NAB ANALYSIS: Collingwood v North

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Supercoach 2016 midpriced defendersAs I was finishing my write up last game, I had the first bit of Collingwood against North Melbourne in the background.

And haunting me like a bloody ghost was one name. Snippets of play would include the big bastard getting his massive mitts on leather. “Goldstein passes to Swallow…”, …who hits up Goldstein in the centre square…”, “…Goldstein snaps his first…”

Todd. Bloody. Goldstein. To start him or not to start him, that is the $50,000 question. As I said during my team reveal, I wasn’t planning on starting him. Yet, those nightmares where he scores 200 points materialised before me watching the game unfold at Wagga Wagga.

There was a ton more fantasy relevance stuffed into this one, so let’s dig in.

Absent Best 22:

Collingwood – Adam Treloar, Steele Sidebottom, Dane Swan, Jamie Elliot, Jordan De Goey, Ben Reid, Tyson Goldsack, Brent Macaffer

North – Ben Cunnington, Brent Harvey, Jamie MacMillan.

In a nice contrast to the previous game, no-one got injured which let us revel in some really nice football at times. So let’s get into it.


Geez the Pies look good this year, don’t they? We haven’t even seen them play with Treloar yet, but they’re putting together a very good side full of very good footballers. A lot of these blokes will be fantasy relevant this year.

Scott Pendlebury is always relevant, and never more so than today. He just oozes class and is a step above the rest. In his first hitout he wasn’t prolific, and spent a fair bit of time both forward and back, but still got 112 points from 18 quality touches and showed he won’t miss a beat when the real deal starts.

Young gun Taylor Adams was prolific all day, putting aside his miserable last week to rack up 26 disposals, including 10 in the first. The Bull spent a lot of time in the centre, and has tidied his DE to a respectable 70%. One particular pass hitting his captain on the tit made me sit up, as did his 126 final total. 525K. Am considering.

Levi Greenwood had a day out against his old side, with over half of his 25 disposals contested. He won’t keep it up in the real deal with Sidebum, Swan and De Goey back in the side but notable performance and had to be mentioned. Watch for CoachKings.

To be honest with you, I tried keeping an eye out for James Aish and just couldn’t find him. He kept slipping under the radar, and it was only midway through the third that I realised he’d somehow racked up a dozen touches. I slowly started to pick him out after that, but he goes about his work vey unobtrusively. 19 disposals, 12 of them kicks, 3 clearances, but only 69 points. He’s feeling pretty nope-ish at this stage.


Brayden Maynard, Jackson Ramsey, Adam Oxley and Tom Langdon all looked good in parts today, but all played essentially the same role of halfback. Maynard and Oxley the most impressive of the two, with 18 and 17 disposals each, most kicks, but I feel they may share points too much back there. The four of them ended with 78, 35, 66 and 64 points respectively.

Of the rookies, mystery draft pick Brandon Sier didn’t come on until the second half, and was then unsighted. The stats column says he had 2 handballs, but I’m not convinced he was out there at all. Mason Cox was brought back to earth, and paled in the light of Corey Gault (who I will look at in CoachKings, was very impressive), Darcy Moore and Travis Cloke. Doubt he’ll play unless injury strikes two or more.

Matthew Goodyear is a 123k midfield rookie who showed good signs today. He had it 13 times and kicked a good goal to get his way to 69 points, but I’m not sure how much we’ll see from him this year. If he holds his spot, consider him. Tom Phillips ran through the middle and used the ball pretty well despite only 44 points. Only the 11 touches though. Look forward to seeing if he gets games.

Lock Alex Fasolo in for any Pies CoachKings games. The kid will go large often this year, but pay you back with 30s in the long form of the game. 96 points today.


With only a few players missing, today gave us a good overview of what North will look like in the season proper. Jamie MacMillan’s absence will annoy many of those looking to pick him, but beyond the few people who want to sneak Boomer Harvey into their side, if you wanted to see it from North today you saw it.

The biggest supercoach prize from this game was Daniel Wells. He looked really, really good, community. 17 touches, 13 kicks, 3 tackles, he attended a lot of centre bounces and rotated forward. Approaching lock territory with his 98 points.



Todd Goldstein continued his Todd Goldstein-ey ways and re-asserted that this man is indeed good at football. He had a prolific first term and cooled thereafter when Majak Daw had stints in the ruck. Hard to take too much from the heat, but he looked annoyingly good early. 84 points but that will skyrocket soon.

Sam Gibson from North continued his impressive back end to 2015 by collecting 19 possessions and enough other stats to buoy his 98 points. At 390k in the midfield you’re unlikely to pick him, but if you’ve got a draft coming up have a closer look.

Old campaigner Nick Dal Santo lead the possession count for the Roos with 20, looked good but is too old to touch in Supercoach for me – although don’t tell Lek I said that. Dropped in and out of the game and was generally useful, but not much more than that.

Luke McDonald, a smokie of mine down back, picked up 79 points and 12 touches. Need a bit more for him to select him, but is in front of Aish for me.

Ryan Clarke at 123k in the middle looked silky smooth. His ownership should rightly shoot up after this match. Won’t set the world on fire, and only had the four handballs after coming on late, but I’ll be watching eagerly next week. Only 30 points.

Rookies Mitchell Hibberd and Declan Mountford had 9 possessions each, and didn’t play their way into my side. I don’t see many rookies being blooded this year at North, and they didn’t play their way into the side. Pass.

Beyond this lot, I don’t see a lot of fantasy relevance from North. A lot of good players like Ben Brown and Andrew Swallow who are good at the whole football thing, but don’t score many points for us. I’d look at the two I mentioned, plus Lindsay Thomas and Jack Zeibell for CoachKings, but I didn’t see anyone I want to select.

What do you reckon, community? Is Wells a lock? What do you think of Adams?


Dasha · 05/03/2016 at 20:07

Another excellent write up patch, How many of these expensive rookie picks do we think are too many? (170K + types)

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 20:09

    It's a tough question Dasha. I wouldn't be looking at more than one on each line at the most, but if they're all we've got in round 1 then we have to make room for them

Patch · 05/03/2016 at 20:08

Full scores for those wondering (they have scaled since I shot the article off to HQ. I'm not that illiterate!)

Taylor Adams 126
Levi Greenwood 119
Scott Pendlebury 112
Jack Crisp 101
Jarryd Blair 97
Alex Fasolo 96
Corey Gault 89
Brayden Maynard 78
Travis Varcoe 71
James Aish 69
Travis Cloke 69
Matthew Goodyear 69
Adam Oxley 66
Tom Langdon 64
Jack Frost 54
Ben Sinclair 50
Alan Toovey 49
Mason Cox 46
Jarrod Witts 45
Tom Phillips 44
Jesse White 44
Jonathon Marsh 39
Jackson Ramsay 35
Brodie Grundy 34
Darcy Moore 27
Brayden Sier 12

North Melbourne
Nick Dal Santo 99
Sam Gibson 98
Daniel Wells 98
Drew Petrie 97
Aaron Mullett 86
Todd Goldstein 84
Lachlan Hansen 80
Luke McDonald 79
Jack Ziebell 76
Ben Brown 74
Andrew Swallow 71
Aaron Black 69
Lindsay Thomas 68
Robbie Tarrant 64
Robin Nahas 61
Farren Ray 61
Declan Mountford 52
Brad McKenzie 51
Trent Dumont 49
Mitchell Hibberd 36
Taylor Garner 35
Joel Tippett 32
Ryan Clarke 30
Ben Jacobs 28
Majak Daw 15
Mason Wood 4

    SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 20:14

    G'Day Patch, I have talked to you before on twitter about Adams, really like him. I'm tossing up between him and Parker at M5. Had my eye on McDonald. Need to see more. Goldstein is locked in my side – don't even care about his price tag. Wells did very well, he hasn't been on my radar but he sure is now!

    Another quality article.

      Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:14

      Quite like him, but I'd take Parker ahead of him most days of the year. DE and suspensions a big worry. Wells has certainly moved up the pecking order!

      Thanks mate!

    vchap · 06/03/2016 at 09:11

    I didnt watch the game but what happened to mason wood? He was a real threat in nab 1.

Tony · 05/03/2016 at 20:10

I think you could add Sean Higgins and Waite as absent best 22. How'd ya miss them?

    Vinny · 05/03/2016 at 20:30

    and Spud Firrito!

      4rm · 05/03/2016 at 21:06

      Don't forget Wright, Atley and Thompson.

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:09

    Damnmit I always find a way to miss best 22 players.

Scott · 05/03/2016 at 20:10

Wells a lock for me. I also have Goldstein and Penldes. Considering Hibberd and Phillips. No room for Adams will strongly consider getting Sidebottom in as the season progresses.

Pete · 05/03/2016 at 20:12

ummm north were missing Shaun Higgins, Brent Harvey, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Atley, Sam Wright, Scott Thompson, Jarrad Waite , Jamie MacMillan, Jed Anderson, Michael Firrito from the best 22 so they won't be looking anything like the team named today….

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:10

    They were too. Frazzled after 5 hours of footy but thanks for the head's up they were missing!

      Sam · 05/03/2016 at 22:39

      You also missed williams and brown…. surely its nt too hard to actually learn who are each teams best 22 (or just dont mention it in the article)

        Damo · 05/03/2016 at 23:48

        Looking forward to your excellent write up of the next game Sam

      Heath · 05/03/2016 at 22:43

      Love you're work Patch, who gives a stuff if you missed a couple of players really? Doing us all a service!

        Cudz · 07/03/2016 at 15:07

        Great stuff patch, always on point mate. Never mind the flog

Hawk · 05/03/2016 at 20:13

Wells lock, that's all you need to know about this game.

    Derek · 05/03/2016 at 20:55

    Wells vs Simpkin

      Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:10

      Wells wins that one easily in my book.

      magpie4ver · 05/03/2016 at 21:23


      SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 21:39

      Whats your team look like Derek?

    tophawk · 05/03/2016 at 21:26

    Wells 1 Simpkin 0.

    For me it is now between Wells and D. Menzel for that 250Kish forward spend.

      JJB · 05/03/2016 at 23:37

      Can you play Wells and D Menzel at F3 & F4 – is that toooooo much of a risk ??

        Hawk · 05/03/2016 at 23:49

        I currently have them at F3 & F4. I do want to see Menzel play though.

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 06/03/2016 at 01:14

      Ive had wells in from the start, but changed him yesterday to Menzel.
      I think Menzel has more upside. Geelong should be spending alot more time forward this year.

Webspyda · 05/03/2016 at 20:13


Mark · 05/03/2016 at 20:13

Great stuff patch. Wells or mills
And what's your view on rance

    BigHaydos · 05/03/2016 at 20:27


    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:11

    Wells. Not a fan of key position defenders, but he's the pick of them. Prefer running defenders like Laird.

Mark · 05/03/2016 at 20:17

Also patch Pendlebury or priddis

    BigHaydos · 05/03/2016 at 20:27


      Que · 05/03/2016 at 20:57

      whys that Haydos?

      magpie4ver · 05/03/2016 at 21:18


    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:11

    Pendles over Priddis.

    SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 21:39

    Pendles can go forward and kick goals unlike Priddis

Liam · 05/03/2016 at 20:17

It's between De Goey and Wells for me.
Leaning towards De Goey, but not sure.

    Liam · 05/03/2016 at 20:24

    If I go Wells, i can jump Shiel to Pendles or Priddis

      @SC_Centre · 05/03/2016 at 21:49

      Go with Wells

        magpie4ver · 05/03/2016 at 22:19

        and Pendels

    DuckingTigers · 06/03/2016 at 18:51

    Out of those two De Goey's a safer bet. He's young and developing and gives effort. Well's is aging and hasn't ever lived up to his potential, albeit through injury ravaged seasons. If you can decide which choice would annoy you most if it failed, then take the other.

Average Joe · 05/03/2016 at 20:18

I reckon I'll pass on pendles in my starting team. Want to see him when the whole midfield is there, as I feel it probably affect his role in the team

    Que · 05/03/2016 at 20:22

    its pendles mate…

      SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 20:34

      Its the inclusion of Aish, Treloar as well as Adams and De Goey set to receive more midfield time.

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:11

    I'm passing on him too, Joe. Will need to come in at some stage but won't start him I don't think.

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 06/03/2016 at 01:16

    Totally agree, its Pendles alright. I think the time has come alot of other guys are going to step up and take his points.
    Pendles Ave this year 100-105

      Vinnymac · 07/03/2016 at 01:38

      Pendles has always scored well even when the pies had their gun midfield (think 2010). I think he'll average 120.

      The young guns will step up, but this is the captain we're talking about. The man who will step up when the game is on the line and lead by example! Never doubt the dependency that is dependlebury!

    Dean · 06/03/2016 at 20:28

    Pendles always scored bigger while Swan was in the midfield with him, Swan's role changed last season where he spent a fair bit of time at half forward, so on that basis one would think once Tralore is playing, Pendles should sustain his usual 120+ Average.

      Average Joe · 06/03/2016 at 20:33

      yeh just more worried about him playing more off half back or forward because he is one of the most capable of playing those positions out of the pies midfield group

mark · 05/03/2016 at 20:23

aaron hall and Goldstein or zorko and nic nat

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:13

    Don't see Hall keeping it up all year, so the latter to save trades.

      tophawk · 05/03/2016 at 21:32

      Hall could still be very relevant early in the season though. No O'Meara and no Swallow to start the season.

        mark · 05/03/2016 at 22:13

        yeah I was thinking of upgrading him later because I feel like I need goldy

          magpie4ver · 05/03/2016 at 23:34

          Hall will be a cash cow with all the the missing suns IMO. He's my F3.

        Patch · 06/03/2016 at 13:17

        He'll be very relevant early, but would be bench cover at best by the end of the year.

james · 05/03/2016 at 20:27

which team is better and why community

boyd, laird, macmillan, lonegan, hartley, collins (brown, lee)
dangerfield, ablett, priddis, rockliff, duncan, libba, parish, matheson (clarke, adamson, macpherson)
nic nat, gawn
zorko, barlow, greene, hall, milera, kerridge (petracca, tipungwuti)


lairrd, macmillan, mcgovern, harwood, hartley, collins (hibbered, tipungwuti)
fyfe, dangerfield, pendles, ablett, priddis, rockliff, libba, clarke (matheson,adamson, macpherson)
jacobs, gawn
barlow, green, hall, milera, kerridge, brown (ess) (petracca, mccarthy

    Kev · 05/03/2016 at 22:26

    Prefer the mids in team 2.

BigHaydos · 05/03/2016 at 20:29

not relevant to this game but where will shannon hurn play this year? obviously down back but can he return to his fantasy relevant scoring?

    Patch · 06/03/2016 at 13:17

    I reckon he might be able to, Haydos. Ran off the flank on Thursday and I'm considering him strongly.

      BigHaydos · 06/03/2016 at 13:29

      Yes Patch I noticed that too, with these new eagle rookie defenders, maybe he will get back on that running flanker and look to have more of an attack generating role. He is very high on my watch list as a great pod potentially.

Vinny · 05/03/2016 at 20:35

Huge North Melbourne supporter here! For me, Daniel Wells has to be a lock, he is a player that can be seen as a 'new recruit' given his absence from the game. For North to go one step further this year and make and hopefully win the premiership, they'll need Wells fit and firing all season, and for this reason, he is the most important player at the club.
Hey, but that's my opinion, would love to know if others are going with Wells? Maybe Menzel, De Goey?

    HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 20:41

    Hey vinny. Im going both wells and menzel. Im i pies fan and cant see de goey out performing those guys. Next year for de goey i reckon.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 05/03/2016 at 21:51

    Wells for me.

    Kev · 05/03/2016 at 22:23

    Nine games in 2 years no concern Vinny? Foot, ankle, calf, shin, achilles injuries. Dangerously close to fool's gold territory imo. With the vest scrapped I reckon North will rest him

MOC · 05/03/2016 at 20:42

Opinions are much appreciated

shaw, laird, rich, johanissen, brown, broad (hartley, tipungwuti)
pendles, god, war, rockliff, parker, libba, parish, gresham (keays, mathieson, phillips)
martin, gawn (cox)
martin, barlow, green, wells, kerridge, menadue, (petracca, grimley)

    MOC · 05/03/2016 at 20:51


    Reigning SC champ · 07/03/2016 at 07:09

    So obvious that you're a lions fan

HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 20:44


    MOC · 05/03/2016 at 20:51


      HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 20:59

      I think everyone needs to start with dangerfield. Could you afford him and or part with ward?

        MOC · 05/03/2016 at 21:02

        I would have to cull someone else as well. Any suggestions?

        Derek · 05/03/2016 at 21:52

        Dangerfield is fully priced. Could get him cheaper

pup · 05/03/2016 at 21:03

got 595k to spend on a mid who do i get? i already have fyfe danger ablett priddis rockliff libba

    MOC · 05/03/2016 at 21:05

    Gray, ward, parker?

    HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 21:09

    Steven? Nobody has steven.

    Patch · 05/03/2016 at 21:13

    Ward or Shiel for mine, pup.

      pup · 05/03/2016 at 21:18

      thanks probably going to go with ward but if stevn plays well tomorrow he could be a nice POD for me

        SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 21:42


    Derek · 05/03/2016 at 21:49

    JPK will be top 8

    Dean · 06/03/2016 at 21:01

    If you have Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Priddis & Rocky who are arguably the top echelon of midfielders then its obvious your team is quite week in defence or Forward or both, I would utilise that 595k and attempt to improve your forward line first of all and maybe even your defence also.

    Point being having 5 premium midfielder's to start with is perfect, once you add that extra premium in your mid, the rest of your side becomes very week, from everything I have tried.

    That being said, you could fluke it with your mid priced players in Defence & forward, however I find it almost impossible to find a couple of great priced midfields, they always seem to score well below what they should and hemorage cash. Although LIBBA is a must mid priced player we will all have and deservedly so.

    Either way good luck either way your go mate.

HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 21:06

Depends how much cash you need. Menadue down to kerridge?Joha down to aish??

Adam · 05/03/2016 at 21:11

Anybody know if or when Treloar will play? I swear if collingwood had an amazing ruck they'd dominate.

Midfield of Pendlebury,Sidebottom, Swan, Adams, Treloar , OXley, Maynard potentially macaffer and maybe De Goey.
Does anyone see a way Aish will fit in ?

    HOLLA · 05/03/2016 at 21:16

    Add Crisp blair greenwood broomhead to that list…maynard and Oxley are defenders btw. Aish will fit in. Moved heaven and earth to get him.

    Paul · 06/03/2016 at 00:33

    Oxley plays back, Swan plays forward. He'll get a game on the wing.

    Paul · 06/03/2016 at 00:37

    He is playing a half in the VFL praccy matches this weekend.

    Midfield isn't everything. Carlton were ranked 2nd for centre clearances last year. The Pies still have an underwhelming forward line and their defence have had real issues turning R50's into I50's.

      onbeebe · 06/03/2016 at 00:59

      Pies forward line will be good. Fasolo seems to have turned the corner, cloke up the ground, elliot when he's back, Moore and now Gault is showing a bit. Throw in Swan and it seems alright to me.

      Adam · 06/03/2016 at 05:45

      I know but the Midfield isn't everything but I meant if they had a gun in the ruck who wins hit outs they would wreck face in there and have potentially the strongest mid in the game .For example, look at Fremantle, GWS or West Coast.

      Half the reason players like Neale and Shiel can get so much possession is because they are spoon fed the ball by sandilands and mummy.

      And i agree, clearances are the most important aspect of the midfield but Carlton is not the no.1 in the league.

        DuckingTigers · 06/03/2016 at 19:39

        Aish is a defender for SuperCoach purposes. He may play forward or back, off the bench or be part of the midfield rotations. He won't have as much pressure to be a midfield linchpin as he did at the Bears but judge his worth on a defender's output.

Breen · 05/03/2016 at 21:11

Thoughts on my team? Cheers
Def- R. Laird, S.Docherty, J. Johannesien, T. Sherriden, M. Brown, M hartley ( D, Byrne- jones. K Collins)
Mid- N.Fyfe,Danger, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff,M.Duncan,C.Mills,Jjanesen (cunningham, Matheson, R clarke)
Rucks- Blicavs, Nic nat ( M cox)
forward- D. Martin, C. Wingard, M barlow, J. Degoey, C.Menadue, L. mccarthy ( S. Kerridge, Petreeca)

    Kev · 05/03/2016 at 22:10

    Upgrade Blitz if you can, Smith is taking his ruck minutes. Your M8 is missing

      Leeds17 · 05/03/2016 at 22:32

      Yeah only take Blicavs if you think he can average what you want from him as a pure mid with a few 3rd man ups.

votes · 05/03/2016 at 21:12

which 2 ruckman should I get out of nic nac, Blicavs, Jacobs, stefen martin and Gawn??

Also Tom Sherriden or Jacob Weitering?

    Que · 05/03/2016 at 21:18


    I was all over Sheridan all pre-season and even know with hes big NAB, I dont think he'll average enough.

    Danners · 05/03/2016 at 21:41

    Sheridan, will average a lot more and he is more of a chance of being a keeper

      SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:47

      Stefan Martin and Gawn

tttt · 05/03/2016 at 21:14

z.merret or t.greene or a.hall ?


parker,shiel,adams or ward?

    SC_Beast · 05/03/2016 at 21:43

    Merret or Hall then Parker, Shiel or Ward. Can't go wrong with either of those selections

      tttt · 05/03/2016 at 21:52

      and sorry i meant parker or shiel or ward haha

        SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:47

        Well you can't go wrong with either of the 3. Maybe Ward as he is a real POD

Que · 05/03/2016 at 21:16


Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Brown, Hartely (collins, tippa)

Fyfe, Danger, GAZ, Gray, Rockliff, Libba, Crouch, Petracca (mathieson, keays,gore)

Goldy, Currie (cox)

Dusty, Wingard, Barlock, Menadue, Kerridge, Kommer (grimley, gallucci)

What do we think??

about 5k left

    Vinny · 05/03/2016 at 21:34

    Currie definitely worries me. I think you know the risk, likw most people, I just don't think he will get a regular senior gig.
    Also just make sure, Crouch is fit for round 1, because i'm pretty sure he has pulled up sore from an intraclub a few weeks back.
    Other than that, team is very solid!

      Que · 05/03/2016 at 21:50

      I reckon Crouch will be all good come round 1. Should play NAB 3.

      I reckon Currie will play most weeks and if not Grimley can back up as I expect him to become a permanent forward in the essendon side.

      If Cox looks set for a gig in round 1 then I have 2 back-ups for currie and feel a whole lot better about the situation. If not, I'll have to restucture… again…

    tophawk · 05/03/2016 at 21:42

    Backline is very solid.
    Midfield is excellent. Monitor fitness of crouch.
    Ruck is not balanced. Currie at R2 is a massive risk. Re evaluate.
    Forward line is mixed. Premos good. Bench is of concern. Grimley and Gallucci both unlikely starters rd 1. Monitor.

    Other than that, overall team has serious potential.


      Que · 05/03/2016 at 21:53

      Grimley will play round 1. Will partner Joey up forward for the year.

    Dean · 06/03/2016 at 21:10

    Currie as your R2 is suicide. Sorry don't like it.

Danners · 05/03/2016 at 21:44

Great work Patch! At the moment Wells is not in my side and if I want him in my structure will go out the window which I don't feel like doing. He probably will get it done with scoring, but how many games will he play? Only played 9 games the last two seasons and is 31 years old

    Kev · 05/03/2016 at 22:04

    Agree Danners, unless you see him as a season long keeper I don't see the point in having Wells. The community loves referring to the "tooth length" of blokes. Lots of forward line rookies to choose from

      Que · 05/03/2016 at 22:11

      In the same position Danners

Azza · 05/03/2016 at 21:47

Priddis or Gray

    Kev · 05/03/2016 at 22:04


    Benjamima Puddleduck · 06/03/2016 at 01:21


    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 09:10

    Gray, Priddis cannot go forward and kick goals as easily as Gray can and with less interchanged , gun mids will need to spend more time forward.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 05/03/2016 at 21:47

Had wells from the get go just have to get through next game and he is locked. Too much class and poise to pass up for $240k. Also have goldy. I assume the 84 is not much to worry about as looks like he eased right off given the heat. Surprisingly just looked at my team and have no pies. Been big on adams and duncan for that matter but cant fit them in. Also have toyed putting de goey in but again just no room. Been fiddling with all combinations in defence but after shaws performance last night feel he has gotta b included. Will b at the expense of one the higher priced rooks probably mills but hey cant afford them all.

Kall · 05/03/2016 at 22:26

Menadue or l.mccarthy as F7

    @emhoy · 06/03/2016 at 08:27

    I am trying to decide between the two as well I think it will come down to Job security as I see both scoring similiar.

Stirlsy · 05/03/2016 at 22:35

Patch, there was nothing wrong with Adams game against cats, it's pretty hard to get the ball when your sitting on the bench, only played 36% on the ground

james · 05/03/2016 at 22:49

please join 935860

Leeds17 · 05/03/2016 at 22:57

Always thought Fasolo was just a FWD pocket but seems to have learnt to get stuck in now, has some attributes in his game that are very SC friendly,

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 05/03/2016 at 23:16

    Not for me Leeds @ 408K , shopping elsewhere mate,cheers

      Leeds17 · 05/03/2016 at 23:29

      Yeah me either just wouldn't surprise me if he starts to become more relevant later in the season and in coming seasons.

Leeds17 · 05/03/2016 at 23:37

Liking the 2premo up forward structure that some are running with, thoughts on this:

Shaw Laird Bartel Hartley
Z Williams M Brown Broad Mcdonald-Tip

Fyfe Dangerfield Polkinghorn
Ablett Rockliff Duncan Mathieson
Libba Mills Gore Mcpherson

Goldy Gawn Wyatt

Martin Barlow Wells Mcarthy
Kennedy Menadue Kerridge Grimley

Mills becomes Crouch if named R1, toss up between Z Williams/T Sheridan for D4 & Rookies to be confirmed
still a bit of cash to tweak with.

    Kev · 06/03/2016 at 08:08

    Imo you need a stronger midfield if you're running with that structure

      Leeds17 · 06/03/2016 at 08:15

      Makes sense, but the only way to get another premium in is to drop Shaw…

        BKW · 06/03/2016 at 09:03

        Nah, I think I'd downgrade D4 to another rookie – maybe the first pick from the blues?? 😉

        Then upgrade Duncan to a top liner like Priddis, Pendles, Gray etc

          Leeds17 · 06/03/2016 at 10:15

          Hmmm yep I can see where you are coming from but I think by seasons end people will be calling Duncan a "top liner", I think Z Williams & have Tom Sheridan ( and lesser extent Lonergan) have genuine chance to be top 10 Defs this season so reluctant to take the cash from there, but I do agree need to be another midfielder for it to be worth the risk to be so light on up forward.

Brook · 05/03/2016 at 23:38

Hi all … here is my team at present (rookies subject to change):

DEF: Shaw, Laird, JJ, LMcDonald, Byrne-Jones, Hartley (Broad, MBrown)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Parker, Libba, Gresham, Kerridge (Gore, Mathieson, Adamson)
RUC: Goldy, NicNat (Cox)
FWD: Zorko, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, McCarthy, Petracca (Phillips, McD-Tip)

I have made a few compromises to maintain my structures, but I reckon I have:
* 10 keepers (2-4-2-2)
* 4 likely keepers (1-2-0-1) – will be happy with 2 out of 4
* 2 stepping stones (1-0-0-1)
* 14 cash cows (4-5-1-4)

What do you think about my team and structures?

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:46

    Looks good.

    Derek · 06/03/2016 at 13:34

    I like the structure a lot.

    The players you are starting with are very good.

    Not sure who JJ is, I assume KK.

    I think Zorko is overpriced and would look at Dusty.

      Brook · 06/03/2016 at 15:03

      JJ is Johanisen … not sold on him but price is right for this team … i think i can fit martin in and keep structure. just need to use gawn and wines instead of nicnat and parker or trim a bit more fat off the rookies

    BigHaydos · 06/03/2016 at 15:39

    Nice Brook! I really like the breakdown and this looks like a great team

@GAVEDAY · 05/03/2016 at 23:39

Han fasolo- look mate, I've watched you for a few seasons now, you're NOT Peter Diacos yet son, lose the attitude and put in the hard yards. You could be good.

You could be very very good.

But you're not.


    magpie4ver · 06/03/2016 at 00:06

    Who is Han fasolo?

      Phil · 06/03/2016 at 11:11

      It's a hybrid between Han Solo and Alex Fasolo. He plays for Collingwood and pilots the Millenium Falcon in his free time

Paul · 06/03/2016 at 00:22

Def: Heater, T McDonald, Birchall, Yeo, Malceski, Hipwood (Byrne, M Brown)
Mid: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Duncan, Libba, Mills, Parish, Hopper (Gresham, Gore, Keays)
Ruck: Gawn, Kreuzer (S Michael)
For: Dusty, Greene, Stringer, Wells, Anderson, Kerridge (Petracca, S Yarran)

The whole two of Greene/Stringer/Z Merrett/Buddy/Stevey J/Billings is the main thing I'm not sure of atm. Also my blatant Carlton bias in picking Matty Kreuzer haha. Might end up biting the bullet and picking Sinclair for some extra cash, but I name my team after Kreuzer most years…..WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    Kev · 06/03/2016 at 07:59

    You've gone too deep in defence which is making your other lines look weak. Midfield especially

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:45

    Get rid of Yeo, Malceski, Hipwood for cheaper rookies then upgrade your midfield. You have too many expensive mid rookies in Mills, Parish, Hopper, choose one then downgrade to cheaper rookies i.e mathieson.

@grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 00:57

Hey community, i know this isnt directly related to the article but i could really use some opinions/and or help, anyway this is my team right now:

R.Laird, K.Kolidjashnij, S.Docherty/J.Bartel (This is where i need help the most), J.Weitering, M.Brown (Ess), R.Bonner. (S.Collins, K.Collins)

P.Dangerfield, S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, O.Wines, T.Liberatore, D.Parish, S.Kerridge. (N.Freeman, B.Keays, R.Mathieson)

N.Naitanui, M.Gawn. (M.Cox)

H.Bennell, M.Barlow, Z.Merret, T.Greene, D.Wells, C.Petracca. (S.Grimley, M.Adams)

only 3K left in the bank, I feel 100% happy about all my premiums apart from S.Docherty and N.Naitanui. I'm not sure who i should choose out of Docherty/Bartel/Rich. Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.

    Kev · 06/03/2016 at 07:49

    Few of your rookie selections are off, keep an eye on this site for some better options.

    I don't buy into Bartel being rested. I prefer him over Doch as he's in a winning side.

    Bennell at F1 is a risk. I'm not sure if he's stepped up to full training but his workload has been managed this preseason

      Kegzlegs · 06/03/2016 at 10:08

      Winning side doesn't always help with defenders, McDonald scored significantly less when the demons won games.

      @grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 10:31

      What rookies would you suggest i get rid of? And i always thought that if a defender was in a losing side he'd have a higher chance of scoring more points because the ball would be in their defensive half more often.

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:44

    Any reason no Dusty?

      @grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 10:56

      He's let me down alot and hes extremely inconsistent, also couldnt really fit him in. id rather take a punt with bennell tbh.

      @grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 11:03

      Also, i've seen you around here alot and i love your contribution to the community, any chance you could tell me what your side is looking like right now?

        SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 11:17

        Sure! Subject to change of course

        Shaw, Laird, McGovern, Weitering, Byrne-Jones, Tucker, Broad, Collins
        Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Gresham, Petracca, Mathieson, MacPherson
        Goldstein, Gawn, Cox
        Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Menadue, Kerridge, Brown, Grimley, Adams

        Gone for a couple of left field picks in McGovern and Zorko. After watching McGovern play a few nights ago, he looked good. Zorko I feel will explode this year. I have been thinking about downgrading Zorko to Hall and when Hall hits his peak, trade him (Bruyn Maneuver) as I don't think he will be a keeper when Swallow, JOM, Prestia are all back fit and firing.

          @grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 12:32

          Yeah, i really like mcgovern actually, i've decided to replace docherty with him. and Zorko i also really like, im just not sure if i can fit him in or not. Really nice team man, im just not sure if goldstein is worth it, like you could possibly downgrade him to S.Martin or N.Naitanui and then upgrade one of your rookies to D.Wells, just my opinion though. Also any reasons why you've decided to pick C.Mills over D.Parish?

            SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 13:01

            Have seen Mills play 2 games whereas Parish only the one. Thats the only real reason. Also Mills being in a better team more points for that team.

              @grayson_lowee · 06/03/2016 at 14:18

              Yeah but with parish being in essendon hes a guaranteed starter, mills will be tough for him to break into the sydney midfield

                SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 14:40

                I think he already has broken in. Looked good off the half back.

          BigHaydos · 06/03/2016 at 16:22

          love the zorko comment mate, He is in for a huge year! My best mate played for qld through his junior years when zorko was captain for qld. Regularly talks to him and zorko is set for a ripper year apparently.

          My team

          Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering Byrne-Jones, Tucker, Collins, Hartley
          Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, JPK, Rockliff, MIlls, Parish, Gresham, Mathieson, Keays, Gore
          Goldy, Gawn, MIchael
          Martin, Zorko, Wingard, Wells, Kerridge, Brown, Grimley, Petracca

          12 keepers (2,5,2,3)
          2 possible keepers(1-0-0-1)
          plenty of cash cows too

          Looks like the lions game will be canceled. Really wanted to see RIch

Steven · 06/03/2016 at 05:27

Which of these 2 options do you think will score more points?

Option 1: Hurn, Lobbe and M Robinson

Option 2: Simpson, Gawn or Naitanui and D Menzel

    Kev · 06/03/2016 at 07:41


      West · 06/03/2016 at 08:55

      option 1 will probably score more points early on but option 2 would be the best option in the long run.

      I would look at Wells instead of Menzel aswell but both good picks

Adam · 06/03/2016 at 06:59

Are we going to see libba and crouch before round 1 ? Anyone

    BKW · 06/03/2016 at 09:05

    Yeah Libber is playing today I believe

      pa l · 06/03/2016 at 16:07

      and playing well

@emhoy · 06/03/2016 at 08:28

Please join plenty of spots left 114966

@emhoy · 06/03/2016 at 08:29

Also what percentage of ownership is considered a POD or unique choice. I am a little worried my team is starting to look like everyone else.

    Phil · 06/03/2016 at 11:08

    Best thing to do if you want a POD is pick a player who everyone had Pre-NAB that has had a bad NAB so everyone has jumped off, making him a POD. Yeo hasn't suddenly forgotten how to play football overnight, KK likewise.

      SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 12:14

      Yes I was hoping Wellsy would put in a no show yesterday.

      Now every bastard who previously had half a doubt now has him locked away. 🙁

        Derek · 06/03/2016 at 12:28

        I was a doubter, had Simpkin. I was looking for a norf forward cause of their good draw

          SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 12:34

          Yes you're one of those bastards Derek …. no offence. 🙂

    Derek · 06/03/2016 at 12:25

    Do worry about being same as everyone else, that is a good thing, we are all experts here and only have good teams

    Don't worry about POD's. It is the shark move that will set you apart, this may not come until once the season starts

Tony · 06/03/2016 at 08:56

What's your thoughts on Nakia Cockatoo guys???

    @emhoy · 06/03/2016 at 08:57

    Ben Kennedy at similar price is better pick I think Nakia being a young player will be very up and down.

    vchap · 06/03/2016 at 09:39

    Job sercurity is good. I suspect he will average around 60.

BKW · 06/03/2016 at 09:07

Good question – 10% or less I'd say, but you get into the 5% or less territory and that's even better if your looking for a positive point of difference – just gotta pick the right players 😉

mmmm · 06/03/2016 at 09:27

Hi community, would love some feedback on my team. Suggestions are welcome, and I have kept 204k free in the bank incase any changes are needed. Cheers

D: McGovern, Johanissen, Sheridan, Weitering, Hartley, Brown(ess) (Collins, Collins)
M: Ablett, Priddis, Sloane, Rockliff, Parker, Duncan, Libba, Mills (Gore, Gresham, Mathieson)
R: NicNat, Gawn (Cox)
F: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Wells, BKennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Grimely)

    mmmm · 06/03/2016 at 09:34

    Make that 252k to spend on upgrades, just swapped ben kennedy with Lincoln McCarthy. Good trade? Whose job security would be more favourable? I suspect their scoring outputs would be similar, and if they have a similar chance of keeping their spots in their respective 22s I'd go McCarthy and pocket 48k

    Kev · 06/03/2016 at 09:39

    Turn two of Sloane/Parker/Duncan into rolled gold premiums

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 09:42

      upgrade Sheridan to maybe Laird

      mmmm · 06/03/2016 at 09:56

      turned Sloane/Duncan into fyfe/Dangerfield so my midfield now is as follows:
      Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills (Gresham, Gore, Mathieson)
      Also had to swap cox to maboir chol from Richmond to enable the swap

Loyal RoughNuts · 06/03/2016 at 09:28

Rockliff vs Parker ?

What are peoples thoughts in respect to these 2. I have rocky at the moment but I'm sure I read somewhere leppa was looking at playing him more forward this yr due to the additions of bell and bastinac are people worried?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 09:34

    I just reckon he'll be rested in the FWD line due to the decreased interchange,JPK the same ,but we will see what happens today if he plays.

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:43

    Take both

    Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 11:26

    I wouldn't he too worried about mids like Fyfe, Danger, Rocky etc resting forward. They r all dangerous enough to score multiple goals while there. Good end up being a good thing

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 12:31

    Rocky really is a 'must have' given his ginormous scoring ceiling almost irregardless where he plays on the ground.

    I have both dudes locked in my team but if you can only squeeze in one it has to be Rocky without question.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 09:55

Thoughts on Jack Riewoldt as a POD ?

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:00

    Prefer Nick

    Amber · 06/03/2016 at 10:03

    Highest average is around 90, relies on goals too much too score in my opinion..

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 12:24


    If he drops $100K off a few quiet games then I'd look at him but I wouldn't start with him.

    DuckingTigers · 06/03/2016 at 21:13

    If by "POD" you mean Princess On Despondency I'd say okay. If you mean it in the SuperCoach sense then I'm sure everyone that answers this post will be in agreement.

Amber · 06/03/2016 at 09:58

Need help with three options, it's killing me D:
1- Kolodjashnij, Jacobs, Wells, Kommer
2- Weitering, Gawn, Wingard, Kommer
3- Weitering, Gawn, Billlings, Milera

    Kegzlegs · 06/03/2016 at 10:41

    2. Because I like weitering and gawn, for me Wingard could be Barlow, Martin or Dalhouse and Kommer could be Petracca or Kerridge or Mitch Brown.

    Not a big fan of Milera and Billings is an interesting pick

      Greg · 06/03/2016 at 10:42

      I agree

      Amber · 06/03/2016 at 11:12

      I already have all those rookies, Martin and Barlow, wingard would be F3 and used up all my cash with Kommer F6. So I'm stretching a bit

    tophawk · 06/03/2016 at 10:46

    That is a tough call!
    Probably best to beak it down a bit. Both Kommer and Wells both had good games yesterday. I would be quite happy to have Kommer on my forward bench after yesterday. Wells is great value at 243K so he could be a really good option for an F4 spot.
    Gawn ran riot a few weeks ago when he played in nab round 1. He plays again today. See how he goes today. If he doesnt break a leg and puts in a half decent showing then I would be confident in locking him in at either R1 or R2. Kolo had a pretty poor first up showing in Nab Rd1. Did not play Rd2. I would wait and see what he does in Rd3. Enough doubt for me at this stage to put him straight into my backline. Same with Jacobs, OK in first game, but did not play Rd2. Watch in Rd3 before considering. Milera to me is a very promising prospect. Played rd1 and r2 and was very impressive in both games. Definately a real option for F5 or F6 spot.
    Billings was rery rusty in Rd1. He plays again today against the Lions. Watch him like a hawk to see how he goes. We havent seen Wingard yet and there is talk that he is suffering with an injury niggle. Lets see if he plays Rd3. Lastly, Weitering is exciting. Number 1 draft pick and had an excellent debut in Rd1. Watch in remaining games, but is one to seriously consider for a D4 or D5 spot.

    If I had to choose an option right now I would go option 2. Hope it helps!

      Amber · 06/03/2016 at 11:22

      I'll definitely watch closely in the nab games. Having weitering in my team is at D4 so my backline looks a bit weak..

      Mmm suppose it's a matter of having guns or an even spread

    DuckingTigers · 06/03/2016 at 21:15

    , any , team , without, Kommer, would, be, recomended,,,,,,,,,,

Randy · 06/03/2016 at 10:04

Shiel or Parker?

    Aaron · 06/03/2016 at 10:37

    Personally I would go Parker

Steven · 06/03/2016 at 10:15

4- Yeo, Gawn, Wells, Milera

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:28

    Please don't pick Yeo ^

Aaron · 06/03/2016 at 10:36

Toby Greene or Chad Wingard?

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 10:43

    Wingard easily

    tophawk · 06/03/2016 at 10:51


    Amber · 06/03/2016 at 11:25

    depends what you do with the extra 100k

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 12:18

    Hard to go past Tobias for the money.

    Along with Barlow and Wells there's no way I can see starting without both in my forward line as those names have remained a constant in Addicts all preseason. I'll be waiting and seeing on The Chad.

The Beard · 06/03/2016 at 11:20

Hey lads,

Would love some input and opinions on latest squad that I'm currently running with.

Shaw, Laird, Bartel, McDonald, Brown, Hartley, Broad, Collins

Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, M Crouch, Liba, Mills, Parish, Gresham, Keays, Mathieson

Goldy, Nic Nat, Cox

Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Kerrige, Petracca, Grimley, AMT

I am leaning towards dropping a rookie defender likely Broad and then dumping either Parish or Gresham for a cheaper rookie and upgrading Broad to Dea.


    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 11:25

    Downgrade Mills and Parish and upgrade Crouch. You seem to be 1 premo too short in the middle

harry · 06/03/2016 at 11:28

adams, wines or parker

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 11:32


    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 12:26

    Parker but considering Adams

Dave · 06/03/2016 at 11:53

Would love some input

Shaw, laird, kk, brown Hartley Collins (Byrne, tucker)
Fyfe, danger, pendles, gaz, jpk, rock, libba, Gresham( Cunningham, Mathieson, Phillips)
Goldy nic Nat (grimley)
Dusty, Barlow, menadue McCarthy,kerridge, petracca (hunt, mc tip)

    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 12:25

    way too much spend in Midfield/ruck
    Maybe downgrade pendles to a Parker to upgrade Menadue
    Two 500k plus defenders is interesting but they'll produce week in week out
    good luck mate!

      Dave · 06/03/2016 at 12:36

      I see your point, my other option is to go jpk to a rookie or parish or wells and going menadue to a wingard type. I just don't see a point in picking a player that won't be top 10 in their position. And right now it seems easiest to determine who will be a top ten mid rather than any other position.

thedd · 06/03/2016 at 11:55

Fyfe, Dangerfield and Sheridan
Sloane, Duncan, Laird + 50k

Personally option 1 appeals to me

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 12:03

    Gotta go option 1. 2 set and forget premiums and a stepping stone to another premium

pup · 06/03/2016 at 11:59

i know i asked this early but got 595k to get a mid i already have fyfe, danger, ablett, priddis, rockliff, libba and a rookie but to fill my last mid spot i am looking for a big POD, who do you think will be best POds in the MIds, thoughts would be appriciated

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 12:04

    Can you scrounge another few $$$ to get Gray?

      thedd · 06/03/2016 at 12:06


    Dave · 06/03/2016 at 12:07

    Armitage possibly.

      pup · 06/03/2016 at 12:21

      can afford gray but would prefer someone with less ownship, armitage i feel wont be as good this year but maybe jack steven, i had murph after the byes last year and he delivered but my only question about murph is will he cop the tag or will cripps or gibbs get it

        SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 13:34

        Gray has a low ownership since he has lost DPP, Steven's efficiency hurts his score a lot.

    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 12:22


    tophawk · 06/03/2016 at 13:46

    Why not Parker? Parker is as good as any on your list. Save yourself 57K to spend elsewhere.

    Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 14:35

    Adams, Treloar, Armitage, Miles, Ward , Gaff

thedd · 06/03/2016 at 12:10


    Aaron · 06/03/2016 at 12:31


Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 12:21

Dusty and Parker
JPK and Wingard
Leaning towards option two at the moment

    Aaron · 06/03/2016 at 12:30

    Option 1

Francis · 06/03/2016 at 12:23

JPK, Gray, Parker or Ward?

    Dave · 06/03/2016 at 12:27

    Jpk for consistency
    Gray for upside
    The other two for value. I personally don't see a point in picking a mid unless they'll be top 10 or will make you 200k so I'd pick either jpk or gray as they're the best chance of achieving that.

      Derek · 06/03/2016 at 13:39

      I agree Dave. JPK is consistent and likely top 10

      Whoever you pick you expect to have them all year.

HHH · 06/03/2016 at 12:53

Isaac Heeney? Thoughts?

    Vchap · 06/03/2016 at 13:00


    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 13:15


    Krups · 06/03/2016 at 13:24

    Not for me this year

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 16:08

    If he didn't have recurring knee tendinitis I'd definitely consider him.

    Will one day be a star mid for the Swans but I could see him getting 'managed' this season if that knee flares up again so regrettably a no from me too.

Jimbob · 06/03/2016 at 13:00

Barlow, Stringer and Heeney as F1/2/3?

    Krups · 06/03/2016 at 13:23

    Like Barlow and Stringer in the forward line but Stringer better at F3 or F4. Not sure on Heeney

Boydo · 06/03/2016 at 13:04

Wells or D. Menzel?

    Tippi · 06/03/2016 at 13:13


    Krups · 06/03/2016 at 13:22


    Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:37


Tippi · 06/03/2016 at 13:05

Charlie Dixon or Isaac Heeney as midpriced forward option other than Wells?

    james · 06/03/2016 at 13:12

    wouldn't go for any of them you are better off getting conca, lobb or craig bird or just go for wells

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 13:15

    De Goey if you need a mid priced forward

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 13:22

      I'll be looking at B.Kennedy today priced @ 189k also DPP

    Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 14:37


    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 16:14

    Dixon … seriously?!

    You must be new here. 🙂

    Heeney also has some health concerns with knee tendinitis that comes and goes so I'd probably skip him too.

Krups · 06/03/2016 at 13:22

Goldy and a rookie in the midfield or Gawn and Miils? Thanks

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 13:31

    I've gone off Goldy a bit, he has Jacobs,Martin,Gawn & Sandi as opponents in the Roos first 4 games, I have Nic Nat & Gawn atm , I just think @ 695k you can save 100k plus and spend it somewhere else.

      SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 13:35

      Do you have a plan to get him in if you don't start him?

        'Don't Blush Babbie' · 06/03/2016 at 13:42

        Both Nic Nat & Gawn have the same byes in R14 so maybe then or earlier,Goldy has the R15 bye, thats my plan but as you know we need about 47 plans as things can come unstuck at any time.

          SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 14:19

          Why waste a trade? Just start with him. You will need 2 trades to get him in, 1 downgrade, 1 upgrade

            Pinidu · 06/03/2016 at 14:45

            Not exactly, becuase using the funds created by not having Goldy in the first place should allow you to have a keeper elsewhere.

              SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 15:22

              Doubt Mills is a keeper in the OP's choice dilemma although I understand where you are coming from Pinidu.

      tophawk · 06/03/2016 at 14:08

      I had the same concerns about Goldy in his first 4 rounds. Trigger Happy alerted me to the fact that Goldy scored heavily against all these guys when he played them last year. I think it was 155 vs Gawn, 117 vs Sandi, 140 vs Martin, and 128 vs Jacobs.

      That got me thinking big time. Decided to start with Goldy in rd 1.


        SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 15:26

        Yes I decided to just pay overs and lock Goldy in. I'm not starting with Shaw so I reckon I can afford one overpriced bugger in my team. Don't want to miss out on North's early draw.

    Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 14:39

    Goldy and the right cheap rookie

Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 14:16

BACKS – Docherty Birchall Yeo Smith Weitering Brown (ess) Bench- Hartley Tipungwuti
MID – Ablett Shiel Rockliff Parker Liberatore Crouch Parish Kerridge
Bench – Jansen Hibberd Cunningham
RUCKS – Mumford Gawn
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Barlow Tippet Greene Simpkin Kennedy
Bench – Kommer Petracca

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 14:17

    Don't like Smith or Yeo. Couple of big guns short in the mid

      Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 14:24

      I have looked at downgrading one of them to Collins and upgrading the other to KK then i can go Crouch to Fyfe in the mids

        SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 14:28

        100% do that trade ^

          Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 14:34

          Just waiting to see how Collins goes today or Bartel instead of KK

    Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 14:47

    I like that your top 6 mids are all priced cheap for what they should produce this year. How many do u see as premo mid keepers though?
    Yeo and Smith r risky picks , but Yeo could come good.

      Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 15:03

      with that midfield the top 4 have been picked as keepers. libba could also be one but depends on his average

        Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 15:08

        If your right and Shiel and Parker turn into absolute top notch mids then your cash invest there is great

        Grahame Lebroy · 06/03/2016 at 15:12

        I would have Danger or Fyfe in there instead of 1 though just my thoughts

          Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 15:22

          as stated above I'm looking at bringing one of them in for crouch

    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 16:13

    Downgrade Smith and one of Greene/Tippett
    Big mummy hurt his ankle on the weekend too injury prone Nic Nat way to go.
    Heaps of risk in that backline maybe Docherty out for KK or Bartel
    Don't like the role Birchall plays downgrade him
    Good luck this year mate

      Gord29 · 06/03/2016 at 16:24

      smith is going. i always like having ruck cover hence the tippett selection and hoping mummy can start off on fire and will be able to swap him to goldstein if he gets injured

Haychh · 06/03/2016 at 14:41

B.Kennedy (MEL) or Milera?

    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 16:08

    Not a big fan of either maybe Mendue from Richmond?

      Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:37

      I second the Menadue selection

Pinidu · 06/03/2016 at 14:43

Community, could I please have your thoughts on a question that has been bugging me all summer….

Would having Tom Liberatore at M5 be okay (assuming that M1-4 are elite premiums) or should he be at M6?


    George · 06/03/2016 at 14:47

    I have him @ M7

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 14:55

    Depends Pinidu, show us your team mate!

      Pinidu · 06/03/2016 at 15:13

      Ok, here it is:
      D: Laird, Simpson, Bartel, Sheridan, Brown, Hartley (Bonner, Broad)
      M: Fyfe, Ablett, Pendles, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Parish, Oliver (Gore, Mathieson, MacPherson)
      R: Martin, Nic Nat (Cox)
      F: Chopsticks, Barlow, Merret, Greene, Wells, Kerridge (Petracca, Grimley)

        CynicAl · 06/03/2016 at 15:28

        I'd be trying to find an extra proven mid.

        SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:28

        He could easily be m6, downgrade Mills, Parish and Oliver to 2 rookies and upgrade one of them

        SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 15:32

        Yes Libba at M5 is certainly doable but I reckon M6 is the sweet spot for most coaches. Only because we have so many great cheapies to choose from up forward this season and seemingly less in the middle than usually is the case.

        I'll likely be starting with Libba at M6 or even M7 depending on the final rookie distribution by Rd1.

          SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:38

          Agree SCaddict.

    CynicAl · 06/03/2016 at 15:04

    I've got him at M8 Pinny but sheridan is my D3

CynicAl · 06/03/2016 at 14:43

Looking like Dunkley will suddenly be a 'had him since day 1' in everyones squad after today

    magpie4ver · 06/03/2016 at 15:17

    Nope………… but he's been in and out and waiting to see how does.

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 15:36

    I'm a little miffed my Swannies passed on him with their father son access. Didn't want to pay the draft points.

Marco_Polo94 · 06/03/2016 at 15:23

Goodness this season of SuperCoach appears wide open. I'm not enjoying how many enticing mid pricers there are, logged in this morning to find 5 on my team….

    CynicAl · 06/03/2016 at 15:31

    Yeah it's a disease. I've got 7!
    3 in def, 2 mids, 1 ruck and 2FWDs, all between 351k and 477k

      SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:38

      Some who are over 400k aren't really mid pricers. I.e Bartel/McGovern type, if you plan on keeping them, they aren't mid pricers.

Qwert · 06/03/2016 at 15:29

In the real stuff with Collingwood's full midfield in, will De Goey even get a run? and if so, would he be able to go near his output in his first nab match? I have 332k to spend on my last forward spot (the rest of my fwds are Barlow, Stringer, Wells, BKennedy, Kerridge, Petracca and Grimely) and I was contemplating either him or Dan Menzel, or even a cheaper option in Milera

tyler101 · 06/03/2016 at 15:39

Struggling to choose between wells and Menzel. Thoughts

    Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 16:13

    Wells for me save you 12k and will produce better more consistent scores

    Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:36

    I've gone Menzel at this stage. Both risky, obviously, but I'm convinced Menzel is an absolute jet. Should score well enough leading up to an upgrade

Jack Hoff · 06/03/2016 at 15:40

1st attempt – very arousing selections

Backs :suckling, gold sack, dick, stretch, bonnet,Johnson. (Skinner,brown)
Mids : side bottom, Picken, swallow, wood, hiscox, long, Johnson, swallow (Jack, cunnington, deboer)
Rucks : wood, cox (hickey)
Fwds : Adcock, sexton, Dickson, cockatoo, Pickett, Crocker (short, hardwick)

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:47

    This team is highly arousing, cannot believe you took the time to make this team ahahah!

Jack Hoff · 06/03/2016 at 15:47

1st attempt – very arousing selections correction, there should be a bonner on the back line – I thought he was a bit stiff to miss

Backs :suckling, gold sack, dick, stretch, bonner,Johnson. (Skinner,brown)
Mids : side bottom, Picken, swallow, wood, hiscox, long, Johnson, swallow (Jack, cunnington, deboer)
Rucks : wood, cox (hickey)
Fwds : Adcock, sexton, Dickson, cockatoo, Pickett, Crocker (short, hardwick)

    Mailman · 06/03/2016 at 15:50

    This team looks half cocked

Lazy_Simmo · 06/03/2016 at 15:56

Apologies for not commenting often community, always lurking & always thoroughly enjoying the wisdom & humour.
Totally off topic but wanted to ask The Barron and communities thoughts on Rory Sloane Ranger?
114 avg in 2014. Injury effected price for 2016? No 'Danger' of team mates taking points from him this year?
What is my fascination with this head first in the contest Crows leader?! Why do I feel there might be value?

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:58

    He is value no doubt about it, just he will be the number 1 mid and it is yet to be seen how he copes with a tag.

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 16:22

    Probably a good selection although there are a few unknowns that won't get answered until the season proper gets underway.

    Should be decent POD as most coaches won't be able to squeeze him in with the likes of Rocky, Parker, Wines and Shiel all cheaper.

SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 15:57

Brisbane and STK game has been cancelled due to weather conditions

    magpie4ver · 06/03/2016 at 16:19

    That blows…..want see a lot of those players from both sides.

    SCaddict · 06/03/2016 at 16:25

    Well that sucks!

    So much fantasy relevance gone to waste.

Qwert · 06/03/2016 at 16:14

Lin Jong anyone?

    magpie4ver · 06/03/2016 at 16:17

    not for me

BundyBear · 06/03/2016 at 16:19

Howdy everyone. I had a full league but someone pulled out. Have 1 spot available if anyone is interested. Leaue number is 193755. Feel free to join.

Ethan017 · 06/03/2016 at 16:19

Laird, KK, Johannsien, Weitering, Dea, Brown (ess) (Broad, Mcdonal-tipungwuti)
Fyfe, Danger, Gazza, JPK, Rocky, Libba, B.Crouch, Parish (Keays, Mathieson, Freeman)
Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)
Wingard, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Petracca, Cox)
Love to hear your thoughts

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 16:21

    Get rid of Crouch

      Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:34

      I agree. Crouch out for a Gresham/Mills type I reckon. Or swap Dea for Hartley and see what you can do to a Crouch upgrage.

in the house · 06/03/2016 at 16:21

Rory Laird and Lincoln McCarthy
Jason Johannisen and Daniel Menzel

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 16:29


    Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:33

    I've gone Laird and Menzel at this stage. However I also have McCarthy (but on the bench). Not completely sold on JJ just yet. I'm a bit hesitant.

Ben · 06/03/2016 at 16:28

Here is my teams lads!

Back Line: Heath Shaw, Rory Laird, Kade Kolodjashnij, Mitch Brown, Michael Hartley, Darcy Tucker (Kieran Collins & Anthony Mcdonald – Tipungwuti)

Midfield: Nat Fyfe, Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Pendlebury, Garry Ablett, Tom Rockliff, Tom Liberatore, Jade Gresham, Rhys Mathieson (Dean Gore, David Cuningham & Mitchell Hibberd)

Ruckman: Todd Goldstein & Max Gawn (Darrean Wyatt)

Forward Line: Dustin Martin, Dayne Zorko, Michael Barlow, Daniel Wells, Sam Kerridge, Christian Petracca (Nick Kommer & Mason Cox)

Advice please!!!

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 16:30

    Like everyone else's team. Looks good.

    Eric_the_Red · 06/03/2016 at 16:32

    very very similar to mine mate, so obviously I like it. For me its a KK vs Bartel decision at D3 and a Wells vs Menzel decision at F4. Not much I don't like about this team. Rookies obviously will be a wait and see. Good luck.

tophawk · 06/03/2016 at 16:49

Not happy Jan!!!! Lions and Saints match abandoned due to heavy rain in Mackay. Cant friggin believe it. Was hanging out to see all those rookies, Billings, Zorko, Rich, Rockliff etc etc. 🙁

    SC_Beast · 06/03/2016 at 16:54

    Yes, i was looking forward to seeing Rich in particular as I see him sliding into my D3 position if he performs well.

Dale. · 07/03/2016 at 11:26

whats the go with Jed Anderson? are we likely to see him?

Big G · 07/03/2016 at 13:01

Taylor Adams a better prospect than Dahll? Why isn't Lids featuring in many teams?

TYSON · 09/03/2016 at 22:25


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