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PODCAST: How deep is your love?

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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




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jehtt

best midfield and defensive rookies? cheers

sPod87

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

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

Jez

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

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

Nathan

Docherty

Kano

Lonergan

Kev

McGovern

Redgumwon

Rosa Gold Coast

Sana

Woever gives ya that feeling in ya loins

@grayson_lowee

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

Tom McV

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

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

daisy

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

Gold Rush

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

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

@grayson_lowee

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

nick

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

Rabbits16

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

Tom

is goldy a lock?

Chill

did you listen to the podcast?

@grayson_lowee

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

Sam Gray, flying under the radar?

Benjamima Puddleduck

shhhhh, let him be

Ethan

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

Jack

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

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

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

Crowmagnon

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

156k left

Knackerbags

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

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

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

Knackerbags

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.

Mike

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

Crowmagnon

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

Jadyn

Merrett or Greene ?

Jonathon

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

Mitch35

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

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

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

Hall?

3. votes

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

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

TheHeMan

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

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

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

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

Whats your team look like Sarah?

Sarah

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

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

Sarah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah

Viney does look good doesn't he!!

Derek

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

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

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.

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.

Marco_Polo94

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

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

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

Sarah

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.

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

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

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

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!

Skindog

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

Sarah

Cheers Skindog 🙂

Shake n bake

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

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

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

Compromised

Mothers day podcast last year is my all time favourite.

Pure Gold.

Holty

agreed. i still listen to it every now and again

Derek

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

Sammy

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

big fan of this team, very similar to mine atm

Mark

Who are the best rookie forward options under 170k

Ethan017

Sam Kerridge

Mark

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

magpie4ver

Menadue McCarthy

SC_Beast

Petracca

Do it yourself

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

lol

Mark

Beat it goose.

Matt

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

would like to know who is jpk is. regards john

Aaron

Martin and Gore or Goldy and Mills?

Aaron

Martin and Mills I mean or Goldy and Gore

Ethan017

Martin and Millls for me

Cozza

Martin and Mills

Ethan017

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

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

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

Rhythm is a Panther

Dea down to Hartley maybe?

Scouser

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

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

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

@grayson_lowee

excellent advice here Derek hahah

Gold Rush

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

Aaron

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

magpie4ver

The sky's the limit!

SCaddict

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

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

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

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

Ethan017

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

@brad_mason12

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

Thunderstruck

Best ruck combination? (No goldstein)

Sammy

i went with stef martin and gawn

Deuce74

Gawn, Nic Nat

Cozza

Martin Gawn for me

Jack

Any 2 of Martin, Gawn, Nic Nat, Blicavs

nick

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

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

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

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

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

@MitchArnold95

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

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

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

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

SC_Beast

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

Patch

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

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

I'd stick with Dawson…..consistent performer

Derek

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

Holty

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Bighaydos

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

SC_Beast

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

Kev

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

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

What do you reckon Jock?

The Ranger

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

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

with purchasing a premo mid instead of goldy.

Blueth

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

Are you forgetting a bloke named Ablett?

Blueth

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

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

Chill

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

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

what do we think of Harwood?

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

@brad_mason12

to risky

Conor

Thoughts on Sheridan?

@brad_mason12

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

SCaddict

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.

Good threadcount. Wait for the sales.

@brad_mason12

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

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'

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

Xav

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

Upgrade Malceski

@randomcliche

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.

nick

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

i f any stars its dunky. and p crips.

Benjamima Puddleduck

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

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

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

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

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

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

against all those teams hawk is cheap better fwd then Franklin

nick

Who would you choose between Aaron hall and toby greene

Redgumwon

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

Danners

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

billy

defender for 474K

Chill

Bartel

HallyM8

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

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

Shak

Sam Mitchell or Andrew Gaff and why?

Chill

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

Cheers mate!

@randomcliche

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

Need some help, Robbie Gray or Pendles?

Deuce

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

Pendles hands down – name says it all – dependlebury

Andrew

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

SCaddict

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

He plays in a weak team, not on my watchlist

Andrew

Thanks guys

CashCows

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

Liam

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

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

Pete

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

Liam

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

@grayson_lowee

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

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

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

I would dump Mills go pick up Oliver

Ethan017

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

Andrew

Jacobs maybe?

G. B.

Nic Nat

nick

think it waz gwan

Krups

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

@randomcliche

Bhahaa. Me slow.

Derek

It was NicNat.

Crouching had a dog who could jump over his fence.

G. B.

Hi folks need some advice

Dea or Weitering ?

Thanks

G

Gord29

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

Focused

Weitering !!

Derek

$40k is a big savings

Cattack

Weitering

Sarah

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

Blueprime

Agree.