The Rookie Scout: Round 3

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Barron Von Crow

“Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions!”

Rowdy Roddy Piper

 They were the immortal words spoken by Roddy Piper and never have they been truer than in Round 2 of Supercoach, a week which has left many of us with feelings of dismay, confusion and self-pity as we watched guys who blew the doors away in Round 1 score like rookies. Guys we’d written off jump back into our calculations. Injuries striking and all sorts of other types of fantasy football related mayhem.

But I’m telling you all right now to snap outta your funk, because as much trouble as your Michael Barlows, your Tom Rockliffs and your Daniel Richs (good lord, I just had a Gary Ayers press conference flashback) are causing you, there is one thing that cannot be denied which is we have got a pretty darn good crop of young rookies on our side this year who just may become the saving grace of our Supercoach teams.

Round 2 was another great week for a lot of our rookie picks, but now comes one of the most critical times of the year. Week 3 is when these rookies will start to fatten up, so we need to select the best blokes who are going to both score well and make us plenty of cash over the next 10 or so weeks. And that’s what I’m going to try and help you with here today.

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Callum Mills

SC Price: $211,800 | AF Price: $250,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,100
Round 2 Stats: 19 disposals, 5 marks, 1 tackle, 2 clearances, 4 intercept possessions, 68 SCPoints, 69 AFPoints, 70 CKPoints

Another week, another solid score for Mills with 68 SCPoints, but that’s a score that’s probably a good 10-15 points below what we’d really want from him. The number of uncontested ball likely remains his biggest obstacle to pushing up his points, but when you’re hanging around half back you probably aren’t as likely to be in the trenches where the hard ball is won. His Supercoach BE is still -15, so there’s plenty of cash left to be generated in him, and remember, because we paid slightly more for him to start his initial BE is likely to be a bit lower than those guys who cost us between $105-125K. Keep him in your team and keep plugging him in at M7-M8.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $207,300 | AF Price: $251,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,000
Round 2 Stats: 14 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 60 SCPoints, 49 AFPoints, 60 CKPoints

It was a bit of a disappointing return for Clayton, after a great Round 1 in which he received the Rising Star nomination and did some tremendous clearance work in the midfield. Oliver recorded 7 clearances in Round 1, but 0 in Round 2, as his work in the middle of the ground was changed up a bit last week, with Oliver spending more time on the wings. This could have been because Angus Brayshaw was recalled who spent a bit of time in the middle, or it could just be Paul Roos exposing Oliver to different parts of the ground. Either way, if you have him, you’ll have to keep him, like Mills his BE is still very reasonable at -14, which means there’s still plenty of use in him yet.

George Hewett

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $198,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Round 2 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 5 clangers, 48 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

Ahh, the life of rookies in Supercoach, who one week score in the 90’s, then score almost half as many points with the same sort of stat line. But stats can sometimes be deceiving on the surface, while he had 15 disposals and a goal in each game, it was the around the ground stuff that dried up for Hewett in Round 2, with marks and tackles each down from 7 to 3 and a clanger count that rose from 1 to 5.  His disposal efficiency being in the 60% range again would be a concern for me, but he has shown there’s still scope for improvement in his game and can score well if needed.

Ryan Davis

SC Price: $102,400 | AF Price: $166,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,000
Round 2 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 2 goals, 63 SCPoints, 48 AFPoints, 103 CK Points

A lower possession count for Davis for Round 2, but he made an impact in front of the big sticks, unlike in Round 1 where he missed his shots. I’d say at best most people aren’t starting Davis and at worse have him as their emergency, so with a BE sitting at -60 this week and a projected price rise of $53K on the cards, leaving him sitting on your bench just to raise some money seems like the best move and hopefully you don’t have to use him until it’s time to cull.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $202,800 | AF Price: $319,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Essendon VS Port Adelaide
Round 2 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 marks, 8 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 1 goal, 97 SCPoints, 102 AFPoints, 98 CKPoints

Darcy Parish was the Round 2 Rising Star nominee and with good reason, producing an absolute ripper of a game in Essendons win against Melbourne. His around the ground work was fantastic with the 8 tackles and again ranked in the top 3 for pressure acts for the Bombers, while his ball use improved from 64% disposal efficiency in Round 1 to 88% in Round 2. His heat maps show he again got plenty of action in the middle and down across half back too. If you’re really set on trading Rockliff out and prefer a downgrade to a sideways trade, then Parish could be a very interesting pick. Make sure you pick him this Friday night for CoachKings too!

Jade Gresham

SC Price: $144,300 | AF Price: $210,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,600
Round 2 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 37 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 18 CKPoints

Gresham appears to be spending more time forward of the centre square, which hasn’t been the most profitable area of the ground for the Saints with only 33% of their possessions occurring in their forward half in Round 2, down from 37% in Round 1 (which isn’t that high either!). If I’m being blunt, Gresham has been a disappointment for us with two scores below 50 SCPoints. I think a lot of us picked him because he was cheaper than Parish/Oliver/Mills and had decent JS, but his scores just haven’t been there. At his current pace he’s only projected to reach around the $200-$210K range. That simply won’t cut it as a rookie cash cow option. So what do we do with him? There are a few options, if you can’t afford the straight upgrade to Parish/Kennedy/Oliver etc, then you could look at a cheaper option in George Hewett and bank the extra $20K. You could also swap a Menadue into your midfield and then bring in Tom Papley if you don’t have him, or if you’re downgrading an injured Rockliff/out of form Barlow then just use the money you gain from that to upgrade him. I have him and will be giving strong consideration to moving him on this week, though I think most will have bigger problems to deal with this week. Of course, you can always hold onto him and hope he turns it around, rookies can be unpredictable like that.

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Connor Menadue

SC Price: $155,400 | AF Price: $187,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700
Round 2 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 2 rebound 50’s, 17 pressure acts, 63 SCPoints, 67 AFPoints, 60 CKPoints

Menadue was 2nd for the Tigers for pressure acts applied against the Pies as he continued his high amount of work around the wing from the back to forward half of the ground and I reckon we can continue to pencil in scores between 60 and 80 SCPoints. On the whole the Tigers were a bit sloppy last Friday, so it’s probably a bit understandable his SC scores were down on Round 1. His BE is sitting at -52 and I reckon you can feel pretty confident about starting him if you have to.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $137,600 | AF Price: $341,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700
Round 2 Stats: 22 disposals, 4 marks, 2 clearances, 2 goals, 18 pressure acts, 106 SCPoints, 91 AFPoints, 111 CKPoints

There wasn’t really any time for Kerridge in the middle this week, with the Kedge gaining the majority of his possessions on the wing, but it didn’t really matter as he still racked up a good score in Supercoach. That’s a definite credit to Kerridge and his “jack of all trades” football ability and it also lends a sense of security to us in the fantasy football community because it likely means we don’t have to worry about him getting tons of time on ball to be useful. Keep starting him every week and at this rate he could perhaps even turn into a potential keeper in the forward line.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $187,800 | AF Price: $269,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 2 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 tackles, 3 clearances, 3 inside 50’s, 3 goals, 21 pressure acts, 105 SCPoints, 90 AFPoints, 140 CKPoints

Another one like Sam Kerridge who is perhaps looking like a season long keeper if he can continue his current scoring pace, Kennedy had another great game and like Kerridge he’s another one who seems to do a bit of everything out there. He’s looming as a big downgrade target for those who want to get rid of Michael Barlow or Tom Rockliff as he’s MID/FWD eligible, so he can run on either line. You may need to get on this week with a BE of -110 and a projected price rise of 80K on the cards next week.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $109,900 | AF Price: $189,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Round 2 Stats: 17 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 2 goals, 109 SCPoints, 74 AFPoints, 118 CKPoints

Lots of time forward for Papley, with 12 of his 17 possessions coming in Sydney’s forward 50 and that is where he is having a huge impact on the Swans forward line, as we can see in the tweet below

His BE is -149 and he is projected to jump up to $210K next week, so get on him now if you don’t have him. The concern from some which was highlighted here last week was he will lose his spot to Ben McGlynn when he returns from injury, which is valid, but you’d think the Swans would have to have a first class ticket on the crazy train to dump Papley when he’s playing so well and they’re winning games. Good chance he’s the most traded in player this week.

Wayne Milera

SC Price: $175,800 | AF Price: $217,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,100
Round 2 Stats: 20 disposals, 9 marks, 4 inside 50’s, 1 goal, 7 score involvements, 83 SCPoints, 88 AFPoints, 96 CKPoints

Milera was used more across half back last week, likely filling in a bit with Nathan Van Berlo out, with 10 of his 20 possessions coming across half back. He again showed dash, flair and a willingness to take the game on, which is encouraging to see. I wouldn’t expect any changes to the Crows squad, so if Milera can continue to spend some minutes in that lucrative half back role then I’d continue to persist with him as a starting option.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $164,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,700
Round 2 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 2 inside 50’s, 2 goals, 8 score involvements, 61 SCPoints, 63 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

A nice game from McGovern in the Showdown and he has started to show he can become a nice complimentary piece to the Crows Walker/Jenkins/Betts/Lynch forward line. His goal kicking is still a bit wonky (2.5 for the season), but he at least nailed the goals he should have in Round 2. He’s an OK piece to keep on your bench as long as he keeps playing; he is a more mature 2nd year player at 21 years of age, so it likely won’t be he’s dropped to give his body a rest like what can happen with 1st year players. With a BE of -30 he’s still got plenty of time left in him. 

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $139,400 | AF Price: $172,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Round 2 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 clearances, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 18 pressure acts, 66 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 83 CKPoints

That sort of score may be the peak of what we can expect from McCarthy in Supercoach, which isn’t great, but not completely awful either, at least not awful enough that I’d consider using a trade to get rid of him. The 18 pressure acts he applied in Round 2 was equal 4th at the Cats, things like that will ensure that he continues to keep his place in the side. I’m keeping him on my bench.


Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $220,800 | AF Price: $256,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,200
Round 2 Stats: 15 disposals, 6 marks, 5 rebound 50’s, 4 intercept possessions, 68 SCPoints, 53 AFPoints, 96 CKPoints

There might be a few disappointed Weitering owners after he scored only 68 SCPoints last week, but it was still a very solid game from the young man. I think the two most important things to consider is that he doesn’t look at of his depth at all and he is using the ball extremely well for a first year player.

That may be the most important thing; he’s hitting his targets and not having unforced errors. Just persist with him and he’s likely to jump back to a solid score this week. Some may be tempted to downgrade to a Tippa or Hartley from the Bombers and pocketing the spare cash, I can see the bonus of gaining $100K, but I’d rank a spare trade above that, especially when they probably have similar scoring potential at the end of the day and neither are likely season long keepers.

Caleb Marchbank

SC Price: $215,800 | AF Price: $194,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,700
Round 2 Stats: 6 possessions, 1 mark, 1 tackle, 31 SCPoints, 23 AFPoints, 47 CKPoints

I know there were a few Supercoachers out there eager to see if Marchbank could match the 93 SCPoints he scored in Round 1, but unfortunately he didn’t get the chance, suffering an ankle injury in the 2nd quarter. He’s likely to miss this week, but should be back for Round 4. He’s probably missed his window now though.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $183,600 | AF Price: $216,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Essendon VS Port Adelaide

Round 2 Stats: 18 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 3 rebound 50’s, 6 intercept possessions, 87 SCPoints, 69 AFPoints

Another game where Dea was flawless with his ball use, he’s currently averaging 16.5 possessions a game, with an average of 15 of them being recorded as effective possessions. He did finally recorded a clanger, his first of 2016 (including all of pre-season), which was a free paid against him, but he is looking like a terrific value pick for us this season.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $216,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Western Bulldogs VS Hawthorn
Round 2 Stats: 24 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 7 1%ers, 6 intercept possessions, 135 SCPoints, 101 AFPoints, 182 CKPoints

Just when you though Adams was impressive in his debut game, he goes and sets the bar even higher in Round 2! Not only is he setting the pace for rookies, but also for the entire AFL.

He’ll have a tougher match up this week against the Hawks, but he has been finding plenty of the ball for the Doggies and I would still be considering him a starting option this week. And much like Papley, if you don’t have him, you’ll need to give some serious consideration to trading him in. Bonus swingman option for your Barlow trade too. And if you’re headed down to your local for some CoachKings on Sunday then give some serious consideration to picking him after he scored an impressive 182 CKPoints last week.


None…for now.


Ben Keays – Keays had 39 disposals, 149 SCPoints and 146 AFPoints last week in the NEAFL. With Rockliff, Beams, Robinson and Rich all hurting he could be brought in as soon as this week

Michael Hartley – Debuted last week and was solid. Scored 144 CKPoints and only costs $4,400 in CoachKings this week, so make sure you all pick him up on Friday night. Give him another week in SC/AF and see how he looks before considering bringing him in in those formats though.

Tom Ruggles – Upgraded from the rookie list by Geelong. Could be debuting this week.

Ciaran Byrne – Good early form in the VFL praccy matches and named as an Emergency for the Blues in Round 2.

Ed Langdon – Played his 3rd career game last week. In a Saturday night Freo VS West Coast game that doesn’t have a lot of cheap CoachKings players on offer picking up Langdon at $3,600 could be a shrewd move if he is named.

Dougal Howard – Just the 60 CKPoints in Round 2 for Dougal, but with Schulz sidelined again there’s value in picking him for $3,600 on Friday night

Karl Amon – $4,000 in CoachKings and a potential replacement for the injured Chad Wingard this week. Another cheap forward line option to consider for Friday night in CoachKings in the Port Adelaide VS Essendon match.

And that’ll be it for me this week. Any rookies you’re considering swapping too? Or are you looking to lock in a particular guy in your CoachKings side? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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james · 07/04/2016 at 13:25

which is the better option community

Fyfe and libba


RGray and Parker

    tom bellchambers · 07/04/2016 at 13:37


    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 14:18

    Fyfe didn't train again this week

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 07/04/2016 at 14:49


      chisel · 07/04/2016 at 17:40

      Where'd you hear that?

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:16

        Due to the corked thigh from round one.

    greg · 08/04/2016 at 16:01

    parker and libba

Ethan · 07/04/2016 at 13:30

To bring in Papley and Fyfe or JJ and Titchell/Parker/ward

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 13:41

    Option 1 is higher risk but higher profit.

    Option 2 is less risk and should result in two keepers.

    You'd already know this though and you just have to make a decision that is right for you.

corey · 07/04/2016 at 13:56

Get Kennedy or papley can I only choose one

    bAps · 07/04/2016 at 14:26

    Kennedy, his job security is 1000 times better than Papley's, and he should be a more consistent scorer.

    Spifflicator · 07/04/2016 at 14:38

    Kennedy. Papley has done well in thrashings and will slow dramatically now the the draw toughens up. Despite his not start he won't earn as much as Kennedy.

Chill · 07/04/2016 at 14:00

Great article Barron. Just waiting for team lists to be announced before I decide who is getting cut for Paps.
Gresham looking likely.

    @BarronVonCrow · 07/04/2016 at 19:02

    Cheers Chill.

    And you were on the money with Gresham!

tom · 07/04/2016 at 14:00


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

Option 1: Trade Rocky and Gresham to Gray and Papley via Petracca swing
Option 2: Trade Barlow and Gresham to Papley and Parker and next week trade Rocky down to rookie and upgrade De Geoy (if he flops again)
Option 3: Trade Rocky to Gray/Ward and trade Barlow to JJ via Adams swing.

Any other options?

    bAps · 07/04/2016 at 14:27

    Go with option 1, as it won't mess with your structures – you'll still have a rookie and a premo, while using 2 trades.

Gav · 07/04/2016 at 14:06

Thinking about going McCarthy to Papley and then Rockliff up to Grey. Thoughts community?

Also do I start with Menadue or Papley on field?

    tom · 07/04/2016 at 14:12

    Loophole them if you can

    Youngy · 07/04/2016 at 20:58


The Ranger · 07/04/2016 at 14:06

Nice work Barron, really likng the new Scout format, thanks.

    @BarronVonCrow · 07/04/2016 at 19:01

    Thanks Ranger, glad you're digging it!

Kang Van DerBang · 07/04/2016 at 14:07

Bringing one of these in as a keeper for the OUTGOING Rockliff.

Please help me choose between:

S. Mitchell

Appreciate your guidance community!

    Mac · 07/04/2016 at 14:11

    Ablett surely

      Kang Van DerBang · 07/04/2016 at 14:21

      I'm hearing a lot of noise about how Ablett isn't looking his fittest. Alluding to the possibility of being rested/missing games.

      Some of the other picks will also mean a bigger warchest for upgrades

    ThatDamnRascal · 07/04/2016 at 14:39

    Get Ablett in ASAP

    SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 15:13

    I hope you've got robbie gray in, hes probably my favourite premium option this year, loved the kid and been in my supercoach team for the past few years, had him all preseason and changed him to fyfe, now definetley will go barlow or rocky-gray, next week, this week its all about corrective trades

    Lachie · 07/04/2016 at 16:24

    Ablett or Sammy Mitch

    Supercoach king · 07/04/2016 at 22:50

    Mitchell is averaging 132.5 already and is continuing that on from last year, is a must have ! (Supercoach)

    ball · 07/04/2016 at 23:41

    something that was made quite clear at the statr of the year is DONT get Ablett, Fyfe or S Mitchell.

    They will NOT play all 22 games….fullstop.

    Therefore look at Titch, Z Merrett and R Gray!!!

bAps · 07/04/2016 at 14:11

Rockliff to JJ (using DPP magic) and Gresham to Papley (again, using DPP magic)


Rockliff to JJ and Barlow to Papley, and then use the $500k to upgrade Gresham to a premium mid next round.

    Mac · 07/04/2016 at 14:16

    Hold barlow one more week, see if he improves

    SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 14:20

    I'd do option 2 myself whilst Barlow still has value. It also gives you one last look at Gresham just in case he punches out a decent score whilst also generating a little bit of extra cash.

    And if you don't have Fyfe, Goldy or Heater all will be cheaper next week which could be something to use that bank balance on over the next fortnight.

Matt · 07/04/2016 at 14:19

What do with shaw an Barlow I'm in too 1500 ranking keep or sell

    SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 14:24

    Barlow SELL / Heater KEEP

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 14:34

      Hey addict. Is this some cunningly fiendish plan you have hatched to get everyone to trade out Barlow and then u do the old back flip and keep Barlow making him a POD! lol. If so kudos. MASTERFUL.

        SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 14:51

        Nah mate I've fully moved on from Barlow having got past the 5 stages of grieving. I understand coaches who wish to persist with him but he's now dead to me and no longer part of the supercoach plans for Team Addicts henceforth.

        If I could start up a Barlow free league I would but I'm already maxed out at 10 leagues.

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 17:03

          Could have played along. I would happily join that league. As u know we r both doing the same trades but gotta risk it for the biscuit.

            SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 22:51

            I'm fully committed to trading out Barlow for JJ and refuse to be duped by another Rossy ruse.

            But I'm still weighing up what I do with Rocky this week or whether I wait a week.

drew · 07/04/2016 at 14:26

Rocky and Gresham to Gray and Papley or

Barlow and Gresham to JJ and Papley then next week 100k to upgrade Rocky

Steve · 07/04/2016 at 14:35

Hey guys would like to know your thoughts on my 2 possible trades for thw eek:

rocky to parker

barlow to JJK

also have all the rookies so no problems there, but JJK seems interesting. thanks in advance 🙂

ThatDamnRascal · 07/04/2016 at 14:35

Have the cash to flick Barlow and Rocky this week to Gray and Dusty but Gresham is a really interesting one.

I'm thinking to give him one more week and bank the small price rise (17kish) then move him to a Hartley or Ruggles via DPP next week which give me about 50k + the cash Hartley/Ruggles will produce.

I know trades are gold but you also want to generate as much cash as possible in the early rounds. I don't plan on making any more trades until rd 7-8 then.


    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 14:43

    Take it u have the smear?

      ThatDamnRascal · 07/04/2016 at 14:46

      Yeah nailed all the Rookies with some dumb luck.

    Mister_Spock · 07/04/2016 at 19:08

    Gresham's been dropped

Tim · 07/04/2016 at 14:48

Should I be using a trade to get Menadue in? Apart from him I have all the good rookies

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:35

    Depends who you would be trading.

Tom · 07/04/2016 at 14:50

Which of the following is the best option

hold Steele and give another chance if named and trade Gresham to Papley via dpp
Steele to Papley

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:36

    Yeah wait for team announcements, Gresham may even get dropped and Steele might be back in.

    Both are trade worthy if not playing.

Nick · 07/04/2016 at 14:52

Community who should I trade to Robbie Gray, Mitch Duncan or Michael Barlow ? Cheers

    FootyFanatic · 07/04/2016 at 14:56

    I'd trade Barlow, Duncan had an off week after a heavy Mumford tackle

    Pom · 07/04/2016 at 17:10

    Duncan going to drop a lot in value after his score of 6 or something after experiencing the Mumford express. If he is a keeper in your side then it wont matter but if he is a stepping stone, trade him. Barlow albeit a stain on my SuperCoach pants, will drop less in value.

Spifflicator · 07/04/2016 at 14:57

Before everyone gets too excited on Papley just remember he is a small forward and small forwards generally score around 40-50. Those two hundreds are against poor opposition AND they cycle out of his price average by rounds 4 & 5. Sydneys draw now also gets tougher as they play GWS, Crows (away), and Eagles and you can expect his scoring to drop back to more normal levels. While he will rise hugely this week, and decently the next he could then stall at around $250k, so if you already have plenty of cash making rookies he is not a priority to get in, and definitely don't trade Barlow to him!

Remember last year and Nathan Van Berlo! Opened with two tons and then vanished! Heaps jumped off Touk Miller who had 2×30's onto him and then watched as Miller played every game earning over $200k.

    Don't Blush Babbie · 07/04/2016 at 15:15

    I like your thinking Spiff , I don't have Papley,Libba or Wells but all the other Rooks

    My trades will be – Rocky to Libba & Barlow to Wells and I will pick up 453k and and a very good chance of 2 keepers – BANG !

      Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:39

      Well yeah if you don't have Wells and Libbe they are no brainers.

      People jumping on papley are trying to squeeze the most profit they can out of an early season bolter.

    Swans2012 · 07/04/2016 at 15:16

    Agree 100%, but that quick 150k+ and down to say a petracca/Ruffles in a fortnight is just too appealing for me to resist…..

      Chill · 07/04/2016 at 16:29

      Agree Swans. with some nice rooks sitting in the background we have some good downgrade options is Paps stagnates. Ill take the $150k thanks!

      Derek · 07/04/2016 at 16:36

      I wasn't going to chace Paps unless Gresham isn't named, prob get him then. It is tempting to get Quick $150k, but it will be the same as a slow $150k if I keep Gresham and save the trade

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 17:51

        Papley has the potential to profit double that of Gresham.

        The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 13:34

        I'm hoppping on Paps purely because of the speed of his cash generation, there's a lot of good solid rookies this year but not many that will make cash fast and a lot that will do it slowly.
        With a few rookies likely to start the season late too, the chance to make some fast cash is just too tempting.

    Steeeve · 08/04/2016 at 11:23

    I know multiple people who traded out Cripps for van Berlo after round two last season. MULTIPLE!!

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 13:15

    NVB was at elevated price 200k whereas papley is base 102k. Not going to lie i brought in NVB and offloaded Touk, still gives me nightmares lol. 150k generated in 3 weeks is a must have. Aim is to get the right rookies and cycle them fast on your way to a full premium team.

      Spifflicator · 08/04/2016 at 13:54

      With Gresham out, it makes sense to go to Papley, but I've Mills to Papley which is just madness as that trade might only make an extra $50k!

Conor · 07/04/2016 at 15:03

Rockliff to parish
Rockliff to Parker?

    Swans2012 · 07/04/2016 at 15:16

    Parker, like for like

    Youngy · 07/04/2016 at 21:02


Koov · 07/04/2016 at 15:06

Rocky to Ben Kennedy or Rocky to Tom Mitchell ?

    FootyFanatic · 07/04/2016 at 15:15

    Ben Kennedy

Jack · 07/04/2016 at 15:15

Have Sam Gray and want robbie for rocky ! Good idea or get Hannebery or priddis

Jimbo · 07/04/2016 at 15:42

I have seen the Barlow > Papley trade as a popular one and I can see 400,000 reasons why. I personally don't like running with one less premium up forward but still want Papley. Is anyone else thinking of trading out M Cox (FwD/Ruc) and getting Papley? I have Grimley at R3 but can't really use the ruck / fwd swing as neither of them are playing. M cox looks less likely to get a game of the 2. Thoughts community?

    murray · 07/04/2016 at 16:02

    Similar situation to you, I have Chol in fwd line and will swap to Papley

      Jimbo · 07/04/2016 at 16:32

      Seems likely there will be an opportunity later inthe season to open up the ruck / fwd once these ruck rookies get a run. For now take the cash, cover and points from Papley

      Derek · 07/04/2016 at 16:37

      No brainer

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:40

    Running two donuts it's a no brainer to grab papley.

Bobby Singh · 07/04/2016 at 15:50

Rocky to Parker or Parish? Points or money?

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:41

    These are the tough choices of supercoach, don't let others make it for you.

    Derek · 07/04/2016 at 17:03

    You know JPK will be Parker price in a couple of weeks. Get him instead

      Don't Blush Babbie · 07/04/2016 at 17:11

      Yes Derek agree, JPK is on my fallen Premo hit list

      Bobby Singh · 07/04/2016 at 17:37

      Yeah, he'll be picked up by many in the second half of the season as that's the time he goes big.

JamiesNinjas13 · 07/04/2016 at 15:51

Where can we find a website that shows the heat map of each player?

    @BarronVonCrow · 07/04/2016 at 19:00

    Hi James.

    As far as I'm aware it's only available on the AFL app if you have a Live Pass.

      JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 09:48

      Cheers Barron, it's a very useful tool to analyse players performances.

Pinidu · 07/04/2016 at 15:54


After days of pondering, listening to the almighty podcast and talking with various members of this great site…I have come up with four options for my trading this week.

Rockliff –> Parker
Mills/Parish –> Kennedy


Rockliff –> Kennedy


Mills –> Kennedy
** Wait one week **
McCarthy –> Hartley (Via DPP)
Rockliff –> Robbie Gray


Rockliff –> Z. Merrett (via Hall DPP)
McCarthey –> BenKen

All I need now is your help to decide with option.
Thanks in advance.

    Brook · 07/04/2016 at 16:32

    1 or 3 – 1 is keeps the points coming this week but I like 3 for the long term. I have a similar dilemma … Parker looks great but he is three- quarters of a keeper, while Gray is the real deal. Make that trade count and wait would be my advice. I also have Wingard out this week so I may need to take a double hit but I am strongly considering it because I think all our trades need to get us closer to full premo (and I mean real genuine top 12 midfielder, top 9 fwd/def, top 3 ruck premo). Just 75% sure parker is top 12 – could be, but Gray is for sure I think

      Pinidu · 07/04/2016 at 16:39

      Thanks Brook. I'm leaning towards No. 3. I'm a huge fan of Robbie Gray and I had him in my team from start to finish last year. I jumped of him in 2016 becuase he lost his DPP status.

    Bobby Singh · 07/04/2016 at 16:35

    Keeping Rocky for a week would be a risky option. You want to offload him ASAP.

      Pinidu · 07/04/2016 at 16:38

      Wouldn't going to Parker be even riskier Bobby? By getting Parker, I'm assuming that he's a keeper. In keeping Rockliff for a week, I'll probably lose my H2H but next week….in comes Robbie Gray. What do you reckon?

        curt · 07/04/2016 at 17:20

        Same strategy as mine! Nice

Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:40

Like robbie over hanne and priddis, but that is just personal opinion.

CaPtKaOs · 07/04/2016 at 16:41

Does anyone else have a feeling in their gut that we could see a player or 2 dropped/rested tonight and will have to completely revisit the "what to to about rocky and barlow" situation?

    Spifflicator · 07/04/2016 at 16:49

    Yes. Watch Longmire drop Papley, Hewett and Mills and give us all merry hell, or Eade decides to give Gaz the week off.

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:53

    Yep could easily happen.

Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 16:44

Mills, McCarthy and Parish are not to be traded.

You don't NEED parker/merret/gray yet.

Do the one solid trade with no regrets Rocky>Kennedy

Ponder next week whether to trade in Hartley.

Don't worry about the excess cash you will have, worry about not wasting trades and regretting it.

    Derek · 07/04/2016 at 16:58

    I think 'es got it!

    mick · 08/04/2016 at 10:47

    southern s and fall further behind great idea

min0008 · 07/04/2016 at 16:48

Community, which trading option is better?

Rockliff – Gray and Barlow to Merrett


Rockliff – Gray and Barlow to Papley


Rockliff to Parker and M Cox to Papley

I need help and thanks in advance

    Derek · 07/04/2016 at 16:56

    Will Parker be top 8 midfielders this year?

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 17:00

      Yeah I'm backing him in. Looks to b in ripping form and should right up there with the best of them. That's why I'm grabbing him this week as probably the cheapest he will be. If u want him now is the time to act.

        Derek · 07/04/2016 at 17:13

        He isn't in my best, but if he is in yours, get him now.

        I still think JPK – in a few weeks he will be Parker's price, will get him with first rookie cull

      Baggy Pants · 07/04/2016 at 21:26

      Hard to say. Outside Hanners who would you rate higher Parker or Tich?

TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 16:50

I see Wagner of the Dees variety has been upgraded off the rookie list and told he will b pulling on the Melbourne jumper this weekend. Another cheap rook to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.

Supernoob · 07/04/2016 at 16:52

I keep seeing people say they're trading Gresham for papley using 'DPP' could someone please explain how that works I'm pretty new to this.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 07/04/2016 at 16:57

    If u have Kennedy, menadue or anyone else with a mid/fwd status in your fwd line this is what you do.

    Hit trade on Gresham scroll down to your fwds and u will see an S symbol. Click on the player with an S. This now put this player ie Kennedy in the midfield and moves Gresham into the fwds. U can now trade a fwd for Gresham ie papley. And that is how it is done. Very useful tool for trading.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck.

      Supernoob · 07/04/2016 at 17:07

      You da man trigger!! How are you handling this whole Barlow/rocky situation?

      Harley · 07/04/2016 at 22:03

      Does this only work from computer? Doesn't look like the app allows you to do so

Dave · 07/04/2016 at 17:17

Community! I have an announcement: in regards to Rockliff only trade him to someone who is vastly under price. Say Aaron hall, or another downgrade say a darcy parish. Otherwise hold. My reasoning is, in a few weeks time there will be an abundance of underpriced fallen premiums who will be able to be picked up super cheap. Jpk David Mundy Joel Selwood to name a few. I fear people are getting too short sighted and aren't seeing that it is a long year!

    mark · 07/04/2016 at 19:32

    and there will also be players like parker that will go up in price

@winterjames5 · 07/04/2016 at 17:31

i'm running with Dea and Tipungwuti ahead of weltering and cutler this week, is this a good move? or do i need weltering on the field

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:56

    I'd run Weitering, he has a better average than both those guys.

      Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:41

      An average based on two games mind you!

      Gr8Game is right though anything could happen with those guys. I'm actually thinking essendon are going to bring it to port tomorrow night but whether that means Dea and Tipu score well is another matter.

    Gr8Game · 07/04/2016 at 20:23

    I would go with Weitering however going with Dea & Tipungwuti would be a massive POD which could work in your favour, its a flip of the coin.

    DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 20:59

    I traded in a Clem Smith for McCarthy last week to get Fyffes capt score and have a loopholer for this very scenario. I have E on Dea in defense and Walla up front. Copped a lot of know-all feedback about how stupid it was but it's actually a gift that keeps on giving.

      mick · 08/04/2016 at 10:50

      why clem smith a fwd/mid is better 4 the loophole in mids and fwds very useful

Chris · 07/04/2016 at 18:02

Who do i trade out this week??
i have:
– Mitch robinson
– Rockliff
– Barlow

any advice on who should go and possibly who to trade to?

    Paulie Walnuts · 07/04/2016 at 18:17

    I think Robinson will play this week, without seeing your team its hard to suggest a trade

    CoachDamo · 07/04/2016 at 18:28

    Robinson is playing, so not him.

    Maybe Barlow? Rockliff plays Sunday so you could see how your MID emergency scores first then make the decision?

CoachDamo · 07/04/2016 at 18:27

Gresham is OUT – he might be the one I trade to Papley.

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 18:42

    I already did that Gresham to Pap

    Youngy · 07/04/2016 at 21:02

    sounds good

Average Joe · 07/04/2016 at 18:31

Ruggles and Ciaran Byrne both playing

Alex · 07/04/2016 at 18:33

Barlow named on the ball…but bloody Ross is probably playing mind games.

    CoachDamo · 07/04/2016 at 18:35

    I thought exactly the same thing!

      Paulie Walnuts · 07/04/2016 at 18:42

      Has he been named on the ball previously and then played forward ?

        Northernsoul74 · 07/04/2016 at 20:02

        Yes, round 1.

    SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 18:40

    I reckon he gets a perverse thrill toying with the plums of fantasy coaches.

    MaccasMarvels · 08/04/2016 at 00:12

    Ken Hinkley does the same with Robbie Gray every week. Always named in the forward pocket. Gray always dominates everywhere!! Less mind games I suppose, but I wonder why that is.

Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 18:36

Maccaffer Out as well. Daniel Menzel and Cockatoo named for the cats.

    Average Joe · 07/04/2016 at 18:40

    goodyear in tho

    SCaddict · 07/04/2016 at 18:44

    Caff wasn't going to be much of a cash cow anyway so this just makes the decision to switch him out a no brainer for his coaches now.

magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 18:41

Well , looks like Barlow is playing in the guts do we still trade him? Its really killing me whether I should hold or trade?

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:49

    I'm keeping him for another week.

      Gold Rush · 07/04/2016 at 19:03

      Me too, screws up this week and the execution will be swift!

        magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:13

        But its projected he will lose a ton of coin and if I go Gresham to Papley and Barlow to Zaharkis I save money and a huge increase next week if Barlow spuds again well then I trade him out next week and lose tons of coin and harder to trade. I personally am not feeling Barlow is a keeper now?

        Gresham To Papley
        Barlow To Zaharakis

          medadsson · 07/04/2016 at 19:29

          Tough decision for sure but (if the byes concern you) how is your Essendon balance looking? I have pondered same moves but have left it at Gresham to Papley. Barlow has looked very poor this season but can't help but wait one more week. He always plays well in the Derby having won two best afield. Guess I am just hoping now 🙂

            magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:31

            Well I just looked and Barlow BE is 174 as to Zaharakis BE is -19

            Cant see Barlow reaching his BE anytime soon? More money in the Kitty Barlow avg 60 Zaharakis avg 132.50 save money and make more.

            magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:38

            I never worry about the byes until a few weeks before and start planing then……with bringing in rookies and stuff or other players to generate cash its to hard to tell right now. I'm not going to worry about a bye week right now based on generating more cash… will drive you nuts. Just going to conserve trades as best as possible and save coin to go bang in those bye rounds to bring in premos. Going conservative early and save the trades.

@winterjames5 · 07/04/2016 at 18:44

gresham dropped

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:50

    Clayton Oliver and Josh Dunkley on the extended list and could also be dumped.

Average Joe · 07/04/2016 at 18:45

With the news that Barlow is playing on ball to start with, I think I might keep him another week and if he doesn't produce, bang

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:27

    Fyfe will take his spot watch…….it will change before game time it's a smoke screen

Alex · 07/04/2016 at 18:46

Rocky to Hall
Barlow to Hall
Or hold

Cheers community

    Average Joe · 07/04/2016 at 18:51

    Rocky to hall

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:54

    Yeah probably Rocky to Hall at this stage.

    Grahame Lebroy · 07/04/2016 at 19:33


Gold Rush · 07/04/2016 at 18:50

Barlow named on ball, I swear Lyon is a SC torture merchant!!!!

    Northernsoul74 · 07/04/2016 at 20:01

    He was named on ball round 1 as well.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 12:52

    Ward and Shield named on interchange bench so the line up positions never really matter.
    But my rule is if a rookie is named onfield and not on extended bench, they will certainly play.

Rick Grimes · 07/04/2016 at 18:52

Kane Lambert. Getting plenty of it. Will he keep it up?

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 18:54

    Yes? No? maybe?

    Which answer do you want to hear?

      Rick Grimes · 07/04/2016 at 19:00

      Haha, the right one. Maybe a Tiges fan with some insight. Sarcastic cnuts…not so much.

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 19:41

        lol tiges fan will tell you that on the back of Lambert they'll actually have an impact on the top 8 and maybe win a game in finals.

          Youngy · 07/04/2016 at 21:04

          where also winning the granny, Southern S

          I don't think Lambert can keep in up, if you remember last year Hunt from the tigers has a great start and faded away very quickly, I can imagine Lambert having somewhat the same outcome.

            DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 21:34

            Come off it Youngy Lambert is a hard bodied VFL league best fairest winning ball magnet, he has more leadership in his snot than the rest of the tigers team combined and could easily be the highest scoring tiger on brownlow night. He'll be 500k by the bye rounds (almost as good as any mid 80 points cash cow). Difference is Lambert will knock out a few 120plus amongst his low 90's.
            If I was short on cash and needed a reliable M8 until the byes he'd be first choice

            Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 21:34

            I was just stirring tiges fans up!

            I actually think Lambert is pretty good and won't fade like hunt.

            Not sure he can be a Premo though I have more faith in Zaha so I locked him in.

    Leeds17 · 08/04/2016 at 06:09

    Like his style, tackles & goals and on the days where he gets near 30 touches he'll go big but his mid minutes dropped a bit last week and with Edwards and Lids coming back that takes away a few more.
    Would've loved to have started with him but can't trade him in now.

Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 18:53

Barlow will stay in my team for now. Another bad spud will see him traded out next week. I am hoping he can get his act together and that he does indeed play in the guts this week. If he pumps out a decent score (120+) it would relieve the stress of having to trade him immediately and his price drop would be modest. Time will tell!

    Rick Grimes · 07/04/2016 at 19:01

    If he pulls out a 120 I'll name my first born Spud Barlow.

      Wattsieesq · 07/04/2016 at 19:24

      You're renaming Carl?

        Rick Grimes · 07/04/2016 at 19:26

        Carl could be dead?

    Gold Rush · 07/04/2016 at 19:01

    Yep, last chance!!!

    Grahame Lebroy · 07/04/2016 at 19:32

    We just need to see signs of a return to form with Barlow. He doesn't necessarily have to pump out 100+ this week. Just needs to show us that he is on the right track.

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:54

      I don't see it happening and he is going to lose money, big money and his BE is so damn high he is going to be a back breaker and you cant trust Lyons.

    DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 21:27

    So is he on your bench with the E?

      hedski · 08/04/2016 at 09:37

      I will be very tempted if tippa scores 80 + with the e on him fwd to swing barlow to bench

Tom · 07/04/2016 at 19:07

Is papley a must have?

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:18

    That would be affirmative

    Grahame Lebroy · 07/04/2016 at 19:25

    No. His job security is far from secure. I don't understand people trading out their premo keepers for him. Yes they will get a chunk of cash, which could prove helpful, but ask yourself 3 weeks ago if u would downgrade a keeper for him? If your fixing an underperforming cash cow type that's a different story.

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:55

      A very high under performing keeper ….yes! Wait another week and you will be kicking yourself in the arse

        Grahame Lebroy · 07/04/2016 at 20:13

        You may well be right , but who's to say he will even be in the swans team in 2 or 3 weeks. Then u have wasted a trade, left your structure in a mess and 1 premo down with a doughnut sitting there. I could be completely wrong but the risk is there

          magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 21:27

          He's a nice loophole and has generated alot of cash with a nice paint the fence later. Not even close to a wasted trade @ his price of 109,900 he will be over 200 by weeks end

    Youngy · 07/04/2016 at 21:07

    No, that said he getting traded into my team.

    DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 21:18

    No Tom you can have whichever players you want as long as you don't exceed the salary cap and you have exactly 30 players in your team.

REN · 07/04/2016 at 19:09

-Gresham to Papley
-Harwood to Hartley


Rockliff to Papley via dpp
Harwood to JJ/Laird with 100-200k in the bank

    Wattsieesq · 07/04/2016 at 19:25

    Wait a week on Hartley. He has only played one game, so his price doesn't rise after this weekend.

henry · 07/04/2016 at 19:10

Anyone else having trouble with new Supercoach app. for iphone 6 or others.
Doesn't open. Hopeless. New name "Supercrash". How many weeks out injured ?

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 09:40

    Henry the app was shit last year too. Gaz forbid ya needed t do a trade or shift before a game. I use phone and just go thru hs website. Heaps easy

lachie08 · 07/04/2016 at 19:16

what kind of scores are we expecting from papery this week.

    Wattsieesq · 07/04/2016 at 19:26

    130 or I'm trading him. Sick of his low 100 scores. Rookies should be scoring more.

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:57

      LOL ok

      wombatsfc · 07/04/2016 at 21:24

      My thoughts exactly wattsie, he's had a couple of games to get a feel for it so if he doesn't improve this week swans might drop him. That's not my opinion but it seems to be the consensus of the papley nay-sayers around here

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 19:44

    300. Chuck the C on him.

    Swans2012 · 07/04/2016 at 19:55

    Realistically 60-80, small forward scoring

Vex · 07/04/2016 at 19:22

Now with Barlow starting In The guts, do I trade him or Rockliff for Papley ?

    Chill · 07/04/2016 at 19:28

    Vex… Barlow started there in round 1 too..

Marco_Polo94 · 07/04/2016 at 19:25

Teams dropped shows me my first trade; Gresham –> Paps. For my second trade which would be more beneficial?
Barlow –> Blicavs
Bartel –> JJ
Barlow –> JJ

I like the Blicavs option as a POD, and someone I can swing to my rucks when it is convenient. Even if that swing doesn't happen, him averaging 110+ will solidify him as a keeper in my mids. Am worried about Bartel's performances so far, almost more so than Barlow's.

    Gr8Game · 07/04/2016 at 20:15

    Stupid trades in my opinion, these are classed as SIDE WAYS TRADES which is crazy. I would be keeping Bartel & Barlow. However good luck what ever you chose to do.

      Marco_Polo94 · 08/04/2016 at 12:06

      After a good sleep I've come around and agree with you and will be holding both for this week. However if Barlow's role stays as it has the first 2 rounds he will be chopped next week, sideways trades are sometimes necessary. I agree that trading Bartel for JJ is the definition of chasing points and I thank you for your opinion on the matter.

    DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 21:15

    Blicavs is reasonable to trade into the ruck but not the middle, for an extra 20k you can get Parker and earn a few more points. unless you have leuey lobbe or a real dud in the rucks ride it out. Goldy Martin Jacobs and all premo rucks have low averages at the moment, we expected 120's but they're delivering 90's. If you're rucks are ave 75-80 that's only 20-25 points less than goldy and if goldy was ave 125 and your starter rucks 100 you'd be very happy so why not be happy with the same ave difference just lower numbers?
    Might be 1 too many end of week beers in that.

      Marco_Polo94 · 08/04/2016 at 12:04

      True, maybe i got overexcited about Blicavs swing ability. Tempted to now give Barlow another week to prove himself.

mark · 07/04/2016 at 19:29

can someone explain to me how they are trading Gresham to papley via DPP it may be obvious but i cant figure it out for some reason

    mark · 07/04/2016 at 19:33

    don't worry i just read a previous comment

    Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 19:37

    No worries mark, Gresham out – menadue/kerridge/benKen from the fwd line into the midfield via their DPP swing opening up a fwd position and boom thanking your mother for the rabbits in you slide Pap smear.

      mark · 07/04/2016 at 19:49

      yeah thanks didn't realize you could swap during a trade that's handy to know. i would have wasted a trade going milera to papley if i hadn't have found out

    RoughNuts · 07/04/2016 at 20:21

    hit the trade button on Gresham and then you will see "S" against the fwd line players who can be swapped into the mids. Choose one of them to "S" into your mids then trade Gresham to papley.

Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 19:34

Is it worth bringing in Darcy Parish for Gresham now that hes been omitted? JS should be solid I would've thought …

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 19:39


    Davo · 07/04/2016 at 19:40

    Just did that- need the big scoring rookies in before price rise

      Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 19:49

      Thanks chaps. Any thoughts on my squad as a whole?

      Shaw Laird Simpson – Brown M
      Weits Dea Adams – Tippa

      Fyfe Ablett Rockliff (holding) -Parish
      Parker Wines Libba – Dunkley
      Mills Kerridge – Davis

      Goldy Nic Nat – Grimley

      Barlow (holding) Greene Hall – Menadue
      Wells Kennedy Papley – McCarthy

      11k 28 trades

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 19:53

        Looks like a solid foundation for a good 2016.

        I'd probably chuck parish on field instead of mills this week, but anything can happen with rookie scoring.

          Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 19:58

          thanks SS might just do that the Giants are travelling quite a bit better than port atm maybe easier for Parish.

          What's ur team name?

            Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:36

            I'm too ashamed at my poor rank to state my team's name at the moment. Will (hoping to) bounce back strong with lots of cows fattening.

            Took a lot of risks this year and some have paid off while others not so much, was to be expected. Still taking a big risk by locking in Zaha for rockliff.

            Here's my team after trading Rocky and Steele (Papley) out this week.

            Shaw, Laird, JJ, Sheridan, Wheat, Adams (Dea, Brown)

            Danger, Ablett, Zaha, M Crouch, Libbe , B Crouch, Mills, Kerridge (Hewett, Menadue, Davis)

            Tic Tac, Gawn (King)

            Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kennedy, Pap (Tipu, McCarthy)

            765k in warchest.

              Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 20:50

              Boy oh boy wowee!!! That's some serious coin for upgrading!! So far I'm in the top 1% and finished last year in there. I like the safe reliable dependable path hence mine has a bit of cookie cutter about it but I just hate inconsistent scoring. Have been beaten too many times by mates that have average sides but one or two players have days out. Really grinds my gears!!! Hope ur cows fatten coz I've pretty much got the same!!

              Good luck for the year!

                Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:56

                Cheers. Yeah I'm not worried about my rank I wanted to try something different, and just wipe out some mates in the finals.

                That 765k won't last long though, but it does mean I can pick off fallen premos and get exactly who I want, when I want.

                Good Luck mate I reckon you'll have a solid year.

            Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:45

            Going for league wins and large profit, not overall score. Thought I'd mention that.

            I'm not chasing points with Zaha I honestly think he can average 100-110 and be a keeper.

            Even got the Vice captain on him against port tomorrow night.

              Dillon Panthers · 07/04/2016 at 21:29

              I like Zaha I hope he has a good year. Someone's gotta get the pill for Essendon I think he's the main man! Yeah I just wanna win my leagues and I'd like to crack the top 1000. Got close last year

jimmy · 07/04/2016 at 19:49




    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 19:51

    Tich but if you don't have Parker or Zaharakis think you might go with one of them much cheaper and score just as well.

      Tret · 07/04/2016 at 19:54

      Id go Titch mate. Coming from and essendon supporter, I dont think Zaka keeps this up all year. Eventually the weight of being number 1 mid will catch up to him and wont have it as easy like he did on the weekend against the dees. Hope he does though.

        wombatsfc · 07/04/2016 at 21:26

        Only need zara to last until the byes mate then we can burn the lot of them

          magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 21:53

          Yup wombat that's why I'm taking him cheap as chips and gonna generate huge cash this week…..just using him as a steeping stone no thanks to Barlow! He wont lose money with a BE of -19

    Sean · 07/04/2016 at 21:33

    Both spuds

Luviboy1 · 07/04/2016 at 19:54

Gday community. Considering going Rocky and Gresham to BenKen and Papley, only two rookies I lack, who are poised to make tonnes of cash.

Having second thoughts about this because this would leave me with a tonne of cash, 455k, which I could use to go to any sub 560k player eg. JJ, Zaha, Parker, Merrett.

tl;dr- Take Papley, who's JS is up in the air and a tonne of cash in the kitty or a good looking cheaper premo with around 40-100k left depending on who.

    Gr8Game · 07/04/2016 at 20:09

    Don't second guess mate they are AWESOME trades. Next week or week after upgrade a rookie that isn't doing well to a elite premo.

    You must get Kennedy and even Papley mate.

      Luviboy1 · 07/04/2016 at 20:17

      Irresistible trades. Fingers crossed Paps can keep up the scoring and stay in the side.

Sean · 07/04/2016 at 19:57

Rocky or Barlow to Papley?

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:00

    Barlow… sure to lose cash Rocky wont and you can loophole rocky

      Sean · 07/04/2016 at 20:01

      what if I have gresham on the bench aswell?

        magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:14

        go gresham to pap

    Gr8Game · 07/04/2016 at 20:06

    Go Gresham to Papley its a no brainer, that is exactly what I am doing. Good luck mate.

      Sean · 07/04/2016 at 20:09

      Yeah would love to do that but need to upgrade Harwood. Unless I just downgrade him to Hartley?

        magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:15

        no…….can you swing a mid to fwd or visa versa?

          magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:23

          So what you do is click on Gresham Trade………go in and you will see large S in grey the FWD line on the left side showing your team it means Substitution and click on filters on left side tab…….it allows you to move a player to the mids granted he he has DDP so say barlow click on him and in the type in Papley and trade done so Papley in fwd line and Barlow moves to mids

            magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:31

            Then you have the choice to trade out Barlow or Rock in the mids to a premo?

    DadSmasher · 07/04/2016 at 21:06

    Gresham to Papley Rocky to Parker

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:30

      There ya go! Nothing wrong with that!

        magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:31

        I went Zaharkis save more money and generate more money

    Baggy Pants · 07/04/2016 at 21:07

    I'm still trading Barlow I checked his scores from last year and from his last 26 games he has only scored over 100 on ten occasions that's approximately 40% of the time, and with more time in the forward line this could drop further.

Richard · 07/04/2016 at 20:18

If Barlow gets over 110 in the middle and Fyfe is left in the forward line and scores bugger all , the community jet will be straight over to Freo to deal with you ROSS THE TOSS

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:26

    I'm betting Fyfe goes to follower and Barlow goes somewhere else in the field…..dont think Barlow will be in the guts always changes….smoke screen….cant trust rossy

    Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 20:36

    It will be a lottery mate. Who bloody knows with Ross. As I suspect, Barlow will probably get some mid time, but probably not as much as we hope. Fyfe will just roam through the midfield and hopefully kick a few goals. Fyfe will be my captain if R.Gray for some reason does not live up to expectations tomorrow night as VC.

    I just expect a friggin better effort from Barlow this week. He is on his last legs. The magic number for me is 90. If he scores north of 90, he stays, if he scores south of 90, he is gone.

    Derek · 07/04/2016 at 21:18

    You have to remember, freos big 3 all score 61 the first week

Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 20:28

Ahhhhhh I feel so good now. I was planning to trade Gresham for Papley. I had some reservations that it may have been a rookie sideways trade or even a wasted one. Not anymore! The Gresh has been dropped. Gotta love it. With Paps I now have all the key rooks.

So, now I can trade out Rocky with confidence to Robbie Gray. Will probably whack the VC on him tomorrow night and enjoy the game with a few quiet bourbons!


    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:35

    Nice tophawk I did the same!

      Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 20:42

      Cheers mate. At least we have something to look forward to now. Port vs Bombers isn't exactly a blockbuster, but all eyes will be on Robbie Gray, the new Rolls Royce in Adelaide. Guy is a gun.

        magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:57

        Well I'm lying a little bit I went Zaharkis not Gray …… Zaharkis less money and will generate more money. But basically the same ideology.


    Brook · 07/04/2016 at 20:35

    if I had another $2.5k I would do the same! well I might need $2.6 so I have $100 left over for a bottle of wild turkey, a pizza and a bottle of coke. Good luck mate … solid trades!

      Tophawk · 07/04/2016 at 20:49

      Hahahaha. Wow, a $100 bucks for a bottle of Wild Turkey, Coke, and pizza? Of course! Need the one aged 15 years…Gotta have good taste.

      Just bank the cash, save a trade, or go Rocky to Parker instead if you don't have him already.

      Cheers mate.

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 20:58

      Brook what your team look like?

        Brook · 07/04/2016 at 21:33

        DEF: Shaw, Laird, Rich, TMcK, Dea, Adams (Brown, ATM)
        MID: Danger, GAJ, Priddis, Ward, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge (Gresh, Hewett, Davis)
        RUC: NicNat, Gawn (Grimley)
        FWD: Wingard, Barlow, Hall, Wells, BKen, Menadue (McG, Petracca)

        Thinking of the following trades:
        Gresham -> Papley
        Rich -> JJ (just can't have him in my side after that 36!)
        Rocky -> Gray/Pendles (next week)

        Leaves me a few points short this week but should set me up well for premo upgrades from R7-11. Currently around 15000 mark and play mostly for rank (was top 1000 last year).

mick · 07/04/2016 at 20:39

Anyone else not able to reverse trades atm. Did they take that option away this year.

    Hazey · 07/04/2016 at 21:04

    Yep, no reverse trades this year Mick! What have you done?

    Just joking ;-P

      Kev · 07/04/2016 at 22:26

      On the left side of your screen. It's called reverse changes

SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 20:46

Mitch Robinson or Barlow, who gets the chop for a corrective trade
who do you reckon will average higher?
also, should i get libba who will most likely be a keeper, or get benken who should overall make more money starting off at a lower price?

    Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:47

    Libba and Benken are probably the two biggest locks in supercoach right now. Need em both.

      SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 20:59

      cheers mate

Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 20:48

Actually wells is up there too.

    SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 20:58

    yea got him in! one of my favourite players, GO THE KANGAS!

tim · 07/04/2016 at 21:01

hello community and jock
do we think that gresham to hewitt is worth it to get in robbie gray for tom rockliff

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 21:41

    No…..Papley to Gresham and rock into gray

      tim · 07/04/2016 at 21:44

      i already have papley

SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 21:05

Community, I've decided to change up my trades, was…
random bench defender-marcus adams
And now im thinking, if i take out 1 premium and get in 2 rookies, im stuffed, my teams already doing dog shit, instead ive gone and done this
Rich-Marcus Adams
doing this ive gone and taken out 2 stuffed premos (rocky and rich) and gotten in a injury free premo (touchwood) and a massive money maker.
next round ill get in libba and benken

    Adds · 07/04/2016 at 21:37

    Libba predicted to go up 64k and Gray 11k , so shouldn't you trade in Libba first?

      SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 22:34

      Shit scores so far, need to win my first game and climb up the ranks otherwise i'll fall behind

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 22:44

        Libbe could score as well as gray anyway………..maybe 10 points less?

Mick · 07/04/2016 at 21:08

Just want some thoughts about this: 3 options
1- Gresham to Parish and Hold Barlow
2- Gresham to Parish and Barlow to Parker
3 – Gresham to McGovern (Adel) and Barlow to Ablett

Thanks community

    Adds · 07/04/2016 at 21:40

    I like 2

    Leighroy · 08/04/2016 at 00:34

    None, parish and mcgovern arent must have and not worth a trade. Plenty of other rookies playing which can be traded in if gres doesnt win his spot back in coming weeks via dpp. Understand barlow to ablett but not really barlow to parker. Dont believe parker is top 10 mid and you may have already missed his largest score for the year

Mitch · 07/04/2016 at 21:10

Thoughts re midprice madness community.

Kane Lambert MID/FWD $330K

I'm debating about bringing him – he's getting a ton of time in the middle for the tigers. POD?

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 21:45

    Ive considered and like ………….but not doing it…..I actually had him in my side before the season started but took him out wish I hadn't but oh well what are you going to do now?

    Rick Grimes · 08/04/2016 at 04:53

    I straight swapped him for Steele. He's good for 80+ most games I would think, and can easily go 100+ with the midfield time he's getting. Hoping he can be a decent f7/m9 by finals.

Mister_Spock · 07/04/2016 at 21:14

Alright Community, I've narrowed the decision down to two options:

1. Barlow > Paps & Rocky > Gray (stash the $350k and use it next round to upgrade McKenzie down back)


2. Rocky > Dusty Martin & Gresham > Papley via DPP (stick fat with Barlow for at least another week and wear the price drop in the hope that he comes good as the top 6 FWD we all hoped he'd be)


    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 21:36

    Think Barlow is a thing of the past people hoping…..he's the R. Griffin like last yr and we know what happen there

    Luke · 07/04/2016 at 22:16

    I've gone your first option. Points are good, cash gens good. Prob more trades used than ideal but you still have flexibility in coming weeks with extra cash.

Brook · 07/04/2016 at 21:38

def 2 … option 1 uses three trades and your team will still have the same number of premos. option uses less trades for better overall result IMO

Leeds17 · 07/04/2016 at 21:40

Rocky to Martin, Zorko, Cripps or Merritt?

Cheers guys and gals

    Russ · 08/04/2016 at 00:03

    Zorko the Magnificent!

Jimmy · 07/04/2016 at 21:46

Hey guys, looking for some feedback.

My mid rookies are gresh, davis & dunkley. Got a feeling Dunkley will be dropped a long with gresh.

Should I do a sideways trade of gresh > hewett? Or just sit on it now with the hope dunks and gresh come back in the future.

I have all the other rookies in my team.

Thanks for the advice guys!

Hoot · 07/04/2016 at 21:50

Just cant decide on the following prospective trade options:

1. Rocky -> R.Gray

2. Rocky -> R.Gray

3. Rocky -> R.Gray

I think ill go with option 2

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:19

    I think you should go 3rd option seems much better!

      ball swing · 07/04/2016 at 23:49

      what with the silly comments??? youre wasting everyones time!!! option 1 by far.

    Russ · 08/04/2016 at 00:03

    Option 4-> Rocky to Jobe Watson 🙂

Gord29 · 07/04/2016 at 22:06

Barlow named in the middle are people thinking he will bounce back or do a griffen

    magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:15

    No think its a Ross Lyons smoke screen…. come game time Fyfe will be put in that spot and move Barlow somewhere else?

      magpie4ver · 07/04/2016 at 22:18

      Fyfe will be the follower for sure. Be surprised if he wasn't after last weeks 157

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 22:21

        Didn't train due to the corked thigh, might play a bit forward.

        Southern S · 07/04/2016 at 22:42

        They still didn't win though. They need to be more dangerous up forward, barlow doesn't work there, but he's good in the middle. I see a swap happening.

Rowan · 07/04/2016 at 22:14

Good evening community!

Currently have:

DEF: Shaw, Rich, Hurn, Lonergan, Dea, Adams (McD-Tippa, Brown)
MID: Fyfe, Danger, Pendles, Rocky, Libba, BCrouch, Mills, Menadue (Hewitt, Gresham, Davis)
RUCK: Goldy, Martin (Loersch)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, De Goey, Wells, Kerrige, Kennedy (Papley, McCarthy)

Have 320k in the bank, and looking at moving on De Goey (weakest midpricer) and Rocky (soft tissue injury)

Currently thinking of going Ablett and Parker, swinging Menadue.

Any thoughts for or against… Or any other suggestions for two players up to $1.16m


    scyb · 08/04/2016 at 07:33

    Yep sounds good. If you dont have ablett, you are not really playing the game

poloko48 · 07/04/2016 at 22:23

Looks like Paps is pretty safe for the moment for at least 2-3 rounds, McGlynn in for Towers instead.

jimmy · 07/04/2016 at 22:33






    SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 22:36

    don't get rid of viney! unless he's injured but hes not is he
    anyway one bad game doesn't mean a trade, think people that traded fyfe out have learnt that

      jimmy · 07/04/2016 at 22:38

      seeing viney tagging last week means I'm going to trade

        SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 22:41

        is he gonna continue tagging?

    SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 22:37

    but if you really want to trade him out, i would go option 1 or 3, really like smitch and titch but you need fyfe in your team

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 01:58

    Don't yell kids are asleep

    Grammar Pedant · 08/04/2016 at 07:04

    Turn off caps lock mate, it looks like YOU"RE SHOUTING ALL THE TIME!

Jess_coach · 07/04/2016 at 22:38

Two trades this week, in rocky->parker and Barlow -> Z. Merret. Leaves me with $60,000 left over for future upgrades. Thoughts?

    SC16 · 07/04/2016 at 22:40

    parker will smash it this year, zach merret i reckon will average higher than zaha (or pretty similar) overall can't really go wrong!
    good luck

      Jess_coach · 07/04/2016 at 23:16

      Thanks. Very much agreed on parker

        NutSack · 07/04/2016 at 23:51

        who's the chick in your profile picture?? she's gorgeous!!

Pom · 07/04/2016 at 22:59

Lovely stuff Baron! The idea of Simpkin doing a job is circling the toilet now, so dilema of having rockliff, gresham and sidebottom on the mid bench. Ive already chopped barlow for pap. Current thought is rockliff to either tom mitchell/parker/ JJ.
Other idea is some dpp magic and flick simpkin to one of the above.
Papley is the only rookie i dont have. Sitting at 2100 rank. Team is
Laird, Gibbo, McGov, Weitering, Adams, Dea- AMT, Brown
Fyfe, Danger, RGray, Sidebottom, Rockliff, Libba, Mills, Kerridge – Gresham Davis Simpkin
Martin, Nic Nat – Wyatt
Robinson, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Ben Ken, Menadue – Milera, LMcarthy. 30 trades.

Footy IQ · 07/04/2016 at 23:07

Thought please community….

Barlow out…………Paps in
Gresham out……..Parker in

One down, one up.

    Russ · 07/04/2016 at 23:59

    Pretty solid options, consider Parish if you don't have him maybe instead of Parker and save a da money, the kid's a gun.

MOC · 07/04/2016 at 23:10

Rocky to dusty, gray or ward?

    NutSack · 07/04/2016 at 23:54

    Gray seems pretty Ablettesque.

    Russ · 07/04/2016 at 23:55

    I'd say Gray, but all 3 are equally good when firing, Dusty has been inconsistent early on in the past, Ward is pretty reliable, consider Tom Mitchell also 🙂

Stickman · 08/04/2016 at 05:21

Will be trading out Gresham for Menadue this week.
Tossing up between Crouch to Parish or Dunkley to McGovern via Kerridge dpp.
Thoughts community?

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 08:47

    First trade yes, second trade no. Hang on to Crouch. Parish/McG not must haves

Northerner · 08/04/2016 at 06:45

Anyone having an issue like I am with the new app? I was prompted to do an app update and since then, despite several times completely deleting the app off my phone and then reloading it, whilst it seems to load OK, I can't get the app to open? Anyone with ideas. Thanks

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 09:53

    The app was shithouse last year too unreliable before games would jam up. I just go thru hs site on phone works well

Premo Help · 08/04/2016 at 08:15

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of trading out Barlow & Rockliff. Who should I bring in? i have a spare 16k.


Luke · 08/04/2016 at 08:18

Really can't make a decision this week. Want to get rid of Barlow but it hurts my structure and leaves only 1 premium forward in Aaron Hall, not counting Toby Greene. At this stage I have gone Wyatt to Papley, and Rockliff to Parker.
My other option would be Barlow to Johaniesson, Wyatt to Papley. Then use Rockliff as my captain/rookie loophole this week and trade to Fyfe next week.

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 08:46

    Back your gut, Luke. Wyatt/Rocky trades are fine

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 12:10

    Hall's been my only FWD premium all year and it's my best scoring line so far. You can always swing Adams forward if it looks too light on for point scoring.

Mr Miyagi · 08/04/2016 at 08:28

The choice is probably obvious but I'm blinded by the need for cash generation….

Trade in Hewett and watch Ablett for one more week (I'm worried they might take the chance against Carlton to rest him, although I expect he will still hit his BE.

Or ignore Hewett because of the concerns about his JS and grab Ablett now?

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 08:40

    Don't see why he'd need a rest this early in the season. It's only round 3, with no preseason Gaz gets better for every run.

      Phil · 08/04/2016 at 12:07

      Agree with Kev, they've already played Essendon and didn't rest him there. People said they did but if you check his time on ground, they didn't.

Holty · 08/04/2016 at 08:57

gee ive finally done it. Barlow out for Papley and now looking at my team i feel so much better. It certainly helps though when the 2nd trade is Rockliff and the vc on Gray. I really dont care if Barlow pumps out 100 this week as i will no longer have to worry about Ross putting him back in the forward line. The thing that helped with this decision was:
Would I be happy going into finals having Barlow in the side with the risk of Ross putting him forward? Barlow wont win you a final but he sure could lose you one.

Wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 09:09

Jade's a girls name isn't it?
If you have to trade Jade out it's your own fault. AFL Supercoach is no place for gender diversity.

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:43

    Jade Gresham…..

uDonkey · 08/04/2016 at 09:38

Might only be doing 1 corrective trade this week. Gresham to Papley, hanging onto Rocky and Barlow. I'll give Barlow 1 more week and see how he goes. Rocky will be my Captain loophole this week then he'll be gone in a week or two.

Carlos · 08/04/2016 at 09:39

Who to start in the midfield – Hewett / Menadue / Mills ???

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:44

    Mills, just then Menadue

Nostradamus · 08/04/2016 at 09:49

Barlow scores 70 by half time but tries too hard to make Ross happy and goes the "biff" early in 3rd qrtr. The victim retaliates and busts Barlows jaw. He only gets 3 weeks suspension for the biff but his jaw takes 6.

Barlows cooked · 08/04/2016 at 09:59

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of swapping out Barlow. I've whittled it down to 3 options. I reckon S. Gray, Boomer, & T. Greene are my best bets (can't afford Zorko). Whaddaya think community?


    Koov · 08/04/2016 at 10:11

    I think Toby Greene is the best option out of the three. But also take a look at Zach Merrett

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:45

    none of them look like great options, in a couple of weeks barlow could quiet easily be out scoring them. If u can just hold barlow. Have faith in your preseason selections.

      Barlows cooked · 08/04/2016 at 15:34

      thanks mate, I'll hold. here's hoping he doesn't throw up another stinker.

Koov · 08/04/2016 at 10:04

Thoughts on trading Rocky for Jack Steven ?

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:47

    could be a great POD

    Go for it mate!

Jeepers Creepers · 08/04/2016 at 10:10

Wow! Brad Crouch stubs a toe and pulls out again coz he's butter like in heart… Does this change this weeks trades or not? Who's keeping him? Or now who's keeping Barlow and trading Crouch? And why?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 10:39

    I'll sit him on the pine this week. This doesn't change Barlow's fate for me. He's still taking that one way walk out the back of the bungalow to have a little "sleep" with his mate Rocky.

    But for those who don't have Libba I'd seriously consider swapping Crouch for him now.

    This was the risk Jock was talking about when were selecting him.

      Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:50

      What are your trades this week Addict if any?

      Im think Gresham to Papey, keep Rocky as a nice loophole this week.

      Hold all me under performers like Rich, JPK, Barlow, Rocky the list goes on.

      Thats my plans.

        SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 10:57

        Barlow is gone for JJ. I no longer need Rocky for loophole this weekend as I have Keays as well who didn't a game this week.

        So he'll now get the full wooshka treatment for Zaka and then either De Goey or Crouch will probably get upgraded to Fyfe next week, if things go to plan, although how often does that happen in SC ha ha.

          Jeepers Creepers · 08/04/2016 at 13:41

          So Mundy has just been calfed and will miss. Still shooting Barlow from behind in a darkened room??

            SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 13:50

            Yes Jeepers he's still gone for me in Supercoach.

            Although he gets a stay of execution in my other fantasy sides like RealDreamTeam due to bigger fish to fry there.

            What are your moves in SC this week?

              Jeepers Creepers · 08/04/2016 at 14:01

              OUT Rocky IN Libba… OUT Barlow IN Dusty. After this week there won’t be many trades until the cows fatten. So the thought of playing the next 4-5 weeks with Papley starting on my fwd line doesn’t seem as sound as having a well established star and definite top 6 defender in Dusty holding the fort down there. The answer to keep me competitive in the first month of head to heads. There’s plenty of cash cows all over the field so missing Papley doesn’t seem that bad. Especially as the Swans still have McVeigh and Reid to come back in the 22 soon and if McGlyn fires this week Paps might be second behind Hewett or Daniel Robinson to go…. I will miss JJ at $418k though if do the aforementioned. Other thought is – Swing Marcus Adams FWD and Barlow BACK to trade in JJ. Then I have Rich AND JJ in the DEF. Basically the question is do I want Dusty for $569k or JJ for $418k to go forward with from now… I suspect you would think Dusty? He's a lock to be a Top 2-3 FWD whereas JJ is a relatively unknown quantity despite his start to the year being steroid like in its improvement. I guess I could always get JJ later if it's apparent that he is a Top 6 Defence member. Gonna be a big day of contemplation…

        steve · 08/04/2016 at 12:58

        you mean my

        steve · 08/04/2016 at 12:59

        my not me

          Nerd · 08/04/2016 at 14:40

          Shut your pie hole dingus!

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/04/2016 at 10:51

    That's annoying. Other priorities for this week so he can warm the bench for this week.

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 11:04

    Not ideal. Looks like hamstring tightness. No need to panic here. Will put Crouch on the bench this week. The match between Gold Coast and Carlton is the match after the tigers crows match. It appears these two matches may overlap slightly timing wise. As such, just not able to start Mills on the bench with Davis on field? I Mills goes big, I wont have enough time to loophole by putting crouch on field in place of Davis to grab Mill's points? Or have I got it wrong and there is a small time gap between the start of these two games? Can anyone confirm this?

      Grahame Lebroy · 08/04/2016 at 11:13

      Crouch will be locked out beforehand so you won't be able to move him. Who else is on your bench?

Francis · 08/04/2016 at 10:18

Option 1
Duggan to Papley
Rockliff to Parker

Option 2
Gresham to Papley
Rockliff to Gray


    Koov · 08/04/2016 at 10:40

    option 2

Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 10:46

Is Rocky only out for 1 week???

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/04/2016 at 10:48

    I think its 2 weeks at this stage

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 10:48

    It's more likely 2 and there's no guarantee he'll play Rd5 either. Soft tissues are a b!tch.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 11:05

Stuff [email protected] Crouch, rocky, gresham and wingard all out and Dunkley is no certainty to play so could have a donut this week in the mids! Gotta trade no choice. Crouch out has really stuffed things as had my trades sorted this week. To quote the movie speed "oh darn"

Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 11:11

Not ideal about B Crouch pulling out. Looks like hamstring tightness. No need to panic here. Will put Crouch on the bench this week. Will also start with Mills on the bench as an E. If Mills goes big, I will take Davis off the field and put put Crouch on the field to grab his score. Crouch could be nice little Emergency loophole in the midfield. Will do the same with Papley up forward. Start him on the bench and use Petracca if I want to loophole his score.

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 11:13

    Apologies!! That wont friggin work. Crouch plays first. dammit.. LOL

      derek · 08/04/2016 at 11:35

      i've got more loopholes than fit players

derek · 08/04/2016 at 11:33

I'll have Rocky, Wingard, BCrouch sitting on my bench next to Keays and Gresham.

Plus i believe there is a seat with 'reserved for DRich".

Will have to trade Gresham to Paps just to avoid a donut.

    Davonaise · 08/04/2016 at 11:48

    Least you did well last year

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/04/2016 at 13:54

    Hang in there Derek, I got Rocky, Crouch and possibly Robinson come Sunday. Wanted to trade Rocky this week but he has been saved by more urgent trades. It could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, let's keep it positive

    Mac · 08/04/2016 at 15:16

    Why dont you trade Rocky Derek?

Chris · 08/04/2016 at 11:44

Do people think trading barlow to papley is a good move or too risky?
if i do this trade my forward line is as follows


Wattsieesq · 08/04/2016 at 12:04

Mundy out. Surely Barlow gets more run in the midfield?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 12:38

    It may not matter much if Freo gets pumped!

    Valasarptors · 08/04/2016 at 13:06

    De Bore is back so may not mate

Luviboy1 · 08/04/2016 at 12:05

Forced to play 1 of Menadue, Hewett or Davis on field. Of course if Dunkley is omitted I can loophole. Who would we take community?

    Wattsieesq · 08/04/2016 at 12:26


    ThatDamnRascal · 08/04/2016 at 13:18

    Davis against the Blues is at the higher end of scoring.

      Kev · 08/04/2016 at 13:44

      Davis has the lowest ceiling of the lot.


        ThatDamnRascal · 08/04/2016 at 13:59

        Opposition > Ceiling.
        Menadue is playing the Crows and Hewett, who is already on the decline, is playing GWS. Davis has the easier of the three…. hence.

james · 08/04/2016 at 12:06

Gresham to Parish

BCrouch to Libba

are these good trades – it leaves my mid looking like

Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Shiel, Adams, Viney, BCrouch (Libba), Benken (Parish) (Hewett, Davis, Menadue)

I end up moving BenKen down Fwd and Menadue to mid bench

    Wattsieesq · 08/04/2016 at 12:26

    Like it

Andy · 08/04/2016 at 12:10

Anyone else having trouble reversing trades?!

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 12:21

    If on your mobile look for a little grey object on the bottom right hand side of your screen

      Wattsieesq · 08/04/2016 at 12:27


    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 13:43

    Nope. Amazing how many coaches can't figure it out :/

Phil · 08/04/2016 at 12:20

"Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions" Barron Von Crow (and some other guy Piper)

Mundy is out with a calf complaint….Does this change anyone's thinking with Barlow? Surely he plays midfield now

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 12:44

    He will definitely be pushed back into the midfield. Mundy and Barlow are the same type of players (big bodies contested disposal winners) therefore Ross will have no choice but to put him in. Watch him score 110+ this week.

      Valasarptors · 08/04/2016 at 13:05

      Matty DeBore back though…that could easily replace Mundy and keep Barlow forward. Saying that I'll probably keep him and if he spuds it up again next week it's a straight swap for Zorko

Darc · 08/04/2016 at 12:46

Brad crouch hamstring soreness? Will he play?

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 12:55

    He's already rubbed out this week

Shake n bake · 08/04/2016 at 12:47

Mundy now out do we keep Barlow?

    TeenWolfFyfe · 13/04/2016 at 10:18

    Hold him for now.

John · 08/04/2016 at 12:50

Is only two 400k plus forward liners enough? Had to make way for cash cows

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 13:40

    Assuming you've got Wells, BK, Kerridge, and Papley/Menadue F3-6 you should be fine this week based on all those 4 guys being in form. I'd be nervous relying on them for too long though

GoHawks · 08/04/2016 at 13:02

Where are people placing the captain title this week.

I am thinking of Going Dangerfield, with Ablett as vice with loophole in place (if needed).

Went Ablett over Fyfe.

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 13:35

    Danger doesn't have a great record against the Lions, but could bounce back after last week. Any Port players tonight should be considered, Heath Shaw in the derby is a smoky, Goldy needs to justify his huge starting pride and has a good recent record against the Dees.

    Fyfe and Ablett are the standouts this round, but they play at the same time. Depends when your loophole captain is playing

Alex · 08/04/2016 at 13:18

In: D.Parish, T.Papley
Out: B.McCaffer, J Greesham
I have all the other key rookies. I'm missing JJ and A.Hall in the mid priced category and I will be forced to hold Rockliff and Barlow. I only have 16k in the warchest.

Any thoughts or suggestions community?

    derek · 08/04/2016 at 13:35

    dont think parish is needed. bit expensive to be a great cash-cow.

    i would just go maCaffer to papley and save the other trade.

    gresham can be a loophole for a few weeks, but he will play again and hopefully will be a star next time around.

Kev · 08/04/2016 at 13:24

Nice trading, Alex. Setting your team up for cash generation rather than chasing points. Hall and JJ will both be available for under 500k next week

TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 13:26

Up from Crouch to libba or down to a mills, parish making a $100k? Allows me to upgrade longeran to gray next week. Else keep longeran in Def with libba in the team.

So really parish/mills & gray v libba and longeran? ?

    derek · 08/04/2016 at 13:38

    hold those trades. crouch only out for a week

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 13:58

      Don't think I can as have crouch, rocky, Gresham and possibly Dunkley on the pine. Don't want to cop a donut this early on and have paps covering wingard in the fwd line.

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 13:52

    I think you need Libba so I'd do that

Josh · 08/04/2016 at 13:53

Gresham to parish or hewett

steve · 08/04/2016 at 14:46

any word on rich and pendles both could be outs

    magpie4ver · 08/04/2016 at 19:10

    Pendels wont be out and if he is you should have a rook to cover.

Darc · 08/04/2016 at 14:48

Hold brad crouch?

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