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Hells PatchCoachKingsLogobells, community.

Here I was, trying to sneak in ahead of time due to my very busy Friday, and cheekily write the intro to this week’s panic room as “a few light holes, but no major news” before the teams came out.


Admittedly the carnage isn’t incredibly widespread, but it will hit some teams very, very deeply and I can’t help but feel partly responsible.

I’m sorry.

It’s the penultimate week for league games before finals kick off in round 20, so if you need to make some drastic moves to catapult yourself into the eight, make those bold moves. Have a gander at other blokes’ sides. It’s now or never for your shot at glory.

But, on with the hastily-written, bleary-eyed show!


Brett Deledio will in fact miss this week with a calf complaint. He was a will-he, won’t-he conundrum for much of the week, but I reckon we consign him to the injury riddled basket. He won’t be out for long, mind you, but I’d consider moving him on if you had the trades.

Speaking of the injury-riddled, never again basket, Michael Barlow has given us the finger he injured a few weeks ago and raised us a shoulder. Out for the year, but as Lek said this week in his majestical cheat sheet, until he moves clubs he’s a never again prospect.

On top of this, we lose Jarryd McVeigh to a groin complaint. Hopefully he’s missing as more of a precaution against the Blues, and we see him back next week. However, we do gain another MID/DEF DPP in the form of Jimmy Bartel.

Adelaide also give us the gift of Rory Laird this week, so we should be able to field six.

Rocket Eade seems to be taking notes from the Ross Lyon Book of Arseholery, as we see Aaron Hall missing again this week. I mean to be slightly fair to Rocket, Hall does apparently have a hamstring niggle, but I mean…. *marge groan*

Bulldog midfielder Tom Liberatore returns for the Dogs, but he replaces Jake Stringer in their lineup. Libba has been named in the forward pocket, however. If I were a Libba owner, I’d be concerned by this development.

Essendon will finally unveil their top 10 pick Aaron Francis against the Lions. I am keen as a bean to see him in action after he’s torn the VFL a new one over the last few weeks. Give him a week before we trade him in, but CoachKings LOCK on Sunday arvo.

Jack Steele will miss for the Giants with a hand complaint, Shane Savage returns for the Saints, Hayden Ballantyne misses and The Pav gets a rest in the best of the rest.

Refer a CoachKings Mate



I’m going to talk briefly about cover in this week’s Patch Up, which is nice because I’ll discuss literally patching up your side for the first time ever! Only taken us two years, but here we go!

How much cover should our fantasy sides have? Well, as much as possible, but that’s the cheap answer. Besides, if you’ve got a mid-bench of Callan Ward, Adam Treloar and Leigh Montagna, you’re a hacker extraordinaire, not a fantasy footballer.

Right – so in an ideal world, most Supercoachers aim for a cheap premium on the bench on each line. These are often players you started with but didn’t live up to expectations, such as your Shannon Hurn or Ollie Wines; mid pricers a rung below premium like Brad Crouch or Tom Liberatore; fallen premos like Heath Shaw; or your cheap as chips cover like rookies you might not have the trades to cull, like Walla or Marcus Adams.

So ideally, one of these on each line would give you four almost premiums on your bench, plus a rookie or two floating around.

But very, very few of us live in an ideal world. Some men and women can reach this ethereal realm, but most cannot. Like this poor bastard.

Look at this poor Supercoach bastard

Fun fact, that’s a selfie. So, what do we do?

DPPs. Bloody love the things. With decent DPP links you can have one sub-par premo and one playing rookie covering all four lines, which is why we love dicking around with blokes like Matt Sucking, Clay Smith and Scott Lycett. So, Imma give you the players who I consider to be the best cover you’d look to trade in.

Keep in mind, you’d want at least four trades left after trading these guys in.

Scott Lycett [RUC/FWD] has the mantle as #1 ruck at the Eagles with NicNat down, and with Goldy getting more and more concerning with each passing game, the DPP would be a very nice addition to a forward line. At 423k, he’s cheap, averaging 90 (94 from his last 3)

Concerns: On the downside, he has a penchant for doing stupid things, like picking up club-imposed sanctions or being looked at by the MRP.

Matt Suckling [DEF/FWD] stood up for the Dogs this season in the absence of Bob and Johanissen. Has missed 4 with injury, and has had two very poor games, but as bench coverage he’s very nice. His average is only listed at 70, but take the game where he got injured out of the equation and it floats to 86, which is a very handy F/D7.

Concerns: Can go missing in games, with a 30-odd and a 50-odd in his last two months.

Clay Smith [MID/FWD] has come back from three knee reconstructions, and in three games as two 90s and an 80. Looks a force up forward, and probably won’t average 90, but has shown he has the capacity to push up towards the ton. Only 294k.

Concerns: Dahlhaus’ return might shake the side up. While I don’t see him losing his spot, I’m not sure what the impact will be.

Pearce Hanley [MID] isn’t a DPP, but he is a 400k former premium who may be playing himself back into form. After an up and down year, in which he was averaging 110 by round 6 but has cracked the ton just once since then, Hanley doesn’t have the toughest run home and needs to stand up over the coming weeks.

Concerns: Injury history, may drop in form again

Keep in mind – these are not recommendations for on-field players. They are benchwarmers. Think very carefully about if you’re confident in your rookies to cover ahead of burning a trade on one of these blokes.


Danger will go off against his old side. Chuck the C on him. Or the VC, but in the sage words of Shia LeBouf, just do it.

Pendles on a Friday night is always a nice option, as is Hannebery against the Blues at home. However, with the Sydney Slot Machine in full force in recent weeks, I’d steer clear.

PODs aplenty this week, with Neale, Priddis, Gawn and Ward all set to have large games, but my smokie pick was very easy this week.


I love you community. Get down and play some CoachKings, revel in success and bring home the bacon (up to 2000 dollarydoos worth of it). I believe in you.

Good luck, you beautiful bastards.


5.41 EDIT: WHELP, THAT WENT WELL. Aaron Hall is now out for three according to the Suns’ website so he’s getting booted harder than Bart was supposed to. The pain continues as Connor Menadue has been dumped, as has Jared Jensen. PANIC STATIONS.


dean · 22/07/2016 at 14:18

have barlow, hall & robinson. who needs to go first ? was planning on going barlow to merret and robinson to a rookie because he is my F7 but now hall is out im not sure.
thanks community

    God · 22/07/2016 at 14:48

    Trade Barlow, Put Robinson on field and Hall on the pine and reevaluate after more news around Hall comes out

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 14:49

    The guy who has been ruled out for the season: Barlow.

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 17:51

    Barlow and Hall gone at this stage Deano

Clarky99 · 22/07/2016 at 14:21

Pendles, Hanners or JPK VC?

    Tim · 22/07/2016 at 14:26

    Pendles I reckon.

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 14:45

    Hanners hasn't been his usual self lately so I'd steer clear.
    JPK finished last season on a great run of form, strongly consider.
    Pendles the safest option. Ain't he always.

    SCaddict · 22/07/2016 at 15:20

    Are you able to do the Danger VC Saturday night and then say C on either Rocky/Zorko/Zerrett/Dusty etc on Sunday?

    You just don't want to get say a 120 from Pendles/JPK/Hanners and then be in two minds about missing out on doubling up on another barn burner from Danger.

    There will surely be some juicy scores in that Lions/Dons games as both teams give up the most fantasy points in the caper, so it could be a very good backup C option, in the unlikely event that Danger fails to fire against his old mob.

      Clarky99 · 22/07/2016 at 15:32

      Yeah i could use Zerrett or Dusty, but both capable of poor scores, and after last weeks blunder (Buddy C) i'll take anything over 125 tbh. Although a score between 120-130 makes it real interesting as to whether i take it or not.

    Leeds17 · 22/07/2016 at 16:00

    Very tricky I think JPK has found some strong form but CD has been hitting the inefficient and handball happy very hard at times…

    Pendles could go 80 or 180 tonight, I thought he was lucky to score what he has the last 2 weeks.

    Danger looked really sore last week that worries me as could see him play forward,

    I'd love to VC Danger but also Gawn…. I haven't helped sorry.

Anth · 22/07/2016 at 14:22

It seems everyone has a different opinion on who the best F6 is for the rest of the season. Despite that, I'd still like to ask some suggestions.

My current forward set up is:

– Martin
– Merrett
– Zorko
– Montagna
– Franklin
– Deledio
– Hall (F7)

I am going to keep Hall as my F7 as it seems he will be out only one week.. so who is the "best" replacement for Deledio for the rest of the year in everyone's opinion?

    Ben · 22/07/2016 at 14:42

    Think it could be the other way around. Deledio missing only one week, and Hall out for a few. Just something to keep in mind.

    You seem to have all the best forwards. Alot of people are trading in small or key position forwards with a soft draw – Gunston, Rioli, JJK, etc. Lynch is a good option imo. But if you have the cash its hard to pass on Wells. Wish i had him. He will most likely pump out a 100+, and is a true midfielder with fwd eligibility. Dont listen to the haters, wells is top 6

      Jabba07 · 22/07/2016 at 14:53

      How do you know Hall is out for a few? Any web links? I'm sweating on some news….

        Anth · 22/07/2016 at 15:23

        Yeah I just saw the article as well.

        Take a look at the GC Suns website Jabba, Eade says 3 weeks.

        Tom · 22/07/2016 at 15:33

        Hall probably put for 3 whilst lids is more likely to be back next week. I have dahlhaus, hall, lids and McVeigh and will be holding all but hall to gunston probably

Tim · 22/07/2016 at 14:23

Hey guys. Have 2 trades left and playing for a top 4 spot in league. Have Hall, McVeigh & Deledio which will leave me with 21. Thinking Hall to Gunston but is it worth trading or just cop a loss and try and come from outside the 4? Cheers

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 14:34

    Geez that's a noodle scratcher. Think you need to save the trades for season ending. Sounds like all those boys "could" be back next week. Good luck this week Tim

    Micah Briene · 22/07/2016 at 14:40

    Yer, tough
    Hold on to Delidio
    McVeigh a Groin & Hall a Hamstring – both unpredictable injuries

    Marty · 22/07/2016 at 18:12

    Hall is out for 3 so be bold and trade him. I'd go for Franklin (assuming you don't already have him) rather than Gunston – more reliable

Micah Briene · 22/07/2016 at 14:28

Bumping this for fresh ideas
Who to replace Barlow in the forward line
I already have

1) Zachary Merrett
2) Dustin Martin
3) Dayne Zorko
4) Leigh Montagna
5) Lance Franklin
7) Tom Phillips
8) Jack Silvagni

Thoughts are Gunston & Lynch – but there are not many other options for premos
someone suggest the Curious Case of Tobias – but I'm not sure

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 14:38

    I wouldn't touch Tobias. Playing as a small Fwd. His scoring reflects playing as a small Fwd. You could consider The Hoff

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 14:54

    JJK or Cyril also worth considering. I have Wingard. Been a huge disappointment but without his injury-affected games he's averaging 93. Came storming home last year as well.

I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 14:31

The Ross Lyon Book of Arseholery! Love it Patch! As you purchase that book you get punched in the face!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 14:54

    Yeah some gold there patch.
    Once you get over the smack in the chops and take the book home open up to find. …
    Its empty!
    Just like Ross Lyin has left us on many occasion.
    Fooled again – he is the master.

      I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 14:56

      Agree trigger. Every season he finds a way to turkey slap me. Next year Fyfe only I'd suggest

        Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:03

        What do you reckon Fyfe will be priced at? I'd be hesitant to spend any more than $600,000. Body not too reliable.

          I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 16:31

          I'd suspect he will be around 550 steeeve

            Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 17:43

            Would not touch him for more than that given injury likelihood

              I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 19:42

              Agree Moustachio despite his scoring ceiling. His AV number of games per season is poor

Richie Porte · 22/07/2016 at 14:36

Can only trade one out, lids or hall?

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 14:49


      TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 15:20

      Hall as go get to miss 3
      Though just read below dils may also miss next week?
      But hall still just..

    Marty · 22/07/2016 at 18:13

    no doubts, Hall

Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 14:43

Option one:
Danger VC Gawn C

Option two:
Danger VC Rockliff C

Option three:
Danger VC Zerrett C

Option four:
Pendles VC Danger C

    Jono · 22/07/2016 at 14:58

    Option 4

    Micah · 22/07/2016 at 17:06

    Im doing option 3

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 17:54

    Safe money would be on Option 4, but safe money is boring money* so ZERRETT <3

    *it's not but shhhh

Win4top8 · 22/07/2016 at 14:48

Do I trade out Wells or Hall for Zorko

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 15:29

    Hall. He's cooked for three games minimum

    Micah · 22/07/2016 at 17:07

    Zorko definately

Jabba07 · 22/07/2016 at 14:55

Zorko or Merritt for Hall or Delideo. Community, please assist. Is there any news on Hall? Who will be out longest? In a fight for top 4.

    Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 15:04

    Hall on won't be back until round 21.

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 15:07

      Really?? Where have you heard/seen that?

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 15:09

        Afl website
        Hall to miss 3.

        Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 15:09

        It's on the gold coast suns website

        So know I'm gonna trade hall and hold Deledio considering he is only meant to miss this week

          Sam · 22/07/2016 at 15:17

          RFC: Deledio injury worst than first thought.
          Requires more scans and will reassess based on results of scans.

            Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 15:25

            I can't find that news…. can you put the web link in??

              Sam · 22/07/2016 at 15:38

              I was listening to the radio and they were talking to Brendon Lade about RFC and he mentioned Deledio and he mentioned that he will need more scans.

              Peaked my interest as I have him in my team.
              Now I have a decision to make as didn't sound like he will be back any time soon. Limited trades like most.

              As most teams have him I thought I must share this latest information.

            Jabba07 · 22/07/2016 at 15:30

            Where is that Sam?

          Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 15:25

          Yep same. Hall to Zerrett.
          Unfortunately he's not worth as much as Lids so I can't upgrade Sam Collins anymore. Will downgrade him to a non-playing 102k def/mid. Then upgrade Tom Ruggles to my final premo.

            Jabba07 · 22/07/2016 at 17:09

            Im doing same. Merritt of Zorko? Merritt is on a hot run, but has Brisbane (Rabo tag?), Geelong away, Suns, Bulldogs, Carlton… So 3 from 5 may be difficult…

Jordan · 22/07/2016 at 14:59

I have Lids, Hall and Liberatore, 5 trades and 128k in the bank

I have Zach Merrett, Dusty, Zorko, montagna, HALL, LIDS (Mason Cox and Petracca)
I am thinking hall out for Buddy and Petracca on the field for Lids.

Im not.too sure what to do with Liberatore.

Thoughts and suggestions would be great,
Thanks community.

I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 15:01

Just In: Aaron Hall will miss 3 games ladies & Gents. If you can, get rid of him!

God · 22/07/2016 at 15:02

Likelihood of Goldy being a late out tonight??

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 15:18


      TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 15:23

      I like those odds
      Goldylocks will b fine he will feint up tonight.

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 15:28

      Please be more specific.

    Leeds17 · 22/07/2016 at 16:06

    I think he'll play but maybe 50/50 ruck forward.

    Clarky99 · 22/07/2016 at 16:33

    They need him tonight, they cannot afford him to be rested.

    Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 17:46

    Will stand still in the centre circle the whole game and get 90 points from HTA without moving or jumping.

NorthMelb · 22/07/2016 at 15:07

Simpson or Boyd? Cant make up my mind

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 15:18

    Toss a coin

    Kev · 22/07/2016 at 15:32

    Same issue this week. I've gone with Simmo at the moment

      NorthMelb · 22/07/2016 at 15:54

      Same just because he is more consistent, but that could change so quickly

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 17:57

    Would go Simmo mate

    Marty · 22/07/2016 at 18:17

    Tough choice but Boyd, he is proven SC scorer

Dasha · 22/07/2016 at 15:10

hall out for 3 apparently, got 1 trade left if i trade hall, do i trade him?

    I N Pieman · 22/07/2016 at 15:17

    What's your cover like Dasha? I'd save the trade for the next bloke that's down for the season

      Harry · 22/07/2016 at 15:26

      I have 5 trades left and am carrying Dahl so Hall has to go. I've narrowed it down to either Buddy or Gunston. Both have very friendly draws. Both have similar avgs. Flip a coin. Happy to take advice. Slightly leaning to Buddy only that Gunston has WCE at Domain on SC prelim week

    SCaddict · 22/07/2016 at 15:37

    Fark it! Bye bye Hally helloooooo Buddy!

    3 weeks could so easily turn into the rest of the season so may as well get Budweiser's points now with "Linc the Stink" my only forward cover.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 15:43

      Didn't take long to use that last one after all. 🙂

        SCaddict · 22/07/2016 at 15:50

        If I'm going to go down with the ship it may as well be with a boat load of Swannies onboard … Hanners, Parks, JPK, Titch and now Buddy. Sydney have a decent run home and should be playing for keeps fighting tooth and nail for top 4.

        Any legit league aspirations I may have once had were vaporised weeks ago so time to let the hair down and have some fun.

        What are you doing Trigger?

          azza · 22/07/2016 at 16:02

          would you guys recommend trading hall to buddy if i have kerridge on the bench?

          TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 16:09

          Swans nice ticket to ride. Won't let you down though I am no buddy way ever again when it comes to Lance.

          Got 4 left.
          As tracca plays sat going to put the E on him. If spuds will trade lids to zerett as both play on Sunday, worked out I can do this with 1 trade and have $600 to spare.

          Collins on 4 McVeigh will wait on that groin.
          Will loop him with brand.

          Though I read now in the posts lids is having more scans so may pull the merret trigger regardless.

          Danger – VC into the angry rock lobster as C

            hedski · 22/07/2016 at 16:18

            Hey trigger is your team PAYS TO BE BRAVE! ?

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 16:22

              Yep that's the ONE

              TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 17:39

              Why we doing battle this week?

hedski · 22/07/2016 at 15:23

Only one trade left and now Halls out for 3.
Will have to hold I think got ok cover.

Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 15:28

Heard Lids is no good, getting more scans. Can anyone confirm?

    Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 17:47

    I can confirm that I heard the same impossible to verify rumor :S

red5 · 22/07/2016 at 15:28

Best Replacement for Hall????
$460,700 to spend, 4 Trades left

    Mick · 22/07/2016 at 17:53

    I have all the main fwds, but if 1 falls over buddy straight in for me. Like swans draw & he has had a consistent year.

red5 · 22/07/2016 at 15:32

anyone like Ben Brown $ 415,300 ???
BE 12
Last 3 Rd Avg: 106.3

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 15:43


    Leeds17 · 22/07/2016 at 16:10

    Could entertain as a loop Cover/F7, honestly the first 4 fwds big themselves but after that it's anyones guess

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 17:59

    Phwoar if he had the ruck DPP I'd maybe say yes but just too let field for my liking, Red. Love your search outside the box though mate!

Josh · 22/07/2016 at 15:41 confirms Lids done for season after further scans

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:10


    If so, CARNAGE

    Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 16:24

    I've looked through and I can't find that at all

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:26

      Yep me neither. Not on the website, not on Twitter.

      Confirmed: Getting more scans — not a good sign

      But I call bullshit on him being out for the season

        Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 16:28

        Do I still get rid of hall before Deleido even though he is going in for more scans??

        Josh · 22/07/2016 at 16:30

        Look on Tigers website he's out for the rest of the year

          Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 16:33

          yeah can't find it on that either. On the injury list on the club website still says TBC

          Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:59

          Yeah it ain't on there. Keep trying though champ.

Cameron · 22/07/2016 at 15:41

Need to trade hall out, I've got 5 trades left and only 6k in the bank, is it worth using two trades to get merret in?

Jack · 22/07/2016 at 16:00

Which option:

1. Montagna and Pendlebury
2. Zorko and Coniglio
3. Zorko and Merrett

    Kev · 22/07/2016 at 16:39


Tommo09 · 22/07/2016 at 16:04

Last chance for me
Do I or do I not trade Petracca for a premo fwd and have Hall at F7 until he is back?
Can get anyone except Merrett?
I have 3 trades left

Mac · 22/07/2016 at 16:04

Trade Hall? Listed as more than 1 week now? It is said that he may return Round 21 which is the earliest time the club believes he will return to the senior team.
Source: Gold Coast Suns Website

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:15

    Yes mate trade him. However if you have only one or two left Lids could also be done for the season (if commenters on here are to be believed). So in that case you'd be better off holding Hall for finals.

    ethan · 22/07/2016 at 16:21

    3 weeks say rocket

Neverweaken · 22/07/2016 at 16:18

I have 1 trade left. And lots of cover. Earlier this week I ditched Collins, swung Hipwood to defence and brought in Zorko cos I couldn't afford Merret. I have Hall.
Should I reverse trades, trade out Hall and bring in Merret? That will bring Hipwood back to the fwd as DPP with suckling.
Or leave it and keep Zorko. Zorko not as high a ceiling as Merret but I keep thinking Merret can't keep producing those scores.

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:00

    Would keep as much cover as you can with the one trade left, mate. Would go Hall-Merrett myself, but Zorko isn't a bad selection for Hall either

      Neverweaken · 22/07/2016 at 18:11

      Can keep hall and get Zorko. Or have to trade hall to get Merrett Hate to trade Hall and have him back on a couple of weeks.

ethan · 22/07/2016 at 16:21

Aaron Hall I hate you

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:27

    Me too. And I loved you so much after the first few rounds, thought I'd picked the breakout star of the year.

    Rookies and fallen genuine premos next year.

Shake n bake · 22/07/2016 at 16:23

I'm I the only 1 thinkin Coniglio for Hall? & not Merrett. My fwds are buddy dusty Montagna Zorko lynch hall Patracca Grimley.

    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 16:28

    He's a mid mate so I assume you will start Tracca on field?

      Shake n bake · 22/07/2016 at 17:14

      Looking at to many scenarios….me bad!

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 17:43

        Man if he was a fwd he would be first in! Kid is good and only gonna get better,

        May find his way into my team next year

Lee · 22/07/2016 at 16:28

5 Trades left – 129k. Any advice, do i just hold as can cover? Much appreciated.

Def: Shaw, Bartel, Laird, Simpson, Rich, Collins (MCVEIGH, O McDonald)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Hanners, Rockliff, Gray, Priddis, S Thompson (J Smith, Trengove, T Phillips)
Ruck: Gawn, S Martin (Grimley)
Fwd: D Martin, Wells, Montagna, Zorko Tippa, Petracca (DELEDIO, HALL)

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 17:02

    Hell yes HOLD him while you have cover, I don't have cover unless COX ends up being a late inclusion tomorrow although unlikely.

Tony · 22/07/2016 at 16:42

Whats your thoughts on Shaun Burgoyne guys???

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 17:42


    Hubba · 22/07/2016 at 17:53


    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:05

    Would probably pass, Tony. Love the thinking though, but he stands up in the big games and the Hawk's don't play too many more of those before the finals. Also a rest chance

Kev · 22/07/2016 at 16:46

Tucker and Broad are my D7/8 so in the need of cover with McV having the week off. Options are thin though. Not interested in William or Hammelmann from the Lions. WhiteX or punt on Francis?

    Wedge · 22/07/2016 at 16:54

    Tucker listed as emg. Wait until last minute of freo game to see if he gets a call up before doing anything

      Kev · 22/07/2016 at 16:57

      Good call. Cheers Wedge!

Dean · 22/07/2016 at 16:53

My partner is so bloody arsey its crazy, this is her team.

DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Simpson, Boyd, Gibson, Laird (Collins, Williams)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Parker, Sloane, Steven, Priddis, Mathieson (Davis, Stewart, Trengove)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Grimley)
FWD: Mrtin, Merrett, Montagna, Zorko, Rioli, Wingard (Phillips, Wyatt)

She has dodged all the carnage, the only player that may be a late withdrawal is Goldy and if so Naismith comes in.
She is waiting to turn Davis into Dahlhaus in round 20 once his price has bottomed out to around $300k to $330k

I have Hall and will have to burn a trade, not sure who I will bring in thinking either Gunston or JJK.

    Mick · 22/07/2016 at 17:09

    I'd go Gunston

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:06

    Gunston for me too

Mac · 22/07/2016 at 16:55

Anyone else gotta trade Hall and Barlow?

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 17:08

    You have to trade Barlow

    Micah · 22/07/2016 at 17:10

    Gonna get rid of Barlow
    He's not back for the season & nee2x a premo to cover

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:30

    Thankfully I traded Barlow the week he was out and when I seen him named 2 weeks later I was kicking myself coz I went Barlow to Merrett and burnt a trade which I need, however as soon as he got back and re-injured himself I was then wrapped I did trade him in round 15

Mick · 22/07/2016 at 17:08

5 trades left, playing for league win. Liber out for Jk or Sloane ?

    Mick · 22/07/2016 at 17:22

    PS. Both have a good run home & already have Parker & Hannerbury . Jk has slowly been building since mid season & Sloane has a slightly easier draw but do worry about him coping with a tag especially against Robinson in round 20. Thoughts?

      Micah Briene · 22/07/2016 at 23:28

      I'd be thinking Sloane over Liba

      I'm tossing up between Sloane, Selwood or Bont

Liam · 22/07/2016 at 17:08

Naismith or Collins on field ?

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:06


Mac · 22/07/2016 at 17:11

No Menadue or Jansen may hurt a few people with Lids/Hall/Barlow out this week.

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 18:06

    i have NO bench cover

Mitchell · 22/07/2016 at 17:13

docherty shaw simpson laird bartel adams joyce broad
pendles danger sloane parker hanners libba steven ward trengove stewart d.cuningham
goldy gawn cox
martin hall barlow zorko merrett montagna menadue phillips

7 trades left and 267k

im torn on who to bring in for barlow/adams. dont really want to use joyce as d6 this week. and stuck on who to bring in forward line

would really appreciate some help community!

    Mick · 22/07/2016 at 17:59


Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 17:18

Trading out Hall, haven't got much money to spend at all like 8K, is Toby Greene the best option? Or someone like Scott Lycett a POD that's got the #1 ruck spot and is scoring very well

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 17:22


      red5 · 22/07/2016 at 15:38

      not bad

    Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 17:50

    Lycett if you have the DPP rookie to let him cover you in ruck

      Tommy McV · 22/07/2016 at 18:00

      My only worried with Lycett is Nic Nat is expected to return in 2-3 weeks time

James · 22/07/2016 at 17:36

Need some help community. 5 trades left and I need to ditch Hall

Do I trade Hall for Greene and only use one trade or

Trade Menadue for Naismith/Markov and then trade Hall for Merrett?

Alex · 22/07/2016 at 17:43

What's everyone's opinion on Tom lynch from the Suns?
Only have 477k to trade hall.
Obviously the trade isn't going to be a highly consistent scorer but any good or nah?

    Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 17:51

    Could work, would be pretty concerned about GCS getting any possessions to send the ball his way with their whole midfield out now.

    Saundo · 22/07/2016 at 18:04

    Go JJK

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:06

    I'm bringing him in this week

      Saundo · 23/07/2016 at 08:46

      Lynch or JJK?

Dylan · 22/07/2016 at 17:47

Is it worth keeping Hall and playing Papley just for this week to see how long he's out for? Only got 2 trades left.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 17:49

    Hall out for a minimum of 3 bud, on afl and GC website

      Dylan · 22/07/2016 at 17:51

      ah cheers mate, I guess that means I'll pull the trigger

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 18:05

    Papley goes alright. Hall will be back before the end of the season. you will need those trades. Hold

nervous coach · 22/07/2016 at 17:48

Nice work again Patch. Should I go for Naismith or C Smith to replace M Cox. Naismith is cheaper and a DPP but inconsistent and job security unknown. Smith is more expensive, consistent and seems to have better JS. Thoughts!!!

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 18:04

    why do you need to replace Cox? save the trade

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:08

    Depends on if you need ruck cover. Smith will absolutely score more, but if he's on the pine while Goldy is rested it won't do us much good!
    That said, #yolo – Clay Smith for mine

      nervous coach · 22/07/2016 at 20:46

      Thanks Derek and Patch. Have Gawn and Z Smith with Cox as R3. Only thought to trade him since he is not likely to get a game anytime soon. Missed the opportunity this week. Could trade Grimley to Naismith or hold fire and go with Hipwood as F8. Thoughts!!!

John · 22/07/2016 at 17:59

Need some help quick guys I have 3 trades left, should I upgrade Matthew Wright to Zac Merrett or upgrade Rich to any defender or upgrade deledio? Or should I just not trade.

Steve · 22/07/2016 at 18:00

How many trades do people have? I'm on 4 after using 2 this week.

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 18:03

    i have 5, but havn't used any this week yet. Will see how Motlop goes before trading Delidio. If Motlop does good i'll take his score and wait a week on Delidio

    red5 · 22/07/2016 at 18:41


    Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 19:49

    7 and glad

    Cam_H · 23/07/2016 at 11:40

    I have 5 but still carrying 3 mid-pricers on-field.
    Like most of us, I have been hit quite a bit with long term injuries to my team this year (and currently have 5 'healthy' but non-selected rookies on my bench).

Derek · 22/07/2016 at 18:01

i'm going into this weekend with Zero bench cover. Not one of my bench is playing this weekend.

    SCaddict · 22/07/2016 at 18:56

    Yep the mighty menapoo finally got flushed down the dunny!

    Are you trading out either Hall or Lids or munching down on a donut?

      Derek · 22/07/2016 at 22:38

      Don't have Hall, have Motlop as my F7.

      Do have McVeigh and Delidio.

      Will give Motlop the E, if he is poor will trade Delidio (maybe to Cyril) if Motlop does ok I'll keep Delidio until next week and see what is problems are

        Swans2012 · 22/07/2016 at 23:22

        Shouldn't be holding lids either way Derek? Feels like a hold this week to me….

    Millicent · 22/07/2016 at 19:23

    Join the queue Derek. SC can be a prick of game sometimes. Good luck.

Sully321 · 22/07/2016 at 18:02

I've got Libba, deledio and hall with 270k in the bank what should I do? I know I need to get rid of hall but do I just take jack silvagni's score this week by holding Deledio and upgrading Libba or do I keep Libba for another week? I've got 5 trades left

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:32

    Just trade Hall, keep Libba & Lids mate

      Sully321 · 22/07/2016 at 18:36

      I want to get full premo and Libba is the final upgrade I need to do

Dave · 22/07/2016 at 18:04

With the way players are dropping like flies I would hold

    John · 22/07/2016 at 18:18

    Thanks mate. But it's also that deledio is out and I have no bench cover so I'm a but stuffed there

Josh · 22/07/2016 at 18:15

Sounds like Goldy might be a late out?

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 18:17

    Looks like Daw will Ruck

    johnno2908 · 22/07/2016 at 18:29

    Final team is in, no late changes. Swallow, Clarke, Mullett, Daw the starting interchange #AFLPiesNorth

    North Mebourne Twitter

Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:31

Goldy & Daw playing?

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:56

    Yeah, not liking Goldy's scoring potential tonight

hedski · 22/07/2016 at 18:31

No late changes tonight.
AFL Live website.
Could still be a late late out I suppose but I hope not (Goldy I'm lookin at you)

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:44

    Goldy will play but I think he will be managed carefully, don't be surprised if he spends only half the time on the ground.

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:55

    Not all heroes wear capes, Hedski

    (Unless you're wearing a cape right now)

      hedski · 22/07/2016 at 19:12

      I am. Reckon Goldy will play deep fwd alot tonight. Hopefully he snags a couple.
      Zerrett in for Barlow this week.
      Cheers Patcharinodiddlydoo.

Confusion · 22/07/2016 at 18:32

Boyd, Williams or Gibbo to finish my defence boys?

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:46

    Boyd by the length of the Flemington straight.

Borrismcstupidhead · 22/07/2016 at 18:36

I can do Zerret and Gibbo in or Franklin and Z.Williams..thoughts?

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:55

    Would go option 2 there Borris!

      Borrismcstupidhead · 22/07/2016 at 18:59

      One more question sorry Patch..Franklin and Williams or Franklin and Boyd?

Confused · 22/07/2016 at 18:42

Ok. Only going for league wins here.

So have already downgraded Collins to William to free up some cash and have ruggles playing onfield. Will upgrade ruggles for last def premo in future when required based on who I'm facing. After this trade, i have 6 trades left.

Now, my fwd line is: Martin zorko hall montagna greene wells (petracca, Phillips).

Was thinking of upgrading either hall or petracca to merrett. Petracca is my only mid cover though, which would become hall if I trade him. Not sure if that's too risky with hall out for 3 weeks. Otherwise, trade hall and have extra cash to upgrade ruggles nxt week (possibly without requiring any other trade), and that locks in petracca as my mid cover. Alternatively I could do nothing as I should win the games that matter this week in my leagues. Thoughts?

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 18:50

    Hall to Merrett mate, thats a no brainer for mine.

      Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:54


        Confused · 23/07/2016 at 08:47

        Thanks guys! Hall to merrett I think it is. Bench cover be damned!

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 19:28

    Wells is out

Jack · 22/07/2016 at 18:46

Is howe an option??
Only owned in 4.1% of teams
Im thinking of trading hall to howe or should i get wells or montagna instead
Howe has been very consistnet
help communityy!!

    Patch · 22/07/2016 at 18:54

    Yessss love that option Jack

      Leeds17 · 22/07/2016 at 23:41

      Only concern is that it 3 weeks now he's been thrown forward late, looked better when only 2 of Brown, Reid & Marsh were playing.

Daniel · 22/07/2016 at 18:59

Which of these options is the best to use my last trade on?

OPTION 1: Trade out Collins, Swing Bartel into Defence, Swing Phillips to Midfield, get any forward under 509k (Franklin or Gunston), will have a donut this week even with the trade until Deledio comes back


OPTION 2: Trade out Hall, Swing Suckling to Forwards, Swing Bartel to Defence, Swing Phillips to Midfield, get ANY forward ( out of Franklin, Gunston, Zorko or Merrett) PLUS have NO DONUTS, however Collins will be my Permanent D6 instead of Suckling


OPTION 3: HOLD my last trade and have 2 donuts until lids/hall are back

Going for leagues at this stage

    Option2 · 22/07/2016 at 19:05

    Option 2

jackoo · 22/07/2016 at 19:04

one spot in my defense to finish who should i go with?
gibbo, pittard, boyd or bartel

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 23:49

    Silly question BOYD mate.

oliver · 22/07/2016 at 19:13

Barlow and M McGovern out for Ward and Zorko? Will get me to full premo, leaving Hall on the bench for cover when he returns.

Alex · 22/07/2016 at 19:21

Need help, Bring in Grey or Merrett

    Yobogoya · 22/07/2016 at 19:28


    Moustachio · 23/07/2016 at 00:25

    Robbie Gray? Don't put Zerrett in your midfield.

Yobogoya · 22/07/2016 at 19:26

Grundy or Jacobs?

Steve · 22/07/2016 at 19:26

At the game, Wells has gone off with the trainers. Emergency is warming up!

2020 · 22/07/2016 at 19:27

Wells out AGAIN.

I hate to say I told you so but…. I told you so

    Dean · 22/07/2016 at 19:47

    Hate to tell ya so he's not out. lol

    2020 my arse! · 22/07/2016 at 20:10

    I hate to say it but you're a serious dipsh!t LOLZ!

    Clarky99 · 23/07/2016 at 08:31

    hahaha idiot

Dean · 22/07/2016 at 19:27

Wells late out

Steve · 22/07/2016 at 19:27

Wells sore after the warm up might be late out

Laurie · 22/07/2016 at 19:33

Oh no need to quickly trade wells then…
Best option howe or Gunston or others??

Please help

Steve · 22/07/2016 at 19:40

Wells officially OUT

    Lel · 22/07/2016 at 19:42

    dont think so mate

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 19:42

    No he's not

    Josh · 22/07/2016 at 19:56

    Well you're officially a flog!

Steve · 22/07/2016 at 19:42

Ignore the above comments. Wells has run onto the ground!

Dave · 22/07/2016 at 19:43

Wells is playing

    Moustachio · 22/07/2016 at 19:48

    Lol!!! Killing me. Almost traded him out til I turned on the TV

      Beagz · 22/07/2016 at 19:49

      Still trade him out. Huge injury risk.

        Dave · 22/07/2016 at 20:14

        LOL I'm not trading him out he is hot!

        Moustachio · 23/07/2016 at 00:26

        Good advice, think I will bank the ton instead

Tony · 22/07/2016 at 19:44

Wells back in

Dean · 22/07/2016 at 19:47

Wells playing

hedski · 22/07/2016 at 19:48

Wells empty

Aaron · 22/07/2016 at 20:08

Who to field this week – Petracca (wing) or Kerridge (half-forward flank)??

Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 20:13

Aaand at risk of speaking too soon, this is why we held Wells.

    Dave · 22/07/2016 at 20:40

    Do you have Wells? Did you hold him?

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 21:58

      I've had him all season and I'm not trading him out unless he's going to miss the finals.

    Tex Walker · 22/07/2016 at 21:08

    Don't you forget about me, hey hey hey heeeeeyyy.

Dave · 22/07/2016 at 20:17

Wells on 39 and not even qrt time yet! GO WELLSY!

Tommo09 · 22/07/2016 at 20:25

Watching Wells play tonight, I realised that I need a F7 that can be played as a premium if needed
Who should I get?
I can get anyone except Merrett
I have Martin, Wells, Zorko, Riewoldt, Buddy, Petracca (HALL, Long)
Or do I wait a couple of weeks and get Dahlhaus?

    Boltons Blues · 22/07/2016 at 20:35

    Why? 12 disposals 6mins into the 2nd quarter, I think he's doing just fine

      Tommo09 · 22/07/2016 at 20:55

      Very sore though

        Dean · 22/07/2016 at 21:11

        Tommo no point doing it in round 18 mate, wait until next week then decide bloody makes no sence

Laurie · 22/07/2016 at 20:39

Thank god I didn't panic trade after seeing all those Wells is out posts…go Wells!

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 22:28

    Poor second half. All the talk this week will be if Wells plays next week.
    He got 100+ tonight, handy score, but must be doubtful for next week

Derek · 22/07/2016 at 21:02

Cloke on 8 pts at half time. Lucky I didn't bring him in this week 😉

    Pauly Walnuts · 22/07/2016 at 21:08

    Ah, Derek ,ya crack me up

Pauly Walnuts · 22/07/2016 at 21:12

Goldy – only 8 hitouts and only 39 pts, a concern but most have him anyway

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 22:29

    Kicked a late goal to get over 75, but he is a shadow of his former self

      Derek · 22/07/2016 at 22:41

      Goldy was on 69 with 3 mins to go. Ended up with 87.

    Kev · 22/07/2016 at 22:51

    Was mentioned that he has been carrying a knee injury in the pregame

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 23:23

      He's had that for more than a month but even before that he just wasn't impacting games the way he used to. Amazing he's still averaging about 110 SC. He is better as a Supercoach player than an actual real life footballer right now. Can't remember the last time he held a contested mark.

    Moustachio · 23/07/2016 at 00:28

    Top 2 coaches have Stef Martin

Michael Gould · 22/07/2016 at 21:13

Ok I need your help

To trade Hall or not?
If so to either Lynch or Montagna or even JJK or Gunston

Richie Porte · 22/07/2016 at 21:26

Should I attack Froome tonight

    Richie Porte · 22/07/2016 at 21:27


    hedski · 22/07/2016 at 21:47

    Jam a stick in his spokes.

hedski · 22/07/2016 at 21:47

Funny old game tonight

    Derek · 22/07/2016 at 22:32

    Only 3 players over 100 before scaling. Top being Pendles 109. Very odd game

      Steeeve · 22/07/2016 at 22:41

      Wells should be scaled up. Peddles I'm not sure. Goldy hell no.

      hedski · 22/07/2016 at 22:46

      I have Treloar. Surprised he tonned up.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/07/2016 at 23:08

        10 mins before bounce had the T on wells trade to Zerrett. Confirm?
        Held he warmed up and lined up in the middle.
        Cancelled trade
        Tons up – saved a precious trade.
        Was quieter in second half but blitzed early.
        was really breathing well 1st half. 🙂
        Funny old game

Tommo09 · 23/07/2016 at 07:37

Neale into Danger
Danger into Rocky

    johnno2908 · 23/07/2016 at 08:03

    Danger into Rocky

      tuxCS · 23/07/2016 at 14:39


Derek · 23/07/2016 at 08:47

Lynch, JJK or Franklin?

    nervous coach · 23/07/2016 at 11:54

    Franklin just ahead of Lynch and JJK. Have the same dilemma.

nervous coach · 23/07/2016 at 11:56

Grimley for Naismith or Hall to Lynch (GC) /Franklin or save the trade in case Hall is back earlier than expected. Thoughts!!!.

Johnny · 23/07/2016 at 15:56

Its time to go hanners you are shit

God · 23/07/2016 at 18:08

I've got a feeling that Sloane will go huge tonight!

John · 23/07/2016 at 18:46

Guys do I put Danger, Sloane, Smitch or Dusty as my captain

    Saundo · 23/07/2016 at 18:53

    I know it's so hard, you have to go Danger look at your opponent ?

      John · 23/07/2016 at 18:59

      I guess so

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