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PODCAST: 2016 Forward Options

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Supercoach 2016 Forward Options

Time to talk Forward Lines our beloved community.

One of the key decisions you will need to make this season is just HOW MANY midpriced selections is TOO MANY. It’s a make or break scenario.

This week we assess the most popular selections based on our recent polls here on the Jock Reynolds CoachKings Community site.

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Let’s get the conversation started.. how is your forward line shaping up?




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OldOcker

My Current FWD Line,

M Barlow, L Franklin, T Walker, J Hogan, C Sinclair, L Taylor. EMG. S Kerridge, M Brown.

I may even release my full team for the first time ever very soon. (Open to change naturally the season is early)

Good Luck and Skill to all in SC this year.
Cheers.

Krups

Martin Zorko Barlow Franklin Schache Kerridge EMG. Silvagni, Crocker

Tom

Shaw, KK, Malceski, Dea, Brown, Hartley (broad, bonner)

Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, Parish, Hopper (freeman, mathieson, cole)

Goldy, Martin (wyatt)

Lids, Zorko, Barlow, T.West, Kerridge, Petracca (kommer, ahern)

Bit light in defense but what do we think?

about 20k left

Krups

Yea to light in defence bloke. Ruck combo is awesome but maybe too much $$$ invested there?

WithAllDueRespect

Goldy and Martin have same bye round.

CroMagnon Man

Best you get on AFL website and do some reading re: Freeman. That is all.

I N Pieman

I'm going against the grain & staying away from Barlow. I need certainly he's going back to predominant Midfield. Because if he isn't I can only see him going further backwards. Adding Sniffer Bennell to the list adds further complication. I know Ross is saying stuff. But anyone who's been round here long enough knows, Ross just talks BS.

Skindog

Nice Pieman, we all know Ross is not boss and we’ll have to keep an eye out, can play but need to see his role,,

SCaddict

I could be persuaded either way on whether Barlow is a 'must have' like Higgo postulates or simply fools gold as you suggest.

How he performs and used in the NAB will hopefully clarify the final decision as I'm of two minds right now. DPP eligibility up forward this season is a major plus though.

Kev

Couldn’t agree more, Pieman!

Mac

Will Grimley be most people's F3 now? And use another position e.g. M11 as a loophole?

Titan

At f3?
Why not the ruck bench?

Leighroy

He will be my R3 I had Currie there with chances big Tom falls over again. Grimley will give me some extra cash and ruck cover

Jimi

I like Chicko's setup.

Grimley at F8, fwd eligable cheapie at R3 for loopholing.

Titan

Oh ok
So you keep the cheap ruck rookie as loophole?

Jimi

It just makes sense to me because R3 is the position least likely to make $$$, so why loose at on a cash cow on another line to create a loophole? If Grimely wasn't fwd eligible it might be a different story.

hedski

Yep

The General

As it sits at the moment, I have Grimley replacing the already lame Leuy, with Sinclair Forward cover. Await NAB for alot of my questions to be answered.

Any thoughts on McKay or Gorringe/Phillips as potential R3?

Dan

He was a leading goalkicker at VFL level so I see a fwd who pinch hits in the ruck. Apparently at Hawks he didn't have the work ethic tho.

sam siddall

Hey guys will coach kings be in perth?

Mac

What teams are good for loopholes?

Jimi

Carlton have a lot of Sunday games

BKW

Melb also have a heap of Sunday games and zero Friday nights – they do have 8 sat day games though.

@Seekersupacoach

I think Brisbane have quite a few Sunday and Saturday twilight/evening matches too

West

What do we think of Trent West? Should play with leuenberger gone and should average 70-80

Mac

You do know they have stefan martin…

Sam

Jock, Higgo, Crouching your an inspiration to us all! Love your work! Now fellas it sounds like you guys are all the Barlow bandwagon, however I've got the feeling that Bennell could be a better pick in that forward line, Thoughts? Also been looking at some POD selections up forward, thoughts on young Toby 'spitter' Greene and Mitch Robinson???

OldOcker

Sam,
I would go with your other thoughts at this stage rather than Bennell, Rumour is he has a niggle with Osteo Pubis which is not an easy thing to overcome.
I do not mind your other thoughts at all.

Sam

Thanks for your reply OldOcker! What has happened to the sniffer I heard he was back on the running track and progressing nicely! This has certainly thrown a spanner in the works!
Cheers

OldOcker

The last 3 years he has only played 15 games for whatever reason and at his price point of being a keeper I would not personally consider him.
Your choice just my opinion.

Cheers.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Loaded up forward with

Dahl, dusty, wingard, barlow, simpkin, peteracca, brown, cockatoo/kerridge.

But now having second thoughts on goldy. The more I crunch the numbers I think the more he has to start as 110 avg is about $600k Which is about all I can see goldy dropping to. Plays blues dons Rd 6-7 I think u need him by then as scored 150 plus last time against these teams. If going lobbe -goldy will need at least $120k which u may get from your rooks after 5-6 Rd but is it worth 2 trades and if your rook has gone up that much surely they have more fattening to do? Seriously considering dropping dusty down to wells (depend on nab cup or someone else around this price) and getting goldy. Dusty plays blues Rd 1 which is his bogey team never scores well against them. Might upgrade wells -Dusty as don’t see dusty moving up much.

Just throwing it out there.

Jimi

Don't most premo upgrades require 2 trades? Lamb slaughter trade + upgrade trade? If the opportunity comes to bring Goldy in for 600k at round 5ish, I'll cull a lamb prematurely.

Wells to Dusty is super risky IMO. Wells is only 230k. If he gets injured in the first 3-4 rounds you'll be at least 200k off Martin, how many premature trades will that take to fix?

Derek

I’ll be starting NicNat and Lobbe. Hope to get Goldy early. If NicNat doing good I’Ll sideways to Goldy

TJM

Thoughts on Edwards from the Tiges?

Jackwatt$

Behold!!! My SuperCoach team for 2016 (subject to change)
Team name: Watt the?

DEF- Boyd, McDonald, Salem, Jones, Terlich, Brown, (Wagner, McDonald-Tipungwutu)
MID- Fyfe, Ablett (C), Priddis, Jones, Viney, Brayshaw, Oliver, Parish (Trengrove, Morabito, Cuningham)
RCK- Gawn, Jamar, (Frost)
FWD- Rioli, Franklin, Hogan, Watts (VC), Wells, Cockatoo, (Weidemann, Petracca)

66,500 in reserve. Copyright 2016.

Pinidu

So….I take your a Melbourne supporter?

BKW

Haha straight to the bottom 10% with that team 😉

I’d swap out your VC for a start

Gaveday

Taking the pi$$ surely mate. Nice try.

Derek

Finally another team with Rioli!

@t_woof

Top 1% LOCK!

robert

What are people's thought on going 6 deep in the midfield including 1 of O"Meara or Crouch. I think that is way 2 deep. I normally have 3 rookies onfield

Keenbutclueless

under normal years you would be right. But these blokes offer so much value that it may well be worth screwing up our normal structures to accommodate them. Seen teams play 3 rookies in Defence or up forward to fit these guys in. I think getting the right combo with them is a big key this year.

OldOcker

Robert,
I would normally feel the same way but there is so much value in the midfield this year that is too hard to resist.
I left JOM out but put in Libba and Crouch. I don't think JOM will play round one, Just a feeling. If he does it may be NEAFL.
I have one rookie on field in the mids at this stage of the season.

Cheers.

WithAllDueRespect

Crouch is my M7. Rocky M4 Gibbs M5 Libba M6.

Fyfe Ablett and Selwood M1-3.

SCaddict

A lot will come down to the ultimate availability and distribution of rookies across the lines but I could easily see myself going into this season with a locked and loaded midfield with either JOM or Crouch at M7 or even both at M7/M8.

Of course there would need to be a decent selection of rookies in defence and up forward to make that work but it's distinctly doable I reckon.

Titan

Nah i dont think so
I gone libba at m7

Jimi

I'm running 5 premos + libba, 5 rookies. This year, because of the solid mid price options, I think that's a good balance and it seems 95% of teams are running that structure.

Personally I doubt there will be more than 5 MID rookies available for round 1 that are "must haves", but if NAB shows otherwise I'll re-evaluate.

kkk

How to people rate Matt Dea from the bombers as an onfield back rookie as there aren't many yet. Thanks

BKW

Meh – lets track the pre-season but likely equal or better options for a cheaper price

Stirlsy

In the mix

Pinidu

Community, could I please have your thoughts on my team?

DEF: Shaw, Kolodjashnij, Bartel, Smith, Hartely, Bonner (Hibberd, Rice)
MID: Ablett, Pendelbury, Selwood, Sloane, Rockliff, Liberatore, Parish, Hopper (Cunningham, Keays, Mathieson)
RUCK: Martin, Naitanui (Korchek)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Milera, Curnow, Kerridge (Petracca, Brown)

WithAllDueRespect

Same defence for me other than Malceski for KK.

Leeds17

Feel maybe a little light F4? but in genral looks a good starting point, good structure.

Stirlsy

Might need to find a replacement for Selwood, he is no cert for Rnd 1 but solid early team, like the ruck combo early.

Bobby Singh

Lower end of the defense and forward line needs work but the rest is great.

OldOcker

Sam,
I would go with your other thoughts at this stage rather than Bennell, Rumour is he has a niggle with Osteo Pubis which is not an easy thing to overcome.
I do not mind your other thoughts at all.

Cheers.

medadsson

Agreed, stay away from Harley … it has been said a number of times that Freo's focus for Harley is not necessarily round 1. He hasn't trained with the main training group. It had been reported Calf issues, Osteo Pubis is a new and not so good one, eek.

mark

matt suckling down back?

Rob

Rate my team
BACK: Shaw, Docherty KK, Smith, Collins ( Bulldogs) Dea ( Bonner, Rice)

MID: Danger, GAJ, Rockliff, Cripps, Libba, O'meara, Crouch, Trengrove ( Gresham, Cunningham, Matheison)

RUC: Martin, Lobbe ( Cox)

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

I have 1K in the bank

Ethan

stanley's an interesting pick? is it just for a R3 swing? Or do you think he can average 80+ through the season

fatboyfat7

Like it… Trengrove ready Rd1?

Mitch Marsh

Trengove has been flying right under the radar! Where's he at??

Stirlsy

Trengrove had he's first run with main group yesterday but sat out match practice, no set timeframe on him but might play Nab late but he must be behind the 8 ball to play Rnd 1

Mac

Thoughts?

Shaw, KK, Bartel, Yeo, Skinner, Rice, Hartley, Collins
Pendles, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff,Shiel, Libba, Hopper, Gresham, Keays, Mathieson, Payne
Goldy, Lobbe, Grimley
Dusty, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca, Sumner, Brown, Ahern

Feedback is much appreciated 🙂

TJM

Similar to many other teams, wether thats a good or bad thing only time will tell. Ahern is out for the year, but I like the Shiel pick.

Mickey

What are everyones thoughts on shannon hurn? The guy averaged only 75 but for the past couple years has always gone 80-90+. Looks to be a good pod

SCaddict

He's not known as Shannon Burn for nothing. I would avoid for fantasy purposes.

Nick

O Meara, S. Jacobs and C. Mills or Pendlebury, Lobbe and Mathieson?

Kev

Option 2

Titan

Yeah need to go number 2

Mac

Any more news of Selwood?

Kev

Both are in doubt for round 1

Dan

Hey guys thoughts on my team?? Thanks in advance

DEF – Simpson, KK, Birchall, Yeo, Hibberd, Bonner (Byrne, K.Collins)

MID – Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, J. Selwood, Crouch, Libba, Parish, Hopper (Kennedy, Freeman, Mathieson)

RUC – Martin, Lobbe (Cox)

FWD – Martin, Dahl, Zorko, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca (Ahern, M.Brown)

Kev

Looks good. Jelwood having issues with his foot. Imo starting both Parish and Hopper could be $$ better spent elsewhere

Leighroy

Like the team although ahern has done his acl so you will need to look into a new rookie

Jimi

Unless Parish demonstrates Cripps level ability in the NAB I think he's too expensive – as is any first year player above $170k IMO.

Josh

Captain Courageous is a risk as racing against the clock to be fit for Round 1. Birchall good P.O.D.

Dan

yeah ive tinkered with the team a bit now.

selwood out, not going to risk it, though i feel he will be back to his best when fit this year.
also liking b.smith down back as he will take the half back role and is cheap

Erick

Matthew Jaensh anyone?

Kev

Not until we see how the crows line up with Laird, Smith, Seedsman, Hampton on the books

Titan

Jaensch injured
Back mid year

Patrick

Jacobs or Martin as number 1?

Supercoach Central

neither. Go with Goldstein. If you're gonna go big, go bloody big.

Dasha

fam, how many essedon players is too many? got merret, parish, dea and brown

Leighroy

That’s not too many a few years ago the port rookies were the go. If they are going to make good cash doesn’t matter who they play for. The rookies that is

Stirlsy

3 will defo be trades so its fine

Leeds17

Opinions/Ridicule of my potential team…

Def
H.Shaw A.Rance J.Bartel (C.Byrne)
B.Smith J.Cowan M.Brown (M.Hibbard)

Mid
S.Pendles G.Ablett (N.Freeman)
T.Rockliff O.Wines M.Duncan (J.Polkinghorn)
T.Libba D.Gore J.Jansen (R.Mathieson)

Ruc
S.Martin M.Blicavs (S.Grimley)

Fwd
D.Martin M.Barlow C.Sinclair (C.Petracca)
C.Bird N.Cockatoo S.Kerridge (N.Kommer)

Don't worry too much with most Rooks they could change.

Leeds17

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated thanks guys and gals…

HOLLA

Someone give feedback please.

DEF- Shaw,roberton, Kolod,Docherty, Broad,Brown

MID- Steven,Shiel,rockliff,Adams,Wines,Libba,Gresham,

Freeman

RUCK- Martin,Lobbe

FWD- Martin,Dahlhaus,S.Gray,Merrett,Ben Ken,Petracca

Cheers community

FootyFanatic

A few interesting selections there, risky but could pay off. I'm a bit concerned about your mids though as although Steven, Shiel, Adams, and Wines are all good picks individually, I wouldn't have them together as I can't see many finishing in the top ten mids.

HOLLA

I absolutely appreciate your feedback. Ive picked these players cause they all have scope for consistency and can all go big. I see there is a risk that some may not improve but im set on sticking with my gut feel this year. I feel my top 5 mids will all be the best perfomed for thier respective sides. appreciate your input mate.

HOLLA

Their*

FootyFanatic

Yea no worries, if that's your Gut feeling then definitely go with it

Swans2012

Liking Sam gray, could be anything, strong nab will force his way into my side, tossing up him and a hall at the moment….

@Seekersupacoach

Agree about Sam Gray. Finished strongly last year just wonder how he'll go with Wines and Polec fit and firing. Less time in the mids possibly?

Adam

Thaughts please

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

Pickett. Adams

FootyFanatic

Thats a big spend, I'd try downgrading one player to free up some cash for other positions. But if your confident with your team then stick with it

Leeds17

Wingard just feels like a trap to me, Lots of great FWDs this year so not too concerned with the spend up there

Jimi

+1 re Wingard.

Supercoach Central

Too much money going to the fwd line. With the fire power available in the mids you just can't afford to do that. I would downgrade Buddy to a rookie.

Peter Dickinbotom

If you could pick only 1 of Deledio or Martin, who would it be and why?

HOLLA

Haha dickinbottom

Derek

Martin cause he's cheaper.

Iamme

Martin because he is a DPP

Jimi

Martin because he's cheaper and he's DPP

Leeds17

Martin, health and fitness

Stirlsy

Martin, reason is Deledio is overs in price

Top Hawk

Any thoughts on Mark Hutchings community? (WCE).

Priced at $385K and has MID/FOR DPP eligibility for 2016 SC. Played 10 games in 2015 at a 72 SC average before getting struck down with injury.

Cheers

HOLLA

Looked at him. Def pod, def risk def ballsy pick. Toss of the coin pick

TJM

Is it a must to start with Libba and Crouch?

babo

everyone else is so its safe to follow suit, though if you don't and they go large your done

Stirlsy

No it's not a must start, both in my team ATM but iv been tossing around the team without them in it….
The thing is if I leave them out I would need to find a keeper in the guts for 570k and take a rookie at 117k id lose a bit of scoring by doing so and save just 1 trade as I don't see either of Libba or Crouch being a keeper.
Libba is a worry to me coming off a knee and Crouch also cos he seems to be inj prone

Derek

Is anyone going with a non playing loop-hole strategy this year? (not ruck)

I had Goddard in Defence and Krakour Mid/Fwd last year and having the ability to loophole maximised points. I don't believe it did any harm to my cash generation. Both ended up playing.

hedski

I’ll be waiting on nab obv and gut feel about ya kraks and that who might not start season but ya know they’ll come in first half dozen games. DPP helps maximise loopholes.

hedski

Not repeating you there I mean dpp can loophole multiple lines eg mid/fwd der.

Top Hawk

Of course. This strategy will come into play once we have a rookie form guide during/after NAB Cup. No point speculating about that now.

Jackwatt$

Yarran (Fremantle)

Iamme

D.Martin – Zorko – Barlow – S.Motlop – J.Anderson – Simpkin (Kerridge/J.Long

'Don't Blush Babby'

i personally wait and look at the donut loop hole during or after the byes when my team is almost settled and also use this as a downgrade option to generate my cash flow but at the same time giving me flexibility – apologies if you don"t understand my reasoning, a big day on the slurp today

However ,I know you said "Not Ruck' but early season this year is the best Loop Hole with so many Ruck /Fwd options – my IMO only

hedski

Ha ha didnt read your slurpy before I slurped mine.

Derek

Motlop will disappoint you. He had a good second half of last year when he spent more time in the midfield, but when he goes missing he completely disappears.

Last 9 rounds, 41, 119, 144, 119, 82, 64, 147, 49, 39.

you can't like with scores like that.

Don't think he will get as much midfield time as last year.

Leeds17

Yeah though it wouldn't surprise me if he had a breakout year even then it would be a rollacoaster, can see him averaging around 90 again

Jimi

Yeah he might but I agree with Derek.

Could average 90 but he has a consistency rating of almost 40. He'll do your head in.

Iamme

I take your point Derek judging by those figures, but did he not recently sign a new deal?….the cats must have big plans for him. I'm prepared to risk it…. if he comes of will be a good POD.

'Don't Blush Babby'

J.Schache will end the season at 400k IMO – He's my gun pick of the high price rookies for the season in the Forwards – remember Jesse Hogan last year ,this kids younger but better

Titan

Better midfield to get it to him too

Stirlsy

Killing it in intra club match's and a dead eyed dick on shots at goal, but its a no for me.

West

What do we think of Jack Billings? Apparently on fire this pre season and cant wait to play. Coach has said he'll spend more time in the midfield aswell.

Cyril is delicious

Quick question, JPK or Wines???

Derek

JPK is in my team. He is just so tough and reliable.

Supercoach Central

wines easy

andeh

Can't go wrong with JPK.

Pube

Is there a Jock Reynolds Supercoach group again this year?

CarlaShirley

This is my team so far guys what do you think?

Derek

Looks good

Supercoach Central

lovin it

Derek

Steven Johnson hasn’t been mentioned at all!

Pete

OMG Jock!!!!
Listening to the podcast whilst the wife is sleeping with the earphones in. When your mate Schinder crosses in to the local in highett. I lose my shit because I live right around the corner. Im so excited I jump off the couch and yell out to the mrs. I wake her up and she goes "this better be good". Hahahaha

I begin to freak out as I realised that shit she may not be happy about this. I begin to tell her about the CoachKings at our venue at the local and how they have great wine and beer and the game has blessed our great venue. She goes yea thats great. because you woke me up near damn midnight you are buying me dinner and many wines tomorrow night.
She wasnt happy but I couldnt give a flying crap. I got my venue set for friday and saturday nights and some sunday arvos too.

Thank you Jock & boys.

Shak

Communities thoughts on Andrew Gaff? as a potential POD maybe..

Tones

Yeah Shak good selection depending on his starting price.

Shak

Priced at $560k not to bad I suppose, but will keep an eye on him in the nab challenge

Titan

Hope our teams are coming along community

So ive gone a pretty strong midfield with libba at m7

But forwards aee martin, feanklin, billings and greene

Should i downgrade parker/wines to omeara and upgrade billings and greene?

Or should i leave it the way it is?

Jimi

My thoughts for what they're worth:

With a midfield that deep I'm guessing your defence and possibly ruck lines must be weak. I think you can afford to go cheaper with defence this year, but if you've got more than 2 rookies starting in defence then you'll probably have problems. Not sure what your ruck setup is but you'd want at least 1 premo to start. Also such a strong midfield means you have less room to accommodate midfield rookie cash cows.

I'd avoid JOM like the plague.

I wouldn't make a call about Billings and Greene until after the NAB cup – but would only go one or the other, not both.

Titan

Cheers for the input guys
Yeah iver got 3 400k backs
Im currently running with
Kk, docherty, smith, mckenzie and rookiesx4
Ablett, pendles, jkp; shiel, rocky, libba omeara parish and rookiesx3
Nic nat lobbe rookie
Martin zorko Wingard franklin rookiesx4
Thats after the change over

Derek

JOM won't be playing R1.

Saalih

DEF: KK, Bartel, Rich, B.Smith, Hibberd, Brown (dons) (Hartley, Bonner)
MID: Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, O"meara, Simpkins, Jansen (Petracca, Freeman, R.Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Lobbe (Wyatt)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Motlop, Sinclair, Wells, Kerridge (Kommer, T.Phillips)

have 260k in the bank and not sure where i should upgrade but i think my midfield is a little lit so maybe there, and i would really appreciate if there are any rookies which are must haves because i cant find many. thanks

Kev

Yeah Rocky is at M4 in a lot of teams. You need one more premium mid. Don’t stress about rookies, they’ll emerge during the nab cup.

Saalih

ive swapped wyatt for grimley and freeman for cuningham but might change him to francis or hopper.

Derek

Motlop will not be a good pick. Far to incosistant.

I would upgrade JOM to a premium. Sloane/Parker maybe or JPK if you can find a liitle extra cash.

Loyal Rough Nuts

haven't had the chance to listen to the podcast yesterday was a big day on the gas watching the superbowl, so apologies if this was discussed, Reece Conca at $284k seems very tempting as a f4 or f5 option.

Conca has been injury prone and not played a full 22 game season during his 5 year career, he comes across to me as someone who will likely avg around 80 ish and could make a nice $150k + in quick time if he gets early games.

Thoughts community?

Derek

i think Simpkin might be able to give similar output at a cheaper price. Conca is on my watchlist.

King of harts

Thoughts on my team???

Def Mcdonald laird kk aish Byrne Collins collins Hartley
Mids Danger Ablett Pendles Neale rockliff libba crouch
Gore petracca Cunningham Jansen
Ruck Jacobs lobbe grimly
Fwds Dusty Barlow Robinson Simpkin cockatoo kerridge Pickett brown

comeback kings

H. Shaw, E. Yeo, A. Francis, M. Brown (ESS), M. Hartley, K. Collins (M. Hibberd (NTH), N Broad)

GAJ, R. Sloane, T. Rockliff, O. Wines, Libba, B. Hartung, B. Crouch, C. Petracca (N. Freeman, J. Polkinghorn, B. Keays)

Goldy, Lobbe (S. Grimley)

D. Martin, Z. Merret, D. Wells, J. Simpkin, J. Schache, N. Kommer (S. Kerridge, T. Phillips)

$1,106,800 in the bank

Ive done this strategy every year, I don't aim for total points I only aim to win my leagues to beat my mates (obviously for bragging rights)
Rate my team considering the rookie approach I've gone with? Thanks!

Derek

why would you leave so much money in the bank?

Titan

That 240 points weekly just sitting there
Dont do it i say

TJM

Any concern that Pendles is said to play more in the backline this season and give Aish, Treloar, Adams and De Goey more time?

andeh

It's a bit of a concern but i don't think it'll affect his output too much. Small sample size but he scored 155 v Geelong when he played exclusively off half back.
I reckon he'll have around a 70/30 split between midfield and defence, but for important matches he'll almost certainly be playing as a mid, rather than being wasted down back.

@Seekersupacoach

I think having Pendles as an attacking mid/halfback that delivers from defence to forward of centre will be valuable and won't harm his score ( I hope because he's currently in my team)

Stirlsy

He will rack up points no matter where he plays!!!

Derek

Not sure if Hartung is in the Hawks best 22 yet. He got the vest alot last year which suggests he is right on the edge or regular selection. But Litherland, Dureya, Whitcross, Langford, Woodford, webster all fighting for a place.

Mac

Thoughts on Edwards from Richmond and Devon Smith?
Just trying to think of some POD's and I hear Smith will play more midfield time with Stevie J more than likely taking his spot as the deep crumbing forward sort of role.

Bailey

Just read that Brodie smith will be playing across half back compared to up the ground last year. What does this mean for his output?

Stirlsy

Was all Australian at halfback and 2014 was his best year.

Liam

Bird and JPK
or
Crouch and Dahlhaus

Jimi

2

Greg

Pedles set to play a bit down back this season could this affect his output?

Greg

Jarrad McVeigh is said to be playing a rebounding roll off half back with Rhyce Shaw and Lewis Jetta gone this year. What could this do to his output??

Sully321

Blicavs as r 1? Will his midfield time be enough to last as an r1 for at least the first 5 rounds? And to keep all year

Keenbutclueless

The change in role that Scott has signalled could make him a 120 average and be SC Gold. It might go the other way and he becomes a 95-105 player, but more effective for his team. I am really hoping NAB tells us more, because I also have him firmly on my radar

Westy

Fwd line is currently
Martin Dahlhaus Barlow Stanley B Kennedy Kerridge Kommer Petracca.

Grahame Lebroy

I am liking D.Kent from Melb as a POD for the F4 – 5 spot

Kev

Why…?

West

Thoughts on Tom Nicholls? Will be number 1 ruck and can hit the ton often

could be his breakout year

Pat

How do we find the % selected?

Derek

Is having Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendlebury and Rocky in mids too much?

Keenbutclueless

Don’t think so Derek. Rocky fits the perfect M5 – someone outside top 30 prices , but you think will be keeper by end of year. He fits it so well, many of us have put him at M4 and looked at a Wines/Adams/Parker/Cripps as an M5. I guess we are throwing out our normal structures to accommodate the mid price delights on offer. On a pure GnR approach, Rocky would definitely be M5. Looking at many of the teams posted here, it can also depend if you run Lobbe at R2. Lobbe at R2 does free up enough cash to run Rocky at M5, Libba and possibly Crouch at M6/7.

Derek

Full team

McVeigh, Bartel, Yeo, smith, malceski, Hibberd (rice, brown)

Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Libba, Cunningham, Keays, (Maitheson, Mengelola, beech)

NicNat, Lobbe, (Wyatt)

Dusty, Barlow, Rioli, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca, (Phillips, MacDonald)

This could be the best draft team I’ve put together this season 🙂

Keenbutclueless

Looks good. I know you like to go 5 deep in Defence, but McVeigh is the question mark for me. Interrupted pre season is never a good thing. I also understand that there really isn’t anyone else around that mark, and it’s a stretch to Shaw. If you only went 4 deep, you could use the McVeigh cash for a decent F4. The other alternative for the cash would be to upgrade Lobbe and bring in Crouch

Derek

McVeigh will be fine.

If I went with a rookie at D5 I would use the cash to upgrade Yeo to Shaw

jimmydowland

jimmydowland's team reveal

Defense – H. SHAW, A. RANCE, J. BARTEL, E. YEO, M. BROWN (WC), K. COLLINS / R. BONNER, M. HIBBERED

Midfield – N. FYFE, G. ABLETT, R. SLOANE, T. ROCKCLIFF, T. LIBBATOURE, S. KERRIRDGE, D. GORE, D. CUNNINGHAM / B. KEAYS, R. MATHIESON, J DUNKLEY

Ruckmen – T. GOLDSTEIN, M. LOBBE / M.KORCHECK

Forward – B. DELEDIO, D. MARTIN, L. DAHLHAUS, M. BARLOW, J PICKETT, C. PETRACCA / M BROWN (ESS), C LOERSCH

thoughts jock and co?? would love your suggestions and thoughts!!

up the community big year

Keenbutclueless

With a lot of teams stacking their midfield, yours looks a little light by comparison. Personally I would take Deledio out and put it into a gun midfielder.

jimmydowland

not a bad suggestion – hoping for some quality mid rookies!

Derek

You have got the most expensive player from each line. Leaves you too top heavy.

I think You could get them cheaper as an upgrade later

jimmydowland

true, goldy or lids might become a sauce jacobs/ wingard depending on things..

@Seekersupacoach

Have people gone cold on Bird now that more top up players have been named at Essendon?

Also thoughts on Tom Bell now at Brisbane. Is a forward but I suspect he'll play a heap in the mids. Currently on my radar but not in my side, potentially massive POD

murray

thoughts on my team please
MCVEIGH, KK,BARTEL, B SMITH, M BROWN (wce),M BROWN (ess), (HARTLEY,COLLINS)

DANGERFIELD, PENDLEBURY, ABLETT, ROCKLIFF,LIBBA, OMEARA, B CROUCH, PARISH, ( FRANCIS, KEAYS, MATHIESON)

NICNAT, LOBBE (KORCHECK)

MARTIN, DAHLHAUS, BARLOW, LEUENBERGER, HIPWOOD, KERRIDGE (PETRACCA, MCDONALD-TIPUNGWUTI)

Thoughts please

Andrew

Sloane or Gray?

Eric_the_Red

I like Gray.

Eric_the_Red

Tossing up between Simpkin and De Goey at FWD 4 at this stage. Any thoughts on the two? De Goey awkwardly priced but capable. Simpkin should earn some coin. Tough one.

murray

what is the communities vies on Hipwood from brisbane

Russ in W.A

Will Sinclair take the place of Pyke as Sydney's starting Ruck?

nick

Ok this is my team hope u guys like send me a message taking a punt on a few players hope it pays of

Def
Houli. Bartel. Rosa. Yeo. Brown. Howe. Bench bonner broad

Mids
Danger. Rockliff. Parker. M crouch. Libby. J simpkin. C mills . Petracca bench mathieson. Gore. Marcon

Rucks Goldy. Jacobs. Bench loresch

Fwds
Barlow. Tippet. D martin. J stringer. Kerridge. Grimly bench Rioli Kommer

What do u guys think i reckon this is my best team with out gaz pendles fyfe let me know

nick

Also have 263k left