMH as shorthand for something. Over ego indulgence perhaps. Foolish endeavors. Who knows.

                Pure gold. You're one of the reasons I love checking this site every day.

    ThatDamnRascal · 03/02/2016 at 09:42

    Any chance you can stop being a pure flog? Really just sounds like you're just looking for any chance to shoehorn some sort of trolling towards Essendon into each and every comments section. Some here actually want to discuss what the site is here for. Which is fantasy footy just encase the two braincells you keep knocking together couldn't quiet register.
    To save you asking for a comeback just ask your mum she swallowed in last night

      Wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 15:03

      Thank you for your passionate response. It’s cheat hating people like you and me that will ensure that the bombers and their supporters can’t sweep the world’s biggest professional sports drug cheating scandal under the carpet.

      Thank you again and please leave more passionate feedback on those other comments you mentioned, usually the number of replies increases the readership of a comment which serves to better spread the word.
      You’re a hero mate.

      I really hate having to mention those cheats all of the time but I come here to discuss fantasy footy and those cheats have opened the door for a lot of players who now become Fantasy football relevant particularly for the start of the season.

        ThatDamnRascal · 03/02/2016 at 15:32

        Calling it as I see it. Oh and I love how you've simplified the most complex and largest drug scandal really allows both your active brain cells to fully absorb every bit of information.
        It really shows how far this site will go to now allow flogs, such as yourself, so spew bs all over the place and get applauded for it. Bravo…..Bravo
        How is John Worsfold qualification Fantasy relevant? It's not!

          wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 17:26

          I agree that the media and Bombers should stop blaming everybody else and claiming stupidity as a defence. You are absolutely correct when you say that the club should have been deregistered and the violated players shared amongst the non cheating teams at Essendons expense, that would have been a lot closer to justice.
          Instead Essendon chose to sacrifice their players for the good of the club.

          Despite your enthusiastic encouragement for me to desist from taking every opportunity to lift the edge of the carpet I shall not.

          You will find it a lot easier to overpower whomever it is that's forcing you to read my comments than you will to stop me making them.

          Now if you don't mind this is a Fantasy forum and I'd prefer it if you stayed on topic.

            ThatDamnRascal · 03/02/2016 at 18:42

            Good! Use your aggressive feelings…. let the hate flow through you!!

            Someone has some serious issues. All that pent up anger at a football club?? Maybe you're deflecting??? Did mom not touch you enough? or did daddy touch you too much?? Oh but you'd like either of those option fits in with the small minded hillbilly thinking.

            Now go sprout your BS in the Hun comments section or the Bigfooty forums and let this comment section serve its purpose…. Fantasy team discussion

              Thumper · 05/02/2016 at 01:03

              You are an intellectual dwarf that's being schooled by a giant. Run away fool

                ThatDamnRascal · 05/02/2016 at 11:20

                Pfffftttttt…….bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:35

Try mine again cause f it up the first time…

Shaw. KK. Bartel. Yeo
McKez. Dea. Brown. rookie

Gaz. Rockcliff. Sloane. Libba. Crouch
Omeara. Kerridge. rookie x 3

Martin. Lobbe. Loersch

Bennell. Wingard. Buddy. Bird
Simpkin. Petracca. rookie x 2

Cheers

    West · 01/02/2016 at 22:39

    Reckon you could save a bit of cash with players like MacKenzie, Simpkin and Dea by picking a rookie as they could end up having the same output but will have to wait til NAB to see what their form is like. The rest looks good though.

      MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:49

      Cheers boss, not sold on Mckenzie and Simpkin yet either

      MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:50

      Don’t mind Dea though he looked alright as a rebounding defender before Houli come took his job

CaptnKaOs · 01/02/2016 at 22:45

Lousy run with injuries…but any thoughts on Ottens at 148k if fit?

    MikeyJ · 01/02/2016 at 22:52

    Don’t see where he fits in their side but new coach might mean new structures. A wait and see on the big fella

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:56

    Geez captain that's like asking if an ice egg flip for $1.99 is abargain

Dools · 01/02/2016 at 23:02

Is it a problem that i have 9 essendon players in my team (brown,ashby,tipungwuti-mcdonald,hartley,parish,simpkin,polkinhorne,bird and kommer)

    Dools · 01/02/2016 at 23:30

    .

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:44

    not at all mate were still more sleeps than fingers from NAB

Ethan · 01/02/2016 at 23:13

Def: KK,Bartel, Yeo, Rich, Smith, Brown (Collins,Broad)
Mid:Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, O'meara, Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Menegola,Kerridge)
Ruc:Mumford, Lobbe, (Wyatt)
FWD: Wingard, Buddy, Greene, Leuenburger, Kennedy, Cockatoo, (Petracca, Adams)

Im a little unhappy with the defence. I feel theres not enough cash generation where i can do a 1 up 1 down trades.
Any recommendations or feedback?

    wombatsfc · 01/02/2016 at 23:53

    rich and smith is too much $ for m4 and 5 IMO they're at their peak ave already.
    Mummy is the only ruck likely of outscoring Goldy but you will have to trade him due to injury when you can least afford it.
    Your forward line borders on art in its individuality (except luey and bench) well done I love it!

HOLLA · 01/02/2016 at 23:17

Bit of feedback appreciated

BACKS: LAIRD ROBERTON KK
AISH E. MCKENZIE BROWN

MIDS: DANGER BEAMS SIDEY
ROCKY ADAMS LIBBA
HOPPER FREEMAN

RUCKS: MARTIN GRUNDY

FWDS: MARTIN DAHLHAUS MERRET
D.MENZEL B.KENNEDY PETRACCA

    Danners · 02/02/2016 at 09:05

    Nice team, big call going no Ablett. A few PODs in there, a bit risky going in with two Collingwood midfielders, but both are good picks. I would downgrade Menzel as he would make only little money, and isn't likely to go premo

      HOLLA · 02/02/2016 at 11:32

      Cheers danners.

    @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 21:34

    Like Grundy as your R2. I had his for much of last season he could continue to improve this year too

VJ · 01/02/2016 at 23:49

Backs- McVeigh,shaw,yeo,smith
Hibberd,brown(Ess), Collins,bonner

Mids- Pendles,rocky,gaz,priddis,sloane,libba
Gresham,Jansen,gore,freeman,cunningham

Ruck- Nic Nat, lobbe
Wyatt

Fwd- martin,dalhaus,wingard,leunbeger
Kerridge,petracca,sumner,Kommer

Thoughts?

CarlaShirley · 01/02/2016 at 23:56

Not sure on rookies yet like most but only 2 stand out selection or decisions of mine are debatable
M.Rosa selection and choosing Burger as my R2 (see how NAB goes with that one lol)
Aim is to upgrade Berder to Goldy or Sauce later and hope to lose little more than 15 points against them weekly till bye round.

Mcveigh, Bartel, Rosa, B.Smith, M.Brown, Byrne (Hartley, Rice)
Danger, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Crouch, Liberatore, O'Meara, Kerridge ( Yansen, Freeman, Hibberd)
S.Martin, Leuenberger ( Cox)
Montagna, Martin, Barlow, D.Smith, Sumner, Kommer ( Phillips, Yarran)

    wombatsfc · 02/02/2016 at 00:26

    My position in the debate on Rosa.
    What role will Rosa have? He's a gun but now he's on the gravity fed side of progress hill in a team full of young bulls, will he be given a more negative role? I know that that's the same question twice.

    Other thoughts
    Sumner wont be fit round 1 and Kommer's best year saw him ave in the 50's so IMO you need new F5 and 6.
    The rest is pretty solid but even as a lifelong Blues fan I'd take Petracca, Beech or Russel Coight before Kerridge i just don't think the kid has what it takes to play AFL. He reminds me of Simon Oliver kicked 200+ goals on multiple occaisons in one of the strongest feeder leagues in the country but was an absolute failure at the next level. I hope for Carltons sake that I'm wrong

      CarlaShirley · 02/02/2016 at 00:37

      Points taken to Wambat 🙂 yeah Rosa is in atm considering if he gets a wing type position like with west coast. Bennell leaving might see that happen? NAB will show a little insight. But yeah the rookies not a clue haha

Cakewalker · 01/02/2016 at 23:56

Curious to hear peoples thoughts on Currie as an emergency pick, was looking good in his debut season but never got much of a run at it after that. Now at the Gold Coast, will he get a game?
Also, dare I suggest it.. D.Thomas at 308k in the forward line is hard to ignore, anyone putting him in?

    CarlaShirly · 02/02/2016 at 00:00

    D.Thomas would need a lot going for him to be relevant like 80% midfield time increase his disposal% and not get injured again. Reckon he will only be @ the 75-80 at best.

      Cakewalker · 02/02/2016 at 12:52

      I agree a lot would need to go right, maybe too much for me to pick him. However his best years 2011 (Avg 109) and 2012 (Avg 96) are well worth his current price tag, if he could get close to that again. Anyway, food for thought.

    wombatsfc · 02/02/2016 at 00:15

    Daisy? Until you mentioned him I didn't think that he was still playing, he must be a bit too easy easy to ignore

      CarlaShirley · 02/02/2016 at 00:17

      Hi Wambat how are you?

Jambo · 01/02/2016 at 23:58

My first draft.
Def: Matty Boyd, Thumper K, Jimmy Bartel, Matty Jaensch, Riley Bonner, THE REAL Mitch Brown (ESS) (Michael Hartley, Tony McD-T)
Mid: Pendles, GAJ, Sloane, Rockliff, Gibbs, Liberatore, Angus Brayshaw, Darcy Parish (Keays, Woodward, Dave Cuningham)
Ruc: M Kreuzer, Leuenberger (R O'Brien)
Fwd: Mike Barlow, Mitch Robinson, Z Merrett, Boekhurst, Jed Anderson, Petracca, (Ahern, Pickett)

I'll read, with interest, any criticism or feedback. It's awesome to have ya back on board, Jock. I'm sorry that things didn't work out with Narelle. You have the community behind ya, Jock.

    CarlaShirley · 02/02/2016 at 00:07

    Be careful on Kreuzer but who knows could show us wrong in NAB. Like the Boyd pick down back but not sure on Robinson and Merrett tbh. Downgrade Gibbs to crouch for sure and upgrade Merrett

    wombatsfc · 02/02/2016 at 00:13

    Good start Jambo but try to get some ruc/fwd cover for Luey.
    Like your call on Kamikaze he's had another kid and got a whole new approach to life which for the last 10 games of 2015 showed him to be very worthy of F2. I hope he continues this year, I love passionate hard headed footballers with the 'see ball get ball' mentality. Could be a must have and might drop the Beamers ave by 10-15

Cameron Ross · 02/02/2016 at 00:12

Good looking team Higgo.

Here is my first draft, please any comments would be great.

DEF – KK, Yeo, Rich, Dea, Byrne, Hibberd (Nth), M Brown (Ess), Bonner
MID – Ablett, Priddis, Lewis, Rockliff, Cripps, Libba, O'Meara, B Crouch, Petracca, Freeman, Keays
RUCK – Blicavs, Lobbe, Cox
FWD – Montanga, Dahlhaus, J Martin, Brayshaw, C Bird, C Curnow, Kerridge, Kommer

Not really sold on Lewis and maybe Ablett – any suggestions.

Thanks

Ringgary · 02/02/2016 at 00:40

DEF: H.Shaw, J.McVeigh, D. Rich, M.Suckling, M.Brown(ESS), N.Broad (E.Hipwood/R.Bonner)

MID: S.Pendlebury, R.Gray, T.Rockliff, L.Parker, T.Liberatore, J.O’Meara, C.Mills, D.Parish (C.Petracca/B.Keays/J.Dunkley)

RUCK: S.Martin, S.Jacobs (M.Cox)

FWD: D.Martin, L.Dahlhaus, M.Barlow, J.Anderson, N.Cockatoo, S.Kerridge (N.Kommer/J.Pickett)

Mikey · 02/02/2016 at 01:06

Hi guys,
Been following JR for a while but now my first time posting. Here's my team currently, appreciate your thoughts community!

Def: Shaw, McVeigh, Birchall, Yeo, Francis, Rice – Hartley, Adams
Mid: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Liberatore, O'Meara, B.Crouch, Gresham – Petracca, Cuningham, Mathieson
Ruc: Jacobs, Lobbe – Wyatt
Fwd: Martin, Dahlhaus, Greene, Anderson, Kennedy, Kerridge – M.Brown, Balic

cheers!

Tom McV · 02/02/2016 at 08:12

Hey guys, here is my team at the moment, give me your thoughts please!

Def: J.McVeigh, J.Bartel, B.Smith, N.Melceski, M.Dea, M.Brown (ESS) (M.Hibberd, K.Collins)
Mid: S.Pendlbury, G.Ablett, O.Wines, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, JOM, B.Crouch, D.Parish (D.Gore, J.Jansen, R.Mathieson)
Ruc: T.Goldstein, M.Lobbe (L.Lowden)
Fwd: D.Martin, L.Dalhaus, M.Barlow, M.Leuenberger, E.Hipwood, C.Petrecca (S.Kerridge, N.Kommer)

    nick · 02/02/2016 at 10:16

    leuenberger stocks have dropped a bit now that jamar has been picked up by essendon

jordanandeddie · 02/02/2016 at 08:26

Anyone else thinking that Adcock has a lot of upside at the Dogs? Last year was a bit of an off year but previously he has been a very consistent scorer. Have him at D4 atm.

    Darryn37 · 02/02/2016 at 10:21

    I have considered him, but opted at the moment to throw a little more $$$ at Stringer..
    Watching

    @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 20:54

    Adcock is rookie listed so only relevant if & when he's upgraded. He is probably the most obvious upgrade for Crameri. However, Bevo may upgrade a younger player if they light it up on the training track or in the reserves

Danners · 02/02/2016 at 08:48

A good start Higgo! This is about my third version of my team
Def-H.Shaw, J.McVeigh, J.Bartel, B.Smith, C.Byrne, M.Hartley (S.Collins, R.Bonner)
Mid-S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, L.Parker, T.Liberatore, B.Crouch, D.Parish, B.Keays (J.Dunkley, L.Sumner, N.Freeman)
Ruck-S.Mumford, N.Naitanui (M.Cox)
Fwd-D.Martin, C.Wingard, M.Barlow, T.Greene, S.Kerridge, C.Petracca (M.Brown, T.O'Brien)
Nothing in the bank
Trying to go gun and rookie as possible.
Thoughts?

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:49

    Danners! Quality effort mate, hard to pick apart that side

Danners · 02/02/2016 at 08:58

Also community…
The Community Crew leagues are back for 2016! These leagues were both ranked in the top 100 and one ranked in the top 50. Codes will be released throughout the pre season.
Community Crew #1: 867517
If you miss out, remember a couple more codes will be released soon.

    Darryn37 · 02/02/2016 at 09:28

    DAZZLER is in

@wheels_1987 · 02/02/2016 at 09:09

N.Broad… im a tigers man but i dont know much about him at this stage. is he a popular pic? i am weary of tiger cubs this season as we already have a young list and are pushing for finals, so if anyone can help me out with some trivia on Broad that would be good.

Im not sure about your Cripps selection. I feel money would be better spent either upgrading Cripps to a ultra premo, or downgrade to a GIBBS or rookie and use the cash elsewhere. Cripps IS a gun, but not proven yet. BIG risk.

Gunston is a big ball move. Interesting selection with Roughy out. However will he be a season long keeper? Like Reiwoldt x 2 and Cloke, the KPF is a risky move. I would prefer to see a toby greene style player or a rookie

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 11:35

    I’m a tiger as well Wheels and I agree, reckon only Rioli will get a decent shot at the first team out of this year’s draftees.

    Broad is a speedy half back runner, if Yarran spuds it (likely, hate the bloke) or spends more time forward Broad might get a look in

      'Don't Blush Babby' · 02/02/2016 at 15:27

      Corey Ellis will be in before them , whilst he's a Mid / Fwd he could get a run down back

        Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:47

        There's Lennon and Conca to fit in as well. Not keen on tiger rookies this year

Troppo · 02/02/2016 at 09:50

DEFENCE
K. Kolodjashnij – 482,200
E. Yeo – $443,300
M. Johnson – $435,800
B. Smith – $415,500
M. Dea -$183,600
M. Brown – $117,300

C. Hanley – $117,300
R. Bonner – $117,300

MIDS
P. Dangerfield – $647,000
G. Ablett – $623,200
T. Rockliff – $550,100
O. Wines – $525,100
T. Liberatore – $357,300
J. O'Meara – $316,300
B. Crouch – $306,100
D. Parish – $202,800

J. Jansen – $123,900
P. Ahern – $123,900
C. Petracca – $123,900

RUCKS
T. Goldstein – $695,100
S. Mumford – $570,500

M. Cox – $117,300

FORWARDS
D. Martin – $569,300
D. Zorko – $543,000
M. Barlow – $505,300
D. Wells – $243,900
E. Hipwood – $162,300
S. Kerridge – $137,600

N. Kommer – $123,900
B. Hardwick – $117,300

any opinions would be appreciated! obviously bench players and a few rookies will need to be swapped come the NAB Cup. thanks community!

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 11:23

    Johnson is handy when he can make it on the park, just too much of an injury liability imo. Plenty of options around his price though

Derek · 02/02/2016 at 09:51

I’m a guns & Rookies. Mid-price is too much choice and potential problems.

I’ve tweeked my team and got rid of Leuy, BSmith, Crouch & Bird. All too risky.

Shaw, McVeigh, KK, Bartel, Hibberd, Hartley, (Collins, Rice)

Fyfe, Pendlebury, Ablett, JPK, Rockliff, Libba, Gresham, Phillips (rookies)

NicNat, Lobbe (Wyatt)

Martin, Wingard, Rioli, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petrecca (rookies)

$12k left

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 11:18

    Good looking team, Derek. I like that you’ve identified some of the risky blokes despite them being popular picks.

    Wingard and Rioli could be magical one week and infuriating the next. I’d go with just one of them. Rioli could go twang at any time, but looks like he’ll be a nice POD

      Derek · 02/02/2016 at 14:07

      I've always wanted to have Rioli in my team, massive POD, but always worried about his hamstrings. Last year he hardly missed a game.

      i listened to the podcast and have decided to take out Shaw & McVeigh, realised they are overpriced and will look at upgrading to them later. Brought in Yeo & BSmith. the cash allows me to upgrade a rookie to Lance Buddy Franklin.

      KK, Bartel, Yeo, BSmith, Hibberd, Brown (Rice, Bonner)

      Fyfe, Pendlebury, Ablett, JPK, Rockliff, Libba, Gresham, Keays (rookies)

      NicNat, Lobbe (Wyatt)

      Martin, Wingard, Rioli, Franklin,Simpkin, Kerridge, (Petrecca, Phillips)

        Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:44

        See you've included Buddy as well. All sorts of noise coming out of Sydney about him, I bloody get sucked in and disappointed every year. I'm writing myself a note and sticking on the back of the dunny door, DON'T PICK BUDDY

          Derek · 03/02/2016 at 12:10

          buddy is there because i consider him a "premium" and he is well priced for that status. Last year my F4 was Cloke, so i know the pain of the Key position player. He is my only one, so it is worth it.

        Liam · 02/02/2016 at 18:47

        Whats your plan to include the ultra premos in the forward line ?
        You will need Lids, montagna and Dahlhaus come seasons end.

          Derek · 03/02/2016 at 12:09

          i have a ultra premium watch list for all the lines. I will be looking at picking up the fallen premiums as they present.

          My plan is to generate a heap of cash with the rookies. Mush easier this year without the sub vest getting in the way. Forget about the mid-pricers increasing much in value.

          Calculated i will need around $13.8 – 14mil team value by round 11.

Darryn37 · 02/02/2016 at 10:12

Here is the 1st draft of TEAM DAZZLER..
Thoughts ??

DEF = Shaw, Simpson, KK, Yoe, Wellingham, Cowan (Byrne, Bonner)
MID = Dangerfield, Bontempelli, Cripps, Liberitore, Bird, Wells, Anderson, Petracca (Francis, Freeman, Cunningham)
RUC = Mumford, Lobbe (Cox)
FOR = Montagna, Martin, Barlow, Stringer, Kerridge, Kommer (Ahern, M Brown)

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 11:09

    How much cash you got left over, darryn? Your mids look weak, too many midpricers. Bird, Wells, and Anderson are taking up valuable midfield spots

      Darryn37 · 02/02/2016 at 11:18

      $16,200 buddy

    fatboyfat7 · 02/02/2016 at 21:15

    Plenty of POD's in there anyway!

      JSS · 14/02/2016 at 14:55

      Spent 2 much on the defence downgrade them upgrade mids

Bg G · 02/02/2016 at 11:51

Is Chad a good as pick as Chopsticks to save some cash as F2/3? Thoughts

    Ditts · 10/02/2016 at 10:31

    Definitely not, Martin is the biggest lock in fantasy IMO

Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 12:05

DEF: Thumper, Yeo, B.Smith, J.Aish, Dea, M.Brown(Ess) – M.Hibberd (Nth), Bonner

MID: Fyfe, Dependles, GOD, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Polec, Gresham – Cuningham, Keays, Mathieson

RUC: Goldy, Martin – Korcheck

FWD: Dusty, Franklin, Greene, Anderson, Kerridge, Petrecca – Kennedy, Ahern

$12, 100 left

Cheers community

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:39

    Arousing ruck line, Jimi. Love it! Nicely balanced team, love the Polec selection. I've been flirting with in my side for a while as a POD to Crouch and O'Meara (Libba is locked away). Talked myself out of it for now but really hope he can get himself fit

      Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 22:00

      Cheers mate, thanks for your feedback. I learnt a few seasons ago it's best to just lock and load the rucks and move on with life.

      Polec is massively underrated IMO and gives a good POD. Wouldn't touch JOM as I hear he's still only on running drills after 18 months out. Would've liked Crouch but thinking it's a but risky to have more than 2 Libba/JOM/Crouch/Polec.

    Eric_the_Red · 02/02/2016 at 17:58

    I like it, mate. No one stands out in defence at this stage but you never know I guess. Its a hard line to pick. Been considering Yeo for a while but haven't got him just yet. I like the Franklin selection. Good luck!

      Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 22:04

      Cheers Eric.

      Defence it a tough one again this year! Only bloke who stands out to me is Shaw, had him in some earlier versions of my team but I just can't quite squeeze him in here.

      Like was said on the defence podcast the other day, with Selwood gone to Geelong and some key defenders returning to WCE, hopefully Yeo gets more of a run in the mids. Looking forward to NAB to get some answers.

    LuskinStar · 08/02/2016 at 08:49

    Lyons wants Fyfe to spend more time in fwds. Might impact significantly on his scores.

magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 12:07

Well here is what I have now based on what happens in the Nab as we know will most likely change!!

DEF= Shaw, McVeigh, Murphy, Francis, Hippwood, C. Smith (Clayton, Adamson)
MID= Pendels, Gazza, JPK, Rocky, Libba, O'meara, Parish, Hopper (Viojo-Rainbow, Ahern, Petracca)
RUC= Goldstein, Gawn (Wyatt)
FWD= Dahlhaus, Bennell, M. Robinson, Ah Chee, Cochatoo, M.Brown (S. Kerridge, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Good Luck All!!!

    Neake · 02/02/2016 at 12:17

    First time I’ve seen Gawn in a team. Loving that pick.

      magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 12:58

      Thanks Mate!!!

      Hes been on my side the last 3 yrs …..but obviously he didn't really play til last yr….he was always just a bench player…..but not looking like it this yr!!! I think hes a good POD and he avg over a ton in all the games played last yr! The price is good to compared to the top ones with the likes of Jacobs Goldy and Martin. Hes not a sure lock but close…..hear hes killing it in pre-season???

        @chris_troppo · 11/02/2016 at 11:20

        also i hear that bennell might not be fit for round 1

    James Sykes · 02/02/2016 at 13:46

    heads up mate.

    The age is reporting today that McVeigh could struggle to make round 1

      magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 15:19

      Thanks for the intel Mate!

Northernsoul74 · 02/02/2016 at 12:25

Team below. Tempted to have all 3 of Libba, JOM, and Crouch but think 2 of the 3 is the safer bet.

Def: Shaw, M Johnson, B Smith, Malceski, M Hibberd, R Bonner, Hartley, M Adams

Mid: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Sloane, Libba, Crouch, Hopper, Gresham, Cunningham, Keays, Mathieson

Ruck: Goldstein, Lobbe

Fed: Delidio, Dahlhaus, Wingard, Greene, Curnow, Petracca, m Brown, Kerridge.

    Derek · 02/02/2016 at 15:52

    Libba is a no-brainer. The other two i'm not going with. They are not keepers in my opinion (libba might be) so they will need to be upgraded. That means extra trades and i'm not sure if there is much cash to be made.

    remember Griffen last year looked a good pick. best you get another Premium and a rookie.

ThatDamnRascal · 02/02/2016 at 13:06

Righto so draft one is complete have at it:
Def: K. Kolodjashnij, E. Yeo, D. Rich, J. Aish, M. Brown(ESS), M. Hartley. (R. Bonner,K. Collins)
Mid: P. Dangerfield, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett, T. Rockliff, O. Wines, T. Liberatore, J. O'Meara, J. Simpkin. (C. Mills, D. Gore, R. Mathieson)
Rucks: T. Goldstein, M. Lobbe (M. Chol)
Fwd: D. Martin, L. Dahlhaus, C. Bird, H. Crozier, J. Anderson, N. Cockatoo (S. Kerridge, C. Petracca)

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:36

    Nice team rascal, wouldn't have Mills sitting on the pine though. Give f4/5 the flick and move Simpkin there, pick up another mid bench rookie

Goose · 02/02/2016 at 14:21

DEF: Laird, K.Kolo, Bartel, Dea, Hibberd, Bonner (Brown, Broad)
MID: Pendles, Ward, Selwood, Rockliff, Wines, Liberatore, O'Meara, Crouch (Jansen, Freeman, Keays)
RUC: Goldy, Lobbe (Wyatt)
FWD: Montagna, Dusty, J.Martin, Anderson, Simpkin, C.Curnow (Kerridge, Petracca)

$80,100 in the bank
Thoughts?

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:34

    Love the Ward selection, Goose, haven't seen him in many teams. Selwood is in doubt for round 1, monitor that closely. Reckon pick one of Anderson or Simpkin to downgrade to a rookie, use the cash to upgrade one of Dea, Hibberd, Bonner

Benny · 02/02/2016 at 14:30

Def: rance, yeo, baguely, smith, dea, m brown (ess)

Bench: hipwood, bonner

Mid: gaz, priddis, selwood, rocky, gibbs, libba, omeara, freeman

Bench: jansen, hibberd, b Payne

Ruck: jacobs, lobbe

Bench: cox

Fwd: dahlhaus, barlow, buddy, greene, kerridge, petracca

Bench: curnow, kommer.

A fair bit of POD in my opinion, could be too much??

Cheers

    Derek · 02/02/2016 at 15:47

    Jacobs in ruck is a good POD. I started with him last year and he did good.

    As a backup, i'd go Lowden at R3 in case they rest Jacobs or he has a niggle, Lowden is the likely fill in.

@Seekersupacoach · 02/02/2016 at 14:54

My current team, SKYWALKER FC
C'arn the Force!

DEF – J Bartel, E Yeo, B Smith, M Dea, M Brown (Ess), N Broad (H Wigg, M Hibberd)
MID – N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, S Pendlebury, G Ablett, T Rockliff, T Liberatore, J O'Meara, B Couch (A Francis, S Kerridge, B Keays)
RUC – T Goldstein, M Lobbe (Max King)
FOR – M Barlow, L Franklin, C Sinclair, L Duggan, J Anderson, B Kennedy (C Petracca, A McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Looking at my team I am going for set and forget Premiums in the midfield because I got burnt last year with so many injuries and struggled to trade up.

Having said that, I would appreciate feedback as to why I wouldn't start with Pendles, Danger, Goldy and/or Fyfe because I'd also be happy to get in Adams and Wines into my mids and Blicavs into my Ruck

    Derek · 02/02/2016 at 15:44

    Goldy is the only one i'll not be starting with. Near $700k, one thing is for sure, at some point you will be able to get him cheaper. If he scores well at the begining, hopefully you were able to pick up points elsewhere with the cash you saved.

    I have a few doubts about how the Rucks will score this year now that the sub vest is gone. I see teams playing 2 rucks alot more, like it was before the sub vest days, although the limit of interchange may have changed that approach.

    Even if Norf don't play two rucks, goldy will come up against some teams (like the Hawks) that will, and poor old Goldy might get the run around.

      Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 22:16

      In defence of selecting Goldy:

      1. It's one thing to say you'll snap him up when his price drops, it's another thing to do it. Even when he drops he'll still be around 600k. When the season is up and running if you have other injury issues or trade priorities to deal with, working out a trade to bring in a cheaper, but still very expensive Goldy will be a ball ache.

      2. Also worth remembering, in the past 6 seasons he hasn't played less than 20 games. What other premium ruck has that kind of versatility?

    @Seekersupacoach · 02/02/2016 at 19:58

    If I don't start Goldy then it's a choice between Stefan Martin or Blicavs and use that extra $100k or so to use on securing a keeper Fwd.

      Jimi · 02/02/2016 at 22:34

      Personally I'd drop JOM to upgrade fwd. I may sound crazy but he hasn't played in 18 months, is apparently still on running drills and it's only 2 weeks out from NAB. All bad signs.

    fatboyfat7 · 02/02/2016 at 21:26

    Really really like it. I disagree with the Goldy comments, once he increased last year he didn't come back down. Might get him down at maybe 30k cheaper but the loss of points in the meantime and the use of a trade aren't worth it. Set and forget. My only criticism would be the forward line. Like you said already, one more premo would be ideal. You def going to run the frd/mid ruck swing?

      @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 22:36

      I think that if you go wil Lobbe or Leuenberger as R2 you have to have a ruck swing in the forwards. I'm currently rebuilding my team from scratch after reading most of the posts and comments on this thread

    wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 01:20

    I really like your rucks and F1 and F3, your M2-8 and, your D1 and D5 but the rest sort of says 'hope'
    Sure Yeo, Smith and Dea could play the best footy that they've ever played but is that enough to warrant D2,3,4?
    Everyone knows that wannabe farmer Fyffe is a better footballer than god but, his back is broken – doesn't work properly means broken to me.
    Buddy is similar to the wannabe farmer in that a major part is broken.
    Kerridge, Anderson, Kennedy, have already been trashed by other clubs, why? Surely if they potential at the top level they wouldn't be discarded for an unknown youngster?

      @Seekersupacoach · 03/02/2016 at 22:44

      With my tinkering of my team for defence Yeo, Smith, Bartel have been in and out a lot. I've looked at Rampe and Rich too.
      Fyfe & JOM are very likely to be out too on fitness grounds unless the tear up the preseason. This frees up $$ as well.
      All the rookies are subject to change so Kerridge, Anderson, Dea etc could be cut too

      After all SC has only been open a few days

Boltons Blues · 02/02/2016 at 15:01

With Jamar going to the bombers, do you reckon this makes the berger an even bigger risk?

Backs – Smith, KK, Bartel, Rich, Hibberd (NM), Bonner (Brown, Broad)
Mids – Pendles, Ablett, Rock, Wines, Liba, O'meara, Crouch, (either another 580k player or rookie), (Freeman, Cuningham, Clarke)
Rucks – Berger//Nic Nat, Lobbe (Naismith)
Forwards – Lids, Dahl, Wingard, Greene, Kerridge, Kommer, (Petracca, Yarran)

Thinking of going Berger and a premo in the mids, but now that Jamar has gone to the bombers, i think it increases the already big risk taking the berger
Wingard im not 100% sold on
And of course rookies are pending NAB cup form/what roles they will play

    Derek · 02/02/2016 at 15:56

    Berger is only $300k. If you are thinking of an early trade to Goldy (ie hope Goldy drops and Berger increases) might be ok to use the extra trade. However that was the Bellchamber move that didn't go so well last year.

    Lobbe is only $90k more and seems a better bet.

Kev · 02/02/2016 at 16:30

Some interesting takes on Goldy/the ruck situation this year. I'm in the "must have" Goldy group. 18 100+ scores last year, 13 of those over 120, 8 over 140! Rolled gold captain option every week. If/when Gaz returns to his majestic self then it's pretty damn arousing having those 2 blokes running around in your team.

No doubts that he'll drop, but how far? If you plan on starting with Leuy or Lobbe with the plan to upgrade them, that's 300-400k you've got to make up. It's hoping that Goldy will spud it at the same time the other two smash it out of the park. If this great game has taught me anything, the Supercoach Gods don't work like that. Agree that it's a lot to shell out at the start of year, but you get what you pay for.

Some time on ground stats for the major rucks last year:
Goldy – 90%
Sandi – 82%
Jacobs – 88%
S. Martin – 91%
Mummy – 87%
Big Ivan – 89%

The interchange cap might see a return of the goalsquare gorilla, ala Alastair Lynch later in his career.

Central FC coach · 02/02/2016 at 16:44

Hello community Im so looking forward to this season, I would like some feed back on my first team.

KK, E.Yeo, B.Smith
C.Hampton, M.Brown, M.Hartley
(R.Bonner, K.Collins)

Danger, Ablett
Rockliff, Wines, Liba
B.Crouch, Polec, D.Parish
(J.Clayton, C.Petracca, N.Freeman)

S.Martin, M.Lobbe
(L.Lowden)

D.Martin, C.Wingrad, M.Barlow
T.Greene, C.Bird, S.Kerridge
(N.Kommer, A.Gallucci)

Tom · 02/02/2016 at 17:48

Shaw, KK, Bartel, Dea, Brown, Bonner (Broad, Hartley)

Danger, GAJ, Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Parish, Gresham (Freeman, Mathieson, Cole)

Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)

Lids, Martin, Franklin, T.West, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, Ahern)

Obviously rookies are subject to chance come round 1.

Thoughts?

    Derek · 02/02/2016 at 18:37

    do you think Gray & Shiel are top 10 midfield? i'm not convinced they are.

      Tom · 02/02/2016 at 20:02

      Think Shiel is ready to explode this year but will obviously wait to see nab cup form.

      Gray should average the same amount as he did last year and he had a few injury affected scores so I think he can add a few points onto his average. Could go JPK but think i will be able to get him as an upgrade target as he tends to have a few bad scores early on

holty · 02/02/2016 at 20:07

Jelwood is hardly mentioned on this entire page. i know he is injured but if he is fit for round 1, surely he must be considered at his price?

    magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 20:45

    No……… he's not even if he is fit! Jelwood always starts slow………hes an upgrade if he gets fit and tears it up later which is most likely???? He great love him but its proven fact takes him time…….with Danger in the picture yes……..hes a wait and see……but not a must!!!!

      holty · 02/02/2016 at 20:53

      cheers for that. he is a slow starter but at his price, it is tempting. dont think he will go much lower. its the lowest he has started the season for a long time. but as you said, another slow start to the season and we could be picking him up for around 450-500.

        magpie4ver · 02/02/2016 at 21:34

        I Love Jelwood!!! Hes a trooper and competitor!!! We have all seen him get knocks and bloody bandages on his head and go out and fight back like a dog, regardless if they are losing or winning!!!!!! But, this is SC and SC theme this yr is play with ur head not with ur heart!!!! Its fitting…….Love Jelwood….. no knocks or you or him!!!!! But I think he's a wait and see this yr with his injury and he typically starts a little slow?

          holty · 03/02/2016 at 13:27

          he will be in my team by season end although talking sc with a mate at work he might be in first round if fit. not sure where this slow start has come from (ive heard and believed the same) but he corrected me and said i was talking s..t and i should do some research. So i did and tbis is what i found.
          Looking at Jelwoods averages for the first 3 rounds of each season from 2009.
          2009= 88.33
          2010= 112
          2011= rd1 injured and scored 24. missed rd2 and from rd3-5= 114.66
          2012= 122.66
          2013= 113.66
          2014= 145
          2015= 111
          These averages surprised me.

            Sarah · 03/02/2016 at 14:08

            He generally has a slow patch throughout the season, but not always at the start. I started him in 2014 and was VERY happy with his output. If he's right to go round 1, he's not a bad selection at all. Would prefer he plays a NAB game first, but he went in underdone in 2014 too…!

              holty · 03/02/2016 at 15:20

              cheers sarah and magpie. love all the advice.
              I love supercoach.

holty · 02/02/2016 at 20:21

I know some people are expecting big things from Lobbe this year since he will be the sole ruckman. As myself and others have pointed out he averaged 100+ in 2014 doing that role. But i (until now) and im sure many havent considered the change in point system for rucks last year. Nearly all ruckmen averaged far less from the previous year. So i guess if you take that into consideration, is Lobbe still going to be that great value pick? some responses would be appreciated.

    Phil · 02/02/2016 at 22:27

    Very good point, anyone know his hitout to advantage stats?

    wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 01:59

    You're wrong Holty. Of the top 10 rucks from 2015 – 50% increased their score by a massive 27.2 points (ave) whilst the other 50% only decreased their score by an ave of 4.44 points including injury scores.

    Top 10 rucks 2014 V 2015 scores
    Goldy 106 V 128
    Martin 111 V 110
    Jacobs 115 V 107
    Sandi 108 V 107.8
    Mummy 114 V 105 (2015-11 games only injury affected)
    NicNat 91 V 104
    Gawn 63 V 102
    Maric 99 V 95
    Grundy 63 V 90
    Blicavs 69 V 104

      holty · 03/02/2016 at 09:36

      thanks wombat for the research you did. Makes for some good reading. how much of this can we take on board though? nicnat, gawn and grundy probably shouldnt be included in my opinion. Nicnat injury free from the year b4. Gawn finally was given a chance. Grundy had a much bigger role. Blicavs is a good point you make though. Although he just keeps improving every game he plays. Lobbe i think will be similar to a jacobs and mumford type. Rely on plenty of hitouts although jacobs is capable of getting the ball. I am curious of Phil’s question though? Wonder what Lobbe would have averaged in 2014 if the new point system for rucks started then?

Sam · 02/02/2016 at 20:50

G'Day community, looking for thought on my squad which will probably change after the NAB cup.

BACK: B.Houli K.Kolodjashnij J.Bartel E.Yeo P.Seedsman J.Weitering (M.Brown & A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)
MID: P.Danger G.Abblett T.Rockliff T.Liberatore B.Crouch J.Simpkin D.Parish N.Freeman (J.O'Meara & S.Kerridge & J.Dunkley)
RUCK: T.Goldstein M.Lobbe (H.M'Kay)
FOR: D.Martin C.Wingard C.Rioli J.Anderson J.Lamb C.Petracca (C.Curnow & T.Phillips)

I know it says play with your head not your heart on the site but lamb and dunkley are in mostly because they're local boys i've had the pleasure of playing with. I've tried to go for young essendon rookies as of course they will have plenty of oppoortunity.

Any thoughts, suggestions, praise etc. welcome and good luck in March!

    Kev · 02/02/2016 at 21:36

    You look a bit light in the mids mate, too many mid pricers (Parish included). Perhaps drop Anderson and swing Simpkin forward and upgrade one of them. Seedsman may not be best 22, Crows have plenty of options

fatboyfat7 · 02/02/2016 at 21:12

Thoughts please guys…

Def: KK, Bartel, Yeo, Aish, Collins, Brown (Bonner, Byrne)

Mids: Ablett, Rockliff, Hannebery, Ward, Wines, Libba, O'Meara, Parish (Keays, Polkinghorne, Menegola)

Rucks: Goldstein, Lobbe (Korcheck)

Fwds: Martin, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Greene, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, Beech)

    Phil · 02/02/2016 at 22:30

    Very solid team can't knock any of the picks. I'd have a ? On Franklin, Greene and Aish as I'm not sure how these guys will go, but hey they might go good

      fatboyfat7 · 03/02/2016 at 16:59

      Thanks Phil. I'm pretty ok with the Buddy pick to be honest. I see your point around the other two and obviously will keep an eye on NAB. That F4 position is between Greene or D Smith for me, whoever gets that midfield time freed up by Treloar. Aish could potentially become Hampton too if he's running off half back with a regular spot but I acknowledge these boys are at that awkward price. Cheers for the feedback!

Caley · 02/02/2016 at 21:37

First time playing SuperCoach and here’s my team

Backs: McVeigh, Rance, Wood, Andrews, Brown WCE, Dea. ( Brown ESS, Bonner )

Mids: Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Libatore, Crouch, Wells, Kerridge. ( Trengove, Freeman, Polkinghorne )

Rucks: Mumford, Lobbe. ( Cox )

Forwards: Zorko, Barlow, Smith, Franklin, Bird, Petracca.

( Yarram, Kommer )

DDog Destroyer FC · 02/02/2016 at 22:00

Love your work Jock, Higgo, Croching and the boys >>> awesome you are back!!!

This is the team at the moment >>> v6 or so

Backs: McVeigh Bartel Yeo Adcock Viojo-Raibow Bonner … Brown (Ess) Hibbert

Mids: Fyfe Pendle Junior Rocky Crouch Libba Simpkin Gresham …. Petracca Freeman Mathieson

Rucks: goldy Stef … Wyatt

Fwds: Martin Greene Sinclair Bird Wells Kerridge … Kommer Long

Will need to look at form for a few

    Jimi · 03/02/2016 at 12:12

    Great to see someone else going to Goldy/Stef ruck combo.

Call it Couch Kings · 02/02/2016 at 22:07

Would love some feedback, feeling light on in attack but can't work out how I'd fit another true premo. $47k left! Cheers!!

DEF: K. Kolo, J. Bartel, E. Yeo, B. Smith, M. Brown, M. Hartley (R. Bonner, K. Collins)
MID: S. Pendles, God, D. Beams, R. Sloane, T. Rocky, T. Libba, B. Crouch, D. Parish (J. Hopper, N. Freeman, D. Cavka)
RUC: S. Jacobs, M. Lobbe (M. Chol)
FWD: D. Martin, L. Dahlaus, L. Franklin, J. Anderson, S. Kerridge, C. Petracca (T. Phillips, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

    Kev · 03/02/2016 at 08:59

    Plenty of teams have a Anderson/Simpkin/Wells type at F4. Good looking team, Couch

jimmydowland · 02/02/2016 at 22:27

Shaw, Rance, Bartlel, Yeo,
Fyfe, Gaz, Danger, Sloane, Rockcliff, Libba,
Goldy, Lobbe
Dusty, Wingard, Barlow

Rest Rookies – thoughts jock and co?

    wombatsfc · 03/02/2016 at 01:24

    You need 2 more defenders, 2 more mids and 3 more forwards, unless you expect 7 rookies to start round 1. Expect is the operative word in that statement, hope isn't good enough.

      jimmydowland · 03/02/2016 at 10:52

      surely your joking…

        holty · 03/02/2016 at 18:14

        plenty of Essendon players if you get stuck for rookies. similar structure to me except will go goldy and martin in ruck which leaves 3 keepers in defense and 2 keepers in the forward line

        Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:43

        i think he just left them blank to fill in with Rookies later!

    Derek · 03/02/2016 at 09:30

    The best rookies will emerge. They always do

      jimmydowland · 03/02/2016 at 10:52

      oath mate, big year in supercoach!

HOLLA · 02/02/2016 at 23:11

Hi community. I see comments like “so and so at 300k if you choose him, your choosing him as a keeper”. Well no. Some players out perform their starting price and allow you to get to where you want to be. Case in point wallis last year. Some say at a certain price there are players that are best left alone (awkward price ). I say GET STUFFED!!!!. Selecting The correct mid pricer will get you to a premium for a lesser spend once you milk your cows.
And as always community… go with your gut instinct

    Derek · 03/02/2016 at 09:29

    Selecting the right bargin priced rookie will skyrocket in price compared to a slow increase by a mid priced.

Haiku Bob · 03/02/2016 at 00:50

Would love it if I could take this midfield into Round 1.
Perhaps unlikely.
Depends very much on Rookie NAB Cup form.

DEF: Shaw, KK, Yeo, Aish, Dea, Broad, (Brown, Hartley)
MID: Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Liberatore, O'Meara, Crouch, A Francis (Jansen, Freeman, Mathieson)
RUC: Goldy, Lobbe (Cox)
FWD: Dusty, Dahlhaus, Greene, Anderson, Simpkin, Kerridge (Kommer, Petracca)

30,000 in the bank.

Thoughts?

    Kev · 03/02/2016 at 08:55

    Fyfe/Pendles/Ablett… bang bang BANG! Still looks fairly balanced elsewhere mate. Fingers crossed that Aish can hit the ground running. I'd prefer Parish over Francis if you've got a few extra k

NutSack · 03/02/2016 at 01:52

Higgo- I thought your team name was Mathemagic not Mathematic???

Troy6225 · 03/02/2016 at 09:51

Thought's Team??

Def: H.Shaw, R.Laird, K.Kolodjashnij, E.Yeo, M.Hibberd, M.Hartley, (M.Brown, C.Byrne),

Mid: G.Ablett, T.Mitchell, L.Neale, T.Rockliff, T.Adams, B.Gibbs, B.Crouch, J.Gresham, (T.Phillips, S.Menegola, B.Keays)

Ruc: S.Martin, M.Leuenberger, (M.Cox)

Fwd: D.Martin, T.Bell, J.Billings, C.Bird, C.Smith, C.Petracca (N.Kommer, S.Kerridge)

    Derek · 03/02/2016 at 12:16

    don't think Mitchell, Neale, Adams or Gibbs are top 10 midfielders, you may have to burn trades.

    Bell is a great pick. I have him on my watchlist, very good footballer.

      fatboyfat7 · 03/02/2016 at 17:02

      I agree with Derek except about Neale, he could improve again this year. I was seriously considering Bell too but lacked the balls to go with my gut. Might see how NAB goes. I thought he was excellent last year.

      @Seekersupacoach · 04/02/2016 at 11:52

      Agree with Bell, in my opinion he was Carlton's second best player in a terrible year. The question is what his role will be. Will he get much time in the Brissie mids or spend most of his time forward?

    Mitch · 03/02/2016 at 20:05

    pretty risky with the berger, given that he is still not up to full training with some achilles flare ups and the signing of Jamar.

    Love the Billings pick, I've also got him in my team, hopefully will be a great POD.

Bluetacklefc · 03/02/2016 at 10:12

Dixon has died again repeat dixon has died again

Smithy · 03/02/2016 at 12:13

Thoughts will be appreciated, cheers!

Def: Rance, K. Kolodjashnij, B. Smith, Aish, Dea, M. Brown (ESS) (Bonner, Byrne)

Mid: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, D.Beams, Wines, Liberatore, B.Crouch, Parish, Hopper (Petracca, Mathieson, R.Davis)

Ruck: Goldstein, S.Martin (Cox)

Fwd: D. Martin, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Simpkin, Cockatoo, Kerridge (Kommer, Ahern)

I've got 78k left in the bank, and as always, all rookies are subject to change through the NAB.

Daim · 03/02/2016 at 16:30

Heres my first draft

DEF: McVeigh, Bartel, Burgoyne, Yeo, Seedsman, Brown (ess) (Hartley, Bonner)
MID: Pendlebury, Gray, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Kennedy, Petracca (Keays, Matheson, Freeman)
RUC: Nic Nat, Lobbe (cox)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Wingard, Franklin, Wells, Kerridge (Kommer, Sumner)

roughly $10,000 left over
free to all coments
cheers

    Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:41

    Burgoyne's best days are behind him. if you have Jock's magazine from last year, have a look at the article on the fading stars (i'll dig out my copy tonight and re-read). it was about how the premiums SC scores start to fall, but there is always a year that they do well before falling away fast.

Keano96 · 03/02/2016 at 21:28

This is my first rough copy, took a while to do but any thoughts would be great!
REM SAL = $8000

Def: Shaw, Laird, KK, Yeo, B.Smith, M.Brown (ESS) (Byrne, Bonner)

Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, Gaz, Rocky, Libba, Francis, Hopper, Cuningham (Keays, Mathieson, Hibberd)

Ruck: Nic Nat, Lobbe (Curry)

Fwd- Dusty, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Sumner, Kommer)

    Eric_the_Red · 03/02/2016 at 21:55

    I actually like it, mate. Your defence looks on point. KK and Yeo popping up in quite a few peoples teams lately and I'm a fan of both of them. I hope they fire for you. I also have Laird. I think he'll go bigger this year. Mids look fine to me. One less premium than mine but it still doesn't look overly weak. Unsure about Nic Nat but Lobbe seems too good to pass up. My only concern in the FWD line is Barlow. He's obviously a gun player but not convinced he's worth it this year. I'd personally take Winged or Zorko before him. Each to their own though. Good luck this year.

      Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:36

      Barlow is good value. However if you are going with Fyfe, maybe you don't have Barlow.

      I really like this team. Only has Libba of the midfield Midpricers. excellent. defence.

Darryn37 · 04/02/2016 at 16:25

2 draft, after a couple days tossin' it around

DEF = KK, Yoe, B Smith, Adcock, Aish, M Brown (Byrne, Bonner)
MID = Fyfe, Dangerfield, Bontempelli, Cripps, Liberatore, JOM, Polec, Simpkin (J Anderson, Freeman, Cunningham)
RUC = Gawn, Lobbe (Cox)
FOR = Montagna, Martin, Barlow, Heeney, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, Ahern)

Shane-o · 04/02/2016 at 16:36

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

DEF – Shaw, Yeo, Smith, Aish, Francis, M.Brown(ess), Byrne, Hartley
MID – Ablett, Treloar, T.Mitchell, Rockliff, Liberatore, Bird, O'Meara, Crouch, Morabito, Keays, Menegola
RUCK – S.Martin, Lobbe, Cox
FWD – D.Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Leunberger, Anderson, Petracca, Kennedy, Kerridge

Byrne, Hatley, Keays, Morabito, Anderson, Kennedy, Kerridge could all change depending on NAB form, fitness, round 1 teams, and rookie elevation
Fairly happy at this stage but does anyone have any suggestions?

    Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:30

    Leuy is big risk. Good idea to have him as backup RUC, but i think he is more or an injury worry than Martin and Lobbe. I would put Bird at F4 (although Simpkin looks good value at F4) and upgrade either J'OM or Crouch to a premium.

    first team i've seen with T Mitchell. Expensive at $563k when you can get Slone, Gaff or Selwood at the same price.

Jim · 05/02/2016 at 01:22

First ever post…. looking for some feedback pls:
DEF: H Shaw, R Laird, E Yeo, B Smith, M Dea, M Brown (M Hartley, R Bonner)

MID: S Pendlebury, G Ablett, M Priddis, J Kennedy, T Rockliff, T Liberatore. B Crouch, J Gresham (Polkinghorne, Keays, Menegola)

RUC: Martin, Lobbe (Read)

FWD: L Dahlhaus, T Greene, C Bird, J Simpkin, S Kerridge, B Kennedy ( C Petracca, T Phillips)

    Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:23

    Hi Jim. Nice team.

    Spent big in defence which i like.

    Very good M1 – M6. Crouch at D7 is ok but it robs your forward line. I would turn Crouch into a rookie and upgrade Bird to a premium, you already have Simpkin at D4 which is a good pick. Bird as your F3 isn't solid enough.

    If you want to keep Crouch (he hasn't played for near two years = risk) i would suggest downgrading Shaw to KK and using the extra cash to upgrade Bird. Shaw is overpriced at the moment, he isn't going to go up and prob be able to get him a bit cheaper later on.

      Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:24

      i mean Crouch at M7

        Jim · 05/02/2016 at 18:24

        Thanks for the feedback Derek, much appreciated

Thumper · 05/02/2016 at 01:23

Advice appreciated first draft I have considered byes.
McV-Bartel-Smith
Aish-mcKenzie-Byrne (Brown rice)
Ablett-Bont-Rocky-Gibbs
Libba-JOM-Couching-Menadue (Petrac-keays-Joyce)
Goldy-Lobbe (Loersch)
Joey-Chopsticks-Barlow
Roo-Vardy-Lamb (C.Smith Kerridge)

Looks really good to me what do you blokes reckon?

    Thumper · 05/02/2016 at 01:29

    Long long long time lurker but only second post. Would really like to hear from SCAddict,Twoof,Sarah.Throttlefinger and the 'out-there charmers of the gods' dools and his fridge of wisdom and the wombat

      Derek · 05/02/2016 at 11:14

      How much cash do you have left?

      are you serious about Vardy?

      rest of the team looks good. A few interesting picks that might do ok, ie Bont, Gibbs, Roo, but worried that you will need to make a few extra trades to get your team to premium status. Remember how valuable trades become late in the season.

        Thumper · 05/02/2016 at 16:45

        Thanks for commenting. I'm not sure on the whole squad Derek that's why I posted it. I miswrote my rucks, Lobbe was was a subconscious replacement for Luey, but Lobbe is 80k more expensive so I have Jamar.

        My thoughts on Vardy are that he finally came back from long term injury for the last 3 games in 2015. He avereged 77.7 which is pretty good for the first 3 games after a series of major injuries.
        Cats also have Hawkins broken back, Clarks broken foot and mind, they sold walker and henderson isn't really big enough to cause defenders problems. I see an opportunity for a big athletic strong marking forward to accept Dangers deliveries.

@chris_troppo · 05/02/2016 at 14:18

DEFENCE
K. Kolodjashnij – 482,200
E. Yeo – $443,300
M. Johnson – $435,800
B. Smith – $415,500
M. Dea -$183,600
M. Brown – $117,300

C. Hanley – $117,300
R. Bonner – $117,300

MIDS
P. Dangerfield – $647,000
G. Ablett – $623,200
T. Rockliff – $550,100
O. Wines – $525,100
T. Liberatore – $357,300
J. O'Meara – $316,300
B. Crouch – $306,100
D. Parish – $202,800

J. Jansen – $123,900
P. Ahern – $123,900
C. Petracca – $123,900

RUCKS
T. Goldstein – $695,100
S. Mumford – $570,500

M. Cox – $117,300

FORWARDS
D. Martin – $569,300
D. Zorko – $543,000
M. Barlow – $505,300
D. Wells – $243,900
E. Hipwood – $162,300
S. Kerridge – $137,600

N. Kommer – $123,900
B. Hardwick – $117,300

any opinions would be appreciated! obviously bench players and a few rookies will need to be swapped come the NAB Cup. thanks community!

the German · 05/02/2016 at 16:28

Def: Jimmy, Yep, Byrne, Brown (ess), Hibberd, Bonner, Collins (wb), Hartley.

Mids: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Sheil, rocky, Libba, JOM, Crouch, mills, Hopper, Kerridge.

R: goldy, Lobbe, loersche

Fwd: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Stanley, Menz (gee), Simpkin, Petracca, Kommer.

Very light on in defence, but I think there’s cash to be made there. Likewise mids.

Thoughts?

Vlasaraptors · 05/02/2016 at 18:27

Def: KK, Yeo, Smith, Bryne, Brown (ESS), Hartley, Bonner, Rice

Mids: Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Hopper, Cunnigham, Gresham, Petracca, Hibberd (NTH)

Ruck: Goldy, Lobbe, Currie

Fwd: Choppy, Dahl, Wingard, Barlow, Hall (GCS), Curnow, Hipwood, Kerridge

Eric_the_Red · 05/02/2016 at 21:23

Thoughts on Gaff at M4? I feel he showed glimpses last year that he could be more than capable of being a keeper. Thinking a POD midfield after M2 might be how to play it this year. Gaff, Ward, Bont, and maybe even Duncan are on my radar. Your thoughts?

    Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 22:14

    I like all of those potential pods, especially Duncan, I think Geelong are gonna have a good year.

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:43

    I like the thought of Gaff or the Bont for being big points scorers but think Ward has reached his ceiling, Duncan certainly has potential to be a super premo but I don't think that this year will be his year, cats got a new player from adelaide called Patrick who is apparently a good midfielder, he might get some of the play that mitch duncan used to get

BigHaydos · 05/02/2016 at 22:43

Hows it going ladies and fellas,

Ive made my team up with a very strange stradegy in mind. I think whilst the rucks are a ""throw the key away" type department usually, ive noticed both lobbe and leuenberger are going to be the main rucks at their respective clubs, with this in mind ive got with a discounted ruck combo and taken no risks in mid or defence. Have a look and tell me what you think

DEFENDERS
Shaw – mcveigh(swing) – KK – bartel(swing) – Bsmith – brown – brown – bonner
MIDFIELD
Ablett – Priddis – Gray – Rockliff – T Greene – Libba – Omeara – Crouch – Freeman – Jansen – Hibberd(swing)
RUCKS
Lobbe – Leuenberger – Wyatt
FORWARDS
Barlow – Roo – Conca – Wells – Kerridge – Petrecca – Kommer – Ahern

3 starting rookies, 12 keepers. Lots of midprice mayhem, but i cant help it lol
Bank – $105,600k
Rookies subject to change
forwardline and rucks quite weak, but have potential for good scores

thoughts community?

thanks heaps to Jock and the boys for everything
LekDog your the man and i love the Mo mate keep thatr filthy thing going

    ThatDamnRascal · 05/02/2016 at 23:38

    If you are going the swinger route then my advice would be: Less Swingers More Swing Sets.
    Conca and Wells are huge risks. Rest of the side looks solid.

    wombatsfc · 06/02/2016 at 00:08

    Leuey isn't running yet at the cheaters that's why they used 2 of their get out of jail free cards to get Jamar and that hawthorn bloke. otherwise its a pretty solid team but wells is a concern

      ThatDamnRascal · 06/02/2016 at 12:31

      That's the way shoehorn your rhetoric right in there a real sound piece of knowledge you dropped there.

        wombatsfc · 06/02/2016 at 17:14

        Spot on Robbo. Since I became aware of your trolling at various football forums to attack , abuse and harass anybody who expresses their displeasure at the essendon football club, their cheating regime and the lack of adequate penalty I have no choice.
        It's physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So, for every bit of biased distorted dribble that you publish in herald sun I'll use the avenues available to me to remind people of the truth.

        Your childish insults and attacks on my recently deceased mother do not harm me and they wont stop me.

          ThatDamnRascal · 06/02/2016 at 17:29

          BAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. You think I'm Robbo??? Less brain cells than I gave you credit for. I am a person who is sick of this saga tarnishing the past three seasons and now that its done just want a place to talk footy albeit fantasy footy. So I take umbrage at someone constantly shoehorning it into any comments section they can. You're a dimwit and a stain on this community. So I'll continue to harrass and abuse you until it sinks in that there is a time and place your teapot theories and grandstanding and it's not in a fantasy football comments section…… hahahahaha still laughing that you think I'm Robbo….. sigh

            Tom · 07/02/2016 at 02:09

            Dude you seem like a bit of a troll wanka

    Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 22:22

    Gotta love the internet, any excuse for some kind of personal attacking bullshit trolling, get a life ,sheesh this is exactly why I avoid most bullshit social media crap. You just leave yourself open to whatever from any bored, no life dickhead.

Adam · 06/02/2016 at 09:12

Thaughts please draft number 2

Bartel. Yeo. Rosa. Smith. Brown. Bonner. Byrne. Wagner

Gaj. Gray. Rocky. Parker. Libba. Crouch. Hopper. Petracca

Cunningham. Hibberd. Davis

Nic nat. Lobbe

Zorko. Wingard. Barlow. Buddy. Greene. Kerridge.

Pickett. Adams

202k left

    Redgumwon · 08/02/2016 at 11:45

    I like Rosa and have boy toying with going with him as well. Last year his average was sub effected to an extent. If he plays all year on the wing for GC we could see some good scores.

Brent · 06/02/2016 at 09:42

Hey guys, first time commenter. Would love your feedback on my team. Have $13k left in the bank.

Def: H. Shaw, J. McVeigh, J. Bartel, J. Aish, M. Brown,

M. Brown (R. Bonner, S. Collins)

Mids: N. Fyfe, S. Pendlebury, G. Abblett, T. Rockliff,

T. Liberatore, B. Crouch, J. Hopper, B. Kennedy

(D. Cuningham, B. Keays, R. Mathieson)

Rucks: S. Martin, M. Leuenberger (C. Loersch)

Fwds: D. Martin, L. Dahlhaus, H. Bennell, D. Zorko,

S. Kerridge, C. Petrecca (T. Philips, H. Balic)

    Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 20:22

    Hi Brent, pretty solid squad I reckon, the only question marks for me would be Leuey and Benell, I don't think Leuey's fit and Benell is a bit of a screw up and a diva, better cheaper choices of forward are available I think, maybe then you could get an upgrade for Leuey.

      Brent · 07/02/2016 at 06:17

      Thanks for the feedback. Who would you recommend in place of Bennell? Maybe Barlow?

        Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 22:16

        Yeh definitely, good call 🙂

simmo17 · 06/02/2016 at 10:41

Def – McVeigh McDonald yeo smith M brown Hartley (m brown, bonner,)
Mid – Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Libba o'meara B crouch hopper polkinghorne (Jansen, morabito, petracca)
Ruck – Goldstein, lobbe (loersch)
Fwd – Zorko Higgins Barlow Riewoldt wells Simpkin (Kennedy, kerridge)

Any thoughts on this one?

BigHaydos · 06/02/2016 at 12:31

peoples thoughts on kurt tippet? article realised this morning where he expressed his desire to be the number one ruck at the swannies. could be a good pick up in the forward line? rucks in the forward line are always nice, a comfort pick

    Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 20:00

    I always thought he was too inconsistent, just my opinion, but who knows?…could be his breakout year.

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:58

    Hey Haydos I think Kurt will be the permanent 2nd string at Sydney, 2nd string FF 2nd string ruck. I honestly doubt that he can ave over 90 with the roles that the swans have for him, they aren't paying Sinclair a fortune to have him sit in the grandstand

      BigHaydos · 07/02/2016 at 16:22

      thanks for the insightful words Tom, these are really good points to bring up. will have to wait till NAB cup to see what sydney do with the big man. still interested in him as a POD

Greg · 06/02/2016 at 15:16

Hey lads/ladettes,

Let me know what you think:

BACK: Shaw, McVeigh, Yeo, Smith, M Brown, M Hibberd (R Bonner, M Hartley)

MID: Ablett, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Zorko, Liberatore, Crouch, Hopper, J Kennedy

(R Mathieson, J Jansen, D Gore)

RUCK: Goldstein, Lobbe (D Wyatt)

FWD: Martin, Dalhaus, Bennell, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (W Milera, J Scache)

Obviously rooks may change through nab challenge but curious on thoughts

    Greg · 06/02/2016 at 15:17

    M Kennedy in the mid ****

shaun b20 · 06/02/2016 at 15:24

Hey guys first draft for the year and would love a few thoughts

Def: Rance, KK, Yeo, B.Smith, M.Brown,Hibberd ( Bonner, Rice)
Mid: Pendlebury, Ablett, Mundy, Rockliff, Gibbs, Libba, Parish, Gresham (Keys, Gore, Short)
Ruck: Goldstein, Martin ( Cox)
Fwd: Martin, Dalhouse, Franklin, Anderson, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, Adams)

Got just $5900 left in the bank

Went the set and forget rucks because i cant justify wasting a trade to bring in the best 2 for this position.

    Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 20:05

    Hi Shaun, I like the set and forget Ruck choice, if it were my team, I might forgo Mundy or Gibbs for someone a bit cheaper to upgrade Anderson to someone a bit better, but it's all a gamble, do what you think is right 🙂

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:55

    Brilliant ruck combo shaun and good reasoning. Nice team I don't see anything wrong with it heaps are speculating and hoping with D3,4,5 and F3,4,5 so if it started tomorrow you'd do well. Good luck

BigHaydos · 06/02/2016 at 17:38

How about this guys?

DEFENCE
mcveigh(swing) – KK – bartel(swing) – rich(swing) – smith – brown – bonner – collins

MIDFIELD
Ablett – gray – treloar – rockliff – libba – omeara – kerridge(swing) – petrcca(swing) – jansen – freeman – hibberd(swing)

RUCKS
martin – lobbe – wyatt(swing)

FORWARDS
Zorko(swing) – Barlow(swing) – Roo – Tippet(swing) – curnow – kommer – Ahern(swing) – Brown(swing)

lots of swingers! haha not much kitty left, only 7k

last year when injuries hit i had to spend trades even for 2-3 omissions, this year i want to improve on that part of my team with flexibility

let me know what you think

Russ in W.A · 06/02/2016 at 20:14

My very rough first draft of my 2016 squad, any comments appreciated 🙂

DEF: RANCE, KOLODJASHNIJ, BARTEL, B.SMITH, M.BROWN, S.COLLINS E: HARTLEY, K.COLLINS

MIDS: PENDLEBURY, ABLETT, ROCKLIFF, BARLOW, LIBERATORE, B.CROUCH, AISH, PETRACCA

E :GRESHAM, AHERN, PHILLIPS

RUCKS: S.MARTIN, M.BLICAVS E: M.COX

FWDS: T.LYNCH, T.GREENE, A.HALL, J.HOGAN,, I.HEENEY, S.KERRIDGE E: C.CURNOW, N.KOMMER

$22500 LEFT IN THE KITTY

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:51

    Very interesting Russ I think its the first team I've seen with Bicavs, great call I might revisit that myself. obviously a lot of speculation and hope in the fwd line:-)

      Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 22:14

      Cheers Tom, yeh for sure some big hopes in the Fwd line from Hall, Hogan and Heeney, hoping they're ready to step up to the next level,and make me some money and I figure Blicavs has proven himself, averaging over 100 last season, he's a great athlete and versatile.

Ben · 06/02/2016 at 20:54

Hey guys and gals, keen to get stuck into another season, this is my first crack at a team, very happy with the mids, happy with the forwards, concerned about the defence and lobbe, rookies subject to change, all input would be appreciated.

Def: Shaw Thumper Yeo B.Smith Byrne M.Brown (Bonner, K.Collins)
MId: Ablett Hanneberry Beams Rockliff Wines Liberatore Parish Petracca ( Jansen, Freeman, Mathieson)
Ruck: Mumford Lobbe (Chol)
Fwd: Martin Barlow Franklin Bird Wells Kerridge (Sumner, Kommer)

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:47

    Love your D4-6 Ben out of the rest Mumford is the biggest risk of the lot, he's never played a full season only averaging 15 games per season over the last 8 years.
    Also noticed that a lot of teams have Lib,Jom,Bcrouch for M6,7,8 if those 3 all play Parish and Petracca could cost you 20-40 points each per round in those possies

Simon · 07/02/2016 at 00:14

Thoughts on my team please
Backs . Shaw, Kk, Bartel, yeo, Dea, m.brown Ess. Bonner, rice
Mids. Pendlebury, Ablett, Hannebery, Rockliff, Libba, omeara, b.crouch, n.freeman. Jansen, Payne, Dunkley
Ruck . Mumford, lobbe. Loersch
Fwd . Martin, Barlow, Franklin, t.greene, hip wood, kerridge, Petracca, McDonald tippa

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:38

    I really like it Simon looks like you have the most reliable premiums except for mumford (see comment to Rupert). Toby could be the big winner and Hannerbery is a great POD I'd love to see him play 2 full seasons in a row for the second time in his 8 years career.
    Obviously the rooks you've named are subject to nab, good luck

Rupert · 07/02/2016 at 00:43

hi community. Would really like some feedback.

DEF: KK, Yeo, Rich, B.Smith, Dea, B.Brown (Hibberd, Bonner)

MID: Gaz, Pendles, Kennedy, Rocky, Libba, O'Meara, B.Crouch, Parish (Kerridge, Jansen, Freeman

RUC: Mummy, Lobbe (Cox)

FWR: Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Stanley, Schache, Petracca (Kommer, Curnow)

Thanks

    Tom · 07/02/2016 at 01:31

    Your team looks solid but you have a few risky players at high prices in important positions Rupert.
    Stanleys absolute best in 7 years is 19 games ave 71 (last year only 8 @72)
    Richs best year from 7 years is an ave 90 in 2012 and he misses a lot of games – last 5 years from 2011 onwards Total games 16,20,16,3 21 looks due for another 16
    Mumford is the biggest risk of the lot, he's never played a full season only averaging 15 games per season over the last 8 years.

    Yes all of these guys can go big but you're rolling the dice with no proven premos in defence. Maybe downgrade stanley and upgrade a defender otherwise its just as likely as any other squad, good luck buddy.

    Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 22:42

    Gotta agree with Tom on Stanley Rupert,(if it is Rhys you're referring to) he's an injury machine, so much potential but he always gets hurt, and Mummy ain't no spring chicken anymore, maybe you could swap Parish for a cheaper rookie, put Kerridge on the park, downgrade Stanley to say, Bird, and upgrade Mummy to Nic Nat or a ruck with a history of games played.
    Good luck to ya 🙂

Tom · 07/02/2016 at 02:05

Any holes that I didn't see?
KK-Bartel-BSmith-Mckenzie-Byrne-Brown(druggies) – Hartley Adams
Danger-Gaza-Rockliff-Wines-Cripps-Lib_Jom_Bcrouch -hiscox,cunningham,dunkley
Kreuzer-Lobbe-King
Dahl-Barlow-Robinson-Franklin-Vardy-Petracca -Kerridge McDonald-Tipungwuti

    Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 22:29

    Ambitious squad Tom, I'd like to hear your reasons for choosing Mckenzie, Hiscox and Vardy, just wondering if Hiscox and Vardy will get regular games , and what the situation is with Mckenzie, I thought he hadn't played for a few years and when he did, he was a pretty low scorer.
    I kinda thought Kreuuuuzer was a bit of an injury magnet too, what do you know about him this season?
    Cheers mate.

      Tom · 08/02/2016 at 00:45

      Hi Russ thanks for the feedback. I thing McKenzie is a reliable 70 but he's actually a place holder for a similar priced POD that I'm keeping secret atmo 🙂
      Obviously NAB is the final selection panel but my thoughts are as follows
      Hiscox is running the legs of everybody in sydney and without Jetta I reckon they need some pace. Vardy came back really strong at the end of last year and is probably in front of everybody except hawkins for a tall forward role at Geelong even if Stanley, clark etc do stay out of hospital.
      The tractor is finally fit and healthy great pod potential 110+ ave with ease. I look at his 2 years before his foot melted and see 92 and 97 ave from a young ruck being played out of position by a rubbish coach. Again NAB will tell but I don't see any other rucks below 500k with his potential.

        Russ in W.A · 09/02/2016 at 00:25

        thanks Tom, nice insight there, I always thought Vardy was a super talent, and kreuzer has just been unlucky, heard great things about Hiscox too from the last year, hopefully they all get a good run in the NAB so we can further our evaluations, I think if Geelong are to get back to being contenders, they need to let the young guns step up and prove themselves, guys like Vardy, Menzel, Kersten and Thurlow, and guys like Hawkins need to lift too 🙂

        Good luck with your season.

Ben · 07/02/2016 at 11:16

Just a general comment that could help out a few teams, I see a lot of people are going with cox as their ruck rookie presumably to loophole and due to fwd dpp, chol from Richmond functions in the exact same manner but is priced at 102,400 compared to cox at 117,300, just saves you a little coin that might help you afford that player you really want in your side

mick · 07/02/2016 at 11:35

backs shaw mcdonald kk mckenzie wietering hartley s collins madams d/f mids danger ablett pendles r gray bontempelli rocky anderson hopper polkinghorn cunningham beech m/f goldy lobbe loersch r/f fwds martin bennell? simpkin pettracca kerridge b kennedy brown f/b mcdonald tipungwati f/b fwds a bit thin but otherwise happy any advice much appreciated

Chris · 07/02/2016 at 11:36

I'm using the not really sure wtf method so if anyone has any clue at all can give me the winning team that would be good

DEF – Bartel Williams Smith Suckling Dea Brown (Hanley Hibberd)

Mid – Dependles God Gray JPK Rocky Libba Crouch Jansen (Rainbow Freeman Keays)

Ruck – Blicavs Lobbe (cox)

Fwd – Dahlaus Zorko Barlow Martin Kerridge Petracca (Kommer Long)

    mick · 07/02/2016 at 11:50

    backline a bit light but everyone has one weak line otherwise pretty good

Sam · 07/02/2016 at 13:55

Def: McVeigh, KK, Bartel, Duryea, M.Dea, M.Brown (Ess) (S.Collins, M.Brown(wce))

Mid: Ablett, Kennedy, Rockliffe, Redden, Libba, JOM, Parish, Gresham (Freeman, Mathieson, Menegola)

Ruc: NicNat, Lobbe (cox)

Fwd: Chopsticks, Zorko, Z. Merrett, Franklin, C. Bird, Curnow (Sumner, AMT)

Any criticism would be very welcome, good or bad, Thankyou!

Mr Ryan · 07/02/2016 at 15:47

DEF – McVeigh, Yeo, Malceski, Aish, Francis, Dea (Byrne, M.Brown)
MID – Pendles, God, JPK, Rocky, Libba, O'Meara, Crouch, Parish (Kerridge, Mathieson, Schoenfeld)
RUC – Mummy, Lobbe (Korcheck)
FWD – Dusty, Zorko, Barlow, Bird, Simpkin, Schache (Sumner, Petracca)

$66, 000 in the piggy bank

Thoughts? Cheers big ears

Tom · 07/02/2016 at 16:40

Shaw, KK, Malceski, Dea, Brown (ess), Hartley (Broad, Bonner)

Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, Parish, Hopper (Cole, Mathieson, Freeman)

Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)

Deledio, Zorko, Barlow, T.West, Kerridge, Petracca (Ahern, Kommer)

What do we think community?

Steve · 07/02/2016 at 22:55

Thoughts?

Back: KK, Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Brown (ess), Hartley
Hibberd, Bonner

Mid: Dangerfield. Ablett, Rockliff, Cripps, Liberatore, B.Crouch, O’Meara, Parish
Hopper, Cuningham, Mathieson

Fwd: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Franklin, Wells, Petracca
Kerridge, Phillips

    Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 23:44

    Not bad Steve but you don't seem to have any Ruckmen lol

      Steve · 08/02/2016 at 18:21

      i knew i forgot something..

      Rucks: nat, Lobbe and cox

Danny · 07/02/2016 at 23:23

Hey everyone. Please give some contructive expert opinions on my team. its my first draft. Of course rookies pending NAB.
DEF.
K.Kolo, Docherty, B.Smith, C.Yarran, J.Aish, S.Collins, (M.Brown. R.Bonner)
MID.
Pendles, Gaz, Rocky, L.Parker, Libba, Polec, Petracca, Cunningham, (Schoenfeld, Menegola, Beech)
RUCK
Nic Nat, Lobbe, (Cox)
FWD
Dusty, Dollhouse, H.Bennell, Buddy, Hipwood, Kerridge, (Sumner, Kommer)
Alot of money remaining.($250k) I do like to have at least 100k
Wonder if Callum Sunclair at 409k is a viable option at F5. (dump hipwood, he and brown are fwd/def) Bit of ruck cover and will have the No.1 job at Sydney.

    Russ in W.A · 07/02/2016 at 23:53

    Hi Danny, I don't think your backline will score you much as is, Bennell is a risk, just cause of his personality, Buddy only seems to score bigger points in the second half of the season, Yarran is a bit iffy too, you could dump all 3 of them for better value higher scoring choices, you could put Sinclair in as ruck 2, and strengthen your backline, forward line or add another premium in the midfield and still have some leftover cash.
    good luck

Frazals · 08/02/2016 at 04:29

Hey! Would love your thoughts on my team

Def: Bartel Yeo B.Smith Malceski Francis Hipwood ( Byrne Bonner)

Mid: Danger Ablett Beams Sloane T.Mitchell Crouch Hopper Jansen ( Morabito, Freeman T.Phillips)

Ruck: Jacobs Lobbe (Currie)

Fwds: Martin Dahlhaus Buddy Hall Kerridge Petacca (Kommer M. Brown)

Matt · 08/02/2016 at 08:31

Hi community i would love your thoughts on my team. Rookies will change, crouch and omera will depend on nab and if they line up round 1.

Def: kk, bartel, Yeo, smith, m brown, hartley (bonner, hibberd)

Mid: god, pendles, sloan, rockliff, wines, libba, crouch, omera (cunningham, freeman, phillips)

Ruck: s martin, lobbe (cox)

Fwd: martin, zorko, t greene, c bird, kerridge, petracca (kommer, sumner)

Matt · 08/02/2016 at 08:37

Opinions are most welcome.

Backline: McVeigh, KK, Docherty, Zac Williams, Clem Smith, M.Brown (Ess) (Hartley & Collins)

Mids: Pendlebury, Ablett, Rocky, Parker, Gibbs, Libba, Kerridge, Polkinghorne (Freeman, Cuningham & Keays)

Rucks: Martin, NicNat (Wyatt)

Forwards: Dusty, Barlow, Buddy, Craig Bird, Wells, Petracca (Ahern & Yarran)

$107K in the bank.

HOLLA · 08/02/2016 at 12:04

2nd crack at it.

DEF: Shaw/Roberton/Kolod/

Docherty/Broad/Brown-ess

MID: Gary/titch/rocky/

Adams/Wines/Libba

Gresham/Freeman

RUCK: Martin/Lobbe

FWD: Dusty/Dahl/Merrett

Greene/BenKen/Petracca

Thoughts?

Ahh welcome.

Darryn37 · 08/02/2016 at 15:09

DEF = KK, Yoe, B Smith, Aish, McKenzie, M Brown (Hartley, Bonner)
MID = Fyfe, Dangerfield, Bontempelli, Cripps, Liberatore, Thomas, B Crouch, Wells (Morabito, Freeman, Polkinghorne)
RUC = Gawn, Lobbe (Cox)
FOR = Montagna, Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, Ahern)

Jock Jr · 08/02/2016 at 18:33

DEF: Shaw,Boyd, Kolodjashnij, Bartel, Smith, Brown(Ess) (S.Collins, Hartley)
MID: Ablett, Pendelbury, Hannebery, Sloane, Rockliff, Liberatore, Parish, Hopper (Cunningham, Keays, Mathieson)
RUCK: Goldstein, Martin (Frampton)
FWD: Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Greene, Simpkin, Kerridge, (Petracca, Kommer)

    HOLLA · 08/02/2016 at 19:33

    How much money left Jr?

      Jock Jr · 08/02/2016 at 23:28

      $3,200

        Saahil · 09/02/2016 at 17:13

        You cannot afford that team.

          Jock Jr · 09/02/2016 at 20:30

          Yeah you can bro your just jealous

    Jim · 09/02/2016 at 23:57

    You just wasted 10 minutes of my life…. you cannot afford that team…..

supercoach rookie · 09/02/2016 at 22:38

def
j.mcveigh c.enright ,j.bartel e.yeo a.francis m.brown (bonner, broad)

mids
g.ablett m.priddis a.swallow t.liberatore b.crouch j.polec r.crowley d.parish (freeman, keays, hibberd)

rucks
m.blicavs m.lobbe (m.cox)

forwards
d.martin l.dahlhaus d.zorko z.merret d.sheed s.kerridge (kommer,petracca)

    supercoach rookie · 09/02/2016 at 22:39

    10k in the bank

      Jock Jr · 09/02/2016 at 23:14

      Great side wouldnt change a thing!!

Ditts · 10/02/2016 at 10:05

G'day all, new to the forum but have been playing supercoach for a few years now, finished top 200 last year.

Points to consider about my team:

– I'm not 100% sold on my DEF yet, i feel going with 3 rooks on the field from the outset is quite risky.

– I definitely will be holding onto at least one of Simpkin/Bird however I'm weighing up my options as to whether i downgrade one of them to a rook and bolster up my DEF with a mid-pricer like Rance etc.

– I have left JOM out as I feel as though he isn't going to go as far as we first thought during his rookie season. Crouch is in because I loved having him in my team in his first season, however his proneness to injury does concern me.

Aaanyway, the team is as follows:

DEF: Shaw, KK, Yeo, Dea, Byrne, M Brown (Hartley, Hibberd

MID: Ablett, Pendles, Libba, Crouch, Cripps, Wines, Rocky, Gresham (Petracca, Freeman, Keays)

RUC: Goldy, Lobbe (Grimley)

FWD: Chopsticks, Barlow, Motlop, Bird, Simpkin, Curnow (Kerridge, Phillips)

Cash in hand: $33,200

All the best for another year of supercoach, excited to see such a good crop of rookies get a run without the plagued green vest!

Cords · 10/02/2016 at 10:42

Any and all feedback welcome, thanks in advance. Majority of rookie spots up for grabs based on NAB and rd1 teams

DEF: Shaw, Yeo, Malceski, Dea, Byrne, Brown (Hibberd, Bonner)
MID: Danger, GAJ, JPK, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Kerridge, Jansen (Freeman, Keays, Mathieson)
RUCK: Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)
FWD: D Martin, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Barlow, Komner, Petracca (Phillips, Yarran)

$42k remaining

    Ditts · 10/02/2016 at 10:50

    Downgrade Zorko to Bird/Simpkin and either upgrade Malceski or Kerridge, or both depending on how much cash you free up.

    Not a bad team though, but I definitely think that Malceski has to go. Not worth it and won't score well.

    Krups · 10/02/2016 at 16:59

    Freeman injured out of nab cup

Tim · 10/02/2016 at 13:41

Back: KK, Rampe, Yeo, Duryea, Williams (GWS), Hartley BENCH Bonner, Hipwood
Mids: GAJ, Zorko, Wines, Smith, Liba, Aish, Simpkin, Gresham BENCH Kerridge, Polkinghorne, Mathieson
Rucks: Nic Nat, Grundy BENCH Grimley
Fwds: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Stanley (GEE), Taylor (BRIS), Brown (ESS) BENCH Sumner, Petracca

What could I improve to make my team better, I've got 114k spare. This year instead of going "Guns and Rookies" I've gone with "Mid-Priced Madness" should I keep it as that or change it. Also I've tried to add more PODs in as each year i get killed by them.

    Jock Jr · 10/02/2016 at 22:41

    Nice
    Well ballanced

Hutto · 11/02/2016 at 03:58

Mid price – premo is the go for 2016!!!

Def: KK, Yeo, Rich, Smith, Brown, Hartley Collins, Bonner

Mid: GAJ, Neale, Shiel, Roc, Wines, Cripps, Duncan, Libba Gresham, Cuningham, Davis

Ruc: Lobbe, Roughead, J Grimley

Fwd: Barlow, Gray, S, Greene, Wells, Simpkin, Petracca Kerridge, Phillips

$59,500 left over! Thoughts community?

Aaron · 11/02/2016 at 15:59

Naitanui or stef Martin??

Ditts · 11/02/2016 at 18:46

New rate my team thread?

Jono12 · 12/02/2016 at 10:28

hey lads, here my first crack at this years team. Love thoughts and comments, cheers,

DEF: J. McVeigh, K.Koloddjashnij, D.Rich, N.Malceski, E. Hipwood, R. Bonner (J. Wagner, M. Hartley)

MIDS: G.Ablett, D. Shiel, T. Rockliff, O.Wines, T. Liberatore, J. O'mera, D.Parish, J. Hopper (J. Grenshaw, J. Jansen, N. Freeman)

RUC: S. Jacobs, N. Naitanui (M. Cox)

FWD: D.Martin, C. Wingard, T. Greene, J.Martin, R.Conca, C. Petracca (C. Curnow, M. Brown)

33k remaining

mitch · 12/02/2016 at 12:40

Defence:

K. Kolodjashnij
E. Yeo
D. Rich
B. Smith
M. Dea
M. Brown

Midfielders
G. Ablett
P. Cripps
T. Greene
T. Liberatore
P. Seedsman
J. O'Meara
B. Crouch
J. Jansen

Rucks
T. Goldstein
M. Blicavs

Forwards
D. Martin
C. Rioli
D. Smith
L. Breust
J. Stringer
J. Anderson

Bench
M. Hartley
M. Hibberd
C. Petracca
N. Freeman
D. Cuningham
M. Cox
S. Kerridge
N. Kommer

pleasure&PAYNE · 12/02/2016 at 14:25

Should i go tich and a rookie in a full guns and rookies team (6 primo mids )or liba and crouch and cost myself trades but go deeper with 7 reliable mids

jimbowan · 12/02/2016 at 16:39

Hi Guys, please checkout my initial "That will do for now" edition of my team

Obviously all rookies are interchangeable depending on NAB scores.

Some doubts around – Malceski, Lobbe, Barlow and D.Smith but sticking with them for now.

D – Laird, Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Malceski, M.Brown (M.Brown, Bonner)

M – God, Priddis, Rocky, Wines, Libber, JOM, Crouch, Petracca (Gresham, Gore, Cunningham)

R – Martin and Lobbe

F – Martin, Barlow, D.Smith, Luey, Wells, Kerridge (Kommer, J.Pickett)

CoolRunnings · 13/02/2016 at 02:00

Docherty Bartel Yeo Malceski Byrne Brown Bonner Collins

Fyfe Danger Gaz Rockliff Cripps Libba Simpkin Trengove Gore Jansen Freeman

Goldy Nic Nat

Martin Barlow Greene Duggan Kerridge Petraca Kommer Skinner

Much Appreciated.

bbourizk · 13/02/2016 at 15:48

Been a few years since I played, so having a go this year
My team thus far
Backs
Bartel, KK, Rich, B,Smith, C,Hampton, M,brown(ess), subs: Rice, R. Bonner

Mids
Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Gibbs, Libba, O'meara, B.Crouch, C. Oliver Subs" Gresham, Jansen, Keyas

Rucks:
S. Martin, Lobbe, D, Wyatt

Forwards:
Martin, Barlow, franklin, Greene, Simpkin, Curnow Subs: Kerrige, Petracca

Thanks for looking

Mid Price Maniac · 13/02/2016 at 15:54

MY FIRST DRAFT OF A TEAM FOR THE YEAR:

Shaw, Bartel, KK, Yeo, Mackenzie, Dea (Bonner, Broad)

Pendlebury, Fyfe . Rockliff, Ablett. Wines, Liberatore, Crouch, Wells ( Hopper Trengove Hibberd)

Lobbe, Sinclair (Currie)

Martin, Franklin, Bird, Simkin, Thomas, Kerridge, (Sumner, Brown)

shaun b20 · 13/02/2016 at 16:14

Here is my latest attempt please let me know what you think?

Def
H. Shaw, K. Kolodjashnij, E. Yeo, B. Smith, M. Brown, M. Hibberd (R. Bonner,B. Rice)

Midfielders
G. Ablett,D. Mundy,T. Rockliff,L. Parker,T. Liberatore,B. Crouch,
R. Crowley,D. Parish (D. Gore, B. Keays, J. Short)

Rucks
T. Goldstein,S. Martin (M. Cox)

Forwards
D. Martin,L. Dahlhaus,T. Greene, D. Wells,J. Simpkin,S. Kerridge
(C. Petracca, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Gone with Essendon recuites as i think they can make real quick cash and a set and forget ruck

$9400 left

    Luviboy1 · 14/02/2016 at 19:20

    Great structure, balanced side. Cant fault your team apart from the Crowley selection.

Rob · 13/02/2016 at 18:33

Comment on my team 🙂

Boyd McVeigh Simpson Aish Mohr S Collins (Bonner, Broad)
Pendlebury Ablett Rockliff Gibbs Liberatore Omeara Crouch Wells (Parish Hopper Petracca)
Jacobs Lobbe (Grimley)
Martin Bennell Stringer Anderson Simpkin Cockatoo (Kerridge M Brown)

70K remaining

    Luviboy1 · 14/02/2016 at 19:18

    Decent backline, Boyd is too long in the tooth for me. Love the Simpson pick however, haven't seen him in many teams. Unsure of how Aish could go this year. Rumours are he's tearing up the track.

    Way too many midpricers in midfield for me, but if thats what you're going for so be it. I would throw Wells in FWD, hes taking up a space that could be occupied by another mid rook. Dislike the Gibbs pick, but could pay off if he avgs 105. Would rather see that spot taken up by a more guaranteed premo ie. Parker, Wines, Shiel.

    Brillaint ruck selection. Havent gone with Lobbe, but he will have a great season.

    Wouldnt touch Bennell at this point in time, hes having some calf trouble, and is yet too begin full training. Stringer is ready for a breakout season. Whether its this season or next, Im unsure. I expect him to avg around 90 this year. He could be ready to take his game to the next level however.

Arny · 13/02/2016 at 20:38

In the early stages.

Bartel Smith Malceski Aish Brown (Ess) Hartley (S.Collins C.Byrne)

Pendulbury Ablett Selwood/Sloane Rockcliff Wines Liberatore O’Meera Crouch (Cunningham Keays Marcon)

Mumford Nic Nat (Galloway)

Martin Barlow Franklin Bird Wells Kerridge (Petracca Pickett)

    Luviboy1 · 14/02/2016 at 19:11

    Far too many risks in backline for me. D2-D4 could all go either way. I would keep one, upgrade one and downgrade one.

    Midfield goes too deep for my liking. Midfield rookies will make tonnes of money this year. Id would drop one of Libba, JOM and Crouch and get another rookie on field. Might even be worth getting two rooks on field.

    Like the set and forget rucks.

    Also like the forward line, Franklin seems to be coming a more popular pick. Not a huge fan of the Bird selection, but that is just me. I would upgrade him to a super premo or downgrade to a rook.

    Overall decent team. Few adjustments to be made, but most of your choices are justifiable and without risk, there is no reward.

Spud · 15/02/2016 at 10:36

DEF: Shaw, McVeigh, KK, Bartel, Rookie, Rookie, (Rookie, Rookie)

MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Liber, Parish, Rookie, Rookie, (Rookie, Rookie, Rookie)

RUC: Goldstein, Martin, (Rookie)

FOR: Martin, Barlow, SJ, Wells, Cockatoo, Kerridge, (Rookie, Rookie)

My team at the moment with $136,800 spare. Thoughts?

    Russ · 18/02/2016 at 18:12

    Too many Rookies lol

Chuck · 15/02/2016 at 12:53

Still unsure on a few things, but this is my team at this point.

KK, Bartel, Burgoyne, Yeo, Francis, M. Brown (ESS) (Bonner, K. Collins)
GAJ, JPK, Rockliff, Wines, Barlow, Libba, Crouch, Kerridge (Jansen, Cuningham, M. Hibberd)
Goldy, Lobbe (Max King)
Lids, Dahl, Robinson, Milera, C. Curnow, Hipwood (Kommer, Petracca)

    wombatsfc · 15/02/2016 at 22:50

    Hi Chuck it's a nice team at this stage of the year but. Possible landmines are Burgoyne, Francis, JPK, Kerridge, Lobbe, Milera, Curnow.
    Obviously Burgoyne and JPK are elite players but I think both are priced significantly above their worth i.e. better scores for similar cost elswhere.
    Lobbe could be 2015 Goldstien-ish but he's more likely to be 2015 lobbe-ish.
    Kerridge isn't good enough, couldn't get a touch in the intraclub.
    McGovern is way ahead of Mileara.
    Curnow or any 1st year at F5 is asking for trouble.

John · 15/02/2016 at 13:53

Boyd, KK, Smith, Brown, Brown, Broad, Hartley, Bonner
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Crouch, Parish, Cunningham, Keays, Menegola, Hibberd
Goldy, Martin, Grimley
Montag, Martin, Dahl, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca, Cox, Mcdonald-T.

233k left. Rookies to change based on NAB.

Thoughts community?

    Ryan. H · 15/02/2016 at 15:31

    Defence is good but a little light for my liking. Boyd while a great player I don't think will play every game of the season due to his age and resting so beware of that.
    Mids looks great, can't really fault as with the rucks and also the forward line. A solid team.

    wombatsfc · 15/02/2016 at 22:39

    Is that SC or Fantasy? Might struggle to have a full squad onfield

Kevin Skywalker · 15/02/2016 at 15:33

My most recent team just about all players, especially rookies, are subject to change:

DEF- Birchall, B Smith (mid), Seedsman (mid), Aish (mid), M Brown (Ess)(fwd), Bonner [Hibberd (mid), Broad]

MID- Danger, Pendles, Gablett, Rockliff, Adams, Wines, Libba, B Crouch [Petracca (fwd), Keays, T Cole (def)]

RUC- Goldy, Lobbe [Grimely (fwd)]

FWD- Dusty (mid), Buddy, Greene (mid), Duggan (mid), Anderson (mid), Kerridge (mid) [Gallucci, McDonald-Tipungwuti (def)]

I feel I'm a premo mid too heavy in the Mids and perhaps two short in the Backs and one light one in the Forwards. I am looking forward to listening to the latest podcast that deals with Rucks and I am unconvinced with Lobbe at R2, and I'm open to losing Goldy based on a solid argument from the team and the community.

I'd love some feedback especially who to drop in the midfield.

    wombatsfc · 15/02/2016 at 22:36

    This aint being rude mate but, Rebuild your backline based around at least 1 proven 90+ player and then structure the rest of your accordingly.

      wombatsfc · 15/02/2016 at 22:36

      Team accordingly

    GoHawks · 16/02/2016 at 12:38

    I agree with your summary.

    I wouldn't pick Birchall. I love him as a player, but not for SC. The rest of the back-line is OK, just upgrade Birchall.

    Like your Mids & Rucks.

    Not sure about Buddy. Probably downgrade Buddy and upgrade Birch.

m8kin · 16/02/2016 at 18:22

Hi Guys… something a tad different with some money left to play with

Defenders
J. McVeigh, B. Houli, R. Murphy, K. Kolodjashnij, [M. Dea, C. Byrne, M. Hibberd, R. Bonner]

Midfielders
S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood, T. Rockliff, B. Cunnington, T. Liberatore, J. O'Meara, [N. Freeman, D. Cuningham, J. Jansen, B. Keays, S. Menegola]

Rucks
S. Jacobs, M. Lobbe, [M. Cox]

Forwards
D. Martin, D. Zorko, J. Westhoff, M. Barlow, [S. Kerridge, N. Kommer, C. Petracca, M. Brown]

…with $179,200 still to play with

Dustin · 16/02/2016 at 22:41

Def: Bartel, Yeo, Smith, Aish, Dea, M.Brown
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Crouch, Parish
Ruck: S.Martin, Lobbe
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Buddy, Wells, Simpkin, Kerridge
Bench: all base priced rookies <123k

Tempted to put in an S.Martin/NicNac combo however, during the year I would want to get in Goldy. Would this be a waste?
What's your thoughts community?
Cheers

Danny · 17/02/2016 at 00:14

Hey everyone. Please give some contructive expert opinions on my team. I spent hours changing my first team to fit Goldy in. Of course rookies pending NAB.
DEF
Bartel,Jimmy, Kolodjashnij,Kade Smith,Brodie Aish,James Broad,Nathan Hanley,Cian 9Brown,Mitch Hibberd,Mitchell0

MID
Ablett,Gary Rockliff,Tom Pendlebury,Scott Dangerfield,Patrick Crouch,Brad Liberatore,Tom Kerridge,Sam Menegola,Sam
(Beech,Jonathon Mathieson,Rhys Cuningham,David)

RUCK
Goldstein,Todd Naitanui,Nic (Grimley,Sam)

FWD
Barlow,Michael Martin,Dustin Franklin,Lance Dahlhaus,Luke Wells,Daniel Petracca,Christian (Max King Pickett,Jarrod)

$82,500 Remaining.
I could downgrade Wells to a rookie, and then swap Aish for a Docherty Type but that only leaves around $5K. I like cash in the bank at the start. Been caught out in previous years.
Please everyone give me your thoughts.

    Russ · 17/02/2016 at 18:34

    Hi Danny, I think your team's fairly solid mate, I'm no expert but who is?
    At this stage it's a good looking team, like you said, depends on how rookies go in the nab, I'm the same with having some cash in the bank at the start, I like around 80 to 100 k.
    It's a marathon not a sprint to make the top 8 in your league, (top 4 if possible for the double chance) what we all need is reliable players who perform, and don't go down too easy.

    Good luck.

Tex Spleen · 17/02/2016 at 01:18

G’day Higgo. Not bad picks for this early in the season. However your back line looks a little thin and I have my doubts over JOM and Crouch. As you’ve mentioned in the rucks podcast I think you should get Callum Sinclair in as R2 and upgrade one of your mids. As has been mentioned many times, you can never have too many DPPs in your team. Good luck. Cheers Tex

Tex Spleen · 17/02/2016 at 01:31

Just a general comment about team selections. Each new season I like to look for players that could be due for breakout years. Don’t get too excited by last season’s stars. Look at the last few rounds instead to see who could emerge this season. E.g. Sam Gray, Elliott Yoe, Kade Kolo, nakia cockatoo etc. These are your best mid price options. Guns and rookies for the rest. Good luck. Tex

Tex Spleen · 17/02/2016 at 01:43

Hey Danny. Franklin burnt me massively last year. Wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole. Barlow on the down to me. I’d be looking at younger up and comers. I’ve gone for Sam Gray and Nakia Cockatoo. Best of luck. Tex

reaper · 17/02/2016 at 14:22

Might have FYFE as a POD looking at all these teams.

Russ · 17/02/2016 at 18:26

My second draft, comment away if you can find this thread lol

BACKS: KK, Bartel, B.Smith, Seedsman, Duryea, M. Brown, E: K. Collins, M.Hartley

MIDS: Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libber, O'meara, B.Crouch, Parish, Gresham E: Petracca, Phillips, Menegola

RUCKS : Martin, Blicavs E: Grimley

FWDS: Martin, Barlow, Billings, Greene, Vardy, Duggan E: Hipwood, Kommer

$97.000 left, I'm showing a lot of confidence in my comeback kids and a couple of Rookies in the midfield will do well, but I'm reasonably happy with it …obviously Rookies are subject to Nab Challenge performances and forthcoming news about their progress, cheers guys.

the_German · 17/02/2016 at 18:30

Def: Shaw, Bartel, Yeo, Aish, Brown (Ess), Bonner
subs: Broad, Hibberd

Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Wells, Parish, Hopper
subs: Cuningham, Keays, Mathieson

Ruck: Goldy, Lobbe
sub: Loersch

Fwd: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Greene, Vardy, Petracca
sub: Phillips, Yarran.

Any thoughts community??

the_German · 17/02/2016 at 19:03

Def: Shaw, Bartel, Yeo, Hipwood, Brown, Bonner Sub: Hibberd, Broad

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Wells, Parish, Hopper, Subs: (Subject to change) Cuningham, Keays, Mathieson

Ruck: Goldy, Lobbe, sub: Loersch

Fwd: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Greene, Vardy, Anderson sub: Pickett, Petracca

$500 remaining, the mid rookies could change at a drop of a hat, especially in preseason. Looking at Freeman, Jansen, Gresham etc. So could change a bit here.

jamie maloney · 18/02/2016 at 12:40

backs. houli lumumba suckling spurr malceski whitecross benchm.brown m.brown MIDS.mundy gray ward parker martin libba poles mills bench simkin sumner polkinhorne RUCKS lobbe jamar bench grimley FWDS buddy bruest rohan vardy conca mengel(cats) bench schache kommer

jamie maloney · 18/02/2016 at 12:43

backs. houli lumumba suckling spurr malceski whitecross bench m.brown m.brown MIDS.mundy gray ward parker martin libba polec mills bench simkin sumner polkinhorne RUCKS lobbe jamar bench grimley FWDS buddy bruest rohan vardy conca menzel(cats) bench schache kommer

Gordo · 18/02/2016 at 15:50

First team will be loads of changes before round one but just want to see what people think off it

BACKS – Houli Yeo Smith Malceski Asih Brown (ess) Bench- Francis Brown (wce)
MID – Ablett Shiel Rockliff Wines Liberatore Crouch Parish Kerridge
Bench – Freeman Polkinghorne Cunningham
RUCKS – Mumford Lobbe
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Bennell Westhoff Greene Anderson Simpkin
Bench – Kommer Petracca

    Jay · 19/02/2016 at 15:56

    Hey Gordo, Malceski stung me last year but is tempting at that price, I'd keep an eye on MacKenzie (WCE) through the NAB Cup. I reckon you've nailed the midfield! And ruck division. I'm a bit sus on Westhoff, can tear games apart but very inconsistent. Personally i'd be looking at a Motlop maybe? Eddie Betts always starts the season well, upgrade him later. Just my thoughts!

      Gord29 · 19/02/2016 at 16:21

      cheers yea I'm still not sold on westhoff he probably won't make it in the final team

Jay · 19/02/2016 at 09:52

Hi all, any advice is welcome!

DEF – Simpson, KK, Yeo, B.Smith, Aish, M.Brown (ESS) (Bonner, Joyce)
MID – Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Whitfield, Libba, Wells, Parish (Jansen, Hiscox, Hewett)
RUC – Naitanui, Lobbe (Grimley)
FWD – Martin, Wingard, Barlow, A.Hall, Kerridge, Petracca (Cox, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Changes I have considered are:
Aish for Dea
Fyfe, Whitfield and Wells for Pendles, JOM and Crouch
Naitanui, Wingard, Hall for Mumford, Bennell, Franklin.

    Gordo · 19/02/2016 at 12:47

    if JOM isn't playing round one don't change it not many people look to be going with fyfe to start so will give you a good POD. I prefer the mumford bennell franklin forward line i reckon bennell will start off on fire after the off season and will be looking to prove a point

    Vinnymac · 21/02/2016 at 02:31

    Yeah stick with fyfe, but maybe downgrade wells if he is not named round 1. I like Naitanui, wingard and hall.

Jay · 19/02/2016 at 13:19

Cheers Gordo! Thanks for the advice.

    Gordo · 19/02/2016 at 13:23

    no worries i could be completely wrong but thats just my opinion. can you have a look at my team in the above post and let me know what you think if you have time

Michael · 20/02/2016 at 08:33

D: Yeo, Rich, BSmith, Maceski, Aish, Litherland (MBrown, Bonner)
M: Gablett, Pendles, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, O'Meara, Crouch, Simpkin (Petracca, Cuningham, BKennedy)
R: Goldy, Lobbe (Currie)
F: Barlow, DMartin, Greene, Wells, JAnderson, Kerridge (Phillips, Long)

Appreciate any thoughts… I was balls deep in mud last year, didnt go anywhere 🙁
Good luck everyone.

    hawkeye · 21/02/2016 at 13:09

    alot of risky options in defence no certainitys for any of the players to be in top 6 defenders buy season end..
    yeo a good option, would only pick 1 or 2 out of the first 3.. one from aish and litherland

Daniel · 20/02/2016 at 17:12

Fyfe or Wines? Wines I'm thinking has the potential to average 110+ this season and Fyfe is Fyfe but with the large price tag and potentially playing forward more I'm not sure whether I want to roll the dice with him. Would love to get your I out community

    Michael · 21/02/2016 at 01:21

    I had the same issue. I went Wines. Gave me an extra 150k to spend elsewhere and agree he will go 110+, but has the potential to really bullet. Saying that, i have also got O'Meara / Crouch, and think one of them will be needed to upgrade to Fyfe as soon as possible. Fyfe is still Fyfe, and will probably average 130 – but you cant afford everyone! Fyfe will be rested in fwd line, but will still dominate middle, no chance Lyon will not use him in the guts as much as possible.

    Anyway, I see it as Wines and O'Meara / Crouch > Fyfe and Rookie

      hawkeye · 21/02/2016 at 13:06

      fyfe will be top 3 mid no matter what barring injury will only maintain his average or improve given he is so young!
      decided weather u want to waste a trade later upgrading a omeera crouch hoping he maybe50k cheaper.
      or have him from the start.
      he as close to a top 5 guarntee as you will get in any line

    Vinnymac · 21/02/2016 at 02:39

    I'm predicting that fyfe will have a larger variance in his scores this season if he is up forward more often. Hopefully this means his price will drop enough to upgrade at some point

THE SALTSHAKER · 20/02/2016 at 19:01

DEF: Bartel, Smith, Malceski, Hartley, M.Brown, Brown, (Bonner, Broad)
MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Polec, Wells (Gore, Cuningham, Keays)
RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Bennell, Barlow, Greene, Franklin, Kerridge, (Petracca, Grimley)

$1900 left

shaun b20 · 21/02/2016 at 09:56

Defence
K. Kolodjashnij, J. Bartel, Z. Williams, B. Smith, N.Broad, M. Hibberd (R. Bonner,B. Rice)

Midfielders
G. Ablett, D. Mundy, T. Rockliff, O. Wines, T. Liberatore, L. Parker ,
C.Mills, D. Parish (D. Gore, B. Keays, J. Short)

Rucks
T. Goldstein, S. Martin (S.Grimley)

Forwards
D. Martin, M.Barlow, T. Greene, D. Wells, J. Simpkin, S. Kerridge
(C. Petracca, M. Brown)

    shaun b20 · 23/02/2016 at 20:42

    anyone?

TheHeroFactory · 21/02/2016 at 16:06

DEF:
H Shaw, K. Kolodjashnij, B Smith, J Ashby, M Brown (Ess), R Bonner
S Collins, K Collins

MID:
G Ablett, N Fyfe, T Rockliff, T Liberatore, B Crouch, O Wines, J Polec
J Hopper, B Kennedy, S Kerridge

RUCK:
M Blicavs, M Lobbe
M Wyatt

FWD:
B Deledio, L Montagna, C Bird, I Heeney, J Anderson, C Curnow
T Phillips, C Petracca

    Marco_Polo94 · 08/03/2016 at 23:09

    POLEC WHAT A POD!!

Bazza · 22/02/2016 at 20:37

Any feedback would be appreciated
Backs K.K. Docherty, Bartel, Aish, M.Brown, N.Broad, S.Collins, M.Hibberd
Mids Fyfe, Danger, Gary, Tom R. L.Parker, Libba, Mills,Mathieson, C.Adamson, D.Gore, DMcPherson
Rucks Goldy, Lobbe, M.Cox
Feds Chopsticks, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Conca, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca, Grimley

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:38

    Like the defence. I reckon this is Docherty's year. Midfield strong, love the fact you've gone big with Ablett, Fyfe and Danger. Not a fan of Lobbe in ruck in my opinion but could very well prove me wrong. Overall good team mate 🙂

poloko48 · 22/02/2016 at 22:45

Going with mostly guns & rookies strategy, aside from Libba, O'Meara, Lobbe.

DEF: Heater, McVeigh (MID), Bartel (MID), Hartley, SCollins, Bonner, MBrown, KCollins
MID: Danger, GAJ, JPK, Lewis, Libba, O'Meara, Simpkin (FWD), BKennedy (FWD), Gore, Freeman, Phillips (FWD)
RUC: Jacobs, Lobbe, Naismith (FWD)
FWD: Dusty (MID), Zorko (MID), Wingard, Barlow (MID), Curnow, Kerridge (MID), Kommer, Petracca (MID)

Feedback welcome, thanks 🙂

    poloko48 · 23/02/2016 at 07:56

    have now decided Rocky is a must have, so have gone O'Meara-Rocky, Wingard-Sinclair for FWD-RUC swing + he'll be number one ruck for Swannies this year. Worth in as F4?

    DEF: Heater, McVeigh (MID), Bartel (MID), Hartley, SCollins, Bonner, MBrown, KCollins
    MID: Danger, GAJ, JPK, Lewis, Rocky, Libba, Simpkin (FWD), BKennedy (FWD), Gore, Freeman, Phillips (FWD)
    RUC: Jacobs, Lobbe, Naismith (FWD)
    FWD: Dusty (MID), Zorko (MID), Barlow (MID), Sinclair (RUC), Curnow, Kerridge (MID), Kommer, Petracca (MID)

      milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:36

      Good idea going to Rocky as he is a gun and O'Meara won't play the first couple games. Love the defence, i reckon McVeigh is a very solid pick. Midfield very strong and like the Zorko pick in the FWD line. Overall strong team, good work. Watch the rookies as the NAB unfolds.

Gord29 · 23/02/2016 at 10:46

would be great to get some feedback on my team

BACKS – Houli Yeo Smith Malceski Reid Brown (ess)
Bench- Francis Tipungwuti
MID – Ablett Shiel Rockliff Wines Liberatore Crouch Parish Kerridge
Bench – Freeman Polkinghorne Cunningham
RUCKS – Mumford Lobbe
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Bennell Tippet Greene Wells Simpkin
Bench – Kommer Petracca

    Ben · 23/02/2016 at 19:01

    Looking pretty solid in the back mids and ruck but I have huge doubts about that forward line, bennell tippet greene wells and simpkin are all rather large gambles if you ask me, you might get away with maybe 2-3 of these guys in the one line, if you are set on that though one thing I definitely would change is drop either of wells or simpkin for a cheaper rookie and use the extra 100k odd and potentially get another premium type in defence e.g. thumper, McVeigh, birchall, even a bartel.
    Hope that helps

    Darryn37 · 24/02/2016 at 12:06

    I doo like this team…
    Just unsure on Reid in the Def, and Tippet, and Greene in Forwards..
    But A good side, plenty of balnce, and a couple of PODs (incl those I mentioned)..
    Of your benches, just keep a good eye on Tipu and Kommer…
    Dont rate Kommer as high as I did a couple years ago..

      milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:34

      I reckon Greene will kill it this year but need to keep an eye on him throughout the NAB. If he plays MID definite lock.

        Tim · 03/03/2016 at 15:03

        Greene will play mid/fwd was in an article can't remember where I saw it

Darryn37 · 23/02/2016 at 12:07

Wadya reckon team ??

DEF = Shaw, KK, Yoe, B Smith, Bonner, M Brown (Broad, Hartley)
MID = Fyfe, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Cripps, Liberatore, B Crouch, Mills, Hopper (Cunningham, M Hibberd, Polkinghorne)
RUC = Gawn, Lobbe (Read)
FOR = Martin, Dalhaus, Wingard, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca (Howard, Grimley)

$29,800 ramaining

    Rosy · 23/02/2016 at 09:55

    Maxy Gawn could be a monolith this year. Good gamble.

    Gord29 · 23/02/2016 at 10:47

    Not sure about gawn could be a good pod. not sure if hopper will get many early games either

    Gord29 · 23/02/2016 at 13:17

    the same as before because its the exact same team as you posted just above how about giving some advice to other peoples teams instead of constantly filling the page with your team

      Darryn37 · 24/02/2016 at 12:03

      Sorry buddy, on my computer it showed as not loading..
      For the record though, I give a fair but of advise across a vast amount of sites..

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:33

    Like the team. Some risky picks in defence imo like KK and Yeo but if they perform you're laughing. Great midfield and very very strong FWD also like the selection of Gawn.

milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:12

My Team (27k left in the bank): Thoughts and changes much appreciated. O' Meara injury worries me as well as Shaw's price and Brodie Smith's output. Also what do people think of Ben Kennedy, is Ellis a better option? Will he play?

Shaw, Docherty, Bartel, Smith, M. Brown – WCE, R. Bonner (Hartley, Collins)

Fyfe, Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Liberatore, O' Meara, Parish, Gore (Cuningham, Mathieson, Macpherson)

Goldstein, Martin (Wyatt)

Deledio, Martin, Barlow, Kennedy, Kerridge, Petracca (Grimley, M Brown – ESS)

    Darryn37 · 25/02/2016 at 15:21

    As you looked at mine, best I look at yours..
    My only concern with your DEF is Brown, but may very well work..
    The only problem in the MID "might be" O'meara, none of seem to actually know the facts on where he is truely at..
    MUST SAY, I too am watch D Gore with intent as well, was GREAT last week
    No way in hell, I can fault the rest…
    GOOD STRONG SIDE !!

      milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:38

      Thank you very much. I'm keeping tabs on O' Meara but i think i might make the switch to Crouch. As for Brown we'll see what rookies emerge over the next few weeks. Cheers!

Kegzlegs · 24/02/2016 at 21:59

I think this is the best team I have had for years

DEF
H Shaw, T McDonald, J Bartel, T Sheridan, N Broad, M Hibberd

D Tucker, A McDonald-Tipungwuti

MID
G Ablett, R Sloane, T Mitchell, S Sidebottom, T Rockliff, O Wines, T Liberatore, R Mathieson

J Polkinghorne, D Cunningham, D Macpherson

RUC
M Blicavs, N Naitanui

M Cox

FWD
D Martin, M Barlow, T Greene, S Kerridge, N Kommer, C Petracca

M Brown, M Adams

$400 left

I know my mids aren't established mega premiums but they are all in the age bracket with the form to sustain premium scores and potentially emerge as the best in the comp:)

Rooks are subject to nab

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:30

    I like the team mate! Possibly gone too light in fwd, but love the midfield and if you have the right rookies it could be killer!

Antman · 25/02/2016 at 15:58

Docherty, Bartel, Birchall, B.Smith, Bonner, Collins – Brown,Tucker
Pendles, Gaz, Rocky,Wines,Libba, Mills, Parish, Hopper – Kerrige, Petracca,Polkinghorn
Goldy, Lobbe – Grimley
Dusty, Dahl,, Barlow,T.Greene,Ellis,Milera – Naismith,M.Brown

    Ant · 25/02/2016 at 15:59

    oh and I have $109k to spend still……

      Tophawk · 26/02/2016 at 22:44

      Same setup in midfield as me 3 rooks.. Hoping the 2nd gun ruck gets enough points to make up for 1 less in middle

Karlos Santana · 25/02/2016 at 19:58

Hey guys, first post here, so be kind.

I would like to know if I'm heading in the right direction. This is my 3rd season of supercoach. But I always seem to stuff up my team from the start, so i end up doing corrective trades just to get back even. I don't want to waste trades this year.

This seems to be the team i have settled on (rookies being fluid obviously) with only doubts bout the backline.
Is H Shaw too much coin? Will J Bartel and J McVeigh be 'managed'?
Don't see what all the fuss is with K Kolodjashnij. 1 season averaging 89 and he seems to be a lock in most sides. What am i missing?
Thinking of going from H Shaw to T Mcdonald and using the coin elsewhere.

Anyway,

DEF
H Shaw, J McVeigh, J Bartel, E Yeo, M Brown, R Bonner (M Hartley, K Collins)

MID
N Fyfe, S Pendlebury, G Ablett, T Rockliff, L Parker, T Liberatore, (N Freeman, R Mathieson , D Macpherson)

RUC
T Goldstein, M Lobbe (S Grimley)

FWD
D Martin, C Wingard, M Barlow, N Cockatoo, S Kerridge, C Petracca, (N Kommer, D Wyatt)

Thanks…

    Russ · 29/02/2016 at 01:42

    Giday Karlos, I would lose Mcveigh and Shaw for maybe Laird and Weitering, free up some cash for you to strengthen your fwd line, Cockatoo for someone better, Cox in for Wyatt on fwd bench, maybe Lobbe out for Z.Smith. Dunno if I'd take the punt on Trengove either, one of the new young gun rookies would be better.

    Good luck

    Tim · 03/03/2016 at 11:58

    I agree with Russ

Karlos Santana · 25/02/2016 at 20:04

Sorry, I missed 2 rookie priced players in the Mids.

J Trengove, D Cuningham

I did have Buddy in my forward line, but he's always so up/down, I went with L Parker instead.

@Rickym1112 · 25/02/2016 at 21:26

McVeigh, Laird, Suckling, Weitering, M.Hibberd, M.Brown (ess). –(Tucker, Bonner.)

Ablett, Fyfe, Dangefield, Rockcliff, Parker, Libba, Crouch, mills –(Polkinghorn, Keays, Macpherson)

Martin, Lobbe–(Grimley)

Deledio, Barlow, Franklin, wells, Simpkin, Kerridge –(petracca, Milera)

McVeigh if fit.
Will be hoping to trade Franklin and mills when there bye comes around. Loaded up in the mid too generate good early points.

    Marco_Polo94 · 08/03/2016 at 23:09

    Crouch is pulling up sore, so he is a risky selection. Personally I think McVeigh is overpriced, but nice POD. Rest of your team looks solid. Rookies can't really be selected until we know Round 1 selections.

uDonkey · 26/02/2016 at 08:50

Got a league going of anyone interested in joining 163650

@grayson_lowee · 27/02/2016 at 18:10

Hey fellas, hopefully you guys can give me some advice on my team here.

Scorpions V
Def:
K.Kolodjashnij, J.Bartel, D.Rich, B.Smith, S.Collins, R.Bonner (M. Hartley, K.Collins)

Mid:
P.Dangerfield, S.Pendelbury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, E.Yeo, T.Liberatore, J.O'Meara, B.Crouch (S.Kerridge, C.Petracca, D.Cuningham)

Ruck:
T.Goldstein, M.Lobbe (S.Grimley)

Fwd:
H.Bennell, C.Wingard, M.Barlow, B.Kennedy, T.Phillips, M.Brown (N.Kommer, M.Cox)

Might downgrade B.Crouch to a rookie and then upgrade M.Lobbe to M.Gawn, anyway thoughts?

    Marco_Polo94 · 08/03/2016 at 23:07

    O'Meara re-injured his knee I'm pretty sure so is a dicey selection, and Brad Crouch has been pulling up sore, so again very risky. Is that Phillips from Collingwood? I'm a Pies supporter and wasn't impressed, won't get games. Kommer has looked average at best. Bennell is risky coz you don't know how he will go in a new team. Lobbe hasn't looked good, but has good early games so might come off. B. Smith has been pretty average so far but should be ok, won't be top ten defender IMO though. Yeo in the midfield seems a waste, I would put Yeo in for Smith and then select a better midfield option.

manley · 01/03/2016 at 23:26

Def: Rance, KK, Bartel, Johannisen, Smith, M. Brown (Hartley, Bonner)
Mid: Rockliff, Shiels, Hartlett, Parker, Lloyd, Libba, B. Crouch, Petracca (Jansen, Phillips, MacPherson)
Ruck: Goldy, Lobbe (Cox)
For: Barlow, Betts, Petrie, Leuey, Griffin, Kerridge (Menadue, Grimely)

This is my team
Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Chris · 04/03/2016 at 13:50

    Lose Bartel (to old) and Johannisen, for Suckling and Aish.
    With that money upgrade Shiel and Hartlett to Fyfe and Bontempelli.
    Lose Petrie, Leuey and Griffin for Martin, Gray and a rookie.

    Just my opinion though.

    Avzmo · 04/03/2016 at 14:24

    Your midfield is woefully underpowered, you need more premiums in there.

    YOu need to draw some cash from your defence and plug it into the midfield.

Tim · 03/03/2016 at 11:37

Team 1:
Def:
Laird, Birchall, Z. Williams, Sheridan, Weitering, M. Brown (Ess), Bryne-Jones, Broad

Mid:
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Wines, Liba, Francis, Gresham, Petracca, Mathieson, MacPherson

Rucks:
Goldy, Gawn, Wyatt

Fwd:
Martin, Barlow, Tippett, De Goey, Kerridge, Grimley, Hunt, Adams

Team 2:
Def: Same as above except for M.Brown (WCE) in for Bryne-Jones

Mid:
Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Wines, Liba, Gresham, Polkinghorne, bench same as above

Rucks: Z. Smith in for Gawn, rest is the same as above

Fwd: Simpkin in for Hunt, rest is the same as above

Team 3:

Def: Same as Team 1

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Rocky, Wines, Liba, Mathieson, Gresham, Petracca, MacPherson

Ruck: Same as Team 2

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, De Goey, Kerridge, Hunt, Grimley, Silvagni, Adams

Pick the best 2 teams, feedback and criticism welcome.

    Chris · 04/03/2016 at 13:58

    Team 1
    Lose Birchell for Suckling (think they'll score similar this year $$$)
    Lose Ablett and Wines for Gray and Parker
    Lose Tippett for Greene or Bennell if you can afford him.

    I wouldn't want to be playing you in Rnd 1.

Marco_Polo94 · 08/03/2016 at 22:57

Alrighty! Think I've finally settled on the structure I want. Still a few players i'm tossing up that will be based on their NAB 3 games but here is Norfolk & Chance for 2016.

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Dea, Byrne-Jones, Brown (Hartley, K.Collins)
Mids: Danger, Ablett, Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Viney, Libba, Mills (Kerridge, Petracca, Mathieson)
Rucks: Gawn, Smith (Cox)
Forwards: Barlow, J. Riewoldt, Hall, Wells, Milera, Menadue (McCarthy, AMT)

Jordan · 09/03/2016 at 15:41

Supercoach ($2400 REMAINING)
DEF: H.Shaw, R.Liard, R.Laird,J.Longergan, E.MacKenzie,M.Brown (N.Broad,C.Bryne)

MID:P.Dangerfield,T.Rockcliff,G.Ablett,M.wallis,T.Liberatore, M.Crouch,C.Mills,J.Dunkley,( D.Gore, D.MacPherson,L.Sumner)

RUC: T.Goldstien,M.Gawn ( S.Michael)

FWD:D.Martin,M.Barlow,Z.Merrett, D.Menzel, S.kerridge, A. McDoland-Tipungwuti,(N.Kormer,M.Cox)

just want some general thoughts on where i could improve my team

Craig · 13/03/2016 at 01:57

Here's where I'm at after today's games…… sure to change rookie wise & question marks over O'Rourke, Menadue:

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Gibson, M Brown, M Hartley, M Adams (Broad, Joyce)

Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Hannebery, Rockliff, L Hunter, Libba, O'Rourke, Mils (Davis, Cuningham, Polkinghorne)

Rucks: Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)

Fwds: Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (M Cox, ??)

Feedback welcome…..

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