Supercoach 2016 midpriced forwardsG’day community, Lekdog here with my Supercoach team reveal for 2016.

Now it’s a little early in the year so expect my team to change but as it stands I’m pretty happy with my structures.

2015 was a pretty good year for Lekdog’s Puppies and saw us finish in the top 1% of the Supercoach fraternity. One thing that last year reaffirmed for me is that our initial team selection is the easiest part of the season, the hard bit comes after that when we have to trade (or not trade) our way to victory.

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If you have a look below you’ll see that only 14 players from my initial team survived the whole year and one of those was Mr. Loophole Tom Read.

MY STARTING 2015 TEAM

Supercoach team image 1

MY END OF SEASON 2015 TEAM

Supercoach Team Reveal 2

This told me a few things..

..injuries are a bitch, POD’s can work and premo’s generally stay that way throughout the year. And with that in mind I present to you the 2016 iteration of Lekdog’s Puppies.

MY CURRENT SUPERCOACH 2016 TEAM

Lekdog Supercoach 2016 Team Reveal

I would consider this side to essentially be Guns and Rookies with a couple of exceptions in Smith and Hall but I think they’ll do what I need them to in 2016.


My Strategy

I’m starting strong this year community, I’ve decided that much. My powerhouse ruck combination coupled with a really strong midfield output should see me win some early games and climb the ranks reasonably quickly. I’m paying overs in the ruck department because I can’t be bothered tinkering and wasting trades during the season proper. To offset the large investment in my rucks I’ve selected Ablett, Rockliff, Parker and Liberatore in the midfield, all players who I believe are criminally underpriced yet also have massive ceilings for that early season push.

Fyfe and Pendlebury speak for themselves really, both often consistency and permanent captaincy options, a must in 2016.

In the defence I’ve selected players whom I think represent value as well as consistency. The Docherty, Bartel and Birchall selections are all players who should have a consistent 2016 as well as pumping out 80+ averages. I have also selected Brodie Smith who is too cheap to ignore after a strong finish to 2015, he’s in the Crows best 22 and should provide some scores that out-weigh the risk in his selection.

Up forward I’ve selected the overpriced Dustin Martin, I almost went without Dustin this year but I think he’ll be a forward line pillar once more and who knows maybe this year will be the year he breaks through the 120 average barrier. Coupled with Martin is the powerhouse in Barlow. Paying $500K for a guy who has averaged at least 93.6 in all but one year of his career is too easy, lock him away.

Rookie-wise I’ve selected three players who probably won’t appear in too many teams. The first was Corey Ellis, a player who I’ve loved since I broke the news he was debuting (selfless self-promotion), but one who I think can have a breakout year in a strong Richmond side. The second was Callum Mills, the kid is an absolute jet and I see no reason why he doesn’t play most of the season. I need to see him in the full Sydney side but believe me community this kid can play. The third is Mitch Brown (WCE), this one is simple community he’s going to be my Nathan Brown for 2016. He’s going to play, probably not score very much but hey Nathan Brown won me a game last year.

I’ll mention this here, Robbie Gray, I want him. Not sure how I’m going to get him, will keep you posted.

Finally I’ll discuss the elephant in the room, Aaron Hall. I love the kid, I’m not sure how he goes in a full Gold Coast side but I have a gut feeling. He averaged 114.4 in the last seven games of 2015 and I think he can continue that form for my side in 2016. I also think some of the risk in taking a forward POD is nullified by the strong rookie selections we have in Kerridge, Brown, Grimley etc.

So there it is community, it’s nothing groundbreaking but I think it’s a solid side to go into 2016 with. Love to hear your thoughts community and keep in mind that we have some time until the season proper so my team might change a bit before then.

Lek

 

 


458 Comments

West · 23/02/2016 at 20:19

Not even close to finishing my team so well done Lek!

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:02

    Having an article deadline helped me put my arse into gear haha

Stiffy · 23/02/2016 at 20:19

G'day Lek, like your backline. You know what your getting – consistency, and thats vital. Especially with defence being to bare, I think consistent scorers are the way to go! Unlike Yeo, KK you can guarentee a solid score week in week out from Birch, Docherty the only one I'm concerned on is Bartel. You think he will miss many games? Any concern that Goldy and Martin share the same bye rounds?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:04

    Well Bartel needs to play 17 games (I think) to get to 300 and I'm sure Geelong will carry him to that milestone. Really don't think they'll end up resting him too much. As for the shared bye rounds I'm pretty sure I have an even spread of premos around the ground so I'm not too concerned.

      Stirlsy · 23/02/2016 at 23:14

      Yes LEK, knowone has mentioned that Bartel can get to the 300 club, im with you the pussie's will get him there… I don't see him getting rested much at all either, 2 games tops

        Rosa Time · 26/02/2016 at 16:22

        Why is everyone drinking the KK Kool Aid!? It's a massive gamble have a look at last years scores – heaps of 50's and 60's. That's hardly worth 480k!

TJM · 23/02/2016 at 20:20

No Petracca?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:04

    Likely to get into the side, rookies are fluid at this stage

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/02/2016 at 21:05

    Nice lek a well thought out team

    No petrecca? and who is j hunt?
    I like wells and cockatoo but might have to see how simpkin and ellis go.
    Another one for a watch and see.

    Similiar mids to me except i have danger and gray (hear you on that one lek think he will be near the top of the pile and should score as well as jpk or pendles – gut feel) instead of pendles and parker. Same rooks.

    in nab we trust.

      LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:27

      Petracca will likely get into the side, Hunt is a bloke who has been in the system for a while. Heard some good things about him.

      Man I want Gray

        Golden Boot · 23/02/2016 at 23:21

        Hi Lekdog…impressive team

        if you want Gray, swap him in for Parker (if you have the spare cash – if you don't maybe downgrade mills to a cheaper rookie). then you will have an identical midfield to mine.

        not sure on the Hall selection but admiring the your testicular fortitude there!

        Go Blues!

        soapy · 24/02/2016 at 00:06

        Petracca not likely not play first few rounds – most likely will be a train. You're right re Jayden Hunt, playing well and having excellent pre-season but he's not a SuperCoach type player IMO – very quick, good chase down tackler but not a big position winner. Think you might be onto something if he was a defender which is where he is likely to play round 1, off a half-back flank. Competing with Lumumba (just returning from injury) for a spot in the side.

          soapy · 24/02/2016 at 00:07

          meant to say trade in not train

      Waz · 23/02/2016 at 23:43

      Jayden hunt Melb rookie with poise and a little pace, he's in my side too 🙂

Bill · 23/02/2016 at 20:25

A.Hall is a burn man. Did finish last yesr like a house on fire but he spent that time in the guts when GAJ, Swallow, JOM and Prestia were all out. Doubt he'll see much mid time in a full side.

But a good side overall, I like the rookie picks, similar structure to myself

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:05

    Yeha there's a risk of Hall not playing well in a full GC side, will need to see that. Just have the same feeling I had about Parker a couple of years ago.
    Thanks for the comment mate!

magpie4ver · 23/02/2016 at 20:30

Lek,

A certain someone KEEPS telling me not to go with Doc and he sucks. I wanna go with him but they keep tearing me away? Can you tell me why he is a good selection. The certain person keeps telling me he comes in Big for 100 and then a 44. I know you a Blues fan but convince me to take him?? I kind wanna but flip flopping!

Great Post!

Thanks

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:07

    I'm pretty sure he has a low standard deviation so I don't think he'll drop many 44's. I think if anyone is going to breakout at the Blues (apart from Graham) it'll be Docherty. Future leader and captain, kicks accurately and all around just a good bloke.

      hedeski · 23/02/2016 at 22:23

      And he's only 23yo ? Looks older. He's a big break out contender

        magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 00:22

        Thats what I keep saying! hedeski! Thanks for reassurance!

Jadyn · 23/02/2016 at 20:31

Who is d.cuningham?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:08

    Carlton took him as an outside midfielder with their fourth pick I think, will play NAB 1 and 2 and was drafted to play.

      Jambo · 24/02/2016 at 09:51

      Don't mind your team. Cuningham was on my radar until I saw his TAC cup numbers. He averaged 91. Yes, he will make money but I reckon there are better options there.

Trev · 23/02/2016 at 20:34

Am in disbelief how similar this is to my team, thinking very much alike

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:08

    You're a smart cookie Trev

    fatboyfat7 · 23/02/2016 at 21:10

    Agreed, only a handful of different players and very similar structure.

Saalih · 23/02/2016 at 20:40

DEF: simpson, kk, bartel, aish, tucker, bonner (broad, hibberd)
MID: fyfe, gaz, pendles, rockliff, wines, libba, mills, petracca (gore, mathieson, macpherson)
RUC: goldy, lobbe (loersch)
FWD: gunston, barlow, greene, hall, wells, kerridge (grimley, kommer)

I have 51k and i want to do guns and rookies but for some reason i think there is an overload of underpriced players this year so i have decided to go with uber mids, and goldy and then pick kk, aish, greene, hall and wells because i beleive they should improve.

BTW what are you guys thinking about joel selwood, michael johnson, jesse stringer and daisy?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:11

    Steering clear of all the blokes you've mentioned. All too injury prone (and stringer is a little over priced).

    Team is very solid but I think you need to upgrade one of Greene and Hall

      Saalih · 23/02/2016 at 23:30

      I may downgrade hall to daisy depending on the other nab gamed and then upgrade Greene to dusty maybe but my main issue is trying to put Josh Gibson in my side. I loved what he did against Carlton but I can't see him doing it the whole season.

    Holty · 23/02/2016 at 22:57

    agree with lekdogs advice on the injury prone except for Jelwood. has played at least 20 games each season since 2008 except 1. i like the Jelwood selection but as there is so much value in the mids this year, not sure too many will pick him.

      Saalih · 23/02/2016 at 23:28

      I'm thinking of somehow finding a way to fit selwood in because he has averaged at least 115 for the last 4 or 5 years I think so Imo he is severely undervalued and somehow will be a great pod.

    Vinnymac · 25/02/2016 at 01:25

    Jelwood has always had interrupted preseasons, yet will always come good at the start of the season. It was only last year that we saw the effects of him carrying the team, something which shouldn't happen this year. If he's named round 1 against hawthorn i'm putting him in!

lostlarrikin · 23/02/2016 at 20:43

Nice work Lek, hanging it out there for sure.
Perhaps 1 too many mid pricers for mine, but the die roll could reap great rewards.
I would expect most will have Mills and a reasonable amount gamble on Brown squared.

What's the oil on Cuningham? Will we see him before rnd 1? I want to pick him!

Wyatt is the ideal R3 looper. Lock.

Ellis is inspired I reckon, that guts is lean at TIgerland and I can't see Townsend and Moore being saviours.

Love the Parker pick, will be in my team.

But…
That's one huge friggin elephant mate!
Its a bloody long line up for the bus to the Suns Engine Room with Lonergan, Hallahan and Miller waving their tickets not to mention your Garletts, MacPhersons and Ah Chees sniffing around the mudflaps.
Admire your nuts here. Could be a masterstroke though if all the ducks line up, Gaz moves fwd, Risky struggles with injury and JOM cuddles up with a cottonwool teddy.

Thanks for sharing.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:13

    Thanks mate, yeah Hall is a risk and one I'll be watching closely until the round 1 lockout is about to start.

    Cuningham will play NAB 2 and 3, was drafted to play. Of that I'm sure although Whiley playing well might hurt his chances slightly

BCHawks · 23/02/2016 at 20:48

Looking for 3 more people to join my SuperCoach Draft League JR Community Draft for tonight at 9:00pm Melbourne time. Must be committed to go for the full year. Thanks. Code is 498709

    BCHawks · 23/02/2016 at 20:53

    1 spot left.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:14

    Damn wish I had seen this earlier! WOn't be around for the draft 🙁

      BCHawks · 23/02/2016 at 21:25

      That's ok mate maybe next year!

        LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:28

        For sure

pup · 23/02/2016 at 20:48

anyone have god leagues to join finished in top 1% last two years

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:14

    Will let you know if I see any

BCHawks · 23/02/2016 at 20:52

like the look of your team Lekdog love the pod picks. Bartel is an speculative pick been in and out of my team. I think he will average around the 100 mark just not sure he will play every game.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:28

    Will play enough I think

Cam · 23/02/2016 at 20:55

Haven't seen anyone mention Jack Trengrove at 156k, is he worth a chance instead of a guy like Gresham?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:16

    Has been in and out of my team, injuries and scoring ability worry me

      Cam · 23/02/2016 at 21:18

      Cheers for the thoughts Lekdog appreciate the feedback

        LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:29

        all good mate

    Hawks · 23/02/2016 at 21:36

    I have Trengrove in at the moment, will be watching him closely.

    Stirlsy · 23/02/2016 at 23:43

    He isn't likely to play Rnd 1 but if he plays any NAB at all will be 1 to consider… I hope we don't see him till rounds 5 or 6

    SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 11:34

    If he plays Rd1 he'll be in my team either as a M8 or M9 – simple as that.

Pete · 23/02/2016 at 20:57

Might have to keep an eye out for cory Ellis
Nice team. I got the same rucks.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:16

    I love C Ellis mate

@emhoy · 23/02/2016 at 21:03

Nice team what about danger especially with the cats draw I can see him scoring really well early.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:18

    Think he's at maximum price, will certainly be a later pickup for me. Need to see how he play down there but an absolute gun no worries about that.

    Eric_the_Red · 23/02/2016 at 21:44

    I agree about Danger. He might be at maximum price but I reckon he's worth every cent. Pendles is no doubt a gun but wouldn't surprise me if his output dropped slightly to last year.

LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 21:15

Smart man Titan

I N Pieman · 23/02/2016 at 21:21

Hall was about to get kicked off the GC list. And rightly so. Pulled his finger out to get a new contract for a few games at the end of the season, when no GC mids were left. F3. Sorry Lek I disagree. Mids & rucks are very solid. Docherty in a team that won the spoon & turned over 15 players at D1 is the ballsiest SC pick ive ever seen. That's a heart call dude. I strongly advise to reconsider back & forward spots. Can't disagree with dusty & Barlow at f1 & 2. Locks. Good luck for the season

Bev · 23/02/2016 at 21:27

What overall ranking did you finish with in 2015 Lek?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:52

    Can't remember exactly, top 1% around 1000th I think maybe a bit lower

Liam · 23/02/2016 at 21:29

DEF: Houli, Bartel, Birchall, Rich, M.Brown, Bonner (Broad, Hartley)

MID: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, JPK, Rocky, Libba, Gresham, Mathieson (Macpherson, Phillips, M.Hibberd)

RUC: Goldy, Stef martin (Loersch)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, T.Greene, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Grimley, M.Adams)

2.5k left in the bank

Thoughts?
cheers

    Cam · 23/02/2016 at 21:37

    I'm not sold that Richmond will improve on last year and combining that with Yarran's inclusion I'm not sold on Houli. Aware Yarran is under the injury cloud to start the season but even so I'd be leaning away from him

    Eric_the_Red · 23/02/2016 at 21:43

    I'm a fan of Rich as well and think he'll carve up this year. Not sold on Greene just yet but will be happy to be proven wrong. I've gone for Billings in my FWD line instead. Solid team though mate. No issues I wouldn't think,

    Kegonlegs · 23/02/2016 at 21:53

    I couldn't justify Rich in the Brisbane midfield, are you hoping he plays off the half back or in the guts?

    David · 23/02/2016 at 21:55

    Not sold on Houli either, would look at someone else.
    Also not sure on Toby Greene, might be better of going to Zorko or dalhaus, have to wait and see Greene in the nab games.

      Derek · 23/02/2016 at 23:29

      StevieJ same price as Greene. I have him on my watchlist

    Stirlsy · 23/02/2016 at 23:54

    Seen a few ppl throwing Macpherson into their teams, the guy is rookie listed.

Ben · 23/02/2016 at 21:30

Could anyone give some feedback on my team so far, my theory is to get the better premuims and not the ones just below. Score better overall and will want to have them at the end. Not sold on wines, birchall yet will possibly upgrade to gaz and get a mid price def.

Def: shaw, mcveigh, houli, birchall, franics, brown(ess). Tucker, collins
Mid: fyfe, rockliff, wines, liba, crouch, mills, parish, gore. Mathieson, macoherson, cunningham
Ruc: goldy, lobbe. Some random rookie
Fow: deledio, martin, barlow, dalhaus, kerridge, komner. Petracca, milera.

    Kevin Skywalker · 23/02/2016 at 22:26

    mcveigh not likely to be ready Rd 1. Deledio, Dahlhaus probably at their peak price as are Shaw and Houli. As a result you at least one premium mid short in the midfield. Having said that I'm not sure myself about my Def and Fwds premiums just yet.
    Also having Francis, Mills and Parish as more expensive rookies ($200k approx) means they have to score more than cheaper rooks to make their break evens and generate cash.

    Derek · 23/02/2016 at 23:36

    Are you a Tigers fan.

    Houli and delidio you can get later as upgrades. I would get Rich and Simpkin and use cash to upgrade Mills to Ablett

    Stirlsy · 24/02/2016 at 00:10

    Ben, I haven't seen Libba at m4 in any team, he comes in at m5 or 6 in most teams m6 in mine.
    Think you have the balance wrong, plus 4 high priced rookies in Francis, Mills, Parish and milera is a little to much IMO….
    But goodluck with it, I'm sure you have a plan.

    judd0 · 24/02/2016 at 11:29

    Agree with Stirlsy here Benny.
    I personally think you've spent too much in DEF at this stage.
    Libba is my M6, not saying that's the right way to go about it but I think if you downgraded maybe Mcveigh or Houli then upgraded Mills to Ablett/ Pendlebury/ Priddis. I think your team would look a lot better.

    Also cut back on the expensive rookies, in saying that I have three, but I think I'll be culling one.

    Just my humble opinion if you have a strategy that your going for stick to it mate!

Phil · 23/02/2016 at 21:36

Great stuff Lekdog, I like the Hall pick, gotta stay true to yourself and back you gut! My gut call is Bird. Also, Sheridan as well but not as confident there, he's hanging by a thread in my team.
Our mid fields are very similar, I have Wines instead of Parker and Crouch instead of Gresham.

Krups · 23/02/2016 at 21:38

No DPP link ups?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:53

    Not at this stage, not going to select them on just the basis that they have DPP, can always trade in dpp if need be.

Eric_the_Red · 23/02/2016 at 21:41

I like it Lek. I also agree with you, get Gray in. My smokey pick for the Brownlow this year. I'm running with Docherty at D1 too, but keep thinking a swap to Simpson would provide more consistency. Thoughts? Rucks are solid. I keep slipping Lobbe into my team because it helps my structure elsewhere. Can't say I'm confident but surely he'll pump out 85+ and allow an upgrade to Martin or Goldy later? Tough choices.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:54

    I really like Lobbe and got close to putting him in, severely under priced. Simpson is certainly more consistent than Docherty, I'm banking on a breakout

      gooner · 24/02/2016 at 13:02

      Lobbe burn man of 2016. Hitouts to advantage almost non existent for him.

@SC_Centre · 23/02/2016 at 21:43

Love how you reflect on the good and bad choices you made last year, and let that help you in making your current team. Too many people don't learn from their mistakes by reflecting on the years past. Great work mate.

    Eric_the_Red · 23/02/2016 at 21:45

    Spot on! I wish I remembered my mistakes. Far too many to keep track of!

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:55

    Thanks SC, I also kept a screenshot of all my trades throughout the year but might include that in another article. By tracking trades from 2015 we'll probably be able to find a trend in mistakes/wasted trades.

      Derek · 23/02/2016 at 23:40

      At the end of last year I made a list of things I need to do this year.

      I came up with my 10 rules of SuperCoach. I'm sure I had put them on a thread previously. I have to keep reminding myself of them.

Skindog · 23/02/2016 at 21:44

Love that side Lekstache, you never seem to amaze, hate the D1 call though, and F3, I'm going heavy in ruk too, well done young fella and look forward to playing against you and the friendly banter that will ensue, keep up the good work mate,,,,,

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:56

    Haha, each to their own on the D1 and F3 position. If it goes balls up I can go Hall to Greene and Docherty to SImpson.
    Thanks for the kind words though mate

      kevwal · 24/02/2016 at 12:00

      D1 Laird, F3 Greene. Maybe.

Kegonlegs · 23/02/2016 at 21:48

T McDonald, S Docherty, J Bartel, B Smith, T Sheridan, M Hibberd

N Broad, A McDonald-Tipungwut

G Ablett, R Sloane, T Mitchell, S Sidebottom, T Rockliff, O Wines, T Libratore, R Mathieson

J Polkinghorne, D Cunningham, D Macpherson

M Blicavs, M Lobbe

S Grimley

D Martin, M Barlow, T Greene, S Kerridge, N Kommer, C Petracca

M Brown, M Adams

1.4k left

B Smith is the only one I'm thinking twice about, could use another FWD but around that price I can't pick a reasonable option.

    Canny the Manny · 23/02/2016 at 22:14

    Steele Sidebottom is probably the player I want to select over any other, but he's not going to get enough midfield time to warrant his selection.
    I think you need to reconsider your midfield premiums, Sloane is probably alright, but having Mitchell, Sidebum and Wines is a little dangerous. Last year I went with Lewis and Boak to start with at similar prices and they turned out to be duds.
    Blicavs is a lock. Also like the T. Greene T. McDonald sections.
    Overall, pretty good side.

      Kegonlegs · 24/02/2016 at 06:54

      They don't have anymore midfielders ahead of Steele than in 2014? Beams out and Trelor in, he averaged 108 odd then and had some absolute monster games! I think Collingwood is due for a better season and he is 25 years old with no chance of being tagged. Swan is another year older and will spend the time forward giving Sidebottom more mid time but even if not he has kicked bags of 4 and 5 before. The rest of my mids I'll think about though seeing as I could easily downgrade b smith to rookie and upgrade three of them to super premium status.

        judd0 · 24/02/2016 at 11:28

        I agree with you Kegs Steele has been smashing all the fitness testing down at Collingwood and with Pendlebury to take the tag most weeks I think he is solid pick, I have him.
        With trelor and adams and a few other small tough blokes in that side I think Steele will be able to play the outside midfield roll which always scores well if not tagged.

Swans2012 · 23/02/2016 at 22:00

I like a hall, stood up in the guts and carried that gc team (near enough) for those last 7 weeks. That is enough to suggest to me that he'll get plenty of mid time with a lot of the gc big guns not quite right yet. Add to this he was talked about as wanting to move on at years end but ended up signing another contract which I would imagine would have been on the back of promise of continued mid time. But this is just my read on the situation, at 420k he is in my team as well Lek. (Although there are a few others putting up there hands for his spot ie s gray)
Like the team Lek, I'm not sold on the big ruck spend but hey I see the path your treading. Good luck,oh and I think mills could be a lock by round 1.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 22:58

    Thanks mate, I like your thinking on the Hall situation. I'm just going big and consistent rucks to nullify (hopefully) any midseason trades

Tom · 23/02/2016 at 22:05

DEF: KK, Bartel, Docherty, Smith, Dea, Brown (Bonner, Collins)
MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Cripps, Libba, Mills, Cuningham (Gresham, Gore, Mathieson)
RUC: Martin, Naitanui (Wyatt)
FOR: Martin, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca, (Grimley, Brown)

Thoughts appreciated!

    Kev · 24/02/2016 at 07:34

    Looks pretty safe to me. Both in personnel and structure. Nothing wrong with this, just I can't see any real pod's

      Bobby Singh · 24/02/2016 at 23:52

      Sometimes having no POD's and sticking to consistency is the best thing to do. That's what I'm doing.

Ponts · 23/02/2016 at 22:10

Any reason you don't like Kk? And what are your thoughts on Wingard??

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:00

    Just haven't seen enough out of KK to warrant his price, especially when there are (in my opinion) underpriced blokes also available in the defense. Wingard is an interesting one but I actually think Rioli presents more value in terms of small forwards.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 08:57

      Wingard gun. Just entering his prime. Lock.

Dean · 23/02/2016 at 22:32

Nice job Lek like always. I totally agree with your RUCK, I'm going in hard in also just as you have as so many points can be lost in there by going the other route.
After the shocking NAB this week, I am questioning KK & Yeo – I had them in my side and I did NOT like Bartel at ALL as I think he will be rested quite a bit due especially during the cats easy games now that there's no sub + less rotations is my only concern about Bartel and Geelong's draw has quite a few easy games.
However after watching KK & Yeo i changed my whole defence structure.

I must admit I do like what I seen of Mills however spending $211k on someone who is in a team full of premium midfielders in a massive concern and it scares the $hit out of me.
To be honest all these $200k players such as: Simpkin, Crowley, Anderson, Mills, Parish, Francis, Hopper, Dea, Curren scare the crap out of me and I will only start with a maximum of ONE and at this stage its obviously Mills that I like however as I mentioned above playing for Sydney is surely going to impact his chances of making the swans top 22
The only other player I really liked that is priced around the $200k was Curren's game, he played bloody well and is allot safer of making top 22 if he continues playing as he did with 18 disposals, including 3 Marks & 3 Tackles and a GOAL.

This is my team at the moment, keep in mind M Brown (WCE) most likely won't be there. I am also strongly considering going Bartel to Rich, however at this stage I prefer to have the higher priced player in as it makes it easer to change later.

DEF:- Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Bartel, M Brown, M Brown (Bonner, Rice)
MID:- Fyfe, Pendles, GAJ, Rocky, Libba, O’Meara, Gresham, Kerridge (Mathieson, Gore, MacPherson)
RUCK:- Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)
FWD:- Dahlhaus, Wingard, Barlow, Curnow, Kommer, Petracca (Grimley, Allen)

Thoughts community will be appreciated.

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:02

    Like how you're thinking mate, really know your stuff. I think Mills will find a spot in that Sydney side.
    Team looks good except I don't think Curnow will do enough for us

      SCaddict · 23/02/2016 at 23:33

      Mills is pure class. Swans have done exceptionally well with their recent draft picks with Titch (father-son) and now academy prodigies, Heeney and Mills, all popping out in quick succession much to Eddie's chagrin ha ha.

      With the departure of Jets, Goodesy, Shaw, Pyke and Bird he shouldn't have much trouble slotting into their 22 assuming he continues to perform well as expected. Very happy with him settled in my M7/M8 as you do.

      Waz · 23/02/2016 at 23:50

      Agreed Curnow too green.. Don't mind menadue or j hunt

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 23/02/2016 at 22:37

I see Libba has had a setback, but they are that he should be ok for the following week ??

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:03

    I have some slight concerns over Libba, really want him to get up for a big season

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 23/02/2016 at 23:17

      yeah the NAB will give us an indication but if he doesn't play next week, ah Houston we have a problem !

    BKW · 25/02/2016 at 08:19

    Libber will be back for NAB 2 – they are taking it slow with him

Holty · 23/02/2016 at 23:00

Fantastic work lekdog. appreciate all the hard work and advice you give the community. also like your team and the selection of a few interesting PODs. Good luck mate

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:27

    Cheers mate!

tim · 23/02/2016 at 23:01

i have tom read as my R3
Lekdog saw you had wyatt i would like to know the reasoning behind that?
what is everyone else doing with their R3?

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:27

    Carlton and Collingwood have a lot of Sunday/some monday games which are good for loopholes but Carlton don't have a cheap DPP loophole option

      Redgumwon · 24/02/2016 at 18:56

      Why not spend the extra $10k and get Cox from Collingwood? He could even play at some stage and make you some coin

        Dean · 24/02/2016 at 21:54

        Because there is a decent chance Grimley from (ESS) could end up playing for the bombers so by having someone like Grimley in your forward line bench along with Wyatt who is the cheapest DPP and wont play means you can use him as your loophole player as the pies have quite a few late games which can be more important then having a player that might get 1or 2 games later in the season. Secondly and more importantly because Wyatt & Grimley both are DPP with FWD/RUCK means you can swing these two players from Ruck to Forward and visa versa. Welcome.

Cyril is delicious · 23/02/2016 at 23:01

JPK or Parker?? Been tossing and turning about this since day 1. Parker is looking the goods, is undervalued, and will push for a top 10 mid spot. Thoughts community? Cheers

    LEKD0G · 23/02/2016 at 23:28

    An internal struggle I've battled with, JPK had a massive 2015 but I think the Parker rollercoaster will be the higher scoring ride

    Holty · 23/02/2016 at 23:38

    parker is underpriced but i doubt he will push the top10. JPK though with his finish to last year will push the top10. JPK is less risk but that bit of money you save on Parker could allow you to strengthen another position.

      manyproblems · 24/02/2016 at 00:01

      JPK will be playing a bit forward this year which is not a good sign. Parker has somehow put more muscle on and I think will be Sydney's number 1 midfielder. He is a BnF winner in a Swans team which finished first on the ladder and made the GF.

        Dean · 24/02/2016 at 22:12

        Parker will outscore JPK between 10 to 15 points week in and week out. Parker by the Flemington straight.

        Speaking of racing those who are interested in a punt, get on GHISONI who is racing on Saturday at Randwick in race 5 she could be anything and against her own age and sex she should brain this field.
        Or take TWO multi's from Randwick race 5 number 7 GHISONI into Caulfield race 7 numbers 1 Extreme Choice & #3 Flying Archie. This will give you odds of $7.80 & $11.90 – I am all over GHISONI like a small pox rash & these multi's look to juicy to ignore. HOWEVER that being said GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY.

    SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 00:00

    I'll likely go in with both although I realise that probably isn't much help.

    JPK is a rock solid choice that's unlikely to go too far wrong although no doubting Parker's value. Parker's impressive NAB1 performance has probably elevated him in the eyes of many but we really shouldn't be influenced too much by that.

    Parker's almost reckless attack on the footy (like a Ziebell) can sometimes end badly which is a concern. But it's hard to deny that he is one of the rising superstars of the competition.

    BKW · 25/02/2016 at 08:20

    I'm picking Robbie G instead, but prefer Parker at his low price point

Pavos · 23/02/2016 at 23:26

Is 6 premo mids plus libratore too many? Also Lek what are you're thoughts on the quadzilla?

    SCaddict · 23/02/2016 at 23:48

    No that's doable although you need to be fairly certain on who the top Mids will be by potentially leaving only one spot for upgrades.

    For a more balanced side you are probably better off having Libba at M5 or M6 but a lot of that will be determined by how the final rookie picture plays out.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 09:08

      I have libba at m6 and crouch at m7. But thinking of dropping crouch down to mills which allows me $100k to update a mid priced Def to a premo? Not sure which way to go on this one? Thoughts?

        SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 11:45

        I keep tinkering with this too. Right now I have Crouch at M7 and Mills at M8 but I could drop Crouch depending on his form or fitness. Can see me chopping and changing on this one over the next month so I'm as unsure as you.

        However if it allows you to upgrade to a defensive premo that's a pretty compelling argument. Mind you if Crouch tears up the remaining NAB games you may have to switch back!

        So it's very much a wait and see for me sorry.

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 12:28

          Thanks SC good to see someone is having the same dilemma. Current team without Mills. Went Dahl down to Stringer who I feel wont score much less than Dahl. Allowed me to go Smith up to Laird.

          Def: Salem, Yeo, Laird, Mcdonald, Collins, Brown, Bonner/Broad, Tippa

          Mids: Gaz, Danger, Fyfe, Rocky, Gray, Libba, Crouch, Gresham, Cuningham, Phillips, Mattheson

          Rucks: Goldy, Martin, Wyatt

          Fwds: Barlow, Wingard, Stringer, Wells, Petreca, Kerridge, Cockatoo, Grimely

          Rooks always subject to change, thinking of going wells – Simpkin and Cockatoo – Ellis (thanks for that one LEK).

          See how she pans out in the next couple of matches though Cockatoo has been training with Danger apparently so maybe due for a big one.

          Crouch – Mills will allow me to upgrade Salem to a premo. But think Salem could be in for a big year.

          Thoughts? Ta

Waz · 23/02/2016 at 23:47

Thoughts on b crouch and Polec?

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 08:55

    i see crouch averaging 90+. cant see polec doing that. Both injury concerns but for there price, probably worth the risk

manyproblems · 23/02/2016 at 23:56

Hi Lek, watched most of your Videos last season and consider your work a lot more than others around here (though everyone here is good). So yeah keep up the good work.

Just wanted to ask, do you think one of Fyfe/Danger are must haves? GAJ/Rocky/Pendles/Libba are untouchable so I won't remove them to make room for others. It is quite possible that we are going to have a lot of rookies start in round 1 (Mills, Hopper, Keays, Matheson, Greesham, Gore, Cunningham, one of Petracca/Kerridge if we want a fwd/mid in the mids. If we do have this plethora of mids starting, would it be worth dropping Fyfe/Danger to a rookie? There is so much that can be done with 550k, Its allows me upgrade Milhera to Wells, Jacobs to Goldstein and extra Fwd premo. (I think T.Lynch from GC is going to go off his melons, he will getting silver service and he wont be sharing it around). Or will not starting one of them be too detrimental if they got 120+? Cheers

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:11

    I think you need to have Fyfe, Danger I'm not so sure on but not having Fyfe will likely hurt your side. If Fyfe can do what he did in the first half of his NAB game in th next two NAB games I think he'll lock himself into your side anyway

Steeeve · 23/02/2016 at 23:57

A few decisions I'm tossing up…

1: a) Goldstein and Wells; b) NicNat and Sinclair/Buddy
2. a) Birchall b) Yeo
3. Dahlhaus/Wingard/Dusty (can start with two out of three)

Thoughts?

    Foxy · 24/02/2016 at 00:16

    A, a and dusty/dahl (although i prefer barlow and zorko over dahl)

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:12

    I like Goldy but not Wells.
    Birchall over Yeo for mine.
    Wingard and Dusty, think Dahl will bleed cash early

    Vinnymac · 24/02/2016 at 15:55

    1. b) yeah don't like wells, how many games will he play?

    2. yeo at this stage, only because he's still got the chance to play more mid.

    3. Wingard and dusty, although I'm going Barlow and dusty. I think wingard will be floating around the same avg as last year so I'll be finding value elsewhere.

mick944 · 24/02/2016 at 00:17

nice call on Shaw and Bob Murphy last season….currently have similar back premiums as you so hope ur right again:P

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:13

    Thanks maaate

Blueprime · 24/02/2016 at 00:27

I agree with SCaddict. Kennedy is more reliable and better value than Dangerfield.
Team is as follows, with at least one surprise. If Vardy doesn't get up will probably run with Conca.

Bartell Yeo Smith Aish Brown Hartley Tucker Broad

Ablett Kennedy Sloane Rockliff Parker Cripps Liberatore B Crouch Gore Petracca Mathieson

Martin Naitanui Wyatt

Barlow Sinclair Bird Vardy Simpkin Kerridge Kommer Grimley & 76500

Cheers.

    SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 00:46

    Really like the Sloane and Cripps selections as genuine PODs. I doubt they'll disappoint you assuming Sloane doesn't suffer another freak cheekbone fracture. Man that totally killed me last season not once but twice! But he's obviously well over that now and I'm sure he'll kick ass this season.

    However that forward line is looking mighty brittle and whilst I'm hoping Sinclair pans out well for my Swans that's a ballsy F2 selection. Perhaps forgo one of your elite mids (I realise that's a tough ask as they are all guns!) to bolster that forward line with another couple of proven premos.

      Blueprime · 24/02/2016 at 01:44

      Thanks for that. Taken onboard. Cheers.

      Blueprime · 24/02/2016 at 01:51

      Sloane broke my heart twice last year as well.

      Derek · 24/02/2016 at 08:48

      too much in midfield. I would limit mid to 5 premiums

Blueprime · 24/02/2016 at 02:31

Franklin & Greene for Vardy & Sloane.
Thanks. It is pretty easy to get fixated on some players to the detriment of structure. Cheers.

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 10:07

    i just cant pick Greene. i have no doubt he will get the ball but his usage is horrible which doesnt translate to great scoring in supercoach. if i see some improvement in the nab with his disposal, it might make me have a look at him but not at present.

      SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 11:58

      I have Greene in for now but Billings, Smith, Buddy and even Stevie J will be competing hard for that final forward premo spot in my team so will be interested to see how that plays out.

    SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 11:29

    Yeah that's a better structural balance I reckon.

Stiffy · 24/02/2016 at 07:14

Thoughts on my team?

Shaw, Laird, Smith, Aish, Tucker, Broad, Collins, Brown
Ablett, Fyfe, Pendles, Rocky, Parker, Libba, Hopper, Gresham, Cuningham, Mathieson, Keays
Goldstein, Nic Nat, Wyatt
Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Kerridge, Hunt, Petracca, Grimley, Adams.

I can quite easily change Shaw, Laird and Aish to KK, Yeo and Bartel but at this stage,I'm not sold on them

    Shake n bake · 24/02/2016 at 09:51

    Shaw & Laird in my side Shaw will be no 1 def again I think & Laird will have a better year to.

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 09:55

    like it stiffy. if sticking with Zorko as well. id stick with the structure you have mate.

    Tickles · 26/02/2016 at 16:37

    you're quite, umm, flaccid up the back…

Chill · 24/02/2016 at 08:29

Lek, I'd love your opinion on the impact Laird and Brodie Smith might have on each others scoring ability. Laird had a cracker year last year, Brodie.. not so much. Both did well at the end of the year too.. what are their roles?

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:15

    That remains to be seen but it looks like SMith is going back to that rebounding defender who can run through the midfield. I think he's just too cheap to ignore. Also Dangers points need to go somewhere so I'm banking on some of them going to Smith

Boz33 · 24/02/2016 at 09:16

hey community just wondering where I can spend this extra 175.5k
defence: Rance, KK, Yeo, Brodie Smith, Dea and Brown (Essendon) (Bonner, Broad)
Midfield: Danger, Pendles, Rocky, Wines, Liba, Crouch, Mills, Parish (Matthew Kennedy, Mathieson, Gore)
Rucks: Goldy, Lobbe (Cox)
Fwds: Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (Milera, Kommer)
open for all feedbacks community!!

    Derek · 24/02/2016 at 09:49

    wines to ablett

      Boz33 · 24/02/2016 at 14:00

      maybe I know news none of you guys know

    Dean · 26/02/2016 at 21:30

    If there was any doubts about GAJ it would have made headline news.

    Otherwise Pi$$ Lobbe off and bring in Nic Nat, that's a no brainer if you're 100% certain against having GAJ.

    All the news I heard about GAZZA is that he is Flying higher then Qantas.

    Dean · 26/02/2016 at 21:37

    Having Crouch, Mills & Parish in your midfield is a recipe for disaster, not to mention KK, Yeo, Smith & Dea in defence absolute nightmare.

    Actually the more I analyse this entire side, I think you should click on "CLEAR MY TEAM" and start again as your team is ordinary at best mate.

    Good luck all the same.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 24/02/2016 at 09:35

Lobbe to Nic Nat, also your Mids look a bit risky with Crouch,Mills and Parish together IMO,cheers

Pinidu · 24/02/2016 at 09:45

Community, which combination looks stronger to you?

Todd Goldstein, Fyfe and 123K rookie (Polkinhorne, Gore etc)

OR

Stefan Martin, Dangerfield and Brad Crouch

Thanks for your help

    Ethan017 · 24/02/2016 at 10:13

    Danger, Martin and crouch

    Phil · 24/02/2016 at 10:43

    1st one for sure, 2 of the best captain options

    judd0 · 24/02/2016 at 11:36

    Option 1 for me.
    Great scoring capability and probably a good cash generating rookie if you pick the right one.

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:16

    Option 1 mate

      Pinidu · 24/02/2016 at 12:20

      Thanks Lekdog, if I could just catch your thoughts as to why you prefer option 1 that would fantabulous.

        LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:24

        Goldy and Fyfe offer permanent captaincy options whereas Danger has some question marks over his head (still a gun but I think Selwood will miss chunks of 2015) and Crouch has only played like 12 games in two years or something like that and won't be a top 10 midfielder. There are also plenty of cash generation rookies

          Pinidu · 24/02/2016 at 12:26

          Thanks mate. Really appreciate the strong advice.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 16:16

    All of them. Go with your gut.

    Dean · 24/02/2016 at 22:51

    LOCK IN FIRST AND DON'T EVEN CONSIDER ANY OTHER OPTION MATE.

Holty · 24/02/2016 at 09:49

ABLETT?

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:24

    Yes, the mighty will rise once more

Bg G · 24/02/2016 at 09:51

I still cry tears after last year's Chris Judd selection….

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 10:35

    lol. i didnt pick him but i did start with Ablett, Rocky, Sloane, Wines, Sidebum and Bartel if it makes you feel any better.

Ethan017 · 24/02/2016 at 10:13

Nic nat or Mumford??

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:16

    Mummy, risk it for the biscuit

    Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 13:09

    Personally I would go Nic Nat, had a full preseason for the first time in a while and without Sinclair could be big. Mummy too injury prone for my liking.

Josh · 24/02/2016 at 10:20

What's everyone's thoughts on jaeger Omeara
Haven't heard much about him?

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 10:36

    injured and underdone. will probably miss first few weeks

Jess · 24/02/2016 at 10:34

Hi! Anyone want to make a draft league???

I've been top 1% the last few years, and won't drop out half way through the year. Let us know ☺

    Sarah · 24/02/2016 at 11:17

    I'd love to join a draft league! Just let me know what the code is and when the draft is on and I'm in!

      Jess · 24/02/2016 at 12:24

      Draft league!!

      660019 (The Coffee Cup)

      Anyone welcome to join!! Draft is at 7pm tonight (24th Feb)

Kev · 24/02/2016 at 10:47

G'day Lek, nice team you've put together. Appreciate all the work you put into this community and seeing you around the comments. Looking at your 2015 squad, what struck me was D4/5/6 were all rookies (I'm counting Brown at 148k), and you still ended up full premium by the end of the year. I'm currently running a similar set up with Hartley/Tucker/Broad.

I share similar reservations about Hall. No questioning his skill, but big question mark over if he'll get enough mid time. Love the C. Ellis pick. Potential bias as a Tigers support, but we've quietly gone about building a lot of depth

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:19

    Hey Kev, yeah last year I thought we had plenty of cash generation down back with genuine midfield options in Saad and Kmac to a degree (more of a rebounder) which is why I ran light down back. This year I'm not as confident in our rookie options down back so I've chucked in an extra premo and done the reverse up forward. Forward rookies should make life easy this year.

The Ranger · 24/02/2016 at 11:07

I like this team Lek. Particularly the Ellis pick. There should always be room for one gut pick in your team I think.

I currently have…

Simpson, Bartel, Yeo, Aish + 4 rooks
Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Pendles, Rockliff, Libba, Mills + 4 more rooks
Goldstein, Lobbe
Chopsticks, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Wells + 4 rooks

Any feedback much appreciated.

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:21

    Like Aish, been in and out of my side. I do think Dahl will bleed cash early at his price and I'm not sold on Wells. Maybe a slight downgrade to dahl and Wells to Duggan would look a little stronger

      The Ranger · 24/02/2016 at 14:21

      Aish is my gut pick at the moment but my gut could change its mind afer some more NAB games!
      Not spent much time looking at Duggan but he's on my radar now, thanks Lek

Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 11:25

Goldstein and Gresham
OR
Lobbe and Crouch

    Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 11:27

    Already have Naitanui

      judd0 · 24/02/2016 at 11:32

      Going with Goldy is the safest option, that way you have definitely brought in a season long keeper barring injury.
      Bringing in Lobbe and Crouch whilst it might make you some money it will give you headaches and both will probably need to be traded before seasons end.
      Depends on the rest of your team, if you've taken risks elsewhere go with the safe option.

        Derek · 24/02/2016 at 12:20

        im back in the "Goldy to expensive" group.

          Dean · 24/02/2016 at 22:59

          Derek don't leave the train mate. Goldy a MUST as he has quite a few early games and as you know he will be used as the loophole captain during these early games. I would hate for you to play catch up, granted price hurts but after weighing everything he is LOCKED in my team and won't look back unless something happens between now and R1.

          Good luck m8

          Rick Grimes · 25/02/2016 at 06:37

          I've passed on Goldy. Not having him in now a POD. If, and it's a big IF, he doesn't hit the same heights as last season, you get a big advantage. Maybe a negative tactic, but I'll be looking elsewhere and hoping he stinks it up a bit (which for him is 100 instead of 150).

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:21

    Goldy

    Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 13:07

    Thanks guys,thinking I'm gonna lock and load the rucks with Goldy and NicNat and not worry about it all season

    Dean · 24/02/2016 at 22:54

    Option 1

Sammy · 24/02/2016 at 11:49

How do we work out what a player's break even will be? What is the formula to do it for each players price?

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 12:21

    Good question, I just have SC Gold so that tells me haha

murray · 24/02/2016 at 12:04

Hi Community, thoughts on my team at present please
def LAIRD BARTEL SMITH FRANCIS M.BROWN(WCE) COLLINS (HARTLEY M BROWN(ESS))
mid DANGER PENDLES ABLETT ROCKLIFF PARKER LIBBA MILLS PETRACCA (MATHIESON HIBBER MCPHERSON)
ruck MARTIN NICNAT (WYATT)
fwd MARTIN ZORKO BARLOW GREENE SIMPKIN KERRIDGE (COX MCDONALD-TIPUNGWURI)

thought would be greatly appreciated

    Gord29 · 24/02/2016 at 12:29

    Looks nice personally a bit light in the back line for me but can see why you have done it

      murray · 24/02/2016 at 12:35

      thanks Gord29, my theory is that the best scoring lines are mids rucks and fwds, hence only three quality def plus some rookies

        Gord29 · 24/02/2016 at 12:45

        yea understand that fully and have thought about using that structure myself only thing i would do is drop danger down and move either collins or hartley up to Aish

          murray · 24/02/2016 at 13:48

          I like danger in the mid, i think i will put Tippett in for Greene in the fwd line to give me greater flexibility if a premo ruck goes down with an injury

        Dean · 24/02/2016 at 23:42

        Smith a quality defender? The guy is cooked and is one good knock away from being out for the season.
        Not to mention Bartel will more then likely be rested quite a bit I believe due to no SUB & less rotations.
        Most importantly Geelong have quite a easy draw and Chris Scott will definitely rest him during these easy games, Geelong play GWS, LIONS, ESSENDON Twice this season.
        This is Geelongs easy draw: R2 – GWS, R3 – LIONS, R4 – ESS, R6 – GCS, R10 – BLUES, R11 – GWS, R14 – SAINTS, R20 – ESS, R22 – LIONS, R23 – MELB
        I believe this should strongly be considered for those who are ALL over Bartel, I think he will miss at least half of these 10 easy games, granted GWS & GCS may not be as easy as im thinking which may make it interesting.

        You only have ONE quality and solid defender in Laird & maybe Bartel if he doesn't get rested and injured the guy is 32 and it was less then a year ago he had surgery due to tearing his medial ligament.
        Extremely high risk in my honest opinion and if any one of my concerns ends up right, you will be burning trades very bloody early. Be careful mate, however I wish you the best of luck.

          murray · 26/02/2016 at 12:09

          thanks Dean, will take that on board

Gord29 · 24/02/2016 at 12:11

Love your articles Lekdog always a pleasure to read. Also whats everyone thoughts on Houli am i better off going for Docherty to free up some cash current backline is Houli Birchall Yeo Smith Reid Brown (ess) with Francis and tippy on the bench also thinking of going Reid down to Asih

    Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 13:14

    Docherty over Houli IMO

      Gord29 · 24/02/2016 at 13:22

      thanks I'm starting to lean that way might be due to Lekdogs wisdom

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 14:02

    Think Houli is overpriced at this stage

      Bg G · 24/02/2016 at 15:06

      Perhaps a little but he is more proven than Docherty.

Adam · 24/02/2016 at 13:03

Def: houli docherty yeo lonergan francis brown Collins broad
Mids: fyfe pendles ablett hanners wines gresham mathieson dunkley keays macpherson menegola clarke
Ruck: goldstein martin chol
Fwd: martin dalhaus barlow grigg kerridge phillips petracca howard

Rogan · 24/02/2016 at 13:18

Lekdog, love your work. In the darkest of days last year, you came through for the community. I have one question for regarding your team that is bothering me this year. Do we need a ruck/forward swing with such a premium ruck line? My concern is: Ruck bench is a loophole player, Goldy goes down with a thumb injury, the club claims it's going to be a one week injury. We hold off on the trade, take the donut. It drags out for another week and another donut… Is it worth throwing a Tippett/Sinclair in the forward line as protection against this? I tried it with Bellchambers last year and still wake up at night about that horrible decision. But for the life of me, I simply cannot risk a 1-2 week injury to a Goldy/Martin/NicNat and sit and take the zero. Would be interested in your thoughts.

    Gord29 · 24/02/2016 at 13:23

    I currently have tippett in my fwd line for that exact reason i think with the rotations down it will help him as he will play some more time in the ruck

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 14:04

    Hey mate, thanks for the kind the words.
    At this stage I'm hoping Grimley will be my ruck cover, if the worst was to happen I think we'll have a few options to pick up later in the season similar to Gawn last year. Leuey being one of them.

@Inside50mFooty · 24/02/2016 at 13:20

NIce work LD, but as you say you can not have it all. You've got Ruck/Mids down, lots of risk elsewhere. I really like Grimley. Consider more ESS players, esp. Simpkin, I swear he will be a little Mitchell in 2016.

    LEKD0G · 24/02/2016 at 14:05

    Need to see Simpkin before I can select him, never been a prolific scorer to date.

      @Inside50mFooty · 27/02/2016 at 13:08

      Ball Magnet, he is, pledging left acorn.

The Beard · 24/02/2016 at 14:06

Love the line up mate. Keen for a bit of advise on the squad I've put together lads.

Docherty, Bartel, Rich, McDonald, Dea, M Brown (WCE), Hartley, Bonner (thinking of downgrading Dea and upgrading a forward to Simpkin)

Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Rocky, Wines, Liba, Crouch, Mills, Cuningham, Mathieson, MacPherson

Goldy, Nic Nat, Wyatt

Martin, Barlow, Greene (may switch to Franklin or S Grey), Ellis,Kerridge, Petracca, Grimley, M Brown (Ess)

Thoughts lads?

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:31

    Similar team to mine. Love the Wines selection, have a feeling he will go ballistic this year. Greene is risky but without Treloar could be a great selection if he gets more time in the guts.

      The Beard · 25/02/2016 at 10:47

      Do you think any of Franklin or S Grey would be better options?

Keano96 · 24/02/2016 at 14:08

Robbie Gray or JPK???

    Aaron · 24/02/2016 at 14:19

    Gray

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 14:33

    JPK. There is no valid argument to suggest otherwise imo. If someone could give you a reason to pick Gray over JPK, I'd be very surprised but very interested to hear.

      West · 24/02/2016 at 14:38

      Reports are saying that JPK is set to play more forward time this year.

      Gray had a few injury affected scores last year meaning that he is probably priced a bit under what he can actually produce.

      There are very valid arguments

        Holty · 24/02/2016 at 14:46

        i think you knocked it on the head West, injury. JPK has proven he is durable, gray is not.

          West · 24/02/2016 at 14:48

          22 and 21 past two seasons so Id say hes pretty durable when hes body is right. Dont think you can go wrong with either pick

            Holty · 24/02/2016 at 14:56

            true West. they are both guns who are capable of anything on their day. I assume you would pick Gray? You know who id pick obviously. lol

              West · 24/02/2016 at 15:06

              haha only based on those reports that jpk might play more forward

          Derek · 24/02/2016 at 14:53

          Im a big JPK fan. Been in my team last 3 years.

          I don't rate Gray in top 8 mids yet, he is in the next group.

          I briefly thought about him based purely on Ports first 10 games

          Sarah · 24/02/2016 at 15:18

          JPK is very durable but it's a bit harsh to say Gray isn't. In the last two seasons he's missed 1 game. The injury affected score was due to Gibbs driving his head into the MCG turf! I think they're both great selections.

      Phil · 24/02/2016 at 15:26

      Gray because;
      1.Port have a good draw
      2.He kicks more goals
      3.Sydney has a better midfield. Parker, Mitchell, Hannebry will steal more points
      4.More of a POD because people don't wanna pick him because he's not a FWD anymore.
      5.Port will finish higher this year than last year so more points for them, Sydney will finish same or lower.
      6.He is a better player

        Holty · 24/02/2016 at 16:06

        im impressed Phil with the reasons you have come up with. there is some good logic to it all. im simply to stubborn unfortunately (just ask my wife) to change my opinion. i simply look at these reasons when selecting players based on the last 5 years.
        durability
        Higher ceiling
        Averages
        JPK imo wins on all these but your point with POD is the big one. If Gray can get through the year without injury and average more than JPK, you are already ahead of many.

          Phil · 24/02/2016 at 16:46

          Fair enough Holty, very good arguments you've put forward for JPK too. To be honest, I don't think you can go wrong with either

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 16:21

        Geez guys he won't b a pod to much longer with arguments like that 🙂 shhh mums the word.

      Rick Grimes · 25/02/2016 at 06:42

      I'd go Gray. He's underpriced and a gun. JPK won't let you down but his points get shared around a bit (as someone who has consistently owned him). Parker is my Sydney cover this year.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 15:09

    Toss as coin can't go wrong with either. Both proven performers. I have gray as a pod.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:06

    I like Gray but JPK the safe option

REN · 24/02/2016 at 14:09

KK, Bartel, Birchall, Hartley, M Brown, Adams (hartley, mcdonald tip)

Fyfe, pendles, GAJ, Shiel, rocky, wines, libba, gore (mathieson, cunningham, macpherson)

goldy, martin (wyatt)

dusty, barlow, franklin, ben kennedy/cory ellis, kerridge, petracca (grimley, kommer)

What do we think?? only about 5k left

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:24

    Not a fan of KK, think you've gone a bit light in defence. Midfield and ruck are very very solid. Not a fan of Franklin this year but like Dusty and Martin. Overall good team. Keep watching rookies as the NAB unfolds.

MADMOO1980 · 24/02/2016 at 14:35

KK, Bartel, Birchal, Yeo, Aish, Brown (ESS), (Tucker, Broad)

Danger, Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Liberatore, Crouch, Mills, Mathieson ( Adamson, Macpherson, Marcon)

Martin, Lobbe ( Wyatt)

Martin, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Barlow, Cockatoo, Kerridge ( Grimley, Tipungwuti)

TOM · 24/02/2016 at 14:41

Who is the best option?

Simpkin, Anderson, Ben Kennedy, Liam Duggan, Corey Ellis or Wayne Milera?

    Phil · 24/02/2016 at 15:18

    Simpkin, unless if Duggan or Ellis get massive midfield minutes.

    Sarah · 24/02/2016 at 15:31

    Asking myself the same questions… you'll know after the NAB games!

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 24/02/2016 at 16:02

      Simpkin DPP or Mills for my M7 , wait n see

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 16:25

      Hope so. Do like cockatoo as well. Been training with danger building his tank so that can only b good for him. Had a good pre season so will c how he goes and role he plays Friday night.

    Leeds17 · 24/02/2016 at 18:59

    Simpkin or Ellis

Ryan · 24/02/2016 at 14:44

What do we think of J. Selwood?

    Grahame Lebroy · 24/02/2016 at 14:57

    I started with him last year and he burned me.
    With his interrupted pre season this year its even more reason not to start with him.
    He is one who will be on the upgrade target list for me

    Derek · 24/02/2016 at 16:10

    He will play round 1 against the Hawks. He won't be near fully fit, but that makes him a perfect pick up in a few weeks time.

    I still see him as a top 8 midfielder and therefore will be in my team at some point

      Holty · 24/02/2016 at 16:36

      agree derek. if he starts round 1, i may squeeze him into my side as at his price, even if he starts slowly, cant see him dropping much in value

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:21

    He's an absolute gun. Will average 115+ this year and for that price irresistible. In my opinion he's a lock.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:05

    Steer clear mate, have heard he's got some ongoing head issues and will miss games

Jess · 24/02/2016 at 14:57

Supercoach draft please join
660019
Draft is 7pm tonight

Jordan · 24/02/2016 at 15:34

For those who are picking Lobbe are you planning on keeping him throughout the whole season averaging 95-100 or hoping he will appreciate 100k and then move him onto an ultra premo like Goldy or Sauce?

    Derek · 24/02/2016 at 16:06

    I will look at holding him over the first 8 to 10 weeks. Port have quite soft draw and he should do ok.

    On the other side is Crows first 10 weeks are very tough, I can see Jacobes being a very nice switch.

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 24/02/2016 at 16:15

    I think you answered your own question , I have Goldy n Nic Nac, hopefully i won't have to make a trade, cheers

    Dean · 26/02/2016 at 22:51

    If Lobbe scored 95-100 per game you would be stupid to trade him out. I don't have him averaging higher then 80 hence why I am steering clear away from him.

    Dean · 26/02/2016 at 23:08

    Ok statistically speaking each trade is worth around $150k. So to start with Lobbe in the hopes to upgrade to Goldy makes no sense to me what so ever, especially if you think Lobbe will score consistent 90-100.

    Also statistically Goldy should score at least 20 points more then all other Rucks if anything like last year and with the extra time playing im certain he will finish the season as #1 ruck man with a average around 120 and I believe at least 40 points more then Lobbe.

    So common sense would suggest either start with Goldy or forget about getting him, thats the way I see it.

Big Balls · 24/02/2016 at 15:42

Big fat wod of cash going into that ruckline – will be worth the points though .

Thoughts on dave armitage as a pod??

    SCaddict · 24/02/2016 at 16:07

    Think he's a beast and would make an excellent POD. Actually drafted him last night in one of my draft leagues.

    I'm probably not quite game enough to go with him in the classic format over the likes of a more proven elite like JPK, Gray or Pendles but he's worth considering for sure.

Stiffy · 24/02/2016 at 15:58

Shaw Laird Smith Aish Martin

KK, Yeo Smith Bartel and Nic Nat

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:29

    Option 2 mate

      LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:07

      Probably 2

patrkxk · 24/02/2016 at 16:07

What's a draft league? I'd love to join one. In my 3rd year of super coach and sounds fun hit me up with a code. Jess-660019 isn't a league

    Jess · 24/02/2016 at 22:28

    It was a league (in the draft section) although its now full. Google supercoach draft and you'll find it.

      Sarah · 25/02/2016 at 11:54

      Thanks for the draft invite last night Jess, it was fun! Have to admit though I hated having the first pick given it was a snake draft format! Too many good players gone before my second pick!

Nathan · 24/02/2016 at 16:15

Hey fellow community members – ive played 1 season so don't go to tough, I finished near on last in 2015 but have put a lot more time in it this year and read nearly every comment ever posted on Jock Reynolds / lekdog, what's your thoughts: rookie subject to change

DEF: Boyd, KK, Bartel, Birchall, C Byrne, M Brown, (Tucker, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Pendelbury, Abblett, Rocky, Wines, Mills, Hopper (Gore, Matherison, Mcpherson)

Rucks: Goldy, Lobbe (loophole rookie)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petrecca ( Grimely, Tipungwuti)

    Phil · 24/02/2016 at 16:42

    Solid as a rock buddy, wouldn't change too much. It you want to make money from somewhere I'd consider downgrading 1 of Mills or Hopper. Guarantee to wont finish last with that team.

      Nsthan · 24/02/2016 at 19:19

      Thanks Phil- I missed a mid- Libba is in my team, I only put 7 in the run on

    Bg G · 24/02/2016 at 16:44

    Your team is very well structured. I think you are missing a midfielder.

    Keenbutclueless · 24/02/2016 at 16:49

    The most notable absentee is Libba. Would consider downgrading Boyd to Smith and upgrade Hopper to Libba. Might have to drop Byrne (who is rookie listed and was disappointing last week) to a 117k rookie

      Nathan · 24/02/2016 at 19:20

      Yep sorry, I do have Libba- I only mentioned 7 starting mids

    Leeds17 · 24/02/2016 at 18:57

    I like the lack of Libba

Derek · 24/02/2016 at 16:24

Goldy, Shaw and Crouch

Or

NicNat, Birchell and JPK

This is the argument either for or against spending the big bucks on Goldy/Shaw

    Liam · 24/02/2016 at 16:56

    Option 2 as long as you get Goldy and Shaw later on.

    Keenbutclueless · 24/02/2016 at 17:41

    If you have a set and forget ruck structure then option 2 probably excludes you from Goldy for the whole season. Derek, your own advice – pay the price. Don't waver! This is good good advice

      derek · 24/02/2016 at 19:27

      Just playing with the team structure. The team does look alot better with the big boys in there.

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:19

    Gold, Shaw, Crouch! Goldstein and Shaw are by far the best in their departments and go big. Upgrade Crouch later. Not 100% on NicNat and Birchall.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/02/2016 at 16:33

I am waiting to see how crouch plays on the weekend or if he plays. I will decide after that as I need to see the lad get on the park before he gets the tick. We know he has talent but not much good in the stands. Wait and see for me.

    magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 16:44

    I am as well Trigger!

Rob · 24/02/2016 at 16:36

Does anyone know how to get out of a Draft? I joined but don't think I can give it the time it deserves so don't wanna let the others guys down. Ta.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:07

    Nightmare of a system, not sure having issues myself

magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 16:42

Hey Community!

What would be a good expected score or average from Lobbe this year and how many people are taking Lobbe as a #2 ruck?

    Liam · 24/02/2016 at 17:02

    I think he will average around 85, not for me. Ive gone Goldy and nic nat

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:18

    He'll average 80-95. I'm not a fan, i'd rather set and forget than be fluffin round with rucks.

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:28

    I expect around an 85 average. Will be popular, but I'm not stuffing around in the rucks this year after we saw what Bellchambers did to a lot of teams last year and going the set and forget Goldy and Nic Nat

      Shake n bake · 25/02/2016 at 09:52

      for what its worth ive Goldy Gawn!

Steeeve · 24/02/2016 at 16:47

I've dropped Crouch (and Yep) and am opting for a complete guns/rookies line up. Only mid pricers I have are Lobbe and B Smith but hoping Smith will be my D5/6 keeper at worst. Figure once Lobbe maxes out I can pick up whichever super premo ruck is bottoming out.

Def: KK, Barrel, Birchall, B. Smith, M. Brown, M. Hartley (R. Bonner , K. Collins)
Mid: Pendles, Gaz, Rocky, Parker, Wines, Libba, Gresham , Gore (D. Cunningham, T. Phillips, D. McPherson)
Ruc: Goldy, Lobbe (Wyatt)
Fwd: Dusty, Dahl, Wingard, Barlow, Kerridge, Pertacca (Grimley, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

What do you think?

    magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 16:49

    How much do you think Lobbe can max out to??? What do you think his average will be?

      Steeeve · 24/02/2016 at 17:22

      Hoping he can average mid-high 90s, getting him into the 500k range (whilst building points). One of NicNat/Martin/Sauce/Blicavs should be down in that range by then. Even Goldy was pretty cheap ot one point last year (before he went ballistic).

        Derek · 24/02/2016 at 17:32

        Goldy won't drop much. Look at norms first 9 games

          Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 10:38

          Yep, that's why I dropped B Crouch for a rookie and upgraded my r1 to Goldy. Absolute must have I've decided. Upgrading to him would be so difficult. Upgrading to whichever premo has dropped by round 10 (aside from goldy) will be much easier.

        magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 17:33

        Wow mid to high 90's for Lobbe you think?

          Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 10:40

          Might be wishful thinking but a) he's averaged over 100 before and b) he has no competition. Ryder is out, they cut Redden, and Charlie Dixon's being dead is likely a chronic recurring type injury. They got Dixon to replace Schulz anyway, they already have Ryder, they want Dixon forward and will leave him there as much as possible.

magpie4ver · 24/02/2016 at 17:25

Yep….doesn't sound good???

neil · 24/02/2016 at 18:05

nice team Lek .Mine is similar but I cant agree with your def.4mid 400 players is frought with trouble.Iwent with 3 proven premiums and a rook. sure as Carlton being wooden spooners one will drop off the perch if not more. I fail to understand scs saying only Shaw is premium what about rance mavdonald simpson boyd mcviegh .All are 500 plus and will score consistenly and high. I only worry about the forth only my opinion .The rest is great

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:04

    Won't spend $500K on a defender and I don't think we have the cash generation in the backline like we did last year

Sammyboy · 24/02/2016 at 18:08

Hate to say it lekdog, but our midfields are identical on the field.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:03

    Good sign then

Francis · 24/02/2016 at 18:23

Sloane or Gray?

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:16

    Tough choice. I like Gray but i'd say Sloane marginally. Plus he's a little bit cheaper. Just have a feeling this is his year, however it is uncertain how danger leaving will affect him. Keep an eye.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:03

    Gray

Dools · 24/02/2016 at 18:50

Lek, we need to sit down and have a chat mate…over beers, I think your team needs a little nudge .

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:03

    I'm always up for a beer or 12

King of harts · 24/02/2016 at 19:01

Info supercoach/coach kings players

Brad crouch update
Attended open training session today and the poor lad was restricted to walking laps
Asked the lad how he was shaping up for round one and he said he was a certainty, will miss this week but be right for nab 3 and line up round 1

    Skindog · 24/02/2016 at 19:41

    Why walking laps then mate,

      King of harts · 24/02/2016 at 20:13

      That was my next question but he left to sign stuff for ppl
      I'm not saying he's a lock just reporting the info, but if he lines up nab 3 and is named round 1 he's a lock in my opinion
      Also, seedsman training with the mid group so possibly see him on a wing and not competing for that running back role, curtly Hampton looks extremely fit and could be a good pod, ditto with tex
      Stay clear from Menzel, looks lazy and unfit
      Laird lock, milera also with mids and looks smooth
      And gore looks the goods

        Chicken Dinner · 25/02/2016 at 09:02

        Jaensch? reasonable price. What was he looking.

          LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:02

          Jaensch won't be back til mid year

milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 19:03

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)

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:26

    Like the team mate. Deledio while will be garuanteed top 6 forward I would wait on as an upgrade target and select the likes of a Zorko or Wingard? Can't go wrong with Lids though if you have the coin. As for Ben Kennedy I would wait and see how he goes in the NAB, and I do believe there's a spot for Corey Ellis in the Tigers line up however don't quote me.

      milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 08:38

      Cheers mate. Think lids is worth the coin as you need him in at some point. Zorko and Wingard also options. What's your opinion on Heath Shaw? Starting to have doubts whether he's worth it, is there a viable downgrade?

Liam · 24/02/2016 at 19:45

callum mills yes or no

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 20:09

    Keep a watch on him during the NAB. For me he's looking like a great pick.

    Holty · 25/02/2016 at 07:49

    Yes. Only seen the 1 game but he looks the goods. Ill pay that money for a rookie if i think he will play all season

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:02

    Yes

Hawks · 24/02/2016 at 19:49

Lek, I'm interested in the selection of Docherty. Doesn't Simpson play the run out of defence role too much for Docherty to be worth the $?

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:09

    Think Docherty will have a breakout year and be run on a wing/through the mids a bit. TO be honest I'm looking to dg him to a Rampe type

derek · 24/02/2016 at 20:08

StevieJ anyone?

    tophawk · 24/02/2016 at 20:30

    Hi Derek. Stevie J is good value on paper. The risk here is how motivated he will be to pump out big scores at his new club. Being at the twilight of his career he may not have a lot left to prove. (Example, Nick Malceski) He could prove me wrong of course, but I am not looking at him at this stage.

      Derek · 24/02/2016 at 22:44

      I had F4 reserved for a "fallen premium" and he fits the bill. If a bit cheaper he would be an interesting pick.

      Last year I started with Cloke at F4. Lot of good he was.

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 24/02/2016 at 23:32

    Big yes for me

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:10

    Interesting prospect, am going to look into him now

Cyril is delicious · 24/02/2016 at 20:20

G,day community, getting a draft league up, draft will be tonight at 9:30, so please get join if your interested! Code is 795620
Hope to see a some of you's there, cheers!

    milesdeutscher · 24/02/2016 at 20:36

    Joined mate, bring it on

Willy.0 · 24/02/2016 at 20:35

My team at the moment isn't locked in at all for round 1 but i am pleased with it.

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Birchall, Smith, Dea, Brown-ESS (Bonner, Tipungwuti)
MID: Fyfe, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Menadue, Freeman (Cuningham, Mathieson, Parsons)
RUCK: Jacobs, Mumford (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Milera, Kerridge, Petracca (Grimley, Gallucci)

I'm still trying to work out a way in which P.Cripps can enter the side considering he bulked up real well during the off season but i just don't see it happening, if you do let me known. Please give me your feedback. Thnx

    tophawk · 24/02/2016 at 20:59

    A good tough side mate. The only way I see you getting Crippsy into your side is as follows. Pi-ss off injury prone Mumford and get a cheaper "M.Lobbe" like r2 player. Downgrade Pendles to someone like a Parker or Wines. Then replace Menadue (Expensive risky rookie) for Cripps. IMO your midfield will be more balanced even without Pendles. Just my take of course. Good luck!

      Willy.0 · 25/02/2016 at 09:22

      Thanks heaps i'll look into it !!

Stiffy · 24/02/2016 at 20:40

Thoughts on Jesse Lonergan?

    'Don't Blush Baby' · 24/02/2016 at 20:54

    Great game last week, Eade says he's in there top 8 mids , awkwardly price though. I've had him in and out. I want to see him with all the guns playing. Maybe a downgrade option if some if your higher price D's don't work out.

    Holty · 24/02/2016 at 21:17

    rate him highly Stiffy. id have him over plenty of these other mid pricers in the backline

    Kegzlegs · 24/02/2016 at 22:24

    Not listening to Shorty's Supercoach are we?

      Stiffy · 25/02/2016 at 07:06

      What's Shorty's Supercoach lol? I'm a loyal Jock Reynolds supporter.

    Northernsoul74 · 25/02/2016 at 09:01

    Significant now Swallow has a setback.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:12

    Very interesting but ultimately won't do enough for our midfields

    Danners · 25/02/2016 at 20:10

    Watch the rest of NAB challenge, looks alright if he keeps up this form

tophawk · 24/02/2016 at 20:45

Hi community. Here is my latest side. Any comments are welcome. Cheers.

Def: Docherty/ Bartel/ Rampe/ B.Smith/Brown (ESS)/Brown(WCE) (Tucker/ K.Collins)

Mid: Fyfe/ Ablett/ Rockliff/ Parker/ Wines/ Liberatore/ Crouch/ Gresham (Mathieson/ Menegola/ Mac Pherson)

Ruck: Jacobs/ Naitanui (A.Smith)

For: Martin/ Zorko/ Barlow/ Simpkin/ Milera/ Kerridge/ (Petracca/ Gallucci)

    Kegzlegs · 24/02/2016 at 22:37

    If you trade B Smith down to another rookie, you could take the 300k and make some minor downgrades on other more expensive rookies and put it on Rampe and Crouch to make them two more premiums with less risk? It would still be this team but with a little more guns and rookies about it. Other than that this is my favourite team I've seen so far.

    B smith to rookie
    Rampe to B Houli or Rance
    Simpkin or milera to Kommer
    Crouch to another 550 player???

      tophawk · 24/02/2016 at 22:52

      Thanks Keglegs!,

      A big wrap calling my side the best you have seen yet. Early days mate but I will take it 🙂

      I hear what you are saying. Very tempting to make your suggested move. But I think it is important to leave enough midfield spots open for cash generation. (The same applies for the forward line).

      It's early days and there will be plenty more changes prior to round 1

      Cheers

Holty · 24/02/2016 at 21:09

Im calling it early. Jack Steele is locked in my team. expecting a big season from him.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:12

    Like the call mate, like it a lot

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:24

    Interesting selection. Too risky for me

Liam · 24/02/2016 at 21:22

Need some help community.
Which option is better
Laird, Smith, Simpkin
or
Docherty, Aish, Hall ?

    Kegzlegs · 24/02/2016 at 22:22

    Laird and Smith might compete for points but that top line has way more scoring potential, I like Docherty and had him until I upgraded him to shaw, I think he might break out. I'm a pies supporter but I think Aish is behind too many to get more than 15 games.

      LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:13

      First is safer

3. votes · 24/02/2016 at 21:41

Thoughts on James Aish? Looks to good to pass up as a defender at 275 K but are there better options out there? Also best rookies to get in defence and in the midfield? cheers

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:14

    My Collingwood people say he has earned a spot in the side, is his to lose. Could be value

Kegzlegs · 24/02/2016 at 22:42

Made some changes tonight and 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

    tophawk · 24/02/2016 at 23:09

    Your side looks excellent! I like the fact you have some real POD players. (Sheridan, Sloane, Sidebottom). I love Sloane now that Danger has left town. He should get in and amongst the pill and score very well. Tommy Sheridan is another guy with massive upside potential.

    Cheers mate

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 24/02/2016 at 23:34

      I rate this team, though i do not think shaw is worth the $$

        Kegzlegs · 25/02/2016 at 09:16

        If I could confidently invest in another back over 500,000 I would but they are all a risk of being rested or will be underdone going into the year…

        Rance has taken time off before this year and might play the lockdown spot
        Laird is competing for a spot on the half back with too many
        Simpson, McVeigh and Boyd will either rest or are have niggles

        Shaw is 95-110+ scorer with his spot locked away coming off of his best season

      Kegzlegs · 25/02/2016 at 09:21

      Cheers Tophawk,

      really wanted Luke Parker in the guts too but I couldn't get it done.

    Keenbutclueless · 24/02/2016 at 23:28

    Lot to like about this side. The only comment is the lack of Super premos means you have a high dependence on Gaz for captain.

      Kegzlegs · 25/02/2016 at 09:06

      I am really hoping that Rockliff goes back to super form and others emerge in my mid, ruck and fwd

    Holty · 25/02/2016 at 00:09

    good solid team. still not sold on Greene but he is priced to average 80ish so shouldnt lose any value. love the certainty in your backline with d1-d3. Many say Shaw is to much but id rather pay that for someone you know will score you well then pay 400+ in defense on someone you hope will score you well. Not having Fyfe Danger and Pendles may be risky but i see you have managed to fit that extra premo mid to make up for it. This would have to be one of the better all round sides ive seen. Well done mate.

      Kegzlegs · 25/02/2016 at 09:22

      Cheers buddy, my thoughts exactly on Shaw.

Dave2008 · 24/02/2016 at 23:03

Here is my current team. I have thrown around the defense a bit with Aish in for Yeo or Smith.
D KK Birchall Yeo B Smith M Brown (Ess) Bonner Hartley Collins
M Pendles Ablett Parker Rocky Libba B Crouch Parish Gresham Kerridge Cunningham Keays
R Goldy Lobbe King
F Dusty Dalihaus Zorko Barlow Kommer Grimley Petracca Redman.

Any thoughts please? I have gone for a 4 4 2 4 premium structure if Lobbe turns into one. Hopefully at least Libba does that would give me 15 in total.

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:21

    Really like it mate good stuff! KK I'm not sold on yet so maybe watch him throughout the rest of the NAB and see how he goes before locking him in. Solid buss

      Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 01:21

      Buddy*

    judd0 · 25/02/2016 at 09:27

    Very risky backline my friend.
    If it works you're a genius but bloody hell, your D1 to D4 all have question marks over them. I don't have the balls to pick any of them at this stage. I did have Yeo but unless he improves in NAB games soon he will not return.
    FWD and MID looks pretty good though I like, and your rucks are solid.

      Derek · 25/02/2016 at 11:40

      It seems there are two camps regards Defence this year.

      Those who want to set and forget, pay the price for a good night sleep, and there are those who are going in light and will wait for the premium contenders to appear and in the mean time start with mid-pricers who might become a premium.

      Defence won't win you the title, but it may cost you.

      I'm starting Shaw, Mcveigh, Bartel, Simpson or Rich plus rookies. If McVeigh isn't right for round 1, he will become Simpson.

        Derek · 25/02/2016 at 11:41

        i meant Smith

        judd0 · 25/02/2016 at 12:09

        Yeah I don't mind going in light in the backline. I am going in light with at this stage Shaw, Houli, Mcveigh then Dea and 2 rookies.
        The thing about Davey boys DEF is that he has still spent a fair bit of money but he won't get a good nights sleep anyway.
        I would pay for 3 more proven defenders and then introduce a rookie in at D4 or a Dea or Aish type.

        Have you done a team reveal yet Derek? Wouldn't mind seeing what you've got, or are you a cards close to your chest type of guy? haha

    neil · 25/02/2016 at 12:40

    who are the 4 def prems

Vinnymac · 25/02/2016 at 00:50

Maric as R1 anyone?

    Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 09:54

    Not a hope, maybe r2 and go double premo. He's definitely underpriced but after a down year last year I'm not sure he can be a top five ruck. I personally expect Lobbe to average almost as much, of not equally as much.

      LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:15

      no

        Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 17:41

        No Lobbe won't average almost as much? Or no to the original post about Maric?

          LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 18:26

          No to Maric haha

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:23

    No for me. Set and forget.

    Cozza · 25/02/2016 at 14:25

    Nope – went Maric last year and never again!

Mac · 25/02/2016 at 07:21

Thoughts?

Shaw, Simpson, KK, Aish, Brown, Tucker, Broad, Collins
Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Hopper, Gresham, Cuningham, Keays, Mathieson
Goldstein, Nic Nat, Wyatt
Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Kerridge, Hunt, Petracca, Grimley, Adams

1k left in the bank

    judd0 · 25/02/2016 at 12:10

    Looks like a pretty good spread to me Mac.

    Bg G · 25/02/2016 at 16:43

    Do you know something about Hunt?

Average Joe · 25/02/2016 at 07:36

Thoughts on Matt Rosa from Gold Coast? Should play on the wing, averaged 77 last year with 4 games as sub.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:16

    in and out of my side mate, in and out

    Cozza · 25/02/2016 at 14:15

    He's in my side – not 100% sold, but think he has good upside

    SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 15:29

    Won't be touching him myself as he has burnman written all over him. Has never averaged 90 or more in his AFL career so just not premo defender material at age 29 imo.

    Also durability has been a massive issue averaging less than 15 games over the past 5 seasons.

    A risky midpriced trap for mine but happy for others to select him to improve my overall rank! 🙂

Greg · 25/02/2016 at 08:00

Peoples thoughts on Tom Langdon 461k defender

    KegZLegz · 25/02/2016 at 09:02

    Aish moving into the back and less room in on the wings for players like Oxley or Williams with the midfield filling out, could mean they rotate that running half back position and you end up with a Hawthorne situation where they all have the capacity to score well but never consistently.

    judd0 · 25/02/2016 at 09:24

    You can get players like Easton Wood, Birchall, Yeo, Taylor, Rich all around that price that I think are better picks.

    The Ranger · 25/02/2016 at 12:36

    He's on the watchlist.
    Waiting to see how the Pies strucure up during NAB games.

    Kev · 25/02/2016 at 15:27

    I like him, Greg. Looking like a potential pod from the comments. Could do worse than a bloke who averaged 21 touches and 5 marks last year. Lifted his average from 71 to 85 entering his 3rd season. That's significant enough for me to put him on my watch list

Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 10:25

Fyfe or Danger?

    Holty · 25/02/2016 at 10:52

    Based on last 2 seasons, Fyfe.

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:16

    Fyfe by a country mile

      Cozza · 25/02/2016 at 14:24

      By a country mile Lek? I'm probably going Fyfe in my team, but Danger is cheaper by $23k and I'm a little nervous about how much time Fyfe will spend forward. Hopefully it improves his scoring, but I'll guess we'll have to wait and see.

      For me though, Fyfe over Danger just.

        LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 18:23

        I'm confident that Selwood won't be playing too much, is having some injury issues that might not be being reported. Danger is going to be the man but is overpriced to start with. Lyon ain't playing Fyfe forward if he wants to win

    Aaron · 25/02/2016 at 13:01

    Fyfe it is, cheers

Tom · 25/02/2016 at 10:30

What do people think of Jamie MacMillian?

flying under the radar so far

had a few injruy affected scores last year so think he can average atleast another 5 points this year

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:16

    In a few HS reporters sides

      Tom · 25/02/2016 at 11:49

      do you think he is a good option?

Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 10:42

Sloane or Parker? I'm thinking Parker will go bigger but Sloane will be more consistent. Both burned me last year, both because they were decapitated early in the season…

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 11:17

    Parker, too many question marks over Sloane at this stage

    Danners · 25/02/2016 at 19:41

    Sloane, watch NAB challenge though

Liam · 25/02/2016 at 12:09

wines or parker
murphy or docherty
greene or stringer

    judd0 · 25/02/2016 at 12:12

    Parker
    Murphy
    Stringer

    Cozza · 25/02/2016 at 14:19

    Murphy and Greene – struggling myself with Wines and Parker!

      Steeeve · 25/02/2016 at 17:42

      I've got both of them at the moment and feeling pretty happy

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/02/2016 at 12:27

Now that Sam Michael has been added to the Bombers not sure if he will be a SC contender.Will be interesting what price and position he gets. I'm tipping Ruck / Fwd @ 123k ??

    LEKD0G · 25/02/2016 at 18:24

    Don't think he gets a game but one to watch

murray · 25/02/2016 at 12:45

Could I invite peoples thoughts on what I think is a pretty good team

def: laird bartel smith aish m brown(wce) collins (mbrown (ess) lynch)
mids: danger pendles ablett rockliff parker libba mills petracca (mathieson hibberd mcpherson)
ruck: nicnat bilcavs
fwd: martin zorko barlow sinclair simpkin kerridge (cox tipungwuit)

what do community think? be as critical as you wish

    Derek · 25/02/2016 at 16:10

    No Fyfe, Shaw or Goldy? Pay the price!

    parker is a risk

Andy Bull · 25/02/2016 at 13:25

Hi guys

Still working on the team with the current draft as follows:

Shaw, Laid, KK, Aish, Brown, Hartley (Brown, Collins)
Ablett, Bont, Shiel, Rocky, Parker, Libba, Mills, Hopper (Mathieson, Cunningham, Macpherson)
Goldy, Lobbe (TBA)
Martin, Barlow, Greene, Milera, Kerriage, Petracca (Sumner, Grimly)

I have 306k remaining. Obviously I wont be keeping this much cash so a few more changes are needed. Initial thoughts are to replace Hopper with Crouch and then possibly Bont to a more noted premium. Not sure if there is to much risk going with Bont, Shiel, Parker and Rocky?

Thoughts guys?

Cheers

    Kev · 25/02/2016 at 15:44

    Yeah definitely, Andy. The mid line is really important. Bont will be a star, he's just not quite there yet as a proven premium.

    Looking solid on other lines though

pup · 25/02/2016 at 14:14

torn between sheridan and j.lonegan for my d4 who is the better pick community

    Kev · 25/02/2016 at 15:39

    I'd go with Sheridan right now. Freo was more or less at full strength last week and he performed well. See how lonergan goes when the Suns their midfield guns

    Francis · 25/02/2016 at 16:10

    I've got both as D4 and 5. Thinking DEF rookies too weak this year to have 2+ on the ground.

milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 14:22

What are everyone's thoughts on Heath Shaw? Is he too much, possible upgrade target later on?

    Shake n bake · 25/02/2016 at 15:04

    I'm pretty sure he'll be no1 def come end of season so saying that he's a lock for me.

    Gord29 · 25/02/2016 at 15:32

    he will go down abit at some stage its just when and then when you can fit him in your side. going to be one of the top defenders so if you can get him in with you structure and happy with your team do it

    Kev · 25/02/2016 at 15:33

    The "don't pay over 500k for a defender" mantra has turned him into a bit of a pod. He is pricey though, been in and out of my side

      SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 15:44

      Yes I'm usually a firm believer in the $500K cap for a defender and Heater is no exception in my book. Will be a midseason upgrade for me.

      I'm much more comfortable spending that sort of coinage on an elite mid or ruck who I'm more confident will better hold their value throughout the season.

      Shaw also had the perfect season last year so I'll be surprised if there isn't some sort of drop off if history is any guide.

        Derek · 25/02/2016 at 16:13

        Yes he is overpriced. Lack of standout premium defenders this year means the extra spend will be worth it

          Liam · 25/02/2016 at 16:27

          In and out of my side Derek.

        Liam · 25/02/2016 at 16:27

        Whats your defence looking like SC ?

          SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 17:43

          I'm intending on running with a fairly bare bones defence, something like KK, Bartel, Yeo plus rookies although none of those guys are locked in just yet.

          If we are truly starved for rookies down back by Rd1 then I'll be forced to spend more bucks there but I'm hoping that won't be the case as I'd prefer to load up with quality mids and rucks.

            milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:02

            Thanks guys, think i might upgrade to Shaw later on. Thoughts on McVeigh and Boyd? Old but liking the look of them, not many other guaranteed defensive options this year. Yeo and KK too risky for me.

              'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/02/2016 at 19:00

              Boyd usually starts the season very well, too expensive for me. The jury's still out on McVeigh with his fitness ,I won't be starting him an upgrade only at that price.My D is ATM -Bartel,Birchall,Yeo,Smith,Aish, + 3 TBA

              SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 20:38

              I'm with DBB on McV.

              However IF he was fit and healthy that's one guy I'd break my $500K defender rule one as he's really more of a midfielder anyway.

              If he plays say NAB3 and gets through ok he would be on the consideration list but otherwise I won't start with him either.

murray · 25/02/2016 at 15:43

Laird, Murphy, Gibson or Birchall. Only need one of these

    FootyFanatic · 25/02/2016 at 16:03

    Hmm these defenders are a challenge, I don't think I can tell who will average the most out of the 4, but if I was you I'd scratch out Gibson as he likely will be playing more of a lock down role this year due to retirements

    Derek · 25/02/2016 at 17:42

    i think Murphy over-achieved last year and i can't see him doing any better, he may even score worse. Laird is in a team with alot of half-backers, plus Adelaide have the worse first 10 games. Birchell can do better than he did last year, so i would go Birchell, even though he plays for the Hawks and i have a No-Hawks policy.

West · 25/02/2016 at 16:18

What do people think of chad wingard?

    Holty · 25/02/2016 at 16:41

    he plays for Port, i dont like him. lol
    but seriously, i would imagine he would be top6 by seasons end so solid choice. not in my team though

    Vinnymac · 25/02/2016 at 17:07

    Love theway he plays, don't think he'll be top 6. Will probably float around 500k I think.

    Derek · 25/02/2016 at 17:39

    i've got him in my team. I've followed the pack abit with this one, not a big fan. I think he over-achieved last year, but his numbers for the second half were outstanding.

    As his numbers indicate, if Port do well, he scores well.

    Port have the best first 10 games of any team, therefore i think Port will do well to start the season and Chad should therefore score well.

    i would love to have Rioli in my team instead of Wingard, but i'm not going to take the risk to start with

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:08

    I think he'll improve slightly on last year but don't think he's as good of a selection as everyone's saying. I'd prefer Dusty, Zorko and Barlow over him.

'Paulie Walnuts' · 25/02/2016 at 16:33

Easton Wood – POD ? – or others priced similar a better option ?

magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 16:43

Anyone hear anything about Tucker yet?

    West · 25/02/2016 at 17:58

    Hes fine

      magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 18:12

      Really? Cool….it sounded serious he went to Melbourne?

JJB · 25/02/2016 at 17:13

Essendon have just advised that they have selected Sam Michael as their last top-up.
Does this now effect Grimley's selection ??

    West · 25/02/2016 at 17:35

    I think Grimley will play more forward than ruck so hopefully not.

Tom · 25/02/2016 at 17:54

is going in with the top 4 midfielders (fyfe, danger, pendles and ablett) too much?

Should I opt for someone a bit cheaper?

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:06

    I believe you can't go wrong starting with these boys. You're gonna need them in at some point in the season so why waste trades. They'll provide you with massive scores which is a huge boost as opposed to other players prices slightly cheaper. Worth the penny.

      'Don't Blush Babie' · 25/02/2016 at 18:19

      As Derek says – 'Pay The Price'

        Derek · 25/02/2016 at 18:38

        And as my father always said, "you get what you pay for"

          Derek · 25/02/2016 at 18:45

          My rule #7. Write down your final "dream team" at the start of the year. Select players from that team who you consider the best value and who you can afford to start with. During the season trade into your team the other players as they become affordable. Don't use stepping stones.

          My "dream Midfield" is: Ablett, fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, JPK, Rocky, Priddis, Selwood.

          I haven't considered anyone else as a starting premium!

            Liam · 25/02/2016 at 19:04

            What is team looking like Derek ?
            Are you going with your "pay the price" method or are you leaving out the likes of Goldy and shaw.

              Derek · 25/02/2016 at 20:24

              Goldy and Fyfe locked. I prefer McVeigh over Shaw but he might not be ready round 1

                milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 21:25

                I've got McVeigh in aswell. Shaw too expensive for me and he offers a consistent, good point scoring output. I reckon he'll be ready round 1. If so, lock him in.

        milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:38

        Yes exactly

    magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 18:37

    Yeah that nice with those 4 but I think you should only go with 3 of the 4……those four soak up a lot of coin…..but its up to you!

Ren · 25/02/2016 at 17:56

Wingard and Parker/Shiel

or

Dangerfield and Franklin

    milesdeutscher · 25/02/2016 at 18:04

    Wingard and Parker for me. Love Danger but don't like Franklin as his inconsistency gets very frustrating.

JJB · 25/02/2016 at 18:31

Essendon have just advised that they have selected Sam Michael as their last top-up.

Liam the Liney · 25/02/2016 at 18:50

Hello everyone

Would appreciate some feedback on my team and where I might improve it. I've attempted to get a minimum 12 keepers for the season and feel I have 13-15 dependant on a couple of players performances.

Rookies are subject to change based on selection/NAB performance etc.

Cheers!

Defence

H. Shaw, M. Rosa, B. Smith
J. Aish, M. Brown (Ess), M. Hibberd
(R. Bonner, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Midfield

P. Dangerfield, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett, R. Gray,
T. Rockliff, T. Liberatore, B. Crouch, D. Cuningham
(D. Gore, B. Keays, R. Mathieson)

Ruck

M. Blicavs (POD), S. Martin
(C. Loersch – loophole)

Forward

D. Martin, D. Zorko, M. Barlow,
J. Simpkin, S. Kerridge, N. Kommer,
(C. Petracca, S. Grimley – loophole)

    HOLLA · 29/02/2016 at 15:31

    You have 11 keepers. Pi$$ rosa and smith off.
    Imo

      Liam the Liney · 29/02/2016 at 18:17

      smith went on the weekend, replaced with Suckling.

      Rosa i'm holding for now, will be doing more research see if I can find someone better to plug that hole.

      Ruck – Dumped blicavs, martin, replaced with Gawn and Goldstein.

      Forward – Simpkin and Kommer out, Menzel and L. McCarthy in.

      Crouch, Cuningham and Gray out, Fyfe, Menadue and S. Reid in.

      Straight swapped R Bonner for D Tucker down back.

davo · 25/02/2016 at 18:53

Hey lekdog, jock, higgo, crouchingone, barronvoncrow…or any other fantasy relevant god give me insight as to the fitness of big mummy??? Absolute point scoring machine…and if he is fit and ready to drive some pesty midfielders into the turf, he will sit along goldy as my set-and-forget ruck combo. Any info would be greatly appreciated, because he hasnt featured in any write-up, intra-club or nab cut…and didnt evwn get a mention in cheat sheet V1.

    Kev · 25/02/2016 at 19:51

    I love him, Davo. Can go absolutely massive when he's on song. He's a bloody big bastard though and throws himself around, giving little thought to the coaches that need him to play 22 games. He's never managed a full season (19 is his best when still at the swans). He's definitely not a bad option, but I'm not confident he is a "set and forget" option

Mac · 25/02/2016 at 19:07

Kade Simpson thoughts?

    Liam · 25/02/2016 at 20:45

    In my team. He's reliable, that's what im looking for.

    SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 20:45

    Solid selection and one I'll definitely consider if say Bartel or KK isn't a goer.

TJM · 25/02/2016 at 19:27

Lek you Hall selection is looking even more enticing since Swallow and JOM are in doubt.

    magpie4ver · 25/02/2016 at 20:25

    I agree he's been on my side for now even though he hasn't played yet?

JJB · 25/02/2016 at 20:05

Pridis / + $140+ rookie

or

Wines + Mills

    Danners · 25/02/2016 at 20:16

    Wines and Mills

    SCaddict · 25/02/2016 at 21:03

    If Mills Plays Rd1 (as is looking the case) I reckon the coaches who don't start with him may regret it.

    Also much easier to downgrade to a cheaper better rookie after 2 rounds than try and find the extra cash to upgrade to him if he starts the season on fire like a Tyson or Cripps.

      JJB · 25/02/2016 at 22:40

      Thanks – good advise – I have just made the change

@Rickym1112 · 25/02/2016 at 21:28

Any feedback will be grand!

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.

    Derek · 25/02/2016 at 22:28

    i like how you put Ablett at M1 where he belongs 😉

    Suckling is not a good option. He was lucky to stay in the best 22 at hawthorn, he might not be in dogs best 22!

Daniel · 26/02/2016 at 02:07

Toby Greene and a FWD Rookie (Other than Kerridge, Petracca, Grimley) OR Conca and Simpkin?

BigHaydos · 27/02/2016 at 13:01

Lekdog, wheres Roo? you love the bloke
Also, is there a particular reason why Priddis always gets overlooked but yet he always finishes in the top lot of mids? He is extremely reliable

Would love to hear peoples thoughts

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