AFL PODCAST – Round 11

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We crack straight into Jock’s big trade move from last week – Gawn to Goldstein.

In this casting of the pod we also ….

  • Reveal our plans to release LIVE GAME COMMENTARY for the upcoming Thursday night games
  • We hear form NRL State of Origin LEGEND, Braith Anasta who gives us tips for this Wednesday’s $500 roll
  • We hear snippets of Crouching at his rum fuelled best in last Friday’s game commentary
  • Higgo goes again with his Quantum Team Mechanics segment, suggesting WE HOLD OUR ROOKIES 
  • Wayno  … Fantasy News Daily …. and HEAPS MORE!

$500 up for grabs THIS WEDNESDAY in NRL ORIGIN!


Get down to your nearest CoachKings venue and have a crack!




Enjoy the podcast – enjoy the week!

Jock Reynolds


Todd Goldstein · 31/05/2016 at 15:37

I wont be playing this week I kneed a rest maybe possible further weeks down the road. Sorry SC Fanatics.

    jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 15:41

    Don't do it to me pls. Todd. Pls. I've only just resumed full positivity after the weekend. Pls mate.

      Todd Goldstein · 31/05/2016 at 17:51

      Sorry Jock, love your website and you are one hell of a bloody Man. But I need to take it easy this round. You will be happy in with your evaluation in 6 weeks, Trust Me! Brad Scott not going to take any chance. I will be a late out.

        ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 18:22

        *"one hell of a bloody good Man" *

          Todd Goldstein · 31/05/2016 at 18:31

          Yes, That's what I meant ABC123 Thank You Mate!

            ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 18:39


      NutSack · 31/05/2016 at 18:56

      Damn Jock….Cher looked like 50kgs of strung up meat when she wore that outfit but big boy you sure dont look like a bag of golf bulging from a tightly strung orange bag anymore!!!

        NUtSack · 31/05/2016 at 18:57

        *golf balls

      GoldRush · 01/06/2016 at 00:04

      His gawn for more than a week Jock.

    Max Gawn · 31/05/2016 at 16:14

    Rests are for the weak, this is why I am now the #1 ruckman in the comp

    Nic naitanui · 31/05/2016 at 17:24

    M8 I'm so good

    Zac Dawson · 31/05/2016 at 17:50

    Im the number one player in the comp anyway

      Connor Menadue · 01/06/2016 at 08:09

      I beg to differ !

    Brad Scott · 31/05/2016 at 19:36

    What the heck Goldy! Bloody hell, just wanted to wreck these Supercoach teams, then you get in the way. Might as well drop you now!

FozDaddy · 31/05/2016 at 15:37

Ripper podcast gents.

Is Gaz a must have due to his price? I think he's starting to slow down in the twilight of his career, but at 540k he'd be a useful pickup.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:34

    Hey Foz.

    gazza got 140 last weekend. Has averaged 110+ over the last 75 years.

    Unless you have concerns about his fitness (which is possible) then its not even a question at $540k.

    Still averaging 114 per game and is 70K cheaper than Treloar who has the same average.

    Clear cut to me mate.


Rookie Man · 31/05/2016 at 15:45

how many rookies should we have on the field at this point. I have 4

    Bolton's Blues · 31/05/2016 at 16:03

    depends how hard youre trading or how long youre holding out on the cash cows

    i have 3 – AMT, Kerridge and Byrne – that doesnt include Wells and Libba (Wells to me is a season keeper, Libba, i dont know yet, maybe a keeper might be a sideways trade but later in the year)

    Tim · 31/05/2016 at 19:17

    I have 4 but dropping to 3 when I bring in Robbie Gray. Adams, Byrne-Jones and Smith. Will have 17 trades.

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 19:43

    How long is a piece of string?

      Youngy · 31/05/2016 at 20:32

      it depends

    min0008 · 31/05/2016 at 20:50

    I have 3- AMT, Kerridge and Smith

    Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 20:51


scyb · 31/05/2016 at 15:47

Woot! Cant wait to rip into this

Max Gawn · 31/05/2016 at 16:00

Jock I'm a gun mate, what the hell?!

Tommy · 31/05/2016 at 16:02

Thoughts on Jackson Paine? Looks like he may have JS but i'm concerned that he could stink it it 1 or 2 weeks and instantly get a positive breakeven. Need to Downgrade BenKen to a FWD or Mid/Fwd and Paine looks like the only option this week.

    jesse levesque · 01/06/2016 at 11:44

    was thinking the same thing. going to have to get him in. need to upgrade micky hartley and downgrade benny k

      The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 11:45

      I'd be very wary of him, he's been around for a while and has been very injury prone.

        Tommy · 01/06/2016 at 11:48

        Ranger, you are very well known around here. I have a question. Should i go BenKen down to Paine? Keeps my DPP link in midfield, or go BenKen to Mathieson, loses DPP link in mids and means i am playing J Smith and Keays at M7 and M8 and Kerridge on bench in fwd line. Definitely not ideal. What are your thought?

          The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 12:13

          That's a tough one Tommy. Personally I wouldn't bring Paine in but I also try to keep the DPP players for as long as I can, particulalrly up to the byes, so that I can be more flexible with my trading.
          Is that the only option you have? Are you making any other trades this week?

            Tommy · 01/06/2016 at 12:25

            i am intending on getting rid of Hartley, so i was going to Downgrade benken and upgrade Harltey to Simmo. I could downgrade Hartley to Collins but that would leave my defense very thin, having to play Collins on field.

              The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 13:08

              Neither option looks great mate but I would probably go with Mathieson if I had to choose one or the other.
              I haven't done the maths but have you looked at Wingard or B.Smith? Both are viable options that might give you more cash to play with.
              Good luck!

                Tommy · 01/06/2016 at 13:11

                Yeah, im trying to make good of a bad situation! Thanks for your opinion mate!

      Tommy · 01/06/2016 at 11:46

      Yeah, i dont particularly want him but might be forced to.

Pinidu · 31/05/2016 at 16:09

19 trades remaining. 36K in the bank.
DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Laird, Rance, Gibson, Adams (AMT, Collins)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Priddis, GAJ, Gray, Libba, Mills, Hewett (Dunkley, Smith, Menadue)
RUC: Gawn, Nic Nat (Wyatt)
FWD: Dusty, Barlow, Greene, Hall, Wells, Kerridge (BenKen, Petracca)
I'm thinking of downgrading BenKen –> Mathieson and upgrading Mills –> Ward/Selwood/Shiel/Parker…
Thoughts community?

    Mac · 31/05/2016 at 16:42

    great trades Pinidu!

      Pinidu · 31/05/2016 at 16:44

      Thanks mate. Which one of those midfield premiums would you go for?

        Mac · 31/05/2016 at 17:22

        Tough one. Parker and Selwood have dropped off from their early season form. I like Ward as an option. Depends who suits your bye structure.

    Leeds17 · 31/05/2016 at 17:19

    I haven't taken into account byes or anything but what about bringing in Zorko or Dalh and waiting a week on Selwood, Ward or Parker? who should all go down in price.

      Pinidu · 31/05/2016 at 17:26

      unfortunately I fall 5K short of getting Zorko and Dahl doesn't suit my bye structure. Out of the ones I've listed above Ward and Shiel suit my bye structure the most. If only I had an extra 5K…

        Leeds17 · 31/05/2016 at 17:56

        Had Shiel from the start and geez he's solid, love the way when he's maybe not having a great game he will junk it up late but feel Ward will end up averaging more.

      James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:30

      Hey Leeds.

      Any week that you can do an upgrade then I tend to grab it so long as it is a target player. I will be going down and up every week I can when it becomes available.

      Just choose wisely..;-)


    Luke · 31/05/2016 at 18:15

    I reckon Parker mate

Shake n bake · 31/05/2016 at 16:13

Should get laird back this week. I have 20 trades not
sure if I'll trade this week, but what is the community
thoughts on menadue will he be out of the side long
term if yes might bring in Mathieson as only trade?

    The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 16:54

    The only reason I'm keeping bloody Menadue is because he gives me the DPP swing which I value highly going into the byes.
    Even if he comes back I can't see him scoring enough to make much cash.
    Mathieson seems to have good JS and if you need cash genration which most of us do….

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:27

    Hey shaker.

    Good that you are stockpiling trades but 20 is a fair bit… do need to look at making sure the upgrades are regularly moving along.

    If they are then I doff my hat to you fella!


Vinny · 31/05/2016 at 16:13

Not having the Doch has cost me dearly, but at his price i just dont think he is worth it at this stage, especially with having Kade S already. Would trading in a Jarrad McVeigh instead be a good idea? At 442K surely thats the cheapest he will be? is there anyone else that is a must have?
Note already have Shaw, Laird, Simpson, Gibson.

    Bolton's Blues · 31/05/2016 at 17:52

    pumped out 4 +120s in a row, was every bit worth it at 500k when i got him in)

      Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 18:01

      Picked him at the start for the last couple of years. Very very excited this year!
      Unfortunately gonna cost a bundle next year and I hate buying premo defenders at the start. Grrrr

        Bolton's Blues · 31/05/2016 at 20:48

        As a Carlton man myself, i thought nobody could take the mantle that Kade owns (and rightfully so) but i think Doc bleeds Carlton blood, great footy player and a real leader.

        Hey, i paid top dollar for Shaw this year, wouldnt have it any other way

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:24

    Hey Vinny.

    With both Doch and McVeigh, do you think they are in the top 6 defensive spots…..or at least top 8 or 10 at most?

    If so then that is fine regardless (within reason on price) to grab them.


    Mister_Spock · 01/06/2016 at 12:04

    I'm in a similar boat having missed out on both Simpson and Doch, and for now they're just too pricey to bring in (although Simpson will drop a little in price with his 86 this week).

    I've been keeping an eye on McVeigh for a while and he's at the lowest he'll be for the season most likely. Has runs on the board having averaged 100+ points for the last 4 seasons, and he didn't have a pre-season this year. Next few games will be critical (Gold Coast, GWS, Melbourne who he historically plays well against) to see if he is back to his high scoring ways, or if his role has been changed too much in the team with youngsters like Parker, Hannebery, Mills, Hewett, Cunningham etc stealing his midfield time.

    Hard to resist his price and will be a solid POD if he's truly back in form, but doesn't come without risk having only pumped out one ton all year. Has Supercoach finals against St Kilda, North Melbourne, Richmond (good averages against saints and roos, but not so good against the tigers).

    Other considerations:

    – Jimmy Bartel ($497,700) – currently 8th ranked defender (if you take out JJ and Bob Murphy), handy Bye round 15, Supercoach finals against Richmond, Brisbane and Melbourne

    – Corey Enright ($464,100) – currently 10th ranked defender, helpful bye, Supercoach finals against Rich, Bris and Melb

    – Matthew Boyd ($549,600) – BE of 136 so will drop in price, Supercoach finals against Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle

    – Jeremy Howe ($495,700) is a smokey, but feel like he is another Waite waiting to happen (see what I did there?), especially with his woeful scoring to start the season and with Collingwood's injuries there's every change Buckley with throw him forward.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/06/2016 at 13:06

    McVeigh 1 good game against the bomber does not make a season.
    Roos Friday night much sterner test.

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 13:28

      It was a good game against the roos, which is encouraging. This week Sydney has GCS at metricon.

Winters · 31/05/2016 at 16:14

Hello community looking at my team i don't have many PODs in my lineup and getting rid of Benken this week i feel like it's a great opportunity to bring in a POD and i"m thinking Westhoff,

– He is in 0.8% of teams
– avg of 83 but if you take out the two 20's at the start of the year when port got smashed his avg would then be 97
– has avg 90+ the last 3 years
-Plays fantasy friendly role (gets hitouts, goes loose behind the ball)
-3/5 round avg of 93/97
-with not a lot cows fattening he provides value at 444k
-Would be a reliable D6 or D7
-R14 bye

Just thought i would share my POD with everyone thoughts community

    DadSmasher · 31/05/2016 at 16:54

    Has gone large in the past but his best is behind him, at that price Lycett is a better option, cheaper, better ave (100 over last 3/5) and he can cover for 'Tissue Paper Todd' next time he breaks a fingernail.

      Leeds17 · 31/05/2016 at 17:13

      settle down he's missed like 2 games in 3 years

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:21

    hey winters…

    just a word of caution.

    Just IMO.

    0.8% of team is irrelevant….for me POD are irrelevant…….its about getting the best players on each line in your team…

    I only entertain POD's during finals when you need to do something different to win.

    I'm not 100% but isnt westoff somewhat of an injury concern over the years…..apologies if I am mistaken.

    For me he plays too many roles…some will be very SC friendly and other less so….makes for inconsistent scoring.

    Lastly….I am 90% score you cant pick him as a backman….not a bad F7 though.


      Chief · 31/05/2016 at 18:36


        Winters · 31/05/2016 at 18:41

        yeah looked a good prospect at first but i have now decided just spend the extra 100k and get a zorko/dahlhaus

Jeremy18 · 31/05/2016 at 16:14

is Hall a keeper?
My opinion is yes.
Just want to everyone elses

    CJudd3Votes · 31/05/2016 at 16:20

    Reassess in a few weeks, either way not a pressing issue

    Leeds17 · 31/05/2016 at 17:26

    While he had the ability and role to be a keeper I'll be keeping him thats for sure, think the bye will do him some good.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:13

    Hey Jeremy.


    71 points in the second half last week.

    Next topic 😉


    ketut · 31/05/2016 at 18:28

    Yes he is a keeper. At worst he is a F7 swingman which for 420k at the start of the year is still good value. Gold Coast had the 2 worst trips you can do back to back in Skilled Stadium & West Sydney- heck everyone thought Gaz was gone! Then he missed a week, got injured last week but battled on…he'll come good

    Derek · 31/05/2016 at 21:41

    If a keeper is top 6 forwards, then NO.

    The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 22:28

    I put Hall in the same bracket as Libba. He might not be a season keeper but he'll be one of my last trade outs.

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 00:07

      Yep for 420k or whatever he cost he's been worth the scores and only missed one round, could bounce back too.

    andy · 01/06/2016 at 10:06

    maybe bring fyfe in ?

johnno2908 · 31/05/2016 at 16:30

2 trades this week: Kennedy to Zorko, Brown to Mathieson. Feel like I am paying overs for Zorko but he just keeps getting it done.

Makes the bye structure 10, 11 and 9 and 17 trades remaining.

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, McVeigh, Rich, McDT (DBJ, Ruggles)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Parker, Ablett, Sloane, Priddis, Libba, Hopper (Smith, Dunkley, Mathieson)
RUCK: Gawn, NicNat (Grimley)
FWD: Martin, Zorko, Hall, Greene, Barlow, Kerridge (Petracca, Wyatt)

Originally was going to go one trade Kennedy to Wingard, but I much prefer the Zorko trade.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:07

    Johno, I wouldnt stress much about Zorko being overs.

    He is looking likely top 6 forwards for the year, if not number one.

    and thats what its about, the top players on each line. And if you dont then you will probably curse each team you come up against that has zorko.


TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 16:33

Hey community, this is my team.
Shaw, Gibbo, Laird, Tippa, DBJ, Hartley (Brand, Mckenzie)
Pendles, Ward, Sidebum, Jelwood, Ablett, Libba, Wells, Smith, (Davis, Keays, Gresham)
Goldy, Martin (Wyatt)
Dusty, Buddy, Merrett, Greene, kerridge, De Goey, (BenKen, Petracca)

Got a few options this week, would like to know which one is the best one based on my situation.
option 1: Hartley to Collins, BenKen to Dahlhaus
Option 2: BenKen to Paine, Harltey to Simpson
Option 3: EITHER Hartley to Collins OR BenKen to Paine
Ideally, i would bring in Mathieson instead of Paine, but i dont want to lose the DPP switch in the midfield.
Would love to hear your opinions as to which option is the best along with any better options i am not seeing, i am very new to supercoach so need some help!!!

    TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 16:34

    Sorry, I have Zac Williams in my team instead of DBJ

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:04

    i would benken to mathieson….much better points scoring option…..DPP is good but not at the expense of the best trade option IMO.

    I dont think Paine or Collins will be a big scorer.

    dahlhas and Simpson will both be in the top 6 on their respective lines so I dont think you lose every way there.


      TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 18:44

      Cheers mate, appreciate it

      TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 18:47

      The only problem is that ill be playing Josh Smith at M7, which really isnt good?

        James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:52

        Hey Tom.

        At this stage of the year I would expect people to be carrying one or two rookies on the ground on each line depending on where they choose to upgrade first.

        Unless they are a complete star (say top 100) then I would say most people have at lease 3 or 4 rookies to upgrade that are playing on ground.

        cheers mate.

        Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 19:45

        So then who's your M8? Doesn't sound ideal.

          TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 19:53

          Keays or Davis, definitely isnt ideal

      TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 18:51

      And having Kerridge on my bench disturbs me, got good players on my fwd bench but having to play rookies at m7 and m8

        James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:55

        Hey Tom.

        If this bothers you then maybe the Simpson upgrade is a better option.


          TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 18:58

          Sounds good thanks mate.

        Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 19:45

        That's bad honestly. Kerridge could pump out a ton and you've got two guys on field who could score a 40-50.

          TomasR · 31/05/2016 at 19:52

          Yeah your not wrong there, what should i do then?

The Gawnstein · 31/05/2016 at 16:40

Great Pod Boys

pop · 31/05/2016 at 16:53

Choosing KK over Docherty pre season was a great desicion

    Mac · 31/05/2016 at 17:19

    Choosing Martin over Gawn and Nic Nat as well.

    Wayno76 · 31/05/2016 at 17:47

    feeling your pain, are you trading KK or holding ?

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 17:59

    sorry for your loss…

    but try to keep him as the paint the fence downgrade and upgrade is always preferred.

    He might come good.


James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 16:57

Hi guys.

A few thoughts made from a moving train….

1. If Stef Martin continues to play crap and drops down into the low $300k's and (big if) he doesnt get dropped, is he worth being him in as your R3 and to help out through the byes?

2. Decided I dont give a stuff about the bye rounds….I'm not up for the number 1 overall so its leagues for me. I will be happy with 2 wins out of the 3. If I have a week with alot of donuts over a bye round then the other 2 rounds will probably be fairly strong. I think there is overall more benefit from picking the bloke you want then trying to find balance through the bye.

3. This is the second premo ruck that the Brisbane team have killed off….Berger a couple of years ago and now Stef…..Rest in Peace boys.

Cheers boys

    jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 18:00

    Leppa mate – he's like a gaping chasm of ruck destruction. Great strategy for league wins mate – if you check your opposition, you're tracking ok for top 4 and you reckon you could take home 2 out of the 3 that I'm with ya – forget the byes. Hope you're well mate

      James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:11

      Hey Jock.

      The old cortex is doing great.

      Dont grieve to much on the Goldy trade. My inner birdy tells me over the course of the next 12 weeks it will be proven to be a better than even trade. And it splits your ruckmen from the same bye. Like Game of Thrones the end state isnt always obvious looking at a single week.


        jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 19:06

        Agree mate – I'm still OK with the trade – just feel terrible for leading others to miss the C on Gawn this week. Long term – it'll pay off. Cheers mate

          James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:29

          Hey Jock.

          Put the feeling terrible in a can mate….Yes I am enjoying basking in the gawn glow but do I need to remind you of the underwear filling crap Gawn did the two weeks before this?

          Like Jesus, you cant help people who will jump at each and every shadow. Time you nuzzle us all in and tell the people your long term goal on that trade.

          Its a lesson on the mound on long term planning…….although maybe wait a week or two 😉 just in case.

          You know it is and always will be consistently more reliable putting the C on the midfielders over any other line (goldy excepted).

          Gawn is still to be proven as a reliable C.

          Cheers mate.

Stewie · 31/05/2016 at 17:06

Hi guys love this site, love everyone's work. This is my current team:

DEF – Shaw, Simpson, Rance, Boyd, Laird, M Adams (Brown,Hartley)
MID – Danger, Pendles, Ablett, S Mitchell, Libba, Hopper, BenKen, Petracca (Hewett, MacPherson, J Smith)
RUC – Gawn, Blicavs (Grimley)
FWD – Dusty, Zorko, Franklin, Barlow, Wells, Kerridge (Menadue, McGovern)

I have $125,500 in the bank and 19 trades remaining.

I am thinking of trading Hartley down to Collins and then BenKen up to Gray. Does anyone have any comment on better trades I could do or advice on what I should be looking to do in the next few weeks. I am hoping to get Ward ,Gray and Hanners in the next few weeks.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 17:56

    this is sound mate…

    just as alternate to give you another angle….

    ben ken to mathieson then brown or hartley to your premo defender of choice.

    I only suggest this as in my opinion mathieson is the best rookie choice this week.

      Stewie · 01/06/2016 at 09:28

      Thanks for the advice, that sounds like a solid idea too.

ratbag · 31/05/2016 at 17:07

stef martin , what a spud , OUT !! , with a boot up the kyber , in gawn , feeling better already ……

mark · 31/05/2016 at 17:08

Do we think trent west will be dropped this week for josh walker helping stefan martins scoring output

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 17:53

    we can hope but you wouldnt want to bet on it (re:bringing him in).

    if you have him already then look for any silver lining you can cause the bastardy has burn us

ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 17:19

Anyone still have L. McCarthy still in their side?

    warren · 31/05/2016 at 18:07

    Yep. I have had a in the gun for 4 weeks now by could be handy come the bye rounds.

    Harry · 31/05/2016 at 18:39

    Yep. Haven't been any decent fwd rookies for a long time. He'll come back soon and despite a short term big BE, give him a few weeks and he'll make money

    Youngy · 31/05/2016 at 20:34

    got rid of him a couple of weeks ago when he had his low BE.

Johnny · 31/05/2016 at 17:26

If goldy is out and we got no cover do we take the donut or trade him!?

    ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 17:28

    You dont trade Goldy!

      ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 17:31

      You trade Goldy and you will definitely 1 up on Jocks move from Gawn to Goldy dont be foolish!

    Dirty D · 31/05/2016 at 17:47

    Nobody puts Goldy in the corner

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 17:51

    agree with the other boys… not trade goldy……you wouldn't trade danger or pendles after one game out….even if it means a donut…this could actually happen over the byes for some

Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 17:54

Not as bad as Gawn to Goldie, but I did trade out wells thinking he was more injured than claimed. Now actually thinking of trading him back in. He is dirt cheap for the scores and plays in R14, my disaster round. Am I crazy. Or was I crazy trading him out in the first place.

    jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 18:02

    Gday there mate – you're right – it's no Gawn > Goldstein.. but I absolutely think you need to forget about Wellsy now and focus on bringing in heavyweights. I don't think Wells justifies the trade in mate.

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 18:13

    He's not dirt cheap, this is a nuts trade move on there's many other options up forward just spend the extra 100k.

    ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 18:47

    Stupid trading Wells

      ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 18:50

      You are Buffoon if you trade Wells back in and a bigger Buffoon for trading him out. Mine as well call it quits now!

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:15

    Hey Never…

    Dont stress to much about Wells……with the calve injuries and the like previously it is a concern.

    Its more important what you did with that trade….If it meant an upgrade to a top 6 player then it is completely justified tiger.


    Derek · 31/05/2016 at 20:23

    Good move trading him out, he has done good and made good cash. He not an ultra premium so don't get him back.

    Norf got a tough few games, I can see him having a bad one and losing value, so good he gone now.

      hedski · 31/05/2016 at 22:41

      Traded him to pridda two weeks ago. Happy

MACCa · 31/05/2016 at 17:59

Should i sideways viney to the GAJ
vineys out for 4 weeks and has been only averaging 100

    MACCa · 31/05/2016 at 18:04

    or any other fallen premo like gray or ward (ward better for bye rounds)

Johno · 31/05/2016 at 17:59

Who should I be picking up the most… R.Gray, Deledio, or Martin???

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 18:32

    Gray for me due to his price, he will still be cheap next week but after that he should increase significantly.

    Could wait till after the round 13 bye to get the richmond players?

Winters · 31/05/2016 at 18:11

would like some trade advice on my team community

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Enright, Tippa, Byrne (Ruggles, Collins)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Ablett, Ward, Shiel, Priddis, Zieball, Lewis (Hewett, Davis, Gresham)
RCK: Gawn, NicNat (Lorensch)
FWD: Dusty, Hall, Boomer, Kerridge, DeGoey, Petracca (Benken,non palying rookie)

have 12 trades left and 8k in the bank and i was thinking the following trades
Benken——> Paine
DeGoey——> Zorko/Dahlhaus/Riewoldt

that would leave me on 10 trades but i am not planning to trade through the byes


    David T · 31/05/2016 at 18:46

    You have used a lot of trades already… I'd be worried about whether you can really reach full premo and still have any trades left for injury cover, so I'd be looking at the likes of McVeigh, Wingard, Tom MacDonald… Selwood next week perhaps.

    You need to take some risks on players like this which you can do a direct trade from a rookie in order to reach full premium.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:05

    Hey mate.

    I agree with Davo…..You need to back the truck up on those trades. 12 (before this week) is far to aggressive. that is just about 2 trades each and every round mate.

    You need to still trade over byes to bring in round 13 byes when it has passed to minimise round 14 and 15 bye outs.

    Take a breath and step away from the trade button….your friends are here for you.

    Cheers mate

Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 18:11

Looking at cheap out of form players who may come good. Tom McDonald in defence. Good last year. What has happened to him or Melbourne this year to explain his poor form. Andrew Walker is another one.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:20

    Hey Never.

    Always like to be positive but Andrew Walker gives me the chills….dont chase the name mate…..he is not the same player (role) as 3 years ago.

    What sort of cash are we talking fella?


    Tommo · 31/05/2016 at 20:27

    If you look at McDonalds averages over the past 5 years, it has been in the 70s other than last season. Much better options to be honest.

      Leeds17 · 31/05/2016 at 20:32

      I agree that there's better options, but at he was only 22yrs old last season perfect age for break out year, no reason he wont have a strong finish to the year and get back to a 90ave from last season.

      Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 20:45

      No worries. Just looking for something different. Defenders are so up and down with their scoring.
      Back line is pretty good. Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Boyd, Suckling, Tippa with Hartley and Ruggles. And Adams in the forward line. Sensible choices are Gibson, Bartel or Rance in a couple of weeks Possibly Mcveigh after R14 bye.
      Thinking Gibson.

        The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 21:49

        Armitage is one I'm keeping an eye on.
        He's dropped $140K now and scored a 149 last week.
        He proved he can score consistently well last year but hasn't been anywhere near that this time around.
        Maybe the reduced rotations have hurt his scores.
        I probably won't go near him but if ya looking for a big gamble…

          Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 22:03

          Thanks for the reply. Probably won't risk mids. But defenders are so up and down anyway.

eyyyy · 31/05/2016 at 18:28

hannebery or pendles for viney?

    eyyyy · 31/05/2016 at 18:42

    or hold viney for 3-4?

      James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:01

      hey mate.

      gee thats such an awkward length out and over part of the bye too.

      but as you are going to someone who is very likely top 8 to 10 in position then i say trade.


    Nick · 31/05/2016 at 19:10

    cant go wrong with either, both will have similar output but at the moment id go hanners just cause hes 30k cheaper

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:25

    Can't go wrong with either – I'd go Hannebery just for the cheaper spend.

Harry · 31/05/2016 at 18:42

Jock for the record I did Gawn to Goldstein and I don't regret it. I knew Gawn would smash Port last week but the strategy had to be long term. Every time I go against a team who has Goldy I get the shakes!!!

No one could have predicted he would hurt his knee. At worst he misses a week. And I picked Tippett from the start for this very reason- ruck coverage.

All good to think it's a bad trade now but I'm backing at Round 23 those who did it will have the last laugh (I hope!!!!)

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 18:57

    Hey Harry.

    Higgo did say we need to play the long game…


    jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 19:00

    Agree Harry – long term I still believe its a trade that will be worth it – but hell – it's cost me early! Ha

      Jacko · 01/06/2016 at 00:11

      Do we get a pat on the back if we started the season with both gold and gawn???

    Todd Goldstein · 31/05/2016 at 19:17

    It was a mistake trading out Gawn for Myself but I will miss more than just a week. Brad Scott wants to rest me til after the bye round? I'm putting up a fight but think Brad Scott wants to go with Daw and let my knee heal. We are 9-0-1 so me sitting 5 weeks will help the side. Daw can pick up the slack.

      Harry · 31/05/2016 at 19:32

      Haha Toddy well I suggest you haul your arse into Brad's office and tell him you're right to go, fighting fit and ready to play 22 games!

Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 18:55

Thinking MacPherson and Kennedy to Collins and Wingard

This means I miss Mathieson but have Hopper and will probably get Trengove
Also gives me DPP in the fwd, def and mids

    Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 19:17


    Liam · 31/05/2016 at 19:21

    Don't like wingard. Not top 10 from now on.

      James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:21

      I tend to agree Liam…..not top 10.


    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 19:52

    Only get Wingard if you have enough trades to risk it, and enough wealth that he can become your F7 if he fails.

      James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:25

      bloody good point southern….always look at the what ifs….both direction.


    Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 19:58

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

    Here is my team before trades
    $76k and 17 trades left

A.J · 31/05/2016 at 19:00

In need of a bit of wisdom:

Start of the year I picked J Macmillan as a POD (Over docherty), and while he started off OK, he's been almost as big a spud as Kade Kolo. Has only produced a score better than 75 just the 3 times, and is now 375k with a BE of 107… Am strongly considering trading him out instead of kerridge, who I believe will make more money. Thoughts

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:11

    what are you trading to AJ?

    That could be as important as who you get rid of.

    Without knowing that I would dump MacMillian first on face value.

    Cheers mate.

      A.J · 31/05/2016 at 19:40

      Would swing adams into defence and petracca into fwd line to make space for robbie gray to come in

      A.J · 31/05/2016 at 19:43

      If not gray then I have 650k to play with in any of the lines, any recommendations?

        James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:52

        Aj, at 650K its a pick of the board.

        Danger Pendles and Shaw are key if you dont have them.

        Then Docherty Zorko and hanners seem roughly next for one for each line.

        Robbie Gray is a value pick but like Jock said…..handball to kick ratio isnt quite right yet.

        oh, Ablett, if you dont have him he is a monty to me.


    Billo · 31/05/2016 at 19:26

    I'm in the same boat. Maybe a trade straight to Smith from Adelaide, around the same price.

      A.J · 31/05/2016 at 19:41

      Yeh, already have Smith, otherwise I would definetly be considering

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:28

    and a tip of wisdom…

    always be good to your mother.

Nicholas · 31/05/2016 at 19:07

Great Podcast fellas!
2 Trade options
Brown -> Sam Collins/Josh Smith -> Gray
Keays -> Mathieson/Brown -> Mathieson

Which do you guys prefer those are the best players i can afford at the moment but im thinking that josh smith will rise same as gray this week so can hold another week

    Nick · 31/05/2016 at 19:14

    Brown -> McVeigh Sorry

jockreynolds · 31/05/2016 at 19:12

James Sykes – you are a prime example of what makes this place somewhere I'm bloody proud of. In here with positivity helping your mates – hats off Jim. Thanks mate.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:54

    Thanks mate.

    Onwards and upwards as a community.


Pendles · 31/05/2016 at 19:15

What do we think about Armitage community?
Hes 450k, and has the capability to score huge.
Currently in 1.1% of teams, pretty great POD in my opinion

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 19:55

    Just not racking em up like last year, maybe the mid time is being shared around a bit more this year?

    Not convinced honestly, I'd ignore the fact he got a 150 vs the dockers.

    Danners · 31/05/2016 at 20:23

    Better options around

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:41

    Hey Pendles…

    As a (very) general rule I get nervous of players between 400k and 500k at this stage of the year*
    *unless a rookie ready to be culled

    There are always exceptions but as a general rule its a worry.

    Paint the fence as crouching says….up and down……

    Its a few years old now but here is crouching's educational video….

    (just wanted to say how funny this is)

    Cheers (or should I say welcome this time)

JackoTierney1 · 31/05/2016 at 19:21

hey community this is my team 25k in the bank and 15 trades
M. Adams, , M. Dea, E. Yeo, D. Byrne-Jones ,K.simpson (M. Hartley, t lee )
P. Dangerfield, L. Parker, M. Bontempelli, P. Cripps, m bliscavs, J. Polec, J. Smith, R.gray (B.keays, L weller, J Gresham)
N. Naitanui, T. goldstein ( M cox )
A. Hall, L franklin, S. kerridge, J. hogan, J. De Goey, D.wells (T papley, C petracca)
Now i know its not the greatest, its only my first season of sc. are there any suggestions of trades or how to fix up my team?

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:38

    Hey Jack.

    For a first off go this isnt bad mate.

    Although there are some opportunities this week for you. maybe hartley down to Sam Collins and DBJ to docherty?

    Try to look at the top players on each line and trade down and up to get them in.

    Cheers mate.

Pman35 · 31/05/2016 at 19:26

G'day Community, thoughts on Wine to Ablett or R Gray who is about $40k cheaper and and a good POD? Or is Ablett @ $541k just too good a price to pass over? I don't like to sideways trade but can't see the disappointing Quadzilla improving enough to become a solid Premo keeper….thoughts on trade?

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:33

    Hey Pman.

    Ablett much better option unless you are worried about him staying fit.

    still averaging 114 on one shoulder!


      Pman35 · 31/05/2016 at 19:43

      My thoughts exactly and I have some decent PODS in Treloar and Ward already so probably will go with Ablett who represents better all round value. Cheers..

Wayno76 · 31/05/2016 at 19:37

I have two players I'm not happy with in my team KK( is he injured late out last week) and S Martin ( is he still concussed )

I have 95000 in bank and not sure what is the best option:

– hold both
– upgrade KK to Gray by switch and Downgrade Mills
-upgrade Martin to Nic Nat ( have Gawn already) and downgrade Mills

Love some help community

    Pman35 · 31/05/2016 at 19:45

    I think Martin needs to be your first priority, punt him now before he loses to much more money and you need consistent 100's coming out of your Ruck division and Martin clearly isn't going to give you that.

      Wayno76 · 31/05/2016 at 20:00

      Cheers I was thinking the same but I'm not sure what's wrong with K K . Is he injured or just been dropped?

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:46

    hey wayno.

    you know we all hate trading (apparent) premos. And then they die in a ditch.

    I would be tempted to trade (worst) one and do what you can to get an upgrade on that (via downgrade elsewhere).

    I wont sugar coat it, it is a crap spot to be in mate.


      Wayno76 · 31/05/2016 at 19:58

      Thanks mate

Todd Goldstein · 31/05/2016 at 19:38

I just want everyone one to be vigilant of Roughy! He's a bloody great player for the Hawks and an all around Great Australian! Wish you the best mate!

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 19:41

    here here mate

    Ketut · 31/05/2016 at 19:48

    Yes absolutely a very likeable guy and extremely underrated player, arguably the most important player in a team that's won 3 flags in a row. Get better soon.

    Derek · 31/05/2016 at 22:13

    I know Roughie loves his SuperCoach

Ketut · 31/05/2016 at 19:51

Great POD fellas, just a little concerned about Higgos advice to hold trades till byes and 3 downgrades before Round 13….sounds good in theory, but can't see there being 3 players worth downgrading to in 1 week especially when 6 teams aren't playing.

    Dean · 31/05/2016 at 21:02

    I dont understand it either mate and I have been playing this since it first started.

    I have Kennedy and even if he doesn't play this week I will still be downgrading Kenndy to Mathison because he is on the bubble and one of very few rookies still worth bringing in and by doing this I will generate $226k from this trade.

    I am confused as to why higgo is recommending HOLDING TRADES this week, I understand it if you have around $700,000 in your war chest but doubt many will. I can't see anyone worth downgrading to this week apart from Mathison so not sure how Higgo expects us to downgrade 3 players in one week.

    Unless Higgo wants us to downgrade to just any non player but that wouldn't make any sense at all.

Derek · 31/05/2016 at 19:52

Seeing plenty of teams getting close to "full premium" although some peoples definition of premium may include Libba, Wells, BSmith, Wines, Dawson, Hall etc.

At this stage of the season, it is important to take stock of how many premiums you need and how much more CASH you need to get them.

We should all start with a short list of premiums to fill the remaining places. I need 5, Rance, Hanners, Gray, Lids & Dahlhous. The current value of these 5 is about $2670 (+10% buffer). Calculate the value of your remaining cash cows, I have 13 other players valued at $3390. Assume at full premium you will have 8 other E players at say an average value of $200 (ideally this would be more including an almost premium loophole), 8x $200= $1600

Simple maths will let you know how much more cash you need to get your ideal premiums.

For me; $2670 + $1600 – $3390 = $880

This will increase if my target players increase, factor in 10% plus add the cost of a good M9/F7/D7 loophole.

It starts to give an idea how far you are away from full premium, and maybe reasses your target players (Simpson to Rich etc) or need to still keep chancing good cash cows? I still need $880, meaning I'll need to bring a few more cash cows in.

Assume there are enough trades remaining and there are downgrade options avaliable

How is your team looking?

    Liam · 31/05/2016 at 21:04

    Sounds like a great plan Derek, just had a try myself. Looks like I should be able to get to full premo.

    I need to trade 5 cash cows up to premos (as well as downgrading a few cows that are on the bench) to get full premo as well as Wells as M9/F7 loop.

    May I ask why you think Hall isn't a keeper ? He may be having a form slump due to injury but I think he can get back to good numbers.

      Derek · 31/05/2016 at 21:57

      ok, so I didn't pick him, bit jealous of those who did.

      My definition of a keeper is if money wasn't an issue, who would you get? I would get the 6 highest averaging forwards. In my opinion they are, Lids, Zorko, dusty, Dalhousie, Montagna, Wingard.

      Hall is in the next braket with Barlow, Rioli etc.

      Also I don't select key position forwards.

        Liam · 31/05/2016 at 22:12

        Wingard !!!???

          Derek · 31/05/2016 at 23:29

          wingard is a gun. If Port start winning he will easy be top 6 forwards.

            clarea · 31/05/2016 at 23:42

            martin Zorko Wingard Wells hall greene anyhow that's who I nave greene dicey but can go big using your no money problems I would swap him for daly and keep the others

              Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:17

              Hall has been great this year, but in a poor team against good sides he has been found out a bit. Players like montagna, zorko still get 100+ even if the team is smashed. greene im not sure about, alot of talent at GWS to share the points around. We'll work out how good Wells is over the next month when Norf play some good teams.

              one i have on my watchlist is Cyril. Whatever they did to his hamstrings in Germany 2 years ago has worked wonders, he hardly misses a game. Never had 30 touches in a game, but can go large, he might be my F7 this year and slot BSmith in at M9/D7

                The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 09:53

                I think Hall may well be above Wingard come seasons end, 114 av over the last 8 games of 2105 and still averaging 100 at the moment despite some injury affected scores. I'm hoping his scores will improve as GC get their injured players back.

                  Derek · 01/06/2016 at 10:14

                  you might be right. that 6th best forward is completely unknown. If you have Hall i would keep him, i have Wingard and will keep him.

            Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 06:01

            agree at his best he's pretty special but he's was going very well last season and couldn't crack a 100ave, he'll be lucky to be top 10 FWDs this season IMO

        Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:19

        I would have had Barlow in my top 6 at the start of the year, especially when i saw fremantle play 4 or their last 5 at home, now not sure, still have him in my team, if have a trade to spare i might move him out.

    D-Train · 01/06/2016 at 00:08

    Interesting consideration as most only look at the number of trades required.
    Personally, my numbers are: 3.880 + 1.600 – 4.505 = 0.975.

    This is skewed a bit higher than yours because I'm looking at top-notch premiums versus who is on field. For example, I'm including Blicavs (475k), Young (430k), and Wells (445k) in the 'need to upgrade category' (I could potentially keep 1-2 of them). I also just realized I didn't figure on the 150k I have in the bank, so that brings my number down to 825k. That's still 3-4 solid cash cows between now and final upgrades, so I'll try to bring those in as they're available over the next few weeks.

      Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:11

      it wouldn't skew the numbers, it all works out even if you are trading selwood for danger.

      $825k is fair bit, but it depends on who your rookies are now, there are a few that should eek out another $100k each.

      The next thing is to find the downgrades, in some cases it will have to be a $102k non-playing rookie just so you get all the cash out.

      The hardest thing is to calculate what you want on the bench. last year i had motlop at M9/F7 and he was fantastic.

      anyways, it is simple calculation that should shed some light on peoples teams

    Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:42

    this year we might be looking at $13.5mil as a full premium team, usually need $14mil+

Greggles · 31/05/2016 at 20:01

Who would be the best swing ruckman available? Just in case toddy is right?

    Wayno76 · 31/05/2016 at 20:10

    Tippett have him in your forward line good switch to ruck if needed

      Greggles · 31/05/2016 at 20:29

      Thanks mate. I'll see if I can get him in.

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:52

    Tom down the page was talking about Lycett, haven't even considered him but after looking at his stats was very surprised nobody has mentioned him, looks on par with Tippet and around the same price.

    Same Ruck/Fwd swing and extremely low ownership.

      Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 06:04

      of all the rucks in a genuine ruck combo at their clubs I think he's the best to go to because Nic Nat has no tank and only spends 60-70% TOG.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:27

    Lycett is also an option. Averaging the same as tippett but about $50k cheaper

Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 20:10

Wait one more week for Collins or grab Tucker now for downgrade. Gut says Collins next week trade out brown and Hartley and get Collins Deledio. Can't get Gray, no midfield dpp
Not going wells 🙂

    Danners · 31/05/2016 at 20:21

    Collins has better JS

      Neverweaken · 31/05/2016 at 20:31

      Thanks. Also makes life simple. No trades this week.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 01/06/2016 at 10:12

        Ibbotson is out for a month, maybe Tucker could fill that role?

Andrew · 31/05/2016 at 20:37

Brown > Paine
Hartley > Collins?
I know Paine is averaging low so far at least he is on the bubble and would allow me to trade Hartley next week who won't leak cash this week. Thoughts?

    The Mountain · 01/06/2016 at 11:08

    Collins for sure

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:29

    Collins – job security is much better long term

Dean · 31/05/2016 at 20:37

Jock, Higgo, Crouching & community.

I totally agree with Higgo Re: HOLD TRADES – However when round 14 comes who in gods name are we going to bring in if there are limited rookies left worthy of bringing in?

Prime example, I have Ben Kennedy like most who has a B/E of 95 and even if he doesn't play this week, it would be foolish for me not to trade him out and bring in Mathieson who is on the bubble?

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:49

    Do what's best for YOUR team mate.

Alex · 31/05/2016 at 20:39

BenKen to Gray, Parker, Selwood or Ward? I really want Gray but that rd 14 is a pain, also the other 3 are expected to drop more $$ but so is BenKen and want him out this week. Help!

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:30

    Could throw a blanket over all 4, Alex. I would probably go with whichever one fits your bye structure best! I wouldn't worry about whether the drop more cash, they're all proven guns and you're still locking in a win over the people who started with those players.

ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 20:41

Hold Kennedy…..he will pull a djb…..wishing I didn't trade him out now

Stevo · 31/05/2016 at 20:43

Another classy Podcast Jock. Wisdoms everywhere. Loved the live broadcast. Would love to hear Crouching at a Tigers game.

Options if Goldy doesn't play?

Thinking 3 options for my team…

1. Hartley & Kerridge to McVeigh & Cox or
2. Hartley & McPherson to Cox & Smedts/S.Collins
3. Hartley & Kerridge to Tippett & Smedts/S.Collins

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:49

    Number three for sure, Cox is not worth bringing in now.

    And I wouldn't trade Smedts in, go for Collins.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:32

    Number three with Tippet/Lycett and Collins for sure.

Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 20:44

Thoughts on Rocky as a POD in about two weeks

He is an absolute gun but as everyone knows (including me), he is injury prone

What does everyone think?

    ABC123 · 31/05/2016 at 21:22

    Pick him up! I' sure you will bench him next week!

    Derek · 31/05/2016 at 22:00

    I'm still holding him, I rate him high

      The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 22:14

      If I had him I'd hold him but I won't be bringing him in unless it's a late season sideways trade when he's proven his fitness.

        Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:45

        This 100%

Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 20:46

Dowble downgrade this week after advice from the community

Kennedy and MacPherson to Mathieson and Collins

Not Wingard anymore

adam · 31/05/2016 at 20:47

Higgo,Jock,Crouching 1,I'm down to 12trades,ranked 44th so going nicely,should I sit on my team and plod along for a while or trade until I'm full premo? I'm 1 back,1mid shy but I think trades are needed come end of year,I'm fine through the byes,18 20 21 as I sit now if all play but will snare a last mid for rd 15.thoughts on trade strategy?

    Dean · 31/05/2016 at 22:02

    Shit mate hold your trades, you will be screwed come season end if u continue trading. Many of the top few hundred drop off like flies towards the end due to not having trades left. Dont stress about slipping from 44th overall to say 100 or so because those last few trades towards the end will save your a$$ big time.

    We are not even half way through the season and you have already used 2/3 of your trades. It doesn't matter what your ranked with over half the season left to go, it only matters what your overall rank is towards the end of the season.
    Due to your very low trades you're in serious dangerous territory mate, you wont even make top 1000 if you keep trading.

    If I were you I would be treasuring those trades like GOLD, Just concentrate on trading IF you have a player that gets injured from now on and look to go full premo in Round 14 so pick your last two premo's after they have there bye in round 13.

    If you have 18 playing players in round 13 & 20 playing players in Round 14 & 21 playing players in round 15. Out of all your 30 players how many elite premo's do you have playing in rounds 13, 14 & 15?

James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 20:48

feeling sentimental fellas…

How after 3 years is this still 100% relevant……and jock flagged problems with Fyfe way back then!

Sun rise, sun set…..but the boys relevance still remains.


    The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 21:29

    Nice one James! Some gold in there!

tom · 31/05/2016 at 20:55

Tippet vs Lycett for ruck cover

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:17

    Interesting the Lycett pick, has been flying under the radar and is probably as good a selection as Tippet.

MOC · 31/05/2016 at 21:00

Another great podcast fellas… I had Houli and was waiting for lairs to come back to do a straight swap, but since he' stuffed his toe I ended up holding. But now I have found I can make money going Houli to McVeigh. How's that sound?

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 00:01

    Seems like a decent trade especially considering Houli is just cash wasting away on the bench.

Tommo09 · 31/05/2016 at 21:04

Here are my upgrade targets

Def: Simpson, Rance/Boyd, Gibson/Bartel
Mid: Selwood, Rockliff
Fwd: Zorko and 2 out of Riewoldt, Dahlhaus and Deledio

    Derek · 31/05/2016 at 22:08

    ok,so Icant argue with any of them

    hedski · 31/05/2016 at 22:59

    Wouldn't touch rocky til he's played 5 in a row.
    And then I'd slap myself.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/06/2016 at 15:45

    Real cheap one out of that lot is jelwood.
    Gonna be under $500k in a couple of weeks

osei3619 · 31/05/2016 at 21:20

some good forward or mid options under 450k

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:20

    Wingard? But anyone under 450k is a risk, I'd suggest downgrading someone for Mathieson/S.Collins to make cash and then getting a premo.

    Collins JS looks very secure with Alex Pearce and now Ibbotson out.

      Osei · 01/06/2016 at 10:30

      Any thoughts on suckling???

        Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:42

        Not bad for 400k, especially with the fwd/def swing. He won't be a top defender though but can still be a good D6.

Steeeve · 31/05/2016 at 21:30

I could get to full premo before byes. But would be looking at some strife during the byes.
Or I could sit tight, and trade through the byes to ensure I'm not munching donuts.

Which way should I go?

    Dean · 31/05/2016 at 21:44

    The later mate, u want to have 18 players playing every bye round, as long as you can field 18 playing players during the bye round then you'll be sweet.

    However keep in mind some players will have 22 players playing during some of the bye rounds and in this case your best 18 players only count so the more you can have the better.

      Steeeve · 31/05/2016 at 22:18

      Yeah might just have to wait. Will mean I'll pay more for my target players most likely (Lids, Gray, Rance). But hopefully not much more, or there might be other bargains come along by then.

      It would also mean holding Ben Kennedy for another week, unless I go early on Sam Collins.

      Also if I want to bring in Mathieson I'll have to cull Hewett a little early. Is Mathieson worth it you reckon? How's his JS?

        Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:23

        He's not scoring very well with an average of 56. so I probably wouldn't cull someone early for him.

        I'd then hope Trengove comes in as he's probably worth the 150k and could quite easily average 75+

          Steeeve · 01/06/2016 at 10:38

          Yeah, just need to decide if Hewett has much cash left in him. If culling early only makes $10k difference then I don't mind, because it will make me over $150k straight up.

          I've revised my trade strategy after seeing two of the blokes I was targeting (Lids, Rance) both have the round 13 bye. Build war chest till then. Probably Mathieson this week and Sam Collins the next, for Hewett and Mitch Brown.

            Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:40

            That sounds pretty wise.

Flaccid Jaff · 31/05/2016 at 21:38

Can libba get back to his best or is this the week to trade him out?

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:25

    He had 31 touches and 6 tackles on the weekend, just a poor DE let his SC score down.

    I'm not trading him.

    Danners · 01/06/2016 at 09:26

    Definitely not the week to trade him out, maybe after the byes depending on form

Boz33 · 31/05/2016 at 21:48

thoughts on these trades community
rd13: cox smith and brown to 102k nuffies
rd14: kerridge to zorko and ruggles to dusty via tippa to backline

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 07:28

    Don't forget, you still need bench cover in the event of an injury. While it might get you to full premo quicker, you get an ijury or 2 and your stuffed!! Just a thought.

Mike · 31/05/2016 at 21:56

Gday Community, Thoughts on MacPherson down to Mathieson? Torn on whether it will be worth the trade, currently have 17 trades in the bank and all my other mids are still generating cash so i dont want to trade them out. Sitting in the top 300 at the moment so just weighing up whether the 100k-150k approx profit ill make is worth the trade.
Thanks lads

    The Ranger · 31/05/2016 at 22:19

    I'm probably doing that trade this week Mike, I need all my rookies generating cash.

      Mike · 31/05/2016 at 23:19

      Good call ranger, i think i may be leaning that way aswell

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:39

    Yeah I'm pulling the trigger on Mathieson. Hopefully he can stay in the team with Rocky coming back

Dan · 31/05/2016 at 22:06

Pittard is my smokey in this week. Hartley and Kennedy out for Pittard and Paine. Looking at Franklin and Rance in a few weeks plus one more fallen in the mid and I'm full. Thoughts on Paine’s JS anyone?

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:29

    Not sure about his JS but poor scoring indicates to me he's not worth it anyway.

    At almost 130k and an average of 46 it's risky and could waste the trades.

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 07:30

    Paine is a worry due to him already being priced at 130k. All he needs is one stinker and his BE is in the positive and not earning money.

Steve · 31/05/2016 at 22:12

Crouching with the lettuce gag. Gold Jerry. Gold. 🙂

Winters · 31/05/2016 at 22:14

i have 12 Trades left and still have BENKEN and DEGOEY both there breakevans are above 100 so they will probably leak cash

and if i wanted to get rid of them i only have 8k in the bank

Should i just hold these blokes or give them the flick

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:36

    Flick if you have some good trades in mind.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 23:42

    hey mate.

    still trying to burn those trades…….control those emotions.

    you will need to bank some trades or you will burn out…..


      Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:44

      Yeah 12 trades isn't a lot…………..I should read the question properly next time!

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:40

    Gotta hold if you're down to just 12 trades – you'll use most of those during the byes.

Pete · 31/05/2016 at 22:25

Do people think that Howe is the real deal now ever since he has been playing half back all his stats have increased and seems to be the pies main ball user out of defence thoughts on bringing him in community

    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:35

    He could be the real deal but I wouldn't lock him in for 500k, call me stubborn if you will.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 23:38

    Hi pete.

    My answer is maybe…which is why I'm not. which means still some risk. Happy to be proved wrong.

    Just my humble opinion.


jake · 31/05/2016 at 22:37

best POD defender out of




    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 00:00

    Williams out of the three.

    Brodie Smith?


      HallyM8 · 01/06/2016 at 01:07

      Why do you think Williams is a better option than Pittard?

        Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:39

        Because I personally don't trust Pittard. Started really well the other year and finished poorly.

    Danners · 01/06/2016 at 09:25


Joel · 31/05/2016 at 22:57

Stef martin to nic nat or gawn?

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 23:33

    hi joel.

    If money is no object then gawn by a poofteenith. cant go wrong with either to be honest.


    Southern S · 31/05/2016 at 23:34

    Gawn for the huge ceiling.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:19

    Gawn has the capacity to go bigger but Nic Nat is more consistent. Probably Nic Nat for mine.

Dean · 31/05/2016 at 23:20

Round 11 – Kennedy to Mathieson, leaves me with $286,200
Round 12 – Hartley to Collins, leaves me with $463,100

Round 14 – Adams to Docherty, leaves me with $233,500
Round 14 – AMT to Simpson, leaves me with $53,500
Round 14 – Petracca projected to be $325,200 by round 14 so will trade him to a rookie if available so if I get a rookie priced around $123,900 or less, this leaves me with approximately $255,000

Round 15 – Smith projected to reach $327,700 by round 15 so by these projections that should allow me to spend $580,000 odd to upgrade my last midfield premium to who ever I can afford.

This will leave me with 10 trades after round 15 or more like 9 because I am sure I will trade Wines out by then.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2016 at 23:29

    Hey dean.

    I love the forward thinking and the plans for the future…

    keep in mind that things can go to pot far quicker than round 15….

    its good to keep half an eye on round 15 as long as one is on round 11 and whatever is left on 12 and 13.

    Mate, you are looking 5 weeks in advance… breath at a time fella.

    saying that…..its well thought out…just keep your mind on the now.


      Kev · 01/06/2016 at 08:07

      Well said, James. If my weekly projected scores were true I'd be the number 1 coach in the land.

      Important to plan ahead but maybe chuck those guys on your watch list and keep a close eye on their price fluctuations.

    Nathan · 01/06/2016 at 10:36

    Ive had same set plans all year
    Yet not once have they been able to be used yet
    I have a bye plan too but not holding my breath

Derek · 31/05/2016 at 23:39

Laird and Rocky declared certain starters this week.

I may have all my premiums on field for the first time since round 1

    I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 06:31

    Will be interested to see how Rocky goes Derek. I'm not ruling him out. The man has a habit of finishing like a beast

    Rick Grimes · 01/06/2016 at 06:41

    In the same boat here. Kind of excited but also weary of another smiting from the SC Gods. Need to keep my head down.

      I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 09:20

      The SC gods have not been kind with Rocky. But Rocky may walk out on the park & say to Matho, step aside son while I show you what beast mode really is!

        Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:58

        Lions only play 4 more teams for the rest of the year who are current top 8, WCE, GWS, Crows & Cats. The Crows game is the only away game of those 4.

        If Rocky can stay fit, i see beast-like scores.

Roj · 01/06/2016 at 00:35

The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Community HOLD.

    Rick Grimes · 01/06/2016 at 06:42

    Haha, good call. I wish we could push a button that removed the trade button for a week. Take the temptation to tinker away from us compulsive types.

jonty · 01/06/2016 at 01:31

hey guys
looking to bring in a DEF premium and can't chose. I Can't afford docherty, and I don't want simpson in there because I want to eventually get doch. Already have Rance, Shaw, Rich, Liard
so I was tossing up between Boyd, Pittard or Gibson.

    Neverweaken · 01/06/2016 at 06:57

    I would say Boyd. I have him. I'm trying to work out my D6 which will probably be Gibson
    Get Simpson anyway. I have both Simpson and Docherty.

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 07:54

    Gibbo is a good D6. Boyd will most likely get rested later on in the season, Gibbo has a good draw coming up.

      I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 10:24

      Pittard has produced some very good & consistent scoring. And he's the main man out of defence

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:37

      Agreed Gibbo would be my choice.

    Northernsoul74 · 01/06/2016 at 13:18

    McVeigh is worth considering.

    Randomcliche · 03/06/2016 at 15:19

    I've gone Howe and mcveigh

Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 06:09

All my Rookies have achievable BEs this week is it silly to think about going Keays to Mathieson? Keays' BE is 40 & if he plays like he did on weekend he's a chance to not make it & I can bank his 115K he's made with the trade & it doesn't affect my bye structure.

    Rick Grimes · 01/06/2016 at 06:50

    I'd probably hold. You never know when a rookie will come good. Case in point is Ryan Davis who was producing similar scores. Last week he pumped out a 90 and is now set for a couple of good price rises. I see a $200k increase as being the minimum (in most instances) before I move them on.

      Smote · 01/06/2016 at 23:29

      Opposite case in point is Menadue who will never make a 200k price rise. Rookies are always a gamble. Sometimes you got to make a call on the underperforming ones who clog up a valuable spot on your team.

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 07:53

    Yeah, Rick summed it up well. All it takes is one good score and Keays has shown he can definitely produce a big score.

      Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 17:50

      Not sure Keays has shown much really, what worried most on the weekend was that his tackling pressure was gone and i think that was the only thing keeping him in the team really.

    Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:50

    what is the point of your rookies "achieving" their BE, you want them to smash it and make you cash.

Saundo · 01/06/2016 at 08:12

Zorko, Lids or Wingard? Only problem is I need to trade Kerridge to get the first 2. Advice please !

    #standbyhird · 01/06/2016 at 08:31


Blake · 01/06/2016 at 08:25

Do I trade KK or BenKen and who for?

    Danners · 01/06/2016 at 09:24


Andrew · 01/06/2016 at 09:03

Steven worth a go?

    Danners · 01/06/2016 at 09:24

    He is if you are after a POD

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:44

    He's definitely a POD. According to Fantasy Freako he averages about 120 against the bottom 10 teams, and he's got 7 teams currently outside the top eight on the run home. Definitely worth a look considering his BE is 40.

Danners · 01/06/2016 at 09:30

Great work podcast fellas! Listened to a bit of the live commentary and it was gold! Look forward to it in the weeks to come

    Derek · 01/06/2016 at 09:47

    i listened to the podcast, was great. reminded me of the Roy & HG days of NRL State of Origin calls. excellent work

    only comment i have is when lekdog was calling the SC and Coachking points, i got confused which he was refering to. It might be better if say lekdog did the coachking scores and Higgo (or someone else) did the Supercoach scores.

      jockreynolds · 01/06/2016 at 11:03

      great feedback Derek – we'll sort that for the next one!

Bob · 01/06/2016 at 10:07

Gray, Steven, Parker, Selwood or Ward?
Steven fits my bye structure the best however there is an element of risk with him.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 12:53

    Steven is definitely a POD. Think the Saints have a favourable draw on the run home and he averages 127 vs the bottom 10 teams according to Fantasy Freako on Twitter.

Derek · 01/06/2016 at 10:08

what do people think of Sloane? is he a better option than RGray and Hanners?

Crows have a great draw second half, only have to play WCE twice, Norf & Cats of the current Top 8 teams. Add to that 4 of their last 5 games are at Home. Only averaged 103 this year, but tough games, or is this all we can expect from him?

really annoyed that i am $5k short to trade Hartley & Mills >>> Maitherson & RGray this week (even with brown i'm $600 short).

    simon · 01/06/2016 at 10:14

    maybe bring fyfe in ?

      simon · 01/06/2016 at 10:16

      hes cheap and reliable 🙂

        Derek · 01/06/2016 at 11:26

        didn't you hear? fyfe got injured and probably won't play for the rest of the year.

          Randomcliche · 03/06/2016 at 15:22

          I thought he was trolling.

    The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 10:56

    I picked up Sloane early based on the Crows draw, its a bit of a gamble but I love the way he goes about it.

    Grahame Lebroy · 01/06/2016 at 11:13

    I think he is a great pick Derek. I think Hanners is a better pick cause I rate him as a top 5 mid this year esp with interchange rotations being reduced, that suits Hanners tank. But if we say from here on till the end of the year will Sloane be I the top 10 mid SC point scorers I think he is a massive chance

      Derek · 01/06/2016 at 11:24

      thanks grahame, i'll be getting Hanners – GUN.

      leaves me M8 to fill, between Selwood, RGray or Sloane. Was originally going to get RGray this week (i re-did numbers and i can go Brown >. RGray). But before i did, i was looking at the other two. Maybe the $40k will make me stay with RGray over Sloane.

        Grahame Lebroy · 01/06/2016 at 11:44

        Yeh its splitting hairs picking between R.Gray and Sloane. I am looking at bringing Gray in this week but my gut has told me all year to stay away from him so tough call. You probably can't go wrong with either of them as a M8

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:45

    Hannebery a much better pick than Sloane

      Derek · 01/06/2016 at 19:38

      I agree, need to think about RGray or Sloane.

    Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 19:14

    Is a "favorable draw" really what Sloane wants doesn't he play best in the big games?

jack · 01/06/2016 at 10:28

which 2 too get rid off out of with BE Liba(116), BenKen(97), Hartley(95). And who to bring in for them? 60k in the kitty so looking double downgrade

    Grahame Lebroy · 01/06/2016 at 11:14

    Out of those 3 Kennedy and Hartley for me Jack

      Northernsoul74 · 01/06/2016 at 13:10

      I'm assuming Hartley won't play this week due to injury so am holding. Ben Ken out for me.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:47

    Hartley will miss 2-3 so could easily trade to a Sam Collins or Kaiden Brand who should get a good run at the Hawks now that Spangher is injured. Kennedy is the other one I would trade, hold Libba until the byes.

Sam · 01/06/2016 at 10:29

Rance, Laird or Mcveigh?

    Grahame Lebroy · 01/06/2016 at 11:15

    Laird, but Rance will go very big on occasions

Nathan · 01/06/2016 at 10:52

B smith?
Worth brining in at 365
Will eventually be d7/m9

    Grahame Lebroy · 01/06/2016 at 11:15

    A solid back up option to have in either, probably too much cash to be sitting at M9 though like him more as a D7

      Nathan · 01/06/2016 at 16:48

      Ive had same set plans all yearyeah he would be my d6 for a few weeks but would eventually be oushed out as a backup

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 11:34

    Wait and see how he goes with Laird back this week.

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:35

      He seems to go fine with laird in the team ,check out the stats.

        Nathan · 01/06/2016 at 16:49

        Yeah he has done ok this year with laird in the team

MAC · 01/06/2016 at 11:14

should i trade in wingard and R.gray?

    Suzzane · 01/06/2016 at 11:15

    I think those are great trades mac

      Rosanna · 01/06/2016 at 11:16

      i dont want your opinion suzzane

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:53

      They could possibly be very good trades, prices are down on both those guys.

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 11:34

    Gray yes, Wingard no. While he is very cheap, he relies on Port to play well, and they have a tough draw coming up.

      Derek · 01/06/2016 at 13:01

      Wingard relys on Port to play well, port rely on RGray to play well…….

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/06/2016 at 15:56

        And I rely on both to play well as they r both in my team.

Wizard of Ertz · 01/06/2016 at 11:17

Have both Murphy and Viney and really unsure what to do. Down to 14 trades and 4 players away from full premo, so feel like I need to hold, but it would put a serious dent in my scoring capacity. Also brought Goldy in 2 weeks ago, but can swing Tippett into ruck to avoid donut. Any thoughts?

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 19:00

    Yeah tough one. I'd probably trade away one of them, Murphy is only going to miss 2-3 whereas Viney could miss 4, so I'd probably trade away Viney and hold Murph. With only 14 trades left it's a tricky scenario!

Jay · 01/06/2016 at 11:21

Tom Mitchell anyone? 107 average and less than $500k. with a BE of 38.
Was looking at BenKen to him

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 11:35

    Can go big, but DE seems to effect his score too much for me.

    Pinidu · 01/06/2016 at 12:14

    Was a fantastic option with FWD eligibility. Had him last year. Not sure this year though.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 12:41

    The worry is whether Sydney continue to use him as a tagger like they did against the Hawks. If he is just allowed to go free though he's a gun.

      Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:46


      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:12


      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:13

      that is why is is appealing, can go big if not a tagger

MzD · 01/06/2016 at 11:27

whats peoples opinion on Pittard? I've kind of monitored him in past seasons and have come to the realisation that he can be a bit of a clanger king but I do notice he has improved in every season. Surely he's going forward and nothing backwards. Thoughts plz.

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:46

    I still don't trust him but could be stubborn and foolish. I would get McVeigh.

murray · 01/06/2016 at 11:54

Tom Mitchell or spend the extra and go Hanneberry. The latter is a gun

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 12:40

    Hannebery has certainly been the more consistent of the two. But Mitchell is probably going to be as cheap as he's going to be this year – under $500k with a breakeven in the mid 30s. Mitchell is only in 4.4% of teams, so a bit of a POD compared to Hannebery who is in nearly 16%. If money isnt an issue I'd go Hannebery, but Mitchell is value right now.

      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:07

      thanks Jezza, you nailed all the relevant points, my query is who will score better for the remainder of the season, I think Hanneberry will, that is why he is priced appropriately and why Titch isnt. The big Q I am waying up is Titch's price upside and Hanners price downwards. But then if Hanners is a keeper then I would get him also

        jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 13:13

        The big thing for me would be whether you think Mitchell can match Hannebery's scoring from here on out. At this stage I have my doubts given that Mitchell's role has been different against the Hawks and Roos. He tagged Sam Mitchell a couple of weeks ago but roamed free against North. Whereas Hannebery does what he wants all the time which is why I'd pick Hannebery. Could be the No. 1 scoring mid this season.

          murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:17

          i agree on all points, I think Titch's role is too uncertain to pick him as a keeper and could not trust Longmire about how he would play Titch, co Hanners for me. Pay for the quality for the premium, just like in the sharemarket hey!

            murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:19

            should be 'so hanners for me'

            jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 13:19

            That's it, gotta invest in the blue chip stocks!

              Jay · 01/06/2016 at 13:24

              Can't always afford blue chip, so I may have to invest in the speculative stock.

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:45

    Would you be looking at Tom Mitchell if he didn't get a 178 that is the question. Not a bad buy but hasn't been as consistent as last year.

    Hannebery is a big lock.

      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:08

      No SS, it is only because of the 178. I think Hanners is the more reliable and certain scorer

    Derek · 01/06/2016 at 13:03

    i've been waiting for Hanners to get cheaper. Wouldn't consider TMitch at all.

      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:09

      I thinks Hanners to derek, I think you caould wait until the bye rounds, hanners is tipped to fall a little bit this week. Ithink is BE is about 136

      murray · 01/06/2016 at 13:20

      I think Hanners too Derek, is more reliable than Titch. Wait a week or the byes

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/06/2016 at 16:01

    Swans have gold coast this week titch could be asked to put the breaks on bald jeebus.

Pinidu · 01/06/2016 at 12:13

Community, what are your thoughts on the amount of trades we should have at this stage….just to get some perspective. If we count our rookies and compare with trades remaining…here's what I reckon:
1-2 rookies left on field: should have 15-17 trades remaining
3-4 rookies left on field: should have 18-20 trades remaining
5+ rookies on field: minimum of 19-20 trades remaining
What do you reckon community? (I didn't count Wells and Libba as rookies)

    Bob · 01/06/2016 at 12:59

    I've got 4 & 19 so think that's pretty accurate Pinidu

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 19:02

    Not counting Libba/Wells as rookies, I have three left with 18 trades.

    Tommo09 · 01/06/2016 at 19:07

    If this is true, I'm in trouble then

    I have 5 on field and 15 trades
    Next week I will have 3 left

    I'm in big trouble aren't I?

Gibbs · 01/06/2016 at 12:19

Thoughts on wingard? Thinking of getting him in this week or I could get daulhaus in?

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 12:44

    Wingard could be a good shark move has the potential to score well. But he could end up a weak F6 or an F7 so if you're happy with that go for it.

    PAULY · 01/06/2016 at 13:12

    DalhAUS for me

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 01/06/2016 at 16:03

    Get yourself in Gibbs. Firming for the Brownlow

      Andy · 01/06/2016 at 19:29

      Gibbs couldn't win a root in a brothel !

Pauly · 01/06/2016 at 13:11

WHAT IS the communities opinion on trading out Wines and bringing in R Gray

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 13:29

    A little sideways but then again Wines has never been an Ultra premo and Gray has, go with your gut.

      Davonaise · 01/06/2016 at 14:32

      It's a little side ways agree Southern, though I am look down the barrel for same trade
      One would think it's a 15-20 pt gain per week

        PAULY · 01/06/2016 at 14:52


      PAULY · 01/06/2016 at 14:52


WORLD OF PAIN · 01/06/2016 at 13:18

[email protected]!!
I have viney. T Adams, Murphy, Mundy, goldy, Martin and stringer.

What do I do?
What would u do?
Potentially more holes than a block of swiss cheese.

    Pinidu · 01/06/2016 at 13:52

    Geez mate, your injury list is so big it has its own leadership group.

      I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 14:42


    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 19:03

    Gotta prioritize the players you have who are injured and out for the longest – Adams and Viney would be at the top of that list.

North · 01/06/2016 at 13:18

community at the moment I only have 14 players playing during round 14, I am going to upgrade ben kennedy to a premium midfielder but he must have a round 13 or 15 bye, so I cant get ablett gray or priddis. The options I have is trading kennedy to a midfielder under 603k like Sloane or coniglio, or downgrading mitch brown to a rookie defender and getting lachie neale with 15 trades left.
my midfield premiums are hanners, parker, danger, ward, libba and wines.
Id love to have any other suggestions, thanks.

    The Ranger · 01/06/2016 at 17:20

    Selwood? Not scoring well now but has runs on the board.

Tret · 01/06/2016 at 13:58

brought Wingard and Shane Edwards in a couple of weeks ago when they were both around 400k. Has been great so far and am considering Jake Stringer at 350k next week as bench cover. What do we think?

    Davonaise · 01/06/2016 at 14:35

    Or Motlop when he falls close 400k

      Tret · 01/06/2016 at 14:47

      Yeah will be a nice trade in soon

    Smote · 02/06/2016 at 01:50

    Stringer is the big worry for me.
    Dogs ranked 1st for DE
    3rd for Inside 50s
    6th for Marks I50
    And yet Stringer is still staining everyones team like the King Spuddy McSpud that he is.

murray · 01/06/2016 at 14:09

what is McVeigh's BE and has he bottomed out

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:18

    His BE is 79. His BE has probably bottomed out but he's only averaging 84.7 over the last three and last week was his first 100+ score for the year. I'd probably hold off for another week.

Davonaise · 01/06/2016 at 14:30

What do people reckon of going Kedge to Betts and Wines to Robby?

    Tret · 01/06/2016 at 14:49

    Breakeven of 80 but only the one score over 100 so could be a bit of a gamble. Ill be waiting another couple of weeks.

      Tret · 01/06/2016 at 14:49

      Sorry, this was in reply to murray.

    Tommo · 01/06/2016 at 15:12

    Scoring is a bit erratic, relies on goals more often than not to boost his scoring, has got a favourable draw coming. Could be a great shark move if it pays off.

Andy · 01/06/2016 at 14:48

If Goldy is out this week surely John Worsfold would see that we need ruck cover and play Grimley?

    Crowmagnon · 01/06/2016 at 16:49

    it worked when Martin was out.

    Blueth · 01/06/2016 at 17:34

    just had hand surgery on Monday and is also a VFL witches hat

Banga · 01/06/2016 at 15:14

Which 2 to get rid off out of BenKen, Hartley, Kerridge, De Goey and Stef Martin.

    Pom · 01/06/2016 at 17:27

    I've gone Benken dpp to rookie……. hoping Williams gets named as not much around, could go Mathieson too.
    Enables me to go Martin to Goldstein. Martin going to be in 300k bracket unless he pulls out a monster score.
    Should have gone martin to goldy last week. Hindsight is great…..

Mitch · 01/06/2016 at 15:21

team is
shaw docherty simpson bartel laird amt dbj collins
pendles danger parker ward ablett libba smith hewitt dunkley macpherson cunningham
goldy gawn cox
martin barlow hall zorko kerridge petracca adams menadue
173k and 17 trades left

midfield is probably my weakest currently
dont really want to move smith/hewitt on as they still have cash to make but only 2 in my midfield with value currently
would go downgrade to mathieson then upgrade to a fallen premo in gray most likely.
or upgrade a amt/adams/menadue to a premo forward and leave midfield to upgrade during bye rounds.

any other suggestions community would be greatly appreciated

    Derek · 01/06/2016 at 16:18

    you gotta bite the bullet and trade out either of cunningham or mcpherson and get maitherson. two duds on your bench aint going to make you any cash.

      Mitch · 01/06/2016 at 16:34

      wont make any cash from doing that though at this point

        Derek · 01/06/2016 at 16:40

        look to the future. if you don't generate the cash now you won't get to full premium.

        Cam_H · 01/06/2016 at 17:00


        I'm not keen on telling people what to do with their teams, but presenting to you as a possibility is completely obliterating your bank balance and going 'Cunningham + MacPherson' to 'Dahlhaus + Mathieson' which keeps the Mid-Fwd swing in the midfield through Dahlhaus that Cunningham currently provides. Will leave you with $1,800. Just a thought!

          Mitch · 01/06/2016 at 17:03

          Unfortunately its Carltons Cuningham not from Sydney 🙁

HELLLLLLLLLP · 01/06/2016 at 16:18

Need some advice community… I go Pittard, Enright or Gibson for my D6 spot….I have Shaw, Simpson, Boyd, Bartel atm….Docherty will round out my defence next week as my D2/3 guy…..Could do that this week by trading Dea but it would mean having Ruggles/ Byrne on the park.. What are peoples opinions??????
Gibson inconsistent
Enright's length of tooth, plus have another age pensioner or two with Barte and Boyd
Pittard is inconsistent but improving

    Hellllllp · 01/06/2016 at 17:56


      jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 19:05

      Laird probably the best option out of the ones you mentioned

Blake · 01/06/2016 at 16:59

Do I trade KK or BenKen?
Who do I trade them for?

    Kev · 01/06/2016 at 19:00

    What options do you have?

Tommo09 · 01/06/2016 at 17:08

What is everyone ranked?

    Blueth · 01/06/2016 at 17:36

    3157th/19 trades

      Shake n bake · 01/06/2016 at 18:14

      1030/ 20 trades

        Tommo09 · 01/06/2016 at 18:27


    johnno2908 · 01/06/2016 at 19:17

    353 with 19 trades (17 after this week).

      Thomas · 01/06/2016 at 19:23


    Randomcliche · 03/06/2016 at 15:26

    I millionth with no trades (15).

gator59 · 01/06/2016 at 17:34

Thoughts on Lycett as a POD

    Blueth · 01/06/2016 at 17:52

    ))———– 🙁

    Southern S · 01/06/2016 at 17:53

    Seems as viable as Tippet. Averaging almost the same but 50k cheaper.

    jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 18:16

    Interesting selection – he's actually averaging more than Tippett. If he can keep it up he's definitely a POD

Blueth · 01/06/2016 at 17:53

That sad face is Scott Lycett. On the left we have my butt shooting poop at him.

jake · 01/06/2016 at 17:54

got 500k to trade in a FWD who do i get in

Suggestions community

    Davonaise · 01/06/2016 at 18:08

    I have gone kedge to Betts
    A lot talking about Wingard but who knows?

    Chose Betts cause Adelaides draw opens up now compared to Ports.
    And only 431k too

      Kev · 01/06/2016 at 18:59

      Bit early on Kerridge I reckon, does he really need upgrading? Betts started well but has averaged 80 since round 4

      jezzahill · 01/06/2016 at 19:08

      Definitely consider Gunston. Averaging 107 in his last five, is the main man up forward for the Hawks and they have a favorable draw on the way home.

Blake · 01/06/2016 at 18:16

Do I trade KK or BenKen?

    Kev · 01/06/2016 at 18:55


      Blake · 02/06/2016 at 07:36

      who for? I have $410,800 to replace

Tommo09 · 01/06/2016 at 18:29

Anyone thinking Libba to Selwood in a couple of weeks?

    I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 20:04

    Madness. Selwood getting the tag & scoring terribly. Can't tag Danger so Selwood next best

Leeds17 · 01/06/2016 at 18:36

Had been cursing myself for trading out Rockliff for T Mitchell in Round 3 instead of Parker… But geez the game turns quick after Parker's low score and Titch's high score on the weekend only about 40points between the 2 since R3 now.

Saundo · 01/06/2016 at 19:33

Has anyone considered M. Willid from GC as a downgrade option? FWD/MID

    Saundo · 01/06/2016 at 19:34

    Sorry Willis

      I N Pieman · 01/06/2016 at 20:02

      What you talking about Wiliis

poloko48 · 01/06/2016 at 20:48

My current rookie situation and how I determine who to trade:

AMT $368300 av 76.3 / last 3 av 82.7 / BE 43 – keep, BE lower than both averages, trade after byes
Wagner $288500 av 64.9 / last 3 av 56.0 / BE 48 – keep, but may be due next week, hoping to break $300K
Ruggles $246300 av 60.5 / last 3 av 63.7 / BE 31 – keep, may have another couple of weeks before culling
Hartley $294200 av 62.3 / last 3 av 51.3 / BE 95 – injured, trade when back in, use as E loophole where possible
Brand $163100 av 54.3 / last 3 av 54.3 / BE 0 – keep until after byes, will get game time now with Spangher out

Smith $288200 av 74.2 / last 3 av 76.0 / BE 28 – keep until after byes
Davis $228200 av 56.7 / last 3 av 63.0 / BE -19 – keep until after byes
Keays $235500 av 60.2 / last 3 av 59.3 / BE 39 – keep until after byes

Petracca $277200 av 73.2 / last 3 av 72.3 / BE 10 – keep until after byes
Kerridge $387800 av 83.7 / last 3 av 80.0 / BE 60 – may upgrade in a couple of weeks to maybe Wingard
D Riolo $218500 av 45.8 / last 3 av 46.3 / BE 28 – injured (? – not on updated injury list), keep as bench cover, slow burn.

Current full team (15 trades, $118.3K in the bank)

DEF: Heater, Bartel, AMT, Laird, Wagner, Ruggles (Hartley, Brand)
MID: Danger, Hanners, Parker, Ward, Jelwood, Libba, Priddis, Wines (JSmith, Davis, Keays)
RUC: Goldy, Gawn (MKing)
FWD: Zorks, Buddy, Tippett, Hall, Wells, Petracca (Kerridge, DRioli)


    Smote · 02/06/2016 at 02:40

    Pretty good team but getting light on trades
    Mids and rucks looking good… fwds not too far away.
    Leaving defence last to upgrade is a good strategy but would need to hold off on sideways trades from now on unless its a long term injury….. like me… you are stuck with Parker and Wines and just got to hope they turn it around.
    Cull one of Wagner or Ruggles for Collins but only if he gets selected for his 3rd game.
    And hope both Lee and/or Williams get picked for their 3rd games so Hartley can get culled too. Good luck!

Big balls · 02/06/2016 at 09:19

Gday fellas , would love everyone's thoughts do we hold Sam Mitchell ? Breakeven 129 , $455,000 & averaging 99 ?

Jai · 03/06/2016 at 09:10

O.wines a keeper? Let me know

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