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Higgo’s Team Reveal

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Peter HigginbothamBeloved community, I present to you

……  Mathemagic FC*!

*Pr(my team changes prior to lock-out) = 0.962

 

I shall start first with my team and then provide some brief explanatory notes below.

A succinct set of  selection justifications aim to serve two purposes;

1. It will reward and refresh the mind of the Community member who opts to immerse themselves within the entire team structure – a much needed tonic for us at a stage where cognitive bias may have lead us down a fixed selection pathway.

2. It is hoped that the Community will in fact run their own, untainted analysis, holding Jock’s proverbial mirror up to my own preseason selection bias.

CURRENT SELECTION PERCENTAGES SHOWN

Upon first inspection you may make the folowing observations;

A wafer thin defence

Yes, this is a concern as my team balance is heavily skewed toward a deep running midfield. I am happy to take my biggest risks in defence – the lowest scoring position on the field. Daniel Rich is coming off a self-confessed poor year where he struggled to get back his rhythm post his 2014 knee surgery. I expect him to run through Brisbane’s midfield and is a chance to end up in the top 10 scoring defenders. Sheridan is another great risk, however, I feel in the absence of Duffield he will not only be in Freo’s best 22 but may also be given some freedom off half-back.

Extravagant and unique Ruck spend

The draught horse and the freak strategy – Sam Jacobs is durable and Naitanui is simply stunning. I will let the Community discuss this controversial ruck combination further below.

NO DANGER, GOLDSTEIN, WEITERING, SHAW

Aside from selections such as Robby Gray, JPK, Rich and Toby Green, my true point of difference, or shark move, comes via my non-selections. This is a risk, however, I refuse to play shoal or little fish strategy. Shark moves are, in my opinion, what adds value and enjoyment to fantasy games. I am going for a win and while my initial shark moves may seem to others to lack courage or to be slightly faint-hearted, the true monster shark moves will come via in-season trading. A rigid starting squad is crucial.

This is enough from me at this stage.

Thank you for your time, support and much appreciated feedback.

Kind regards,

Peter J Higginbotham


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Grahame Lebroy

Your 3 keepers in def are very risky, if they come off its a masterstroke but I doubt they will. Ballsy stuff

Dee

I don't think Rich I a risk…. he's in for a massive year, specially with Beams and Zorko out early…. keen to see him run a muck in the midfield.

DuckingTigers

Rich hasn't run amok in the history of the universe. His highest annual average was 91 in 2012. If you're happy with 91 then that's fine but don't expect any more. I'd personally prefer Charlie Rich's records to Daniel's record.

fatboyfat7

Your season is on the line straight off the bat with that defence. Hope its work for you but wow. Loved your comment that your POD is your non selections. Have a similar viewpoint on that myself. Thanks for your work and best of luck for the year, hopefully there's no repeat of your R1 Daisy catastrophe!
Anyone else having Suckling down back, not seeing him in many teams and unsure why. 90 & 97 in NAB and would expect a score increase now he's away from Hawthorn…

Jye

Bloody oath mate, Suckling sure has slipped under the radar… Thinking about him too. Averaged 90 and 82 in 2011/2012 pre-ACL, decisions decisions eh. You watch much of him during NAB? Didn't see much of the Bullies

fatboyfat7

I know, I was thinking there was something wrong with him or something. Didn't see much of Doggies no, but did read the usual match reviews. Think he spent a fair bit of time out on the wing for one the games. The forward swing might come in handy down the track too.

Jye

Agreed mate!! Wing play could be huge for his output, always loved him for SC because of his disposal. Could do what Brodie smith did 2 years ago!

Mallee Boy

Fatboy! Yes got him @ f4. I think the Dogs will use him as a runner off half back or even on the ball. He's been in my team from the start.
Other defenders are: Shaw, Houli & Laird then rookies.

fatboyfat7

Solid looking backline you got so, if I had to pick, those other 3 would be my top 3 picks of defenders

Chill

Got him Fatboy… at D3! crazy? yep. Totally agree he will have a bonza year.

Dan

I'm considering Suckling and Docherty and JJ and I can't decide, possibly birchall or gibbo. Think Bart will get rested or injured this year. For D3, with Shaw and Laird D1-2.

Vulpes

I'm a bit worried about Murphy, JJ, Boyd, and Suckling sharing points. Suckling would also be one of the first tagged in a real match due to his kicking. His NAB scores wouldn't have happened with a defensive half forward scragging him.

Booma

Doggies have got a very nice start to the season too. First 7 games are all at ES, which they play very well.

DuckingTigers

If you don't feed a suckling pig it will die. If a Suckling footballer isn't fed the ball his scores will die. I'm not sure he knows what a contested possession is or has even heard of a tackle.

Jack

Interesting that JPK is only in 4% of teams. That's given me something to think about.

Big G

and Gray only in 7 %

@bosstwigg

only in 4% but has been going forward over the nab

Tret

Im rolling with a backline of Shaw, Laird, Harwood, Dea, Brown and Hartley on field at the moment so Im loving your backline Higgo!

I like the Rich selection aswell. Tossing up between him and Hurn. Im just not sure either of them will be top 10 defenders but I think both are underpriced.

Angus

Rich doesn't find enough of the ball as he hasn't averaged over 20 disposals in a season since 2012. Risky selection, one I'm not picking in my side.

Ethan

Tossing up between Zac Williams (GWS-375k) and Nathan Wilson (GWS-277k) as my D3 and potential POD what are your thoughts

Leeds17

They'll most play in the same team and take points off each other, big fan of Williams If Wilson isn't picked R1 i'd be keen to get Zac in my team, not interested in Wilson as gets uncontested ball and doesn't used it that well..

@eldantehicks

Plum exposure levels = high

Marty

Fairly unique side there Higgo. There's not one selection there that is unjustified and all have a chance at a great year for their position/price. I think some of your choices have better options at the same price but who am I to predict the future. The only suggestion I'd make is perhaps choosing only one of Kennedy/Gray in the mids for a rookie and upgrading one of your rookies down back for a Houli/Laird type. This would provide you a little more balanced structure. Good luck!

Pete

Agreed Marty

jack

whats the difference between a rookie in the backline and a prem in the middle vs having a rookie in the middle and a premium down back? Team balance is the most overratted concept in supercoach in my opinion. You don't break up your lines seperately, only total team score counts for anything. I would much prefer a kennedy and gray vs any prems in the backline and this year would prefer a rookie from the backline options rather than one from the midfield.

Marty

Because you want to limit the amount of rookies onfield. Its much easier to predict best two rookies onfield on each of the main three lines that will play 8+ consecutive games, than it is to predict 3-4 rookies in the backline that will play 8+ games. You leave yourself open to being a few players short early in the year. That and midfield rookies will generally score more than defenders. Making money off rookies is one thing but points scored is just as important. Higgo could chuck laird in instead of gray for example and upgrade on of his cheap defender rookies to a Dea. Better scoring and safer each week. Only my opinion

@OldCampaignerSC

Like the PODS in the mids!Had JPK who's solid enough but is so frustrating..The defense could go either way!good stuff higgo!

Matt Sloan

Soooo frustrating. Usually slot him in. Don't think I can do it this year.

Tiges

Looks like a team filled with POD's in stride for the $50k! I like a lot of your POD selections, but I think a lot of people often get caught up in selecting POD selections because "they're a POD", the player is only a POD that will better off your team if they are scoring HIGHER than the other mainstream players. Otherwise you're just falling further and further behind the pack. Every team has a few POD's and I've loaded mine ready to go!

Does anyone know where you can find the % ownership?
Also, I'm looking for competitive leagues to join? Finished top 1k last year, feel free to post any league codes.

Jsuper

Join my league looking for banter and top super coachers.. 613122

Phil

775394. Pretty strong league tigers. Nearly full. Love to have you or any top teams

Monkey_Magic

470587

Jump in, going for Top 10 League finish!

DuckingTigers

I'm not sure that it too important for Higgo to be in front of, or behind the pack, as long as he's not in it.

I N Pieman

I think your wasting a Cash Gen position having Grimley in your Fwd line. Will be in the Zac Dawson Ilk of scoring. Like the Fwd Mid Def swings. Usually it's not important to start with swingsets, but this year I feel it is given the uncertainty of who will line up for the bombers each week

fatboyfat7

I'm using Grimley up front for a bit of ruck cover also, nothing worse than a donut.

Joel

Unless Grimley pulls a negative score when you use him for cover.

Gord29

i reckon your better off starting him at R3 for the late withdrawal

jack

agree

The Regular

Where are the group and league codes for this shock Reynolds communiteeeeeee….?

Jimbo

Definitely need to downgrade say, jpk, to crouch and sure up that backline. Needs at least 1 solid keeper. Rest is solid higgo mate!

David

Higgs , you are committing supercoach suicide!
Best of luck though 🙂

Shinboner

A brave move that's for sure!

Rick Grimes

With great risk comes great reward… or not. I like it. Will certainly have you on a knife edge from the get go. I'm going similar, but thin up front. It feels dangerous because I'm a tried and true GnR fan.

ben

def: shaw, laird, gibson, weitering, dea, brown (hartely, adams)

mid: dangerfield, ablett, ward, rockliff, adams, libba, gresham, kerrige ( keays, adamson, davis)

ruck: martin, gawn (a.smith)

fwd: martin, gray, greene, de goey, wells, kennedy (petracca, M.TIP)

thoughts people???

Redgumwon

I like it nice balance to your side. The only thing I would do is maybe bring in one more Premium in your midfield to save a trade or two later in the year. But that is just personal preference. You could do that by moving Kerrige to the forward line and removing De Goey. Then have a play around with rookies Mills or Oliver or maybe have a look at Simpkin at Essendon, something along those lines?

ben

thanks mate!

johnny

Love the look of this side. Well spread indeed. Good luck!

Rick Grimes

Apologies to go off topic, but I could use some guidance from the community. I am a Kiwi (don't hold that against me). I'll be arriving in Melbourne on Good Friday. Can anyone please advise if there will be any liquor stores open in the CBD? Also, do restaurants and pubs open? Again, sorry to hijack the discussion.

Dice

How much coin leftover Higgo? Also you must be confident on Ruggles and Davis getting games.
Would love some output on my team….currently changing every 2nd hour of the day.

Backs: H. Shaw J. Gibson J. Bartel B. Smith M. Hartley M. Adam — M. Brown N. Broad

Mids: N. Fyfe S. Pendlebury G. Ablett T. Rockliff T. Liberatore C. Mills C. Oliver C. Menadue — D. Gore R. Clarke R. Davis

Rucks: T. Goldstein M. Gawn — C. Loesrch

Forwards: D. Martin L. Dahlhaus M. Barlow D. Wells B. Kennedy S Kerridge –L. McCarthy A. McDonald-Tipa

I HATE spending coin on expensive rookies, however i've gone one less mid premium to others so i'm banking on these guys avg 80s before i upgrade.
Love Elliot Yeo, had him in till this week but thought Josh Gibson would be more consistant.

Any input would be fantastic.
P.S. My work have somehow shutdown the podcasts but not the site – spewing i can't listen to them anymore. Who knows a rig to fix this?

Jye

Nice work mate. Only concern for me is that I don't think those 3 mids will average 80's, worried about Oliver's durability and who knows about menadue season proper.
No Dea or Weitering?
I like Yeo too. Agreed that Gibson is more consistent but Yeo probably has more upside. A good point the fellas made in the podcast is that they don't think there's been much indication during NAB that he'll get more midfield time – thoughts to ponder.

Dice

No worries thanks Jye.
Hopefully they can avg around that 80 mark till round 7 – 8 then upgrade.
Like Weitering but again don't wanna spend overs especially down back.
I've looked at Deas past few seasons and only avg around the 50 mark so his two 90 NAB scores don't jump out at me.
Hope Yeo proves me wrong!

Wattsieesq

I listen to the podcast via iTunes. Is that an option for you?

Sarah

"Don't wanna spend overs especially down back"…

Picks Shaw, Gibson and Bartel hahaha

Dean

Dice you actually have two less premo's compared to Higgo's team. I would strongly suggest to pi$$ off Smith in Defence and bring in Dea or Weitering.

Then look to bring in another Premo midfielder, just keep in mind your midfield premo's are genuinely your guarantee players that will score you your 100+ points each week. As for defence it really is a lottery as to who's going to end up being Top 10 apart from Shaw.

Randy Watson

I had Gibbo last year and he was my most frustrating player! Buyer beware Dice old mate.

CroMagnon Man

1/10 Is the [urpose of posting this this team just to get a rise out of people?

Bongwaterbrawlers

Ballsy shit Higgo!

I have JPK in and out of my side, just cant settle with him,
Is he right for round 1?

Big G

Ryan Davis all of a sudden in 12 per cent of teams – does anyone know if will even play?

Josh

Coach said he's a good chance

Northernsoul74

How long will he stay in the team if he does?

murray

how long is a piece of string??

Holty

still on rookie list as well isnt he?

TRIGGER HAPPY

Hi Jock/Higgo,

How do I go about posting a link on jocks website?

I have put together a table of every nab cup supercpoach score with disposal efficiency, time on ground, supercoach score expanded by time on ground etc that I would like to share with the community. As I think it would help as if you look at a SC score and go wow they didn't score much but if they only spent 30% on ground when rounded out to 100% TOG then it looks much better. Granted I know no one spends 100% TOG but for this exercise it is at least a good comparison tool.

Can you let me know how I post a link or send me an email that I can send it to so Jock can post it to share with the community?

Thanks

JaMa

They've already done a spreadsheet and released it to the community.

Holty

superstar Trigger. cant wait.

@randomcliche

Trigger, that sounds awesome: [email protected] thanks a million!

James

Shaw, rance, laird
Bartel, docherty, Birchall
( rance, McVeigh)

Fyfe, Ablett, danger, Pendlebury
Ward, Priddis, gray, JPK
(Cripps, Sloane, rockcliff)

Goldstein, Nic nat
(Martin)

Lids, dalhaus, Barlow
Franklin, Merrett, Martin
(Zorko, smith)

40k left over, thoughts ?

Saundo

Mate if you're going to be a dick head get off the site!

Blues_16

haha +1

Boris Baconbeer

Lol bit weak across all lines too much money left in bank. Consider up and downgrading and you have 3 more loopholes 2 isn't enough.

evilbeanman

how the hell you got 40k left with that team?

bloke

Suckered me in till I got to Priddis. That's when I thought, hang on na minute..

@GAVEDAY

Higgo – Defensively our strategies are the same old chap. I also have a near identical FWD line.

Let's split the 50k.

Dean

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but higgo has a million to $1 on chance of getting kathy in bed then winning the $50k as he will be playing catch up.

Dean

That should of been $1 to $1 Million on, meaning every $1 Million you win only $1 = Higgo gets laid BIG TIME.

@GAVEDAY

Of course I understand this comprehensively.

kevwal

Great reveal Mr Higginbotham. I have not got the same structure, but the reasoning behind yours is quite sound. Rich will get more mid time now that Beams will not be there, however, he has not delivered on what he promised, in my opinion, and he will not burn me any more. Sheridan should deliver though, watching what Ross may have in store for him. I have also gone the 'no selection' POD. No Shaw/Goldstein/Liberatore. I do have Gray, and I'm quite confident he will go ultra premium this year (look at Ports draw). Really looking forward to the season started.

conor

weitering and s.martin
or
johannisen and sinclair
???

Phat Man

1 mate

Wattsieesq

option 1

evilbeanman

2

Steeeve

No Dea? I thought he would be considered a must have?

Gibbs

Toby Greene or Aaron Hall?

Ratitat

Hall

Bobby Singh

Greene

Dale

both

Risso

Both in my starting line up

Votes

Predicted top 10 defenders? Cheers

Dean

Shaw, the other 9 flip a coin just like every other year.

Jedders

Interesting team with plenty of thought and mind raking strategy behind it. Big play no Goldy but may be a masterstroke if the other spend from the savings comes off. The only thing i see as a minor adjustment is downgrading maybe JPK to a rook and then upgrade a defender to get another keeper down back but thats about it mate.
Thanks for all the wisdom young man. Legend

Loyal RoughNuts

A very different looking team but I like some of the selections.

Was hoping to get some feeback in respect to my current squad:

Def – Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams & AMT)
Mid – Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Crouch, Mills, Kennedy (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)
Ruck – Goldy & Martin (Wyatt)
Fwd – Martin, Barlow, Hall, D Menzel, Wells, Kerridge (McGovern & Brown)

Would appreciate feedback in respect to structure not so much players. Tried to have all lines strong and sacrificed the mids a little by achieving this.

Josh

Really like this team mate, not to dissimilar to mine…

Assuming Matt Crouch and not Brad? worries me to pick a player haven't seen in pre-season

Only feedback would be to potentially downgrade maybe Menzel and use the money to upgrade Crouch.

Looking strong though.

KiwiSaint

Cookie cutter

Ratitat

Why are no teams going the Montagna? is it because he is likely to be rested??

Blues_16

Personally, I won't trust anyone over 30

Average Joe

Yeh, I also personally don't trust Priddis, Shaw and Mundy.

Sarah

Players like Shaw, Ablett, Priddis are all terrible picks because there 30+

One of the dumbest things i've ever read. Can you trust a 29 year old but not a 30 year old?

Blues_16

Thanks, I value your opinion also Sarah.
I must be mistaken, I thought the question was about "STARTING" players and teams, and I think I'm correct there.
By "Trust" I mean starting with them. I'm sure I will finish with a few in my team at the end of the season but, I will definitely NOT be starting with them. They are always managed through both the season AND the pre-season and typically drop below their starting price at some point during the first 7 rounds.
I assure you the 3 you named are great SC players, I will not start them and I will most likely buy all of them cheaper than you… Good luck.

Big G

Really good question because I think he is a very, very good option. I think the 'resting' issue and people only rarely folk out that cash for superstars or midfield options.

BKW

A bit pricey for mine – should be solid though

Ratitat

I don't mind spending the extra money if he is going to play every game this year and average similar to last year. I am mainly concerned about him being managed because of his age. Do you think this is a valid concern?

Luke

More like arrested

The Benchmark

Pretty decent higgo
Many people talking about your team players not performing in previous years. I didn't know this years SuperCoach scores were based on previous years. Go get em higgo
Many similarities between our teams. Same ruck combo, risky players like rich And low percentage of players that coaches have.
Cheers

Tom

goldstein and crouch vs naitanui and cripps
Got Gawn at R2

Wattsieesq

Goldy and Crouch

Dean

Goldy & Crouch providing the Crouch u select is playing R1

Jimmy

Thoughts on Team.
Wanted to go for Goldy but maybe watch his price go down (if it even does go down).
Hopefully some of the rookies I've chosen will play early;

DEF: R LAIRD, J GIBSON, K KOLODJASHNIJ, J WEITERING, M BROWN, J CASTAGNA (A MACCA-TIPPA, T RUGGLES)

MIDS: N FYFE, P DANGERFIELD, S PENDLEBURY, R GRAY, B ELLIS, T LIBERATORE, J STEELE, C MILLS, (J POLKINGHORNE, B KEAYS, R DAVIS)

RUCK: S JACOBS, M GAWN (M COX)

FWDS: D MARTIN, M BARLOW, A HALL, D WELLS, L MCCARTHY, S KERRIDGE, (T KEOUGH, C PETRACCA)

31K LEFT.

Wattsieesq

Ellis and Steele are bold moves. I really like the Steele move. I haven't really thought of Ellis or seen him in the NAB so I won't comment. Polkinghorne didn't play in the NAB, if he's named, I'd pick him, but may have to think of an alternative.

All in all a pretty decent side.

Risso

Nice team. I would look elsewhere other than B Eliis though (and I am a tigers fan). Not much upside I him

Rick Grimes

What are people hoping Weitering and Dea can average? And is anyone running with both of them?

Steeeve

I have both at this stage, expecting mid 60s but hoping for more

Dean

You asked what are people hoping Weitering & Dea can Average, well im hoping they average 120+ however that wont happen. lol

Bongwaterbrawlers

dea abot 70-80
Weitering 60-70

Risso

Dea will get alot of game time given mature body so expect 70's ave

Andrew

What do we think of Jesse Lonergan at D4?

Big G

I had him because he is big-bodied with potential to play through the midfield and due for a break-out season, but then figured Dea will probably generate as much cash for an upgrade later in the season.

Simmo6

Starting with him.. Plan for him to hopefully be scoring wel enough to be d6 by the end

min0008

Good team Higgo.
Thoughts on my team?

Def: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Gore, Keays, Davis)
Ruc: Martin, Naitanui (Cox)
Fwd: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Menadue (Petracca, McDonald-Tipungwiti)

46k left.

Josh

Great team, a lot like mine.

Dislike Bartel though and would go with Johannisen instead or even Jesse Lonergan.

Also prefer Kennedy to Menadue.

Angus

Would like some feedback and thoughts on my team guys
DEF: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Johannisen, Dea, Broad, (Adams), (Tipungwuti)
MID: Fyfe, Dangefield, Ablett, Gray, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Gresham, (Hewett), (Mathieson), (Davis)
RUCKS: Goldstein, Martin, (King)
FWDS: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge, (Petracca), (Brown)

$23,700 left in the bank

Angus

Just took out Mathieson for Keays btw

Risso

Downgrade Shaw and rucks, and bolster fwd line IMO

Angus

i reckon only barlow is a lock down forward and the value down there is too good to refuse

Byro23

I can see why you have avoided the ultra premo's who are ultra expensive and carry risk, but can't understand leaving out Danger. Of Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett and Danger, Patty is the only one who's had a full injury free pre-season in the middle. The rest either have had injuries or been flirted with in other positions (or both) which makes them a lot more of a risk to me. Add in that Danger was playing under a bit of pressure last year that effected his scores and I think he will end up the most expensive player in the comp by seasons end.

Derek

He will be top 8, should get him cheaper at some point.

I'm not spending $650k without seeing how he fits in at Geelong. Joel is still the top cat and dangermouse needs to learn his place.

Byro23

When it comes to stars they don't fit in to teams, teams fit in with them. It's not some stock standard player transfer – people were also wary of Ablett to Gold Coast and Danger is not facing that kind of new club challenge by any stretch

Derek

Ablett to GCS was completely different.

Dangerfield is going into a team that has been Selwoods. I'm sorry, but dangerfield will play second fiddle.

@footy_bec

Dangerfield is a star, he will not be playing second fiddle.

Swans2012

Agree, I don't think he will be playing second fiddle to anyone In The comp this year

Bill

Not sure what your logic is there mate. Danger played with sloane at adelaide and weve seen in the past with swan/pendles, fyfe/Mundy, JPK/Hanners that theres no reason 2 guns cant exist in the same side. Selwood may be the main man but that doesnt mean dangers scoring should be affected

Derek

I'm just storing up the Dangerfield fans 😉

Benjamima Puddleduck

With that reasoning im starting Selwood fot or not fit

liam

Ben Kennedy yes or no

Jobesbrownlow

Yes

Wattsieesq

yes

Redgumwon

Yes

Danners

Yes if you can fit him in

BigHaydos

I cant believe your luck with Kathy, Higgo! if your supercoach strategies are anything to go by then you must have yourself one set of manly plums mate. I suggest next time you see Kathy, leave the fly undone and let her see the swollen fruits! just be sure to trim the weeds first mate.

Thoughts on my team community?

DEF: Shaw, Rance, Houli, Weitering, Dea, Hartley, Brown, Ruggles
MID: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Priddis, Libba, Mills, Menadue, Gresham, Kerridge, Petracca, Davis
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn, Chol
FORWARDS: Lids, Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Wells, Mccarthy, Adams, Mcdonald-whateveryournameis

I cant afford Goldy, but I am up for downgrading gawn to someone who is going to make me cash quick so i can get goldy when that price gets to a low point

Also want to find a way of getting a 4th defender premo

Jobesbrownlow

Don't downgrade Gawn. Maybe trade Robinson or Hall down to someone like Ben Kennedy and trade up one of your defensive rookies. More value in the forward rookies I think.

Derek

Your two points answer themselves.

Phil

Ok Haydo listen up its gonna take some guts but if it comes off it will be a master stroke. Gawn down to Leuy. (I know). Then upgrade Weitering to Laird (or someone else you prefer). Only way it can be done, unless you wanna take a bigger risk on Currie.

Derek

i like it alot. But instead of laird and Leuy, why not Lobbe and Smith?

LionGliffen

Cheers community!

DEF: M.Boyd, Laird, J.Gibson, Suckling, Weitering, Hartley ( Broad, Tipungwuti)

MID: Pendlebury, Ablett, Hannebery, Rockliff, Liberatore, Crouch, Mills, Kerridge ( Gresham, Petracca, Davis)

RUC: Blicavs, Naitanui (Goetz)

FWD: Montagna,Westhoff, Barlow, Wells , B.Kennedy, Menadue (Mccarthy, M.Brown)

@dandabombers

Is Suckling a breakout candidate??
I think maybe!!

Big G

Are Shiel owners worried he might take some time to return to full form from his injury?

Derek

Bourgoyne will fill the gap, he always does. He could be a smokey.

Uncle Chop, Chop

Apologies – I meant Dylan Shiel.

Wattsieesq

I'm sure the 0.34% that have him are extremely concerned lol

magpie4ver

Nice write up Higgo! I have considered your structure before you revealed… but I'm not confident in the wafer defense. I'm actually going with a bit of a wafer front.

Thanks and Good Luck Higgo!

medadsson

Calculated risk taking by Higgo, not sure Cathy would approve. Perhaps a prelude to a more wordly woman for Higgo.

magpie4ver

She hasn't approved of any of his calculated risks with his advancements towards her so far!

Jock

I reckon he should go her daughter lads. She's gaggin for some Peter let me tell you

Troy

Any thoughts community?

DEF: Shaw, Gibson, Rampe, Sheridan, Dea, Broad (Hartley, Adams)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Priddis, Parker, Cripps, Hunter, Wells, Kerridge (Gresham, Davis, Clarke)
RUC: Gawn, Sinclair (Michael)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, Greene, Suckling, Kennedy, Menandue (McCarthy, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

I've decided on Lachie Hunter as my midfield POD as I can see this as being his breakout year. Also have completely dropped off Mitch Brown, as it seems like Worsfold is going to swing him forward and that ball is hardly going to get down there.

Ben

Love the pick of hunter, very ballsy pick but it hink you will reap the rewards.
Not sure about rampe and gibson, would probably go laird and docherty/bartel

Wattsieesq

I'd be worried about your ruck. If you are going with Sinclair, I'd have Goldy at R1. Alternatively, I'd upgrade Sincalir to Martin/Nic Nat/Sause.

Good team otherwise.

Jedders

I have gone Hunter as my big POD also Troy! Instead of Libba! Love the call he wont get any attention and will rack them up. Great pre season and last year was getting scores above the 115 mark. Could average 110 this year. He also kicks goals. Nobody will have the kahoonas to go him.

Wattsieesq

Majestic Higgo, Love your work.

Doc

Like the look of this side Higgo.

Anyone looking for a competitive league for the year jump in. 127526.

Jester

Just joined your league. Finished about 360ish last year. Great that there is a league prize this year. Bring it on!!

Monkey_Magic

Jump in mine too Jester.

470587, looking for Top 10 League finish and filled with community members 😉

magpie4ver

The Wafer Fwd line.

Backs: Shaw, Tmac, Doc, Dea, M. Brown, Hartley (M. Adams, Ruggles)

Mids: Fyfe, Pendels, Ablett, Gray, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, C. Mills (Kerridge, Petracca, R. Davis)

Rucs: Nic Nat, Gawn (Loersch)

Fwds: Barlow, A. Hall, D. Menzel, D. Wells, Menadue, L. McCarthy (Grimley, AMT)

Chill

If the great man Higginbotham has a backline as lean as mine.. I have faith! We are onto a good thing, my friend.

Derek

maybe this is also how Higgo likes his women. Thin at the backend, heavy in the guts with a couple of big boys out front and not much in the top paddock.

Chill

Derek I think you might be onto something. Higgo does seem like he would be a fan of Sigmund Freud… and that is an amazing Freud-esque correlation right there.