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“Go ahead and jump”. These words ring true.

It’s time to take the bull by the balls and make the decisions that will bring home the bikkies for you this season. If you’ve got Barlow, if you’ve got Lids … even if you’ve worn the arse out of your trade pants like Crouching, this week’s podcast is a must listen.

In this week’s podcast:

  • Barlow is gone for the season, who are the logical replacements
  • Will Deledio play? And even if he does – is he cooked?
  • Some real value in the midfield
  • Stacks more


Refer a CoachKings Mate



Jacko · 19/07/2016 at 16:22

Significant Jock! 1 trade left for me, need some crouching rum.

    I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 17:03

    You'll need some cooperation from the gods. But unfortunately there not a nice bunch of blokes. Best of luck!

Kenny Powers · 19/07/2016 at 16:32

Great work Jock & community. 2 trades left $180k in the kitty .. The Poo and Tibuck2ee to go ..
Option 1: AMT out, Gunston/Buddy/Lynch (GC) in; Flush the Poo for Brodie Smith as a mid/def swinger
Option 2: AMT out, Gunston/Buddy/Lynch (GC) in; Keep the Poo, $50-80 grand and one last trade for emergency.

Any thoughts or other suggestions welcome. Thanks

    Kev · 19/07/2016 at 17:07

    If you need a win this week to make your finals then trade away. Otherwise hold

kenny p · 19/07/2016 at 16:33

* Timbuck2ee

Fred · 19/07/2016 at 16:36

What to do with wells?

    Kev · 19/07/2016 at 17:07


Steeeve · 19/07/2016 at 16:37

Anyone considering trading Deledio even if he's named? Because I'm not.
But if he's set to miss one week…

    I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 17:06

    I'll hold him till finals whether he's playing or not

      Steeeve · 19/07/2016 at 17:16

      What if you had nine trades still?

        Mudguts · 19/07/2016 at 18:40

        Crikey. It's tough enough without what ifs!
        Nine trades would be nice. Do you have that many?

          Steeeve · 19/07/2016 at 20:35

          I do for now but going bang this week. S Collins to Kade Simpson. And if Lids is out he will become Zerrett.

          Held my premos through injury whenever possible all year to save trades. Will be ready for any carnage in the finals I hope.

        I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 21:06

        If you've got 9 trades & your not confident steeeve move him on

    Mudguts · 19/07/2016 at 17:35

    Unless he is given a red light for the rest of the season, he is staying in my team.
    Still have 8 trades but they will disappear soon enough. Two will go this week.

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:19

    If he plays hold, seems the logical thing to do and if he doesn't perform or look right move him on.

      Derek · 19/07/2016 at 21:31

      I have Motlop on bench will cover this week

Shake n bake · 19/07/2016 at 16:55

I brought in lynch 2 weeks ago for kerridge when he was $412k now he's 462k so far so good!

    SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 18:49

    Always nice when one of those POD moves comes off. No reason why he can't continue with that premium output from here with the Suns run home. Although they now have no recognised midfield with Gaz, Risky, Prestia, Swallow and maybe O'Meara all KIA so hopefully he continues to get enough quality supply.

    But nonetheless has to be a serious VC/C consideration against Freo and the Dons in particular.

      Shake n bake · 19/07/2016 at 21:45

      So true only got him because it looked like they we're finally up and running! Then of course they lost Ablett & Prestia that week!

DankMemes · 19/07/2016 at 16:57

Riding with you Crouching One 1 trade left BANG BANG

    I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 17:04

    Another one. Brave fellas everywhere

hedski · 19/07/2016 at 17:11

Had 3 injury trades before last week.
BANG Ablett
BANG Barlow
Ouch one left, can't wait to get home have a listen fellas cheers.

Big fact hunt · 19/07/2016 at 18:07

Great podcast guys Any news on prod dis and what happened to him on the weekend.

Big fact hunt · 19/07/2016 at 18:08

Priddis that is

    SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 18:33

    Both he and the Governator are expected to play at this stage:

    They are also anticipating NicNat will be available in 2-3 weeks, if things keep tracking how they have been.

      Great fact hunt · 19/07/2016 at 19:17

      Thanks addict

red5 · 19/07/2016 at 19:02

Nice podcast

Tommo09 · 19/07/2016 at 19:06

3 trades left
I don't think that is going to be enough
I have $222k in the bank to upgrade Collins and/or Petracca for bench cover

    Kev · 19/07/2016 at 20:02

    With 3 left consider if it's really worth having premium bench cover. You've got a good amount of coin to move on a premo that gets injured if it happens

      SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 21:53

      Yes I'd just hold from here. That $222K will come in extremely handy for 3 premo replacements.

      Others with limited cash and trades will probably have to make compromises and scrounge around for "value" options when swapping out injured premos.

Rivo · 19/07/2016 at 19:39

Magnficent podcast Jock, Higgo & Crouching. Pole-vaulting analogy was gold.

I am still torn on this weeks decision. With 5 trades and $9k I am going to hold unless Deledio & Rose are not named.

D: Docherty, Laird, Shaw, Rance, Rich, S.Collins (B.Williams, Broad);
M: Danger, Pendles, Selwood, Rocky, Parker, Gray, Hanners, Ward (Petraca, Trengove, Philips);
R: Gawn, Goldy (Cox);
F: Dusty, Merrett, Zorko, Deledio, Montagna, Hall, (Rose, Grimley).

Trade option being considered was:

Cox & Collins to Naismith & T. McDonald/McVeigh.

Hold or trade?

Andy · 19/07/2016 at 20:00

In dark place with slab can rum

    Moustachio · 20/07/2016 at 09:07

    Boom boom boom?

Hoot · 19/07/2016 at 20:02

Top 6 feds from here on??




    Hoot · 19/07/2016 at 20:05


    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:10

    Like Montagna for leagues.

    Last 4 games.

    Carlton MCG
    Sydney ES
    Rich MCG
    Brisbane ES

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:11

    Last 4 games for the season*

      Hoot · 19/07/2016 at 21:45

      You think they're any other"sure thing' playersup front from here out?

      Or is it too open?

        Southern S · 20/07/2016 at 11:22

        No sure things really, I'd look at the list of quality players from Lachy below and check out their team's draw for the rest of the season.

    Lachy · 19/07/2016 at 22:28


      Derek · 19/07/2016 at 23:02

      You just added Gunston cause you couldn't think of anyone else.

      What about Cyril?

      Hoot · 19/07/2016 at 23:10

      I like it. I still think jjk has a chance…. esp after his crap last game.

    pod · 20/07/2016 at 11:16

    Tom Lynch is charging late

Fear the beard · 19/07/2016 at 20:09

Awesome jock
I would appreciate your thoughts
D: docherty, shaw, Boyd, Gibson, McVeigh, laird( DBJ, s.collins)
M: danger, Pendles, Selwood, ward, Parker, JPK, Gaff, Davis ( Mathieson, Stewart, Phillips)
R: Gawn, Goldy( leorsch)
F: Zerret, Zorko, dusty, Deledio, wells, Montagna (petracca, cox)
I have 6 trades left
I am thinking of downgrading petracca to markov and upgrading Davis to an uber premos relying on Deledio playing

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:14

    I'm not sure I'd do that, Petracca may be your only backup and he has good JS.

    Might have to trade Cox to Markov?

Dasha · 19/07/2016 at 20:25

need to bring in a defender, can afford anyone, riskier options would be appreciated, have shaw, laird, simpson docherty and boyd

    Clarky99 · 19/07/2016 at 20:35

    Tom Macdonald or Zac Williams

    jezzahill · 19/07/2016 at 20:41

    Alex Rance an option as well. Jeremy Howe as well?

    Peter · 19/07/2016 at 20:49

    Bartell, Yeo, McGovern, McDonald

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:08


    Derek · 19/07/2016 at 21:24


      I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 21:37

      Zac W every day as the risky option

        Derek · 19/07/2016 at 22:20

        There is always the Other Zac

          pod · 20/07/2016 at 11:21

          stand out def for Dockers

    Dasha · 19/07/2016 at 21:41

    cheers heaps for the suggestions fellas, got a lot to ponder

      pod · 20/07/2016 at 11:23

      Corey Enright will fit nicely, the only concern, will he be 'managed'?

Pete · 19/07/2016 at 20:29

I have Cox and Wyatt but only 4 trades left, my query to the community is do I trade out Cox and bring in Naismith seeing he is on the bubble and he gives me Ruck/Forward cover plus $155k in the kitty?

    Clarky99 · 19/07/2016 at 20:37

    4 trades is cutting it close, not sure if you are in the position to be using trades on freeing up cash, but if you intend on using that 155k for upgrades, i would do it but if your team is full premo, don't do it, Cox will be back this week, he has just been rested over past 2 weeks.

    jezzahill · 19/07/2016 at 20:43

    Hold for this week. Cox isn't playing and so won't lose cash. Can always downgrade him to a non-playing ruck later on

      Clarky99 · 19/07/2016 at 21:04

      Wouldn't rule him out yet. Bucks said cox is one of 4-5 he is considering for Selection this week.

        jezzahill · 19/07/2016 at 21:17

        Given he went and sat with the US Vice President at the footy on Sunday instead of playing in the VFL, I'd be very surprised if he came back in this week

          Clarky99 · 20/07/2016 at 06:39

          Yeah good point mate

          Moustachio · 20/07/2016 at 09:11

          He was rested, he wouldn't play in vfl as a rest :S

    pod · 20/07/2016 at 11:14

    not with 4 trades left, hold

Bingabangojingojango · 19/07/2016 at 20:40

Boyd or Williams to finish my defence boys? Have Shaw, Laird, Rance, Doch, Simpson (Adams to be traded)

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:08

    Williams. Boyd much more likely to get rested during SC finals.

      Bingabangojingojango · 19/07/2016 at 21:19

      Agreed. Cheers mate

    johnny_z · 20/07/2016 at 00:26

    If go Boyd. Proven performer. Got one week suspension plus the bye round. With 1 week rest before first final. Doubt he'll get rested again

    Bartel also solid option, just had his rest

jezzahill · 19/07/2016 at 20:55

Hold or trade Deledio if he's not named community? Down to five trades but don't have enough cash in the bank to get Merrett without burning two trades.

Team as it stands:

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Laird, Rance, McVeigh (Collins, M.Brown (Ess))

MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hannerbery, Parker, Sloane, Gray, Priddis, Shiel (Mathieson, Trengove, Willis)

RUCK: Gawn, Mumford (Goertz)

FWD: Martin, Zorko, Deledio, Gunston, Montagna, Petracca (Dahlhaus, Phillips)

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:13

    Really depends on the exact news on his calf, if he was very close to returning then hold.

    SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 21:32

    Think you have to hold even if Lids doesn't play. If you were flush with trades (7 plus) then I'd probably move him on.

    If he doesn't get up for this week then you'd certainly expect him to play next week and you will just have to hope he can then see out the season and doesn't break down again.

    Glad he's one headache I've managed to avoid this season as he seems to be in so many of the teams in my leagues.

    Derek · 20/07/2016 at 14:07

    start of the week i was ready to trade Delidio, had same problem, was $6k short of being able to go one trade to ZMerret. After him, the offerings are fairly limited. i was even considering Cyril.

    news is better, although i have a feeling he won't play this week (against hawks) but will be back the following. i have bench cover this week.

    I'd be looking at an upgrade of Petracca at F6. How much cash you have for one trade up?

      jezzahill · 20/07/2016 at 15:14

      I've got $53,400 for an upgrade. Either way I'm probably going to bring in Markov, because I'm holding Dahlhaus and have used Petracca on field in the last four weeks, which it's looking like I'm going to have to again.

        Derek · 20/07/2016 at 16:00

        you might have to seriously look at trading Dahlhaus. holding him on bench while petracca plays is costing you. he might be a few weeks away yet.

          jezzahill · 20/07/2016 at 16:04

          I have tossed that idea around, but my ranking has actually gone back up into the top 1000 while he hadn't been playing, which is why I'm tempted to hold him for one more week and hope he comes back in Rd 19

LEKD0G · 19/07/2016 at 21:02

Great bloody podcast, I like the Clay Smith trade target though guys. Brought him in for cover/DPP last week and I think he's a solid option.

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:13

    Yep I had my doubts after two ok scores but three can't be luck 😉

    I N Pieman · 19/07/2016 at 21:14

    Very solid. If your in a position to do so, go for it! If your under 4 trades think hard

    Dean · 19/07/2016 at 21:32

    He is a GUN Lek. After I had a strong look at his possessions, the guy is a freak, in all 3 weeks now each week 9 contested possessions and one of the best tackling younger players in the comp.

      Don't Blush Baby · 19/07/2016 at 21:45

      At 294k pass at this time of the season , but agree he can play

    SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 22:29

    What happens when Dahl returns? I realise he's been impressive but is his JS golden Lek?

      Northernsoul74 · 20/07/2016 at 08:37

      Jong will be out before Clay. Dickson has been poor as well so think he's safe for a while.

        SCaddict · 20/07/2016 at 09:01

        Cheers NS74.

Crowmagnon · 19/07/2016 at 21:16

Great Podcast as usual fellas.
Does anyone out there have any idea if or when Dahlhaus might play?

    Southern S · 19/07/2016 at 21:21

    Doesn't look likely injury list said 1-2 weeks I think, updated today.

      Crowmagnon · 19/07/2016 at 21:23

      That's what they say every week.
      Giving me the sh*ts.

        SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 21:39

        Have you been carrying him the past month?

        It's like that Laird foot injury earlier in the season that kept dragging on. Damn annoyying I know.

          Crowmagnon · 19/07/2016 at 21:48

          Yep. traded Dahl in the week he went down. stubbornly held since. Had Laird all year too.

            SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 21:59

            Well hopefully he's back next week for the Cats game as Ranger and jezzahill mention.

            I've been carrying him too in my draft league FWIW.

        The Ranger · 19/07/2016 at 21:39

        Northernsoul74 is normally pretty spot on with his Doggies info and I think he said Dahlhaus would be back for the Dogs v Cats game.

          Northernsoul74 · 20/07/2016 at 08:34

          Yeah the cats game was always the earliest he was likely to return. Not sure if they'll put him straight in though. They did with JJ. Adams not likely until round 21 if anyone still holding.

    jezzahill · 19/07/2016 at 21:32

    Beveridge said he would be expected back next week unfortunately

poloko48 · 19/07/2016 at 22:05

In a bit of a pickle and need some advice community.
Have just the one trade left.
Considered Lids to Pendles done but now Lids may only have a week off reconsidering.
My issue is – if I don't do the trade and Lids drops another $20+K as he's projected to do, and if Pendles achieves his BE of 162 (certainly possible) I won't have enough cash to make the trade.
If I do it this week I will have $16K to spare (currently have $132K in the bank).

Should I just pull the trigger or hold?

    Hawks · 19/07/2016 at 22:19

    If Lids is not picked, trade him, otherwise hold

    SCaddict · 19/07/2016 at 22:23

    With just 1 trade you have to hold Lids. Save that last trade for a LTI (3 plus weeks).

Heath · 19/07/2016 at 22:46

When can we expect the coach kings cup venue to be named? Wouldn't mind a congregation travelling somewhere and taking over a pub.

    jockreynolds · 20/07/2016 at 16:05

    Gday Heath – we're getting very close to locking the CK Cup venues in mate. Hopefully this time next week I'll be able to let you know.

Neverweaken · 20/07/2016 at 07:03

Ok. No trades left let's see how long last.
Def. Docherty, Simpson, Boyd, Rance, Shaw, Suckling. (Ruggles, Hipwood)
Mid. Danger, Selwood, Sloane, Priddis, Treloar, Parker, Rockliff, (Libba, Petracca, Stewart)
R. Gawn, Sampson. (Currie)
Fwd. Martin, Zorko, Wells, Kennedy, Franklin, Montagna, (Motlop, Phillips)
No Ruck cover but plenty of Mid/Fwd and a couple of non players for loopholing.
Fingers crossed

    I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 10:44

    Balls out Neverweaken! At least you have plenty of cover. Don't pray to the gods mate they are a savage bunch of pricks

      Millicent · 20/07/2016 at 12:06

      Ha, ha, I like that comment Pieman

    Derek · 20/07/2016 at 11:36

    did you make any trades this week?

      Neverweaken · 20/07/2016 at 18:44

      One trade. Collins out, Hipwood to Defence and brought in Zorko. Should have kept a trade for ruck but bugger it. Let's go for broke.

    terry · 20/07/2016 at 14:18

    No trades left! good luck with that

Clay Smith? · 20/07/2016 at 09:16

Everyone's thoughts on clay smith , I have two trades left and have no mid bench cover (Trengove,Phillips,macpherson(loophole)) planning on swapping Phillips and Hall then trading Rose and subbing hall back to forward so I have $320,000 for mid ……… Any other options or is smith the one to go ?

    I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 11:15

    Save the trades for injury. Best way

    Derek · 20/07/2016 at 11:35

    trengove and Phillips should play this week. hold trades

      Mac · 20/07/2016 at 12:11

      How do you know they will play Derek? I'm hoping they do!

        Derek · 20/07/2016 at 13:48

        just guessing. Trengove had 23 touches in the seconds and was named one of the best.
        Same as Phillips named as one of their best.

          I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 14:07

          Doubt Phillips get a game this week. Trengrove more likely

      pod · 20/07/2016 at 12:46


Northernsoul74 · 20/07/2016 at 11:54

Last week was the time to get Clay. A lot of cash to spend now.

matt · 20/07/2016 at 12:56

hey guys,
need 1 more in my backline for ful premo.

got shaw dochery simpson laird boyd.

thinking gibson but not convinced.
thoughts please??

    I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 13:23

    Anyone but Daniel Rich

    Jimmy · 20/07/2016 at 14:17

    My secret weapon has been Zac Williams

      matt · 20/07/2016 at 14:45

      yeh under radar a bit hey,,,,

      gws have a really nice run home too…. dont know alot about him

Cameron · 20/07/2016 at 13:14

Is Dahlhaus anywhere close to a return?

    I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 13:22

    1-2 weeks. Started running again 2 weeks ago

JJJ · 20/07/2016 at 13:34

Been saying 1-2 weeks now for about 3 weeks?

Jimmy · 20/07/2016 at 13:37

I think I have made a smart move but Community happy to hear suggestions: I traded Petracca for Naismith which gives me fwd and ruck cover as I have Grimley on my ruck bench. I then trade Sam Collins to Zach Merret by moving Jesse Joyce on the bench in my backline. As a result I now have Libba on my bench permanently as cover. Cover for any one or two week injuries to my mids and even the majority of my fwd line as 4 out of the 6 are midfield fwds.

This leaves me with three trades left and Im still holding Cripps, Wines and Shiel in my midfield. I dont have Pendles, Selwood, Neale. Not having Pendles does concern me.

    Derek · 20/07/2016 at 13:51

    does that mean you have ZMerrt in midfield?

    Jimmy · 20/07/2016 at 14:12

    Yeah it does but my fwd line is already pretty much stacked and he is playing just as good as a Rory Sloan. The guy is averaging 108. My fwd line is Montagna, Martin, Zorko, Franklin, Gunston and Hall. Usually i stay away from mid/fwd in the midfield but the guy is killing it and it provides me amazing cover.

      Derek · 20/07/2016 at 15:48

      if you don't get him, do you have any other DPP mid/Fwd swingers in the midfield?

      He might be playing well, but he aint a Sloane, neale or Pendles.

        Jimmy · 20/07/2016 at 16:06

        No I don't unless I keep Petracca. The guy has a 5 round average of 119. If he continues with that form I'm happy to keep him.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/07/2016 at 16:32


        Two 120 plus scores last two weeks that is very pendleish

          Derek · 20/07/2016 at 16:51

          there is plenty of ZMerret hype this week. I think he is the best option up forward, but midfield he isn't near the best avaliable.

          I think he has had a few good games, but is now overpriced. If you have a chance to get a pendles or Sloane, i would be doing it.

          Naithsmith is a poor option and waste of a trade.

          I would just look at going Libba >. pendles.

          Keep Joyce in midfield to give you the Def/mid swing

    Moustachio · 20/07/2016 at 17:42

    I'd fix the weaker on field players before worrying about having semi premo bench cover

Beezneez · 20/07/2016 at 13:54

Libba for Soane, Neale, Ward or t he Bont?

    Beezneez · 20/07/2016 at 13:55

    That should read Sloane or the Bont.

      I N Pieman · 20/07/2016 at 14:06

      Libba is playing this week. Unless your flush with trades keep him. If you are go Bont

        Andrew · 20/07/2016 at 15:38

        Ward presents good value with a good run home however if you have the extra $$ go Bont if you're looking for a POD

          Beezneez · 20/07/2016 at 16:39

          Thanks for the advice. Have 6 trades and Libba would have been bench cover but can now be replaced by either Wells, A Hall or T Greene if I trade him.

        Lachy · 21/07/2016 at 02:15


matt · 20/07/2016 at 14:18

enright… really

he does have a good run home with weaker opp

Reff · 20/07/2016 at 21:01

Love the pic jock lol

yobogoya · 22/07/2016 at 19:15

Grundy or Jacobs?

Pirate · 03/03/2017 at 14:56


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