How Deep is your Fantasy love?

We tackle some big preseason questions this week community.

We cover the weekend’s NAB Challenge games, and also wrestle with 3 of the toughest situations facing all fantasy footballers this preseason.

Important notes as discussed in the podcast;

Congratulations MATTHEW MARKIEWICZ – you’ve won tickets to the exclusive Adelaide CoachKings launch this Thursday night mate!!

Let’s get this discussion cranking community




573 Comments

jehtt · 07/03/2016 at 11:56

best midfield and defensive rookies? cheers

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 14:28

    How long is a piece of string? It's all guess work until the teams r named though a couple of bombers should b there Rd 1.

sPod87 · 07/03/2016 at 12:02

Morning Community, thoughts on my team

Backs/ Laird, Bartel, Johannisen, Sheridan, Brown, Hartley
Mids/ Fyfe, Danger, Sloan, Rocky, Gaz, Duncan, Libba, Kerridge
Rucks/ Gawn, Curry
Fwds/ Martin, Barlow, Franklin, De Goey, Wells, McCarthy

Thoughts please. Cheers

    daisy · 07/03/2016 at 12:30

    You obviously can't have Currie at R2. Cull Duncan or Sloane, buy a rookie and upgrade Currie

    Jez · 07/03/2016 at 14:41

    Reckon you're a premo too heavy in the mids, sPod87. I would go Sloane/Duncan down to a rookie and upgrade Currie to a genuine premo ruck.

Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 12:03

need a defensive option for under 480k already have Laird and Bartel

    Nathan · 07/03/2016 at 12:17

    Docherty

    Kano · 07/03/2016 at 12:56

    Lonergan

    Kev · 07/03/2016 at 13:00

    McGovern

    Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 13:02

    Rosa Gold Coast

    Sana · 07/03/2016 at 14:05

    Woever gives ya that feeling in ya loins

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 16:58

    Hey Ethan, i'd say some good options are Docherty, Johannisen, Mcgovern and sheridan, Good Luck Choosing 🙂

    wombatsfc · 07/03/2016 at 18:32

    Click the 'Players' button in super coach, turn on the filters, select defenders and then sort by price you'll see that there's more than 100 under 480k.

Tom McV · 07/03/2016 at 12:07

Option 1- Max Gawn/ Zac Smith ($178,000) in the bank
Option 2- Stefan Martin/ Max Gawn ($5,100) in the bank

Im leaning towards option 1! Thoughts?

    General Soreness · 07/03/2016 at 12:12

    You are leaning the wrong way imho! Although I will caveat that by saying it depends what you do with the other $178K.

    daisy · 07/03/2016 at 13:00

    You can go option 1 only if you're planning to upgrade Smith to Goldy later on. Otherwise clearly option 2

      Gold Rush · 07/03/2016 at 15:16

      I'm doing exactly that, I reckon we are all going to be in a shuffle when the first round teams are announced as I think there are not going to be enough of them making the first round to facilitate a purely GnR structure. Just my 2 cents worth!

    Gold Rush · 07/03/2016 at 15:29

    Spewin, took the punt and settled on Gawn / Smith prior to knowing Jockstar's structure, might have to alter it now.

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 16:59

    Zach smith is much too risky IMO, would much rather a proven ruck duo like option 2, go with that one bud

    nick · 07/03/2016 at 18:01

    that is what u did then used that cash to remove simpkin and bought libby in thatz smith gwan

Rabbits16 · 07/03/2016 at 12:18

The intro.. deeeeeep jock, touched me in my special place!!

Tom · 07/03/2016 at 12:25

is goldy a lock?

    Chill · 07/03/2016 at 15:04

    did you listen to the podcast?

      Tom · 07/03/2016 at 15:30

      just trying to get other peoples opinions m8

        Chill · 07/03/2016 at 17:18

        Alright then. I'm torn, made room for him but the cost hurt me too much. It was painful. I'm now on Gawn and Nic Nat. Might change back though before the season starts. Its the difference between taking Mills, Weitering etc. Or 117k rookies.

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 17:00

    He's a fantastic player, we all know this, however i just cant justify his price tag. Much rather a Naitanui/Gawn or a S.Martin/Gawn combo instead. Up to you however.

Rick Grimes · 07/03/2016 at 12:27

Sam Gray, flying under the radar?

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 07/03/2016 at 17:34

    shhhhh, let him be

    Ethan · 07/03/2016 at 19:40

    not sure if coincident but he only started scoring well once wines dislocated his shoulder against st kilda

Jack · 07/03/2016 at 12:30

Guys could use thoughts
Def: laird,Gibson,pittard,Sheridan,weitering,Collins bench Hartley Bryn-jones
Mid: Fyfe,Ablett,haneberry,Shiel,rocky,Libba,parish,kerridge. Bench gore,Mathieson,polkinghorne
Ruck: Gawn,lobbe. Bench chol
Fwd: Martin,Barlow,n Riewoldt ,wells,b kennedy, m brown. Bench petracca,grimly

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 17:01

    N.Riewoldt is a huge risk, and unless you are going for a POD, there are much better options. Also get rid of lobbe, regardless of him being number one ruck at port, hes just not fantasy relevant enough.

      The benchmark · 07/03/2016 at 18:05

      Any player that scores points is fantasy relevant. Every player has to be considered . Lobbe is a pass for me aswell though

        Crowmagnon · 08/03/2016 at 17:24

        Love the N Riewolt pick. Could go huge early. Definitely a risk, but maybe a big buffalo jump.
        I would use your cash to upgrade Lobbe. I think he is way riskier than St Nick.

Jack · 07/03/2016 at 12:31

156k left

Knackerbags · 07/03/2016 at 12:32

Well Community there is not long to go, I have put together what I think is a reasonable team but like many others I would appreciate any comments that you have. I am very happy with my mids, rucks and forwards. Still have a worry about the backs. Comments welcome.
BACKS: Shaw, KK, Yeo, A. Francis, M.Brown, K. Collins with Bonner and Hartley on the bench

MIDS" Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Libertore, Mills, C.Oliver, J.Hopper with Aish, Petracca and Mathieson on the bench

RUCKS: Martin, Sinclair and H.Mckay on the bench.

FORWARDS: Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Betts, Kerridge, Grimley and Cockatoo and Papley (Syd) on the bench

    medadsson · 07/03/2016 at 12:52

    Wouldn't go near yo yo Yeo. I'd rather McGovern as he seems to impact a game at the right times. No Sheridan? Been pushing him all year. Have a look at how he finnished last year off including finals. Will play the old Duffield role and has a great motor!

    Mitch35 · 07/03/2016 at 12:52

    Looking good so far, just not worth having aish on the bench obviously..

      Knackerbags · 07/03/2016 at 13:43

      Only had him in because he was DPP. Also with that midfield I only have $7500.00 left.
      I think that I will ditch Yeo as well.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 14:35

    Not sure Francis will play Rd 1. Think he is the recovery group.4 players between $2-300k rooks in the mid is too many imho esp aish on the bench too much $ sitting here idle. But if u r happy back yourself but I would upgrade one of them to another gun mid.

    Mike · 07/03/2016 at 20:27

    Isn’t Mckay out now for a good while. Haven’t heard much about those two brothers. In betweener duds?

      Crowmagnon · 08/03/2016 at 17:26

      Big crows fan, but I would stay away from Eddie Betts, small forwards are too inconsistent.

Jadyn · 07/03/2016 at 12:47

Merrett or Greene ?

    Jonathon · 07/03/2016 at 12:52

    I personally think Greene; there's more upside with him

    Mitch35 · 07/03/2016 at 12:55

    Greene will probably be more consistant, merret won't score highly in the games where they are pumped!
    I may be wrong but that's my fear at the moment

      SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 16:41

      I tend to agree Mitch.

      It's hard to know how much these expected poundings will affect Don premos but it surely can't be a good thing especially for their mids and forwards.

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 17:03

    Well personally i like both, and have them both in my team. Honestly just pick whichever suits your team, if you needd the extra 40K elsewhere then go greene.

    Shake n bake · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

    Hall?

3. votes · 07/03/2016 at 12:50

Thoughts on my team? Cheers
Def- Laird, K.Koldjasni,J.Mcgovern, T.Sherridan, M.Brown, M.Hartley (D Byrne-jones, K.Collins)
mid- Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, M.Duncan, Libba, Mills, Jansen (Cunningham, Mathesion, Clarke)
Ruc- Blicavs, Gawn (Cox)
Fwd-Martin, Wingard, Barlow, De Goey, Menadue, L.McCarthy (Kerridge, Petrecca)

    @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 17:04

    Really, really impressive team, i honestly can barely fault it, duncan in midfield is a small risk but apart from that excellent job

TheHeMan · 07/03/2016 at 13:01

G'day Community! Would like a bit of feedback on my team thanks! Here it is:

Back: Houli, Laird, Simpson, Sheridan, Weitering, K Collins (Lee, Brown (Ess) )

Midfield: Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Rockliff, M Crouch, Libba, Mills, Parish (Gresham, Goodyear, Dunkley)

Rucks: Martin, Gawn (Wyatt for loophole)

Forward: Martin, Barlow, Z Merret, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Petracca, Grimley)

Bit of uncertainty around rookies of course…a few make or break decisions with the mid pricers too!

Thanks guys!

TheHeman

    Korza · 07/03/2016 at 14:59

    First look 8/10 —– On paper, looks a well spread team.
    Second look 7/10–Missed the Houli Pick auto -1
    Final perusal 6/10-Then i started counting. 4/200K, 3/300K , throw in Menadue at 150kplus, and Gresham benched at 144k

    You are going to have migraines all year with trades. Difficult team to manage. Good Luck !!!

Tamo · 07/03/2016 at 13:01

Thoughts community:

Def: Laird, Kolodjashnij, johannisan, z. Williams, Sheridan, brown (Hartley, bonner)

Mid: fyfe, ablett, j. Steven, shiel, Rockliff, liberatore, Gresham, Mathieson (Keays, petracca, gore)

Ruck: Goldstein, Gawn (Michael)

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, wells, Milera, McCarthy, kerridge (kommer, Adams)

Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 13:04

Awesome Podcast guys!!
NAB 1 seemed we had multiple R3 options, now it feels like they've all disappeared after disappointing second games! I'm leaning towards Grimley just because I think he'll play, but not sure he'll score well.
IMO there are plenty of defensive rookie options. I'm with Patch and going with 5 in defence at this stage as well. Whereas I'm finding it harder to find midfield rookies who I feel have decent job security outside of Mills, Parish and Oliver who are all over $200k. These are the reasons I've gone skinny in defence and forward, and loaded up the midfield and rucks a lot more.
I'm finding the selection of a team this year facinating! In previous years I've always gone with only 4 premo mids, so it feels almost weird having it stacked but there is just so much value given all the injuries to premos last year.
Keep up the good work guys, I'm looking forward to the podcast following the final weekend of NAB games and the lead up to round 1.

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 13:51

    Whats your team look like Sarah?

      Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:02

      Hi SC Beast,

      My current team is:

      Def: Shaw, Laird, Lonergan, Dea, Byrne-Jones, Hartley (Brown (Ess), K Collins)
      Mids: Danger, Ablett, R Gray, Ward, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills (Oliver, Petracca, Mathieson)
      Rucks: Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)
      Fwds: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Curren, Menadue, Kerridge (Milera, AMT)

        SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 14:08

        Are you not worried that Ward and Parker may not be top 10 by season end? Or are you just selecting for value?

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:13

          I'm banking on Ward to go 110+ again and play 22 games. Compared to Fyfe last year, Ward scored more total points. I'm banking on durability as well as value. Fyfe's back and injury history scares me. I want the players I start with to play 22 games. Everyone will have Libba and rightly so. It's unknown yet whether he'll be a stepping stone or a keeper, but I'm thinking if he's a stepping stone, then he may be the last upgrade. My other team option has Dusty instead of Hall, but that's a decision for the week of round 1.

            Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 14:27

            Forget my question you've just answered it in your last reply. I like your side and tend to agree the midfield rookies are harder to pick this year

            OldOcker · 07/03/2016 at 15:34

            Sarah,
            Great minds think alike, Love the analysis on your reasoning for selection.
            I am going very similar.
            Good Luck for the coming season.

              Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 17:58

              Thanks OldOcker, good luck to you too!
              And well done and thanks for your efforts on this years spreadsheet. You're a community treasure! 🙂

        Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 14:18

        If you're going to stack the midfield Sarah why no Fyfe, Pendles or Priddis? Just thinking if you had them in now you'd be using less trades later on to get them in

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:25

          I have my reasons. I'm worried about Fyfe's durability, not sure where Pendles will be playing with Treloar and De Goey getting more midfield time, and Priddis can usually be picked up cheaper during the season if you want him. I've looked at each of my mids closely, and these are the guys I think will score well and play 22 games.

            Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 14:30

            I like Ward and as you've mentioned he is very durable and should play all season. He's a very good POD player. I've just never had the plums to go with him or for that matter to many others from the GWS.

              Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:35

              I picked him up 2 years ago after he was KO'd by Richard Douglas. He went on to average 116 for the rest of the year in my team. Hoping he'll do that for me again for the whole year!!

                Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 15:59

                I remember that and he's only gotten better since then. Tags don't seem to bother him and he just keeps going about his business. It will be interesting to see how the departure of Treloar might effect him now

            Holty · 07/03/2016 at 14:32

            i like ur reasoning. Same reason im not starting Fyfe. I have JPK simply for durability. But not starting Danger either as selected Pendles instead.

              Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:37

              I like JPK too. But I'm backing in Parker to be the best swans mid this year, and i have a personal policy not to double up in the midfield from the same team!

                Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 14:40

                Loving the look of Parker, but also loving Viney. Between those 2 for my M5/6 spot atm

                  Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:43

                  Viney does look good doesn't he!!

                Derek · 07/03/2016 at 14:55

                if any of the swans mid-fielders need to go forward to kick goals while Tippet is in Ruck, i think it will be Parker.

                  Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 15:00

                  I read JPK expected to spend more time forward this year too. With the cap on rotations, they'll all spend more time forward. You just have to hope that while your mid premo is resting forward that they snag a goal while they're there!!

                    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 18:28

                    I think every midfielder will spend more time in the forward line this year as they wont be resting on the bench anymore with the reduced interchange this year. I simply think it will mean they will spend more time on field so wont effect the scoring that much imo

                  Mike. · 08/03/2016 at 22:37

                  The other Parker Heeney will do that too. But agree Parker will kick a few this year moping up Tippet and Buddy’s scraps. My main concern with Parker is he has no concern for his own body.

                Joballs · 08/03/2016 at 10:44

                But you have Parker and Mills from The Swans?

                  Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 10:58

                  I should have clarifed that the policy only applies to premo's! Mills is a rookie, that doesn't count!

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 14:50

        Who is curren? Haven't heard of him. Intersting tack that one Sarah. Yeah really not sure on mid field rooks but guess they will appear? Def is the same I was looking at going 3 cheap rooks in def on the field but not sure I could field 3. So gone to withering who I think will play Rd 1.

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 14:59

          Hey Trigger! It's Tom Curren from the saints. I prefer Dea to Weitering. Mature body, non-first year player and slightly cheaper.

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 15:24

            Ah I see. Can always count on you to throw in a couple of curly ones. 🙂 I like that u have selected your team based in who u think will play 22 games. Hope u r right as abs and rocky have made that list. As u know have been big on laird from day dot (was my first picked def in my first draft) now no longer a pod 🙁 hope gray continues to fly in under the radar.

              Marcus · 07/03/2016 at 16:03

              I have the exact same midfield as you sarah

                Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:03

                Let's hope it's a good one Marcus!!

              Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:02

              Cheers Trigger! I hope I'm right too! Impact injuries like Ablett, Rockliff and Sloane are just plain unlucky and I don't believe you should be put off selecting them the following year just because of a bit of bad luck! I'd have been more than happy to pick Sloane too if not for the Danger leaving factor. As it is I need to see what effect that has had before picking him. He might be one to put on the list for next year.
              Yeah, it surprised me a bit when I looked at the total point scores and Ward had outscored Fyfe for points. As a starter, overall points is what you want! Plus he's a nice POD so that's a bonus too!
              Laird is one of my fav crows, he just continues to get the job done and it's actually surprising how much of the ball he gets.

                TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 20:48

                Just got a shiver as i remember i had those three and wines last year. Impact injuries boy they were killers. But i think u gotta have abs and rocky. Just so good and value. Sloane is a gun but like u need to see how dangerous he can be. I'm going the traditional path gnr with the exception of libba and my breakout boy stringer. Wells is a high priced rookie who picks himself if fit and wethering in def as he loves to take an interception mark and lets face it he is going to get plenty of marks in the blues defence.

                  Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:55

                  I avoided Ablett the first time, but I had Rockliff, Sloane, Wines… and I picked up Murphy right before he did his shoulder!! It was definitely one of those years! Hopefully we'll get more luck this year!

                    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 21:34

                    Surely history couldn't repeat – famous last words eh? I worked out last year i used 18 trades on LTI'S! But now we wipe the slate clean and go again, onwards and upwards.

        Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 17:33

        I have a similar structure, makes me feel less silly about having wells at F3. I kinda want matty crouch in midfield too, but don't have the balls.

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:04

          It does look weird doesn't it! But I'm happy to start without Dusty… other than him, I'm not confident on the output of any other forward at this stage, and there's plenty of affordable rookies, particularly second year players who remain cheap because of the sub rule.

        Matt · 07/03/2016 at 17:35

        Which Lonergan is that Sarah and why do you like him?

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:05

          Jesse Lonergan from Gold Coast. He's been playing in the midfield over the NAB games and Rocket has stated he'll be taking Swallows spot in there. Has been impressive with contested ball and clearances. I've seen enough to put him in my defence.

            Mike. · 08/03/2016 at 22:44

            I thought he got injured and will miss a few weeks? Just check and they say he’ll be back for round 1, Still not the most encouraging news.

              Sarah · 09/03/2016 at 08:00

              I'm not too worried Mike. There's 3 weeks between that game and Round 1. Plenty of time for recovery etc. He's cheap enough that I'm comfortable taking that risk.

        The Ranger · 07/03/2016 at 21:56

        Nice looking team Sarah, I've gone big in the mids too but have opted to stick with a weaker ruck line (Goldy/Lobbe) in order to boost my Fwd and Def lines a little more.
        It's certainly a very different feel to this preseason eh?
        Good luck for the year ahead and fingers crossed we can at least have a few less injuries!

          Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 07:48

          Thanks Ranger. I feel like it's getting close to being finished!
          As always the ruck line can be fickle and I just feel better when I've gone set and forget options there. But I can definitely understand the logic and temptation behind going with Lobbe at R2.
          It feels very different this preseason. I think the abolishment of the sub rule is why we've been left with all these great midprice options (please feel free to replace the word 'great' with 'trap'!!!)
          Fingers and toes are crossed for less injuries… to Rookies and Guns!

    I N Pieman · 07/03/2016 at 17:21

    Seems you've been paying attention Sarah

      Dools · 07/03/2016 at 17:54

      Or listening very attentivley, Great work Sarah, now the cats outta the bag lol

        Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:06

        Thanks Dools 🙂

      Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:06

      Hi Pieman! The extent of my research evolves each year!

      Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 18:14

      Plus I religiously follow this site and listen to the podcasts!!

      OldOcker · 07/03/2016 at 18:52

      Logic and putting things into perspective are what it is about this year especially. I think it applies to every year but temptations are hard to resist this year.
      Common sense is something you cannot teach, You either have it or you don't.

      Sarah always speaks logic and common sense.

      Cheers.

    Skindog · 07/03/2016 at 19:28

    You should be in a special group Sarah with your knowledge, keep up the good work,,,

      Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:06

      Cheers Skindog 🙂

        I N Pieman · 07/03/2016 at 20:47

        Sarah join 118133. You will recognise pretty much everyone. Derek if your reading you've made the cut. Sincere apologies to everyone else. It's an exclusive league for long time contributors & article writers. Next year you could earn the right of passage.

          Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:52

          Cheers Pieman, I feel honoured!! I just joined 🙂

            I N Pieman · 07/03/2016 at 20:58

            Welcome aboard

              The Ranger · 08/03/2016 at 11:35

              Will you be posting your team at some point Pieman?
              I haven't seen it yet and would love to see how you've structured up this year.

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 21:36

          Maybe next year?

          SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 07:23

          G'day Pieman, I hope this is all right, I was in your league last year that you made for the community and really enjoyed playing against the fellow community members and I just joined your league? Last year I was on this site under a different name, but if this is not okay, you can kick me from the league 🙂 Also finished top 1% last year.

          Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:25

          thanks Pieman. looking forward to the challenge.

            Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:35

            i missed out. if you have any other leagues, let me know.

    Sam · 08/03/2016 at 00:05

    This my second go at SuperCoach after a disappointing first year in 2015 where I finished in the 80,000's. Sarah, you seem to know what you are talking about. Where did you finish in 2015?

      Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 07:44

      Thanks Sam, and great to see you on this site and giving it another go! I wish this site had been around when I was in my second year of playing and have learnt so much from listening to the guys and the community. Last year I had a bit of a shocker with injuries: Rockliff, Ablett, Sloane, Wines, Murphy and Bartel just to name a few!! It wasn't a great year for me, I finished about 10,000. Hoping for a bit more luck on the injury front this year!

        Sam · 08/03/2016 at 10:54

        Another thing Sarah for me, the SuperCoach learner. Who/what is AMT a la forward bench. Who would you choose – D. Martin or H. Bennell?

          Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 11:02

          Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti. He's a rookie from the bombers.
          Out of Dusty and Bennell, I'd go Dusty simply because he's more durable. Bennell doesn't have a history of playing 22 games, whereas Dusty does. Bennell has only played 15 games in each of the last 3 years. For a starting player, I think total points is more important than average. Watch Bennell though as a potential upgrade option during the season.

            Sam · 08/03/2016 at 12:01

            Many thanks Sarah. You are a gem to a learner like me.

              Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 12:19

              Any time Sam. That's what the community is here for.

    Shake n bake · 08/03/2016 at 14:38

    Hi Sarah you might go Hall to Dusty come rd1, what if anything else would you be looking at changing maybe come rd1 if any?

      Sarah · 08/03/2016 at 14:47

      Hi Shake n bake,
      I'm leaning towards keeping Hall at this stage. Rookies are of course fluid until they're named in round 1, so they may shuffle around a bit. And if B Crouch is named round 1 I may consolidate Mills and Oliver into Crouch and a rookie. Other than that I'm pretty happy with it as a round 1 team.

Derek · 07/03/2016 at 13:49

That was the best podcast in the history of the world.

    Compromised · 07/03/2016 at 14:20

    Mothers day podcast last year is my all time favourite.

    Pure Gold.

      Holty · 07/03/2016 at 14:28

      agreed. i still listen to it every now and again

        Derek · 07/03/2016 at 14:56

        i love listening to how wayno's business is going. Classic!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 16:31

    Haven't listened to it yet but if it's as good as that can't wait till I get home from work tonight and hit play.

Sammy · 07/03/2016 at 13:49

guys i need some thoughts/input/opinions on my team:

DEF: Laird, Bartel, Johannisen, Weitering, Hartley, M. Brown (ESS) Bench: Byrne-Jones, K. Collins
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, JPK, Rockliff, Libba, Parish, Petracca Bench: Gresham, Gore, Mathieson
RUC: Stef.Martin, Gawn Bench: Grimley
FWD: D. Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Conca, Menadue, Kerridge Bench: J. Hunt, M. Adams

    Zac · 07/03/2016 at 19:29

    big fan of this team, very similar to mine atm

Mark · 07/03/2016 at 14:07

Who are the best rookie forward options under 170k

    Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 14:10

    Sam Kerridge

      Mark · 07/03/2016 at 14:27

      Yeah got him trying to work out one more with job security

        magpie4ver · 07/03/2016 at 14:28

        Menadue McCarthy

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 14:27

    Petracca

    Do it yourself · 07/03/2016 at 14:46

    Listen to a pod cast, look at a Web site, watch a game and make up your own mind like the rest of us..sick of spoon feeding lazy people

      magpie4ver · 07/03/2016 at 14:56

      lol

      Mark · 07/03/2016 at 15:27

      Beat it goose.

      Matt · 08/03/2016 at 00:24

      Listening to a podcast or reading it on a website is getting 'spoon fed', it's the exact same concept buddy. This is a community.

    john nicol · 08/03/2016 at 15:10

    would like to know who is jpk is. regards john

Aaron · 07/03/2016 at 14:29

Martin and Gore or Goldy and Mills?

    Aaron · 07/03/2016 at 14:30

    Martin and Mills I mean or Goldy and Gore

      Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 14:52

      Martin and Millls for me

      Cozza · 07/03/2016 at 23:04

      Martin and Mills

Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 14:37

Rate my team fellows
Def
Laird, Bartel, Johansien, Weitering, Dea, Brown (ess.) (Broad, Mcdonal-tipungwati)
Midfield
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Priddis (pod), Rocky, Libba, B.Crouch, Parish (keays, Mathieson, Freeman)
Ruck
Gawn, Martin (Grimley)
Forward
Wingard, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Cox, Petracca)

    Aaron · 07/03/2016 at 15:22

    Like it a lot! If your defense rookies perform well and make you cash your laughing.
    I know there's a lot of hype around Gawn right now but take the pre season with a grain of salt. I'd personally go Nic Nat instead.

      Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 17:35

      Need 4k more to upgrade him to Nic Nat. Really struggling to find the cash though
      Cheers Aaron

        Rhythm is a Panther · 07/03/2016 at 22:49

        Dea down to Hartley maybe?

    Scouser · 08/03/2016 at 00:18

    Freeman out for another 6 weeks at least Ethan, and do you really trust 'hammys that have not been played' he needs some Harry Potter magic mate! Also, not convinced on Menadues role, will play at some point for sure but check him for round 1 and have a backup ready I reckon.

Phat Man · 07/03/2016 at 14:53

Hey guys, thoughts on my team

Def: Houli, KK, Yeo, Brown (Ess), M.Hibberd, N.Broad (M.Hartley, K.Collins)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gablett, Rocky, Libba, D.Parish, J.Gresham (N.Freeman, R.Mathieson, J.Dunkley)
Ruck: Gawn, Z.Smith (M.Cox)
Fwd: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, A.Hall, Wells, Kerridge (Petracca, Grimley)

118 K left

Cheers

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 15:13

    I think you need to delete your defense, take a deep breath and start again!

Gold Rush · 07/03/2016 at 15:11

Jock, 99% of pubs with a TAB or poker machines will take it on. FULL STOP.

Aaron · 07/03/2016 at 15:13

How much profit on rookies should you predict to aim for?

    magpie4ver · 07/03/2016 at 15:24

    The sky's the limit!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 15:34

    $150k is probably about average but anything over $250k is exceptional. For example if Hartley avgs 60 over the first 8 Rds he will most likely go up about $180k.

    SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 16:56

    With the abolition of the sub vest I reckon at least $180K-$200K is a realistic return for most rookies this season if you pick wisely.

    As such it's probably never been a better time for a pure GnR strategy as tempting as many of these midpricers like Sheridan and De Goey may be. Or at least since the two latest expansion teams first entered the comp which is now 4-5 years ago now.

      Gold Rush · 07/03/2016 at 17:09

      I hope your right, just don't see how the rookies required to go a GnR strategy are going to present themselves for R1.

        SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 17:29

        Of course Libba is a lock in nearly every team including my own so perhaps 'pure' is not the best choice of words there.

        But limiting oneself to just one or two midpricers looks a viable strategy at this stage although the proof will be in the pudding only when team sheets get announced for Rd1 as you say.

slats · 07/03/2016 at 15:16

Option 1: JPK or Gray
Option 2: Sheil or Parker and upgrade Yeo to KK or Docherty

    Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 15:19

    JPK or Gray
    Better value to downgrade Yeo to Rich or Johansien

      @brad_mason12 · 07/03/2016 at 15:29

      like the look of Rich but annoying we didnt get to see him on the weekend

Thunderstruck · 07/03/2016 at 15:22

Best ruck combination? (No goldstein)

    Sammy · 07/03/2016 at 15:41

    i went with stef martin and gawn

    Deuce74 · 07/03/2016 at 18:53

    Gawn, Nic Nat

    Cozza · 07/03/2016 at 22:53

    Martin Gawn for me

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:26

    Any 2 of Martin, Gawn, Nic Nat, Blicavs

nick · 07/03/2016 at 15:25

Thoughts lads:
Shaw, Laird Docherty Pittard Brown Hartley Dea and bonner

Fyfe Ablett Rocky Zaharakis Libba Mills Parish Kerridge Gore,cuningham, Mathieson

Goldy,smith grimley

Montagna Dusty Barlow Greene Kennedy Cox Petracca and long

BigHaydos · 07/03/2016 at 15:26

Peoples thoughts on Joel Selwood? Definitely underpriced for his capabilities and definitely a strong contender for top 8 end of year and not much talk of him

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 15:36

    Selwood will be in my team at some point. Just not willing to start with him with his foot not 100% and need to see how him and danger play together. Definately top 8 though.

Derek · 07/03/2016 at 15:34

I know i have been saying "Pay the price". But My non-Goldy team is looking my preferred option:

Z. Dawson, Laird, Bartel, Rich, Brown, Hartley (Broad, Collins)
Fyfe, Ablett, pendlebury, JPK, Rocky, Libba, Gresham, Kerridge (Petracca, Keays, Maithieson)
NicNat, lobbe (Wyatt)
Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Milera, McCarthy (Kommer, McDonald-Tip).

I have $400k in the bank, i was thinking of using the left over cash to upgrade Zac Dawson to Heath Shaw?

Besides that minor tweak, i'm pretty happy with the team.

    Sammy · 07/03/2016 at 15:43

    lobbe is a worry try gawn instead and dawson out. thats really it cos ur team is quite good

    @MitchArnold95 · 07/03/2016 at 15:48

    Hey Derek, I think it would be best for your team if you keep Zac Dawson as I believe he will breakout this year and potentially out score Shaw. I think you should spend the 400k on upgrading Gresham to David Swallow. Has had a strong pre season and should score well in 22 games this year.

    Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 15:56

    Good idea in using the cash to upgrade Dawson to Heater.

    Don't forget Thursday night is Draft night at 8.30pm. I'm really looking forward to it. Scott pulled out but we have a replacement coming in

    Wattsieesq · 07/03/2016 at 16:25

    I'd downgrade Fyfe to Daisy and use the cash to either stack your defense with mid price bolters like Johanissen or Sheridan or stack the midfield with both the Crouch boys and JOM. : )

      Derek · 07/03/2016 at 16:43

      i was looking for Watson on the midfield list, can't see him anywhere, Big POD.

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:09

    Pendles over Danger? You must have big plums to persist with Lobbe?

    Patch · 08/03/2016 at 14:19

    Ha! Gold, Derek! No Danger is a big call, but we can't have them all I suppose. Wingard a nice point of difference, as is Rich. Irritating we weren't able to get a glance at him on Sunday.

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 15:40

    i changed Milera to a cheaper option and brought in Dangerfield instead of JPK.
    not sure if i'm happy about that or not, will sleep on it.

Grahame Lebroy · 07/03/2016 at 15:52

I'd stick with Dawson…..consistent performer

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 16:14

    every year that Zac has played AFL football, his finishing price has been less than his season starting price. LOL

Holty · 07/03/2016 at 15:54

hi community. thought id put this out there if anyone is interested. Some people have been saying they wont pick goldy because of his hard start and they will pick him up later. However, has anyone looked at the other big name rucks and their first 3 games? Jacobs has the easiest start and still comes up against Goldy 1st round. Mummy's start is good but will he stay fit? Most concerning for me is everyone jumping on Gawn for this reason. His start is Mummy, Essendon and Goldy. My point is yes, Goldys start is tough and may go down in value but i think there is a good chance early on that all rucks will go down in value if you look at their draws

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 18:48

    I don't think Lobbe will go down. Port great draw early, can see $90k increase. Goldy might fall $60k, means I'm $150k better off.

    As long as Lobbe scores within 52 pts of Goldy I haven't lots any points

    I just need to have the cash available when I need it

    Just sayin' · 07/03/2016 at 22:13

    Pay the price. Goldstein circa 2015:
    100
    154
    110
    154
    92
    100
    98
    44
    134
    128
    136
    154
    149
    145
    221 (yep… TWO HUNDRED & TWENTYONE)
    127
    164
    155
    122
    116
    102
    114
    119
    137

SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 15:59

G'day Jock,

Credit this to Lek on twitter, but what is your thoughts on going Gawn and Blicavs. Come when Goldy is cheap, trade some cash cows, sub Blicavs into the middle then bring Goldy into the ruck? Is Blicavs good enough to me a M8 or bench cover by the end of the season?

    Kev · 07/03/2016 at 16:09

    Interesting strategy Beast. If Smith goes down I'd definitely look into it. At present I reckon Blitz won't be having those massive games as much as he did in 2015

      SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 16:11

      I think he will score more. Playing full time mid this year and less substitutions will suit him. He can run all day.

        Bighaydos · 07/03/2016 at 16:15

        who is your swing set with Blicavs though? Haven't seen any other ruck mids but I could be wrong

          SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 16:18

          No one. Blicavs can play middle, so when I trade a mid rookie cow, I can sub Blicavs into the middle.

        Kev · 07/03/2016 at 17:14

        I only have nab games to go off, but his clearance and tackling numbers are down so far. Averaged 3.6 and 6 respectively last year, so far it's 2 and 1.5. Small data set I know, but I research players on why I shouldn't pick them

      SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 17:08

      I'm just not sure on Blitz. You could be right Kev and his scoring could curtail or SCB could be on the money and he continues to grow and excel in the fantasy realm..

      There's been so many changes at the Cattery in the offseason that it's hard to know one way or the other.

      But given that level of uncertainty I probably won't pick him as you need to be close to 100% that a player is a definite keeper when you are spending north of $550K and not someone who could potentially turn out tobe somewhat of a disappointment.

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 16:27

    What do you reckon Jock?

    The Ranger · 07/03/2016 at 22:04

    It's a brave move Beast but I like it!
    I think he'll do at least as well as last year and he's so durable you should def get 22 games from him.
    I can't make it work for me but I like the thinking behind it.

    @randomcliche · 08/03/2016 at 17:20

    I really like the move, but echo the high risk sentiment. I think a 2 of Martin/Gawn/Flying Fijian combo at similar cost is a lower variance outcome. What are you thoughts on Kreuz at R2?

      @randomcliche · 08/03/2016 at 17:21

      with purchasing a premo mid instead of goldy.

Blueth · 07/03/2016 at 16:02

I don't want to get too carried away but i think i've stumbled across the perfect team to start '16.

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Hurn, Weitering, M. Brown (Ess), Hartley, Collins, Adams.
MID: Danger, Pendles, Rockliff, Parker, Viney, Duncan, Libba, Keays, Petracca, Mathieson, Phillips
RUCK: Goldy, Gawn, Cox
FWD: Z. Merrett, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menzel, Kerridge, Tipung-Mcd, Pickett

Thoughts?

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 16:21

    Are you forgetting a bloke named Ablett?

      Blueth · 07/03/2016 at 19:03

      As a bombers fans i feel i've learnt some lessons about when to get rid of the old favourites. GAJ burnt me twice last year and i feel like he'll still score well but only play 16-18 games. Can you rely on him when it counts?

      Oopsie · 24/03/2016 at 15:03

      What about Fyfe…also no proven premiums in your forward line is risky

    Chill · 07/03/2016 at 17:15

    Better than half the boring cookie cutter teams in this comments section. Love the viney pick. Not sure on Duncan.
    I like your style.

Gold Rush · 07/03/2016 at 16:09

Higgo, disappointed that you BS the community, sounds like you would make a great politician – then again you stood up and admitted it – something that they are not capable of – BTW have you bagged her yet?

Tom · 07/03/2016 at 16:16

what do we think of Harwood?

averaged 83 in 2014 but was injured last year and only played 3 games

Conor · 07/03/2016 at 16:20

Thoughts on Sheridan?

    @brad_mason12 · 07/03/2016 at 16:30

    i like the look of him at the moment but ill pro change my mind by season start lol

    I N Pieman · 07/03/2016 at 16:35

    Historical data doesn't make good reading. Freo running defenders haven't played either so far

      medadsson · 07/03/2016 at 16:48

      Hi Pieman – In Sheridan's last 8-9 games last year he played as running/rebounding defender in Duffields absence. He averaged (including finals) 91ish over that period from memory. Prior to that he was always in and out of the team and often wore the dreaded jacket but he is def in best 22 and he will play similar role again. Personally, I am taking the punt. Despite his fumbled mark in the prelim he has good skills, usually hits his target and can run all day.

        I N Pieman · 07/03/2016 at 17:07

        Ballsy Medad. But could pay off. He DE stats are pretty good

    SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 17:14

    Like Pieman I have my reservations although I couldn't blame coaches for being tempted.

    Probably worth the risk but I doubt he will find a spot in Addicts' backline unless we are truly starved for rookie options as I'd personally prefer a pure GnR strategy in defence.

    Mike. · 08/03/2016 at 17:04

    Good threadcount. Wait for the sales.

@brad_mason12 · 07/03/2016 at 16:23

Def- Shaw, Laird, K.K, T.Sherridan, M.Brown, M.Hartley (Bonner, Broad)
Mid- Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Parish, Menadue (Cunningham, Mathesion, Gresham)
Ruc- Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
Fwd-Martin, dollhouse, Barlow, Wells, kerridge ,Petrecca (Grimley, Mcdonald – tipungwuti)

what do you thing guys

TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 16:27

Thurlow confirmed acl. Shocking news for the young defender out for the season. However if there is some good news to come out of this for supercoaches why we all feel for Thurlow it may mean Ruggles is elevated off the rookie list and gives us another option in defence.

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 07/03/2016 at 18:37

    Yes Trigger, thinking the same mate,he could get a gig R1

Xav · 07/03/2016 at 16:43

First podcast i've listened to this year forgot how good it was great stuff fellas

Def – Shaw, KK, Malceski, M Brown, M Hartley, K Collins (Bonner, Mcdonald Tipungwuti)
Mid – Fyfe, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Shiel, Wines, Libba, Parish, Petracca (gresham, Mathieson, Jansen)
Ruc – Martin, Blicavs (cox)
Fwd – Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Edwards, Kerridge, Kommer (Grimley 102k)

100 k in the kitty

love to hear the thoughts of the community

    Kev · 07/03/2016 at 16:52

    Upgrade Malceski

    jockreynolds · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

    Great to have you back Xav

      xav · 07/03/2016 at 20:25

      cheers jock same to you

    @randomcliche · 08/03/2016 at 17:25

    Get and extra bench rookie 🙂 Shiel 1 to Pendles (some might say Danger), Shiel 2 keep. Shiel 2 is better than Shiel 1 b/c R5 vs R3. Blicavs high variance. Enjoy hunting goldy.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/03/2016 at 16:48

Like the Edwards pick though and I know he is good but not sure sheil can play twice ? 🙂

nick · 07/03/2016 at 16:51

my team is this think I will start with it

def
H Shaw. B Houil. M Rosa. P seedsman . M brown essendon m Hartly bench k collins m hibberd

Mids
N fyfe . Danger Pendles J Steven P crops M crouch Libby C Oliver bench D gore R mathieson j funky

Rucks
Gawn z smith bench m cox

fwds
D Martin T Hawkins J stringer D menzil W milera. 's kerradge bench grimly s yarren

taken a punt on hawk aa after hawthron geelong has a easy run and Hawkins averges 6 to 8 goals what do u guys think let me know

    nick · 07/03/2016 at 18:04

    i f any stars its dunky. and p crips.

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 07/03/2016 at 18:43

    I think Geelong will spend alot of time in the forward half this year.
    Hawkins ave 4 goals a game, this might not happen till round 5 or so though.
    Cats have alot of players that can put the pill through the sticks too, alot like Hawthorn last year.

    I would generally stay away from key forwards though.

      nick · 07/03/2016 at 23:20

      What u talking about geelong has gws 6 goals there 5 against the hawks as they have no good full back anymore. 6 against essendon he kicks 6 to 8 goals against brisbane all the time so i think with all his wheight lost and u saw what he did on the weekend he will kick over 100 goals this year, and menzil wil kick 50

      nick · 07/03/2016 at 23:23

      Also i think with hawk he will probbly play more up fwd taking lead marks set goals up etc he still kick a bag and dont forget 2014 when he won geelongs bf he was avg 120 each week i think he looks better know

    Cozza · 07/03/2016 at 22:49

    First team I recall seeing without either Rocky or Ablett. Don't agree with it but definitely POD. I'd think Rocky is a must – Ablett a little concerning with his tendon injury to foot, but if he plays R1 hes in my team.

      nick · 07/03/2016 at 23:17

      I stay away from rocky as he is a big risk still from doing stubid things and gets suspended all the time its eaither rocky or stevens i love jack stevens

      nick · 08/03/2016 at 08:40

      I bought rocky in so have fyfe danger priddis Stevens rocky crouch libby and Oliver what u think know. no one has priddis yet he can put big points on the bored

nick · 07/03/2016 at 16:53

against all those teams hawk is cheap better fwd then Franklin

nick · 07/03/2016 at 16:57

Who would you choose between Aaron hall and toby greene

    Redgumwon · 07/03/2016 at 17:01

    Greene, The GC will have midfielder coming back and Hall will be spending more time forward than in the middle

    Danners · 07/03/2016 at 21:43

    Greene is more likely to improve on his average and get a role in the midfield

billy · 07/03/2016 at 17:03

defender for 474K

    Chill · 07/03/2016 at 17:12

    Bartel

HallyM8 · 07/03/2016 at 17:11

Deciding on a midfield is giving me nightmares, all thoughts on my team are appreciated
DEF: Boyd, Laird, K.Kolo, Sheridan, M. Brown, M.Hartley (R. Bonner, K. Collins)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Petracca (Keays, Mathieson, Hibberd)
RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Cox, Adams)
Thanks community

    Chill · 07/03/2016 at 17:13

    Its a fine team… just really… cookie cutter. not exciting.

Shak · 07/03/2016 at 17:11

Sam Mitchell or Andrew Gaff and why?

    Chill · 07/03/2016 at 19:39

    Gaff. Sam Mitchell consistently scores just below what you want. Gaff is more likely to have a break out year.. But I wouldn't count on it. He's an awesome player just doesn't seem to accumulate the SC scores.. Just like mitchell.

      Shak · 08/03/2016 at 03:18

      Cheers mate!

    @randomcliche · 08/03/2016 at 17:30

    Wouldn't start either at their prices. But, I think Gaff has higher variance and could be good year with more effective Nic Nat.

Cam · 07/03/2016 at 17:17

Need some help, Robbie Gray or Pendles?

    Deuce · 07/03/2016 at 18:58

    Tough 1. Will dePendles have the same impact with more time spent outside the midfield this season? Leaning slightly to Gray, I think the cap will suit this type of player more.

    Cozza · 07/03/2016 at 22:46

    Pendles hands down – name says it all – dependlebury

Andrew · 07/03/2016 at 17:17

Thoughts on Bugg, I know he is not going to finish top 10 but I think he will average well above his price.

    SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 17:35

    Just looks like another risky midpricer to me Andrew. Sure he could have a breakout season but that goes for nearly every midpricer out there and more often than not it just doesn't happen for one reason or another.

    If we have decent rookie options down back I'd spend your cash elsewhere and would only entertain midpriced defenders if those rookies don't present at Rd1.

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 17:41

    He plays in a weak team, not on my watchlist

    Andrew · 07/03/2016 at 17:57

    Thanks guys

    CashCows · 08/03/2016 at 13:50

    I went in with him last yr as i thought the same..don't do it.

Liam · 07/03/2016 at 17:23

Great podcast fellas, keep it up.

Which option is better ?
1. (Goldy, Gresham, Shaw)
or
2. (Smith, Gray, Bartel)

Would love the community's thoughts.
Cheers Liam

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 17:51

    #1 for me. Goldy and Shaw could well be the best scorers in their positions and Gresham will earn you the most cash.

    Pete · 07/03/2016 at 21:19

    Goldy n shaw, set and forget, plus Gresham will make a lot of money

    Liam · 08/03/2016 at 08:26

    Cheers guys. I think I'm gonna lock that in

@grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 17:27

Now depending on NAB 4, this will be the team ill head into the start of the season with, thoughts?

Def:
R.Laird, K.Kolodjashnij, J.Bartel, T.Sheridan, J.Weitering, M.Brown. (D.Byrne-Jones, D.Tucker)

Mid:
P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, D.Shiel, T.Rockliff, O.Wines, T.Liberatore, C.Mills, D.Parish. (J.Gresham, S.Kerridge, R.Mathieson)

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

Fwd:
H.Bennell, D.Zorko, Z.Merrett, D.Wells, L.Mccarthy, C.Petracca. (S.Grimley, A.Mcd-Tip)

14 Keepers:
3-6-2-3

8K left in the bank.

Are there any other rookies i should consider? Or are the ones i have now fine? Thanks.

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 17:48

    we wont really know with rookies until the teams for round 1 are named. all you can do is do some research, pick the ones you like and se if they are selected for round 1. Seems like a good side you have. My query is what do you consider a keeper is? you say you have 6 in the mid. Are your intentions to keep them all season with the likes of Priddis, Fyfe, Pendles etc not in there?

      @grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 18:42

      Yeah, i expect to keep them all season, shiel is the only one in the midfield thats a 50/50 on whether or not i will keep, but he looks very good for a breakout season this year.

    nick · 07/03/2016 at 18:05

    I would dump Mills go pick up Oliver

Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 17:49

Anyone know what ruckman Crouching one was talking about when he said dog dog

    Andrew · 07/03/2016 at 17:56

    Jacobs maybe?

      G. B. · 07/03/2016 at 17:59

      Nic Nat

    nick · 07/03/2016 at 18:05

    think it waz gwan

      Krups · 07/03/2016 at 19:26

      Ahhh dog dog is Nic Nat. Nic nat give a dog a bone……geez

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 18:34

    It was NicNat.

    Crouching had a dog who could jump over his fence.

G. B. · 07/03/2016 at 17:55

Hi folks need some advice

Dea or Weitering ?

Thanks

G

    Gord29 · 07/03/2016 at 17:57

    Im more of a fan of weitering at the moment just because of his ability to intercept mark

      Focused · 07/03/2016 at 18:14

      Weitering !!

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 18:31

    $40k is a big savings

    Cattack · 07/03/2016 at 18:53

    Weitering

    Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:40

    Dea, Three reasons: he's not a first year player, he will run through the middle, and he'll save you $40k.

      Blueprime · 07/03/2016 at 22:15

      Agree.

    wombatsfc · 07/03/2016 at 21:54

    Weitering for one reason. Dea has tried and failed at this level before

james · 07/03/2016 at 18:03

thoughts on my team
DEF
shaw, laird, mcgovern, weitering, hartley, brown (dons) (byrne, collins)

Mids
danger, ablett, ward, gaff, murphy, rockliff, libba, clarke (matheson, adamson, macpherson)

ruck
gawn, smith (galloway)

FWD
montagna, barlow, greene, wells, kerrridge, tipungwuti ( petraca, adams)

i've got 82k left i have decided to go mainly guns and rookies and in my midfield select lots of POD's who will still get over 100 which will hopefully put me ahead of the pack and make or break my season

    LEKDOG · 07/03/2016 at 23:15

    Good team

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:25

    love Montagna, great POD. One suggestion i'll give you is If you go Murphy to Duncan you might just have enough money to swap Gawn for Goldstein.

Focused · 07/03/2016 at 18:11

Thoughts people

Shaw, Laird, Yeo, Weitering, Byrnes – Jones, M Brown,
(Collins, Tucker)

Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Rockliff, Treloar, Libba, Mills, Petracca,
(Gresham, Gore, Mathieson)

Nic Nat, Gawn, (M Cox)

Martin, Barlow, Billings, Wells, Milera, Kerridge,
(Grimley, Hunt)

Andrew · 07/03/2016 at 18:14

Shiel V Parker?

    REN · 07/03/2016 at 18:35

    dont reckon you can go wrong with either

    Theres probably less risk associated with Parker as Shiel has the tendency to get injured quite easily but if Shiel breaks out this year it could see him hitting uber premium status

    Cattack · 07/03/2016 at 18:52

    Parker for me

    Eric_the_Red · 07/03/2016 at 20:05

    I'm back and forth between the 2. Currently have Shiel. Tomorrow will be Parker. So who knows. Go both.

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 21:44

    Was in the same boat, so decided to pick both of them

Ewing · 07/03/2016 at 18:15

Good sc option under 300k for D4? Im leaning towards fantasia or aish

    Blueprime · 07/03/2016 at 22:22

    T McKenzie 306600. He looks to be back to his best.

      SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 07:17

      mckenzie has legit played 1 good nab cup game and people are raving about him, why?

    mick944 · 07/03/2016 at 23:15

    Harwood

Ben · 07/03/2016 at 18:18

Thoughts on this:

Heath Shaw, Rory Laird, Tommy Sheridan, Jesse Lonergan, Mitch Brown, Michael Hartley (Darcy Tucker & Darcy Bryne)

Patrick Dangerfield, Garry Ablett, Luke Parker, Tom Rockliff, Taylor Adams, Matt Crouch, Tom Liberatore, Callum Mills (Rhys Mathieson, Josh Dunkley & Ryan Davis)

Nic Natanui & Max Gawn (Darean Wyatt)

Michael Barlow, Toby Greene, Aaron Hall, Daniel Wells, Jed Anderson, Sam Kerridge (Christian Petracca & Mason Cox)

Thank you for your time

    Ben · 07/03/2016 at 18:18

    With 111K in the bank

      Kev · 07/03/2016 at 18:37

      Like it, Ben. Looks competitive without being same same. Love the Matty Crouch selection! Ballsy.

      A bit midpricey for my tastes, but I reckon this will start you off strong. If you trade well during the year you'll finish right up there

REN · 07/03/2016 at 18:22

What do we think is smarter?

going in with 2 550k plus players (not goldy)

or

going in with someone like Gawn and someone like Zac Smith with a plan to trade Smith to Goldy once his price drops?

    Gord29 · 07/03/2016 at 18:24

    i have started with mummy hoping he gets of to a flyer then will trade him to goldy if he gets injured

    Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 18:37

    First one don't know when Goldy will drop

      REN · 07/03/2016 at 18:41

      Would you still be trading Goldy in?

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 19:34

    if you want goldy in at some point during the season, option 2. Option 1 is set and forget.

Derek · 07/03/2016 at 18:27

Have a look at Cutler

Beautiful kick, running half back. Could get the loose man in defence this year

que · 07/03/2016 at 18:37

Thoughts on Aaron Mullett?

    Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:38

    Questions as to whether he's in the Roos best 22.

Ethan017 · 07/03/2016 at 18:38

Join the league fellas 968110

    Redgumwon · 08/03/2016 at 11:07

    Ok Ethan I'm in. Team name Typhoon Tyson

Phat Man · 07/03/2016 at 18:44

Thoughts on Houli, I see a lot of people aren't keen on him

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 19:31

    my concern is what role he will play when Yarran plays. His scoring ability last season was based on being the go to person in defense. They recruited Yarran for a purpose and its a good chance he will take a lot of Houli's role off him.

      Phat Man · 07/03/2016 at 19:51

      How would you chose as a replacement?

        SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 19:55

        Laird and Simpson both look reliable choices to me amongst others.

        Holty · 07/03/2016 at 21:10

        its tough to decide. Laird and Simpson are solid options as SCaddict suggested. I could be wrong about Yarran and he may be used in another role but without seeing them play together, i think the risk is to high with what you would be spending on Houli.

Cattack · 07/03/2016 at 18:50

M.Suckling or T. Sheridan??

Ewing · 07/03/2016 at 18:51

S.Martin and Millera OR Gawn and wells.

    Eric_the_Red · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

    Gawn and Wells for me, mate.

    Danners · 07/03/2016 at 21:45

    Gawn and Wells

    Blueprime · 07/03/2016 at 22:29

    2.

Rick · 07/03/2016 at 18:52

Hurn,Duryea,Adcock,McKenzie,Aish,Rookie Rookie,Rookie

Pendlebury,Ablett,Gray,Rockliff,Parker,Griffin,Liberatore,Rookie Rookie,Rookie,Rookie

Naitanui,McEvoy

Martin,Rioli/Westhoff,Barlow,Conca,Wells,Rookie Rookie,Rookie

    que · 07/03/2016 at 19:14

    would stay away from Adcock. You have to have some big balls if youre going in with Griffin again but who knows with him.

    Looks pretty good, a few too many midpricers IMO but some nice PODs

    wombatsfc · 07/03/2016 at 21:52

    Lol

Conor · 07/03/2016 at 19:00

Def: shaw, laird, Kolodjashnij, Sheridan, Hartley, brown, Collins, tipiwatu
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, mills, Jansen , Mathieson, macpherson, Dunkley
Ruck: Gawn, Sinclair, cox
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, hall, wells, kerridge, petracca, grimly, papley

Got 200k in the bank, just wondering if there's any major changes I need to make.rookies aren't set in stone yet

que · 07/03/2016 at 19:10

Alright… get ready for this…

Laird, Harwood, Weitering, Brown, Hartley, Collins (tippa, ruggles)

Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Gray, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Crouch (mathieson, gore, keays)

Goldy, Martin (cox)

Dusty, Wingard, Barlow,Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (grimley, adams)

About 50k left

I know it looks way out of whack but there are still only 8 players sub 300k in this team (a lot like other teams).

I reckon you get way better value for the same money in the other lines.

The players ive picked in the backline look like they will all play barring injury. I can also add Dea is there aswell if he looks set to play round 1.

thoughts?? dont be too harsh haha

    Sarah · 07/03/2016 at 20:37

    Very very risky!! But you have to take a risk to win this thing! I'd sneak Dea in and get a different forward rookie instead of Adams.

Stoopid Llama · 07/03/2016 at 19:16

Anyone's thoughts?
Shaw, Laird, Johannesen, McKenzie, Hartley, Brown, Cowan, K. Collins
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills, Parish, Menadue, Mathieson.
Z. Smith, Gawn, Max King(loophole)
Martin, Barlow D. Menzel, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca, Mcd-tip, Grimly.
$97 in the bank.

    Loyal RoughNuts · 07/03/2016 at 19:52

    Your forward line is very similar to mine below, its risky but one that I believe can really pay off and allow you to spend the additional cash elsewhere. Personally I'm not convinced on Z Smith, he seems to do this every year and sucks people in each year.
    Not sure if Crouch is going to play early as I'm fairly certain I read he had a set back and was unlikely to play early. That could allow you to downgrade Crouch to a rookie and upgrade Smith to a Martin or similar ruck.
    You may also be able to upgrade McKenzie with the additional cash from the Crouch downgrade, again don't think he is a keeper and can't see him rising more than $100k odd. Just my thoughts.

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 19:52

    No mckenzie.

@grayson_lowee · 07/03/2016 at 19:17

ditch Yeo, lots of options to replace him with, (Docherty, bartel, johannisen, McGovern)

Loyal RoughNuts · 07/03/2016 at 19:45

Would appreciate some feedback on team at the moment:

Back – Shaw, Laird , Bartel, Weitering, M Brown, Hartley, (Byrne-Jones & Broad)
Mids – Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gazza, Rocky, Libba, Parish, Menadue (Gore, Petracca & Mathieson)
Ruck – Goldy & Gawn (Wyatt)
Fwd – Martin, Barlow, Menzel, Wells, Milera, Kerridge, (Grimley, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 21:53

    Nice Guns and Rookie structure, Menzel and Wells are the two you're rolling the dice with but could pay off in a big way.

SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 19:54

Any news on Fyfe? Still injured?

    Loyal RoughNuts · 07/03/2016 at 19:55

    Played the last NAB cup game for Freo pretty sure he had 26 touches or so, haven't heard anything else.

      SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 19:59

      Just saw him cringe when he took a mark, not sure if I trust his durability

    Liam · 07/03/2016 at 20:00

    Played two nab games. if he was even lightly sore they wouldn't of played him.

Jimma · 07/03/2016 at 19:56

fellas i would love ur input for me team.

DEF: KK, Birch, Rampe, Sheridan, Dea, Brown (Collins, Ruggles)

MID: Danger, GAZ, Rocky, Ellis, Viney, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Mathieson, Davis)

RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Chol)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Billings, Greene, Wells, Kerridge (Papley, Grimley)

my only real concern is Wells

cheers Community

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 07/03/2016 at 21:29

    Too many mid pricers mate, I have Wells,Mills in my team atm,the rest are either above 400k or below 140k,good luck

    @TheNoLanguage · 07/03/2016 at 22:13

    Not sure about Billings or Rampe but could pay off for you. I'd look at a Merrett or Greene up forward. Or a Higgins if you have the cash?

james · 07/03/2016 at 19:57

thoughts on my team
DEF
shaw, laird, mcgovern, weitering, hartley, brown (dons) (byrne, collins)

Mids
danger, ablett, ward, gaff, murphy, rockliff, libba, clarke (matheson, adamson, macpherson)

ruck
gawn, smith (galloway)

FWD
montagna, barlow, greene, wells, kerrridge, tipungwuti ( petraca, adams)

i've got 82k left i have decided to go mainly guns and rookies and in my midfield select lots of POD's who will still get over 100 which will hopefully put me ahead of the pack and make or break my season

    Eric_the_Red · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

    Hi James. Quite a solid team here mate. Your defence looks balanced. I like the Laird and McGovern picks with Shaw there for stability. Standard rookies in defence so thats all good. Your mid is POD city. I love it. Risky, but could pay off. I wish I could fit Gaff in my side but I went Shiel instead. Don't mind your rucks, however I'm slightly concerned by Smith. Could share the points/ruck duties. Or could be top 5 ruck. Who knows. Not sold on Montagna, but each to their own. I believe that Martin would be the best F1 and is cheaper too. The rest look good to me.

SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:00

Parker or Ward? Thinking Ward as Parker will play forward when Tippet goes into the ruck?

    West · 07/03/2016 at 20:11

    Both will be good picks this year, I think.

    Ward looks like hitting 110+ again this year and will be a good POD.

    Wouldn't worry about Parker playing more forward time than mid. All midfielders are going to have to play more forward time this year and with the impact he has up forward it could see him going big in a lot of games. I personally think Parker will be syndeys number 1 mid come end of year.

    Dont think you can go wrong with either.

BigHaydos · 07/03/2016 at 20:01

I'm taking a punt on Steve Johnson this year. The Giants are looking at putting a big boot print in the competition and I think StevieJ will be a big part of that and will be a very likely target up forward. I think he will be exciting this year and will lap it up at the Giants

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

    You could be right.

      BigHaydos · 07/03/2016 at 20:09

      Dusty stevie and wells are the only locks in my forward line at the moment lol

    West · 07/03/2016 at 20:06

    i like your thinking Haydos, could be a great move

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 23:00

    StevieJ must play in guts before you think about getting him. It is unknown or at best unlikely, as a forward I'd stay away and even look at Buddy or greene

      BigHaydos · 08/03/2016 at 14:43

      I understand that point of view but as a POD i think stevie J offers great value and will have some huge scores. Not a fan of franklin at all, though i am considering toby greene. Stevie is locked in my team however. I dont think someone "HAS" to play in the guts to be a good pick. Heaps of players come to mind that dont play midfield but are still very good picks.

Zacdawson · 07/03/2016 at 20:03

Zorko or Wingard

    Kev · 07/03/2016 at 20:04

    Zorko

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 21:51

    I prefer Wingard, feel he will be more consistent

    @TheNoLanguage · 07/03/2016 at 22:20

    Zorko for mine

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 23:01

    They are about the same. However Wingard a bit cheaper and Ports draw very very good

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:25

    Wingard!

nsnsns · 07/03/2016 at 20:04

What's happened with dalhaus?

    Scott · 07/03/2016 at 20:58

    He's in my team.

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 21:15

    he has been in and out of mine. its only because im going with the extra premium back now since i think there is better valued rookies in the forward line compared to the backline. My other 2 premium forwards are Zorko and Barlow.

SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:11

This week I was confident with my structure. Had Goldy locked all pre season.Now I'm second guessing myself? Also just sussed my team with a stacked midfield and let me tell you, it is highly arousing!

    Liam · 07/03/2016 at 20:12

    Did the exact same thing.
    I'm not sure though, it's Goldy, Shaw and Gresham V Smith, Bartel and Gray.
    What are your thoughts Beast ?

      SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:17

      Goldy and Shaw Liam!

        Liam · 07/03/2016 at 20:27

        Cheers Beast.
        It makes my team look better, even though Libba is at M6 instead of M7.

    West · 07/03/2016 at 20:13

    same here, beast! Once you see your mid stacked to m7/8 its hard to go back

SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:17

Thoughts on Zac Smith, seeing what he looks like as my R2 at the moment?

    Liam · 07/03/2016 at 20:28

    I'm liking the look of him.

    Dan · 07/03/2016 at 20:30

    Agree with Liam, could be a good stepping stone to Goldy.
    Who is at R1 Beast?

      SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:35

      Martin/Gawn/Dog Dog

        Dan · 07/03/2016 at 20:41

        It depends on the rest of your team but i'm liking the downgrade in order to splash the cash in the mids.

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 21:49

    I have Smith at R2 as well, purely because I believe he is value. Good pre season under his belt, strong team, number 1 ruck spot, plus that contested ball stat is very arousing…

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 22:02

    not for me, to risky.

      Derek · 07/03/2016 at 23:04

      I don't think he is number 1 ruck

Max · 07/03/2016 at 20:17

Is anyone considering Dahlhaus as an option – either forward or mid?

    West · 07/03/2016 at 20:20

    If youre going to pick him, pick him in the forward line.

    He's a good option and should be top 10 come end of the year but I think he is maxed out at his price. The inclusion of libba could see him playing less mid time therefor decreasing his output. I'm staying away for now

jimmydowland · 07/03/2016 at 20:41

cant believe no ones talking about Rory Sloane – about 100 plus k undervalued. top 5 player will kill it this year and in hardly anyones teams atm – oh well nice POD for me !

    SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:42

    Not sure how he goes with a tag

      jimmydowland · 07/03/2016 at 20:44

      goes pretty well – the tag is almost out of the game now . 106,107,115, and then 106 with a injury interrupted year. by golly

        SC_Beast · 07/03/2016 at 20:49

        very true, I've gone Ward instead.

          'Don't Blush Babbie' · 07/03/2016 at 21:19

          concerned with out Danger he might get more attention,

          Chill · 08/03/2016 at 09:21

          Ward might cop the tag too though Beast..

            Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:17

            extremely unlikely Ward will get tagged

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 21:24

    Sloane is a great player but as people have said, doesnt handle the tag well. when Danger missed games, he underperformed. He could however prove a lot of doubters wrong and excell being the number 1 midfielder at Adelaide. b4 you do pick him though, you might want to check Adelaides first 8 games. They may be in trouble early and most midfielders dont score as well in losing sides

    SCaddict · 08/03/2016 at 15:25

    I think he'll be a good pick for you Jimmy. A few unknowns without Danger there now but still underpriced for the pedigree of player you are getting.

G. B. · 07/03/2016 at 20:57

folks help me with three fwd rookies with job security.

Thanks

G

    West · 07/03/2016 at 21:21

    Kerridge, Petracca, Kommer, Grimley, Kennedy and Brown would have the best job security out of the lot

Tom · 07/03/2016 at 21:01

Thoughts on Harwood? averaged 83 in 2014 but only played 3 games last year because of injuries

mark · 07/03/2016 at 21:06

is wells a lock?

    Tom · 07/03/2016 at 21:16

    for his price and capability he just about is but at the moment Im struggling to fit him in.

    will wait for NAB 3

      @TheNoLanguage · 07/03/2016 at 22:19

      Absolutely. Even if he plays off a half back flank if he stays fit he'll average 80+. Doesnt need much of it.

    SCaddict · 07/03/2016 at 21:17

    Pretty much.

    Just needs to get through NAB3 and then line up for Rd1 and he'll be in most teams including mine.

    Hopefully his body can hold up for at least the first 6 or 7 games and then he'll be at the very least an awesome stepping stone to an ultra premo, if not a surprising season long keeper although I certainly wouldn't expect that given his recent durability track record.

    Holty · 07/03/2016 at 21:36

    at his price, its a yes for me.

    Ethan · 07/03/2016 at 21:49

    His price holds no worry, but its a matter of will he keep fit enough to make us cash?

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:26

    Yes

Haychh · 07/03/2016 at 21:49

Backs: Laird, Bartel, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, Brown / DBJ, Hartley

Mids: Danger, GAJ, Shiel, Rocky, Viney (POD), M Crouch, Libba, Mills / Menadue, Petracca, Mathieson

Rucks : Goldy and Gawn / Cox

FWDs: Barlow, KTippet (POD), Stringer, Menzel, Wells, Kerridge/ Grimley, AMT

thoughts????

    @MitchArnold95 · 07/03/2016 at 22:20

    Similar layout to what I have but I've just chosen players who I think may score better this year. But looks good mate.

Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 21:51

Could this be the year a mid priced madness starting team wins it..?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 07/03/2016 at 22:20

    Who are your best mid pricers that will emerge as guns?

      Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 22:24

      Not all will emerge, but guys that are on my radar include Menzel, Wells, Mckenzie, Libba, M. Crouch, Sheridan, Z. Smith, A. Hall, De Goey, Sinclair. Then above that sorta price range, there are a few in my opinion who could go to the next level like viney, shiels, Parker, Duncan types. Seems to be a lot of value around and I'm finding it hard to say no to certain players.

      Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 22:25

      Most seasons I've been pretty content with my serious guns, and a stack of rookies.. but this season the number of mid pricers is varying. Which players are merely nab cup players, and which are the real deal is the big question as always.

        Derek · 08/03/2016 at 09:04

        the problem with mid-pricers is there are so many of them. Rookies there are a few, Premiums there are a few, mid-pricers there are hundreds.

        Over the past few seasons there havn't been many that emerge. look at the current list of Premiums, pretty similar to the starting list the year before. the added ones are cripps and the Bont, but they were rookies not long ago.

        the few that have jumped from mid-price to premium are usually the "fallen premium" ie Sam mitchell last year. but for every sam Mitchell there is a Ryan griffin.

        Libba this year is the standout mid-pricer, but he is a Fallen Premium

        Going with too many mid-pricers is just too hard.

Shauno · 07/03/2016 at 21:51

G'day Community! Mostly just a lurker but thought I'd chuck up my team and get some feedback, I've been going back and forth on different lineups for weeks. Rookies are subject to change come round 1 of course.

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Dea, M Brown (Ess), K Collins (Byrne-Jones, Hartley)
Mids: Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Rocky, Duncan, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Mathieson, Hibberd)
Rucks: Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)
Forwards: Chopsticks, Barlow, Greene, Menzel, Wells, Kerridge (Cox, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Decided to go with the likes of Goldy and Shaw because I'll want them later if I don't start with them. Avoided Fyfe and Pendles who have been mainstays in previous years, went with the cheaper option in Priddis, but not 100% sold on him, may look at going a slightly cheaper mid to free up some cash. And I reckon Duncan is going to go ballistic this year. As it stands I have 6.7K in the bank. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    REN · 07/03/2016 at 22:00

    I think you should choose one of Wells and Menzel and downgrade the other to a cheaper playing rookie such as Menadue, Kommer, etc. The output wont be as high but with the extra cash you would be able to upgrade and streghten another line. Dont think its worth going in with both.

    Apart from that, the team looks very solid

      The Ranger · 07/03/2016 at 22:16

      One too many midpricers in the fwd line for me but I like the Duncan pick.
      Pretty solid team Shauno.

    @MitchArnold95 · 07/03/2016 at 22:16

    Like the look of this team. Has a similar layout to what I'm running with this year. I've gone a lot lighter in defence and thrown that money into the guts as I don't see defence scoring many points this year. But looks good mate!

    jockreynolds · 08/03/2016 at 15:22

    great to see you emerge from the shadows to join in Shauno!! great to see mate

REN · 07/03/2016 at 21:55

Who do we think will average more out of Laird and Franklin?

    Derek · 07/03/2016 at 23:20

    Odd question. 'Bout the same.

    Chill · 08/03/2016 at 09:22

    Bout the same but Franklin will give you 60s and the next week 140s. Laird will be more consistent.

Tezza · 07/03/2016 at 21:57

Thoughts on stokes a fwd?

    REN · 07/03/2016 at 22:03

    better options

@TheNoLanguage · 07/03/2016 at 22:15

Thoughts on Bennell and Stringer community? Not sure I have the plums to pick Harley over Dusty but I currently have Stringer as M3. Would love some pros and cons on both if anyone is considering. Cheers guys!

    Chill · 08/03/2016 at 09:23

    Bennell has a higher ceiling. He SHOULD go big… but will he? lacks discipline and focus. Stringer just doesnt have the same magic. I'd go Bennell and cross your fingers.. it will be more fun that way.

    Northernsoul74 · 08/03/2016 at 09:54

    Love Stringer and currently have him but likely to be inconsistent. Need another look in Nab 3 against a strong Pies team.

Danners · 07/03/2016 at 22:32

Another great podcast Jock and crew! Just want to see what the community thinks of my team
DEF-A.Rance, R.Laird, J.Bartel, T.Sheridan, M.Brown (ESS), M.Hartley (N.Broad, K.Collins)
MID-S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, L.Parker, J.Viney, T.Liberatore, C.Petracca, R.Mathieson (D.Gore, R.Clarke, J.Dunkley)
RUCK-S.Jacobs, N.Naitanui (M.Cox)
FWD-D.Martin, C.Wingard, M.Barlow, Z.Merrett, C.Menadue, S.Kerridge (S.Grimley, T.Phillips)
$12,100 in the bank
You're probably thinking "where's Weitering and Wells?"
Wells may jump into the team if he gets through the rest of the pre season, and Weitering I believe won't get anywhere, he may only make $100k I reckon, people are forgetting that they did play Essendon. I find it sad that he is the 11th most popular player (29.6%) in Supercoach
Thoughts community?

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 22:42

    I like the Jacobs and Viney picks, both aren't in many teams. You've gone a lot lighter in midfield than I have, not sure whether that is the correct tactic or not. Only reason I stacked my midfield is I feel the defence and forward rookies have more to offer this season. I have Viney as my M6. I'm not sold on Merrett, he might be a great selection, but I ain't touching any Essendon mid price or premium players. As for Weitering, I am not convinced either, I selected Dea over him as I prefer the mature body. Good luck!

Dan · 07/03/2016 at 22:40

Have a gander at my POD team gentlemen.

DEF:
Laird, Pittard, Suckling, McDonald, Byrne-Jones, Brown (ESS), Hartley, Collins

MID:
Dangerfield, Our Lord Jesus, Rockliff, Parker, Wines, Cripps, Liberatore, De Goey, Petracca, Dunkley, Mathieson

RUC:
Naitanui, Gawn, Cox

FWD:
Wingard, Barlow, Merret. Z, Wells, Milera, Kerridge, Grimley, McDonald

I have to watch wines, wingard, cripps, pittard, and suckling more, and they'll likely get replaced with the more responsible likes of martin, bartel etc. I think this year could be the year of the midpicer though. Lots of cheap/interesting team swapping dynamics with a busy trade season. Let's not talk about Essenson too. I have a lot of flexibility in trading for and through the byes with a lot of swing sets between almost all lines. Talk some sense into me. Thanks fellas.

    Marco_Polo94 · 07/03/2016 at 22:52

    risky yikes! PODs are great to jump up some rankings, but the chances of all of those boys stepping up and producing as much as the proven premiums might leave you in the dust early on. Not that my tactics are correct, but the way i like to set up my team is only have maybe 3 or 4 PODs so that I can break away from the pack. My premiums I select are blokes who I believe will end up in top ten in their position, and if it means paying extra i don't mind that (like i have done with shaw). Personally I just don't see enough out and out premiums in that lineup… but who am i to say it's a bad tactic. Also regarding swing sets and byes etc, wouldn't worry about them for initial team selections, just go with the team you believe has the best balance of points and cash generation. Anyway risky team, could pay off, like you said you might upgrade some of those risky blokes come round 1 anyway. Cheers!

      Dan · 07/03/2016 at 23:03

      Yeah I probably will, wines is on the chopping block unless he REALLY performs, the others aren't far behind. It is the POD version of my team, with all my PODs in there. I don't envision them as season keepers, I'd be happy if one or two could be good enough, ecstatic with more. I see these people as value, I just want them not to burn my until the byes at least.

Richard Head · 07/03/2016 at 22:48

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)

    dannyyboyy · 07/03/2016 at 22:49

    your a tool…hahaha

    Kangaroos for flag · 07/03/2016 at 23:01

    Great team
    Will be stiff to lose

      Richard Head · 07/03/2016 at 23:04

      I am firmed the team up well
      biggest choice was whether to have Jack on or Jack off, chose the latter

    tophawk · 07/03/2016 at 23:45

    Good slide.. Ohhh Poops!!… I meant good side.

    Please polish your head Richard.

    Phat Man · 08/03/2016 at 10:27

    This is cockiest side ive seen

Chooka · 07/03/2016 at 22:49

G'day Community, would love some feedback on the team – I've finally put some time into it. Deep breath…no Goldy or Fyfe. Fyfe will be an immediate upgrade as soon as he's dropped a bit.
DEF: Shaw, Laird, McKenzie, Hartley, K. Collins (Broad, Newman)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Prddis, R. Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Keays (Mathieson, Cuningham, Gore)
FWD: D. Martin, Zorko, A. Hall, Kerridge, Wells, Petracca (M. Brown, Cox)
RUC: Martin, Gawn (Grimley)

Cheers Community.

Cozza · 07/03/2016 at 22:57

Why are there so many people getting on Rich? He has not shown anything from a fantasy perspective since his rookie year – am I missing something? We all went him last year and were a bit disappointed. He started the season at $348k and only finished at $384k. Averaged 80.81. Doubtful he will finish in top 10 defenders and not likely to make you cash, so failing to see the fuss.

Steeeve · 07/03/2016 at 23:02

Trying out new look. Going huge premos plus money makers, if I nail the rookies should be stoked.leaving (most) rookies out of the team below because who cares until next Thursday night? Just look at the premos…

Backs: Laird, KK, Bartel, Weitering
Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Rockliffe, Libba
Rucks: Goldy, Nic Nat
Forwards: Dusty, Zorko, Barlow, Wells

14 keepers, plus wells and Weitering who at mid-low 200s should average as much as any risky 400-500k selection that goes wrong.

Questions are, what do you think of this ultra conservative strategy, and what do you think of avoiding basically all potential break out players? Can you still finish right up there without nailing a break out players or two?

Joey · 07/03/2016 at 23:03

dont encourage him

The Ranger · 07/03/2016 at 23:17

Bloody great casting of the pod lads, love ya work.

Aye · 07/03/2016 at 23:20

Sheridan or j.lonergan at d4?

    Holty · 08/03/2016 at 09:15

    dont think it matters. they are both due for breqk out seasons. if it helps, i have Lonergan. think he will have a much better sc role due to Gold Coasts injuries.

    Rabbits16 · 11/03/2016 at 13:22

    sherooooo

LEKDOG · 07/03/2016 at 23:21

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

LEKDOG · 07/03/2016 at 23:24

Man with hand in pocket always feel cocky – crouching one

Nifty · 08/03/2016 at 00:05

Thoughts please community.

Shaw & Greene

or

Houli & Dahlhaus

    Matt · 08/03/2016 at 00:37

    Shaw and Greene

    Blueprime · 08/03/2016 at 02:13

    1.

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:18

    Shaw

Dan · 08/03/2016 at 00:23

Any feedback would be much appreciated community.
Def: KK, Birchall, Yeo, Dea, Brown, Hartley (Byrne-Jones, Broad)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Rocky, Parker, Wines, Libba, Mills (Gore, Mathieson, McPherson)
Ruck: Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
Fwd: Barlow, Greene, Stringer, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (Grimley, McDonald-Tipungwuti)
54,500K in bank to go Gawn to Martin. Unfortunately wanted Shaw instead of Birchall but can't squeeze him in. Birchall could become someone else. Also, no one really mentioned McGovern or Hurn. With Brwon/Macenzie returning they could find themselves freed up, esp McGovern for his great intercept marking.
Thoughts?

    Pete · 08/03/2016 at 16:35

    Overall the structure is right i feel but I would go maccafer instead of mills and save some cash. Also Mcpherson wont be relevent. I took him out of my side so replace him. I think everyone needs to be careful with Parker and Wines they get injured so often.
    I like the Stringer call, hopefully he pulls it off for you. Going light in defence is the way to go this year for sure

    Good luck mate

Matt · 08/03/2016 at 00:36

Hannebery or JPK?

Have the money for Pendles or Danger but not super keen on their prices, want to have a look at them in the early rounds first.

    Nifty · 08/03/2016 at 00:48

    JPK

    Blueprime · 08/03/2016 at 02:14

    Dangerfield.

    Chill · 08/03/2016 at 09:35

    Hannebery. Completely overlooked. Gun.

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/03/2016 at 09:44

    i think hanneberry will be no 1 scoring mid for swans this year

Fox · 08/03/2016 at 02:30

Anyone know why we have not seen A Francis (ess ) yet ????? Have not seen or heard any inj ,, just holding him back maybe ?

    REN · 08/03/2016 at 15:17

    Pretty sure he had a few minor injuries during the pre-season and they were just being cautious with him

Luke · 08/03/2016 at 08:37

Feeling like I am a bit too cookie cutter and maybe too many max priced premo's, but team looks pretty strong on paper I think. Any feedback appreciated. Slightly concerned about the article on Ablett in the Herald Sun today, but he is still in the team at the moment.

DEF: Shaw, Laird, McGovern, Weitering(maybe, please provide suggestions for player under $239k with better point scoring opportunities), M Brown, Hartley. Broad, Collins
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Mathieson. Gore, Keayes, Macpherson.
RUCK: Goldy, Gawn. Cox
FWD: Deledio, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Milera, Kerridge. Grimley, McDon Tip.

Thanks

    magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 12:08

    Whats going on with Ablett?

CaPtKaOs · 08/03/2016 at 09:01

Rookie question…after round one has started….say, easter saturday, if i drop a hawthorn rookie and bring in a geelong one (both reams still to play), will it cost me a trade? I know it would in the later rounds. Is round one the same? Thanks for any advice.

    Holty · 08/03/2016 at 09:21

    you can continue to trade in round 1 and wont cost you any. only thing you cant do is bring in someone who has played obviously.

      CapTnKaOs · 08/03/2016 at 09:40

      Thanks Holty.

Derek · 08/03/2016 at 09:23

The problem with mid-pricers is there are so many of them. Rookies there are a few, Premiums there are a few, mid-pricers there are hundreds.

Over the past few seasons there havn't been many that emerge. look at the current list of Premiums, pretty similar to the starting list the year before. the added ones are Cripps and the Bont, but they were only rookies not long ago, not really mid-pricers.

The few that have jumped from mid-price to premium are usually the "fallen premiums" ie Sam mitchell last year. but for every Sam Mitchell there is a Ryan Griffin.

Libba this year is the standout mid-pricer, but he is a Fallen Premium

Going with too many mid-pricers is just too hard. If you need to, i would only be looking at the Fallen Premiums instead of the young "break-out" players.

the Fallen premiums on my watchlist are:

Bartel
Franklin,
StevieJ
Varcoe
Cloke
BSmith
Hanley
Libba

At the moment, Bartel & Libba are the only two in my team.

I don't think Lobbe and Wells classify as Fallen premiums, although Wells did average 104, 99 & 96 in 2011, 2012 & 2013 and Lobbe averaged 101 in 2014, so they could be considered.

Anyone else have Fallen Premiums to add?

    CapTnKaOs · 08/03/2016 at 09:59

    Interesting subject. I agree that fallen premiums are a much safer bet than picking the next mid priced break out player. The thing for me is finding a "midpricer" who can become a keeper. They are the real gold nuggets. From your list, Bartel and Libba certainly fit the bill. Varcoe and Cloke? Not so much. Polec is an interesting one I'd add to the list. If his injuries are behind him, he looks reasonable value at 303k. He has shown us what he can do when fit and firing.

      Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:08

      Polec was very high on my list early, and if i was to have that mid-price player in my mids it would be between Crouch, Polec and Hartung.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/03/2016 at 11:15

    My two cents on the fallen premiums.

    Don't think cloke has ever been premo and wouldn't go near him even in his hay day.

    Bartel – priced about right will Ave 90-95 which is fine for Def as with all the new and up coming players will play in Def only. Very steady and reliable.

    Buddy – definitely wait and see on that one looks hopelessly out of touch and who knows what will happen with his mental demons. Can own a game though.

    Stevie J – again probably about the right price but will have some big weeks when the show rolls into town

    Varcoe – meh never a premo flash in the pan

    Smith – was in my org team on watch list looks like laird has that running back role. Will wait and see.

    Hanley – we all what he can do would b a interesting pod

    Libba – lock next.

      Derek · 08/03/2016 at 12:23

      i left out Zac Dawson

      he is both a fallen premium and a young Breakout player. he ticks all the boxes.

Big G · 08/03/2016 at 09:29

Dahlhaus and Gresham or Adams and Ben Kennedy?

Big G · 08/03/2016 at 09:48

deledio not seen in many teams. Am I missing something?

    Northernsoul74 · 08/03/2016 at 10:04

    I assume most just think he's too expensive, plus always seems to be under an injury cloud. Not enough cash to start with all of Shaw, Fyfe, Danger, Goldy etc so something has to give. Dusty perceived as better value. Lids may well end up as an awesome PoD.

      Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:10

      Dusty is in my team, and i try not to double up on same team with my premiums. Delidio is more likely to drop in price than martin, so i'm getting on Dusty bandwagon first.

    Gaveday · 08/03/2016 at 11:17

    The price tag and lack of DPP is turning the masses away, that and chopsticks. But he's a gun. Can't go wrong.

    120 avg for me.

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/03/2016 at 11:27

    want to upgrade wells to lids asap

Adam · 08/03/2016 at 09:57

Soooo brown ess out for 8 ?

    hedeski · 08/03/2016 at 10:12

    West coast Brown. Finger surgery

      Adam · 08/03/2016 at 10:47

      Well thats good then, wouldve thrown a spanner if it was bombers

Steeeve · 08/03/2016 at 10:00

Is it possible to get right up there in the rankings taking virtually no risks? Selecting almost no break out candidates, strictly the top line premos and rookies? Or do you need those PODs? What does everyone think?

Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:19

I'm in a league that still has a few places to fill. Some pretty good players if you want a challenge.

Coreys League (266640)

    Liam · 08/03/2016 at 10:28

    I'm in

    Redgumwon · 08/03/2016 at 11:55

    I'm in Derek

    gator59 · 08/03/2016 at 11:58

    I'm in Derek

    murray · 08/03/2016 at 15:07

    that league is full now Derek
    Are you starting another new league?

Phat Man · 08/03/2016 at 10:23

Ok New look team

Def: Shaw, Laird, KK, Johannison, M.Brown (Ess), Hartley (N.Broad, K.Collins)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Gablett, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Parish, Gresham (N.Freeman, R.Matieson, J.Dunkley)
Rucks: Martin, Z.Smith (Cox)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, T.Greene, A Hall, D.Wells, S.Kerridge (Petracca, Grimley)

31K Left, I appreciate everyones thoughts and comments, Cheers

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 12:29

    i can only count 9 rock solid keepers (10 if you count KK)

    you will need to trade your assoff to reach full premium.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/03/2016 at 10:41

Listened to the pod cast after work last night always makes me laugh but also provides sage like advice love ya work keep em coming lads and as it is meant to do got me thinking about my rucks and my mids.

Currently have goldy, gawn and mills. Have liked watching Smith and with danger and soon Selwood around his feet can see him getting a lot of Houts to adv. Got a good tank so can run all day.

If the doyen of SC likes him then if I went goldy to Smith I could go mills to Duncan who I feel is going to have a big year.

I think gawn, Smith and Duncan should score as much or more than goldy, gawn and mills.

plus would put libba at m7 so only have 1 rook on the field in the mids.

How does that idea sound? Let us know.

    Northernsoul74 · 08/03/2016 at 11:47

    I like it. I think Duncan will have a huge season. Struggling to fit him in but would love to find a way.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/03/2016 at 12:03

      Yeah had him in my first team but had to drop him to fit the big boys in. Really rate him, will never get tagged and is in the breakout window. This is a way to get him in. Leaning towards yes.

Blakeyp · 08/03/2016 at 10:43

Hey ladies and gents just looking for some opinion on my current line up.
Forwards:
Shaw, Laird, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Brown, (Hartley, Tucker)
Mids:
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Cripps, Libba, Mills, Parish, (Gresham, Petracca, Mathieson)
Ruck:
Nic Nat, Gawn, (Grimley)
Forward:
Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Menadue, kerridge, (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)

I feel dirty going in without Pendles, this will be the first time in years. I could go Gawn down to Smith/Lobbe to raise money for Cripps up to Pendles. Good move or just leave it?

Thank in advance for your time and comments.

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 10:54

    I see you have Lonergan at D3, i think Sarah had him there as well. Over $100k cheaper than bartel, do you think he can be a keeper ?

      Blakeyp · 08/03/2016 at 11:22

      I like him due to the fact he has been in the system a while now and with swallow and JOM out he should get his chance in the middle. Also with the sub rule gone should of been gettim more time in there anyway. I think he will be will be a keeper at D6 maybe at the least he will make some money and become a stepping stone. He is not locked in yet could turn into Sheriden or someone similar.

        Pete · 08/03/2016 at 16:57

        I had Lonergon but he got injured last game. He just keeps getting injured

murray · 08/03/2016 at 10:43

what are your thoughts on A Hall (GC) this year. Is he set for a real breakout year in 2016?

    Gaveday · 08/03/2016 at 11:18

    My thoughts are Watchlist.

    Phat Man · 08/03/2016 at 11:25

    With so many of the main gold coast midfielders out, he will get a lot more time in the middle whether thats for the season or just until the likes of JOM and swallow returns, However should still score well until that happens and put you in a great position to upgrade to a premo.

    magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 12:21

    He's my F3 and staying there unless something changes by RD1

      murray · 08/03/2016 at 13:23

      He is my F4 at present, really like the position he sits

murray · 08/03/2016 at 10:48

this is my team at the moment
Laird, Bartel, Birchall, mbrown(ess), hartley, Kcollins(WB) em Scollins(Frem), C hewett
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Libba, Parish, Petracca, em Mathieson, CGlass, McPherson
NicNat, Gawn em Loersch
Martin, Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge em Cox, Tipungwuti

What are your thoughts and any feed back or changes you would make

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 11:26

    Zorko is good why get rid of him?

Gaveday · 08/03/2016 at 11:19

Give Bartel the arse. And Zorko. Get in Toby Greene.
Maybe down back go for Zac Williams or Suckling in place of Bartel and use the change to maybe upgrade Parish to a Couch borther variety.

    murray · 08/03/2016 at 13:26

    I have taken out Bartel and put in Docherty. Wise??

Dave · 08/03/2016 at 11:28

Thoughts?

Def: Shaw, Boyd, Houli, Laird, Simpson, Bartel
Mid: Fyfe, danger, pendles, gaz, hanners, JPK, treloar, parker
Ruc: Goldy, stefmartin
Fwd: Montagna, deledio, barlow, dusty, dahlhaus, greene

    Holty · 08/03/2016 at 13:03

    Great if our salary cap was doubles.

    Big G · 08/03/2016 at 15:16

    Worst team I have ever seen.

SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 11:33

G'day community,

I would like to invite IN Pieman, Derek, Sarah, Trigger and SC Addict to join my league. 448726.

If there is still spare spaces, I will invite other members of the community. But I would like these people to join first. Already has Lek, Patch and Barron in it.

Please do not join if you weren't invited.

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 11:46

    Who is addicts annonymous? I'll kick you if you dont come forward

      magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 12:20

      If you need others I will join if you want?

        SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 13:29

        Magpie join up mate

          magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 13:38

          Thanks Mate I'm in. Didn't want to join unless it was ok wasn't just going to jump in.

      gator59 · 08/03/2016 at 12:24

      would love to join too SC_Beast and go head to head with the big dogs

        SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 13:29

        righto gator, you in mate

          gator59 · 08/03/2016 at 14:15

          thanks for having me SC_Beast looking forward to it

      SCaddict · 08/03/2016 at 15:27

      That's me mate 🙂

      Thanks for the invite btw!

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 12:47

    Last few years there has been the Jock Reynolds Community Leagues. I believe there was at least 3 levels of H2H and a Premier league with a relegation/promotion system. There was two qualifying comps as well.

    Is there any news if this is still happening? I think my ranking may have qualified me for this year

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 12:51

    see if Raj and his "Titans" want to join.

      SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 13:29

      Yes Raj do you want to join?

    murray · 08/03/2016 at 13:59

    I would like to join, to go head to head with the best

      SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 14:06

      righto murray

        murray · 08/03/2016 at 14:12

        thanks SC Beast, wont let you down!

    Phat Man · 08/03/2016 at 14:41

    Any other spots available mate??

    Liam · 08/03/2016 at 14:52

    Would love to join if you have spots left beast.

gator59 · 08/03/2016 at 11:46

thoughts on H.Goddard at D3 please

    The EggMan · 08/03/2016 at 13:01

    Nah for me

    tyler101 · 08/03/2016 at 13:54

    Nah for me

    SCaddict · 08/03/2016 at 15:47

    Priced in no man's land for me gator. Another risky midpricer who may take off but could just as easily crash and burn.

    Think you're better off upgrading to a proper premo at D3 or alternatively going with a cash cow rookie if there are enough good ones floating around come Rd1.

      gator59 · 08/03/2016 at 16:53

      I'll see what i can come up with SCaddict.. cheers

tyler101 · 08/03/2016 at 12:38

Mills or parish community

    CoachDamo · 08/03/2016 at 14:32

    I've got Mills – although may depend on Round 1 selections. I worry how Parish might perform on those days the Bombers get thumped (that's coming from an Essendon supporter).

    SCaddict · 08/03/2016 at 15:51

    I like Mills myself but Parish could be a very viable selection too and I could even contemplate starting with both of them if they perform well in NAB3 and some of the other cheaper alternatives don't pan out.

The EggMan · 08/03/2016 at 12:42

Shaw, laird, t. Mckenzie, aish, waitering, dea, bnch- brown, Hartley
Danger, pendles, Ablett, sidebum, rockliff, Liba, mills, and rooks undecided…
Goldy & Gawn, w a pleb on bench (loophole basement)
Martin, Barlow, de goey, Menzel, wells, kerridge, petracca, a.mc-tipu

Strong mid, set & forget ruck w no cover needed.
Top 2 def then week
Mid price madness in fwd
I think it will work?
Top 200 last year, plan to trade arse off…

Thoughts?

Just started a fresh league too if anyone is interested
713423

    CoachDamo · 08/03/2016 at 14:32

    It could work – I guess it depends how the likes of De Goey, Menzel, Wells, Aish, etc perform. You might look at Grimley or another cheap Ruck/Fwd in your forward line so you can swing them into the ruck if necessary.

    Good luck!

Big G · 08/03/2016 at 12:42

Do we need a Gary Ablett thread?

    Rick Grimes · 08/03/2016 at 14:00

    It feels like deja vo doesn't it. Going into round one with no NAB hit out, club telling us he'll be fine. Made that mistake last year, not sure I want to make it again. Goodbye Gaz me thinks.

      magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 14:28

      Yep…..Thats what got me worried now

        Cam · 08/03/2016 at 16:17

        The man played 6 games last year, four of which were 119,124,153 and 189. if he is healthy he is still our supercoach overlord

          Big G · 08/03/2016 at 16:43

          That it is a big IF. I am starting to smell a rat. I don't think it is that big a issue to start with someone else and if he starts pumping out big scores to pick him later.

GoHawks · 08/03/2016 at 12:48

Appreciate your thoughts-

Simpson, Rich, Smith, Weitering, M.Brown (ess), Collins (Hartley, Hibberd)

Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Kennedy, Rockliff, Parker, Liberatore, Maccaffer (Keays, Mathieson, Mac Pherson)

Goldstein, Jacobs (Cox)

Martin, Barlow, Menzel, Wells, Kerridge, Grimley (AMT, Petracca)

I have exactly enough coin to trade Fyfe in for Ablett.

Thoughts?

    Redgumwon · 08/03/2016 at 13:25

    Get Fyfe, keep GAZ and remove Pendles might be an option?

    CoachDamo · 08/03/2016 at 14:29

    Your forward line looks a bit thin – you might like an extra premium in there. Menzel, Wells, Kerridge and Grimley are all popular picks but they are bound to be inconsistent – you might struggle if they all score 60 in the same round.

    In contrast, your midfield is very strong, which possibly means you are missing out on a midfield rookie or 2 (who will appreciate in value and make money for you). I'd suggest taking out a midfield premo and bringing in a forward premo (you could swing Petracca to the midfield bench if you do a direct swap).

Hashkey · 08/03/2016 at 13:12

Martin or Barlow and why please

    tyler101 · 08/03/2016 at 13:54

    Martin. Will play a bigger role at richmond and has a higher ceiling than Barlow.

    murray · 08/03/2016 at 13:54

    I have both, try and put both in your team

    Tiges · 08/03/2016 at 14:17

    Both. Barlow at great value but Dusty is a lock at F1.

    SCaddict · 08/03/2016 at 15:58

    If you could only go with one then I think it has to be Barlow given his scoring track record in 2013 and 2014.

    Looking very likely he'll regain the role (or at least a big part of it) that saw him pump out those 110 averages in the past. As such he probably represents better value than Dusty on a price per point basis.

murray · 08/03/2016 at 13:36

Dockerty or Bartel or Birchall. Need one of these three. Which one is better and why?

    Redgumwon · 08/03/2016 at 13:47

    I'd be thinking Bartel as he seems the most consistent of the three. Rumour also has it Bartel could spend more time in the midfield. I guess that now could change with Thurlow going down for the season?

    Jack · 08/03/2016 at 15:15

    Docherty. All should have a similar average but theres a much higher chance of Docherty playing more games than Bartel or Birchall.

      murray · 08/03/2016 at 15:30

      that is what I was thinking also, think he can average more than bartel and birchall

Ethan017 · 08/03/2016 at 14:27

Mcgovern or Johansien

Ethan017 · 08/03/2016 at 14:28

Mills or Parish

I N Pieman · 08/03/2016 at 14:46

Derek try again mate. I opened up a spot for you

    Derek · 08/03/2016 at 15:35

    thanks pieman

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 16:03

    Pieman did you kick me?

      SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 16:07

      Yep you did lol.

      I N Pieman · 08/03/2016 at 16:48

      Sorry buddy. I'm about to create another one 519 383. Quality players welcome

        King of harts · 08/03/2016 at 17:21

        King of harts formerly known as "superharts" is locked and loaded
        Looking forward to the challenge again pie man

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 16:16

    Well if I can't join yours, care to join mine Pieman?

      I N Pieman · 08/03/2016 at 16:48

      Sure mate

        SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 16:58

        Pieman 448726

          I N Pieman · 08/03/2016 at 17:37

          In Beast

      Liam · 08/03/2016 at 17:05

      I can join Beast if you want.

      @TheNoLanguage · 09/03/2016 at 01:59

      I love a challenge mate if there are any spots left

murray · 08/03/2016 at 14:50

jesse lonergan or tom sheridan. Who is the better option and who will score better this year

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 08/03/2016 at 16:45

    I've have Lonergan atm since the coach said he will spend more time in the mids due to number of injuries

      Pete · 08/03/2016 at 19:36

      Hasnt Lonergan injured his ankle in his last nab cup game?

REN · 08/03/2016 at 15:20

BEST OPTION?

Lonergan/Sheridan and Crouch/De Goey

OR

Bartel and a 123k rookie

    @brad_mason12 · 08/03/2016 at 15:41

    dont like bartel as an option only because he way be rested this year

    im also tossing up beween sheridan and lonergan but have sheridan in at present time

    crouch i like over de goey just need to see if he will start round one

@brad_mason12 · 08/03/2016 at 15:20

Def- Shaw, Laird, K.K, T.Sherridan, M.Brown, M.Hartley (Bonner, Broad)
Mid- Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Parish, Menadue (Cunningham, Mathesion, Gresham)
Ruc- Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
Fwd-Martin, dollhouse, Barlow, Wells, kerridge ,Petrecca (Grimley, Mcdonald – tipun

opened to suggestions cheers guys

Phil · 08/03/2016 at 16:41

Eagerly waiting for Von Baron team to be reaveled. Leaks already doing the rounds on the Net, apparently he has forgiven Danger and slapped him at M1….Does that mean he is not running with Fyfe?

Pete · 08/03/2016 at 16:43

Here is my team community! Getting confused but I think I'll stick to my guns here;

B.Houli, R.Laird, K.K, M.Brown, M.Hartley, M.Adams, D.Tucker, K.Collins
N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, T.Mitchell, D.Shiel, T.Rockliff, T.Libba, B.Macaffer, S.Kerridge, R.Mathieson, R.Davis
T.Goldstein, Z.Smith, S.Grimely
M.Barlow, T.Greene, A.Hall, D.Wells, C.Menadue, C.Petracca, M.Cox, A.Mcdonald-Tipungwuti

Any help would be great guys

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 16:59

    No Dusty?

      Pete · 08/03/2016 at 19:41

      I just cant find the cash the way I have gone hard in the midfield plus I feel price verse point value is too high for me like Dhal. I would love to have him though but not sure how to get him in Beast?

    Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 17:53

    not a fan of the mitchell selection don't see him as a keeper and not going to make you much cash

      Pete · 08/03/2016 at 19:44

      6/10 games he scored over 100 they were 120+ scores. He is a 4th year player who will be in the mid all day every day.I know his de% can be dodgey but he wins so much contested footy. Who would you suggest I put in instead? I have 43k left over

Trent · 08/03/2016 at 17:03

PLEASE RATE MY TEAM!

Defenders: H. Shaw, J. McVeigh, R. Laird, J.Weitering, M.Brown, M.Hartley, (M. Hibberd, K. Collins)

Midfielders: N. Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, G. Ablett, M. Priddis, T. Rockliff, T. Liberatore, C. Mills, D. Parish, (D. Gore, N. Freeman, R. Mathieson)

Rucks: S. Martin, M. Lobbe, (S. Grimley)

Forwards: D. Martin, M. Barlow, T. Greene, D. Wells, S. Kerridge, C.Petracca, (M. Cox, M. Adams)

Thoughts on potentially having Leuenberger? Will he be getting consistent games at the bombers? Also, thoughts on Z. Merret VS T. Greene?

    Crowmagnon · 08/03/2016 at 17:27

    Love the N Riewolt pick. Could go huge early. Definitely a risk, but maybe a big buffalo jump.

      Crowmagnon · 08/03/2016 at 17:32

      Sorry Trent, accidently reposted another reply.
      Leuy is very risky I believe. The best cheap rucks in my opinion are Sinclair and Smith.
      McVeigh is no certainty to play round 1.
      I think Priddis is an excellent pick. Hardly anybody has this absolute gun.

    tyler101 · 08/03/2016 at 17:39

    I would go Greene before Merrett. I feel essendon rookies are only fantasy relevant, and Merrett could get smashed around the ball missing some big bodies and presences.

    Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 17:45

    Not a fan of Leuenberger and Greene over Merret. Not sure on the McVeigh selection still under a injury cloud so might be better downgrading him a touch and getting Lobbe up to Smith

tyler101 · 08/03/2016 at 17:06

Sheridan or Mckenzie at D4? Torn on the two. Also have Macmillan as a POD which will be in my round 1 team at the moment.

    Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 17:33

    sheridan is probably the safer of the two more people have him too. Mckenzie could pump out a couple huge scores

james · 08/03/2016 at 17:22

started up a league would really appriciate it if Both derek and sc_beast could join the league as i would love to verse the guns
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    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 17:38

    James I'm full, but Derek is in my league. 448726. Go for it.

      james · 08/03/2016 at 17:43

      thank you so much love the work you do for the community

        james · 08/03/2016 at 17:48

        i'm James' XXII

      Peter56 · 09/03/2016 at 19:50

      Are there any free spots?

Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 17:43

Would love peoples thought gone a bit light in the backline

BACKS – KK Docherty Sheridan Weitering Brown (ess) Hartley Bench- Collins Tipungwuti
MID – Dangerfield Ablett Shiel Rockliff Parker Liberatore Mills Parish
Bench – Jansen Kerridge Cunningham
RUCKS – Mumford Gawn
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Barlow Tippet Greene Wells Kennedy
Bench – Kommer Petracca

    SC_Beast · 08/03/2016 at 17:43

    Beware of the big Mummy, injury prone to the max.

      Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 17:47

      i know hoping he has a big start and if he gets injured straight swap to goldy i know there is risk involved doing that but not willing to fork out the huge cash for goldy to start with

nickvas · 08/03/2016 at 17:57

Just wondering community, is Daniel Wells a lock?

    Pete · 08/03/2016 at 19:50

    no lock but I got him in. No injury, then great value

Emily · 08/03/2016 at 18:21

Goldy and Parker or Martin and Fyfe?

    nickvas · 08/03/2016 at 18:23

    tit for tat.

    Probably martin fyfe

    Dan · 08/03/2016 at 18:25

    Martin and Fyfe

      Gord29 · 08/03/2016 at 18:31

      Martins average will be closer to goldy than parker to fyfe so option 2

tim · 08/03/2016 at 18:33

Had Aaron Hall and Sam Gray from the start of the super coach season not happy becoming non pods

    magpie4ver · 08/03/2016 at 18:47

    I've had Hall but not S. Gray with Wines back in the mix.

    Pete · 08/03/2016 at 19:51

    Had Aaron Hall too, his back end of the season was massive. little worried about all the strapping on his knee now though.

Nickvas · 08/03/2016 at 18:35

Is having parish, mills, wintering and sea too many expensive rookies?

    Nickvas · 08/03/2016 at 18:35

    weitering and dea**

HowieGood · 08/03/2016 at 22:27

Thoughts on Rocky vs Parker?

    Hawks · 08/03/2016 at 22:36

    Got them both, but if I had to choose I would pick Rocky, as Parker has more midfield competition in JPK, Hanneberry, etc

Goose · 09/03/2016 at 13:01

DEF: Laird, Bartel, Birchall, Dea, Brown, Brown (Hartley, Collins)
MIDS: Dangerfield, Pendles, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Parish, Gresham (Jansen, Petracca, Freeman)
RUCKS: Nic Nat, Zac Smith (Wyatt)
FWDS: Dusty, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge (Menadue, Kommer).

Thoughts on this team? Not 100% sold on Smith at R2 at this stage but love the extra cash he opens up

Rascal · 10/03/2016 at 13:52

Why is just about every team selecting bartel? Won't play mids, will be managed so likely to miss games esp against the weaker sides and getting long in the tooth so more prone to injury. Likely to avg around 90-95. The guy I have I have not seen in one team is durable, less likely to miss games and is elite by foot. Just not sure what the big hang up on bartel is?

GazMan · 10/03/2016 at 17:45

GAJ: Is he a risky selection or a monty? I'm in two minds at this point. Good alternative options to be had! thoughts all?

Rabbits16 · 11/03/2016 at 13:20

Midfield:
1. Fyfe
2. Dangerfield
3. Pendlebury
4. ABlett
5. Priddis
6. Rockcliff
7. N Graham!
8. M Crouch

Reserves:
1. C Mills
2. R Davis
3. A Marcon

Still a heap of cash for 2 solid Rucks, 3 solid Forwards & 1 solid defender & 2 midpriced defenders

thoughts?

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