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RD7: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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Big Carl CoachKings CommunityThe cows were ready to be slaughtered. They were in the process of being rounded up and trucked off to the meatworks.

But then something wonderful happened, Community. The cows stumbled upon some greener pastures. They started to feed again. And now, all of a sudden, they have a little more fattening up to do.

Byrne-Jones, Papley, Ben Kennedy, Mitch Brown, Tippa, Dea, Adams, Oliver and Ruggles all went over 70. New kids Petracca, Wagner, MacPherson, Hunt and Keays were all very impressive.

Of course, there were still some poor scores. Think Cox, McCarthy, Mills, Josh Smith, Menadue and Hewett. But, inconsistent performances are to be expected from our rookies.

In the scheme of things, however, this was a very good round from the young bucks.

The exciting new format of fantasy that is CoachKings keeps going from strength to strength, with more and more punters getting in on the action at venues across the country. South Australia’s Morphett Arms produced yet another national winner as the prolific Gordo produced a mammoth score of 1140 in the Friday night fixture.

The win has led to Jock to speculate that the fine patrons of this venue may indeed be on some sort of Essendon-like regime, as they keep producing the business.

The Heroes

Max Gawn (174 SC)

Is there a new number one ruckman on the block? Channelling the power of the beard, big Maxy’s performances this season have been simply monstrous. A legit captaincy option every week if he can keep this sort of form up.

Scott Pendlebury (144 SC)

He’s back! But, really, he never left. Such are our high expectations of Pendles, his early season form was considered poor, even though he only failed to ton up (89) once. A bad game from Pendles will still get you a 90, while a good match will net 150! So dependable. He just never lets you down.

Leigh Montagna (130 SC)

Wouldn’t be in too many sides due to his age and inflated price at the start of the season. But his forward status and high ceiling make him very, very tempting, especially after what he did this week. Has pumped out massive scores of 150 and 130 now. Forget about last week (70), that was just an anomaly. Get him in.

Honourable mentions:

Nick Riewoldt (142 SC), Marcus Bontempelli (140 SC), Joel Selwood (132 SC), Patrick Dangerfield (129 SC), Kade Simpson (122 SC), Matty Boyd (121 SC).

The Villains

Luke Parker (89 SC)

You can’t really be too dirty at the bloke given his previous form and the fact 90-odd is not a bad score. But many, myself included, were depending on him as their captain and he let us down. Against Essendon we were all hoping for another mammoth score. Sadly, it wasn’t to be.

Gary Ablett (82 SC)

What’s the deal, Rocket? You play your best player up forward and you get embarrassed at home by a run-of-the-mill (yet up and coming) Melbourne side? Hmm, now I don’t know a lot about coaching, but I would say maybe play your best midfielder in the guts in the future if you are planning on winning any more games for the season. Just a tip.

Full cred to Gaz for the way he handled that dickhead supporter after the match, though.

Bacher Houli (57 SC) Oh, Bacher. Did brilliantly to lure many people in with a good start to the season. But followed this up by scoring under 60 in three of his past four matches. Not ideal for a premo defender. Seems to be following a pattern of either scoring a ton or performing very poorly. No consistency what so ever.  Ramadan is coming up soon as well, and Bacher traditionally does not score well during this period. Very concerning.

Honourable mentions: Sam Mitchell (late withdrawal), Matt Priddis (74 SC), Michael Barlow (65 SC), Toby Greene (60 SC), Brett Deledio (61 SC), Eddie Betts (57 SC), Jarrad Waite (49 SC).

The Redeemers

Stef Martin (119 SC) Clearly benefited from Port’s unusual tactic of not playing a ruckman. Looks to have recovered from being steamrolled by Steven May a couple of weeks back. Dominated in the ruck and around the ground. Under-priced (470K) if you need to upgrade, but I still have Gawn, Nic Nat and Goldy well ahead of him. 

Dayne Zorko (111 SC) Bit harsh to put him in this segment because he has hardly put a foot wrong this year. Is currently the highest scoring forward in the comp and has been pretty consistent the past couple of years. But there are those, myself included, who were severely burnt by Dayne several years ago. So much so that I put him on my never again list. But his blistering form is making me re-think this theory. Especially with the schizophrenic form of other forward premo options like Barlow and Greene.

Mitch Brown (93 SC) What a turnaround in the past two weeks. Back-to-back 90s and has looked so much better roaming around and picking off intercept marks and being a link man in defence. May be worth playing on the field next week if the current trend continues.

Honourable mentions: Dustin Martin (115 SC), Todd Goldstein (103 SC), Tom Liberatore (97 SC), Ben Kennedy (89 SC).

The Prodigies

Darcy Byrne-Jones (100 SC) With every week that passes my love grows more and more for the hyphen man. Should be your number one rookie defence option to play on the field. With Port being a tad underwhelming so far this season, they are continuing to give this young man opportunities. And boy, is he thriving.

Christian Petracca (83 SC) Should be your number one downgrade target this week. Kid is an absolute bull. Strong, hard at the contest and doesn’t shirk the issue. Melbourne have a ripper here. Dual position eligibility makes him even more tantalising.

Darcy MacPherson (76 SC) The wunderkid of the pre season, as Patch labelled him, was very impressive on debut. With Gold Coast performing deplorably in the past two weeks, more opportunities should come his way. Certainly a downgrade target when he is on the bubble next week.

Honourable mentions: Jayden Hunt (98 SC), Josh Wagner (91 SC), Tippa (82 SC), Matt Dea (78 SC), Kaiden Brand (62 SC).

The Damned

Tommy “False Hope” Sheridan (50 SC) Not sure if anyone still has him, but this is a text book lesson on why you should almost never pick mid-pricers who look the goods in pre season. It will almost always come back to bite you. Started off well in round one with 97 and has posted just one score over 65 since. Yuck.

Jordan “Burn Man” DeGoey (74 SC) Very similar case to Sheridan. Hell, we may as well throw in Lonergan and the Crouch brothers into the same category. We can’t be too hard on the young man, as it is only his second year. But forward line break out contender he is not. Been very underwhelming so far this season.

Tom “Durability” Rockliff (29 SC) Is almost as good at attracting injuries as he is at finding the footy. Don’t get me wrong, I love Rocky when he is in full flight. But his body is severely letting him down. Another, you guessed it, hamstring injury. I recommend staying well clear of him until he can string four to five games together and trust his body again.

Honourable mentions:

Matt Crouch (63 SC), Brad Crouch (50 SC), Elliott Yeo (39 SC), Mason Cox (25 SC), Lincoln McCarthy (19 SC).

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

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Paul

Elliot Yeo can GGF. Not going to trade him out, because you know he'll kick 5 and have 25 touches next week at Subiaco, but I'm never getting him again.

Chill

Feeling the same about KK, Paul. Useless.

Jimbo

I hear you Chill

D-Train

I had both of them to start the year – smh.
Traded Yeo out after a couple of weeks. Glad to not be on that roller-coaster but KK is still getting on my nerves.

Southern S

Yo-Yo is in 13.3% of teams. Surprised.

Marvin

He's going to be in one less very soon

Neverweaken

Traded Yeo out after 2 weeks. Then watched him score. But so unreliable. Never again.

Jimmy

Went Zaccy Wiiliams over Elliot, not much of a difference

Shake n bake

Just the 1 trade this week Mills down to Patracca have 270k in the kitty. this would again give me my mid fwd swing back & around 470k.

TheFyfeAwakens

I feel the same mate, but should we be thinking about upgrading him to get the points in the mid?

Shake n bake

I think he can avg more than Mills here on. It gives me back my mid fwd swing aswell witch is important for me. I'm hoping to upgrade menadue & AMT the week after to a premo fwd & def.

Average Joe

Do we trade out Rocky? I thought about it and the only way I can get Dusty in this week and Montagna/Other premo next week is by trading him out

Tommo

Yup, just not reliable anymore, and if its a genuine Hammy injury, he is gone for 3-4 weeks

bUCKET__

From what was reported on the afl website, it's not likely a bad hammy and he'll be back soon. But Leppa said that it was nerve related, an ongoing sorta issue to manage and a recurrence of the preseason twinge.

Wish it was reported earlier. Not having that timebomb sitting in my team! Rocky -> either Pendles or Jelwood for me.

Average Joe

Also is keays a worthy downgrade option, or should I wait a week and get Macpherson in?

Derek

I can't really complain about Wingard, he beat his season average. However, I would expect a player of his ability in a team that just won by near 300 pts and no Grays in the guts he could have done a little better than 76.

He is now $396k, and I bet no one is considering him.

Mac

Has a 124 break even

Steeeve

Probably a good thing nobody is considering him. Will be a POD for us rare few. However, maybe a shit POD.

Coxy

I'll certainly consider him in 2 weeks, his price is going to drop lower than that

Nathan

Yeah next week or ine after
He'll be my last fwd upgrade as im bringing in martin this week
But i hope he is going to improve coz 76 wont cut it

Danners

Maybe when he gets some form, he should be considered

Leeds17

Proven player albeit only at around 90-100ave, I'll certainly be looking at him at 350-360K

Nathan

Probably one of the reasons your ranked 70,000

Noigerbour

Settle

@wheels_1987

i will get him when he bottoms out

but i know i will regret this

Pete

Keep away from Wingard he's shit house this year.

@wheels_1987

i know

but i wont be able to help myself

🙁

Tommo

Other than Tracca, who are some good rookies to bring in this week?

Chill

Keays

Alphie

What premium to get with 607 k?

Tommo

Shaw, Jelwood, Pendles, Ward, Goldy

Jimsa84

Community, I need some help preeze.

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Adams, Gibson, McDonald-T, D. Byrne-Jones (Brown, Ruggles)
MID: Dangerfield, Parker, Ablett, Zaharakis, Pendlebury, Scully, Priddis, Smith (Hewett, Gresham, Keays)
RUC: Gawn, Mumford (Cox)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Hall, Wells, Greene, Kerridge, A. Kennedy, (Petracca, Grimley)

I have $339,900 in the kitty after just trading in Petracca for McCarthy and upgrading JKol to Simpson. Next round I want to upgrade Kerridge and McDT and maybe get one more premo in my mid field at some stage.
My question is, who else should I be aiming to get into my team? I'm thinking Dusty in the FWD line but I have no idea who I should lock in DEF?

tuxCS

Rance is coming back from suspension this week. I'd look at him, docherty or Bartel for the DEF spot.

MZD

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Looking to either go Mills -> MacPherson (Premature) then going M.Crouch -> Ward. Otherwise Mills -> Franklin via DPP . My thoughts are M.Crouch gets a lot of the ball but always end up at the 80-90s range, but maybe he can get better as the season goes along. I don't want to use to trades left and thought why not get a premo Fwd that I'll think will be in top 8 and is afforadble at the minute.

Danners

Trades sound good, Crouch probably won't be a keeper by the end of the season

LJB

Don't trade TMac will turn it around, always hold your premos, Adams is out for 2-3 trade him, I'd say get boyd with all the Bulldogs injuries he's killed it 3 weeks in a row 120+ each week

Steeeve

Mills.

Hold or trade?

MZD

trade

Shake n bake

I'm trading BE 94 not sure he'll avg more than Patracca here on. Good timing for this trade l think.

Paul

Yep. Petracca looks a solid on field replacement.

Chill

Patience is proving more lucrative this season but I think I will be trading Mills to Dusty.

Danners

He is not the first priority to trade out, could make his breakeven if you have other problems with your team

Declan

Is it bad to have Greene, Shaw and Ward?

Tommo

I have all three of them too

Paul

Me too.

yelad

me 3

Chill

me 4

Nathan

Im on the band wagon too
Me 5

Craig

Me 5

@MitchArnold95

Don't think so mate. I'm currently in the same situation as I've traded in Ward this week. Shaw and Ward will be top 6 players easily and Greene is providing, although up and down, very good scores. Not even mad about how 65 this week, as he dished up 3 juicy 115+ scores in a row in the weeks prior.

Leeds17

Not really taking points of each other so don't see why it's bad, would like Ward in my team but you can keep Toby

@wheels_1987

yes
i have all 3 so this is a bad omen

LJB

Only really matters if out have other players from the same bye round as gws, that's when it will really hurt you

CJudd3Votes

Anyone else set to be bent over in the round 14 bye?

Coxy

Oh yes! I have 14 players that week! Trading out a lot of Essendon and Sydney rookies in the coming weeks so it should work out well come round 14

tuxCS

Actually surprisingly no. I haven't worried about the byes at all this year, i normally just go for league wins, so i take the 3 losses on the chin and look for wins elsewhere. But upon further inspection i can field: 18, 17, 23. Pretty happy with that honestly.

Tommo09

Yes I have 13 not playing that week at the moment

john

Yep that round is a killer. Current team would have 13 out that week but by then will expect to trade out a few Essendon rookies so likely to not be that bad by then.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Nice write up Carl. Sensational timing of the moo by the rookies.

Starting to load up and the moo this week will help no end.
This week looking at:
Mccarthy – dusty, weita – petrecca.
3 weeks after that load the gun and welcome:
Montagna in for benken
McVeigh in for longeran
Zorko in for papley

Hoping Simmo has an off night Rd 10-11 so can bring him in after his bye for Adams.

As they say though about best laid plans but as we know injuries can really throw a spanner in the works.

Hferg

Kade Kolodashnjijnnijijjni is burning me massive villain

MZD

Same, but gotta persist for now. We got him for a reason and Gold Coast are going terrible, once their form comes back he'll be racking em I hope.

Youngster

Agreed, he killed me this week but I'll persist. Too many other issues to worry about – traded in Rocky didn't I

tuxCS

RIP

James

What do people think about KK? Do you hold him and hope to save a trade?

Steeeve

Looking like this year's Newnes. Everyone jumped off him and he came home with 90s and above. Will KK manage the same? He's stunk it up so far but is still averaging almost 80. If you have bigger fish to fry, give KK a couple more chances.

Chill

Definitely hold. It pains me, but I'll be holding. Remember what Crouching One says.. paint the fence.

tuxCS

i held newnes last year, and he finished decently, I'm going to hold all season and use him as a d6/d7 backup player.

Joshua Zanker

Does anyone else have Priddis and is serioiusly questioning his skill level as an AFL footballer? I'm holding onto him, but he is killing me.

Beagz

Priddis will come back. Carrying a slight injury which he looks to slowly be getting over. However I did watch the game on the weekend and at times he seemed confused.

If you have him I wouldn't be trading him just yet as your surely have other priorities in your team. Give him until the Bye rounds and then review.

-FistingAction

Abel

Injury incurred during fisting incident?

JamiesNinjas13

Don't blame him being confused, that Geelong Duo of Selwoofield is absolute epic!

JB_Tank

Was at the game and having seen this with a few Geelong legends I found myself thinking Father Time may have caught him. He was a split second behind on everything and gave the ball away repeatedly. A year ago I travelled west and marvelled at how good he was. When it gets you there's no coming back… I hope I'm wrong but it doesn't look good.

TheAnointedOne

I would say the medal in his war chest suggests otherwise.

Powerage

Is anyone else considering trading out Adams andor Kennedy this week ?

Tommo

Im considering adams. Kennedy has a BE of 28, dont get rid of him yet.

Coxy

I'm trading Adams out! But holding Kennedy because he has a low b/e! But looking to trade him out soon aswell!!

tuxCS

Word is that Adams might've hurt his finger, I already traded BenKen out, but considering his score of 90 odd this week I wouldn't trade him.

bAps

Neither. Kennedy's BE is down to 27, so he's got more cash to make, and Adams will be traded in a few weeks.

flex350

Adams has been one of my better defenders. He is staying same as Weitering for now.

@wheels_1987

im holding adams

possible 1 week, but no more than 2 weeks.

in my opinion he is a keeper and we dont trade out keepers who have a 2 week injury

Andrew

Hold Hurn for now or get rid of the mutt?

bAps

I'm in the same boat, its frustrating. I'll be holding him and using him as a D7 come season's end.

MZD

Matt Crouch guys ? Is it time ?

Tommo09

I have him but am giving him one more week as have used 2 trades already.

Crusty

I have had him since the get-go. He's better than his scores so far but driving me nuts. I might go to Kade Simpson but I just don't want to burn trades atm.

MZD

Adelaide's next few games are tough. I don't wanna hold my hopes through him..

mick

the last 2 weeks 27 posys 75% eff just another supercoach WTF

Marc

Ward or Pendles?

MZD

Pendles before Ward

tuxCS

Pendles first mate. Both good options though.

Ratitat

flip a coin

Christian

I'm still worried Pendles is carrying an injury. Might miss a game or two at some stage. I'm bringing Ward in this week.

Southern S

34 touches and 7 tackles last week………I don't see it holding him back at this stage.

He had 28 round 6 against West Coast, and 35 vs the Bombers in round 5.

He's under 600k with a 108 BE I'm locking him in.

Danners

If you have the cookie cutter midfield, Ward otherwise Pendles

@wheels_1987

ward

Powerage

Are you going for McPherson due to shortage of cash? Would go Petracca or Keys first

DankMemes

Not if he has them already

Aurion

Kerridge and Mills out for Dusty and Pendles?

MZD

Kerridge hasnt put a foot wrong (Carlton Supporter) . Trade Mills.

MaccasMarvels

If you've got De Goey (I have) I'd move him on before Kerridge. Dusty and Pendles look solid.

The Mountain

Although i wouldn't trade kerridge yet, if your looking to bring dusty in do it. Dusty won't be at this low in price for a while so if your going to bring him in its this round

Tommo

Hi Community

Tossing up between 2 trades. I have 24 trades left, so need to be cautious from now to the byes. I am definitely going Mills to Keays,
but got a tough decision for second trade.

Option 1: De Goey to Martin
Option 2: Adams/Tippa to Simpson/Bartel
Thoughts community?

Andy

I'd bring him Simpson over Bartel. He's been consistent this year.

Southern S

If you want Bartel get him now with a 45 BE and costs only 470k. Looks to have picked up his scoring.

tom

Is it time to trade De Goey? High breakeven

The Weapon

No hold de goey, he is a great selection and can easily see him scoring 10000+ this week and rising to 1.5 million

Danners

It's time to wield the axe

Southern S

BE of 89 is not really that high, not a huge priority.

MaccasMarvels

Looking at the break evens v averages it looks like De Goey and Mills should both go, but they've both only had one bad game. Smash out a 90 and they're both solid again. I'm torn. I think Petracca is one not to miss so someone has to go to make way and of my lot, it can only be one of these two.

tuxCS

I'm pretty sure Wells played through an injury and finished the game, if he's not injured i wouldn't trade him out, he's looking like a keeper this year.

Cameron

Hannebery, Pendles or Ward?

bAps

Hanners > Ward > Pendles

Ratitat

Flip a coin, they have all been great so far and don't look like letting up. Hannebery and Ward are in more successful sides, however pedlebury is one of the most proven premos and you can trust he'll go well all year. They are all good imo

Liam

Mills to Keays

Rockliff to Priddis

Thoughts??

Andrew

Don't go to Pridda if possible. Grab someone like a Pendles/Selwood, assuming you don't have them.

Southern S

Priddis 152 BE……………….

murray

what is Mills BE?

Phil

96

Southern S

94

Brandon

Stoked!!! Brisbane bombers are currently sitting in 58th spot! Gotta thank this community for the great advice! And the messiah jock Reynolds! Had a lot of luck on my side so far this season though I must admit!
This week I'm trading out Adams and mills, bringing in Zorko and petracca! A bit hesitant on trading Adams but he has the highest break even of all my rookies!
Is this a good trade?

Brandon

Also what's everyone doing with Ablett?

Tommo09

Holding for me

tuxCS

Holding.

breakevens

Great stuff Brandon

@wheels_1987

hold adams

Matt

Who to prioritise out of Montana, dahlhaus and zorko?

tuxCS

Zorko, Dahlhaus and then Montagna, Montagna's getting kinda old, and imo the other two are more consistent.

Coxy

Whatever suits your byes! Very hard to split those 3. I just traded in Zorko.

pitch72

Zorko

Danners

Dahlhaus, Montagna, Zorko

Matt

Dahl

Tommo09

I have been doing some maths and I will need about 1.9 million for upgrades.
That sounds like a big number I know but there is some good news.
I have $355k in the bank and will have about 1.3 million in downgrades.
This includes Keays and Petracca
That means I only need about 300k from another bubble boy.

How is everyone else's upgrade and downgrade money going???

azza

hey guys got about 570k to get a defender in,
already have shaw,laird and simpson.
Would preferrably like someone who doesn't have the round 12 bye. was considering rance but i feel he is overpriced?
is he worth the cash or is there someone else i can get instead?

Dave Hughes

I like Rance, even for that price! But if not, pittard?

tuxCS

Rance is worth the cash, proven consistent scorer. Expect 90-100 scores every week.

Derek

McVeigh at $493k should be considered

@wheels_1987

Rance is a beast and as long as he dopesnt get suspended again will continue to score as a top 6 def

Dean

Menadue out for Petracca hoping to be my only trade this week although still have S.Gray

Steeeve

Menadue's break even is very achievable. I'd consider Gray to Petracca instead, at least Menadue is getting a game…

@wheels_1987

like

GoHawks

Working on the master plan for the remainder of the season, here's what I have so far in terms of the finished product-

Backs – Shaw, Rance, Laird, Simpson (D5-6 to fill)
Mids – Parker, Danger, Selwood, Abblett, Priddis, Ward, Libba (D8 to fill)
Rucks – Goldy, Gawn
Fwds – Hall, Wells, Martin, Barlow (F5-6 to fill)

So with 5 positions to fill, I'm looking at-
D5-6 – Houli (when bottomed out) & Boyd
M8 – R.Gray (when bottomed out)
F5-6 – Dahlhaus & one of Franklin, Zorko or Wingard

Appreciate your thoughts, and if there are better options as inclusions, that I may have missed.

Derek

Libba and Wells are not keepers. Wells maybe as M9/F7.

McVeigh in Defence is a good option.

Southern S

I wouldn't count Libbe out.

Thomas

Looks good

hubba

yes goo in theory – but no PoDs though.. is all i'm sayin..

Tommo09

Weitering to Simpson
Mills to Keays

Def: Shaw, Simpson, Adams, DBJ, Tippa, Brown (Laird, Byrne)
Mid: Danger, Hanners, Parker, Ablett, Libba, M.Crouch, Kennedy, Petracca (Gresham, Smith, Keays)
Ruck: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley
Fwd: Barlow, Martin, Hall, Franklin, a Wells, Kerridge (Papley, Menadue)

Any ideas community???
Will need 1.9 mil to get to full premo and have about 1.6 in downgrades, Petracca and Keays included in that.

Tommo09

What??
Gawn out? Who would do that???

Gord29

sorry read it wrong 27 people have traded goldstein out for gawn

Gord29

however one person has traded gawn to nic nat

Tom

What's Adams's breakevens?

Gord29

68

breakevens

Relevant breakevens
Brett Deledio 209
Goldstein 202
Robbie Gray 201
Sam Mitchell 184
Waite 166
Sidebottom 156
Ablett 152
Priddis 152
Yeo 150
Mundy 147
Sloane 133
Hanley 131
Danger 126
Hannebery 123
Greene 119
Parker 118
Montagna 118
Gawn 115
Mcveigh 115
Dahlhaus 113
Wines 114
Zorko 112
Barlow 106
Houli 106
Selwood 101
Shaw 101
Nic Nat 99
Ward 99
Mills 94
Zaharakis 94
Libba 91
Dustin Martin 89
Merrett 88

Rookies
Petracca -75
Keays -53
Smith -43
Currie -25
Courtney Dempsey -24
Short -18
Brown -18
Ruggles -17
Grimley -2
Papley 18
Wagner 19
Byrne 20
Hartley 20
Hewett 21
DBJ 21
BenKen 28
Menadue 29
Cockatoo 44
Rioli 47
AMT 51
Oliver 52
Dea 54
Brad Crouch 55
Mills 93

Thomas

Thanks

@stewy_chewy

love ya work

Nicholas

Adams and Mills—> Martin and Petracca leaves me low on 18 trades but nearly full premo

tuxCS

How many more upgrades do you need to make after those trades? and whats your team name?

Nicholas

Team name is FlyingHawkAssassin

Derek

what your team look like now

Leeds17

Jesus 18 trades.

tuxCS

I've got 19 left after this weeks 2 trades. I only need to upgrade 3 players that are +320k and 2 that are on the bubble this week. Also got 300k left in the bank. It doesn't matter how early you use your trades, the goal is to get to full premium as quickly as possible. I've got 5 players to upgrade, let's say that worst case scenario I have to do one downgrade to get the cash to upgrade. That leaves me with 9 trades for injuries. I highly doubt that more than 9 premium players with strong mature bodies will go down in the space of 10 weeks. If that does end up happening then that just bad luck, not poor planning.

Brook

to get to full premo with 18 trades u would need 13 keepers in your starting squad, 3 mid pricers that become keeper plus 12 A-grade cash cows from the start … it's possible and worth about $50k I would say!

tuxCS

And even if you don't believe me I have proof on my youtube channel.

*cough* shameless plug *cough*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J77MIaJFg8

The Ranger

It's not just injuries tho is it tux?
Form, tooth length and suspensions are also factors that should be considered.
We're seven rounds in and so far Laird, R. Murphy, Fyfe, Cotchin, Rocky, M.Murphy, Rance, Johanissen, Suckling, Delidio, Swan, Wingard, Gray (and no doubt more but you get my point!) have all missed games or are gone for the season.

tuxCS

That's a good point you raise, however I'm still gonna back myself with this strategy, if it doesn't pay off then ill declare you my superior.

The Ranger

It might come off mate, like I said there's more than one way to play the game!
Best of luck.

Rob

Is lachie neale a good get for the midfield( trading out Mills). Lowest score of the year for him has been 92

Tommo

I have been very much considering him, DE worries me though.

tuxCS

It's between him and Priddis for my final upgrade spot in my midfield. Although I might end up trading Liberatore if i have extra trades.

Danners

I reckon he could be, looks to be a very good POD, although B.Ellis had a similar start and didn't finish off the season too well

@wheels_1987

great POD. better players for that price but he is a very good player and only one showing ticker for the dockers

Leeds17

Assuming you don't have any other PODs in there I don't mind it.

Alex

Double Down to give me 590k to go bang bang next week: McCarthy – Petracca and McGovern/Adams – Keays
Or
Paint the fence: McCarthy – Petracca and McGovern/Adams – Selwood/Ward/Hannberry/

Ratitat

depends what you wanna get out of this weekend? If you are high in the rankings and wanting to stay there, or it's going to be a tight contest in a league you really want to win, then maybe paint the fence. If it's okay to be patient and wait till next week then doubling down seems a good idea

pitch72

Mccarthy down to Petracca, then Mills to McVeigh, flick Seedsman into the guts and upgrade him at a later time. Thoughts?

Derek

I'm looking at exact trades.

McCarthy won't play this week.

LtDraught

Jordan Lewis as a POD?

Only in 1.3% of teams, $431K, we know he can score, has averaged over 100 his past 2 seasons and his 94BE is achievable by his standards too. Would work well for me considering i have $100K to upgrade Mills with and bringing in keays would leave me with too many on-field rookies for my liking. I know hes had 3 very unsavoury scores and the Hawks arent playing to their lofty standards, but i think both him and Hawthorn will pick up

What are your thoughts Community?

GoHawks

I have seen all of the Hawks games, and Lewis has looked ordinary all season. He is working hard, but is not getting to the right positions on the field.

Things will change, and Lewis will start playing better, but I would wait to see the first signs of him getting to the right places, he scored better on Friday against the Tigers, but didn't play well.

Tiges

The are two difference POD's – some that let you climb the ranks and some that let you fall away from the pack. Unfortunately, I believe Jordan Lewis will let you fall away from the pack. Won't be a top 10 midfielder and the other 98.7% teams that have him may have a Selwood/Ward/Coniglio like player that may end up scoring considerably better!
Good luck though mate

Southern S

He'll be lucky to be a top 30 midfielder.

LtDraught

Thanks for the feedback fellas! Will explore other avenues and see what my gut says come friday evening

murray

What is Lonergan's (GC) BE , would you trade him?

Ratitat

75. you can find all the breakevens here: http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/supercoach_bre

murray

thanks Ratitat

tuxCS

Come on mate, you cant spell "Rattata" wrong. Then again this is coming from a guy with a pokemon as his picture.

MaccasMarvels

Charmander!!!!!!!

GoHawks

BE77, ok to hold for a few more weeks, if you have better options to trade-out.

Leeds17

He's a weird one, he's hard at it, spends plenty of time in the midfield but just doesn't find the ball, I held him this week when moves to Boyd, Simpson or McVeigh looked good on paper so kicking myself a bit, there's is just this inkling in the back of my head that he could come good.

murray

agree, but he is currently burning me. I have held for the last two to three weeks hoping he would come good

murray

J Selwod or Hanneberry or Ward? Which one of these three and why?

Danners

Ward, cheaper and a good POD that scores similar to the other two

murray

thanks danners, I am keen on him

Tommy

Are people getting rid of Houli or keeping him?

Dan

Keeping… Unfortunately.
Can't sideways trade, he'll get some good scores.

Richard

Back Heroes Simpson,B-J,A M-T,Brown
Back Villains Smith,Hurn,Rich
Mid Heroes Danger,Pendles,JPK
Mid Villains Sloane,Mills
FWD Villains Wells,Barlow,Wingard,McCarthy

Mills > Petracca
Kerridge > Martin

Dan

I assume you don't have the cash to upgrade McCarthy instead of Kerridge…
How annoying is Barlow!?

I N Pieman

Nice article Carl. Some of the worrying lads did give a MOO & don't need to worry about them for another couple of weeks. However some lads such as Mills Linc McCart & DeGoey have smashed into a wall. Heads will role

AverageAdsy

Mills to Petracca

And

De goey to Chopsticks Martin

This will leave me having to start petracca on the field but im guessing a few people will be doing the same this week

tuxCS

A lot of people will be starting Petracca on field, kids a beast. Trades look good mate, go for it.

The Mountain

Thoughts community

Mills -> Petracca
Menaspud -> Dusty

22 trades left with a mere 30k in the kitty

Wattsieesq

I'm making exactly the same trades this week.

tuxCS

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Derek

I did same C mistake. Thought Danger scored 119, so went Gaz.

tuxCS

Good to know I'm not the only one that made that mistake haha

Tommo

Good work mate! Loved it! As Stavros said, bit louder next time, but other than that, nice!

tuxCS

Thanks so much! Good to know you enjoyed it 🙂

Mika

What should I do with houli? Really wanna get rid of the flog!

Considering trading him for Simpson

Danners

Hold, will go back to his normal role this week with Rance back

Dice

Hi guys, unsure of what to do so would love some help around.
Currently my ruckmen are Goldstein and Naitanui with Loersch as backup obviously not playing.
I have no Grimley or Cox in my forward line so i do not have a backup ruckman.
So this week Kerridge and Mills are out for Callan Ward and no idea for a rookie.
Should I trade in Cox? Grimley? Keays? Anyone else?
Here is my team

BACKS: Shaw, Adams, Gibson, B. Smith, AMT, Byrne-Jones……..M. Brown, M. Hartley
MIDS: Dangerfield, Parker, Ward, Ablett, Pendlebury, S. Mitchell, Liberatore, Petracca……..G. Hewett, J. Smith, J. Dunkley
RUCKS: Goldstein, Naitanui…….Loersch
FWDS: Dahlhaus, Hall, Martin, Wells, Barlow, B. Kennedy…….Menadue, ???????

The Mountain

I would hold kerridge mate. averaging 85 still with money to make. depending on the coin you have left id look at getting rid of menaspud for maybe getting mcPherson a week early via petracca.

Dice

Yeah may have to get macpherson. happy with kerridge, its just all the other rookies have got more to make than kerridge.
Think kerridge might only make another $20 to $30G.
What are your thoughts on not having a backup playing ruckman?
I can't see goldstein and naitanui playing every game.
Wont have enough money for ward if i get rid of menaretard

Southern S

You've got a guy called Dunkley that has done nothing for you, but it's menadue that's the retard?

Dice

Well Dunkleys not a retard yet coz he's playing twos and still on bubble.
The way tigers are going Dunkley would be there captain.
In saying that, there's plenty more weeks for Dunkley to prove to us that he's a retard.
He's old mans left foot was a retard

Noigerbour

Tool

50_Shades

I guess you need both trades for Ward right? I think it's too early for Kerridge to go. He's beaten that BE all but twice this year. I'd ditch Menadue even though his BE is still low. He covered for Cotchin last week and was better, but not great.

Jordan

So I'm in a bit of a pickle this week with trades, community.

I have one definite trade in Mills to Petracca. However I need to upgrade one more person to solidify my team this week.

Here are the options; a) Weitering to Boyd or Simpson.
b) Clayton Oliver to Luke Parker
c) Kerridge to Dahlias

The thing is, if Kerridge keeps an average of 85-90 average he's going to stay in my forward line for the season if he goes uninjured.

Clayton Oliver's scores are all over the place, but has a 50 BE and could continue rising in price, slowly but surely. And after round 7's performance, I believe the Dee's won't be moving him on too early.

And Weitering, he is injured and therefore not bleeding cash and allowing me to make more necessary trades elsewhere. However my back line is very rookie filled with, M. Brown, Tippa, Adams, DBJ, and Hartley playing on the field last round, they showed up but I still don't like playing that many rookies.

I believe Weitering to Boyd, or Simpson would be the best trade to ensure my defence one more premium until Laird gets back. Boyd's BE is 75, and will rise in price.

I am just not sure and would like some feed back.
Apologies for the long comment 🙂 thank you in advance.

Jordan

Sorry, Dahlhaus

The Mountain

Id go option A. By the sounds of it you need to strengthen your backline so id go simpson. He is a proven consistent performer and should be the pick of of him and boyd in the long run.

Jordan

That's a good option. Next week, I'll have 345k in the kitty, and i can always go Ben Ken to Dahlhaus, or Tippa to Boyd. The same thing with M.Adams if he continues to average 85+ I'm keeping him. I'll cross that bridge when it becomes time.

Thank you kindly.

Tiges

Option A champ! Simpson a proven jet every year (hence why I started with him) Weitering not doing anything for ya, Kerridge could still come out and get 100+ easy enough.

rowdz

I have in my midfield Danger, Jelwood and Parker.
Would it be a concern if i bought in Hanners or should i look elsewhere?

The Mountain

What other premos do you have in the mid. Hanners is a brilliant option but it all comes down to your bye structure. Swans have the round 14 bye which i think is an issue for most. If it fits into your structure you definitely cant go wrong with hanners

Andrew

Mills to Selwood or Mills to D. Martin (via DPP)?
I want Selwood but geez he's expensive on the other hand Dusty is quite cheap. What do we reckon?

Tiges

Dusty has bottomed out, Selwood has maxed out. Pretty easy selection for mine.

Southern S

He's expensive because he's scoring well, currently rank 5 overall. BE 101.

Martin BE 63 probably should get him first?

Brad P

So most of us will be keenly watching the likes of Priddis and Rockliff as fallen premiums but what are everyone's thoughts on Jordan Lewis?

Has had a couple of shockers in their losses but can find plenty of the footy and with the likes of Hodge currently out of the side, I feel he could be a value pick.

This would also save some cash to enable another premium upgrade in the middle.

Kerridge & Mills -> Lewis & other premo?

SCaddict

Yes fully agree with SS he's much more of a DT relevant player. Had him last year too and he needed to get at least 35 touches just to ton up as he gets bugger all CPs.

And with the Hawks dynasty seemingly in decline now I wouldn't touch him with the proverbial barge pole. Will occasionally pump out an attractive score to reel the punters back in but I reckon the days of him being a top 10 mid candidate are probably now behind him, at least in Supercoach.

Brad P

Cheers guys. Yeah the more I think about it it's a very risky option. Better off just spending the extra cash to get all absolute premos in the midfield.

I've now seen the light!

Tiges

G'day everyone,
Just after some advice re; structure of my team. I'm considering upgrading my defence and forward line first at the moment as I believe the midfield premiums are at an awkward price.. I'm eyeing off Selwood (MAX price) and Gray/Priddis are still falling for me to pick them up which should enable premo's in the mid up to M9 later in the season.
Trades this week:
IN: BOYD, KEAYS.
OUT: MCCARTHY, MILLS.

Hoping next week to trade in Montagna (BE 117) means he won't go much or at all this week.

My main concerns are just the scoring capacity of M8 and F6 but I've got Davis and Wyatt as an emergency loophole so I can get the best score out of Keays/Hewett/Smith and Petracca/Papley some weeks.

Any advice?

DEF:
SHAW, SIMPSON, BOYD, GIBSON, LAIRD, DBJ.
// TIPPA, BROWN.

MID:
DANGER, WARD, GAZ, ZAHARAKIS, MITCHELL, LIBBA, KERRIDGE, KEAYS
// SMITH, HEWETT, DAVIS.

RUCK:
GAWN, GOLDY.
// COX.

FWD:
HALL, ZORKO, BARLOW, WELLS, ADAMS, PETRACCA,
// PAPLEY, WYATT.

Thoughts?

tuxCS

Your teams looking really good actually, whats your team name?

Tiges

Dusty's haircut.

Thanks mate! Aiming for the top 100, was 800th last week til it all went bad last week.
Went sub 2,000 for the first time in years…. Jumped up 3,000 ranks this week to about 1,600th overall I think.

Phat Man

Saint Nick in anyones radar community? Like a fine wine he seems to be getting better with age

Averaging 135 from last 3 and 118 over last 5. Take the 33 out from the first round and hes averaging 115. playing up the ground has helped him greatly. kicking at least 2 goals a game and out of the 5 of 7 games hes hit the ton hes had 20+ possies and 10+ plucks.

Dont think he can be ignored for much longer

Southern S

Highly possible to miss games only played 17 last year.

tuxCS

He's on the radar for me, but at his price, there are better options available.

Danners

I see you chasing the bus. If you have last years Jock Reynolds Magazine read an article called the "Buffalo Jump". To sum it up key forwards have a good start and end and a terrible mid season

@wheels_1987

nope
currently resurrected, however by the time the bye rounds approach he will sink back into his coffin for a sleep

Southern S

Wells 68 BE. If he's fine to play that is a terrible trade.

Libbe could easily go big soon, he's playing very well considering coming back from a major injury.

@wheels_1987

Shark move trading out wells

you were wrong about Zorko, so i wouldnt call the wells move terrible just yet

Eric_the_Red

Off topic, but got a Coach Kings question. Do you play in-venue and use a smartphone to play? How's it work? Popping my cherry this weekend.

Kev