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RD8: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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DBig Carl CoachKings Communityespair. Heartbreak. Anguish. Torment.

These are just some of the emotions many Fantasy footballers would have been feeling on the weekend. It may well have been one of the worst rounds in recent SuperCoach history.

First the plethora of key outs on selection night, forcing us to go in with skeleton sides. Then, the poor scoring. Indeed, there were more spuds than a potato factory.

There was mediocrity everywhere you looked. It oozed out of every match. Things became so bad the Community’s very own Peter J Higginbottom was on the brink of swearing.

Those who passed 2000 this week were doing very well. Many, myself included, did not. One of the few positives was the fact the Community bandied together and enjoyed some rare revelry via the CoachKings format. The camaraderie shared by many punters via this platform helped ease the pain on an otherwise torrid round. We saw The Shadow Cat emerge from the Dandenong Club to take his place alongside the greats. His score of 1056 netted him glory, adoration of the fantasy community, and $1000 in the sky rocket

The Heroes

Scott Pendlebury (157 SC)

The highest score from a SuperCoach-relevant player this round. Although, Treloar and Gibbs will quickly fall into this category if they keep going the way they are. Vintage Pendles is win/win for all involved – rewarding those who started with him and pleasing those who traded him in at a cheaper price a few weeks ago.

Sam Docherty (147 SC)

Has confirmed his status as a premium top-six defender this season. Like his side, is in blistering form at the minute. Just keeps racking them up. 33 touches, including 22 kicks, in another dominant display. At just over 500K, it’s not too late to get him in.

Patrick Dangerfield (132 SC)

Really admire the way he carried himself in the first match against his former side. Did media all week in the lead up. Embraced the hype. Said he didn’t mind being booed. This bloke is an absolute competitor. Rewarded many who put the VC on him. Was great watching him and Sloane go head-to-head.

Honourable mentions:

Adam Treloar (169 SC), Bryce Gibbs (147 SC), Heath Shaw (143 SC), Rory Sloane (142SC), Dan Hannebery (138 SC), Zach Merrett (130 SC), Dayne Zorko (130 SC), Steel Sidebottom (126 SC), Kade Simpson (125 SC).

The Villains

Brodie Smith (22 SC)

Very close to featuring in The Damned category. It is all very well for rookies to play a full game and only score 30-odd, but Smith? Isn’t he supposed to be a premo defender? Had actually pretty consistent before this match, which made his score all the more insulting. Just couldn’t get near it. Only six touches. What an abomination.

Max Gawn (47 SC)

There is something about playing the Western Bulldogs that seems to frighten ruckmen. First Goldy and Jacobs, now Gawn. Perhaps it is the imposing presence of Tom Campbell…but I doubt it. It is hard to put your finger on it. But those with Nic Nat, take note. He will be up against the Dogs in a couple of weeks.

David Zaharakis (46 SC)

Copped the Jacobs tag and felt the wrath of many angry owners. But if he is in your side, ask yourself this…did you really pick him thinking he was going to finish the season as a top 10 midfielder? If the answer is no, you should have never selected him in the first place. Was the first time he had been tagged, so expect other teams to deploy similar tactics against him in the future.

Honourable mentions:

Luke Parker (75 SC), Tom Mitchell (70 SC), Joel Selwood (69 SC), Dayne Beams (66 SC), Jasper Pittard (64 SC), Chad Wingard (63 SC), Dale Thomas (54 SC).

The Redeemers

Matt Priddis (123 SC)

Finally bounced back to form, which will please his owners. Those who don’t have him will be frothing to pick him up at under 500K. A break even of 95 means you might be able to wait another week as well. But if he can return to his best, there is plenty of value there.

Tom Scully (121 SC)

For years the whipping boy of many supporters due to his big pay packet and his inconsistent form in the first few years after he landed at GWS. But this season is showing everyone why he went number one and what a player he can be. An elite endurance runner, he clearly is one of the main beneficiaries of the interchange cap. At 525K, is well worth a look.

Tom Liberatore (128 SC)

Many a coach, including a couple of my mates, were off Libba a couple of weeks back. Not playing in the midfield, they said. “Hold”, I countered. “He will be bounce back”, I protested. I was right. It was the Libba of old. A record-equally 19 tackles helped boost his score, but he has showed Bevo he is at his best playing on the inside.

Honourable mentions:

Jordan DeGoey (107 SC), Jesse Lonergan (97 SC), Matt Dea (88 SC).

The Prodigies

Jacob Hopper (107 SC)

Boy, wasn’t this young man impressive on debut. Had 33 touches and looked right at home playing in the middle. Has a strong AFL-ready body and just hunts the footy. Inflated price of 193K, but will be strongly considered by many if he produces another quality performance next week.

Mason Cox (102 SC)

The American beanpole proved too tall for Brisbane’s shoe-string defence. Kicked four goals while providing arguably a better vocal point than Travis Cloke. His ability to quickly adapt to a game he had never even heard of two years ago has impressed many.

Darcy Parish (79 SC)

Callum Mills was all the rage in the pre season, when the more astute pick at the same money would have been Parish. Has clearly out performed counterparts Mills and Oliver and has been reasonably consistent. Unfortunately it is too late to jump on for those that don’t have him.

Honourable mentions:

Josh Smith (82SC), Ben Kennedy (77 SC) Ben Keays (76 SC), Michael Hartley (72 SC), Tippa (70 SC), Darcy MacPherson (59 SC).

The Damned

Mitch Brown (29 SC)

Returned to his old ways in a clear sign it is time for him to be culled. Ordinary just doesn’t even cut it. Coming off scores of 88 and 96 in his past two, many had the faith to play him on field. They were bitterly disappointed.

Connor Menadue (33 SC)

How does he keep getting a game for Richmond? Like Brown and Papley, how the hell can you play a full game of footy and only score 30-odd? Many played these blokes on field this week because of the high number of outs and they severely let us down. Cue the rage trading.

Tom Papley (29 SC)

This is yo-yo scoring to the extreme. High scores of 109, 104 and 85 combined with lows of 24, 29 and 46. Every time he goes big, he seems to be on the bench. Every time you are forced to play him on the field in your hour of need, he produces absolute filth. Bloody frustrating, Community.

Honourable mentions:

Tommy Sheridan (late withdrawal), Callum Mills (59 SC), Kade Kolodjashnij (55 SC), Matt Crouch (53 SC), Brad Crouch (46 SC).

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

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nathan

please note all Super Coaches,

they haven't updated the scores for West Coast. if you have west Coast players in your side, your score will be wrong. add it up.

everyone needs to send an email so they fix it. I've lost a H2H because of it.

click "contact us" at the bottom of your team page

Shenanigans

Mine's correct mate. Nicnat my only eagle.

Nathan

No it doesn't mate- you will be 4 points out. It may say 116 but you have only been paid 112

Jai

Mmmm yeah nah mine adds up correctly mate

Nathan

If you have west coast players- no it doesnt

Loop

I just added mine up and my onfield scores total more than I've been given on my home page total. I have two West Coast players.

Nathan

Correct

Ratitat

Mine is wrong. how do we get that fixed??

nathan

ive sent emails – hopefully they can fix it and the league loss I've just copped because of it

Chris

Yeah mine doesn't add up.. 2105 on game day score, they recorded 2099

Ratitat

mine total is also 6 points shy

nathan

read my post – everyone needs to send them an email – team page down the bottom "contact us"

Ratitat

I sent them one

nathan

you had Priddis if your exactly 6 points short

You Silly

The Vigilance is strong in you…. Happily I won by over 300 points so i don't give one piece of a rats butt hole…

Nathan

Cool story tough guy

onbeebe

I've got Priddis and Nicnat and what is shown on gameday is correct. Perhaps there is a common west coast player that making this happen for other teams? I wish it was wrong 6 points as I lost by 6 points in a cash league head to head.

onbeebe

Actually now that you mention it, the numbers add up alright, but they are different to what is shown as my total when looking at the league page and the game result summaries. Weird

nathan

if you add up the total scores for the game – its 3268 – they haven't added the post game updates.

SC have buggered up – there is still 32 points to outlay which are the 4 points to Nic Nat, 6 points to priddis, etc.

Footy wire have the correct scores and fan footy have the incorrect scores if you want to compare

onbeebe

Yeah, so in gameday they have the correct scaled scores, but the actual score shown on results hasn't been scaled up for total supercoach points for the game.

nathan

that is correct – also for your league results.

go to your H2H and look over to the right hand side (Such and Such DEF BY Such and Such) to see the incorrect score.

clubber lang

same here, added up my totals equaled to 2228, they gave me 2218 when supercoach opened!
i pity the fools who run SC!

Wattsieesq

Great pick up. My score and rank have been adjusted upwards now. Cheers

Shake n bake

Do you have to email to get it fixed or will the just do it for everybody?

Wattsieesq

Automatically done

I N Pieman

Darcy Byrne Jones deserves a mention Carl. Had him & papsmear on the ground. Stopped a 2300! Pricks

Big Carl

Spot on, mate. I had him on my field as well. Should have been mentioned, slipped through the cracks when I was compiling all the scores. My bad.

Topdog

Oooooooh Campbell-san, he beautiful boy. He tore Maxy Gawn new asshole so he score sh*t point – Welcome!

Tommo

Any good rookie defenders/forwards either on the bubble or close to? My defensive/forward rookies have seemed to have all peaked at the same time.

Bill

Not really

Matt

Bailey Williams looked really good for the Dogs on the weekend. Although he may struggle to keep his spot once Suckling, Adams, Johanissen, etc return from injury

BKW

Yeah he can play, ball magnet – just filling a slot until suckling and JJ get back, but with Boyd out this week should retain his spot for this week at least

@HeiroDAB

Jack Leslie

Southern S

lol

Rob

Which defender to get for KK.

I have 630K to get a defender.

My defence is Shaw, Docherty, Houli, (KK), Adams, DBJ, Bryne, Ruggles.

Suggestions?

Tommo

Simmo

Bill

Gibson, Savage, Bartel?

Steeeve

Missed the deadline to trade KK out before his first game (when he missed) and thought it was good, because that way he'd be a POD. Now I realise those who dropped him dodged a massive bullet.

Mac

Simpson

Bigballsboys

Boyd, Simpson are a must!
Maybe Gibson

Ben

When Johannison come back Boyd wont be scoring so well.

Neverweaken

Boyd or simpson

BKW

Boyd likely suspended this week – I was at the game and his hit was pretty crude, very unlike Boydy who is one of the fairest players going around

Neverweaken

Grrrr. Have suckling and Adams on the bench. 3!doggies defenders on the bench! Adams might have to go.

Heisenberg

If I have a zero on the field, but have both respective bench players as emergencies, which player substitutes the zero? Would've thought the higher scoring player but doesn't appear to be the case. Anyone know the rule with that community?

Tommo

Lowest score gets counted

Kev

It's in the faq. Always been lowest scoring

Confused

So if I have 2 x Zero's on field on same line and 2 x emergancies selected on same line do I get both as emergancies?? If not then why is the option even available??!!

hedski

You should get both mate

Steeeve

Darcy Macpherson worth a look this week? All my rookies have achievable break evens and Priddis won't go up by much. Thinking I could even hold if I wanted to.

Blueth

yeah i'm in the same boat, could go Hewett to Mapherson but that would only get $144,000. Best move is to hold i think and hopefully Hopper plays well against the dogs

jezzahill

You could hold (depends on how many trades you have left), but you have to ask yourself is a rookie going to outscore Priddis this week? I would say 99% no, so I'm trading Mills/Hewett to Priddis/MacPherson. Supercoach is all about getting a full premium side as quickly as possible and getting as many points out of your salary cap as possible. You can still get Priddis cheap next week, but not as cheap as he is now.

Steeeve

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. It's just the best ones to drop are Menadue, Hewett or Davis. None of them are worth anything. (Already dropped Mills). Only other option is to drop Ben Ken or Kerridge but neither of them seem to be a real priority.

jezzahill

It's all relative to how many trades you've used and how far you are off a premium side, really!

Steeeve

Only way I can get Priddis is to downgrade to a rookie forward or defender… any options there? Cos I'm not seeing any good ones

jezzahill

Probably Marcus Adams to Bailey Williams (Def/Mid) from the Dogs if you're desperate for a downgrade, but I would wait for teams to drop for this week before pulling the trigger on that trade. Ben Crocker (Mid/Fwd) from the Pies is also on the bubble this week but job security and point scoring is the issue. Kaiden Brand from the Hawks is on the bubble as well, but he's a key position defender so JS/point scoring is the problem again – particularly at the Hawks. But with them playing the Swans this week they will need his height in defence so he may be okay.

Blueth

by not trading in priddis until next week you're also minimising risk. If he goes down this weekend you might've saved yourself 2 trades by holding

TommyD21

Community

This week im thinking

Kerridge – Macpherson
KK – Bartel
Leave 200k odd in the warchest

Or do I go a double downgrade and have KK down to Lee and leave $585k in the war chest?

Boltons Blues

If Kerridge is your biggest rookie problem, then youre in a good spot.
id be holding him has a be of 70 and an avg of 83 and has pumped out a couple 100s

The Mountain

Why would you dowgrade to a rookie that hasnt played in 3-4 weeks, paint the fence and bring in a either shaw, simpson, doc, laird, boyd, bartel, in that order if you dont have one of them yet

50_Shades

Kerridge might still be worth holding, but if you've already made that call, then I like the macpherson trade.

I'd have bartel behind some others like docherty, Simpson, Rance etc

The Mountain

G'day community

I've got two options this week

Option 1: brown to McPherson via dpp and Adams to doc
Option 2: brown to McPherson via dpp and kerridge to zorko

Option 1 means my backline is shaw, Simpson, laird, doc, rich, dbj

Option 2 means my fowardline is Zorko, Martin, hall, Greene, wells and Ben ken

Thoughts on the best option

Cheers

Boltons Blues

Who will score more from here on out? Doc or Zorko?
im thinking Doc and with a B/E of 37, 512k is cheap

Leeds17

Defender outscoring a Forward?

jezzahill

Yeah I'd be on Docherty this week

Higgo's Dog

McPherson ? what's his job security like…. Wouldn't Hopper be better?

The Mountain

To expensive for my liking mate, if mcpherson can at least make 150K id be happy

50_Shades

Docherty is a very good buy – limited time only.
I like your option 1.

Higgo's Dog

Any advice would be gladly accepted…I scored just over 1800 last game and don't know what to do next….???

22 trades left…47K in bank.

DEF Smith ADE, Byrne-Jones PTA, Simpson CAR, Weitering CAR, Adams WBD, Shaw GWS SUB Kolodjashnij GCS, Hartley ESS
MID Adams COL, Smith COL, Dangerfield GEE, Ablett GCS, Gray PTA, Barlow FRE, Liberatore WBD, Ward GWS SUB Crouch ADE, Menadue RIC, Keays BRL
RUC Goldstein NTH, Gawn MEL SUB Grimley ESS
FWD Hall GCS, Kerridge CAR, Wells NTH, Kennedy MEL, Greene GWS, McDonald-Tipungwuti ESS SUB Papley SYD, Petracca MEL

The Mountain

Papsmear or menaspud to McPherson and weits to either doc or laird who should be back this week

Higgo's Dog

McPherson ? what's his job security like….

Would Hopper be better even though he has played 1 game?

jezzahill

The Suns are absolutely decimated by injury at the moment so his job security is solid at least until the byes, which by then you can probably trade him out. You're right, Hopper is probably a better option but his job security is arguably less stable than MacPherson's. I'm holding off on him for this week but will probably grab him after his next game.

Higgo's Dog

Thanks Jezza

Southern S

Got to also factor in one of them is only 100k vs 200k. Makes a big difference if a low score or two occur.

Higgo's Dog

Good point SS

Joel

I think Adelaide have said Laird is likely to be another week away.

Frog daddy

How many trades have we all got , I have 19 (without making my trades for this round which will probably be 2) . Should I be saving for bye rounds or what !!? Help please

jezzahill

I've got 21 left after making a couple of trades already this week. I've got 6 definite upgrades left to make (DBJ, Adams, Libba, Wells, Kerridge, Petracca) before I have 22 players on field that I'm happy with. I'd factor in a downgrade trade as well as an upgrade trade to complete my side, so 6 upgrades left means a further 12 trades. This may not be the case as some rookies (ie: Wells) could end up being sideways trades, but that's the way I'm thinking atm. I reckon as long as the players you're bringing in aren't making your byes too lopsided, then you can trade as much as you like.

50_Shades

Frog, I'm in the same boat and about 6 premiums left to upgrade. I expect to use 10 to get to that point which leaves 9 for the SC gods to torment me with.

Steele

Who to trade out first?

Adams/Tippa/DBJ?

Getting Docherty in and I'm 9k from using M.Brown/Hartley.

Bill

None of those 3 because they still have cash to be made and BE are low

Steele

Adams and DBJ have BE's in the 60's so there isn't that much more cash to be made……..

Leeds17

If Adams isn't picked this week I'd be tempted to trade him but all 3 have BEs under their average.

50_Shades

It's easy to get attached to the little lambs and as good as Adams has been, Docherty is a great upgrade target.

Id move him on before the others.

Blueth

If Brad Crouch can't tonne up against the Suns then no one should have him in 2 weeks.
Got a mental gif of him dropping that chest mark in the pocket. Goddamnit Brad, basics.

Boltons Blues

I have 300k in the bank, i can either upgrade him to a premo and be full premo in my midfield or do you reckon downgrade to hopper and then upgrade somewhere else?

Blueth

I've been pretty sweaty about Hopper since watching him in the Champs last year so if he plays well next week against the dogs and Crouch doesn't tonne up against the suns then Hopper is in.

Ratitat

Simpson or Boyd

Redgumwon

either but I think working on getting both in by the years end

Neverweaken

Aim for both. I have Docherty and Boyd. So aiming for Simpson. Though Gibson is tempting

Crowmagnon

whichever suits your bye structure better.

Walter

Not really sure what trades to go with this week, wanna bring in prides but my mids are pretty set.
Team is:
Shaw, Simpson, Laird, B.Smith, Tippa, DBJ (Hartley, Rugjes)
Danger, Parker, Zorko, Ablett, S.Mitchell, Wines, Zaha, Libba (J.Smith, Keays, Gore)
Gawn, S.Martin (Grimley)
Hall, Wright, Wells, Kerridge, B.Kennedy, Daniel (Petracca, M.Brown)
Any Suggestions?? Cheers

Walter

Have 109k in the bank also

Dillon Panthers

Whichever rook gives you enough coin, out. Zorko fwd, prid welcome

Vinny

Put zorko in your forward line and Kerridge into midfield?
Trade out M.Brown and get in Crocker
Trade out Kerridge and get in Priddis

Bane

using 5 trades in both cases (over 3 weeks)

Option 1
I get pendles, bartel and boyd (with no cash left)

Option 2
I get zorko, priddis, boyd with 100k left

Which one community?

Matt

option 2

Redgumwon

option 2

Southern S

Pendles, Priddis and Bartel?

Bane

Can't only have 1 mid spot left

Andy

I've had enough of Menadue! He turns the ball over way too much so he's gone from my team. I'll turn him in to MacPherson if named.

I've also had enough of KK! From missing the first game to he's crappy scores recently he is really testing my patience. I usually don't sideways trade (I kept Barlow and Greene) but I don't think I can do it anymore. I'm thinking of going KK to Docherty but I've ready got Simpson- is this a factor do you think?

Cheers community all the best for the rest of the year!

Kev

Hold Andy. Your patience with Barlow and Greene paid off

Southern S

Why would having both Simpson and Docherty be a factor?

Average Joe

I think he means will they share points, but they've both scored well so far

Southern S

They've both scored well all year so that couldn't be a factor surely?

Moggy

If I need to choose between them who would you guys go for? Simpson or Docherty ???.

Southern S

That's an incredibly tough question. They have both scored almost exactly the same total points, do you take the risk on the younger guy Doch who had a huge game last week or Simpson who is probably the most reliable defender in the comp?

I'd get both, but I'd get Doch this week as he's cheaper and on a 37 BE.

50_Shades

x2

James

My team is

Shaw Enright Houli Laird AMT DBJ (Ruggles Byrne)

Dangerfield Hannebery Ablett ward Shiel priddis Zieball Petracca ( Hewett Davis Gresham)

Gawn Nic Nat (lorensch)

Hall Martin Wells De goey Benken Kerridge (Menadue non playing rookie)

Was thinking of going Davis or Gresham to macpherson then trading Kerridge to Any premo Mid

Thoughts community

nathan

my thoughts are that you have the wrong round 8 score lol – oh Nic Nat & Priddis

Billo

Mcpherson and Zorko?

jezzahill

Nice wrap up, Big Carl. Managed to squeeze out a 2054 with all of Laird, Adams, R. Gray and Wells on the pine. Hewett and Mills out this week, in come Priddis and MacPherson to paint the fence.

The Beard

Simpson, Doch, or Boyd?

Wattsieesq

In that order

Southern S

Doch 847*, Simpson 851*, Boyd 813*.

*Total points for season.

Doch seems good value at 512k

Neverweaken

Aim for all of them. Have Docherty and Boyd. Always start with Docherty and there's no one else in doggies defence. Next up simpson

50_Shades

I agree. Initially I struggled with the idea of two defenders from the same team but these two just get it done on a weekly basis.
I've bought in doc this week and will have Simpson around the byes.

Tommo

What to do with Brown and Harltey? Both close to cull but no one to downgrade to? Only option at the moment is maybe downgrade De Goey, but off the back of a Ton, no sure if thats a good idea. I only have a 68k war chest so nothing good.

Derek

Lee should get a game. Was BOG in VFL

TRIGGER HAPPY

Surely Houli gets a gig as a villain or damned! Last minute out on Friday meant I was chewing on a donut.
$3.3 million dollar bench! Record for me esp in Rd 8.
10 outs that is a bye round as my score went bye bye.
Seriously cannot take a trick, too hard this year.

And the rooks who were on field sheesh give us some hope.

Watched paps live on Sat night. Had 2 disposals up till 3/4 time. One tackle, kick and goal late in the last to put the swans back in front was the only reason he got his b/e. It was like he was invisible. Train wreck. Rage trade gone.

Buddy on the other hand wad the main reason the swans were so close. Make no mistake he has the swagger back and is enjoying his footy which is gr8 for the game. Doesn't change my no buddy way policy in SC after attending the burns unit when he was in my team in seasons past but he is gr8 to watch.

Central

Is there anyway to trade out a DEF/mid and pick up a MID? I want to trade out Seedsman whos in my backline and bring in Priddis ??

Kev

If you've got swingsets in place. Hopefully by now you know how to do that

Central

not sure what you mean?

Cam_H

(Given Seedsman is Def-Mid … )

If you have someone with Mid-Def eligibility in the midfield, such as Jimmy Bartel, then swap him and Seedsman so Bartel is in the backline, then trade Priddis in for Seedsman.

Central

ok thanks I knew about that I was just wondering about any other way as all Mids I have are Mids, Mid/Fwds

Southern S

If you have any FWD/DEF then yes it's possible, trade seed, move a FWD/DEF from forwardline to backline, then trade a MID/FWD from mid to forwardline.

Now trade in a midfielder.

Wattsieesq

You can do it depending on your structures

hedski

If you have tippa/brown or adams fwd sub them to def after you've hit trade on seedsman will open a fwd spot then sub down a mid/fwd who's in your mids. This will open a mid spot to trade someone in. Hope that helps.

Central

Thanks hedski Im having trouble doing this everytime I go to trade it will only allow a trade of a defender. I hit Trade on Seeds then Sub on adams but by then I move to the trade page

Southern S

The trade page is where you move them 😉

There is a large 'S' next to the names of the players in your list that you can move.

Cameron

Which 2 to cull first out of Brown, Hewett, Kerridge, Papley and Menadue?

Bill

they all have low BE's not sure why trade?

Leeds17

Assuming they arnt on field I agree why trade?

Cameron

Need to get full premo asap, aim of the game boys

BKW

Brown or Papley – neither will make much more coin

The Mountain

Id say menaspud, papsmear and brown would be your biggest problems, id look to paint the fence if i were you mate

Southern S

Look up their breakevens and work it out?

Southern S

Papley and Menadue.

Alec

What to do with barlow?
he was omitted last week and played in the vfl and racked up 39 disposals… but will he be selected with ross lyon more willing to play rookies and younger players from now on? thoughts and whether to get rid of him or hold as he is still worth $515K

Steeeve

Barlow played in the VFL?

Alec

hahaha my bad…you know what i mean, the WAFL

SCaddict

Surely with all Freo's injuries (now including Hill and possibly Mundy) even Barlow could get a gig in their midfield?? 🙂

Southern S

Holding Barlow for sure.

Phat Man

G'Day community, just after your thoughts on whether im on track for full premo after the byes

Def: Shaw, simpson, laird, doc, rich, DBJ (Hartley, ruggles)
Mid: Danger, Hanners, Ward, Pridda, R.Gray, hunter, libba, smith (Gresham, Mcpherson, dunkley)
Ruck Goldy, Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, hall, greene, wells, kerridge, ben ken (Tippa, petracca)

Ive got 20 trades left after making two this week
Brown -> Mcpherson
Adams -> Doc

Ive only got 4 rookies on field that need to be upgraded so by painting the fence thats 8 used, and im hoping I can carry rich and greene for a while before i need to upgrade them.

Cheers

hedski

Looking at
"Zero" Davis ==> MacPherson and
"Raging Dyke" MenRPoo ==> Zerret.
Priddis next week..

Southern S

Like those trades MacPherson should make 200k and Zerrett seems to have silenced the critics since his 53.

hedski

Cheers SS. Zorko the magnificent is slightly out of reach at the moment. Bye time hopefully.

Joel

Simpson or docherty?

LEKD0G

Simpson for consistency but Docherty for value

Alec

why not both?

LEKD0G

Very good read mate, keep up the great work!

The Ranger

Beams and Rockliff are killing my byes planning.
I was gonna to bring one if not both of them in to alleviate my Rd15 issues.

Ted

What are thoughts on Gazza? I see him slipping is he really a keeper?

The Mountain

Mate hes averaging 110….. what would you say most keepers would average

Danners

Exactly what I was thinking, he is no longer a certain captain option week in, week out

Ted

Well he is definitely showing his age and well he might be 110 now but might not be in 3 weeks. He's getting banged up and its showing he cant take the hits he use to. He's sliding every week! Love the guy not saying I'm going to trade him yet? But the question was really just a inquiry as to what people of the community were thinking, he seems to be slipping more and more every week.

Rick Grimes

Is that really a question? Same was being said of Dependles a few weeks back. Class is permanent.

Ted

I have had Pendels since day 1 and never questioned but old man Ablett has every reason to be question as you mom should be about you!

Redgumwon

Hold Gazza he's a keeper and like the Mountain said he's averaging 110

Monty

I think he is back just quietly. He's just played at the 2 worst grounds for opposition midfielders (Skilled & Spotless) and scored 90's. If that's his worst, I'll back him to average 110+ from here on.

Southern S

Yep he did fine. He'll probably miss this week due to concussion but trading him doesn't make sense to me. A 102 and a 99 in those two smashings is really respectable.

Blake

Who to get for Wingard? $440,800 in bank

The Mountain

Zorko, lukey dal, dusty, buddy, joey mont, hall, zerret. take your pick

Steeeve

I'm holding out of ridiculous stubbornness

Southern S

It's almost too late to trade him he's lost 150k, and 440k won't get you anything except a mediocre player that could backfire like Wingard.

SCaddict

You know it's kind of too late to trade him when coaches are actually considering bringing him in soon, even if it's to be eventually groomed as a future F7/M9 bench support. Would leave him for now and possibly ditch him when he has his Rd14 bye if he's still spudding it up.

Surely you have fully fattened rookies to upgrade first?

Harry

Yeah I agree with that. I'm stuck with him too but now so committed I just have to hang on and hope he turns it around. He has had concussion and hammy issues so I'm hoping with some continuity comes form. But it's only hope right now as he's definitely in potato territory at the moment!

min0008

Hi community

I'm wondering what trades to make this week.
Option 1: Brown to McPherson and DBJ to Docherty

Option 2: Brown to McPherson and Kerridge to Zorko

I'm leaning towards Option 1 at the moment

The Mountain

To early to trade DBJ i reckon mate

Tommo

No need to trade DBJ as of yet

Southern S

Has three scores around 100 you could regret trading DBJ.

Kerridge can also hit his 70 BE.

50_Shades

Yes, hold kerridge and dbj. Can you make it happen with any other rookies?

min0008

I can do it if I trade Adams

Paul96

Hey community

Wanted an opinion on what I should do with Gaff. Had him since the start as a POD, gets heaps of the pill but his efficiency and lack of contested ball is a real worry.

Do I hold and just hope he gets better, or cut the losses now and sideways trade to a more proven scorer?

Redgumwon

I'd look at using him to upgrade to a ultra premium. He just turns it over to much for me

Tommo

You probably have bigger issues to deal with, upgrade him to ultra premo but deal with other issues such as rookies. He will be a good scorer for you for now.

Danners

If I have learnt one thing this season, it is that patience is the key. HOLD

Beagz

Definitely hold. This should be the LAST upgrade you do. Rookies and lower performing premiums/mid pricers are your first priority. Aim to upgrade him after the bye.

Beagz

Hi Guys!

Currently sitting 42 overall and wanting some advice from you guys!

Who are the best rookies at the moment?

Looking at Hopper but want would prefer to look at him for another week.
Other option is Macpherson but don't know how high his ceiling is (would want to make at least 150k off him).

Any help would be largely appreciated!

-Fisting Action

Derek

Sensational team. JKen, hall and buddy as your 3 forward premiums has paid off. Played the near perfect game so far.

Your rookies all look good. No real need to cull. Save trades. Don't look at your rank, just keep playing well and the rank will look after itself.

Beagz

Thinking of pulling the plug on Gresham and getting Macpherson on my bench. Will some money but will cost two trades so I'm not keen.

Struggling to find value in FWD and DEF rookies to bring in for my almost ripe back line though. Any suggestions?

Beagz

Thanks a lot Derek, appreciate the advice.

Southern S

You will make 150k on MacPherson no doubt (if he stays fit and keeps being named)

He only costs 100k and scored 77 and 59.

Leeds17

If he been half decent by foot too it would have been 70+

Southern S

His tackle count is high too. 6 tackles first game and 9 in the next one. Good signs for consistent scoring.

Beagz

Thanks guys, certainly promising numbers by the young guy.

Redgumwon

I'd look at using him to upgrade to a ultra premium. He just turns it over to much for me

Redgumwon

Sorry wrong thread I've posted in

Tommo

You your 42nd, you should be giving us advice!!!

Tommo

If*

Derek

ive got a feeling you didn't start the season with Lobbe and Wingard like some of us 😉

Beagz

Haha no i didn't start with any port players.

I was very very close to starting with: Steele, Polec and J Cameron so I was on a knifes edge!

Rico

Out of these 4 options who would be most reliable and solid:

Neale,Gibbs,Zorko,Dahlhouse

Steeeve

Exactly as you have them… in reverse

Southern S

Dahlhouse, Neale, Zorko, Gibbs.

Beagz

Neale most reliable then zorko

mark

Community should I either do
Mitch Brown to Docherty and kerridge to pendles
Or
Adams to Docherty and kerridge to montagna
Thanks for the help

Southern S

Don't have Menadue/Davis type players to cull instead of Kerridge?

The Mountain

option 1 any day of the week

Southern S

Agree

mark

Sorry it's Mitch Brown to montagna
Or Adams to pendles

And if I trade menadue I won't have enough to do the double trade

Southern S

I'd do a downgrade to Macpherson this week, and one upgrade.

Michael

Comunnity any ideas for trades this week. ive got 19 trades left with 115 k in the bank.

def- shaw, simpson, laird, pittard, hartley, byrne jones,( brown, ruggles)
mid- dangerfield, pendles, parker, priddis, shiel, s.mitchell, liberatore, keays,(hewett, davis, dunkley)
Ruck- Gawn, Nic nat (goetz)
Fwd- zorko, martin, hall, barlow, wells, kerridge( petracca, mcgovern)
ANY IDEAS COMMUNITY PLZ!

Wayno76

Hold your trades

Kev

I'd hold off mate. Your onfield rookies are still making cash

Southern S

Your mid bench is a bit average and you've missed the growth of Josh Smith, I'd probably get MacPherson in for Davis or Dunkley. probably the latter as it seems the doggies won't be bringing him in anytime soon.

Juzzy

Hi Community,

I was lucky enough to score 2167 this week due to numerous swingsets and that got me thinking.

Although my initial reaction was to target a premo defender or mid this week I am contemplating swinging Dusty into the mids and bringing in Tippett as a F6. I passed on Cox, and Grimley is my only cover for Goldy and Gawn.
As tempting as it is to bring in Ward, Hanners, Rance, Doc etc .. if Tippet can average around 95 and give Ruck cover it may be a better long term choice. Any thoughts ?

Southern S

Up to you but against WCE, Crows, GWS who all have good rucks he scored 65-75.

I don't like it personally and have faith in my ruckmen if they go down with injury I'll trade, not gonna compromise the quality of my team for ruck swing.

Tommo

Not sure if he will be able to keep up that average to be honest. Big tall forwards are always a risky pick. It will help that he does a bit of ruckwork though.

Juzzy

Thanks for the thoughts guys.

I may be buying into the "Goldy will be rested" paranoia that surfaces every week to the detriment of my initial plan.
Will give it some further thought. Ta.

Derek

you just have to tuck a trade or two aside at the start of the year as your security for your rucks. if you don't need them, great.

Neverweaken

I've had Tippett since the start as a hunch. Nearly traded him. Happy to keep him but unless you have a ruck forward to swing I wouldn't bother.

Liam

Kerridge to Priddis

Hewett to Macpherson

Good trades community?

Thomas

Need midfield premiums so
Kerridge to Pendles
M.Crouch to Priddis

Next week downgrades to get some more cash as I only have 34k left

Libba and Kennedy my only non-premiums in the midfield as I have Danger, Gaz, Parker, Hanners already

Fwd line needs 2 upgrades and back needs 3

Any suggestions whether to keeps these trades or or do downgrades this week
Have many cows to cull next week

Southern S

Who are you going to downgrade to next week though?

Thomas

Hopper maybe but is very expensive

Southern S

MacPherson seems a must have for 100k, much like Josh Smith was. lack of midfield rookies so get them while you can.

Thomas

Who do I go without, Pendles or Priddis

Thomas

Plus MacPherson JS

Davonaise

My season has derailed

Not much I can do now…pretty much hit every bloody bastard injury and copped a few rested players to add to it along with "premiums" yeah right

See what happens next year

Ryan

Definitely Doing
McCarthy to Montagna

Want to bring Priddis in – trade out M. Brown or M. Adams? Whoever stays will be going next week

hedski

I read that adams may be out for another week yet. Not sure if that changes anything for you tho?

Southern S

Where'd you read that? An article on the western bulldogs website says this………

"First-year defender Marcus Adams is expected to return for the clash against the Giants, after missing the win over the Demons with a finger injury."

That was posted yesterday.

hedski

HS barometer today.

Southern S

Interesting

Leeds17

Thinking about Montagna myself, like that he's played every game so far even one half injured, a little worried he'll have a rest at some point

james

My team is

Shaw Enright Houli Laird AMT DBJ (Ruggles Byrne)

Dangerfield Hannebery Ablett ward Shiel priddis Zieball Petracca ( Hewett Davis Gresham)

Gawn Nic Nat (lorensch)

Hall Martin Wells De goey Benken Kerridge (Menadue non playing rookie)

Was thinking of going Davis or Gresham to macpherson then trading Kerridge to Any premo Mid

Thoughts community

Southern S

If Davis isn't named again then you may as well trade him to MacPherson. At least Gresham seems to be getting games……………

jezzahill

May as well keep Gresham if he's on the park every week.

tuxCS

2167 this week.
I'm wondering if i should trade Gresham to MacPherson or Hopper. Macpherson will make money but Hopper could potentially have an average of 90+, and would make very good bench cover.

Southern S

Why not both? Mac this week, hopper next.

tuxCS

Only players I can trade next week are Smith and Keays.

SCaddict

We will get another look at Hopper before he's on the bubble. Let's face it the Suns aren't exactly the benchmark in resistance right now with all their outs.

If he only manages say 50 or 60 against the Doggies that will probably change the thinking for a nearly $200K rookie. You wouldn't want to be stuck with another Clayton Oliver who is in and out of the team and hasn't even made $100K yet as that would be somewhat of a wasted trade.

It was an impressive debut though and if he repeats with a similar performance next weekend there will be plenty of interest then.

Heaps of coaches will be snapping up Macpherson as the premier bubble boy this week. And with all the Suns injury woes and his solid performances so far that surely his JS is decent right now.

tuxCS

The only issue is that I have nobody to trade out for hopper next week. My other two midfield bench players are keays and Smith

SCaddict

Well I'd go the drastically cheaper option in MacPherson myself but you have to make your own call.

Besides who knows what next week brings, a fresh injury, a surprise omission (like Barlow last week) or a bolt out of the blue – who could say.

Just when you think you've got a handle on things the Supercoach gods let you know who's really in charge! Just ask the owner of JR Brumby FC this week after flying up the rankings the week before. 😉

Jim

I like the thought process tux, nice to be planing your bench cover for the end of the year. If you have Libba in your team you might already have that piece in place. MacPherson for me this week for the cash and Libba will be my M9 when all is done and dusted.

Southern S

Libbe will probably be better than your M7/M8 anyway lol

19 tackles! Libbe's back!

Jim

Hope you're right Southern, if he can get back to his 2014 form it will save me a trade. If he maintains his current average I'll be bringing in another mid, hopefully without having to trade Libba……hopefully!

Southern S

Yep 106 average 2013 and 110 in 2014, I'm hoping he can stay in all year.

Mac

Matty Boyd offered 1 week.

Alex

Shaw//Simpson//Bartel//Laird//AMT//DBJ//Ruggles// M BROWN
Danger//Parker//Pendles//Ablett//Selwood//Libba//Ben Ken//JSmith//Dunkley//KERRIDGE//Gresham
Goldy//Gawn//Chol
Hall//Dusty//Reiwoldt//Barlow//Petracca//Wells//McGovern//Cox

Was thinking KERRIDGE TO MACPHERSON
M BROWN TO BOYD

I'm ranked 48 any advice, ideas or tips? Cheers