The Rookie Scout: Round 5

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Barron Von Crow

It was another inconsistent week produced by our rookies in fantasy football last week, but we’ll all have weeks like that in fantasy football, where it seems we cannot make a right decision on who to start and who to bench.

We had some continued dud performances from the likes of Tom Papley again, but also have some very interesting prospects on the bubble like Darcy Byrne-Jones for example. There are a few rookies who are starting to look like they may soon be at the stage where we look to move them out, while there are a few other rookies who look like they’ll give us a few more weeks of valuable scores yet.

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Callum Mills

SC Price: $271,800 | AF Price: $274,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 4 Stats: 23 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 84 SCPoints, 92 AFPoints, 109 CK Points

A great rebound game after a disappointing Round 3 for Mills. He worked well across half back and had 9 intercept possessions (3rd best for the Swans), while also having 3 clearances and was only let down by the 5 clangers he recorded. BE is sitting at 20 this week, so still value left in him and hopefully he can put in another repeat effort against the Eagles this week.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $271,700 | AF Price: $291,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Richmond
Round 4 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 marks, 8 tackles, 41 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 37 CKPoints

A quietish game for Oliver in Round 4, though he still put in a big defensive effort in the middle with 8 tackles (2nd best for the Demons) and 21 pressure acts (4th best for the Demons). 8 of his 11 disposals were handpasses, which is the likely reason for his lower Supercoach score last week. He’s at about the same level as Mills now with a BE of 29, he could easily put up a bigger score next week, so hold on to him for at least another fortnight.

Ryan Davis

SC Price: $178,900 | AF Price: $212,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,800
Round 4 Stats: 8 disposals, 1 tackle, 2 goal assists, 37 SCPoints, 31 AFPoints, 44 CKPoints

A season low 62% ToG for Davis, he just did not really get involve d in the contest at all after the first quarter, recording 1 disposal in the 2nd quarter, 2 in the 3rd and 1 in the 4th. He made use of the ball when he did get it and had a pair of goal assists, so that is something and his BE of 17 means he’s still got some cash potential left for now, we just have to hope he’ll hold his spot in the team.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $309,100 | AF Price: $361,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Monday, Collingwood VS Essendon
Round 4 Stats: 24 disposals, 2 tackles, 5 clearances, 4 inside 50’s, 83 SCPoints, 65 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints

He looks like the pick of the litter for midfield rookies this year, another big effort from Parish, though again he had 16 handpasses from his 24 disposals. Adding 5 clearances and 4 rebound 50’s is a great effort though, and I’d look to lock him in for the big ANZAC Day clash in CoachKings. Keep starting him and hopefully he can continue the consistent scoring he’s displayed over the first month of the season.


Connor Menadue

SC Price: $209,300 | AF Price: $237,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Richmond
Round 4 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 58 SCPoints, 52 AFPoints, 50 CKPoints

He has yet to hit double digit in kicks and recorded a season low of just 3 with 12 handballs for his 15 possessions, with 11 being uncontested last week. That’s going to limit his Supercoach scoring potential for sure. Richmond as a whole are struggling and with scores in the 50’s looking common for him and a BE of 34 his time could be drawing near.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $269,700 | AF Price: $377,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Fremantle VS Carlton
Round 4 Stats: 26 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 4 clearances, 4 inside 50’s, 78 SCPoints, 76 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

He was the leading possession winner for the Blues last week, but the 6 clangers hurt (3 were frees against though) his score, which could have easily been a 100 point game. He had a bit more clearance work last week, recording 4, which is the 2nd highest result for him this year, which hopefully something that continues. The Kedge’s BE is just 16, so keep starting him and I would look for him to have a good game against Freo, so he’s an option for CoachKings too.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $288,200 | AF Price: $311,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Melbourne VS Richmond
Round 4 Stats: 22 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal, 3 clearances, 3 inside 50’s, 64 SCPoints, 73 AFPoints, 80 CKPoints

Kennedy’s stats were back to what they were in Rounds 1 and 2, but with 4 clangers and a disposal efficiency of just 68% his Supercoach score didn’t rise to the 100’s that it was in the first fortnight of the season. He could be getting very close to being farmed off with his BE currently sitting at 56, though another effort like Round 1 or 2 would see him gain another couple of weeks. He scored 80 in CoachKings last week and is currently priced for an average of 85, so there may be better valued pics available there on Sunday.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $224,300 | AF Price: $229,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600
Round 4 Stats: 5 disposals, 2 tackles, 2 behinds, 24 SCPoints, 22 AFPoints, 17 CKPoints

Papley had a season low 61% ToG against the Crows last week, and recorded season lows in pretty much every statistical category. His 76 minutes on field was the lowest for a Swans player this year, apart from George Hewett who recorded 62 minutes time on ground in Round 3 before he was dropped. Papley now has a BE of 62 and with many other rookies right on their first price rises it could be the time to trade him out, especially since his spot in the Swans side is probably not guaranteed at this stage.

Wayne Milera

SC Price: $215,200 | AF Price: $231,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Hawthorn VS Adelaide
Round 4 Stats: 9 disposals, 1 mark, 1 behind, 1 tackle, 27 SCPoints, 25 AFPoints, 26 CKPoints

Milera sat out the majority of the last quarter with a quad injury and won’t be taking part in the Crows game on Friday VS Hawthorn. It’s looking like he’ll be out for a fortnight and I’d say there’s a good chance he’d struggle to return to the side after the injury. I would look to potential move him out this week if you have him.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $205,300 | AF Price: $224,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Hawthorn VS Adelaide
Round 4 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s, 68 SCPoints, 64 AFPoints, 92 CKPoints

McGovern had another solid game, nailing 2 goals and also provided plenty of forward line pressure. While scores in the 60’s aren’t probably what we’d want for a starting player, you can safely leave him on your bench with his BE sitting at -8, which means he’s still potentially got another 4 weeks at a minimum if he keeps scoring at his current pace. In CoachKings he’s currently priced to score 62 and pulled a 92 last week, so definitely consider him as a forward line option on Friday night. 

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $193,900 | AF Price: $204,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Port Adelaide VS Geelong
Round 4 Stats: N/A

McCarthy was given last week off in order to manage his workload due to previous injury issues (he missed all of the 2013 and 2015 seasons with a foot injury and half of 2014 with a back injury), he’ll be a solid chance to return to the Cats squad this week, so don’t go trading him out just yet.


Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $333,300 | AF Price: $306,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Fremantle VS Carlton
Round 4 Stats: 15 disposals, 5 marks, 4 rebound 50’s, 73 SCPoints, 47 AFPoints, 63 CKPoints

A decent return for Weitering, who still scored 73 in Supercoach despite recording 5 clangers, 3 of which were free’s against. He’s probably been the pick of the rookie defenders this year, along with Marcus Adams and still has a great BE of -6. I’d continue to start him for at least the next month and he’ll make a very interesting DEF pick in CoachKings on Sunday.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $293,000 | AF Price: $287,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Monday, Collingwood VS Essendon
Round 4 Stats: 16 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 2 inside 50’s, 73 SCPoints, 79 AFPoints, 74 CKPoints

It finally happened, Matty Dea recorded 2 clangers against the Cats, the first time this year, including the NAB Challenge games where he’s had more than 1 clanger for a game. His disposal efficiency was also down against the Cats, sitting at 62%, with it being between 80-93% in his other games this year. That’s probably just a credit to the Cats pressure last week. I’d continue to start with him though and I would probably consider him as a cheaper option for CoachKings on Monday.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $301,800 | AF Price: $310,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,600
Round 4 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 72 SCPoints, 55 AFPoints, 83 CKPoints

It’s probably natural that Adams would have a quiet game against Carlton, he’s the anchor of the Bulldogs defence and the ball only spent 35% of the time in Carlton’s forward half, not that 72 SCPoints is a bad score from a rookie at all. His current BE of 9 means he’ll still be in our teams for quite a while yet, so don’t go panicking and thinking about getting rid of him yet!

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $169,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Port Adelaide VS Geelong
Round 4 Stats: 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 97 SCPoints, 84 AFPoints, 113 CKPoints

As of writing, Byrne-Jones is the most traded in player in Supercoach this week, with 19.91% of teams trading him in, while he is also the most popular choice for players trading out both Jason Johannisen (5.7% of TopDeck owners have made this trade) and Tom Papley (4.6% of Papley owners have traded him for DBJ). Can’t fault that logic at all, he’s one of the few Power players who could probably justify his spot in the team at this stage. Give him definite consideration in CoachKings as well; his score of 113 put him up there with the likes of other defenders such as Sam Docherty, Jeremey McGovern, Rory Laird, Jamie McMillan and Dean Rampe last week.

Ciaran Byrne

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $171,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Fremantle VS Carlton
Round 4 Stats: 15 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 67 SCPoints, 54 AFPoints, 50 CKPoints

An OK game from Byrne, one that could have been a lot better if he could have avoided the clangers, recording 7 of them against the Bullies. He should continue to hold his place in the Blues side though, so Byrne will likely be the 2nd most traded in Byrne this week. He’s currently priced to average 46 in CoachKings and produced a 50 last week, so I wouldn’t make him an automatic selection, but picking him would free up some serious cash elsewhere.

Tom Ruggles

SC Price: $102,400 | AF Price: $174,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Port Adelaide VS Geelong
Round 4 Stats: 17 disposals, 2 marks, 40 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 34 CKPoints

Clangers again undermining a rookie’s fantasy score, Ruggles recorded 5 last week, after only having 1 in Round 3. With the return of Corey Enright on the cards this week, we’ll have to hope Ruggles can keep his spot in the side. Even if he does retain his spot this week, he’ll also have to deal with the potential return of Jed Bews as well. We’ll just have to hope he can hold his spot for the next month or so and put up some decent scores so we can at least make some cash off of him.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $238,800 | AF Price: $256,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Monday, Collingwood VS Essendon
Round 4 Stats: 23 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s, 106 SCPoints, 70 AFPoints, 98 CKPoints

Walla may be approaching must start status for a rookie defender, with Supercoach scores of 84, 71 and 106 over his last 3 games. He was in the top 5 for both score involvements and intercept possessions last week and didn’t record a single clanger for the 2nd time this year. I’d give serious consideration to starting him in all formats of fantasy football this week.


Toby Nankervis rucked for the Swans on Saturday night, but I expect him to be straight out once Callum Sinclair returns.


Liam Sumner – Sumner only had 7 touches in his debut game for the Blues last week, but did kick a pair of goals. Tough to see him getting big possession numbers if he’s in the forward 50, but we’ll get another week to evaluate him before he’s on the bubble.

Matthew Goodyear – Played in Round 3 VS the Saints, but was very quiet. Dropped from the side, but there’s a chance he’ll be back soon.

Josh Wagner – Might be a better AFL Fantasy pick than Supercoach, but did have a big game last week with 24 touches. On the bubble this week, but I think most people will go for DBJ instead.

Nakia Cockatoo – Produced a 29 in Round 3, but then had a score of 92 in Round 4. I’d probably expect some inconsistent scoring like that from him, so wouldn’t be rushing to trade him in just yet.

Tim O’Brien – Played 4 games last year and made his 2016 debut last week for the Hawks. Scored 62 in Supercoach, but I’d be wary of any youngster’s job security at the Hawks.

Tom Lee – Has only played 13 games in 3 years prior to last week at the Saints, though he’s playing as a defender now instead of up forward. 19 disposals and 5 marks last week, but only had 4 contested possessions and 1 contested mark in all that, which means he might be better for AFL Fantasy than Supercoach.


Liam McBean – Had 18 disposals, 8 marks and kicked 5.1 for the Tigers against Footscray. If the Tigers want to change things up, adding the 202cm McBean might be a move up forward for them.

Nathan Freeman – Sandringham had the bye in the VFL and VFL Development league last week, so no action for Nathan Freeman to report. The Sandringham VFL Development side has another bye this week due to the TAC side taking on Northern Territory, so Freeman isn’t guaranteed to play unless he’s brought up to the main VFL side to play Footscray on Saturday.

Christian Petracca – Made it look easy again, with 29 disposals, 10 marks and kicked 1.1 in the Casey Scorpions win vs Collingwood. It’s only a matter of time before he debuts for the Demons.

Jack Trengove – It was Trengove’s 2nd game for the Casey Scorpions, making his return from his footy injury and he had 20 disposals, 8 tackles and kicked 1.1 after very limited action in Round 1.

Mason Cox – A massive 51 hitouts for the big American, along with 7 disposals and a goal. Keep an eye on him, serious chance he makes his AFL debut in the Anzac Day match with Travis Cloke failing to fire and also being under an injury cloud.

Rupert Wills – Drafted last year by Collingwood from their VFL side, he had 34 touches, 9 clearances, 9 tackles and a goal for the Pies in the VFL last week. He’s currently averaging 32 disposals, 6 marks and 7 tackles. Good size for a mifielder at 191cm and 89kg’s.

Darcy Tucker – Pick #27 from last year’s draft for the Dockers, he’s currently averaging 18 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles over the 3 games he’s played for the Peel Thunder in the WAFL and has been on the emergency list for the Dockers over the last fortnight.

Sam Collins – Tall defender for the Dockers, he’s averaged 18 disposals and 8 marks over 4 WAFL games. Only 117K in Supercoach, but tall defenders aren’t traditionally the best scorers in SC, so maybe one to watch for CoachKings.

Tom Keough – Keough is on the Suns rookie list, but with Mitch Hallahan breaking his foot last week there’s scope for him to be brought up. He has averaged 15 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles so far this year in the NEAFL, though he only played half a game last week. He’s a MID/FWD in Supercoach, but has been used as a taller defender in the NEAFL this year

Ben Keays – Netted 29 disposals, 6 tackles and 1.1 in Brisbane’s big loss to the Gold Coast in the NEAFL derby last week.

Joshua Schoenfeld – Schoenfeld had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 2.1 for the young midfielder against Brisbane in the NEAFL derby.

Jack Hiscox – Hiscox was a 2nd round pick for the Swans back in the 2014 draft and had 13 disposals, 7 marks and kicked 5.1 VS Redland in the NEAFL last week.

Jacob Hopper – Made the Giants 25 man squad in Round 4, but didn’t make the 22 man team. Went up against Eastlake in the NEAFL and had 38 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals. He’s 193K in Supercoach, but could be in line for a debut soon.

Jarrod Pickett – Cross him off your lists, the #4 pick from the 2014 draft is out for the year with a Lisfranc injury (the same injury that Dane Swan suffered).  He didn’t show much scoring potential in his NAB 1 game anyway.

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


Derek · 21/04/2016 at 13:10

All eyes will be on the team announcements. If Paps isn't named i'd imagine most people will be dumping him for DBJ.

It would be great if Petracca (and a few other midfielder rookies) gets named this week, ideal for rookie culling in 2 weeks time.

    I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 13:49

    Derek I think you'll find Petrecca is pencilled in to debut next weekend against the Saints. One more week tearing up the 2's.

    SCaddict · 21/04/2016 at 14:28

    He's one rookie who should have pretty good JS once he debuts.

    So you may be able to jump on him early before he's technically on the bubble if there's a cash cow you badly need to cull next week or the week after and there aren't better options.

Jacob · 21/04/2016 at 13:12

Shaw, rance, docherty (Hartley)
Weitering, dea, Adams (brown)

Ablett, Pendles, Gray, Parker
Cripps, Libba, mills, Kennedy
(Davis, Gresham, menadue)

Martin, Nic nat

Martin, Barlow, s.gray
Wells, kerridge, papley
(Tippa, McCarthy )

Ranked top 1000 last year and now roughly 40k+ season has been shocking, any thought what to do ?

    50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 13:22

    Wait for team selections, but the popular choice seems to be:
    Papley out swing a dpp defender to forward and buy DBJ.

    Trade S gray if you're over it and depending on your coin grab a premo fwd, or swing Kennedy fwd and grab a midfield premo.

    ThatDamnRascal · 21/04/2016 at 13:25

    Get rid of S.Gray ASAP and grab either Merrett or Hall. Tippa has warranted field time. Otherwise just wait and allow the cows to fatten. Scores are fluctuating a fair bit this season but you have a solid base of players

      billy gates · 21/04/2016 at 14:57

      agree a team like this its unbelieveable to be 40000. your main problem seems to be fwd.martin gray barlow think about culling two imo good tradeing

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:26

        Yep on paper it makes no sense that team is so low, but 2016 is shaping to be an interesting year in supercoach.

    Tractor · 21/04/2016 at 14:51

    Fix the forward line, leaking points

      50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 17:20

      if you're reading all the other comments, you'll see a fair bit of weight for Papley and S Gray to move on.

      If bring in one Byrne in def with a dpp and use the remaining cash to grab a premo fwd or mid.

    Webspyda · 21/04/2016 at 16:15

    Move Adams and Brown Forward for Gray and Pap
    Trade in Wagner and DBJ down back
    Increase $ for premo upgrade next week!
    Welcome! ;o)

james · 21/04/2016 at 13:12

another great article but Barron and community have no idea what to do with my team as Cutler De Goey and Sheridan are under peforming so what possible trades could i make i have 96k in the bank and ranked 6000

DEF: Houli , Laird, Adams , Weitering , Dea , Sheridan – Bench: Cutler , Ruggles

MID: Danger, Ablett , Hannebery , Gray , Priddis, Shiel , Adams , Parish- Bench: davis , Hewett, Gresham

RUC: Gawn, Nic Nat- Bench: Lorensch

FWD: Hall, Wells, Kerridge, BKenedy, AMT, De Goey- Bench: Menadue, Loophole Rookie

this was one possibe trade i could make this week Sheridan & Hewett —> DBJ & Westhoff

Community if you Have better trade idea's please help out a fellow supercoacher and comment suggestion

    ThatDamnRascal · 21/04/2016 at 13:30

    I've got Hewett and Gresham too but there aren't many mid options out there. Wait for teams… I wouldn't be getting Westhoff…. you want either a cash generator or a season keeper and he's neither.
    Sheridan > DBJ works and leaves you with some upgrade cash for Degoey/Cutler…

      james · 21/04/2016 at 13:34

      have locked in the Sheridan to DBJ but unsure if I should strengthen my DEF or FWD line i would be able to get in any premo from either line so who should i trade Cutler or Degoey

    Derek · 21/04/2016 at 13:57

    you are a tough marker!

    Cutler scored a 97 on the weekend (not bad for a $290k defender), increased in value $30k, with more to come!

Jacko · 21/04/2016 at 13:14

Any clue when B Crouch is in line to return?
Not sure if I should upgrade Crouch to Danger or C.Mills to a Zaha/Gray option

    SCaddict · 21/04/2016 at 13:16

    I believe there was talk that he could play this weekend. Just have to wait for team sheets later today I guess.

      azza · 21/04/2016 at 13:33

      im pretty sure crouch got ruled out for this week

        I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 13:39

        Crouch has been ruled out for this week

Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 13:33

Hey community running low on trades already with 25 left so I could not have too many donuts a bad start for me here is my team:
Defenders: laird, Bartel, B Smith, Weitering, JJ, Dea (Brown, Hartley)

Midfielders: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, R Gray, O Wines, Rich, Libba, Mills ( B Ken, Menadue, Davis)

Rucks: Nic Nat, Gawn ( M Cox)

Forwards: Hall, Barlow, Wells, Adams, Kerridge, Tippa ( Papley, McCarthy)

Most likely going to go JJ to DBJ however I am thinking of keeping Papley because of my limited trades remaining and 1 game is all it takes to save his BE. Just wondering your thoughts on what I should do this week and how I can save my trades in the coming weeks with a few rookies peeking in 1-3 weeks.

    Derek · 21/04/2016 at 14:00

    if you get rid of JJ and swing Rich to defence, how much cash do you have to get a premo midfielder?

      Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 16:45

      About 510k

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:02

        Take a punt on Zaha?

        Derek · 21/04/2016 at 18:07

        Not any real premos for $510. Who in defence can you get?

          Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:27

          Sounds like a good appointment for the Doc.

          Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 18:54

          What about Dbj and bank the cash for an upgrade soon? Or am I losing too many points off this. Also really hurts I dropped hewett last week… If Cox starts playing regularly I may have no loophole option lucky this week I have David for C loophole

I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 13:43

Nice work as always Barron. The short term accommodation afforded to papsmear has led to an early eviction notice. Generates some cash & dpp swing into the fwd line. Tick & tick

TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/04/2016 at 13:52

Mr consistent rookie must go to Darcy Parish. 3 weeks now scored over 80 points, the last 2 scored 83 exactly. Nice to just plonk him on the field and know what you are gonna get, nothing massive just nice and consistent. Kid loves a contest and also gets it on the outside. Not much of him but gives his all every week. Big tick for the bombers recruiters.

    EDM · 21/04/2016 at 14:15

    It wasn't really their choice in the end. It was out of Oliver and Parish and was always going to be whoever the Dees didn't take at the earlier pick. Reckon both clubs would have to be super content with their respective selections.

    I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 14:17

    Has been very good Trigger. Too late to get him in but. Ship has sailed. Those that have him max him out in value

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/04/2016 at 17:41

      Yeah was one trade that I'm happy with. As soon as I heard crouch was out injured traded him down to parish b4 price rise. Pity I traded in houli and gray last week! Hoping that lot are going to give me a better return moving forward

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:03

        Good trade!

Tommy M · 21/04/2016 at 14:20

Bachar Houli or Josh Gibson to trade in for JJ??

    Noigerbour · 21/04/2016 at 14:36

    Bang bang

      Tommy M · 21/04/2016 at 14:50

      Who? ahaha

    Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 15:06

    Houli for me but flip a coin.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 17:41

    Docherty, total season score higher than Houli's and save 50k.

Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 14:29

Is Gresham to Byrne worthy of a trade?

    Thomas · 21/04/2016 at 15:27

    I had done that trade but I decided to reverse it.
    If you are in need of cash go for it though, (or DBJ).

      Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 17:15

      I have already acquired DBJ from Papley trade.
      Just wondering if it's worth the extra trade to bring in Ciaran too?
      Just want optimum cash generation at this stage.
      Gut says hold Jade think I will wait for something more promising

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/04/2016 at 17:43

        Pondering the same two trades. As gresh sitting there not going up is a worry

          Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 18:35

          Will come down to who's named me thinks

          Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:42

          No gresham even on the extended bench. Papley still in the pocket.

Thomas · 21/04/2016 at 14:44

Here is my team
Am just outside top 1000

Def: Shaw, Laird, Weitering, Adams, Dea, Tippa (DBJ, Brown)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, GAJ, Parker, Libba, M.Crouch, Kennedy, Mills (Davis, Gresham, Dunkley)
Rucks: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, Menadue (Papley, Petracca)

Have $446k and 27 trades left after trading JJ this week.
Any suggestions Community???

    Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 15:00

    Papley to Premium – take your pick.
    I'd go Robbie Gray!

    (Love the Matt Crouch pick too)

      Paul · 21/04/2016 at 19:19

      I'd hold off on Gray for now. Going to be cheaper next week and probably cheaper again the week after. Go for someone like Zorko this week IMO

        Tommo09 · 21/04/2016 at 19:28

        Saving Papley for later
        He only needs one of his big scores to get his BE back down

Thomas · 21/04/2016 at 14:47

Also, will we be thinking of Jack Trengove from Melbourne, when he starts playing???
At $156k will he be a good option???

    Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 14:50

    Yes when he's named for 3rd.

murray · 21/04/2016 at 14:48

I have S Gray and having sleepless nights about what to do with him. Do I trade him for Franklin, Zorko (fwd), or JPK, Sloane (mids) Or keep him and hope he improves his outputs

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:04

    Up to you but another bad score and the burns will be the third degree type.

    Puopolo_Culture · 21/04/2016 at 19:06

    Zorko, without a doubt.I got rid of Barlow and got him in last week. It was a good decision.

    hedski · 22/04/2016 at 09:29

    Traded him to fyfe yesterday murray, slept like a baby last night

lachie08 · 21/04/2016 at 14:52

who do you guys reckons gonna finish scoring higher. Rich, Biggs or Suckling

    Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 15:01


    Fred Nerks · 21/04/2016 at 15:38

    repeat of Hotham Handicap triple dead heat none are keepers

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 17:42

    Biggs? But I wouldn't take any of them.

      lachie08 · 21/04/2016 at 20:34

      thanks guys.

billy gates · 21/04/2016 at 15:05

thinking of tradeing j.j to yeo plus 200k or can go ward or fyfe with no money .yeo to increase by 40k next two weeks and been going well don't know whats better premium or yeo and 200 and get one later when they drop

    Northernsoul74 · 21/04/2016 at 15:12

    I'd get Fyfe in while you can.

    Kev · 21/04/2016 at 15:28

    Priddis back this week I don't see Yeo having many of those big games like last week

    Fred Nerk · 21/04/2016 at 15:36

    with Yeo would cost 2 trades to get him to premm def fyfe or 2nd ward still a good option

Mister_Spock · 21/04/2016 at 15:43

Rance or Docherty for Top Deck?

    I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 16:52


    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 17:43


Mac · 21/04/2016 at 15:55

Chances of Martin being a late out this week?

    I N Pieman · 21/04/2016 at 16:55

    I don't think it would be a good look for the AFL if he did play

Luke · 21/04/2016 at 16:55

Gday Community! I would love for someone to criticise my team and give me a second opinion on what I should do this week. Looking at 2 trades although I've already used 6. I'm going for a league win fierce league – not overall rank DEF: Adams, Weitering, Dea, Lonergan, Sheridan, Rich, (Brown, Hartley) MID: Parker, Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Shiel, Hunter, M.Crouch, Mills, (Menadue, Davis, Hewett) RUC: Goldstein, Gawn, (Grimley) FWD: Hall, Wells, J.Riewoldt, Kerridge, B.Kennedy, McDonald-Tipungwiti, (C.Ellis, Papley) $455,000 to spend in the kitty. I was thinking of trading Sheridan > Darcy Byrne-Jones and M.Crouch > Zaharakis. OR… Papley > Z.Merrett and M.Crouch to Zaharakis. Thoughts??? Getting Byrne Jones in only deepens the war chest and I have two league wins to start off so I'm in a good position

    Noigerbour · 21/04/2016 at 17:16

    Bangers bang

      Luke · 21/04/2016 at 17:46

      What do u mean bangers lol

        Noigerbour · 21/04/2016 at 19:21


    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 17:44

    Matt Crouch BE of 66 HOLD!

      Luke · 21/04/2016 at 17:48

      Well what you think I should trade to? I got the bloke on top of the ladder. Competitive league!

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:00

        Maybe the Sheridan+Papley trade to to DBJ and Merret.

        Or lonergan in the place of Sheridan, depends who you think is going to increase their output. Both have a 75 BE.

        Crouch has racked up 27 and 28 touches the last two weeks along with 5 and 4 tackles.

Grahame Lebroy · 21/04/2016 at 17:15

Thanks again for the around the grounds stuff BVC great stuff

Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 17:17


Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 17:20

Get rid of Papley & Hewitt.
DBJ & Byrne are apt replacements via DPP

Jackson · 21/04/2016 at 17:20

Next week double upgrade in Defence!!

Jexxa · 21/04/2016 at 17:26

If Davis doesn't hold his spot is he gone?

Also Docherty or Kade Simpson?

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 17:45

    The Doc!

    50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 17:49

    Docherty I think. But judging by the way things are going, we might as well go a blues back like – weitering, Simpson, docherty, Byrne…

50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 17:30

Weekend is rolling around again and I can almost feel the eyes welling up thinking about what my tigers are going to put out on the park. Please, please give us something inspiring.

I feel your pain Crouching! Hand me the rum… oh the life of a yellow-n-black supporter.

Richard · 21/04/2016 at 17:33

My favourite article every week is The Scout.Fantastic research and write ups of everything rookie to keep us up to date week in week out.
Just hope more new mid rookies can get a start in the next couple of weeks.Thanks again Barron

Luke · 21/04/2016 at 17:36

The defence is scoring well bar Sheridan and Lonergan. Sheridan is a burnman has to go. Lonergan on the cusp. If I can bring in a DBJ scoring the same average he should rise to 350k at best. Perfect for bench cover later.

    50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 17:43

    Granted Sheridan is not shooting the lights out, but he's also not that bad – roughly hitting his average. Not a long term prospect but also not the highest priority to fix either.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:01

    You don't know what a burn man is if you think Sheridan is one. A burn man drops games and value.

Gibbs · 21/04/2016 at 17:40

These are the trades I am considering. Would appreciate your thoughts?
Barlow to Ward and
Papley to Byrne Jones

Luke · 21/04/2016 at 17:52

Sheridan doesn't go to Crouching One's Gym though

CapTkaOs · 21/04/2016 at 18:00

Fascinated to see which melbourne and richmond teams show up. It could be a really good game…………. or the greatest AFL comedy show ever seen (cue Benny Hill theme)

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:24

    Geez Cambell Brown and Carey tipping the crows to beat Hawks. I'm a crows fan but not too sure about that call.

    I'm tipping the Dees over Richmond they beat them 83-51 last year.

    Average Joe · 21/04/2016 at 18:24

    Same could be said about Collingwood vs Essendon

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:31

      Could be a cracker, get ready for the bombers to get their second win!

Tophawk · 21/04/2016 at 18:28

Petracca named. Excellent news!!

Average Joe · 21/04/2016 at 18:31

All the news from teams:

Ruggles still in, McCarthy back, Jacob Hopper named in 25 man squad, Mason Cox will debut, Grimly named 25 man squad, Hewett is back, Ryan davis rested, Rockliff back, Petracca named in 25 man squad, clayton oliver rested, Deledio is back, Darcy tucker named in 25 man squad

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:38

    Kennedy could lose his spot but it's unlikely.

Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:33

Jarryd Lyons in for his third game.

Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:33

Davis rested.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:38

    Sorry Joe thought you missed Davis!

    Interesting ins and outs.

      Average Joe · 21/04/2016 at 18:42

      Yeh very interesting stuff, apparently Cloke isn't playing Monday now. If that is true then Mason Cox should be named

Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:35

Lachie henderson managed and keeps Ruggles in it seems. Maybe Ruggles will play most weeks as geelong rotates it's defenders. Smart strategy by geelong to keep it's players fresh.

McCarthy in as stated.

Mika · 21/04/2016 at 18:41

Anyone for ideas on captains this week?

I've got the C on Pendlebury at the moment thinking he'll have a huge one on Anzac Day.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:48

    Mitchell, Ablett, Danger, Goldstein, Fyfe, The usual suspects.

    Smoky Pendlebury, Zaharakis, Robbie Gray, Selwood, JPK.

    Kev · 21/04/2016 at 18:54

    Gaz, Gaz, and more Gaz. Averages 157 (!!!!!!!!) in his past 6 games against the Roos with a "low" score of 138. Fyfe against Blues, Danger is due for his up week.

      JamiesNinjas13 · 22/04/2016 at 10:36

      Not afraid of the Ben Jacobs effect mate?

    Puopolo_Culture · 21/04/2016 at 18:56

    He may do, but risky. Do you have a good VC loophole option?

    lachie08 · 21/04/2016 at 20:30

    what about another smokey of max gawn, who is playing against an underdone maric. Maric gets tired and gawn runs rings around him and scores huge.

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:43


    Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:36

    A smokey in Goldstein, playing former teammate Curry and should smash him, especially around the ground.

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:43

      He's not a smokey but a confident lock I reckon!

    hedski · 22/04/2016 at 09:35

    Smokey vc on gibbo friday night then one of danger gaz fyfe goldy or gawn. Fyfe vs carlton could be the one

      The Ranger · 22/04/2016 at 11:59

      I'm going Priddis into Fyfe

Andy · 21/04/2016 at 18:44

Great read as usual! Sitting in the top 200, have 28 trades remaining. 2 issues, will more than likely will go Papley to DBJ also have Toby Greene. Seems strange to trade out a player who just scored 112 but I'm really uncomfortable with him and dont want to ride a griffin like rollercoaster this season. He hasnt played well away from home. Is it riduculous to trade him? If not any thought who to? Already have Hall and Merrett.

    Northernsoul74 · 21/04/2016 at 20:21

    Sounds like you're going superbly so not sure you need advice. I'd just do the Papley trade to generate some cash.

    Derek · 21/04/2016 at 20:55

    If Greene is your biggest problem you really are travelling well.

    If I had Greene I would hold him (I guess you knew I would say that).

    Every season there are under and over performing premiums. You have to take the good with the bad.

    under performing premiums you just have to hold, if you trade them out for less than you paid, you are at a disadvantage. Unless injured, they should still play and score ok, deal with your other issues, get the right rookies and at worst you can keep Greene as your M9/F7 once you are at full premium.

    Or be your last upgrade if you have trades left.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:14

    Just got a good score, made a little profit and has only lost 3k total for the season. Far from a burn man it'd be poor form to drop him now.

josh · 21/04/2016 at 18:45

Petraca on extended bench

The Updater · 21/04/2016 at 18:45

PETRACCA IS NAMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davis (Rested)
Hewett (Named)
McCarthy (Named)
Oliver (Rested)
Cox (Named on extended bench)
Grimley (Named on extended bench)
Keays (?)
Freeman (?)
Gresham (?)

    Puopolo_Culture · 21/04/2016 at 18:54

    Cox is on the field.

    Kev · 21/04/2016 at 20:01

    BK on extended bench

      Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 22:27

      He's not getting dropped

Tophawk · 21/04/2016 at 18:50

Who is keeping Papley now that he is named again? His B/E is 63. I am leaning to give him one more week. But in that lies the problem. I want DBJ and I dont want to trade out M. Brown just yet, and Tippa from my backline. I have Mc Kenzie on my bench and he has now been named again!! So, then I am back to my only option to go via dpp to either remove Papley, or Menadue from my forward line to get DBJ. I have Petracca who has now been named also which is a nice bonus. As good as a trade now. What the hell should I do? Hang onto my 28 trades and kiss this week's bubble boy cash goodbye or still pull the trigger to get DBJ? Any thoughts appreciated.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:54

    Well seeing as he has the highest BE it wouldn't be the worst move to just cull him now, and you could probably forgive yourself even if he hits a 70-80 then drops back to crap scores.

    Moses · 21/04/2016 at 18:55

    Similar team to mine, i pulled the trigger on Trent for DBJ, one stands to make money the other will drop. Easy choice really now that trent has that 4 points in his bracket for the next 3 weeks.

      Tophawk · 21/04/2016 at 19:01

      I am hearing ya. That might be another real option. Bite the bullet and cull Mc Kenzie this week as he may drop another 10K and then grab DBJ and pocket the 170K, and then grab DBJ price rise next week which could be 40K +. Then give Papley one more week and cull next week or just go bang bang!! Get rid of them both. Time to ponder and think. Cheers mate

    magpie4ver · 21/04/2016 at 18:57

    I'm keeping him …..he's the least of my problems and if he doesn't reach his BE he wont lose much. Looking to bring him in in two weeks when Petracca goes 3 games seeing Petracca has been named.

      Tophawk · 21/04/2016 at 19:07

      Are you letting DBJ go as a result? Or are you still grabbing him this week?

      Steeeve · 22/04/2016 at 00:50

      His stinking score from last week will still be affecting his price in two weeks. Even if he holds his spot will he make much more cash in the short term?

    Holty · 21/04/2016 at 19:53

    same as you hawk. ive decided to part ways with him though. There is a good chance he may lose money this week and no certainty he will be playing a few weeks from now. And his 20 stays in his price calculations for another week. Im trading for DBJ. At least he will go up in value this week

    Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 23:50

    I'm worried he will have one more stinker then get dropped. So I'd miss DBJ whose JS is high.

Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 18:53

That's now the third week out for Crouch, I guess if you've held for two may as well hold for another though. Burns appearing.

    Tophawk · 21/04/2016 at 19:05

    Pity the Crows play first this round.

    B.Crouch is about as useful as a "burst arssssehole" on my bench this round. But I might have to put up with it as Petracca is in my team and now named. I have bigger fish to fry on my backline this week.

Chris · 21/04/2016 at 18:53

Lonergan to Biggs or Suckling

    Average Joe · 21/04/2016 at 19:02

    prefer suckling

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 19:16

    Both should see a higher workload with the big injuries, Easton Wood also comes back into the side.

    I like Biggs the 32 touches last week week is huge, 4 inside 50's looks like he's the man that will be streaming through the ground like JJ.

    Considering the Biggs move myself this week, especially with most jumping on the better known name of Suckling.

      Benjamima Puddleduck · 21/04/2016 at 21:28

      Looks like more people have been jumping on Biggs…
      over 3% increase in owners so far this week

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:53

      I've had an epiphany.

      Both are unproven as TOP defenders and are HIGHLY unlikely to finish that way.

      One good game vs Carlton resulting in trades and one defender down in JJ is ridiculously hasty, and a tad naive.

      Or maybe I'm full of crap. I'm letting that bandwagon fly by and won't be on it if the wheels fall off.

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:54

        edit – 2 defenders down with murphy, doesn't mean the vacuum suddenly makes them top defenders…..sorry not buying it.

Puopolo_Culture · 21/04/2016 at 18:54

Does anyone have any news on J Dunkley? He played the first 2 games of the season, seemed to be doing okay, but we haven't seem him since. It is annoying to have a rookie sitting on the cusp of making me some money, but if he isn't going to play, I would prefer to bring a rookie in that will.

Also, any advice on my team? I am pretty happy with how I am going, but maybe there is something I am missing. $61,700in bank.

Houli, Laird, Adams, Shaw, Weitering, Dea, (Heartley, M Brown)

S.Mitchell, Dangers, Ablett, Fyfe, Liba, Kerridge, B Kennedy, Oliver, (Mills, Davis, Dunkley)

Goldy, Gawn (Cox)

Hall, Montagna, Wells, Zorko, Macca-T, Menadue, (Papley, Grimely)

I have 27 trades left, looking at moving Papley out (though I still think his price will go up,even if it drops a little this week), and getting rid of Dunkley if it doesn't look like he will be playing anytime soon.

Cheers for any advice/ideas.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 19:08

    It's a really tough call because he could pop up again but the doggies have a lot of small mid/fwd type players in their ranks that are ahead of him.

    Bailey Dale, Honeychurch, Hrovat and Toby mclean all have more experience than Dunkley and seem possible replacements for his kind of role.

      Puopolo_Culture · 21/04/2016 at 19:45

      Food for thought, thanks.

Average Joe · 21/04/2016 at 19:01

I'm really not sure about Sam Gray. On one hand, we know that he has the potential to be a real premo, scoring very well last year in the games he played. He doesn't score that bad when Port don't get smashed, scoring 99 and 78 in the games Port won. (Both games port have lost have been blowouts from Crows and Giants which are both easy top 8 sides).

On the other hand, he doesn't have the same motivation as last year. Last year he was on the edge, and needed to play well to get a game. Now he is best 22, it seems that he doesn't have that same incentive. On top of that, when Port don't show up to play, he doesn't score very well at all (Same goes for the rest of Port), and it doesn't look like port will go back to the 2014 form overnight.

Very tempted to trade him out this week community. What's everyone's thoughts?

Westy · 21/04/2016 at 19:23

Traded JJ for DBJ. Now that Oliver is out I've decided (probably a little prematurely) to go BANG and get Ward. I was a little concerned in that Oliver, Dunkley and Davis were on the mid bench.
Fence painted. One down, one up.

    Westy · 21/04/2016 at 19:31

    Team now
    DEF Laird, Adams, Boyd, Weitering, Dea Sheridan, – DBJ, Brown
    MID Dangerfield, Ablett, Fyfe, Ward, Sidebottom, Libba, M Crouch, Kerridge, Mills, Davis, Dunkley
    RUC Goldstein, Gawn, Grimley
    FWD Hall, Montagna, Wells, B Kennedy, Menzel, AMT, McCarthy, Papley

Tommo09 · 21/04/2016 at 19:24

Who are we thinking as secondary rookies???
Very good mid stock coming!!!
Do whole life Okies un io we can get them in later???
Gore, Mathieson, Keays, Petracca (named on ext bench), and others.
Should we be waiting on Gresham and Dunkley until these guys come in later???

Thanks everyone!!!

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 19:31

    Don't count on Gore or Keays coming in and getting a good run of games. Highly unlikely.

    Plenty of competition at the crows for spots, and Keays would've got a run when Rich and Rocky were out.

    Mathieson and Petracca are according to sources more AFL ready and will see game time, hopefully for runs long enough to make cash.

      Derek · 21/04/2016 at 20:43

      I agree with Keays. If he was going to play he would have by now

james · 21/04/2016 at 19:28

hello community which forward should i pick up for De Goey

Montagna = 62k in the bank
Dahlhaus = 87k in the bank
Zorko = 90k in the bank
Waite = 95k in the bank
Zerret = 128k in the bank
Lynch = 128k in the bank

not sure who pick up community who will be the best value or POD, Can Waite contunie his form this week with no May or Thompson, Zerret playing a lot in the middle and could be handy $$ for an upgraded of cutler soon

Who will Be the Best FWD

    Kev · 21/04/2016 at 19:48

    Zorko or Merrett

      magpie4ver · 21/04/2016 at 19:49

      Who's Zerrett?

        james · 21/04/2016 at 19:51

        Zach Merret

    Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:25

    Zorko for me, Merret still a risk and you'll be chasing his previous scores

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:42

    None, keep De Goey (BE 42), all those forwards are at a high price and won't appreciate much even if they score well. BEs are 78+ on all of them.

    cooky · 22/04/2016 at 09:29

    Bank on Waite North going well, ride the wave.

min0008 · 21/04/2016 at 19:52

Option 1: Papley to DBJ
Barlow to Ward

Option 2: Papley to DBJ
Hold Barlow and maybe Gresham to Byrne

Which option is better?

    Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:24

    Bank the cash, Barlow will come good I reckon (more like hope). Option 2 for me.

Paul · 21/04/2016 at 19:54

Tobias Greene, due for his 'down week'. Time to go?

    Paul · 21/04/2016 at 20:01

    You know he'll score 150 if you trade him out lol

      magpie4ver · 21/04/2016 at 20:11

      No he wont Cameron is back Greene on the down

Pom · 21/04/2016 at 19:58

Great stuff Barron! Decided to go Milera to DBJ and hold papley in hope he breaks even at least. Reason being sydney have an 'easier' run than adelaide after this round, papley is still being named on field whilst milera injured for week.
Do i need to go out the back of the bungalow and have a word with myself or is this sound logic?

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:38

    Logic seems sound to me.

Jonno · 21/04/2016 at 20:05

Gday community, tad stuck this week and was wondering what some of your opinions are on what trades I should make, if any, this round. Team is as follows:

DEF: Laird, Shaw, Bartel, Weitering, Adams, Dea, (Mcdonald-T, Brown)
MID: Gaz, Ward, R.Gray, Pendles, Libba, Kerridge, BenKen, Mills, (Davis, Hewett, Dunkley)
RUCK: Goldy, Gawn, (Loersch)
FWD: Hall, Wells, Wingard, Barlow, Papley, Menadue, (McCarthy, Wyatt)

Have been pretty lucky so far avoiding most major injuries and duds, and have only made 2 trades, them being Rocky->BenKen and Gresham->Papley. Currently 455k, so have plenty of room to move.

Have been considering only Papley out allowing me to get basically anyone with 680k and swinging DPPs. Players I have been looking at include Danger, Merrett, Zorko, S.Mitchell, Rance, Gibson and Lynch. Thanks in advance.

    Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:22

    For me, you have to get P.Dangerfield, if not you'll be missing out on the huge scores he'll get, especially with most having him. Although you could strengthen forward line as your rookies their don't have the best scoring compared to J.Weitering, M.Dea, M.Adams and C.Mills in your other positions.

      Jonno · 21/04/2016 at 20:36

      Agree on the Danger call. Dont know why Ive held off this long. With a bit of DPP magic I can trade out Paps and Dunkley/Davis/Hewett for DBJ and Danger. This would in turn sub Kerridge and Mcdonald into FWD line, strengthening that somewhat.

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:38

        Paps and Dunkley out.

          Jonno · 21/04/2016 at 21:07

          Done. Team looks a lot more balanced now, another C option in Danger now is nice as well.

            Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:59

            Like your choice of guns.

    Keenbutclueless · 21/04/2016 at 20:54

    Don't need two loopholes in Loersch and Wyatt. Leave Wyatt in R3. Trade out Lowrsch. Bring in Zorko or Merrett. Another option is to trade out Loersch, bring Tippa down and bring in Rance or Gibson. These options keep Papley on the bench. I think Tippa or McCarthy can come onto the field.

      Jonno · 21/04/2016 at 21:06

      Started with these two so I could have double loophole capability, but with the amount of rookies going down doesn't look like that matters :

james · 21/04/2016 at 20:13

hello community I have got my final trade conundrum here, which option is better 1 or 2, definitely doing the sheridan—-> DBJ trade

Option 1
Hewett—-> Simpson

Option 2
De Goey—-> Z.Merret

    Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:17

    Probably keep G.Hewett since his playing and going to make more coin. Option 2 for me.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:29


    Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 23:09

    Neither, both blokes are set to make money this week

Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 20:15

Okay community need some very important advice. My team currently sits at:

Defense: J.Gibson, R.Laird, J.Macmillan, M.Dea, M.Adams, A.McDonald-Tipingwuti (M.Hartley, T.Ruggles)

Midfield: P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, L.Parker, N.Fyfe, J.Selwood, T.Liberatore, S.Kerridge, C.Mills (C.Menadue, R.Davis, G.Hewett)

Ruck: T.Goldstein, N.Naitanui (J.Wyatt)

Forwards: A.Hall, D.Wells, L.Franklin, M.Barlow, B.Kennedy, T.Papley (M.Brown, L.McCarthy)

I have $210,000 in the bank.
I was looking to go T.Papley to D.Byrne-Jones (via A.McDonald Tipingwuti DPP)
I also wanted to trade Davis out and get in a premium defender (K.Simpson). I can do this but this means I'll move B.Kennedy to midfield, and then M.Adams to Forward and thus leaving (one of) D.Byrne-Jones, T.Ruggles or M.Hartley on my field. Is this worth it?

Is there any other ways I could do this? Should I just do the T.Papley trade? Should I look to bring in a premium forward?
Would appreciate any advice, criticism?
Just need a direction, cheers Vinny.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:37

    Just the papley trade, davis only rested and with a BE of 19 still able to generate cash further.

    A few rookies are hitting their peak for profit over the next few weeks and the warchest can be used to go for premos.

Josh · 21/04/2016 at 20:16

Have two on field rookie spots and four to choose from, would love to hear which two the community would play as have no loop hole players this week.

Candidates are ; kerridge, Amt, benken and m adams any combination can be worked with dpp swaps

    Hawks · 21/04/2016 at 20:35

    Same situation.

    I think you have to play Adams (avg 96 pts), and AMT (less convinced, with with Collingwoods lack of defensive run, he should get heaps of it).

    Jess_coach · 21/04/2016 at 20:37

    Kerridge and Adams for me Josh, ben Kennedy is a close 3rd

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 20:45

      Agree with Kerridge and Adams, but ben ken could have a good one and AMT is the surprise of 2016, building nicely.

Adrian Neems · 21/04/2016 at 20:46

Dan Menzel is so tempting as a pod, do l have the balls!!!!!!!!!!!! (yes l know the history of his injuries) but with the cats forward line being more open to over the back goals running forward, unless tomahawk has a monster…menzel is a motsa to go large.

Big ball move this one.

    Leeds17 · 21/04/2016 at 22:02

    I brought him in last week as a replacement for Crouch.

    My reasons were pretty simple if he stays fit he'll average 80 which will be solid money, he's best 22 & there that 1% chance he'll be keeper because he's a freak.

    I wouldn't recommend him to anyone unless like me it'll be your only trade like it for the season because it goes against alot of proven SC rules.

Sam · 21/04/2016 at 20:56

Current Team $37k left. Thoughts after teams have been names for Round 5 very welcome
Papley and Hewett are both playing. I see Petracca is named but not sure if he'll play, Do I get a bubble into the team, Seedsman, not sure what best to do, Oliver out.

Def: Shaw, Rich, Seedsman, Weitering, Adams, Dea, Tippa, Brown
Mid: Ablett, Fyfe, Danger, Priddis, R Gray, Libba, Kerridge, Mills, Oliver, Hewitt, Davis
Ruck: Gawn, Nat, Grimley
For: Dusty, Wells, Barlow, Papley, B Kennedy, Hall, McCarthy, Menadue

Adrian Neems · 21/04/2016 at 21:00

ok community….trade sins l know….l want Zac Smith out…l know l should hold but he is my burn man…should l bring in Gawn or take a massive punt on Cox and pocket some cash….Cox monstered it in the Nab cup. The punt on cox may be worth it in two weeks time….potential cash cow this boy.

Another big ball move.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:04

    Hasn't played a game yet! Consider later….if ever.

    Leeds17 · 21/04/2016 at 21:10

    Monstered it? averaged 57 per game and 70 per 100mins Smith is going better, and you'd think he'll smash Lobbe.

    Adrian Neems · 21/04/2016 at 21:10

    I know, he's named in the 25 man squad will keep an eye on the team selections…..leaning towards Gawn but l always go the risk adverse approach (that's for you Peter)….need to think like crouching one…and go bang bang….trade arse off.

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:11

      You've already made a ruck 'error' though. Crouching one would go bang and fire coach.

      How many trades you gonna waste in your ruck this year if you do a move like this?

    Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 23:07

    COX!? FOR SMITH!?!? That would be the BALLSIEST move I've ever seen in this game. It's absolute insanity. You must be hopping around on those big boys South Park style

Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:09

Let's talk the doggies boys Suckling and Biggs. One big game vs Carlton? Does it mean anything?

In the words of Admiral Ackbar 'It's a trap!"

    Adrian Neems · 21/04/2016 at 21:14

    Wise words Southern…you could be right.

    BloodyFranklin · 21/04/2016 at 21:31

    You gave me a solid no to Suckling last week.

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:32

      Yep and I'm standing my ground, won't be a top defender this year. Sorry suckling you're great kick but you just don't do enough consistently.

    SCaddict · 21/04/2016 at 21:31

    So you think we would be Bigg Suckers to trade them in? 😉

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:46

      'Groan' lol

Andrew · 21/04/2016 at 21:10

Who has the best JS, Ruggles or Byrne (Carlton)?

Thanks in advance.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:39

    Byrne. Although Ruggles may have better JS than I once thought, cats seem to be slowly rotating the defenders out for rests.

    It was Lonergan rested first, then Enright, now Henderson. Could be Ruggles/Mackie/Taylor next week but if the rotations are anything to go by they'll only rest a week and be back.

Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 21:10

Righto, Papley named. Keep or flick?
Some tempting bubble boys. If keeping Papley, cull Davis?

Adrian Neems · 21/04/2016 at 21:11

Jock, higgo, crouching and community….just a massive thank you for this wonderful game and this distraction, going through a divorce and presently buy the ex a new broomstick, in order to see my boys. The laughs, support and wisdom is a much needed distraction….keep up the massive work all.

For all you other lads going through this, or living the life of visitation with your kids…keep plugging away boys.

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:30

    All the best for the future Adrian! Could keep your mind off things by watching all the AFL games too, hot tip if you've got broadband and an apple or android tablet you can get the AFL live app and watch every game.

    $90-odd for the year just jumped on it this season well worth it mate.

    I sound like an advert lol but seriously love being able to replay the round during the week if I've been too busy to watch the games on the weekend.

      Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 21:33

      Hey mate, does this work on laptop? Could HDMI to the big screen if so!

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:44

        ah think there's some licensing thing that stops it being streamed, I remember reading that somewhere, could be wrong. Think it's only so cheap because it only works on your device. Still compared to foxtel it's gold, but yeah can't have all the games going on the 50" with all the mates round sadly.

          Vinny · 21/04/2016 at 22:04

          have to buy Apple TV I'm pretty sure, if you have afl pass on an iPhone/iPad. Think it costs like anything around 100

          Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 22:17

          Think you can use it on your laptop or pc actually and then you'd have to be able to display it on the TV. Either that or use screen mirroring. I'll have to look into it more.

            Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 22:18

            screen mirroring from the android phone / tablet*

            Not sure about apple they are pretty locked in with that kind of stuff which is why I won't touch them.

              Cashcows · 21/04/2016 at 23:34

              Screen mirroring is an option. Can't run it on laptops because it'll need GPS to verify you're in aus.
              Not sure if HDMI-ing from the phone to the tv would work but it's an option.

              As for the AFL pass, you can watch it free on crownbet no deposit needed. Or if you or a mate has telstra postpaid plan, you can get a free year of AFL from telstra which is what I have.

                Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 23:57

                Free AFL on crownbet? Really? That would be live only though surely?

    Huggy · 21/04/2016 at 21:43

    Have been there Adrian and it does get easier bloke. It took me a number of years to get custody of my boys – so hang in there mate. As they get older, they will want to be with their dad anyway. In the meantime, use the spare time to perfect your super coach team!

    Hawks · 21/04/2016 at 21:52

    Best of luck Adrian, been there, still living with the fallout (4 years later).

    Enjoy your single life before moving on too quickly, your kids will want to spend more time with you as time goes by, so stick in there, and always be there for your kids.

      Adrian · 21/04/2016 at 22:18

      Welcome you blokes…..shit happens as they say…a truo to crouchings gym and then a bungalow party required.

      Thanks again you blokes onwards and upwards.

        bck2pp · 21/04/2016 at 23:36

        Life, many challenges. Go well Adrian.. By the by did u ever play cricket int Willy turf comp?

          Adrian · 21/04/2016 at 23:43

          I did mate enjoyed smashing the odd ball into the refinery…..if only all the grounds were the size of postage stamps.

          Who are you mate.

            bck2pp · 22/04/2016 at 00:13

            U were a gun bat Neems. i am barely a hologram now mate. However i wish u well.Oh and forget Cox trade. Tee Hee

              Adrian · 22/04/2016 at 00:30

              "Reveal yourself thy silent rogue" borrowed that line from Good Will Hunting.

              Cox trade kept in tne pie warmer..but on the radar as future cash cow.

Mongrel punt · 21/04/2016 at 21:14

Does anyone know much about Josh Smith who's been named on the extended bench for Collingwood

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:16

    My supercoach radar is set to short range scanning. It doesn't pick up players that haven't played 2 for evaluation.

    Leeds17 · 21/04/2016 at 21:31

    Smith played 18 games for Redland in the NEAFL in 0215. He averaged 28.7 disposals, 5.0 clearances, 4.9 tackles and 5.7 inside 50s per game. He also represented the NEAFL against Tasmania, collecting 23 disposals and six tackles.

      Mongrel punt · 21/04/2016 at 21:35

      Wow. Excellent intel. Thanks mate. He looked OK in the intra club game and nab1. I'll be keeping an eye on him

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:42

      Interesting. Cheap. Pies may as well play some kids now. Like.

The Ranger · 21/04/2016 at 21:19

I was almost hoping that Paps would be dropped as I'd convinced myself to trade him if he was.
Now I'm not so sure….

    SCaddict · 21/04/2016 at 21:27

    I'm going to hold him as I still think there's more cash to be made if he can hold that spot for another month or so.

    Even if he gets dropped he could be a useful loophole and if he plays he shown the potential to cash in on the Lions, Dons and Tiges.

      The Ranger · 21/04/2016 at 21:47

      His JS certainly looks good if he can hold his spot after his last game eh?
      I was liking the look of my bank balance after pulling that trade but I think I might be hitting the reverse button.

        bck2pp · 21/04/2016 at 23:39

        Hmmm, same Ranger. My only trade was to b Pap to DJB.Cash. Now not sure.

Wayno76 · 21/04/2016 at 21:22

Hi community just a question . What will I gain from keeping paply … A couple of grand if he plays good I'll get more than that from Byrne ( either) how much is keeping a trade actually worth . I don't have to trade home but have good options this week . Mmmm not sure what to do yet it would have been easier if SYD just dropped him now I'm not sure of next move

    Fevolution25 · 21/04/2016 at 21:29

    wondering that also, the 60k odd that DBJ will make this round will be more than Paps will make before he goes back down in price

    Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 21:35

    My thinking is if Papsmear wasn't dropped this week, will he ever be? If his JS is good, we should all hold.

      Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:41

      I know what you're saying, very surprised he wasn't dropped. There was two clear chances in the crows game to kick goals and he failed to do so.

      Hawks · 21/04/2016 at 21:43

      Papley scored well against 2 weaker teams, under pressure last week he failed to handle he pace. Papley will not play too many more games, particularly with the Swans bringing back players from injury over the next few weeks.

      Papley probably won't hit his break even score this week, it's time to take the profit from him, and look for another cash cow or a keeper.

        Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 21:55

        Agreed, even though named he's gone. People keeping hewett is a different story, lower BE, more of an on ball position. Small forwards rookies struggle.

    Wayno76 · 21/04/2016 at 22:09

    Thanks community I think I'll trade him this week can't see any positive in keeping him he will cost me a trade soon or later do might as well be now

Baggy Pants · 21/04/2016 at 21:51

Paul Roos says Petracca probably wont play if Jeff Garlett gets up.

    Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 22:23

    Actually said he probably "will"

    Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 22:24

    Ignore that ^^^
    If Garlett plays, Petracca doesn't

Tulendeena · 21/04/2016 at 21:55


Paps to DBJ still a good trade anymore?

Obviously Paps could make 100k more (and i've already burned a trade getting him in), but DBJ looks reallly good
Hardest decision this year so far (Have no other relevant players to trade out for him

    The Ranger · 21/04/2016 at 22:48

    I'm holding him. You can't get all the rookies and you have to back the ones you've got.
    His JS looks ok and he only needs one good score to start making good coin again.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 21/04/2016 at 22:03

Just listening to roos on the footy show and was asked about petrecca and if he would play this weekend?

Answer: and I quote "probably not. All depends on jeffy garlett. If jeff gets through training tomorrow we will play him and petrecca will be one of the emergencies. If jeffy doesn't get through petrecca will play"

So interesting hinges in jeffy.

The wait continues …….

olly · 21/04/2016 at 22:11

how many people are considering doing a double downgrade to both Byrnes pocketing the 500k+ for a double upgrade next week

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 22:21

    I am but my warchest is bulging already. Will sleep on it and hope for answers from the SC gods.

    If I happen to byrne two pieces of toast in the morning they are both in, that would be a sure sign.

    kevwal · 22/04/2016 at 11:40

    J.Lonergan and Papley traded to both the Byrnes. Lonergan's BE 75, expected to gain only 10k more over next few games, scoring average last three 70. Papley BE 63 with expected price rise over next few rounds 30>50k, average scoring last three rounds around 50. Ciaran Byrnes expected price rise 58k with BE of -61, average score from the two games played 67. Darcy Byrne-Jones expected price rise around 72k with average of 75. No loss of points and plenty of cash generation over the next three rounds at least. Worth two trades in my mind.

Jabba07 · 21/04/2016 at 22:19

Doing a double downgrade this week for JJ and S Gray. Have DBJ, but who is better pick from Wagner and Ciaran Bryne? Coin toss?

    Southern S · 21/04/2016 at 22:37

    Don't forget ruggles too, although I like the Byrne boys personally.

      Jabba · 22/04/2016 at 06:30

      Happen to have Ruggles from the start. Too many rookies?

Trent11Conheady · 21/04/2016 at 22:34

Good evening community
What do I do with zac smith, one of the main reasons my season has got off to an awful start, have 136k in the bank
D: Shaw, KK, Yeo, Weitering, Adams AMT (McKenzie, Byrne-Jones)
M: Fyfe, Ablett, Parker, Wines, Liberatore, Rockliff, Parish, Mills (Hewett, Davis, Dunkley)
R: Goldstein, Smith (Cox)
F: Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kennedy, Kerridge (Brown, Grimley)

Already traded Papley > Byrne-Jones via brown DPP

Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 22:37

Wowee – just got home from losing three tiebreakers in tennis feeling crap, only to have my spirits lifted by these ruck rookies named!! My conundrum still stands though, I want DBJ but no idea who to trade out. Paps named, and if he is named after such a bad game last week surely his JS is pretty decent still, so i want to hold him as i believe he won't spud it up like last game.
Other rookies are as follows:

M. Brown, AMT, Weitering, Dea, Adams
Davis, Menadue, Petracca, Parish
Kennedy, Kerridge, McCarthy, Papley

Who the heck do I remove for DBJ… or should I just pass on him 🙁

    50_Shades · 21/04/2016 at 22:46

    I reckon the coaches are conspiring against us super coaches. Every one of my rookies named and playing this week. R u serious? I was so sure the coaches culling would make the choice easy… Now what.

    It's hard to pass on any of the three – DBJ, ciaran or Wagner.

    For you, maybe Davis or Papley, but I know you're hoping he'll show up west coast (I'm not so convinced).

      Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 22:52

      I'm gonna keep him – in the words of the great George Michael you've gotta have faith! DBJ is so bloody tempting though… yet experience tells me I should keep blokes like Davis and Menadue. I'll end up panic trading in DBJ you watch

      Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 22:54

      I also hear ya about all rookies being named aha. Thought the same as you, in that our trades would be determined by selections. Good problem to have I suppose

      Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:19

      Crap Davis only got 8 touches last week, now rested. Not worth trading surely with a BE of 17 though.

      50_Shades · 22/04/2016 at 08:40

      Seems I'd had a few too many rums last night. Through clear eyes this morning I can see that I also have Davis.

      I'm choosing to move him on and give papley the puppy one more chance.

    Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 23:23

    Maybe B Ken that is if he is dropped which is unlikely I would say since he is racking up the ball

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:21

    Papley is the only player you could trade with a low chance of regret I reckon.

      Monkey_Magic · 22/04/2016 at 09:21

      Agreed. If someone has to go this week for cash generation it's Papley. 24 stuck in his break even will halt his cash generation even if he hits his break even this week (highly doubtful), watched him last week Vs my Crows and he didn't look like he was ready for a high pressure contest. Surprised he was named this week.
      Trade Papley this week as when he spuds up you will need to trade him next without the range of bubble boys this week.
      Hold Davis as he will come back in and make more $, hold Menadue as he will make a bit more before being culled in a couple of weeks.

    Derek · 22/04/2016 at 09:52

    Hey marco, do you think it is your serve letting you down? usually a strong serve can get you through the tight tiebreakers.

      Marco_Polo94 · 22/04/2016 at 10:30

      Hi Derek. Serve was actually on song last night. Except maybe for the last set, definitely was getting tired. Nah my problem was just a little inconsistent all night.

      Marco_Polo94 · 22/04/2016 at 10:39

      While I've got ya Derek – you've been on Byrne Jones last couple of weeks. Are you bringing him in/have you brought him in? I think I'm going to just hold trades this week and let him go as my gut says don't trade Papley.

        Derek · 22/04/2016 at 12:30

        i did spot him a couple of weeks ago as being a good player and then he pumped out a 97 on the weekend, i only saw bits of the game but he does look good.

        i was like alot of people, sorta hoping Paps would be dropped and make our decision easy.

        At the moment i'm holding Paps and letting DBJ go. mainly thinking that i have enough rookie defenders and when it comes to downgrading them in 4 or 5 weeks there might not be alot to go to.

        I do like the look of Petracca and maitheison and a few others in the midfield who should get games soon and hopefully they will be timed nicely as downgrades.

HBrown · 21/04/2016 at 22:41

Community got 560k looking for a mid – thinking either Selwood or Sloan maybe Hanley

Or should i can hold off for a week and bring in Ward next?


    Marco_Polo94 · 21/04/2016 at 23:15

    Who are you trading out?

      HBrown · 22/04/2016 at 00:10

      Kennedy dont think he's going to rise much more..

        Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:23

        That's risky he's been getting a lot of the ball just DE letting him down. Only a BE of 56 and playing the tigers I dunno.

          HBrown · 22/04/2016 at 00:29

          great point ill hold

Hazey · 21/04/2016 at 22:42

I'm leaning towards holding this week. Every year rookies come and go, but trades don't last forever.

    Derek · 21/04/2016 at 23:26


    bck2pp · 21/04/2016 at 23:42

    Fair theory.U can build a house.U cant build land.

Feathtop · 21/04/2016 at 23:09

Hello community,
Need some advice on who to start as rookies. In defence its one choice out of byrne-jones, ruggles and brown. In midfield its one choice between mills or kennedy. In forward line its one choice out of papley, menadue or mccarthy. Cheers

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:14

    DBJ as he plays half back and can rack up a few touches with his run and carry out of defense.

    Liking the way Mills found the ball 23 times last week, Kennedy had 22 touches last round but disposal efficiency let him down. Tough call I'd say Kennedy may come up this week against Richmond.

    McCarthy for me in the forward line, after watching Papley last week and Menadue isn't exactly impressing me either.

Joe_T · 21/04/2016 at 23:13

The question almost all of us are facing this week:

Ruggles = 21k extra in the bank + low scoring player?
DBJ = higher cash generation + better scores?
Ciaran Byrne = average scores + possibly the best JS of the three in a young Carlton side?


    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:25

    All could be good options I'd almost put Byrne from Carlton in front due to the job security.

      Joe_T · 22/04/2016 at 09:18

      Is his JS really better than DBJ though? Who are both players keeping out of the side? Maybe some Port or Blues fans could give some insight.

      Hinkley rewards players who give effort and DBJ has done that in both his games. Blues might rest the kids in between.

Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 23:22

Hey community running low on trades already with 25 left so I could not have too many donuts a bad start for me here is my team:

Defenders: laird, Bartel, B Smith, Weitering, JJ, Dea (Brown, Hartley)

Midfielders: Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, R Gray, O Wines, Rich, Libba, Mills ( B Ken, Menadue, Davis)

Rucks: Nic Nat, Gawn ( M Cox)

Forwards: Hall, Barlow, Wells, Adams, Kerridge, Tippa ( Papley, McCarthy)

Most likely going to go JJ to DBJ however I am thinking of keeping Papley because of my limited trades remaining and 1 game is all it takes to save his BE. Just wondering your thoughts on what I should do this week and how I can save my trades in the coming weeks with a few rookies peeking in 1-3 weeks. Another option would be JJ straight up to Docherty or another premo but then I miss DBJ who looks pretty solid. Also a side not currently have 46,300 in bank before trades

    Cashcows · 21/04/2016 at 23:47

    The 1 trade sounds good. Definitely hold papley due to trades left. You'll be left with a lot of cash to upgrade in the couple weeks and then you can sit tight again.

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:04

    I'd go JJ to DBJ if you're worried about Papley maybe scoring well and earning more cash.

    Then you've done an injury>profit, and there should be no regrets there. As cashcows says upgrade over the enxt week or two with your bank.

Nicholas · 21/04/2016 at 23:30

Ahhh just realised Hewett is playing… traded him out last week to Hartley so I could upgrade B Crouch to B Smith now sorta regretting it

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:02

    These things happen, Mcveigh came back and hewett had just got an absolute stinker of a score with 19 supercoach points. Didn't look like he was coming back too soon.

    Sydney sure like playing the young guys this season though which has surprised me.

Steeeve · 21/04/2016 at 23:53

Worth keeping Ryan Davis?

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:00

    Yes, rested only, which suggests he'll be back. BE of 17 is low.

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:54

    I wouldn't blame you if you made the bold move to get rid of him, vanished when the going got tough.

    Money is in the defence line this year. 4 bubble boys just waiting to make cash.

    Forward line is looking diminished of rookies.

    Probably a couple of foreseeable lads on the horizon in the midfield.

    I'm burning every supercoach rule book and saying get em while they are available.

    Now watch me crash and burn. But at least I would've tried, at least I took a chance at glory.

    Keeping Davis personally because I have JJ and Papley to trade but if I didn't, then the Davis trade would be on the cards and it would be giving me a sleepless night.

      50_Shades · 22/04/2016 at 08:20

      Southern, against all my better judgement, I'm giving Davis the boot and holding Papley one more week.

      The only rationale I can come up with is Davis has showed little potential to shoot the lights out 40-60 range, yes he'll gradually increase at that rate, but what will I miss along the way.

      Papley has showed something more but can he find it again soon. Don't know, but I've loosened the noose this week.

        Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:18

        Keeping Papley over Davis, very bold move.

    Joe Bedendo · 22/04/2016 at 10:10

    nah steve he's about as useless as dunny door on a curry night.

    couldnt kick shit of a shovel

      Gary Lyon · 22/04/2016 at 10:15

      couldn't agree more joey. have any boats for sale?

        Billy Brownless · 22/04/2016 at 10:17

        Get out of it Gary

        Joe Bedendo · 22/04/2016 at 10:21

        Yeah got a couple of tinnys. fresh from china. should go alright

          Gary Lyon · 22/04/2016 at 10:34

          ripper! will duck by tommorw thanks champ!

            Billy Brownless · 22/04/2016 at 10:36

            Don't duck by the misso's house Gary

Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:42

Sticking by my guns.

Paps out. JJ out.

Byrne brothers locked and loaded.

    Liam · 22/04/2016 at 01:22

    Same trades as me SS. Hopefully we are on a winner. 🙂

      Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:19

      We are Liam. Money to be made early can't miss the boat.

Iamme · 22/04/2016 at 00:53

Pap to DBJ and Polec to Zaharakis?…. Leaving me with 25 trades but only 34800…..barring injury wont be planning on anymore trades for a fair while.

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 00:56

    Don't mind it, Papley doesn't seem to have much upside.

uDonkey · 22/04/2016 at 02:17

All my Rookies are named this week, except for Davis. Though Grimley BenKen and Cox are on extended line up, not sure on whether i should jump on one of the bubble boys in defense just not convinced on with their JS or wait for other rookies to pop in, the likes of Petracca & Keays.

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:21

    Tough call, I'd actually say that Byrne, DBJ and Ruggles all have reasonable JS.

    Even the melbourne boy may surprise us. Go with your gut though, I think the irishman from carlton has the best JS out of the three.

Nicholas · 22/04/2016 at 02:23

Which byrne should I go with considering my team up above?

Rick Grimes · 22/04/2016 at 04:53

Will Martin play since he's been named or is he likely to be a late out?

Community's thoughts on Sloane? Just have a feeling he might be cranking up to his old output.

    Hawks · 22/04/2016 at 07:29

    Martin is likely to miss IMO, medical get final say, and he was laying motionless for some time last weekend, and spent the night in hospital.

    Sloan, I'd wait at least another week, Jordan Lewis will stop him tonight.

    SCaddict · 22/04/2016 at 09:42

    Listening to Leppa's interview yesterday it's sounding more likely that Stef will play even if the rest of the footy community reckons he should sit out one week:

    He said around the 6:45 min mark that he won't be a game time decision and if named should play, unless something unforeseen happens like he gets headaches which he hasn't had so far.

    So I would actually be surprised if he's a late out now. But would I put my house on him playing … no way in hell ha ha.

    Holty · 22/04/2016 at 10:06

    I hope he plays. good news for him was he was walking around after the game seemingly fine. We all have our thoughts about whether he should play or not but i bet noone here is a expert. All i know is some recover far better from concussion then others. Im hoping Stef is one of them

SC16 · 22/04/2016 at 07:14

wines-libba? make about 80k and hopefully get a better player

    Boltons Blues · 22/04/2016 at 07:53

    i think you missed the bus on libba
    unlike wells, Libba is a stepping stone

      50_Shades · 22/04/2016 at 08:15

      Probably right, but averaging a Hundy and only $426k, so still some cash to be made.

      I reckon half who have him will still hold him till very late, if only because the trades become so precious in the back half of the season.

      Holty · 22/04/2016 at 10:01

      Agree. Although i no longer look at Liba as a stepping stone. He will only get better as the season rolls on and for him to be averaging 100 just coming back from a knee is incredible. He will average 110 after the byes so i am keeping him

    Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 09:48

    I'd hold. Reckon they will score similar points wise and just think its wasting a trade.

HOLLA · 22/04/2016 at 08:29

Hold wingard or paint the fence??

    Kev · 22/04/2016 at 08:38

    Hold. Port have a nice stretch of games coming up.

      Holty · 22/04/2016 at 09:57

      Agree you must hold Wingard but Port has had a nice stretch of games since the beginning of the season. Nothing will change unless Port remember how to play football again. They are just lucky they have had a easy start to the season otherwise they would already be looking towards 2017.

    Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 09:57

    Hold him

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:15

    Hold he should lift, but I've said it once I'll say it again, the nice stretch of games may not exist as they lost to all the teams they are playing over the next 4 rounds in 2015.

    That's right they lost to Brisbane, Richmond and Carlton last year. Although brisbane may have been at the Gabba so they should win that one at home.

Wayno76 · 22/04/2016 at 08:33

Thinking of keeping paps and trading b Kennedy instead to get Byrne in. Thoughts

    Kev · 22/04/2016 at 08:37

    Nah. BK has a much more fantasy friendly role than Papley.

    Iamme · 22/04/2016 at 09:34

    Yeah keep Benkenn way more up side than Pap. Benkenn has been playing for a few years now and is more capable with the big scores. The problem for Pap besides his B/E is his uncertain job security as the return of Ben McGlynn has reduced his scoring and will more than likely loose his place to Gary Rohan when he returns from injury very soon.

    Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 09:47

    Agree with Kev and lamme. Kennedy will score more points plus has a much better job security than Paps.

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:12

    Papley only had 5 touches against the crows, Kennedy's lowest was 15 vs the roos.

    Kennedy has been in the system years, is more mature and has a lower BE.

Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 09:13

Please help community!!!!
Already traded JJ for DBJ but am thinking of trading
Gresham to Byrne via DPP (Menadue, Brown)
This would leave me with 26 trades and $446k left
Is the cash from Byrne worth the trade or wait for Gresham to play, (if he ever does)? I just don't want donuts on the bench. Gresham's BE is 4 already and Byrne's is -61. Which choice is better?

I am losing sleep over this issue. Please help community

    SCaddict · 22/04/2016 at 09:27

    You could go either way but I would probably hold Gresham especially if he's useful as a loophole, either captain's and/or emergency, this weekend.

    Also Byrne looks more like a vanilla cash cow to me rather than a mega earner so not sure I would classify him as anything close to a must have, though the disclaimer would be it only takes one huge score to turn that around.

    There will be other rookies that come along soon like Petracca and hopefully Mathieson and maybe Freeman that you can plug Gresham for, if he isn't back playing soon.

      Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 09:28

      ok I also have Dunkley as well

        SCaddict · 22/04/2016 at 09:33

        In that case I'd probably ditch one of them as I assume you also have Davis too = no bench cover this weekend. So yes in that circumstance I think it's worth getting in either Byrne or Wagner too.

          Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 09:42

          Gresham or Dunkley out

            SCaddict · 22/04/2016 at 09:49

            Up to you but if you need a tie breaker the Saints play after the Doggies for the next 5 weeks which makes Gresham the better loophole option. So if you have no better way to split them I'd dump the Dunk.

            Holty · 22/04/2016 at 09:52

            if it helps, im trading Davis. cant see him making much more money even if he plays again. The other 2 should play again at some point and will make you money. Might be im stubborn but i refuse to trade dunkley and gresham at present as they have not made me any money.

              Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 09:58

              Is 26 trades too little at this point????
              I might get rid of one so I have a loophole as well as many in the future.

                Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 10:04


murray · 22/04/2016 at 09:13

thanks SS

Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 10:01

Does anyone know when B.Crouch is meant to be fit to play? I couldn't trade him out last week due to internet outage and am thinking of holding onto him if he is only out for 1 more week.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 22/04/2016 at 10:32

    Was hoping he would have gotten the call up this week but that was just wishful thinking. Campo says they won't risk him and AFL level and was a chance to play in the SANFL. It was confirmed he's not playing at either level and he says "He’s a player that we think can help us long term so with his (injury) history it’s not worth the risk (of throwing him straight into the AFL).". This may mean he will go through SANFL level first before jumping to AFL which means he misses 2 more games. I'm giving his glass body the flick.

      Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 10:42

      Thanks JN13. I should learn from last year and get rid of players that have injury clouds surrounding them. Trouble is finding someone to trade too

    MY TWO CENTS · 22/04/2016 at 12:03

    Maybe 2017?

Joel · 22/04/2016 at 10:05

This could be very significant come finals time.

    hedski · 22/04/2016 at 10:17

    Nice work didn't know about that

      Jonathan Camac · 22/04/2016 at 11:44

      Significant stuff there.

Ron · 22/04/2016 at 10:05

I have Seedsman in DEF, Papley FWD , Hewett MID, Oliver MID, Hold, Trade 1 or 2?

    Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 10:07

    I think trading out Papley makes sense, BE getting high and his job security isn't great

      Ron · 22/04/2016 at 10:12

      Should I do Pap to Byrnes
      Upgrade Seedsman or you reckon hold him until he really starts to struggle.

        Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 10:32

        I originally was going Brown to Byrnes but someone on here suggested Paps to Byrnes which I think is a much better idea. So that's what I am doing now. As for Seedsman he has a breakeven of 62, so he shouldn't lose money or much money this week. You could hold him for a week and get a better idea next week. I wouldn't rush that decision this week. I am in similar position with J.Lonergan and I will be hanging onto him this week.

shammers · 22/04/2016 at 10:06

I'm literally stuffed this week now that Davis has been dropped. Only got 7 midfielders guaranteed game time with B Crouch, Gresham and Gore currently sitting on the bench. I know Petracca has been named but what are the chances of him getting game time? Got 40k in the bank at the moment so there's no chance of an upgrade. Could either go for a mid pricer, or downgrade to a rookie. Need your help community.


    GoHawks · 22/04/2016 at 10:12

    You havent got a fwd that you can swing into the mids for Petracca?

    Gary Lyon · 22/04/2016 at 10:14

    Petracca won't play on sunday sorry champ. your stuffed sorry shammers

    hedski · 22/04/2016 at 10:14

    Swing petracca fwd bring a benken or kedge mid and bring a bench player on in fwds

      Jesse Levesque · 22/04/2016 at 10:15

      Yeah leg hurts

    shammers · 22/04/2016 at 18:34

    think i'll end up going B Crouch down to Petracca and then swing Menadue into the mid. Cheers for the input community.

Brad Andison · 22/04/2016 at 10:09

Hey Guys. Who's the best mid option to bring in under 562K???

Need help

Thanks boys

    GoHawks · 22/04/2016 at 10:45

    Selwood or JPK

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:24

    Got large plums? Zaharakis.

    Small plums? Sloane.

    Raisins? Selwood.

Shake n bake · 22/04/2016 at 10:14

Need to start 2 of Dea Weitering or Byrne jones?? Cant loophole with Brown already on bench??

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:07

    Dea and Weiter?

      Jonathan Camac · 22/04/2016 at 11:42

      Would go Dea and Weitering. The two proven performers atm. DBJ hasn't had enough games to show us consistency yet.

Grahame Lebroy · 22/04/2016 at 10:19

I'd probably say either Selwood or Sloane, maybe Armitage

GoHawks · 22/04/2016 at 10:41


Trying to work out which of my defensive players to start on field-

Locks – Rance, Laird, Simpson, Weitering, Adames
Need to choose 1 out of- Byrne -Jones, M.Brown, Hartley

Thoughts please?

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 11:22

    Byrne Jones he's a running out of half back type defender who in theory should pick up more touches than the other two.

Tommo09 · 22/04/2016 at 11:08

Will Petracca play???

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/04/2016 at 12:01

    Depend on garlett. if he gets through training today petrecca will be an emergency if not he will play according to roos last night.

    Over to u Jeffy.

      I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:08

      Be a real shame if someone put a crowbar across Garlett's knee. A real shame

Liam · 22/04/2016 at 11:17

What's everyone doing with paps ?
I think I might hold him

    Kev · 22/04/2016 at 11:23

    Reading the comments on this thread seems many are trading him for Byrne-Jones

      Liam · 22/04/2016 at 11:31

      Including you Kev ?

        Jonathan Camac · 22/04/2016 at 11:41

        I've got DBJ in. Port have said that he has earned his spot, and it is his to lose. Papley seems close, if not has maxed out in the money department too. I think trading him is an inspired decision, community.

    I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:11

    It's not essential but it could be a while before paps starts making money again. But a trade to 2 dads DBJ will keep the cash gen rolling fast

Jonathan Camac · 22/04/2016 at 11:40

I'm trading gout JJ, obviously. But was thinking instead of bringing in Suckling, I might go for Fantasia. Is some $85k cheaper than Suckling, and his scores haven't dropped below 80 in three games! Thoughts community? Inspired or insipid?

    I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:06

    Not stupid at all. But just don't expect him to be a keeper. So plan to move him on later. Shame you missed his first price rise

rea · 22/04/2016 at 12:01

JJ for Heater or Rance or anyone else?
Parley for DBJ via DPP or anyone else?

    I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:27

    I'm sure you will be able to pick Rance up for cheaper later. I'd go heater. I do like the Fwd-Def link that comes with the DBJ trade

Doc · 22/04/2016 at 12:04

Who to trade out community – Papley or Milera.
Both going in the short term.

Milera obviously injured and no use for the loophole this week as crows play 1st game.

But keeping Papley may actually lose money so thinking best to pull the trigger now, then Milera next week.


    I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:29

    In your situation I'd get rid of Milera. Paps could still make it to 300k slow burn. Milera very minimal chance of that heppening

      Matt · 22/04/2016 at 23:05

      What would paps be priced if he averaged 50 or less?

I N Pieman · 22/04/2016 at 12:14

Great to see Hewett & L Mccart back this well. Certainly has changed my trading plans. Still torn on whether to move paps on for 2 dads DBJ or hold & hope

Ace · 22/04/2016 at 12:20

JJ needs to be traded but to who is the question Docherty, Rance, Heater,
Paps needs to go too – DBJ via DPP or go for a fwd?

tim · 22/04/2016 at 12:24

How's going to score more for the season Rance or Heath Shaw

    Southern S · 22/04/2016 at 12:33

    He's 78 points behind in total but I'd still say Heath Shaw at this point.

Monkey_Magic · 22/04/2016 at 13:51

Dump him INP, unless he tons up his cash generation is going to be painfully slow and after his offerings over the past couple of weeks, he Gone!

Sean · 22/04/2016 at 14:30

where is dunkley at? is he injured? Havent heard much

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