RD2: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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BarronCoachKingsLogoBloody tough round this weekend, Community.

Low scores were the flavour of the month and plenty of blokes simply spudded it up. It proved difficult viewing on many occasions.

But where there was failure, there was equally a group of blokes who rose from the ashes of the Phoenix to prove themselves as champions of Fantasy football.

CoachKings venues across Victoria and South Australia were abuzz as many enjoyed the in­ venue experience of this exciting new format for the first time.

Some lucky punters were also privileged enough to play the game with some members of the JR inner sanctum including the charismatic Higgo. CoachKings rolled out to 10 venues over the weekend.. but brace yourself.. it hits 24 venues this weekend!

Frankston United takes out the Doyles Bridge Hotel Contest:

The Heroes

Zack Merritt (131 SC)

The boy can play. I had concerns about how he would go in an Essendon team that will struggle all season, but he seems to have well and truly answered my question. The number one man now for the Bombers and looks set for a big year.

Josh Gibson (187 SC)

He’s such a tease, is Gibbo. Don’t expect these sorts of scores from him every week. I started with him last season and he was good, without being a standout. Buyer beware.

Aaron Hall (124 SC)

Feeding off the aura of his best mate Bald Jesus in the middle, Hall seems to have also ascended his own game to God­like levels. A must ­have in the forward line.

Gazza (120 SC)

Hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down yet and looks an astute pick for those who started with him.

Luke Parker (116 SC)

Can he keep this up? He looks a good pick but I have my doubts as to whether he will be a top eight midfielder come season’s end. In ripping form at the moment, however.

Jay­Jo (123 SC)

Looks to have silenced the doubters. Shaping as a genuine premo defender.

Rory Laird (127 SC)

Found plenty of it on Saturday. Was one of Crows’ best in a huge win. Another in­form defender, get him in your side.

Robbie Gray (129 SC)

This bloke is an absolute wizard. Hunts the ball, uses it well and is very nimble and agile. 37 touches. Looks a certain keeper in the midfield.

The Prodigies

Marcus Adams (135 SC)

Where have the Bulldogs plucked this kid from? He looks at home at AFL level after just two games and looms as a star for the future. At bargain basement price and a DEF FWD, don’t hesitate to start him on your field.

Tom Papley (109 SC)

Like Adams, this young man has come from nowwhere and smahed out two tons on the trot. At 110K and on the bubble, make sure you get him in this week.

Sam Kerridge (106 SC)

Has been exactly what we thought he would be. Solid and reliable.

Ben Kennedy (105 SC)

Two tons in two weeks from Kennedy, proving a good pick up for those who started with him.

The Redeemers

Teen Wolf Fyfe (157)

It must have been a full moon in Perth on Saturday night because the Teen Wolf was back with a vengeance. Hungry, competitive and dynamic, he was unfortunately unable to lift his team­mates to the same level. Had it 34 times, with three goals. Majestic.

Toby Greene (120 SC)

Needed a big hundred to stay in my side and provided the goods. What a turnaround. Looked all but gone on Thursday when it was confirmed he was training with the GWS reserves side. But rebounded nicely on Sunday.

Chopsticks Martin (132 SC)

Was back to his best, pulling out vintage Dusty don’t argues left, right and centre on Friday night. Will be in the top six forwards by the end of the year, without a doubt.

Incredible CoachKings scenes on Friday night:

The One Hit Wonders

Patrick Dangerfield (77 SC)

Wowed everyone in the Community with his stunning display last weekend, leading many, including me, to stick the big C on him given the lack of loop hole options. Was a huge let down. Still expecting big things from him this season, however.

Matt Priddis (79 SC)

Loves smashing the weak teams, but when the pressure is on against class opposition, the big Prid seems to struggle a little more. Was never allowed to find space, meaning his efficiency was well down on his average.

Sam Gray (57 SC)

Looked very good last week to post a solid ton, but sadly, like his side, were just not up to it this week. Got a bit of the ball, but butchered it alot.

The Riddlers

Max Gawn (85 SC)

We must hold Max for now, but the behemoth hasn’t quite had the massive start we were all hoping for. Scores of 95 and 85 over consecutive matches are solid, but we need more from the great bearded one. Should go big in the coming weeks.

Brad Crouch (83 SC)

Two super­awkward scores of 72 and 83 to start things off. Looked better on the weekend and seems to be finding the footy more and he works to peak fitness. I think he will get better as the season progresses.

Jordan DeGoey (50 SC)

Many took the punt, and it has not paid off as yet. Was expected to get more midfield time with Swan and Sidebottom out, but still only managed a mediore 50 SC in Collingwood’s unlikely win. A tricky one after a half­decent score of 80­odd in round one.

The Damned

Tom Rockliff (48 SC)

Sat out the last portion of the match with an injury, but hardly set the world on fire before this anyway. Was bloody disgraceful actually. Will need to make a remarkable recovery to avoid being rage­traded by many in the Community.

Michael Barlow (60 SC)

Was rubbish last year but we all got sucked in after he gained forward status and Ross claimed he would spend more time in the middle. Well, Ross is clearly delusional. Little midfield time and when he does get the ball he prides himself on butchering it straight to the opposition. Will he improve when Freo does, but when will that be?

Heath Shaw (74 SC)

Carn, Heath. You’re better than this. Stunk it up in round one and let us down again with a mediocre 70­odd to go with his 87 last week. Hold, though. Still a keeper and lock­in for top six defender for the season.

Daniel Rich (38 SC)

What the actual f***, Daniel? Tagged by Jacobs for much of the day, was completely taken out of the game. Decided to pull the pin at three­quarter­time claiming hamstring tightness. Weak as piss. As an owner, absolutely furious does not even describe it…

Over to you Community, who were your heroes and villains of Round 2?

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Pauline Walnuts

Barlow to Wells ?


Barlow / Brown to Papley ? – not sure which of the these trades will give me the best benefit ?

annoying old lady

I'm in the camp of holding Barlow for at least another week, even if it means he drops in price. A downgrade seems to me to be a waste of a trade for Barlow, as now you have to fill your side with an extra premium by years end.

However, if you were going to pull the plug on him, and somehow you DON'T already have Wells, then yeah I think that one's a no brainer. Otherwise a side trade for Barlow isn't going to net you much (ie. a Jack Viney, Jack Riewoldt, Ryan Griffen unreliable type) unless you have some money left over after round 1.


Both Wells and Paps are must haves to keep up in the cash generation game, so they would be who I would bring in this round, as you don't have them.

If Barlow has to be canned to make that happen I wouldn't lose too much sleep over that one myself.


Barlow out, Grimley out, but who to bring in?
Two out of Kennedy, Papley and Libba


Libba and papley


Tough call there. All 3 are must haves really but I would go Kennedy and Paps for maximal cash generation.

Southern S

Don't keep grimley on your fwd bench, people are making huge profits whilst you sit on a donut. Use a ruck bench for loophole.

You need Kennedy and Libba without a doubt.


Out of Hall, JJ and Papley, which two are the most vital to bring in?

annoying old lady

Hall and Papley.

Hall for scoring capability/possible season keeper, Papley for quick and enormous cash generation!


Thanks, I'm thinking that Hall and Jo are a flip of a coin decision. Not having Paps will be a huge mistake if he goes up to 400k

annoying old lady

Oh haha i read that as Josh Jenkins =P. Yeah that's a real tricky one. I think Hall might be the safer option at this stage, JJ has torn apart the competition so far and teams aren't going to let him run free like he has been. I feel like Hall playing great, but opposition attention will be likely to go to Gary or Prestia before him.


Community, I've got a couple of problems with my team, namely: Barlow, Rockliff and the absence of Ben Kennedy.

I have 14.5K in the bank and my team looks like this:
D: Shaw, Houli, Laird, Weiters, Dea, Adams (Brown, AMT)
M: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Pendles, Rocky, Libba, Mills, Parish (Dunkley, Hewett, Davis)
R: Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)
F: Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Menadue, Kerridge (Papley, McCarthey)

I'm thinking of a Mills –> Kennedy trade becuase Mills has the highest BE of all my rookies. I'm gonna wait till Thursday to assess the situation with Rockliff.

Any suggestions? (Priority is to get Kennedy)

Thanks in advance


Rocky down to kennedy

annoying old lady

I think a straight trade of Rockliff -> Parker is in order for you. That's what I'll be doing anyway.

In regards to Ben Kennedy, I wouldn't be getting rid of Mills any time soon. The bloke should continue to play for most of the early part of the season, and one big score will be all he needs to skyrocket in price. Saying that, I don't see a better way to get him in for you…

A risky but highly unique trade for you could be Rocky -> Ben Kennedy. That'll net you $362,000 that you can use to upgrade to other players after a few rookies peak in price in a couple of weeks. But that's a short term hurt/long term gain type trade and you'll miss the boat on Parker.

Southern S

Rocky to Kennedy.


Barlow or Rockcliff to B Kennedy, McCarthy to JJ via AMT to forwards = 38k cash


Have Barlow, Rockliff and Rich. Any of them must trade outs? Want to stick by them but idk


im thinking Barlow to papley to give me the $$$ to bring in Fyfe/shaw types in a couple of rounds. Rich won't lose too much cash (unless he goes sub 50 again which I doubt). Rocky depends on his injury, if he doesn't miss games he is a hold IMO.

Southern S

Rich is a supercoach burn man. Always has been, always will be.


Can you still reverse trades if so how?

Damon Bisetto

on the left of team page


Desktop: It's on the left, called "reverse changes"
Phone/Ipad: On team page tap that thing bottom righthand corner, it'll open a menu

annoying old lady

Look on the left hand side next to the Team, Home, Leagues toolbar. Otherwise, search the page for the words "Reverse Changes" 😉


Thanks a ton fellas, was stressing for a second there!


Doggies have played a mediocre Freo and the Saints so just not sold on JJ. Acid test is against the hawks just a pity it's after the price jump


Agreed, I'm not sold so not going to waste a trade bringing him in.


Didn't you say the same about Tom Mac last year mate?

Need to take risks to win big! If JJ ends up being a season keeper and you can get him in one trade I would do it. Better now than at 460k

Southern S


JJ had a cracking NAB and now backed it up with a huge first couple of rounds.

Always looked like he had great potential and now he's hit his form. If JJ stays fit he's a season keeper for sure.

People say that teams will try to shut him down, but how do you shut down someone that quick anyway? Plus then hunter goes nuts or the 5 other fast running players the doggies have.

You can't stop the doggies this year. You can't stop JJ.


Same could be said about Aaron Hall, has played Essendon and Freo


Sitting roughly 500th at the moment, pretty happy. But I'm not happy about Barlow and Shaw. Should I swap Barlow for zack Merrett or Kane lambert? I'm even considering Tom papley and banking $400,000 before his price rises. Thoughts community?


Thinking the same thing however papely could stink it up next week and go Barlow to another top forward


Trade a keeper for a keeper


Supercoach is about cash generation in the first half of the season so you need to get Paps in as he looks like he could triple or maybe even quadruple in value over the next month or so.

So Barlow to Paps works for me and then you could look to pick off some of those fallen premos with your war chest over the next month whilst you wait for your cows to fully fatten.

Heater Shaw you have to keep really and just wear the depreciation. Everyone who doesn't have him will be jumping on board once he bottoms out in price with their first series of upgrades, like I will be, so you may as well just stick fat with him.


Still wondering about the js for Papley. Obviously playing well right now and could certainly be worth the trade for quick cash but seems to be in direct competition with Ben McGlynn for his position. Note also that good form seems not to be a criteria for selection at the Swans as those of us that had Titch a few seasons ago will attest to. How much is a trade worth? Is it reasonable to believe that that money can come from Papley?


Titch is an anomaly, Horse just doesnt like the bloke! Papley will not lose his position in the team when he is playing the way he is. Especially as McGlynn only played 7 games last year and is 31y.o.

Southern S

McGlynn isn't consistent and you don't 'fix' something that isn't broken. I think Papley will stay on field unless he has two bad games or gets injured.

Patrick Dangerfield

Priorities out of johanissen, liberatore, Papley, Kennedy to get in this round?
I have Barlow, de goey, crouch, Rockliff and Gresham who I can possibly get rid of.

annoying old lady

1. Liberatore
2. Kennedy
3. Johannisen
4. Papley

This depends on your overall structure of your team of course, and cash generation might be your thing. That would mean that Kennedy and Papley would come before Johannisen. If you don't have Libba though, that should be everyone's #1


Paps and Kennedy for maximal cash generation. JJ and Libba won't go up nearly as much as these other two so you may be able to jump on JJ or Libba next week albeit at an elevated price.


Papley is most important. Cash generation is a must at this early stage.

Ben Ken, Liberatore, and JJ, in that order.


522k for a defender who do i get
bob murphy
or anyone else who fits under the 522k cap




JJ. He's cheaper, and all other options are too old.


Gibbo will outscore JJ on average

Southern S

Probably, but that may be due to a score that has already been missed by tom.




Shaw in a few weeks 😉


Barlow to hall?

The Mountain

Best forward replacement you can get in, the other is probably Merrett and maybe wells of you don't have him

Southern S

No brainer.


Definitely doing Rocky -> Parker. Should Barlow go to Papely or A. Hall? Tough decision.

Southern S

Should've got hall last week.


Hall. Looks like a keeper


Barlow to JJ
Rockliff to Papley

Big G

Options to upgrade/downgrade Rocky and Chad: Priddis/HannersParker or Gray in the middle. Merett, Zorko, Hall or Buddy in the forward line. Thoughts please?

Mr. Booby-buyer

gray and hall! or merett POD

Big G

Do you think Gray can average as good as Priddis?

Southern S

Chad will be fine for this week.

Kang Van DerBang

Hi Community – hoping you can help me out here.

Barlow is gone – no coming back from that. However, do I go with the strategy of DOWNGRADING him (B.Kennedy) or do I switch him for another keeper so as to not waste a trade.

The other question is, do we think Ben Kennedy will be a premo/keeper?

Southern S

I would downgrade him as later in the season you can trade kennedy if not a keeper. Will make you 250k minimum imo.

Although then you've used two trades on him, should've had kennedy from the start it was a no brainer as was kerridge and wells.

Can't ignore experienced AFL players at those prices how people weren't taking the punt on him when rookies were expensive this year is beyond me.


Had to say without knowing which forward keepers you already have. If you don't have Hall I'd do it for sure. I think Kennedy has very little chance of being a keeper, I think he'll average ~75 from here on. Kerridge has more chance of being a keeper


I have McCaffer…

1. I trade McCaffer for Parish and L.Mcarthy to Papley
2. Hold McCaffer hope pulls his finger out and trade N Roo/Barlow to A Hall and M.Mcgovern To Papley
3. McCarthy to papley and hold the rest

Cheers Community

Southern S



Can't do 2 and somehow trade mcaffer sub a m/f into mids and bring in paps?


Absolutely what Swans said. McCaffer out (a Menadue/Kennedy type into the midfield) and Papley in. Barlow to Hall is sound too. You'll come out of that with 100-150k and a much better team. Don't trade McCarthy he will make you plenty.


I know it's against the number one rule of SuperCoach, but is Barlow to johanisen such a Terrible idea?

Kang Van DerBang

and how are you going to do this? as in, who are you subbing to FWD.

Reason is, if it's one of your Essendon rookies, then your FWD line could be a bit thin for a while.


Swing Marcus Adams or Mitch brown down forward, fwd line would be Wingard, hall, s. Gray, Wells, Kennedy and Papley


Didn't wingard get winged?


Will be fit to play against Essendon… Apparently


In all honesty I have more faith in my rookies than Barlow

Southern S

No it's not a bad idea. Doggies are going to have a great year and JJ is at the forefront.


Well I hope it's not a terrible idea as I plan to do this myself Dasha.


It's what I have done.


It's not a terrible idea, if you are thinking of that trade then it means you have nailed all your rookies and won't need corrective rookie trading yes?

The Mountain

Who should I bring in for rocky, Parker or Libba?



Rockliff —> Parker/ Gray/ Literally any mid????
help community


Like Gray a LOT more than Parker. Parker has had a tremendous start but I have my doubts.
Gray is a solid pick.
Priddis..? Cripps?


Keep or trade and save the money?


Shaw >>> Dawson


I'm holding Barlow. Ross will be looking to change things up this week. Bennell back in the fwd line, Barlow plays better in the mid field so get him back in there Ross!!!
It's Billings and Suckling causing me headaches.
I want Buddy and Papley in.


Also keeping Barlow.Can see a lot dumping him this week when they see his last 3 performances against WCE,but the guy has been a
good performer in the past dropping under 90 avg only in 2011 when he was injured.HOLD.He will bounce back.

Beady Eye

Bennell is out with a calf injury and Freo are playing it ultra cautious given his history.

Not saying you're wrong, just that the move may not happen for a while yet.

Southern S



Agree lock him away

Southern S

Nobody talking about Zaharakis?


I'm thinking seriously hard about getting him in this week, my only question is can he do it all year? in a thin Essendon midfield you would think he can but I'm not sure

Southern S

He's had ups and downs in his career but I feel he can average 100+ easily this year.

Had 28 and 26 touches in the NAB with 80% TOG and has backed that up in the first two rounds of the season.


Very cheap I do think the taggers are going to be waiting for him though, much more damaging than Goddard I reckon. He is in career best form though


I've just brought him into my side. 133 and 130. I'm convinced.


Considering strongly as replacement for Rocky, only thing that's stopping me at this stage is the quality of the two sides that the Bombers have come up against, Zaha hasn't averaged more than 91 in his career (although unprecedented situation at Windy Hill will surely result in him becoming one of their key midfielders). I'm also not convinced he's a keeper even at M8 – might be burning a trade to bring in a mid-priced stepping stone.

Premo Mayhem

Hey team,

Need some advice with a couple of duds. I'm thinking of swapping out Barlow & Rockliff for Boomer & Ward in the guts. Is it worth holding Barlow? Are there any better PODs then Ward atm? Currently have $16,200 in the bank.


Premo Mayhem

I meant Boomer up forward & Ward in the guts****

Southern S

Whilst boomer is still a gun I just can't lock in a guy that is almost 38. Could be an awesome PDO though.


Im considering holding him. Will be a POD by next week at this rate and Freo will come good eventually.. I hope


Barlow – Ben Kennedy
Rocky- Fyfe
320k in the bank for upgrades


Perfect. I'm Jealous.


Same as me Fyfey, looks the goods

Cpt Pugwash

Rich to JJ ? Or Barlow to Papley (can do both)

Southern S

At least Rich to JJ. Also Barlow to Papley if you want to risk using more trades to make more profit.


What's everyone's thoughts about Barlow to zaharakis?? Make 80k on it and hope zaha has another big game and goes up 50K+

Southern S

Like it.


I'm still not sure on the Dons premos although both Zaka and Zerrett look the real deal.

Port should come out breathing fire this week so will be interesting to see whether the Dons premos can back it up again.

But right now you'd have to say they both look great trade in options for Barlow.


Im the same about there premos, but I think more of a trade in then out change… Get zaha in for a week or two while he goes up in price then pull the trigger and get Fyfe or Ablett with roughly 100k I make from the trade


Want to trade out Rockliff and see no point in trading down but need that extra 50k odd to go to a Hannebery or Priddis. I'm confident i have all the necessary rookies, but in my backline i have T.McKenzie and D.Rich and am considering trading one of them down to Hartley to have the funds to get Hannebery and extra money for next week if i decide to pull the plug on Barlow. Is it wise to trade one of those two out? Who is worth keeping and getting rid of of the pair?

Any thought would be appreciated

Southern S

Rich out.


Cannon out


I'm leaning towards trading out Rich as i see more upside in McKenzie but it will be a last minute decision


Hold Rich


Papley or Kennedy? Both I feel have great job security

Southern S

Kennedy, but both if possible.


Gresham –> Papley, Barlow –> JJ are looking like my trades before the price changes.


Thought the same, but hate the idea of trading out Gresham just before he makes any money. He may get dropped which will make the decision easier.


I have gone those trades.

Gresham is only going to go up by around $10,000 were Papley is $100,000.
Long term, the price difference between these two will be greater


ive got 451k
i can upgrade either

Zac Smith – Anyone

Jordan De Goey – Anyone

Who should i upgrade?

Southern S

Nic nat?



yeh i can only uprgrade one of them though


Of those two that you've mentioned – definitely Z Smith.

Southern S

Zac smith looking like a dud, will go down in value this week. Could bring in Goldy, Martin or Nic Nat?

De Goey has a low enough BE to hold for a bit.

But I'm assuming you have kerridge, wells, kennedy etc.


yep sure do


Don't trade Zac Smith yet, wait until Goldy bottoms out in price in the next few weeks then pull that trigger.
If you had to choose then trade out De Goey and upgrade him to a premium like Dusty/Merret/Zorko

The Beard

Lads need some opinions on who to get in for the midfield to replace Rocky.

Gray, Priddis, Parker, Pendles, Mitchell?? I have Gaz, Libba, Fyfe, Danger etc.

Also opinions on a top forward target? D Martin? Any of the bombers boys? I am cutting Barlow and have 130k+ in the bank for it so anyone is an option. Have Hall, Stringer, Wells etc so after that prem forward.

Personally leaning towards Gray & Martin. Thoughts?

Southern S

Robbie Gray and Martin are proven guns that you can set and forget for the year.

The Beard

Yeh that's where I'm leaning towards. Plus I have a bit of man love for Dusty.

Just unsure if I should be looking at Priddis/Parker/Pendles/Mitchell in the mids or Zorko/Kennedy etc in the forwards? What would you run with if you could add to Gaz/Libba/Fyfe/Danger.

Southern S

Robbie Gray just looks like he's back to his best.

Priddis has really massive games (generally at home) but then sometimes drops off a little.

Parker is having huge games and is an awesome player but I'm not quite convinced it'll happen all year for him.

Pendles is always a reliable player but I still feel and in form robbie gray has a tiny edge on him.

You talking Sam mitchell? or Tommy mitchell? Whilst Sam is going well I can't bring myself to trade him in. I'd take Parker and Tom mitchell (and of course gray) before him just for durability sake looking at the long haul.

For me any of the above players could really pay off and maybe Parker will end up as that 600k premo that he has the potential to be.

Kennedy has huge scores and average scores. If you want the ups and downs then go for it.

Zorko when fit is pretty darn reliable, between him and dusty it's a tough call I think they will score fairly similarly this year.

The Beard

Thanks for your time. It convinces me to stick with what I went. R Gray and Dusty.

Logic is Gray was fighting it with Parker and Pendles in the end for me. Pendles is more a fav though his injury concern is a worry. If he can shake it off and bang out consistently for the next few weeks I will make him my next target for an upgrade in the mids. Gray can be locked away.

Dusty over Zorko purely because Zorko's burnt me before and I have man love for Dusty. Plus Lions will cop more touch ups this year.


Any mathematicians out there that can work out how much JJ would go up in price if he scores 85 this week? Kind regards


about 40k


Ok thanks buddy, I reckon I might hold off a week then. I'd rather pay that price to see how he goes against quality opposition. Hawthorn won't allow the space.

Southern S

So if he only gets an 80 or so against the premiers you won't get him? If he does that he's still a defensive keeper surely……..

One lower game against arguably the best side in the comp doesn't really lower his appeal and overall high potential average.


Nah I'd still get him it just means it's not as urgent as other issues. If he went up 80k I'd just get him now, hence why I asked the question. If he scores a 60 odd I might hold off 2 more weeks though.

Southern S

A 60 would be a little worrying.

Southern S

Isn't the projected price rise on SC accurate? Says 42k if he gets 87.

I'm guessing he will get 100+ and go up 45-50k.


Guys, not happy with the way Heath Shaw is performing at the moment but hey, I guess he will have to turn the corner at some stage, hopefully Soon! But, Rockliff has to go – any suggestions to whom ? I'm seriously considering Mitchell from the Swans, had two cracking games – does anyone think he can make it BIG this year ? Also, is Barlow to Zaharakis/Merret a good idea or should I hold ?
Thanks community appreciate your thoughts!

Southern S

Tom mitchell is often overlooked, He has been very reliable and is a consistent ball magnet.

Personally like him over Hanne and will be a nice POD.


I started with Titch due to the fact I thought he would be the best Swans scorer. You only needed to do a bit of research from lastyear to work out he averaged 119 when he wasnt sub affected or had a run with role.
But having said that, I also started with Steele, Barlow and Rocky so cant get to cocky


Thanks Holty & Southern S – makes it easier for me with those thoughts!


I need to get Papley in, so will be looking paint the fence by downgrading Barlow to the Pap Smear and 'upgrading' Rocky to Robbie Gray who will be a keeper premo this year IMO. Tempted by Titch and even Zaharakis/Merrett, but can't go past Gray – 37 possies in a side that got pummeled at the weekend


Thinking about swinging Adams forward and trading out Barlow for JJ? Thoughts? Also – Rocky out for Libba. Wasn't expecting Libba to return so well!

Southern S

Seems pretty wise to me, (crows fan speaking) but this year you could have half your team dogs players and do fine.



What are your thoughts on ZAHARAKIS??
inform with 2 big 130+ scores, against two mediocre teams

Will he average 100+ this year and become a top 15 midfielder??

Is it worth burning a extra trade to get to premium status, as I have rocky and i would like to go to zaha, but might as well go to luke parker


I like it as I'm considering similar by going from Barlow to him.
He's only 414K and primed to go up 50K
So the money you make from going from rocky to him can be used in another couple of weeks to upgrade zaha up to Fyfe, Ablett or danger…


I reckon he will average 100-105 but not be a top15 midfielder. Up to you whether you think that's worth it @415k, some would say yes, some no.


JPK, robbie gray or pendles? if rocky isn't named

Southern S

Liking Gray at the moment. Still scoring even when port is down in the dumps.


What's everyone's thoughts about Barlow to zaharakis or Barlow to Zach Merritt?

Zaha makes more money (60K$ and will rise more if plays another good game
Or Merritt who has duel position?


I think Merrett with the DPP. Zaha will get tagged soon I think. Merrett would only be third in line for tag. Looking at the time on ground% Merretts is quite low, he is going to be a SC jet once he improves his engine!

Southern S

Zaha and Merrett could both possibly draw the tag, Zaha is cheaper and carving up. I feel he is in his element right now fit, experienced, age etc.

Both are going well tough choice.


Billings and Barlow –> to Papley and Buddy, leaves me with $397k in the bank. So tempting even though I said I'd give Barlow one more week…!


Dahlhaus to Josh Kennedy??

Southern S



Can anyone tell me the extent of wingards reported hamstring injury? Not sure at this stage whether to hold or not…


Was fairly minor from what i heard but an updated injury list for each club should come out tomorrow so we will know more then. Hopefully he is just a 'Test'.

Southern S

Port says wingard will be fine to face essendon on friday night.


What are the communities thoughts on Shaw? I expected him to be over at least 100 and isnt even been close? Should he be traded to a downgrade? Not sure if I should trade him out to Laired or Gibson and free up cash?

Southern S

Unless you have luckily got all other lines perfected with profit players and performing guns then I wouldn't do it.


Well I'm thinking Barlow down to Papley and Shaw Down to Gibson or Laird and that will leave me with 545K in the kitty.

This is my team as stands now

Shaw JJ Adams Tmac Lonergan Weitiering (Dea, Brown)
Ablett Danger Libba B. Kennedy Shiel Pendels S. Gray C. Mills (R. Davis Dunkley J. Gresham)
NIC NAT Gawn (leorsch)
A. Hall Well Barlow Kerridge Greene Menadue (AMT, L. McCarthy)

Southern S

Personally I wouldn't bother. It's only been two rounds heater could pump out a 150 next week.


I ranted all preseason about not starting with Heater as he was always going to drop in price although even I thought he would start better than he actually has.

You just have to stick with him as I don't think anyone doubts he will still be a top defender by season end. However all those who were asserting he would again be the number 1 defender in the preseason are probably eating a little bit of humble pie right now.


He is a prem defender, DO NOT trade!! I was going to trade out Gibson last week and look what he did….


ok I'll Hold him. But I'm pretty sure Barlow is out


Community thoughts on this trade:
Barlow to JJ
Barlow to Z Merrett


How are you trading Barlow to JJ?

ball swing

coz everyone has at least 3 def/fwd swings in defence.


adams into my fwd line

The Ranger

Is Papley really a must have?
To get him I'd have to trade one of Menadue, Brown, McDT or McCarthy.
I'm happy to make rookie correction trades at this stage of the season but is Papleys JS as good as the other rooks mentioned?
I'd rather have a slow burn rook than a non playing one in two weeks time.
Leaning toward a McCarthy to Papley trade but would like to get the Community's thoughts?


two scores of a 100+, looking the goods. should keep his spot for a few more weeks! brown or McCarthy out IMO

Flaccid Jaff

I didn't get him initially cause even if he did well, he's back on the rookie list when rohan is fit, but now talia is out for 10ish I think I'll get Paps in, who is ahead of George I think. Still a risk though with mcglin, maceigh and reid coming back


Sydney also have Alex Johnson on the LTI list, Papley can stay upgraded regardless.


is Sheridan out? and for how long?


Not sure yet, he's having a "Test"

Mr Ryan

I threw out Aish for Adams in the DEF and can now afford to trade Rocky for any MID..
Fyfe, Danger or do i save a little cash and look around the 500ks?


Fyfe and danger will be top 5 scorers by the end of the year, can't go wrong


What do you think of Barlow to JJ (Moving tippa fwd) and Rocky to Merrett (moving Kerridge to mid)?
Nets me 166k!


Thinking of going rocky to libba and then Barlow to parley, this'd give me 592k to upgrade ruggles to Merrett and and do some else with the 200k, thoughts?




depending on how long Rocky is out for shouldn't you hold? I agree with Barlow…. he has to go, price drop and the guy is a burnman! He bloody shits me….


True, but watching rocky play, he was flat and out of it, playing more up forward than usual and not producing like he did in the past, I reckon it'll be a bit of a 2015 griffin scenario, some will keep and some will kick.


Thinking of going Rocky to S. Mitchell, and Barlow to Papley, leaving ($398000) and next week going B. Crouch to Parish and Cripps to Fyfe, thoughts?


ill be doing gresham to papley and barlow to libba.

thoughts? i think solid trades. also got rich and rocky but they can wait.


Fyfe greene to ???? sorry that was last week. Rocky to.?????? Is everyone joking


I need some help, got Jack Billings in the team who isn't doing great, do I hold on to him or upgrade or downgrade, I've just got rid of rockliff for zaharakis. What are peoples thoughtful?

Bobby Singh

I've got some trading problems. I have a few trades in mind including:
• Bartel to JJ.
• Rocky upgrade/downgrade.
• Gresham to Parish/Kennedy.

Which two do you think are the most efficient? Who would be an upgrade and downgrade target for Rockliff? Also, should I go Parish or Kennedy if I was to complete that trade?


Will never never pick Daniel Rich, I'm a mad Lions supporter but the major problem with Rich is he has never ever been able to handle a tag!

Gobbledoks Pride

I've got BARLOW & ROCKY but may have to trade in Hall ( my first mistake of the year! Not having him already )
bit worried about Gawn as I had big Stef 10 minutes before R1 started then needed some cash and went Gawn

ball swing

HIGGO!!!! Love how youre drinking your booze out of a bone white china tea mug…..ZERO way mother could be onto you 😉

Carl Sucks on JR

Big Carl ….you waited for this opportunity to write for jock's website ….good for you! But…. honestly… you suck! You never haven't once responded to anyone's response in all the posts? Not sure why he brought you on on? Your input means absolutely nothing! You are a joke and a wannabe!!!! Don't quit your day job and or night job of being a drunk bar back. You cant even respond to one person comment! You aren't dedicated this website! You are a wannabe! Lekdog, Patch, Jock, Higgo respond to their comments. Not once have you in anyone's post ………." ZERO" insight so what make you worthy……being a writer or considered as an expert ……………Nothing! Because you respond to no one….not once! You wanna be a flash in the pan! What happen to true guys like Chicko? You are a dud! I mean people have come on here and asked ur option and said nice article being nice even though it really not and you havent responded to NO ONE! Wher are the true writers and love Fantasy Footy? Wanna be true to the community?


Do you not think that some of the authors of these posts have jobs, families or other commitments?!

Being a part of this great community is a privilege and requires contribution, what has yours been apart from ripping on a bloke that has given up his own time to produce this write up?

Carl and other authors who have the skills to write for the JR crew are only doing so to make super coach easier for spuds like you who cant think on their own 2 feet.

How about next time you post it is with a positive contribution?!

Josh Banks

Saying this comment without even putting in your real name…stop being a coward. Share your opinion, fine, but stop being negative and rude. If you don't like it, go somewhere else because u dont deserve jock and the boys.


Ok, so ive traded rockliff for zaha and upgraded barlow to dusty, am i just doing stupid sideways trades? because it kind of does but kind of doesnt

Big Bob Francis

My spud of the week awards went to Jarred Polec – 8, Daniel Rich not much better. Thinking its time to trade him out & bring in Ablett. Not sure why I went with Polec. Ablett will top up a heavy midfield with Fyfe, Dangerfield, Priddis, Gray, Brad Crouch, Mills and Kerridge – Dunkley Davis and Keays on the bench. Had Rich in the backline, so would be looking to trade him out for say a Hartley from Essendon. Hartley and Tippa would warm a bench to Tom McDonald (who also spudded it up as he was half asleep on Sat and is on notice), Laird, Docherty, Johannsen, Weitering & Adams. The rookies are flying the flag atm. Didn't want to trade last week but then brought JJ in for McGovern. Although McGovern got around 80 his opponent Gibson went to town. JJ was stellar banking a 130. My forwards are light on but I'm thinking to leave this week pending the Wingard outcome. How is he faring atm? Will he get up for Fri night? Hall, Wells, Kennedy, Menadue I'm happy with. DeGoey will go to Debench after his start and join young McGovern from the crows – who would be keen to get in on their forward line now. They share it round and I think the young Mitch McGovern presents well when he gets some tog time. Rucks are serviceable in Blicavs and Gawn. So is it the arse to Polec and Rich for Ablett and Hartley, or is Libba a better option??


Man too much negative crap there, I take the point but back off…………………………………………..


Barlow > Papley
Rocky > Gaz

Took a risk with Yeo at the start of the year and burnt me with a 40,
Will hold for one more week but any other value defenders?
Already running with Weitering, JJ, Adams, Dea, Tipungwuti