RD9: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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Big Carl CoachKings CommunityHeath Shaw and Todd Goldstein, you magnificent bastards.

Monster performances by this pair helped rescue many SuperCoach sides on the weekend, and those who had Goldy in CoachKings were also reaping the rewards.

In many ways, it was a round of different parallels for our sides. Massive scores from Shaw and Goldstein provided many teams with a significant boost, but there were also plenty of ordinary performances as well.

Those smart enough to stick the VC or C on Goldy or Heater benefited greatly. Others who backed Patrick Dangerfield or Max Gawn for double points fell back to the pack.

Because of another torrid run of non-selections on Thursday, many were again forced to go in with considerably weaker sides. This made the captaincy selection all the more crucial. Some got it right, while others failed miserably.

But we live and we learn. And speaking of extracting knowledge, it was great to see our fearless trailblazer Jock Reynolds learning off some of the world’s great leaders after entertaining them in his bungalow over the weekend.

And CoachKings history was made over the weekend – for the first time a member of the fairer sex has taken home the weekly $1000. Not only did Sarah take home the bikkies from her home base at The Morphett Arms.. she’s fair dinkum smashed the world record CoachKings score out of the park


Heath Shaw (203 SC)

Like the Cookie Monster is addicted to cookies, Heater just loves the feel of the ball connecting with his boot. Watching Heath kick the pigskin over and over and over again had me making ‘num num num’ sounds! Had it 38 times, 36 of these by foot. The distributer of the Giants side, they look to him all the time to set up play from half back. A legitimate captaincy option if he can keep his current form.

Heath Shaw Supercoach Cookie Monster

Todd Goldstein (173 SC)

Back with a bang and hats off to those who had this man as their captain or loop-holed him with the VC. Goldy owners have already experienced his one shit score for the season, so now all that’s left to do is sit back and let the good times roll. Here’s to hoping for a double ton in the next couple of weeks. I reckon it’s on the radar.

Dustin Martin (133 SC)

The man with the AFL’s worst haircut has been hitting some pristine form in the past couple of weeks. In the scheme of things even his early season form was not that bad. Every season we seem to be waiting for him to break out into ultra-premium status. If he keeps this sort of touch up, who knows, this might finally be the year.

Honourable mentions:
Jack Steven (145 SC), Jack Ziebell (144 SC), Trent Cotchin (140 SC), Scott Pendlebury (140 SC), Lachie Neale (137 SC), Sam Docherty (135 SC), Tom Lynch (133 SC), Steele Sidebottom (128 SC).  


Patrick Dangerfield (86 SC)

He’s been so good this season so it seemed natural to just throw the C on him and not worry about anything else. 86 really isn’t that bad a score but to those who had him as captain, particularly given Goldy’s brilliance, it hurt a lot.

Max “MCG” Gawn (63 SC)

Max’s poor form appears to be an MCG-related issue. The statistics throughout his career show he averages significantly higher at all grounds away from the home of football. Is averaging 92 there this season compared to 147 away from the G. Like kryptonite to superman, big Maxy must find a way to overcome this vice if he is to challenge for the number one ruck mantle.


Honourable mentions:
Matt Dea (123 SC), Robbie Gray (120 SC), Chad Wingard (107 SC), Sam Kerridge (105 SC), Mitch Brown (81 SC).


Christian Petracca (105 SC)

The most reliable rookie option to play on your field. Very impressive game against Brisbane. Love his attack on the ball. It won’t be long before this kid is a must-have premo in a year or two.

George Hewett (87 SC)

Those who played him on their fields due to carnage elsewhere would have been very pleased with this young man’s output. Came good in our time of need. Excellent, George.

Ryan Davis (66 SC)

Considering his previous performances, this was a pretty solid outing from Davis. Particularly considering his side were absolutely slaughtered by Adelaide. Has showed very good NEFL form and with Gold Coast’s injury crises should get plenty more game time. Still has some money to be made yet.

Honourable mentions:

Ciaran Byrne (109 SC), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti ( SC), Clayton Oliver (76 SC), Jacob Hopper (70 SC), Josh Smith (67 SC), Michael Hartley (61 SC),  Mason Cox (62 SC), Rhys Mathieson (53 SC), Ben Keays (51).


Ross “Tank” Lyon

Ross, you’re an absolute disgrace. After Michael Barlow’s second monster WAFL performance in a row, it defies believe that Lyon would keep him out of the side, particularly with Freo’s struggles. Barlow had 44 touches for 200 Supercoach points for Peel on Saturday. If Michael can’t get a game this week, than the Dockers are clearly tanking. Another non-selection will have many coaches, myself including, calling for Lyon’s head.

Darcy “Impeccable timing” MacPherson (44 SC)

Was looking good before a nasty knee injury forced him from the ground in the second quarter. Many who traded him in will be highly irritated, given he is now set for extended period on the sidelines.

Darcy “Battler” Byrne-Jones (57 SC)

Another who was struck down with injury, but to the kid’s credit he battled on bravely. Appeared to jar his leg and hurt his ankle but the injury is not as bad as MacPhersons. Wait and see whether he plays this week but he is certainly under a cloud. However, he has provided his owners with some good service and probably should be traded if he misses games.

Honourable mentions:
Tommy Sheridan (56 SC), Darcy Parish (48 SC), Connor Menadue (46 SC), Ben Crocker (29 SC).

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

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Great write up! Glad I flicked Barlow. Even if he comes back, he could always get dropped again. Unfortunately it was for MacPherson…

Luckily have enough cash saved up to go MacPherson to Hopper this week and still upgrade another line. All my other mids still have cash left to make and I'm only one away from full premo (waiting for Robbie Gray to drop some more after skipping on Priddis).
Given DBJ is seemingly at his peak price, I'm looking for another premo defender. Think I need one of the Carlton boys, who are now the same price. But price isn't much of a factor. So…
Kade Simpson
or Sam Docherty

Thanks community for being superstars


From what ive seen of the blues Docherty has been on kick on duties so that should sway you that way imo


I got both


The doc first


I already have Simpson and thinking of bringing Docherty in this week – both look great at the moment


What about for byes tho
You will have 2 blues rather than 1?


doch 100% mate i got him at 470 if you look at his two low scores they both came in shitty games ez call for me kade could struggle later as if you watch his games he appears to be allowing doch to cover for both of them sometimes as he gets a quick rest 🙂 expect kade and doch to score the same way they have all year leaving docherty over 620 come the end of the season


Wonder how many are gonna do a Gawn to Goldstein. 6 of Melbourne's next twelve at the G too for what it's worth


I reckon zero


Well, you would be wrong as it's only Monday morning and already 338 people have made that trade.


Sorry, I will clarify that a bit better. I reckon zero people that have at least half an idea of how supercoach works.


silly trade you goose


Reasonably took VC Goldy over C Heater, then lost league match by 6 points. No worries though! this is the round all of our premos return!


imagine if you had the VC on Goldy, but then went and put the C on Shaw.


Terrible captain choices (well, not Terrible, but last minute changes and putting the C on Danger, Parker etc have hurt me) these last three weeks have seen my ranking fall around 4,000 places after being in the Top 3% early on. So disappointing as this was my best year in super coach yet by a far.

That being said I'm going to need some decent changes and some PODs over the next few weeks to a increasingly bleak looking side. With 220,000 in the bank in hoping to get in a DPP player, Montagna is my first choice.

Who would be my first choices to get rid of? I've got injuries here, there and everywhere like most at the moment and my finger is on the trigger so I wondered how everyone was feeling about Ablett, Hall, Wells and how long I should hold them before making a move?

BACK: Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Laird (INJ), Bartel, AMT. Int: Hartley and DBJ

MID: Parker, Mitchell, Danger, Ablett, Liber, Hunter, B.Kennedy, Josh Smith. Int: Oliver, Ravis, Macpherson.

RUC: Goldy, Gawn. Int: Grimley.

FWD: Waite, Dahlhaus, Kerridge, DeGoey, Petracca, Hall. Int: Wells, Menadue.


Boltons Blues

Laird, Ablett, Wells and Hall should all be back this week
for me personally with 222k in the bank, if you down grade DBJ to Willams (Dogs) and upgrade Menadue to Montagna
Ive done the same instead i went Pendles instead, hes in to good of form to knock back and is a proven scorer


Perfect, that's exactly my thoughts. Thanks boss.


Trading out DBJ and Menapoo gives me the money I need to trade any player in – thoughts? Dependles seems like such a good pick – it is worth the pricetag when I could save big $$$ and only sacrifice 10-15 points per game and potentially look at a POD like Viney, Coniglio, Neale, Riewoldt or Treloar?


I'm loving Lachie Neale & Sloane dog as POD picks

Boltons Blues

What does Bailey Willams JS look like? will he be out once adams is back?
If i make that trade i can go Menadue to Dependlebury and would leave my Mids pretty much complete (with the exception of sideways trading Libba later in the year/holding him all year)

Those trades leave me with the following

Shaw // Docherty // Simpson // Rance // Laird // Byrne (Ruggles // Williams)
Danger // Pendles // Parker // Shiel // Sloane // Ablett // Libba // Cripps (Davis // MacInjuryafter1week // Dunkley)
Gawn // Goldy (COX)
Martin // Hall // Wells // Kerridge // AMT // Petracca (BenKen // Grimley)

I can either trade menadue (14k left) or benken (199k left)

The Mountain

Trade menaspud, kennedy still has cash to make and can be a cover option if you have injuries


nice team you have building there Bolts. what your rank? you have kept McCaffer & Dunkley! amazing.

Who do you have reserved for your D6?

your forward line looks a little light, who do you have your eye on to fill the premium places?

Boltons Blues

5730 is my current rank (1100 points roughly behind #1), my problem is my round 13 bye where i have to many players out to fix/waste trades on fixing, so im letting it go, which will see my fall behind a fair bit

D6 is an interesting one, at the start of the season i left myself with a 50/50 call, Bartel or Laird, now ive stayed away from Bartel and looked at other options (didnt start Rance or Docherty), I think Bartel, Gibson and Boyd are fighting it out for that last spot, im quite happy running with Byrne till after the bye rounds, and then will look to bring in one of those 3

Forward line is weakish, but still getting the job done (this week atleast) Kennedy was on 40 at 1/4 time but slowed down which is a shame, i dont think you can ignore Zorko, gets the job done every week, but 570k, hes getting up in price and might have to pass on him until he comes back down (hopefully) Nick Riewoldt has been in ripping form, dont think i can pick him though, Joey Montanga has been in good form, if Richmond get their shit together, Lids will find his way into my team eventually


your cash generation is a bit of a worry with having Dunkley, McCaffer and grimley doing nothing. i think davis should get a few games now. but with shortage of cash, maybe you might look at RGray, JPK or priddis instead of pendlebury and then you could afford Zorko

Boltons Blues

yeah its MacPherson haha

RGray i traded out when he was got injured, Priddas is the only one id consider out of those 3


i think pendles is a great inclusion, just putting it to you that cash is in short supply this year.

if you were thinking Priddis, this week is probably as cheap as you will get him.

pendles has a round 13 bye, libba has a round 14 bye, looks a nice trade if you are thinking upgrading

Boltons Blues

yeah cash generation is a worry, no doubt.

Would you consider trading Libba to Trengrove (once on the bubble/after their byes) to fill out the m8 spot? or is it to late to make any reasonable cash?

Kevin Skywalker

Bailey Williams JS not all that high. However Keiran Collins JS might be worse off. Collins more likely to lose his spot to Adams. Williams fighting for spot with Boyd coming back and maybe Suckling too, this week


They're different players, but Williams has looked very good so far and I'd be disappointed if he was dropped


if he is named this week, i'll get him. very few opportunities to downgrade in defense, take the punt


there should be 5 big names back for the dogs so im worried about Willams JS


Going on form Williams deserves to keep his spot, certainly ahead of Adcock.

Warwick Capper

Best defender for 492k and under? I already have Shaw, Simpson, Bartel and Rich. Looking to trade DBJ out. Right now I am strongly considering enright. Thoughts?


Lock it in.

Warwick Capper

Are there any better options then Enright though? I cant see a solid defender anywhere.


Gibson cheap at the moment if you're prepared for a roller coaster ride but is still averaging about 97.

The Mountain

laird should be back this week


Laird or Gibson


wait for Laird


Only prob is enright will be 'managed' at some point


Is Hopper a must have?

I really need to downgrade Byrne-Jones this week, so will have to bring in Bailey Williams to do so, and would rather upgrade with my other trade rather than the double-downgrade…

Boltons Blues

198k with 106 and a 70 odd
Not a MUST have but you can pick him and sleep easy knowing he should keep his spot in the 22, they rate him highly but
Im passing this week, would rather pick Dependlebury instead and Trengrove and Mathieson are coming through soon


Will he keep Steele out of the team?

Boltons Blues

Well thats an interesting one, Griffen is back soon aswell along with Hoskin Elliot.

personally, i think he will hold his spot


I said I'd get him if he scored an 80. Now getting him anyway because Mathieson didn't stretch my trousers and I don't know if MacPherson will be back all year. By the time he can return God, Hall, Jaeger and others should have returned.


the boy from Leeton looks pretty good, as a Leeton lad myself i'd be getting him. But there are going to be very few opportunities to downgrade in defense for the next few weeks and i'm going to take the chance now to free up some cash with Brown/Hartley >> Williams.

other trade will be Menadue >> Priddis

in the back of my mind i do worry about GWS resting their first year players and his price is steep (but worth every cent)


He is definitely not a must have, I won't be bringing him in. Williams is a good option though


not a must have
i wont be selecting him as he is expensive.

trying to move myself away from the pack (i didnt get Macpherson and that worked a treat)

The Mountain

G'Day community

Ive got a couple of options this week.

Im going DBJ to williams (Which im not to keen on but he may be the only downgrade option down back)

and the Option 1 is adams to doc or rance, im really keen on doc but i already have simpson

option 2 is adams to montagna

Cheers community

Boltons Blues

I wouldnt worry about having both the Blue boys, i had 3 of them and all went 100+ (Byrne Doc and Simpson)
All 3 are used for rebounding, all 3 of them are trusted with the footy, dont let Simpson deter to you from Docherty


Adams to Montagna could wait on a defender


Dbj out this week
With money in the bank ill be able to bring in from rance down with no swing sets left to move around
I cant take rance as byes will leave me screwed but i can take rd 14 bye players
So im thinking pittard
I kniw he doesnt go massive
Will be be top top 6 to 10?
Or should i use 2 trades and grab boyd


Interesting POD. I nearly started him but didn't have the plums. Has definitely stepped it up this year working on his DE and it has shown through his metres gained and SC scoring. Be prepared for inconsistency though. I feel like a lot of Port players are up and down with the rest of the team.


Only bring in players that YOU believe will be top 8 for their position at seasons end.


The obvious clarification being 'if bringing in a premo'


Pitted is a Burnham, learnt that 2 years ago.

I N Pieman

Ross I know your reading this. You know what we want. Barlow back in this week. Or there will be trouble! If not, don't be surprised if a fat bloke dressed in a ninja suit smacks you across the knee with a crowbar. You've been warned tanker!


I am I N Pieman, you have been warned Ross, by the greatest supercoacher of all time!!!




DBJ out for Williams
Wines to Priddis or Martin to Goldstein


You've got to have bigger fish to fry than sideways premiums at this point. Must have another cow to cull somewhere in your side. Upgrades always come before sideways aka luxury trades


Martin to Goldstein, be the lowest you will get him for a while


do not trade out wines

crazy trade


What do we do with Stef "Shit my Pants" Martin!?
Trent West stealing points from him and already down to around 450k.
down to 18 trades after going DBJ to Williams this week.
Not going to make a call on using the second trade, however if west gets named again i am thinking it might be time to cut my losses and move him on to a nicnat or goldy. Waste of a trade?
Thoughts Community!?


Goldy looked sore after the weekends game. Will North give him a rest shortly along with his bye? I think that North may do so. So I'd be holding off on the Goldy trade until at least after the bye round. Otherwise you could find yourself playing a ruckman down?

Boltons Blues

If they didnt rest him this week, i dont think they will rest him before they bye, they have 6 year defining games to come, if they want to be considered for the flag, they need to win 4 out of 6
i reckon they are pretenders and will win 1 (against Richmond) and lose the other 5 (Swans, Cats, Hawks they will go close to beating them, Crows, Eagles


steven and neale. my two PODS welcome!!!


Hey guys I need some help!!

Plenty of issues at the moment but a major one is Sam Mitchell sitting in my midfield and killing me … Thoughts on upgrading him to Pendles … Or riding the wave and seeing how he goes? He will drop another 20-30k this week.


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


Thanks mate!


Adams to Bailey Williams

Hewett to Priddis

Thoughts community??


Im considering the same but with DBJ to Williams


Could wait a week if you are trading out Hewett, Adams to Williams is ok though


any news on McPherson?

only good thing is that Suns have 3 or their next 4 (plus a Bye) on Sunday. Gives a nice midfield loophole – if the premos get back.

i'd like to get him out this week, but won't have enough cash for a premo upgrade with other trade.



In for scans wont find out more for a few days


Loophole option


Thoughts on Coniglio as a POD? Can he keep this form up?


Looked at him extremely closely about a month ago but the fact that he tags put me off him
A bit expensive as well


Does look good, although his string of 100s are from games that GWS have won. Would rather Ward/Neale

Southern S

Well in the 8 games he's played he's only been involved in one loss so hard to judge him on those isn't it?

Plus he got a 96 in the one loss vs Sydney………………..not terrible.

He tags but still racks up possessions, he's a gun and owned by 1% of teams. One of the best PODs out there and a surprise of the season, has really broken out.


Actually got to watch a gws game on the weekend and Ward is bloody arousing. Hard as a cats head


Yep like it.


Onya Big Carl, another way to brighten the monday. need a bit of advice community, really need a forward downgrade right now and thinking of going brown or adams (if he isnt playing this week) to Trent west, never thought id ever look at him but at 196k he could be a solid option, and will be very useful for that ruck forward swing in the byes as i have both gawn and nicnat, what do you think community to expensive and poor job security, or am i making the right choice? cheers

Southern S

Here's his career……..

Year Games Ave SC

2008 6 34.2
2009 1 12.0
2010 4 50.0
2011 6 76.5
2012 20 76.0
2013 13 64.3
2014 10 74.8
2015 2 40.5
2016 1 72.0

Don't like it much.


Any good cheap defender downgrades ? Any news on Mitch brown from west coast ? is he worth reading in now ?


maybe this week tom Lee will get another game?


Or darcy tucker?
Freo tho……


Hey community, this is my team

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, KK, Adams, DBJ, Bryne, (Ruggles, Brown)

MID: GAJ, Danger, Ward, Pendels, Cripps, Libba, Zorko, Parker ( smith, davis, Macpherson)

RUCK: Nic Nat, Gawn ( grimley)

FWD: Franklin, Dahlhaus, Wells, Kerridge, Hall, Kennedy ( Petracca, Menadue)

I have 150K in the bank and i desperatley need to upgrade my defense.

I would like to get rid of Brown and also DBJ as they have basically peaked.

Any suggestions?


DBJ – > Enright (POD)
Brown -> WIlliams and pocket the cash.


Hi community who should I prioritise out of the below?

Simpson (won't seem to drop in price)
Rance (still has a high BE)
McVeigh (cheap but hasn't shown much form yet)
Delidio (highish but achievable BE)
Wingard (has bottomed out and will be an eventual F7)


Wingard for me

Boltons Blues

Will be cheaper
Needs a few more weeks

in that order


Deledio, I like him as a POD this week and you won't find him cheaper anytime soon

Southern S

105 BE could wait on it a week or two?, I'll get him through the byes I reckon, hopefully he doesn't start scoring 130+.


if trent west gets named again, should we look at stefan – goldy?


Thoughts on this trade.
Davis to priddis. I want to keep Davis as he has money to make but I need Priddis.
Also does DBJ have to go.


Two qns is it worth a sideways trade nic nat or gawn to goldy? Didn't start with him thinking he would drop which he has done. His price is only going way and there will be a points difference between him and then by years end?

Secondly is bringing in shaw a must this week if you don't quite have the cash or bring in a docherty type now and save up for him? Ps I traded in josh trapson this week so have major regrets already


Don't be an idiot… HOLD


no sideways trades = stupid

shaw = must have like 10 weeks ago


you didn't start with Goldy or shaw? your other lines must be good.

Shaw is a must. he was expensive to start, should have jumped on him a couple of weeks ago. but even now if you can get the coin, he is only $30k more than what people paid at the start of the year

Goldy not so with a very tough run of games coming up. Gawn and nic nat will do ok.


Cheers fellas. So yes to shaw and no to goldy. I should have jumped on shaw weeks ago but went Parker then someone else. Yes Josh trapson is Gibson. I saw that 191 and knew it massively inflated his average but too the extra cash from not getting docherty. He better smarten up or I'm rage trading


Hey community, what a round! Looking for an upgrade + downgrade in the backline. Thinking DBJ to Bailey Williams (not too sure about JS) and Hartley up to Pittard. With these changes, my team is:

B: Shaw, Doc, Laird, Pittard, AMT, Ruggles (Williams, Brand)

M: Danger, Dependlebury, Parker, Ward, Blicavs, Gaz, Libba, Parish (J Smith, Davis, Keays)

R: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cox)

F: Zorko, Buddy, Hall, Barlow, Kerridge, Petracca (Brown, Wright)

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Southern S

Pittard is a potential burn man and I have doubts on Williams JS moving forward.

I'm not a big fan of Tom McDonald's scoring this year but for 100k less I'd take him over Pittard in a heartbeat.

The Mountain

Can you get Simpson, Boyd or rance instead?


If i went to either of those players i would be left completely out of pocket. Rance is may still drop in price, might pick him up in the coming rounds


Anyone looking at Howe from Collingwood as a Defender? Three tons in a row after apparently moving down back (Pies fans can you confirm?)


Fella from my league bought him in this week
I was shocked as he's top 100
But seems to be working
Im not a fan though


I did see those stats, a massive risk. Hasn't been too bad a scorer in the past though


I've heard Dadswell has been struggling.


Gday community
With my backline as
Shaw simpson laird docherty hurn dbj brown ruggles
And hurn will be traded to rance during byes
Who should be my last 'premo' defender
Looking at boyd but being a little older worries me of rest
Same as bartel
Pittard doesnt have a massive score potential
And mcveigh seems to be really struggling
Who should fill my last spot in defence?
Id prefer rd 14 player to work for the byes
Any suggestions?


Boyd would be best option with round 14 bye but like you said concerned he could miss some games as he is getting on


bottomed out price and is turning around his form

Southern S

Massive call to say his form is turning around with his last 4 scores of 74, 99, 43 and 48.

Because Melbourne are more competitive this year he's not getting as much ball down back I reckon, not sure it has that much to do with form?

Could be a shark move though and a low BE of 48 makes it the right time to purchase if game to take the punt.


Im ranked 7451 so i need to make a different trade

getting him in for DBJ cant make my team worse, but it really could be a huge POD

just taking a risk trying to get higher in the ranks

Southern S

Can see the upside for sure. Considered Jeremy Howe? Some interesting scores the last few weeks of 100+


Yeah massive call on Mcdonald
I dont think my nads are that big
Im sitting just outside top 1500 with 19 trades before this week
Massive risk

Southern S

Actually scratch Jeremy Howe he's 450k didn't know how expensive he was, could easily be chasing points there.

The Beard

So lads have a question.

Who do I take to partner Shaw, Doh, Bartel up top.

Simpson, Laird, Boyd, Rance?



such a beast

Southern S

Agree probably a good time to get him although his BE is 132. Maybe wait a week if he gets an 80 could drop a fair bit.

The Beard

Who you think SS?

Rance or Simpson or Laird or Boyd?


any of them will be good. i already have laird and will be looking at rance to fill my last premo place.

the two carlton boys are having a great year, but like higgo said, will it last? they also have increased in value from the starting price, so to get them now will means you are at a disadvantage to those who got them cheaper.

Laird would be my choice, crows draw gets alot easier from now on. Rance as second choice.

Crows and carlton do have the round 13 bye, so if you were thinking of them, look at round 14 to get them

The Beard

I have Doh so I'm leaning towards Rance or Laird now.

I think Rance has the potential to go big more?

Southern S

Laird is very consistent though, and could go into the 120-130 type areas of scoring. Rance is really good too so it's a tough call.

One only you can make!

Whilst I like Boyd the tooth length worries me and I'm going for league wins, could see the doggies resting him toward the end of the year.

Also not wanting to part with 550k+ for Simpson (Although do want him by the end of the year), I've already built my defense around a 600k Shaw at the start of the year, also Laird (515k) and bought Doch last week for 512K.

I'm thinking Rance is a good option for you but he's possibly only 500k next week with a 132 BE.

The Beard

I'm still tossing up the idea of holding DBJ for D6 (on the bench for a few weeks if Adams is back).

He was pumping out good scores before injury and if the injury isn't to bad might be worth it.

I have Shaw, Doh, Bartel and was tossing up on this one. I have pretty much convinced myself the same with Boyd + he is 550k and the boys should be back soon so it should knock his score down.

Simpson is the obvious target though if I keep that 25-50k I can go Priddis or Gray next week for Libba.

The Beard

Rance seems to pull more higher scores regularly then Laird. That said I have 0 crows.

Not sure what to do. Leaning towards Rance over Laird. Some expert convince me LOL.


Thoughts community
Shaw, Simpson, Bartel, AMT, Adams, Laird (Hartley, Ruggles)
Danger, Parker, Ward, Dustin, Ablett, Libba, Priddis, Smith (Davis, Keays, Gore)
Nic Nat, Gawn (Cox)
Dalhaus Merrett, Kerridge, Wingard, Petracca (Wells, Grimley)

Trades this week
In: Wingard
Out: DBJ

Southern S

Like it.


I brought in Wingard last week at his bottomed out price and he rewarded me with a +100 score

this week community here is the hot tip

DBJ too T.McDonald

thanks guys


Southern S

Have considered him but so risky it's not funny, way more so than Wingard.


2011 2 74.5
2012 20 73.2
2013 17 74.6
2014 21 70.9
2015 22 95.9
2016 9 73.9


David T

Back: Shaw, Gibson, Rich, AMT, M. Adams, Laird
(Brown, DBJ)

C: Danger, Pendles, Ablett, Libba, Priddis, B.Kennedy, Rockliff, Petracca
(Wells, J. Smith, G. Hewett)

R; Goldy, Nic Nat

F: Zorko, Montagna, Hall, Kerridge, De Goey, Barlow
(Menadue, Cox)

21 Trades | $46,400

What trades should I make? Was thinking to jump on Hopper this week and Mathieson next as they have nice bye rounds for rookies, although I doubt Mathieson will have peaked at his bye. Unfortunately I can't get in both R. Gray and Hopper this week if I want to trade out DBJ.

So I was thinking…

DBJ >>> Simpson
Wells/Barlow/Rockliff OR Kerridge if they are all named this week >>> Hopper

Gray + Mathieson next week for Menadue + De Goey/Kerridge/Smith.

Anyone I should be considering in place of Simpson? I think I need a player from his bye round for my backline… Considered Docherty but think he is overpriced and will fall when Carlton start losing a few more games. Simmo is too consistent. Figured I could get Rance after his bye round if he is cheap and then consider whether Rich should become Boyd/Bartel after their bye rounds.


Is it too early to trade kerridge or Kennedy?

David T

Kerridge will be a consideration for me this week as I look to cull rookies who have the first bye. However, I think both of those two can be held quite comfortably until their bye and maybe beyond it.


this year it is hard enough to make cash, let alone trading a good one too soon. squeeze every cent out.


No, sit tight on these Sando. Trades are gold.

Southern S

Kennedy last 3, 89, 77, 81 scoring fine, still making money.

Kerridge last 3, 82, 67, 102 hold.


You are most likely asking this question because they have one of the most highest break even out of the popular rookies and you want to bring in priddis/gray. If thats the case, trade out Kennedy and keep Kerridge because Kerridge is more capable of hitting the ton.

Southern S

Docherty's scores in losses this year.

Richmond – 118
Sydney – 76
GCS – 116
Dogs – 104
North – 135

Don't see him dropping off due to losses.

David T

Thanks for the reply. Just see Doc as more likely to put in some bad scores than Simpson and less trustworthy overall (more an endorsement of Simpson than a knock on Docherty). Might look to bring him in instead of Rance after their bye or as an upgrade on Rich eventually.

What trades would you make this week with my team?

Southern S

Yep Docherty is a little more of an unknown, seems like his breakout year though and he does a lot of kicking out. He's a little pricey at the moment I wish I got him at 487k (when ironically I was telling others to get him)

He then smashed out a 144 and a 135 (luckily I got him last week for 512k)

This week I'd get rid of DBJ although you may be forced to deal with Wells and/or Barlow too. A lot will come down to team selections this week for many coaches I think.

I think your proposed trades are sound.


Menadue and Gresham for Priddis and Hopper
Ranked 2500

Southern S

I'll be taking Mathieson next week and possibly Trengove the week after so no room for an expensive rookie at this time of the year.

If it fits your structure and future downgrade plans then go for it.


Great work Big Carl. So now it gets serious. I have 20 trades left & $53k. Have J.Smith at M8, DBJ M5, Menadue F8

Trade priorities?

Out – DBJ, Menadue, M. Brown, Gresham, MacPherson.
In – Montagna, Docherty, Hopper, Priddis, M.Cox.

Want to open DPP swings so thinking Gresham &
Menadue to Hopper & M.Cox.

Help Community!

Southern S

Cox sailed ages ago.


Yes realize this however he is DPP swing so tempted to have him there. Menadue stopped making cash too.


Will Wells play this week

Southern S

If he doesn't I'll probably trade him.


I doubt it. They said they will be very cautious.


DBJ to Williams (doggies), def/mid.

Leaves Tippa and Adams left in def for one premo spot on field. Premos being Shaw, Doc, Laird, Gibson, McGovern.

Looking to maybe bring in JJ Kennedy up forward for brown/ hall . Or just cut losses on Stef Martin and bring in Goldy?

Most rookies still have achievable BE. I'm just going to leave menapoo on bench, hasn't made enough coin and seems to just be sitting around that price if he keeps playing averagely, but at least playing.


Similar to most
Menadue and Gresham to Priddis and Hopper


my team is: 14 trades left with $41,200 in the kitty

DEF- Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Enright, Tipungwuti, Byrne (DBJ, Ruggles)
MID- Dangerfield, Hannebery, Ward, Ablett, Shiel, Priddis, Ziebell, Lewis (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RCK- Gawn, Nic Nat (Lorensch)
FWD- Martin, Hall, Kerridge, DeGoey, Petracca, Benken (Menaspud, J.smith – who is a 102k non playing rookie)

was thinking of getting rid of DBJ for Williams giving me about 250k for an upgrade on either Menaspud to a 475k FWD or can afford any FWD if a offload Benken or kerridge

advice on what i should do with my team community

Southern S

Probably just do the downgrade and then next week go bang bang to 2 really good premos over 500K that you want.


Save your trades


Boyd and Adams back in this week, possibly Suckling too – it wouldn't surprise me if Williams doesn't play this week.

Wait on Kerridge and Kennedy.

Perhaps hold for a week.


14 trades left? Wow? Save trades.


Hey community, 19 trades, started ranked 614, DO I TRADE GAWN TO GOLDY, will have made over 100k on this trade based on current values but i have not made one sideways yet and very hesitant to break this golden rule team looks like this:

Shaw, DBJ, Rance, Bartel, Dea, tippa, (hartley, brown)
Danger, peddles, ward, sloane, selwood, priddis, libba, wines, (smith, mcpherson, dunk)
NN, Gawn( cox )
zorko, martin, greene, barlow, hall, kerridge, (petracca, menadue)

What is gawn carrying, any intel appreciated!!


Focus on getting to full premium


I don't know whether to go Gresham and Menadue for Priddis and Hopper
Gresham and Menadue for Hopper and Williams

I could even get Williams next when I get rid of DBJ and Brown


Also have MacPherson

I N Pieman

Just a word of warning regarding Hopper. In his first NAB game he played as a tagger & scored about 30. If they identify a player that could use a run with don't be surprised if it's Hopper. For that reason he's scratched from my list. His price also slows the upgrade process


Like the logic. Was going the Hopper path too and agree this would be a stepping stone move.
Initial plan was MacPherson & DBJ to B.Williams & Hopper.

Now considering J.Smith & DBJ to Priddis & B.Williams.


I just like his JS more than Bailey Williams. Both risky JS but Williams is only in because of injuries


Is it to early to trade Davis.
Looking to trade Davis to Priddis. Or I could trade DBJ to Rance.

Southern S

Rance projected to lose 20k (132BE), Priddis set to gain 20k (BE 66)

Trading Davis now for Priddis isn't a terrible move.


Is 577,000 too much to pay for zorko?


I've been so close to getting him the past 2 weeks. I'm going to wait though and look at other options.


Good points guys. Im almost full premo with only 18 trades left, so might hold off until the byes anyway. Best idea looks to be to bring in the bargains as they come along. Fingers crossed Zorko comes down at some stage


While it's top end, he's not slowing down and would be a top 6 fwd at this point. I got him last week, and he still finds the ball in a losing team.

The Ranger

Hehehe…I've spent the whole day trading out Menaspud.
Sometimes with intent, to a serious consideration.
Sometimes I just do it to a random nobody that I have no intention of trading in. Just for kicks.
It's almost as good as trading out Griffen was last year.
Bye, bye Menaspud!


Traded him to Macpherson last round. Felt very good, highly recommended! Even an injured Macpherson is more useful than Menadue as a loophole.


thoughts on parish to hopper, byrne jones to zorko or docerty

Boltons Blues

What do people think about trading Libba down to say Trengrove and leave Trengrove at the M8 spot?

Obviously it comes with a high risk high reward

The kid can play, everyone knows that, but can he score well enough to take up that spot and if it works and he can score well, that 350k you saved on the downgrade can be used elsewhere.

Anyone ballsy enough?

Southern S

Not this week that's for sure.

Boltons Blues

not this week no way haha, but when hes on the bubble?

Southern S

He'll be locked in for me on the bubble unless he scores a couple of 40's.


Thinking of doing it with Hopper! Maybe a little riskier but need the dosh.


Laugh a minute from you tonite Mick. Why do you persist in trying to make Bolton look like a fool?


Community, any ideas for trades this week, ive got 17 trades with 158k in the bank
def- shaw, laird, simmo, pittard, DBJ, hartley,(brown, ruggles)
mid- danger, pendles, parker, mitchell, shiel, priddis, libberatore, keays,( davis, macpherson, dunkley)
ruck- gawn, nic nat (goertz)
fwd- zorko, martin, montagna, barlow, hall, kerridge, (petracca, mcgovern)


Not sure about who to get for his him but definitely get rid of DBJ


Maybe to Docherty if you can


With 17 trades left I'd say, "Go easy on the Pepsi Fuller", but if you must trade, DBJ to Bailey Williams, and chuck Brown on the field. You should have about 358k left and just hold on the trades for when someone is injured or your rookies are ready for culling.


Hi community, got 16.9k and 16 trades, here is my team.
Shaw Rance Docherty Yeo McDonald-Tipungwuti Byrne-Jones // Adams Broad
Selwood Shiel R Gray Parker Liberatore Parish J Smith Keays // Ablett MacPherson Schoenfeld
Gawn S Martin // Cox
Montagna D Martin Franklin Kerridge B Kennedy Petracca // Wells Hall
Was thinking of trading Byrne-Jones and parish but I'm not sure who for.
Community plz help by replying with some possible trade options.

The Weapon

bit of a dilemma, thinking of doing DBJ to williams but not sure what to do with my second trade I can trade menadue to hopper or priddis or hold I have 320k in the bank. Your thoughts would be appreciated community.


If you want Priddis, this is the week. Low BE playing at HOME vs Suns


Menapoo to Hopper is a horrible trade! No value


320k in bank.
DBJ>Bwilliams= 200k=520k in bank.
Menadue=22?k Total =740k plus.
If you haven't got all of the top 10 get one more.


Hi community here is my team

DEF: Shaw, Simpson, KKolo, Brown, DBJ, Hartley (Adams, Broad)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Jelwood, Shiel, Steven, Libba, Smith, Keays (Ablett, Macpherson, Davis)
RUC: Gawn, Martin (Currie)
FWD: Dusty, Zorko, Barlow, Hall, Kerridge, Petracca (Wells, Tippa)

got 18 trades and 121k left, any ideas for possible trades ? suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!


Shore up the DEF


16 trades with $90k left in the bank.
I'm considering downgrading DBJ to Lee/Tucker and banking the $200k and getting my war chest ready for the bye rounds..
Taking a slower approach to trading next few rounds but I've got enough cash generation flowing. Also eyeing off a fallen Neale, Pendlebury, Congilio in a few weeks if I get lucky!






Heroes for my week were definitely my new trades of Barlow & Adams to Dusty Martin and Docherty:)


Bit unsure what to do this week.

Shaw, Docherty, Gibson, LAird, Tippa, M. Brown (Wagner, Ruggles)
Dangerfield, Parker, Sloane, T. Mitchell, Sidebottom, Lewis, Adams, Rockliff (Hewett, Smith, Macpherson)
Gawn, NicNat (Grimley)
Martin, Merret, Hall, Kerridge, Wells, Petracca (McGovern, Menadue)

Have 135,000 to play with. Know Menadue has to go but who else. Wouldn't mind getting some extra help in the backline or maybe upgrade in the forward line?


McPherson will be out for a while and I'd be worried about Wells.

Consider Wells and McPherson >>> Hopper and Montagna

David T

Not sure he can afford that.


lol, short by 14,000


can afford to go Menadue and Wagner to Rance and Bailey Williams leaving me 15,800 for next trades. What's Williams B/E? Due for a decent price rise? And cheers guys:)


Stefan martin to Goldy?
martin's scoring looks to be affected with west playing

Southern S

BE of 66 now is the time if ever.


Zach Merrett or Buddy?
Also for those with Kennedy, are you chucking the C on him for the game against GC?




Who should i start out of benken and petracca.


The Young Blessing, Petracca.


Seriously??? That was a Question?


pfft. go back to the dreamteam forum



Average Joe

Docherty still viable trade-in option at 550k, or has that boat sailed? Otherwise can trade in players like zorko, pridda, zerrett etc


There was a big thing of not paying over 500k for a defender in the preseason. Personally I stick by that. Plenty of value picks elsewhere if you're looking at upgrading

Southern S

Like Shaw? So I'm assuming you won't get him? Hope he doesn't get to 700k………..wait I hope he does because I'll get so any good scores out of him.

Southern S

I'm not a big fan of paying that much for him, at the moment I'd go for Priddis and hope the good defenders drop in price.

Can't see Shaw, Doch and Simmo dropping much though at this rate.

The other players you can get cheaper have been inconsistent, what you pay is what you get in the backline at the moment.


Bring in Parker or Deledio this week? Or neither?

Average Joe

Parker's solid, but I would wait a bit longer on lids. If he gets a good score he won't go up, and you get another look at him


Lids might drop in price a bit.

Richmond have R13 bye. He will be in my team Round 14 at home to Lions

Southern S

Same here.


Trade M. Brown or DBJ?

Average Joe



hmmmm DJB BE 106 M. Brown BE 76 you decide?

Southern S

DBJ he'll probably miss this week anyway with the knee?


Francis you should back off on the meth a bit mate. One rookie bloke is broken for at least 3 weeks the other one is still getting a game and can be switched fwd at your whim. Trade the broken one because they don't score if they don't play.


They also don't lose value, can be handy if you need to patch up elsewhere.

Southern S

Then next week you get another injury, and then the following another. Snowball effect.

Have to make a decision based on whether they are a keeper or not and DBJ is done and dusted, injured and a high BE.


Too right, then people end up where they were last week with doughnuts on the field. Just saying if the boat is sinking, plug the biggest hole first.

Southern S

Spot on.


is robbie Gray a nice buy at the moment ?

Average Joe

Wait a 2 more weeks and he will probably be at his lowest price, but having said that he's still a good pick up now


Hold one more week if you can. His b.e is 136


BE to high wait he will drop lower.


No wait 2 or 3 weeks when his BE drop. Not even close to breaking his BE of 136 he going to drop even more


He's up there with Icon energy