Jock Reynolds Coach KingsBehold – JR Brumby FC circa 2016.

I had to make a difficult phone call this morning. I had to deliver some bad news to a bald headed genius that I love dearly.

Gary Ablett Jr will not be a part of my starting 2016 Supercoach squad.

He took it like the impressive little bastard he is. He understands that making the grade at the highest level of any endeavour means having the gonads to make the tough calls.

This is a tough call I had to make.

 

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 JR BRUMBY FC

Jock Reynolds Supercoach Team

The Ablett Decision

Facts are facts. And what is history if it doesn’t teach us about what might happen in the future? As much as I love the greatest fantasy footballer we have ever seen there are some home truths that need to be considered;

  • Gary played 6 games last season and 15 the season before
  • Gary has not been fit enough to hit the park this preseason
  • Gary has multiple structural body issues (shoulder, foot, hand) any of which can flare up at any time, and all of which increase his likelihood of soft tissue injury
  • Gary will be 32 years old in May
  • With so many uber premiums looking so attractive this season something has to give community. You need to have the nuts to turn your back on some of these blokes for the greater good of your team. Far too much salary cap percentage is being spent on too few this preseason. This is leaving too many of us exposed down back and up forward with wafer thin DEF & FWD 4 thru 6’s hitting the park. A recipe for disaster.

I love you Gary. And I love you community more than anything else on the planet. That’s why I need to drive home some home truths to both of you here today. Be brave. Be disciplined. And have the intestinal fortifications to make some big calls.

No Goldmember

This is another one that had to give for the good of the team. I’m under no illusions that he’s the most likely bloke to end up the #1 scoring ruckman this season. I just could not part with the coin. There’s incredible value in both Nic Nat and Gawn and that’s the way I’ll go. I’m especially buoyant about Nic Nat. If he does what I suspect he may do this season he could challenge Goldmember.

I have lost some sleep around the fact that both Nic Nat and Gawn have the same bye round – but given the water that may pass under the bridge between now and then that’s a risk I’ll cop on the chin.

Weitering at D5

Not D4. D5. I’m not kidding myself that Trent McKenzie will blow the roof off the joint either. In Trent I see a kid who needs to pull his finger out this season, and I saw enough over the preseason to suggest he’s up for it. Best case scenario with him – he goes the extra step this season and can stay in my side. Worst case scenario – he’s rubbish – but he’s underpriced enough to maintain his value and give me the option to downgrade to an emerging DEF rookie, or upgrade him with some deft trading to someone like a Yeo, or another emerging keeper option.

So many are going with Weitering (who I’m very keen on), but then 2 other on field rookies who haven’t proven themselves in fair dinkum senior footy. This worries the crap out of me.. you might have nowhere to turn if a few of these blokes don’t get the job done.

Depth in the guts

Leaving your Ablett’s and Goldmember’s out of the squad has allowed me to spread my depth across the park – especially in the guts where I have Mills as my only on field rookie. I’m bloody happy with that. This is a season where we haven’t had a crap load of midfield rookies put their hand up. But they will – mark my words. I’m left with flexibility. I have the option of picking off emerging midfield rookies as they emerge.. with the choice of  either downgrading someone like a Brad Crouch, Libba or Wines (if one of them isn’t getting the job done) and injecting cash into another line, or just swapping out a dud bench rookie.

Dusty OUT. Greene IN.

This is one decision I’m agonising over. I feel I’ve fallen on the right FWD mix. I’ve got real concerns over the situation with Dusty’s old man and how this will impact him early in the season. I’ve gone with Greene who I feel will be the bloke who benefits most from the departure of Treloar. He will get a lot of time in the guts, gathers a lot of the pill – and there’s very little risk he’ll attract any lock down attention with your Shiels, Griffen’s and Wards getting around for GWS.

There she is community.. looking forward to kicking this around with you in the comments below.

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585 Comments

Boz33 · 20/03/2016 at 13:15

interesting team jocky boy

DankMemes · 20/03/2016 at 13:21

I'm sorry jock, I'm soft I can't do it, if Ablett is named R1 he's in my team

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:23

    Im with you mate.. i can live with myself if i give the king one more chance and he stuffs it, but if i leave him out and he dominates ill never forgive myself

      DankMemes · 20/03/2016 at 13:30

      Best Player in the comp wont lose his touch if he plays

        Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:32

        Yep I agree

          Tret · 20/03/2016 at 13:45

          could play with one leg and still belt out a 180. Aslong as hes on the park, hes in my team

            jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:17

            One of the most difficult decision of my fantasy career lads.

              Benjamima Puddleduck · 20/03/2016 at 22:07

              Hah brilliant Jock!!
              I just took the Bald Sexy Fantasy man out yesterday along with Libba !!
              All to get in Hunter!

                DankMemes · 20/03/2016 at 22:34

                your a mad man Benji bslls Bigger then ben hur

              Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 01:40

              I just put the great man in last night and I've now taken him out after reading your analysis Jock…We'll see what happens when the clock ticks over.

              Otherwise we have very similar teams except for Goldy. All the best for the season in SC and the Coach Kings endeavour…Looks like something which could go off. As with everyone else, thanks for running a site which harbours a fantastic community. With the use of Ol' Ockers s'sheet and other tools kindle prepared by other members. Ther's very little need to go elsewhere…;Awesome!

      Angus · 20/03/2016 at 15:11

      The way i look at it is that Ablett will be back to 85- 90% of his best which is still ridiculously good. With Fyfe taking his mantle as the best player in the comp at this given time, he will want to rectify this and prove to everyone he is still the best as being second really kills him as a person.
      Lowest hes been priced for a while, you need to lock him and as you said Bill, id rather have him and he does poop than not having him and watch him explode knowing for-well i cant get the bugger in my team.
      In regards to his injuries, his shoulder should be fine just will have less movement in the joint which he can play with. The toe i believe is not too much of a concern but his foot on the other hand will be the make or break of his season. Lets not forget Ablett is a professional footballer so he will prepare his body as best he can throughout the season so if hes gonna get injured is going to be a case of some bad luck
      Anyways hes locked in my team,

Classicnato · 20/03/2016 at 13:22

Anyone having a look at eric mckenzie 243k avergaes around 75 could be good vaule?

    Brad · 20/03/2016 at 13:29

    No. Mat Dea will score better

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:32

    never easy coming back from a long-term injury, and he plays KPP, so unsure if he will get that 75 avg once again. could be value at that price and that avg though must admit just tread with caution

    marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:01

    Nice choice, great job security will average 75+ i feel he is a must have

    Willams · 20/03/2016 at 22:01

    I have to agree with you marcus im not sure why many people arent considering him

Mallee Boy · 20/03/2016 at 13:24

Jock,
Interesting team, showing some gonads there with that Hall / Greene fwd combination and a fairly light on ruck duo, but good luck to you. I see you've got B. Crouch at M7, what about M. Crouch at M6? Any thoughts?

    Canny the Manny · 20/03/2016 at 14:10

    For God's sake, don't get sucked in with M. Crouch. He may not produce severe burns but he won't appreciate enough to be a good cash cow or a keeper option this season.

      jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:18

      I did put some real consideration into M Crouch lads – if I could had that extra bit of coin he could well have lined up in the guts for me instead of his brother.

SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 13:25

Heater over Gaz hey!

I never thought I would see such a sorrowful day for the once mighty JR Brumby FC.

Gaz has the Dons first up to ease him back into it. I beg you to reconsider o wise father.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:41

    when he pumps out that 180 jock will be heading the bungalow to make some changes

      medadsson · 20/03/2016 at 13:47

      … like placing his plums in a vice I'd suggest.

        OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 17:32

        Nothing wrong with placing plums in vice mate.
        When someone starts to turn the bloody thing the wrong way it can hurt.

        Cheers

    clinton Stott · 20/03/2016 at 13:49

    everyone must take their own path in life, its our mistakes that teach us the most.

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 14:07

      Those mistakes sure hurt like buggery though.

      In fact I suggest he avoids the TV set in the bungalow this Saturday arvo or it may wear a tinny or two!

      But at least his beloved community with be there for him next week to help pick up the pieces.

        jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:19

        Will be watching that game with keen bloody interest lads let me assure you of that!

          OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 17:30

          Personally don't think GAJ will play round 1 he has to contend with Crowley.
          Cheers Father of Fantasy and mate.

      OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 17:34

      Mistakes of the past we should learn from.
      What are future mistakes that have not happened yet?

        Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 01:44

        Possibilities…;)

        DuckingTigers · 21/03/2016 at 17:37

        Premonitions.

rowdz · 20/03/2016 at 13:28

Interested in what you think Jock re Ablett. Even if he plays round1 what are the chances his game time is managed until he reaches full fitness due to no NAB cup games

    @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 13:51

    I think high. Especially against lower sides.

      Moosey · 20/03/2016 at 14:26

      With reduced rotations this year at 90 I can't see teams take in players they need to manage time with!
      There will be no passengers and GOD will rest a little in the fwd and kick 3 snags you mark my words!

    jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:21

    He'll absolutely be managed Rowdz no doubts there. If he plays 3/4 It would be downright irresponsible I reckon.

Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:29

Nice team Jock!! would love if ppl could give me some feedback on this team ive been working with:

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

MID: Danger, Ablett, R.Gray, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Hewett, Davis, Petracca)

RUCK: S.Martin, Nic Nat (Grimley)

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

Bank Balance —> 7.4k

Also would like some further insight (if anyone feels necessary) upon Wines vs Cripps, both seem likely to improve but unsure of who will actually do better. Thanks in advance community

    Marcus · 20/03/2016 at 13:40

    Isnt zorko out round 1?

    @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 13:42

    Like the Milera selection, although he is quite light and this may not translate well into the season. Thinking of Neade a few years back. Of Wines and Cripps, I am more tempted by Cripps, he's capable of some monster scores and has less midfield mates to steal his points also. But both solid.

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:42

    Prefer wines to cripps myself. Otherwise i like it, see my comments on shaw elsewhere on this thread but not much wrong here i dont reckon mate.
    Also zorko suspended for rd 1, maybe consider bennell? I like him to get it together this year once ross can get him off the booger sugar

    @LoopyHermit · 20/03/2016 at 13:45

    Not a bad team. I'd reconsider zorko as I believe(could be wrong, but dont think so) that he's been rubbed out for the first game. Also not sold on milera. Very much like the Robbie Gray Pick, as well as Simpson.
    I personally think Cripps will have a better year than Wines. He will be more inconsistent but when he goes off BOOM!

      Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:50

      thanks for the reflections fellas! still feel zorko can be awesome and maybe loophole him for the weak, and i feel you can compare it to having a playing injured for one week during the yr, you wouldnt exactly trade em out, so one week shouldnt be too bad.

      also if i didnt go with milera, is it worth getting rid of him for mccarthy and subbing menadue on field?

        Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 16:09

        yeh good thinking milera -> mccarthy

    Phil · 20/03/2016 at 14:01

    I think they're both underpriced, but I think Wines will have to better year from a SC perspective. However, I do think Cripps is the better player so will end up being the better SC player, just not 2016.

    Rod · 20/03/2016 at 14:04

    Zorko suspended Rd 1. Cripps is a freak!

    Pman35 · 20/03/2016 at 18:18

    I'm taking Wines over Cripps as he may get 2nd season blues and will cop the number 1 tag every week. I started with Wines last year and was happy until he got injured, reckon he will smash it this year and I'm taking him over Rocky too.

Ren · 20/03/2016 at 13:31

Majestic Jock! What do you see Parker and Wines averaging? Think youre in trouble if they dont fire

    Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 16:10

    Would say it's a pretty good chance they fire and average 105-110

CoachDamo · 20/03/2016 at 13:32

Great team jock! I'm running the identical starting lineup apart from wines and weitering.

matt · 20/03/2016 at 13:32

277051 one spot left if you need a strong league!

    Rakesh · 22/03/2016 at 20:35

    689319 & 372216 only 2 spots left. Challenge if your projected in 1750 plus

Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:34

Heath shaw was just ordinanry up until last year. Max-priced IMO

    Tret · 20/03/2016 at 13:38

    Agree, Bill. Rarely plays all 22 games aswell. He'll be the number 1 defender come end of the year (if he stays on the park) but dont think hes worth the 600k price tag. Hard decision

      Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:40

      Cant have him instead of goldy/GAJ

        SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 13:48

        Hear, hear!

@LoopyHermit · 20/03/2016 at 13:37

Hi Fellas,
Been agonizing over the teams the last few weeks and have finally settled down on this. Need your thoughts community as I feel I may have become too close to the case.

Def: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Ruggles, Byrne-Jones)

Mids: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendles, Priddis, Libba, Mills, Menadue, Gresham (D.Gore, B. Keays, R. Davis)

Rucks: Goldy, NicNac (Cox)

Fwds: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, C. Sinclar, Wells, Kerridge (Petracca, A.M Tippa)

Any & all thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:46

    looks quite nice, maybe a few things to consider?

    1. houli can be a gun defender back there but has at times in the season had a low patch where you can pick him up a bit cheaper than his starting price, might not be the case this yr but is possible.
    2. midfield strong but light in a sense, would like to see one less rookie and either a premo or mid pricer for gresham/menadue
    3. sinclair probably could be downgraded to a kennedy then upgrade that gresham/menadue to strengthen the midfield line, but i could be wrong and sinclair goes gangbusters and you got the 50k

    overall a very nice team, just maybe a couple tweaks/things to consider when finalising it 🙂 best of luck champ

      Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:51

      Point 1 can really be said of any defender

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:00

        good call, but some defenders like simmo and enright seems to barely drop more than 20-30k, where some like bachar can drop 50+ quickly if they have a poor couple games. like him though looked impressive in NAB

      bAps · 20/03/2016 at 15:01

      Agreed. Dump Sinclair and bring in another mid.

      @LoopyHermit · 20/03/2016 at 22:39

      Cheers for the feedback champ. I recon houli will be a winner this year/ little competition at his spot at tiger land and i reckon its going south for them.
      Sinclair is a tough one to loose, not only are we mates,but i need him for ruck cover incase of injury to my starting 2.
      Would love another backman & mid but i cant seem too slot them in.
      Advice appreciated.

      Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 01:50

      I am in the West and was disappointed of trading out Sinclair. He appeared to be developing quickly and nicely. In my team atm as Ruck coverage. Hoping he will do well.

    4rm · 20/03/2016 at 22:19

    Hey Loopy, just wondering what you will do if your rooks don't start. Do you have cash to upgrade them? If so, nice team ,otherwise it's dangerous going in without playing/ scoring rooks to make you cash.

      @LoopyHermit · 20/03/2016 at 22:35

      I've got just over 20k left over. Put Cox down to wyatt. Should be enough to cover rookies if they dont get named. Any you think im missing?

Pinidu · 20/03/2016 at 13:37

Jock, no matter what selections you make, your service to the SuperCoach community is absolutely spectacular and unrivalled by anyone in the land. May your selections bring you joy, happiness and prosperity this SuperCoach season.

Community, I can clearly see where Jock is coming from in terms of leaving out Gazza but I have to agree with what Bill said earlier on in the forum:

"i can live with myself if i give the king one more chance and he stuffs it, but if i leave him out and he dominates ill never forgive myself"

Well said Bill.

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:44

    After the service he has given us it would be the ultimate betrayal. Loyalty is not dead in fantasy footy!

    @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 13:46

    Nothing that can't be fixed with a corrective trade. Everyone will be doing them at some point in the early rounds.

      Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:47

      You run the risk of losing his 360 against essendon in rd 1 tho haha

        Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:48

        As skip of course

          @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 13:49

          You can't even be sure he will play the whole game. I am willing to bet they will set up the game and then rest him.

            Bobby Singh · 20/03/2016 at 13:53

            He's done things that have gone down in history. He could make 100 in a half, I've seen him do it, we all have. We just need to show trust in someone who's been doing it for many years.

              @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 13:57

              I guess we will see round 1 🙂 I have him by the way. I just see the point of those not sold.

                Bobby Singh · 20/03/2016 at 14:01

                Yeah, I can see what you're getting at.

            Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 01:52

            Might depend on whether Woosha plays Crowley as a tagger.

    jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:22

    You're a great mat Pinidu. Thank you mate. I hope and pray that the Great One can enter my side at some point this season. He won't be there Round 1. And I'll live with that.

      Pinidu · 20/03/2016 at 15:22

      Thanks Jock. You are a great inspirational to all.

Jojo · 20/03/2016 at 13:42

Hi jock great team here's mine
Laird, KK, johannisen, wietering, brown, k Collins: hibbered, ruggles
Danger, Pendles, Ablett, gaff, rocky, Parker, Libba, menadue: gore, j long, Davis
Martin Gawn: leorsch
Wingard, Barlow, hall, Menzel, kerridge, petracca: grimley, tipungwuti
I have 55 k left so any suggestions would be useful

    Jojo · 20/03/2016 at 13:47

    Would downgrading wietering to dea and Menzel to wells than upgrading Stefan Martin up to goldy be a good move

      Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:27

      looks like a solid plan

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:57

    looks quite a good team, perhaps a few things to consider?

    1. KK can have a low patch in the yr and drop in price, even though hes a young gun set to break the womb. could get him a touch cheaper?
    2. prefer to see JJ at a D4 rather than D3, maybe downgrade one of the mids to do so, very stacked in there leaving defence a tadddddddd skinny but isnt a big deal.
    3. menzel priced to avg 20 more than kennedy, milera and even a bit more than 20 more than menadue, could work well but money could be better made by downgrading him? might be wrong though

    overall a lovely squad, could be tweaked but i like it as well, everyone has their opinions i suppose. best of luck bud 🙂

Pinidu · 20/03/2016 at 13:45

Community, I've been doing a bit of research on Aaron Hall and I have found some alarming figures.

Gary Ablett played 6 games last season, rounds 1-2, 14-17
Aaron Hall didn't play in the first two rounds but his SuperCoach scores from Rounds 14-17 are as follows:
Round 14: 98 (10 goal win over North Melbourne)
Round 15: 69
Round 16: 37
Round 17: 100 (where Ablett was subbed off in the first half)

Gary Ablett and Aaron Hall haven't played in the same side since.
Should we be concerned?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this matter as well, Jock.

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 14:07

    Extremely interesting, Pinidu. I think Hall has progressed a fair bit since the middle of last year but those numbers have merit. Looks like a reverse-Prestia relationship. I think we'll just have to wait and see mate, I can't make a definite call from that given they haven't seen each other on the field since July.

    Mark · 20/03/2016 at 15:22

    That's troubling

    Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 01:58

    Telling info Pinidu, we also have Prestia out (JOM out last also) this year so that might help…I have Hall in my team though and am now concerned a bit… Ocker' SS shows. Solid end to the year but not much before that…thanks for the tip…;)

Northernsoul74 · 20/03/2016 at 13:46

The Age reporting Deledio in doubt for rnd 1. Soft tissue injury.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 13:51

    Barely seen him in a team here so that news will probably only trouble Tiges supporters.

    Although that said he should be a great upgrade target later in the season if that body holds up.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:52

    bit soft in the gonads i must say

      JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 14:08

      Far out Steve, you are right about Lids…

    annoying old lady · 20/03/2016 at 16:29

    Regardless whether Deledio is selected for Round 1, I think he is a very risky selection for those considering him.

    Deledio is an out and out superstar of the competition, and SC rewards him accordingly. The very same reason why he is an attractive selection is also why he is extremely risky – his enormous talent.

    Richmond heavily relies on Deledio's presence and ability, so much so that their recent record without him is 2 wins and 7 losses. This means that Richmond will do whatever possible to ensure their star midfielder/forward remains fit. I see Deledio missing a week for a slight niggle, when in the past, he would have played through it. I see him being wrapped in cotton wool during games where Richmond holds a 6 or 7 goal lead in the second half. I see less and less time on ground for him in low risk games against poor sides.

    I think Deledio will be a points per minute machine this year. The question is how many minutes will he get, and how many one week absences will he get?

    Is spending $608,800 going to get you the consistency and reliability you're paying for, or are you better off spending your money elsewhere (ie. Heath Shaw)?

Cashcows · 20/03/2016 at 13:46

Thoughts on Houli? Have him at D2.
Think he might be overs but don't know who to go to.

Got Shaw and Laird.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 13:52

    seems like a good pick, back him in if you feel. maybe the "boris" enright will once again do his job, but i might be wrong.

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 13:55

    My D1. I think hes nearly as reliable as defs come, safe for at least 90 and never gets injured.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 13:57

    Houli should be a fairly decent choice especially as who knows when we'll ever see Yarran at this point. Seems to becoming for the Tiges what Sylvia became for Freo.

    I also like Simmo who has been rock solid every since he emerged as a premium defender and then there's that man Jimmy with Easter Monday just around the corner.

    Dee · 20/03/2016 at 14:01

    Houli is a good pick this year I reckon…. I have him, Shaw and Rich.

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 14:12

    I'm worried that he's almost done TOO well this preseason. Dominated so clearly against port & the hawks that I think opposition teams will really clamp down on him this year. He's simply too lethal with that kick and running game to be left untamed. Just my opinion, but I'd say be wary.

      Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:17

      good call wooly, still without yarran makes him even more tasty though didnt think of that before.

      Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:45

      Not many sides play defensive forwards these days. Teams usually tag one player if that, and youd have to think youd go to cotch or dusty who have shown they can be completely shut out of a game with a decent tag

Scotty · 20/03/2016 at 13:50

Def- Houli, Macmillan, Gibson, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Ruggles, Adams)
Mid- Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Priddis, Cripps, Libba, Mills, Ben Kennedy (Keays, Gore, Davis)
Ruc- Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimely)
For- Barlow, Robinson, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca (ATM, Brown)quite a few POD's which I like.
Have 184k still to spend. What should I do?

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:11

    looks lik a nice team, but perhaps a few things to consider?

    1. Macmillan avgs 14 games over the past 5 seasons, and 15.5 over the past 4. risky with durabilty and only yr last yr, in 14 rather spread out games he avged, did he avg more than 72. wouldnt recommend with the other options available.
    2. gibbo can play a lot of KPP in the big games and go missing, hence his price may drop a fair bit, and only avged 87.5 post bye last yr. for his price tag, maybe other options like KK and laird would be better. same goes for macmillan IMO.
    3. love the guts but no gazza could be make or break.
    4. robbo seems interesting at his price, but for more you could go with dusty/zorko/wingard, or for around the same/less, s.gray/buddy/greene might work better. but hes a nice pod though.
    5. with that amasing coin, gawn to goldy could be on the cards, safe and sound option while gawn might be hit and miss.

    overall i like the team, some considerations ofc, but looking very nice 🙂 best of luck champ

      Scotty · 20/03/2016 at 14:22

      Goldy will easily finish as top ruck this year but not sure if the huge price jump is worth it. He's in the same boat as Heath Shaw and even Fyfe as players who will score well but are at a much higher price than other options.

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:53

        very good call indeed, of those 3 im only going with shaw so i back in your reasons. perhaps macmillan is my only concern, seems to be better and more reliable options at/around his price.

@emhoy · 20/03/2016 at 13:50

Nice team jock but can't not start Gazza, Also I think this year with EssenDOM rookies especially in backline we can run with Weightering at D4. I have Adams on bench with Tippa forward bench so their is an extra defender rookie if needed.

OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 13:54

The Father of Fantasy has spoken.
Behold his word.
Agree with so much in this team and Applaud the Ablett decision. Stats are true and speak facts.
I took GAJ out 2 weeks ago and I am seriously thinking of starting without 3 other popular members of Community teams,
Fyfe, Dusty and Barlow.
It is really time for change. Father has spoken on one with real logic and common sense.

Fyfe is not in top ten when it comes to overall points scored for the season and is that not what we want to succeed in SC.

Dusty is at maximum price and will be able to be picked up at same or cheaper price later in season.

Barlow, So much hype over a man that maybe. YES I am Bucking the trend and going without him too. Hype is what it is. I trust Ross LYIN as much as I do Rodney Eade. If you have inside info to tell me different please let the community know but there is so much value in Fwd line I will buck the trend.

I believe top 6 Fwd's this year will average 100+ Barlow MAYBE one but I won't start with the hype and Ross Lyins say or read anything from NAB form except rookie info. He is already priced to make 100 points at 500k.

Now you can kick the Crap out of me go for it. I can take it.
Cheers.

    OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 14:00

    Forgot to mention:
    NO LIBBA OR CROUCH EITHER.

      Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:32

      Whats the theory behind leaving those two out?

        OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 14:45

        Both have past form but Libba having long time off with knee reconstruction will not find it easy under new team strategy and structure that he is not used to playing.
        B Crouch, Foot injury and has never played 22 games in a season in fact he has only had. No it's unfair to mention.
        I believe there is much better value than an injury risk player, Especially a foot injury, You need to run and kick. The only player that can play with one lung and broken ribs last year was Rocky, Hope he can play on one leg too, hahahah.
        Cheers.

          Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:56

          Yeah fair enough legend. Just hoping for half a season of good footy before getting in the premos.. thats the plan anyway

          Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:57

          On libba too as a doggies fan i feel that although weve added the running element our game plan is still based on pressure and winning clearances so libba should be just fine i reckon

            OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 16:38

            Bill, Good point mate and appreciate your opinion it becomes a bit of the risk vs reward type situation.
            Cheers mate

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:05

    very good points sir. would like to point out many have hopped on barlow as the role he is seemingly promised looks very much like the inside midfielder role of 2014 and 2013, to which he avged 111.7 and 110.0, respectively.

    i totally agree with dusty and fyfe though, not to start but later on.

    btw your work around the statistical side of supercoach is amazing, without them many if not all of us wouldnt be sure bout a hell of a lot. the community thanks you

      OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 14:29

      Cheers Steve,
      Love the words seemingly promised when it comes to Barlow, Well aware of the stats as you know but too many butts for me atm
      NAB Challenge form is for rookies. They are now practice games and coaches are playing teams out of position to make up the reduction in interchange. Good possibility no NAB Challenge next year. Vests are gone but we also had panic about rucks last year but Ocker had no fear and still went Goldy and Sandi with confidence and no ruck trades.

      Thanks for the appreciation on the stats mate I love it.

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:51

        haha yeh barlow can be amazing but if he doesnt live up to his promise might be a few sulking sunday arvos in the tub.

        nab can be the biggest trap in many ways, hence why i feel someone like hall might not actually live up to his potential with gazza back even though he is on the cusp.

        all goods basically a steal that your spreadsheets cost nothing to attain. a legend of a man ocker

        Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 02:04

        Ocker, that stat sheet is gold, I use it heavily. Simply awesome to be able to search and sort etc…Brilliant!

    Hawker · 20/03/2016 at 14:10

    Agree with Dusty move
    Barlow may be a burn man of 2016 but he is so good that he just has to be picked
    But Fyfe, Nathan Bloody Fyfe, 2016 Brownlow medallist, Goliath of Supercoach, he gets contested possessions, he kicks tons of goals (he could be a Coleman medallist if he wanted to) and he occasionally takes a hanger. Biggest lock of the season for mine. leave out at your peril.

      OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 14:17

      Will never stress at leaving him out mate, Totally understand his true ability but hype gets in the way of true statistical facts. He is not in top ten highest scorer's of last season. Brownlow and Coleman do not win SuperCoach for you.

      Just Old Ocker's Opinion.

        Adam · 20/03/2016 at 20:50

        Old Ocker has flipped his lid!
        Fyfe should be first picked in every team

          OldOcker · 21/03/2016 at 01:11

          Yeah Adam I certainly have I think I said that on Twitter when I released all of the other Stats for you but they do not lie. Look and study like I am going to do in the next few days.
          You may find some surprising results and POD's
          If Ocker has lost it that is fine mate but stats are there for you to make up own mind.
          Appreciate your comment.
          Cheers

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 14:17

    I can see the light too, Ock, but Gaz is above mortal statistics for me. I can't free myself from his grasp this year…

      OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 15:00

      Have to agree with Jock on this one mate,
      Age is not the problem for me but the past 2 years and very doubtful about playing 22 games.
      Stop and think I know it is hard parting with such a Champion. How many points per season has he scored and cost you in trades? Bloody OUCH!!!! It hurts both ways. haha.

      21-22 game players. I am sick of injury trades cruelling my season. It will probably happen anyway but I will try and take the precautions my parents should have. Maybe I was just meant to be too, I could have been planned they never told me that.
      Shit happens sometimes mate we have to adjust and live with it.
      Cheers.

        Mighty_Hondo · 21/03/2016 at 02:07

        Here's a cheers to the unplanned!…and to those given away…

    Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 15:03

    Can we see your team then after all that talk ?

      OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 16:45

      Hi Saundo,
      If you are referring to me yes I will gladly reveal my team when I have finished it.
      Why have I not finished it?
      I have been too busy compiling stats for the community and have not had time to do my own team.
      I make a plan I do not plan to fail.
      Team will be available where my profile says on Wednesday.
      Cheers.

@MitchArnold95 · 20/03/2016 at 13:54

Sorry to say Jock but I can't take you seriously if your not starting Gaz. That's a sin in my book, still love ya mate.

    Adam walker · 20/03/2016 at 14:16

    In jock we trust

      Steeeve · 20/03/2016 at 17:23

      Apart from last year when he started three ruckmen: Ivan Maric, the freaking Skinflute, and Tom Bell(end)chamber(pot).

Mark · 20/03/2016 at 14:03

G'day community, long time reader, first time poster – First of all would like to say I love the look of the team Jock, some risky picks but I believe that they will pay off big time and I love the Toby Greene selection in the forward line.

I've been tossing up Callan Ward for a while now, similarly to Greene I believe he will benefit greatly from the departure of Treloar and will take his game to a new level this season. With the likes of Wines, Parker and Cornboy all around 50k cheaper than Ward is he really worth it? Ward is a consistent performer and constantly pumps out 100's but is it worth sacrificing his reliability, for a cheaper young midfielder ready to explode this season at the cost of some inconsistency????

Another player who's been in and out of my team the entire preseason is the big Kurt Tippet. He flourished in the back end of last season with Buddy out of the side/down on form. But I'm still undecided as I have no idea how he will play sharing the ruck duties with Sinclair and sharing the forward line with Buddy and his NAB form has been poor, would love your opinions community. Once again keep up the good Jock, I'm sure I'll be tuning in again throughout season 2016!

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:35

    Yeah the thing with ward/treloar os that two guns in the same side usually make each other better. We saw pendles go down a little w/o beams last year and i expect sloane to have a similar dip this year. We see it in sydney and freo with multiple uber premos make another better. Ward is a solid pick but dont think losing treloar does him any favours

      Gord29 · 20/03/2016 at 18:34

      i too have had tippett in my side a lot i love having ruck cover as they all are likely to miss a week here and there but his NAB form has turned me off somewhat

    MIke · 20/03/2016 at 18:38

    I wouldn't worry too much about Sydney's NAB form. There's a reason they are always in the finals and not winning preseason comps. Tippet will be good to go and should average the same as last year.

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 14:04

Pendles and De Goey
or
Selwood and Libba

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:36

    Pendles and J.Steele?
    But probably 2 anyway, libba too good to ignore

Jye · 20/03/2016 at 14:04

Get amongst my league community, needs filling: 121211. Cheers

Tex · 20/03/2016 at 14:05

Why does everyone have Gore in their side? The crows are too deep at his position. He won't play many games this year at all. Definitely won't play R1.

    Scotty · 20/03/2016 at 14:09

    A lot of the bench rookies are still undecided. Will wait until teams come out for round 1 before locking any of them in. Gore just fits the mould of someone who may play and is at an average rookie price.

      Tex · 20/03/2016 at 15:21

      Fair point. Kid won't play R1 tho so start thinking elsewhere.

        Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 16:13

        He might with curtly hampton out

jimmy7 · 20/03/2016 at 14:06

hannebery or rockliff or priddas or jpk or robbie gray
i cant decide???????which one

    Canny the Manny · 20/03/2016 at 14:38

    The only one there with a Brownlow

    marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:03

    Hannerbery

Jye · 20/03/2016 at 14:07

After some feedback on my team community!

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

Fyfe, Ablett, Gray, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Petracca, Davis)

Nic Nat, Sinclair (Grimely)

Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, Adams)

Cheers

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:21

    quite a nice team, perhaps a few things to consider?

    1. rich and hurn seem tasty, but do come with their risks as such. sets you apart from JJ and the likes though, would prefer to rich to JJ IMO only because rich had 10 sub 80 games last yr so hes a bit up and down.
    2. sinclair at r2 could leave you with 50k or some tissues, not a big fan, would rather see a martin, goldy or even gawn in there. but as i said could work.

    overall not many flaws to this squad, just maybe a couple things to look over before finalising it 🙂 best of luck bud

      Jye · 20/03/2016 at 14:27

      Thanks for the feedback mate! Yeah I wanted Rich and Hurn as something a bit different, only thinking with Rich was he had plenty more midfield time over NAB and hoping this continues season proper. Others I'm looking at are Yeo and Suckling. Thoughts on Suckling/Yeo?
      Yeah went Sinclair for POD. I think he can average 100, takes contested marks, is very mobile, so happy with it as a risk to set myself apart from the bunch.
      I've got a league that needs filling mate, feel free to join! 121211

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:41

        yeo looks good, but backing on hurns word a bit, and if you dont go by nab then everyone seemed to loved the yo-yo. suckling could be quite tasty but a lot of comp off half back with JJ, boyd, murphy all seem to be big players down there. thread with caution there perhaps.

        sinclair nice pod hopefully doesnt backfire buddy, might hop on if he starts to go bangers.

        and yes i shall join, my real name is j**** just posted my team earlier and didnt want my mates to see it HAHAHAHA they might steal it

          Jye · 20/03/2016 at 14:46

          Yeah good point about all the WB players off halfback. I'm sure I'll be chopping and changing between those 3 a fair bit before season starts.
          Haha classic mate. Cheers

            Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:55

            yeh for sure, so many options down back for me personally i cant find the testicular fortitude to go with any mid priced defenders this yr. will work for many will burn many as well.

            and yes, the alias is real.

Phil · 20/03/2016 at 14:09

Great team Jock, I like the uniqueness in your backline strategy with no basement rookies starting….Cant say I've seen that yet.
Just a quick question, I put Big Gawn on my watchlist after your great self alerted me to him pre-NAB and then (like many others) he made my cut after an impressive NAB. Just wondering, as Goldstein is a non-negotiable in my team , do you think I should go Gawn or NicNat? If you could only choose 1, which would it be?

All great teams from the writers, must admit though I think I like Big Carl's the best (although to be fair to Lekdog & Patch a lots changed since then)

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:39

    Gawn's big scores (including this preseason) tend to come in melb wins.. not something i expect we'll see a lot of this year. He's never strung together a full season of AFL footy in about 6 attempts either.
    I understand nic nat is also an injiry risk but has had his best preseason ever and has a higher ceiling IMO

      Phil · 20/03/2016 at 16:18

      Yeah good call Bill, I'm sort of thinking along the same lines. Apparently both of them have had there best pre seasons ever and Gawn does have an easier draw (comes up against good ruckmen only once). NicNats just got loads of upside though. Luckily they're similar price, so I can't make my call late without disrupting the structure of my side.

jockreynolds · 20/03/2016 at 14:16

Gday there Bill! Shaw for me is the one single bloke – the only bloke – that is absolutely guaranteed of being a top 4 scoring defender. Any other combination down back left me feeling exposed and unsure. That's the thinking old mate. Hope you're having a ripping preseason mate!

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 14:41

    Yeah fair call he's easily the safest defender, but goldy and Yablett are potential top scorers in the whole thing. Feel theyre needed more.
    But who am I to question the father of fantasy himself

Nicko · 20/03/2016 at 14:17

Any thoughts on my team below?

Laird, Rampe, Johannison, Weitering, Dea, Broad (Adams, Hartley)

Danger; Pendles, Ablett, Priddis, Rockliff, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Petracca, Keays, Davis)

Goldy, Gawn (cox)

Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (hunt, brown)

60k left in the bank. Any help appreciated. Obviously rookies subject to selection

    Scotty · 20/03/2016 at 14:31

    backline is a big gamble, if rampe and JJ don't fire you're gonna have to be using side trades early on

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:36

    nice team nicko, maybe a few things to ponder?

    1. rampe 8 sub-80 games last yr could be risky, especially as 6 were sub 70. might be better getting a more reliable scorer such as houli/bartel/KK if you have the $ which it seems you do. also to compliment JJ its good to have a very solid d1 and d2.
    2. fwd looks nice somehow i fel greene, even though wont receive attention, has to compete with ward,griffo,shiel,steele,kelly and smith for midfield minutes, which might not get his output to that 95+, but i might be wrong and gws might like him. would prefer s.gray or buddy around that price bracket IMO, but could work nicely too.

    overall a solid team, mid and ruck very powerful, but that defence just lacks the reliabilty, mainly with rampe. best of luck champ 🙂

      Nicko · 20/03/2016 at 14:42

      Thanks fellas. Appreciate the feedback. Looking at a few options to strengthen DEF. Not sold on Greene also, further research required.

      Thouggt Rampe could be a good pod and end up as my D5 or 6, but yes sub 80 scores will hurt.

      Cheers.

        Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:57

        greene to buddy or gray in that price bracket makes sense, or higher towards dusty and zorko and others if you arent sold on greene.

        rampe at d2 though probably better if he were d3 as less risky coz you would have 2 reliable defenders down there. could go nuts though and prove me wrong which i hope he does, good player

          Nicko · 20/03/2016 at 16:02

          What about going weaker up front and downgrading greene to ben kennedy
          Then upgrading dea to bartel

          So effectively greene v bartel
          Dea v kennedy

          Makes rampe d3 then

            Steve · 20/03/2016 at 18:27

            woukdnt entirely suggest that, i feel as though theres much money to be made by dea, even though there are many rookies who seem like theyll make some cash up forward. i would probably just do a straight upgrade from rampe to houli or someone with some reliability, think for his price rampe might not smash it, but i could be wrong. if you want to take the risk, would advise that you downgrade greene to kennedy, as you said, and with the 502k you have left (yes i actually did the math if you have exactly 60k in bank) then get simpson, ultra consistent, reliable, durable, and just a good pick to compensate rampe and JJ 🙂

Andrew · 20/03/2016 at 14:20

Thanks in advance.

Weitering (D4) & JJ (D3)

or

Rookie at D4 (already have Broad, dea, Hartley, AMT in defense) and Houli/Bartel//KK (D3)

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:29

    option 1 is safer IMO as JJ may get to that status of 470+ if he plays to his potential, and weits adds some strength to d4 instead of a rookie

    Sc god · 20/03/2016 at 22:04

    Number one has much more value and great upside id go for that!!

Pinidu · 20/03/2016 at 14:21

Community I have $1260 left in the bank with two spots to fill in my midfield (M3 and M4)

My current midfield is as follows: Fyfe, Danger, ?, ?, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Parish

I'm thinking about Pendles, The Son of God, Priddis, Hanners, Gray, JPK, Mitchell etc

Any help in my selections would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:30

    son of god and hanners perhaps, even though if you dont go son of the lord oh god then perhaps priddis. very consistent players but gray nice smokey

Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:24

Well balanced team Jock.

I would prefer to have Marcus Adams over Mason Cox though.

I would also consider having Ben Kennedy over Callum Mills. This would give you enough money to select Jade Gresham over Dean Gore and allow you to play Kennedy in the Forward line with Menadue a DPP link on your Midfield Bench.

    Scott · 20/03/2016 at 16:10

    I like your thinking Steve.

josh · 20/03/2016 at 14:31

983836 for strong league top 1000 finish last 2 years

    Damon Bisetto · 20/03/2016 at 22:14

    no

james · 20/03/2016 at 14:36

Thoughts?
Backs: H.Shaw, K.Kolodjashnij, G.Birchall
J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Brown
Bench: M.Hartley, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti
Mids: N.Fyfe, P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, T.Rockliff
T.Liberatore, B.Crouch, D.Wells, C.Mills
Bench: C.Menadue, D.Cuningham, B.Keays
Ruck: S.Martin, N.Naitanui
Bench: M.Chol
Fwds: D.Martin, M.Barlow, A.Hall
D.Menzel, J.Simpkin, B.Kennedy
Bench: S.Kerridge, C.Petracca

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:20

    looks a nice team, but perhaps some suggestions?

    1. birchall with 6-sub 80 games and only 4 tons, with 3 of those being 2×100 and 104. seemed to have more negatives than positives for mine, but could work veryyyy well. however, he is generally durable and can go on good runs.
    2. would have wells in the forward line for menzel personally, and get that mid spot open for brad crouch is available.
    3. simpkin down to a rookie like mccarthy who will make more coin IMO, and even can use that to get that m7 position up to a matt crouch or someone of the sort, even though i would like to see m5 a 500-550 player and m6 as libba.

    overall, looks quite juicy, rucks and defence looks quite safe, just a couple of litle things perhaps to change 🙂 best of luck bud

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 15:55

    Not bad mate. One suggestion would be to lose either simpkin or menzel for a lower priced rookie (adams?) As kerridge is too good to leave on the bench, then you could get goldy too

Francis · 20/03/2016 at 14:39

Brad Crouch or De Goey?

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:59

    brad crouch – even though hasnt played a pre-season is still likely to get the avg around 90+ by yrs end.

    de goey – will be given some midfield time but how much is the questions with competition of pendles, steele, adams, swan at times, treloar, etc

      Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 15:12

      With less rotations de goey will get enough midfield time but hard to say how crouch will go being out of afl for a while

    CapTkaOs · 20/03/2016 at 15:17

    im tipping if crouch is fit he will blow the roof off. much faster cash generation.IF he is fit.

    Bill · 20/03/2016 at 15:56

    I dont see de goey getting a great deal of mid time once pendles gets back in there when the real stuff starts. I have b.crouch, but also consider steele

Foxy · 20/03/2016 at 14:39

Well balanced, yet ballsy in no Goldy and God. I respect your testicles jock.
I would also appreciate any opinions on team froffies, that has changed 100 times in the last couple of days but I think is finally settled.
Def: shaw, houli, JJ, lonergan, dea, Hartley (brown, Adams)
Mid: fyfe, gaz, shiel, rockliff, dubcan, libba, mills, bkennedy (letracca, gore, Davis)
Ruck: Goldy, gawn (loersch)
Fwd: Barlow, gray, hall, wells, milera, kerridge (menadue, tippa)
Cheers

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:05

    nice team there foxy, defence nice and strong for sure. perhaps consider duncan to parker/wines who might do better, but duncan does look good. also shiel at m3 could be a touch risky if he doesnt have a big start (even though i feel he will). my personal opinion would be duncan up to hanners/priddis/gray for extra strength in the guts. cant fault anything else really 🙂

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 14:39

What's the go with Johannisen? Haven't heard much about him

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 14:55

    Tore the NAB a new one but will he prove a Feb Flyer it's hard to say.

    I'm rolling the dice on him in one of my fantasy sides but it won't be SC.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:02

    had a brilliant pre-season so many are keen on him to turn that 418k price tag into 500 by seasons end; hence a keeper.

    marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:04

    LOCK

    Noody · 24/03/2016 at 02:27

    Great threw the nab cup but will get a lock down defending role on small forwards. Boyd murphy and suckling will be the ones running off that back flank.

Dylan · 20/03/2016 at 14:44

Final Team

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Dea, Collins, Hartley (Adams, McDonald Tipungwuti)
MID: Fyfe, Ablett, Treloar, Rockliff, Wines, Liberatore, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Keays, Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Sauce (Chol)
FWD: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Petracca, Brown)

$62,300 in the bank

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:09

    beautiful team, solid on all lines, just maybe treloar to priddis/gray/hanners to give a greatened reliabilty to your mid, as trezza might or might not struggle with a new team, new playing style, new ground etc. just food for thought i suppose. otherwise i like the rest of your team, nicely structure but perhaps sauce to martin would work better, martin only 3 sub-90 scores in the past 2 seasons, where as sauce has 11. sauce looking nice though as a POD 🙂

      Dylan · 20/03/2016 at 17:06

      Thank you for the advice 🙂 I've definitely gone Treloar to Priddis, just contemplating my ruck still. Defence is my biggest worry as I'm not sure how the rookies will perform but very confident in my premiums.

      Would Lincoln McCarthy be a decent rookie for the forward line so I can have Brown back as insurance for Adams or McDonald-Tipungwuti not getting selected?

Scotty · 20/03/2016 at 14:46

Thoughts on Sam Mitchell?
Every year people write him off but he always comes back and puts in a great season

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 14:59

    resting is the concern, but otherwise a true champ

    Jet · 20/03/2016 at 22:05

    Very Nice POD will average 110

Gibbs · 20/03/2016 at 14:48

Who should I swap out for Ablett? Fyfe and Danger m1 and M2? Considering Robbie Gray but are there better options around the 500-630 k region?

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 14:59

    Hold the courage of your convictions and keep Gaz mate. There are plenty of seasoned coaches who will start with him if named Rd1 so don't get scared off by just one man's opinion.

    But there are plenty of good choices if you lose your nerve including Gray. I like Hanners and Pendles too.

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:00

    priddis/hanners/gray seem viable if you have fyfe and danger m1 and m2

    Northernsoul74 · 20/03/2016 at 16:08

    Priddis if you're determined to remove Ablett.

Votes · 20/03/2016 at 14:49

Thoughts on Dusty? Due to off field issues leave him alone? Also thoughts On Mitch Duncan as M5? Could go him or Parker not sure any help?

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:01

    dusty seems to be okay, his issues might hurt him at the start so IMO an upgrade option.

    as for duncan, i love the kid as a geelong fan, still need to wait and see how danger effects him, even though looks good in nab. parker seems a tad safer but at times relies on goals to get him the big scores, which might be a tad risky in itself. parker for me personally

    CapTkaOs · 20/03/2016 at 15:32

    Dustys current price requires good scores. Even without the off field stuff, I think he is an upgrade target for later. I expect him to drop nearly 100k at some point if he is like previous years.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:13

    Agree with CapTkaOs

skate or die · 20/03/2016 at 15:03

does anyone think Travis Varcoe, will have supercoach relevance this year?

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:13

    not a chance

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:12

    You can't be serious.

    Marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:06

    By all reports hes had a great pre season could see him averaging 90

    Jack · 20/03/2016 at 22:06

    I like him as a POD will take balls but hes locked into my side

Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 15:05

Houli or McDonald ?

    @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 15:06

    1

      marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:07

      McDonald

    Wes · 20/03/2016 at 22:07

    2

    zac · 22/03/2016 at 11:11

    Im a dees fan and although he has been playing mcdonald is definitely not 100 percent. I was at the practice match and he was out of sorts, when he was tackled they would just stop and not complete the tackle. He was the only player for this to happen to. Had a good NAB 3 but hasnt looked himself in my opinion. He could easily do well from the get go but id go houli.

Danners · 20/03/2016 at 15:19

Interesting team Jock. Seems like a cookie cutter team other than that defence. 3 big risks between D3-D5. I can see where you are coming from with Ablett, but remember you do have 30 trades if he does get injured. Otherwise a solid team

james · 20/03/2016 at 15:22

Johanisen or hurn in defence

    Kevin Skywalker · 20/03/2016 at 15:59

    I'm going Hurn, WCE defence more settled after last year's injuries means his role is back to being a highly skilled defensive distributor. JJ less experienced in same roll and may be easier to shut down

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:08

    Neither for me.

    Johannisen's scoring (although high currently) is too unpredictable for my liking. Lots of uncontested ball.

    His price is fine but just not sure if I want him in my team all year and into finals, especially if everyone has him.

    Hurn I'm not convinced he's going to score high enough to stay in my team into finals. Side trades are horrible.

    JJ if I had to pick one.

    I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 22:08

    Hurn just

I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 15:32

If boomer can still look like fantastic at 37 young Gary can still dominate. He is the King. Selected round 1 and he's first picked no questions asked

    OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 15:38

    Be prepared for non appearance round 1 though Pieman.
    Cheers.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 15:47

    You go Pieman!

    I'll be riding the Gaz Express right alongside you brother to the SC promised land.

    Let's just hope it doesn't run off the tracks. We need a little more god damn positivity around here!

    Will we get an Itchy Nuts reveal at some point or do you prefer to keep your cards close to your chest?

    Kev · 20/03/2016 at 15:58

    With ya, INP. I made a team without Gaz in it and I felt a deep sense of betrayal towards the great man. Many trousers he has ruined with seam stretching captain scores. Would spoon him without a second thought. I can't not have him in my round 1 team

    Phil · 20/03/2016 at 16:08

    Totally agree with you 3 lads (IN Pieman, SCAddict & Kev) I'm aboard the Gaz express too!!!! I reckon us 4 should find another 14 Gaz believers and enter a league together. We'd be a great chance to take home the Round 1 $18,000 against others who miss out on the 300 points straight off the bat. We could call the league 'All hail the great man' (if it fits) haha

      TJM · 20/03/2016 at 17:11

      Christ has risen once, no reason why he can't rise again!

        I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 17:27

        In Gary we trust. With large captain scores

          OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 17:50

          INP mate, IF he plays round 1 which is doubtful he comes up against Crowley his best mate. I know that does not bother you or GAJ but like I say be prepared for him not playing round 1.

          Cheers.

            I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 18:36

            I'll be prepared with a cunning early acquisition plan Ocker if that's the case. If he didn't play round 1 then a trip across the country would probably mean another rest. His last 2 scores on Crowley you will find were pretty awesome should he play round one

              OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 18:59

              Just joking about that Crowley man mate. I just feel the need to only have keeper guns in mids. Unfortunately GAJ does not cut it for me with the last 2 years. He bit me in the arse last year and my team and I suffered so many injuries it's not funny.

              Cheers mate

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 20:40

      Fabulous idea Phil. I've created a new league called 'The True Believers'

      Anyone is welcome to join if they meet the one condition of entry in that they MUST START with Ablett at Rd1. So if you bail on Gaz before his first game then you must drop out of the league clear and simple.

      (code=935882)

        Phil · 20/03/2016 at 22:56

        Great SC Addict. I'm in, look forward to coming up against you. Just 8 spots left.

          SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 23:05

          Good man!

          Can't wait to read the forums Saturday night after Gaz has proved his Doubting Thomas's wrong.

            gator59 · 20/03/2016 at 23:25

            What if the great one is not named round one, Do we keep him or trade?…. I am a believer in him though.

              SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 23:27

              If he doesn't get named then we'll all have to face that brutal reality together and not start with him.

              But let's keep a positive frame of mind for now. He said last week that he would be right for Rd1 so we should maintain the faith I reckon.

                gator59 · 20/03/2016 at 23:39

                Keeping all fingers crossed SCaddict

        gator59 · 20/03/2016 at 23:14

        I'm in SCaddict. should be a lot of fun..

    The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 21:43

    I admire a man of conviction Pieman. Good onya.
    I'm 95% with ya but I have to admit to a little trepidation.

Kevin Skywalker · 20/03/2016 at 15:33

Like your team Jock. I have similar structure but, I have Gaz but if he's not named Rd 1 he will become Hannebery/Priddis/Pendles. Also I don't have Shaw but have gone Weit and Dea at D5 and D6

Redgumwon · 20/03/2016 at 15:39

I've got Dusty at F1 but I'm a little worried about it now. His fathers trouble haven't come at a very good time. I've just read that Bennell kicked 4 goals and had a blinder of a game for the Peel Thunder. I'm toying with the idea of going with Bennell or Wingard at F1 now. What do you guys & girls think? Or should I stay with the Dust man?

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 16:14

    I've been thinking of Wingard myself. Hasn't shown much in NAB but it's pretty clear most of the Port guys were at half-mast. I know you're aware of Bennell's notorious inconsistency but at least we can GUARANTEE that he won't get a tag as long as fyfe's playing. I dunno, mate, Dusty's probably "safest" but at his best Bennell can blow the other two out of the water. All depends on how Ross decides to stuff around with the team this year…

      Redgumwon · 20/03/2016 at 16:53

      Thanks Joe it's been doing my head in a little. Dusty didn't fire early last year. Wingard looks like he could spend more time forward rather than in the middle. Bennell can be good very good but does get injured or goes missing. Then the one I would have gone to Zorko gets rubbed out for a week.

        Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 18:50

        Wingard will get more time in the middle with less interchange they will need to mix it up same with Sam gray

Steve · 20/03/2016 at 15:40

community quick little questions:

shaw and weitering or houli and mckenzie? (D1 and D4for both) as well d2 and d3 are laird and simpson

cheers in advance

    MIke · 20/03/2016 at 16:28

    Shaw and Weit seems the safer bet to me.

      Steve · 20/03/2016 at 16:44

      cheers

        Jonathan Camac · 21/03/2016 at 09:33

        Shaw and Weitering for me too. Shaw consistently averages 90+ and often plays most games in the season. Weltering is a absolute talent, and in this Carlton side, will likely see a lot of the ball.

Nathan · 20/03/2016 at 15:45

Still love ablett
But im worried
Can easily swap for pendles but not sure about him either with the treloar factor
Thoughts on these guys would be great
Also selwood
Been wanting him in my side from the start due to price and what he can do
But my 2 concerns and his fitness and danger now at the cats
As i have danger do i go with selwood
And will he be top ten

    Sean · 20/03/2016 at 23:53

    If Ablett's named round 1 I'll be picking him, but if you have to go to Pendles I wouldn't hesitate – remember Beams also used to be there.
    I wouldn't worry about Selwood's fitness – anyone who gets 34 touches, 9 tackles 6 clearances and 2 goals in a game – even though it's VFL – is fit. The Danger factor could be a blessing (relieves the tag and allows more freedom), or he could steal some touches off of him, which I doubt. He is in my side.

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 15:47

I have basically the same team jock, except:
jj – Bartel
Mckenzie – Adams
Parker – Gaz
Wines – B Kennedy
Gore – Hewett
Nic nat – goldy
Gawn – martin
Greene – deledio
If gaz is fit you mist have him, both of his injuries in the last two years havent been his fault its has bee mcaffer and a crows player bumping him. This means that he is more reliable then if it was a soft tissue injury.

    Northernsoul74 · 20/03/2016 at 16:11

    8 differences so basically nowhere near the same team then.

      vin · 22/03/2016 at 18:02

      Lol

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 20/03/2016 at 22:26

    UM…. its a contact sport….. its not really anyone's fault? It just happens

    32 (not that i like to use age a excuse, because i think its a cop out) the way he plays or wants to play is to much for the body. If he continue's to play like he has in the past, it will be only a matter of time before he cops another injury.

    Gaz is on the way out, ave 100 this year.

    Luke · 21/03/2016 at 20:36

    Yep pretty much identical accept the ones that are different. Haha

@HeiroDAB · 20/03/2016 at 15:56

Great team Jock old boy, seeing some similarities to mine and alot of other no doubt………

I love the GOREgeous inclusion……… i'm hoping he gets the nod also, Big fan and think he has alot to offer in the Adelaide MID in the future given he gets some game time. Might just pip Atkins to the spot RD1 given the Tins he and Crouch knocked back in pre season warm ups!

Not to keen on the WINES inclusion, think he has potential to do anything…… but that could also mean bugger all……… to much risk where there is others more reliable around that range. Our MIDS line up the same, besides I have Wells over Wines, and used the extra coin for Montag, Dusty, Barlow & T.Lynch in forward line.

Still yet to see old Red Nut Lynch line up in anyone else's team, hope that little POD stays safe with me……. Break OUTTTTT!

Love ya work.

Luke · 20/03/2016 at 16:00

Def – B Smith, S Hurn, M Suckling, N Malceski, J Weitering, M Dea (M Brown, M Hartley)

Mid – N Fyfe, P Dangerfield, S Pendlebury, L Parker, O Wines, C Mills, C Oliver (C Menadue, J Gresham, G Hewett)

Ruck – S Martin, N Naitanui (S Grimley)

Forward – M Barlow, S Gray, A Hall, D Wells, B Kennedy, S Kerridge (L McCarthy, A, Mcdonald)

Bank 41k

Defence – Toughest line to pick this year. Gone with fallen premos. Don't think anyone over 500k is gonna improve their output on last year.

Midfield – No Gazza, like jock i worry bout his durability. Gone with the no nab games no pick in my team (gazza, selwood, rocky) Couple of pods with wines and parker (both i think can go to the next level)

Ruck – No Goldstein (way overpriced for a ruckman) Stef Martin possession gatherer and solid durability, Naitanui (first full pre season in years)

Forward – Had my eyes on Hall and Gray going into this year based on their end of year outputs 2015. Both have impressed me and look to go to the next level. No Dusty – worried about off field issues.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:25

    Your fallen premo backline could stagnate and cause you some major problems. I dare say your four fallen premos will end up in the 400-450k mark by finals. Malceski probably won't even get to that.

    I wouldn't trust any of them personally but I'd take suckling and hurn over smith and malceski.

Riggins · 20/03/2016 at 16:02

thoughts on harley Bennell community?

    Redgumwon · 20/03/2016 at 16:10

    See above I'm thinking about him after he kicked 4 goals and was in the best for the Peel Thunder. What are your thoughts on him?

      Nasser Sultani · 20/03/2016 at 16:30

      i think he's a brilliant player but from what i've heard has had injury problems this pre season? If he lines up round 1 I'll lock him in

        JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 23:29

        Good on you Nasser, great to see that there are still blokes who'll go with their gut on these stat-dominated sites. Harley is a treasure of a talent – bloody hope you can reap the rewards this year.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/03/2016 at 18:54

    I heard Ross lyin say he will play magoos Rd 1

    Edan J · 22/03/2016 at 15:36

    He won't be playing till round 2!

Super_Freak · 20/03/2016 at 16:03

Great work Jock.

"The Year of the Midpricer". It was only a matter of time until that unwritten law had to be broken, at least for a season.

Good luck Lads.

Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 16:17

Still need 7 more players in my league 870035

    Stompers · 20/03/2016 at 18:06

    Thanks Joined up and ready to go

azza · 20/03/2016 at 16:19

hey guys have s.martin at R1,
Gawn or Nicnat at R2?

    Bells E Bubb · 20/03/2016 at 16:25

    Whichever one you want. Both should be good. Reckon Gawn will be more consistent. Nik Nat will have a few monster games and a few duds.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:26

    Both great options.

Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 16:21

Your fallen premo backline could stagnate and cause you some major problems. I dare say your four fallen premos will end up in the 400-450k mark by finals. Malceski probably won't even get to that.

I wouldn't trust any of them personally but I'd take suckling and hurn over smith and malceski.

Bells E. Bubb · 20/03/2016 at 16:23

15 of the same starters as my team. I just can't understand how that happens.
If Jock doesn't have a fwd/mid on the bench in the mids by round 1 I'll eat my pitchfork.

Kiwi · 20/03/2016 at 16:32

Hey guys… any feedback would be awesome, I get I'm risking with numerous mid pricers, but feel they would provide good upgrades esp in fed line: be blunt!!

Def: shaw,johannisen,Sheridan,weitering,Dea,Hartley
Bench: brown,ruggles

Mid: Fyfe,danger,Albert,shiel,rocky,m.crouch,Libba,mills
Bench: menadue,keays,Davis

Rick: godly,natnuni
Bench: cox

Fwd: Barlow,hall,de goey,Steele,wells,kerridge
Bench: McDonald-tipungwuit, chol

Cheers

    oldmate65 · 20/03/2016 at 17:50

    Quite thin up the front there, bit of a risk with de goey.
    I woud see if you could change either crouch or libba for a rookie, then that would free up some cash to upgrade in the fwd line.
    For example upgrading steele to someone like toby greene.
    That way the team would be more balanced.

    Also no petracca? I know he wont play round 1, but lets not forget he was drafted no 2. overall, i would try to slot him in on the bench.
    Just my personal thoughts, but other than that looks pretty solid!

oldmate65 · 20/03/2016 at 16:37

KK or Johannisen? what are the thoughts community?

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 23:32

    KK for me, better job security and will never get the defensive forward with Malceski around him. Looks a leader too.

Stompers · 20/03/2016 at 16:40

G"day all,
whats the thoughts of Andrew Mackie or J Bartel in D3 def posistion.

Cheers for your advice

    Kev · 20/03/2016 at 17:45

    Bartel. Watching Mackie when you've got him in fantasy is so frustrating

    Jed · 20/03/2016 at 22:09

    Mackie, i feel bartel will be rested throughout the year

    marcus · 20/03/2016 at 22:09

    1

Nick Gonzalez · 20/03/2016 at 16:55

Houli, Laird, Bartel
Yeo, Weitering, Dea
Hartley, Broad

Fyfe, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hunter
Liberatore, Mills, Kennedy, Kerridge
Gore, Petracca (TBC), Davis

Goldstein, Gawn
Cox

Dalhaus, Barlow, Hall
De Goey, Wells, Menadue
Grimley, Adams

Thoughts?

Cashcows · 20/03/2016 at 16:58

Menadue or B.Kennedy?

Seems to be a coin flip between the two in most teams, but I feel it could be a cash reason.

Any reason to pick one over the other?

    Adam walker · 20/03/2016 at 17:11

    Kennedy a fantastic junior with glenelg and will b great he’s in my side

      nel · 20/03/2016 at 17:35

      agree adam was a great junior .The demons wanted him early I culled dusty and def rook for him and rance ..I think if you need an extra premium it has to be def….AFTER ALL whos better Brown or kennedy and rance vs dusty

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 17:43

    Take both?

@grayson_lowee · 20/03/2016 at 17:01

T.Sheridan or T.Mckenzie?

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 18:30

    sheridan

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:41

    Cannon

    I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 22:10

    JJ

      JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 23:33

      Hahahaha

votes · 20/03/2016 at 17:05

Thoughts on Kade Kolojasni? was flavour of the month preseason but not sure about him? Better options around the 400k- 500k mark? Baring in my D1 is Laird and D3 Bartell

    JoeWoolcock · 20/03/2016 at 23:34

    Didn't set the preseason alight but still the best option at his price I think. Kade Simpson is coming into the spotlight at 500k if you're interested at a little higher price tag.

@grayson_lowee · 20/03/2016 at 17:05

(Just copy and pasting this in all articles until we get a full league) 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

Willys [email protected] · 20/03/2016 at 17:08

+Need to rethink Greene, all NAB cup results show Greene got little Mid time . Kelly, Steele & Whitefield will benifit from Treloars departure

Tyler · 20/03/2016 at 17:09

Thoughts on Nick Graham and Sam Gray? Looking for some juicy PODs!

    Steve · 20/03/2016 at 17:10

    Sam gray could go bang but tough for mid spots down there, but I do like him. Graham not this yr, bad team and add murphy to the midfield would prefer to look elsewhere

    WIllys Guns · 20/03/2016 at 22:11

    Did you see grahams last half of last year in the same boat as hall both had ripper latter halfs of the season i can see him averaging 100

    I N Pieman · 20/03/2016 at 22:12

    I'd be leaning towards Graham

deman · 20/03/2016 at 17:11

anyone else thinikng of tippet in fwd line as ruck cover? Impressed as no1 ruck 2nd half last year

also kolodjashnij vs laird vs houli, best 2 picks?

    Kev · 20/03/2016 at 17:43

    Would only consider if you're going super cheap in the rucks. Won't be number 1 with Sinclair there now

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:42

    Not considering Tippet.

    KK > Laird > Houli

marcus · 20/03/2016 at 17:15

Thoughts on brodie smith I reckon he can finish top 10 defenders come seasons end ?

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 17:46

    Doubt it. Had one year of averaging over 90. He's a good player but not convinced of top ten.

      Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 18:51

      As crouching say "he shit"

Aaron · 20/03/2016 at 17:15

Think wines is way overrated and cripps would be a better option for that cash.

    Steeeve · 20/03/2016 at 17:28

    Contested ball magnet, good tackler, loves putting it on his boot, had a full preseason and Port have the softest draw in the comp before the byes. I'd say he'll be fine.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 17:40

    Wines isn't overrated, he's a gun, as is Cripps.

    Both solid options.

min0008 · 20/03/2016 at 17:21

Here is my team at the moment.

Def: Shaw, Laird, Johanissen, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Brown, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Gresham (Gore, Keays, Davis)
Ruc: Martin, Nic Nat (Cox)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, McDonald-Tipungwiti)

Thoughts?

    hedski · 20/03/2016 at 17:42

    Very similar to mine min. I have duncan for parker goldy for nic nat and s.gray for dusty. Mostly same rooks but I've snuck in menadue.
    Looks good good luck

Superbj · 20/03/2016 at 17:22

Hey community can someone tell me how to find out how popular a player is?

    Kev · 20/03/2016 at 17:39

    Go to the "players" section (in app or desktop) and click on coaches choice (on desktop it's on the left hand side in gold writing)

Geoff · 20/03/2016 at 17:23

Thoughts?

Laird, Simpson, JJ, Dea, Brown, Hartley, Broad, Ruggles
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, R.Gray, Rockliff, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills, Kennedy, Petracca, Davis
Goldstein, Nic Nat, Grimley
Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, AMT, Adams

10k left in the bank.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:41

    looks like a sturdy foundation.

    Zac · 22/03/2016 at 11:16

    almost exactly my team, i have bartel instead of simpson, gawn instead of Nic Nat
    go well good sir

Steeeve · 20/03/2016 at 17:27

Ablett: if he is NOT named round one, do you have him in???

    Geoff · 20/03/2016 at 17:29

    No

      marcus · 20/03/2016 at 17:35

      nope

    SC_Beast · 20/03/2016 at 18:54

    He's not even in my team.

notverygoodatsc · 20/03/2016 at 17:36

Quick question for the community.

Does the projected total for your team mean much prior to the season?
thanks in advance.

    Tyler · 20/03/2016 at 20:03

    Not at all, at the start of the season it is mostly based on the price of the player, hence why all the rookies have a projection about 22

Madbuckers · 20/03/2016 at 17:38

All fwd/mids in your fwd line jock but no mid fwd swingers in ur midfield??

    nel · 20/03/2016 at 18:39

    jock not keen on swingers

Tony · 20/03/2016 at 17:44

Still a few spots left in sc 611339 guys

magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 17:51

Nice team Jock! Ours teams are almost Identical we only had 3 different players! Now I have to change it up a bit people are going to think I copied it! Damnit!

    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 17:53

    Oh no we have 4 different players

    OldOcker · 20/03/2016 at 18:11

    Don't do that mate,
    There will be so many teams that are very similar. I started last year in around the 200 mark and there was bugger all between top few. Trading up at the right time and the right players are the real key in my opinion. That is where teams really change it is an art form we have to learn.
    Cheers

      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 18:36

      Alright thanks

Ethan017 · 20/03/2016 at 18:04

After this revolutionary team reveal I've made a few changes

DEF- Shaw, Laird, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Ruggles, Brown)

MID- *deep breath* Fyfe, Danger, Hannebery, Priddis, Rocky, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills (Cuningham, Keays, Davis)

RUCK- Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)

FORWARD- Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, B.Kennedy, Kerridge (Mcdonal-Tipungwati, Petracca)

A couple of POD in there to mix it up a bit.
Thoughts?

Stompers · 20/03/2016 at 18:05

G'day all,

Just wanted the community's throught on Bartel or Mackie at D3.

Cheers

    SC_Beast · 20/03/2016 at 19:23

    Bartel

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:38

    Mackie shouldn't be in anyone's supercoach

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:43

    Neither. Bartel 1st though.

Pman35 · 20/03/2016 at 18:13

Pretty solid team all round Jock and I agree with the logic re no Ablett & Goldy and I'm agonising over Hall or Greene for F3? Interesting you have no DPP's in your midfield, is his something you will look to address pre BYE rounds? I always like to have at least 2 DPP's in midfield are currently have Wells & Menadue serving that role.

Tret · 20/03/2016 at 18:25

What are people doing with their r3 position? Currently have Wyatt just for the loophole and his FWD/RUC swing.

Also, are people going in with Grimley? IMO, he wont score high enough make enough cash.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:52

    Agreed Grimley is a waste of space. NAB scores he averaged about 35 SC. I don't think he'll even play every game. (I'm sure that some (most?) games will see luen and mckernan rotating ruck and forward positions)

    I have brown and AMT on my forward bench. Leaving ruck bench for guaranteed loophole if all other rooks are playing.

Kegzlegs · 20/03/2016 at 18:30

Did Gawn "monster" any legitimate ruckman? I'm thinking Nic Nat and Goldy

    deman · 21/03/2016 at 03:26

    nope, but he only plays them once each this year

    Thom · 22/03/2016 at 08:57

    something smells like a trap with gawn. massive risk but big reward. Nic nat has bigger potential IMO

Ren · 20/03/2016 at 18:30

Anyone worried Dea isnt in the team for essendons predicted best 22?

I know its just a prediction but his JS obviously isnt great and could potentially be a trap. I recall Bluey McKenna saying on an essendon Q&A that they will opt for the younger players over the top-ups if both are fit.

    steven · 20/03/2016 at 18:36

    intersting

    Phil · 20/03/2016 at 18:59

    Essendons 22 is hard to predict this year especially without knowing their priorities….I was concerned about The Top-ups but I reckon with Dea still being young (25 right?) I do think they will give him every chance to prove himself this year with the intention of signing him next year if he's good enough. Afterall there is no guarantee the 12 players will come back next year as they'll all be free-agents and you couldn't blame them if they wanted a fresh start elsewhere.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 19:49

    I'll be be picking Dea if named this week. If he doesn't it should be fairly easy to slot in someone else. I wouldn't stress too much about it really.

    There are bound to be some rookie surprises Thursday night, both positive and negative, like the start to any season, so just go with the flow and you'll be fine mate.

Geoff · 20/03/2016 at 18:36

Nic Nat or Gawn

    Ben · 20/03/2016 at 18:53

    Both

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:40

    Gawn

    Ratitat · 20/03/2016 at 21:19

    either should be solid

CapTkaOs · 20/03/2016 at 18:40

Ok….its time for reality checks. Those good ordinary 300~450k players that had a good NAB cup will not carry it far into the main season. Sure use the NAB cup to help prioritise your rookies. But a guy that has been an AFL player for 5 years doesnt usually jump 20 points average over 1 summer. Dank couldnt make it happen, and neither can we. Remember previous lessons about NAB form.

    Saundo · 20/03/2016 at 18:53

    Mark my words de goey will be the exception

      CapTkaOs · 20/03/2016 at 19:13

      Maybe. History says the odds are against it is all I'm saying.

    DasGäv · 20/03/2016 at 19:34

    Totally agree. Every year the NAB cup throws up some fools gold of established players exploding out of nowhere, only to burn SuperCoaches in the season proper. This year I'm nominating Johannisen and Hall as those fools gold players, which is why I refuse to consider them for my initial team.

      Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:37

      so Hall's form at the end of last season was just a fluke and won't continue this season?

        CapTkaOs · 20/03/2016 at 23:16

        Form carry through from last season, I have more faith in. They were more likely playing in their true position against quality opposition for more games

SC_Beast · 20/03/2016 at 18:50

Sorry community, been very sick this past week, haven't been able to see any team reveals/listen to the podcast. Anything important that I have missed?

The Father of Fantasy himself has not selected God in his team. I can understand why. He is currently not in my team as he will have Crowley hanging off him round 1 (if he even plays).

The only thing I question is why pay over 600k for a defender (who's price will drop) and not select Goliath (Goldy), who's price wont drop by much and who should pump out 120 plus scores week in week out?

McKenzie is interesting. Seems to be on the outer at the Suns – seems to be the first one dropped even though he's done nothing wrong.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 19:54

    Hope you are on the mend SCB.

    I did a full team reveal including strategy in the comments section of Big Carl's article yesterday, as per your request and others, if you want to check it out.

      SC_Beast · 20/03/2016 at 20:59

      Cheers SCaddict, I'll give it a look mate! Yes feeling much better now

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 18:53

Hi guys,
Thoughts on jack Steele as a POD, now that Treloar has gone? Played a huge NAB game and represents good value at $310k.
Cheers

    SC_Beast · 20/03/2016 at 18:54

    I really like him. He's in my team at the moment at F4. Tackling machine and shouldn't suffer the second year blues.

Anthony · 20/03/2016 at 18:57

Hey guys feedback would be great:
Def: laird, KK, birchall, johanisen, brown, Hartley (broad, Collins)
Mid: pendles, Albett, r.gray, shiel, rockliff, libba, b.crouch, mills ( gore, keays, Phillips)
Rucks: Martin, gawn ( grimly)
Fwd: Barlow, Greene, hall, wells, menadue, kerridge ( petracca, tipungwuti)

DasGäv · 20/03/2016 at 18:57

Would appreciate any thoughts from this magnificent community on my team as it currently stands;

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Thumper, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Broad, AMT)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, Polkinghorne (Menadue, Cuningham, Davis)
RUC: Nic Nat, Gawn (Chol) Chol is only there for VC loophole purposes and allow FWD/RUC swing for Grimley, not to get a game
FWD: Dusty, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, M.Brown (ESS), (Grimley, Adams)

Only $17.5K left in the kitty.

Tear me a new one community!

    DasGäv · 20/03/2016 at 19:01

    On second thought, I've replaced Polkinghorne with Keays.

marcus · 20/03/2016 at 19:07

whos best to go d3 got 427k

    Ben · 20/03/2016 at 19:14

    Who have you already got….

    Tret · 20/03/2016 at 19:18

    Look at Smith, Hurn, JJ or if you wanna save some cash you could have a look at Sheridan and Lonergan.

    Marcus · 20/03/2016 at 20:22

    Shaw and Kok

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 19:08

Love this site. Always great content and helpful tips. Your team is very solid jock!
It's a hard year this year with a lot of mid price options. Im keen to win $50k so any input to help me would be sensational. Probably have added in 50% of all eligible players thus far but like the following mix;

Laird, Rich, JJ, Lonergan, Brown, Tippa (Hartley, Broad)

Fyfe, Danger, Neale, rocky, Wines, Cripps, Mills, Oliver (Petrucca, Keays, Davis)

Gawn, NicNat (Wyatt)

Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Steele, Wells, Kerridge (Adams, Grimley)

    Yars · 21/03/2016 at 17:47

    Shouldn't need to worry about nic nat and gawn (bye rounds), by then trades will be trades and your lineup will have changed. In saying that, there's a few risky picks in that side that are indeed POD's but might be fire or dirt. Reconsider and trust your heart. I believe your team is solid, however.

Dean · 20/03/2016 at 19:08

g'day old jock I see you have johanisen at d3 what are you expecting from him
I'm strongly considering

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:38

    Most likely low – mid 80's

G. · 20/03/2016 at 19:12

Yeo and 120k rookie or T McKenzie and Weitering??

    Murray · 20/03/2016 at 19:31

    2

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:59

    3

Jono · 20/03/2016 at 19:18

Is it worth going NicNat, Gawn & Grimely in the ruck, all great options but share the same bye round. Does this matter?

    DasGäv · 20/03/2016 at 19:26

    The way I see it, not really. I never consider a player's bye round when selecting my initial team. I leave that consideration to my in-season trading strategies.

      Jono · 20/03/2016 at 19:30

      Thanks DasGav, I just try to sort of pick ruckmen that are set and forget but have never had all 3 ruckmen sharing the bye round

        DasGäv · 20/03/2016 at 19:36

        In the word of the mighty Crouching One, welcome Jono!

Ryzar · 20/03/2016 at 19:22

Hey boys, Looking to fill up an SC league. Looking for some strong and competitive players to make this one hell of a league!
Code: 149668

    Jono · 20/03/2016 at 19:27

    Joined! Had a good average last year and ready to go, also if anyone is interested in joining a league 571790 is open also looking for people that have strong and competitive teams and are serious about SuperCoach. Thanks

      Jabba · 21/03/2016 at 17:42

      Done Jono thanks!

    Ed · 21/03/2016 at 17:47

    Joined!

Sammyboy · 20/03/2016 at 19:27

Mundy or Ward?
No fyfe in my team either

    Sammyboy · 20/03/2016 at 19:28

    Looking for a mid point of difference

      Tret · 20/03/2016 at 19:45

      Ward

      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 19:53

      I say ward

    Sarah · 20/03/2016 at 20:35

    Mundy, if you have the money get Fyfe though

Jono · 20/03/2016 at 19:33

Join 571790 Looking for good players that have a fair decent crack at it

SC16 · 20/03/2016 at 19:51

fyfe, priddis or pendles? would pick fyfe no doubt but im worried about him getting injured or playing with an injury
then pendles im worried that the pies new midfield and pendles new role will change his output badly aswell
If I had to pick them in order with no complications affecting their scoring potential it would go
1 fyfe
2 pendles
3 priddis
who should i go with? thanks guys

    Kev · 20/03/2016 at 19:59

    Pick the best you can, you can't control injuries.

    Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 21:55

    Out of those, definitely go fyfe. Pendles' output shouldn't drop a whole heap, as he should play mostly mid with a bit of half back time thrown in there. I just think that the pies are using pendles wherever needed, which could potentially drop his output. But when he does play half back he still plays pretty well. Only time I remember him playing predominantly back was vs hawthorn, which he scored 180 something. Then you have pridda, who is one of the most consistent players out there, if you want the least risky pick, go priddis as he won't disappoint. Still imo fyfe tho #fyfeislyfe

      SC16 · 20/03/2016 at 22:02

      cheers mate

        magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 22:48

        I think you should go with Pendels……not sure why so many are worried about Pendels……..he has a huge supporting cast and I think he benefits more by all the great mid field players, he's the captain and leader of the Pies. He's like the Micheal Jordan on the NBA but the AFL. He's healthy the best fitness he's ever been in and always consistent! If anything I think he's better this year and my Brownlow winner?! He's on my side no matter what! No injury worries either!

oldmate65 · 20/03/2016 at 20:07

Thoughts on the current lineup, Thanks community!

DEF: Shaw, Laird, KK, Weitering, Dea, Hartley (Collins, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Petracca, MacPherson)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (AMT, McCarthy)

Still got 124k left in the kitty
Not too sure whether i should upgrade somewhere or just leave as is

Thanks again

    oldmate65 · 20/03/2016 at 20:07

    Also Wines in the mid

Phillip · 20/03/2016 at 20:07

Hey guys if you could give me feedback on my team that would be muchly appreciated.

H. Shaw, R. Laird, Kk, J. Weitering, M.Dea, N. Broad
( M. Hartley, Anthony Mcdonald).

N.Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, S. Pedulbury, G. Ablett, T. Liberatore, D. Wells, C. Mills, C. Oliver
( C. Menadue, J. Gresham, C. Petracca).

T. Goldstien, Z. Smith ( S.Grimley).

L. Dalhaus, M. Barlow, C. Dixon, J. De Goey, W. Milera, S. Kerridge ( B. Kennedy, N. Kommer).

    Phillip · 21/03/2016 at 12:27

    Hey guys just wondering if i could get some feedback please

      Harley · 21/03/2016 at 15:26

      I don't think you should go in without rockliff. Maybe downgrade pendles, ablett or fyfe to Rocky .

      Get rid of Dixon. He needs to prove himself first and I think he is to much of a risk. Put Kennedy on feild as he is to much money to sit on your bench. Drop milera and add a cheaper rookie then upgrade Dixon to either a Greene, hall, gray, Robinson like player.

      Your defense is solid

      I'm not sure about Zac smith but might work for you.

      Hope that helps

Tyler · 20/03/2016 at 20:10

Looking for three extra players to fill up my league. 472593

MOC · 20/03/2016 at 20:10

Bartel and KK or rich and houli/simpson

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 20/03/2016 at 20:15

I see a lot of teams with a Ruck / Fwd swing with names that may not even get a game ? I understand loophole ect but why have 2 when you can have a scoring Rookie in the Fwd line especially when it's early in the season.

Mv12 · 20/03/2016 at 20:25

Currently have Dusty in my side at F1 but like probably quite a few of you guys I am a little bit concerned with the issues with his old man. Definitely also think we can get him cheaper at some time during the season. Would have gone for zorko but he went and got himself rubbed out for round one. Few question mark on the Dahl's midfield rotation, Wingard probably relies on how port come out at the start of the year, last year they started slow and he did also. Have Barlow at F2 and Hall at F3 so I really need a solid option. What do you guys think??

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 20:42

    Do a Jock and go for Greene, and save some serious cash…maybe Robinson

      Mv12 · 20/03/2016 at 21:04

      I pondered Green as my F3 but I'm not so sure he is a lock to get the midfield rotations Treloar leaves behind. Plus his Disposal efficiency is also a concern.

    Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 22:05

    Yeh my thinking as well, no real standout options over 500k up forward apart from barlow. Still think best option is to downgrade to gray/greene/merrett, but if you want a solid player 500k+ keep dusty. Everyone is jumping off him and in all likeliness he probably won't stop scoring heaps.

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 20:26

Love this site. Always great content and helpful tips. Your team is very solid jock!
It's a hard year this year with a lot of mid price options. Im keen to win $50k so any input to help me would be sensational. Probably have added in 50% of all eligible players thus far but like the following mix;

Laird, Rich, JJ, Lonergan, Brown, Tippa (Hartley, Broad)

Fyfe, Danger, Neale, rocky, Wines, Cripps, Mills, Oliver (Petrucca, Keays, Davis)

Gawn, NicNat (Wyatt)

Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Steele, Wells, Kerridge (Adams, Grimley)

    Yars · 21/03/2016 at 17:57

    Very solid again Ben

SC16 · 20/03/2016 at 20:26

already got dangerfield mate first pick of my team haha

Russ · 20/03/2016 at 20:40

So you're saying they're not having Grimley as one of them and a non playing ruckfwd as the other?…they're having two
non playing ruck/fwds on the bench?

If that's the case, doesn't really make sense does it.

    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 22:52

    Grimley is basically a fwd option if someone gets hurt or not named…….so you have something in the fwd line rather than nothing?

Brook · 20/03/2016 at 20:42

Hi all

I have almost finished my team and thought I would post it in a slightly different format.

When choosing my team I think of three different structural roles that players can fulfil:
* keepers – barring injury, these players will be in my team all year. I split this group into 'solid keepers' (proven record and very likely to finish high up for their position) and 'value keepers' (fallen premos or breakout contenders that are likely to finish high but present a bit of value). I hope for at least 50% strike rate on my value keeper selections.
* stepping stones – these players should score reasonably well and maintain their value until the byes (they will be upgraded last)
* cash cows – these players will appreciate in value until they can be culled (two at a time to paint the fence).

I hope to use a similar trading plan to the one presented in last year's Jock Reynolds Book (full of wisdom, as you would expect!). Basically, two correctives (R3); five up and downs (R7-11); triple downgrade (R12-13); triple upgrade (R14); then take it from there but I should be close to full premo by then.

Anyway, here are my players from the back line …

Solid Keepers – Shaw, Laird, Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Natanui, Wingard, Barlow
Value Keepers – Rich, Wines, Gawn, Hall
Stepping stones – Trent McKenzie, Libba, Wells
Cash Cows – Dea, Brown, Hartley, Broad, Mills, Gresham, Kerridge, Hewett, Davis, Grimley, Kennedy, Menadue, McCarthy, McD-Tip

Would love the community's feedback on my structure, trading plan and starting selections. Cheers

    nel · 20/03/2016 at 21:14

    how many trades is that Imake it 16 thx great feedback not overly keen on your squad but structures great I like gawn but not rich ImO

      Brook · 20/03/2016 at 21:47

      it will be 18 trades including R14 (assuming all goes to plan). By that time, I should have 21 premos if all my keepers work out (including the value selections). Most likely will have a few bumps in the road but best to have a plan I reckon

    Derek · 20/03/2016 at 21:38

    I do something similar, however they are either keepers or not.

    I'm going 3-5-1-3 keepers.

    The rest are there to make money

      Brook · 20/03/2016 at 21:45

      hey derek … would u consider my 'value keepers' the same as your 'keepers' or do you go for slightly stronger players?

    Average Joe · 20/03/2016 at 22:08

    Put rocky and Barlow in Value Keepers, Move Gawn up to Solid Keeper, and don't rely on rich and hall to be keepers

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:12

    Rich doesn't fit into any of your 4 categories. Not a keeper of any sort and not a cash cow or stepping stone.

      Brook · 20/03/2016 at 22:29

      I see him as a potential def keeper … has a better track record than JJ of Yeo. I must admit I dont feel hugely confident with him … Rampe may be a better option but I just cant get there if I keep all my cash cows

    The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 22:19

    So you're happy to go in with 9 solid keepers?
    I like the thinking but I'd be worried about Rich and McKenzie.

      Brook · 20/03/2016 at 22:27

      It does feel a bit light but I have spent a bit more on rookies because there just arent the 117k and 123k options this year … if i get 2 of my value picks to come off then I should be able to hit full premo by the end of the byes.

Jordan · 20/03/2016 at 20:49

Who's most likely to have the highest average out of these guys…..

Wines, selwood, rockliff or Sammy mitchell.
I currently have wines for the extra cash but I would love to here everyone's thoughts

Cheers

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 20:55

    I'd say Rocky if you went by his 2014 form, averaged 132, could do again if he gets back to his best.

    John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 01:37

    I think sam Mitchell

Russ · 20/03/2016 at 20:50

Hey guys n Gals, got some Leagues that need some serious filling in SC

923515
487007
716047
598192
887856
821086

All welcome, join one or all, the more the merrier 🙂

    jim · 24/03/2016 at 02:22

    just joined, good luck!

adam · 20/03/2016 at 20:52

tom mcdonald, rory laird, tom langdon, weitering, dea and hartley
thoughts ???

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:13

    Interesting pick with Langdon. Good POD but I don't think I'd take him for 460k.

tophawk · 20/03/2016 at 20:58

G'day community!

I am going to pick a suspended player into my round 1 team. And it ain't Jeremy Cameron.

Dayne Zorko will start on the bench round one and will be used for either a captain or emergency loophole.

In round 2, he will be my F1 player and a real POD player then. His preseason form was excellent and IMO it is worth the risk of committing to him now. (As well as copping any potential sacrificed points during round 1). It also means he will avoid (Travel) the trip of death to WA and be fit and fresh for round 2 at the Gabba. (North Melbourne). With a bit of luck he can grab me some loophole points as well during round 1.

There is some calculated risk involved here, but I am hoping it will turn out to be a nice little early shark move!

Cheers

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 20/03/2016 at 21:06

    i like a man with a plan, Good Luck tophawk,may the SC Gods be with you in 2016

      tophawk · 20/03/2016 at 22:05

      Thanks Blush!

      We are gonna need some serious SC god love this year. U gotta run with your gut and instinct in this comp. Hope you rattle a few cages this season mate!

      P.S How good was Chris Gayle the other day against the Poms! A tonne of 48 balls….I hope Mel Mc Laughlan was watching…..hehehe

    magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 22:13

    Dude nice intro….I would hope it would not be Cameron considering he's out til RD5! Ive considered Zorko as well…… seeing its only 1 RD but not happening!
    Murphy's Law is he (Zorko) will go down and out for the season RD2! Robinson will benefit! Take Robinson as back up plan instead of Zorko. Can always trade up to Zorko later?
    Good Luck!

      tophawk · 20/03/2016 at 22:54

      Thanks Magpie.

      Cameron is the butt of the joke mate. Like he would be in my side after copping 4.

      I will stick with Zorko the magnificient!

John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 20:58

I'm worried about your team jock firstly McKenzie is unreliable I would swap him for either sheridan or jesse lonengan, secondly why have you left out pendles he will play 80% in the guts and so reliable i would have him ahead of fyfe and dangerfield, thirdly you got a lot of injury prone players fyfe, parker, rocky, wines, wells, libba, Brad crouch you need a lot of luck to stay ahead of the comp.
Nic nat please he's not in the top 10 ruckmen.
Best of luck mate

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 20/03/2016 at 21:03

    John, can you please post your team ,cheers

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:34

      Back line Shaw, Enright (pod), Laird, lonengan, dea, broad.
      Bench M Brown (ess), Hartley.

      Midfield Pendlebury, Priddis, S Mitchell (pod) T Adams, S Gray, Mills, Kerridge.
      Bench Keays, Hibberd, Davis.

      Forward line Barlow, A Hall, De Goey, Steele, B Kennedy, Menadue.
      Bench Grimley, M Adams.

    Ben · 20/03/2016 at 21:11

    Soooooo which 10 rucks will be better than Nicnat?? Just wondering

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:46

      Goldy, Gawn, (sauce) Jacobs, Sandi, Martin, Ryder (suspended), Blicavs, Lobbe, McEvoy and Stanley

        Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:06

        Ryder, Lobbe, McEvoy and Stanley?….you've got to be kidding…probably not Blicavs either.

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 21:19

    Nicnat rated 7th highest points averaging Ruckmen last season at 103.9, and he can go much bigger than that, he's still improving barring any injury.
    I'd hardly call all those players you mentioned, 'injury prone', they've had injuries, yes but most players have at some stage in their careers, they're all strong tough lads, they can get past it and move on.

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:22

      Nic Nat is so overrated and inconsistent

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:48

      Rocky, fyfe, libba and wells are very injury prone

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:58

    Nic Nat is easily in the top ten ruckman, at his best he could move into the top 3.

    Did well in the NAB, and has trained well in the preseason (unlike other years)

    28 hitouts game one for 101 SC (74% TOG) v GCS

    24 hitouts game two for 96 SC (61% TOG) v Ess

John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:19

What I do like jock is no gaz, goldy and dusty i can't see gaz playing 22 games, goldy won't average 110 and dusty is a big yo-yo.
PS McKenzie and Brad crouch aren't guaranteed to play round 1

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:59

    Why won't Goldy average 110?

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 23:51

      Because teams have now worked him out and he will burn out by the end of the season

        Southern S · 21/03/2016 at 00:14

        He averaged 128 last year. Was still getting large scores up to round 20.

        He'll average 110 no problems and you don't just suddenly get worked out when you are a top ruckmen, or you wouldn't be a top ruckmen to begin with.

        That saying I haven't had him in my team once this year. Too expensive I think he'll drop quite a bit.

Foti186 · 20/03/2016 at 21:20

Just looking at my team and can't work out
how do you play a full side during the bye rounds? Only amateur here. Thanks to whoever can explain

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 21:24

    They only count the score of 18 players, so try to get 18 on the park or as close to it as possible.

Ben · 20/03/2016 at 21:21

I'd love to get Chad Wingard in but it would have to be at the expense of Barlow, Sam gray or hall.
How much better is Chad than Barlow, esp considering ports awesome draw to start the year ?!?

Shaw, Rance, Laird, Dea, Brown, Tippa (Hartley, Broad)

Danger, Neale, RobbieG, rocky, Wines, Cripps, Mills, Oliver (Petrucca, Keays, Davis)

Gawn, NicNat (Wyatt)

Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Steele, Wells, Kerridge (Adams, Grimley)

    Foti186 · 20/03/2016 at 21:37

    3 words Don't Do It

    @footy_bec · 20/03/2016 at 22:01

    Get Chad a little later, your forward line looks good. Lots of potential for growth.

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:02

    Barlow's already proven himself, as a 100 a week at least scorer, Wingard's still a bit up and down and a (who knows what he'll do this week) kinda guy.

The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 21:22

Bloody hell Jock!
You've got me seriously worried about the Son of God now.
Philosophically challenging times.

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:04

    Keep him mate, If Gaz lets you down, you know about it pretty quick, he might have a bad game every now and then (when he only scores 95) or he's injured, in which case, you trade him away anyway if he's gonna be out longer than say 3 weeks.

      The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 23:14

      The only reason I'm considering dropping him is because I haven't got Rocky.

Mike · 20/03/2016 at 21:23

Crows fans,
Are Gore and Matt Crouch fighting over the one spot in the team?
Matt posted some good scores in the NAB, Gore not so much, though with low tog. Was he injured the last NAB?

Appreciate any comments.

    John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 22:10

    Matt Crouch is ahead of gore in the pecking order

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:20

    No, Gore is nowhere near Matt Crouch's spot.

    Matt has proven himself in state and at AFL level over the last couple of years.

      Mike · 21/03/2016 at 09:46

      Thanks Fellas.

Trent · 20/03/2016 at 21:32

Thoughts on C. SINCLAIR as R2?

Plan is to move him into the forward line as an F6-7 by seasons end and have another premo ruckman fill his spot at R2.

    The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 21:50

    He's not good enough to be your F6/7 mate, you wanna be aiming to have someone better than that in that position at seasons end.

    John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 21:54

    Good option

    Trent · 20/03/2016 at 22:18

    I see him as a huge POD, he will become Sydney's no. 1 ruckman because Tippet is rubbish. I see him averaging 90-100 as he can kick a few snags and collect a few possessions!

    Thoughts community?

      Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:24

      Tippet isn't rubbish he's actually a decent forward and can ruck when the ball is up there.

      This is probably why people are saying sinclair isn't good enough as he'll share the ruck load with tippet and probably average his value of about 80. Not supercoach relevant imo.

SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 21:51

I've created a new league called 'The True Believers' (code=935882)

The only condition of entry is that you MUST START the season with Gary Ablett Jnr.

So if you believe that the great man will either collapse in a miserable heap this Saturday, get rested in the second half or get pwned by Crowley, well then this league just isn't for you. JR Brumby FC need not apply.

    Nifty · 20/03/2016 at 21:57

    Hi Addict, do you mind if i join..

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 21:59

      So long as you start with Gaz you are more than welcome Nifty.

      I'll be setting up another league later in the week where anyone can join but for now it's Gaz believers only – seem to be a dying breed around here.

        Nifty · 20/03/2016 at 22:01

        Thanks Addict.. I'm in..

          Derek · 20/03/2016 at 22:19

          Believe it or not, I'm waivering

            SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:24

            C'mon Derek I know you are true believer deep within your soul.

            I realise the dark side can easily seduce but step into the light and join my league.

              derek · 20/03/2016 at 23:39

              it's between Pendles and Ablett.

              right now it is Ablett.

    Huggy · 20/03/2016 at 22:09

    Love the concept Addict. We can all sit back and count points as the bald headed master proves to all the doubters that he is still the best

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:12

      Yep I have high expectations for this league with all 18 teams locked and loaded with the Little Master.

      Anything less than a Top 100 league finish would be a disappointment I feel.

      And in the off chance it all goes horribly wrong well at least we'll have ourselves to console one another and wipe away the tears that it truly is over. But I refuse to accept that possibility right now.

        magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 22:27

        SCA……Ive told someone else this…..Ablett is great and one of the best in AFL history! But Ablett is like Peyton Manning…..not sure if you know who that is? But he is one of the great NFL QB's in NFL history and he was managed so much this year it wasnt even funny…..he wasn't even Fantasy Football relevence and so many drafted him early and eventually let him go after 4 or 5 games because he was absolutely none productive in a Fantasy stand point. Ablett has just entered that door! He goes balls off the wall and tits up great…… but he will be managed and play less in matches and scoring will be down. You don't want to see ABS sitting for half the game. He's OLD and GREAT….but its time to turn the page! Down hill from here!

          SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:33

          Yes I'm a NY Giants fan who of course is QB'd by his brother.

          I think Gaz has had a gutful of hearing Fyfe this and Danger that over the past 12mths and will remind the fantasy world this Saturday arvo that the rightful king is back in town so I pity those who have forsaken him.

            magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 22:58

            Yuck the Giants????? BOOOOOO!

          Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:07

          Don't know how old you are Magpie but when you play serious sport, you don't really decline too much physically until you hit about 34 or 35, so I'm having faith Gazman still has a few good seasons left in him yet…hopefully for my team's sake anyway lol

          Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:12

          You blokes must be great allround sports fans I guess to have love for the NFL, I can't stand the fact that half the game is taken up with stoppages (time outs) rulings, penalties etc etc etc, same with Basketball and Baseball.
          Americans don't understand the concept of AFL, because it's a fast moving free-flowing game that has to fit within a certain time period, and therefore much better viewer friendly for the fans.

          Games like Basketball, Baseball and NFL can drag on for hours past the scheduled timeframe.
          Yanks must find it hard to understand how Aussies can feel love for both AFL Footy and Cricket lol, they're basically opposites, timeframe- wise

            SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 23:19

            It doesn't get any better than AFL and Supercoach that's for damn sure.

            But i do also like my American football and especially hoops – go my beloved Suns for Ben Simmons!

            I agree the time outs and rulings are a drag though.

      Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:25

      Agreed. Loving it that GAJ is now a POD.

    Matt · 20/03/2016 at 22:49

    Ha love it! Looking forward to 18 teams all with 350 captain points next to their name

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:57

      Yes I'll have the VC on him so only 6 more sleeps to go!

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 20/03/2016 at 22:53

    dammit, i nearly joined, until i read it all

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:59

      That's ok I'll have another league later in the week where anyone can join including non believers so stay tuned.

      magpie4ver · 20/03/2016 at 23:01

      Ablett wont being scoring 150…..well maybe once or twice! The first niggle he will get is when Crowley pounds him and he sits 3 qrts of the game! Ablett is not god…..he is human!

    Blueprime · 20/03/2016 at 23:09

    I am in with the great man standing by my side.

      SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 23:14

      You will never stand alone mate!

      That faith will be rewarded.

      Blueprime · 21/03/2016 at 01:55

      Oh yea of little faith, I forgive you, though you worship at the feet of false gods. I forgive you too, Jock Reynolds, though you be greatly misguided.

Corvus · 20/03/2016 at 21:59

Just created this league 567009. First in, first serve to take on fellow Jock community wisdoms.

John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 22:08

My team

Back line H Shaw, Enright, Laird, J Lonengan, Dea, Broad.
Bench M Brown (ess) McDonald-Tip,

Midfield Pendlebury, Priddis, S Mitchell, C Ward, T Adams, S Gray, Mills, Kerridge.
Bench Keays, Hibberd, Davis.

Forward line Barlow, A Hall, De Goey, Steele, B Kennedy, Menadue.
Bench Grimley, M Adams

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 22:21

    Not bad John, I think you're depending on certain guys such as Lonergan, Adams, Gray, Degoey and Steele to go to another level in a similar way Jock is depending on his Libba, Wells, Crouches etc to stay on the park after their injury periods, there's always an element of risk with all teams at the start of the season, there is no way to have a completely reliable Team.
    There's a lot of luck and hope involved.

    You didn't mention the Rucks you chose in your Team.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 22:26

    Rucks?

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 22:51

      Gawn, Blicavs.
      Bench M Cox

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:04

    A couple of old warhorses in there with enright and mitchell, both good picks and pretty durable for their age. Not sure if they'll play all 22 games this year I have neither of them myself.

    Enright has always treated me well in supercoach though and mitchell always performs when on the field.

    Can't really fault your team although I'd consider changing lonergan and I also haven't heard anything about Hibberd playing.

      John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 23:42

      Got to have pods otherwise I will be left behind.
      The only reason why I got Hibberd was cheaper dpp than Francis.
      Lonengan will spend some time in the midfield he will be a nice stepping stone to a premium defender or midfielder.

Cozza · 20/03/2016 at 22:17

The way I see it, there are 2 outcomes re Ablett for my team:
1. He post 2 x 100+ scores in the first two rounds and then I'll bring him in as a corrective trade;
2. He tanks in the first two rounds and I trade him out as a corrective trade.

For me, I love the bald genius and I think he is more chance of coming within option 1, so he'll be in my team. Don't lose anything except a trade if I am wrong, which I am comfortable with – not that I want to be reckless with trades, but my trading plan allows me 2 corrective trades after the first 2 rounds.

    SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:21

    Good to hear Cozza!

    Please join my league 'The True Believers' (code=935882) where the only condition of entry is that you must start the season with Gaz.

      Northernsoul74 · 20/03/2016 at 22:32

      What is everyone in your league going to do if he's not named round1?

        SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:37

        I'll guess we'll all have a good cry but he assured us last week that he is right to go at Captain's Day and I still believe in that beautiful bald headed freak.

      Cozza · 20/03/2016 at 22:42

      Lol – luv it. Just joined – Spankmes

        SCaddict · 20/03/2016 at 22:49

        Onya Cozza!

Coach Ticko · 20/03/2016 at 22:23

Love the team and reasoning Jock! Made me re-think my squad a bit and I feel like this year I'm finally gonna have to move away from my stock standard 'guns and rookies' and take a punt on some mid-pricers, unfortunately.. here is my team after slipping in a few mid-pricers to see what it looked like. Feedback appreciated community!

Shaw, KK, Sheridan, Seedsman, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, Brown)

Fyfe, Danger, Ward, Rocky, Graham, Libba, B Crouch, Mills (Menadue, Gresham, Davis)

Goldy, Nic Nat (Grimley)

Greene, Hall, Sinclair, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, AMT)

Also trying to slot in some PODs – Ward and Sinclair for the moment plus some of the mid pricers, I also believe that Sinclair will be able to hold his own as at least at F6 come the end of the year and will see a boost in a value when Tippett eventually breaks down as per plus allowing flexibility for a goldy rest or nic nat niggle down the track to swing him into the rucks if need be.

Derek · 20/03/2016 at 22:23

Looking at my team with Crouch.

Dangerfield & Mills or Selwood & BCrouch

    The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 22:34

    Dangerfield and Mills.
    Selwood will def be gettable at some point, Danger might not be.

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 20/03/2016 at 22:57

      Pshhht, nothing to consider here

      Selwood and Crouch

      Derek · 20/03/2016 at 23:14

      Danger not gettable, what you mean?

        The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 23:17

        Only that he might not drop much in price.
        And Selwood, being lower priced to start with, might be easier to upgrade to.

    Cozza · 20/03/2016 at 22:47

    That is a great question. I'm thinking Selwood will average 100+ and BCrouch is a 90-100 (hopefully more). However, both high risk given their limited pre-season. That said, there is also a chance both of these guys will keepers for the season, although I'm expecting BCrouch may be a last upgrade option.

    I'm tipping Danger to average 110-120 and Mills 70-80. Danger is the only keeper here.

    For that reason, I think Selwood/BCrouch for the higher average (just), as long as you are comfortable with the risk that their lack of preseason doesn't hamper them too much.

    tophawk · 20/03/2016 at 22:47

    Hi Derek,

    Is M or B Crouch you are looking at in your side?

      Derek · 20/03/2016 at 22:50

      B Crouch

        Derek · 20/03/2016 at 23:12

        I have my doubts that Mills will be that good only need 100k to go to BCrouch, definitely worth it.

        Where to get $100k from. I think Danger will be top 8 this year, but he is fully priced. Selwood is still a gun and could also be top 8, therefore undervalued.

Jock Disciple Si · 20/03/2016 at 22:32

HI all, this is my first fantasy season and I am doing my best to learn off the great man. Love the team Jock and have also left out Goldy and Abs. I have not seen a lot of love for Winguard up forward. What are people's thoughts?
My team has many similarities as I wish to fly in flocks of greatness and maybe one day a bit of the majestic wonder may rub off on me. Before I put my team up here are my main concerns are Yeo, Winguard, D4 and under being less than 200K as well as Petracca maybe not playing until round 6 (anyone else heard that?)
Here is my team at present: Love to be critiqued by the community
Def: Shaw, Yeo, B.Smith, A.Francis, M.Dea, M.Brown (M.Hartley, T.Ruggles)
Mid:Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, R.Gray, Rockliff, Libba, B.Crouch, C.Mills (Petracca, Keay, D.MacPherson)
Ruck: NicNac, Gawn (Grimley)
For: Winguard, Barlow, Sinclair, Wells, Simpkin, Kerridge, ("we love" Cox, McDonald Tipungwuti)

Also, can't wait till Coachkings hits us in WA.

    Southern S · 20/03/2016 at 23:16

    Too many bombers at high prices.

    Francis didn't even play in the NAB.

    Simpkin is pricey considering he averaged about 80% TOG for an average of about 60 SC. (Over the three games)

    Leave petracca out (unless named round one) and use a corrective/downgrade trade to get him if necessary.

    Not too sure about keays job security, especially as mathieson will probably come in when he returns from his injury. keays may get a game or three during that time, resulting in bugger all profit and a wasted trade to get him out.

      Jock Disciple Si · 21/03/2016 at 00:16

      Ta, thanks for the help.
      Didn't know that about Francis and don't know how I overlooked that.
      Good luck for the season.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/03/2016 at 22:36

Ahh defence!

Really wanna start hunter as my gut tells me he has breakout written all over him like a fellow namesake last year. If i start hunter choices are:

Weithering and dea & 2 rooks on field

Or

Go mills instead of hunter allows me to go wilson, weithering and dea with one rook on field.

little help?

    The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 22:41

    Jeez Trigger, Weitering at D3?! Bloody brave!
    You'd want your other lines to be pretty bloody good.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/03/2016 at 22:49

      Yeah sometimes ya gotta lay it all on the line. Crouch is my m8 due to lack of rookie options in the midfield. The other option is to go crouch down to mills giving me longeran at 3 and dea at 4. But i see crouch and weithering outscoring mills and lonegran.

        The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 23:03

        Crouch at M8 is a massive midfield so I guess you gotta be light on somewhere.
        We all are mate, it's just where you take the pain eh?!
        If ya gonna go that big in the middle maybe Weitering is ok but you'd wanna be pretty sure the mid line is bloody spot on!

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/03/2016 at 23:21

          Current mids:
          Big 4.
          Fyfe, abs, danger and rocky
          Sheil – kid is a jet will b elite this year a clone of c judd
          Duncan – 5th best kick in the afl, can go big and dangers arrival just gonna help him
          Hunter – dont trust libba coming back from an acl. Hunter has found his spot on the wing super fit massive end to last season and nab cup form continued on.
          Crouch – we know what he is capable of if fit.

          So that's my mids and reasoning. Can see them all scoring over 100.

          But to roll with that gotta cut corners somewhere.

            The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 23:28

            Hard to pick a hole in it mate and I really like the Duncan pick, I think he could be anything this year.
            Just don't know about Hunter, he's gotta make a big jump.
            Good luck for the year ahead.

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/03/2016 at 23:38

              Thanks mate u too. Hunter is my gut pick and if SC has taught us anything it is to back your gut.

The Ranger · 20/03/2016 at 22:50

To G or not G….that is the question.
My final decision prob won't be until Wed/Thurs and I'll prob stick with the Son of God but there is a sneaky bit of me that thinks about the money I raise by going GAJ to Rocky.
This is not a happy place Community.

Benjamima Puddleduck · 20/03/2016 at 23:01

Hunter
hUnter
huNter
hunTer
huntEr
hunteR

If you have hunter you cant have libba, and you should have lonegran as well

Sean · 20/03/2016 at 23:01

Bloody beautiful team Jock!
If anyone is running a draft league of any format (Supercoach, Ultimate Footy, Fantasy or RDT) I'm looking for one too join!
Would love some feedback on this team –

Powerful Showing $9,300
Def: Shaw, Laird, McKenzie, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Brown, Hartley)
Mid: Dangerfield, Ablett, Kennedy, Selwood, Rockliff, Adams, Liberatore, Mills (Parish, Macaffer, Davis)
Ruc: Martin, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwd: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Simpkin, Kennedy, Kerridge (Menadue, McDonald-Tippa)

I feel like the abundance of mid-priced forwards and lack of midfield rookies has led to this structure, with IMO an incredible midfield, and solid cash cows up forward. I even reckon the likes of Wells and Kerridge could push to be keepers.
Feel guilty leaving Goldy out of the team , but couldn't justify the large spend which would unsettle the team structure.
We're blessed with the Essendon situation, with so many rookies just about guaranteed games. This allows me to go cheap in defence, another factor with the strong midfield.
Cheers legends!

Timchief · 20/03/2016 at 23:01

What the communities view on Steve j? History of being a good scorer, may get some high midfield time and quite a few winnable games for the gws in he first 8 rounds.

A bit long in the tooth though.

Thoughts?

    Sean · 20/03/2016 at 23:04

    Could be a very handy scorer, but too risky I reckon. Especially when you've got your Hall's, Gray's and Greene's around him.

James · 20/03/2016 at 23:19

Bennel or dusty ??

    Sean · 20/03/2016 at 23:30

    I reckon Bennell, there's just a bit of doubt in Martin with his dad going to jail, and Harley's cheaper with a greater upside IMO

    John Hines · 20/03/2016 at 23:34

    Bennell

Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:25

Afghanistan are kicking serious butt in the T20 World Cup, currently 4 for 125 after 13 overs against South Africa!?!?! lol, must've traded up their goat hooks and AK47's and RPG's for Gray Nicholls weapons over the last few years…lol, good on em, we need a new Cricket Superpower, go the Goat Herders! 🙂

Coon · 20/03/2016 at 23:28

Which option……

Goldy/Johanisan or
S Martin/houli?

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:33

    I'd say Martin and Houli, Martin's a machine, and Houli is reasonably reliable, Goldy could lose money and JJ could not live up to expectations.

Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:30

Oh I just realised they're chasing 210, a couple more sixes an over and they might be a chance 🙂

    Russ · 20/03/2016 at 23:55

    Afghanistan lost by 40, speaking of shit, How shit was the pitch in yesterday's game between India and Pakistan in the T20?, such a mistake holding the event in a third world hellhole, ridiculous how much the spinners were turning the ball,the batsmen found it unplayable, and T20 is supposed to be all about the batting, the uneven pace, the ugliness of the pitch…just plain sillyness.

Nifty · 21/03/2016 at 00:01

No one mentioning big Sandi, will miss 1st one, but handy sitting in the goal square with new rotations?

    Russ · 21/03/2016 at 01:47

    Probably not too many keen on picking Sandi for round one and having to take Grimley's 30 points, if he stays fit he'll be on people's minds for sure.

Mark · 21/03/2016 at 00:10

Can't wait until Gaz scores a lazy 180 odd points against Essendon round 1.

    John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 00:36

    Won't happen

    SCaddict · 21/03/2016 at 01:59

    You and me both Mark – just 6 sleeps to go!

      John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 13:18

      He will get under 140

SCaddict · 21/03/2016 at 00:20

Wonder what the chance is of Jock doing a backflip and sneaking Gaz in at the last second?

I mean it was less than a week ago that Jock had Gaz listed as a "must have" premo mid in green on his cheat sheet with the halo on that chrome dome and beaming smile. So he's already done one 180 in the space of less than 7 days so why not two?

I just reckon there is a lot of conflict and contradiction running through that troubled mind of our father of fantasy right now, more than he lets on. We your humble community are here for you Jock!

    John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 00:35

    No jock is doing the right thing

derek · 21/03/2016 at 00:21

Evening everyone,

The Bundeena Bunnies team has finally taken shape. I have tried to stay to my structure, but have found a few more mid-pricers drift into my team than i originally thought. I tried to stick to 12 keepers 3-5-1-3 on the lines, with 1 mid-priced "fallen premium" per line and the rest rookies. The lack of rookies and the seeming endless supply of good valued mid-pricers have made me change the mix a bit, but i'm happy with what i've come up with.

Laird, Bartel, Rich, BSmith, Brown, Collins (Hartley, Broad)

Fyfe, Ablett, Dangerfield, Selwood, Rockcliff, Libba, BCrouch, Gresham (Petracca, Dunkley, Davis)

NicNat, Lobbe (Wyatt)

DMartin, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Simpkin, Kerridge (Kommer, McDonald-T)

$10k left.

I've doubled up with the pair of Crows at the back. Adelaide have a tough early draw so i'm thinking the ball will be down back a fair bit. Shaw too expensive. Rich is a keeper, one of the few defenders who will be playing as a true midfielder. two onfield rookies is a risk, but at least it isn't 3.

In the guts i have gone double cats. They have one of the easier draws and i can see them both scoring well. Fyfe and Gaz are still the two best and pick themselves as does Rocky for his value. Neither Libba or BCrouch can be left out, they offer too much value and cash generation, particularly in the absence of cash-cow rookies this year. i did consider some expensive rookies, but at the end of the day that is what they are, expensive.

The ruck is where i have taken the biggest risk with the Lobbe selection. Firstly, Goldy is too expensive. Everyone has gone off Lobbe as a selection because of his NAB games. It was NAB! He is the number 1 ruck in a good team who has a fantastic first 8 weeks, i can see Port starting at least 7-1. That means good points even if he is only playing average. At $390k he is a bargin. My plan is to trade to goldy within the first 8 weeks and save at least $100k.

In the forwards i'm going with 3 genuine premium keepers, not messing with greene/hall types. Wingard is locked in on the back of Ports easy start. Wells and Simpkin are like Libba & Crouch, they offer value that has to be taken, especially with not many rookies on offer.

My trading strategy will be; don't waste trades, make cash and trade in keepers at a cheaper price than their starting price.

Go the Bunnies!

    SCaddict · 21/03/2016 at 00:49

    I commend you for sticking phat with your R2 belief despite all the Lobbe bashing going on here the past few weeks.

    Definitely got herculean plums running with Jelwood with bugger all preseason but then again neither has Gaz who I'm starting with, so I can't give you too much grief for that call.

    Agree with you on the Cats draw which has influenced me in starting with Danger and Jimmy as well.

    All the best for season 2016 and that invite to The True Believers is still on the table although only 1 spot left now!

      Derek · 21/03/2016 at 02:34

      I've got Ablett.

        SCaddict · 21/03/2016 at 03:11

        That's what we're after – Ablett believers – so you fit the mold for this league perfectly.

        Btw what state do you live in as you're posting at a pretty extreme hour if you are on the eastern seaboard.

    Russ · 21/03/2016 at 01:12

    1st team I've seen without Mills in it lol..and with Simpkin in it since about 3 weeks ago.
    I think your team's quite risky Derek, but if it pays off for you, it's great hahah
    good luck

      Derek · 21/03/2016 at 02:32

      Simpkins DPP is a bonus

      I worry about Mills games when McVeigh is back

    Leeds17 · 21/03/2016 at 06:12

    Nothing too wrong with this team to of FWD rooks though not sure why you'd bother with Simpkin, Kennedy or even Menadue for me.

    Southern S · 21/03/2016 at 16:37

    So rich is going to defy his last 7 seasons as an AFL player and suddenly become a keeper in supercoach……………………….

Benjamima Puddleduck · 21/03/2016 at 00:34

Current exquisite master piece in its current form

R.LAIRD J.GIBSON T.CUTLER J.LONEGAN M.DEA M.HARTELY

R.GRAY J.SELWOOD A.GAFF D.SHIEL P.CRIPPS L.HUNTER B.CROUCH C.MENADUE

N.NAITANUI S.MARTIN

M.BARLOW S.GRAY S.JOHNSON A.HALL D.MENZEL S.KERRIDGE

Will definitely have more haters than lovers, but this year is going to be very different year.

0 Ultra premos, yep 0 no Goldylocks, and none of his three bears, Pendles/Fyfe/Danger. The bald king-GONE
Heater/Dusty nada.

Starting with GoldCoast – GAJ is on his way out, he cant play like he has in the past and we will ave 100-105 this year to make sure his body holds up. Beneficiaries from this while have a few key players out as well, Hall and Lonergan. Niether are keepers, but at the right time they will be cut loose and commended for there service.

R.Gray/A.Gaff/D.Shiel WILL go big this year. Under the radar surprise attack BOOM big SC numbers this year (my mum is a psychic, she told me and that's how i know)

Cripps and Hunter, just under the above lot, but not by much.
Cripps will carry Carlton on his shoulders this year, and he can since he is bigger, faster, stronger.
Hunter is something special, he SC numbers are skewed from copping the vest last year, the games he didn't get the vest were very sexy. He will be a lot more valuable than this Libba guy. (This year anyway)

Selwood will out score Dangerfield this year, and for 80k cheaper – No Brainer

Rucks are self explanatory. I will say this, NicNat will be the number 1 ruck this year. If you have Gawn, find the extra 10k and put in NicNat

S.Gray, some are not sold, i was sold last year, and he will play a big role for Port this year.
Johnson!! Easily average 100+ this year. Yes he might get suspended… guess thats the risk. One of the biggest PODS. Imagine if Leon figures out he can run Johnson through the mid still, or maybe he already has….

Cutler will rise up this year. Probs not going to be a massive point scorer, but will definitely make bank.

Menzel not sure on yet, may move to wells. Though i think Wells NAB scores were blown out out. I think his mate Higgo will be a top FWD this year.

There it is, i call it POD CITY

    Russ · 21/03/2016 at 01:20

    Lucky your Mum's a psychic Benjamima, or I might think you could be in trouble this year in Supercoach lol, you definitely have a different point of view 🙂
    Hope it works out for ya.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/03/2016 at 12:49

      Wow that's different good to see another hunter believer.

    John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 13:16

    Like your logic mate good luck with your team

ATeam12345 · 21/03/2016 at 01:01

Food for thought.
DEF: Laird, Bartel, Rich, McGovern, Wietering, Dea (Brown, Hartley)
MID: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Rockliff, Liberatore, M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Keays, Davis)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Cox, Tipungwuti)
Not having Ablett gives me depth in the Crouch's.

Cack Of Punts · 21/03/2016 at 01:35

league code 440368… all welcome if commit to full season !

Russ · 21/03/2016 at 01:38

Join up Guys n Gals, we need YOU ! 🙂
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Get Some! 487007

in Supercoach, do it, do it nooooow lol

Jonathan Camac · 21/03/2016 at 09:29

What are the best midfield bench options out there community?

Big G · 21/03/2016 at 11:01

Dylan Shiel or Luke Parker?

    John Hines · 21/03/2016 at 13:14

    Shiel just

Jase · 21/03/2016 at 11:06

Need to fill a last spot in your leagues.

Last Spot (297400).

KingBlue14 · 21/03/2016 at 11:33

Ablett played r1 last year with literally one arm and still got 119 points, ended up pulling the pin from r3 to r14 where he slipped back into action with 124, 153 and 189 before having his knee taken out.

All of his injuries have been impact injuries, he may be 32 but his body is solid.

He didn't have a pre season in either 2012 or 2013 I can't remember which but he still came out on fire and ended those years on 138 and 128 avg.

The day GAJ continually scores bad because he isn't getting enough of the ball is the day I trade him out and I'll be happy to cop a few bad scores and giving up a trade after all of his loyal service over the years, but until that is happening right in front of my face there is no way I will be trying to predict it happening.

    rosy · 22/03/2016 at 11:07

    ^this

Shinboner · 21/03/2016 at 11:37

Wow! Nice team Jock, I can see the the logic behind leaving the little bald fella out. I have done the same until we can see what sort of impact the injuries have had on him. No Goldmember is a surprise though… I couldn't leave him out, he is wearing the captains Guernsey for me all year I reckon.
The Cannon is also a surprise selection that I will be watching a bit closer. Cheers lads

    jockreynolds · 23/03/2016 at 22:23

    Cheers Shin! Best of luck tomorrow mate

Tyler · 21/03/2016 at 12:39

Doing finals changes now..
Pendlebury or ablett?
Boak or wines?
Boak or hannebery?
Any other changes i could make?

I have 124k to spend

Def – k.k, yeo, johannisen, seedsman, dea, hartley
Def bench – brown, adamson

Mid – danger, Pendlebury (or ablett), hannebery (or boak), rockliff, wines (or boak), matt crouch, libba, menadue
Mid bench – hewett, keays, davis

Ruck – martin, jacobs
Ruck bench – grimly

Fwd – barlow, greene, hall, wells, ben Kennedy, kerridge
Fwd bench – petracca, Mcdonald-tipungwuti

Beijing · 21/03/2016 at 12:59

Shit!

Maybe you are pretty good at this caper. Very noice team.

Harley · 21/03/2016 at 13:20

Got $190,000 left and not sure if I should upgrade or leave alone?

Could upgrade libba to cripps?

I have natinui and Gawn and could upgrade to Goldstein ?

Or upgrade KK, smith or JJ to shaw.

I'm happy with my team but feel I should spend The money and max out on premo. I just feel shaw and goldy are maxed out already.

Thoughts?

    Russ · 21/03/2016 at 18:23

    Hi Harley,maybe a happy medium might be, upgrade Smith to Laird and still have some cash left over.

Tyler · 21/03/2016 at 13:39

Awesome thanks mate.. i traded adamson for broad. Did the yeo for laird move and wines for boak.. would you go seedsman or Mckenzie?
my only concern with my backs is i have 3 ess and depending on who i go with seedsman or Mckenzie ill have 2 of adel or gc is that to much of the same team?

Crusty · 21/03/2016 at 14:30

If GaJ is not going to be in the Supercoach team it's like – not Supercoach. I just love the little superhero. I think I would have to take my gonads and simply go home, not play.
OK, I've decided to leave space for a trade to him and give him 2 rounds to show his fitness, form and time up forward. He is worth burning a trade if he shows he's through 2 rounds unscathed. If he fires (and he will by round 3) it's chocaltes and lemonade all round!

Ted · 21/03/2016 at 16:12

Just starting a new league hoping to get in the top 100 leagues anyone feel free to join the codes 736716

Youngy · 21/03/2016 at 17:19

Am I the only one who thinks Gawn is being overhyped, he hasn't even had a full season before….

    Russ · 21/03/2016 at 18:27

    Giday Youngy, I think Gawn is now in the S.Martin category, who had a few years being quite mediocre and seems to have now turned a corner to be in the elite range. Whatever their reasons were for going to another level, they've both gotten there and that's a good thing for coaches choosing them.

      Youngy · 22/03/2016 at 07:54

      I still don't see why any coach would take that risk when they can go with Nic nat or Martin.

Jabba · 21/03/2016 at 17:40

Jock, I share your thoughts on Weitering. I have Howe at D4 to add some Starch (instead of McKenzie) – penny for your thoughts?

Jeramenko · 21/03/2016 at 17:45

With deledio gone, and soon to be ablett, who are valuable swaps for these players? Deledio I was thinking could go to a Greene sort of player, whereas ablett? Who knows, give me your thoughts. Thanks bucko

Marc · 21/03/2016 at 17:50

Hey boys, Looking to fill up an SC league. Looking for some strong and competitive players to make this one hell of a league! (hoping to crack the top 100
Code:736716

Nate · 21/03/2016 at 18:09

Ok guys thoughts on my team?
Gone very light in the guts. Just took out Gablett for Cripps and Oliver. May move it back if Gaz is named.

Shaw, Houli, Laird, B Smith, Dea, Hartley, (Collins, Adams)
Fyfe, Danger, Cripps, M Crouch, B Crouch, Mills, Oliver (Menadue, Keays, Davis)
Goldy, Gawn, (Grimley)
Barlow, Z Merrett, T Lynch (Adel), Franklin, Wells, Milera, (McCarthy, Tipungwuti)

cheers

Sam · 21/03/2016 at 18:25

Nice team Jock.
thoughts on my team and any advice to help me cheers:
Back: KK, Docherty, Bartel, Laird, Hartley, Bonner (Brown, Collins)
Mid: Dangerfield, Ablett, Rocky, Parker, Gibbs, Libba, O'meara, B crouch (Phillips, petracca, davis)
Ruck: Goldy, Lobbe
Forwards: Hall, Barlow Greene, Wells, B keneddy, Kerridge. (Cox, Tipingwuiti)

Thinking Gibbs will step up this year and take some of the pressure off Cripps. Also, thoughts on Docherty and Bartel in back line and omeara in Mid?

    Southern S · 21/03/2016 at 21:43

    Bonner? I don't see it happening.

    O'meara – Is due to play in the NEAFL about Round 3 or 4 and has told club officials he wants to spend at least three weeks there before being considered for senior duty.

    Phillips/petracca/davis are all question marks too. Davis is probably the best chance of round one. Hopefully he is elevated from the rookie list by thursday.

    Mason Cox is an interesting pick but will he get named round one? and if so will he get a regular gig?

HoneyBrown · 21/03/2016 at 20:03

Jock loving everything your putting out there mate can you please assess my team not sure about dusty anyone around that price range you would recommend? Anyway here's my team atm:

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Johannison, McKenzie, Dea, Hartley (Adams, Tipingwuti)

Mids: Danger, Fyfe, Ablett, Rockliff, Libba, B.Crouch, Menadue, Mills (Mathieson, Patrecca, Davis)

Rucks: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)

Forwards: Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, McCarthy, Kerridge (Brown, rookie)

300k leftover

Cheers mate,

Colby · 21/03/2016 at 23:22

Jock

strap……………………….no Gaz?

Steve · 21/03/2016 at 23:53

That teams is midpriced madness at it's finest. Crash and burn or Rise up and win.

Youngy · 22/03/2016 at 07:58

Jock you talk about having to many "maybes" and "if's" in your team. You have potential 7 maybe's.

Very Very Risky Jock, But I respect it.

    jockreynolds · 23/03/2016 at 22:24

    Cheers Youngy.. the old team's changed a bit since I posted this up, but GAJ remains an OUT. Best of luck tomorrow mate!

Lethal · 22/03/2016 at 08:57

Have made the mistake of falling into too many mid pricers, what do you guys think?

Also, Should I Downgrade B Smith to McKenzie and then upgrade Brayshaw to Hall?

Backs- KK, Bartel, Rich, Brodie Smith, Weitering, Dea (Hartley, AMT)
Mids- Ablett, J Selwood, Rocky, Wines, Cripps, Libba, B Crouch, Mills (Gore, Davis, McFerson)
Rucks- Mumford, Gawn (Grimley)
Fwds- Barlow, Greene, Stringer, Brayshaw, Wells, Kerridge (M Brown, Chol)

Jonathan Camac · 22/03/2016 at 09:05

When are the AFL starting 22's for round 1 released?

Vindude · 22/03/2016 at 11:09

Community,
I'm torn between S.Gray and Greene in the forward line – please, please HELP!!!
Thanks community, much appreciated!

    Jonathan Camac · 22/03/2016 at 12:30

    I've got both. I think both will average in the low 100's, potentially higher for both. Sammy Gray has proven he can score big when Port are up and running. However Greene will likely have more time in the midfield, as substitutions are less and Treloar has left. Honestly, try and fit both into your side.

      Vindude · 22/03/2016 at 12:33

      Thanks Jonathan, appreciate that mate. I think with Treloar gone, yes, that will have a positive output for Greene. Although, what worries me for Sam Gray a tad bit is that with the likes of Boak, R Gray, Wines, polec & Ebert – he may struggle to get the pill as much maybe ?

Mitch · 22/03/2016 at 11:43

Any thoughts on my team below??

Shaw, Rosa, Malceski, J.Lonergan, Dea, Hartley (Drummond, Brown)

Pendles, Ablett, JPK, Newnes, Greene, Libba, Mills, Parish (Kennedy, Kerridge, Marcon)

Goldy, Martin (Grimley)

Bennell, Barlow, Franklin, Wells, Cockatoo, D.Rioli (Tippa, Chol)

    Vindude · 22/03/2016 at 11:48

    Hey Mitch,
    Here are my 2 cents worth:
    Ruck – Awesome, set and forget!
    Back – Malciski, im not too sure of – I reckon Mckenzie or Sheridan will get you better value there.
    Mids – Apart from Newnes the rest is solid.
    Fwds – you have to make changes here, cos Bennel is out for most probably 4 weeks and so is Cockatoo whos out with suspension for 2 weeks I think.

    Adds · 22/03/2016 at 12:56

    Hi Mitch, I think the obvious is get rid of Bennell, move Greene up forward and get another mid say Rocky, Shiel, Luke Parker or the like.

The Beard · 22/03/2016 at 12:59

Hey community!

I have been trying to get the final touches on my team and just can't get it right. I've ended up going light up in the defenders. Though overall it was to swap Wines to Pendles so I don't know if I should follow through.

Would love some opinions.

Currently running with :

Shaw, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Hartley, Broad (Brown, Collins) (I can dump a rookie for someone around that 330k-360k mark though I just don't know who)

Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, GAJ, Rocky, M Crouch, Liba, Mills (Gremsham, Petracca, Davis)

Goldy, Nic Nat (Grimley)

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

Please give us some opinions lads. If you think of a good defender for 330-370k ish I can drop Pendles back to Wines and replace a rookie. Everywhere else I'm pretty happy!

    Samcoutts · 24/03/2016 at 10:38

    Seedsman

Andy · 23/03/2016 at 11:22

Would appreciate thoughts on my team please

DEF Rich, H.Shaw, Laird, Weitering, Harwood, Dea (M.Hartley, M.Brown)
MID Albett, Rockliff, Crouch, Mills, Dangerfield, Petracca, Keays, Fyfe (Gore, R.Davis)
RUCKS Gawn, Goldstein (Cox, Grimley)
FWD Hall, Barlow, Kerridge, Greene, Wells, Menadue (A.McDonald-T, Simpkin)

Samcoutts · 24/03/2016 at 10:18

Def: shaw laird JJ weitering Dea Hartley (Adams ruggles)

Mid: Fyffe Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Parker libba mills Gresham (gore keays Davis)

Ruc: Goldstein Gawn (grimly)

Fwd: Martin Barlow hall wells menadue kerridge (petracca AMT)

Any late suggestions and opinions appreciated

chris · 28/03/2016 at 19:39

Parker brownlow

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