The Rookie Scout: Round 19

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Barron Von Crow

We’re close now people, just one more week until Supercoach finals begin!

And like usual the Supercoach gods aren’t making it easy for us, we’ve got Brett Deledio being on the injured list “indefinitely”, Aaron Hall going from a 1 week injury to a 3 week injury, McVeigh being a late out, Wells almost being a late out and sending everyone into a panic on a Friday evening and who knows what else is headed our way.

On the flipside we also had some good news come our way. Rory Laird returned from injury, Luke Dahlhaus is due back any day now as well as the AFL debuts of Aaron Francis and Sam Menegola. I’m sure there’s even more available in our rookie goodie bag, so lets go take a looksee. 


Darcy Parish

SC Price: $341,700 | AF Price: $346,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,600
Round 18 Stats: 21 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 93 SCPoints, 82 AFPoints, 85 CKPoints

That was his 2nd highest score in Supercoach this year, his highest being 97 which he had in Round 2. That score was probably due to a bit of a bigger role in the hard stuff for Parish, who for just the 3rd time in his 16 games had more contested possessions than uncontested. He also had 3 contested marks, which were the first 3 of his career, as well as 5 clearances. He had a decent price rise from that game, gaining almost $22K and now has a BE of 43 this week. At his current price he can definitely be considered as a cheaper midfield option in your CoachKings side.

Callum Mills

SC Price: $411,900 | AF Price: $374,000 | CoachKings Price: $8,400
Round 18 Stats: 24 disposals, 8 marks, 76 SCPoints, 83 AFPoints, 102 CKPoints

Had a career high 24 disposals and is now running with a 5 round average of 88 SCPoints. His BE is 96 this week, so I suspect he may lose a tiny bit of cash, but I wouldn’t expect it to be too much. Sydney have games against non top 8 sides in Fremantle, Port Adelaide, St Kilda and Richmond on the schedule for the rest of the year, so there’s a chance for Mills to continue his good form for the rest of the year. 

Aaron Francis

SC Price: $198,300 | AF Price: $232,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,100
Round 18 Stats: 16 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles, 86 SCPoints, 72 AFPoints, 115 CKPoints

A fantastic debut for Francis, who finally made got his AFL call up after some good VFL form throughout the 2nd half of the year. He was pretty good stat wise across the board, he had 4 contested marks, as well as 2 rebound 50’s and 5 1%ers, those extra little things that’ll boost up his Supercoach scores even if he does just get 15-18 possessions a game. Bonus that he’s both a defender and a midfielder, he is a prime downgrade target to look at getting this week or next week. If you’re playing CoachKings on Sunday then I think you’d be silly not to include him in your side after how he scored last week.

Jade Gresham

SC Price: $338,200 | AF Price: $317,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Round 18 Stats: 19 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 79 SCPoints, 74 AFPoints, 91 CKPoints

Gresham had his 3rd 19 disposal game in a row and despite his year average being just 59 SCPoints he is currently running on a 5 round average of 77 SCPoints. His BE is 49 and the Saints do have an easier run into Supercoach finals with Carlton, Richmond and Brisbane on the ticket, so he could be a very handy bench cover option if you still have him.


AFL CoachKings Fixture Round 19


Christian Petracca

SC Price: $344,800 | AF Price: $338,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Round 18 Stats: 19 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 1 goal, 101 SCPoints, 71 AFPoints, 103 CKPoints

A very good game from Petracca, who used the ball well and managed to avoid any serious mistakes, recording just 1 clanger after having 15 over his previous 3 games. This was just his second triple digit score of the year and is just a glimpse of the future potential of what he holds for us as a fantasy football player. The question now is do you keep him? Well, if you can, then yes! He’ll be a terrific bench player, though the demons will have tough games against Hawthorn and Geelong sandwiched between games against Port and Carlton in his finals series. But if he’s just on the bench for cover then I wouldn’t be too concerned. I would give consideration to picking him in CoachKings this week.

Sam Kerridge

SC Price: $371,200 | AF Price: $397,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,900
Round 18 Stats: 17 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s, 45 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 440 CKPoints

Well, Kerridge responded from his triple digit score with the very worst score all year the very next week, producing just 45 SCPoints. He’s practically become an exclusively outside player, he hasn’t recorded double digits in contested possessions or 4 or more clearances since Round 9. I think he’s one you’d definitely feel nervous about starting come SC finals time as he has been pretty inconsistent in the 2nd half of the year.

Jack Silvagni

SC Price: $178,400 | AF Price: $201,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,200
Round 18 Stats: 5 disposals, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 38 SCPoints, 32 AFPoints, 40 CKPoints

Just wasn’t much happening for Silvagni at all, who had a career low in both disposals and fantasy football had output, both in Supercoach and AFL Fantasy. He’s still an OK bench option because I would say his job security should be pretty solid for the rest of the year. He’s also still at an OK downgrade price for now as he has yet to blast out a super great score.

Peter Wright

SC Price: $393,500 | AF Price: $330,000 | CoachKings Price: $9,900
Round 18 Stats: 17 disposals, 8 marks, 4 hitouts, 3 goals, 101 SCPoints, 107 AFPoints, 128 CKPoints

Big game for Wright and a nice reply to his poor game against the Bulldogs. He’s starting to form a dangerous tandem with Tom Lynch and has now scored triple digits 3 times in his last 4 games. Could be the birth of the next big forward line option we consider in Supercoach? He’ll be up and down, but the potential is there for him to become a premo forward. He’ll cost a lot in CoachKings, so I can understand skipping him, but he does have BIG scoring potential. If you were slightly short on picking Tom Lynch who is $10,800 then Wright might be the next best option.



Brendon Whitecross

SC Price: $198,300 | AF Price: $238,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,500

Round 18 Stats: 18 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles, 93 SCPoints, 89 AFPoints, 98 CKPoints

Whitecross had a very good game which would have him moved up on a lot of people’s lists as a potential downgrade option for this week. His BE is -37 and he’s also only in 2.7% of teams, which means he could also be a bit of a POD for your side as we get close to finals time.

Jacob Weitering

SC Price: $280,500 | AF Price: $271,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,300
Round 18 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 65 SCPoints, 53 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

He had his highest Supercoach score in a month, but that’s probably about average for Weitering this year, who again lost a little bit of cash value again.


Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

SC Price: $352,500 | AF Price: $340,000 | CoachKings Price: $6,200
Round 18 Stats: 13 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 71 SCPoints, 68 AFPoints, 78 CKPoints

He also had 3 behinds to his name, so he could have had a very good day if he kicked 4 goals. His score of 71 is better than what he scored against Richmond, so hopefully he’ll be back up in that range again after having scores of 37 and 53 in his last month of footy. His BE is 93 this week, which he might struggle to meet, but his ownership percentage has stayed at 27% over the last 3 weeks. With Francis debuting, there could be potential for a swap there.


Matt Dea

SC Price: $341,100 | AF Price: $352,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,000
Round 18 Stats: 16 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 67 SCPoints, 74 AFPoints, 87 CKPoints

Slightly better from Dea, but still not at the level he was producing earlier in the year. He lost $15.1K this week and now has his 3 round average sitting at just 61 SCPoints. His BE is 84 this week, which on current form he will miss again. Doesn’t seem to bother too many people though, his ownership percentage has been around 12-13% since Round 15.


Sam Collins

SC Price: $320,700 | AF Price: $279,000 | CoachKings Price: $7,000
Round 18 Stats: 20 disposals, 6 marks, 4 hitouts, 78 SCPoints, 77 AFPoints, 93 CKPoints

A better result for Collins, not triple digit high like he had done every 3rd game, but as bench cover, we’ll take it! He did drop ever so slightly in cash and has a BE of 62, which he’s probably 50/50 to hit, but will have some tough assignments in coming weeks with Freo scheduled to take on Sydney (Franklin), West Coast (JJK/Darling), Adelaide (Tex/Jerka) and GWS Giants (Cameron).


Darcy Byrne-Jones

SC Price: $303,300 | AF Price: $285,000 | CoachKings Price: $5,400
FEATURED COACKINGS CONTEST: Saturday, Brisbane VS Port Adelaide
Round 18 Stats: 14 disposals, 3 marks, 44 SCPoints, 50 AFPoints, 53 CKPoints

Had another poor Supercoach day, he’s probably getting a tad tired out there on the field with the amount of AFL football experience he (doesn’t) have, which isn’t an unusual thing to see with first year players. His 3 round average is now 55 SCPoints and his BE is 89, so I would expect him to dip below the $300K mark by this time next week.


Refer a CoachKings Mate


Sam Naismith

SC Price: $182,000 | AF Price: $202,000 | CoachKings Price: $4,400
Round 18 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles, 31 hitouts, 76 SCPoints, 88 AFPoints, 63 CKPoints

Has done well to supplant Sinclair as the #1 ruck at the Swans and I would say his job security is looking better by the day, especially with Tippett still out and the recent news that Sinclair will miss up to a month of footy. 


Josh Smith – Hit the majority of his targets with his 18 disposals and also had 5 tackles and 3 marks for 75 SCPoints.

Ryan Clarke – Finally got some reward for effort in fantasy football, he had another 20+ disposal game, netting a (short) career high of 27, but had a decent DE, as well as 4 marks, 2 tackles, 3 goal assists and 4 inside 50’s for 99 SCPoints. Still at a gettable price of $181K.

Jed Anderson – Another “meh” game from Anderson with just 12 disposals and 2 marks for 44 SCPoints. Did have 5 inside 50’s from his 12 disposals though.

George Hewett – Hewett was OK, about par for the course this year with 13 disposal and 3 tackles for 53 SCPoints. 10 of his 13 disposals were handballs though.

Jordan Foote – He was OK in his AFL debut game with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 42 SCPoints. Just a downgrade cash grab at this point.

Tom Papley – One of his worse games of the year in fantasy football, producing his 3rd lowest score of the year with 9 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for just 38 SCPoints.

Liam Sumner – He scored 59 SCPoints, which is probably a decent return for Sumner, who had 13 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal and 2 tackles.

Charlie Curnow – Just 6 disposals, 2 marks and 1 goal for Curnow, with 32 SCPoints being his lowest score this year.

Shane Yarran – A pretty good debut for Yarran, who managed to have an impact on the scoreboard, kicking 2 goals, as well as having 10 disposals and 4 marks for 61 SCPoints.

Joshua Schoenfeld – A decent debut, but much like his NEAFL form showed, he’s mostly an outside player, he had 19 disposals but only 2 contested possessions. He also had 8 marks and 4 tackles for 65 SCPoints, but did score 85 in AFL Fantasy. Those outside numbers would probably suggest he’s a better AFL Fantasy player than in Supercoach, but downgrade options are downgrade options either way at this time of the year.  Could still be a cheap option for CoachKings on Sunday against Melbourne.

Ryan Davis – Another good game from Davis who had 15 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles for 82 SCPoints. That score now means he’s averaged 82 SCPoints over the last month of footy. Looks like a fantastic bench option if you still have him and don’t need to sell him off.

Callum Ah Chee – Back down to earth a bit after his big score in Round 17, CAC had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 46 SCPoints.

Jesse Joyce – Average score for JJ, with just 12 disposals for 35 SCPoints.

Jarrod Garlett – Another so-so game for Garlett fantasy wise with just 11 disposals and 6 tackles for 48 SCPoints. Is yet to score higher than 58 SCPoints this year.

Jackson Nelson – Nelson laid 7 tackles as well as having 10 disposals for 53 SCPoints against Melbourne.

Jayden Hunt – A nice score of 71 SCPoints from 18 disposals and 3 tackles against West Coast. Has been very consistent since about midway through the year with scores of 71, 70, 78, 45 and 71 over his last 5 games.

Joshua Wagner – Wagner had 17 disposals and 5 tackles for 64 SCPoints.

Oscar McDonald – Oscar had 14 disposals and 2 marks for 58 SCPoints. Was looking the goods earlier in the year, but has struggled over the last month, with a 4 round average of 51 SCPoints, after averaging 79 SCPoints in a 4 week period between Rounds 10 and 13.

Josh Dunkley – Two good games in a row now, with Dunkley again scoring 99 SCPoints from 20 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles. There’s a real chance for him to cement a spot in the 22 for the rest of the year now.

Sam Mengola – He finally made his AFL debut, and what a great debut it was, finishing with 26 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 6 inside 50 entries for 97 SCPoints. Could be an awesome downgrade option if he keeps his spot in the side. If he’s named again then I would definitely be a good pick in Friday night CoachKings where Geelong take on Western Bulldogs.

Tom Ruggles – He’s been up and down over the last month, as defenders can be, scoring 56 SCPoints from 15 disposals and 5 marks. Has scores of 91, 53, 86 and 56 over the last month.

Nakia Cockatoo – He had 11 disposals, 3 tackles and 1.1 for 64 SCPoints. Has been fairly consistent over his last 3 games, with a 3 round average of 67 SCPoints.

Lincoln McCarthy – Just 10 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal and 3 tackles for McCarthy for 48 SCPoints. Has only kicked 5 goals in his 7 games since his return.

Mitch McGovern – Was wearing the invisible Cloke out there against Geelong with just 2 disposals, a mark and 2 tackles for 3 SCPoints. He might be due for a spell for a few weeks in the reserves methinks.

Will Hams – He’s had 3 pretty good games in a row now, against Brisbane he had 15 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 64 SCPoints. Has kicked a goal in each of his last 3 games.

Connor McKenna – Could have had a better result if he kicked straight, finishing with 2 behinds, but also had 14 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 6 inside 50’s for 57 SCPoints.

Mitch Brown – Another Bomber who was inaccurate in front of goals last week, kicking 1.2, but also had 12 disposals and 3 marks for 54 SCPoints.

Michael Hartley – Only had 7 disposals, but continued his strong defensive work to score 62 SCPoints, courtesy of 16 1%ers. He has been averaging 14.8 1%ers over the last 5 weeks and is now currently 4th in the AFL in that stat and is just 0.76 behind league leader Jack Hombsch. I would definitely give him consideration against Adelaide with his great defensive work and an injury cloud over Taylor Walker.

Rhys Mathieson – Mathieson had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and kicked a pair of goals for 72 SCPoints. Has been pretty good in his last 4 games.

Eric Hipwood – Hipwood had 12 disposals, 4 marks and kicked a goal for 62 SCPoints. Has been on the scoreboard in all his games this year.

Reuben William – Quietish again with just 11 disposals and 2 marks for 39 SCPoints.

Josh Schache – Failed to kick a goal for the first time in 8 weeks against Essendon and also had 8 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles for 60 SCPoints.

Ben Keays – Keays had 8 disposals, 1 mark and 4 tackles for 58 SCPoints. Went at 100% disposal efficiency though.

Matthew Hammelmann – A very quiet game for MH with just the 6 disposals, but did also have 5 tackles for 36 SCPoints. He’ll be a cheap option to look at in Saturday night CoachKings with Brisbane taking on Port Adelaide.

Kaiden Brand – He had 18 disposals, but could only manage 54 SCPoints, which is probably a disappointing return. 6 clangers would have been the main culprit for the poor score.

Jayden Short – He had 18 disposals, but could only manage a score of 38 SCPoints, recording 5 clangers, a disposal efficiency of just 55% and only 3 contested possessions.

Oleg Markov – Has had decreasing returns in his 3 games this year, against the Hawks he had 13 disposals and 5 marks for 42 SCPoints.

Jason Castagna – Has had troubles against the Hawks this year, in his 5 games he’s been up against the Hawks twice and has his two lowest scores of the year against them. He had 9 disposals and a mark for just 24 SCPoints.

Daniel Rioli – Got on the scoreboard again with a goal and also had 9 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 51 SCPoints. First time he’s kicked goals in consecutive games since he did so in Round 3 and 4.

Liam McBean – Inaccurate in front of goals kicking 2 behinds and has now kicked 1.3 in his 3 AFL games after kicking 19.17 in his 11 VFL games this year. He also had 7 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 47 SCPoints.

Logan Austin – Now ranked 2nd in the league for 1%ers behind his teammate Jack Hombsch, he had a career high 14 disposals against GWS, as well as 3 marks and 19 1%ers for 70 SCPoints. Port would be very pleased with how this kid is turning out, especially since they only used a 4th round pick to nab him.

Harrison Himmelberg – Solid game for Himmelberg down back, with 12 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s for 73 SCPoints. On the bubble this week, but it will be interesting to see if he holds his spot in the side or if this is just a taste for the 1st year player. Could be a cheap option for Saturday CoachKings where GWS take on Richmond.

Sam Reid – Decent game for him with 9 disposals, 5 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a goal for 63 SCPoints.  Was dropped after 2 games last time he was in the AFL side, so would probably say it’s iffy if he retains his spot in the team or not.



Brendon Whitecross – $198K – DEF

Harrison Himmelberg – $153K – FWD

Josh Cowan – $155K – DEF



Marcus Adams – $360K – 110 BE

Clayton Oliver – $308K – 94 BE

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti – $352K – 93 BE

Darcy Byrne-Jones – $303K – 89 BE

Ben Kennedy – $294K – 87 BE

Connor Menadue – $303K – 84 BE

Matt Dea – $341K – 84 BE

Sam Kerridge – $371K – 83 BE

George Hewett – $256K – 75 BE



Braydon Preuss – Had a big game for the Werribee Tigers, finishing with 21 disposals, 6 marks, 7 tackles, 45 hitouts and kicked a goal as Werribee defeated North Ballarat 71-60

Declan Mountford – It was the 2nd week in a row he was named BOG for Werribee, he was again given a tagging role this week and finished with 13 disposals, 8 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and kicked a goal.

Sam Durdin – A bit more involved this week with 12 disposals and 6 hitouts last week.

Ben McKay – Kicked a goal as well as having 7 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 3 hitouts.

Ben Kennedy – Good game for him in the Casey Scorpions 92-46 win over Sandringham, finishing with 30 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Clayton Oliver – Oliver finished with 28 disposals, though he did have 19 handballs, as well as 5 tackles.

Jack Trengove – Trengove had 29 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for the Scorpions.

Jack Lonie – Not a great day for the Zebras, Lonie led the way for them with 21 disposals, as well as 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Nick O’Kearney – O’Kearney had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and kicked a goal for Sandringham.

Josh Saunders – Saunders also had 21 disposals, as well as 5 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s.

Eli Templeton – Kicked a goal, as well as having 20 disposals, 9 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Lewis Pierce – Took the majority of the ruck work with Billy Longer as backup and had 6 disposals, 9 tackles and 34 hitouts.

Nathan Freeman – On limited game time again and had 5 disposals and 2 tackles.

Teia Miles – Miles had 20 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles in the Box Hill Hawks 69-85 loss to Richmond.

Kurt Heatherley – Heatherley had 19 disposals, 10 marks and 3 tackles.

Kieran Lovell – Lovell had 19 disposals and 2 marks for the Box Hill Hawks.

Blake Hardwick – Led the Box Hill Hawks with 3 goals and also had 12 disposals and 6 marks. Has kicked 12.15 over his 11 VFL games this year.

Adam Marcon – Marcon had 21 disposals, 2 marks, 10 tackles and kicked a goal for Richmond’s VFL side.

Nathan Broad – Broad had 20 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles.

Todd Elton – Elton kicked a goal and also had 14 disposals and 10 marks.

James Parsons – Parsons had 29 disposals and 7 marks, but was inaccurate in front of goal, kicking 2.4.

Paidrag Lucey – From the original “Recruit” series, Lucey had 21 disposals, 10 marks and 34 hitouts in Geelong’s 112-34 win over Essendon.

Johnathan Simpkin – Simpkin led the Bombers with 35 disposals and also had 8 marks, 4 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s.

James Polkinghorne – JP had 20 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 5 inside 50’s for the Bombers.

Daniel Gorringe – Gorringe had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 3 hitouts in the Northern Blues 77-71 win over Footscray.

Harry McKay – Good day in front of goals for McKay, kicking 3 goals as well as having 11 disposals and 5 marks.

Kieran Collins – Collins had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles for Footscray.

Bailey Dale – Just the 14 disposals for Dale, along with 3 marks and 2 tackles.


BYE: Collingwood


Harrison Wigg – Named BOG for the Crows reserves in their 53-73 loss to WWT and had 25 disposals, 10 marks and 6 tackles.

Alex Keath – Had 21 disposals, 7 marks and 7 rebound 50’s.

Wayne Milera – He got a bit more of the pill last week, finishing with 20 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.

Tom Doedee – TD had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for the Adelaide reserves. Currently ranked 9th in the SANFL for spoils per game.

Reilly O’Brien – Again doing a 50/50 split in the ruck and up forward, he had 16 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 14 hitouts as well as kicking 2 goals.

Harry Dear – Got back on the scoreboard last week, kicking 3.2 as well as having 12 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

BYE: Port Adelaide


Paddy Brophy – Brophy led East Perth with 27 disposals, as well as 7 marks as they defeated Claremont 60-52.

Tom Lamb – Lamb had 24 disposals, 8 marks and kicked a goal for East Perth. Has kicked 17.13 and is averaging 17 disposals and 5 marks in his 15 WAFL games this year.

Brant Colledge – Colledge kicked 2.1 as well as having 22 disposals, 3 marks and 9 tackles.

Malcolm Karpany – Karpany had 22 disposals, 5 marks and kicked a goal.

Darcy Tucker – Tucker had 18 disposals and 7 tackles in the Peel Thunders 72-61 over Perth

Anthony Moribito – Moribito kicked 1.2 as well as having 14 disposals and 3 marks.

Michael Apeness – Returned for his broken collarbone and had 2 goals as well as 11 disposals, 7 marks and 14 disposals.


Nic Newman – Newman had 29 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 3 behinds (not a persons though) in Sydney’s 43-68 loss to the UWS Giants

Colin O’Riodran – O’Riodran had 23 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles for Sydney.

Toby Nankervis – Nankervis led the ruck for the Swans with 21 hitouts as well as 21 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles. Good chance he’s brought back to the main AFL side this week with Sinclair out.

James Rose – Rose had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles.

Jack Hiscox – Hiscox kicked 1.2 as well as having 17 disposals and 6 marks.

Jake Barrett – Was being tagged and still had 40 touches, 5 marks and 8 tackles for the UWS Giants.

Jeremy Finlayson – Finlayson had 27 touches and 10 marks.

Dawson Simpson – Led the ruck with 33 hitouts as well as 18 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Archie Smith – Shared ruck duties with Trent West and had 18 hitouts as well as 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles in Brisbane’s big 35-110 loss to Southport.

Josh Clayton – Clayton kicked a goal as well as having 21 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles.

Jackson Paine – Paine had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 8 rebound 50’s.

BYE: Gold Coast


And that is it from me this week. So how many of you guys have now reached the Supercoach holy grail of a full premo side? Or do you still have a few upgrades left to do? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter @BarronVonCrow

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dillan needs to go


nah brady


Brady is a king


Trade or hold hall? Silvagni is covering him atm



21 savage

thoughts on puopolo for hall ?


Bit up and down as a small forward. Look at Montagna (456k), Buddy (451k) or POD Lycett (440k). If you enjoy a rollercoaster Greene is 435k




Pop is out this week

Mick Malthouse

some of these pricks are giving me the sh1ts especially dicko


you idiot


Tried making a little joke about Lekdog's Gingers team in the cheat sheet comments which turned out a lot more controversial than I'd expected and, I believe, is now deleted.

So here I'd like to offer a comment which can cause no argument at all. You're a legend Barron and this weekly article is a delight as always.

Shake n bake

There will loads going on in people's heads. I'm sure there is a lot of teams jockeying for positions
Final 8 even top 4! Who to trade who to hold, VC & Capt. Well good luck to all in our last game for pts
Should be interesting!!


Tex Walker our for a week with an ankle. I hope no SHARKS around here get burned


Keep reading about O'Meara's progress back. Is it just me, or has SC affected us so much that we secretly hope he doesn't play this year so that he will be a juicy buy in 2017?


He will still be heavily discounted for Supercoach 2017 even if he does play 2 or 3 games this season. But yes if he doesn't play any games for two years straight he should be rookie priced next year.

He should be an automatic "must have" selection just like Wells was this year assuming he doesn't have any further injury setbacks in the preseason and is fit and firing during the NAB.


Id prefer a limited selection of 'must haves' at the start of the year to increase the variability between teams come this time next year.


What do you reckon David Swallow will be worth?
Also let's hope he's a defender again!


I'm sitting precariously from 5-8th in most of my leagues by % only. Playing teams above me on the ladder so gotta win to make the final 8.

3 trades left. No cash gotta use 2.
time to front up and put Em in the vice
No chance of rank so only focus on leagues.

1. Trade Duncan (weakest mid)
to JPK/Jelwood/Sloane/bont leaving wingard/tracca at F6.

2. Trade wingard to fwd (dahl?) leaving Duncan at M8.
Current fwds: dusty, zorko, zerrett, Joey, Wells.

3. save trades for finals and hope like hell Duncan and wingard can get the job done this week and I don't end up in the vfl.

Leaning towards number 1 as seems to have the most upside bringing in a gun

The Ranger

If you've gotta win this week then it has to be option 1Trigger.
You could flip a coin between those four I reckon. Good luck!


I've got the same problem with Duncan would prefer to push him to the bench rather than trade but doesn't look possible at this stage, Sloane the likely replacement.

Shake n bake

Since I play you I'll just wish you good luck! Hope I get to play u again in the finals.


Keep an eye on teams but M Boyd and Libba are struggling to get up for the Dogs this week.


Shizzzz.. O.o



NS74 is usually spot on when it comes to what's going on down at the Kennel. Doesn't mean they will definitely miss but there would be at least a cloud I reckon.

Anyway teams drop in about 20mins from now so we'll know soon enough.


Libba made the team, but M Boyd didn't

Boltons Blues

Boyd confirmed out
Libba playing for now

Don't Blush Baby

Boyd out, was looking at looping Collins and Tippa but they play the last 2 games and their games cross over ,bugger

Boltons Blues

Stef Martian rested
And Taylor walker out… "Shark move"


I have 5 trades and $170k, and if I win my main league this week I cement top 4.
Should I use one to trade Stef out? If I lose I potentially drop to 6th.

Cheers fellas


My forward rookies are Petracca and Phillips. I could trade Phillips to Naismith also and DPP switch with Loersch instead.

Shake n bake

Lucky I got in Naismith last week! Won't be trading Martin.


Anyone know if Boyd injury serious?


It's Hall all over again! 🙁

Now we need to track down info in the next 24hrs on expected outages. Hopefully it's fairly minor Achilles tendinitis and he's back for the SC Finals.


I have 2 trades left.
Top on all my leagues,
But I really want to beat the phantom hence he just got me in one of other leagues at the start.
He has Boyd out, but will use Collins as a backup
I have Martin who's being rested, have cox and girmley on the bench
Will girmley play?
If not, should I use one of my two trades to get Naismith for cox?
Or just cop the donut with Martin ?


Houli Back!!!!!!! YOU BEAUTY

Big fact hunr

You beauty why had him at the start and is a spud. No wonder I am having a bad year. Never again list is the basha


Ha Ha. Agree. I'm trading him out to Simpson next week if he has a crap game on the weekend


Is trading Trengove to Naismith via DPP to cover Martin donut a good trade? Will leave me with 3 trades. Or best to just cop a donut?


Depends on your situation. I'm coping a donut but I'm locked for a top 4 spot in my league so this week isn't important.


Talk about getting burnt, I think sure I've stuck by him all year might as well keep him as cover, bloody Sinclair you cant even give me that! And then there's bloody indefinite lids, both of which wouldn't be so bad if my final piece of cover matt "I'm a bloody trade sucker" suckling wasn't out as well! Grrrr…… So despite having cover on EVERY line I'm still going to use a bloody trade to avoid a bloody donut….

Oh and did I mention it's my last one?!? My season is cooked but hell I'll be riding it to the end….wish me luck I'm going to need it…..


You're not the only hard luck story out there. At least you have trades.

So toughen up princess it's not all about you! 🙂

The Ranger

Ouch! That's tough Swans but do you have to use that last trade? Can you not take the donut and hold?
Suckling should be back next week.


Just want people to know that i didnt make the above comment. Its another ben (im the one who comments on here more)


Need to win this week to make finals and got a tough match up, do I use my last trade to upgrade Hall or Deledio to Merrett but got Naismith and Pertracca to cover. Could hold but needa win and feel like Merrett is a must have for finals.All premo team with decent rookie cover in defence but not mid (been using Pertracca and Phillips dpp as cover). Thoughts?


You don't want any regrets


so my year is stuffed with boyd suckling martin and deledio out and not having any trades left, just hope i can win this week to make finals if not ill look ahead to 2017 where i will

-not burn all my trades in the first 10 rounds and save them for the pointy end of the season
-go guns n rookies and none of that cash cow crap


I suppose the Suckling pig achilles is in the same vein as Boyd?


Just read listed as 1 week.
Let's hope its not dragged on for 3


Ok so what's to stop someone finding out a top 10 team's email, going online and starting up another team to make them ineligible for the prize?

Because im thinking of doing it. Jokes


Great idea Ben, I'm going to do it to the 54,395 coaches ahead of me, I'll let you know how I go………Hopefully none of the battlers behind me overtake me haha


I just want to make it known that it was another Ben that made the comment above.


This is getting stupid.. put a number after your name


Or register your account


There is one entry per email


POD gunston and enright or WITH THE PACK buddy and docherty


doc and gunston

Boltons Blues

I won't rub it in, you've got some serious plums if you actually did that trade

The Ranger

Yeah good onya One Touch, at least you had a good crack at it mate



Who is out longer Hall or Lids?


How long is a piece of string?

The Ranger

4 trades left. Only 6K in the bank. Don't have to worry about leagues this week but got Hall, Lids and Martin out and I'm sitting just outside the top 1k and really wanna push on and finish as high as I can.
Lycett and Petracca can come in again but do I take a donut or use a trade?


Community I only have 3 trades left, I am strongly considering Trading Cox to Naismith as I have no Forward or Ruck cover, I also have Wyatt so I will be able to use him as ruck cover.

Thoughts PLEASE?


Thinking about trading Cox to Naismith also for that FWD/RUCK cover.


Here is my dilemma, only 3 trades left, I also have no Ruck & Fwd cover. I am thinking of trading Cox to Naismith which will give me $125k in the bank and next week or week after trade Mathieson to Dahlhaus that would then give me Libba and Dunkley as backup in my midfield.

Forward line I would then move Dahlhaus replace Motlop and have Motlop as bench cover in my forward and mid along with Naismith for Ruck & Fwd cover.

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

The Ranger

Sounds like a good plan Dean.


At this stage of season with 3 trades left, don't worry about bench cover. Put the best team you can on the field every week. If one goes down, use your trade to fill the gap.

Get the best avaliable


Derek I hear you mate but my only concern is RUCK/FWD cover – Do u reckon its worth getting Naismith this week though or just HOLD all 3 trades?


Just a heads up.
Those thinking of trading in or have traded in Lycett or Naismith for ruck cover and have wyatt or cox as your r3 to loop that loop hole will be closed first two weeks of the finals as pies play on FRIDAY night.

Buggered if there is a late out in the rucks.


Deledio out for a premo mid (Neale, Coniglio, Treloar, Sidebottom?)
Bring in Gunston and leave dusty Martin in mid for dpp swing


neale, for sure


neale is expensive and has an aweful final run of games.

he will need huge shoulders to carry the fremantle team home.


Neale on 537k ( I have 538 )


Do you have Sloane? he's a strong option if you don't.


Can't afford him


Naismith or Petraca on field this week at F6? All others premo after trades this week.


Petracca at home v Suns

over the edge

I've got a weird feeling Dangers not going to be everyone's savior tonight. Reckon I might give him a miss on the VC and loophole him from the pine if he scores well.

Now that we're all mostly at full premo, got to think outside the box for an edge.


Or he could smash it and you'll be playing catch up


i was thinking the exact same thing.


Bloody stupid thing to suggest.


what to do with M Boyd community?

3 trades left, at full promo…
do i play collins, keep the trade
or get in a gibson or bartel.or other suggestions

backline is shaw docherty simpson laird enright (boyd)




is a 20-25pts increase per game worth a trade at this stage of the season?


How long is hall out for?


what to do with M Boyd community?

3 trades left, at full promo…
do i play collins, keep the trade
or get in a gibson or bartel.or other suggestions

backline is shaw docherty simpson laird enright (boyd)


How much do I have to win by to increase my percentage by 3%


about 1,000