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PatchCoachKingsLogoIt’s the house of our democracy. Inside is a copy of the Magna Carta – the foundation document for our current political system.

Yet the place has blocked SuperCoach on the public WiFi.

Too bloody right. I spent six bloody hours in budget lockup, and when I got out I was suffering serious withdrawals.

It’s been years since I went more than six hours without SuperCoach, and I was feeling it. Flick open the app – nope. Blocked.


Malcolm, I know you’ve been following Jock for years, that you look up to him as a leader of men. You told me so yourself when you called me a few weeks ago asking what to do with Matt Suckling. But you’ve got the power to stop this madness, this suppression of freedom.

The nanny state has gone too far.

But enough of this – let’s dig into what we can control – namely, our teams.



We dodged a bullet this week. Scott Pendlebury, Tom Liberatore, Todd Goldstein, Sam Kerridge and Marcus Adams were all rumoured to be injured or sore – although Adams was a case of confusion between him and his Collingwood counterpart.

Thankfully, all these men have been named to take to the field this week, and we can sigh in relief. There are still rumours they may be late outs – for Goldstein and Kerridge in particular – but I think we’re safe. I hope.

The big news of course is Rory Laird, who has broken his toe and looks to be out for two, likely three weeks. Hold him, but damn that’s annoying.

Late outs from last week Elliot Yeo and Patrick Cripps are slated to return, and Caleb Daniel has been named. Also – finally – we get a gander at Brad Crouch, who has come into the Adelaide outfit at the expense of Higgo’s man from a few weeks ago Jarryd Lyons.

We have a few debutants this week, with Kaidan Brand coming in for the Hawks, Ben Crocker a confirmed starter for the Pies and pre-season wunderkind Darcy MacPherson finally entering the Gold Coast line-up.

On top of this, Tom Ruggles is back to much rugs for those who started him.

On the flipside, Darcy Tucker, Ryan Davis and Sam Grimely have all left their respective sides, and Jacob Weitering will miss with a shoulder injury. He’s gotta go, as his breakeven indicates he’ll lose price when he’s back next week or the week after.

Taylor Adams is still injured, Trent Cotchin has fractured a cheekbone and will miss two weeks and Kane Lambert has badly knocked his ribs up and will miss an extended period.

And of course, Collingwood’s best player and future Brownlow medallist Jesse White is back, giving much needed comedic relief to everyone who doesn’t go for Collingwood. You watch him lose the Pies the game. You just watch.

Oh it’ll be glorious.


She’ll be a short one this week community as I’m running on no sleep. But I’m having a gander at the backline because that’s where my upgrades are this week. I’m bringing in Heath Shaw and Matthew Boyd along the backline, simply because all our alternate plans for the year have fallen through.

The mid-brand of 400k players I put so much faith in has failed. Johanissen was crippled by injury, as was Murphy. Suckling is down, Hurn has given me a Burn, McGovern and Yeo haven’t inspired success, Rich has been inconsistent but the closest we’ve got to a good 400k selection.

The stalwarts of defence from years gone by are getting the job done, and I think we need to prioritise getting these gangly old bastards into our sides in the backline.

Also worth noting Dustin Martin and Michael Barlow are both 500k in the forward line, and I think we’ll need both the pricks by the end of the year and this is the cheapest we’ll get them both for some time.

Yes, that does mean we need to suck up our pride for those of us that traded Barlow out. However, I refuse to feel guilt for that trade. If Fyfe hadn’t gone down, Barlow would still be scoring putrid 50s and 60s in the forward line. I feel no shame for that.

Or at least I keep telling myself that.

Both Trading Places and that captain segment are being given a spell this week as parts of my brain swing between states of general soreness and complete and utter agony.

The captaincy corner is possibly out for good, considering my complete and utter inability to pick a captain who can ton up, which for the record are Goldstein (49), Fyfe (53), Gawn (105), Fyfe (115), Dangerfield (77) and my exception that proves the rule in round one Dangerfield (155).

I’m picking Luke Parker as captain this week – so you’ve all been warned.

And on that bombshell, farewell community. Stick up for each other in the comments – I’ll be back refreshed and revitalised next week – and get on down to a CoachKings venue. We’ve got the damn things coming out of the wazoo now!


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Average Joe

Love your work Patch, keep it up mate!


How many upgrades does everyone have left to make?


After next week 5 …hopefully


7 after this week


5 if you count Libba and Wells as premos.


5 after this round in a perfect world, probably more like 7-8.




Goldy won't be rested…surely. where are these rumors coming from?


SEN was rolling with it yesterday mate – they've also bout Daw into the extended lineup. Reckon he's a 23% chance of late out


I hope so would suit my future trades better him missing one week (non Goldstein owner)


If he is I'm putting up my first donut of the year with Grimley also missing. Could really have used the 15 points he would have provided as Emergency.


Que the 14 point loss


Thanks mate, we don't get any rumours in old Sydney town

Better Luck Nxt Yr

You can always listen to SEN by jumping on their website and listening live.


My last trade on Saturday arvo of Round 1 (during the Essendon game when I realised their BACK rookies weren't so good) was Barlow out for Laird to beef up my backline. Right up until last week I thought it was a genius (with a bit of luck) move, but right now id prefer Barlow……How quickly this game can change.


Last 'free' trade I should add


Great work patch. If Goldy is a late out I'll be munching on a jam filled bastard not touching Cox!!


Great work patch. Love your work.


Currently 23 trades left.

Was looking at 'painting the fence' this week with going 1 upgrade, 1 downgrade in terms of trades:

Dea – J.Smith (via DPP)
Weitering – Simpson

These moves will mean I'll lose my MID/FWD swing since I'll have to move Menadue from my Mids into my Fwds, but it may be ok for one week since Petracca will be on the bubble next week, and hence I could quickly re-establish that MID/FWD swing bringing him in.

Go for it, or re-assess my moves community?

Cheers 🙂


Looks good to me.


i am doing almost the exact same trading this week, so i say it sounds good

Southern S

Popular trades, but popular for a reason. Hard to go wrong there unless Smith is dumped next week, but who else you going to downgrade to anyway? Lock it in.


Petracca or Hartley on field ?


bring in joel selwood or luke parker this week?
if things go my way, can probably bring in the other next week


The ball spills loose, Parrrrker *orgasm*


Parker against Essendon. Will probably tear them a new one.


Totally agree with you on Barlow Patch. If Fyfe was still running through there he'd still be flopping around in the fwd line bleeding cash everywhere. Mundy playing a sweeping half back role now too it would seem.

Onto my dilemma for the week. Do I get Buddy in this week and watch him impale the bombers or add M.Boyd to my backline?


Southern S

Buddy, Simmo or Docherty.

yer man

premo in defence this week who do i look at
i already have heater


Go with Simpson mate. Always gives you 85-120 and plays 22 games each year. Very reliable

Southern S

Agreed lock simmo


Consider Boyd as well, also a good option.


Great work as always Patch.

Thoughts on potential options for me this week?

Got Laird, Rance and Weitering down back so feeling like Weits has to go…but also have Dea and Menapause that need to be chopped as well.

My thinking there's three options:

1. Weits and Dea out for Cox and Smith (cash generation)
2. Dea and Menapause out for Cox and Smith (minimise cash loss but Weits on field)
3. Weits and Dea out for Smith and Toby Greene (miss out on the big Cox, but get Greene's scoring potential – he's looking top 6-10 FWD at this stage of the year…)


Southern S



1 or 3 mate.

Don't take a donut on Weitering.

Menadue won't leak (much) cash with a break even of 41. He could even score a sneaky 80 and start moving up towards $300,000 Mitch Brown style.


Tom Campbell worth jumping onto as a 6th FWD or potentially ruck emergency by season end?



Southern S



Matthew Boyd or Kade Simpson. Doing my head in. On one hand the capability of producing large 120 plus scores on the other consistency and reliability. Help community!


Simpson. When JJ and Suckling return later in the year, Boyd's output will drop. Premos are for a season, not just for Christmas : )

Southern S

Agreed, plus Simpson has the durability of the terminator.


Yeah leaning towards Simpson. Although heavily considering scrapping my plan of Weit and Davis to Simmo and Smith, with rumors circulating that Goldy will be out. May double down and go Smith and Cox instead. Its a harsh game :/


Hey guys,

I'm a little stuffed too and there's only one place to turn to and that's my beloved community. So I've got 23 trades left and $361,600 in the war-chest. What to do next guys?!? It's doing my head in.

Defence: Shaw, LAIRD, Adams, WEITERING, Dea, Byrne-Jones (Hartley, Byrne)

Midfield: Dangerfield, Hannebery, Parker, Cripps, Rockliff, Mills, GRAY (Kennedy, Menadue, Davis)

Rucks: Gawn, Nic Nat

Forwards: Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, McDonald-Tip, Papley (Brown, Cox)

I think I've got all the right rookies but these injuries are just killing me now. Gray, Weitering, Laird. I don't know what area to focus on. Any help would be appreciated community!


Get rid of Weitering. His BE is above his average. Hold the other two. You seem to have reasonable bench cover.


In a similar position mate. Your backline is left very vulnerable this week. I would be inclined to go Weitering straight over to a Simpson/Boyd/Docherty type premo to bolster your defense. You could then drop one of Mcdonald-Tip/Menadue/Davis to J.Smith who is looking to be a very nice cash generating rookie with reasonable JS. Or you could hold off and just go the 1 trade if Smiths JS is too much of a worry for you.


Do I trade Weitering or Tippa to Shaw? I currently have gone Weitering, but he isn't losing cash anytime soon.

Also, Clayton Oliver or Josh Smith on field?

Southern S

Weits is also not playing, trade him. if you keep him then get hit with more injuries this round you're stuffed


Oliver… 10 clearance minimum


Weitering and dea to Smith and Cox or
Weitering and dea to Smith and Simpson.



Jonathan Camac

Dusty or Barlow? Thoughts community?

Southern S

If you want Barlow then now is the time to get him at 33 BE.

Jonathan Camac

Cheers mate, yeah I'm leaning towards him at the moment. Especially with the big names out in Freo.


Anyone who still has Stain Gray in their underpants (team) he won't be playing sunday according to Hinkley him and big Dougal out.


I saw Howard won't be playing

Who will ruck

Southern S

Guess they think that Dixon and Westoff can go with martin?

Could have problems against Brisbane I reckon with Rocky, Beams and Zorko around…………………


Trengove back with a chopout from dixon/westhoff


So this may be controversial but I I'm looking to offload Shiel or Cripps this week to bring in Parker. I don't have a warchest saved up and punting dea and tippa leaves me a bit short for a rookie and a gun. Yes shiela and cripps ave around 100 but both haven't gone to the next level like I thought they would when I picked them at the start of the year. I can't see it in happening anytime soon either meaning they are premos but no where near being in the final top 10 mids or warrantted being in my final team. So they have to go eventually.

So dea and Shiela/Cripps out josh smith and Parker in. Probably only lose 30 points playing smith over sheil yet gain 400 with Parker as captain this week on dea-Parker. Then have cash spare for Heath Shaw next week and can focus on bringing in ultra premos selwood, danger, hanners, ward etc al.

Ill admit I got it wrong with Shiel and Cripps.

Thoughts? Comments?

Southern S

It's a tough call I'd probably get rid of Cripps although he has huge potential, doesn't seem to be living up to it this year and already missed a game so might not be 100%.

Shiel got 34 touches and scored well last week so hold him for sure.

Southern S

That saying I'm not sure trading either of these guys is a good idea, but it is for the top player in the league so far…………sometimes gotta break the SC rules I guess.


Thanks for the comments champ. Rules getting broken

Benjamima Puddleduck

I wouldn't trade either of them. surely you have better trades to make than chasing a handful of points.
What happens when Cripps and Shiel bang out a 130 ave over the next 5 games while Parker backs off to a 100 for the next 5 games, or gets injured.

I think both those guys have the capacity to push much further and i think they will.

Hold on that trade.


I hope you didn't!! Ridiculous trading!!


I sure did. Got rid of cripps but wish I got rid of shiel. Yeah I lost 40 points this weekend but il easily make those back up over the course of the season. Bottom line is cripps and shiel won't be in the top ten mids so need to go sooner rather than later. I stand by my decision


What are people's thoughts on a double down grade this week getting both Smith and Cox in.


Depends on how many trades you have.


Depends on whether you want to double upgrade next week or get in Petracca or others. Trouble with double down grade this week is that you really want to be upgrading the next week. I've chosen to pant the fence and miss out on Smith (need Cox for loophole and ruck coverage) and next week paint the fence again to get Petracca in. Only time will tell if it's the right decision.


Ablett in doubt? Saw a HS headline on my FB feed….


Had a fitness test this morning away from the main group but then rejoined the group. I think he'll be ok.


He is right and expect him to get 130+ after criticism he has copped this week


Tippa and Dea for Smith and Boyd? Leaves me 23 trades?


Go for it mate.


Really stuck guys with these 2 trade options:

Out Weitering & In Barlow or Martin (FWDs) or K. Simpson (BACK)
Out M. Crouch & In Selwood (Mids)

Really interested in anyone’s opinion on what to do with M. Crouch…


martin I think best value especially with cotchin out


Weitering to Martin for mine

Nervous Coach

Marvelous work Patch. Absolute gold. Look forward to seeing 'future Brownlow medalist' Jesse White do stuff all again for the Pies tomorrow. Would love your (and the Community's thoughts) on which of the following trades I should do this week.

1) Dea to Ruggles and Weitering to Simpson, Boyd or Pittard (as a POD)
2) Weitering or Dea to Ruggles and Zac Smith to S Jacobs
3) Weitering to Z Williams (GWS)


I wouldn't bother bringing Ruggles in. You've missed the boat. I don't think he'll make that much more.

Nervous Coach

Thanks Wattsieesq. I am concerned about Ruggles JS. I could trade Dea to Smith (Coll) via DPP and Weitering to Simpson/Boyd or Pittard. Thoughts?


I really like those moves

Southern S

I want what you're on.


Dea + AMT – > Ward and J.Smith
24 trades left after ^
Holding Laird, Weitering (for now) and Gray.
Ranked 52XX

Good moves?

Also for those in cash leagues, do you focus on rank at all?


Similar to me. Dea and Davis to J Smith and Callan Ward via some DPP action. Upgrading midfield first then will worry about defence and forward in a few weeks. I know the players I want so will wait for them to be at a decent price


Like the moves.

I play a cash league, and still focus on total rank. I figure if I can maximize my score my ranking will be better, and I will have more league wins. I only look at league match-ups during the bye rounds, and in the finals.

Don't Bush Babbie'

Considering putting the VC on Dusty tonight , thoughts anyone ?


I will be I only have him or gibson available for loop hole


No way! Can't see him having a big enough game. Even more attention with no cotchin. Possible 120 would be max he would get and I doubt many would settle for 120 for double points on a VC.

Plus Friday nights this year have been major let downs for VC's.

Surely the smart move is danger VC and then Parker or hannabery capt! Possibly even Franklin as a POD


Fair call. Tigers have a good record against the Hawks, if that did continue Martin would need to be a big part of it.


Damn I thought I was the only one


Out of the 2 who would be a better play in the back line on the field….AMT or M. Brown?




finally made a decision this week dropped from 46th overall to 78th and have some injuries, I really wanted to bring rocky in this week at a bargain price but injuries to laird,weitering stopped that! I'm taking dusty via dpp with adams who I had fwd and trade weits out, to me dusty at 500k has a lot more scoring potential than some of the premo back who will avg between 90-100k for the same price, hoping rocky doesn't go up to much this week and touch wood no injuries he will be my next target!


I hope you didn't! Bloody Rocky, he just cant stay on the park


Gday mate,

Nah thankfully i didn't i tossed it up all week between rocky and martin, the saving grace was the chance to put the vc on martin friday night as this would of been my only loophole option this week due times of games and rookies! Jumped up to 38th so definately made the right call


Community! Need your help need to upgrade from weitering! Although Simpson is the logical choice for most of you punters, he doesn't suit my bye structure at all, Daniel rich does! Should I bring Simpson in despite it possibly ruining my bye round, or should I get rich so I have N even spread, rich may be a decent POD aswell!

The Weapon

I've got Rich and its certainly been a bumpy ride so far, I wouldnt worry too much about bye structure so much and just go simpson


Any chance that Parker could be tagged by Crowley?


Yes, some chance. Real question is if Crowley can stop Parker, I think the answer is NO.

Benjamima Puddleduck

Crowley is a has been.
I actually thought he might be alright this year.


What are thoughts on bringing in Tippett in regards to having ruck cover?


Expensive ruck cover, rather bring in Cox.


But what if cox doesn't play?


Buddy as VC for anyone else???


like it, dont have him, but if I did vc against Ess makes sense

Shake n bake

He's my capt if danger spuds it.


I am tossing up between Boyd, Pittard and Docherty for my defensive upgrade. Pittard's numbers stack up pretty well from the first six rounds (25.5 disposals, 2:1 kick to handball ratio and 4 inside 50s per game). He has played some decent opposition too (Adelaide, GWS, Geelong). Just not sure on Docherty (already have Simpson) and surely Boyd will be rested at some stage and role may change when JJ and Suckling come back. Thoughts?


I think Boyd. JJ will be another 7-8 weeks away from returning, and Sucklings return wont impact Boyd's role that much.

Flaccid Jaff

Would love to have 4 trades this week. Need to get shaw and dusty in asap, but should I prioritize smith and cox this week and keays and petracca next week? Have lots of plump cows to cull. Are 4 rookie options like these rare enough that we should take all 4 and not risk getting stuck down the track with no good downgrade options?


Thanks Patch. I'm panicking!

What the hell do I do this week?
I am getting shaw in come hell or high water.
Def: Laird, Weita
Mids: Gray, davis, parish and Dunkley

So eat a donut in the mids unless I trade again
A 1. Gray to Shaw via DPP
2. Dea to Smith via DPP
Q. how long is gray out for? Do I trade?

B. 1. Parish to Smith. (made $200k off parish probably still more cash to make? Do I cull early?)
2. Dea to Shaw
Keep Gray in mids.

C.1. Dea to Shaw
2. Weita to Smith
Problem eat a donut in mids for the week.

Do nothing – mmn donuts – don’t get shaw or smith, keep gray loose money on Dea, Weita and laird injured.

Tell you what I am looking to forward to having my whole team on the park one day.
With my luck at the moment could fall into a barrel of nipples and come out sucking my thumb!


Leaning towards B unless someone has any update on Gray?

Thanks lads


I have the same 4 mids out and I am doing your option B. Will take the punt that not much money left in Parish and I can deal with Weitering next week as he won't lose money this week. Can't handle the doughnuts & falling too far behind.


Hey Community one big question for my team who do I down grade to Josh Smith
1. Menadue
2. Davis
3.Ben Kennedy?

Southern S

Davis as he's not playing, and may not come back anytime soon if Darcy MacPherson performs.


Good point but if he's not playing he won't be losing any cash though so wouldn't it be smarter to get rid of either menadue or Kennedy?

Southern S

They won't lose cash with their low BE's, plus they have the opportunity to increase their output and profit more, unlike someone not named.

It makes zero sense to trade out the other two over Davis, he may never come back for all we know.




Seeing as there are 6 games on Saturday starting at 1-45, 2-10, 4-35, 5-10, 7-40 and 8-10 will the lockout drop off once these games start?

Or because the games overlap each other will the lock stay in place?

Thinking of using the loophole on either the Geelong or Sydney game but need to take the captaincy off Laird if they fail.


each game locks out when it starts.


thanks for the answers guys 🙂


I need help in which trade(s) to make. 25 trades remaining and 13k

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

Thinking of either going Dea to Smith and banking the coin or Dea and Tippa to Smith and Boyd.


Sam Gray omitted

Southern S

Well it should have no impact as Sam Gray should've been dumped by coaches weeks ago!

I N Pieman

Right if Goldy gets pulled before the match I'm going to have to point the finger at Big Carl. He's stirred up the gods for that trade last week


Afl site reporting Daws elevation just a reward for his good form. No mention of Goldy being a doubt.


Daw was elevated at the start of the season I think. Hoping Goldy is good to go, and Majak is just back up.


Should I play BenKen, Papsmear or McCarthy on field?

Also here are my trades:
Dea –> Simpson
Davis –> J. Smith
25 trades left. 355K in the bank.


Southern S

Looks fine. I'd play Ben Ken but hey both other guys could score more.

I could also tell you what topping to have on your next pizza.

You Silly



Have 22 trades left and could go weitering to heater and davis to smith. This would leave me with 20 trades and 5-8 players left till full premo depending on wells, wines, libba and b smith performances. Starting to get worried on my low trades and may need to do 1 down 1 up next week to get Martin.

Southern S

Do it, Weitering is gone and Davis has been dumped, plus he was useless.


after a week of termoil i have finally narrowed down my 1000 trade options down to 3

Weitering + Dea = Shaw + Simpson – this trade makes my DEF stronger with laird benched

Dea + Davis = Simpson/Boyd + Rockliff/Mmurphy – all mids who will avg 100+ for rest of season and parish on bench = handy downgrade option in a couple weeks to gain an easy 250k

Dea + Tipungwuti = Shaw + Dusty or Barlow (traded early in the season) or Buddy – can strengthen Both DEF & FWD by getting The best DEF and a FWD Premo

out of the three option i like number 2 as it means i wont have to play hewett as bench cover for Parish this week and wont have to worry about fielding any rookies and long term the downgrade of parish will be big to get some premos in later

Would love some thoughts Community


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)


I like 3rd option. Getting good solid proven ins.
Dont like 1 because Weitering can be held no cash lose.
Dont like 2 because i wanna give rocky 1 more week before thinking about him and murphy not a fan. Simpson/boyd okay but shaw better.

Southern S

1 for me.

Boltons Blues

im to stubborn to trade Barlow back in after trading him out, so 1 or 2 for me haha


number 3 stands out to me. get Dusty and Shaw in for dea and Tippa – anyway it could be Weitering instead of tippa?

Dusty and Shaw are both $60k cheaper with low BE


Dusty or Boyd in this week?


Depends if you have enough cover down back. But Dusty should definitely be top 6 forward this year. As cheap as you will get him. I have gone Dusty anyway


It's time to get Dustin in.


Chances of Kerridge being a late out?

Dillon Panthers

Has me worried too Mac. Does everyone think Libba will play? I can see him being a late out too …


Community do we think Stefan Martin would be a good pod captain this week. Playing against no genuine Rickman and overdue for a good score


I reckon Port will be jumping 3rd man up all day….and the ruck man who rucked against Ports non-existent rucks last week has just been dropped…..big risk

Southern S

Plenty of better options but go with your gut, it's what supercoach is about.


J smith or m cox or both??




Been toying with this same question Nick.

Like Mac and INP, just Smith.

I'm leaning Smith and Dustin Martin.

Bobby Singh

Hello community, need your help with some dilemma's.

Should I go Laird to Simpson? I've got 200k and 23 trades.
Should I keep Laird and hope that Brown/Ruggles provide decent cover?



take a deep breath, relax, and hold bobby boy.

Bobby Singh

Cheers boys 😀


Who is more of a priority smith or cox?


Smith. Read above comments


Probably smith?


who to get in commnity

Dusty Martin, Barlow( who i have traded out early in the season) or Buddy who has been good this year and a chance of going huge this week


IMO Martin


All 3 good options, however I have never been a fan of the key position forward. In saying that, 2016 does like the year of the key forward eg. Waite, JJK, Lynch and Buddy all in the top 10 at the moment, could even chuck Eddie into that group. Always prone to throw up a stinker though.
If you want consistency I would pick Dusty, who can go large anyway. If you want the rollercoaster go Franklin.


Always think long term. Buddy may get 160 this week but you look at averages and Dusty is the best bet to avg the highest at the end of the season. Plus he's hardly missed with injury the last few years


Which 3 to start out of Oliver, Kerridge, smith, Hewett, and Ben ken? (At least one of them has to be a fwd)

Southern S

Kerridge obviously.

Smith and Ben Ken?


After this weeks trades I have a paltry $600 in the kitty, here's hoping for some good performances from McDT and Kennedy this week to get me McVeigh and Petracca next week. Its going to be tight!


That what she said!


Whats the better value option here, Dea –> Tucker or Kennedy –> J Smith
Honestly rather the second but then I lose my ability to swap players between mid/fwd which would hurt me

Southern S

Tucker isn't playing this week.


How do these trades look community?

Weitering > J. Smith
AMT > Martin


Great trade, that's the trade I was hoping to do but getting Simpson instead


should we be upgrading Ben Kennedy or AMT?

Southern S

Neither preferably, if you have to then maybe AMT.


Sam Mitchell is a late out. Panic!


Lovell in for hawks


what is the reason?


Corked thigh. Should only be a week out


Should i get rid of weitering or suckling for heath shaw thanks.



Southern S



Should i play petracca or tippa on the field.

Southern S

Yep you should play Petracca or AMT on field.


Should i pick Simpson, Martin or Barlow ?


Keep the simpsons references coming Patch!




Sammy mitchell out of tonight's clash!

Southern S

Those who bought mitchell in chasing points early would be furious with his last scores and now missing one. Was always going to happen though.


i heard that Lovells (emergency) parents were seen at the airport, thought it might have been sammy

Southern S

Bloody early for a rest.

Bobby Singh

I've scrapped the Laird to Simpson trade. Should I go:

• BenKen –> Martin?

• Tippa –> Simpson?

• Wait until next week and trade a similar player with a high BE?


wait….thats what I'm doing.


BenKen might actually put a good score and he still has money to make!


I agree but at his price he is perfect to upgrade if you are looking to do one now, i'm going BK to Dusty


I knew it. Menadue would be put on the interchange


doesn't matter

Shake n bake

Who should I trade out for Docherty? Weitering or AMT?





Southern S

Is this question for real?

Why would you keep someone who is injured and has a High BE so they will bleed cash when they return?


Because he could use him as a loophole option?

Southern S

But you'd be cutting short a guy on a 64 BE that has tonned up before, what if AMT goes on to be worth 450k+?

Plus Carlton are playing early saturday anyway.

Shake n bake

I can always stick him on the bench and get rid of Weits before he comes back into the side. I also think AMT will be just around his breakeven that's why I put up that scenario!! I just wanted to get feedback just incase AMT gets 30 or 40 odd it might be wise to sell him first.


Quick question, if I have Robbie Gray and put him on field will it give me the highest score from my available emergencies?


If you have two players on the bench in the mid you will get the lowest score.


Two with the E on them ***


No it gives you the lowest score…so pick the right one


You need to pick an emergency thats on the bench. Hit the E button on one and hope they score better than the others. It doesn't automatically give you the highest score. I'm putting the E on Hewett this week.


Put E on first bench player to play, if happy with his score keep as is, if he bombs SUB Gray off and bring on field other option.


thoughts on gawn vc


Interesting choice


Buddy or Pendles for VC option?

Southern S



Buddy for me


Struth! Panic is setting in big time.

I know it's been asked plenty of times, but can't decided between the double-downgrade – Cox and Smith, or paint the fence – Smith/Cox and Simpson.

Gonna bring in Petracca next week, so leaning towards the painting move. Smith or Cox to bring in community??


the reason you are worried, is because neither give you much JS, high risk move for one, crazy risk for both.

usually when in doubt, HOLD or go Petracca this week.

I'm probably going to get JSmith, mainly because he is only $102k and even one more week he will make over $100k, i've saved trades and willing to risk one on that trade, as it will let me get Shaw into my team and save me another $60k


Got some VC and Captain headaches this week. I have all my key high scorers and rucks all playing early on Saturday. (Parker, Jellwood, Danger, Ward, Shaw, Hall). If I choose any of these guys as my VC, by the time he has played and has gone big, I cannot loophole them with Robbie Gray. That is because all my other midfielders and defenders have played also!! As such, I am probably going to put the VC on Dusty tonight and pray he pulls a big one out of the hat. If he does go big, I have all loophole options available to me. If he puts out an average score, I will have the C on Parker tomorrow in any case. Swans play the bombers so the probability that Parker posts a decent captain score is very high.

Is my logic [email protected]%?



Danger into parker should be good. Just look at 3 qtr time if danger is doing well if not switch it to parker


That's what im doing. There is nearly 2 and a half hours between the two games.


Went Simpson over Chopstix this week with a view to getting him next week. Looks likely now smashing it.

Paulie Walnuts

Glad I hung onto Menadue, has got his BE at 1/2 time. Looped with Dunkley, hope he's not a late in for Libba


Menadue had a -3 the third quarter

The Ranger

Really looking forward to taking Menadue out to the shed…


Loopholed him wont take 52 ish, bye bye as soon as feasible.


Sunday night ranger. Bang. Dusty.


I honestly didn't see him in the second half

The Ranger

With a frothy in one hand mate.
Via the magic of fence painting I'm gonna turn him into a premo!


Glad I brought Houli in!


I feel your pain. I too have suffered the same fate. I cannot understand how they are playing him. Did he kick in from the goal square?


I have had him since the start. Hate how so up and down he has been, scored over 120 3 times this season, but every other time, he has gone under 60. He is making me tear my hair out.


Dusty VC, .. 110 ish just another head ache i guess.


I want dusty in next week depends on tippas and ben kens scores


Bachar Houli…….. He's in space. He's in position. I watch him wave his arms " kick it to me, kick it to me" but NUP… They don't pass to him.

So far as his team mates are concerned, he is clearly no longer the priority receiver when moving the ball through the field.

Trade issues and bad blood within the club?

Form slump and too many TO's from previous rounds?

He will be low 400's soon. Looks to me like ill either have to hold him as a 80-90 avg OR trade him out for a 90-100.

Hmmmm… Rance is looking like the solution to this problem.


He needs Tigers playing well and winning


Agreed that Houli is a downhill skier.
Once Cotch, Delideo, Martin & Rance all in the same team they will find form, and Houli will improve. I'm looking to bring him in after his round 13 bye, hopefully still cheap.


My only chance to do a C loophole is to put Davis on field instead of BenKen but I would then have to take Menadues 54

Menadue had 40 at half time, I was thinking this is good.


What am I worry for. I have Laird for C loophole 🙂

Who on field out of BenKen, Gresham or JSmith?

Damian Durran

J Smith


Need help community.
Corey Ellis 74, do i take it and loophole him into my playing mids. Would have to take out one of BenKen, Mills or Smith.
Tempted to take the points.


be careful loop holing this weekend for late outs. Might be a few late changes this weekend, and if you have been clever and done a loop, you might be stuck with a donut


My gut is telling me Dea is one to move this week. Doubt he'll make his break even and they've got North week after. Can't see significant $$$ there. Dea -> Simpson/Docerty I'm thinking. Is anyone else offloading him??



Nervous Coach

I will be offloading Dea also, because his BE is very high and he will lose money. My dilemma is whether to use two trades and get rid of weitering at the same time – leaves me with 23 trades.