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The Rookie Scout: Round 2

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Barron Von Crow

Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and welcome to the Round 2 rookie scouting report.

Week 1 of AFL action kicked off last week and it was an absolute belter of a round, with some fantastic footy being played. And what about the stunning debut of CoachKings?

I hope you all took the opportunity to try it out last week and I hope you will all go and give it a crack down at your nearest venue this week (see list of venues at the end of this post.. Jock and Higgo will be down at Doyles Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc on Friday night!)

If you thought playing at home was fun, just wait until you get down to the pub with your mates and give it a go. Believe me, it is an absolute ripper to play in venue while having a few beers with your mates.

Rookies though, that’s why we’re all here and how about some of the performances we saw last week. Some like Jacob Weitering blew everyone away with their efforts, high draft picks such as Callum Mills, Clayton Oliver and Darcy Parish all had very good starts to their AFL careers and more senior selections like Sam Kerridge and Ben Kennedy both showed that they both have a place in the league, while there may be a few picks such as Milera, Gresham and Davis that we may need to re-evaluate..

While we’re unlikely to be making any corrective trades this early in the caper, it’s important that we take a good hard look at the rookie landscape and make sure we got all our bases covered, so let’s go see how the best of the best rookies performed in Round 1 across Supercoach, AFL Fantasy and CoachKings!


Callum Mills

SC Price: $211,800 | AF Price: $227,000
Round 1 Stats: 18 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles, 71 SCPoints, 59 AFPoints, 68 CKPoints

It was an OK start for Mills in Supercoach, with the 71 points, but a bit of a disappointing result in AFL Fantasy, with only 59. He had 18 disposals, but 14 uncontested, as well as only recording 2 rebound 50’s and 3 clangers hurt his scores a bit. I’d say that his result in Round 1 is probably the basement floor of what we’d be looking for from him, but his BE is -24, so it’s not like we run the risk of him stagnating at this point.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $207,300 | AF Price: $238,000
Round 1 Stats: 22 disposals with 15 contested, 2 tackles, 7 clearances, 75 SCPoints, 61 AFPoints, 69 CKPoints

The Round 1 AFL Rising Star nominee, on face value you’d of expected Oliver to score better than 75 SCPoints with a 22 disposal, 7 clearance effort, but 17 of his 22 possies were handballs and he only gained 116 metres over the course of the game. Encouraging though, he only had 58% ToG, so to grab that many possessions in just over half a game is an absolutely amazing effort from a first gamer, especially one who’s in the thick of it in the middle of the ground against plenty of experienced players, as you can see from his heatmap below.

That amount of inside work from the centre would suggest the kick/handball ration may still hold up long-term as he looks to fire out handballs to outside players. While I wouldn’t recommend immediately going from Mills to Oliver or anything drastic like that, the raw numbers are there to suggest Oliver can be a very good SC player, and I doubt the 25% of owners who started with Oliver will be upset by his output in Round 1. He could definitely be one we look to trade into our midfield next week if you have the cash.

George Hewitt

SC Price: $102,400 | AF Price: $125,000
Round 1 Stats: 15 disposals, 7 marks (3 inside 50), 7 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 2 score assists, 1 goal, 96 SCPoints, 95 AFPoints, 86 CKPoints

A midfielder in Supercoach/AFL Fantasy, but Hewitt did most of his work up forward for the swans, with 12 of his 15 possessions occurring ahead of the centre square, and while his disposal efficiency was only 60% it was his work around the ground, the tackles and inside 50’s, as well as 3 marks inside 50 that boosted up his score. At this stage the only guy I could potentially see taking his spot is the return of Ben McGlynn. If he has another good game next week and you have a dud rookie, he could be a good fix.

Ryan Davis

SC Price: $102,400 | AF Price: $125,000
Round 1 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 tackles, 2 behinds, 57 SCPoints, 64 AFLPoints, 44 CKPoints

Davis found the ball 17 times, which is a healthy amount, especially for someone who had most of them inside the forward 50 arc, recording 8 possessions inside the GC 50 zone and another 6 in their forward half. The problem was he just didn’t really use it all that well, recording a disposal efficiency of just 53% and missed both his shots on goal. He’s been a goal scorer in his time at the WAFL, so he could have just as easily kicked 2 goals and had a score in the 80’s. Keep an eye on him again, with GC having a few players out, there’s a good chance the more mature Davis could have some nice job security.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $202,800 | AF Price: $260,000
Round 1 Stats: 25 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles, 6 clearances, 69 SCPoints, 97 AFPoints, 58 CKPoints

The stats were there for Parish, but while he scored well in AFL Fantasy they didn’t translate to Supercoach success. His 64% disposal efficiency may have played a part in it, but he had a nice, near 50/50 spread of contested/uncontested ball, 6 tackles and 6 clearances too. Another one like Clayton Oliver where I would have expected him to score higher. Supercoach scoring consistency issues aside, that’s some quality numbers for a first gamer and he looks like a very attractive prospect in CoachKings and if he has another good game next week, he could be in a few more Supercoach sides.

Jade Gresham

SC Price: $144,300 | AF Price: $192,000| CoachKings Price: $3,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Western Bulldogs VS St Kilda (see venues below)
Round 1 Stats: 9 points, 4 tackles, 1 goal, 44 SCPoints, 46 AFPoints, 64 CKPoints

A quiet start for Gresham, with just 9 possessions, but he did kick a goal as well. He did have a nice spread of contested/uncontested and generally used the ball well, so there’s lots of potential there if he can just get the pill a few more times. Only 67% ToG too, so hopefully he can boost that up a tad too. Consider him this week in CoachKings where there won’t be as many cheaper options available for the Bulldogs VS Saints game.


Connor Menadue

SC Price: $155,400 | AF Price: $138,000| CoachKings Price: $4,100
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Richmond VS Collingwood  (see venues below)
Round 1 Stats: 13 disposals 4 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 2 goal assists, 80 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 103 CKPoints

I reckon we all got what we wanted from Menadue in Round 1. A solid score of 80 in Supercoach is pretty good for a F6 or someone you have on your bench. He did some damage up forward, had some tackles and also did some work in the Tigers defensive half, with 54% of his possessions coming in that area of the ground. He did have 3 clangers, with two of them being free kicks he gave away, so if he can clean up his defensive work, he could still get a few extra points there. Solid DE of 77%, and a few rebound 50’s and goal assists to his name too. A must start in CoachKings for the Friday night contest between Richmond and Collingwood.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $137,600 | AF Price: $299,000
Round 1 Stats: 24 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles, 8 Inside 50’s, 6 clearances, 86 SCPoints, 92 AFPoints, 81 CKPoints

I said previously you could probably expect Kerridge to average in the 90’s and he got darn close to that last week, with a first up score of 86 in Supercoach and 92 in AFL Fantasy. Overall I’d be happy with Kerridge’s game though, he rotated through the midfield and half forward, the only thing that likely hurt his score was the 4 clangers to his name. The clearance numbers are there, the inside 50 numbers are there and his disposal count and marks are both high, so there’s still plenty of upside to him. The Kedge is going to be a very good scorer for us this year!

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $187,800 | AF Price: $221,000
Round 1 Stats: 21 disposals, 4 marks, 2 clearances, 1 goal, 3 score assists, 115 SCPoints, 77 AFPoints, 133 CKPoints

Phwoar! That’s what I’m talking about from Kennedy! And the 34% of teams that went in with him will be very happy with what he produced too. He was always likely to be a better “rookie” pick than most since he is coming into his 4th season and has much more development in him.  As evidenced by his heat map below, he didn’t get any real time in the middle, but still put in plenty of work around the ground to ensure that he scored well.

That’s a good sign going forward that he’s not just restricted to forward line duties. He was used mostly as the sub in his 25 games at the Pies, and he continued to build on his great NAB form and showed what he can do when he’s given the opportunity. If he has another great game in Round 2 and you find yourself with a non-performing mid pricer like Jack Steele (assuming he scores poorly again), there could be a downgrade option on the cards. And if he can keep up that type of CoachKings scoring, he’ll be a lock whenever Melbourne plays.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $109,900 | AF Price: $125,000
Round 1 Stats: 11 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 3 goals, 104 SCPoints, 79 AFPoints, 97 CKPoints

Tom Papley showed the ability to kick a goal during the NAB Challenge and he showed he can translate it to the real stuff, kicking 3 goals against the Pies. The concern with him would be that he doesn’t kick 3 goals every week and then sees his scores suffer since he’s not a huge ball winner or anything at this stage, but you certainly can’t fault his first effort. Another Swan I might be concerned loses his spot to McGlynn however. Keep him on your radar as a potential downgrade option for now.

Wayne Milera

SC Price: $175,800 | AF Price: $199,000| CoachKings Price: $3,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Adelaide VS Port Adelaide (SA Venues Only, see venues below)
Round 1 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 40 SCPoints, 32 AFPoints, 52 CKPoints

A quiet game for Milera to begin with, with just 7 disposals and a couple of marks. That’s not a lot different from his NAB Challenge games where he was only getting the pill 10-12 times a game, he just missed those extra points he would have gotten from goal scoring (he did miss one he should have gotten) and being a bit more involved in setting up the ball for other goal scorers.

Not a game I’d be happy about if I owned him, but give him another week (if he plays) and if he puts up the same sort of score then I may consider downgrading him, especially since he’s at the higher end of the price range for a Supercoach/AFL Fantasy forward, or doing a sideways rookie trade to Kennedy (assuming you don’t own him already). He had a reasonable output in CoachKings that could certainly be improved upon this week in the Showdown.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $125,000| CoachKings Price: $3,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Adelaide VS Port Adelaide (SA Venues Only, see venues below)
Round 1 Stats: 9 disposals, 5 marks (2 contested), 3 tackles, 3 behinds, 41 SCPoints, 52 AFPoints, 34 CKPoints

A “could have been” game for McGovern, who missed 3 gettable shots on goal and also had a poor disposal efficiency of just 44%, if he had of rectified any of those he could have scored quite well. He had 15 pressure acts, which was equal 4th highest for the Crows, that’s part of what he’s in the team for, for defensive pressure in the forward half, which isn’t necessarily going to show up in our fantasy football stats. A low score in CoachKings, but if he starts again you could perhaps take a FWD line  punt and select both Milera and McGovern and pump some serious cash into your other lines?


Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $220,800 | AF Price: $232,000
Round 1 Stats: 17 disposals, 7 marks, 94% disposal efficiency, 87SCPoints, 71 AFPoints, 126 CKPoints

An absolutely wonderful debut for the young man, he was quiet in the first half, but worked his way into the game fantastically and he looks like he’s going to match up really well with the likes of Simpson, Rowe and Jamison in Carlton’s back half. He won 77% of his disposals in Carlton’s defensive half, mostly along the 50m arc, so if he’s playing as a floater across half back he should continue to score well. He used the ball terrifically, with a DE of 94% and didn’t record a single clanger. A very encouraging start for the youngster. If you don’t have in your side, I’d still give him another week to properly gauge him, but if he has another good game, I’d consider trading him in, especially if someone like Matthew Dea is average again.

Caleb Marchbank

SC Price: $215,800 | AF Price: $174,000
Round 1 Stats: 15 disposals, 4 marks (2 intercept marks), 4 tackles, 3 reboung 50’s, 6 1%ers, 93 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 118 CKPoints

A great effort for Marchbank to score 93 SCPoints after only averaging 49 during the NAB Challenge. It’ll be very interesting to see if he can keep up that sort of scoring next week though, he played 5 games last year and never scored more than 55 points, and then had scores of 48, 48 and 52 in the NAB Challenge. So is it a case of him showing the potential he has in him, or did he just have a really good game and will drop back to those scores in the 50 range again?

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $183,600 | AF Price: $170,000| CoachKings Price: $3,500
Round 1 Stats: 15 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 93% disposal efficiency, 61 SCPoints, 72 AFPoints, 60 CKPoints

That was the same sort of stat line we saw Dea put up in the NAB Challenge, the problem was for 15 possessions he only gained 42 metres and 11 of his 15 disposals were uncontested. Still, we picked him because we knew he’d be a solid ball user, that didn’t change with his 93% disposal efficiency and 0 clanger count, which is probably a good sign long term for his potential. Stick with him for now.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $155,000| CoachKings Price: $4,200
Featured CoachKings Contest:  Saturday, Western Bulldogs VS St Kilda  (see venues below)
Round 1 Stats: 15 disposals, 8 marks, 82 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 123 CKPoints

A great first up game for Adams who spent the day deep in defence, but found plenty of the ball, with 8 marks, 3 of which were inctercept marks and a fantastic kick that he used to great effect on a few occasions. A 93% disposal efficiency is quite good for a backman, who are sometimes not the greatest users of the ball by foot. The great thing about Adams is he’s one of the few DEF/FWD eligible players, so if you’re happy with your two defensive bench players you can always trade him in for a forward, or vice versa. If you’re playing CoachKings on Saturday night then go and make him your first picked in your forward or backline, depending on where you find the best value. He’s in my backline this week.


None… Unless you count Marc Pittonet as a good option, but chances are he won’t play against the Eagles with Johnathan Ceglar returning


Jimmy Toumpas –For SA CoachKings players, keep an eye out for the Toump. He had a solid 25 possession game in the SANFL last week and with Matt White getting injured and Hamish Hartlett under an injury cloud he could slot straight in to and make his Power debut in the Showdown. He has an elevated price in Supercoach/AFL Fantasy, but only costs $3,900 in CoachKings. A nice midfield option to consider if you want to save some money.

And that’ll be it for me this week. Any rookies you’re considering swapping to? Or are you looking to lock in a particular guy in your CoachKings side?

Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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Hotel Barkly – St Kilda
Doyles Bridge Hotel – Mordialloc
Trios Sports Club – Cranbourne
The Wonthaggi Club – Wonthaggi
Caledonian Hotel – Wonthaggi


Torrens Arms Hotel – Kingswood
The Morphett Arms Hotel – Glengowrie
Arkaba Hotel – Fullarton
Warradale Hotel – Warradale
Renmark Club – Up on the Murray in Renmark


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hold Mitch Robinson or trade to Ben Kennedy and upgrade somewhere else ?


Personally I would hold players if they are playing until after round 2 when the price changes will come into effect. It also gives you a little more time to judge scoring potential.


I'd still hold for 1 more week.


I've got him too, I'm keeping him on the bench this week and putting Menadue on field.


Just one thing I picked up, you mention Darcy Parish scoring 97 AF points and 69 SC which you thought would be higher and mention the inconsistencies with SC scoring yet he only scored 58 CK points. Is there a typo/score mix up in there?


Nope, numbers are correct. AFL Fantasy goes off raw stat numbers, but I just didn't see anything particularly bad in his game that would lead to a lower CK/SC score.


Great stuff Barron!
What's your thoughts on a couple of other rookie pricers, Dunkley and Mitch Brown? I've got Gresham but might consider Dunkley to get back some cash but the question is his JS. Does Brown's low rd 1 score worry you?


Brown is likely to stay in that 50-60 range I think. It is what it is at this stage, unless you didn't pick up Adams there's not a heap of great options down back ATM.


And hard to tell with Dunkley. If Gresham plays and they both score well I probably wouldn't make a trade, opening up 30K at this point in time probably isn't as important perhaps as that trade may be for you later in the year.

Reckon rookie for rookie trades should only be for guys who blew our balls off so to speak. Milera for Kennedy or Adams for Brown, that sort of level, otherwise I'd stick fat for the moment.


baron who should be onfield mills or hewitt also dea or tippa


any thoughts


I'm sticking with Mills and Dea this week.


tnx baron 4 the reply ill stick with the same


Shhhhh……. add Ciaren Byrne to your watch list people.
He might not play this week but he'll be perfect for the rookie trade down in about Round 5-6.
Just Saying.

Better Luck Next Yr

Nice one Barron!

I went for Shane Edwards as a POD and given his injury not sure what to do.

Have Barlow, Edwards, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, B Kennedy (AWT, Grimley) and $7k in bank so can't afford anyone over $500k

Do I hold, go to say Zach Merrett (to many bombers?) or Trade down to say Menadue.




plat tippa/woody 10 possys 4 50pts this week 15possys 75pts this week


There's a chance he returns next week, so I'd wait for the injury report to come out then before making a move.


Sam Gray


Hiscox is another swan rookie who has been doing everything right and have heard he is very close to a game

Average Joe

I think he broke either the draft combine sprint or 3 km times.

But if he does get in, who gets pushed out? And with McVeigh (and Rohan?) to return soon what happens to all of our swan rookies?

Bells E Bubb

Rohan will be a while yet. Not an issue until after culling time. I reckon they could rest them on a rotating basis. Give them 3/4 games, then a rest.
Personally I hope Zak Jones has a good game this weekend as I have him (my cunning plan when Hartley wasn't named) and think he could be under the pump when McV is ready next week if Hewett and Papley are still playing well.

I N Pieman

Nice one BVC. I'm still filthy I got rid of papley last Saturday. Think he might have a JS for a while


I got rid of him too. Might have to waste a trade on getting rid of McCarthy for him! Ah well.


Wouldn't be jumping off McCarthy or Gresham just yet.
I think they may be starters for the next few rounds at least.
Not sure about Papley . If he scores 100 + this week I will reconsider …

Great article btw Barron. Always insightful and entertaining.


I'm starting to think that Tom Hickey is looking like a good option
– 375k
– scored 157 last (i know it was against lobbe but showed his ceiling)
– will take majority of the ruck contest
– draw not that bade early
– FWD/RUCK swing if any of my ruck men go down
– with that big score will have a small breakeven and should have good cash generation
– only negative is his body if he stays fit i personally believe he can average 90-100


Yep, I would wait another round and see what he throws up! He surely can be the Stef Martin of 2016 in all likelihood.


If Billy Longer doesn't play all year he will go well.


I would love him to post another big score. Having a ruck/fwd as back up, that can score well as a forward keeper, gives great insurance with our set and forget rucks. It would allow me to replace a certain backman with shoulder problems, with Weitering, and get great cover. Last year I was too slow on big Maxy. If the opportunity exists, I'm on.

Paulie Walnuts

Jayden Short has been upgraded to the Tigers Senior List today with Conca placed on the Long Term Injury List – He's one to put onto your watch list @ 117,300 Mid / Fwd , might even get a start tonight.

Pap Smear

AFL reports Greene is gonna be axed by gws


I guess we shouldn't be surprised after his lamentable performance on the weekend. Intensity and effort levels were well below AFL standard.

If true at least it would simplify the decision for coaches who have him on whether to hold or trade this week.


I will be dropping him if he is not named.
However I fear when he learns his lesson and comes back he will go boom with 15 tons on the trot, just like he did in the back end of 2014


So your advice is to trade him if he's not named? I had a young man by the name of Patrick Cripps last year, he scored 50 in round one, then was dropped for round two and I traded him. The rest, as they say, is history.

BTW, if I was to trade Greene it would require two trades


On the extended bench for now so we will know his fate in about 24hrs.

I see a difference in keeping the faith with a $200K non playing rookie on the bench like Cripps compared to a $450K guy you're expecting a fat wad of points from each week who gets dropped.

So if he gets the @arse tomorrow I think even Jock may say see you later ole mate to Toby. Although the poor bugger has a few other issues to deal with this weekend with the Sidebum suspension along with Simpkin who 100% got dropped.

But that doesn't mean everyone has to dump Greene if he goes back to the NEAFL. So you can certainly keep the faith if you like but your patience could get tested if the weeks drag on.

But first things first let's see if he survives the cut tomorrow Pinidu.


Yes, fair points mate. Thank you for those words of wisdom. I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed till tomorrow night. If he's axed….I'll probably have to downgrade Lincoln McCarthy to J. Short and then upgrade Greene to Sam Gray.


Don't trade to Short, only playing because of injuries. Bloody surprised Lennon hasn't got a gig tbh

Pap Smear

Dont up grade to Greene ??? if anything downgrade to De Geoy……Greene looking like he might be on the outside looking in after last weeks deplorable showing.


If you have a Kennedy type that you can put in his place I would suggest holding.
If you don't then DeGooey (forgive my spelling) might be a good option.
Personally I am going to save a trade on him for the moment and see how things pan out.


Yes holding a week and reassessing the options the following week is always a viable option especially if you have reasonable cover.

Obviously I'm a believer in De Goey as he's in my team so would support that transaction too.

But maybe we're all jumping the gun here so let's see what happens 6pm AEDT tomorrow first.

Boltons Blues

straight drop to B Kennedy (i know, rookie for not picking him in the first place)


I plan on doing the exact same thing in my RDT side so we are all wiser in hindsight BB.

Shake n bake

Greene down to Kennedy the only change I'm makin this week even if he's playin or not!


I'm hearing he and Steele are training with the reserves side so you'd think they're both dropped. Honestly, I think it's a blessing in disguise for anyone who owns him/them. He's a dud, no good finding the footy 30 times if u waste it. Was never going to take Trelors spot with all the talent they have. It'll cost you trade, but you didn't lose money and you get to take a pod now like Merrett or maybe Zorko. Win.


Im trading
And i have no coin either
So im looking at bringing in rich and swapping someone to the fwds
He looks like he was tagging
So if thats the case against melbourne just think about what he'll be doing against better sides


Is there one big jock Reynolds community group SuperCoach code ????




2 rookie spots on field, who should fill them?

Mills, Oliver, Hewett, Menadue or Davis?


It's a lottery mate. Oliver against the Dons is a good bet, Hewett or Mills for the other spot


probably mills and oliver hewitt mightbe different instead of mills menadue emerg


Agree with Kev however for what its worth Menadue & Mills will be starting in my 22 – Then again I don't have Oliver if I did he will be my first choice against Essendon.


Adcock upgraded at the Doggies.


Zac Dawson 146 coachking points


Big points for defensive work!

Bells E Bubb

They call him MR 1%er.
After his high school math scores.


Nice work BVC. What's your thoughts on mccarthy? Put team last week as a bench warmer but didn't do a great deal D/E think was the killer. Will give him another week but may swing mendaue fwd and trade mccarthy to one of mills, Oliver or parish as my m8. Depends how they go this week of course.


Don't reckon he'll ever score super high. I'd give him another week. Another score in the 40's and if Papley has a big one I might consider a trade.


Hi Barron nice summary.Your thoughts on Lincoln McCarthy for the cats?


See above, Richard!


I don't see him mentioned Barron

Dillon Panthers

I think he means the comment above mate


Made a late trade last weekend: Fyfe and non-playing rookie for Jelwood and Ben Kennedy. Cheering.

Dom Hope

Let me know how you're feeling next week when Fyfe pulls a 150 and Selwood an 80


I won't mind given I made that trade before round one. Some people have problems with reading comprehension it seems. It was late. But before any of them played. So I picked up Kennedy last minute and dodged Fyfes stinker. Couldn't have kept Fyfe and still afforded Kennedy. I'll pick him up again at a tidy discount down the track.


Thats a pretty stupid move doing it before round 2 started mate.
You can click on (Reverse Changes) to undo your trades but this only works if you made the trades after round 1 and once each round starts then trades can NOT be reversed. If you made your trade after round 1 then I suggest if you had half a brain you would click on Reverse Change.


Where is the Reverse Trades button??? I can't find it anywhere.


Ok, finally found it. Phew!


Did it before they played round one. Therefore it was a pretty bloody good trade.

Southern S

Calm down guys he also traded a non playing rookie for Ben Kennedy…..which is a wise move.

Not sure I'd get selwood though, better players around that price.

Locked and Loaded

The logic of some of you this year is laughable!! He obviously made that trade before last weeks games and secondly better players than Selwood for that price… What are you smoking???? When has Selwood started a season at 565k??? Value personified


Yeah sorry for the confusion, I made that trade before round one. That's why I was happy with it haha.


Dodged a bullet bro.

I loved the "watch when selwood gets an 80 this week"lmao he has a 140 average against the giants in his last three games against them lol…… yes the giants are better but its joel selwood. cheapest youll see him all year thats for sure


Not sure if it has been mentioned, but Hewitt is 123k isn't he?

Average Joe

yeh, probably put davis' price down by mistake


Harltey and Jayden short are in!

Average Joe

Jayden Short will probably be dropped after lids and edwards come back


Most likely will. I don't have him and will wait until he's on the bubble. Hopefully he is dropped but comes back in a few rounds time.


Hardwick earmarked him for Edwards' position. Can't see Short hanging around for long enough to make any significant coin


Toby Greene in the squad.

Average Joe

He could still be dropped


Most definitely. Named on bench with Steele. Given Stewart was omitted, you would think if GWS wanted to send a message, they'd do something similar to Greene as well.


Tom Cole in for the Eagles. Could be a potential cow.


Simpkin omitted.


Yeah that's not going to lift Jock's mood. Didn't he say something along the lines that he was fully confident Simpkin would outscore the Mills boy? Gee it's going to make that pretty tricky now. 🙂


The only jock advice I listened to this year, and put Simpkin in my midfield…..I have mills too tho. Trying to work out how I can turn Simpkin into JJ now


Sounds good dog. I'd love to get JJ in myself but it would stuff up my team to do so as all my premo defenders performed well enough last weekend. At least you now have a good excuse to make that happen.


Can't do it in 1 trade. Will just hold him, see what teams look like next week and who scores well. On the upside, first time in 3 years I haven't lost a premo to injury or suspension in rd1

Pap Smear

Honestly I think its time for Jock to hang up the boots like he said how Ablett was old and cant preform? Starting to think the same with Jock and it might to be time for him to pass the torch to Lekdog? Obviously not leading the community in the right direction but in the wrong direction based on his side. Maybe Jock is getting old and senile possible dementia? Looks like a walrus and sweats beer based on his rather sub than par physical fitness? Maybe a fitness program and laying off the Carlton Draught might help to clear his mind?


haha I think you are right Paps, he may need to hand over the reins to someone who can coach a good side and make good decisions 🙂


Pap goes whack. Big Call. It's a sprint not a marathon but Jock will be needing to make up some serious ground. Having Sidebum and Simpkin hurts, but not fatal. Best to save these comments until seasons end.

Pap Smear

LOL ya ok

Pap Smear

Didn't say it was fatal…..behind the 8 ball for sure… like crazy just to" TRY" to be respectable


Wash ya mouth out Pap, Jock is king. The community wouldn't be what it is today without him putting in the hard yards. This site has risen from the ashes after it was nearly dead and buried last year.

So he's had some bad luck early, guarantee it'll happen to you too throughout the year


Looking forward to see how Charlie Curnow plays.

Bells E Bubb

Will be lucky to touch it v a rampaging Swans outfit.

Southern S

Dunno he's a pretty AFL ready looking unit. That saying locking him in at the start of the year would've been odd as he wasn't named, and trading to him this week would idiotic.

Southern S

would be*


Does anyone know if Keays will be far away? Hoping he plays soon.

Average Joe

He might not get a game at all this year, would think that once mathison comes back he wouldn't get a game

Average Joe

Ciaran Byrne and Charlie Curnow were both named in the 25 man squad, should see at least one of them play this round


Hope its Curnow, I had him in my side from the first draft but had to take him out coz he wasn't named.


Worth trading Kommer to Kennedy??
Stuck with McCarthy on field who didnt score many last week, feel like Kennedy could get me more, and just move McCarthy to bench


Ben Kennedy is a must have Jacko. You need to think how you can get him into your team either this week or next – it's really just that simple in my view.

And with the Dees playing the Dons he seems ideal to have on the field this weekend.


Kommer was named. Not sure on his JS but he's been in the system for a few years. Not sold on McCarthy.


Looked the goods but clangers is what killed him!


I feel like ill get more out of Kennedy than I will out of Kommer


Agree, but maybe consider getting rid of McCarthy instead of Kommer?


Hmm yeah might just leave it a week and see how they perform this week! Cheers Lads

Pap Smear

You have no clue if ur even asking that question? Kennedy to Kommer? You should be embarrassed asking such a stupid question and that you think is really viable!


If you actually read the question, it says "kommer to kennedy?"

Pap Smear

Ok fair enough I did not read right! I thought you were saying going down from Kennedy to Kommer.


Think the Pap Smear needs a pap smear on his brain. lol

If I were you Jacko I would play Kommer over McCarthy this week and trade out McCarthy for Kennedy just before round 3, the only reason I say this is just in case Kennedy injures himself this week.
Otherwise if you really want Kennedy this week then pis$ off McCarthy, if he didn't kick 2 goals his score would have been more embarrassing and I doubt he will kick 2 goals each week, not to mention his breakeven is just negative 8 meaning he will make the least amount of cash from our rookies, unless he goes out there and scores a 100+ on Sunday.


Yeah good advice, thanks mate!


You should read properly ya fool.

Pap Smear

Eat sh*t and die


If you weren't so drunk, and could read, you'd have read that Jacko asked about trading "Kommer to Kennedy", idiot, don't go abusing people online because you're a drunken illiterate idiot.


I think if you have Kommer and not Kennedy with enough cash in the bank, you should be embarrassed as it is.


Thoughts on Aaron Hall playing well this weekend against freo?

Pap Smear

This weekend? All year!


ahaha rightio


I was hoping Gresham got dropped so I can use my loophole on Goldy.
However now I have Motlop on the extended bench but im sure he will play, my only non player is Grimley so my only real options are Laird or Rance. If I had to chose I would chose Rance to be my VC without any real confidence to be honest.

Unless I just chuck the VC on Goldy and throw the C on Ablett just in case there is a late withdrawal.


This is why you need loopholes. I've started year with two.


Not sure about Toby Greene named on the extended bench and likely to be dropped based on that appalling display last weekend. Not sure if I should pull the gun on him just yet. A week in the NEAFL could be all he needs to get his form back and I could use him to loophole a rookie.

Plus I already have Hall and have no cash to upgrade him so my only options would be to downgrade him to either Hickey or Stringer and I don't really feel confidant in either of them.

Pap Smear

Plays Sunday so you have some time….wait and see?


Greene could be a handy loophole option this week if he doesn't play, with Kennedy, Kerridge and Menadue performing well in my forward line.

Paulie Walnuts

Gotta laugh at some of the Top 5 Trade Ins and Outs at the bottom of our Teams Page


Where exactly can i see this?


At the bottom of your team page! Just click on "most traded"link below the goals of your team.


I agree. Absolutely ridiculous the amount of people jumping off Fyfe and Barlow after just one round. And the amount of potential suckers trading in Tom Hickey? I mean, why not wait just one week? No price changes…….And as we all know, one week is a looong time in Football. No trades for me this week. Keeping em safe in the bank.


All i get is sportsbet odds at the bottom of my team page. Can it be veiwed on mobile devices?


I don't have it either. Hate the new layout. Why do they have to change it so drastically every year?


Mmm.. That"s an interesting one.
The Dons will have a revolving door policy this year.
Kommer is named this week so see how he goes.
If it doesn't pan out get Kennedy next week. Otherwise don't burn a trade on a round 1 score.

Bells E Bubb

What is this Coachkings thing you speak of? I've not heard of it before.

Southern S

It's all over this website, plenty of information available if you use your peepers.

Puck Jump

Cannot believe u havent seen the sarcasm dripping off the Bells…


Where have you been Bells!!


Looking forward to a knocking a head off a few chamomile tea's with Higgo tomorrow night at Doyles.


Any coaches who have Mitch Robinson looking to trade him out this week? (I don't have Robbo)

But if you had the extra 44K, you could grab Zorko the magnificient in one single trade!! In doing so, you would own a super POD player. As he was suspended last week, virtually no coaches would have him at the moment. Also, many coaches with Robbo dont have the 44K to upgrade to Zorko and will probably go to someone like Hall or Sam Gray.

IMO this move could prove to be a very nice little shark move.

Zorko will be fresh after his little break last week, he didnt have to travel to Perth last week, is playing at home this round, AND he will not be competing with Robbo and Dayne Beams for SC points for the next month or so.

His pre season form was excellent also. Food for though for cashed up Robinson owners!!



Not that it is relevant to me, but was thinking of starting with zorko last week knowing that no prick would have him. Great comment hawk


Nice suggestion there tophawk.

If you've got the cash it could be a tough choice between he and The Chad.

I also like S.Gray as a replacement for Robbo especially if you have insufficient funds for the other two options.


I have robbo but will be waiting a week to see if he comes back for cats. He has very low ownership so want to stick with him as a pod.


Yep waiting a week is always an option to weigh up and consider too.


Very gd point tophawk & this is exactly the dilemma im experiencing @ the moment. I said 2 myself im not trading 1st wk, but unfortunately the sc gods have cursed me again with injuries 2 robbo & mcgovern. Do i hold on robbo or trade him 2 zorko (massive pod) or similar priced players in gray & zerrett. My concern with zorko i think he could start slow with the lions difficult draw?


Well he certainly was not slow in the pre season. Zorko looked very sharp, especially in NAB 3. You do not really have to do anything right now. Just see how he goes this weekend. Mc Govern has been named for West Coast.

But if you foresee short term future issues in your team, then the Robbo>Zorko trade is an option for you this week.

Just my take of course.


i was lucky enough to start with zorko last week. allowed me to loop ablett (though lost points ultimately by doing so instead of capt josh kennedy) and also take an emergency score from ben kennedy. hope he lives up to his billing, but he has served me well so far


Sensational wrap up of the rookies there Barron. Comprehensive, detailed & worth it's weight in gold…


Cheers, Shinboner!


would you poleaxe polec??? or poleaxe yourself for picking him in the first place?

polec and simpkin out > JJ and papley in

Southern S

Papley is a bad move and isn't guaranteed to play all year.

But yeah you got polec and simpkin both bad picks so if I was you I'm not sure what I'd do honestly.

Steve Habboush

Stick with Polec – he was always going to start the season slow – first game back after a long time off and he will have JS – he's good for 450K that means 150K in the bank

The Ranger

Love ya work Barron, thanks mate.


Thanks, Ranger!


G'day community
is it worth trading a playing rookie for a non playing rookie to let me do captaincy loophole for this week?


I gotta say Tim, I don't agree with the whole loophole thing, you're exposing yourself to a doughnut if someone in that line is a late withdrawl, I reckon just trust your captain choice and live with it.


No it may help your team short team but you will be sacrificing points later on.


Pendlebury averages 107 (from 11 games since 2011) without Swan, and 105 (from 6 games since 2014). If he keeps this average he will be a top 12-15 midfielder this year. Not bad, but GAJ is currently $4K cheaper and looks every bit a top 3 midfielder this year. Obviously started well in R1, and averaged 134 from his five full games last year. If he can stay on the park, I think he definitely outscores Pendles for the year. Been trying to stay firm all week but these numbers are really tempting me to do a 'corrective' from Pendles to Ablett. Also have Danger, Priddis, Ward and Rockliff in my midfield. Anyone else considering this move?


Im jealous of your conundrum and cant help you.


well I suppose that is encouraging … I forgot to mention that those figures don't include his 89 last week so those numbers will be a bit lower. Interestingly, Beams played in 8 of the 10 games that Swan missed from '11 to '14 and didn't go lower than 120 (avg 147). Sidebottom played in all 10 for an average of 111. Kind of tells me that Pendles takes the brunt of Swan's absence and others prosper. Perhaps a reason to hang on to sidebottom and maybe jump on treloar?

Pap Smear

LOL….go for it!


not convinced? I'm still not sure either!

Pap Smear

you are fool if you trade out pendels


do u barrack for collingwood?


Giday Brook, I'd try to find a way to get Gaz into your team without trading Pendles out, he's one of the best, and a keeper for sure.


I agree with Russ, trading a keeper for a keeper is a waste of a trade.


yes yes, don't trade premiums – find the money elsehwere


who do i start on field this week adams or dea

Pap Smear

Adams….you really needed to question that?


I reckon Adams James, he's ready made, 95kg, 195cm, great sized defender who can take a great mark and kicks long and accurately. 22 years old, so not too green either.



Pap Smear

LOL go for it!!!


It's a fair question, you don't have to be an asshole about it, or maybe you do?


Community I need some advice from you all on a certain M. Robinson

If I keep him I have to play M. Adams as my F6, otherwise I can trade him to A. Hall and be $72K better off!

I also have the option of keeping him for another week and scouting out any possible options

Again, would love to hear everyone's opinions, constructive criticism always welcome!


Giday Connor, Robbo might only be out a week, Adams is a solid choice for a backup, he's a good defender and a keeper IMO. Dpp is a bonus.


Robinson to Hall +72k is a very solid trade I think mate but I don't think it would hurt to wait a week. You have good cover in Adams


Is it worth pulling the trigger Rampe to JJ?

If Rampe could only muster 79 v a hopeless pies outfit I'm now worried about his scoring potential.


Give him another week I reckon Doc, prices don't change until after round 3 so it can't hurt to wait, Rampe is usually pretty solid.


Nah, chasing last weeks points Doc

Southern S

79 is not a bad score.


Thoughts on Robo to:

Johannisen with Menadue on field
Hall with Dea on field

Southern S

I'd want both those players but not sure how you are going to manage that.

Hall before JJ though, and I think Dea and Adams have good job security.


I'd look at brown to robo bringing in JJ then Steel to Hall if bank allows.


Hi community

Please help

Biggs, Sheridan or Mckenzie?




Sheridan at the moment! His in my team already

But Biggs looks good and if he goes big again this week I'll be upgrading Dea to Biggs for sure.

If you can hold the trade off this week, I would wait and make the call after this round.


Hold this week, G. Be interesting to see how Sheridan goes with Johnson back in the team.


Thanks Harley and kev


McK- but hold a week – McK has a career average in the 70s which mean you'll pick up about 150K – i think biggs wont go 150K higher than what he currently is, he might pick up 50K value at most ….. so for someone that's unlikely to be in your best team that you'll trade at the end, you've got to look at whos the better cash cow…. McK wins


its probably too late to be thinking about this guy, but Burgoyne might be a smokie. Last year when Hodge and lewis were out for a few weeks, he spent alot of time in the guts and knocked out a few very big scores.

With hodge, Hill and sheils out for a few weeks, he will be getting plenty of time in the mids, and he is still playing very good footy.

He has played more games of footy in the last 5 years than any other AFL player!


Jump on him Derek?

Seems a bit too risky for me.


my defence is ok for now.

Burgoyne scored a lazy 95 last week. I can see him scoring over 100+ while Hodge is out.

Southern S

Plays too many defensive roles. Not worth it when he gets a string of 70's and crap.


Hewett, Kerridge or Davis onfield?


Kerridge worried about Hewett on extended bench.


Hewett and Kerridge have higher ceilings

Southern S

Kerridge without a doubt.


Mills or Hewett in my starting team?


Mills, Hewett is on extended bench


Flip a coin


Neither are particularly strong as I'm deep in mid/ruck but I wasn't thrilled looking at playing Dea, Brown or Tippa on field.

D – Shaw, Sheridan, Lonergan, Weitering, Adams, Dea, (Brown, AMT)

F – Barlow, Robo, Steele, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Menadue, McCarthy)

I guess if Steele happens to get dropped I might need to roll the Hall trade.


Get jj, too risky playing both Adams and dea imo


Great Right up Barron! Thanks Mate!


Should i burn a trade bringing in a bench rookie in the backline got 66k in the kitty to upgrade the 102ks if yes

Southern S

Got marcus adams? If you do could look at getting hartley too.

I'd wait till after this round though.


VC God or Goldy?
Using Ruggles and Weitering to loophole.

Southern S

Maybe Goldy? Goldy's scores against Brisbane were 127 and 157 last year.

I also think GCS will be surprisingly competitive over in Perth and Ablett will score well.


With all the Greene rumours I'm think of trading him out for Stringer. Thoughts?

Southern S

If that's the only trade you're thinking of doing over the first few rounds then just wait till next week.

Although if he's not named to play when they announce the final bench on Saturday then I'd probably ditch him this week.


Kommer, McCarthy or McGovern for Jed Anderson (can't afford wells). Short possibly?

Southern S

I wouldn't be trading any of those guys into my team. I have McCarthy already but wouldn't waste a trade on guys with limited scoring potential and JS.

This is what happens when you leave zero $ in the kitty, corrective trades turn into a nightmare and you can't get who you want.


ablett injured again???????!!!!!!!!!!!!


April fools?