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?


Pauline Walnuts · 04/04/2016 at 10:55

Barlow to Wells ?


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

    annoying old lady · 04/04/2016 at 11:19

    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.

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 12:05

    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.

Sammyboy · 04/04/2016 at 11:02

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

    ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 11:10

    I'd be using Grimley for the loophole for now. Daniher needs a foil up forward and Ambrose isn't much chop so he might get some game time soon wait till the VFL starts and see.

    All three are going to go up in price after next week end. Libba is looking like he'll be a keeper for the season. Kennedy probably has a bit better JS than Papley but he'd be hard done by if he gets dropped.

    Chevy · 04/04/2016 at 11:13

    Libba and papley

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 12:10

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 12:55

    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.

James · 04/04/2016 at 11:03

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

    annoying old lady · 04/04/2016 at 11:10

    Hall and Papley.

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

      James · 04/04/2016 at 11:16

      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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:26

        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.

Pinidu · 04/04/2016 at 11:10

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

    siri · 04/04/2016 at 11:34

    Rocky down to kennedy

    annoying old lady · 04/04/2016 at 11:38

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:57

    Rocky to Kennedy.

    Ianm · 04/04/2016 at 22:31

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

G. · 04/04/2016 at 11:11

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

    Swans2012 · 04/04/2016 at 11:57

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:13

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

Jack · 04/04/2016 at 11:14

Can you still reverse trades if so how?

    Damon Bisetto · 04/04/2016 at 11:31

    on the left of team page

    Kev · 04/04/2016 at 11:38

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:40

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

    Jack · 04/04/2016 at 11:44

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

ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 11:14

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

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 11:50

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

      Tret · 04/04/2016 at 12:14

      Same here mate. Want to see how he goes up against the Hawks this week and if he lights it up again Im happy to pay the extra cash

    Motsy · 04/04/2016 at 12:19

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:02


      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.

        ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 13:24

        If JJ is shutdown by opposition there is no help to his individual score by another player or player going nut! Good for the doggies maybe not good for supercoach

          Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:35

          Yes but one low week happens to every player no matter how good, this round against hawks could actually be bad because you might see a 70-80 and think oh he's just a hype player then miss the train and he's back to 100+ for the next few after that.

          We will see!

      ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 13:22

      Yeah might of and am happy to be wrong. But he's had a good NAB, where tagging or shutting down players just doesn't happen, first two rounds he's been good against Freo and Saints, nothing to right home about. Say he gets another 130 against the hawks he's only going up around 40-45k and i'll pay that extra just to see how he goes against some quality. He'll be held more accountable this week.

        Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:33

        Yeah fair points.

        Just can't think of anyone who could shut him down myself, so have traded him in.

          ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 13:44

          Best way to shutdown a rebounding defender is to play through his opponent and make him accountable. Hawks have plenty Cyril comes to mind or they go straight lockdown and stick langford on him. Once it gets done by one team and if it leads to a Bulldog defeat other teams will follow. Look at Daniel Rich the bloke can't handle a tag JJ is yet to be tag tested so I'll happily pay an extra 40-60k just to wait and see because if he comes in he's in for the season.
          It's just food for thought and a heads or tails decision.

            Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 14:01

            I agree on your points as a whole.

            I'll take the 50-50 chance on him for sure.

            JamiesNinjas13 · 05/04/2016 at 10:08

            Yeah good call Rascal, I can't get him into the side this week but I am hoping you're right and he spuds it up lol
            Happened to Grant Birchall a couple years back.

        Fitzy · 04/04/2016 at 22:36

        I left him out at the start for most of the reasons you have stated, however his form has continued and even if he has a downer against the Hawks, he has a pretty good run after that for a number of weeks.
        I might have made a big call by swapping Yeo for JJ, but this game is risk v reward. Yeo has spudded it up first 2 rounds and is costing me

    Matt · 04/04/2016 at 13:40

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

      ThatDamnRascal · 04/04/2016 at 13:56

      Look at Halls last 5 rounds in 2015 now compare them to JJ.

      I get the pros and cons. I'm simply supplying the alternative and reinforcing that all the facts are needed to make a trade. He's 420k player with potential if he's being traded in there's no flip flopping. I also understand that people looked at him just on NAB form but opted for a safer pick and a correcting this via a trade as they think he'll be a keeper which before price rises is a good way to do it.

Coxy · 04/04/2016 at 11:15

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?

    TOnmo · 04/04/2016 at 11:28

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

    Kev · 04/04/2016 at 11:40

    Trade a keeper for a keeper

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 12:28

    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.

dB6 · 04/04/2016 at 11:15

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?

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 11:59

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:09

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:18

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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:43

    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

      Patrick Dangerfield · 04/04/2016 at 11:50

      My team:
      Houli, laird, Bartel, Dea, Adams, Hartley (brown, tippa)
      Fyfe, Dangerfield, Ablett, Sheil, Rockliff, Cripps, crouch, mills (Gresham, Davis, Hewett)
      Goldy, natinui
      Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, kerridge Menadue (McGovern, McCarthy)

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 12:14

    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.

    Eagling · 04/04/2016 at 15:09

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

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

tom · 04/04/2016 at 11:23

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

    Kev · 04/04/2016 at 11:42


      tom · 04/04/2016 at 11:46

      already have him and bachar

    bAps · 04/04/2016 at 11:50

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

      chisel · 04/04/2016 at 12:22

      Gibbo will outscore JJ on average

        Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:03

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

    Jake · 04/04/2016 at 13:06


    derek · 04/04/2016 at 15:02

    Shaw in a few weeks 😉

Bpp · 04/04/2016 at 11:26

Barlow to hall?

    The Mountain · 04/04/2016 at 11:45

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 11:54

    No brainer.

Oliver · 04/04/2016 at 11:27

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 11:54

    Should've got hall last week.

    Jimmy · 04/04/2016 at 12:01

    Hall. Looks like a keeper

Westy · 04/04/2016 at 11:29

Barlow to JJ
Rockliff to Papley

Big G · 04/04/2016 at 11:31

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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:00

    gray and hall! or merett POD

      Big G · 04/04/2016 at 12:19

      Do you think Gray can average as good as Priddis?

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:24

    Chad will be fine for this week.

Kang Van DerBang · 04/04/2016 at 11:35

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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:01

    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.

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 12:14

    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

Alex · 04/04/2016 at 11:41

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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:55


    Swans2012 · 04/04/2016 at 12:04

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

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 13:18

    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.

Dasha · 04/04/2016 at 11:43

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

    Kang Van DerBang · 04/04/2016 at 11:51

    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.

      Dasha · 04/04/2016 at 12:09

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

        Swans2012 · 04/04/2016 at 12:22

        Didn't wingard get winged?

          Dasha · 04/04/2016 at 12:52

          Will be fit to play against Essendon… Apparently

      Dasha · 04/04/2016 at 12:09

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 11:57

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

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 12:21

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

    Bomber56 · 04/04/2016 at 21:54

    It's what I have done.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 05/04/2016 at 10:13

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:43

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


Hferg · 04/04/2016 at 11:49

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

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 12:43

    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?

Nathan · 04/04/2016 at 11:50

Keep or trade and save the money?

    derek · 04/04/2016 at 15:06

    Shaw >>> Dawson

Chill · 04/04/2016 at 11:51

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.

    Richard · 04/04/2016 at 12:01

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:37

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 11:57


    Swans2012 · 04/04/2016 at 11:59

    Agree lock him away

Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 11:58

Nobody talking about Zaharakis?

    coxy · 04/04/2016 at 12:07

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:50

      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.

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 12:43

    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

    Jambo · 04/04/2016 at 12:47

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

    Mister_Spock · 04/04/2016 at 15:03

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:00

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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:09

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 12:32

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

    Bill · 04/04/2016 at 14:48

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

Fyfey · 04/04/2016 at 12:03

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

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 12:37

    Perfect. I'm Jealous.

    Liam · 04/04/2016 at 15:49

    Same as me Fyfey, looks the goods

Cpt Pugwash · 04/04/2016 at 12:05

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 12:33

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

Michael · 04/04/2016 at 12:11

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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:30

    Like it.

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 13:13

    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.

      Michael · 04/04/2016 at 13:17

      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

Jack · 04/04/2016 at 12:14

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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:30

    Rich out.

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 12:38

    Cannon out

    Jack · 04/04/2016 at 14:47

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

      Dee · 04/04/2016 at 18:18

      Hold Rich

gibb99 · 04/04/2016 at 12:26

Papley or Kennedy? Both I feel have great job security

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 12:29

    Kennedy, but both if possible.

Marco_Polo94 · 04/04/2016 at 12:28

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

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 13:00

    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.

      Bomber56 · 04/04/2016 at 22:06

      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

Ben · 04/04/2016 at 12:32

ive got 451k
i can upgrade either

Zac Smith – Anyone

Jordan De Goey – Anyone

Who should i upgrade?

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 12:40

    Nic nat?


      Ben · 04/04/2016 at 12:42

      yeh i can only uprgrade one of them though

    Vindude · 04/04/2016 at 12:52

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:10

    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.

      Ben · 04/04/2016 at 20:34

      yep sure do

    JamiesNinjas13 · 05/04/2016 at 10:18

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 12:44

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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:11

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

      The Beard · 04/04/2016 at 13:23

      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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:45

        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 · 05/04/2016 at 10:58

          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.

Phil · 04/04/2016 at 12:45

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

    Chill · 04/04/2016 at 12:56

    about 40k

      Phil · 04/04/2016 at 13:12

      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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:23

        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.

          Phil · 04/04/2016 at 13:30

          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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:47

            A 60 would be a little worrying.

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:12

    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.

    william gates · 04/04/2016 at 14:43

    39600 could be 50 either way passed 6th grade Mooroopna state school top of class same school clayton oliver went to know what I'm talking about

Vindude · 04/04/2016 at 12:45

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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:14

    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.

    Holty · 04/04/2016 at 13:48

    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

      Vindude · 04/04/2016 at 14:07

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

    Mister_Spock · 04/04/2016 at 15:17

    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

Tim · 04/04/2016 at 12:46

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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:15

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

Jackk · 04/04/2016 at 12:51


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

    Mick · 04/04/2016 at 13:05

    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…

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 13:09

    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.

Josh · 04/04/2016 at 12:54

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

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:48

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

Nath · 04/04/2016 at 12:57

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?

    Phil · 04/04/2016 at 13:06

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:30

    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.

Chill · 04/04/2016 at 13:01

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…!

Chris · 04/04/2016 at 13:03

Dahlhaus to Josh Kennedy??

    Southern S · 04/04/2016 at 13:17


KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS · 04/04/2016 at 13:04

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

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 13:08

    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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:27

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

magpie4ver · 04/04/2016 at 13:09

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 · 04/04/2016 at 13:17

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

      magpie4ver · 04/04/2016 at 13:33

      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 · 04/04/2016 at 14:04

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

    SCaddict · 04/04/2016 at 13:27

    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.

    nick · 04/04/2016 at 13:27

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

      magpie4ver · 04/04/2016 at 13:55

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

nick · 04/04/2016 at 13:28

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

    john · 04/04/2016 at 20:50

    How are you trading Barlow to JJ?

      ball swing · 04/04/2016 at 22:02

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

      nick · 05/04/2016 at 10:31

      adams into my fwd line

The Ranger · 04/04/2016 at 14:23

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?

    will · 04/04/2016 at 14:41

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

    Flaccid Jaff · 04/04/2016 at 18:00

    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

      Sean · 06/04/2016 at 17:26

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

fraser · 04/04/2016 at 14:40

is Sheridan out? and for how long?

    Russ · 04/04/2016 at 19:33

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

Mr Ryan · 04/04/2016 at 14:49

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?

    nat · 04/04/2016 at 15:20

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

Rawkus11 · 04/04/2016 at 17:42

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

Jimma · 04/04/2016 at 17:53

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?

    Jimma · 04/04/2016 at 17:54


      Dee · 04/04/2016 at 18:20

      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….

        Jimma · 04/04/2016 at 19:08

        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.

    Boffa · 04/04/2016 at 18:25

    Crazy. Four trades in the first 2-3 weeks. You won't have any left by round 18.

      Jimma · 04/04/2016 at 19:05

      Yeah I know mate but I can't hold onto that money for so long, it'll effect my point scoring

Russ · 04/04/2016 at 19:18

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?

jimbo · 04/04/2016 at 19:32

ill be doing gresham to papley and barlow to libba.

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

Royce · 04/04/2016 at 19:53

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

Angus · 04/04/2016 at 20:02

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 · 04/04/2016 at 20:58

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?

GobbledoksPride · 04/04/2016 at 21:11

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 · 04/04/2016 at 21:25

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 · 04/04/2016 at 21:42

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 · 04/04/2016 at 22:20

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?

    Tom · 05/04/2016 at 16:01

    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 · 05/04/2016 at 16:41

    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.

joshy · 05/04/2016 at 01:12

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 · 05/04/2016 at 01:25

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??

Box · 05/04/2016 at 02:28

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

DustyNuts · 05/04/2016 at 09:01

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


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