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PatchCoachKingsLogoJEEZ. What a cracking game of footy that was. Sitting on the couch, Dog snoring on my lap, CoachKings buzzing in my hand, footy on – is there more to life than that?

You bloody ripper.

I tip my hat to Hawthorn. I mean I hate Hawthorn. It’s bred into us Essendon fans at birth, and this hatred has been slowly bubbling away for years. They just… keep… winning. It’s infuriating. But my goodness gracious me, if they’re not one of the best football sides we’ll ever see I don’t know what it.

Silk Burgoyne, Luke Hodge, Sam Mitchell, Jordan Lewis and the delicious CYRIL… good grief.


If anything is going to remind us life goes on despite seeing Gary Ablett fall back with us mortals, it was this. I love this sport.


The big news, as mentioned, is obviously Gary Ablett and His Holy shoulder. For the third year in a row, he’s been dealt a season-ending injury. And for the third season in a row, we’ve been forced to make the hard call on who to trade him to.

Tom Liberatore will also miss this week after his huge clash of bodies last week. The Dogs say he would likely have played had the game against the Suns been in Melbourne, but Tom won’t be making the trip to Cairns. Not vital to trade, but if you want to offload him and have the trades to do so, now is the time.

Geelong have kicked into gear and “managed” Jimmy Bartel this week, which will see him sit out for the week. Irritating, but not overly unexpected for old blokes and this time of the year.

NINJA EDIT (from a train if you don’t mind!) – RORY LAIRD is a late out for the Crows, to kick another boot into our ravaged backlines. Hells bells. Hope you’ve either got cover or have a trade up your sleeve.

However, Michael Barlow has returned after threatening to last week before pulling out. Now watch him dish up a 60 for us as Ross plays him on the bench for a half, then leaves him forward pocket for the second.

Daniel Wells is also back for those that held onto him. More pain on the rookie front this week, as we saw James Rose dropped by the Swans for last night’s game. Furthermore,

Mason Cox will not return for the Pies, and neither will Tom Phillips as the Pies reward the playmakers from last week’s win over the Giants.

On top of that, Darcy Tucker is out, as is Lukas Webb from the Dogs.

David Zaharakis returns for the Dons – thank God – as does Matthew Luenhameneggenburger.

Saints hard nut Shane Savage is out with concussion for those that brought him in, and the rest of Gold Coast’s midfield – being Michael Rischitelli and Dion Prestia – also likely wrap up their seasons this week (Rischitelli definitely does with his ACL blown).

Burn men Sam Gray and Jesse Lonergan come back into their respective sides, but should under no circumstances enter ours – although what’s left of Gold Coast’s midfield could be worth a gander.

Caleb Marchbank is back for the giants, and I’m considering a sneaky trade in to open a DPP DEF/MID option, but it’s unlikely. At 215k, he scored 91 in round one and 31 in the first 40 minutes of round two before doing his ankle.

The Giants also offer two debutants up in their squad of 25 – Daniel Lloyd and Harrison Himmelberg – although neither will spend a long amount of time there before finals.


Gaz is the big trade this week. He’s the one we need to take care of. The podcast went into depth, as did Lekdog’s majestic cheat sheet, which I highly recommend you check out ASAP, if not sooner.

Some are throwing up some point of difference selections to replace Ablett, like Seeker’s done on Twitter.

As much as I love a good POD, I’m not sure now is the time to be bringing a POD into your midfield. The top names being thrown around are Lachie Neale, Marcus Bontempelli, Rory Sloane and Dan Hannebury. None of these are bad options, but one tweet from The Phantom explains who I’m going.

Or at least it was – but this is for something called SueprCoach. I hope scores translate well across formats, because if it does, Sloane is a lock! (In all seriousness, I love your work Phantom… please don’t smite me.)
Now obviously Sam Mitchell, Dan Hannebery and JPK are all locked away from Thursday night football, but explore the best uber premos you can get.
As I said in The News – Tom Liberatore is not an urgent trade this week, but if you’ve got 5 or more – go for it. Bring in the best premium you can get!

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At this stage of the year, making loads of dosh no longer matters as much as it used to. As such, breakevens become mainly useless. However, if you’re desperate for rookie cover, head on over to the write up from best damn Rookie Scout in the business.


Many VCs would have been deployed last night – Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker and Sam Mitchell have all played, and none of them offered up a captain-worthy score.

Patrick Dangerfield should have either your VC or your C – no question. Beyond that, Rory Sloane is in ripping form and playing at the Adelaide Oval, Dustin Martin is playing a lowly Essendon and Scott Pendlebury has been playing masterfully.

Even though Max Gawn had a huge week last week, the Saints have done a good job quelling opposition rucks. Stay clear.

RIGHTEO – that’s it for me, Community. I’m out and about so I doubt I’ll be around much today, but good luck for the weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

Lots of love,


1:00 Ninja Edit – in case you missed it, Rory Laird is OUT for the Crows.

7:30 Slightly less ninja edit – Lewis Jetta has been dropped for Jack Redden for the Weagles – but nothing to be concerned about there.



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God · 15/07/2016 at 09:53

Ecstatic with the Hannebery pick up after last nights game

    jezzahill · 15/07/2016 at 10:19

    The good thing is that lots of people have him, so we can all share the pain together. Hardly played in the guts last night which was strange but hopefully he bounces back next week.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 09:59

Quality patch as always. Gives Fridays a lift to get u through to the weekend.

OK who took my advice and put the VC on JPK? Look for those with a satisfied grin slapped across their face. What is it about the hawks? JPK goes to another level against them as if to say this this is what u traded away.

OK show of hands who traded god to hannas? (Meekly raises hand) not happy Jan. What a time to put in a stinker!

Gr8 contest finals like, let's hope they meet again in September.

    philbobaggins · 15/07/2016 at 15:27

    Very Happy with your advice Trigger. Traded Gaz to JPK and put the VC on him.

C-J · 15/07/2016 at 09:59

Neale or Bontempelli for Ablett? Already have Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Sloane, Parker, Selwood, and Rockliff in the guts. 6 trades left, full premo and sitting alright in the 100s for rank but more concerned about my cash leagues right now…

    jezzahill · 15/07/2016 at 10:20

    I'd be going Neale. Plays four of his last five games at home, although Freo have a nightmare run home he should still score well

    Big Axe · 15/07/2016 at 16:34

    Bont. The kid can play

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 16:38

    I would go Neale. If the Bont gets some attention could get ugly.

      Tom · 15/07/2016 at 17:40

      When Bont cops a tag he goes down forward and kicks 2 goals.

Locked and Loaded · 15/07/2016 at 09:59

How long is Dahlhaus out for as of now? Anybody know?

Have the opportunity to trade Gaz –> Sloane AND Dahl –> Merrett

Leaves me with 5 trades and one defender spot to fill


    God · 15/07/2016 at 10:06

    I'd go BANG BANG on those trades, the return time for dahlhaus seems fairly uncertain still

      Locked and Loaded · 15/07/2016 at 10:47

      Cheers!! Confirmed what my trigger happy fingers so much desire lol

    Tom · 15/07/2016 at 12:25

    Hold imo, AFL website says 1-2 weeks. Personally I have Aaron Hall as my cover so I will definitely keep holding

      Locked and Loaded · 15/07/2016 at 12:32

      How will he be after missing 6-8 weeks of footy? Something else to ponder

    Northernsoul74 · 15/07/2016 at 18:37

    Dahlhaus pencilled in for the Geelong game at end of the month.

I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 10:01

All week I was going JPK & Bont. Decided to only go one risky pick & got Hanners instead of JPK. And he leaves that turd. Absolutely burnt to a crisp! One angry Pieman today. Love your article as always Patch

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 10:05

    Yep was tossing up between Hannas, JPK or Zerrett. Pulled the wrong reign big time for last night. Hoping it was a blip.and he turns it on moving forward.

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 10:29

      Agree Trigger. 72 points extra with JPK would have been mighty handy trying to chase down the rank leader. Guttered I stuffed that up

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 11:02

    same here Pieman, went hanners. i didn't really care though, was at the game, right behind Cyrils last kick, never looked like missing !

I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 10:02

I share your pain God. What a spud performance

    JohnA · 15/07/2016 at 11:45

    I traded him in about 4 pm Thursday.

God · 15/07/2016 at 10:08

If you're winning your cash leagues at the moment Neale seems the better (safer) pick but if you need a big couple of weeks The Bont could be the big risk big reward player you need

NorthMelb · 15/07/2016 at 10:16

What about goldie against port with no ruckman, pastime he did that was against carlton and got 170 odd.

    I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 10:30

    Don't mind it at all North. Overdue for a monster

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 10:32

    Yeah good call.
    Might go danger -VC into Goldy – C

    Hazey · 15/07/2016 at 18:46

    As a Roo's fan I watch pretty much every game. I'll eat my hat if he's not carrying something. He's not going getting around the ground well at all, thus not getting monster scores.

    Should have Daw playing to support him, but B-Rad is too stubborn, stupid or both!

      Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:29

      I'm in this boat, North. Love the guy but he's not his usual self. Happy to be proven wrong, though!

Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 10:22

Any chance Luke Parker could work on his DE at some stage at training this week. He lost some decent points with some putrid field kicking, bloody lift Luke.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 10:30

    Pressure and perceived pressure will do that.

richard · 15/07/2016 at 10:34

Finally nailed a good POD vc loop from last nights game JPK – 140

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 11:43

    Cue the grin.

Kevin Skywalker · 15/07/2016 at 10:42

My tweet made the Panic Room write up!

Easily my Supercoach highlight of the year for someone ranked 9057. By the way I didn't go with Sam Mitchell in the end before last night due to issues of structure, However, it wouldn't have been the worst decision after his 120 points against Sydney.

As to my selections I was hoping to get rid of Kerridge this week as my final upgrade, now I need to replace GAJ too, or instead. My options are as follows:

1) GAJ to almost anyone (I have Danger, Jelwood, Pendles, Hanners already)
2) GAJ to Sloane & Kerridge to Hall
3) GAJ to Neale or the Bont & Kerridge to N Riewoldt or JJK
4) GAJ to Sidbum or R Gray & Kerridge to Zerrett

1) saves trades (I got buuger all) 2) relatively safe option, 3) biggest risk/reward 4) another bargain Mid + Zerrett

Would love any feedback, thanks community

    God · 15/07/2016 at 10:47


    Wattsieesq · 15/07/2016 at 14:38


    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:35

    Cheers mate! Loving the sage wisdom from the Twitters!

    I'd go option 2

Saalih · 15/07/2016 at 10:59

Bont jack steven or merret. Regret not picking jpk.

    tuxCS · 15/07/2016 at 12:38

    I'd go the bont mate, wish I had enough cash to fit him in my side

    Danners · 15/07/2016 at 13:20

    Merrett if you don't have a MID/FWD swing in your midfield. If you do, Bont

    Moustachio · 15/07/2016 at 17:22

    Don't play a m/f in your mid. You should have a m/f on the bench so that you can swing someone from fwd to cover mid.

Derek · 15/07/2016 at 11:00

went to the SCG last night, wow what a cracking game. Sat right on the boundary where Cyril had his final kick from, screamed my head off. brillent stuff. didn't even care that i brought hanners in this week for Gaz. fantastic game.

btw…JPK played ok (but i'm not allowed to keep talking about him)

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 11:41

    Always does against your mob. JPK likes to give the old teddy whitten to the Hawks.

I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 11:10

Anyone else here sick of Hawthorn. Boring

    Cameron · 15/07/2016 at 11:36

    i reckon 90% of footy fans are to be honest

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 11:49

      Probably all but Hawks fans

    Harley · 15/07/2016 at 11:40

    Yup! I'm so over hawthorn. They don't ever seem to have any bad luck or much go against them. Sure they are a good team but it's just boring for football in general unless you're a Hawks supporter of course. It's so annoying. Hopefully the crows play them in the GF and knock them off 🙂

      MY TWO CENTS · 15/07/2016 at 11:49

      Not sure about that. Lost roughie 4 the year, hodge was missing for part and lots of others. They do get bad luck and injuries but they have so much depth they can cover these losses ie Sicily 4 roughie. They come in play and know their role. That is what makes them the team they r and makes them so great.

      But yeah would love to see someone else take it out this year. Dogs would b extra special but like the crows.

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 11:51

      Harley I will be barracking for anyone that plays them in the finals. If someone can knock them out they take the mantle of my second fave team. Completely sick of it

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 12:28

    YES.. I'm so over the one sided umpiring decisions that always fall Hawks way.

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:34

      Careful pod or it will be a free kick to Hawthorn

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 12:34

    I get a lot of non-hawk fans say that to me, I just don't get what the problem is 😉

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 12:58

      The problem is Buckley isn't your coach!

    Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 13:31

    I am over the Hawks too, really hope someone else wins the flag this year. But at the same time u have to respect them. Still reckon their 80's side was better than the current though

    Kash · 15/07/2016 at 15:59

    A MEMBER of the AFL’s Laws of the Game committee has admitted umpire Shaun Ryan made a “bad error” in awarding a 50m penalty against Sydney that gifted Hawthorn a goal after the three-quarter time siren in Thursday night’s thriller at the SCG.

Sam · 15/07/2016 at 11:38

Boyd or Laird?

    I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 11:49

    Boyd. Laird is out

I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 11:49

Bad news peoples. Rory Laird will be a late out with a Hip problem. Bugger it

    hedski · 15/07/2016 at 12:01

    Who to play for him tonight, collins or ruggles?
    Can't loop them which is a pain.

      The Ranger · 15/07/2016 at 14:10

      Go with Collins mate and pray he knocks out a big one!

    The Ranger · 15/07/2016 at 12:09

    Groan…with Bartel out as well that means I'm playing Collins and Austin onfield.
    Could do with a big one from Collins this week.

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 12:53

      I'll be relying on Collins tonight as well Ranger. Would have been nice to know this yesterday. I could have looped Brand with Collins

      tuxCS · 15/07/2016 at 18:14

      I am in exactly the same position as you are mate. I wouldve been fine with Collins because he is looking like a decent player, but Austin just doesn't play a fantasy friendly game.

    Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 13:32

    That's really annoying, time for Weit to come off the bench and score some points for me then …..

    Westy · 16/07/2016 at 10:48

    I've been Laird astray. 🙁

Marvin · 15/07/2016 at 11:51

Got a couple of trades left but pretty much near final team need def. gaz out, dpp swing and def in. Question comes down to Zac Williams v t mac. Scenario 1 Williams this week. Logan to Heath Shaw next. Cash supply means of Logan gets be and Shaw drops 40k I will need to keep hoping Shaw drops and Logan has a huge game to go direct (or use final trade) Other scenario is tmac this week making shaw to Logan a traitor swap next week unles he gets 180 odd. So is Williams that much better than t Mac that it's worth the risk?

    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:37

    TMac in astonishing form, would go the second option

CapTkAos · 15/07/2016 at 11:55

I've already moved Gaz on and have 8 trades left, with 60k still in the kitty. I'd like to move Kerridge on this week as well. Im looking at 2 options-

1. Straight to Hall and play him as F6. Might see a bit more action without Gaz and his dpp is very useful. Nicely priced.

2. Get Lycett in and play him as my F6. He is too valuable to just sit on the pine. My ruck line is Gawn, Goldy (Cox). I've run the whole year so far with no ruck/fwd swing in the forward line. But all of a sudden Cox is gone and who knows when he will be back. Lycett appears to be at the low point in his price cycle. But should I just get him later if I need to?

Option 1 or 2?

    Gus · 15/07/2016 at 12:16

    Definitely Option 1 that's what I'm doing. He should score big this week

Gibbs · 15/07/2016 at 12:00

Who do I trade out for Ablett out of Trelore, Bontempelli or Sloane? Leaning towards the bont as I love him but my head says Sloane!

What do I do community?

    Danners · 15/07/2016 at 13:19

    Sloane, read Phantoms tweet above

    Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 13:33

    Yep Sloane

Gus · 15/07/2016 at 12:15

Now Laird OUT – boy o boy. Lucky I've got cover M Brown and Joyce on field – praying for one out of the box from at least one of these guys (more than likely Brown).

jackoo · 15/07/2016 at 12:16

ranked around 200th
should i trade petracca to hall
or wait and trade him to dalh or deledio in the next week or two

do we think hall with gaz out will knock out 100's most weeks or safer going a proven premo like the later?

    Danners · 15/07/2016 at 13:18

    Hall should be able to pump out big numbers. But in your position, only consider for M9/F7

Erich · 15/07/2016 at 12:28

Rory Laird is out
GO CROWS! !!!!!!

Roger · 15/07/2016 at 12:32

Just traded out Bartel for Williams.
Had laird as well and as I'm going for league, couldn't put Austin and Collins both on.
More frustrating trades but still have a few trades left.
Gotta back your judgement.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 13:08


    Clarky99 · 15/07/2016 at 15:55

    Waste of a trade.

little help · 15/07/2016 at 12:37

Trade tracca or kedge?
Also have Adams who is going to be out till Rd 21.

So downgrade tracca or kedge to SOJ and then Adams to? Zorko?

    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:36

    Truck (Petracca) first mate. Just.

Mac · 15/07/2016 at 12:57

How many people are "full premium" with bench cover. Not classing Rich/Libba as premos but they fit in as bench cover?

    Mac · 15/07/2016 at 12:58

    and how many trades do you have?

      Derek · 15/07/2016 at 13:07

      1 more upgrade. Have Brodie in defence. 6 trades left

    The Ranger · 15/07/2016 at 13:15

    Down to 4 trades after this week, got Lycett which gives me half decent cover across mid/ruck/fwd lines but only Collins as cover down the back.

    tuxCS · 15/07/2016 at 18:16

    Was full premium with 4 trades left, but had to get rid of Gaz, and i wanted to get rid of Libba. Now down to two, lets pray.

Patch · 15/07/2016 at 12:59

As Erich said – Laird is OUT.

I'm currently on a train, so if you hear pained screaming winding its way through suburban Melbourne give me a wave!

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 13:04

    Gaps appearing everywhere. Will have to put Collins and Joyce onfield this week. You can't be serious!

      I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:14

      You never know Derek Joyce might get Gary's role

      Clarky99 · 15/07/2016 at 15:56

      Exactly the same, not happy….

    I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:06

    Who's your cover mate

      Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:34

      Collins and Walla have me okay this week… I hope!

Rivo · 15/07/2016 at 13:06

Season unraveling now. After trading Ablett & Libba to Hanners (useless VC) and Gray, stuffed with another donut now Laird is out. Bench rooks not playing and can't reverse trades. Damn you SC Gods!

    I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:19

    Nasty devils aren't they! This is why I don't trade until there are no late chnages

Danners · 15/07/2016 at 13:17

Great article once again Patch! Seems like the Supercoach Gods are unleashing everything on me. Libba, Bartel, Laird, Dahlhaus all out. Had to wield the axe though on Libba…

    I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:20

    Libba gone for me to Danners. Bont comes in. Let's hope he's better than the disaster Hanners trade

      Danners · 15/07/2016 at 13:26

      Would have liked to have had Bont but went Gray for him since I don't have the cash. Brought JPK in for Ablett and put the VC on him so that went well

        I N Pieman · 15/07/2016 at 13:35

        That's a great result Danners. I'm still spewing I went with Hanners over JPk for Gary

        Derek · 15/07/2016 at 13:40

        With all these people jumping on the JPK bandwagon, his ownership has exploded to….. Just over 4%. 🙂

          SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 14:14

          Yeah happy to bump up that ownership a fraction last night. Also decided to bring Titch along for the ride.

          Now have a midfield including Parks, Hanners, JPK and Titch. Swans armada baby!

            TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 14:22

            Ballsy. Putting all your swan eggs in one basket.

              Derek · 15/07/2016 at 14:24

              i did that last year with geelong players. Round 21 killed me

                Derek · 15/07/2016 at 14:25

                although i have JPK, Hanners, McVeigh & buddy

            Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 14:38

            Gutsy, who r your other 4 mids to go with them?

              SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 14:53

              Danger, Jelwood, Pridda and the Rocksta.

              No threat in the rankings (or probably leagues either for that matter) so might as well have some fun.

              The Swans do have a fairly sweet draw from here and I believe both JPK and Titch were value at their particular price points so will just have to see how it all works out.

                Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 17:01

                Hopefully the swans win big for you, its keen though. I was worried about having 3 of them in there

Bruce · 15/07/2016 at 14:14

Rocky or selwood in?

    Ben · 15/07/2016 at 14:24

    Selwood. Rocky hasnt shown enough yet

Ben · 15/07/2016 at 14:19

If you were ranked in 20, would you take brands 48 as cover for bartel, or alternatively trade bartel to boyd?
Only 4 trades left

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 14:23

    take it. Short term pain for longer term gain

      Ben · 15/07/2016 at 14:53

      Just realised laird is out too. Sadly doing the trade to avoid a donut

        Ben · 15/07/2016 at 14:53

        Cruel game this supercoach

          Derek · 15/07/2016 at 15:08

          have you got anyone else in the midfield you can trade out, and then using DPP swing bartel to the midfield.

          what rest of your team look like.

            Redgumwon · 15/07/2016 at 15:15

            Look below at some of the guys I've mentioned in my post. I have the same problem

              Ben · 15/07/2016 at 15:41

              Could trade Gresham or Jansen and have 80k. Any good def/mids?

              Either way I've got to use a trade, but decent bench cover would be nice too

Tommo09 · 15/07/2016 at 15:02

Dusty into Rocky/Shaw
Ranked 4300
Does anyone else hate the new update for the SC app?

    Kev · 15/07/2016 at 15:35

    Looks great. Much easier to navigate the gameday section. Not giving Danger the vc tonight?

    red5 · 15/07/2016 at 15:40

    I hate the players section. Can't sort things or do any meaningful research like you can on the computer.
    However, I like how you can do Gameday section how you can look at the up coming week.

      Tommo09 · 15/07/2016 at 16:01

      Actually on second look it's not shocking
      Am worried about a Barlow tag and want a POD captain

Locked and Loaded · 15/07/2016 at 15:02

Anybody know if Lairds injury is long term??

    Redgumwon · 15/07/2016 at 15:09

    They say a week. Pulled up sore with a hip niggle.

Adam · 15/07/2016 at 15:02

Start of the round has been very disappointing. Ablett to Lycett trade gave me cover on every line except the defence and now I'll have to cop a donut with Bartel rested, Laird late out and Collins as only bench cover as T Lee wasn't selected. To make matters worse I've got 1 trade left and ranked 354. I could trade Jansen to E Yeo or J Harbrow to avoid the donut but I would have no trades left and I want to hold the trade so I can bring a POD Mid Premium under 550,000 in the next month.

Redgumwon · 15/07/2016 at 15:14

I have K. Collins on the bench. I need cover for Laird & Bartel out. Looking at one down on the bench. I can trade out either K. Collins, Phillips or Trengove.
Which of these cheap picks would you bring in? I'm leaning towards Reuban Williams at $102,400 here are the others to look at

Hammerman, Castagna, Mitch Brown, Josh Cowan or can you have another suggestion It must be a defender or DDP mid / def

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 16:01

    See answer below not sure why it didn't post here?

red5 · 15/07/2016 at 15:43

Will Trengrove, Stewart, Phillips and Crocker play again ??
No bench cover!!!

    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:34

    Hoping Trengove does but I'm not convinced. Look at Clay Smith (230k mid/fwd) as cover?

Jonny jo · 15/07/2016 at 15:46

So glad with my last minute move to JPK instead of hanners

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 15:55

    He played like JPK of old, always does against the Hawks. Can he keep going? Hanners is on the struggle bus but I reckon he will get off next stop.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/07/2016 at 15:47

Trengove to Clarke. Flick bartel into mids, Clarke on field in Def. Also opens up DPP.
not on the bubble but desperate times …

I'm bringing on Clarke next week in mids and the week after bartel to create a DPP and cover.

    Confused · 15/07/2016 at 16:21

    Clarke on field in Def ?
    Which Clarke ?

      Redgumwon · 15/07/2016 at 18:18

      thanks for the advice but I'm looking for a defender or a DDP mid/def

wet aggit · 15/07/2016 at 15:51

RORY LAIRD IS OUT….. if anyone knows why please let me know ASAP…. I am NOT doing this Laird out for 2 really 5 weeks crap or Wells out for 2 really 4 weeks crap anymore.

If Laird is out for 2 then I am trading him out.

Thanks in advance.

    Dee · 15/07/2016 at 15:57

    yes please someone tell us…. is it only one week or more? bloody hell now I'm stuck with no emergency down back….

    Mac · 15/07/2016 at 15:57

    Sore Hip.

      Marvin · 15/07/2016 at 18:06

      More like sore vagina

        Dee · 15/07/2016 at 18:47

        so should only miss a week?

Millicent · 15/07/2016 at 15:56

I read with interest the 'friendly' banter above between Supercoachers (Derek and co) regarding the best team in the land – Hawthorn and, I do not barrack for them. They are superbly coached and are the best at the one step kick and the tap on to advantage. At times they appear to be lucky regarding free kicks, 50 metre advantages and opposition injuries whilst playing against the mighty Hawks. Their recruiting is fantastic and they certainly are a happy team at Hawthorn – winners are grinners. I hope they don't win it again, but if they do, and they probably will, then good luck to them. They epitomise the old slogan -' the team off the field is more important than the team on the field'. I loved the game on TV last night barracking for my 4 Swannies. I never pick Hawk players for SuperCoach although there are a couple at least that would be handy. I almost traded O. McDonald for Burgoyne pre game – a steal at $440K because I thought McDonald's ankle was stuffed. I will be spewing if he is a late withdrawal.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 16:14

    even back in the 80's, Hawthorn had the ability to turn players who would normally be ok players at other clubs, into really really good players, Kennedy, polkinghorn, eade, green, mew, dear, the freak and a heap of others. All teams have their stars, but it seems to be the ability of the second and third level players that get the job done at hawthorn.

    Last week in my Draft league, i was trying to trade in Burgoyne, the trade still hasn't been approved, don't like my chances now.

      Grahame Lebroy · 15/07/2016 at 17:04

      My mates a hawks supporter, I couldn't take another flag…..

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 16:23

    It looks ominous, like a big dark swirling storm on the horizon.

David · 15/07/2016 at 15:59

Should I take brands 48 or roll the dice with logan austin?

    Liam · 15/07/2016 at 16:24


    pod · 15/07/2016 at 16:28

    Brand looked ok but made some errors. Clarko didn't like a few of them but hoping he forgives. You have to go Austin, surely he can beat 48?!

Don't Blush Baby · 15/07/2016 at 16:27

With Laird & Bartel out hopefully my coverage of Tippa & Collins can get at least 150 between them

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 16:29

    Collins will be busy tonight.

Mal · 15/07/2016 at 16:29

6 Trades left – 27k.
Def: Shaw, Mcveigh, Simpson, Rich, Collins, O McDonald (LAIRD, BARTEL)
Mid: Danger, Pendle, Hanners, Rockliff, Gray, Priddis, S Thompson, J Smith (ABLETT, Trengove, Petracca)
Ruck: Gawn, S Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: D Martin, Wells, Montagna, Deledio, Hall, Zorko (T Phillips, Tippa)

Any suggestions? Obviously Ablett is out for the season, Bartel and Laird hurts me this week and wish I could switch Tippa back. Thanks

    Big Axe · 15/07/2016 at 16:36

    I'd go Ablett to Bont and that's it. At least you have cover for Bartel and Laird

    Simbo jones · 15/07/2016 at 18:01

    Trade ablett. Swing bartel into mid. Swing tippa into def. Swing petracca into fwd. Buy mid.

Big Axe · 15/07/2016 at 16:34

Facing a donut with Laird, Bartel and Adams down back. My fwds are set with Hall as my swing M9/F7, who is cover for Libba (M8) this week:

Option 1 – Kerridge to JJ or Rance (via Adams)
Option 2 – Kerridge to Silvagni, cop a donut as I'm ranked 4K but solid in the league. Plans to upgrade Adams to shaw next week and Libba to a pre I
Option 3 – Libba to a sub 500k def via Bartel. Hold Kerridge although his price will fall


    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:33

    Have you got the cash to go Adams up this week? Even to someone like Harbrow who is coming off 3 90+ scores and will run through the mids?
    If not, consider going one up one down on Adams and Libba, Big Axe!

    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:33

    Clay Smith an option in the middle for a few weeks, too

Cliffy · 15/07/2016 at 16:41

Have had to revise my trade plans so much this week, particularly with my backs being decimated with Tucker, Bartel, Laird all out and me facing a donut on that line.

Gaz – Sloane I will lock in as my first trade, but unsure what I will do with the second trade now…

Option 1:

Libba – Boyd (via Bartel DPP, means Bartel becomes my M8 for the rest of the season, and I have plenty of cover in my Mids to cover Bartel this Round)

Option 2:

Cop the donut for this Round and look to finish upgrading the team to reach Full Premo (Tippa is the last rookie spot I have to upgrade at D6).

Cheers coaches!

    Big Axe · 15/07/2016 at 16:47

    I'm almost in the same predicament. I reckon if you are going for league win, assess your game this week and position in the league, and cop a donut if you can

    If you are going for overall, you cannot afford a donut

    Wayne · 15/07/2016 at 16:49

    Joyce dpp

The Prince · 15/07/2016 at 16:43

Hey Community need your help

Menadue or Petracca traded for Zorko or Deledio?

Money not a issue

    James · 15/07/2016 at 17:15

    Menadue to Zorko

Nervous Coach · 15/07/2016 at 16:55

Fantastic work Patch. All the best Laird plans down the drain. Thankfully have coverage. Aside from the GAJ trade, which of the following trades should I also make or should I just hold fire and rely on Kerridge and Hipwood to get me over the line.
1) Kerridge to T Lynch (GC) or
2) Z Smith/M Cox to Goldstein or any other ruckman.
If I make two trades this week, it leaves me with nine with still two weeks before finals. Thoughts

    Nervous Coach · 15/07/2016 at 17:08

    Other alternative for Option 1 is Z Merrett instead of Lynch.

John · 15/07/2016 at 17:15

Should I put Ruggles or Hipwood on the field for Laird?

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 17:24

    If you're talking Supercoach use the emergency loophole my man. Put the E on the Rugmuncher and see what happens tonight.

    I'll be doing likewise with Collins with Brown (ESS) the somewhat questionable backup plan if Collins spuds it ha ha.

Jacob · 15/07/2016 at 17:42

Community, I am ranked 249th with a full premo team. 5 trades left. Have both Bartel and Laird.
I can use Collins and Logan Austin this week which will likely put me totally out of the race for the top 10, which is my miracle goal.
Or I can trade Bartel, who has been significantly disappointing over the last fortnight, to Kade Simpson and only have to play Collins on the field.
Thoughts greatly appreciated, I really have no idea what to do.

    Ben · 15/07/2016 at 17:49

    Im ranked a bit higher and got rid of bartel.

    Agreed that you have to have a full prem team every week to win it from here. The only people questioning your trade should be those ranked in the top 200. Sure, you can keep the trade and it will probobly serve you well in the later rounds, but you have to give the prize a shot.

      Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:27

      Sage stuff in this thread mate. You've got to make the most of your time near the top! Go hard or go home

    Marvin · 15/07/2016 at 18:04

    That's a no brainer. Trade him and avoid the stench of logan austin on your title aspirations

      Jacob · 15/07/2016 at 19:24

      Thanks fellas appreciate the input, flicked Jimmy for Kade and feeling better about the week ahead.

Connor · 15/07/2016 at 17:48

Community, this is a simple question…
M. Barlow
Z. Merrett

Can't decide myself, thoughts appreciated!

    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:31

    I'm not the most impartial of commentators on this one – Zachy Boy Merrett <3 reckon he'll nab 110 average on the run home

Hoot · 15/07/2016 at 17:49

Have ppl considered a trade out for Bartel considering he may get another week off later on in the year before rd 23?

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 18:01

    It's a difficult one as it's all dependent on cover, remaining trades and where you are trying to get to in rank and/or leagues.

    I'd be pretty surprised if Jimmy gets rested again in the final 6 rounds. Everyone has a week off before the AFL finals anyway. So if he misses again it will probably be for form or injury niggles not general fatigue.

    Cats also have a very soft draw coming up during the Supercoach finals so you'll kick yourself if he starts belting out tons again.

    But I can't say trading out Bartel isn't a viable option for some coaches in certain situations.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 19:06

    Nope. Just a long way to Perth for the old guy. Do they travel again?

      SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 19:10

      Gabba Rd22.

        Hoot · 15/07/2016 at 19:22

        I'm taking a risk and trading.

        Keeping Bartel.

        Libba Out. ( hoped to bench him as he was cover)

        Harbrow in. DPP. will be able to swing him with Bartel on a given week.

        Things we do to climb the ranks hey.

          SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 20:10

          Good on ya Hoot. Hopefully Bartel repays your faith but I reckon it's the right thing to keep him.

Tommo09 · 15/07/2016 at 18:14

Left-field captain choice this week
Dusty into Shaw/Rocky

    jimmy · 15/07/2016 at 18:46

    like it a lot i feel like dusty will explode against the bombers

    i also went a bit left field with JPK and ill hapilly take 140

johnno2908 · 15/07/2016 at 18:26

What do you think is better. Out Ablett and Rich, IN:
Option 1: Steven and Williams
Option 2: Neale and Howe/JJ
Option 3: Ward and Boyd

    OzSonic · 15/07/2016 at 18:52


    Option 1 gives you some decent POD's

    Ward, Boyd seems the safest though.

    Sully321 · 15/07/2016 at 19:46

    IMO 2 and I like Howe

Wedge · 15/07/2016 at 18:38

jason johannisen, yeo or rance?

    jimmy · 15/07/2016 at 18:49

    on current form i'd go Yeo

    Ben · 15/07/2016 at 18:56

    Out of those, johannisen. But all three are not top 6

    Clarky99 · 15/07/2016 at 20:03


Derek · 15/07/2016 at 18:44

I'm not going to put VC on Dangerfield. I think Barlow might keep him relatively quiet.

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 18:38

    Hang on, am I on a different site?

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 18:59

    Titch was supposedly going to tag Sitch to bits too. Not sure Barlow is worthy of carrying around Danger's Powerade bottles but I'll guess we'll see hey! 🙂

    Huge POD call to keep the VC off him. Could pay off nicely or backfire big time if he clocks another double ton. Cats badly need to win and hopefully boost that % … I know that much. Hopefully Jelwood gets off the chain for my various fantasy sides although don't have the plums to risk a VC/C on it.

    Danger (VC) into Dusty (C) for me this weekend. How about you Derek?

    Ben · 15/07/2016 at 19:01

    Very true. Im still going danger as vc due to the massive risk of him pumping out a double ton. But you're absolutely right. Caution to those putting the C on him

      Derek · 15/07/2016 at 19:03

      Not as big risk just the VC.

      Might go safe

        pod · 15/07/2016 at 19:48

        Ross says no tag tonight AND Dawson given green light to run

    Maestro · 15/07/2016 at 22:14

    Error! Big last qtr and he could go large.

      SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 22:58

      Derek got off lightly. Only 45 odd points in the 2nd half.

      135 is a gettable C score although we can now bank the 135 and sleep easy tonight and watch others fumble around with their VCs and Cs for the rest of the weekend.

        Derek · 15/07/2016 at 23:21

        there are some good VC options. Dusty vs Essendon? Sloane or Pendles.

        And back it up with the bearded giant on Sunday?

          SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 23:41

          Yep plenty of great options. Perhaps too many to choose from.

          Our teams are so chock full of stars this time of season we're spoiled for choice. Good problem to have I suppose.

          My backup plan was Dusty as C but any of those guys you mentioned could go huge.

OzSonic · 15/07/2016 at 18:50

Ablett and M. Adams out
Ward and Z. Williams come in.


    Patch · 15/07/2016 at 19:28

    Not sold on Ward but Z. Williams is a good pick

      OzSonic · 15/07/2016 at 19:36

      Ward alows me to get Williams. Any other sub $500k worthy?

Adam · 15/07/2016 at 18:53

Should I trade Jansen to Rance to avoid a donut in the backline. Currently ranked 354 but the only problem with trying to avoid the donut is I will have no trades left but Lycett/Collins covering all the lines.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 19:01

    Roll the dice I reckon

Shake n bake · 15/07/2016 at 18:56

Would it be crazy to consider Cripps $448 for Ablett $590k Carlton last 4 games are Saints Melb Bris Ess!?

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 19:16

    not crazy very risky, how much is Gibbs?

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 19:32

    I wouldn't consider it myself but if you believe it could make your overall team better especially using the substantial cash savings elsewhere then do what makes most sense to you.

    There's nothing quite as satisfying like a value POD coming home strong but on the flipside it could leave a bitter after taste if he doesn't fire whilst you watch all the more popular options going large.

    I was tempted with Hodgey as a budget replacement option although glad I didn't at this point and went with Titch for a little more coin instead.

POTS · 15/07/2016 at 19:00

Gaz out for Neale or Selwood?

    pod · 15/07/2016 at 19:14

    toss a coin, Selwood heads Selwood tails

saalih · 15/07/2016 at 19:01

ruggles or collins on field.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 19:07

    Freo defence might see a lot of the footy tonight

      Saalih · 15/07/2016 at 19:11

      I'm just gonna flip a coin so I won't regret my decision.

    hedski · 15/07/2016 at 19:20

    Im going ruggles because everyone else is playing collins. No doubt it will backfire.

Derek · 15/07/2016 at 19:04

Cats might get a scare tonight

Tony · 15/07/2016 at 19:32

C on Goldy or the Bont guys??

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 19:41

    Out of those two I'd go the Bont against a GC outfit with the cupboard bare in the midfield.

    I have Goldy so I hope I'm wrong and he annihilates Port. And if he was fully match fit and consistently punching out huge scores I'd be tempted to put the C on him myself.

    Ben · 15/07/2016 at 19:41


Hoot · 15/07/2016 at 19:39

BOTH EMG players (highlighted) in the Mid will take the points if 2 players (MID) are not playing yeah?

    Moustachio · 15/07/2016 at 19:53


Sully321 · 15/07/2016 at 19:46

Who out of Bont, Sloane and Neale and I'll probably bring another one of those three next week so who would you bring in this week and then next week out of the three previously mentioned players?

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 19:52

    Sloane with that tantalising draw although the Doggies remaining draw aint that bad either. Freo have a horrendous run during the SC finals although it still may not bother a bull like Neale.

    But they are all excellent options so maybe get the guy with the lower BE (i.e. The Bont) since you plan to plan to bring another one of these guys in next week, if you just can't decide between the 3.

johnno2908 · 15/07/2016 at 19:54

Freo not going to tag Danger. Have to put the VC on him now

Saalih · 15/07/2016 at 20:46

Have 1 trade remaining this week and 3 total. I have full premium team with no players like rich or libba. Only bad thing is I have no decent cover. My bench players are Ruggles Collins trengove Stewart Gresham grimley rose Phillips. Should I trade Gresham to a fwd/mid dpp like clay smith and hold 2 trades for injuries or just make the trades when I need cover?

    Cam_H · 15/07/2016 at 21:17

    It's mid-July …. hold your trades until you need them!

      Saalih · 15/07/2016 at 21:38

      Needed some sense kicked into me

Neverweaken · 15/07/2016 at 21:13

Hopefully everyone has C or VC on Danger. 91 before half time.
And Motlop has stepped up. Yay

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 21:22

    not happy about Barlow. Wasn't he suppose to miss a month.

      SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 21:38

      Barlow with some shoulder issues if that's any solace. 😉

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 21:23

    Hopefully Derek isn't near a TV or radio tonight. Could be an agonising 2nd half for our forum friend if Danger keeps this form into the 2nd half.

      Saalih · 15/07/2016 at 21:38

      I'm burning about Barlow as well. I think danger is a must vc/c now. I think we are transitioning from Ablett to danger as best player in the comp.

      Derek · 15/07/2016 at 23:07

      Only watched it to half time, wasn't looking good. Came back and saw Barlows night ended early and Danger was kept to 135.

      And Zac scored 1pt in second half.

      The Blitz has been a major disaster this year. Just doesn't kick the ball. Oh well, better than Lobbe.

        SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 23:12

        You're not having much luck in the ruck dept this season after kicking off with the Lobbe fiasco.

        I have Blitz in AFL Fantasy and can't wait to get rid of him but have had other trade priorities so far. Very disappointing as he was one of my few great trade ins last season. Just way off it lately.

          Derek · 15/07/2016 at 23:24

          His first 6 weeks before I traded him in was good

hedski · 15/07/2016 at 21:41

Not Barlow again come on.
He was killin it

    ethan · 15/07/2016 at 21:42

    It's been a season from hell for Barlow
    Gotta feel for the fella

    Northernsoul74 · 15/07/2016 at 21:59

    Doesn't look good for him.

    SCaddict · 15/07/2016 at 22:14

    Not great optics that's for sure. Looking like a multiple weeker although we'll need to wait for the official prognosis obviously.

Clarky99 · 15/07/2016 at 22:16

Danger played almost the entire 3rd quarter at full forward. Missing potential points for sure.

    Derek · 15/07/2016 at 22:55

    agree. Didn't score much after half time.

    At least he out scored ZDawson. Zac was on 47 at half time, I was thinking this was his night to go 100+. Alas, he finished on 48.

    Millicent · 15/07/2016 at 23:34

    I think that Danger was a little sore and will be even sorter after tonight's game in WA and maybe that is why he was not in the middle as much. Did you notice the shot of him in the box? He looked exhausted. He will need extensive rehab this week, still, another three votes. Motlop got more time in the middle as a result of Danger up forward. Motlop is a very timid player although he played better tonight.

The Ranger · 15/07/2016 at 22:52

When I grow up I want to be Corey Enright.

    hedski · 15/07/2016 at 23:17


hedski · 15/07/2016 at 23:19

Glad I took a bit of a risk and played the Rug over Collins to cover Laird, paid off 😉

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:37

    The little rug muncher has secured his spot, he's become a very good D7

Neverweaken · 16/07/2016 at 06:28

Take Motlops 82 over Petracca?

    Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 07:07

    Yeah i would, worst case senario is that tracca tons up, and you only miss out on 18 points. Tracca won't go huge.

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 08:42

    I would, the Trac needs to lift

    Petraccq · 16/07/2016 at 18:37

    Tracks will Ton up buddy

nervous coach · 16/07/2016 at 06:59

Who should I upgrade Kerridge to – Lids, Z Merrett, T Lynch (GC) or anyone else. Should I take Collins score or roll the dice with KK?

    Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 07:09

    I would roll the dice with KK. Worst case senario (unless he gets injured) is he only gets a 50 odd. Definitely go after it, you won't lose much if any.

Shake n bake · 16/07/2016 at 07:35

Didn't watch no footy last night as l have a really early morning start. Reading the comments looks like danger started really well again then faded but ended up with 140 & Barlow hurt himself again. Well lucky I don't have Barlow and traded danger in just before the bounce for Ablett and stuck the vc on him. Was goin to wait 1 more week to bring him back with a BE of 193 but glad I didn't.

    smart as s · 16/07/2016 at 08:35

    lol u didnt hav danger?!!!

      Shake n bake · 16/07/2016 at 09:37

      I got rid of him on his bye rd for Sloane glad I did Sloane
      got 140 that week & last week got 120 odd. The plan was to sell Libba this week for him but because Ablett went down went that way instead.

    Peter · 16/07/2016 at 11:35

    How do you find your first year mate? Here's your first lesson Never trade out a premo…

      pod · 16/07/2016 at 11:54

      lol Peter did you have a few last night, feeling a bit sideways today??

      Shake n bake · 17/07/2016 at 09:42

      Ranked 370 think I've been doin this for more than
      a yr! Still have 7 trades left after this rd. I think I knew what I was doing!

johnno2908 · 16/07/2016 at 08:35

Take Ruggles 86 over Rich? Or trade Rich to JJ/Howe. 6 trades left.
On another note… really hating Lachie Neale (God replacement) and Dan Hanneberry right now!

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 08:40

    most have both so we're all in it together

      Kev · 16/07/2016 at 08:49

      Actually Neale only has a 8% ownership

        pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:01

        that's great thanks for that stat

    I N Pieman · 16/07/2016 at 11:07

    take the 86. Rich is a spud. Can't stand her in my team. But I'm stuck with her

Tommo09 · 16/07/2016 at 08:52

I am having the worst week ever
587/7 with Barlow injured, Hannebery, Franklin, Neale and Collins playing poorly and not VCing Danger
Parker and Danger only good scores so far
I'm ready for a big slide down the rankings

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:04

    I feel for you Tommo, it only takes one bad week and it seems over. Mine was week 3 of the finals, hard to make up ground this late in season.

      pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:07

      * week 3 of bye rounds

        Tommo09 · 16/07/2016 at 09:08

        Already way out of it at 4300 but wanted to finish top 1000

          pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:33

          I'm just ahead of you around 3850, I'll be happy to with top 1% this season.

    I N Pieman · 16/07/2016 at 11:08

    It can be a prick of a game tommo. Most weeks in fact. Chin up & fight back

    johnno2908 · 16/07/2016 at 18:06

    Ranked 30th and same shit. Now can add Deledio to that

Neverweaken · 16/07/2016 at 09:00

One trade left for the year!!! Team is.
Def. Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Boyd, Rance, Suckling, (Ruggles, Collins)
Mid. Danger, Selwood, Parker, Sloane, Treloar, Priddis, Liba, Rockliff. (Motlop, Petracca, Stewart)
R. Gawn, Hampson. (Currie)
Fwd. Martin, Kennedy, Montagna, Franklin, Hall, Wells, (Hipwood, Phillips)
Lots of DPP cover except for Ruck.
Obviously holding off trade for a while, but if and when I do, should I chase another gun mid or Mid Forward (like Merret) Or get Ruck Forward cover (like Lycett)
229k in the bank

    JJJ · 16/07/2016 at 09:54

    Probably Lycett, then you are covered everywhere

jacob · 16/07/2016 at 09:09

what should i take

suckling on field, or sub phillips onto the field and bank motlops 82?

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 09:36

    tough one go with your gut

Don't Blush Baby · 16/07/2016 at 09:25

Gladly take Dangers score and it was a relief as I couldnt make up mind out of Dusty,Goldy or Gawn to put the C on as I believe they will go large also

Derek · 16/07/2016 at 10:40

How many SC points would Cyril's goal have scored a few years ago? 70 maybe. I sorta liked those a days when your player was having a poor game but there was always hope he would kick the winning goal from outside 50 to win the game.

I remember reading Leo Barry's mark would have scored 100, not sure if true.

    pitch72 · 17/07/2016 at 08:12

    it was about 25, it was on supercoach show in 2012.

I N Pieman · 16/07/2016 at 11:10

Seeing a couple of opponents this week not taking danger score. Madness

    Jay · 16/07/2016 at 14:08

    I haven't pulled the trigger yet, I like lulling my opponents into a false sense of security. But I'd better not forget to make the change before the Pies game starts!

    Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 14:44

    Highly stupid. Very greedy.

Liam · 16/07/2016 at 11:17

Still have my VC and C to play.
I've narrowed it down to Dusty, Goldy and Pendles.
Which two should I choose ?

    Peter · 16/07/2016 at 11:40

    Don't understand why you need to ask that….its round 17 If you can't make that decision you shouldn't be in this game…DUMB

      Liam · 16/07/2016 at 11:43

      Just trying to get a different point of view.

        Peter · 16/07/2016 at 11:46

        Back your judgment and go for it!

      tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 17:05

      Peter, in short, dont be a prick 🙂

        Peter · 16/07/2016 at 21:07

        Sound like my wife tuxCS

          tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 21:12

          haha, sorry mate, I'll lay off a bit 😉

    I N Pieman · 16/07/2016 at 11:43

    If go dusty into goldy Liam

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 11:44

    VC Dusty & C on Pendles safe as houses..

    Liam · 16/07/2016 at 18:25

    Went Dusty VC, pretty chuffed about that. No need for the C this week. :))

      pod · 16/07/2016 at 18:43

      Nice one ; )

pod · 16/07/2016 at 11:41

This year it seems every round has a kick in the guts to go with it. So far hoping doesn't get any worse than Hanners & Neale off to spudsville. SC prediction start of round 2300 with Bartel and Laird out, already down to 2175 including Danger C and sub par performances.. sigh : (

OzSonic · 16/07/2016 at 11:41

Forgot about Gray. Can just fit him in as well. Hmmm

Crowcentral · 16/07/2016 at 11:43

What was wrong with Neale last night?he didn't score in the 3rd quarter

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 11:52

    Cats tagged him, and with Barlow going down, maybe why Cats got up.

pod · 16/07/2016 at 11:47

LOL I hear there's a waiting line

    Tony · 16/07/2016 at 11:57

    Yeah pod-there would have to be a line up!!! Ha ha

Peter · 16/07/2016 at 11:49

REALLY. you like it in the back door?I think you should get back to the ward

jimmy · 16/07/2016 at 12:00

very good week for me so far i'm 732 from 5 players have had jpk (c), hannebery, lewis,Enright, Danger finally my PODs are doing something

    Peter · 16/07/2016 at 12:31

    I wouldn't call those players you named as pods except maybe Enright

      Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 12:52

      Lewis is a POD. 3.3% ownership.

Tony · 16/07/2016 at 12:01

One last midfield spot guys. Sloane or the Bont??

    pod · 16/07/2016 at 12:21

    Sloane has better run and is a little champ

Hoot · 16/07/2016 at 12:42

Harbrow (GCS) as a DEF/MID option…? – (cover for Bartel&Laird)

great past few weeks
ball more in Def now that no Ablett etc..
runs free in def

poor avg
risk – waste trade
may not be top 10 def from here.

excluding Doch/Simps/Rance/Shaw/Bart/Laird

    Redgumwon · 16/07/2016 at 13:10

    Cheaper option as back and it won't matter if he only plays one game. Rueban Williams Brisbane $102,400

    Kev · 16/07/2016 at 14:56

    Don't like it, Hoot. Both will be back next week. You might just have to cop it this week.

    If Bartel was gone for the season would you trade him to Harbrow?

      Hoot · 16/07/2016 at 15:48

      I know .. it isn't smart if I was playing leagues… but I cannot afford the 0!

      gotta make a choice..

      thoughts considering this?

        Redgumwon · 16/07/2016 at 17:28

        I gave advice thinking you would have other bench cover to trade out like I in K Collins?

Adsy · 16/07/2016 at 13:24

6 trades left, only one this week after Ablett > Priddis.

Do I:
Option 1: Upgrade Kerridge to say a Howe or Montagna (most I can afford given cash situation)
Option 2: Downgrade to Silvagni for $$ so I can then upgrade Petracca next week to someone decent in the mids or forwards (I've got swing options)
Option 3: Upgrade Libba (who I was planning on holding) to a 525k or less mid (Gray, Treloar, Shuey, Ward etc)

Option 1 gives me reasonable upfront points but not much room to move if I get an injury or two in the next few weeks. It also gets Kerridge off my books without losing more this week due to large BE. Option 2 gives me about 300k to spend but only with 5 trades left and a few players away from premo. Option 3 completes my midfield but then I still have problems up forward.

Any ideas??

Keenbutclueless · 16/07/2016 at 14:34

Had to bring in one mid and one fwd last week to have no rookies on field. With a slightly limited Budget it came down to either Neale+Buddy or Parker+Zerrett. Went Neale plus Buddy. Last week it looked like a line ball call. This week makes me wonder what I was thinking!

FlyingHawkAssassin · 16/07/2016 at 14:35

Oh dear what do we do if we do not have Merret 🙁

    Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 15:16

    Get him in 🙂

      Northernsoul74 · 16/07/2016 at 15:40

      Barlow to Merrett next week if he's ok.

    Southern S · 16/07/2016 at 16:02

    Zach Merrett will tire they said 😉

    Imagine if he ends up the best forward for 2016 at 20 years old!

Mick · 16/07/2016 at 15:10

Delima, who to bring in to midfield. Sloane yes but who between Pendles & Jk( swans) ? Worry about Pendles being switched back & fwd especially when both Adams & Treloar are playing. Like the swans draw & Kennedy has been building since mid season. I already have Parker & Hannerbury. Too many swans ? Thoughts appreciated.

    anthonyc12 · 16/07/2016 at 15:17

    Never worry about Pendles… Back or Forward he'll still tonne up every week.

    Uber-Premium for a reason. Get him in.

Derek · 16/07/2016 at 15:15

Decided to take a risk and put VC on Delidio.

65 at half time looking good

    Derek · 16/07/2016 at 15:16

    What the! Delidio off!

      Saalih · 16/07/2016 at 15:19

      Dan Murphys law.

        Saalih · 16/07/2016 at 15:19


          Hoot · 16/07/2016 at 16:00

          Dan funnier

      Derek · 16/07/2016 at 15:33

      Had VC on Dusty but thought I'd be clever. Dusty going huge

      Mudguts · 16/07/2016 at 15:33

      Oh well, there's still the C option.
      Yet another trade probably required.

        Derek · 16/07/2016 at 15:36

        Give it to Gawn

      Moustachio · 16/07/2016 at 17:42

      Wait til after the game to gloat! The SC Gods have smited us all for your impudence.

    moz · 16/07/2016 at 15:51

    spoke to soon there champ. deledio is gawn! barlow is gawn! menadue is not gawn but crap!

    SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 16:19

    This is where the missed Danger VC could prove costly but hopefully your C delivers.

anthonyc12 · 16/07/2016 at 15:16

… It's been a bad week.

Barlow and now Deledio.

Only silver lining is that I still have 8 trades.

    anthonyc12 · 16/07/2016 at 15:16

    Add to that I went Gaz to Hanners.

    Saalih · 16/07/2016 at 15:20

    I guess that means next week I'm bringing in Zachary merger for lids

      Saalih · 16/07/2016 at 15:21

      Omg this auto correct. Zach merret

        Northernsoul74 · 16/07/2016 at 15:38

        He's also been treated for a calf.

    tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 17:19

    How long will lids be out for?

Mick · 16/07/2016 at 15:29

Who to bring in ? Sloane yes. Who between Pendles or Jk (swans). Like Jk as he has been building since mid season & like the swans draw. But already have Parker & hanners. Always had Pendles in previous seasons, a consistent gun. But worried as Buckley tends to switch him fwd or back particularly when both Adams & Treloar are both playing. Your thoughts appreciated.

King of harts · 16/07/2016 at 15:32

Take collins 58 or back on Austin?? Figure not much to lose

    Clarky99 · 16/07/2016 at 15:34

    Yeah, even if he stinks it up, you won't lose many points, i would go for it. 🙂

Hoot · 16/07/2016 at 15:47

Best DEF/MID option btw these 3?

Yeo (WCE)
Harbrow (GCS)
Rich (BRL)

Grahame Lebroy · 16/07/2016 at 15:52

The gods r hitting hard this weekend. Upgrading Gaz to Bont today, now Barlow and Deshitio need replacing next week. Fkin Lids is never getting a game in my side again …useless injury bound spud

tdesmaele · 16/07/2016 at 16:39

Thank goodness I have 11 trades and $$ in the bank. Players going down left right and center

    SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 17:20

    Yep it always seems to happen this time of season. In fact Gaz has gone down in either Rd16 or Rd17 each of the past 3 years!

    It's like trying to navigate a minefield. If you have low or no trades it's like entering there without a metal detector.

    You could get lucky and find a safe path through but you'll more than likely just get your legs blown off!

tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 17:12

Well, i dont have any money to upgrade deledio, and i only have two trades left, so i cant do a downgrade anywhere. I've looked at the players that i can get and i dislike all of them. I'll probably just have to settle with JJK or N.Reiwoldt

    Dobz · 16/07/2016 at 18:38

    (Riewoldt*) better pick than jjk

    Liam · 16/07/2016 at 18:51

    How long is he going to be out for ?
    Is it serious ?

      Kev · 16/07/2016 at 19:11

      Calf mate. Not sure if it's the same one he's had problems with before but they can be minimum 2 but up to 8

    SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 19:25

    Calf tightness according to Dimma. Will still get scans and may miss games so we'll just have to wait for the updated injury list on Tuesday.

terry · 16/07/2016 at 17:34

Lol, that time north melbourne were 9-0 and thought they were a chance, fast forward they are almost 10-6 thanks to port giving them a hiding right now.

    tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 17:49

    Im pretty sure most people (apart from north fans) knew that they didnt have a chance at top 4

SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 19:10

Those who were disciplined and kept the faith with Wells got bit of a kick in the plums. SuperCoach gods are vindictive bastards!

Still owned by over 43% of all coaches apparently.

    tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 20:12

    He'll bounce back mate. He needs to.

    top hawk · 16/07/2016 at 20:27

    Got rid of him 3 weeks ago. His body is not right and neither is North Melbourne. What a scheizenhousen effort that was against Port tonight.

      Don't Blush Baby · 16/07/2016 at 20:45

      and it was shit house also

      Kev · 16/07/2016 at 21:39

      Tagged out of it by Mitchell. Got through the game and will be better for it. 22 at 73% isn't panic stations

Waitesux · 16/07/2016 at 19:16

Remember the time when this forum was overrun by Waite trolls?? Those days are thankfully long over as they have all crawled back into the woodwork. A monty for top 6 forward they used to say lol!

Dean · 16/07/2016 at 19:44

Did anyone listen and jump on CLAY SMITH?

    tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 20:13

    He's playing quite well isn't he

    Northernsoul74 · 16/07/2016 at 20:48

    I did but I'm a Doggies fan and am a bit blinkered. Thankfully I've held off bringing back JJ as he's nowhere to be seen tonight.

    wombatsfc · 17/07/2016 at 00:06

    Careful Dean Clay isn't just his name it's also descriptive of his structural fortitude. The bloke has more natural talent than 50% of guys playing the game but his body can't withstand the power of his engine. Great bench cover and cash generation but you wouldn't want to be relying on having him onfield

    wombatsfc · 17/07/2016 at 00:09

    That said he's proven to be a far smarter choice than my great bench hope Trengove

      Dean · 17/07/2016 at 14:54

      Wombat totally concur not a on field player week in week out.
      My advice last week was for those who have a few trades left is to JUMP straight on Smith and trade those of the like Trengove, Petracca & Smith just to name a few to Clay Smith as he is also is MID/FWD and I cannot see why Smith wont average 90 to 100 for the rest of the year.

      I only had 5 trades left and just had to bring Smith in, some may call it a wast of a trade, however I class him and I feel there are far and few players with his quality for $237k so IF & when a mid or forward gets injured Clay is my cover.
      He is a tackling machine although he didn't get to tackle much last night as he played quite a bit in the forward and kicked 3 goals and 4 behinds against a very ordinary side so don't read into his 3 goal & 4 behinds as that won't happen very often.

      Although his possessions are something you can count on, he had 17 possessions again last night, only the 3 tackles however his contested possessions again totalled 9 which has been the same in all three of his games thus far.

      Hope he rewards those who jumped on Smith – He will average you 90-100 this season.

      Dean · 17/07/2016 at 16:33

      Thats who I got rid of Wombat, Trengove to Smith. No idea why they dont play Trengove it has me stuffed.

tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 20:12

I remember when a couple of people were raging in the comments about how terrible this site is and how shit all our opinions are because we told them not to trade in Waite. Absolutely hilarious, very clear that they weren't experienced supercoaches.

    smart as s · 17/07/2016 at 00:08

    add one touch wonder to that, tex lol

      One Touch Wonder · 17/07/2016 at 00:42

      That is a shit thing to say about me.

      Please remind me how many points Wells has scored in the last month and compare that to Tex. I think you may find I've done ok.

tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 20:14

As a pies fan, I'm actually pretty happy with how we've played so far (quarter time as i write this), we don't look like we're COMPLETELY out of the game and our run and carry through the midfield is as good as ever, hopefully we can close the margin down a little.

    Top hawk · 16/07/2016 at 20:29

    Pies back in it Tux!

    SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 20:34

    As a Swannies supporter tuxCS I'm all aboard the Pie wagon tonight!

SCaddict · 16/07/2016 at 20:51

What's the deal with JJ tonight? Is he carrying a niggle or just not getting near it? Having a mare for his owners.

Some huge scores this weekend but also some abominations. Frustrating weekend for a lot of coaches so far.

Plenty of rage trade material already .. at least for those still with trades.

    Northernsoul74 · 16/07/2016 at 21:05

    Not sure just nowhere near it, fumbling, no dash which is his trademark.

    wombatsfc · 17/07/2016 at 00:01

    Very low score for that many kicks at 80+ efficiency. He had 12 kicks 6hballs to 3qrtr time so not all his disposals were junk time and only 2 clangers. Not sighted early but surely more like an 85 than a 63

      Northernsoul74 · 17/07/2016 at 00:17

      Was playing well within his myself, avoiding contact and not taking off like he usually does.

Don't Blush Baby · 16/07/2016 at 20:52

Those who went JJ won't be happy so far

    wombatsfc · 17/07/2016 at 00:02

    Pretty annoyed but he outscored laird and bartell by 60+ this week so not so bad.

      Derek · 17/07/2016 at 00:45

      I kept hold of Brodie. He did good

HOLLAFC · 16/07/2016 at 21:01

Brad scott looks like a zubat

tuxCS · 16/07/2016 at 22:45

only 1555 from 16 with Danger as C, I can sense a huge hit in the rankings for me, hopefully i can bounce back next week!

TRIGGER HAPPY · 16/07/2016 at 23:08

Geez talk about an up and down round, 1400 with ten to play but traded god for hannas, have wells, lids and laird so collins.
Just all over the shop
big one from rocky tomorrow wouldn't go astray.
Still kicking myself not going god to zerrett, wait on lids but if ruled out zerrett for sure.
Trades quickly disappearing.
JJ will be cheap in a couple of weeks.

    johnny_z · 16/07/2016 at 23:52

    Your going better than most

Saalih · 16/07/2016 at 23:27

1367 from 13 played with danger as captain. Didn't have balls to put dusty as captain but was tempted. Have had many playerss flop like Neale, hanners, rance, deledio and wells. I have docherty, Simpson, montagna, jack steven, zorko, zac williams, ward, shaw and gawn left so I hope I can maybe crack 2400 but will probably get 2250 knowing my luck.

I have 176k in bank and full premo team but no decent bench cover. Problem is only have 3 trades left so is it worth trading Gresham to motlop and saving the 120k and 2 trades for finals and any injuries. I'm probably going to hold onto deledio unless it is season ending and I wouldn't be able to afford merret unless Gresham goes up 50k.

My bench players are Ruggles, Collins, Gresham, trengove, stewart, grimley, rose and philips.


    wombatsfc · 16/07/2016 at 23:48

    if you're headed for 2400 I reckon you're doing better than most here. why are you doubting your judgement now?
    Trade deledio for someody more durable and maybe turn rance into a premo then hold that last trade

johnny_z · 16/07/2016 at 23:49

1500 from 15. Feel my high from 90th will be short lived…
Laird, Bartel, Deledio, hanners, buddy have hurt badly
Think 2350+ is benchmark from here on in

    Dean · 17/07/2016 at 16:51

    1697/15 With Gawn, Montagna, Steven, Zorko, Rich, Ward & Shaw to play so should score around 2400

smart as s · 17/07/2016 at 00:20

1550 from 13 players, fair to say my fate rest on wooden hip tomoro, the rest are all popular players.

Liam · 17/07/2016 at 13:04

What's par this week ?
I'm looking at around 2300 so not sure where that sits.

    Dean · 17/07/2016 at 16:54

    Hard to say im guessing 2300 will be par. Allot of teams will do either quite well or very ordinary due to many of the popular Elite premo's coughing up rookie scores.

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