The Rookie Scout: Round 6

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Barron Von Crow“Fyfe is injured, Suckling is down, Ablett looks beat up, dogs and cats are living together…mass hysteria!”

I think that’s how that Peter Venkman quote went, but even if it wasn’t it certainly seems to be one of the more prevailing cries out there this week in fantasy football.

We’ve had our own mass hysteria moments with our rookies too, thanks to the likes of Ben Kennedy and Connor Menadue, but we also have some good looking downgrade targets emerging too, which is going to be extra helpful as we get ready to cull some rookies and upgrade others. It might be a bit earlier than we’d like, but sometimes tough choices have to be made.



Callum Mills

SC Price: $305,100 | AF Price: $298,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,300
Round 5 Stats: 16 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles, 9 rebound 50’s, 94 SCPoints, 81 AFPoints, 112 CKPoints

Some great work by Mills against the Eagles, running at 87.5% disposal efficiency and doing some great work, both offensively and defensively across half back. He started a bit slowly, but has come into some really good form over the past fortnight and hopefully he can continue that this week against the Lions. His BE is sitting at 1 and it looks like he’ll have at least another 3 weeks before his BE starts hitting around his average.

Clayton Oliver

SC Price: $271,700 | AF Price: $291,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 5 Stats: N/A

Oliver was rested last week against the Tigers, but I’d fully expect him to regain his spot for the Demons this week.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $326,500 | AF Price: $369,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,200
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 20 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 4 clearances, 54 SCPoints, 73 AFPoints, 56 CKPoints

It was tough going for the Bombers on ANZAC Day and Parish had it no differently than the rest of his teammates. His Supercoach scores again suffered a bit from more handballs than kicks, while he also recorded a disposal efficiency of just 60%, as well as notching up 3 clangers. Still, for the most part he’s travelled fairly well this year and was averaging 87 over his prior 3 games before meeting the Pies, so keep hanging on to him and look for him to bounce back against the Blues this week. His BE is starting to get a bit higher, it’s at 54 this week, but his consistent scoring means he won’t face a massive BE over the next few weeks due to a dud score in his rolling average. As long as he continues to score consistently in the 80-90 range he can be started.


Connor Menadue

SC Price: $209,300 | AF Price: $237,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800                     
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Richmond VS Port Adelaide
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 tackles, 2 inside 50’s, 36 SCPoints, 35 AFPoints, 33 CKPoints

Just wasn’t much going on for Menadue last week, producing a crap score of just 36 SCPoints. After scoring 80 SCPoints in Round 1 he has had scores of 63, 31, 58 and 36, which is really not good enough for either starting on field or generating cash. His only saving grace is that his BE is just 29, which is entirely achievable, but his position in the side could be in question after a few bad performances. If you have the cash to upgrade him then go for it, but I wouldn’t be making it my #1 priority at the moment with such a low BE.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $314,100 | AF Price: $398,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 28 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 4 clearances, 115 SCPoints, 102 AFPoints, 104 CKPoints

It was back to his best for the Kedge, producing his 2nd Supercoach ton for the year. He had a Carlton high 509 metres gained, which was 2nd best on the day, behind Danyle Pearce’s 636 metres gained, as well as producing season highs in disposals and tackles. He’s still hitting the clangers pretty hard, notching up 13 over his last 3 games, but he’s still producing some decent scores. That big score has pushed his BE back into minus territory at -9, and it’s starting to look like Kerridge will be the last “rookie” we look to upgrade.

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $287,900 | AF Price: $316,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,100
Round 5 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 54 SCPoints, 49 AFPoints, 54 CKPoints

He looked like a gun in the first fortnight with scores of 115 and 105, but BenKen has only averaged 56 points in his 3 games after that, and completely obliterated his once promising cash generation potential. At this point he’s looking like he’s neck and neck with Connor Menadue on the list of guys we’ll need to trade out in the next week or two. His BE is 51, which is just about what he’s been averaging his last 3 games, so if you have the cash to upgrade him this week, I’d look at doing so.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $231,700 | AF Price: $260,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Round 5 Stats: 20 disposals, 8 marks, 2 goals, 6 inside 50’s, 4 tackles, 78 SCPoints, 107 AFPoints, 93 CKPoints

Tom removed the CRA from the start of Papley last week, with a very good wet weather performance that earned him the Round 5 Rising Star nomination. If you traded out Papley for DBJ, I wouldn’t be fretting too much as I think he still has better earning potential than the Papsmear overall, but his score of 78 gained Paps some more time to earn more money. His BE is 34, which *should* be achievable, and if he hits his projected score of 72 his BE will go down to -4 next week. If you’ve still got him then keep him, and I might even think about starting him against the Lions this week.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $241,600 | AF Price: $249,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 5 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 2 goal assists, 73 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 113 CKPoints

McGovern hasn’t blown us away with any one single score, but has probably been one of the more consistent fantasy footy forwards this year, with scores between 61 and 73 over the past month. As long as he doesn’t have an absolute stinker he’s still got another solid 3-4 weeks to make some cash, so you might be able to just hold him to the bye rounds if he has a big game in between now and then. Perhaps this week against an undermanned Fremantle side might be his opportunity?

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $250,500 | AF Price: $235,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,100
Round 5 Stats: 14 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 2 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 79 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 95 CKPoints

Back into the side after taking a week off in Round 4, McCarthy produced another solid score and again made an impact on the score board for the Cats, kicking 2 goals (he’s kicked a goal in every game he’s played this year). His DE was a tad down at 64%, but still produced a score you wouldn’t be too upset with if you started him at F6. Because he missed a week his BE is slightly behind a few others at -28.


Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $363,400 | AF Price: $306,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 3 marks, 7 1%ers, 1 tackle, 61 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 74 CKPoints

With a BE of 79, we might need to think about calling time on Weitering very soon, probably earlier than most rookies, or ones who have scored as well as Weitering has, but two quiet games has pushed his BE up, and he was more expensive than most every other rookie, so he was a bit ahead of the game from the start. He could still buy himself some more time, if he scores at least 84 over his next two games it’ll push his Rd 8 BE down to 50, which is achievable for sure. Not an absolute that you need to trade him this week, but I’d start making some plans. It will only cost you $140K to upgrade him to a Carlton teammate like Kade Simpson or Sam Docherty this week.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $309,600 | AF Price: $303,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 11 disposals, 5 marks, 41 SCPoints, 48 AFPoints, 49 CKPoints

None of the Bombers really stood out on ANZAC Day, Dea among them, with just the 11 disposals and 5 marks. You’re not going to produce a decent fantasy footy score with that few touches, no matter how well you use it. Dea has a BE of 67, which is high for a rookie pick, but achievable for him, but his days are looking numbered, whether you trade him out this week or not. A popular looking trade is Dea down to Tom Lee, which has currently been done by 31.4% of Matthew Dea owners.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $333,900 | AF Price: $328,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, North Melbourne VS Western Bulldogs
Round 5 Stats: 13 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 9 1%ers, 80 SCPoints, 57 AFPoints, 92 CKPoints

Adams is getting it done at a solid level in Supercoach and CoachKings, although his AFL Fantasy prospects look slightly grimmer, with scores in the 50’s the last fortnight. Obviously he’s not scoring as well as he did in Round 2 and 3, but for a rookie defender, he’s doing really well. I’d guess at this stage that unless he has a really bad game, he’ll still have another solid month of cash generation in him, and is also scoring well enough to keep starting.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $207,600 | AF Price: $213,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,700
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Richmond VS Port Adelaide
Round 5 Stats: 26 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 103 SCPoints, 83 AFPoints, 107 CKPoints

Probably one of the few Power players who can hold their heads high from their on-field performance, DBJ was 2nd for the Power in metres gained with 505, while also being equal 1st in possessions. He had a big $83K price rise in Supercoach and with a BE of -78, he is scheduled for approx. another $73K this week with another decent score. The Power have an easy-ish schedule coming up, with games against Richmond, Brisbane and Carlton, so I’d probably look to start him on my DEF line for at least the next 3 weeks.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $284,100 | AF Price: $283,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,000
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 65 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 81 CKPoints,

He was probably started on-field more than usual after a solid 3 week average of 87 SCPoints, but with how the Bombers got dismantled in the first half, Walla probably did pretty well to score how he did. Not to worry though, the Bombers have Carlton this week, so that might be a bit more even affair, so I would still consider starting him if you have to. Big bonus is his BE is at -5, so there isn’t any need to worry about trading him out just yet.

Tom Lee

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $181,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,500
Round 5 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 3 rebound 50’s, 72 SCPoints, 51 AFPoints, 94 CKPoints,

He’s the 2nd most traded in player in Supercoach this week, with 6% of all teams bringing him in, which is understandable with a few defenders like Dea and Weitering right on their BE. He’s been a forward the majority of his career, but is playing as a defender now and does look to have a bit more ability back there, though there is that saying about how every key defender is just a failed key forward. Either way, he’s holding his own and his JS should be reasonable, so if you are making a downgrade this week, he’d be one to consider and is currently projected for a 50K price rise next week.


Sam Grimley

SC Price: $123,900 | AF Price: $239,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Carlton VS Essendon
Round 5 Stats: 12 disposals, 6 marks, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 76 AFPoints

Grimley has been around awhile now, he was originally drafted in the 2009 draft, but last week was just his 4th career game, after playing 3 games for Hawthorn in 2013. That was probably a decent return for him, he kicked a couple of goals and generally made use of the chances he had. He played in all 3 NAB Challenge games and had scores of 46, 30 and 31, so a score of 56 SCPoints might be a bit of a base case scenario for him if he’s not going to help out in the ruck. That score for a ruckman isn’t world ending though and if all you’re using him for is backup in case one of your main men goes down, then that’s OK. I wouldn’t say you need to go out and immediately trade him in, but I’m sure there are more than a few fantasy footballers who have him in already. Being a RUCK/FWD swing does give him some more appeal though.

Mason Cox

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $143,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800
Round 5 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 11 hitouts, 75 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 79 CKPoints

It was a great debut effort for the big US born Cox, who has made the AFL side after only playing 1 season in the VFL. Like Grimley, he has a RUC/FWD swing eligibility, which makes him an appealing option, and I do like the fact that he’s also helping out in the ruck, which will mean he won’t be goal dependent to put up a score like Grimley might be. The question will be how long does he retain his place in the side and if/when Travis Cloke comes back, will he be dropped? Cloke wasn’t too flash in the VFL, so I’d assume his place is safe for now, so give him another week to see how he goes before thinking about trading him in.


Peter Wright – Huge game for Wright last week and many will definitely will have eyes on him this week. 3 goals and 8 marks, he’ll have an easier time than most young forwards since he has Tom Lynch taking the best defender every week.

George Hewett – Missed a week, but game back with a good effort against the Eagles for 70 SCPoints. If you still have him then I’d hold him again for now.

Liam Sumner – Only 37 SCPoints and 46 AFPoints for Sumner last week, he doesn’t look like he’s a great fantasy footy pick, only averaging 8.5 disposals a game.

Daniel Currie – Solid against Goldstein, but questions whether he’ll lose his spot again to Nicholls or not. Only his first game, so no need to act yet.

Josh Smith – A very nice debut game for the 22 year old for Collingwood, with 23 disposals and 4 tackles. Scored 72 in SC and 89 in AFL Fantasy, he should remain on your radars for now. Dirt cheap at 102K in SC.

Matthew Goodyear –Was a late inclusion, but didn’t set the fantasy football world alight, with just 25 SCPoints and 41 AFPoints.

Josh Wagner – Has played his 3 games, so he’s now 183K in Supercoach, but has looked really good, with 86 SCPoints and 83 AFPoints this week. I’d probably go for Tom Lee instead, but you still might be about to jump on him this week.

Nakia Cockatoo – Now $215K in SC, he did well last week to score 75 SCPoints off of only just 9 possessions.

Tim O’Brien – He scored just 50 SCPoints, but being at the Hawks would make you weary of his JS.

Darcy Tucker – A solid score of 67 SCPoints upon debut, with the Dockers finals chances looking to be down to 0% he should continue to get some games. One more week to evaluate.

Wayne Milera – Missed last week with a quad injury, he’ll be playing footy this week, it’s just a question of where. If you held on to him, just wait for team announcements first.

Mitch Brown – Isn’t gaining a ton of cash, but his BE is just 11, so he’ll hold for a little while yet.

Michael Hartley – A bit up and down, he scores 79 SCPoints last week after scores of just 53 SCPoints and 44 SCPoints the prior two weeks. If you have him, hold him.

Tom Ruggles – Just 55 SCPoints last week, but the Power were pretty bad, so it’s natural a defender might score a bit lower. -6 BE and a projected $28K price rise on the cards.

Ciaran Byrne – Continues to fly under the radar a bit, a really solid score of 76 last week and a BE of -35. Normally we’d be all over him, but he fell behind the other kid with Byrne in his name.


Jade Gresham – Most would have probably traded him out by now, but he had a good day in the VFL on Saturday, with 32 disposals, 8 tackles, 12 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1. He could be back this week, though I probably wouldn’t go trading him straight back in if he was.

Ryan Davis – Was rested last week, but there’s a good chance he’s back in the AFL side this week.

Jason Castagna – A rebounding defender who was upgraded from Richmonds rookie list in March and has been ticking along in their VFL side decently. He had 23 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 4 inside 50’s last week. If Dimma wants to swing the axe then he could be brought in.

Tom Curren – Curren has a slightly elevated SC price at 192K, but did have a big day out for the Sandringham Zebra’s with 32 disposals, 7 inside 50 entries and kicked 3.1

Nathan Freeman – Played in a VFL development match a fortnight ago, but has suffered another hamstring injury at training and will miss one or two weeks.

Christian Petracca – Petracca continued to impress in the VFL as the Casey Scorpions suffered their first loss of 2016, going down by 44 points to Williamstown. Petracca had 26 disposals and was named as one of the best on ground by the Scorpions. Will be debuting this week for the Demons.

Mabor Chol – Chol impressed more than a few of us during the NAB Challenge, but had been fairly quiet so far in the VFL, but managed to have a big impact on the scoreboard last week, kicking 4.1, along with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles in Richmond’s loss to the Frankston Dolphins.

Aliir Aliir – The Swans are obviously looking to bolster their key defensive stocks with the news that Aliir will be debuting this week. He didn’t get a ton if it in the NEAFL last week with 9 touches, 4 tackles and 4 frees against. Doesn’t look like one who’ll be a great SC player, but we’ll keep an eye out for him none the less.

Jack Trengove – Another fantastic game for Trengove as he continues to regain form after missing all of the 2015 season, Trengove had 30 touches and kicked a pair of goals while being named BoG for the Scorpions. It might be tough for them to bring up both Petracca and Trengove, so I can see them taking a long term approach to Trengove and playing AFL footy.

Jonathan Simpkin – Probably just squeezes into the rookie price range at 223K, but has MID/FWD eligibility, which might heighten his appeal a tad. He was very good in the VFL with 32 disosals, 10 marks and 2 goals and after the demolition job the Pies did against the Bombers on ANZAC Day, he could be in line to be recalled after scoring 72 SCPoints in Round 1.

Dean Gore – Gore probably had his best SANFL game on Sunday, racking up 27 disposals with 8 marks and 5 tackles in the Crows 30 point win over Glenelg, though it will take a few injuries for him to be looked at though.

Sam Collins – With Fremantle suffering a host of injuries and still winless, the chances for the kids to be brought up have probably increased. He had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s in the Peel Thunder’s win against Claremont in the WAFL last week and Freo will be taking on a team with a very strong forward line in the Adelaide Crows this week.

Ben Keays – Not as much ball for Keays this week with only 19 touches (he had games of 29, 29 and 39 touches the previous 3 weeks), but made up for in on the scoreboard, leading the way for the Lions booting 3 majors in their narrow loss to Aspley in the NEAFL. Has been announced he will be debuting on Sunday, though it sounds like he may have a defensive forward role assigned to him, which could seriously cut into his fantasy football potential.

Rhys Mathieson – He was injured in the NAB Challenge after a high bump from Jeremy Cameron, but made his NEAFL debut this week and had a big day out, racking up 32 disposals and 6 tackles. He was rated pretty highly during the NAB Challenge, so keep an eye out on him making a return after a few weeks in the NEAFL.

Kieran Collins –  With the Bullies taking on the Roos and their tall forward line next week, plus the injury to Matt Suckling, could we see Collins make his AFL debut this week? He had 14 disposals and 3 marks last week and 13 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles the week before. I’d probably hazard a guess and say if the Dogs do decide to bring in another tall that Joel Hamling might get the first look, but keep an eye out for him either way.

Darcy MacPherson – Was the leading disposal winner on the ground for the Gold Coast in their NEAFL match against the UWS Giants, with 33 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.

Connor Blakely – Another young Freo player who could make his debut soon, he missed the last 3 WAFL games with an injured toe, but had 21 possessions and 7 marks in Round 1 and returned last week to have 32 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 6 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1

Jacob Hopper – It’s certainly tough to break into the GWS side at the moment, but Hopper continues to push his case, leading the way for the UWS Giants again with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles, 13 inside 50 entries and kicked 1.1.

Jake Barrett – Getting better for the Giants in the NEAFL, but like with Hopper, it’s a tough side to break into. He had 31 touches a 3 weeks ago, followed by 27 and a tagging job on Sam Martyn against Eastlake and then another 28 touches, 8 marks and 10 tackles last week against the Gold Coast.

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


SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 12:42

So comprehensive as usual BVC. Really appreciate the effort you put into these scouting articles.

Will see who is set to debut this weekend (in the team sheets tonight) but will probably do the popular Lee bubble boy downgrade and park him on my bench.

    BKW · 28/04/2016 at 14:29

    Agree – awesome stuff, especially around the grounds 😉

    Shake n bake · 28/04/2016 at 16:48

    So if you do that trade addict who goes, weitering or dea?

      SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 17:04

      For me it's Weitering mainly because he's worth $55K more. Also reckon Dea has the slightly more fantasy friendly game and has the lower BE, although Weitering is the better player and does have that one big ton on his resume.

      There's a good chance I'll get rid of the other guy next week anyway so it's one of those six of one half a dozen of the other type of decisions for mine.

      But I'll look at the team sheets tonight and assess all of the options as BenKen is another I could cull this week too.

Michael · 28/04/2016 at 12:43

whose the better choice for dea, docherty simpson or boyd

    Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 13:37

    Simpson for me

    bAps · 28/04/2016 at 16:06

    Docherty. The other two are too old.

    Adam · 28/04/2016 at 20:22

    Docherty by far …. Boyd and Simpson may just be outside top 10

Michael · 28/04/2016 at 12:43

is tom lee a must trade in this week?

    northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 13:16


    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 13:35

    Nope. He's better at hitting opposition players. They don't score overly well

    Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 13:37


    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 14:10

    havn't for a moment considered him

      tom · 28/04/2016 at 14:34

      what trades you making derek?

        Derek · 28/04/2016 at 15:34

        Fyfe to Shaw

        But I can wait a week for Shaw, 122BE and playing the Hawks, could get him about same price next week.

          Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:07

          You might want Smith and Wright next week though Derek?

          If you've considered them that is.

    Hollywood · 28/04/2016 at 20:16

    No he has been dropped

Tom McV · 28/04/2016 at 12:48

I can trade in any forward I want for BenKen I was thinking Zorko or Dahlhaus

Or should I swing him unto the mid via DPP for Kerridge and then trade BenKen out for a 590K Mid premo?

    Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 13:38

    I like to upgrade my mids first. That is where the points are

      Derek · 28/04/2016 at 14:09

      i just look for bargins, don't care where

        Big G · 28/04/2016 at 15:22

        Mids have more chance to go big.

          Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:50

          Shaw had 13 scores of 110+ last year, including a 144, 145 and 164.

            The Weapon · 28/04/2016 at 17:04

            Yeah but that's one player… one the whole the midfield is where the majority of big scores come from

              Average Joe · 28/04/2016 at 17:16

              Yeh but you pay more for mids generally… Any bargain player who is priced below what they should score is a good pick up. If you can pick up Dangerfield for 620k or Hall for 400k, who are you going to get? Hall, because he is better value and even though danger will probably score more, hall will outscore his price by more, meaning you get more bang for your buck. Agree with Derek

                Dean · 28/04/2016 at 19:56

                The name of this game is to geneate cash, are you guys forgetting this. Rule of thumb is try fill your midfield with premo's first unless off course there is a specific player you feel is a must have.

                I'm going Fyfe to Parker then Dea to Wright via DPP this week.

                  Dean · 28/04/2016 at 19:58

                  Sorry that should read "The name of this game is to not generate cash, but to gain the highest points.

                    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:26

                    In an ideal world we could do both!

@t_woof · 28/04/2016 at 13:09

Thanks BVC, very informative.

C-Train · 28/04/2016 at 13:11

Selwood or Ward – can only pick 1, which one will it be?

    northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 13:23

    Tough choice, I like them both. Ive gone Selwood but cant go wrong with either.

    FootyFanatic · 28/04/2016 at 16:08

    Very hard to choose, I'd pick Ward purely because I have Dangerfield

    bAps · 28/04/2016 at 16:08

    Ward for sure. Jelwood burned me last year.

Rick Grimes · 28/04/2016 at 13:23

Fantastic summary mate. Much appreciated

I didn't realise Weitering and Dea had such high BEs. They could both easily achieve them mind you, but I may have to pull the trigger on Petracca this week so I can go bang bang next week.

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 13:38

    I'd wait til he plays his 3rd…..make sure he doesn't get hurt or re-injure. IMO That's what I'm doing.

      Rick Grimes · 28/04/2016 at 13:49

      It's the smart move for sure, but sensible play has got me into a world of hurt this year. Might just go balls out for the remainder of the season.

        magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 15:18

        Cheers ….Good Luck!

Todd · 28/04/2016 at 13:30

Hold on brad crouch or trade for Viney? 20 point average difference

    Higgo's dog · 28/04/2016 at 13:39

    And $200k

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 13:44

    If you've held Crouch this long give him a run this week if he plays. If you start spending 200k on upgrades you'll never get to full premo

I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 13:34

Absolutely love around the grounds BVC. Really superb stuff. The Dockers have banked some pretty reasonable young talent over the last couple of years. You'd think a few at least will get some games this season

    Shake n bake · 28/04/2016 at 16:54

    I'm goin a week early on Tucker. He'll stay in the side prefer him then Lee.

Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 13:38

Intending to hold this week and make no trades.
However, I have Dea, Menadue, Weitering, BenKen.
Wondering if it might be worth trading one player out now so I don't have them all starting to lose money at once? Especially if some promising rookies are emerging soon…

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 13:45

    How much cash you got? This is not a downgrade week.

      Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 14:27

      Yeah that's why I was holding, don't love the look of Lee and would rather see Petracca play a couple before I pick him up.
      I have $140,000
      Team is:
      Back: Shaw, Laird, Kade Kolo, Marcus Adams, Weitering, Byrne-Jones (Dea, Ruggles)
      Mid: Danger, Ablett, Selwood, Libba, Wines, Rockliffe, Mills, Kennedy (Menadue, Hewett, Davis)
      Ruck: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley)
      Fwd: Hall, Wingard, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, McDonald-Tippa (McCarthy, M. Brown)

        I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:44

        Weitering to Simpson could be an option

          Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 15:42

          Had thought I'd keep Weitering as my D6/last upgrade. Has shown he's capable of big scores. But something to consider for sure.
          Dusty and Robbie Gray looking mighty tempting in another week or two.

            I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 15:52

            Both value yes. But check the life support systems of both before picking them off. Not doing much to demand selection ATM

Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 13:39

Great work as always BVC. Your contributions are always excellent and extremely valuable. Cheers

Higgo's Dog · 28/04/2016 at 13:41

Looking to trade in Bartlett or Ray Shaw ? Who should I go for ?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:46

    Bartlett for sure.

    James · 29/04/2016 at 10:02

    Have you had a look at Relton Roberts? Great POD

Jess_coach · 28/04/2016 at 13:57

Gresham to claw his way back and average a 80+ average… i wish..

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:11

    Can't see it happening Jess. Think Brown has more chance of doing that. I've already disposed of both

    Charlie's Winners · 28/04/2016 at 14:39

    Gresham will be back..dont lose faith!

      Derek · 28/04/2016 at 16:48

      i won't be surprised if he is named this week. Did good in seconds last week

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:03

    If he still hasn't played by the time Collingwood's smith or Melbourne's Hypetracca are on the bubble I'd get rid of him. Deadweight.

olly · 28/04/2016 at 13:59

BenKen and Weitering to dahlhaus and zorko

are these good trades community

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:11

    Brilliant. Hope it doesn't weaken your defence too much but

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:44

    Both attainable BE's against their opponents this week. Won't bleed much if they don't hit them.

Michael · 28/04/2016 at 14:05

upgrade weitering or dea to simpson?

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:13

    Flip a coin. Don't think either will make a great deal more

    SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 14:29

    I'd expect both to score similarly from here so I'd get rid of the fatter cow in Weitering.

    Think we could eek out maybe another $50K-$75K from Dea over the next month if he scores ok against the Blues this weekend. There may only be another $25K-$50K left in Weitering if that.

    Simmo should make a nice upgrade to your backline.

      Lachie · 28/04/2016 at 16:18

      weitering has the capability of scoring great scores.

tom · 28/04/2016 at 14:12

Thoughts on trades?
104,800 in the bank and 27 trades remaining.

Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, Adams, Dea, DBJ, Brown
Fyfe, Danger, Ablett, Pendles, Gray, Libba, Mills, Kerridge, Menadue, Hewett, Davis
Goldstein, Martin, Wyatt
Hall, Barlow, De Goey, Wells, Kennedy, McCarthy, Petracca, Tippa

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:19

    Depends on your goals. If your going for rank your team has no POD's. If your playing for league stay safe & shift Fyfe to Parker or someone like that

      tom · 28/04/2016 at 14:29

      thinking Fyfe to Hanners and Dea to Lee then next week De Goey to Ward.

        I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 14:46

        Wait till Degoeys BE reached his AV. Nice trades but

    Jack Blucher · 28/04/2016 at 14:31

    Start DBJ over dea I reckon mate.

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:02


Mickey · 28/04/2016 at 14:29

What midfielder should I pick? Priddis, Parker,Ward, Selwood or a smokey pic Steele Sidebottom

    GoHawks · 28/04/2016 at 14:54


      Andrew · 28/04/2016 at 15:23

      Parker a good option but u can't go wrong with Priddis

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:39

    Priddis is the 'safe' pick but he's only averaging 110 and was out for a game with a groin complaint. He's safe like a stone cottage but also as boring as one.

    Parker is averaging 125 and if you don't get on board now and he keeps going like that you'll be kicking yourself.

    Even if you get him and his average slips to say 115 then he's still a bargain at 580k.

    Ward is also going well, averaging 115 and a tad over his highest average in a season. GWS are really competitive this year and at 26 he's in his prime. Will keep it up in my opinion.

    Good POD factor and great pick, because as you can see from low ownership most are too stubborn to give up on their well known footballers.

    Steele is a gun but beware of chasing big scores, has never averaged like this season (122) and he's only played three games. Compared to Parker this guy hasn't backed anything up with a 98 and a 102. (Parker has two 129's a 116, 92 along with his 161)

    Selwood seems to have lifted compared to last year because he can smell finals football again. Started slow-ish with 22 and 23 touches (scores of 105 and 70) but seems to have hit his stride. Averaging 112.

    In simpler terms Parker, Ward and Selwood for me.

      Mister_Spock · 28/04/2016 at 19:13

      Totally agree Southern. Looking to bring in Jelwood, but also considering Pendles and Haneberry – any thoughts on these three?

        MaccasMarvels · 28/04/2016 at 20:31

        I have Hannebery and more than happy. Very consistent and occasionally goes super big.

        I'm wondering whether Pendles is over the sore ribs? He totally fits the bill of the fallen premo at something like $50K below hsi starting $$$.

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 21:06

        They're all great, so hard to know if pendles will fire, can we doubt a guy that averaged 120-130 for so long?

        I'm going to wait a bit longer on pendles, I'm willing to pay more so not bothered by a price increase, will be saving him a spot though.

        Hannebery gets 35+ touches so often it's a joke. I think he's the most reliable scorer at Sydney and will probably be top SC scorer for them this year. JPK and Parker lurking though, can't be certain of anything at the moment.

        What bothers me about Selwood was those games where he was getting 80's and crap last year. Was there niggling injuries? or just lack of form? All I know is he's looking a lot better this year.

        He had that run of 117-120 average from 2012 through till end 2014, one bad season doesn't mean too much for an SC veteran I'd back him in for a good year.

        I guess Hanne first, Pendle then Selwood but I'm more using last year's form to determine my choice.

Jack Blucher · 28/04/2016 at 14:32

Hey community, is it worth trading In Tom Lee this week for someone like a dea or Weitering or should I just hold both of them

    Michael · 28/04/2016 at 14:36

    upgrade dea to simmo

      Jack Blucher · 28/04/2016 at 14:39

      don't have the cash yet

    SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 14:42

    I think it's worth it, especially if you can keep him off your field, as I expect his output to be a little less than either Dea or Weitering.

    You could argue either way in terms of who should go first between Dea and Weitering but I'd cull the fatter cow in Weitering myself.

Michael · 28/04/2016 at 14:43

is it time for weitering or dea to go?

    Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 15:44

    Not necessarily. BE is below avg so there is potential to make more cash from both.

Mac · 28/04/2016 at 14:49

Is Lee the best downgrade option?

    SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 14:56

    Bringing in bubble boys is usually the safest play and Lee's JS and potential output seem reasonable although not particularly awesome. So he'd probably make a better bench warmer rather than running around out there on your field much like Mitch Brown.

    If you need your new rookie to play onfield then you could look at going straight to Petracca although I'll probably be waiting myself.

    There may be some new alternatives that present later tonight.

james · 28/04/2016 at 14:56

Weitering to Shaw
Dea to Simpson


    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 16:46


    SCaddict · 28/04/2016 at 16:49

    War chest well spent!

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 17:00


CJudd3Votes · 28/04/2016 at 15:01

I feel hesitant to trade out Weitering or Dea given both Carlton and Essendon struggle to hit targets in their forward line giving the potential for decent scores this week, however by the same token is it worth missing the downgrade chance to Lee to see them barely rise in price?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:42

    I feel JS is not 100% for Lee.

rowdz · 28/04/2016 at 15:07

What are peoples thoughts on Pittard, nothing flashy but been very consistent so far.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:42

    Nah, not for me, never ends up good enough.

    Tommy · 28/04/2016 at 17:02

    In past seasons, has significantly dropped off after a fast start. Is looking good though so far this season.

    Slats · 28/04/2016 at 19:05

    Brought him in last week, averaging 27 disposals!! Significant. Will keep scoring well if he's getting that much pill.

The Ranger · 28/04/2016 at 15:13

Top work as always Barron, thanks!

Community, Toby Greene is making eyes at me.
He'd make a handy F7/M9 come season end at worst surely?
Someone talk me out of it.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:41

    Nope won't talk you out of it, Greene looks to be a handy pick up if he can average 100+

    He's averaging 92.8 even with the scores of 51 and 52!

      The Ranger · 28/04/2016 at 15:56

      You're not helping Southern!
      The guys a bloody yo-yo!
      If I do the trades it will be Fyfe and BenKen out for Sloane and Greene.
      I'm not sold on it, just a nice one to chew on for a while…

    The Ranger · 28/04/2016 at 15:54

    What makes you say that Magpie?

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:56

      Must have a crystal ball I guess.

        magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 16:07

        Sound like you do know it all

          Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:58

          Why'd you delete? You're right Greene could have 7 weeks of bad performances, but not all their opponents are tough.

    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 16:43

    Cyril Riloi keeps winking at me, dropped $24k to only $477k.

    after GWS the hawks have: Richmond, Freo, swans, bris, melb, essendon, Suns

    delicious…as Bruce McIvaneny would say

      Derek · 28/04/2016 at 16:44

      I just had a look at Cyril's stats…. did you know his career high disposals is only 26. he got them in the 2012 prelim final and scored 165SC points.

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:59

        wow that's an incredible points to possie ratio

          Derek · 28/04/2016 at 17:12

          last year he averaged just under 100. he had 20 touches in one game only.

Roger · 28/04/2016 at 15:47

Don't understand the lee trade. His never been proven to be great, and his js isn't high. And the scoring hasn't been out of this world. Why not downgrade Kennedy to a mid rookie then upgrade a dea or weitering to a premium def or switch them to a premium fwd if you can.

    Mac · 28/04/2016 at 15:54

    What mid rookies do you suggest?

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:01

      Smith or Petracca, but wouldn't lock them in this week.

      Go for premos with warchest funds that you should have after downgrading to bubble defenders last week!

      Roger · 28/04/2016 at 16:19

      Well I'm not trading in lee because I've got bench Cover in Hartley and brown, I'm trading Fyfe for Selwood and upgrading dea to Lukey Dall via tippa dpp. Lee I feel will be like brown. If he plays, he won't make much money. Never been one to make a lot of cash.

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:57

        I actually think he'll be worse than brown because he won't keep getting games.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:54

    I think people are being hasty on their trades this week, plenty of guys getting axed with attainable BE's.

      Derek · 28/04/2016 at 16:11

      squeeze every last cent out of the rookies before culling

      I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 16:47

      Agree southern. If they get dropped or injured that's a different story. I'm glad I held Papley. There was probably 50-100k value left with some patients. Perhaps more

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:55

        I gave into my dark side that week and got both Byrnes for JJ and Papley.

        But this was a 19 year old guy who got a 46 and a 24 (BE 62), and with 4 bubble boys on offer with loads of potential.

        This week it's different, one bubble boy with debate-able JS.

        Dea who had one low score in a huge blowout, and kennedy and menadue with a 51 and 29 BE respectively.

        I just don't see the attraction as much as when Papley seemed to just crumble and the bubbles were 4 guys who all potentially had decent JS.

        I don't regret trading Papley that's the thing because the byrnes appear to be paying off, but I feel there may be some regret after this week. Anyway we will see what happens.

          Hawkman · 28/04/2016 at 17:54

          You were silly trading Papmax especially after his next two games.

bAps · 28/04/2016 at 15:56

Should I trade in Parker or Hanners for Fyfe?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:00

    They are both top ten at the moment, go with your gut on who will score bigger over the whole season.

Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 15:58

That's like asking what flavour jam you should put on your toast.

    50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 08:35

    Is it really? I've come across some pretty bad jams, but you don't have to worry about that with these too.

    Btw, anyone come across bacon jam, it's delicious 🙂

      tuxCS · 30/04/2016 at 09:01

      I've been to a burger place in Victoria called "On It Burgers" and they had bacon jam, quality stuff that is.

rea · 28/04/2016 at 16:20

started with these replacements for Fyfe:
Hanners, Jelwood, Prker, Priddis, Viney

now have decided on top 2:
Parker or Jelwood?

Leaning towards Parker

    bAps · 28/04/2016 at 16:22

    personally I'd go with Priddis, but out of Parker and Jelwood, I'd go with Parker. Jelwood burned me last year.

      rea · 28/04/2016 at 16:24

      yep burnt me too – Prides solid option without being outstanding my only concern

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:43

        Exactly, take a risk and go for someone who is going to breakout ie Parker, or a POD ie Ward.

        Shake n bake · 28/04/2016 at 17:04

        Different story this year easier draw has Danger along side him Duncan missed a lot of footy last year looks back to best.

Browny · 28/04/2016 at 16:22

Not sure if I should trade in Ablett he's starting look a bit banged up, should I look elsewhere like Ward?
thoughts community?

    Fevolution25 · 28/04/2016 at 16:37

    I'd look else where mate, probably gonna Burn you and it's not as if he's pumping out 150s every week

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:42

      Season rank 6 for Ablett. He's copped a few knocks and got a corky, his shoulder is fine. Limited preseason just wait till he starts pumping out the big scores.

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 16:43

    Busted blood vessel in his calf from the knock last week. Not the week to be brining him in. Still expected to line up

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:48

      Yeah and a 154 BE, not the week to bring him in for sure, that saying he is scoring consistently and not even 100%. Keep an eye on him in coming weeks. Ignore Ablett at your own peril!

Fevolution25 · 28/04/2016 at 16:39

Thoughts as to whether crouch will play?

    james · 28/04/2016 at 16:43

    you will have to wait and see team selection

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 16:50

    He's supposed to Fev. But if Greg Braughton can get injured washing his car, I'm tipping Brad Crouch has something up his sleeve to top that one

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 16:56


Mac · 28/04/2016 at 16:55

Heard a rumour that Gray will be out vs the Tiges, Robbie that is.

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 17:20

    It's a very very strong rumour

    Andy · 28/04/2016 at 17:50

    He will play

      Wrong! · 28/04/2016 at 18:36

      You were saying…?

        Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:00

        Good mail

james · 28/04/2016 at 17:12

Weitering to Shaw
Dea to Simpson

BANG! BANG!, had 518k to spend because of doing a double downgrade to both byrnes last week with doing the Weits/Dea for Shaw/simmo my team is now looking like with 150k in the bank

DEF – Simpson, Shaw, Laird, M.Adams, Houli, DBJ (Byrne, Ruggles)
MID – Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, R.Gray, T.Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK – Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch for loophole)
FWD – Hall, Wells, Kerridge, De Goey, BenKen, Tipungwuti (Menadue, Petracca)

I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 17:14

Hearing McKenzie Willis will debut for GC this week. Mid/Fwd 117. Significant

    I N Pieman · 28/04/2016 at 17:17

    All I know about him so far is his nickname is "what you talking about" willis

      Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 18:04

      This news is great but might affect those like me with Davis.

      Hope he does well tho, need more midfield rookies. Better yet, if both could play.

Jonathan Camac · 28/04/2016 at 17:44

Who is everyone planning to trade out for Petracca?

    Stiv · 28/04/2016 at 17:55

    We'll see which cow is fattest in 2 weeks.

      Kev · 28/04/2016 at 18:54

      Agree Stiv, not sure why people are bringing him early. A rookie name coaches recognise I suspect.

Glen · 28/04/2016 at 17:56

Hello crew..
What does the community think? Trade Fyffe out, move Hall from forward to mid, move tipper from ruck to forward, and then bring in Goldie or Gawn. Other ruckman is nicnat… I need somebody to convince me it's smart !!!!

    Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 18:22

    Sounds smart to me.

    Bomber56 · 28/04/2016 at 19:03

    Sounds like a good trad

    Phil · 28/04/2016 at 19:32

    No complaints here

    Adam · 28/04/2016 at 20:28

    bring in Gawn

Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 18:25

Gray out, Wingard out, Ablett out, Greene out, Zorko out, Hall out, Parker out, Waite missing in a shopping centre.

    One Touch Wonder · 28/04/2016 at 19:05

    Don't post shit!

      magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 19:43

      He does all the time, just ignore him. Attention whore.

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:15

        Jeez someone doesn't agree with a couple of your points and you get a bit catty.

        I don't post attention seeking crap I just love talking supercoach………………… need to get a grip.

          magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:28

          Posting BS outs?? You are an attention whore you loser! Get a job

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:55

      Note to self don't post any attempt at humour on this website – done.

        magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:56

        You're far from funny you narcissist

        Derek · 29/04/2016 at 01:15

        Unless it is Dawson Humour.

        No humour when it comes to serious topic like team announcements. Everyone on high alert

Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 18:25

Bubble boy Lee down. I repeat bubble boy Lee down.

Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 18:27

Lobbe, Robbie Gray and The Chad are out. Port carnage ahoy

Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 18:28

The Rug has been pulled out from underneath us.

Shake n bake · 28/04/2016 at 18:29

No Lee! Didn't like that selection from the start get on Tucker next week. I traded him in a week early.

    Beezneez · 29/04/2016 at 10:53

    If you mean you traded in Tucker this week you can reverse the trade.

Michael · 28/04/2016 at 18:30

Hey community,
Who would you keep out of Matthew Dea and Ben Kennedy?

    Average Joe · 28/04/2016 at 18:33

    Keep Kennedy, has more potential to increase in value if he has another one soon

      Wrong · 28/04/2016 at 18:37

      Bad advice is bad

        Average Joe · 28/04/2016 at 18:42

        Not sure how it is bad advice, dea's price is closer to his max price then kennedy, and kennedy has proven that he can score well (better than dea)

    Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 18:52

    Tbh, you could hold both which I'm considering.

      Michael · 28/04/2016 at 18:54

      Not sure. Pretty Keenan to go Oliver down to Petracca (who I'm keen to start on field) and either Dea/Kennedy up to Duncan (who is underpriced because of his concussion affected 25). Would be averaging 105 not 89!

        MaccasMarvels · 28/04/2016 at 20:42

        If I had Oliver I'd be holding him this week because he's got some more $$$ to make and wait for two games to see how Petracca goes. If he goes well, grab him before his price rises.

        I'm holding both Dea & Kennedy, neither need to be urgently moved on, and both have potential to have good games this weekend.

The Ranger · 28/04/2016 at 18:41

jeez! You wait all day for a midfield rookie and then six come along at once!

    Average Joe · 28/04/2016 at 18:44

    hopefully a few of them can keep their spots

Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 18:46

So Tom Lee has good JS…. Not

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:13

    Was kinda obvious he didn't, they bought him in when roberton went out, roberton back and bang gone.

      Westy · 28/04/2016 at 22:28

      As the Romanian woman sang, "Ken Lee if Libba dibba dow choo", which translated means "Can't pick Lee, unlike Libba he will burn you, no doubts."

olly · 28/04/2016 at 18:49

bye bye robbie you've been shit since i brought you in

Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 18:55

R.Gray out "likely" to miss 2-3 games. Source from port site.

Do we let him go?

    Liam · 28/04/2016 at 19:10

    I'm holding

    Brad · 28/04/2016 at 19:31

    Yep definetly.
    If you've got money in the bank get a high premo but if not stick with someone like Hall or L.Neale (Fyfe is out) or R.Sloane.

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 19:33

    I'm holding. Not convinced by the hamstring story though.

    Harry · 29/04/2016 at 00:26

    I'm holding at least this week as have bigger problems. It's only just happened so wait for scan results for a better feel for length of injury

A-led · 28/04/2016 at 18:57

heres a curly one for you… Eric Mackenzie to Boyd and Fyfe to Yeo

Trade Mitch brown (who i have in defence) next week and use the trading loophole to move yeo down back where he belongs next week and bring in a Midfielder for brown

Turning Fyfe with the help of Mackenzie into 2 defensive premos seems like im jumping the guns on the premo's down back but im looking a different move than the pack this week or am i reaching a bit far… thoughts community?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:12

    Yeo is a Yo Yo. His biggest score was when priddis was out for a week. Good luck.

magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 19:03

Hello Community! Have a little dilema? Out of the 3 who would you put on the field in the fwd line……L. McCarthy, BenKen or Papsmear?


    Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 19:12

    Benken > Papley > McCarthy

    Only cause the fact I've kept benken hoping, praying he repays the faith

    Brad · 28/04/2016 at 19:27

    It is pretty tempting to go with Papley though since Sydney are playing Brisbane.
    But I would go Ben Kennedy. After a poor weak he should bounce back especially if the dees get up against the saints.

    Adam · 28/04/2016 at 20:30

    McCarthy on field, then Papley and then benken

Jack · 28/04/2016 at 19:04

What defender should I buy for under 485k
Have shaw, Birchall and houli already

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 19:06


Jess_coach · 28/04/2016 at 19:05

This game is so much luck. Im so grateful to avoid any big ommisions this week. Also, Davis/Gresham back in means that I've got all rookies back making cash. But hugs go out to people affected by the carnage xx

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 29/04/2016 at 12:09

    You r so right. I had a look at your team when u posted it the other day and we r fairly similar about 80% the same except you have goldy and I have nic Nat and u have libba and i have duncan. Others r pods. You r in the top 200 I am way back around 30,000.

    Difference? Injuries and luck.
    Rd 2 -Duncan knocked out, wingard and rocky injured
    Rd 3 – Rocky, wingard and crouch out injured.
    Rd 4 – Pridda out, premos under performing
    Rd 5 – fyfe injured, premos underperformed. Houli, gray, wingard and Pridda score 190 between them, wrong rooks on field.
    Rd 6 – fyfe, wingard and gray out injured.

    Cost? 30,000 places.

    Gotta b lucky in this game. 🙂
    Good luck for the rest of the season hope lady luck continues to shine 4 u.

Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 19:05

2 to 3 for gray gave me a reason to trade him, been stinking up the joint
Going Fyfe to Sloane and gray to Parker

650k for next week double upgrade then the week after get petracca on a fattend cow

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 19:13


    Brad · 28/04/2016 at 19:23

    Great trade!

      Dee · 28/04/2016 at 19:44

      R. Gray HOLD…..

        Lachie · 28/04/2016 at 19:45

        Sam gray..

          Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 19:48

          No no, robbie

    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:12

    Look at the games he will miss.

    Tigers, Bris, Carlton,

      Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 20:18

      The way they are going, they will drop all 3 haha

      Adam · 28/04/2016 at 20:30


      Would you trade Robbie Gray?

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 21:05

    If you're going sideways trade every time a premium misses a couple you will run out of trades.

Brad · 28/04/2016 at 19:22

Here is my team:

DEF – Laird, Bartel, K.Kolodjasnij, Adams, Weitering, Byrne-Jones (Hartley, Dea)

MID – Dangerfield, Parker, Fyfe, Ablett, Cripps, Liberatore, Mills, Hewett (Oliver, Gresham, Keays)

RUC – Gawn, Naitinui (Grimley)

FWD – Hall, Zorko, Martin, Wells, Kerridge, B.Kennedy (M.Brown, Tipa)

I'm thinking of trading Fyfe —-> Sloane and B.Kennedy —–> Barlow

I'm just not sure whether to trade or keep Kennedy.
Dea is also a trading option.

Any thoughts?

    Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 19:29

    I'd hold benken before Dea

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:50

      Yep agree.

    Bigballsboys · 28/04/2016 at 19:45

    Possibly Fyfe to hanners? Hasn't scored below 100 all season but I'm feeling you want to get some money off Fyfe?

      Brad · 28/04/2016 at 20:25

      Yep good call the only thing is i already have Parker, Hewett and Mills all in my midfield already.

james · 28/04/2016 at 19:25

alright community i have robbie gray and i'm not going to hold onto him, so my question is who to bring in for him, i'm going to be using this as an opportunity to get in a POD so which POD should i get out of

Cotchin – 563k avg 108.8
Zieball – 548k avg 111
Neale – 546k avg 105
Scott Thommo 536k avg 103

or any other PODS

Curent mids – Danger, Ablett, Hannebery, Priddis, T.Adams, Shiel, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)

    Boltons blues · 28/04/2016 at 19:29

    As a biased lover of patty Cripps, I'm saying him, I just reckon he's about to explode in the coming weeks, don't know what % he is but I've had him since the start of the year

      Wattsieesq · 28/04/2016 at 19:33

      Ziebell. Contested beast that is finding form in a winning team.

    Leeds17 · 28/04/2016 at 19:51


    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:07

    It think I'll be going Fyfe to JPK. Leave Shaw until next week

      Bomber56 · 28/04/2016 at 20:25

      I went R Gray to Sloane

        Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:29

        I just like Swans draw better than Crows.

        After the byes I'll get Sloane, games very good

          Adam · 28/04/2016 at 20:32


          If you had R.Gray and Fyfe, would you trade them both?

            Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:59

            Only fyfe.

            Gray is top 10.

Richo · 28/04/2016 at 19:28

Lots going for Parker or Shaw, but why not Pendles? Finished in top 2 in the league for the last 3 years and bucks seems to have realised he can't win a game with him playing half back

    Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 19:47

    I haven't been following but ribs could still be a factor. anzac could be a one off. Need consistency, if we see that, then yes, definitely get pendles.

      Richo · 28/04/2016 at 20:36

      Won't be this cheap for long

        Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 21:02

        I want to see at least 1 more game in the guts from Pendles before considering him.

Tommo09 · 28/04/2016 at 19:33

Def: Shaw, Laird, Docherty, Adams, Weitering, Tippa (DBJ, Byrne)
Mid: Danger, Gaz, Parker, Pendles, Libba, M.Crouch, Kerridge, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Gresham)
Ruc: Goldy NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Hall, Martin, Barlow, Wells, Papley, Petracca (Bennedy, Brown)

Traded Fyfe to Pendles and Dea to Docherty
$464k and 24 trades left

Thoughts community???

    Tommo09 · 28/04/2016 at 19:41

    Whoops only $291k left

Hawks#16 · 28/04/2016 at 19:34

Dahlhaus/Sloane for gray
Parker for fyfe
Thoughts on the first option?
Or sit on gray

    Bomber56 · 28/04/2016 at 20:27

    I went Sloane. But I have had Dahlhaus from the start.

    Dahlhaus looks good and his average is righty up there.

Cam · 28/04/2016 at 19:40

Should I trade dea and/or Ben Ken with 22 trades and 44k

    Kev · 28/04/2016 at 19:41

    Hold this week Cam, no real downgrade options

    Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 20:04

    Given your trade situation, don't trade this week. Both can still get their BEs and if they dont, they wont lose too much. More upside than down and plus you need to seriously hold fire on trading.

    Bomber56 · 28/04/2016 at 20:28


    50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 08:20

    Yes, you're trade count looks to be a bit of a worry. Given their BE's are achievable, I'd suggest you hold. It might even help to watch how a few of the first time rookies go so you can see future downgrade options if the plan is to get one premo and one rookie

Bigboysballs · 28/04/2016 at 19:41

Looking to trade Fyfe for Hannebery, leaves me with about 30k left,
Anyone know any defenders I can replace with Hartley/brown/tipa? Not sure who to downgrade/ get in,
So far I've done Hartley for tucker which gives me 100k in bank to get a good defender for JJ but any
Thoughts would be appreciated, thanks

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 21:00

    Id wait and see Tucker's second game. You don't have to trade twice every week.

Sc boom · 28/04/2016 at 19:46

This is my fwd : Montagna, hall, d Martin, wells, AMT, l McCarthy, pertracca, Ben Ken

Dayne · 28/04/2016 at 19:46

Can't decide between Sloane and Ward community. Would like your thoughts

    Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 20:02

    Ward for mine.

    Jimi · 28/04/2016 at 20:30


Cs boom · 28/04/2016 at 19:48

not sure who to have on my bench fwd: Montagna, hall, Martin, wells, AMT, McCarthy, Ben Ken, patracca

    50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 08:22

    I'd go benKen and mccarthy, but only because I believe the hype for petracca.

saalih · 28/04/2016 at 19:52

hey guys, doing really well as im ranked in the top 600, this is my team and not sure i need to make any trades:

def: laird, simpson, weitering, dea, amt, db-jones (hartley, ruggles)
mid: danger, gazza, pendles, selwood, libba, mills, kennedy, menadue (davis, gresham, hewett)
ruc: goldstein, gawn (grimley)
fwd: barlow, martin, wells, hall, kerridge, adams (papley, brown)

i have $843k, yes it isnt a typo and i have27 trades, i am thinking of trading menadue to parker and thats about it, not interested in trading weitering or essendon boys as they play each other, also not sure about trading kennedy because he can produce output and plays st kilda.

thoughts would be appreicated.

    Cashcows · 28/04/2016 at 19:59

    Geez, your well placed. Think we should be asking you questions, not the other way round!
    Might I suggest hanners instead of parker, as a "pod".

    Could upgrade a rookie like manadue and/or hewett. I dont have either so I don't know BEs but given your at 600, packing the midfield should be priority 1.

    Your exact reasoning is why I'm not moving on benken or essendon boys either, solid hold on them.
    Not much I can say, your in a way better position than I am.

      Saalih · 28/04/2016 at 20:19

      Thanks. I know I'm well placed but gotta make the right decisions to stay here. I will have to look into the hanners move but could be game changing and will definitely consider it. I am keeping Hewett because his be is 4 if I'm not mistaken and I don't need to get rid if him atm so mendue to one of the Sydney boys as they have easy games coming up.

    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:26

    looks like you are having a golden run. No Fyfe either. All the right rookies….. Perfect start.

    $800k in bank doesn't seem right. But who do you upgrade?

    I think you need to upgrade someone, otherwise all your rookies will need to be culled at the same time and you only have 2 trades per week.

    Dea to Shaw
    Menadue to premo

      The Ranger · 28/04/2016 at 22:10

      You've gotta take advantage of your good start Saalih.
      Shaw and Hannebery won't let you down.

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:29

    I'm not sure I believe this person, with 27 trades left and 846,000 and above all in TOP 600 seems far to good to be true.

    However if it is true and you are a genuine chance at winning overall then you would be a TOTAL idiot not to go Dea to Shaw & also Menadue to Hanners or Parker. This still leaves you with either $190,000 if you chose Hanners or $230,000 if you chose Parker and you would be going from 600th to top 100 within a week or three tops.

    Hence why I think this is B/S

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:38

      What reason have they to lie? With so many rookies scoring like guns, and vice versa it's easily possible if they avoided the carnage players.

        Dean · 28/04/2016 at 21:06

        because it seems like a stupid question coming from someone ranked so high and hasn't exhausted many trades.

        What's the good at keeping all that cash in the bank, unless they think they can cash it in for real cash.
        I just think commence sense would automatically prevail and suggest Dea to Shaw & Menadue to Parker or Hanners or whoever they liked such as TWO rookies to TWO elite premos seems a no brainer to me.

        If I was in this position i would be going BANG BANG to bring in those TWO elite premo's.

          Jess_coach · 28/04/2016 at 21:39

          Double upgrade asap, Saalih.

          You cant afford to be playing all six of of Dea, Amt, DBJ, Mills, kennedy and Menadue.

          Thats an insane amount of cash. Im ranked slightly better but have used 24 trades after this week and only have 44k in the bank. At this stage all we need is around 200 points to catch thr lead, and with a double upgrade of, for example, Menadue and Kennedy, you could easily make up 100 of those points in a week. Goodluck

          Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:25

          Yep understandable. I have a huge warchest and it's the perfect week for premos.

          Gone Bang bang Parker and Hannebery. Was so close to Selwood instead of Hannebery but his big scores are against Port and brisbane so not 100% convinced he's back to his former glory.

            Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:26

            Traded Dea and Sheridan*

        Saalih · 28/04/2016 at 21:22

        I didn't believe it myself but my team name is score galore and I'm 594th so you can see rankings if you want, I got my cash from downgrading Rockliff to papley and last week downgraded johanison to dbj, I also traded Chol to ruggles which didn't generate any cash.

        Now back to business I will trade menadue to Hannebery and I'm on the fence with trading dea or weitering, and shaw has been a bit inconsistent so I'm not sure which other defenders to get but I am seriously considering getting shaw now as you made a eat point about having them all plumped up. Going to go menadue to Hannebery as he is a pod and imo will score more, and not sure about other trades which right now is a treat.

          Dean · 28/04/2016 at 22:04

          Firstly allow me to apologise, I usually dont bother replying if im certain its B/S however even though what you posted seemed too good to be true, especially having that cash sitting there just made no POINT at all if I were to e honest, it was still a possibility that you were being truthful and thats why I did comment just in case it was fair dinkem.

          Thats awesome Saalih I cannot stress how vital it is that you make those moves, You chose whatever players regarding elite premo's you think are best because clearly your gut feeling is allot better then 206,000 of us.
          However that being said PLEASE make sure your trade out both either Dea & Menadue for two elite premo's, you will make up so much ground doing this.

          Or option B is I understand your slight concern about Shaw in defence as defence is extremely volatile this season more so then any other season. Your other option in getting rid of both Menadue & Kennedy and have your midfield pretty much completed with Elite Premo's apart from Mills. I'm not even going to suggest what players you should bring in just in case they screw up.
          The only slight concern I have with option B – is that Kennedy can score you a 80+ and considering his breakeven is still at 51 which is very much achievable for him and if he does TON up this will then drop his breakeven to around 10 or so, however your vast majority of points will come from your midfield.
          However Dea's breakeven is at 67 and his average is at 71 so he will really struggle to generate more cash, that is why I sugested getting rid of him for Shaw although Shaw's breakeven is still high at 122 so chances are he will remain around this price unless he has a shocker this weekend.

          Its a tough call however you have many trades left, allot more then most players I can assure you. So getting rid of your TWO rookies is absolute crucial for you, whether it be Menadue & Dea OR Menadue & Kennedy you decide, whatever you do its just crazy to hold that cash and not make use of it, don't keep the cash in your warchest while your this close thats all I can stress, As every extra point you generate makes a enormous difference overall. .

          Good luck and hope you go all the way.

            Saalih · 28/04/2016 at 22:19

            I was considering shaw before hand but I thought Dea had a be of around 50 so I am going to be making the double upgrade of mendue to hannebery and sea to shaw. I was a bit iffy about trades because I don't like to be to quick to make a move but you guys have opened my eyes do thanks.

          Dean · 28/04/2016 at 22:29

          I hate to make such a suggestion when someone is so close to being a contender for overall albeit early days.

          For what its worth though I personally don't mind Weitering he is quite consistent and has a average of 83 he is currently ranked 15th in defence based on his total points and Carlton are going to see quite a bit of the ball in their defence. Even though Weitering's Breakeven is at 79 and his average is 83 his scores have been reasonably consistent for a defender especially a rookie defender scoring the following 87,68,129,73,61

          Once again good luck

            Dean · 28/04/2016 at 22:49

            Lastly I am pretty sure you are aware of this considering your high rank but just in case your are not aware of the triple DPP trade using Dea to bring a midfield in?

            For example if you click the trade button on Dea
            Then once in the trade screen you will see a grey (S) next to Brown in your forward line so click that.
            Then you will see a grey (S) next to Menadue in your midfied so click that, now this will allow you to select another Elite premium Midfielder for Dea.

            What this does would then move Brown to your defence and Menedue to your forward line and your elite premium midfielder is replaced for Dea all for just 1 trade.

            Like I said though, I am sure you are aware of these tripple DPP trades.

            Saalih · 29/04/2016 at 13:49

            If Weitering hits his be he will definitely be worth keeping until the bye rounds and if he keeps what he us doing up he isn't going anywhere.

      NutSack · 29/04/2016 at 02:08

      the only way someone with such an average team can be ranked so high would be great captain scores every week and having the right rookies on the ground each week. the team is fairly average and if trades arent made to make it better it could be ranked over 10,000 in a few weeks.

      with that cash in the bank get rid of weiters for shaw (goes without saying) and menadue for a mid prem.

      DadSmasher · 29/04/2016 at 10:07

      No need to doubt Saalih Dean, at a glance I'd say his rating is based purely on the right captain picks. It's an ordinary team and a sub 600 ranking for it is very good but it only takes one bad C choice to drop 500 places, I went from 98th to 640 something last week due to having C on Fyffe again. If I hadn't put the C on Fyffe twice on the wrong weeks and on Danger once at the wrong time I'd be top 10 with Adams as my highest ranked defender! If I had've put the C on Gawn, Goldy, Danger at the right time I'd be number 1

    Holty · 28/04/2016 at 22:43

    Saalih, that is very impressive mate. I dont know if i should give u advice as it seems u are doing perfectly well on your own. But if you want my advice, you are losing points in your midfield. Having Kennedy and Menadue as M7 and M8 i wouldnt wish on anyone. Trade both out and replace with 2 mid premos. doing this you could be earning 100 more points a week which in your position would be ideal.

      Dean · 28/04/2016 at 22:59

      Saalih would be allot better off trading out Dea using a Tripple DPP upgrade as I suggested above.

      For example if you click the trade button on Dea
      Then once in the trade screen you will see a grey (S) next to Brown in your forward line so click that.
      Then you will see a grey (S) next to Menadue in your midfied so click that, now this will allow you to select another Elite premium Midfielder for Dea.

      What this does would then move Brown to your defence and Menedue to your forward line and your elite premium midfielder is replaced for Dea all for just 1 trade.

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 23:25

    Thats what I just done, initially I was going to go Fyfe to Parker, then Dea to Matthew Wright via DPP

    Now I am going Fyfe to Parker and then Dea to Ward, Hanners or Selwood cannot decide on my next premium midfielder just yet.
    I would love to have Parker & Hanners in my midfield but not a great idea for the bye rounds.

      Saalih · 29/04/2016 at 00:55

      At the moment I think that my backline is my weakest point so upgrading to shaw would help me down back and having Kennedy in the field isn't all too bad, though I am aware of the triple dpp as I used it for chol to ruggles, though I would ideally like Hannebery and Parker but that is just to many players from Sydney, and I would like to go to ward but I think my defence is to much of a liability, and depending on results this week I can upgrade since I would have 190k after trading to shaw and Hannebery.

      Though if I were to upgrade to mids, I would probably pick a left wing player like priddis or Sloane but ward is obviously the main option, would love to get gray but he is going to plummet in price.

        Swans2012 · 29/04/2016 at 14:58

        Personally I'd be pretty careful with that warchest,
        800+k should be enough for 4 upgrades in theory, look for a bit of value.
        How about trade Dea, swing Adams to defense, in t Greene (cost about 150k)
        Then a Ben ken up to your pick of the premos. As a side note I'd swing menapoo to your forward line and play papley against the gc instead of him. (Menadue may yet pull out another score to et him to 300k)
        Should leave about 350k for next week to upgrade whoever of the defense boys looks shakiest as shaw continues to dip in price
        Good luck

          Dean · 29/04/2016 at 17:42

          Swans2012 That is just absurd, there is no point Saalih bringing in mid priced players who are inconsistent such as Toby Greene, the vast majority who had him jumped ship after the first few weeks since then he has done good however he isn't consistent enough.

          In theory by Saalih going Hanners & Shaw will help the team go from 600 to 500 or even allot closer like 300 or better if they fire. However Shaw still has a B/E of 122 and wont be going up in price. If I had that team and cash & trades then I would be going Menedue to Hanners & Dea to Ward or Parker. Don't get me wrong I think Shaw is a great move however he has a high breakeven and has been inconsistent this season which concerns me slightly because the Defenders you have can score you around the same or more then Shaw if he has a stinker game.

          Having two extra ultra premium midfielders should score you more points.

          Either way good luck.

            Saalih · 29/04/2016 at 18:07

            I was thinking the same but I will be getting hannebery and for the second one I want Parker but u would have 3 Sydney boys so is that too risky. And if I were to not pick Parker I would consider Priddis sloane and ward but not sure which one.

            Swans2012 · 29/04/2016 at 20:22

            Opinions opinions, Gotta take a chance sometimes. Without a doubt two ultra premos is the best possible option, but it is just too much of a spend for mine, I'd want that 800k to be making 4 upgrades, and it won't get there upgrading a rookie for 400k. not much cash coming through on that bench…..Greene is cheap, and I think has turned the corner.

magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:05


    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:17

    Stop with the attention whore posting.

      magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:26

      Go get a job and find something better to do than harass people Southern S and trying to be an attention whore. I get you were probably beat by your dad or molested as a child? I understand you are a narcissist and wanna be the center of attention. Seek help its out there! God be with you!

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:28

        I'm studying and just wow…………… have massive issues.

          magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:43

          You do! You do nothing but come on here and try to belittle people and accuse them of things they aren't. poah

            Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:52

            So you couldn't handle my crystal ball comment I guess. I suppose I should be more careful didn't know people were so fragile.

            Anyway I'm done with the negativity surrounding this situation you went overboard imo. next time just state your problems without going apesheete.

              magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:57

              LOL boo hoo! Maybe you should consider the same! dbag

              magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 21:00

              LOL don't flatter yourself narcissist. Has nothing to with your crystal ball comment. Guess my attention whore comment didn't bow well with you? Shoe fits and you wear it well!

                tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:12

                Calm it down fellas, this site is where people can share information and opinions and build friendships. It is NOT a place to harass people, if you have some beef just take it to a private chat, cheers.

                  magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 21:18

                  I agree tux. I don't think Southern S see's it that way? My apologies! Cheers!

                    annoying old lady · 28/04/2016 at 23:16

                    magpie wasn't it you earlier who said just ignore him? Now this comment thread has blown up and guess who'll be back next week?

                    JamiesNinjas13 · 29/04/2016 at 09:59

                    Poor magpie's mob isn't performing very well, Southern copping a full wrath of the hurricane.

                Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:50

                The only way I see it is to move on Magpie……………..

Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:14

Hypothetically speaking if Lee was playing this week, it makes absolutely no sense at ALL not to trade Dea who has a B/E of 67 and bring in Lee and pocket yourself a extra $185,000.

However now that he isn't named then fair enough. I'm going Fyfe to Parker & Dea to Wright via DPP.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:23

    But even if he played this week his JS would've still been sketchy. Dea has a 61, 87, 95, 73 and 41 so could say he is likely to hit the BE or better.

    Anyway the saints decided for us which is the best outcome I reckon.

      Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:53

      I hear what your saying however we need to cash in when we can this year, there isn't going to be a aundance of rookies to trade down to in the next 6 or 7 weeks.

      Already we have Petracca & Keays aving their first starts this week, both these players could be a potential downgrade come round 8

      My point is if you want to cash is these cows that have fattened up then we cannot afford to be very choosy as to who we bring in. Also if Lee was playing do u really think its worth risking im just to make a few more grand, im talking less then $20k tops, not in my opinion. .

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:48

        True dean that's why I went JJ and papley to the Byrne boys last week, had a massive warchest of 1.3 million this week to play with.

        I thought I was crazy doing it but now I'm thinking it could work out with only a handful of rookies with good JS on the horizon.

        Have decided to keep kennedy and menadue for another week and could trade them out for Petracca/Smith/Keays/Mathieson in coming rounds.

        It's a pity Brisbane have two decent mid rookies because if it was one they would probably be as good as Petracca for potential JS.

goran · 28/04/2016 at 20:16

Are there any rookie defenders to bring in this week?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:24

    Nope. You get any of the bubble boys last week?

      goran · 28/04/2016 at 20:27

      I have DBJ only. Thinking of trading out Ben Kennedy to Lovell and then upgrading Sheridan to Lachie Neale via DPP. Good move?

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:34

        I dunno mate that's mighty risky moving on a hawks rookie first gamer!

        If you really have to move early on a rookie then consider Smith from collingwood (he's named on field playing his 2nd) or Petracca.

          Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:42

          What is it with everyone wanting trade in rookies before they are on the bubble?

            Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 20:48

            Dunno it's something that could impact the season significantly if it fails.

            Imagine the people that got Tom lee last week…………..if there was any.

          goran · 28/04/2016 at 20:43

          Is Lachie Neale a good selection though? Just think he could be a good left field pick with Fyfe now out

            Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:57

            He's a doubt for this weekend so keep an eye out on the teams if you bring him in.

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:43

    If u need to bring in a rookie don't just do it on anyone, if its a must trade in a defence rookie then go with Lee even though he isn't playing this week.

    However if you just need to generate cash then bring in Petracca in your MID or FWD.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 00:29

      What about Gresham

    Scott · 28/04/2016 at 21:33

    What about Tucker Freo, worth a look.

deman · 28/04/2016 at 20:21

have 90k in the bank and can go weitering to savage
could wait a week but weitering may slide and savage increase more
weitering playing essendon however has me leaning towards no trade

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:39

    No trades if thats your only concern mate.

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:44

    I'd upgrade to a more proven defender personally. Kade Simpson etc. Savage could prove inspired though.

Tommo09 · 28/04/2016 at 20:24

Dea to Docherty???
Weitering to Docherty???

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:38

    Dea with out a doubt, Weitering has a Average of 83 which is better then most premium defenders this season he can easily ton up again.

Ron · 28/04/2016 at 20:28

Wow, I need some advice this week. $127k left. Fyfe & Gray out. What's the best trade(s) this week.

DEF: Shaw, Rich, Seedsman, Byrne-Jones, Weitering, Adams / Dea, Brown
MID: Ablett, Danger, Fyfe, R Gray, Libba, Kerridge, Priddis, Mills / Hewett, Oliver, Davis
RUC: Gawn, Nat
FWD: D Martin, Wells, Barlow, A Hall, B Kennedy, Tippa / L McCarthy, Menadue

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:45

    1 trade. Fyfe to any premium mid you don't have.

Tommy · 28/04/2016 at 20:31

Many people going to be hitting the reverse trades button this week after Tom Lee's omission.

    Lee's Fan boys · 28/04/2016 at 20:38

    The idiots who traded in Lee and preached great JS….

      Tommy · 28/04/2016 at 20:50

      Yeah im surprised with the number of people who were going to bring him in this week. A 62 and a 71 is not something to jump out at.

        Derek · 28/04/2016 at 20:52

        DidInt even consider him

          Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:54

          Agreed. Darcy Tucker looks a better bet next week but i'd want to see his second game.

      The Muppet Show · 28/04/2016 at 21:38

      Yeah Lee was Wayno's hot tip coming off his previous tip of Suckling Pig the week before. His Uncle Jock reckoned Lee wouldn't lose his spot either and he's supposedly a Saints man.

      What a bunch of muppets ha ha!

    tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:17

    It's understandable surely, a 60 and a 70 is good for a bench rookie, and even though St Kilda are playing immeasurably better this season, most people see them as a team that aren't full of great players and that will let rookies stay in their side.

      Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:21

      Agreed the scoring was fine.

      Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 06:18

      He is a key position defender, not a running defender like DBJ is. So it is hard to expect him to keep that up surely?

Dean · 28/04/2016 at 20:35

Fyfe to Parker or Hanners and Dea to Wright via Tippa. I would keep Gray.

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 20:52

    Why tippa? his BE is -1 still has money to make?

      marcus · 28/04/2016 at 20:55

      hes swapping tippa not trading him

      Dean · 28/04/2016 at 21:15

      Not suggesting to trade Tippa, I suggested to trade out Dea via Tippa just to bring in Matthew Wright which would mean Dea gets traded out and Tippa moves to this persons defence and Matthew Wright would the move to the forward place where Tippa initially was. Hope that helps

patty · 28/04/2016 at 20:45

Cotchin anyone seems to be in very good form avg over 30 possesions with 15 of them contested got an overall avg of 108 and a 3 round one of 116 560k and in 2% of teams he seems to be a good pick espicially that the tagger is fading from the game

    Northernsoul74 · 28/04/2016 at 20:52

    Prepare to be very frustrated watching him.

      tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:18

      He's the best non-performing player i've ever seen, he has SO much potential, but he never seems to deliver as most people think he should.

        Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:19

        This is kinda true, he still scores decent and is a POD…..but nah. For 20k more you can get parker, ward, priddis and pendle!

marcus · 28/04/2016 at 20:54

guys I have fyfe gray and wingard who are all out. obviously I'm trading fyfe but not sure if I should trade gray to a premium or wingard to dahlhaus. Gray might be out for longer than 2 weeks so I don't really want to hold him

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:26

    Can understand wanting to trade him, the way I see it is Gray has cost you 400 points against a performing premo IF he's out for another 3 matches.

    127 from the last two rounds combined + 3 weeks out. That's a poor return on the investment. I'd say costing 400 points is probably being generous. Plus he has a 195 BE when he comes back.

    Wingard will be back next week and hopefully fired up!

    I'd just lock two new guns in and not look back. Sometimes trades need to be burned to move forward.

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 01:04

    Just so it is clear if you can get rookie cover to average at least 60 points a game then you only are down 120 points total for three weeks out.

    (using my 300 point guesstimation of Gray out for 3, which could be a low estimation, as could be my rookie cover number)

      50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 08:05

      If you believe he's going to be out that long. I'm not convinced, so I'm going to hold this week and see what the news is next week. Port play the last game next week against the lions, so there is plenty of time to weigh up your options.

Marc · 28/04/2016 at 20:57

Rory Sloane thoughts?

    Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 21:16

    Usually reliable for 100 every week. Definitely worse options around.

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 21:21

    I like him, he was in and out of my team right until it closed, I chose Wines instead but wish I stuck with my initial pick in Sloan even though there is nothing between them scoring wise thus far but the Crows are playing nice enough footy unlike Port

    @HeiroDAB · 29/04/2016 at 20:27

    Magnificent specimen of a human.

Mike · 28/04/2016 at 21:06

Docherty or Simpson??

Cam · 28/04/2016 at 21:11

Who do I have on my bench in fwd with Montagna, hall, Martin, wells, AMT, McCarthy, Ben Ken and pertracca

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:06

    McCarthy and Ben Ken on the pine?

    Petracca better live up to the hype!

Rick · 28/04/2016 at 21:12

Hold or trade R. Gray???

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:18

    I think it takes bigger plums to hold than trade at this point.

    The Mountian · 28/04/2016 at 22:47

    Hold mate, personally i don't think it would be more than 3 if its true that hes looking at 2-3 on the side lines, and as long as you have cover you should be fine to hold.

Ethan · 28/04/2016 at 21:13

Robbie gray out 2-3 weeks, so tempted to hit the C with how my seasons gone

    Ethan · 28/04/2016 at 21:18

    wait no i meant the T

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:17

    Well he's given you two poor scores and now 2-3 weeks out.

    BE of 195 he'll drop in value further too. Cut your losses and pull that trigger if you feel the need.

      Dee · 28/04/2016 at 23:49


        Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:01

        Yep he could only be out for two weeks and come back hungry and get a 150!

        I can see both sides to the debacle and I really feel for the people who had Fyfe and Gray.

        I wouldn't know what to do honestly.

    @HeiroDAB · 29/04/2016 at 20:28

    C if your holding n looking at a loophole!

Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 21:13

So plan was to hold Wingard. Makes it harder now he's not playing… Can go straight to Dusty now his price is down.

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 21:23

    His price should go lower?

      Steeeve · 28/04/2016 at 21:25

      Should a little but would mean sacrificing points by playing a rookie this week.

Jon · 28/04/2016 at 21:14

What's everyone's predicted top 6 defenders for this year?

    Dean · 28/04/2016 at 21:25

    You have just as good a chance at winning lotto at the moment the way defence are scoring. I'm not even going to attempt to name 6 coz chances are ill screw up.

    I'd throw Shaw in there but even Heater has been very inconsistent this year.

      Lee's Fan boys · 28/04/2016 at 21:52

      1 SHAW
      2 RANCE
      3 DOCHERTY
      4 LAIRD

      DEfinite not sure on other 2

    tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:37

    Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Rance, Docherty, and (yes thats right) K.Kolodjashnij

    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 21:42

    Shaw, Laird, Rance, McVeigh, Bartel, Dawson

      tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:47

      Of course, how could i forget Dawson

      Dillon Panthers · 28/04/2016 at 22:12

      What do you think of boris Derek? Don't see anyone talking about him. I know he has concerning tooth length but he is still just getting the job done. Consistent as the sun rising and 4% of teams I think.

        Derek · 28/04/2016 at 22:26

        I had him last year and he did good.

        Not even considering him this year

          Dillon Panthers · 28/04/2016 at 22:32

          How come mate? I'm debating doing an upgrade this week but can't select anyone with confidence. Have Heater Laird and Bart and am comfortable with them atm. Wondering if having doc and Bart is too many blues …

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:15

    Shaw, Laird, McVeigh, Doch, Simpson, Rance

    JamiesNinjas13 · 29/04/2016 at 10:05

    Joel Bowden, Darren Gasper, Greg Tivendale, Sean Wellmen, Paul Banard, Jonathon Thurston

Abel · 28/04/2016 at 21:16

Fyfe to hanners
Gray to sidey
Are there better options?

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 21:22

    Looks good to me. Nothing wrong with it.

      Abel · 28/04/2016 at 21:29

      Cheers mate

    tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:39

    I'm not really sure about your situation regarding trade numbers and team structure, but just be very careful when trading R.Gray out. I actually feel like Petracca (if you have him) would do a decent job of covering for him. I've got a good feeling about this kid.

      Abel · 28/04/2016 at 21:48

      Cheers. You may be right

tuxCS · 28/04/2016 at 21:21

Surely we'll be holding R.Gray through his injury? He's only out for 2-3 weeks and once he sorts out his anger issues and port stop playing with such ineptitude, i'm sure that he'll end up in the top 10 midfielder's this year. Nobody scores 3 120+ games in a row without being a gun. Just consider this before you trade him.

    Derek · 28/04/2016 at 21:34


      Nicholas · 28/04/2016 at 23:29

      Derek you think I should hold?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:32

    Valid points, but tough for coaches slipping down who are trying to gain ranks.

    Harry · 29/04/2016 at 00:30

    Completely agree. With 3 on the mid bench it's easy to carry one gun injured and if you have DPP flexibility, even better

    JamiesNinjas13 · 29/04/2016 at 09:50

    Will be loving he's price when he comes back, could be around 500k after he's second game back. As Montgomery Burns would say "Excellent". Looks like Gary Ablett when he plays, nearly as influential as him too.

      tuxCS · 29/04/2016 at 11:50

      My only regret is that i got him first instead of parker, if i got parker first i could've saved 100K when i eventually got Gray.

jake · 28/04/2016 at 21:27

can afford anyone two mids this week who to get

Current mid premo's – Danger, Gaz, Hanners, shiel, Wines, Selwood

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:59

    Parker and Pendles?

    Maybe Ward? Not sure how those picks would affect your byes though.

The GOAT · 28/04/2016 at 21:38

Is Ollie Wines a good trade in this week? Will he fare better with Gray out?

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:08

    Doubt it, but if you want wines in your team then go ahead. I had him last year thinking it was his big breakout.

    Didn't happen. This year maybe?

    JamiesNinjas13 · 29/04/2016 at 09:53

    Even he he does fare better with Gray out, it is only 2-3 weeks, second question is irrelevant mate. Ollie is a beast but he won't be top 10 i don't think

Paul · 28/04/2016 at 21:53

Trade out BenKen or Oliver? Pretty much the same price, BenKen actually playing, but might not hit B/E. Tough choice….

    magpie4ver · 28/04/2016 at 22:15

    Both of them have low BE in the green why trade? They can meet their BE and if they dont wont lose much.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:31

    Unless you urgently need to empty a bulging warchest agree with magpie.

      Paul · 29/04/2016 at 14:21

      Ha, yeah, I turned Oliver into Ward. I'm not sure he'll be back in the team anytime soon TBH.

Bazza · 28/04/2016 at 21:59

In need of some guidance with very pressing issues this week community. Gray and Wingard out and some rookies ready to be culled. I plan on holding Gray as I do believe once he is back he will be top 10 mids this year. Heres my team.

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Adams, Weitering, DBJ (Brown, Dea)
MID: Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendles, Ward, Gray, Libba, Mills, BenKen (Davis, Hewett, Menadue)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Loersch)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, Wingard, Wells, AMT, Kerridge (McCarthy, Wyatt)

26 trades+35k in bank.

Wingard has to go I think. If I am to upgrade him however I need to cull a rook. Who out of BenKen or Dea should go? Are there any other suggestions as to what I should do guys? Thanks.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 22:30

    Wingard only out for one and already lost a pile of cash, maybe just keep him?

    I'd almost look at trading robbie Gray two poor scores now 2-3 weeks out.

    Think Dea has to go given his 67 BE vs Ben Ken's 51. Plus he's on the extended bench and could miss the game.

Dapperdan · 28/04/2016 at 22:01

Ok community I need some advice.
Holding gray. But placed just outside top 1000 and hoping to hold or climb this week. Have 28 trades and considering Kennedy down to Petracca early to go dea up to ward via DPP. This gives me the same amount of premos this week while holding gray and was planning on getting ward in at some stage anyway.

    marcus · 28/04/2016 at 22:31

    you sure about holding gray? what if its more than 2 weeks?

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:16

      The problem I see in holding Gray is that he's only scored 127 in the last two weeks.

      Potentially against another premo that's 100 points lost over that time already.

      Add in another 3 weeks at 100 average, that's 400 points lost on Gray.

      Can still understand holding him to save trades but the points means a lot.

    The Mountain · 28/04/2016 at 23:08

    Personally, I wouldn't trade any rookies until they are on the bubble, especially with petraccas history injuries in the first couple of games are the big issue.

      Dapperdan · 29/04/2016 at 03:25

      Yeah all good points. Petracca injured could wreck me, might go sideways.
      Now you watch gray come back in 2 and start pumping out 120's like rd 1-3

The beard · 28/04/2016 at 22:18

Who the hell to take jelwood? Pendles? Priddis?

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:56

    Pendles for me.

Luke · 28/04/2016 at 22:33

Am I crazy to bring Dusty in this week. Might be a week before he bottoms out, but I feel like he is going to come out and smash Port. Thoughts?
Would be trading Menadue or BenKen to Dusty. Ranked 433 with 27 trades.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:58

    I think it's a very good prediction but then again his BE is 136 and if he gets another 80 then his price will go down significantly. Hold.

James · 28/04/2016 at 22:42

Gone Fyfe to Priddis (unless someone can convince me otherwise) but left with $262,400 for another upgrade. Was planning Dea to Ablett but with him looking sore unsure if this is the week for it. Who should I bring in?

Current side:
Shaw – Laird – Bartel – Weitering – Dea – DBJ (M Brown – Ruggles)
Dangerfield – Priddis – Parker – Wines – Rockliff – Liberatore – Kerridge – Mills (BenKen – Menadue – Davis)
Gawn – Naitanui (Grimley)
Zorko – Hall – Merrett – Wells – Adams – McTip (McCarthy – McGovern)

Cheers community

    James · 28/04/2016 at 23:25

    Sorry $310,400 remaining, not 262,400

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:55

    Could sit tight on those trades and give Dea another week?

    Your midfield is starting to stack up with premos so if you want Ablett but want to wait for him to convince you then maybe trade in a premo in defence like Simpson or Doch.

winters · 28/04/2016 at 22:45

Really not sure which bloke to get out of

Sloane Or Neale

Both should easily avg 105+

Peoples opinions would be great

    Phil · 28/04/2016 at 23:25

    Sloane for me, he could go 115 he's done it before. Adelaide are looking good and have a much better draw from Round 7 onwards

      Jonathan Camac · 28/04/2016 at 23:29

      Same, I'm a big fan of Sloane at the moment.

    Leeds17 · 29/04/2016 at 05:46

    I can see where you are coming from with Neale just unfortunately his DE% kills him, certainly get's enough of the pill, if you've got a fairly cookie cutter midfield then I wouldn't be completely against a punt on a player like Neale or M Murphy but if you've already got a pod or two best to get in a proven player.

Dave · 28/04/2016 at 23:08

Simpson or Docherty? Finding it almost impossible to split these two lads.

    Hoot · 28/04/2016 at 23:27

    I'd go Docherty

    Dee · 28/04/2016 at 23:51

    Simpson for me…. he's a proven player.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:52


    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 00:21

    simpson averaging 100.8 to Dochertys 100.2.

    Clearly Simpson the better

Cozza · 28/04/2016 at 23:20

Going Fyfe > Parker. Have $350k left to play with, so thinking either BKen > Jelwood or Dea > Simpson. Any thoughts on the better option?

That said, achievable BE for BKen and Dea this week. Is it maybe better to sit on the last trade til they max out?

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:21

    Lock in the Fyfe parker, and then monitor the final sunday team announcements.

    As carlton is playing sunday with the bombers you can do your final trade to Simpson if Dea is pushed to the emergencies. or if named give him another chance to make his BE of course.

Jonathan Camac · 28/04/2016 at 23:22

Just a quick question. I'm going to be putting the big C (captain) on Kommer this week, and seeing what Goldstein gets as VC.

But I have Brown and McDonald-Tip on my FWD line bench. If i put an emergency on both of them, does the points go to the highest scorer of the two?

Thanks community.

    Andrew · 28/04/2016 at 23:30

    It goes on the lowest, so u may as well E one of them and hope they go higher than the other

      Jonathan Camac · 28/04/2016 at 23:32

      cheers mate, appreciate it.

Hoot · 28/04/2016 at 23:34

So I'm dropping DEA and MENA

I'm looking at a TOP fwd or mid Premo and a Rookie

T Lee is the rookie.

help me choose the PREMO between : Zorko, Hann, Selw, Dalh, Pend, Priddis

consider that Dalh plays his 100th and Hanna his 150th this week.

    Southern S · 28/04/2016 at 23:37

    Tom lee was dropped!

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:12

    Might have to wait till next week for a downgrade Hoot, at least the BE's are achievable .

Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:41

Can't do a captain loophole this week except on friday night's game.

Big problem, don't have the Goldy.

Libbe or Wells for Vice?

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 01:12

    maybe you should get Goldy 😉

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 10:53

      lol yep I probably should. But with the way I'm burning through trades need to stay with my Gawn / Nic nat combo till later in the year, to assure other issues don't arise.

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 08:56

    Both are extremely close in terms of average, lowest and hughest scores this year. Probably go with Libba, i reckon he will get more of a run in the midfield. Its a flip of the coin though.

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 10:57

      Was thinking Libba but then read somewhere (maybe on this website?) that he might be playing a half back role for awhile due to the injuries at the dogs?

      Personally I'd have thought Picken would take that role as he played a lot of defense previously.

      Plus North have Goldy feeding ball to them and if Wells does get a bit of mid time then he could have a big game.

      My gut feeling is that the under manned doggies might get a bit of a reality check from North this week. That could result in Libbe getting 10 tackles though!

      Decisions decisions.

Derek · 29/04/2016 at 00:54

Within a few weeks, Petracca will be in 99.9% of teams. As a SuperCoach player his influence will be small because everyone will have him.

Unless you need to put him on the field this week I would suggest getting Gresham as your midfield downgrade bubble boy rookie.

The best use of Petracca will be as a FORWARD rookie downgrade in a couple of weeks when Tippa, Paps, Brown, Adams, McGovern, McCarthy (Ruggles, Dea, Weitering via DPP) need to be culled

Looking ahead I can't see many Forward rookies that will become available in the next few weeks when needed the most.

My advice is not to "waste" your Petracca downgrade in the midfield, use Gresham now, and save Petracca for 2 weeks time.

Being aware of little things like this will make a better player.

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 00:59

    Wise words Derek.

    Gresham may even be that slow burning rookie that everybody ignores due to a couple of low scores, but ends up a 400k player.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 01:05

      I like him and have held him from the start. I saw others trading him out and couldn't believe it

        Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 01:10

        Well he didn't play for a few weeks and even disappeared from the emergency listings, would've been a little worrying although not many gun rookies to trade him to.

        Maybe people went for bubble boys last round via DPP. I suppose if they got DBJ and Gresham wasn't named again this week it would look like a decent move.

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 08:57

    Love it Derek, although i have both! had them from the start.

    tuxCS · 29/04/2016 at 11:48

    I've actually had Petracca in my team since day 1. I love the kid, he's gonna be fantastic in 5 years.

Trent · 29/04/2016 at 02:08

Who is the better option to use the emg loophole on out of b.kennedy and petracca to cover gray in the midfield this week?

    50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 07:55

    Depends who you other bench midfielders are.
    I'd play Petracca on the field over BenKen… But I believe the hype that this kids gonna be good.

    And then I'd want to check out Kennedy's score with the loophole and fall back on another Sunday bench player for their score of benken stinks it up.

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 08:58

    Kennedy. Petracca hasn't played an AFL game yet so can't expect a massive score from him frist up.

Nicholas · 29/04/2016 at 02:18

Here is my team community

Backs: Laird, Smith, Bartel, Dea, Weitering, DBJ (Hartley, Brown)

Mids: Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Gray, Wines, Rich, Libba, Mills ( B ken, Menadue, Davis)

Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cox)

Fowards: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Adams, Kerridge, Tippa ( Papley, Mccarthy)

Currently got 24 trades and 385k in the bank.

Thinking Fyfe to Parker as my first trade.
I am sure whether to hold gray however right now I think I will the only problem is if he is longer than 3 weeks. He also does provide a nice loophole for my team since everyone is playing.

I could use my 2nd trade to go B Ken/ Menadue to Gresham/ Petracca which would give me a tonne of cash to double pgrade next week BANG BANG.

I could also use my 2nd trade to go dea to another premo via Rich DPP. The problem with this is that I may not be able to afford Shaw next week if I go this route and I do want him in next week unless I pick up a player around 550k like JPK and even that is not a guarantee since Shaw could go big which is unlikely because of the Hawks but still a possibility.

Any other alternatives are welcomed and I hope you did not get affected by the carnage so far like me…

    Kev · 29/04/2016 at 07:36

    Trading Fyfe is a definite, your other trade ideas are not essential. Gresham didn't set the world on fire in his two games and was dropped, no other SC relevant rooks on the bubble. BK, Menadue, Dea all have achievable b.e.

    Gray is a very expensive loophole option, I don't know how long he is out for. Having a premo sit on the pine for 2-3 is not ideal

      50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 07:47

      I agree with Kev, there is nothing that requires action aside from Fyfe.

      Only the crazies will trade Gray at this stage.

        Nicholas · 29/04/2016 at 09:31

        Yeh Gray is a proven keeper and will come back good I think. He may drop price but is a keeper so it does not matter that much. Are you sure 380k and gray on the bench is fine its a lot of points though

          Derek · 29/04/2016 at 12:02

          you will need some luck. I held Rocky (plus had Crouch, Rich & Wingard all out as well) and relied on the rookies to cover for him. Unfortunately for those two weeks the rookies decided to stink.

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 09:38

    You can go Fyfe to Parker this week, and Dea to Shaw (although i don't think either will change that much in price, but you never know), will leave you about $185k….. if you traded weitering to Midfield premo (via Rich) next week, you would have about $555k to spend if you just go one trade. That will only buy you a JPK, Sloane, type?

    its a close call.

@HeiroDAB · 29/04/2016 at 07:17

Wagner or C.Byrne?

    Troy · 29/04/2016 at 18:59


Thomas · 29/04/2016 at 07:32

Can't do a loophole this week!!!
Do I put the C on goldy or Parker?
Or I can reverse des trade and downgrade him to someone not playing??

    50_Shades · 29/04/2016 at 07:51

    I guess the question is who would you choose… May be Tom Lee?

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 09:09

    Goldy is going up against a much lesser ruckmen tonight, definitely go with him.

Fevolution25 · 29/04/2016 at 07:42

Where the hell is crouch???

    JamiesNinjas13 · 29/04/2016 at 09:29

    Looks like their footy operations manager likes to talk s&*%, they are playing him in the 2s first

Alex · 29/04/2016 at 08:24

Dea to K Simpson leaves me with 109k left over? And also Goldy or Gawn Vc?

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 09:10


    Holty · 29/04/2016 at 10:28

    why not go goldy vc and Gawn c?

Brett · 29/04/2016 at 08:36

Goetz is my only non playing player this week, l want to have Goldy as VC and Hanners as C can l do this by putting Goetz on field with the C

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 09:12

    No, because that means you will get the VC score since the captain would have already played. It works when the non playing player plays after your VC option.

Luviboy1 · 29/04/2016 at 08:41

Brilliant write up Barron.
Not many rookie downgrade options and most of mine still have cash to make. Gray set to be out for 3-4 weeks, so only 1 trade this week. Can just about afford Parker. Will have 25 trades left, but leaves me with next to no cash in the kitty. Good or bad trade community?

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 08:50

    try and hold gray. Back Petracca and others to fill the gap with the use of gray as a loophole. Port have a Saturday night and two Sunday games coming up, he can be a good loophole. You might lose 20-30 points per week, over 3 weeks it will be 60-90 pts but you save a trade and still have a hopefully calmer R Gray in your team

      One Touch Wonder · 29/04/2016 at 09:18

      depends on who else you have in your midfield to fill the gap, but don't underestimate the loophole option to get two bites.

      if petracca is half as good as the hype, you can put him straight on the field, where other coaches might have him on bench or leave for a few weeks (if you have him)

      i'm a big believer in holding your premiums, and gray is close to being Ultra premo. if you trade him out now, chances are your ego won't let you trade him in later.

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 09:13

    I agree with Derek, i reckon he will come out hungrier after his injury after the criticism he has copped.

@chevychase84 · 29/04/2016 at 09:14

I'm stuck and torn who bring in for fyfe!
Hanners, sidebum, zieble, ward or sloan????

    judd0 · 29/04/2016 at 10:29

    I think Hanners will score the best however I'm a bit scared he will be rested throughout the year.
    I like Sidebottom however I started with him and got burnt when he got rubbed out, however he is a solid option and think because he missed a few games early will be played every week.
    I like Ward the most out of those options and I brought him in this week for Robbie Gray who it seems has also gone down with injury.

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:00

    Not convinced by Sidebum, the others are all good options.

    @chevychase84 · 29/04/2016 at 11:20

    Yeah I'm trying to go for a bit of a POD angle

James · 29/04/2016 at 09:24

Neale or Treloar?

    Chill · 29/04/2016 at 09:28


    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 09:38

    Neale will score better now without Fyfe, players like Pendles and Sidey may steal points of Treloar

    SCaddict · 29/04/2016 at 09:46

    Just be careful if you select Neale that you don't trade him in until just before the game starts. He was reportedly under some level of an injury cloud nursing a calf concern although he will still likely play.

    It's just that there's nothing worse than bringing in a new gun only to have them be a late out. So have a plan B ready in the unlikely event that Neale doesn't play.

HOLLA · 29/04/2016 at 09:44

Gday community.
Thinking of taking a risk and going early on new rookies DEA to TUCKER
Would leave me enough coin next week to go

Yes or no?

    Hawkman · 29/04/2016 at 09:50

    FOUR trades!!!!!!!!

      HOLLA · 29/04/2016 at 09:54


        HOLLA · 29/04/2016 at 09:58

        Dea and wingard need to go. Will need dahl and zorko at some stage. Both their prices will most likey fall after this week. Is there any difference in trading them in with four trades this fortnight as opposed to two trades now and two trades later?

    judd0 · 29/04/2016 at 10:22

    No for me Holla.
    Dea doesn't really need to go this week. He might loose a little cash but nothing to worry about.
    I don't know the extent of Wingards injury but if he is going to miss multiple then he does need to go.
    If possible I would trade wingard flick either Adams, Mac-Tip or M. Brown from the back down to the forward and bring in Tom Lee from St Kilda.
    You don't need to jump on Tucker or Petracca yet and if you plan on doing 2 upgrades next week you will probably miss a good bubble boy or two, Peter Wright looked amazing.

      Wattsieesq · 29/04/2016 at 12:04

      Tom Lee is out this week

      HOLLA · 29/04/2016 at 15:38

      Peter wright can get stuffed.

    Grahame Lebroy · 29/04/2016 at 10:34

    I would hold off Dea this week Holla, you could always do that trade next week.

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:01

    It's so risky and could destroy your season if it backfires, get them on the bubble.

TySB · 29/04/2016 at 09:51

Any more news about Robbie Gray?
Do we trade if hes out for 3 weeks?
They said he could be out for 2-3 weeks…

    judd0 · 29/04/2016 at 10:17

    I've just traded him for Ward, if I had of had Fyfe and/or suckling I would of held him but because I dodged those bullets I think I can afford the trade.
    He hasn't been in great form as we know, their was clearly something wrong the last two weeks he sat on the bench a lot from memory.

    Grahame Lebroy · 29/04/2016 at 10:33

    This might sound odd, but he looked mentally shot to me watching the game against the Cats sat night. If I had him I would be holding for this week and most likely wait for him to come back even in 2 – 3 weeks time. I don't have him and was planning him as an upgrade target at some stage this year, but now I am less sure of him being a tip top elite mid premo.

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:13

      Agreed, although great players can turn it around pretty quick. When the byes come around we might want him in again.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 11:29

      he looked mentally shot because he had a smack to the head

      he is too good not to keep

Tom · 29/04/2016 at 10:17

I want to go Fyfe to Dangerfield, but I can't afford it. Is it worth trading Ben Kennedy or Menedue to petracca to free up that cash? Or do we have to wait because we don't know if petracca will play 3 games in a row. If I don't do that I would just go Fyfe to Selwood and get Dangerfield later when his price drops.
What is the better option?
Appreciate thoughts…

Josh · 29/04/2016 at 10:20

All players playing this week so no loophole option, can't even hold Fyfe due to playing sat morning. Times like these you realise how important a good loophole is, almost as important as the right premo, done right could be the difference between doubling a 80 and a 140 as well as locking in a rookie 30 or ton.

So the issue at hand is who gets the c this week.

Gawn v snts – the potential
Hannas v Carlton – the safe
Waite v depleted dogies def

Currently resides with Gawn, thoughts anyone?

    tom · 29/04/2016 at 10:28

    Hanners plays Brisbane.

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:02

      And probably a good captain!

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 11:43

    you are right about the loophole. People who don't have a loophole and also have R Gray, should seriously consider keeping him as the loophole. Port play saturday night this week and then have two Sunday games, perfect loophole. depending on who else you have in the guts, two bites at the cherry might mean you don't drop that many points by keeping Robbie.

    good captain loophole as well, although dangerous to use same player for onfield loop and the C loop.

    Fyfe has to go though

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 11:56

    Hickey in good form and will make Gawn earn it, Hanners much more likely to go big against the lions, wouldn't even consider waite, a poor game is coming.

The Beard · 29/04/2016 at 10:30

J Selwood, Pendles, Priddis, S Mitchell? What you lads reckon?

    Jess_coach · 29/04/2016 at 10:55

    Im also struggling with the above 4, but are going Pendles. Pendles pretty-much hasn't had a bad year yet. He's the most likely to give you 100 every week, with some crazy 160 s in there. Granted, if Selwood is truly back to his 2014 form, he is the best choice (but this is doubtful). Priddis IMO is good, but getting abit old. Mitchells form should drop off.

    So pendles for me. He's become somewhat of a POD (which can be good or bad). He might not average 125, but probably a certain to average at least 115.

    Never discount a proven premium of pendles ability

      Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:10

      Agree, great that pendles was able to still score 100's carrying an injury, he's a champion of the game and his scoring history is amazing.

Chippa888 · 29/04/2016 at 10:49

Thoughts on these trades,
Dea-Viney via DPP
Already have Danger, GAJ & Parker in the Middle. This does destroy my warchest though.

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:14

    I'd rarther lock in ultra premos before settling on the 500k ones.

    I do like Viney though and if you're confident he will outscore his price over the season could be a great pick.

      Chippa888 · 29/04/2016 at 11:25

      Cheers Southern S, might just stick to the Fyfe-Pendles trade and save the warchest.

ThatDamnRascal · 29/04/2016 at 11:03

Have reversed trades about 10 times rotating Sloane, Ward or Jelwood?OR Dahlhouse via DPP

    Southern S · 29/04/2016 at 11:14

    That's because they are all good options. Best of Luck! Go with your gut!

min0008 · 29/04/2016 at 11:13

Thoughts on trades?
26 trades left with 157k remaining.

Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Weitering, Dea, Adams, DBJ, Byrne
Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendlebury, Parker, Wines, Libba, Kennedy, Mills, Hewett, Menadue, Davis
Martin, Nic Nat, Loersch
Martin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Tippa, McCarthy, Brown

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 11:48

    do nothing.

Waldo · 29/04/2016 at 11:13

R Gray and Dev Smith to Jelwood and Pendles or Hanners/Danger and Buddy? Torn!

    Kev · 29/04/2016 at 12:13

    Jelwood and Pendles

    Derek · 29/04/2016 at 13:34

    Selwood, Danger, hanners and Pendles are all at the Ultra premo level, and all must be in your team by round 15 at the latest.

    RGray is almost Ultra, just at the level below, along with parker, Sloane, rocky.

    If you had those 8 in your mids, you wouldn't be complaining.

    If you have RGray i would keep him and get the others in some other way.

    Smith to Buddy, not sure if you will get much there, probably not enough to waste a trade. not sure if Buddy is in my best 6 forwards.

Derek · 29/04/2016 at 11:38

i see Port have done what i did a couple of weeks ago and got rid of Lobbe.

if i had my team all over again i would not have gone with Lobbe, why didn't anyone in the community tell me he was so bad? 😉 some sort of warning or friendly advice might have been nice 🙂

I went with Lobbe instead of Goldy so i had extra money to have Wingard instead of Hall, Rich instead of Weitering and Rocky instead of Libba. Not really going as well as i hoped.

    Luke · 29/04/2016 at 11:54

    That's the game. I didn't start Fyfe. Regretted it. Traded Barlow to Fyfe at least 10 times last week and reverse traded around 1 hour prior to the round starting. While there is most definitely skill in this game, massive amount of luck is required

    Waldo · 29/04/2016 at 11:54

    Thought i was going poorly! In spite of your schamozzled start be interested in your thoughts on the above post Derek.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 12:14

      i paid the price for going against my own advice.

      at the start of the year i wrote down my 9 golden rules of supercoach, and one of them was "Pay the Price"!

    Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 11:58

    Funnily enough, Jock's cheat sheet made me get rid of him before the season started. Said he was monstered by Gawn in a NAB cup game and will "never be the same again." Turned out to be very correct indeed.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 12:04

      i was joking, i'm sure everyone in the community told me i was mad. especially as i had TBC last year.

    SCaddict · 29/04/2016 at 12:27

    Yes you're in you're own private hell when you're starting PODs turn to crap and nobody can hear you scream.

    It's made doubly worse when popular picks like Hall and Libba go great guns. It puts you a long way behind the eight ball not just in terms of rankings but also league Ws.

    That's why there are so many cookie cutter teams out there at the start of the season as PODs are often a risky business even at the best of times. Better off making your PODs (if you feel you need them) to be midseason trades when at least there is a decent sample size of form to draw upon.

      Derek · 29/04/2016 at 13:15

      the problem i have now, is to bring in other POD's to make up some ground.

      Already brought in the Blitz instead of Goldy, and will probably bring in JPK for Fyfe

tuxCS · 29/04/2016 at 11:54

I really want to Play McCarthy on the field ahead of BenKen, however i'm worried that if i do benken will pull out another ton, like we know he's capable of.

    SCaddict · 29/04/2016 at 12:02

    Welcome to Supercoach! 🙂

    I N Pieman · 29/04/2016 at 12:28

    Ben Ken on the bench for me. Lmccart called up

      SCaddict · 29/04/2016 at 12:51

      I'm looping BenKen on the off chance he suddenly remembers how to ton up again … although I'm not holding my breath.

        Tommy · 29/04/2016 at 13:39

        Big set of plums

Andy · 29/04/2016 at 12:16

What do people think about going Fyfe and Menadue to Viney and Lachie Hunter??

    SCaddict · 29/04/2016 at 12:45

    I wouldn't waste time on value premos like Hunter and Viney as they are very unlikely to be top 10 mid candidates by the end of the season.

    Hunter is an awesome DT player as he racks up heaps of cheap kicks and marks but he doesn't even have a 100 average in SC. Even Viney who had a brilliant last game of 144 is barely averaging a tick over 100 for the season.

    Just keep it simple and do Fyfe across to another midfield superstar like Parker, Pendles or Jelwood.

    Keep Menacrap off your field if you can, otherwise you could also look at bringing in Petracca early although I would advise against it. It's generally prudent to wait for all rookies to bubble up even the mega hyped ones like Tracc.

      Andy · 29/04/2016 at 22:20

      Oh yeah hunter is shit. Thanks a lot tosser!

        EAD · 07/05/2016 at 22:23

        Yeah Hunter is sh1te actually LOL!

        Hope you picked him you silly @ssclown!

Swans2012 · 29/04/2016 at 13:38

Dea to greene, young to sellwood,
Next week benken to rocky if he turns the corner
I've never been good at holding onto war chests…..

Saundo · 29/04/2016 at 13:45

Why should we hold Gray! Could be 4 weeks'

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