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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?


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Mac

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.

The Updater

Menadue has a BE of 30, Hold

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

Tommy

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

Browny59

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

Hanners, Pridds Neale or Sloane dog

Jake

Hanners, Sidebottom or Selwood

oliver

Hanners

Vinny

anybody just waiting for supercoach to clock over…

Iamme

Yep…cant wait to tradeout Fyfe

Vinny

that was quick

I N Pieman

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

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.

Chill

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

Kyle

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

Sidebottom for a POD? Otherwise Priddis?

Luke

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

Kev

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

@randomcliche

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

olly

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

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

Southern S

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

What do people think of Shane Savage?

Banned_34

No for me. To inconsistent for his price

Southern S

Risky, goes missing.

Sparrow

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

Banned_34

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

Hawks

Great score, well done.

Southern S

Congrats!

Jim

I got third with 2448 haha

Crowmagnon

Well done Jim, very nice score.

Banned_34

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

Crowmagnon

Congratulations Banned!

Boltons blues

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

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

Boltons blues

Dea has a b/e of 67…

Marcus

No way his breakeven is 5

Tim

Nope, it's 67.

Pjay

67

Paul

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

Tommo09

His BE is higher than 5 I think

Wayno76

My phone app says his break even is 67

Purple Rain

I reckon Derek might even burn a trade this week

Derek

i reckon you might be right.

The Ranger

its Shaw'o'clock

SCaddict

Ohhhhhhh yeeeeeeeahhhh!!!!!!

Derek

Fyfe to Shaw looking good

SCaddict

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hold both

Southern S

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

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

Southern S

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

Matt

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

Will Wright from GCs replicate this week's effort?

SCaddict

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

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

SCaddict

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.

Southern S

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

Leeds17

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

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.

Thanks

Danners

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

Matt

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

Mongrel punt

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

SCaddict

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

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

Matt

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

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

neither will be top 10 mids so no point tbh

lolattack

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

Derek

JPK and Sloane

Southern S

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

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

Hawks

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

HOLLA

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

Danners

Sounds good if you need PODs

Hawks

Thoughts on Fyfe to Tom Scully?

Looks like things have clicked for Scully.

Danners

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

Tommo09

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

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

Hawks

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

magpie4ver

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?

Danners

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

magpie4ver

True

Southern S

Agreed.

Holty

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

Still early days.

The Ranger

Big breaths Holty, big breaths..

Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shake n bake

Im thinking B Kennedy might make way this week.

magpie4ver

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

Brad

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

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

Harry

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

Very nice trades

Leeds17

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

james

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

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

oliver

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

Brad

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

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

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

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

Southern S

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

Brad

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

You Silly

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

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

Thoughts please

Hawks

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

Danners

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

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

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

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

Who is the best option

Boomer

Buddy

j.Riewoldt

n.Riewoldt

Cashcows

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

None of them

Leeds17

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

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

Go for Tom Lee instead.

Leeds17

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

Derek

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

oliver

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

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

Any trades that are a must here? Thanks

magpie4ver

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

SCaddict

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

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

Bang bang!

Derek

I assume you already have Shaw?

burndog

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

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

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

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

Yeah. I started with Shaw.

Southern S

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

james

been thinking about this one the last couple days

Zorko

or

Dahlhaus

Kev

Zorko

Flex350

Dahlhaus

oliver

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

Andrew

Priddis or Jelwood for Fyfe?

Westy

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

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

Make that fyfe to pendles

Derek

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

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

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

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

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

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.

cheers

Derek

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

Fyfe to Selwood
Kennedy to Dahlhaus
Thoughts community ?

Southern S

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

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

Roger

Pendles**

Southern S

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

Roger

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

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

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

Nice work.

Tommo09

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.
Thoughts????

Tommo09

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

breakevens

Tom Lee from St Kilda

Southern S

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

Tommy

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

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

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

Luke

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

CVT

I have Gawn already

min0008

Dea to Lee
Ben Kennedy to Selwood
Thoughts community?

Southern S

Not bad but prefer Parker or Pendlebury.

min0008

I've got both.

Southern S

Got Danger?

min0008

Got Danger, Ablett and Wines as well

Southern S

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

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

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

breakevens

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

The Beard

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

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

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

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

Southern S

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

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

Derek

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

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

Derek

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

Thank you. I am leaning on Hanners.

Pendles and Priddis are other options I guess.

Jake

Parker or Hanners for the win this week

Adrian

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

Thoughts?

Holty

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

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

Josh

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

Shaw-laird-Gibson-weitering-dea-dbj

Parker-danger-pendles-pridis-shiel-zaha-rich-mills

Nic-Gawn

Waite-hall-merit-wells-Adams-Kerridge

23 trades (had to sideways Fyfe to Parker)
90k

Thoughts???

Tommy

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

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

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

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

Add to the list of the damned – Chad Wingard?

TRIGGER HAPPY

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

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

Steeeve

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

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