BarronCoachKingsLogoThe heroics of Parker. The redemption of Barlow. The fall from grace of Goldstein.

This round was all about the risen and the fallen, Community. The peaks and valleys. The triumphs and mistakes that make this game of fantasy football so damn frustrating and exhilarating at the same time.

There were plenty of examples that fit the bill this weekend.

In CoachKings on Friday night, those who opted to go Tom Cambell over Goldy were branded instant geniuses after the North big man produced a rare stinker.

And David Lowe out at the Maroondah Club has stamped his authority on the pub fantasy footy scene, winning the CoachKings $1000 with his round high 1023 in the GWS v Hawthorn contest on Saturday.

But before we get into it, I’ll leave you with an amusing anecdote. “What do you think about trading Nic Naitanui for Todd Goldstein,” I said to my missus on the eve of Round 6. “Why?” she asked. “Because it suits my bye structure better and I think he will outscore Nic Nat for the remainder of the season,” I replied. “Don’t do it. You always use too many trades early in the season,” she countered. This was coming from a woman who has little insight into SuperCoach. And yet she somehow knew. She sensed it. But what did I do? I rebelled. I went against what she advised. I traded Goldy in. And in the blink of an eye I cost myself nearly 100 SC points.

The Heroes

Luke Parker (151 SC) Is herculean. Just an absolute warrior. Stepped up to kick the match-winning goal for his side which inflated his score somewhat, but still a pristine effort. Was quiet early and then worked his way into the game nicely. An absolute star.

Heath Shaw (143 SC)

You have got to love this man’s kick to handball ratio. Of his 32 touches, 29 were kicks. Needless to say he again scored well. Like his team, is working into the season nicely.

Joel Selwood (138 SC)

I probably should put Nic Nat in this slot, but I’m still hurting too much. After an injury-interrupted pre season, Selwood is building his fitness base up and now looks back to his damaging best. Is clearly benefiting from the addition of Dangerfield, giving him more space and freedom to roam around in the middle.

Honourable mentions:

Nic Nat (140 SC), Dan Hannebery (136 SC), Michael Barlow (134 SC), Callan Ward (132 SC), Patrick Dangerfield (132 SC), Matty Boyd (125 SC), Daniel Wells (122 SC). 

The Villains

Todd Goldstein (49 SC)

Every now and then even a champion has an absolute stinker. Goldy did it once to us last year with a 44 against Freo in Round 8. He only went under 100 once more for the season. So let’s hope this is an anomaly. That the real Goldy will return next week. I traded him in this week, too. FMSC.

Tom Liberatore (70 SC)

The bloke was the number one clearance player in the comp a couple of years ago. I don’t care if the Dogs have more midfield depth nowadays, like Pendles, you have got to play a footballer to his strengths. Carn, Bevo. Do us all a favour and stick him in the midfield where he belongs.

Steele Sidebottom (72 SC)

Many got excited by his enormous ANZAC Day performance. But let’s not forget he was only playing Essendon. Was underwhelming against the Eagles.

Honourable mentions: Aaron Hall (76 SC), Matt Priddis (70 SC), Marcus Adams (63 SC), Jacob Wietering (23 SC).

The Redeemers

Daisy Thomas (135 SC)

Against a formidable Essendon side, the fleet-footed Thomas wound back the clock to produce a fairy tale performance. Just watch all the lemmings line up to trade him in this week…

Dustin Martin (124 SC)

Hasn’t quiet been himself this season. But he did look better on the weekend. Priced at around 500K with a break even of 91, now is the time to get him in your sides. Will still be a top 6 forward this season.

Tom Rockliff (117 SC)

What a dilemma we have on our hands here, Community. Is dirt cheap. Looks to be getting back to his best. Can pump out massive scores when in form. I’m going to wait another week or two, though. He needs to prove his durability.

Honourable mentions: Sauce Jacobs (120 SC), Toby Green (114 SC), Mitch Brown (88 SC).

The Prodigies 

Darcy Byrne-Jones (70 SC)

The kid just keeps getting it done. I’ll take a 70 from a rookie I’m playing on the field any day of the week. I like this guy, and fortunately it appears Kenneth likes him too.

Christian Petracca (63 SC)

Solid debut from the highly-touted prospect. Despite Melbourne’s disappointing performance, he must be persisted with and given more opportunities. I’ll have a look at him for another week and then trade him in when he’s on the bubble if I like what I see.

Josh Smith (96 SC)

Don’t know much about this young man. Has flown under the radar and is on the bubble this week. Scored 72 in his first match followed by an impressive outing against West Coast.  At just $102,400 in SuperCoach, he is a tantalising prospect.

Honourable mentions: Mason Cox (67 SC), Ben Keays (59 SC), Kieran Lovell (44 SC).

The Damned

Lincoln “Head shot” McCarthy (44 SC)

Was about the only bloke who didn’t cash in on the Cats blitz over the Suns. Suffered a head injury which limited his output. His owners will be hoping he bounces back.

Ryan “Nothing” Davis (33 SC)

Has giving us nothing all season, really. Just a pulse on your bench at best. But there is barely even a heartbeat at the moment. More like a corpse at best. Was ‘rested’ last week and came in this week with an exhilarating 33. Only just made his break even so probably won’t make much more money. Look to trade.

Jesse “Mirage” Lonergan (53 SC)

Was one of the IT players of the pre season. More midfield time, they said. O’Meara and Swallow out, Lonergan into the guts, they said. Well, they were wrong. After a decent 96 in the first round, has gone 67, 75, 60, 64 and 53 in the next five. Deplorable stuff.

Honourable mentions: Jordan DeGoey (64 SC), Shannon Hurn (56 SC), Connor Menadue (52 SC), Matt Dea (38 SC), Ivan Maric (25 SC).

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

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587 Comments

Rick Grimes · 02/05/2016 at 08:50

Josh Smith, what do we know?

    bUCKET__ · 02/05/2016 at 09:10

    Mature age ball magnet, endurance athlete, can't kick, slipped over comically to cost a goal, little other talent in Collingwood side to replace him.

    Bringing him in for either Menadue or Davis, writing off their selections as a loss. Thoughts, community?

    Lucas Vassis · 02/05/2016 at 09:10

    Your mum

    Dan · 02/05/2016 at 09:13

    JS gotta be an issue. Good for now, but surely can't keep up those numbers. Couple of sexy scores in his first 2 outings tho.
    I'm thinking I'll hold off for a better look at blokes like Petracca, Keays, Matheison & with a bit of luck Freeman…

      BKW · 02/05/2016 at 11:44

      Freeman is done for the season I believe

        Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 13:20

        Can confirm. I have no information whatsoever but it's Nathan Freeman were talking about.

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:11

    Buckley would of gotten tired with some of the players that were not performing and I reckon by him giving games to Smith and Cox shows that he is ready to give some new blood a go instead. They still both carry huge risk with job security though.

      Tim · 02/05/2016 at 10:48

      I think his job security actually looks good. Read the article about him in the HS last week. Pies rate him highly and his first two games have been good (poor DE aside). Pies are hardly flying, so I think his JS is solid. At $102,400, with a BE of -108 and a second week score of 96 he is a must have in my opinion.

        SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 11:04

        He'll probably get dropped Thursday night just like Lee last week after we all talked up his JS. 🙂

        Hope not though as he'd be the perfect bubble boy given his pricing and potential output.

          Tim · 02/05/2016 at 11:17

          Haha yeah probably will. Would be stiff if he did though. Plenty of others should have their necks on the block before him.

            SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 11:24

            So long as he isn't Wayno's hot tip this week we should be right!

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:22

    We know he is dirt cheap at 100k and set to go up 80k after this week.

Josh · 02/05/2016 at 09:12

Don't know anything about josh smith except that I was looking at cox now i am looking at him, smith makes it possible for me to pick up shaw before he starts his climb back to def premo royalty especially against a terribly inefficient fremantle which means more of those mop up kicks out of defense.

The only thing is cox is looking reliable for the scores he is getting and looks to have scope to score more as he grows with experience so do I wait a week for shaw and do a double downgrade (dea, Kennedy) or do I go shaw and smith

    Jake · 02/05/2016 at 10:19

    Get Shaw this week mate, only a 55 BE.

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 12:07

    same here. With Shaw going up in price and dea falling, i'm slightly short of cash. but painting the fence with JSmith allows me to get Shaw.

Chicken Dinner · 02/05/2016 at 09:38

What does the community think of:

Trading Dea and Tippa, to Dusty "Choppers" Martin and Kade Simpson?

Not sold on Smiths JS for a downgrade target, anyone else i should be looking at? – Rocky would be next week.

    The Mountian · 02/05/2016 at 10:12

    Great selections there mate, tips could go for a few more weeks if you've got any other rookies that have no more coin to make

Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 09:38

Thinking the trade priority for rookie culls is, in order:
Dea
Weitering
Davis
Menadue
BenKen
Hewett (had three goals in the first quarter then injured)
McCarthy (also affected by injury)
Ruggles (hasn't appreciated enough)
Brown (finally had a good game)
McDonald-Tipungwuti
Mills

What order would you have these blokes in, and where would you place other rookies? I've only used those I currently have.

    Jay · 02/05/2016 at 10:07

    Dea and Weitering first for sure – both with BE around/over 100

      Jimi · 02/05/2016 at 12:19

      The thing with Dea and Weitering is yes thery're topping out but there still, generally, scoring ok enough to prop of the defence until the byes. If you can trade them out to use the cash on your other lines then OK, but if you're trading them out just to upgrade them to premo defenders I wouldn't bother. Defensive line should be the last upgrade priority.

    BKW · 02/05/2016 at 11:49

    Put together a similar list this morning 😉

    Also agree Dea and Weitering should be first to go – I'll then assess the break evens next week and make a call from there

    Hating Menadue and Davis' output, they just need one or two decent games to make some decent coin (Mitch brown was in the same boat until his 88 this round)

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:36

    Partial dislocation of the shoulder and knock to the head for Weitering. Has to go with that BE I reckon.

      Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 16:00

      Unless he's rested… in which case he can warm the pine for a week then go.

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 16:58

        Then you have a donut for a week and probably a 20k+ bleed the next game. there's some bubbles this week and next, and some premos that need picking up. Cons appear to be outweighing the pros.

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 17:01

        With an early game on saturday not the greatest loophole option if on bench.

          Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 19:02

          Yeah just thinking he can wait for those who have a lot of culling to do. He won't lose value this week so can wait as long as your other bench defender is playing.

Moz · 02/05/2016 at 09:45

Everyone traded Barlow,
I Kept Barlow
143 poins

Everyone traded Greene
I kept Greene
115 Points

Everyone traded Rockliff
I kept Rockliff
117 Points

3 Trades saved
It pays to save trades

    HOLLA · 02/05/2016 at 09:54

    Everyone?

      Pinidu · 02/05/2016 at 10:09

      I kept Barlow and Greene. Traded Rockliff.

        Dijon D'Elia · 02/05/2016 at 10:34

        I did the same and feel still like that was the best possible option.

          Wattsieesq · 02/05/2016 at 11:20

          I kept Barlow and Greene. I'm happy I got rid of Rocky. Brought Hanners in for him and it's been awesome.

            BKW · 02/05/2016 at 11:51

            Yeah a few generalisations here but they look good holds now, although the Rocky one would have cost you quite a few points each week (for what it's worth I traded him to Parker and kept Barlow, didn't have Toby)

              Paul · 02/05/2016 at 19:04

              I traded Barlow for Hall. Worked out pretty well. Might even trade Barlow back in this week for Weitering (via DPP).

      Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:39

      Kept Barlow and traded Rockliff, I consider that a win as Rocky is only averaging 84.2 and missed 2 games.

    Josh · 02/05/2016 at 10:04

    Barlow to Waite r2 – so far winning that battle not to mention Barlow is be benifiting from injuries that you surely hadn't foretold

    Rockliff to dangerfeild r3 – also consider that a win

    Flip side to every coin

      JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 13:17

      Barlow will score more than Waite end of season, rockliff to danger was a good choice though

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:41

        Personally wouldn't consider the top one a win because you used a trade, and Barlow hasn't missed a game also scored a 128 and 134 the last two weeks.

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:16

    Agree totally , great discipline to hold there. Those trades will come in handy later in the year

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 12:10

    throw Rich into that lot as well.

    will the same be said for RGray and Wingard?

    BundyBear · 03/05/2016 at 00:49

    Everyone ?????? . I never had them to start with. So how could I trade them

    Shaq · 03/05/2016 at 00:59

    Far out this is by far THE best and ULTIMATE comment I have ever seen on Jocks website! Amen to that, I'm in the same boat as you brother 🙂

Hoot · 02/05/2016 at 09:51

I traded Cox in last week hoping he will continue to play. Looks like it has paid off so far. Doing the same with Petracca this week as Ill need the $tah$h of Ca$sh from the downgrades to purchase the likes of Rance Selwood Priddis Zorko etc..

magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 09:55

What are people thoughts on Weitering, is a must trade this week? Lost 25K and seems to be injured even though they say he might play?

    Pinidu · 02/05/2016 at 10:03

    BE over 100. Must trade.

      Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 10:44

      If he can play he's not a must trade, although I agree he's close to it.
      Has already scored over 100 but more to the point, that low score will drop out of his price after three more games and he'll be back around his current mark. That makes trading less urgent if you'd like to keep collecting his reasonably consistent 70-odd scores for another few weeks. Depends on other which other players need to go as to whether culling Weitering is a priority.

        Hoot · 02/05/2016 at 10:56

        Agree. If he is playing I'll do what I can to keep him. With an Avg of 70+ being likely, I'd be happy having him on my field until the byes.

        If Weit doesn't get traded this week, you'd be forced to keep im for another few weeks.

      BKW · 02/05/2016 at 11:54

      I'm trading him for two reasons

      1) high chance of re-injuring his shoulder if he plays
      2) high break even

      If he isn't named this week you could move him to the bench if you have cover

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:19

    Wait till later in the week. I'd say Carlton won't be rushing him though he is too valuable. Andrew Mackay said he might only miss a week or two, might not be as bad as it looked

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 02/05/2016 at 12:11

    If weita plays this weekend I'm trading dea to shaw.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 12:36

    He was already maxing out his price prior to the game. Now with this 23 running through his next 2 games, you either have to wait probably 10+ weeks for him to get back to a decent price of 365k (assuming he scores 75 each game) or trade him now or next week to a premium. I'm trading him to Houli.

      D-Train · 03/05/2016 at 12:12

      Numbers are correct but you're using his average with injury. If you take out the 23, he's averaged 84 for the year.
      Based on that average, he'd hit ~370k after 5 games, 380k after 6 games. Seeing as he has 6 games to his bye, if you think he'll average mid-80's from now until then (and he'll play those games, which does remain to be seen), means it probably isn't as clear-cut as you'd think. I'll probably end up culling him but I understand why some people wouldn't.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 03/05/2016 at 12:34

        If your optimistic that he can score 85 each game then you should keep him for sure but I think a more realistic score is 75. The 85 avg (taking out the 23) is heightened by his monster 130 score in round 3. And it is confirmed he will be out for atleast 2 weeks so I'm upgrading him to bring in 50 more points each week.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:43

    Trade 100% for me.

    Mr booby-buyer · 02/05/2016 at 14:11

    Traded him to Boyd last week… Bang!

    Welcome.

      Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:20

      Stunning move!

Pinidu · 02/05/2016 at 10:08

Community, I had a shocking week scraping to 2028 and dropping out of the top 1%, I need your advice and guidance.

I have 27 trades and 488K in the bank.
DEF: Shaw, Laird, Houli, Weitering, Dea, Adams (DBJ, AMT)
MID: Danger, Ablett, Priddis, Pendles, Libba, Mills, Parish, Hewett (Davis, Menadue, Dunkley)
RUC: Nic Nat, Gawn (Wyatt)
FWD: Barlow, Hall, Greene, Wells, Kerridge, BenKen (Papsmear, McCarthy)

What should I do?

Possible options are:

Weitering –> Simspson
Davis/Menadue –> Rockliff??
Or
Dea/Weitering –> Simpson
Menadue –> Dusty??

Is Josh Smith a must get? Dea a must trade? Parker a must get?

So many questions Community, I need your help please.

Thanks in advance

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:33

    Struggling to feel sorry for you about dropping out of the top1%, I wish I was there, great effort.
    Reckon Rocky with a BE of 84 is about as cheap as he will get, I have him and if he plays he should only keep improving so Davis or Menadue to him makes sense. Trading Dea is something I am considering this week also. Parker has become a must have this year, not sure on J.Smith.

      Wattsieesq · 02/05/2016 at 11:27

      I like the second trade. Both trades are solid, though.

      Josh Smith isn't a must get. There are mids like Keays and Petracca coming along that will make cash. If you are trading rookies, Dea and Weitering would be on the top of the list. Parker was useless in the first quarter but had mamoth three quarters after that. His score was inflated by the late goal. I have him as I think he'll be a top 10 mid. There are other mids out there who can do a job just as well.

    rosy · 02/05/2016 at 16:15

    Parker is a must have. Going bananas this year. Even at 595k its a steal.

hedski · 02/05/2016 at 10:08

Weits=Smith
Dea=Chopstix
Bang bloody bang.
$230k in kicker still.

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 12:36

    B.Smith or J.Smith ?

      hedski · 02/05/2016 at 12:37

      J.Smith.
      I have B.Smith

    JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 12:42

    Jealous of your DPP trade swings hedski!
    I really want Weitering to Chopsticks but all DPP (Walla, Adams and Brown) are all in my Defense 🙁

      hedski · 02/05/2016 at 13:26

      They're all in my def now mate.
      Will tryin swing one back down after next week open it back up.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 13:34

        Yeah I would like to open it back up too but there no defense rookies worth trading in at the moment (maybe Tucker) and there's no stand out defense rookies who have been talked about that may play in the near future either.

          hedski · 02/05/2016 at 14:13

          I'll prob downgrade davis to keays then trade menapoo out of fwds. Swing brown or tippa down and get in a simpson/rance type in def

            Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:28

            If Beams comes back in and Keays keeps his spot then maybe.

            If beams returns next week then I'd pretty worried of keays getting dumped just before his price rise.

              hedski · 02/05/2016 at 14:41

              Yeah ill be watching that.
              Mathieson will be another factor there too.

Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 10:09

Any coaches looking to bring in Jarrad Mc Veigh this week? Appears to be over his injury issues and seems to be gathering momentum. His price dropped around 30K to around $512 grand. Scored 88 last round and has averaged around 84 for his first three games this season.

With the byes fast approaching, he is a DEF/MID DPP player also. Could be a crucial swingman. He is a reliable, hard defender which could average 100+ from here. Can also be considered a keeper with the likes of Shaw, Laird, Rance (after next week), Gibson, etc etc. I want my backline sured up ASAP, as it is proving to be the most difficult line for me right now.

Thoughts?

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:39

    He has a BE of 132 this week. I agree he is worth upgrading too but now isn't the time he should be cheaper in a few weeks. He is one of the elite backs when up and running

    Swans2012 · 02/05/2016 at 11:04

    I'd wait another week as be still high but for mine he's a lock for top 6-9 defenders from here.

    Manuka · 02/05/2016 at 11:08

    I am getting him after the next game when he will be about $500K. Good for my bye structure too and very few have him at this stage which will change after his next game. A top 6 defender

    The Ranger · 02/05/2016 at 11:29

    Definitely on the radar but Heater comes in this week for me which finishes my backline until the byes.
    Might try and upgrade Adams, Yeo or Bartel to McVeigh later but after this week I'll be looking at my mids.
    Rockliff and Murphy are nice and cheap.

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 12:19

    he will be in my team in a few more weeks when he is at his cheapest.

    not sure he will average much over 90 with so many other swan players in the midfield getting points. But if there is an injury to one of the guns he will score very well.

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:01

    He's on my radar for the eventual M.Adams upgrade, it's between him and A.Rance for me.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:09

    I have a total of 6 rookies in my backline (4 on field)

    Trying to establish who is worth locking in back there for the long haul, feel McVeigh will end up there in a couple of weeks, and maybe even bartel if he lifts.

CJudd3Votes · 02/05/2016 at 10:21

Have both Dea and Weitering and looking to get Shaw in for whichever i trade out. To swap Weiters i offload Davis to Smith, to swap Dea i offload Gresham to Smith.
I feel like Dea is more concerning atm however also feel that it would be dumb to offload Gresham now after waiting for him to come back in the team with him finally gaining cash. Thoughts community?

Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 10:22

Hi Community
I am posting this as i am in desperate need of help. At the start of the season, i thought i had a prety decent team. But they are just not scoring highly at all. It is:
Laird, Houli, Weitering, Adams, AMT, DBJ (Mckenzie, Hartley)
Ablett, Pendles, Ward, Selwood, Sidebum, Libba, BKennedy, Mills (Davis, Gresham, Petracca)
Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)
ZMerrett, Greenem Franklin, Wells, De Goey, Kerridge (Brown, Menadue)

I just have so many players that need to go, and no idea what to do. I have 120k in the bank after bringing Goldy in last week. I currently have 26 trades left. I am also wary of the upcoming byes. My bye situation looks like this:
Week 1: 13 players out
Week 2: 11 players out
Week 3: 6 players out

So ideas for what i should be doing not only in the short term, but also the long term would be greatly appreciated!

    Dan · 02/05/2016 at 12:00

    BenKen –> J. Smith
    Weitering –> Shaw

    Welcome.

      Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 12:26

      Could i trade menadue instead of BenKen? BenKen is scoring better than Menadue currently and will still allow me to pick up shaw.

        Derek · 02/05/2016 at 12:41

        surely menadue will be dropped this week

          Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 14:15

          Definitely deserves it

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 12:20

    Shaw this week

CJudd3Votes · 02/05/2016 at 10:28

Key point of consideration this week needs to be trade options next week. I feel most coaches will be targetting Petracca and Keays as downgrade options and hence need to factor this in to the thought process regarding any moves this week

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:07

    Not too sure on Keays as Dayne Beams comes back.

Jonathan Camac · 02/05/2016 at 10:28

looking to cull either of these fat cash cows for Barlow – but not sure who to take out. BenKen or Tippa? Thoughts community?

    magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 10:32

    Their BE are still pretty low.

    Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 10:40

    BenKen is frustrating me heaps, although he will no doubt ton up the week i get rid of him

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:06

    Tough call but Tippa may even have better JS? Random guess of course.

      Jonathan Camac · 02/05/2016 at 14:08

      what do you mean by JS?

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:25

        Job security

          Jonathan Camac · 02/05/2016 at 14:29

          I see..you make a good point there.

Giggity · 02/05/2016 at 10:32

Just traded benken to josh smith and upgraded weitering to heater shaw is this ok ?

    Tim · 02/05/2016 at 11:56

    Probably going to do the same thing myself – subject to the release of teams on Thursday. Heater is a must have this week for those who don't have him and I think Josh Smith is a good buy. Benken may potentially still have some coin to make, but I think his last month is more reflective of where he is at then his first two games. His BE is getting up there and I don't think he has a heap left to make. Weitering's BE is over 100, so he is good to go.

      Tim · 02/05/2016 at 11:59

      *than

    BKW · 02/05/2016 at 11:59

    Yep

Dijon D'Elia · 02/05/2016 at 10:37

Just wondering how many trades everyone has left? Iv used 2 this week and now Im down to 25 so Im curios to see if I'm above/ on par/ bellow the average?

    Cam_H · 02/05/2016 at 12:02

    I'm on 24 this week if I don't trade. It was never my plan to have used so many, but three of my six have been injury-related.

    I've got an itchy trigger finger however, and considering Dea + M. Crouch to Zorko/Dahlhaus + J. Smith/Petracca.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:04

    You're fine, I wouldn't worry about it. If you need to trade you do it.

Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 10:46

What's riskier? Bringing in Petracca, who could get injured/reported and not burst his bubble. Or bringing in Smith from Collingwood whose job security is pretty suspect? I need to trade one down one up this week as I don't have heaps in the kitty.

    Grahame Lebroy · 02/05/2016 at 10:54

    I think Smith is riskier out of those two, just because of job security. I have Petracca but I am considering Smith heavily for this week

      The Ranger · 02/05/2016 at 11:47

      I think his JS is ok, I don't see a whole heap of players under him vying to take his spot.
      Macaffer maybe but the rest are rookies too.

      There, that's done it…he'll def be dropped now!

        SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 19:15

        Yes if he's Wayno's hot tip tomorrow that will be the final kiss of death!

        Wayno stitched up Lee last week as his hot tip who was then promptly dropped to the magoos. The previous week it was Suckers who then collapsed in a miserable heap so whoever the tip is this week we need to avoid that individual like he has swine flu! 🙂

    Jedders · 02/05/2016 at 11:32

    Smith will continue to play I guarantee you. people who dont trade this bloke in are crazy.

      Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 11:57

      I think he'll get a game next week. But don't want to be stuck with him laying lifeless on the pine after that…

      Tim · 02/05/2016 at 11:58

      Agree Jedders. At the risk of having substantial egg on my face come Thursday night, I am struggling to see where this talk about Smith having dodgy JS is coming from.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:03

    Smith locked in my team, those scores for 100k what's not to like, wouldn't care if he got dropped for a couple of games out of the next 6-7 anyway.

      Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 14:31

      Pity he's not defense eligible since I would ideally cull Dea and Weitering this week! Can swing forwards but have no def-mids.

        rosy · 02/05/2016 at 16:24

        All you need is a FWD/DEF in your FWD line (Tippa/M.Brown) and a FWD/MID in your MID line (Menadue/BenKen).

        Step 1. Hit trade on Dea
        Step 2. Sub your FWD/DEF into your DEF
        Step 3. Sub your FWD/MID into your MID
        Step 4. Trade Smith into your MID

          rosy · 02/05/2016 at 16:24

          Sorry….Step 3 should be: Sub your FWD/MID into your FWD

            Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 19:05

            Thanks I have made it work! Just have all my def-fwds in my backbone now. A problem for another week!

Cameron · 02/05/2016 at 10:57

G'day community,
What is more of a priority this week, getting in Parker (be 70) before he gets to 600k+ or getting josh smith this week as he is on the bubble? Don't think I can get both in this week unfortunately

    Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 11:03

    Bring in Parker. There are quite a few rookies on the bubble next week like Petracca/keays

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:02

    Why can't you get both?

      Cameron · 02/05/2016 at 16:17

      Well I could but I would have to downgrade mills instead of tippa

breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 11:04

Any defenders on the bubble

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 11:16

    Only Tucker but after coming off a 34 (with an average of 50) he's not exactly the most enticing prospect.

    Then there's Lee who's currently stranded on the bubble until whenever he gets his job back.

      BKW · 02/05/2016 at 12:01

      No good ones – do you have a mid/def or fwd/def that you could swing into the backline? That's what I'm doing this round…

Harry · 02/05/2016 at 11:15

Who to trade in
D Martin or L Dalhausee

    Wattsieesq · 02/05/2016 at 11:50

    Dusty for me. Buy low, sell high.

    BKW · 02/05/2016 at 12:02

    Both good options – I prefer Dahl as he is more consistent, but Dusty us dirt cheap

    Danners · 02/05/2016 at 17:31

    Dusty, won't find him cheaper anytime soon

dwhits · 02/05/2016 at 11:23

Dea >>> Tucker
Weitering >>> Shaw

124k left. Happy Days

Aurion · 02/05/2016 at 11:31

What premo is the better option to get in this week? Parker? Martin? Franklin? Pendles?

    magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 11:53

    I say Parker

      rosy · 02/05/2016 at 16:26

      Agreed. He's massive.

Nicholas · 02/05/2016 at 11:34

Mock me on the bug but the support team aknowledged it and are looking for a fix. I definently did not make the trade that I was given and it has been confirmed

    Loop · 02/05/2016 at 11:54

    Thats good to hear. Now if you get Rich back and he breaks his leg next week we wont be hearing any complaints???

    slippery sam · 02/05/2016 at 12:13

    days of our lives home and away who cares

    fatty vautin · 02/05/2016 at 12:52

    nick off sick of it nrl comp for you

    Rick Grimes · 02/05/2016 at 14:26

    I can see them making a movie out of this. Erin Brockvich part 2.

magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 11:43

Anyone looking @ Daisy?

    Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 11:54

    Hopefully heaps of people. Then the rest of us can sit back and laugh.

      magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 11:57

      lol….he's playing well.

        Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 15:23

        no

      SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 12:02

      Surely Higgo will talk him up on tomorrow's podcast much to Jock's dismay.

        magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 12:10

        lol

      Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:45

      We need these kinds of players so we can move up ranks easier without him.

      rosy · 02/05/2016 at 16:29

      He's averaging 98 and is 504k so I don't know how that's funny. Fairly serious prospect.

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 16:56

        2012 games played 17
        2013 – 5
        2014 – 20
        2015 – 5
        2016 – 5 out of 6

        Has already missed a game this year, potential burn written all over him.

          BKW · 02/05/2016 at 18:14

          Spot on – if you bring him in be prepared to trade him out when (not if) he gets injured

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 02/05/2016 at 15:01

    In the rear view mirror only. Though that is the best game I have seen him play in navy blue. But to b clear. It's a no from me. 🙂

fatboyfat7 · 02/05/2016 at 11:44

Anyone know whats happening with B Crouch? Is he still out with the hammy or just cant make the team? Tried to be patient and hold but this is getting ridiculous…

    Cam_H · 02/05/2016 at 11:53

    Had a great game with the Crows' SANFL team – 36 disposals, albeit 23 of them were handballs.

    A real possibility for selection this week (maybe Laird's foot injury might be the catalyst for the recall?).

    John · 02/05/2016 at 11:56

    36 touches in his first game back in the twos

    Fox · 02/05/2016 at 11:57

    Played in SANFL …. 40 possessions , should be in serious contention this week ! And maybe even for his brother

Fox · 02/05/2016 at 11:55

This guy trades out Nic Nat to get goldy ?????? Surely he having a lend of us there …

Johnny · 02/05/2016 at 12:02

Any suggestions on my team welcome. Currently ranked 280 with 24 trades. Thinkin AMT for smith and not sure what to do with Kennedy…

Shaw laird Bartel rich Adams bjones- Byrne brown
Danger Parker ward Ablett Pendles Libba mills petracca- davis Dunkley hewett
Goldy Gawn- goetz
Dahl hall Barlow wells kerridge Kennedy- AMT menadue

    Richard · 02/05/2016 at 12:58

    Hold Kennedy trade out davis for smith

JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 12:06

Libba got 70 was because he got a corky early and was on the bike most of the second quarter to run it off. Still affected him throughout the game therefore was put on HFF. Plus Bevo's also managing his midfield minutes throughout the season because lets be srs, he can't play 100% pure inside mid coming back from season ending ACL. Just a FYI community.

    magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 12:12

    You suggesting that he should be Traded?

      JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 12:21

      Nah just stating why he got 70 before people want to panic trade him to a premium. I think the more games he plays, the better he will get and could be a worthy M8. Will be one of the last traded in my side (that's if I trade him).

        Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 13:25

        I agree Jamies. For those who have Libba we were lucky he was able to come back on the ground and score as well as he did! He may miss a week as it looked like a nasty cork, but he'll bounce back and be a good M8/M9 or last upgrade option.

Steele · 02/05/2016 at 12:14

Priddis playing injured?

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:01

    He did miss a game in round four with a groin complaint maybe that's been affecting him. I'd assume he will be good next week.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 15:43

    He will be at a juicy 525k next week if he gets his projected score! Rockliff, Priddis then Gray all fallen 'Excellentttt"

      SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:46

      Yes I've got my eye on him for a potential side swap with either Libba or Zaka for little financial outlay.

      Not sure I'll do it but it's one option open depending how things pan out over the next fortnight or so. I'd need to see him regain form first. He's a potential top 8 mid when fit and firing.

    BKW · 02/05/2016 at 18:18

    Wonder if it's OP? Somethings not right

Clarky · 02/05/2016 at 12:21

Hi Community

I have a dilemma this week. I currently have 26 trades left and 120k in the bank after bringing goldy in this week. I have 2 trade options.

Option 1: BKennedy/Menadue to Smith, Weitering to Shaw

Option 2 BKennedy to Smith, Menadue to Hall/Martin/Betts

Please leave a comment as to your opinion about which one to pick along with the player i should go with if there are multiple options please! I only have 2 Premos in defense in Laird and Houli, whilst i have no outright premos in forwardline, just have 4 players between 400k-500k in Franklin, Greene, Merrett and Wells.

Thanks!

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 12:59

    Option 1 for me, Shaw is a MUST HAVE this week.

Tim · 02/05/2016 at 12:25

A lot of talk of trading out Weitering and/or Dea for the likes of Shaw and/or Simpson but has anyone given any thought to bringing in one M. Boyd? Super competitor who knows how to find the footy and with the dogs half back flankers dropping like flies in the early part of the season he surely must be considered.

    JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 12:40

    He looks like a great POD at the moment Tim! But tooth length is the issue. Dogs are going to play finals so they may rest him at some point later in the season to freshen him up. He is a smart pill collector that's for sure.

      Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:59

      They might not be able to afford to rest him with the rate of their injuries! Also seems pretty resilient Boyd, reasonably safe trade I reckon.

      PeptideCancer · 03/05/2016 at 12:12

      Hi Jim I can tell from your avatar that you're a supporter of unethical/cheating behaviour and using young players as guinea pigs to test drugs that are illegal to test on animals but, other teams and players don't share your love for such disgusting behaviour.
      I'm sure that you think collecting pills is a valid way for a player to improve his performance but Matty Boyd is not like that and never has been. Boyd is an honest hard working footballer who collects disposals faster than Jim Hird and the essendon club collect methods for endangering the players of our great game

        JamiesNinjas13 · 03/05/2016 at 12:50

        I feel sorry for you mate, sitting behind a computer and hiding behind a false name attacking people. Since you are purposely going out of your way to cause a stir, I am amused at how you are able to afford internet with your dole bludging and uneducated ways but I am guessing you are most likely sponsored by Centrelink. There are many valid and educated guesses I can make based on the type of person you are. You may be an unsucessful virgin 50 year old with no kids, no family which explains the childish comments. If you need my help in finding 10 jobs a fortnight for Sarina Russo, let me know I can tutor you on how to be a little more mature and a little more successful in life rather than surfing this website and making expired jokes on a Tuesday afternoon.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:18

    Actually no, Boyd has missed a fair few games in the last 3 seasons, so not exactly resilient.

    Played games

    2013 – 13
    2014 – 19
    2015 – 18

    No point averaging 100 if they're gonna miss games.

      Mr booby-buyer · 02/05/2016 at 16:08

      Respectfully disagree southern. That's what emergencies are for

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 16:29

        Fair enough but I usually aim for the guys that seem more consistent through the seasons.

        I can miss out on good players though I acknowledge that.

          Mr booby-buyer · 03/05/2016 at 10:40

          Definitely a valid strategy, higgo might be able to tweak the maths here but I think it goes
          (tooth length+durability)÷potential output=risk factor

          Maybe carry the integer…

    Neverweaken · 02/05/2016 at 17:05

    I kept suckling on the bench and traded Dea to Boyd last week. Happy with the trade and consistent defenders are non existent this year. Kade Simpsons another I'm eyeing off.

Jacob · 02/05/2016 at 12:29

Looking at bringing in rich at 440k has had three tonnes and one poor game when tagged heavily, what are people's thoughts on him ??

    Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 12:39

    No for me, crumbles when it comes to getting tagged. He won't keep this scoring up.

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 13:04

    Beams is due back shortly. I'd want to see how the midfield dynamics at the LIons shake out first before committing to bringing him in even if he costs a little more further down the road.

    If he goes back to that halfback role of years past then that would limit his fantasy output but if he continues playing mainly onball then that would be a huge tick.

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 13:26

      good point SC

      Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 13:35

      Good point SC. I was tossing this trade up as well, as I only have $470k for a defender after trading out Dea and trading Menadue > Smith. There is not much in that <$470k defender bracket except Rich, Smith, Yeo and KK (already have Bartel). Just not convinced any of them are keepers this year.

      Either have to pull the trigger and get one of these 4 or downgrade Dea to Tucker. Tucker had a good first week for a rookie, but not so good this week. His JS looks to be okay though.

      Any thoughts on best option here are more than welcome!

        SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 13:58

        I'd probably go Smith out of that bunch. Although he had a quieter weekend SCwise he's been getting it done most weeks with an 87 average. Rich does look an ok option too but I'd wait myself for the reason mentioned above. KK has been disappointing so far this season and as for the YoYo … well his name says it all.

        Fortunately I'm able to cull Adams in my forward line for Smith (assuming he plays) so can upgrade Weita to Heater. Although I'd much rather cull Dea this week instead of Adams I can't wait any longer on Shaw with a BE of 55.

Joe · 02/05/2016 at 12:41

Was considering a double downgrade this week to get Smith and Petracca in, but might wait another week on Petracca until he's on the bubble.

At the moment its Kennedy to Smith and probably Weitering to Martin via DPP.
Good trades or should the double DG be considered community?

    Richard · 02/05/2016 at 12:56

    Wait on Petracca for another week see how he goes.Your one up one down trade the way to go

    Danners · 02/05/2016 at 17:30

    Good trades, a lot of good rookies will be on the bubble next week

Anth · 02/05/2016 at 12:47

Do we consider Liberatore to Rockliff as an upgrade to a premium or a sideways trade?

    The Ranger · 02/05/2016 at 13:25

    It depends.
    Did you put Libba in your side as a keeper or as a stepping stone?
    If you put him in as a keeper then it's a sideways trade i.e. one keeper to another.
    If you put him in as a stepping stone then I suppose you can trade him to a fallen premo.
    I put Libba in as a potential keeper and I think he still is. He'll be one of my last upgrades if I do actually upgrade him at all.
    It's a strange trade to be considering this week Anth, do you not have some rookies that need culling?

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 13:26

    that is an upgrade. however i think Libba can stay awhile longer

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:29

    Rocky should be a premo you put in your team later in the season I reckon, he's missed too many games int he last couple of years.

      SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 14:30

      You're probably right SS but if he puts in another solid performance at AO this weekend and pumps out another hefty ton he'll be mightily hard to resist next week. The Lions shocking early draw will get easier soon too.

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:43

        He can get a 117 with a broken leg though Rocky, not sure if that kinda score is solid for him. I wanna see 150's with a pile of tackles to know he's back 100%.

        Will the Real Rocky please stand up?

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:49

        Just looked at the stats and he had 32 and 10 tackles. Damn you Rocky!

        I can't get him yet due to already trading him out earlier after starting with him.

          Dillon Panthers · 02/05/2016 at 16:29

          Hey gents love bouncing stuff off you guys. Danger or chopsticks in this week? Want to wait for danger to come down but I'm starting to think he might not and I can't keep missing those points. Choppy is dirt cheap but will still be very cheap next week. Another point of view is always nice.

          Thanks chaps

            The Mountian · 02/05/2016 at 16:57

            Personally I think if you haven't got him yet, get him he is averaging a touch under 130 so if your waiting for him to come down you may be waiting a while. Im going to try and snag dusty next week because he should still be around the same price with a BE of 90 he should appreciate too much

              BKW · 02/05/2016 at 18:20

              Same plan 😉

            Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 17:21

            Danger needs to be locked in, Martin has been very inconsistent. The way he's playing he won't be a top forward this year. (although it's highly possible he will be if he can hit some consistency)

Jordan · 02/05/2016 at 12:57

I'm thinking, Clayton Oliver (if not selected again) to Josh Smith and then Dea to Kade Simpson. I'm holding Weitering for a few more weeks to see if he can get his form back.

thoughts, Community?

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:32

    Not a fan of keeping Weitering. I'd get rid of both defenders preferably with a downgrade/upgrade move.

    Or double upgrade if you have the warchest of course.

      Jordan · 02/05/2016 at 14:59

      I would consider that, but it all depends if Tom Lee is named. I'd rather have someone who is playing then bench a player is who is not, and don't really have any DPP's that work in my favour. Smiths -108 BE is too good to pass up for some quick cash flow.

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 15:28

        Yep was thinking Oliver may come back but with Petracca in I suppose it could be tough for him to get a spot.

    The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 16:59

    Id look to upgrade weitering. hes got a BE of 114 which will affect him for the next couple of games he plays, and will bleed a fair amount of the cash he has made you

tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 12:58

Def:
H.Shaw, R.Laird, K.Simpson, K.Kolodjashnij, M.Adams, J.Weitering. (D-BJ, M.Brown)

Mid:
P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, S.Pendelbury, O.Wines, T.Liberatore, C.Mills, B.Kennedy, C.Petracca. (R.Gray, G.Hewett, J.Gresham)

Ruck:
M.Gawn, N.Naitanui. (M.Chol)

Fwd:
A.Hall, Z.Merrett, D.Wells, D.Zorko, AMT, S.Kerridge. (L.McCarthy, C.Menadue)

The trades I'll most likely make this week are: J.Weitering to D.Tucker/T.Lee (If Lee is selected i'll play him), and B.Kennedy to J.Smith (After which I'll move S.Kerridge into the midfield for C.Petracca). This leaves me with 417k in the bank, and with a little luck, i should be able to trade Kerridge to Priddis and Liberatore or Mills to L.Parker. After these trades this is what my midfield will look like:

P.Dangerfield, G.Ablett, S.Pendelbury, O.Wines, M.Priddis, L.Parker, R.Gray, and T.Liberatore/C.Mills (depends on who i trade out.

This will leave me with an almost full premo midfield, and with already having 4 premo's in the back and forward line, it leaves me with only 5 more upgrades to make. Any thoughts would be great.

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 13:25

    if you want Luke Parker, you need to get him this week

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:31

      Not really, if he gets 137 he'll only rise 30K, and its improbable for me to get him this week.

    Harley · 02/05/2016 at 13:30

    If I were you I would trade weitering this week to tucker or lee if named as weitering has a high break even if 100 I believe. He probably won't play anyway. Put D-BJ on feild. Then trade Kennedy up to parked this week before he goes up in price again. Plus Sydney play essendon and could be huge score.

    Dangerfield vice captain. Parker Capt if danger stuffs up.

    Don't think you need smith.

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:42

      Actually i do like that, i thought Smith was my only downgrade option but i can still get Keays next week, thanks.

      Harley · 02/05/2016 at 13:45

      Depending on how much money you have you might even be able to go Kennedy to smith. Swap petracca and menadue and trade menadue to Parker.

        tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:48

        Can't afford Kennedy to Parker unfortunately, only got 2k in the bank after last week's Dea to Shaw. I'll just take the 30k price hike and get him in next week, i dont really mind 🙂

Deccas · 02/05/2016 at 13:06

Who to trade? Weltering Dea or Priddis? And who too?

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:21

    Don't even think about trading priddis. One the best most consistent performers in supercoach history, he will be in the top 8 come the end of the season.

      Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:56

      Yeah you don't trade a premo that is playing and scoring ok, just needs to hit a couple of good games which is bound to happen.

    I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 16:10

    Deccas. How do you think the 50% of owners that traded Barlow are feeling. Classic example of why you don't trade Premos unless they are injured or long term suspended. Personally I'm waiting till Priddis bottoms out & I'll pick him up

Alphie · 02/05/2016 at 13:21

I have 264k in the Bank. Libba to Rockliff, B kennedy to Martin. Good call or bad call?

    Richard · 02/05/2016 at 13:31

    Rockliff durability questionable Kennedy to Martin good call

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:55

    Ben Kennedy only a 51 BE, but he looks like a very slow burner so understandable wanting to trade.

    Libbe could be fine too. I'd look at offloading Dea and Weitering if you have them.

min0008 · 02/05/2016 at 13:26

Dea to Smith
Weitering or Ben Kennedy to Selwood or Simpson
Thoughts?

    Richard · 02/05/2016 at 13:33

    Weitering to selwood.

Harley · 02/05/2016 at 13:31

Parked= Parker obviously!

Paul96 · 02/05/2016 at 13:39

Hey Community, have a couple of potential trades to swing past everyone.

Currently ranked at 912 and being my first season Im feeling that I may as well take the game by the horns and use whatever beginners luck I have left!

As it stands I have 25 trades left with $522 800 cash left.
B: Shaw, Laird, Adams, Weitering, Tipungwuti, Byrne-Jones (Dea, Byrne)
M: Danger, Hanners, Pendles, Shiel, Gaff, Libba, Parish, Mills (Menadue, Hewett, Davis)
R: Gawn, Naitanui (Grimley)
F: Hall, Wells, Greene, Barlow, Kerridge, Ben Ken (Brown, McCarthy)

I currently have a lot of outs for the second round of byes and thinking of adding Parker to that list simply because his BE aint getting lower and he has obviously proven himself as a top 10 mid. I plan to fix up my list according to the byes once I start culling my rookies.

The potential trades that I'm going over are;

Dea-Rich
Weitering-Parker DPP

Dea-Houli
Weitering-Parker DPP

Dea-Martin DPP
Weitering-Rich

Dea-Cox
Davis-Parker

Thinking that maybe the first option will serve me well, simply because of Rich's ability to play in the midfield if need be.

Was hoping to get the community's opinions, any feedback is greatly appreciated! 🙂

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 13:46

    I like option 1, but just be very careful with rich, HE CANNOT HANDLE A TAG. He's the most hopeless player when he's given any attention.

      Paul96 · 02/05/2016 at 14:32

      Thanks for the advise, is McVeigh a safer option?

        Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:39

        No not really, just returned from injury and also has a high BE of 132. That saying Rich is also high risk.

        Personally I wouldn't trade either of them in this week, but I'd seriously consider McVeigh in a couple of weeks he is a proven supercoach scorer.

        tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 14:52

        McVeigh long term is a safe option, but as southern said, he's coming off of an injury rn, in about 3-4 weeks I reckon he'll hit his stride and come home strong.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:53

    Option 4.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 13:54

    Actually maybe 2…….

breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 13:53

Is there are way to trade Dea to someone like Josh Smith

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 14:13

    yes, using the Dual Position players you have on other lines

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:13

    Yep if you have a FWD/DEF player currently in the forwardline (ie Tippa/Adams/Brown)

    And a MID/FWD player in the Midfield (ie Ben Ken/Menadue)

    You trade Dea, move DP forward player into defense.

    Move DP midfield player up forward.

    Will be a midfield spot now to trade in Josh Smith.

magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 13:57

I have Shaw and Simpson who would be the next best defender?

Cheers!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 02/05/2016 at 15:07

    Laird

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 15:25

    Agree Laird racks up disposals and is very reliable. (then tomorrow we'll find out he's out injured!)

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:42

      I'm praying if at all its only for 1 week.

tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 14:16

Providing he's not injured, Laird, racks up disposals like a premo midfielder. Love him.

tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 14:25

How many of you people on here are in a league called Low Expectations? We're currently ranked 7th in overall leagues and it would be interesting to see how many people from this site are taking part in it.

    I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 15:05

    I'm in the 4th ranked league & also 27th & 62nd. Low expectations should review its name. 7th is brilliant

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 15:16

      What's your team name Pieman? Mine is Scorpions V

    Nifty · 02/05/2016 at 15:51

    I'm in mate..

      I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 15:52

      Same as my name on here dude

        I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 15:57

        Scorpions you traded out Barlow! That must be painful now. And grabbing Robbie Gray. He's out for another 2-3 so get rid of him. But your timing was spot on with grabbing Shaw for Dea last week. 100 point right there

          tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:37

          How did you know i made those trades? I dont regret trading out Barlow because i downgraded him to Papley, and he more or less allowed me to make 4 premium upgrades, so its fine by me 🙂 I would've rather picked Parker but Gray will be a top 8 midfielder by the end of the year.

            SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:39

            http://www.sctradecounter.com/

            There are no Supercoach secrets mate!

              tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:42

              Well i had absolutely no idea that was a thing haha, thanks Glenn.

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:11

    Yep I'm in Low Expectations although currently 0-4 so the league would likely be ranked even higher if I wasn't in it ha ha.

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:40

      I'm only going 1-3 myself, don't worry about it mate 🙂

    Aussie Pride · 02/05/2016 at 19:04

    Aussie pride is on this site champ, just not a big comment writer

    Bomber56 · 02/05/2016 at 20:03

    I am 🙂 [email protected]

    Vinny · 03/05/2016 at 11:36

    I'm in it and currently ranked 2nd by total points (rank 591 overall)

      tuxCS · 03/05/2016 at 12:14

      Good stuff Vinny, lets hope we can push for the #1 spot.

Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 14:32

Which ones better?

1. Dea – Josh Smith (using an important loophole in Aaron Hall)
Mills to Hanneberry or Ward

2. Dea to Josh Smith or Cox
Weitering to Simpson

1. Means I have to hold onto Weitering for a round and lose some value in Mills.
2. Means I miss out on Josh Smith low price and price rise

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:40

    2

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:47

    Mills BE only 33

      Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 15:58

      I think thats what he's saying – trading Mills this week means he will lose some of the cash he still has to make. I'd go with option 2 for that reason as well – hold Mills for another week or two. If there was another way to get Hannas or Ward in though, I'd do that.

Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 14:34

Are there any rookies set to be on the bubble in the next few weeks. Other than Petracca and Smith?

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:40

    Possibly Keays but I don't like his JS.

    breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 15:17

    Mason Cox

      Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 15:55

      Cox in on the bubble this week, so not a good option in a few weeks.

        Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 15:56

        That said, Smith is also a bubble boy this week – maybe I misread the question!

          Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 16:40

          Yeah, i said other than him because i am already getting him!

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 16:02

    There are always heaps of bubble boys, just filter the list of players who have played 2 games

    Kommer*
    Macaffer*
    Grimley
    Dunkley*
    Short*
    Tucker
    Wright
    Dale
    Smith
    Howard
    Cox
    Lee*
    Currie

    * = didn't play last weekend

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 16:05

      Players who have played last week (1 game)

      Petracca
      Keays
      Blakely
      Lovell
      Castagna
      Aliir
      Willis

        Tommy · 02/05/2016 at 16:39

        Cheers mate! Very helpful

Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 14:35

No, people do crazy things to get their bye structure right.

In my personal opinion quite often it's barely worth it because you end up with players you didn't actually want.

    BKW · 02/05/2016 at 18:16

    agree – I've been too worried about bye structures in previous years, this year it's a consideration but I'm just picking the players I want (bye structure can be used as a tiebreaker)

magpie4ver · 02/05/2016 at 14:42

Thanks Fellas!

Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 15:17

1. Dea -> Cox
Weitering -> Ward

2. Dea -> J. Smith or Cox
Weitering to Simpson

1 means I get Cox instead of Smith. Could be a safer move since Smith is quite unknown.

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 15:34

    Maybe even a double downgrade if you're game?

    Do you have petracca? You might want him next week so skip the double downgrade if trading in tracca on the bubble.

      Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 16:15

      Was thinking of double downgrading, but had my eyes on Ward since he'll pop above 600k probably this round.

I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 15:36

Just a word of warning community with the byes coming later this season give careful consideration to the JS of trade down rookies. The last thing you want is to rely on a score during to the byes only for them to be given the ass

murray · 02/05/2016 at 15:37

This week I can trade out Lonergan (GC) and Davis (GC) and trade in Smith (coll) and Ward (GWS).
Is this a set of good trades?

    murray · 02/05/2016 at 15:48

    OR should I look at a premo in defense to cover Lonergan rather than upgrading to Ward in the midfield?

    Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 15:54

    Looks like a good trade to me. I would go with the upgrade that provides the greatest point increase. I'm focusing on getting my midfield finished before my defence as I'm at a loss as to who is going to be in the top 6 defenders at years end! That said, may be forced to bring in a defender this week for Dea, but thats not by choice.

      murray · 02/05/2016 at 15:55

      thanks Coz

Tommo09 · 02/05/2016 at 15:54

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

Definitely Fyfe out but for who???
Thinking of keeping Weiters, putting him on the bench and getting J.Smith for Kennedy to get some cash???

$251k and 25 trades left

    Tommo09 · 02/05/2016 at 15:57

    Or Davis out for Smith

    The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 17:05

    Id go Ward or Hanners for Fyfe and id let davis go for smith. Kennedy has better job security and should still hit his BE even with these poor previous performances

JamiesNinjas13 · 02/05/2016 at 16:10

Anyone here who has watched a few Port games? What do you think of Jasper Pittard as POD?

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:20

    He's getting it done weekend in and weekend out and even cracked Lloydy's rolling AA team yesterday.

    He did have a rich vein of fantasy form early last season and then dropped away midseason which would be the only nagging doubt but there's no reason history has to repeat in this case or any other.

    Personally I'm sticking to the tried and true performers like the Shaws, Boyds, McVeighs etc to fill my remaining defender upgrades but Pittard does make for an interesting POD although he"s nearly $500K now.

    Danners · 02/05/2016 at 17:24

    I do like the look of him as a POD, but I still have the feeling he will drop off again like he did last year

    Mr booby-buyer · 03/05/2016 at 15:44

    I've always loved the tard, gun player.

AverageAdsy · 02/05/2016 at 16:13

Gday community
Im not sure with what option to do this week

L.McCarthy to J.Smith
Weitering to K.Simpson

Or

L.McCarthy to J.Smith
J. DeGoey to D.Martin

I have tippa on the bench to cover weitering if he doesnt play this week. If he is named ill probably have to do option 1 but he is playing collingwood who love to kick long into the forward line so he could take alot of intercept mark and make his breakeven

Thoughts?!

    Anil · 02/05/2016 at 16:17

    Prefer option 2, Dusty has a bigger ceiling than Kade. Can get Kados later!

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 16:51

    Tough call considering Weitering's shoulder and 114 BE compared with De Goey 55 BE. Would go option 1 as it seems safer.

    AverageAdsy · 02/05/2016 at 18:01

    So toss of the coin it is! 😉
    Im really hoping weits doesnt play this week so i can trade him for simpson next week. I dont think think dusty will get this cheap again

Cam · 02/05/2016 at 16:13

Who do I get for dea with 44k and 2 trades
Def: Houli, yeo, Adams, weitering, dea, DBJ (rance, broad)
Mid: Gazza, Selwood, Parker, Shiel, libba, kerridge, mills, parish ( r gray, macaffer, schoenfeld)
Ruc: Gawn, s Martin ( cox)
Fwd: d Martin, hall, Montagna, wells, Ben Ken, AMT ( McCarthy, petracca)

    breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 17:05

    Can't really do much due to the fact you only have 44k in the bank
    choca blocked midfield so maybe DPP Dea for Smith to earn some cash to upgrade someone like AMT to a premo in the backline

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 17:09

    Agreed, Dea out, AMT back, Kerridge forward and Smith in.

    Someone mentioned Gray not back for another 2-3 weeks (so an extra week added to last weeks estimation)

    Might be a consideration to ditch him depending on your rank and number of trades left.

      Cam · 02/05/2016 at 17:40

      I might hold on to gray until he comes back because of my trades

    The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 17:09

    I think your only option is to downgrade and with no DPP midfield swing possible and lack of cash, I think Tucker is your only decent option and JS is an issue i think and look to upgrade weitering to Simpson/Boyd/Shaw/Laird type. Might what to hold off trading for a bit to because these trades will place you at 20

      The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 17:16

      Sorry mate didn't see kerridge in the mid so try to move dea out for smith as breakevens and SS have mentioned and upgrade weitering

Cam · 02/05/2016 at 16:14

Have 22 trades

Anil · 02/05/2016 at 16:18

Anyone considering Marc Murphy – M8 material and cheap as chips

    I N Pieman · 02/05/2016 at 16:31

    It's tempting but nup. Probably won't even be a top 20 mid

Connor · 02/05/2016 at 16:22

Community I would love your thoughts on the following players!

1. J. Smith
2. M. Cox
3. C. Petracca
4. B. Keays

Chuck in a comment, are any of them worth it this week or do I hold my trades? Keeping in mind I currently have all 3 of C. Menadue, R. Davis and M. Dea in my team 🙂

    Anil · 02/05/2016 at 16:35

    1. Lock but some questions around js
    2. Tough but pass – understandable for cover
    3. Ultra- Lock
    4. Close to a lock – needs another decent game

      breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 17:03

      Overusing the term lock none of these players are locks. Petracca is nowhere near an ultra lock

        Mr booby-buyer · 03/05/2016 at 15:46

        Combination lock?

    breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 17:02

    1. Looked really good on the weekend and would be the most suitable option for Menadue
    2. Really like this kid probably the best of the bunch I was lucky enough to start with him
    3. Would go Smith over him due to the fact Smith will earn quicker cash and is a mature aged recruit. This kid is still a jet though
    4. Ball magnet but JS doesn't look that great and played in more of a forwards role on Sunday but has massive upside

    Josh Smith and Cox are both safe bets

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 17:15

    Trade Dea out for sure, bleeding.

    Could also consider trading Menadue or Davis.

    Wouldn't bother with Petracca or Keays at the moment, not even on the bubble.

    burndog · 02/05/2016 at 17:24

    I reckon one of Cox or Smith is a decent downgrade for Dea, Mens or Davis…especially if it gives you cash to upgrade one of the others.

    With Petracca and Keays, there's no harm in waiting a week and seeing how they go.

Northernsoul74 · 02/05/2016 at 16:34

Robbie Gray to miss another 2-3 weeks.

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:36

    Those who never had him will be licking their lips in another month or so when he's likely sub $500K, assuming he regains form and is able to fully get over his injury niggles and starts cranking out those tons we've become accustomed to.

      tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:49

      And those who do have him are crying themselves to sleep and wondering why they didn't pick Parker. Source: Myself.

        SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 17:53

        I had him too but traded him for Parker last week so can't complain. I just didn't have the willpower to carry $550K on my bench for potentially a month.

        I wouldn't rule out bringing him back but he'd need to show me that he's back to the Robbie Gray we all know and love first.

          Derek · 02/05/2016 at 17:56

          Pity, the games Port have, he could have gone big

Jimmy · 02/05/2016 at 16:52

What's the better downgrade option this week to get Parker in?

1. Mills to J.Smith

or

2. AMT to Petracca

    breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 16:57

    Hold Mills still has a breakeven of 33 so AMT to Petracca if you have to but it will take away that forward/def DPP

Dillon Panthers · 02/05/2016 at 16:55

Hey community, Danger or chopsticks in this week? Want to wait for danger to come down but I'm starting to think he might not and I can't keep missing those points. Choppy is dirt cheap but will still be cheap next week. Another point of view is always nice.

Thanks chaps

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 17:03

    Danger seems just as likely to hit his 109 BE as martin is to hit his 90.

    I'd probably lock danger in as he's ranked 2nd in the comp for total points, couldn't imagine not having him.

    The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 17:14

    Danger this week and snag dusty next week as her should rise to much with a BE of 90

      Dillon Panthers · 02/05/2016 at 17:42

      Thanks lads that confirms what I was thinking!

breakevens · 02/05/2016 at 16:56

Thoughts

Backline: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Adams, Weitering, Byrne-Jones (Hartley, Ruggles)

Midfield
Parker, Danger, Ward, Ablett, Liba, Priddis, Kerridge, Mills (Gore, Keays, Davis)

Ruck
Nic Nat, Gawn (Cox)

Forward
Dalhouse, Hall, Merrett, Barlow, Wells, AMT (Petracca, Grimley)

Trades this week
Dea to Docherty

    Cam · 02/05/2016 at 18:03

    How may trades do u have left

The Mountain · 02/05/2016 at 17:19

Id look to get rid of weitering as well mate. hes got a BE of 114 which will affect him for the next couple of games he plays, and will bleed a fair amount of the cash he has made you

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:34

    Yep and he's made bugger all, this was always the problem with weitering's initial cost. Trade!

Leeds17 · 02/05/2016 at 17:27

Bottomed out Premo's this week? obviously Dusty & Shaw but who else, Pendles close but fitness still a worry for me, Boyd, Murphy?

    Steeeve · 02/05/2016 at 23:27

    Wingard if your plumbs are about three tonnes each.

DDJ · 02/05/2016 at 17:34

I was lucky enough to cull Weitering and Dea last week. Out of Davis, BenKen, Tippa, Parish and Adams which 2 would you cull this week?

    tuxCS · 02/05/2016 at 17:48

    Tippa and BenKen for value, you wont really get much out of Davis so he's not too high on the list.

    DDJ · 02/05/2016 at 17:56

    I can understand Adams not being a great cull option just yet but does Parish's B/E of 76 not scare anyone?

Banksie700 · 02/05/2016 at 17:41

Dayne Beams looking to make a return this week, has anyone maybe got him on the watchlist for a potential upgrade later down the track?

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 18:10

    Given his lack of a proper preseason and susceptibility to injury the past few seasons I'd be very wary.

    On the flip side he is an elite calibre player so you couldn't ignore him but I wouldn't be rushing him in myself. Maybe a potential upgrade later in the season once he's produced a high level body of work.

@TheNoLanguage · 02/05/2016 at 17:42

Thoughts on these trades Community? Thinking of going Davis to Smith and Weits to Simpson this week. Will leave the team as follows with 23 trades left.

D: Shaw, Simpson, Laird, Rampe, Adams, DBJ (Ruggles, Brown)
M: Parker, Danger, Ablett, Shiel, R.Gray, Libba, BenKen, Mills (Smith, Gresham, Clarke)
R: Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
F: Hall, Wells, Dusty, Barlow, Kerridge, AMT (Menadue, Grimley)

    Cam · 02/05/2016 at 17:58

    Which smith is it

Cam · 02/05/2016 at 18:08

Who is smith in mid

    Mac · 02/05/2016 at 18:10

    Collingwood rookie in the bubble.

      Mac · 02/05/2016 at 18:11

      on*

Derek · 02/05/2016 at 18:19

Interestingly, only 1 of last weeks overall top 10 managed to stay in the top 10 this week.

Last weeks overall leader scored 1938.

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 18:26

    And I thought I had a poor weekend!

    Only goes to show how much things can change and we are just over a quarter of the season in. All those floundering with mediocre rankings at the moment can hold hope of making major inroads as the season unfolds. Plenty of ups and downs to come in this Supercoach marathon.

    JR Brumby FC has been charging up the rankings this week after a handy 2234. Of course not having Goldy or Weita certainly helped last weekend. 😉

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 18:49

      If you look at all the teams at the top, they are not unlike most people's teams.

      If you look at the top few scores from this week, again they are not unlike a lot of our teams.

      To make significant move up the rank won't depend on as much who you have, but who you don't have! Jock a perfect example

    Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 19:09

    Yeah. Noticed that Suhdude had fallen off the perch to drop to 17th. I am on a bit of a roll at the moment. Got some backline challenges but still managed to climb 1487 places to 1825 overall with my 2186 this round.

    I need a bit of luck with player selections this week. Got B. Crouch and Robbie Gray on the mid Bench. I have Laird who is no certainty to play. Hopefully Laird and Crouch do get named this week.

    Cheers

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 19:18

      nice one keeping Crouch. I think you will be rewarded this week

    CoachDamo · 02/05/2016 at 19:22

    A lot of luck too when teams are so similar. I managed to jump 2000 places last week and 100 more this week after avoiding the chaos of Fyfe, Robbie Gray, Rance, Goldy, S Mitchell, etc.over the past 2 weeks.

    Currently ranked 153rd and hoping the luck keeps going my way.

      Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 19:37

      Wow! Flying mate. You backed it up this week after jumping 2000 places week prior. Most leading players crashed back to earth this week. I believe in consistent solid scores, week in week out. (Not one massive score one week, than u spud, massive, spud etc)
      That will move you up the rankings. Keep it going Damo!

        CoachDamo · 02/05/2016 at 19:45

        Thanks Tophawk!

        I was so close to going Weitering to Simpson pre-game yesterday but changed my mind at the Confirm Trade page. I'm regretting that now…could have been even higher.

Paul · 02/05/2016 at 18:26

With lobbe out is anyone considering dougal Howard as a downgrade in forward line. JS looks better now

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 18:53

    I saw his first game and liked what I saw. He can really jump.

    Not sure if Lobbes injury as bad as first thought, will find out as week goes by

    Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 18:53

    If Lobbe has a bad injury then yes, but I don't think Dougal will score very well anyway.

Josh · 02/05/2016 at 18:27

I have shaw, Simpson and Brodie smith what premo defender should I bring in for wietering ? Thanks guys

    Kev · 02/05/2016 at 18:35

    Laird if he's okay. Boyd or Doch if he isn't

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 18:56

      How much midfield time did Bartel get on weekend?

    Bomber56 · 02/05/2016 at 20:31

    I think we all need to wait until thursday night. If Wietering is not selected then we can wait a week and sort out some other poor rookies.

    If this is the case I would bring in Rance

Cam · 02/05/2016 at 18:33

Who do I get for weitering with 239k and I can get anyone

    Mac · 02/05/2016 at 18:33

    Shaw

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 18:40

    I reckon Shaw is the number one priority upgrade this week for those who don't have him already. Simmo or Boyd also look good defender trade in targets this week too.

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 19:09

      I'm seeing a lot of love for Simpson. He is very expensive.

      He might be a good option but his price tag seems very high.

      Shaw, Rich and Birchell for value

SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 18:33

Yes you are a little stuck. I managed to swing Adams into my forward line a few weeks ago so have a few more options so it's something to certainly consider as you make further moves to give you flexibility with future trades.

If Josh Smith plays this week I'd probably bring him in and then upgrade either Dea or Weita to a premo defender. You could also consider big American Pie Cox as you could then swing Wyatt into your forward line for emergency loophole exploitation purposes.

I'd leave 'Tracc another week in case something unforeseen happens and he's stranded on the bubble like Lee was last week.

    Jess_coach · 02/05/2016 at 18:44

    Hmm thanks addict. Perhaps I should cull mills or davis early for smith? I definitely need at least one backline upgrade. Guess i will do that this week and hope options reveal themselves later. Im going to hold weitering for now – unless he plays he wont go down in price. And will trade Dea to Simpson or Laird (if fit). But yes – its definitely a lesson for all supercoachers this year, that if a key source of income is coming from the defense, make sure you have options to trade that money out. Cheers ☺

      SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 18:54

      Yes you could cull Mills but I'd be fairly reluctant to as he still has a low BE of just 33 and has the Dons and Tiges up next.

      Maybe you could consider BenKen to Cox. Not only would you create an emergency loophole in your forward line which could be useful but you'd also have some ruck backup too. Josh Smith will probably be the better cash cow if he can hold his spot but you should weigh up all the pros and cons. Decisions decisions!

        Jess_coach · 02/05/2016 at 19:10

        Haha yesss . But it sucks that cox and Wyatt both play for collingwood. Thus not much of a loophole option, but still better than nothing. Think Kennedy is done and will go trade in cox regardless. Will have to say that this has been the most challenging year yet, mostly due to the changes in position cash generation. Still, I think I've got a good team and expect to be back into the top 400 this week. Thanks so much addict – I'm very glad to not have to make these decisions alone ☺

          Jess_coach · 02/05/2016 at 19:15

          Cox also suits my bye structure so its benken to cox And Dea to Simpson, with a little bit of fingers crossed for the future lol

      Derek · 02/05/2016 at 19:26

      that was one of the main reasons I didn't trade Paps to DBJ, would stuffed by structures/DPP up and locked up cash in defence.

      Your problem isn't too much of a worry, if this is your biggest issue you are travelling ok

rowdz · 02/05/2016 at 18:47

thoughts on me picking Treloar over Pendlebury

    MaccasMarvels · 02/05/2016 at 19:52

    Pendles is teasing us with his price. Fallen by $50K!! I gave serious consideration to Fyfe – Pendles last week but went Ward instead, which at this stage is a tick. Are those ribs of Pendles still sore?? Even in a losing Pies side (I'm a pies fan), Pendles usually goes well over 100. I didn't see the game, did he play midfield? Any signs of outside play suggesting soreness?

    Treloar has a solid average and a good overall ranking. Didn't think he was that high up. Could end up near the top ten mids. I dunno Rowdz….. I suppose they're neck and neck, with Pendles having a little more upside if he has fitness to regain.

    Andy · 02/05/2016 at 20:28

    I've had Treloar all season, hasn't gone under 100, great POD!

tom · 02/05/2016 at 18:50

Suggested trades this week?

Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Rich, Adams, Dea, Brown, Byrne-Jones
Dangerfield, Ablett, Pendles, Parker, Gray, Libba, Mills, Kerridge, Kennedy, Davis, Hewett
Goldstein, Martin, Wyatt
Hall, Barlow, De Goey, Wells, AMT, Petracca, McCarthy, Menadue

13k in the bank with 25 trades.

Southern S · 02/05/2016 at 18:55

Dea out for Cox or Smith.

    Kev · 02/05/2016 at 19:26

    G'day tom, not having a go mate but I see this same post from you every week. Be great if you came at the community with your own ideas for trades to discuss whether they are good or bad moves.

    Hope the team is going well

      tom · 02/05/2016 at 19:31

      Well I have some thoughts, was wanting to go Dea and Kennedy to Smith and Dusty, but was $900 short of that. So was thinking of going Dea and De Geoy to Smith and Selwood via swingsets.

        Kev · 02/05/2016 at 20:36

        Sounds awesome! I'd bring in Selwood over Dusty every day if the week.

        BK is right for one more week. De Goey hasn't quite worked out for you as a midpricer.

john · 02/05/2016 at 19:00

Jock, Higgo, Crouching,BVC, Lekdog, Big Carl and the whole community I thank you!! This week I made my first real shark move that came off and it has catapulted me to 366 in ranking which is my highest ever.

The move was Weitering out a week early even though I thought he had more to go up in value. I thought about it long and hard but it was the only way to get Parker and Selwood into my team last week (for fyfe as well) and it paid off in spades. This is my best start to a season ever and I just hope my luck continues and I can stay in the top 500 for the rest of the year.

JC

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:12

    Great moves!

    NutSack · 03/05/2016 at 01:34

    congrats… but trading out weiters last week was a no brainer… his BE was up to 74…. but bringing in parker and selwood not so much a shark move as they are the most common upgrades this week… now getting waite would have been a shark move… or maybe even zorko….or ward but pendles, selwood, parker, hanners etc not a shark move at all really.

      Leeds17 · 03/05/2016 at 05:44

      Traded out a 0 and a 28 for 150 and 138 happy to call that a shark move.

Phil · 02/05/2016 at 19:09

I have Shaw and Simpson who would be the next best defender?

    Kev · 02/05/2016 at 19:23

    Laird
    Boyd
    Doch

      Northernsoul74 · 02/05/2016 at 20:48

      Rance next week. Poss McVeigh in a few more.

Boltons Blues · 02/05/2016 at 19:13

I was ranked around the 3k mark, after a score of 1915 this week, i dropped 8k ranks, with what looked to be good VC and C options, they totally backfired on me (Goldy VC and Gawn C) coupled with 11 players scoring from the lowest (Davis 33) to the highest (Hall 76) you can see why i struggled

Can you guys suggest trades and suggest them thinking that my only injury is Weitering, ignore Laird and the late out of Cripps

Defence – Shaw, Laird, Weitering, Dea, DBJ, Byrne (Brown. Ruggles)
Mids – Parker, Dangerfield, Ablett, Sloane, Shiel, Libba, Cripps, Mills (Davis, B Crouch, Dunkley)
Rucks – Goldy, Gawn (Grimley)
Forwards – Hall, Wells, Adams, Kerridge, BenKen, AMT (Menacrap, Cox)

I have 656k to play with, not looking to spend it all at once because ill be looking to downgrade to petracca when hes on the bubble

Im thinking of the following, Dea > Simpson and Weitering > Zorko via DPP

thanks

    Kev · 02/05/2016 at 19:22

    Bang bang! Tbh 656k is way too much to be sitting on anyway. BenKen to 'trac next week

    Leeds17 · 03/05/2016 at 05:53

    Menadue to Martin, Weitering to Def premo.

Cam · 02/05/2016 at 19:13

Thoughts on my trades this week
Out: Dea and weitering
In: smith and shaw

    Kev · 02/05/2016 at 19:18

    Like it

Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 19:21

Dea out for Cox via dpp. (Cash cow and ruck back up for upcoming byes)

    SCaddict · 02/05/2016 at 19:42

    Yes I'm strongly considering choosing Cox over Smith this week too. It would also mean I could swing Loersch on to my forward bench for future emergency loophole opportunities. Although Smith will likely be the better cash cow it only takes one poor score to change our thinking there.

    Also one or two quiet games or the whim of the match committee and a fringe player is suddenly sent back to the magoos for god knows how long just like Lee the week before.

    Cox has been performing his role well and Bucks is even open to the idea of playing both he and Cloke in the same team. And with Grundy struggling right now there's another potential role for the big American Pie.

    But anyway I'll wait for the team sheets this Thursday as this may sway these decisions for us.

      Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 20:59

      I watched Cox at Domain Stadium yesterday, and this guy is a monster. He made a real impact on the game as a forward.

      The eagles pulled away in the last quarter, but I would not be surprised if he gets more rucking time moving forward.

      He is unique, but he is risky. But he can be a sensation/relevation. Josh Smith cannot offer that. I am getting him in.

      Cheers

        Derek · 02/05/2016 at 22:55

        I'm not getting on the Cox bandwagon. I'd prefer to get Petracca next week.

          Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:11

          Why not both?

          Limited rookies, he has a low low price and really low BE.

          Surely can't lose his spot, he took the game on and racked up 29 touches.

    Leeds17 · 03/05/2016 at 05:48

    Is Cox really doing anything that Witts couldn't do?

      Tim · 03/05/2016 at 07:25

      Yep, he is doing something that both Witts and Cloke couldn't do… consistently make a strong contest and split open packs. Look out if he can start clunking them.

Tom McV · 02/05/2016 at 19:28

Is Weitering now more important to trade out instead of Matt Dea considering he is out for 2-3 weeks??

    Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 19:43

    Yep. With a B/E of 100 odd, its goodbye Weitering. There is no point holding him now for another 3, and then drop in price, before he might return to some cash/scoring generation. Even if this happens, the byes are upon us by then, the game would have moved on and you will have bigger fish to fry anyway.

    Cheers

    The GOAT · 02/05/2016 at 19:59

    unless you would prefer a 0 over a 60. You have to trade Weitering

    Bomber56 · 02/05/2016 at 20:34

    If you have bench cover then he is the last one you need to worry about.

      MaccasMarvels · 02/05/2016 at 22:00

      Exactly. His price isn't going anywhere for a couple of weeks so if you have bench cover you will be saving a trade, for now.

        Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 23:55

        he may be back early than expected.

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:09

    They both need trading (if you have upgrade/downgrades targets in mind)

    I think they are both going to bleed too much to hold onto.

Phil · 02/05/2016 at 19:40

Might have to hold on Weitering no bloody good rookies on the bubble. Might use him as a loophole for now?

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:30

    Cox not a good rookie?

    Smith who got 29 touches not a good rookie?

    Might be expecting a bit much from them, gotta go with what's available.

@stewy_chewy · 02/05/2016 at 19:57

¬
-BULLDOGS VS. NORTH
-Hunter, Wells and Thompson all get tons
-Goldstein season low score
-DEMONS VS. SAINTS
-Hogan, Riewoldt and Viney go big.
-C, Petracca plays first game of season
¬¬-CROWS VS. DOCKERS
-Jacobs, Sloan and Barlow all go big
-Laird under injury cloud
-GIANTS VS. HAWKS
-Giants ton up 13 times in a thrashing of the premiers
-Toby Greene continues great run
-RICHMOND VS. PORT
-Richmond lose to under gunned Port
-Grigg, Martin and Houli all score well
-GEELONG VS. SUNS
-Geelong beat Gold coast by a massive margin
-Geelong ton up 9 times.
-BRISBANE VS. SYDNEY
-Parker, Robinson, Hanley and Hannebery all go massive
-Callum Sinclair under injury cloud
-CARLTON VS. ESSENDON
-Weitering Injured for a couple of weeks
-Dale Thomas and Gibbs go big
-WEST COAST VS. COLLINGWOOD
-Nic Nat and Crisp Go big
-Tom Langdon under cloud
(TON COUNT FOR MATCHES SUPPLIED BY FANFOOTY)

SUSPENSIONS
-L, THOMAS (NORTH MELBOURNE), high contact on L, Hunter (1 WEEK)

INJURIES
– RORY LAIRD (ADELAIDE), Test
– JACOB WEITERING (CARLTON), 2-3 Weeks
– TOM LANGDON (COLLINGWOOD), Test
– MATTHEW STOKES (ESSENDON), Test
– TRENT MCKENZIE (GOLD COAST), 2-3 Weeks
– KAYNE TURNER (NORTH), 1 Week
– TRENT COTCHIN (RICHMOND), 2 Weeks
– KANE LAMBERT (RICHMOND), 1 Month
ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SOURCES

BREAK EVENS

-J, SMITH (MAGPIES) -107
-M, COX (MAGPIES) -76
-P, WRIGHT (SUNS) -66
-T, LEE (SAINT) -60
-J, DUNKLEY (DOGS) -25
-J, SIMPKIN (ESSENDON) -22
-M, HARTLEY (ESSENDON) -20
-D, BYRNE-JONES (POWER) -12
-G, HEWITT (SYDNEY) -11
-D, MENZEL (CATS) -9
-T, RUGGLES (CATS) -6
-S, GRIMLEY (ESSENDON) -3
-M, BROWN (ESSENDON) 1
-T, PAPLEY (SYDNEY) 2
-N, COCKATOO (CATS) 6
-S, KERRIDGE (CARLTON) 24
-D, RIOLI (RICHMOND) 41
-C, MENADUE (RICHMOND) 42
(SUPPLIED BY FOOTYWIRE)

WATCH LIST
J, Selwood
C, Ward
T, Greene
R, Sloane
S, Coniglio
Most of these are midfielders because this is where the points are found

TIPS
While there is lots of players inform at the moment, don’t be to quick to jump on the score bandwagon, or as Jock and Peter would say “Don’t follow the points”. Many people will be quick to jump on some of the rookies that scored and some of the other players who have finally shot into form. Instead sit back and observe their scores. We don’t want to be wasting any trades this week or any other week for that matter. Stick to your premo’s and try and sideways trade less if you can.

This post took a while to make so I would appreciate it if you would show your support and hit that thumbs up for this every week.

    fatty vautin · 02/05/2016 at 20:35

    how

    annoying old lady · 02/05/2016 at 22:13

    Awesome stuff there Stewie!! Honestly, the quality that could have an article of it's own on this fantastic website. Paging Jock Reynolds…

    Cozza · 02/05/2016 at 23:34

    Great summary. One person to add to the breakeven list is Darcy Tucker – has a BE of -32 and looking like the only defender rookie to bring in this week (not that he's looking that crash hot). Also Dougal Howard (-34BE) and Dan Currie (-27BE).

    NutSack · 03/05/2016 at 01:37

    you should try and focus on giving BEs on the most commonly selected rookies. No mention of Ryan, Gresham, Mills, BenKen, L Mc, etc etc

    @stewy_chewy · 03/05/2016 at 09:28

    Thanks all of you for your support. I will add those breakevens cozza and when I post this again when the podcast comes out

    Russ · 03/05/2016 at 23:31

    Can't see the point really of all this 'work', nothing we couldn't have researched ourselves, why do you need "support" so much? let people do their own research and you do yours, looks like you're just trying to gain popularity or something, something meaning, I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve with all that , stat collecting.

Phil · 02/05/2016 at 20:04

What are people thoughts on AMT should he be traded? Has a higher BE and well doesnt score well playing down back the only game he scored well 103 was when he played HF? Thoughts?

    Manuka · 02/05/2016 at 20:26

    Tremendous summary and I am grateful because it will help me with my trade or not decisions this week.

      Phil · 02/05/2016 at 20:29

      Glad it was a tremendous summary for! Thanks for your thoughts mate?

        Phil · 02/05/2016 at 20:30

        *for You!

    Liam · 02/05/2016 at 20:30

    I'm trading to dusty.

      Phil · 02/05/2016 at 21:47

      Sounds good I can do the same.

    Tophawk · 02/05/2016 at 22:20

    Your not confident in that trade……Are ya!

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:07

    Will probably be a slow burn from here onward, has made 207k so has fattened enough for market.

    I feel he has more potential that may be misguided but I'm keeping him for now.

Phil · 02/05/2016 at 20:29

Glad it was a tremendous summary for! Thanks for your thoughts mate?

Tom McV · 02/05/2016 at 20:40

Matt Boyd or Kade Simpson???

    Phil · 02/05/2016 at 20:44

    flip a coin

      annoying old lady · 02/05/2016 at 22:20

      Boyd – stepped up to his familiar role of rebounding out of half back in the absence of Murphy (season) and Johannisen (9 weeks away)
      Simpson – Just doing what Simpson has always done.

      Going by that info, I'd probably lean towards Simpson. To add to this, Carlton are a rubbish team, so expect their defenders to get a lot more of the pill than their forwards. This provides Kade with many an opportunity for intercept marks/possessions, cheap handpasses and kick, rebound 50s, and generally just more of the pill.

      Boyd however is a solid player and selecting him would still be a great pickup, although I do wonder about his role when and if Johannisen comes back.

        Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:04

        Agreed, also Simpson's durability gives him an edge for me, the guy barely misses games.

Stevo · 02/05/2016 at 20:56

Hi Community. Have 25 trades. Option 1 looks best but Weitering injury and high BE a problem. Is the priority to beef up midfield or defence?

Option 1: Menadue to Cox, Mills to Ward; or
Option 2: Davis to J.Smith, Mills to Dalhaus; or
Option 3: Weitering to Boyd/Simpson; Davis to J.Smith.

    Jack · 03/05/2016 at 07:44

    Weitering is injured yes, but that means his BE will be irrelevant for a few weeks because he won't play. His price will stay where it is so that gives you the opportunity to do other things first.

Andrew · 02/05/2016 at 21:07

Is Josh Smith good enough to play on the field at M8?

Dasha · 02/05/2016 at 21:09

thoughts on these trades, going for leauge wins
dea and sheridan for dusty and rockliff

    Dasha · 02/05/2016 at 21:12

    i have faith in rocky but i am a lions supporter

    Flex350 · 02/05/2016 at 21:33

    I have not seen enough from both yet. Could be great moves or could be regretting it. Then what do I know. Fyfe in, injured same week, Robbie and 3/4 weeks out, finally get Goldy in and look at his performance (likely +100k cheaper in a couple of weeks)

      Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:02

      I agree not seen enough with Rocky's fitness and martin's inconsistency.

      The things you mention that happened to your squad are just plain bad luck.

Hawka#16 · 02/05/2016 at 21:29

Thoughts guys,
Hung onto R.Gray last week (loophole). Thoughts on downgrading to Smith. Trading up to M. Boyd from Weitering. Leaves me $634,897 in the bank and 23 trades.
With the thought to trade up from AMT and Mills next week.

    The Mountian · 03/05/2016 at 10:59

    But you also have enough to go weitering to Boyd with only one trade so do that if you can to strengthen your defence

Troy · 02/05/2016 at 21:36

Menadue/B.Kennedy to Cox & Davis to J.Smith

or

M.Crouch to J.Smith & Weitering to Simpson

Option 1 = double downgrade with over 200k in the bank but i have better cash cows and can still upgrade

Option 2 = updgrade and almost 200k in the bank

Please HELP

    Troy · 02/05/2016 at 21:40

    Could go M.Crouch to J.Smith & AMT to Tucker as another downgrade option

    The Mountain · 03/05/2016 at 00:39

    id go option two mate

Saalih · 02/05/2016 at 21:49

Moved up 150 spots this week and I am now ranked 449th, I scored 2157 with goldy, weitering, Libya, atm etc on field. I was surprised I raised in rankings, I have 25 Trades and I won't be getting shaw this week and will be most likely double downgrading this week

Def: Simpson, laird, Adams, atm, db jones, weitering (Hartley, ruggles)
Mid: Dangerfield, hannebery, Selwood, ward, Ablett, pendles, libba, mills (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
Ruc: Goldstein, Gawn (grimley)
Fwd: hall, Barlow, Martin, wells, kerridge, Kennedy (papley, brown)

I have 25 trades and 165k left, I may do weitering to shaw and mills to cox but not sure if I can afford that, but I am thinking of downgrading both Davis and weitering to cox, short, petraccas or lee, two of them and I am considering petraccas because he will be most likely traded in by everyone next week so I want to be ahead of everyone and potentially upgrade next week when people will downgrade, also if I traded weitering to cox and Davis to petracca I would have 448k, I would have more with getting short but petracca is much safer option, and next week I would most likely upgrade mills and potentially another player or downgrade to another rookie on the bubble.

Would love thoughts on my ideas and would like to hear communities thoughts

    annoying old lady · 02/05/2016 at 22:41

    I'm in a really similar position to you! Not to attempt to 'cookie cutter' your team, but here's my team's trades:

    Weitering -> Cox (Via DPP with Adams)
    AMT -> Dahlhaus (Via DPP with Brown)

    What I could suggest for you, Dahlhaus and Zorko are priorities up forward at this stage of the season, and backs are still a little iffy on who will end up in the top 6. Also, Dahlhaus and Zorko are those players who can go big from time to time while (generally) remaining consistent. HOWEVER, considering you don't have Heath Shaw, it's probably time to get him in, then focus on the FWD pair in the next few weeks.

    How about:
    Weitering -> Petracca (Via DPP with Brown)
    Adams -> Shaw

    Don't worry too much about Cox or Smith; Petracca has better JS and scoring potential IMO, and to be the best, you need the points output to remain competitive. Saying that, you could go the two rookies and pray for Shaw to stink it up this round. That would surely then put you ahead of the pack.

    Adams has probably reached close to his potential. Another couple of great games in a row would pump up his price a bit, but not enough to outweigh the importance of Shaw for the top-tier SC teams at this stage of the season.

    BTW I wouldn't be trading out Davis at this point; simply not enough cash generation and a great game away from a ~100k price rise.

      Saalih · 02/05/2016 at 22:54

      I haven't really considered reading Adams but I think his breakeven is 50 or 70 so may look to do that and also get rid of weitering but I may see whether I can get shaw and petracca for atm and weitering. Cheers mate I haven't really thought about forwards much this year but zorko and waite are tearing it up so may need to do upgrade there soon

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 22:45

    Congratulation on your rank, great start. You have done well with such a thin defence, but this year has been the year of the defence rookies so your risk paid off. You now need to build your defence, get shaw at his bottom price, you will be glad you did

    I think Cox is an aweful selection for many reasons,

      Saalih · 02/05/2016 at 22:56

      I'm a but bummed I didn't go for Parker and shaw last week but I instead went to hannebery and ward so I still won. Though I am seriously trying to find ways to get shaw in and thanks to you lads I may have found my way. I may trade atm instead of Adams if I can afford it because Adams has better output and I will keep Davis for now but not sure he can even hit his be of 40.

Poowong · 02/05/2016 at 21:55

Don't be in such a hurry to trade Mills and what's the rush to get another premium mid? Personally I would be strengthening my defence before another line. Certainly, Shaw would be the one to get. Good luck.

    NutSack · 03/05/2016 at 01:40

    you must have misread what he said? he said he was downgrading mills and also getting in shaw.

annoying old lady · 02/05/2016 at 22:10

Hello to the best bloody Community on the planet! I wanted to float something by you guys to see what you think…

Call me crazy, but I think people are jumping the gun a bit on trading out players such as Davis, Hewett, and similarly priced players of that elk. I suggest that players like Weitering, Dea, and Adams are HIGHER priorities to trade out, and not because their BEs are rising or injury…but because of their price!

We forget how easily a players price can skyrocket. All we need is an 85+ score to get into their 3 week rolling average, and BOOM, theres an 80k+ price rise out of one good game. At least on Davis' part, he has shown us in the preseason that he has the potential to tonne up. We just need one great game out of guys like that. Players like Dea could be considered in a similar boat, but others like Weitering and Adams have had their great games and seem to be leveling off, and a great game from them might only net you around 20-30k.

McDonald-Tipungwuti is a perfect example of this. After his 106 three weeks ago, he rose a total of 70k, even though his next two games were garbage as far as SC scores are concerned. His price however was 238k, as opposed to Davis' 186k, so Davis' rise would be expected to be higher.

The cash generation on offer for trading those higher priced rookies is too much to ignore, and those who are playing for rank have to be looking to trade for immediate cash generation, so as to buy higher priced players to maximise scoring potential. I'm not suggesting we go out and trade all three, especially if your structures are relying on their scores, but I think that trading out someone like Davis or Hewett at this point and at their price is simply a waste.

Maybe slightly controversial, but would love to hear some thoughts on it!

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 22:31

    so what you're saying is to squeeze every last cent out of the rookies we have 🙂

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 00:58

    Agree and good points, haven't thought of trading Davis once, a 39 BE is nothing.

    Adams on the other hand I don't agree, trading him out now is plain foolish on a 58 BE.

    He's a mature age player and the guy is huge, but he's also quite athletic and can mop up intercept marks and contested marks in the backline.

    His BE is 58 and he had one bad game where he was a little fumbly in a scrapfest against North on friday night, lets face it the whole game was scrappy, maybe someone kept putting oil on the ball?

    His previous scores of 82, 135, 97, 72, 80 and 63 send a loud and clear message to me of do not trade on a 58 BE.

    NutSack · 03/05/2016 at 01:47

    your logic is abit backwards. youre waiting for davis to snag an 85 (which WONT happen- have you seen him play) yet endorse trading out players like adams, weiters, dea, brown who CAN get 80's-90's in their rolling average??

    Supercoach although FANTASY is based on REALITY…. the reality that players like davis aint up to it. MOST people who play SC play based on averages and breakevens… NOT based on watching games and knowing players. I doubt that anyone will ever win SC without watching a whole lot of footlball and knowing a whole lot about individual players.

    Davis WONT reach 210K in value so he is a waste sitting on your bench…. its like keeping a menadue sitting around. a trade is worth about 100-150K…. JSmith for example will make that in a few games… Davis unlikely make that in the whole season.

      One Touch Wonder · 03/05/2016 at 02:32

      Adams is there for only one reason, to make cash. The quicker he can become a Shaw or Simpson the better. Don't think for one minute he is there to score points or be a Keeper. Off with 'is 'ead.

        Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:46

        Lets look at Rory Laird for example, 500k, considered premo.

        Has only on average scored 8.5 points per game more than Adams so far.

        Trade someone with that scoring potential with a low BE at your own peril.

    Danners · 03/05/2016 at 09:41

    The game of Supercoach is not just about cash generation, it is about getting points

      annoying old lady · 03/05/2016 at 10:47

      Yeah I oversimplified. How's this:

      Rookie scoring = cash generation = trade for more expensive players (by painting the fence) = more points

        Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:17

        Well that's just obvious supercoach logic but it's nothing groundbreaking.

        It doesn't mean you cull players prematurely though, there's so many factors to consider

        Can the player score well enough week to week to be serviceable?

        I'd say yes as he even got a 97 vs the hawks.

        Are there any rookies on the bubble to trade to?

        Not a huge amount, plus most would have a Dea, Weitering etc to trade out first, Adams just doesn't seem a priority.

        Do they have more cash to be made?

        Possibly yes as he has shown to be able to go big with a 135, 97, 82, 80 and 72 previously. Scoring like an under performing gun

        Is there BE lower than all their scores?

        In Adams case his BE is lower than ALL of his scores and he's even scored over double that of his BE

      Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:07

      Well that's the one factor they are ignoring is that players like adams are allowing us to go a little lighter in defense whilst we bolster the midfield and forwards. This worked out really well especially with the 4 defense bubble boys appearing a couple of weeks ago.

    Brook · 03/05/2016 at 11:40

    I tend to agree with this approach … I will prob keep Davis and menadue for another week. as long as you don't need to rely on their score there is no harm … if they score 70-80 then there is at least another $50k for the taking. Dea and ATM are unlikely to go up another $50k and together can be used to add another premo to your lineup. Having said that, I will prob go double downgrade this week (Cox, Smith) as I need at least 3 more $300k potential rookies and these guys look like they could get there. Keayes next week then I hope to trade my way to full premo (plus Wells) by R15. Always a balance b/w cash and points but I support your approach to the game.

    Russ · 04/05/2016 at 01:27

    Sheesh, what a waste of of a whole bunch of words to try to tell us what, anyone who knows what they're doing, already knows, why try and influence who trades who, when or whatever, just worry about your own team. Any time wasted on rookies waiting for who might "skyrocket" or not means nothing if in the meantime, you've missed out on trading in the one you need to make sure your team has a good future in the comp.
    Davis is a dud,preseason schmeaseason, and probably so is Hewett, and so are you. And trading out Adams?….dumb call, he's a keeper, not a trade outer.

Flex350 · 02/05/2016 at 22:51

No love for Franklin out there community

    Derek · 02/05/2016 at 22:58

    He might kick 12 this week

    Aurion · 02/05/2016 at 23:10

    I'm considering getting Franklin or Dusty in this week myself

      Flex350 · 03/05/2016 at 02:29

      I started with him so have been happy, but I keep hearing Greene, Barlow names pop up. Franklin is of a similar price and has been good so far.

    Danners · 03/05/2016 at 09:40

    A key forward, one week he may get 150 another he may get 40, I know it hasn't happened yet, but it could happen soon

      Beady Eye · 03/05/2016 at 10:17

      I'm actually encouraged by the fact he's been scoring consistently this year without going large.

      If I had a third trade he'd be in my team, but Heater and Smith are priorities this week.

    Tommy · 03/05/2016 at 10:51

    Had him from the start, been pretty good.

    Shake n bake · 03/05/2016 at 12:04

    Had him from start very happy.

Michael · 02/05/2016 at 23:22

Community, thoughts on going weitering to pittard?

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:40

    Started strong last year too…………..

Minge E Lee · 02/05/2016 at 23:45

podcast this week? anyone? bueller? bueller?

    Lachie · 02/05/2016 at 23:55

    It comes out on tuesdays usually.

Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:02

I suppose but why would you have to run him at M8? Who's the rest of your bench?

    Andrew · 03/05/2016 at 11:38

    Hewett, Dunkley and Davis

One Touch Wonder · 03/05/2016 at 01:07

Anyone with AARON HALL. This could be your last chance to get rid of him and cash in your profits before his price starts to Crash. His fairytale has come to an end. He has been exposed against the good teams. He can't play Essendon, Carlton, Dockers and Lions every week. Much tougher when he plays good teams like Kangaroos and Cats. BE of 141 this week. The price drop starts. After Melb this week the Suns play GWS, Crows, Eagles, Swans & Hawks. He will be less than his starting price when we get to the Byes. This is the SHARK MOVE. It's been great while it lasted but Hall will struggle against these good teams. It was same last year. Goes well against weak teams and poor against the good teams.

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 01:26

    Not sure if he does as badly vs good teams as you portray, got a 98 (31 touches) in round 23 vs a swans outfit led by Hannebery, Mitchell and JPK.

    Massive loss vs Richmond (and they were playing well last year) 138 – 55 on the scoreboard. Hall still managed a 127 (29 touches)

    West Coast (draw 82-82) 24 touches 92.

    Loss to Adelaide (they beat doggies in a epic finals match) 100 points for hall. (24 touches)

    Only 20 touches vs North but managed 98 SC.

    He's still had 28 and 32 touches the last two weeks just had a really poor one against Geelong with the 76 score, 90 was serviceable.

    Hope the shark move pays off for you, but I'll be keeping him his scores will bounce back and he's still getting a lot of the pill.

      One Touch Wonder · 03/05/2016 at 02:21

      Round 23 last year should be deleted from the records. Everyone has him and everyone will be moaning about his crap scores. The Suns will be looking at a few more 100pt losses and Hall will go missing. We are all looking for the Shark Move to set us apart. This is it. Hall to Delidio.

        ThatDamnRascal · 03/05/2016 at 14:15

        Can't trust Delidios body to hold up. Rather a fit bloke avg 80 than someone I'll have to trade out in the next few weeks

    Boltons blues · 03/05/2016 at 01:40

    They played at the cattery and got touched up by 100 odd points, still had 32 touches

      One Touch Wonder · 03/05/2016 at 02:10

      He was 28SC at half time and junked up to 76SC (107 fantasy pts of junk)

      28 touches in total

        Lachie · 03/05/2016 at 03:39

        I think Hall will turn to shit from now on. Especially when the suns midfield returns.

    Poowong · 03/05/2016 at 09:00

    What a load of crap.

      Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:45

      Agreed.

      Lets look at Rory Laird for example, 500k, considered premo.

      Has only on average scored 8.5 points per game more than Adams so far.

        Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:45

        Oops wrong section!

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 09:38

    i think he is the last of anyones problems. i agree he probably won't continue as well as he has, but Suns have easy games to finish.

    Brook · 03/05/2016 at 11:47

    If I had more trades up my sleeve (used 8 already) I would trade Hall to Dusty. Almost $150k at the start of the year and every chance Martin out scores him from here. Personally, I just need to use my trades to build my team rather than tinker, but I think it's a good move

      Brook · 03/05/2016 at 11:47

      $150k diff in price

    Leeds17 · 03/05/2016 at 18:07

    Please trade him would love it if he was more unique

    Russ · 04/05/2016 at 01:33

    I think you're full of shit, you're dreaming if you think anything you've said is actually true lol

NutSack · 03/05/2016 at 01:30

holy smoke- thats a great ranking for an average team. yeah youd better start trading madly to get your bye structures and swing positions sorted otherwise you'll be ranked 10,000 before you know it. that defense is going to take ALOT of trades to get sorted out.

most teams will be full premo bye the end of the byes and atm you seem to only have 13… 14 if you count wells as a keeper.

goodluck

marcus · 03/05/2016 at 07:25

weitering to smith via dpp and dea to zorko or dahlhaus via dpp
thoughts?

    Danners · 03/05/2016 at 09:39

    Good trades and I would get in Dahlhaus

HOLLA · 03/05/2016 at 08:25

How many scorers during the byes?? Is it 16?

    johnno2908 · 03/05/2016 at 08:36

    Top 18 players on field

      HOLLA · 03/05/2016 at 09:25

      Onya johnno.

Blake · 03/05/2016 at 08:53

BACKS: Shaw(just got in for K. Kolodjashnij) Bartel, Adams, AMT, Yeo, Dea (DBJ, K.Collins)
MID: Parker, Danger ,Pendles, Ablett, Zaharakis, Libba, Parish, Petracca ( Davis, Oliver, Joyce)
RUCKS: Goldy, Z.Smith (Chol)
FWDS: Hall, Wells, Martin, Kerridge, BenKennedy, M.Cox (Wingard, Simpkin

What should I do should I us my other trade or not?
Only have 21 trades after putting Shaw in.

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 09:26

    what is wrong with KK. Is he injured?

      Blake · 03/05/2016 at 09:50

      No his not injured.

    Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 09:43

    Your getting low on trades for this time of the year, I would hold onto KK. How much cash do you have?
    I wouldn't be sideways trading, just getting the right rookies in as they pop up by selling other rookies who you think have maxed out

      Blake · 03/05/2016 at 16:04

      I just reversed Shaw and KK and I have $186,200 in the bank

Poowong · 03/05/2016 at 08:58

No, KK is a sideways trade despite Shaw being a better player. Better upgrading a rookie when he Max's out. If you haven' enough money make the trade when you do.

Phil · 03/05/2016 at 09:05

Is it worth it to trade out Ablett for Daisy?

    Steeeve · 03/05/2016 at 09:21

    Yes, if your intention is to record the results of your own mental breakdown.

    Daisy · 03/05/2016 at 09:23

    Great trade!

    Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 09:47

    Better off to hang onto Ablett. If you want to bring Daisy in do it another way.
    Whats happening in SC this year? Blokes like Daisy and Wells still have all their limbs connected and are scoring like elite premo's. Its like up is down

      Phil · 03/05/2016 at 09:59

      I'm thinking maybe trade Hanners down to Smith and Shaw down to Tucker to Free up cash and huge war chest. Have 30 trades left

        Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 10:18

        R u being serious?

          Kev · 03/05/2016 at 12:44

          Ahhhhh. Sarcasm is lost on the internet

        Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 10:26

        Its up to you how you want to trade your team, but all I would say is Shaw will be a top 6 defender and Hanners most likely a top 5 – 15 mid so by trading them out you are costing yourself 2 trades and alot of high end SC points. Most people wouldn't do this

          Derek · 03/05/2016 at 10:30

          i think Phil is just bored and having some fun

            Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 10:34

            Having 30 trades left at this stage would be nice

    Harry · 03/05/2016 at 17:24

    Whilst there I'd trade in Z Dawson and L Jones

    Russ · 04/05/2016 at 01:43

    Yes it's extremely worth it, good call.

@stewy_chewy · 03/05/2016 at 09:29

Don't trade. "Don't follow the points"

    Russ · 03/05/2016 at 23:49

    Sucked in, lol….P. S sometimes, you DO follow the points and are very happy with it.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 03/05/2016 at 10:26

Do I trade Gray? How long is he out for?
Going longeran to shaw this week and dea to either cox or Smith.
If I trade gray next week to petrecca I loose a premo mid but allows me to go:
McCarthy – Dusty
Then
Weita – Simpson
Benken – zorko/Dahl

So figure 3 for the price of one.

When gray does come back then see how he goes and pick him up cheaper, trading for kerridge.

If I keep gray can't see the rooks generating enough cash to do the above moves.

thoughts?

    Grahame Lebroy · 03/05/2016 at 10:44

    R. Gray is a tough one. He has proven to be an elite mid in the past and even his start to this year was good. I don't rate him as high as most people though. I am not convinced he is out for hamstring reasons either. Normally trading out premo keepers isn't ideal but you plan doesn't sound bad. Having said that if you think that Gray will continue to score at an elite level when back and he comes back soon it probably makes more sense to keep him.

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 11:10

      i thought the same when i heard it was "hamstring issues', didn't believe them.

        tuxCS · 03/05/2016 at 17:19

        What do you think his actual issue is then?

    Shake n bake · 03/05/2016 at 12:27

    I've made 2 mid changes so far Crouch to Selwood as soon as Crouch went down & last week went Gray to Parker currently ranked 1700. For me to have those players not playing for up to 3 weeks is to long to keep on the pine didn't want to rely on my mid rookies for pts generation. But I suppose it depends what situation your in.

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:28

    So you're going to sit a premo on the bench for two weeks then trade him……….why not have just got rid of him last week?

    You're crippling your team.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 03/05/2016 at 14:26

      Thought he may only b out for 1-2 as no one really knew last week how long he was going to b out for now it is another 2-3. Decided to conserve trades as already used trades on rocky, crouch, fyfe and jj. With weita out and laird will have to now trade weita to shaw to field 6 def. Probably have to keep stinky longeran another week and trade dea to smith/Cox.

      If I trade gray this week to petrecca I don't like to do that as not on the bubble and leaves longeran and dea in.my team who has a high break even.

      Can't see any other way other than to hold gray for another week now laird is out.

      or gray to shaw longeran in the middle dea to smith.

      Have to trade. Maybe gray to shaw?

        Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 14:58

        Ah I see the issues, looked fine to keep Gray now suddenly hit with another two injuries.

        Well seeing as he is 2-3 weeks away and you've kept him for one, now this week will be another, I would wait for him to return.

        Trade Dea and Weitering this week and find a fattened cow to cull for Petracca but not Gray. He will only be 1-2 weeks away when you go to do that trade.

Brent · 03/05/2016 at 11:34

Smith or cox who is better out of 2? I'm leaning towards smith to make more money

    Kev · 03/05/2016 at 12:41

    Hard to look past a -108 b.e

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:22

      whoes place is he taking? who did he come in for?

      also with langdon getting injured, does that make his JS better?

Vinny · 03/05/2016 at 11:55

How many trades will everyone have after this round? 22 from me.

    Anil · 03/05/2016 at 11:57

    24

Petend My Name's Jon · 03/05/2016 at 12:05

I have 2 options on who to bring in this week but I'm having trouble deciding.
The communities help would be much appreciated.

Option 1 = Zorko and Josh Smith, or
Option 2 = Ward and Cox.
Will be replacing them with Weitering and Tippa.

Thanks fellas.

    Not Blacky · 03/05/2016 at 12:34

    i vote ward and cox

    Wattsieesq · 03/05/2016 at 13:19

    Option 2

tuxCS · 03/05/2016 at 12:20

So apart from cry, (my strategy) what is everyone doing with Rory Laird? I want to hold him because its not a serious injury but i've already got R.Gray on the bench. I think if i can just be strong and stick to my structure, then i should be fine come finals time. It's actually getting into the finals that'll be my biggest struggle rn.

    Wattsieesq · 03/05/2016 at 13:19

    I'm holding him for now

      Dee · 03/05/2016 at 13:59

      how long is he out for?

        tuxCS · 03/05/2016 at 16:08

        2-3 weeks

    @an3vilmonk3y · 03/05/2016 at 15:37

    Wiping the tears then holding, traded Gray out when he got injured, but I can't keep burning trades on 3 week injuries.

Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 12:23

I realise that McVeigh will be cheaper after this week, however if Laird is not available, and since I need a good defender I am considering trading Dea (and keeping Weitering) for McVeigh who should score well against Essendon. I already have Shaw.
Also, I have traded out Davis for Josh Smith and I am thinking of playing Smith and putting Parish, who maybe rested anyway, on the pine. Community I would appreciate your constructive criticism.

Mika · 03/05/2016 at 12:34

Laird just confirmed out for 2-3 weeks with a fractured toe >:(

Just traded out weitering for heater shaw as well arghhhh

    Kev · 03/05/2016 at 12:38

    That buggers things up!

    JamiesNinjas13 · 03/05/2016 at 12:57

    Can you give us a link? New is that his just a 'test'

      Mika · 03/05/2016 at 13:03

      It's on the Adelaide football club website

        JamiesNinjas13 · 03/05/2016 at 13:06

        Thanks! and Noooo!

GoHawks · 03/05/2016 at 12:42

Hodge out for 6 weeks with knee injury

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:11

    who could benefit from Hodge being out?

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:11

      besides the teams that the hawks will be playing 😉

    Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 13:37

    Are fewer rotations part of the blame for the high incidence of injuries this early in the season? Trades will be even more valuable as the year goes on. I am not a Hawker but he is/has been one of my favourite players.

James Sykes · 03/05/2016 at 12:45

Ahoy boys.

I have a friend who is seriously considering Weitering to Courtney Dempsey.

Despite my attempts to talk him out of it, he seems pretty keen.

Can I get some feedback from the crew to pass on to the lost sheep….

Cheers.

    tuxCS · 03/05/2016 at 12:47

    Let him do it, I't will 99% blow up in his face but it could be the shark move of the century.

Derek · 03/05/2016 at 12:52

players are going down. Hodge, Cotchin, Lambert, devon Smith, Laird, Hunter, Weithering, Lobbe…. just this week to add to the ones already on the sidelines.

This isn't just an early season thing, it will be happening all year, we must prepare and hold trades for as long as we can.

squeeze those rookies for all the cash they can give and only trade in rookies who have good JS. If in doubt about their JS don't bring them in. The rookies that come in now will have to not only make you enough cash to get to full premium (no more chances after this next lot) but they may need to fill holes in your team as keepers go down and get us through the first and second week of the byes.

To me the only rookie option this week is Petracca (in forward line – don't waste him in the mids) – maybe Simpkin as left field trade.

in a few weeks time there might be a few others (maitherson, Trengove) but the future isn't looking that bright for downgrade options.

    Paulie Walnuts · 03/05/2016 at 13:09

    What's your opinion on Keays next week ? I already have Petracca and will swap wilth Ben Ken and put him in the Fwds, I agree there doesn't look to be too many Fwd Rookies on the horizon

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:20

      i was surprised he didn't get a game sooner, when Rich and Rocky were out, made me think he wasn't as high on the pecking order as people thought. might be still the case and who knows if he played well enough to keep ahead of maitherson. I belive he did play forward, completely out of position for him, so i don't hold alot of hope for him to get a run of games unless he does get picked again and kicks a few goals.

      Beams likely to be back this week as well.

        Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 13:43

        I am sick of Davis and that is why I have gone Josh Smith but Derek, you do not seem very enthusiastic about him. I suppose job security is an issue but Bucks seems keen on him. I have Petracca from the start thinking he would play round 2 or 3.

          Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 13:49

          Hard to get reward if you don't take risks…………..

            Derek · 03/05/2016 at 15:05

            i'll try and get some more info on Smith during the week. his BE is very arousing and the opportunity to make some nice cash can not be taken lightly. especially when Collingwood are playing carlton and melbourne are travelling to the Gold Coast. I may look at Smith This week and petracca next week.

            actually thinking out loud, if i downgrade to Smith (to get Shaw) i can get rid of Dea instead of Tippa with the bit of coin saved.

Cameron · 03/05/2016 at 12:54

What to do with laird? Leaning towards holding him but would have to play 2 of brown, ruggles or tucker. I'm currently 78th overall so obviously going for overall rank but how much would holding him hurt overall rank?

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:06

    not much. everyone has him and everyone will hold him

      Cameron · 03/05/2016 at 13:39

      Yeah that's true will definitely hold now, at least I can use him for captain loophole

breakevens · 03/05/2016 at 12:54

Rory Laird out for up the three weeks

lachie08 · 03/05/2016 at 12:56

rich or houli

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 15:05

    Houli

    CoachDamo · 03/05/2016 at 17:07

    Neither? Any other options?

Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:09

Mcveigh will get cheaper. but i am also aroused by the swans vs essendon game for Mcveigh. I have to get Shaw this week, McVeigh in a few weeks.

    Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 13:33

    Thanks Derek. I value your SC wisdom. Now that Laird is out I still may go McVeigh but I could go Simpson, Docherty or Pittard?
    Derek, what do you think of Smith on the field instead of Parish?

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 14:58

      i don't know much about Smith except his numbers. I like the fact that Collingwood played WCE in perth and he still did ok.

      Collingwood have Carlton this week, i like that outlook alot better than Essendon playing the swans.

        Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 15:35

        Thanks. There was a good write up about Josh Smith in the Herald Sun over the weekend and yes, he did well against a quality team. If I don't go McVeigh, Simpson?

Mika · 03/05/2016 at 13:12

out of dea and tippa who should I use to cover laird ?

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:14

    its going to be ugly against the Swans. Who takes the kick in after a point for essendon? maybe the swans will miss a few and there will be a few kicks available for the full back.

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 15:05

    After a 39 and a 41 I wouldn't be very confident running Dea on ground.

sharmanism · 03/05/2016 at 13:17

The carnage continues – Laird injured and with Weitering out as well I am going to be forced to trade.

Thoughts on moving Laird to the bench – Weitering and Tippi out – Heater and Petracca in and a measly $3.4K left in the bank?

Have been forced to burn trades through injury – will have only 20 left after R7 but these two are trades that I had planned just would have preferred to keep Weitering a little longer and trade Dea.

Team will look like:

D: Shaw, Birchall, Macmillan, M Adams, Dea, DBJ (Laird, Ruggles)

M: Danger, Hannebery, Jelwood, GAJ, Ziebell, Shiel, Hunter, BKen (Oliver, Hewett, Davis)

R: Goldie, Gawn (Wyatt)

F: Hall, Robinson, Wells, Kerridge, McGovern, Petracca, (M Brown, Menadue)

Chipboard · 03/05/2016 at 13:18

I realise that McVeigh will be cheaper after this week,however if Laird is not available,and since I need a good defender I am considering trading Dea (and keeping Weitering) for McVeigh who should score well against Essendon. I already have Shaw.

azza · 03/05/2016 at 13:21

any love out there for rich? thinking of bringing him in for AMT

    The Mountain · 03/05/2016 at 14:13

    Ive got him and apart from his 33 in round 2 seems to be going alright. my only concern is that with beams coming back and rockys return i think me may get less midfield time and more time off half back which may effect his scoring output

Jonathan Camac · 03/05/2016 at 13:31

Barlow or Dusty?

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 13:38

    i think both should be in your team at full premium stage. Barlow price seems to be going up and Lids price maybe on the way down. Easy decision to get Barlow first.

    If i had to choose 1, i would get Lids, but not for $600k 😉

      fatty vautin · 03/05/2016 at 15:43

      lids derek think hes saying martin

ThatDamnRascal · 03/05/2016 at 14:19

An interesting question to ask the community: With a handful of Rookies hitting that cull period which will people be culling first….the ones that are worth the most or worth the least ie BenKen/Tippa vs Davis/Menadue?
Think it's safe to deal with Weitering next week or even the week after.

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 15:01

    I'd either keep him till he plays again or cull him, but he's most likely a waste of space coming off an injury and with the 114 BE.

Worry wart · 03/05/2016 at 14:34

I am happy with my defence and I am trading out Dea but I need to decide who to trade in – McVeigh or Simpson, both are about the same price.

    Kev · 03/05/2016 at 16:12

    Simpson. But you're paying too much for both imo

    Leeds17 · 03/05/2016 at 18:03

    McVeigh if you're happy to go a week early

Liam · 03/05/2016 at 14:37

Weiters to josh smith

Dea to simpson

Thoughts??

    Southern S · 03/05/2016 at 15:02

    Looks logical to me.

    james · 03/05/2016 at 16:47

    Simpson a bit overpriced for me, would look at someone else instead.
    Maybe Boyd as a POD.

    Ivan · 03/05/2016 at 16:51

    Isn't Smith a MID?

leon hickson · 03/05/2016 at 15:17

Who stinks more I cant decide who to take out the back of the shed between R "nothing" davis and C . men"r due in his ass". Looking to bring in J smith

    Kev · 03/05/2016 at 16:10

    Davis – breakeven 42, average 48
    Menadue – breakeven 44, average 53

    Either would be suitable.

Tommo09 · 03/05/2016 at 15:34

Fyfe to Hanners
And
Davis to Smith

Forgot to trade Fyfe last week and decided to put Weitering on bench and get smith as I don't have any DPP def/fwd in the backline.

Andy · 03/05/2016 at 15:45

Dahlhaus or Zorko ?

    THe Mountain · 03/05/2016 at 20:33

    Flip of a coin for me mate. In saying that the lions look like getting a few players back soon such as beams which could affect zorkos midfied time so probably lukey D, only just though

Dave · 03/05/2016 at 16:23

What are thoughts on picking up tom mcdonald? He's dropped over 100k in price and was a top defender last year.

    The Mountain · 03/05/2016 at 16:58

    Only the one ton in the first round and hasn't produced anything to warrant selection in any sides. Only averaging 75 and doesn't look like reaching last years form with recent results

    johnno2908 · 03/05/2016 at 17:16

    Had a similar thought. However with their midfield and big maxy and just better overall team performance, I think it has had an effect on his scoring potential.

Tom McV · 03/05/2016 at 16:50

Anyone on the bubble in the forward line this week??? Or anyone looking like getting a game? Need cash to upgrade Weitering!
Thanks community

Vinny · 03/05/2016 at 17:00

is it worth trading Darrean Wyatt (R3) for Mason Cox so I can build more cash?

P.S Cheeky sidenote, Wyatt kicked 3 goals in the reserves. I know his a rookie, but Cloke does have to really step it up.

    Russ · 03/05/2016 at 22:48

    Yeah, I would say it's worth trading someone who's not playing for someone who is playing.

Connor · 03/05/2016 at 17:00

Community I would love your thoughts on the following players!

1. J. Smith
2. M. Cox
3. C. Petracca
4. B. Keays

Chuck in a comment, are any of them worth it this week or do I hold my trades? Keeping in mind I currently have all 3 of C. Menadue, R. Davis and M. Dea in my team

    Derek · 03/05/2016 at 18:42

    Smith. Massive low BE too hard to ignore
    Cox. Big No
    Petracca. Next week
    Keays. Very worried that he will hold his place in team. Big No.

    Russ · 04/05/2016 at 01:49

    1. J. Smith, make up your own mind.
    2. M. Cox, make up your own mind.
    3. C. Petracca ,make up your own mind.
    4. B. Keays, make up your own mind.

    🙂

FootyFanatic · 03/05/2016 at 17:15

Does anyone know how far away R.Gray is from playing? As I'm reconsidering my choice of holding him now that Laird is also injured.

    Andy · 03/05/2016 at 17:28

    Still 2-3 weeks from PA website

Tommy · 03/05/2016 at 17:21

AFL.com saying Laird out for 2-3 weeks, still keep him due to limited options in defense?

    CoachDamo · 03/05/2016 at 17:26

    Keep him if you can cover him.

marcus · 03/05/2016 at 17:30

my cover for laird is mitch brown and Hartley vs Sydney cant wait for a 40

    Steeeve · 03/05/2016 at 17:33

    40 might be optimistic

      Derek · 03/05/2016 at 18:44

      even Zac Dawson is averaging better than that.

      i saw Zac had 1 kick on the weekend. only 10 away from his career high.

I Miss Cheese · 03/05/2016 at 19:37

So I'm mad..
This week I've decided I want to trade out Weitering and Tippa in order to upgrade to hopefully a Ward/Zorko type, along with a low priced rookie such as Cox or Smith for example. Only problem is that I only have 1 DPP (Menadue) in my mids to sub in order to make room for only one of those players. Essentially i am unable to bring in both a mid and a fwd meaning i have to bring in a defensive premo or rookie which i really don't want to have to do because of the limited and unreliable options in that position. It also means i miss out on potential cash generation from those rookies if i am forced to wait a week.
Please help me!!!!! I don't know what to do

    The Mountian · 03/05/2016 at 20:29

    if you have tippa up foward you can hit the trade button on him then swap him with menaspud. if you have him down back and if your lucky enough to have the likes of brown or adams in the foward line then wack to trade button on him and swap him then swap him again with mendaue. the only problem you have here is that you can only bring in one player via dpp to the mid

    Russ · 03/05/2016 at 22:52

    Just trade out Weitering…don't panic, it's round 7.

Grant · 03/05/2016 at 22:15

Evening all, not sure if it is a good thing, but I am stockpiling as much money in the bank as possible, and after trading Dea & Weitering this week for J.Smith and Cox, I will have $1.15mil in the bank.
IS THIS A GOOD DECISION (as I will load up as the other cows come home – that is the plan)??????
Side is
Shaw / Burgoyne / Adams / Laird (bench him this week) / M.Brown / Hartley / Byrne-Jones / Tippa
Parker / Danger / Ablett / Liber / Parish / Mills / Hewitt / J.Smith / Oliver / Gresham / Dunkley
Gawn / Goldy / Grimley
A.Hall / Merrett / Wells / Greene / Kerridge / Kennedy / Cox / Milera

Appreciate any comments

    Russ · 03/05/2016 at 22:56

    Where are you currently ranked Grant, or if you couldn't give a crap about that, how are you situated in your leagues?
    A mate of mine has a similar strategy, but his overall scoring is suffering significantly, can't really see your backline or Mids scoring you mega high points for now, what do you plan to do with all your extra cash and when?….what's the goal for all the extra cash?

      Derek · 04/05/2016 at 10:52

      i tried that a few years ago, the problem is the overall value of the team come the end of the year. You need to get to $14.5mil. having cash on the bench and not with players who are increasing in value will leave you short at the end of the year.

        Grant Flack · 04/05/2016 at 16:32

        Good point Derek, will see how Petracca and Lee go this week and may start the rebuild earlier than expected.

      Grant Flack · 04/05/2016 at 16:31

      Thanks Russ, am 2-2 in my league, sitting mid table, getting scores of around 2100. Happy with that and not worried about overall ranking.
      Plan is to take the hit for a couple of weeks while the kids make me money and then start the premium upgrades in the next two weeks after getting Petracca and maybe Lee as the last cows.
      Load up on Pendelbury, Priddis, Selwood, Simpson, Buddy, Kennedy.
      Touch wood, wont have to touch the rucks.

Mick · 04/05/2016 at 09:47

Community I need opinions!
Robbie Gray gone for another 2-3 weeks what do I do
Have 24 trades remaining and can get any mid.

If I trade do I go Zorko, Parker, Hanley (good POD), Pendles or Ablett.
Thanks in advance

    Russ · 04/05/2016 at 17:05

    Giday Mick, I'd go Parker or Zorko before Hanley, Pendles and Gaz, those 3 have injury worries past and present, and although Hanley would make a good pod, I reckon Zorko is more reliable and a dpp.

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