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It should have been a week like no other. The post-bye feeling should see the sun rising high and warm, with beautiful days to signal the end of winter, and the emergence of spring.

We should all have a spring in our step and a smile on our lips, and That Morning Song (you know the one) should be playing soothingly in the background as we prance through the meadows, hand in hand with our premiums.

Everything should be looking up Milhouse.

This Supercoach game is truly a cruel mistress.

Thank god we’ve been blessed with the CoachKings, am I right? If you haven’t had a shot during the last 3 Thursday night games, where the bloody hell are ya?

The thing is, you don’t even have to be good! I mean look at me – I’m loving the damn thing and haven’t come close to the top 300 on stay at home nights. I’ve picked my team of 9, watch three of them go ballistic and scream loudly at the other six potatoes I was stupid enough to pick.

Down the pub is even better. Sit round with mates, sinking Carltons and competing for Fantasy Footy supremacy without the season-long wait that is your regular season long gig.

Gary Ablett bless you, Messrs Jock and Higgo.



ARGH. MICHAEL. BLOODY. BARLOW. Popped up during the week to say he’d be making a shock comeback against the Dees, which got many very aroused at the thought of FINALLY having  complete teams.

However, it seemed actually pulling his finger out caused more strain than he thought, so he’s still out. ARGH. Hold. You’d think he’d be back next week, but I also thought Jock was a shoe-in for PM last weekend and we’re still stuck with this ‘Malcolm’ bloke.

Daniel Wells still isn’t back. We were warned about this, and I was one of thousands who laughed it off and said he was over his injury history. You can take the man out of the medical room, but you can’t take the medical room out of the man without serious surgical procedures. I don’t even know how you fit a medial room inside a human body. Science, probably.

Science of Supercoach

Yeah, that’s the stuff. *sniffs deeply* Love me the smell of science in the morning.

The Pies have dropped a bombshell this week; well, a bombshell better known as Tom Phillips. He soared in his first few weeks, like a majestic Gary Moorcroft, but came crashing to earth last week with a paltry 26 points. That crash had enough force to bury him in the turf around Olympic Park, and I believe they’ve had to send in excavation crews to dig him out.

On top of that, Texan Superstar Extraordinaire Mason Cox has been managed this week. The implication was he’ll be back, but Bucks is gaining Ross-like form of stuffing our sides around.

Speaking of rookies, for those with Ciaran Byrne will need to dish him off. The poor kid’s done an ACL and is done for the next 12 months. Additionally, Nathan Broad has been dropped by the Tigers.

For the Doggies, Marcus Adams has done his foot again and is out. Got to go.

Coming in, we have Ruben William playing his first game for the Lions and Oleg Markov and Liam McBean playing their first games for the year with Richmond. Ryan Clarke has also been named for the Roos.

Dayne Zorko returns for the Lions, and Jack Steele and Devon Smith do likewise for the Giants. Taylor Adams also comes back into the Pies’ lineup.

David Zaharakis has been suspended and will miss a week, leaving a seriously undermanned Essendon midfield behind him. For those of us with Zach Merrett, be grateful the Saints don’t like to tag.

Essendon have also named Sam Michael, who won’t be fantasy relevant, and Aaron Francis, who will be. I feel Francis will have another week in the VFL, but is absolutely not far off.

(From the 5:00 edit) – Matthew Leuenberger will miss for the Dons with injury this week. Not overly serious, but if you’re one of the 7% – I know, right? – of coaches still with him, it’s an irritant.



This is mostly me agreeing with the podcast this week, but for where our teams will be at – we should be looking at having about 6 trades and holding until finals, barring injury. That means if you have 6 trades left and have Libba, I would hold. Same for Rich, Brodie Smith, Matty Suckling and the like. Hold.

Love to know how many you’ve got left! I’m at 5 now I’ve traded Wells.

  • 8+ (25%, 182 Votes)
  • 5 (18%, 126 Votes)
  • 6 (17%, 124 Votes)
  • 7 (14%, 102 Votes)
  • 3 or less (14%, 98 Votes)
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If you have six trades and a premo goes down, use a trade to get a new one in. I’m with Jock – Daniel Wells has gone down. He needs to be traded. He’ll be back at some point, but I’m not letting Brads Scott muck me around on the eve of finals, when we’re competing for out leagues.


If you’re hanging around here looking for rookies, have a gander at Barron von Crow’s rookie write up. Absolutely solid rolled gold.

Eddie Murphy’s

-97 – Patrick McGinnity
-70 – Jack Silvangni
-29 – Sam Collins
-22 – Jack Trengove
16 – Tom Phillips
-6 – Connor Menadue
-1 – Stefan Martin
8 – James Rose

Dan Aykroyds

Far fewer Dans this week as most of us look to trade now, not waiting for prices to drop. Regardless, here are a few to look at.

187 – Heath Shaw
170 – Tom Mitchell
161 – Trent Cotchin
145 – Sam Docherty
134 – Max Gawn


Last week’s Danger/Ablett VC/C combo went well* so I’m going to do it again. I actually am. Gary loves a good Q-clash and Danger is bloody huge this year. Not expecting a 160 but will go with it.

*nope. No it did not.

However, Maxy Gawn is playing a ruck-less Freo outside of Victoria… could go “YUUGE,” to quote a toupee wearing orangutan from the States. I’m not game, but if you were it could pay off big time.


I’m done for the week, community. Bless your souls, and may you be showered with 2500 scores in Supercoach, and break the 1000 in CoachKings this weekend. Because getting out and having fun is what this life caper’s all about.

Speaking of getting out and about, Imma go catch me a Squirtle down the park (plot twist, I’m actually twelve), so I’ll be intermittent in the comments this arvo.

5.00 UPDATE: As expected, we’re waiting another week for Aaron Francis. Tom Lee is out for the Saints and Jason Ashby will miss for the Dons.

Jed Anderson is in for North, Majak is out, which covers most of the major news in the Sunday sides.

No Squirtles were caught.


CapTkAos · 08/07/2016 at 14:23

Yep. I'm another one with Wells, Barlow and Phillips. If I trade Wells or Barlow, I just know I'll pick the wrong one. So I'm going to grit my teeth and not trade this week. However, if none of them come back next week and I get hit with the injury stick this weekend I'm in big trouble.

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 14:55

    It's a pickle, ain't it? I've flicked Wells – as I said, he'll struggle in the back half of the year

      Beezneez · 08/07/2016 at 18:45

      Might have talked me into it. Means I can go Wells to Boyd and Adams to Silvagni saving me a downgrade trade when I bring in both McVeigh and Hanners (for Tucker and Libba) But it's a bit risky as Wells's record is hard to hard to ignore.

    Shaq · 08/07/2016 at 19:04

    I'm in the same boat as you mate! Tough one and trades are so very crucial this time of the season!

Ciaran · 08/07/2016 at 14:28

Got 6 Trades left with 180k

Would Kedge to Lids be a good trade ?
Then wait for Ruggles to peak then trade him to maybe JJ if he can score well this week?
Have Rich and Libba as well.


    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 14:54

    Don't see any problems with Kedge-Lids, but make sure you don't run out of trades! Re-asses on Ruggles in a week or so – is he onfield?

Brad Pitter · 08/07/2016 at 14:34

Thanks Patch!

Think I'm trading out Wells from fwd, putting DBJ on my forward bench from down back, and trading in Mcveigh in the backline.


    Nifty · 08/07/2016 at 14:45

    Think DBJ is a back only Brad..

    Soothsayer · 08/07/2016 at 14:49

    I'm thinking about a similar move with Wells out of the forwards, menadue out of mid to cover him, Williams out of backline to cover him opening up a spot for McVeigh. haven't had the guts to pull the trigger yet and could do petracca /kerridge out as well and maybe go Buddy or Martin and McVeigh? Or……..should I just hold trades?

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 14:54

    Assume you mean Walla (McDonald-Tipungwuti)? Don't mind that at all, mate!

The Beard · 08/07/2016 at 14:42

FFS. Traded Broad in 😐

    WhatATool · 08/07/2016 at 17:49

    Stupid bastard why didn't you wait to make sure he was playing first FFS.

Soothsayer · 08/07/2016 at 14:50

I also like the bulldog solution waiting for JJ and Dahlhouse to get back and jump on them for the easy run home

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:00

    Tempted by The Dahl but need someone in now. Like your patience if you can wait on them!

I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 14:57

Vintage as always Patch. Must say earlier in the week I had no intention of trading wells but I'm changing my mind. If I keep Wells I will need to play Kerridge. I'd rather him on the pine. So I think I'll go sideways to The Magnificent! Will also remove last rook being Weitering for JJ! 6 trades & pray

Ethan · 08/07/2016 at 15:00

when you're 1k off merret, should i go lids or montagna. Im leaning to montagna just because they don't play anymore games outside of victoria.

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 15:33


    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:34

    Ach, that hurts! Joey Montagna slots right in there Ethan!

    Brent · 08/07/2016 at 15:47

    I had the same issue, I was 2k off truck to Merett, already had lids and mont, went with franklin and just crossing my fingers now…

Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 15:01

Hey guys,

6 trades remaining and only $42,600 left over playing a really important league match (playing the same bloke in both leagues that matter the most to me).

In a deep hole with having to play 3 rookies this week in one of Menadue/Jansen (rookie loophole to cover Barlow in Mids), Petracca (to cover Wells in Fwds) and Tippa. He is playing 2 rookies in Byrne-Jones and Rose…

This league match will have a big effect on the top 4 in both of those leagues for me.

Option 1:

Trade out Wells for McVeigh/JJ/Rance (via DPP) and AMT for the likes of NRiewoldt/Franklin/… (via DPP)

Option 2:

Hold fire with the trades, play the rookies and you should be fine.

    Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 15:03

    Should add also that this is how my team is looking:

    DEF: Shaw, Simpson, Docherty, Bartel, Laird, AMT (S.Collins, Tucker)

    MID: Danger, GAJ, Pendles, Hannebery, Ward, Wines, Libba, Menadue (Barlow, Trengrove, Jansen)

    RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Wyatt)

    FWD: Martin, Deledio, Zorko, Montagna, Hall, Petracca (Wells, TPhillips)

      I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 15:12

      You don't want Spudadue or Jansen onfield. Trade Wells. Leave yourself 5 trades & a chance this week. I'd sub Barlow back to the Fwd line & trade Wells for a gun mid that you can afford. You still have the Mid Fwd swing with Spudadue

        Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 15:24

        Hey Pieman, yes I do have that swing.

          I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 15:36

          Turn him into a point pig Mid then. GWS have a great run home. Consider Coniglio as a POD. AV 116 in GWS wins & they will probably win every game from here

            Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 17:23

            Yep like Coniglio Pieman but also what about Neale? Been absolutely tearing it up this season despite Freo's struggles, plus the fact the Dockers play more game at home than games on the road, giving him serious consideration too.

        Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:44

        Agree with Pieman here

          Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 17:51

          So you agree with Coniglio as well Patch?

            Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:17

            Love 'The Rabbit' as a pod. Seen his named tossed around for a few weeks and really like what I've seen stats wise.

              I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 18:47

              I’d be looking for players that will be playing in the finals. Neale could easily get Rossed

                Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 22:31

                Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback today.

                Ended up going with Parker, the value for him was far too great to pass up, not to mention I generated some cash as well from the move, Rick tick for me. 🙂

                  Cliffy · 08/07/2016 at 23:40

                  *tick tick

                    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 08:53

                    Good result. Well played

      Dean · 08/07/2016 at 17:56

      Pi$$ Wells off and bring in Merrett, you gotta hold Barlow now that you kept him and considering there was talk he was in this week. I Pi$$es Barlow off last week and brought in Merrett and glad I did, This week Wells out Zorko in. Only 5 trades left and I am seriously considering trading Libba to Parker as you wont get him this cheap again. I'm thinking go big or go home.

Soothsayer · 08/07/2016 at 15:05

I need the entrails of a small turtle to read the future on this, Patch? Any spare squirtles?

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:16

    Nah mate just caught a lot of $#&@ing Zubats. Bloody useless things

Soothsayer · 08/07/2016 at 15:06

Captain picks- I have been riding VC on Dangerfield with the C on Pendlebury. Worked very well last week.

    I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 15:31

    Gaz into Pendles was great last week. Easy to back Pendles to beat 87. He was on that at HT. I feel the Pies will be completely obliterated this week so I'll probably go Danger into Gaz

Soothsayer · 08/07/2016 at 15:07

And….Is it true Tom Mitchell will be there for the hawks fifth premiership in a row come 2017?

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 15:28

    Reality is Hawks have had their fun. Two teams they don't want to meet in finals are GWS and Cats. Tom Mitchell would be a huge win for the Hawks, not as big as the Danger move but a still a very good inclusion. The old firm at Waverley are done.

      Not hawks supporter · 08/07/2016 at 17:16

      Reckon the one team no one wants to play at the G in september are the hawks mate.

        pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:20

        i'm sure the Cats will be ok mate
        GWS another baby bombers?

          Not hawks supporter · 08/07/2016 at 17:35

          Time will tell, hawks played cats rd 1 so i dont take anything from that game. GWS would trouble them but the hawks at the G are a serious footy team. Reckon u have gone early pal.

            pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:38

            maybe but you forgot one thing.. DANGER

    I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 15:29

    Haven't heard that one

    Southern S · 08/07/2016 at 17:52

    GWS doubt it, although they are a great team.

    Adelaide found them out…..also a smoky for the GF, almost beat hawks too.

    Hawks v Geelong GF.

      pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:03

      Southern you are a smart man. I agree with you totally,Adelaide as smoky. A little of my hard earned has been waged on a Geelong v Adelaide GF quinella. Hawks are gone.

        Smote · 09/07/2016 at 19:52

        Hawks get it done when it counts. Have you watched the last 3 grand finals? Every one of them was over at half time! Like every other non-hawks supporter I want to see someone else win it, but the bloody Hawks dynasty just keeps rolling on.

jordanandeddie · 08/07/2016 at 15:08

I don't know what's worse; Daniel Well's old fragile bones mixed with Cox going limp and Trengrove running around in the magoo's while Tom Phillips is to never be seen again as Michael Barlow rest's his digits or the federal election. It's dark times indeed!

Puopolo_Culture · 08/07/2016 at 15:14

Trading out Wells as I will only have 5 in my fwd line otherwise and there is no guarantee as to when he will be back. I already have Martin, Montagna, Zorko, Hall and Wingard. Currently trying to decide between Merrett and Deledio, who do reckon will be better? Also, is there someone else I should probably look at? Cheers.

    Stan · 08/07/2016 at 15:18


      Puopolo_Culture · 08/07/2016 at 15:26

      I'm not your buddy, pal… Anyway, I am not seeing it with him. Every year people talk him up, and every year his disappoints. He also hasn't shown much this year. Cheers.

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:39

    Merrett or Buddy. Would go Merrett myself

      Puopolo_Culture · 08/07/2016 at 15:56

      Thanks. Out of the two I am thinking Merrett as well as Buddy is just too unpredictable and has burned me before.

        poloko48 · 09/07/2016 at 18:10

        Not sure how accurate your comments are here re Buddy.
        In previous years yes, very inconsistent.
        This year however has been his most consistent, I challenge you to find more than 5 FWDs this year that have been more consistent, Buddy is a must have in your FWD line if you're a serious SC'er.
        Breakdown of scores:
        50-60 = 1
        60-70 = 1
        70-80 = 0
        80-90 = 1
        90-100 = 2
        100-110 = 7
        110+ = 2

        11 of his 14 scores have been 90+ – I'll take that every day of the week from a premo FWD.

Corey · 08/07/2016 at 15:21

What about Zach Williams as a pod?

    I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 15:28

    Like him a lot. If I can afford to do it in the coming weeks I'll toss Rich for him

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:35

    Like it, Corey

      Corey · 08/07/2016 at 18:02

      Thanks think of picking him over Simpson so I can go kerridge to any coward next week with one trade

        Corey · 08/07/2016 at 18:02


          pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:07

          ha I liked the original better

          Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:16

          Hahaha either way, like the plan mate

CapTkAos · 08/07/2016 at 15:25

Trengove………Broad……..Phillips………. we've been wrong about JS a few times. Any thoughts on Silvagni?

    CapTkAos · 08/07/2016 at 15:28

    OK….I need to start step away from the trade button. Starting to think about the nuclear option (Higgo's Dangerfield move)

Paul · 08/07/2016 at 15:26

he's only on my bench but what's up with Trengrove?

    Grahame Lebroy · 08/07/2016 at 15:30

    On my bench too. He is out on form, needs to get up to speed for AFL footy just hard when out for so long. He will get more games this year

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:34

    He got dropped last week – hopefully should come back, fingers crossed

Beau · 08/07/2016 at 15:33

Somehow I've ended up with no
Premo fwd/mid in my midfield so I can't swing!
Who should I trade in for Libba?
Montagna or Z Merrett!???? Thoughts?

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 15:33

    Zerrett mate!

      Beau · 08/07/2016 at 15:45

      Shit just traded Libba to Merrett, Then went to hit the reverse trade and realised I couldn't! Happy now anyway with full premo side when Wells and Daulhus are back!

        Rooster XXX · 08/07/2016 at 16:48

        Sideways trade – Libba could realistically outscore Merrett for the remainder of the season.

          Southern S · 08/07/2016 at 17:50

          Agreed. Although Merret can be moved in the forwardline so there's that I guess.

        pod · 08/07/2016 at 16:52

        with Zaharakis out, Merrett good option

          Loyal roughnuts · 08/07/2016 at 17:19

          Or could it go the other way that the saints send the normal tag to merret as zaka is out.

            pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:55

            won't matter he's a smart kid worth the risk, Saints usually don't tag when playing average teams.

            Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:18

            Saints didn't tag Danger, I'm hoping they won't tag Merrett either!

    Moustachio · 08/07/2016 at 16:48

    Better to just have a m/f on the bench, having a m/f premo mid is a waste of mid scoring potential

Johnny_z · 08/07/2016 at 15:43

Need help! pushing for top 100 got 8 trades. thinking 2 options

Wells to Buddy
Kerridge to Zorko


Hold wells, play menadue
trengrove to silvagni
kerridge to zorko

Opinions welcome!

    Johnny_z · 08/07/2016 at 15:46

    Franklin trade leaves me with mcveigh parker and hanners with the aim to have buddy bench cover, concerns me…

      Tim · 08/07/2016 at 15:58

      Franklin trade looks better on paper though

        johnny_z · 08/07/2016 at 16:37

        Definitely… May go that way. Even though his in 20 something % still a pod in the top 100

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:17

    Like the first one, Johnny

Josh · 08/07/2016 at 15:57

7 trades left but no cash in bank (7k)

DEF: Boyd Bartel Laird McVeigh Rich Smith ( Adams Collins)
MID: Danger Pendles Ablett Rocky Hanners Gray Cripps Libba (Trengove Jansen Phillips)
R: Gawn, Martin (Goetz)
FWD: Martin, Deledio, Merrett, Montagna, Franklin, Hall (Wells, Kerridge)

Option 1 – Wells to a sub $550k mid such as Parker, Ward etc. This would make Kerridge my F7, Cripps/Libba M8/9 and wait to upgrade Adams to shaw once his price drops or JJ if he shows form

Option 2 – Hold this week, trade Kerridge to Silvagni, Adams to Shaw next week and upgrade Cripps or Libba to Treloar once he bottoms out in a few weeks. This means Smith is my D7, Hall my swinging M9/F7 with Wells hopefully on the park


    Abel · 08/07/2016 at 16:21

    Like option 2

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:18

    Option 2 much better mate. Rate that side, too

Andrew · 08/07/2016 at 16:24

What's a smarter trade community?
1 trade left this week (5 overall)
Libba to Neale to complete my team however it leaves me with a 0. Tucker to Silvagni via DPP to avoid the 0 or sideways Wells to Lids. I know a lot are getting rid of Wells but something stops me from hitting that T button
Would love to her thoughts.

    johnny_z · 08/07/2016 at 16:43

    Already did this is ranked 5..
    But no trade is the best option

Pendles · 08/07/2016 at 16:24

What do we think about Jason Johanison?
I need to offload Brodie Smith, and I'm wondering if he's worth the risk

    Kev · 08/07/2016 at 17:15

    Not a regular I take it? Heaps of chat about him in the week. There's risk involved as he isn't a proven scorer, and he's coming back from a pretty bad injury.

    Grab a premo if you can. If you're low on trades stick with Smith

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:19

    Give him another week, Pendles. You reckon you're gonna have a big game this week? Do we chuck the C on ya? 😛

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:37

    How many trades left? who's on your Def pine?

Justin · 08/07/2016 at 16:27

Lids or Montagna gents???

    Kev · 08/07/2016 at 17:12


pod · 08/07/2016 at 16:57

I'm surprised Jack Riewoldt hasn't been suggested as a pod for those in contention. He's playing like a top Fwd, I put it down to his regular appearance on afl 360, it worked a treat for Lewis!!

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:20

    Brought up in the podcast and you're certainly right, podder. I looked at him six weeks ago before laughing at myself for considering it – regret that now!

Nervous Coach · 08/07/2016 at 16:59

Great work again Patch. Looking to flick AMT and can go either Silvagni, Hipwood or C Smith (WB). Who has the best JS. Also, should I flick Wells or Kerridge. If I flick kerridge it will leave me one short in the FWD line.

    Kev · 08/07/2016 at 17:11

    Paint the fence. AMT to Silvagni, Kerridge to premo

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:21

    Cheers Nervous! Avoid the donut and flick Wells this week – but only if you've got trades to get rid of Kedge next.

    All of those rookies are line ball. I'd say Hipwood purely for the Brisbane factor, but all three of them could find themselves in the Reserves in three or four weeks.

      Nervous Coach · 08/07/2016 at 17:38

      Thanks Kev and Patch. Have enough trades to flick Kerridge next week so will flick Wells. Leaning towards Silvagni but worried he might get the flick after his second game.

Shake n bake · 08/07/2016 at 17:06

Wasn't goin to do any trades this week but if I do I'm only thinking kerridge to Lynch BE 69 great run home is that to risky? 5k cheaper.

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:22

    Loving the look of Lynch, but don't have the kahoonas to go there. All power to you mate if you want to take it by the horns! Decent run home and the Suns – maybe – clicking into gear… big call but a huge payoff on the cards!

      Shake n bake · 08/07/2016 at 17:37

      Ranked 382 with 10 trades left Patch my fwd line is Dusty Montagna Buddy Hall Zorko Kerridge Patracca Grimley. I could loophole kerridge Patracca or just do the trade??

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:28

    Awesome move

Adamisfullofwater · 08/07/2016 at 17:16

Should I be happy with Robbie Grey's 132 or chase Dangers, Abletts or Gawns score for captain? I think I'm going to take it. Can you talk me out of it?
Cheers community.

    Sammyboy · 08/07/2016 at 17:32

    Always take the 132, much safer option

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:43

    Absolutely take it, mate!

    Matt · 08/07/2016 at 17:45

    Personally reckon Gawn will be going big against Freo's ruck department so I've got him in C. Got the VC on Danger though in case he pulls out a 150+ tonight.

double G6 · 08/07/2016 at 17:17

rance or zac williams for D6? looking to upgrade AMT

    Kev · 08/07/2016 at 17:42


    Dean · 08/07/2016 at 18:28

    That is a tough call when judging by scores thus far:
    Williams Average/94 B/E 54
    Rance Average/97 B/E 100

    They are very much alike so far when looking at there scores, however I much prefer Rance as he is a proven defender and one of the Tigers top 5 players and you will be getting him close to the cheapest price you can get him for the year.
    Personally I started with Rance as a keeper and sticking with him obviously, I am not sold on Zac Williams albeit he has played well thus far but he is a mid priced player that has increased $90k as where Rance is a proven premo where you would be getting him close to his bottom price for the year.

    All I can say is go with your heart mate.

ethan · 08/07/2016 at 17:24

Deledio or Zorko for Wells??

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:32

    Both in crap teams, not sure how you can work out who has the harder run home!

    Redgumwon · 08/07/2016 at 17:32

    I've got both but if Zorko comes back in a good state of mind take him

    Patch · 08/07/2016 at 17:33

    Zorko for me

Brian · 08/07/2016 at 17:36

Zaha to Ward/Hanners/Neale?

    Southern S · 08/07/2016 at 17:49

    Hodge POD 1% ownership.

MadTiger · 08/07/2016 at 17:36

Great article Patch.
With only 8 trades and tight cash, I was going to hold off. Incredibly, I traded Wells to Merrett late yesterday and then realized I could not reverse the trade. It may pay off after all.

Next week hoping to move on Petraca & Rose to get McVeigh/JJ & Silvagni.

Dylan Harper · 08/07/2016 at 17:37

Last premo for mids. What's the jury's thoughts, Sloane or Ward or Neale?

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:40

    Neale is a budding freak, I'm so happy to have him

      tom · 08/07/2016 at 17:42

      pod keep it quiet 🙂

      Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:19

      Brought Neale in this week and am very much behind him. Sloane also a good option, but Neale for me

Mitch · 08/07/2016 at 17:40

Last mid spot (libba as m8 currently)
Already have danger pendles parker ablett sloane ward

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 17:41


Matt · 08/07/2016 at 17:43

Looking ahead to next week, I'm planning on downgrading Papley > Silvagni and then making another upgrade, though I'm not too sure which order of priority these should be in:

– Kerridge > Premo (Thinking Buddy currently)
– Petracca > Zorko

Any thoughts of which of those two trades I should pull off next week will be appreciated.

    Matt · 08/07/2016 at 17:51

    Currently sitting with the following:

    DEF: Shaw, Doherty, Simpson, Boyd, Johannisen, Laird (S. Collins, Tucker)

    MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hannebery, Neale, Parker, Gray, Rockliff, Liberatore (K. Stewart, J. Trengove, Mathieson)

    RUCK: Gawn, Goldstein (Cox)

    FWD: D. Martin, Z. Merrett, Hall, Kerridge, Petracca, Papley (Wells, T. Phillips)

      Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:24

      Maybe wait and see breakevens and prices next week?

Dean · 08/07/2016 at 18:03

Patch great work as always mate.

5 Trades left, I am strongly considering trading Libba out to Parker as there wont be another chance to get him at this price and he scores allot better then Libba however that will only leave me with 4 trades left.

Does one go ALL IN and go BIG or go HOME or hold that extra trade.

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:05

    DO IT

    Dean · 08/07/2016 at 18:11

    Team is
    DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Rance, Rich, Laird (Collins, Williams)
    MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Ward, GAJ, Steven, Libba, Wines (Dunkley, Trengove, Mathieson
    RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Cox)
    FWD: Martin, Merrett, Montagna, Zorko, Motlop, Hall (Phillips, Wyatt)

    Libba & Wines hardly elite Premo status, there just doing the job so to speak. This will be my only chance to upgrade say Libba to Parker, so I either stick fat with Libba all year or pull the trigger with Parker while he is cheap as I only have $4k so no cash.

      Patch · 08/07/2016 at 18:16

      I'd be okay with 4 trades, but discipline from here on in is crucial. Fire away, Deano

        I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 19:11

        I'd only do it if you were convinced Parker will out score Libba by 200 points for the rest of the season. To justify the trade. With the dogs run home personally I'd hold the trade

          Dean · 08/07/2016 at 19:53

          Cheers all, I decided to hold the trade and not bring Parker in because Shiels & Trelore are all around same price maybe not as good as Parker but there are still 7 weeks to go, I pushed the trade button and back button at least a dozen times.

Buster · 08/07/2016 at 18:20

Danger or Selwood VC? Everyone I'm playing has Danger!

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:25

    Selwood loves the cattery

    johnno2908 · 08/07/2016 at 18:28

    Everyone I am playing also has Danger. There are a lot of Supercoach guns in one game tonight so I think I am going to look at another game for my VC and C. Do you think Selwood will get the Mitchell tag??

    If I dont go Danger, almost a guarantee he goes large. VC on Shaw or Ablett then C Gawn. Im thinking of even VC Gawn and C Goldy

      Buster · 08/07/2016 at 18:32

      Danger or Selwood will get the Mitchell tag. I like the call of looking elsewhere.

        pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:33

        tag away won't matter at SS

Tommo09 · 08/07/2016 at 18:22

Shaw into Gawn for me

Derek · 08/07/2016 at 18:29

traded out barlow last week for Sloane in the guts, so it leaves a hole at F6.

also have Bsmith to deal with at D6 and then im at full premium.

was thinking Petracca >> Zorko, and BSmith >> Rance, but as usual the coin isn't there, $9k short.

My options are to go JJ instead of Rance.

or; Keep BSmith and upgrade Collins to rance in a week or two and hold BSmith at D7.

    Shake n bake · 08/07/2016 at 18:39

    Go Patracca to Lynch. I'm thinking very hard about it!

      One Touch Wonder · 08/07/2016 at 18:54

      Tex Walker at F6 and Scott Lycett at F7. SHARK MOVES. I know you have already got rid of Wells and Hall.

      pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:55

      You can lead a horse too water..

    JDP · 08/07/2016 at 19:01

    Get Zorko this week.
    Keep Smith as D7 – Collins only needs another good game and his price will be good for upgrading

    I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 19:04

    Like the dogs run home Derek & JJ's ceiling. Role the dice mate. I am this week with JJ & Zorko as trade ins

      Dean · 08/07/2016 at 19:28

      How many trades left Pieman?

        I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 19:37

        8 coming into this round. 6 after I'd say. Still tossing up wells to Zorko

      Derek · 08/07/2016 at 20:09

      I didn't have JJ earlier so I didn't really watch him play. I liked what I saw last week in his comeback game.

    Danners · 08/07/2016 at 22:19

    Try and hold Smith at D7, did come back strong at the end of last season and could do the same this year

Zac · 08/07/2016 at 18:33

Who should be traded first out of Wells or Dahl?

    I N Pieman · 08/07/2016 at 19:08

    Geez that's the noodlescratcher question of the week. I'd say gut feel is wells based on injury history. But who knows Dahls return date. Ridiculous dilemma

    Danners · 08/07/2016 at 22:18

    Both should be back in the coming weeks so I would suppose Wells since he is more injury prone

FlyingHawkAssassin · 08/07/2016 at 18:35

Neale or Hanners as my last midfielder? Already have Franklin and Parker in my team

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 18:47

    think you answered it, Neale

      FlyingHawkAssassin · 08/07/2016 at 22:33

      Yeh happy I went Neale so far as Hanners only got 105!

dannyboy · 08/07/2016 at 19:05

Who should i get out of sloan, hanners or neale? cant decide my last mid spot

    Kev · 08/07/2016 at 20:25


    Danners · 08/07/2016 at 22:17

    Neale if you need a POD

gator59 · 08/07/2016 at 19:06

I have Brand with the E on him and have Collins on field and Adams on the bench.. In order to get Brands score of 92 do i put Adams on field and NO Emerge on Collins is this correct …. Thanks in advance..

    dannyboy · 08/07/2016 at 19:10

    yeah mate you are correct. if u put the e on collins it will take the lower score of the 2

      DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:13

      Just put adams on the field you will get Brand score

        DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:14

        Oh yes and take the E off Collins!

          gator59 · 08/07/2016 at 19:19

          Thanks guys much appreciated..

Dont Blush Baby · 08/07/2016 at 19:09

I see the Gameday icon has a red LIVE on it,maybe we will get live SC scores ? The SC NRL have had this all season, we will see

    DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:17

    Who cares Herald Sun is a ripoff, can get lives scores for free from other sites with out the HS stealing money for the bozo's who pay for it.

      Dont Blush Baby · 08/07/2016 at 19:22

      Yeah, I normally use Fanfooty , but when you can see your Head to Head its a lot easier to view scores.

      I play NRL SC and I find it excellent

        DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:28

        I hear ya mate I use fanfooty as well!

          Dean · 08/07/2016 at 19:34

          FanFooty also great site for live scores even though the SC scores are about 1 minutes delay at times but who cares. Last year my B/S Herald Sun subscription for my digital pass cost me $180 just for live SC scores because I cannot stand the Herald Sun paper even its form guide has turned to $hit over the last few years. It wont be long before the Herald Sun is History mark my word.

            DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:40

            I cant believe people actually pay for it. If no one pays for it they will eventually have to go free again. I get the same articles for free without paying for their scam. HS is a communist newspaper/website trying to hold people hostage. Pay to read our article? Why I will go some where else and read the same thing and find out the same info! F*CK THE HS!

              DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 19:45

              Sorry typo * "Why would I pay to read HS article when I read the same thing somewhere else for free?"* HS p*sses me off with their BS pay to read our articles.

                Dont Blush Baby · 08/07/2016 at 19:57

                WTF, no SC scores on Fanfooty ?

                  Dont Blush Baby · 08/07/2016 at 19:58

                  Soz,all good now

                    DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 20:15

                    I see SC not really live scores! lol Fanfooty working for me

ricksta · 08/07/2016 at 19:31

who for my last forward spot. delideo or merrett?

    Danners · 08/07/2016 at 22:16


HOLLA · 08/07/2016 at 20:24

Danger dominating 49 at qtr time

    DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 20:30

    49? he has 62 now

The master · 08/07/2016 at 20:27

dangerfield going berserk, on 50 SC at 1/4 time.

    crows #1 · 08/07/2016 at 20:30

    Glad we got rid of the spud

    pod · 08/07/2016 at 21:01

    might make his b/e

      The master · 08/07/2016 at 21:07

      that would be nice

Sarah · 08/07/2016 at 22:32

Should we be worried with Bartel right now?

    DoggieStyle · 08/07/2016 at 22:40


    Derek · 08/07/2016 at 22:55

    He was going well until he went forward, hardly saw it then

    wombatsfc · 09/07/2016 at 00:44

    right now i'm a bit more passionate than worried Sarah. The stupid fuzz faced mongrel 65pts ffs, I reckon that beard is hiding his ridiculously long teeth that no longer fit in his mouth.

Davonaise · 08/07/2016 at 22:35

Are rare night for [email protected] this season, it went well 6 players all but one ton up Franklin 94 is a good enough score

    Davonaise · 08/07/2016 at 22:36

    A* not are -.-

      I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 11:48

      Great night out for your troops

Hazey · 08/07/2016 at 22:44

Taking Dangers 135 or backing in Pendles?

    Davonaise · 08/07/2016 at 22:45

    Crazy not to take 135 mate it's the bench mark imo

    HOLLA · 08/07/2016 at 22:46

    Might back in gawn

      wombatsfc · 09/07/2016 at 00:40

      Winner move, playing safe is for grandmas and wannabe's

    Southern S · 09/07/2016 at 00:31

    Take no doubt.

red5 · 08/07/2016 at 22:54

135 is hard to beat.

    Hazey · 08/07/2016 at 23:23

    Yeah…I'm taking the 135 and flicking Wells to Zorko to save a donut. Have 10 trades left so can always bring Wells back for Tracca next week…

    Roger · 09/07/2016 at 01:44

    If you have Pendlebury, his played twice at GWS' home ground and got both scores were over 130 with one being almost 150.
    He also plays well against them with his lowest score being just under 100 against the Giants.
    Plus, his coming off a 161 last week.
    Dangers score of 270 is good and safe.
    If you re feeling ballsy and want to go high risk high reward, go pendles. If he whacks out 150+, 300+ will help against 270.
    I'm taking the chance. SuperCoach is a game about luck. You make your own luck.

johnno2908 · 08/07/2016 at 23:20

Finally got Goldy in my team for NicNat. Was feeling nervous but the man himself said he is refreshed after the bye. VC Gawn, C Goldy for me now i think.

Southern S · 09/07/2016 at 00:33

I think it's a poor comparison.

It's not stealing though if other websites are offering the same articles for free? Surely they make money on advertising as it is.

Greg · 09/07/2016 at 02:22

Who is more likely to score higher this week, Suckling at Etihad or Kerridge against his former team at the G?

    Kev · 09/07/2016 at 09:01


Blake · 09/07/2016 at 09:40

Community I need your opinion, I had the VC on Danger last night who got 135. Do I put the C on Pendles, Ablett, D.Martin or Gawn or put it on Trengove who is not playing and not in the emergencies.

    pod · 09/07/2016 at 10:01

    Same problem here, I'm thinking of leaving as is – VC is on Danger, C is on Ablett

      DoggieStyle · 09/07/2016 at 10:25

      I wouldn't put the C on Abs he's going to get tagged hard by Mitch

        Andrew · 09/07/2016 at 10:32

        I didn't put the VC on Danger but if I did I'd definitely take 135 any day of the week

          pod · 09/07/2016 at 11:05

          the majority would take the 135, just decided to go C on Neale.. cheers Doggie

            Blake · 09/07/2016 at 11:27

            Though my opponent has gone with Dangers 135.

    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 11:38

    135 is definitely captain worthy. You have to take it. Seen many get burned getting greedy

Dont Blush Baby · 09/07/2016 at 10:32

Does anyone know if Wells travelled west ?

    DoggieStyle · 09/07/2016 at 10:35

    No he did not

    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 11:29

    Think he will be travelling to the trade button

      DoggieStyle · 09/07/2016 at 11:44

      I'm not trading Wells hold for 1 more week

        Dont Blush Baby · 09/07/2016 at 12:23

        Yeah me also, I'm only concerned with H to H money leagues and most of my threats have traded him out

Ben · 09/07/2016 at 11:37

Hi guys,
Please help!!!???
Supercoach Draft midfield delimma for M4.
Cotchin or Priddis? both projected as 110
Thanks heaps!

    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 11:47

    I'd go priddis every day of the week

Grahame Lebroy · 09/07/2016 at 12:15

Is Goldy a trap for the run home? We know his best is elite, but he seems to be injured this year. I have Nic Nat and was going to pay 20k and go to Goldy but now I am not as sure. Be good to know if he will be carrying whatever injury for rest of year or if he can shake it

    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 12:20

    Back him in Grahame. Absolute steal at his price. Hope the week off has him back to his best

      Grahame Lebroy · 09/07/2016 at 12:29

      Reckon I will Pieman, would just like to know how his injury is after his week off. Injury free his the best Ruck for SC

        johnno2908 · 09/07/2016 at 13:06

        There is an article on Norths website July 7 saying he is good to go and refreshed from the bye. Had the same concerns until i read that.

annoying old lady · 09/07/2016 at 12:29

Hey guys I have a last minute question.

I only have 5 playing in my fwd line this week (cheers to Wells and Cox), and I'm unable to cover with any swingsets. Here are my options:

1. Trade Wells -> Merrett (later trade Libba to Pendles)

2. Trade Libba -> Merrett (opens up swingset, later swing Merrett into the FWD line to upgrade probably Hall to Pendles)

3. Cop a donut, ranked about 1000, so no big deal

Are we done with Wells?

    annoying old lady · 09/07/2016 at 12:29

    Oh and I have 8 trades

    Grahame Lebroy · 09/07/2016 at 12:35

    I wouldn't be copping a donut. He has had a great year but his long injury history gives u reason to move him on. Your ranking is close to the top give it a crack

Cliffy · 09/07/2016 at 12:43

Hey guys, 5 trades left…

Do I upgrade to Tippa to JJ to complete my team (i.e team becomes full Premo), or wait a few weeks for maybe another Premo defender to drop in price. I'm probably playing for leagues at this point on.

Thanks guys

    Cliffy · 09/07/2016 at 12:43

    $94,200 left in the bank also.

    Kev · 09/07/2016 at 13:33

    Reckon you need at least 3 of Shaw, Doch, Simmo, Laird. Then throw a blanket over Rance, McVeigh, Bartel, Gibbo, Boyd, Pittard, ZWilliams, Enright.

    JJ only in 3% of teams. Nice pod

Derek · 09/07/2016 at 13:43

decided to just go petracca >> zorko and have another week with BSmith. I'll upgrade Collins when i can to Rance and keep BSmith at D7. Will give me another week to look at JJ.

    Derek · 09/07/2016 at 22:34

    Rance and JJ only managed 60's. Come on Brodie! I believe in you.

Connor · 09/07/2016 at 13:55

I have 10 trades left and am looking to go
M. Robinson > D. Zorko
I am short on $$ so should I bring in Silvagni or wait a week?
I would trade out one of Menadue, Trengove or Stewart (NEXT WEEK)

Nuggety · 09/07/2016 at 16:01

Dusty or Cloke next week?

    Clarky99 · 09/07/2016 at 17:02

    Cloke, bargain price. Be silly not to

Tommo09 · 09/07/2016 at 16:02

Gaz, Rocky or Gawn for C?
Worried about the Robbo tag for Gaz and I think Gawn will monster Griffin

Kev · 09/07/2016 at 16:29

Getting in before One Touch
Cloke SHARK MOVE!!!!!

    I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 17:54

    Thought I was the only one

      Derek · 09/07/2016 at 22:25

      Looks like a classic Buffalo Bounce to me 😉

I N Pieman · 09/07/2016 at 18:07

Cloke was the 494th most popular trade in this week. And the 5 people who picked him up will be pleased!!! Until next week

    Richard · 09/07/2016 at 18:12

    Surely as bench cover only

      Mrs. Cloke · 09/07/2016 at 19:57

      No he's definitely back. Me and his dad threatened to get him traded to Richmond. Seems to have done the trick.

    Grahame Lebroy · 09/07/2016 at 21:51

    Cloke is an absolute useless spud of a footballer

Neverweaken · 09/07/2016 at 19:00

Ablett out wiTh a shoulder

    Derek · 09/07/2016 at 19:28

    This is where people with trades left start to make up ground.

      Mudguts · 09/07/2016 at 19:55

      Really pleased that I refrained from trading this week!
      It has to be the right choice sometimes, surely.

      tim · 09/07/2016 at 21:13

      Bingo. I have 12 in the bag for bad news like this

        Derek · 09/07/2016 at 21:25

        Add Libba to the injuries

Cliffy · 09/07/2016 at 19:14

Quick question, Collins or Tippa as D6 guys??

    Kev · 09/07/2016 at 19:21


Neverweaken · 09/07/2016 at 20:47

And Libba with possibly broken ribs.
Down to 2 trades. But lots of money for premo mids. Have to keep wells. Lots of swing players at least. Premo mids probably Pendles and Hannebury. Or Bontempelli.

Boltons blues · 09/07/2016 at 21:01

Ablett to hanners or Bont if he is out for an extended period of time, only 4 trades after that though
Luckily (for me not me him) I traded libba last week to Pendles

tuxCS · 09/07/2016 at 21:06

i was on 4 trades. Now ill be on 2. Hopefully my luck changes

    DoggieStyle · 09/07/2016 at 22:02

    It wont you are a terrible Super coach! You like to pretend like you know what you are doing….but you are absolute piece of sh*t retard that doesn't have a s fing clue!! You insight or thoughts and input are fing worthless!!! Give it up loser!

      He Man · 09/07/2016 at 22:08


      George · 09/07/2016 at 22:18


        Davonaise · 09/07/2016 at 22:28

        Says the one with no testicles (hint) they have not dropped yet for you hey DogBrain.
        Woof Woof duh rooowwwl

          Derek · 09/07/2016 at 22:32

          dont encourage him

      tuxCS · 10/07/2016 at 00:17

      Lol what

      HOLLA · 10/07/2016 at 01:18

      Hi dickhead!

    Grahame Lebroy · 10/07/2016 at 08:00

    Let's keep it constructive DS….

      pod · 10/07/2016 at 08:57

      wtf's going on

Davonaise · 09/07/2016 at 21:44

Typical SuperCoach section of the season say good by to the hot pan and say hello to the fires of hell

wombatsfc · 09/07/2016 at 22:03


Davonaise · 09/07/2016 at 22:12

Just in Abletts injury is not as bad as first thought, 2-3 weeks they reckon. He is getting scans tonight but Ablett has said he is surprised by the fact he has little pain now.

    Mudguts · 10/07/2016 at 06:52

    That's because all the pain has been transferred to Fantasy Football Players. None left for Gaz.

FlyingHawkAssassin · 09/07/2016 at 22:22

Happy I went from Libba to Ward this week! With 3 trades left might have to hold Ablett but don't want to play Josh Smith so might just go Ablett to Pendles if I can afford him or go to Hanners/ Sloane.

    pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:43

    Ablett to Pendles easy

Dean · 09/07/2016 at 22:30

Does anyone know how much GAJ & Libba prices will drop to considering GAJ break even was 120 only scored 74 and Libba break even 124 only scored 45

I would love to know what there value will be post round 15 if anyone knows the formula. Cheers

    Kev · 10/07/2016 at 04:55

    Gaz – 595k ish
    Libba – 460k ish

johnno2908 · 10/07/2016 at 08:09

Anybody else having a terrible week?

    Richard · 10/07/2016 at 08:33

    Plenty of us johnno

      Tommo09 · 10/07/2016 at 08:46

      Looking at 2100

        johnno2908 · 10/07/2016 at 09:02

        If everyone gets their predicted i will score 2319 which i doubt will happen… Currenty 1571 with Sloane, Laird, Simpson, Docherty, Goldy, Priddis, Montagna. Lot of turds this week, cant see why today would be any different. The bearded one VC 141 which i will take for sure.

    pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:07

    looking at 2230

JIM · 10/07/2016 at 08:16

How many weeks may gaz be out for?

    Clarky99 · 10/07/2016 at 08:24

    2-3 has been said around here.

      Jim · 10/07/2016 at 08:55

      Trading him out he's a wounded duck now

Richard · 10/07/2016 at 08:40

Looks like 2200-2300 par score.Anyone over 2300 should be reasonably happy

pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:02

Southern !! Did you do the ballsy trade? I'm patting my back now.. : )

    pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:05

    **forget that Southern, my mistake.. I meant to ask Shake n Bake !!

      Shake n bake · 10/07/2016 at 09:13

      I did 5 mins before the bounce!

        hedski · 10/07/2016 at 09:20

        I know I'm playing you and seen him there at half time! Killed it.

          hedski · 10/07/2016 at 09:24

          I have goldy + 87 points versus your Sloane and McGovern..

        pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:31

        well done shake, good move

    Shake n bake · 10/07/2016 at 09:34

    Had Gawn as capt but the Libba inj hurt!

      pod · 10/07/2016 at 09:40

      ouch.. got rid of Lib's few weeks back. I had Danger as VC, rolled the dice C on Neale, slight loss.. now for today; Gaff $373K b/e 15 as M8, cheers..

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