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What a week of football it has been. The Suns rose in the west, the Giants knocked over the Cats and MIGHTY DONS GOT UP. AWW YISSSS.

Hot diggidy damn that win felt good, and if Joey and Zach Merrett fire against a very depleted and downtrodden Port side tonight, you might just see me leaping over the moon with joy.

But, it was an even bigger week in Supercoach. Mouses have been hovering over the names of Barlow and Rockliff all week, and Papley and Adams are the names on everyone’s lips to bring in.

Beyond those four names, we’ve had to panic to correct out-of-whack sides that two short weeks ago looked set to bring home 50k worth of bacon. A couple of very fantasy-relevant OUTS this week and some ill-timed rookies have set that panicked, burnt-rubber smell in the air.

But it’s okay, because we’ve left the stove on, forgotten to turn the bath off and come down to the Panic Room to sort out the important thing in life – Supercoach.


Top of the news reel – Michael Barlow has been saved.

Saving Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow’s been scoring as if he’s playing in WWII-era France, but now a crack team of Freo players are here to save him. Freo captain and centre-square linchpin David Mundy is OUT of the Derby this weekend, leaving the gateway open for everyone’s favourite bit of trade-bait and general lump of forward line cash to run – albeit slowly – through the middle of the ground. If he can’t ton up this week he never will.

Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff continues the bad run of calves in the AFL, and is out of the Lions’ clash with Geelong, and I’ve heard whispers Daniel Rich won’t make the trip for Sunday night’s game. However, Mitch Robinson returns for those who held him.

Big news surrounding Adelaide’s Brad Crouch who will miss this week’s game with hamstring tightness.

I don’t have him, but would be concerned after his start to the season didn’t exactly set the world on fire. If you don’t have bigger issues, I’d personally flick him.

As I’ve mentioned, Port have been hit with injury. The only fantasy-relevant injury is Chad Wingard’s niggle. I feel if it was a big game he’d have got up, but as The Crouching One’s slipper warned us, sides will rest blokes against Essendon.

We’ve had a hit on the rookie front, with Jade Gresham, Brent Macaffer and Caleb Marchbank (a smokie from GWS I had my eye on) all out – the first two dropped, the latter injured for two months with a dicky ankle. They’ve all got to go for whichever bloke you missed – which I’ll get to in a minute.

We have some debuts this week with Darcy Bryce-Jones from Port lining up for his first game, and both Josh Wagner from Melbourne and Tom Ruggles from the Cats being named on extended benches. Daniel Rioli also returns. Watch and wait.

Melbourne decided Angus Brayshaw was slightly to underdone and have sent him back to the reserves, and Jacob Townsend from the Tigers has felt the axe.

Daniel Menzel has been named on a forward pocket, which will impact the score of fellow small forward Lincoln McCarthy – who has been named on the ground, so no danger there this week.


Breakevens are now in effect as prices begin to change. For those people who may be new to Supercoach, a breakeven dictates how much a player’s price will go up or down. This breakeven is based on complex numbers that may as well be written in Urdu.

Basically if a player reach their breakeven they stay the same price. If they are higher than the breakeven, they go up in price; if they score lower they will drop. So, I’ve got the list of the highest and lowest (relevant) breakevens. Eddie Murphies, like their namesake from the classic film Trading Places, are on the up, while Dan Aykroyds’ stocks – and prices – are on the way down.

Eddie Murphies

Eddie Murphies

-149 – Tom Papley
-110 – Ben Kennedy
-72 – George Hewett
-149 – Marcus Adams
-112 – Sam Kerrdige
-52 – Connor Menadue

Dan Aykroyds

174 – Nat Fyfe
202 – Sam Jacobs
163 – Shane Mumford
177 – Josh P Kennedy
167 – Scott Pendlebury
194 – Heath Shaw
174 – Michael Barlow


This is the week we fix our teams – but what are the priorities? Lek’s cheat sheet covers pretty much all I could this week, so check that out.

Otherwise, the rookies I consider must haves are Marcus Adams, Ben Kennedy, Sam Kerridge and Matthew Dea. Goalsneak Tom Papley is coming into my side, but with McGlynn back I think his best scores are behind him, and he’s purely to ride on those coattails. I don’t see him as essential, but if you can get him in, do so.

In terms of mid-pricers, Tom Liberatore is a must for those who – like me – tried to outsmart the system and start without him. Lekdog’s man Aaron Hall is also a must-have in my view. I don’t see Bulldog’s runner Jason Johanissen as essential this week. He’s due for his first big test this week, and will only rise some 60k. I do have him, but I’d give him one more week.

Tom Rockliff, Michael Barlow and Daniel Rich were all discussed extensively in the podcast. I don’t have Rich, but would hold if I did. Barlow has been saved due to the news Mundy is out – the last time Mundy missed, Barlow ended with 35 touches. Tom Rockliff is gone for me.



The lazy man’s captain pick – done by the lazy man, for the lazy man.

My smokie this week Aaron Hall against the Blues – he’s in brilliant form.

I need to have the VC on someone from tonight’s game – Robbie Gray the obvious option here. For those with a nicer loophole, I’d try Scott Pendlebury.

For the big orange C, I’m going with Nat Fyfe in the derby, but he, Patrick Dangerfield or Gary Ablett could get the C very safely… I hope.


Anyway, enough of my dithering! I should be around the comments this afternoon, so I’ll see you in the trenches!

Good luck, community, and make sure you get down to a CoachKings game!

Head to for your nearest CoachKings venue!


scyb · 08/04/2016 at 13:44

Barlow will ton up this week for sure

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:11

    I traded him last week, so i feel lucky i dont have everyone's drama this week. Its been painful to read about.

    Will ton up, not going to be a top 6 Fwd though. So many options out there this season.
    I wouldn't have picked Freo to be 0 and 3 by the end of this week… =(

    wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:25

    Unquestionably another ton of anguish for barlow holders.

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 18:50

    Hopefully Barlow tells all who traded him out to get stuffed with a big ton!

Josh · 08/04/2016 at 13:45

Gresham out for hewett or parish?

    Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 14:00

    Parish for the JS. Hewett could be dropped at any time.

      Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:23

      Agreed, Jimi. Parish won't make you as much do$h, but will be there all year.

        Josh · 08/04/2016 at 15:43

        Cheers guys that what I was currently running with

        wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:50

        LOL hit the pub early today patch. in another post you're saying Zara wont last the season but you think Parish will.
        The cheetahs have played the two softest midfields in the comp. I'm not saying that Ablett,Hall,Viney,Jones are soft just that the other mids are young and inexperienced or soft, those two games are as close to TAC cup as he'll get this year.
        Having him onfield is a crazy move and as a cash cow others will make 150k just as fast or faster than him and you save 80k Fools gold

          Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 18:54

          Fair enough but they've still gotta play to make money wombat. Hewett likely will be gone once McVeigh is fit, whereas Parish is in the Bombers 22. If the choice is between those two I know who I'd rather.

NickVas · 08/04/2016 at 13:47

Should we try to get hewitt in?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 13:59

    I wouldn't say it would be high on the priority list for most coaches but if you don't have any other real issues then yes I'd bring him in for a Gresham or some other bench donut.

Kevin Skywalker · 08/04/2016 at 13:49

Regarding Barlow: "If he can’t ton up this week he never will." Never has there been a truer word spoken, Patch!!

dwhits · 08/04/2016 at 13:56

Thoughts community!

B. Kennedy > Dean gore
Papley > petracca

Are these smart moves? It'd feel annoying bringing petracca back once he's on the bubble though… Help

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:24

    I'd hold Truck (Petracca) is you can. Have you got anyone else you can turn into Papley? Would go a Crouch or someone before Truck

      dwhits · 08/04/2016 at 15:44

      Montagna, Barlow, dusty, kerridge, Wells, menadue is my fwd line…

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:12

    Hold on Petracca, would be a silly trade

BigHaydos · 08/04/2016 at 13:57

crouch for parish?

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:12


SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 13:57

Hey Patch not sure where you are getting your BEs from – last week perhaps??

This week Paps and Adams should both be -149, Fyfe 174 etc

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:30

    Cheers, SC! I'm trying to get them changed now

Baggy Pants · 08/04/2016 at 14:00

Like your work Patch. If Barlow gets say 110 points this week approx how much would his price drop?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:01

    About $30K as he has a BE of 174 just like Fyfe. But another 60 odd and it will be over $50K!

      Baggy Pants · 08/04/2016 at 14:15

      Thanks SCaddict I think I'll roll the dice and give barlow one more shot.

        Paul · 08/04/2016 at 17:32

        Just looking on TooSerious, their calculator says if he gets 61 (his average so far this year) he'll lost just under $40k. If he gets 110, he'll lose $23k

    Bomber56 · 08/04/2016 at 18:45

    He's been in and out of my team all week but I will risk another week and hopefully save a trade.

LEKD0G · 08/04/2016 at 14:01


Eddie Murphies

-149 – Tom Papley
-110 – Ben Kennedy
-72 – George Hewett
-149 – Marcus Adams
-112 – Sam Kerrdige
-52 – Connor Menadue

Dan Aykroyds

174 – Nat Fyfe
202 – Sam Jacobs
163 – Shane Mumford
177 – Josh P Kennedy
167 – Scott Pendlebury
194 – Heath Shaw
174 – Michael Barlow

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:04

    Onya Lek!

      Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:24

      Some possible upgrade targets in coming weeks.

      192 – Goldy
      161 – Selwood
      161 – Sloane
      148 – Stef Martin
      147 – Gawn
      145 – Danger

        SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:46

        I've got my eye one Heater Shaw in about another 2-3 weeks.

        If he has another sub 80 game against my Swans tomorrow and he'll be south of $500K in no time!

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 16:01

          Week 5- 6.
          Paps – petrecca
          dea – shaw.

          Ohhhh yeah chick chicka!

            SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 16:31

            Sounds about right Trigger. Still plenty of water to flow under that bridge tho.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:30


    Dillon Panthers · 08/04/2016 at 19:17


DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 14:03

Nearly 14% made the analytical selection on which crouch brother and didn't subscribe to the 'Brad is a better footballer' rubbish that sucked in almost 20%. Now that the pretender has broken down early as predicted he wont be stealing the easy points from the more talented Matt and Matt will go back to his 1.7ppm seen in Nab. even if he only scores 80 he'll increase by 20k and I don't have to play a rookie in the middle. Already 62k well spent

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:07

    Nothing like a man with confidence!

    But please don't put the mozz on young Matty as I have him in my AFL fantasy side. 🙂

    BigHaydos · 08/04/2016 at 14:10

    good on ya dad! but what do i do with brad crouch! what a tosser.

    thinking about parish and banking the cash

      BigHaydos · 08/04/2016 at 14:12

      parish or hewett

        DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 14:40

        Depends on whether or not you need them on the field bigfella. If they're bench only you should take the cheaper one. If you need somebody on field I'd be looking for somebody guaranteed to last until the byes and will make 50kplus eg Lambert Wright maybe even Daisy

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:20

    Well played! it was always a gamble which one was going to be better fantasy wise.
    I had Brad. I put him in the Rockcliff category, going to see the best of him at about half way through the season.

    If people are looking at a replacement for him of similar range,
    Will be great options. Or get in a must have rookie you may have missed.

azza · 08/04/2016 at 14:05

do you guys think ruggles will end up playing?
was hoping to use him as a loophole but now may have to put the VC on sam gray

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:26

    Sunday teams are finalised around 5pm

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:35

    Geelong are pumping him up for his first game so it looks like he will play, Azza.

    Average Joe · 08/04/2016 at 16:12

    He is named in the starting 18 on field, so yes he's definitely playing

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:22

    Will play, great game to bring him in on, a undermanned Brisbane team.
    i thought they would have played Cockatoo as well.. =(

Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:07

I want to keep Barlow, but I'd also love to have BenKen in my side. Frees up 300 grand, to future trade a mid priced rookie to a premo. Thoughts? I wouldn't be too fazed if from now on, Barlow averaged 20-30 more than BenKen..

    @DimSIMpson · 08/04/2016 at 14:19

    If that 20 odd point hit won't ruin your soul then do it.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:36

    I'd do it – that warchest can be used next week for a big upgrade.

      Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:41

      Love your work Patchy brother

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:23

      Id do it, actually done it, a week ago…

    Tre's Loar · 08/04/2016 at 19:49

    they play north this week, I see a gradual decline.

Brett · 08/04/2016 at 14:07

I've been extremely lucky with my rookies and low price premiums so far, starting with a majority of the fattest. Weits, Hartly, McTippa, Dea, Oliver, Davis, Kennedy, Hewett, Mills, Adams, Wells, Kerridge all in my starting line up. I have also been fortunate enough only to be stung by Barlow. I traded sideass for Parker in round one and have decided to flick Barlow for Paps and was able to get Gibson in my defence for Round 2. Really feel like I have the right mix early, barring injuries, just gotta sit back and wait for my cows to fatten and then start careful trades. Team is as follows – Gibbo, Laird, Houli, Shaw, Dea, McTippa (weits, Hartly)
Parker, Danger, Priddis, Libba, Kennedy, Fyfe, Hewett, Mills (Crouch, Oliver, Davis)
S.Martin, Sauce (Grimley)
Hall, wells, Adams, Kerridge, Greene, Paps, (Milera, Patracca)

    Brett · 08/04/2016 at 14:12

    Also Priddis' 200th so going to loophole him. Bounce to danger if that fails

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:12

    Geez looking solid mate. Hurts to see Oliver sitting on bench though, gotta say. Good team dynamics

    Jonny · 08/04/2016 at 14:17

    What are your thoughts on Sam Jacobs?
    I've got him and have been very disappointed with his start.

      Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:28

      Stick with him, he's just in a lean patch. Very durable and consistent scorer

    GaryReal · 08/04/2016 at 17:27

    Mate five of my players were injured last week. Before then I was ranked 349th. Understand that your confidence stands for nothing in supercoach. Good luck tho

Tulendeena · 08/04/2016 at 14:08

Is Crouch to Parish necessary if Holding Rockliff?

Or is having both on bench fine?

    NickV · 08/04/2016 at 14:12

    Both on the bench means u have a rookie that will probably get 60 on the field. If your fine with taking that score then all good.

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:14

    Tough question. I'm keeping Crouch, his numbers when fit and firing are worth it. His price will rise to a considerable price, where we can trade him for a premo. Will only be gone for a week too. Rockliff I'm unsure of. Next to no preseason combined with injury & not good super coach numbers. I've traded Rocky, but up to you,

      NickV · 08/04/2016 at 14:18

      Jonathan Camac, have you kept Bralow??

        Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:25

        Still working through it. I really like thought of keeping Barlow – but also like thought of freeing up some cash. Read my comment further up this page of comments (current dilemma). What are your thoughts on him?

          NickV · 08/04/2016 at 14:43

          I'm trading Barlow. Don't won't to risk him not getting a good score this week and having to trade him out at 50k cheaper!

            Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 15:09

            I think I'll be doing the same at this stage. Good luck to you Nick!

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:38

    If you've got cover, then you can keep both on the bench. However, I'd personally trade one of them because I wouldn't be comfortable losing that point potential. You could mount arguments either way as to which one to drop, but I'd kick Rocky first.

cooky · 08/04/2016 at 14:10

thoughts on trading in J Waite?

    Billy · 08/04/2016 at 14:15


      SC16 · 08/04/2016 at 17:58

      hows it silly? waites a very good footballer

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:39

    "you chase the car, you get exhausted" – Crouching One.

    If he was 100k cheaper he'd be a decent cash grab. At this price, no.

    wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:05

    That is the sort of trade that can win the whole damn thing for you cooky or at the worst it'll make you 70k.
    3-weeks ago everyone here was sayin 'You must have a Pod' and then suddenly a bloke at 430k has an average of 140 and hardly anybody has him yet these muppetts are spouting all sorts of old wives tales and legends as to why its a bad move to get him.
    The majority of advice you'll get here is 'popular advice' espoused by Jock, Higgo et al when they were smashed. But some of it like this little gem aren't.

      Marvin · 08/04/2016 at 17:28

      I'm very tempted myself. Value going up, check. Playing in a good team, check. Capacity to go huge, check. Norfs upcoming draw. Check check check!

      SC16 · 08/04/2016 at 17:59

      couldn't say it any better! waite is the perfect pod, waites been showing good form in a winning team, go for it!

eyyy · 08/04/2016 at 14:12

would love some thoughts on zaharakis?

    @DimSIMpson · 08/04/2016 at 14:22

    Used to play the odd game with big numbers, and now he's the main man in the middle.
    Would take a brave man to bank on him, but could be a very handy selection.

    I N Pieman · 08/04/2016 at 14:22

    Will be a very long season for him. Probably good short term but minimal chance to bust the top 10 end of season. I suggest it will require another trade

      Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:40

      Completely agree with this. He'll be good for a while, but long term won't cut it. Will get sat on, go missing and struggle more and more. Pass, although I love the kid.

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:29

    Yes a stepping stone like Pieman suggests but looking a bloody good one.

    Was underpriced to start with and with his onball role and ripping form and fitness this season I'll be jumping onboard this week.

    Nonetheless I'm expecting somewhat of a disappointing result tonight as Port will be looking to redeem themselves after the Showdown humiliation last week. But I think we can expect at least 95-100 output from here which is way above the 77 he's currently priced at.

Marc · 08/04/2016 at 14:18

Decided to hold Barlow this week and hope he comes good and Ross the Boss sticks him in the guts!
Only dilemma is i dont have Papley, however I do have all the other cash cows waiting to fatten up.
Peoples thoughts on Papley as a MUST HAVE?
he wont keep up this scoring with players coming back into the swans side.
And what to do with Gresham? sideways to Hewett?

    @DimSIMpson · 08/04/2016 at 14:22

    Gresham sideways to papsmear via DPP?

    Not a must have, but could make 200k in 2 weeks.

      Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:35

      I agree. With two 100+ scores in his 3-week average for the next two weeks, he'll go up by 150-200k by round 5 even if he starts scoring crap. With Ruggles and Byrne-Jones named this week if either of them hit the ground running you could make a quick 200k as most have the McTip/Adams/Brown swingset open

    FootyFanatic · 08/04/2016 at 14:23

    I'd rather Papley over hewett, trade out Gresham and swap one of your DPP foward rookies into the midfield and then you can trade Pap into your foward line.

    Dean · 08/04/2016 at 16:05

    Marc you GOTTA get the Pap smear in, especially if you have Gresham, are you aware how the DPP trade work mate?

    For example if you click on TRADE on Gresham, you then scroll down to your forward line in the trade section and you will see a grey (S) on all forwards who are FWD/MID – For example Menadue, you then click on the grey (S) next to Menadue or who ever you wish and this allows you to bring Papley in your forward line by trading out Gresham and Menadue takes Gresham's spot in your midfield.

    Make sure you bring in Papley this way if you have Gresham mate. Its my #1 trade and its a MUST.

    Hope that helps.

Luke · 08/04/2016 at 14:20

Too hard this week lol. Forced to keep Barlow with Rocky and Crouch out. Could be worse with rich and Pendlebury under clouds. Might have to pass on Papley.

Grinter · 08/04/2016 at 14:25

It's Josh Wagner from Melbourne Patch. Otherwise great stuff.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:41

    Cheers, Grinter. The site's not letting me edit at the moment, but when I can I'll fix that (and breakevens)

I N Pieman · 08/04/2016 at 14:25

It is worth noting people that a magnificent bald man called Gary Averages a stagging 151 ppg at Metricon stadium. He's playing the blues there this weekend.

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 14:38

    Yes I'll have the VC firmly planted on that sweet bald dome. 🙂

      hedski · 08/04/2016 at 16:49

      Robbie Gray into Bald Jeebers for me

        I N Pieman · 08/04/2016 at 17:03

        I think he's due for a bigun lads

      Doug · 09/04/2016 at 04:27

      GaJ a lock? Some concerns atm and swapped out Barlow for Paps so can upgrade Crouch(b) for anyone.

    Matt · 08/04/2016 at 23:08

    SuperCoach website says he averages 131.2 at Metricon? Where'd you get 151

james · 08/04/2016 at 14:25

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

or should i go BCrouch to Libba and then Rocky to Titch or Parker

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:36

    What you've done is decent. Libba you should already have had in your team – but seeing as he wasn't, not a bad move to swap with Crouchy.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:47

    Libba a must, so yes. Like those moves, James.

Cameron · 08/04/2016 at 14:34

How far away is Petracca?

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:43

    I'm suggesting maybe a month, cold be earlier (not entirely sure). Will give us a good amount of time for our midfield/fwd benched rookies to increase in price, so we can downgrade to Petracca.

    Unless you already have him. Then hold on to the boy.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:47

    Still unsure – could be round 4, round 7, round 10. It keeps changing every second day. Hold him if you've got him.

Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:37

Feels good to chuck the C on Gaz again without a worry. Tossing up between Shaw in the derby or Sammy Gray as a smokie tonight against the bombers for vc

Caz · 08/04/2016 at 14:39

Hi community who to trade out of Barlow or Sam grey, at the moment I have gone rocky out and Sam grey out for robbie grey and libba via dpp. What do you think thnx.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:45

    I'd keep Sam Gray – feel that's a knee jerk trade. Would go Rocky-Libba and leave it at that if the rest of your side is looking okay!

      Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 14:47

      agree with patch. Port got torn apart, so Sammy Gray wasn't playing his standard 'rack up a fist load of possessions'. Will be back in business tonight I'd say.

        Caz · 08/04/2016 at 14:55

        Would you keep Barlow though, or is it better to get a prem mid via dpp

      Caz · 08/04/2016 at 14:54

      I have all the rookies I need, so you would keep Barlow as well. Or get rid of him via dpp for danger or robbie grey. Thnx for the advice much appreciated

        Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 15:36

        Given the developments at Freo in the last 24 hours I'm keeping him.

        Also, looking at your options, Danger would be the number 1 trade in target. Danger is going to drop in price this week, which will subsidies some of the money you will lose on Barlow by holding (if you still decide to trade him to Danger next week).

          Caz · 08/04/2016 at 15:57

          Ok thnx for the advice think I will hold.

Kev · 08/04/2016 at 14:40

There better be a few dozen Simpsons references in your article next week, Patch! Disappointed!

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 14:48

    Hahaha sorry Kev! They will undoubtedly make a return, my friend.

      Mighty_Hondo · 09/04/2016 at 04:43

      Yep, that's a paddlin!

      Shame you can't put pics in the comments…;)

DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 14:46

I see that a few people are dragging Barlow out of their trash and putting him back on field, these sorts of actions NEVER turn out well.
Even if he does OK he'll only score 100 and drop 40K then next week mundy comes back and you'll be kicking yourself because you're 15k short for getting Merrett or similar

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 15:04

    you make a good point DadSmasher.

    rosy · 08/04/2016 at 16:15

    Fair point but I have a feeling that if the Dockers have a win then Ross The Boss might keep Barlow in the guts regardless of Mundy's return.

    It's a gamble but I have faith in Barlow's premiumness and Ross' desperation to return to winning form and stay there.

    Probably the biggest sliding doors moment of the season (albeit short) so far. Should be facsinating either way.

    Marvin · 08/04/2016 at 17:34

    I agree smasher. Strong arguments to hold or flip but for a bloke about to spill a lot of coins over the next few weeks, mundy out for a week shouldn't even come into the equation to keep or not. You either see something in him you want to stick strong or you want to get out before the roof falls in

Hayden · 08/04/2016 at 14:56

Hey,not sure who to get for Rockliff these would be my best options. danger, Parker, gray, priddis, Mitchell, merrett, ward, Zorko, Mitchell or zaharakis

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 15:05

    Depends how much money you have. Parker is a great option – as price is lower comparatively, but scores are high. If you've got the money for an ultra premo – Danger, Priddis or R.Gray are all great options in my opinion.

      Hayden · 08/04/2016 at 15:08

      Thanks, got 250k so got enough to get any1, which one do you think is the best one to pick up that will last me throughout the whole season

        Patch · 08/04/2016 at 15:21

        If you haven't got Dangerfield, I'd get him asap. Otherwise Priddis, then Gray.

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:29

    Roll the dice, you generally wont go wrong with any of them. Always going to be a gamble.

BP1 · 08/04/2016 at 14:56

I have all the rookies except parish. I traded
Barlow – Hall
But holding Rich….
My question….should I upgrade wines to Parker
Or stick with and save cash for next weeks cows!??

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 15:02

    Hard to justify trading Wines, unfortunately. But if you could find a way to get Parker in via Rockliff or something, that'd be a great trade.

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 15:22

    Hold Wines, my boy will come good.

    Or at least he bloody well better!

Nicholas · 08/04/2016 at 15:05

Hey community need help overcoming my current predicament.
First of all here is my team:
Backs- Laird, JJ, Bartel, Rich, Weitering, Dea (AMT, Brown)
Mids- Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Rocky, Wines, Libs, B Crouch, Mills ( Hewett, Dunkley, Davis)
Rucks- Nic Nat, Gawn ( Cox)
Forwards- Barlow, Hall, Wells, B Ken, Kerridge, Adams ( Menadue, L McCarthy)
With $166.6k in the bank

Obviously Crouch, Rocky, Barlow, Rich, Dunkley and Bartel are all problems.
Thinking of moving rocky on to robby gray or parker. The other trade I want to do is get in Papley however I am not sure who to move on to get him in. I am fine on giving Barlow 1 more chance to see how he goes and if he screws up I will trade him to another forward next week. Also who should I be loopholing this week.

Thanks for any suggestions that are posted

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 15:23

    Crouch and Rocky the two to go for me – Rockliff-Gray and Crouch-Papley via DPP would be my moves, Nick!

      Nicholas · 08/04/2016 at 15:26

      what do you think if Rich doesnt play?

Marco_Polo94 · 08/04/2016 at 15:05

Are people doing anything with Dunkley? High chance he won't make the final bench cut. Gresham to Papley is all I've done so far, wondering whether dunkley to parish to get the best rookies would be a good move

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 15:15

    I'm leaving him for now – priorities are elsewhere for me. Depends if you want Hewitt in your side too, unless you already have him.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 16:28

    Dunkley named at half back for the footscray vfl side, he is defs getting dropped.
    Traded him for Papley.

      Luke · 08/04/2016 at 16:33

      At least I will have a loophole now lol. All my other 0's play early

        SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 16:39

        Perfect for a Gaz or Fyfe VC if you have them.

Vinny · 08/04/2016 at 15:08

Need some help community!

I have both Brad Crouch and Thomas Rockliff. Was hoping to offload both but who are good options.
I know Parker is good for Rockliff and swaying towards that decision.
For Brad all i can think of is Parish or Oliver. Then I could trade Rocky to an ultra!

My other decison is to just do the single trade of Rocky to Parker. Sub Crouch off onto the Bench and using DPP bringing Wells into my midfield for menadue into my forward line and then putting either menadue or papley on field.

Would love some advice thanks Vinny

Steeeve · 08/04/2016 at 15:08

So chances are Barlow will outscore JJ this week. But looking long term I really like JJ and feel Barlow will continue to let me down. I'd rather trade now and bank the cash, but I'm torn community. Help!!

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 15:23

    Give it another week, Steeeeeevie!

      Steeeve · 08/04/2016 at 16:32

      I will. Maybe haha

    Jake · 08/04/2016 at 23:09

    Go with your gut mate. Was considering the Barlow to JJ trade myself and ended up getting JJ in another way.

    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 23:23

    So chances are Beyonce will drop into Maryborough this weekend and give me a blowy while I sit on the couch watching the footy.

Tulendeena · 08/04/2016 at 15:12

Reckon I'll keep everyone

Barlow-Hartley is easily do-able next week

HallyM8 · 08/04/2016 at 15:19

To trade Barlow -> Papley & Rockliff -> Liberatore
Or Rockliff -> Papley & Crouch -> Robbie Gray / Parker
Or Rockliff -> Papley & Crouch -> Liberatore
Thanks community

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 17:01

    Libba's a must, HallyM8. The third lot of trades.

Jonny · 08/04/2016 at 15:25

I've got Barlow, Jacobs and B.Crouch as my main problems.
My first trade will be Gresham > Papley, via BenKen to midfield.

I'm going to hold onto Crouch but am not sure what to do with Barlow and Jacobs, I'm thinking either one to Parker or Blicavs respectively.


    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 17:00

    Hold Jacobs mate – he'll come good. I'm giving Barlow another week but absolutely understand those who want to flick him

Pom · 08/04/2016 at 15:26

Who to field in place of BCrouch, Hewitt or Menadue? Can't even use BCrouch to loophole dammit!
Also having brought him in this week would people field Papley now McGlynn is back or go Milera?

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 17:00

    I'd pick Menadue, Pom

    Damon Bisetto · 08/04/2016 at 19:35

    shut up pom

tom · 08/04/2016 at 15:26

Rocky to Titch/Gray and Gresham to Papley


Barlow to JJ and Gresham to Papley with 137k in the bank

Mac · 08/04/2016 at 15:36

My conundrum is that JJ is the cheapest he will be all year, but is he the Brodie Smith burn man?

CJudd3Votes · 08/04/2016 at 15:39

Barlow –> Papley and then using that cash Crouch –> Fyfe. Is this foolish to bring in Fyfe at this stage when he might drop price over the next few weeks or will the points make it worth bringing him in this week? I'm more concerned with rankings which has led me down this path. Thoughts?

    Paul · 08/04/2016 at 15:55

    Yeah, probably. There's some other mids that might be better right now.

Paul · 08/04/2016 at 15:41

I know Barlow is going to go big this week, but I had to get Aaron Hall in the team, it was either Barlow or Greene, and I'm going to back Greene in to keep playing like he did last weekend.

Dice · 08/04/2016 at 15:56

Does anyone know what Rockliff's breakeven is??

    Luke · 08/04/2016 at 16:03


clubber lang · 08/04/2016 at 16:00

Gresham for Hall or Liberatore?

    Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:14

    In my opinion, you really have to do everything possible to get both ASAP

      clubber lang · 08/04/2016 at 16:39

      cheers Paul but i needed to get Papley in so i've had to pick between the two
      i'm leaning towards Hall due to his DPP eligibility and i'm not convinced that Liberatore will be a top 10 mid by end of year

      i pity the fool i don't trade in…

        Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:51

        Well I'd go Hall now then. Hall vs Carlton VS Libba vs Hawthorn. Hall can go big this week.

        derek · 08/04/2016 at 16:58

        Hall might become a top 10 forward, but Libba is along way off being top 10 midfielder

          Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:31

          Its not so much he is a long way off, there is so many viable options that could be top 10 this year.

BloodyFranklin · 08/04/2016 at 16:02

Is anyone else stuck with who to field over Dea and Hartley?

    Paulie Walnuts · 08/04/2016 at 16:06

    Dea by Deas Dick

      BigHaydos · 08/04/2016 at 16:27


steven · 08/04/2016 at 16:04

Robbie Gray or Tom Mitchell?

    Paulie Walnuts · 08/04/2016 at 16:07

    Gray & VC on him tonight ,thats what I'm doing

      steven · 08/04/2016 at 16:09

      just liked tom mitchells game, had 9 tackles both games

        Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:15

        Against poor opposition both times. He's definitely a good young player, but Gray is one of the best players in the game

Hayden · 08/04/2016 at 16:04

Who does everyone think could be the best out of T Mitchell, Parker or Gray or I was thinking risk/reward Zaharakis

    JamiesNinjas13 · 08/04/2016 at 16:27

    Gray simply because he looks like gary ablett when he plays…

Joel · 08/04/2016 at 16:08

Oh good Mundy, crouch, Rockliff, Greashem and Dunkley. This round is going to be super.

    derek · 08/04/2016 at 16:57

    throw in Wingard and possible Rich…you see my problems

      Joel · 08/04/2016 at 17:07

      Oh yeh I got rich too. Good luck Derek

    Patch · 08/04/2016 at 17:03

    hahaha good luck, Joel! Got to be the only one with all 5 of those blokes! Got any helpful DPPs?

      Joel · 08/04/2016 at 17:48

      Hey patch, just went Gresham to paps and Rockliff to Gray. Swinging menadue in.

murray · 08/04/2016 at 16:10

Hi Community
Is it a waste of a trade to bring in Ben Kennedy for De Goey and make 146k knowing that kennedy will climb in value quickly and will probably get up to 350k or save the trade and keep de goey who might last 12-13 weeks

    Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:17

    De Goey doesn't look like a 100+ scorer. Kennedy has proven that he is. Don't think twice, bank the money and love the extra points.

      murray · 08/04/2016 at 16:19

      Hi Paul
      actually I have just heard that B Crouch is out so it might be better to take out B Crouch for Kennedy. Do you agree?

        Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:41

        I have Crouch as well. They're saying it's just hamstring tightness and maybe not an injury yet, so I'm keeping him for now. He's a proven scorer, I don't want to trade him out and then want to get him back later if he's only going to miss a week.

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 16:32

    De goey is in no mans land so I would trade him. Either down to Kennedy or Papley for cash or up to a premium.

Average Joe · 08/04/2016 at 16:14

Ruggles is on the field, not extended bench so hopefully he gets a decent score and keeps his spot

    Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:44

    Decent? 50-60

Caz · 08/04/2016 at 16:16

In 4 of the next 5 weeks freo have kangas crows Hawks and giants who all move the ball quick, how do we see Barlow going against them.

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 16:45

    not great – but heck, you never know. It's largely up to Barlow.

sharmanism · 08/04/2016 at 16:17

Crouch out is forcing me to rethink. I'd traded out Rocky and Barlow for Libba and JJ.

Do I hold Crouch? Do I hold Rocky? Do I hold Barlow? Mundy out has me leaning towards keeping Barlow.

Do I bring in Libba and a premo mid and leave JJ for now? (looking like my preferred option right now)

Preferred premo mids on my watch list are R Gray, GAJ, Blicavs and Parker – any thoughts on which of these?

Help me community – the panic is setting in!

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 16:34

    Bring in Libba and let JJ go for now. Give Barlow another crack this week. Then trade rocky out for Gray and put the VC on him for tonights game when he plays lowly Essendon. If Barlow screws up again, you may still be able to do the Barlow-JJ swich next week via dpp. (But only just- make sure you have about 20K spare just in case)

Hayden · 08/04/2016 at 16:20

Gray or risk/reward zaharakis

    Hayden · 08/04/2016 at 16:38

    Or priddis or danger

    Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 16:45

    Gray all the way.

Cyril is delicious · 08/04/2016 at 16:23

Trades this week community-
Rocky>Robbie Gray
Smart move do we think, or should I turn Rocky in to hall??

TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 16:28

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? ?

Phil · 08/04/2016 at 16:30

Who to start: Papley, Menadue or Leuy (vs Lobbe)
If nobody thinks Leuy I'm trading him out as I believe the minute you start rookies ahead of mid pricers they must be traded out!

    derek · 08/04/2016 at 16:54

    Lobbee is going huge tonight……i reckon he might crack 65!

      Phil · 08/04/2016 at 17:22

      Haha I was thinking the same about Leuy, but I've got him down for a 70!

shooganooga · 08/04/2016 at 16:31

Even with Mundy out this week, only a matter of time till he comes back and Barlow returns to being a spud.

Thinking either Zac Merrett or Kane Lambert, what do people think?


tippa · 08/04/2016 at 16:31

How much is JJ set to increase this week and Barlow set to lose?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 16:34

    about $50k each if both score 90.

Jason · 08/04/2016 at 16:32


If i keep b.crouch on field and put Davis and Hewitt both as emergencys,
will i get the better score of the two or will it be whoever plays swans (hewitt)

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 16:35

    it will be the lowest score of your two emergencies.

      Jason · 08/04/2016 at 16:52

      so if davis gets 54 and hewitt gets 108…. crouch's score will be 54 ?

        derek · 08/04/2016 at 16:52


          Jason · 08/04/2016 at 17:04

          so who do you think will score better ?

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 17:17

            About the same

            Leighroy · 09/04/2016 at 07:22

            I would go hewitt read barrons article on rookies earlier in week. It helped me decide

Ben · 08/04/2016 at 16:33

Got all of the cashcows…….

Locked in Rockliff to Liberatore

2nd trade
Gresham to JJ + $180k (plus multiple DPP links, and strengthens backline)
Gresham to RobbieGray + no cash
Gresham to Parker + $100k

Laird, Lonergan, Weitering, Dea, Tippa, Adams (Brown, Ruggles)
Gaz, Danger, Fyfe, Shiel, LIBBA, Cripps, BCrouch, Mills (Hewitt, GRESHAM, Davis)
NicNat, Goldy (someone)
Wingard, Buddy, Hall, BenKen, Kerridge, Wells (Papley, McGovern)

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 16:43

    JJ. Your backline looks paper thin

BigHaydos · 08/04/2016 at 16:33

Hanners or Sam Mitchell?

    Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 16:59

    IMO Mitchell

tim · 08/04/2016 at 16:34

hello community
who to trade out for rockliff tom mitchell, blicvas, Dustin martin or sacrifice going from gresham to ruggles so i can afford robbie gray

Brook · 08/04/2016 at 16:34

After Jacobs (NM) shut Rich out of the game, I started wondering which other teams we need to beware of with a serious lock down tagger. Melbourne (Vince) and Carlton (Curnow) come to mind … any others or have these players changed role this year?

JJj · 08/04/2016 at 16:39

Rocky + Gresham to Libba + JOHANNESSON
Rocky + Gresham to Libba + ROBBIE GRAY

    Kev · 08/04/2016 at 16:40


      Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:43

      JJ's price is going to sky rocket. If you don't get him now, it's going to be hard to get him later. Gray's B/E is still around the 100 mark, so while he's probably going to go up, he's going to float around his current price for most of the year.

        JJj · 08/04/2016 at 16:45

        So go for JJ now and get Gray later?

          JJj · 08/04/2016 at 16:46

          This option also leaves me with 180k cash to go BCrouch to Gray next week if I wish…..

            Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:55

            This will be a good option if Crouch is out for an extended period.

          Jonathan Camac · 08/04/2016 at 16:46

          I'd say so, but I'm loving Gray. Consistent scorer regardless of team result.

        Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 18:59

        JJ's had 2 great weeks. Grey has had 2 great years. Watch JJ drop away now teams know to pay him some attention.

        Option 2 by a million miles.

Luke · 08/04/2016 at 16:42

Where is the clear team button? 😉 Thinking I may have been better off with the autofill my team option.
2 trades: Going Crouch to Papley, Kerridge into the middle and will loophole Papley and McDT in forward line. 2nd trade is Rockliff to Parker purely because I need some points!!!!! Have to keep Barlow now surely? Also have Pendlebury and Rich.

It is going to be a long season

    Paul · 08/04/2016 at 16:45

    It's early. Quality players will come around eventually.

    Keeping Pendles at half back will be the end of Buckley. He'll have to put him in the guts sooner rather than later.

Squid · 08/04/2016 at 16:47

What should I do rocky, Barlow to Gray, hall
Or rocky, crouch to gray, parish/ Kennedy ? Cheers

tippa · 08/04/2016 at 16:52

Parker or Gray

James · 08/04/2016 at 16:53

Who's more vital to bring in, Johanissen or Papley?

    tippa · 08/04/2016 at 16:58

    Papley cash generation is vital

Damon Bisetto · 08/04/2016 at 16:54

should we get rid of Crouch or Rockliff

    Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:06

    I'd be taking out Rockliff ahead of crouch if it was me

Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 16:56

What is pridiss, gray and Sam Mitchell's BE?

Moggy · 08/04/2016 at 16:58

More by luck than design I picked all the rookies worth having. Only dilema is whether it's worth burning a trade to get Parish in for Gresham or is the trade down the track more valuable. Other trade this week will be Rocky out for Hall.

    Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:06

    I think hold on that trade

Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 16:59

Parker or Tom Mitchell community?

    Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:04


      Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:18

      I agree but Mitchell as a premium pod could Pay dividends

        Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:23

        It depends on who you think will score more over the season because if Mitchell scores less than it wouldn't be a good pod to have. If you think titch will score more than Parker this year, then by all means select him

          Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:36

          how has Parker coped with tags ? is what bugs me. I think Parker and Hannebery will get attention before Mitchell so he will probably average 30 touches over the year depending how efficient he is decides if he pips Parker for overall points

    wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:20


derek · 08/04/2016 at 17:02

rocky & Barlow to Hall & Gray both look very sideways to me. the idea is to be getting in more premiums and/or cash cows at this stage of the year. sideways only if you have made a major error with your starting team, and then i would suggest just one.

can you go Rocky to Gray? of you short cash to do that?

Chris · 08/04/2016 at 17:04

Is barlow to Papley to risky it will leave my forward line as follows:

    Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:43

    Who's on the bench

      Chris · 08/04/2016 at 17:44

      grimly and AMT

        Chris · 08/04/2016 at 17:45

        but have kennedy to cover and injury by swinging forward

          Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:54

          I would probably stay with Barlow mate

            Chris · 08/04/2016 at 17:56

            cheers mate just worried he will drop alot and be too inconsistant so i thought maybe make cash and then get a elite forward premo in a few rounds

              Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 18:02

              Relax mate that extra trade will be worth gold come round 16 on

tippa · 08/04/2016 at 17:10

My situation is i brought in Gray and Pap for Gresham and Rocky.
Next week I want to go Barlow to JJ. I have 4k in the bank.

I'm not sure if thats enough cash with prices set to increase to let me be able to get JJ.

Do I keep Gray or get Parker which will guarentee I can afford JJ next week?

    wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:28

    jj will be about 470k with a 90pts score this week Barlow will be about the same with a 90pts this week. I'd take Parker

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 17:43

    Brilliant question. I did the same trades as you this week. I have 20K in the kitty. I am also looking to make 1 trade next week at this stage and it is the Barlow to JJ move via dpp. Will 4K be enough cash after both players prices have changed? My gut tells me that you may just make it. Let's say JJ's output is slightly down after playing the hawks and scores 95. Barlow gets more midfield time with the absence of Mundy and scores 100. Barlow will still drop significantly, but perhaps only 40K. His new price will then be $465K.
    JJ's price will rise very sharply. His average over the 3 games would be around 113 which would see his price probably rise by around 50K. His new price would be around $468 K. After this round, you could still do the switch as it would cost you 3K which you have. In any case, it will be very very tight. Worth punting on mind you. Whatever you do, don't change the trades (sound trades) you have made this week for the sake of raising a few dollars!


deman · 08/04/2016 at 17:11

papley vs adams, who to play on field?

    deman · 08/04/2016 at 17:13

    or bench menadue with dpp and play both

      Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:18


      Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:45

      Papleys got the runs on the board for mine

Nicholas · 08/04/2016 at 17:11

Just a follow up to my post 1-2 hours ago where i posted my team should i trade crouch or dunkley to apley. Thanks guys

    wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 17:24


    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:41

    Dunkley. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see him again in 2016. No knock on the fella, but the Dogs are flying!

Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:16

Going mason cox to papley and then Rockliff to priddis, gray or Sam Mitchell.
I'm really not sure who to go with out of those three although I'm leaning towards Mitchell and gray more than priddis.

Charlie · 08/04/2016 at 17:20

Need some advice on my options here

Mills > Papley by swinging Kerridge to the midfield

Rocky > Gray
OR Rocky > T.Mitchell
OR Rocky > S.Mitchell

I already have Parker, Libba.

    Charlie · 08/04/2016 at 17:21

    Or even Rocky > JJ potentially.

      Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:25

      JJ plus cash

    Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 18:06

    T Mitchell before s Mitchell overall wise

    Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 19:02


Juzzy · 08/04/2016 at 17:21

Hi Community.
Please excuse my ignorance but ….
Can we still trade players from teams who have not yet played during the round this year, or are you unable to make anymore trades once the ball bounces tonight ??

    Couchcoach · 08/04/2016 at 17:50

    Sure can but after games start players are locked in position. Understanding how to use your v/c loophole and emergency loopholes will be the key to success this year! Heard it hear first

    Juzzy · 08/04/2016 at 17:53

    Thanks fellas. Appreciate it.

      Kev · 08/04/2016 at 17:54

      Also once the round starts you cannot reverse trades.

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:39

    As long as SC is the game you're playing Juzzy it's a rolling lockout. The other 2 games lock out first bounce tonight. Coachkings I'm not sure, I think you can trade out a player at halftime if u want!

scoobydoo · 08/04/2016 at 17:23

Which option looks best community?

1.rockliff –> Parker + Gresham –> Papley

2. rockliff –> parker + Gresham –> B.kennedy

3. Rockliff –> parker + Barlow –> papley

4. Rockliff –> parker + barlow –> B. Kennedy

    CoachDamo · 08/04/2016 at 17:25

    Option 2.

    Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:27

    Rockliff plus Gresham to Papley and Kennedy (instant $200k on monday and more over the coming weeks)
    Gotta look long term…… Get cash cows now and premiums later.

      scoobydoo · 08/04/2016 at 17:44

      is that too risky though i do like the sound of all that cash though

        Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:51

        Risky? Why?
        Pocketing a heap of cash for next week and and Getting in 2 guys guaranteed to make ATLEAST 250k each, and if BenKen keeps pumping out 100's he could become a keeper

      Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 17:48


        scoobydoo · 08/04/2016 at 17:49

        haha which option do you think tophawk?

Sully321 · 08/04/2016 at 17:29

to start on the field pick four of these players:
Papley, Kerridge, Ben Kennedy, Menadue, Oliver, mills.
I need to have at least one of mills and Oliver start but could have both.

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:37

    Papley & Menadue off

No regrats · 08/04/2016 at 17:31

I'm currently sitting in 79th position and I have a big decision to make . Trade in ablett or mitchell ????it is doing my head in

    Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:37

    I dont even know which mitchell were talking about but it doesnt matter….. Gaz of course. He will murder Carlton

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 17:46

    Gary Ablett.

Adds · 08/04/2016 at 17:32

can trade players from teams that haven't played – rolling lockout

Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:40

Rockliff to Liberatore
Gresham to JJ
$180,000 cash
Good times

* A poor performance tonight from Robbie Gray would be appreciated to justify me not picking him up this week.

HOLLA · 08/04/2016 at 17:42

Rocky to libba?
Rocky to anybody else?

    Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:45

    Not often you get a proven Premo for $350,000.
    He will be 550,000 before long.

Ethan · 08/04/2016 at 17:45

out of the 3, which 2 do i start

Dea, Adams and/or Weitering

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:35

    Dea & Adams

@RealGreekMamba · 08/04/2016 at 17:45

Dilemma time:
Do I got
Rocky > Kennedy
Gresham > Papley
This gives me a war chest but I miss out on Hall this week, who I believe is a top 10 forward

Other option is to go rocky to hall which leaves me 180k war chest


Dave · 08/04/2016 at 17:47

Am I crazy to think holding Rockliff is a good move?

    Ben · 08/04/2016 at 17:51

    Not as crazy as someone not having him and bringing him in this week….

      Dave · 08/04/2016 at 17:54

      Maybe he just seems him as a really expensive loop hole option.

Benjamima Puddleduck · 08/04/2016 at 17:47

I dint get gaz this year, yet.
Oh wait no i did just trade him in.. =)

Magpies29 · 08/04/2016 at 17:52

want to trade parker in for rockliff but I used two trades last week so is this a good idea?

dean · 08/04/2016 at 17:59

ablett or gray ?

    James · 08/04/2016 at 18:31


LHMORWOOD · 08/04/2016 at 18:02

which two to start on the field out of:
– M.Dea
– M. Hartley
– Weitering


    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:47

    Kind of has to be Dea & Weitering to justify the extra coin you payed for them.

derek · 08/04/2016 at 18:03

if you don't think that Rocky will be a top 10 midfielder this year once he has rested up and hopefully got over his injury problems (say 2 weeks time) then it is a good idea to trade him out. But only if you trade him to someone who you believe WILL be a top 10 midfielder this year (not just to someone like Parker because you can afford him) Otherwise it is just a sideways trade and really all it will gain you is about 80-100 points but cost you a trade. trades are more valuable than that.

    derek · 08/04/2016 at 18:13

    if you do decide that Rocky is past his best and not worth keeping, i would hold for a couple of weeks before trading him. his price won't change for at least two weeks, in the same time players like Priddis, Danger and JPK will all drop in price and you will be able to buy them at a cheaper price than people who started the year with them, therefore not getting any advantage.

    if you decide to get Parker, you are still only getting him at the same price as his starting, therefore no advantage. I personally don't think Parker will be top 10 anyway, so i wouldn't be trading him in.

    You must always try and trade in premium players at a cheaper price than their starting price, otherwise you don't have any advatantage.

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 18:14

    I agree Derek. I have traded out Rocky for Robbie Gray. For me, he will be a top 10 midfielder and a good strategic switch. I am just too uncertain about Rocky's overall fitness situation. The points generation must continue and unfortunately for Rocky, he won't be part of it from this point onwards.

      derek · 08/04/2016 at 18:20

      i had a think about Rocky to gray, especially when i heard Wingard was out (i wanted more than just lobbee playing tonight), but i was $200 short. the gods were telling me not to make that trade.

      I have Gray sneeking into my top 10, has replaced Sloane, good move, but a better move will be to get him cheaper at some other point in the year.

        Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 19:05

        I traded Rocky to Gray for the exact reasons in your OP.

        Fair enough you want to get him cheaper, but what have you done with Rockliff in the meantime?

          Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 19:12

          My guess is he has Rocky on the bench as a loophole option this week.

            Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 19:20

            That's a lot of money to have on the bench this early.

              Derek · 08/04/2016 at 19:41

              Menadue will have to be onfield. So I will lose whatever he scores and what rocky should have, maybe 40 pts. Worth saving a trade

    Keenbutclueless · 08/04/2016 at 18:30

    Many thanks Derek. I was trading Rocky and Macaffer for Cripps and Parish, but your good advice has made me change my mind. Now gone Priddis and Hartley instead. Couldn't reach Hannebury, so Priddis was next best. Already have Gray. I wouldn't normally trade in a rookie after one week, but I have all the rest.

Chris · 08/04/2016 at 18:11

other than danger, ablett, and fyfe who will be in the top 6 midfeilders?

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 18:37

    Priddis, Sam Mitchell, Robbie Gray, Pendlebury, JPK, Ward, Hanneberry, and even the likes of Hall, Parker, Tom Mitchell, Treloar, Shiel , Dustin Martin must be thrown in the mix.

    Sam · 08/04/2016 at 18:38

    Priddis, Mitchell, Hanners

Jexxa · 08/04/2016 at 18:12

What do we think?
Rocky to JJ via DPP
Crouch to Zaha.
Im not going to do it, but what do you think? ahah

    HOLLA · 08/04/2016 at 19:29

    Do it man…do it

greg · 08/04/2016 at 18:19

it seems barlow has lived on but who will get the chop out of rockliff and crouch

Nick · 08/04/2016 at 18:20

Which trade?

Option 1
This week: Barlow and Rockliff to Papley and Trealor (lose only caption loophole)
Next week: Gresham and D.Rioli to Hartley and Zorko


Option 2
This week: Barlow and Gresham to Papley and Hartley (have one less premium this week)
Next week: Rockliff and D.Rioli to Zorko and Trealor


Option 3
This week: Barlow and Gesham to Paley and Zorko (only one week to look at Zorko)
Next week: Rockliff and D.Rioli to Trealor and Hartley

I don't know which trades I would benefit the most from. I have all the good rookies but Papley, I like Trealor as a pod and Zorko is the only fwd that I don't have that I like the look of. I also JJ in the backline already.

Fwd: Matin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (McCarthy, D.Rioli)


    HOLLA · 08/04/2016 at 19:31

    Why hold rocky a week then trade? ie opt 3

sean · 08/04/2016 at 18:22

who else is putting the VC on barlow this week?

    Davonaise · 08/04/2016 at 18:51

    Oh boy

    HOLLA · 08/04/2016 at 19:32

    My pet hermit crab is

    Steeeve · 08/04/2016 at 19:34

    Literally zero humans

Sarah · 08/04/2016 at 18:26

If you could pick one rookie to bring in out of Parish, Menadue or Papley, who would it be and why?

    James · 08/04/2016 at 18:31

    Papley will earn you $$

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 18:42

    If you want fast cash, and not too concerned about ongoing job security, go Papley.

    If you want steady cash generation and job security, go Parish. I have Menadue, but if I could switch him for Parish, I would do so in a heartbeat.


    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 19:09

    Either Parish or Papley depending on if they will be on the field or not for the next few weeks. If bench, definitely Papley.

      DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:19

      Sarah says "If you could pick one rookie to bring in out of Parish, Menadue or Papley "
      Phil says "Either Parish or Papley".
      One is singular Phil. when the umps toss the coin at the start of a game the captains can't say "either heads or tails"

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 23:20

    I brought in parish for crouch tonight. Watched him tonight kid can play take 80 each week from a high end rook. Gives me $ to trade barlow to parker 2mrw and then finally get Gray into my team for rocky next week. Wish i had found a way to start him but went down to sheil to bring in weita at d5, the old cut corners trick. Anyway will be fixed next week. Gonna have a look at JJ against the best and if he continues on his merry way will swap him for longeran next week.

haiku bob · 08/04/2016 at 18:30

Rocky down to Papley via DPP, and Sheridan into Adams.
Got all the rookies I need.
Keeping Barlow for now.
War Chest stands at $750K.
Time to sit back and watch the cows fatten.

    HOLLA · 08/04/2016 at 19:41

    Well done. Can i get you a sandwich or a good novel?

      The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 22:23

      That's not a haiku bob

Johnno · 08/04/2016 at 18:30

Rocky for Parker, Mitchell or Gray

    Davonaise · 08/04/2016 at 18:50

    Don't go Parker is all I can say, go against the grain. Parker is a star but will he be top 8 midfielder?
    Plenty of swan guns snatching points away from each other I think, not that he is not a good selection though…
    But there will be games when Sydney won't be as dominant than what they have been so far and a great Parker score might not be so high taking into account that Sydney have those other gun players who can all go huge

DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 18:31

Anyone having issues getting SC site to load?

    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 18:38

    solved after 15mins. The HUN hate it when you sign out of SC thus preventing them tracking your every move, as a penalty I get sign in problems

    Maestro · 08/04/2016 at 20:43

    Yep, can't get it to load on phone or iPad after loading the update.

Sam · 08/04/2016 at 18:33

Hartley or Weitering at D6?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 23:10

    Hope u went weita.

    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 23:21


Mister_Spock · 08/04/2016 at 18:39

Who to trade out for Papley – Gresham, Grimley or Cox?

    Keenbutclueless · 08/04/2016 at 18:54

    Grimley. Gresham will still grow. Can't see Grimley getting much of a run. Cox seems closer to a game

      Mister_Spock · 08/04/2016 at 19:12

      Agree to an extent, but Grimley named as emergency this week so perhaps not far off, especially if (i.e. when) Leuey gets injured

    CoachDamo · 08/04/2016 at 19:11

    I'm deciding between Gresham or SImpkin out!

Brett · 08/04/2016 at 18:41


option 1 Rocky – Papley via DPP , Crouch – R Gray & $270k bank left
option 2 Rocky – Parker & Crouch – Zaharakis

Long term I'm thinking Gray & bank the cash, plus Papley

    Sam · 08/04/2016 at 18:46

    Keep crouch wont be out for long

Phil · 08/04/2016 at 18:44

I can understand trading out Rockliff. I can understand trading out Barlow. But unless if you're facing a donut, I can't see the logic in trading out Crouch. Best 22, 1 week injury, low break even, will make you 100-200k……Am I missing something?

Davonaise · 08/04/2016 at 18:46

Hmmm Weitering I think

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 19:01

    ^^ Agreed

Gerbel33 · 08/04/2016 at 18:47

Which one should I do?

1. Rockliff > Parker

2. Rockliff > Z Merret & Gresham > Parish

Chook · 08/04/2016 at 18:48

Community I'm struggling with a decision and need your collective wisdom! I'm using the emergency loophole in my midfield, which players score do I want to take a first look at – Hewett or Mills?

Alec · 08/04/2016 at 18:52

Could you use dunkley from bulldogs this weekend as a loophole considering he is an emergency? then use robbie gray as vc for tonight?

Mark · 08/04/2016 at 18:57

Out of B Kennedy, Hall and Zaharakis, which two should I trade in??

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 18:59

    BenKen and Hall are must haves mate. Zaka is more of a luxury if you already have the other two.

      Gerbel33 · 08/04/2016 at 19:04

      Rocky to Parker
      Rocky to Merrett & Gesham > Parish?

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 19:02

    Agreed with Addict Hall and Kennedy by a long shot

Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 19:00

Here's my team community!

What do you lovely people think my best move is?

I'm thinking Gresham to Papey via DPP and Rocky to JJ. But I am not convinced!

All advice is much appreciated!

    Nicholas · 08/04/2016 at 19:07

    gresham to papely looks good and JJ or Robby Gray should be good to go for rocky

Mark · 08/04/2016 at 19:00

Please help can't decide whether to trade out rocky or barlow?

    Youngy · 08/04/2016 at 19:02

    Trade Rocky hold Barlow

    I N Pieman · 08/04/2016 at 19:12

    Trade the guy that's not playing

Mark · 08/04/2016 at 19:05

Will it be worth suffering a 50k price loss from barlow though?

    Jimi · 08/04/2016 at 19:09

    It will be if he turns his form around, it'll be 1 less premo you need to find.

    Risk and reward.

      Sam · 08/04/2016 at 19:16

      It won't matter if you plan on keeping him

        Average Joe · 08/04/2016 at 23:24

        But you won't keep him if he doesn't turn his form around

    Average Joe · 08/04/2016 at 23:28

    read this article, then make your decision:

    tl;dr – Barlow is playing mostly half forward, last year he played around half-half mid/half forward and now he is playing more half forward, and that is having a big impact on his performance

    I seriously doubt he will stay in the midfield once Mundy comes back

      DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:13

      Spot on Joe

John · 08/04/2016 at 19:05

How long is mundy suspected to be out for?

james · 08/04/2016 at 19:16

who to put onfield tipungwuti or weitering

Mayniac · 08/04/2016 at 19:16

Do not trust Barlow – so down to Benken for the $$ then upgrade crouch to S.Mitchell.


Paulie Walnuts · 08/04/2016 at 19:19

Don't have Gresham, but will trade him in as a downgrade when he gets selected later in the year

    Kim · 09/04/2016 at 09:23

    Why he is not very good, scored poorly in both game this year, a complete waste of a trade mate, much better cheaper rookies going to come through, Keays and petracca to name just a few.

Tom · 08/04/2016 at 19:23

I am still stuck as to keeping Barlow or not!!! I was thinking about bringing in Zach Merritt for him. Is this a good trade?

Hawks · 08/04/2016 at 19:24

Who to start on the ground tonight out of-


1 on-field only, but which one, and who Gould be the Emergency?

    Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 19:35


    He will be a busy boy in that backline tonight. Port will be on the war path after last week's shocker against Adelaide.

    But its a raffle with these bomber rookies. Just go with your gut.

Tom · 08/04/2016 at 19:28

I am still stuck as to keeping Barlow or not!!! I was thinking about bringing in Zach Merritt for him. Is this a good trade?

    Hawks · 08/04/2016 at 19:36

    I'd hang on to Barlow, he had great pre-season form, has been played in the wrong position (think he will be on ball his week), and playing in a team that has been smashed in their 2 games.

    Freo are to good to keep losing (although it may happen again his week)

      magpie4ver · 08/04/2016 at 19:41

      Disagree but but its up to you Barlow BE is so high its not even funny

        hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:13

        So is fyfes/goldys/shaws

          Average Joe · 08/04/2016 at 23:31

          but there is almost a certain reason to Barlow's scoring drop

Mayniac · 08/04/2016 at 19:59

Do not trust Barlow – so down to Benken for the $$ then upgrade crouch to S.Mitchell.

Deimos · 08/04/2016 at 20:03

Got rocky n barlow.

Gonna hold barlow n drop rocky for pap?


Also what bout waite… can he sustain this output or injury worry?

Is he better in than papley?

    Deimos · 08/04/2016 at 20:07


    D: laird, kk, jj, weitering, m.adams, m.hartley…. k. Collins & m.brown
    M: fyfe, danger, gaz, ward, rock, parker, libba, millis ….. b.keays, d.macpherson & r.davis
    R: nicnat, gawn…… cox
    F: barlow, greene, hall, wells, kennedy, kerridge….. petracca & mc-tipu

      Deimos · 08/04/2016 at 20:14

      Maybe even dropping keays or macPherson for
      Menadue or hewett to generate more cash …

      Thoughts please

Holty · 08/04/2016 at 20:10

wow. my only trade so far gray in for Barlow. gray 1 touch half way through the 1st quarter. maybe i should of stuck with Barlow with his consistent 60s

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:12

    Dont stress holty he'll score 150+ hope ya got the vc on him 😀

      Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 20:24

      Hear hear! No dramas at all. Robbie is just warming up. His best work is yet to come.

        Holty · 08/04/2016 at 20:26

        yeah true lads. as i wrote it he grabbed it 3 times in a minute.

          DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 20:28

          29 pts 1st qrtr looking like a good trade

            Derek · 08/04/2016 at 20:29

            Gray will be fine. Lobbe 1 touch in first quarter.

              hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:44

              He’s tracking for a fine 53 derek!

                Derek · 08/04/2016 at 20:48

                he may even be worse than TBC

                  hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:56

                  Yeah thats a big ouch

                  DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 21:15

                  wtf! Derek how do YOU have Lobbe?

                    Derek · 08/04/2016 at 21:32

                    It was my one bold move. Plan to get Goldy in round 7, needed a ruck who would hold there value. Ports draw looked good

                    The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 21:38

                    Shoulda spent more money in the ruck and just gone with Zac Dawson down back Derek

                    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 22:05

                    That's very funny because it's true:-)

                    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 21:38

                    Burn a trade ffs next week derek. Lob Lobbe

                    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 22:07

                    Round 7 you might be able to sideways trade to Chol

                    Derek · 08/04/2016 at 22:21

                    I was actually thinking he might do ok tonight, Leuy beat him!

              Dean · 08/04/2016 at 21:56

              Derek I told ya mate when going in with Lobbe as your R2 is practically suicide, ya needed two premo rucks otherwise all you'll be doing is chasing a shit load of points that you'll never get because you're way to far behind.

              Those who were concerned about Goldy dropping $100k is very silly thinking, at least you have the points on the board. Make sure you pis$ Lobbe off next week and bring in a premo.

                Derek · 08/04/2016 at 22:04

                Can't wait to part company

Nicholas · 08/04/2016 at 20:18

zaharakis looking the goods

    CoachDamo · 08/04/2016 at 20:29

    I was soooo close to trading him in. Grrr!!!

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:37

    Yep nicko. Rocky=Zaha.
    290,000 reasons to smile.

ST74 · 08/04/2016 at 20:29

Trade 1: Simpkin to Papley (DONE). For the second trade should I go:
Yeo to JJ
Rocky to Parker/Ablett
Barlow to Palmer or leave Barlow and trade him in two weeks for Zorko.

Appreciate any comments/thoughts

    Dean · 08/04/2016 at 21:57

    Rocky to Parker

DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 20:31

Charlie Dixon has escaped scrutiny from the community. Reckon that should change. Both of those Tom Lynch's are worth a look as well

Maestro · 08/04/2016 at 20:35

Anyone else's sc app not loading on phone or iPad??

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 20:47

    The app is scheizen Maestro just go thru hs website much easier doesn't jam up. Welcome

Swans2012 · 08/04/2016 at 20:43

ollie wines 9 bloody disposals for 9 bloody handballs is making me angry

    Steeeve · 08/04/2016 at 22:11

    Not happy at all with Ollie so far this year. You've got a head bigger than most blokes' torsos, put the bloody thing over the ball!

    Wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 22:31

    Not looking good for Ollie I can't see any signs of improvement = 98-103 ave. Reckon he wont be a SC must have until he comes back to Victoria. He wont look so slow in navy

Brook · 08/04/2016 at 21:21

JJ or BSmith for Rich (the fact that he is playing this week is enough to make me wanna trade him out … fitness test, my ar$e!). He tanked it last week … don't need that headache week to week!

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 21:32

    I started with smith and am moneriting jj vs spudlow this week. Not sure if that helps brook but I'm happy with brodie atm

      Brook · 08/04/2016 at 22:15

      thanks … leaning toward JJ but def not a POD. Smith has done it before but JJ look good (12 of next 20 games at ES). I think he will average 10pts higher than Rich from here on

        hedski · 08/04/2016 at 22:27

        Yes doggies have been gifted the softest draw this year but by gaz they're good to watch. Smith surely can bounce back from horror last year he is an AA player.
        Rich is a spud.

          hedski · 08/04/2016 at 22:27

          sry for yelling

    DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:27

    They're both midpricers so the question is really who is more likely to be a premo. Smith has been 'there or thereabouts' for 3-years and may well be at his ceiling but jj is like a runaway train Hawks will be a better test of him but even if he only scores 60 you'd put up with it when he scores 120 against opponents that aren't Hawthorn (16 at last count)

      hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:10

      Yep eyes on jj

The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 21:43

I had a good think about him preseason as he fits the "young player at new club" mould that can sometimes pay off but I lacked the testicular fortitude to run with him. I think he'll be a better player when Schultz and Ryder are back in Ports team.

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 22:21

    Injury risk ol' Charlie

      Wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 22:33

      Yeah he does have a habit of doing a hammy when reaching for the wine bottle

        The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 22:43

        Nah mate, look at that beard. Charlie's a craft beer kinda guy.

          hedski · 08/04/2016 at 22:57

          Passion pop imo

Wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 22:11

That Parish kid is a lot better than I thought. Still wouldn't trust him for onfield though

    The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 22:17

    Looks a bloody good player eh Wombats? Keeps it simple and does all the little things well.

      Wombatsfc · 08/04/2016 at 22:28

      Yep Ranger from a $ perspective anybody who took him instead of Hewitt made the right decision, he should last until the byes as a good E

Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 22:25

Robbie Gray.

All class.

Sorry Rocky. Robbie has taken your spot.

    Derek · 08/04/2016 at 22:30

    Agree. He is in my top 8 midfielders

      Tophawk · 08/04/2016 at 22:38

      Brilliant performance by R.Gray.

      Great to see he is now in your top 8 mids after just scraping into your top 10 earlier this week.

      He is in my top 6 and will stay there.


        Derek · 08/04/2016 at 23:11

        Gray might have just edged past Selwood

      SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 22:51

      I see the Lobbe saga continues Derek. Nowhere near his BE of 94.

        Derek · 08/04/2016 at 23:14

        I thought tonight was going to be it. I'd calculated a good round 3 score against Essendon would be what he needed. Very poor and I don't think he can last until round 7

          SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 23:27

          He has Mummy away next week so hard to see him improving much in the short term.

          Zac Smith and Hickey aren't exactly ideal replacements for similar money either. You may have to find some cash and upgrade him to someone at least half decent in the next few weeks.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 08/04/2016 at 23:27

      Called it early in the pre season. Just because a guy looses DPP doesn't make him any less a gun. Gray is all class and will be in the the thick of it and at the pointing end of best mids come year end.

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:01

    He is a spud and his vc score is nowhere good enough to make me take the cap off gawn. (sry meant Gaz)

DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 22:42

90 from Drug Enforcement Agency.
I'd be crazy if I didn't swing adams forward and put Menadue on the bench, using clem smith as dpp whom I acquired in the much ridiculed trade for McCarthy that allowed me to loophole the VC'd Fyffe last week.
Sometimes it's better to watch and learn than it is to shout old wives tales and look stupid. 🙂
You bet I'm smug

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:03

    Definitely take that smasha. Clem will bite ya

      DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 23:10

      Only if he gets a game and I'm left without that swing loopholer, but Brown will be dropped by then.

      hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:11

      And little Lincoln

    Phil · 08/04/2016 at 23:29

    Nice one Smasher, I've got Ubergang for that role, a 106k swinger that won't play. Good option with all the other B/F's available.

      DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:12

      He was probably a better option Phil but Freo had already played when I made the decision, I was chasing Fyffes VC score.
      Anybody who has adams, walla, brown Dea or any other high scoring rook on the bench should look at the benefits of Ubergang

    NutSack · 09/04/2016 at 05:45

    smug…. who you gonna swing adams forward with? which dpp?

      Phil · 09/04/2016 at 10:03

      He swings Clem Smith with Adams which gives him a donut to take Dea's 90

Iamme · 08/04/2016 at 22:44

After the disaster of last week call me crazy but I kept Barlow, Rocky and Polec who just got me 123 pts!…. thank you very much

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:06

    Woulda shunted rocky but well done on sticking with polec. Ballsy. Kept spudlow he'll go ok

    Iamme · 08/04/2016 at 23:07

    I had to get Adams & Papley before their prices went up…so that's the risk I was willing to take…. still got 28 trades.

      hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:12

      Quality decision

    DadSmasher · 08/04/2016 at 23:20

    Brilliant call to keep Polec after last week. He's VERY important to a successful Port gameplan

mick944 · 08/04/2016 at 22:52

Gray 123 an interesting loophole score….

    Dan · 08/04/2016 at 22:56

    will you be taking it mick?

      mick944 · 08/04/2016 at 23:03

      130 is usually my minimum, but after Danger (c) last week, i'll probably take it

        Hazey · 08/04/2016 at 23:05

        Thinking the same here. Points in the bank, but surely Gazza Jnr vs Carlton is worth pondering?

          Holty · 08/04/2016 at 23:38

          cant believe you lot are even considering not taking Grays score. Fyfe had the best average last year which is what Gray just scored. yes Gazza and Fyfe may ho larger but not much more. Or they do a injury early and goodbye points.

    hedski · 08/04/2016 at 23:06

    Na. Gaz or danger.

    DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:09

    Abletts last 3 against Carlton 116, 124, 91. Blues have a good midfield that score almost equally to the top 6 teams it's the rest of the ground where they suck. There tagger Curnow is very effective he limits players to less than crowley did and also tons up occaisionally

Davonaise · 08/04/2016 at 23:08

Take tippa's 71 or try gulp….. Rich?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 23:22

    I'd probably play it safe and take the 71 especially given Rich had an injury niggle last weekend.

    You'd hate for him to do a string in the 1st qtr and it could be an ugly day for the Lions at the Cattery anyway, even if he does get through the game ok.

    hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:15

    71 davo
    71 or gulp Barlow?

      Davonaise · 09/04/2016 at 10:28

      wow that's even harder to call

The Ranger · 08/04/2016 at 23:23

Menadue, Hewitt or Davis?
Gotta take one of them now that Crouch is out.

    Luviboy1 · 08/04/2016 at 23:27

    Consider loopholing Menadue->Hewett. What Ill be doing this week.

      DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:15

      the position flexibility is priceless for loopholing so menadue

        The Ranger · 09/04/2016 at 00:19

        i had a complicated Papley, Petracca. Menadue, McDT loophole going but now that I've seen a 71 from McDT I'm putting Papley onfield which means I have to take one of the above as I'm also loopholing Ablett into Danger via Crouch.
        Menadue is currently on the forward bench but could swing him into the middle for Petracca.
        Hewitt and Davis are on the bench with Danger.

          Phil · 09/04/2016 at 00:23

          What do you loophole Ablett into Danger via Crouch when Crouch plays first out of the 3???

            The Ranger · 09/04/2016 at 00:31

            Yeah my bad Phil. Dumb misread of the team colours on my phone. It's a straight Hewitt, Davis or Menadue choice then with Petracca as the loophole.

              The Ranger · 09/04/2016 at 00:33

              And maybe a note to self to get new glasses…

                Davonaise · 09/04/2016 at 00:47


Luviboy1 · 08/04/2016 at 23:26

Me and oppo have both gone Robbie Gray as VC. Lock in and take 246 or take the risk (if you can call it that) on Gaz or Goldy. I have 1 less premo on field then him due to Wingard being benched, if this makes a difference at all. Thoughts?

    SCaddict · 08/04/2016 at 23:43

    I'd back Gazza in to get at least 123 at Metricon. But nothing wrong taking the 123 if you don't want to sweat it tomorrow night. It's a respectable captain's score.

      Cashcows · 09/04/2016 at 00:49

      I'm personally taking it after copping bad captains in fyfe and danger over the weeks.

      Even if gaz goes 140, your risking a lot for only 17 pt difference. Enough to make a difference in close head to heads but I'd back my team to be good enough to cover that.

        hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:18

        Cashy u obviously got ur weeks mixed up 2 stellar scores there

          Cashcows · 09/04/2016 at 01:24

          Definitely did mate. Took huge hits in rankings. Need to steady the ship a little before I'm comfortable risking more.

            hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:56

            Vc'd robbie. Am I greedy thinking danger will smash it? (Got gazza too he could go huge)

              Cashcows · 09/04/2016 at 12:51

              Some have posted here that gaz didnt run out his last game as convincingly as we'd like, so a bit wary on that. But you can't go wrong with either. Gaz v carlton but they'll most likely tag him and you'd think Danger wouldn't have 2 bad games in a row, so Danger for me if you're feeling lucky.

      Luviboy1 · 09/04/2016 at 06:46

      Think I might just stick with Robbie on this one. Last time I was greedy I had to take 95 from Gawn…

        SCaddict · 09/04/2016 at 11:38

        I can't blame you as there have been some popular captain choices that have turned into absolute shockers already this season like Fyfe Rd1 and Danger Rd2.

        But I kind of anticipated this would likely happen with Gray – that he would score his customary 120-130 and we would be left scratching our head on what to do which is why I kept the VC off him.

        Although I did have some fortune there with a non playing Lions player allowing me to go Gaz into Danger instead and not all coaches would've had that luxury this weekend.

          Cashcows · 09/04/2016 at 12:54

          I think we might have to possibly concede that the days of 130+ scores are over. It used to be Gaz who could reliably do that and obviously he's not the same as he was prior to his injury.

          Not saying we won't see 130+, just suggesting that maybe 120-125 is the new 130.
          New rules this season might totally invalidate my opinion tho.


DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:31

Highest scoring ruck tonight 59pts. I'm calling it now Less OOB IS reducing Ruck scores

    hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:19

    The blictz?

      hedski · 09/04/2016 at 01:23

      Sry bad spelling. Blicavs now could look very valid. Your goldy/stef do the ground work anyways

    Grahame Lebroy · 09/04/2016 at 06:26

    You are onto something there, seems like the rule changes have affected rucks scoring. Luey and Lobbe r spuds though.

      Derek · 09/04/2016 at 08:54

      Last year average stoppages per game was 92. This year it is 77. That is significant.

      Last night only 72

        SCaddict · 09/04/2016 at 11:28

        That was one of the aims of the reduced rotations to reduce player congestion around the footy and therefore the number of stoppages.

        Still early days though and I remember we all got in a tizz last season after the rucks scored poorly early, albeit for supposed other reasons.

        But any way you wish to slice it Lobbe is still sh1te mate. 🙂

Nicholas · 09/04/2016 at 00:32

Oh oh this is a disaster i forgot to put emergency on my essendon bench warmers and now if rich doesnt play im screwed and will have to take a donut

    DadSmasher · 09/04/2016 at 00:44

    That's the opposite of 'Points Chasing' which makes me wonder why so many of the flock think points chasing is a bad thing

Bobby Singh · 09/04/2016 at 01:20

Papley or Menadue on field?

    Grahame Lebroy · 09/04/2016 at 06:29

    Tough one , this week I will say Menadue

      Who cares · 09/04/2016 at 18:34

      Good one Grahame tosser!

siri · 09/04/2016 at 07:49

Should i take R gray's score or gi with fyfe?

    siri · 09/04/2016 at 07:49


      Kev · 09/04/2016 at 07:54

      Right on the cusp for me. Many got burnt with Danger last week, so take it

        siri · 09/04/2016 at 08:03

        Thanks kev

Saundo · 09/04/2016 at 09:45

I'm in the same situation take Robbies score or back goldy, God or Fyfe ? Help please!

Iamme · 09/04/2016 at 09:49

Fyfe is life…and you'd think he will lift for a Derby.

    SCaddict · 09/04/2016 at 11:49

    Freo have their backs to the wall and the Eagles are smarting too after being shown up at the G again by the Premiers. The Mundy out will leave a gaping hole though.

    I reckon it would take moderately enlarged plums to whack the C on Fyfe after his last two Derby outings resulted in 109 and 117 and that's when Freo actually knew how to play footy. He's probably a better VC option just in case it all goes south like Rd1.

    But let's face it the main reason we will all be tuning in tonight is to see how our man of the moment goes and no his initials are not NF.

      Andy · 09/04/2016 at 11:53

      So you would put the c on gaz rather than take grays score ?

        SCaddict · 09/04/2016 at 12:00

        It depends how much of a risk taker you are and maybe how your league situations are tracking later today.

        If it was me I'd back Gaz in who averages over 150 at Metricon which is a ridiculous statistic when you think about it.

        But if you are more conservative in nature then the prudent thing to do would be to take Gray's 123 and just not watch the Suns v Blues tonight. For it might just drive you crazy if Gazza plays to his full ability and/or the Blues don't show up.

          Andy · 09/04/2016 at 12:04

          Knowing my luck Ablett will break his leg (touch wood) so I think I'll take the 123 Cheers mate

        BundyBear · 10/04/2016 at 02:43

        I would and i did. Gazza is da man. Dockers are pretenders

Andy · 10/04/2016 at 11:02

Piece of shit SC app froze up on me yesterday cost me 80 points! Be careful community

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