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POLL: SuperCoach 2017 Midfield Structure

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SuperCoach 2017 Midfield Structure

The point scoring engine room of every SuperCoach team.

..and the glistening $500,000+ midfield warriors are the blokes who’ll push the point generation barrow of your SuperCoach team the hardest throughout the season.

So how many will you fit into your starting SuperCoach 2017 midfield

Will you be stuffing as many into the guts as you can, going lean on the bookends? Or will you be looking at balancing your starting salary cap spend across the lines?

It’s a critical decision.

Before we hit the poll booth – keep in mind John Bruyn started with 5 $500K+ mids when heΒ won the thing in 2013. So did Giant Killer last year. Well worth a read of the linked articles folks.

Right – let’s go to the polls:

How many $500K+ MIDS are in your lineup?

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Which $500K+ MIDS are in your current lineup?

  • Fyfe, Nat $573,500 (18%, 1,920 Votes)
  • Dangerfield, Patrick $716,900 (18%, 1,884 Votes)
  • Pendlebury, Scott $645,700 (10%, 1,083 Votes)
  • Bontempelli, Marcus $586,100 (7%, 709 Votes)
  • Treloar, Adam $605,400 (6%, 625 Votes)
  • Kennedy, Josh P. $617,100 (6%, 618 Votes)
  • Heppell, Dyson $513,300 (5%, 563 Votes)
  • Rockliff, Tom $603,900 (4%, 450 Votes)
  • Hannebery, Dan $616,800 (4%, 402 Votes)
  • Sloane, Rory $591,000 (3%, 323 Votes)
  • Mitchell, Tom $565,600 (3%, 291 Votes)
  • Ablett, Gary $620,600 (2%, 248 Votes)
  • Selwood, Joel $606,600 (1%, 150 Votes)
  • Cripps, Patrick $585,500 (1%, 143 Votes)
  • Gray, The, Robbie $588,200 (1%, 125 Votes)
  • Parker, Luke $608,900 (1%, 122 Votes)
  • Martin, Chopsticks, Dusty $588,300 (1%, 104 Votes)
  • Priddis, Matt $593,800 (1%, 98 Votes)
  • Coniglio, Stephen $575,900 (1%, 95 Votes)
  • Neale, Lachie $612,800 (1%, 88 Votes)
  • Viney, Jack $527,500 (1%, 53 Votes)
  • Merrett, Zach $606,400 (0%, 51 Votes)
  • Prestia, Dion $508,700 (0%, 45 Votes)
  • Steven, Jack $560,600 (0%, 40 Votes)
  • Shiel, Dylan $539,200 (0%, 35 Votes)
  • Ward, Callan $574,500 (0%, 34 Votes)
  • Barlow, Michael $533,200 (0%, 28 Votes)
  • Zorko, Dayne $593,000 (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Crouch, Matt $504,600 (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Mitchell, Sam $568,000 (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Shuey, Luke $574,500 (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Duncan, Mitch $502,000 (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Sidebottom, Steele $577,800 (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Shiel, Dylan $539,200 (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Lewis, Jordan $540,600 (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Cotchin, Trent $546,800 (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Mundy, David $507,200 (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Hunter, Lachie $515,400 (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Grigg, Shaun $504,100 (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Hall, Aaron $519,800 (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Ross, Sebastian $512,400 (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Scully, Tom $530,000 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Gibbs, Bryce $577,200 (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Curnow, Ed $552,100 (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Ziebell, Jack $514,200 (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Wells, Daniel $547,400 (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Griffen, Ryan $511,000 (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Goddard, Brendon $532,100 (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Jones, Nathan $527,800 (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,365

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What are your midfield structure thoughts this season?


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The Coach

Oh god…I have all the top 5 most popular. Whatever, POD comes later in the season, right guys?

Rabbits16

"went for a walk down the beach in my budgie smugglers" it would read if this website had autocorrect πŸ˜€

rosy

Exactly Jock! I've been trying to explain this to the "POD Police" for yrs. We all need to have a real good think before using the term 'Cookiecutter' as a pejoritive, before a ball has even been bounced.

Ben

Know how you feel, I'm 3 from 3

MC

Midfield is the hardest line for me so far. There are SO many great options this year. afraid i might be going on too heavy

Rabbits16

im so keen on barlow think he will go crackers

TRIGGER HAPPY

Will wait and see what the excy rooks do in the JLT series. At the moment spending big in the guts going with rolled gold dependable/reliable options in:

Danger, dependleberry, JPK, Treloar, Jelwood and Fyfe who is discounted but at well unders and by all reports cherry ripe.

If a McGrath or mcbags tears up the pre season and named Rd 1 then might trade down dependles or Jelwood to Sloane or titch to free up the cash.

derek

two from pies and two from cats? interesting

Nathan

I've gone 6 Pendles jpk trelor slone Fyfe and Heppell
But not one high priced rookie

Danielle

me too….6….Danger Rocky Pendles, Hannasbery Fyfe Duckwood

Keenbutclueless

5 of those 6 have round 13 bye

Nathan

Yeah haven't looked at the byes
But after you pointed it out I'll need to look into it

Kev

6 / 0 / 5 structure. Very heavy with Fyfe at M6.

UncleSwaggy

thats what ive gone with as well, the more i look at the mid price options this year the more i see injury prone concerns, beams being the only one id see as a keeper assuming health

Nick Wealands

Better to be over heavy in the mids than under, all about picking blokes who will play 20+ games and not present as much of a trade burden.
With beams though I'm guessing many coaches will go in with 4 +500k as he's so pricey

Chris

Adams or Laird, I still can't decide, here's my team so far:
DEF: Simpson, Montagna, Laird/Adams, McVeigh, Hodge, Ryan. Scharenberg and Stewart
MID: Martin, Fyfe Heppell, Gaff, Armitage, O'Meara, Swallow, Myers. SPP, SPS and Graham
RUCK: Martin, Sandilands. Strnadica
FWD: Kennedy, Franklin, Roughead, Elliot, Black, Pickett. Bolton and Eddy

Please leave other suggestions below.

bAps

Awful midfield.
How many of those do you expect to be top 10 mids come seasons end? Dusty and Fyfe, the rest won't come close.
Get rid of McVeigh and Hodge for two rookies, use the cash to turn Gaff, Armo and maybe Heppell into $600k+ midfielders.

Lazza

Why would you have O'Meara in the team? He wont play the first 4 games which means you can sit on him up to R7 to see how he goes then cash in a rookie or two..

Chris

Guys I have fixed my team up a bit, fixed the midfield and got rid of Hodge and McVeigh in Defence.

Rabbits16

Liking the look of this STARTING structure the more i tinker around:

Def – 2 Keepers……..1 breakout / fallen gun midprice…… 1 high priced rookie….. 2 rookies

Mid – 5 Keepers….. 1 breakout / fallen gun mid price…. 1 high priced rookie…. 1 rookie

Ruck – Gawn & Sandi

Forward – 2 Keepers…. 1 breakout / fallen gun midprice…. 1 high priced rookie….. 2 rookies

MaccA

whats ur definition of a breakout
300-500k?

Rabbits16

perhaps a heeney or caddy or j lloyd type

someone you think can really improve and get up into keeper category

Maccabees

I've got the top six in percentage
Is that unhealthy
Should I inject some titch as a light pod as I am keen on him

Mac

The reason they are popular is because they are good picks. Why go away from that?

Shake n bake

Wow really slim pickings l think up fwd. l can only really see probably 2 must haves. I dont like mid priced players but the only 1 l can really see step up is heeney. With titch out will he get more mid time they still have parker Hanners Kennedy & jack going throu there or do you think he still spends to much time up fwd?

derek

i can't see heeney at center bounces, too many other options, but look at him to be in and around the forward line stoppages. same will Mills down back, will be in and around the defenceive stoppages.

Heeney could be alot like Greene of last year, not quite top 6 forwards but close

Shake n bake

We have players like waite at no 9 ranked fwd! Fwd line a bit tuff!! Dahl and macrae look the 2 prem for me but im trying to find another fwd who will be top 7 come seasons end. Thought heeney might fit that bill, will wait till pre season to see how many min he gets in there! Ryder is hi on my rader to.

Bill

In the finals he was playing on a wing, so even if he isn't at centre bounces he should see mid time. Sydney got found out twice with a slow midfield in the finals, need Heeney and possibly Mills in there this year I reckon.

bAps

Not many people are liking Selwood, what's up with that?

SCaddict

Well I'm seriously considering Scooter. That counts as a Selwood right?! πŸ˜‰

derek

i'm tossing up between S Selwood and Swallow at M7, what you think of them two? is there anyone else around that price to look at?

SCaddict

I reckon they are perhaps the best two stepping stone prospects in terms of midpricers who could realistically earn us $150-200K depending on their role, form and health.

Of course we will need to get a good look at how they perform in the JLT but both seem to be having decent preseasons so far from what I can gather.

JOM could also be thrown into that mix although the prevailing mail seems to be he won't debut in the brown and gold in Rd1 as you would well know.

Bomber56

I am going to go with swallow if he starts. Feel that if he is fit he will play every game.

derek

he is in my team. i think he might not like Danger taking all the spotlight and i see a big selfish year from him

Keenbutclueless

In past years I have gone with a midfield structure that had 2 600+, 2 550-580 types and M5 for an emerging premium or well priced fallen premium. Generally speaking, this hasn't worked. Had the odd success, but mostly underwhelming. Last year was Sidebottom and Ward. Ok, but not good enough. This year have two structures in mind, depending on which are the must have rookies.

If the cheap rookies are looking good, then it's
Danger, JPK, Treloar, Zerrett, Fyfe and Titchell

If I have to give up one for a better structure, then it would probably be Zerrett or Treloar because of the bye structure.

So, in terms of 500k+ mids, I would say you need to scratch a little deeper and almost say 600k mids. There is so much depth in the 600k category, that mids in the 560-590k are really more in the emerging category. That includes Bont, Cripps and Titchell. Really think you can only have one of them, and at no higher than M5.

derek

i had previously gone the same as you. Last year Rocky was a good price and slotted in at M5. unfortunately went BCrouch at M6. the year before it was SMitchell and Griffin at M5 & M6.

this year it is either 5 premiums or 6 (will depend on rookies etc). not considering anyone like Murphy, Beams, heppell. Ultra or nothing. I do like the look of a Swallow or SSelwood at M7 though

Shaneo

I have 5…… danger , pendles , Bont , t Mitch and fyfe

John

Can someone explain why so many are keen on Tom Mitchell?

Danners

Probably expecting him to fill the void of Lewis/S.Mitchell

Keenbutclueless

For me it's about nobody taking points off him in the Hawks midfield. I am hoping he is the Zerrett equivalent in 2017. If I am wrong, he has a handy round 13 bye, which makes him an upgrade target at that point. At worst he won't go backwards. Hawks have reasonable early draw, so will get a good feel early. If he does do well, then it might get harder to upgrade to him later.

John

I just don't think he is a great option. Can't hit a target and will have to carry the Hawthorn midfield on his back. Played behind Kennedy, Parker, Hanners and to some extent Jack at the Bloods and I just don't trust how he will go now when he is playing on the best opposition midfielders.

derek

I'm a Hawks fan, and to be honest i'm not excited about TMitch. I can see him being more like Lewis, doing the hard work, getting the ball forward, getting plenty of the footy but not really turning them into SC points.

I think Clarko will reinvent the Hawthorn midfield this year. Next to TMitchell there will be Shiels & Langford (both told to tackle anything that moves) and Stewart & Lovell inside like little terrier dogs fighting for the ball, they have both been brought into the team to improve their contested ball. Outside to hartung, Smith & JOM.

Obviously we will see Silk, Hodgey, Cyril, Bruest and even Roughie in the guts, but it is a changing of the guard at the Hawks.

Kev

Change of clubs. Will be expected to do a bulk of the clearance work. Clarko won't use him as a tagger.

Still a butcher though.

MC

absolute ball magnet, will go from being number 4 or 5 midfielder at Sydney to being probably number 1 at Hawks. Plus, hoping that his 5th year should see some natural progression in terms of fitness, skill and therefore scores.

Danners

Gone 5 over $500k Danger, Pendles, Hannebery, Sloane, Fyfe. Projecting them to be in the top 10 mids at the years end.

I N Pieman

John, looking at the poll he is only in 11% of teams so I would say not many people r keen on Tom Mitchell.

John

Was just asking because 2 of the above have Titch in them. I personally don't think his output will improve at Hawthorn.

Mick

His output should be more consistent as he often was given run with roles at Sydney imo

Jojo

Hey guys looking for some feedback on my team
Shaw, Montagna, Adams, McGrath, Ryan, scharenberg, Stewart, long
Danger, pendles, hanners, Sloane, Fyfe, beams, SPP, Myers, berry, Pickett, freeman
Goldy, sandi, strndica
Daulhahaus, macrae, Ryder, lobb, mcclagage, Bolton, smith, eddy
I like lobb as a pod but I am not completely sold on him, I was also thinking about a Heeny as a f4

Ben

Pretty solid structure

Ben

Midfields structures are looking different this year mines got Danger Pendles and Fyfe before puttering off to D.Swallow at 6 but Ive seen a team with Murphy at 8 without looking too cheap on other lines. Shaping up for a very interesting year

Danielle

Robbie Gray or The Bont for my M% spot….I can't split them……..PS….why no Wines as an option in the poll?….Srely more people might be considering him than Grigg Griffen or Jones who are in the poll

Jib Jib

I'm super keen on Bont but given last year was his breakout I just want to see if he can back it up and take his game to the next level, also want to see how much the change to 3rd man up effects his scoring. Right now I've got him as an upgrade target rather than a starter.

Tom

Gee whiz 2% J.Steven honestly blows my mind a bit, nice POD. Top 3 look good.

Epidemick

Fyfe cherry ripe people are saying. He has only played 20 games in a season once in his career. Is anyone else worried about this?

SCaddict

Durability is an undeniable concern but probably worth the elevated risk for a lot of coaches given what he showed us in the first half of 2015 and his sub $600K pricing.

Has the capability to be the best player in the comp, if he can stay on the park, or at least be right there in the conversation. So it would require a decent set of stones to leave him out of your starting side especially if he looks up and about in the JLT.

Jib Jib

Worth the risk. One of the few players who can average 120+

derek

i've seen him play footy! he was my first player picked.

Damien

His shoulder in 2014? and his Leg last season have been the only injury problems. Other games missed has been suspension or resting.

IntheNickofTime

Someone was telling me their midfield today has 5 premos – Neale, Treloar, E Curnow, Priddis and Viney. Honestly I'm not against it, but over the long run surely the cream of the crop will come out in top in 2017? Personally, I've gone with Danger, Pendles, JJK, Sloane and T Mitchell. With that being said that M5 has changed numerous time in the last few weeks.

Kev

Curnow and Viney aren't premiums…

Northerner

Has anyone heard what's happening with scoring and extra trades for the Rd 9 bye – GCS and PA? What about Rd 12 which only has the 4 bye teams rather than the 6 for Rds 11 and 13?

Kev

Round 9: No change. No best 18. Will be just like any other round

Normal bye rules for 11-13 (3 trades. Best 18)

Northerner

cheers

SCaddict

Yeah it all's there on the site rules under the Point Scoring subheading. Rd9 is just treated as another regular round with your full onfield 22 counting towards your score. Rds 11-13 will be the usual bye fantasy scoring convention of up to your best 18 scorers onfield and will have access to 3 trades during those rounds.

It's definitely something to factor into your planning when selecting GC and Port keepers. Doesn't mean we shouldn't start with premos from those two sides but it's definitely something to keep in mind.

Jib Jib

Thanks for pointing that out. Personally I'd avoid all non rookie players from either club until after Rd 9.

derek

probably the reason i'm not starting with Ryder or Gray

Luke

As a tigers Fan i am hanging to see how Dusty goes this year. They should play him in the guts where he had his best season to date. They have plenty of options with Cotchin, Miles, Caddy, Prestia, B. Ellis, Grigg and the emerging C.Ellis. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Leppitsch stated that with the acquisitions of Caddy and Prestia that it would allow Martin to be in the FWD line more and should affect his scoring

Shake n bake

My mids atm Danger Fyfe Kennedy treloer Bont as im only thinking top 7 for those players barring inj. I have room for murph aswell im not yet sold on him but is tracking well and been up & running now for over 3 months. Will be watching closely @ 430k im very close to adding him to my side.

SCaddict

Realistically you'd think that the chance of Smurph finishing as a top 12 mid is fairly remote. To do that he would need to average 110 plus which he hasn't done since 2012.

So then he'd fall more into stepping stone territory. For that to be really worthwhile he'd need to make at least $150K which again would be a fairly tall ask I'd guess.

Shake n bake

He definitely is a risk, inj, form & can be easily tagged out of a game. alittle bit of me thinks he just might turn it around but would b a risk.

Brown Cow

There's the golden rules right there SCaddict. Top 12 or 150k+ or avoid.

AverageAdsy

3….. so far

Danger
Treloar
Viney

Luke

I was hoping some people can give me some feedback on my team thus far. It has chopped and changed but I am thinking a left field option this year. My gut has worked well over the years and I've always done quite well so im hoping this year is the same. Please freely Dissect my team anyone would love any feedback.

DEF: Docherty, Houli, J Lloyd, Hibberd, R Murphy, Berry (Ryan, T Stewart)
MID: Parker, Treloar, T Mitchell, K Jack, J Watson, Beams, Swallow, Myers (Powell-Pepper, Barrett, M Hibberd)
RUC: Gawn, Sandilands (Witts)
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Roughead, Elliot, McCluggage, J Thomas (W Rioli, Eddy)

Luke

$52,200 left over in kitty. Valid reasons for all Selections with Risks.
Docherty and Gawn are a must. Couldn't squeeze in Danger and he should drop to $650k IMO.
looking for good starts from Parker Treloar and Tmitch.
Heeney, Billings, Elliot, Roughead, J Lloyd, Beams, D Swallow, Myers, J Thomas and Sandilands are all either breakout contenders/fallen proven scorers.
McCluggage and Berry will slot straight into the Lions side. Witherden a chance. Even Mitchell Hinge as a Round 1 Smoky.
Strong rookies on the bench with Witts, M Hibberd, Barrett,Powell-Pepper, Rioli, Eddy, Ryan and Stewart. I expect all to play and maybe all named round 1
Witts on the bench I feel is a great option and good cover. I have a feeling he will take Nicholls spot at GC for the R1 spot

Spears

Too much reliance on hope in my opinion but if it come off – great. However, you are banking on some borderline premiums to lift, players with missed chunks of or whole seasons, aging stars coming back from injury as well as young stars but unproven to reach consistent premium output. What are the chances of all of it eventuating? Say every player that is a risk Who are going to be your captain options? You need a couple of proven monster scorers. Good luck!

Canny the Manny

Too many mid-pricers and unreliable premiums in my opinion. Check out Patch's article on midpricers if you haven't already. And I think players like Houli, Hibberd, K. Jack and Watson will let you down. I admire the originality however, haven't seen too many teams like yours so kudos xx

Lazza

Parker is coming off knee surgery (PCL) and is no certainty for R1.
I'd say the biggest hole in your line-up is the lack of Captain options.
Murphy is a wait and see …. age and injury not a good mix – likely to start slow.
Kieren Jack has gone backwards every year since 2012 has lost an average $100k on his starting price in each of those years… no value there.

Luke

but with T Mitchell gone I think Kieren Jack steps up

Canny the Manny

Bit of tinkering lead me to this lineup of Willo's Wonders FC (Version: God knows what).

BACKS: Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Scharenberg, Hampton, Berry, (L. Ryan, T. Stewart)

MIDS: Danger, Pendles, Rockliff, Fyfe, T. Mitchell, D. Swallow, SPP. Myers, (Freeman, Witherden, Graham)

RUCKS: Gawn, Sandi, (Strnadica)

FORWARDS: J. Kennedy, Dahlhaus, Ryder, Roughead, McCluggage, Pickett, (Long, Eddy)

Here's the kicker; $153K STILL LEFT OVER in the kitty. I quite like this lineup. Ideally I would like a more premium forward like Mcrae at F3 but I'd like to have Ryder as backup for my ruck department and I think Roughead is capable of reaching premo status this year after being named skipper (only issue is health and fitness), he's also a steal at that price. Let me know what you think. <3 <3

Rabbits16

like it!

Swans2012

Agree, looks sharp, I've got swallow at m7 and a weaker back line but I reckon I'll end up down a similar path to you. I feel like we might Need those mid rookies on field rather than defensive or forward….

Randomcliche2

what is the league code this year? I owe you a ganny smith now, not a pineapple…

Randomcliche2

Oh, show me ya team. Fyi, here it is atm, version unknown

D: Hodgey, Touhy, Hartlett
Hampton, Otten, Collins, (Ryan Guthrie)
M: Danger, Pendles, Gaz, Rocky, Fyfe,
Watson, Beams,
SPP (Myers, Pickett, Graham)
R: Boring, Gawn, Sandi, (strndica)
F: N.Roo, Caddy, Ryder, Roughy
Black, Rioli, (Smith Eddy)
$129,600 so yeah, plenty left, perhaps strndica to witts?
Thoughts?

Mac is back jr

hmm dunno id get rid of kennedy for macrea get rid of roughhead for rookie then upgrade swallow to a heppell
but other than that i dont mind it, just not big on swallow thats all

Canny the Manny

I'm interested as to why you're not keen on Swallow. There's very little deterring me from him at all, if he's named round 1 he'll start in my team. I'm not sure about Heppell, or any of the returning suspended players. I doubt he'll finish in the top 8 Mids and I can't see really see him as a profitable stepping stone player.
Kennedy is a bit of a spend, granted, but I'm confident he'll end up in the top 6 FWDS by the end of the season and with West Coast's nice early draw, I think there is little risk to starting with him. He also provides another C/VC option with his massive ceiling.
Roughead is a proven performer. I know he's a mid-priced KPP, but his new role of captain gives me confidence that if he's named round 1, he's a risk worth taking.

Stirlsy

Taking in 6 Danger, Pendles, Rocky, Sloane, Fyfe, Titch at this stage, its a safe bet i stick with this 6 and juggle the rest of team around to suit

Keenbutclueless

The trouble is 4 of those 6 have the same bye. Reckon that's at least one too many.

Stirlsy

Yes the last one im aware of it…

Matthew

Jack viney, dustin martin or heppell?

Kev

Dusty

Tyson

Viney

Tommo09

Thoughts on my midfield

Danger, Gaz, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, Swallow, Florent, Myers (SPP, Freeman, Graham)

Could change Gaz to another player but I like him this year
Florent is a question mark
Beams? Swallow? Injury prone?

Rabbits16

jordan foote could be ahead of florent
http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/player-profile/jord

"Despite the Sydney Swans’ midfield depth, Foote will draw confidence from another big pre-season and the fact Tom Mitchell’s exit opens the door for an inside midfielder like himself."

Tommo09

I like foote actually but will have to tinker with my team to get him
2k short

Kev

Few players coming off LTI's there, Tommo. Nothing wrong that, I just prefer a bit more reliability in the mids

Rabbits16

i really wanna start with GAZ too but every yr im trading the guy out and said last yr i just wouldnt go there again…. the thing that really tempts me though are his numbers…
http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pu-gold-coast-

Tommo09

I have started him last 2 years as well and have had to race him out but if he plays 20 his scoring will be nuts as you said
He has averaged 135+ twice
We were talking about Dangers 131, Gaz could be that this year if he stays fit

Northernsoul74

I like Ablett as well but that round 9 has me concerned.

Leo

What About Luke shuey and Harley Bennell

Damien

6; Danger, Pendles, JPK, Gray, Coniglio and Fyfe

hedski

I have Sloane and Treloar for your Pendles/Cogs. Solid.

Adam

Currently these 7 locked into the midfield: P Dangerfield, S Pendlebury, J Kennedy, J Selwood, N Fyfe, D Swallow and D Myers.
Thoughts on which player out of R Sloane, S Selwood or H McCluggage should join them in the last spot. I really want Sloane due to his career avg at Adelaide Oval of 118.2 and 8 of his first 13 games played there but it means I have to forego Laird and will leave me with Goldy, Sandi, Montagna, Simpson, Hartlett, N Riewoldt, L Dahlhaus and J Roughead as the other premiums.

hedski

I'm pretty set on starting
Danger JPK Treloar Sloane Gray Fyfe.
Then its Scooter/Swallow.
Myers.

rosy

Serious question regarding Trent Cotchin: It's clear that the past two years have been a massive strain for him, being largely left to do it all by himself in the guts. As a result his value and demand have gone down. With the inclusion of two very capable 'hardball' midfielders in Caddy and Prestia and a more midfield oriented Dusty, what do we think about Trent returning to his beast-like status of 3-4 years ago? Remembering that he is still only 26 years old and hasn't suffered any real major injury.

richard

If he can't get back to that 110+ avg of a few years back he never will with this revamped midfield.But still a big risk to start with him.Possible upgrade target or corrective trade.Surely his team mates have to get in and help him as i fear the tag will be on him

Leo

What About Luke shuey and Harley Bennell YES or NO

Scop

Do U think Sloane or Shuey for my staring line up

tyson

sloane

richard

How come Priddis not given any thought ?

Scop

I already have him he is mr consitant

richard

Agree not even an article written about him this year good POD

Scop

what do u think should i go with sloane or shuey

richard

Sloane for sure

Scop

cheers

Scop

would u rather Sloane or Priddis

richard

Priddis is the more consistent and higher 100 + scorer

Scop

thats what i thought he so consistent

richard

With Nic Nat and Lycet injured this might have swayed people away from him

Scop

true

richard

Nic Nat was out last year round 13-19 and Priddis still scored well in the 100+ so the guy can still score well

Winter

Priddis drops in price every year, most people look at him as an upgrade target just after byes

John

Maybe people believe the lack of ruckman at the Eagles will impact his scores?

Scop

Is Wingard good option in forward or do i go with deledio instead ???

richard

Frustrating thing about Wingard is Hinkley doesnt give enough midfield time but when he does he scores well and with Deledio he seems to be injury prone now.I'd be vary wary about picking either.

rosy

I just can't see Lids being the big point scorer he used to be as a Giant. He'll take on a more relaxed and removed role as a senior/mentor to the young guns. Same thing happened with Stevie-J, still a champ but not scoring 100's.

Winter

MID: P. Dangerfield, S. Pendlebury, M. Bontempelli, N. Fyfe, D. Beams, D. Swallow, S. Powell-Pepper, D. Myers (J. Pickett, N. Freeman, J. Graham)

Can't decide between Bont or JPK? Thoughts

hedski

Apparently Picket could be a late starter so watch. I reckon JPK with the captains responsibility.
I'm very wary of Beams.

Danielle

My mid-field is a deep one this year……..Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hannabery, Treloar, Rockliff, Fyfe, Myers, SPP…..Love it

tyson

what does everybody think about patty cripps

Moustachio

I think he had back surgery in the pre season :S

Tyson

Thanks I might spend 20000 and get him up to rocky

Blake

Who would you choose out of Heaney and Macrae?

Big G

Is anyone game on Buddy Franklin as F3. He averages 90+ every year?

Big Gregga

Locked in! Will definitely be a top 6 forward Imo

Davo

Need help with this decision….have changed these guys back and forth 20 times….Who should I have as my M5?

Selwood or Ablett?

Derek

I have Selwood in my team

Ablett a big No

Champ

M5 !!!!! They are the third and eight most expensive midfielders.

Adap

Id trade down to gawn

Jock Reynolds Son

My Midfield has 5 over $500

Neale, Treloar, Gray, Priddis and Viney

Thoughts?

Garnz

What are the thoughts on Heppell this year????… maybe a good POD