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Jock Reynolds Coach KingsShow me yours community. And I’ll show you mine this Sunday.

I’ll be watching this thread like a Hawk. Such an interesting preseason this – with team structures showing a hell of a lot of variation across the board.

What I’d love to see is a bit of a write up beneath your team where you explain your structure, some of your selections and your strategy for the season.

Thinking of all of you during this special time of year.



Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 14:02

Back: H S, R Laird, K Kolodjashnij, J Weitering, M Dea, M Brown (M Hartley, A McDonald-Tipungwuti)
Mid: N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, G Ablett, T Rockliff, O Wines, T Liberatore, C Menadue, J Gresham (C Petracca, R Davis, D McPherson)
Ruck: T Goldstein, N Naitanui (D Wyatt)
Forward: C Wingard, M Barlow, A Hall, D Wells, B Kennedy, S Kerridge, (L McCarthy, S Grimley)

Will post reasoning in comments

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:10

    Love seeing Wines and NicNat in there. Like it mate, good amount of PODs.

    Hell Broke Luce · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

    Backline: So unpredictable, ended up just going with Shaw. Laird and KK should finish top eight at worst barring injuries. Weitering and Dea offer job security and a chance at decent scores, will be building blocks. Avoiding the mid-price trap, sure whoever out of B Dmith, D Rich, J Johanieson etc would be the one to spud it up.
    Mids: Fyfe and Danger irresistible after NAB. Ablett and Rocky too risky to go without. I had Gray but swapped to Wines, I think this lad is primed and could score just as well. Looking at him as a definite keeper. Liberatore a no brainer. Will play with rookies next Wednesday, but feel confident enough fielding two at this stage. No Crouches because I don't see either as keepers, Brad too injury prone and Matt likely to struggle for midfield time.
    Ruck: I wanted Goldstein and NicNat last year then Jock's team reveal caused me to go with a different pairing: The Skinflute and Ivan Maric. Not making a similar mistake again. Goldy should be number one ruck, and Naitanui a much safer option than "I played a handful of good games last year and had a good NAB" boy Max Gawn.
    Forward: My riskiest line. Think Wingard could light it up, especially with Port's soft draw. Not worried about midfield time, he'll get plenty of the ball up the ground regardless. Barlow because duh. Hall is interesting. Actually went Dusty down to Hall. I think with Carlton round one and family dramas hanging over him I'll pick Dusty up for cheap later. Hall will get plenty of midfield time and hopefully lock his spot in the guts down even when the Jaeger bomb and Swallow return. Wells and Kennedy should provide points and cash generation. Kerridge should be in 100% of teams. Grimley because I want to use Wyatt as the loophole but also want ruck cover.

    I have $8000 left over. Expecting to have to upgrade McPherson at least, but if any of Menadue, Gresham, Kennedy, McCarthy aren't playing there should be a downgrade option for them.

      Ichy Gooch · 18/03/2016 at 14:21

      need to elaborate more

      Scouser · 18/03/2016 at 23:47

      Gone exact same with Dusty on the same train of thought also mate. Very nice team, like it a lot, good luck!

        Steeeve · 19/03/2016 at 00:38

        Thanks mate, fingers crossed I snaffle the right rookies and dodge some injuries! What do you think you'll be able to get Dusty for?

    Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

    PS two different names (in original post and reasoning comment) because I posted a couple of times as the other name, Hell Broke Luce, when putting up a friend's team so he could get feedback, sorry for any confusion!

    CoachDamo · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

    Team looks solid! I haven't seen too many teams with Chad Wingard so he could be a good POD if he continues with the form he showed at the end of last year.

    My only thought would be if Petracca isn't going to play the first month of football, you could move Kerridge into the Midfield and bring in a def/fwd like Marcus Adams to give you some flexibility to swap with Brown and ATM. I dare say you'll tinker based on Round 1 teams anyway.

      Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 14:33

      Thanks! Yep definitely my plan as well — great minds and all that. Will all depend on who's playing round one. If you can nail the rookies from the start it saves you a couple of early trades. Why jump on the bolters if you already have em?

    John · 19/03/2016 at 17:15

    Rockliff or gray ?

      Steeeve · 21/03/2016 at 18:54

      Rockliff irresistible at that price mate. Gray probably won't fluctuate too much in price.

Tom McV · 18/03/2016 at 14:04

Backline: R.Laird, J.Bartel, J.McGovern, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Hartley (N.Broad, T.Ruggles)

Midfield: P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, A.Trelor, A.Gaff, T.Rockliff, J.Viney, T.Liberatore, C.Mills (D.Gore, D.McPherson, R.Davis)

Rucks: S.Martin, M.Gawn (C.Loersch)

Forwards: D.Martin, M.Barlow, A.Hall, D.Wells, S.Kerridge, C.Petracca (M.Brown, AMP)

I know the mid is stacked but the most points come from the mid, I think the rest of my team is pretty balanced, would like to know your thoughts

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

    Nice Tommy: No Grimely? Love McGovern and Treloar. What's your reasoning behind Gaff? Haven't seen his name thrown around at all this pre-season and am intrigued.

    Very POD-heavy in the midfield would be my only concern, but if they come off you're laughing.

      Warren · 18/03/2016 at 14:17

      Gaff will go off this year

      Skindog · 18/03/2016 at 14:26

      Ha, Treloar injured,,,,,

        PJ8 · 18/03/2016 at 14:28

        been cleared of injury

      Tom McV · 18/03/2016 at 14:27

      Not sure on Grimley yet but my rookies will probably change a bit before round 1. I think Gaff is a very under rated player and he is proven to be very consistant, I think he could be a top 8 midfielder this year.
      I hoping my PODs come off

    PJ8 · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

    D- Not sure about Weits at D4 but like Gov pick.
    M- Stacked! maybe look to free up some cash here for Defence. Gaff is a POD havent seen him in any teams really.
    R- Nice
    F- Pretty standard, shouldnt have an issue here

      Tom McV · 18/03/2016 at 14:29

      Who do you think I should downgrade in the mid to upgrade in my defence??
      Thanks for the advice 🙂

    Maggi · 18/03/2016 at 14:43

    Love the treloar pick. Nice structure and its only a personal choice but i think its wise to start goldy if you are going set and forget in the ruck. Like having bartel in there i have picked him too and hoping he can play at least 20 games. If he does will be top 6 defenders…no doubt.

      Tom McV · 18/03/2016 at 14:48

      Thanks Maggi for your advice, I'll take it on board.
      I think people are starting to jump off Bartel because of his NAB series so in my eyes is starting to become a bit POD like. As you said will be top 6 defenders if he can play at least 20 games

      Dan · 19/03/2016 at 01:16

      Worried Chris Scott said Bartel will be rested and managed thru the year.

CoolDudeLachy · 18/03/2016 at 14:04

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Williams, Lonergan, Wietering, Hartley (Dea, Collins)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Parker, Wines, Liberatore, Mills, Oliver (Gresham, Petracca, Marcon)
RCK: Gawn, Smith (Currie)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Adams, Micdonald-Tipungwuti)

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

    Williams is an inspired pick, and I know Throttlefinger is very keen on the kid. Feel like you need another big gun in the mids and I'm not a fan of Greene – like Hall (who you already have), S Gray or Merrett ahead of him but each to their own. Love the guts you've got going in with Smith.

      Scouser · 19/03/2016 at 00:05

      Sure you aren't seeing Merett through tinted specs there Patch mate? I can't see how any non-rookie Bombers player can be considered, it's going to be a looooooong season for your boys and when the injuries and suspension come….it will be inhumane! Looking forward to the clash with the blues though.

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:02

    Feels like the money you have saved with Smith has been spent on the higher price rookies. I just don't feel that's enough reward for your risk. If it meant another premo, or B Crouch I think it would be better

    Leeds17 · 18/03/2016 at 16:26

    Like WIlliams but wont score enough with WIlson in the same team.

      PieHole · 21/03/2016 at 19:49

      Is it Zac or Marley? I had Z for a while but as Leeds said Wilson seems to be ahead of him at the moment… M will be close to AA very soon (maybe this year?) but don't think he will score enough in SC

Jez · 18/03/2016 at 14:06

Here's what I've got so far community, go for it!

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Gibson, Weitering, Dea, M. Brown, (Hartley, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Petracca, MacPherson)

RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Loersch)

FWD: Deledio, Barlow, Hall, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge (Grimley, McDonald-Tippa)

    Ichy Gooch · 18/03/2016 at 14:09

    this team sucks more than James on a Saturday night mate!

    and james gets around!

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:16

    Really solid mate. I like that midfield, and am really tempted by Gibson. Think he's overpriced, but will have run of games where I regret not going him. Great work, Jez!

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:04

    I had Gibson last year. Even in his B&F year his scores were patchy. Can't see him improving this year. Might still be solid, but just seems more downside than upside.

      Jez · 18/03/2016 at 17:53

      Cheers Keenbutclueless, any suggestions on who might be able to fill that spot instead? KK and Bartel spring to mind as well as Yeo, but KK has been injured, Bartel is unlikely to play every game and Yeo's role at WC concerns me

        budicins · 18/03/2016 at 21:03

        Any cash left? Kade Simpson would be a nice D3 option

          Jez · 19/03/2016 at 08:10

          Simpson doesn't really appeal to me. Had him last year and his price dropped under $450k halfway through the year. Might pick him up at some stage though!

    Mick · 18/03/2016 at 15:07

    Great side! Well done

Nick Hanlon · 18/03/2016 at 14:09

Def: Shaw, Simpson, KK, Dea, Broad, Hartley, (M.Brown, Ruggles)

Mid: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Kerridge (Gresham, Keays, Davis)

Ruck: Goldstein, Naitanui (M.King)

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, McCarthy (Petracca, Mcdonald-Tipungwuti)

Concerns: Just interested in whether people see Aaron Hall as a keeper? Fairly confident that he will be a great selection in the first half of the year, but with the likes of O'Meara, Prestia and Swallow to come back into the side, do we keep Hall?

Apart from that, pretty happy with the structure of my team and would love some feedback.

    CoachDamo · 18/03/2016 at 14:16

    Looks good Nick. I like the Shiel pick – I've currently got Parker but would love to get Wines or Shiel into the team too.

    Defence looks like the biggest risk. I worry that Kade Simpson but be nearing the end of his best football and I wouldn't be surprised if his average drops below 90 this year. KK could be an unknown as well – so much potential but who knows if this is the year he breaks through.

    Are you worried about not having any ruck cover? If Nic Nat missed a week through injury would you trade him or take the 0?

    Good luck!

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:18

    Like the side, mate! Mids and forwards very similar to mine.

    I'm hoping Aaron Hall plays his way into the Gold Coast midfield. He'll drop off in the second half of the season, but there's a distinct possibility he forces Rocket Eade to play him in the guts with his pre-bye performances. And on top of that, fewer rotations means he'll push into the midfield more than last year anyway, especially if the Gold Coast mids take time to work into full fitness. So I hope so – and if not he should have made enough do$h to move him on to a fallen premo around the byes.

    Nick Hanlon · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

    Might have to get Grimley in the FWD for ruck cover, Thanks mate! I think Simpson is a nice POD this year and still a reliable scorer.

Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:09

G'day community – get bloody into this thread. Help each other out. This is where we show just how awesome we are.

My side – unsurprisingly – has changed a fair bit since my team reveal, and this morning Zach Merrett left it for the first time since the Higginator was released. I am as torn and volatile as the first winter storm that has hit Melbourne this morning. However, it was a choice between Merrett/Martin and Goldstein/Hall. My head saw the obvious answer, but had a decent bloody cage fight with my heart over it. The head won. Just.

Without any more fluffing about:
Laird, Johanissen, Hurn, Suckling, Weitering, Dea (Adams, Hartley)
Fyfe, Dangerfield, GAJ, Priddis, Shiel, Rockliff, Mills, Gresham (Kerridge, Petracca, Davis)
Goldstein, Gawn (Grimely)
Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, McCarthy (Brown, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Really want Wines, Merrett and Bartel, but keep slipping back to this. Think it's almost done.

    jockreynolds · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

    Absolutely liking the look of this team Patch. Love how you go down to D5 with Weitering, and you've found a good spread across the board without going too light on either of your bookends, although your FWD line may be the line where you're most vulnerable. Love seeing the Pridd in there.. great relative POD

      Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

      Cheers mate. We've got to go skinny somewhere this year and like last year, most of the cash is to be made in the forward line. Highly anticipating your reveal on Sunday!

        Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 16:42

        Oxley and Saad made BANK last year in defence. Don't think we'll have that luxury again though 🙁

    Jye · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

    Love it mate! I like the idea of going thin up fwd, plenty of good scoring rookies there. What made you go for Hurn?

      Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:30

      Really liked the way he moved through the NAB cup, looked to have taken back that roving defender role. Very underpriced at 410k. Hopefully D5 or 6 by season's end. Suckling D7/F7 cover by year's end if all goes to plan and his versatility is invaluable to pair with Tippa, Brown and Adams.

    Francis · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

    Nice team. I would get rid of Hurn and Suckling and bring in Shaw and a rookie.

      Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:32

      Still think Shaw will have a lot less freedom in the real deal. Only takes one poor match for the price to tumble before I snatch him. I want to start him but it's just too much cash to part with for me.

    Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 14:25

    Hmmmm….. no Libba?

      Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:44

      Moved him out to see how it looked and couldn't fit him back in. I'm mildly irritated I can't fit him in but I like my side more when he's out than when he's in. Still think he's a solid pick.

        Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 00:08

        Fair enough mate!!! Team looks better than a few weeks ago……much more improved! Well done!

        Simmo6 · 19/03/2016 at 10:36

        I'm not as sold on Libba as everyone else. Took him out and went Parker at M7.

        What are your thoughts on this side. Deep in the mids, but see 6 possibly 7 blokes who will be there at the end. Agree with you on shaw and really like Shiel..

        My only real concern is Mackenzie at D3. Could swap he and Weitering for longergan and a rookie, but otherwise pretty happy

        laird, simpson, Mackenzie, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams, ruggles)

        Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Parker, mills, (Gresham, petracca, Davis)

        Goldstein, Z Smith (grimley)

        Barlow, robinson, wells, Kennedy, menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)

          magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 21:05

          Not sure how you can pass on Libba at his price and can easily go 100 or more??? Maybe he a few 80's??? But for a guy with ACL recovery and @ 357 he's better that anyone @ that price….to be honest not trying not to be rude…. but you have to be a simpleton not to take him……almost getting a premo @ 357 and if he fails…..I'd be happy with the trade rather than someone else who is more likely questionable?

          You can have Parker and Libba easily!

    Ichy Gooch · 18/03/2016 at 14:28

    Your forward line is as thin as this site is on substance

    jockreynolds · 18/03/2016 at 14:31

    No Shaw or LIbba… I look forward to the team I make purely for the bye rounds beating you

    Maggi · 18/03/2016 at 14:40

    Really like the team. I like the idea of a thin forward line and no dusty. I am doing the same. Suckling is an interesting pick but if he can get back to the 90 average will be great. Really like the shiel pick. Nice ruck i think goldy is too good not to have….nice side

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:53

      Thanks Maggi!

    Lesley · 18/03/2016 at 14:44

    Loving the team mate. Huge gonads going in with 3 defenders around that awkward 400 mark!

    As previously mentioned, Wells at f3 is particularly ballsy! There is indeed a LOT of value with all the good quality forward rookies available, and if Wells stays 100% he will be a keeper and you'll scoot through no dramas. If wells breaks down before he makes you cash you've got 4 forward rookies on field, and you're in an absolute pickle!

    Love the guts mate, wishing you the best of luck

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:52

      Cheers Lez! I had the same problem last year when Salem ended up at F1 in round 4 with Bartel and Gray down but ready to get on that ride again for the cash generation.

    Matt · 18/03/2016 at 17:05

    Hi Patch, nice team. I'm torn between Shiel and Ward. Do you think Shiel will be the better pick?

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:53

      I think they'll be very similar, which leaves me with Shiel as he'll be better value.

    Fatboyfat7 · 18/03/2016 at 17:24

    Like it a lot, glad to see I haven't completely lost my marbles with Suckling!

    Wombat · 18/03/2016 at 18:46

    I guess your rookies are subject to final teams next week but petracca 4 weeks away from returning now! Just seen on the news!

    Kevin Skywalker · 18/03/2016 at 20:50

    Great team has opened my eyes. Quite flexible. Hurn is a good selection if he has a great year he's a keeper but could also be used as a step, same with Suckling. Might swap Yeo to Hurn saves $$ too. Like the forwards too

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:15

    Nice team but I think you need a POD. You may not know much about this guy but he is a gun, his history may not be equal to others in your team but he is young and his opportunity is far greater, he's a genuine footballer with a competitive spirit that can't be achieved by taking drugs. Zach Merrett look him up at one of the stats sites.
    This comment is influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. "Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend."

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:54

      Hahaha smasher, you have no idea how badly I want Zach in my side. However, this is structure I've ended with and he doesn't fit. So torn but need to play with the head and not the heart.

    Shaq · 19/03/2016 at 04:17

    Love it patch, POD's on point!

    Tom · 19/03/2016 at 08:15

    Patch.. Good looking team mate. Suckling is an interesting pick – with him, I'm assuming Jj will be a keeper?
    I like the non-selection of Libba. $$ to be made, but was it Higgo who said sometimes it's about who you don't pick..
    I'm after your thoughts on Ward vs Wines. Money to be made with Wines because he's undervalued, but I think Ward could be around the 110 mark this year, will Wines get that high?

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:56

      JJ will be a keeper, I'm hoping. Libba is a really safe pick, but he just doesn't fit.

      Wines absolutely has the capacity to go 110 – think only injury would come between him and that. Reckon Ward will float between 110 and 115 this year, so the choice comes down to what the cash saved brings in.

    @SC_Centre · 19/03/2016 at 14:01

    Why don't you have Wines anymore Patch?

      Patch · 20/03/2016 at 18:57

      I had a lump of 70k and the upgrade of Wines to Pridda was the most logical option. Still think Wines is a great pick, and he might sneak in for GAJ if I waver.

    Jamie · 22/03/2016 at 13:03

    Ballsy team i think.
    This team is unbalanced being too heavy in the midfield.
    Fwd line is very weak and can expose the whole team if the mid pricers don't perform.
    3 mid pricers in the defense which means if they don't fire, you will need to use 5 trades to upgrade the backline (thats wil Laird being a top 10 Def).
    There are a alot of risks here, but as you say patch, supercoach is much more fun when you take risks.
    Imagine all those picks pull off you would probably win the 50k!

Tret · 18/03/2016 at 14:11

Shiel and Weitering


Hurn and Oliver

option 1 would mean that Laird would at D2 with Harwood at D3. This would also see libba at M7.

Option 2 would make my team more balance with Hurn at D3 and Libba at M6.

What do we think?

    Matt · 18/03/2016 at 14:38

    definitely Shiel and Weitering. both will average more than Hurn and Oliver

      Tret · 18/03/2016 at 14:42

      even if it means I have Hurn at D2 and Harwood at D3?

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 14:45

    I'd say option one purely in terms of points, but wouldn't want Harwood at D3,

    Spifflicator · 18/03/2016 at 16:11

    Option 1 by a fair bit. I don't mind Harwood as a selection although at d4 rather than d3, but given he has averaged around 85 before he could turn into a serviceable d6 late in the season.

    Jack · 18/03/2016 at 17:58

    Dont worry about balancing lines mate. Your total score is what counts doesnt matter if thats from the backline or midfield. Just get what you think will be the best scorers.

PJ8 · 18/03/2016 at 14:11

Shaw, Laird, Lonergan, Harwood, Dea, Adams (Hartley, Brown)

Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)

Goldy, Martin (Read)

Barlow, Greene, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

Anyone feel free to comment, not really worried about rookies at this stage (will await RD1 teams to confirm)
More looking for premo/ mid priced or structure comments…

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:07

    Love the Harwood pick. I have seen it in a few teams, but Wells at F3 doesn't feel right

    Sc2016 · 19/03/2016 at 13:54

    Some very interesting picks in Lonergan and Harwood, I like to see a few POD's just make sure you invest wisely, forward line is too weak for my liking… Only two possible keepers, even though those rookies should all play you're going to have headaches trying to squeeze in all of your forward premos by the end of the year. If I were to give you any advice it would be to spend a little less in the rucks (I know you're going for set and forget) because it is hurting you over the rest of the ground and perhaps downground one of those back mid pricers to a rookie.

Gibbs · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

Thoughts on my team? Rookies not set yet

Backs-R. Laird, K.Kolodjasni, Bartell, Sheridan, Weitering, Hartley ( M.Adams, Mcdonald- Tipungwati)
Mid- Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Duncan, Libba, Mills, Jansen (Cunningham, Gresham, Clarke)
Rucks- Nic Nat, Gawn, (Grimly)
Forwards-Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge ( Menadue, Petrreca)

    Gibbs · 18/03/2016 at 14:18

    Update, traded Menadue to Ben Kenedy and Gresham to R.Davis

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:12

    Like the Sheridan pick. I think picking Sheridan allows you to not pick Weitering. If that makes sense. If you had Brown instead of Weitering you could bring in Kennedy instead of Cunningham (who seems to have dropped off the radar)

    Readoss · 23/03/2016 at 13:31

    I think you should trade in Readoss

Sean's Mob · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

Have gone a bit deeper in defence than most given the uncertainty of the scoring potential of defensive rookies. Will keep Petraca as a loophole option until he plays, don't believe Grimley is worth a spot and if B Crouch isn't named I'll downgrade Gibson to Dea and upgrade Crouch to Priddis.

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Gibson, Bartel, Weitering, Broad, (Adams, Brown)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, B Crouch, Mills, Menadue (Greesham, Petraca, Davis)
Rucks: Martin, Gawn ( Wyatt)
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge ( McCarthy, AMT)

Understand I'm not exactly going out on a limb here

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:19

    I am a fan of the deeper Defence, but Bartyat D4 seems too deep. Consider downgrading Gibson to. harwood/cutler/McDonald/Wilson. The saving could see Crouch become Cripps/wines/Duncan/Viney as a genuine M5. M6 feels right for Libba

      Sean's Mob · 18/03/2016 at 19:18

      Appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback

    kevwal · 18/03/2016 at 21:59

    Will also use Petraca as the loophole, will be worth the wait and the non-trade.

      guest · 18/03/2016 at 23:06

      in 4 weeks time when petracca is right you would just about to be ready to cull a cow or two already anyway

Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 14:12

Itching me balls on this for 2 months now hope this will cure the itchiness soon?

DEF: Shaw, KK, Rich, M. Brown, Hartley, Broad (M.Adams, Ruggles)

MID: Danger, Pendels, Ablett, Shiel, R. Gray, Rocky, Libba, Mills (Gore, R. Davis, Macpherson)

RUC: Nic Nat, Gawn (Korcheck)

FWD: Barlow, Greene, A. Hall, D. Wells, Menadue, S. Kerridge (Petracca, AMT)

Rookies will change based on RD1 and waiting for Suns to elevate???

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:20

    The thin Defence is a risk for mine. But if it comes off, you will be looking good

    noel · 18/03/2016 at 18:44

    the only cure is to get rid of them adams ruggles gore mac petracca all rooks the rest of your team is great.

@kingforrie · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

Def: Shaw, Rich, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Brown)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Priddis, Shiel, Liberatore, Mills, Kerridge (Gore, Davis, Gresham)
Ruck: Gawn, Smith (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kennedy (Kommer, McDonald-Tipungwiti)

I've decided to go weak in defence, only going Shaw as a premium, due to a lack of guns. JJ and Rich I believe offer good upside, and can both definitely improve on their output last year.

Midfield I'm loading up, 4 easy to explain premiums. I think Shiel will go off this year and average 110-115, and he's a definite POD.

Zac Smith I'm keen to upgrade to Goldy when prices for both shift, hopefully before the byes.

De Goey I'm hoping he can average 90-95 and be my F6, if not I wouldn't mind a 200k increase either.

Let me know what you think, Community!

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:22

    The Smith/DeGoey combo versus a Premo/rookie combination will define your season. It sets you apart from everyone else.

    Adam · 19/03/2016 at 06:04

    Buddy, Strong team but you want to be careful with Smith, true Goldy gets avg of 100-110 before bye rounds but Smith has a ceiling at 105 and additionally has the same bye round as goldy.

    Much Safe to go with NicNat to trade for Goldy or just Goldy staright out

Vinny · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Johanissen, Weitering, Brown, Dea (Hartley, Ruggles)

MID:Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

RUCKS: Goldstein, Naitanui (Cox)

FORWARDS: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, McCarthy (McDonald-Tip, Grimely)

Would love some feedback. Thanks

    Vinny · 18/03/2016 at 14:28

    My reasoning for this team is what I could try to manage as my perfect balance.
    I know my defense can be a little shaky especially with JJ at D3 and a lot will be relying on him. Hopefully the likes of Shaw and Laird will strengthen it largely.

    For my midfield my first three will be who I think the top 3 come years end. It may have cost me, but why wait and miss out? Reasons for Rockliff and Parker is simple, both in my eyes underpriced and will hopefully reach ultra-premium or very close to.

    Yes I have chosen Goldstein, and for this reason is because there are no stepping stones that will enable me getting Goldy during the year, the closest being Zac Smith who is just not it for me. And my other option is Nic Nat, who could for output actually be number 1 in total points if he is consistent.

    My Forwards are pretty standard, only question is hanging over Martin and that price tag but I can't really seeing any other forward being as reliable. Barlow is a lock, will hopefully be in the top few forwards. Hall I have been on ever since the end of last year.
    As a north supporter I thought we were gonna get him being heavily linked with him. (What a combination of hall and wells!!!). But the next best thing is my SuperCoach side which he has 100% been locked into.

    Only question is should I try to get Ben Kenndey into forward line for McCarthy? Well thanks for reading. Would love advice cheers.

      Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 15:28

      It's really only your Defence that is a risk. Personally I would consider dropping Mills to Kennedy, Dea to Adams and upgrade Weitering to Mackenzie/Harwood/cutler/McDonald/Wilson.

      nel · 18/03/2016 at 18:54

      hi vinny I wouldn't take any notice of keen but clueless name says it all.. my reasons I have an almost identical team with kennedy.. I DONT LIKE DOG DOG GONE 4 GAWN good luck cause if you do well I do. no offence keen great name just clueless for us two

Aaron · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

Def: Shaw, Laird, Rich, M. Brown, Hartley, Adams (Ruggles, Collins

Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, J. Selwood, Rockliffe, Libba, Mills, B. Kennedy (Gresham, Gore, Davis)

Ruck: Goldstein, Martin (Cox)

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Petracca, Kerrige (Grimley, AMT)

team is changing every minute have had Laird and Greene since day dot. Both guns both have been in the system long enough and should get the job done. If Rich plays in the Midfield which he should with out Beams he will score well.
If Joel Selwood is named round 1 he is a lock! Underpriced and a proven scorer should only get better with Dangerfield getting majority of attention.

    Aaron · 18/03/2016 at 14:15

    Rest is pretty standard and have 50K in the bank

    Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 14:19

    I have really wanted Selwood the whole time I've been working on my team but injury concern has held me back. If he plays round one, you are saving yourself a lot of quid!

DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

From the teams I've seen here I feel safe in predicting that every contributor to the Jock Reynolds community will be in the SC Top 50% after round 1.
Just had a glance at the 'coaches choice' and see that 42% of teams don't have Kerridge and there are more teams with Varcoe, Hogan or Billings than Robinson.

    Tony · 19/03/2016 at 00:53

    So, all the superior judges have Mitch Robinson, is that what you're saying? LOL.

      DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 01:01

      John your response is aggressive, assumptive and of absolutely no value to this community. This comment is influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. “Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend.”

        Tony · 19/03/2016 at 12:33

        My name's Tony and it wasn't any of those things. You seem a bit defensive – is it because no-one has congratulated you on your hilarious repeated use of the Weidmann Beer thing?

MWG · 18/03/2016 at 14:14

DEF: Laird, JJ, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Collins)
MID: Dangerfield, Priddis, Ward, Rockliff, Wines, Cripps, Libba, Mills (Gore, Hewett, R Davis)
RCK: Nic Nat, Gawn, (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, De Goey Wells, Kerridge (McCarthy, Micdonald-Tipungwuti)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:34

    Strong Mid and Fwd line, but it's killing your Defence.

Francis · 18/03/2016 at 14:15

G'day community – would love some feedback. Decided against loading the midfield as there are plenty of fallen premos throughout the season, and would rather have guaranteed guns in DEF from the start. Will change rookies when the teams come out.

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Lonergan, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kennedy, Gresham (Petracca, Davis, MacPherson)
RUCK: Goldstein, Gawn (Loersch)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kerridge (M. Brown, Tipungwuti)


    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:26

    A good looking team Francis. Davis and MacPherson are vying for the last spot on the Gold Coast rookie list so 1 will need to go. Lonergan is a interesting pick, not sure whether it will be his year though

    Sarah · 18/03/2016 at 15:26

    Not sure how much left over money you have but,
    I'd downgrade Houli to Weitering.
    Swap De Goey with Kennedy, then trade De Goey for B Crouch.
    Hopefully you'll have enough to upgrade a mid rookie to a premium.

Kerrigan · 18/03/2016 at 14:15

Hey community! Here's my team version 8009.
Defs: laird, Bartel, johannisen, dea, Hartley, brown, broad, Adams.
Mids: Fyfe, danger, Gaj, priddis, Shiel, Parker, liberatore, mills, b kennedy, petracca, Davis.
Ruck: nicnat, Gawn, wyatt
Feds: Barlow, hall, stringer, wells, Mccarthy, kerridge, grimly, McDonald-tipungwuti.
This year I loaded my midfield from the get go. No point stuffing around! Backs and forwards will be easier to trade in than trying to get in $600k+ midfielder
Any feedback will be appreciated. Keep up the great work team

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:30

    By loading up your midfield, you could be missing out on the next star for cheap (eg. Hannebery, Neale, Steven last year). Not all super premos have the best start either. Should have at least one cheaper rookie ($150,000 or under) in your midfield. If you're going to have B.Kennedy, he should be starting on the field

daddyotoole · 18/03/2016 at 14:16

DEF: Houli, Laird, KK, Dea, Brown, Hartley (Adams, Tippa)
MID: Fyfe, Gaz, R.Gray, Treloar, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Petracca, Keays, Davis)
RUC: Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, S.Gray, Wells, B.Kennedy, Menadue (McCarthy, Loersch) Loersch is a my loophole

    BKW · 19/03/2016 at 19:37

    Yeah solid team – very similar structure to my current team

    Treloar is a big POD, like it assuming he isn't injured

DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 14:16

Reckon you've got the strongest forward line that I've ever seen in a SC team adding an extra 2 players is pure genius. I might slot a couple of extras into the middle

    JacobsJets · 18/03/2016 at 14:35

    haha just noticed the mistake, will repost, thanks!

    TC123 · 18/03/2016 at 14:43

    hahaha. Didnt work when i tried it

Lewis Compton · 18/03/2016 at 14:16

Backs -H.shaw, Bartel, Sheridan, weitering, dea, Collins (Hartley, Adams)

Mids- Fyfe, Ablett, Sidebottom, rocky, caddy, libba, B.crouch, mills (gore, petracca, Davis)

Rucks- goldy, Gawn (grimley)

Forwards-dahlhouse, Barlow, hall, wells, Kennedy, kerridge (brown, tippa) 22k left

while I have gone thin in the backline I think this is where it's going to be won this year, this also allows me to have depth in the other lines. If Brad crouch isn't named I'll downgrade him to a rookie and turn weitering into a mid pricer.

a couple of PODS in the midfield with Sidebottom and caddy, I'm hoping Sidebottom will return to his 2014 form and caddy will have a breakout year.

goldy is a must have but keep your eyes on luey

Not starting dusty this year due to my gut feeling, and hoping hall lives up to the hype

keen to hear your thoughts and undeniable wisdom, thanks jock.

    Sarah · 18/03/2016 at 15:30

    Decent team.
    Can't complain about backs, maybe swap Bartel with KK or Laird.
    Like the Mids, but i'd much prefer Duncan over Caddy and there pretty much the same price.
    Rucks and Forwards are solid.

David · 18/03/2016 at 14:17

Help guys i need your critique!!!

Back: H S, R Laird, K Kolodjashnij, J Weitering, M Dea, T. Sheridan, M Hartley, (M. Adams, A McDonald-Tipungwuti)
Mid: P Dangerfield, D Hanneberry, T Rockliff, P. Cripps, J Kelly, M Crouch, Libba (C Oliver, J Gresham, R Davis)
Ruck: M Gawn, N Naitanui (M Cox)
Forward: D Martin, M Barlow, J Billings, D Wells, J DeGoey, S Kerridge, (B Kennedy, M Brown)

    Blues_16 · 19/03/2016 at 09:33

    One short in mids, one too many defenders.
    I'm a fan of Hannebery and Cripps for this year too.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:24

    My opinion is your midfield is great, although Oliver over Mills seems odd when JS seems to swing in Mills' favour.

Kang Van Der Bang · 18/03/2016 at 14:18

Hey peeps,

Interested to hear the community thoughts.

Please rate the following picks as either RISK or SAFE

M. Crouch
B. Crouch
M. Duncan
L. Parker


    Steeeve · 18/03/2016 at 14:21

    Gawn risk
    NicNat safe
    Barlow safe
    Houli risk
    Wells risk
    Libba safe
    M. Crouch risk
    B. Crouch risk
    M. Duncan risk
    L. Parker safe

    PJ8 · 18/03/2016 at 14:21

    Gawn – safe
    NicNat – safe
    Barlow – safe
    Houli – risk ( better options at price)
    Wells – safe risk (injury prone but cheap)
    Libba – safe (value)
    M. Crouch – risk
    B. Crouch – safe (better than Matt)
    M. Duncan – risk to start, rather wait and see
    L. Parker – safe (underpriced)

      Kang Van Der Bang · 18/03/2016 at 14:41

      T.Macdonald over Houli?

    Darrell · 18/03/2016 at 14:29

    Safe Safe Safe Safe Risk Safe Risk Risk Safe Safe

    Sarah · 18/03/2016 at 15:36

    Gawn = Safe
    Nic Nat = Risk
    Barlow = Risk
    Houli = Risk
    Wells = Safe
    Libba = Risk
    M Crouch = Risk
    B Crouch = Safe
    Duncan = Risk
    Parker = Risk

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:26


Gibbsy · 18/03/2016 at 14:19

Defenders: H.Shaw, R.Laird, D.Rich, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown (M.Hartley, T.Ruggles)

Midfield: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, L.Parker, T.Liberatore, C.Mills, C.Petracca (C.Menadue, D.Gore, R.Davis)

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

Forwards: D.Martin, M.Barlow, A.Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, S.Kerridge (L.McCarthy, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Thoughts community? Thanks for the advice in advance!
Love your work Jock!

    Gibbsy · 18/03/2016 at 14:45

    And I have $18,600 remaining.
    Still not 100% certain on D.Rich or A.Hall at the moment. Have I missed any must-have rookies? Cheers lads!

      Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:30

      Rich's price is spot on imo that's why he's a horrible pick, not a gun and a big risk for any serious growth.

      Like your rookies but surely Gresham from saints has more JS than Gore as he's in a rebuilding side. Gore will be lucky to get 5 games imo

Brad · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

B.. Houli.laird. JJ. Sheridan. Weatering Dea( Brown.Addams
M.Danger.Abblet. Priddis. Treloar. Rocklif. Lidda Mills . Oliver. (Menadue.Keys.David.
R. Gawn. Sinclair.
F..Barlow.Gray. Hall. Wells. Kennedy. Krenage ( Mc Carthy. Tippatwatchato McDonald)

    Brad · 18/03/2016 at 14:27

    I have 100,000 left thinking Houli to Shaw

      Motsy · 18/03/2016 at 14:52

      I would do Houli to shaw in a heartbeat….watch treloar over the next couple of days, he's hurt himself this afternoon.

Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 14:20

Def. shaw Bartel rampe L McDonald Broad Adams (Hartley brown)

Mid. Fyfe Danger Hannebury ward Cripps Libba Kennedy Gresham (petracca Keays Davis)

Ruck. Goldy Martin (Grimley)

Fwd. Barlow Robinson hall wells Menadue kerridge (McCarthy, AMT)

Have aimed for 3+6+2+3=14 keepers. Probably have 12/13 certain keepers and 1/2 hopefuls
Hanners Ward has been Ablett/Rockliff. Might still be!
Set and forget rucks. Actually think Martin could end up close to Goldy as no 1
Not tempted by Weitering or Dea in Defence. Think they are overpriced. I see a lot of teams with either of those at D4. I think L McDonald is possibly my best selection
Tempted by Mills, but I think the rookies I have might deliver enough value

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:35

    A solid looking team Keen. I have a very similar forward line with Robinson which I believe he can get it done this year. A very solid midfield, not sure whether Cripps can go to the next level yet though or if Hannebery can keep up the scoring. Solid defence, not sure whether McDonald is worth the risk though.

    bezza · 18/03/2016 at 22:39

    Big north fan here mate, what do you like about McDonald? See more mid time this year? I can't see him being a keeper, too awkwardly priced imho and hasn't shown his ceiling is high

      Keenbutclueless · 19/03/2016 at 13:38

      Averaged 66 in his first year. Reckon he can average 80 in this side. In his first year he was given a lot of responsibility with kick ins etc. I feel he might be given the ball because of his foot skills. If he gets to an 80 average, then that's $150 cash growth, which is my minimum aim. I am getting less and less sure on the job security of the cheap backline rookies, so I wanted a sure thing as a stepping stone at D4.

    Sarah · 19/03/2016 at 14:08

    I count 10 certain keepers, Hall and Libba possible keepers and Rampe, McDonald, Robinson extremely unlikely. Optimistic hoping for 14 keepers.

Goose · 18/03/2016 at 14:21

DEF: Laird, Bartel, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Collins)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Oliver (Kennedy, Gresham, Petracca)
RUCKS:Martin, Nic Nat (Cox)
FWDS: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Milera, Menadue (Kerridge, Mcdonald-Tipungwati)

Toss up between Martin or Gawn and Shiel or Viney at this stage

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:18

    Possibly too much cash sitting on the bench. Milera may be a js risk. If you take Milera down to Adams, you may be able to turn Oliver/Kennedy into B Crouch

JurgonnaGetFlogged · 18/03/2016 at 14:22

Community! Your thoughts.

Negative/Positive feedback accepted.

DEF: Shaw, Gibson, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, M.Adams (Broad, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Priddis, P.Cripps, Libba, Mills, B.Kennedy (R.Davis, Keays, Hewett)

RUCK: Goldy, Gawn (M.Cox)

FWD: Barlow, Buddy, A.Hall, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (Menadue, Tipaungwuti)

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:42

    Solid JurgonnaGetFlogged. The defence looks a bit weak with Sheridan at D3, if considering him, he should be at D4 so there is less risk. Midfield looks solid. Not sure whether Milera will score well though, could save $60k by putting Menadue on field and getting M.Brown. Otherwise a good team

      JurgonnaGetFlogged · 18/03/2016 at 16:21

      Thanks Danners! Taking note of that

TheTrain · 18/03/2016 at 14:22

DEF: Shaw, Gibson, Rich, Sheridan, Weitering, Adams (Dea, AMT)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Ward, Libba, Mills, Oliver, Petracca (Gresham, Hewett, Davis)

RUC: Martin, Gawn (Cox)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Milera, Menadue)

Tried to maximise proven big scorers to have some certainty each week. Picked rookies based on potential price increases.

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 15:56

    A good adage to pick a side by, Train. Feel Gibson won't be incredibly consistent, but looking very good. Getting Dea to D6 is nice, too!

Tret · 18/03/2016 at 14:22

Shaw, Laird, Harwood, Weitering, Dea, Brown (hartley, adams)

Fyfe, Danger, GAZ, Gray, Shiel, Rocky, libba, Mills (3x 102-123k)

Goldy, NicNat (wyatt)

Dusty, Barlow, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (mccarthy, tippa)

So at the moment im going big in the midfield and have light bookends. I think that for 550k you can either get rocky in the mids or Dahlhaus upforward. Everyday of the week you would choose rocky. A lot of people would say that I dont have cash generation because cash generation usually comes from the mids but this year only mills is looking like making good $$. I still have 9 cash generators which is the same as most people.

Im not 100% set on this statedgy and am thinking about downgrading Shiel to Oliver and upgrade Weitering to Hurn/Smith/Bartel to balance my side out a bit more.

would appreciate some feedback, cheers

    Patch · 18/03/2016 at 15:59

    Massive gonads having Harwood at D3. I'd try to get him to a Lonergan or a Sheridan at minimum, but otherwise I'm a fan of the stacked midfield. Really like the Gray pick in particular. Could go Brownlow this year.

      Tret · 18/03/2016 at 16:12

      youre a bloody legend getting around and replying to all these reveals, Patch!

      Agree with the think of Harwood being too light but think he might actually end up being a keeper if he can keep his body right. Averaged 83 in 2014 with injury affected games. Cheers for the feedback

Darrell · 18/03/2016 at 14:27

Defence: Gibson Yeo JJ Sheridan Weitering Broad (wagner, brown)

Mids: fyfe gaz priddis hanners shiel libba mills kennedy
(Mendue petrecca davis)

Rucks Martin Gawn ( chol)

Fwds: Barlow Franklin Greene Wells Kerridge Grimley (Adams, McCarthy)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:20

    Risky Defence. But the rest is rock solid. If the Defence gamble pays off, you are in for a good year

Jye · 18/03/2016 at 14:29

DEF: Laird, KK, Rich, Suckling, Weitering, Dea (Brown, AMT)

MID: Fyfe is lyfe, Pendles, GAJ, Gray, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)

RUCK: Nic Nat, Sinclair (Grimley)

FWD: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, Adams)

Wanted some PODs in there, considering changing an ultra premo to get one more POD (priddis or Hanners maybe). Still tossing up structure, whether to go with the current or go with one more rookie down back and upgrade a fwd.
Cheers gents

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:34

    Interesting setup without too much risk anywhere. First time I've seen Dea at D6. Very nice strong mids, not much to worry about. Like the Sinclair pick into the fwds, given your light structure there.

Brad · 18/03/2016 at 14:29

DEF: Shaw, Houli. Gibson, Dea, Hartley, Broad (Brown. Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Menadue, Greesham (Petrecca, Hewett, Davis)

RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (Loersch)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Adams, Tipungwuti)

Rookies are obviously subject to change depending on round one selection

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:21

    Gibson Dea at D3/4 is the only risk. You may be better off with 2 350 players

Jacobcecdawwgg · 18/03/2016 at 14:30

BAKCS – H Shaw, R Laird, K Kolo, J Johannison, J Weitering, M Dea (M. Hartley, M Adams)

MIDS – N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, G Ablett, T Rockliff, L Parker, T Liba, C Mills, J Greesham (D Gore, C. Petracca, R Davis)

RUCKS: S Jacobs, Nic Nat (S. Grimley)

FWDS: M Barlow, A Hall, D Wells, B Kennedy, C Menadue, S Kerridge (L McCarthy, A McDonald-Tipungwuti)

$86, 900 left lads

    Jacobcecdawwgg · 18/03/2016 at 14:31

    S Martin in for S Jacobs*

Lesley · 18/03/2016 at 14:30

DEF: H. Shaw, K. Kolodjashnij, E. Yeo, L. McDonald, J. Weitering, M. Brown (M. Hartley, T. Ruggles)
MID: N. Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, G. Ablett, M. Bontompelli, T. Rockliff, T. Liberatore, C. Mills, B. Kennedy (J. Gresham, B. Keays, R. Davis)
RUCK: T. Goldstein, M. Gawn (S. Grimley)
FWD: D. Martin, M. Barlow, J. Steele, C. Menadue, S. Kerridge, M. Adams (C. Petracca, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

62k in the bank.

My structure is very deep in the midfield, mostly due to the fact that there is a lack of solid rookies, along with the spread of value along the other lines.

I've gone set and forget as I don't think a Midpricer option is worthwhile because I can't see goldy dropping below $600k.

As far as my pods go, McDonald averaged 70 in his debut season, but dropped by 15 points last season. I'm more than happy to save some cash and some trades and have him and Weitering sit at D5 and D6 for most of the year averaging 80 (hopefully) while I fill out my other lines, especially considering the defense will be very low scoring this year.

The Bont is the Bont, we know he can go huge. With Libba back the dogs should go up another level, and the Bont is only a matter of when before he becomes a SuperCoach beast. I'm backing him in. He could become Shiel or Titchell though.

Jack Steele looks primed to fit into the Treloar role after playing a lot of inside mid in the nab challenge, and did so very well too (13 contested possessions in nab 3 from memory). Also, I feel very safe in picking both Steele and McDonald as I am not selecting Wells. If either of these picks seem like a terrible call early, I have a safe round 3 downgrade to Wells as a get-out-of-jail (almost) free card.

Rip it apart community!

    Motsy · 18/03/2016 at 15:05

    I like the steele pick up, but l macdonald wont average 80, doesn't play the right position and wont play 22. I love the kid (roos fan) but he's too risky for me.

      Tony · 19/03/2016 at 14:11

      x2 from another North supporter.

      Love him, buke is no certainty to even make the 22 for rd 1.

        Tony · 19/03/2016 at 14:12

        *but Luke, not buke

    Northernsoul74 · 18/03/2016 at 17:32

    I'm a doggies fan and expect the Bont to have a slow start to the season. Started training later than the rest and has looked underdone in the intra club and Nab games.

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:39

    Wells is first picked in my team. Not running Wells, LIbba and Kerridge; not serious about this game.

Maggi · 18/03/2016 at 14:34

DEF- shaw, bartel, rich, dea, broad,brown (hartley,ruggles)

MIDS- Fyfe,danger,ablett,treloar, rocky,cripps,libba,crouch (gresham,petracca,davis)

RUCK- goldy,gawn (loersch)

FWDS- barlow,hall, wells,kennedy,menadue (adams, tippa)

Pretty happy at the moment. No mills is a worry but i really like the midfield set up if treloar is definitely fit.

Cheers community.

    Maggi · 18/03/2016 at 14:36

    Kerriidge is in at F6

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:44

    Don't mind not going with Mills if your structure allows it, which I think yours does. If you switch crouch into mills look at menzel in fwd line. Keeping you at 16 potential keepers.

Tom · 18/03/2016 at 14:36

Would appreciate the feedback community:

Shaw Laird KK
Weitering Dea Hartley
(Brown Broad)

Danger Pendles Ablett Rocky
Parker Libba Mills Kennedy
(Gresham Petracca Davis)

Nic Nat Gawn

Martin Barlow Hall
Wells Menadue Kerridge
(McCarthy Old McDonald)

Gone quite heavy in the backline and with my choice of rookies this year. The first mainly because of player choice in other lines and the second mainly due to the lack of cheap ones. Considering dropping Shaw+NicNat->Rich+Goldy but I want the stability in the back half because I can't see any of the essendon rookies averaging anywhere near a decent score. Also, I feel Nic Nat is sure to improve his scoring with another solid preseason and a heavier workload without Sinclair while Goldy cannot still be a 700k for the whole year, surely?.

Other key choice is De Goey: I have seen him in a few teams and I really like what the kid brings to the table but I am seriously worried about the pies' stocked midfield. Someone talk me out of it!

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:24

    I agree with your concern on the Essendon rookies down back. If you like DeGoey, bring him in for Martin. Use the cash to upgrade Dea.

CoachDamo · 18/03/2016 at 14:36

Looking through teams, I'm starting to re-think my Rucks. I was going to go with Gawn and NicNat, but now I'm looking elsewhere based on some stats from last year.

% of Scores over 100:
Goldy: 88%
Gawn: 62%
Martin: 55%
NicNat: 52%

% of Scores below 90:
Goldy: 4%
Martin: 15%
Gawn: 31%
NicNat: 39%

I'm starting to think that having both Gawn and NicNat could hurt in weeks where they both score 75 points.

I hope I'm not the only one having this dilemma!

    Kang Van Der Bang · 18/03/2016 at 15:03

    great stat there. Definitely something to think about if you want to win your league.

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:16

    That was last year, they could be completely different this year

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:47

    I think the comparison is more relevant for Martin than the others….interesting though.

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 18/03/2016 at 18:33

      Nic Nats output will imprive this year barring injury, I'm have Nic Nat & Gawn atm

        Kevin Skywalker · 18/03/2016 at 21:02

        Agree Nic Nat will improve markedly this year

    Adam · 19/03/2016 at 08:47

    I wouldn't worry too much , Goldy will produce a of of those early as he is a form based player , NicNat SHOULD (no guarantee) get more game time in the ruck (most 75s due to little ruck time) and with jamar gone, Gawn WILL get tons of ruck time.

    Additionally, Gawn is 208cm and will consistently take thrilling marks and win hitouts since he doesn't play Sandy early. NicNat is the same size as Goldy and as soon as he is fully allowed to use his potential destory Goldy.

JacobsJets · 18/03/2016 at 14:37

Long Time reader, first time poster, really excited for a big season, thanks again Jock Reynolds and Team for all your hard work in the pre-season. Going for more even spread of points rather than bulking midfields which can be topped up during the season. No Fyfe or Ablett to start with a lot still in the bank (141K) as I like to watch the start and make moves on the price drops as we go, as with footy anything can happen! Those rookies on field/bench may change subject to starting line ups of course.
*edited mistakes*
DEF: Shaw, Laird, Gibson, McGovern, Dea, Byrne-Jones, (Hartley, Broad)
MID: Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Shiel, Wells, Libba, Kerridge, Mills, (Davis, Petracca, Redman)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, S. Gray, T.Greene, McCarthy, Menadue (M.Brown, McDonald-Tippa)

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:50

    BJ in def unlikely to play imo. Don't like Greene the butcher. Good side.

Gary · 18/03/2016 at 14:39

Thoughts on grimley want him as backup but want a loophole option. And will he make enough money as a forward can I please have some help

    ScKing · 18/03/2016 at 14:52

    Not sure either Gary

    CoachDamo · 19/03/2016 at 12:45

    Good question Gary. I'm going with Grimley because I want ruck cover. At the moment he's on the bench in the ruck and I've got Sinclair in my forward line in case I need to cover a ruckman. I've seen a lot of teams with a cheap ruck/fwd in the ruck and Grimley in the fwd line though. I'm not sure he's going to score much though.

Brook · 18/03/2016 at 14:40

KK, Weitering, Millera


Rich, Trent McK, McCarthy (Geel)

    Tom · 18/03/2016 at 14:51

    Kk, weitering, McCarthy?

      brook · 18/03/2016 at 17:00

      could do that but I like millera

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:52

    Tricky one. Calf on KK is a worry, otherwise I'd take it in a heartbeat.

JDT · 18/03/2016 at 14:40

DEF: Shaw, Laird, JJ, Sheridan, Weitering, Brown (Hartley, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, GAJ, Priddis, Ward, Shiel, Cripps, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Gore, Hewatt, Davis)

RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Cox)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge (Grimley, McDonald-Tipungwuti)


Feed me some o dat sweet sweet advice community!

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 17:54

    Too many in the midfield?

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:54

    Well done. I count 17 keepers + Mills and Weitering. Great work. One of the best teams using this structure (and not going crazy MID).

    Dan · 18/03/2016 at 19:00

    I think having both JJ and Sheridan is a bit risky, if you see potential in them go for it though. Otherwise maybe turn Weit into Dea and upgrade JJ to someone more reliable. Just feel like both of those guys should be D4.

Deccas · 18/03/2016 at 14:41

DEF: Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Broad)

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Shiel, Rockliff Libba, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Petracca Davis)

Ruck: Goldy Gawn (Wyatt)

FWD Martin Barlow Menzel Wells Kerridge Milera (B Kennedy, AMT)

Would love Everyone in the Communities thoughts!!

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:51

    An interesting team. Defence looks solid I have my doubts on Weitering's scoring ability early on in his career. Mid and Ruck looks good also. Although not sure why everyone is going Menzel in their forward line, downgrade Milera to get $60k and upgrade Menzel to a more solid option like Steele/De Goey

Angus · 18/03/2016 at 14:41

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), (Keays), (Davis)
RUCKS: Goldstein, Martin, (King)
FWDS: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge, (Petracca), (Brown)

$23,700 left in the bank

    Angus · 18/03/2016 at 16:32

    Forgot to put my reasoning for my team so ill explain here:
    Firstly I'm probably the only one going to say this but, i believe forward premos will be harder to pick than defence premos. This is due to forward premos either being way too expensive or their uncertainty regarding their premo status. for me only Barlow is a lock up forward.
    Secondly in contrast with my first point, i reckon there's too much value up forward to pass up on with the likes of Kerridge, Wells etc… so ive gone cheap in that regard and hopefully picking off the forward premos as they come, quite similar to defence from last year.
    I've gone with the 2 best rucks in the comp, not stuffing around with mid pricers in this position just lock and load Goldy and martin.
    And with the mids I've gone with the big 3 basically due to the fact they'll dish out monster scores all year and will be hard to get in if you haven't got them. Gray is my pod in the mid, and both Rockliff and Libba are too hard to ignore at their respective price.
    Lastly rookies are still subject to change but most have confirmed their spot in my team.

    If you agree or disagree with my reasoning please reply and state why, would love to see what people think.

    Keenbutclueless · 18/03/2016 at 18:01

    Solid. Could think about Dea down to Hartley and Mills up to B Crouch. Personally I think Wells is F4 not F3, but you have to go skinny somewhere. And I agree that it is not Defence. Like that Rocky is M5. He is almost the perfect M5.

      Angus · 18/03/2016 at 20:43

      I'm Keeping Dea because hes scoring output will be more in comparison to Hartley who's a key position player.
      I've been thinking about either Libba or crouch and for me i stood with Libba based on his past form and the doggies run early on.
      Its better to go skinny up forward based on the scoring potential of the rookies like stuff getting 50s from brown, Hartley, Collins etc…. I'd rather get 70-80s with Kerridge, Wells, and Kennedy.

      Hows your team coming along Keen?

    Dan · 18/03/2016 at 19:04

    Solid structures and good POD choice I think, well done. I agree with your FWD comments, don't feel anyone except Zorko are reliable picks for their money at D1 above Barlow, and he's not playing RD1.

      Angus · 18/03/2016 at 20:48

      Cheers Dan, Yeah Gray looks a great POD. A clearance machine who can find the ball and regularly gets on the scoreboard, he ticks all the boxes IMO.
      Yeah good see i have some people agree with me haha, i like Zorko as a player but i feel hes slightly overpriced and can be inconsistent at times but still a solid pick for some.

      Hows your team coming along Dan?

        Dan · 18/03/2016 at 22:08

        Pretty good I'm hoping thanks mate. I posted it further down in the comments just now. Its also in the Cheat Sheet discussion as well.

          Angus · 19/03/2016 at 10:30

          I will give it a suss and give you my thoughts pal

Doc · 18/03/2016 at 14:43

Shaw, Boyd, Rampe, Weitering, Dea, hartkey (broad, m.adams).
GAJ, danger, hanners, r.gray, rocky, Libba, b.crouch, mills (menadue, hewett, Davis)
Jacobs, Gawn (King)
Barlow, Hall, Menzel, wells,
Kennedy, kerridge (McCarthy, AMT).

POD is the midfield/ruck omissions.
Think the money is with underpriced rocky, Libba, crouch (if he plays).
Nervous about sauce Jacobs at r1 – thinking of a downgrade to Nic Nat/Sinclair/z.smith to allow a Menzel upgrade.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:26

    If you bring in Mitch Brown for Kennedy, Menzel can become Hall

Saint Patrick · 18/03/2016 at 14:44

Def: shaw, laird, yeo, Seedsman, dea, hartley (Adams, tippa)
Mid: danger, Ablett, priddis, rocky, Parker, libba, mills, mennadue, (keays, Dunkley, Davies)
Ruck: Martin, Nic Nat (king)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, hall, wells, Kennedy, kerridge (grimley, m brown)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:27

    Seriously good team. Not sold on Seedsman, but fits your structure perfectly

ih8 · 18/03/2016 at 14:45

BACKS: KK, Bartel, Yeo, Johannieson, Aish, Weitering
MIDS: Fyfe, Ablett, Gray, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Mills, Viojo-Rainbow
RUCKS: Gawn, Sinclair
FORWARD: Martin, Wingard, Menzel, Wells, Milera, Kerridge

Plan is to hope Sinclair ups his value and pick up a premo ruck. Probably drop a maxed out forward rookie, move Sinclair to forward line, then get second premo ruck. He can then be back up rest of season. Rookies/bench will change.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:29

    Like the thinking. So far most people's ruck cover is Grimley. Could be a real advantage if there is some carnage in the rucks

Tricky · 18/03/2016 at 14:46

Def: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weitering, Dea, Collins. (Brown, Broad)
Mid: Fyfe, Pendles, GAJ, Rockliff, Liba, De Goey, B Crounch, Mills. (Gresham, Keays, Davis)
Ruc: Nic Nat, Gawn. (Cox)
Fwd: Martin , Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge. (Grimley, AMT)

I really want Danger man in but just can't part with GAJ, Fyfe or pendles to get him in.
Also not sure about De goey, any advice to downgrade him to and use the money some where else?

    Doc · 18/03/2016 at 14:48

    I would have danger above both Fyfe and Pendles. Watch him turn it on now he is in his happy place.

Ryan · 18/03/2016 at 14:46

Greetings community, thoughts for my team are much appreciated
Def: houli, Simpson, johanisen, weitering, dea, McDonald-tipungwuti (Hartley, Collins)
Mid: danger, pendles, ward, Dahlhaus, rocky, Libba, Polec, mills (ben kennedy, gore, r Davis)
Ruck: mummy, Gawn (grimly)
Fwd: Deledio, Barlow, stringer, wells, Rioli, Kerridge (Kommer, mitch brown)
Thanks guys

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:33

    Bullies man? Dahlhaus in the guts? Understand the logic, just think he is fully priced and you will get him cheaper later. Maybe Wines or Parker would be more value

Chitch · 18/03/2016 at 14:48

Hi Guys,

I think i have a good balanced team? lol Would love some feedback on my team.

DEF: Kolo, Rich, JJ, Sheridan, Broad, Adams, (M Brown, Hartley)
Mid: Danger, Ablett, R Gray, Ward, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Oliver (B Kennedy, Gresham, R Davis)
Ruck: Bilcavs, Gawn (Grimley)
FWDS: Barlow,S Gray, Hall, De goey, Wells Kerridge ( Menadue, Tipungwuti)

Tim · 18/03/2016 at 14:49

My team:

Def: Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Hartley Bench: Brown, Ruggles

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Gray, JPK, Liba, Mills, Gresham Bench: Petracca, Keays, Davis

Ruck Goldy, Gawn Bench: King

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Kennedy (Melb), Kerridge, AMT Bench: Grimley, Beech

I've tried to keep the Defence and Forward line structure roughly the same with 2 Elites, 1 mid-priced, 1 high end rookie and 2 normal priced rookies. I'm not too sure on having Weit at D4. I've gone for set and forget in the rucks. In the midfield I've tried to pick players who can have an impact playing forward but also tried to pick ones who could play as a defensive midfielder like Priddis and Mills but I'm not too sure on Mills' job security.

I've tried to pick around 14 keepers, 9 cash cows and 7 lower end rookies who could get a few games and rise in price.

My plan is to wait until the bye rounds and trade some of the rookies who have reached their max potential in price and try and trade them for mid-priced players who are almost or on their way to becoming elite

    Tim · 18/03/2016 at 14:49

    30k left in the bank

    kevwal · 18/03/2016 at 22:46

    Hi Tim. Your structure is very similar to mine. I do not have Libba, I have Wells at F3(he will/should turn into F6-a keeper) and used the money in the mid. Plus, I do not have Shaw and used the money to get M.Williams for JJ. The first four mids will be well and truly in the top ten mids. Good luck Tim.

@MitchArnold95 · 18/03/2016 at 14:49

Starting to get serious now community.
Here's how the squad is looking.

Shaw, Bartel, Smith, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Broad)
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockcliff, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)
Nic Nat, Gawn (loophole)
Barlo, Hall, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, AMT)

Going in light defence as I don't see it as much of a big deal. Shaw will be the clear leading defender and I'm happy to take risks on a weak D4 to D6 line as it allows me to give myself a strong midfield and set and forget rucks, and the players selected there are good enough to get the job done. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:55

    Good team Mitch. As much as Crouch and Mills are good options, having no rookies under $200k could be a concern. Downgrade either one and upgrade Smith to Laird/Rance/$470-$500k defender

    Scouser · 19/03/2016 at 00:26

    Same strategy as mine Mitch, very close to same selections also. No love for Johanissen over smith? 82 per 100 minutes avg in nab v 127 per 100 minutes.

Kyle · 18/03/2016 at 14:49

bartel or yeo
and thoughts on billings?

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:46

    Bartel. Billings could be an interesting POD, but there are better options around

      @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:57

      Difficult to fit billings and hall in. Bartel for mine to.

Andy Bull · 18/03/2016 at 14:50

Any feedback welcome..
Def: Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Ruggles)
Mid: Danger, Ablett, Grey, Treloar, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Keays, Davis, MacPherson)
Ruck: Goldy, Martin (Cox)
Fwd: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (AMT, Pectracca)

13k left over. Current thinking is downgrading Goldy for Gawn and then strengthening in other places.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:38

    I am not a fan of Weitering at D4, but plenty of teams going that way. If you going to make a change, that's where I would be looking

Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 14:50

Righto. Attempt number 687

Def. Shaw, Laird, Gibson, Hurn, Weitering, Dea (Tiphguucfd, Ruggles)

Mid. Fyfe, Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Petracca (Gresham, Gore, Davis)

Ruc. Godly, Dog Dog (Wyatt)

Fwd. Martin, Barlow, Johnson, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, Grimley)

    Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 14:52

    Forgot Menadue

    @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 17:59

    Drop Gibbo, for a rookie, spend cashola in MIDs.

      Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 22:51

      Nah cos then it'll just be a cookie cutter team like everyone else

        @randomcliche · 19/03/2016 at 10:58

        Well if you want a bit more differentiation, go Martin to Billings. Time adjusted (86%) he has avg'd 108 during the preseason cup. Not in my team (A Hall at F3, Wells F4) but it was pretty close IMO. Gives you $124k to spend….or even just save…

    Dan · 18/03/2016 at 19:09

    I'd be dropping Johnson or possibly Selwood before Gibbo. Think otherwise your team is fairly strong though.

      Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 21:24

      I like both those picks. Especially keen on selwood. Dont know why people are off him. For 3 years prior to last year he was averaging over 115. 120 in 2014. At his price he's a massive bargain

        Dan · 18/03/2016 at 22:10

        I think because the teeth are getting long and there's Danger in the team now.
        Could be a smokey shark, we will have to see. Good luck.

          Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 22:49

          Got 34 possies tonight. 19 contested in the vfl. He's fit

            @randomcliche · 19/03/2016 at 10:53

            Thanks for the confirmation re: Selwood. Looking forward him smashing it with #1 tag to danger! I think Danger Selwood will be the Swan Pendles of years gone by. You want both and you never know which one is going large each week! Now…how do I fit Danger in my starting line up as well…hmmmm….

    Scouser · 19/03/2016 at 00:19

    Love the Gibbo pick in and out of mine but need cash elsewhere currently so out at the mo. Love the pick though, Johnson a nice pod up forward.

Doc · 18/03/2016 at 14:50

D.menzel and 50k v de goey?????

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:45

    De Goey

    Derek James · 18/03/2016 at 15:56

    De goey

    Sarah · 18/03/2016 at 16:03

    Neither, but De Goey > Menzel

    Scouser · 19/03/2016 at 00:21

    De goes for sure

WEEVZ · 18/03/2016 at 14:50

Here's my team, any feedback would be helpful.
DEF: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Liberatore, Mills, B.Kennedy, Kerridge (Hewett, Dunkley, Davis)
RUCK: Goldstein, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, Z.Merrett, Hall, Wells, Milera, Menadue (M.Adams, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

85.8k left in the kitty.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:39

    With only 4 premo mids, would consider using the cash to upgrade Mills to B Crouch

KingBlue14 · 18/03/2016 at 14:51

Rance, K.Simpson, Docherty, Rich, Bonner, Collin – Dea, Hartley

Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Gibbs, Libba, Kennedy, Gore – Petrecca, Mathieson, R.Davis

Jacobs, Nic Nat – Grimley

D.Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Milera, Kerridge – L.McCarthy, Tipungwuti

    KingBlue14 · 18/03/2016 at 14:54

    That's B.Kennedy not J.Kennedy

      @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 18:01

      or JP Kennedy, which would be nice.

Better Luck Nxt Yr · 18/03/2016 at 14:52

Thoughts appreciated. Spread too thin?
Def: Bartel, Rich, Hurn, Suckling, McKenzie, Dea (M Brown (Ess). Hartley)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, B Crouch, Mills (Keays, Hibberd, Davis)
Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)
Fwd: Barlow, Edwards, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca, (Grimley, AMT)
$7,000 over.

    Dan · 18/03/2016 at 19:12

    Edwards pick is interesting. I would drop 1-2/4 of Rich, Hurn, Suckling, McKenzie for Weitering or Broad or a RD1 named rook and a more likely keeper.

Jester · 18/03/2016 at 14:54

Long time listener, first time caller. This year very much a case of players dictating structure. Usually go guns n rooks, but this year its a bit more midprice. Love the Jock Reynolds community. Have been playing supercoach for 10 years. Last year was the first time i got on board the Community and finished about 280ish; Not coincidental. Would really appreciate thoughts on my team(Particularly unique selections). Will go though my justifications for each player.

KK – Gun. Lock for the next decade
Birchill – With Suckling gone, that fantasy friendly role off half back is his. Clarko will also put him in the guts this year
Sheridan – Safe midpricer. Should average 80-90
L.McDonald – Seriously like this kid. 2nd year blues last year. Missing finals has made him hungry.Liked what i saw in NAB. My breakout smokey. Why does no-one have him.
Dea – Will increase in value enough to turn him into H.Shaw ASAP(1st Trade up)
Broad – If hes named round 1, then lock him in. Not liking all these KPP def rooks. Broad looks more like an oxley, mcIntosh type than a Z.Dawson(Brown,Collins, Hartley ect ect)
That said DEF BENCH – Hartley, Ruggles

Dangermouse – Was cruising in NAB and smashed it to pieces. Will win the brownlow this year. Leave him out at your peril.
Baby Jeebers – The master. Injuries are concerning me. My first player picked for a decade. Cant go in without him
Rocky – Seriouly underpriced. Gun. Piggy. Even if he only gets 115-120 im happy
Wino – Contested beast. On a very nice upwards curve. Seems to be over injuries. His game style may mean missed games, but thats a risk im willing to take.
Crippler – The kid actually grew during the summer. GAJ/Rocky 2.0. Will soon average 120-135. What will he do this year? Last year he averaged 100 in his first full year under a unfantasy friendly malthouse. MASSIVE ceiling. Wish he played for Hawthorn.
Josh Kelly – 3rd year breakout. With treloar gone, should get a lot more mid time. Looked seriously impressive in NAB. Uses it well. My mid smokey POD. Either averages 100 and is a keeper at M8, or appreciates 100k and becomes Fyfe/Pendles. Again, why does no-one have him? Has he slipped under radar or is this too speculative. Thoughts?
Libba – Think he will do enough to appreciate significantly. As with Kelly, Either M8 keeper or easy trade up to elite premo. One of these occaisions where you have to have him. In practically every team so if he goes bang and you dont have him, its catch-up.
Millsey – Best of the rooks by a mile. Should play a lot of games off half back. Future superstar.
BENCH – Ben Ken(Expensive i know, but i need security at M9.Swingman too), Petracca(perfect loophole with Danger,rocky Gazza) not concerned about him missing early games, as cash generation is important throughout season, also wont have to burn a trade by swapping for under-performing rook. M11 Davis(Gc) Hoping he gets evelated

Nic Nat – Coming into his prime as a ruckman, good pre-season. Fit and firing. Could be anything this year
Gawn – Seriouly rate him. Flavour of the month, but for good reason. Either smashes it or becomes Goldy
Bench – Grimley. Wont set the world on fire, but will play most games. Cheap. DPP for swingset/loophole. Perfect R3

Barlow – Will be top 3 fwd this year. Back to the Barlow we know and love. Lock. Must have
Buddy – Im a Hawks fan if u havent guessed, tried to hate him but i just cant. Will improve on last year for sure. Inconsistent i know, but im on the buddy train. Will score a 200 this year(Always does well against Ess (hint hint). Swans also play Carl twice. Only cos im a gambling man.
Hall – The hype is real. Attended more centre bounces than anyone in NAB?. With GC injuries will play a lot of mid time. F6 keeper or round 6/7 tradeup to Dusty.
Stringer – The package. My midprice Fwd POD. Has increased his tank and should play mid when the likes of Bonty go fwd. Just got a feeling on this one. Seeing the same team up front, so strategically this a no brainer. Ultimate risk vs reward
Awesome Wells – Looks very, very good so far. Not sure about the entire season, Will appreciate significantly. F6 keeper or trade-up to Bennell
Kerridge – The bargain of the year. Perfect M9/F7 swingman post trade-ups.
Bench – M.Cox(Early loophole/swing who will get games at some stage
TMP – Good job security. Good F8 for me.

PS Am concerned about the weak defenses im seeing. As i said before, too many KPP rooks. Not sure they will appreciate enough to trade up to Def premos. Many teams could be stuck with under-performing defenses as a result of going too premo heavy in Mids. Dont worry, the mid rooks will present. They always do. Thanks again community, and again honest feedback on my team would be greatly appreciated.
PPS – My leauge code for LUNCHBOX LEGENDS is 447532. Needs filling with serious players.

    jockreynolds · 18/03/2016 at 15:01

    Jester – you have made my arvo mate. I've just posted you're entire team analysis to the facebook page for some more feedback. Proud of you re: your 2015 season.

      Jester · 18/03/2016 at 19:48

      Thanks Jock. Much appreciated. Will have a look at the facebook page.

    Ben · 18/03/2016 at 15:43

    I do think your defence is a little thin, i think maybe getting a laird in would strengthn it big time. Not sure about mcdonald and sheridan which are some serious risks which could be a stroke of genuis if it works!
    Like your midfield quite a few midpricers which is riksy but will provide some stability in scoring. Not sure about petracca in there from the starts, unlikely to play until rd3-4.
    Buddy is one that could average 110 or 70 i think it will be the 110 this season, stringer is risky especially as he relys on goals alike to buddy. Mason cox wont play with gault getting the elevation.

    Your team has some huge risks in general which could see you crash and burn or win everything! I do recommend maybe taking one or two of the pods out just to get some more consistency in your team. Best of luck for the season.

      Jester · 18/03/2016 at 20:41

      Thanks Ben. Yeah my defense concerns me. May end up dropping Stringer to bring in a def premo

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 16:09

    Well said Jester, I also believe that the work Jock and co do makes them one of the best and most helpful Supercoach websites around. Anyway, I see that you have gone with a mid priced team, could work, or it might not. I don't feel Buddy worth the gamble as he is a KPP and it was a while ago when he was averaging 110. Should have at least one defender around $500k that is safe (eg. Rance, Houli, Laird, etc.) that you can rely on for points, otherwise your defence could fall apart with the amount of risks there are. Josh Kelly could be a good pick, but there are many better mid pricers around, maybe wait a year and he should get it done.
    Sorry I couldn't get through you team like you have done which is a good effort, but overall it looks like a solid enough mid priced team

      Jester · 18/03/2016 at 20:50

      Cheers Danners. Who would you suggest instead of Kelly?

    Foti186 · 18/03/2016 at 19:30

    I think your team is ACE!! Ok.
    I agree and understand what your saying here.
    But this is only my second year so don't have
    much experience in this.

rosco72 · 18/03/2016 at 14:57

Shaw Houli JJ Weats Dea Broad (Brown Adams)
Danger Hanners Rocky Neale Ward Crouch Crouch Mills
(Gresham Davis Petracca)
Martin Gawn (King)
Barlow Robbo Hall Wells Kerridge Menadue (McCarthy AMT)
15k left. Any feedback appreciated.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:40

    Brothers Crouch and no Libba. Ballsy and unique!

TRIGGER HAPPY · 18/03/2016 at 14:59

Latest team without Libba and following the lead of BVC with 3 rooks on field in def. Rooks subject to change based on selection.

Def: Boyd, Laird, Longeran, Adams, Hartley, Lee. (Broad, Ruggles)
Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Abs, Sheil, Rocky Duncan, Hunter, Crouch. (Gresham, Davis, Gore?)
Rucks: Gawn, Dog Dog. (Wyatt)
Fwd: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Mendaue, (AMT, Grimley).

Starting Boyd as proven point scorer and blitzs under the roof 110 plus avg and dogs have first 7 games under the roof. Nab 4 – did nothing to dispel this theory. Looking to fly out of the blocks.
Laird – safest pick behind shaw.
Longeran – more midfield time.

Rooks in def I feel will score as well as the dearer rooks ie Dea who has proven not to be a great point scorer so far. Could be nab cup fools gold.

Heavy in mids as this is where the main points are scored. Sheil reminds me of a young chris judd and I feel will produce elite scores. Duncan is a running machine elite by foot ranked 5th best in the AFL enough said. Danger will only help him as shown in the nab cup.
Hunter replaced Libba as I feel he has a spot on the wing and loves the gun and run style of the dogs and will play midfield, libba may struggle to keep up with this. Just my theory.
Crouch if named I think will outscore Mills and more than justify the extra spend.
Rucks – next best two if you don't start goldy.
Fwd: love the chad easy first up draw, hall has forced his way into my team due to impressive nab cup and second half of last season, Wells under-priced for what he can do and the other rooks pick based on nab cup.
Grimley and AMT as DPP swing.,

Whaddya think?

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 16:15

    An interesting team TRIGGER. Boyd is a good POD pick, every year I question his age but he somehow still gets it done. Overall defence is weak and risky, not saying its bad though. Ruck and forward line looks good. The midfield though… do you feel that all of your premo mids are going to average well? I can see Duncan doing well, but not good enough. At over $400k, you'd be expecting Hunter to be a premo as well. I believe his average will go up but not enough to a be a solid premo unlike Liberatore.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 18/03/2016 at 17:10

      thanks for the feedback I think Duncan will score very well match JPK for example and hopefully wont have to trade him but if I do well there wouldn't be a great deal of $ required.

      Hunter yeah don't know tossing up between him and libba but libba just looked slow in his last nab cup whereas hunter was running on top of the ground. Just got me thinking as he avg 103 in his last 8 games last year and 110 in the nab cup. If he keeps it up don't know if libba can match that.

      Crouch is purely a cash cow like Mills who I intend to turn into pendles after his bye.

      Def? yeah who knows been my biggest headache. Will obviously be the first line I upgrade. Shaw in Rd 7 and another premo def who should have shown their hand by Rd 8 and it will look much better.

      not expecting miracles in def rooks 60's will do.

Govenor · 18/03/2016 at 15:01

A bit of feedback would be nice, community

DEF: K.Kolodjashnij – B.Smith – S.Hurn – J.Lonergan – J.Weitering – N.Broad (M.Hartley, M.Adams)

MID: P.Dangerfield – G.Ablett – R.Gray – C.Ward – T.Rockliff – L.Parker – C.Mills – C.Menadue (G.Hewett, C.Petracca, R.Davis)

RUC: N.Naitanui – M.Gawn (D.Wyatt)

FWD: C.Wingard – M.Barlow – A.Hall – D.Wells – S.Kerridge – B.Kennedy (S.Grimley, M.Brown)

Traded out Pendles and Dusty for Gray and Wingard, don't know if that's too risky.

Also, have the choice to upgrade KK to Houli.

My other iteration of the team had Pendles, Dusty, Libba and BCrouch instead of Gray, Wingard, Ward and Menadue, don't know what's more settled (old team had more midpricers).


    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:43

    I like the new team better. Looks good

James · 18/03/2016 at 15:02

Def: kk, Jj, Sheridan, I.lonergan, cutler, wietering, (Hartley, amt)
Mid: fyfe, ablett, Mitchell, rocky, m.crouch, Libba, mills, parish, (menadue, gore, Hewitt)
Rucks: Martin, gawn, (cox)
Fwd: Barlow, t.green, hall, stringer, wells, kerridge, (brown, grimley)
Gone for quite a few break out contenders this year with the high risk high reward strategy, could end up having massive plumbs or be burnt big time, for me not enough really good cheap options to generate cash to go the guns and rooks strategy

    ben nolan · 18/03/2016 at 15:09

    terrible team mate.

Stompers · 18/03/2016 at 15:07

Give it a once over community,

Def: Tom McDonald, Rory Laird, Jimmy Bartel, Weitering, Dea, K Collins (Hartley, A McDonald)

Mid: Dangerfield, Gary, Priddis, Rockliff, Parker, Libs, Mills, Menadue (Keays.davis and Petracca)

Rucks: Goldy, Nick Nat, Grimley

Fwds: Barlow, Green, Hall, Well, Kennedy and Kerridge (McCathy and Mcgovern)

Put Tom Mc in, need to know if he will be the go to man from def, can change if need be, rookies subject to change.

Marc · 18/03/2016 at 15:08

Would like some feedback community

DEF – Laird, Gibson, KK, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Adams)

MID – Danger, Gaz, JPK, Wines, Libba, Mills, B Kennedy (Menadue, Gore, Davis)

RUCKS – Nic Nat, Gawn (Cox)

FWD – Barlow, Greene, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kerridge (Grimley, McDonald-Tipu)

Daniel Murphy · 18/03/2016 at 15:09

Crowley and Dawson? thoughts

Derek · 18/03/2016 at 15:10

what do people think of Menzel at $260k.

I have Dea at D5 and Kennedy at F5. I can go another defence rookie is Broad at D5 and Menzel at F5

What do you reckon.

    Ben · 18/03/2016 at 15:23

    Hartley surely, would want broad on my bench tbh, menzel not worth it when you have wells, b kennedy, kerridge, milera as several options.

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 16:15

    Dea and Kennedy will score more and generate more cash

    Phil · 18/03/2016 at 16:38

    Honestly I'm amazed people consider him, but then won't pay 50k more for Leuy because they say he is injury prone….that's just me though.
    I'd rather the 1st option

fatboyfat7 · 18/03/2016 at 15:15

Def: Shaw, JJ, Suckling, Dea, Collins, AMT (Hartley, Ruggles)

Mids: Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Ward, Rockliff, Parker, Mills, B. Kennedy (Gresham, Menegola, Davis)

Rucks: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley;)

Forwards: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Brown, McCarthy)

Still have $87k in the bank for a rainy day. I know everyone will say 'upgrade Suckling' but I'm happy with him after his NAB showings. Hoping he may avg 85 which would be great.

Menegola – Yes I know he's injured. I'm going to hold him for now and use him as a loophole. He's due back early in the season so instead of trading him in then he can do a job for me now. Petracca is also going to be monitored and may come in if named R1 but last I saw on here, possibly R3?

No Fyfe – very expensive and I'm not convinced his body is perfect. Will hope to grab him cheaper along the way.

No Libba – As I explained in another thread, I can see him avg around 95 so he's not a keeper for me and won't generate enough cash, its a risk to leave him out but I'm happy with my mids and confident to leave him out.

Rockliff – still in and out. Only went back in today. Right now its a coin toss between him and Shiel. I'm worried about niggly injuries but he's too good not to start with – I'm still on the fence I suppose….

Would love to get the communities thoughts, structure seems similar to many other teams. I did say early days I'd be light at the back!

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 15:54

    Upgrade suckling

      @randomcliche · 18/03/2016 at 18:10

      Agreed. Hannebury or ward down into shiel and up suckers.

    Holty · 18/03/2016 at 18:31

    not a bad side but cant understand the liba decision. you wont spend 350k for someone you think will average 95 but you will pay 400k for someone you think will average 85?

      fatboyfat7 · 18/03/2016 at 23:57

      I can see how it looks that way its not quite a proper comparison, different positions aren't like for like. 85 average for a defender means he'll be a season long keeper, be in until the end and won't need a trade. I want my mids to be hitting 105+ average. I don't think Libba will score near that which means it will cost me a trade to upgrade him later and he'll only increase in value $100 – 150k or so if he averages 90-95 . For example, if Mills averages 80ish he'll increase in value by $200k making me more cash. In the short term I'll lose out on the extra points Libba scores over Mills but in the long term I'll make more cash for ultra premo's. I'm after a few beers so I hope I've explained that ok.

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:32

    It rained today.
    This comment is influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. "Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend."

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:49

    If you think libba will only ave 95 you're more 'influenced' than I am. He ave 110 in 2014 after 107 in 2013 and 83 in only his second year. He knocked out a lazy 106 in NAB2 before running the patterns in NAB3 to give Lachie a go.
    If you don't get Libba you'll have to change your name from FatBoy to SadBoy.
    This comment is influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. "Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend."

      fatboyfat7 · 19/03/2016 at 01:19

      Right… you forget your meds today because thats certainly a different way of putting your point across, whatever Wiedmann Beer is… Its all well and good quoting scores from 2 years ago and not considering he's spent a year out injured. I know its a risk, I'm happy to wait and see.

        DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 01:24

        Why so aggressive and defensive fatty?

Tulendeena · 18/03/2016 at 15:15

Might as well throw up my latest

Laird, Bartel, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Broad, Adams)

Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Mathieson)

Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)

Dusty, Greene, Barlow, Wells, BKennedy, Kerridge (Menadue, Mccarthy)

Going with a really deep midfield should set the guns-n-rookies strat from the start, however bit worried about a thin backline


    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 15:56

    A lot like mine, but I went weaker R2 to be stronger D4. Very similar I like. But how do you plan to get Goldy, will waste trade

      Tulendeena · 18/03/2016 at 18:45

      In the grand scheme of things, don't intend to get Goldy in unless Nic or Gawn stink up the joint
      The extra 150k is better spent in the midfield to get the early point generation rather than the extra 200~ goldy might provide I reckon

Dangerous Dave · 18/03/2016 at 15:15

geez some crackin looking outfits here, thoughts on mine appreciated! cheers

DEF: R. Laird – K. Simpson – J. Bartel – E. Yeo – C. Byrne – M. Brown – (Bench K. Collins and AMT)

MID: Yablett – Dusty – Rockliff – L. Parker – Goddard – Libba – C. Mills – R. Crowley – (Bench B. Kennedy, R. Davis and D. Gore

RUCK: Nic Nat and Goldy (Bench S. Grimley)

FWD: M. Barlow – M. Robinson – T. Greene – D. Wells – S. Kerridge – c. Petracca (Bench L. McCarthy and N. Kommer)

not sold yet on old mate Ryan after coming back from the ban, Petracca might be keep in cotton wool for a bit, bout 30K in the bank
happy for you to put the boots in or send me praise 🙂

    Marc · 18/03/2016 at 15:22

    I'd try and slot Dusty into your fwd line instead of MID

      Dangerous Dave · 18/03/2016 at 15:53

      yeh thats one of the moves im looking at doing, im sure a shuffle will happen 5 mins before bounce down.!

Big G · 18/03/2016 at 15:16

Priddis and Ward as M3/4 with Rocky as M5 or Hannerbery and Shiel?

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 15:20

    Priddis and Ward

    Holty · 18/03/2016 at 18:35

    i dont think it matters. they will be all very solid choices

Ash · 18/03/2016 at 15:16

Defs: Rance, KK, Smith, Rich, Dea, Brown (Hartley, hanley)

Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Shiel, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Mills, C.Ellis (Gore, Dunkley, Davis)

Rucks: Martin, Smith (Grimley)

Fwds: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue (kerridge, tippenwood)

Any feedback would be great community!!

Tyler Maher · 18/03/2016 at 15:19

Will the lock out on Thursday night be a partial lockout? Meaning I can switch players from every other team bar Richmond and Carlton on Friday.

    Ben · 18/03/2016 at 15:27


Ben · 18/03/2016 at 15:22

Hello Community, Jock
Won't be posting my team in this thread as i have multiple times in the last few articles.
I have a serious dilemma in regards to my D3.
I currently have 494k for that position without making changes elsewhere which i would rather not do as my team is fairly settled.
The options im looking at are:
KK – no doubt this kid has talent but im slightly worried about his nab form and the fact that last season for the first half he basically did nothing. Finished the year with a bang which did show he can produce scores that give him the premuim status.
Bartel – a head knock in nab 3 has me skeptical about his output, aware that he is ready to go for rd 1 but a head knock is a knock. Had him at the start of last year and injuries plagued what was a relatively high averaging season. Is he too old though? Will he be rested?
Docherty – kids has got talent but is not a proven scorer especially at a team like Carlton. If he can average 95+ for the season he is a lock but i'm worried about his consistency.
Top deck JJ – has had the best nab form of all these options but is not a proven scorer whatsoever. If he can play games like he did vs Collingwood last weekend then he is a lock but again his consistency is doubtful. I dont think he wil cop a tag with the likes of boyd and murphy playing off hb also.

Any thoughts suggestions would be much appreiated on the selection of these players! In regards to sheridan also i wil not be picking him, people picking him are basing it purely off nab form and not what they were looking at preseason. I feel like this selection could be the difference between a really high rating and being down around 2000-10000. Thankful for all responses!

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:01

    Bartel. He is a A grader for $470k. Cheap ist Keeper on any line. Lock

      Ben · 18/03/2016 at 16:06

      Cheers Derek!

    Phat Man · 18/03/2016 at 16:59


      Ben · 18/03/2016 at 19:41


    Dan · 19/03/2016 at 01:06

    Birchall is a solid 80-90 every week. Could get more running off half back/mid time roles with Suckling gone and Gibson returning to more key position with Lake gone.

Jimmy P · 18/03/2016 at 15:24

DEF: Houli, Laird, Gibson, Brown, Hartley, Tipungwuti (Castagna, Ruglles)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Armitage, Bontempelli, Shiel, Cripps, Duncan, Keays (Dunkley, Davis, Marcon)
RUCK: Blicavs, Gawn (Wyatt)
FWD: Barlow, Billings, Hall, Touk Miller, Kerridge, Grimley (Kommer, Adams)

    Ben · 18/03/2016 at 15:26

    You have stacked your mid way too much, need to ofload two premuims and get in weitering/dea and a better f2 for instance. Also i would think you need liba!
    Like houli as a pick has showed great nab form and is set for a 95 average this season.

      Jimmy P · 19/03/2016 at 01:28

      Anymore feedback for my team?

    Ashleigh Green · 19/03/2016 at 09:23

    I like the skipping of Ablett, Rocky and Libba. I'm taking a similar approach at this stage. It's a hard line to follow as so many people consider those three hard locks. But there are so many great options that had a strong pre-season.

    I think your defence is fine. You are missing out on a cash cow in Dea, so that's your call. Weitering at 220 has a lot less potential cash to generate. I like the depth in defensive rookies.

    I'm concerned about M Brown. He was put up forward in NAB3, that's why he scored so badly. If they decide to keep him there…. he won't get many opportunities to score. I'd consider Collins if he gets a birth, or look for money for Dea.

    Houli and Laird really solid. Gibson, so tempting. He was great last year until Frawley got injured. Then he started pulling some lower scores in that more lock down role. I worry about what his role will be in season, but he won't drop in value, he's proven that.

    Cripps, I just worry about how far he can go in such a weak team. But Ablett and Rocky have proven it's possible in the past.

    Forward line, You have some depts with Touk Miller, nice alternative to D Wells who is more common. Billings I'm not sold on, but that's my opinion, if you like what you see and expect him to get at least 90 then good pick. Grimley too weak for on field imo. Ideally find money for B Kennedy. Milera from ADL also rated but I worry about Adelaide this year, Milera might not get enough supply.

    TLDR: Concerns are Grimley and Brown on field. You also have a lot of rookies and I'm not convinced they will all get upgraded.

      Jimmy P · 19/03/2016 at 11:24

      Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it and you made some good points 🙂
      Something to think about!

        Jimmy P · 21/03/2016 at 00:07


Barry · 18/03/2016 at 15:24

Shaw, Laird, KK, Dea, Hartley, M. Brown (Collins, Broad)
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills, B. Kennedy (Petracca, R. Davis, Marcon)
Goldy, S. Martin (Grimley)
Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menedue, Kerridge (McDonald-Tipungwuti, McCarthy)

Omissions from the team of recent times include: Bartel, Weitering, K. Simpson, J. Lonergan, M. Crouch

ALL feedback welcomed!

Damian · 18/03/2016 at 15:26

Backs: Houli, Laird, JJ, Cutler, Dea, Adams/Hartley/Tipu

Mids: Fyfe, Danger, Gaz, Rockliff, Liba, B.Crouch, Mills, Davis/Menadue/Petracca/Gore

Rucks: Goldy, Gawn(Wyatt)

Forwards: Martin, Barlow, Higgins, Steele, Wells, Kerridge(Grimley, Brown)

Swansong · 18/03/2016 at 15:28

Any thoughts on my team
Def. Shaw, laird, johannisen, weitering, dea, Hartley.
(Adams, ruggles)
Mid. Daingerfield. Pendlebury. Ablett priddas. Rockliff.
Libba. Mills. Kerridge. (Gresham. Hewett. Davis)
Rucks. Goldstein. Gawn (loersch)
Fwd. Barlow. Franklin. Hall. Wells. Kennedy. Menadue
(McCarthy. McDonald-tippa)

Collingwoodman · 18/03/2016 at 15:28

Def: KK, Rich, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Broad (Hartley, Adams)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Oliver, Gresham, Davis)
Ruck: Martin, Gawn (Michael)
Fed: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue (McCarthy, McD-Tipu)

Gone for genuine mid guns and chasing value down back & fwd with a view to upgrade to stars when they drop in value. $150k in bank, would love to have 1 more mid gun before round 1. Gone without Goldy in ruck, couldn't justify spend. Shaw too high $ for me now. Dusty issues around his old man. Thoughts?

Paul · 18/03/2016 at 15:29

There's alot of teams with Keays on the bench. Will this kid play rd 1?

    matt · 18/03/2016 at 16:03


Holeyfrijoles · 18/03/2016 at 15:30

I know, I know, some risky elderly/injury prone pods, please be gentle:

B: J. Bartel, N. Malceski, A. Walker, T. McKenzie, J. Weitering, M. Dea (M. Hartley, N. Broad)
M: N. Fyfe, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett, J. Selwood, T. Rockliff, T. Liberatore, B. Crouch, C. Mills (C. Menadue, G. Hewett, R. Davis)
R: T. Goldstein, Z, Smith (D. Wyatt)
F: M. Barlow, B. Harvey, S. Johnson, D. Menzel, D. Wells, S. Kerridge (L. McCarthy, M. Adams)

$800 left

Jim · 18/03/2016 at 15:31

Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Brown, Collins, Hartley, Adams
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Gray, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Gresham, Petracca, Keays, Davis
Goldy, Gawn, Wyatt
Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Grimley, AMT

The benchmark · 18/03/2016 at 15:35

Heath shaw, Matthew Boyd, Rory laird, Daniel rich, Mitch brown, Michael Hartley
(Ruggles , rice)

Nat Fyfe, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett, Dan Hannebery, Ollie Wines, Calum Mills, Clayton Oliver, Jade Gresham
(Gore, Hewitt, Davis)

Sam Jacobs, Nick Naitanui

Michael Barlow, lance Franklin, Aaron Hall, Daniel Wells, Connor menadue, Sam kerridge
(Petracca, grimely)

Back: I feel is pretty steady in a line that doesn't always produce consistent results until mid season. Rich may seem risky to some but I'm hoping I've done enough homework on him (more than my year 12 exams)

Midfield: I've got a fab 3 then I've popped Hannebery who is consistent and done enough for me in nab to prove his price. Talk of Franklin in the mid and jpk in the forward line whereas with Hannebery I'll know what I'll get. I've also picked up an under priced Ollie who roughly played 13 games last year and I feel he could be top 10 premium with a big year. 2 higher priced rookies to keep my score ticking early.

Rucks: Sam Jacobs will hit it out 40 times a game and hit guys on the tit with the pill. And then go collect it 15-20 times and have a few pins on goal. If anything he will only improve. Extremely underrated
Nic Nat will be serviceable and I'm a bit sceptic of his ability to play over 90 percent of games. That my only worry.

Forwards: well it looks like I've choosing my forwards a bit lighter.
Franklin will be up the ground a bit and will lead the Comp in marks this year and probably still challenge for the Coleman. Barlow hall and wells are all underpriced and will score well for the money I've spent up forward.
Connor will get plenty of game time as well as kerridge and I look forward to my cows fattening

Rookies not final

    Brank · 19/03/2016 at 12:17

    y no libba?

Cam · 18/03/2016 at 15:38

Shaw, Houli, Bartel, Rich, Dea, Brown, Hartley, Ruggles
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Kennedy, Gresham, Gore, Hewatt, Davis
Goldstein, Naitanui, Grimley
Deledio, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Petracca, McDonald-Tipungwuti

Nathan · 18/03/2016 at 15:40

Whats everyones take on zorko?
Obviously not playing round 1
But cant seem to find anyone i like the look of to take his spot
Dont have enough coin to go up but no one stands out atm
Do i take him and waot till rd2 for his scores for try and find someone to slot into f1?

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:03

    If going for rank, you need every point.

      Nathan · 18/03/2016 at 16:58

      Yeah thats what im thinking too
      Ive swapped ward for shiel and zorko for martin
      Lets just hope martin doesnt start like last year with a 51 again
      Derek do you think shiel top 10?

Boltons Blues · 18/03/2016 at 15:42

Shaw Laird JJ Weitering Dea Brown (Hartley Adams)
Fyfe Danger Ablett Rocky Cripps Libba Mills Oliver (Keyes Davis MacPherson)
Goldy Gawn (Chol)
Barlow Buddy Hall Wells Kennedy Kerridge (Menadue Petracca)

Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 15:46

I've gone pretty standard/safe this year and tried to use dual position players where possible with Suckling/Brown or Tippy and Cox/Grimely but am thinking about a changing to a few POD's in JPK who surprisingly is only picked by 4%????

D: Laird, Bartel, Johannsion, Suckling, Weitering, Dea (Hartely, Ruggles)
M: Fyfe, Danger, Gaj, Shiel/JPK??, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Keyes, Dunkley, Davis)
R: Nic Nait, Gawn (Cox)
F: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (Brown, Grimley)

Does Ben Kennedy deserve a selection?
Would love to hear your thoughts… cheers

    BVS · 18/03/2016 at 16:04

    I like Shiel over JPK

      Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 17:25

      Yeah they're both probably gonna be in my side by the end of the year

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:06

    JPK will be top 8

      Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 17:24

      Yeah I'm thinking its best to have him in rather than burn a trade, Only issue is Shiel is also possibly top 8, he was top 3 last year until he got injured, massive potential… Curious how Treloar leaving will affect him

        Dan · 19/03/2016 at 00:53

        I'm hoping Treloar leaving will help Greene. Dude is a ball magnet! This was the end to his year in 2014 after that intra-club suspension. 132, 107, 117, 161, 111, 141, 131. Knows how to find the ball if Eade plays him in the middle.

          Tony · 19/03/2016 at 12:45

          Don't think Eade will have much say in where Toby plays …

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:12

    I'd even consider both instead of GAJ or Rocky if they don't pull up in time for round 1, depending on how much cash you still have in the kitty?
    Good looking team though!

      Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 17:22

      I was thinking that, but the amount of people selecting Gaj and Rocky make it so difficult, keep in mind they both averaged 130+ two years ago, tough choices but thanks for the feedback

Kevin Skywalker · 18/03/2016 at 15:48

I'm fairly happy with my current line up of my team at this time until my next change of heart…

Skywalker FC

DEF: Laird, Yeo, Rich, Dea, Rookie*, Rookie* (McDonald-Tipungwuti, Rookie*)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Priddis, Rockliff, Wines, Liberatore, Mills (Rookie*, Rookie* Rookie*)
RUCK: Naitanui, Gawn (Loersch)
FWD: Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Rookie* (Rookie*, Grimley)

FWD: I haven't chosen top price forward Premos because I think most are overpriced or on their maximum already. I had Dusty last year and although he averaged 105 SC it was hard riding the rollercoaster. I think he will dip a bit this year. I actually really wanted to select Zorko and then he gets rubbed out for Round 1. I could still take the risk be down 40-50 points and move on (If he's been pinged Round 5 you would just whack him on your bench). I think Mitch Robinson could have a great year and get his average over 100SC. Beams is out indefinitely, Redden's gone and Rocky could play more forward, therefore Mitch Robbo spends most of his time in the guts as a big bodied onballer. Can't deny Wells, Hall and Kerridge's form (even if NAB form) and everyone else has them too. Very tempted by S Gray but can't take him at $480k, would have locked him in at $460k, though.

RUCK: Not Goldy, hard decision, however I believe that NicNat and Gawn offer so much value. If they both have the year I reckon they will have, I am unlikely to bother trading in Goldstein in at all, thereby saving $$ and trades, crazy I know. Loersch at R3 is there for swingset and as VC loophole

MID: So many possible selections and yet I found it hampered by the fact that Ablett, Rockliff and Libba are immediate selections that I had to work around. Anyone else feel that? Like many others after NAB I have though of taking out all, two or one of these three to free up selection options. They stay in because they are still likely best value. If they are not named Round 1 then Ablett becomes Hannebery/Pendles, Rocky becomes Shiel and Libba becomes…Crouch/De Goey…???

DEF:(throws hands up in the air in frustration)…I want Shaw but can't afford him, Laird looks great, Yeo ran into form against Essendon (many will do that this year) getting possessions at half back, half forward and in the middle and will play in the guts more. Rich is there because he also will play in the middle. However, between now and next week Laird, Yeo, and Rich could easily become any combination of Houli, KK, Birchall, Gibson, Suckling, McGovern, Sherridan, MacDonald, Howe, Weitering etc. As Bulldog supporter I'm wary of JJ's elevated NAB form and think he might need a year learning and experiencing that halfback/quarterback role at the Doggies.

I haven't named all my rookies because it will totally depend on them being selected, and also their selections might be impacted by the Bye Rounds too. Surely McDonald-Tipungwuti is upgraded off the rookie list (Ruggles too, I reckon)…

…I'm pretty tired, think I better stop now…

Rip into it if you want, I am forever interested in feedback

    Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 22:04

    As a probably biased doggy supporter I cannot wait to see how JJ takes off this year. NAB Challenge form not everything but I reckon a way better option to Yeo. And you get the satisfaction of watching him do it.

      Kevin Skywalker · 18/03/2016 at 22:16

      Oh I agree, it will be great watching him play, I just don't think he's as SC relevant as other defenders

      Kevin Skywalker · 18/03/2016 at 22:17

      I hope I'm wrong and he helps us to the finals

    Mighty_Hondo · 19/03/2016 at 00:50

    Nice analysis Kev. I am pondering over Gibson in defence. Will his avg increase this year due to departure of Suckling? He cracked the ton 7 times last year. A very rocky ride like Dusty.

    Would love your thoughts.


      Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 07:14

      Gibson's been in and out of my defence at D2. In NAB he was fantastic but I worry he becomes more of a one-on-one player in the regular season, especially if they have injuries down back. I really need to look at the Hawks current defensive structure to work out his role and who else is likely to be their defensive distributors of the pill.

Jobesbrownlow · 18/03/2016 at 15:48

Defenders: Shaw, Boyd, Laird, Weitering, Hartley, Adams (McDonald-Tipungwuti, Ruggles)
Midfielders: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Gray, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Oliver, Menadue (Gresham, Keays/Gore, Davis)
Rucks: Goldstein, Naitanui (Korcheck)
Forwards: Deledio, Montagna, Martin, B. Kennedy, Milera, Kerridge (McCarthy, Petracca)

    JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 09:38

    I love that you've shied away from the typical structure, JB. Midfield is light but with at least 3 proven prems in fwd & def you've got nice backup. Big risk not going with Gaz but I'm sure you have your reasons. Good luck this year!

Jojo · 18/03/2016 at 15:50

Laird, KK, johannisen, wietering, brown, k Collins: hibbered, ruggles
Danger, Pendles, GAJ, gaff, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, menadue: gore, j long, Davis
Martin, Gawn: leorsch
Wingard, Barlow, hall, Menzel, kerridge, petracca: grimley, a MacDonald don't get me started on the rest of it
I have gone light in the forward line and defence because I don't think the game will be one there this year it will be won in the middle and rucks. I am fairly happy with everything and I like the pods I have i currently have 55k in the bank so any feedback is welcome

Josh · 18/03/2016 at 15:51

Hey Peeps,

Give us some feedback on what you think of my team,

will be much appreciated.

Shaw, Laird, JJ,
Lonergan, Dea, Harley (Brown, Ruggles)

Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rockliff
Parker, Libba, Mills, Keays (Petracca, Hewett, Davis)

Goldy, Smith (Grimley)

Martin, Barlow, Hall,
Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Adams, Tippa-Wutti)

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 16:19

    A good team Josh. The only problem I would have is Lonergan. He is very awkwardly priced and I believe he may not average as much as you would want him to

Haychh · 18/03/2016 at 15:51

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Mcgovern, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Ruggles)
Mids: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Viney, Libba, Mills, B.Kennedy (Menadue,Gresham, R.Davis)
Rucks:Goldy, NicNat (Cox)
Forwards: Barlow,Hall, Steele, Menzel, Wells, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

Phat Man · 18/03/2016 at 15:56

Jesus Christ, Here we go with version 5823 haha.

Def: Heater, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Broad, Adams)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, L.Hunter, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Menadue, Dunkley, Davis)
Rucks: Goldy, Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Tippa)

Rookies subject to change when teams are announced. Feedback is much appreciated community, Cheers.

matt · 18/03/2016 at 15:58

I would really like some thoughts on the Melbourne's game plan do we think they will continue with the attacking game plan of the NAB cup or go back to the two taggers used each week being viney/vince/bugg/other tagging in the season proper. do you think we still need to worry about gun players we pick coming up against melbourne and being tagged out of the game like last year.

jamie maloney · 18/03/2016 at 16:02

backs.Yeo suckling seedsman weitering dea brown MIDS fyfe danger pendles hannerbery priddis duncan mills maccaffer RUCKS goldstein sinclair FWDS kennedy j.reiwolt franklin de goey wells b.kennedy BENCH n.newman ruggles sumner smith joyce grimley kerridge and smith

BVS · 18/03/2016 at 16:03

D: Shaw, Laird, Rich, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Broad, Adams
M: Fyfe, Ablett, Hanners, Shiel, Rocky, Mills, Oliver, Parish, Menadue, Petracca, Davis
R: Nicknat, Gawn, Grimley
F: ZMerrett, Hall, DeGoey, Steele, Wells, Kerridge, Kennedy, Tippa

    Jojo · 18/03/2016 at 16:13

    Very risky team you have to many mid prices you should downgrade lonergan and Steele to rookies and upgrade de goey and oliver to Libba

    Ethan017 · 18/03/2016 at 21:32

    Agree with Jojo lots of risk involved but there's nothing wrong with a little bit of that but if you're looking for a POD midfield premo go with Matt Priddis

    Maddogs · 18/03/2016 at 22:17

    Love the Hannebery choice. Gun

Josh · 18/03/2016 at 16:03

Too much money not used $348,000! Suggestions for upgrades??

DEF- KK, Bartel, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Mi Brown, (Hartley, Broad)

MIDS – Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Liber, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

RUC – Nicnat, Gawn (Chol (loop))

FWDS – Barlow, Z.Merrett, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Kerridge (Menadue, Tipungwuti.

Cheers Josh.

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:15

    upgrade jj to shaw and bartel to laird

    Russ · 18/03/2016 at 17:19

    Giday Josh, I'd say one of your midfield rooks for a 4 to 500 thou Mid, or….

    Merrett upgrade to Martin to strengthen Fwd line a bit and Maybe B.Crouch in the mids as well for one of your rooks.

    Good luck

    Ethan017 · 18/03/2016 at 21:29

    upgrade Gresham to Brad Crouch and Johansien to Laird

josh · 18/03/2016 at 16:04

Any critism would be great this is my team
Backline: shaw laird jj t mckensie dea and weitering (Hartley,bonner)
midfield: ablett danger,fyfe,rocky ,liber wines, mills , gore (keags,kerridge)
rucks: martin and nic nat (cox)
fwd :barlow sam gray hall Menadue petracca wells
thoughts ?

    chrpac · 18/03/2016 at 21:02

    Get rid of Mckenzie mate, he is a trap.

      Josh · 19/03/2016 at 07:57

      3 rookies on field ? :/

Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:04

Any feedback would be appreciated community,

DEF: Gibson, Rich, Salem, Weitering, Dea, Hartley Broad, AMT

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Wines, Cripps, MCrouch, Libba, Mills Menadue, Phillips, Davis

RUCK: Goldy, Gawn Currie

FWD: Barlow, SGray, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge Petracca, Brown

Tell me what ya think? $14,100 left over


    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 19:56

    Good side, just a little weak down back.

    If you want, downgrade Crouch to a rookie (Gresh/Oliver) then upgrade Salem to a premo

    I like the S Gray choice a lot, I was too attached to Dusty to do it though.

      CoachDamo · 19/03/2016 at 12:51

      I agree – if Rich doesn't fire your backline could really struggle. Your midfield runs pretty deep, it might be worth downgrading a midfielder to strengthen your defence.

    luke · 19/03/2016 at 10:05

    I think its great except for Salem, 3 promo's is plenty down back this year as you want to see who's in form and bring them in

    Matt · 19/03/2016 at 12:02

    As a Port supporter love the S.Gray choice, although scared that's his price reflects his peak. He will have some big games, but as usually one of our small forward choices usually his scoring may be limited. We certainly have a stacked midfield so he won't always get to play through the mid. Love him though, not afraid to get in there for such a small fella. Gibson seems to flown under the radar, great choice could be a POD for quite a while.

    Jabba07 · 20/03/2016 at 13:12

    I reckon Salem is a very interesting pick…. great POD.

Jimma · 18/03/2016 at 16:05

Ur thought would get me up and about jock!

DEF: KK, Birchall, Rampe, JJoh, weitering, dea (brown, Collins)

MID: Danger, Gaz, Mitchell, rocky, Cripps, Libba, mills, Gresham (petracca, gore, Hewitt)

RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (cox)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, wells, menedue, kerridge (tipawickawackawu, McCarthy)

Cheers mate keep up ur grouse work

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:47

    Some nice POD's in Mitchell and Rampe. Both should score well. Good balance across the park. Good luck!

Mac · 18/03/2016 at 16:05

Is going in with Greene, Hall and Gray in the fwd line a bad idea?

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:21

    Not at all! All solid picks IMO!

      Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 23:05

      No thats what I have

Rob · 18/03/2016 at 16:06

BACK: Houli, KK, Johannisen, WEitering, Dea, Bonner ( Hartley, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rockliff, Cripps, Libba, Mills, Gresham ( Gore, Petracca, MacPherson)

RUCK: Martin, Smith ( Grimley)

FWD: Lids, Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Kerridge ( Brown, Galluci)

I have 7K left over any suggestions will be helpful.

John · 18/03/2016 at 16:07

Wines or Dahlhaus?

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:08

    Wines, but Dahl would make a great POD!

      Scott · 18/03/2016 at 20:28

      Put Wines in the middle and Dahl up forward.

Caleb · 18/03/2016 at 16:09

Kolodjashnij; Docherty; B.Smith; Dea; M.Brown; M.Adams; (Bonner;Broad)
Fyfe; Pendles; Priddis; R.Gray; D.Shiel; Libba; Simpkin; Mills; (Menadue; Gore; R.Davis)
Naitanui; Gawn (Cox)
Martin; Billings; Greene; Wells; B.Kennedy; Kerridge (McCarthy; McD-Tippa)
231K spare atm…. pending R1 teams
aimed for some POD in midfield and banking on some breakout premium forwards (Greene/Billings)

JasmineD1995 · 18/03/2016 at 16:09

H Shaw, T Sheridan, P Seedsman, D Howe, J Weitering, M Dea (M Hartley, M Adams)
N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, G Ablett, T Mitchell, T Liberatore, B Crouch, C Mills, B Kennedy (C Menadue, G Hewett, R Davis)
N Naitanui, M Gawn (C Loersch)
D Martin, M Barlow, S Gray, A Hall, D Wells, S Kerridge (L McCarthy, AMT)

    Blueth · 18/03/2016 at 16:45

    i'd swap a FWD premo for a defensive one. You're backline looks real leaky and there are plenty of decent FWD rookies.

    Big Kev · 18/03/2016 at 18:03

    Love the gray pick , 3 risks in backline sheridan, Seedsman and howe

    Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 20:43

    Im not sold on the Sheridan pick, maybe try to have one more player you will keep for the whole year down back and a rookie rather than several mid pricers

    Steeeve · 19/03/2016 at 00:46

    I only see one keeper in your defensive line, big risk I'd say

Tyler · 18/03/2016 at 16:10

Hello community , I'd just like to say I love fantasy footy & here is my team .

DEF: H.Shaw , R.Laird , J.Gibson , J.Weitering , M.Dea , M.Hartley ( K.Collins , T.Ruggles/M.Brown )

MID: N.Fyfe , God Abs , D.Hannebery , T.Rockliff , O.Wines , T.Libertaore , B.Kennedy , C.Petracca ( D.Gore , B.Keays , R.Davis )

RUCK: S.Martin , M.Gawn ( M.Cox )

FWD: L.Montagna , M.Barlow , M.Robinson , D.Wells , C.Menadue , S.Kerridge ( S.Grimley , AMT )

22k In the bank .

Appreciate positive and negative feedback .


    Tyler · 18/03/2016 at 16:17

    Reasoning : I think Gibbo laird and shaw will all average over 100 and not many others I can see doing that .

    Hannebery I feel will not get the tag and love his 130's he gives us and a consistent output . Would love danger but couldn't get him in there .

    Stef martin – underrated & should be in more teams instead of this bloody Nic Nat

    Robbo I can see scoring a ton every week in a not so good midfield .

    Montagna – just had to pick him in that forward line . Won't go down in price and will score 110's

      Blueth · 18/03/2016 at 16:47

      Hannevery is smart footy but with on Kennedy ….the first question you should ask with every player is, 'Can this guy actually play?' In Kennedy's case i think the answer is no. Terrible kick, doesn't get enough of it.

GreyBradman · 18/03/2016 at 16:13

Hey there Community,

Here's my crack, about 100k left for final juggling

Backs: Houli, McMillan, Johannnisen, Dea, Hartley, Broad (K.Collins, Ruggles)
Centre: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)
Ruck: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Mendaue, Kerridge (McCarthy, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Let me have it!

Steele · 18/03/2016 at 16:17

Gday ladies and gents.

Any thoughts, comments, concerns, constructive criticism would be helpful.

Obviously some rookies subject to rd 1 selection.

DEF: K.Simpson, J.McGovern, J.Johannisen, M.Dea, M.Brown (ESS), M.Hartley. (K.Collins, N.Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Dangers, Ablett, D.Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills. (Gresham, Gore, R.Davis)

RUC: Goldstein, Nic Nat. (S.Grimley)

FWD: D.Martin, Barlow, T.Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge. (M.Adams, A.McDonald-Teppanyaki)


Sam · 18/03/2016 at 16:17

Tear it apart community!
DEF: H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown, M.Adams (C.Adamson, T.Ruggles)

MID: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, C.Mills, B.Kennedy (C.Petracca, J.Dunkley, R.Davis)

RUCK: T.Goldstein, Z.Smith (S.Grimley)

FOR: M.Barlow, K.Tippet, S.Gray, A.Hall, D.Wells, C.Menadue (S.Kerridge, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

I've got 27,100 left over.

Cyril is delicious · 18/03/2016 at 16:18

G'day community, would love any thoughts, ideas, or opinions on my lineup. Cheers!

Def: Laird, KK, Yeo, Smith, Dea, Broad (Byrne-Jones,K.Collins)

Mids: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Parker, Libba, , Parish, Cuningham (Gore, Mathieson, Keays)

Rucks: Goldy, Gawn (Cox)

Fwds: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Kennedy(Want wells), Kerridge, Petracca. ( Brown , Grimely)
Thinking smith into weitering and a rookie up to wells??
Have $9,400 in the bank, cheers community!

    Blueth · 18/03/2016 at 16:50

    Parish to Mils.
    Smith to Weitering
    Kennedy (spud) to Wells

    Big kev · 18/03/2016 at 18:05

    Lots of rookies that won't play in that

Will · 18/03/2016 at 16:18

DEF: Shaw, Rance, Birchall, Weitering, Brown, Adams (Hartley, Byrne)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Shiel, B.Crouch, Mills, Oliver (Menadue, Davis, Keays)

Rucks: Nicnat, Gawn (Grimley)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Milera, D.Rioli, Kerridge (Tipwungtui, McCarthy)


Liam · 18/03/2016 at 16:19

DEF – Shaw, Kolo, Rosa, Aish, Mackenzie, Francis (Byrne, M.Brown)
Mid – Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Rockliff, Liberatore, B Crouch, Oliver, Kerridge (Weller, Gore, MacPherson)
Ruck – Martin, Sinclair (Cox)
FWD – Dusty, Barlow, S Gray, Anderson, Schache, B Kennedy (Menadue, Petracca)
Wouldn't mind a few thoughts, 65k in bank still.

    Liam · 18/03/2016 at 16:20

    Eric Mackenzie in the backline

    The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 17:18

    If I were you i would drop aish to weitering/Dea, personally I would take Mills over oliver and wells over anderson but thats just me. Schache will get plenty of games but scoring potential isnt high so mabye bring kerridge foward and maybe bring in gresham or a rookie that gets named next week.

Michael · 18/03/2016 at 16:20

Backs: Houli, Kolo, Birchall, B.Smith, Weitering, Mullett, Broad & Mcdonald-Tipungwuti,
Mids: Paddy, Gaz, Rocky, P Cripps, N Graham, J Kelly, Libba, Mills, Petrecca, Hibberd, Dunkley
Rucks: Nic-Nat, Z Smith, Cox
Forwards: Barlow, Buddy, Hall, Hrovat, Wells, Kerridge, Reid, J Smith.
Rookies will change if they not playing and J Kelly will be swapped for B Crouch if he plays

DankMemes · 18/03/2016 at 16:20

90,500 left

DEF R. Laird, D, Rich, T. Mckenzie, J. Weitering, Dea. Hartley, M. Adams. K Collins

MID N. Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Wines, Gaff, L. Parker, Lib, C. Mills, Menadue, Petracca, R. Davis

RUC N. Naitanui, M. Gawn, Grimley

FWD M. Barlow, A. Hall, Sinclair, Wells, B. Kennedy, S. Kerridge, L. McCarthy, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti

The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 16:21

Im in a bit of a pickle community.

In thinking of going these to firm up other lines, mainly defense as you can see with the selections. Just looking for everyones thoughs
and these are the trades needed to make it happen. Cheers
Ablett – L.Hunter
Ruggles – Weitering
McCarthy – B.Kennedy
Grimley – Chol.

    The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 16:21

    Everyones Thoughts*

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:25

    Ablett to Hunter…….. I won't allow it!

      The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 16:41

      Trust me, its the hardest supercoach decision I have to make, but I think i need to strengthen other lines

Derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:23

not seeing many teams with Lobbe

    Jobesbrownlow · 18/03/2016 at 16:32

    It's because he's shit.

rosco72 · 18/03/2016 at 16:26

nobody else going with the Crouch Crouch, I love these 2 kids absolute ball magnets.

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:30

    Gutsy move to go with both! I like it.

Nick · 18/03/2016 at 16:26

Def: Laird – KK – Rich – B Smith – Dea – Hartley (K Collins – Ruggles)
Mid: Dangerfield – Ablett – Selwood – Shiel – Rockliff – Liberatore – B Crouch – Gresham (Keays – Mathieson – David)
Ruc: Goldstein – Naitanui (Cox)
Fwd: Barlow – Greene – Hall – Wells – Kennedy – Kerridge (Petracca – Mcdonald A

Thoughts appreciated?

    Hutto76 · 18/03/2016 at 16:28

    Nice team. I think Selwood may be injured though?

    rosco72 · 18/03/2016 at 17:22

    Mathieson is injured, Shiel is one I've been putting in and out of my team, it's him or Neale. I'd rather have Broad over Hartley and I personally don't rate Greene. Selwood playing this weekend, he is a gun and could be worth the risk. Good luck.

dane · 18/03/2016 at 16:28

DEF: R Laird, K.K, Rich, Johannisen, Broad, Hartley (K.Collins, Ruggles)

MIDS: Fyfe, Danger, Pendlebury, Ablett, Shiel, Libba, Mills, R.Davis (Gore, Phillips, Macpherson)

RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cox)

FWDS: Martin, Barlow, A.Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (Grimley, A Mcdonald Tippa)

65k left in the bank

Liam · 18/03/2016 at 16:30

Great stuff Jock.

Would love to get the community's thoughts on my team.
DEF: Laird, Bartel, Rich, JJ, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Adams)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Shiel, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Hewett, Petracca, Davis)
RUC: Goldy, Nic Nat (Wyatt)
FWD: Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge (Tippa, Grimley)

Not sure what to do in defence, could downgrade a couple of players to go an extra premo in the mids. Rookies will change.

Cheers Liam

    DankMemes · 18/03/2016 at 18:12

    Pretty solid backline

Joeydd23 · 18/03/2016 at 16:31

Back: Shaw Houli Lonergan Howe Dea Broad (Tippa Ruggles)
Mid:Ablett Fyfe Rockcliff Shiel Wines Libertore Mills Oliver (Macafffer Gresham Davis)
Ruck:Martin Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin Barlow Hall Wells Menadue Kerridge (Kennedy Brown)
Bank: $21.4k

Jmac1978 · 18/03/2016 at 16:32

DEF – Laird Mcgovern Johannison Sheridan Weitering Dea (Adams Hartly)

MID – Fyfe Danger Shiel Parker M.Crouch Libba Wells Oliver (gore davis macpherson)

RUC – Goldy Gawny (Chol)

FWD – Barlow S.Gray Watts DeGoey D.Menzel Kerridge (Kennedy Mcdonald)

Let me know your thoughts guys!!! Cheers

Jordan · 18/03/2016 at 16:37

just wondering how to do the supercoach draft I have tried it but doesn't allow me to choose players after the live draft time has started.

YOO · 18/03/2016 at 16:45

Hey guys, looking pretty rock solid now, pretty happy with my team and wont be subject to much change!
I AM wanting opiions though as this community is awesome

DEF: Houli, Laird, Docherty, Dea, Brown, Hartley (Ruggles, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Gray, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

RUCK: Goldy, NicNat

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Gray, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (AMP, Adams)

Feel like houli and laird will be top defenders this year and are locks for consistency.
Docherty is young and will only improve, the side he is in wont damage his scores (see last year)
Dea can become weitering, but feel as if dea has a better sc role.
Midfield i feel is solid and will pump out good scores from early doors.
Rucks i dont need to talk that much about, dogdog is going to explode this year and will challenge goldy as the premier ruckman
Forward line i see only gray as a risk here, but i feel he will put up some good scores in a much better port outfit and will play a zorko type half forward/mid role once ports mids are all back, in the meantime he will get plenty of mid time!

Hall i see as a big trap, he WILL post big scores early in the year, but there is no way rocket will sacrifice omeara or swallow for an aaron hall, he will make way into another role once they return, and in turn severely decrease his output, wasting a trade or not getting the points you thought you would out of him.

Sheridans, Mckenzies, JJ's and the likes i feel are more traps as the emphasis on NAB is to play game plans, not lockdown roles. Coaches also want to see how the opposition is playing so they CAN lock those loose players down come real games.

Cheers guys best of luck

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 16:57

    Nice team mate and good theories

    Engo · 18/03/2016 at 17:03

    Could go R Gray to Parker for some extra dosh & then Docherty to KK, Birchall(maybe), Bartel?
    Looks very solid tho mate well done

      YOO · 18/03/2016 at 23:14

      got 34k left so docherty could become anyone from a kade simpson down to the birchalls

    Your mum · 18/03/2016 at 18:08

    Houli and laird top defenders ? Your forgetting shaw .

      YOO · 18/03/2016 at 23:14

      In the top defenders mate, Shaw will be #1 again garunteed

Chuck · 18/03/2016 at 16:48

SC team Version 4 trillion (approx.)

DEF – Heater, Laird, Hurn, Dea, Hartley, M. Adams (Brown, Broad)
MID – Fyfe4Lyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gaff, Rocky, Libba, Wells, Mills (Menadue, Petracca, Davis)
RUC – Martin, Gawn (loophole)
FWD – Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Steele, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, AMT)

I'm battling whether to drop Heater to KK and use the $$ to turn Steele into a I-really-have-no-idea-at-this-point.

Thanks Community, your thoughts are much apprieciated.

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 16:53

    Im a fan of steele with trealor gone he was always going to get his spot not hopper. also like the gaff pick is a nice POD

    Bill · 18/03/2016 at 17:27

    I rate Steele big time. Averaged 77.8 last tear in non-sub games and is guaranteed mid time this year. Want him a lot but currently jave b.crouch instead.

      Mighty_Hondo · 18/03/2016 at 17:46

      Have you got Libba as well Bill? I've read on here about not having too many mid pricers. I have Couch and not Libba…but could go 1 less high End Mid and take more risk. Taking Libba would
      Be like an insurance policy i guess.

    Big balls · 18/03/2016 at 18:10

    Completely around this team . Exact same structure as mine + both got robbo .

Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 16:51

Give me some feedback 68K left

BACKS – KK Docherty Lonergan Weitering Dea Brown (ess) Bench- Collins Hartley
MID – Dangerfield Ablett Shiel Rockliff Parker Liberatore Mills Parish
Bench – Gresham Petracca Davis
RUCKS – Mumford Gawn
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Barlow Tippet/Hall Greene Wells Kennedy
Bench – Menadue Tippy

I like have ruck cover but don't want to miss out on hall

    Murqqq · 18/03/2016 at 18:57

    I'd definitely want good cover if your going with mumford

      Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 19:03

      yea thats the issue hoping he can string a few decent games together at the start and turn him into goldy when he gets injured. will probably end up going with tippett just getting caught up in the hall hype

derek · 18/03/2016 at 16:56

shaw, bartel, rich, savage, Dea, Hartley, …..AMT, ruggles
fyfe, danger, ablett, pridddis, steven, libba, mills gore,….. petracca, hewett, davis,
Mummy, Kreuzer….. Cox
Westhoff, barlow, Hall, wells Menadue, kerridge…. grimly, adams

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:06

    good few POD picks could put you in a really strong position

      Mighty_Hondo · 18/03/2016 at 17:36

      Agree with that.

SamC · 18/03/2016 at 16:57

DEF: Houli, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (M. Brown, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, R. Gray, Rockliff, Libba, Wells, C. Mills (Gore, Petracca, R. Davis)
RUC: Martin, Gawn (Chol)
FWD: Wingard, Barlow, A. Hall, C. Ellis, Menadue, Kerridge (Grimley, McDonald-Tipu)

thoughts please?

Blueth · 18/03/2016 at 16:59

Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Hurn, Weitering, M.Brown (Hartley, AMT)
Danger, Hanners, Rockliff, Viney, Libba, B. AH CHEE, B. Crouch, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Phillips)
Goldfingers, Gawn (Cox)
Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (Grimely, Adams)

Sam · 18/03/2016 at 17:01

Hey Community, hope all is well.

Def: Shaw, Bartel, Birchall, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Adams)

Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Liberatore, Mills, Kerridge (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)

Ruc: Gawn, Z Smith (Chol)

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, S Gray, Wells, Simpkin, Menadue (AMT, McCarthy)

Plenty of what ifs!
Bartel, Laird or Houli at D2?
Should I upgrade Smith? Abit concerned on his scoring potential…
S Gray, Greene or Hall?

Let me know what you think Community!

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:05

    go laird he is going to be a keeper and will play more games than bartel. Smith will increase in price and you will be able to upgrade him to hopefully goldy. either of those picks have risk i currently have greene and hall as i haven't seen much of sam gray and I'm a fan of greene and don't won't to miss out on the hall boat if it sails

    Russ · 18/03/2016 at 17:33

    Giday Sam, I like Hall over Gray, he's cheaper and flying at the moment, Smith is risky but could average 90 to 100, safer option would be to upgrade him to someone you know is reliable with the extra money.

    Big balls · 18/03/2016 at 18:12

    I know everyone will be saying hall but personally I'd go with s.gray .

Russ · 18/03/2016 at 17:02

Cheers guys thanks in advance for any feedback….

Rance, Laird, Johannisen, Weitering, Brown, Adams —-Hartley, Ruggles

Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Cripps, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills —–Gresham, Petracca, Davis

Naitanui, Gawn —— Cox

Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Milera, Kerridge, ———Grimley, Tipungwuti

$28000 left over

Marcus · 18/03/2016 at 17:05

Thoughts on my team
Def: shaw, laird, johanisson, weitering, dea, brown.(hartley, collins)
Mid: dangerfield, ablett, ward, rockliff, wines, libba, mills, kennedy (petracca, gresham, davis)
Ruck: goldy and nat nui
Fwd: wingard, barlow, hall, wells, milera, kerridge (menadue, mcdonald-tipu

    Sc lol · 18/03/2016 at 19:08

    Marcus Enright?

      marcus · 18/03/2016 at 22:13


Dylan · 18/03/2016 at 17:15

DEF: Laird, Docherty, Bartel, Harwood, Dea, Collins (Hartley, McDonald Tipungwuti)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (Chol)
FOR: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, Adams)

Any advice for this team? Still contemplating whether to go Wines or Cripps and if I change Harwood or not

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 20:00

    A solid team Dylan. All the lines look good, although, it seems that Dochertys' average will probably be similar to last year if the NAB challenge is anything to go by. I doubt Harwood will be able to score well but he may make a little bit of cash.

    Boltons Blues · 19/03/2016 at 11:29

    im going Cripps, absolute jet and will only get better

ringgary · 18/03/2016 at 17:23

DEF: Shaw Bartel Rich Weitering Brown (ESS) Hartley
(Broad, Adams)

MID: Fyfe Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Parker Libretore Mills Menadue
(Gresham, Gore, Davis)

RUCK: Goldstein, Naitunui

FWD: Martin S.Gray Hall Wells B.Kennedy Kerridge
(Petracca, AMT)

Mighty_Hondo · 18/03/2016 at 17:24

Ok here it goes fellas…I don't go that well at SC but love it just the same. Just general banter with mates. Like everyone else, my team has been constantly changing. Pretty sure this won't be the last manifestation.

Shaw Rance Laird
Weits Dea Hartley

Fyfe Danger Ablett
Priddis Rockliff Crouch.B
Menadue Gresham

Goldmember Nic Nat

Barlow Greene Hall
Wells Kennedy Kerridge

Rookies are the usual suspects and we'll see who plays Rnd 1. Probably won't go Grimley but might yet ad Sinclair so that will change things around.

Also I liked the idea of what someone said about about doing rooky loopholes as well as Captian loopholes…not heard of that before but brilliant! So will probably start with Petracca but not mMatheison. As someone said above, if he's out for 4-6, he'll be a nice downgrade target some time before the byes.

Reasoning…I wanted to have the 12-13 locks minimum….I also wanted to go with guys who can go big.

Crouch instead of libba is a pod.

I've also been considering Gibson in defence. With the departure of Suckling and others, I thought his scoring potential might improve.

I don't know if his good NAB scores are indicative of where he might go this year, but he may end up in my first round team yet.
Then other pod I was considering was Ceglar on the basis He is likely to go up and Goldy decline…but I thought I would have to waste 2 trades of carry extra $$ in the bank for the upgrade. So didn't go with him.
Have about $20k left.

Be harsh if you want…great work on starting this thread Jock!

    Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 20:40

    Solid all round if you ask me, bit light in the forward line, just gotta hope those picks in Greene and Hall become keepers or there will be a lot of trades burnt in the forward line, nice team though

    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:41

    A good side, and a good strategy, mate! Well on your way.

    But yes, SC is 90% about the banter with mates IMO haha

Bill · 18/03/2016 at 17:25

Alright community have a gander:
Houli, Laird, Bartel, Smith, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Ruggles)
Fyfe, Danger, God, Rocky, Parker, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Jansen, Davis)
Goldy, Nic Nat (Grimley)
Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (Petracca, AMT)

Dick Reynolds · 18/03/2016 at 17:37

Whats the point when everyone has practically the same bloody team.

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:47

    everyone could start off with the same team its the trades during the season

      Derek · 18/03/2016 at 17:51

      Not everyone has lobbe

        Dick Reynolds · 18/03/2016 at 17:55

        did you know that i dont really care mate?

          Crowmagnon · 18/03/2016 at 18:14

          I haven't seen a team the same as mine.

          Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 18:47

          can see why you're DICK reynolds #flog

    Jamie · 22/03/2016 at 13:35

    Everyone may have the same time at the start, but its all about the team at the end of the season (thats what seperates the good from the bad). You don't have to play this game or play the draft format if you're going to whinge mate.

The_Black_Mamba · 18/03/2016 at 17:42

Black Mamba here. Below is my latest team and id love wisdom from the community on this one. Ill explain my selections below

Def: Shaw, Simpson,Bartel,Rich,Brown,Hartley/// Collins, Ruggles

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles or Ablett (Havent made up my mind), Rockliff, Cripps, Mills, Oliver, Parish/// Menadue, Gore, Mathieson

Ruck: Goldmember, Gawn/// Grimley

Forward: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Mccarthy, Kerridge/// Petracca, Tippa

Ok here it goes. Shaw will finish number 1 defender and I certainly dont mind paying an overs of about 50k if it means ill be getting the best scores, Same goes for goldy. Simpson is the most consistent defender there is. LOCK. People are saying bartel will be rested…. His past 10 seasons have all been averages of 90 and 100+. All players miss 1-2 games. Bartel will miss at most 3 or 4. You cant not pick him just because hell miss a few games. Rich is a bit risky, but he cant go worse then hes done previous years. Without beams and zorko in for the first couple rounds I reckon hell get off to a blinder. Pendles or Ablett, been driving me nuts all year.Cripps is a bloody gun and I truly believe he will average 110+. I dont want to regret not picking him. Then I own the 3 best midfield rookies there are with Mills, Oliver and Parish who will all hopefully get to around 380k. Only have 900 left so virtually no money. Thoughts community!

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:46

    good team i would personally go ablett over pendelbury. the only other thing i would do is downgrade rich to dea or weltering and upgrade parish or oliver to crouch or libba

      The_Black_Mamba · 18/03/2016 at 17:54

      Perhaps Gord. But I reckon Rich and Parish will outscore Libba and Weitering

        Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:57

        yea it will be pretty even i just reckon the js of weltering is better than oliver and parish

Fevolution · 18/03/2016 at 17:43

DEF – Houli, Laird, Rampe, Dea, Brown, Hartley ( broad, ruggles)
MID – Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Sheil, Rockliff, Cripps, Liberatore, Mills (Menadue, Petracca, Davis)
RUCK – Goldstien, Natinui (loersch)
FWD – Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kerridge, McCarthy (Hunt, Tipungwuti)

Gone without any premiums in the forward line as I reckon there's heaps on value down there. Not to many mid rookies so Iv gone with 6 promos as this will also help with early points,(hopefully Cripps and Sheil will be keepers, also considering wines but would love a Carlton boy running around in my side) any feedback much appreciated.

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:55

    Solid team Fev. Not sure whether Cripps will go elite premo this year, maybe in a couple years. Not sure whether De Goey will up his average by a lot but you never know.

      Fevolution · 18/03/2016 at 20:11

      My two concerns also Danners, any ideas on what I could do with these two?

RJH · 18/03/2016 at 17:47

DEF: Boyd, Laird, KK, JJ, Dea, Hartley // M.Adams, Ruggles
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, R. Davis // Gore, Keays, Petracca
RUCK: Naitanui, Gawn // Cox
FWD: Barlow, S. Gray, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge // Grimley, McDonald-Tipungwuti
Was considering JJ down to a Sheridan type, and then Libba up to Hall but couldn't bring myself to do it, also stuck with what to do about the M8 position
Any help is appreciated, thanks community

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 17:52

    could go jj down to wietering to get some cash to upgrade your mid 8

      RJH · 18/03/2016 at 18:00

      Not really keen to go that shallow in defence

The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 17:55

Def: Heater, Laird, JJ, Dea, Hartley, Adams (Broad, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, God, Priddis, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Menadue, Dunkley, Davis)
Rucks: Goldy, Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Tippa)

Rookies subject to change when teams are announced. Feedback is much appreciated community, Cheers.

    Jeff Reynolds · 18/03/2016 at 18:01

    poor effort bro

      The Mountain · 18/03/2016 at 18:25

      what wrong with it in your opinion?

    @emhoy · 18/03/2016 at 18:14

    Really like this team nice and balanced good stuff

    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:31

    Like it. That Goldy and Martin combo is looking formidable.

    Shake n bake · 18/03/2016 at 22:59

    I know it might not worry you but the only reason I didn't do Goldy Martin is they both have bye rds together. I know I'm looking that far ahead but something always happens that you don't plan for come then. I would just rather know 1 of my ruckman would be playin

notverygoodatsc · 18/03/2016 at 18:16

R Laird E Yeo J Johannisen T Sheridan M Dea M Brown
J Weitering M Hartley

P Dangerfield R Gray C Ward T Rockliff O Wines T Liberatore B Crouch C Mills
C Menadue D Gore R Davis

N Naitanui M Gawn
S Grimley

M Barlow T Greene A Hall D Wells B Kennedy S Kerridge
M Cox A McDonald-Tipungwuit

88K Left

Must have changed this team 800 times. I haven’t gone for fyfe or ablett as I think they drop a bit in price in the first few rounds. Nic Nat, Barlow, Danger pick themselves on current form.

Think I have too many medium pricers unsure about Shreidan , Johannisen, Yeo and Crouch

Am I trying to play safe buy going too many mid pricers and not enough guns/rookies?

Any help appreciated as I’m generally rubbish at SC

    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:27

    Yeah possibly too many mid=pricers in your backline.

    Downgrading Sheridan to Broad/M. Adams and chucking Weits in at D4 gives you extra cash. From there you can upgrade Yeo to…Shaw? I'm terrible at maths. But that could mean instead of relying on 3 unknown quantities, you'd have JJ as your only mid-pricer, and I think he'll have a good year – for what it's worth – haha.

      notverygoodatsc · 19/03/2016 at 00:54

      thanks mate will consider ill be changing a few anyways

Tommo09 · 18/03/2016 at 18:16

Def: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Byrne-Jones, (Brown, Adams)
Mids: Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Rockliff, M.Crouch, Liberatore, Mills, Gresham (Mathieson, Gore, Clarke)
Ruck: Goldstein, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, McDonald-Tipungwuti)
Any ideas welcome!!!
Remaining: 53.4k

    Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 20:50

    Solid, standard team. Not too many risks to put you ahead or behind

    Tommo09 · 19/03/2016 at 07:27

    Def: Wanted to mix 3 strong players with 3 rookies. Bartel is a bit of a risk with his age but h could go big this year I think. Weitering was a tough choice as he is expensive but he could still earn some cash. Dea and Byrne-jones are going to get me lots of cash.
    Mids: I went big with 4 great mids but then I chose Libba and Crouch. I chose this crouch just based on that he is less injury prone. Mills, Gresham, Mathieson, gore and Clarke are rookies that I think will go big this year
    Ruck: Set and Forget. Also Grimley will earn a bit of cash.
    Fwd: Martin and Barlow will go big this year hall will get m some money too. Wells, Kennedy and Kerridge will score big points this year.
    Thanks for the help!!!

Ryan · 18/03/2016 at 18:16


Thoughts? Unsure of bartel, and whether to take GAJ or pendlebury. Plus no liberatore, but I like the look of my team better without him

Derek · 18/03/2016 at 18:18

Not seeing McKenzie $243k in many teams, better option than Weitering?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 18/03/2016 at 18:43


    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:51

    Probably average a similar amount

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 17:12

    Considered him, what do you think is his average?

Murqqq · 18/03/2016 at 18:19

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Cutler, Dea, Brown
(Hartley, Ruggles)
Mids: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Priddis, Parker
Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Davis)
Rucks: Martin, Gawn (Loersch)
Forwards: Barlow, Buddy, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge
(Adams, AMT)

What do you guys think?

    Derek · 18/03/2016 at 18:30

    One of the best teams I've seen

    Buddy and Cutler are sensational picks,

      Murqqq · 19/03/2016 at 12:56

      Thanks mate
      Yeah cutler I feel is my only really risky pick, basically going off his 2 nab games which were very good.
      And I refuse to field 3 rookies down back

    Sc2016 · 18/03/2016 at 20:52

    Hmmmm I'm not sold on Buddy he hasn't score consistently for the last few years, could pay off though. Otherwise pretty strong

Sonnyrich23 · 18/03/2016 at 18:26

Hi guys and girls, my team is below:

DEF: Shaw, Boyd, Bartel, Hartley, Broad, Adams EMG: McDonald-Tipungwuti, Ruggles
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Gresham EMG: Petracca, Dunkley, Davis
RUC: Goldstein, Martin EMG: Grimley
FWD: Deledio, Barlow, Hall, Milera, Menadue, Kerridge EMG: Kommer, Brown

To me Boyd picks himself, even if he will potentially miss games. Say he averages 100 across 18 games and in the 4 games he misses he is replaced by a rookie averaging 60, this is still an average of around 93 which is higher than most other defenders are likely to average. And personally I think an average of 100 is underselling it for Boyd. I've picked Selwood because personally I think he is a much safer bet than trying to pick the breakout player of the Shiel's and the Wines' of the world who are in a similar price bracket. I've picked Deledio because I think he will be the clear number 1 forward and I've spent far too much time in previous seasons chasing my tail trying to get the clear best players in each line. Same goes for Shaw, Goldstein, Fyfe and Dangerfield.

Otherwise the rest is pretty standard. The main issue I'm grappling with is whether to downgrade somebody (probably Selwood) so that I can pick some of the potentially more reliable rookies such as Weitering, Dea, Oliver etc. Probably depends on who is named Round 1, but I'm leaning towards maintaining my current structure as I hate paying overs for rookies when you can make more money out of the cheaper ones.

Let me know your thoughts!

    Murqqq · 18/03/2016 at 18:50

    Fielding Hartley, broad and Adams is worrying.. Rest is good though

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 18:52

    not sure if i would start both boyd and bartel due to the resting factor

Nuffman · 18/03/2016 at 18:29

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Collins, Brown {Ess})
MID: Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Parker, M.Crouch, Libba, Mills, Oliver (Parish, R.Davis, MacPherson)
RUCK: Martin, Gawn (M.Cox)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kerridge (Grimley, Tipungwuti)

$32,900 Leftover. 2nd year in SC. Thoughts, comments, queries welcomed


    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:50

    A good team for someone who has only played a year of Supercoach. Might be wise to downgrade two of Mills/Parish/Oliver to rookies around $120,000 and upgrade M.Crouch. Davis and MacPherson are fighting for one spot on the Gold Coast rookie list so one will have to go

The Ranger · 18/03/2016 at 18:30

DEF – Laird, Simpson, Bartel, Yeo, Dea, Broad (Brown, Adams)
MID – Fyfe, Danger, Son of God, Priddis, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills, Menadue (Hewitt, Mathieson, Davis)
RUK – Nic Nat, Gawn (King)
FWD – Chopsticks, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, McCarthy (McDT, Petracca)

I'm hoping to get 14 keepers out of this line up, D1 – 4, M1 – 5, R1 + 2 and F1 – 3.
Its a little bit cookie cutter but it seems to me that teams on the JR Community often do at this stage of the season.
It's when and how you trade that counts so having a team similar to others is fine by me.

I had a weaker backline for a long time but just couldn't handle Dea at D4 so sadly Rocky got the flick and became B.Crouch so that I could bring Laird in.
I'm sticking with Yeo despite a pretty poor NAB. Why? Because it's NAB.
Simpson and Bartel may be long of tooth but they get the job done and will be top 10 def by years end methinks.

The mids kinda speak for themselves, Except for Menadue, not certain on him yet but I like the DPP.

I'd love to have Goldie in the rucks and I had him there for quite a while but my plums are not of a girth that enables me to have Lobbe next to him and I couldn't find the cash for Goldie and another premo so he had to go.
Nic Nat and Gawn will do well enough and both have the potential to go large.

I really like my forward line, the first five have been there from way back when I made v1 of this years team and I've had my eye on Little Lincoln for a while now. The kid can play and they rate him very highly at the Cattery.

Rooks are still being toyed with but Brown and Broad are pretty much locked as are Davis (if he gets the nod) and McDT 'cos you can't go past a $102 rook that's actually playing. Petracca will prob stay despite being injured as it saves me having to spend a trade getting him in later.

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 18:45

    good team. agree with you completely with the trades thing

      The Ranger · 19/03/2016 at 16:17

      cheers Gord

    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:17

    Great stuff mate, wanted badly to squeeze the Dahl into my team but didn't have the funds. Only advice is to get get Mathieson out of there, he's out for 6 weeks with a busted cheekbone!

      The Ranger · 19/03/2016 at 16:17

      Yeah he's just sitting there until the first round teams are named mate.

Sam · 18/03/2016 at 18:43

Made some changes. Tear it apart community!
DEF: H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown, M.Adams (C.Adamson, T.Ruggles)

MID: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, N.Graham, T.Liberatore, C.Mills (C.Petracca, J.Dunkley, R.Davis)

RUCK: T.Golstein, Z.Smith (S.Grimley)

FOR: M.Barlow, K.Tippett, A.Hall, B.Kennedy, S.Kerridge (C.Menadue, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

I've got $117,800 left over, only just below what i need to trade Smith to Gawn (Which is what almost everyone has said before i should do)

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 18:54

    Smith will increase don't think he will be a keeper but good stepping stone. You could go for a nicnat gawn combo if you are worried about smith. Not sure if graham down to crouch would free up enough to get smith to gawn either

      Sam · 18/03/2016 at 19:28

      Even if Graham to Crouch is enough i probaly won't do it. I have a gut feeling that Graham is going to have a good year, whilst im not to sure that Either crouch has got 100% security, wheras Graham is a safe choice in that way

TheHeMan · 18/03/2016 at 18:45

Here we go guys…Like to hear your thoughts…Bit of a POD team…

Defense: Houli, Laird, Docherty, Sheppard, Sheridan, M Brown (Ess), K Collins (Hartley, Ruggles)

Midfield: dangerfield, Ablett, Hanneberry, Priddis, Wines, M Crouch, Mills, Kerridge (Keays, Clarke, Davis)

Ruck: Gawn, Maric (Wyatt)

Forwards: Barlow, S Gray, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue (Petracca, Adams)

Cheers guys! 🙂

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 17:16

    Like the Sheppard selection, definite POD. If WC's defence stays fit their running players like Yeo Hurn and Sheppard should score well.

wilsononwilson · 18/03/2016 at 18:52





Have toyed with greene and billings, swapping for kk or more midfield strength.


Connor · 18/03/2016 at 18:55

Hey guys, would really love some feedback on a team im very much considering heading into round 1 with. Thanks in advance 🙂

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Broad, Hartley)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, M.Crouch, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Hewett, Petracca, Davis)

RUCK: Stef Martin, Nic Nat

FWD: Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Milera (Menadue, AMT)

    Connor · 18/03/2016 at 18:57

    Sorry forgot to put Grimley as my RUCK bench lol

Liam · 18/03/2016 at 19:00

DEF: Laird, Birchall, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Collins, Brown)

MID: Dangerfield, GAJ, JPK, Rockliff, Ellis, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Clarke, Petracca, Keays)

RUC: Goldy, Stef martin (wyatt)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Kerridge, Bkennedy (Mccarthy, Grimley)

Thanks in advance

Dasha · 18/03/2016 at 19:08

WEITERING, DEA, BROWN (Hartley, Collins)

LIBBA, MILLS, KERRIDGE (Gore, Keays, Davis)


    Dasha · 18/03/2016 at 19:16

    rcuks are nic nat at stef martin!!

      hedski · 18/03/2016 at 19:20

      Love big stef. Bloody gun.

    hedski · 18/03/2016 at 19:17

    Nice. I tossed up duncan and wines and also greene and gray. Who are your rucks?

      Dasha · 18/03/2016 at 23:47

      Gone with Nic Nat and Martin, trying to figure out away to get both the grays in my team frankly

jel · 18/03/2016 at 19:08

Def: Laird, Bartel, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Hartley, (Broad, McDonald-Tippa)

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Rockliff, Parker, Liberatore, Mills, Kerridge (Gore, Hewett, Davis)

Ruck: Naitanui, M.Gawn (Grimley)

Fwd: Barlow, S Gray, Hall, Sinclair, Wells, Menadue, (B Kennedy, M.Brown)

Taking the risk that GAJ has a slight injury and might drop in price in the early rounds.
Using Sinclair as RUC backup, and eventually he will drift to F6 as other trades occur.
Grimley is there to swap in Sinclair, and generate some cash, with a trade for Cox at some point.

Happy to hear any thoughts

Dasha · 18/03/2016 at 19:11

one of the best teams on this imo, r u expecting bulk midfield minutes for wingard to score well? or goalkicking and goal assists?

    hedski · 18/03/2016 at 19:14

    Sry dasha thats winky barlow 😉

      Noigerbour · 20/03/2016 at 08:39


David · 18/03/2016 at 19:11

One last question to complete my side…….Hannebery or Rockliff????

    Dasha · 18/03/2016 at 19:15

    rocky imo

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:46


    Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 20:03


    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:05

    I'd go with Hanners. Was a force last year, will only get better this year – but you can't really go wrong with either!

    matt · 18/03/2016 at 20:59

    rockcliff is untaggable whereas hannebery isn't

Steve · 18/03/2016 at 19:16

With 89k in the bank, is it worth upgrading Weitering (as a D4) to either T.McKenzie (306k) or N.Wilson (277k), or even E.Mackenzie (243k) who avged 75 the yr before his major injury?

thanks in advance

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:47

    Stick with Weitering

      Steve · 18/03/2016 at 20:04

      cheers danners 🙂

        Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 22:15

        Yes stick with Weits. The extra cash will be very handy for upgrade options.

      Blues_16 · 19/03/2016 at 13:57

      Agree, not enough of an upgrade. Weitering it is

    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:32

    TBH i would trade him for McKenzie

    Hudson · 19/03/2016 at 14:32

    E.Mac i reckon

    marcus · 19/03/2016 at 14:42

    The eagles have a nice draw go Eric

Trent · 18/03/2016 at 19:20

DEF – Laird, Johanson, Lonergan, Seedsman, Wietering, Dea. Bench Mcdonald-Tipingwuta, Hartley
MID – Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, Steele, b Crouch, Mills. Bench Parish, Petracca, Davis
RUCK – Gawn, Smith. Bench Currie
FWD – Barlow, S Gray, Hall, Degoey, Wells, Kerrige. Bench Kennedy, Menadue

    Trent · 18/03/2016 at 19:21

    $77000 left

    Kev · 18/03/2016 at 21:08

    Parish too $$ to be sitting on the pine imo. Drop him for a cheaper rookie and use the cash to upgrade Smith

Beaglie · 18/03/2016 at 19:23

Need a M7 guys…….Cripps or Libba?

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 19:46


    budicins · 18/03/2016 at 19:59


    Blues_16 · 19/03/2016 at 13:58

    Big $ difference there. Crippa for mine

    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:31

    Cripps by a country mile

Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 19:27

A full cow team so strategy is a vey ordinary start and absolutely flying at the end. Trades will be key. $5M in the bank. Which one's won't play enough games to build the cash?

B – Weitering, J.Nelson, Dea, Hartley, Broad, M.Adams (M.Brown Ess, K.Collins)
M – Lyons, Mills, Oliver, Weller, Crowley, Menadue, Gresham, Kerridge (Gore, Keays, Davis)
R – Gorringe, Currie (Grimley)
F – Wells, Anderson, Gault, B.Kennedy, Milera, AMT (Kommer, McCarthy)

    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 19:42

    you need some guns you won't have enough trades get rid of lyons crowley and your rucks and trade them to premos so you have a captain

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 18/03/2016 at 19:47

      I don't know whether to laugh or cry

        Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 20:02

        That's what they said to Henry Ford. OK so Gorringe to Goldy and Crowley to Fyfe.

          Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 20:13

          i would go currie to a gawn naicnat smith or someone to don't reckon currie will play, and lyons nelson up to. you will still have plenty of cash left

            Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 21:55

            Thanks Gord. Team like this will obviously depend on rd 1 selections.
            I expect Collins won't play given Adams got the nod for NAB3.
            Don't know much about Nelson but he played all 3 NABs with 60 avg and predicted to incr by $144k.
            Lyons had a bunch of vests last year and played all 3 NABs with 79/77/98. Predicted to get lots of games.
            Keays good chance of playing now that Mathieson is out.
            Forget Gorringe but Currie looks a great bench option that could incr in $ lots if he gets a game from rd 1.
            I reckon the others should all play.
            Can't see any others under $250k who might be good cash cows.
            Interested in seeing how a majority cash cow team might work with added premiums where no cows available.
            And sleep with a smile having millions in the bank.

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 17:24

    This is the most unique team I've seen. Won't bag it as I THINK I understand your strategy…somehow generate enough cash with your large bank to buy your Premo keepers probably from mid year. Huge risk strategy. The best of luck.

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 19/03/2016 at 20:49

      you will need 50 trades

azza · 18/03/2016 at 19:31

any thoughts will be appreciated!
def: shaw,laird,Johanissen,sheridan,hartley, adams (M.brown,ruggles)

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Ward, Rockliff, libba,mills,greesham (Mathieson – yes i know he is injured, davis,hewett)

Ruck – Martin, Gawn (korchek)

Fwd – barlow,s.gray,a.hall,wells,b.kennedy,kerridge (grimely,ATP)

have 110k in the bank

budicins · 18/03/2016 at 19:45

Hello community!

First time, long time – here goes nothing!

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Simpson, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Hartley, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Priddis, Parker, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Tippa, Wyatt)

Same rookie caveat applies as per usual; if they're not picked rd1 they'll be moved on.

I've tried to go as close to a straight up Guns N Rookies strategy as possible, with the exceptions of Libba and Wells. I know those could be risky, but the pay-off will be decent, as I'm sure you all know.

Went Houli over Laird simply because Houli has averaged 88.3 since joining the Tigs, with 2015 being the best of his career (ave. 94.8). Laird broke out last year, but I'd prefer to wait and see if he can keep it up before getting him in – I was burnt by Brodie Smith last year coming off an excellent 2014.

Let us know what you think.


    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 20:05

    solid team mate libba and wells aren't much of a risk as everyone has them like. like your research on houli

      budicins · 18/03/2016 at 20:09

      Very good point, cheers mate!

Matty · 18/03/2016 at 19:45

Shaw McGovern JJ Weitering Dea Hartley ( collins, ruggles)

Fyfe Danger Priddis Ward Bont viney Libba Mills (Menadue, Hibberd, McPherson)

Gawn Smith (Wyatt)

Barlow Robinson Hall Wells Kennedy Kerridge (Adams, McDonald)

Feedback welcome and wanted beloved community

eDdIeG98 · 18/03/2016 at 19:49

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Ruggles)
MIDS: Fyfe, Pendlebury, Ablett, Parker, Wines, Liberatore, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Menadue, Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (Grimely)
FOR: Martin, Barlow, Billings, Wells, Kerridge, Brown (McCarthy, ATM)

@grayson_lowee · 18/03/2016 at 19:51

(Copy and pasted from another thread) Hey fellas, starting up a new 18-man league and would really appreciate any active and serious supercoach players to join and take part in league chat, best of luck to all who join, Code: 732653

Jordan · 18/03/2016 at 19:52

which option
1.De Goey(Fwd) , Brad crouch
2. Martin(Fwd), Menadue/Gresham and if so who
3.Menadue(Fwd), Wines

    Jobesbrownlow · 18/03/2016 at 21:28

    Martin and Gresham

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 22:10

    Menadue and Wines

sambochristie · 18/03/2016 at 19:59

G'day community, after thousands of hours of research and countless head over heart decisions, this is likely to be my round one team. Seeking opinions and feedback:

D: Laird, Bartel, Hurn, Sheridan, Hartley, AMT (Brown, McCarthy)

M: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

R: Goldstein, Martin (Wyatt)

F: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Grimley, Adams)

Cash left: 2.3k

Simo · 18/03/2016 at 20:12

Gazillionth iteration

DEF: Houli, B Smith, J Johannisen, Suckling, M Adams, Dea, Hartley, Broad.
MID: Fyfe, GAJ, Hannebery, Rocky, P Cripps, Libba, Mills, Menadue, Petracca, Gresham, R Davis.
RUCK: Goldy, Gawn, Loersch
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, B Kennedy, Wells, Kerridge, M Brown, McDonald Tipungwuti.

Rookies are up in the air, will Davis be promoted to main list, I'm happy to sit on Petracca for a few weeks until he's named if required. I've picked M Brown and I'm scared.

Chonks · 18/03/2016 at 20:13

Any feedback and criticism is welcomed !

H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Bartel, M.Dea, M.Hartley, N.Broad (M.Adams, T.Ruggles)

N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, B.Crouch, C.Mills, B.Kennedy (C.Menadue, J.Gresham, R.Davis)

T.Goldstein, S.Martin (M.King)

D.Martin, M.Barlow, T.Greene, D.Wells, L.McCarthy, S.Kerridge (M.Brown, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

$149,600 remaining salary.

Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 20:15

how do people think dustin martin is going to start with his dads news

    Kev · 18/03/2016 at 20:59

    He's an emotional player, Dusty. I reckon he'll be okay though, completed a full possession and will be keen to get out there

      Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 21:10

      yea I'm just thinking weather to make him an upgrade target or just start with him

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 22:05

    If his opponents have any psych skills I reckon he might miss 2,3,4 through suspension

IvansMullet · 18/03/2016 at 20:40

R. Laird, K. Kolodjashnij, E. Yeo
J. Weitering, M. Dea, M. Brown
(M. Hartley, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)

N. Fyfe, G. Ablett
T. Rockliff, L. Parker, O. Wines
T. Liberatore, C. Mills, S. Kerridge
(J. Gresham, C. Petracca, R. Davis)

M. Gawn, Z. Smith
(S. Grimley)

D. Martin, M. Barlow, M. Robinson
A. Hall, D. Wells, C. Menadue
(B. Kennedy, L. McCarthy)
$13,400 left

lolattack · 18/03/2016 at 20:45

D: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Sheridan, Dea, Hartley (Collins, McDonald-Tipungwuti)
M: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Parker, Liberatore, B. Crouch, Mills, Gresham (Petracca, Keays, Dunkley)
R: Martin, Smith
F: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kerridge (Kommer, Grimley)

Any suggestions are welcome!

Vinchenzo · 18/03/2016 at 20:54

D: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Lonergan, Dea, Broad (Brown, Hartley)
M: Danger, Gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Keays, Marcon, Davis)
R: Martin, Gawn (Cox)
F: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (AMT, Keough)

$75k in the war chest

No Fyfe, Ablett, Pendles, Goldy or Chopsticks. Rookies are obviously subject to round 1 selection.

Wanted to go a young midfield who could increase their production such as Jack Steven, Ollie Wines or Andrew Gaff so may sneak them in for Shiel as his durability concerns me.

@noahcavanagh · 18/03/2016 at 20:57

Def- Houli, Laird, Johansien, Sherdian, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Brown)
Mid- Fyfe, Danger, Gaz, Rockliff, Liberatore, Crouch, Mills, Kerridge (Menadue, Gresham, Mathieson)
Ruck- Martin, Gawn(Wyatt)
Fwd- Barlow, Gray, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Milera (McCarthy, Tippa)
Bank: $3,800
need to change mathieson just dont know who to yet

vex · 18/03/2016 at 20:59





What do we think?? about 10k left

REN · 18/03/2016 at 21:03

Shaw, Hurn, Harwood, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (brown, adams)

Fyfe, danger, gaj, gray, shiel, rocky, libba, mills (keays, marcon, davis)

Goldy, Nic Nat (wyatt)

Dusty, Barlow, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge (MCCARTHY, TIPPA)

Appreciate the thoughts

Helpmejock · 18/03/2016 at 21:05

Fyfe and Gresham
Shiel and Oliver.
I'm thinking Fyfe will drop in price

    Jobesbrownlow · 18/03/2016 at 21:26

    Fyfe and Gresham

    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 22:09


tophawk · 18/03/2016 at 21:06

Hi community,

This is my latest side:

def: Laird, Mc Govern, Johanissen, Howe, Dea, Hartley (M. Brown-ESS, Ruggles)

mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Shiel, Wines, Duncan, Liberatore, Mills (Gresham, Keays, Davis)

ruc: Naitanui, Gawn (Wyatt)

fwd: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Mc Carthy (Mc Donald- Tipungwuti, Grimley)

This is a young side which will hopefully yield some fantastic break out performances. I tend to shy away from older players and players with injury clouds. Thus the non selection of Rockliff and Ablett for the start of the season. Will monitor their progress and will consider trading in a little later if warranted.

Any thoughts and criticisms appreciated.


    Gord29 · 18/03/2016 at 21:09

    wouldn't really call them injury clouds more like protection if someone was severely cramping they wouldn't play them next NAB game during the season they wouldn't even think about resting them

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 22:02

    Strong team but I think you'll score a few more points and make a lot more dollars by replacing Howe with wietering

Ed Whitey · 18/03/2016 at 21:11

Boyd, Bartel, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Broad)

Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliffe, Liberatore, Mills, Oliver (Gresham, Gore, Davis)

Goldstein, Leuenberger (Grimley)

Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Menadue, Petracca)

Doc · 18/03/2016 at 21:25

milera v Oliver ????

    Jobesbrownlow · 18/03/2016 at 21:26


    Danners · 18/03/2016 at 22:08

    Oliver if you don't have Mills

Ethan017 · 18/03/2016 at 21:28

Laird, Bartel, KK, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Mcdonald-Tipungwati, Ruggles) (only if they get promoted to senior list)
Fyfe, Danger, Gazza, Shiel, Rocky, Crouch, Libba, Mills (Cuningham, Keays, Davis)
Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)
Dustin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Kerridge (Peteracca, Cox)

Gr8Jack · 18/03/2016 at 21:37

Backs: Shaw, Lairds, Johannisen, Dea, Hartley Adams – Brown Rugles
Mids: Fyfe, Pendls, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Libba, Mills kennedy – Gore, Keays Davis
Rucks: Goldy Gawn Grimley
Fwds: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Mccarthy Kerridge – Kommer Tippa

If Davis/Ruggles/Tipa arent promoted soon i'm going to have to lose one of the top end rookies and smooth out my bottom end. Dont have much wiggle room at all in the salary cap.

Doc · 18/03/2016 at 21:47

Shaw, Rampe, hurn, suckling,hartley (broad,m.adams).
Danger, GAJ, hannerbery, r.gray,rocky, libba, mills, Oliver (menadue, a damson, Davis)
Goldy, Gawn, (King)
Barlow, hall, wells, Kennedy, Milera, kerridge (McCarthy, AMT).

Think skinny forward is the way to go.
Can't decide to whether to use every last cent I have And upgrade hurn to KK.

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 21:59

    Doc Forwards score more than defenders if you're going to have a skinny line it should be the backline but, you don't make it skinny by only having 5 onfielders

      Doc · 18/03/2016 at 22:10

      Sorry. Weitering at D5. Typo.
      Just feel more cash to be made with forward rooks.

SAMMYSTARS · 18/03/2016 at 22:00

D: Shaw, Bartel, Mullet, Harwood, Brown, Collins, Hartley, Adams
M: Fyfe, Danger, Rocky, Ward, Ablett, Pendles, Libba, Crouch, Matheison, Petracca, Davis
R: Goldy, Gawn, Grimley
F: Barlow, Greene, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Kerridge, Kommer, AMT

Brook Quinn · 18/03/2016 at 22:01

I thought I would share some work I did on the NAB rookie stats provided by Baron von Crow earlier in the week. I think rookie selections are probably the most important part of the game as they score for us early in the season and then allow us to upgrade our team as the season progresses. The NAB is probably our best indication of these players but occasionally a rookie will be popular without playing in the preseason, eg. Petracca this year

This method is not totally scientific and it tends to confirm a lot of what we already know but it may just help to pick your last rookie position. I used the same approach last year and it helped me get good cash flow in the first half of the season and ultimately make it into the top 1000. Please also note that these are ratings are more for comparison rather than an indication of what each player will likely score. I have included some more detail below as to how I weighted various factors. So here is my top 30 rookies from the NAB cup:

109.1Sam KerridgeFWD/MID
81.4Matt DeaDEF
73.8Ben KennedyFWD/MID
63.5Sam MenegolaMID
60.8Callum MillsMID
59.3Jacob WeiteringDEF
58.6Connor Menadue FWD/MID
58.3Michael HartleyDEF
56.4J.Simpkin FWD
56.1Clayton OliverMID
55.9George HewettMID
55.7Corey Gault FWD
55.2Anthony McD-TipDEF/FWD
53.4Wayne MileraFWD
51.5Mitch BrownDEF
51.1Jade GreshamMID
49.2Darcy ParishMID
47.3Kyle LangfordFWD
47.2Dean GoreMID
46.9Ryan DavisMID
46.9Nathan BroadDEF
45.2Brent MacafferMID
44.6Peter WrightFWD
42.0Rhys MathiesonMID
41.7Nakia CockatooFWD
40.4Tom RugglesDEF
39.5Brendon WhiteXDEF
39.4Nick KommerFWD
38.5Marcus AdamsDEF

* Time on ground (TOG) – firstly, all scores were scaled to 85% TOG to make even comparisons
* TOG factor – players with higher average TOG were given a higher weighting as they ar more likely to be onfield (or even in the team) during the H&A season
* Own team – lower weighting has been applied when a lot of 'best 22' players did not play, eg. Western Bulldogs had 14 players out when they played Melbourne, therefore all their scores from that game were reduced by 30%
* Opposition team – weighting was applied depending on strength of opposition, eg. Melbourne scores vs bulldogs were reduced by 20% due to so many 'best 22' Bulldog players being absent
* Games played – players who appeared in all 3 matches were given higher weighting. players who played one match or missed the final match were given lower weighting (a sliding scale was used here)
* Job security – weighting was given depending on likely job security, eg. first year players in strong teams (eg. Mills, Hewett) given lower weighting compared to mature rookies in weaker teams (eg. Kerridge, Kennedy)

    Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:48

    Nice mate! So Kerridge would the #1 prospected rookie and Adams the 30th?

      Brook · 18/03/2016 at 23:55

      yeah pretty much based on the NAB … I will be trying to get as many of the top 15-20 in my team as possible. You cant get them all in but I find it helpful to put them i. order

        The Ranger · 18/03/2016 at 23:59

        Nice work Brook, cheers.

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:30

    I appreciate your efforts but I don't understand what the numbers on the left are meant to indicate. If they're a rating what's the formula?
    Also, a factor for DPP status and how many other players/rookies are competing for the position may identify that Adams who is at the bottom of the list is a much better option than Mengola,Hewett etc. that appear near the top of the list.

    This comment is influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. "Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend."

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 00:51

      Yeah thats what I thought about the numbers on the left i was a little confused by that to? Rank them 1 though 30…….thats why I asked. But I agree Adam's seems like a better option @ his price as a def than the likes of Milera or Kennedy?

        Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 00:53

        Mengola is injured to…..so I wouldn't think he would even be in the equation? No ones going to start a rookie whos out for 4-6 weeks.

      Brook · 19/03/2016 at 07:20

      good point re. DPP / formula ox set out below / tried to factor in comp for spots by weighting own team

        Brook · 19/03/2016 at 08:40

        also, i didnt factor cost in so thats why you cant just pick the top 12 because they would be too expensive. perhaps a better approach may be to group them according to position and price point. also, i take your point re. menegola but he did have a great quarter and could be one to watch as a downgrade option. having said all that, I am likely to take hartley and broad before i take adams based on their NAB scores, TOG and early job security. finally, another factor to consider is KPP … i would probably take off 10% for KPPs as they traditionally score less

Dan · 18/03/2016 at 22:01

Please ignore if you read this yesterday:
Have a squiz at my team ladies gentlemen, tell me what you think.

BARLOW, S. GRAY, HALL, WELLS, B. KENNEDY, KERRIDGE, Petracca, McDonald-Tipungwuti

I feel comfortable with my POD's and similarly to the humble Higgo, I have my POD being also my lack of selections. I feel Fyfe is too expensive and won't play 22 rounds, he will also have a kip up forward every now and again. $650k for a Lyon coached player, even a champion is just too much for me, I'd love him though. I just feel he may be top 10 Avg, and maybe even overall too, but is not worth the money. I am also a little wary of Pendlebury in a chockers Collingwood midfield. Don't get me wrong, I want him, but I think he is overs. Wines and Gray are somewhat risky PODs to pick for keeper status but I feel not selecting Libba allows me to avoid a sideways trade and allow me to downgrade one or possibly paint the fence if both flop. I can't see that happening this year, Port will be hungry and they will drive each other to perform. I think Gray will go ultra premium this year. I think for the same mark, Hannerbery, Mundy and JPK etc are all overpriced and risky (with the exception of maybe Priddis, but he handballs too much), and at the very least, I can see Wines averaging similar to the likes of JPK who will also get rested up front. Wines is a contested angry bull, he sees the red pill and is hungry for it. He gets cleaner every year. There has been little talk of the new sub rotation rules. I feel Port Adelaide players are pretty suited to a lack of rotation to complemet their decent draw. The same can be said about the price for the ilk of top defenders and forwards as with midfields, with the exclusion of Shaw. I think there are more solid options, even if they are starting F2 or 3 they may end up F6 however it is most economical to pick them up now rather than later. I would consider Hall an example of a likely keeper, that may be down one or two spots higher in peoples forward structures come the end of season. The only other exception I feel is Zorko. Especially without Beams to run amuck. I feel points are being wasted starting with him though, like I said, why not start the likes of Sam Gray at F2 instead of F3 with designs to bring Zorko in early, or when he's cheaper, when he's actually playing. I haven't selected Bartel because he will get rested in a competitive Geelong, and if he doesn't he will injure himself, or run around buggered playing lazy footy, dropping his DE and pill count. I have chosen Suckling over the likes of JJ, KK and Rich, who many are running with at D3/4. He will switch roles a lot but I am not concerned. I think a freshly rebuilt, fairly young WBD side will suit him strongly and he may get a bit more freedom to kick that deadly left. I think he's good for efficiency, score and score involvement as well as the intercept mark and tackle, I can't see him being tagged much either if I am honest, not can I see him in a key defensive role. At 396k I think he will make a fine D6. I'm not overly concerned about Yarren impacting Houli's scoring. I looked at him closely last year and think he's priced right. Dea is a lock, as is Weit but I haven't gone him because of his price. I think 220k is a lot to fork out for a débutante, even if he was a fancy draft pick. The kid can and will play, just over priced for the risk for mine. Crouch and Sam Gray are my biggest risks. I feel both have potential to be keepers at the bottom end of their respective lines. Gray is a gun and will continue his form from the back half of last year and the NAB into the season proper. He might drop off and I don't expect NAB like performance every week, but I think he will be a top FWD this year. Crouch is also a gun and he is going to thrive without danger mouse hogging the possessions. I think he is a more likely keeper than Libba who will likely be managed or will personally take it easy recovering from an ACL. My final POD selection/lack of selection is, Naitanui/Goldy. Goldstein will be number 1 ruckman most likely. However, I can see Nic Nat outdoing the likes of Sauce and Martin and challenging Goldy for that spot. He is a freak. I feel he is underpriced and Goldy is overpriced. Remember guys, 600k players are safer picks then 500k or midprice picks, but they're human beings, they get injured, have slumps, get rested. Goldstein is just too expensive. The same goes for Lids and Fyfe etc. Last but not least is a lack of Dusty Martin. He will have a mental health struggle niggling at him. Everybody has different coping strategies. Some people rise above adversity and others succumb to it. I want to wait and see, especially after his NAB form. Feel I can pick him up cheaper if he is in fact a keeper this year as with the rest of notable absentees such as Fyfe etc. Thoughts community?
Cheers, Dan

    Angus · 19/03/2016 at 11:54

    Like your team Dan just a few things i disagree with:

    Firstly Houli to me is inconsistent and slightly overpriced and would recommend going with simpson instead for that more safer,reliable option down back
    Two port players in your mid is also a risk but could pay off, love the way wines goes about his footy and gray looks to be a top 8-10 mid IMO.
    I agree that Sam Gray is your biggest risk, but to be fair there is no one else up forward who a locks so this move will do you no harm id imagine

    Other than that solid team mate hope all goes well.

      Dan · 19/03/2016 at 12:11

      Cheers mate, was considering Simmo actually but got talked out of it. Good luck to ya.

Scyb · 18/03/2016 at 22:02

Need your advice community

B: Shaw, KK, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Brown (M.Hartley, Ruggles)

M: Gaz, Priddis, Ward, Rocky, Parker, Wines, Libba, Mills (Cunningham, Keays, Davis)

R: Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)

F: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Mcdonald-Tip)

6.8k left

    tophawk · 18/03/2016 at 22:26

    No Fyfe!

Wellingham · 18/03/2016 at 22:03


Laird, JJ, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Brown, Hartley, Adams
Danger, Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Gray, Libba, Mills, Oliver, Gresham, Kennedy, Davis
Goldstein, Martin, Grimley
Barlow, Gray, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Petracca, AMT

Can go
Martin to Gawn
Pendles to Selwood
Lonergan to Rich/Rampe/McGovern

If this is a better option please let me know.


Maddogs · 18/03/2016 at 22:14

Would appreciate criticism. Rookies not locked till round 1!!!!!

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Collins & Brown)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Gazza, Gaff, Libba, B Crouch, Mills, Petracca, (B Kennedy, B Keays & Mathieson)

RUCK: Goldy, Nic Nack Paddy Wack, (Chol) Ol, loop hole

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Tipungwuti, (Grimley & Menadue)

The issue I see is everyone's team is 98% the bloody same ( mine including) what'd do
Thanks in advance.

Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:19

Is anyone considering the Seedsman?

    luke · 18/03/2016 at 22:37

    To risky at his price but he does have the potential, Great POD

      Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:52

      Hmmm ok. I read a article that he will steal pts from Laird and that Laird will actually decline with Smith and Seedman in the back line. I might take a risk on him…..his price kinda sucks but the back line is really tough to fill.

      My back line right now is….

      Shaw, Doc, Hurn, Seedsman, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Adams)

        Tony · 19/03/2016 at 00:56

        Smith and Seedsman both played at least a couple of NAB games and it didn't affect Laird, who looked a class above them.

          Jamie · 22/03/2016 at 11:47

          Keep in mind Tony that Laird pushed into the midfield in the times that Sloane, Thompson and Douglas and Brad Crouch were absent. Those 4 will be injected back in. But this shouldn't scare anyone I don't think Laird has so much upside at 22 years of age!

    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:40

    Yes Lock in my books!

Doc · 18/03/2016 at 22:23

community, is it worth taking a punt on Ben Reid? Know he's A big injury risk but massively underpriced for scoring potential if he plays.
? A stepping stone if he gets to round 6

    SCaddict · 18/03/2016 at 22:48

    A KPP whose body has fallen apart the last few years as he enters the back end of his career….well let me think about that one!

    No I'm afraid he's definitely in the no go zone, even for the most fanatical of Pies supporters. Even at the peak of his powers he only cracked the 80 ppg barrier for one season in his career and then only just. Just not one of those fantasy relevant dudes.

    Beside there are way better stepping stones out there including his team mate De Goey for virtually the same money.

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 01:16

    Glad I'm not one of your patients Doc.
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    gaz · 19/03/2016 at 14:40

    I like him, will make cash and will be a nice POD

Heath · 18/03/2016 at 22:31

40k left
D- shaw, johanniesen, lonergan, howe, dea, Hartley, m adams, amt
M- fyfe, danger, ablett, rocky, duncan, j kelly, liber, mills, hewett, petracca , davis
R- martin, gawn, grimley
F- Barlow, greene, hall, wells, kennedy, kerridge, menadue, mccarthy

No m Brown as i reckon hell play fwd and make 50 grand max better value elsewhere. No dusty as i filly ace rothsteins theory about players with too much on their mind. I got duncan danger combo cos danger will get it and give it to duncan all year and theyll split the 3300 points. Davis, mccarthy, amt may change if not named rd 1

Luke · 18/03/2016 at 22:33

Hey guys, Am I wasting my time putting jack riewoldt in as a f3 looking to upgrade when he peaks out??
I have a bad habit of finding a slight attraction to blokes that have lost weight especially as a coward, however it is jack an could leave me with 3rd degree burns.

    Luke · 18/03/2016 at 22:35

    Forward not coward

      Keenbutclueless · 19/03/2016 at 15:58

      It is not beyond the realms of possibilities that the change in interchange may mean that the key position forward may score more, especially if he has a good tank. Buddy and Cousin Nick have been good SC options for years because of it. If Jack is starting to become that sort of player then I think he is a good risk. There is some evidence that suggests it might be that way. Could be a shark move.

Vib · 18/03/2016 at 22:33

Def: Shaw Laird Gibson Yeo Brown Collins (Broad, Hartley)
Mid: Fyfe Danger Haneberry Cripps Liberatore Mills Oliver Kerridge (Keays, Marcon, Davis)
Ruc: Naitanui Gawn (Chol)
Fwd: Martin Dahlhaus Barlow De Goey Wells McCarthy (Adams, Tippa)

Thoughts on Cripps, De Goey, Yeo and Gibson

    Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:57

    Not keen on Crips….he's great but plays on Carleton and well he will most likely get tagged every game. De Goey price is a little rough. Hard to say about Yeo and think you could go with better options with Gibson.

      Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:59

      With Cripps go to Wines or parker?

        Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 22:59

        Or Rocky….no Rocky?

    luke · 18/03/2016 at 23:00

    Cripps de goey yes more potential to increase value

    No Yeo Gibson less potential to increase value

@GOODO71 · 18/03/2016 at 22:37

Hi Community. Loving this thread!!!! Especially enjoying people's explanations/justifications/rationales for their selections.

Anyway, here's my (current) offering : FOURTHORN FC

DEF : Laird, KK, Hurn, Z. Williams, Dea, Hartley (Collins, Ruggles)

MID : Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Hanners, Ward, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Gore, Petracca, Davis)

RUC : Nic Nat, Gawn (Loersch)

FWD : Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Milera, Menadue (McCarthy, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

Love to hear what the Community thinks.

I'll post my reasoning in the comments.


    Wellingham · 18/03/2016 at 22:42

    Zorko out rd 1.

    @GOODO71 · 18/03/2016 at 22:55

    And here's my thinking :

    DEF : Hurn returning to his 2012 – 2014 output (87 – 92) is key here. Need him to elevate to season long keepr status. Williams averaged 89 from rds 12 – 23 last year (9 games), but is priced to average 70. My stepping stone to Heath Shaw 🙂

    MID : First 5 are keepers, and Libba is potentially a 6th. Mills and Kerridge will ripen nicely into Premium upgrades by the bye rounds

    RUC : Hoping that not starting with Goldy doesn't burn me, but you've got make tough calls in the world of Supercoach

    FWD : Had Dusty the past few seasons, but just nervous about him this year. Zorko will be back for the start of league games. Barlow is a must, and think Hall will continue to flourish while Swallow and O'Meara languish in the medical room

Troy · 18/03/2016 at 22:44

So I've made a couple of (hopefully) final tweaks to my team. Gotta last 5 more days without changing it for the 5000th time!

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Gibson, Sheridan, Dea, Broad (Hartley, Adams)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Cripps, Hunter, Wells, Kerridge (Gresham, Davis, Clarke)
RUC: Martin, Sinclair (Cox)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Suckling, B. Kennedy, Menadue (McDonald-Tipungwuti, Chol)

Only $5k left in the kitty.

Originally had Rampe in defence, but upgraded to Laird.
Also originally had Gawn but changed him to Martin.
Have also changed Priddis for Shiel. Possibly a risk but gut feeling says Shiel is going to go big this year.
Lachie Hunter remains my POD in the midfield
I've stuck with Sinclair. Will be happy enough if he averages 75-80. May go Luenberger if he proves his fitness though.
Finally, I know Chol won't see much, if any game time, but i'm not really too worried about it as long as McDonald-Tipungwuti is getting game time so I have bench coverage in the forward line.

luke · 18/03/2016 at 22:48

Laird kk rich jj dea brown Adams ruggles

Fyfe danger peddles abblett rocky wines lib mills
Petracca Davis McPherson

Natanui lobbe grimly

Windgard barlow wells menadue Kerridge Kennedy McCarthy amt

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 01:15

    That comment is probably influenced by Weidmann Imported German Beer. Only $30 a slab at Pre-Mix Kings bottleshops. "Wiedmann German Beer, the struggling Aussie marketing students friend."

Sammy · 18/03/2016 at 22:59

Joel Selwood in Friday night's VFL hit out had 34 disposals (19 contested), 11 tackles, 9 clearances and 2 goals!!!! Anyone tempted?

    Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 23:04


    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:01

    Nah Sammy that's pretty much what I'd expect from a former non-drug supported Brownlow medalist playing VFL. It doesn't alter the fact that he's a SC reptile. For the non-biology educated members of the community that means he's very slow to begin but then goes nuts.
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    Derek · 19/03/2016 at 00:22

    if he was 100% fit he should have got 80 touches.

      Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:34

      This was pretty much the VFL reserves. He was decent. Menzel disappointing

    Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:22

    Can only have Selwood or Dangerfield, be interesting to see how well they go together

    Derek James · 20/03/2016 at 14:43

    Selwoods been locked in my side for weeks. Cant understand why everyones off this guy. He's severely underpriced. All this talk about Wines n Parker n stuff. This guy does what they do but he's better cos he has proven history. Low average last year but was injured, tagged and pretty much carried Geelong by himself. The year before he averaged 120. 118 the year before and 117 the year before that. He's Geelong have the 15th hardest draw this year which presents them with a great opportunity for a fantastic year. So while the masses converge on Dangerfield, I'm pulling the shark move and jumping on Selwood. 34 touches n 19 contested tells me he is fit.

Flartuss · 18/03/2016 at 23:11

Pendlebury or Priddis?
Pendles did a tad better 2015 but talk of playing more back might take him down 5-10pts. Or not.
With Priddis you know what you get.

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 23:55

    The Supercoach world don't refer to him as Dependlebury without reason. If he spends more time in defence it will be to get an extra 10 marks from backwards kicks followed by a pack breaking shimmy and a lazer pass into attack all = more points for Pendle.
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Joker · 18/03/2016 at 23:14

Gay. The whole lot of it.. Gay. How's about you put some real teams up here..

    Youngy · 19/03/2016 at 10:13

    Thanks Mate!

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 16:18

    Not that there's anything wrong with that 🙂

Sam · 18/03/2016 at 23:16

Made some changes. Tear it apart community!
DEF: H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown, M.Adams (C.Adamson, T.Ruggles)

MID: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, N.Graham, T.Liberatore, C.Mills (C.Petracca, J.Dunkley, R.Davis)

RUCK: T.Golstein, Z.Smith (S.Grimley)

FOR: M.Barlow, K.Tippett, A.Hall, B.Kennedy, S.Kerridge (C.Menadue, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

I've got $117,800 left over, only just below what i need to trade Smith to Gawn (Which is what almost everyone has said before i should do)

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 23:50

    Maybe the $117,800 can get you an 8th forward.
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      Derek James · 20/03/2016 at 14:48


HOLLA · 18/03/2016 at 23:20

Gday Lads. A couple of comments and critiques ahhhh welcomed. Sorry Jock, been a long day at work so cant be assed explaining my team.

Backs. Shaw,,laird,,johannisen,,t.mckenzie,,dea,,k.collins
Mids. Dange,,treloar,,gaff,,shiel,,rocky,,wines,,mills,,kerridge
Rucks. Nicnat,,gawn
Fwds. Barlow,,gray,,hall,,wells,,ben ken,,milera

Whaddya think community

    Hola · 18/03/2016 at 23:42

    I think, put it up another couple of times and see if anyone else cares much…

      HOLLA · 19/03/2016 at 00:13

      Really man??

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 23:48

    I think you're a bit light on gamebreaking mids and way too reliant on rookies.
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      HOLLA · 19/03/2016 at 00:17

      Have you been spying on me?? Im not a student but did by a slab of this the other day. Who are you!?

      HOLLA · 19/03/2016 at 00:28

      also how am i too reliant on rookies?? 2 fwd 2 mid 2 back….thats normal isnt it?

Jordan · 18/03/2016 at 23:21

Wines, s.mitchell,Rockliff, or dusty which I will swap to foward

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 23:45

    I hope this comment is linked to a post that appears elsewhere in this thread Jordan otherwise I diagnose a SC related Turrets syndrome.
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Grant · 18/03/2016 at 23:27

1st year serious browser of this phenomenon website & 1st time poster & wowie boy oh boy community I'm getting bloody aroused about the upcoming season. Jock & crew you make my day. So here it is my fellow addicts my current team as it stands:
Def: laird, mcmillian, mcgovern, sheridan, dea, brown, adams, ruggles
Gone with above structure 3-1-4. I have only changed this the last week as im very concerned with the cash generating by the rookies. This is the easiest line to upgrade to premos as generally they dont really get over $500k. Laird speaks for himself & I truly believe the 2 maccas will be massive this year & are keepers.
Mcmillian is a ripper has had his 1st real preseason, been elevated to the leadership group for the roos. L/Y from round 8 & not including the 1 vested game avg'd 95. I believe he is more reliable then any other def premo – too many risks either wont play every game (eg bartel, boyd) or fully priced (shaw, houli, kk), who will defo drop in price. Mcgovern will rip it up this year with the eagles getting their backline crew back. He is a star just hope he spends more time on the field than being iced up…
Sherridan happy with him as a midpricer – finished l/y as one of the best defenders & looks like he is very fit & improved again over the preseason.
Rookies based on nab form & job security. Dont worry about brown's scores in nab ppl he will play in defense for the dons where in nab was up fwd. Concerned about the cash generation of the bottom rookies kpp, but who isnt again i go back to job security & not hard to upgrade to premos. Shaw will drop just cant pay $600k+ for a defender.
Mids. Value value value galore 5-2-4 structure.
Pendles: underpriced & dont worry will still be #1 @ the pies & as hard as it is for me to say i can see them improving a lot this year generating more points for the pies. Becoming a nice pod now.
God: You have to pick him. He will be fine. The only thing you lose is 1 trade if he is injured, just dont want to miss those min 130's every wk, especially with suns draw.
Rocky: A must. Same as ablett not missing out on the consistent big scores.
Gray: my brownlow pick – absolute gun & port have easiest draw.
Shiel: Could be top 3 in brownlow i know big call but he is an absolute freak & i believe gws will make top 8 this year.
Libba: dont need to say anything more. Defo stepping stone at worst.
B. Crouch/m crouch: if brad is named picking him. Great stepping stone will score 90 & increase by at least $150k better than most other rookies will be able to dish up this year.
Mills: ducks love him & he will avg 80. Only picking 1 of these high priced rooks & he has the best job security & best cash generation.
3 rooks (menadue, gresham & davis @ this stage)
Reason for not picking danger is he is fully priced (needs to avg 127 by round 8 to keep value) & i think jelwood will avg more than danger & is super cheap & will be a great pod. Will bring him in early in the season if all is good with him. Also #1 rule for me is dont pick 2 premos in the mids from same team.
Didnt pick fyfe as he will defo drop in price (needs to avg 132 to round 8 to stay at price) & I'm still concerned about his body.
I love wines, ward (already have gray & shiel), parker but sydney mids share points around & think he will play more fwd.
Rucks: set & forget
Nic nat. Entering prime had a super preseason
Gawn: I love the look of the bearded 1 he will either smash it or stay at his value at worst.
Grimley: cover in case a week injury or suspension.
Gone no goldy way 2 much $700k. He is a superstar, but he will defo drop. Needs to avg 137 to round 8 to keep his price not happening with his 1st 4 rounds. Thinking i might bring him in around round 8 if 1 of my rucks arent pumping it out.
Fwds: 3-1-4 structure
Barlow: dont need to elaborate
Robbo: look at his finish to l/y & that was with all the guns. In the leadership group, no brat anymore & is entering the prime of his career. Great pod along with mcmillian for me shouldve kept my mouth shut on these 2…:)
Hall: like robbo finished l/y with a bang & looks like he has improved again. Was 1 of the 1st picked for me & has not left my team. I seriously cant see him playing anywhere else when the big guns come back which i have huge doubts that swallow or omeara will play this year. Been to a couple suns training sessions & they dont look gd – sad as admire both of them.
Wells: too much upside
Kerridge: cripps 2015 all over again
Kennedy: gd job security & will avg min 75.
TIPPA: love him cant wait to see him debut up at metricon!!!
Mccarthy: should play & generate more cash than those 200k+ mid rookies.
No dusty as concerned the effect his old man will have & i reckon can get him cheaper anyway.
So community tell me what you think. Would love your feedback.
Good luck to you all for the season ahead!

    Doubter · 18/03/2016 at 23:36

    Do you expect many to read your diatribe? Really? Too many outsiders.. Come back next year.. This year is done before it starts. Defence is super weak. Mids, uninspiring. Cowards, flawed..

    DadSmasher · 18/03/2016 at 23:41

    Epic post Grant but it's way too long for me to consider analysing your team. The intent of this thread is for people to post their team and have others provide feedback/advice. When you post your team with a paragraph of justification for every single position you're asking us to analyse your thought process. That costs $360 p/hour Grant.
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      The benchmark · 19/03/2016 at 12:08

      Dangerfield will finish top 3 scorers in the midfield. Feel free to grab him after round 8 to save 20k
      I feel he will average 120
      I didn't want him to have a pod as well but his numbers won't lie

    Keenbutclueless · 19/03/2016 at 16:09

    Love the logic. Agree with most of it. Forward line identical to mine. Personally prefer Fyfe and Danger to Pendles. Just think they have the capacity to pump out the odd 150's. The double points on offer for captains means that even if they score less points overall thanPendlebury, if you catch the big ones with a C, then your overall team score might be better

MJF · 18/03/2016 at 23:32

Hey Guys, would Joel Selwood be a decent option?
With the tags going to Danger, wouldnt Selwood get plenty of possessions?

AmateurHour · 18/03/2016 at 23:33

This website rules! Mate got me into SC 2 years ago, came 2nd first year, won last year in our mugs league. All from comments from you guys. Have taken a riskier approach this year for cash gen. Ruck is risky, half a backline of keepers and have downgraded 3 premo midfielders. Still have 277k, but think it may not be enough to fix this gamble.

DEF: Pittard, Salem, McKenzie, Mcdonald, Weitering, Brown (Hartley, Adams)

MID: Priddis, S. Mitchell, Parker, Greene, Graham, Crouchx2, Libba (Trengrove, Kerridge, Dunkley)

RUCK: Smith, Leuwy

FOR: Barlow, S.Gray, Z.Merrett, Billings, Hall, Wells (Menadue, McD-Tipi)

I know this is too ambitious but that's what I'm going for this year. Need help tweaking and keeping money when it goes pear shaped. Cheers!!!

    Russ · 18/03/2016 at 23:41

    No offence mate but I'd rethink your backline and rucks, otherwise I reckon you'll be pushing it uphill all season.
    Trengove and Graham also, there are better choices available, you could start Kerridge on the field.
    Rucks are way too risky.
    Good luck

      AmateurHour · 19/03/2016 at 01:43

      Thanks, was thinking trengrove too risky for now and def won't play early til he proves himself.

    Connor · 18/03/2016 at 23:57

    I visibly shuddered at your back line and I hadn't even looked at anything else! Sorry mate but I think you've gone way to deep in the forward line as I believe that is where most of our rookie cash generation will come from this year. I suggest you downgrade one of Gray, Merrett or Billings (who are all risky PODs) and use your leftover cash to pick up a couple of proven backmen and possibly a premium ruck. Wish you all the best this year, if you're running with that team you're gonna need it

      AmateurHour · 19/03/2016 at 01:58

      Kinda knew backline was too silly and will cause me problems. Maybe drop gray and leuey and get gawn & Varcoe. Kept a lot of DPP in forward line to help tweak low premo midfield. Definitely look at forward line for cash gen – thanks.

    Ur mum · 19/03/2016 at 12:21

    Worst team I've seen this year

Sam · 18/03/2016 at 23:43

Hey guys would love some feedback!

Def: shaw, laird, kk, lonergan, dea, AMT (Hartley, broad)

Mid: Fyfe, danger, Ablett, Rockliff, libba, b crouch, mills, Oliver (Gresham, menadue, Davis)

Ruck: nicnat, gawn (cox)

Fwd: Martin, Barlow, hall, wells, Kennedy, kerridge (Petracca, brown)


    Connor · 19/03/2016 at 00:05

    Not a lot of POD, I reckon half the teams on this thread look almost exactly like yours, make sure you don't follow the pack!

    Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:16

    putting a lot of eggs in the GC basket which could pay off early with their easy draw but not a great long term stratgegy IMO

Spudd · 18/03/2016 at 23:51

Finding it strange how Ben Kennedy is in every team due to JS, I think he's every chance to be out of the team in the first few rounds.

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 00:02

    Hmmmmm Ive been wondering the same??? Its between him and Milera but I like Kennedy because of DPP. Not sure if I should take either one of them?

      Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:17

      I watched Menzel in the VFL today, realllll rusty lookin. So instead of Milera or Kennedy, take McCarthy or even Mitch McGovern

        DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:20

        Troy is like a Mermaid in that everyone believes that he's a gun but nobody has actually witnessed the evidence.
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        Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:23

        By which i mean, McCarthy will take Menzel's place, making him a better option than the other 2

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 00:29

    What's JS?? and why do you think Kennedy will out of the team in the first few rounds?

      Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:36

      Job security. Because Melbourne have Petracca and Brayshaw to come back and Kennedy isn't very good

        Russ · 19/03/2016 at 00:39

        Ah cheers Blueth, think I need to brush up on my lingo haha

Billy · 18/03/2016 at 23:57

Def – Laird, KK, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Brown (ess) (M, Adams, K. Collins)

Mids – Fyfe, Danger. Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, B. Kennedy (Gresham, McPherson, Petracca)

Rucks – Goldstein, Gawn (Wyatt)

Fwd – Dusty, Barlow, D Smith, Wells, Kerridge, Mccarthy (AMT, Grimley)

Don't think too much will change between now and round 1. Thoughts?

    DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 00:32

    I agree Billy, not too much will change between now and round 1.
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Itchy balls · 18/03/2016 at 23:59

Whats Community's thought on Sheridan, Lonergan (GC) or Seedsman as a D4?? Not sure which one I should go with??

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 00:25

    Out of those 3 I like Seedsman, I think he'll fly at the Crows getting a regular gig, he's got some talent.

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 00:56

      Thats who I'm leaning toward but some people are saying Sheridan can go 85-95 avg?

        Russ · 19/03/2016 at 01:35

        Yeh he could do, it's a 50-50 gamble really, I've got Seedsman in my team, taking a punt of T.Mckenzie too, hoping he can get back to an av of around 80 or beyond.

    Wyatt · 19/03/2016 at 14:39

    Ive gone with seedsman cant trust the other two

Nick · 19/03/2016 at 00:14

Keen to get some feedback community.

Shaw, Langdon, Rampe
Weitering, Dea, Broad (Adams, Hartley)

Dangerfield, Ablett, Mundy, Treloar,
Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (petracca, gore, davis)

Goldy, Gawn, (chol)

Barlow, greene, hall,
Wells, kerridge, kennedy (hunt, brown)

With 93k on the bank


Josh · 19/03/2016 at 00:21

Shaw, laird, JJ, Mckenzie, Dea, m brown
( Hartley, Collins)

Fyfe, danger, pendles, Rockliff
Gibbs, Libba, mills, manadue
( Gresham, polkinhorn, Mathieson )

Nicknat, Gawn ( grimley )

Martin, Barlow, Greene
Wells, mcarthy, kerridge
( patracca tipungwuti )
Let me know what you think and let me know in I need to make any changes anywhere
Thanks community

Stewy_the_Swan · 19/03/2016 at 00:30

B:- Shaw, Laird, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Broad, Ruggles)
M:- Danger, Gaz, Hanners, Mundy, Priddis, Rocky, Mills, Kerridge, (Gresham, Clarke, Davis)
R:- Goldy, Nic Nat (Loersch)
F:- Barlow, Hall, D Menzel, Wells, Kennedy, Milera (Menadue, AMT)

$6.4k in bank

Obviously gone big in the mids and rucks are set and forget (tossing up with Nic Nat and Gawn). Hoping Menzel and Wells hold up and become keepers or at worst big cash cows to trade up. Bit thin in backs but boosted mids should make up the difference.

Hit me with your best shots. Thanks community!

    Blueth · 19/03/2016 at 00:37

    watched Menz in the VFL, needs a few more games…trade in later

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:03

      Ive gone Nic Nat and Gawn…….free's up heaps of Cash……just hope to get goldy later

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:04

    I had Menzel in my side as well but gave him the boot for Greene.

Steeeve · 19/03/2016 at 00:42

Callum Mills, is he a must have? Struggling to fit him in…

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:01

    Not a must but is nice! he's in my side.

    Phil · 19/03/2016 at 10:44

    I wouldn't say must have we you can get B.Crouch for just 90k more. I'm not seeing Crouch in too many sides.

Dan · 19/03/2016 at 00:46

D: KK, Birch, Yeo, Sheridan, Dea, Brown (Hartley, (S)T.Ruggles)
M: Danger, Pendles, Gaj, Rocky, Wines, Libba Crouch, Mills (Gore, Petracca, Davis)
R: Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
F: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)
$700 left.

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:13

    Dan, Try going from Goldy to Nic Nat and yeo to shaw. Think you will have more cash and upgade in Mid Fwd lines or rookies?? Think Goldy could be more attainable than shaw. Def players are harder to upgrade to in my option and I dont think shaw will drop much? I think Goldy will….a lot of Rooks what his title like Sauce Nic Nat Gawn Martin. Goldy will have stiffer competion this year based on positions. Shaw cheaper Goldy a hell of lot more expensive and it shores up the def better.

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:31

      That was suppose to be rucks not rooks

        Dan · 19/03/2016 at 01:47

        Cheers but ended up going the other way, dumped birch, yeo, sheridan for shaw, bartel and a rook (adams at moment), then changed gawn to nic nat, then to stef martin. Lol!

Fevolution · 19/03/2016 at 00:50

Jack Steele or Jordan De Goey?? Just real that Steele averaged 78 or something non sub and with treloar gone could step up. Did have de goey but really considering Steele now.
De goey only averaged 69 non sub games I believe.

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:00

    Both are iffy with their price but if I had to pick 1 it would be Steele because Cameron is out til RD 5 could trade him out in RD 6 if you wanted??? Paint the fence? I'm not touching either because of price I did consider both but their prices mess up my structure.

    TheMetalPig · 19/03/2016 at 01:51

    Id either go up 100k to a stringer or greene, or down 100k to a kennedy or wells/simpkin.

      TheMetalPig · 19/03/2016 at 01:52

      Or Hall.

    SC King · 19/03/2016 at 14:37

    I think steele is the way to go i feel hes going to take treloars spot

    Wyatt · 19/03/2016 at 14:38

    Steele by the length of a bees dick

Andrew · 19/03/2016 at 00:55

G'day Community. Any thoughts on my Team?

DEF: H.Shaw, Houli, D.Rich, Suckling, M.Dea, McDonald-Tipungwuti, (M.Hibberd, Bonner)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hannebery, Treloar, P.Cripps, Mills, B.Kennedy, Davis, (Gore, Keays, Macpherson)
RUCK: S.Martin, NicNat, (M.Cox)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Robinson, J.Steele, S.Kerridge, Kommer, (S.Grimley, M.Adams)
REMAINING: $30,000
*Rookies to change with teams announced.

Cheers, Andrew.

DadSmasher · 19/03/2016 at 01:22

This is a genuuine question not influenced by Wiedmann Imported German Beer that onlys $30 p/slab (I'd ask it sober). Why is Gresham onfield in so many teams posted here?

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 01:29

    Probably because he's a Saint and not many Saints are being taken and well he's a rookie and not a bad price and has a pretty good ceiling based on the side he plays for?

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 01:43

    Probably cause of the Nab, he scored 47 points in a quarter, some have been saying he won't start round 1, guess we'll have to wait and see.

Fisher Dan · 19/03/2016 at 01:24

H. Shaw, R. Laird, M. Suckling, J. Weitering, M. Dea, M. Brown
K. Collins, T. Ruggles

N. Fyfe, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett, T. Rockliff, L. Parker, T. Liberatore, C. Mills, B. Kennedy
D. Gore, C. Petracca, R. Davis

T. Goldstein, M. Gawn
S. Grimley

D. Martin, M. Barlow, A. Hall, D. Wells, C. Menadue, S. Kerridge
M. Cox, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 02:26

    Giday Dan, I like your team, pretty safe and solid, apparently Marcus Adams is ahead of Kieran Collins now, he could replace him or Brown as he has the same dpp status, I've gone off the Essendon Backs so I'd dump Brown or Dea,( save a bit of money).

      Fisher Dan · 20/03/2016 at 12:46

      Cheers Russ. Rookies are all subject to round 1. Dea's form in nab suggested he may be a great cash cow but I do like the idea of more money. Something else to ponder… 🙂

Russ · 19/03/2016 at 01:58

I'm seriously starting to have doubts about the Essendon Backline rookies, the more I think about what their season's gonna be like, getting smashed every week, getting huge scores kicked against them, they're bound to feel downtrodden and lose confidence as the season goes on aren't they? Will they make us the money we think they will, getting their asses handed to them every week?

I've still got Hartley in the backline and Tipungwuti in the Fwd line but that's all.

Thoughts Community?

    CaPtKaOs · 19/03/2016 at 04:55

    It doesn't bother me starting with a few of them, because I don't plan to hold them very long. Brown or AMT might stay a fair while for their DPP status.

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 19:06

    I think the non KPP Bombers like Dea and AMT will generate cash. I've gone off Brown who as a Key Defender won't generate as much. I also think he'll be thrown forward a lot as seen during the NAB for low scores.

James · 19/03/2016 at 02:42

DEF: R. Laird, J. Bartel, J. Johannisen, J. Weitering, M. Dea, M. Hartley (N. Broad, M. Adams)
MIDS: N. Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, G. Ablett, T. Rockliff, L. Parker, O. Wines, T. Liberatore, C. Mills (C. Menadue, C. Petracca, R. Davis)
RUCK: N. Naitanui, M. Gawn (D. Wyatt)
FWD: M. Barlow, T. Greene, A. Hall, D. Wells, L. McCarthy, S. Kerridge (S. Grimley, AMT)

Goldy has been in and out of my team all NAB
Not sure if I am leaving too much risk with small bank
Parker and Wines? Or Cripps?
To Grimley or not to Grimley?

Any other thoughts appreciated!

    CaPtKaOs · 19/03/2016 at 05:13

    I like your team James. Grimley is a conundrum. Myself, I'm starting him at R3 which allows me an extra cash cow fwd. Sometime before the byes I plan to cull a cow, bring in a loophholing ruck/fwd rookie as R3 and swing Grimley fwd.

Pablo · 19/03/2016 at 06:36

Hey guys, here is my team, please provide feedback

Def: Shaw, KK, Yeo, Daniel Rich, Weitering, Dea (Hartley and Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Shiel, M Crouch (maybe B Crouch) , Liba, Mills, Kerridge (Dunkley, R Davis, Marcon)
Ruck: Martin, Gawn (Grimley)
Forw: Barlow, S Gray, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue (Pettraca, Tipungwuti )

adam · 19/03/2016 at 07:30

version 786, Any feedback would be useful

laird gibson rosa jj dea broad brown collins

fyfe ablett shiel parker libba b crouch kerridge hewett gore davis macpherson

nicnat smith cox

wingard barlow greene hall wells menadue mccarthy adams

324k left over which i feel is a handy head start on upgrades

    Kev · 19/03/2016 at 07:52

    Sitting on 324k is a waste imo
    I'd reconsider Rosa, Smith, Wingard
    Look at getting an extra premium at M3
    Look at getting a Mills/Oliver/Parish type at M7

      adam · 19/03/2016 at 07:58

      kev thanks for your thoughts, wingard will be good i think he stays, smith is a mega POD but hel either be good or bad but I'm happy with him so its a mega risk I'm gunna take, rosa i am looking at but who to go to is the question ?
      as for a m3 who do i take out to fit who in ?

Kev · 19/03/2016 at 07:55

Looks fine, Dangerwoods. Maybe a bit same same and lacking in POD's, or maybe I've been looking at this comments section for too long haha

Donny · 19/03/2016 at 07:59

Gday guys feedback would be great!
DEF- Rampe, Johannisen, B.Smith, Sheridan, Dea, Brown (Hartley, K.Collins)

MID-Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, GAJ, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, B.kennedy (Gore, Keays, Davis)

FWD-Dahlhaus, Barlow, A.Hall, Wells, Kerridge, McDonald-Tipingwuti (Petracca, Kommer)

Got 11k left over and want to find away to get Kennedy up to Oliver

    Donny · 19/03/2016 at 10:27

    Forgot Goldstein and Gawn in the ruck

Simmo6 · 19/03/2016 at 08:12

Hey guys would love some feedback..

laird, simpson, Mackenzie, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams, ruggles)

Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, gray, Shiel, Rockliff, Parker, mills, (Gresham, petracca, Davis)

Goldstein, Z Smith (grimley)

Barlow, robinson, wells, Kennedy, menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)

Like most I've loaded the mid, more heavily than some. That's where all the points are I see 6 keepers in there possibly 7.

I think Mitch Robinson is in for big year based in his last 8 weeks of last season and I think the rest speaks for itself

    Brendan Cann · 19/03/2016 at 22:37

    Really dont see Parker or Shiel averaging that much more if more at all over Liberatore, downgrade and keep that cash

Cam · 19/03/2016 at 08:51

Like the Selwood pick, seriously underpriced

86izzy · 19/03/2016 at 08:55

Any feedback welcome 🙂

Def: KK, Hurn, Suckling, Dea, Hartley, Broad (K Collins, Tippa)

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Gaz, Shiel, Rocky, Parker, Libba, B Crouch (Menadue, Gresham, R Davis)

Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)

Fwd: Baroow, T Green, A Hall, D Wells, B Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, the 'punctuation mark' Kommer)

Rationale: load up mid to avoid trades in that area. Confident most will end up in top 10 mids come season's end. Backline I've tried to include players I think will play a more active and rebounding role, and I've just got a gut feeling about Hurn. I want Goldy but would mean no Gaz. Fwds: probably my weakest zone on paperbut I think there's so much value in this area. If Greene plays mid he's a lock and will average 100 with GWS more competitive and winning more games. Wells too tantalising at that price, but will be an upgrade option if he does well and easy downgrade option otherwise.

Cold Pies · 19/03/2016 at 09:23

K. Kolodjashnij
E. Yeo
D. Rich
J. Johannisen
J. Weitering
M. Hartley
N. Fyfe
P. Dangerfield
S. Pendlebury
R. Gray
C. Ward
A. Hall
T. Liberatore
C. Mills
T. Goldstein
M. Blicavs
S. Gray
S. Motlop
D. Wells
B. Kennedy
S. Kerridge
C. Petracca
Bench |
A. McDonald-Tipungwuti
J. Joyce
T. Wallis
R. Davis
J. Parsons
S. Grimley
M. Brown
M. Chol

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 19:12

    Like the ballsy Blicavs selection. Likely to play as a mid behind Danger, Jelwood, Duncan etc so you get mid scores for a ruck position. I have Nic Nat and Gawn but could change on to Blicavs be for next weekend…

@RogerRammstein · 19/03/2016 at 09:30

Gday community. Roger Rammstein here with his version 1000 team. Thoughts appreciate

def: Shaw, Yeo, Suckling, Weitering, Dea, Hartley/// tippa, ruggles

mid: fyfe, danger. pendles, priddis, gaff,cripps, mills, kennedy/// Menadue, Gore, Davis

Ruck: Goldy, nicnat// Grimley'

Forward:Barlow, Hall, Degoey, Wells, Mccarthy, Kerridge/// Petracca, Adams

    Steeeve · 19/03/2016 at 10:16

    Like the Gaff pick, pod but also fairly risk free. Should finish top 12-15 but if he steps it up a level could be top 8

GazMan · 19/03/2016 at 09:35

Ok community, I've refrained from declaring my team on this site umpteen times until now………I'm pretty happy with the team as follows but am keen to hear community views:

Def: Shaw, Laird, Johannisen, Wilson(GWS), McDonald, Hartley (Broad, Adams)

Mid: Pendles, Danger, Fyfe, Sidebottom, Parker, Couch, Kerridge, Mills (MacPherson, Davis)

Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat (Naismith, Cox)

Fwd: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue (Gault, Kommer)

With $59k left over I think I have a good balance of Guns and Rookies with some calculated risk mid pricers. Nathan Wilson from GWS is a speculative risk but I think the kid will thrive this year – his numbers have been quite progressive. Let me know your thoughts community team and best of luck to every player in all fantasy formats for the upcoming season.

Cheers Gaz Man

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 19/03/2016 at 09:49

    Gaz – SC has 3 Mids on the bench & only 1 Ruck on the bench – AFL Fantasy has 2 & 2

HotPolarBear · 19/03/2016 at 10:03

DEF: Shaw Houli Gibson….Weitering, Dea, Brown, Hartley, Broad

3 guns. Cash rookies

MID: Priddis, Mitchell, Ward, Parker, Barlow, Libba….Mills, Oliver, Menadue, Clarke, McPherson

4 guns. Libba cheap. Cash rookies. Pass on GAJ and Fyfe until I see them. See how danger goes in new team first. Barlow mid later move to fwd.

RUCK: Goldy, Martin, King

2 guns. King loophole late playing usually.

FWD: Montagna, Hall, deGoey, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge, Milera, mcDTipu

1 gun. 3 should score and cheap. Cash rookies.

200k left to address issues in first few rounds.
Might bring in Tippett as fwd if scoring well.

Might as well be a bit different and have own thoughts!

Anything completely wrong? Thanks community.

    Kev · 19/03/2016 at 11:37

    Love those who read the article first and provide reasoning for their team!

    I can understand you being a bit iffy on Gaz (even if I don't agree), but Danger and Fyfe played nab games and should be in your team. Getting 3 x 600k blokes in who are gonna be top 8 mids is difficult.

    DeGoey and Wells won't be season long keepers, I would drop one of them, shift Barlow forward, and use that 200k to fiddle around with he mid structure

      Hotpolarbear · 19/03/2016 at 14:13

      Thanks for the constructive feedback. Appreciate it. I actually didn't have as much as I thought spare but anyway…

      Made a few changes. I think you make sense.

      Mids have bought in Danger and Fyfe. Still a little uncertain about a player (Fyfe) who might be sore but safety in numbers perhaps. Still will wait on Gaz thought.

      Barlow forward and I have dropped DeGoey.

      Had to dump Goldy for Gawn to do this but Goldy has a tough start so maybe ok. Gawn not exactly a no-hoper.

      And Sheridan for Gibson.

      Probably make a few more changes but thanks.

      It should be easy to make money this years as no sub rubbish. If picked they will score ok so may up the rookie by one before kick off.

      Good luck.

random · 19/03/2016 at 10:11

feedback please

DEF Laird Rich Johannisen Weightering Dea M.Brown ( Hartley K.Collins )

MID Fyfe Danger Ablett Rocklif Wines Cripps Mills ( Gore Petracca Davis )

RUC Gawn Smith ( Cox )

FWD Martin Barlow Greene Wells B. Kenerdy Kerrige ( Grmley ATM )

17,800 K left

Thoughts please community

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:38

    Hi Random, It looks to me like you might have blown too much dough in the mids, therefore leaving your Backline exposed to possibly ending up very mediocre apart from Laird, Fwd line looks solid, Rucks look risky with Smith in there, maybe consider Liberatore, Crouch B or M for Wines or Cripps, free up some cash for upgrading your Defenders and Smith in the Ruck.
    Maybe consider Menedue in the midfield over Petracca, he's out for awhile.

Wellingham · 19/03/2016 at 10:12


Laird, JJ, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Brown, Hartley, Adams
Danger, Fyfe, Pendles, Ablett, Gray, Libba, Mills, Oliver, Gresham, Kennedy, Davis
Goldstein, Martin, Grimley
Barlow, Gray, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Petracca, AMT

Can go
Martin to Gawn
Pendles to Selwood
Lonergan to Rich/Rampe/McGovern

If this is a better option please let me know.


Youngy · 19/03/2016 at 10:12

What are peoples thoughts on T Cotchin as a POD?

    tophawk · 19/03/2016 at 10:37

    Cotchin could be an option as a POD. Just remember, that Richmond has some serious midfield power in Martin, B.Ellis, A.Miles, Cotchin, and Deledio. It may mean that points get shared around between them a bit and reduce Cotchin's scores. But we all know what he is capable of and could still be a good POD. Have you considered Anthony Miles as a POD player? He is young and a gun midfielder who could go very big this year.


      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:37

      Agree with TopHawk

Rabbits16 · 19/03/2016 at 10:16

league 113035 jocky boy join up you sexy beast

Mac · 19/03/2016 at 10:33

Thoughts on Rampe?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 19/03/2016 at 10:36

    I have him at D4 and hoping for a break out year from RAMPS

    tophawk · 19/03/2016 at 10:44

    Excellent POD defensive option. Young, tough, durable, consistent, and a very talented defender. Could quite possibly break out this year and average 95+. Is very close to making my team, and depending on team announcements next week, may just get a gig.


      FootyFanatic · 19/03/2016 at 10:55

      He has been in and out of my team, I'm just unsure whether he might get a lock down role occasionally.

    Garlett · 19/03/2016 at 14:35

    Ive got him i believe hes ready for a breakout year

    Keenbutclueless · 19/03/2016 at 16:19

    I have him. Think he is perfectly positioned for a breakthrough year. Solid and reliable. At a minimum can't see him going backwards, which would make him an OK D6 if it didn't cost me a trade. Only reservation is that when I posted my side, a person who's opinion I respect and is a really solid contributor to the community saw it the other way. So i am having a second look

      Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:41

      Trust your own opinion Keen, a lot of the time the difference between a good and bad season is your own gut feelings. They're more powerful than you might think.

hughsy · 19/03/2016 at 10:34

Thoughts, bit light on in the backline, not sure what to do?

DEF: Shaw, B.Smith, Sheridan, Brown, Hartley, K.Collins (S.Collins, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Shiel, Rockliff, Parish, Menadue (Gresham, Keays, Davis)

RUCK: Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (S.Yarran, Tippa)

$70 300 left over

    nel · 19/03/2016 at 11:07

    I had the same problem hughsy simply swap martin for rance dump Hartley for milera . Iwould look at yarram and Collins too mids a gem use the extra dough getting goldy must have good luck

nel · 19/03/2016 at 10:35

Derek congratulations on being a top 100 last year it was truly a remarkable achievement.Could you tell the community some points that stop you being top 10 be they structures griffen ablett rocky did you get your rookies right from the beginning ..You wrote that after last season you put pen to paper to form your ten commandments why have you broken no.3 thou shalt pay the price by your non selection of goldy for lobbe HAVE YOU BEEN TO CONFESSION Highest regard for any one who tops 100 well done son

dannyyboyy · 19/03/2016 at 11:09

league: the bounty hunters
code: 771193
third year running im looking for top 10k finishers. feel free to join if you meet this criteria, as i want to keep it as competitive as i can. 8 spots left.

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 12:17

    So how many people are bringing in B. Crouch now?

Rob · 19/03/2016 at 11:31

Is Cripps a good option for M5?

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 12:20


    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:34

    Very solid choice… go with your gut

Matty · 19/03/2016 at 11:57

Hey what does everyone think of Stephen Coniglio. Loves the hard contest and tackling. Has been run with in previous seasons, and still proven to score quite well. Feel like if GWS let him run freely this year he's definite for 105+ average. What do you think community?

    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:35

    Great Selection can see him averaging 105 nice POD too

Youngy · 19/03/2016 at 12:08

League Code: 112590

Everyone is Welcome!

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 15:55

    Joined 🙂

Yobo · 19/03/2016 at 12:22

DEF: Kolodjashnij, Docherty, Bartel,Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, (Hartley, M Brown)

MID: Ablett, Shiel, Yeo, Zaharakis, Libba, Crouch, Wells, Mills (Gore, Petracca, Macpherson)

Ruck: Goldy, Gawn (Grimely)

FWD: Montagna, Barlow, Greene, Hall, Kennedy, Kerridge

    Yobo · 19/03/2016 at 12:22

    79,500 left… Play league, so lock away early wins with the midpricers. Then upgrade in final stretch for form finals players.

Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 12:22

How many of the community is bringing B. Crouch back into their sides?

    CoachDamo · 19/03/2016 at 12:47

    If he's named Round 1, he's in my team.

      The Ranger · 19/03/2016 at 13:38


MAC · 19/03/2016 at 12:23

What do you think?

DEF: shaw, bartel, suckling, weithering, dea, hartley, broad, collins

MID: fyfe, Ablett, Ward, Selwood, Rockcliff, Libba, Mills, Oliver, Gore , Pretecca, Davis

RUCK: Goldy, Nic Nat, Grimly

FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Kennedy, Brown

57k in the bank

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:30

    Defence is your only concern. Consider Oliver out, Kennedy into the mids, McCarthy in, then upgrade Dea or Weitering to a stronger D4

    @randomcliche · 21/03/2016 at 10:35

    Don't touch this…till teams named.

    MAC · 24/03/2016 at 12:31

    If Hewitt is named i will downgrade oliver to him and upgrade a defender

anthonyc12 · 19/03/2016 at 12:27

Any thoughts? I'm particularly worried about my defense, bit of risk involved.

DEF: Laird, Kolodjashnij, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Hartley, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendles, Ablett, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Davis (Cuningham, Keays, Gore)

RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)

FWD: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (M. Brown, McDonald-Tip)

    Sc2016 · 19/03/2016 at 14:00

    Very generic, not thats a bad thing, will generate good cash flow early on, my only concern would be having Davis on the field, do you have any cash you can use to upgrade him?

Dasha · 19/03/2016 at 12:30

wines or parker?

    Jeff · 19/03/2016 at 14:34

    I'd go with Duncan

    Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 19:32

    Like both however I think Wines. Parker has and will spend time forward

Noah · 19/03/2016 at 12:31

DEF: Laird, KK, Johannisen, B. Smith, Dea, Brown. (Hartley, Broad)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Cripps, Liberatore, Mills, Gresham. (Keays, hewett, Davis)

RUCK: S. Martin, Gawn. (M. King)

FWD: D. Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Menadue. (Petracca, Grimley)

$21,800 – Remaining Salary

I have gone 4 deep in the defence, with the only one over $500k (Essentially Lekdogs Rule). I am not seeing many teams still with Brodie Smith and I believe that he is extremely under-priced, I have also gone with Laird which may pose a bit of a problem so hopefully they aren't taking points away from each-other. Johannisen is also a major risk because whilst he played extremely well in the NAB he may get the defensive forward.

In the midfield I am going to start with Fyfe, Danger and Ablett (self-explanatory). Rockliff is a must have especially with Beams out, the people worried about Rockliff's forward time should not be worried anymore. The only question is his injury niggle but can you really risk to go without him if he is named. Patrick Cripps, this is a different one because for the entire pre-season up until now I have had Luke Parker in, but after a 100+ from 53% game time he is in. He will not be tagged because its simply to hard to tag the contested beasts of our game and because of Murphy and Gibbs return. Libba (Self-Explanatory). Mills is going to run off the half back line and rack up the points. Rookies as through all lines will be changed.

The rucks are my biggest concern. Gawn is gunning for Goldstein's number one ruck position in the comp, he has lifted his stamina immensely and with the lowered rotations he will spend more time on the ground (admittedly I may be slightly biased as a Melbourne supporter). I have Stef Martin in at the moment but can I afford to go without Goldy, I am not sure yet.

Forwardline Dusty and Barlow are locked, Barlow going back to Freo's midfield and Dusty ready to show everyone how good he really can be. Locked. Aaron Hall with Gold Coasts midfielders out should score highly. Wells (Self-Explanatory).

Feedback and suggestions would be great.
Cheers Noah.

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:28

    Can't pick this apart at all. Only thing I could suggest is that if you really want Goldy, Dusty is the one to give up. I can see by your comments you won't, but the issue with his dad, the fact that he's fully priced would make him your main choice.

Sam · 19/03/2016 at 12:59

Made some changes. Tear it apart community!
DEF: H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown, M.Adams (C.Adamson, T.Ruggles)

MID: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff, N.Graham, T.Liberatore, C.Mills (C.Petracca, J.Dunkley, R.Davis)

RUCK: T.Golstein, Z.Smith (S.Grimley)

FOR: M.Barlow, K.Tippett, A.Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, S.Kerridge (C.Menadue, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti)

I've got $117,800 left over, only just below what i need to trade Smith to Gawn (Which is what almost everyone has said before i should do)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:23

    You should. Get rid of Grimley and you can. Playing Tippett means you only need a 102k loophole at R3

bfg · 19/03/2016 at 13:07

DEF: Laird, KK, Yeo, M. Brown (Ess), Hartley, M. Adams (Tipingwuti, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Prides, Rocky, Wines, Viney, Libba, C. Mills (Menadue, Gore, Davis)

RUCK: Mummy, Gawn (Currie)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, D. Smith, B. Kennedy, S. Kerridge, C. Petracca (Grimley, J. Long)

Big concerns are am I too deep in midfield and are there too many bombers in there?

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:22

    Yes yes and yes. There is no coming back if that backline spuds. I couldn't sleep with 3 117k first year rookies on field.

Jye · 19/03/2016 at 13:15

Hey guys, got a league that needs filling up. Code: 121211

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 15:38

    I'm in 🙂

    magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 22:44

    I'm In!

Blues_16 · 19/03/2016 at 13:29

All advice and feedback appreciated:
DEF – H Shaw, R Laird,
T Sheridan, J Weitering, M Dea, M Hartley,
(S Collins, T Ruggles)
2 premo locks, with hopes that Sheridan will prove a keeper in what seems to be a new role.
Rooks look to have solid JS early.

MID – N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, D Hannebery, L Neale, P Cripps,
J Steele, C Mills, C Oliver
(C Petracca, C Menadue, R Davis)
Prepared to take some risk here for POD.
Happy to overlook GAJ, Rocky and Libba (all as injury risks I won't take after last year) for Hanners and Neale (both will have super premo years), Crippa and Steele (both will continue to improve).

RUCK – T Goldstein, N Naitanui
(M King)
Best options I believe.

FWD – M Barlow, M Robinson, T Greene,
D Wells, B Kennedy, S Kerridge,
(L McCarthy, A McD-Tipungwuti)
Shattered Zorko out R1, I think he will be close to top Forward this year.

Good luck to everyone this year!

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:26

    very nice team, but a few things to consider before finalising it:

    1. Maybe not deep enough down back if sheridan doesnt have a big breakout then you might be vulnerable, even though hes looking tasty.
    2. Very mid-priced midfield and plenty of PODs, but perhaps one too many? If it works out youll be the ghandi of sc, but libba and especially the rockmonster are looking more safe even though risk = reward.
    3. Greene and Steele… prefer to go with one, as one is likely to get plenty of midfield time and the other left wanting around especially with ward, shiel, devon smith, kelly and your two picks running through there might be a little trapped.
    4. Can have zorko on bench for R1 and pray that the rookies can make up for it may be the way, but rookies could do bad so its safe in some cases.
    5. feel youve only got one safely picked FWD, 2 would be preferred robbo and greene can be inconsistent even though interestings PODs

    overall i think the team is very nice, but perhaps limit some of the risks/pods as they may not all aid your scores on a regular basis

harley · 19/03/2016 at 13:34





At least 3 keepers in defence there i believe. I'm not sold on RICH, the only reason i picked him was because of durability. I love BRODIE SMITH and I feel he could get back to his best this year, but he burnt me last year. also like MCGOVERN but worried about his durability in shoulder. but i think both these guys have more potential than RICH and higher ceilings. I'm unsure what to do there. I think SEEDSMAN also a good POD and will ave 90+ this year

i think GRAY,HALL and GREENE are all in for big years and are a good price now and will have a great first half year at least. and all have ability to knock out some big scores.

gone for 4 locks in the MID and 2 guys to cheap to pass up on CROUCH, risky but could achieve greatness, LIBBA im not sold think he will have a better second half year but with first 7 games at ETIHAD and his history, thats enough and a good stepping stone. MILLS just because hes the safest rookie with most potential to increase quickly and KENNEDY for his price, security swing option.

PETRACCA for loop hole and swing option for now but I may change my mind

thoughts community?

    Sarah · 19/03/2016 at 14:11

    If you think Seedsman will average 90+ put him in.

    magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 22:38

    Ive got Seedsman because everyone is going with Smith and Laird. Looked good in NAB 3, think he might be a sleeper @ his price he will steal points from Laird and Smith and could be a big POD? Gotta take chances and if you are gonna take chances do in the back line and shore up the front lines? My back line is….

    Shaw, Hurn, J. Lonergan, Seedsman Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Adams)

    Cheers mate!

@HeiroDAB · 19/03/2016 at 13:57

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Rosa, Weitering, Dea, Brown………. (Hartley, Collins / Adams)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Rockliff, Parker, Libber, Crouch, Manadue……….. (Gore, Davis, Macpherson)

RUCK: Jacobs, Gawn …….. (Cox)

FWD: Montagna, Dusty, Barlow, Lynch, Mcarthy, Kerridge ……….. (Grimley, Macdonals-tupi)


Baz · 19/03/2016 at 13:58

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Broad)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, T. Mitchell, Rockliff, Liberatore, B. Crouch, Mills (Menadue, Gore, Davis)
RUC: Naitanui, Gawn (Cox)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Ben Ken, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

I've got 106k to play with if things go wrong.

Rationale: Gone for value in the forward line, not really feeling many of the guys above 500k. Reckon Greene, Barlow and Hall will be averaging 100+ by years end. Wells and Kerridge could both average 85+
Mids and rucks are pretty set, hopefully I'll only have to worry about turning Mills into a premo and Crouch into an uber later down the track. Mitchell's a nice POD, averaged 112 without the vest last year I believe.
Backs I've gone for 2 keepers and a speculative pick in Sheridan. Dea and Weitering seem to have good job security and can pump out at 75 average until the byes
Would love to know what people think

    Sarah · 19/03/2016 at 14:03

    Solid team. Why do you think that Libba would be a keeper but Crouch won't? I'd be surprised if Libba outscores him.

      Baz · 19/03/2016 at 14:55

      That's a good point. I'm going on the basis that Libba's already got 2 premium seasons under his belt. Obviously gonna be hard to back up after being out for a whole season though. I think Libba's more proven at this stage but if both can avg 100+ at their low prices I'll be very happy.

DasGäv · 19/03/2016 at 14:21

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Gibson, Thumper, M. Brown (ESS), Dea, Hartley, Broad
MID; Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, Hopper, Cuningham, Keays, Davis
RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn, Chol (for VC loophole purposes and a cheap option to allow Grimley to swing between FWD and RUCK. I don't want a R3 who might actually get a game sometime, like Cox.)
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge, Petracca, Grimley, McDonald-Tipungwuti.

All constructive criticisms are welcome!

    DasGäv · 19/03/2016 at 14:25

    Forgot to mention, $99,100 still left in the bank.

      Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:33

      very nice team, but a few things to consider before finalising it:

      1. Tad deep in defence at the expense of a FWD premo, could work well but could be vulnerable.
      2. few of those rookies you have wont play for a few rounds, such as hopper, cunningham, keays and petracca (even though petracca wont be too far off and is set to break the womb)

      overall looks rather nice, strong mid and premos dont seem very risky which can be a positive 🙂

        DasGäv · 19/03/2016 at 19:40

        Thanks for the input Steve. I agree that I'm light on FWD premos, but to be honest I'm quite underwhelmed by most of the higher priced FWDs this year.
        I take your point about the midfield and forward rookies, so I've swapped Petracca for Menadue, Hopper for Ben Kennedy, and Keays for Polkinghorne. Cuningham I think will get a game sooner rather than later at Carlton.

Steve · 19/03/2016 at 15:09

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Broad, Hartley)

MID: Danger, Ablett, Gray, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Hewett, Petracca, Davis)

RUCK: S.Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)

FWD: Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Milera (Menadue, AMT)

7.4k in the bank

was also wondering whether i should get cripps instead of wines, both look like they will become amazing players but unsure of who will do it right now. both have easier fixtures than most of the comp, especially cripps (even though he's at carlton) so unsure of who to go with in particular.

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:08

    in the same situation with cripps and wines perhaps wines has been in a better team which may help with the tougher fixtures that come over the yr but then again cripps is the infamous cornboy

Nick · 19/03/2016 at 15:26

Let me know what you guys think of my team,

Backs – Shaw, Laird, KK, johanissen, Hartley, McDonald-tip (Wagner, s.collins)

Mids – danger, hannebery, priddis, rockliff, Barlow, liberatore, Mills, kerridge ( Hewett, Gore, Davis)

Ruc – Martin, Gawn (Grimley)

Fwds – montagna, gray, hall, Kennedy, Menadue, bombers m.brown (petracca, m.adams)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:19

    Personally I would put Barlow forward instead of Montagna and spend the 600k on a Super premo mid. Alternatively Parker and upgrade Kennedy to Wells

JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 15:30

Community, I've been salivating at some of the teams that have emerged on this glorious thread. Bless you Jock for creating all of this, and please fire away any criticisms or compliments you good lot can muster. My team:

DEF: Boyd, Laird, McGovern, Sheridan, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Treloar, Rockliff, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Cuningham, Keays, Davis)

RUC: Naitanui, Gawn (Wyatt)

FWD: Deledio, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (Kommer, AMT)

I've decided to go one less rook in the backs than most people have as I have a feeling that one of Weitering, Dea or Hartley will be an absolute flop. Only had enough cash for Dea so that dictated my decision! I think Matty Boyd has been drastically overlooked this year – he won't cop any attention like Shaw and has the consistent past I need from my D1. Hopefully he won't get rested! McGovern looked astute as always in the NAB and he won't have to stick on the big talls this year, which I hope will lead to some revamped scoring potential.
Mids are pretty typical other than Treloar. His class is a step above and his taste for the goals has me excited. I'm seeing a 115 average this year…
NicNat looks inhuman in the best possible way; Gawn has finally taken his head out of his arse and realised he's not a bloody rover!
Deledio is the unique in the fwds – only played one half of preseason but looked composed and ready. As long as he's fit I reckon he'll top the averages again.

Thanks all!

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:06

    quite a nice team but a few things to consider for your team

    1. Boyd only played 18 games last yr and hasnt played more than 19 since 2012
    2. Lids to start a tad slower and lose money but not a major issue even though he hasnt been amazing ever against carlton over the past couple years in their first hitout against them
    3. Treloar new club could be intersting with their stackedddddd midfield, but could work a treat

    overall a superb team, 50k worthy perhaps

      JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 21:25

      Cheers for the kind words, mate. I am having the same thoughts with Boyd. He may well change before the lockout but other than laird I'm struggling to find any truly reliable premos in that 450-550k bracket. I am willing to cop a slow-ish start with Lids as he really is a set-and-forget, but I agree – he takes time to get going. As for Treloar, I know points will be shared in that midfield but 1. he will rarely (if ever) cop the tag in front of Pendles/Sidebum, and 2. I think it'll encourage him to move higher up the ground and look for the big sticks. Thanks again for your feedback, Steve.

Gilly · 19/03/2016 at 15:34

I'm going goldstein with grimley as an R2 and hoping he can average around the 50 mark for the first 7 or so rounds which hopefully brings him to 300k, then planning to trade him up to a Martin or Gawn. Is this a good idea?

    Holty · 19/03/2016 at 15:44

    i think the problem with this is you are wanting these rookies on fienl to be averaging at least 60 for you. I think Grimley would be a more solid choice in a better team where the ball would be down his end. Its a no from me

      Holty · 19/03/2016 at 15:45


Scotty · 19/03/2016 at 15:39

Def- Houli, Gibson, Easton Wood, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Ruggles)
Mid- Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Wines, Cripps, Ward, Libba, Mills (Petracca, Davis, Gresham)
Ruc- Gawn, Grundy (Grimley)
For- Barlow, Devon Smith, Hall, Ben Kennedy, Milera, Kerridge (Brown, AMT)
Quite a few POD's but think it could work

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:16

    Out there, that's for sure. I think Wells at 245 is better value than Mills. Would consider taking Kennedy down to Menadue and Mills up to Wells.

Frederick · 19/03/2016 at 15:41

So this is my team I have 55k left in bank
Laird, KK, johannisen, wietering, m.brown, k.collins: hibbered, ruggles
Danger, Pendles, GAJ, gaff, rocky, Parker, Libba, menadue: gore, j long, Davis
Martin, Gawn: leorsch
Wingard, Barlow, hall, Menzel, kerridge, petracca: grimley, tipungwuti
I have gone with a solid midfield and left out top defenders and forwards because I don't think these lines will win you the game this year, I have stayed away from dusty because he his a roller coaster and I think he won't do well this year. Rookies will probably change but I am pretty with this team and I think it will be close to the one I line up with in round 1 all feedback is welcome positive and negative and I will improve my team off it

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:13

    I think you can go one less in the midfield and shore up the Defence. Maybe Parker to Crouch and a rookie to a 300 k D4. Or you could go all the way down to Mills and put a mid 400 D3 moving JJ to D4

Derek · 19/03/2016 at 15:42

Shaw, Simpson, newnes, KK, ibbotson, Oxley (Godard, Macintosh)

Ablett, Fyfe, Pendlebury, SMitchell, Griffin, Cripps, Heeney, Ellis-Holman (Miller, vandeburg, krakour)

Goldy, Bellchambers (Holmes)

Gray, dusty, swan, Cloke, Salem, Mitchell (lamb, lambert)

I'm a bit worried about Griffin and TBC, but I think SamMitchell and Fyfe are good picks. Abletts shoulder should be fine.

    CapTkaOs · 19/03/2016 at 15:55

    pssssst……derek……this is your 2015 starting team……welcome….

      Derek · 19/03/2016 at 16:26

      Ahhhhh memories.

      I can't believe I started the year with Cloke in my team

      How solid was that defence though?

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 16:03

    Good one lol, Newnes and Oxley in the backline is a masterstroke 🙂 I especially like the Macintosh, Krakouer, Bellchambers, Cloke and Salem choices 😉

Russ · 19/03/2016 at 15:50

Hiya community, I have some Leagues going that I'd like to get filled up with players who actually play every week and not get stuck with those annoying 1100 per week teams who make a team and then don't bother, who get auto filled in cause the league isn't full.
Not looking to set the world on fire but would like to have a competitive league with no washout sides in it.

We're probably on an intermediate level, so all are welcome, join one or join all if you like.

Cheers, Russ


Hope to see you there 🙂

Mitch17 · 19/03/2016 at 15:58

My team
Backs H.Shaw, J.Gibson, J.Bartel, G.Birchall, M.Brown, Hartely (Adams, Ruggels)
Mid P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, A.Treloar, O.Wines, T.Libatore, D.Wells, C.Mills, Keys (Clarke, Dunkley, Davis)
Rucks S.Martin, M.Gawn (Grimley)
Forward D.Martin, L.Dalehouse, M.Barlow, T.Greene, C.Menadue, S.Kerrigde (Philips, McDonald-Tipintungi)

    Mitch17 · 19/03/2016 at 15:59

    Thoughts on my team and if I should go with j.selwood and Parker over treloar and wines ?

      Derek · 19/03/2016 at 16:31

      I love the balance of the team.

      I would put Wells at F4 instead of Greene and Crouch at M6. I think crouch can make more cash than Greene.

        Mitch17 · 19/03/2016 at 16:50

        Ok then thanks for that I like my balance its good and alright then I really like the look of Greene but if you think I should get crouch instead then I will, which one was it ?

Dyno Mite · 19/03/2016 at 16:05

Any feedback appreciated. Well aware of risk to PODs. Rookies TBC before Rd1.

Def: Laird, K Kolo, Pittard, Sheridan, Weitering, Brown (ess) (Broad, Adams)

Mid: Ablett, Hannebery, Shiel, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, B.crouch, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Hewett)

Rucks: Mumford, Gawn (Cox)

Fwd: H. Bennell, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, B.Kennedy (L.McCarthy, Grimley)

Been trying to get Matty Dea in there somehow. 7,600 left

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:41

    Looks quite good, but a few considerations maybe?

    1. Mummy bear avgs 15.6 games a yr over the past 5 seasons, so could be perhaps get someone with greater durability to save a trade
    2. Maybe take 1 DEF mid-pricer instead of 2, even though they both could work nicely for sure, but pittard with 11 scores under 80 last yr might be a bit more risky with less upside than sheridan
    3. FWDs seem quite nice, but Bennell avgs 16.75 games over his past 4 yrs so maybe like mummy some durability could work and as well at a new club his output might be decreased when playing with the likes of fyfe mundy neale so not as much midfield time, but could work a treat. Also buddy up and down but hes a game winner so could be juicy

    overall i like it a lot, just some considerations to think bout when finalising it. Best of luck 🙂

      Dyno Mite · 19/03/2016 at 17:49

      Thanks Steve. duly noted

        Steve · 19/03/2016 at 18:04

        all goods buddy, the risks may supercede the rewards sometimes which may cause some early trades that can be prevented

Razza · 19/03/2016 at 16:28

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Smith, Dea, Brown, Hartley, ( Adams, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, S Gray, Graham, Libba, B Crouch, Anderson, (Hewett, Kerridge, Davis)

RUCK: Gawn, NicNat, (Grimley)

FWD: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Kennedy (Petracca, Tippa)

Every year i have been constantly been ranked in the top 0%. Premiums and Rookies has always worked well every year.
Last year, all of our teams were very similar.
This year i decided to take more risks, having more mid pricers therefore possibly end up better outcomes or could be a disaster.

Big Risks: Graham obviously in a poor side, (Cripps scored incredibly well in a bottom two side) i believe Graham can score over 90 each week. Crouch, silly off season drama, still play round 1 with no nab game time, comfortably scoring 110 each week with Vince and Dangerfield in the guts with him…. ohh wait, they are gone, will produce a solid 100 each week. Sam Gray, another risk, scored beautifully well last year but they lost a few mids last year due to injuries. I still think he could score very well.

Defence is the weakest but not too concerned

Thoughts everyone?

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 16:58

    Very good team, but would suggest a few things to consider:

    1. Anderson to Mills
    2. Dahlhaus to Dusty due to less midfield time for dahlhaus because of Libba coming back (but i could be wrong)
    3. Buddy up and down but i guess could work a treat if he smashes it

    but knowing it all the players will go bang bang and youll win the 50k

      Razza · 19/03/2016 at 17:08

      Thanks for your input, what do you think of my updated version now?

      1) Yeah definitely forgot to kick Anderson out, i didnt want him in my team.
      2) Great tip but i hope you are wrong
      3) Buddy, he has always been in the top 6 every year.

    Razza · 19/03/2016 at 17:03

    I still dont trust B Smith, decided to go with Kolo and JJ, and remove graham and anderson in the mids.

    DEF: Shaw, Laird, Kolodjashnij, Johannisen, Dea, Brown, (Hartley, Ruggles)

    MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, S Gray, Libba, B Crouch, Menadue, Kerridge, (Petracca, MacPherson, Davis)

    RUCK: Gawn, NicNat, (Grimley)

    FWD: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Kennedy (Adams, Tippa)

      Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:16

      HAHAHAHA good on you for kicking that anderson kids out, mills collects pill while he collect nil

      looks rather juicy as i said dahl might go down in price and buddy a tad risky but cant go wrong as they should end up in the top 10 by the end of the year.

      KK should smash it but i feel at times he has a low patch throughout the yr when you can pick him up cheaper, even though hes ready to breakout of the womb

      S.Gray to wines/cripps perhaps who may have a tad more upside, even though i feel Sam Gray might in fact challege ollie in the guts

        Razza · 19/03/2016 at 17:34

        Thank you for your thoughts, I do like the look of Mills, i have never picked up any first year players in the top 10. They are far too expensive. History tells us that.

        Not many teams has Franklin and Dahlhaus, they can be my PODs.
        Everyone has Martin ( he will score will, silly family drama but shouldnt affect his scores too much. I will pick him up later in the season.

        Yeah S Gray is a big risk, he is not a definite. I could put Graham back in and remove Gray and upgrade a rookie to Mills. That could work out well.

          Steve · 19/03/2016 at 18:02

          mills looking rather delicious off half back, as long as he can keep his spot we shall reap the rewards 🙂

          forwards seem to be the biggest area for uncertainty this yr, could be the make or break line of the field. for me im heading in with zorko barlow and hall even though zorko sits at the pub game 1

          gray rather risky but i feel graham is very risky too given his team and murphy coming back in might seem him collect less berries. gray at your M4 perhaps needs to be a premo, otherwise you leave it a bit risky to have only 3 premium mids (price wise anyways)

spiro · 19/03/2016 at 17:14

Hi got a league that still needs a few numbers to fill it. Last year was rankes in the top 150 leagues so looking for supercoaches who avg around 2200. League code is 545918

Caleb · 19/03/2016 at 17:31

Hi guys this is my team at the moment
(def) Shaw, KK, Birchall, Smith, M.Brown(Ess), Broad (Hartley, Bonner)
(Mid) Danger, Gaz, Shiel, Rockliff, M.Crouch, Libba, Mills, Parish (Gresham, Keays, Hibberd)
(Ruck) Naitanui, Sinclair (Cox)
(Fwd) Martin, Zorko, Barlow, De Goey, Wells,Kerridge (Petracca, McDonald Tipungwuti)
Open for suggestions guys. Thanks

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:48

    Looks quite decent but perhaps a few things to consider?

    1. tad deep down back, perhaps downgrade one to a rookie and upgrade your MID line such as smith down to weitering.
    2. Midfield a tad lacking in depth maybe, but looks quite nice if the mid pricers go well 🙂 would suggest downgrading parish if he doesnt play to another rookie like hewett or menadue. also keays and hibberd arent looking like playing R1 maybe davis, hewett and menadue present better value there?
    3. Sinclair in the ruck rather risky, would be more safe to bring in godly, martin or maybe gawn who present true top 5 ruck value
    4. FWD looks delicious! zorko not playing R1 but only 1 week hopefully AMT or someone else can make up for him nicely 🙂

    overall looks good, could get you the 50k if all goes to plan, best of luck 🙂

Joshua · 19/03/2016 at 17:44

Hey all, appreciate all Comments kind or not

HS, Gibson, Bartel, rich, m brown, Hartley (Collins, ruggles)

Fyfe, pendles, Ablett, prddis, k Stevens, m couch, c mills, menadue (gore, Hewitt, Davis)

Martin & Gawn

Barlow, Greene, hall, wells, b Kennedy, keerige (m Adams, AMT)

Happy with forward line but considering two options:
1 downgrade Bartel to Dea or weitering in order to upgrade couch and Martin to goldy or
2 downgrade couch to petracc a for a loop hole until r4 then upgrade Bartel to laird and Martin to goldy


    Razza · 19/03/2016 at 17:55

    1) Remove Rich (has never been a great scorer) for Johannisen.
    2) Remove K Stevens (Libba will take his spot which will affect K Steven's output) for Brad Crouch or Libba.

    Use the extra money to upgrade Greene or Hall or M Crouch. Preferably M Crouch.

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:55

    Looks a nice squad but as you said defs some things to consider:

    1. Rather deep in defence maybe, could take bartel out but would love to see stevens upgraded to a more likely top 10 finish like wines or shiel.
    2. crouch vs libba could be interesting, might make or break your season so tread with caution.
    3. Green could go well, but the midfield of GWS seems to be happy without him there with the likes of ward, shiel, smith, kelly and steele rotating through nicely. might find more value in S.Gray, at a below 500k price, or even buddy at 470

    looks good though, just some minor adjusts to be made to truly strengthen it 🙂 knowing me im wrong and youll head to crown with the 50k. best of luck

mark · 19/03/2016 at 17:50

Thoughts on grant birchall community?

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 17:57

    seems durable, avging 19 games over the past 5 seasons. just depends whether you feel he will be better than the likes of KK, Bartel, JJ, who drift around his price (JJ ofc 50k less).

Steve · 19/03/2016 at 18:05

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Broad, Hartley)DEF: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Broad, Hartley)

MID: Danger, Ablett, Gray, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Hewett, Petracca, Davis)

RUCK: S.Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)

FWD: Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Milera (Menadue, AMT)

7.4k in the bank

was also wondering whether i should get cripps instead of wines, both look like they will become amazing players but unsure of who will do it right now. both have easier fixtures than most of the comp, especially cripps (even though he's at carlton) so unsure of who to go with in particular.

    Razza · 19/03/2016 at 18:18

    Great team, i like it a lot

    Dont get Cripps, great player but Wines is a safer bet, I see Wines scoring more in a better side.
    I do like the Zorko pick, was great in the last few rounds but he does produce 60s in throughout the season at least 4 times but stick with him. Will be top 8.
    Not sure about Weitering, he will produce 60s every week, you wont earn much out of him(price wise) but will play all year except a game or two for a rest.

    You really dont have to change anything at the moment. Perhaps wait till round one line up comes out and go from there.

    Russ · 19/03/2016 at 18:38

    Not sure if you're aware but Zorko is suspended until round 2

      Steve · 19/03/2016 at 18:58

      am indeed, feel as though just one game out shouldnt mean i dont pick him at all, its like when a player gets injured for one game or suspended for a game youll bench em instead of trading them out. hence why i feel picking zorko and having a extra rookie on field for just one game might work 🙂

      thanks though

        Kevin Skywalker · 19/03/2016 at 19:41

        Zorko is a gutsy call, hope it works. Had contemplated it myself but on restructuring I now can't fit him in

    JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 21:43

    Hey Steve, thought I might return the favour!

    I really like the cookie-cutter structure but with a few, big PODs. Gotta say, Simpson's average over the last 5 seasons has to be the most consistent in the comp! Has durability too, so although I don't want to trust him I can see your reasons.
    I was having the exact same issues between Wines/Cripps in the early stages. You've probably thought this through in depth but Cripps in my opinion has more upside and a higher ceiling. His team, on the other hand, will be thrashed so badly that Wines may end up the better option. I don't really think you can go wrong – I like either.
    Zorko is going to explode sometime in the next three years, and I'm not sure which one. Shouldn't cop the tag over Hanley or Beams when he's back so scoring should be relatively consistent.

    Good stuff, Steve, loving your insight on all posts.

      Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:30

      Zorko R1 doing my head in but feel he could be that loophole for the week considering hes playing sunday arvo.

      yeh the structure is rather bland in many ways but theres some pods in there as you pointed out. wines/cripps will be killer going into round 1 considering the infamous cornboy plays game 1 of r1. zorko should be good this year i feel, keeps developing his hunger and feel he will cement his spot in the top 5 fwds even top 3 maybe, really wants the ball, can be a goal sneak and tackling is solid.

      and thanks, today is one of those days i thought i wouldnt mind helping some fellow community members, considering many ppl here will just be waiting endlessly for help/feedback that either doesnt come or isnt very detailed. hows your team going? (if i havent reviewed already HAHA)

        JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 22:50

        Haha, you really are on a roll Steve! You game me some compliments and tips on my team earlier today (that's why I was "returning the favour"). So yeah, it's coming along nicely, thanks in part to your advice my friend.

          Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:05

          well my 2nd sc yr so i wanna actually put a lil effort to get a nice ranking perhaps.

          win the 50k for me mate so we can get on the pis*s with jock and the boys HAHHA

          all goods friend, just wanna help some fellow community members out, good deed for the day

          comment got deleted for saying pi*s, fair call HAHHAHA

            JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 23:12

            HAHAHAHA now there's a plan! I can tell you I won't be winning – can't trade to save my life – but we can dream, we can dream…

              Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:53

              HAHA well maybe we make combine the brains and challenge sir jock and crouchings slippa… yes we dare to dream

Steve · 19/03/2016 at 18:34

Thanks very much for your input razza 🙂

cripps and wines is going to be one of those flip of the coin picks perhaps but leaning towards wines. zorko should be more consistent this yr as he will progress as a player and without beams for a bit, but yes those dreaded 50s and 60s will make me lose some hair.
weitering i also thought was a bit of an interesting lock for many, like for a key defender he might get those big impact moments with intercept marks and spoils, but then might go missing for big patches of the game. is it worth going to a player like collins from the doggies or adams from doggies too, then upgrading wines to priddis or something of the sort?

wont change it much unless rookies decide to go limp on me

    Razza · 19/03/2016 at 18:46

    But you know carlton will improve a little this year but will be a bottom 4 side. The ball will always be in the backline at carlton therefore weitering could get a few extra pills which can be a positive.

    I think it depends on who plays round one, Collins and Adams may not play round one, thats why rookies don't really count for now till the team sheets comes out

    Your team is very strong. Well balanced. Possibly better than my team haha.

      Steve · 19/03/2016 at 19:28

      mmmm very good call, hence why i rate simpson as a good pick perhaps. basically gone with minimal risk at the moment experimentation might come around the byes but feel a solid start is needed to start.

      and yeh needing those to team sheets come out, could be some interesting dilemmas if many are picked like gresham and keays.

      haha thanks plenty, spent that much time on this team, your team is very good though more risky so youll have a big reward if it comes off

MarkM2211 · 19/03/2016 at 19:36

1st time poster. Any comments appreciated.

DEF: Macmillan, Rich, Salem, Yeo, Johannisen, Hartley, – M Brown, M Adams

MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Sidebottom, Wines, Barlow, M.Crouch, Libba – Davis. McPherson, Marcon

RUCK: Goldy, Gawn – Cox

FWD: Barlow, Steele, Wells, Mendue, Kerridge, Tipungwuti – Long, Choi

Tell me what ya think? $8,500 left over

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 19:43

    youve got 2xbarlows in your team, as well 5 risky as hell defenders and only 1 premo fwd, need to fix it up – post the changes to either barlow and ill assess it for you champ 🙂

H DOG · 19/03/2016 at 19:40

Hey guys its been a couple of years since I played last would love to come back and take the boys down at work..

this is my team so far any help would be fantastic

BACK: Shaw, Laird, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, Brown, BENCH K Collins, Ruggles

MID Fyfe, Danger, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Liba, B Crouch, Mills. BENCH Gresham, Hewett, Davis

Ruck Naitanui, Gawn, BENCH Grimley.

FWD Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge, BENCH Petracca, McDonalt-Tip


    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 19:49

    looks like a nice team for sure, perhaps a few things to consider?

    1. maybe only 2 proper premo defenders leaves you a bit vunerable if and only if sheridan duds up, but he should be okay IMO.
    2. very deep in the gutttts. can work out but then again could look to move the cash around a touch to make it more of a strengthened team.
    3. FWD line is a bit week with only 1x500k+ premo in there, not a fan of the greene selection if you had some funds could upgrade to someone like s.gray or buddy (480 and 470), or someone who is 500+ such as dusty, zorko, wingard etc

    either way, a very nice team but could be caught a tad off-guard if the mids dont power your through and fwd and def play a bit iffy… best of luck should be enough to get the raise at work

Chris · 19/03/2016 at 19:42

Hi all just wanted to get some feedback and thoughts on current team.

H.shaw, b.smith, m.suckling, j,wintering, b.whitecross, m.brown (m.hartley, t,rugged)
P.dangerfield, s,pendlebury, g,ablett, d, sheil, o.wines,
T.liberator, b,crouch,c.mills. (b.keays, r.davis, a.marcon)
Naitanui, Gawn (grimly)
D.martin, m.barlow, t.greene, d.wells, j.simpkin, s.kerridge
(m.adams, a.mcdonald-tipungwati)

68k in kitty

What do you think, still waiting on crouch, also rookies rd1

    Derek · 19/03/2016 at 19:45

    I assume you will switch to Dea if Whitecross not named

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 19:52

    quite a decent team, but i have thoughts you might like to consider?

    1. defence is a tad weak, only 1 450k)+ could leave you stranded if suckling and smith dud up, and they have before with inconsistent scores but high risk = high reward. as well would recommend whitecross to dea and upgrading suckling or smith to laird if you have enough $
    2. perhaps in your FWD line, greene to hall might work better as there is tremendous upside with hall

    your team is overall very solid, just might need to be a tad more balanced particularly down back 🙂 best of luck, 50k could be yours

      Chris · 19/03/2016 at 20:05

      Thanks for the feedback
      Dear was one I was looking to switch if no whitecross.
      But with roughhead out for a while thought he may get his chance.

        Steve · 19/03/2016 at 20:53

        sicily likely to take toughies role and howe is playing no so whitecross unlikely to make it due to these factors :/

MarkM2211 · 19/03/2016 at 19:45

1st time poster. Any comments appreciated.

1st time poster. Any comments appreciated.

DEF: Macmillan, Rich, Salem, Yeo, Johannisen, Hartley, – M Brown, M Adams

MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Sidebottom, Wines, Barlow, M.Crouch, Libba – Davis. McPherson, Marcon

RUCK: Goldy, Gawn – Cox

FWD: Barlow, Steele, Wells, Mendue, Kerridge, Tipungwuti – Long, Choi

Tell me what ya think? $8,500 left over

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 19:58

    few considerations which youll need to take into account:

    1. 5×400-450k defenders is likely to leave you stranded with at least 1-2. would recommend upgrading a couple of them to shaw and laird and downgrading one to dea or weitering
    2. midfield very strong, but too deep in my opinion you need mills to be in there or someone arouns that price for the reason im about to bring up next.
    3. wayyyy too skinny in the fwd line, as skinny as an anorexic model IMO. steele at F2 is playing with danger and wells at F3 wont help either. need to upgrade there by taking a defender to a rookie who is around 400k, and upgrading a couple of those fwds to make it more durable.
    4. your rookies are basically 102k in the mid and fwd line, get in hewett, petracca, grimley etc coz they actualy will play

hedski · 19/03/2016 at 20:14

Duncan + Weits V B.Crouch + JJ?

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 20:39

    b.crouch and jj for me personally, mainly because crouch has been able to avg near 100 before, and jj looking good, where as duncan looks very primed but weits isnt as safe. but tbh its a real toss up, duncan as a pod could be a good start to your season if he fires away

      hedski · 19/03/2016 at 21:37

      Thinking the same about Mitch Steve but weits (d4) vs JJ (d4). Feel better with a bit more down back. Thanks mate.

    JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 21:46

    Option 2 for me, mate. I don't subscribe to this 'shallow down back' approach many are going with this year.

      hedski · 19/03/2016 at 21:55

      Yep woolyschlong 4 deeps the go

        Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:31

        very good call, i guess i dont know the rest of your team but 4 down back could be the way to go.

Wombat · 19/03/2016 at 20:16

Thoughts community!
Backs: Laird Murphy Gibson Hurn Dea Hartley
(Collins Ruggles)
Mids: Danger Ablett Gray Selwood Sheil B Crouch Mills B Kennedy ( Hewett Gore Davis)
Rucks: Jacobs Nic Nat (cox)
Forwards: Martin Barlow Hall Wells Kerridge Menadue
(Adams, Macca tipped whatever)

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 20:48

    looks like quite a nice team you have, perhaps some considerations?

    1. 4x450k+ defenders could be a taddddd deep, whereby spreading the money elsewhere might benefit you all round the ground.
    2. Selwood had a good game on friday, yet it is to be seen whether he cops the tag or it goes to danger, so IMO even as a cats supporter myself i would wait and see how he goes and how much attention he cops. recommend rocky for selwood for now at least rocky is a genuine monster of sc avg 132 in 2014 and 121 when returning from injury late in 2015 (9 games)
    3. jaobs a very nice pod, but stef martin for 15k more and only 4 90 and below scores over the past two years (compared to jacobs' 11) could mean youll get more of a consistent output from the stiffy man

    other than thosr things to consider, you team is mightyyyy strong, would back it in to be a top side

      Wombat · 20/03/2016 at 10:24

      Thanks mate. Think I'm going back to Rockliff. 2 premium Mids from the same side doesn't sit well with me.Still not set on my backs but I definitely see where you're coming from! Been weitering to Hurn for a while!

MikeRoss4 · 19/03/2016 at 20:32

Def: Shaw, Laird, Johannisen, Hurn, Dea, Broad
(Hartley, Mcdonald-Tipungwi)
Mid: Dangerfield, Abblett, Armitidge, Rockliff, Duncan, Brad Crouch, Wells, Gresham (Polkinghorn, Keays, Dunkley)
Rucks: Goldstein, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Simpkin, Kerridge, Petracca (L. McCarthy, Mitch Brown)

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 20:59

    nice looking team, perhaps a few considerations to ponder on?

    1. deep down back seems okay, but i would prefer for you to choose either JJ or Hurn and downgrade one to weits, opening up some cash for my next point.
    2. your midfield seems nice, however i think have army and duncan could leave you stranded if they dont live up to their potential. perhaps upgrading duncan to a hanners/priddis/pendles or something of the sort might be nice, and army to gray who is going to have a soft fixture in a good team as well.
    3. im not a fan of simpkin, and you need mills in your midfield. my advice would be to drop simpkin, bring wells to F4, and get Mills in for wells at M7.
    4. risky robbo at F2 – would prefer to see a dusty/zorko/wingard/Buddy selection who have been able to prove their overall worth, or if you want a POD sam gray could breakout out.

    overall, i think your team is quite good on all floors, justa little bit of considerations maybe that can help you get the best possible outcome for you. best of luck

      MikeRoss4 · 20/03/2016 at 19:50

      Cheers mate. I think Robbo has matured a lot and could really take it to another level this year and be consistently 100+. I think the forward line is really tough again on picking premiums and will be a bit hit and miss.

Paulie8414 · 19/03/2016 at 20:54

Def: Laird, d.Rich, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea, Broad (Hartley Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe,Dangerfied,Ablett, Rocklif, L.Parker, Libba, B.Crouch, C.Mills (Gresham,Kaeys, R.Davis)
Rucks: Naitanui, Gawn
Fwd: Barlow, Billings, A.Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, S.Kerridge (Menadue Tipungwuti)

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:37

    looking like a decent team for sure paulie, maybe some things to consider?

    1. a bit shallow down back with only one 450k+ defender, with rich and sheridan being risky perhaps not in their point scoring but for your structure if they dont push into the premo scoring for a defender. maybe upgrade rich to a more established defender feeling sheridan more valuable at his price.
    2. fwd line is a bit underdone too, just feel billings could be upgraded to a more established player like dusty/zorko/wingard etc, or if you want that below 500k range a safer risk might be buddy or s gray

    overall, very solid squad, just a couple considerations for the def and fwd areas, middle and rucks are erectile worthy

bennykels · 19/03/2016 at 21:06

Hit me!
Going for some good cash to upgrade. But a team that will also score well.

Backs: shaw, laird, suckling, lonergan, brown, Hartley ( k.collins, McDonald tip)

Mids: Ablett, Fyfe, danger, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Oliver (polkinghorn, Gresham, Davis)

Rucks: Gawn, Smith

Fwds: Dahlhaus, Barlow, Franklin, Wells, B. Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Milera)

Give it to me !!!

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 21:28

    Dump suckling for Hurn

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:43

    decent looking team, but some things to consider perhaps?

    1. suckling and lonergan defs give your team some uniqueness, but IMO one of the two would be preferred, as a safer risk might be JJ, KK or sheridan who seem to be on the verge rather than suckling who might not have as much impact, but i like the uniqueness for sure.
    2. firstly and lastly for the middle, not sure about olivers worth, saw last yr we had cornboy and newton and one went well and the other dudded; feel the same this season. would rather save some coin for menadue or a playing rookie instead of jamie oliver, hes only good for his cooking.
    3. smith could be a very nice POD but i feel if you downgrade oliver you can get nic nat in who represents some true value at 560 or 561
    4. fwds nicely done, but i feel dahl might not get his preferred output due to the fact libba, hunter and macrae and stringer will build the middle more and more and dahlhaus will spend more time forward of the contest. dusty/zorko/wingard/s.gray present more value IMO

    overall a nice squad, just a few minor changes will make it 50k worthy 🙂 best of luck

IceMan · 19/03/2016 at 21:22

Only $400 left in the bank, squeezed every penny out of the salary cap.
Backs: H. Shaw, R. Laird, J. Johannisen, B. Smith, M. Deal, M. Hartley (N. Broad, M. Brown)
Mids: P. Dangerfield, D. Hannebery, R. Gray, T. Rockliff, P. Cripps, T. Liberatore, B. Crouch, C. Oliver (B. Kennedy, J. Gresham, R. Davis)
Rucks: S. Martin, M. Gawn (J. Simpkin)
Forwards: M. Barlow, A. Hall, J. De Goey, D. Wells, C. Menadue, S. Kerridge (M. Adams, A. McDonald-Tipungwuti)
The first 4 in defence, I feel will be top 10 by the end of year barring injuries. Mids feels balanced, didnt over spend on stars, I feel like I can bring them in cheaper later. Set and forget rucks. De Goey is my mid pricer, other than that it should be similar to others forward lines.
Thoughts community?

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:49

    a very nice squad IMO, strong with some uniqueness which is nice, however a few things to consider before finalising it

    1. 4 down back could be a tad risky for your other lines which may lack, and looking at the fwd line, one 450k+ forward is dangerous IMO.
    2, midfield is more stacked than the cornboys plate at dinner time, which is very nice. must say oliver for mills is a must IMO, just something that needs to be done as he represents good value in a good team off half-back. also no gaz, pendles or fyfe is a tad risky but might well pay off, would get gazza in for the cornboy IMO.
    3. fwd line looks a tad lacking as i mentioned previously, perhaps upgrade de goey and downgrade a back to get someone like dusty/zorko/wingard, or a bit cheaper in s.gray/buddy. however in saying that, i like the calculated risks youve taken.

    overall a nice team, structure and some big calls seperate you from the rest, very likely to succeed if the PODs go bang but might hurt if not, so tread with a lil caution over the long term. best of luck 🙂

      IceMan · 19/03/2016 at 23:57

      I appreciate the detailed feedback. I can go Broad or Brown to Ruggles, which frees up cash for Oliver to Mills. Fyfe, pendles and Gazza I feel at some point in the season I can get them for cheaper, hence spending that money now on making my backline solid. Just a fact about forwards this year 7 out of 12 top forwards from last year are just mids this year. Dusty has some family issues atm, will be cheaper eventually and I've left it thin purely for cash generation(rookies should score more than defensive ones).

Stickman · 19/03/2016 at 21:29

The team is currently looking like this with 20k in the bank:
Houli, Enright, Johannisen, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Collins)
Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Liberatore, Ah Chee, Mills, Gore (Hewett, Long, Clarke)
Naitanui, Gawn (Grimley)
Martin, Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Wells, Kennedy (Kerridge, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 22:59

    interesting lil team you got here, some pods which may be vital for you winning that 50k and shouting the community some slabs. some things to consider perhaps though?

    1. houli tends to have his low patches every now and again, can have a big run then ramadan comes and his beard gets a bit heavy. likely to be areally good pick overall, but maybe more of an upgrade option IMO. like enright and JJ, not lacking too much depth down back whatsoever but tread with caution if JJ starts dudding up.
    2. middle of the field perhaps lacking some power, perhaps upgrade ah chee who has a fair amount of comp for midfield time and might not get a big look in over this particular season. would say getting either crouch would be nice considering you only got 20k.
    3. fwd a tad deep IMO, theres plenty of rookies who will be able to get early cash and i believe giving them a go is crucial, so maybe downgrading a martin who seems to have father issues and might be a bit off to start with, and get in a rookie, so you can elevate the ah chee to a big boy.

    overall looks nice, but fwd rookies with yr are at a premium. best of luck 🙂

      Stickman · 19/03/2016 at 23:41

      Cheers mate,
      After Brad Crouch didnt play a game in the NAB I kind of got stuck with Ah Chee due to the lack of funds.
      You make a good point about Martin to help fix the predicament.
      I understand what you are saying about JJ, only thoughts is that he seems to be the Newnes type and if he goes gangbusters I don't want to be behind the 8 ball. I'll try to keep some cash in the bank so if spuds it up I can corrective trade him to a KK or Yeo early one.

magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 21:43

Ok well here's my side as of now til the line ups come out and could change with the likes of Milera and B. Kennedy? Pondering and changing for a few days now.

DEF:Shaw, Hurns, Lonergan, Seedsman, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Adams)

MID: Danger, Pendels, Ablett, R.Gray, Shiels, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills (Gore, Petracca, R. Davis)

RUC: Goldy, Gawn (Leorsch)

FWD: Barlow, A. Hall, De Geoy, D. Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

Tear it apart!

    JoeWoolcock · 19/03/2016 at 23:04

    Loving the Hurn pick, Mags. A few of those eagles backs really are underpriced given their strange injury-patching roles last year. I haven't seen any of Jesse Lonergan so I can't really comment. Seedsman will be interesting – will be fighting to keep his spot but if he does he'll score nicely (between 80 & 85 I'd say).

    Gee, if that's shiels (hawks) and not shiel (giants) I see in your midfield then you have a POD indeed! Think I saw something BVC said about him earlier regarding his ability to go on incredible scoring streaks. Who knows, maybe he can thread it together for the whole season?

    Thin up front in theory but I much prefer seeing a cheaper forward line than backline. You could do much worse than De Goey for a breakout contender & Hall seems to be a shoe-in now for most teams. Just counting now though that's six midpricers you've got – there's a pair of plums under those feathers!

    Overall though, very solid M4V, very solid.

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 23:17

      No its Shiel (GWS) the "S" was an accident

        magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 23:28

        Thanks Itchy Balls! Yes it was!

      magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 23:47

      Yes Joe….thin up front but the fwd line is where the upgrades and cash is supposedly to be made? When i see rooks come out could alter a fair bit? Thanks for your option!

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:09

    well first your a magpie supporter so ill have to cut it down like geelong did in the 2011 granny. without making you tear up, ill just quickly say the team looks nice and unique, but could be better a lil:

    1. skinny as swanny on coke during the offseason, maybe some upgrade to seedsman or lonergan (preferabbly seedy) so you can strengthen it as only 1 450k+ defender leaves you stranded if the mid pricers dont step up.
    2. middle is very nice, cant even cut that down, except that pendles to selwood would be my choice (jks jks geelong gags)
    3, bit skinny up fwd too, would love to see some money going there. my advice could be to downgrade seedy and upgrade de goey, only 1 450k+ fwd seems a bit risky and you wanna cover a few tracks will still remaining a bit unique.

    overall, lovin the team but hatin the username, best of luck to the season; for your sc team, not the pies HAHAHAHA

      magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 23:42

      Mate….don't hate! Just the side I barrack for ………..probably don't like the side you Barrack for ……judging by your respons?

      Pendels for Selwood with Danger there ………….NEVER…….I want what ur smoking!!!! Pendels more consistent and Selwood is no longer the man in the litter box!

      Nothing wrong with Coke……yeah maybe upgrade Seedsman…..not the best choice but defense is difficult and its pick your poison……tough to tell who will be good consistent other than Shaw? Both are supose to go through the guts in the mid and seedman probably more than Laird or smith? But I'm not the coach so I don't know what the plan is?

      Not skinny up forward Ive considered greene and he's still a option? There's a back up plan based on rooks.

      Dont hate…and dont be a little man……. be a man and man up!


        magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 23:43

        Oh Yeah….Have a Coke and a Smile! ; )

          Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:52

          HAHHAa im kidding mate honestly dont hate any team just a bit of banter in my opinion to lighten the tense sc mood, sorry if i came off offensive.

          HAHHAHAA i was kidding with pendles for selwood hence why i said "jks jks geelong gags"

          many consistent players up back, especially laird enright bartel simpson so many to consider.

          i feel you need 3 450k+ fwds, might be wrong though if de goey goes bananas and avgs 100 ill look like a good muppet, just my preference would be to get in someone with more reliability.

          and yeh sorry bout the whole geelong vs collingwood banter, just wanted to stir the pot and have some fun, maybe i should mentioned that somewhere. defs gonna get some of that coke, if it won swanny the brownlow it must be worth a try HAHA

            magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 23:55

            No worries Mate! I got it……just giving it back! I was just giving it back…..in good banter! : )

              magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:00

              Ok I'm not keen on Laird….hear? Seedsman will be the man up the middle in the guts?? he's low priced and steal points from Laird and Smith? Its just his price and the back line is so hard to fill? Its either go big in the back line or go shit? So trying to balance the back line the best I can? and fill the guts?

              Dude you are all good I was LOL at ur response I just wanna get a little dig into! ; )

                magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:00

                I hate his price its a gamble???

                  Steve · 20/03/2016 at 00:15

                  HAHHAAH oh good for a while there wasnt sure if you were srs or joking also!

                  fair call, laird could be amazing or end up as promising as pendles dear old dreads. seedy could do very well, not easy though to see how well he will do even if he gets mid time, considering m crouch, tommo, sloane and brad crouch to name some are already willing to make names for themselves. would feel more confident downing seeds to a rookie and upgrading de goey, but i very much like the unique side to your team

                  HAHAHHAHA well it was a good dig, many to come i hope 🙂

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:20

                    Seeds is a gamble and mid pricer but damn the back line is so tough? Pick your poison?

                    Dude its all good mate!!!! I was serious! LOL I'm a Pie's fan! I can take it I was just giving it back!

                    Who's the King of the Litter Box? Danger or Jelwood?

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:24

                    Yes Ive though about downing seeds to a rookie and that's not out of the pic…..just waiting patiently like the rest of us! I very well could go 5 rookies in back line?

                    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 00:46

                    ahahahhaha yeh basically he could kill it but very risky just like getting daisy back to the pies 😛

                    HAHHAHHA good man good man im a cats fan so theres alwayssss banter to be had.

                    dangers the fresh meat, but jelwood is the king and (hopefully) always will be. the amount times hes been cut open but carried on shows who he is, true leader im proud of everything hes done. best is not even here yet which is scary, give danger the tag and selwood will be in my team rather quickly

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 01:01

                    Oh c'mon DAISY? That was a low bow…..all I can say is he should have never left the Pie's it was his demise! F'ck Daisy!!!!

                    No….Danger is the new king of the litter box ….Jelwood has been pushed out! Geelong Fans love that Danger is there …….he's the King and you know it! Everyone knows it Jelwood is second fiddle now!!! He's still great! But second fiddle!

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 01:07

                    Dude Jelwood is awesome!!! Love him! He's the face of the Litter Box for now! Danger will be the new face of the little box soon!

                    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 01:12

                    AHHAHAHHA very low blow but i aint saying sorry for that one 😉

                    perhaps so perhaps so, but jelwood has gotten us through a few years now, danger will never become captain over selwood IMO, but they will both be so destructive as they are 2 of the top 5 mids of the AFL (if you dont think selwood is up there, 115 avg over the past 5 yrs is damn elite)

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 01:19

                    Yes maybe ur right? Love them both and actually have zero ill feelings towards the litter box! Now the Hawks are a different story! Don't like the Hawks PERIOD!

                    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 01:21

                    Hate it when they win premos too!

Danners · 19/03/2016 at 21:44

Hi community. Thought I might see what the community thinks of my team
DEF: H.Shaw, A.Rance, R.Laird, J.Bartel, M.Brown, M.Hartley (N.Broad, N.Newman)
MID: S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, R.Gray, D.Shiel, T.Rockliff, T.Liberatore, C.Mills, R.Clarke (R.Davis, C.Petracca, J.Dunkley)
RUCK: S.Jacobs, N.Naitanui (M.Chol)
FWD: M.Barlow, M.Robinson, A.Hall, D.Wells, C.Menadue, S.Kerridge (M.Adams, AMT)
$6,300 in the bank

Trying to avoid the midpricer as much as possible particularly in defence. Last year I went in with "The gift", Newnes, and B.Goodes last year which none had a good start or played well other than Newnes late.
Going a bit lighter than most in the midfield as I believe I will be able to get Dangerfield/Fyfe/Priddis under $600k. Also I won't be missing out on any good rookies if they come about.
The forward line is a bit light since there are about 7 of the top 12 scoring forwards last year that are no longer forwards. Robinson should play in the midfield and average over 100 early on, similar case with Hall
Rookies are not set
Thoughts would be appreciated

    magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 21:53

    Danners…..definitely a different approach……think you need to bang up the mids more for keepers and not wast trades….especially in the mids.

      Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:07

      The first five or maybe six midfielders in my team should be keepers and average 105+.

    silkysaints · 19/03/2016 at 23:09

    I rate this team! Nice POD in the backline with Rance. The only thing id change is Bartel down to a suckling, JJ, Brodie Smith or dare i saw Nick Malceski type. Bartel is currently in my team by i have my reservations on him. I know going a mid price is a risk in defence it burnt me last yr as well with the bloody gift and newnes and then use the extra cash to upgrade Gray to Fyfe or Danger for more consistent 110+ scores IMO. Awesome team well done!

      Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:15

      Bartel does have me worried, but last year none of the big name mid pricers did well, it was the unknown players like T.McDonald, R.Laird, L.Picken that broke out. I feel the Bulldogs have way too many defenders that will play could play a similar role like JJ, Suckling, Wood, Murphy. I would like to have a Danger or Fyfe, but it means another mid pricer which this year I'm trying to avoid as it did not work for me last year. Gray was a top 10 midfielder last year and is a consistent scorer. Thanks for your thoughts though

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:17

    looks like a nice team for sure, perhaps a few suggestions though:

    1. 4 big boys down back where experimentation is likely to harm you more across other lines with experimentation. however, its safe and will get you 4 proper keepers come seasons end.
    2. feel as though your midfield is quite nice, gray and shiel could prove to be top 10 mids so they are viable selections. raph clarke though not much cup of tea 😉 HAHHHA
    3. sauce to stef if you ever could find cash, 4 sub-90 scores over the past 2 yrs for stef compared to 11 for jacobs —–> crucial in big games.
    4.fwd line nice, but robbo i feel might not be as consistent in the long term scheme, but mid time looking good for him so good POD. maybe if you could upgrade to a dusty/zorko/wingard/s.gray/buddy might work better if you want someone who will do well and wont waste a trade persisting they stay on the park.

    overall a nice team, could be what is needed for the 50k and you can chuck as a froffie 😉 best of luck bud

      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:13

      If you are going to upgrade or downgrade go to ….in-regards to upgrade Wingard over Robinson and if you downgrade got to go greene or DeGeoy?

      Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:19

      Thanks Steve, I would like Stef, but I am struggling to find cash. Robinson did not drop under 80 in his last 10 games which is good enough for a forward.

Brendan Cann · 19/03/2016 at 22:35

placed in the top 500 last year, and here is what i'm starting with.

Shaw, Gibson, Lonergan, Weitering, Brown, Collins (Ruggles, Bonner)

Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Wines, Liberatore, Crouch, Mills, Kennedy (Gore, Keays, Davis)

Martin, Gawn (Grimley)

Martin, Barlow, Merrett, Greene, Hall, Kerridge ( Menadue, Tipungwuti)

Side is still subject to change, most notably D.Martin, the various rookies bar Mills, Kennedy, Weitering and Kerridge, and also either Lonergan or Hall, last minute decision on those two, starting with both could be a disaster or a master stroke, tell me what ya think!

    Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 22:56

    Must be your first year playing SC?

    Julia Gillard · 19/03/2016 at 23:10

    most of the things i'd comment on you've already done, besides that its very good, little bit soft in the back, Merrett could also make or break your team, but considering his first two seasons hes gone in the 70's and last year in the 90's he's on the verge of breakout, statistically speaking he's probably the biggest breakout contender, also still a good POD as only 4% of teams have him

    8.5/10 i reckon

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:23

    looks very nice but perhaps some things to consider?

    1. looks decent for sure, gibbo could be a good pick but sometimes goes missing for a fair while as he plays much of a KPP game, but that can be advantageous too.
    2. only 2x600k+ mids could leave you a bit stranded if wines in particular doesnt live up to his quadzilla name.
    3. fwds are way too deep with hall at F5. need to downgrade one of those to a rookie or even 2 to develop the mid a bit more. merrett and greene are the lesser of the 5 who i would like, merrett as essendon will get smashed many a game and will lose him points, as well as greene losing mid time to griffo ward smith steele shiel and kelly which harms his output.

    overall nice though, 5 big boys up fwd though is too many IMO, but could win you the 50k. best of luck 🙂

      Brendan · 19/03/2016 at 23:42

      Its just so hard to look past merrett, greene and hall! But push will probably come to shove and one will be dwnngraded to wells, and i do agree with what you say about Gibson but thats the case for so many defenders in truth

      Thanks for your imput but

        Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:46

        hard to look past them but could strengthen your other lines and get better reward without them. my reasons were stated so i wont discuss them again, but its just something to consider.

        also with gibbo i reckon bump up to laird if you even have coin is a better decision coz you know what youll get and hes ever improving but gibbo can lack his consistency – 7 sub-80 scores to lairds 4

        magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 01:10

        I think Merrett Greene and Hall are all set and forget! Should be top 3 FWD options and Keepers!

scott · 19/03/2016 at 22:38

This is my first crack at Supercoach. What do you guys think of this team

DEF: H.Shaw, B.Houli, R.Laird, T.Cutler, J.Weitering, M.Dea (M.Hartley, T. Ruggles)

MID: N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, D.Hannebery, T, Liberatore, P.Seedsman, B.Crouch, C.Mills, C.Oliver (D.Parish, B.Keays, R.Davis)

RUC: S.Martin, N.Naitanui (S.Grimley)

FOR: L.Dahlhaus, S.Gray, A.Hall, J.Merrett, D.Wells, S.Kerridge (M.Borwn, A.Mcdonald-Tipungwuti)

    Julia Gillard · 19/03/2016 at 22:45

    Cuts the grass, wouldn't bother having parish sitting on the pine, either start him or downgrade. No Barlow may bite you on the bum too

      scott · 19/03/2016 at 22:50

      Downgrade Parish, and swap Hall for Barlow?

      magpie4ver · 19/03/2016 at 22:52

      Get seedsman out of the mids and put in def and drop Cutler. Agree drop Parish downgrade or start him. Dump Dahls S. Gray J. Merrett…..better options and structures.

    silkysaints · 19/03/2016 at 22:56

    My only suggestion would be dump jackson merett for someone cheap who will appreciate in value like Ben Kennedy and use that extra cash to upgrade seedsman to a premium like wines/parker/shiel/gaff etc. Apart from thay i like your side nice POD stef martin is a jet and tommy cutler has flown under the radar in the NAB potentially a very good cash cow.

      Itchy balls · 19/03/2016 at 23:02

      Seedsman should be in the backline to upgrade in the back line not mids……get b.crouch, mills or wines to upgrade in mids if thats what you want? Agree with Magpie ….seeds should be in back line D4 at the most mate.

        scott · 19/03/2016 at 23:09

        Probably right about Merret. I think i’ll Drop Merret and possibly Parish(look for cheaper options), and Seedsman. Bring Shiel into the mids.

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:29

    for a first ever crack at sc ill give you some big, but some things to consider?

    1. cutler not super enough, rather a broad or collins to save some cash and rookies have more upside aka broad collins etc. however shaw houli and laird put you in a nice position
    2. midfield is okayyyyy, but feel as though you are lacking a bit there. seedsman defs dont put there, as well as oliver and pariish should be downgraded to 123k players and below, so you can upgrade seedy to a more prolific player like gazza or danger for depth in the guts.
    3. fwd line a bit avg, dahl to barlow is the most obvious choice, dahl will decrease in price and barlow looking back to his previous 110 avg. as well merrett to a rookie would benefit you with even more money to balance other lines, maybe more in the mid.

    overall its an okay team just need to fix some of the most basic mistakes that, for a first yr crack at sc, youll be able to do nicely and learn from it. best of luck 🙂

      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:35

      Move Seeds in back line and work from there……Steve is right!

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 00:38

        HAHA always right lol jks just trying to help

silkysaints · 19/03/2016 at 22:47

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Heartley, (Brown, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Sam Mitchell, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Menadue, (Gore, Keays, Davis)

RUC: Dog dog, Gawn (Grimley)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge, (Adams, AMT)

Strongly considering Dusty to Monty being a saints man i like to try and fit one of the boys in my side Monty is an ultra consistent POD wont miss as many games as people think and won't get any attention from opposition players thoughts?

Also the other dilemma I'm having is keep sam mitchell and libba or go a parker/wines/cripps instead of sammy Mitchell and upgrade libba to viney have $109k left over currently.

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:34

    nice looking team, but some things to consider before finalising it?

    1. defence looks very nice, bartel make or break but as a cats supporter hes not as big a concern as many thing. lovely def all the way through.
    2. mitchell the sniper likely to be rested when beating some teams, mainly with the lessened rotations he will be placed off at 3 qtr time many games for durability. otherwise mids look very nice.
    3. dusty to monty could work well, but monty very high priced, not easy to keep up a 110 avg when you get more and more youth coming through the saints midfield, tread with caution but i like the pod of monty python.

    overall a very nice team, well rounded and structured nice, but some different pods, like monty and hanners could bring you some srs luck 🙂

Tim · 19/03/2016 at 22:51

Over to you for comment community:

Def: Mcdonald, Johannisen, B Smith, Nelson, Dea, Hartley (Broad, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Ablett, Hannebery, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, B Crouch, Mills (Petracca, Hewett, Davis)
Ruck: Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Montagna, Barlow, Franklin, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (M Brown, MTA)

    Steve · 19/03/2016 at 23:39

    team looks okay, but i have some considerations for you to make:

    1. defence is rather weak IMO, mcdonald could be a good POD but only avged 86 after his early season form which makes im overvalued IMO, rather a laird, shaw or rance. Smith also iffy on rather get someone like bartel or KK who are most reliable scorers. and nelseon to weitering is something youll need to do badly.
    2. midfield nice no recommendations there.
    3. forward line looking nice too, monty and buddy good pods consider dusty/zorko/wingard/s.gray/hall more too

    overall a nice team, but the defence looks rather weak IMO and needs to be addressed to make your team a top one. best of luck 🙂

      Tim · 20/03/2016 at 04:19

      Thanks Steve. Mcdonald I will consider changing although there are not many defenders I trust other than Shaw who i will pick up later. Smith IMO is a top 10 defender – he was in 2014 and started 2015 on fire until injuries hit. I see no reason why he doesnt get back to that form. I could be wrong but seems worth the risk.

      Nelson i will reconsider but not sold on Weitering. Everyone seems to have him but a rookie key position defender in bad team at 220k is rarely a good bet in SC IMO but maybe weitering is the exception to the rule.

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:38

        yeh mcdonald to laird would be my preference at this time but then again T-Mac can produce those glorious days!
        Smith could turn the clock back a couple yrs without those head knocks, but has more competition off half back and around those areas with laird and seedsman.
        weitering seems to be some more of exception, can always fork out an extra 80k for mckenzie

Rowan · 20/03/2016 at 00:05

I'm still working around different ideas… but this is where tonight's tinkering has left me. I'm choosing what I think are the best options at D1, M1-4, R1-2. This should hopefully give me enough points on the board if my mid-price / rookie scores don't work as planned. I'm taking some risks with mid-pricers, but I feel there's chances of each of them stepping up. If they become keepers, I'm not sure but hope some of them make the distance.

Please give me your feedback, good or bad! Thanks community!

DEF: Shaw, Rich, Johannisen, Sheridan, Dea, Hartley (Adams, M Brown)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Gore, Pettraca, Davis)
RUCK: Goldy, Martin (Loersch)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, Steele, Wells, Kerridge, Kennedy (McCarthy, McD-Tippa)

Obviously rookies are all dependant on team-sheets. I could, and still probably might, change Steele and Sheridan into a Gun and Rookie (Laird or Dusty etc)

    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 00:43

    Like your side but you could downgrade Martin to Gawn and save large amounts of cash? Even goldy Ive considered Nic Nat/Gawn saves a ton of coin and bolster other area's?

    That would allow you to upgrade Steele…..Rich JJ or sheridan? But its your call?

    Did you go to Kingswood in Box Hill?

    Afl Crazy · 20/03/2016 at 01:54

    Like it. Stick with your gut mate.

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Afl Crazy · 20/03/2016 at 01:40

Love the communities thoughts……

Backs. Houli, Laird, JJ, McGovern, Weitering, McTip (Hartley, Adams)
Mids. Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Cripps, Liba, B. Crouch, Oliver (Menadue, Dunkley, Davis)
Rucks. S. Martin, Z. Smith (Grimley)
Forwards Barlow, Hall, Stringer, Wells, B. Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, M. Brown)

I love the Bulldogs easier start to the season- JJ, Liba, Stringer should pull healthy numbers.
Expecting Cripps, Wines to continue thrie growth and McGovern to dominate intercepting across halfback.

Crazy, or could this work?

    Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:30

    It could work, but I can't see Cripps being a top ten midfielder this season, maybe in a few years time he might. Not sure whether Stringer will be a consistent enough forward though, his average probably will improve but maybe use a bit of the kitty to go to Wingard or a player around that range. Otherwise good team

      Afl Crazy · 20/03/2016 at 14:02

      Thanks for your reply Danners, what's your thoughts on The Bonts? Love the lad, can he stand up taller with a loaded Bulldogs midfield. will he be their no.1 midfielder by mid season? He's looking bigger and stronger, love his run and carry.
      Port should be the big movers, I've had Wingard in previous seasons and been a little disappointed. Maybe I jumped on him a little early, is it his year? What do you think he'll average?
      I agree with your concerns with Stringer, can't see him ending in the top 10 forwards. Just looking for a POD in the forwards. Cherrs

Afl Crazy · 20/03/2016 at 01:45

$130k in the kitty ^^^^^

Daz · 20/03/2016 at 05:29

Thoughts on my team.
Def. Shaw, Gibson, Bartel, Weitering, M.Brown, Broad (Hartley, Ruggles)
Mids. Danger, Pendles, Ablett, J.Kennedy, Rockliff, Liba, Mills, B.Kennedy (Gore, Petracca, Davis)
Rucks. NicNat, Gawn (Wyatt)
Fwds. Wingard, Barlow, Hall, DeGoey, Wells, Kerridge (Grimley, McD-T)

Other option i thought was maybe
Pendles-Kennedy to Fyfe-Parker

    Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:24

    Solid Daz, you will be able to get JPK much cheaper when you need to upgrade. Not sure whether De Goey will be able to produce enough cash or do well enough to justify a pick though. Otherwise a good team

Noigerbour · 20/03/2016 at 08:37


scott · 20/03/2016 at 09:35

After some feedback, I’ve made some changes to the team. How is it looking now?

I think its half decent for a first time crack at Supercoach?

DEF: Shaw Houli Laird (Hartley)

Bartel Dea Broad (Struggles)

MID: Fyfe Pendles (Keays)

Hannebery Shiel Libba (J.Dunkley)

B.Crouch Mills C.Oliver (R.Davis)

RUC: S.Martin Nic Nat (S.Grimley)

FOR: Barlow S.Gray A.Hall (M.Brown)

D.Wells B.Kennedy S.Kerridge (ACP)

    Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 18:08

    More than half decent. No holes to pick in this. Bartel is the strongest D4 I have seen in any team. I think Menadue might be a better option than Kennedy. You could either turn Dea into Weitering or Dunkley into Gresham

Rich · 20/03/2016 at 09:47

Lonergan and Libba or Weitering and Shiel?

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:44

    Sorry to throw a spanner in your works, but I reckon Weitering and Libba are your best two, probs save you some cash too.

    CrackersFC · 21/03/2016 at 16:26

    I've got Libba, Shiel and Weiterling!

Dishlicker · 20/03/2016 at 09:53

Dusty or Chad
Hall or Greene
Or is there anyone els yous think would fit nice in there

    Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:21

    Wingard if you need a POD otherwise Dusty and Hall

Noah · 20/03/2016 at 10:11

Dahlhaus or Martin?

    Danners · 20/03/2016 at 10:20

    Martin, won't be changing role

Trent · 20/03/2016 at 11:26

any feed back would be good. tossing up between houli & KK combination or Shaw & Sheridan..?

Back: Houli, Laird, KK, Dea, Hartley, Adams (Brown,AMT)

Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Gresham ( Keays, Phillips, Davis)

Rucks: Goldy, Nic Nat (Wyatt)

Forwards: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Grimely, Petracca)

rookies are up in the air depending on selection. finished top 1000 last 2 years and looking to improve. all feed back welcome!

    Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:04

    I would keep the Houli KK combo i just don't trust Lyon with the roles he gives people

Hawker · 20/03/2016 at 11:28

Thanks in advance community

DEF: Shaw, Laird, JJ or Lonegan, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (AMT, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Hannerbery, Shiel, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Davis, Gresham, Keays)
RUCK; Goldy Gawn (Cox)
FWD Barlow, D.Smith or Martin, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Menadue (Grimely, Adams)

I would like opinions on either JJ and D.Smith or Lonegan and Martin going with JJ and D.Smith atm

    Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:02

    Reckon Lonergan and Martin is the better choice you know Martin is a keeper

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:06

    I'm not convinced by Lonergan with one big NAB score vs a brisbane outfit missing it's mid guns (bar robinson)

    Plus GAJ and prestia come back………..

    JJ and D.Smith is a no brainer for me. JJ is more likely to maintain or elevate his score the way he is going.

    Obviously I could be very wrong 🙂

Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:02

Would be great to get some feedback 68K leftover

BACKS – KK Docherty Lonergan Weitering Dea Brown (ess) Bench- Collins Hartley
MID – Dangerfield Ablett Shiel Rockliff Parker Liberatore Mills Kerridge
Bench – Gresham Petracca Davis
RUCKS – Mumford Gawn
Bench – Grimley
FWDS – Martin Barlow Hall Greene Wells Kennedy
Bench – Menadue Tippy

Thinking of swapping Hall or even Martin to Tippett so i have cover for the rucks

    Tiges · 20/03/2016 at 12:08

    Defence is way too risky IMO. Interesting to see your thoughts of Docherty/Longeran? Don't see either of them being a top 8 defender come seasons end. Potentially means 5 upgrades in the backline.

    Mid looks good.

    Trade out Mummy – too injury prone.

    I'd downgrade one of Greene/Dusty to another forward rookie and upgrade Docherty and Longeran to DEF premo's.

      Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:14

      thanks for the feedback. Just not confident in many of the backline players. Im more of a fan of Docherty than bartel as he will play more games and reckon he will increase his average this year. I know mummy is injury prone but his ceiling is huge and want to get goldy in later thanks for

    Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2016 at 13:19

    While Tippett brings in that lucrative ruck cover, don't base your selection entirely off that. If he comes out and duds it up you're left with a spud. Because mummy is so injury prone I can see why you would want this to make you sleep better at night, but if he goes down you're better off just trading to another premo at that stage anyway. In saying that, if you believe Tippet can produce what he did at the tail end of last season, MASSIVE pod and massive rewards.

      Gord29 · 21/03/2016 at 17:59

      Thank for the feedback. I got stuck with bellchambers last year doing the same thing. I think tippetts scoring will improve with the ruck time as when he has early touches he seems to play well. Thats the plan with Mummy to get Goldy, its mainly for the fact of if a ruck misses one or two weeks to save a trade

The Moops · 20/03/2016 at 12:18

Hey all, this is what I'm rolling with at the moment.

DEF: Shaw, Laird, KK, Yeo, Weitering, Dea (N. Broad, McDonald-Tipingwuti)

MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, Rockcliff, Mills, Menadue, R. Davis (B. Keays, J. Dunkley, A. Marcon)

RUC: Naitanui, Gawn (Grimley)

FWD: Deledio, Wingard, Hall, B. Kennedy, Kerridge, Petracca (T. Papley, M. Chol)

$18,700 left over. Obviously no Libba and Barlow, so far think they are unjustified, plus allows me to have a few POD's.

    rowdz · 20/03/2016 at 12:39

    Barlow is must have and you will struggle to generate cash as your mid and fwd bench rookies will not play
    just my thoughts

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:36

    Chol instead of someone like Mitch Brown is just ridiculous.

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:46

    Giday Mopps, yes I agree with the other blokes, you need to rethink your midfield and fwd rookies for ones who will play.

Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:30

Might struggle with cash generation with the rookies you have. Petracca is said to not be ready to atleast round6 and not sure if you want to be relying on davis at M8

Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 12:35

Excellent balance. Blicavs is an interesting POD. Might be ready to tear the competition a new one. But with his role change, who knows? I am tempted, but lack the plums.

KYLE15151515 · 20/03/2016 at 12:36

back; shaw, gibson, jj, seedsman, brown, broad (hartley, Adams)
mid; Fyfe, danger, ablett, rockliff, wines, m.crouch, libra, mills (oliver, gore, davis)
Ruck: Martin, Gawn
Forward: Barlow, Green, wells, kennedy, menadue, kerridge (petracca, mcdonald-tipungwuti)
Please comment your thoughts!!!

    Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 12:44

    not a fan of seedsman maybe downgrade him to dea

      Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:29

      Seedsman is a POD atm but he could end up a sidegrade. Possibly worth the risk at that price though.

Jabba07 · 20/03/2016 at 13:07

Hi Community

Second year at this and learning a lot.

This is how I am lining up:

D: Shaw, Rich, McGovern, Howe, Weitering, Hartley

M: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, B Crouch, Mills

R: Goldy, NicNat

F: Barlow, Hall, Steele, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge

plus rooks of course.

Notes: Was a toss between Steele and De Geoy however the pies have so many mids and Treloar opens up a spot for Steele. Both I see as stepping stones who can score well for their price. Also spending the additional $150k on Howe is a risk, however the lack of standout D means spreading the risk and he should start R1 plus had good NAB form. So much value In Parker, Crouch and Libba who can rise but also contribute so I don't feel the need to spend more. Mills at M8 looks right.

Community, is this solid enough?

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:39

    Seems pretty solid but it's also fairly generic, maybe exchange a couple just for the POD factor?

    Ditch Rich imo too

      Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2016 at 13:23

      Don't select PODs just for the sake of having PODs. They're only PODs if they score more than the "cookie cutter" players. Your selections should only come down to 2 things (pretty much): 1) will they be top ten in their position; 2) will they generate enough cash to be upgraded to a top 10 player in that position.

    Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2016 at 13:25

    I like Rich – said so himself that last year was a poor showing, coming off a big injury tends to do that. Potential to be top 10 defenders. Super difficult to select defenders IMO, the only bloke I'm certain on is Shaw and you have to pay the price for that "insurance" as Jock said.

      Southern S · 21/03/2016 at 16:51

      last year was only 5 points off his average SC score for any season. (80.8 points 2015)

      The most rich has ever averaged is 90 SC points in one season. (2012)

      He's an 80-85 point player has been for 5 seasons of his 7 year AFL career.

      His SC stats speak for themselves. Accurately priced at 436k. Not good enough for profit, not good enough for finals.

Keenbutclueless · 20/03/2016 at 13:08

Rock solid. Personally I don't like Weitering and Dea at D4/D5. But many teams have gone that way. If you are not completely sold on McDonald, then consider 2 x 300k to go deeper in Defence

Razza · 20/03/2016 at 13:12

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Kolodjashnij, Johannisen, Dea, Brown, (Hartley, Ruggles)

MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Graham, Libba, B Crouch, Mills, Kerridge, (Petracca, Hewett, Davis)

RUCK: NicNat, Gawn, (Grimley)

FWD: Barlow, Robinson, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Kennedy (Menadue, Tippa)

A big risk: Graham obviously in a poor side, (Cripps scored incredibly well in a bottom two side last year) i believe Graham can generate another 120 grand quickly which is enough to upgrade and take advantage of a fallen premium after first few rounds.

Im not concerned about having a weaker midfield, but midfield is where you generate the most cash there. Other positions are quite strong.

So far, there are 12 or 13 keepers.

Thoughts everyone?

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 14:47

    Like the team but keep an eye on those benched rookies they might not play. Petracca is no chance till about round 6 afaik.