The Rookie Scout: Round 7

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Barron Von Crow

The time has come people. Our very first rookies have been plumped up and well fed and ready to be sent to the market.

Sure, some of them are a bit skinnier than we’d like, but these are lean times and we have to make do with what we’re given.

On the plus side, there still appears to be a few quality rookie downgrade options available, Collingwood fans, if you take one thing out of this year let it be the thanks of the entire fantasy football community for making Josh Smith and Mason Cox available to us at this point of the year.



Callum Mills

SC Price: $335,700 | AF Price: $313,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,900
Round 6 Stats: 17 disposals, 1 mark, 5 rebound 50’s, 70 SCPoints, 60 AFPoints, 79 CKPoints

Mills continues to provide what we want from rookies with decent scores and continuing to generate cash, though his SC score of 70 was his lowest since Round 3. His BE is 33 coming into Round 7, that’s low enough that you can leave him for at least another fortnight before you consider doing anything with him.

Darcy Parish

SC Price: $331,100 | AF Price: $359,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,100
Round 6 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 goals, 3 tackles, 65 SCPoints, 47 AFPoints, 68 CKPoints,

We’ll definitely take the 2 goals from Parish, but the 11 disposals kept his score fairly low. Amazingly, that was the first time that Parish has had below 20 possessions for a game, which is a pretty fair effort for a rookie player.  His BE is now at 75, which is exactly what his Supercoach average currently sits at. I’d probably feel decently confident about holding Parish and him hitting that BE since he has had scores of 97, 83 and 83 over Rounds 2-4, though he’s had his two lowest scores of the year in the last two rounds. Weigh up your priorities, but he’d be near the bottom of my list for this week.


Connor Menadue

SC Price: $220,500 | AF Price: $245,000 | CoachKings Price: $3,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Friday, Richmond VS Hawthorn   
Round 6 Stats: 13 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 50 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 60 CKPoints

His BE is 41, which you’d think would be achievable, but he’s yo-yo’d between scores in the 30’s and scores in the 50’s over the past 4 weeks. The Tigers have been 52 flavours of awful this year, so it’s hard to single out just Menadue since he was only drafted in 2014, but we’ll definitely need to start thinking about what we’ll do with Menadue. He’s dirt cheap in CoachKings, but hasn’t been producing a ton of scores and I can’t imagine what he’d score against the Hawks on Friday night.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $346,800 | AF Price: $413,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Collingwood VS Carlton
Round 6 Stats: 19 disposals, 10 marks, 4 tackles, 2 clearances, 3 inside 50’s, 65 SCPoints, 91 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

Pretty much nothing but uncontested possessions for Kerridge last week, with 15 disposals and all 10 of his marks being on the uncontested variety. That’s probably the big reason for the discrepancy between his Supercoach and AFL Fantasy scores. His BE is just 23, so no need to think about moving the Kedge on yet and he should make a decent pick in CoachKings… BUT.. there is some chatter around the traps that he may miss this weekend because of General Bloody Soreness. Hold.. but this will test our depth!

Ben Kennedy

SC Price: $295,900 | AF Price: $319,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Round 6 Stats: 18 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 69 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 60 CKPoints

The goals have dried up for Kennedy and so have his SC scores. He had 4 goals over his first two games where he averaged 110 SCPoints, in the next 4 games he has kicked just 1 goal and is averaging 59 SCPoints. His disposal averages are down too, from 21 in the first fortnight to just 17 over his next 4 games. His BE is 51 this week, which he should hit, but with a few guys on the bubble, he might be one you definitely look to move out this week.

Tom Papley

SC Price: $245,000 | AF Price: $279,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Round 6 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, 64 SCPoints, 61 AFPoints, 62 CKPoints

Papley has started to round back into some decent form after looking like an absolute disaster for those who traded him in for Round 3. His SC average over the last fortnight is 71, which is a pretty good return for a rookie forward. BE of 2 means you should be able to carry him through to the bye rounds.

Mitch McGovern

SC Price: $261,700 | AF Price: $264,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,800
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Western Bulldogs VS Adelaide
Round 6 Stats: 10 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 46 SCPoints, 55 AFPoints, 61 CKPoints

It looked like he might have injured himself at one point last week, but McGovern came back on and ended up playing 75% ToG. There just wasn’t much happening up forward for the Crows with the Dockers pushing extra players back to try and strangle the game and prevent any free flowing footy from occurring. The Crows have the Bulldogs this week and if last years Elimination Final is anything to go by it’s going to be another shootout. Big chance for McGovern to kick a few goals there and should easily hit his BE of 35 and produce a good score in CoachKings.

Lincoln McCarthy

SC Price: $282,500 | AF Price: $248,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Round 6 Stats: 9 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles, 44 SCPoints, 37 AFPoints, 31 CKPoints

Probably the only Geelong forward who wasn’t able to get a piece of Geelong’s dominance over the Gold Coast last week, but he only played 57% ToG, so his opportunities were limited. With them having dropped him earlier in the year to rest him due to all his previous injuries I’m sure the Cats saw this as a decent opportunity to give him a bit of a rest, so they can keep him fresh for this week. So hopefully that pays off for us and he gets a big score this week!



Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $338,400 | AF Price: $290,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,600
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Collingwood VS Carlton
Round 6 Stats: 8 disposals, 2 marks, 23 SCPoints, 28 AFPoints, 19 CKPoints

The bad news here is Weitering is likely to be out for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury, and with such a low score over the weekend it’s pushed his BE up to 114. There is a good side to this at least, which is if you do have him, while you’ll need to trade him out, the fact that he won’t be playing means you do have a couple of weeks to go and take care of other priorities (like the guy below) first should you need to. I wouldn’t bet on him beating that BE upon return, but don’t go feel like you MUST trade him out this week either, especially if you have a few cherry ripe rookies elsewhere.

Matthew Dea

SC Price: $296,900 | AF Price: $300,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
Round 6 Stats: 12 disposals, 1 mark, 1 inside 50, 39 SCPoints, 38 AFPoints, 54 CKPoints

I remembered some quote about if things didn’t end badly they wouldn’t end at all when thinking of Dea, then I googled it and found out it was from that awful Tom Cruise movie Cocktail and I thought “why the heck did I bother remembering anything from that piece of trash?”. But I digress. Dea has absolutely obliterated his season for us with scores of 41and 39 SCPoints over his last fortnight. He has lost some cash this week and his BE is 94, so that means you got to get him out of your side if you have him.

Marcus Adams

SC Price: $342,400 | AF Price: $330,000 | CoachKings Price: $8,800
Round 6 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 63 SCPoints, 53 AFLPoints, 93 CKPoints

He started off strong, but Adams has started to cool down a bit, particularly after the Bulldogs lost Murphy, Johannisen and Suckling to injury. He’s done pretty well for us though, he’s earned 225K so far and has a BE of 58, so should add another 15-20K to that again. Might be nearing his time, but he’s served us well.

Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $273,300 | AF Price: $251,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,400
Featured CoachKings Contest: Sunday, Port Adelaide VS Brisbane (SA Venues ONLY)
Round 6 Stats: 16 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 66 AFPoints, 67 CKPoints

He’s already gained 145K in cash and has another price rise of 42K on the cards thanks to a BE of -13. Keep pluggin’ away with him.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $309,500 | AF Price: $290,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,100
Round 6 Stats: 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 53 SCPoints, 41 AFPoints, 53 CKPoints

Walla’s time is coming up it would seem, with a BE of 64 and a season average of 71, if you don’t trade him this week you may need to next week. He’s done a good job for us though, 200K in cash, easy enough to cash him in and boost his teammate Matty Dea or someone else up.


Mason Cox

SC Price: $117,300 | AF Price: $171,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,300
Featured CoachKings Contest: Saturday, Collingwood VS Carlton
Round 6 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 4 tackles, 5 hitouts, 67 SCPoints, 62 AFPoints, 79 CKPoints

Cox continues to do a decent job of it, notching up another solid SC score, one that probably could have been even higher if it wasn’t for the 3 free’s he gave away. He’s only played 2 games, so you can still bring him in for his basement price, and currently has a projected price rise of 64K and a BE of -73. He’s a perfect downgrade target for this week and a great CoachKings options against Carlton. Note though.. there has been some late mail that Cloke may return this week, wonder if this could put some selection pressure on the big yank?


Mitch Brown – Highest score of the year for Brown with 88, that’s pushed his BE back down to 0. Hold for a few more weeks.

Peter Wright – How fortunes can change, with 142 SCPoints one week and only 32 the next. To be fair, Gold Coast were absolutely slaughtered by the Cats, so it wasn’t exactly the best game to judge him on. Still, he’s shown that the score of 142 probably isn’t the norm, and because he costs 187K, I’d likely go for Mason Cox as a downgrade instead.

Daniel Currie – A decent game, but he’s pretty much scored at the same level as Mason Cox and costs 50K more. Still don’t know how solid his job security is with Tom Nicholls sitting there as well.

Sam Grimley – If you started with him, then you’ll probably just have to hold him, but if you’re looking to downgrade, again, go with Cox.

Dougal Howard – Another downgrade option to consider, he only scored 46 last week, but probably has pretty good job security with Matthew Lobbe going down with a knee injury. Port doesn’t have a lot of ruck depth and don’t seem too keen to send Charlie Dixon into the ruck. That leaves Justin Westhoff and Jack Trengove, who are part-timers at best. He only costs $3,800 in CoachKings, so if any SA players go to their venue for the Port VS Brisbane game, he’ll make a cheap pick there.

George Hewett – Has a BE of -12 and kicked 3 goals last week, so should keep his spot. Keep him if you didn’t trade him out.

Liam Sumner – Just the 55 last week, but that’s a season high and hasn’t had more than 10 possessions in a game. Forget about him in long-form fantasy football. I’d skip him in CoachKings this week too, he’s cheap, but not producing much.

Josh Smith – Will likely be a very popular downgrade target this week, thanks to SC scores of 72 and 96. He’s a bargain basement price of 102K and looks to be the goods. I’m bringing him in. He’s $4,500 in CoachKings, but belted out a 96 last week, that’s value for money.

Josh Wagner – Back down to earth a bit for Wagner, with the 48 SCPoints off of 17 disposals. Probably a disappointing result as he had 47 in Round 3, but only had 8 possessions that game. 14 uncontested possessions and 3 clangers probably hurt, but Byrne-Jones still might be the better pick in the end. 21 pressure acts was 2nd best for the Dees against the Saints, so he’s still showing that he’s working hard out there.

Nakia Cockatoo – 76 SCPoints for Nakia thanks to 3 goals. He’s averaging 81 over the last 3 games, but the Cats haven’t exactly been playing anyone that great.

Darcy Tucker – Not a great result SC wise, he had 13 disposals and 2 marks, but only scored 34 SCPoints. His DE was only 61%, but more than a few players had issues kicking in the swirly conditions. 11 uncontested possessions will also keep that score low too. He might be worth a downgrade, just because he looks

Michael Hartley – Has had a solid 2 weeks, with scores of 79 and 83. Essendon players have been a bit up and down this year; Hartley has had patches of both good and bad form. If you have him he’ll still earn plenty of cash thanks to a -21 BE.

Ciaran Byrne – Started on fire in the first quarter, with a score of 40 SCPoints, but then only finished on 75 for the game. Still, he’s shown he’s at least consistent with scores of 67, 67, 76 and 75. Not as good as the other Byrne, but I wouldn’t be upset if I picked him up at his basement price either. Might make a cheap DEF option in CoachKings at $5,000

Jade Gresham – He had his highest SC score of the year, but it was just a score of 56. Playing more forward at AFL level, which probably isn’t going to help him produce great fantasy football scores.

Jason Castagna – He only scored 37 SCPoints in his debut game, but I did like the fact he seemed willing to take the game on. Still, that score isn’t high enough to consider downgrading to him at the moment.

Ryan Davis – Another poor score this week, hitting a season low of 33 SCPoints. Wasn’t much going on for Gold Coast up forward, so it’s not a surprise Davis didn’t score well. Tough position to be in with him, downgrading him nets you minimal cash and his BE is 39, so it’s not likely he’ll go up much more with his current scoring output. And those scores are pretty much useless to us.

Christian Petracca – News was he would play forward, which had me worried a bit, but it was more of a high half forward role around the 50 metre mark and into the centre square, so he still found the ball a fair bit. SC score of 63 is a solid start, but give him another week before upgrading.

Aliir Aliir – Just 6 disposals and 3 tackles for Aliir for the 36 SCPoints. Didn’t expect much from him, so hard to be disappointed with that result.

Ben Keays – 11 disposals, 8 tackles and a goal is a decent effort for a first gamer. Only had 5 effective disposals and 3 clangers which hurt though. Watch for one more week, but for SA CoachKings players, consider him for Sunday at $3,700.

Connor Blakely – An OK result from Blakely with 10 disposals and 5 tackles, but just 44 SCPoints. Ran at only 50% DE, which isn’t a good result and only had 59% ToG. At 153K, if that’s the best he can do I probably wouldn’t bother. 


Wayne Milera – A pretty good game for Milera in the SANFL, he had 22 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 3.2 in the Crows 1 point loss to South Adelaide. With Laird out, the Crows could shuffle the deckchairs a bit and bring Milera back in. If you still have him, wait for the team announcements to see if he’s brought back.

Charlie Curnow – Will be out with glandular fever, which probably won’t help his fantasy footy chances much!

Jayden Short – The VFL Tigers got beaten pretty badly, but Short was still pretty good, leading the way for the Tigers with 29 possessions, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and 6 rebound 50’s.

Tom Curren – Another great game from Curren with 28 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 3 inside 50’s

James Rose – He had 18 disposals and 3 goals as the Swans in the NEAFL annihilated the Lions by 110 points.

Shane Yarran – Returning from a knee injury he suffered in the WAFL Grand Final, Yarran kicked 3 goals and had 9 possessions and 4 marks in the Peel Thunders big win against Perth.

Clayton Oliver – In for the Casey Scorpions this week, he had 29 disposals, 3 marks and 16 tackles. Hard to keep him out with that sort of form, but the Dees aren’t short on midfielders.

Nathan Freeman – After his latest injury setback due to his hamstrings, St Kilda senior coach Alan Richardson has conceded it will be very unlikely Freeman plays any senior football for St Kilda as they are concentrating on getting his body right for 2017. So we’ll see Nathan here this time next year maybe!

Mabor Chol – Not much from Chol against Sandringham with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Liam McBean – Like Chol, McBean didn’t provide a heck of a lot against Sandringham, with just 4 kicks, 2 marks and 1.2 on the scoreboard.

Jack Trengove – Trengove has continued his great VFL form, nabbing 28 disposals, 3 marks and 9 tackles for the Casey Scorpions last week.

Dean Gore – Gore was quieter this week, with just the 18 touches and a goal to his name.

Sam Collins – Collins had 16 disposals and 7 marks in the Peel Thunders big win against Perth.

Anthony Moribito – An OK game from Moribito with just the 15 disposals and 5 marks. He’s still on the Dockers rookie list, so I wouldn’t expect him back at this point.

Rhys Mathieson – Another good effort from Mathieson with 20 disposals, 4 tackles and a goal.

Josh Dunkley – He had a game high 34 possessions in Footscray’s loss to Weribee.

Jacob Hopper – Was the senior emergency for the GWS Giants this week, so no NEAFL action for Hopper.

Jake Barrett – 26 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles for Barrett as the UWS Giants went down by 13 points to the NT Thunder.

Harrison Himmelberg – A key forward from the GWS Academy that the Adelaide Crows bid on during the 2016 AFL Draft, he had 19 disposals and 7 marks against the NT Thunder. He’s currently playing down back for the UWS Giants and is averaging 21 disposals and 6 marks in his 5 NEAFL games. Hard for a tall bloke to get a gig at the Giants though.

That’s it for me this week. Any rookies you’re considering swapping to? And any rookies  you’re looking at downgrading to?

Will you be painting the fence or doing upgrades for your side?

Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow


Dee · 05/05/2016 at 13:17

Good work Barron! Thank God I got rid of Dea last week….. Weitering to Simpson and Kennedy to Smith this week, wekum!

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:39

    Good stuff, Dee!

I N Pieman · 05/05/2016 at 13:27

Nice one Barron. It is time for the flaccid Dea to be culled. Albeit a week too late. In the great words of Monty Burns "Simpson Aye"

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:39

    Me too, Pieman, but it still works out OK. Brought Simpson in last week, so Dea is a pure downgrade for me.

azza · 05/05/2016 at 13:40

hey guys need some thoughts on these trades
current team is:
def: shaw,simpson,laird,adams,DBJ, dea (hartely,ruggles)
mid: Dangerfield,ablett,hannerberry,parker,shiel,libba,mills,kerridge (davis,hewett,mendaue)
rucks: gawn, smartin (wyatt)
fwd: zorko,barlow,hall,wells,bkennedy,AMT (papley, m.brown)

thinking of going this week
menadue – j.smith
dea- dusty
next week:
bkennedy – petracca
amt – rich/houli (someone under 475k)

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:39

    That doesn't look too bad, Azza.

Ryan · 05/05/2016 at 13:46

Should I do a double downgrade this week (bring in Cox & Smith for Dea & AMT)? I'll have 21 trades left though….

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 14:30

    with that few trades left, i wouldn't be taking any risks. both JSmith & Cox have an element of risk. They both could end up fantastic, but they both might be out of the team in a week or two. You can't afford those sort of risks with only 23 trades left. Do one only.

      50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:37

      I'd take both or one of there is already a rookie next week you've got lined up. After that though, you've probably gotta focus your trades on need only.

    Hanif · 05/05/2016 at 18:08

    Can you please explain to me how you trade dea for smith?

    Everyone keeps saying it but I just dont get it. One is a mid and the other a defender!!!

      Puopolo_Culture · 05/05/2016 at 18:56

      Though dual position players. If you have a MID/DEF in your midfield you can trade out Dea, swap the MID/DEF from midfield into the backs, then bring in Smith.

        Crowmagnon · 05/05/2016 at 19:25

        or you can go the long way.
        hit trade on Dea
        move a fwd/Def to defence. to do this hit the s tab that will appear when you trade Dea.
        then move a mid/fwd to the forward line in the same manner as above.
        you now have an open mid spot to trade smith into.

Jon · 05/05/2016 at 13:52

Weitering to Shaw and Kennedy to Smith week.

I will however still have Dea but I don't have the cash to go Dea to Shaw and I feel shaw is a priority. Thoughts Community??

    Nathan · 05/05/2016 at 14:53

    Why not hold weitering till next week as he wont lose cash and trade dea instead
    Or do you not have cover?

      Nathan · 05/05/2016 at 14:54

      So just read proply
      What abiut simpson, docherty or boyd

        Jon · 05/05/2016 at 22:29

        I already have Simpson and shaws break even is really low this week

Jimma · 05/05/2016 at 13:54

Onya Baron, always a handy read, do you reckon that a price peaked mills to a cheap Marc murphy is a solid trade option in the coming weeks? from what i know all his lowest scores were due to illness and injury, could really be a nice POD, what are your thoughts?

    Kev · 05/05/2016 at 14:22

    Still another 60-70k in Mills

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:41

    Thanks, Jimma.

    Not the biggest fan of Murphy, he hasn't been an elite SC player in years, and only has scores of 101 and 103 over the last fortnight. Certainly understand the appeal because he's cheap, but i'd rather wait another week or so and get Priddis for 500K. Murphy could be OK, but likely will be like Libba is this year and require another trade to upgrade.

james · 05/05/2016 at 14:00

heres my team 460k in the bank, thoughts

DEF- Laird, Houli, Adams, Weitering, Dea, DBJ (Byrne, Ruggles)
MID- Dangerfield, Hannebery, Ward, Zieball, Shiel, Priddis, Parish (Hewett, Davis, Greasham)
Ruck- Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch)
FWD- Hall, Wells, Kerridge, De Goey, Benken, Tipungwuiti (Menadue, Petracca)

my main issues are Laird, Weitering, Dea, Parish, Benken, AMT. with only 20 trades left i feel i should hold Laird and Weitering for now, but not sure if the rug and byrne can hold up, so some trade idea's that i had were

Dea + Parish= Simpson + Treloar

Dea + AMT= Simpson + Dusty/Barlow

AMT + BenKen= Zorko + Buddy or Riewoldt as a POD + Greene or Dusty + Barlow

Thoughts on what i should do community

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 14:04

    as i said before, trade carefully. You have alot of upgrades to do and not many trades left. You may even have to consider keeping a Kerridge or DeGoey until the end, depending on injuries etc.

      50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:22

      I disagree. with so many playing rookies, can you really afford to hold injured players.

      Laird, sure – cop that and hold
      But Weitering has got to go.
      AMT and BenKen would appear to have more upside (even if only for points this week) than Menadue or Davis, so I'd be ditching one of them. If AMT and BenKen don't perform, what's it really gonna cost in team value $10k – $20k.

      $460k plus weiter plus Davis might be two premos (or very close anyway).

        Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:06

        he has 20 trades left……and at least 10 keepers to trade in! the maths are not in his favour. Hold the rookies and extract every last cent possible and trade in keepers who are bargin price

    cashcows · 05/05/2016 at 14:17

    You are in no position to be looking at PODs tbh.

    Hold laird, hold weitering (this week or until you sorted the rest out), hold benken, solid chance to beat his BE

    Dea needs to go. I'd be looking at Shaw, you need to start bringing in keepers.

      james · 05/05/2016 at 15:28

      thanks lads should i keep tippa and parish or offload one

        Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:15

        hold for now. as long as they are playing you can keep them

    Kev · 05/05/2016 at 16:13

    You must have been smashed by injuries mate. 10 trades down and you still have 9 rookies on the field. Option 2, but Shaw rather than Simpson

Derek · 05/05/2016 at 14:22

i'm going to be boring this week and go OUT: Dea & Tippa, IN: Shaw & JSmith

Team will look like:

Shaw, Laird, Bartel, BSmith, Rich, Adams (Hartley, Brown)
Gaz, Pendlebury, Dangerfield, JPK, Rocky, Mills, Kerridge, BenKen (Davis, Gresham, JSmith)
NicNat, Blitz (Wyatt)
Barlow, Dusty, Wingard, Wells, McCarthy, Paps (Menadue, McGovern)

Will have 25 trades left.

Petracca and Mcveigh next week

    Joblow · 05/05/2016 at 15:13

    Nice looking team Derek. Currently it looks like overall that you are in the 3000 range. Would you play Smith ahead of BenKen this week?

      Derek · 05/05/2016 at 15:27

      if Kerridge is out i'll have to play two out of Davis, Gresham, JSmith or BenKen.

      Kerridge plays early so no chance of loophole. same with menadue if he isn't named, tigers play Friday, no looping.

      Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 16:19

      3000 range?

        Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:16

        lol. he needs to add a few more zeros

        Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 18:35

        As soon as your players start performing you should jump up the ranks fairly quickly, team does look good on paper.

          Derek · 05/05/2016 at 22:27

          havn't had a week where they have all played, but that is the nature of the game and why some teams go better than others. bit of luck.

          i should have Mcveigh in next week and close to finish my defence.

          Priddis in the following week followed by Sloane the week after. Will be a toss up between Selwood & Gray for M8 but that might have to wait until the next lot of rookies have fattened.

          I'll look at fixing up the forward line over the byes, a few i have my eye on have the early bye which is perfect to trade into week 1 of the byes. I'll probably keep Wells as my swinging F7/M9.

          My plan is to have at least 8 trades left after round 16, ready for the run home

    The Ranger · 05/05/2016 at 15:26

    Same trades for me Derek.
    Keays and Rocky next week if all goes to plan.

      Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:17

      not sold on Keays at all, unless he has a big week.

      petracca unless you have him.

        The Ranger · 05/05/2016 at 17:44

        Got Petracca and I like Keays. "Course that doesn't mean that Leppitsch does…

          Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:04

          Beams will be back this week. Maitherson may be back this week as well.

            The Ranger · 05/05/2016 at 19:30

            True, but he's held his spot with Beams back and I think Leppitsch will give him a fair run of games rather than just dropping him after two or three. They need to get games into their kids.

    Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 15:38

    What are your thoughts in regards to trading Tippa ahead of Davis?

      Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:18

      as long as they are both playing this week hold them

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 16:20

    Solid trades.

    tuxCS · 05/05/2016 at 19:21

    The fact that you have 1 more premium than me and 4 more trades proves that you have more patience are indeed a magician, what's your team name Derek?

      Derek · 05/05/2016 at 23:02

      Team is called Bundeena Bunnies.

      Managed overall 1st place in NSW last year.

        HOLLA · 05/05/2016 at 23:17

        Youll make huge ground on the leaders as the season progresses Derek. Good disiplined effort thus far.

Cameron · 05/05/2016 at 14:36

G'day community,
Does anyone know if you get points for kick ins after a behind?

    Matt · 05/05/2016 at 14:51

    no you dont, they dont count as a disposal. however it'll be points against if its a clanger. if they play on, then itll count as a disposal and sc points

      Bane · 05/05/2016 at 15:18

      They don't count towards stats but sc does count them. Its 1 pt for an effective kick or a long kick. 0 other wise and -1 for a clanger.
      Obviously, someone who plays on has better scoring ability.

      Moreandmore · 05/05/2016 at 15:22

      For example, Heath Shaw takes the kick in, kicks to himself in the goal square runs out of the goal square and kicks.

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 15:23

    i'm pretty sure they do count. That is one reason Shaw does so well. If he doesn't take the kick in, he makes sure he is the one who they kick it to, a mark and a kick.

    Who takes the kickins for essendon? they might get a few points this week.

      Hotshot · 05/05/2016 at 15:34


    Crowmagnon · 05/05/2016 at 20:37

Marvin · 05/05/2016 at 14:36

Harrison himmelberg.?? Surely you bring him in on name alone

    Joblow · 05/05/2016 at 15:20

    If he can play footy like his distant cousin, Engelbert Humperdinck could sing, he will be a monty. Any of you kids know what I am talking about?

      Marvin · 05/05/2016 at 17:24

      I know what you're saying but I must admit ol englebert was a little before my time

        The Ranger · 05/05/2016 at 18:00

        Lesbian Seagull is a classic.

      50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:35

      Do you know what his favorite food is: ice cream

      Homer hudsons hobokan crunch.

    D-Train · 06/05/2016 at 12:01

    If we're picking on name alone, my rucks would be Cox – Jack Hiscox and Roughead.

Francis · 05/05/2016 at 14:50

Smith or Cox?

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:48

    Smith, job security is better

      Dee · 05/05/2016 at 22:20

      Brown Cox swings…..

Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 15:12

Wonderful article as usual and here is my team

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

Mids: Fyfe, Ablett, Danger, Kerridge, Wines, Selwood, Libba, Mills ( B ken, Gray, Davis)

Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cox)

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

I have 22 trades and 158k in the bank. This is the week I want to get Heater in. Thinking maybe:

Weitering—> Shaw

A rookie or Libba if he does not play —> Smith

I already have Cox in my team from round 1 luckily so Smith is the rookie for me this week. I am thinking Heater will go back to 600k so it will be his lowest price right now.

Having Gray, Laird, Weitering, Libba is not the best situation so hopefully Libba comes through. I want to hold Gray and Laird so all other trades are on the table.

Thanks in advance for advice

    Tom McV · 05/05/2016 at 15:22

    Fyfe is probably a must trade??

      Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 15:24

      My bad fyfe was out last week for parker. Forgot to change it

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 15:28

    did you get it fixed?

      Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 15:40

      Looks like he now has selwood so I guess they fixed for him.

        Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 15:56

        Yeh I got it fixed luckily

          Derek · 05/05/2016 at 16:19

          gave you no hope. well done.

            Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 16:37

            No hope?

              Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:18

              no hope to get your phantom trades reversed.

    Kev · 05/05/2016 at 16:06

    Don't trade Libba. Even if he does miss this week it was only a corky.

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 16:20

    i'm getting Shaw in this week.

      Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 16:52

      maybe I should actually hold on shaw and try bring in a forward premo. Could bring in Martin, Greene, Zorko, Dahlhaus as options and maybe get rid of Tippa and hold of weitering till the next week. This would mean fielding Brown however my forward is a bit light

        Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:20

        it has crossed my mind (briefly) not pass on Shaw. This would be a massive POD. GWS have a pretty tough run of games coming up and maybe, just maybe Shaw doesn't go too well….. but then i came to my senses. Must have, must be this week has a BE of 55.

          Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 18:03

          Who would u downgrade to get him in? Was thinking menadue or davis

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 16:27

    I'd swap Menadue/Davis for Smith and go weiter to shaw.

    Unless Ben ken gets dropped then trade him instead for smith.

      Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 16:37

      yeh I will probably make a trade like that just waiting on selections

Tommo09 · 05/05/2016 at 15:41

Here's my team

Def: Shaw, Adams, Tippa, DBJ, Byrne, Brown (Laird, Weitering)
Mid: Danger, Gaz, Parker, Hannebery, Libba, Crouch, Mills, Kennedy (Gresham, Petracca, Smith)
Ruc: Goldy, NicNat
Fwd: Hall, Martin, Barlow, Franklin, Wells, Kerridge (Papley, Menadue)

I know my defence is thin but I decided to go Fyfe to Hanners and Davis to Smith instead of upgrading Weitering
$300k left and 23 trades.

Anything I can do community

    @winterjames5 · 05/05/2016 at 15:50

    you could look at moving on menadue as his BE is getting close to his avg

    i would go menadue down Cox or Howard

    then use the 400k plus to upgrade gresham as he doesnt seem to have good js to Ward or Pendles

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:48

    Trades sound good

tom · 05/05/2016 at 15:51

Well if its true what they say about Pendles may not play. My team is screwed.

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 16:21

    What's wrong with him?

      tom · 05/05/2016 at 16:25

      Apparently didn't train with the main group, was doing some light training.

        Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 16:30

        Said the same last week. Apparently he was less likely last week so should be ok. I certainly wouldn't be trading him in though anytime soon.

    fatboyfat7 · 05/05/2016 at 16:36

    same… tried to be too clever bringing him in stead of Selwood last week. Major backfire…

    Shake n bake · 05/05/2016 at 16:53

    Buckley said he's ok to go this week.

    HOLLA · 05/05/2016 at 23:21

    Apparently sidey didnt do much either. Wouldnt worry about pendles. If he wants to play, he plays.

Daniel · 05/05/2016 at 16:10

Which of these 3 options is the best to get in J. Smith and H. Shaw this week?

OPTION 1: Tippa and Libba OUT
OPTION 2: Davis and R.Gray OUT
OPTION 3: Kennedy and Hurn OUT

Or a mix and match of the above players? Also, only have 2k in the bank

    Cameron · 05/05/2016 at 16:45

    Probably would trade tippa and hurn if you can

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:47

    Davis and Gray, both out

Melon · 05/05/2016 at 16:10

too many injuries cannot get rid of Dea this week. I'll take the hit and trade him next week

    Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 14:14

    Think it's probably a wise move because if you hold Weitering and get another couple of injuries this round, then you may not be able to field a full team next week. Pity about the bleeding though. Hope he tonnes up for you.

mark · 05/05/2016 at 16:14

hows it going community
I got 22 trades left and have 250k in the bank and currently ranked 1900. I'm going to trade weitering to shaw but not sure if I should trade dea to smith or hold because of how many trades I have left.

    Edd · 05/05/2016 at 16:16

    I've got 26 trades and am cautious about trading…the way you are travelling you will have none by finals time…just a very experienced SC player finished top 1% last year trying to impart some constructive feedback!

      Headstart · 05/05/2016 at 16:26

      I concur. Too much point chasing. I am 9th in my league but with 27 trades left I am waiting for my rookies to fatten then bang.

        Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 17:15

        But Weitering and Dea aren't going to fatten anymore and one is injured……………………..

          50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:26

          I agree Southern, reminds me of a song…

          you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run, you gotta count your money…

          Anyway, you get the point.

          I'm injury riddled in defence so Dea stays this week, but if I could trade him, this is the week he'd go.

            Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 18:38

            Yep Weits and Dea are done, bang bang!

              mark · 05/05/2016 at 20:48

              this is my second team I wasn't taking it seriously at first and traded whenever I could haha

                Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:07

                Having two teams is pathetic! Do you have no honour!

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 16:28

    You almost have to do it for the progress of your team, regardless of burning trades.

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:23

    i would be getting rid of both Dea and Weitering

lachie08 · 05/05/2016 at 16:29

Whats wrong with pendleburys score this week, not what we wanted but he had 22 handballs, if he had less of them and more kicks and he would have scored alright.

@winterjames5 · 05/05/2016 at 16:36

whats the better trade

Parish to Rockliff


Tipungwuti to Dusty

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 17:25

    I like the Dusty option. He is at the bottom of his price and is a must have in the forward line. You might get Rocky similar price next week, and he isn't a must have in the Mids.

    50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:34

    Neither in my view. I want to see one more week from both of those boys before I'd contemplate.

    Is there any other premiums you'd consider.

GoHawks · 05/05/2016 at 16:36

Who to cull first out of-

Menadue & Ben Kennedy?

I'm favoring Menadue to trade out.

    Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 16:53

    Ben Ken should make his b/e this week so probs menadue

      50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:27

      Yeah, Menadue then Davis then BenKen.

    Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 17:02

    Or Davis

    I N Pieman · 05/05/2016 at 17:34

    Don't like either of them. They go missing for long periods. Of the 2 Mademespew out first

jimmy · 05/05/2016 at 16:46

Parker or Selwood community

    Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 16:53

    Not much separating them flip a coin I guess

      50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:28

      I've got Parker, but I'd be equally happy with Selwood. I like seeing him in form and I think him and danger will just get better and better together.

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:46

    Parker looks the real deal might as well get him while his form continues

    poloko48 · 05/05/2016 at 21:55

    Both must haves by end of year.

TassieChris · 05/05/2016 at 16:50

weitering out has finally given me a loophole! double downgrade is the move, grabbing both magpie boys. cox in for mcarthy and smith in for davis, cox and wyatt swing set for the time being might add something, hopefully cox can string enough games, earn enough cash and never be used. as a luxury move we convert cox into the best DPP F/R in business for cover. Painting downways this week.

    I N Pieman · 05/05/2016 at 17:33

    I'm not sold on the JS of Cox. He could be very handy for you through the byes if he's still in the team

      Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:01

      i've said the same. I think it is a big risk bringing him in, one i'm not willing to take.

      JSmith is risky enough, for those thinking both….good luck

      TassisChris · 05/05/2016 at 19:51

      Mate I have seen you post a bit, respect your opinion as well being a magpie fan. Cox hasn't done much wrong? clunking some marks, kicks straight at goal and he is massive and a nervous matchup for any defence. He offers more than Cloke simply on demeanour? Cloke misses first goal then he is stuffed by own omission? This guy seems like someone worth persisting with.

        wombatsfc · 05/05/2016 at 20:21

        I'm with you Chris. Cox can mark and kick straight, apart from a few games l/y from moore nobody at the pies has been able to do that for years. They should play him until his performance over 5 games is as bad as clokes was over the first 5 but Buckley was trained by mick madhouse so he might be dropped

Tony · 05/05/2016 at 17:52

Hi Guys. Apart from Shaw who is the next best defender??

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:00


      Tony · 05/05/2016 at 18:26

      Derek – I think you are probably right but with a be of 132 he is a week or 2 away even though Swans do play Essendon. Therefore who do reckon is the next best. Cheers

        Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:37

        i'll get him next week or the week after

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:43

    Always been a fan of the Kade Simpson.

    Tommy · 06/05/2016 at 09:18


50_Shades · 05/05/2016 at 17:58

Herald sun forum comment that there are 37 changes this weekend. Surely that can't be true… I don't even want to look.

Kevdog · 05/05/2016 at 18:23

I got rid of Menadue for Josh Smith and I'm getting rid of Dea for a premo defender. I have 555k, which premo defender should I get in this week ? (already have Heath Shaw)

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:44

    Boyd, Simpson, Houli are some good options or Pittard as a POD

      Leeds17 · 06/05/2016 at 06:03

      Can't really go with any others option, don't expect Pittard to be as poor in the seldom half of the season as he has been in his last few,

      Personally I think McVeigh can out score of of them till the end of the season so I'd be happy to go early a week on him with the likelyhood he'll drop 10k

Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 18:31

Davis out, makes my trades easier. Keeping menadue and kennedy.

Jesse White back in for collingwood, I admit I actually forgot the guy existed, will not be trading Cox in with Grundy, Witts, Cloke and White all in contention for spots in upcoming weeks.

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:50

    davis gives me a loophole.

      Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:12

      Yeah I just don't see him making any more cash anyway, happy to hold Ben Ken till later in the season if I have to.

      Weiter and Davis to Hannebery and Smith, bangity bang.

    Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 18:52

    I will be going Davis to Smith and Weitering to Heater so the davis selection makes it easy for me also

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:43

    They're just naming Jesse White to make Mason Cox look even better.

Ethan · 05/05/2016 at 18:36

Which fallen premo to get or do i get in a premo defender to get me extra cover for laird

    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 19:00

    Well which fallen premo do you have?

      Phil · 05/05/2016 at 19:01

      sorry read wrong…..probably simmo

        Ethan · 05/05/2016 at 21:07

        well its basically dusty of simmo/docherty

gator59 · 05/05/2016 at 18:38

Libba and Kerridge named to play

Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 18:39

Anyone else having problems with the supercoach website? keeps saying "something went wrong"

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 18:42

    When I click on the T under weitering*

    gator59 · 05/05/2016 at 18:43

    not here southern

      siri · 05/05/2016 at 18:46

      SC not working

    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 18:46


    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 18:51

    Just give a bit its doing it to me too

      Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:09


    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:15

    Working now it seems.

    tuxCS · 05/05/2016 at 19:22

    The phone app is working for me.

Liam · 05/05/2016 at 18:42

Should I bring in Petracca or Cox ?

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 18:51

    Petracca every day of the week and twice on sundays

      Liam · 05/05/2016 at 20:04

      Cheers Derek.

    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 18:54

    No bring in Pet next week

    tuxCS · 05/05/2016 at 19:24

    If you want to bring them both in, go Cox this week (because he's on the bubble), and Petracca next week.

      Liam · 05/05/2016 at 20:04

      It's Cox V Keays. Not sure.

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:35

    make sure you are happy with his job security though, I have my doubts with Grundy, Witts, Cloke and White as the other big men who can play forward and/or ruck.

      Liam · 05/05/2016 at 20:03

      Thats what i'm thinking. Maybe Petracca this week and Keays next week.

        Tommy · 06/05/2016 at 09:22

        Keays didn't set the world on fire last week. Probably wouldnt bring him in unless he has a good game this week.

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:42

    If you are not doing any downgrades next week, go Petracca. If you are go Cox

      Liam · 05/05/2016 at 20:03

      I am. It's between Cox and Keays.

gator59 · 05/05/2016 at 18:42

I count 39 changes for this round

Phil · 05/05/2016 at 18:49

Looks like I'm only making 1 trade this week. No Tucker No Lee again? So much for their so called Job securities?

Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:13

Damn you Brad crouch, taking Jarryd Lyons' spot! Oh well plenty of bench support.

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:43

    That was always on the cards unfortunately, Southern S.

      Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 12:52

      Ah well crouch will break something again and Lyons will be back!

Phil · 05/05/2016 at 19:16

Menadue a follower? Does anyone think that will change by tomorrow night? Think he will be on the interchange?

    tuxCS · 05/05/2016 at 19:22

    Sorry mate, he was named as a follower last week as well, but i think he swaps around with anthony miles.

    Danners · 05/05/2016 at 19:41

    Doesn't make a difference where he starts it won't make any difference on how he plays

    Leeds17 · 06/05/2016 at 06:13

    I think he'll have a decent game tomorrow he's not a horrible player just extremely outside which is hard to have an impact when your in a poor team, Hawks will give the Tigers space I reckon which Mendue should love

Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 19:29

1,057,900 remaining salary. 11,664,800 team value. (12,722,700 total)

Weitering via DPP for Hannebery, Davis for Smith. Even with a huge warchest I feel I need Smith in the long run.

Going for broke this year, aiming for full ultra premo and league wins. 18 trades remaining, yes I am scared.

Shaw, Adams, AMT, Hartley, DBJ, Byrne – Laird/Brown

Parker, Danger (V), Hannes, Ablett, Zaha, Libbe, M.Crouch, Mills – Lyons/Mena/Smith

Gawn, King (C loophole) – Nic Nat

Hall, Wells, Barlow, Kerridge, De Goey, Petracca – Kennedy/McCarthy

If Danger gets a 130+ I'll keep it this week and will probably captain Parker or Hanners against the bombers if it fails.

Ablett could have a big one though after the scrutiny recently about him not hitting enough contested numbers. Hopefully Danger has a huge one so I don't have to decide.

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:20

    Forgot to add rank…….

    Ranked 19095 (Score 12811) Top 9%

      Phil · 05/05/2016 at 20:22

      I'm ranked in the top 8000 and have 26 trades left and may only use 1 this week?

        Phil · 05/05/2016 at 20:28

        This must be you first yr (rookie) but that's ok its the only way you learn.

          Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:42

          lol no I've done it for about 5 years now but wanted to have some fun with it so went with cash generation as my aim early.

          I'm surprised I'm not ranked much worse than I am, injuries have crippled many sides that have all their money on the park, doing really well in most of my leagues and that's my aim.

        Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:42

        I went into round one with 750k in the bank phil………….and sat on 1.3 mill last week etc, high % is not my aim this year.

          Phil · 05/05/2016 at 20:57

          Not a chance in hell you make full premo! Give it up now! You're cooked!

            Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:06


              Phil · 05/05/2016 at 21:09


                Phil · 05/05/2016 at 21:11

                you wasted trades …..better hope to god no one goes down which I'm sure will happen and no trades left to bring someone in. You are done!

                Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:14

                'I will never, ever give up'

                Inspired by ken Hinkley.


                  Phil · 05/05/2016 at 21:16

                  LOL ok dont give up but we all know ur toast!!! 18 trades after 7 rds……snickering??? Ok Hang in there mate! LOL

                    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:25

                    I'll be fine, used to do seasons on 24, this is gonna be a walk in the park.

                    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 21:29

                    LOL ok

    Leeds17 · 05/05/2016 at 21:09

    Smith is extremely tempting but look at how many new rookies are about he's not a must have IMO just a solid trade, if you've got other stuff to do then do it I rekcon

Mac · 05/05/2016 at 19:32

I don't know if its possible for you to reach full premo looking at how many trades you got. But I wish you luck. Those trades sound very good for this round. Would look at picking up Dusty next week as his price will be as low as you'll get him and maybe McVeigh as well or Rance.

Luviboy1 · 05/05/2016 at 19:39

Brilliant article BVC. Who gets a gig on field out of BenKen or Petracca this week community? Looping Menadue and McCarthy in the FWD line, and in MID looping Smith and whoever gets benched out of BenKen and Petracca.

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:44

    I'd go for Petracca. Ben Ken hasn't really been much different from a normal rookie apart from the first two rounds.

Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 19:45

Wondering if next week we will have the chance to get mcveigh and martin because keays and petracca will be on the bubble

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:18

    Agree Keays didn't score great last week, but he looked seriously good. Petracca also looked like a kid that once he gets used to the AFL pace, will be worth having. I plan on having both.

    This week is a good week to get Martin if you can.

      Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 22:53

      I gotta get Heater in this week that is the problem haha

    Leeds17 · 06/05/2016 at 06:06

    Looking to bring both in this week, though already have petracca, will be missing out on Smith which is a shame but not the end of the world it's been made out to be.

Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 19:46

Almost feels like a waste of a trade to get rid of Davis. Hardly made any cash but he's been dropped and don't see him making anything more meaningful in the future.

    Nicholas · 05/05/2016 at 19:54

    agreed he was useless for the most part but gives a fair bit of people the cash to get heater

    Leeds17 · 06/05/2016 at 06:11

    Yeah really does wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see him again, hopefully Macpherson can hold down a spot

Phil · 05/05/2016 at 19:46

No way, wont get full premo! better save those trades and take it in the old butt the next few weeks you will not get full premo!

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:19

    My problem is my players don't have enough growth left in them to reach full premo if I wait. If Josh Smith becomes 400k then he is a must have for my end goal!

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:31

    I count 13 keepers with Libbe.

    The 1mill in bank can be used to aquire another 5, maybe even 6 keepers if I squeeze every dollar out of each player.

    That will leave me with 12-13 trades to get 4-5 players through painting fences, it's possible but yeah it's going to be dicey.

      D-Train · 06/05/2016 at 12:51

      I think it's a stretch to call Liberatore an "ultra premo" but let's say he can maybe hold onto a top 25 spot (currently ~ 50th by average). Giving Libba the benefit of the doubt, you'll still have to make 9 upgrades.

      I looked at the numbers and I think you'll be able to bring in 5 premos off of 1.05 million. This is based on using 210k per upgrade (it would be 175k per upgrade for 6, which means you'd be picking players you could afford, not ultra premos) and picking up slightly discounted premos (estimate around 570k each), which translates to each player you're upgrading being around 360k in value.

      From your team list, I could see: Adams, DBJ, MCrouch, Mills, Lyons, Kerridge, and De Goey in that range. The rest look like they'll max out in the 300-340k range, except for Menadue and Smith (who will be considerably less).

      So after your war-chest is depleted, you'll have 18 premos, 13 trades and two higher-valued rookies to go along with the 300-340k range guys. To get those last 4 premos, I think you'll need to do an extra downgrade (5 down, 4 up) because the money won't be enough for premos otherwise.

      That leaves you with 4 trades for injuries for the remainder of the season. I've got 12 premos (plus Libba, Tippett, and KK) and with 23 trades, I'm worried it won't be enough (I have about 920k less in the bank though). Good luck because I think you'll need it to get to ultra premo.

        D-Train · 06/05/2016 at 12:52

        Holy crap that was long – sorry all.

        Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 14:08

        Yeah I won't have a team of ultra premos but hope to get a majority of them and have a couple of 450k-500k type players in F6/M8/D6 positions. Hopefully PODs.

        If I keep Libbe and Zaha at M7/ M8 and Wells kerridge at F5/F6 this will leave me with 8 upgrades to do off my warchest and remaining trades which is quite possible.

        Then I could go for all the ultra premos possible, and I won't be worrying about the byes either so I have that advantage of getting all the top players that I really want.

        It's going to be interesting though that's for sure, thanks for the comments D-Train.

Quartermaster · 05/05/2016 at 19:49

1st time poster.

Keeping it simple this week:
Ben Ken to J. Smith
AMT to Simpson

22 trades left. Bank is healthy at 184k.

Current team is:
DEF: Shaw, Simpson, KK, B. Smith, Malceski, DBJ (Brown, Ruggles)

MID: Selwood, Priddis, Parker, Ward, Pendles, Libba, Gray, Oliver (J. Smith, Hewett, Davis)

RUC: NicNat, Sauce

FWD: Dusty, Greene, Wells, Kerridge, Hall, Papley (McCarthy, Menadue)

Menadue named in the middle this week, so be looking at his score intently!

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:15

    Think I would trade either Menadue or Davis for J.Smith.

    I think BenKen can score big again and keep making $

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 23:14

    Hi. Nice team, plenty of PODs. Didn't you have Adams?

    No Danger or Gaz, that is a massive POD there.

    Trades look good

jake · 05/05/2016 at 20:00

Community just scrolling through the midfield players to see that Marc Murphy was only 430k!!!, after seeing his past 5 seasons his avg of 103, 106, 93, 112, 118 he is starting to look like a real fallen premo or bargin, his avg this year is 85 but if you take out his score of 36 his avg would be 95, this season his scores have been 123,84,64,(36 copped head knock), 101,103
he started last year slow but just look how he finished and to ad on he is only in 1% of teams so will be a good POD
but overall community i think if you are looking at real value murphy could be your man

    wombatsfc · 05/05/2016 at 20:14

    Very interesting Jake that's ridiculously cheap he'd surely be 100+ ave for rest of the year and an M8 keeper, or a mid price cash cow. I might swap MCrouch for him instead of getting Smith

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:23

    It's interesting but I'd be hesitant with new players like Kerridge and Matthew Wright getting midfield time and clearances.

      wombatsfc · 05/05/2016 at 20:34

      I'm pretty sure that smurph has played with other mids who get clearances and still managed to ave over 100. He played with the husband of that skinny channel 9 weather chick for a while and Robbo was there for a couple of years at the same time.
      It's not the sort of move a 'rules follower' would make but 'rules followers' never win SC.

        jake · 05/05/2016 at 20:41

        exactly right wombat has had plenty of others taking clearances off him + Wright is playing high half forward and is only a few thousand to upgrade to from a crouch or a peaked rookie. also you are spot on to win the big prize you have to eventually break away from the pack

        whats your team name wombat

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

        There's no denying Smurph is really interesting at that price, he's a proven SC scorer for sure.

    Leeds17 · 06/05/2016 at 06:10

    If I didn't already have PODs in Duncan, Shiel and TMitchell I'd be very interested at that price

jimmy · 05/05/2016 at 20:05

i only have $512,600 for a defender which means i'm short on Shaw, Simpson, Mcveigh, so who is my next best option to get Boyd, Enright, Docherty, Pittard

already have houli and laird

    Northernsoul74 · 05/05/2016 at 20:25

    I'd wait a week or two and get who you really want when you can afford them. McVeigh will likely drop in price after his third game.

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:12

    Boyd is a nice POD, and with JJ, Suckling & Murphy out of the WBD defence for a while, Boyd should get plenty of the ball.

Don't Bush Babbie' · 05/05/2016 at 20:08

B.Smith,D.Rich & J.Bartel – Who do I bring in and are they in the best 8 for keepers ?

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:24

    I don't think they will be, Bartel is a possibility but need to see more.

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:09

    None are top 8, Smith could score well with Laird out

      Don't Bush Babbie' · 05/05/2016 at 21:23

      Who are the Top 8 Backs :
      Shaw,Rance,Gibson,Simpson,Boyd,Burgoyne,McVeigh,Bartel – there my picks ?

johnno2908 · 05/05/2016 at 20:12

Thoughts? I have changed my mind 1000 times this week. 26 trades and $83300 in the bank, ranked 122 overall.

My team at the moment:
DEF: Shaw, Laird, Rich, Weitering, DBJ, AMT (Brown, Ruggles)
MID: Danger, Parker, Ablett, Pendelbury, Sloane, Priddis, Libba, Mills (Menadue, Davis, Dunkley)
RUCK: Gawn, NicNat (Grimley)
FWD: Hall, Barlow, Greene, Wells, Adams, Kerridge (Kennedy, Wyatt)

At the moment, I have gone Weitering to Dusty and Menadue to JSmith. Leaves me with $35100 in the bank.
Then next week go AMT to McVeigh and Kennedy to Petracca which will hopefully be doable.
This round means I have to loophole Ruggles and Brown in defense and hope for a 70+ to cover Laird for this round.

Any better options?

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:25

    Could keep menadue instead of davis?

    They seem like wise trades either way to me.

      johnno2908 · 05/05/2016 at 20:51

      I initially went Davis, but pretty certain I would be 5-10k short of the McVeigh trade next week which is why I did it with Menadue. Ideally I would go davis you are right.

        Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 20:53

        Menadue might make the extra 5-10k this week?

          johnno2908 · 05/05/2016 at 21:04

          He will, but it's Kennedy and AMT I am trading next so unfortunately not much choice. If I go Davis to Smith I will have $600 in the kitty, and will require roughly $625k next week to do the McVeigh and petracca trades. Kennedy and AMT will be roughly $600k combined

Wayno76 · 05/05/2016 at 20:27

I have some cash in the bank(450,000) but waiting till next week to trade I was thinking
Weitering and Papley – out
Pettraca – in
and Upgrade to a fallen premo mid
Either Priddis or Ablett
any thoughts on any better upgrade options ?
I Currently have :
Parker Danger Mitchell Barlow (wich I'll swing into forward during trade) Libba Wright(Carlton) Kerridge Mills (gore smith clarke)

    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 20:31

    Nope sounds and looks good!

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:07

    Ablett in would be a good move

      Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:10

      Nah not on a 148 BE.

        Wayno76 · 05/05/2016 at 21:21

        I m doing these trades next week so Abletts be could change I was hoping he doesn't get 148 and drops well below 600000 and would be cheap for Gazza

          Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:33

          Yep sounds good.

Steve · 05/05/2016 at 20:42

who should i play on the field out of:

in the midfield: Oliver, Hewett, Petracca, J.Smith?

in defence: Harltey or Ruggles?

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:05

    Definitely Hartley in defence.

    Oliver or Smith in the mids

      Jess_coach · 05/05/2016 at 23:51

      Hartley and Oliver

Alphie · 05/05/2016 at 21:03

2 options for trading community

Option 1:Davis to Josh smith, Menadue to Martin
Option 2: Davis to Smith, Parish to Murphy (200k left for following week)

I am meaning towards the second option although the problem is I will have Simpson, Cripps, Kerridge and Murphy…. Thoughts community?

    One Touch Wonder · 05/05/2016 at 21:08

    Murphy is not a keeper, or even close to top 10 midfielders. You will need an extra trade to upgrade him later to an ultra premo.

      Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:19

      I think people are looking at Murphy for an M8 type position for cheap, not going to be a top midfielder but should score well over his current price.

      I wouldn't get him though either.

Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:03

Who should start on the field in the forward-line?

Need to select 2 of –
Mitch McGovern
Petracca or BenKen

Also who should be emergency?

Thoughts appreciated

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:17

    I'd probably go both the Melbourne fellas vs GCS.

    Emergency McCarthy.

      Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:29

      Can only go Petracca or Kennedy, not both, I can swing either into the forward-line for the other

        Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:39


        Not sure about Brown vs Sydney at the SCG.

        Not sure about McGovern vs Doggies at Etihad.

        I'd have to say McCarthy and I reckon Petracca in his second game.

        Trac got 16 touches and 5 tackles last week (Kennedy 18 touches 2 tackles)

Troy · 05/05/2016 at 21:14

The question of my week is to double down or 1 down and 1 up?

Davis to J.Smith & Menadue to Cox (Wooried about job security)


M.Crouch to J.Smith & Weithering to Simpson

Your thoughts are appreciated

    Southern S · 05/05/2016 at 21:15

    2 because if both Cox and Smith lose their jobs you're in a bit of trouble.

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:26

    Smith & Simpson in.

    Cox will be around 2-3 more weeks at best, until Cloke shows he needs Collingwood.

billy · 05/05/2016 at 21:17

i know this question has been asked a few times but who is a better pick




    Jonathan Camac · 05/05/2016 at 21:24

    I like Simpson.

    Matt · 05/05/2016 at 21:25

    Boyd will probably play that rebounding role for the next few weeks, however he is ageing a bit so he might slow down towards the end of the year.

    Wayno76 · 05/05/2016 at 21:26

    Flip a coin they both have plenty of games under their belt and similar price … I went Boyd as I was just short on Simpson

    Hawks · 05/05/2016 at 21:27

    Simpson, more reliable, and will average slightly more.

    Phil · 05/05/2016 at 21:28


      Jess_coach · 05/05/2016 at 23:55

      Whoever suits your byes more, which is probobly Simpson

Trenna · 05/05/2016 at 21:59

Who should I start (out of these rookies) in each respective line:
Defense: N/A
Midfield: Mills, smith (pick one)
Ruck: N/A
Forward: Kerridge, papley, mccarthy, menadue, kennedy (pick three)


    One Touch Wonder · 05/05/2016 at 22:06

    Papley, Kerridge, Kennedy

Billiox · 05/05/2016 at 22:09

Hi Guys, as per yesterday post, I still think i will buck the trend.Out Laird,I know everybody is hold. My skinny theory is ,I have Rance & Collins on D bench,leaving a donut. Feet can b dodgy 3 weeks could b 2 could b 5. Laird BE 111 when back and mostly i am in unchartered waters being less than 200pt off top spot. My thought is Laird,Bken out. Smith,Rocky in with 200k banked. Mad?

    Derek · 05/05/2016 at 22:39

    i can see your point, but most people have Laird and most will be holding him.

    Have a look at the Crows draw, they have a few tough games (Laird will miss) then it is a run of easy games when he should be back. You don't want to miss out of those games and juice points.

    You need to play a good game, and that means holding your premiums when short term injured. If you play a good game, have a bit of luck, your rank will look after itself. Don't try and chace your rank. It is a long way to go, you have started brilliantly, all you need to do is coast along, 1 out 1 back and make sure you still have plenty of trades when the whips are cracking.

    what does your whole team look like?

      Billiox · 05/05/2016 at 23:21

      Cheers Derek, good advice. I just thinking maybe Laird out is reverse POD. As u say most hold. Team is, .At mo
      Shaw.. Laird..Rance..Mski Adams DBJ, Ess things
      Danger..Hanners..Gaz. (will go big this week)..Sdog..Libba..Parker..same same
      Rucks all good
      Hall..Wells..Buddy..Z…De Go..Ess stuff.

      I just thinking go hard or go home theory.

        Billiox · 05/05/2016 at 23:24

        My blue only One Ess thing in D other is Collins WB

          HOLLA · 05/05/2016 at 23:59


            Billiox · 06/05/2016 at 00:28

            wait ? did i do some online typo booboo, Holla? Sorry if did. Not post normally, in anythng

Ron · 05/05/2016 at 22:17

Need some advice this week on trades. I have R Gray still sitting on the bench. 132k left, 26 Trades.
Def: Shaw, Rich, Seedsman, Weitering, D Byrne-Jones, Tippa, Brown, Dea
Mid: Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Barlow, Hannebury, Libba, Mills, Hewett, R Gray, Davis, Oliver
Ruc: Gawn, Natanui, Grimley
Fwd: D Martin, A Hall, Wells, Kerridge, McCarthy, Adams, Kennedy, Menadue

Thinking Dea – Smith
Should I go Grimley – Cox?
Is anyone holding Weitering? should i upgrade or double down?

Use 1 or 2 trades

    Jess_coach · 06/05/2016 at 00:01

    Im holding Weitering, mostly because he isnt losing cash and Dea must go first. But might even hold Weitering for a while yet. He should rise in cash again at some point. Moreover, his average was around 85 before last week, which is just short of premo scoring.

    Derek · 06/05/2016 at 09:24

    grimley to Cox is a waste

Clem · 05/05/2016 at 22:24

a lot of omitted and injured rookies, what are we all doing

    Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 13:59

    Trading them?

Damian Durran · 05/05/2016 at 22:33

isn't the Perfect 9 on the Supercoach app?

    BarronVonCrow · 06/05/2016 at 07:45

    I don't think so, DD.

HOLLA · 05/05/2016 at 23:36

Weitering for Dusty
Davis for j.smith

Next week menapoo for petracca
Then no trading if not completely necessary for a few weeks. Have adams and laird on the bench (1 mill buks)
Not really going to plan. Maybe went 4 too many PODS this year (lol). Only 22 trades left and ranked 38500. Feeling sick to the cock. But will CHEF ON! As a chef does.

uDonkey · 05/05/2016 at 23:53

Looking at trading AMT and Weitering for JSmith and a Premo defender or a forward, really not sure who to get. or should i just get JSmith and bring back Rocky which i am not keen on, or M Murphy for AMT and BenKen/Kerridge.

Here's what my team looks like and currently have 26 trades.

Shaw, Simpson, Rich, Adams, Brown, Ruggles (Laird, Weitering)
Dangerfield, Hannebery, Ward, Liberatore, Wells, Mills, Kerridge, BenKen (Menadue, R Gray, Davis)
NicNat, Martin (Grimley)
Hall, Barlow, Wingard, Higgins, AMT, Paps (Roili, Cox)

    Juzzy · 06/05/2016 at 00:39

    Wow. I just had a look at your team and that's an interesting decision you have with Laird out for a while.
    May I suggest a BenKen down to Smith and Weitering up to a premo/solid defender.
    If Ruggles gets dropped next week you could be in strife.
    The AMT Brown swingset may come in handy when you trade them out. i.e. pick a def or forward to trade in for either.
    Good luck.

      uDonkey · 06/05/2016 at 19:18

      Glad Ruggles is named this week at least won't have donuts in defense. Might hold on to Weitering this as he wont be bleeding any cash this week.

      Culling AMT for JSmith and still deciding on whether i should put Kerridge or BenKen in the slaughter house and pick up either Murphy or Dalhaus or Zorko.

      Next week looking at bringing McVeigh or wait a bit longer for Rance for Weitering and Brown or Paps.

    Derek · 06/05/2016 at 09:18

    I like your team, especially your defence when Laird comes back you can leave Adams at D6 for a bit and worry about your final premo defender later, unless you pick up McVeight in the next couple of weeks. If you are thinking Rance wait a bit and see if his price comes down, but Adams is a solid D6.

    i think Weitering has done his job for you and should be moved on. as a bit of back up, i would trade Weitering to JSmith (via AMT and menadue) this will swing AMT to your defence as cover until Laird is back.

    the rest can wait for the cash cows to fatten.

    who is on your wishlist for premos, and PODs?

      uDonkey · 06/05/2016 at 18:43

      Thanks Derek I was hoping to pick up McVeigh this week and keep Weitering as D6 and Adams at F6 unfortunately Laird and Weitering got injured.
      Wish list;)
      Def: Rance, McVeigh, Houli and Yeo
      Mid: JPK, Pendlebury, Sellwood, Parker and Murphhy
      Ruck: Goldstein
      Fwd: Martin, Dalhaus, Zorko, and Waite

Hazey · 05/05/2016 at 23:53

I've got a sneaky feeling that Goldstein may be rested on Sunday. … He's been playing sore the last couple of weeks and Majak's been brought into the squad.

    Billiox · 06/05/2016 at 00:30

    Yes, think same Hazey

    Brett · 06/05/2016 at 00:31

    Scares me moving fwd and coverage wise !

    Food for thought, i have reed for geelong as dp player , potentially could any of the fwd/rucks be a legitimate f6 keeper …

    hickey /Tippett of lycett averaging around the 85/90 mark

    Or are we sacrificing too many points for the sake of security ?

    People are tempted to bring in cox ? Thinking weitering via multiple DPP to one of the above hmm

      Billiox · 06/05/2016 at 00:47

      Assume u have Max or,Nic with Goldy. Think your theory sound, pending on all your machinations. Byes,League etc. I started with cox but i would not bring in. Seen Hickey live. bar issues 90avg poss. ok F6/R3 swing. Nice.

    Juzzy · 06/05/2016 at 00:47

    Maybe he is scared of Hickey …
    No ruckman has scored a ton against Hickey this year.

    Juzzy · 06/05/2016 at 01:03

    Sorry Brett, didn't mean you were scared of Hickey …. Goldstein maybe … joke.

    I don't think they will rest Goldy this week. If they do I will take the doughnut. I don't think wasting a trade at this time of the season is worth 70 odd points and getting stuck with someone you really don't want in your team.

    Derek · 06/05/2016 at 08:56

    he won't be rested

Marvin · 06/05/2016 at 08:19

Dea to josh smith done. I've currently gone menadue to murphy with the second. But I'm re thinking that second one. Got shaw,Simpson, danger, Parker, selwood on the to get list but don't have the cash to get any of them so went with Murphy . Current midfield includes gaz, sloane, priddis, shiel, cripps, libba and whichever dual fwd I play there.

is it worth bringing in Murphy at his price if he won't be in the top 8 mids or do we think he will? Looking at the list of mids I need to get in I can't see room for Murphy.

The second option is double downgrade to bring in petracca and free up cash for next weeks. Appreciate any thoughts

    Powerage · 06/05/2016 at 08:51

    I would get petracca in mate and cash up for a better midfield choice.

    Derek · 06/05/2016 at 08:58

    if you bring Murphy in now, you will need to use another trade later to take him out later and get an ultra premo. If you think it is a good use of trade. or he could do really well, he has the potential

Powerage · 06/05/2016 at 08:49

Does anyone NOT have Parker?

    Tommy · 06/05/2016 at 16:32

    I do not have him, didnt expect him to have this big of an impact

Derek · 06/05/2016 at 09:06

I didn't start with him as i didn't think he was top 8. he has surprised me this year and keeps getting the scores even though he doesn't get massive disposal numbers.

I brought JPK in last week instead of Parker as i think Parker is now fully priced and JPK was $60k cheaper than his starting price and only in 3% of teams. I don't think there will be much difference between the two. I really like JPK's consistency and durability only 12 scores under 90 in his last 106 games. He has only missed 2 games in the past 5 years.

    Powerage · 06/05/2016 at 09:16

    Yeah I was also thinking JPK as a good POD like your thinking Derek !

    Powerage · 06/05/2016 at 10:46

    He hasn't really scored big though?

      Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 13:58

      This could be a problem………..Parker needed to be locked in last round or the round before, can't ignore him forever or it could bite us. Parker no.1, Danger no.2 both required I reckon.

@Matr1x23 · 06/05/2016 at 09:32

With 23 trades do you think I should hold? I do have Dea and whatnot but I'm starting to think I'm burning through to many?

    Cam_H · 06/05/2016 at 10:56


    I'm in the same boat with 23, which is fewer than I would have hoped at the start of the season to have now. I'm taking the view that I've effectively only got 13 trades, as I'll be going through four-to-six in injury corrections, and four-to-six are reserved for finals. That means I've got something like one more downgrade (Petracca next week in likelihood) and six more fence-paints – which I am planning to do during the byes. I'm not saying I'm right, but this is my thinking. Best of luck!

Ron · 06/05/2016 at 09:56

Trading Dea-Smith

Should I use a second trade?
With Weitering should I go for a premo or hold him on the bench?
Also, have R Gray sitting on the bench, do i keep him also?

    Kev · 06/05/2016 at 10:06

    I'd trade Weitering. He won't be making you cash for 2-3 weeks, and when he returns he'll have that 20 score in his rolling average for his next two games.

Jason · 06/05/2016 at 10:17

Mason cox or the new debutaunt Ben Crocker cheers boys

    Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 14:11

    Crocker is a freshly drafted player last year – high risk, low job security I reckon.

LHMORWOOD · 06/05/2016 at 10:18

what good rookie should I trade Dea out for ??

    Mac · 06/05/2016 at 10:23


      LHMORWOOD · 06/05/2016 at 10:26

      don't have a DDP in my backline which plays in the midfield

        Derek · 06/05/2016 at 10:34

        you need a DPP in either your forward line or midfield line. then you swing them DURING the trade.

Jason · 06/05/2016 at 10:37

Is Kaidan Brand any good, considering him on field over ruggles???

    Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 13:56

    Not sure how good he is, but he's a tall KPP so not sure I'd play him on field ahead of ruggles.

Ron · 06/05/2016 at 11:37

Trading Dea-Smith

    Southern S · 06/05/2016 at 14:09


      Andrew · 06/05/2016 at 14:27

      How do you trade Dea for Smith?

Powerage · 06/05/2016 at 14:28

Trade Menadue or Tippa ?

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