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THE PANIC ROOM – Round 4

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“With one hand the Supercoach gods giveth, and with the other hand they taketh away” – Jock Reynolds.

This is one of my favourite sayings of Jock’s. You could say I’m a huge avocado of this phrase. But it always rings true.

Round four is supposed to be a nice round. We were bracing ourselves for a nice round of leaning back, beer in hand and watching rookies appreciate in value. We’re not supposed to have a care in the world.

But while our backs were turned, someone snuck in and stole our rookies.

The Panic Room Round 4

Our rookies are like our children. They fight, they act up, and sometimes you just want to slap them upside the head, but you don’t. Because they’re the future – not only of the game, but more importantly your cash generation for the year.

Which is why this week’s team announcement was dealt with a callous hand and a cold heart – as coaches took one set of rookies and replaced them with a fresh set.

Let’s get into it.

THE NEWS

Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the rookies? These poor kids need a clear run at the thing, and that’s not what they’re getting this year. George Hewett, Lincoln McCarthy, Nick Kommer and bubble-boy Jayden Short are all out this week. McCarthy may be having a rest given his injury history, but the other two look dropped.

But as per the Wisdom of Jock, the Supercoach gods also giveth. And giveth in spades they did. Jayden Hunt, new Blue Liam Sumner, giants Jacob Hopper and Jorden Pickett, Docker Darcy Tucker and American Big Friendly Giant Mason Cox have all been named to make their debuts.

Tucker and Cox are at the mercy of the extended benches, and I don’t expect we’ll see them, but that’s a lot of fresh meat at a time where we want our cows appreciating, not getting dropped. On top of interrupted seasons to popular starting selections Michael Hartley, Tom Ruggles and Daniel Rioli (all of whom are named), cash generation this year is on struggle street.

The backline is in a bit of upheaval this week. While Josh Gibson has been rested after a few weeks of leather poisoning, Daniel Rich returns for the Lions. Trent McKenzie will miss a few weeks after having his nose smashed like a watermelon last week.

Most of the news beyond this is relatively benign.

Sydney skipper Jarryd McVeigh returns, as do Luke Hodge, Steele ‘Sidebum’ Sidebottom and Chad ‘The Chad’ Wingard. However, rumours have swirled that Hodge was “nowhere to be seen” as the team left for Tassie this morning.

David Mundy is still missing from the Dockers’ lineup, that is now even more shaken by the loss of Aaron ‘Jeez You’re Tall’ Sandilands and the news Harley Bennell will not grace the football field for two months. Which brings us to The Talking Point.

UPDATE.. What’s going on with Priddis!?! Is he playing!? Who knows?

And, of course Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch hasn’t been named this week, and is still a week or two away from returning. If you can hold, do so, but I would personally give him the flick if I had him.

THE TALKING POINT

Part I – The Rookies

In regards to the loss of rookies this week – I can’t see George Hewitt breaking back into the side any time soon, and he needs to go. I won’t be ditching him this week; instead having another week to look at rookies.

However, if you need to go this week, Tom Ruggles looks to be a longer term rookie. Michael Hartley survived this week, but I’m not sure if he, Mitch Brown and Nathan Grima can all exist in the same team, so would caution against bringing him in with Grima on the cusp of selection.

Lincoln McCarty is possibly being rested? Considering he had a very good game last week, I can’t see why he’d be dropped. Hold him – he should be back.

Part II – Michael BarNO

A hard conversations need to be had over the Supercoach future of Michael Barlow – does Bennell’s absence keep him forward? Does Mundy’s push him into the midfield. Will he be able to do anything in the midfield? Who knows?

I said if he didn’t ton up last week, he’d never ton up and the bastard flaunted a 99 in our face. WHAT THE BLOODY HELL DOES THAT MEAN, MICHAEL? ARE YOU UP TO BREAKING THREE FIGURES? OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO BLOODY TAUNT US?!?

Supercoach 2016

Michael Barlow snapped at training this week

I’m giving the royal douchenozzle one last shot against North, but only because I want to see Zach Merrett score 90+ against a top side in Geelong before I pick him. I wouldn’t condemn anyone from bringing in significant PODs in Dayne Zorko or Leigh Montagna for him this week though, especially as he’s been named on the extended bench…

Watch out for the Sunday teams. If he’s dropped, he’s got to go.

TRADING PLACES

Having a gander at those who will rise and those who will fall. Remember, Eddie Murphy is on the way up and Dan Aykroid is on the way down, because I’ve only seen the first half of the movie and this analysis is correct up to the point I stopped watching.

I mean I read the rest of the plot on Wikipedia and know the metaphor falls apart when (spoiler) they both make bucketloads of cash but shhhhh.

Eddie Murphys

-99 – Marcus Adams
-70 – Michael Hartley
-57 – Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
-44 – Sam Kerridge
-40 – Tom Papley
-38 – Matt Dea
-27 – Jacob Weitering
-25 – Mitch McGovern
-3 – Ben Kennedy

Dan Aykroyds

163 – Marcus Bontempelli
162 – Matt Priddis
153 – Jordan Lewis
146 – Adam Treloar
137 – Heath Shaw
129 – Chad Wingard

THAT CAPTAIN SEGMENT… THING

Captain A-Meh-Rica was a terrible pun. I’m not sure how I found it amusing in the first place, so I’m now taking suggestions.

In relevant things, Nic Naitanui scored 146 against Richmond last year and would back him with a VC nod this week. Otherwise, Patrick Dangerfield destroyed Essendon in the NAB cup, and I’d sadly wager he’ll do it again this week.

I’d avoid Nat Fyfe like the plague this week as he’ll be getting the Ben Jacobs treatment, but Gary Ablett loves the Q-Clash in a way none of the rest of us do. To be honest, I think it’s in the name. AFL, Stop trying to make Q-Clash happen, it will never happen. Anywho, Ablett is a very valid captaincy option, as is Todd ‘The God’ Goldstein against a Sandi-less Freo.

However, Jon Griffin has a habit of ineffectually getting in the way. I mean, he’s not a great ruckman – in fact he’s only just touching the category of good ruckman – but I’m not sure he’ll be monstered in the same way… hmm, let’s say Brodie Grundy will get monstered.

Which is why my smokie C pick this week is Maxy Gawn. After showing he’s up to the mantle of King of the Jungle, at this stage he is my captain. He could make Lobbe’s dismantling in the NAB look tame.

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS! Good luck this week, you beautiful specimens of humanity.

5.00 Update: Final Sunday teams are out, and Michael Barlow has been named on the interchange bench, which is really bloddy annoying because I was getting pumped to flick him. Think he gets one more week in the PODtatoes. Mason Cox didn’t make the cut for the Pies, and there is still no word on one Matthew Priddis.

6.45 UpdateMATT PRIDDIS IS OUT. Some bloke named Mark Hitchings comes in for him. DO NOT TRADE the curly haired ball magnet. If I find any of you trading him, I will climb through this screen and shake you back to your senses. HOLD. Replace him with a rookie.

 


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Jock

Anyone have The Pridd?

Sarah

Yes, I've got him. Have got 1 player to cover him so no more late outs please SC gods!!

@ZCanavan

Yep me bloody hell all well mills to the rescue

BCHawks

Will be holding Greene. Would love to turn him into Selwood as he is in good form but don't think it is worth the 2 trades.

Patch

You're showing more patience than I would have, BC. I hope he pumps out a big ton for you this week

BCHawks

Thanks, my only option to offload him would be to downgrade Sheridan to Hartley to get $ which I am not sold on.

Phillip

Yes me 🙁

Pherso

Patch, you're a star. Thoughts on Hewitt to Aaron Young?

Patch

Cheers Pherso. That's a bally, ballsy move. The Port midfield is scaring me, as we've seen Sam Gray go up and down, Ollie Wines struggle with consistency and Ebert and Boak drop off. I love it, but the possibility of it backfiring is very, very high. As long as you're prepared for that, go for it mate!

dangerousfyfe

I'm thinking Gresham up to young as a massive pod

Mich

Have enough cash to upgrade either Crouch of Mckenzie to a premium but not both. Which to hold, which to upgrade?

Patch

Crouch will be back sooner, so I'd say McKenzie. I'd look at a Houli, a Laird or a Shaw if you can, Mitch.

I N Pieman

What did Lincoln McCarthy do with Chris Scott's wife

Cam

Was thinking the same thing, so stiff after last week's performance

SCaddict

Playing Essendon is both a blessing and a curse. Lots of teams will manage players and I'm sure McCarthy fits in that category this week. Alas could've been another juicy score to keep his stock price surging. 🙁

Holty

Probably the same as what Titch did to Horses.

Cant kick Wont kick

Lincoln McCarthy needs to take a look at whatever Shane Kersten is doing to Scotty's wife if he wants to get an extended run in the team irrespective of performance level.

Cam

I put priddis in this week for crouch, should I swap him out for another premium. Maybe hanners or grey

jezzahill

I'd be having a look at Callan Ward as well. Averaged 116 over the first three games, only in 3% of teams. Nice POD and a bit cheaper than the two players you've already mentioned!

Patch

Love this pickup, Jezza. Everyone's jumping over Gray, but Ward is a sublime pick.

jezzahill

Cheers Patch! There's just so much to like about him as a fantasy player. He's durable, consistent and doesn't get tagged much. He's also a bit cheaper than some of the other ultra premos running around at the moment, but that won't last!

DasGäv

Couldn't agree more. I picked up Ward last week as my Rocky replacement. Combined with downgrading Barlow to Kennedy, my long-term scoring output will remain largely the same but I banked a more than $300k on the deal. So my first rookie upgrade will only need a single trade.
Makes getting Ward in a no-brainer I reckon.

Jeremy

Need some help friends. I have 513k to spend on a Crouch replacement. Merrett and Cripps are probably the two that stand out – Merrett may be slightly more appealing due to his likelihood of remaining a top-10 forward as opposed to Cripps becoming a top-10 mid. I have all the "must-have" rookies and mid-pricers.

Thoughts/suggestions greatly appreciated!

@RealGreekMamba

I like the look of Merrett. Seems to be able to score well despite getting pumped. Agree that he is better value as a top 10 forward compared to Cripps who definitely wont be a top 10 mid, at least not this year

jezzahill

Cripps may not end up a top-10 mid this year, but I think you have to ask yourself is Merrett going to end up averaging more than Cripps? It's a flip of a coin job, really.

Patch

You know my thoughts on Zachy boy, Jez, but I really want to give Merrett one more look against the Cats to see if he can do it against a top 4 side.

I still haven't made my trades for this week, though, so he could slip through.

shemm

with 513k you could upgrade to a super premo that you know will be in the top 10

Roaring Cub

The usual south of the border comment about Queensland football. Give the Q clash a couple of years when both teams mature a bit more and it will be a barnstormer. As a Lions fan with a brother who supports the Suns I can assure you the rivalry is alive and well.

Patch

I'm not trying to dig the rivalry itself, Roaring, I just want to know what idiot thought up the name of the thing! Q-Clash just doesn't do it for me. It will rival the Showdown or the Derby in years to come, no doubt.

Sarah

Great write up Patch!!!

SCaddict

It's really the only article you need read to prepare your side for the challenges that lay ahead each weekend.

Patch

Thank you, both! I put a lot of faith in Lekdog's cheat sheet each week – love seeing the thing in colour, and I would be lost without Barron's rookie watch. It's a slog to write, the rookie watchlist, and he does it with far more grace and statistical analysis than I did last year.

Jono

Who would you field out of Menadue, papley and m McGovern this week ? Doing my head in which one gets the last F spot

Sarah

Can you loophole Menadue and have a look at this score before deciding?

Jono

Nope because there are no non-playing forwards to swap with

Sarah

In that case I feel McGovern is on the verge of a breakout game… could be this weekend.

Patch

I assume that means you have 8 forwards playing this week, Jono? You could really toss a coin, but I'm feeling McGovern. I have no idea why, I just think Sydney might have their defence stretched this week. Although as Sarah said, if you can loop Menadue, do so!

Phil

I'd back in Menadue out of those 3. He had plenty of the ball last week just butchered it. Papley & McGovern both have pretty hard games so could struggle. Plus my rule is 'If you can't decide, go with the player you payed more for.

Pinot

I'm banking on Measure to do well/better this week.

Pinot

Menadue
Damn auto correct ruining lives.

@RealGreekMamba

DEF:JJ, B.Smith, Rich, Dea, Adams, Weitering (Brown, Byrne)
MID: Danger, Ablett, Fyfe, Pendles, Hall, Cripps, Libba, Kerridge (Mills, Menadue, Davis)
R: Gawn, Nic Nat (Goetz)
FWD: Barlow, D.Smith, Wells, De Goey, AMT, Papley (McCarthy, D.Rioli)

Bank $216K

Im definitely trading out Devon Smith since he's missing this week, plus he hasn't seemed to fire this year so far. Options are to bring in a premo FWD like Merrett, Zorko, Dahlhaus or even Buddy …. i want to wait on Dusty to potentially bottom out in price
or
Swing Hall FWD and bring in a premo mid like Gray, Selwood (bottomed out), Parker, Hanners.

Too much to pick from!!

Sarah

Swing Hall forward and bring in a gun mid! Gray, Parker or Hanners all look like good selections.

jezzahill

Agree, swing Hall to the mids and go a premo in the midfield

mick

keep sheridan and s gray or trade to ruggles and zorko help needed

Patch

I'd err on the side of keeping Sheridan – give him a bit longer to pick up. However, Sam Gray could go to a premo if you've got the cash.

MaccasMarvels

Sam Gray. Worst performed in $$ terms. Trade Gray – Franklin. Sideways, yeah. Buddy will end up near top 10 and could average 100. My gut tells me equally 'yeah, nah'. Wasted trade?? Thoughts…anyone.

Marco_Polo94

If I can trade in any premium midfielder, would Fyfe be the pick of the lot even with Sandi going down? I have Ablett, Gray, Pendles, Selwood, Danger atm. Thinking moving Crouch and Barlow on to a premium and Ruggles.

jezzahill

I'd be looking at players like Hannebery, Ward and Parker. All really solid picks.

Jonathan Camac

If you have the cash money, Fyfe is still a great option. However, I'm liking Ward as a POD, only owned by 2.5% of coaches and is a consistent scorer/player.

jezzahill

Couldn't agree more with this – he's also a bit cheaper

Marco_Polo94

Ward and Parker are both great options. Ward has a BE of 138 so could wait another week to grab him, but barlow will probably drop the same amount.

Marcus

Sorry but how come for this year, there are no articles about who to pick as captain for each round ?
I found them extremely helpful last year.

Marco_Polo94

Just changed things up mate that's all. If you have any questions on captaincy the community is more than capable of helping you. Struggling with anything for this round?

Marcus

Oh no, i am fine for this round thanks. Just that the Captains pick segment was one of my favourites. Thank you for your offer anyway.

I N Pieman

Barlow last man on an extended bench. Ross is up to his usual tricks. I really hate that man

Marco_Polo94

here here. Given him the kick this week I'm done with Ross' shenanigans

Patch

The extended bench itself can get stuffed. Hate it to bits. Giving Ross that much freedom to screw us over is one of the more dangerous things in existence.

mick

same thoughts marco sheridan/s gray to ruggles and premo but remember we will need maximum players come byes and ruggles is very unlikely to play in bye rounds

Marco_Polo94

I wouldn't propose downgrading someone like sam gray, especially when juggles is not on the bubble. However for me I don't want to have Crouch and possibly Barlow sitting on the bench when i could get players who will score me points.

Gibbs

Thinking of going Sherridan to weitering? Recon Weiters will average more and rise to at least 410 k + as well as the fact it will net me 70 K? Have 28 trades as it stands

Patch

Weitering a must, Gibbsy. You've missed a fair chunk of the price rise but he will keep going up, so jump onboard.

SC Shelia

So is Priddis definitely out?

Patch

No official announcement as this stage, Shelia. If I see anything by way of that I'll pop it up, but we're not likely to know until an hour or two before the bounce.

carmzz

hi
I have mkenzie and crouch and 100k
do I go mkenzie to laird or crouch to anyone under 600k(that's all ill have)

I don't think anyone under 600k I want in my team I have ablett danger fyfe pendles parker libba mills

I want gray and hanners but to expensive

take a risk on zaka?

jezzahill

Two words – Callan. Ward. Get him in – Approx. 570k and averaged 116 over the first three rounds. Only in about 3% of teams.

Marco_Polo94

You're definitely a fan of Ward mate ahaha. I'm more and more sold after every comment

Patch

You could look at Tom Mitchell as a POD, Carmzz. I'd prefer him over Zaharakis. Otherwise, Rory Laird will treat you right, I feel.

Nicholas

Hey community once again needing some relevant supercoach advice for my team.

Backs: Laird, Bartel, JJ, Weitering, Dea, Rich (Brown, AMT)
Mids: Danger, Fyfe, Ablett, Gray, Wines, Libby, B Crouch, B Ken ( Mills, Hewett, Davis)
Rucks: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cox)
Forwards: Hall, Barlow, Wells, Adams, Kerridge, papley (McCarthy, Menadue)

Was thinking Rich to Hartley/ Ruggles and Crouch up to Parker which leaves my midfield nearly complete for the season and some more cash generation. However now that rich was named and mccarthy and hewett havnt been named im unsure what to do.i want crouch out 100% to a premo because i dont want to have to rely on mills and b ken in the centre who could pull out 60's. Really stuck this week so please help me out. A side note I currently have $128200 in the bank. Another suggestion was crouch out bring rich mid and bring in brodie smith. Also could trade out barlow instead of rich if i wanted

Patch

I think we should be holding Daniel Rich this week. Played with a busted hand and the hardest tag in the business last week, and he did score 104 in a side that was pumped in round 1.

I like the idea of swinging Rich into the middle and nabbing a 400K defender. Hurn and Yeo also ones to consider.

Nicholas

any good 400k forward options instead because my forward is a bit light right now

Derek

Crouch to BSmith

Jonathan Camac

Feel free to add me as a rival, community. Just have to go to leagues, click on rivals and set-up 'Camac Attack' as new rival. Looking forward to it!

Phil H

I've got you on board Camac
My team is Flappies Floggers – just lookout, I'm runnijg hot ATM!

Jonathan Camac

Looking forward to it mate! Check out instagram account 'Supercoach Scout' for best results from rivalries. Should be some good competition – looks like Patch has joined the rivalry too!

CJudd3Votes

Callan Ward currently on the extended bench, anyone know if this is just the way the side is atm or should i be panicking?

Andrew

He will defs play, dw about it

jezzahill

Haven't seen any reports of him being injured. He's GWS' co-captain so I doubt he'd be dropped!

Pinot

Aparently a bad case of the Sandy Vagina

CJudd3Votes

Also would it be possible to loophole ablett and Danger or are the games gonna be like ten minutes overlap just enough to be a pain in the ass?

SCaddict

No it's definitely doable. Just have to be paying attention midway through the last quarter of the Cats game and you should have a pretty good indication of what Danger will roughly score.

Just make sure you have your team set up beforehand to minimise the number of changes you have to make so you don't forget to say put an E on someone in the rush. For instance I already have Loersch on field at R2 with the E on Stef Martin at R3.

jezzahill

No that's doable – it will be easy enough to see how Danger's going at half time/three quarter time. If he's killing it just make the change before the end of the Geelong/Bombers game.

Liam

Help me please! I can afford to trade Brad Crouch to anyone in the midfield (I Have Danger, Gablett, Pendles, Wines) Should I get Fyfe or Gray? Or is there anyone else I can get?

Liam

And Do I hold onto S Gray?

Patch

I'm going to get in before Jezza and suggest Callan Ward. Fyfe will drop further in price so I'd leave him for the moment – Ward or Gray would be my suggestions.

Gray should score more, but Ward will be more durable. Would personally go Gray.

BKW

Robbie!

Browny

Should we be looking to trade Rich this week even tho he's playing this week? he still seems like a burnman to me.

Patch

I'm almost looking the other way and seeing how soon I can get him in. As I said above, he scored 104 in a thrashing and then got a hard tag while playing injured. I'd absolutely hold him.

EnDee

Agreed Patch. High cont poss %, kick to HB %, tackle count… Will burnman you if you trade out, not hold.

Nicholas

loophole nic nat into danger? Or play it safe with ablett or gray or fyfe

Holty

wouldnt risk fyfe with Sandi out

yer man

rockcliff to gray mitchell parker priddis?
is priddis injured
1st and 2nd picks please

Charlie

Parker, Parker

Patch

Priddis is apparently carrying a niggle – Gray/Parker/Mitchell in that order from those you've listed, assuming Priddis will miss. If not, he's #2.

yer man

thank you path great read aswell

Tszyu

Barlow is a killer. does anyone in the community know when the sunday games teams are named? I was thinking barlow to brodie smith via DPP with brown in the backline. But hard without knowing when sunday teams are named?

James

Houli or McVeigh?

JJJ

Houli

Phil

Both are overpriced. I'd wait 2-3 weeks and get McVEigh

Tom

zorko vs montagna

Patch

Zorko. Only reason being tooth length and injury prone. Both should be top 5, but I can't split them on points myself.

Phil

I'd prefer Montagna but I wouldn't do it this week against Hawks in Tassie. Saints play are pretty nice SC game, Zorko might be scoring nice now but I think it will taper off once Rocky & Beams are playing.

BKW

Zorko for mine

Charlie

Thoughts on this community?

Crouch > Hartley by swinging Rich into the midfield
Then I will be able to upgrade Green > Zorko or Merrett (Not sure who yet)

Patch

Nice, mate! Zorko will outscore Merrett from here on in, methinks.

Adam

Crouch and Lonergan out this week but having trouble deciding who to bring in.
Ruggles, Byrne or Lee for Lonergan.
Zorko, Dalhaus or Montagna for Crouch via dpp swap which will move Ben Kennedy into the midfield and the selected player in the forward line.
I am leaning towards Zorko and T Lee and is it a good option.
Also who should i put as vice captain out of Nic Nat, Danger and Ablett as I am thinking of putting the C on Goldy if they don't get 135+.

BP1

Jock, Patch…anyone! I've traded Macenzie
To Ruggles and bagged 277k
Do I upgrade T. Greene to Ablett (BE 130)
Or Parker (BE 95) ???????
I'm swinging towards Parker then Nab GAJ
Next week. Help!!

Patch

If you've got the cash to get Ablett in next week I'd go Parker, but if you can only get one of them in the next few go Gaz.

BP1

Champion Patch, it's a bit of a flip of the coin, but Parker won't come cheaper from
Current form. I should be able to downgrade hewett next week and get GAJ

BP1

Actually I've still got 123k, so might be able to upgrade straight from Libba?
Or do you think I should hold, have a solid
Midfield and upgrade a to a ultra premo defender??

Holty

Well if you have the money to grab the other next week, Grab Parker first. My concern for you is you are using up a lot of trades here early. Who are the others you plan to trade out?

BP1

i might hold trading next week.. But I'm going with trading aggressive early, only need couple more players I missed from round 1……Houli, Gaz and an ultra premo fwd. depends with injuries this week but might hold off trading next week apart from upgrading To Ablett. I have Hewett who wont Be getting more game time and I have all the right rookies making me money. Just want to get my team set right in next two rounds, get highest ranking I can then cash in when rookies have maxed out and upgrade $$$$

CapTnKaOs

Starting to see a pattern with a player or two rested against Essendon. Do we need to think about this when bringing players in?
Example- Pendles is a proven gun under 600k.. OK, he's not fully fit. So does Bucks give him next week off against the Dons to rest those ribs?

MaccasMarvels

No, i think don't worry too much about your player playing Essendon when you bring them in. Ensure your trades bring in guns, at their best price ideally, or rookies who haven't played their 3rd game and look the goods.

And there are better options than a pretty sore Pendles, I think. Haven't got him and haven't looked though. And i'm a maggies fan! Once he gets back to 120 – 130's, then he's relevant again.

You have a good point about the possible essendon week off due to a niggle, but a gun is a gun and if he's also a POD, result. Snaffle that s**t up and sit back for the rest of the year confidently. 'How's your bench cover' should be something that's covered all the time too……

MaccasMarvels

*** Long term injuries the other trade consideration.

JJJ

Trading out Lonergan and Brad crouch with 180k cash spare ($840k total)

1. Go the old boring, Bring in a premo mid + a rookie (Parker, Robbie, ward, etc)
2. Grown some balls, and make it a POD week and bring in Tom Lynch (GCS) and caleb Daniel to have a killer insane fwd line

Cheers

SC God

2

Patch

Number 2. is a big, BIG move, JJJ. Would love the hustle of bringing one of those boys in, but I reckon both will leave you burnt in a few weeks. Feel Aaron Young is ahead of both of those in the mid-pricer department but your call to make, mate. Could pay off big time. I'll save you a bed in the burns department just in case, though!

Jordan

One of the most entertaining articles yet!
On ya Patch

Nicholas

thoughts on crouch to aaron young?

Patch

You could trade yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire, but Young is one I've considered this week. I won't go there, but he's looking good without Monfries and White in Port's side.

Nicholas

I think I might play it safe and go Crouch to B Smith via Rich

Flaccid Jaff

I'm strongly considering this as it would give me the extra cash I need to upgrade Lobbe to Goldstein. I really don't like low midpricers though. He was very sub-affected last year yes, but I wouldn't expect him to keep up what he is doing. I'm thinking I'll instead either go to Hartley or Ruggles via Bartel DPP or just hold on to Crouch.

abel

I like ot

Derek

Is Gawn better than Goldy?

I have Lobbe keeping the seat warm for Goldy, waiting for the big hugger to drop in price a bit. After last week and Gawn gave Goldy a bit of a lesson, I'm starting to rethink.

Also my theory that ruckmen will score less this year, I am really really liking the look of the Blitz.

If you were stuck on a SuperCoach Desert island and you were only allowed 1 ruckman, Goldy, Gawn or Blitz?

MY TWO CENTS

Imagine if u were stuck on the island with Lobbe and no one could hear you [email protected]!

Tszyu

Goldy. Although I do love what the Blitz has/can produce

Marco_Polo94

Still would have Goldy I think. Can't go wrong with any of those 3 though.

Patch

Gawn. The beard would keep you warm at night, like a rug. And you could stand on his shoulders and see more than if you were standing on Goldys', which means you'd have an easier job seeing a passing ship.

Then I'd snog Blitz and marry Gol… hold on, I think I'm getting sidetracked.

Gawn is my pick. Think there is more upside and will average just under if not the same as Goldy, but the cash saved is significant.

Phil

Watched the game last week and I think there was more upside to Gawns game. He had 7 free kicks against! What could he have scored? Plus don't think Goldy will kick 5 too often. Having said that I'd still take Goldy because he has the proven durability which is crucial in the ruck. I have both, thanks Jock!

Shake n bake

GAWN

Chris

Bit stuck on what to do any help would be great!

I have Lonegan and B.Crouch who need to go (lonergan can stay if he has to but Crouch needs to go)
have $196k in bank, would love to get zorko as my forwards are a bit thin but just miss dont have enough
what should i do????

My rank is just under 1000 and looks like this

Shaw, Laird, Lonergan, Weitering, Adams, Dea Bench: Brown, Hartley
Fyfe, Danger, Ward, Priddis, Gaz, Hanneberry, Liba, Crouch, Mills Bench: Kennedy, Hewett, Davis
Goldy, Nic Nat Bench: wyatt
Dusty, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Menadue, Papley Bench: AMT, Grimly

Jakob

Can you afford Merrett?

Chris

If i downgrade hewett yes otherwise im 5k off or if i trade out lonergan for him i can

Patch

Tough one, Chris. I reckon your forward line is alright – I'd consider Crouch to Ruggles via Lonergan

Chris

cheers patch, rekon i could hold of doing that trade for another look at ruggles though or just bite the bullet now

I N Pieman

Gawn is a big powerful unit. I was putting on a 340 metre par 4 18 months ago & Max Gawns tee shot rolled past my feet. Gawn did take care of Goldy in the tap outs. But Goldy also kicked 5 on Gawn. Sure was an entertaining contest. I'd still pick Goldy in a heartbeat. Has a history of it. Seen plenty who started with a mid pricer to get to Goldy have to completely rethink plans.

Hbrown

Community feel like Rich will be inconsistent all year got cash to upgrade him thoughts on:

Rance or Houli?

OR B Smith and save cash?

Cheers

SC God

get sheridan

Jakob

I'd get Smith.

derek

Rich to Smith is sideways.

Flaccid Jaff

Don't go Smith, will be up and down like Rich so no point. I'm holding Rich but if you want to flick him, I'd go Houli

Patch

I'd personally hold him, H.

Browny

Which mid pricer would be better to trade out, J Lonnergan or Sheridan?

Browny

Want to downgrade to Hartley

Jimi

Don't you have a non-playing rookie to downgrade to Hartley?

Tszyu

mid pricers at your peril now. paint up or paint down now i reckon

Fevola

Just say Barlow doesn't make the Final 22 who would we be looking to trade to? Already have Hall
Zach Merret?
POD Lynch from the Suns?
Zorko?
Could swing and pick up
JJ
B.Smith but would rather wait a few weeks and pick up shaw.

Patch

Zorko for mine, Fev.

Andy

Someone please help me! I have Miles and no bench cover! Should I trade out Menadue or hewett for who? To try and get Shiel or Jack?

Patch

If you can do sneaky DPPs to get Hewett to Ruggles do so, otherwise Jayden Hunt is said to have good JS – I don't like trusting GWS with rookies if I can help it.

Andy

Hunt is only on the bench isn't he? Can someone explain how DPP can work with hewett and ruggles?

ST KFC

Community. Need your collective wisdom. Which of the 2 options is a better option to bring in:
Option 1: Zaharakis + Zach Merrett
Option 2: Joel Selwood + Brodie Smith

Nicholas

2

Andy

2

Tszyu

2

derek

I would go option 2. cash in of Selwood this week

Flaccid Jaff

2

BestCoastEagles

Option two by a country mile, Essendon are competitive now but i recon they will fall in a hole and get flogged week in week out in coming weeks. Zaharakis will melt like an ice cream on a hot summers day when this happens

Couchcoach

How many games do you think josh Gibson will play this year community?
Sideways trade to houli perhaps?

Mac

you serious or what

derek

he only missed round 2 last year and played every other game.

can't see him being a problem

Patch

Hold mate – he's having a rest against the Saints and will be back next week.

Couchcoach

Very valid points just think if Gibson is out for a few he won't be a top 6 defender. Although I will hold

Mac

Do I trade Barlow to JJ or Brodie Smith or do I hold?

Average Joe

jj

Barlow_The_Belt

Anyone got ideas for who to trade in for Brad Crouch?

Barlow_The_Belt

I have $429,000 in the bank

BKW

With that a amount of cash i think you need to downgrade or hold this week

Jacob

If my team is set
How many trades should we have and is 26 not enough ?