RD5: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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BarronCoachKingsLogoThe biff is back.

In a round where a number of epic melees dominated the AFL landscape, many rejoiced in the fact the masculine side of the game has made a spirited comeback.

There was also plenty of biff SuperCoach-wise as well, Community.

Big Maxy Gawn biffed Ivan Maric into oblivion, while the dynamic duos of Selwood / Dangerfield and Sidebottom / Pendlebury absolutely walloped Port Adelaide and Essendon respectively.

It was another ripping CoachKings round as well, with Tom “Bigdog” Rolton from the Morphett Arms Hotel biffing all opponents comfortably to triumphantly take home the round win on a MASSIVE 1155 CoachKings. Word is Tom will be on the podcast with Jock, Crouching and Higgo tomorrow.

The Heroes

Max Gawn (156 SC)

Has publicly stated he wants to become the AFL’s number one ruckman and boy did he make a statement on Sunday night. Gawn owners were like Monty Burns pictured below when they saw his score on 128 at half-time. Could have been so much more, but gave away a couple of free kicks when the game was already won. Still an absolute behemoth performance.

MONTY Burns loves his Supercoach

Steele Sidebottom (155 SC)

The great Sidebum was back to his best on ANZAC Day as he cruised around, racking up touches and sharking goals at will. Four majors to go with 33 possessions in a best on ground performance. Could be a legit replacement for Fyfe is he keeps this sort of form up.

Luke Parker (129 SC)

Is cementing his status in the top echelon of midfielders in the competition. After sitting on around 80 at half-time was unlucky not to score more. Has laid to rest doubts as to whether he will be top eight midfielder this season. Get him in your side.

Honourable mentions:

Joel Selwood (138 SC), Patrick Dangerfield (137 SC), Jack Viney (135 SC), Toby Greene (129 SC), Kade Simpson (128 SC), Todd Goldstein (124 SC).

The Villains

Josh “Lock Down” Gibson (56 SC)

A harsh lesson to all those who locked him in after his big 191 in Round 2. Gibbo is a defender who likes to run free, but every now and then he will still get a lock-down role. Although his opponent Taylor Walker did not set the world on fire, he still required close marking from Gibbo, resulting in a low score.

Robbie “The Grouch” Gray (56 SC)

Has looked very angry the last couple of weeks. His team is shit and he is fuming about it, as you can tell by the picture below. If you have him, I’m not saying trade him by any stretch of the imagination. But if Port keep playing like this and Robbie keeps getting angry, it will become concerning. Please bounce back soon, Rob.

OSCAR the Gray

Zach “Stage Fright” Merrett (49 SC)

Few would have predicted such a dramatic fall from grace. Previously the darling of the SuperCoach community, Merrett was tipped to have a big impact on ANZAC Day. Sadly it was not to be, as the young man, like the majority of his team-mates, looked completely overwhelmed by the occasion.

Bacher “Ticker” Houli (46 SC)

I have allocated a fourth position in this category purely to point out how extremely disappointing Bacher has been for the past two weeks. Started the season in spectacular fashion, leading many to pre-empt him to be some sort of defensive saviour. Sadly, Bacher then proceeded to produce two of the most insipid performances in SuperCoach history.

Honourable mentions:

Matt Priddis (84 SC), David Zaharakis (80 SC), Darcy Parish (50 SC).

The Redeemers

Heath Shaw (132 SC)

Those who own Shaw would be pleased with his reinvigoration, while non-owners will be looking to pick him up this week at a discounted price following his sub-par 70-odd last week. They can do so knowing that he is back in form and still capable of taking the position as number one defender by season’s end.

Ollie Wines (123 SC)

Many lost faith and jumped off and the man with a glistening quads would have taken great pleasure in proving them wrong. Back to his contested best, with a whopping 10 tackles to go with his 24 touches. Is slowly rejuvenating.

Michael Barlow (128 SC)

The potential loss of Fyfe could be a blessing in disguise for young Michael. If he keeps scores like this up, those who kept him will be rejoicing. 32 touches with 14 tackles. Would have been an even higher score if he didn’t handball so much. Still, looks like vintage Barlow is back. Hallelujah.

Honourable mentions:

Scott Pendlebury (120 SC), Tom Mitchell (113 SC).

The Prodigies

Darcy Byrne-Jones (102 SC)

A small beacon of hope in an otherwise deplorable Port Adelaide side. Looks extremely mature for a bloke who has played just three games. Provides plenty of run from defence and wants the ball in his hands. Play him on your field this week.

Tom Papley (78 SC)
The Papsmear seemed to thrive in the wet and proved to those owners who kept him that there is still some cash growth in him yet. Two goals, eight marks and 20 touches capped off a good return to form.

Lincoln McCarthy (79 SC)

Like the majority of his team-mates, enjoyed a nice stroll in the park against an insipid Port Adelaide which helped him to a good score. Also proved how foolish Brad Scott was to drop him in the first place last week. Snagged a couple of majors as well.

Honourable mentions:

George Hewett (70 SC), Mason Cox (70 SC).

The Damned

Nat “Durability” Fyfe (50 SC)

Don’t get me wrong, I love the bloke. At his best he is the most majestic plyer in the competition. But he seems to pick up niggles and injuries consistently. Will be out for an extended period with his latest leg injury. Sadly, his owners must look to…

Ben “Care Factor Zero” Kennedy (50 SC)

Was he even playing? Only time I saw him was when he was sitting on the bench, and he looked pretty comfortable there. Didn’t appear to have any desire to get back out there and stop his SuperCoach owners from being a complete laughing stock. An absolute disgrace.

Alex “Elbows” Rance (86 SC)

Still a possible top six defender, but Rance owners will face a difficult decision with the key backman set for a stint on the sidelines after the elbow incident on Jack Watts. It was a bizarre and irrational act, something not thought possible from a man of such pristine looks.

Honourable mentions:

Dustin Martin (70 SC), Tom Ruggles (50 SC), Sam Gray (47 SC), Matt Dea (42 SC), Connor Menadue (36 SC).

Over to you Community, who were your Heroes and Villains from this round?


Mac · 25/04/2016 at 19:53

Thinking of going Fyfe to Selwood/Parker at this stage then waiting to see rookie breakevens. Ben Ken and Menadue look like they have just about maxed their cash generation.

    Lachie · 25/04/2016 at 21:38

    Ben Ken has the ability to clock a tonne once more, so I'd release Menadue first

    Fevolution25 · 25/04/2016 at 21:54

    I'm holding both for the moment, gone Fyfe to Parker and Dea to shaw

    The Updater · 26/04/2016 at 08:14

    Menadue has a BE of 30, Hold

    As For Fyfe see how long he is injured for , not currently known
    1 week HOLD
    2 weeks- 3 weeks CONSIDER TRADING
    4 weeks+ TRADE

      Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 10:19

      he is having surgery so it will be longer than a month

Browny59 · 25/04/2016 at 20:05

What are people's thoughts on who to replace Fyfe with? Have Parker, Danger, Pendles, Wines and Armitage as my premo's already and 117k in the bank.

    Iamme · 25/04/2016 at 20:07

    Hanners, Pridds Neale or Sloane dog

    Jake · 26/04/2016 at 15:44

    Hanners, Sidebottom or Selwood

    oliver · 27/04/2016 at 10:09


Vinny · 25/04/2016 at 20:08

anybody just waiting for supercoach to clock over…

    Iamme · 25/04/2016 at 20:09

    Yep…cant wait to tradeout Fyfe

    Vinny · 25/04/2016 at 20:10

    that was quick

I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 20:10

Seems lots of cows have hot expiry at the same time. Ben Ken more like barbie, Menacrap, the Dea. Problem is Fyfe must be dealt with first. Just when you think you have everything planned it all goes pear shaped

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 21:01

    Mencacrap still has a low a BE of 29 so he can wait a week or two. Like all rookies around the $200K mark (or less) they only need one decent score to become a cash printing factory again.

    Smear and Hewett are back in business after a good weekend, for those that held, with the Lions and Dons up next.

      I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:04

      Held both SCA. Very pleased with the outcome. Both papsmear & Hewy easily earned a spot next week

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/04/2016 at 15:15

    At least u have a plan. Everything I try goes belly up.

    Getting a bit sick of reading this one: "that is his lowest score for the last 5 years" usually followed by the obligatory curse ….. just brought him in!

    Priddus and Houli two prime examples.

    Houli dooly – thought he was a premium keeper gave me 60's since bringing him in. He better come good.

    Heaven help Shaw owners as he is my next trade in target either this week or next. Sorry lads.

      Mister_Spock · 26/04/2016 at 20:46

      Feel your pain.

      I brought in Rance last week.

      Before that it was Robbie Gray in for Toby Green.

      Before that it was Dusty for Rockliff.


Chill · 25/04/2016 at 20:16

Well I hope BenKen or menadue or both get dropped so I can sit them on the pine. Fyfe to Parker for me.

Kyle · 25/04/2016 at 20:20

Thoughts on who to get for fyfe? Already have danger, parker, selwood, wines, zaharakis… I want to steer away from ablett like Jock, looking closely on pendles after today

    bAps · 25/04/2016 at 22:08

    Sidebottom for a POD? Otherwise Priddis?

Luke · 25/04/2016 at 20:20

Does anyone remember the 2009/2010 Supercoach Seasons when we had Michael Barlow and Greg Broughton from Freo Dockers as the 2 highest scoring outstanding rookies? From memory Broughton was a $89k buy and Barlow similarly priced. Both went up over $450k. I remember Barlow polling ton after ton as a cheap rookie. Still one of the best rookie buys I think ever in any season. Those who jumped off him will be spewing. I never started with him this season but he could be a POD now that Fyfe is down

    I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:08

    The lesson for those that did Luke is you don't trade premos unless they are injured or suspended. Or more than than not it comes back to haunt you. I've learnt my lessons. I held Barlow despite the pain

Kev · 25/04/2016 at 20:23

Realise it mucks up your article title, Big Carl, but can we have a megacrap category for SGray?

    I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 20:26

    Just add a useless category

    @randomcliche · 25/04/2016 at 21:38

    Hells yeah. M 'useless, good for nothing' Kreuzer

olly · 25/04/2016 at 20:29

What are the communities thoughts on mtthew wrigh low score of 89 high score of 111 averaging 95 and priced at 412k, is he a good upgraded for menadue

    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 22:16

    Interesting player, did average 88 a couple years back, if you are looking for a risk/reward selection good for it

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:04

    Was good for his starting price and congrats to those who had the plums to pick him, but as of now it's high risk as he's very doubtful to be a player that comes near the premo category for the midfield, he might be passable for an F6 though……..if you have the faith he'll score well all year.

    Not for me.

HallyM8 · 25/04/2016 at 20:34

What do people think of Shane Savage?

    Banned_34 · 25/04/2016 at 20:39

    No for me. To inconsistent for his price

      HallyM8 · 25/04/2016 at 23:11

      There isn't a single defender who isn't inconsistent no matter the price this year, he's racking up the pill in a young gun rising team

    olly · 25/04/2016 at 20:40

    good POD

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:05

    Risky, goes missing.

    Sparrow · 26/04/2016 at 19:17

    I like him. Important part of Saints team. Would be high on shopping list if not for other priorities

Banned_34 · 25/04/2016 at 20:36

BANG! Just got second overall for the round with 2454 – stoked

    Purple Rain · 25/04/2016 at 20:48

    Well done mate, keep it going !

    Hawks · 25/04/2016 at 22:03

    Great score, well done.

    I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:09

    Enjoy the coin

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:05


    Jim · 26/04/2016 at 09:45

    I got third with 2448 haha

      Crowmagnon · 26/04/2016 at 16:47

      Well done Jim, very nice score.

      Banned_34 · 26/04/2016 at 21:41

      Nice. Got the call from the supercoach gods today (herald sun). Might have to invest in some kitchen strainers!!

    Grahame Lebory · 26/04/2016 at 09:52

    That's awesome great effort

    Crowmagnon · 26/04/2016 at 16:46

    Congratulations Banned!

Boltons blues · 25/04/2016 at 20:36

I might hold benken for another week, I just think he is better then what he has been, trading out Dea and Fyfe

Other problems include, menadue, AMT and obviously benken with his crap couple of week, but I'm holding him, I think Dea is the bigger issue

    Luke · 25/04/2016 at 20:50

    Ben ken breakeven 54 matt dea breakeven 5. You're silly!

      Boltons blues · 25/04/2016 at 20:59

      Dea has a b/e of 67…

      Marcus · 25/04/2016 at 21:02

      No way his breakeven is 5

        Tim · 25/04/2016 at 21:18

        Nope, it's 67.

        Pjay · 25/04/2016 at 21:22


          Paul · 26/04/2016 at 16:22

          Averaging 71 though. Playing Carlton next week too. Keep and have on field IMO

      Tommo09 · 25/04/2016 at 21:15

      His BE is higher than 5 I think

        Purple Rain · 25/04/2016 at 21:30

        BE – 67 ,he's played 5 rounds , BenKen- BE-51

          Pjay · 25/04/2016 at 22:07

          I wish it was minus.
          67 with a 59.1% chance of achieving it

    Wayno76 · 25/04/2016 at 21:29

    My phone app says his break even is 67

Purple Rain · 25/04/2016 at 20:45

I reckon Derek might even burn a trade this week

    Derek · 25/04/2016 at 22:38

    i reckon you might be right.

      The Ranger · 25/04/2016 at 23:12

      its Shaw'o'clock

        SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 23:15

        Ohhhhhhh yeeeeeeeahhhh!!!!!!

          Derek · 25/04/2016 at 23:35

          Fyfe to Shaw looking good

            SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 23:54

            Yes probably a wise move as it's maybe not 100% clear what elite mid to jump on right now. One thing we know for sure is that Heater will be a top player in his position and he finally seems to be getting his act together.

JJB · 25/04/2016 at 20:46

What to do with Wingard &/or R.Gray – thoughts please.

Thinking of trading out Fyfe for Selwood – also have Dangerfield in same mid-field

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 20:56

    Definitely keep Gray as he'll get through this rough patch sooner rather than later. You could trade The Chad but he's worth bugger all now anyway so many owners will probably just hold and hope for the best.

    Mongrel punt · 25/04/2016 at 21:02

    I reckon keep them. They're good players they're not injured. Don't burn trades unless u have to. I stuck with barloiw Shaw and Greene and it has paid off.

    Harry · 25/04/2016 at 21:37

    They're both killing me too but not even thinking about trading them out. Gray is a gun. Wingard… well has to pull his finger out. But all in now as to trade him you just lose a stack of money

      SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 22:30

      More pain could be ahead has The Chad is looking doubtful for this week after suffering the delayed effects of concussion.

      Unfortunately proving to be one of the dud picks of 2016 along with his pal Sam Gray which I'm not sure many saw coming.

    Derek · 25/04/2016 at 23:06

    Hold both

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:27

    Wingard is a kinda maybe trade in my eyes. Averaged 100 (2013), then 80 (2014), then 100 again (2015)

    Maybe it's his off year?

    You don't trade out Robbie Gray if he's not injured, that is certain.

goran · 25/04/2016 at 20:52

Matthew Boyd. Get him in!! Could easily be a top 3 defender from here on out with Suckling and Murphy out indefinitely

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:07

    Dropped a lot in price and not convinced by one good score against brisbane.

    Matt · 25/04/2016 at 23:20

    Great call. Had a very nice price drop and Doggies can't really afford to rest him anymore with Murph and JJ out. Suckling should be back in a couple of weeks but Boyd has averaged 95+ for the past 8 years. I'll look to grab him next week

Westy · 25/04/2016 at 20:52

Will Wright from GCs replicate this week's effort?

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 20:54

    Not at the Cattery. But if he does he'll be the most traded in player in the history of Supercoach next week ha ha.

      Iamme · 25/04/2016 at 20:58

      If he scores 40 he will be the most traded in next week.

        SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 22:20

        He'd have to show me a little more than that lamme. That 142 will quickly drop out of his pricing and then you could be stuck with a KPP that gives you 50s and 60s most weeks and cost you a pretty penny for a rookie to bring in.

        He's obviously off to an impressive start and if he can produce a solid performance against the Cats then there will be plenty of interest next week.

    I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:17

    If he was a ruck fwd different story. As a fwd only it's a trap. KPP always up & down & his bye week rules him out for me

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 22:58

    He'd want a 75+ at the cattery for me to lock him in.

    Leeds17 · 26/04/2016 at 06:09

    I was really impressed with his work around the ground I thought he was more of a stay at home forward but his short spells in the ruck and work leading up the wings was very good.

oldmate65 · 25/04/2016 at 20:57

I'm looking to upgrade BenKen this round, got 279k before making the trade.

Anyone got some potential targets?

Can either be Forwards or Backline players because of AMT's DPP.


    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 22:15

    Dusty is cheap if you don't have him. Boyd, Z.Merrett, M.Robinson are just a few

      Matt · 25/04/2016 at 22:18

      Dusty will drop further, can probably pick him up for 450k in 2 weeks time

Mongrel punt · 25/04/2016 at 20:58

Are there any good rookies on the bubble this week. Looking to downgrade Dea and either manapoo or Ben k

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 21:11

    Lee and O'Brien are the only real bubble boy options and neither are likely to be huge 'must have' earners. If Petracca plays this week I reckon some coaches may pull the trigger early and bring him in straight away.

      Mongrel punt · 25/04/2016 at 22:32

      Agree. I'll be holding my trades this week and See how petracca goes next week.

    Matt · 25/04/2016 at 23:21

    Tom Lee had a strong game against GWS. Doesn't look like a SC scorer but should hold his spot for a few weeks if he can maintain that performance.

James · 25/04/2016 at 21:02

Horror season so far, burning trades like nothing thanks to injuries. As a way to actually bring in a keeper this week how does Fyfe to Sidebum and BenKen to Ward sound?

    lolattack · 25/04/2016 at 21:08

    neither will be top 10 mids so no point tbh

      lolattack · 25/04/2016 at 21:10

      take your pick out of these 10 – ablett, dangerfield, parker, hannebery, priddis, pendlebury, r. gray, s. mitchell, selwood, rockliff

        sam · 25/04/2016 at 22:01

        ward not better than rocky really

        Derek · 25/04/2016 at 22:41

        JPK and Sloane

      Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 22:00

      Ward is ranked 11th at the moment and is in good form, hard to say at this point whether he is top ten, will probably be close.. With fyfe out of the race another spot opens up too.

      bAps · 25/04/2016 at 22:12

      Serious? Ward is killing it, and with Pendle's dip in form, Sidebottom is a very valid option.

    Hawks · 25/04/2016 at 21:10

    Sidebottom misses too many games for my liking. Worth looking at JPK or Pendles.
    Ward is a great trade.

      HOLLA · 26/04/2016 at 11:20

      Sidey will play every game from here. What more do you want?

    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 22:14

    Sounds good if you need PODs

Hawks · 25/04/2016 at 21:06

Thoughts on Fyfe to Tom Scully?

Looks like things have clicked for Scully.

    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 21:39

    If you need a POD maybe, but he would not be a keeper

Tommo09 · 25/04/2016 at 21:12

Shocking score of 2069 and dropped out of top 2000.
Who for Fyfe???
Have GAJ, Danger, Parker already
Thinking S.Mitchell, or Hanners???
Also, Kennedy, Brown, Menadue, M.Crouch, do they go???

    Boltons blues · 25/04/2016 at 21:19

    Hanners Priddas pendles Selwood all good options for Fyfe
    Menadue > brown > crouch and Kennedy are tied depending where your team lies

    Hawks · 25/04/2016 at 21:29

    Pendlebury for $580k, time to buy.
    Robbie Gray buy in 2 weeks time, currently $550k and going to be cheaper.

magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:34

Is anyone thinking Jarrad Waite, I wanted to bring him in 3 weeks ago but everyone says don't do it? 5 games 5 tons?

    Lachie · 25/04/2016 at 21:37

    too late if anything

      magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:40

      You think? his break even is really low. He's avg 137 and BE is 87.

        Hayley · 26/04/2016 at 16:55

        North have had a soft draw to start the year. Reckon they'll get rolled this week by Footscray. They finished top 4 last year, so their draw is only going to get harder. They have a 6 game stretch where they play Hawthorn, Geelong, Sydney (in Sydney), Adelaide (in Adelaide) and West Coast (in Perth) with a game against Richmond and a bye in between. I reckon they'll struggle in the back half of the year too, when they have to play mostly top 8 teams and a few top 4 teams for a second time.

          Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:16

          I agree with all your points although the game vs the doggies might be closer than people think.

          JJ, Murphy, Tom Boyd, Caleb Daniel and Suckling all out. Then again the dogs have a lot of depth.

          Can't ever write off North if they are playing well though, Should be a cracker.

    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 21:40

    Paying way too much for him if you want him, might as well go Dahlhaus if you are spending that kind of money

      magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:46


      Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 21:57


    I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:21

    2 trades. You will need to move him on at some point. Probably sooner than you think

      magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 23:10

      I wont need two trades just 1

        magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 23:11

        if i did do it it would be Ben Ken to Watie

        Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:15

        I think he is implying he won't be a keeper…………so one trade in, and another one back out.

    Holty · 25/04/2016 at 23:10

    he keeps proving everyone wrong. Im still waiting for him to spud it up like he does every season but it hasnt happened. I still cant bring him in though from his previous history.

      Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:16

      Still early days.

      The Ranger · 25/04/2016 at 23:19

      Big breaths Holty, big breaths..

        Paul · 26/04/2016 at 17:14

        He regularly had starts to the year like this when he was at Carlton, only to get a 2 week injury that somehow turned into "out for the season" or he'd headbutt someone or kick someone in the balls and miss a few weeks…it's only a matter of time.

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:22

    Jarrad Waite for 575k.

    Read it back again.

    Jarrad Waite for 575k.

    Look in the mirror.

    Read it back one more time. There, now the crazy thought is out of your system.


    Northerner · 27/04/2016 at 04:58

    North's structure has changed this year. They made it difficult for GCS to transition and yet transitioned themselves incredibly quickly which is just benefiting Waite over all others as their lead-up forward. It will come down whether you believe teams will work out a plan to stop their transition. I was at last week's game and they were very impressive. Can't remember seeing such quality quick team ball carrying from defence into the forward 50.

Goles · 25/04/2016 at 21:34

I have 340k in the bank. Could possibly do two upgrades. No trades are needed for injuries or terrible runs of form/change of roles in team (except bartel who has been less than ideal scoring wise). Which rookies should be downgraded this week if at all. Who should I look to upgrade rookie wise? Let me know where to go and what to do please

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 21:43

    No popular rookies are in the "must trade" category this week imho. BenKen, Dea and Weitering all appear close to cull worthy but plenty of coaches will be holding them at least another week. Another significant score and they'll all make more cash.

    In my own circumstance I really want to get Shaw in this week so I'm cashing in Dea and Weitering. I'm giving BenKen one more week against the Saints but another 50 odd and he'll be history in Addicts too.

      Derek · 25/04/2016 at 22:44

      I was thinking I need Shaw this week, although he does have the Hawks. Might go Fyfe to Shaw

      Shake n bake · 26/04/2016 at 09:56

      Im thinking B Kennedy might make way this week.

    magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:44

    tom lee is one in def….he will be on the bubble this week

    Brad · 25/04/2016 at 21:49

    You should definetly look to uprade 2 players with that money in the bank.
    If you've got players such as Dea, Mills, B.Kennedy and other players around that $300 k mark look to trade them for some premiums.

      Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 22:53

      Mills has a BE of 1, he's just coming off a 94 no way should anyone consider trading him!

    Goles · 25/04/2016 at 22:47

    Thanks guys. Will do a dea to shaw myself aswell seeing as his price has dramatically dropped. This would however mean my backline has 4 premos compared to forward line of 2 premos. Problem?

      Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 22:54

      Only a problem if you think it's a problem. Consider going for cash generation if you want the risk, Tom Lee from Saints on the bubble.

Harry · 25/04/2016 at 21:39

I have just enough money to trade Fyfe to Pendles and Dea to H. Shaw. Whilst it sucks to have to trade Fyfe, not bad timing with Shaw probably never going to be cheaper and Pendles back to midfield where he'll pump out 120+ averages

    Derek · 25/04/2016 at 22:45

    Very nice trades

    Leeds17 · 26/04/2016 at 06:10

    Doubtful Shaw will go up in price this week but still good trades

james · 25/04/2016 at 21:39

hello community not the greatest of weeks for me scoring a 2011, but would like some advice on my team

DEF: Laird, Adams, Houli, Weitering, Dea, ByrneJones (Byrne, Ruggles)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, Gray, Taylor Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK: Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch)
FWD: Hall, Wells, Kerridge, De Goey, Benken, Tipungwuti (menadue, Petraca)

Got 518k in the bank and ranked around 10,000
Who are my priorities to trade

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 21:54

    Whoever gets dropped from their team this week, maybe BenKen, Menadue, Dea?

    oliver · 27/04/2016 at 10:17

    Hi James if it were me I'd look to upgrade menadue or kennedy. Dalhause would b my choice.

Brad · 25/04/2016 at 21:44

This is what i'm thinking of doing (I've got $137,000 in the bank)
Fyfe to Sam Mitchell
Dea to B.Smith / S.Hurn / D.Rich / S.Biggs?

Just not sure who to trade Dea for.

Any thoughts?

    magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:49

    Dea still has money to be made but if you want to out him then do it…….he had 1 bad game. I suspect that the Bombers fair better against the Blues next week worth keeping?

      Brad · 25/04/2016 at 21:54

      Yes fair call. Only thing is i need to strengthen up my backline as i have Laird, Bartel, Kolodjashnij, Weitering, Dea, Adams on my field

        magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 21:58

        Take ur chances…..its up to you mate! Go big or stay home. Cheers!

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 21:56

    Personally wouldn't trade any of those options in, go for 500k premo defenders.

      Brad · 26/04/2016 at 19:35

      I can't afford them as i only have $440 k

    You Silly · 26/04/2016 at 12:49

    Why would you trade Dea to another player who is a stepping stone to a Top 6 Defender? Waste of a trade mate. Yu are meant to trade Dea either DOWN to a Cash Cow Rookie on the Bubble or UP to a Premo Defender…

Mika · 25/04/2016 at 21:56

Trading Fyfe to hanners, but looking at rockliffs low price is tempting, could save a lot of cash!

Thoughts please

    Hawks · 25/04/2016 at 22:00

    Ignore Rocky, remember last year.
    Injured…returns…scores well…injured….
    Rocky is a trap.

      I N Pieman · 25/04/2016 at 22:31

      I remember that well hawks

    Danners · 25/04/2016 at 22:12

    Wait a couple weeks on Rockliff, see if he can get through a couple games first. Fyfe to Hannebery is a good trade though

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 22:16

    Rocky still has a massive BE and has the Swans up next so could be sub $450K soon. Not a trade for this week as I see it.

      Kev · 26/04/2016 at 07:48

      I'm happy to give Rocky a miss this year. He needs to get back on the park and show some consistency in his footy again.

Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 22:08

Not worth the cash saved, you've already used a trade getting rid of Fyfe, could be two more on Rocky if he hurts himself again.

Rocky isn't 100% at the moment. I'd go for Hanners or Pendlebury.

cameron · 25/04/2016 at 22:21

Who is the best option





    Cashcows · 25/04/2016 at 23:23

    Probably in that order you have. But I'd go none of them.
    Boomer keeps defying the rules of age and turns it on every now and then.
    Buddy is buddy.

    breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 09:30

    None of them

Leeds17 · 25/04/2016 at 22:26

Is it too late for Ciaran Byrne & Joshua Wagner? missed big price rise with both but both looked the part on the weekend and especially in Byrne's case i think there's more to come from him the more he plays.

    SCaddict · 25/04/2016 at 23:02

    I'm always loath to bring a rookie in after they've already had their first price rise. Next week if they score a 50 odd then that trade doesn't look so flash as it might right now.

    Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:09

    Go for Tom Lee instead.

      Leeds17 · 26/04/2016 at 06:03

      Did look good against GWS but JS looks a worry to me,

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 10:09

    too late. if you get them now you are paying more than everyone else did and therefore at a disadvantage.

    oliver · 27/04/2016 at 10:22

    Agree mate Byrne in particular looked good I don't think it's a cardinal sin to miss 1 price hike as long as u think his JS is strong he should net upwards of another 200k.

Lesley · 25/04/2016 at 22:26

Can I get help…worried my back like is collapsing: Houli,Laird,Birchall,weitering,Adams, Dea.

Any trades that are a must here? Thanks

    magpie4ver · 25/04/2016 at 22:32

    No….Rance is out for 2 weeks hold for sure

    SCaddict · 26/04/2016 at 00:07

    You could look to bring in Shaw as I intend to do this week. I'll be culling Dea and Weitering to make that happen as I believe both are very close to maxing out in price if they haven't already.

Tophawk · 25/04/2016 at 22:27

I have just gone Fyfe to Sidebottybots and T Mc Kenzie to Simpson, the dishwasher.

Bang bang!

    Derek · 25/04/2016 at 22:48

    I assume you already have Shaw?

      burndog · 25/04/2016 at 23:42

      I'm taking the risk and waiting a week on Shaw. His B/E is 122 this week. I think that up against the Hawks he might not quite hit that. I don't have quite enough to trade Fyfe to a solid mid AND upgrade a youngster to Shaw this round…so I guess the risk is kind of necessary.

      My biggest worry is Pendles or Sidebum?

        Derek · 26/04/2016 at 10:08

        Shaw won't get any cheaper. the 70 he scored against port will fall out of his 3 game average next week, meaning his BE will be very low (assume he does ok against the Hawks this week). Its either this week of next. Seeing Fyfe needs to be replaced, it is an easy trade for me.

        i'll only need to get Mcveigh in the team in a few weeks once he is cheaper, hopefully have 6 keepers then.

          Burndog · 26/04/2016 at 10:31

          Solid plan as always Derek. I'm waiting a week because I need to swap Fyfe for a decent mid or risk being a little thin in the middle. Only burning one trade this week, so hopefully have the good fortune of getting Shaw at or around his current price.

            Derek · 26/04/2016 at 10:38

            the only thing against Shaw is GWS draw.

            They play hawks this week followed by Fremantle in perth, Suns (easier), but then Dogs, Adelaide, Geelong & Swans.

            But Shaw is a defender so might see plenty of the ball.

      Tophawk · 26/04/2016 at 09:25

      Yeah. I started with Shaw.

Southern S · 25/04/2016 at 23:00

Biggs is a trap I reckon, not going to increase enough to be a premo. Had big games against carlton and freo only.

james · 25/04/2016 at 23:15

been thinking about this one the last couple days




    Kev · 26/04/2016 at 07:49


    Flex350 · 27/04/2016 at 02:26


    oliver · 27/04/2016 at 10:25

    Dalhause 4 me although having both at some stage would b ideal.

Andrew · 25/04/2016 at 23:53

Priddis or Jelwood for Fyfe?

    Westy · 26/04/2016 at 07:55

    Depends how your byes stack up. Fyfe and Selwood are the same week. Priddis is the same week as Port (Gray), Western Bulldogs, Sydney (Parker, Hannebury), Essendon and Melbourne.

Jess_coach · 26/04/2016 at 00:04

Hey crew. Have moved up to top 200 and wanted to say thanks to the community and the great advice of members such as Southern, Derek, Topahawk, Pieman, Scaddict etc. Its much appriciated.

Thinking just Fyfe to Ward this week (mostly because he suits my bye structure best, which im increasingly concerned of given my bye week 2 outs). Although Selwood, pendles and Priddis all make a good claim.

Rocky can be gotten for cheaper when he starts performing.

    Jess_coach · 26/04/2016 at 00:26

    Make that fyfe to pendles

      Derek · 26/04/2016 at 09:59

      Well done. Save those trades and don't go chasing a few points to keep your rank.

      Pendles stands out to me as well.

      $47k cheaper than at the start of the year.

    SCaddict · 26/04/2016 at 00:29

    That's awesome Jess! What is your team name as I'm sure plenty in the community would love to know?

    Yes Ward is a very reliable performer (and still in less than 5% of teams) so I doubt he will let you down.

    EDIT: Pendles is obviously a proven champion of the game and Bucks is finally playing him back in the middle where he belongs so he'd be a good selection for the money as well.

      JamiesNinjas13 · 26/04/2016 at 12:35

      SCA, whats the situation on his sore ribs? Will the anzac day game be a one off that he played purely through the midfield because of the special occasion?

        SCaddict · 26/04/2016 at 14:25

        Haven't heard any update on the ribs so I presume they are fine now or at least well on the mend. Bucks copped so much flak for playing Pendles mainly down back in the opening rounds that I think it's safe to say he'll return to his usual role playing mainly onball from now on.

        Of course I'm not the Pies coach so can't guarantee that'll be the case but it would seem to be the reasonable expectation from here.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 00:40

    Wow even with Fyfe you moved up to the top 200! Impressed. You must have a solid team there.

    They are all good players you list there, but only one is a proven ultra premo in my opinion and that is Pendlebury.

    He averaged 124+ from 2011>2014

    His average then slipped to 116 in 2015 but that is still higher than Priddis or Ward have ever managed in supercoach.

    He's been scoring pretty well considering carrying an injury and he looked good on the weekend I'd lock him in while his price is good.

    Selwood is another one that has scored much better in the past but he's never been quite on the level of pendlebury (although close) and I have less faith in him after his average slipped to 105 last season.

    Tophawk · 26/04/2016 at 13:38

    Good stuff Jess! You are on fire! Stick to your structures from here. Trade smart and strategically and try and keep as many trades as you can as they will be like gold come the final rounds. I have been moving steadily up the rankings myself. Around 15000 after round one and now sitting at 3318 after round 5. I am tossing up between Sidey or Pendles as my Fyfe replacement. Last night I was leaning to Sidebottom but this morning I have changed my mind. I think Pendles will be a safer option in the long run. At 580K that is about as cheap as you will get him.


      Derek · 26/04/2016 at 14:13

      wise words. Take the safe option at this stage will set you up well. there are people around you in the rankings who are there on pure luck, others who will panic trade to keep their ranking and others who will take a few un-necessary risks. Keep calm, stick to your plan.

      it's like the melbourne cup. we are just at the winning post for the first time. you have settled well and need to quietly move through the field so you are in a good position when we get to the byes (4 furlongs to go). Hope you still have trades left when we hit the straight.

Roger · 26/04/2016 at 00:08

Fyfe to Selwood
Kennedy to Dahlhaus
Thoughts community ?

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 00:53

    Good trades but I'd take Pendlebury over Selwood, just a personal choice there.

    Dahlhaus seems to be at peak price with a 134 BE, but he's a gun.

      Roger · 26/04/2016 at 00:54

      Yeah I had peddles from the start. Was surprised not a lot of people had him .

        Roger · 26/04/2016 at 00:55


      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 01:10

      Another to consider Parker, averaging 125 and only 580k seems under priced.

        Roger · 26/04/2016 at 04:20

        Got him last week.
        Mid is Ablett, Dangerfield, Parker, Selwood, Pendlebury, Libba, Barlow, Greene.
        Gonna move Greene and Barlow back fwd to upgrade players like Kerridge and either Adams. Tippa or brown, but the way Kerridge is going, I might keep him for a bit or until he loses value.

JAYZ · 26/04/2016 at 04:45

I reckon I'm coming community. Ranked 1200 now! 230k in the bank

Shaw Laird Bartel Rich Adams DBJ – lee byrne

Danger Ablett Pendles Parker Ward Libba Mills Petracca – hewett davis Dunkley

Goldy Gawn – goetz

Dahl Hall Barlow Wells Kerridge AMT – Menadue brown

Luke · 26/04/2016 at 07:22

2317 on the weekend, moved up to 433rd overall and $318k in the warchest with 27 trades.
Only concern at the moment is cash generation with rookies.
Kept the faith in Greene, Barlow, Shaw and Pendlebury so pretty happy at the moment.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:08

    Nice work.

Tommo09 · 26/04/2016 at 07:52

please help community!!!
Def: Shaw, Laird, Weitering, Adams, Dea, Tippa (DBJ, Byrne)
Mid: Danger, Fyfe (going), GAJ, Parker, Libba, M.Crouch, Bennedy, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Gresham)
Ruck: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, Papley (Brown, Petracca)

Please help, am thinking Fyfe to Pendles and maybe Dea to Docherty.

Tommo09 · 26/04/2016 at 07:53

Oh and is there anyone on the bubble this week???

    breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 09:31

    Tom Lee from St Kilda

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:08

    Keep an eye on the young midfielder from collingwood, will be on the bubble next week.

      Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 12:34

      His name is Josh Smith, started shaky but looked very composed. Played more backline compared to the middle but potential to be a very good rookie.

CVT · 26/04/2016 at 08:06

I know I should hold Stefan Martin, but he's making it bloody hard. I could go Martin to Goldstein this week, but I hate sideways trade. Not sure what to do

    Rick Grimes · 26/04/2016 at 08:13

    I'm thinking of going to Gawn. Reckon he'll outscore Goldy.

      Luke · 26/04/2016 at 08:32

      Gawn is a beast. Hit outs to advantage are massive.

        CVT · 26/04/2016 at 09:55

        I have Gawn already

min0008 · 26/04/2016 at 08:27

Dea to Lee
Ben Kennedy to Selwood
Thoughts community?

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:07

    Not bad but prefer Parker or Pendlebury.

      min0008 · 26/04/2016 at 12:10

      I've got both.

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:36

        Got Danger?

          min0008 · 26/04/2016 at 12:39

          Got Danger, Ablett and Wines as well

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:52

            Geez got all the guns it seems.

            What about hannebery averaging 117.8 for 620k?

            Selwood averaging 112.2 so both are good options for their respective prices.

The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 09:14

Lads need some advice who to replace Fyfe for. Play my old man this week!

Looking at Mitchell, Pendles, Hanners or Priddis???

Really want the win this week!

    Chill · 26/04/2016 at 09:21

    Hanners, solid and with everyone picking up Parker I think Hanners is be better long-term option

    breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 09:27

    Stay away from Mitchell gets 80 points from 30 touches
    Pendle always good pick

      The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 09:41

      Was leaning towards Mitchell.

      He has had a good few games of 140+

      Pendles was always my first pick though him playing in different roles worried me. Is he back to mid full time?

      Hanners is obviously the most reliable for 100+ but you'd think any of them would generally pull this.

      Mitchell against GWS
      Hanners against Lions
      Pendles against WCE

      This week is the most important for me to beat the old man lol.

        Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 12:37

        Yeah, pendles played much more through the middle yesterday. Must have gotten over his niggling rib injury. While he made quite a few uncharacteristic missed targets yesterday, he is a quality player.

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:11

        Mitchell is averaging 10 more points a week than he has over his whole career, if you believe he'll hold that for the season at 33.5 years old you're dreaming honestly.

        Sam Mitchell is a trap.

          The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:16

          So who would you be looking at? Pendles? Priddis? Hanners?

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:32

            Pendle and Hanners. Priddis missed a game and whilst durable who's to say he's 100%.

            Pendles looks to have overcome his rib problem.

              The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:42

              Hanners against Lions this week surely scores better then Pendles against WCE over there?

          Derek · 26/04/2016 at 14:00

          Mitchell should have averaged higher the past few years, but he usually has a sit down in the last querter when the game is in the bag. this year the hawks havn't had that luxury, he has had to play full games of footy, and fight to the end siren. that is why is average is up.

            The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 14:07

            So do you believe Mitchell is a better option for the week/year then Hanners or Pendles?

              Derek · 26/04/2016 at 14:22

              not for his price. $600k for Sam is not good value.

              I'd be looking for someone who is cheaper than their starting price so you have an advantage over those who did start with them.

              pendles, pridis and JPK stand out

                The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 19:04

                Thank you. I am leaning on Hanners.

                Pendles and Priddis are other options I guess.

    Jake · 26/04/2016 at 17:30

    Parker or Hanners for the win this week

Adrian · 26/04/2016 at 09:20

Need a bit of help re trades community!

Going Fyfe –> Parker

Then options are:
Dea –> Lee (430k in war chest)
Dea –> Kade Simpson
Aaron Young –> Pendles or Jelwood


    Holty · 26/04/2016 at 09:32

    if u are looking to strengthen the backline, 2 weeks time u will have many fallen premiums after a lot of them stunk it up this weekend. If u do want Simpson though, he wont be getting cheaper for a while.

    The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 09:41

    I'd be going Simpson mate. One trade done for a prem defender locked in.

Josh · 26/04/2016 at 09:32

Community I need some reassurance! Every time I look at my team I see a team that should push out 2300 plus but never get there. Am I going in the right direction and just not getting any luck or have I done something wrong?

My on field team for this week is as follows





23 trades (had to sideways Fyfe to Parker)


    Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 12:40

    You have used a lot of trades early on. Maybe downgrade Rich next week to the young Collingwood midfielder who will be on the bubble, and then get a premo fwd or backmen. You midfield looks pretty set for now. Don't spend too many trades now, as you will need them for the byes rounds.

    Josh · 26/04/2016 at 13:10

    Yeah didn't want to use that many trades but didn't want to hold crouch and Rockliff and forced to trade jj and Fyfe has made things difficult.

    Was planing to pick up the next bubble boys and sit tight till the byes where hopefully be able to pick up a few fallen fwds and def's

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 13:47

    seems like everyone is getting on Parker, his scores are very good, but i do see a downward trend in the number of his disposals per game. he scored well on the weekend because he had twice as many kicks as handballs, usually he has more handballs than kicks, i can't see him keeping this up and the signs are already there of his slowing down.

    On the other hand, JPK's numbers are steadily rising (as he usually does at the start of the season).

    i know who i would be getting, at a cheaper price!

      Josh · 26/04/2016 at 14:34

      Like the logic but I think it only proves hanas is the way to go, of the three he is the only one to not score below 100 this season. You said in 105 games jpk has scored less then 90 12 times, this season he has done in twice in 5. If I was gonna put a premo in it wouldnt be a player having his lowest scoring season in 5 years (Respecting that it is only round 5).

Big G · 26/04/2016 at 09:51

Add to the list of the damned – Chad Wingard?

TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/04/2016 at 09:56

Forgot one Carl.

Chad (WTF happened) Wingard.

Flew out of the blocks but been abysmal ever since.
Can't have a guy scoring 30's on field when guys on the bench are punching out 80's.

Like a bad batch of wine port have gone off and are leaving a bitter bad taste in my mouth.

breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 09:59

Dea's breakeven of 68 would be confident that he can reach that but Ben Kennedy breakeven of 51 maybe one more week

Steeeve · 26/04/2016 at 10:01

Anything to be said for holding this week? Those who don't have Fyfe that is.
BenKen, Menadue, Dea shouldn't lose much money in the next week or two. But in that time we could see Petracca and others emerge. Also premos like Dusty and Robbie Gray should get even cheaper.

    oliver · 27/04/2016 at 10:29

    Stay strong remember Matheison from Brisbane back soon as well if I didn't have Fyfe I would sit tight.

breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 10:10

Ben Kennedy up to Dan Hannebery/Parker
Nat Fyfe to Pendles

    Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 12:42

    Fyfe to pendles is a very nice trade. I am still backing in BKennedy to make 51. He really did stink it up during the 2nd and 3rd quarters on sunday. But with St Kilda this week, he has every chance to get that.

tuxCS · 26/04/2016 at 10:16

Just kinda playing around with some trades here, not sure if im going to do them or not.

K.Simpson, R.Laird, K.Kolodjashnij, M.Adams, J.Weitering, M.Dea (D.BJ, M.Brown)

P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, S.Pendelbury, R.Gray, T.Liberatore, O.Wines, S.Kerridge, C.Mills (C.Menadue, G.Hewett, J.Gresham)

M.Gawn, N.Naitanui (M.Chol [Loophole Player])

A.Hall, Z.Merrett, D.Zorko, D.Wells, AMT, B.Kennedy (L.Mccarthy, C.Petracca)

246K in the bank.

If i am going to make any trades this week it will be an upgrade and a downgrade. I was thinking:

M.Dea to T.Lee (on the bubble this week)
and B.Kennedy to L.Dahlhaus

These trades seem to be alright to me, even though Dahlhaus will drop in price eventually i don't think he'll go below 525K and T.Lee seems like an average player, if he keeps up an average of 60 he should hopefully go up to 250 – 300k, and as a bench player thats all i can ask for. I still kinda want to wait another week, but is there any point? Sure im using two trades but its to help further upgrade my team and get it closer to full Premo, so surely it isnt a bad thing to do it early? I'm just worried that Dea and BenKen are going to come out with two scores of 110 and then put them back on track. So should i hold, or trade?

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 10:50

    team looks good.

    Weakness i can see is having to play 3 defense rookies on the field without a loophole option available. Adams has been very good, but other two spots is a lottery every week. I would be looking at your defense to upgrade before your forward line.

    Shaw is cheaper than Dahlhaus! Shaw is $50k cheaper than his starting price where dahlhaus is $20k more expensive.

    You can make one trade Dea >>> Shaw and still have a $3k left over.


      tuxCS · 26/04/2016 at 10:53

      Tell you what Derek, that's incredibly cheeky and i love it, thankyou for doing the maths for me 🙂

        Derek · 26/04/2016 at 11:12

        Having KK at D4 will be a nice feeling.

battlewolf87 · 26/04/2016 at 10:31

hold or trade wingard and gibson, have ahd them from the start and wingard has been terrible and is not just not touching it. Played a lot of the game on ball last week and couldnt get near it.

also is it time to trade dea and kennedy..dont look either can make their breakeven

James · 26/04/2016 at 10:37

Who's better out of Simpson and Enright?

    CapTkaOs · 26/04/2016 at 10:56

    Line ball in my opinion. Simpson has a bit higher ceiling. Enright is a bit more consistent.
    I've got Simpson, and more than happy to keep him. My only knock on Enright is he might get rested again at some stage.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:04

    Grab Simpson and don't look back.

    Jake · 26/04/2016 at 20:44


Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 10:40

Hi Community!

This week, i am leaning towards 2 options. I have 433k

Option 1: Upgrade Zac Smith to either Goldy/Gawn/Mumford
Option 2: Upgrade either Menadue or BenKen to an ultra premo like Priddis/Parker/Hannes (I am 6k short of Danger)

Would love to hear your opinion or any others players that would fit the options which are potentially better options.


    Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 10:41

    I forgot to add i already have Stef Martin in the ruck and i have Pendles, Ablett, Sidebum, ward and selwood in the middle

      Derek · 26/04/2016 at 11:14

      option 1. but don't ask me to choose between them

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:04

      Agreed upgrade Zac Smith.

Mitch · 26/04/2016 at 10:53

Is it worth going Martin to goldstein with 789k in the bank. Worried on Martin's output since hes concussion. High BE too.Already have Gawn

    Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 11:12

    He is a premo, usually dont trade premos unless they injured or absolutely stinking it up. Martin will come good

Steele · 26/04/2016 at 11:00

G'day community.

Thoughts on Tom Lee's job security?

Matt Dea has a break-even of around 68 i believe….. Might be time to trade him down to Tommy.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:03

    He might get rested this week making your decision easier who knows. Could be kept with a BE of 67 though won't bleed much if he doesn't hit it.

The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 11:03

Lads what are the thoughts on Fantasia nice quite 101 on the weekend.

Low score of 87… Sub 400k.

Looking as reliable as any defenders bar the super elite? Thinking might be worth locking him in the defense and riding him for a while.

    The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 11:27


      The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 11:30

      Why nah?

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:02

    While he looks like a really good footballer 369k is just too much for the young fella.

      The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 12:25

      That said if you could pick up a defender averaging 90+ with a low end of 87 and top of 101 thus far for sub 370k you have to think about it don't you?

      I mean Rance, Houli etc all going all over the place and 150k+ more…

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:34

        True but Fantasia is unproven. It's a risk I would personally take before players like Biggs, Rich etc

          The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 12:57

          Rich is inconsistent though and soon as he cops a tag he loses half his score.

          Fantasia has quietly racked up 87 as a minimum which I can handle in inconsistent defense if you get my line of thought?

          Fork out 500k+ for Rance/Houli etc who one week get 120-140. Next week 40-60… Next week 70…

          This blokes 150k cheaper and looks like you should bank on 87+.

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:08

            Sorry if my post was confusing, I'd take fantasia over Rich, Biggs etc etc

            I'm president of the Anti-Rich club.

              The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:17

              Ah lol All good. I'm thinking he's worth the punt for now till the prem defenders clearly establish themselves.

                The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:24

                On that note. Would you think taking Fantasia for his chance of making some money and a minimum thus far of 87 as a defender or would you take Lee for the pure cash and have to play McDonald or Hartley instead?

                  Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:29

                  I'd go the cash generation as the mid pricers are just too risky to make maybe 50k and then have to trade them out again. A bubble defender will make 50k+ in the first price rise and maybe up around 200-300k if things go well for them.

                  Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:30

                  But hey if you get it right on someone like fantasia you will not only have a good D5-D6 but also a player that not many will have and could make a difference week to week on gameday.

                    The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:41

                    Yeh i guess I will have a think on it. My original pick was Lee this week though looking into it I'm like ok I make another 100-150k out of him then sell him if he continues to play for a month+.

                    Fantasia should make it into the 400kmark which gives me another 50k+ and he along the way should fill a D5-D6 hole for average of 90+ and i'll upgrade him to a fallen premium when they establish themselves.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 26/04/2016 at 13:43

    Sounds like you have convinced yourself Beardo.
    Just make it clear for yourself on what you would like to achieve with him.
    Ask yourself is he going to be a top 10 defender? If not, is he worth 2 trades (trading him in then trading him out to a premium later).
    History suggest that players with <15 games experience will NOT consistently produced 90s that you're after.
    This game is more fun with risks, so go with your gut.

Tom · 26/04/2016 at 11:22

Hi guys,

I am taking into account the bye rounds from now on in regards to trades in which 24 of my 30 players have the bye in the first 2 weeks. So i am looking for players that have the bye in week 3. Whats everyone thoughts on Lachie Neale? He hasnt hit top form yet but his lowest score is 90 at the moment. Only in 1.5% of teams so a nice POD. I was also chucking up Mitchell, Zorko or even Shiel (already have ward) Only midfielder i cant affiord at the moment is Danger so got a nice selection.
Who would you guys go with? Really need your opinion as i am very much stuck with who to go to.

    Falcon · 26/04/2016 at 11:35

    I like neale
    I think he will play better too when freo win a game and also no fyfe

The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 11:25

Just over 2000 This week
Trades to make
Naitanui to Goldy
Ben Kennedy to Waite
Fyfe to Parker
Fyfe to Ward
Fyfe to Parker and Kennedy to Waite
Fyfe to Parker and Nic Nat to Gold
Fyfe to Ward and Kennedy to Waite
Fyfe to Ward and Nic Nat to Goldy
Naitanui to Goldy and Kennedy to Waite

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 11:34

    forget about NicNat to Goldy, sideways trade.

    do you have danger, pendles, JPK, shaw or priddis? i would have them all ahead of Ward and Parker.

      The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 11:39

      I have Priddis

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 26/04/2016 at 11:42

      Agree with all those except JPK ahead of ward and Parker. I would say the 3 are all at least on equal footing. Ward just had a quiet week. Don't see JPK outscoring the others as the fab 4 share the points .

      What are we gonna do with old mate Chad Wingard? Very tempted to hit the T button.

        The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 11:46

        Had wingard first week then traded for merret so what is the final verdict

          Derek · 26/04/2016 at 12:11

          i would hold NicNat, and get dangerfield or pendlebury.

            The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 14:03

            already have dangerfeild

              The Gawnstein · 26/04/2016 at 14:09

              and i have to trade fyfe out

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:01

    Nic nat is going fine, wouldn't do that trade till later in the year or if forced to by injury, for all you know goldy might get injured next week.

    Waite is a forward line risk, as was merrett so you don't want too many…….

    Go Fyfe to Parker, Pendles or Ward.

    breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 15:09

    Not a fan

The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 11:32

Follow the trap!

MY TWO CENTS · 26/04/2016 at 11:32

Gave Smith one more chance but again failed to deliver the goods. So thinking if going:

Smith – Goldy
Sheridan -Lee

Gives me Lee, dbj or Hartley at d6 but figure one of those 3 and Goldy is going to outscore Smith and Sheridan.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 11:58

    Good moves.

Falcon · 26/04/2016 at 11:33

Im looking at the trades for the week
In thinking a side of gray to neale no fyfr will let yhe little fella spread his wings
Also dea out
And with dea out sets me up for hanners next week

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 11:57

    As in Robbie Gray? bad move.

      Falcon · 26/04/2016 at 12:25

      Yeah robbie
      Playing like garbage
      I havent looked at who they have over the next few weeks yet
      But seems disheartened atm

        Derek · 26/04/2016 at 13:04

        are you serious?

          Falcon · 26/04/2016 at 15:59

          Yeah im thinking about it
          I havent jumped off greene, shaw or barlow yet, so i dought ill make the switch
          But i just feel like robbies out of form and this week was played fwd so coz he couldnt get near it

    Jake · 26/04/2016 at 20:43

    Keep him mate. Last thing you want is to trade him out, regains his form and everyone gets him for 60k cheaper in a couple of weeks time. I didn't start with him and he's definitely on my radar.

breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 11:37

relevant rookie breakevens

Byrne-Jones: -78
Tom Lee (bubble): -60
Josh Wagner: -52
Ciarn Byrne: -34
Lincoln Mcarthy: -28
Michael Hartley: -4
Sam Kerridge: -9
Tom Ruggles: -5
Mcdonald-tipungwati: -4
Callum Miles: 1
Jarryd Lyons: 3
Mitch Mcgovern: 1
Mitch Brown: 12
Ryan Davis: 18
Greg Hewett: 18
Daniel Rioli: 23
Connor Menadue: 30
Corey Ellis: 32
Ben Kennedy: 51
Matt Dea: 68

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:31

    Where are you getting your breakevens from?

    Dea 67
    Brown 11
    Menadue 29
    Byrne -35
    Hartley -5
    AMT -5

    There's probably more but I can't even be bothered honestly.

      MY TWO CENTS · 26/04/2016 at 14:12

      U do realize they r only 1 point different. Maybe rounding up or down?

      Geez give the guy a break.

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:30

        I just find it odd so many are wrong………..

    Tommo09 · 26/04/2016 at 15:51

    Thanks @breakevens

The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 12:29

Which Midfield player should I be adding this week lads tossing up between Sam Mitchell, Pendles, Hanners, Priddis.

I am facing my old man this week and must top him lol.

I have to trade Fyfe and currently have Danger, Parker, Gaz, Zaharkis, Gray, Libba & Mills in the mids with him.

I'm thinking S Mitchell has the more explosive scores though Swans facing Lions this week make Hanners the better target most likely for the WEEKEND? Again eyes majorly on the win for this weekend lol. Family banter.

    Big G · 26/04/2016 at 12:54

    When I trade in a premium, I like to think long-term (e.g. who will average the most over the year). All your options should average over 100. I am dealing with the same question myself (see below). I think Priddis and Pendels are the most consistent, but Hanners most likely to go very big on a given week and the most expensive.

      The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:19

      So who do you think would be best for the overall and this weekend?

      Priddis against Pies
      Pendles against WCE
      Hanners vs Lions…

hedski · 26/04/2016 at 12:31

Fyfe to Jelwood
Dea to Docherty
Bang bang

    tophawk · 26/04/2016 at 13:58

    I like it. I am going T. Mckenzie to Docherty and Fyfe to Pendles. Bang Bang! And good riddance to that spud Mc Kenzie. What a dud. Cheers

Matt · 26/04/2016 at 12:36

Hi community, is it too early to trade out Weitering? I can swing him forward and upgrade to Barlow. Now that fyfe is out indefinitely I think Barlow at $470k is well worth it

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 12:39

    From Spudlow to hero! All within 5 weeks!

    He probably is worth it at that price, yes.

Big G · 26/04/2016 at 12:50

Looking at trading Fyfe/Wingard this week. Looking at Hanners, Pendels, Priddis, C Ward, Jelwood, S Mitchell, Sidebum and Barlow. Thoughts?

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:00

    My order would be Hanners, Pendle, Selwood, Ward, Sidebum, Barlow, Priddis.

    Has a couple of crap scores under his belt, hasn't played all the games so probably isn't 100%. His only big score this year is vs brisbane.

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:04

      *Reasoning for Priddis on the bottom of the list at the moment. is he has a couple of crap scores under his belt, hasn't played all games etc etc. Plus his average of 113.3 last year was propped up by that freak 192 score against Gold Coast.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:01

    Also wouldn't get S Mitchell either, he would go between Barlow and Priddis, don't trust him to score like this all season, or his body to hold up.

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 13:19

    i think you have to hold Chad. I know his scores are aweful, but back him to come good. lose too much money to trade him now.

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:41

      Yep it's a tough call to make, he's had 3 stinkers in a row now though and his BE is 157.

      Can totally understand wanting to trade him out but he's already dropped 90k so holding is probably the way to go, in a few rounds he'll most likely be going back up in value.

        Big G · 26/04/2016 at 14:35

        Apparently Chad may be rested again this week. He was really bad last week.

        Big G · 26/04/2016 at 16:31

        I am leaning towards Pendels and Ward. Another option I considered is Hanners and R Gray. What do you think?

    SCaddict · 26/04/2016 at 14:31

    Geez there are actually people now thinking of trading IN Barlow!

    I guess a week is a long time in footy hey. 🙂

    Hopefully he doesn't return to his spudlow ways at the Crows this weekend.

      Big G · 26/04/2016 at 14:36

      I guess a lot of people are re-considering him with Fyfe gone.

        SCaddict · 26/04/2016 at 14:42

        Yep I realise the goal posts have moved but they were also playing the Blues at home and Freo's next three weeks look horrific.

        Just funny how he was one of the most vilified fantasy players in the first month who was supposedly old, slow and the game had gone past him. I just takes one awesome score to change our mindset.

        Trust me I hope this is the new Barlow as I still have him in all my fantasy teams but I just can't forget the past month either.

The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 12:55

When you get an answer let me know! LOL. I'm tossing up on Hanners, S Mitchell and Pendles most likely.

Iamme · 26/04/2016 at 12:59

J.Lonergan for Benny Reid as a POD? Lonergans B/E is 82 this week and judging from what he's shown me so far….I think he will struggle to achieve it. If Reid can stay injury free I think with his DPP status will make him quite a handy pick-up.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:07

    Nah, mid pricer for another mid pricer. Make some cash and go premium instead. Might have to trade in Tom Lee defender bubble rookie.

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 13:18

    going from someone who will give you 75 average to someone who will also give you 75 average, plus both are DPP. can't see the logic. pass.
    trade in a keeper or a rookie

Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 13:03

Sam Gray. Hold or trade. And if you say trade – who is a good option? Cheers community.

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:05


      Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 13:12

      Not even two weeks ago you were telling me trading Barlow out was a must. This is when I was recommending everyone hold Barlow. How times have changed Southern S 😉

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:13

        That's interesting because I kept him in the end lol, What article did I make that comment?

          Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 13:21

          It was in 'Round 3: Trading Bonanza'. I was giving a call to hold Barlow, but also to be wary of BenKen – as he had just got two 100's in first two rounds, and I was just telling everyone he would likely drop heavily from there. I also mentioned that he wasn't a definite, must-have lock in your side. You disagreed with both points, haha.

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:27

            Well he was a viable trade option after those two 60's he looked freakin terrible. After he got the 80 I was saying hold though as his breakeven was at 88 if I remember correctly (maybe round 4)

            If he'd ended up a Sam Gray it would've been a different story I guess, I was very close to trading him out but I think I had Rocky and crouch to get rid of that week.

            That's supercoach I guess can't predict them all.

              Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 13:30

              Exactly – and looking back, I wish I had traded Sam Gray earlier! But seems I am stuck with him for now. Definitely can't predict anything in this beautiful game!

                Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:35

                Yep I've had my fair share of problems, traded in JJ only for him to get injured, so wasted 2 there.

                hedski · 26/04/2016 at 14:00

                Dont stress jono I traded s.gray to fyfe last week…

          breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 15:12

          Southern S you told me to trade out Barlow as well
          Didn't though because your comments are always false

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:21

            Just like your breakevens are false? lol

            There is nobody that doesn't get something wrong from time to time, and never have I stated that my comments are 100% correct, they are opinions only. Grow up.

            Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:31

            Aha one more thing.

            You're the same person that said it was the last chance to get Merrett before his price rise. How did that go?

            Now I'll leave it at that, enough of the petty banter and accusations of who is wrong and right.

            We're all trying to succeed in this magnificent game and there's always going to be ups and downs.

              breakevens · 26/04/2016 at 18:31

              Ahahaha I was just joking buddy
              good banter though ahaha

    FavalinkoUBeauty · 26/04/2016 at 13:53

    I moved S Gray to Pendles both have dropped in price. Gray lost $90k, Pendles lost $40k so i am $50k down but i did make $50k on JJ.

      Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 16:16

      Seems like a good move to me though! Good stuff

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:36

    After reviewing my comments in that article I never said that trading out Barlow was a must, I merely presented the case for trading him out.

    Yes I said ben kennedy was a must because he had an average of 110 and was cheaper than a lot of rookies and had good job security.

    Will be getting players like that each and every year if available, would do it again and again.

    Sure he didn't set the world on fire but he had a solid foundation for a good cash cow.

      Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 18:25

      That's exactly my point, mate. 2-3 weeks ago you were presenting a case to me of why I should trade Barlow out. And now you're presenting a case to trade him in. My point is this: what are you basing your suggestions on? Because in round 2/3 you suggested his age was the cause of his decline – and now he's an option to trade in?

      Also, don't know what planet you're on – but BenKen was most definitely not cheaper than most rookies – in fact he was one of the most expensive.

      But in the end I agree, we don't get it right all the time. I'm not saying you need to. I just question what you're basing these suggestions on, thats all. What a magnificent game we play community.

        Paul · 26/04/2016 at 19:10

        They case for Barlow is a hell of a lot different now than it was 3 weeks ago though. Barlow with Fyfe and Mundy in the team is not in the midfield. Now Fyfe and Mundy aren't in the team, he's just about their number 1 inside mid. I traded him out before round 3, and there is a chance I'll trade him back in in the coming weeks given the circumstances.

          Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 19:25

          You make a good point Paul, and I tend to agree. But you didn't write Barlow off because of his age three weeks ago..it was purely on form and/or role I assume. Different stories.

            Jonathan Camac · 26/04/2016 at 19:27

            But again I'll say that I know we won't always be right. A lot of the time I'm wrong in fact. Just important for us all to check as to why we are writing a person off and holding/trading them.

Holsh · 26/04/2016 at 13:27

Dea or Weitering first to go?
And K Simpson or Docherty best option to replace?
Thanks community

Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 13:37

Tough call on both the outs and ins.

I'm thinking someone will get dropped or rested out of BenKen, Menadue and Dea.

Impossible to predict who is a better option out of Doc and Simpson fairly sure Simpson was playing the loose man in defense last week but that could change. Both seem like viable options.

    Tommy · 26/04/2016 at 14:00

    Dea might be the first one out for the bombers as Grima played in the VFL last week. Weitering has better JS but that is a very tough call.

      Holsh · 26/04/2016 at 14:20

      If Dea does get dropped he might be the perfect loophole this week with the late weekend fixture. Upgrade Weitering to Doc/Simpson and get a double chance on Byrne-Jones. Then bye bye Dea the following Round.

Derek · 26/04/2016 at 13:54

Before you dismiss JPK as an option, have a look at these numbers.

Since the start of 2012, Swans have played 107 games including finals. JPK has played 105 of them.

Out of those 105 games he has scored 100+, 81 times. Of the 24 times he didn't score 100+ , 12 of them were between 91-99, leaving only 12 times where he has been under 90.

    Lachie · 26/04/2016 at 13:57

    I think Parker and Hanners are stealing his points this year.

    GoHawks · 26/04/2016 at 14:52

    Agree, definately on the radar.

    Always starts a little slow, but once the grounds get wet, and leg speed is not a factor Kennedy will excel again. 3-4 weeks away from being in my team.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 26/04/2016 at 16:54

    The Juggernaut Pill Kollector (as Chicko would call him) is a beast!
    Had him in my side for the past 4 years straight and he doesn't disappoint.
    Something tells me this year is different, Parker and Mitchell has lifted in the midfield and Hanners is Hanners so maybe his points have decreased because of this.
    However he is a massive POD (crazy that he is a pod) Derek, just look at those numbers you put out.

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:09

      I have a feeling he'll get back on track, his scores aren't terrible by any means. Still has a BE of 129 could slip further he would be a steal for low 500k's.

The Mountian · 26/04/2016 at 14:34

With Fyfe out in looking to get a foward in via DPP and im seriously considering waite with all scores over 100 i think he is a keeper. Thoughts

    Josh · 26/04/2016 at 14:41

    As an owner I think North will post large scores all year and he will play a large part in those scores. What I like most however this year is his work rate and his discipline, if he starts quiet he seems to push up and take those up ground marks which better yet tend to result in a long forward entry kick as opposed to a run on hand ball. Negatives – now comes with a price tag

    Juzzy · 26/04/2016 at 15:38

    Personally I would always go for a stoppage, around the packs type . Zorko, Dahlaus etc …
    Having said that I kinda wish I had the balls to jump onboard the "Waite Train".
    Has Bulldogs, then …. Carlton, Essendon, and Saints over the next 4 weeks.
    If you were ever gonna jump on seems like the right time.

Tommy M · 26/04/2016 at 15:08

How long is Matt Suckling out for??
If longer than 2 I'll trade him, if so who should I get rid of him for? I have 81,000K in the bank

    hedski · 26/04/2016 at 15:56

    Says on afllive website he's out for a month tommy

      Chill · 26/04/2016 at 16:13

      Too long to hold. Ill be upgrading him. Very annoyed though. Who to get…

        Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:48

        Not quite enough for Simpson, Docherty, Laird or obviously Shaw.

        Could go for a really risky pick like Fantasia or maybe Bartel. I'd suggest to downgrade to tom lee so you don't have to settle on a mid price player you don't really want.

        If you can see Kade Kolodashni returning to high scoring he's in your price range.

    Tommy M · 26/04/2016 at 17:11

    Would downgrading Suckling to DBJ be a good option then using all the money elsewhere upgrading over the coming weeks?

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:24

      Missed his 84k price rise, if he starts spudding it you'll be kicking yourself.

      Has a BE of negative 78 though, so technically in a better position than the saints Tom Lee who has a negative 60 BE.

      Then again DBJ costs more…………………..

      That's a really tough decision as Tom lee is a KPP who could score very low.

      You could take a huge risk and go with the 100k 1st gamer collingwood midfield rookie who got a 72, if it's possible by shifting some dual position players around. Although I wouldn't suggest to do such a high risk move.

Juzzy · 26/04/2016 at 15:24

Hi Community,

Happy to be sitting at 4000th overall. Mids cool (Mills at M8 getting the job done). Rucks Goldy, Gawn('nuff said). Fwds good(Barlow worst scorer).
Backline … potential disaster … Rookies everywhere. I am getting concerned that I/We may not have viable options to downgrade these guys to.
So, My gut reaction is to trade Fyfe to Hanners, Ward, Sidey etc and trade Dea down to Tom Lee (H.Goddard good in the twos scares me a little).
But with all the solid cover and DPPs in forwards and mids I am thinking about Fyfe down to Petracca or Smith(Coll) and upgrading Dea and another defender next week to solid keepers. Just worried that if I look at my defense in a couple of weeks I might realise that 3 of the 8 aren't playing.
Maybe overthinking but any opinions would be appreciated. Cheers.

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 15:39

    i'm going Fyfe to Shaw this week via DPP. does that work for you?

      Juzzy · 26/04/2016 at 15:56

      Thanks Derek.
      Seriously contemplating that one and then just sitting back with fingers crossed.
      I don't think Dea is a $400,000 prospect so if I can turn him into Shaw this week(via Fyfe to a rook) and have enough money to upgrade another defender next week I will sleep better at night. (seriously my backline is s**t)
      P.S. I read this board often and your insight is always appreciated.. Jus.

Joe · 26/04/2016 at 15:35

Pendles probably comes in for Fyfe for me as my first trade.
With Rance on the pine for a couple of weeks my backs are looking pretty thin, so looking to trade Dea to Docherty/Simpson, leaving me with not much cash to play with.

Would that be a wise move community or should Menadue be downgraded instead? Although I don't see many downgrade options this week.

    GoHawks · 26/04/2016 at 15:52

    Fyfe to Pendles & Dea to Simpson looks good to me.

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:44


Tommo09 · 26/04/2016 at 15:41

Thinking Fyfe to Pendles
Dea to Docherty

Also have Bennedy, Mills, Davis, Menadue, Dea, Weitering, Papley, M.Brown to get rid of too!!
Right time for Pendles???
Keep dea???

    Wattsieesq · 26/04/2016 at 16:03

    I'm holding Dea for one more week. There are no real rookies on the bubble that excite me and I think that against Carlton he'll at least hit his BE.

    Juzzy · 26/04/2016 at 16:09

    They sound like good trades to me Tommo,
    I traded BKen to Dahlhaus last week and it turned out well.
    Dea can really play but I can't see him putting up 100s and his breakeven is getting tricky.
    Good Luck. P.S. Don't trade Mills.

Andrew · 26/04/2016 at 15:52

If I already have Hanners and Mills, is it still a good option to trade in Parker??

    GoHawks · 26/04/2016 at 16:06

    I think thats fine, although you wouldnt want too many more midfield premos having the bye in round 14., although I suspect Mills will have made his money, and be traded by that time.

GoHawks · 26/04/2016 at 16:03

Planning my future moves, and particularly looking at fallen premo's (or close to it).

Guys on my radar are-
Backs – Shaw (2 weeks), Houli (3-4 weeks), McDonald, Boyd, Smith – Already have Laird, Rance & Simpson
Mids – R.Gray (3-4 weeks), JPK (4 weeks), Pendlebury – Already have Parker, Dangerfield, Ablett, Priddis, Ward, Selwood & Libba (?)
Rucks – no need – Already have Goldy & Gawn
Fwds – Martin (4-5 weeks), Dahlhaus, Franklin – Already have Hall, Wells & Barlow

Appreciate your thoughts on if their should be anyone else on the radar.

Shake n bake · 26/04/2016 at 16:12

J Smith only played the 1 game but I know pies are keen to get games into him at 102k makes him very cheep mid option. Is Dunkley to smith valid or wait a week?

    GoHawks · 26/04/2016 at 16:21

    Wait a week, or at least until teams are named

    hedski · 26/04/2016 at 16:46

    Keep your eye on young gray from freo too played his first game on weekend. Not sure how he scored but should get a go

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:59

      238k! Got an 85 from 16 touches and a massive 10 tackles.

Michael · 26/04/2016 at 16:26

Community. I have 524k for any premium for any position except the rucks. Who should I get?

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:55

    Up forward you can afford franklin, down back Simpson and Doch.

james · 26/04/2016 at 16:32

been playing around with some potential trades, and would like some thoughts

Laird, Adams, Houli, Weitering, Dea, DBJ (Byrne, Ruggles)

Dangerfield, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, RGray, Taylor Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch – for loophole)

Hall, Wells, Kerridge, De Goey, Benken, AMT (Menadue, Petraca)

I have 518k in the bank and the trades I was thinking of were
Dea ——> Buddy
BenKen—–> Zorko

i feel like both of these rookies need to go and bringing in the two above will mean my Fwd line will be strong but my only concern is having 4 onfield rookies in the backline, so my question community is it better to trade Dea to a Fwd premo or Defence Premo

finally thanks community for all the advice, im sitting at 10,000 so not panic stations yet

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:53

    I think you could get away with running the leaner defense and in the end you're going to be running AMT in either the forward or backline so results should be the same.

    Buddy and Zorko's ceilings are higher than say a 500k defender generally speaking so I'd go ahead with your plan.

    Derek · 26/04/2016 at 17:00

    Dea to Shaw

      Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:04

      That is a very good option for some reason I had the idea he only had 500k left over after the zorko trade.

      Would go Zorko and Heater.

Michael · 26/04/2016 at 16:41

Community, im upgrading dea this weak with 520k in the bank, whose the best defender to get? my def is shaw, laird weitering dea, adams and b jones? any ideas

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 16:42

    Probably Simpson or Doch.

    Boltons Blues · 26/04/2016 at 18:08

    Look at Matty Boyd, older bloke yes, but, someone has to get the ball down there

Petend My Name's Jon · 26/04/2016 at 16:53

G'day fellas,
Hoping to get some feedback on who you think is the better MID premo option out of:
S. Mitchell, D.Hannebery, C. Ward and Priddis.

I'm thinking Hannebery because they're playing Brisbane but spending that extra 30-40k has me a bit worried..

If you have any other options please let me know!

    Southern S · 26/04/2016 at 17:25


      The Beard · 26/04/2016 at 13:43

      Thanks mate.

Andy · 26/04/2016 at 17:44

Trade out Menadue or Dea ?

    Boltons Blues · 26/04/2016 at 18:09

    Id trade Dea first, high BE has me worried

      Andy · 26/04/2016 at 18:10

      Yeah I know but look at what bloody papley prick did!

        Paul · 26/04/2016 at 18:54

        Dea is one of the last to trade out IMO. Look at his average, he is a good option to have on the ground at this point in time. Menadue is a bench only option.

          Andy · 26/04/2016 at 18:56

          Thanks Paul I agree

Juzzy · 26/04/2016 at 19:00

Probably better value trading Dea. Menadue $100,000 cheaper and lower breakeven. He may be due for some VFL time though. Wait for teams . If Menadue is dropped then maybe worth considering a trade.

Tommo09 · 26/04/2016 at 19:54

Dea to Dahlhaus via DPP
Dea to Docherty
Menadue to Hanners (already have Gaz, Danger, Parker, Pendles)
Kennedy to Premium mid
Kennedy to Dahlhaus via DPP
Brown to Dahlhaus
Brown to Docherty via DPP

Thoughts on these???

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