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RD14: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.

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Big Carl CoachKings CommunityWe are getting closer to the business end of the season, Community. Just nine rounds to go. Which begs the question, how many trades do you have left? Anything over 10 at this stage and you are doing well.

Many of us are coming up to our teams being full premo, with any trades left over to be used as injury cover. At this stage, bench cover is also equally as important. Quality rookies can be left alone to serve as valuable cover in our time of need.  Planning now will be invaluable come league finals time.

The likes of Gary Ablett, Sam Mitchell and Rory Sloane set the world alight in Round 14, which compensated for the poor performances from Heath Shaw and co. The pain is nearly over, Community. Just one bye round to go.


Our very own CoachKings went next level last Thursday, with 1200 odd of us playing at home for the first time. And free to play-at-home CoachKings is on again this Thursday for West Coast v Essendon. Fair to say it’s ripping fantasy footy a new one – with high praise coming from all corners:



The Heroes

Gary Ablett (155 SC)

All this talk of Dangerfield being the AFL’s new top dog must have been burning Gaz up inside. In the son of God is a strong desire to be a champion and one of the greatest of all time. This is what we love about the man. He never gives up and he’s always up for the contest. May well challenge Danger as the competition’s top scorer for the remainder of the season.

Sam Mitchell (152 SC)

Has been very solid this season, really. The only downside is he has missed a couple of games. Take out a poor 53 from his numbers and his average is around 110 SC. Should be considered, particularly because he has missed a couple of games so is unlikely to be rested for the remainder of the season.

Sam Collins (126 SC)

Many would have been eyeing trading him next week with his bye, but not anymore. Was bloody impressive in a dismal Freo side. Mature body, reads the play well and took plenty of quality contested marks. Very, very handy bench cover at D7 or D8.

Honourable mentions: Jack Riewoldt (161 SC), Rory Sloane (145 SC), Matt Crouch (144 SC), Anthony Miles (141 SC), Zac Williams (141 SC), Steve Coniglio (138 SC), Connor Menadue (132 SC), Dustin Martin (131 SC), Callan Ward (122 SC).

The Villains

Heath Shaw

The Heater of old was always prone to the odd stinker, but we haven’t really seen it in the past couple of seasons with his sublime form. Received some close attention from Carlton, who obviously did plenty of homework on him. A rare blemish in another sublime season. He will be back.

Jimmy Bartel (54 SC)

He’s been a real tease this year, has Jimmy. Just started to hit his straps nicely before this week. The fact he has the bye coming up will put almost everyone off and he is unlikely to be traded in as a potential top six defender. Corey Enright almost seems a better option, purely because of his consistency.

Patrick Cripps (69 SC)

A lot of coaches were hot on this bloke after his strong form season. Must remember he is still only young and in his third season. Was always going to drop off. Was never going to be a top eight mid this season, which is why it is best to stay away at this stage. Will be an absolute gun in a couple of years, however.

Honourable mentions: Alex Rance (76 SC).

The Redeemers

Josh Gibson (114 SC)

Gibo was always going to come back strong after a disappointing performance last week. Inconsistency remains somewhat of an issue, which is not ideal. You can’t rely on a bloke you will give a 130 one week and 50 the next.

Grant Birchell (119 SC)

Had a mate who traded him out this week, ironically Birch went bang as a result. Again, there seems to be no bloody consistency with many of these players, particularly in defence. It’s been a strange season.

Aaron Hall (71 SC)

It wasn’t a brilliant effort, but it could have been so much worst for Hall owners. Failed to get a touch in about the first 15 minutes. Recovered admirably. Still seems to be out of favour with Rocket, however. Needs to bounce back considerably to keep his position starting in our forward lines.


The Prodigies

Rhys Mathieson (91 SC)

Stepped up in our time of need. You have to hand it to the kid. A hard nut who loves the inside stuff, this performance should guarantee an extended run for the rest of the season, especially with Brisbane’s woes. They are better off continuing to play kids and looking to the future, of which Mathieson fits the mould perfectly.

Tom Phillips (89 SC)

Absolute ball magnet as a junior and looks the goods at the highest level also. Snagged a couple of goals and looks to have cemented his place in the Collingwood side for weeks to come. On the bubble, should be the number one trade in option this week for those who do not have him.

Tom Ruggles (91 SC)

Another rookie that came to his owner’s aid when needed the most. Full credit to the rug man. Again, will be handy bench cover in defence.

Honourable mentions: Jade Gresham (82 SC), Jarrad Jansen (64 SC), Eric Hipwood (59 SC), Corey Wagner (49 SC).

The Damned

Ryan Davis (32 SC)

Shall now be proclaimed the donut king. Was sitting on 0 SuperCoach points at half-time and going at 0 per cent efficiency. Had a low break-even of 42 heading into the game and didn’t even make it.  Bloody terrible.

Jordan De Goey (64 SC)

Has to go, simple as that. A prime lesson on why the majority of the time it is best to steer clear of mid pricers. Has been highly underwhelming.

Brodie Smith (49 SC)

One of the great let downs this season. Owners would be desperately looking at options to get rid of him. Once a hallmark of his game, his inconsistency has been an absolute nightmare in 2016. Hot and cold to the extreme.

Congrats in order as well

Tammy from The Marrondah Sports Club belted out a very solid 1081 on Saturday arvo and won herself the CoachKings weekly $1000! Well done Tammy

How are you looking coming into the final bye round community?

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Bolton's Blues

What do you suggest those Cripps owners do?
The kid can play, there is no doubt about it, but hes just giving me a headache i dont need this late in the season


A swap to Treloar if you've got 50k in the bank?

In the Nick of time.

If you've got a decent amount of trades then his price with a small amount of cash you should be able to jump on a consistent premo. Otherwise I'd stay if trades are low. He's not playing poorly, just not as well as we would have hoped.

In the Nick of time.

Or wait a week for Hannebery?

Bolton's Blues

6 trades left, 1 upgrade left, but still have Libba and the under performing Cripps. 432k in the bank
Upgrade is Petracca which will be to Zorko after next week, leaves me 5 trades
Was going to wait for Hanners and Pendles to bottom out and trade Cripps and Libba to them, which would leave me 3 trades, which isnt ideal

In the Nick of time.

I'd hold. You'll need those trades.


why would you buy him then…

Bolton's Blues

ive had him since the start of the season? i guess we can all select the right players like yourself and be ranked #1 in SC
sorry man, my mistake


I have 510k to spend on a Mid…should I bring in sammy Mitchell, Callan ward or dylan shiels?

Much help will be appreciated.

In the Nick of time.

Ward for price, consistency and good run to the finals. Shiel for POD.

Higgo's Dog

Of those three I'd go Mitchell proven scorer….


Gws have their bye this week


As do the Hawks… Hold or Ward if bye isn't an issue

In the Nick of time.

Forward line looked alright a couple of weeks ago but with Wells and Dahlhaus injured I'm doubting myself.

FWD Line: Wells, Dahlhaus, Hall, Martin, Montagna, Kerridge. EMG: Rose, Petracca. I'd be happy to have Kerridge or Petracca as F6 if need be due to a shortage of trades. THE ISSUE: Do I sit and wait any longer on Hall? Should I bring in Zorko a week early for him and keep the extra 20/30K Hall will lose this week? Otherwise I think a Kerridge upgrade is on the cards.

Mids, RUC and Backline are full premo already. Thanks team!


Still confident that Hall will come good assuming he's playing, team played much better when he was around the ball in the 2nd half hopefully the dinosaur rocket will take notice.

Higgo's Dog

I've got nine trades left.

M.Adams D6 and Weithering D7
A.Hall M8 and Petracca M9
Gawn and Goldie
S.Kerridge F6 and F7 Phillips Mendue to swap with Petracca

I also have B.Smith at D5 – is it worth trading him out ??? Considering trades and also I've no cask in the bank.

Would appreciate some comments

In the Nick of time.

Get Smith out, quick. If you're low on trades Weitering, Adams, Hall, Petracca and Kerridge aren't so bad at the tail of end of your setups. Smith is hopeless through. Get him out and get in a rock bottom price rookie. Perhaps Aliir or Cole?

Higgo's Dog

thanks Nick… I might chance my luck with Smith….and hope he scores large but when Laird is in he seems to crash but I will give it more thought. Will definitely check if both these guys are in


Merrett or Barlow for f6??

Higgo's Dog

I think Barlow has found his spot now but I still don't trust Lyon. At least you can depend on Merrett playing where he has all year.

Bolton's Blues

Barlow, but i traded him out earlier in the season and im to stubborn to bring him back




Barlow injured for 4 weeks …merret


fellas im stumped this week and id love some input, team currently looks like

Shaw, Doch, Simpson, Laird, Rance, KK

Danger, Hanners, Ablett, Parker, Libba, Priddis, Wines, Kerridge

Gawn, Goldy

Martin, Wells, Barlow, Dahlhaus, Zorko, Hall

I have 350k currently in the bank and my last downgrade will be menadue/collins in a few weeks leaving me with around 550-600k of money to upgrade and 10 trades left.
I am waiting for JJ to come back in for my final backline spot and am waiting on dahl, and also hall to hopefully come good.
Which leaves Libba, Wines and Kerridge to go. Thinking about pulling the trigger on one of them this week and trading to treloar but unsure on other mid spots. Considering holding off wines for another week or two and picking up pendles when he drops and also getting ward after his bye.

Any thoughts on my team in general would be greatly appreciated as usual!

In the Nick of time.

I'd stay with Wines if you've waited this long and upgrade Kerridge to a Neale, JPK or Montagna who is has DPP status.


Pendles is a rock, I'm getting him in next week after another price drop. Can't go wrong with Ward either!


Libby's to Pendles or Montagna (dpp)


Nice write up Carl. I guess I'm gonna take the gibbo rollercoaster all the way, though that should be the defence rollercoaster as the majority go up and down.

Team is pretty much done except for the ruggles query below. Nearly premo would like hannas in the mids.

Def: Shaw, larid, doc, simmo , gibbo. ruggles (Collins, brand)
Mid: Danger, god, rocky, gray, parker, sheil, priddus, Duncan. (trengrove, phillips, stewart)
Ruck: Gawn. goldy. (Wyatt)
Fwd: Zorko, dusty, lids, joey, chad, wells. (tracca, paine).

Pretty happy with team was gonna go Duncan to hannas this week but dunc goes and pulls out another ton.
if you take the 25 out when he got mummified he is averaging over 100 and has 9 tons.
So might just stick for the moment good pod.
8 in the chamber – going tracca to dahl when dahl gets a couple of games under his belt.

D6 last spot to fill.
Was gonna go ruggles – mcveigh this week but ruggles is avg 85 over the last 3 weeks and seemed to have found his niche.
Cats using him alot more out of defence.
Has mcveigh found his mojo or was that last game a one off?
As rd15 bye heavy does give me another player on the park
Take the hit this week and let ruggs moo abit more and trade for bartel in a couple of weeks?
That low score gotta cause a significant price drop.
Currently have $470k to spend on a defender.

thoughts – wait and eat a donut seems to be the advice.

In the Nick of time.

Laird at your price range or Pittard (more expensive and just out of your price range) for D6. Even Enright for consistency and a decent price with a 63BE (473K) if you can find some extra cash.


Currently have kerridge and hall as F5/6 and was looking to upgrade one to montagna, can't decide which one tho??

In the Nick of time.

Kerridge, he's done his job and has a 100+ BE. Hall is playing well just needs more MID time. GCS have a good run to September.

Southern S

Except Kerridge has been in decent form all season Hall is unreliable, Hall also has a 120 BE.


Hall was terrible last weekend for the first three quarters (only had 37 pts to three quarter time) – not sure your argument stacks up.

Having said that Kerridge does appear to have peaked in price…


Community ihave 115k in the bank, now i think ablett is a must so is there anyway of me bringing him into my side thx. Players with the bye are in CAPS
Def- SHAW, simpson, pittard, docherty,GIBSON, laird(lee, COLLINS)
Mid- DANGER, pendles, SHIEL, MITCHELL,priddis, liberatore, parker,KEAYS(trengove, MATHIESON,macpherson
Ruc- gawn, GOLDY(goertz)
Fwd- martin, montagna,ZORKO,BARLOW, merret, j kennedy(phillips,hall)

I only have 16 fielded, will be 17 if lee is named, any ideas on how to get ablett and have 18?

In the Nick of time.

Lee won't be in this week I imagine. Now is a good time to get rid of Keays, If you have Hall as bench cover you may as well ditch him. Should leave you with the money you need to finalise your FWD bench and MIDs. Perhaps Rose and Ross? POD choices but limited FWD rookie options now.


RE trades
I already have Phillips.
I dont see any other worthwhile downgrades and I have 9 trades left and at least 19 on the field.
I dont see the point is sideway trading with Kerridge, Hall or Libba. Not premos but good enough to score enough points.
Williams and Crocker haven't gone up enough.
I'm considering holding.
Anyone else thinking the same?

Southern S

Kerridge+35k to Montagna is a good trade that I'm doing.

Montagna 15% ownership 100 average. BE 53.

Kerridge 58% ownership 86.5 average BE 105.

Hall probably should've been traded a while ago I did it before the byes when he got dropped, if you've held this long I guess it's a different story but no longer looks anywhere near a keeper.


Thanks Southern.
I like that one allot. Good job.!!
I just need a worthwhile down grade to get the 35K
Maybe Kade Stewart $169k to Thomas Cole $117k. Not sure if Cole will play again though.
Or maybe Jesse Joyce (played 3, BE -5). Not much cash generation but better chance of playing.


Yep like this one also, except I'm planning to offload my worst pick off the year (Brodie Smith) for Montagna and might have to wait a week or two on Kerridge


I'm going from 10 to 8 trades this week, but like yourself, opting to run with some mid-pricers for a bit in case calamity strikes (a la Nic Nat – Tippett – Dahlhaus week).
Alarmed to see someone on the forums proposing to go from 5 trades to 2 trades this week in a series of upgrades.


Is it worth it to bring in Trengove (mel) for R. Davis? Davis will lose cash and dont even think he will be named this week after last rounds performance.


KK and Hopper to Simpson and Phillips

In the Nick of time.

Do you already have Boyd (WBD)? Around the same price and scoring a little bigger although that may change when JJ comes back in. Otherwise I'd look at Zwilliams, Pittard and Enright who are about 50K cheaper.


I don't have Boyd


I'm going to go with Pittard.


I prefer Simpson, consistent and durable


KK OUT. What a joke he's become. KK to ANYONE is a good trade.

Southern S

Simpson or Williams.


How many trades have people got left?

In the Nick of time.

I've only got five but I've been way too undisciplined. 10 would be a good number at this stage. Most would have around 7-8 I would imagine after this week's trades.


10 with full premo…


10 to 8 this week without full premo.


Luke Hodge anyone?

Southern S

Will be a great POD, but obviously not worth getting on his bye round, might be able to get him cheaper after another game or two if willing to wait, BE of 125.


Cheers mate. Cash isn't really an issue, I'll probably get him in next week

Southern S

Yep Hodge is usually a lock for me, kind of regret not leaving a spot for him in my midfield.


Yeh same for me. I reckon he'll explode like a caged bull after the bye.


he was huge yesterday, his SC score didn't reflect the impact he had on the game. not surprisingly, Sam mitchell scores well with hodge back.


Yeh and he was rotated on and off a fair bit yesterday… Had 6 clangers, but that will drop significantly with the more games he plays


Yes! good choice, will dominate


Cheers mate, i reckon it will pay off

I N Pieman

Well done to community man Phil & his team Moustachio. Ploughed his way into 4th place overall in SC. Good luck mate


Thanks lads! Couldn't do it without all the sage advice on this site each week <3


Keep on goin Phil yours for the taking.
Great work.


PS pretty sure Jess_coach's team is quite high in the rankings too (top 50) but I won't give away the name as looks like she trying to fly low =p


that is awesome. will be cheering him on.

The Ranger

Wow! Great work Phil, good luck mate!


Is Zorko still a must have? Or are there better options?
I have to choose out of Riewoldt and Zorko now that I am keeping Hall
I am thinking Riewoldt for the POD


Take Zorko. Proven player and must have in the FWD line. Saint Nick is aging and injury prone (concussion history).


Nick or Jack?




Just thought I'd stop by and get some feedback on my team. My full team will be named on field whether they have a bye or not this round to give some example of my team outside of byes, (bye players will be in caps).

Shaw, Doch, Simpson, Bartel, Rance, Laird (Sam Collins, Darcy Tucker)

Danger, Pendles, Ward, GAJ, Libba, Zaharakis, Priddis, Wines (Bailey Williams, Kade Stewart, Jack Trengrove)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Grimley)

Dusty, Zorko, Zach Merret, Barlow, Kerridge, Hall (Petracca, Cox)

I am thinking of Williams to Phillips, because Williams is utter shit and a mistake of a trade on my behalf, and also Kerridge or Hall to Montagna. Kerridge is a consistent 80-100 with some blemishes here and there, however Hall has been sub-par below 75 most weeks since his blistering start.

I am waiting on Goldy's price to drop further as I am going to swing in Mason Cox into the ruck for one round. I am thinking in the next couple of weeks, Libba to Hannerbery, Zaharakis to Parker or Selwood (depending on both parties, price and form), and also Ollie Wines to Sloane, Neale, or Coniglio (depending on price and form again).

Sorry about the comment and it's probably confusing, but feedback would be great.

Thanks community


Completely forgot to do bye round players in caps, however they are as follows;
Shaw, Danger, Nic Nat (injured), Collins, Tucker, Stewart, Zorko, Barlow


I'm keeping Hall and doing Kerridge to Montagna. Haven't got the money to get rid of Hall. And think he will pick up some cash over the next few weeks?
Same as Zaha. To cheap to trade and only need a couple of good scores to then cash out


Good team, not sure how many trades you have.
I would get rid of stewart before Williams. I doubt Stewart will play much more so he has to go, but at least williams has DPP which will be valuable in the run home, being able to swing with bartel, Stewart to Phillips won't make you much cash, but better than nothing. Phillips opens up your Mid/Fwd swing.

i think you need to hold only one of either Hall, kerridge or Petracca as your M9/F7 swining bench player. Out of those i would go with hall. Suns have a great run home.


I have 12 trades, 10 with the Phillips and Montagna trades…


Also have 210k in the chest


How many Collingwood players does every one have?


3- Treloar, J Smith & Phillips
Hoping Spendles still got flu so price drops then Smith out Spendles in

Southern S





Pendles, super premo Howe (!!) and maybe Phillips


Treloar and now Phillips. Maybe Pendles in a couple of weeks

Shake n bake

So how many players are we fielding this week? I should have 20 with tucker to be traded.


20 with all rookies playing




19 if I bring Phillips in. 18 first week 17 last week.

Southern S



18 (hopefully)


Only 17 unfortunately. Didn't look too hard at this round, figured if I brought people on after their byes I'd be fine for the last bye round. Rookie mistake.

Southern S

I refused to look at any of the bye rounds until they came, still managed 19 players,17 players and 20 for each bye round. Got a bit lucky I guess.


Hey guys not sure what to do any help appreciated, 7 trades left. Rank 138. Done some risky trades i.e.. NICNAT to jacobs, but thats to avoid having the same team as everyone else Want to go GREENE to MONTAGNa with his price bottomed out and greene putrid every second week Im feeling it, team is:
Shaw, laird, bartel, boyd, simpson, rance (collins, Austin)
GAJ, danger, sloane, peddles, prides, selwood, ward, libba (phillips, trengrove, dunkley)
Gawn, jacobs (cox)
Zorko, dusty, lids, hall, barlow, GREENE (petracca, menadue)


Agree Libba to a premo but who? Treloar maybe? Is it to late to grab Roclkliff?


Darren awesome job m8 good luck for the season. I totally agree pi$$ Greene off and bring in Montagna you wont get him cheaper with his break even on 53 he is averaging 100 and he has been very bloody consistent.

Your NicNat to Jacobs trade I also like seeing Goldy is playing injured and hasn't been scoring huge since his injury, hopefully the POD in Jacobs pays off for you.


to get pittard this week as last defender or wait for JJ…thoughts?


I'm thinking about that too…..he will probably still be a while, could be a good option if you get an injury late in the season.
I dont think it is worth waiting that long though, especially if you're fielding a rookie in his place


Merret or montagna


Just think Essendon players will get tired. Just my gut saying that


no.. people have been saying that all season and it wont happen

Southern S

Agreed, Plus in particular Zach Merrett doesn't tire, there's no evidence of it.


Tough one, Montagna since you will have spare cash


Any rookie mid/Fwds or Fwds that I can get this week. They don't have to be on the bubble


Phillips number 1 option and Eric Hipwood looks to have good job security


watch out for boyds scores to potentially drop when JJ comes back into the side, Pittard maybe?


Ok team is, irrespective of byes.
DEF. Docherty, Simpson, Boyd, Rance, Suckling, Shaw (Ruggles, Collins)
MID. Ablett, Treloar, Danger, Selwood, Priddis, Barlow, Rockliff, Libba (Zaha, Stewart, McPherson)
RUCK. Gawn, Hampson. (Currie)
FWD. Martin, Kennedy, Kerridge, Hall, Motlop, Wells, (Petracca, Adams)
Rolled the dice on Hampson v Martin. Will just have to live with it. Maybe Currie will play soon?
7 trades left.
Macpherson to Phillips and Kerridge to Montagna. Will have 19 on the field this week. 5 trades
Then Petracca and Adams to Delideo and Rookie. 3 trades and cash.
Then Zaha or Hall or Libba and cash to Pendles or premo mid. 2 trades left.
Obviously used too many trades before now. Thanks Tippett and NicNat. But are my plans making sense?


Delidio is still a POD. increased last week from 3.8% to only 7.5%


Hopefully getting him next week. Don't have the cash this week. And need my bye players on the field


Waited on him and saved $15k. He went down, Kerridge had his last price rise. Swap. Bang.


But guessing that 50% of the top 1000 got him :S


Thoughts community

Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Bartel, Rance, Laird (Collins, Tucker)

Danger, Ward, Ablett, TREALOR, Parker, Priddis, Gray, Rockliff (Trengove, Keays, Gore)

Gawn, Martin (Grimley)

Dustin, Merrett, MONTAGNA, Wells, Wingard, DELEDIO (Petracca, Rose)

Trades this week:
In: Montagna, Deledio, Trealor
Outs: Cox, Hall, Libba


All 3 are playing this week, imo don't trade out players playing in a bye, I have all 3 of the players you want trade, think hall can get back to 90ppg n Lib might be tired after a year off so bye will do him good I think. As for cox you can swing him for coverage. Unless you have a surplus of trades I would sit pretty tight n if you really want lids or mont can you trade petracca?


Community, who needs to be traded out FIRST: Aaron HALL OR Sam KERIDDGE?

Hall is priced at 400K with a BE of 120.
Kerridge is priced at 440K with a BE of 100….



I'm trading Kerridge. Hall is to the price it's not worth trading him out. And hopefully can get back into it and pick up 50k neither are keepers but Hall might end up cover. Kerridge has made his money for us.

Southern S

Tough call but I'd be inclined to trade Hall, hasn't shown much for a fair while now.


Including this week's trade of Rich to Docherty my team is currently:
Def: H Shaw, S Docherty, M Boyd, J Bartel, K Simpson, R Laird, S Collins, T Lee.
Mids: P Dangerfield, D Hannebery, S Pendlebury, G Ablett, M Priddis, R Gray, D Shiel, L Parker, J Trengove, J Jansen, T Phillips.
Rucks: T Goldstein, M Gawn, D Wyatt.
Fwds: Zorko, Barlow, Montagna, Hall, Kerridge, Lyons, Brown, Silvangi.
Ranked 841 and 5 trades left.
Would it be a good idea to bring in Martin/Deledio this week for Kerridge but I would need to do a downgrade to have sufficient funds which would then leave me with 3 trades at the end of the week and Lyons the only non premium. If I don't bring one of them in this week then in the next month one will be upgraded to Deledio and the other to Dahlhaus/Greene or N Riewoldt.
Greatly appreciate any thoughts/feedback from the community.


Simpson in Defence. Or has everyone around you got him?


made 3 trades 10 left
bartel shaw doc simpson rance adams: collins brand
danger ablett steven sheil selwood pendles trengrove phillips hanners jansen
gawn goldstien : cox
martin barlow lids montagna amt petraca kerridge wyatt
i traded davis for phillips zorko for montagna and ruggles for simpson leaves me 10 trades 32000 in the bank ranked 197 can i hold my position in top 200 thoughts comm

Southern S

Why did you trade Zorko?


hey southern it gives me 19 on the park next week also points or am i making a mistake

Southern S

You have a reasonable amount of trades left, but it seems like a bad move to trade out a premo who is having a good year.

Plus having one extra player might only make you 20-50 points?


hmmm thanks southern ill reverse and have a look that will leave 11 left thanks


question i was asking was can montagne outscore zorko i know he has had a great year just didnt want to drop in rankings but if you think 20 or 30 points its not that much


i just reversed cant afford simpson by trading zorko its gives me enough to get simpson


yes im considering mcveigh


Hopper out for 6 weeks.


Makes that decision easier…managed?

Captain Awesome

Fracture in lower back

Southern S

6 weeks would be an incredibly long time to manage a player.


Should i go cripps to sam mitchell?


Not bad. Only if you have enough on field for the bye

In the Nick of time.

No rush, seems a bit of a luxury trade to me.


Ok and if i did it i would only have 2 trades left…


Then absolutely don't do it.

Southern S

Then it's a totally bonkers trade.


Pittard probably doesn't win enough contested ball but will consider.
Yeah love Dahl as a doggies man traded him out couple weeks ago. But may need to upgrade hall.
It's out of Simpson and Boyd for me, leaning towards Boyd due to 8% less ownership..


Who for d6 and F6 and m8 and replacement for nic nat?

Forward line currently
Martin Zorko Dahl, Barlow, Wells, Hall. Hall ill probably trade and put in a solid player most likely pushing Wells to d6.

Shaw Doc Simpson, Rance Laird Adams. Replacement for Adams. Can be anyone.

Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Ward Parker, Priddis Gray, Libba. Upgrade libba to who?

Nic nat Replacement is it Goldy who is about 20k more or is there anyone else apart from Gawn who i currently have?

Thanks Community.



Is it worth trading petracca for Phillips?


You need to trade Phillips in so I would say yes if he's the only trade out option. He's got more money to make but not much. Any other trade out candidates?


It would either be him or Menadue.

I also have Josh Dunkley, but he has not made a whole heap of cash.


If you need the cash, yes


I need some advice on my last 2 spots before full premo!

L. Neale OR D. Hannebery

L. Montagna OR M. Barlow OR D. Zorko

Cheers in advance 🙂


Neale and montagna


Neale has big scores to come and Montagna good under roof

In the Nick of time.

Neale and Joey


Neale and Montagna


Kerridge out for a defender this week,will help my structure a lot and I'll be able to field 19 this week instead of 18. Question is which defender? Currently have Shaw, Docherty, Bartel, Laird, Rance, ?, Collins & Tucker
Options are Simpson, McVeigh or Suckling
Simpson is averaging 105 and priced thereabouts
McVeigh is averaging 87, priced 440k but could easily average 100 here on
Suckling is cheap, will only average 90-95 from here on but does have DPP (I have a F/b rookie)


i don't believe Big Carl could do his section this week and not mention Zac Dawson's effort on the weekend.

true, i'm not sure what category he should be in, be it Hero, redeemer, Prodigy or villain? I think he was one of each for each quarter on the weekend.

all i know is, when a player of his standings in the game, can pump out his highest score since round 3, 2011, and keep Travis Cloke to only 2.2, that is significant and needs to be mentioned, somewhere. seriously!

Not only did Zac's 85SC on the weekend, increase his price by $22k, he has now increased an incredible $24k for the year (may have missed the boat), it has made his BE = Zero.

Zac is looking at 2016 being the first year since 2006, where his Supercoach price at the end of the year maybe higher than his starting price. seriously, he hasn't been able to achieve that feat for a decade.

Supercoachers have already started to flock to him, he is now owned by 1.3%, up from last week's 1.2%. I don't think it is a rounding adjustment either.

you all know i love this bloke. how many GF's has he lost? but he keeps on punching. get around him and cheer him on.

i just thought someone had to mention him, as Big Carl didn't seem to think it worthy.

my season is already shot, you know what i'm thinking of doing community!!!!


A stiff breeze would keep Clokey to 2.2 =p


Is it worth getting McVEigh instead of Simpson to save 80k and hope they average similar. Or should I just spend the cash and get Simpson? 9 trades left, 100k in bank, Petracca only rookie left in 22


thinking the same, not sure gut telling me McVeigh

In the Nick of time.

Go with Enright instead.

Southern S

Considering McVeigh has been fairly inconsistent I wouldn't risk it, unless of course you are struggling to finance a full premo team on field.


Simpson is ultra consistent, McVeigh isn't, spend the extra to go proper full premo.


Aaron Hall… What are people doing…

Bolton's Blues

Low trades (under 10) = Hold
Nice amount of trades? = Trade


Traded him out 5 weeks ago. Had a feeling at the time he was going to fall off the pace.


F7/M9 for mine.


Missed the boat to trade I reckon, great option M9/F7 if it comes to that but GCs draw isn't too bad and they are getting blokes back which should make it easier for him nothing to say he can't get back to his 100+ scores.


G'day Community,

I have one more player to upgrade to be a full premium side.

It's AMT in my defence. I have Shaw, Simpson, Docherty, Rance and Laird as my premos.

Do you suggest I wait for JJ (when is he back?) or go for someone like Boyd?

My other option is Williams from GWS. I saw him live on the weekend and was impressed by his game.



I have the same def lineup. I'm considering Enright for his reliability and may bring him in in rd16. He was rested in Rd4, has his bye next week, and will get a bye with all other teams the week before finals. So I dont think the cats will rest him. He has played 20 plus games every year since 2006. BUT. He has a 95 avg. AMT has a 75 average. Is the extra 20 worth a precious trade? Im thinking not yet. I'll do it later if I have enough trades. But I may need them to fix injury problems if they pop up.

In the Nick of time.

Enright or Pittard who is another POD having a great season just like ZWilliams.

Southern S

Williams has been very good this year and has now just pumped out a very good score. Low BE not a bad time to get him and only in 2.2% of teams.


Williams does look good, but I would rather Boyd or Bartel as they are more likely to keep the scoring up. Not saying that Williams won't though


DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Rance, Laird, Rich, Adams (B Williams, Collins)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Hanners, GAJ, Steven, Wines, Libba (Dunkley, Trengove, Mathieson)
RUCK: Goldy, Gawn (Cox)
FWD: Martin, Barlow, Motlop, Rioli, Hall, Wells (Phillips, Wyatt)

I Have 9 trades left.

OPTION 1 (Leaves 8 trades)
Adams to Docherty
No other trades.

OPTION 2 (Leaves 6 trades)
Adams to Docherty
Dunkley to S Reid
Rich to Boyd (Rich average is 88 and his B/E is 95)

OPTION 3 (Leaves 6 trades)
Adams to Docherty
Dunkley to S Reid
Motlop to Montagna (Motlop has a average of 86 and his B/E is 52)

NOTE: With OPTION 1 – I should have between 18 to 20 players.

All players apart from Hall such at Rioli, Wells & Motlop in my forward line have low break evens. I also want to bring Zorko in after the bye for one of those forwards or possibly Libba so I then have a DPP in the centre.

Over to you community, all advice is welcome and appreciated.

Bolton's Blues

Option 2 or 1.
3 has sideways trades, which youd like to avoid unless full premo and there is no reason why motlop cant turn it around


Best of luck with whatever you decide.
I would go with Option 1 and hold your trades. I'm in a similar 'boat', not full premo' – I want to upgrade 'this guy and that guy', but …
As Jock says … "You will give your left testicle for another trade when you get deep into the season".


Cheers Bolton & Cam


Community ihave 115k in the bank, now i think ablett is a must so is there anyway of me bringing him into my side thx. Players with the bye are in CAPS
Def- SHAW, simpson, pittard, docherty,GIBSON, laird(lee, COLLINS)
Mid- DANGER, pendles, SHIEL, MITCHELL,priddis, liberatore, parker,KEAYS(trengove, MATHIESON,macpherson
Ruc- gawn, GOLDY(goertz)
Fwd- martin, montagna,ZORKO,BARLOW, merret, j kennedy(phillips,hall)

I only have 16 fielded, will be 17 if lee is named, any ideas on how to get ablett as i feel like he is just a must have now and have 18?
Do i downgrade hall?


Quite stuck on what to do community, tried a number of trades but not confident with any of them. Also got a head-to-head match that's 50/50 in my main league.
At this stage I'll be fielding 17 players (with Naitanui on field).
13 trades left and $210k in the bank, what to do?

B: Heater, Docherty, Simpson, Gibbo, Rance, Laird (Ruggles, Collins)
M: Danger, Neale, Pendles, Hannebery, Shiel, Cripps, Gray, Trengove (Davis, Keays, Dunkley)
R: Gawn, Naitanui (Loersch)
F: Dusty, Zorko, Wells, Greene, Kerridge, Hall (Petracca, Phillips)

Any thoughts would be appreciated community!

Southern S

Keays should've been culled before he started bleeding.

Davis could then be upgraded to a premo so you wouldn't have to field Trengove.


Bloody hell you were not wrong about it being difficult, I tried a few different things but they didn't seem worth it after I checked it all out. However the following 3 trades would see you in a lovely position for your main league and moving forward. g

#1 Trade Davis to Reid
#2 Shiel to GAJ ya gotta get Gazza.
#3 Keays to Montagna – He has a B/E of 53 and has a average of 100 – Montagna's scores have been as follows: 83,100,150,110,82,70,130,110,99,95,45,121,115 and he has dropped $124k this is the lowest you will get him for a top 10 forward in my opinion.

By doing this you get Gazza & Montagna who are playing, you have plenty of trades left with 10 remaining after round 15.
This should leave you with $40k
Then when you're ready to get rid of Petraccam, swap them over and bring in a premium midfielder for Petracca either next week or the week after. Don't get attached to players that will still make you cash, if you can get the Elite premium you want by culling a player such as Petracca next week then do it even if it means Pattracca is projected to make another $20k

Hope this helps mate. Good luck


Cheers Dean sounds like a intriguing plan, you've given me food for thought!
Shiel has been such a consistent pillar of my midfield for the entire year so far (his range of scores are between 82-120) it will be hard seeing him go should I do so.


If all the other top rucks didn't have there BYE rounds then Granted NicNat would be priority, however you could only bring in Jacobs for NicNat and Jacobs hasn't done much,

Agree Shiel's has been consistent with his scores of: 102,98,101,108,92,114,92,120,109,118,115,88,82,114 thus far, however when comparing him to GAJ there is no comparison especially considering from rounds 1 to Round 7 or 8 GAJ was playing sore, the God is now 100% and he has started tackling and throwing his body in the packs like the old GAJ hence why the last month his scores have been the GAJ we always relied upon and more importantly he is a TOP Vice Captain or Captain candidate where as Shiel's is not.
GAJ scores have been as follows: 139,120,135,109,100,102,82,99,143,121,127,159 thus far. In my opinion Shiels to GAJ is more of a upgrade then a sideways trade and you are lucky you are in the position to make these trades due to having a ton of trades left.

Up to you mate but if your team was mine I would be doing those THREE trades without second guessing. Then next week get rid of NicNat for either Goldy, Martin, Mummy or Blicavs, in my opinion its pointless trading NicNat just to bring in someone like Jacobs.

Good luck either way mate.


Nicnat has to be a priority Champ.


If I were to trade Nicnat out this week the only premium option imo would be Jacobs, and there are better options I reckon.
All the other premo rucks have the bye in Martin, Goldy, Mummy, Blicavs and I already have Gawn.


1 trade only. Greene to Montagna or Merrett.


Otherwise if you really want to keep Shiel's mate, then just trade Greene to Montagna, Merrett or Deledio
I personally prefer Montagna for $475k and a breakeven of only 53 as he has bottomed out. Also worth noting Merrett hasn't done a thing wrong.

Delideo has scored: 89,64,125,97,107,91,105,110 (Scoring great, injury is my only concern)
Merrett has scored: 114,131,99,123,53,90,106,130,100,74,128,97,108

NOTE: You wont get GAJ at this price again because his B/E is only 82 – Also keep in mind GAJ has averaged 130 in his last 5 games. He has only scored under 100 on twice and they were scores of 99 & 82 when he was still sore.
Gazza is the second best midfielder thus far and he was playing sore early, he could quite possibly end up the #1 midfielder by season end. This is why I believe Shiel's to GAJ is a awesome upgrade, he should average you at lese 20 points more per week then Shiel's plus you get him before he hits $700k and more importantly you have the extra player this week.

Just don't trade NicNat to Jacobs just for the sake of having a second Ruck this week mate, fix that next week and bring in a ruck that you actually really like.


Trades this week:
Davis OUT, Pittard IN (Bartel swing to MID)
Stewart OUT, Phillips IN (Hall swing to MID)

Team this week (17 starters), 5 trades & $214K left:
DEF: Pittard, Laird, Wagner (Heater, WIlliams, Ruggles, Collins, Brand)
MID: Hanners, GAJ, Parker, Priddis, Hall, Petracca, Trengove (Danger, Jelwood, Bartel)
RUC: Gawn (Goldy, King)
FWD: Dusty, Zorks, Buddy, Wells, Kerridge, Lids (Rose, Phillips)

Any comments or feedback on trades welcome, thanks community, good luck this week!


How long until Darcy MacPherson could theoretically return?


Dawson D8 or no


What are you smoking? It must be good stuff


Rather have him at D1


Yeah I'd probably chuck the C on him this week if you can also


price went up $24k, i think we have missed the boat on this boy.


Dusty or Menadue? after last round worth thought


noodles or rice?


all good had rice

Southern S

Menadue for sure.

Southern S

And grab Dawson for your D1


Closing in on full premo now. Have 11 trades & $31k. Have 18 on field this week, but considering 3 trades this week to move on some fattened rookies…

AMT, Ruggles & Kerridge to Docherty, Broad & Montagna.

Would dry up cash and leave me with 8 trades only.
Thoughts please Community?.