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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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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.


Feeling the same about KK, Paul. Useless.


I hear you Chill


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.


He's going to be in one less very soon


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


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.


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


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


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?


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.


Has a 124 break even


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


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


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


Maybe when he gets some form, he should be considered


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


Probably one of the reasons your ranked 70,000




i will get him when he bottoms out

but i know i will regret this


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


i know

but i wont be able to help myself



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




What premium to get with 607 k?


Shaw, Jelwood, Pendles, Ward, Goldy


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?


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


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.


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


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



Hold or 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.


Yep. Petracca looks a solid on field replacement.


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


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


Is it bad to have Greene, Shaw and Ward?


I have all three of them too


Me too.


me 3


me 4


Im on the band wagon too
Me 5


Me 5


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.


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


i have all 3 so this is a bad omen


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


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


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


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.


Yes I have 13 not playing that week at the moment


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.


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.


Kade Kolodashnjijnnijijjni is burning me massive villain


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.


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




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


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.


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


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.


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.



Injury incurred during fisting incident?


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


Hold Hurn for now or get rid of the mutt?


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


Matt Crouch guys ? Is it time ?


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


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.


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


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


Ward or Pendles?


Pendles before Ward


Pendles first mate. Both good options though.


flip a coin


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.


If you have the cookie cutter midfield, Ward otherwise Pendles




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


Not if he has them already


Kerridge and Mills out for Dusty and Pendles?


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


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


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?


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.


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


It's time to wield the axe

Southern S

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


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.


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.


Hannebery, Pendles or Ward?


Hanners > Ward > Pendles


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


Mills to Keays

Rockliff to Priddis



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

Southern S

Priddis 152 BE……………….


what is Mills BE?



Southern S



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?


Also what's everyone doing with Ablett?


Holding for me




Great stuff Brandon


hold adams


Who to prioritise out of Montana, dahlhaus and zorko?


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


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




Dahlhaus, Montagna, Zorko




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???


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?


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


McVeigh at $493k should be considered


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


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


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




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.


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.


Looks good


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


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.


Gawn out? Who would do that???


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


however one person has traded gawn to nic nat


What's Adams's 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

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




love ya work


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


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


Team name is FlyingHawkAssassin


what your team look like now


Jesus 18 trades.


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.


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!


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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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


I'm looking at exact trades.

McCarthy won't play this week.


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?


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.


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.


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


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


75. you can find all the breakevens here:


thanks Ratitat


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




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


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.


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


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


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


thanks danners, I am keen on him


Are people getting rid of Houli or keeping him?


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


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


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


Mills to Petracca


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


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


I'm making exactly the same trades this week.