The PANIC ROOM – Round 2

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Here we are, community! Round one has come and gone, our sides are locked in and the REGRET has begun.

The regret of picking Shannon Hurn over Brodie Smith, the regretful thought that Ben Kennedy was too expensive, and of course, the big one for many of us – including the great man Jock Reynolds himself – the decision to not select Gary Ablett Jnr.

Some of us had a great weekend, including inner sanctum member Maso, who clocked up a mammoth 2451 this week, while for others – my side of potatoes included – the sweetest thing we got close to was chocolate.

Scott UndePendlebury, Tom Rockliff, Heath Shaw, Teen Wolf Fyfe and sidekick/Brownlow date Michael Barlow and The Butcher of Blacktown, Toby Greene, all had stinkers.

But one week does not maketh the human. Round one is where those with luck often shine, before being brought down to earth as point of difference calls like Josh J Kennedy, David Zaharakis, Kane Lambert and Tom Hickey – who I will discuss – fall back to Earth.

Or at least I bloody well hope so.

Anyway. This is the panic room! What the blazes are we doing around carefully analysing stuff? LET’S PANIC!


That’s the spirit, Milhouse!


Here we go, this is more like it. Round one served up a plate of Stuff You And Your Point of Difference Selections to go along with the lovely, steaming pile of Regret For All The Picks You Didn’t Make. Mmm-mmmm, yumyumyum.

We had Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge breaking his wrist, and gun Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom suspended for two games, heading off the list of players who need to be traded.

Speaking of that list, Pie Dane Swan has suffered a broken leg, and if you are one of the 1.9% of sides with him, he’s gotta go.

Jed Anderson joins Swan on the long term injury list having done a hamstring. Flick him if you’ve got him.

Troy Sam McClure, who you may remember from such shows as Sports Today and I Hate Supercoach Sometimes, says Scott Pendlebury is carrying sore ribs into tomorrow night’s game and won’t be 100%. There’s no danger of him missing, according to McClure, but his inside work will likely be diminished. Expect another week of regret for selecting him over Gary Ablett or Matthew Priddis.

A trifecta of calf injuries is concerning animal rights activists, as Suns recruit Matt Rosa will miss a game, while flog-turned-floggy-leader Mitch Robinson from the Lions is out for a few and rookie Daniel Rioli has disappeared almost as quickly as he arrived. All three have done something to their calves, which begs the question; is drug abuse or young cow abuse is the real problem facing the AFL today?

I’m sorry. That joke was… udderly… awful.


I’ll stop for real now.

Rosa and Rioli should be back next week and shouldn’t need a trade, but Robinson could miss two and could warrant a trade.

If you toyed with mid-priced Essendon prospects Jonathon Simpkin or Craig Bird, you’re going to have to trade to a Ben Kennedy or Daniel Wells, as both of them have been overlooked for selection after their lacklustre attempts at doing the football thing on the weekend.

Melbourne rookie Oscar McDonald will miss this week for the Demons after doing an ankle, but fear not, for they have been bolstered by the inclusion of Heritier ‘The Gift’ Lumumba who will hopefully win Essendon the game off his own ego.

Dayne Zorko returns in all his magnificent glory on Saturday, and should be a big consideration for Coach Kings sides. Also returning is the big friendly giant Aaron Sandilands, who should bolster the scores of Nat Fyfe and Michael Barlow.

Heading the inclusions list is Essendon rookie Michael Hartley, who if you ask me should have been selected last week, but no, the selection committee “don’t listen to angry letters from people on the internet.” Pfft.

We also have Kade Kolodjashnij returning from his mystery illness, new Eagle Lewis Jetta and fantasy football flog Dale Thomas being selected for their first games of 2016.

Still absent is Brett ‘Where the bloody hell are you?’ Deledio, who evidently decides he doesn’t want to start playing football before April every year. Sam Grimely is also sitting, unselected, in a lot of R3 positions, which still has me puzzled. In fact, only 4 top up players have been named for the Dons, with Matty Dea, Matthew Stokes and James Kelly joining Ryan Crowley.

As has been said by everyone this week, don’t trade unless someone’s injured. We don’t have enough information to go against all our pre-season research. Give them another week – yes, even Toby bloody Greene. Hold, community.


Breakevens aren’t a thing until next week, so I don’t have to google how to spell Dan Aykroyd’s name for another week.


New year, new segments – in The Talking Point, I’ll give my two cents on the biggest question of the week. Hit me up on Twitter if you want a question brought up!

This week, Tom Hickey from the Saints is up for discussion after being the second ruckman to feast on the flayed carcass of Matthew Lobbe. He scored a mammoth 157 points on the weekend, collecting the pill 20 times – 13 contested at 70% efficiency – to go with six clearances and 56 hitouts.

This kid has talent, and Mick the Mad Irishman loves him, but hold, community. We’re not at danger of seeing his current 375k price shoot up for another week, so see how he goes against the Dogs. However, keep in mind the Dogs are the one side who would be a worse yardstick in ruck stocks than the Lobbe-lead Power.


A stable of last year’s Panic Room has been taken on by the great Barron Von Crow, who gives much better insight than I ever had time to. I wish I had time to reproduce his incredible, awe-inspiring captaincy Scouting Report, but alas I cannot. Lek’s brilliant cheat sheet will help plug some of that gap, so make sure you check that out.

However, I will throw my top 3 captaincy picks up each week in a new segment I call…


The lazy man’s captain’s corner, Captain A-meh-Rica will list two solid VC options, two blokes you can count on and one sneaky smokie. It’s for blokes who have done no captaincy research by a bloke who’s done very little captaincy research.

Because the pun “Captain A-Mare-Ica” will get old quickly (see, it’s already on its last legs), let’s hope I don’t have to use it often.

This week, early games see Collingwood play, which would ordinarily see us jumping on Scott Pendlebury. However, with news of his injured ribs, I’d steer clear and look to Robbie Gray in Showdown XXXX (the Showdown for More Beer), who averaged 128 in Showdowns last year. I’d have no problems backing Tom Rockliff to go big against North.

On the big gold C, I’d trust Nat Fyfe – with the return of Aaron Sandilands – or Gary Ablett to carry the standard for us. Both are guns of the supercoach world.

My smokie option this week is Maxy Gawn. Coming up against a woeful Essendon side with an underdone Matthew Luenhameneggenburger he might score BIG.

That’s it from me, community. I’ve made enough bad jokes and written enough incoherent words for this week. I’ll do my best to flit in and out of the comments, so hopefully I’ll see you there! Good luck this week, community.





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Coach Kings Victorian Round 2 Fixture

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Kang Van Der Bang · 01/04/2016 at 10:40

Hi Community should I start Charlie Mills VS Carlton or Dunkly VS the Saints this week?

    Matt · 01/04/2016 at 13:56

    Mills I reckon

    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:27

    Mills all the way.

Kang Van Der Bang · 01/04/2016 at 10:41

Callum Mills*

    Pinidu · 01/04/2016 at 10:51

    Definitely Mills v Carlton mate. McVeigh isn't back yet so Mills will get plenty of the pill across half back.

Pinidu · 01/04/2016 at 10:50

Community, I'm in a bit of a predicament right now and I need some help.

Here's my starting lineup:
Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weitering, Dea, Adams (Brown, AMT)
Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Pendles, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Parish (Hewett, Dunkley, Davis)
Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)
Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Papley, McCarthey)

I have 14.5K in the bank.
As you can see my two main problems are:
– I don't have Ben Kennedy
– I have Toby Greene

I'm looking to upgrade Greene to Sam Gray and bring in Ben Kennedy before round 3 when the prices change. However, I'm happy to wait another week and see how Greene goes against the Cats. If I don't trade this week I'll be unable to make both changes next week due to insufficient funds. Should I bring in Kennedy now or downgrade McCarthy to Hartley (via DPP) in order to have enough money for next week?

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure what course of action I should take.

    Dan · 01/04/2016 at 11:21

    Mate you can't chase every player. Just hold your trades, your team looks solid enough. Kennedy the only one id worry about getting after this round.

      Tret · 01/04/2016 at 11:23

      Why not just trade Greene to BKennedy and save a double trade

        Pinidu · 01/04/2016 at 11:26

        I'm worried about how that will affect my structure. My FWD line suddenly becomes very shallow.

          Tret · 01/04/2016 at 11:32

          Ben Kennedy looks like having better output than Toby Greene at the moment and with Wells and Kerridge both looking like pumping out solid scores weekly, I think you should be fine having those 4 on field. Plus, you have money in the warchest to upgrade and bring in another premium as soon as a cash cow tops out in price. Need to save trades

          Kev · 01/04/2016 at 11:32

          I agree with Dan here, stick by Greene. Some short term pain maybe but when he's on song he can go large.

          I'm in a similar boat that I can't get BK in because I don't have the $$. Would rather hold off than making a double trade just to get him in when I'll only trade him out later.

            Pinidu · 01/04/2016 at 11:48

            Thanks fellas, I appreciate all your help. I think I'll go with what Dan suggested for this week and then reassess the situation next week. If BK becomes a 'must have' I might go with Tret's suggestion or trade Parish for him.

              Grahame Lebroy · 01/04/2016 at 11:58

              I wouldn't change your structure by going Greene to Kennedy. I would look at either Mills or Parish to Kennedy.
              But in saying that I don't think Kennedy is going to pump out 100+ scores consistently. He will have quiet games as well. If u think Kennedy will score more than Mills or Parish over say first 10 weeks or so make the trade, if not hold firm.

            Matt · 01/04/2016 at 14:53

            If you watched how Greene play last week you would be trading him too. Why do you reckon he is training with the reserve team this week. If he had not have kicked the last goal would have been lucky to break 30.

    Josh · 01/04/2016 at 12:56

    I'm having the exact same thoughts
    As I don't have Ben ken and have Greene
    As tempting as it is
    I don't think Ben Kennedy will keep up scoring 115
    Imo he would be lucky to avg 80, so don't stress to much
    Although if there is a way of getting him in do it.

      Dean · 01/04/2016 at 17:19

      Greene to Kennedy do the trade this week. Melbourne Vs. Essendon = Kennedy will score 110+

      Greene will score 60 tops if he isn't a late out, the guy is a spud.

Chill · 01/04/2016 at 11:00

Patch, still feeling ok about the Suckling pick? I have him too…

crown · 01/04/2016 at 11:10

Anyone worth their weight in salt (i.e., people that finish in top1% regularly) know that you should not make any changes to your team until round 6 or 7 (injuries aside of course). Don't rob peter to pay paul. If you carry any credibility in this caper and would've picked a reasonable team to start with, do not and i repeat do not make any changes – back your players in its amazing what will happen!

    Cruz · 01/04/2016 at 11:19

    excellent point

    ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 11:35

    That may be true for the most part but carefully trading out a player on the decline to a player that is on the incline can not only net you cash but extra points as well. Why let the wound fester when you can cut it out? If Pendlebury doesn't remove the digit tonight whats the point taking the 50K hit to the salary cap when blokes like Parker, Mitchell, Gray are on the up and cheaper. Strategy, Timing, Patience

      Sana · 01/04/2016 at 12:47

      Pendlebury is a lock, you picked him as a lock. One round doesn't unlock a lock.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 01/04/2016 at 12:54

        Cant believe your saying whats the point of keeping pendles on the decline. Because at the end of the season, he will be in everyones team and its just a waste of 2 trades. When it comes to super elites like him, price drop and early form is irrelevant from the get go.

        ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 13:24

        Yup I picked him over Mitchell and thought he'd be a lock. Now according to late mail reports, including the article above, Pendles has a few bruised/broken/stuffed ribs. So take last year for example with both Rocky and Ablett carrying injuries into games and spitting out sub-par scores and dropping significant cash. Bite me once shame on you bite me twice shame on me Third time??? well there just won't be one.
        It's a theory/strategy. I just don't like paying top dollar for a under-performing injury carrying premo when there are plenty of other cheaper options performing

          Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 13:54

          Good luck at the end of the season then when you have no trades left and holes all over the field!

            ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 14:38

            I'm not saying trade ass off every week! I'm saying carefully consider that factors ie carrying an injury into games hinder scores of premium lock players and instead of moving on a $600k player who is spitting out sub-par scores every second week you are stuck with him still at 450-500k and still sub-par performance. Prime example from last year Rockliff, Ablett, Sloane, Lewis. If you want to take the shoal route that's fine but my 2275 from last week with subpar fyfe pendles barlow and shaw will have me right in the thick of it at the end of the season.
            Oh and BTW it's an opinion which this site used to embrace…..

              Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:54

              I realise that, but you're advocating trading premo's based on whispers! All those blokes you named were injured during games… that's just unlucky!! Last year was an unlucky year for the amount of premo players who sustained injuries! I don't think someone like Pendles or Fyfe should be traded just because they've had 1 or 2 bad games and their price will go down. You're right about your score of 2275 with those guys having you right amongst it at the end… but only if you hold onto them. If you start trading for a Parker or worse, Hickey… then you'll undo a lot of the good work already done by your team. Once a premo is in your team their price no longer matters… it's all about the points they score. And guys like Fyfe and Pendles historically don't have many bad games.

                JamiesNinjas13 · 01/04/2016 at 15:06

                Rascal did you know in 2014 Pendles was carrying a shoulder injury the whole year? But guess how he did that season? Played 21 games and avg 125 with only 2 scores below the ton. Let that sink in mate.

                  ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 18:03

                  So did Ablett in 2015… How did that work out??? Swings and roundabouts mate. As I said below this strategy is another way to go about it. If you read how every past winner played the game they are all different. If we all followed the exact same path where would the excitement come from that SC gives???

              Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 16:28

              The only thing this means to me mate is that he's out of VC options unless of course your a cunning fox who assesses that very very few (of the current 22% of coaches who do have him) will pick him for VC loop de loop for the risk free potential he offers as a truly genuine elite POD, particularly with his low avg against the Tigers (only team he averages under a ton against) and his 'rumoured' injured ribs. And let's not forget rocky played with a few broken ones last year, interesting option if you ask me but definitely not for trading out.

              Pete · 01/04/2016 at 17:47

              @ThatDamnRascal What you are saying made allot of sense when I was playing SC for the first two or three years.

              However one must factor in that every trade made is approximately $100k to 150k – So you're willing to burn a trade to get rid of Pendles because your concerned about him losing $50,000 and maybe scoring below par.
              Not to mention come the mid season, chances are you will want Pendles back in your side so you then burn another trade, if this eventuates and it does more times then not when talking about these elite premo's such as Pendles, that would mean you have burnt a trade valued around $100k to 150k because you don't like the idea of him depreciating between $50 in price.
              If you end up bringing him in your side again like most do chances are his price has gone up to what you paid for him in the first place but you burn 2 trades or $300k which means Pendles literally costs you between $750k to $900k if you decide to bring him back in around mid season.

              This makes no sense what so ever and as you play SC more and more you will realise how precious every trade is, come season end you will be screwed.

              If you are concerned about price devaluation then play Monopoly mate. However good luck with your team.

                ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 18:01

                I've been playing SC for a while now and I totally understand that trades are important. I am simply saying that the hold at all costs strategy doesn't apply all the time. Sometimes you trade more on value than points. SC is so black and white as you make it out to be. There is always more than one option and sometimes, just sometimes, going against all logical reasoning happens to play out your way.

                Monopoly can go suck a fat one

                  Crusty · 01/04/2016 at 18:42

                  I'm not in the "no trades" round 1 camp.If you have a strong core, players who will play bar injuries then use the pre-price jump rounds to cash in later. Cash is generated through having the rookies or seriously underpriced who dramatically climb the dollar tree. Greene at $446,000 doesn't offer as much promise as a mature age Ben Kennedy at sub-$200k. I've dumped Greene and Luenberger (who was just awful) and taken Hewett (who is really a 3rd emergency mid for me) with NicNat. I like what I've done with that. Each to their own.

                Sonnyrich23 · 01/04/2016 at 18:36

                On the flip side if Pendles plays injured all year and only averages 90, then you've got yourself ahead by trading him out early and missing all his sub par scores as well as his price drops.

                Not likely to happen and would be a risky move, but if your gut feeling is that he's not right and the above is a potential scenario, then I could understand trading him out now.

                allan · 01/04/2016 at 19:31

                i am trying to base my trades off 150k. one player going up 75k and one going down 75k as an example. thoughts

    derek · 01/04/2016 at 12:16

    Rule #1: have the right rookies

    the start of the season is all about cash-generation. people do focus too much on their early season points. and the best way to make cash is to have the right cash-cows.

    it is ok to make trades if it is getting your rookies correct.

    or long term injuries

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 13:55

      Agreed Derek

      northernsoul74 · 01/04/2016 at 15:03

      Or if like me you were stupid enough to pick Toby Greene.

        Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 16:34

        Same here mate, but he was the last trade I made to get the right rookies in the first place which has come out ok in that regard. And it might have done me a favour as I traded down from big Mitch Robbo who's going to miss this week at least but who at least demonstrated to the world that he can play football. Toby has the gun to his head atm and the trigger is cocked!

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 01/04/2016 at 23:13

      Winning so far!
      Perfect rookie set up to the year!
      Still making a sneaky sneak sneak trade =)

    JamiesNinjas13 · 01/04/2016 at 12:29

    You're not wrong Crown, however we will never start off with the perfect team and the perfect rookies. Therefore everyone should use 2 trades in R3 to do corrective trading. Apart from that you are right about no other trades until r6 (apart from injuries). I was ranked in the top 1000 last year.

      james · 01/04/2016 at 12:44

      i have been ranked top 1000 last 2 seasons and i use 6 trades first three weeks then hold tight for a bit

        Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:04

        There's no set rules to supercoach but people try to tell you there are.

        For some teams trading early is a must, for others it's not. So many factors to consider.

    The Ranger · 01/04/2016 at 18:14

    Spot on Crowny

The Beard · 01/04/2016 at 11:16

Starting Dea or Brown ya reckon?

    rust · 01/04/2016 at 11:18


    ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 11:28


    derek · 01/04/2016 at 12:20


    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:25

    Dea all the way.

Tret · 01/04/2016 at 11:20

I think we'll get a better look at Hurn this week, Patch. Whenever WestCoast pump a side like they did brisbane last week, Hurn usually scores in that 50-60 point range. Lets just hope West Coast dont pump a side every week

The Beard · 01/04/2016 at 11:22

Also who to start for M8 Menadue, Hewett, Mills?

    Pinidu · 01/04/2016 at 11:25


    derek · 01/04/2016 at 12:22

    can you loophole any of them?

    Holty · 01/04/2016 at 13:04

    If you're not planning on playing Mills on field, no point having him in my opinion. You paid a premium for a rookie for a reason. If you are questioning his ability, grab a cheaper rookie to sit on your bench.

Oliver · 01/04/2016 at 11:23

Isn't Greene a possibility to be dropped? Should I bring in De Goey if that happens or swing Menadue back into the forwards and get in Brad Crouch?

    The Wyld One · 01/04/2016 at 11:35

    If Greene gets dropped, I'll be subbing him into the Mids and trading in Zaharakis for him and pocketing 30 k

      Luke · 01/04/2016 at 18:15

      This was one of the options I considered also, or even JJ which would be a bit more balanced….
      If I bring in zaka, it would mean brad crouch is m8 which I think is too deep in mids. Then would only have 2 forward premo, but I feel they are guys who we can put on ground with confidence. It would mean I would have to put 4 on field out of Wells, Kerridge, Kennedy or Menadue,

    JamiesNinjas13 · 01/04/2016 at 12:46

    Yep named on the extended bench and reports say he was training with the NEAFL squad. I think since you got Greene as a premium, you should trade him to another premium so it doesnt change your structure/number of premiums you have. Getting a midpricer will set you back one trade due to upgrading that midpricer later on.

Tret · 01/04/2016 at 11:25

Who are people chucking the C on this week?

Tossing up between Gazza and Danger

    Chill · 01/04/2016 at 11:27

    VC on Gawn, C on Priddis.

    Nathan · 01/04/2016 at 11:34

    Ive gone gawn into danger
    Gawn against essendons only ruck in leuenburger this week will kill him as he's underdone
    And danger against gws
    Well it speaks for itself

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 11:55

      That's the way I am going.

        james · 01/04/2016 at 12:46

        vc viney c danger

          Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:05

          Like your choices a lot. Viney could go big vs bombers.

            Wattsieesq · 01/04/2016 at 14:33

            Goldy into Gaz

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 01/04/2016 at 23:15

      Nic Nat
      165 score this week!

    Holty · 01/04/2016 at 13:05

    Goldy to GAJ

    uDonkey · 01/04/2016 at 14:22

    VC on Gray had it locked on at the start of week before even Patch mentioned it. Danger will be my back up C again though Fyfe is tempting up against GC i think he'll go big after last weeks performance.

    Chill · 01/04/2016 at 15:13

    Tret, Ablett has averaged 148 in his past three against the Dockers, including a 185 back in 2011.

Nathan · 01/04/2016 at 11:27

Im trading greene
He played as a tagger against melbourne
So id say he'd most likely do the same against a better side in geelong
Im thinking of de goey or even a d5 in rich

    JamiesNinjas13 · 01/04/2016 at 12:49

    There are no reports that said he played the tagging role. Apparently was just lazy and uninterested on the day.

Jojo · 01/04/2016 at 11:34

Who will play better menadue or Hewett

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 12:15

    Nobody knows.

Gibbs · 01/04/2016 at 11:34

If hurn has another off week, would it be wise to burn a trade to a jj or smith?

Nicholas · 01/04/2016 at 11:35

Community need some advice on my team

Here is my team:
Backs: laird, bartel, rich, dea, adams, weitering (brown, amt)
Mids: ablett, danger, fyfe, rocky, wines, libby, crouch, hewett (mills, dunkley, davis)
Rucks: nic nat, gawn (cox)
Forwards: barlow, hall, greene, wells, kennedy, kerridge ( menadue, mccarthy)

As you can see my forward rookies are looking good so i was thinking greene to gray or jj via dpp or brown or amt.
I know many have said hold trades but i may need these trades next week for rookies such as papley who looked great. Also there isnt a guarantee that greene is even playing this week and if he doesnt play it could leave me with no options to trade him to cause of lockout.

Also are ther any other problems with my team i have missed if so please let me know about them and help me get through this dilemna.

    Nicholas · 01/04/2016 at 11:37

    Also i have 137.9k in the bank for trades

    Average Joe · 01/04/2016 at 12:29

    Save greene another week. I know it looks really tempting to trade him out but it is expected. I was thinking of doing a few trades like that this week but looking at other people's teams I can see that the right option is to hold your trades right now. Your team is great already. If greene doesn't play this week, just put menadue on as he is looking good. But still, What would happen if greene had 150 this week? Wait another week, and if you still feel the need to trade greene out do so, but one game doesn't dictate how he will go for the rest of the year. And papley might get dropped as well as the fact that as a small forward he is likely to only score 40s for majority of the time.

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:07

    As you have all the good rookies you don't need to do the JJ trade till next week. At which point you do the DPP swap and have Dea on the bench.

    WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 18:21

    I would not trade out Greene just yet but if he is dropped then get rid of him don't even think about it and bring in either Gunston, J Kennedy or Franklin.

James · 01/04/2016 at 11:42

Bring in Oliver or Parish for Simpkin?

    Ddj · 01/04/2016 at 12:11

    Considering the fact that Simpkin is a top up player and has been dropped this week for not playing as well as he is capable of should make him the safer option to get rid of. Essendon will most likely want to get more games into Parish like they did Dyson Heppell and can count on his efforts more each week over the top ups

    Wizard of Ertz · 01/04/2016 at 12:40

    I don't have either Oliver or Parish. I have moved Menadue from mid bench to fwd on the ground and brought in Dunkley to the mid bench. I've pocketed $100+ to use next week on a big move before price rises (eg upgrade De Goey to Hall).

    Matt · 01/04/2016 at 14:00

    Wait a week. Simpkin could easily come back into the side next week, and if he doesn't you'll be able to make a safer decision on who to bring in based on two performances rather than one.

chisel · 01/04/2016 at 11:54

If Toby greene is dropped he will be traded out. But with only 20k to add to his measly 450k my stocks are limited. Who do I go to? Cheers

So far im looking back to stringer who was in my team all summer

    derek · 01/04/2016 at 13:13

    there are many examples of players getting dropped or almost dropped, and then they come out and kill it.

    Only need to go back to the early rounds last year when everyone was jumping off P Cripps after 2 or 3 rounds. How wrong did that turn out to be.

    I would hold onto Greene (i don't have him so it is easy to say) even if he gets dropped this week

      Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:16

      Yep, I held onto Cripps and it paid off.

      Matt · 01/04/2016 at 14:03

      big difference between a rookie like Cripps and an expensive player like Greene

        derek · 01/04/2016 at 14:50

        good point, but it was the best i could come up with.

    northernsoul74 · 01/04/2016 at 15:08

    Im in the same boat Chisel. Stringer is really all I can afford. I love Stringer but he isn't going to score 5 goals every week and the Dogs need him forward for as much of the game as possible. Expect some low scores amongst some high ones if you take him.

    WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 18:41

    I would not trade out Greene just yet but if he is dropped then get rid of him, don't even think about it and bring in Franklin or anyone you like from Hawks, West Coast, Carlton or Sydney.
    Greene is to expensive to hold onto PERIOD, Cripps was less then half Greene's price so comparing the Greene scenario to Cripps is beyond absurd.

Brook · 01/04/2016 at 12:12

Help me put my mind at rest … do I trade Pendles to GAJ this week? Pendles avgs 105 (from 12 games) without Swan since 2011. His overall average is 124 in this time. Am i jumping at shadows or should we be concerned?

    Grahame Lebroy · 01/04/2016 at 12:28

    If u started with Pendles hold onto him. Trading him to Ablett is a wasted trade.

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:09

    If ablett hits a 150 this week then consider it, pendles is rumoured to have sore ribs too so might affect his output this week.

    Looking at it simply though you don't want to trade someone like Pendlebury.

GoHawks · 01/04/2016 at 12:32

Starting Hartley, M.Brown or AMDT

I will only have 1 of them on the ground, thoughts please

    SC God · 01/04/2016 at 12:48


    I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 12:55

    Personally if I had Hartley I'd pick him

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:09


    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:28


Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 12:43

Love your work Patch! Gotta admit, I love the bad jokes!!!
I'm taking the POD option of Gawn for the VC and placing the back-up C on Gaz.
Good luck in round 2 everyone.

    I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 12:54

    Don't mind that VC against crapberger Sarah. Nice round one score by the way

      Wizard of Ertz · 01/04/2016 at 12:58

      i'm tossing up between Gawn and Viney as the VC, might go Viney as the bigger POD option

        Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:27

        I like Viney a lot!

          Chill · 01/04/2016 at 14:52

          Happy with my Viney pick. a nice 106 to start the season. VC will go on Gawn this week though.

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 13:37

      Thanks Pieman! Your score wasn't bad either!! You beat me by 19, nice one!

        I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 14:09

        Cheers Sarah. Early days. Hoping I don't get destroyed by injuries again

          Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:26

          I think we're all hoping that Pieman

            I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 15:23

            This time last year I was waving Gary goodbye then a tidal wave of Bartel Kelly (Sloane Rocky many times) then Gary again amongst many others. Ahhhhhhh. A top 1000 was still a good result. Hoping much better this year. Good luck Sarah except when we cross paths in leagues!

              Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:29

              The only one that didn't effect me from the guys you mentioned was Ablett the first time round… got me the second time though.

              Good luck to you too Pieman.

    sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 14:24

    Gone with Gawn VC and Danger as C.

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:27


      TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 15:16


      hedski · 01/04/2016 at 16:15

      Same gawn will feast on hammeneggenburger

        Dean · 01/04/2016 at 18:46

        Who do you guys have as a non player, must be Ruggles?

          hedski · 01/04/2016 at 21:03


gus · 01/04/2016 at 12:46

rockliff or pebndles VC?

If poor into Gaz or Danger as C?

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:11

    Pendles rumoured to have sore ribs, could of been rested if it wasn't for the pies midfield situation.

    Rockliff then either Gaz or Danger, probably Danger I suppose. Looked in his best form ever in round one.

    Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 16:39

    I've stuck it on Pendles Gus, should be a nice pod if it comes off and it's a VC so little risk with dangers form and high avg against the Giants. personally I want to go Fyfe this week though just can't loophole it with Danger.

Danners · 01/04/2016 at 13:00

Looking for a forward rookie? Dougal Howard is in for his debut after a late change

    I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 13:10

    Probably back in the SANFL next week. Wouldn't be in a rush to get him in

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:14

    These are the sorts of trades that people will scoff at, and rightly so.

    An absolute joke to bring in someone like that who is replacing someone with a sore back. Shultz comes back next week and dougal has to wait till halfway through the season for another shot.

      The Ranger · 01/04/2016 at 18:17

      I have a strcit No Dougals policy

Neverweaken · 01/04/2016 at 13:22

Silly question and not the right forum. But how do I reverse trades? I'm on an iPad. And i can't see where it would be.
What screen or page is it under

    Kev · 01/04/2016 at 14:02

    Assuming iphone and iPad app is the same, tap the icon bottom right hand corner when on your team screen. If you can't figure it out, just log in on the desktop version of the site

      Neverweaken · 01/04/2016 at 14:08

      Thanks. Not had to do it before round one. Just hit T on the player. Now I know. That little graph icon. Thanks again

    Big fact hunt · 01/04/2016 at 17:52

    Press the frame button in bottom right hand corner and will have reverse trade option

jordo · 01/04/2016 at 13:27

Oliver or Parish? Corrective trade for anderson (via menadue dpp) FYI, not chasing points.

    Kev · 01/04/2016 at 14:00


    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:29

    Oliver. Everyone loves a bloodnut.

Michael · 01/04/2016 at 13:29

Keep or Trade Mitch Robinson community?

    derek · 01/04/2016 at 14:01

    i think he will only miss one game

    sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 14:23

    I'm holding

    Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 16:42

    If, as my genies wish is, I still had him instead of Toby jug, I'd be holding him Michael, possibly only missing 1 game and there should be enough fwd cover from the bench this week from rookies.

      Michael · 01/04/2016 at 17:46

      Cheers mate!

Beerz09 · 01/04/2016 at 13:50

What happened to Fyfe last week and do we trade him to someone like Gibbs and pocket the cash?
My round 1 team below;

J. Johannisen, E. Yeo, H. Shaw, T. McKenzie, M. Dea, M. Brown (M. Hartley, T. Ruggles)
P. Dangerfield, B. Kennedy, T. Liberatore, A. Gaff, D. Hanneberry, M. Crouch, T. Rockliff, N. Fyfe (R. Davis, D. Gore, B. Keays)
N. Naitanui, M. Gawn (S. Grimley)
A. Hall, D. Wells, S. Kerridge, C. Menadue, M. Barlow, T. Greene (A. McD-Tip, M. Cox)

Fyfe, Barlow, Greene – shockers but perhaps hold – not too sure on Dea and Brown in DEF
What do you think community?

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 13:53

    Maybe give hartley a run instead of brown.

    Fyfe for Gibbs is a shocker. One game won't represent scoring for the season.

      Beerz09 · 01/04/2016 at 14:22

      I will be holding Fyfe for now, just putting it out there

    derek · 01/04/2016 at 14:00

    Fyfe to gibbs….yes i like it!!!!!!

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:04


        derek · 01/04/2016 at 14:48

        i was going to ask what he had been smoking, then i realized his name! i think he has been drinking!

          Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:58

          I think he's been drinking a lot!!

    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:31

    If you trade Fyfe to Gibbs I'm pretty sure that the Supercoach app kicks you out for the season ……

    HOLLA · 01/04/2016 at 15:49

    Fix your rookies mate.

Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:01

To all those people wanting to trade out Greene following his score of 51 in Round 1… Dustin Martin scored 51 in Round 1 last year and went on to be a 'must have' and top 6 forward… just think about that for a minute.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 14:59

    Greene is no dusty 🙂

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:02

      I agree Trigger but that's not what people were thinking a week ago!! People picked him because of the back half of his 2014 season and thought he would score BETTER than Dusty with the so-called midfield time!! You can't judge it off 1 game otherwise everyone would've traded out Dusty after round 1 last year. The point is to wait another week. But if he's dropped this week then that arguement becomes irrelevant!!!

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 15:13

        Yeah not sure how he fooled so many. Wont hurt to wait but will always be a Butcher boy to me.

          Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:17

          Neither do I!! I don't think being a butcher boy will ever change… but boy can he find the ball when he's on!

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 15:26

            What score did u pull for Rd 1? R u happy with the team?

              Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:28

              I scored 2299. I don't want to jinx it, but I'm pretty happy with my team. Not using any trades heading into round 2.
              How did your team go Trigger?

                TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 15:37

                Good start. .just piped ya with danger propelling me past 2300 and my little pod in Dunc cracking the ton. Finished 2320. Happy with the team love watching my boy the Chad in full flight.

                  Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:42

                  Very nice! I had the C on Danger too. If I'd gotten my onfield rookies right would've scored around 2380. Ah well, the joys of rookies!!

    northernsoul74 · 01/04/2016 at 15:11

    Advice if he gets dropped later this afternoon? At least martin last year continued to get picked.

      Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:16

      There's nothing like getting dropped to prompt a form turn around. Worked for him 2 years ago. So that'll be an individual call to make. If you've got cover, I'd be inclined to hold for at least 1 week, see if he's named the following week… if not, then trade before prices change. That's my advice.

        Northernsoul74 · 01/04/2016 at 15:26

        Thanks for the sensible advice. I'll try and resist giving him the flick.

Neverweaken · 01/04/2016 at 14:13

Ok. In a fit of madness I have Sean Hampton as second ruck. Like the dpi with Tippett in my forward line. Thanks to that I have tons of cash. Do I accept my screw up and bring back NicNat like I had in planning? Or do I wait one more week for some miracle and then trade? And if Hickey pulls out another belter trade to him?
That's my only issue. Still scored 2170 with Gary as captain so think my team is ok

    Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 14:29

    I wouldn't keep Hampton. If that's a mistake, then I'd be fixing it ASAP. You don't want Hampton for the season, Maric will be back soon and Hampton doesn't have a good supercoach history… bring in NicNat!!!

    Southern S · 01/04/2016 at 14:29

    Maric will come back I could not think of a worse second ruck.

    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 15:37

    Madness for sure. What were you thinking? Hampson is a spud at the best of times and probably will be playing VFL all year when Maric is back.

    If you can get Nic Nat, go for it. Set and forget with a little Tippet FWD line insurance you'll be laughing.

    If you want to go POD style, Zac Smith isn't a bad choice. FFS don't get Hickey. Sweet Jesus don't get Hickey. He might maul the ruckless Bullies this week, but then kick back and wait the 85's roll in week after week, after week.

    Jackwatt$ · 01/04/2016 at 17:25

    Unless if you're trying to get a team with the best looking partners I'd ditch Hampson as well.

      MaccasMarvels · 01/04/2016 at 18:23

      Ha! Great comment.

      Has got me thinking, a team with/of 'best looking partners' would be tough to pick.

sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 14:23

At the moment I've held off on trading but if Steele doesn't make the final cut (I'm sticking Robinson on the bench) I'm giving serious consideration to Steele and Lachie Hunter out for BenKen and Luke Parker.

Gawn VC (also think he will go big Patch) with Danger as Capt (Robbo loophole)

Team is:
Laird, Macmillan, Birchall, Lonergan, Weitering Dea – Int M Brown, Tippi

Fyfe, Danger, Shiel, Rocky, Hall, Hunter, B Crouch – Int Robinson, Oliver, Davis

Goldy, Gawn – Int Wyatt

Barlow, Steele, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge, Adams – Int McGovern, Papley

    Ethan017 · 01/04/2016 at 15:57

    Bit of a worry having Steele at F2 and no Libba is asking for disaster Macmillian, Birchall and Lonergan don't look like consistent scorers. I see a lot of corrective changes needing to be made throughout the year
    Good luck mate

      sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 17:39


      I have faith in JMac having a very big year, Lonergan was solid last week and thinking with Lake out from Hawthorn that Birchall should go over 90 average.

      Steele is gone for BenKen and I've upgraded Hunter for Parker.

Swanny · 01/04/2016 at 14:36

Is it alright to not trade this week?

    ThatDamnRascal · 01/04/2016 at 14:39

    Absolutely. Sit back swig that beer and watch round 2 come around

    uDonkey · 01/04/2016 at 14:45

    As much as i want to correct my rookies. I am holding firm on my trades this week and then bang bang out the unwanted rookies in the cows next week.

    I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 15:28

    Any week trades aren't required is boring but a great result. There wont be many more

    sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 17:40

    Trade early, trade often 🙂

TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 14:43

Yes and no. Horses for courses. Injured -yes.

Canny the Manny · 01/04/2016 at 15:00

What to do with Jono Simpkin? Very stiff to miss out on selection this round, I'm thinking hold him for at least this round.

    Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:04

    Who've you got for cover?

      derek · 01/04/2016 at 15:42

      i must say i was very surprised to see him miss. there might be other reasons. he should be back pretty soon.

      Canny the Manny · 01/04/2016 at 15:52

      I've got plenty of cover. His DPP status means I can swap him to the midfield with Menadue. I'm not forced to make any trades at this point.

        Sarah · 01/04/2016 at 15:56

        I'd be inclined to hold on to him for a week then.

          Canny the Manny · 01/04/2016 at 16:19

          Yeah, I don't see him being left out of the side permanently. Cheers folks.

Maybe baby · 01/04/2016 at 15:09

I know we shouldn't trade our premiums but hear me out on this one.

Fyfe just doesn't look right to me looks to be carrying an injury. Half a mattress on his leg at the end of the game didn't allay any fears.

So was thinking of going Fyfe to Priddus. Think they will score around the same and Priddus is in ripping form.

Got danger and god.

Will.need to do probably 2 corrective trades before Rd 3 for rooks so with the extra $60k can now go Gresham or Mccarthy via DPP for either Mills, Oliver, or Parish.depends how they go this week.

One of those 3 will be M8, Kennedy moves into the fwd line at F6 and mendaue moves onto the bench?

    azza · 01/04/2016 at 15:29

    hold fyfe for another week atleast to see how he performs with sandy back

    I N Pieman · 01/04/2016 at 15:35

    Can't believe I just read that. You want to trade Fyfe to Priddis even though you think they will score the same. Can't say I'm sold on that theory

      Chill · 01/04/2016 at 15:39

      I agree Pieman. Doesnt make sense burning a trade if you concede the 2 players will score the same. Especially for a nominal increase of $60k.

      Maybe baby · 01/04/2016 at 15:41

      The point is it will give me one of the big 3 mids who should score more and go up faster than Gresham or Mccarthy.

    derek · 01/04/2016 at 15:41

    Fyfe at home to Suns OR Priddis away to the hawks…..hmmmmm. i'd wait a week!

      Maybe baby · 01/04/2016 at 15:45

      Look what danger did to the Hawks who don't tag. Nic Nat will kill the hawk rucks priddus could run riot.

      Maybe baby · 01/04/2016 at 15:51

      And didn't u say in an earlier post get your rookies right? This will do that!

        Derek · 01/04/2016 at 17:10

        Get rookies right I mean, non playing 117k to a playing 117k rookie

          Derek · 01/04/2016 at 17:12

          Fyfe on one leg will still be your M8. You just don't trade premiums. Get Priddis in a few weeks once you have culled some cash cows

            Kev · 01/04/2016 at 17:54

            Point chasing 101

BigHaydos · 01/04/2016 at 15:36

who to put as captain……

robbie gray
matt priddis

    Chill · 01/04/2016 at 15:38

    Ablett averages 140 something from last 3 games agains Freo

      BigHaydos · 01/04/2016 at 18:42

      this is not true at all. unless your taking scores dating back to 2011 which makes no sense.

    Ethan017 · 01/04/2016 at 15:48


    Stewy-theSwan · 01/04/2016 at 16:03


    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 16:07

    Toss a coin between Goldmember and Gazza

Ethan017 · 01/04/2016 at 15:53

If your going to trade out Greene for anyone it should be Zach Merrett
114 in round 1 and is guaranteed midfield minutes. With Bird and Simpkin out that leaves him as third best midfielder only behind BJ and Zarahakis is a seriously good young footballer entering his third season now. Needs to be considered before he breaks 500k

HOLLA · 01/04/2016 at 15:56

Looking for a vc loop. Gawn or viney?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/04/2016 at 16:03

    I'm going gawn but both good options. Closer to the best 1, 2 punch around.

    @DanielFisher · 01/04/2016 at 16:07

    Gawn. Beastman.

      HOLLA · 01/04/2016 at 18:01

      Gawn will deadset dominate BUT nothing wrong with a smokey as vc. Had a.hole i mean a.hall as vc last week and scored 129 though i did roll the dice and go danger. Winner!

Asho · 01/04/2016 at 16:07

JSteele –> Kennedy — LOCKED IN

Stuck on a potential 2nd trade…….
Mills –> Libba
Seedsman –> JJ
Seedsman –> Weitering + 300k for upgrades

    Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 17:44

    I'd only look at the Seedsman trades out of those asho, shouldn't be much if any difference in mills-libba cash/points and mills should score well enough. Also think your psychology ought be playing with you as well though as the difference between JJ & weitering is only $200k

    tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 19:15

    If you are determined to use your 2 trades this round it would be Steele to Kennedy and Seedsman to Weitering. Grab those rookies first before upgrading. The 300K will then be handy for later upgrades etc. Most importantly you have locked in two crucial cash cows.

    Remember that trades are like gold, especially at thee back end of the year, but in this case, these two trades have good strategic purpose. Cheers

Nicholas · 01/04/2016 at 16:22

Greene is driving me crazy

Wattsieesq · 01/04/2016 at 17:01

Jack Steele dropped, Toby Greene plays!

Jack · 01/04/2016 at 17:07

Thinking of bringing in Oliver for B. Crouch and using the cash to upgrade sidebottom to danger. Thoughts?

    Wattsieesq · 01/04/2016 at 17:14

    I like it. People will tell you to hold, but as the Crouching One says"trade ass off"

    Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 17:57

    I'm holding crouch Jack, he did alright 1st game back and when his efficiency lifts so will his scores, ran @ 55% last week and normally hits around 70%. I'd also hold sideburn assuming you can cover him.

      Jack · 01/04/2016 at 18:09

      Nothing against crouch, just think Oliver is likely to generate more coin from his starting price. And the prospect of being able to slot dangerfield in is mighty tempting.

        BigHaydos · 01/04/2016 at 18:24

        im not sure the melbourne boy can produce good output everyweek whereas brad crouch will make you coin and points.

        Dangerfield is a must have, but i think your not helping yourself, trading 2 potential keepers for a gun and a rookie who may not generate as much cash as you would assume

        just my thoughts mate

Wattsieesq · 01/04/2016 at 17:09

All Sydney rookies keep their spots

Ruffles · 01/04/2016 at 17:22

Love the simpsons references Patch. Keep it up!

Derek · 01/04/2016 at 17:23

Making cash this year is going to take some skill and luck. There isn't as many cheap rookie options, but the ones that do play should make good cash because there is no sub vest.

There will be a few second lot of rookies come along, Petracca, rice, menagola , but not many.

As a result the way to get to full premium will be to buy well. Have a shopping list of who you want and only get them at their cheapest.

Will this be the cheapest Luke Parker will be this year….. Maybe?

Have a look at the fluctayions in players during the year, even the ultra premos have a down period.

I won't be buying any premium for more than their starting price and will be taking a lot more interest in players upcoming games and how they have gone against teams in past.

    BigHaydos · 01/04/2016 at 18:25

    nice write up Derek, definitely good advice

    sammy · 01/04/2016 at 18:33

    going to be hard for you derek see comment below

      Derek · 01/04/2016 at 23:41

      Thanks Sammy. My team is looking fine.

    MaccasMarvels · 01/04/2016 at 18:37

    Yeah, Parker at 538K is cheap innit?! Another +100 and he'll jump by $40K or so…..?

      Derek · 01/04/2016 at 23:39

      Not on my shopping list so don't care

      Sloane is looking at what he might drop to, under $550k, but then crows have a great second half

Phil · 01/04/2016 at 17:32

All this talk about Pendles being injured makes me think…I can see him going large tonight! Always happens to champions.

sharmanism · 01/04/2016 at 17:36

Steele omitted by GWS so I've punted him for BenKen and upgraded Hunter to Parker.

Ben · 01/04/2016 at 17:49

Should I trade Scott Pendlebury for another premo?
I've already got Danger and Fyfe

    BigHaydos · 01/04/2016 at 18:45

    scott Pendlebury has been a monolith in the supercoach world for years. he had a score of 80 and you want him gone? this is insanity. He will be a top 8 midfielder by season end and i would be extremely surprised if he wasnt a top4 mid. the guy is a ball magnet and uses it better then 95% of players in AFL.

Greg · 01/04/2016 at 17:50

Do I trade Leuenberger to Kennedy to get money for possible corrective trades next week?

    Moz · 01/04/2016 at 17:50


    Phil · 01/04/2016 at 19:38

    Hold the Burger for now, McKernans dropped so not sure who backs Him up in the ruck, so he should get a real good go at it.

Scouser · 01/04/2016 at 18:00

Which Swans rookie would you put on field community, Mills or Hewett? I'm preferring Hewett at this stage, better kick to hb ratio and looks like he may be a tackle beast. Cheers

Bobby Singh · 01/04/2016 at 18:01

Quick question lads,

Gresham or Hewett on the field?

    BloodyFranklin · 01/04/2016 at 19:01

    If you have to choose I would go with Hewett.

sammy · 01/04/2016 at 18:03

Derek I read your post re fewer cash cows this year do you now regret no Goldy givenyou have only 10 real premiums going to take one hell of an effort to get to full premium. Laird fyfe danger pendles ablett rocky nic nat martin wingard barlow did I miss any or do you include b grade defenders lobbe crouch or wells.

    Derek · 01/04/2016 at 18:28

    Hi Sammy, thanks for taking an interest in my team :). No regrets yet about Goldy because I should get him at some stage cheaper than his starting price, and if Lobbe increases a few dollars I'll be happy. Lobbes 82 will take that most weeks, but I am feeling nervous.

    I was thinking I needed 12 premiums to start with, I consider Bartel a premium. No room for Dawason Unfortunately. I hedged by bets and went two "half" premiums with Rich & Smith, at worst they can be D5 & D6.

    Crouch and wells are only cash cows. Lobbe will be if Goldy drops in price.

    If I buy really well this year I could get full premium for less than $13.5mil team value. I may have to go a Gray/Parker/Sloane at M8 or a Buddy at F6 to get there but pretty happy with how it's looking so far.

    Like last year, injuries to our premos will hurt some more than others, I was lucky last year!

      sammy · 01/04/2016 at 19:01

      13500 almost impossible you will need 11 minimum that's 22 trades at less than 350000 good luck finding them Derek should havegone for houli type and rookie instead of has been smith and mr undependable rich will cost you more trades my son

        Derek · 01/04/2016 at 20:00

        Thanks for the feedback Sammy, Smith and rich are like my Ibbotson and KK of last year. Served me very well and were the last two upgraded because I had trades left, if I run out of cash or trades they might be ok D5 & D6

The Ranger · 01/04/2016 at 18:13

Hehehe….nice one Patch. Loving the new Captain A- mare- rica/A- meh-rica (which is it?!) slot.

And Community, if your question starts with…

Should I trade…
I'm thinking of trading…
Which trade should i…

The answer is no. Not unless he's on the long term injury list.

BCHawks · 01/04/2016 at 18:15

Greene is named to play!

BCHawks · 01/04/2016 at 19:01

Still can't decide who to play on field Menadue or Hewett. Keep changing but will probably go with Hewett seeing Sydney are playing Carlton.

Cman · 01/04/2016 at 19:02

Hi all,

I still don't fully understand the captains loophole! I kinda get it but do i need to have my VC and C playing on the same line or can i have my VC as a ruck and my C as a mid?? If my VC performs strongly then i select my C as a non player in the same line??

Is there a link somewhere that explains it thoroughly????

    Kev · 01/04/2016 at 21:11

    Google "captains loophole supercoach"

    Kimmyd · 02/04/2016 at 00:32

    Hey cman, your bc and capt can be from any line mate. For the loophole to work you need to have player than definitely will not play at all. I have goetz a ruck from doggies who won't play at all this year. I have put max Gawn as my vc goetz on field with capt on him and goldy on the bench as emergency. If max Gawn scores over 125 I leave everything as it is. However, if Gawn score say 90 then I will swap goetz with goldy now back on the field and probably make him capt or Dangerfield as both play later than gawn. For the loophole to work though you a) need a non scoring player and b) the non scoring player needs to play after your vc but also before your back up captain. I purposely got in goetz from doggies as doggies play a lot of sat arvo/night and Sunday games, hence great for loophole my rucks. It sounds a little confusing I know but it can work very well if you know how to use it effectively. It requires a good knowledge of the draw though and quite a few super coaches don't think that far ahead or plan for the byes for that matter.

      Kimmyd · 02/04/2016 at 00:33

      Should read vc in the first line, stupid auto correct!

        Kimmyd · 02/04/2016 at 00:37

        Sorry I forgot to mention that if Gawn scores well, say 140, the way the loophole works is because goetz will not play he will score 0. However, as long as you have remembered to make your other ruckman (goldy) for me as your emergency you will still get his score. Because goetz scored 0 as your captain it will then take your vc's score as your captain so your vc scores double. It will only add that score on after goetz has played thoug and your ruck emergency also.

Scooter · 01/04/2016 at 19:07

Do i hold mitch robinson ?
Or trade for Aaron Hall ?
Help please

tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 19:08

Who on field between Mills and Menadue? Bloody tough one. I am leaning to Mills on field with Menadue as an E. No loophole in my mid field. Or I could flick Menadue to my forward line and name as an E and the Loersch then being the loophole option. Kerridge would then be in the midfield. Then I would play Kerridge over Mills. Tricky one. I am leaning to Menadue in the midfield as an E with Mills playing without the opportunity to loophole Menadue's score there.
Any arguments to do things differently very welcome!


Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:11

Evening community just a query…

My non players this week are Grimley & Wyatt

Should I throw the VC on Rance and hope, then have the C on either Dangerfield or NicNat.

Or do I just throw the VC on Ablett and the C on either Danger or NicNat just in case one of my other players is a late out that will allow me to use the loophole, even though its highly unlikely.

Thoughts community?

    tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 19:43

    I would whack the VC on a player which plays early in the round which you objectively think will pump out the biggest score vs your original Captain pick, which in my case is Patrick Dangerfield. It is always tempting to whack the VC on a Friday night player as it adds a bit of excitement. But more often that not, it back fires. I could whack the VC on Dusty tonight and it could be a winning move, but for me I am tossing up throwing the VC on Max Gawn who plays a virtually ruckless Essendon or Nat Fyfe who could come back big on Saturday night at home and Sandi back in the side.

    Stick to the percentages. Defenders generally generate lower scores, so generally it is better to stick with midfielders. Having said that now, Rance will pump out a 160 tonight and you will be baying for my blood!!!
    Cheers mate

      Tulendeena · 01/04/2016 at 22:50

      He doesn't have a 0 to chuck the C on

      Sadly, I can't loophole this round, and just have to go for Gaz as captain

Tom · 01/04/2016 at 19:15

what do i do with steele do I trade to someone like de goey, downgrade to a rookie or keep as a loophole for gaz onto danger and reassess next week?

    Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:19

    yes keep as loophole that is worth GOLD

    FootyFanatic · 01/04/2016 at 19:24

    I'd trade him, there's no point using a 300K player as a loophole. You should be looking to trade in a rookie or a premium, not a mid priced player.

    Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:45

    HAVING the opportunity to pick from GAJ & Danger basically guarantees Tom that he will end up with a very high scoring captain.

    I wish one of my rookies or mid pricers were dropped to give me that flexibility of choosing between GAJ or Danger, very few coaches will have this opportunity.

    Trade Steele next week.

      FootyFanatic · 01/04/2016 at 20:27

      I agree with you Dean that having a loophole player is very beneficial, I have Korchech as mine who is a bottom priced rookie who I have at R3. But having 300K sitting on the pine just for a loophole is a waste of money in my view when you can have a cheap rookie that will provide the same benefit.

Nicholas · 01/04/2016 at 19:17

Decided im going to hold on to greene for this week as he is playing.
Now onto another matter, should i put menadue or kerridge onfield in my forward line and mills or hewett in midfield.
Thanks community for any help

Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:18

bloody tough call mate flip a coin. For what its worth I have Menadue playing in my forward line and Mills also playing in my midfield along with Kerridge also in my midfield. With Dunkley in my Mid as my Emergency and McCarthy as my Emergency in my forward.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific mate.

    tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 19:33

    Mills is my M8 and I have Menadue, Gresham, and Davis as my mid bench. So I will have to roll the dice between Mills and Menadue. I just think Mills is more likely to pump out a bigger score than Menadue on any given week, despite that not being the case last round. Kerridge and B.Kennedy have to be on field in my forward line. But Mitch Brown plays early tomorrow as an E so I still have that up my sleeve with Mc Carthy and Loersch tomorrow. If Menadue goes big tonight then thats stiff sh-it . I got his 80 last week after loopholing his score, but missed out on Kennedy. But that is how it goes. Cheers Dean!

Pap Smear · 01/04/2016 at 19:29

Not sure if anyone knows yet…..but Pendels a late out!

    Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:52

    You are a F****** inept fool who clearly has no life. Don't give others fake information.

    You come across as having very little attention as a child and a low self esteem. It wouldn't surprise me at all if you were one of those bullies behind your PC and a gutless coward in front of people.


      Pap Smear · 01/04/2016 at 19:55


        WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 20:06

        I pity the April Fool, who is still attempting to prank people after NOON… Clearly you are just a kid with very little knowledge.

          Pap Smear · 01/04/2016 at 20:11

          ; )

      CaPtKaOs · 01/04/2016 at 20:02

      Agree 100 percent. Spreading garbage like that right before a game is as lpw as it gets.

      tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 21:11

      I agree Dean. That prat "Pap Smear" is trying to use April Fools day as an excuse to throw coaches off their game by spewing out BS.

    wombatsfc · 01/04/2016 at 23:03

    Not sure if you know it but you're a dickhead

Terry · 01/04/2016 at 19:52

Can someone tell me if you can reverse trades this year in SuperCoach. I can't find how to do it

    Dean · 01/04/2016 at 19:59

    you can mate on the far left hand side it says "Reverse changes" however once the round starts as it has you cannot reverse trades.

      tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 20:24

      Ooops. I hope Terry didnt trade out Pendles and wants him back again. LOL

        Terry · 01/04/2016 at 20:56

        No don't have him! Thanks guys, will try that. Hope I can still change as none are playing tonight

          tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 21:02

          LOL. Sorry Terry. I was just stirring.

            Kev · 01/04/2016 at 21:07

            Once the round has started you can't reverse, regardless if you've got no one playing tonight

    Luke · 01/04/2016 at 20:22

    If you are on a mobile it's that weird filter button down the bottom right. Brings up reverse trade, byes etc. Or on desktop it's on the team page on left hand side.

tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 20:21

Scott Pendlebury has come out with 13 disposals in the first quarter for 40 SC points. Is mr Dependlebury back? He looks really sharp early.

    WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 20:54

    Yeah and done very little in the 2nd quarter.

      tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 20:59


Dean · 01/04/2016 at 20:22

I feel for those who traded out Pendlebury for whoever, he has leather poisoning from the 1st Quarter… Pendles on 41 after first quarter.

    Northernsoul74 · 01/04/2016 at 21:05

    Have to question supercoach scoring sometimes when just chipping it around down back can rack up a score like that.

      CarlaShirley · 02/04/2016 at 00:53

      No scoring system is perfect just ask the Bont himself 🙂

WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 20:46

This is a very sloppy game, if these two teams continue playing like this they wont make top 12 – Its a shocker of a game, comedy of errors.

    Hawks · 01/04/2016 at 21:09

    Agreed, shocking game, tempted to change the TV channel, only SC keeps me watching tonight.

      Dee · 01/04/2016 at 21:11


HOLLA · 01/04/2016 at 20:55

5 collingwood defs make up the top 6 collingwood sc scores to hlf time. Treloar,adams,de goey???

Dee · 01/04/2016 at 21:09

does anyone know what Houli's halftime SC score is?

Grahame Lebroy · 01/04/2016 at 21:17

It was 57 and he is now top scorer with 73

BloodyFranklin · 01/04/2016 at 21:22

Richmond are shaking like dog shitting razorblades right now. Hunt especially.

    Cozza · 01/04/2016 at 22:44

    Hunt was terrible – be surprised if we see him again in the short term at least

WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 21:29

Why the hell has Buckly got Pendles playing full back. I feel for all the pendles owners.

    tophawk · 01/04/2016 at 21:46

    AHHHHH…. Welcome! Pendles has 97 SC point now. He bloody gun!

      FootyFanatic · 01/04/2016 at 22:32

      Finished with 103 (pre scaling), was on track for a much larger score

Grahame Lebroy · 01/04/2016 at 21:52

The Dusty fend off is great to watch. Is it worth any points?

    Dee · 01/04/2016 at 22:11

    is a smother or spoil worth any points?

Michael · 01/04/2016 at 22:19

Dusty punishing the doubters

hedski · 01/04/2016 at 22:22

What a finish!!!!!

Dee · 01/04/2016 at 22:29

Menadue 59? Get fukkkkkt…. Glad Houli smashed it out with 117, deserved more actually…. Happy with Pendles 103 as well, specially carrying that obvious injury…. 279 from 3 on the field. #DIVINEFC

WELCOME · 01/04/2016 at 22:44

That was a shocking game, no skill at all. The Tigers can blame Race for that loss. lol

Cozza · 01/04/2016 at 22:45

Had the VC on Martin – 134 – thinking I'll take that. Thanks Dusty

@randomcliche · 01/04/2016 at 22:49

VC Pendles with 110 after equalisation. To use the loophole or leave it with Fyfe?

    Luviboy1 · 01/04/2016 at 22:52

    I would be looking for a bit more out of a VC option, 125-130 at least. Look for Fyfe to bounce back against Gold Coast with Sandi back this week.

      Derek · 01/04/2016 at 23:01

      I agree. At quarter time it was put down the glasses, but 110 isn't good enough. I'll be going with Fyfe

      @randomcliche · 06/04/2016 at 12:36

      Thanks Lboy, turned out a treat!

    Scouser · 02/04/2016 at 00:20

    yeah agree RC it was worth the gamble and boy did it look good at quarter time but not enough for me I'll be swinging to danger myself but Fyfe a great option also, should bounce back well with sandiballs back.

      @randomcliche · 06/04/2016 at 12:37

      Bad luck re: the Dangerman, but thanks for the advice!

Paulie Walnuts · 01/04/2016 at 22:53

Had the VC on Dusty – 134 I will put the C on Petracca, put him on the field and take Menadues – 63 also at the same time, I feel this would be a the safe thing to do with anyone who scores over 130 and a rookies 63 at M8

    Derek · 01/04/2016 at 23:02

    I dunno. Take Menadue or give Gresham a run?

Brett · 01/04/2016 at 23:01

looks like the jack steele experiment has backfired miserably !! corrective trade number 1 —> B Kennedy

Dee · 01/04/2016 at 23:03

I started off with Martin in me bloody team…. until I listened to Jock to not put him in. You're in shocking form Jock….. so called father of fantasy, how did you get that name anyways? loll…. I still love you tho mate!

Slats · 01/04/2016 at 23:17

Do I take Menadue's 63 or leave Papley on field against the blues? Things to ponder!!

Phil · 01/04/2016 at 23:46

I'd probably take that. Personally, I've got that 63 vs Hartley, whoever scores the least I'll swing Adams into that position and take the higher score. Ahhhh DPP at its best.

Adrian · 02/04/2016 at 00:01

Take Dusty's 134??? Happy banking that away as a captains score even though Danger/Priddis have the potential to go big.

    Paulie Walnuts · 02/04/2016 at 00:44

    Safe bet Adrian,I'm doing the same mate

    Youngy · 02/04/2016 at 00:57

    Take 134.

    The 130+ rule

hedski · 02/04/2016 at 00:07

Thanks to the wisdoms of the community I have decided to give spitta greene another run this week even tho he is playing my cats and I hope he doesn't get a kick. Thanks for saving me a precious trade 😉
Ok I have petracca at m8 atm with menadue emergency at m9.
1- take the 63 points
2- play Davis (former wafl player used to perth conditions although freo will be out for blood)
3- play Gresham
4- swap petracca fwd swing kerridge mid and play little Abe Lincoln McCarthy (could also play brown/tippa there but meh)
Any way guys/gals opinions appreciated cheers

    Scouser · 02/04/2016 at 00:24

    I'd give Gresham a run hedski mate, he looks the business and if he gets going could go close to a ton. Can't see him doing worse than last week so much diff to the 63 you currently hold if that's how it falls.

      hedski · 02/04/2016 at 00:52

      Thanks Scouser I missed game the other day but I've heard good things bout Gresh.
      Been fairly tight games between saints and doggies last few years so def 1 to think about cheers mate.

CarlaShirly · 02/04/2016 at 00:58

I don't have Pendlebury (yet) but he was on track for a 135-140 score. Was off the ground in last qtr for 10 mins and played a lot of time down back all game to still get 110. He is a gun but his chance to score over 130 tonight is something I reckon won't happen too often this year for Pendles.
Anyone reckon his ceiling is a bit lower this year?

    T man · 02/04/2016 at 01:17

    His playing a loose man on the back and racked up about 12 touches in the first quarter. He was moved into the middle in the last quarter and I think he only had about 3 touches in the 2nd quarter. Looked like they were giving him lengthy rests during the game,maybe a niggle. I have him, and i'll keep him as his a superstar but i'd wait for his price to drop. Reckon he'll get under 600k and people should jump on him.
    Just my opinion.

      CarlaShirly · 02/04/2016 at 01:27

      No doubt he is a star and yeah like me others will be waiting if he does go under or around 600k you won't get him much cheaper that 590k I reckon

        Brook · 02/04/2016 at 11:15

        I had him and traded him out last night before the game for GAJ. I know its a risky move but he averages 10-15 points less witbout Swan in the team and reportedley has sore ribs. I was cursing the move at 1/4 time but I am hoping the trade will net me 70-100 extra points over the next eight weeks and I hope to get him back in at around 550k in R9 or 10. Just cant see Ablett getting that cheap. Wont know if its a good move for a few weeks but hoping it works out.

    Phil · 02/04/2016 at 12:49

    Interesting to see his time on ground percentage….I'm not too sure he spent that much time on the bench as I think the new norm for all midfielders is longer stints on the bench (as well as longer stints on the field). I'd say they were more so keeping him fresh for a big last 5-10 minutes. I'm still happy to have him, Collingwoods draw does open up a bit now.

Youngy · 02/04/2016 at 01:01

Went to the G to see the Tigers……
Very Dissapointing….
City was PACKED missed out on G parking
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
How did Tigers lose, in all the choas forgot to put vc on Dusty as I have grimly as only 0.

I need to get away from supercoach and footy its doing my head in, but i cant.

    CarlaShirly · 02/04/2016 at 01:33

    Sorry to hear Youngy
    My day is next with the Showdown lol Adelaide will get destroyed even with these late outs from Port.
    Dixon 6 scoring shots last week in his first game for Port, was rusty as in the first half but he came good in that 2nd half and think he will kick a bag against the small Adelaide defence. Won't be a good day to watch my Crows 🙁

Daniel · 02/04/2016 at 02:53

Which rookie is the best option to cover robinson this week out of:

M. Adams (On Field)
T. Papley (On Field)
Tippa (Emg Loophole)
M. Brown (Emg Loophole)

I can only use the emg loophole with one player and will be forced to play papley if the emg loophole backfires

    Russ · 03/04/2016 at 01:12

    Adams lol

Baz_Machine · 02/04/2016 at 07:21

Is it true that a players week one score doesn't stay in as long after the 3 round average?

    Youngy · 02/04/2016 at 09:45

    Because there is no price increase in round 2, players round one score will contribute only contribute to ONE price changes in Rd 3.
    Whilst a round 3 score contributes to 3 price changes.

      Baz_Machine · 02/04/2016 at 11:18

      Thanks Youngy. I wasn't sure how it worked. Thanks for clarifying

        Youngy · 02/04/2016 at 12:53

        no problem

Adrian · 02/04/2016 at 13:51

Captains loophole cv on Fyfe or Gazza……with danger on Sunday?

Hawks · 02/04/2016 at 19:17

Rocky was poor today, and spent the last quarter with his calf iced. Big concern.

BestCoastEagles · 02/04/2016 at 19:20

Rocky to Priddis

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