PODCAST: Supercoach 2017 Crunch Time

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..time for us all to kick into 100% full time Supercoach research mode. Time for all other facets of life to take a back seat, including relationships, work and/or commitments and personal hygiene 
We are now just a week or so away from the beginning of the 2017 AFL Supercoach season community
What are the traps? Who should be considered genuine contenders in this period of extreme excitement?


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Greg · 14/03/2017 at 17:29

What are your guys thoughts on jack Steele and is having omeara beams swallow Sandilands Roughead and Steele too much in one team

    Jacob Mitchell · 14/03/2017 at 17:46

    Mate I'm starting with 11 mid pricers and all are either stepping stones or premium chances! So start with at least 8 welcome

      Thomas · 15/03/2017 at 14:19

      You will run out of trades.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 21/03/2017 at 12:14

        I hope you do not start with 11 mid pricers. Only around 3-4 mid pricers are deemed successful each year.

    wighty · 14/03/2017 at 17:53

    Just swapped steele for roughy

    John James · 14/03/2017 at 18:04

    I don't have Beams and Swallow,but the other four I do.I think Beams,JOM and Swallow in the Mids is a bit over doing it,maybe trade out Swallow.

      Jordan batis · 14/03/2017 at 18:21

      I'm thinking of getting rid of swallow I don't think he will average that high

        Jacob Mitchell · 14/03/2017 at 19:01

        I did finish in the toP 40% what would I know

          Jordan batis · 14/03/2017 at 19:27

          2% Jacob mitchell finished unlike myself who could get in the top 7%

          Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 18:25

          LOL top 40%

            Luff · 16/03/2017 at 05:51

            Haha top 40%

              Ninjamegs · 16/03/2017 at 13:46

              Watch out top 40%, I finish top 5% but hey you run with that idea and I will take my handful of mid pricers

Super_bj · 14/03/2017 at 17:32

Wowza!! I am more excited than Santa on boxing day

Sana · 14/03/2017 at 17:36

Talk to me Jock, feed me the wisdoms!

    kangasnm · 14/03/2017 at 22:00

    Jock and fellas – talk to me about the no 3rd man up rule. Does this mean that the Premo rucks Gawn and Goldy will kick absolute butt this year and finish #1&2 in the whole shebang??? Has the scoring system been adjusted for this fact?? Should we load up on the Rucks???

      Kev · 14/03/2017 at 22:51

      Get around the mag kangasnm! It's all explained in a huge amount of detail there

      @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 14:57

      Somebody has missed pre season training….

King · 14/03/2017 at 17:37

Not sold on Steele, the rest are popular so won't hurt you as much if they go down I guess. Can someone remind me when Sunday team benches get finalised? Late Friday, early Friday, Saturday morning??? Completely forgotten.

    Wood · 14/03/2017 at 17:40

    Friday evening. Around 5.30 – 6.00pm

      Wood · 14/03/2017 at 17:41

      Vic time.

        INPieman · 14/03/2017 at 18:56

        It's doesn't leave a lot of time to react. I recommend having a few structures in advance

          INPieman · 14/03/2017 at 19:00

          And Melbourne play Saturday so Spencergate will be revealed before the first bounce of round 1. Gives you time to go Nakilands if that's your preference

            hedski · 14/03/2017 at 21:52

            Or just bang Max in..

      Northerner · 15/03/2017 at 01:27

      6:25pm is when it's released

    Stirlsy · 15/03/2017 at 16:23

    6.20 vic time gives you just over an hour to make changes but the site will be crashing around then as it does every year, it will create havoc.
    Best to set yr team up the way you think well in advance then join the endless Q trying to get on the site if it goes pear shaped.
    Have fun.

Harvey · 14/03/2017 at 17:39

Thoughts lads?

DEF: Doc, Shaw, Laird, Hampton, EVW, Stewart (Long and Otten)
MID: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, SPP (Barrett, Hibberd and Parfitt)
RUC: Gawn and Sandi (Strnadica)
FWD: Roo, Dahl, Roughy, Taranto, Bowes, Eddy (Black and Pickett)


    John James · 14/03/2017 at 18:08

    Looks good,I'm not having Max till I see how he goes with Spencer in the side,not sure Bowes will be playing round one.

      Harvey · 14/03/2017 at 18:38

      The rookies will change depending on round 1 teams.

    Sir · 15/03/2017 at 20:59

    I feel as if this team has a lot of cash in the bank, amirite?

      Harvey · 15/03/2017 at 22:28

      Why? I've only got 32k.

Marcus · 14/03/2017 at 17:45

hey guys any leagues i can join??

    Jim · 14/03/2017 at 19:07

    Try these

      Marcus · 14/03/2017 at 19:13

      cheers mate

    JEL · 14/03/2017 at 19:24

    Jock Straps (185600)

      Big fact hunt · 14/03/2017 at 19:49

      G'day jel I have just joined if that's ok

        JEL · 14/03/2017 at 21:39

        Welcome aboard, hope you hunt down some big facts!!

      TheGreatBozza · 15/03/2017 at 12:40

      Still room? I'm keen

      guruGG · 15/03/2017 at 16:28

      I’ve just joined. Hope that’s ok JEL

    Beastiano · 15/03/2017 at 13:09

    and these

      BAGT161 · 15/03/2017 at 14:18

      Hi there I have just joined all 3.

      guruGG · 15/03/2017 at 16:31

      Hey Beastiano I’ve just joined 370916. Hope that’s ok

        Andrew · 16/03/2017 at 20:11

        Anyone welcome to join

          john · 18/03/2017 at 17:53


    Davo · 20/03/2017 at 21:47

    200270 The supreme league

jezza · 14/03/2017 at 17:50

Would love to get some thoughts on this structure. Pretty close to locking this in, not sold on Steele though.

DEF: Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Vickers-Willis (Stewart, Otten)

MID: Dangerfield, Kennedy, Treloar, Fyfe, T. Mitchell, Beams, Taranto, Powell-Pepper (Barrett, Hibberd, Parfitt)

RUCK: Grundy, Sandilands (Strnadica)

FWD: Dahlhaus, Lynch, Gunston, Steele, Turner, Pickett (Miles, Eddy)

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 18:18

    Steele has trap written all over him imo. Dump him, shift Taranto forward and grab another mid

    Beady Eye · 14/03/2017 at 18:31

    Go with your gut but keep 20K up your sleeve – easy swap to Roughy if Steele spuds it up.

    MarcoPolo · 15/03/2017 at 11:02

    Watch out for Gunston. Not sure if playing more wing time will help his SC output. I suspect not.

      jezzahill · 15/03/2017 at 11:07

      Cheers Marco. As a Hawks supporter I did notice him getting up the ground quite a bit last year and he seemed to still score pretty well. I do have some cap space left so he might become Macrae or Buddy before Round 1.

Ossie · 14/03/2017 at 17:59

Community big questions for ya… Got Number 2 Pick in my draft. Considering Danger is gone. Whos next? Was thinking Gawn but with Spencer I have gotten cold feet. Who is the next pick? Treloar? J Selwood?

    Farnzy · 14/03/2017 at 18:13


    Sana · 14/03/2017 at 18:45

    JPK, Hanners, Treloar, or Fyfe if you're feeling lucky

    Bells E Bubb · 14/03/2017 at 21:37

    JPK or Fyfe if it were me.

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:16

      DEFINITELY FYFE! What short memories everyone has…

    Normally GnR · 15/03/2017 at 10:25


    @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 14:59

    Does the league have the captain option?

Steve · 14/03/2017 at 18:06

What are the community's thoughts on Scott Lycett? Im just about sold on #Nankilands and currently have Lycett and Cameron in for cover.
Surely with no Nic Nat it means Scotty will have the lion share of the ruck load and improve on his average.

    Farnzy · 14/03/2017 at 18:14

    Lycett's injured atm, dislocated shoulder on the weekend…

      INPieman · 14/03/2017 at 19:12

      Apologies. That's because he was in my team

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 14:50

    Jonathon Giles.

Rivo · 14/03/2017 at 18:25

Conundrums No.1
Caddy (F2) & Florent (F6) or
Buddy & Miles/Pickett?
Macrae & Miles/Pickett?

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 18:33

    Florent probably hasn't locked down a spot in Sydney's midfield. Buddy and Miles

      Rivo · 14/03/2017 at 18:48

      Thanks Kev. Agreed on Florent though he could go ok if he keeps his spot. Buddy at F2 does have the higher cieling, and should put-score Caddy, but Macrae tempting still.

    Normally GnR · 15/03/2017 at 10:25

    Buddy / Pickett

nankilands · 14/03/2017 at 18:32

anyone considering marchbank and thurlow??
im thinking docherty, shaw, thurlow, marchbank, hampton, EVW

    harry · 14/03/2017 at 19:24

    got them both atm. i can see them avering high 70s low 80s generating enough cash to make them good stepping stones.

Sana · 14/03/2017 at 18:34

What are people's thoughts on Buddy this year? Haven't seen him in many teams and chat has been minimal, and I understand why he can be a nightmare, but does anyone think he's more relevant this year given the limited supply of proven forward options?

    jezza · 14/03/2017 at 22:00

    He's definitely relevant, Sana. But he can be up and down and almost always drops below the $450K mark at some point mid-season. You can definitely start with him, but you can probably get him at a discount later on.

    Rivo · 14/03/2017 at 22:39

    After a bit of a reshuffle, Buddy is in my starting team at F2. Looks in form with a good pre-season. Can see some big scores brewing. Low % ownership too.

    Sana · 15/03/2017 at 09:22

    Both valid points, something to consider, thanks guys

    MarcoPolo · 15/03/2017 at 11:05


    @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 15:01

    I think so Sana.

    Only reason i don't have him is because of his bye. Same bye as the Doggies. So only want one of him, Dahlhaus or Macrae in my team. Will definitely keep an eye on him later in the season for an upgrade target. But, yeah no dramas picking him.

    John James · 15/03/2017 at 16:14

    I've never had him,due to the mid/fwds we used to be able to pick,last year we were spoilt for options,not this year so Buddy is now locked and loaded at F2 in my team.

Andy · 14/03/2017 at 18:41

Would appreciate your thoughts Supercoach community!

Def: Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (EVW, Otten)

Mid: Dangerfield, Fyfe, JPK, Treloar, Priddis, Beams, O'Meara, SPP (Barrett, Miles, Parfitt)

Rucks: Nankervis, Sandilands (Cameron)

Fwd: Dahlhaus, Franklin, Roughead, Steele, Taranto, Hoskin-Elliott (Pickett, Eddy)

    nick · 14/03/2017 at 18:46


      Andy · 14/03/2017 at 19:03

      Was thinking the same BUT needed the community to help me out a little here!
      Please explain?

    Rivo · 14/03/2017 at 19:06

    I'm still not sold on the Nankilands R1&2 set up. Can you look at downgrading a mid & Hoskin to a Strnadica (swap with Cameron), move Nank to F4 & look at a stronger R1 – maybe Grundy or Hickey?

      Andy · 14/03/2017 at 19:14

      Very very risky I know! But this is one risk I am willing to take. I think Nankervis will be the sole ruckman at Richmond & I only need Sandilands for about 9 weeks..

    Hawks · 14/03/2017 at 21:04

    Nice team.

    Every team has some risk. I think the Rucks are a good place gamble.

    Each of the risky picks are ones I've considered going with. Our teams are totally different but I can't fault yours.

    Trigger · 15/03/2017 at 22:32

    very nice team – I have almost the same. Risk – who cares – go with your gut. I like the Nankilands combo, it makes sense to me.

The BONT · 14/03/2017 at 18:45

Docerty or Shaw???

    SC Guru · 14/03/2017 at 19:04

    Shaw IMO

      harry · 14/03/2017 at 19:27

      im wary of shaw. late last year teams began to tag him and man him up and he couldn't control the half backline freely. worried this may happen again this season. scored well in JLT but we all know that doesn't mean much. docherty for me plenty of the pill down back for carlton this year

        Seb · 14/03/2017 at 19:53

        And wouldn't teams shit down dockerty then aswell?

          seb · 14/03/2017 at 20:15


          the bont · 15/03/2017 at 09:55

          probably wont need to shut anyone down at Carlton to win

    MarkyV12 · 14/03/2017 at 19:21

    Both guns. both going to pump out big scores all year. Heater rolled out a big arse 203 last year but only scored over 100 on 12 occasions. Docherty high score of 147 last year, but scored 16 tonnes. Docherty younger man, perhaps still has a fair bit of improvement left in him? But Shaw has averaged over 110 in 2015. Tough call to split them, I'm personally entertaining the option of fielding both!

      Beastiano · 15/03/2017 at 13:11

      got both

    jezza · 14/03/2017 at 19:29

    Probably Shaw, but can't go wrong with either

    Hutto76 · 14/03/2017 at 19:50

    Got both!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 14/03/2017 at 22:38

    Got laird and adams who have rd 13 bye shaw would make 3 premos out in def.

    Drumpf · 15/03/2017 at 00:24


      Kevan · 15/03/2017 at 09:06


The_Black_Mamba · 14/03/2017 at 18:58

Thoughts on Higgins?

    Andy · 14/03/2017 at 19:04

    He's a trap!

    bUCKET__ · 14/03/2017 at 19:14

    Of course he scores so well PPM during the preseason… does everything to tempt us, only to shoot us down time after time. But that was the past! This year, he is a huge ballsy POD!

    Tttt · 14/03/2017 at 19:15

    Should do well imo. Seems to be running through the midfield

      harry · 14/03/2017 at 19:28

      had him in 2015 and was a fantastic POD. last year was very good till he got that injury! im rolling with him again The_Black_Mamba i think he is looking fit and more midfield minutes at north now

        Luke · 14/03/2017 at 19:58

        Im running with Higgins. No boomer Harvey he almost replaces him if he can stay fit

    MarkyV12 · 14/03/2017 at 19:24

    realistically he can recapture his 2015 form and average over 90, but durability is the downside.

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 19:44

    I would not touch him with a 20 foot barge pole. Welcome

    Wood · 14/03/2017 at 21:45

    Doesn't get Contested possessions. Has no plums what so ever

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:13

    Irrelevant, the podcasts are coming out frequently so he won't average as well

    Redgumwon · 15/03/2017 at 13:48

    I'm going with Higgins as he's looking to have more midfield time now the older guys are gone. His form in the JLT looked good and he seems fit. Treat Higgo like Wells last year. Keep him if fit if not he'll make money and allow you to use him as a stepping stone. I think he'll remain fit and have a good year

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:18

      I'm 100% in agreeance and im keeping my mouth shut. With the availability of information these days to all players, any kind of secret POD that will be a BOOM is like a nugget of raw gold!

seb · 14/03/2017 at 19:06

Taranto or McCarthy? Can't decide I think Taranto will average more but has less JS and McCarthy has more so not sure who to pick

    harry · 14/03/2017 at 19:30

    Mccarthy will play 20+ games. taranto possibly only till deledio is back and coniglio. unless he really sets the world on fire. mcarthy for me but thats just my opinion.

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 19:32

    With Lids and Coniglio out for a while his js has improved. Didn't put a foot wrong preseason

    jezza · 14/03/2017 at 22:01

    Taranto for mine. Will probably score better.

    Drumpf · 15/03/2017 at 00:29

    Is having both too risky…?

      Cam_H · 15/03/2017 at 19:53

      I really hope not for my sake! ;O)

James · 14/03/2017 at 19:06

Thoughts everyone??

Def: docherty, Adams, laird, marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (EVE, Guthrie)
Mid: danger, JPK, treloar, priddis, Fyfe, beams, o'meara, SPP (Barrett, wigg, Hibberd)
Ruck: grundy, sandi (strnadica)
Fwd: Dahlhaus, caddy, roughy, nank, Taranto, Pickett (Newman, eddy)

    Hawks · 14/03/2017 at 21:12

    I like the team (except the forward line).

    I understand the backup ruck, but just don't like it. The backup ruck theory only really works if a ruckman is out for 1-2 weeks, and you then save a trade, but carry some $$ on the bench.

    I think your better of selecting any 2 of the 3 rucks you like, putting Cameron at R3 for cover, and picking a forward/mid for the fwd position.

    Sam_01 · 14/03/2017 at 21:19

    Yeah solid team mate, could make suggestions but the team is probably as good as it gets, will have to see what round 1 brings

    Michael Scofield · 15/03/2017 at 14:11

    not very good. Nankervis what a joke. Jock Reynolds is a myth, he came 60,000 rank last year lol, I can 17th

    guruGG · 15/03/2017 at 16:14

    Neat all-round line-up. I like Caddy, Marchbank, new roles at fresh clubs. Priddis has been locked in as my mid POD for ages too. Question on Grundy @ R1, perhaps switch Nank to ruck & get another fwd premo.

    NoLanguage · 19/03/2017 at 22:33

    Caddy is severely over rated. I would be very wary about picking him, is he gonna be a top 8 FWD? Its a no from me.

Todd · 14/03/2017 at 19:19

Hey guys any thoughts or ideas would be great.
Still with $150k for top up.

Doc, shaw, mc/tippa, Murphy, Hampton,Watson (hibbard,eve

Dang,pend,prids,Fyfe,beams, jom,Barrett,pickett (spp,wigg,parfitt)

Goldy,Nanks. (Strats)

Kennedy, dals,caddy,Steele,miles,eddy. (Black,Cameron.)

    Hutto76 · 14/03/2017 at 19:57

    Good team mate! Some good POD's. Murphy has been in and out of my team several times. Out at the moment, but who knows?

    Hopefully enough quality rookies are named to allow for 5 in the guts, but I have my doubts.

    Juzzy · 14/03/2017 at 20:32

    Agree with Hutto.
    Watch team selections carefully. Wouldn't want you to start the season with a few 0s onfield.
    Specifically Watson (Nth or WC ??) Barret and Miles may not play and neither may your def and fwd benches.

JEL · 14/03/2017 at 19:29

Mills, Swallow, Sandi, Roughy & Nank – 3 fallen premos & 2 hopefulls.
Am I expecting too much from these guys?

    Hutto76 · 14/03/2017 at 19:50

    I prefer Jones and O'Meara over Mills and Swallow, but the rookie stocks are down, so no, I don't think your expectations are unreasonable. Good luck mate. Can't wait!

    I've got 6 spread across my on field team that could be considered risky. Happy to roll the dice!

      JEL · 14/03/2017 at 21:34

      I've got more faith in Swallow, but JOM looks bigger risk with bigger reward.

      Good luck, hope they all hold together!!

Derek · 14/03/2017 at 19:39

What About ZAC Dawson?

    Eric_the_Red · 14/03/2017 at 19:49

    For our SC teams or the Brownlow?

    INPieman · 14/03/2017 at 19:58

    It's Dac Zawson & he's on here

      Dac Zawson · 14/03/2017 at 23:28

      I'm here community
      To be fair I reckon I'm a lock in both SuperCoach and Coach Kings plus a fairly solid multi bet to finish top 20 in the Brownlow and top 3 in freo's BnF
      But that's just me

        kim · 15/03/2017 at 18:23

        If there was a wooden spoon in freo's best and fairest I'd bet on Zac to take it out!

    FetusDave · 15/03/2017 at 08:40

    He wouldn't even pick himself in his own team

THE NANK · 14/03/2017 at 19:44

Thoughts on risk it for the biscuit v.103

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Howe, Marchbank, Hampton, Vicker-Wlillis (Newman, Stewart)

MID: Danger, JPK, Trealor, JPK, Fyfe, Beams, JOM, SPP (Barrett, Wigg, Miles)

Ruck: Grundy, Sandi (Strndica)

Forward: Dals, Macrae, Roughy, Nank, Taranto, Pickett (Smith, Eddy)

    Jasmine · 14/03/2017 at 19:48

    Look up and read the comments on most other teams. There lies your answer.

    Bells E Bubb · 15/03/2017 at 14:50

    Surely this will be close to Jock's team.
    Looks good, can't argue though lacking a bit of creativity.

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 01:13

    I don't think they read your team mate. Howe. Grundy.macrae. great picks bud. Jock has crouch. The JPK comment has been made below.

Bobby · 14/03/2017 at 20:01

I think two JPKs is the a good way to go NANK. Might I also suggest fielding Danger twice.

    Juzzy · 14/03/2017 at 20:41

    Funny Bobby 🙂
    I am fielding two Hadyn Ballantynes.
    It's more a long term strategy but once it pays off everyone will wish they had done the same.

John · 14/03/2017 at 20:12

Do I need roughy

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:54


Iconic · 14/03/2017 at 20:16

Where do I find the ownership% of each player?

    macca · 14/03/2017 at 23:18

    if you have the gold trial go the the players selection and look for coaches choice on the left

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:20

      THANK YOU!

Tyruddanaut · 14/03/2017 at 20:20

Thoughts please
Def: Boyd, Montagna, Vlaustin, McGrath, Jaksch, Hampton (EVW, Hibbered)
Mid:Gaz, Neale, Zorko, Gibbs, Zaharakis, Hill, Ah Chee, Hrovat ( Rookies)
Ruck: Mumford, Kreuser (Eagles)
Fwd: Waite, Betts, Poppy, WHE, Knight, Bowes, (Black, Shoeakers)

    Sam_01 · 14/03/2017 at 21:17

    Certainly an odd team? would probably just re do it haha a whole team of PODs is asking for carnage

    GNR · 14/03/2017 at 22:55

    probably one of the worst teams ive seen so far.

      Drumpf · 15/03/2017 at 00:33

      Harsh but fair

    Hollywood5550 · 15/03/2017 at 00:23

    Its one of the best teams I have seen , we have a spot in our money league if you would like it…

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:21

      Me too.

    Big Daz · 15/03/2017 at 20:53

    Boyd and Montagna are a huge risk.Waite is a strange one, too.

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 21:16

    Probably do better than some of the cookie cutters round here haha

    jimmy_raiders · 15/03/2017 at 22:34

    I thought Kreuzer played for the Blues women's team?

Canny the Manny · 14/03/2017 at 20:31

Are we worried about Pendles' achilles? Didn't play the last JLT game and didn't get through training either… I haven't started without him for the last 4 years.

    THE NANK · 14/03/2017 at 20:37

    It was a similar last year, for me I just don't have the extra 40k if I want him so I'm settling for Trealor, who in my eyes will score higher
    But can't go wrong with Pendles in my book

    Sam_01 · 14/03/2017 at 21:15

    Mate just lock him in, dont even question it, cant see any downside at all of picking him

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:13

    I am worried, I just can't see my team without him starting

TheCorruptor · 14/03/2017 at 20:52

What about Jobe Watson more determined to prove everyone wrong? Might take a few weeks but will gather steam??

    ruckmansYEAR · 14/03/2017 at 21:56

    he's interesting isn't he!? should I shouldn't I? price was the factor I went not yet.

    Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:21

    Only if he wears his FEMINIST flat rim cap all year will his power be fully restored…

meph · 14/03/2017 at 21:00

Im confused were they saying zorko a bad POD compared to Bont or a good one?

    macca · 14/03/2017 at 23:19

    bad i think

      Tem · 14/03/2017 at 23:34

      they think that zorko will do better than bont, even though bont has a much higher selection rate. they gave an example of a POD that they think will actually be better than a mainstream selection

        guruGG · 15/03/2017 at 16:19

        Spot on, Tem

fatboyfat7 · 14/03/2017 at 21:03

Guys, what's Jake Barrett's status at Brisbane? I was reading through a previous thread and came across a post by Clock Management saying that he needs to be elevated but that the Lions list is already full. Is this still the case and if so, why is he still such a popular selection?

    Derek · 14/03/2017 at 22:01

    I think there is room as Alan Christensen has recently broken his collarbone

      fatboyfat7 · 14/03/2017 at 22:06

      There was a comment on the same thread saying Christensen only out for 6 weeks so not on LTI list meaning they won't be able to upgrade a replacement…. Again, dunno if this is accurate. Its in the comments for the review of the Brisbane v Adelaide game….

        Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:22

        Good question.

Dick Richard · 14/03/2017 at 21:11

Best 3 premo defenders: Shaw, Laird, Docherty, Simpson, Howe, Adams, JJ etc????

    swan · 14/03/2017 at 21:24


    ruckmansYEAR · 14/03/2017 at 21:54

    lloyd straight in, with shaw and otten first 3 picked. Johnson from freo, bob murphy, and then i'm still thinking

    iamme · 14/03/2017 at 23:12

    Imo Shaw, Laird & Simpson…..I like Howe as a P.O.D

Sam_01 · 14/03/2017 at 21:13

Thoughts on the team, thanks community! Ripping POD as always lads!

BACK: Doc,Shaw,Laird,Hampton,Vwillis,Stewart
MID: danger, fyfe, pendles, treloar, beams, JOM, Pepperpig, Barret
RUCK: goldy, Gawn
FWD: dahl, Macrae, T.miller, Roughead, tarranto, Black

So many ifs and buts being thrown around this year with the rucks and backliners etc, recently decided to just go gawn and goldy as i firmly believe they will be R1 and R2…. is the NANK and Sandy to good to ignore? just felt like i was sticking mid pricers in left right and centre with thoes two in as i previously used to have Swallow, JOM roughy, nank sandi, beams in the side, i like the value they offer just something about jumping on loads of mid pricers everywhere just doesnt seem right
Thanks all

    Derek · 14/03/2017 at 21:58

    I just remember Patch's article on Mid proceed. He did say that 2 or 3 is ok 😉

    I think the best 3 are Sandi, Beams and Roughie. All fallen premiums.

    Stay away from the young breakouts

      Sam_01 · 14/03/2017 at 22:12

      I agree Derek, but going sandi leads you into needing cover and there's another mid pricer added on!
      All the mid pricer picks have looked so good in jlt making it hard to not get sucked in

Ozzzz · 14/03/2017 at 21:16

Thurlow v Marchbank? Leaning towards Thurlow because of his ability to play half back

    NickMacMan · 14/03/2017 at 21:59

    Im going with march, he has proven his talent and the ball will spend plenty of time in blues backline

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:14

    Thurlow, like you said Marchbank is a KPP so he might not do as well

Lukas · 14/03/2017 at 21:31

Am i the only person who thinks Tuohy is overhyped and sorta similar to Lumumba's preseason form when everyone was all over him. I think he's scores could be very matchup dependent with teams with an elite small forward, Tuohy could potentially play a lock down role similar to Carlton.
Before his knee, Thurlow was always Geelong's Enright replacement and they rate him very highly and Mackie can still play a half back role if needed.

    Lukas · 14/03/2017 at 21:32

    If you considered before the pre season games, by all means pick him but if he wasn't considered before 2 good sc scoring games, i think your falling in to the pre season hype trap

    ruckmansYEAR · 14/03/2017 at 21:52

    Tuohy is a dud spud waiting to sit like a bunch of carbs on your hips weighing you down for the season. Cut him loose and feel better about shedding those stubborn keg adding spuds that sprout this time of year looking so yummy and delicious, that promise the world like the black and red variety spud from out Essendon farmland way of years past, such as the Stanton variety. most likely these types give off that beautiful tasting 110+ taste of success early only to smack you in the face with the same annoyingly loud crinkle that is the samboy packet in a cinema just as the movie starts making you wish you never purchased such a miserable, heavy, mood enducing, waste of money in the first place!

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 22:59

    Check out his R50 stats, Lukas. If you weren't able to watch Geelong's games the writeups mention the Cats looked to Tuohy as the main avenue of defence.

    Kicks often. High d.e%.

jaikoirala · 14/03/2017 at 21:40

G'day community,

2 quick questions:

a) Will we be able to make any changes to our side AFTER the start of the Thursday night game in round 1 (obviously not Carl/Rich players)? Or is it LOCKED at the start of this game?


b) Are there any plans for SC to make changes to players positions midway through the season and introduce new DPP's?

Cheers legends – appreciate it.

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 21:54

    A) Rolling "lock outs" apply in SC. As such, you can make changes to your team (players) prior to them playing throughout round 1. Thereafter, you can do the same, but are bound by 2 trades per round, with the exception of bye rounds where up to 3 trades are granted.

    B) No. If so, all hell will break loose in the SC community. 😉

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:23

      Imagine if Gaz became available as a FORWARD after Round 7 or something… Pandemonium.

    Wood · 14/03/2017 at 21:54

    Yes and No

Harry · 14/03/2017 at 21:49

Jake Lloyd or zak jones? Is lloyd going to be running through the midfield of sydney?

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 22:07

    Depends if you want value for money or pay top dollar. Zak Jones has already had some JLT time in the Sydney midfield. That is telling.
    For me, Zak Jones at $307K is very, very appealing. Welcome!

      NickMacMan · 14/03/2017 at 22:33


    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 22:39

    Zak wouldn't be the first bloke to be trialled in a different position, tophawk! Go with Lloyd, Harry. You know his role, he knows his role. Happy days

      Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 22:43

      Lets agree to disagree! Nothing wrong with that.

    Bells E Bubb · 15/03/2017 at 15:01

    Lloyd will be running EVERYWHERE. A solid option – consistent scoring. Jones will go through the mids at times for sure, he'll also be tagging when the Swans need it for sure (imo), so scores will be up and down a bit.
    In the mids JPK, Parker, Hanners, won't even play tag at lunchtime. Tich did it last year when required. Jones is squarely in the frame this year. . Should still up his average – but not as much as hoped I don't think. The only other potential tagger I see is Foote – and he is borderline best 22.

      Bulls On Parade · 15/03/2017 at 18:25

      I don't see Foote stepping up this year and will remain on the fringe… He has dipped his toes in the senior team but hasn't quite found his feet yet. 😉 Dad jokes about Foote. Welcome.

Krups · 14/03/2017 at 21:56

A: Yes it will be a rolling lockout
B: Unlikely. Only available in Afl fantasy

    Holty · 14/03/2017 at 22:37


NickMacMan · 14/03/2017 at 21:57

Steele or Caddy?

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 22:17

    Tough call. The fact that you are comparing these two guys head to head, makes me lean towards Steele. At $347K he is a hell of a lot cheaper than Caddy at $488K. The Saints seem to be on the up whilst the poor old Tigers are set for another mediocre year. Steele has more upside $ wise and team wise. Welcome

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:15

    Caddy, more likely to get midfield time than Steele and he did average around the 90 mark last year

Winter · 14/03/2017 at 22:14

Thoughts ???
DEF: Shaw, Adams, Laird, Hampton, Otten, Vickers-Willis (Stewart, Guthrie)
MID: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Hanners, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, SPP (Barrett, Pickett, Hibberd)
RUC: Nank, Sandi (Preuss)
FWD: Riewoldt, JJK, Dahlhaus, Roughy, Taranto, Butler (Eddy, Strnadica)

5k left which is a bit of a worry with the rookies changing for round 1

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 22:39

    Nice team Winter.

    Your backline appears to be "cash heavy" though. With all those up an coming defensive rookies on offer, you may be able use your backline as the "cash generation" engine room for your side in 2017. As there are limited sub 150K rookies on offer on the other lines, use the extra cash raised to invest in up and coming fallen/premos and mid pricers.

    I don't like Nankervis at R1 either.

    Good luck!

      Winter · 14/03/2017 at 22:49

      Cheers Tophawk, was thinking going midpricers in the rucks to see how the top rucks perform especially playing with r2's early. Will use the cash generation made in defence you were talking about to upgrade once the season starts and we get a good look

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 22:48

    Looks very solid, Winter. You could get away with dropping one of NRoo or JJK down to Gunston/Buddy/Greene to free up a little bit more cash.

    Wouldn't change much else though

      Winter · 14/03/2017 at 23:41

      Cheers Kev, pretty sold on N.Roo this year reckon he's gonna kill it. Thinking about dropping Pendles for Treloar but I'm like a die-hard Pies & Pendles fan and haven't started without him for the last like 5 years or something. So starting without Pendles just wouldn't feel right

Jaimie · 14/03/2017 at 22:28

would love some feedback fellas.
docherty Adams tuohy Hampton vw newman (Otten Stewart/Guthrie)
pendles selwood Zorko fyfe Dahlhaus beams O'meara swallow (SPP picket parfitt)
Gawn sandi (Cameron)
macrae Greene roughy Steele hoskin-Elliot Taranto (Houston eddy)

    Kev · 14/03/2017 at 22:42

    No need for Dahl in the mids when you've already got mid/fwd swing sets on your bench. Move him forward for Steele or WHE.

    Get Danger in.

      Jaimie · 15/03/2017 at 07:45

      my thoughts regarding danger are that he's highly unlikely to keep the 700k+ price tag, so was going to maybe bring him in when he drops.
      if I move Dahl to fwd I'm stuck with not much cash to get someone else in the mids

        Tim · 15/03/2017 at 08:31

        Are you after feedback so you can dismiss it out of hand or do you actually want to improve your team? Both were valid points.

        Kev · 15/03/2017 at 08:46

        I think he will too, Jaimie. Do you really want to hunt for value on a guy that can push out 140 on the reg? By the time he drops you've missed a lot of points

          Jaimie · 15/03/2017 at 09:44

          I completely understand your point, it's just a struggle to work out who to get rid of to get me the cash to bring Dangerfield in

            MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 10:02

            Downgrade tuohy for marchbank, there's the cash to get danger in

Don't blush Baby · 14/03/2017 at 22:41

I see a lot of teams with Ed Vickers Wells, & Newman in the back line , I don't think they will play R1,might play in later games though , my thoughts only ?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 14/03/2017 at 22:50

    I hope on of them gets a gig or we will be up that famous creek in defence

      Loop · 15/03/2017 at 05:37

      Newman only played one JLT game and EVW made me a bit nervous after seeing him in JLT3.

    Loop · 15/03/2017 at 05:44

    And a lot of teams have Otten who might only be there if Lever is unavailable.

Tibor · 14/03/2017 at 22:45

Have got a side together now where I'm pretty happy but round 11 which is first multi bye is a bit of a disaster. Could trade out of some trouble but don't really want to trade away blokes I regard as keepers when I put them in first up. I stuff up bye strategy every year, anyone have any knowledgeable advice should I just go with it and see where it all sits after the China teams have their bye.??? All advice appreciated

    Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 01:23

    Hi Tibor,
    When the byes were introduced I picked my initial team based on them. I thought I was being clever but I don't believe I was.

    My humble opinion is stick with your keepers, keep an eye on rookies and upgrade targets and after the first month or so of the season make some prudent choices re byes.

      Tibor · 15/03/2017 at 11:15

      Thanks for that, will go with that plan

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 06:36

    Stick to your best 22. Have a look at your byes and if you have more than 5 missing round 11, maybe do a slight adjustment

Steeeve · 14/03/2017 at 22:46

I've come up with the ultimate risky team and could talk myself into any one of these blokes either making a good amount of coin or far surpassing their value and putting up premo numbers.

Back: Touhy, Hartlett, Mills, K Kolo, Marchbank, Hampton (Hibberd, Vickers-Williams)
I can see Touhy taking the reins of that backfired and belting out 95 avg. Hartlett averaged 90+ for five years straight until a down year last year. Mills will get Heeneys midfield time and jump into the 90s. Kade Kolo everyone wanted him last year for $450K but he was crook all season, now he's eating to go. The rest will make bank.

Mids: Fyfe, M Crouch, K Jack, Beams, Murphy, Oliver, Jaeger, Swallow (Tarantino, Powell-Pepper, Barrett)
Fyfe is locked as a VC each week if not C. Crouch could push into that $600K territory, too good of a chance to pass up. Jack will be the main beneficiary of TMitch leaving, his mid time will go way up and he's a proven 100+ player. Beams no beainer. Murphy will never cop a tag with Gibbs and Crisps both being so damaging, so he should be back over 100 avg. Oliver the next beast and will have a break out year. Jagger ready to average 90+. Swallow 85+. All good stepping stones. Bench will make bank.

Rucks: Ryder, Sandi (Witts)
Ryder #1 ruck unlike Gawn, Goldy, Martin, Grundy. Sandi no beainer. Witt's will be making bank while strandica rots on everyone else's bench.

Fwd: Dahlhaus, Caddy, Wingard, Roughy, Nankervis, Steele (McCarthy, Eddy)
Dahl no brainer. Caddy should definitely finish top 10 forward. Wingard playing more mid and has averaged 100 multiple times in the past. Roughy will avg 90+ in his sleep. Nankervis #1 ruck and in form. Steele could bust bigtime but what if JLT was just a taste and he keeps up that relentless attack, he could average 90+ even with a slight drop off in form. Rookies making bank.

$30,900 remaining.
Sure these are risky picks, but at least I'm not risking my rookies being dropped and never seen again. If a dozen bust I'm cooked, oh well, was pretty unlikely to win the money anyway. But if only half a dozen bust I'll have a real shot to fix that early and get a headstart. By the time some new rookies present themselves Danger, Gawn, Docherty, Shaw etc etc will be cheaper and I can paint the fence.

    Tophawk · 14/03/2017 at 23:10

    I like it!! Risk is so good. No risk, no reward. Period. My risk/reward ratio is not quite in your league. But I love it!

    Winter · 15/03/2017 at 00:03

    I agree with the risk/reward thing to a certain extent, but this goes over the top. K Jack…. Really????

      Steeeve · 15/03/2017 at 08:02

      He's my least favourite in the team. The great men on this very podcast identified him as a left field option. I was thinking Gaff until then.
      But Jack did avg 110 for two straight years until T Mitch showed up…….

        BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 14:41

        Jack will play forward more this year also limited preseason

        Swans2012 · 15/03/2017 at 22:10

        Back to gaff, he is a gun, I reckon 105 average

    Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 00:19

    Love the balls of this team. I just hope when you are painting the fence you don't run out of paint just before the in laws come over for dinner.

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 00:35

      Sorry if my comment sounded flippant. By way of clarification I think you have way to many mid pricers.
      I see 2 or 3 keepers. Even if 3 or 4 of the other guys rip it up that is still 16 or 17 you will be looking to swap for premiums.
      Tall ask. Good luck though.

        Steeeve · 15/03/2017 at 08:03

        It's a huge risk alright. Thinking I'll convince a newbie at the office to run this team and then 'help' them manage it haha. I have a relatively safe structure as well.

          Derek · 15/03/2017 at 09:05

          Yeah. My son has a team like that

            Steeeve · 15/03/2017 at 14:19

            Ever worry about running two? I remember that fella who was leading last year but then everyone worked out he had two teams on the go…

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 06:32

    Steerevvvee. We only have 30 trades! You will run out. Might need to start with a couple more keepers to save the trades.

    Hartlett will play a defenceive role on half back and will score 70's. Downgrade him to s rookie. Jack to Hanners/JPK/Parker

    Wits to Strd. Waste of cash. Might as well spend that money on expensive forward rookie who can earn points.

      Steeeve · 15/03/2017 at 08:05

      Definitely see your point. See above, I'll probably handball this team. Have a muuuuch safer (more boring) team up my sleeve.
      But jeez this one makes me excited for the SC season to start!

    PJ8 · 15/03/2017 at 09:51

    Good luck, you will need it

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/03/2017 at 11:47

    It's different I'll give you that.

    Nice idea and can see the logic but you are going to need a blo0dy big paint brush or a paint sprayer as that is one helluva huge fence to paint!

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 21:18

    Wingard averaged 100 'multiple times'. Multiple being two. Love it.

The BONT · 14/03/2017 at 23:00

What does the communtity think of my team is there any room for improvement

DEF: Docerty, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Stewart, Vickers-Willis)

MID: Dangerfield, JPK, Treloar, Selwood , Fyfe, Beams, Powell-Pepper, Pickett (Miles, Barrett, Hibberd)

RUCK: Grundy Sandilands (Cameroon)

FWD Dahlhaus, Macrae, Lynch( GC ), Roughhead, McCarthy, Butler ( Houston, Eddy)

$5,800 left over


    MarkyV12 · 14/03/2017 at 23:11

    The only thing I'd nitpick at is Lynch selection. That week that GC has the bye you still need to field a full side, so your essentially just giving a premo a weeks rest for absolutely no reason. He's going to take you for a ride also, KPP up and down like a yoyo. You could probably pick him up in round 10 for the same or possibly less $$.

      The BONT · 15/03/2017 at 18:03

      Who would be better

John · 14/03/2017 at 23:21

Who will average higher omeara or Roughead can only pick one

    Jom · 14/03/2017 at 23:51


    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:16

    O'Meara, he probably won't play as many games as Roughie though

      Dukes · 15/03/2017 at 12:40

      Omeara likely to average more but roughy is a good chance of being a keeper in the forward line. Omeara your going have to upgrade at some point

GNR · 14/03/2017 at 23:21

Ive been having a hard time leaving Shaw and Docherty out of my side. They will be top 4 defenders come years end. Huge ceilings.





I think my first 3 fwds will end up being keepers and the other cash generators buy me time to see the emerging fwds that will be top at years end!

    Winter · 14/03/2017 at 23:47

    Really like this team. Defence rookies seem the safest bet so maybe downgrade Jones to someone like Vickers-Willis and use the cash to upgrade Steele to an ultra premo midfielder by switching Taranto up fwd. This reduces the mid-price risk and gives you one more keeper

      GNR · 15/03/2017 at 00:14

      Cheers winter. Getting rid of jones and Steele for EVW in def and Taranto in fwd I'm around the 540k mark to upgrade to a premo as you mentioned. I don't like anyone at that price in the midfield. Could possibly upgrade a fwd for the 540k price. A buddy or JK except I don't like the roller coaster ride with those guys.

    Northerner · 15/03/2017 at 01:56

    Far from a GnR team GNR?

      GNR · 15/03/2017 at 09:19

      Lack of rookies like other years have forced my hand otherwise.

    Dawk · 16/03/2017 at 14:50

    great team, I have a different setup, but also have 7 mid-prices

Jollly · 14/03/2017 at 23:29

Logue wasn't mentioned in the podcast any news on him

YeahTheBoys · 14/03/2017 at 23:35

Chuck some feedback my way, may have gone too me midpricers? Let me know your thoughts
DEF: Adams, Laird, Z.Jones, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Stewart, Guthrie)
MID: Danger, Selwood, Treloar, Fyfe, Titch, Barlow, Beams, O'Meara (SPP, Wigg, Pickett)
RUCK: Nankilands (Preuss)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughy, Steele, Taranto, McCarthy (Parfitt, Eddy)

Jollly · 14/03/2017 at 23:39

Like the Barlow pick

Winter · 14/03/2017 at 23:49

Not sure about Barlow. I'd downgrade/upgrade Jones and Marchbank to maybe a Vickers-Willis & Shaw. This reduces the amount of midpricers and gives you an extra keeper instead

    RuckmansYEAR · 15/03/2017 at 06:12

    Do it. Jones march equals spuds and tatoes.
    Nothing to gain from that combo in anyway. Delete delete.. uninstall.

Andos · 15/03/2017 at 00:28

Can anyone convince me to pick Tom Hickey?

    Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 00:56

    I can try .
    Lone wolf ruck. Longer won't come into the team with all the tall forwards. Bruce will give him the occasional chop out.
    See ball, get ball ruck. Plenty of disposals around clearances. Can't see any reason why he can't be the breakout ruck this year.

    Having said that I have Gawn(if it ain't broke don't fix it) and Sandi (how cheap ?!)

    FetusDave · 15/03/2017 at 09:15

    Saints used third man up most of any team last year (around 21% I think), so Hickey will benefit most from this rule change. Along with Saints improved midfield should give him more HOA. Can go large, scored a 157 last year.

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 11:17

    Nearly 30 touches as a ruckman is fairly impressive. Seems to be like a Stef prototype player

Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 01:33

Starting without Ablett guilt kicking in.
Feels very unfamiliar and wrong.
Gonna go shower before bed.

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 09:18

    The round 9 bye is the killer for me.

      Steeeve · 15/03/2017 at 14:29

      Maybe Gaz will be healthy yet down to $500,000 after his bye and just about to hit his old form?

Northerner · 15/03/2017 at 02:12

OK. Rucks. Rucks.

At this stage contemplating a Sandi/Witts with Nank FWD and CAMERON as DPP on bench or Strnadica if CAMERON not named. Leaving $240k in bank for contingency cover.

I think Witts can do 80+ and I see as good onfield points scoring rookie option v reliability of other rookies. He will be solo ruck with 2mP providing chop out. Makes all other lines healthy, with Taranto and 1 other on field forward, SPP onfield in Mid and Hampton and another onfield rookie in defence.

Also requires Zack Jones D4, Oliver M7 and Steele F4. Or I run the gauntlet and use cash to upgrade one of these to a premium.

Any thoughts?

    Jake · 16/03/2017 at 02:46

    I'm currently sitting with the same ruck structure.

    I'm with you re Witts. My thinking is he will average considerably more than similarly priced forward, and allows me to wait for a price drop on a Gawn or Goldy. In my case it allows me to fit Nick Riewoldt.

    I like those 3 picks but can't fit any of them in.

Carl · 15/03/2017 at 04:21

Is M.Kennedy from Giants a JLT trap or a decent pick? The last rookie spreadsheet makes him a no brainer pick based off those stats. Ave 80-85 @ $230k. I liked that those stats were based off disposals and tackles, not kicking a few goals or something more flukey.

Awakward price for sure…..Thoughts???

Derek · 15/03/2017 at 06:48

I've been a big fan of Mills all pre season, but I'm starting to look at my team with Beams at M7 instead of Mills at D3 and I like it. Almost same price.

Classic case of Fallen premium vs young breakout mid price.

Sandi is my only other 'risk' player.

Lack of mid price rookies may force change.

    The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 06:58

    No Fyfe then Derek? I count anyone coming back from an LTI as an additional risk no matter how good they are.
    I've been back and forth with that D3 spot too and I just can't bring myself to go into a season with only two def keepers.

      Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 09:16

      I assume, like me, he has Fyfe M6 in a very deep midfield.

        Derek · 15/03/2017 at 09:41

        Fyfe st M2 😉 that is where he should be.

        Fyfe is no risk

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 09:15

    Beams is my M7. Leaves me weak in the forward line but I'm comfortable with that.

      Derek · 15/03/2017 at 09:45

      I'm thinking Francis $250k DEF/FWD is worth a look at F5. Then putting Long DEF/FWD at D8 and open up swing set and use Long as a Forward and/or Defence rookie loophole.

        MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 09:59

        It's a nice link to have but is Francis going to line up Rd 1? Hasn't featured at all in JLT?

          Derek · 15/03/2017 at 10:12

          He played 80% of practice game in VFL and did good

        wombatsfc · 15/03/2017 at 10:05

        McInnes cheaper and more likely to get a run, that eagles backline is an injury waiting to happen

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/03/2017 at 11:45

        Isn't Francis making his way back from a pre season injure?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/03/2017 at 11:52

    I had mills at d4 but after his JLT beams is just too hard to ignore. .

    just for point generation alone.

    so bye caddy shack in Marchbank at d4.

    As Hampton should play only leaves a cheap rook at d6 and f8. Surely with the bench would get a couple of options.

    Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 12:37

    Who will be your D3?

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 15/03/2017 at 12:59


    Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 15:22

    Who is you D3 Derek?

      Derek · 15/03/2017 at 21:15

      Mills still there. Looking at getting a rookie at F4 instead of Roughie and keeping Mills.

      Adams, Laird, Mills, Hampton, VickersW, Otten, (Stewart, Hibberd)

      Danger, Fyfe, Hanners, Treloar, Selwood, TMitch, Beams, SPP (Barrett, Parfitt, Atley)

      Gawn, Sandilands (Strd)

      Dahlhaus, McCrae, Cyril, Simpkin, Pickett, Durdin (Eddy, Houston)

      3 in field rookies in forward line, but at least all my Rookies should play next week

      Is Beams too good value?

      Seems like I can only have 2 out of Mills, Beams or Roughie?

        hedski · 15/03/2017 at 22:12

        I have a feeling Adams has been given def status as a trap.
        Dodgy legs, dodgy ChampData.

          Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:26

          Don't tell me that. I love my DPP premiums

            hedski · 15/03/2017 at 23:48

            Same but looks like they've been clipped this year, most of them are a bit mmph.
            I'm thinking swing sets can be established a bit later when more rooks come out, as long as you have a few basics going (mid/fwd)/(ruck/fwd).

              Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:32

              I'll go ADAMS to Shaw in a heartbeat

        Swans2012 · 16/03/2017 at 08:40

        Beams no brainer for me Derek. I worry about mills, going to be a high ceiling for top 6 defender this year, he'll go well, but I'm thinking 90ish which won't be enough imo. Better off taking a chance up forward where 90-95 may be top 6. Just my opinion…..I do love mills though….

Relton Roberts · 15/03/2017 at 07:25

Excellent podcast. I plan on giving this a hot listen on the morning commute today. Love your work Jock.

If any other coaches out there have a second to peruse over my team, I'd greatly appreciate.

DEF: simmo, shaw, laird, marchbank, hampton, EVW (stewart, otten)
MID: danger, JPK, trelaor, fyfe, titchell, beams, swallow, SPP (wigg, barrett, hibberd)
RUCK: nank, sandiballs (preuss)
FOR: dahl, buddy, macrae, steele, taranto, parfitt (eddy, houston)

Couple risks in there, but still got a cheeky 20k up my sleeve if I convince myself Steele is a trap and I want Roughy instead. Not liking Gawn or Goldy this year either. The tall timber isn't arousing me as much this year.


    @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 15:24

    The only thing that jumps out at me Relton is the Round 11 Bye. F1 to F4 will all be out, plus Simpson, JPK and Beams. Food for thought.

    I have identical DEF and MID structure.

      Relton Roberts · 15/03/2017 at 17:20

      Mmmmmm you raise a very good point. Perhaps I'd be best to swap buddy for another forward option and save up some coin for another position.

50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 07:52

$350k left to spend but struggling to find the best place so could use some advice.

Shaw, Laird, Tuohy, Marchbank, Hampton (Otten, VW)

Danger, Kennedy, Fyfe, Titch, Hall, Beams, Jom, SPP (Barrett, Miles, Parfitt)

Nank, Sandi (Cameron)

Dahl, Greene, Steele, Taranto, McCarthy, Pickett (Houston, Eddy)

Maybe the forward line is missing one of JJk, Rewoldt or Franklin… I'll probably pick the wrong one though.

And I know there's no cover for the ruck situation but I'm happy to burn one trade to correct if that happens… which is better than what I've burned on Rocky the last two years 🙁

    Relton Roberts · 15/03/2017 at 08:00

    Very similar to the current version (v2309.166) of my team. Don't have the aggots to pick Touhy down back, but massive respect for your call.
    I'd personally upgrade McCarthy to Riewoldt if you can. Safer scorer and should play 22 games a year.
    Otherwise solid solllllllllid team.

      50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 08:21

      Yes, I could just scrape that trade in but it would leave me short on cash for an urgent ruck change or to correct another bad call early. I'm targetting between $100k to $200k in reserves at season start.

      Still, there's a few more days to dwell on this and change my team another 200 times…

    Kev · 15/03/2017 at 08:44

    I'd look at strengthening one of M4-6 and F3-5 into a rolled gold keepers. Still should leave a nice amount of cash leftover

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 08:48

    haven't seem much of Hall gutsy choice

    Tophawk · 15/03/2017 at 10:33

    I like this side a lot! I love the midfield POD selection. Aaron Hall. You are the first coach that I have seen that has picked him. Hall started like a bat out of hell last year, and if his JLT form is anything to go by, he will come out smoking again this year. He is also my midfield POD pick this year. At $519 K, that is value for money right there! And for anyone that tells you, but he has the bye in round 9, just tell them that you will deal with that come round 9. (after he has scored 1000 SC points in the first 8 rounds).

    Not sure about Tuohy at D3 and Nankervis at R1. Take a risk and put in Zak Jones at D3, pick up $136K ,upgrade Nankervis to Stefan Martin (Only if he Smith is not selected) or Hickey and then upgrade Steele or MCarthy to one of your mentioned forward premos. (I do like Mc Carthy by the way. He is in my side at F5. Hope it helps. Cheers

    @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 15:29

    Presuming Stewart is your D6.

    I'd use the extra cash to upgrade Steele and Tuohy to premiums.

      50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 17:39

      Sorry I missed Zac Jones in the back line. No stewart yet. The feedback has been great so thanks everyone.

      I'm happy with the midfield, but sounds like I need to think about Nank and Tuohy a little more.

Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 09:19

$100,500 in the bank, waiting for any last minute changes with the rookies. If nothing occurs, Kennedy to Dangerfield. The current structure allows me either 7 locks in the midfield. With the possibility of 8 locks if O'Meara behaves. Too many question marks over the rucks for me currently, so i'm going with some money generation against all of my best instincts. Happy with my 4 Forward locks, and 2 safe back locks. Running risky with the 2-0-6 structure in the backline, though the best money generators are there.

Lets play ball community!

DEF: Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Vickers-Willis, Stewart (Otten, Guthrie)
MID: Kennedy, Selwood, Treloar, Bontempelli, Fyfe, T.Mitchell, Beams, O'Meara (Powell-Pepper, Barrett, Hibberd)
RUCK: Nankervis, Sandilands (Cameron)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Caddy, Ryder, Taranto, Eddy (Pickett, Miles)

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 10:12

    Great looking team my Lord don't know about Caddy and Ryder being locks would go Rougy and maybe nick or jjk both definitely locks and over97 ave 2016 and Guthrie dicey

      Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 10:29

      I agree with Guthrie, awaiting team announcements. Sadly with the 2-0-6 approach I'll need to run the gauntlet, hence the 100k left to look at another option. I'm trusting in Caddy and Ryder, Caddy purely on the instincts that he should improve of last year with less opposition for spots and Ryder I need a trusty switch man for Sandilands if the worst case scenario. I'm sceptical on Nank as well which is causing my many mental issues.

    Kev · 15/03/2017 at 10:51

    Danger is a must, Lord SC. You've saved a lot of cash by going with a 2/0/6 defence and two midprice ruckman.

      Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 10:56

      Dont worry Danger has flicked in and out a few times, though I am considering working the reverse POD role on him at the moment. I have a very strong midfield and have O'Meara who's only purpose is a Danger upgrade at a later stage. The other consideration is Nank to Martin/Grundy option.

      Thursday lunchtime will be crucial.

        Daniel Zimmerman · 15/03/2017 at 12:44

        "reverse POD role"

        Meaning, everyone else and their mom will have him scoring 130+ (x2 for captaincy) and you won't?

        It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it pays off for 'em.

          Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 12:53

          Thats IF and I mean IF he averages 130+ again, what if he goes back to averaging 115-120 and I grab him in 7-8 rounds at a nicer price. Whilst in the mean time i'm rolling with Fyfe averaging 120+ that he backed up 2 years in a row? Everyone goes on about Dangerfield and yes he has played well during the JLT, but if he drops a number 2 in the bed I wont wear it. If he does the same again, I still have Kennedy, Selwood, Treloar & Fyfe for 110 guaranteed Captiancy.

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 12:44

    You are saying 7 mid keepers, where do you fit both Danger and Pendles? If you are starting 7 keepers you need to start one or the other imo.

      Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 13:01

      What if I dont classify Pendles as a keeper? I believe this year Trealor will be Pendlebury. In saying that, if he isnt and the rest do what they're supposed to do. I am still utilising PODs until the break when most will get on board.

        Holty · 15/03/2017 at 14:11

        Fair enough. If you believe all those mids you have picked will average more then Pendles, i have no problems with this side. Ive gone strong in the mids as well.

    BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 13:05

    SPP will score more then stewart , VW and Eddy. Need to have him on field.
    Option1: Drop Prem mid and upgraded Guthrie who will not play to Prem Back.
    Option 2: Drop Omeara and pick up a Mid pricer in defence.

    I believe doing one of these option would make your team more stable across all lines.

    Also who is goin to be ya floating donut?

      Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 13:13

      Great point you make, have toiled over the idea of this as well. Though leaving out O'Meara I cannot, saying that SPP is in the squad to fatten up and sell off at a later point. I may lack 20pts per game from a rookie early on, though feel the end goal will justify the means of doing so.

      As for donut, depending on Thursdays teamsheet I will change Strnadica in for Cameron otherwise Guthrie is my current marked man.

        BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 13:39

        If drop say Bont who is a maybe top 10 MID to Rance who is a top 8 DEF.

        Then upgrade Selwood to Danger. You now have the 2 best CAPT options in Danger and Fyfe. I understand you are trying Danger as a reverse POB but there is less risk him then is he starts slow in first 2 rounds swap to selwood and bank the cash.

        The above option will increase you team score while given you a top 8 DEF over a maybe top 10 MID.

        Just my 2 cents

          Lord Supercoach · 15/03/2017 at 13:52

          You're an ideas man BlakeyP! Actually love this concept, I'll actually be giving this idea a bit of thought! Great 2 cents!

            BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 14:31

            To easy glad I could help and Good luck with the year.

neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 09:23

decided on risk free approach this year only three midpricers. Roughy Sandy and Oliver..Looked closely at Beams Lloyd and Swallow but each has a flaw too great for me.Lloyd will probably not get the mid time needed so Adams gets the nod Beams simply his injuries too much to risk Oliver the young Bull gets that one my breakout and will get mid time and Swallow his time out and injury too much Roughy with the captaincy and remember hawks do this extremely well Hodge and Mitchell superb leaders and Roughy is a fallen prem HE GETS THAT GIG. now the real easy bit rookies will keep an eye on two forgotten rooks Berry and Long knowing they wont be available early cheers NEIL

    Rick Grimes · 16/03/2017 at 04:50

    Oliver = hype = year too early

Ryan · 15/03/2017 at 09:27

Lloyd or Tuohy?

    RuckmansYEAR · 15/03/2017 at 13:18

    Lloyd every day of the week

Laird Lad Donuts · 15/03/2017 at 09:57

Midfield right now looks like this
Danger, JPK, Trealor, Fyfe, Beams, SPP
Changed up the midfield so many times but these are the players that im considering for the last 2 spots
Priddis, Sidebum, Bont, Cripps, RGray
Out of these 5 who would be the best option

    macca · 15/03/2017 at 10:24

    Bont has to be one of em

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 10:45

    Bont and Priddis prob the safest choice. I've currently gone with Cripps though. Hoping he comes good for round 1 and isn't too underdone.

Sunny · 15/03/2017 at 09:59

Roughead or Jack Steele???

    Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 10:19

    I've gone Roughy. Already have Roo at F1 and I'll be damned if I have two sainters in my supercoach team, let alone my forward line!

Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 10:13

The bloody hickerystick….. Must have read the magazine 3 times since JLT finished, particularly the ruck articles. Absolutely no idea what to do with my structure, hitting clear and starting again!

rahog · 15/03/2017 at 10:14


DEF: SDocherty. HShaw. ARance. RLaird. RMurphy. AOtten. (TStewart. ZGuthrie.)

MID: PDangerfield. DHannebery. ATreloar. NFyfe. DBeams. JO'Meara. DSwallow. SPowell-Pepper. (JBarret. BJarman. RFox.)

RUCK: TNankervis. ASandilands. (Strndica)

FWD: LDahlhaus. JMacrae. JRoughead. WHoskin-Elliott. CMcCarthy. ABlack. (DCameron. BEddy.)


    Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 10:19

    Only thing I would say is you've gone heavy in defence. With a plethora of defence rookies and not much else on offer across the other lines, 2017 appears to be the season to go thinner than usual in defence. Gotta think about that cash generation

      rahog · 15/03/2017 at 11:09

      thanks for the advice Marco Polo mate… I feel like your right, but every year I start which a weak defence… do you think its better to add a few more rookies and beef up my forward line instead?

        Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 11:21

        That's basically what I've done, I'm slightly heavier in each line compared to yours, doesn't mean it's the correct decision though. I think it's just important to keep in mind how you are going to gain enough cash to get your team to full premo. And with expensive rookies like WHE and mccarthy, added to your limited number of defensive rookies (who appear to be our best scoring rookies at the moment), you may accrue cash a little slow. Simply an observation

          rahog · 15/03/2017 at 11:39

          cool, thanks heaps there bro. Makes a lot of sense, back to the drawing board 😛 only 8 days to go cant wait!!!!

            Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 11:59

            All good brother, good luck with it.

HDG · 15/03/2017 at 10:30

josh kelly?

    jezzahill · 15/03/2017 at 11:26

    Definitely a potential breakout candidate, especially now that Coniglio and Whitfield are out for extended periods. I won't be selecting him though mainly because he won't finish as a top 10 mid, meaning that he could be taking up a space you could use on someone else.

Stompers · 15/03/2017 at 11:11

Changing my def around and around but still end up with 3 crows, Laird, Hampton and Otten, just seems to much,

How many people have done the same?

Doesn't look good on the byes

    Zee888 · 15/03/2017 at 11:34

    Stompers, assume you will upgrade Hampton or Otten pre-adel bye so you can sort it out then. I agree it makes me nervous.

      rahog · 15/03/2017 at 11:40

      SAME!!! rrrrr big risk. even 2 makes me nervous, i hate having x2 of the same team in the same line…

        neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 12:29

        how does it matter best 18can be anywhere

        Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 15:04

        Same line? LOL why on earth does it matter?

    daniel · 15/03/2017 at 13:23

    Hampton and Otten (or at least one of them) would be traded out over their bye (assuming they make enough cash), so it shouldn't be too much.

    Kyle · 15/03/2017 at 20:37

    Otten wouldn't be in your team for the byes you wouldn't think, Hampton well we'll see how he goes with how long his price raises

Seb · 15/03/2017 at 11:19

Who is starting with Myers on their bench?

    Jez · 15/03/2017 at 13:33

    No one should be. He won't play at the start of the season. Jump on him mid-year when you need to cull one of your other midfield rookies.

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 15:55

    If we dont have enough mid rookies starting, i will consider it.

    Kevan · 15/03/2017 at 19:40

    If we do not have enough mid rookies starting I'm looking to start Myres on the bench, will save a much needed trade later on. Maybe chuck in Berry as well.

    The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 22:40

    At the moment yes but it may change. Handy loophole player and Essendon have a few late games early.

      hedski · 15/03/2017 at 23:53

      Did it with Petracca last year Ranger worked a treat but with no DPP better going Del-Cucumber whatever from Freo.
      I'd let Myers play a few before putting him in but just my two bob.

        The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 23:58

        Yeah same Hedski, the Tractor was a winner last year but that was partly because of the DPP.
        Still weighing it up.
        At least Myers will likely get a game at some point, not looked at the Cucumber yet but will do now mate.

          hedski · 16/03/2017 at 00:23

          Loophole if you don't go serious penii

    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:29

    If Robbo is then it's probably the wrong thing to do

Imgonnalose · 15/03/2017 at 11:23

Hey guys, thoughts on my team, currently thinking about a super risky ruck with nank for cover, allowing me to beef up my mid. Any advice is appreciated

Def: Simmo, Heater, Laird, Hampton, EVW, Otten
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Selwood, Priddus, Sloane, Fyfe, Beams, SPP
Ruck: Sandi, Witts
Forward: Dahl, Macrae, Roughead, Nank, WHE, Eddy

Rookies obviously subject to change

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 12:53

    I have the same ruck structure with the Nank as backup. With lack of rookies this year, i've simply picked my top 10 who I think have job security and structured my side around that. Witts will have better job security then most so he is in my side starting as 200k+ is to much to have sitting on your bench.

      Imgonnalose · 15/03/2017 at 14:06

      Yes, not too blessed with rookies this year… What are your thoughts on Sloanedog considering lack of preseason?

        Jake · 16/03/2017 at 02:52

        I'm running the same ruck combo, feeling more confident other people are considering it.

        I wouldn't worry too much about Sloane if he's named round one. Seems fit as ever besides the face, and I'm pretty sure I read an article where Don Pyke described him as a 'caged animal' atm. Good early draw for Adelaide too, I've had a good think about him.

    Carl · 15/03/2017 at 15:48

    I'm running those same 3 at the moment. Pretty confident. I'm actually thinking of dropping Nank as I think Witts and him will both ave similar numbers but it's just a bit too crazy for my liking

Thomas · 15/03/2017 at 11:24

Currently got Macrae in at F2, but not sold. Should i stick with him or bring in with someone like NRoo? I really want him, but not sure he is worth the price tag. I could also bring in someone like Gunston or Lynch as PODs. Who should i go with and is there a better option that i havent mentioned? Already got Dahl.

    Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 12:18

    If I didn't have so many hawks players in my team already I'd be looking a lot harder at Gunston this year. He'll be a top 8 forward come years end and pretty sure he has a really low ownership rating.

    rosy · 15/03/2017 at 12:40

    I've been waiting for Saint Nick to fall away in his output for yrs. It just wont happen. He'll average above 100 until the moment his body actually blows up, which could be this season! If he plays 18+ games, he'll be in the top 6 FWDs.

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 12:57

    Hi Thomas
    Why aren't you sold on Macrae? Has he changed his role at the Bulldogs? This is the cheapest he has started at for a few years now and imo one of the only premo forwards that you should feel confident that will average more than his starting price. Either way, all the guys you have mentioned are all valid picks.

    RuckmansYEAR · 15/03/2017 at 13:15

    So many q's on fwd's this year. I went good lines everywhere else and took risks in there.

    Rivo · 15/03/2017 at 13:51

    Go for Buddy! He is my F2, looks fit and ready to have a big season.

    Kyle · 15/03/2017 at 20:40

    I have Roo in mine. Every year he is doubted in supercoach but he continues to produce? With the saints on the rise i don't see him being anything less. He averages 117 at etihad stadium, the saints play roughly there first 9 out of 10-11 game there. I'd pick him

Nick · 15/03/2017 at 11:36

Watson and Marchbank
Tom Mitchell and Zac Guthrie

I want option 2, but im worried about job security. Marchbank will be my F4

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:40


FenceSitter · 15/03/2017 at 11:43

JJK or Buddy? I'm bloody torn community!

    Nick · 15/03/2017 at 11:45

    JJK for bye round

    Buddy for a bit more consitency

      THE NANK · 15/03/2017 at 11:57

      Agreed, will get bigger scores from JJK but better consistency from Buddy

    Bells E Bubb · 15/03/2017 at 15:13


    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 18:51

    One was one of the most consistent forwards in the comp last year, the other the least consistent. Depends on what you want

THE NANK · 15/03/2017 at 11:56

Shaw or Docherty??

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 12:59

    Shaw, only because he is proven. But honestly they should both be keepers by seasons end

    RuckmansYEAR · 15/03/2017 at 13:12

    Shaw kicks to himself 15 times a game out of the goal sqaure. If he plays he auto gets points wet dry or otherwise.

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 14:49

    I can see teams putting work into Shaw when the real thing starts. End of last season showed he can be shutdown and he doesn't like it. You could argue teams will do that to Doch as well but I question why you would bother tagging a Blues defender.

      Northerner · 16/03/2017 at 07:10

      I'm on that logic as well. The Doch just has a game that is loved by SC scoring. His 115 in last JLT was from just an average game. Compare to Laird who had an outstanding and very visible game that only scored similarly.

    Danners · 15/03/2017 at 18:51

    Shaw, save the $20k

From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 12:00

Trealor and Jaegar
Pendles and Swallow

    the bont · 15/03/2017 at 12:04

    trelour & jagar

    Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 12:17

    T&J for me

    jez_m · 15/03/2017 at 14:40

    First option

MorrowSC · 15/03/2017 at 12:08

Is there anyone where we can find the TOG% from players for the JLT series?

Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 12:16

For those who were planning on starting with Mills in their team.. interested to hear where your heads are at now.

I've noticed many have either downgraded to a Marchbank, or upgraded to a premo. What brought this on…. McVeigh injury? Swans structure? Price? Lack of top 10 confidence?

D3 has given me the most trouble this pre season, with a cheaper D3 it allows me to load up my midfield and keep Roo at F1.

    MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 13:21

    I was considering him at d3 but realistically for him to be a keeper he would need to avg over 95. Just can't really see it happening this year

    Bells E Bubb · 15/03/2017 at 15:16

    Now you'll have a POD!
    I think people are realising there are a LOT of mid pricers to consider – and cutting some wherever possible. If a couple of rookies not named down back then expect a flood of late interest in Mills.

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 15:19

    Second year. A lot to ask.

    Beady Eye · 15/03/2017 at 16:37

    A combination of the above for me.

    Ending up going for his teammate Lloyd, the logic being that his natural scoring progression (58, 69, 84 the past three years) is trending closer to the 95+ average you'd be looking for to finish around the top 10 defenders.

    Mills is clearly on a faster track to premo status, but I think it's more likely 2018 is the year he gets there.

James · 15/03/2017 at 12:18

Very undecided with my team right this moment. Im going into this year with a mentality of high risk, high reward!
Supercoach community help me out.

Def: Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (EVW, Otten)

Mid: Dangerfield, Fyfe, JPK, Treloar, Priddis, Beams, O'Meara, SPP (Barrett, Miles, Parfitt)

Rucks: Nankervis, Sandilands (Cameron)

Fwd: Dahlhaus, Franklin, Roughead, Steele, Taranto, Hoskin-Elliott (Pickett, Eddy)

    John James · 16/03/2017 at 00:45

    Very happy with your rucks and fwds,because I have the same,originally had the set and forget of Gawn/Grundy,but once Spencer came in and Grundy looked injured,I went to Nank/Sand.In the fwds I had the first three from the start,the other three came later.In defence I did have Laird but changed to Lloyd,Mids there are so many I just think its a personal choice,I have five of your eight.

Rick Grimes · 15/03/2017 at 12:30

Any thoughts on my latest attempt. I've gone with job security as a key for my rookies, hence paying a premium. My concern is cash generation but i'm hoping some astute mid season down grades will get me there.

Laird, Lloyd, Thurlow, Machbank, Hampton, Otten, Vickers-Willis, Stewart
Danger, Hanners, Treloar, Fyfe, Shuey, Mitchell, Beams, Toranto, Pickett, Hibberd, Wigg
Nanscrevis, Sandi, Sterndicka
Kennedy, Dahl, Greene, Steele, Hoskin-Elliott, McCarthy, Eddy, King/Cameron/Pruess

    Marco_Polo94 · 15/03/2017 at 12:44

    I've seen some risky backlines over the past few weeks but this one takes the cake! Like the shuey pick. Be wary of Greene, people got aroused with his final JLT game… check out his JLT 2 stats to be brought back down to earth.

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 14:51

    Is Preuss dpp?

    SPP · 15/03/2017 at 15:04

    If you want a secure rookie I'd be looking towards powell-pepper.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 15:29

    Hope I play you early Rick this team is full of holes sorry mate def is thin mids look wont go further except keep king there when you play me you really got to change things apologies for this just my view

      Rick Grimes · 15/03/2017 at 18:57

      Put yours up pal. Easy to take pit shots from the cheap seats. I've been top 2k last couple years so I don't fear anyone.

      Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:37

      You're a one eyed melbourne supporter I've seen your posts.

      I like your team Rick lots of educated guesses of who is on the up this year.

      Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:37

      Not sure about Taranto's JS though.

    BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 19:47

    How is SPP not in your team currently the only mid rookie you can trust.
    Toranto FWD drop a rookie SPP in.

spuds · 15/03/2017 at 12:31

G'day community would really appreciate your thoughts on my team, cheers

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Tuohy, Hampton, Z.Guthrie, F.Watson – Bench: Hinge, Mcniece
MID: Danger, J. Sellwood, Treloar, Bont, Fyfe, T.Mitchell, M.Crouch, D. Beams – Bench: Jarman, Fox, Grewar
RUCK: Nankilands – Bench: Strandica
FWD: Buddy, T.Lynch, S.Higgins, J. Steele, B. Eddy, Z. sporule – Bench: Maynard, Bayok

Wanna chuck roughy in there somewhere

Would really appreciate feedback

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 14:52

    I'd go roughie ahead of Higgins and Steele. Probably even Lynch.

      spuds · 15/03/2017 at 19:47


    Randomcliche2 · 15/03/2017 at 22:47

    Love it. Laird to Adams, crouch to armitage, if you need to pinch some pennies for SPP and other rookies come the dreaded naming Thursday. All the best.

rosy · 15/03/2017 at 12:35

I don't think Caddy and Roughie are going to be in the top 15 FWDs this year. If you are using them as midprice stepping stones then that's ok, eventhough I think there are better value options. I think they'll both average about 85-90 by season's end. I would be swapping Caddy for Steele and taking that extra cash and upgrading Roughie to an actual premo.

    Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 12:44

    lol Caddy will be top 15, but you should be asking if they will be top 6-8 and for mine that is a no. Please pick Steele so your out of the running for the prize thankyou

    RuckmansYEAR · 15/03/2017 at 13:08

    I agree with you rosy. Not 15 but steppers. Caddy is a dud. Just because he looks ok at richmond don't forget he was a spud at geelong. Am using roughie as a stepper here though. And as for steele, i am thinking he's a first 5 rounder swap aswell. But i won't be picking him. Goodluck chief.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 15:35

    bit rough on roughy champ not in best 15 even caddy would be close

    Randomcliche2 · 15/03/2017 at 23:02

    Would like to see the 15 ahead of them…
    Let's have a go….
    2. Roo
    1. Dahl
    3. Macrae
    4. Buddy
    5. Lynch
    6. JJK
    7. Lids
    8. Ryder
    9. Higgins
    10. Nank
    12. Rioli
    13. Gunston
    14. Wallis
    15. Greene
    ?Steele (your words)

    Okay I can see that scenario playing out…but that relies on bunch of KPFs kicking regular bags, some rucks continuing to get to play solo and Caddy doing hamstring and Rioli keeping his together. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. But who are your top 6 or even 9….I've shown you mine :-p

      RuckmansYEAR · 16/03/2017 at 12:29

      How can lod be 7 when he isn't playing.. wallis injured aswell.. where did this list come from..haha
      Anyway it's all subjective and only opinions so you don't have to agree. No need to rubbish other peoples opinions and expecially when your own don't make sense..

        Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 17:06

        Maybe a bit harsh…I didn't mean to offend. Sorry.
        My list is by season avg per game. Yes lids is on my shopping list. He would be higher but not for doing a full preseason. Wallis will be back at some point to. But as you say its all subjective.
        I think all on that list plus caddy roughy and Steele can do, 93 my threshold for a f4 onwards keeper. I can't see caddy hitting 600k so I don't think he is a stone only a potential keeper. The forward line is the hardest. All the best.

Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 12:42

So Eddy & Houston upgraded.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 16:10

    is that right where

Dukes · 15/03/2017 at 12:43

Anyone know where can find jlt player averages kicks, handballs ect

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 15:21

    Have a look at footywire

HallyMate · 15/03/2017 at 12:45

Is it still a guns and rookies team if the majority of "rookies" are 200k+?
Considering WHE, Taranto and McCarthy at F4-6 as well as Thurlow and Marchbank in the backline, with the lack of quality cheap rookies it really feels you have to pay the extra bit more for that job security

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 15:24

    A few 'Fallen Mid-pricers" have made their way into my team as well

No idea · 15/03/2017 at 12:47

Thoughts on this team

Backs Simpson, shaw, z. Jones, thurlow, Hampton and EVW ( otten and tom Stewart

Mids danger, josh Kennedy, treloar, fyfe, josh Kelly, d beams, JOM, SPP (Pickett, Barrett, balic)

Rucks Gawn and nankervis ( Preuss)

Forward Roo, Dal, Roughead, Steele, Taranto, Butler (eddy and parfitt)

Rookies could change in lead up to round 1

    Luke444 · 16/03/2017 at 15:52

    I like this team. No Sandilands. Less worry haha. Swap butler for Houston. Then you won't have a problem Houston

Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 13:01

As a pie supporter its funny to me that Adams is a Def Mid. Not really sure lve seen Adams play many times behind the ball! Just saying.

    Holty · 15/03/2017 at 13:19

    Maybe because the ball spent so much time in Collingwoods defense last year it just seemed he played in defense. Bahahaha
    Oh wait, im a Carlton supporter. I should probably not comment as the ball will be spending more time in our backline.

    PJ8 · 15/03/2017 at 13:34

    Great news for us! Leave him in the middle!

    Touk tuk · 15/03/2017 at 14:25

    How do u think josh smith will go this year?? Can he average 90s?

      TheGreatBozza · 15/03/2017 at 14:58

      I think he can. Gave collingwood great run off the half back last year

      Shake n bake · 15/03/2017 at 15:27

      Don't think he'll hit that celing Touk. Can play half back at times push up to the wing but have also seen him lock on small fwds. More like 80 maybe!

    SCaddict · 15/03/2017 at 14:40

    Yeah one of the most total BS DPPs I reckon I've ever seen. Heat map my arse! He's basically a full time mid assigned a DEF bonus this season, like he won it in a lucky dip or something.

    Assuming he can stay healthy he will almost certainly finish a top 6 defender so value rating is high.

      Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 14:54

      Macrae is second in the BS dpp stakes.

        Blueth · 15/03/2017 at 18:59

        how many goals did he kick in the reg season anyone? 1 i think? dangerous

        Randomcliche2 · 15/03/2017 at 23:10

        So are you running him?

      INPieman · 15/03/2017 at 15:11

      Agreed. And they also gave Hamish Hartlett DPP out of sympathy for being crap

        Keenbutclueless · 15/03/2017 at 15:26

        Yup. And we still won't pick him

      @t_woof · 15/03/2017 at 15:49

      Standard Champion Data rort.

        Big G · 16/03/2017 at 15:36

        Last year I had Joey as a forward, but never seen him play forward in my life.

neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 13:41

been in and out of my team finally it was adams or Lloyd adams just too good

Rivo · 15/03/2017 at 13:47

Here is my revised team, just $1k left. Need this squad to take me through a few rounds. Any feedback appreciated.

1. Sticking with Gawn at R1; Sandi and Fwd cover with Nank at F4;
2. Taking JOM & Swallow over Beams & rookie;
3. Backing in M.Crouch to enter beast mode at M5;
4. Going 3,0,5 in deference with mid swing if needed;
5. Buddy at F2 over Caddy and Macrae. Feel he will go large.

D: Doc, Shaw, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (EVW, Stewart);
M: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Fyfe, M.Crouch, JOM, Swallow, SPP (Barrett, Hibberd, Parfitt);
R: Gawn, Sandi (Strnadica);
F: Dahl, Franklin, Roughy, Nank, Taranto, Pickett (Eddy, Miles).

Any feedback appreciated.

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 15:26

    Really good team

      Rivo · 15/03/2017 at 17:19

      Thanks Derek. Waiting for team selections now.

    Carl · 15/03/2017 at 15:54

    Can't see M Crouch Ave over 105 which makes him irrelevant but other than that really like this team!

      Rivo · 15/03/2017 at 17:01

      Hi Carl. I think he can get there. Worst case, it's a swing back to Beams or Oliver.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 16:24

    top effort Rivo where is the mid swing I prefer Oliver over crouch and ryder over nank

      Rivo · 15/03/2017 at 16:59

      Thanks Neil D. Mid swing would be loophole donut (Witherden or Berry), depends on team selections. Re Crouch, he is a beast and I'm following Jocks bible on this one. I like Oliver but think he's going to be inconsistent this season. Ryder was in my team but Nank hard to ignore.

Stupid Coach · 15/03/2017 at 13:53

Greetings Community. My team as it stands:

B: Doc, Shaw, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank, EVW, (Otten, Stewart)
Mid: Danger, Pendles, Ward, Fyfe, JOM, SPP (Greenwood, Pickett, Parfitt)
Rucks: Gawn, Nankervis (Strandica)
Forwards: N Reiwoldt, Dahl, Lynch (GCS), Steele, Taranto, Houston (Cameron, Eddy)

Issues I am trying to resolve

D4 – Do I stick with Lloyd or go with T McDonald, McGovern or Howe
Not sold on Marchbank – should I replace him with another rookie.
Mid – Want to include another premo, as Fyfe, Pendles and Ward all have the same bye but need more cash (where can I make any cuts)
Ruck – Nankervis or Witts for R2 and who I should have on the bench.
Fwds – Should i have Taranto and McCarthy. Is there anyone else that I should have in the fwd line.

Any thoughts/comments much appreciated.

    Keenbutclueless · 15/03/2017 at 14:29

    You are two mids short

      Jason · 15/03/2017 at 18:13

      Go Pendles to Treloar = 40K

        Jason · 15/03/2017 at 18:14

        Roughy Forward

Darren · 15/03/2017 at 14:04

Looking for a few people to join league: 347664, looking to be really competitive.

Michael Scofield · 15/03/2017 at 14:08


Adams, Laird, Doch, Hampton, Otten and Vikars Willis
Danger, Pendels, Fyfe, Hannerz, Beams, Murph, Omeara and Powell Pepper
Grundy and Sandilands
Dahl, Macrae, Greene, Steele, Tarnto and Hoskin Elliot

    hedski · 16/03/2017 at 00:26

    Mythical. Sry Mick been waiting for someone to say that.

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 17:29

    It's strong, with some calculated risks. I wont run Murph but hey he could big. Good luck.

Imgonnalose · 15/03/2017 at 14:27

Thoughts on Sloanedog guys after a limited preseason?

    Bill · 15/03/2017 at 14:32

    Would avoid. May not even play Rd1 and even if he does will be underdone with 0 JLT games under his belt. Target him as a midseason upgrade instead.

      Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 14:57

      Why will he be underdone? He can do everything except contact work.

    jez_m · 15/03/2017 at 14:38

    Given he hasn't played any of the pre-season, look at him as a mid-season upgrade target.

    INPieman · 15/03/2017 at 15:08

    I'm taking a wait & see approach with Sloane

    Bells E Bubb · 15/03/2017 at 15:19

    A nice midseason pick up if he takes a few games to warm up.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 15:41

    bye round upgrade but a champ nonetheless

    Randomcliche2 · 15/03/2017 at 23:16

    Rule number 4. Don't select if they haven't been in full training since feb.

      The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 23:22

      Ok you got me.
      What are rules 1 – 3?

        hedski · 16/03/2017 at 00:31

        1-No Dac Zawson.
        2-No Sam Gray.
        3-No mid strength beer.
        Sry Dac.

Ryan · 15/03/2017 at 15:46

DEF: Adams, laird, tuohy, mills, hampton, vickers-willis, (newman, stewart)
MID: danger, treloar, fyfe, tmitch, beams, steele, omeara, spp, (freeman, hibberd, barrett)
RUCK: gawn, sandi (strandaica)
FWD: riewoldt, macrae, higgins, roughy, black, taranto (pickett, eddy)

thoughts on my side?

    Randomcliche2 · 15/03/2017 at 23:24

    Wow. Nice one 17 premos and mid pricers, one/two more than most, with all bar O'mera being potential keepers. I like. Perhaps nank over roughy for some cover. If black not named consider Steele straight into fwd where he prolly should be. It also means you rate him over swallow. Prefer Dahl over macrae so look for a few tweaks to make that happen. Cheers

seb · 15/03/2017 at 15:57

What happens if u make two teams?? Does it take away both accounts accounts?

    roger · 15/03/2017 at 16:01

    why did you say ''accounts accounts'', is there an echo where you are?

      INPieman · 15/03/2017 at 16:06

      You can only have 1 team to be eligible to win anything. If you run a 2nd team your disqualified. A guy leading towards the end of last year was busted running 3 teams

        seb · 15/03/2017 at 16:09

        Okay cheers pieman

      seb · 15/03/2017 at 16:09

      Typo buddy

        50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 18:22

        I think you mean typo buddy buddy… 😉

    Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 17:05

    Just run the one team.
    I contemplated running one with my girlfriends email.
    Had a nightmare in which her team had won the 50k. Jay Clarke asked her why she waited to trade in Nick Riewoldt and she replied with "Who" … Busted ..

      50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 18:26

      I reckon she might know who Nick Riewoldt is… remember the Dick pic.

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:33

    For just thinking about it you suck

      seb · 16/03/2017 at 10:30

      Just a question mate calm down. People were talking about it in earlier comments and I was interested.

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 09:40

    Just a distraction bud. There are so many options you'll just lose focus and make a bad trade or forget to loophole or captain properly….one is more than enough once the real thing starts. (If you do run it you'd really need two devices logged in separately to make quick changes once teams named etc.) I'm running one team.
    Ps it's an extra 20 bucks for premo access again…there are better expected returns for 20 bucks mate. This should just be a hobby, done properly.

      Beezneez · 16/03/2017 at 13:48


Jozza · 15/03/2017 at 16:17


    Beady Eye · 15/03/2017 at 16:40


    jezzahill · 16/03/2017 at 14:45

    Flip a coin. Both good options

Kevdog · 15/03/2017 at 16:30

Def: Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Vickers-Willis, Stewart)
Mid: Danger, Hannebery, Treloar, Fyfe, Titchell, Beams, Swallow, SPP (Barrett, Pickett, Hibberd)
Ruck: Martin, Sandi (Cameron)
Fwd: Roo, Dahlhaus, Roughy, Boyd, Taranto, McCarthy (Butler, Eddy)

27.5k left, thoughts ?

    Kev · 15/03/2017 at 17:01

    Looks good, Kevdog. Not a fan of Boyd really, what's your plan for him? Won't be a top ruck or forward

      Kevdog · 15/03/2017 at 17:19

      Not sure at the moment, maybe insurance for Sandi if he breaks down or I might switch him for a hoskin-elliott type.

        Jason · 15/03/2017 at 18:10

        Just get da Nank

Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 16:36

Posted earlier in this thread re my self loathing not starting a season with GAJ. One of the replies said he could be a great pickup post byes at $500k. This got me thinking, how would you fit him in ? With everyone stacking their midfield it will probably be the first line filled.

So some food for thought.
One of my favourite Steven Wright quotes is "I never predict the future ….. and I never will" . But what if ….

GAJ plays the first half of the season playing forward and getting some confidence back in his body. During this time we have completed our premo midfields. Gold Coast are a chance to get in the 8. Rocket injects a fully fit GAJ back into the midfield.
He comes out with a 140 but trading any of our premo mids is wasting a trade. But what if he does it 3 or 4 weeks in a row ?

All speculation of course but just saying as the season progresses I may try to roll over some M8 rookies to keep a spot for the Little Master.

    Kev · 15/03/2017 at 16:59

    If a guy is pushing out constant 140's it's a no brainer to get him in, Juzzy. Completed midfield or not. Would be a handy M9 loophole!

    At the moment 620k is too much for me. He would need to average 95 up until his round 9 bye to be around the 500k mark

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 17:20

      Love it Kev.
      GAJ as a M9 loop. Never thought I would see those words in the same sentence 🙂

      Agree too expensive but think that might be a realistic avg up to round 9.

      Then again he might avg 150 and make fools of us all.

    The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 17:04

    It's one of the reasons I'm trying to stick to only five keeper mids at the start of the season Juzzy.
    There's lots of what ifs surrounding the top mids this year.
    At the moment I'm starting with Danger, Fyfe, Pendles, JPK and Hannebery but any one of GAJ, Rocky, Beams, TMitch, Cripps, Bont, ZMerret, Neale,Treloar and Parker could fill the other three spots by season end and I want to make sure I end up with as close as possible to the top eight.

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 17:24

      I hope your other mids are the swallow jom beams types.
      If not give me the good mail.
      I have 6 with swallow (did I just misspell that above ?) and SPP on field.

        The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 18:04

        Still trying to go as GnR as possible mate so it's Swallow, Taranto and Pepper Pig at the moment.

      Beezneez · 16/03/2017 at 13:58

      I was about to write the exact same thing. Have Oliver JOM & a ròok for upgrades to the players you mentioned – have Beams and Treloar. Currently also have Rockliff who I may change to one of those mentioned – want Pendlebury but not enough cash.

    MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 18:22

    This is constantly on my mind when I look at my damn 6x 550k+, Beams(keeper if he gets back to 110) and SPP midfield. -.-

Hazza · 15/03/2017 at 16:47

Ed Curnow POD?

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:32

    550K? Will be a real POD at 0% ownership.

    micdidjeri · 15/03/2017 at 22:50

    I like it.

From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 17:07

Jelwood and trealor
Rocky and Pendle

    Jason · 15/03/2017 at 18:06

    Jelwood and Treloar

    MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 18:15

    can you fit Pendles and Selwood?? only 3k more for him then rocky? I'd go Selwood over Rocky, but Pendles vs Treloar is another great question to ask!

    @t_woof · 16/03/2017 at 16:01

    Option 1. Rockliff's injury history tilts it to option 1.

Daniel · 15/03/2017 at 17:11

Adams and Thurlow or Howe and Zak Jones as D3/D4?

    Northerner · 15/03/2017 at 22:40

    Latter for mine. I'm concerned about Adams' ability to stay on the park.

Cunnaz · 15/03/2017 at 17:14

When are these bloody team reveals, jock?

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:31

    They did team reveals earlier?

    Maybe they don't want everyone having cookie cutters again?

    Notice how most people in the discussions aren't posting their teams…………….

Tommo · 15/03/2017 at 17:15

Hey lads would love some feedback

DEF: S.Docherty, T.Adams, R.Laird, C.Hampton, EVW, N.Newman (A.Otten, T.Stewart)
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, T.Mitchell, D. Beams, SPP, J.Pickett (D.Myers, M.Hibberd, B.Parfitt)
RUCK: B.Grundy, A.Sandilands (Strandica)
FWD: JPK, Dahl, T.Lynch, Nank, J. Steele, A.Black (T.Smith, B.Eddy)

Not sure if I should have Steele or Roughy also undecided on Smith or Sproule.


    SCattery · 15/03/2017 at 17:41

    Like the team, two key forwards is too risky for mine though. I really like steele but roughy is more proven so likely a safer mid price option

      Tommo · 15/03/2017 at 20:33

      Cheers mate, appreciate the opinion 🙂

    Demon · 16/03/2017 at 09:22

    JPK twice?

      Kev · 16/03/2017 at 09:30

      Obviously JJK, Demon. Wouldn't bother with Smith. Haven't seen him in JLT

Ozzzz · 15/03/2017 at 17:29

Hey guys, i'm picking Pendlebury but just wanted to know if their was any news on Buckley playing him on the half back

    Phil · 15/03/2017 at 18:32

    No news, however this is Buckley we are talking about..

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:03

    I recall reading some else on this site posting a Buckley comment that there was no problem with Rnd 1 selection. Now should I select Adam T or Scott P?

      hedski · 16/03/2017 at 00:37

      Treloar Random. Bank the points and cash.

Henry · 15/03/2017 at 17:37

Petracca a shout? too risky?

    50_Shades · 15/03/2017 at 18:18

    At $400k I think there are better alternatives. I'd like to think he'll average higher than last year and be a little more consistent week to week, so might depend on what your expectations are for him in your side.

STAR · 15/03/2017 at 17:38

DEF: Docherty, Laird, Adams, Ottens, Hampton, Vicker-Wlillis (Newman, Stewart)

MID: Danger, JPK, DePendles, Shuey, Fyfe, The Bont, Picket, SPP (Barrett, Wigg, Miles)

Ruck: Nank, Sandi (Strndica)

Forward: Dals, Macrae, JK, Ryder, Black, Camroon (Smith, Eddy)

Help Please

Beno · 15/03/2017 at 17:40

What ya reckon lads? I'm a supercoach virgin this year so need advice please
T. Adams R. Laird C. Mills C. Hampton EVW A. Otten
( M. Hibbard T. Stewart)
Danger JPK Sloane Fyfe M. Crouch Beams JOM SPP
( J.Bowes J. Barrett H.Wigg)
Nank Sandi (Strandica) obvious risk
N.Riewoldt Dahlhaus T.Lynch I.Smith Roughy J. Pickett
(D. Cameron B.Eddy)

    SCattery · 15/03/2017 at 17:48

    Isaac Smith won't improve on last years average enough to be relevant for mine, other than that i like it!

      Beno · 15/03/2017 at 17:51

      Thanks mate. Any replacement ideas?

        SCattery · 15/03/2017 at 18:39

        downgrade to a rookie like taranto to free up some cash

    Dac Zawson · 15/03/2017 at 18:37

    Bowes is too much cash to be sitting on the pine, downgrade to a Miles, Parfitt etc and then use extra cash to upgrade Smith

      Beno · 15/03/2017 at 19:14

      Downgraded hibbard to guthrie and bowes to parfitt, upgraded smith to buddy….

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:13

    Yep agree Re bowes and Smith. Look at higgins or ryder forward. In defence look at tuohy for Mills (lower risk gamble imo) or up to howe if cash allows. Sloane swap out for another premo doing full training. Cheers

    BeaglieBoy · 16/03/2017 at 09:42

    Better hope the Crows don't get a dose of the flu run thru them….7 crows in there by my count

      Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:21

      Well lucky for them you can't count.

      Beno · 16/03/2017 at 22:27

      6 but close enough ha ha.. here's hoping ay

Undecided · 15/03/2017 at 17:51

Can I please get some advice on my defenders community

Shaw, Rance. Laird, Hampton, Otten, Vickers-Willis plus 2 rookies


Shaw, Laird, (Mills, Tuohy) Marchbank, Hampton, Otten plus 2 rookies

    STAR · 15/03/2017 at 17:56

    First options is safer secound risker but could pay off

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:20

    Well summarised. A bunch of teams are running these. 3 0 5 or a 2 1 5 Inc marchbank or even 206 Inc Marchbank. Breakout options are hard to pick. Just ask anyone who chose billings last season. Go 305 and sleep soundly. But I would switch rance to adams.

    @t_woof · 16/03/2017 at 16:08

    I'd lean Option 1.

    I've been toying with similar:

    Shaw, Rance/Laird, Lloyd, Hampton, Marchbank, Otten / Vickers-Willis, Stewart.

    If you can somehow get it to Shaw, Rance, Laird, Hampton, Marchbank, Otten / Vickers-Willis, Stewart or whoever. I think it is a lot safer. Especially with the late teams round 1. Gives you the rotation of Otten, Vickers-Willis and say Stewart to cover that D6 spot, rather than needing two of them to cover D5 and D6. Hampton and Marchbank appear assured of a round 1 spot.

Bradley robb · 15/03/2017 at 18:02

Anyone know any cash leagues?

Hayden Hoare · 15/03/2017 at 18:13

Hey everyone, would like to get some tips for my teams, only got 17k spare
DEF: S. Docherty Taylor Adams Caleb Marchbank Curtly Hampton Andy Otten Ed Vickers-Willis Tom Stewart Zach Guthrie
MID: Dan Hannebery Rory Sloane Marcus Bontempelli Tom Mitchell Dyson Heppell Dayne Beams Sam Powell-Pepper Jake Barrett Mitchell Hibberd Brandan Parfitt
RUCK: Max Gawn Stefan Martin Darcy Cameron
FWD: Josh J. Kennedy Lance Franklin Jack Macrae Will Hoskin-Elliott Tim Taranto Oliver Florent Dan Houston Brett Eddy

    Dac Zawson · 15/03/2017 at 18:33

    No Danger = No 50k

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:24

    You are short a mid, surnames suffient mostly.

GNR · 15/03/2017 at 18:27


I may have just found the formula this season to get a leg up. IMO danger and fyfe are 1 and 2 seasons end and then the long list of 3rd-15th will be close with the usual suspects but also breakout players which we aren't 100% yet obviously. Rucks are giving people head aches and so are the fwds, we want the fwds to emerge before we spend on unsurities and waste trades. I see the backline as the surest line this year with premos and the many rookies coming through unlike other lines. Doch, Shaw, Adams, Laird, Simmo I see as Top 6 this season. they are keepers from the get go….we don't want to go too heavy in defence as we need the cash cows to fatten, so am I going to swing a certain someone elsewhere allowing cash cows to grow and once ready can re swing the "keeper" back to defence and upgrade elsewhere.

    neil Demons Delight · 15/03/2017 at 18:53


    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 18:53

    But Zac Dawson doesn't have DPP?

      GNR · 15/03/2017 at 20:17

      close. only a good idea if you want to go heavy in defence but keep the rookies.

    Harley · 15/03/2017 at 21:40


      Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 00:29

      Yep. Agreed. And every week he in the mids you are losing point to beams armitage crouch or whoever he could have selected as a breakout….interesting idea but not one I'll be doing.

        Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:27

        Will backfire horribly when Adams gets injured

          GNR · 16/03/2017 at 10:10

          Didn't say anything about not having beams. If Adams were to get injured not sure how it will backfire when he's 527k. Straight swap. A midpricer on the other hand would back fire.

Phil · 15/03/2017 at 18:40

I'm not sure Roughead is a good pick. There I said it.

He has been a champion footballer and is a top bloke but I think people need to slightly lower there expectations on the big fella. To say he will average 95+ Just because he has done the previous 3 years is a bit unrealistic.
1. He hasn't played in 12 months.
2.He has had a very serious illness
3.He is coming back from a PCL
4.Those 3 years of averaging 95+ were as a 26,27 & 28 year old….When footballers peak. He is now 30
5.Hawthorn were a top4 side during those years, they won't be this year. Infact I can see them slipping out of the 8

He is a top bloke and it's great to see him back, but I feel people are picking him for the feel good story of the year

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 18:58

    He did average around 100 a few years ago, but that was when players were rewarded more for match winning goals etc.

    100 from a key forward a few years ago isn't 100 now.

    However, Roughie will be looking for midfield time this year. Hawks will be looking for a big body to match it with other clubs who have the 6'4' mid………. it might just work.

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:29

    Liked your points but the feel good story of the year? LOL

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 20:54

    Hawks slipping out of the 8. You can't be serious.

    Minor premiers last year after 3 flags….. that is a big fall.

      BlakeyP · 15/03/2017 at 22:45

      Dont know what you been smokin Derek but Sydney was Minor Premiers last year.

        Derek · 15/03/2017 at 22:49

        I'm pretty sure swans cats and Hawks were all on same points at end of last year. Good enough

      Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:23

      It's unlikely but possible.

    Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:24

    You realise that he had melanoma (skin cancer) that was treatable with immunotherapy?

Phil · 15/03/2017 at 18:46

My advice to anyone picking Zac Tuohy or any other break out type player.
Are you going to be comfortable coming into a SC GF when you and your opponent both have Shaw, Docherty, Simpson, Adams & Laird (just example) occupying D1-D5 & you've got Tuohy D6 against a Rance D6?
If the answer is No, I would suggest not picking him.
Sure, the plan might be to eventually more him to D7, or a stepping stone…but this rarely happens. Especially in a year where cash generation will be difficult due to rookies being sub par.

    BrownlowBoy · 15/03/2017 at 18:50

    You could potentially have Tuohy as bench cover if you trade well.

    Liam · 15/03/2017 at 18:57

    What if you started with Docherty last year compared to your opponent who went with Tom McDonald ?
    I understand your point but things happen and players improve on their average and players decrease.

    Leeds17 · 15/03/2017 at 19:14

    Happy With him at D6

      SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 13:25

      It's hard to see Tuohy going backwards with the fantasy favourable role that has fallen into his lap at the Cattery post Enright. Worst case scenario I see is that he stalls, as his durability has been impeccable playing all 88 of the past 88 games, so injury risk is fairly low. If he does stall and average say 80-85 he will hold his price and then you could always consider sideways trading him to a Doch or Simmo (who one or both may have dropped $50K or more) when Tuohy has his Rd12 bye. But I think the more likely scenario is that Tuohy improves his average anywhere between 10-20pts which would make him an excellent D6.

      And as for more attention coming his way are we really expected to believe opposition coaches will be focused on anything Tuohy is doing back there – whilst Danger and Jelwood (who is particularly susceptible to a tag) are also running around racking up the pill?

      Let's keep it real folks!

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 19:27

    Just let them all have Tuohy Phil. Lock him in everyone mwahahaha

      BrownlowBoy · 15/03/2017 at 19:29

      Whats your team look like Burnmen? Could do far worse than selecting Tuohy.

        Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 21:14

        I don't want to give away my ideas. I also don't need help.

          Beady Eye · 16/03/2017 at 11:55

          Says the guy that won't show his team.

            Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:25


            Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:25

            There's plenty of other people around here who don't show their team.

              Reality hurts · 17/03/2017 at 20:01

              Keyboard coward

    wombatsfc · 15/03/2017 at 20:50

    From the scarred memory of a blues supporter I can assure you that Tuohy starred every preseason with 100+ scores but when the season starts he's back to 70-80 with the irregular 95+ on the back of a junktime goal.
    Don't get sucked in by the mob who reckon he's going to improve his ave in a backline that gets half as much play as Carltons did.

    jimmy_raiders · 15/03/2017 at 22:38

    This is why you pick teams with more than 1 different player to everyone else so then your PODs can even themselves out Points wise

    RuckmansYEAR · 17/03/2017 at 06:33

    Tuohy is a spud just like caddy. Like scaddict said he's probably a safe i'll ave 88 type player. So i'd be looking at him as such. Could be better and his jlt ave was 111 i think so who knows. He may just be that older breakout player.
    Am going either lloyd..johnson..or marchbank at d4 instead.

James · 15/03/2017 at 18:49


Who do we think is the better option as a mid priced forward, Hoskin-Elliot, Taranto or McCarthy?


    Dutch · 15/03/2017 at 22:40

    The big Hosk

    Kevan · 16/03/2017 at 19:02

    Have done the figures, Taranto, then WHE, then Cam.

Danners · 15/03/2017 at 18:49

Great listen for my bus trip Jocky boy! I see what your trying to do, tempting us into midpricers, having doubts on Gawn all these things happen around this time of the year. The winners over the last few years have only had a maximum of 5 midpricers in their teams. I've learnt my mistakes from last year and my team has barely changed over the JLT. Also if you want a league to join the Community Crew leagues are back again the first code below.
Community Crew #1: 778142

SnakeWu · 15/03/2017 at 19:00

Any thoughts appreciated community!

Def: Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten ( Vickers, Stewart)

Mid: Danger, Ablett, Hanners, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara,Taranto,SPP (Barrett, Wigg,Parfitt)

Ruc: Goldy, Sandi (Cameron)

Fwd: Roo, Dahl, Higgins, Rough, Florent, Pickett ( Houston, Eddy)

    SnakeWu · 15/03/2017 at 19:00

    150k in the bank 🙂

    Valens_FC · 15/03/2017 at 21:47

    Don't mind this team at all but maybe doing a bit too much on PODs? I don't think GAJ is good value this year given injury record and looks a good upgrade option if he's still going well after round 9 bye. Price unlikely to have moved significantly up by then. With Hanners and Higgins that's two nice PODs and probably enough to start off with. Also wonder if O'Meara is a risk too many especially if you do go in with GAJ, Sandi, Roughy, Beams and Higgins – all of whom didn't play a lot of games last season.

    Downgrade GAJ to someone around the 600k mark, tinker with rookies and upgrade O'Meara to the predicted beast M Crouch?

    From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 22:10

    Florent won't get many games so this is what I think you should do
    Swap Florent for Taranto
    Swap Higgins for Nank/Ryder for cover for Sandi
    Stuff Swallow into Taranto's old spot and upgrade Ablett to Pendles

Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 19:56

I would love to go back to my original set-and-forget ruck structure of Gawn and Goldstien.
Goldy has been dumped for Sandi purely for value.

My question i this. Is the "Lone Wolf" ruck theory getting blown out of proportion ? Do we really think that Spencer will diminish Gawns scores anymore than Cox will lessen Grundys, or Bruce will lessen Hickeys ?

The must have ruck several years back was Dean Cox. He shared the ruck duties with a young fella with a big bloody leap called Nic Nat.

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 20:51

    A lot has changed since then.

    Less interchanges than previously meant rucks could go hard then rest, deliberate out of bounds means 21% stoppages, change in scoring to only reward HO to advantage rewards the ruckmen with good midfielders.

    Now with changes to third man up rules, we don't know how that will affect scores.

    Can't compare the past ruck scoring with now.

    My research shows that to score well in SC they MUST be a lone Wolf

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 21:08

      Comments like this are why I love this forum.

      You are correct. We can't compare scores from previous years.

      If you have a moment Derek please let me know who the lone wolf ruckmen are. I can think of 3 or 4 but only 1 that I would want in my SC team.

        Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:06

        I posted about this a month or two ago and said that clubs were going to go back to having Two ruckmen, like before the sub rule days, but it may take a couple of years for clubs to find and train them. It's happening now.

        The last 3 premiership teams, swans (mummy/pike), hawks (McEvoy/hale/ceglar) dogs (Campbell/Roughead) did it.

        However, with less interchanges and less stoppages, the next bread of ruckman will be more nimble and mobile, able to team up and run the Lone Eolf ragged.

        Nearly all teams have a secondary ruck/forward now.

        The standouts for me are, Mummy, Krueser and Jacobs

          Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:08

          Max is the standout if Spencer doesn't play, and I don't think he will Gawn locked at R1 for me.

            neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 00:15

            been saying this a while maybe R1 then watts takes over

          The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 23:18

          So based on this opinion who are you going with in the ruck then Derek?

            Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:55

            Gawn and Sandi

            No cover

              Kevan · 16/03/2017 at 19:06

              For what its worth, have the same, ever since the mag. Makes sense. Have Nank and Cameron up forward, cash cows and point scorers, not just for cover..

    Valens_FC · 15/03/2017 at 21:05

    Good points Juzzy. I think people quite heavily influenced by Steff Martin's scoring when Smith was in the team, but that overlooks how much the May hit impacted his 2016 season. The issue with Spencer is he probably doesn't offer much up forward so he's a ruckman first. Bruce and Cox much more forwards who occasionally ruck.

    Ruck strategy is the key call this season!

      MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 22:35

      couldnt agree more with that last sentence, rucks imo is the hardest line this year by a mile!

    Tttt · 15/03/2017 at 21:17

    But do people actually think that Goodwin will keep his All Australian ruckman up forward for too much of time? I reckon Spencer will play predominantly forward and give gawn a spell when required.

      The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 22:20

      I only got to see one of Melbournes JLT games and in that game Spencer played predominantly up forward and only went into the ruck when Gawn rested up forward. If anyone saw anything other than this I'd be interested to hear about it.
      Derek is right to point out that the ruck role may change this year but set and forget still means set and forget and I think that Gawn will still be in the very top bracket in his position so I'm happy to pay the price.

        Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:10

        Gawn Locked for me. Don't think Spencer is good enough to play

          neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 00:20

          vfl or nar nar goon or with fitzpatrick

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 14:42

    The new AFL ruck prototype is a 200cm athlete that can rove his own ruckwork and deliver inside 50.
    Derek was right in identifying Kruezer as a standout in JLT he jumped over the top of Max a dozen times to win hitouts and roved 3 or 4 of them himself for effective centre clearances and inside 50's. Max's low SC score in that game wasn't due to Spencer or a lack of ball in the forward line (Dees won by 1000 goals) it was due to max not being mobile enough to keep up with the more athletic rucks around the ground. The bloke takes 100mtrs to do a 180 degree turn

Sam · 15/03/2017 at 20:25

G'day fellas, any feedback would be appreciated!

Def: Docherty, Shaw, Adams, Laird, Hampton, Vickers-Willis (Ryan, Stewart)

Mid: Dangerfield, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, Swallow, Powell-Pepper (Barrett, Hibberd, Wigg)

Ruc: Gawn, Sandilands (Strnadica)

Fwd: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughead, McCarthy, Black, Pickett (Houston, Eddy)

64k in the bank


swan · 15/03/2017 at 20:37

Please i need help how do i leave a league its no working thank you.

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 20:42

    I'm having same problem

      swan · 15/03/2017 at 20:52

      Thanks derek i thought it was just me cheers mate.

    Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 21:48

    Took me ages to work out how to do it but I can't remember.

    hedski · 15/03/2017 at 22:23

    Press your options and it will give u the option.
    By that I mean if ur on phone, arrow down bottom right where you get ur options.

      Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:15

      Cant figure it out.

        hedski · 16/03/2017 at 00:46

        I'm a friggin Luddite and I can do it.

          Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:11

          Can't be done on app. Go to the SuperCoach website (phone or desktop).

          Phone: Go to leagues > tap the arrow bottom right
          Desktop: Go to leagues > the leave option is in the menu on the left

            Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:42

            Doesn't have anything about logging out

              Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:44

              Ok. I was looking for something else. My team has frozen on phone and won't let me change any player. So was trying to log out completely and try log back in. How do I do that on phone?

                Kev · 16/03/2017 at 09:17

                On the app?
                Menu (top left) > settings > log out

                Jobbsy · 16/03/2017 at 09:21

                If you're on an iphone you'll need to disable the remote microphone function and background location reporting first. Then on the 3rd optin screen allow KEY LOGGING. Reboot the phone and then it should allow you to logout of and/or reconfigure all apps that track you.

                  Kev · 16/03/2017 at 09:33

                  Or just delete the app entirely and download it again

                    hedski · 16/03/2017 at 10:34

                    Don't use app at all its terrible on game days, just go thru website.

Whooshka!! · 15/03/2017 at 20:39

Hey Community, how can we see the current ownership % Keen to survey the lay of the land for a true POD

    davo · 15/03/2017 at 21:15

    Click on leagues and then it is under coach's choice

      Whooshka!! · 15/03/2017 at 21:52

      Cheers Davo!! It doesn't come up on my Mac so I've logged onto my PC and I've got it now. Cheers for the heads up brother!

Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 20:50

Never done this before. But with everyone else getting their man bits out …

Any advice, criticism is welcome.

DEF . Doc Laird Jones Hampton Otten Stewart (EVW Ryan)

MID . Danger Pendles Kennedy Rocky Fyfe T.Mitchell D.Swallow SPP ( Barrett Parfitt Hibberd)

RUC: Gawn Sandi (Strnad)

FWD : Roo Dahl Nank Steele Taranto Pickett (Eddy Houston)

    Garry Lyon · 15/03/2017 at 20:54

    looks identical to every other bloody team i've seen change something up my bro it'll be worth it

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 21:15

      Cool Pendles to Treloar.
      That should do it.
      Get your point brother Cheers.

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 21:29

    Love the Roo pick. That is different

      Northernsoul74 · 15/03/2017 at 21:46

      I'd love to start him in my team but too expensive. I'm banking on him dropping quicker and further than the 2 defensive guns Shaw and Doch. Can't afford to start them all.

        Don't blush Baby · 15/03/2017 at 21:53

        St Kilda plays the first 4 out of 5 games at ES – Significant IMO – I've only put St Nick in my side this week

        @t_woof · 16/03/2017 at 16:26

        On past numbers that may not happen Northernsoul74

        Rooey's numbers vs teams STK play in first six rounds is very good.
        2016: AVE 111.1
        2015: AVE 103.0
        Priced at 101.0

        And FWIW

        2016: AVE 107.1
        2015: AVE 99.3
        Priced at 108.73

        Shaw (in my team)
        2016: AVE 112.0
        2015: AVE 112.8
        Priced at 106.0

        I've started very poorly the past few seasons, so have been dissecting the top priced players from each line hoping to find some good starters that will either exceed their starting price or hold based on past two seasons scores vs opponent.

    Valens_FC · 15/03/2017 at 21:29

    Not sure that only 2 premos in DEF and FWD is the way to go mate. There will be a lot of opportunity to trade into premo MIDS at discounted value during the season and by going deep to M6 you don't leave a lot of space for upgrades. Would consider dropping Rocky off and maybe getting another premo defender – Howe maybe as a POD. Rocky is not the best starter, Beams being back could impact his scoring and he has a round 11 bye – all of which makes him a good upgrade target imo.

      Juzzy · 15/03/2017 at 21:37

      thanks Mate. Will consider.

Jordan · 15/03/2017 at 20:53

Laird and Taranto
Howe and roughy

    From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 22:13

    Howe and Roughy for mine

      Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 23:41

      Have to agree, mainly because Taranto is not guaranteed to play every week.

    Dutch · 15/03/2017 at 22:42

    Laird and Taranto

STAR · 15/03/2017 at 20:57

DEF: Docherty, Laird, Adams, Ottens, Hampton, Vicker-Wlillis (Newman, Stewart)

MID: Danger, JPK, DePendles, Shuey, Fyfe, The Bont, Picket, SPP (Barrett, Wigg, Miles)

Ruck: Nank, Sandi (Strndica)

Forward: Dals, Macrae, JK, Ryder, Black, Camroon (Smith, Eddy)

TOUK TOUK · 15/03/2017 at 20:59

feedback on my team please.

DEF – shaw, adams, laird, tuohy, marchbank, hampton ( otten, stewart)

MID – danger, treloar, fyfe, T. mitchell, beams, JOM, swallow, SPP ( barrett, hibberb, wigg)

RUC – nankervis and sandi ( strnadica )

FWD – N. riewo;dy, dhal, macrae, roughead, WHE, eddy (pickett, houston)

only 1.5k left which is a big worry. might downgrade two of WHE, swallow and machbank.

feedback welcome

Spuds · 15/03/2017 at 21:00

Hey lads need the verdict

J.Kelly vs M.Crouch ???


    seb · 15/03/2017 at 21:07

    Crouch in my opinion has more opportunity than Kelly with all of The talent at GWS, whereas Adelaide has injury and there is more space for crouch.
    Not sure if kelly can be a top mid come years end having to compete with all the other GWS mids.
    But crouch I reckon has that change of a top mid, maybe not top 10 but probably top 15

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 21:20

    Neither will be a top mid.

      Spuds · 15/03/2017 at 21:27

      Cheers lads

    Scragger · 16/03/2017 at 12:18

    Josh Kelly is steadily improving and will go close to a top ten this year. Two mids at Cats and Swans can do it so why not GWS?

      Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:27

      Not saying it won't happen but GWS already have their top mids in Ward, Coniglio and Shiel.

Jack · 15/03/2017 at 21:14


DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, EVW (Otten, Stewart)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hannebery, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, JOM, SPP (Barrett, Pickett, Hibberd)
RUCK: Nankilands (Strnadica)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughy, Steele, Taranto, Black (Smith, Eddy)

Milk · 15/03/2017 at 21:17

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Vickers-Willis, Stewart)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Ablett, Kennedy, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, Swallow (Powell-Pepper, Barrett, Hibberd)
RUC: Nankervis, Sandilands (Preuss)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughead, Hoskin-Elliott, Taranto, McCarthy (Butler, Eddy)

First year ever playing SuperCoach, would love to hear advice from the community!

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 23:41

    A lot to like, but that midfield is injury prone.

Valens_FC · 15/03/2017 at 21:18

Community I have 3 places to fill in a 10 team cash league – starts in round 2 with everyone playing twice in a head to head. Entry is $100 and prize structure is simple $800 for GF winner and $200 for runners up. Not sure if it's an incentive, but a top 5 overall ranked coach from 2016 is a starter!

If there's interest drop me an email at [email protected] I'll let you know who I am and where to find me before asking you to pay entry fee! Cheers.

Timchief · 15/03/2017 at 22:03

Anyone interested in joining a league. Jump in.


    Matze · 15/03/2017 at 22:51

    Joined if you don't mind! Cheers!

      Dee · 16/03/2017 at 00:52

      Just joined lads…. Cheers! #DIVINEFC

    TheGreatBozza · 16/03/2017 at 12:35

    The Tex Factor is in

Winter · 15/03/2017 at 22:09

Can someone give me a run down of why Pendles ownership seems to be running lower this year. I've had him the last 5 seasons from the start and it wouldn't feel right going in without him. Perhaps I'm just a real bias Pies and Pendles fan…..

    Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 23:40

    Didn't play in the last JLT due to achilles tightness. Is at uber premo price.

      The Ranger · 16/03/2017 at 00:09

      Pies were uber cautious with him cos he's a rolled gold uber premium.
      And that's why you pay the uber price and lock away the uber key in an uber safe that's located in an uber house on Uber St. in Uberville County, Uberland.

        Dee · 16/03/2017 at 00:53


        Holty · 16/03/2017 at 09:08

        LOCK for me as well.

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 09:16


    Firelighter · 16/03/2017 at 12:15

    Trealor will overpass the mighty Pendles this year.

Tophawk · 15/03/2017 at 22:16

Hi Community,

Here is my side. Rate it or berate it!!

DEF- H.Shaw, R.Laird, J.Howe, C.Marchbank, C.Hampton, A.Otten (M.Hibberd, T.Stewart)

MID- P.Dangerfield, A.Treloar, N.Fyfe, T.Mitchell, A.Hall, D.Beams, J.O'Meara, T.Taranto (S. Powell Pepper, T. Miles, O. Junker- Loophole)

RUC- S.Martin (*R1), A.Sandilands (L.Strnadica) P.S (*R1) Pick may change. It is subject to the 'non' selection of A.Smith.

FWD- L. Dahlhaus, T. Lynch (GCS), T. Greene, J. Roughead, C.McCarthy, J.Pickett (D.Cameron, B.Eddy)

Obviously, the rookies are still in a state of flux and are subject to change.


    From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 22:41

    I'd be worried if I had both Greene and Lynch in my forward line, both due for absolute stinkers and in my books after last year's performance I'm not going anywhere near Greene

      Tophawk · 15/03/2017 at 23:35

      That was 2016. This is 2017. Things change…..

      Burnmen · 15/03/2017 at 23:38

      Lynch barely had any stinkers for a KPP and GCS had a bad year.

        From outside 50 · 16/03/2017 at 09:48

        7 scores under 80 with 37, 42, 66, 69 included for Lynch, barely any stinkers???

          Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:28

          For a KPP that is fine.

    MarkyV12 · 15/03/2017 at 22:47

    Like the howe selection, I'm strongly considering him also. Rest of the back line is fine.
    Not sure about A. Hall, don't think he will finish top 10 midfielder, rather see you start SPP on field and probably invest that cash elsewhere.
    Swing Taranto fwd for mccarthy, add an extra rookie(barrett, wigg subject to selection), and drop in an ultra premo instead of hall. A Jelwood, Pendles, Hanners etc type

    Also, not sure about Titch, lots of talk about him becoming a PIG due to increased midfield minutes, but he's going to be the centre of attention down at the Hawks now. Food for thought.

    The Ranger · 15/03/2017 at 23:01

    Hey Tophawk, too many midpricers for me mate but if that's your choice of structure then you've picked well.
    McCarthy would worry me too much. He'll get the best defender most weeks and he hasn't had that heat before.

      Tophawk · 16/03/2017 at 00:02

      Cheers Ranger.

      I am very bullish on Cam Mc Carthy.

      He hammered home 35 goals for GWS in 2015 when he was a "homesick" kid and away from Perth. (Not a too shabby effort)

      Now he is at Freo..The kid has now turned into a man, and is primed to make a serious statement in 2017. His recent JLT form has been very impressive.

      At $203K,he is indeed a "pricey" rookie, but IMHO, can turn into a keeper and at least a "stepping stone" in 2017. Welcome 😉

    Tophawk · 15/03/2017 at 23:12

    Thanks guys! I guess I just love youth and new talent!

    Derek · 15/03/2017 at 23:17

    If Hall was $200k cheaper. But for his price, too many better options

    Shake n bake · 16/03/2017 at 17:19

    Glad you didnt stuff around with your D4 & D5 & your F5 l did the same. Good luck Hawk.

Pirate · 15/03/2017 at 22:28

Considering Beams or WatsonM6, most chat in the forums is about beams and Watson seems to be considered irrelevant.
He is a fallen Jet who has averaged 110+ is he not being considered because of age or role (or both) or is there something else I'm missing?

    Holty · 16/03/2017 at 09:33

    Watson imo has only had 2 years which has been premo/keeper material and they were in those questionable years at Essendon. To much uncertainty at his price especially when paying that bit more you know what you are going to get.

      Broken broom · 16/03/2017 at 12:13

      Probably right about the great Jobe Watson. I hope he does well but I would spend a little more and go for Josh Kelly, GWS. Good luck.

Dutch · 15/03/2017 at 22:33

Hey Fellas, comments please!

DEF : Docherty, Adams, Laird, Tuohy, Marchbank, Hampton (Otten, Stewart)

MID : Danger, Cripps, Fyfe, Steven, Kelly, Beams, Omeara, SPP, (Barrett, Wigg, Parfitt)

RUCK : Nankervis, Sandi (Preuss)

FWD : Dahlhaus, Franklin, Roughead, , Hoskin-Elliott, Taranto, Houston (Pickett, Eddy)

So I have 143K left to upgrade either Kelly to a Parker/Treloar/Bont/Selwood
Or a Taranto to a Steele maybe?
Have been loving the look of Kelly, but it could be a season to soon..
I do also have to PODss in midfield in Cripps and Steven..

    From outside 50 · 16/03/2017 at 09:45

    overkill in the defence for mine
    Downgrade Tuohy to rookie and upgrade Kelly and Steven as they are not going to be top ten mids
    Upgrade Hoskin-Elliot to Ryder for ruck cover

    Goosebumps · 16/03/2017 at 13:31

    Shhhhh. Kelly is on fire but don't make a noise about him. Sometimes you need to take a risk and SC is also about luck. Good luck with Kelly. I have him as my number 5 mid.

Scyb · 15/03/2017 at 22:37

Please join my league.
Seasoned Veterans only please


    Andos · 15/03/2017 at 23:31

    Just joined, cheers. I've fit the description of the league name for the past three seasons. 😉

From outside 50 · 15/03/2017 at 22:39

pretty close to finalising this team

Def: Rance, Laird, Howe, Jones, Hampton, Vickers-Willis (Newman, Stewart)

Mid: Danger, JPK, Jelwood, Trealor, Fyfe, Beams, Swallow, SPP (Barrett Wigg, Miles)

Ruck: Grundy, Sandiballs (Cameron)

Forward: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughie, Nank, Taranto, Pickett (Eddy, Smith)

Wowee · 15/03/2017 at 23:02

G'day community… How do i go about changing my team name? TIA

jimmy7 · 15/03/2017 at 23:08

So this season of supercoach i have been so unoranaised probably only an hour of study into my team for the whole preseason, which is bloody stupid, i dont know whats wrong with me. So i've completely changed my structure of my team tonight. and need people to pick my team apart and tell me how it looks… i need help with my rookies cause yeah i just dont know if i have the right ones, also ill leave my origional team in the comments to see if poeple think this team now is better or my previous team….. cheers for your time community, keep the great work up.

K. Simpson, H. Shaw, R. Laird
C. Marchbank, E. Vickers-Willis, N. Newman (L. Ryan, T. Stewart)

P. Dangerfield, D. Hannebery, A. Treloar, M. Priddis, N. Fyfe, O. Wines
S. Powell-Pepper, J. Pickett (T. Miles, M. Hibberd, B. Parfitt)

M. Gawn, A. Sandilands (L. Strnadica)

L. Dahlhaus, L. Franklin, J. Riewoldt
T. Taranto, C. McCarthy, B. Eddy
(S. Bolton, D. Cameron)

    jimmy7 · 15/03/2017 at 23:11

    found out ihave lost the squad i made this first time,but basically i had one less midfielder and 4 premo defenders

    Wombat9 · 16/03/2017 at 12:10

    Very similar to the teams that have been posted previously. Certainly nothing unique about it. You would be better going for a couple of kids on the rise like Josh Kelly, GWS and Lloyd from Sydney to freshen your team up a little and save some cash for early alterations.

msack20 · 15/03/2017 at 23:11

Some wisdom would be appreciated fellas

Doc Heater Laird Marchbank Hampton EVW (Otten) (Stewart)

Danger Pendles JPK Treloar Fyfe Beams Swallow SPP (Wigg) (Parfitt) (Bolton)

Gawn Sandi (Strnadica)

Dalh Macrae Nank Taranto Bowes Pickett (Eddy) (Houston)

N. Roo + Adams could be swapped in for Heater + Macrae
Possibly Rough for Nank


Dee · 16/03/2017 at 00:54

please don't shoot me….. but what does everyone think of a SandiWitts ruck set up? Nank for cover at F4.

    Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:36

    As long as you use the cash to get premiums on other lines. Otherwise run out of trades

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 14:44

    If your interest is scoring points and not losing value that is probably the safest starting ruck combo you could have atmo

Camo · 16/03/2017 at 02:09

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James · 16/03/2017 at 05:30

J.Selwood and J.Lloyd OR D.Beams and K.Simpson/Doc?

Worried it leaves my mid a little low at:
Danger, JPK, A.Treloar, N.Fyfe, T. Mitchell, D.Beams, T.Taranto, SPP

    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:20


STAR · 16/03/2017 at 07:07

Should have Taronto or Steele in my team i have enogh to get rid of i cheaper rookie for tanronto do u need any of them

    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:19

    If Taranto will be F4 then yes, get him in. Don't see 3 fwd rooks consistent enough.

Swans2012 · 16/03/2017 at 07:26

Why can't I find Tony Lockett in the player list? Looks ready to go pull the boots back on!

    neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 08:29

    give him a 10 yr deal buddy and locket nows that's worth going to see

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 09:37

      I heard Heeney has been placed on the LTI & Plugger is about to be upgraded

        gator59 · 16/03/2017 at 09:58

        Get Plugger back to the Mighty Sainters where he belongs!!

          neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 11:57

          and where does Dawes belong dees or pies or

            Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:31

            Nobody would care?

Luff · 16/03/2017 at 07:29

Need some feedback fellas:

D- shaw,laird, tuohy, mcgrath, hampton, stewart (otten, VW)

M- danger, pendles, jpk, fyfe, titch, beams, JOM, SPP, (hibberd, parfity, barret)

R- grundy, sandi (english)

F- ROO, Dahl, rough, nankervis, mccarthy, eddy (black, pickett

Obviously rooks will depend on teams come round one.


    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 08:16

    Looks good, Luff. Better options out there than McGrath. Your mids are strong but look a bit cookie cutter.

    If Sandi was to miss a week you've got no way Nank to cover him. English to Str or Cameron

      Derek · 16/03/2017 at 08:34

      I don't mind McGrath. Will improve and has DPP

    Northernsoul74 · 16/03/2017 at 11:15

    English won't play much, if at all. Tom Campbell is pretty much fit again.

Dee · 16/03/2017 at 08:10

After selecting your respective teams, how much coin is everyone planning to leave in the kitty? I'm happy with my team but only have $7,400 left in the war chest, thoughts community?

    neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 08:32

    Certainly enough for corrective rookie moves .The prems should be in place and can sideways move .Personally between 50 and 100

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 09:35

      $7,400 doesn't give you much room for a possible correction. I agree with Neil. Perhaps say 50-80 or so will give you some options

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 14:31

    $0 I don't see a need for a kitty if one of my rookies is a spud I'll swap him for a same price or cheaper rookie who isn't a spud, same goes for Premos.
    It's crazy to take a smurphy instead of a Dahlhouse just so that you have 100k left for corrections. That's called increasing your chances of failure by planning for failure

Bobble · 16/03/2017 at 08:39

Thoughts on Tom Lynch community??

    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 09:20

    I love him, bobble. He's pretty reliant on goals though, not a huge accumulator of the pill. Good option but not a must have. I'll look at him after the early bye

Demon · 16/03/2017 at 09:21

$40k left, rookies subject to change or bench swap.
Appreciate all thoughts, tough trying to avoid the stock standard team that is now trending for this season.

Def – Shaw, Simpson, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, EVW (Stewart, Hibberd)
Mid – Danger, Treloar, Titch, Priddus, Fyfe, Beams, JOM, SPP (Barrett, Miles, Parfitt)
Ruck – Nank, Sandi (Cameron)
Fwd – Roo, Greene, Dahl, LeCras, Pickett, Eddy (Begley, Houston)

Thx in advance for your input and good luck guys, getting close now!

    Derek · 16/03/2017 at 12:20

    The first and only team I have seen the Frenchman in. What do you know?

      Demon · 16/03/2017 at 13:10

      Lol, nothing huge, as always he had a good preseason and this year he will have strong mids with Sitch in there leading them so should see the ball a lot, chose this rather than jumping on Gaff as many will do. Was after a mid POD and like Petracca but being a Melbourne supporter I try to stay away from them to be honest as we can go from hero to zero so quick. Had caddy for awhile but little faith in the tigers so Settled for LeCras instead.

        Derek · 16/03/2017 at 13:45

        he will have a few good games, but I think his best days are behind him

Baldge · 16/03/2017 at 09:37

Hi Community
There is a few more spots available in our league the Victoria Cup 207377. All coaches welcome to join! Good luck

Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 09:44


gator59 · 16/03/2017 at 10:03

If big Maxy is named as a lone wolf round 1 and no Spencergate would we class this as a GOODWIN..

    neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 12:00

    well thought out bet you ve been working on that a while dam wished of it I had thought

      gator59 · 16/03/2017 at 16:44

      Nah it was a spur of the moment thought Neil… thanks for the comment mate.. I still hope Maxy is lone wolf though

    Deeboy · 16/03/2017 at 12:05

    Ha, ha. I think Goodwin is trying to make his own coaching mark after Roo's fine coaching effort. When it doesn't work, I aim to grab Gawn when he goes lone wolf and is $50K cheaper

the nank · 16/03/2017 at 10:06

In Zak Jones a trap, averaged 56.4 last year and has toned up just once in his career. We would need him to increase his average by around 41.84% to be anywhere near effective and for mine I just can't see him doing that

    Thommo · 16/03/2017 at 10:32

    Spot on nank. Just too risky.

    Zee888 · 16/03/2017 at 14:59

    huuuuge trap.

    Holty · 16/03/2017 at 16:28

    All other seasons i wouldnt consider him but with our lack of rookie choices, we may have to take some risks this year. I see jones is as much of a risk as Mills Tuohy Steele and the Nank. None proven but now could have SC significant roles. I see Jones as the beneficiary of Titch leaving. People will argue that it is Heeney or Mills. All have potential but as Patches article suggested, probably only 1 will succeed.

Beams on toast · 16/03/2017 at 10:28

R1 Witt's r2 Sandi r3 preuss

Bobble · 16/03/2017 at 10:48

Thurlow or Marchbank??

    FearTheBeard · 16/03/2017 at 11:31

    I too would love to hear peoples opinion on this. I've got Marchbank though not sure? Anyone got any firm opinion?

    HallyMate · 16/03/2017 at 11:34

    Currently running wih both at D3 and D4. If i had to choose would probably go with thurlow, marchbank could throw in a few dud key defender scores

    Derek · 16/03/2017 at 12:16

    I'm still looking at McGrath. Love is DPP.

    He could do anything when unleashed

      Valens_FC · 16/03/2017 at 13:25

      Tend to agree Derek. Cats have a pretty tough draw from rounds 3 to 6 so I'd be going Marchbank ahead of Thurlow (who is a superb user of the ball and doesn't need many touches to score, but starting price that little bit higher makes cash generation that little bit more challenging).

      With Tipa set to move forward this year, it may be that McGrath takes his role. Bombers early draw relatively friendly compared to the opposition McGrath came up against in the JLT. With DPP and lowest price of the 3, this looks a very sensible option.

        Derek · 16/03/2017 at 13:51

        Marchbank is flavour of the week. Didn't see one team with him last week. This is what JLT does.

        All I see comments regards McGrath is he uses the ball well, kicks off both sides, good decision maker….. but didn't get much of the ball, therefore not picking him.

        Imagine when he does get some of the ball 😉

          wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 15:56

          Only at 23% ownership which is crazy considering Mc Grath is in 24% after possibly the worst JLT of all defender and midfield rookies, how anybody could consider him a safe onfield rookie is beyond my comprehension. 35 from 100% game time and 24 from 74% game time there is a greater chance of him losing money than making money based on those figures.
          Probably the Relton Roberts of 2017 he'll play two games and then sit on the pine for the rest of the season.
          Quite a few teams had Marchbank before JLT started but due to him being overlooked by the preseason article writers he was probably only the teams of the carlton supporters and genuine researchers here, it was obvious to them that if fit he would play every game.

      Phil · 16/03/2017 at 19:27

      Good call Derek and he would certainly be a nice pod….I feel Woosha is gonna make him play lockdown in his 1st year if the JLT is anything to go by.

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 14:23

    Thurlow's history
    2013 4 games rnd 7,8,9,11 then Injury ave 66
    2014 4 games rnd 6,injury then rnd 21,22,23 ave 57
    2015 19 games rnd 6-23 ave 70
    2016 collided with a bag of fairy floss when entering the ground for first NAB game, out for season ave 0.00

    Thurlow costs more and in his best year he pumped out three sub 50's, SEVEN sub 60's, and only five scores above 80. Unless he comes with a warranty and 'free trade to replace' guarantee I wouldn't even suggest him to my exwife

Big G · 16/03/2017 at 11:26

Thinking of going callan ward over gray as m6 (danger, fyfe, jpk, trealoar, selwood). Ward has always served me well. I know GWS has a deep midfield, but surely ward can average 105-110. Thoughts?

    Keenbutclueless · 16/03/2017 at 12:36

    Is 105-110 enough? By season end you would want all your midfield over 110, so will that cost you a trade?

      Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 13:34

      Want and get are two different things.

Glenn · 16/03/2017 at 11:28

Hi all, I'm doing SuperCoach on my phone, for the past day I haven't been able to hit the trade button…on my team page i select a player to trade and the Normal "Trade, sub, Vc and captain" options come up, I then push the T for trade and and the whole option bar just disappears? Anyone else having this problem? Or know how to get it fixed? Cheers

    Jogger's mate · 16/03/2017 at 11:59

    Yes Glenn, I am also having the same problem down Flinders, Victoria way. Fortunately I am ok on my computer but not my iPad or mobile. Frustrating.

    Derek · 16/03/2017 at 12:13

    same problem

      Derek · 16/03/2017 at 12:31

      Working now

    hedski · 16/03/2017 at 12:22

    Are you using the app?
    Its no good, I use my phone just go thru website works fine.

    Kev · 16/03/2017 at 12:27

    No problems with mine, Glenn. Maybe try deleting the app and downloading again

FearTheBeard · 16/03/2017 at 11:31

Here she is lads, a thing of beauty I feel! Have at it

Doch, Shaw, Adams, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten, EVW, Stewart

Danger, JPK, Trealor, Fyfe, Mitchell, Beams, Oliver, Powell-Pepper, Pickett, Hibbert, Parfitt

Nank, Sandi, Cameron

Riewolt, Dalhaus, Roughhead, Steele, Taranto, Eddy, Miles, Houston

Only thing is I wanted Jelwood over Titchell. Short the cash unless I cut someone.

Thoughts lads?

    Gingerbread · 16/03/2017 at 12:02

    Not much different to many teams. Correct culling and trading will be the key for you to get ahead of the pack. Good luck.

FearTheBeard · 16/03/2017 at 11:48

Thurlow & Jelwood


T Adams & Oliver

Daniel · 16/03/2017 at 12:04

Thoughts on my team, any feedback would be great
DEF: Doc, Adams, Mills, Hampton, EVW, Ryan, (Otten, F Watson);
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Barlow, D Beams, JOM, SPP (Swallow, Taranto, Hibberd);
RUC: Ryder, Witts (Strnadica)
FWD: Dahl, Franklin, Greene, Roughead, McCarthy, Pickett (Eddy, Cameron).

Rookies are subject to change, also torn about Mills and Greene.

    Dee · 16/03/2017 at 13:22

    Greene? Burnmen 2016

General Soreness · 16/03/2017 at 12:11

Dear Community, each year I have a league just for the lovely members of this community to pit their SC wits against each other. Been going for a few years, a few spots remain for this year – Code is 741383 for those with spots left. Cheers The General

    TheGreatBozza · 16/03/2017 at 12:32

    I'm joining. I want to test myself against the best the community has to offer

    The Ranger · 16/03/2017 at 14:16

    I'm in General. Thanks mate.
    What's your take on this years lack of reliable rookies? It seems to be an unusual one but is it really?
    Have we all just gotten too used to GWS and GCS playing lots of kids?

leg · 16/03/2017 at 12:21

thoughts on will hoskin elliot who goes at 75 ave. from 70% tog. Cam Mccarthy is only 60, and both him and picket only had one really good high scoring game. who to go for for forward rookies?

Nutsandbolts · 16/03/2017 at 12:25

I am a fan of Josh Kelly, GWS and I notice a couple of other scribes are too. I love Ward but Kelly is $100K cheaper and is on the improve where Ward probably isn't. What do you think?

    Derek · 16/03/2017 at 15:21

    Will he be a top 8 midfielder?

Dee · 16/03/2017 at 13:23

Witts anyone?

    Holty · 16/03/2017 at 15:14

    Yep. He is my r2 as it stands

Derek · 16/03/2017 at 13:23

I'm sure Jock's famous Rookie Cheat Sheet isn't far away.

My list of cheap rookies under $175k is very thin. At the moment I've only got 8 that I would say with any confidence will play round 1.


In my "Highly likely" group I have:


And in my "Possibles" list I have


Does anyone have players to add?

Reports as to chances of playing etc.

    hedski · 16/03/2017 at 13:32

    I have Mountford from norf on my mid bench, in the Possibles.

    Don't blush Baby · 16/03/2017 at 13:49

    Good work mate,I'm hoping Wigg,Parfitt and Barrett will play, but I won't be on my own me thinks.

      Derek · 16/03/2017 at 13:55

      I agree, I think Parfitt and Barrett are very close

    SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 13:58

    This is probably the worst rookie class in recent memory which is why 2017 is such midpriced mayhem for a lot of coaches.

    This is definitely not the season to go strict GnR or anything close to it. Most of our cheaper rookie JS, point scoring and cash generating potential this year range from mediocre to just downright p1ss poor.

    At this stage I only have two sub $175K rookies on field and one of those is Hampton at $160K.

      Derek · 16/03/2017 at 14:35

      This year it was going to be GnR with maybe 2 or 3 fallen premium mid pricer. No more Lobbe, BSmith, Rich, wingard, TBC mistakes this year. Top Guns and quality rookies way to go.

      The rookies will appear….. they always do, don't they?

      I feel like Bart Simpson at Kamp Krusty waiting for Krusty to arrive. Patch will know what I mean.

      I have been strong, have Mills, Sandi and Roughie as only mid pricer. Beams is the only other middy I'm considering instead of Mills or Roughie, the rookies may decide that for me.

      Pretty excited, 1 week to go.

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 14:58

      It's not probably the worst rookie class, it absolutely is! Look at your bench & consider the JS foctor. It's terrifying

        The Ranger · 16/03/2017 at 16:12

        Agreed Pieman. Rookies scoring badly is one thing but if the buggers can't even make it onto the park…
        I'm trying to remember a worse year but can't.

          INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 16:20

          The need for players that can ride up in value is real. Who wants to pick 200k blokes. Problem is we have no choice

            Browncow · 16/03/2017 at 17:05

            Exactly. Better to make 150k on Marchbank / McCarthy types than 0 on non playing rookies. Defensive rooks not as safe as we first thought.

    BlakeyP · 16/03/2017 at 15:30

    Thanks for the list I would have the following changes and add ons.
    Brodie only as Possible
    Gallucci from crows will not play Rd1 other ahead of him.
    Mountford Possible
    Greenword Possible
    Melican Possible
    Bowes Possible

      Derek · 16/03/2017 at 15:37

      Brodie only a possible… interesting

    neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 15:43

    Durdin into possibles and whats your take on liles the hawk I like him but wtll he get a gig

      neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 15:44


    @t_woof · 16/03/2017 at 17:12

    Nice list Derek.

    Brodie not getting much of a run in JLT III makes me think he's more in group 2, than 1.

    And maybe Dan Butler up to group 2. Saw it reported on Fox Footy yesterday he Prestia and Caddy set for round 1.

    Preuss is one i would add to your list. Perhaps group 2 for him.

    Nailbitter7 · 17/03/2017 at 09:47

    T. Smith, Melb @ $102K is a rookie not on your list Derek and is a chance to play.

      Derek · 17/03/2017 at 11:40


      There is a Smith in defence as well, is he any chance?

NickMacMan · 16/03/2017 at 13:51

Give me a hand boys!

Def- adams, laird, jones, marchbank, hampton, stewart (otten, VW)

Mids- danger, Treloar, fyfe, titch, lloyd, beams, JOM, SPP, (hibberd, parfitt, barret)

Ruck- nank, sandi (Strnadica)

Fwd- Dahl, Macrae, Caddy, rough, steele, pickett (black, eddy)

Rooks will change.

Not sure about touhy, j.hunt or johannisen for the back and ryder, hoskin elliot anf mccarthy for the forwards


    NickMacMan · 16/03/2017 at 14:52


ccapper · 16/03/2017 at 13:55

J Steele or the Rough.
Cannot decide for the life of me

    Zee888 · 16/03/2017 at 14:58

    Steele averaged 63.8 in 2016 and 64.3 in 2015. Top score in 2016 was 81. Roughy has averaged 101, 103, 98, 95, 96 in the last 5 seasons with top scores of 145 and 150 in 2015. So one is proven and one is completely unproven and you will be predicting a break-out year. Some people predicted a break out year from Billings last year and he averaged 74.9. Some people predicted a break-out year from Brad Crouch and he performed his lowest averaged season…

      Burnmen · 16/03/2017 at 17:47

      Nobody predicted a break out year from Brad Crouch he was a ball magnet coming back from bad injuries.

    PJ8 · 16/03/2017 at 16:35

    Steele averaged 120+ over 3 years in the NEAFL. His AFL averages were due to not getting a go. He will get a good midfield time at Saints.

    Elite tackler and contested bull, I'm backing a breakout.

    Bravis Toak · 16/03/2017 at 17:53

    ccapper, I'd look at it like this.

    Have you got other risky picks in your team? if not, then you can probably afford to gamble on steele.

    If you are gambling on a few other blokes not getting injured or having breakouts then you might want to go with Roughy who is the safer pick.

Marco_Polo94 · 16/03/2017 at 14:06

Hey Community, just created a league. 319318 for those who want to join – would prefer the elites to join to make it a competitive season, cheers.

    Bravis Toak · 16/03/2017 at 16:21

    joined, mate.

      Marco_Polo94 · 16/03/2017 at 17:20

      good to have you amigo

Finnius123 · 16/03/2017 at 14:18

I know I have probably missed this thread a bit but thoughts on Jeremy Howe?

    Big G · 16/03/2017 at 14:52

    could be a real good POD but I don't have the balls to pick him.

    Marco_Polo94 · 16/03/2017 at 14:58

    I've got Adams and Laird so he isn't an option for me, however I like him as a selection. He finished the year last season incredibly well and will continue his intercept marking magnificence this season. Big balls to go him over a proven premo, but I wouldn't be overly surprised if he finished top 6.

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 15:14

      He has the same bye round as Shaw Laird & Adams. Tough to get him in

        hedski · 16/03/2017 at 15:43

        Pie did you get my email this morn I haven't heard back?
        Sry for jumping in Finnius, I'm taking Howe over Adams.

          INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 16:16

          I did mate. All good. Check your email

Goose · 16/03/2017 at 14:38

G'day fellas any feedback for this team? Got $131,900 in the bank and tossing up whether to move Jake Lloyd into a Rance or Adams or strengthening my mids a little bit but aside from that, feelin pretty good at this stage.

DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Lloyd, Hampton, Otten, Vickers-Willers (Stewart, Guthrie)
MID: Dangerfield, Merrett, Zorko, Fyfe, T. Mitchell, Beams, O'Meara, Powell-Pepper (Barret, Parfitt, Lloyd)
RUC: Gawn, Sandilands (Cameron)
FWD: Dahhaus, Gunston, Roughead, Nankervis, Black, Pickett (Houston, Eddy)

Cheers Community

    Maverick · 16/03/2017 at 23:28

    Solid team but I'd strengthen your mids a bit goose. Zorko, Mitchell and Merrett are all great but be nice to have one more certain top 10 – JPK, Pendlebury etc

Ozzzz · 16/03/2017 at 15:00

Anyone rekon Shannon Hurn is a shout?
I have him in but am not 100% sure

    Ozzzz · 16/03/2017 at 15:06

    I am impersonating an acquaintance, sorry community

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 16:13

      The Hurn Man is a Burn Man

    MarkyV12 · 16/03/2017 at 18:38

    sacrifices his game too much for him to consistently pump out good scores. He won't be top 8 defender. That puts a line through him for me

Samuel · 16/03/2017 at 15:02

Hey guys thoughts? Appreciate it

DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Touhy, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten, (Stewart, Guthrie)
MID: Dangerfield, Pendles, JPK, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, Powell-Pepper (Barret, Parfitt, Lloyd)
RUC: Nankilands (Cameron)
FWD: Dahhaus, Lynch, Caddy, Roughead,Taranto,Pickett (Houston, Eddy)

Derek · 16/03/2017 at 15:02

Cheers PD. we'll have to all get to the CK grand final.

Lloyd is not on my radar. Seems too much Brodie Smith like for me.

Kelly I like a lot. After the top 5 mids, there isn't a lot between the next 20. The price is determined by average, it should factor in games played as well. Some of the top 25 should not be considered because of risk.

Scoring between 25th best and 5th best isn't that much in the mids. So you can get away with looking for value.

Kelly at his price should score 22pts less than Priddis. He should cover that easily which makes him very good value.

So why don't all the elite players just get a team of Kelly's?

If you did have a team of Kelly priced/value players, you would start the year on fire!

But as the year goes on and team values increase, the 'value advantage' of a Kelly reduces. Remember team value should be around $13mil by round 13.

So teams will start becoming 'Full Premium' and your Kelly scoring a few points less than Priddis becomes a big issue. Both in Rank and Leagues.

Your only hope is to then trade Kelly to a Ultra premium, using another valuable trade. If you have trades left, no worries, but as we all know, trades become gold.

That is why the elite players keep saying, 'will he be a top 8?'

I like Kelly a lot. Will be a gun, will score really well for his price, but………… will he be a top 8 mid?

    PDAP · 16/03/2017 at 16:27

    Been watching the cricket. Aust 1 for 78.
    Thanks Derek. Will keep them both at this stage because they are heading in the right direction and they suit my bye strategy, but you never know particularly with Lloyd.

BigBuggars SC · 16/03/2017 at 15:09

Hi team,

Looking for some critique of my first edition, please:

S. Docherty H. Shaw C. Mills R. Murphy C. Hampton E. Vickers-Willis T. Stewart Z. Guthrie
P. Dangerfield L. Neale N. Fyfe M. Barlow D. Heppell D. Prestia D. Swallow J. Thomas B. Ainsworth J. Gallucci S. Powell-Pepper
T. Nankervis A. Sandilands T. English
L. Dahlhaus J. Macrae T. Greene M. White J. Simpkin J. Pickett J. Begley D. Houston


    wighty · 16/03/2017 at 17:41

    Gawn looks likely to spend a lot more time forward…pass at the price.

      seb · 16/03/2017 at 17:45

      If he's spending time forward he won't score as much so if he's playing more fwd quite a few would pass at that price…

Big G · 16/03/2017 at 15:21

Maxie Gawn is messing with you people. He is a beast – Unselect him at your own peril. Is Luke Ryan even playing?

    PJ8 · 16/03/2017 at 16:31

    My Gawn selection is subject to Spencer being selected. You don't think his score will be effected sharing the role?

    Ryan has not been sighted in any pre season games. Very unlikely to be named round 1. Highly rated rookie though, chance for games at some point for us to down grade to.

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 16:54

      I agree on Spencer. I am of the same opinion. If he's named round 1 Max is Gawn.

      Luke Ryan is still recovering from a shoulder injury, hence why he missed the JLT. Hopefully a juicy downgrade later on

        Big G · 16/03/2017 at 17:16

        Even if Spencer plays, I don't see him taking the majority of the ruck role and Gawn is still good up forward.

SR Bart · 16/03/2017 at 15:34

Hi coaches would love your honest oppinion on this team

Def: Docherty, Shaw, Adams,Hampton, Marchbank, Stewart (Vickers-Willis, Melican)

Mid: Danger, Pendlebury, Treloar, Fyfe, O’Meara, Beams, Swallow,Powell-Pepper (Barrett, Wigg, Miles)

Ruck: Nankervis, Sandi (Witts)

Fwd: N Riewlodt, Dalhaus, Roughead, Franklin, Taranto, Eddy (Pickett, Parfitt)

Still have $63800 in the bank

Johnny · 16/03/2017 at 15:40

I see a lot of teams going with Sandilands. I understand the value but if he gets injured which is highly likely for a 34 year old ruck, where to from there?

    SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 16:07

    A lot of it has to do with the uncertainty with the premium rucks. Just how well will Gawn, Grundy, Goldy, Stef etc start the season? Not since the Dean Cox era have we had the top 2 rucks from the previous season back it up as the top 2 the following season, so a set and forget strategy has plenty of attached risk. A case in point is in 2016 I started with the 2 top rucks in Stef and Goldy from 2015 and it was pretty much a train wreck for me.

    For every year there is always a couple of surprises in terms of ruck premo sliders and bolters. So we only need to get 6 or 7 decent games out of Sandiballs and then we can lop his head off, bank the profit and then jump on whichever ruck premo is dominating and perhaps operating solo.

    And there is always a slight chance Sandiballs becomes a season long keeper just like he did back in 2014. In fact his durability in 2014 and 2015 was excellent missing just 1 game in each of those seasons and that was just due to a Rossy rest iirc.

    PJ8 · 16/03/2017 at 16:18

    A lot of the uncertainty around the Ruck premos is that talk about teams picking 2 ruckman.

    Will Spencer, Daw or Archie Smith be picked for round 1. Also i don't feel Grundy is proven just yet so he is a risk in himself.

    If they all 3 of the above back up ruckman get named i will want to be going with the Nankilands combo and as mentioned roll it out for 6-7 rounds, hopefully make some coin and jump on the in-form/solo ruckman.

    A problem is Nank will be locked in Thurs night before Kangas team is finalised.

    @t_woof · 16/03/2017 at 17:19

    Witts, Preuss, Nankervis, Ryder as some form of coverage.

    Depends on the timing of the injury, post byes won't be much of a concern. Should be out of most teams by then.

INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 15:58

Hedski I got your payment this morning & responded to your email. Can you reply when you get a minute

    hedski · 16/03/2017 at 16:17

    Sorry mate your email hasn't filtered thru yet, all good as long as you got mine.
    League full yet?

      INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 16:25

      I got yours mate. Your team is the VB Dip$ one isn't it? Pretty sure it is. Across the 2 league 34/36 paid up now. I'll give the other 2 till Saturday & if they haven't made payment or contacted me there are others desperately waiting to take those spots. So there won't be an issue with 2 both fully paid up leagues

        hedski · 16/03/2017 at 16:29

        Yeah that's mine, nearly game on cheers.

Statlogic · 16/03/2017 at 16:09

Macrae's stats
2014 avg 100
2015 avg 97
2016 avg 94

There are limited fwds but is he really worth his price? Will he improve?

Adams hadn't played a full season ever. Also has never avg over 100….surely trap.

    PJ8 · 16/03/2017 at 16:24

    Macrae's attraction is purely hid DPP.

    To be able to pick him in our forward lines is a bonus for what i would consider a midfielder.

    Even if he flat lines this year and averages 94, that will be enough to be a top 8 FWD in my opinion. Picking premo's should also be based on who you think will be top 8-10 in there position, i think he will be top 8 easy.

      Dee · 16/03/2017 at 16:44

      didn't even look twice….

Costa · 16/03/2017 at 16:34


Some interesting teams here. Regardless of where you finish like myself rather highly its not rocket science.
Any way you structure your team is a gamble but Il put it to you like this. You have 30 trades for the year, generally to upgrade a mid pricer it takes two trades; 1 to down grade a rookie and the other to upgrade a mid pricer to the premium which is ok.
Some of these teams have up to 11 mid priced players and the majority returning from injury. Only 6% of players priced between 2-500K finish the year with a 100+ average. That means you are planning to use 22 trades just to up grade mid priced players,then your rookies will take 6 minimum, leaving you with only 4 trades for injury or long suspension players. RISKY
Someone said to leave beams out of that group, BEAMS is probably the only one because he is returning from a bone break and roughy from illness, the rest are soft tissue. Omeara, sandi & swallow for example WILL and i assure you WILL be out again. Stick with premiums and low priced rookies with 2, max 3 mid pricers.
Set and forget your ruckman, nankervis has a bad game.. Maric will be in the next week. Same goes with Hickey and longer, Ryder and Lobbe, stef martin and archie smith, nichols and witts. These clubs are so reactive with rucks unless they have one standout like Goldy, Gawn, Jacobs, Grundy, they get persistence.

Just my tips

    Northernsoul74 · 16/03/2017 at 17:05

    Sensible words but we need the rookies to pick.

    INPieman · 16/03/2017 at 17:14

    Nice Costa. The problem is with the lack of rookies we are being forced into looking at the mid pricers. I'm sure most would love to go guns & rookies

    Juzzy · 16/03/2017 at 17:58

    Yep. That's the way it's done Costa. Northern and INP have pointed out our challenge with GNR this year.

    Secondly (and in the spirit of everyone making up their own minds) …
    Regarding the clubs that are "so reactive with rucks".
    Games last year Hickey 20 Longer 0. Sydney belted the Saints at Etihad in rnd 20 ending their finals chances. Hickey was rested for the last 3 rounds to give Holmes a taste of senior footy.
    Dimma looooves Nank. The way he has been talking about him you'd think they had recruited Polly Farmer. Maric is there as a secondary backup(behind Hampson who is currently injured) this year with a view to staying on as the ruck coach.
    Ryders leg would have to fall off to be dropped for Lobbe.
    I don't see one bad game getting these guys sent to the vfl.

    I fully agree with set and forget rucks but this is the year to give all the rucks a bit of informed consideration.

    Good Luck.

    SCB · 16/03/2017 at 18:13

    Ryder will not be in and out of Port. He wasn't injured.

Eric_the_Red · 16/03/2017 at 16:58

Ok community. Should I be convinced to not go with a Martin / Hickey ruck combo?

Steve1 · 16/03/2017 at 17:21

Heres a naughty subject, has anyone played or going to make a team for the other mob (afl fantasy dream team or whatever its called) I played it once a few years ago but couldn't get into it. The only thing i liked was how it had photos of the players. so many times playing supercoach i have gone through a whole season without knowing what half my rookies look like. (sorry jay kennedy harris)

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 17:59

    Yeah watching Melbourne matches a few years back was something to avoid…

      neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 18:46

      much better looking players now Gawn Spencer

    SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 18:50

    I have been playing both Real Dream Team (RDT) and AFL Fantasy (AF) for years. Supercoach is god's own game and the other formats are mere pretenders in comparison but all 3 comps have a huge cash prize for first place so why not?! I actually got close to the prize money in RDT one year. AF is all about playing the stock market, even more so than the other 2 codes, with the 'use them or lose them' 2 trades every single week so you get nearly 50% more trades with 44 for the season which has its pros and cons.

    One nice aspect about the DT comps is that it's easy to verify the simplified scoring system it uses. So you have none of that "How the hell did Rance score 145??" or "Why did Zorko only score 75??" irritation you sometimes get in Supercoach.

      Steve1 · 16/03/2017 at 19:03

      Thanks man, sounds like i may as well give them both a crack. Yeh im so used to conserving my trades in supercoach it will be wierd to have the ability to do 2 trades each week.

wighty · 16/03/2017 at 17:28

I really think we spend too much time on posting our sides and looking for comments. Has anyone changed their side as a result ?

Having said that…any comments…LOL

Adams, Laird, Martin J, MBank, Hampton, VW….Otten/T Stewart
Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Jwood, Treloar, fyfe,Beams, D swallow….. PP/Pickett/Miles
Sandi, nank….Strnadica
Dahl, Greene, Billings, Taranto, Black, Eddy….Houston/Cameron

    Randomcliche2 · 16/03/2017 at 18:11

    I got a few responses to a call out on Hartlett who will not be gracing my side.

    Interested in your thoughts on why Jack Martin. The other unique pick is Billings…who I won't be running again this year. I'm trying ever so hard to avoid breakout players this year.

James · 16/03/2017 at 17:57

Convince me whether to pick or not pick roughhesd

Scyb · 16/03/2017 at 18:29

766378 – 2 more spots!

Scyb · 16/03/2017 at 18:54

Feedback on the team?

Def: Shaw, Adams, Mills, Marchbank, Hampton, Ottens (EVW, Stewart)
Mid: Danger, JPK, Trelor, Priddis, Fyfe, M crouch, Beams, SPP (Barret, Hibberd, Parfitt)
Ruc: Nan, Sandi (strnadica)
For: Buddy, Dahl, Ryder, Roughy, Taranto, Pickett (Miles, Eddy)

Definitely very midfield heavy and trusting Jock on the M Crouch selection.

Am I too light on the other 3 areas?

Luke · 16/03/2017 at 19:01

comments on my team would be much appreciated…
DEF: Dawson, S. Lemmens, T. McKenzie, B. Smith, H. Hartlett, K. Bradley (Batchelor, D. Meyer)
MID: C. Morton, A. Fiora, D. Rich, E. Yeo, D. Thomas, C. Menadue, J. McMahon, L. Greenwood (Tambling, R. Roberts, Oakley-Nicholls)
RUC: A. Graham, M. Lobbe (A. Browne)
FWD: H. Bennell, T. Hunt , K. Kingsley, A. Lovett, Conca, C. Cloke (Schoenmakers, A. Collins)
…….gone heavy in the MIDS. Think Morton and Menadue top two Midfielders come seasons end.

    Luff · 16/03/2017 at 22:26

    Haha SuperSpud!!!! Classic

BlueBoy · 16/03/2017 at 19:01

Jake Lloyd, Josh Kelly and Steele


Marchbank, Titch and Greene?

    Sully321 · 16/03/2017 at 19:39

    IMO 2

GNR · 16/03/2017 at 19:06

Thoughts on 3 pies in a squad….Pendles, Treloar, Adams….too much?

    Browncow · 16/03/2017 at 23:41

    Nope – all A graders. Some will have Grundy as well. If you also have a handful of Crows and Giants you might need to rethink if chasing ranking or round 13 win.

Sully321 · 16/03/2017 at 19:40

what is nankervis' scoring potential? what can he average this year?

    SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 21:44

    So long as he can keep Hampson out of the side for most of the season I think 85-95 is a reasonable expectation. Some coaches may expect higher and others lower but 85-95 would be my guess as a lone wolf ruckman.

    He's already one of Dimma's favs so should be given every opportunity to excel at the Tigers.

Keenbutclueless · 16/03/2017 at 20:00

Just having a look at the teams posted on this thread over the past few days. Like everyone else, wrestling with mid priced versus rookies. Especially on the forward line.
Of the 54 teams, 7 have 3 rookies onfield, 43 have 2 rookies onfield, 3 teams have 1 rookie on field, and only one team went mid price down to F6.

The most selected onfield rookies were
Taranto 29
Pickett 18
McCarthy 13
Black 12
Eddy 11
Butler 4

Of these, McCarthy has job security but hard to imagine he could generate much cash.
Taranto looks like he could generate cash, but had questionable job security
Pickett as a small forward in a lowly team will doubtless give us a few awful scores, and we would all be much happier leaving him on the bench.
Black – is he best 22, after being left out of JLT3?
Eddy – surely is bench only
WHE – probably has job security, but probably won't generate enough cash
Butler – again a small forward who we would prefer on the bench at best.

So, what does it all mean? Obviously everyone will draw their own conclusions, but for me, I am questioning even 2 onfield rookies. I am surprised, given the underwhelming quality of the rookies available that there are not more teams sporting only 1 or zero rookies onfield.

For those with a Nankilands, but still running 2 forward rookies, maybe consider bringing Nankervis down to F5 and running Witts as F2. Is Witts at F2 a better bet than WHE or McCarthy at F5? Possibly.

If Nankervis is just a ruck stepping stone, does Ryder make sense on the forward line? Maybe. Could be more likely to be a keeper at the end of the season than Nankervis.

What about Hrovat? If Zac Jones is a valid pick in Defence, then I would argue that Hrovat is equally valid as a forward selection. Again a stepping stone that will cost a trade, but will shore up a spot and will outscore WHE andMCarthy and will probably generate the same amount of cash.

At the moment I feel more inclined to run SPP and Barrett at M7 and M8 and go mid priced crazy on the forward line.

I look forward to some opinions

    Northernsoul74 · 16/03/2017 at 21:05

    Barrett's JS is just as iffy as the fwd rookies you're concerned about.

    Swans2012 · 17/03/2017 at 10:55

    I agree, Taranto my only on field rook up forward. I've toyed with witts at r2 behind sandi simply because he has the best scoring potential behind Taranto ( who is no lock for games). I'd much rather play witts than any of the other rooks up forward. But sandy and witts is too risky for me, just doesn't feel right, and nank looks to good at f4

Andrew · 16/03/2017 at 20:30


My current defense is Shaw, Adams and Laird who all have the same bye. Is this a worry or am I just overthinking this?

    the nank · 16/03/2017 at 21:10

    I'd be worrying maybe try and start the Doc at d1?

    SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 21:11

    Maybe overthinking it a little. Although i you were to have 4 premos in one line all with the same bye that might be pushing things a tad. Also you wouldn't want to have two Rd9 bye premos in the same line either but otherwise I wouldn't sweat it too much.

    More important is your overall bye structure particularly with respect to your premos and so long as that is reasonably balanced you shouldn't go too far wrong. It's probably also a good idea to have some sort of plan on what premos you intend as trade in targets and when you expect to acquire them.

    Of course like any plan it's subject to revision as events transpire but I still think it's a worthwhile exercise to have some sort of idea of how your team might look throughout the byes.

      Don't blush Baby · 16/03/2017 at 21:24

      Ha Ha SC, I had to read that 3 times and I'm none the wiser.

      Paralysis by Analysis I'm thinking !

      Cheers mate

        SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 21:40

        Yeah DBB I should have just left it as "don't sweat it dude!" and moved on. 🙂

neil Demons Delight · 16/03/2017 at 20:45

good looking team Tommo Most of us have a problem with F6/7 miles butler eddy parfit don't appear to have great long term JS. am having thoughts about Nank at F6 for JS mainly.Cant see him loosing no 1 ruck to Hampson at least not soon

Dylan · 16/03/2017 at 20:46

Thoughts on this team, still uncertain about rookie selections

Simpson, Shaw, Laird, McGrath, Hampton, Scharenberg (Otten, Stewart)
Danger, Hanners, Treloar, Sloane, Fyfe, T.Mitchell, Beams, Powell-Pepper (Hibberd, Barrett, Freeman)
Sandilands, Nankervis (Strnadica)
Dahlhaus, T.Lynch, Roughy, Taranto, Bowes, Pickett (Houston, Eddy)

Bank: $27,500

    wombatsfc · 16/03/2017 at 21:01

    C'mon Dylan get serious about your backline, what makes you think McGrath will find the real thing easier than the practice games? Have a look at his JLT stats mate he will lose you money with his sub 40 scores

      Dylan · 16/03/2017 at 23:52

      Yeah looking at it it's not too good of a backline, I'll probably switch things around to get a 4th premo since I can't rely on a Marchbank or Thurlow to get the job done

the nank · 16/03/2017 at 21:10

Can someone tell me who WHE is

    the nank · 16/03/2017 at 21:11

    On second thought i know realise

      SCaddict · 16/03/2017 at 21:37

      WHO WHE WHY?? 🙂

    Gunna · 17/03/2017 at 10:51

    Will Hoskins Elliot

Izzy · 16/03/2017 at 21:48

Hey Guys, with things looking slim in the forward rookie department, who is the best option between 140k-200k?

    Browncow · 17/03/2017 at 00:02

    Have a look at Derek's post above Izzy. If you have Pickett and Eddy, Turner from North is hard at it and should play some games.

      Derek · 17/03/2017 at 08:22

      I'm a big Simpkin fan. Love how he played in JLT

Derek · 16/03/2017 at 23:24

Which of the $200k forwards are people going with?

McCarthy, WHE, Taranto, Turner……… any others?

    Dee · 17/03/2017 at 01:59

    at the moment I've got Taranto and WHE but really contemplating on replacing WHE for McCarthy…. depending on the team announcements for Round 1, a lot could still change and could end up not having WHE or McCarthy at all. In the case of Taranto, I have no plans of whatsoever to get rid of him. Bloody LOCK. Cheers and good luck.

    neil Demons Delight · 17/03/2017 at 08:02

    Taranto a lock turner just a pass that's it

      Derek · 17/03/2017 at 09:37

      F4, F5, F6 are my main concern.

      Have $600k to spend.

      Eddy and Pickett on bench.

      Dahlhaus, McCrae and Cyril locked.

      Option 1. Roughie, Houston, Durbin

      Option 2. Taranto, WHE, Simpkin/Turner

      Option 3. Taranto, Turner/Simpkin, Black +$80k

        Derek · 17/03/2017 at 09:38

        I like the $80k option

          Derek · 17/03/2017 at 09:44

          Taranto has DPP. I love DPP's

          Swans2012 · 17/03/2017 at 10:42

          80k option best id say, but that sounds like a forward line that will bleed points imo Derek, a lot of risk, no way of getting roughie/Steele/nank/Ryder + 200k rook+ black/Simpkin/turner?

            Derek · 17/03/2017 at 11:43

            Defence is

            Adams, Laird, Mills, Marchbank, McGrath, Hampton (Vickers, Stewart)

            I could go Marchbank to Otten to free up $100k and get Ryder or Roughie

              Swans2012 · 17/03/2017 at 13:49

              Makes sense to me, sounds like a points positive decision

    Insagram2 · 17/03/2017 at 09:49

    Sorry, but who is WHE?

RuckmansYEAR · 17/03/2017 at 06:18

Apart from powell pepper, who are people thinking on the mid rookie line?
Just off the top of head can't remember a few… bit there's not much here really for any security of game time.
Seriously considering going light fwd and just load up mids..
Fwd has soo many decent rookie picks. Anyone else seeing the same things?

    Derek · 17/03/2017 at 09:24

    Barrett and Atley are mid only.

    I'll go with them plus Hibberd DEF/MID and Parfitt MID/FWD to open up swings

BlueBoy · 17/03/2017 at 08:59

Would Ben Long get a game if he wasn't suspended?

Thinking of using him as a floating doughnut since in first 2 rounds since he's more likely to make money eventually.

    BlueBoy · 17/03/2017 at 09:06

    *Thinking of using him as a floating doughnut in the first 2 rounds since he's more likely to make money eventually.

Aaron · 17/03/2017 at 09:53

Hey guys, would love some feedback on my team

DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Laird, Z. Jones, Hampton, Stewart (Otten, VIckers Willis)
MID: Dangerfield, Hannebery, Fyfe, Treloar, J. Kelly, Beams, Taranto, Powell-Pepper (Wigg, Hibbert, Parfitt)
RUCK: Ryder, Sandilands (Strnadica)
FOR: N. Riewolt, Dahlhouse, Franklin, Nankervis, Hoskin-Elliot, Eddy (Pickett, Cameron)

Thanks fellas

Madeabooboo · 17/03/2017 at 10:49

Like it. Risks with Jones, Kelly, Ryder and Hoskin Elliot but if it comes off you will be ahead of the pack.

    neil Demons Delight · 17/03/2017 at 13:34

    a risk on each line but each is worthy Good team personally Ryder is the real risky one

FearTheBeard · 17/03/2017 at 13:29


JPK, Oliver, Cameron (First 2 on field, Cameron as bench)

Selwood, Jaeger, Witts (All would play on field)

    FearTheBeard · 17/03/2017 at 13:35

    Scratch that.

    It is now pick 1 of these options please

    OPTION 1 : Selwood, Jaeger, Witts, Cameron (3 on field)

    OPTION 2 : JPK, Oliver, Cameron, Miles (2 on field)

    OPTION 3 : JPK, Jaeger, Witts, Strna (3 on field)

WhatsaFtumch · 17/03/2017 at 15:11

Version 202.5

DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Hampton, Vickers-Willis, Stewart. (J.Smith, Guthrie)
MID: Danger, Parker, Selwood, Treloar, Fyfe, Hall, Beams, O'Meara (SPP, Hibberd, Pickett)
RUC: Martin, Sandi (Strandnica)
FWD: Dahl, Macrae, Steele, Black, Butler, Eddy (Parfitt, Houston)

$91K in the bank…If Martin doesn't play as lone ruckman may go down to Nank and upgrade Steele to Roo? Had Priddis in an earlier version, but think Hall will smash it early and is good value…money in the bank allows for changes re rookies (Otten into DEF obvious, Taranto/McCarthy into FWD possibly?)

Would love to put Zorko into my team but feel Beams offers better value…and thinking upgrade JOM to Zorko eventually…still not convinced by my forwards (esp Macrae & Steele) and could easily be persuaded to put Roo and/or Buddy in…not convinced by Caddy at all yet…Greene is tempting tho'…gawd, what a mess…playing Supercoach, Dreamteam, and AFL Fantasy…it just messes with the mind… But bloody hell it makes work on a Friday arvo easier to get through! (that and the pints at the pub)…happy St Pats day all!

    WhatsaFtumch · 17/03/2017 at 15:23

    shit, just realised this post is wasted on this thread, the community has moved on! bloody useless public service internet! Never mind, will copy and paste into another thread and wonder if anyone gives a damn

Jake · 17/03/2017 at 20:38

Hanners + Rookie or Murphy + Swallow?

    Northerner · 18/03/2017 at 15:29

    First, no question. You have 1 keeper and one cash generator v 2 that will not generate much cash and will require 2 trades to get them to premiums

Northerner · 18/03/2017 at 07:04


Just looking at the injury lists. Jake Lever is "test". Let's assume he does miss one week, even spend another in the reserves. What do others think about Otten's JS. Are we at risk of getting 1/2 games and then he's missing for weeks from our sides?

Waterloo sunset · 18/03/2017 at 09:59

Jock, what's going on mate? I, along with a couple of others have complained, whinged whatever about paying for the magazine three weeks ago. The money has been withdrawn but no magazine. Can you email me please. Have you run out? My hard earned money back please. Other scribes do not want to be reading about this stuff.

Brandon · 18/03/2017 at 18:04

G'day all I've got a league I'm hoping to fill with some of the top 1% players from this forum!
I finished 982 last year so use that as a bit of a gauge.. If you finished top 1k or think you're gonna push close to it this year then join up!

Sam · 18/03/2017 at 22:37

What's everyone thinking about Kade Simpson this year?
Will he be the same consistent lock as last year?

    Marco_Polo94 · 18/03/2017 at 23:14


Jason · 18/03/2017 at 23:00

Love to hear your opinions on this team fellas

DEF: A.Rance, R.Laird, K.Simpson, R.Murphy, Z.Williams, A.McGrath (E.Vicker-Willis, T.Stewart)
MID: P.Dangerfield, A.Treloar, The Bont, N.Fyfe, J.Kelly, D.Beams, S.Powell-Pepper, J.Barrett (J.Picket, M.Hibberd, B.Parfitt)
RUCK: T.Nankervis, A.Sandiballs #Nankilands (L.Strandica)
FWD: L.Dahlhaus, J.Caddy, J.Roughead, T.Boyd, T.Taranto, A.Black (B.Eddy, D.Houston)

Aaron Black (along woth all the rookies) is subject to change based on selections

Bull · 19/03/2017 at 18:02

Am thinking of running with McGovern as a premo with laird, Shaw and Adams. What is the community feel? Haven't seen many select McGovern, solid intercept player with some pod value?

Bolts · 19/03/2017 at 23:08

Hi all would love some feedback, very confused which way to go with my structure normally i like guns & rookies but there's so many mid priced players. so far i've got
DEF; S.Docherty, H.Shaw, R.Laird,C. Hampton, A.Otten, T.Stewart ( EVW, J.Smith )
MID; Danger, Pendlebury, J.Selwood, R.Gray, Fyfe, Beams, Taranto, SPP ( J.Pickett, B.Parfitt, J.Barrett )
RUCK; Gawn, Sandi (Stranica)
FWD; Kennedy, Dahlhaus, Roughead, Nankervis, McCarthy, Eddy ( Houston, Cameron )

Davo · 20/03/2017 at 21:49

The supreme league all invited 200270

Westy · 21/03/2017 at 07:58

League 964940 available

Westy · 21/03/2017 at 07:59

Is Ablett or Rockliffe a shark move or a ""jump the shark" move?

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