PatchCoachKingsLogoYou can hear it, throbbing, in the streets of Melbourne. The place is abuzz. From Geelong to Upwey, from the crashing waves of Bonbeach to the plains of Werribee, football. is. back!

And with it, Supercoach.

And with Supercoach; absolute bloody panic.

It’s bloody pandemonium, but that’s why we’re here. That’s why we’re in the Panic Room. Let’s dive right on in and be panicked together.

THURSDAY TERRORS

We’re got a special Thursday edition of the Panic Room because the AFL still haven’t sorted this bloody Easter thing out and are persisting with the incredibly inconvenient Thursday Night Football.

So, because of that, we’ve got a 40-minute window between teams being named and lockout commencing. These 40 minutes will be mildly stressful*

ThisIsFine

*artist’s depiction of mildly stressful 

But enough of these screenshots and memes and pictures and rubbish. If Crouching sees this he’ll fly kick me right in the face hole. The time for humour is over. The time for analysis is now.

I’m going to jump into tonight’s teams and the news from that; then we’re going to look at what we do know about upcoming team selections tonight and plan ahead. Then I’m going to chuck a guide of “How To Not Freak About About Your Player Not Being Selected 30 Minutes Before Lockout”.

I’ll do my best to update this tonight when the teams do come out.

RICHMOND VS CARLTON

Before I get too into this, Lekdog tried his hand at his own podcast last night covering team releases. It’s more in depth than I can go into here – if you’re on lunch break and have a spare 10 minutes this is essential to tonight’s game. https://soundcloud.com/alexie-lekdog-beovich/pod-cast-richmond-v-carlton-teams

In the abridged Panic Room version, the big news here is Brett Deledio is OUT for the tigers. I know some people were thinking of starting him as a sneaky forward premium, but for the love of god don’t do that.

Deledio is out this week, in doubt for next week and absolutely reclaiming the various monikers I threw at him last year. Don’t select this bastard until we see him playing a full game of football.

On top of that, Richmond big man Ivan Maric is out with back soreness. Shaun Grigg will also miss. These two aren’t overly fantasy relevant. Neither is rookie Daniel Rioli, who despite being named for round 1 at 157k in the forward line is “likely to be used in a similar role to the sub” according to Lekdog. I’ve been wrong before about round 1 rookies but I’m avoiding him after his 3 NAB games netted him an average of 43 from 80% game time.

Speaking of rookies, Connor Menadue, Corey Ellis, Jacob Weitering and Sam Kerrdige have been named. I have all of them except Ellis, who is just a bit too pricey, and would expect them to slot into most sides as well. All solid, all capable. Charlie Curnow was named emergency, but we’ll get a look at him later in the year.

Beyond that, there’s not a massive amount of fantasy relevant news in this game. Kade Simpson and Sam Docherty have been named on each wing, which is promising for those looking at them but we’re pretty much done from tonight.

THE PANIC

This is where the uncertainty kicks in. Back your premos and keep a cool head. We’ve been planning this for weeks, many of us for months. Don’t undo all this research on the back of a whisper some players might miss, or restructure your side to fit a left field pick who you hadn’t looked at who apparently averaged 346 in the NAB according to some bloke on Twitter.

You back your premos, you back yourself. If a premium is not named, stay calm. Look for someone of a similar price and pop them in. Fall back on solid picks. For example, if (god forbid) Ablett isn’t named, look at Pendlebury, look at Priddis, at Mundy. Don’t suddenly think Adam Treloar is a good pick because he’s a point of difference it lets you upgrade Matty Dea to Zac Bloody Dawson and gives you enough cash to swing someone forward and do fandangled magic. No. Like for like. Keep it simple.

Mid pricers present more of a difficulty, but I’ll put some clusters of reasonably safe picks you can swap between. I’m not saying I would select these each of these blokes, but they are options.

DEFENDERS MIDFIELDERS RUCKS FORWARDS
Matt Suckling Tom Liberatore Just don’t… Please. Jordan De Goey
Tom Sherdian Matt Crouch Nope, not listening. Jack Steele
Jesse Lonergan Brad Crouch Ugh. Daniel Wells
Trent McKenzie Zac Smith if you insist.

Rookies are the terrifying prospect. They are where things go wrong. We know Callum Mills and Ryan Davis are confirmed starters on top of those named for Carlton and Richmond.

Jock HQ has been all over getting Coachkings ready to play tonight, and this weekend, and haven’t had the chance to put out an exclusive rookie cheat sheet (Jock has an overall cheat sheet here). So, I’ve chucked one together. It’s not a brilliantly crafted cheat sheet but it’ll be out of date in a few hours so I suppose it doesn’t really matter.

CheatSheet

Yes, I’m awful at photoshop. Yes, the guy with the teacup is meant to be there. It shouldn’t be needed, because you should all have your lives in order and have sorted that 40 minutes tonight to sort out your bloody team. However, hopefully that sheet should provide security to those of you who haven’t been able to organise your time properly to take care of the important things.

Righteo community, I’ll be back when the teams are announced, but until then, flood the comments. Check out absolutely everything we’ve been up to over the pre-season which Jock has thrown together here.

Take these last few hours to say goodbye to your loved ones. Supercoach starts tonight. You keep your eyes on that. Not the dog needing a walk, none of this ‘going away’ rubbish, and forget that Jesus rising from the dead business. Supercoach. See you soon, in the comments and updates, community.

 

4.00 Update: The panic is setting in. I’m once again torn between my loyalty to Gaz and security and sensibility of Pendlebury.  In less self-indulgent news, we have rookie list upgrades!

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti from Essendon, Ryan Davis from GC, the Swans’ Tom Papley, American Jason Holmes (StK) Brant Colledge from the Eagles are now on senior lists and can be selected. We know Davis is playing, and I’ll eat my own shoe if ‘Tippa” isn’t named, but the rest are uncertain.

Papley played NAB 2 and 3 for an average of 54, and is a 109k forward. Colledge scored 7 in his one and only NAB cup game (from 65% game time) and Holmes is 284k in the ruck. Pass on those last two – probably pass on Papley considering the quality of forward rooks this year.

5.00 Update: Dion Prestia has been confirmed by the Gold Coast Suns as a starter in round 1. Coach Rodney Eade said Prestia had passed every test, and added “he’ll certainly give our midfield a great injection” implying he will play midfield. I feel dropping Lonergan or Hall on the back of this news would be premature.

5:50 Update: I just put Scott Pendlebury in my side after Gary Ablett lasted a whole 23 minutes without me changing him once. Record for today.

St Kilda’s twitter has announced Jade Gresham will debut this weekend against Port Adelaide. He’s a 144k midfielder who averaged 60 in the NAB, but had only 50% game time over the course of the pre-season matches.

6:00 Update: No late changes to either side tonight. And I don’t have to announce the subs which makes me so unbelievably happy.

6:18 Update: The panic is real. The Phantom has tweeted saying Brad Crouch has been named. Teams due at 6.25.

6:25 Update: TEEEEAAAAAMMMS

Ben Kennedy and Clayton Oliver have been named for Melbourne, as has Stevie J for the Giants. Oscar McDonald – brother of Tom – has edged Lynden Dunn out of the side. He’s a 155k key defender.

Righteo, Gary Ablett has been named on the ball alongside Dion Prestia. Livewire Aaron Hall has been named on a half forward flank. Essendon have been devious and NOT named Sam Grimely, Michael Hartley and Nick Kommer. I’m surprised by that. A lot. Matt Dea is in the backline and Andrew McDonald-Tipungwuti is on the bench.

Paul Seedsman, Wayne Milera (170-oddk FWD) and Mitch McGovern (123k FWD) have been named for Adelaide, while Dean Gore has not. Jed Anderson is in for the Roos, and Daniel Wells will play. Both Matt Crouch and Brad Crouch have been named; Matt in the middle and Brad on the bench. Ben Jacobs – North’s tagger – will not play.

Sydney have named Callum Mills, George Hewett and elevated rookie Tom Papley to play Collingwood, who will bring Adam Treloar out in white and black stripes for his first H&A game. No nasty surprises in that game.

Marcus Adams has beaten out Kieran Collins for a spot in the Dogs’ round 1 side. Matthew Suckling will start on a half back flank and a sneaky inclusion has appeared, with Josh Dunkley named. He’s a 117k midfielder who didn’t play in the NAB cup played NAB 2 in which he scored 94 from 82% TOG at 68% DE (cheers to Connor for picking that up!)

Charlie Dixon has continued to defy God’s Will and – aptly on this weekend – returns from the dead to take on St Kilda. Jimmpy Toumpas makes his debut for Port as well after crossing from Melbourne (no in SC), and as I said earlier, Jade Gresham will debut. Jasper Pittard has been named on an extended bench, but I can’t imagine them dropping him.

The extended bench carnage continues, with popular mid-priced back Ryan Harwood sitting on the Lions’, alongside a smokie in Tom Cutler, who Lek is keen on. Brant Colledge has been named after coming off the rookie list an hour ago, but is still in danger of being culled. Also on that bench for the Weagles are Liam Duggan and Kane Lucas.

Rookie Cats defender Tom Ruggles has not been named, and anyone looking at Jake Kolodjashnij should expect him to be culled from the Cats’ extended bench. Zac Smith has been named in the ruck, Rhys Stanley at CHF with goalsneak Lincoln McCarthy next to him on a flank. No word on Sam Mengola, who hasn’t been named, and Daniel Menzel is also on that extended bench.

Hawthorn has named two kids called Blake Hardwick and Kaiden Brand (123k forward and defensive rookies) out of absolutely nowhere on an extended bench. Daniel Howe is also on that bench.

 

PANIC STATION

Sort of. Only Richmond and Carlton players are locked out after 7.10 tonight – we still have unlimited trades until final lockout on Monday. However, we can’t trade players who have already played.

We do need to move on some rookies – namely the backline ones who have turned out to be mirages in the most barren of deserts. Here I was hoping for a dessert smorgasboard of them. Right – Hartley might be back against bigger sides, but with Melbourne next week and Port the week after he’s now a downgrade option. I’m keeping Grimely as a loophole. Mills and Hewett should have reasonable JS, Papley less so.

Brant Colledge is an enigma, so I’m steering clear, especially with a few to come back into the West Coast side. I avoid Hawthorn rookies like the plague. I’m just sliding Josh Dunkley into my side between sentences – although he’s on an extended bench, too. Oh god I hate Thursday night football. I liked what I saw from McGovern, but don’t think his job security is all that great. Milera should be good to go if you want to pay the price – but I don’t. Marcus Adams is in my side and should be safe for enough rounds to increase in price.


1,909 Comments

Scyb · 24/03/2016 at 14:31

Cant wait for the season to start! I have done my homework. Now to reap the rewards

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:09

    The excitement is throbbing Scyb! Love it mate!

    Harro · 24/03/2016 at 16:30

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

    KK or Yeo?

      rhys · 24/03/2016 at 17:54

      KK

Paddy · 24/03/2016 at 14:33

Bulk Bogan – 928333

Join Up

Tret · 24/03/2016 at 14:33

Love it Patch!

Just wondering what people are doing with the loophole this week and who your R3 is?

    Wattsieesq · 24/03/2016 at 14:52

    Using ruggles as my loop hole

    rosy · 24/03/2016 at 15:24

    Sunday/Monday games are slightly preferrable for a loophole option for obvious reasons.

    Melbourne have the most Sunday/Monday games this year at 11, followed by Carlton, Essendon and St. Kilda with 10 each.

    Traditionally, R3 has been used for the loophole and if you put it all together…..Melbourne backup ruckman Mitch King (RUCK/FWD) at $117k is a fairly solid option. Shouldn't see any game time, very cheap, plays the most Sunday/Monday games and can swing into the FWD line if required.

      Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:33

      I'm toying with one of the King boys, or the Loersch boy from GC at 102k – who doesn't play on a Friday all year.

        rosy · 24/03/2016 at 15:49

        I had Loersch at R3 for weeks until a couple of days ago when it dawned on me that he is in the same team as GAJ, who will be a major loophole player this year.

        Of course if you don't have GAJ it's no biggie.

        Holty · 24/03/2016 at 16:02

        if you have ablett Patch, Loersch wouldnt really be a great option for the loophole imo. unless you dont plan on using the vc on Ablett all season?

          Crowmagnon · 24/03/2016 at 17:24

          Goetz from WB. not DPP but dogs play later in early rounds.

Scyb · 24/03/2016 at 14:39

Final Team

Laird, KK, Johan, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Ruggles)

Gazza, Priddis, Danger, Rocky, Parker, Wines, Libba, Mills, Gore, Keays, Davis

Gawn, Nic Nat, Grimley

Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (B Kennedy, Mcdonald-Tip)

Any thoughts community?

    Jimmy · 24/03/2016 at 15:08

    solid!

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:33

    very nice mate.

    Shinboner · 24/03/2016 at 22:29

    Nice team!

    Grace · 25/03/2016 at 15:30

    Wow… That Midfield!

    You have a few rookies not starting Round 1 (Keays, Gore, Ruggles, Grimley..)
    Can I ask your reasoning for still including these players in your starting lineup?

      motsy · 25/03/2016 at 18:02

      He posted this before teams were named

Nick · 24/03/2016 at 14:39

Pendlebury vs priddis
Thoughts would be much appreciated!!

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:34

    Can't go wrong with either. I'd say Pendles.

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:12

    Priddis easily.

    Wizard of Ertz · 24/03/2016 at 17:52

    I changed Pendlebury to Priddis a week ago and every time i look at the team i like that change more and more.

REN · 24/03/2016 at 14:42

Going for a different structure this year.

Shaw, Laird, Harwood, Dea, Brown, Hartley (adams, newman)

Fyfe, Danger, GAZ, Gray, Rocky, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Hewett, Keays, Davis)

Goldy, NicNat (wyatt)

Dusty, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (McCarthy, Tippa)

Only 5k left.

What do we think?

Would really appreciate any feedback!

    Onur · 24/03/2016 at 14:54

    Very solid looking team mate, the only issue I see here is that you don't really have any stand out POD's making your team very similar to that of thousands, but aside from that mate looking solid!

      REN · 24/03/2016 at 15:00

      Yeah fair point but I think that because im going in so light in defence and making my other lines a lot stronger than others I think I can get ahead of the comp.

      I also think its smart to follow the crowd with most picks and only keep away from the ones that you dont like. I saw last year that Doctor Supercoach made a team that was chosen by the community and it ended up finishing 41st. Popular picks are popular for a reason most of the time.

      Cheers for the feedback mate!

      Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 16:56

      No need for a starting POD, picking a solid team without a POD is fine, then use every other players POD's against them as not having a POD becomes your POD 🙂

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:35

    Nice mate – very shallow defence. Which Crouch you got, out of interest? Is that Brad?

      REN · 24/03/2016 at 15:44

      Yeah mate. Proven scorer unlike Matt

    rosy · 24/03/2016 at 15:44

    Excellent starting lineup.

    Don't get caught up in the POD/Cookie Cutter nonsense. It's far more important that you start with a strong, solid lineup that doesn't rely heavily on gambles and a convoluted trading strategy.

    You have a whole season's worth of trading to find the right POD and set yourself apart from the pack. Taking your gambles during the season means that at least you have some data to go off, as opposed to at the start when there is very little evidence and A LOT of hot air.

    Afterall, there's award for being different and all of the top 1000 teams will end up being extremely similar anyway.

    Lachie · 24/03/2016 at 16:16

    Lacking POD picks, and you are missing some vital rookie selections

Pinot · 24/03/2016 at 14:49

934129

Panic has set in, i need to fill my League.
All welcome, our community here will put on a good challenge.

Cheers
Pinot

BigHaydos · 24/03/2016 at 14:49

something absolutely making me lose my mind.

Option 1: Goldstein, libba and 120k in the bank
OR
Option 2: Gawn, Hanners and 900bucks in the bank…..

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 14:53

    what position in your mids would libba be at? Could that 120k make your other lines stronger?

    You could always go someone a bit cheaper than hanners if you want to have more money in the bank.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:36

    Depends on the rest of your side, Haydos, to see where that spare cash would go.

    Adam · 24/03/2016 at 17:35

    Gawn and Libba

    Oli · 25/03/2016 at 10:53

    The way i see it Goldy much better than hannerz, libba should be pretty safe and 120 k in the bank is handy

Vex · 24/03/2016 at 14:50

Shaw, Laird, Smith, Weitering, Dea, Adams (brown, hartley)

Fyfe, Danger, Gazza, Ward, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kennedy (hewett, keays, davis)

Goldy, Nic Nat (loersch)

Barlow, Franklin, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (tippa, mccarthy)

Thoughts? 10k left.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:39

    Love the Ward pick, Vex. I like that side a lot.

Seps Champs · 24/03/2016 at 14:51

GAZ OR PENDLES
nah fuq this i quit supercoach

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 15:11

    Stick with God

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:39

    I've gone Gary but it's tearing me apart in the way INXS couldn't begin to imagine.

      Paul · 24/03/2016 at 16:11

      Gazza, lock him in for 150+ this week. Will probably split his time between mids and forwards, so will probably kick 6 goals to go with his 30+

        Maestro · 24/03/2016 at 16:32

        Crowley?

    Scyb · 24/03/2016 at 16:26

    gazza by far

Kyle · 24/03/2016 at 14:58

Priddis and JJ or Suckling or Shaw and Hunter? Please peeps help out a brother

    davo · 24/03/2016 at 15:09

    priddis and jj

      Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:40

      Concur, Davo.

        Kyle · 24/03/2016 at 15:55

        Idk I don't trust JJ at all, anyone else good around that price?

          Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:12

          Have a gander at Shannon Hurn?

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 00:56

    shaw and johannisen

Liam · 24/03/2016 at 15:08

Final team:

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

MID: Danger, Gaz, Ward, JPK, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Bkennedy (Gresham, Davis, Keays)

RUC: Goldy, Martin (wyatt)

FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Mccarthy, Tippa)

Thoughts?
Cheers

marcus · 24/03/2016 at 15:11

Gibson laird or simpson for d3

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:14

    Laird

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 00:57

    i feel gibson wil get 60s and 70s

jockreynolds · 24/03/2016 at 15:12

Oy community.. here she is.. nearling finalisation JR Brumby FC 2016:

DEF: H. Shaw, B. Houli, R. Laird, D. Rich, M. Dea, M. Hartley Bench: A. McDonald-Tipungwuti, T. Ruggles
MID: N. Fyfe, S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood, S. Sidebottom, O. Wines, T. Liberatore, B. Kennedy, R. Davis Bench: B. Keays, TBC, TBC
RUCK: N. Naitanui, M. Gawn Bench: S. Grimley
FWD: Barlow, T. Greene, A. Hall, D. Wells, J. Simpkin, S. Kerridge Bench: M. Brown, M. Adams

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 15:16

    No Goldy and no Gaz! Jock goes bang

    Its a bloody good looking team, though. Good luck this season mate!

      jockreynolds · 24/03/2016 at 15:20

      Thanks old mate – all the very best to you as well!

    HallyM8 · 24/03/2016 at 15:17

    No Mills Jock?

      jockreynolds · 24/03/2016 at 15:21

      Nah mate. Will be a hell of a player, the benefits to my structure of going without the higher priced rookies (weit as well) outweighed the benefits of going in with them. As happy with this lineup as I've been for a decade pre lockout

        HallyM8 · 24/03/2016 at 15:40

        So out of curiosity you think Simpkin will average more than Mills?

    Nick · 24/03/2016 at 15:24

    I would trade out Simpkin sub Ben Kennedy into your forwards and trade in mills. Also would chuck menadue onto your mid bench. Otherwise great looking team! Good luck this season mate.

      SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 15:28

      Good suggestions Nick for mine.

      Would take Mills over Simpkin in a heartbeat myself but hey it's not my team and I'm sure the Father of Fantasy knows what he is doing.

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2016 at 15:40

    I know well find out soon but do you think Ruggles will get a gig?

      Tret · 24/03/2016 at 15:48

      Nup. Ben Guthrie reckons its unlikely

    MY TWO CENTS · 24/03/2016 at 15:47

    Far be it for me to question the master but I'll call it as I see it. Looks like u are hanging your hopes on Rich at the expense of danger. No Ablett, rocky or danger and Davis on field big big call. The is putting them on the chopping block!

      jockreynolds · 24/03/2016 at 16:03

      I like to have solid base of keepers to kick off each season – rapt to to have 14 candidates to stay in the side.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:48

    The Sidebum! The Jelwood! The pods… makes me as aroused as I've been all week. Thoughts on Simpkin? Very little discussion on him at all really. Think you'd do better with Mills in the guts than Simpkin up forward personally. But, you see things in this game other men and women do not.

      jockreynolds · 24/03/2016 at 15:59

      Simpkin all the way old mate! He'll outscore the Mills boy

    Kyle · 24/03/2016 at 15:54

    no rockliff either Jock?

    Hammers_Eagles · 24/03/2016 at 16:07

    Jock I am tossing up between Sidebottom, Hannerbury, Cripps Priddis for M4. Can you help?

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:19

    No Dusty, no Goldy, no Gaz, no Danger, no Rocky… Bloody risky there old mate, but I love the hell out of those midfield PODs!

    Phil · 24/03/2016 at 19:41

    TBC @ M9, please don't tell me your picking Tom Bellchambers in your side Jock
    1.he sucks
    2.he suspended
    3.hes not even a midfielder. Has the father of fantasy lost his mind?

    DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 20:51

    Your D8 is a non-starter Jock

    Big Bob Francis · 25/03/2016 at 04:43

    DEF: H. Shaw, R. Laird, S. Docherty, E. Yeo, J. Johannisen, J. Veitering
    (A. McDonald-Tipungwuti, M. Dea)
    MID: N. Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, M. Priddis, S. Thompson, T. Greene, J. Polec, C. Mills, S. Kerridge
    (J. Gresham, J. Dunkley, R. Davis)
    RUCK: M. Gawn, M. Lobbe
    (S. Grimley)
    FWD: C. Wingard, M. Suckling, J. De Goey, D. Wells, C. Menadue, T. Papley
    (M. McGovern, M. Adams

    Still Steven Thomas Ruggling a bit whether to pick DeGoey or say a Simpkin if say DeGoey was one of the Colliwobbles on the goey. Keen to hear any thoughts from you Legends of Jock. I'm all ears as Bunga Hurn used to say to me…

    Boris Baconbeer · 25/03/2016 at 10:13

    Mills is a first year player in a team full of prem mids not only that he is an inexperienced 200k. Simpkin is a cash generator mills is a cash generator rather have the one that has security and exp. I agree with the call

    Lachie · 26/03/2016 at 12:24

    Kennedy over mills??

Charlie · 24/03/2016 at 15:22

Having some last minute panic here.

Can't decide between having Rich in Def and Parker in Mid or downgrading Rich to Sheridan/Lonergan then upgrading Parker to Pendles/Hanners.

Can anyone with a clear perspective give me their insight?

    Marc · 24/03/2016 at 15:24

    I think Rich is a more proven scorer than either Sheridan or Lonergan. So i'd be sticking with Rich who will spend some time running through the midfield. Parker is a GUN – trust your premos

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:56

    Rich and Parker the better options, Charlie.

    Mike · 24/03/2016 at 22:09

    Keep Parker for sure.

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:01

    i feel Rich in defence. not feeling sheridan or lonergan. so keep Rich.ive been tossing up with pendlebury but for some reason feel he will start slow and work into the season come round 4. dunno why. ive been tossing up in the same way you have. can u get Rich & S Mitchell? i keep thinkin mitchell will be great. not feeling the swannies guys this yr and im a swans fan

Shake n bake · 24/03/2016 at 15:29

Had a good look at Jocks Higgos Barrons Patchs Lekdogs & Big Carls teams & 1 major common thread NONE have Goldy!!

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 15:34

    Lekdog's initial reveal had Goldy in it although that was some time ago so perhaps he ditched him since. Although BVC also wasn't rolling with him either.

    But that doesn't bother me one iota as I'm very settled with Goldy in my own line-up fwiw.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:57

    Goldstein is now in my side. I have seen the light and was foolish to stray from it. Lek still has Goldstein.

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2016 at 16:09

    correction Lek does have him.

barbecueshapes · 24/03/2016 at 15:31

Ok, lock this shit in.

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weiter, Dea, Hartley (AMT, Ruggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Pandles, Ablett, Rocky, Libba, BCrouch, Mills (Menadue, Hewett, Davis)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Chol)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Brown (Grimley, Adams)

Bit light on in the Back/FWD but there's not really anyone I'm desperate to get in

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 15:58

    Very good side mate. You're not too light in the bookends at all, I feel. Rich a nice point of difference.

Andrew · 24/03/2016 at 15:33

Too risky to start with Sheridan and Lonergan? Also, do I stick with S. Gray or go for the more reliable choice D. Martin?

    Kyle · 24/03/2016 at 15:41

    I have Gray and think he can average 100-105

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:14

    Dustin Martin will be a top 5 forward this year – Gray won't be (I'd wager, at least) so the question answers itself, as much as I love a good POD. You're safer with Dusty, but he'll start slow I feel.

    I don't reckon it's too risky in the backline to do that – you're all set there.

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 16:20

    i dont mind the gray pick but not sure he will average more. His back end to last year was great but tbe last few rounds did not have Wines. I honestly dont think he will play as much midfield time as people are expecting.

Marc · 24/03/2016 at 15:34

i'm tossing up between having Brown in DEF and Cripps in MID or upgrading Brown > Rich and downgrading Cripps > Keays

thoughts community?

lineup looks like this:

DEF: Shaw, laird, gibson, weitering, dea, hartley (brown, ruggles)
MID: Danger, Gaz, Priddis, Wines, Cripps, Libba, B Crouch, Mills (Gore, Menadue, Davis)
RUCKS: Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, B Kennedy, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:16

    Love the Cripps call Marc! I'd keep him in there!

Cliffy · 24/03/2016 at 15:37

Got some panic right here…

SC Draft question guys:

Out of the eligible Mids I have, which of these 5 will fill out the last two starting spots for my team? (can field 3 Mids, have locked R.Gray into M1 for this Round):

L.Parker, L.Shuey, T.Adams, A.Miles, S.Coniglio

Cheers guys 🙂

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:16

    The first three, Cliffy!

      Cliffy · 24/03/2016 at 17:30

      Cheers Patch!

Nico · 24/03/2016 at 15:39

Montagna anyone?

    barbecueshapes · 24/03/2016 at 15:41

    Not pretty but generally gets the job done … Decent POD I'd think

      Maestro · 24/03/2016 at 16:42

      Not Pretty? Have a closer look, I'd say very pretty!! Nice work Nico

        Nico · 24/03/2016 at 17:17

        Cheers Maestro

    Kyle · 24/03/2016 at 15:56

    would fit if I could, had him all pre season and think he will be number 1 forward this year

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:17

    If he was 50k cheaper we'd be all over him, but 600k is a lot of money to throw at an older bloke with who only played half a season last year. I love him, but I'll look at upgrading to him.

      Nico · 24/03/2016 at 17:18

      Cheers for the reply Patch, he's tempting me at the moment.

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:26

    Not going to start with him, as he's maxed out in price (and because I can't afford him haha), but he'll find his way into my team at some stage throughout the season.

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 15:41

do we still have unlimited trades this weekend as long as we are trading in/out players from teams who havent played yet??

    barbecueshapes · 24/03/2016 at 15:43

    Yep

      Chill · 24/03/2016 at 15:44

      Cheers!

Youngy · 24/03/2016 at 15:43

Thought's on my team community —> https://gyazo.com/925791400ed30e70039cc62272be58b… <— $900 in the bank

I need to find the money to go Collins to Kennedy most likely. and I don't really like Parker in my mid, Id prefer Pendelbury but I can't really take 80k from anywhere without causing bigger problems.

I might be forced to go Dusty to Greene but I really don't want, as I am a tigers supporting and it would be nice to cheer for Dusty.

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2016 at 16:15

    Haha I did exactly that went Green upgraded Wines to pendles!

barbecueshapes · 24/03/2016 at 15:48

Is Keays gonna play?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:18

    We'll find out in two hours, shapes! I feel pretty confident he will.

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:19

    keays is poo

SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 15:48

In case anyone may be interested here's Jay Clark's onfield side which was posted on the HS today:

Shaw, KK, Sheridan, McKenzie, Weitering, Dea
Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Wines, Cripps, Libba, Mills
Gawn, Smith
Barlow, Greene, De Goey, Wells, Kerridge, Brown

It's always good to get teams from outside the community as it bypasses a lot of the group think that goes on here which has its pros and cons.

    Chill · 24/03/2016 at 15:51

    Thanks SCaddict. Love the Cripps call but not a fan of the weaker ruck choices. Interesting none-the-less.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:19

    Love that thinking, SC. Greene bugs me a lot. I just don't see it.

    Rucks interesting me.

Francis · 24/03/2016 at 15:50

Thoughts guys?

DEF: Shaw Houli Laird Lonergan Dea Brown (Hartley Adams)
MID: Fyfe Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Libba Mills Kennedy Gresham (Hewett Keays Davis)
RUCK: Goldstein Gawn (Loersch)
FWD: Martin Barlow Hall Wells Lyons Kerridge (Menadue AMT)

Thanks!

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:26

    Nice, mate. Houli an astute selection

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:30

    Looks bloody good mate.
    Personally, I'd rather have another premo mid, instead of a midpricer at D4. I'd be either gettting rid of Lonergan (depending on how much cash you already have spare), or swapping Houli out for a rookie and using that cash to bring in a mid. Only because of the scarcity of genuine mid rookies this season.

Better Luck Nxt Yr · 24/03/2016 at 15:52

Is there a Jock Reynolds Group this year????

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:26

    Not this year, sad to say – but we can all go head to head at CoachKings all year!

ian · 24/03/2016 at 15:58

gazza 6 games last year, no pre-season games, injury prone, 32yo, going forward….no thanks

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 16:46

    you maybe right but i honestly dont think they will start him this year if he is not right as we all know what happened last year. if he starts rd1, he will be lockd in my team.

      Paul · 24/03/2016 at 18:01

      He was BOG in a few of those games from last year though. He doesn't need time to make an impact, he just comes in and goes bang.

MOC · 24/03/2016 at 15:58

Rance or Houli?

    Lachie · 24/03/2016 at 16:19

    Houli probably

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:27

    Houli as a running back should be more consistent.

    bAps · 24/03/2016 at 16:30

    Houli

    MOC · 24/03/2016 at 16:35

    Cheers guys, much appreciated

ian · 24/03/2016 at 15:59

And yes, I have montagna as a pod

Ben · 24/03/2016 at 16:02

When do unlimited trades stop

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:27

    once the final lockout happens on Monday, but partial lockouts begin at 7.10 tonight

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 16:47

    once round 1 is completed.

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:19

    when ablett gets injured. i.e rd 1

Tret · 24/03/2016 at 16:03

Tom Papley been upgraded.

Worth consideration?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:31

    Not for me. As the update said, he averaged next to nothing in the NAB and I can't see him playing too many.

Tom · 24/03/2016 at 16:04

Is anyone doing the captains loophole this year?

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 16:23

    Most are mate.

      Wattsieesq · 24/03/2016 at 17:21

      Not me pal. I've got Daisy as my perma captain lol

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:20

    doing the captains poophole. straight up the clanger yee haa

Tom · 24/03/2016 at 16:04

What are Cox's chances of playing?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 16:28

    Slim, unless we see a few injuries down at Eddie land.

Henry · 24/03/2016 at 16:07

A few places available in these two competitive leagues.
821086
199534

Hayley · 24/03/2016 at 16:14

D: Shaw, Laird, JJ, Sheridan, Weitering, Dea (AMT, Ruggles)
M; Dangerfield, Ablett, Shiel, Cripps, Zaka, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Petracca, Dunkley, Davis)
R: Goldstein, Nic Nat
F: Barlow, Buddy, Hall, Wells, B Kennedy, Kerridge (Milera, McCarthy)

    Flaccid Jaff · 24/03/2016 at 17:03

    Is Zaka zaharakis? I like the call on him, glad someone is doing it. I rate him highly, but just cant see that Essendon side helping him out at all. I just got rid of him. Cant see him finishing top 20 mids, or making more than 100k, so couldn't justify it. But if it comes off for you, well done lad!

Paul · 24/03/2016 at 16:19

Def: Shaw Birchall Yeo Johannisen Weitering Dea (McDonald-Tipuntwuti, Ruggles)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Cripps, Liberatore, B Crouch, Mills, Oliver (Gresham, Hewett, Davis)
Ruck: Gawn, Kreuzer (Loersch)
For: Martin, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Milera, Kerridge (Kennedy, McCarthy)

Hammers_Eagles · 24/03/2016 at 16:27

Can't decide on M4. Priddis, Sidebottom, Hanneberry Cripps or Pendles???

    Paul · 24/03/2016 at 16:36

    His first and last NAB game got me over the line on Cripps. Cracked the 100 easy from just 53% game time. Fair bit cheaper than the other blokes too.

    DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:04

    Gibbs/Murphy seem to the beneficiaries of cripps, not supercoach players.

Jimbo Jones · 24/03/2016 at 16:36

don't know if its been mentioned yet……good inside info that Jarros Lyon is travelling emergency for Crows

The_Black_Mamba · 24/03/2016 at 16:43

Rockliff, wines, sidebottom, selwood, parker pick one

    dean gardiner · 24/03/2016 at 17:00

    flip a coin on first 3 for me.

    Marco_Polo94 · 24/03/2016 at 17:09

    sidebottom

    Bill · 24/03/2016 at 17:14

    Selwood

    Liam · 24/03/2016 at 17:38

    Cripps worth a look.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 24/03/2016 at 16:47

C.Oliver to debut for the Demons, will have very good JS

    Bill · 24/03/2016 at 17:13

    Agree, would love to pick him but Mills has him covered for mine

JDP · 24/03/2016 at 16:51

HELP PLEASE
Rocky or Wines??
Cheers

    Marco_Polo94 · 24/03/2016 at 17:08

    I'd go Wines. Have a mate who's dad's the chairman and from what he said didn't excite me about rocky. can always corrective trade if he blasts out of the gates but i doubt it.

      JDP · 24/03/2016 at 17:13

      Cheers MP

Sam · 24/03/2016 at 16:57

Random Question: What happens if you have a full league but one team has not completed their 30 players in the team by lockout tonight. Do they have until Monday to finalise it reducing players who have played being available? Or do they get booted out of the league tonight? Thanks if anyone can assist!

    Silly · 24/03/2016 at 18:08

    Their team gets auto picked

Ryan · 24/03/2016 at 17:01

Who to take at M5 out of Cripps, Wines, Parker, or Shiel

    Pete · 24/03/2016 at 17:16

    Parker

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 17:32

    I've got Shiel, then Wines. Parker and Cripps are tough to split but I'd take Parker's experience.

Luviboy1 · 24/03/2016 at 17:01

Brilliant write up Patch. Having a cool head at the start of the season is vital, however Im struggling to stay composed and my mouse pointer is hovering over the reset button.

Last M3 spot, who gets it out of Gaz, Priddis, Gray or Ward? Other premo mids are Fyfe, Pendles, Selwood, Rocky and Libba.

    dean gardiner · 24/03/2016 at 17:05

    priddis for mine mate, think he will be top 8 by end of year, and wont change to much in value.

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 17:31

    Reckon the only one of those that could blow up in your face would be Gaz. Priddis simply because of the consistency and durability.

      SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 18:00

      It could also blow up in your face NOT starting with Gaz.

      Will be interesting to see how it all plays out this Saturday arvo.

rowdz · 24/03/2016 at 17:05

I have a two part question
Currently have J Lonergan at D3 and i have tweaked my side to possibly turn him into S Hurn.
I know it maybe a silly question but this would be a good thing wouldn't it?
What's the communities view of Hurn?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 17:44

    I'm really keen on Hurn Rowdz and he is locked into my backline.

Ryan · 24/03/2016 at 17:06

Need a MID/FWD under 260k… What do people think of Lyons/Menzel/others?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 17:46

    I'm really keen on Menzel. I assume you have Wells, otherwise Ben Kennedy is one I think we should be jumping on.

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:24

    hawks guy James Sicily $222,900

Rambos_Radish · 24/03/2016 at 17:07

Great article Patch!

My team is as follows…

D. —> R. Laird, K. Kolodjashnij, G. Birchall, J. Johannisen, J. Weitering, M. Dea, (M. Brown, M. Hartley)
M —> N. Fyfe, P. Dangerfield, J. Selwood, T. Rockliff, O. Wines, T. Liberatore, C. Mills, J. Gresham, (D. Gore, N. Freeman, R. Davis)
R —> N. Natainui, M. Gawn, (S. Grimley)
F —> M. Barlow, Z. Merrett, L Franklin, D. Wells, C. Menadue, S. Kerridge, (L. McCarthy, A. McDonald – Tipungwuti)

Bank: $600
– Rookies subject to change

A few burning thoughts:
1. I'm not convinced with defensive mid pricers including JJ, yet I don't trust rookies and I don't want to spend a fortune on defenders. SO really you cant win!
2. I wouldn't mind a bit of a larger war chest but I don't know who to get rid of to achieve this!
3. I really want to inject Ben Kennedy but as you would notice I have a grand total of $600 and so that's not looking likely.

Any thoughts on changes would be appreciate.

    SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 16:15

    Great Rucks!

    I reckon Franklin is overrated these days and wonder how consistent he'll be..

    You have a lot of players coming off injuries (KK, Fyfe, Selwood, Lib, Rockliff?)
    I was looking at all these players but chosen to have Ablett as my promo risk and looked for some safer high-mid options that I can easily upgrade once the consistent high fliers are clearer.

    Definitely not sold on my strategy either but thought I'd share my thoughts

Marco_Polo94 · 24/03/2016 at 17:07

Think I'm happy with starting rucks and forwards now, haven't changed them for a week so that must be a good sign. Rookies will change tonight most likely, and not sure I'll have the nerve to start B. Smith and Ablett, but anyway as it stands:

DEF: Shaw, KK, Smith, Dea, Adams, Hartley (Brown, Juggles)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Gray, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills (Keays, Menadue, Davis)
RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn (Chol)
FWD: Barlow, J. Riewoldt, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Grimley, AMT)

Good luck to everyone for the 40 minutes of hell once teams drop.

Moz · 24/03/2016 at 17:07

Don't know whether to have R.Gray or O.Wines in my MIDS, who out of the two do people think will average more?

    Wattsieesq · 24/03/2016 at 17:23

    Gray

    BKW · 24/03/2016 at 18:02

    Gray

    Bender · 25/03/2016 at 22:39

    Gray will avg more, but Wines is better value

Juzzy · 24/03/2016 at 17:14

My boss is bugging me about work.
The family is coming over for Easter so I have to clean the house.
My girlfriend has her birthday on Saturday and I haven't got her a present.

They can all get stuffed 'cos my defence is paper thin and I must have Goldy …

Good luck to all this year. 326 665 league code. Would love anyone from the community to join.
League is named after the demise of my beloved Fitzroy Football Club.

    nel · 24/03/2016 at 18:05

    they were good times Juzzy .Spent many a grea t sat arvo at Brunswick oval watching butch gale and the great Kevin Murray ripping ripping it up has he finished his brownlow speech yet only been going since 69 .good luck and who do you follow now

    Paul · 24/03/2016 at 18:06

    Good to see you have your priorities straight mate.

    Just give your missus cash. They love that shit haha

      Juzzy · 24/03/2016 at 18:47

      Ta for the tip Paul.

      I have had 10 years of buying her s**t she despises.

      You are a learned gentleman.

    Juzzy · 24/03/2016 at 18:43

    Follow St.Kilda now Nel.
    They spent that much time at the bottom of the ladder with Fitzroy it just seemed right.
    Love that you got to see Butch and Kevin. For me it was Bernie, Gary and Ron Alexander.
    I wish you well in supercoach.

Jobesbrownlow · 24/03/2016 at 17:21

Houli/McDonald/Rance and Dea or Boyd and Brown?

    Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 17:27

    I would steer clear of all 4 of those fellas

Flaccid Jaff · 24/03/2016 at 17:22

My big POD was Jake Stringer, huge talent, more midfield time this year, (midfielders resting forward more means medium forwards playing more mid) and Crameri out for the season. But I went for a quick swim at St Kilda beach this morning and my testicles have shrunk immensely and I swapped him out for Greene! Definitely the group-think that Higgo warned against but a much safer option yeah?

Also, is everyone 100% sold on Weitering? As a 18yo tall defender, I can't see him averaging much more than 60, if that, meaning a 100k return tops.

    Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 17:27

    Personally I think Jake Stringer has more potential and is a more compentant footballer than Toby Greene. I think Griffen will be used more to replace the Treloar hole than Greene is.

    Back yourself, Jake Stringer could be a great pick and Greene is a far from solid.

    Chill · 24/03/2016 at 17:29

    Flaccid go stringer! And weitering is not priced how we like our cash cows so I'm avoiding. Better value elsewhere

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:00

    I'm not a fan of Toby Greene at all. Poor DE, gives away stupid frees, gets suspended, won't get enough mid time. Back your gut, mate.

Luke · 24/03/2016 at 17:24

Pendlebury & Priddis vs Fyfe & selwood/parker/$568k midfielder. Other premo mids are danger, God and rocky

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:00

    Pendles and Priddis

Derick · 24/03/2016 at 17:28

Marcus adams or milera?

    Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 17:30

    Keep an eye on both and wait for teams to drop?

      Derick · 24/03/2016 at 17:53

      cheers mate

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:26

    been looking at milera and r atkins. could be good but too much doubt

    Mike · 25/03/2016 at 10:23

    Milera is expensive for a guy who won't get more than a dozen touches per game.Still that'd be the shark move at this point so could pay off.
    At least with Adams you can move him around with McTip.

james · 24/03/2016 at 17:31

would love to know everyones thoughts on tom mitchell priced at 560k avg last year 103 reckon he will avg 105-110 this year and he is a POD (1.8%) and he is a ball magnet
is he a good selection community

    Bill · 24/03/2016 at 18:02

    You could do a lot worse. Had sub-affected scores last year. So much value in that price range but he collects plenty of the footy and wont ever be tagged

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:03

    He's a very sneaky POD, mate. Sub is gone, but I worry about the Sydney Slot Machine. If you see Sydney improving or at least treading water, select him. I feel they might slide and would avoid, but I love the thinking James.

    Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 18:05

    It's a big question mark isn't it. If he averages 105 then it isn't a great pick, if he scores 110 is a decent pick… if you think he is a chance to go 110+ then that's better.

    I don't see him playing more midfield time or doing any better than last year which was great for him, do you think he'll last 22 games? Is there better value at his price in the midfield or is he taking up a spot of a quality rookie?

    Some food for thought 🙂

    Personally not considering him.

    Rabbits16 · 25/03/2016 at 01:27

    exactly what im thinking. like him

Ryan · 24/03/2016 at 17:32

Cripps and a rookie or libba and B Crouch

    NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:04

    libba crouch

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:05

    Libba and Crouch.

Jobesbrownlow · 24/03/2016 at 17:40

Who should I start, Hartley or Adams?

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 17:42

    Try get both in but Id say Hartley has better JS. Should score around the same.

Knackerbags · 24/03/2016 at 17:41

does anyone need some teams for their leagues???
Please post some league numbers.

    Chaz · 24/03/2016 at 17:43

    Yep, I need more leagues 😉

Liam · 24/03/2016 at 17:45

Need some help community
Weitering, B.Kennedy and B.Crouch
Or
Rookie, rookie and Cripps ?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:06

    The first option.

    Wattsieesq · 24/03/2016 at 18:20

    1

tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 17:47

Prestia will be playing round 1. Could this mean no Gazza? Just a bit of speccy banter on my part. If Gazza is also named in an hour, Aaron Hall will be a late out in my team. With such scoring midfield power coming back in, Hall's scoring is likely to seriously impacted to the downside. If Gazza does not start, Hall will remain in my team. Let the fun and games begin!!

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 17:52

    Thinking the same.

    Might have to restructure my whole side to get him out but ive been weary of him all pre-season and with these 2 back in the midfield he could end up being a burn man.

      tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 17:56

      Exactly. I am planning his exit now. So if Gazza is named shortly, I will know the exact moves to make to get him out. Who would you replace him with? Someone like Toby Greene, Jordan de Goey, or Sam Gray?

        Tret · 24/03/2016 at 18:00

        Id downgrade him to Milera and upgrade Dea to Smith. haha probably not much help for you

        He should still rotate through the mids with Gazza and Prestia there, though. Might not get rid of him.

          Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:07

          seriously thinking of taking Buddy…

          tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:09

          I know this is going to come down to a gut decision. Anyway, no decision made yet. Hall still sitting next to Barlow at F3. lol

      Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:10

      No jaeger.. no swallow…

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:06

    No, don't feel that impacts him.

Flanno · 24/03/2016 at 17:51

Houli and JJ/Smith – Option 1
Or
Shaw and T.McKenzie

JDP · 24/03/2016 at 17:53

HELP PLEASE
KK Jimmy or Rich D3??

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:07

    Rich>KK>Bartel. Bartel today said he was only one bad injury or concussion away from retirement, and as much as I love the man, he's off my list.

      JDP · 24/03/2016 at 18:15

      Cheers

    Leon · 24/03/2016 at 19:03

    if you have balls….. rich…. kk the more safe option

Moz · 24/03/2016 at 17:55

LAST MINUTE LEAGUE!!!

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Moz · 24/03/2016 at 17:56

MORE LAST MINUTE LEAGUES

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581080

REN · 24/03/2016 at 17:57

Brodie Smith, Shannon Hurn or Daniel Rich for my D3?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:07

    Hurn.

Hawker · 24/03/2016 at 18:02

M4 I currently have Mr. Consistent, Callan Ward but am thinking heavily about Steven, Selwood or even the Bont as a POD
Thoughts, Suggestions? Anything is gold
Cheers

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:11

    Love the Ward call, Hawker. He's POD enough for mine, and will more likely than not go top 8.

tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:02

I like your confidence in him. He may play a lot less in the guts as Prestia and Gazza will get most time there. Its gonna be a line ball decision mate! Cheers

NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:04

what time do teams come out?

    tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:05

    At 6.40 pm on the knocker. Be ready to analyse!!

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:13

    afl.com is saying 6.25

      tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:14

      I hope so! Then we will have 55 minutes to finalise our team.

NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:05

Everyones thoughts on trent Mckenzie? jock?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:13

    He'll do well, 80-85 this year with some games as big as his kicks.

Frank · 24/03/2016 at 18:07

Folks
I don't care what you do but fill this league right now! 490889
Good competition

Dannio · 24/03/2016 at 18:09

league numbers to join please

    Jesterhawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:59

    Hey Dannio. 699131. 812026.

      Jesterhawk · 24/03/2016 at 19:01

      Anyone feel free to join

Joe_T · 24/03/2016 at 18:14

696171 few spots open in the league, all are welcome!

dan · 24/03/2016 at 18:18

safe to start without fyfe?

Luked98 · 24/03/2016 at 18:18

J.Billings thoughts?

    Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:24

    in

Tony · 24/03/2016 at 18:19

Hi anybody want to go into a draft league with the draft on Easter Monday at 11am – just set up draft league 955932 all welcome

Flaccid Jaff · 24/03/2016 at 18:23

Both ellis and menadue named on field, which one to pick?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:24

    I'm going Menadue, but mainly due to cash.

Sean · 24/03/2016 at 18:25

Need opinions on whether to take Bartel, KK, Houli, or Rance as D3?
Also what are everyone's thoughts on Hunter, like him as a POD?

    JB Tank · 25/03/2016 at 20:11

    Rance all day long

Mark · 24/03/2016 at 18:25

thoughts on having either sammy mitchell or wines? any other better suggestions in that price range

    Shinboner · 24/03/2016 at 23:07

    Go with wines I reckon mate

JCC · 24/03/2016 at 18:27

Ive got a last minute league to fill.

740434

Knackerbags · 24/03/2016 at 18:27

does anyone need some teams for their leagues???

tophawk · 24/03/2016 at 18:28

B.Crouch has just been named according to the Phantom! I am super relaxed as I have nothing to do. Nicely slotted in M7.

FootyFanatic · 24/03/2016 at 18:28

Can anyone help me choose between Hall and Greene?

    SamC · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

    hall

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:30

hartley not listed

Luke · 24/03/2016 at 18:30

NicNat(R1) and B Crouch (M7) vs Goldy (R1) and Gresham (M8)

    Luke · 24/03/2016 at 18:37

    Actually this: NicNat, Gawn, B Crouch vs Goldy, NicNat/Gawn, Gresham.

BASILZEMPILAS · 24/03/2016 at 18:34

Hartley not named

    NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:38

    and ruggles

      Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:48

      fffffffffuuuuu…

Itchy balls · 24/03/2016 at 18:35

Am I blind or was Hartley left out of ESS?

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 18:42

    disaster. Have to change my whole structure now.

      Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

      Move Adams back in bring in Milera?

    SamC · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

    yes

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:50

    Hartley is OUT. Panic stations.

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2016 at 19:28

    So is Grimley

Sorry lord · 24/03/2016 at 18:40

This is doing my head in

Option 1 bartel + rockliff

Option 2 rich + Gaz

I've never gone without God and i just need a reason to get him back in

    SamC · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

    option 1

NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:42

So grimley, hartley and keays not named? do we put them in or not

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:53

    Grimely will stay in my side, but the other two will have to go.

      Charlie · 24/03/2016 at 19:05

      Who to replace Hartley with?

Connor · 24/03/2016 at 18:44

Patch, loving the updates but I think you have made one mistake
Josh Dunkley ($117,300 MID) played NAB 2 in which he scored 94 from 82% TOG at 68% DE

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 18:52

    Cheers mate! Will update that now!

marcus · 24/03/2016 at 18:48

is George hewett worth putting I in idk who else for mids

    NickV · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

    Lui!!!!

    Mike · 25/03/2016 at 10:38

    Yes looked comfortable in the NAB. Even if he gets dropped for McVeigh soon he will be the first guy picked for just about any out for the rest of the year I reckon.
    Not a lot of depth at the swans thanks to Buddy's contract and the illegal trading ban they were slapped with for no reason at all.

SamC · 24/03/2016 at 18:48

whats a good salary cap to have?

    Bells E Bubb · 25/03/2016 at 10:41

    Don't get a Swan's salary cap. They shrink in the wash.

Pinot · 24/03/2016 at 18:49

Look at all those Green dots!!!!!

    Shinboner · 24/03/2016 at 23:05

    Such a great feeling when you've got green dots!

Marco_Polo94 · 24/03/2016 at 18:55

ok.. crap. Currie not even named?? I now have zero bench cover for my rucks with Grimley out too!

Charlie · 24/03/2016 at 18:56

Menadue or Gresham?

Should we keep Hartley?

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 18:56

NO LIBBA?

    brandon · 24/03/2016 at 18:59

    on the bench mate

    Charlie · 24/03/2016 at 18:59

    He's playing. Check the Bulldogs site.

    Tret · 24/03/2016 at 19:00

    hes named on the extended bench. He'll play.

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 19:24

    He will play it will change by tomorrow or Sat he will be on field.

      SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 15:54

      I was really keen on Libba all preseason but chickened out at the last minute…

      Will I regret not putting him in or too risky?

        Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:03

        I reckon because every man and his dog has him even if he does fail you should be fine. The upside for him at 360k is too big too ignore for me.

fml · 24/03/2016 at 18:57

i give up

Jay · 24/03/2016 at 18:59

thoughts on thomas bugg?

Derek · 24/03/2016 at 19:00

Teams just announced. I've had to pull over, driving on the M1 between Wollongong and Sutho, had to check teams. Footys back! Love it.

NickV · 24/03/2016 at 19:01

Who do we replace Keays and hartley with? and do we put in mccarthy now and forget about the ruck swing?

    @footy_bec · 24/03/2016 at 19:42

    No one playing to swing with. I'm using ruck bench for loophole.

Chris · 24/03/2016 at 19:01

So whats everyones thoughts now
which ones do we think will be worth while
Hewett
Dunkley
Papley
gresham

and should we ditch….
grimley
hartley
Keys

    NickV · 24/03/2016 at 19:08

    I like gresham

    keep grimley on ruck bench

    get rid of hartley and keays

      Chris · 24/03/2016 at 19:13

      do you rekon hartley will get a go in a week or two though because if he plays say round 3 it might be worth just holding onto him now

        Scouser · 25/03/2016 at 13:57

        The Tea-lady's likely to get a go at windy hill this year Chris, but do you want to waste a spot to find out till when? Plenty of room for a couple of correctives so I'd go with who's picked to play on field, it's not like we're talking premos here.

      Patch · 24/03/2016 at 19:15

      tend to agree, Nick.

        Alex · 25/03/2016 at 10:09

        If Brown plays well and another tall defender is required, Grima will play

    BKW · 24/03/2016 at 23:03

    Gresham was in my team to begin with but switched Hartley out for Adams and Petracca out for Hewett.

    Need to bring in one more for Ruggles and undecided on that one – Milera, Papley or Oscar McDonald maybe? Thoughts community?

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:13

    Hewett, Dunkley and Gresham.

    JS could be an issue for all of them, but named round one is pretty significant.

      Alex · 25/03/2016 at 10:43

      You can add Ryan Davis to that list

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:15

    Yes ditch all 3 for now. Hartley is the only one I'd consider keeping.

    Use ruck 3 as a loophole with loersch

REN · 24/03/2016 at 19:02

So who are the best defensive rookies?

Weiterin, Dea, Brown, Tippa, Adams? Is that it?

Bob · 24/03/2016 at 19:02

is it too much starting with danger and j selwood

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 19:08

    not at all. Im still tossing up this option

      Derek · 24/03/2016 at 20:17

      Cats have a great early draw

    lachi · 24/03/2016 at 22:52

    Selwood is pure shit

Nicholas · 24/03/2016 at 19:02

Looking for some advice on my team as we approach lockout.
Defenders- Laird, KK, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Adams)
Midfielders- Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Lib, B Crouch, Mills (Hewett, Gore, Davis)
Ruck- Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)
Forwards- Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (B Kennedy, AMT)

Thinking of maybe cutting kennedy because 190k on the bench is a fair bit. Also considered Priddis down to a cheaper player like Wines and Bartel up to Shaw.
Lemme know what your thoughts are on my team. Criticism is appreciated

Dean · 24/03/2016 at 19:03

S Grimley & Mitch McGovern or M Cox & L McCarthy

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 19:16

    Grimely and McCarthy not an option? Probably the second pair.

corey · 24/03/2016 at 19:06

what everyones thoughts on Parish

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 19:16

    Will struggle some weeks. Behind Mills and Oliver for mine

greg · 24/03/2016 at 19:06

cant fit in all playing rookies unless I downgrade either mills dea or libberatore( to b crouch)

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 21:47

    You want libba and dea go from there?

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 19:07

Who are the best fwd rookies that are playing?

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 21:50

    McCarthy for 1 and it depends on ur structure? no answer for 2nd?

Liam · 24/03/2016 at 19:08

Menadue or Ben kennedy??

    Chill · 24/03/2016 at 19:12

    Both! But Kennedy i think

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 19:15

    Ben Kennedy will score more.

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 19:09

Mccarhty or Milera?

    Patch · 24/03/2016 at 19:14

    Feel McCarthy has better JS

    @footy_bec · 24/03/2016 at 19:40

    The Crows are salivating over Milera….

Jesterhawk · 24/03/2016 at 19:18

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Dean · 24/03/2016 at 19:18

Surely Libba will be selected?

What is everyone doing in defence obviously Adams automatically goes in but Hartley out however im keeping him in as there are no others to really chose from.

With Ruggles not named I want to replace him but who with is the only problem.

    @emhoy · 25/03/2016 at 10:53

    I am keeping Hartley on my bench not going to restructure my team for one bench backline rookie, he will get games so don't see it as an issue.

wombatsfc · 24/03/2016 at 19:18

It's a grim dea for those relying on topups from the guinnea pigs

luke · 24/03/2016 at 19:19

who do we put in for defensive rookies ?

Billy · 24/03/2016 at 19:25

Do we keep Ruggles?

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:51

    Why? He's dirt cheap and isnt named get someone who is.

Chill · 24/03/2016 at 19:39

thanks for your hard work tonight Patch… let the games begin!!!

Alex · 24/03/2016 at 19:43

Buddy or Aaron Hall (considering Ablett is named)

NickVas · 24/03/2016 at 19:57

Bloody hell Menadue is on my bench and I chose Houli over Rance! Supercoach…why do we play it?

Steeeve · 24/03/2016 at 20:25

Who to start on field at D6, M Brown or M Adams?

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 20:53

    Both should be in back line now that Hartley is a no go.

      Steeeve · 24/03/2016 at 21:46

      Yep but one will be on the bench, other on the field. I'm wondering who to start

        @footy_bec · 24/03/2016 at 21:48

        Adams for mine

        Bells E Bubb · 25/03/2016 at 10:45

        Brown might be the first 117k rookie to actually lose you money. 🙂

Chris · 24/03/2016 at 20:45

should we put dunkley and hewitt in our sides now?

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 20:53

    Not sure I know Hewett wont get much game time but Dunkling might get more?

      derek · 24/03/2016 at 21:13

      dunkley been on my bench for weeks. he is ok.

        magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 21:16

        Dunkley is on my bench now……based on line-up

        MY TWO CENTS · 24/03/2016 at 22:17

        He wasn't in your team you released today? Or most of your team releases in the past.

        Steeeve · 24/03/2016 at 23:47

        Is he definitely in?

magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 20:51

Weitering sucking balls…..I only went with him because Hartley wasnt named

    derek · 24/03/2016 at 21:21

    he is doing ok. i like the look of him

      DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 21:26

      Made Cotchin look like a Neafl player in 2 contests and running at 90% looking very good

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 21:27

      Yeah I know……he's picked it up a little bit……first AFL match ……probably just getting his sea legs.Its his price so I'm expecting to much I guess?

    @footy_bec · 24/03/2016 at 21:36

    He's on 59 points, not too bad.

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 21:46

      No……I'm probably over reacting. Its only rd 1

        @footy_bec · 24/03/2016 at 21:48

        On 69 now, time to relax. Trust in your choices.

Tulendeena · 24/03/2016 at 20:54

Hope Weitering stops stinking up the joint :/

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 21:02

    Dont worry I think everyone had to take him after Hartley wasnt named…..I did.

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 21:08

      Weitering picking it up a little bit!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2016 at 22:20

    Great second half from weithering found his mojo in the second half! All our supercoaches thank you for that jacob.

      DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:34

      He was on track for 118 at halftime and finished on 84 you must have watched the game backwards

        Troy · 25/03/2016 at 00:41

        Don't know what game you were watching DadSmasher, he was only on about 6 points at qtr time

          DadSmasher · 25/03/2016 at 01:55

          59 at halftime in supercoach Troy maybe you were looking at the afl fantasy scores?

            Tulendeena · 25/03/2016 at 08:05

            18* at Half time you'll find

              Crowmagnon · 25/03/2016 at 08:57

              Definitely 18 at half time.

Andrew · 24/03/2016 at 21:09

Anyone know about Papley's job security?

    Mike · 25/03/2016 at 10:50

    Yes. He has none unless he kicks two goals tomorrow. Which he could do given he'll be crumbing at the feet of Tippet and Buddy at a slippery SCG. I like how both his grandpas played for the club.

      Troy · 27/03/2016 at 04:52

      Yep he's heaps useless isn't he lol A ton on debut.

Connor · 24/03/2016 at 21:34

Kerridge tagging S. Edwards?

Tulendeena · 24/03/2016 at 21:39

Toby Greene or Gawn as VC?

Grimely as the only loophole doesn't leave many options :/

    Bobbbb · 24/03/2016 at 21:51

    gawn

    Dean · 25/03/2016 at 19:29

    Who in their right mind would even contemplate putting the VC on Toby Greene, thats absurd.

      Kang Van DerBang · 25/03/2016 at 20:26

      inb4 Toby Greene scores 130+

Nicholas · 24/03/2016 at 21:51

should i put amt in the backline then bring in a forward rookie to solve the hartley problem

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:02

    Probably? Not sure what your team looks like?

Johny · 24/03/2016 at 22:03

Looking for some advice on my team as we approach lockout.
Defenders- Laird, KK, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Adams)
Midfielders- Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Lib, B Crouch, Mills (Hewett, Gore, Davis)
Ruck- Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)
Forwards- Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (B Kennedy, AMT)
14600 in the bank

How do I solve the hartley and gore problems. I could put downgrade priddis to wines then with the remaining cash put amt in the back line for hartley. In amts place in the forward line I could put in milera then take out gore for either gresham or someone else.

Any other criticism is greatly appreciated. Please help me out of this mess 🙂

    Keenbutclueless · 24/03/2016 at 22:10

    Move AMT to backline. Take Hartley out. Replace Gore with Dunkley. Put McCarthy in F7

      Johny · 24/03/2016 at 23:02

      but dunkley didnt play in nab cup so he might score poorly and mccarthy is not playing

        Dean · 25/03/2016 at 19:37

        Johnny Dunkly did play in NAB 2 and scored 92 – Also McCarthy from Geelong is selected to play so im not sure what are you're talking about?

          Johny · 25/03/2016 at 21:50

          sry im blind but anyway im 1k off that selection…. any other tips guys?

DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:03

Wow. I can't wait to see the SC scores but based on what I just saw with cripps dishing off to gibbs and smurph I might restructure my mids before round 3

    Fez · 24/03/2016 at 22:07

    Lol

    gator59 · 24/03/2016 at 22:13

    Cripps 105 SC points/ Murphy and Gibbs 118 each

      DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:30

      Thanks gator, if gibbs backs it up and mitchell only aves 105 in first 2 I'll be downtrading

        hedski · 24/03/2016 at 23:20

        Bet ya old man's larfin smasha you said he had 6 startin blues? Guessin there was a doc n simmo in there? Lemon citroen lookin the goods 😉

Vinny · 24/03/2016 at 22:13

Should I take Mendaues score of 75 as loophole, take off mills and put on a keays who isn’t playing? It should I keep Dunkley and keep mills on the field.

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:16

    Well yeah but if you gonna do that put in Petracca not keays

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:17

      Petracca is a shoe in save a trade when rd 6 rolls around

        Vinny · 24/03/2016 at 22:31

        Wait so a go with Petracca?

          magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:53

          Well yeah ….depends where you have menadue ? is he in your mids or fwd line? You can loopehole him if he's an E?

            magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:54

            Save a trade for later because you will bring Petracca in at some point……my target is RD6?

              magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:55

              Petracca a better option than Keays?

                Jess_coach · 24/03/2016 at 23:41

                Take menadue's 80 you fool

    DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:28

    Trust your gut Vinny, it's only round 1 and Mills could easily go 90plus he's the release kick from defence. If menadue was your fwd emergency I'd consider using the loophole but 75 is below par for an M8 even in round 1

      The Ranger · 24/03/2016 at 22:55

      Who's your M8 Smasher?

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 22:57

      Yes Dad I agree but if he's a mid he also has 2 swing options in the mid as well if he goes Petracca because he will be coming in soon. Basically pick your poison Vinny. Will save a trade later to.

        magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:00

        Oh Keep mills…..dump someone else? Not sure what ur team looks like but definitely keeps mills!

          magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:01

          Sorry read so many posts ……..I got confused didnt realize you would get rid of mills for menadue score I would say no. Sorry my bad.

      Dean · 24/03/2016 at 23:06

      DadSmasher I totally disagree, I wouldn't class 75 below par for a M8 even though he scored 80 especially considering we are only in Round 1.
      I mean the best rookie this year most believe is Kerridge and he scored 86. You cannot expect Mills to be the next Cripps if you are then chances are you will be bitterly disappointed.
      Granted Mills may go out and score 100+ however he may go out and score you a 60 and they are playing Collingwood which won't be a easy game although I hope the Swans smash the Pies just quietly. lol

      Vinny I would strongly suggest that you take Menadue's 80 for a M8 that is a very solid score for round 1.
      Then trade Keays to Petracca mate save yourself a trade as there isn't a great deal of Rookies that look promising in the midfield this season.
      However all this being said if you like to take risks proving you don't get upset if Mills scores a 60 odd then sure, roll the dice and give Mills a go.

      For what its worth, this is my midfield: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Priddis, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Gresham (E), Hewett, Davis)

      Menadue is my F6

        Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:50

        I thought there wasn't many mid rookies then Gresham, Mills, Oliver, Dunkley, Hewett, Ellis and Davis all get named.

        Throw kennedy, menadue and kerridge into the mix and you have a lot of choices.

Vinny · 24/03/2016 at 22:19

SuperCoach Scores:

RICHMOND:
23 Kane Lambert 126
18 Alex Rance 97
8 Jack Riewoldt 87
1 Nick Vlastuin 87
9 Trent Cotchin 86
4 Dustin Martin 85
26 Anthony Miles 82
21 Jacob Townsend 82
5 Brandon Ellis 81
37 Connor Menadue 75
10 Shane Edwards 75
14 Bachar Houli 71
24 Ben Griffiths 70
33 Kamdyn McIntosh 70
12 David Astbury 69
27 Sam Lloyd 68
29 Ty Vickery 61
32 Corey Ellis 57
16 Shaun Hampson 49
17 Daniel Rioli 37
2 Dylan Grimes 26
38 Steven Morris 23

CARLTON:
4 Bryce Gibbs 118
3 Marc Murphy 118
15 Sam Docherty 114
9 Patrick Cripps 105
6 Kade Simpson 103
33 Andrejs Everitt 100
11 Sam Kerridge 90
46 Matthew Wright 85
23 Jacob Weitering 84
42 Zach Tuohy 83
32 Nick Graham 82
35 Ed Curnow 69
12 Blaine Boekhorst 65
34 Andrew Phillips 64
43 Simon White 60
8 Matthew Kreuzer 57
40 Michael Jamison 51
17 Sam Rowe 51
1 Andrew Walker 50
41 Levi Casboult 49
13 Jed Lamb 48
7 Dylan Buckley 22

    DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:23

    Thanks Vinny I thought menadue and Rioli were more influential than their SC scores suggest

Youngy · 24/03/2016 at 22:26

Dusty……….. 85…………… Not impressed. 🙁

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2016 at 22:30

    Told ya blues is his bogey team. Never scores well against them.

    Scyb · 24/03/2016 at 22:31

    Glad i didnt get him. He is going to be a dud this season

      lachie · 24/03/2016 at 22:50

      no..

      mick944 · 24/03/2016 at 22:53

      Dusty had 51 round 1 last year. Then look what he did after. 86 is probably one of his better scores against the Blues.

    DadSmasher · 24/03/2016 at 22:38

    I know right. $350k more expensive than wietering but only a single point more

      Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:02

      All this time I said I wouldn't pay 220k for a rookie. Then I crumbled to the hype when I saw him named. seems to have paid off so far 87 is a great start, damn he looked composed out there.

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:59

    Don't worry Youngy ole Dusty will be just be fine. Always plays rubbish against the Blues.

    Just means the rest of us can hopefully pick him off a bit cheaper but so what we will all have players like that which others may get much cheaper ….such is life …. such is Supercoach. 🙂

      Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:03

      I don't want others to get him cheap tho. haha

    Holty · 25/03/2016 at 00:42

    although a disappointing score, at least you still have a bloke that most people will want at some point. even if he drops to 500k early, its going to be hard to generate the cash to bring him in.

The_Black_Mamba · 24/03/2016 at 22:28

Who is more likely to get a solid run of games. Hartley or Collins or Ruggles?

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:00

    None? hartley?

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:18

      None of them were named…….just wait til they get named but right now like Southern S said none!

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:04

    Probably Hartley………. Maybe? But he wasn't named….

Vinny · 24/03/2016 at 22:33

What are the forward rookie options people are going with. L. McCarthy, McDonald's Tip, Adams

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:02

    Yep have all 3

Dean · 24/03/2016 at 22:35

Quite happy with my 4 players tonight in Rance 101, Weitering 87, Kerridge 86, Menadue 80 – Scoring me 354 but im sure 75% of people have 3 of those players.

I know its early days but glad to see Dusty only score 86, hope he keeps it up then I might bring him in at a nice discount in 5 weeks or so.

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 22:48

    Yeah I had Simmo instead of Rance so I guess I'm 3pts ahead of you. 🙂

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:03

      I almost went simmo and didnt

      Dean · 24/03/2016 at 23:14

      nice addict, I had Simmo in and out replacing Rance several times, but im happy with that. Did u have the others actually selected in your best 22 or were any of the other three players on your bench and you're using the loophole to take their points.

        SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:22

        Weitering and Kerro onfield and emergency loop on Mena in the FWD line.

        I wasn't going to pick Weitering but the rookie defender shortage tonight forced my hand and had to dump Kennedy on my mid bench to pay for the bastard.

        Yeah Rance looked great tonight so he will be a nice selection all season for you Dean.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2016 at 22:35

Funny how things can change quickly. At half time i was cursing for taking an expensive rook in weitering but with little else available in def took the punt. Damn glad i did. Talk about coming home with a wet sail. Same score as dusty. I'll take that from my d4.

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:04

    lol….as I was

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:22

    I had weitering out of my team for weeks, the just slotted him in 15 mins before the game.

    At quarter time I was losing my shit!

    Love supercoach.

      Boris Baconbeer · 25/03/2016 at 10:21

      Same. I've been against the 200k rooks but had to slip this one in due to the lack of cheap def rooks. Glad I did . But am still against doing mills. Lol

Hawks · 24/03/2016 at 22:39

Feels strange having more than 1 non-scoring player in the team come round 1.

I have the following rookies lining-up-
Def- weitering, brown, Adams, AMT, Hartley
Mids- mills, Menadue, Davis, dunkley
Ruck – wyatt
Fwd – Kennedy, kerridge, McGovern, Petracca
Only $5700 in the bank, and not changing structure.

Any ideas on alternates for Harley & Petracca that will be playing for under $246k combined.

Thanks

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 22:53

    Yeah that's far too many starting donuts especially if Dunkley doesn't play. I wouldn't go any more than 2 or it will cripple your cash generation early compared to the rest of the competition.

    You just have to sacrifice one of your starting keepers to bolster your initial playing rookie stocks or you won't have as strong a side as most by time the byes roll around.

    At least get McCarthy in and either Gresham or Hewett plus maybe Dea.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2016 at 23:20

      Who u keen on addict? Milera or mccarthy in the fwd line? Or i could wack brown (bit worried about his cash gen though) on the bench and have a dpp swing with amt and adams in def? Hartley not getting a gig through a spanner in the works for alot of teams.

        SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:32

        I reckon McCarthy is worth the money. Cats are big on him and now he's finally healthy so JS should be respectable. Not sure how he will score but should be a decent bench option at a minimum.

        Milera is probably worth the money too but I don't have the funds myself so more than happy to roll with McCarthy instead in Addicts.

          The Ranger · 24/03/2016 at 23:41

          What do you think of Hewett SC?

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 00:36

            Look I have him atm as he's playing this week but frankly I'm cash strapped after forking out for Weitering tonight so my options are pretty limited.

            The Swans do have 3 or 4 players coming back in the next fortnight or so – Reid, McGlynn, Richards and Macca – so Hewett will have to play out of his skin to hold his spot.

            But frankly Dunkley, Gresham and Hewett all have iffy JS to some degree and it will likely require us to make a corrective trade after Rd2 to jump on the right one.

            So your guess is as good as mine. What are your thoughts Ranger?

    Dean · 24/03/2016 at 23:34

    I am strongly considering keeping Hartley, Wyatt & Grimley – I just cannot see any other decent selection worth getting as im almost positive Hartley & Grimley will play next week or the week after, so that means I am going in with at least two non scoring players in Wyatt & Hartley and its quite possible Grimley may not play.

    I already have the following rookies:
    Weitering, Brown, Adams, AMT & Hartley – In defence
    Mills, Kerridge, Gresham, Hewett, Davis – In Midfield
    Grimley – In Ruck
    B Kennedy, Menadue, McCarthy, Wyat – In Forward

    Who else will you think is worthy of selection to take Grimley & Hartley's position?

    Thanks guys.

Holty · 24/03/2016 at 22:52

only early days but happy i grabbed smurf.

    The Ranger · 24/03/2016 at 23:01

    Early days but he looked good eh Holty?
    Nice pick mate.

      Holty · 24/03/2016 at 23:13

      Cheers Ranger. Did tire at the end due to lack of match practice though. just looked at a bloke who was dominating years ago. Malthouse came to the club which hurt him. Then Malthouse left and he went to average 113 for the rest of the year. Just thought id rather grab someone who has proven he can average 115 in a season oppose to someone we are hoping will. Although his shoulder might fall off next game and its a bad choice

Andrew · 24/03/2016 at 22:55

Anyone have any idea about Papley's job security?

    Phil · 24/03/2016 at 23:40

    I think it's okay buddy, better than Hewitt I reckon…I think he is taken McGlynns spot who has been injured most pre season and is getting on a bit as well, so I could be wrong but I reckon the spot is his to lose. I'm more worried about his scoring potential to be honest.

Oldmort · 24/03/2016 at 23:00

I have hartley, grimley, gore, hamilton and ruggles as rookies in my team. They weren't selected in their respective line ups. Is this a worry? Should trades be done to new rookies (don't forget unlimited trades still). Cheers let me know

    magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:21

    Uh yes would look else where asap

      magpie4ver · 24/03/2016 at 23:22

      You can trade still until game times

    The Ranger · 24/03/2016 at 23:27

    Five is probably too many Oldmort

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:31

    Damn right it's a worry.

    Oldmort · 24/03/2016 at 23:32

    Thanks fellas changed ben kennedy from defense to forward so I could swap hartley for brown, gore for gresham, hamilton for hewett and ruggles for no one as of yet (couldnt think of anyone). Have kept grimley for loophole and due to him probably playing soon and is a class rookie

mick944 · 24/03/2016 at 23:30

Hewett or Davis for M11?

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 23:33

    davis. doubt hewett will get many games with the swans.

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:35

    That's a tough question, Hewett scored really well in the NAB but will sydney's depth keep him to less games?

    I dare not answer such a conundrum

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:50

    I'd go Davis. Swans have 3 or 4 players coming back over the next fortnight.

    Sarah · 25/03/2016 at 00:40

    Davis is one bad game from being dropped. Reckon he's the Josh Glenn of this season.

Cliffy · 24/03/2016 at 23:31

Hey guys,

Pretty happy with how the Round has started for me, Kerridge, Weitering super, while Houli underwhelming (shoulda gone with Simmo instead, but hey once the research is done that's all you can do, and additionally all you can do I back your gut in, and you won't feel regretful).

I wanted to ask however, had Menadue as my Forward EMG, and I currently have McCarthy from the Cats on the field as one of my last Forward spots. I'm tempted though to downgrade him to Wyatt for a good C loophole option throughout the season, save some cash, and most importantly loophole Menadue's score of 80 odd onto the field.

Good or bad call gents?

Cheers 🙂

    Cliffy · 24/03/2016 at 23:32

    This move will also create a RUC/FWD swing between Wyatt and Grimley (who I'm sure will get a gig at some point, considering he's an EMG this week).

    Phil · 24/03/2016 at 23:36

    Not a bad call, I take it you have Grimley @R3. The only way it will backfire on you is if McCarthy is a much better pick than Grimley (which there is every chance). It's 80 points minus what McCarthy scores, so let's say he scores 55…you're only gaining 25 points and you're losing forward coverage. Not worth it for mine, but not a terrible call either.

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:41

    2 guys not scoring round one. I can't handle that myself, and the day one of your R1 or R2's fail neither of those guys you have may even be playing.

    I'd rather play the risky long game for max profit personally, to take out league wins.

    The only way I can think of having ruck backup is Tippet/Luen/Sinclair up forward and Grimley on R3.

      Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:42

      Wait maybe I got your question confused………….

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:42

    I believe McCarthy will be a successful cash cow so I would be fairly reluctant to pass on him.

    However Menadue's score is worth taking if you can so is there anyway you can restructure your team by perhaps subtracting a forward keeper and adding a keeper to another line?

    Menadue should be a decent scorer on your forward line most weeks. I'll be looping his score or McCarthy's nearly every round for that final scoring spot on my forward line to hopefully get at least 75-80 every week.

      Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 00:02

      A very fair point there SCaddict. Maybe that might be the way to go, one keeper gone from one line and then put one keeper in another line, hmm….

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 00:08

        Worth thinking about and you've got all day tomorrow to toy with idea. 🙂

        I'm sure you could find a simple restructure to your liking that achieves all the above.

          Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 00:09

          Yeah exactly haha, that's the one beauty with Round 1, a whole day to think in between Thursday and Saturday 🙂

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 00:14

            Just make sure you don't get rid of Wells or Barlow, assuming you already have them, and you should be fine.

              Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 00:29

              Of course, would never dream of moving them out. 🙂

            Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 00:15

            I'll ask this too, are there any more Defensive rookies worth consideration to replace Hartley?

            I've already got the obvious ones every man and his dog should have in Adams, Dea, Brown, Weitering and Tippa. :/

              SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 00:20

              Not really as you would be taking a gamble on someone getting games soon which is far from ideal.

              So perhaps use the savings from eliminating that forward keeper to upgrade Hartley to a premo like Laird, Bartel, KK, Shaw etc.

hedski · 24/03/2016 at 23:33

Have menadue m7 emerg. Not prepared to bring in petracca for 80 points and cop jam filled bastards for 3 4 5 ? Weeks. Will stick to plan. Will pull hair out when gresh scores 30. @hhhh

    Holty · 24/03/2016 at 23:59

    have him as my emergency as well. Im even tempted to pull the trigger and bring zorko back. had him all preseason but dumped him after suspension. put him on field, take the 80 and have zorko there for the 2nd week.

      magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 00:27

      Nice Hotly smart!!!

      hedski · 25/03/2016 at 00:32

      Yeah petraccx in save trade later. Ruthless.
      I like zorko call holty but nowhere to put him he'll be a downgrade target.

Moggy · 24/03/2016 at 23:40

Who do you guys think is most likely to get games and have JS… Hartley or Collins ? Need to lock in my last rookie bench warmer.

    magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 00:35

    Neither right now? Whats ur side look like? Those two are wait and see now

@BrandonMing19 · 24/03/2016 at 23:40

Def: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Adams, AMT)
Mid: Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendlebury, Rockliff, Parker, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Gresham, Hewett, Davis)
Ruc: Martin, Naitanui (Loersch)
Fwd: Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, Papley)

23k in the bank
Considering Bartel vs Rich
Thoughts or suggestion?

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:52

    Bartel. Not a fan of Rich and his 80 averages.

The Replacements · 24/03/2016 at 23:42

Quick one gents

Fyfe and Trent Mckenzie OR Suckling and Pendles?

    Dean · 25/03/2016 at 00:02

    tough call, I would have to go SucklingPig & Pendles over Fyfe just because I think McKenzie is a shocking player at top level.

Steeeve · 24/03/2016 at 23:44

I've got Dunkley but can change him to M McGovern. I don't like either option (plus have G Hewett whose js is suspect).
a) will Dunkley even play?
b) who would you rather?
c) should I go without either and instead choose someone who hasn't been named but is expected to get quite a few games throughout the season instead (like Petracca, or any other suggestions)?

    SCaddict · 24/03/2016 at 23:54

    I wouldn't even look at this question until Sunday teams are finalised tomorrow so let's see if Dunkley makes the cut first. He's shown he can be a good fantasy scorer (albeit in the NAB) if given an opportunity.

      Holty · 24/03/2016 at 23:56

      agree SCaddict. I like the way Dunkley goes about it. Hopefully he plays.

      magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 00:20

      Exactly SCaddict! You have to roll with the wave if Dunkley goes and play you take him and hope for the best wait 3 weeks and trade? He's in my mids as of now because their is no other option? He's been nominated.I wanted others but they weren't nominated so he's the one I go with…….he's dirt cheap so you really cant lose? Hope he does well makes some cash and upgrade later when the time is right?

    Southern S · 24/03/2016 at 23:56

    Gresham? Mills? Davis?

Dean · 24/03/2016 at 23:58

Hi community I need a little advice as this would be a first for me to go in blind with at least TWO non starting players in Hartley & Wyatt and thirdly there is a 50/50 chance that Grimley doesn't get selected because Essendon have Michael also selected on their extended bench.

I am strongly considering keeping Hartley, Wyatt & Grimley – I just cannot see any other decent selection worth getting as im almost positive Hartley & Grimley will play next week or the week after, so that means I am going in with at least two non scoring players in Wyatt & Hartley and its quite possible Grimley may not play round 1 also.
The only other options I have is to select McGovern or Papley and I honestly don't fancy their job security.

I already have the following rookies:
Weitering, Brown, Adams, AMT & Hartley – In defence
Mills, Kerridge, Gresham, Hewett, Davis – In Midfield
Grimley – In Ruck
B Kennedy, Menadue, McCarthy, Wyat – In Forward

Who else will you think is worthy of selection to take Grimley & Hartley's position?

Thanks guys

    magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 00:15

    Whats the rest of your side look like? Its hard to tell just based on your rookies?

Ryan · 25/03/2016 at 00:05

Milera?

    magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 00:16

    Depends on ur structure?

Luke · 25/03/2016 at 00:19

Menadue as Mid Emergency, Mills is M8 and have Keays as non playing rookie.
Option A: Put Keays on ground as loophole for God into Dangerfield and take Menadues 80 points?
Option B: Leave Mills on ground and hope he scores more than 80 and trade Keays to a scoring mid?
Thoughts

    Southern S · 25/03/2016 at 00:28

    People are worrying too much about 80 points on their bench.

    Leave Mills, trade Keays.

    Easy for me to say I suppose with kerridge, weitering and menadue all on field.

      magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 01:25

      If you are going to put a player in as loophole for Menadue go to Petracca not keays……..Petracca is guaranteed to play in top 22 side of Demons Keays is no guarantee ….plus it saves on trade to get Petracca in ur side if thats what you wanna do?

    Connor · 25/03/2016 at 07:49

    Do you really want a $211,000 rookie on your bench? You should have bought Mills hoping he will average 80-85, stick with your guns

The_Black_Mamba · 25/03/2016 at 00:39

Job security for hewett?

    Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 00:50

    Not as good as you'd like. But if he plays like he did in the nab he'll be almost impossible to drop. Has been in the system for two full seasons already (named an emergency many times) so he should be ready and hungry.
    With Keays not playing and a ? over Dunkley (only on an extended bench) I think you have to take Hewett.

      magpie4ver · 25/03/2016 at 01:21

      yeah mid is packed in SYD

azza · 25/03/2016 at 00:43

greene or s.gray at f2 ?

    James · 25/03/2016 at 02:23

    Greene

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:29

    Greene

      Tim · 28/03/2016 at 14:41

      lol

        CoachDamo · 28/03/2016 at 16:39

        I made the wrong choice too lol

Nick6534 · 25/03/2016 at 02:05

Papley and libba or crouch and milera

    Kev · 25/03/2016 at 09:03

    2

James · 25/03/2016 at 02:19

Gresham and McGovern or Hewett and Milera?

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:28

    Can't do Gresham and Hewett?

      Shinboner · 25/03/2016 at 11:35

      I think he's after one MID, one FWD.

        James · 26/03/2016 at 02:38

        Exactly, missed the chance to swing Menadue up and cursing it now. Cheers boys

steve · 25/03/2016 at 08:33

thanks to limited rookies in defence i have had to shuffle some of my dual position forwards back there and am currently contemplating papley in the forward line, is he any good?

    Kev · 25/03/2016 at 09:02

    Small forward, so I'd avoid him. Also ?? over his js. FWIW If you're after a warm body he played 2 nab cup games. Averaged 8 touches, 1.5 goals and 55 SC points.

      steve · 25/03/2016 at 09:20

      I see, he doesnt sound too promising. well if i downgrade mills to hewett i could upgrade papley to milera? or is much the same in the end.

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 11:29

        Yes steer clear I would say too. McCarthy, Milera and Kennedy should be way better prospects although cost more obviously.

lachie08 · 25/03/2016 at 08:34

Hi guys just wondering for some late advice, I'm struggling with this choice

Goldstein and Macmillan or Nic Nat and Shaw

Thanks for the help

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 09:22

    Nic Nat & Shaw is what i have if that helps

Mac · 25/03/2016 at 08:48

Do I take Menadues score or risk Kennedy, leaning towards Menadue.

    Kev · 25/03/2016 at 08:56

    No brainer to take 80 from a rookie.

Nathan · 25/03/2016 at 08:56

Im struggling to find a way out of the shit
I have shaw laird docherty dea brown hartley – adams amt
Danger ablett priddis gray selwood rocky mills gresham – Kennedy Hewitt davis
Nicnat gawn – loersch
Barlow robinson hall wells Kerridge papley – McGovern grimley
Ive have issues with the rookies
JS the main issue
Papley McGovern hewitt not great and hartley not named
No cash to make moves
How do i solve this problem?
Do i swap out a premo mid like priddis/selwood for a shiel type?
Or robinson for greene? Even though i think robbo will be great at the start of the year
Or even laird down to hurn/rich?
Im dying trying to work this out

Mac · 25/03/2016 at 09:01

Is Hewett worth the selection?

    Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 17:25

    Yes, because there aren't as many rookie options as we hoped

HallyM8 · 25/03/2016 at 09:04

Liberatore or Brad Crouch?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 09:20

    i've gone B.Crouch on a gut feeling only

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 09:32

    What about Hartung

    Hill and sheil out for at least 6 weeks.

    He is underpriced because he had sub vest 8 times last year

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:27

    Liba

      HallyM8 · 25/03/2016 at 11:52

      Would your opinion change if I said having crouch would let me bring in b.kennedy for one of my nonplaying rookies?

    Northernsoul74 · 25/03/2016 at 11:31

    Wait and see if Libba makes the cut tonight. Only on extended bench currently. I'm assuming he will but they could ease him back.

Ahhh · 25/03/2016 at 09:18

Mitch McGovern? Thoughts? Need a fwd bench..

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 11:53

    Would take McCarthy for a little more coin myself.

    Crows have a punishing early draw which generally spells trouble for forward rookies, if he can even hold his spot that is.

Mitchell · 25/03/2016 at 09:31

Pendles Ablett Rocky Parker
Need to pick 3

    Moz · 25/03/2016 at 09:35

    pendles rocky parker

    Mac · 25/03/2016 at 09:49

    Pendles Ablett Rocky

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:27

    Pendles Ablett Rocky

Mitchell · 25/03/2016 at 09:35

Kolodjashnij, JJ, Lonergan, Rich
Need to pick 2

    Mac · 25/03/2016 at 09:49

    Kolo and Rich

      Mitchell · 25/03/2016 at 09:50

      Thanks Mac

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:27

    Kolo, Rich

Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 09:42

Here is my team —> https://gyazo.com/decd504970dd48541db1fc5eeb04223… <— $900 in the bank

I need to get about 100k to get rid of Keays and Collins and bring in Kennedy and Gresham. Also need to get rid of Hartley for someone, don't no who yet. Who do I downgrade community???

Everyone's thoughts much appreciated! Thanks.

    Sonnyrich23 · 25/03/2016 at 10:45

    To replace Hartley I would move one of Adams or AMT to the backline and put in one of the playing forward rookies. Maybe Mitch McGovern or Wayne Milera. In terms of downgrading if it was me I'd probably downgrade Parker to Crouch

      Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 17:44

      ye I was thinking that way with the rookies but I really don't like Crouch.

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 09:48

Whats the thoughts on the VC, I'm thinking Heater might go large against the Dees ?

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:08

    Im doing something different. Im putting vc on Shaw and Capt on Goldy. I have that gut feeling that Shaw is ganna go off.

dean · 25/03/2016 at 09:59

who's everyone thinking for captain ?

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:09

    Goldy if you have him or Danger as he plays late.

TJM · 25/03/2016 at 10:01

Whats dunkleys chances of staying in the team like?

    TJM · 25/03/2016 at 10:02

    or does Gresham have better JS?

    Northernsoul74 · 25/03/2016 at 11:29

    Dunkley currently only named on extended bench.

Mac · 25/03/2016 at 10:02

Which rookie are we using for VC loophole?

    Chill · 25/03/2016 at 11:05

    Maybe ruggles

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:09

    Loersch or Grimley in Ruck.

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 11:32

    Wyatt (COL) at R3 for me so that I can loop Gaz as VC tomorrow arvo.

darren · 25/03/2016 at 10:02

Robinson and Dunley or Greene and Gresham

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:09

    green and Gresham

james · 25/03/2016 at 10:02

dion prestia named to play against the dons and only in 0.3% of team injury affected last season and avg was 101 year before avg was 106 surley he comes into consideration cause he wont get tagged

    Kev · 25/03/2016 at 10:29

    Coming back from a knee reco, at that price he's a keeper so it's a bit risky for my taste. Gun player though

Jack · 25/03/2016 at 10:03

JOCK !!!!!!
Who do I choose?
Jason johanisen or
Brodie Smith

    Jack · 25/03/2016 at 12:19

    Anyone else?

      Keithy · 25/03/2016 at 12:39

      Both risky picks. JJ unproven and Smith hasn't been at his best for a while. I don't have either but if I was taking one I would probably take Smith because he has done it before.

Deron · 25/03/2016 at 10:13

do i keep ruggles?

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:10

    Probably not, although it's hard without seeing ur structure.

Falcon · 25/03/2016 at 10:26

Z smith for gawn to make room for rokies???

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:11

    Very risky….. I'd be downgrading in another line.

      Falcon · 25/03/2016 at 13:15

      The only thing to do the is downgrade a mid to crouch/libba

Joel · 25/03/2016 at 10:29

1. Robinson, suckling and Dunkley
Or
2. Hall, Rich and Hewett

Thoughts community?

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 11:11

    2. 100%

Derek · 25/03/2016 at 10:40

I'm not sure what the % is, but with the lack of rookies this year, Davis might end up being the most selected player in SuperCoach.

I'm going to put Petracca on my bench. Hope he will be playing round 3 or 4

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 10:48

    Done the same,looped him with Menadue

    Chill · 25/03/2016 at 11:05

    Hmmm, I'm temped to take Petracca over Hewett or Dunkley… thoughts? I am taking Hartley on the bench because I really think he will play sooner rather than later.

Paulyd · 25/03/2016 at 10:53

Can only go one! Help!
A.Hall or Libba?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 11:37

    Libba. He's so underpriced like Wells it's a joke.

    His last NAB game has fooled certain folks into thinking he won't be that awesome a selection in 2016 but you need to look at his career body of work, not some meaningless NAB game.

    Sarah · 25/03/2016 at 11:40

    Libba any day of the week, everyone must have forgotten how good he was

    Grahame Lebroy · 25/03/2016 at 13:10

    U really should have both

Sam · 25/03/2016 at 11:23

Which team is better please

Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Adams, Brown, Hartley
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Pendles, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge, Gresham, Hewett, Davis
Goldstein, Martin, Loresch
Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue, Petracca, Tippa

Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, Dea, Adams, Brown, Ruggles,
Fyfe, Danger, Gray, Ward, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge, Kennedy, Hewett, Davis
Goldstein, Gawn, Loresch
Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Steele, Wells, Menadue, Petracca, Tippa.

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 12:44

    First one.

Cyril is delicious · 25/03/2016 at 11:26

Should we be hanging on to Petracca? Or use him as a downgrade option in a few weeks? Cheers

    Sarah · 25/03/2016 at 11:42

    Downgrade option. First 2 weeks he's a shocking loophole option, will be sitting there doing nothing

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 15:49

      Trade in. My plan is Mendaue down to petrecca rd 6-7

    Chill · 25/03/2016 at 12:33

    Im sitting Petracca on my bench. Happy with that. he will be a solid player so saving that trade used to bring him in.

    kevwal · 25/03/2016 at 16:32

    My thoughts on rookies. If they are not making money, why have them? They only have to play 3 weeks. Then corrective/upgrade trades. If you don't make money, you will not win your leagues. I know trades are important, but you should not be trading your keepers(barring injury) at all. Focus is on making money through your rookies. No play, no pay.

Brad · 25/03/2016 at 11:26

Robbie grey an Parker
Or Selwood and Treloar? Which is a better combo.

    Keithy · 25/03/2016 at 12:29

    Like Gray and Parker.

    Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 17:27

    Gray and Selwood

Grahame Lebroy · 25/03/2016 at 11:34

2

One touch wonder · 25/03/2016 at 11:40

Where have all the good men (rookies) gone?

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 11:47

    getting rid of the sub vest might have something to do with it. Coaches were willing to give rookies a sub start

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 12:00

    You just have to spend more on rookies this season by downsizing on a premo or risk hurting your cash generation growth with too many bench donuts.

    For me that means Fyfe down to Jelwood to give me that extra $100K I need. I'd prefer not to do it, all things being equal, but it's probably better for the long term overall health of my team.

      Derek · 25/03/2016 at 12:25

      great minds. I was looking at Danger down to Selwood.

      Dunkley to McCaffer.

      Kommer to Milera

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 12:33

        Sounds good Derek.

          Mitchell · 25/03/2016 at 12:40

          SC addict can you show your team?

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 12:47

            Laird, Simmo, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, AMT ( Brown, Adams)
            Danger, Gaz, Hanners, Jelwood, Rocky, Libba, B. Crouch, Mills (Kennedy, McCaffer, Davis)
            Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)
            Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Menadue, Kerro (McCarthy, Loersch)

              Sam · 25/03/2016 at 12:54

              Why have both Loersch and Wyatt is my only question?

                SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:02

                It's part of my personal emergency loophole strategy this season to maximise my last scoring spot in the forward line with Menadue, McCarthy and Kennedy and give me heaps of flexibility for captain's loophole too.

                Suns and Pies combo pretty well for those purposes.

                  Sam · 25/03/2016 at 13:15

                  Wouldn'y you prefer to make cash instead?

                    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:20

                    No I prefer the early points opportunities plus most of the cheap rooks like Papley or McGovern have either very dodgy JS or low cash potential or both anyway.

                    But it's really how I've structured my own forward line. I'm not advocating any other coach should do what I'm doing as everyone has their unique structures and personnel.

                    I was merely answering your questions.

                    Sam · 25/03/2016 at 13:30

                    Cheers Addict, very well thought out plan. I'm using Wyatt I've decided so I can loophole Gaz.

                    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:46

                    Sounds good mate. Looking forward to another gargantuan score from Gaz too well here's hoping anyway.

              Derek · 25/03/2016 at 15:26

              You must be happy with Simpson.

              I'm having a bit of Weitering envy today.

              McCaffer pick is nice, doing the same

              The double loophole strategy is on another level, beyond my ability

              Good team

                SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 15:47

                I may just roll with Dunkley or Hewett in the end as I'm not sure Caff is a decent enough cow although JS should be rock solid. Just can't quite stretch to Oliver unfortunately.

                We will all likely need to make 1 or 2 rookie corrections over the next couple of weeks anyway and it sounds like Weitering may be one of yours if you can find the cash or can cull a midpricer that doesn't work out.

                However that 87 I see as bit of an outlier. I expect his average to be closer to 65-75 myself. He was sitting on 18pts at half time but thankfully things turned around and then some.

                  TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 15:54

                  Yeah i penciled him in for a 70 avg so stoked with 87 off the bat.

          Derek · 25/03/2016 at 12:47

          or……. I can always go Goldy down to Lobbe?

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 12:59

            That would be a nice cash bonanza right there.

            Plus the community really wants to see how Lobbe works out for you this season. 🙂

              Derek · 25/03/2016 at 15:29

              I know. I'm really tempted to give it a crack. Has dolphin move written all over it….. I mean shark move.

              I did TBC last year and managed top 100

                SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 15:37

                But just think how high you could've gone if you started with Blitz instead of TBC!

                Joking aside I do expect Lobbe to be a better pick than many expect but I still prefer to start with 2 elites there myself.

Blueth · 25/03/2016 at 11:50

Howe vs. Dea?
Howe looks a certain starter so for my last choice is between him and Dea.
Dea's JS worries me as there'll no doubt be lots of changes week in week out at Tulla. But he's cheap.
Thoughts?

    Keithy · 25/03/2016 at 12:28

    Dea the better bet IMO, should make more cash than Howe

      Derek · 25/03/2016 at 15:30

      Dea. Howe not good JS.

        Blueth · 25/03/2016 at 15:48

        yeah but how is Dea's JS any better?

          Dan · 26/03/2016 at 01:15

          Cos Ess have a terrible list to choose from. Huge competition at Hawks for spots.

davo · 25/03/2016 at 12:00

Shiel and o. Mcdonald vs priddis and adams? Who would you choose?????

    Blueth · 25/03/2016 at 12:02

    Oscar McDonald? sure you dont mean tom?

    Keithy · 25/03/2016 at 12:26

    Priddis and Adams

    Chill · 25/03/2016 at 12:35

    Priddis and Adams

Nick · 25/03/2016 at 12:34

Best back men under 485k, already have Johannisen. Cheers

    Sam · 25/03/2016 at 12:40

    KK, Rich

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:11

    Jimmy!

Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 12:37

Guys, combo question…

Combo A – Rockliff (MID) and A.Hall (FWD)

Combo B – Pendlebury (MID) and De Goey (FWD)

Thoughts?

I still think it's probably premature on my part to take out Hall so quickly with Prestia coming back into the Suns for Rd 1… Hmm I dunno…

    Cliffy · 25/03/2016 at 12:38

    And Ablett coming back in

Sam · 25/03/2016 at 12:42

Loresch or Wyatt at R3?

    Ethan · 25/03/2016 at 13:27

    loresch, gold coast shouldn't have any friday night games

      Jess_coach · 25/03/2016 at 13:28

      Depends if you want to loophole ablett or pendelbury

Jack · 25/03/2016 at 12:57

Fyfe + Papley or Pendles + milera

Jess_coach · 25/03/2016 at 13:16

Who to play on ground? . Mcdtip, adams or brown (ess)

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:30

    I think I'll roll with AMT in Rd1 and see what happens Jess.

      Tret · 25/03/2016 at 13:33

      AMT should pull out a consistent 60 every week. Brown and Adams could have some big games but could also end up scoring 30. I'd go tippa.

        Jess_coach · 25/03/2016 at 13:36

        Yeah was leaning towards tip, thanks

          SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:39

          TBH I'm not sure it'll make a helluva difference either way but let's see.

          We can always adjust next week if necessary but he looks the most promising albeit based on a very small sample size.

mike · 25/03/2016 at 13:17

de goey and milera or lib and mccarthy?

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 13:26

    Lib and McCarthy.

    Libba will score more than De Goey and McCarthy should be to far behind Milera scoring wise.

REN · 25/03/2016 at 13:30

Is Aaron Hall a must have? Really wanted him in but the team lineups made me have to change my structure.

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:57

    Can't quite put him in that "must have" bucket like Barlow and Wells but I reckon he'd sure be nice to squeeze in if you can.

    Finished 2015 in a blaze of glory and then tore the NAB a new one. Perhaps some doubts long term once the Suns midfield cavalry arrive but worst case you could probably sideways him midseason to an ultra premo like Dusty or Lids at little cost.

    But I have a feeling he'll prove a season long keeper at F5/F6 come SC finals time myself.

      Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 14:21

      SCA you had Hall in your side did you take him out and for who?

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 14:30

        I definitely have him mate, only saying that for me he's not the absolute must have EVERY coach has to have like a Wells, Barlow or Mills. He'd be in the next category of "get in if you can" like Libba, Rocky and B.Crouch.

        Although Lekdog and others in the community probably disagree. And I must concede he's in all 3 of my fantasy sides so I guess I do consider him my own personal must have on some level, if that makes any sense ha ha.

Phil · 25/03/2016 at 13:31

Richmond were the highest scoring SC team last year with a massive 11 players averaging over 90. Carlton were the worst with a measly 3 over 90 (and one of those was 92). The league average is 6.
Richmond won the game, yet Carlton had the bigger scores….I'm thinking under Bolton, Carlton have a much more appealing SC scoring game plan. I'd be happy if I had a Simpson or Docherty in my team as I reckon a few of them might be underpriced.

Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 13:46

Who scores better B.Kennedy or Gresham?

    Phil · 25/03/2016 at 15:13

    I'm asking myself the same question. I reckon it's about the same. Kennedy slightly better job security so essentially you're paying 45k for that and DPP.

      Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 16:14

      Ive got both but not sure which on to bench and which one to put on field

Ur mum · 25/03/2016 at 13:46

I really hope a.hall burns everyone .

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 13:50

    I wouldn't count on it bud or you may just end up a very frustrated individual inside. 🙂

West · 25/03/2016 at 13:59

Im really considering Leuenberger.

Hes fit and ready to go. Has that fwd/ruc swing aswell.

    West · 25/03/2016 at 14:03

    Leuenberger and A Hall

    or

    Nic Nat and Milera

      medadsson · 25/03/2016 at 20:46

      Too risky taking Leuenberger. In the likely event he is injured who could you replace him with at that price (assuming you are using money saved on Leuenberger elsewhere). Not a punt I'd take with his track record.

John · 25/03/2016 at 14:02

Hey Guys,

Ablett, Libba and Sam Gray
OR
Parker, Wines, Greene

Thoughts?

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 14:04

    1

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 14:05

    Option 1 BIG TIME!

      John · 25/03/2016 at 14:10

      Cheers Tret and SC. Had 1 all along then had last minute doubts just needed someone to tell me to stop being crazy!

    Murray · 25/03/2016 at 14:14

    1

Vinny · 25/03/2016 at 14:03

Okay so for my defense downgraded Shaw to Bob Murphy. I couldn't downgarde Fyfe to a 550-580K Mid, because its Fyfe. Anyways I put B Kennedy in my forward line for Grimely and who can I change Hartley for. Already Have Dea, Mcd-Tip, Brown and adams. Is O. McDonald JS good ?? Is there any other options? I know I should of had Weitering, but couldnt fit him in cash wise.

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 14:14

    Yes you are kinda stuck on Hartley really as Weitering would've been the optimal option in hindsight.

    So the only choice now is to really hope he or Broad or Ruggles gets a game soon or…

    (and you probably don't want to hear this) the 'percentage play' I feel would be to restructure your side and upgrade Hartley to a keeper in defence by removing a keeper in either your guts or up forward.

      Vinny · 25/03/2016 at 14:34

      Ok thanks SC addict, I just cant go with the 'Percentage Play', it stuffs up the whole lot, but will stick it out with Hartley. My Def currently looks like this:

      Laird, KK, MacMillan, Dea, Brown, McD-Tip (Adams, Hartley)

      My defense has been changing all Pre-season and is the only line I have felt crap about. But its finally arrived, it SC season!

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 14:16

    Hartley for Adams

    Blueth · 25/03/2016 at 14:24

    Oscar poor JS and a poor scorer and costs too much…terrible option

    Abel · 25/03/2016 at 14:52

    Tom Lee (STK) may get a run

Murray · 25/03/2016 at 14:12

lonergen or Sheridan.?

Sam · 25/03/2016 at 14:29

Grehsam

Tipo · 25/03/2016 at 14:30

Mccarthy or Papley

Vinny · 25/03/2016 at 14:36

I am going with Gresham, only because I feel he has much better JS.

Michael · 25/03/2016 at 14:51

Hey community,
Conundrum time.
I have $820 000 for two defenders.
I'm tossing up between
Bartel / Sheridan or
Rosa / Hurn.
Thoughts? Any other options? Much appreciated.
Already have Laird, KK

    Tipo · 25/03/2016 at 14:56

    Shaw and a rookie

    Scyb · 25/03/2016 at 15:21

    I like Rosa. Ballsy move if you pull it off

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 15:32

    Suckling and BSmith

Lucas · 25/03/2016 at 15:05

Final Team

houli, laird, bartel, suckling, weitering, brown ( otten, tipungwuti)
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Hunter, M.Crouch, Liba, Mills, Oliver ( B.Kennedy, Gresham, Davis)
Blicavs, Kreuzer- hoping he comes good (Grimley)
Martin, Higgins, Barlow, Wells, Milera, Kerridge ( Menadue, Papley)

Thoughts?!!?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 15:15

    Yep Kreuuu would sting the morning after.

    Like the Hunter selection. Not sure about Higgo tho with no preseason as you are probably paying top dollar for him anyway but each to his own.

    However I believe you are much better served having Adams at D7 rather than Otten plus saves $30K.

    Good on you for having a crack with a few PODs although that doesn't always work out like last night.

    Are you a Doggies supporter by any chance?

      Lucas · 25/03/2016 at 15:32

      No, North Melbourne.
      Thanks for the help.

    SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 16:29

    How long you reckon you'll give Kreuzer to prove himself Lucas?
    I've got him to and debating whether to change him to Gawn/Nic Nat next week or hold out and maybe grab Sandilands

Alex · 25/03/2016 at 15:18

Dea and Dunkley

Or

Mills/Mcaffer and Hartley

Really need help community

    FootyFanatic · 25/03/2016 at 15:48

    Option one because Hartley isn't named for round 1. You should really try and squeeze mills in though

      SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 16:06

      Yes I reckon it's worth tweaking a premo down $50K-$100K rather than wear needless bench donuts myself but each coach must make their own call there.

      I'm going either Fyfe or Danger down to Jelwood to firm up my bench rookies.

        SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 16:21

        Keep Danger

          SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 16:33

          Tend to agree Crazy Chick.

          Danger is happy to be home, looks ready to explode and the Cats have a tasty draw although the best of that is during the SC finals admittedly.

          Fyfe has had an injury interrupted preseason, will carry a likely long term back issue, trailed away in the 2nd half of last season, likes to dabble with the MRP and some question marks over his role/position this season.

          I just hope he doesn't burn me early for not picking him but we all have to take risks somewhere I guess. And having a bench fully of dodgy rookies is one risk I don't want to take myslef.

            CoachDamo · 25/03/2016 at 16:40

            How's your team looking now Addict? Settled? I've been changing my mind since teams dropped last night.

            I'm thinking of leaving out fyfe too.

              SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 16:46

              Yes Fyfe to Jelwood is the only premo change I've made since I did my team reveal last weekend.

              I was also forced to pick Weitering despite my cash cow concerns after neither Broad, Hartley or Ruggles materialised and obviously glad now that I did after last night. 🙂

Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 15:21

Having second thoughts picking J.McGovern after his last season. Do we see he scoring increasing with some players returning in their backline this year? Are there any better options around the 400k-470k mark?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 15:29

    I would stay away from KPPs like the Governator although I realise some can actually work out well like Rance but that tends to be the exception. Can be very up and down and WCE have a much tougher draw than last season especially Rds 2-5 to start the season.

    Can you extend to Bartel at $470K?

      Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 15:35

      And his stats show that. Jimmy is in and out of my team. Very reluctant due to his tooth length but hes been so good for so long.

        Tret · 25/03/2016 at 15:49

        Bartel has said that hes one injury away from retirement. Would stay away. 18 games played at most IMO

          Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 15:52

          Damn if he said that himself that seals the deal I guess

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 16:13

            There's no ideal solution sub $500K mate. There are no Hall, Wells or De Goey bargains in the backline I'm afraid.

            Everyone has a question mark or two below that threshold in defence but I and about 40,000 other coaches will be rolling with Jimmy.

              Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 17:17

              Think there is more upside to Jimmy. Hes more than capable of averaging 95-100+ just begs the question whether his body will let him play 20+ games. Thats what trades are there for I guess.

                SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:38

                Exactly. It's the ole risk reward conundrum. I think we all wish there were more concrete answers in defence which is what we've been b1tching about and second guessing on all preseason long.

                Good luck in however you choose mate as all of us are probably going to need it in defence this season!

                  Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 20:24

                  The game will be won and lost in defence this year! All the best.

    Blueth · 25/03/2016 at 15:46

    Hurn will benefit most from McKenzie's return, lock him in

      Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 15:51

      Like the Hurn pick had him a couple years ago. Will heavily consider.

        Kev · 25/03/2016 at 16:00

        100+ in both nab games he played, picked up 13 and 16 possies in each. Effective. More of a swingman than a KPP

          Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:04

          I have him at D2. Should be in for a 85+ year but Im bloody scared

            Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 16:06

            Gees D2 is a bloody huge risk, what does the rest of your defense look like?

              Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:16

              Youre gonna think im mad but here it goes…

              Shaw, Hurn, Harwood, Weitering, Dea and Adams with brown and tippa on the bench.

              Im going big in the other lines where the points are scored. I think if Harwood stays fit he'll give me an 80 average at least and Weitering showed last night that he can hold his spot. Its a bloody big risk but i reckon I have a sneaky chance of not quitting in round 3 and ending up with a decent squad haha

                Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 17:13

                Takes some serious plums. Hope it pays of for you!

                  Tret · 25/03/2016 at 17:40

                  Cheers LuviBoy! Good luck to you too mate

          Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 16:08

          Am aware, was helped out by 3 goals against Essendon. Do we see him playing the tall rebounding defender role this year?

JDP · 25/03/2016 at 15:47

Would really appreciate some thoughts:
Laird & Rich
Or
KK & Jimmy

Cheers

    Kev · 25/03/2016 at 16:00

    1

    @footy_bec · 25/03/2016 at 16:02

    2

      helpful · 25/03/2016 at 17:33

      3

SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 15:51

Having mega anxiety over my starting team and would love some feedback please!

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Johannison, McKenzie, Weitering, Dea (Adams, Ruggles)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Mitchell, Shiel, B.Crouch, Mills, Menadue, Kerridge (Gresham, Dunkley, R.Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Kreuzer (Chol)
FWD: Barlow, Lynch, LeCras, Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, (Milera, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

$108,200 Remaining

Panicked before last night's game and wish I'd put KERRIDGE and MENADUE in FWD.

Brain Fail also putting KREUZER in and wanting to change him ASAP…
SANDILANDS, GAWN or NIC NAT.

Also didn't think through putting CHOL in but happy to live with that.

Can't bring myself to put in Fyfe with his injuries, already feel like I'm taking a risk with Ablett.

Was also tossing up between JOHANNISON, SHERIDAN or BOTH.

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:01

    Would give Kreuzer at least one more week before making the switch as prices don't change until Rd3 anyway. And definitely don't go Sandi as he's turning 34 later this year. Pick Nic Nat, Gawn or Martin if you do wish to give Kreuzer the ole heave ho.

    I also think the Eagles could struggle early with a much tougher draw than they had last season so I'd be a little hesitant spending the coin on Lecca. Greene looks a better value option for a lot of coaches and many expect GWS to shoot up into finals contention this season.

    Would also swap out Ruggles at D8 and bring in Brown (ESS) as he should have fairly decent JS even if his cash potential may not be that amazing.

      SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 17:12

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

      I was going to swap Ruggles for McCarthy through a DPP but thought I should save money for Sandi.. No need now 🙂

      McCarthy seems like a better choice to bring into the team than Brown yeah?

      Also, would love your opinion on my decision to avoid Rockliff, Fyfe and KK from my starting lineup, due to their injury concerns?..

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:24

        Yep McCarthy at F8 with AMT swinging to D8 would also work well.

        I definitely wouldn't be too worried about Rocky's or KK's niggles as they seem fairly minor and most players get something like that during the course of a season like hammy tightness or calf soreness. I personally think Rocky is too attractively priced to pass up but that's just my opinion.

        Fyfe seems fully fit right now but he did have a back injury being a bulging disc back in December. It's certainly one of those things that could flare up during the season and have to be managed but he could also be right and play 22 games so it's hard to know either way.

        There are a few other question marks around him that could be seen collectively as a reason to pass on him but we can't deny he is a top 3 player in the game. So he could badly burn the doubters like me for not starting with him just like Rocky, Danger and Gaz can too.

Mister_Spock · 25/03/2016 at 15:51

I currently have Grimley and Wyatt setup as my Ruck / Fwd swing options, but both are not playing.

Am I better off ditching one, and get a scoring rookie in the forward line?

Mister_Spock · 25/03/2016 at 15:55

Also:

What is everyone's thoughts on the two Toms from St Kilda (Tom Lee and Tom Curren)? Haven't heard their names mentioned much at all during the preseason, but both named on extended Saints squad.

Both only played the one NAB game.

Tom Lee – DEF – $123,900 – NAB Ave = 73 (0,70 ppm) – Age = 25

Tom Curren – FWD – $192,100 – NAB Ave = 87 (1.05 ppm) – Age = 23

REN · 25/03/2016 at 15:56

Papley or Mitch McGovern?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 16:24

    McGovern as Swans have 3 or 4 regulars coming back in the next 2 or 3 weeks so a real risk that Papley gets stranded on 1 or 2 games.

    Not sure McGovern's JS is uber awesome either but surely it has to be better than Papley's.

      Swans2012 · 25/03/2016 at 21:21

      Agree, I'd dodge papley but you never do know

TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 16:15

Goldy and wines or fyfe and nic nat?

Trying to find some cash to bolster def line.

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:20

    Whos your other ruck and what position would Wines be if you were to choose him?

    Id probably be picking Fyfe and NicNat. Maybe consider Parker if you favour the first option

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 16:37

      Gawn is my other ruck, wines would b m5.

Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:27

Could someone tell me Wayne Milera's scores during NAB or where to find them? Cheers!

    tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 16:34

    Go to afl.com.au and go to the fixtures and results link. Then choose 2016 NAB challenge results.
    Cheers

      tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 16:36

      Its only fantasy scores, but it will give you some indication.

        Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:36

        Cheers Tophawk!

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:08

    Yeah mate BVC has you covered – just go here:

    http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/2016/03/14/nab-cha

Cyril is delicious · 25/03/2016 at 16:29

Papley or McGovern? Feel like Papley has lower JS. Cheers

Confused · 25/03/2016 at 16:30

D2
Currently have Laird but thinking KK.
Thoughts?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:10

    Stay the course – I have Laird at D1 and am extremely comfortable with that decision as I am with Simpson at D2. The kid's a bull!

      Swans2012 · 25/03/2016 at 22:42

      I seem to keep agreeing with you addict, but I agree, laird = gun

    SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 17:15

    I have Laid and happy with that selection. Can't stop wanting to fit KK in also but worried about his body

REN · 25/03/2016 at 16:31

Ben Kennedy and Papley

or

Milera and Mitch McGovern

Daniel · 25/03/2016 at 16:36

Sheil/Selwood, B. Crouch and M. Lobbe

OR

Pendles, S. Martin and G. Hewett

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:38

    2. Depends on where you have Hewett though. If you have to field him because you dont have Mills, Gresham, Kennedy, etc than maybe 1.

Daniel · 25/03/2016 at 16:42

Trent McKenzie + some extra $$$ or Yeo??

    Scyb · 25/03/2016 at 16:46

    yeo

Matt · 25/03/2016 at 16:49

Should I hold Petrecca or Keays? Don't trust Dunklys js at all and I can't get a more expensive rookie.

Also is there a 102k fwd rookie worth getting other than tippa?

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 16:53

    Could look at Papley for 109k but he doesnt have great JS either.

    Probably look to get rid of Petracca and Keays as its better to have someone playing. If you had to keep one, Id be keeping Petracca purely for the mid/fwd swing. He should play in a few weeks also.

      Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 17:01

      Petracca will save you a trade to

        Tret · 25/03/2016 at 17:03

        Miss out on cash generation though

          Matt · 25/03/2016 at 17:17

          I can't see any rookies around that price playing enough to generate cash anyway so I think i will hold petracca cause he will play soon and consistently

          derek · 25/03/2016 at 20:51

          trades are very important.

          i started with Krakour last year, was a good move.

          i did also start with HGodard, he didn't play until round 16. can work both ways.

          we forget how important and valuable trades can be.

            Chill · 25/03/2016 at 22:47

            Totally agree Derek. No point jumping on rookies who will play 1 or 2 games and the get dropped which I think will happen with hewett and dunkley. I saw good thing from Petracca and Keays so I'm holding them on the bench. Still have cover in my other playing rookies and won't burn trades bringing them in. I don't think I'll lose out in the cash generation because the other rookies won't be making anyone any cash. Just a thought.

Mitchell · 25/03/2016 at 16:53

Got shaw and laird as my d1 and d2
Who would everyone suggest as d3?
Bartel, KK, JJ or even Rich?

    Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 20:29

    After much thought Ive locked in Bartel as my D3 personally. I do fancy the KK pick as many have jumped off him now.

Daniel · 25/03/2016 at 17:02

T.Rockliff or A.Gaff or C. Ward

West · 25/03/2016 at 17:05

Josh Dunkley been named to play on Sunday.

Do I pick him or Hewett?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 17:31

    It comes down to who has the best JS,maybe Dunkley as Swans have a few to come back, I have Dunks atm ???

      Matt · 25/03/2016 at 17:44

      I think dunkley will get pushed out by lin jong and/or hrovat very soon

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 17:49

    It's a tough one as both have ultra dodgy JS I feel. The thing that makes it so tough is that they both have decent fantasy producing potential I reckon as otherwise I wouldn't bother at all.

    I'm sorry but Addicts is just as undecided here guys. Both Petracca and Trengove also performed well in the Dee's intraclub today to further complicate matters.

      Northernsoul74 · 25/03/2016 at 18:03

      Tough one. Even though Petracca played very well the Demons seem to be insisting he plays a solid 4 weeks VFL.
      Lots of competition at the Dogs but Dunkley must have shown something as Bevo doesn't just hand starts out.

        Dan · 26/03/2016 at 01:03

        Agreed! Must have impressed Bevo.

battlewolf87 · 25/03/2016 at 17:22

m3/m4 sidebottom or steven?

    Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 20:31

    The man of Steele for me. Maybe its because Im a Collingwood supporter, but I think Sidey will be looking to bounce back this year and avg 115 after his somewhat broken 2015.

Tipo · 25/03/2016 at 17:40

Is Shaw still a solid option?

    Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 20:05

    Yes. Gun

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 20:33

    I see him more as a luxury than a must have. I'd rather have Goldy as my luxury player instead.

    Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 20:33

    Always has been a solid option and always will be.

gator59 · 25/03/2016 at 17:53

Having bloody nightmares,, Could someone pinch me and tell me if it's ok to have Libba and M.Crouch as M6&7

Need some advice please!!

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:02

    Plenty of coaches have that configuration with Libba and a Crouch brother at M6/M7 although most have Brad like I do.

    So in the words of Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers:

    R-E-L-A-X ! ! !

      gator59 · 25/03/2016 at 18:09

      I think i'm just freaking out 'cause of so many in the midfield coming back from injury

        CoachDamo · 25/03/2016 at 18:38

        I've got libba and brad crouch at 7 and 8. I can't make up my mind with premos either…fyfe and gaz are giving me a headache!

          gator59 · 25/03/2016 at 19:30

          I'm taking a punt on both of them Coach Damo..

          Scyb · 25/03/2016 at 21:03

          If you dont have gaz, you might as well not play this year

CarlaShirley · 25/03/2016 at 18:01

Please inform me what rookies that were solid options turned sour ?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:07

    If you are talking about this season Hartley, Ruggles, Broad, Gore, Keays, Grimley all disappeared although obviously none were really that solid to begin with. Mathieson looked rock solid up until he got injured.

    Petracca and Trengove will soon get senior games but it's just a case of when.

      CarlaShirley · 25/03/2016 at 18:11

      Okay thank you Addict
      What do you reckon I do with Keays Grimley and Hartley?

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:21

        I'd move both Keays and Hartley on as who knows when they might get a game. It's not like they are the next superstars in waiting like a Petracca. You could roll the dice on Dunkley or Hewett who WILL play on the weekend but their JS is nothing to write home about or so it would seem. Or you could spend more on a Kennedy, Oliver or McCaffer type who will get games each week.

        Some may take a risk on Petracca and hope he plays soon but that is fraught with risk and he's probably a better downgrade target instead anyway.

        As far as defence goes you need to ensure you have Dea, AMT, Brown (ESS) and Adams who are all playing this weekend. Hopefully you got in on the ground floor on Weitering last night or you could look at trading him in, in a couple of weeks before the prices go up.

        Grimley you could keep at R3 and hope he gets games for ruck cover although many coaches are going with a more optimised cheaper captain's loophole option like Loersch or Wyatt like I am.

Luke · 25/03/2016 at 18:13

Best option at D3:
Rich, Yeo, Smith or McGovern.
I have had McGovern most of the pre-season but going cold on him being key position player. Shaw and laird are d1&d2. Can't afford bartel

    tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 19:35

    I reckon Rich out of those 3. Johanissen could be another one to consider. Mc Govern did look good until I saw him lining up in the forward line.

    Bowski · 25/03/2016 at 19:47

    Rich

    Luke · 25/03/2016 at 19:58

    I am going to go with Rich. Only ever averaged under 80 once in his career when he averaged 78. Seems to be looking to spend more time in mids, hoping he can get back to that 85-90 average of 2011,2012 and 2013.

Shake n bake · 25/03/2016 at 18:16

Hewitt or Dunkley I'm goin with 1. I want the 1 with best JS. I know both probably don't but if 1 does, who?

    @footy_bec · 25/03/2016 at 18:25

    Hewett

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:32

    No one knows, probably even their own coaches don't know ha ha.

    You'd think both will have to play out of their skins to hold their spots with the talent in waiting. Swans have Richards, McGlynn, Reid and McVeigh all to come back in the next 1-2 weeks so someone will have to make way.

      Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:37

      Richards and McVeigh could be eliminated as they could forseeably take Talia and Zac Jones positions.

        SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 01:12

        You could be right Dan but Swans have a number of versatile players including Reid, McVeigh and McGlynn so who knows how they will reshuffle the deckchairs exactly but these guys will come back in for sure.

        I agree with you that Talia is definitely on the fringe and will most likely go when Teddy returns but Horse seems pretty keen on Jones (who was a fairly high draft pick at 15th) so I think he is ahead of a few when it comes to the ole chopping block.

    Shake n bake · 25/03/2016 at 18:38

    True but if you took 1 of them SCaddict it sounds like you would lean to Dunkley?

      SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:47

      Perhaps if pressed but Jong and Hrovat are breathing down his neck too and Dickson is now back from his injury so Dunkley could easily get stranded on 1 or 2 games too.

      But maybe his situation is ever so slightly better than Hewett's with 4 Swans guns due to return soon.

        Fev · 25/03/2016 at 19:19

        I heard Petracca killed it in the VFL is he a chance to play next round? If so he'd be a better option then both of them

          Grahame Lebroy · 25/03/2016 at 19:29

          Not sure if it was a VFL match or Casey Intra club but it was said he was best player on ground by a fair margin

          SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 19:39

          Consensus seems to be that he could play a month in the VFL but I doubt that is set in stone.

          So he could play senior footy next week for all we know. I'm going to start without Petracca myself but I can understand coaches who do.

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:35

    My exact dilemma. It would be a ballsy move to go Petracca, esp with Oliver picked and Brayshaw due back…and Trengove building match fitness.
    Hewitt did perform well in 2 nab games, Dunkley only 1.
    Toss a coin.

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:40

    Beveridge not the kind of coach to just give games either. If Dunkley impresses, Jong or Hrovat may not just waltz back in.

Cam · 25/03/2016 at 18:20

Anyone got an inside word whether or not Menzel will be playing Monday?

REN · 25/03/2016 at 18:36

At D1 and D2, should I…

Pick Shaw and Hurn/Smith/JJ

or

Pick Laird and Josh Gibson/McDonald/Bartel/KK

    KKP · 25/03/2016 at 18:48

    Shaw is a gun – you will end up getting him anyway.
    So I reckon option 1 with Hurn – he leads from the front.

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:31

    I went Shaw, KK. So I'd prob go Laird and KK and hope Shaw drops and you have say a Dea for a early upgrade chance. Gibson may find himself on big fwds too much with Lake gone…I wouldn't risk it.

CoachDamo · 25/03/2016 at 18:39

Is anyone going with ruck cover in the forward line? Considering Sinclair just in case.

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 19:05

    It's something to consider especially if one of your starting rucks is not of the ultra durable variety like say a Gawn or Mummy.

    Just not sure either Tippett or Sinclair will prove the most optimal forward options though.

    Leeds17 · 25/03/2016 at 19:11

    Toyed with the idea of Nicholls with Currie bench cover but didnt like it it in the end, then toyed with Mumford with Lobb at F4-5 & it could work but just too risky as Lobb just wont average enough to be worth it when Mummy players.

    Can see Sinclair averaging 70-80 but dont think thats enough

SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 18:40

Alright, let's see what people think of my amended team:

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Johannison, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Brown, McDonald-Tipunguti)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Mitchell, Shiel, Rockliff, Libatore, Menadue, Kerridge (Mills, Gresham, R.Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Kreuzer (Chol)
FWD: Barlow, Lynch, Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, Milera (McCarthy, McGovern)

$95,600 Remaining

Will have to have Mills on the bench this week due to lockout but can use Lib as a loophole if he doesn't get up at the last minute.

ANY FEEDBACK GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Will post my pre-adjusted side as comment for comparison

    SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 18:43

    DEF: Shaw, Laird, Johannison, McKenzie, Weitering, Dea (Adams, Ruggles)
    MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Mitchell, Shiel, B.Crouch, Mills, Menadue, Kerridge (Gresham, Dunkley, R.Davis)
    RUC: Goldstein, Kreuzer (Chol)
    FWD: Barlow, Lynch, LeCras, Hall, D.Wells, B.Kennedy, (Milera, McDonald-Tipungwuti)

    $108,200 Remained with view to upgrade KREUZER early if necessary

      tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 19:20

      Your second team looks a lot better. You have some nice PODS in your midfield. I am also super wary of starting players with injury niggles. I have started with Fyfe and Rocky instead of Ablett! Gazza still really worries me with his overall fitness and at as he is not getting any younger. (32 years old now I think) I know Gaz is a superstar and IF all year will fit will average 115+. What about some younger guns like Ollie Wines, Patrick Cripps or Callan Ward? These guys young, injury free and can easily average 110+. I have gone with Callan Ward instead of Gaz. Its just a peace of mind thing for me.

      According to sources here in WA, Fyfe's back injury is old news and Rocky's hammy tightness has completely disappeared. He never tore it in any case and was therefore super minor. He is raring to go against West Coast.

      I am not too sure on Lynch or Le Cras in your forward line but who knows both could turn out to be master picks!!

      Very good team though. Good luck!

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 18:44

    Kruezer???

      SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 18:48

      Yeah I know… Massive regret but have the cash to upgrade next week if Nic Nat/Gawn etc. post. Irresistible scores

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 18:53

    Yes looks much better SCCC especially on the rookie front.

    Plus you have $100K available to potentially fix up Kreuzer in another week or two should you feel you still need to.

    Nice job!

      SC_Crazy_Chick · 25/03/2016 at 19:03

      Thanks SCaddict!

      Just hope I can play everything right now to beat my boss this year… Lost by 4 points in the GF last year and I haven't lived it down!

      Is JJ a good pick to start or should I be going Hurn or Sheridan? (Or someone else) I think I'm pretty happy with seeing how he goes..

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 19:13

        There's a risk that JJ could prove a Feb Flyer but I only see him improving over last season. It's just a case of whether he can crack that top 10 defender barrier or at least prove a season long keeper.

        But I like him a little better than Hurn although Sheridan could also prove a good pick too as he seems another to be trending in the right direction. So if you could really make good use of the $60K savings elsewhere you could consider Sheridan instead, otherwise just keep it like it is.

        Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 19:13

        Yes get Libba in he's a very under priced premo! You cant lose!

Help · 25/03/2016 at 18:44

I'm thinking Wines instead of the popular pick of Rocky.
Am I crazy?

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 18:45

    nope

    tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 19:01

    Not really. Wines is also very nicely priced and has an excellent early season draw. He is young and we all know what a talented kid he is. Seems to be fully fit after last year's unlucky run of injuries. Could be a very solid pick.

    Shake n bake · 25/03/2016 at 22:14

    I went for Shiel instead of Rocky

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:26

    No. I have both.

Connor · 25/03/2016 at 19:04

Does anyone know where I can find which teams have the easiest/hardest draws? For example, I have read Port Adelaide have the third easiest draw…

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 19:26

    I know Fox Footy compiled one which they believed was objective which is a load of hogwash as it's really a subjective thing. It just means they chose particular criteria to measure it against which I think was largely dependent on the W/L totals last year of their opposition this year.

    But obviously plenty of things change in a new season. GWS, Cats and Suns should be much better with either key inclusions or players coming back from injury. Essendon will be even weaker than they were last season and maybe the Hawks too with all their challenges. Plus you need to look at which games are where, 6 day breaks and all that.

    But there's no doubting the Crows have one of the worst draws and Cats and Port one of the better ones.

      Derek · 25/03/2016 at 19:40

      I did a whole spreadsheet on it and posted it here. I'll find it and post again

        derek · 25/03/2016 at 20:59

        I spent the weekend doing a Team tracker spreadsheet, for the first 10 weeks at least. By week 10, most teams will be close to set.

        I took into consideration, home or away, interstate travel, where opposition finished on ladder last year, Teams with only 5 day breaks, Corresponding game result last year, and also factored in where i think they will finish this year and came up with a game ranking out of a possible 10. (although there was 1 game where where a team scored 11/10).

        A high ranking will indicate a high likelihood of victory. How this converts to Supercoach points will depend on the each team, but it is a good starting point.

        I can't post the spreadsheet, but i will tray and show the results below.

        There were some significant findings………vv

          derek · 25/03/2016 at 20:59

          Each Game max points is 10 (although there is no certainly in football).

          I will show first, each team's score for the whole 10 games (Score will be out of 100), ranked in order.

          I will then break this into the first 5 games and the second 5 games. I thought this would be significant to indicate possible cash-cows and good times to buy and sell certain players.

          TOTAL/100

          POR 70
          GEE 67
          HAW 64
          NOR 63
          WBD 63
          MEL 61
          SWA 60
          FRE 60
          RIC 59
          WCE 58
          GCS 56
          GWS 55
          COL 55
          STK 54
          BRI 49
          CAR 49
          ESS 48
          ADE 48

            derek · 25/03/2016 at 20:59

            Split into the first 5 weeks, results were

            FIRST 5 WEEKS/50

            POR 39
            WBD 35
            HAW 34
            NOR 33
            GCS 33
            SWA 33
            RIC 32
            GEE 31
            COL 29
            MEL 28
            FRE 28
            GWS 28
            STK 26
            ESS 25
            WCE 23
            ADE 20
            CAR 19
            BRI 19

              derek · 25/03/2016 at 21:00

              Weeks 6-10, results were as follows:

              SECOND 5 WEEKS/50

              GEE 36
              WCE 35
              MEL 33
              FRE 32
              POR 31
              NOR 30
              HAW 30
              CAR 30
              BRI 30
              WBD 28
              STK 28
              ADE 28
              RIC 27
              SWA 27
              GWS 27
              COL 26
              GCS 23
              ESS 23

                Tret · 25/03/2016 at 21:03

                legend

                  'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 21:28

                  Excellent work Derek, cheers & best of luck mate

                Connor · 25/03/2016 at 22:38

                Cheers mate, this is very helpful, looking at both Wines and Gray over others as I know they have a very easy draw first up

FootyFanatic · 25/03/2016 at 19:26

Given the rookie situation we are in, do people still see it as a waste of $$$ to have an expensive rookie like Milera on the bench?

    Vindude · 25/03/2016 at 19:36

    I would rather have B Kennedy for around 13k more. He's more value i reckon as he will play in the Guts and JS is pretty good too!

      FootyFanatic · 25/03/2016 at 20:26

      Already got him, I was wondering on the communities thoughts of having an expensive rookie on the bench as opposed to a cheaper one like Papley who has poor JS.

        Phil · 25/03/2016 at 21:34

        I don't think Milera has better JS than Papley, only better scoring potential. Loads of small forwards on Adelaides list, not many on Sydney's.

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:56

    I may have Kennedy on bench over the weekend tossing up him or McCarthy on field, Am also sitting with Gresham on my bench currently as well.

    As long as they play im happy to fork out the coin.

Vindude · 25/03/2016 at 19:35

Guys, do you think Kaiden Brand is a good def option Rookie? Now that Hartley is not named. I already have Dea, Weiters & M.Adams as the other rookies and AMT in the fwd line. Thoughts appreciated. Thanks Community.

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 20:19

    Its hard to say he plays for hawthorn so if he gets 1 game he may never get on again?

Mark · 25/03/2016 at 19:40

Thoughts on Jack Viney as a POD option?

    tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 20:06

    Potentially a really good one! Below 500 K as well. He is young and his preseason form has been very solid. Could well break out to average around 100-105 this season. His average last year was already very strong at around 92. Well worth a look. Cheers

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:25

    Only thing I'm worried about is he is in a weak team. Otherwise I think you're spot on.

tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 20:00

Hi community,

Which is the best selection out of these 5 and why?
Trent Mc Kenzie, Tom Cutler, Ryan Harwood, Nathan Wilson or Daniel Howe?

Cheers

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 20:12

    Ryan Harwood and Trent McKenzie have proven that they can be 80+ players but I still dont think McKenzie is a great option. Is he even best 22? Too risky for mine.

    Nathan Wilson and Daniel Howe both look like good options who could average 70-80 but could be traps. Would rather Weitering or Dea for less cash.

    I think Harwood and Cutler are the best options. Pearce Hanley has been working with Cutler all preseason and reckons hes in for a big year. I still have my doubts on him as he hasnt really shown any signs of justifying his price but he did have 2 good NAB games scoring in the 80-100 range.

    I currently have Harwood in my side. He has proven that he can score 80+ (even with injury effected scores) and if he stays on the park this year I reckon hes a sneaky chance of averaging 85+

      SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 20:31

      Nice summary Tret.

      tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 21:52

      Thanks Tret!

      U got me thinking here.

      Mc Kenzie is in the best 22. Has been named and will start unless a late change(s).

      I also really like Cutler. Just a gut thing I guess. His pre season form could not go unnoticed.

      Harwood has had a bit of an injury history which worries me.

      Decisions decisions…

      Cheers mate

      Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:20

      Agree Howe could be unwise in a solid Hawks team. He looks a great future SC player but may not have the JS.

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 20:14

    All are very skeptical and would be better off going rookie. Wouldn't touch any of them that's why!

Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 20:01

Ben Kennedy or Clayton Oliver???

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 20:15

    Really thats easy

      Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 21:23

      I'm not so sure, both were named on an extended bench originally. Kennedy might not have the job security people think.

        'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 21:56

        Both are confirmed on the bench and I have both in my team starting

          Steeeve · 26/03/2016 at 00:21

          Yeah I think Kennedy is better value and should be a good cash cow. But think Oliver has better JS

Luke · 25/03/2016 at 20:06

Am i crazy to be considering JPK over Ablett at M4? Doesnt miss many games, scored 5th most points out of all mids last year.

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 20:11

    Not really but I think i might go with Ablett…..if he gets injured or suck balls in first 3 round you can go down to JPK?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 20:16

    Nothing wrong with JPK as he's been an elite SC player for years but we're talking about Gaz here.

    If he's truly healthy and ready to roll, as he would have us believe, he will likely severely punish all those heathens who don't pick him like Jock.

    One thing for sure the entire football and fantasy world will be tuning in this Saturday arvo to see whether it's a triumphant Return of The King or a Towering Inferno disaster. 🙂

      Scyb · 25/03/2016 at 20:59

      I think Jock should start recording his upcoming podcast already.

      It will go along the lines of 'Dear Gary, I am sorry….'

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 21:13

        I just hope his TV doesn't cop a flying shoe George W Bush style or he burns down the bungalow in a fit of pique or something.

        Gold Rush · 26/03/2016 at 12:31

        Reckon he is going to start by bawling his eye's out, reckon Jock is the only bloke I know that just tore himself a new one.

      Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:52

      Please Please Please be the Triumphant Return of The King!

Ryan · 25/03/2016 at 20:19

Would really appreciate thoughts guys?

DEF: Shaw Houli Laird Lonergan Dea Brown (Adams AMT)
MID: Fyfe Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Liberatore B. Crouch Mills Gresham (Hewett Dunkley Davis)
RUCK: Goldstein Gawn (Loersch)
FWD: Martin Hall De Goey Menzel Wells Kerridge (Kennedy, Menadue)

Few midpricers as I'm not convinced with the rookies.

Locked and Loaded · 25/03/2016 at 20:20

Invest a little more in the rookies with better JS and ones that all-around better players. Oliver, Gresham, Mills. Ultra premos that are value i.e. Selwood, Wines, Sloane will allow you to invest money in the better rookies.

Sully321 · 25/03/2016 at 20:43

Hewett, Gresham or Dunkley? Any of them have a chance to out score Clayton Oliver in the year? If that's the case I'd play on of them on the field and save cash
Also is it worth taking out mason cox and putting in either papley, McCarthy or McGovern. And if so which one should I bring in?

    Steeeve · 25/03/2016 at 21:21

    Gresham has best js

      Sully321 · 25/03/2016 at 21:28

      If I brought in both hewett and Gresham and took out Oliver I would be able to afford Goldstein only downside to that is I have to play Davis or one of those two at m8

Frank · 25/03/2016 at 20:53

Gawn and Gresham

OR

S, Martin and Hewett?

Francis · 25/03/2016 at 21:03

Oliver or Parish? Are they worth it? Thinking of paying the extra $$ to get one of them instead of a Dunkley/Hewett who I think have bad JS. Thanks

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 21:17

    Oliver is probably worth having on field but debatable whether you could have him on the bench as that's a lot of cash tied up there. Crowley is another similar.

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:51

    Id just be going Hewett. To much coin for Oliver

Adsy · 25/03/2016 at 21:35

Hi guys,

I think I've settled on my team finally. Let us know if there is anyone I might have missed/should have out… (7,800 $ left)

DEF: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weitering, Dea, M.Brown (Adams, Tippa)
MID: Danger, Hannebery, R.Gray, Rockliff, Wines, Libba, Mills, Menadue (Hewett, Dunkley, Davis)
RUC: Goldstein, Gawn (Grimley)
FWD: Barlow, S.Gray, Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, M.McGovern)

I'm staying clear of Fyfe and Ablett until I've got some more info into the season. Hopefully a slow start to bring their prices down but we'll see. Rookies are doing my head in, but this group fits in with my current structure. I had Priddis at M3 but changed today to accommodate McCarthy up forward. Had Nic Nat at R2 in a similar situation to Priddis but down to Gawn for extra $$. I don't like the JS of Hewett and Dunkley in the mids, but don't have enough coin to put in a Gresham who I'd prefer.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 21:38

Ok back to defence. Just wanna get this sorted. Got a few options. R the community going with a rook on field or have 6 weekly starters not really relying on selection?

Current def: M Boyd, laird, lonegran, weitering, dea, adams. (Amt, hartley) fwd dpp brown (not keen on his cash generation)
Did have lee instead of hartley but see he didn't make the cut.

Choices

1. run with this with a rookie on field.

2. Downgrade hartley to ruggles hoping to be upgraded (chance?) and upgrade brown to mccarthy. Still a rook on field but better option in fwd line.

2a. Downgrade lonegran to wilson, cutler etc and upgrade brown to mccarthy. Still got a rook on field in def.

3. Downgrade fyfe to hannas/pendles/priddus use extra cash to upgrade brown to mccarthy or mileria. What do we think of fyfe? Worth the cash or do we think one of the others will go just as well. Still a rook on field.

4. Downgrade boyd to jj and upgrade hartley to wilson. Gives 6 pretty solid options on field with adams and ruggles on bench and amt dpp in fwd line. How do we think wilson will go and is jj and wilson better than boyd and a rook?

5. Downgrade fyfe to adams/wines upgrade hartley to wilson.

Really like boyd but may have to chop to strengthen and build a reliable def.

Over to the experts the community, what do we think?

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 21:41

    Do what ever makes you feel best

      Tret · 25/03/2016 at 21:50

      Shouldnt Brown be in your defence?

      If I had to choose, Id probably go with option 1 or 3.

      I like the Boyd pick btw. Reckon he'll go massive over the first 8 weeks when they play at etihad. Seems to love it there.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 21:56

        Thanks thats why i am big on boyd, loves playing under the roof

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:02

    I would replace Hartley with Brown, trade in McCarthy to F7 and probably play AMT at D6 this weekend.

    So if option 3 is required to do this then that's what I would do.

    I myself am downsizing Fyfe to either Jelwood or Pendles to fix up some of my own rookie bench issues.

    tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 23:15

    Go to bed and have snooze.

    Tomorrow is a new day with tough decisions to make!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 23:31

      That's the best advice I've had all day, will check back in 2mrw. 🙂

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:15

    I'm looking at Boyd for upgrade. He is super consistent. His scores barely fluctuate much.

    Shake n bake · 26/03/2016 at 11:37

    I went Fyfe to Gray needed the coin but also went for a player l always wanted & think hell be a top 8 mid.

Vicwa · 25/03/2016 at 21:42

Thoughts please community tearing my hair out trying to finish
Backs
Shaw laird Gibson Mckenzie weitering dea (brown Adams)
Mids
Fyfe danger pendles rocky hall libba b crouch mills (Gresham dunkly Davis)
Rucks
Nic nat smith (grimly)
Forwards
Dusty Barlow wells menadue kerrige milera (McCarthy McDonald)
Left with a war chest of $150k

    Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 21:55

    Ok whats you structure? I have 2 see ur team?

      Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 21:56

      Meaning you rooks too

        Vicwa · 25/03/2016 at 21:58

        Backs
        Shaw laird Gibson Mckenzie weitering dea (brown Adams)
        Mids
        Fyfe danger pendles rocky hall libba b crouch mills (Gresham dunkly Davis)
        Rucks
        Nic nat smith (grimly)
        Forwards
        Dusty Barlow wells menadue kerrige milera (McCarthy McDonald)
        Left with a war chest of $150k

        Vicwa · 25/03/2016 at 22:22

        Sorry not sure if my reply worked
        Backs
        Shaw laird Gibson Mckenzie weitering dea (brown Adams)
        Mids
        Fyfe danger pendles rocky hall libba b crouch mills (Gresham dunkly Davis)
        Rucks
        Nic nat smith (grimly)
        Forwards
        Dusty Barlow wells menadue kerrige milera (McCarthy McDonald)
        Left with a war chest of $150k

Steven · 25/03/2016 at 21:48

Downgrade Oliver to Hewett or Gresham so I can upgrade Nic nat or Gawn to Goldstein. Only issue is ill have to play hewett, Gresham, or Davis on the field.
Also what fwd under 150k should I put on the bench? I've already got kerridge, Adams, McDonald-tipungwuti and brown.
Thoughts???

Johny · 25/03/2016 at 21:56

Defenders- Laird, KK, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Brown (Hartley, Adams)
Midfielders- Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Rocky, Lib, B Crouch, Mills (Hewett, Gore, Davis)
Ruck- Nic Nat, Gawn (Grimley)
Forwards- Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (B Kennedy, AMT)
14600 in the bank

I am stuck with hartley and gore and looking for a way to remove them since they are not playing.
People suggested gore to dunkley then amt in the backline and bring in mccarthy however i am 1k off that option :(.
I may have to downgrade priddis to a wines sort of player.
Really any suggestions are greatly appreciated as i am in a big hole and need help climbing out.

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 22:12

    AMT to defence.
    Grimley to Wyatt and gore to gresham

      Johny · 25/03/2016 at 22:18

      in this i assume u mean for me to bring in mccarthy also? and you think gresham is better than dunkley

      Johny · 25/03/2016 at 22:19

      also doesnt this leave my ruck exposed assuming grimly plays in a few weeks

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 22:24

        Not sure when we can count on Grimley playing and will probably be a fairly low scorer even if he does.

        So most coaches are abandoning him at this point.

          Johny · 26/03/2016 at 00:18

          i can bring in cox? i think that might be better cause im only 1k off. any better ruck rookies than cox?

          Johny · 26/03/2016 at 00:24

          even if i get the lowest costing ruckman i cant get mccarthy and gresham. so which rookies would you recommend?

            SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 00:31

            I'd go with McCarthy for sure and also take a chance on Dunkley as it could work out well if he can hold his spot. Gresham's JS isn't a lock anyway although probably a little better than Dunkley's. Not sure he'd be an awesome cow too as his scoring was pretty limited from what we saw in the NAB.

            And yes Cox is fine although can't see him playing any time soon either so Loersch or Wyatt would work too if you need the cash.

              Johny · 26/03/2016 at 00:34

              dont really need the cash so might stick with cox. i was thinking dunkley also. Which of my defence rookies would you put on the field. My mid rookies and foward rookies are done as mills is obvious and my forward rookies are locked. Also should i use captain trick with cox to test ablett and if he does poor switch to danger?

                SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 00:40

                Yes absolutely put the VC on Gaz just in case disaster unfolds and he collapses in a heap or gets rested in the second half like Jock is anticipating. I'll be doing that myself even though I'm sure he'll be fine.

                I'm going with AMT at D6 tomorrow and will see how it works out. It's bit of a flip of the coin though until we see these defensive rookies play in the real stuff so maybe Brown or Adams will be better but I will be trying AMT first up.

                  Johny · 26/03/2016 at 01:17

                  amt and dea?

                    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 01:26

                    Yes mate Dea absolutely should take our fields too. He's looked fairly good in the NAB … for a Bomber player that is.

                    That's why we're paying him the big bucks so he better bloody perform tomorrow or there will be a lot of p1ssed off coaches, especially those who chose him over Weitering!

                    Johny · 26/03/2016 at 01:39

                    yeh haha i chose both. anyway thanks for your help its greatly appreciated im off to sleep now gl with your supercoach results tomorrow

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:12

    Can you downgrade ruck bench to cheapest option…Leorsch?

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 22:07

O.Wines or R.Gray ? – Ollie saves me 70k but will they have the same output ? I can see Robbie resting forward and kicking the odd goal but is he worth another 70k ?

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 22:27

    That's a line ball call I reckon. The price differential is about right so pick your poison mate.

    I'd probably go with a proven elite like Gray unless that extra $70K helps patch up any rookie bench problems you may have.

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 22:35

      Cheers , I do have Gray, just trying to evaluate all my Premo's – Value & Quality

REN · 25/03/2016 at 22:08

Lonergan and Mills OR Hurn/Smith and Hewett

'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 22:12

Whats the Par Score usually after R1 – 2000 Points ??

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 22:30

    Yeah thereabouts. Will depend a bit on how some of the big boys like Danger, Fyfe and Gaz go as many will have the VC or C on them.

      'Don't Blush Babbie' · 25/03/2016 at 22:37

      Seriously thinking of the putting the VC on Heater

        tophawk · 25/03/2016 at 23:07

        I have Heater. But what about slapping the VC on Ward!

          Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 23:14

          Just what I plan on doing!

            SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:24

            Sounds good guys especially if you are limited to a fairly early loophole option this weekend.

            But I will have the VC squarely planted on Gaz boys! 🙂

              Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 23:35

              Who's your non-playing rookie Addict? Wyatt, Goetz perhaps?

                SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:40

                I actually have two Loersch and Wyatt so it will be Wyatt this weekend.

                I discussed above why I was doing this so don't want to get into all that again.

                But one of the benefits is greater captain's loophole flexibility.

                  Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 23:51

                  Stroke of genius. Not too keen on Papley myself. Bloody brilliant stuff addict.

      Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:49

      Im thinking the average score will be determined by what the rookies score, if there are a few rookies like Mills, Dea, Mccarthy etc who every bastard has on ground mostly ( I think) and they score 30 that would influence more than big scores from big players?

      Anyway average will prob be around 2000.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 22:49

      Hey addict what's your thoughts on my def problem above?

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:25

        I answered in detail above Trigger – option 3 in a nutshell.

Ryan · 25/03/2016 at 22:17

Duggan?

    Ryan · 25/03/2016 at 22:18

    Or Weller?

Shake n bake · 25/03/2016 at 22:18

Wow l just took out Rocky for Shiel.

    Tret · 25/03/2016 at 22:19

    Considering the same but then realised that Rocky was 700k last year and people were considering him… lock at his price.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 25/03/2016 at 22:20

    Rolling with both

      Itchy balls · 25/03/2016 at 22:33

      not a bad thing

    Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:45

    Shark Move!

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:11

    I'm scared how Shiel will go without Treloar.

      Holty · 26/03/2016 at 08:40

      look at last years scores. you definitely know the games where he got tagged. it has scared me off him with no Treloar. But GWS's midfield is strong so i cant be sure who the tag will go to.

Richard · 25/03/2016 at 22:38

B. Crouch or Steele?

Newbie · 25/03/2016 at 22:38

HELLLLLPPPP!!
Backs
Shaw laird Gibson Mckenzie weitering dea (brown Adams)
Mids
Fyfe danger pendles rocky hall libba b crouch mills (Gresham dunkly Davis)
Rucks
Nic nat smith (grimly)
Forwards
Dusty Barlow wells menadue kerrige milera (McCarthy McDonald)
Left with a war chest of $150k

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 22:49

    Looks fine mate. I would spend some of that chest to put B.Kennedy on your midfield bench. Looks like he will make a nice cash cow this season and a handy M9 or forward swinger should one of your main guns miss a week or two.

      Newbie · 25/03/2016 at 22:52

      who to miss? Dunkly

        SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:12

        It's a close call. I reckon Gresham has the edge in JS but maybe Dunkley has the edge in cash potential.

        I'm actually thinking of rolling the dice on Dunkley and hoping somehow he holds his spot for 5 or 6 weeks. There's a good chance we'll have to make corrective trades on these sorts of guys in a couple of weeks anyway so just pick who you like better between Gresham or Dunkley yourself as no one knows the answer 100%.

        But I doubt you will be disappointed with Kennedy on your bench.

          Newbie · 25/03/2016 at 23:18

          Cheers, dunkly still leaves me with 100k in the bank will go that way. Thanks

          Newbie · 26/03/2016 at 15:54

          Sound, sound advice haha thanks

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 23:07

    Why you have Hall in guts

      Newbie · 25/03/2016 at 23:12

      will start there for me but doubt he will finish there. Was a bit much to have him and dusty forward.

      Thoughts?

Youngy · 25/03/2016 at 22:45

Need a defender under 480k, to make room for those pricey rookies like Kennedy and Gresham.

Am thinking Bartel, or Yeo. Already have Rich

I Just don't no!

Can someone pick someone for me, I can't make a decision.

    Newbie · 25/03/2016 at 22:55

    Gibson 189k if you can get there

    Derek · 25/03/2016 at 23:04

    BSmith is very good value

      Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 07:04

      Would you choose him over Bartel?

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:10

    Haha! I have exactly the same problem, so I went Sheridan and used cash elsewhere.

      Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 07:05

      I need more scoring potential from a player.

anthonyc12 · 25/03/2016 at 22:46

Ugh… Priddis or Ablett?

Head says Priddis, but heart says Ablett.

    mick944 · 26/03/2016 at 00:08

    Gaz, Priddis tends to start slow

Bender · 25/03/2016 at 22:57

Elliot Yeo and Ben Kennedy
or
Tommy Sheridan and Brad Crouch

    Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:07

    Sheridan and Crouch.

      Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:08

      Kennedy great for quick upgrade potential, but Yeo no more/less likely to score same as Sheridan and Crouch has potential to be a premo one day if he can stay fit.

James · 25/03/2016 at 23:23

1. Fyfe and Rocky
or
2. Priddis and Gaz ???

    Luviboy1 · 25/03/2016 at 23:30

    Its bloody hard to leave 1 of Gaz or Fyfe out of your side but these decisions must be made. Would go with Gaz and Pridda here because Im worried about how Fyfe is travelling health wise, but try to slot Rocky into your team as well. Hes severely underpriced and presents great value.

Dan · 25/03/2016 at 23:38

Any help community!
1. Dangerfield, Dunkley, Loersch
2. Parker, Oliver, Grimley

    Dan · 25/03/2016 at 23:40

    3. Selwood, Dunkley, Grimley

    SCaddict · 25/03/2016 at 23:46

    1.

    I have all 3 of those players myself.

      Dan · 26/03/2016 at 00:06

      Thanks! What do you think Dunkley's JS will be like? I think Oliver will be squeezed out once Brayshaw and Petracca return.

        Steeeve · 26/03/2016 at 00:24

        I'm more worried Kennedy will be squeezed out

        SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 00:25

        Dunkley's JS doesn't look flash but I reckon he will make us some decent coin if he can hold that spot for 6 weeks.

        There's definitely a chance we'll have to make a corrective trade if it doesn't work out but I'm going to take that risk.

mick944 · 26/03/2016 at 00:06

Is Eric Mackenzie cheap enough to be a good cash cow, especially with the lack of defender rookie options?

    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 01:01

    He could be, especially for those who missed the boat on Weitering yesterday.

    I would expect to him average in the neighbourhood of 70-75 so maybe he could net you $100-150K.

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:54

    id usually say no but after seeing Weitering go I reckon you could pick McKenzie, watch him for 2 weeks (ifhe is playing lockdown too much) cheeky sideways to Weitering before Round 3

Steeeve · 26/03/2016 at 00:23

I've gone Fyfe down to Selwood so I can get Ben Kennedy and Lincolnshire McCarthy in. It really seems like Selwood is a popular choice, not much of a POD. What do people think?

    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 00:56

    Yes I'm doing the same mate although I actually have the cash to go to Pendles so I might do that instead, just so that I have another C/VC team option to choose from as I already have the Cats with Danger.

    I reckon it's a smart move to get McCarthy and Kennedy in as they look like they will be decent cows although there are never any guarantees in SC of course.

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 07:52

    still only in 7% of teams Steeeve. And surprisingly its the highest its been. Ive had him since the start but its good that people listen to the podcast as Jock and the boys i think have helped the decision for a lot of people.

Cozza · 26/03/2016 at 00:24

Pick one out of Hurn, Lonergan or Sheridan for D4 – doing my head in!!

    Kev · 26/03/2016 at 09:01

    Sheridan, Hurn, Lonergan

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:50

    Lonergan, Sheridan, Hurn.

Cozza · 26/03/2016 at 00:27

Or

Option 1 – Fyfe and Lonergan (thinking Lonergan over Hurn and Sheridan);
or
Option 2 – Selwood and KK

    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 01:30

    Hey Cozza

    Another one of those line-ball decisions. I'd probably go option 2 as it gives you an extra guaranteed keeper as there is some risk with Lonergan to go along with that upside.

    Jelwood is also definitely underpriced and a proven elite of the game where as some could argue that maybe Fyfe is a tad overpriced and I myself will be hoping to pick him up a little cheaper midseason.

    Both have had their injury issues to deal with in the preseason although Jelwood's are a little more recent. However both look ready to rock n roll this weekend.

      Cozza · 26/03/2016 at 01:35

      Thanks SC – the more I look at it the more I like it as well. As a cats fan I'm probably biased, but I agree selwood is underpriced. Gives me selwood and danger in the mids, but don't see that as a major issue. Kk had an ordinary nab challenge though – hope that does flow into the season!!

Dez · 26/03/2016 at 01:13

NEED HELP!

DEF: Shaw Houli Laird Lonergan Dea Brown (AMT Adams)
MID: Fyfe Dangerfield Ablett Rockliff Libba B.Crouch Duggan Mills (Gresham Petracca Davis)
RUCK: Goldstein Gawn (Loersch)
FWD: Martin Hall De Goey Wells Kennedy Kerridge (Menadue McCarthy)

Have 10k in the bank. Think I have too many midpricers. Not sure about Crouch and Duggan but don't like the rookies this year. Any help greatly appreciated!

    Harry · 26/03/2016 at 01:31

    i think you might be spending too much down back, your midfield is very thin and your forwards are not strong either. also petracca isnt playing so maybe consider dunkley? hope this helps mate

      Harry · 26/03/2016 at 01:35

      also perhaps consider goldstein down to a nic nat and use the cash to bolster ur mids/forwards?

    Cozza · 26/03/2016 at 01:41

    I like it Dez. Agree with Harry that FWDs are a bit thin, but don't think you are thin in the mids. There are 4 premos there with 2 potential keepers, or at bare minimum good money makers in crouch and Libba.

    I think we need to go deeper in back now given that the rookies we all planned on using weren't picked.

    I would think about goldy down to Martin and upgrade de goey and petracca to Hewitt

    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 01:59

    I actually like this side a lot mate and have a very similar forward line so wouldn't worry too much about that as I expect all those guys to perform well and punch above their weight as it were.

    You could also consider Crowley or Oliver instead of Duggan but that would be about the only change I'd recommend.

    Otherwise it looks just fine to me.

Mark · 26/03/2016 at 01:53

Is Mills an absolute lock in our team, he is priced exactly as cripps was last year, does anyone think he will average similar to cripps did last season, or would it be ok to put hewett or dunkley on field instead of him, btw the only other rookie that is priced similar to him is weitering and i didn't get him in my side, on that note should i get mills in as my m7?

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 07:15

    I have found it hard to squeeze him in. He will be one of the best scoring rookies but is a completely different player to Cripps so doubtful he will do what Cripps did. I have Dunkley but would rather Mills because of his js. Do what you can to get him as there isnt many rookie mids out there with great job security.

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:46

    He won't average close to what Cripps did last year but that doesn't mean he's a bad pick. Hewett/Dunkley at M8 seems a tad risky and unless if you're m9-11 is solid

Ryan · 26/03/2016 at 02:23

Fyfe, Dangerfield, and Shiel (or any mid under 585k) Or Pendlebury Dangerfield Ablett?

    Blueprime · 26/03/2016 at 02:29

    2.

    Russ · 26/03/2016 at 04:09

    PDA

Simon · 26/03/2016 at 04:54

Greetings Community.

Trying to finalise my team. Can't decide which two out of Yeo, Smith or Lonergan to have in my defence or whether to put Lonergan in the midfield and leave out B Crouch. Also can't decide between Rocky, Ward or Parker for M4.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

    Kev · 26/03/2016 at 08:59

    Yeo and Smith
    Leave Crouch in your mids
    If you're feeling lucky, Rocky. Otherwise, go with Ward

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:43

    Agree with Kev, although I'd prefer Lonergan +$ instead of Yeo

The benchmark · 26/03/2016 at 07:32

Gresham Dunkley and Hewitt

Who has the worst job security in your opinion
Thanks in advance guys. Upgrading one to Oliver

    The benchmark · 26/03/2016 at 07:35

    Oliver or Crowley

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 07:41

    I think probably Hewett. Will be hard for him to keep a spot in that midfield

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:41

    Dunkley has the worst.

Tulendeena · 26/03/2016 at 08:06

Adams, Brown or Tippa on field?

Leaning towards Tippa

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 08:13

    same. He will be consistent. Im thinking around 65 weekly

    Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 08:45

    Brown scored well when played in defence.

Sully321 · 26/03/2016 at 08:19

My current team is this:
Def: Shaw, Laird, Rich, weitering, dea, Brown,
(Adams, Hartley)
Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, ablett, Rockliff, Parker, Libatore, Mills, Oliver (menadue, hewett, Davis)
Ruck: Nic nat, Gawn (grimley)
Fwd: Barlow, Greene, Hall, wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Cox, AMT)
And I've 100k left in the bank

I was thinking downgrading Oliver to Gresham and playing Gresham or hewett on the field. This would then free up some cash so I could upgrade Nic nat to goldstein. Do you think this is a good idea?

And on top of this who should I get for cox and Hartley?
Thanks in advance

    Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 08:46

    Think I'm going to just roll with Hartley on the bench. I reckon he'll get games soon enough.

    Kev · 26/03/2016 at 08:56

    I wouldn't do anything, Sully. Cox is there for your swingset with Grimley, who will play. Likewise Hartley, seen a lot of coaches freaking out trying to get 30 players for round 1. He'll play

    Your idea to get Goldy isn't bad, but sitting on 100k is good as will for early season corrections. Your call on that one

Jess_coach · 26/03/2016 at 08:47

Papley or Mcgovern?

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:32

    Papley

Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 09:01

Make of this what you will but heard on the Doggies grapevine that if Tory Dickson had got up Dunkley wouldn't be playing.

Slatsy · 26/03/2016 at 09:03

Bac: Shaw Bartel Birchall Smith Dea Brown (AMT, Adams)
Mid: Pendles Gaz Jelwood Rocky Hall Libba Gresham Kerridge (Hewett, Dunkley, Davis)
Ruc: Goldy Lobbe (Wyatt)
Fwd: Barlow Robinson Buddy Greene Wells Menadue (McGovern, Papley)

Trying to find a way to get B.Kennedy in but no funds available. My options are
A. Downgrade Lobbe to Luey and swap out McGovern
B. Downgrade Smith to Mckenzie in the backs and bring in Kennedy for Dunkley + McCarthy for McGovern
C. Stop tinkering, rooks are fine without him

Also happy to get any feedback. Cheers

    Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 10:09

    Lobbe is too much of a gamble.

Andy · 26/03/2016 at 09:09

Someone please help
Fyfe, mills, de gooey or
Danger, couch, wells

    Slatsy · 26/03/2016 at 09:19

    2

    abel · 26/03/2016 at 09:36

    def 2

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:39

    Easy 2.

Don · 26/03/2016 at 09:12

Devon Smith or Aaron Hall? Smith bagged 8 tons including a 170 last year. Lot of hype about Hall but there was also this time last year about Griff and the gift.

    Andy · 26/03/2016 at 09:18

    Very good point I've always liked DS got him in my team as a good POD

    Grahame Lebroy · 26/03/2016 at 11:07

    Hall and u get 40k extra

      Don · 26/03/2016 at 12:03

      Cash irrelevant. Stuff it, backing my gut. Devon stays in the side. Worth the extra coin for a player that can do a 170 especially considering he'll get more mid minutes with Trealor gone.

        Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 12:10

        I had Devon Smith in my initial side, but looking at him last year, its his off games where he scored under 80 (including 5 50s) 8 times, which turned me off him. I do agree that you should back your gut however. It is his 5th year in the system and with Treloar gone I can see him possibly breaking out, playing up the ground more and being more consistent.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/03/2016 at 09:48

Well slept on it. What do we think? I think i picked my team for a reason after lots of drafts so will probably only make the one change and put mccarthy in at m7. Does give me ruggles at d8 but spose he will upgraded soon. This week can put the E on amt if goes well will put ruggles on field else will give adams a go.

HallyM8 · 26/03/2016 at 09:49

Who are the best two options out of Ablett, Fyfe, and Dangerfield?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 26/03/2016 at 09:58

    I have all 3 Hally – but if i had, I would go Fyfe,Danger,Ablett in that order

Jim · 26/03/2016 at 09:59

De goey vs Steele
Hanners vs gray

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:36

    Steele just
    Gray just

    Grahame Lebroy · 26/03/2016 at 11:06

    I'd go De Goey and Hanners

Cliffy · 26/03/2016 at 10:13

This one has had me tossing and turning all night in my sleep…

B.Crouch, or B.Kennedy for my last Mid spot?

Going B.Crouch it will look like:

Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, B.Crouch, Mills (Gresham, Hewett, Davis)

or going B.Kennedy it will look like:

Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libba, Mills, B.Kennedy (Gresham, Hewett, Davis)

Thoughts?

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 10:30

    Crouch

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 10:35

    B.Crouch is your man mate. As soon as he was named he was in my team. Kid is a gun.

      Mike · 27/03/2016 at 10:08

      Unfortunately that gun is an air rifle. Very dissapointed in his score. Still it’s round 1 So onwards and upwards hopefully.

saalih · 26/03/2016 at 10:21

current team atm

def: laird, simpson, johanison, weitering, dea, brown (adams, hartley)
mid: danger, pendles, ablett, selwood, rockliff, libba, mills, menadue (gresham, hewett, davis)
ruc: goldstein, gawn (chol)
fwd: martin, barlow, hall, wells, kennedy, kerridge (grimley, amt)

have 64k and im stuck with picking dunkley or hewett or mccarthy, im also stuck with d8 and whether to pick grimley or mcgovern, also having difficult times of whether to pick hall, greene, franklin, devon smith, stringer.

The Replacements · 26/03/2016 at 10:26

Is it too much to have Oliver and Mills… Thinking now downgrading Oliver to Dunkley already have the others. thoughts?

    'Don't Blush Babbie' · 26/03/2016 at 10:33

    I have all 3 with Dunkley on the bench ,but I have no Libba, my gut thoughts only mate.good luck

      The Replacements · 26/03/2016 at 10:39

      Gut feel is all we really have hey all the best mate

Sarah · 26/03/2016 at 10:33

Definitely panicking .. Is my backline too weak regretting that I didn't get weitering… Should I strengthen the back or trade him in next week

Shaw laird Bartel dea Adams amt- ruggles brown

    Sarah · 26/03/2016 at 10:33

    If I go Fyfe down to crouch I can trade ruggles to kolo…

    Steve · 26/03/2016 at 10:36

    Or trade Fyfe to wines, and ruggles to weitering next week…

    kevwal · 26/03/2016 at 10:42

    I hit the panic button, actually was a contingency plan I had made just in case the defence rookies didn't arrive. Had to downgrade a premo to two low/mid priced players I liked anyway. I have one rule, no play, no pay, not in my starting side. I also didn't have Weitering, still comfortable with that decision, early days.

      kevwal · 26/03/2016 at 11:39

      Had Rance/Laird/M.Williams/Dea/Adams/Hartley-Brown/AMT. Now have Rance/Laird/J.Lonergan/E.MacKenzie/Dea/Adams-Brown/AMT. Not extremely happy as Marley is due a good year, but best laid plans and all that.

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 11:00

    wouldnt trade in weitering next week wait until he plays 3rd game then trade him in so you get the cash

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 11:02

      You dont want to waste trades so early

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 11:34

    Just watch Weitering play next week and do not use any trades after round 1. If he plays well again you can trade him in the following week when he goes on the bubble. In the meantime I see Ruggles as your liability back there. Because you missed out on Weitering, you may now need to consider turning Heath Shaw into a Kolo and free up 125K there for a start. That would give you $227K (add Ruggles 102K) without having touched your midfield yet. With a bit of luck you can grab Heater later at a reduced price. Many teams I have seen are not starting with him because of his exhorbitant price.

    Then, you could leave your 4 super midfield premos alone and downgrade your M5 player for B.Crouch. With a bit of luck you will find another 230 K right there. Then you would have around $460K to choose a solid defender to boost that backline. Take your pick…..Daniel Rich, (my favourite out of these guys) Dane Rampe, JJ, Mc Govern, etc. Then you can relax and look to grab Weiters in 2 weeks.

    Good luck!

      kevwal · 26/03/2016 at 11:46

      Agree tophawk. Just have to remember why we pick rookies. To make money. Don't go chasing rookie points, wait till the bubble comes around.

    CoachDamo · 26/03/2016 at 11:49

    Don't panic too much. My backline is weaker than usual but there are more rookies in defence than in the midfield anyway. I assume your other lines are quite strong?

    Shake n bake · 26/03/2016 at 11:53

    Get him in next week Sarah hes a main stay all yr. Don't wait hes 220k wont be better out there hes JS is very safe will make you coin. I went Fyfe to Gray to generate the coin only went to Gray cause think hell avg in the top 7 mids & is well priced. Fyfe as good as he is prob has the most scope to drop.

MUZ · 26/03/2016 at 10:53

Help please Smith D3, Lonergan D4 , Hall F3 OR Laird D3, Dea D4, Barlow F3

Haydos · 26/03/2016 at 11:01

Can't believe only 3% of teams have StevieJ in their team and Toby Greene is the popular pick. StevieJ is going to have a great year in that forward line

Davo · 26/03/2016 at 11:03

Hi Community, just a quick one, Selwood or Dangerfield?

    Grahame Lebroy · 26/03/2016 at 11:28

    Danger this year

      Davo · 26/03/2016 at 11:31

      Thanks mate

Grahame Lebroy · 26/03/2016 at 11:09

Who is the better cash cow this year, SImpkin or Oliver?

hedski · 26/03/2016 at 11:15

Ok community who scores better today Tippa or Brown? Am going to loophole one of them in def and if they score less than fiddy I'll give Adams a crack. Leaning towards Tippa but Brown named down back looks tempting. Cheers.

    neil · 26/03/2016 at 11:22

    how do you do that

      hedski · 26/03/2016 at 11:45

      Adams plays later than essondon so I have brown fwd and tippa def at the minute.(both on bench). Emergency on tippa/brown (whoever I slot in def). If they score well The Rug goes on Adams comes off. Score shit Adams stays on.

        Tret · 26/03/2016 at 11:57

        Tippa should pull out a consistent 60 most weeks where as Brown will be more up and down. Its hard to say but at the moment im starting tippa.

Spiro · 26/03/2016 at 11:28

Please help, KK or Rory Laird for D2?
Backs
Shaw, KK/Laird Johanisen, Seedsman, Weitering, Dea (Brown, Adams)

Brett · 26/03/2016 at 11:34

Getting really nervous with the thought of so many rookies in a starting defence, so total reshuffle maybe opting for midprice maddness
Team is

Shaw , jj , b smith , t mac , weitering, ruggles loop ( atw / Adams )

Gaz , fyfe , danger , rocky , b crouch , libba , j steele , mills ( greesh , hewitt , davis )

Gold nic nat

Dusty , barlow , hall , wells , kerridge , petracca loop ( menadue* , brown )

Had t sherridan , scored 80+ 9/10 hit outs
Which option looks better
T sherridan/b kennedy / gawn
Or
Ruggles loophole defence each week / j steele / goldy

Another great defensive buy imo m rosa , started sub a few times for west coast last year affecting his average 70 , previous to that was a 85/88 average for west coast , could be a great 400k option

Cheers

Cheers lads

    medadsson · 26/03/2016 at 13:27

    Given Ruggles not in starting line up or named as emergency I'd go the option without him. As you said you are worried about too many rookies, it is compunded even more by a non playing one. Also consider he may be a good trade down target later (if he comes into contention). I thought about running him as a non player for the quids and dual position but took the short term pain, got rid of him and made an adjustement elsewhere. Why start the season behind the 8 ball.

Tret · 26/03/2016 at 11:39

Last minute decision…

Dylan Shiel or Robbie Gray?

The upside of Shiel could be massive but Gray is a proven gun. What do we think?

    hedski · 26/03/2016 at 11:47

    Grays in my side tret.

      medadsson · 26/03/2016 at 13:28

      Same here, Gray

    kevwal · 26/03/2016 at 11:48

    Gray

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:35

    Gray for me mate. I prefer Ward over Shiel in the GWS mids.

Shake n bake · 26/03/2016 at 11:40

B4 this game jumps l had S Gray all along then went to Greene…..What to do???

    hedski · 26/03/2016 at 11:48

    Take both shaker

Matt · 26/03/2016 at 11:43

My Team is as follows:

Def: Shaw, Laird, Yeo, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Brown & AMT)

Mid: Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Parker, Wines, Libba, Crouch, Mills (Menadue, Dunkley & Davis)

Ruck: Martin & Gawn (Grimley)

Forwards: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kennedy & Kerridge (McGovern & Papley)

Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated 🙂

The_Black_Mamba · 26/03/2016 at 11:55

Why is noone even considering parish? Just because he plays for essendon? The kid was the number one midfielder in the draft. Better then olive and mills. I myself as an essendon fan was praying that he would drop down to pick 5 so we could snatch him up and thankfully we did. This kid will average 90+. Lock him in

Tret · 26/03/2016 at 11:55

Bloody bad time to think of a shark move but Im thinking of starting matthew Boyd instead of Shaw. Boyd absolutely loves it under the roof and should go massive over the first 8 weeks with the doggies playing their first 8 games at etihad. Boyd usually always has a big start to the year aswell until hes body takes over and is rested for a few games here and there.

I plan to ride him for the first 8 weeks and then downgrade him(hopefully) to Shaw once his price drops as Shaw usually never starts well.

What do we think?

    Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 13:32

    follow your gut instincts

Gold Rush · 26/03/2016 at 12:00

Fyfe or No Fyfe!, apparently did not train the other day. I'll probably regret this but I'm not going in with him.

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 12:04

    Likewise mate. It was out of him or Gaz for me, with the question mark over his fitness I have no doubts that its a good decision.

Boris Baconbeer · 26/03/2016 at 12:03

Shaw&Mills vs Selwood& Howe? Omg can't decide. Don't like paying 200k for rooks so will prolly go 2

Shake n bake · 26/03/2016 at 12:09

Who to start in Def AMT or Adams?

    Gold Rush · 26/03/2016 at 12:20

    Reckon both will play a fair bit and for me AMT will generate more points, then again I've got both as I gave Dea the boot given his historical performances.

Golden Boot · 26/03/2016 at 12:14

community's thoughts on M.McGovern from Adelaide as F8? what do we think of his job security?

    Gold Rush · 26/03/2016 at 12:20

    Don't like his JS this year!

Mitch · 26/03/2016 at 12:17

Jack Viney anyone???

    james · 26/03/2016 at 12:51

    nah duncan better pick

Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 12:18

Whos the best Captain out of Danger Pendels or Ablett

    Davo · 26/03/2016 at 12:33

    VC Ablett with Pendles as Captain.

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 12:48

      Thanks thats what I did

Jim · 26/03/2016 at 12:30

Gresham or Dunkley?

    Davo · 26/03/2016 at 12:32

    Gresham

Babo · 26/03/2016 at 12:41

I have put T.PAPLEY in my FWD. is this a mistake?

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 12:47

    Yes JS not good

      Luke · 26/03/2016 at 12:59

      I brought Papley in then reversed it. Decided to keep Ruggles in the backline and put McDT forward which allows loophole of Brown into Adams this round, and I feel like Ruggles is more likely to get games than Papley going forward. Probably completely incorrect but we will see!

        Kang Van DerBang · 26/03/2016 at 22:30

        RIP

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:03

    You must be retarded!!!???

      Dean · 27/03/2016 at 16:25

      Who's retarded now itchy balls. lmao Paply killed them and so did Hewitt,

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 20:08

    not now. lol. I really hope you didnt listen to the crowd and went with your guts mate.

Harry · 26/03/2016 at 12:44

Team is
DEF: Shaw, Laird, KK, Suckling, Weitering, Dea, BROWN, ADAMS
MID: Danger, Ablett, Rockliff, Jelwood, B Ellis, Libba, Mills, Hewett, GRESHAM, DUNKLEY, DAVIS
RUCK: Gawn, Nic Nat, CHOL
FWD: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, AMT, McCARTHY
got 11.5 K in the bank, would love your thoughts community
p.s. i know ellis is a very left field pick, but ive just got a gut feeling

    Gold Rush · 26/03/2016 at 12:49

    H, All I will say is I would not have a clue, that's why I've kept over 200k in the bank for R3 corrective trades (and even then we would only have a small sample size which may amount to Jack), but I'll try something different this year – the tortoise approach.

REN · 26/03/2016 at 12:49

Dunkley or Hewett

AND

McGovern or Papley

    Phil · 26/03/2016 at 15:29

    The 2 swans

Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 12:51

Who to start B. Kennedy or Gresham?

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:02

    Thank you all for your advice! Noobes

    Dean · 26/03/2016 at 16:00

    Slipper tells me – Kennedy WELCOME

Tipo · 26/03/2016 at 12:53

Apparently Fyfe missed training the other day? Concerning

Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:03

He's not in my team so no. To much money think he will drop?

Connor · 26/03/2016 at 13:03

D. Shiel + J. Selwood – $50,000 Left Over

OR

R. Gray + J. Selwood – $10,000 Left Over

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:07

    #1

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:08

      Save the cash…..I have 80K, left in the bank dont cut yourself short of cash if you dont have to

David · 26/03/2016 at 13:05

Franklin Greene or gray

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:12

    Depends on your structure but I would say greene?

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:13

      Greene
      Gray
      Buddy……is to inconsistent

Connor · 26/03/2016 at 13:07

D. Shiel + J. Selwood – approx. $50,000 Left Over

OR

R. Gray + J. Selwood – approx. $10,000 Left Over

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 13:25

    How many times you gonna post this?

The Replacements · 26/03/2016 at 13:24

Sheridan and Milera OR Suckilng and McCarthy?

Locked and Loaded · 26/03/2016 at 13:27

Selwood/Sloane/Hanners last selection dilemma advice appreciated.

    Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 13:30

    sloane for POD

      Locked and Loaded · 26/03/2016 at 13:33

      I like it

GettheFootystarted! · 26/03/2016 at 13:29

Best ruck loophole please??

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:33

    Depends who you want to loophole. Ive gone Wyatt so I can loop Gazza. Loersch from Gold Coast seems to be the best option, no friday night games and plenty Sunday games.

Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 13:29

I AM HAVING A PANIC ATTACK COMMUNITY!!!!

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:31

    Think we are all collectively mate. Exhilirating time to be a coach. Were here for you mate.

Jim · 26/03/2016 at 13:38

Hewett and gawn or NicNat and dunkley

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:44

    Bit late to swap now, but Gawn and Hewett for me.

Mister_Spock · 26/03/2016 at 13:41

Last minute panic setting in Community!!

Seriously can't decide between Hewett or Dunkley. Both not good JS but feeling like Dunkley may play more games and appreciate more?

Thoughts??

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:47

    Ive gone with both. Hard to part the two as I do feel they have similar JS. If I had to pick, Dunkley.

    Average Joe · 26/03/2016 at 18:55

    Hewett for mine

Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 13:42

Just swapped out Greene for Smith last minute. My gut says Devon will be better this year

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 13:46

    Was switching between Hall and Smith before the game as well. Decided Ill go Hall. Will be spewing if Smith goes big.

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 14:54

    Good call at this point. Greene is spudding with 17 SC points at half time. Smith sitting on 39 SC points. Smith is looking a lot better atm.

Alex · 26/03/2016 at 13:53

Start McCaffer or Gresham/Davis/Dunkley

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:01

    McCaffer……seriously?

      Alex · 26/03/2016 at 15:05

      Will play every game, is no longer a permanent tagger, in the best shape of his life and is in the leadership group. So yes seriously McCaffer.

Some random guy · 26/03/2016 at 14:01

Gresham and Papley

or

Dunkley and McCarthy

    Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 14:12

    dunkley and Mccarthy better JS

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:02

      #2

tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 14:49

Thank god I stayed away from Toby Greene. Looking very "spuddy" with 17 SC points at half time. He played a shocking first half.

    Boris Baconbeer · 26/03/2016 at 14:52

    Wish I did. Greene is sucking dead dogs dicks

    Luke · 26/03/2016 at 14:54

    Looks shithouse. Here's hoping for a big second half as he is in my team

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 14:54

    Bloody chuffed I didnt start with him as well. Sometimes you gotta stay away from the hype!

    David · 26/03/2016 at 14:56

    Does sc gold give live scores on phone?

      derek · 26/03/2016 at 14:57

      FanFooty have live SC this year

      Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 14:59

      I use Footyinfo. Great app, live supercoach and dt scores.

        SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 16:19

        Same here on iPhone although no iPad version by the looks. 🙁

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:12

    Early Days……only rd 1

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 15:14

    to those who had the balls to select Viney and Oliver, good work. They look good

    Holty · 26/03/2016 at 15:15

    hi Tophawk. where are you getting the live supercoach scores?

      tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 15:23

      The app is called footyinfo. Just download the app on your phone mate. Its brilliant.

        Holty · 26/03/2016 at 15:30

        cheers bud

    Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 15:47

    Don't worry, he's up to 18 at 3 quarter time!

    SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 16:23

    Yeah I'm sure it's ruffled Jock's feathers if he stuck with him. Just needs Gaz to get off the chain next to top off his Saturday.

CoachDamo · 26/03/2016 at 15:09

KK out!

Swans2012 · 26/03/2016 at 15:16

Just doing the sums on getting Oliver in, not pleased with myself for deciding on wines instead of viney, but that battle has only just begun I guess

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 15:21

    Early days. Wines could still go bang with 130. Dont lose hope.

      Swans2012 · 26/03/2016 at 22:08

      Agree, turns out viney slowed down anyway, was looking big at halftime

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/03/2016 at 23:07

    Gawn and viney that is going to b a big one two punch all year

tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 15:17

Dramas!!!! Kolo a late out for Gold Coast. Illness. Wow

MY TWO CENTS · 26/03/2016 at 15:23

KK OUT!

derek · 26/03/2016 at 15:24

KK out due to illness

    Vinny · 26/03/2016 at 15:27

    Whose a good replacement for KK?

      Phil · 26/03/2016 at 15:33

      Bartel, given Carlton & Richmond have already played

        Phil · 26/03/2016 at 15:33

        Or Laird if u can afford

          Vinny · 26/03/2016 at 15:35

          Not keen on Bartel, is there anyone else. Already have laird.

            Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 15:37

            Ive gone with Birchall, averaged 86 hurt last year and has very low ownership expect him to avg around 90-92.

              Johny · 26/03/2016 at 16:32

              yeh same here no other options i have laird and bartel

            @footy_bec · 26/03/2016 at 16:44

            Perhaps JJ

    Johny · 26/03/2016 at 16:39

    johannisen or another midpricer instead of birchall

Alex · 26/03/2016 at 15:31

Start McCaffer or Gresham

Holty · 26/03/2016 at 15:39

well i didnt see this coming from Steele. Come on young fella, i know you can do it.

Cyril is delicious · 26/03/2016 at 15:42

KK out… What do I do? Bench him for a week? Being in Birchall, I'm lost I need help… Hahahaha!
any ideas guys??

NickVas · 26/03/2016 at 15:43

I knew Greene would't do well. I had him 3 years ago as a pod and he spudded up! Unlucky Jocky Boy

Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 15:46

I know its early days but already feeling like anyone with Toby Greene has lost any chance of winning this thing (yes I have him).

    Scyb · 26/03/2016 at 15:48

    Yep Greene is a dud. thank god i Dropped him at the last 30sec before lockout

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 16:45

      I wouldn't say that but if that's how you feel then that's how you feel? Its rd 1……no biggie. I'm just looking @ Greenes score as a rookie score. I had B. Kennedy in so I'm looking at Greene score replacing Kennedy score. Yeah it sucks he blowed but its rd 1. Rather him score shitty now than later.

Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 15:52

People can say what they want about Greene………this is so classic …….not sure how many years Ive seen a player suck dog dick in the first RD and everyone jumps ship and then they the player tear it up for like the next 6 games and everyone regrets trading them out. Its RD1 if this is his lowest score of the yr oh well? I'd rather it be RD1 than another round. If he sucks balls again next week well they he will go!

    Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 16:04

    This is so bad though that surely he'll get dropped. You'd have to question GWS management if they accept that effort.

      Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 16:11

      True……but if you have him wait 1 more week. If he sucks dick next week downgrade him to De Geoy before he loses money.

        Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 16:13

        Hate to use a trade that early but if you have to it would be worth it because De Geoy will most likely make money and cheap price

          Boris Baconbeer · 26/03/2016 at 16:34

          Hey wasn't sayin anything bad. Just agreeing with Itchy why the delete?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/03/2016 at 23:05

    I did warn u he was a butcher boy gets plenty of it but turns it over too often

    Bells E Bubb · 26/03/2016 at 23:59

    Itchy, you've clearly got something on your mind, go buy yourself a Village People album and be free.

Cashcows · 26/03/2016 at 16:01

Who for captain? Used VC already on Shaw.

Fyfe, Danger, Gaz, Goldy?

Hawker · 26/03/2016 at 16:03

Brad or Matt Crouch????

    Tom · 26/03/2016 at 16:16

    Brad

Dean · 26/03/2016 at 16:05

In a little bit of a pickle, I cant decide whether to go the following:

Priddis & Suckling
Wines & Motlop

Thoughts community?

    Tom · 26/03/2016 at 16:17

    Suckling

steve1 · 26/03/2016 at 16:07

anyone know where we can see live sc scores for free?
p.s i put shaw as vc and ablett as captain, what score would shaw have to get that would be good to do loophole? im thinking 120ish?

    Cashcows · 26/03/2016 at 16:13

    fanfooty site

    Luviboy1 · 26/03/2016 at 16:16

    Download the Footyinfo app. Dont loophole Shaw. Will get 90 odd. Ideal VC score for me is 125.

    steve1 · 26/03/2016 at 16:19

    Thanks guys, yeh shaw didnt do as well as expected, looks like im taking a leap of faith and going in with captain ablett, please be gentle!

      steve1 · 26/03/2016 at 19:14

      Abletts back! (even though against essendon)

    Dean · 26/03/2016 at 16:19

    Shaw scored only 84 however slight adjustments for scaling way after the game but he will score under 90 so leave the Captain on Ablett.

    I get live scores through being a digital pass member however I will be cancelling it soon as it costs me $250 each year which is a rip off considering I dont read the herald Sun. I have been told you can view SC scores after every quarter on Facebook.

    Ben Kennedy Melbourne's highest scorer of 108

    Good luck

CaptainObvious · 26/03/2016 at 16:10

Heater justified with 130

    CaptainObvious · 26/03/2016 at 16:11

    oops that was Ward. Heater is cold mid 80's

DadSmasher · 26/03/2016 at 16:15

Initial final scores
Viney 98
Hogan 100
Watts 90
TMac 102
BKennedy 107
MadMax 93
Oliver 69

Ward 134
Heater 83
Stevie 89
Shiel 88
LOBB 103
Smith 68
Greene 49
Steele 46

    Tom · 26/03/2016 at 16:17

    Kennedy You star!!!

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 16:19

    Ward you star!! Whacked the V on him today. Got my captain scored locked away. Loersch gets some time on field today. Nic Nat can be the emergency this week. Stoked with B kennedy. On my bench though. Mills on the field. Cant win the all i guess.

Tulendeena · 26/03/2016 at 16:17

Greene finishes on 49

I'll remind myself Dusty started with 50 last year

Looks like the C is going on fyfe, #fyfeislife

    Itchy balls · 26/03/2016 at 16:30

    I wouldnt worry about its week 1……if he blows next week might think about trading him out before price change! I have greene to and just looking at it as B. Kennedy score as Greene score……. as a trade off as though you and I both know we would like it to be different.

Grahame Lebroy · 26/03/2016 at 16:23

Cmon the Dees, u bloody beauty

Boris Baconbeer · 26/03/2016 at 16:33

Hey wasn't sayin anything bad. Just agreeing with Itchy. Why the delete?

Hawks · 26/03/2016 at 16:35

Kk late out, ah'chee in

    Westy · 27/03/2016 at 09:12

    Bless you.

Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 16:37

dammit Kennedy on bench do I get a donut player to get his score?

    @footy_bec · 26/03/2016 at 16:44

    No

      derek · 26/03/2016 at 16:57

      same problem. not sure why i did that. didn't think he was that good. he did well.

      i have dunkley on bench, i could swap to a non-player, ie Morabito

        SCaddict · 26/03/2016 at 17:59

        Or perhaps Keays or Gore? Petracca would've been ideal for this but Dees already played of course.

        Hewett, Dunkley and Gresham are likely to be a raffle so we will probably have to make a corrective after two rounds anyway,

        Means we could use a midfield loop next week too.

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 17:00

    I have the same problem. But I am not getting in a donut rookie to get his score. Let's say Mills gets 80 tonight. That donut rookie will cost you a trade later for a measly extra 35 points. Not worth it mate. Just be happy you have him and the amount of cash he is going to make you. Cheers

      Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 17:48

      What do you think McCarthy will score?

Johny · 26/03/2016 at 16:41

kennedy on the bench is gonna hurt

    Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 17:57

    Tell me about it

tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 16:55

Hi community,

    Tulendeena · 26/03/2016 at 17:31

    Hi 😀

    Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 21:06

    Hi Tophawk have u gone with any POD's this year

Cashcows · 26/03/2016 at 17:01

Gaz 33 already with 3 mins left in first quarter.

    derek · 26/03/2016 at 17:08

    42SC at quarter time.

    tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 17:08

    Jock will be getting nervous. hehehe

      tophawk · 26/03/2016 at 17:10

      A lazy 41 SC points at quarter time for Gazza.

        Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 17:12

        Could go huge if he gets his shooting boots on.

    @footy_bec · 26/03/2016 at 17:18

    59 now

      Derek · 26/03/2016 at 17:49

      He will rest now and be happy with 110

Tulendeena · 26/03/2016 at 17:29

The Essendon rookies are really making a mess

    Northernsoul74 · 26/03/2016 at 17:39

    At least they are playing, there are no other rookies to pick.

    Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 17:57

    I have Dea and Brown on the field….

Marco_Polo94 · 26/03/2016 at 17:31

Considered rosa for my KK trade earlier today but went suckling pig instead. Rosa going well, but i suppose it is easy to be misled by the numbers in this game because essendon are so weak. I'm just thanking my lucky stars I decided to bring ablett back in this morning, for once panic trading has been positive!

Dean · 26/03/2016 at 17:39

GAJ on 72 points and not half time yet

    Derek · 26/03/2016 at 17:48

    He was off for the last 8 mins of the half. Hall gets a lot of the ball when Gaz not there

    I can see Gaz resting more in second half

      Marco_Polo94 · 26/03/2016 at 18:30

      Yeh doubt he will see much game time fourth quarter.

    Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 17:50

    he was off quiet a lot in 2nd quarter, I think he will be off a bit now to give young fella's a run and to reduce his risk for getting injured. Can't see him scoring 110+.

      Youngy · 26/03/2016 at 19:16