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PatchCoachKingsLogoWell. That was something.

The round eight teams dropped last night, and they let an almighty splash up from the bowl which gave our buttocks a good licking before sliding back down with what remained of our forward lines.

Daniel Wells, Marcus Adams and Lincoln McCarthy are gone, injured. The delicious specimen that is Cyril will miss this week. Shaun Higgins is gone for three months. And oh.. add Bachar Houli to the mix now. Just for fun. He’s out too.

Toby Greene is sore after overexerting himself against Fremantle.

Michael. Bloody. Barlow. Has. Been. Dropped.

Never again will I select a player in a team coached by Ross Lyon. I don’t even have Barlow and I’m pissed.

I can’t imagine how poor Higgo feels.

Peter Higginbotham Supercoach

It’s carnage. CARNAGE.


I’ve already run through the big ticket items. Michael Barlow has been dropped just two weeks after scoring 135.

Toby Greene has “general soreness” after dutifully returning to butcher duties in Perth and will miss the clash with the Gold Coast.

Shaun Higgins is out for the count and Daniel Wells is going to be missing one or two after he injured his quad against the Saints last week. I reckon if Norf were playing the Hawks he’d had got up, but they’ll be toying with Essendon this week so they’ll be fine without him.

However, North have also selected Majak Daw this week – will Goldy be managed? I’ve heard nothing to suggest that will be the case, I’m just asking the question. I hope the answer to said question is “shut up Patch, you silly bugger”.

Champion rookie swingman Marcus Adams is the same and will miss one or two. I’m moving him on this week, but with a breakeven of 68 he’s still got a little bit of cash to make, so you’d be within reason to keep him.

Lincoln McCarthy is out this week. I’d cut and run on the Prez, his breakeven is off the charts and he won’t be making us sweet, sweet dosh any time soon.

Livewire Cyril Rioli has family matters to attend to this week, and I hope everything ends well for him on that front.

Higgo’s darling pick of the week Courtenay Dempsey has twinged a hamstring, so don’t trade him in for the love of god. Jonathon Simpkin is also on the long term injury list after badly doing his hammy. However, Darcy Parish returns.

Jacob Hopper has been named to make his debut for the Giants. At nearly 200k we’ll give him a miss for the moment, but keep your eyes on the Giants’ top pick from last year. Said to be an absolute jet, despite a lacklustre NAB cup.

And for anyone still hanging onto James Aish, he’s been dropped after Champion Data named him the worst midfielder in the AFL. Head up, Jimmy, you can bounce back mate.

AND in late news, Bachar Houli will miss this week with a wrist injury – at this stage the injury seems indefinite – and Josh P Kenedy from the Swans is out.

It’s crazy, it’s madness, it’s Friday the 13th.


Is it just me, or does the midfield make very little sense this year? Nat Fyfe was an unmitigated disaster, Gary Ablett and Scott Pendlebury have been completely unlike themselves, Matt Priddis and Robbie Gray have been unable to next steps.

Middling breakout option The Real Deal Dylan Shiel hasn’t been the Real Deal and Ollie Wines and I have had words. Liberatore hasn’t quite hit the mark we expected him to.

Only Dangerfield (god bless his soul), Luke Parker and Callan Ward have repaid the faith. Dan Hannebery and Joel Selwood have stormed from nowhere, but beyond that… it’s been disappointing.

But this gives as an opportunity to snaffle these fallen premos in the midfield for crumbs in coming weeks. Robbie Gray – who isn’t back yet – has a BE of 200, Priddis is at 150. Ablett is stagnating at a cheap price. Look to bring these blokes in over the next few weeks, because we know they are quality.

They will also be cheap, and the name of the game is value for money. I’d back those three blokes to match it with Hannerbery and Selwood all the way home, and they’re much, much cheaper. Keep your eyes firmly locked on them, community!


After being sent of Canberra last week, Trading Places is back!

Eddie Murphy’s

-75 – Christian Petracca
-53 – Ben Keays
-43 – Josh Smith
-18 – Mitch Brown
-18 – Tom Ruggles
18 – Tom Papley
27 – Ben Kennedy
28 – Connor Menadue
67 – Mitch McGovern
74 – Sam Kerridge
101 – Lincoln McCarthy

Dan Aykroyds

209 – Brett Deledio
201 – Todd Goldstein
184 – Sam Mitchell
152 – Gary Ablett
152 – Matt Priddis
124 – Chad Wingard
114 – Jarryd McVeigh


Look, I’ve had an absolutely shocking experience with captains this year. Awful. Last week was Luke Parker’s 89 against the Dons, the week before was Goldy’s 49.

I had a long, hot shower this week community. I did some thinking.


I have lost any pretence of authority on the captaincy selection front – so I’m telling you who I’m going so you can avoid then.

Since Dangerfield’s 155 in round one I’ve had underperforming captain after underperforming captain. So I’m looking at Danger VC this week, and Heath Shaw as C, because he can’t be any worse than what I’ve had so far.

So my captaincy advice is to avoid Shaw because I have cursed him. Absolutely VC Dangerfield though. Beyond that, Ablett is due to bounce back against GWS (who he has a massive average against), Pendles looks to have hit form and BIG MAXY GAWN is ON FIRE.

And I’m done! Best of luck community, Supercoach Gods know we’ll need it.



jordanandeddie · 13/05/2016 at 14:13

The SC Gods have cursed us coaches like never before this round! May the force be with us all this weekend.

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:28

    Oh it's CARNAGE this week mate!

      jordanandeddie · 13/05/2016 at 14:35

      What have us mere mortals done to deserve such harsh treatment by the bearded SC Gods of old! I feel as though we may all soon have to lay before them a sacrificial offering to atone for our coaching sins such as picking Michael Bartholomew at years start.

        Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:47

        We spurned Their Son, the Great Bald One, and as many brought him back in they tried to punish us for our hubris. Flagellation time, I feel.

Phil · 13/05/2016 at 14:28

Patch JPK is out also.

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:41

    Cheers mate, I've chucked him in.

      Phil · 13/05/2016 at 14:57


Nickf · 13/05/2016 at 14:29

Gotta also add JPK to the Carnage that is this round 8..

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:42

    Chucked in minutes after the article went up. Keen eye, mate!

Key Motment · 13/05/2016 at 14:31

Patch and community. Need some advice.

I was going to double downgrade this week (keays and pat) ,but now thinking of upgrading to S. Motlop instead of Keays. I got 600k in the bank, but doubtful as to what rookies are in the pipeline. Should i bank the rookie cash and then upgrade for the next few weeks, or get motlop and hope some more rookies arrive. Cheers

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:44

    I'd hold off on Motlop, mate. Two good games – and cushy games against the Suns and a weak-travelling Eagles side – do not a premo make. I'd be looking at Zorko, Martin or Montagna ahead of him, but I feel painting the fence would be a good move.

      Key Motment · 13/05/2016 at 14:59

      Thanks Patch. Do you think there's enough rookies coming through to keep downgrading?

Gibbs · 13/05/2016 at 14:37

Do I trade Marcus Adams or Lincoln McCarthy? Adams will get me more cash but it means I would have to start menadue on the field, where as If I don't trade Adams and Trade McCarthy, I would start Dea?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:44

    I'd prefer to start Dea onfield, but it depends on who you're going to and how much cash they will gain or lose. Who were you thinking of trading to, Gibbsy?

    gibbs · 13/05/2016 at 15:29

    Petrecaa this week which if I trade Adams leaves 450 K in the war chest to use next week for upgrades!

      Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:05

      I traded both…. I had to, can't afford a donut this time of the year. In your case…. Trade out McCarthy, Adams should be back next week… he's scoring out put is a lot more significant.

Jeremy · 13/05/2016 at 14:42

I have 510k to replace Adams with a forward or a mid (backline is set for now). That’s a relatively restrictive price range, but with a team that’s getting awfully close to full-premo, should I trade in Buddy (and pray to god he keeps his current form up) or trade in Zaharakis (and hope he runs out the season as a top 10 mid?)

I feel Zaharakis will maybe score more over the course of the season, but Buddy might be more likely to finish in the top 10 of his position.

After an average first two rounds, I’ve worked my way back up to the cusp of the top 1000, so I guess this is a fairly important decision for my team. Any help would he appreciated! Cheers

    Key Motment · 13/05/2016 at 14:47

    I think Franklin is a pretty sure bet. Career best form and def average a 100 from here on in. Should be top 10 in the fwd line like you said.

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:49

    I still have doubts about Zaharakis' fantasy footy output. But, if you want to win the thing you need to pull apart from the pack, and Zaha will let you do that more than Buddy. Far riskier move though. I'd go Buddy myself, mind you.

    Swans2012 · 13/05/2016 at 14:50

    Buddy looks value, will still throw the occasional turd I suspect but hasn't blown a game apart yet which he will also do. Much greater chance of Buddy being top 10 forward than zaha being top 10 mid IMO….

Haychh · 13/05/2016 at 14:43

Anyone else noted that Petracca is named on the wing for Casey tomorrow??

    Cameron · 13/05/2016 at 15:02

    Wtf was relying on him to field 22 players now that stuffs up everything

    Forbidden Dount · 13/05/2016 at 15:04

    By the beard of Zeus, No. Surely he is playing in th one's this week!

    Kev · 13/05/2016 at 15:04

    Named on an extended bench last night. Watch for the Sunday teams tonight. Dees wouldn't drop him, surely?

      SCaddict · 13/05/2016 at 15:50

      Well it is Friday 13th and our teams are already turning into a horror movie this round so maybe 'Tracca is the next to meet his doom!

    Nickf · 13/05/2016 at 15:20

    What is this! Next it'll be announced Gablett and Goldie are late outs…

      Jeremy · 13/05/2016 at 15:30

      He's 100% playing. All of our extended bench get named for Casey each week, dont fret.

Tommo · 13/05/2016 at 14:48

Despite having Wells, Greene, Laird, Mckenzie (did have adams until traded him out) I had avoided total carnage and had 22 players playing this week, now this Houli injury has screwed me over and given me the big 0!!!!! Absolutely spewing. Could have been much worse though. Need a big performance for my 21 playing players this week!

    I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 15:22

    You call all 21 of those lads & put them on notice

    Tim · 13/05/2016 at 16:36

    Likewise. I'm at a full team as long as there's no more late outs. Thank god for playing rookies.

    Weplan · 14/05/2016 at 09:31

    Don't Bash a Houli!

lachie08 · 13/05/2016 at 14:50

Dahlhaus or Martin for Adams.
To field 2 out of the 3, Papley, brown and Keays.

    Banksy700 · 13/05/2016 at 14:51

    Martin for sure

    bUCKET__ · 13/05/2016 at 16:29

    You get to choose between rookies this week? You lucky bastard.

Andrew · 13/05/2016 at 14:53

Rance or Kade or Pittard? Would rather Kade over Docherty if I go the carlton option

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 14:54

    Kade for mine, mate.

      Andrew · 13/05/2016 at 14:58

      Cheers 🙂

        yellownblack · 13/05/2016 at 16:57

        hey guys,

        I've already got kade and deciding between the other 2… surely rance would be next right? or better to pocket the extra $50K odd?

Swans2012 · 13/05/2016 at 14:54

I think this round my bench has reached a new high (or low),
All of laird rocky wells Greene and Barlow warming the pine……
If nothing else this round highlights the importance of having swinging bench players (even bad ones like menapoo), three outs and a non playing loopholer in my forward line, no problem with a bit of swing swing….

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:25

    It does indeed, mate!

Marvin · 13/05/2016 at 15:00

Dusty or buddy?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:26

    Buddy for mine, Marvin. Want to see a form turnaround from Dusty

      Marvin · 13/05/2016 at 17:16

      Cheers patch. my thoughts had been along those lines but there seems to be a lot of love for dusty

Tim · 13/05/2016 at 15:08

Patch. Tossing up Adams to Dahlhaus but like the idea of getting Zach Merrett instead & saving 100k. Thoughts?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:26

    Dahlhaus another level of quality above Merrett, as much as I love him. Go the quality.

Moz · 13/05/2016 at 15:20

Adams –> Bartel in the Backline
Rockliff –> Ward

Double upgrade this week, good idea?

My midfield bench is – Greene, Wells & R.Gray
Back bench – Laird, Ruggles
Fwd Bench – Barlow & Wyatt


Are these good trades or is there a better option?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:27

    We'll all have Menapoo onfield this week, Moz. I love those trade ins.

I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 15:21

Anyone know how many points ill get for the 2.9 Million on my bench this week?

    OldOcker · 13/05/2016 at 15:38

    Not sure nuts but I am sure that you will outscore me on and off the field, Good Luck mate.

      I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 15:47

      Good luck as well ocker. My Fwd line looks like a pre school. 5 rookies

        OldOcker · 13/05/2016 at 15:58

        Some of my forward and back line are going to kinder now.
        Should be happy I can field 22 ATM
        Friday 13th.

    bUCKET__ · 13/05/2016 at 16:32

    Bad luck mate, even pricier than my 2.7mil bench warmers!

    medadsson · 13/05/2016 at 23:31

    Probably more than I'll get from Sheridan all season!

Kev · 13/05/2016 at 15:24

Reckon Ross bloody Lyon's team selection meetings is like the "you're cut" episode of The Simpsons.

    I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 15:34

    "while I wasn't able to cut everyone I wanted to, I have cut a lot of you" Pav your cut, Dawson your cut, Barlow I like your hustle, that's why it was so hard to cut you"

      Harry · 13/05/2016 at 15:54

      Now for the easiest part of coaching…. the cut

        Steeeve · 13/05/2016 at 16:03

        Everyone else, you're in the team!
        Except you, you're cut.

      Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:27

      Haaaaaa love it!

azza · 13/05/2016 at 15:30

still cant decide whether to go rance or go docherty and pocket 70k?
please help community

    azza · 13/05/2016 at 15:32

    already have shaw,laird and kade

      Mick · 13/05/2016 at 15:44

      I was thinking the same and for some reason just don't want to go two defenders from the same team. If carton have an absolute stinker which lets face it is likely then both will possibly spud up.
      So I went rance even at the higher price

        Boltons Blues · 13/05/2016 at 15:50

        if Carlton have a stinker, the ball will be in their defence the whole time = more possible points for Doc/Simpson
        In saying that, i had the same problem, already got simpson and didnt want 2 blue boys down there come seasons end, so i went Rance

      Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:28

      I'm on team Docherty – I'm just not a fan of KPD in general. Both likely to average similar numbers but Doch to be more consistent I feel

        Concerned · 13/05/2016 at 17:23

        Anyone worried about Rance? Big spat with chocko recently. Wonder if it will affect him at all and how he feels about the club?

Boltons Blues · 13/05/2016 at 15:35

ive missed most the carnage this week, had Adams and Wells, traded Adams and kept wells.
brought in Rance and Petracca, happy with this week, only if i can get my captain pick right, last 2 weeks ive stuffed it (Gawn 90 odd and Parker 80odd)
Good luck and let the games begin 😀

JJJ · 13/05/2016 at 15:41

Any suggestions welcomed!!!!!!!

Shaw, Ruggles, Brown, AMT, DBJ, Dea, (LAIRD (inj), ADAMS (inj))
Danger, Joelwood, Gaz, Viney, Shiel, Cripps, Libba, Kennedy (Hewitt, Davis, JSmith)
NicNat, Goldy
Hall, Buddy, TLynch, Zerrett, CDaniel, Kerridge (WELLS, McGovern)

Probably Should Work on my backline this week.

Hate to trade Kennedy with a low B/E but currently thinking;
Kennedy to Petracca……
Adams to Boyd/Rance……..

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:29

    Nice mate! Would take Boyd myself

      JJJ · 13/05/2016 at 16:41

      Cheers Patch…. Currently have gone Kennedy and Adams to Petracca and Boyd.
      Gives me a full starting 22 this week, and my only "weak" players are DBJ, AMT, Dea, Brown, Petracca, Kerrridge

min0008 · 13/05/2016 at 15:42

Mills and McCarthy to Petracca and Selwood or
Mills and Adams to Petracca and Zorko

    Kev · 13/05/2016 at 15:59

    Zorko might be handy this week if you need to cover donuts. If you have a full 22 then Jelwood

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:29

    Would take Selwood over Zorko…. just.

Tommo09 · 13/05/2016 at 15:45

Weitering to Simspon/Docherty and Mills to Keays

Next week: M.Crouch and Adams/Kerridge/Kennedy to Priddis and Selwood/Pendlebury

Thoughts on who to get this week and next for who???

    Kev · 13/05/2016 at 15:57

    One week at a time, Tom. Anything can and will happen as this week has shown. Your trades for this week are good

      Tommo09 · 13/05/2016 at 16:03

      Simpson or Docherty
      May need the $50k for upgrades next week

Shake n bake · 13/05/2016 at 15:46

Houli out

Kev · 13/05/2016 at 15:46

Hiscox (who definitely had a brilliant time growing up with a name like that) is in for jpk. Another academy gun.

Hunt in for Houli

james · 13/05/2016 at 15:53

Tough decision community

Docherty or Pittard

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:29

    Docherty for me, mate.

Nathan · 13/05/2016 at 15:54

Im in the shit
Like most i have some outs that need to be attended too
I have only 4 playing fwds with no swing without trading
Barlow greene wells all fwds
My question is, is ruggles still worth bringing in?
186k -18 B/E and most importantly he's named
I need a fwd rookie or a def as i can swing brown which gives me 22
Or what i dont want to do but is my last option is to trade one of the 3 named
Any input would be great

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:31

    Ruggles a last-ditch option, mate. I assume you have Petracca?

      Nathan · 13/05/2016 at 17:30

      Yeah i grabbed him on debut
      In and i cant bring Anyone more Expensive otherwise i cant get dusty

Ron · 13/05/2016 at 15:59

OPTIONS?: What would you do with the 2 trades, focus on bringing in a midfielder like Zorko or Defence like K Simpson?
Help is welcome.
Def: Shaw, Rich, Seedsman, D Byrne-Jones, Tippa, Brown, Adams, Weitering
Mid: Ablett, Danger, Priddis, Smith, Hannebury, Libba, Mills, Hewett, R Gray, Davis, Oliver
Ruc: Gawn, Natanui, Grimley
Fwd: D Martin, A Hall, Wells, Kerridge, Barlow, Kennedy, McCarthy, Menadue

The Weapon · 13/05/2016 at 16:01

Should I bring in Ward, Pendlebury or Jelwood????

    Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:07

    I would go Jelwood personally

Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:01

So is anyone going to trade Houli? Or to early?

tom · 13/05/2016 at 16:02

Keays or Davis onfield.

    Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:07

    Davis isn't playing, is he??

      tom · 13/05/2016 at 16:10

      Sorry my mistake!

      Keays, Smith or Menadue, pick 2.

        Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:12

        Keays and Smith, Menadue is Sh!$ can't wait till I get rid of him but to much else to worry about this week!

Cashcows · 13/05/2016 at 16:02


First time putting my team up here, I am absolutely stuffed this week and not sure what trades are the best.

Shaw, HOULI, ADAMS, Brown, Byrne-Jones, Hartley

Danger, Hanners, Ward, Gaz, Wines, Libba, Mills, J.Smith
GRAY, Davis, Dunkley

Gawn, Goldy

Hall, GREENE, BARLOW, Kerridge, BenKen, Petracca
WELLS, Wyatt

24 trades, 26.6k in the bank.

Weitering + Mills – > Simpsons + Keays? Still not fielding enough 🙁

    I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 16:15

    Oh lord. Dude your in more shit than a low flying duck in Werribee. Weitering & Adams out for Simmo & Brand only option I can think of to minimise damage

      Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:17

      Sorry who is Brand??

        I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 16:20

        Here is the risk. Rookie defender for Hawthorn. Has played one game (last week). Named onfield again this week. Scored about 60 last week. Better than 0 Kaiden Brand I think he is

        OldOcker · 13/05/2016 at 16:49

        Scored 65 last week, Very highly regarded at Hawthorn, Could be in and out of team but an option.

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:32

    Those trades solid, mate, but good grief you're in for a rough week.

Tommo09 · 13/05/2016 at 16:15

Simpson or Docherty

May need the extra cash next week for my upgrades
They are above

    Billo · 14/05/2016 at 01:24


Mac · 13/05/2016 at 16:15

Keays or Macpherson?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:33

    Keays for me

HOLLA · 13/05/2016 at 16:17

Trade kerridge and adams/weitering

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:32

    Hold the Kedge, trade the latter two

dean · 13/05/2016 at 16:24

dusty, zorko or dalhaus

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:33

    The Zork, THE ZORK!

    Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 17:11

    Dusty gotta take bargains when they present themselves so you have more cash to get full premo quicker

Mac · 13/05/2016 at 16:28

What % of teams is Zorko in? Is he a good option or would you bring in Dusty?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 16:34

    I'd bring in Zorko over Dusty, mate. In 8.7% of sides, but that'll skyrocket this week to about 15% I'd wager

Powerage · 13/05/2016 at 16:35

Would you trade Houli Patch?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 17:03

    It's hard to say without knowing how bad his injuries are. If you've escaped carnage I'd hold, at least until we get a better glimpse of what's wrong. If you're desperate this week, flick him.

callum · 13/05/2016 at 16:39

I'm think i might buck the trend and select Corey Enright in defence as i think he is a better pick than Mcveigh, Pittard, Docherty,Simpson

not only is he a POD 1.7% of teams he is just about as consitent as they get avg 92 this year even with a 57 he has tonned up 3 times this year and scored 89 and 90,

i feel like in a week of carnage he can be a player that pushes me up the ranks

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 17:02

    Bloody keen eye for a POD, Callum. Seasoned campaigner who has done the long campaigns before.

      Billo · 14/05/2016 at 01:27

      I was thinking the same. Anyone know why Enright didnt play round 4? Injury or rested?

Declan · 13/05/2016 at 16:44

Community! This question has been driving me nuts. I cant make up my mind! Im trading mills to either Ward or Parker, but who!!!!. I have only hanneberry from sydney and I have Shaw and Greene from gws. Who would you pick out of ward and parker and most importantly why?

JJJ · 13/05/2016 at 16:45

Apart from backline and considering the carnage, anyone jealous of my team fielded this week?

Shaw, Boyd, Brown, AMT, DBJ, Dea, (LAIRD (inj), Ruggles)
Danger, Joelwood, Gaz, Viney, Shiel, Cripps, Libba, Petracca (Hewitt, Davis, JSmith)
NicNat, Goldy
Hall, Buddy, TLynch, Zerrett, CDaniel, Kerridge (WELLS, McGovern)

dave · 13/05/2016 at 16:47

Bring in keays or mcpherson this week community?
Likely going to get smashed by my opponent so going the double downgrade to go the double upgrade next week!

    Saundo · 13/05/2016 at 16:53

    Same here mate but I reckon I'll take McPherson and pocket the 15k

    Beezneez · 13/05/2016 at 17:51

    I'm going Keays this week and having another look at MacPherson for next week – wanted him in round one but he wasn't named.

farmerwantsafyfe · 13/05/2016 at 16:52

should we trade adams out this week if hes possibly out for 2 weeks?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 17:00

    I think so, farmer!

Jack Blucher · 13/05/2016 at 16:53

I have danger vc and ward C. thoughts community?

    I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 16:57


Smote · 13/05/2016 at 16:55

I thought when you slaughter some lambs and offer them up to the gods, you get rewarded, not feel the full force of their fury. Good luck to everyone this weekend.

    I N Pieman · 13/05/2016 at 17:00

    Ross started all this. Secretly he is the SC God

    D-Train · 14/05/2016 at 04:29

    We must have picked the wrong lambs…

Mitch · 13/05/2016 at 16:59

Have houli, laird and adams out in the backline with no DPPs I can swing back. What should I do?

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 18:11


ST 1974 · 13/05/2016 at 17:00

Love your work Patch. Another awesome Simpsons reference. Trying to deal with the carnage as best as possible. Which trade option is the best out of:

Weitering to Simpson/Boyd/Doc and Mills to Petracca (if named) OR

Weitering to Pittard (POD) and Z Smith to S Martin OR

Weitering to Simpson/Boyd and McGovern to Petracca (Would need to do this one tonight)


    JDP · 13/05/2016 at 17:15

    Number 3 – Simpson
    Mills may loose a bit of coin but he is better scorer than McG

chris · 13/05/2016 at 17:08

simpson or docherty (docherty saves 40k)??

    Tommo09 · 13/05/2016 at 18:45

    I have the same problem
    I think I am going for Docherty because of the cash

jim · 13/05/2016 at 17:10

Should i go mills to gaz and take the 0 for houli or go suckling to pittard or bartel?

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 18:14

    Depends if your playing for league then hold Houli, however if your playing for overall go Suckling to Pittard – I personally wouldn't bother with Bartel, he will be rested quite a bit.

Grahame Lebroy · 13/05/2016 at 17:10

The SC gods can be a cruel bunch sometimes, and I have a bench loaded with keepers and will be copping 1 doughnut in the backline now with Houli out. Lets keep it positive, its only 1 weekend. My strategy is to pretend the footy isn't on this weekend. My team is set now, I will only be briefly checking in to decide whether or not to take the VC score or not and that's it. SC and its gods can get stuffed this weekend

Shake n bake · 13/05/2016 at 17:11

Really would like feedback
Mills to Patracca McCarthy to Zorko or
Mills to Ward & McCarthy to Patracca?

    Mac · 13/05/2016 at 17:13

    1st one, Zorko top 6 FWD

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 18:17

    Mills to Ward & McCarthy to Patracca much better. Try get your midfield completed first.

Mick · 13/05/2016 at 17:11

Hey community just have a quick question…

Rance (549k), Bartel(473k) or Simpson (534k)? Which 2 would you go with as il bring one in this week and one next week.
All work well for the week 14 bye which i think is the one giving most teams trouble so just comes down to scoring and price.

Thanks in advance

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 18:21

    In this order: Rance, Simpson, Pittard, Docherty, Bartel.

    Forget Bartel.

    One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:14

    Don't pay over $500k for a defender. Wait for them to drop in price.

JDP · 13/05/2016 at 17:12

Trade Mills or MCCarthy for Keays???

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 18:23

    Mills because McCarthy won't lose you cash as he wont be playing this week. As long as you can start 22 players.

Don · 13/05/2016 at 17:14

Trade out houli or adams??

    Saundo · 13/05/2016 at 17:32

    I'm trading Houli, at least Adams might make us some more money and potentially a keeper till later in the season

Pinidu · 13/05/2016 at 17:15

Community, I've seen a lot of articles and people recommending Matthew Boyd as an excellent defensive upgrade option but I'm wary about how his scares will be affected when the likes of Suckling and JJ return….do we think he's a legitimate keeper in 2016 or someone who's playing well due to injuries in his side?

    Russ · 13/05/2016 at 17:48

    JJ won't be back for 7 weeks and Boyd has always been a premo defender/ midfielder , getting long in the tooth but so are a lot of guys doing well this year.

pickles · 13/05/2016 at 17:30

hey guys who should i trade in??


    farmerwantsafyfe · 13/05/2016 at 17:30

    already have shaw, laird and simpson

    Russ · 13/05/2016 at 18:30

    Docherty's in good form, averaging 100, well priced, I'd get him if i didn't already have Simpson.

Paul · 13/05/2016 at 17:31

Thoughts on Sam Mitchell for Mills? I have 575k

    Russ · 13/05/2016 at 18:28

    Yeh..or you could save some cash and get Lewis?

Hbrown · 13/05/2016 at 17:38

Hey community need your help – Bartel or Mcveigh for Adams?

    Billo · 14/05/2016 at 01:30

    I went Bartel

Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 17:38

Community is it time to paint the fence or double downgrade and get Keays also?
Here is my team:

Backs: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, Rich, Smith, DBJ (Brown, Hartley)
Mids: Danger, Selwood, Parker, Ablett, Gray, Wines, Libba, Mills (B Ken, Menadue, Smith)
Rucks: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cox)
Fowards: Barlow, Hall, Wells, Adams, AMT, Kerridge (Papey, Mccarthy)

My plans were to go
Mills–> Petracca
Adams–> Dusty

Now with the carnage of Barlow, Wells and Robbie Gray not playing if I complete the above trades I will have to field Menadue or Smith.
Looking for some possible trade suggestions or should I stick with the original plan and take a possible crappy score from Smith or Menadue.
Not enough money to go McCarthy Mills to Martin and Petracca so that is a pitty.
Next week thinking of going Mccarthy and maybe Kerridge or Tippa or someone else to Priddis and next weeks bubble boy.
Little to no money before trades and 20 trades remaining before trades.

    One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:12

    Keep Mills this week. He is playing. That is a good thing.

      Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 19:19

      How else do I get Marin in then? I can still field 22 even after trading Mills

        One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:44

        Wells gone.

          Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 19:49

          I need to keep Wells probs going to keep him all year

Mike · 13/05/2016 at 17:39

Who should i bring in

M.Boyd and Zorko


K.Simpson and Dahlhaus

    Alex · 13/05/2016 at 19:07

    Second option

Mitch · 13/05/2016 at 17:41

Have houli, laird and adams out in the backline with no DPPs I can swing back. What do I do?

    Beezneez · 13/05/2016 at 17:53

    Trade out Adams?

    Beezneez · 13/05/2016 at 17:58

    Also depends on extent of Houli's injury – I would trade him if you need to for Simpson Boyd or Docherty at only another 30K.

HOLLA · 13/05/2016 at 17:43

Just so get a gauge of everyones situation. .
Give this a thumbs up if you CAN field 22 this week

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:30

    How do you do a thumbs down? 🙁 21 now with houli out.

      HOLLA · 13/05/2016 at 19:46

      After an up and down start ive jumped 40000 places in the last 3 weeks. Could jump up another 10k after this week

Coxy · 13/05/2016 at 17:44

Anyone considering Selwood for vice captain? I reckon he could fly under the radar as all the attention will be in danger tonight

    rossmcrae · 13/05/2016 at 17:56


    Davo · 13/05/2016 at 18:34

    That's my thinking, see how it goes

    hedski · 13/05/2016 at 18:37

    Locked and loaded coxy

gator59 · 13/05/2016 at 17:47

Who to put on field, Petracca, Smith or Papley… Pick 2 please

    Tom · 13/05/2016 at 17:52

    petracca definetly
    Coin toss between the other two

    rossmcrae · 13/05/2016 at 18:22

    petracca and paps who against the tiges (hopefully will kick another bag) if heeney doesn't hog

      gator59 · 13/05/2016 at 18:37

      thanks guys

Tom · 13/05/2016 at 17:48

Community, need some help
Adams for Bartel or SImpson
Mills for Ward of Coniglio

    Lach · 13/05/2016 at 17:53

    Maybe Adams to Zorko vis DPP

Westy · 13/05/2016 at 17:51

It might be a long shot for those people who have been hammered in Defence, but does any one have a thing for Mullett from the Kangaroos.
Apparently he's all business up front, but parties down back.

Declan · 13/05/2016 at 17:52

Noone saw my post earlier, im still torn. I cant decide!!! Ward or parker and why!!!!

    rossmcrae · 13/05/2016 at 17:55

    Ward…playing the Suns who are giving up points left and right…

      Declan · 13/05/2016 at 18:01

      What about long term ross? Who will have a higher average from now on

        Hazey · 13/05/2016 at 18:14

        I reckon they'll both be top10 at seasons end. I'm desperate to Ward in asap

          Tim · 13/05/2016 at 18:34

          Agree with this. You'll want both in your team most likely so I don't think it matters a big deal which one you get now.

        rossmcrae · 13/05/2016 at 18:19

        You'd probably want both in the end, Parker has a higher ceiling, will cost you 20k more.
        Ward has the last bye in Round 15, so you won't need to carry him as much.
        On paper Parker definitely better.

        Average of past 3 games vs upcoming teams into byes:
        Parker – Tigers 121 – Hawks 102 – North 102 (130 last) – GC 120 – GWS 102 (74 last) – Dees 108 (109 avg 6 games)
        Ward – GC 126 – Doggies 61 (?) – Crows 98 – Cats 101 – Swans 103 – Dons 103 – Blues 96 (98avg 7 game)

        So what fits you bye rounds, who will go big, who gets the Jacobs tag, can Ward get over his past team issues, will the extra points help you through round 12?

    One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:02

    I wouldn't get either. Paying to much for them. This year you can't afford to spend that much money. Look for better value.

      Nathan · 14/05/2016 at 08:38

      Do you have any of that green stuff your smoking – please share

    wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 19:35

    Parker goes bigger more frequently but also goes lower. I reckon Parker will be at least 5ave above ward by years end if he doesn't breakdown. Parker for rankings maybe ward for leagues due to his consistency, I have parker and don't plan on getting ward at any stage

Warwick Capper · 13/05/2016 at 18:02

Mitch brown or Josh Smith

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 18:32

    Onfield? Gut says Brown might have to play back this week. Smith.

Hazey · 13/05/2016 at 18:04

I'm torn between Adams out for McVeigh or Doherty (or anyone upto $515k)… or just saving the trade as I have scraped together a starting 22

Thoughts from the gurus?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 18:31

    The faster you're at full premo the better, Hazey. I'd go to Docherty

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:29

    Houli a late out makes 21. Adams, laird, houli, weita in def. Traded weita to petrecca but still munching on a donut in defence.

tom · 13/05/2016 at 18:14

After making 2 trades this week, is still having 22 around par?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 18:31

    22 is doing alright, Tom! More than I've got!

Adsy · 13/05/2016 at 18:15

What two out of:

Adams, Houli (backline)
Mills, R.Davis (mids)
M.McGovern, Menadue or McCarthy (forwards) should go this week?

I've got 200k in the bank and will probably bring Petracca into the midfield at this stage. Cheers all!

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 18:35

    Mills and Adams mate.

      Adsy · 13/05/2016 at 18:50

      Mills – Petracca
      Houli or Adams – Any top def apart from Shaw, Simpson, Laird?

anthonyc12 · 13/05/2016 at 18:15

Mills and Adams to Bartel and Docherty… only way I could've avoided a dougnut!

    johnno2908 · 13/05/2016 at 18:18

    Nothing wrong with that!

James · 13/05/2016 at 18:20

Rance or Bartel??

    tom · 13/05/2016 at 18:21


Andy · 13/05/2016 at 18:21

I noticed this week that you can no longer check the full squads of other teams through the leagues tab.

Instead of viewing all 30 players from last round in position order which was useful it now only displays their onfield 22 sorted by price by default.

Seems a change for the worse if you ask me.

    johnno2908 · 13/05/2016 at 18:31

    There was a website that you could track the trades people had made, see how much money they had in the kitty etc. Im guessing this is the reason they changed. It was called sctradecounter

    Russ · 13/05/2016 at 18:34

    I agree Andy, wtf?…we've paid for it and they're taking stuff away from us…not cool.

    Billiox · 13/05/2016 at 19:10

    Yes that is reason.

@an3vilmonk3y · 13/05/2016 at 18:28

Keeping with this week's theme…plz HALP!

Backs: Shaw,Simpson,AMT,Brown,DBJ,Adams / Weitering,Laird
Mid: Danger,Parker,Hall,Pendles,Libers,Priddis,Sidebut,Mills / Hewett,Davis,Colledge
Ruck: Gawn,Nat / Grimley
Forward: Merrett,Martin,Wells,Greene,Kerridge,Cox / McGovern,McCarthy

Thinking I need Petracca for the cash, and need to dump a back so I won't have a doughnut playing which means I'm looking at…

Weitering > Bartel
Mills > Pertacca
Wells swap w/ Hall

Thoughts on back ? have the cash for Boyd, but Bartel suits the bye better and leaves me cash for next week's upgrades. Any other DPP trade I could do that I'm missing?

    Patch · 13/05/2016 at 18:46

    I like it mate. Could trade Zorko in if you were keen, too

johnno2908 · 13/05/2016 at 18:30

Torn as to the right move to make this week… PLEASE HELP
Option 1: Mills and Wyatt to Petracca and Keayes.
Option 2: Adams and Mills to Docherty and Petracca.
Option 3: 1 trade only and go Mills to Petracca, put Petracca forward and Smith on ground.
Option 4: Community Choice.

Current Team:
DEF: Shaw, Rich, DBJ, AMT, Ruggles, Brown (LAIRD ADAMS)
MID: Danger, Parker, Gablett, Pendles, Sloane, Priddis, Libba, Mills (GREENE, Smith, Dunkley)
RUCK: Gawn, Nicnat (WYATT)
FWD: Martin, Hall, Kerridge, Kennedy, Menadue, GRIMLEY (WELLS BARLOW)

Liam · 13/05/2016 at 18:35

Houli, JPK, Laird, Greene, Barlow, Wells, Adams all on my bench….

I'm done

wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 18:45

This page is always entertaining and informative you do a great job Patch. However to the rest of the community take off your skirts and put some pants on you bunch of squealing sheilas. A few injured and dropped players is nothing new it happens a few times every year and it only hurts when it happens in round 22.
Coaches who finish a season with high rankings do so because they manage their lists to accommodate the expected 'unforeseen circumstances'. The season is only 7 rounds old so if you're going to suffer a donut this week you probably should thank the SC gods for teaching you such an emphatic lesson that will forever improve your game.

hedski · 13/05/2016 at 18:48

No late changes for cats / crows tonight (go cats).
First world problems community I can field 22 this week (yay) I have to choose :
A. Who to play on field in my fwds out of Tippa and Brown? The other will be on def bench and I'll be loopholing The Rug tonight so they'll be backup if he scores shit.
B. I am lucky enough that I don't have to play that raging dyke from Richmond (MEN R POO) on field but I'm not sure if I should have him as emergency in fwds or mids?

I'm leaning towards playing Tippa fwd and the dyke mid emergency as there's more players to cover.
Any thoughts appreciated good luck for whats shaping as an awesomely crappy weekend of sc.

    wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 19:27

    Trade or upgrade menadue and get another keeper, this is one of those rounds where you can make up thousands of places in rankings if you use your trades properly

      hedski · 13/05/2016 at 19:35

      Already gone mills/mccarthy to keays/dusty.
      Menapoo out next week wombats cheers.

Sully321 · 13/05/2016 at 18:50

Hi community,
I've managed to field 22 players this week so I don't need to worry about any doughnuts on the field. I have a couple options however. Do I:
1) double down and go weitering and mills to Petracca and keays this leaves me with 500k for next week
2) paint the fence and trade weitering and mills out to Petracca and a mid premo under 630k
if I go with option 2 who should I look to bring in? A top mid in form like hanners, jelwood or ward, do I bring in a Cheaper mid like Sloane or even priddis a week or two early, or do I look at upgrading to a mid-fwd Dpp like Montagna,
Dahlhaus, Zorko or dusty Martin?
3) would be upgrading to either docherty or Bartel and bringing in Petracca while trading out weitering and mills

Your thought would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    hedski · 13/05/2016 at 19:05

    I like option 2 Sully and I'd bang in Jelwood and put the vc on him tonight.

Brett · 13/05/2016 at 18:52

Mills to Keays and Mcgovern to Zorko OR Adams to Brand and Mills to Zorko, Option 2 gives me Defence cover. HELP

    Brett · 13/05/2016 at 19:20

    Please any ideas

      Cpt Pugwash · 14/05/2016 at 11:43

      Keep Adams if you can!! Cost you nothing this week to do so.

      99% of SC'ers will do a Mills trade this week.

      Look at your structure and plan, especially your bye trading plan and start to get your war chest ready.

      Some great Premos coming… Keep an eye on Beams at Brisbane for a POD if he keeps his scores up.

      I watched Rockcliff doing laps and sprints this morning during my kids Auskick – he will be back shortly and Beams will get of the chain regularly (and he kicks goals).

    wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 19:32

    first one because when adams comes back he should be your D7or 8 keeper with another def/fwd at F8, for added protection against weeks such as this

      Brett · 13/05/2016 at 19:39


Iamme · 13/05/2016 at 18:54

I've gone the double upgrade this week, Mills and R.Davis for Pendals and Ward…still got a full team to field this week, thank god!

Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 18:58

No one saw my post from earlier anyone got any advice

    Iamme · 13/05/2016 at 19:09

    Mills–> Petracca
    Adams–> Dusty = sounds like a good plan to me

      One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:39

      Keep Mills. He is playing. That is good thing.

    Iamme · 13/05/2016 at 19:16

    You might get crappy scores or you may not…its just a chance you sometimes have to take….better than doughnuts.

Ben · 13/05/2016 at 18:59

Darcy Parish, Christian Petracca or Ben Kennedy on field?

    Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:16

    Hmmm that's tough call

Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:01

I have decided to keep Callum Mills for another week. He has avoided the chop. But only just. And that is for two reasons.
1- He is playing this week. With all the outs this round, Mills is required to protect me from donut(s).
2- JPK is out. As such, despite the fact he will still probably loose me some cash with a BE of 94, his output might be reasonable with JPK missing. I am hoping to get 80+ out him against the tigers.

I reckon the choice of VC this round is absolutely vital in getting your score off to a flyer this round. As such, I am still pondering between Danger and Selwood. I reckon both should score well tonight, so putting the VC on either should be a sound move. I am greedy…….Something tells me Selwood could be the man tonight. I have 45 minutes left to decide. What are you guys going tonight?


    graeme · 13/05/2016 at 19:05

    danger 150+ tonight could even be the first to 200 this year. will show everyone in adelaide what they are missing

      Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:34

      I would not be bloody surprised mate. The thing with Danger is that he can go missing for periods during matches. Not saying that will be the case tonight, but Jelwood has been so solid the last 3 rounds. He seems to want to prove (and is) to everybody that Danger does not walk into Geelong and be crowned top cat from day 1.

      The other thing is that Danger will cop huge physical attention from the crows tonight. No doubt about it. It could leave Jelwood to pop up and cause the damage as the crows are in danger focus mode. Its gonna be interesting alright.

      I still havent bloody decided!!

    Hazey · 13/05/2016 at 19:07

    I've gone with Selwood wearing the VC

    hedski · 13/05/2016 at 19:08

    Vc Jelwood. Have him danger and smith playing tonight with the rug loopholing in def.
    Traded mills/mccarthy to keays/dusty.

    Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:09

    I like your thinking…. convinced me to cut McCarthy this week anyways.

    Shake n bake · 13/05/2016 at 19:26

    Thinking about that to tophawk but I went Selwood. Danger might go huge but don't know if this occasion will get to him just a tad.

      hedski · 13/05/2016 at 19:47

      Playing you in the mcmemes league shaker I'm out for revenge from the wooping u gave me in another league a few weeks ago!!
      Good luck

        Shake n bake · 13/05/2016 at 19:50

        Haha should be good!! Good luck buddy! Let me hope I can make it 2 from 2!!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:26

    Don't have jelwood yet hawk so decision is easy. Danger for mine.

      Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:37

      I kinda envy you for that right now…..LOL No stress 15 minutes before bounce down. Good VC choice by the way. hahaha

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:41

        You've got about 5 minutes. Who did u decide on? Both going pretty well.

          Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:50

          Jellwood!!! I am a mug!

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 22:47

            Whoops looks like u pulled the wrong reign. Good thing you get another crack at it.

    One Touch Wonder · 13/05/2016 at 19:38

    Dangerfield won't get near it tonight. Selwood will get a close tag. Crows by 44pts. Sloane will make 15 tackles and score 140SC. Welcome.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 22:49

      Good call though dangermouse scored ok. Sloanedog great game.

        hedski · 13/05/2016 at 23:06

        Will be considering sloanedog over priddis now th

    wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 19:40

    Good move, I reckon Rory will be wedged so far up dangers clacker you'll be able to see the top of his head if danger yawns.

    Leeds17 · 13/05/2016 at 19:42

    If you keep Mills for this week best to keep him for 3-4 games get him making money again.

graeme · 13/05/2016 at 19:02

how long Houli out?

    Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:08

    only one week I hope…

      Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:17

      They said could be longer than a week?

        Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:23


          Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:27

          Yeh look on

            Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:31

            But if I had him I wouldnt trade him he's going to bounce back

Eddie · 13/05/2016 at 19:04

cox or menadue to play in fwd line?

    Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:33

    Cox=Brisbane Menapoo= Sydney


Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:08

Docherty or Simpson real quick lads….. can't decide!

    Iamme · 13/05/2016 at 19:26

    Simpson because he is a seasoned veteran.

    breakevens · 14/05/2016 at 10:49

    Simpson for me but can't go wrong with Docherty

james · 13/05/2016 at 19:08

i've got danger, ward, zieball, ablett who do i chuck the vc on

    hedski · 13/05/2016 at 19:12

    Danger by a mile

Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:14


    Dee · 13/05/2016 at 19:24

    Danger 100%

James · 13/05/2016 at 19:22

Gone with McCarthy > Petracca

Not sure if I should get Boyd or Docherty for Adams? Thoughts?

TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:25

Now with JPK, and houli out, don't worry bound to be more late outs this weekend just has that feel we almost have to treat this weekend like a 4th bye weekend as i doubt anyone will be able to field a full strength team with most teams patched together with a mismatch of rookies.

So buckle up grin and bear it as we r in for one helluva rough ride but at least as with a poker game we r all in.

    Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:34

    yeh Goldy could be a late out?

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:39

      With what's happened so far its on the cards.

    Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:40

    I think my wife will think that I am am suffering from "bi-polar" disorder this weekend. LOL It is going to be a serious emotional rollercoaster ride. But thats Supercoach. Good luck!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 19:48

      Lol. Really could be ugly.
      I need a miracle.
      To give you some idea backline is:
      Shaw, AMT, DBJ, longeran, ruggles and err that's it. After trading weita still have adams, laird and houli getting splinters.

TyS · 13/05/2016 at 19:29

I feel really tempted to give Wells the chop but I won't….

    Phil · 13/05/2016 at 19:34

    Dont not yet!

    Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 19:41


jake · 13/05/2016 at 19:38

Hi community, faced with a trade dilemma this week.

Ranked 3304, 23 trades left and $181,000 in the warchest.

I'm in quite a unique position, where I've actually started both Keays and Petracca in my team R1.

I've got Mills in the midfield, so that's one trade i'd certainly like to make this week.
Laird and Weitering currently fill up defensive bench positions are taken

HOWEVER, my forward line consists of Wells, Greene, Adams and Barlow. I must trade a non playing player this week in order to field a team. Having started so well, I want to keep it going and am willing to burn two trades. I'm contemplating a sideways trade, either a Barlow or Greene along with a Mills, would net me just over a 1m, making it possible to get a duo such a Martin & McVeigh, or even go early on Priddis at home against St Kilda, even with a 150 be.

Really need help with this one guys, appreciate any feedback.

    Foti186 · 13/05/2016 at 22:43

    I'm sorry to say but you just have to take the hit.

      jake · 14/05/2016 at 00:59

      You wouldn't trade a Greene or Barlow this week?

      jake · 14/05/2016 at 01:02

      Or even Adams or Weitering, much better than a doughnut surely?

    ThatDamnRascal · 14/05/2016 at 01:05

    Rid yourself of Barlow. He and Ross can't be trusted.

      jake · 14/05/2016 at 09:30

      Thanks mate any trade in ideas? Thinking Gibson and Zorko today, need some R15 bye players

        ThatDamnRascal · 14/05/2016 at 12:37

        SO you need some players playing in RD15 or have the bye in RD15?
        Gibbo will probably end up a top 8 defender. Zorko isn't a bad pick but I'd look at a Dollhouse or Hall even Buddy

          jake · 14/05/2016 at 23:41

          Needed some R15 bye players, my byes are 10-11-9 now.
          Had Hall from the start, went with Zorko and Gibbo in the end, pretty happy. The fact I got to see Gibbo play probably swayed me in his direction.

HOLLA · 13/05/2016 at 19:43

Barlow to motlop

Greg · 13/05/2016 at 19:46

Danger or Selwood vc, also ruggles or hartley on field?

Boltons Blues · 13/05/2016 at 20:53

Ive been doing supercoach for awhile now (probably 4/5 years) and ive made some absolute howlers including, trading Cripps after R1 last year because he missed the game against Westcoast in R2, Starting jack watts 3 years ago when everyone thought it was his year, starting the prince last year.

but i have to say, starting B Crouch this year, would have to be the worst decision ive ever made

    wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 21:06

    Why would you start the season with BCrouch? 300k on the bench for round 1 suggests that you weren't paying attention during those 4/5 years or selected teams at the start of this year. Are you our current treasurer?

      Boltons Blues · 13/05/2016 at 21:33

      are you a real life wombat and a supercoach wombat aswell?
      he played rounds 1 and 2, then was out with injury the last 3 and play last week and this week
      get a clue

        wombatsfc · 13/05/2016 at 21:55

        answer the question goose. why would you start the season with BCrouch? No NAB games, injury cloud, nothing to suggest he'd be a reliable selection

          Average Joe · 13/05/2016 at 21:59

          You don't really pick mid-pricers to be reliable, you get them because they are a chance to make money, and score premo-like. Crouch has just been a bust

          Boltons Blues · 13/05/2016 at 22:17

          "300k on the bench round 1" he played? how was on the bench? wombat

          Budstar · 13/05/2016 at 22:37


    FavalinkoUBeauty · 13/05/2016 at 21:08

    Yep i feel your pain, cant even average more than a rookie.

    Blueth · 13/05/2016 at 23:07

    its gonna feel all wrong but hold. He's a super talent who didn't have a PS and has been injured since. Hasn't made any money and will come good. Stick with him

      Blueth · 13/05/2016 at 23:09

      count yourself lucky you don't have brodie smith, that guys real piece of work

hedski · 13/05/2016 at 21:08

Brodie Smith 15 points to half time is a FFFING DISGRACE. PICK IT UP….

    hedski · 13/05/2016 at 21:52

    Seriously Brodie. 2 more points? 2? FFS

      Average Joe · 13/05/2016 at 21:56

      Oh man, I got him and B Crouch. 9 possessions for crouch, with 5 of them being clangers

        hedski · 13/05/2016 at 21:58


    Nicholas · 13/05/2016 at 22:07

    Brodie… I had him loopholed prepared for something like this ready to take Hartleys score instead. It was then I realised Laird was my loophole and I had screwed up big time LOL

      hedski · 13/05/2016 at 22:11

      Bust! I shoulda played ruggles and loopholed smith :'(

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 22:55

    Put him on my never again list as got 3rd degree burns last year.

      hedski · 13/05/2016 at 23:09

      Will just have to persist with him for now might end up D7 or punted…

Swans2012 · 13/05/2016 at 21:59

Thank you for HD channel 7, it's about bloody time

hedski · 13/05/2016 at 22:12

Couldn't tune my tv to it for some reason.

    Swans2012 · 13/05/2016 at 22:27

    i won't tell you how much better it is then…..

      hedski · 13/05/2016 at 22:35

      Go cats

hedski · 13/05/2016 at 22:21

Holy shit brodies gone backwards! !!!!

    Tophawk · 13/05/2016 at 22:37

    Brodie SHIT. (Smit/schmits/shits)

    Seriously, he needs to go. That guy is a flog. Absolutely useless.

    Luviboy1 · 13/05/2016 at 22:50

    Softest bloke in the comp.

Cpt Pugwash · 13/05/2016 at 22:43

Should I loophole dangers 126 or go for Gawn

    Hawks · 13/05/2016 at 22:47

    I'm taking Dangers 126.
    Every time I've been greedy its backfired

    Luviboy1 · 13/05/2016 at 22:50

    Campbell has keepen the likes of Stef Martin, Goldy and Jacobs to sub 80 scores the past 3 weeks. Just a word of warning.

    MaccasMarvels · 13/05/2016 at 22:52

    I'm taking Dangers score as well. It's a good score.

    Youngy · 14/05/2016 at 12:25

    take the score, the 130 rule from previous years has turned into the 110 rule this year.

Luviboy1 · 13/05/2016 at 22:49

360/2 after Danger(vc) and Jimmy. Bit salty that Jimmy got scaled down to 96 from 102 however.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 13/05/2016 at 22:53

    Got me by 1, i had danger and duncan.

    FootyFanatic · 13/05/2016 at 22:53

    Brodie Smith gets scaled up 3 whilst Bartel gets scaled down?… I'm salty too.

      Luviboy1 · 13/05/2016 at 22:54

      Baffling stuff isnt it…

Nervous Coach · 13/05/2016 at 22:58

VC on Danger. Solid again, however, I feel it is just short of being good enough to take his score as Captain. Do I go with Ward, Parker or Pendles as C.

Do I take McGovern’s score of 65 in place of Barlow or put Ben Ken on the field.

    johnno2908 · 13/05/2016 at 23:06

    Take the 132

    MaccasMarvels · 13/05/2016 at 23:10

    Lock away Danger's 264! It will be a good anchor for the weekend.

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 23:14

    Take Dangers score, dont be greed. Up to you on taking McGoverns score or going with Kennedy as that could go either way, I have kennedy on my field but I have a ton of rookies playing this week to make up for Adams, Laird, Wells, Barlow & Cyril Rioli who are all warming my bench. .

    Nervous Coach · 14/05/2016 at 07:08

    Thanks for the advice. I would happily take the 132 particularly since Parker was my captain last week. However, my opponent has Gawn who ripped out 174 last week and Parker and Ward have the potential to get 150+, particularly Ward against the struggling Suns.

      johnno2908 · 14/05/2016 at 09:05

      Big maxy projected 156 which is massive, but I doubt he will reach those heights. Bulldogs have a good midfield set up that nullifies the ruckman a bit it seems.

      Dean · 14/05/2016 at 18:53

      Nervous Coach I hope you took everyone's advice to take Dangers 132 opposed with putting the C on Ward. If you put the C on Ward all I can say is serves yourself right.

Hawks · 13/05/2016 at 23:04

What am I better off taking, a score from-

Josh Smith,
Ben Keays, or
Mitch McGoverns 68 points

Thoughts appreciated.

    Luviboy1 · 13/05/2016 at 23:10

    Would probably take that. 2 short of 70 which seems to be the others guys ceiling.

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 23:33

    It is a very tough call, however that being said Kennedy has scored the following 115 (MCG),105 (MCG),50,64 (MCG),54 (MCG),69,89

    So Kennedy's lowest score at the MCG has been 54 which is only a 14 point difference from McGoverns score tonight. For those reasons I would play Kennedy as you have allot more to gain then lose based on those figures.

    Hope that helps

Average Joe · 13/05/2016 at 23:04

Thought I should have a solid round with quite a few people struggling to get 22 on field, but now B smith and B crouch have me worrying

Sad thing is I think I've invested too much in both of them to trade them out now

ST 74 · 13/05/2016 at 23:07

VC on Danger – Solid again, however, unsure if it is big enough to take as Captains score given my opponent has Fawn. Do I take his score or go with Shaw, Ward, Parker or Pendles as C.

Should I take Mc Govern's score of 65 in place of Barlow or put Ben Ken on the field.

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 23:24

    If you're a greedy bastard and not happy with a 132 as your VC – Then I hope who ever you chose as your captain scores crap just to teach you. Sorry for being abrupt but bloody hell a score of 132 is a TAKE every day of the week.

    Hawks · 14/05/2016 at 07:47

    Take Dangers 132, and back in Kennedy

    pitch72 · 14/05/2016 at 08:42

    130 rule buddy, keep dangers score, anything under 75 loophole, that's my advice..

    Tommo · 14/05/2016 at 10:58

    Bit Greedy, take that every day of the week

Dean · 13/05/2016 at 23:09

Had Motlop & Danger tonight so wrapt with the 261 – I have the VC on Danger and will gladly take his 132 and use my loophole on Adams as my captain.

Every extra point I gain this week is massive because I have a ton of rookies on the field this week.

    ThatDamnRascal · 14/05/2016 at 01:09

    LOL Motlop………

George · 13/05/2016 at 23:33

Stuck at the moment with Elliot Yeo (I know- I'm not real bright!)
Would you get rid of him and trade Mills to Petracca and Yeo to Shaw / Rance / Boyd, or double down Mills & Menedue or Davis to Petracca & Keays?
Yeo is driving me mad, though he does seem to score well in Perth

    Dean · 13/05/2016 at 23:47

    Yeo having scores of: 92,40,95,129,73,39 are not great but not shocking considering he is a defender.

    That being said its fair to say Yeo is far from being a top 10 defender, so I wouldn't blame you for wanting to go from Yoe to Shaw, Rance or Boyd I think all three of those are top 10 defenders.

    Mills Petracca & Yeo to either one of those the you mentioned. Are good trades as Yeo will drop $30k this week again most likely. However I would hope you had at least to 23 trades left to be trading Yeo out.

    @t_woof · 14/05/2016 at 00:59

    Hold him. St Kilda in Perth. Could go bananas.

    I also have Yeo. Made the bed, have to sleep in it.

David · 14/05/2016 at 00:15

Which of these options is better this week?

OPTION 1: Adams to Kaiden Brand + Mills to Hanners,Parker or Ward

OPTION 2: Mills to MacPherson + Adams to Rance or McVeigh

    Hawks · 14/05/2016 at 07:44

    You can't get McPherson &Parker?

    Most teams have swing players that would allow that.

Rocksta · 14/05/2016 at 07:33

Disaster of a night for me:
Pit the VC on Selwood instead of Danger, and have Smith.
I mean, whom other than a Rookie scores a 22? I thought he was soft from the way he played last year but still picked him this year from the start. Goes to show, you must always go with your Gut.
This year just hasn't worked out for me in SC. Haven't been able to pick a VC for the life of me, nor gain any momentum, and somehow am still ranked around 3900, only 250 points off the top 500. I fear smith's 22 will however ruin any chance of any gains this week.

    The Ranger · 14/05/2016 at 08:51

    Keep on keepin on Rocksta, you know how quickly things can turn around,
    I didn't go for Smith this year 'cos he burnt me last year, 22 is Rohanesque!

Bill · 14/05/2016 at 08:28

Looking at upgrading mid/fwd. have DPP to do either. Backline playing a lot of rookies this week but Laird and Houli should both be back next week so long term I think better to go fwd/mid.

Thoughts are Adams –> Reiwoldt, Zorko, Dahlhaus or Cripps (via Hall DPP)

Team is:
DEF: Shaw, Boyd, DBJ, Tippa, Brown, Hartley (Houli, Laird)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Ablett, Hall, Libba, J.Smith, Petracca (Oliver, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK: Goldy, NicNat (Lorsche)
FWD: Martin, Buddy, Greene, Kerridge, Kennedy, Menadue (Adams, Wells)

Roo is on fire but can he sustain it? Cripps looks cheap and could be very strong the rest of the way. Insights appreciated.

Cheers guys.

Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 08:54

Stuffed up the VC this week Whats news…. Nothing unusual. My bloody fault I guess.

I don't have Brodie Smith…..But WTF is up with that bloke? He comes out and scores 22. That is just appalling for a player of his supposed calibre. A defensive rookie would beat that every day of the week.

If I had him, he would be put out the back to eat grass. If I was ever going to trade a guy out because of rage, this would be it.

    hedski · 14/05/2016 at 09:47

    It's going to take all my restraint not to cull the useless bastard thawk.
    Bit of dpp muddling and sticking sloanedog in the guts is tempting.

      Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 10:48

      Your not wrong there. The Sloaneman is running into stellar form. I currently have Danger, Selwood, Ward, Robbie Gray, and Parker as keeper ultra premos. When I upgrade one of the rookie midfield lambs in the next week or two Sloane, Pendles, and maybe Priddis/JPK (fallen premos) will be seriously looked at.


    will gates · 14/05/2016 at 10:38

    Rich will be the same un reliable duds bad pick up..Iwould much prefer the plethora of def rookies available churning out 70 to 80.Amt Brown Adams DBJ Ruggles Dempsey to a degree

      hedski · 14/05/2016 at 10:50

      I have all those rookies not going near dempsey.
      Smith is at d4 atm. He will end up d7 or culled later on.

johnno2908 · 14/05/2016 at 09:20

Thoughts? Was initially going Adams to Docherty who hopefully be a top 6 back.
Current bye structure is 10, 13, 7.
1. Trade in Docherty (11,12,7)
2. Trade in Gibson or Birchall (10,12,8)
3. Take Ruggles 57 on the pine.

Westy · 14/05/2016 at 09:38

So how is everyone's full premo reserve list going?
D johannisen laird
M Rockliff Gray jpk
R Sandi
F Barlow wells

Shags · 14/05/2016 at 10:02

Me to tossed up between Hannebury and Selwood picked Selwood bummer.

One Touch · 14/05/2016 at 10:02

You paid too much. Rookie move

Cliffy · 14/05/2016 at 10:03

Hey guys, almost set with the cover rookies I'll have to play this week which include Tippa, DBJ, J.Smith, B.Kennedy and Petracca due to way too much carnage, but there are 3 guys I'm unsure of and I'll have to play 2 of them in Brown, Hartley and Menadue.

Which of these three to put on field? Thinking Brown and Hartley at this stage.

    hedski · 14/05/2016 at 10:51

    Thats the two I'd field over menapoo cliffy

Iamme · 14/05/2016 at 10:09

Brows had 2 good games in a row, so I'd stick with brown…but Hartley not a bad choice either

Sully321 · 14/05/2016 at 10:10

C on Parker, Gawn, Pendles, Ablett, or shaw?
Leaning towards one of the first two

    Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 10:57

    Pendles to get you a reliable 110-120. (230 or so when doubled) That would be the safe choice.

    If you are daring and are looking for a 150+ score, (300 or so doubled) Gawn could be the man to get you that. But it all depends on your intestinal fortitude and the firepower needed to win your leagues.

    Good luck!

william gates · 14/05/2016 at 10:31

Only a thought but should we bring back the sub rule for supercoaches one on each line cap of 1000 max of 250 per line to be used when under 22 and only on the line affected. I am sure community could refine it.Relevent in weeks like this.Wells greene barlow from this mids I could inject keays in what do you think

    Rick Grimes · 14/05/2016 at 10:56

    No, you take the good with the bad. I'm looking decent this week and want to take advantage of it. Shows the value of a full reserve bench.

      will gates · 14/05/2016 at 12:22

      actually so am I rick and maybe ur rite I do feel for the community that's suffers and our turn will come.It sh=ts me 2 tears that when ross can do that and others are sore rested or managed and u get a doughnut for no fault of yours its ross s fault .HAS sc become a game of luck instead of skill it shouldn't anyhow good luck cheers my penneth worth….

Marvin · 14/05/2016 at 10:33

Which three on the field- papley, kerridge, Gary Ablett,petracca, josh smith. Cheers fellas

    breakevens · 14/05/2016 at 10:52

    Are you actually asking whether or not you should field Gazza, have you lost your mind?
    Kerridge and Josh Smith the other two for me

    hedski · 14/05/2016 at 10:52

    Def not that ablett bloke he bloody shit!

    Marvin · 14/05/2016 at 13:13

    Na the gaz part wasn't serious but the rest was. Cheers tho. Was thinking kerridge and smith but wanted to see what others thought

Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 10:51

Timing out a bit Alex. Don't stress too much. He will be back big time in coming weeks. He is a keeper for the season.

Tommo · 14/05/2016 at 10:55

Who should i play captain? Goldy if named or Pendles?

    hedski · 14/05/2016 at 11:15

    I'm tossing between goldy and gawn.
    Surely if goldy plays ess today he's up for a big one? I dont have pendles but he's a good pick.

Cpt Pugwash · 14/05/2016 at 11:46

Rockcliff Update:

My 20c Worth –

Keep an eye on Beams at Brisbane for a POD if he keeps his scores up.

I watched Rockcliff doing laps and sprints this morning during my kids Auskick – moving very well and he will be back shortly and Beams will get of the chain regularly (and he kicks goals).

    Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 12:01

    Good stuff Cpt Pugwash! Thanks mate.

Tophawk · 14/05/2016 at 11:52

That Brad Crouch is another guy that needs to lift his game. I have him, but luckily I started him on the bench with the E on him as he played first. Just as well, because he can stay there this week with that spud score of 46.

I still have some patience/faith left in him as he is still finding his feet after his long term injury and missing for 4 after round two. But he is now played two consecutive games for scores of 51 and 46. Patience is something I dont have a lot of. I reckon I will give him 2 more games. If he does not produce at least an 80+ score in the next couple of weeks he will be chucked on the scrapheap. Welcome.

Youngy · 14/05/2016 at 12:24

Wells, Adams, Mcarthy, Barlow, JPK. All in my team….

And a fantastic score from Smith…..

Nicholas · 14/05/2016 at 15:46

Smith, jelwood vc hartley on bench instead of brown not the greatest start to a week. Should i go gawn c or parker?

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