SuperCoach Significance Report: WBD v BRL

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SuperCoach JLT Report Dogs v LionsThe premiers took on the wooden spoon favourites tonight at Etihad Stadium to open week 3 of the JLT community series.

As you’d expect, the wooden spoon favourites were much better and won by 8 points.

Both fans who made the trip to Etihad would have left underwhelmed by the skill level and general intensity of the encounter.

It wasn’t a great watch on TV either. No atmosphere – and Dermott Brereton was commentating.

But as Jock once famously said, “When it’s your turn to go, you go” so I subjected myself to a couple of hours of this game for our community.

Notable absentees:

DOGS: Murphy, Bontempelli, M.Boyd, Dahlhaus, Hunter, Campbell, Biggs, Dickson, Daniel, Johanisen

LIONS: Christensen, Schache


If we’re honest there was stuff all relevance to take from this game from the Dogs given the amount of senior players missing. Here’s how the ones that did play performed.

Jackson Macrae | MID/FWD | $511,700

He probably played down to the level of the players around him. It wasn’t his best game by any stretch, but that shouldn’t affect your thinking about him for the year.

Tom Boyd | RUC/FWD | 290,300

I guess I better include him because some people have been considering him but I assume he’s played his way out of those sides in the JLT series. You might consider him if he played as the No.1 ruck with Roughead out, but he didn’t today so he won’t. Scratch him.

Patrick Lipinski | MID/FWD | $117,300

Wasn’t sighted early so is clearly a long way down the pecking order. He was described as a ‘raw talent’ coming out of the draft and that assessment looked on the money. He will take time and won’t be needed in 2017.

Kieran Collins | DEF | $123,900

I thought this bloke would emerge as a defensive rookie option this year, but it looks as though I was wrong. Collins looks as though he’s actually behind where he was this time last year. Looked off the pace. He wont be seen for a little while at AFL level.

Tim English | RUC | $130,800

Started at the centre bounce in the absence of Jordan Roughead through injury and Tom Campbell. Got himself around the ball a fair bit and moved quite well, but is three years and 15 kilos away from making an impact. ‘Johnny’ will only feature at senior level in case of an emergency.


(just add Jake Barrett to it in your cortex and she’ll be right)


There was plenty more to take out of the game from Brisbane’s perspective. You can see the Hawthorn imprint Chris Fagan was appoimted to take up north in the way they go about things. I mean, if you squint. And it’s a dark night. But nonetheless it was a strong team and we got a pretty good idea about who will be playing what roles when the real thing starts.

Hugh McCluggage | MID/FWD | $202,800

He looked like a first year player tonight, which doesn’t bode well for his prospects at his inflated price. You’d need consistency from him to get a return on your investment and that might be asking a bit much of him in this side at this stage of his career.

Dayne Beams | MID | $432,500

The skipper looked very good. We didn’t really learn anything new about Beams tonight. When he plays he will score prolifically, its just a matter of how many games you think you’ll get out of him. At that price point I think he has to be a keeper and I won’t pick a keeper with recurring knee injuries. He won’t have played his way out of any teams he was in though that’s for sure.

Daniel Rich | MID | $466,100

Serious breakout contender this bloke. He looked very good moving through the guts tonight, winning his own ball as well as getting on the end of some good work by team mates. Reports out of Brisbane are that he’s torn up the track as a full time midfielder and has been running PBs all summer. Obviously I’m joking. Don’t select this bloke under any circumstances.

Stefan Martin | RUC | $488,000

He shared duties with Archie Smith, as he did in JLT 1 and the end of last season. This is very concerning. I was having a look at Brisbane’s list to work out there absentees and I don’t see a player capable of playing that second ruck role. The Lions might be going in with two specialists in Martin and Smith, which is bad news for those hoping Martin could recapture his 2015 form. Brisbane’s head of footy David Noble mentioned Martin possibly being used as an extra defender in certain situations throughout the year, so take from that what you will.

Dayne Zorko | MID | $593,000

We wont see a lot of the Great Dayne in starting sides this year due to his MID only eligibility and starting price, but if youre looking for a midfield POD you could do a lot worse. He is just about the full package as a SuperCoach midfielder; he wins his own ball, tackles like a madma, kicks goals and is durable. Don’t dismiss him from your cerebral cortexes.

Tom Rockliff | MID | $603,900

Eh. Wasn’t as impressive as Beams, Zorko or even Bewick in the middle for Brisbane. He spent more time than I’d like up forward as one of his owners. I don’t want to read too much into a lacklustre preseason game but I wasn’t as happy as I might have been.

Jake Barrett | MID | $127,900

We’ve found ourselves another midfield rookie at last! Barrett couldn’t get a look in at GWS but will likely get opportunities at Brisbane. He started up forward and bagged the first sausage of the game while he also spent time in the middle. Got plenty of it before tailing off a bit at the end of the game but looks like he has a foot in the door for a Round 1 spot. Locked in for me.

That was my take on the action community, what was yours?

Let me know if I missed anyone you have your eye on, as hopefully I’m sure you had better things to do than watch this on your Thursday night (unless you were playing CoachKings of course!)


Billy Higgins

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Two of Zorko, Bont, Shuey and Tom Mitchell? After tonight, surely Zorko. Thoughts?


34 possies, 23 kicks, 12 tackles and a sausage. 170 SC points. You might be on a winner there Eric


Don't forget who was missing from the Dogs team and how much different the game could have been with those added players.
JLT Series is a practice game and could NEVER be compared to the Real Thing.
Game 3 will be a bit more serious but do not judge on early JLT Games.


Have him in the same boat as Gray, think he can be around that 110 mark and that's not a bad pick from the start


Zorko and tictch, Bulldogs have too many midfielders rotating through the middle Bont will float up forward alot and shuey will be good but Tom Mitchell will be better


Seems like you've been following the train Eric. Do your own research on Zorko on his past results. If you feel this will the norm for him this season go right ahead. Research Eric research


Great write-up.


Dogs didnt give a stuff tonight, half the team out dismiss everything.
Zorko is a machine, Beams will avg 110 if hes fit and rocky will suffer from beams being there.
Harris Andrews looks a good player, and if barrett is named rd1 hes a lock


Zorko is a lock for me, has been for a while. What are your thoughts on Aaron Hall this year?


Barrett locked away priory to commencement of the JLT. Christensen being injured allows him to be upgraded! Rookie depth is beginning to emerge


what about when Berry is fit? will Barrett miss out


Good to see that nuthin changes in Brisbane with regard to preseason footy. Bewick a star looking to break out, highly touted rookie getting lost, ruck roles in question, Rocky causing concern and Zorko ripping it up. You didn't need to watch it Billy you could have just copied and pasted the reviews from 2014,15,16


Martin: 31 hitouts, 1 to advantage. Yuk

The Stiv

Almost puked my guts out reading your comments on Daniel Rich. Cheers for that. Good write up though mate. At half time I threw Jakey Baz onto my midfield bench.


yeah nice write up. i was like rich really ? surely not! oh no, you got me haha nice one !


If Higgo is considering Higgins I thought Rich might be a good option too.
Word out of Carlton in Daisy Thomas is the fittest he's been in years!


SC Scores!

Josh Dunkley 109
Jake Stringer 103
Lin Jong 94
Jack Macrae 88
Liam Picken 86
Toby McLean 86
Easton Wood 83
Matthew Suckling 76
Timothy English 70
Lukas Webb 69
Mitch Honeychurch 68
Dale Morris 67
Clay Smith 63
Bailey Dale 61
Stewart Crameri 53
Marcus Adams 52
Tom Boyd 46
Brad Lynch 38
Declan Hamilton 37
Kieran Collins 36
Bailey Williams 32
Roarke Smith 31
Nathan Mullenger-McHugh 28
Patrick Lipinski 27
Lewis Young 7

Dayne Zorko 175
Dayne Beams 105
Harris Andrews 103
Rohan Bewick 100
Tom Cutler 86
Tom Bell 86
Mitch Robinson 86
Sam Mayes 86
Jake Barrett 85
Tom Rockliff 82
Michael Close 69
Jack Frost 67
Lewis Taylor 66
Eric Hipwood 66
Ben Keays 66
Ryan Lester 64
Daniel Rich 59
Nick Robertson 59
Darcy Gardiner 57
Ryan Bastinac 42
Hugh McCluggage 41
Stefan Martin 40
Claye Beams 32
Archie Smith 32
Matthew Hammelmann 19
Jacob Allison 17


Well done, Billy. Tough game to cover when one side doesn't really show up.

I thought Dunkley looked okay. Hard to get a read on him with so many dogs out. Another sub 400k dpp forward


I thought it was a good game to watch. Lions finally showing some nouse and backing themselves.


I'm a doggies man Tony so it wasn't great for me! Brisbane did look good but we have to take into account the opposition


I shouldn't be drinking this much this far from the weekend, but seeing Martin run around like a headless chook tonight brought back too many memories of my 2016 season. As if the game wasn't bad enough on its own!


Funnily enough, the report on the AFL site named Martin first in their best players!!!

Shake n bake

Beams 64% tog 105 pts still has another gear!!


He's back baby! Although the captain announcement earlier in the week was a fairly good indicator I reckon that at least the Lions believe he's in store for a huge year.

So hopefully that body can hold together for 20 plus games as plenty of coaches across the country will be locking in that value tonight.


They said the knee would need to be managed the whole year.


Not sure I'd believe that mate. Played the same game time as Rocky so doesn't sound like they're overly worried about the knee. Still I suppose the people who don't want to put him in their team will look for any scraps to justify their decision. The way I see it if he plays in the opening round you would be batshit crazy to leave out a guy who has shown the ability to be an elite scorer for the price of 2 minute noodles.


Dayne Beams said himself that he would miss JLT1 AND would play JLT 2&3 so if that turns out to be the case I will certainly be putting him in my team.
IF the player himself tells you he has confidence in his body and comes out and shows it. I will lock him in but until I see his word come to fruition I Will remain calm and leave him out. (JUST FOR NOW) I think he MAY be back which will hurt Rocky scores.


Were do you find the TOG stats??


Lots of places but perhaps the most straight forward is on the AFL website for each game's Match Centre under advanced stats, 2nd column from the right. FanFooty and other sites have them too.


On ya SCaddict, pricks at work have banned most sites

Blackie White

The pace and intensity of this game has inflated Lions scores, and taken with how Beams faded after half time, I'd still be very concerned with his start to year after missing so much footy.
You may pay more for him later, but at a lot lower risk, with higher scoring and a better idea of how the body is holding up.
And at $430k, a very awkward price.
I'd say the same about O'Meara's preseason form, except he's $110k cheaper.
I'm hoping Barrett saves me from both.


Sounds like more ostriches with heads stuck in the sand or up their fat clacker more like it. Wake up and smell the coffee people. Get with the program or the program might get you. You're just searching for excuses now to avoid looking at what is right in front of u and staring the f*ck back. Tell your flock o wise Jock!

Rick Grimes

If he stays on the park all season he'd be a lock for sure. But that's highly unlikely. So comes down to risk reward. I see JOM being a better risk personally.


thats your opionion… run with him and apply ice aprox rd 3


Treloar or Hannebery?


Toss a coin you can't go wrong with either


I am backing both, Like John said Toss a coin, you can't go wrong with either.

Cameron Foskett

The term "Lock" gets thrown around a lot these days…


Community just in from SEN, Taylor Adams walking around in a moonboot yesterday at training


couldnt he wait till rd 3


Was never anywhere near my team. If I wanted a guy to be top average for his position and play single digit games, id pick ablett


love it stach!!


Stef played his way out of my side, never to return.
Welcome back Gawn/Gold member, sick of stuffing around.

Rick Grimes

Agree. I got stuck with him last year and it was painful. He still seems to be sharing the duties and the 40 brings back bad memories. Avoid


Hi Rick, when are you going to unite the communities and take down Negan once and for all?

Rick Grimes

When the ratings start to drop. At the moment I'm happy going round in circles every episode. But at some stage I'll definitely end Negan. Then I'm gonna turn Lucile into a toilet brush….

Top Hawk

Martin was scheizenhausen last night. Only one tap to advantage. Just garbage.


Stef burnt me something savage last year so could never personally return to that well this season anyway.

Has looked absolute rubbish in the JLT even though we usually shouldn't give the preseason much credence when it comes to judging established premos. But it would be a brave coach to run with him this year especially if Smith also plays Rd1.

Rick Grimes

I know we shouldn't place much stock in pre season form, but is anyone else concerned about Rocky? Will losing the captaincy affect him? Will Beams take points off him? I have had him locked from day 1, but my confidence is waning.


I don't think losing the captaincy will hurt him but Beams back back will. He has been in my team for most of preseason also but I am now considering Beams and using the cash elsewhere. Having said that as you say it's only JLT. Rocky not serious yet.


Hi Rick, i'm a huge Rockliff fan and have him in from the start most years. Last night was concerning so did a bit of research this morning and he doesn't actually perform to his high standards when playing alongside Beams over the last 2 or 3 years. Surprised the hell out of me….he's now out

Rick Grimes

Thanks Dice, I was secretly hoping someone would do the research for me. I love Rocky but not only is an injury risk, he can be a bit of flog at times and now we factor in the Beams effect. It's all adding up to a no.


I had a look at this and I disagree.

Averages for Rocky when playing alongside Beams
2014: 133.27 (15 games)
2015: 100.11 (9 games)

Averages for Rocky when playing without Beams
2014: 125.76 (3 games)
2015: 121.67 (6 games)

Only played one game together in 2016, Round 7: Beams=94 & Rocky=43

And when you average ALL of Rocky's scores over 2014/2015/2016, the real truth is revealed:
With Beams: 117.64 (25 games)
Without Beams: 118.12 (25 games)

So over the last 3 seaons, Rocky has played 50 games in total: 25 games with Beams in the side and 25 games without Beams and his average virtually the same!

The stats don't like lie. Rocky has a SOLID average regardless.

Injury is your only concerned here.


Unfortunately Beams was still at Collingwood in 2014 mate so somehow you've crossed your wires there.

Actually the main reason why Rocky's average was so low when playing with Beams in 2015 was that he played a lot of the early season with busted ribs if folks remember. But by the 2nd half of the season he was flying when Beamer did his shoulder.

The fact remains that Rocky and Beams haven't actually played many games together when fully healthy and up and going so it's hard to extrapolate from such a small sample size.

But I fully believe that not only can Rocky, Beams and Zorko peacefully coexist they will probably prosper.


Must be smoking something. Scratch that 2014 nonsense I put up there.

Redoing the 2015/16 stats:

With Beams: 94.2 (10 games)
Without Beams: 117.09 (22 games)

But not enough to draw a final conclusion.


Nice Youngster, 20 point avg difference in 2015 is my concern. Apart from 2014, the first 8 rounds of 2015 was their main chunk of playing together. Beams avg 109 and Rockliff 72. I just can't see it happening especially now looking like zorko will spend alot of midfield time this year belting out big scores, whereas 2 years ago he was changing between midfield and forward.
I do hope you're right


Not particularly. There are plenty of places on the park for Rocky to rack up points. The Swans had 3 mids who averaged over 110 last season and would've had 4 if Titch didn't have to do that tagging rubbish Horse made him do in a number of games.

Rocky can't help himself, he's a natural ball magnet and will accumulate the pill at will. My only concern is that his body holds up for 20 plus games, not his average or fantasy ceiling. The same thing happens every preseason and coaches freak out and wonder if he's going to play forward or whatever.

He's just foxing and seeing who his true believers are. 🙂

Rick Grimes

Gosh, now you have me thinking. I do like the look of the Rockstar in my line up. I'd hate to miss out on one of those 170+ games.


Everyone seems to be overeacting a bit over a preseason game. Did anyone notice how lean rockliff looked, his had his first full preseason since i can remember. Im feeling good about his body holding up this year and i know he will belt out his usual scores


Yeah I noticed that in JLT1. He looks in ripping nick physically which had always been a slight knock on him in the past, that perhaps he could've got himself in a little better shape in the preseason. But not this time around – he is looking leeeeeeeean!

Assuming no major fitness hiccup in his final JLT game next week I can't see myself swapping him out of my side.


I really want to make a guns and rookies side but every time I go to do it I can't bring myslef to get rid of the value picks like JOM and swallow

The Ranger

Take a look at poor old Rourke Smith mate, there's a reason why we usually stay away from players coming back from long term injuries.


R we backing Lycett or Ryder to average more


Watson or Beams?
I feel there's more risk & reward with Beams.
Watson gonna be a machine tho!
Mmmmmm!! Thoughts pls


Beams. He's back in my side.

Top Hawk

I have enough cash to grab Beams. Who do I cull to make room for him….JOM or D.Swallow? Cheers


I culled Swallow, I feel that JOM will get more midfield time and score better.

Top Hawk

I tend to agree. Swallow out. Welcome back Dayne Beams!


W.Brodie or D.Swallow for the M7 spot ?


Swallow but depends what you do with the cash.


The goldy or Grundy decision for R2 is doing my head in?

Who are people going with?


Gawn and grundy for me

The Ranger

Same here. Set and forget.




That's why a lot of coaches are rolling with Sandiballs at R2 as a stepping stone assuming he plays Rd1.

Then see who looks the better option midseason and offload Sandi for him whilst making a stack of cash in the process. You can use the savings at R2 to upgrade to a premo starter on another line that you are more sure about.

And who knows Sandi could even turn into a surprise keeper although I wouldn't expect that to be case.


Or you could bank the cash SCA!


That's right the Sandiballs insurance policy … how remiss of me to forget. 🙂


Ive taken out 3 policies on him!


Really happy with my team at the moment, version 100.

Def: Docherty, Leigh, Laird, Hampton, Newman, Ryan (Stewart, Guthrie)

Mid: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Jelwood, Rocky, Fyfe, Swallow, Brodie (SPP, Barrett, Wigg)

Ruck: Gawn, Sandi (Strndica)

Forward: JJJ, Dalhaus, Ryder, Black, Pickett, Cameron (Eddy, Smith)

Thoughts would be appreciated community


Round 11 bye looks a challenge – 6 of your premo / keepers out. Structure pretty good, but not sure Ryder is worth it just to cover Sandi. Change him to Caddy (R12 bye) and roll the dice with Sandi… If Preuss gets selected, he becomes a viable R3 and backup. If Cameron gets selected as well, not sure you need Ryder.


Would love some feedback on my team folks.
I still have Murphy but contemplating Beams, think that Murphy may be more durable. could also go the way of JOM intstead of Swallow as I'm not sold on him just yet.
DEF: Docherty, Laird, Vince, Scharenberg, Hampton, VW (Ryan, Stewart)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Fyfe, T. Mitchell, Murphy, Swallow, PP (Barrett, Wigg, Picket)
RUC: Gawn, Sandiballs (Cameron)
FWD: Dahl, Heeney, Ryder, Roughy, Black, Eddy, (Miles, Butler)


I'm going Beams over Murphy IMO more upside to Beams as long as he stays on the field. I've got both Swallow and JOM. A lot of risks but potentially high rewards. Overall a very strong team.

NEIL Demons Delight

interesting Murphy and Swallow instead of an uber prem and rookie .Is this thru lack of good mid rooks

neil Demons Delight

sorry just read your opening line cheers


Hi Community. Second year player and would love feedback on my team.

Def: T.Adams, Laird, Vince, Scharenberg, Hampton, Stewart. (Vickers-Willis, Hibberd).
Mids: Dangerfield, Treloar, Rockliff, Fyfe, T.Mitchell, Beams, O'Meara, Swallow. (SPP, Freeman, Wigg).
Rucks' Gawn, Sandy. (Preuss).
Fwds: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Ryder, Bowes, Black, Pickett. (B. Long, Eddy).

Not sold on Rocky, thoughts on better option maybe Cripps or Bont.
Not sold on Ryder thoughts on Caddy.
Have 95k in the bank.
Thank you for any advice.

The Ranger

That's a lot of injury risk in that midfield Alf.
Rockliff, Fyfe, JOM, Beams, and Swallow. And you can throw in Sandi too.
If it comes off you're laughing but if it goes wrong you'll blow a heap of trades.
Lots of people seem to be running with this sort of team but I just can't do it.
I've had too many seasons ruined by injury in the past!


Rockliff versus Zorko for me at the moment.

Fagan says Rockliff will spend more time up forward this season as well, which is giving me a headache.


Zorko could be a nice POD. When he goes big it tends to be real big. But might spend more time forward with Beams back. It's a tough one


49 – 9 hit Outs. Lions Favour.

No wonder Beams and Zorko looked good.


Nup. Stef had 31 and only one of them went to advantage. Those lions mids have dorsal fins and they aint dolphins

Rick Grimes

Titch or Merrett?


Titch for me, he'll be number one mid at hawks and even though Merrett is a gun, im nervous about how he'll perform with Watson and Heppell coming back into the midfield.


Thoughts on team will be appreciated!
Def: shaw Adams laird Hampton willis ryan (Newman, stewart)
Mid: danger, selwood, treloar, fyfe, titch ,jom,spp (barret,miles,hibberd)
Ruck: gawn, Sandi (preuss )
Fwds: dahl, heeney, Higgins, roughy, schoenmakers, black (Cameron,eddy)


Looks like you're missing a mid there titt


haha yep forgot beams!


Selwood, Priddis or Shuey?

Big G

shuey has never proven himself as super premium


Selwood, proven star and underrated. If you need cash Priddis is just as good

Big G

Are people seriously going cold on rocky after one game?


Hopefully. The key is locked on his spot in my team.


Is anybody going in with both Dahlhaus and Macrae for RD 1? Them both being in the same team makes me hesitate but surely they'll both be top 6 FWDs come the end of the year.


Hard to see how you go could go too far wrong there. The only slight annoyance is their Rd11 bye so if you are already quite Rd11 bye heavy with other such premos it might be a concern.

But otherwise I wouldn't stress about selecting two quality mids masquerading as forwards.


I'm going with them both. Over the years I've had a problem having 2 premos from the same team on the same line, but if they average well, it doesn't matter where they're from


Threw away both keys long ago


Neither they'll both drop 100k before their bye. Wingard and petracca will be a straight swap for them.
Premiership hangover, believing their own media hype etc, etc etc


You would know about bleeding cash


For what it's worth Sandilands costs about the same as my house did when I first bought it…..and it's still standing!!!
I'm guessing it's worth about $400,000 now, but I'm not saying Sandilands will get to this price.
My insurance costs about $500 per annum (what's Ryder's price again?)
Make of this what you will…..


How many hitouts do you reckon your house will get? Sandi still the better bet


Mid pricers are like an infection, you finally cave and put one in… One becomes two… Two becomes three… Next thing you know mick the mad Irishman's got a hard on looking at your midprice monstrosity of a team. Times like these show how important it is to stick to your structures pre JLT. Just my slice of advice for the day.


Its a good idea to get and McRea because Dahlhaus is a MUST and McRea had 17 touches last night with 14 of them being contested. The hitouts were 50-9 lions way so the ball didn't come to McRea much so thats why he only got 17 touches. When Roughead is back he will be getting 30+ disposals out of the middle.

neil demons delight

Totally agree BONT they will only get better first two forwards picked.. How long will rough be out.Boyd must step up cant hide now.FORWARDS the biggest headache but at least 3 pick themselves and are affordable .With Roughy at F4 comes down to last two and bench and that's a nightmare good luck Bont


Rich a "serious breakout content"??! Please. As a Lions supporter, I am disappointed… Everyone knows Rich is an absolute trap who can't handle a tag or win a hard ball to save himself. TRAP!

Keep readin'

How's your attention span going?

Top Hawk

Billy was kidding mate. If you read the last bit of his write up on Rich, he said that he was joking and not to pick him under any circumstances.


Hey community would love a bit of feedback in ny team any and all appreciated.

DEF Adams Laird JJ Martin Scharenberg hampton
(Stewart Ryan)

MID Pendles Bont Sidebum Fyfe M.Crouch Oliver Omeara Wigg (P.Pepper Freeman Barrett)

RUC Ryder Sandi (Strandica)

FWD Dahl Greene Billings Roughy Elliot Hoskin- Elliot
(Eddy Smith)


Congrats Redd. Certainly a different looking team. It looks like you might be aiming for the Round 12 weekly prize! No outs that round. Outside of Fyfe, you look like might be missing Capt options. I really think you need Danger.
Rucks are scary! Understand the logic but I certainly don't have the cohunas to go that far. Especially without cover.
Love the Crouch and Oliver selections.


Cheers mate been tossing up on the no danger zone daily just hopin i can pick him up a little cheaper in a few weeks

neil demons delight

how much is your bank looks big no gawn key def danger swans maccrae nick wow goes on and on . if so I YOU NEED Gawn and Danger and ryder could go also one of oliver crouch or omeara Defence not too bad even without Doc/Simmo Forwards 3 mid priced pods could work really only rucks and mids need fixing good luck

Top Hawk

Wow Neil. Have another drink why dont you.


Thanks mate my bank is 53k i feel adams and laird will be top 5 defenders a little worried about ryder but oliver and omeara will be great upgarde options gawn for ryder a possibility


Yeah, sorry mate! Too many iffy selections in there for mine. Hit "clear team button" and whack in the UBER PREMIUMS in every line. Mid pricers generally never work out and you're banking on too many players exploding (Greene, Billings, Elliot, Crouch, Oliver, Martin,.. even JJ to some extent).

Maybe try this?……

One of: Shaw/Docherty/Simpson.
Two of: Laird, Rance, Vince, Adams.

Lock in…. Danger, Fyfe Treloar.
Two of: Pendles, Sloane, Hanneberry, JPK, Zorko.
one of: Beams, Swallow, O'Meara

Two of: Goldy, Gawn, Grundy, Sandi.

Lock in…. Dahlahus.
Two of: Macrae, Roughy, JJK, Riewoldt, Lynch, Caddy, Heeney.


Hey mate appreciate the time you took to respond def trying to mix it up a bit this year and find that extra edge finished top 1% last 2years hope i havnt pushed it to far def looking at finding a way for danger and maybe gawn.


Hi there community, been following the boards for the last year or so but this is my 1st comment, just thought I'd put my team out there as well and let you tear it all to shreds…suffered the ignominy of losing to my 8 year old son last year in the prelim…at least he went on to win our comp!

DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Mills, Hampton, Vickers-Willis, Stewart, J Smith

MID: Danger, Treloar, Zorko, Bont, Fyfe, Josh Kelly, O'Meara, SPP, Wigg, Miles, Hibbert

RUCK: Gawn, Sandi, Strnadica

FWD: Dahl, Macrae, Roughy, A.Black, Begley, Eddy, D.Cameron, T.Smith

$9,100 in the bank

Obvious question marks (to me at least) are: Sandi, Mills, Josh Kelly, Hampton, O'Meara (either because of injury history or mid-price madness on my part), but since I've chopped and changed almost every few days depending on JLT form and injury then obviously the above isn't set in stone…anyway, if anyone has a suggestion or comment, please feel free…Cheers!


Team looks pretty good. As we have been saying , final structure this year will depend on the rookies. To go GnR this year will required 7 rookies onfield across all lines. There seem like a few good options in defence but not many elsewhere. You might have to go one less premium in defence. We will wait and see. You have st least 3 rookies in your forwards who won't play round 2. Otherwise your structure looks good.

Kelly is s bold move, but one that could pay off. Have heard a lot of elite supercoachers talking about him just quietly. Don't think he will be top 8 therefore I'm not getting him, but his points per spend will pay off.

neil demons delight

Agree Derek you need 7 on field rookies and given def is ok one way is to go m7 one of SWALLOW JOM OR KELLY. Kelly is the next best thing to a premium aside from his JLT efforts played 22 ave 87 good J S.It can also be argued the same of the other two but mine is Kelly.Another way would be to go F4 or even F5 BUT this would mean more midpricers.. I am looking closely at Taranto the bull as a F4 Kelly strikes me as another Wells or Libba maybe good bench cover Getting back to whats team DOC for tmitchell and JOM for Ryan would do it also two DEE smiths both wont be upgraded need one to go CHEERS NEIL

neil demons delight

As good a team that I have seen well done son .Even Tim Smith could be a nugget. Sorry cant fault it maybe Cameron Don't think you need insurance for Sandi but if anything like most forward will be your archillies.I would take a chance on Gallucci cheers neil


Round11 bye problem. Get rid of Doch to expensive and Round11 bye. JOM to a premium and keep the extra cash in reserve in case Sandi get injured or you need to do some rookie upgrades. Cameron won't get a game.

neil demons delight

Kennedy -Harris broke his arm at training LTI looming..both Smiths could be elevated Joel and TIM as King IS ALREADY ON IT. keep AN EYE ON A YOUNG FORWARD dion johnstone absolutely burning BEST trainer this year as said by Nathan Jones He is one of those cat 3 rookies we pinched off doggies upgraded to seniors now Sorry that's the Demon training cheers neil


Is Bont, Dahlhaus and McRae too many doggies not start with?




What do you all think of Issac Smith over Roughead?