NAB ANALYSIS: West Coast v Essendon

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BarronCoachKingsLogoThe final match of the NAB Challenge was an absolute bloodbath, Community.

Considering the 105-point margin it is difficult to know how much can be taken away from this match.
West Coast were brutal. Essendon were poor.
But it is important to take these performances with a grain of salt.

West Coast

Elliott Yeo (DEF 443K)

Now we have a dilemma, Community. The kid’s finally shown something. Played his way out of many sides with dismal performances in the first two NAB matches. But he did look better today. Score probably inflated somewhat due to the poor quality of opposition, however.

Pridda (MID 612K)

Another typical workman-like performance from the champion. Ridiculously consistent. Absolutely murdered Essendon’s midfield with 33 touches. Consider.

Luke Shuey (MID 523K)

Always looks primed for a break-out season. Has scoring potential. Could be a very nice POD in the midfield. But there are too many other good options.

Andrew Gaff (MID 560K)

Ball magnet. Just racks them up. Has gotten a lot stronger in the past couple of seasons allowing him to shrug tackles easier. Looks absolutely primed for another huge year. A dark horse to be a top-eight midfielder.

Jezza McGovern (DEF 429K)

The Plasticine Man was swung from back to forward and made an impact with a couple of goals and some nice grabs. With his swingman role it is hard to know whether we will get consistent scores from him, however.

Nic Nat (RUC 560K)

Jumped all over poor Mark Jamar. Was very influential at centre bounces and set up countless centre clearances. Some of the things he did at ground level were phenomenal. The bloke moves so well for a ruckman. So many good ruck options this season, yet only two spots to fill!

Liam Duggan (MID/FWD 229K)

Very clean, this kid. Uses the ball nicely. Awkward price, but worth a look if he keeps getting midfield minutes. Eagles are reportedly keen to give him an extended crack in the guts this season. Probably didn’t get enough of it today to warrant a spot in our sides, though.

Bunga Hurn (DEF 408K)

Has an elite kick, no doubt about it folks. The Eagles look to go to him to rebound out of the defensive half. Will rack up some good scores this year, but I doubt he will be a top-six defender.

Notable absentees: Lewis Jetta, Sharrod Wellingham, Chris Masten, Tom Lamb.



Zach Merritt (MID/FWD 477K)

Had it 22 times, but I still thought he was a little underwhelming. Quiet in the first half before a burst in the last quarter improved his numbers. Was in my team, obviously will spend more time in the midfield this season. But my biggest concern is that the Dons will cop a lot of hammerings, causing a downward trend in the point-scoring capacity of the side.

Nick Kommer (FWD 123K)

Good on the young man for shaving his head for charity, but he was barely sighted today. Might be handy bench fodder but don’t expect any big scores.

Mitch Brown (DEF/FWD 117K)

After today’s performance, starting him on your field will certainly be a risk. You might get some okay scores but you will also get some shockers. Only had it nine times.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (DEF/FWD 102K)

While he is still pretty raw, you have to admire the way this bloke goes about it. Just keeps trying all day and never gives up. Woosha is a fan too, apparently. If he’s named Round One, pick him. Not sure about starting him on field, though.

Craig Bird (MID/FWD 348K)

Was pretty ordinary. Only picked up 14 possessions. Pass.

Jonno Simpkin (MID/FWD 223K)

Looked pretty good today. Played through the midfield, and was one of Essendon’s better players. Is worth looking at, but there are a couple of other good options around his price in Wells and Kennedy.

Matt Dea (DEF 183K)

Liked his game. Trying to find a way to fit him in. Seems a more reliable option on field instead of Brown or Hartley. Had it 20 times, along with eight marks.

Michael Hartley (DEF 117K)

First two NAB games were good, but he was quiet today. Is this a sign of things to come? The Bombers will get smashed plenty of times this season and it may affect the output of players like Hartley.

Sam Grimley (FWD/RUC 123K)

Seems to have some job security, so he is a handy bench option. Duel position makes him more appealing. Don’t expect much in terms of scores, though. Played as a key forward, he might snag one or two goals in a game but he won’t get many touches.

David Zaharakis (MID 414K)

Looks unders considering he will be getting plenty of midfield time. Had it 26 times today and looked industrious. Some value there.

Matt Stokes (MID/FWD 388K)

Essendon’s leading possession winner with 28 touches. The old boy has still got it. Awkward price, better options out there.

Brendon Goddard (MID 524K)

Was rubbish today. Pass.

Notable absentees: Matthew Leuenberger, Courtenay Dempsey, Jayden Laverde, Ryan Crowley.

There it is – our final NAB Challenge write up for the season! Over to you community:


SJK · 13/03/2016 at 22:52

Hey friends, wondering if I could get some constructive criticism/not very hurtful help going on around my team

Heres what I've got atm with ~75k left over (yeah…):

Shaw, Laird, T.McKenzie, Dea, Brown, Hartley (Broad, Collins)
Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Priddis, Parker, Libba, Mills, B.Kennedy (Pettraca, Matheison, Davis)
Goldy, Sauce Jacobs (Cox)
Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Grimley, AMcDT)

A few reasonings. Very shallow in defense I know. Thought process is that I'm only really sure Shaw & Lair will be top 6 defenders this year. McKenzie at D3 is someone I'm confident can average at least 80, if not 85+. Not interested in Sheridan as he's never proven himself in seasons past, whereas T-Mac had 2 years of 80+ averages before last years stink up.

First 4 mids I'm confident will be top 8, and can definietly see a scenario where Parker finishes in the 6-10 range (definitely worth the spend IMO)

Going solid in the ruck, just want 2 blokes I can forget about and SHOULD (Touch wood) Bang out 20+ games. Reliability

PRetty stock standard fwd line. I really REALLY like the look of Milera but something in my gut tells me Menadue is a better pick. Dunno why, it just does. Is it worth using my extra $ to get Milera and sit him on my bench or save the $$ in case of emergency trade up needed after R1/2??

All rookies obviously subject to change depending on R1 selections, ill expect a few of them to change.


    Ben · 13/03/2016 at 22:57

    Like it a lot a mate

    Brad · 13/03/2016 at 22:58

    I like it. Like all of us you may have to shuffle a couple of rookies around .

    JoeWoolcock · 13/03/2016 at 23:20

    Really like the Jacobs selection, SJK. Extremely consistent, will play 22 and average 100-110 like always. Dea is a good idea as well – much better scoring potential than his cheaper compatriots. I'm not sold on Dusty, but I guess he's in so many teams now that it doesn't really matter how he goes. Overall, a very sound effort my friend.

    Ben · 14/03/2016 at 10:23

    Really like your team,
    Currently not sold on dusty myself, with the issues going on with his dad. He wil be a very popular pick but i think someone like deledio wil be more reliable.
    I dont think your def is too shallow, maybe if you chucked weitering in it would improve the depth.
    Love the pick of sauce, will be a good POD
    Have you thought of going going grimley to milera maybe, aware you lose the dpp, but the points and cash that you gain will be more valuable.

    Leeds17 · 14/03/2016 at 11:57

    Don't think you can go too wrong with Menadue or Milera.

    Menadue has played all 3 games 80%GT+ averaging around 0.8pts a minute I think his spot is safe despite what i've seen written on here,
    Milera only 62%GT but has played all 3 games at 0.9 pts per minute his spot in the team looks solid as well but he's flashy player I think 60%Gt is all he'll get.

    cuzza · 14/03/2016 at 16:51

    matheison broken jaw mate

@OldCampaignerSC · 13/03/2016 at 22:53

Massive concern with Mitch Brown, 13 points from 9 possies..might move him to the bench

    Phil Tony's Cracken · 14/03/2016 at 00:04

    really? How much of thr game did he play? NAB is so underestimated!

      Kev · 14/03/2016 at 08:40

      58% mate.

        Swans2012 · 14/03/2016 at 08:47

        Gday Kev, where do I find game time %'s can't seem to find them anywhere?

          Holty · 14/03/2016 at 09:03

          afl site. go to the game stats and then click advanced stats.

            Swans2012 · 14/03/2016 at 12:00

            I can't find it on fan footy (tog),got it on afl though thanks holty. Tog certainly hasn't talked me out of rich and t Mac as options down back…..

          PJ8 · 14/03/2016 at 09:32

          Or fan footy, has SC scores as well

            Holty · 14/03/2016 at 09:59

            does it have time on ground%. i did not know that.

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:40

    I agree oldy he's not the sort of player we should be depending on for 70plus every week but his DPP status and low price make him impossible to ignore for the start. If you've got the cash to have Wieter at D5 and D.E.A at D6 I'd go that way and put Walla and Brown 6,7

Swans2012 · 13/03/2016 at 22:53

Hmmmm my bomber dominated rookie backline is looking shaky, can't say I'm surprised….

Cpt Pugwash · 13/03/2016 at 22:56

Defensive rookies are a worry. Who have settled on?

Is two Bombers two many?

    @WellsM84 · 13/03/2016 at 23:03

    I'm liking Bonner, Collins, Dea and Brown, Tipatungmuntijonessmithbrown also looks good if he's elevated. I just upgraded my D4. Too much poo rookies to roll to D3 only.

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 08:42

    Adams from the dogs, Ruggles, Tucker if named round 1, Broad. Plenty of options

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:43

    No Cptn 2 defenders from the team who should not be named is not too many, they have the 2nd bye

Vinny · 13/03/2016 at 22:57

Is johannisen worthy of an D3 spot if shaw takes D1 and Laird is D2 with rookies the rest?

    JoeWoolcock · 13/03/2016 at 23:13

    Very possible, Vinny. I like the kid a lot but you'd have to be sure about 3 rooks behind him, which at the moment doesn't seem too appealing. Your choice though mate.

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:44

    I think so. As long as you have a plan to replace him if it goes wrong

    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 12:28

    You can join 660437, 689319

jockreynolds · 13/03/2016 at 22:57

Magnificent debut for the community today Big Carl – wonderful to have you onboard mate!

    hedeski · 14/03/2016 at 00:39

    Gday jock are ya updating ck venue list soon mate? Keep up the good work crew

tophawk · 13/03/2016 at 22:57

Great write up!

Brendan Goddard did look like a man defeated today.

I do feel for him and understand why is not motivated right now. Essendon with their core players out, will be lucky to win 1-2 games this year. I do feel for the Essendon supporters, but it is not looking good.

Will be reviewing the Essendon Rookies prior to rd 1. This side is very unstable.

Snowy · 13/03/2016 at 22:59

Dea is set option, community

    Snowy · 13/03/2016 at 23:00

    *best, not set

Patch · 13/03/2016 at 22:59

Loving your work, Big Carl! Great debut today mate. This is a big head's up to those who are looking to slot thousands of cheap red sashes into their sides. It will really, really hurt some weeks.

For those wondering, yes, I am having doubts about Zach Merrett but I won't knee jerk and trade him out of my side.

Vinny · 13/03/2016 at 23:01

Weitering or Matt Dea as D4?

    Holty · 13/03/2016 at 23:55

    with the uncertainty in the defense on rookies, Weitering 4 and Dea 5.

The mongrel punt · 13/03/2016 at 23:02

I want to bring in Dea. But unsure who i should trade out, Brown or Hartley?

    @footy_bec · 14/03/2016 at 07:14

    I would ditch B
    rown as its two weeks now of poor scores.

Patch · 13/03/2016 at 23:02

Also, scores for those wondering: (Shannon Hurn interesting me a lot)


Matt Priddis 130
Josh Hill 118
Josh J. Kennedy 116
Jack Darling 112
Jeremy McGovern 106
Shannon Hurn 101
Nic Naitanui 96
Andrew Gaff 95
Mark LeCras 94
Elliot Yeo 94
Luke Shuey 91
Brad Sheppard 87
Jamie Bennell 72
Scott Lycett 71
Jackson Nelson 69
Liam Duggan 65
Xavier Ellis 63
Eric MacKenzie 59
Jack Redden 57
Will Schofield 54
Malcolm Karpany 48
Jamie Cripps 29
Samuel Butler 23
Kane Lucas 7
Jonathan Giles 0


Mark Baguley 113
Mathew Stokes 102
Matt Dea 94
David Zaharakis 89
Joe Daniher 87
James Gwilt 77
Zach Merrett 72
Jonathan Simpkin 67
James Kelly 62
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 58
Mark Jamar 56
Adam Cooney 53
Shaun McKernan 52
Martin Gleeson 52
Michael Hartley 49
Orazio Fantasia 47
Kyle Langford 46
Craig Bird 44
Patrick Ambrose 43
Brendon Goddard 39
Nick Kommer 34
Jackson Merrett 34
Sam Grimley 31
Conor McKenna 26
Mitch Brown 13

    Eric_the_Red · 14/03/2016 at 20:13

    Thoughts on McGovern, Patch? A handy D3 in a 3 'premo' defence, or too risky?

Vinny · 13/03/2016 at 23:10

259186, 794981

Join my lague fellas, but only if you are an experienced and proven supercoach King!

    Phil Tony's Cracken · 14/03/2016 at 00:06


    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 12:29

    How about 718979 or 660437!

George · 13/03/2016 at 23:10

People's thoughts on McGovern and Yeo?

    Phil Tony's Cracken · 14/03/2016 at 00:07


    hedeski · 14/03/2016 at 00:26

    The gov. Not worried about his role he will take marks both ends kick goals and run like a lumberjack (blicavs the gazelle he aint)

    Adam · 14/03/2016 at 07:25

    Yeo will be a good pick next season but McGovern will be the pick of this season

    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 12:26

    Yeo. His position is known.

    Kevin Skywalker · 14/03/2016 at 17:19

    For me it's now between Yeo & JJ for D3. Yeo has the DDP, will play in the middle and go forward to kick goals. JJ will take the half back role at the dogs but won't spend much time (if any) in the mids

George · 13/03/2016 at 23:13

My rookie structure is this for my team, I know we have to wait for Rd one until we get the answers but is this looking decent?
D: Weitering Brown Hartley AMT Ruggles
M: Mills Gresham Mathieson Keays
R: Chol
F: McCarthy Kerridge Grimely Adams

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 07:27

    AMT and Ruggles are still rookie listed. Mathieson may have a busted cheek. Not too sure that Keays will play early.

    Rucks and fwds are fine

@BarronVonCrow · 13/03/2016 at 23:28

It was quite easy to spot when Kommer got near it, with the sunlight gleaming off his milky white noggin'

@noahcavanagh · 13/03/2016 at 23:29

love some community wisdom on my team any thoughts appreciated:
Def: Shaw, Laird, Johannisen, Sherdian, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Brown)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Gaz, Priddis, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Hewett, Mathieson, Davis)
Ruck: Martin, Gawn (Wyatt)
Fwd: Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)

    Papa Smurf · 14/03/2016 at 10:23

    Nice looking team very close to mine but did a few calculations and you have to be over the $cap

    @noahcavanagh · 14/03/2016 at 17:46

    nope have 6k left

KiwiSaint · 13/03/2016 at 23:29

A Few spots left 720660 experienced players
Does anyone have keeper league with a spot free

    Johnny · 14/03/2016 at 09:29

    883214. I might have a couple of spots left Kiwi so would be awesome for you to join, the draft is on Wednesday at 9:30pm.

    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 18:50

    Go for 372216 or 660437

james · 13/03/2016 at 23:38

thoughts on my team 40k in the bank what changes could i make?
i have gone light in the fwd line as i feel thats where the most cash will be made with rookies and deep in def as the rookies aren't offering much, pretty happy with the mids and ruck will avg 100+

DEF- Boyd, Laird, Hurn, Cutler, weitering, dea (hartley, ruggles)
MID- danger, mundy, priddis, shiel, rockliff, cripps, m.crouch, mills (clarke, davis, marcon)
RCK- jacobs, gawn (loersch)
FWD- barlow, robinson, wells, kennedy, kerridge, mccarthy ( adams, tippa)

    Dan · 14/03/2016 at 01:02

    Boyd >> Shaw
    Mundy/Shiel >> Jesus if fit

George · 13/03/2016 at 23:39

Is it crazy to pick Cripps over both rockliff and parker? Both of them will be spending lots of time up fwd, and I was really impressed with Cripps getting 107 in just over a half of footy

    Maggi · 14/03/2016 at 00:01

    Not at all george. I think rocky is the best of the 3 but I am picking cripps over parker.

    Holty · 14/03/2016 at 00:04

    not at all. Cripps is a gun but playing with a poor side. Rocky has more upside but injury prone. Honestly think he will score better then Parker.
    They are all very solid picks though.
    If it helps, i have rocky anx cripps at present

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:47

    Big Knackers to take him over Rocky, I think you'll need both.

OldOcker · 13/03/2016 at 23:39

5 Spots left in Old Ocker's FC 735632
Welcome all.

    Nifty · 13/03/2016 at 23:51

    Cheers mate..

    Liam · 14/03/2016 at 08:40

    Cheers ocker

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 08:45

    Bugger. Missed out 🙁

Brandon · 13/03/2016 at 23:47

This is not the greatest league in the world, no! *This is just a tribute* 314788
Hope to have a serious/competitive league! Cheers

    hedeski · 14/03/2016 at 00:42

    Ha ha tenacious

    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 18:51


Nifty · 13/03/2016 at 23:48

Hey Community.
Interesting Round 1 for our Rucks.
Gawn v Mummy.
Goldy v Jacobs.
Nicnat v Martin.
No easy points there..

    Burndog · 14/03/2016 at 00:43

    Gawn over Mummy…I just don't see mummy playing a whole season.

    Goldy over Jacobs…but I'm torn on this one. I have Goldy but part of me thinks he might drop a bit in price making him an upgrade rather than a round 1 pick…but I've still picked him.

    Nic Nat over Martin…but that's just me being a touched aroused after watching NN vs Essendon. Can't go wrong with either of these blokes.

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:51

    Thanks Nifty they're all contests that I'd pay to see. I might even factor in the possibility a ruck switch after round 2 when Sauce eats Lobbe, Gawn destroys whoever the Cheetahs play in ruck, and Goldy and Martin go head to head.

Burndog · 14/03/2016 at 00:10

Please save me from having a league full of media types…all welcome – 454685

Aside from that…thanks for all of the updates over the NAB period…some shocking games and not easy for anyone to watch…so I appreciate you blokes putting in the hard yards.

    Rakesh · 14/03/2016 at 18:53

    718979 would be full soon or 372216

Phil · 14/03/2016 at 00:39

Dusty & B.Crouch
Laird & Libba

    Dan · 14/03/2016 at 00:59

    Laird and Libba

Kade · 14/03/2016 at 00:47

People forgetting about malceski? Only 380k. You can almost lock it in that he will get to at least 450k if not a keeper. Had a crapper season. Will be looking to bounce back

    Phil Tony's Cracken · 14/03/2016 at 01:20

    I dont think anyone forgot about him! He was considered a a hot commodity like in the first 2 weeks???? He's a spud but if you want him have at it!!!!

      Phil Tony's Cracken · 14/03/2016 at 01:23

      When i say first 2 weeks I mean was like 2 months ago when SC opened! He's a dud!

    Danners · 14/03/2016 at 10:05

    Averaged only in the 50's over the NAB challenge

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:54

    A lot of us are trying to forget about him Kade but last year for many he caused the unintended use of a trade on player considered to be a lock when starting teams were picked, that sort of burn leaves mental scars.

Dan · 14/03/2016 at 00:59

Sam Gray, Mitch Robinson or Dayna Zorko for F1/F2 (Barlow is currently F1 with De Goey, Wells also on field)?
Interesting with Beams out, unsure on Gray's role at Port Adelaide. Zorko has left me cinders and ashes before, Robinson is an unpredictable, contested work horse, in a new role/team. Who are you considering on field up front community?

    @footy_bec · 14/03/2016 at 07:20

    I like Gray but I think all 3 are good!

    Liam · 14/03/2016 at 08:43

    Zorko !!!

      Sarah · 14/03/2016 at 10:57

      not if he's suspended round 1

    Leeds17 · 14/03/2016 at 11:48

    Zorko is a jet no doubt he is priced right though you could get him cheaper at some point, Hall looks a better option than Gray or Robbo imo.

      Dan · 14/03/2016 at 12:50

      He is in the mix too. How do you think he will perform with a full GCS side?

        Leeds17 · 14/03/2016 at 14:41

        I think he's stamped himself as a genuine Mid for them.

    DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:55

    Mitch the Magnificent for all of the reasons I identified in the discussion of Brisbanes most recent game

      Dan · 14/03/2016 at 12:51

      He's very tempting.

Jono · 14/03/2016 at 01:16

Gday community!
Some advice, pointers in the right direction would be muchly appreciated;

H.Shaw, T.Mac, R.Laird,
T.Sheridan, J.Weitering, M.Hartley
(N.Broad, A.Mac-tippa)
N.Fyfe, P.Danger, M.Priddis, T.Rocky,
T.Libba, B.Crouch, C.Mills, C.Oliver
(R.Mathieson, R. Davis, D.Macpherson)
T, Goldy, NicNat (Korcheck)
M.Barlow, J.Kennedy, A.Hall,
D.Wells, L.McCarthy, S.Kerridge,
(C.Petracca, M.Brown)

Is it too low to have only potentially 13 keepers?
originally had 15 keepers with gun n rookie set up.
Have I loaded up on maybe too many high priced rooks?
I feel like they would be good cash cows but maybe a waste of trades to upgrade?
Any thoughts would really help.

I also have $26.2k left in the kitty.

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 08:52

    G'day Jono, looks okay mate. Your mids do look a bit mid price after M4 though. If this was my team I'd drop one of Libba or Crouch, and one of Mills or Oliver for 123k rookies. Your D1-3 is fantastic, so I'd take the punt on getting rid of Sheridan or Weitering.

    From this I'd get another premium mid, and someone better than JJK at F2

      Jono · 14/03/2016 at 16:58

      Thanks for the pointers kev!
      Really do appreciate it – will keep thinking!
      Just as I was thinking I had previously downgraded all crouch, Oliver and weitering for ablett and two other cheap rookies but was worried about on field scores and abletts injury.
      I also considered peddles but not 100% about him scoring big early. I had him last year and I think he didn't score too well early.
      I've also been thinking of cripps or wines also !

      Had Martin F1 but wasn't sure about increasing price early. As I recall j Kennedy usually starts seasons very well?

      Lol! I am still so undecided !

    Paul · 14/03/2016 at 10:11

    If you think about it, you just need to get to 22 keepers ASAP. If you do downgrade/upgrades, then from 13 keepers to 22 keepers you need 18 trades, so you have 12 trades for injuries/suspensions/etc. So while it's not as good as 15 keepers from the start, it's not a bad amount either.

      Jono · 14/03/2016 at 17:01

      Thanks for your feedback Paul !
      You've helped put things in perspective and I can relax a tad. Considering I've picked right first up haha.
      Maybe 14 keepers a target. !

Dasied and confused · 14/03/2016 at 01:24

In need of your ultimate guidance community.

Option 1:
S.Martin and Hall with $14,500

Option 2:
Z. merrett and Naitanui with $2,100

Option 3:
Goldstein and Wells with $101,200

    Cozza · 14/03/2016 at 01:39


    Carl · 14/03/2016 at 02:04

    Not 2. Toss up between 1 & 3 I think. Depends on what you can spend that extra $100k on and what you think Wells will ave

    @footy_bec · 14/03/2016 at 07:22


    Grahame Lebroy · 14/03/2016 at 09:07

    I like 1 just . Especially to start off with

Shak · 14/03/2016 at 02:23

Stuck between either Shannon Hurn or Jason Johhanisen?

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 08:53

    Hurn. Proven

Emily · 14/03/2016 at 02:29

rockliff of wines?

    @footy_bec · 14/03/2016 at 07:23

    Battle of the previously injured… So Rockcliff with a higher ceiling.
    Wines is a tackling beast, rate him very highly.

    Sarah · 14/03/2016 at 10:57


Connor · 14/03/2016 at 05:22

So I'm doing some SuperCoach browsing at 5:00am because why not and I think to myself, why not check out the Jock Reynolds website see if that's up and about again (obviously I was hoping against hope) and I must say I am ecstatic it is back!
I must ask though, what made this site get off the ground again?

Mark · 14/03/2016 at 05:28

Still some open spots left – all welcome!


Nebular · 14/03/2016 at 09:00

All welcome to join 127308

@noahcavanagh · 14/03/2016 at 09:04

Any thoughts appreciated:
Def: Shaw, Laird, Johannisen, Sherdian, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Brown)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Gaz, Priddis, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Hewett, Mathieson, Davis)
Ruck: Martin, Gawn (Wyatt)
Fwd: Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)
Bank: 6K

Booma · 14/03/2016 at 09:24

Back line rookies are causing a lot of headaches. Will Ruggles replace Therlow at the cats? And does Broad replace Conca at tiger land? Like Adams & AMT, don't see Bonner getting games early. Collins & Brown will be a SLOW $$ generation. Thoughts community?

    Derek · 14/03/2016 at 09:53

    exactly! people are thinking of starting the year with 3 on-field rookies. i was thinking 1 was about right but was entertaining the idea of going with two.

SC_Beast · 14/03/2016 at 09:43

Is it bad to start without Ablett, Rockliff, Parker and Libba and select Pendles, Priddis, Gray and Oliver?

    Steeeve · 14/03/2016 at 10:05

    Not necessarily, just very conservative. All those blokes are at the correct price except Oliver. All of Gaz, Rocky, Parker, Libba are at unders. I'd prefer to pay less for hopefully the same amount of production. End up saving one trade (Oliver).

    Paul · 14/03/2016 at 10:14

    It's different. Do you have Dangerfield for the (c)? If not, you need a (c) player (Fyfe, Ablett or Danger)

    Booma · 14/03/2016 at 10:26

    Not sure on Rocky beast… You correct in that he is under priced, but no pre season matches & a couple of hamstring injuries over the break have me concerned..

Shake n bake · 14/03/2016 at 09:44

Ive changed Pendles to Hanners for reasons if mentioned before & now have moved on Rocky. With Beams out for who knows how long just think they might sit on him abit more & brought in Treloar. What do we think?

    Derek · 14/03/2016 at 09:54

    Did Rich get any time in the guts?

      Derek · 14/03/2016 at 09:56

      ok, i lookied it up myself. He attended 17 centre bounces. Enough said.

        SC_Beast · 14/03/2016 at 09:57

        You locking him in Derek?

        Holty · 14/03/2016 at 10:03

        be careful Derek. you have given many sound advice helping people on this site so I will say this. Who do you think the tag will go to now Beams isnt starting this season?

          Derek · 14/03/2016 at 10:38

          i assume the tag will go to Rocky.

            Sarah · 14/03/2016 at 11:04

            Very unlikely, Rich, Hanley and Beams are almost a certainty to get tagged over Rockliff. With Beams out, the tag should go to Rich or Hanley. There the most damaging players, game winners and easiest to tag.
            Rockliff's 40 touches aren't damaging and don't hurt opposition clubs, why he almost never gets tagged.

              Derek · 14/03/2016 at 11:41

              Thanks sarah. my team is getting Goldy back into the starting line up and dropping Lobbe, i have come to my senses and decided to start the year with Goldy and Nic nat. Means i need to sqeeze some cash and i had Rich in and out anyway. I had thought he would be a nice D4, He isn't a D3 but with Goldy in the team i don't have the coin to start him at D4.

              i was thinking of dropping Rocky and starting with only 4 Ultra premiums in the mids (fyfe, Danger, Pendles & Gaz) to find the cash for Rich at D4 and Weitering at D5.

              But if Rich is too risky, i'll look elsewhere.

            Holty · 14/03/2016 at 13:09

            yeah rocky although gets his hands on the ball more, Rich is far more damaging with that left boot of his. Plus rocky is tough to tag and Rich disappears when tagged. I might be wrong Derek but as i said, you have given sound advice on here so this is simply a heads up of what i think would happen.

    Holty · 14/03/2016 at 09:57

    if you havs doubts dont select them so i like your pendles choice. Im surprised anyone still looks at Beams at the beginning of tbe season. He is a great player but for his price, he has never played a entire season so happy that you have been made to make that trade. Treloar will be good this year. might take a few games with a new club but should be left alone with the tag usually going to pendles. Hannebery you cant go wrong plus will be a good pod for you.

    Steeeve · 14/03/2016 at 10:06

    I'm hoping Rocky will be slotted straight into the guts. Someone can sit on him all they want, more contested possies for him.

      Sarah · 14/03/2016 at 11:08

      I hope not, if Brisbane want to win games, they need Rockliff in the forward line. They have plenty of midfield depth but they desperately need another forward who can kick 35 – 40 goals for the season

        Kevin Skywalker · 14/03/2016 at 17:26

        What about Tom Bell?

    Shake n bake · 14/03/2016 at 10:21

    Tnx Holty yeah haven't seen to many teams start with Hanners just hope the swans don't beat the Pies 1st up but he scores thru the roof!! l could be totally wrong with Rocky Steeeve, you could be right he might just do exactly what you said well just have to wait and see hey. Got burnt last year starting Rich scored over 100 in there 1st game against Pies last year then went off the boil. Who knows maybe different role maybe higher scores….good luck Derek.

      Derek · 14/03/2016 at 10:40

      i'm really looking for defenders who will play in the guts. genuine midfielders. there are few

gator59 · 14/03/2016 at 10:02

I know this looks So wrong,, But could this be the way to go.. Still have 13/14 keepers

Thoughts and comments please??

Shaw.. Rance.. T.Mcdonald.. Docherty.. Weitering.. Hartley

Fyfe.. Danger.. Priddis.. R.Gray.. Rocky.. Libba.. Mills.. Oliver

Tonto.. Gawn

Barlow.. Steele.. Wells.. Kerridge.. Kennedy.. McCarthy

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 10:23

    How much you got left, gator? Steele at F2 makes me nervous. I think your also being kind with your keepers, I count 10/11

      gator59 · 14/03/2016 at 10:39

      Have 16k left Kev. My way of thinking there in the forward line is that the rookies will generate more and cash quicker than the defense.. As for keepers 4 down back.. maybe 5/6 mids.. 2 rucks.. and maybe 2 fwds

oldmate65 · 14/03/2016 at 10:07

Thoughts would be appreciated, thanks community.

DEF: Laird, KK, JJ, Weitering, Brown, Hartley (Collins, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Jansen, Mathieson, MacPherson)
RUCK: Naitanui, Gawn (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (McCarthy, AMT)

Only 3K left in the kitty.

Also thoughts on either Bartel or JJ and downgrading pendles for either Wines or Duncan so I can upgrade elsewhere

Thanks again

    Kev · 14/03/2016 at 10:20

    Not bad, oldmate. Defence is making everyone nervous so I'll leave that line alone. Is that Brad Crouch in the mids? He hasn't ticked any boxes for me to be worthy of a spot. I'd look elsewhere if you want 2 300k-ish mids. Rucks and fwds are fine.

    In answer to your questions, JJ is the shiny new thing and hasn't proved himself to me yet, so I'd rather Bartel. Wines ahead of Duncan is you decide to make this move

Paul · 14/03/2016 at 10:26

Def: Shaw, Birchall, Yeo, JJ, Weitering, Dea (AMT, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Cripps, Libba, B Crouch, Mills, Parish (Gresham, Mathienson, MacPherson)
Ruck: Gawn, Kreuzer (Korcheck)
For: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (Kennedy, McCarthy)

About 13k left. Starting to get a little happier with it now. Birchall and Yeo are the main POD's from most people here.Could easily free up some cash for rookie changes by turning one of the aforementioned into Hurn….

Maddie · 14/03/2016 at 10:39

Thoughts on Harley Bennell?

    Paul · 14/03/2016 at 12:52

    I think at $61 for the Brownlow, he's good value. He's a gun, but expect he'll be inconsistent SC wise.

DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 10:42

Thanks Carl, should we be worried that Parish only played NAB1? The Cheetahs played plenty of other rooks but the 200k+ rook doesn't seem to be in the chemists plans for the early part of the real thing

gator59 · 14/03/2016 at 10:42

Steele has been on the watch list for a while now Holty

Hawker · 14/03/2016 at 10:44

consider crouch to oliver/gresham and Brown to Dea

IMO Bartel not going to justify his price

to answer your last question you don't exactly need to upgrade elsewhere but Duncan could be a very good POD

    Leeds17 · 14/03/2016 at 11:43

    Loving that Bartel looks like he'll be a pod

Hawker · 14/03/2016 at 10:48

Ward or Priddis or Hannabery Can't decide for the M4 spot

    Shake n bake · 14/03/2016 at 10:59

    For what it's worth Hawker I have Hanners

    Sarah · 14/03/2016 at 11:06

    Priddis or Hannebery, both are better picks than Ward.

    cuzza · 14/03/2016 at 17:25

    priddis just works every week, that was my thinking

DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 11:23

This is what I got from this game.
I understand that they wont be playing the potential grand finalists every week but I've lost faith in a few of the concessional players that the AFL allowed the Tullamarine Turds to recruit and also a few try-hard's that weren't given Jimmy's Juice.

Simpkin-64,54,67 isn't good enough from a 220k player who has no value to the clubs future, send him to rehab now.
I have to agree with Carl on Brown, sure his nab1 104 got me interested but backing it up with 46,13 says D8 at best lucky for him he's DPP.
Kommer -29, 60, 34 He showed that it doesn't matter how weak his teammates are Kommer will always be a very low scoring SC player
Fantasia – 92, 55, 47 The thought of him being worth his price is pure fantasy

I do like Hartley and 'Walla' McD-Tip and both are still in my squad, Carl is spot on about the way Walla competes he's an inspiration to the rest of the team and will surely be upgraded.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) also worked his way into my squad with back to back 90's

from the eagles I consider McGovern a lock the bloke is a superstar. He's only played for 2 seasons and already has brilliant stats for a 196cm 100kg game changer. In his first year (2014) he went boom- 146 SC points in his 3rd afl game after pumping out 85 in his first non-sub game the week before (which was against hawks). His final 10 games in his first season included two 110 games and five 80 with a 25,47 and 70 which I can easily ignore considering snot vest and debut season.
2015 he had 2nd year blues and was used as a stop gap in virtually every position but still managed three 100 and ten 75 scores from his 17 games (not inc finals).
This years Nab showed me that he has the confidence of the entire eagles team who look for him as a first option whether he's in defense or attack. He is potentially the games first TriPP and will definately get DPP status in the mid season tweek

    Bongwaterbrawlers · 14/03/2016 at 15:37

    Had McGov locked in for a couple of weeks now, sorry but whos this walla bloke you mention?

      DadSmasher · 14/03/2016 at 16:53

      Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

azza · 14/03/2016 at 12:15

c.ward or d.shiel?
and why?

    Harley · 14/03/2016 at 12:28

    Can't go wrong with either but I went shiel because he is cheaper and will average around the same or more in my opinion. And hopefully he stays injury free

Harley · 14/03/2016 at 12:16

Hey guys! Can I get your thoughts on best way to go.

Laird and either Sheridan/Wilson/lonergan/mckenzie?


Smith or KK and McGovern

Currently have shaw-laird-jj-Sheridan-wietering-Dea (Amt-broad)

I'm not sure on Sheridan, can't afford McGovern so thought to swap laird for smith or KK

But KK calf worries me.

    azza · 14/03/2016 at 12:32

    McGovern will be up and down
    Option 1 for me

Bongwaterbrawlers · 14/03/2016 at 15:53

community this will be my rd 1 team with rookies providing they're selected.


Shaw Laird JJ McGov Weitering Dea (Mctip Ruggles)

Fyfe Danger Hanners Priddis Shiel libba Mills Gresham
(petracca hewett macpherson)

Gawn Sinclair (cox)

wingard barlow steele wells kennedy brown
(kerridge grimley)

Sinclair will be a upgrade option later.

Thoughts guys?

Cuzza · 14/03/2016 at 17:22

changes to rookies/ bench/ maybes as req

DEF: Yeo, Gibson Sutcliffe, nelson, Dea, brown (ess). Bench: Adams (W/B), Hartley.

MID: Danger, Abblett, Pridda, Ward, M. Crouch, Libba, C. Mills, C. Oliver. Bench: Menadue, R. Davis?, D. Macpherson?

RUC: Gawn, Goldy Dench: Currie

FWD:Barlow, A. Hall, stringer, C. Sinclair, De Goey (not sure), Wells (not sure) Bench: Kerridge, Tipungwuti.

    cuzza · 14/03/2016 at 17:26

    have changed ward for treloar already haha

      cuzza · 14/03/2016 at 17:33

      to mitchell

Siri · 14/03/2016 at 22:49

community…. got plenty of room on the following league's.


thanks…….. siri

MightyMouse88 · 15/03/2016 at 10:44

Here is my team at the conclusion of NAB.
Picked rookies now who i think will get games.
Would love to get some feedback

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Dea, Hartley, Adams (Broad, AMT)
Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Greene, Libba, Mills (Davis, Gresham, Petracca)
Rucks: Martin, NicNat (Grimley)
Fwds: Barlow, Gray, Wells, B. Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (M.Brown, McCarthy)

23k in bank

    Cuzza · 15/03/2016 at 12:26

    Bartel too risky for me, getting long in the tooth

MightyMouse88 · 15/03/2016 at 12:44

I love Jimmy, been very consistent for a decade and can't see that changing. apart from last year year he has played 20 games each year
Plus he is my favourite player so kinda a soft spot anmd would hate for him to kill it and miss out

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