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Oh how they test our faith.

These gods that pull the strings of our game, that torment us so, they test our bloody faith.

They sent us to hell in a handbasket last Thursday night with the news every single premium in our sides would miss.

It was an excuse to toss in the towel. I saw strangers crying on the train last week, community, staring up from their phones, glistening eyes, mouthing “not Gary… please not Gary”.

All of us were staring at a sub-2000 week.

Then WHOOSHKA. Todd Goldstein. Heath Shaw. Dustin Martin. Sam Docherty. Scott Dependlebury. Matty Dea. Georgey boy Hewett. Even Mitch Brown, all those who had failed us in rounds past stood up for us.

It was a gift.

They tested our faith, and they’ve strengthened our resolve.

PSSST.. JOCK, HIGGO AND CROUCHING ARE BROADCASTING TONIGHT’S GAME LIVE!

THE NEWS

Relief this week, community. A whole host of big names are back which will assuage most of the pain from last week.

At the top of the list of big names are Gary Ablett and Aaron Hall, who return for a ravaged Gold Coast Suns side. However, Darcy MacPherson leaves having done a knee, which is bugger for all of us that brought him in (including myself, because I didn’t check my bloody trades on Friday night and copped a donut because of it.)

Daniel Wells returns from him, the medicos having decided Mr Burns’ “Three Stooges Syndrome” is in full effect. He’s done ankles, knees, calves, hysterical pregnancy – he is the most injured man in Australia. He also has several new injuries that have just been discovered, in him.

You’d think this would be bad news, but all of his injuries are in perfect balance. If I can explain, this is the door into Daniel Wells’ body, and there are the injuries trying to get in. Isn’t the green one cute? It’s James Kelly’s testicle injury from last year. Naww. Anyway, you see when they all try and impact him at the same time, they can’t get through the door! That’s SCIENCE.

The Panic Room is here for another week

Anywho, moving on…

Michael Barlow has made amends for whatever he did to get on Ross Lyon’s bad side and is back in the Fremantle side. With David Mundy and Clancee Wiggum Pearce out this could see significant midfield time, but he’s been named up forward because Ross Lyon is a… nasty word I’d prefer not to say because Higgo’s mum might read this. (Hi Mrs Higgo!)

Half the Western Bulldogs backline returns, including Marcus Adams, Matthew Boyd and for those bastards like myself who held him, Matthew Suckling. This truly is a relief.

Elliot Yeo is out with a quad, and Andrew Gaff is out with concussion after he was hit from behind from Tom Jonas last week. Jonas have been given six weeks for the hit, but unless you’ve got him draft that won’t be a worry.

Courtenay Dempsey is back from a hamstring injury, for those looking at a tasty, cheap POD in defence he could be a go-to with a 3 round average of 90. However, Dempsey is very injury prone and Essendon’s runners haven’t been great SC options of late – see Orazio Fantasia.

Daniel Menzel has soreness for those with him, Jack Billings will miss a few with an ankle and Hawthorn reinforced our mistrust for their rookies by dropping Kieran Brand for Lekdog’s mate Matt Spangher.

We lose on Collins in Kieran Collins from the Dogs, but gain another in Freo’s Sam Collins. Bailey Williams is also on an extended bench, so proceed with caution this afternoon as Sunday sides are named at 5-ish tonight.

THE TALKING POINT

We’ve got a lot of cheaper options floating about this week. Matt Priddis, Brett Deledio and Robbie Gray are all dropping down in price towards their floor (although I’d wait until next week on Robbie), and a few cheaper options like Jeremy Howe, who I had a gander at on Monday and mentioned in the podcast, are flitting around like hummingbirds.

Yet I’m seeing many people chasing cars, looking to bring in uber premiums like Shaw and Pendlebury who are shooting up in price. It’s just too much coin at this time of year. This is the time of year to be plucking fallen premiums.

As for Max Gawn, hold him. I’m firmly team Crouching and Higgo here. Gawn is carrying a niggle, as he’s said himself on the Marngrook Footy Show a few weeks back. He’ll be right after the bye.

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT LEKDOG’S CHEAT SHEET HERE

TRADING PLACES

Nothing here for rookies beyond Hopper, Williams and Port bubble-boy Doogie Howard, but as Barron von Crow pointed out this week, many of our rookies are back making cash.

Eddie Murphy’s

-66 – Jacob Hopper
-45 – Bailey Williams
-35 – Dougal Howard
-26 – Mason Cox
-25 – Courtenay Dempsey
-7 – Ben Crocker
-4 – Matt Dea
3 – Josh Smith

Dan Aykroyd’s

236 – Max Gawn
198 – Joel Selwood
163 – Paddy Dangerfield
151 – Sam Mitchell
133 – Alex Rance
130 – Callan Ward

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Golly gosh my VC and C calls last week went off their bloody tits. Couldn’t believe my luck with Goldstein’s 170, and you don’t think twice about taking them. Might do so in the future, though.

I’m not saying this instantly makes me Captain Chooser Extraordinaire, but I’m feeling the tables have turned. I’m on the up. Between those captaincy choices and Jock Reynolds himself lifting my pre-season pick of Kurt Tippett into the realms of a Top 6 Forward, I’ve had a pretty good week.

Jock Tweet

The betting odds are now firmly for me having jinxed myself now, and I’m out to $5.40 to back it up but to channel my inner Lek, yolo.

Heath Shaw will not be given the space he was last week against the Dogs and will have someone marking him all day. He should still crank out a ton, but my gut says he won’t go big. The VC picks abound in tonight’s game, and I’m looking to Luke Parker or Todd Goldstein to hit 130 for us. At the moment Goldy has the nod.

I’m confident Max Gawn will return to form, but not confident enough to chuck the C on him. Ditto Gary Ablett Jnr.

I am confident in Scott Pendlebury, who is likely to get the C, but the newly acquired Matt Priddis against a depleted Suns side (he scored 196 against them last year!) but if I had him, the C would firmly go to Josh J Kennedy against the Suns. Reckon he could kick 15 and score 300 Supercoach points.

That’s me done this week, community, it’s now time to tinker with my trades all afternoon. I’m hoping I’ll be here and there in the comments, too.

Best of luck you beautiful humans!

6.00 UPDATE

Bailey Williams is out of Sunday’s squad, which while not unexpected is really, really irritating. This leaves Jacob Hopper and Dougal Howard as the only guys on the bubble worth discussing. Up and coming rookies include Rhys “Beast Mode” Mathieson who’s played the one and Trent West from the Lions who is a 170k RUC/FWD.

Does this change your trades? Let me know! Thanks to those in the comments who were all over this before I got here!


513 Comments

JJJ · 27/05/2016 at 13:01

Awesome write up!!!!

DBJ to rookie (which rookie back??)
Hewett to Priddis

OR

DBJ to rookie
Kerridge to Pendles……

OR

Hewett to Mathieson
DBJ to Docherty

    judd0 · 27/05/2016 at 13:09

    Hewett and Kerridge not really ready to go yet.
    Do you have any other rookies.
    DBJ is a good one to get rid of.
    Do you have Mitch Brown (ess)?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 13:13

    Cheers mate! Bailey Williams the only real one to go to this week down back, which is frustrating. Wouldn't go early on Collins (Freo).

    @thecultofjoel · 27/05/2016 at 13:34

    imo you have to go for Priddis this week before he shoots back up.
    If you have a bloke like M.Brown in the forward line you could drop him for Dougal Howard he should get a few games with Jonas and Lobbe out.

    annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 13:52

    Option 3, solid

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:04

Patch even with May back you think JJK can score well? Would think May would be covering JJK?

LEKD0G · 27/05/2016 at 13:05

I love you Patch

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 13:14

    I love you too mate

Cliffy · 27/05/2016 at 13:07

Hey community, was a bit unsure of what I could do with my team this week.

With the best case scenario having happened in Adams, Barlow, Ablett, Hall and Wells all returning my team may not really need to make any urgent trades at this stage, especially since I dealt with Houli last week and got in Docherty.

Trades left: 18
Salary left: $90,000

Defense: Shaw, Simpson, Docherty, Bartel, Tippa, Adams (DBJ, Hartley)

Midfield: Danger, Ablett, Pendles, Ward, Hannebery, Wines, Libba, Petracca (J.Smith, MacPherson, Davis)

Ruck: Gawn, Martin (Wyatt)

Forward: Martin, Hall, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge, Kennedy (Brown, Menadue)

Thoughts? Cheers

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 13:13

    McPherson to Hopper

    Don't think, just do.

      Cliffy · 27/05/2016 at 13:55

      True Derek, seems like a no-brainer, loving the look of Hopper.

    Tom · 27/05/2016 at 13:14

    Martin to Goldy for mine if you can do a straight swap

      Cliffy · 27/05/2016 at 13:55

      Unfortunately not the case Tom, would need 2 trades to do that 🙁

Crossdawg · 27/05/2016 at 13:16

DBJto who? Is williams worth getting or not with his job security not looking great now everyones coming back?

Hopper worth the extra coin? got mchperson, menadue, gresham or hewet to swap for him. None making me much cash as a downgrade but he should be a better scorer

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:06

    Williams' JS isn't great. If you've got a DPP like Smith or Bartel he'd be worth it to swing, but otherwise he won't make more than 140k at best I feel.

Patch · 27/05/2016 at 13:16

May will go to JJK, but they'll have 600 inside 50s a quarter.

Kevin Skywalker · 27/05/2016 at 13:17

Brown & Gresham -> Priddis & rookie Howard, Mathieson, or possibly S Collins. Help, please

(I already got B Williams last week to cover a donut that didn't actually eventuate 'cause Ruggles played)

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:26

    Probably Mathieson?

Gibbs · 27/05/2016 at 13:22

Do I get in Matty Boydd or Simpson?

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:27

    Simpson

Jeremy · 27/05/2016 at 13:22

Been back and forth with this one all week:

Option A: Kennedy and Byrne-Jones to Hopper and Bartel (have Rance and Laird around that price, can't quite afford Doc or Boyd – which is a slight deterence for this one)

Option B: McCarthy to Howard (this is only my F8 position, so not too concerned about Howard's JS, though it is a factor) and Kennedy to Priddis/Gray.

Worth pulling the trigger on either of those two this week?

Cheers

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:31

    Think DBJ needs to go, not sure why you would get rid of Kennedy? McCarthy needs to go but not playing and a nice loop hole option.

      Jeremy · 27/05/2016 at 13:33

      Only contemplating dropping Kennedy as he's my last on-field rookie (besides Petracca & at this stage DBJ).

      The way I play is get to full premo asap and then have injury trades left for the end of the year – So sometimes I go early on players. (FWIW I'm more interested in overall rank – Terrible week last week but still sitting in the top 1000. Cheers

    Roger · 27/05/2016 at 13:33

    I'd say option 1.
    Option 2 Howard doesn't have good JS so what happens if he doesn't play, and you have ap layer on the ground who is injured or rested? Doughnut.
    You can get Gray next week who will be cheaper then what he is now. Buying priddis imo isn't that good because he won't be a POD and he only scores around high 90s to 110. Gray has a bigger ceiling Thant Priddis

    Jeremy · 27/05/2016 at 13:43

    Or option C, which is bring in Williams if named for Hartley, and then flicking DBJ for Boyd/Docherty

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:07

    Would it work if you went a week early on Trent West? Better JS than Howard but at 170k could ruin the trade.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 13:32

Too funny patch man.
Well done.
But surely the squished brown screaming one at the bottom is Kellys nut? 🙂
Though may be green by now!

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:14

    Hahahaha cheers Trigger. I didn't think it would be put under this level of scrutiny – will take a closer analytical look next time I make a joke about the scrotum. I duly apologise for this lapse in judgement.

    Geez that Brown one is hilarious isn't it?

Tommy · 27/05/2016 at 13:34

Who to VC? Goldy, Dusty, Buddy, Zerrett or even Gibbo as a smokey?
And if fails, who to C? Pendles, Shaw, Ward or Ablett?

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:39

    VC Goldy

    C Pendles

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:39

VC Goldy

C Pendles

Nick · 27/05/2016 at 13:40

Dusty/ward
into Pendles

    annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 13:55

    Do you mean you're going to trade OUT dusty or callan ward?

    LOL

      annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 13:55

      oh im retarded. kill me

        Nick · 27/05/2016 at 15:27

        No either 1 for VC

annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 13:43

DBJ -> Bailey Williams
Hartley -> Rance
OR
DBJ -> Ol' McDonald
Ben Ken -> Robbie Gray

Concerned about Bailey Williams' JS…

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:08

    Ol' McDonald is Oscar? Oscar doesn't have great JS either and the lower price is extra cash he'll make over McDonald.

      Drew · 27/05/2016 at 17:30

      True, But Bailey Williams isnt playing this week. Ol' McDonald is

Nick · 27/05/2016 at 13:43

If you had a choice between Ward and Priddis who wld u pick. Imagine they both were priced the same

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:08

    Both priced the same? Ward without batting an eyelid.

      Nick · 27/05/2016 at 15:27

      Yes Patch

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:23

    Priddis

judd0 · 27/05/2016 at 13:45

I'm in a bit of a predicament.

Option 1:
DBJ to Williams

Ben Kennedy to Pendlebury

Positives: Pendlebury

Negatives: – Lose Kennedy who is not quite done making money yet.
– Lose Mid-Fwd swing ability
– Have to play J Smith on the field as my M8

Option 2:
DBJ to Williams

Gresham to Hopper

Positives: – Don't lose mid-fwd swing
– Get to play hopper as M8 instead of J Smith
– 360k in the kitty

Negatives: No Pendlebury

I'm thinking option 2 so I can get Pendlebury next week, he shouldn't go up to much more in price, Hopper will more than offset that cash loss.
I already have Priddis and Gray.

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 13:56

    Pendles could rise anywhere from 10 -20 K based on what he scores?

      judd0 · 27/05/2016 at 14:48

      Yeah but that's nothing really, especially when option 2 gives me Hopper who is projected to rise 68k.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:09

    I'd take Pendles this week. You can trade the swing set back in over coming weeks.

      judd0 · 27/05/2016 at 14:48

      Cheers Patch

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 15:21

    Juddy.
    I'm doing something similar except benken to zorko, dbj to hopper.
    Sure u loose the swing but hopper is a pretty handy m8 who should make money fast and if like me u r rd14 light on in the bye then gr8 option to get through the byes.
    I figure my m8 would probably be petrecca so hopper should score the same or better and as patch said get the swing back in a few weeks.
    So unless gawn is a late out that's the way I'm going.
    Personally I think it is too much to pay for pendles but he is in rare air at the moment.

Sander · 27/05/2016 at 13:47

Will definitely be chucking the C on JJK this week Patch!
VC on Goldy to see if he can go for another big one tonight as my loophole

Stevie · 27/05/2016 at 13:51

Nice work patch!
Looking at Zac williams(gws) this week don't know much about him though, anyone have anything I can use?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:10

    Love the boy – should have mentioned him, actually. He is to Throttlefinger what Zach Merrett is to me; and at 420 is a bargain. Good JS, Champion data love him, bring him in mate.

      Stevie · 27/05/2016 at 15:57

      Thanks patch

I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 13:52

Love your articles Patch. Off to the movies tonight to see a new film call "Toegate" starring Rory Laird. It's a doco with an inside look into the lies & deception in the world of rangas. Directed by Ross Lyon. I'll post a review over the weekend

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 14:09

    Toegate- I heard it is a fictional story that should "break" all records.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:11

    HAHAHA love it I N. Hear Deledio has a cameo at the start of the movie so watch out for him!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 15:23

      Dils may also be part of the sequel later in the year.

    judd0 · 27/05/2016 at 18:52

    Gold

Reece · 27/05/2016 at 13:54

I have Martin and Gawn in the ruck..is goldy worth a sideways trade from Martin at such a low price? Cash is no issue

Shmang · 27/05/2016 at 13:57

Patch, decided to get Tippett in this week. About time to take a risk, and he's brilliant fwd/ruck swing. Let's hope it pays off.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 14:11

    #PrayForShmang

    I hope it does too mate. Looking very closely at him too.

bUCKET__ · 27/05/2016 at 14:02

Surely people aren't convinced that Hopper is best 18 at Giants? With Griffen to come back in a couple, I'm not sure there'll be a spot for him.

    The Ranger · 27/05/2016 at 14:15

    I've heard or read Callan Ward say on three different occasions now that GWS are focused on contested ball this season and that's why I think Hopper will keep his spot. Steele will drop out for Griffen before Hopper.
    At least that's what I'm hoping…

      Steeeve · 27/05/2016 at 16:14

      Steele will be a gun in a few years, for a team that is not GWS

Nathan · 27/05/2016 at 14:05

No real good downgrade option for me this week
But i have 190k in the bank
So i can upgrade dbj to pittard
Or i can use 2 trades and get boyd?

Micky · 27/05/2016 at 14:20

do i upgrade brown to docherty or upgrade kerridge to deldio?

    Wattsieesq · 27/05/2016 at 15:05

    Brown out first for mine.

Dice · 27/05/2016 at 14:21

Does anybody know much about Tom Cole who's been name in the back pocket for West Coast?
I've been checking out his stats and he avgs 20 disposals in the wafl this year.
I need a bargain base price rookie this week but I think Bailey Williams might only play the next one or two games before others come back.
Also can't trust Dougal Howard up forward and can't afford Hopper.

    Wattsieesq · 27/05/2016 at 15:07

    Tom's been close to a first game for the past few weeks. He's been good at WAFL level and he is considered a big talent. JS is an issue.

      Kev · 27/05/2016 at 15:42

      Desperate move to bring him in.

        Dice · 27/05/2016 at 16:11

        looking at past results Kev he looks to be the better pick out of he, Bailey Williams and Dougal Howard

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:10

    Not a chance I would pull that move.

Shaq · 27/05/2016 at 14:21

What do you think about VC on Hannes Wayne? Or do you think he'll cop the tag? Some rumours going around that Sam Gibson might have the job on him..

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:03

    Not sure what Wayne reckons but he's done the job so far this year and no reason to suspect he won't continue doing so

Cameron · 27/05/2016 at 14:26

Due to Laird not being back this week and Brand getting dropped, I have Laird, Tucker and Brand all not playing in the backline which will mean I will cop a bloody donut now. Should I trade one of these guys to avoid the zero or just take it and pray either Brand or Tucker are late ins? Cheers in advance

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 15:29

    Ask yourself this.
    Is it worth wasting a trade for 30-40 points?
    No current Def rookie has good js.
    Laird should? B back next week.
    Maybe a pod of yours will go big and cover the 30 extra?

      Cameron · 27/05/2016 at 15:41

      You make a really good point, won't be wasting that trade now. Thanks for the advice!

        Ketut · 27/05/2016 at 18:06

        Stick the emergency on both of them, hopefully one comes in for you.

benny · 27/05/2016 at 14:27

so whats everyones thoughts on the downgrade option for DBJ?

– even if williams is named one average game and he will soon be pushed aside that is if he makes it to the side this week

– Collins ? word of there being some half decent job security with ross wanting to play rookies and lots of injury (but we have not seen him play yet and most likely wont score very well)

– anyone else thats slipped under the radar?

    Kev · 27/05/2016 at 15:41

    Tom Cole will play this week. Another def/mid. Can't comment on his js though.

    The cupboard is bare for downgrades this week. I'm really not sold on Williams. JS aside his numbers are nothing to get excited about.

    We'll have Matheison, Joyce, Schoenfield, SCollins, Cole coming through soon

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 17:59

    Williams confirmed out, I've updated the Panic Room with a few, but nothing really in the back line.

breakevens · 27/05/2016 at 14:30

Thoughts on putting the big C on Callan Ward, Patch?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 17:58

    Don't mind it mate. He's in stellar form.

Jono · 27/05/2016 at 14:31

Montagna or Goldy for the C?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 17:58

    Can you use the loop on Goldy Jono?

Pies31 · 27/05/2016 at 15:02

Need some advice please…_Menadue to Hopper and DBJ to Docherty a good idea or have I missed the boat on Docherty? Would only leave me 17 trades and bugger all cash._Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    JDP · 27/05/2016 at 15:20

    First trade is solid – Hopper will out score and go past Menadue in $
    Doherty will be a top 8 defender if he isn't already so to me a good trade as well

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 15:21

    550k is a lot to pay for a defender that isn't Heath Shaw. Having said that he's putting up some crazy scores. It only takes one poor score for the price to plummet. I'm waiting for that. Spudadue to Hopper is nice if it suits your team

Confuzzled · 27/05/2016 at 15:04

So my conundrum this week is doing my head in to say the least

Team as it stands

Shaw simpson laird hurn dbj adams Byrne Hartley
Danger pendles ablett ward cripps libba kerridge smith Hewett d mac dunkley
Goldy Martin loerch
Dusty Barlow hall wells montagna robbo ben Ken petracca

Dbj will become Williams, leaving me with 18 trades and 257k, considering trading d mac to cheap fwd mid swinger so I can get petracca on field?? Bit stick atm
What to do community

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 17:57

    Don't mind that mate, but with Williams missing you might want to go up in the backline to a Docherty or co if you can

JJJ · 27/05/2016 at 15:06

Awesome write up!!!!
Which move best suits my team needs?
$60k spare cash

DBJ to rookie (which rookie back??)
Hewett to Priddis

OR

DBJ to rookie
Kerridge to Pendles……

OR

Hewett to Mathieson
DBJ to Docherty

Shaw, laird, Boyd, Dea, Tippa, brown (Ruggles, DBJ )
Danger, Ablett, Selwood, Viney, Cripps, Shiel, Libba, Petracca (Hewett, Smith, Davis)
Goldy, Natanui
Buddy, Lynch, Hall, Zerrett, Motlop, Kerridge (cox, McGovern)

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 17:56

    Looks like the third one now Williams is out, JJJ!

Locked and Loaded · 27/05/2016 at 15:06

Anybody somewhat intrigued by the price and potential of Chad Wingard??

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 15:18

    If he was playing in a top 4 team I would be. But he's not. I'd move along. You'll be wanting to move him to the pine asap

      Locked and Loaded · 27/05/2016 at 15:56

      Pieman last year they failed to make finals and he averaged 102 from round 10 onwards

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 15:22

    when Rgray wasn't playing he was poor. he needs Gray in guts kicking him the pill. now gray back Chad starts scoring again.

      Locked and Loaded · 27/05/2016 at 15:49

      Thoughts on bringing him in as POD Derek?

      Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:03

      Every forward for Port scores better if Robbie Gray plays well 😉

azza · 27/05/2016 at 15:11

hey community need help deciding on trades:
thinking of bringing in priddis this week but the only people i can trade are bken (be 50) or hewitt (be 20)
if i trade bken, i lose mid-fwd dpp and have to play jsmith at m8 and kerridge & petracca are stuck on my forward bench
if i trade hewitt, i have wells at m8 and i can play kerridge at f6
what do you guys think? will hewett make more money than bken from here on?

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 15:20

    i have exact same problem, want to trade out menadue, but will lose my DPP and have Petracca, BenKen & kerridge all in forward line with one on bench.

    oh well, just have to do it.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 15:34

      Think most teams will have at least 2 of those guys on the ground.
      How does it feel to get rid of mendapoo?
      Looking forward to trading him soon. Can't quite do it yet due to other priorities but soon. Look forward to the day.

        Derek · 27/05/2016 at 15:41

        i still might not. my best trade option is to bring Goldy instead of priddis, will need extra cash and Menadue hasn't enough

    Dice · 27/05/2016 at 15:21

    azza i traded out ben kennedy and hewett for robbie gray and a backline rookie.
    those boys are only gonna make another $20 or $30G

Mason · 27/05/2016 at 15:16

$30K – 21 Trades
After some advice on 1 trade, 2 trades or Hold? Thanks in advance.

Def: Shaw, Rich, Seedsman, D Byrne-Jones, Tippa, Brown, Adams, Weitering
Mid: Danger, Priddis, R Gray, Ablett, Hannebury, Libba, Oliver, Smith, Hewett, D Macpherson, Wells
Ruc: Gawn, Natanui, Grimley
Fwd: D Martin, Zorko, Montagna, Kerridge, Kennedy, Petracca, A Hall, Barlow

Who would be the best downgrade/upgrade target? Any thoughts very welcome and appreciated.

Vinny · 27/05/2016 at 15:17

Any news on Laird, I thought he was ready for this week? Surely next week then?

    Kev · 27/05/2016 at 15:25

    Guess so. Haven't seen anything saying he's had a setback in recovery

    Nathan · 27/05/2016 at 16:29

    He trained well during the week
    They must of just wanted to make sure

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:06

    Hoping so, Vinny.

Blake · 27/05/2016 at 15:21

My team (without trades this week)

Shaw, Docherty, AMT, Leo, KK, DBJ (Adams, K.Collins)
Danger, Pendles, Parker, Zaharakis, Motlop, Libba, Wells, Smith (Oliver, Davis, Joyce)
Gawn, Z.Smith (Chol)
Martin, Hall, Kerridge, BenKen, Wingard, Petracca (Cox, Simpkin)

Trade Z.Smith and Oliver to Goldy and Mathieson/Hopper
OR
Z.Smith and Simpkin to Mathieson

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:06

    I like the first set mate

Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 15:24

I have 1 trade and 350k. Do I:

A: Trade out Libba for Pendelbury. This would leave a choice between Hewett and Smith at M8.
B: Trade out Hewett for Dusty Martin. This would put Martin at M8 and allow me to switch him forward with Kerridge so I could turn Kerridge into a new Premo M8 next week?

Seems like Dusty is in pretty good nick, and Richmond look like they're growing some balls and actually trying to win now, rather than trying their hardest not to lose.

This would be me passing on Hopper too, as my other trade was DBJ to Williams.

    Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 15:30

    option 2, Absolutely no need to get rid of Libba.

      Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 16:08

      Yeah I was thinking that. My only other issue is that if I do option 2 then I'm only going to have 17 players in Week 1 of the byes. That's not good when I'm ranked 57 atm. Might need to find another player to bring in, rather than Dusty

        Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 16:14

        Do you have any rookies who have the round 13 bye? You could cull them all when bye round 1 hits?

          Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 17:42

          Yeah, Kerridge, Smith, Milera and Davis. Plenty of time to play with that I guess.

Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 15:27

Kerridge or Petracca on the field?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/05/2016 at 15:38

    Can u loop? With mendapoo out putting the e on Petrecca. If spuds I will leave kerridge on the ground.

Gilbo Baggins · 27/05/2016 at 15:32

Thoughts on bringing in Dougal Howard as a downgrade for Mitch Brown. Will Dougal get good game time now Jonas is out in the ruck?

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:09

    Jonas doesn't do any ruckwork, I'm not a fan of Dougal Howard he hasn't scored too well and is in and out of the team.

    Expecting Gawn to give him a ruck lesson this week.

Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 15:33

Thoughts on Zac Williams from GWS? Looks like a great POD, fallen 10k short of Simmo so looking at either the young kid from GWS or Rance? Rance looks to be much more consistent but i already have Shaw, Gibbo and Laird in defense, i dont want to be too stock standard. What is everyones thoughts?

    Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 15:34

    Also Zac Williams fits my bye structure much better than Rance does.

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:06

    Like him as a POD, is scoring quite well.

      Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 16:11

      Considering the defense i have, would you pick him over Rance though? Rance scoring better.

        Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:17

        Williams had that one poor game against freo, and Rance had the one huge game.

        Other than that pretty similar, have to say I'd save the cash and go with williams who is in good form coming off two 100+ scores.

          Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 16:28

          Yeah, you bring up some good points, the only thing that isn't bringing him in instantly is that it seems as though when he has a bad game, it is a stinker (only happened once so far) which is expected bring a 21 year old, while Rance seems to have a higher ceiling, and more consistent. I have had a look at their draws and it seems as though Richmond has a better draw over the next month, with GWS playing Adelaide, Geelong and Sydney over the next three weeks. So tough!!!

            Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:32

            Yep for sure, Rance is the safer pick for sure, but not a huge POD like Williams who's only in 1.3% of teams, could be a real shark move and is priced ok so shouldn't burn you if it doesn't come through.

            If you're low on trades don't go with Williams.

              Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 17:20

              I have 20 trades left, so going pretty good. Since Williams is quite young, he may start to become a bit of a rollercoaster (hasn't happened yet though) and i already have Gibbo who has shown he will be a rollercoaster. Not sure if i could potentially have 2 players that may be up and down. Thoughts?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:08

    Gday Tommo! Mentioned him in a comment above, absolutely love the kid. Reckon he'll pump out between 90 and 95 for the rest of the year, which a 420k is gold!

      Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 18:10

      Cant argue with the best in the business! Love ya work Patch!!

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 15:34

Priddis and Hopper or Williams??

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:15

    Prid and hop, or take mathieson early if you have too.

Brook · 27/05/2016 at 15:39

Who to trade out of Brown and DBJ? I am leaning toward Brown as I need to play one at D6 this week and I think he could provide more consistent output through to his R14 bye … thoughts?

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:06

    I'm keeping Brown over DBJ so I maintain a FWD/DEF swing.

    Go with whatever suits your team best.

Connor · 27/05/2016 at 15:39

Who's the better option?
Dougal Howard or Bailey Williams?

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:05

    Bailey Williams if named, then again I wouldn't put either of them in my team, likely donuts.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:08

    Howard is named and Williams isn't, but can't see him holding his spot for long regardless.

Mac · 27/05/2016 at 15:43

What to do with DBJ? Want to downgrade but to whom?

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:15

    All trades are risky in the backline, I'd only move on Mathieson early or Hopper both should have good JS.

      Mac · 27/05/2016 at 16:21

      Has to be a backmen. Whether I go early on Joyce and use his DPP to advantage or not.

        Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:22

        Wait for teams to be announced for the sunday games, could take Bailey Williams on the bubble if he's named.

        Same DPP.

    Harry · 27/05/2016 at 17:37

    I must be one of the few keeping DBJ. Both Bennedy and Dea both had a couple of down weeks and bounced back. Call me silly but I'm backing DBJ to do that. Plus i don't trust Williams' job security

annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 15:46

Renton Roberts or Zac Dawson for C?

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:39

    Relton is due to go large. Wait, sorry that's his waist line

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 17:11

    Zac is coming off a 28 last week….might be due for a big one?

    Nuggety · 27/05/2016 at 17:17

    Looking forward to seeing Zac with mid egilibility next year. Really ripping it up without Fyfe stealing all the points in the midfield.

    Ketut · 27/05/2016 at 18:16

    If it's Coachkings I'd go Dawson Captain. He is a Coachking Beast. It's as if Higgo tweaked the scoring system just to suit him.

Big M · 27/05/2016 at 15:49

heya community, any thoughts on this

Got the option to either:
– bring in a premo mid, got the eye on Priddis or
– move Blicavs into the Mid and bring in Goldstein

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 16:07

    Option 2

      Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:14

      Agree

Andrew · 27/05/2016 at 16:00

Who is everyone VC/C this week?
I got a sneaky feeling Gawn may go big this week.

    Brook · 27/05/2016 at 16:05

    I think I will put the VC on him, into Danger or NicNat on Sunday. Big turnaround since I traded him out on Sunday … wiser heads prevail!

      Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:13

      Yep I'm going Gawn>Dangerfield.

      Gawn is hopefully over his niggles and should tear up Port.

        clarea · 27/05/2016 at 16:53

        Hurleys going to love playing along side the bearded wonder next year

    Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 16:54

    Shaw into Danger

    hedski · 27/05/2016 at 17:33

    Goldy into Danger

Mickey P · 27/05/2016 at 16:11

ARRGGHH – so confused, hardest decision in years – Gawn to Goldy, yes or no?

have even looked at ruck history this year against Port and Swans for the first 9 rounds and rucks average 107 against Port (Gawn) and 75 against Swans (Goldy)

Swans and Port have played 7 teams the same this year so far and the same ruckmen average 79 against Swans while 98 against Port so everything leans towards Gawn …. but ….. Goldy averaging 9ppg more this year, only one poo score compared to Gawns two and really, really bad current form for Gawn.

Gawn does not fill me with the confidence of Goldy and after this week, the price gap will be big and growing bigger so if not this week …. probably wont happen

WHAT TO DO???

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:12

    Hold, Gawn was the top scoring ruck up until last weekend.

    Mickey P · 27/05/2016 at 16:13

    ps: examples of different scoring include
    – Hampson 55 against Swans but 83 against Port
    – Kruezer 56 against Swans, but 133 against Port
    – Martin 81 against Swans (at home) but 119 against Port (away)

    Even Hickey scored 157 against Port!!!

      Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:19

      Good info, Gawn set for a 180 then!

        Mickey P · 27/05/2016 at 16:50

        mate, that would be awesome … was swinging towards Goldy, now you got me thinking even harder. SC is tough this year

        clarea · 27/05/2016 at 16:50

        180 or 280 think he is a lot better than hickey could go over 200 maybe the record biased you betcha go dees

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 17:13

    trengove is in doubt. Gawn will go massive

    Ketut · 27/05/2016 at 18:23

    Honestly Mickey I don't think you should do it. For you to go to the trouble of doing that analysis you must have had some doubt over whether it was the right thing to do. That analysis (great by the way) points strongly to keeping Gawn. He is not your biggest problem, fix up your lowest averaging best 22 players first. In 2 weeks time Goldys 173 will be out of his price fluctuation so re-assess then.
    Thanks for the analysis I'm putting the VC on Gawn now instead of Goldy 😉

      Mickey P · 27/05/2016 at 18:48

      cheers Ketut, decided to hold, and also have VC on him …. hope we are right!!!

murray · 27/05/2016 at 16:13

how many people are going Gawn to Goldstein? and do you think it is a good trade

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:21

    Have faith in your picks, he's scored 160+ three times

    Even after his score of 49 the other week he was still on top, it's madness to trade him.

    If he has another bad score then that's three in a row and something's wrong.

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:24

    1468 people have made that trade so far. Madness

    Don't Blush Baby' · 27/05/2016 at 16:36

    Keeping Gawn,won't trade him unless he gets seriously injured,besides I have other issues to attend too

    Harry · 27/05/2016 at 17:47

    I'm actually going for it. But i understand people saying madness too. Best advice is to stick by your strategy. I did my numbers and allowing 2 x premo for premo trades this season. 1st was in round 3. The second was I always had a plan to get Goldy in. I positively quake every time my opponent has Goldy. And if I was low on trades I wouldn't contemplate it. My reasoning is:
    – You can't go wrong with Goldy. He play 21-22 games every year and is going to avg 120+. You just know it
    – Gawn is playing hurt and has never played 22 games in a season
    – Gawn may dominate this week but think long term. Goldy will never be cheaper now and Gawn has a massive BE this week. One week score or long term strategy?
    – Gawn probably will still have a great season. Goldy definitely will

    But how many premos do you still have to get, how many trades do you have. Go with your gut 🙂

      Murray · 27/05/2016 at 19:38

      Thanks Harry, only need two premo mids and have 19 trades left. I feel I can afford to burn at trade and am thinking long term . I think Goldstein will out perform Gawn for the rest of the season, so I am going for it!!

        CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:22

        Goldy looked sore last night, might have a rest instead of going to Tassie next week.

    lachlanmcleanportfolio · 27/05/2016 at 23:35

    no.

Grey · 27/05/2016 at 16:18

Pick one out of Zorko, docerthy, j Kennedy, buddy, Boyd or Simpson.
Thanks

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:26

    Buddy, but because West Coast seem to have a good draw for the rest of the season Kennedy could be a great pick.

    Jeremy · 27/05/2016 at 16:27

    1. Zorko
    2. Simpson
    3. Boyd
    4. Docherty
    5. Buddy
    6. Kennedy

    Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 16:32

    Hard to pick when half are forwards and half are backs, so im going to go 1 from each line.
    Zorko and Simpson

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:34

    My picks were based on who I thought was a good value trade this round btw 🙂

    Wizard of Ertz · 27/05/2016 at 17:45

    Lot of differences in positions, byes etc. For mine, Zorko.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:09

    The Zork, THE ZORK!

    Ketut · 27/05/2016 at 18:27

    Pretty much the order u have them in but Simpson ahead of Boyd. I'm ignoring price/value and just going with point scoring potential

Hoot · 27/05/2016 at 16:21

Job security for WILLIAMS? I need a cheap defender ideally but if Bailey isn't gonna maintain a spot then should I look else where for my cash ie not dump DBJ?

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:29

    Yep pretty much, I reckon DBJ could score 80 or so and bleeding won't be too bad. Losing a little bit of cash is better than a poor trade.

    If Williams is named tonight on the final interchange then his JS may be better than once thought.

      Hoot · 27/05/2016 at 16:42

      I'm thinking the same way… Maybe it doesn't really matter if DBJ drops in price as I'll be holding him for a few more weeks to come thus his price will likely drop then elevate which will likely be the time where I will be selling him for a similar price.

      Still undecided.

      Thanks.

        Derek · 27/05/2016 at 17:07

        have a think about BSmith and KK. they represent great value. Only need $40k to go DBJ to either.

Matt · 27/05/2016 at 16:26

is it time to get rid of biggs

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:28

    For Zac Williams maybe?

    Or premo if you have the cash

Fred · 27/05/2016 at 16:26

Yeo to docerthy
Thoughts?

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:31

    Expensive. But better than a donut

I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:29

Well that does make it even more ridiculous. He will go large & punish

JJJ · 27/05/2016 at 16:37

Kerridge + Hewitt out
Priddis + Hopper in

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 16:40

    Looks solid,

    Although Kerridge only on a 54BE?

      Derek · 27/05/2016 at 17:05

      Kerridge scored 100 last week!

        Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 17:15

        How quickly I forgot!

        Kerridge should not even be a consideration that is certain.

Jeff · 27/05/2016 at 16:40

Are sunday teams out tonight?

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:58

    Yeah. Usually about 5:30ish

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 16:43

I if get Hopper I have to trade Gresham
If I get Williams I get to trade DBJ

    Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 16:56

    Which option?
    Community this is stressing me out!!!!!!!!!

    Brett · 27/05/2016 at 18:15

    contemplating the same trade Gresham – hopper , only as bench cover and potential cash generation …. Gresham isn't bringing anything to the table !

      Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

      Saving Gresham for next week maybe
      I will change my mind about 15 times before the game tonight

dean · 27/05/2016 at 16:53

gaff to priddis or hold and save the trade ?

    Redgumwon · 27/05/2016 at 17:21

    make the trade. Gaff is a gun but he turns it over way to much.

james · 27/05/2016 at 16:54

trade dbj to williams or just hold ?

    I N Pieman · 27/05/2016 at 16:57

    Hold

Grahame Lebroy · 27/05/2016 at 16:57

Loved your Simpsons example of Wells injuries all trying to walk the door at the same time and thus giving him a clean bill of health for the weekend Patch, brilliant. He is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode

Chicko · 27/05/2016 at 16:58

Love the write up Patch. I have wood.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:10

    Haha thanks Chicko! Need to give your bald head a rub for luck this week mate!

Mac · 27/05/2016 at 17:06

Williams out. Now what do we do with DBJ aha no swingsets. May have to hold?

    Loyal RoughNuts · 27/05/2016 at 17:12

    People dont like it but what about McVeigh granted he has a high breakevem but only $20k more than Williams. What do people think

      Redgumwon · 27/05/2016 at 17:28

      I've got McVeigh and he's been very disappointing this year. I hope tonight he brings the A game and scores well

      Hubba · 27/05/2016 at 19:31

      Was at the match and McVeigh looked very slow last week … i think time is catching up with him … chipping side to side and not making it contests/intercept marks . Proceed with caution

    Redgumwon · 27/05/2016 at 17:20

    Look at upgrading to either Zac Williams (GWS) or J Howe (Coll) could be a way to go?

      Boltons Blues · 27/05/2016 at 17:24

      im biting the bullet and going Collins from Freo, only because Injuries in the freo backline

      Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:19

      Like Zac Williams more than Howe, mate. Williams pushing top 8 average from here on out.

Cameron · 27/05/2016 at 17:06

Williams dropped !!

lachie08 · 27/05/2016 at 17:11

Who's more likely to score better. I thinking just a loophole option with smith as my back up.

Mathieson or Keays

Thanks

Cliffy · 27/05/2016 at 17:14

There was actually another simple question I had:

Option 1:

Get in Hopper this week through downgrading one of either Brown or Menadue, less $$$ generation made through the downgrade but it will be worth it since Hopper will prove himself to be a good cash cow in the long term.

Option 2:

Wait for Mathieson next week at a much cheaper price, will generate more $$$ in the downgrade that will allow for multiple upgrades potentially for future trades thanks to having more $$$ left over.

    Tommo · 27/05/2016 at 17:28

    Option 2, paying less and will still make good money.

    Brook · 27/05/2016 at 19:06

    you can wait until maths second game!

Mitch · 27/05/2016 at 17:15

Need a rookie in either defence or forward line for downgrade
Who to go for?

    Kev · 27/05/2016 at 17:32

    Howard the only rookie on the bubble this week (I think). You could go early on Cole, Joyce, or Collins but it has its risks

      Mitch · 27/05/2016 at 17:33

      JS from them 4?

        Hubba · 27/05/2016 at 21:52

        JS is rubbish for all of them i reckon

    Cameron · 27/05/2016 at 17:32

    Collins from freo in defence if you are prepared to go early on him or Dougal Howard in the forward line as he is on the bubble

      Mitch · 27/05/2016 at 17:33

      Likely JS from either of those?

        Cameron · 27/05/2016 at 17:41

        Collins half decent job security but not sure on scoring potential. Howard worse job security as he has been in and out of ports side but with jonas out for 6 he could stay in the side till then, I'd rather pick Howard as he is on the bubble

Sully321 · 27/05/2016 at 17:18

DBJ to jjk, buddy, lids, Bartel, docherty, or rance?
(Only downside to trading in a fwd is that I have to play Mitch brown on the field as I have laird and brand on the bench)

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

    I like Buddy, Sully.

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 17:20

Def: Shaw, Adams Docherty, Tippa, DBJ, Brown (Laird, Byrne)
Mid: Danger, GAJ, Parker, Pendles, Hannebery, Priddis, Libba, Hopper (Keays, Smith, MacPherson)
Ruc: Goldy, NicNat (Grimley)
Fwd: Martin, Franklin, Barlow, Hall, Wells, Kerridge (Kennedy, Petracca)

Went Menadue and Gresham to Hopper and Priddis
Am trying to figure out how to get Mathieson in next week and do an upgrade
I have $76.4k and 17 trades

Thank you community
Thoughts??

    Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 17:47

    Reversed trades about 10 times in last hour
    No hopper, kept Gresham

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

    Like it Thommo; Gresh done.

Franklin Show · 27/05/2016 at 17:25

McVeigh is looking really tempting. Thoughts community?

    Kev · 27/05/2016 at 17:28

    Overpriced for what he's produced so far. With a breakeven of 131 I'd hold off

      Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

      Well said, Kev. Need to see him produce the goods before we bring him in

Liam · 27/05/2016 at 17:27

One last spot to fill in defence, who will average more from here on in out of Simpson, Boyd or Rance?

    Sully321 · 27/05/2016 at 17:44

    IMO Simpson is most consistent and the safest option

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

    Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaade!

hedski · 27/05/2016 at 17:31

Originally planned :
DBJ ==> Williams
Menapoo ==> Zorko the Magnificent

Thats up sh!t creek now.
Not to keen to trade in S.Collins before his first game and not going near Dougal.

Have the $ to do a straight swap DBJ to Rance or Tippet and save a trade but would have to hold Menapoo for another week (loophole handy but will deplete my cash).

Team before trades.

Shaw Simmo Gibbo (DBJ)
Smith Adams Tippa (Rug)

Danger GAJ Parker (Smith)
Jelwood Priddis Gray (Keays)
Libba Zaha (McPherson)

Goldy Gawn (Loersch)

Dusty Hall Barlow (Brown)
Kedge BenKen Tracca (Menapoo)

Not sure about Hopper but plan to open up a mid/fwd swing in next few weeks.
Any thoughts welcome cheers.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:21

    No worries holding Menadue mate, no-one to make cash off. Like DBJ to either of those.

      hedski · 27/05/2016 at 18:34

      Thinking Tippet for ruck backup get Rance and Zorko after byes.

      hedski · 27/05/2016 at 18:35

      Love the friday articles/simpson references Patch awesome work.

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 17:33

Get Hopper and Mathieson next week
Or
Miss Hopper and focus on Mathieson

    Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 17:33

    Mid rookies are Smith, Keays, MacPherson

      Christo · 27/05/2016 at 18:20

      Hopper too pricey this week. Next week he will be up about $80k. Are you mad?

        Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:25

        Getting him for the onfield points ahead of Smith/Keays

Kev · 27/05/2016 at 17:36

Reverse trades and holding this week.

Downgrades don't always come along when you want them to. It's a bit desperate to jump on a first gamer at this stage of the season. You do that at the end of the year when you need to cover a donut.

    Luviboy1 · 27/05/2016 at 17:46

    Doing the same Kev. Was originally gonna drop Menaspud and DBJ, but seeing as Menadue is dropped I can hold him. Also confident that DBJ can bounce back and earn a bit more. Ive already made the mistake of jumping off early on Dea.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:24

    Nice mate. Had a good hard think about doing that but decided against it.

james · 27/05/2016 at 17:36

I have 41kk in the bank what trades should i make

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Enright, AMT, Byrne (Ruggles, DBJ)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Ward, Ablett, Shiel, priddis, Zieball, Lewis (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RUCK: NicNat, Gawn (Lorensch)
FWD: Dusty, Hall, DeGoey, Kerridge, Benken, Petracca (Menadue, Wyatt)

what to do with DBJ and Menadue

Derek · 27/05/2016 at 17:36

Dunkley gets a game instead of Williams.

Shake n bake · 27/05/2016 at 17:37

Glad Dunkleys back!

    Northernsoul74 · 27/05/2016 at 17:39

    Dunkley on the bubble.

Steven · 27/05/2016 at 17:38

well with Williams out im going Collins from Freo. Gotta get rid of DBJ

Guy · 27/05/2016 at 17:40

Dbj for Boyd or Hewitt for Priddis?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:26

    The second, mate!

Deccas · 27/05/2016 at 17:41

With Bailey williams out do u hold him or bring in different person? If so who?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:27

    Cole looks to have the best JS of those who aren't on the bubble, but I've switched to Hopper.

marcus · 27/05/2016 at 17:44

anyone else holding DBJ

    Northernsoul74 · 27/05/2016 at 17:47

    Thinking about it. No one to bring in. I don't want to go early on the Freo Collins as he could easily just perform as badly as the doggies Collins last week.

    Northernsoul74 · 27/05/2016 at 17:50

    Other option is to go early on Ben Ken and downgrade him to Hopper then upgrade DBJ.

    johnno2908 · 27/05/2016 at 17:59

    If he averages 70 up to his bye which I think he can, should still be priced in the $320-$330k range. Will keep as there is stuff all downgrade options down back, and hopefully Rance will be cheap come round 14.

Blake · 27/05/2016 at 17:47

Bring in Mathieson or Hopper. For Simpkin or Oliver

Pom · 27/05/2016 at 17:52

DBJ to Hopper via dpp????

Downgrades are slim this week!

    lachlanmcleanportfolio · 27/05/2016 at 23:39

    do it m8

David · 27/05/2016 at 17:52

Opinions on whether to start Kerridge or Petracca on the field? Sub is not an option as one is fwd the other mid. Cheers lads

    Billo · 28/05/2016 at 00:45

    Kerridge.

Neverweaken · 27/05/2016 at 17:54

Goodbye DBJ and BenKen. Hello Kennedy Priddis. Listened to advice and kept Suckling so back line is Shaw Docherty Simpson Boyd Suckling and Tippa. Adams in the forward line. He and the Esssendon boys can vanish at bye time. If there's anyone to downgrade to

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:28

    Nice mate!

farmerwantsafyfe · 27/05/2016 at 17:55

dont want to trade DBJ but im sitting at 150th overall and want to go up so i need to downgrade to then allow me to upgrade to robbie gray!

should i hold off all trades and hope i dont fall much in rank?
OR
trade DBJ to collins (risky) then upgrade brown to gray
OR
trade benken straight to gray and hold the extra trade but potentially lose cash with DBJ and Brown going down in price?

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 18:03

    how many trades you have.
    i like 3rd option

    DBJ and Brown doing ok. hold them until a good trade comes along

      farmerwantsafyfe · 27/05/2016 at 18:06

      ive got 19 derek ! yeah DBJ might come back around after a dip in price but brown is hit or miss and if he misses this week he will drop like 10k or more. ahhhhh decisions

        farmerwantsafyfe · 27/05/2016 at 18:07

        and benken has some more money to make but if he has to go i guess he has to go

          Derek · 27/05/2016 at 18:27

          i know this is the Panic Room. But there is no room for panic trades when you are at the pointy end of the SC pile.

          Collins (freo) is a poor trade and you know it.

          There are no defense downgrade options that are worth using a trade over this week, even if you might bleed a bit of cash. so what if you lose a few $, not worth a crap trade.

          DBJ is a good player and will score ok. A sneeky move would be to use that trade and go either Brown or DBJ to BSmith next week. He will drop $20k this week and be only $340k, but then his 28 will drop out of his average the following week. BSmith is DPP, and will be a really nice D7/M9 for the run home, crows draw is very nice, he will come good. his scores have been good this year, not sure why people don't like him.

            Derek · 27/05/2016 at 18:37

            $40k to upgrade Brown to BSmith next week. I know BSmith is not a premium, but how good would he be as a loophole D7/M9. To win SC you need strong D7/M9/F7 to loophole and give coverage. get him next week instead of Collins crap this week.

            look at crows last 6 weeks, plenty of Sundays as well.

              Liam · 27/05/2016 at 21:08

              My plan exactly Derek, keep it quiet.

    farmerwantsafyfe · 27/05/2016 at 18:23

    thoughts everyone??

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:30

    Just the one trade, mate!

    Beezneez · 27/05/2016 at 19:47

    Gray has a BE of 135 and therefore should be cheaper next week. I was contemplating DBJ to Collins but really it would be foolish to jump on a first gamer. I'm going to hold off until next week and assess a trade of B Crouch to Mathieson and go from there. I was hoping to do a trade using DBJ and Brown to get Docherty but because there are no suitable downgrade targets it's better to be patient IMO.

      lachlanmcleanportfolio · 27/05/2016 at 23:34

      Gray will score 150 odd this week

deccas · 27/05/2016 at 17:55

kerridge

shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 17:56

kennedy-howard
DBJ-docherty
good trades? bit worries that docherty is over priced but i cant see any better option in defense and i really wanna get rid of DBJ. not sure about howard but only way to get rid of DBJ and docherty will be one of the best defenders. should i make these trades or just wait for next week? cheers

    annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 18:01

    I'm thinking the exact same trade, and I think it's a really solid move. My only concern is who to trade in for Kennedy – Dougal Howard, or Jackson Paine.

    Jackson Paine was elevated off the rookie list last week to replace a retiring defender. He had a terrible run of injuries since moving to Brisbane in 2013 from Collingwood, but seems to be finally fit enough to get on the park. He is about to play his second game after being elevated, and would love to hear some thoughts as to his legitimacy.

      shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 18:08

      I don't know anything about him, but he only scored 45 i would be wanting to have another look at him

        annoying old lady · 27/05/2016 at 18:41

        just so you know mate, i ended up going:
        BenKen (mid position) -> Mathieson
        DBJ -> Docherty

        If you can swing BenKen into the mids, that's the best trade for him, but I get the feeling that swinging BenKen into the mids isn't an option for you…?

Steeeve · 27/05/2016 at 17:58

Okay only one trade for me now.
DBJ out
Docherty or Simpson in.

Somebody choose for me, I can't separate the pricks haha

    cashcows · 27/05/2016 at 18:15

    simpson

    Hawks · 27/05/2016 at 18:47

    Simpson…..averaged over 100 for 3 years in a row

      Steeeve · 27/05/2016 at 19:10

      Actually he's never once averaged 100.
      2015: 92.7
      2014: 95.4
      2013: 95.1
      2012: 93.7
      2011: 94.5
      2010: 99.8

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:24

    Docherty.

John · 27/05/2016 at 18:04

What premium should I pick out of priddis, Neale, Ward, Gibbs and Treloar?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:31

    If you're going value, Priddis, but I really like Lachie Neale as a point of difference who's still top 10

      John · 27/05/2016 at 18:36

      Cheers Patch I'm getting rid of Zaharakis for Neale because of his very high BE of 150+

        marcus · 27/05/2016 at 19:05

        waste of a trade mate

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 18:05

Geez now bubble downgrades? What to do with DJB he's just going to bleed the cash he made?

Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 18:07

Shaw, Doc, Bartel, Rance, Dea, Laird (Hartley, Williams)
Danger, Parker, Shiel, Zaharakis, Ablett, Libba, Cripps, Petracca (Smith, Davis, Keays)
Goldstein, Nic Nat (Loersch)
Zorko, Montagna, Buddy, Hall, Kerridge, Wells (McTip, Milera)

16 trades left. Hopefully (at most) a trade down or 2 until the bye. Plan is to get Gray, Dependlebury, Dusty and Simpson with the next 8 trades. Dea, Hartley, Kerridge and McTip should all be pretty fat cows by then, hopefully.

    Hayley · 27/05/2016 at 18:09

    Oh, Williams dropped. Back to the drawing board lol

Big balls · 27/05/2016 at 18:09

Where will we be able to tune in tonight ?

Laurie · 27/05/2016 at 18:12

Help please!
Do I get rid of Hall or Wells to hopper which allows to trade DBJ to Docherty?

Or stay put as Docherty is expensive?

    One Touch Wonder · 27/05/2016 at 18:16

    SHARK MOVE alert!

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:36

    I'd hold off on that, Laurie. Hall a keeper, Wells touching that status.

      Laurie · 27/05/2016 at 18:46

      Thanks Patch I appreciate your help I will hold fast instead of going into panic mode.
      No hopper for me

        Laurie · 27/05/2016 at 18:49

        And no Docherty

jik · 27/05/2016 at 18:14

Many people going Gawn for Goldy??
I am normally against sideways trading but when you look at it its pretty convincing
– Going to be an 100k turnaround with Gawn will most likely dropping to around the 500k
– Goldstein has to be favorite to average more to the end of the year based both on form and history
– Gawn has never played over 13 games in a season and was criticized late last year for not being able to run games out
– For the popular combo of Gawn and Nic Nat they share the same bye
I might regret it but im making the switch

    Harry · 27/05/2016 at 18:32

    I made some similar points above, also in dot points. Haha. Yep I'm going for it

      jik · 27/05/2016 at 19:09

      oops did not see

    johnno2908 · 27/05/2016 at 19:06

    50 minutes to decide.
    For:
    He suits my bye
    Ultra Premo
    Additional reliable Captain
    $120k cheaper than start of year.
    Against:
    Uses a trade. I still have 20 so not too bad.
    Plays Western Bulldogs in Round 20. Gawn does not play Western Bulldogs again this year.

    Also, with a grain of salt, from round 9 last year Goldy did not drop below 100 once and averaged 138.94!!

    lachlanmcleanportfolio · 27/05/2016 at 23:36

    stupid switch

callum · 27/05/2016 at 18:17

Going for a bit of a POD this week in Boomer Harvey 2% teams avg 94.67 this year

he has the history as a SC Premo with his last 5 seasons avgs in sc- 89.5, 107.7, 103.9, 95.2, 101

playing for north who are heavy scorers and he is there x factor

don't see him being rested before he breaks the games record

priced at 464k and seems to be value for money

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:32

    Lovely left-field pick, Cal!

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:22

Loop DBJ or Brown with Byrne?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:32

    DBJ the safer option mate

Brett · 27/05/2016 at 18:25

With how inconsistent the defensive stocks are outside (shaw, simpson, doch, boyd & rance) is it even worth pulling the trigger on DBJ ? Yeh he might bleed a little cash, but is it better than poor downgrade ? He still has scores of ( 97, 101, 70, 100 ) so the potential is still far greater than numerous others, esp with the likes of the essendon rookies and adams still sides

Also community
I might be a little mad but how many games are we expecting out of Hopper ? or need for cash generation ? GWS are spoilt for riches, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him rested or managed in the near future … is it too much cash to tie up for the sake of bench coverage ie Gresham -> Hopper

cheers
Brett

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:32

    Like that call, Brett. He'll make that cash back soon enough. You're making a lot of sense here.

      Brett · 27/05/2016 at 19:00

      With the carnage that has been presented to us in recent times , fit and able bodies with loopholes in defence / mids and fwds will hopefully generate a decent score and hold fire with trades !!

      Depending on the size of ones ….
      Wells / Mathieson
      Mills / Hopper
      Paint that fence ready for the premo injection into the backline …. gotta be bold sometimes though

      overall ranking took a big hit from 1200 / 3200 but still living the dream of a SC tragic

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:27

Other than Mathieson are there any other mid/fwd rookies on the bubble next week?

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:33

    Trent West and Jackson Paine from the Lions. Paine a key position player who won't offer a huge amount, West I'm liking the look of after his 72 last week.

      Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:33

      Thanks Patch

Mike · 27/05/2016 at 18:28

D Howards job security anyone have any info

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:33

    Pretty woeful, but with Jonas out for six we might get a few games out of him

shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 18:30

1. kennedy-howard
DBJ-docherty +4k in bank
or
2. kennedy-hopper
DBJ-hopper + 34k in bank
Thoughts community, which one?

    shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 18:37

    DBJ-howe* for option 2

shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 18:31

DBJ-howe for option 2*

Vinny · 27/05/2016 at 18:32

Best defender out of Boyd, Rance, Docherty, Bartel?

    shemmist · 27/05/2016 at 18:35

    i reckon boyd averaged 103 last year docherty has only ever averaged 86

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:37

    Docherty

    Jim · 27/05/2016 at 19:04

    What??? Doc averaging 109!

Vinny · 27/05/2016 at 18:33

If DBJ scores 70 odd this round what will his BE be next and how much cash will he lose?

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 18:41

    if he scores 72 this week, he will lose $14,800. however, his next week BE will only be 56 as his 31 will fall out of his average.

    HOLD

      Vinny · 27/05/2016 at 18:53

      Thank you Derek you lifesaver

      Mac · 27/05/2016 at 19:18

      Derek what trades are you making?

        Derek · 27/05/2016 at 19:40

        No defence downgrade has made it hard

        Was going brown and benken out for Willian's and Goldy.

LJB · 27/05/2016 at 18:35

Thoughts on sideways trade of wines to priddis. Had wines since the start and he has done nothing.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:37

    I'm doing that exact trade this week.

      LJB · 27/05/2016 at 18:40

      Thanks patch

    pitch72 · 28/05/2016 at 08:23

    madness, wines will punch out 120+, and pridis hasn't been setting the world on fire either, bad move imo..

    Hoot · 28/05/2016 at 10:05

    DO it.

    Why wait 22 weeks to see if Wines will improve.

    He has had games with and without Gray. result = shit year.

    buy him in 2017 cheap instead

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:20

    I think Priddis will have a good week, but I worry about him against better teams.

    So far this year: Good scores
    159 vs Brisbane (16th)
    117 vs Fremantle (18th)
    123 vs St Kilda (13th)
    112 vs Port (10th)

    Quieter games:
    79 vs Hawthorn (7th)
    87 vs Sydney (2nd)
    75 vs Collingwood (11th)
    77 vs Geelong (3rd)

    Last 3 rounds of the year, West Coast has GWS away, Hawthorn home and Adelaide away. I don't think he's in the same form as previous years and will struggle against better midfields. That being said, he'll score 150 against Gold Coast and make me look like an idiot…I just worry as a long term premo.

    I've got Wines too – not sure what to do with him…

John · 27/05/2016 at 18:35

Deciding to hold DBJ because of no good downgrade options.

Trading Macpherson for Mathieson

Trading Zaharakis for Neale

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:39

    Zaharakis will bounce back I feel, but not enough to hit top 15. If you don't have other priorities I reckon that's okay, mate!

jimmy · 27/05/2016 at 18:37

who should i put the vc on community

hanners, zieball, ward, danger, gawn, dusty, shaw, lewis

going with priddis (c)

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:45

    *singing* DANGER ZONE!

benji · 27/05/2016 at 18:38

hey guys just wondering on peoples thought on VC a C this week?

should i go VC hanners and C danger
or
VC danger
C nicnat (against goldcoast?)

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:39

    Don't mind the second as a shark move, Benji. I'd go the latter

      farmerwantsafyfe · 27/05/2016 at 18:42

      cheers patch might give it a wurl nic nats worst is only 96 or something so cant lose really

tom · 27/05/2016 at 18:42

Will Priddis be a top 10 mid? Is it worth bringing him in for Menadue and losing all fwd/mid swingsets?

    Mac · 27/05/2016 at 19:18

    I think he will be top 10 mid, if not very close.

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:23

    No I don't think he will be. I'd rather go Gray next week instead.

Sully321 · 27/05/2016 at 18:42

Which two of hopper, benken, Kerridge, and Petracca?

Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 18:49

Who is getting Hopper?

    Holty · 28/05/2016 at 10:19

    yep. swapped him with Papley. Normally against bringing in premium priced rookies but not much on offer. Hopper will make you money anyway as from what ive seen he is a gun.

Mickey P · 27/05/2016 at 18:50

Wells to Josh Kennedy (WC) in the hope of a bag + POD
and
BenKen to Priddis

Thoughts? Clocks ticking 🙂

    Doni · 27/05/2016 at 18:59

    Don't know if I like priddis this year but should be a good selection. Solid trades.

Hawks · 27/05/2016 at 18:53

DBJ to JP. Kennedy this week, thoughts please, I can spend upto $510k in either defence or forward line.

Have – Shaw, Simpson, Rance in back & Zorko, Martin, Wells, Hall

Thanks in advance.

    Patch · 27/05/2016 at 18:59

    I'm not sold on Josh P Kennedy mate, he's struggling in the Swans mid with Hanners and Parker nipping points. Would look at Priddis instead in the mids. Otherwise Tippett and JJK up forward could do the trick?

      Hawks · 27/05/2016 at 19:09

      Sorry, it's the WCE Kennedy, wrong initial.

      Thanks for the response Patch.

      Also has Kennedy's wife given birth?

John · 27/05/2016 at 18:54

For loophole:

Danger as VC, Pendles as C on bench

Shaw as VC, Danger as C on bench

Danger or Pendles as VC, Gawn as C on bench

Which one to pick?

    Tophawk · 27/05/2016 at 18:55

    I like option one. Cheers

Vinny · 27/05/2016 at 18:57

How is Paine (BRS) and Cole (WC) job security ?

    Mac · 27/05/2016 at 19:19

    Wait until they are on the bubble.

      Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 09:00

      They've had Paine on their list for ages so long ago i can't even remember who the pies got for him in return … His body is unreliable …He has great job security but can he stay fit?

Doni · 27/05/2016 at 18:58

Guys, Zac Williams or Simpson. If I choose Zac Williams in 3 weeks I could be full premium, might have to wait a bit more with Simpson

Ethan · 27/05/2016 at 18:59

which 2 should i start, Barlow,Kennedy and/or petracca

    tom · 27/05/2016 at 19:05

    Barlow and Truck

    Mac · 27/05/2016 at 19:19

    Why put Barlow in there?

tom · 27/05/2016 at 19:04

Are these good trades?

DBJ and Menadue out for Rance and Hopper? Wanted Priddis but cannot fit him in this week.

Mac · 27/05/2016 at 19:19

At least you get rid of the Spud Menadue! Hopper I cannot decide whether he is worth the cash personally, up to you.

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 19:20

What do you reckon community, should I bring in Dusty or Lids?

    Kevdog · 27/05/2016 at 19:27

    Dusty

uDonkey · 27/05/2016 at 19:23

Shaw, Simpson, Laird, Gibson, Rich, Adams (Ruggles, Williams)
Danger, Hannebery, Ward, Gray, Libba, Wells, Petracca, Smith (Menadue, Davis, Keays)
Goldstein, Nic Nat (Grimley)
Zorko, Dalhaus, Hall, Barlow, Wingard, Kerridge (Cox, Rioli)

Team looking so good on paper, but have been struggling to hit 2200. That's because of poor captain choice and injuries, hope the roller coaster ride has stop and start scoring above 2200.

Need to start getting premos in Mids, there's just not many Rookies on offer at the moment and with bye rounds coming up soon. Kinda holding on the trades until then.

Tommy · 27/05/2016 at 19:24

Which 2 to play on field out of BKennedy, Kerridge, Wells and Tracca? Not 100% sure about Wells coming back from an injury and playing against Sydney.

    Tommo09 · 27/05/2016 at 19:27

    i have the same problem

Kevdog · 27/05/2016 at 19:28

Good Trades

Mitch Brown to Jesse Joyce
DBJ to Sam Docherty

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 19:42

    Poor trades

    You would be better off doing nothing

John · 27/05/2016 at 19:37

Does anyone think that O McDonald is a good option to trade out DBJ to since Williams isn't playing or not? If not, who is a good option to trade him to, I only have $67k and was thinking of trading M Brown to Josh Kennedy (WC) once I had the money?

    Tim · 27/05/2016 at 20:01

    Wondering the same thing

Joe · 27/05/2016 at 19:39

Ruggles or Brown on field??

    siri · 27/05/2016 at 19:46

    Brown

jim · 27/05/2016 at 19:44

hopper or howard in????

    Hoot · 27/05/2016 at 19:48

    gaps btw games too big why?

Nicholas · 27/05/2016 at 19:45

Who to chop brown, dbj or hartley

    Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 08:30

    Dbj

Nicholas · 27/05/2016 at 19:51

Went hartley to Franklin to keep dpp will also probable go bdj to priddis soon

freddy · 27/05/2016 at 20:19

DBJ out MacPherson out Pendles in who for the def for $189000 max

Boltons Blues · 27/05/2016 at 20:50

might be time to get old McVeigh into the team after this week, this will be the lowest he gets in price i think

Shake n bake · 27/05/2016 at 21:04

How does goldy go from 19 to 52 with 2 touches & 1 goal in the last 3 mins of the qtr??!!

    Kev · 27/05/2016 at 21:19

    CD must have realised they've got the vc on him

    Boltons Blues · 27/05/2016 at 21:26

    and he spent 7mins on the bench, i dont get it

    Luviboy1 · 27/05/2016 at 22:06

    His score was frozen for a bit while he was getting HTAs.

      Roger · 27/05/2016 at 23:15

      Hanners was on fire at the start of the 3rd with contested touches. Tackles. And was stuck between 70-80 for most of his touches that were effective, yet he wasn't getting any points, yet Goldstein gets 1 or two kicks and goes up heaps of points.
      Even when he was on the bench in the last he was still scoring. Corrupted and biased. Gotta get the pet over 100.

        Ballmagnet · 27/05/2016 at 23:26

        Sooky Roger obviously doesn't gave Goldstein.

          Roger · 28/05/2016 at 01:17

          True, I don't have him.
          Sook? Nah mate
          Why do sideways trade just because one ruckman scores more then another in a couple of weeks?
          Also, I like how you call me sooky, but fail to tell me how a player can produce 2 clanger disposals, and get them called effective. Care to tell me how that works? Or are you going to insult someone, then run away .
          I may be the sook to you. But to me you're the coward.

            Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 08:29

            I think the a goal gets about 9 pts. Effective hitouts are 5pts… im not complaining coz i have him … but i don't recall 4 effective taps on that period .. put it down to the work of those pesky SC gods ..

        Tommo · 28/05/2016 at 08:52

        Dont think Champion data are allowed to have a supercoach team. I know someone who works for them and he said they are not allowed.

          Hoot · 28/05/2016 at 10:12

          They have their favourites
          i.e Rance

          A comparison of situations during games where stats cause large SC point elevations between the top 50 players would be interesting to see.

Derek · 27/05/2016 at 21:08

Fairly happy with putting VC on JPK.
90 at half time, not happy he spent 15 mins on bench

Happy with McVeigh as well

    Liam · 27/05/2016 at 21:09

    Good choice, have mine on Goldy was getting worried until those last 5 mins.

      Derek · 27/05/2016 at 21:25

      Goldy went from 21 to 50 in last 2 mins of half

        Liam · 27/05/2016 at 21:28

        He was sitting on the bench for 8 mins prior to that. Starting to get into it.

          Derek · 27/05/2016 at 23:05

          I think his knee might be sore

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 22:31

    Good to see your players scoring well the cream always rises to the top! Tom Mitchell also repaying owners that got him in after some strong form early in the season. Happy with holding wells too.

      Derek · 27/05/2016 at 22:49

      I took a lot of crap for picking JPK over Parker. Pretty happy with the selection now

      Mitchell was left alone, most teams got to Hanners or Parker

    Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 08:23

    McVeigh had surprised me . Last week he looked slow and i thought he was on the way down. Still not totally convinced … noticed that he was doing most of the kicking in so picking up plenty of cheapies by playing-on .. good moves so far

      Derek · 28/05/2016 at 08:36

      mcveigh is the first handball receive from a defence stoppage, very important. When Mitchell & JPK are getting their hands on ball, it goes to McVeigh a lot

      Many coaches will look at McVeigh this week

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 21:25

Parker sucking balls instead of getting a hand full!

Nervous Coach · 27/05/2016 at 21:36

Great article as always Patch. Do I trade DJB to Williams (GWS)/Boyd (WB) or just hold given the lack of downgrade options. My other option is to trade Macpherson (only brought him in last week) or hold on to him and bring in Mathesion next week. In both cases the trade is not essential as both are on the pine. Thoughts?

Jack · 27/05/2016 at 21:48

Glad I didn't bring in Parker after his hot start to the season. Won't be a top 8 mid from now till end of the season

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 21:57

    Went JPK instead of Parker

    Don't know why more people didnt

      Smote · 27/05/2016 at 23:15

      Parker stinking it up like Mitchell from the Hawks. Well done to those who resisted the temptation to trade them both in.

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 21:49

Looking like Parker going to be a fing spud now time to trade him out!

Youngy · 27/05/2016 at 22:11

JPK is going off, maybe a top 8 mid for the year…..

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 22:29

    Now people will listen!

      Youngy · 27/05/2016 at 23:44

      hes been in my team sense the start. Finally.

Jim · 27/05/2016 at 22:21

Parker a absolute piece of sht

Holty · 27/05/2016 at 22:23

had the vc on Titch all week until 5min b4 the start of tonights game and swapped to D Martin. Already feels like a bad decision

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:22

    Ouch! Still, he scored really well so be happy with that!

Boltons Blues · 27/05/2016 at 22:24

The swans work in 3s

Parker is down when JPK/Hanners/Mitchell are up, then swap 1 in 1 out
i dont think all 4 have preformed (Stats wise not SC) this year

    Southern S · 27/05/2016 at 22:32

    Yep makes sense. Parker will still have big games but not as consistent as hanners

MzD · 27/05/2016 at 22:28

Thoughts on Howe guys ? Highly considering it. Works within my future plans. Looking to get SImpson/rance and howe in for DBJ.

    Tim · 27/05/2016 at 23:08

    He has only done well when langdon is out of the side. When Langdon comes back in a couple of weeks, howe's average will dramatically decrease.

      Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 08:18

      ..and Marley Williams and Goldsack to a lesser extent

    Holty · 28/05/2016 at 10:33

    i was thinking the same as Tim and Hubba but after a third straight game with the same role, I have a feeling he will now be the go to person out of defense. He has proven in 3 games that he does it better then any other at Collingwood. But we are talking about Buckley here. Who knows what he will do? He might put Pendles back in that role and stuff everyones SC team again.

Jordan · 27/05/2016 at 22:38

Backline Shaw, Simpson, Docherty, Yeo, Tipbungwutti, DBJ bench Laird, Liquorland (I know shit selection)
Option 1- Hold cop doughnut, I'll win my h2h anyway

Option 2- Trade Yeo for Boyd or Rance

Option 3- Trade Liquorland for Zac Williams and R. Davis(mid) for Mathieson or Hopper

    Dean · 27/05/2016 at 22:53

    Dont like either options because you can more then likely get Rance cheaper next week. Also Boyd should not increase in price a great deal as his Break even is 100.

    If you are not playing for overall then I suggest you hold trading.

      Jordan · 27/05/2016 at 23:34

      Leaning that way mate, that's why it's option 1. Cheers

Dean · 27/05/2016 at 22:46

Thoughts on Goldy's knee injury anything serious?

He was limping slightly in the 2nd term and I thought nothing of it because I presumed if it was anything serious they would have pulled him off in the 2nd quarter.

    Max Gawn · 27/05/2016 at 23:33

    Hope he is gone for a while then I can reclaim my place as number 1 ruckman

      Nic Natanui · 27/05/2016 at 23:45

      Say what? You'll have to get over me first you bearded mouth always open caveman!

        Max Gawn · 27/05/2016 at 23:50

        Shu the hell up you aboriginal savage who owns Australia mate?

          Juzzy · 28/05/2016 at 00:02

          Lol 🙂 Anyone want to pitch in to buy an atlas and a history book ?

            Marvin · 28/05/2016 at 08:35

            I'll chip in for a copy of Where's the Comma – A Dummies Guide to Punctuation. I can't tell if he's being racist or Nic Nat is a massive property mogul. Where that comma goes makes a pretty big difference too.

          Zac Dawson · 28/05/2016 at 00:24

          dont mind me, just here for the cookies

    Hoot · 28/05/2016 at 10:06

    I heard he is getting the knee fused

callum · 27/05/2016 at 22:53

bring in lewis last week delivers me 50 bring boomer in this week delicers me 40 odd

    dan · 27/05/2016 at 23:26

    well you brought in 2 players who have been inconsistent all year i guess you should have expected that

The1 · 27/05/2016 at 23:05

Hi community before the game tonight I did two trades neither one was a sydney or north player now I can't change them. Can someone help

    Derek · 27/05/2016 at 23:16

    Cant reverse any trades after the FIRST lockout

Nicholas · 27/05/2016 at 23:15

Happy with Franklins score just brought him in this week very consistent. All those hating on Parker need to calm down even Dangerfield, selwood and other premos have had a few poor games. Also wondering who I should chuck captain on out of Danger, Selwood, Martin, Shaw, Gray, Priddis. Leaning towards Danger right now but feel Priddis could go big

    Juzzy · 28/05/2016 at 00:09

    Good call on Parker, Nicholas.
    I think I am going to put the C on Pendles, (or maybe Danger)(or maybe …etc…etc…)
    Nah, I reckon Pendles this week.

Kark · 28/05/2016 at 00:40

So do we take a hanners 121 as VC or do I risk the captaincy on maybe shaw or pendles?

    Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 08:11

    I don't tend to think 120 is enough . But it is borderline … If you have nic nat of Kennedy i think WCE will go large this week…

Blueth · 28/05/2016 at 01:57

Which of you traded out Tom Mitchell this week? cmon cmon own up…

    I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 08:24

    That would leave you in the bottom of the shower trying to scrub the dirt off. According to the app 253 people did it. Ouch

      Derek · 28/05/2016 at 08:39

      I'm surprised that many even had him. I forgot he was in the team

      Took Parkers role and points last night

    Holty · 28/05/2016 at 10:26

    didnt trade him but did take the vc off him 5min before the start of game. Thats bad enough i think.

      I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 11:00

      Can't complain with a 178

Mason · 28/05/2016 at 02:21

Options:
Weitering or DBJ to Bartel or J Howe, another defender around $500k
D Macpherson to Hopper

Thoughts?

    I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 08:26

    I'd go Bartel of those 2. Not sold on the hype of hopper. Too expensive. Unless you needs him on the ground

      Mason · 28/05/2016 at 08:51

      Who else can i trade up and down to? Don't need hopper on field but don't have enough cash for straight upgrade. Just 30 k.

        I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 10:59

        Mathieson could be an option

Tim c · 28/05/2016 at 07:21

Is it to late to get Pendles or should I look at gettin someone like Priddis

    Derek · 28/05/2016 at 08:13

    never to late for quality. But you might find yourself a bit lacking elsewhere. What is the trade off?

    Pendles & Wingard. OR Priddis & Lids

      Tim c · 28/05/2016 at 08:19

      Id get rid of DBJ and put a rookie in there (don't know who yet) and get rid of MacPerson for Pedles.

        Tim c · 28/05/2016 at 08:20

        With Priddis I'd only have to do 1 trade.

        I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 08:23

        Wow. MacP to Pendles is massive bank use. I wouldnt do that. Also the downgrade defenders this week don't exist unless you want to go to someone who hasn't played a game like Sam Collins

          Tim c · 28/05/2016 at 08:42

          Yeh 358k in the bank but he will only get more expensive unless I cull a rookies that's going ok which I really don't want to do before the byes

            I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 10:58

            You only want to cull to rooks with JS. They are only available in the mids this week

Tim c · 28/05/2016 at 08:32

Yeh 358k in the bank but he'll only get more expensive unless I cull a rookie that going ok which I don't really want to do before the byes

Brent · 28/05/2016 at 08:37

Is mendue to Howard a good downgrade? I don't want to trade dbj or McGovern (ade) as I won't a half decent rookie to score on bench incase for injuries

    Kev · 28/05/2016 at 09:01

    Nah. Didn't get a game when Lobbe went down so you'd have to question his js. Wait a week for Matheison

@emhoy · 28/05/2016 at 08:49

About bloody time Tom Mitchell traded him in 3 weeks ago, went goldy vc so Pendles with captain band.

Marvin · 28/05/2016 at 08:54

Fellas he is my squad
Gibson,rich,Adams,laird, yeo,djb,Hartley,Wagner
Pendles, Parker,gaz, sloane, shiel, priddis, libba, petracca, j smith, davis, McPherson
Gawn, nic Nat, cox
Zorko, Merritt,j Kennedy,hall, Waite, wells, tippa, menadue

So my focus is on my back line, especially with yeo and laird out. Don't have enough for shaw straight up but thinking of one of my trades of djb to either Simpson, or dusty via DPP. Thinking I go dusty this week, simmo next. Dusty has a good run coming up, tigers are hitting form and he has a lower be.

Make sense, any other options? Other trade is downgrading someone to Matheison btw with 95k ITB. Cheers

Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 09:07

Making a call ….. Wells will be a top 10 fwd… He didn't do that much last night and still made his century… i think I'm going to keep him now . add another 4 pts to his average to compensate for his injury game for a true comparison…. Waite to fall out of the top 10.

    Derek · 28/05/2016 at 10:22

    the next 4 weeks we will know

    Zac Dawson · 28/05/2016 at 13:07

    he was the only one for North doing anything in the first half
    will be top 6 by seasons end, has always had the talent, just injuries have dogged him

Clive · 28/05/2016 at 09:22

Trade Oliver out Dusty into the mid via dpp JJKennedy into the fwd that will leave me with 190000 left in the kitty what do you think.

Luviboy1 · 28/05/2016 at 09:42

Take Smith or Keays on field over Hewett?
Or sub BenKen into FWD line and take him. Was planning on loopholing him with Kerridge.
Or just keep Hewetts 63. Decisions, decisions…

    Tim · 28/05/2016 at 09:46

    Sub BenKen

Mason · 28/05/2016 at 10:12

Is Macpherson to Hopper a good trade. DBJ has made 200k, so think he's done enough. Weitering has barely made 100k but think he still might be a keeper for a little bit more? Which Premo DEF under 500k could i go to?

Steeeve · 28/05/2016 at 10:13

Parker, Sam Mitchell, Zaha. Like handsome man with premature ejaculation. So many jump on. So many disappointed with the ride.

Hoot · 28/05/2016 at 10:26

Advice?

Is WILLIAMS going to get game in the next few weeks?

If not him, who else in DEF can I use to fill the DBJ gap?

Need the cash off him to upgrade my other position!

    Cameron · 28/05/2016 at 11:05

    Only guy on the bubble would be McDonald from Melbourne pretty bad job security, or could jump the gun on first gamers Collins or cole, wouldn't recommend though

steve1 · 28/05/2016 at 10:31

Hi guys, does anybody know what Hewetts Break even will be next week? or is there a way i can calculate it myself?

    Cameron · 28/05/2016 at 11:01

    Well SuperCoach gold predicted he would get 65 and that would of meant his breakeven would be 20, as he scored 63 I would say his breakeven would be between 20-25

    I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 11:02

    I'd estimate about 50. Probably a good time to go. Can't see him making much more

Emily · 28/05/2016 at 10:39

What are peoples thoughts on Elliott Yeo. Looking at maybe trading him for gibson or Rance this week given he is injured. What are peoples thoughts?

    I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 11:03

    No problem with that if it's going to stop a donut. Rance of those 2 for sure

Jonie · 28/05/2016 at 10:54

Major captain choices from herein? I have no clue as to who to C out of Shaw, danger, priddis or just take a 121 score as a captain.

    I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 11:03

    Take the 121

      Holty · 28/05/2016 at 11:18

      agreed. To risky putting it on Shaw this week. Living in Adelaide, all ive heard is shut down Shaw. Dont be surprised if someone gets a lockdown role on him.

        I N Pieman · 28/05/2016 at 11:48

        No one went near him last week. Though he'd shat his pants & was too stinky to hang around

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:25

    Take the 121. So many premos up and down this year you don't want to risk it.

    Jonie · 28/05/2016 at 12:30

    Thanks everyone will take the 126* (sorry thought it was 121) from hanners

Jata · 28/05/2016 at 11:00

Gray, M Brown vs B Ken, Bartel, who will score more??

    Tommo · 28/05/2016 at 12:53

    BenKen and Bartel

    Johnny Boy · 28/05/2016 at 13:08

    Nice of Saraf

shweta · 28/05/2016 at 11:10

thoughts on gawn captain?

    Holty · 28/05/2016 at 11:20

    u would be very brave putting the c on Gawn after his last few weeks

    Redgumwon · 28/05/2016 at 11:42

    Put the VC on Gawn he could go large again against Port

    Tommo · 28/05/2016 at 12:54

    VC would be good, C is too risky after last week.

gator59 · 28/05/2016 at 11:20

who to put the vc on ,, danger .. shaw or jjk

    Kev · 28/05/2016 at 13:09

    Not jjk, as eagles play last. Shaw hasn't got the best record against the crows but is on unbelievable form. Danger looking to bounce back. Up to you but I'd go Danger

AverageAdsy · 28/05/2016 at 11:37

I had wells on the bench last night but i can swap menadud on to the field and ill get wells score

But the question is who should i take off to get wells score in? Kerridge or petracca

    Jim · 28/05/2016 at 12:19

    Wells

      Jim · 28/05/2016 at 12:20

      Petracca

    Holty · 28/05/2016 at 12:32

    Kerridge has been consistent all year.

    Hubba · 28/05/2016 at 16:48

    Kedge

Chubby McChubby · 28/05/2016 at 11:37

Gresham to Hopper or hold

    Tommo · 28/05/2016 at 12:54

    Hold, wait for Mathieson next week,

davo · 28/05/2016 at 11:37

oliver to pendles a good choice

JDP · 28/05/2016 at 11:43

Panic Panic
Is Menadue to Hopper a waste of a trade if I loose fwd/mid swing???

    CoachDamo · 28/05/2016 at 12:10

    I'm having the same thought…still not sure which way I'll go. I'm looking at how to reintroduce the mid/fwd swing in coming weeks.

    Davo · 28/05/2016 at 12:20

    Go for it. You can always get a fwd/mid swing in later.

Mac · 28/05/2016 at 12:41

Is Rance a good option this week?

    Tommo · 28/05/2016 at 13:32

    Yup, pretty cheap and a reliable pick

Sully321 · 28/05/2016 at 12:48

Ben Kennedy or Petracca on the field? Also who to put as captain out of Pendles, danger, nic Nat, shaw, Zorko, jelwood, and Gawn? (Put VC on Parker last night)

Cliffy · 28/05/2016 at 12:56

Who to play as D6? Adams, Hartley or DBJ?

    Kev · 28/05/2016 at 13:06

    Pick and hope for the best, Cliffy.

Neverweaken · 28/05/2016 at 12:57

Ok who to put captain on. VC was Goldy so not going there. Was bold last week and took C off Goldy and put it on shaw at the last minute. Don't think that will work this week. Looking at West Coast. NicNat for killing it in the ruck. Priddis cos NicNat gives it to him. Or Kennedy cos Priddis gives it to him.

    Kev · 28/05/2016 at 13:05

    All good options. I would be nervous having a key forward as capt, despite the opposition. Priddis or NicNat

Saundo · 28/05/2016 at 15:19

What the hell is going on with Stuff it up Martin !

Harley · 28/05/2016 at 15:31

Safe to say Chad Wingard will most likely be the most traded in player next week!

Cliffy · 28/05/2016 at 16:54

In a bit of a dilemma here coaches. Very happy I risked the VC with Gawn as he went bananas with 150+ against a ruckless Port, however the problem here is that while I want to take his score, I'll have to take Petracca's lowly 43 and move J.Smith to the bench, in order to secure double points with Gawn (using MacPherson as my C loophole).

Unless I decide to put the C on Pendles and play J.Smith, hence missing out Gawn's VC score.

What do you reckon coaches?

    Saundo · 28/05/2016 at 17:00

    Definitely take money in the bank mate !

Pman35 · 28/05/2016 at 17:38

Made the mistake of making Parker VC who stunk it up with 67 and chickened out on making Gawn Capt (and now kicking myself!) and are having a hard time deciding between Danger or Priddis? Reckon Danger is overdue a monster score but Priddis at home against the useless GC could go beserk and does score well against them. Thoughts on who is best choice for Capt, also have Shaw & Ward as potnetial choices too, any feedback appreciated thanks.

Laurie · 29/05/2016 at 18:20

If only I trusted my gut and traded Hall to hopper meant I could've got rid of brown to Docherty

Woe is me

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