Round 1 Supercoach Panic Room

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Supercoach Panic Room

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard season 2017.

Please take this moment to say farewell to your loved ones; to any significant others, to any children you may have, to your dog – before season 2017 gets underway.

It’s an exciting time to be alive. Never has so much been up for grabs so early into a season, and so many differing ideas on how to approach the thing. I’m excited. Also terrified, but mainly excited. So welcome to the start of the season, to the ROLLING Panic Room – which will be updated as the day goes on and the panic sets in near lockout!

Now, please take your seat and stow your tray tables. In case of an emergency, there are no exits. In the inevitable event of an accident, collapse into the foetal position as shown, take a deep breath, and scream after me.


SUNDAY TEAMS NAMED: Andy Otten is IN, Jackson Thurlow is NOT. Anyone with Dom Sheed will be disappointed to hear he’s been left out. Myles Poholke and, as expected, Ed Vickers-Willis are not playing! AND – breakout candidate Sam Menegola has been omitted? I have no idea why, but he’s not. If you were banking on him, unbank very quickly.

NO JAKE SPENCER. Welcome to my team, Maxy Gawn. NO BILLY LONGER. Will please those going with either. Joel Smith has been named (see above – moustache selection). Melksham, Lewis, Steele, Carlilse all in. Complete dark horse in Mitch Hannan named for the Dees. 117k fwd, mature aged draftee from Footscray. No JLT games. Midfielder/Forward who according to Melbourne’s website “possesses speed, power and endurance, Hannan was a cross-country runner when he was younger. He is now an architect.”

Oliver Florent has been named for the Swans, Darcy Cameron has not. No Isaac Heeney, either. Port Adelaide have named Dan Houston, Brett Eddy and Sam Powell-Pepper, which eliminates any concerns I had over Houston missing. Not sure on Houston’s job security with a few flankers like Pittard to come into the side. I’ll give him a miss.

Jake Barrett is IN for the Lions, Archie Smith is NOT. REPEAT. STEF MARTIN IS GOING SOLO. Gary Ablett has been named in the centre of the ground. Wow. Jarrod Witts is also riding solo. HUGE.

Essendon has named Ash McGrath, Josh Green and no ruckmen save Shaun McKernan. Cale Hooker has been named, James Stewart has not. Hawthorn rookie Teia Miles is an emergency, but Jaeger O’Meara, Jarryd Roughead, Tom Mitchell and Ricky Henderson have been named.

I covered North Melbourne above so Imma copy and paste it: North Melbourne, that rookie farm it is, have announced six players will don the blue and white this weekend. We’ve FINALLY been given a midfielder, with Declan Mountford, a 123k rookie, named to play his first game. Had 73 and 43 in two JLT games, but only at 50% game time and 1.16 points per minute, but keep in mind Ben Cunnington is suspended for round 1.

Braydon Pruess, a 123k ruckman, will debut after scores of 70, 95 and 45 in the JLT. Have no doubt, this will impact Goldstein, but after 3 goals in JLT 2, expect him to spend more time forward than rucking. Will pass considering most have ruck cover in the form of Nankervis and Pruessy doesn’t have DPP. Good security blanket for those starting with Witts if he stinks it up in the first few rounds.

Mitchell Hibberd finally gets his chance in North colours and our Supercoach sides, after 61% game time across the JLT and scores of 31, 72 and 27, as does Jy Simpkin, who averaged 42.5 at 160-odd thousand dollarydoos. He’s a pass for mine.

Notably, Ed Vickers-Willis WAS named, but on the extended bench and North have confirmed he won’t play. It was always going to be one of EVW and Hibberd, however.

No surprises at the Eagles.

Adelaide have NOT named Jake Lever, meaning Andy Otten should? Play. I hope he does. Should in light of GWS’ forward line. Hard to guage the Giant’s side but Tim Taranto is IN. Rory Sloane has been named.

Brandan Parfitt AND Tom Stewart have been named ON THE FIELD for the Cats, but no Zach Guthrie OR Aaron Black, as expected.


FIRST EDIT: 1PM – rookie news

North Melbourne, that rookie farm it is, have announced six players will don the blue and white this weekend. We’ve FINALLY been given a midfielder, with Declan Mountford, a 123k rookie, named to play his first game. Had 73 and 43 in two JLT games, but only at 50% game time and 1.16 points per minute, but keep in mind Ben Cunnington is suspended for round 1.

Braydon Pruess, a 123k ruckman, will debut after scores of 70, 95 and 45 in the JLT. Have no doubt, this will impact Goldstein, but after 3 goals in JLT 2, expect him to spend more time forward than rucking. Will pass considering most have ruck cover in the form of Nankervis and Pruessy doesn’t have DPP. Good security blanket for those starting with Witts if he stinks it up in the first few rounds.

Mitchell Hibberd finally gets his chance in North colours and our Supercoach sides, after 61% game time across the JLT and scores of 31, 72 and 27, as does Jy Simpkin, who averaged 42.5 at 160-odd thousand dollarydoos. He’s a pass for mine.

Notably, Ed Vickers-Willis was NOT named. It was always going to be one of EVW and Hibberd, however.

Joel Smith has been confirmed to play his first game for the Demons. A former basketballer with a moustache that rivals even Lekdog’s. Is named as a 117k defender in Supercoach, but the Dees are trying to work him in as a forward. Worth a shot if others aren’t named. A man with a moustache like that can’t possibly be bad at football.

The #2 pick from last year’s draft, Tim Taranto (207k fwd/mid) has been confirmed as starting for the Giants. With both Brett Deledio and Cogs Coniglio missing for the first 6-8 weeks, Taranto has great job security for that time, and if he plays well – which he should considering he’s a jet – he should make us coin and score. Locked in for mine.

Gold Coast has announced Ben Ainsworth (198k fwd/mid) and Jack Bowes (171k mid/fwd) are locked in for their first games. Ainsworth managed a modest average of 41 during his 3 JLT games, and Bowes averaged even less, racking up only 35 and 39 from his two games. I’m passing on both lads. We also see a distinct lack of Will Brodie in this announcement.


The deadline for upgraded rookies has passed and… we’ve heard nothing. My pulse is racing but old mate Pat Keane from AFL House has been known to lodge the paperwork and then tweet it out later. This is very concerning for those like Jock who are relying on Jakey Barrett to hold down a midfield slot (or Zac Guthrie in the backline like a certain someone who’s going Marchbank at D3…)

On better news, Curtly Hampton has been confirmed to debut for the Crows this weekend and should be in every team. Dom Pyke also said Rory Sloane was going to be named and was a 98% chance of playing. Curiously, he also said the injured Jake Lever would be named, but a call wouldn’t be made on him until later on. Considering he plays a similar role to Andy Otten, who is on most of our benches, this is extremely concerning. Do not rely on Otten to fill an on-field slot.

THIRD EDIT: 3PM – All Quiet HYPE on the Internet Front

WE HAVE OUR ROOKIE UPGRADES! Jake Barrett has been upgraded by the Lions at should be on everyone’s benches. Joel Smith and his incredible moustache have been upgraded, and is being tipped to play round one by journos at both News Corp and Fairfax. Shaun Edwards has also been upgraded from the rookie list, but isn’t Fantasy relevant. No word on Zac Guthrie from Geelong, however.

Aaron Young spoke to the media today and confirmed Brett Eddy will debut against the Swans in the wet on Saturday, but as it will be very, very… damp… I’d start Eddy on the pine. He also said he was looking forward to Dan Houston lining up for the Power “soon.” WHAT DOES SOON MEAN, AARON? DOES THAT MEAN IN TWO DAYS TIME? IN TWO WEEKS? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT WHY DOES NO-ONE UNDERSTAAANNNDDDDDDDDD

FOURTH EDIT: 4PM – The Fourth (Edit) Awakens

Rocket Eade has fronted up and confirmed that on top of Jack Bowes and Ben Ainsworth, new recruits Jarrod WittsPearce Hanley and Michael Barlow will play. He made no comment on if Witts would be rucking solo, however. There’s also still no news on Zac Guthrie, which is leading me to believe there will be no news on him.

Also in MAJOR BREAKING NEWS the AFL has announced we’ll get to choose from THREE TYPES OF SALT AT THE FOOTY. Wow! Now, we can sample regular salt, or we can top our chips with the tears of Carlton fans or Richmond fans. It’s said they’re working on prefecting Collingwood tear salt, but they’re yet to make them safe for human consumption. But still, it’s huge news.


FIFTH EDIT: 5.30PM – The Calm Before The Storm

Essendon have announced #1 pick Ash McGrath (211k def/mid) will play against the Hawks this week. I’m not going within a Bull’s roar of him at his price – I just can’t see him scoring enough to generate cash. However, if you are desperate for a defensive rookie on field you could go there, but I’d advise against doing so.

It’s looking increasingly likely Harrison Macreadie (117k def) will be named as a late emergency for the Blues, with some speculating Simon White will be dropped and Jacob Wietering can play forward. He scored 44 and 11 in the JLT last year and will be akin to Michael Hartley last year, just with far worse job security. Don’t knee jerk and select him.

Port have released their SANFL trial match for tonight, and Lee Gaskin from has scanned through the names to see who’s missing. Keep in mind, they are travelling to Sydney, so Atley or Houston could be emergencies, but it’s promising regardless!


Harrison Macreadie is in, Jed Lamb is out. No changes to Richmond’s team. Sit tight for the big one in 25 minutes.



Look at that! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Captain McCaptainface! Everyone’s favourite Superhero is back as the great* Captain makes his first appearance for the year!


*great in girth. Any other insinuations from the word great are entirely co-incidental.

If you have the big orange C on a bloke who isn’t named Patrick Dangerfield or Nathaniel Fyfe, you need to have a good, hard look at yourself. The loophole is set up, it’s the last game of the week, Danger scored 155 in his first game last year. Fyfe only scored 61 but the Dockers were pummelled by the Dogs and it doesn’t count. There are only two questions: which one do you pick and why is it Patrick Dangerfield?

But we’ve got a whole great big plethora of VC options: from tonight’s Carlton vs Richmond fest all the way through. Sam Docherty is projected to hit 132 against the Tigers, and I’d wager he’s just about the only captaincy option I’d drag out of Thursday’s game. On Friday, Supercoach’s eternal Prince Scott Pendlebury plays off against the Dogs, as does his heir to the Collingwood Throne Adam Treloar, who is also my VC for the week. He averaged 114 during the JLT but went at a huge 1.4 PPM.

Max Gawn averages 112 against the Saints, and without the 3rd man up rule we may see his scoring escalate yet again. He doesn’t like Etihad, however, and if Jake Spencer is named cross him right off your lists. In the same game, Nick Riewoldt averages 113 against the Dees and 111 at Etihad (over 124 games!)… he could go massive. Who are you thinking of, community?


The newest member of the Panic Room Family makes her debut this week – the weekly track of WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY is going on in the rucks this year. I toyed with a simple #RuckWatch hashtag but #RuckingHell is far, far better according to Me: A Young Person and a Hashtag Expert.

SO: what do we know?

That everything I wrote above is wrong. We’ve now got solo rucks coming out the wazoo, and have the opposite problem we thought we had: we’ve got so many blokes we can pick!

Max Gawn:


Todd Goldstein

??????????????? We think Pruess will play? Pruess WILL play. He’ll probably play more forward than ruck? We think? Is Ben Brown still a thing? Does Majak ruck much? Is Goldstein injured????? WHO KNOWS???????

Post team-release there are still too many question marks for mine

Brodie Grundy

Has had Mason Cox elevated from the rookie list, but Cox is there as a chop out – he’ll play mainly forward according to those in the know at Collingwood. Clear number one ruck.

Tom Hickey

LONGER WON’T PLAY. Was identified as the standout to benefit from the 3rd man up rule in the Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Magazine. Now has a clear run at achieving that.

Stef Martin

NO ARCHIE SMITH. Tore the JLT apart when he played without him. Has a draw as soft as a baby’s bottom in the lead up to the byes. Injury free.

Aaron Sandilands

Will be playing alongside Jon Griffin and spending stints forward according to everyone’s favourite [redacted], Ross Lyon. However, he’s done this before. We’re fine.

The Nank

..beam him up, Scotty. Number one ruck.

Paddy Ryder

Just to throw another spanner in the works. I’ll be avoiding him for a while due to match fitness. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have an iteration of my team with him in. Think Nank is ahead of him though. Just.

Jarrod Witts

..erm. Um. I think he’ll be solo? Surely. Currie’s useless and no-one up there like Nicholls. Ah wait they have Brooksby. Oh god. Cross your fingers, boys and girls.

You all crossed your fingers well enough! He’s riding solo!

Jonathon Giles

no. Even more so considering he hasn’t been named.


Frequently Asked Questions about how the round 1 rolling lockout works:

Do we still have unlimited trades after tonight? YES – however, we can’t trade players from either Richmond or Carlton, and crucially we also CAN’T MOVE THEM. So, if you pick Jarrod Pickett in the midfield, he’ll be stuck in the midfield until lockout lifts. If you put Nank in the ruck, he’s stuck there.

When are Sunday teams finalised? Friday night, about 6.30. That gives us an hour between the naming of teams and the Bulldogs vs Collingwood lockout to panic about the fact that none of our rookies have been named.

My rookies haven’t been named, what do I do? This is a step by step process. Check the sign by the door – this is the Panic Room. Panic your socks off. Once you’ve done that, scream a little. It’ll help, trust me. Then we sit down and re-evaluate. Are there other rookies you can switch into? Are there other unexpected rookies lying about on other lines? Can you swing a forward premo into a defensive premo? DO NOT MAKE MAJOR CHANGES TO YOUR STRUCTURES.

Rate my team pls: this isn’t a question – if you chuck a question onto your comment, like “should I pick [player 1] over [player two]?”, or “Do I have too many mid pricers?” you’ll get a far more satisfying response as last year there were a lot of you panicking and I am but A Human, in particular a human who gets very distracted very quickly.

Now let’s get cooking!

Who are you hoping will be named tonight?

Who do you need to be named?

Who are you most worried about?

See you in the comments!








ccapper · 23/03/2017 at 12:55

Whats the story with Marchbank tonight????
Reports Macredie may be coming in and people have been saying marchbank has a sore calf?
can anyone shed some light on this?

    @t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 13:02

    First i've heard of this Capper, not ideal.

    I thought perhaps Macreadie would replace Thomas, as heard doubts around him…..

    Geeze….6.30PM gonna be hectic.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:03

    I've heard whispers that Simon White will make way for Macredie so Weitering can play forward. Only whispers from Sam McClure's twitter though, nothing from Carlton themselves.

    Have heard nothing about Marchbank's calf.

    Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 13:09

    Where have you heard this?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 14:49

    Is this a classic ploy out if jocks magazine?

Shake n bake · 23/03/2017 at 12:56

Ainsworth Bowes to play

ScottyT · 23/03/2017 at 13:02

Is marchbank a lock?

    GAPE · 23/03/2017 at 13:15


    Big Daz · 23/03/2017 at 20:01

    No way. AVOID.

      James · 24/03/2017 at 17:18


Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:02

First edits are IN – we have rookie announcements, North Melbourne being the most noteworthy

INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 13:03

Love it Patch. Check on farewelling friends & family. But I'll raise ya as I even quit my job earlier in the week! I just don't have the time for it

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:09

    Ha! Love it Pieman!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 14:59

    Now that is dedication INP!

Anth · 23/03/2017 at 13:04

Higgins or Mcrae?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:10

    I've gone Higgins – really rate his role in at North Melbourne, seems to be injury free. You won't go too wrong with Macrae though Anth!

    lachy · 24/03/2017 at 10:55

    Higgins.. Macrae way too popular.. kid can't get a hardball

Jack Attack · 23/03/2017 at 13:05

Legend if an article! Just want an opinion for my F4, F5 and F6. 2 options.

Steele and 2 basement rookies (e.g. Butler, Eddy)
Hoskin-Elliot, Tarranto and 1 basement rooke (butler/eddy)

Cheers legends!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:11

    I'd take option 2, but Steele should have a decent start to the year. I suppose we'll revisit when the teams drop – if we get a Begely or someone else appear you might be better with Steele!

      Jack Attack · 23/03/2017 at 13:14

      Very good point. Thanks heaps. Hectic times haha!

Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 13:07

Any word about defence rookies? Really don't want Marchbank but almost have no choice unless Geelong or North announce their teams

    INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 13:10

    North have announced Preuss Hibbo Jnr Mountford & Simpkin will all line up

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:12

    North has said Hibberd WILL play, while Ed Vickers-Willis will not. No word from Geelong or Adelaide as of yet

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 13:15

      i like the look of Hibberd, reminds me of JPK. Think i'll still keep him in mids to give me a swingset

Derek · 23/03/2017 at 13:14


    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:25

    you da real MVP, Derek

INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 13:15

If your nervous today & you need a good laugh head to the Herald Sun site & have a look at John Ralphs team. Robbo & JC's teams only marginally better

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:34

    Shaun McKernan? Seriously?

      INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 13:43

      I thought that was one of his better picks lol

        Clock Management · 23/03/2017 at 16:57

        The teams are pretty poor but Mckernan isn't bad especially will burger out

Robbo · 23/03/2017 at 13:16

Riewoldt vs Buddy vs Lynch vs Macrae

Docherty vs Shaw?

Finishing touches haha!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:36

    Riewoldt will start the year like a house on fire, so I'm starting him over the rest. In defence, both will drop but would take Docherty myself.

      Jedders · 23/03/2017 at 15:22

      Agreed Patch! NRoo has not moved since January

Docca123 · 23/03/2017 at 13:19

DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Stewart, Hibberd)
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, T Mitchell, Beams, Swallow, SPP (Barrett, Mountford, Parfitt)
RUCK: Grundy, Sandi (Strandcia)
FWD: Dahl, Franklin, Rough, Nank, Taranto, Eddy (Pickett, Butler)

Got 39k left over and want to try and fit Hoskin-Elliot in, anyone got any idea what I could do?

    Whitey · 23/03/2017 at 13:27

    Would have to trade Doch down to a mid pricer (Tuouy) or run Nank as your R1 or Beams down to O'meara but do like the look of your side.

      Whitey · 23/03/2017 at 13:28

      Or even Taranto into the midfield for Swallow.

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:37

        That'd be move if you desperately wanted WHE but reckon that side is lovely as is!

    Sauce · 23/03/2017 at 18:01

    We no joke have two differences in our team mate, ive got Howe instead of Adams, and Roo instead of Franklin!

jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 13:21

Thoughts on team please.

Def:Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, otten (Stewart, EVW)
Mid: Danger, trelor, fyfe, tmitch, M crouch, beams, omera, SPP (barret, pickett, M hibberd)
Ruck: Sandi, Witts (Strandica)
Fwd: St nick, dahlhaus, macrae, Nank, Steele, Torranto (parfit, eddy)

I know the fowardline is expensive but dont know where to spend the money better.

    Abel · 23/03/2017 at 15:49

    Love it

@t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 13:34

How long do we think Preuss can stay in the team for?

Weighing up is it worth going with him, hoping he can play 3 plus to make cash, or Strnadica for VC Loophole purposes.

    Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 13:36

    I'm keen to make money at r3 as well, but will go with Cameron from Sydney

      Abel · 23/03/2017 at 15:50

      Cameron out with sore finger

        FistingAction · 23/03/2017 at 20:42

        Cameron doesn't have the job security of Preuss. And Preuss has fairly low job security

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:40

    I reckon his JS is pretty good, and I'd be surprised if he drops before round 8 or so, but I'm not 100% what role Mason Wood will play in that team and if his return would knock him out of the side. He's a corrective for mine.

      @t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 13:45

      Thanks guys!

      Forgot about Mason Wood. Will leave it be for now, until see lineups.

      Also, pretty sure rookie elevations deadline is 2pm today. So we should get some news on Zac Guthrie and Barrett very soon.

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:47

        Fingers and toes and arms and legs are crossed.

          @t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 13:49

          LOL!!! Indeed! Everything.

adsspinner · 23/03/2017 at 13:37

Top Phillips ??????

    adsspinner · 23/03/2017 at 13:38

    You all know who I mean !

      Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:39

      Pre-season trap for mine. Would take Roughie, Nank and Steele all ahead of him

Keenbutclueless · 23/03/2017 at 13:42

The case for Stef Martin:

Round 1 Suns – Witts
Round 2 bombers – McKernan
Round 3. Saints – Hickey
Round 4. Richmond – Nankervis
Round 5. Bulldogs – Campbell
Round 6. Power – Ryder
Round 7. Swans – Tippett
Round 8. Hawks – McEvoy
Round 9. Crows – Jacobs
Round 10 Collingwood – Grundy
Round 11 bye

Round 12 could be shark move to trade to Gawn.

Case against: Archie Smith

Yeah, it's a risk. But some huge upside.

    @t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 13:47

    Teams he plays Rounds 1 to 6, has a combined average of 107.3 against them all in 2016 and 2015. Pray no Archie.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:48

    Jeez Keen, I was very damn set on what I've got, don't do this to me!

    If Archie Smith is named he's scrapped off the list regardless. Very interesting case, I like it!

      nankilands · 24/03/2017 at 09:15

      patch would u prefer stef martin or paddy ryder? both named as the solo ruck

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 14:53

    Been saying it for awhile now keen his first 6 weeks are mouthwatering.

    Depends on Archie dammit. If he plays Stef looks like jughead.

    Do we trust the coach?

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 16:16

    have a look at the Nanks first 11 weeks. the opposite!

      Keenbutclueless · 23/03/2017 at 17:07

      You are dead set on the money, Derek. Nank has always felt like a JLT trap, but when he popped up in virtually every team reveal, including Jock's, I felt like I was missing something. Feel like maybe Ryder might be the forgotten man, but Sandi Jacobs Mummy from rounds 2-4 put me off. Plus that pesky round 9 bye. I wanted to go 5 deep in the forwards, so Nank was useful.
      Have just traded out Nank and Florent, put Taranto in at F5 and JOM at M7. Does look better. Might leave that for another hour before I change it again!

        Valens_FC · 23/03/2017 at 22:48


          Keenbutclueless · 24/03/2017 at 00:41

          I did change it back. Thank God. My season would have been in ruins one game in. Bad enough taking out Marchbank and never having Butler, but missing Nank would have seen me in tears.

Tim Smith · 23/03/2017 at 13:46

Roughead or Steele i still just can't decide! Grrr

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 13:47

    Roughead the safer option, mate.

      Raging Bulls · 23/03/2017 at 17:30

      Nothing's safe in supercoach, go Steele

    The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 12:43

    im on the steele train toot toot named ruck rover

Mandingo · 23/03/2017 at 13:47

Cameron vs Preuss R3

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:03

    If you need to swing cover into the ruck lines, Cameron. But otherwise, Pruess

Yoey · 23/03/2017 at 13:48

Petrovski- Seton or Bowes?
SPS seems to have more job security…

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:03

    Of those two, would go SPS

aflstrategy · 23/03/2017 at 13:49

top 10,000 supercoach league


Josh · 23/03/2017 at 13:52

Hey guys, only one choice left me pondering in my final lineup and that is to go Ryder or Higgins in f4. Personably I think Higgins will out score but do I need the backup for nankilands?


    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:02

    If you've got either Witts or Pruess at r3 you'll be absolutely fine without Ryder – I'd go Higgins

Joe T · 23/03/2017 at 13:57

Good luck to everyone this season. Would love some thoughts on the team, I've gone all out in the mids and rolling the dice a bit in the ruck but seems like this may be the year to do it

DEF: Shaw, Docherty, Laird, Thurlow, Hampton, Otten (EVW, STEWART)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Hannerbery, Fyfe, Rockliff, Treloar, O'Meara, SPP (Pickett, Barrett, Hibberd)
RUCK: Nankervis, Sandi (Strnadica)
FWD: Dahlhaus, TJ Lynch, Roughy, Taranto, A Black, Eddy, (Houston, Butler)

Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:25

    Like it, Joe! Keep an eye on Black and Houston – I've got a sneaky suspicion they might not be named, but I like it! Good luck!

      Joe T · 23/03/2017 at 17:56

      Cheers Patch! Can't wait for the season to get started

      Any thoughts on the job security of Teia Miles or James Stewart? They won't be prolific scorers but might be handy as an F8.

Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:04

2PM deadline for rookie upgrades (Barrett and Guthrie) has passed and…. we've heard nothing. Oh boy.

    Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 14:10

    Barrett out. Mountford in. Welcome my team.

    @t_woof · 23/03/2017 at 14:12

    Patrick Keane making us sweat as usual…not ideal.

NDR · 23/03/2017 at 14:10

3 spots left in the Cometti Cup… be quick!


Conumdrums · 23/03/2017 at 14:11

Chose two of:
JJK, Lynch, Buddy, Macrae, Greene

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:22

    Buddy and Lynch, JJK if you're feeling risky

    Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 14:50

    Buddy and JJK – Lynch after his early bye like everyone else in the top 1000.

    Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 15:52

    JJK and toss a coin after that. Taking Buddy after the bye

jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 14:12

Thoughts on who will score better Witts V Hoskinelliot

    teekay · 23/03/2017 at 14:33

    I'm deliberating exactly the same thing. Probably similar. And probably have similar JS.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:36

    Tough one. Would take WHE's JS but feel if Witts has a good run at it he's a chance to average 75/80, which is a touch more than I'd put WHE at. Bigger risk with Witts but think he'd score more

sammyreynolds1 · 23/03/2017 at 14:16

Can't see Macrae being the forward king everyone is suggesting. thinking more along the lines of buddy or saint nick? help!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:21

    Would take both Buddy and St Nick over Macrae. Agree with you, Sammy. The stats say he'll be a good pick but I just ain't feelin' it.

    Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 14:48

    If it EVER stops raining in Sydney Buddy should have a great year. Not that he's really a marking forward anyway, but still…
    Thinking of ditching Dalh and jumping on Buddy. Club loyalty move. The only proper justification I can see is POD as Dahl will be in every team.

    Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 15:46

    Definitely St Nick over him. Assuming you have Dahl.

    Devan · 23/03/2017 at 18:06

    he gains a lot of free kicks from ducking and i've noticed in the JLT that he barely got the free kicks he probably would've gotten last year. Due to go down in points based on this i reckon

    The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 12:46

    named as rover, if ollie wines was fwd youd take him. Both taken alongside each other in the draft theyve been statistically compatable, will have big year. Buddy looks fit though

Kevdog's · 23/03/2017 at 14:19

Should I pick Patrick Cripps or Matt Crouch ??

    jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 14:23

    I would take crouch

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 14:37

    Crouch. Not a fan of picking underdone players

Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 14:44

What are thoughts on SPS? I like a rookie who walks in the team without a game – indicates they rate him. Will he get enough of the pill? What's his stich?

    TheWhale · 23/03/2017 at 16:01

    Would say he's great on field – poor on the supercoach sheet.

Cliffy · 23/03/2017 at 14:47

I feel reasonably panic-free now until rookies drop later tonight on the teams… Could I get a look at how my (pretty much) final side is looking guys?

DEF: Simpson, Shaw, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Hibberd [Nth], Stewart)
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, T.Mitchell, Fyfe, Beams, Swallow, SPP (Barrett, Pickett, Parfitt)
RUC: Grundy, Sandi (Strandica)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughead, Nankervis, Tarranto, Eddy (Butler, Houston)

$13.3k remaining over.

    Whitey · 23/03/2017 at 14:59

    Barrets not elevated. What do you think of Parfitt's job security? I like him but not sure if he will stay in the team for long.

      Cliffy · 23/03/2017 at 15:17

      Yeah Barrett not promoted and ultimately not playing in Rd 1 is a concern.

      Ah well Parfitt played decently in JLT series and he will get his chance, if I'm to be honest on his JS it would be ok for now, but he'd want to play good to probably stay in a quality side being the Cats. Perfectly fine to have him in on my Mid bench for now anyway.

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:23

        Old Mate Patrick Keane having a longer lunch – Barrett has been upgraded. He's not confirmed for tonight… yet. Parfitt worries me but should get 5 or 6 games to have a run at it

TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 14:56

Geezus H Patch what a start.
If this is round 1 imagine what is to come? Magnificent assembly of the English language.

You have set the bar high right off the bat.
Hope u r up to the challenge to rise and rise again

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:29

    Cheers, Trigger! Need to survive this evening before I can worry about the rest of the year!

Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 14:59

So my shark move is Boyd instead of Nan'sKrevice.
Would this be a great white, or a wabbegong?
I'm thinking he's playing solo ruck for at least a few… to make me some fast cash.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:28

    Boyd's a big concern in my book – don't think he'll be able to repeat what he did in last year's final series again. However, I haven't given him a close look – back your own research if you've got it!

      Dukes · 23/03/2017 at 17:05

      Tom campbell pulled up well from training i expect him to be named. Avoid boyd

TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 15:04

Zacy boy. U beaut.
Nearly tempted to start him at D6

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:26

    No confirmation on Zac Guthrie from the AFL, Trigger. Rumour on Twitter but I'm not buying into it until I another source on it

    Steve · 23/03/2017 at 17:02

    How's u team

will · 23/03/2017 at 15:05

Is there a jock Reynolds group to join on SC ?

SCaddict · 23/03/2017 at 15:05

Have one league allocation left so may as well offer it to all those suffering in the Panic Room like myself. Any JR'er can join – no conditions.

Code = 721842

    Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 15:43

    Done. Hopefully this season my top 10k becomes a top 5k. Or top 1k

Conundrums · 23/03/2017 at 15:07

Barrett upgraded 🙂

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:24

    This is exceedingly good news

will · 23/03/2017 at 15:08

Shaw v Docherty ?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:25

    I like Docherty more, but you can't go too wrong with either, Will!

seb · 23/03/2017 at 15:11

Is hibberd and synpkim, preuss all definitely playing it are thy in extended bench?

    SCaddict · 23/03/2017 at 15:16

    Article said debut = play but I guess until we see the final Sunday teams nothing is for certain.

Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 15:12

What to do with Barret? Go up to a Bowes or SPS? Or pay extra for a swallow? Helpppppppppp

    Boydo · 23/03/2017 at 15:13

    He's been upgraded

      seb · 23/03/2017 at 15:14

      Where did u get that info?

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:24

        Been tweeted by Pat Keane from AFL House!

          Derek · 23/03/2017 at 16:12


          Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 16:54

          Can we still rely for him to hold down M8 spot?

    Jakob · 23/03/2017 at 15:15


choppers · 23/03/2017 at 15:20

Barrett (BL)has been upgraded for Skinner and Shaun Edwards (Syd) for Rohan

choppers · 23/03/2017 at 15:21

and Joel Smith (Melb) for Mitch King…

BrownlowBoy · 23/03/2017 at 15:33

Marchbank a lock or not necessary if you have 3 premo defence and currently Hampton at D4?

    INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 15:39

    Not essential. But it looks like he has good JS & can score as well

      Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:43

      Concur, IN. I reckon he'll average north of 80 though

      BrownlowBoy · 23/03/2017 at 15:54

      Pieman your team set?

        INPieman · 23/03/2017 at 16:51

        Not even close. 17 changes today so far!

Wedge · 23/03/2017 at 15:36

Panic about my league being half empty. Jump in and fill it up with some stiff competition. 280057

    Hawks · 23/03/2017 at 15:44

    I'm more of a half full type person

      Wedge · 23/03/2017 at 15:56

      Jump in. We need some more people with attitude like this

AuroraBorealis?! · 23/03/2017 at 15:36

What is mountford's JS looking like?

    Ben Cunnington · 23/03/2017 at 15:38


Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 15:39

Last minute questions.
Do I pick Butler instead of Houston just because Butler was named. Will be on the bench so not worried about the score, more who is a better rookie?
And do I name Pruest as R3 instead of Strdnica? If so do I keep Strd in the forward line as loophole or hope other rookies don't play?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 15:42

    Houston looking unlikely to play this week, so would go Butler. Depends on your ruck setup – if Nank is in the ruckline Pruess is certainly an option, if you need to swing Nank up there to cover Sandi or Witts or Goldstein or whoever, I'd stick with Strndica or Cameron, who should play next week

Hawks · 23/03/2017 at 15:42

Vacancies exist in league 898804.

Same group of guys have a top 200 ranked league last season.

If your a top 2% player your welcome to join, trying to improve on league ranking, and have competitive fun.

korza · 23/03/2017 at 15:49

Version: no 3,582

I thought i was set.Will hit 4,000 by night's end. Grr help me Lord. Yes i'm in panic mode. Just picked Watts and Dawson HELP !!!

Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 15:50

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (EVW, Stewart)
MID: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Beams, O'meara, SPP (Strnadica)
RUC: Nank, Sandi
FWD: Dahl, Macrae, Higgins, Roughead, Pickett, Houston (Buter, Eddy)

107k remaining
not sure on the ruck combo or if i have too much cash banked doing nothing
also not sold on Pendles (definite future upgrade target) so maybe swap pendles/Roughead for Cripps/JJK or pendles/Roughead for Selwood/Greene?
happy to hear any feedback, Cheers

    Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 16:01

    107k is fine. I have 212k but I have more midpricers and need cash to fix if one fails. Don't like to start with Pendles. But not to Cripps. Hannas or Selwood maybe.
    Or TMitch for cash and get JJK

Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 15:52

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (EVW, Stewart)
MID: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Beams, O'meara, SPP (Taranto, Barret, Parfitt)
RUC: Nank, Sandi (Strnadica)
FWD: Dahl, Macrae, Higgins, Roughead, Pickett, Houston (Buter, Eddy)

107k remaining
not sure on the ruck combo or if i have too much cash banked doing nothing
also not sold on Pendles (definite future upgrade target) so maybe swap pendles/Roughead for Cripps/JJK or pendles/Roughead for Selwood/Greene?
Cheers (sorry butchered team format in last comment)

Andrew · 23/03/2017 at 15:58

Where was it confirmed Darcy Cameron wasn't playing?

    Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:00

    Her out til next week infection in finger

      Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:00


    Andrew · 23/03/2017 at 16:01

    Never mind, found it

Pies · 23/03/2017 at 15:59

Did I see somewhere guthrie has been elevated and named?

    Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 16:26

    Elevated, Yes
    Named, ??????????

      Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:54

      Ok I wasn't sure?

Tony · 23/03/2017 at 16:04

What's your thoughts on Castagna from Richmond now he's been added to senior list??

    Abel · 23/03/2017 at 16:10

    Lloyd Braun always a threat

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:20

    Not even considering him at that price with Marchbank 20k cheaper

      Tony · 23/03/2017 at 16:30

      Patch – I was actually considering having both of them.

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

        Canstagna, Marchbank and Hampton in the backline is slightly too much for mine. Can't see him getting enough mid time with the new-look engine room to be worth the price. Shaky JS. Very firm no for mine, unless you know something I don't

          Tony · 23/03/2017 at 16:51

          At D3 D4 and D5 to have the three is a bit risky for sure but is will with my structure enable me to have Nank at F4 for Sandi cover. Castagna.did have two good scores last year in his five games

SC17 · 23/03/2017 at 16:07

Thoughts on my team?

D: H.Shaw T.Adams R.Laird C.Marchbank C.Hampton E.Vicker-Willis (N.Newman T.Stewart)
M: P.Dangerfield S.Pendlebury M.Bontempelli N.Fyfe M.Murphy D.Swallow W.Brodie SPP (J.Barrett M.Hibberd N.Freeman)
R: M.Gawn A.Sandilands (L.Strnadica)
F: L.Dahlhaus J.Macrae T.Nankervis J.Steele T.Taranto B.Eddy (I.Heeney B.Parfitt)

$24,100 in the Bank
Looking to get out Heeney. Who should I bring in?

    Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:08

    I don't think Brodie was named or elevated

      SC17 · 23/03/2017 at 16:11

      Thanks, He isn't playing

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:12

    I'm going Shaun Higgins for the same price, but otherwise you could go with Roughead! Brodie not playing as Pies mentioned, and Freeman is out for some time with (surprise!) a hamstring

      SC17 · 23/03/2017 at 16:18

      Thanks Patch I'll look at both Higgens and Roughead

muzz · 23/03/2017 at 16:09

With all the ruck problems why is Mumford not in any teams

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:11

    He tends to get injured and Lobb eats up a bit of his time in the middle, but I've asked that question to myself numerous times and I reckon he'd be a decent POD. Maybe.

      muzz · 23/03/2017 at 16:15

      Thanks Patch should get HOTA with GWS mids

    WattswrongJack · 23/03/2017 at 17:30

    Sshhh. I think he will be the ruckman that benefits most from the no third man up rule change

Dane · 23/03/2017 at 16:15

Roo or Greene?

    jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 16:18

    Roo will kill it early but will drop in price, I'd go Roo

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:18

    Roo, Riewoldt, some daylight, Roo again, and then Greene

      Dane · 23/03/2017 at 16:22

      Would it be too much to have roo and steele in the same team?

        jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 16:32

        nah dont think so, I have. only problem saints share they with WBD and im assuming you have Dalh and/or mcrae, i have all four , lol gg.

          jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 16:36


        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

        Not if you've managed the rest of your bye players well enough!

mars bar · 23/03/2017 at 16:22


Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:23

Starting to get nervous about having Jack Steele. Have 60k in the bank but not sure there is much more on offer

    Trent · 23/03/2017 at 16:25

    Jet. Get him

      Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:29

      Just traded Grundy for Nank and going balls out with no ruck back up and got Buddy in as a security blanket

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:28

    Today is all about nerves: back the research you've done and decisions you've made.

      Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:32

      True Patch – would like to know who you think will go bigger out of Bont, Cripps or Matt Crouch

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:33

        Cripps will start slowly but finish on top of that pile. Crouch the value pick. I struggle to guage The Bont so am waiting on him. Would start Cripps, then Crouch, then Bont, in that order

          Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

          Cheers Patch – makes a Blues fan feel better

          Phil · 24/03/2017 at 13:16

          50 – Thats a pretty slow start Patch 😛

Ferg · 23/03/2017 at 16:23

What do ya think

DEF: Docherty, T Adams, Laird, T McKenzie, MarchBank, Scharenberg. ( Hampton, Hibberd)
MID: Dangerfield (C), Hannebery (VC), Treloar, Cripps, Fyfe, J Kelly, Taranto, Petrevski-Seton, (O Florent, Powell-Pepper, Barrett)
RUCK: Nankervis, Sandilands, (T English)
FORW: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Roughead, Hoskin-Elliot, Ainsworth, Simpkin, (Butler, Eddy)

BarronVonCrow · 23/03/2017 at 16:25

Ahh, great to have you back, Patchy!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:26

    It's great to be back! Well, I mean it's terrifying and I feel like we're all going to be majorly screwed over with team selections BUT other than that I am loving the Panic Room

Davo · 23/03/2017 at 16:25

what are cheaper options than selwood (not fyfe or treloar) that should out score selwood? dont feel comfortable with only $8800 in the bank!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:27

    There aren't many, which is why so many are looking to lock him away. Possibly Tom Mitchell might be the only one significantly cheaper who might break into that bracket for mine.

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 16:51

    i like Selwood because of his Bye

NickSch · 23/03/2017 at 16:27

T.Lynch or Greene?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:35


      redgumwon · 23/03/2017 at 17:43

      Has the early bye in round 9

BrownlowBoy · 23/03/2017 at 16:28

Steele or Roughy

    Luke · 23/03/2017 at 16:33

    Steele looks set to explode this year whereas with roughy, think he might be a little slow early on with time out of the game

    Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

    Gone both BB – massive value and both likely to go near 500k

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

    Roughy for mine

Dean · 23/03/2017 at 16:34

Clatyon Oliver, thoughts?

    Abel · 23/03/2017 at 16:47

    Will have a great year. Not top 10. Won't make enough cash. Shame. Champion rising.

    sammyreynolds1 · 23/03/2017 at 16:48

    will become a future supercoach beast but awkward price this year

    Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 17:32

    Out of my team today for same reasons Abel said.Tempting to roll the dice though, huh?

LetsGo · 23/03/2017 at 16:37

Am I the only person who thinks Steele is a huge trap?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:42

    Pun intended.

Matt · 23/03/2017 at 16:40

Just made a league for all the panickers like myself, join up 638521 if you still have a space left and let's push for top 100!!

sammyreynolds1 · 23/03/2017 at 16:41

thoughts on rance as a D1? with laird and howe at d2 and d3

    Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:55

    I'm going rance laird Howe and lloyd

Phil · 23/03/2017 at 16:41

B: Adams, Laird, Mills, Marchbank, Hampton, Hibberd, Smith, Stewart
M: Danger, Treloar, Cripps, Fyfe, T Mitch, Beams, O Meara, SPP, Barrett, Pickett, Parfitt
R: Nank, Sandi, Cameron
F: Dahlhaus, Buddy, Greene, Roughy, Steele, Taranto, Butler, Eddy
Nankilands my major risk

Dan · 23/03/2017 at 16:43

Higgins or Roughie? Already have Steele.

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    johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 17:25

    Looking to go back to back. My team feels really shit this year though!

guruGG · 23/03/2017 at 16:48

Is it only players named on the bench at risk of chop from extended squads ?

Confusedpom · 23/03/2017 at 16:49

So my team (which will change with line ups)
B Doherty Rance Laird Marchbank Hampton Otten (Stewart Guthrie)
M Dangerfield Pendlebury Treloar Fyfe T Miller D Swallow SPP J Pickett (J Barrett T Miles M Hibberd)
R B Grundy A Sandi (D Cameron)
F N Riewoldt Dahlhouse Lynch Nankervis Hogan Simpkin (Parfitt Eddy)

Question, am I mad with Touk Miller and Jesse Hogan, I'm guessing there is a reason no-one picks them……

    Carl · 23/03/2017 at 16:54

    Yep there's a reason

    Wedge · 23/03/2017 at 17:33

    I would only consider touk as a fwd. Couldn't have him mid

Jib_Jib · 23/03/2017 at 16:51

Need this league filled up 349781 2016 top 10k+ only please.

Also, are there any spare league spots out there? If so hit me up.

Reminiscent · 23/03/2017 at 16:54

7 spots left in the league


    Reminiscent · 23/03/2017 at 17:00

    and 985142

Kris · 23/03/2017 at 16:55

Higgins or Rough?

Keano96 · 23/03/2017 at 16:56

Gday all, me and a couple of mates have just started another league with the aim to increase our chances of winning the highest league prize.
I finished 51st overall last year and my 2 other mates were both inside the top 1000. Please only join if you have a history of high rankings!
League code is: 806319
Look forward to seeing you all in it.

Pies · 23/03/2017 at 16:56

McGrath has been named to debute

    Wal · 23/03/2017 at 17:02


      Johhny · 23/03/2017 at 17:03


        Wal · 23/03/2017 at 17:06


          Johhny · 23/03/2017 at 17:07


hedski · 23/03/2017 at 16:57

McGrath to play against Hawks sat night…
Still keen on him Derek?

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:14

    At least he is playing!

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:05

      I really like him. Looks all class. And when has a #1 draft not lived up to expectations huh?

        hedski · 23/03/2017 at 23:08

        Ha. He looks better than Watts atm

bill · 23/03/2017 at 16:57

which swans Mid should i go for JPK, Hanners or Parker?

feeling Parker because i feel he is more of a POD compared to the others thoughts?

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:22

    I think JPK is more of a wet weather player, as the winter goes, the better he goes (although it won't stop raining in Sydney). I think that is why JPK scores better second half of year.

    I think Parker had some off season surgery that made him miss some pre season, might catch up on him a bit after a few big games.

    Hanners spent some time on the wing last year, affected his score and reduced his average by a few points, he won't be on wing this year, so might be getting him a couple of pts cheaper.

    Parker and Hanners will benefit from TMitch leaving, where JPK won't as he can't get anymore mid time than he has always got.

    I'm going With Hanners, but splitting hairs

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:39

      It has crossed my mind to start with no swans midfielder and jump on the one who starts slower. Do what crouching is doing. Start with a JOM or Swallow plus $200k, jump on a fallen swan after a few weeks……….. or not

      I am sticking with Mills though

    Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 17:41

    JPK – Parker is back from injury. JPK will win the Brownlow.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:43

    I'm on the JPK boat but am keeping a close eye on the other two!

Tim · 23/03/2017 at 16:58

One person in my league hasn't finished there team and has a ''X'' next to there name. Do they have only 2 hours now to submit one or risk getting kicked out? or can they do it later and ofcourse not have any carlton/richmond players just as long as its before rnd 1 finishes?

    hedski · 23/03/2017 at 17:20

    Has to be finalised by last game Sunday pretty sure…

    Sue · 23/03/2017 at 18:05

    will just get zero for the players not picked. can fill in team round 3 if he likes but will get zeros by then. won't get booted.

Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 17:05

Simpson or save some cash with Howe as a nice POD?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:22

    Simpson a big POD on his own – 6% ownership last I checked!

sandni836 · 23/03/2017 at 17:12

Hoskin-Elliot or Tranto????

sandni836 · 23/03/2017 at 17:14

Thoughts on Freeman??

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:15

    Can't see him playing early. In fact, I'm reasonably sure he's still injured. If he's not injured as of now, he'll be injured in about 18.2 seconds so I'd pass

Liam · 23/03/2017 at 17:15

I love the Panic room Patch, great to have it back.

Should I downgrade Shaw to a defence rookie (assuming enough get named) and then upgrade my forward line.

Current Back line: Shaw, Laird, Adams, Marchbank, Hampton, Hibberd (Smith, Stewart)
Current forward line: Roo, Dahl, Macrae, Taranto,Pickett, Eddy (Butler, Parfitt)

If I downgraded Shaw I would have 475k. What should I use it for if I do this.

Cheers Liam

    Wedge · 23/03/2017 at 17:39

    You could get roughy in your forward line. But will he score better than shaw?

      Liam · 23/03/2017 at 17:45

      Thats 475k in the bank.
      Could get anyone.

        Wedge · 23/03/2017 at 17:51

        Shaw average 106 last year. Don't think any current fwd average more than that last year.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:44

    Cheers mate! Reckon you're well balanced as is, Liam!

Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:15

I hate to give this answer, but JOM and Steele I think

undypuncher · 23/03/2017 at 17:18

226519 683660 few spots left in these two leagues if anyones keen

jwill2bong · 23/03/2017 at 17:19


League for top players

Joshua farrugia · 23/03/2017 at 17:19

Joel smith confirmed to play against Saints. Vickers-willis out and him in?

    Jeremy · 23/03/2017 at 17:28

    Yes. Will play plenty early with the Dees' injuries in defence. Should be good for a 60-70 average.

BCHawks · 23/03/2017 at 17:20

I don't comment much but have read and listened to everything you guys have done on this site and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of the articles and pods. They have been both informative and funny and have helped me create a team which I hope will win me the 50k.

I am sick of sitting around the 200-800 overall rank mark like I have been the last few years so I have gone with a few risks which will either go really well or really bad. Good luck to everyone this year and hopefully someone in the community can win it!!!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:34

    Cheers BC! Thanks for commenting, mate! Means a huge amount! Good luck with your risks, mate!

    neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 17:38

    great stuff pods will win it

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:49

    Gotta risk it for the biscuit.
    Can't be too cookie cutter
    Best of luck mate
    Let the games begin
    Hope a JR member can be standing on podium and salute.

      neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 19:02

      2 nd last year Trig one better this year whats happened to raj not seen here yet and one touch wonder enjoy their imput

Iconic · 23/03/2017 at 17:25

O. Florent have job security? Thinking him over Taranto, allows me to grab N. Roo in front of a Macrae, Lynch, Gunston, etc.

WattswrongJack · 23/03/2017 at 17:28

DROP THE TEAM LINE UPS ALREADY! *deep breathes in paper bag*

uDonkey · 23/03/2017 at 17:29

I'm pretty settled with this team, rooks are still subject to change.

B : Simmo, Heater, Laird
MBank, Hampty, Hibberd
Smith, Stewart
M: Danger, Hanners, Trealor, Priddis
Fyfe, Crouch, Oliver, SPP
Barret, Pickett, Parfitt
R : SandiWitts
F : Roo, Dalhaus, Higgins
Nankervis, Taranto, Butler
Cameron, Eddy

Kinda like Guns'n'Rookies, taking 4 Risk well 5 if ya include Fyfe. And Yes! I've gone very light in Ruck, there's just too much uncertainty in the Ruck this season, it's why I have gone with SandiWitts and Nankervis at forward for cover. Hopefully they score me well while the Rooks fattens up and ready to upgrade them. I see Nankervis to be a keeper this season at F6 and hopefully Sandi stays in park long enough up to the bye rounds.

Best of luck everyone.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:35

    Love the Crouch pick mate! Reckon Sandi could be a sneaky keeper if things fall our way, but nice side!

      uDonkey · 23/03/2017 at 17:43

      Thanks Patch. Just love the way he played last season, I reckon he'll go up a notch this season. Unfortunately last season didn't start with him, went with BCrouch and hurt me big time struggled to get rid of BCrouch. Had Fyfe and Rocky to deal with.

Harley · 23/03/2017 at 17:31

Pick one of each area

Docherty or Shaw

And either

Cripps, titch, bont ?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:34

    Docherty and Titch, but both bye a miniscule amount

    Marcus · 23/03/2017 at 17:35

    shaw and titch for me but depends on your bye structure

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:57

    Shaw reminded us in the JLT what he can do. I still think they are both too expensive. But would go Shaw

neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 17:36

do you have to have 5 rucks maybe too much

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:45

    What does your little man say?
    U should always listen to the little man.

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:55

      My little man is an idiot

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 18:06

        Classic line that one.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:45

    Set and Forget if you want to, Neil! Certainly don't have to, and it would make for far less headaches! Problem surrounds Gawn and Goldstein having other ruckmen play with them, while we don't know which of the next tier will step up!

      neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 19:06

      but 5 like u do nkey above am I missing something

        uDonkey · 23/03/2017 at 20:59

        I dropped Cameron mate he was just there incase he's named for Round, also dropped Strnadica for Pruess. I did say in my post Rookies subject to change depending of who's playing.

BCHawks · 23/03/2017 at 17:36

Sorry to disappoint you Derek but as much as I love Cyril I don't find him very fantasy relevant.

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:00

    Doesn't the Hawks draw just scream for him to be picked?

Matt · 23/03/2017 at 17:39

139640 one spot left!!

Matt · 23/03/2017 at 17:39

should i trade goldy to grundy so i can afford marchbank?? got 3 premos in backline already

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 17:44

    Think you might be okay as long as you have Hampton, Matt!

      Matt · 23/03/2017 at 17:45

      yeah i reckon too cheers

    Andrew · 23/03/2017 at 17:55

    March bank may miss with a calf ?? Rumour

jack · 23/03/2017 at 17:46

which option is better?
option 1: Laird Gawn Butler
option 2: Doch Grundy Hoskin elliot

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 17:54

    i have 3 of option1 and none of option2

Wade · 23/03/2017 at 17:46

Is Stef Martin a POD if named as the only ruckman?

    Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 17:50

    But a bad POD if he doesn't remain the only ruckman into next week and beyond.

      flex350 · 23/03/2017 at 18:59

      I went him. cant follow the sheep. He was in my side day one. My best year was going with gut feel and not other peoples opinion.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

    Like going him. Am very tempted myself

msack20 · 23/03/2017 at 17:47

Gawn Roo Pendles and Rookie (Butler at this stage)


Grundy Franklin Titchell and Nank??

Dave · 23/03/2017 at 17:47

Thougjts on clayton oliver? Breakout year, or inflated jlt scores providing false hope?

    Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:16

    risky, but go with your gut

    Whooshka · 24/03/2017 at 11:11

    Breakout midfield beast. He's in at C7 for mine

    Bradramov · 24/03/2017 at 12:53

    2nd year player…if he was in his 3rd season I'd say yes.

Marc · 23/03/2017 at 17:50

Macrae or Greene? Cannot split em

    Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:16

    macrae for me

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:21

    Neither can I… toss a coin? Probably Macrae if I have to split them

Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 17:51

Righto everybody. Predictions: In or out?
T Stewart (Geelong)
Z Guthrie (Geelong)
B Parfitt (Geelong)
or… none of em (Geelong)

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:52

    Just like a good poker hand I'm going all in.

      Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 18:03

      Good man! Is Guthrie even upgraded yet?

    Phil · 23/03/2017 at 18:24

    I fold. I see an Ace (Stewart) with two crap kickers

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:58

    Stewart and Parfitt named onfield. No Guthrie

      Mike · 23/03/2017 at 19:14

      whats the likelihood of guthrie being picked in the future now? should we jump off him to another rookie?

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:20

        Ehhh jump off

          Mike · 23/03/2017 at 19:30

          Went to Smith as we've already got Marchbank, Hampton, Gibbered and Stewart!!

seb · 23/03/2017 at 17:51

Panic station here and I have a question. already have 3 premos in defence and want to add marchbank instead of otten. So should I……( Hampton is my d4

Marchbank and Barrett at M8
Petrevski seton at M7 and otten at D6

    seb · 23/03/2017 at 17:52

    Oh and option 1 is if Barrett is named

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:16

      Barrett upgraded. He will play

    seb · 23/03/2017 at 17:56

    I need answers!!!!!!!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:57

    I asked myself the same Q a few days back and came up with just on JS alone Marchbank has to be in.

    I've gone option 1.

    SPS – take huge plums to pick him in sight unknown based on reputation if rips it first 2 could be a corrective trade in
    Otter – BVC the other day said worried about JS with Cheney in the wings

      seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:02

      I've just changed to option one and I have only 2k and with option 2 I have 50k should I still go with option 2 or should I downgrade rooey and still go with otptuoon 1?????

        seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:07


        TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 18:14

        You only have to lock in blues and tigers tonight so make sure if u want Marchbank he is in your team or SPS if u decide to go that way.
        Wait for teams to drop tonight then have a play with your team tomorrow to get the best mix.
        U are not locked in SC until each game starts.

          Seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:17

          Yes cheers trigger but what is a good amount of cash to start with?? Is 2k okay if I go option 1

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:11

    Option 1

      seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:12

      Even if I start with 2k in the bank?

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 18:18

        If u r happy with your team yep

Andrew · 23/03/2017 at 17:54

Heard Guthrie got promoted big chance for game this week – will he hold his spot

SEL · 23/03/2017 at 17:58

Mills & JOM or McGrath & Josh Kelly? Please

    Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:18


    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:21

    Mills @ JOM

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:34

    Mills and McGrath

TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 17:58

Late in – McCreadie in for blues

Nathaniel · 23/03/2017 at 17:59

Grundy at R1 and Nank at F4 with 30k

Roo at R1 and Nank at R1 with 2.4k

sddd · 23/03/2017 at 18:01

Thurlow or Marchbank??? Feel like thurlow has better output
Also anyone considering strengthening up their defense seems like more and better quality rookies are up forward

    Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:18


    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:21

    Marchbank for mine

james · 23/03/2017 at 18:01

what rookies should we be starting on field
DEF: i have marchbank, hampton with hibberd and stewart on bench
MID: tarantula, powell-pepper with barrett, pickett and parfitt on bench
RUCK: irrelvant (strandaica)
FWD: black with butler and eddy on bench

thoughts? who would you start with

    james · 23/03/2017 at 18:01

    or what other rookies have i missed that should be in the side/be named..

Imgonnalose · 23/03/2017 at 18:03

Haven't even heard of macreadie details about him?

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 18:09

    Another GWS Blue some call him the interceptor.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:10

    As above: "He scored 44 and 11 in the JLT last year and will be akin to Michael Hartley last year, just with far worse job security. Don’t knee jerk and select him."

      Imgonnalose · 23/03/2017 at 18:16

      Cheers boys good luck this year, can I get your team names so I know who to look out for in the jr community group?

Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 18:04

Joel Smith requires a fitness test???????

    dan · 23/03/2017 at 18:56

    looks like hes in, im going with him due to vicker willis being out,

Hinch · 23/03/2017 at 18:07

My favourite community

Quick one
Neale or Bontempelli?

Thank you legends!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:10

    Neale. Love a good POD

    marcopolo · 23/03/2017 at 18:12

    neale pod pod pod

chris · 23/03/2017 at 18:08

league code 251315 for top 1% players.

Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 18:10

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (EVW, Stewart)
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe,T.Mitchell, Beams, O'meara, SPP (Taranto, Barret, Parfitt)
RUC: Nank, Sandi (preuss)
FWD: Dahl, Macrae, JJK, Higgins, Pickett, Houston (Buter, Eddy)

considering minimising my ruck risk by swapping JJK for Grundy and putting Nank as f4

Motsy · 23/03/2017 at 18:11

If anyone is keen on a league, about 6 spots left: 910871

Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:14

I personally have gone with jeremy howe at the same price

ALF STEWART · 23/03/2017 at 18:15

Righto which one of you flammin mongrels is getting real excited right about now?

Joshua · 23/03/2017 at 18:16

EMERGENCY QUESTION. Cripps or Priddis for a final spot in M5??? Please justify your answer if possible, good luck to you all.

fromms · 23/03/2017 at 18:19

What are peoples thoughts on Turner or Hoskin- Elliot or is their any other options

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:43

    Both have very good JS

    But both expensive

    Look at cheaper options first

johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 18:21

Doch and Shaw. Surely you have to start with 1 right, most likely end up number 1 and 2 defenders for the year, but geez they are a lot of cash!

Currently Adams and Laird at D2 and D3 as I think they are a fair price, but is it worth picking a Tuohy or a Lloyd and saving $120k-$145k?

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:38

    They are a lot of money, especially when you look who you can get on other lines for cheaper. NRoo is $50k cheaper, TMitch, Goldy, fyfe, all cheaper

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

    They are indeed – Lloyd shouldn't let you down!

      johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 19:07

      Bugger it. Doch is in, save the trade. Gives me 13 keepers i am confident with.

Dane · 23/03/2017 at 18:24

start pickett or butler?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:58


      Dane · 23/03/2017 at 20:03


        Seb · 23/03/2017 at 20:25


        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 20:27


          wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 20:59

          I love ya man

            Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 11:44


    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 20:58

    trust your instinct Dane that way you can't look for excuses

marcopolo · 23/03/2017 at 18:24

Spencer named as an emergency…..

    marcopolo · 23/03/2017 at 18:28

    So is longer so I'm going to put my spuds on the line and hold hickey.

neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 18:27

Hannan In for dees

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:53

    Beautiful pickup Neil! Know anything about him?

      Blueth · 23/03/2017 at 19:08

      played VFL for the dogs last year as a HF. wont get heaps of nut but you just might hjave to pick due to a lack of 120K options

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

        Looks like they've got a full strength forward line so they must rate him to fit him in!

      neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 19:11

      leads with his teeth patch great intercept mark

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:55

    Who is that?

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

    I can't find him on SuperCoach

      Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:11

      up forward

danny · 23/03/2017 at 18:27


    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:32

    Never doubted it

      neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 19:13

      a lot did watts doi ng a lot of ruck set ups at cranny

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:52


harvey · 23/03/2017 at 18:30

LLoyd and jones on sydneys wings! whose the pick of the two ??

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

    Lloyd for mine, Harvs.

Seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:31

Gawn for grundy and roughy for Lynch, welcome back Gawn

Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:36

UPDATED: FULL TEAMS. Will be annotatting for a few minutes and doing the ruck section, be in the comments in 5-10 minutes!

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:38

    Gawn is back patch how good is this

      Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:51

      SO, SO GOOD!

Finnius123 · 23/03/2017 at 18:38

JJK or Roo??

    Flubber · 23/03/2017 at 18:38

    I'm going JJK

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:51

    Roo. Will start like a house on fire. Named on a wing. JJK a great pick, but you can pick him up later just as easily. Will go 180 in round 1 though

dave · 23/03/2017 at 18:40

i have a good feeling about starting SPP and SPS as M7/M8, purely based on having the same initials, is this crazy?

jonesy · 23/03/2017 at 18:40

S.martin or Witts?! both lone ruckman… im in meltdown

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:50

    If you've got the choice between the two of them, Stef all the way

CunnyFunt · 23/03/2017 at 18:41

Goodluck everyone.

Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:42

Rookie cupboard is bare.

Miles didn't make it.

Schoenmakers did

AuroraBorealis?! · 23/03/2017 at 18:42

How does everyone here rate Jy Simpkin?

    Harvey · 23/03/2017 at 19:09

    Young jet but don't think he'll score too well in the SuperCoach department just yet.

      AuroraBorealis?! · 23/03/2017 at 19:28

      Would kane turner be a better option then in your opinion?

sandni836 · 23/03/2017 at 18:42

Jack Graham. Will he get a game when he returns from injury? Is it worth having him in the side for loophole at the moment?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:50

    Nope – cash generation imperative early!

CURISE · 23/03/2017 at 18:43

Taranto or Will Hoskin Elliot?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:50

    Taranto CRUISEY!

Seb · 23/03/2017 at 18:44

who's are people 3 mid bench rookies??

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:49

    Barrett, Pickett, Barfitt. SPP on the field.

Dusty's Neck Tatts · 23/03/2017 at 18:45

Any other Def Rookies other than Marchbank, Hampton, Hibberd, J Smith and Stewart?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:47

    Hibberd was also named. Otten looks likely to play without Lever named in the side.

Spiro · 23/03/2017 at 18:45

Is Oliver Florent worth the pick?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 18:47

    Hahaha quality exhangeAveraged 53 in the JLT, I'll pass on him. If he was basement price then yes, but not for 161k

      Spiro · 23/03/2017 at 18:49

      Who do you suggest to replace teia miles on the bench, already have parfitt, Barrett, spp, Taranto and pickett

BingoBangoJingoJango · 23/03/2017 at 18:46

Selwood or Bont fellas?

    CURISE · 23/03/2017 at 18:54

    Flip a coin… Bont just for me

FetusDave · 23/03/2017 at 18:47

Houston or Butler?

Dylan · 23/03/2017 at 18:47

Good luck to everyone with their teams, final version of Dizzle Dogg's Haus

Simpson, Laird, Lloyd, K.Kolodjashnij, Hampton, Otten (Smith, Stewart)
Dangerfield, Hannebery, Treloar, Fyfe, Titch, Beams, Powell-Pepper, Barrett (Hibberd, Pickett, Parfitt)
Grundy, Sandilands (Strnadica)
Dahlhaus, Lynch, Higgins, Nankervis, Hoskin-Elliot, Taranto (Eddy, Houston)

Farah · 23/03/2017 at 18:48

Who out of the following rookies should be started and emergency loopholed?? In the bracket is number needed onfield.
Marchbank, hibberd, vickers-willis, stewart, hampton, otten (4 needed onfield)
Barret, powell-pepper, parfitt, atley (1 needed onfield)
Pickett, houston, taranto, eddy (2 needed onfield)
So basically how should I set each department up and who loopholes etc. Cheers in advance,

Derek · 23/03/2017 at 18:48

AFL SuperCoach had a Green line next to Joyce. $102k def from saints. Had me excited for a moment

    Pjay · 24/03/2017 at 12:34

    Just conned me too. The green line is still there!!

Chiefy · 23/03/2017 at 18:50

What's the better option – roughy and 200k or franklin/ other Premo and 50k

    Crowmagnon · 23/03/2017 at 19:02

    I take buddy. But money burns a hole in my pocket, I'd blow the 50k as well!

Tttt · 23/03/2017 at 18:51

butler vs pickett?

    John James · 23/03/2017 at 20:48

    Hope you picked Butler,unlike me.

Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 18:51

Not sold on Mountford…
Any alternatives?

Also have and SPP, Barrett, Pickett. Plus Hibberd in defence and Parfitt forward.

Fisherdan · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

Keep Miles or bring in Mountford?

Shake n bake · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

Gawn to ruck solo!

BrownlowCotchin · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

Gawn & Nank or Grundy & Ryder?

Wish I could find the money for both

    Flubber · 23/03/2017 at 18:53

    Gawn & Nank

Jack · 23/03/2017 at 18:52

Thoughts on Bowes?

ALF STEWART · 23/03/2017 at 18:53

Is Ryder a flammin lone ruckman? or is there some bugger on the field im missing

Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 18:53

Here we go folks!! I am seriously stewing over Gawn and S Martin. Both lone wolf rucks!! The question for me is. Who is more likely to stay as a lone wolf ruck and is likely to attract a back up ruckman?? I am so tempted to start with Martin………I can do some much with the $157K saved….Thoughts? Its flipping me out!!

    Hammer · 23/03/2017 at 18:57

    Take the risk and improve other lines. The difference between Gawn and Martin won't be as great as a locked mid vs a questionable rookie

      Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 19:05

      Exactly my thought!! Martin when he plays solo is just a different footballer. He can rack up 110+ scores regularly. Hopefully the Brisbane coaching staff have learnt their lesson last year after watching him spud with a back up ruck.

      I am going for it. Martin is in at R1, with Sandi at R2. Its Martinlands!! I will then focus on getting Gawn mid season at hopefully a slightly lower price. No guts no glory!

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:00

    Gawn….. lone ruckman…… says it for itself

    Flubber · 23/03/2017 at 19:01

    $645k Gawn is probably going to drop at some point. Martin has the better fixture anyway!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:01

    It's a very tough one: chances of Smith playing are higher than Spencer methinks

      Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 19:12

      Aaaargh!! Dont say that Patch! I am flipping out again!

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:15

        I'd take Gawn if that helps, but not by much

Flubber · 23/03/2017 at 18:54

Can anyone give me some info on Dan Butler!?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

    Speedy forward. Good JS, bad scoring prospects. In my side.

notoriousmac · 23/03/2017 at 18:55

Joel smith or mitchell hibberd

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:04


sandni836 · 23/03/2017 at 18:55

Macae or roo? got dahl.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:04


    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

    Roo roo roooooooooo

Beastiano · 23/03/2017 at 18:56

Many spanners been thrown tonight, $300 left in bank, very happy with team, expecting a solid score

yellownblack · 23/03/2017 at 18:56

hey guys,

quick question – best pick out of T Mitchell, S Mitchell or a POD Jack Steven?

appreciate any feedback! all the best in these crazy times!

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

    Titch for mine!

      yellownblack · 23/03/2017 at 19:08

      thanks patch! i calmed myself down and went with sense and put Titch in.. all the best!

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

        you too mate!

Declan · 23/03/2017 at 18:59

How long is Darcy cameron out for and is he worth a sport at R3 instead of Strnadica?

    Beastiano · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

    about a week from what swans say. If ur not loopholing Strnadica then Cameron is viable, JS not great tho.

Millsy · 23/03/2017 at 19:01

Any thoughts on my team much appreciated! I think I'm finally happy with it, but a bit nervous now not having Gawn after Spencer wasn't named…….and rolling the dice with Beams JOM and Swallow in the mids.

DEF – Shaw, Adams, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (EVW, T.Stewart)

MIDS – Danger, JPK, Fyfe, Titch, Beams, JOM, Swallow, SPP (SPS, Hibberd, Pickett)

RUCKS – #Nankilands (Strnadica)

FWD – Dahl, Macrae, N.Roo, Roughy, Steele, Tarantulo (Butler, Eddy)

    Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

    EVW is not playing this week! Replace with someone like Tom Stewart urgently!
    Team looks good though. Cheers

      Millsy · 23/03/2017 at 19:17

      Thanks mate. Already have Stewart. There's not much else I like in terms of Def rookies. Did have Z.Guthrie but he also has not been named. I could swing Hibberd into def and pick another mid rookie, but then I would lose my mid/def swing. Might just have to leave EVW there for now.

        Crowmagnon · 23/03/2017 at 19:20

        Lose the swing.

          Millsy · 23/03/2017 at 19:24

          EVW still named on extended bench, may still get a run.

            Millsy · 23/03/2017 at 19:29

            J.Smith may be an option, but not liking his js with Hibberd and Frost to come back in.

Jager Bombs · 23/03/2017 at 19:01

Harrison Macredie?

Looks to be a decent prospect, tall defender who intercepts marks and has excellent foot skills. Anyone going him?

Michael · 23/03/2017 at 19:01

who else is starting Dan Butler?

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:03

    Sure am

    Flubber · 23/03/2017 at 19:05


    Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 19:08

    I am starting Butler on field. Eddy (E) and Houston on the bench. Power will struggle in the wet against Sydney. Probably not much footy in the Port forward line this week.

johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question…
I know we have unlimited trades until the last game of the round starts, however can we reverse changes?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:07

    Yes – but you can't trade players that are already playing

      johnno2908 · 24/03/2017 at 07:42

      Hey Patch, where is the reverse changes button?? Cant find it. Do we just have to reverse the trades manually?

Captain Risky · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

Sensing the fear 🙂
must be time for beer..

CURISE · 23/03/2017 at 19:04

Don't be afraid to pick Goldy!! That's my bit!!

Joshua farrugia · 23/03/2017 at 19:05

houston or butler? EVW to Joel Smith? I need an answer in like 10 minutes

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:06

    Butler has better JS. EVW to Hibberd if you don't have him, otherwise Smith should be okay.

      Joshua farrugia · 23/03/2017 at 19:13

      Thanks, yeah i got Hibberd

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:14

        All G Joshy!

Declan · 23/03/2017 at 19:05

Jackson Thurlow named on the bench. Is this a concern is his spot taken by the likes of tuohy? Thoughts

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:06

    Yes, yes it is

    Noirlust · 23/03/2017 at 19:54

    I have him too.
    Unfortunately i think he will miss.

Harvey · 23/03/2017 at 19:06

Pickett, Butler or Houston on field?

TEM · 23/03/2017 at 19:08

DEF: shaw, adams, laird, marchbank, hampton, stewart (hibberd, J. Smith)
MID: Dangerfield, hannebery, treloar, fyfe, T. Mitchell, Beams, SPP, Barrett (pickett, mountford, parfitt)
RUC: Gawn, Sandilands (Strnadica)
FWD: dahlhaus, franklin, roughead, steele, taranto, eddy (butler, houston)

GOT 119K in the bank, may switch steele to billings idk and also may switch mitchell to proven premo idk. any rookies i should have?

    Millsy · 23/03/2017 at 19:27

    Solid team. Keep the faith with Titch and Steele, reckon both will go well this year.

      TEM · 23/03/2017 at 19:30

      yeah i just feel like there is a lot of risk with steele but as they say, big risk big reward. titchell will be great but top 10 im not too sure but i think he can do it.

Rorz_vb · 23/03/2017 at 19:09

I currently have grundy but after no spencer would like gawn
Should I trade Higgins down to roughy or marchbank (d4) down to smith and play hibberd Hampton and otten/Stewart as on field rookies?
Or just keep it how it is

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

    I see no problem with those changes mate – Roughy an excellent pick.

Pom · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

Am a I mad to be running Sterndicka in the forward line as my loophole with Nankervis, sandilands on field rucks and Preuss as bench ruck. Have I panicked hard?

    Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 19:16

    Yes that is totally barmy.

      Pom · 23/03/2017 at 19:18

      Yea thought I was being a smart arse, preuss will make coin though?

    Crowmagnon · 23/03/2017 at 19:17

    In that line up strndca has no point. Switching him for nank wont help you if sandi goes down

      Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:20

      Pruess can go onfield, Strndica can be the floating donut, Nank can switch forward and play Pruess over a forward rookie. I like it

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:19

    That's not insane. I heavily considered it. Better JS than some forward rookies.

      Pom · 23/03/2017 at 19:42

      Thanks Patch, love the Panic Room mate. I couldn't see a better forward rookie than the ones I had already: Taranto, Butler, Pickett, Eddy (parfitt in mids).

        Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:56

        Fair enough mate! Hannan is completely unknown so probably not worth a plunge

    Noirlust · 23/03/2017 at 19:56

    Im rolling it in a similar sense, with different rucks

Tibor · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

Bad luck if you llive in a regional area and your internet is poo, No chance to make the eleventh hour adjustments others enjoy. Total crap and not an even plying field….. this will be my last year,,,,,

    Violin · 23/03/2017 at 20:03

    What would you like Heraldsun to do Tibor? Give people in regional areas 31 trades? Allow people in regional up until halftime to change there teams? I'm sorry buddy but you've just got to suck it up, you choose to live regional.

    FistingAction · 23/03/2017 at 21:06

    Mate the internet may be shit out there but clearly whatever your smoking is a+

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 21:26

    Seeing as we are a democracy it's your fault as much as mine Tibor, we elected troglodytes and got the best internet a troglodyte can imagine.

Edward · 23/03/2017 at 19:10

Who's more likely to play early, t.smith or z. Guthrie?

    jonesy · 23/03/2017 at 19:56


gator59 · 23/03/2017 at 19:11

has miles been named for hawks

    Shake n bake · 23/03/2017 at 19:13


      gator59 · 23/03/2017 at 19:13

      thanks shake

Bells E Bubb · 23/03/2017 at 19:13

My final conundrum: Keep Marchbank or bank the cash and go with Smith from Melbourne on the pine- thus changing my onfield rookies from Marchbank, Hibberd to Hampton, Hibberd.

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:14

    I'd keep Marchbank

Joshua farrugia · 23/03/2017 at 19:15

darcy cameron or Stranadica as loophole?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:20

    Strndica. Cameron should play next week which defeats the purpose!

BundyBear · 23/03/2017 at 19:15

Howdy everyone. 1 spot available in my league. Number 956695. thankyou

Imgonnalose · 23/03/2017 at 19:18

Is stressing out and just clicking 'clear my team' a good option?

dave · 23/03/2017 at 19:18

when you cant connect to the supercoach page within the last 10 minutes :/

uDonkey · 23/03/2017 at 19:18

I'm sticking to SandiWitts and wait a few rounds, whether Spencer will be named to help out Gawn.

Still have 211K in the kitty for corrective trade if Sandi fails.

Dasha · 23/03/2017 at 19:19

whats this hannan bloke's js like? better than butler's?

Simplylogical1 · 23/03/2017 at 19:20


Joel Smith

Teia Miles

Teia Miles

Some are on extended bench but i want to be ready to jump on one of these if one of the rookies on my team isnt playing

    Tom · 23/03/2017 at 20:49

    Thanks for this mate!

Tibor · 23/03/2017 at 19:21

Super disappointed after a big pre season effort can't make last minute moves due to crap regional internet wish all community the best but in future will take my chances at the tab no even playing field for those days f us in regional areas…..

    dave · 23/03/2017 at 19:22

    im in melbourne and it wasnt working mate..

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 19:24

    Good luck Tibor! Had some struggles here as well but no real last minute moves to make there! Still got partial lockout so we're pretty safe!

Bruce · 23/03/2017 at 19:22

Its a lock out, Come on Nankervis LIFT (sorry just getting in early i know its been 30 seconds of season 2017)

    Marcus · 23/03/2017 at 19:27

    hes kicked a goal already hahah

Joe T · 23/03/2017 at 19:24

Aaron Black not named. Simpkin, Bowes or Florent?

Got to pick the one with the best JS I guess. Was too late to take the punt on Butler so a bit unlucky

    Joe T · 23/03/2017 at 20:52

    Or even Hannan or Darcy Cameron (should be back next week). Hannan named without a JLT game is a good sign for JS.

James · 23/03/2017 at 19:33

Guys if your looking for a competitive league still not too late. Only a few spots left though code: 282584

Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:47

Taranto better deliver, picked him over Petrevski seton who is killing it

Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 19:53

Put Butler on the field without really having a clue what to expect. 2 goals already!! Keep it up big Dan! Great start.

    Seb · 23/03/2017 at 19:54

    Same bloody brilliant

    Holty · 23/03/2017 at 19:57

    I did as well hawk. Bought him in 20min b4 first bounce. BUT, also added rance and cripps. Oops

      Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 20:07

      Dont think Rance has had a pozzie as I write this. Wow

      Holty · 23/03/2017 at 20:09

      And to top it off i swapped cripps for smurph

jonesy · 23/03/2017 at 20:06

hit me fellas.. florent or simpkin??

sigh · 23/03/2017 at 20:09

what is this rance spud doing?

Charlie · 23/03/2017 at 20:14

Whats going on with thurlow he gunna be aregular or whay

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 20:29

    Not sure Charlie – I'm steering clear

harry · 23/03/2017 at 20:17

how about wines as a POD for 530k?? avgd over 100 in measured game time of JLT… am i onto something?? or better options?

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 20:29

    Higgo seems to think so! I'm not going there as I'm not sure he'll be top 10 but may well do so!

    Dean · 23/03/2017 at 23:04

    Patch summed it up perfectly but higgo has huge plums do to Kathy.

    Wines crucified me big time last season, I won't be going anywhere near him.

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 20:19

Now is probably as a good of a time as any to remind the community diehards that I said that SPS would play 1st game if fit and I gave a brief rundown of why, back in January. Sadly I didn't follow my own advice but it was between him and Taranto, I did start Kruez as R1

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 20:27

    Wombats you beauty. Well played, sir!

    hedski · 23/03/2017 at 20:29

    Wombats I picked him as soon as he was named, unfortunately put Pickett on ground in fwds. #gameover.

      wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 20:56

      Bigger muntries than me mate I might trade him before rnd 3 if Kruez continues this form pre halftime form

        wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 20:57

        wow that was hardly english. I might trade SPS into team

Bertha · 23/03/2017 at 20:21

anyone know where live scores are at!?

    Bertha · 23/03/2017 at 20:23

    all the sites are down, foxsports not showing scores, fan footy not showing scores

      Baggy pants · 23/03/2017 at 20:30

      Footywire has live scored

    hedski · 23/03/2017 at 20:30

Kyle · 23/03/2017 at 20:30

Need a replacement for miles up forward….HELP I have Eddy Houston and Butler

Krups · 23/03/2017 at 20:39

WTF Rance?

Derek · 23/03/2017 at 20:39

Carlton making Richmond look good. Even the Nank kicked a goal! who do Carlton play next week? Melb.

LetsGo · 23/03/2017 at 20:40

Very glad I decided to stick Pickett on the pine, I have a feeling he'll be this year's menadue

    hedski · 23/03/2017 at 20:44

    Shut up Lego

      Pies · 23/03/2017 at 20:56

      I did too

      wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:52

      I'll be trading him out for strndica this week hedski. I need a dash darn loopholer so I can take advantage of lockouts and all my other rooks are playing and will make too much $

        hedski · 23/03/2017 at 23:20

        Nice move hoping not to trade

          wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:59

          Yeah Nah maybe I'll swap Pruss for strndica now and save a trade.

    Dean · 23/03/2017 at 22:40

    Did you have Butler on field though?

      LetsGo · 23/03/2017 at 22:45

      Sure did 🙂 had Simpson, Marchbank and Butler, all worked out better than expected

        hedski · 23/03/2017 at 23:26

        Good work LetsGo (took my Pickett frustration out on you soz).
        Had Doc, M'Bank, Butler and Nank plus stinky Pick so not bad really cheers (SPS bench)

Dean · 23/03/2017 at 20:42

Need advice in defence those tons of rookies dwindled big time.

Do I stick with Hampton & Otten

Or keep Hampton and Trade Otten to Joyce for $102,400 – I already have Hibberd, Stewart & Smith
The only other defender is Vickers-Willis who is on the extended bench.

Thoughts community PLEASE???

    Flaccid Jaff · 24/03/2017 at 15:25

    Definitely stick with hampton. Roos say EVW won't play so steer clear. I hope you don't mean the st kilda Joyce, an error by supercoach, not named, won't be this year. Stick with otten and smith if named

Tom · 23/03/2017 at 20:42

Backs: Simpson, Shaw, Laird, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (Otten, Smith)

Midfield: Dangerfield, Selwood, Treloar, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, Powell-Pepper, Barrett (WHO GETS THIS SPOT?, MountfordHibberd)

Rucks: Martin, Sandilands (Strnadica)

Forwards: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Gunston, Higgins, Nankervis, Taranto (Pickett, Eddy)

Cash Left: $138,900 (With one spot to fill)

    Keenbutclueless · 24/03/2017 at 01:13

    Parfitt, so you have DPP swing

Rick Grimes · 23/03/2017 at 20:44

If Butler backs it up again next week he'll end up in about 90℅ of teams.

    Oh Really · 23/03/2017 at 20:50

    allo allo allo is that sherlock holmes im talkin too?

      Rick Grimes · 24/03/2017 at 04:21

      What a snarky pr!CK. Caddy owner I presume…

Jason · 23/03/2017 at 20:49

Want live Supercoach score updates at the end of each quarter and game chat

hedski · 23/03/2017 at 20:49

Aaarrgh. I'm upping you by one Pieman, I'm throwing the missus and kids to the kerb, all immediate family too.
STARTED PICKETT on ground in last minute panic/distraction.
3 goals last jlt looked good.

    Shake n bake · 23/03/2017 at 20:52

    Lucky l left him on the bench!!!

      Alex · 23/03/2017 at 20:58

      No one gives a sh1t what you did mate, he doesn't care who you left on the bench

        neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 22:28

        take it easy Alex just a game

        Ron · 23/03/2017 at 22:49

        Lucky l left him on the bench to Alex!!!!

        wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 00:14

        I do.

        Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:22

        Settle on, mate

    The Ranger · 23/03/2017 at 22:39

    I bought Butler in about ten mins before the bounce but put the bloody E on him and Pickett onfield.
    D'oh! Ah well, Hedski, early days mate.
    It's what small fwds do tho, remember Papley last year?
    One week they get 30, next week they get 90.
    Just gotta ride the roller coaster for a bit and then lop their heads off.

      hedski · 23/03/2017 at 23:36

      Yeah I'm with ya Ranger. E'd Butler so can take him but stuffed up putting Pickett on.
      Caused a big barney here, I'm sleeping on couch, researching 1 bedroom flats with good WiFi.

        The Ranger · 23/03/2017 at 23:39

        Gonna be a long year methinks…

        INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 10:09

        You can't let anyone or anything get in the way of concentration Hedski. I suggest you get divorced immediately & move to that flat you speak of. The results of that are I had Butler on the ground & Pickett on the pine

          hedski · 24/03/2017 at 10:54

          Ha ha, it might be on the cards Pie, nice work wish I had of got it right, early days.
          Tossing up who to play in my two mid spots out of SPP, Taranto, Barrett and Parfitt?
          Taranto and SPP seems the go…

            INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 12:52

            I would play those 2 as well

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:52

    WTF mate you were much smarter last year.

Pies · 23/03/2017 at 20:53

Rance what a ring joke

    Pies · 23/03/2017 at 20:53


Mitch · 23/03/2017 at 20:55

Butler tearing it apart! 55 points at half time!!!!

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 21:04

Kruez left heel hitout to advantage to Gibbs. The bloke is ambidextrous get on board folks only 398k

    Bob · 23/03/2017 at 22:03

    NO! i had nank and he scored more thank kruez

      wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:14

      Nank is my F5 Bob but 39% of players have him but only 2.7% with Kruez. Kruez de only 42 compared to Nanks 87. Kruez can only get better. 80% de he would have topped Dusty in SC

      wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:25

      Baaahh updated scores Kruez 121 Nank 114, on ya knees and take ya teeth out pretty boy

        Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 22:40

        What a [email protected] u r combat…….bet I'd like that from an old man with no teeth….explains alot

          Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 22:41

          Combat** your **

            Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 22:42


              Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 22:42


                Browncow · 23/03/2017 at 22:56

                Poor form WBD. Wombat is part of the fabric of the community. I'm calling the RSPCA.

                  wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:41

                  No I'm not. I'm a bloke who can't take criticism unless it's funny but not insulting, I'm opinionated, sometimes manic but usually depressed and, challenging of everybody who expresses opinion without supporting facts in a reference forum (sometimes a bit too aggressively). Most regulars at this forum dislike me and I dont give a stuff.

                  If you can tolerate the arrogance, aggression and narcissism I do share some genuinly valuable SC game info.

                    Browncow · 24/03/2017 at 00:31

                    Have definitely taken some pointers from you and other regulars this year! It takes all sorts to make up this Community and a lot of us spend a great deal of time reading and/or commenting on the posts – whether for SC knowledge or pure entertainment. Occasionally someone stoops to the insulting level like the clown above and we gently let them know this isn't the place for them. Good luck this year and good work on Kreuzer and others tonight.

                    Johnny Bee · 24/03/2017 at 12:23

                    I actually keep scrolling till I find you're arrogant, aggressive and narcissistic comments. Keep em' comin. It makes this site a hell of a lot more interesting

                wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:18

                Say it again in english genius

hedski · 23/03/2017 at 21:05

Half time.
Doch 41
Simmo 44
Cripps 18
M'Bank 37
Pickett 5(yep fuggin 5)
SPS 44
Gibbs 42
Kreuz 57
Plow 50
Weits 42
Smurph 34

Dusty 66
Jack 32
Caddy 18
Bank 57
Butler 54
Grigg 55
Cotch 45
Vluast 44
Prestia 42
Rance 8!!

    Northernsoul74 · 23/03/2017 at 21:10

    Hmm my punt on an underdone Cripps is backfiring.

      Steeeve · 23/03/2017 at 21:25

      Just hold. Absolute gun.

        Northernsoul74 · 23/03/2017 at 21:37

        Of cours, he'll be better for the run and this game will roll out of his average quickly.

Johhny · 23/03/2017 at 21:07

Hannan or Houston F8

The_Bird · 23/03/2017 at 21:11

New name – Clanger Marchbank

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 21:31

I hope everybody has Butler
I don't really I'm actually laughing at the opponents of 'cookie cutter teams' who refused to get him.
He was in every team because this site and its regular community identified him as a valid option. If you want to see enormous variation in teams frequent a site where the contributors don't know anything

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 21:50

Chopstix is a massive POD Kudos to the 11% of coaches/tigers supporters who have him

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 21:55

    Might be a smart correction to dump cripps for chopstix 3 mins to go and only 41 SC ouch

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 21:59

      Masterclass by dusty. It was only Carlton

        wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:09


      Northernsoul74 · 23/03/2017 at 22:19

      Thankfully tonight's score will roll out of Cripps average pretty quick. I have him but obviously underdone more than I had anticipated.

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:01

Smurph must have been hustling us during JLT.
Nank did well 126, Butler 94, Kruez 108, DUSTY 151, smurph 123, MBank 73, Pickett 31 pffft, SPS 63

    Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 22:05

    Do you ever stfu you pillow biter

      Mark · 23/03/2017 at 22:20

      haha I laughed way to hard at this comment, he sure is chatty isn't he

        Dee · 23/03/2017 at 23:29


      wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:34

      Dude! That red squiggly line means you spelled it wrong

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 22:22

    Scaled down a lot! Butlet very impressive too, and SPS looked far better than 63!

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:04

64 Caddy sounds OK if its your car but when its your F4 in SC it looks like trade in time

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:08

    64 was his SC score if you aren't already struggling to hold your sides together

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 00:01

    He looked….. not good

      The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 11:06

      He looked…the same as he did last year and the year before that and the year before that….

        Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:12

        Someone said on Twitter last night that beyond Shane Mumford, they've never seen a bloke break out at their third club. Too early to make that call on Caddy, but signs aren't great

          INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 12:56

          The Cats used the pick they got for Caddy to get Parfitt. Looks like a win for the Cats

Jack · 23/03/2017 at 22:08

What the hell was that last quarter by Doch. Not even crack the ton

johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 22:11

Sure am regretting trading out Nank the Tank as I thought it was one too many midpricers… do you watch for one more week or just bring him in?

    Northernsoul74 · 23/03/2017 at 22:16

    How are you getting him in?

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:22

    Northerns question needs to be answered before you can get a a response worth any value Johnno

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 22:26

      I assume he wastes a trade

      If you dont have him now don't chance points, you may as well get Martin and Murphy then.

      It was only Carlton and he did only have 6 touches, not worth a trade

        johnno2908 · 23/03/2017 at 23:12

        Yeah obviously have to use a corrective trade. With the unlimited trades this round, might have a mess around tomorrow to see if I can get a rookie up to Nank next week, but somehow need to free up $250k ish. Don't want to mess the structure up just to get the bloke in, but he is really looking like a must have.

        Yes I know it was only Carlton and I do hate chasing points, but as Patch has said he is looking a must have. Only 8 touches yet 118SC. Kreuzer 121SC from 15 touches and a couple of goals but only 40% efficiency. Will be interesting to look at the ruck scores for the rest of the round.

          Derek · 23/03/2017 at 23:59

          I'll be very interested where he got his points from, I watched the game and it looked like an 85ish score. Must have got plenty of HO to advantage that I didn't notice

          The Nank has some tough opponents over the next 9 weeks

          Harry H · 24/03/2017 at 13:36

          I left him out and have no intention of panic trading him in after 1 week. he also kicked 2 goals which won't happen each week

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 22:23

    Depends on who you'd move to get him in – but reckon he'll be a must have asap

Marcus · 23/03/2017 at 22:15

should i keep houston on field who wont play to get butlers score or leave eddy on field and trade houston to a playing rookie

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:23

    Houston is named on field isn't he? Did he get stabbed outside Ports training hq?

      INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 12:59

      Bringing in a donut player to catch a 96 is ridiculous. 170 then maybe

    Patch · 23/03/2017 at 22:23

    Houston has been named! Wouldn't trade in a non-playing rookie just for this round

      neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 22:35

      does it cost us a trade if we make changes now

        SCaddict · 23/03/2017 at 22:38

        No you have infinite trades during Rd1. Of course you can't trade any Tiges or Blues players but no problem with anyone else.

          neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 22:54

          if I trade now sc I still have 30

            SCaddict · 23/03/2017 at 23:22

            That's correct.

              neil Demons Delight · 23/03/2017 at 23:25

              thanks mate

    Jmiester · 23/03/2017 at 22:27

    Get a playing rookie…

    Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:44

    I don't have the problem of getting Butler's score in as had him on field.
    However, I've traded Houston for Cameron in my forward line just as cover for Sandi in case he goes down before the end of round 3 ( Don't want to use trades until cows have at least had an increase).
    If you don't have Cameron, this will work for you as I understand Cameron isn't playing this week but WILL play next week.

Aleks · 23/03/2017 at 22:25

Too all those who had Pickett on field ahead of butler, we only missed out on 61 points, a good non popular captaincy choice will make that up in no time.

Dean · 23/03/2017 at 22:38

I had both Butler & Pickett in best 22 – Along with Nankervis & Marchbank. – I'm sure another 100,000+ started with Nankervis, Marchbank for sure and many with Butler also, those who kept Pickett on the bench were smart.

Whether it's Pickett or whatever rookie, most are going to get at least 1 or 2 very ordinary on field scores from rookies and its the ones who don't have them in their best 22 that will go on to move ahead in the leaderbord just like every other year, this is what separates the men from the boys and right now my 335 with 4 players isn't great but the season just started.

    The Ranger · 23/03/2017 at 23:09

    Early days Dean, there's always this sense of panic over the first few rounds as we all flap about a bit trying to nail down the right rookies.

      Derek · 23/03/2017 at 23:51

      Don't chance points.

      This will be s good season to use a rookie loophole

      Thinking Miles DPP. Any other DPP rookies who should get a game soon. Long?

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:39

D4,R1,F5 played score = 332 ave 110.6 ea thats a win. Marchbank 97 woohoo!
F8 scored 28 FFS! that's a loss
F7 can't play and he scored 97 That's a bummer

GoldRush · 23/03/2017 at 22:42

Pickett, reckon the bloke's a fence sitter = up himself. LOL

wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 22:47

uuh oh Rance owners, Blues are asking AFL to look into the incident that injured Weitering. Weitering kicked Rances but in SC despite being off the ground for almost 50% of game

Holty · 23/03/2017 at 22:47

Well happy i put butler on ground but bringing in rance and cripps just b4 the first bounce was a big mistake

TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 22:49

Did i see that right that Marchbank was on zero SC points at qtr time and finished with 97?
those intercept marks are gold needs to like all the blues clean up their disposal but
Gonna get alot of ball down there this year.
Best game I have seen Kruz play.
Fire sale anyone?
Rance and Cripps going cheap
Crouching can go bang, bang
Murph surely having a lend of us in JLT. Looked pretty slick, dusty looked monstrous!
How big was that Torp!!

    Derek · 23/03/2017 at 23:46

    Kriuser did look good, but he was only up against the Nank

    The Carlton defence will see a lot of the ball this year. Maybe Pickett can become a small defender

Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:04

Marchbank and Butler on Field, Pickett on bench. So far so good.
Defensive rooks scare the shit out of me though.
Jaegar and Gawn OR Roughy and Goldy?

    The Ranger · 23/03/2017 at 23:16

    Hey Rocksta, Gawn and Roughy for mine.

      Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:28

      Cheers Ranger.
      I don't have the coin for that pairing.
      I've gone Gawn and Jaegar by moving Taranto into the fwd line. I can't bare the thought of starting without big Maxy.

        The Ranger · 23/03/2017 at 23:43

        Yeah I figured you didn't have the coin.
        Gawn you gotta have but JOM is too risky for me.
        Good luck this year mate.

          Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:52


    Dean · 23/03/2017 at 23:40

    Even mid rookies scare the shit out of me, Pepper is the only rookie i feel confident with in the guts and everyone has him.

    I'm quite confident about Barrett, but not so in Parrfit, I just made Myers my M9 even though he isn't back until round 4 or 5 but he will be one midfielder I know has great JS and someone who should average 70's

    I just cannot help but think that getting him now saves a trade when there are very few mid rookies available that have great JS and they may score average and get dropped such as Parrfit which im shit scared about.

      Dean · 23/03/2017 at 23:49

      The only rookies other then Mayers I can select are Atley, Mountford or Miles and none of them look like they will play much.

        Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:53

        Getting in Myers not a bad option

    WITTS · 24/03/2017 at 11:46

    Witts and a premium mid

Anthony · 23/03/2017 at 23:05

need some help community Taranto or Hoskin-Elliot?

feel like Taranto has less job security but potentially high reward and is DPP which is handy.

    Valens_FC · 23/03/2017 at 23:16

    WHE did well in the JLT but I can't believe Mayne comes in on big money and spends the season in VFL. May be a straight fight between them.

    wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 00:11

    Taranto will score more and gives flexibility between lines

Dean · 23/03/2017 at 23:06

My midfield is:
Danger, Pendles, Hanners, Fyfe, Mitchell, (Barlow or Matt Crouch), Beams, Pepper
(Barrett, Mountford, Parfitt)

NOTE: I am strongly considering trading out Mountford & putting in Myers because these rookies don't look to have great job security.

    Wombatisadckhead · 23/03/2017 at 23:08

    Do it

Harley · 23/03/2017 at 23:12

All those points from defensive marks Marchbank took tonight and his score of 97 considering he had a lot of clangers is making me more tempted to grab Howe!

Cameron · 23/03/2017 at 23:12

Open league, 2 spots to fill


wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:13

I don't have a loopholer so I traded my F6 Parfitt for Strndica I now get Butlers score but I don't have a ruck/fwd swing yet coz my ruck is Kruez/Sandi/Pruess with Nank at F5.
So, I'll only have one playing bench fwd, no ruck/fwd swing and my only mid/fwd in forward line is Dahlhouse.

I can still undo this and due to being a medically certified nutcase I am doubting myself and whether this is my best option.
Non nutjob advice will be appreciated

    Dean · 23/03/2017 at 23:25

    Wombat i wouldn't worry about getting Butlers score and compromising your entire structure, initially im presuming like me and the vast majority on here you brought in Nankervis as a FWD/RUCK in case sandiballs gets injured, having Strndica in your FWD is crazy mate, If I were you I would strongly consider getting rid of Pruess & put Strndica there so you can use Nankervis as your 3rd ruck should you need him.

    Granted Kruezer done well today but with TWO injury prone Ruck players I think you have plums the size of watermelons to stick with this stratergey.

    Either way mate good luck either way you go about it.

    Juzzy · 23/03/2017 at 23:43

    Geez. There's a situation.

    I can only agree with Dean's comments. Darcy Cameron might be valid if you want to go down that path.

    Otherwise stick to your structures. Butler might score 20 next week.

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:49

    Thanks guys. If I miss out the thousand bucks by the difference between Parfitt/Eddy's score and Butlers I'll hold a grudge until swapping Pruess for Strndica now proves more valuable. No offence intended I obviously value your advice because I've taken it but …have to go wombatsisadickhead wants to mumble something

    Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 23:57

    Hope Krues and Sandi last a few rounds. The moment Pruest makes any decent cash get rid of him and swing Strd in there.

    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 00:05


    I know you as a Doyen of the community. So with all due respect.

    Don't trade during round 1 to grab a few points from an unproven rookie. Jus.

    Keenbutclueless · 24/03/2017 at 10:33

    Make it Deluca Cardillo instead. Have the midfieldswing instead of ruck swing. You can then use it loophole on the forward line or the midfield

      hedski · 24/03/2017 at 10:59

      That's how I've gone, have Cameron at R3 atm, hopefully make a bit of cash from him and downgrade to Serious Penii later in the year.

Top Hawk · 23/03/2017 at 23:14

Both my on field rookies Butler and Marchbank nudged a tonne tonight. Gotta be happy with that.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 23:23

    Didn't have butler but Marchbank on ground and pickett on bench
    So happy with 97 from a rook, no nank.

    wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 00:05

    38.2% ownership on Marchbank and only 26.6% on Butler both players were heavily recommended by this site. Those % probably represent the % of SC players that use this site.

Billioux · 23/03/2017 at 23:22

Excellent to have this forum back with gusto. good luck to those with Butler in play. I not and couldn't have. One of my hard and fast SC rules is called the Relton rule.

    [email protected] · 24/03/2017 at 00:09

    Fair enough not starting him billioux but not having him? Tiges tend to offer up a lot of SC spud fwds but there weren't really any better options

Neverweaken · 23/03/2017 at 23:39

Brought in Strd as non player for Butlers score. Have Nank and Sandi in the ruck with Pruest. With rucks now more sorted should I bring in Stef Martin now on the bench and next week swing Nank forward and Strd to ruck. Could wait and see but if I do it now it saves a trade

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/03/2017 at 23:48

    Considering Stef myself as he has been named solo
    Can go matt crouch and stef
    Ryder and Hannas
    Big maxy and a rook on ground probably SPP/Barrett.

    Rocksta · 23/03/2017 at 23:50

    Sounds like a plan.
    I wouldn't have Nank and Sandi as R1 and R2.
    Bring in Stef, and move Nank to Fwd line next week.
    Trades are like Gold.

    wombatsfc · 23/03/2017 at 23:57

    Pruest for Stef with stef on the bench and 2 playing rucks so that you can get Butlers score? Thanks NW that's even dumber than my question, your turn with the conical hat mate.

    JEL · 24/03/2017 at 01:23

    If your doing it to chase Butlers score then I'd say no,
    but if your looking to correct your structure then it would be the best time to do it.

Jab · 23/03/2017 at 23:45

Had Pickett on field with butler on the bench and No emergency…. 😮

Juzzy · 23/03/2017 at 23:48

Nank and Butler both outscore Doc.

This is why I love this game.

    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 02:50

    I have all 3 btw.
    You have to laugh.

Hubba · 24/03/2017 at 00:23

Is Billings worth it at all? I know to keep away from midpricers but i cant help thinking he will explode as part of the saints expected rise this year.

    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 03:09

    Love it.
    Saints took him in the first round over Bont. (talented kid)
    Injuries seem to be cool this year.
    If you are in the market for a mid priced breakout he could be your man.

    Hairy dog · 24/03/2017 at 08:32

    Stay away! Massive burn man!!

Neverweaken · 24/03/2017 at 00:24

who will make more cash short term. Witt or Pruest?

    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 00:51


    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 02:12


skat or die · 24/03/2017 at 00:34

oliver florent or ryan schoenmakers?

    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 00:51


Cheryl2 · 24/03/2017 at 00:57

Grundy or Martin? I have Sandilands as R2

    Westy · 24/03/2017 at 07:15

    I've gone Grundy.
    Is Archie Smith playing for BL? They say Martin scored worse when AS is also playing.

Choice · 24/03/2017 at 01:26

Gawn and Taranto,roughead/steele
Martin and Roughead and steele

Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 02:46

Very curious about the community views on Jy Simpkin.

He is one who has gotten underneath my pre season radar but I know he is highly regarded at the Roos.

Thinking about his JS vs Taranto.

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:23

    i saw him play the first JLT, not sure what he scored, wasn't that great, but i really liked what i saw. quick, smart, seems to have time and hungry for the ball, a real scrapper! Put him in my team before anyone else had thought about him and he is still there, locked!. he was headed to be top 3 draft until he broke his leg and missed alot of footy.

    Only concern is that he will play in Norf's forward line, not sure if the ball will get there much.

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:38

      Lovoely stuff, Derek. I haven't seen any of him, but Sgt Supercoach on Twitter is all over him as a North supporter. Locked him in from day dot. I know very little about him but he's being touted as playing that Boomer Harvery role. I'm giving him a miss for now

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2017 at 13:26

      is turner a better pick?

        sharmanism · 24/03/2017 at 13:50

        Turner probably has better JS but simpkin will have a higher ceiling, whether we see that this year or not I don't know.

        FWIW Simpkin is my F6.

      Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 15:05

      Simpkin didnt play the first JLT, in the next two he scored 42 for 45% TOG and 53 for 72% TOG, If you adjusted those TOG's to 85% then his scores are 79.33 & 62.57 respectively.

    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 11:51

    Thanks Derek.

    sharmanism · 24/03/2017 at 13:48

    I'm a roos supporter and have him in as my F6.

    I'm a tad concerned about his JS but from what I've seen he's going to be a very special player.

    I've also put a few sheckles on him for the rising star.

Ray · 24/03/2017 at 04:09

Would appreciate some help, 150k left. The capitals are the players already played.
Suggestions ar great. Do i keep both O'meara and Swallow and try to get Steele in there? Do i downgrade someone?
Also would love suggestions on Rookies, I missed out on Butler who had a great game in FWD.
Just wanting to get the right structure, thanks

DEF: Shaw, Adams, Laird, MARCH, Hampton, Smith (Stewart, Otten)

MID: Danger, Pendles, Fyfe, Mitchell, Beams, Omeara, Swallow, P-Pepper (Barrett, PICKETT, Hibberd)

Ruck: Gawn, Sandi (Strnadica)

FWD: Dahl, McCrae, Roughie, NANK, Taranto, Eddy (Parfitt, Turner)

    the bont · 24/03/2017 at 09:22

    maybe Taranto to steele and turner to housten

    or downgrade Taranto and upgrade roughy to premo

Bamsko · 24/03/2017 at 07:55

What do people think? Beams down to Swallow and Gawn in for Stef?

Would give me JOM and Swallow at M6&7

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:19

    i would go JOM down to rookie, beams better option than JOM and Swallow

GNR · 24/03/2017 at 08:54

To Gawn or not to Gawn. Here is the scenario.

Gawn/Barrett on field or
Treloar/witts. (Nank F4)

Troy · 24/03/2017 at 08:58

Where can we get live SuperCoach scores for free??

    Adrian · 24/03/2017 at 09:03

    Fan Footy has them but it's crap to navigate from a mobile.

      Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:17

      FanFooty is good, can be a bit unreliable. but Monty does a good job

        Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:38

        I used Fanfooty for years before I sold out to SC Gold. I quite like it

Thomas · 24/03/2017 at 09:05

Any other Def rookies other than Hampton, Otten, Stewart and Hibberd? Due to Guthrie and EVW not playing, need 2 def rookies.

    mikeg · 24/03/2017 at 09:12

    Joel Smith -Melb is the only one I can think of, Marchbank now not available.

tommy · 24/03/2017 at 09:10

ryder or stef martin??

    the bont · 24/03/2017 at 09:24

    ryder for me and spend the cash saved else where. Probably will score pretty even between the 2

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 09:25

If all of my players are playing Rd1 even on bench do I need to have Stanadica on the bench or Preuss

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:16

    if you want a VC loophole, you will need Stanadica

Boltons Blues · 24/03/2017 at 09:25

Anyone have an update on Miles/Hampton/Otten/Atley and weather they are playing?

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:15

    i would think you can bank on hampton getting a game. Otten is 50/50. the other two are emergencies only

What_Bear · 24/03/2017 at 09:26

Hi Community, I need some last minute advice on the JS of a couple of rookies.

1. Defence: Otten or Smith
2. Forward: Houston or Hannan or Pariff

Assistance would be appreciates,

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:15

    i think Otten will be lucky to get named this week,

    Harry H · 24/03/2017 at 13:40

    I tend to go with the more mature age player. It's extremely rare a first year players comes in and dominates. Smith is 21 and Hannan 21 or 22 so I have them both. i also have Otten but a bit worried about his JS

      What_Bear · 24/03/2017 at 19:46

      Sound advice. Thank you

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 09:28

Ed Vickers Willis or Joel Smith

    Jmiester · 24/03/2017 at 09:56

    Joel smith

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:14

    i don't think vickers was named, easy choice

    Dnoyes · 24/03/2017 at 12:11

    Neither have good job security. I'm staying away from both.

Marvin · 24/03/2017 at 09:32

Two quick questions fellas. Any merit in going Oliver over o meara if you had the cash? I'm worried about Omeara breaking down or getting rested at some point so need a like for like replacement.

And is David Myers a lock to play once healthy, and how far away is he?

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:13

    JOM is a massive risk. I'm not going near him.

    myers will be another 5 weeks, perfect for a downgrade, waste to get him now. berry is a better option, he is only a week or two away

    SCaddict · 24/03/2017 at 11:15

    Oliver has has an excellent preseason but so has JOM. Neither are likely to be worthy of season long keepers in your midfield so it then becomes a question of who will probably be the better cash cow/stepping stone and the ownership % don't lie, at least in terms of what coaches believe right now.

    Of course there is some risk with JOM missing so much footy but so long as he plays the first 7 or 8 games then he will make the bulk of his price appreciation and then you can trade him in for an ultra premo and won't have to worry about him.

    Marvin · 24/03/2017 at 12:14

    Thanks heaps for the advice fellas

Baggers · 24/03/2017 at 09:33

Needing some community advice please.
Desperate to get Gawn in, is he worth the following down grades?
– Grundy up to Gawn
– Hannebery down to Mitchell ( is Mitchell top 8 mid!)
– JOM down to Swallow
– Taranto down to Bowes

    Baggers · 24/03/2017 at 09:37

    Sorry T Mitchell

Jim · 24/03/2017 at 09:41

Parfitt or Houston for my final spot at f8. Points and job security??

    INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 10:11

    Parfitt. Houston could be out with Pittard returns shortly

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:11

    Houston will get one game and be gone

Thomas · 24/03/2017 at 09:41

Any other fwd rookies? Currently have Hoskin – Elliot, Butler, Parfitt and Eddy. Not sure about Houston's JS

    INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 10:17

    Mitch Hannan for Melbourne. Mature age recruit from the VFL. Didn't play in the JLT but made the Dees round 1 team. They must seriously rate him to do that

      Thomas · 24/03/2017 at 11:28

      Cheers Pieman, thoughts on Kayne Turner?

        INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:18

        I'd be concerned with his JS. No for me

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:49

      He's managed to break into a full strength forward line which is a big tick in my book! Trying to find more info on him today!

      Seb · 24/03/2017 at 11:59

      Hannan over Houston??

Steve · 24/03/2017 at 09:49

Jarryd or steele?

    Steve · 24/03/2017 at 10:35

    Nah all good cheers for help

      hedski · 24/03/2017 at 12:20


Dean · 24/03/2017 at 10:02

Treloar or Bont, who's best to start with?

    Jim · 24/03/2017 at 10:05

    Both guns…treloar tho

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 10:14

    Treloar a much more proven premium, has been whispers of Pendles soreness, Treloar should overtake him as Colliwobbles #1 this year. Refer to Cripps performance last night RE the Bont, might dish you up a rookie performance.

Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 10:03

Tossing up between Hibbard Smith or Ottens 1 has to go??

    the bont · 24/03/2017 at 10:33

    keep hibbard for dual pos

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:31

    Otten's JS worries me, so I'd probably flick him on that

      Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 11:44

      They all worry me Patch but have to go that way cheers.

Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 10:10

Hibberd or stewart on field in Def?

All things equal,
Hibberd's JLT total was 170 from 3 matches
Stewart's JLT total was 190 from 3 matches

Hibberd named in back pocket against WestCoast
Stewart named in back pocket against Fremantle.

Hard to split. What do you think?

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 10:26

    Housemate is a hardcore Geelong supporter and seems to think that they NEED stewart as a tall backman all year. It hibberd has a bad few games EVW will likely step into that spot. So maybe Stewart on JS?

      Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 10:28

      Misread question sorry. I'm going Hibberd on field, ball will be down back alot against West Coast.

        Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:49

        yeah. i like Hibberd. reminds me of JPK. always around the pack, sniffing out a kick or a handball.

        he has been named, so it is up to him to stay in the team.

Boom · 24/03/2017 at 10:17

Help me guys. One left to pick.
Taranto or Roughy?

    the bont · 24/03/2017 at 10:31


      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:32


        Iconic · 23/03/2017 at 18:54

        instead of Taranto?

          fromms · 23/03/2017 at 19:17

          went for Butler last minute jitters

Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 10:31

Selwood Parker or Kennedy??

    The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 10:36

    Kennedy you will probly end up with all of them but Kennedy it the best there

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:51

    i've got Selwood, but purerly because of the round 12 bye.

    otherwise i can't split Selwood and JPK.

    parker, not that keen on

      Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 11:16

      I've had Selwood from the start don't know why just a little worried about the cats. But I'll stick with him.

WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 10:32

Does anyone have any info on Darragh Joyce…rookie for St Kilda? Very cheap ($102.4K)…I know he's an international rookie, formerly a hurler, but not much else…any idea on job security?…is he likely to be in for only a week until a regular comes back in? Can't remember him from the JLT but doesn't mean he didn't play or play well…help anyone?

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 10:41

    Didn't play a game in the JLT, risky pick.

      WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 10:56

      That's what I thought, thanks for that, now have to decide between putting Hibberd into my backline and finding another rookie mid (and losing my mid-def swing with Adams or crossing my fingers that one of Otten or Vickers Willis plays and keeps his spot


    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 10:54

    don't think he is named? he has a green dot in supercoach, but i can't see his name on team sheet

      WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 11:05

      Yeah, I noticed that too…thought it was strange or my eyes were deceiving me! Would hate to pick him based on the green dot only to find out later it was a mistake…not even sure he's been elevated off the rookie list so either way looks like a risky move


        Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:17

        Derek's right here, Joyce not on any team sheets and will not be playing. DO NOT select him. Especially is his first name is Darragh. Sounds like someone got stabbed in the middle of saying "Darren". I don't need that sort of nonesense in my Supercoach team

          WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 11:21

          Brilliant Patch…Now I have to call the IT department, yet another keyboard ruined after I spat my coffee all over it!

    Juzzy · 24/03/2017 at 12:11

    Not sure what this is about.

    Green dot or not he ain't playing. Still rookie listed with a few ahead of him should elevation become an option.

    So I guess that's a no from me.

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 10:32

Greene or Franklin or MaRea or Lynch
Need two of them

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 10:38

    Greene lacks a brain and will probably end up suspended.

Mich · 24/03/2017 at 10:36

Grundy or Stef Martin? Am i splitting hairs here? Stefs got the easy fixture , how sure are we that he'll be solo rucking up to the byes?
I assume grundy will because big cox is not a good ruckmen

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:31

    Grundy is a ridgy-didge solo ruckman, and in every respects is the obvious choice, but my gut says Stef. Watched him ruck solo in a half in the JLT and good grief was he a monster.

    I'm not sure who that means I'm recommending. Stef. In the sage words of Lekdog, #yolo

      J.K · 24/03/2017 at 11:47

      You don't think Grundy will be affected by Cox? I thought the stats showed his average in the 80s with Cox in the team?

Joe · 24/03/2017 at 10:42

Steele or Roughy as F4?

    Steve · 24/03/2017 at 10:48

    whos f3

      Joe · 24/03/2017 at 12:42


    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:26

    Roughy for mine, Joe

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 11:58

      I have gone both: at F3 and F4 respectively

Henry · 24/03/2017 at 10:42

Josh Kelly?

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:27

    Pass. Might get off to a flyer but that will abate when GWS' stars come back. Prefer Beams or JOM in that mid priced bracket

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 10:55

Greene or McRea

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:20


The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 10:59

$638,000 with on person to get who is it
Already have Trelaor, Bont , Fyfe

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:19

    In the midfield? JPK, then Selwood for mine

Dave · 24/03/2017 at 11:02

Is mcgrath worth consideration?

    The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 11:13


    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:18

    Not for mine – won't score enough to make cash

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 12:02

    i'm going to say Yes.

    Not just to be annoying either, i have him in my team at the moment and he has been there for some time.

    I know he is expensive, but he wasn't the #1 draft for nothing.

    i saw enough of him in the JLT to see he was very good, all class. maybe he was going half rat-power so his scoring wasn't great. maybe not. reminds me alot of Mills last year. took awhile for people to respect him and most people didn't start with Mills because of his price and especially those who had already bought Weitering.

    he will be playing in defence for essendon, they should see plenty of the ball.

    the biggie for me is his DPP. having Hibberd in the midfield and McGrath in defence means i can swing them around (also have parfitt, pickett and taranto with DPP in forward line) i can cover having two midfield, 3 defence rookies and two forward rookies on field. you can't have enough players with DPP 😉

    All preseason we were thinking there would be plenty of defense rookies, but that didn't really turn out that way. Right now he is my best option for JS to ensure i have all my rookies playing.

johnno · 24/03/2017 at 11:03

Hibberd (NMFC) or Stewart (GEE) to replace Guthrie?

    The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 11:13

    Iv got both but If i had to chose one it would be Hibberd in the JLT killed it for the amounot TOG he got

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:18

    Toss a coin at this stage. Probably Hibberd as I'd suspect he has better job security

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:25

      Actually scrap that, he's vying with EVW – go Stewart

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 11:04

Bont or Titch

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:18


    Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 11:25

    I swapped Bont to Titch. I seen how Cripps started after a limited pre season,Bont has had the same pre season. Might go the opposite way for the Bont but that made me change.

The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 11:05

Can't decide whether to flick Miles for another rookie or leave him onfield, hope he doesn't play and take Butlers E score.
My other fwd rookies are Simpkin, and Pickett.onfield and Eddy on the pine.
Whaddya reckon?

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:16

    Don't reckon it's worth keeping a donut just for a short term gain of 40 points. We'll need every cent of cash generation we can get for mine

      The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 12:24

      Yeah you're probably right.
      Who to bring in for Miles then?
      Got Taranto and SPP onfield in the mids so could swing Taranto fwd and pick up a mid rookie.
      Got Parfitt, Barret on the pine in the mids plus either Myers or Berry as my loophole.
      Got 200K to spend.

    Blaknight · 24/03/2017 at 18:19

    I'm in same situation. I dropped​ Miles for Mountford.

Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 11:05

Hickey & Mcrae or Gawn & Roughhead

    The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 11:12

    Gawn and Roughead

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:14

    Gawn and Roughead for mine

      daniel · 24/03/2017 at 11:36

      Same as The BONT and Patch. And it's not even close for mine.

Mitch · 24/03/2017 at 11:07

tossing up between jelwood/hannerz/shuey/bont
any help would be appreciated

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:11

    Jelwood, followed by Hannerbury. Both have the runs on the board. Shuey a huge POD pick that I quite like if you're feeling risky, but only a 2% chance he outscores Joel and Hanners

      Mitch · 24/03/2017 at 11:17

      yeah I was leaning that way myself, but this isnt called the panic room for nothing! cheers Patch, love your work as usual

    The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 11:12

    Same problem here don't which one to get

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 11:14

    You'll probably end up with Selwood and Hannerz in your team at some stage, both proven guns that you can count on.
    Shuey should be the main beneficiary of S.Mitchell so i expect him to have a good year because of it.
    Bont could either turn into an easy 110+ player or stagnate and stay where he is (see P.Cripps score last night), i expect with the depth of their team that he'll spend alot of time forward and stagnate. Could go either way.
    Shuey and Bont are risks that will pay off in the long run, selwood and hannerz will be dependable, have a look at your byes and see which fits your team better.

Whooshka · 24/03/2017 at 11:13

Hands up all those that had Dusty as their VC and are now swapping Captains? 🙂

Jacob · 24/03/2017 at 11:15

Is Marchbank a must have? He had a lot of bad clangers last night but still scores 97. Definitely will score a few tons this year.

    Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 11:57

    Serious Gun. You are behind if you don't have him.

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 12:10

    If you dont have him i wouldn't bother bringing him in. Trust your line-up.

    But consider grabbing him up before rd 3 if one if your defenders isnt named, gets injured, has an unfavorable role change, or maybe just isn't performing as expected (maybe).

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 13:00

    Chance it'll be a flash in the pan, but I'm… banking… (I'm so sorry) on him averaging about 80. Give him another look next week if you haven't got him, then swoop in next week!

      INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:38

      Agree Patch. If you don't have him have another look. Round 2 trades are injuries or glaring mistakes. Round 3 is correctives if required

Imgonnalose · 24/03/2017 at 11:25

Should I go WHE, Taranto, Turner or schoenmakers? Different players obviously leave me with more cash in bank

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 12:06

    Taranto if he plays. Switch to WHE if he doesnt.

HarryO · 24/03/2017 at 11:30

Tuohey, lloyd or macmillan? I cannot split them any help and advice is greatly appreciated

    NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 11:56

    out of those 3 id go lloyd

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 12:05

    Lloyd for me

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 13:01

    Lloyd for me, too

Imgonnalose · 24/03/2017 at 11:33

Is it worth keeping either Z Guthrie, or berry? Anyone have an idea when they should play?

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 11:58

    Nar dont start them.
    They are rookie downgrade options later on. Make some cash first.

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 11:59

      Agree with Jess here – cash is key

    Rambo · 24/03/2017 at 12:00

    As a Geelong supporter I feel too many players are vying for Guthries spot in the best 22 and he won't get a good look in

    INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:42

    Berry is listed as a week. With no JLT he should come in via NEAFL. But I imagine he will be playing soon. He is an incredible athlete with a massive tank. Downgrade for mine

    The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 13:54

    I'm considering Berry as a loophole until he plays. Handy DPP.

johnno2908 · 24/03/2017 at 11:38

Anyone considering Howe? I know Jock is big on him, and after Marchbanks score looks very SC relevant. Would take 1 of Adams or Howe, leaning towards Howe.

    Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 11:54

    I have the Jezza. Saving the cash from downgrading Shaw to him, because I reckon Howe can average 100+ this year. Also very consistent.

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 12:00

    Adams named right on the ball.
    Gotta go with adams

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 12:09

      Only issue with Adams is tht he is soo injury prone. Did you see him in the JLT? Weaker than a eunuc's watered down urine.

      It really depends what other risks you are taking, but I already have too many. Howe is a genuine, proven defender who averaged 100+ since round 6 last year when he swung back.

        Dnoyes · 24/03/2017 at 13:16

        Is there a risk of Howe moving up forward though? Even though Howe is a better defender than forward, Collingwood's forwardline is a shambles

    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 12:25

    Went Howe over Adams for durability (hopefully)

      INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:33

      So did I Hedski. Intercept marking is highly rewarded. Howe is a beast at it

FEARTHEBEARD · 24/03/2017 at 11:49

Best rookie out of Hannan, Mountford, Hibberd?

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 12:03

    Think its down to either mountford or hibberd.
    Im backing mountford to score more, and, contary to what people are saying, think he has decent enough job security.

FEARTHEBEARD · 24/03/2017 at 11:52

Otten or Hibberd safer for JS too?

    FEARTHEBEARD · 24/03/2017 at 13:08


    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 13:49

    I've gone Hibberd, not sure on Ottens js with Lever and Cheney to come back, although I read before that Cheney has had a slight setback.

Win · 24/03/2017 at 11:53

Roughhead or Steele?

    NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 11:56


    Dnoyes · 24/03/2017 at 13:16

    Rough. Saints have a shitload of midfielders who will be sharing the points.

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:14

      I have both

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:20


Don't Blush Baby · 24/03/2017 at 11:53

R1 is doing my head in with Sandi at R2 – I've had – Goldy, Gawn,Martin then back to Gawn when Spencer wasn't named,then Martin for value now I'm back to Goldy as I don't think Preuss will have a big impact on Goldy's scoring ?? Ahh SC just love !!

Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 11:56

Interesting question here. I had Butler on my bench last night with the emergency on him. If I trade in Darcy Cameron for Florent then I will get Butler's 96 and have cameron get a doughnut. What are the chances of him playing next week? Is it worth this trade? Am really considering it, but I just need to know that Darcy will play in the next couple of weeks.

    Rambo · 24/03/2017 at 11:59

    Rule #479 of SuperCoach:
    Never chase points if it ruins your structure.

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 12:01

      Doesn't ruin the structure – just a rookie for another rookie

        INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:31

        Keep in mind if he's out for a few weeks he's no good as a loop option. Have a look at the Swans fixtures

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 12:07

    D.Cameron a likely starter next week, only out this week due to an infection on his finger.

    "He's unavailable for selection this week, (but) he's had a massive pre-season so we don't see any long-term effects for Darcy." – Sydney Football Manager Tom Harley

    Seems like the language of somebody that thinks he'll be back in the squad.

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 12:11

      Thanks DIldor, I reckon I am going to do it.

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 13:01

    Don't think it's worth messing with structures, Finnius. Darcy should play next week, but I'm not putting cash generation off just to grab and extra 30 points in round 1

      Finnius · 24/03/2017 at 13:04

      He is still gonna generate cash though isn't he?

NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 11:59

Not sure whether to have 2 rookies (and hampton) starting in backline to save some cash or to upgrade one to a mid-pricer like jones or any other suggestions?

Help me out please! Cheers

    Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 12:02

    Option one and jump on the best midpricer with the extra cash before rd 3

Choices · 24/03/2017 at 12:04

Gawn and Taranto and either roughead/steele
Martin and Roughead and steele

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 12:10

What is so special about Tom Mitchell over Bontempilli

    NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 12:25

    he is the hawks number one mid and bont hasn't had a solid preseason

    The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 13:07

    big pre season, #1 mid, no more tagging roles, cruised thru jlt, hodge has twice now spruiked his impact as huge since arriving

Norm · 24/03/2017 at 12:19

Hi guys, I can't decide between Titchell and Florent vs M Crouch and Sheed. Any thoughts? If I went with Crouch and Sheed, I would move Powell-Pepper to the bench. Cheers

    Browncow · 24/03/2017 at 16:14

    Apparently Sheed is not on the plane and Jack Redden is. Might need to stick with Florent

NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 12:26

Houston or Hannah for a fwd rookie? who has better job security?

    INPieman · 24/03/2017 at 13:22

    Gut feel would be Hannan

Carl · 24/03/2017 at 12:32

lynch or mcrae?

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 12:34

    I have both.

TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 12:44

Need some last minute advice on the following:

Macrae vs Buddy
Adams vs Howe vs Mills

Current lineup:

D: Shaw, Laird, Adams, Marchbank, Hampton, Stewart (Otten, Smith)
MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, JOM, SPP (Hibberd, Barrett, Parfitt)
R: Grundy, Sandi (Strndica)
FWD: Dahl, Macrae, Roughy, Nank, Taranto, Eddy (Hannan, Houston)

Dropping Adams allows be to bring in Florent as a more stable rookie over Otten/Hannan/Houston. The other option could be to drop JOM to Florent and possible upgrade Roughy to a NRoo.


    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 13:18

    Buddy > Macrae
    Howe > Mills > Adams

      TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 14:20

      Is that go for Buddy and Jezza?!

Bradramov · 24/03/2017 at 12:52

J. selwood (pod) or Trelor? thoughts?

    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 13:17

    Do you already have Danger?

    If you have Danger go for Treloar
    If you don't have Danger, go for Selwood

Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 12:55

So my current FWD line looks like:

FWD: JJK, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Higgins, Nank, Butler (Eddy, Parfitt)
$59,500 in the bank

And my MID:
Danger, Treloar, Fyfe, Mitchell, Crouch, Swallow, Taranto, Hibberd (SPP, Barrett, Pickett)
I'm not really sold on JJK and I prefer to have quite a bit of money in the bank at the start of the season. I'm not seeing anyone else that's going in with JJK, so is there a better option for me to take?
Maybe another rookie?
Maybe bring taranto down and bring someone in in the midfield?

Any help would be amazing thanks!!!

    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 13:56

    Taranto fwd and get another mid looks good flubber

      TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 14:34

      Same flubber. Swing Taranto FWD and upgrade Higgins to a better mid

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:24

    Really like JJK as a selection for what it's worth, but if you're not sold, put him up to NRoo and keep your side as is!

Nick · 24/03/2017 at 13:01

Community thoughts on either grundy/ buddy or Gawn/roughy??

    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 13:17

    Grundy/Buddy for me.

    TBH I don't see there being much difference in scores between these combos. So you'll be good either way. The only downside to option 2 is that if roughy doesn't go well, you have a mid pricer stinking up your fwdline

The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 13:03

I stuffed up and missed Marchbank, my def

Shaw Laird Adams Hampton Hibberd Stewart (Ottens Macreadie)

Thoughts get on the Dees rookie instead of Ottens?

Have Danger m1 to JOM M7, Swallow m8 (should i go mountford? to have some coin to upgrade Macredie to Marchbank next which gives me some security or back swallow in?

My fwd line is

Dahl, macrae, greene, nank, steele, eddy (pickett, houston)

Should i go macrae to rough and bank that towards Marchbank?

Really wanna hear coaches thoughts here please. How would you jump?

1. Play safe save coin for March burn a trade next week as potential def donut? if so where from?
2. Missed him dont waste the trade back your team in? (anyone comment on Mountfords JS at norf? i havent seen him not on radar?)

3. Other suggestions or analysis welcomed.

    Flubber · 24/03/2017 at 13:16

    1. I personally wouldn't go Mountford, don't think his JS is good at all. Remember Cunnington is suspended for 1 week, so he'll be back next week and kick Mountford out.

    2. If you go for Roughy your fwdline will be getting pretty weak. You want to have at least 2 premos in it and I don't really rate Greene as a premo. He's very inconsistent.

    3. In terms of Marchbank, you'll have to see how the rest of your team goes this week. If you have enough rookies that get good scores then don't worry about him. We can't all benefit from EVERY SINGLE rookie. Burning trades early on in the season will be a killer later on in the year.

    4. Ottens I still have in my team. May change to the Dees rookie just because he'll increase in price quicker

    SCaddict · 24/03/2017 at 13:16

    Ottens JS improved a little this morning with Cheney suffering another injury setback.

    So assuming he survives the extended bench cull later today I think I'll be selecting him. For his scoring potential looks ok for a rookie priced defender and his JLT form was quite good.

      hedski · 24/03/2017 at 14:01

      I'm tossing between Otten and Smith now, as you say Otten has good scoring potential.

    The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 13:32

    You've absolutely gotta get on the right rookies at the start of the season Shaker.
    Personally, I'd wait until Marchbank is on the bubble and make a correctional trade then if need be.however that means you might only have one other correctional trade available to you at that time.
    I'd keep Swallow and either drop down from Steele to a rookie or Greene to Roughie to find the cash

      The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 17:59

      i think greene at peak of his powers lol but can be a rollercoaster but he was amazing last year

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:23

    Agree with all that's been said – wait and see. Mountford is not appealing at all for mine

    The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 17:38

    oh thanks you bloody studs for your reassuring words. I keep alternating between anxiety and calm, just as im cool with what im doing i keep reading and then start trying to out think myself with it. Ottens and Stewart was why i didnt take March, Macreadie can be my loop in backline till better option.

    I suppose i was looking for plugging potential holes when the talk was Lever & Cheney ahead of him? bit of panic room down back but if addicts giving me the mail the pressure guage is going back to normal.

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 13:26

Is it worth getting NANK after rd1

    Derek · 24/03/2017 at 13:34

    Have a look who he is up against next 8 weeks

    Jess_Coach · 24/03/2017 at 13:35

    I wouldnt bont. Depends on your ruck and fwd structures too. Nank wasnt up against the best ruckman, and doubt he'll kick a goal or two every week. Im very happy with selecting him but dont expect him to tonne up every week.

Andos · 24/03/2017 at 13:27

Anyone know much about Ben Long's chances for Round 3 selection? Can't find anything online atm but remember reading somewhere that he's out for first 2 weeks and expected to be straight into side for Round 3….?

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 13:30

Rate my team personally i think its my best yet doing supercoach all of my years

DEF: Docerty, Shaw, Laird, MARCH, Hampton, Smith (Stewart, Otten)

MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Mitchell, Beams, P-Pepper ,Barret ,(Parfitt, PICKETT, Hibberd)

Ruck: Grundy, Sandi (Strnadica)

FWD: Dahl, McCrae, Lynch, Roughie, Taranto, Butler (Huston, Eddy)


    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 13:34

    Pretty standard team, safe bet. Can i encourage a POD somewhere?

      Rocksta · 24/03/2017 at 23:51

      Maybe put The Bont in seeing as though you've taken his Monica. Thoughts?

NickMacMan · 24/03/2017 at 13:32


    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 13:39

    If you can afford him, he's a lock for the season.

    Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 13:40

    Go with whatever you have now. No use changing your structure so late. I would try and get Gawn but don't make any drastic changes to your line up

TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2017 at 13:36

Captain my Captain

Who we thinking folks?
As Natrick Dangerfyfe play each other then we can only pick one as Captain -I'm going with Danger.
Lets hope they put on a show like last time they went head to head. Check out the stats below – phenomenal game! epic

VC – reckon I will roll with Titch against the bombers Sat night.

Who are others going as VC? As I assume just about everyone will be going either Danger or Fyfe as C?

    The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 13:56

    Hanners in to Danger

    Rosie Jinks · 24/03/2017 at 14:01

    Buddy. Sydney will be strong again this year and Buddy is the man they look to, to kick their most goals. He has had a strong preseason and maybe, just maybe, Plugger will make him even a better player.
    I also considered Hannebery and Treloar. I don't have Goldy, however I think he will monster WC poor ruck division.

    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 14:09

    Parker VC at home against port for me Trig.
    Hoping I don't have to make the Danger/Fyfe choice but probably Fyfe (sacrilegious being a cats man and naming my team after Dangers plums last year).

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:09

    Treloar into Danger for mine. Tempted to go either Gawn or NRoo but will stick with Treloar

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:12

      I am going the same as Patch

    neil Demons Delight · 24/03/2017 at 15:37

    gawn to danger less risk

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 19:26

    I have gone Treloar as Vc as l have pruess in the ruck & Camoron fwd as loophole.

sharmanism · 24/03/2017 at 13:43

I'm starting to doubt Tarranto's JS – he's currently my F4 behind NRoo, Dahl and the mighty mighty Shaun Higgins.

I'm considering downgrading Gawn to Stef (Sandi R2) and ditching Tarranto for Steele.

Thoughts community?

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 13:49

    Whats making you doubt taranto? With coniglio injured they could do with another runner through the guts, even with their depth i can see taranto having an impact here.

    He set the world alight during JLT and absolutely earned his spot. (81% GT for 93points, 76% for 97, 79% for 76)

    A lock in my team.

      sharmanism · 24/03/2017 at 14:03

      Thanks, team not changing for now.

      Sambo · 24/03/2017 at 14:03

      Agree Dildor

      Derek · 24/03/2017 at 14:06

      Hopper is the one i worry about coming back soon

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:08

      Beautiful, Dildor. Couldn't have said it better myself

Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 13:46

An expensive rookie for someone that played 13 games in 2015 for only a 52 average. 5th year of football, will he even be in their best 22? Also only named as an emergency.

Played 90%, 84% and 87% game time during JLT for scores of 52, 47 & 57.

Really don't see him as a viable option.

Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 13:47

Florrent or Will Hoskin Elliot?

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 13:52

    I question the job security of both to be honest. Will WHE be in the team when elliot and De Goey returns or if mayne finds some form? I doubt it.

    McCarthy will become a big piece for fremantle and should have significantly more JS, perhaps a better option at the same price point, when he kicks a few bags trade him out and reap the cash.

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:01

      Yeah thanks dildor, I am just a bit worried about forking out 200k for a key forward who may just score a 30 this week. Both florent and WHE play a lot more down the ground

        dildor7 · 24/03/2017 at 14:03

        Thats true, i can see WHE having an absolutely huge ceiling too, and collingwood need a forward target

    Sunshine boy · 24/03/2017 at 14:06

    Florent. Longmire is a great coach and when one of his players earn a position, he usually gives them time!

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:07

    I'd go WHE, personally. Has very good job security for mine, and should average a consistent 70-75, but good points have been made about Florent as well

      Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:09

      it's a tough one! Leaning toward florrent purely because I want some cash in the bank. If he plays awful in the first couple I can always upgrade him.

        Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 14:15

        Just an fyi of scores during JLT. of course take with a grain of salt.

        Florent 74% gt for 46 (NORTH) , 62% gt for 57 (GWS), 59% gt for 58 (STK)
        WHE 73% for 83 (ESS), 68% for 64 (FRE), 77% for 80 (RICH)

          Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:20

          Hoskin Elliot definitely has the scoring upside, and probably more JS too. Can't bring myself to pick two 200+ k rookies in my forward line (taranto and him)

            Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 14:24

            I've just somehow convinced myself to put WHE into my team. I hate this game.

              Finnius123 · 24/03/2017 at 14:30

              To make you feel better – you just convinced me….. (I now only have 40k in the tank with 5 midpricers)

              Thomas · 25/03/2017 at 12:37

              You gotta be happy with that. 88 from a rookie is very good

hedski · 24/03/2017 at 14:11

Named as an emergency look elsewhere Fin.

Derek · 24/03/2017 at 14:14

i'm starting to weaken, Beams is screaming at me to put him in my team….is he a siren?

Hannerbry & taranto

or Beams and Roughie? (will give me 4 midpricers…..madness)

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 14:19

    Stay strong, Derek. No last minute changes!

      derek · 24/03/2017 at 17:26

      thanks Patch.

      must stay with robust and reliable…….. i must remember last year's pain..

    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 14:27

    I have Beams and Roughy Derek (Sandi/Nank only other mid pricers), not sure I'd give up Hannas for them tho.

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 14:28

    Beams is the lord.

    Come to the dark side.

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 17:52

    I have Beams & Higgins Derek

    Youngster · 24/03/2017 at 20:26

    I've been in the exact same boat all day – "how can I get Beams in" and the answer so far has been to downgrade an ultra premo (Hanners/Selwood).

    But everytime I look at my team after putting him in, it just doesn't feel right.

    Sorry Beams, can't find a spot for you even though I want to.

Stupid Coach · 24/03/2017 at 14:17

Great work as always. It is indeed a great time to be alive. Looking forward to trying the Collingwood salt as soon as it has been given approval from CSIRO, WADA and ASADA.

I currently have Butler on the pine with the E next to his name. To be able to use the loophole and benefit from his score, I would have to keep Strndica on the field. It is worth doing that or should I trade Strndica out for another rookie who is guaranteed to play this weekend and potentially get a much lower score.

Also, thoughts on Pendles vs JPK, Beams vs Watson (spewing I wasn't game enough to Mark Murphy) and O'Meara vs Swallow.

Thanks for your support community.


    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 14:29

    If you have Sterndic you have him for loophole purposes….

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 14:32

    Stringdick will play late sunday anyway, so if it does turn out you want to looophole him for a different score you can.

    JPK, Beams, Swallow.

Tommo · 24/03/2017 at 14:18

What does JS mean?? eg "I'm starting to doubt Tarranto's JS"

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 14:19

    Job Security

    LtDraught · 24/03/2017 at 14:21

    Job security mate, how likely they are to get named in the best 22 each week

    Terrence · 24/03/2017 at 15:06

    it means Jolly Sausage, as in "im worried about Tarrantos Jolly Sausage"

      seb · 24/03/2017 at 15:44


      Eskimo trebuchet · 24/03/2017 at 17:18


Jacob · 24/03/2017 at 14:30

I've taken the Bringing in Marchbank advice on board and the general consensus seems to be wait a week and make the correction if you have a bad performing/omitted rookie.
Now is it worth starting the season with $110k in the bank so I could make that correction (after Rnd2) in just the one trade?
To simplify it, I would trade out Lloyd for Roughead (via a bit of DPP magic) to make this coin.
P.S Lloyd has a bad bye week, Roughies is good.

    SCaddict · 24/03/2017 at 15:54

    Think that's a sensible idea Jacob. If Marchbank scores well again next week and another one of your rookies is spudding it up then it could justify a corrective before the prices change in Rd3. Otherwise I'm sure you'll find a good use for that extra $100K in the coming weeks.

    I'm a huge fan of the Lloyd selection and have him in my DT side but I also think Roughie is in for a great year so you may not be losing much if anything in that swap.

      Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:23

      Addict, you are on point once again. Love having you in the comments, mate!

Rambos_Radish · 24/03/2017 at 14:36

Florent or Simpkin?

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 14:41

Who goes on the feild out of

Otten or Stewart or Smith

Hibberd or Barret or Pafeit

    redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:28

    Smith I think.. He'll play first. Otten & Stewart could still be left out. So it Smith is picked I'd be going with him

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 14:42

JPK or Hannerbary

    redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:29

    It's a big chance to be wet in Sydney. Either are ok but if you want a POD Hanners

The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 14:43

Rate my team personally i think its my best yet doing supercoach all of my years

DEF: Docerty, Shaw, Laird, MARCH, Hampton, Smith (Stewart, Otten)

MID: Danger, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe, Mitchell, Beams, P-Pepper ,Barret ,(Parfitt, PICKETT, Hibberd)

Ruck: Grundy, Sandi (Strnadica)

FWD: Dahl, McCrae, Lynch, Roughie, Taranto, Butler (Huston, Eddy)


    The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 15:06

    No ruck back up for Sandi is brave Bont.
    Fine if it comes off but really dull if it doesn't.
    Team looks good other than that.

      The BONT · 24/03/2017 at 15:12

      Do i need to get NANK

        redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:25

        Stay strong Bont it's ball's to the wall time 🙂 I've gone in without cover for Sandi. If he goes down then you'll be trading him out as it will be long term

Choice · 24/03/2017 at 14:43

What was Roughead's JLT scores vs TOG?

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 15:00

    83% 63 (GEE)
    85% 95 (NOR)
    90% 76 (PORT)

      Choice · 24/03/2017 at 15:21

      thanks! Gee seeing that, I question whether I should put in Steele instead especially being on the ball.

Tony · 24/03/2017 at 14:55

Hey Patch. Jelwood or the Bont and also Josh Kelly or Matt Crouch

    Dildor · 24/03/2017 at 15:10

    I would take Jelwood.

    I've tossed this one up for a while, ended up with them both in the squad.

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 15:23


Ben · 24/03/2017 at 14:58

Any spare spots in competitive leagues?

    Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 17:42


The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 15:03

One more rookie spot to fill in either the mids or fwds and 200k to spend.
Already got Taranto, SPP, Parfitt, Barrett, Berry (loophole), Simpkin, Pickett, Eddy and Butler.
I'm leaning toward Bowes but….
Who would you pick?

    hedski · 24/03/2017 at 15:31

    Hibberd mid bench?
    Sry prob got him def for Berry swap?

      The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 16:49

      Yeah got Hibberd in DEF already.
      The cupboard is bare Hedski…
      Might have to just run with Bowes who at least has pretty good JS and the DPP.

    Pjay · 24/03/2017 at 15:41

    I've got Cam McCarthy. But he's $3,600 over your budget.

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:17

    Wouldn't go Bowes – can you swing Hibberd into the middle and pick Smith up?

      The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 17:50

      Nope. Got Smith on the pine.

        The Ranger · 24/03/2017 at 17:56

        I could swing Parfitt forward, put Hibberd in the mids and get McGrath?
        I'm not liking any of these options to be honest…

SCB · 24/03/2017 at 15:15

Do most have a non-playing rookie for the captain loophole?
And would anyone pick Steele over Roughead?
Thanks, Bec

    redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:21

    I do in the ruck bench the guy from freo for $102k

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 15:22

    Yeah most have Strndica at R3

    WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 15:59

    well yeah, I've gone Steele over Roughead, I think the coach loves him, he's played in the midfield through the whole JLT even when Steven & Armitage have been there, and I think he goes for tackles like his life depends on it…I love Roughy but not convinced the year won't wear him down…a lot to come back from…not saying he can't do it but I feel it will take it's toll…hopes he proves me wrong tho' because I'd love to eat my words and have to trade him in…a trade I'd be happy to make

    SCaddict · 24/03/2017 at 16:03

    I have both Bec but I would probably play it safe with Roughie if you could only select one. The Man of Steele was mighty impressive during the JLT but Roughie has been a proven premium producer for quite some time and looks set for another great season despite returning from a year out of the game.

    Jmiester · 24/03/2017 at 17:03

    We finally have a playing rookie ruck – take Preuss now and (hopefully) make some money. You will get plenty of loophole options from your rookies soon enough (if you have Pickett, you will have one next week!)

redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:20

Hey has anyone heard anything on Adam Treloar might had a slight calf problem?

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 15:23

    One of my mates messaged Darcy Moore about it, who said it was "total bullshit". He'll be right

      redgumwon · 24/03/2017 at 15:29

      Thanks Patch he's a lock them for tonight

      Steeeve · 24/03/2017 at 15:55

      Is this true haha?

DGee · 24/03/2017 at 15:54

Trying to decide between Josh Kelly and Dayne Beams…

    Jmiester · 24/03/2017 at 16:58


    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:14

    Beams every day of the week and twice on Sundays!

    redherringfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:31

    beams, he will kill it.

Cliffy · 24/03/2017 at 15:57

Need some advice community on two things:

1. Roughie or one of the likes of Higgins, Franklin, Greene, … (I.e. Premo forward as I only have 2 in Dahl and Macrae at the moment, Nank is F3 and Roughie is F4), and

2. Grundy or Gawn at R1? Have backed Grundy in all preseason as a chance for breakout year with the watching I did on him, but with Spencer not likely going to play against the Saints and hence Gawn being solo Rick got me thinking again…

    Cliffy · 24/03/2017 at 15:58


    Hawks · 24/03/2017 at 16:06

    Gawn….back him in.

    Franklin up forward, was a model of consistency last season.

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:21

    1. Roughie, although I also really like Higgins

    2. Gawn

CoachDamo · 24/03/2017 at 16:01

Still tossing up a few combinations:

Gawn, Hannebery and FWD rookie


Gawn, Swallow and Steele


Martin, Hannebery and Steele

Any thoughts?

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:21

    First option for mine, Damo!

Imgonnalose · 24/03/2017 at 16:05

Hey guys can I get score Vs tog for WHE, Taranto, turner and schoenmakers?

Tony · 24/03/2017 at 16:06

Josh Kelly or Matt Crouch guys

    Jmiester · 24/03/2017 at 16:57

    Neither. Price too high to make significant money, won't be top 10 mids

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:15

    If you have to go one of them, Matt Crouch

Joe · 24/03/2017 at 16:34

Who is a 117k Mid who can go otno my bench? already have parfitt.

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:18

    For 117k there are none… can you move another DPP in and slide one forward or back?

      Joe · 24/03/2017 at 17:50

      could of chucked pickett in the mid and got houston but to late now

clubber lang · 24/03/2017 at 16:37

finally finished with my structure! would like some feedback possibly on my backline?

DEF: Docherty, Williams, Marchbank, Hampton, Hibberd, Stewart, (Otten, Smith)

MID: Dangerfield, Kennedy, Merrett, Bontempelli, Fyfe, Beams, O'Meara, Powell-Pepper, (Bowes, Barrett, Pickett)

RUC: Grundy, Sandilands, (Strnadica)

FWD: Riewoldt, Kennedy, Dahlhaus, Roughead, Nankervis, Houston, (Butler, Eddy)

few PODs in there and i've gone real heavy in the mids and fwd line

    gator59 · 24/03/2017 at 16:52

    Wouldn't have Bowes sitting on the bench.. down grade him to Parfitt and get rid of Houston and put Taranto in

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:17

    Ooo boy, I'm hoping that's Zac Williams and not Marley as I first thought! Would probably want a rolled gold premo at D2 if Marchbank is D3, but otherwise looks good. Sneaky Zerrett in there never goes astray in my book

Jbone · 24/03/2017 at 16:40

Bont, C. Ward or T. Mitch one must go? Who?

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:18

    Flick Bont. Interrupted preseason

gator59 · 24/03/2017 at 16:49

Myers or Berry loopholing.. Berry having DPP And when do you think they will play

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:17

    Myers will play, Berry might not

Conor · 24/03/2017 at 16:53

Anyone still looking to fill up there 10 league slots. spots left in these leagues.

League Code

League Code

muzz · 24/03/2017 at 16:57

F3 Lynch F4 Taranto F5 Eddy, F6 Hannan or Roughy Steele Taranto Eddy Please Help have Dahl and Bud F1&2

    Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:15

    This might be the only year where the answer is to select more midpricers: Rough/Steele combo for mine

      muzz · 24/03/2017 at 17:27

      thanks Patch

Patch · 24/03/2017 at 17:12

SUNDAY TEAMS NAMED: Andy Otten is IN, Jackson Thurlow is NOT. Anyone with Dom Sheed will be disappointed to hear he's been left out. Myles Poholke and, as expected, Ed Vickers-Willis are not playing!

    Jager Bombs · 24/03/2017 at 18:08

    Cheney still struggling with Injury i read on one of the sights also, this should definately help otten's short term JS.

    If you were to choose Otten or Smith who would you go?

      WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 18:28

      As a Crows fan I can confirm (on good authority supposedly) I've also heard Cheney has strained/hurt his hammy again yesterday at training, so yeah, Otten's JS looking better. although I've got them both so I can leave Hibberd in the mids (swing with Adams)

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2017 at 18:12

    Menegola didn't make the cut – huge thought he would be a shoe in for best 22

Johno · 24/03/2017 at 17:17

Guys should I go Stewart or Hibberd instead of Z.Guthrie?

    Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 19:01

    I like hibberds dpp

    wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:49


Luke · 24/03/2017 at 17:25


Gawn (R1) and Roughy (F3),

Goldy (R1) and Roughy (F3),


Grundy (R1) and Buddy? (F3)

    JAL · 24/03/2017 at 17:34

    What about Grundy and Roughy?

    Davo · 24/03/2017 at 18:03

    gawn and Roughy

    Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 18:05

    I've gone gawn and rough

Luke · 24/03/2017 at 17:36

Oh yeah forgot about that combo too! Valid point there mate.

    JAL · 24/03/2017 at 18:20

    I'd go grundy and roughy grundy because he guaranteed number one ruck and roughy because of the price

dazloki · 24/03/2017 at 17:37

pick two of: treloar, tmitch, jordan lewis

please and thank you

    Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 17:39

    Treloar, Mitch

    WhatsaFtumch · 24/03/2017 at 18:31

    I second Youngy, Lewis not what he was (and to be honest not a true premo i.e.sustained premium scores over multiple years)… Treloar and TMitch can only get better IMHO

Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 17:38

Anyone still looking to fill up there 10 league slots. spots left in these leagues.

League Code

League Code

LtDraught · 24/03/2017 at 17:42

Riewoldt & Houston
Macrae & Simpkin

Any strong opinions out there in the community?

    Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 18:59

    Riewolt named on a wing.
    Lock him in.

    teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:01

    I'm not sold on Roo's value at that price, or Houston's JS… but less convinced by Simpkin's value at his price. Sorry to not be more helpful (without seeing the rest of your team), but I'd re-think both options!

    wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:49

    St Nick because his proven ceiling is monstrous

Pol · 24/03/2017 at 17:49


Tom McDonald/ Taranto
Adams/ Turner

    BlakeyP · 24/03/2017 at 18:42

    Adams due to TMac not being a top 8 DEF

      teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:07

      Agree. Adams definitely. Maybe a risk with injuries (given his track record) but if he stays fit, definitely a better option. Not sold on the value of Turner though. Great JS, but not sure on the value upside.

The Saltshaker · 24/03/2017 at 17:56

Petracca avg 72 and wont get the midtime of steele, mills same deal

TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 18:02

It's taken all my strength to resist big Max without sacrificing structure. It would take downgrading Adams or Shaw to Mills to bring him in for Grundy.

The other issue is JOM and Houston vs Swallow and Bowes. I think Bowes could be alright at half back

    Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 18:07

    What about swallow and houston and save the backline and get max.

      TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 18:20

      Not enough dollars. Unless I drop Shaw to a cheaper DEF or Macrae to Steele, meaning I have Rough Steele and Nank up forward

        BlakeyP · 24/03/2017 at 18:41

        What about you dont pick either swallow or JOM and take a rookie. Does that give you the money for Gawn?

          TheGreatBozza · 24/03/2017 at 18:55

          it would.
          Bowes/Florent & Gawn
          JOM & Grundy

            Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 19:03

            Sorry mate, hadn't done the maths.
            Guns and rookies for me.

Darcy · 24/03/2017 at 18:08

Will ben long play round 3? Down one foward rookie and if he will play around then clould be a worthy selection.

Andy · 24/03/2017 at 18:11

I got cold feet and traded the Bont for Sloane. Am I mad? I know Sloane hasn't played any JLT games but he's a contested beast and scores very well in Adelaide.


    scott · 24/03/2017 at 18:23

    Do you think sloane will be a top 8 midfielder?

Jager Bombs · 24/03/2017 at 18:12

Is Simpkin worth the $161k spend or does a Houston or Hannan offer better value?

I'm thinking JS is what you are paying more for do people agree?

    Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 18:35

    Ive gone for Houston concerned about simp and its a bit of coin

      BlakeyP · 24/03/2017 at 18:38

      Houston JS is very slim

        teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:03

        Agree. General consensus seems to be that Houston JS is poor. Of those three options, it's still a risk… but I'd roll the dice with Hannan. Even if it's a slow burn, it's better than spending $161k on a rookie that may not have the JS or the output that you are hoping for.

scott · 24/03/2017 at 18:19

whats peoples thoughts on pendles? did have some achilles soreness.

    daniel · 25/03/2017 at 15:06

    I'll take the 146 if it's on a sore achilles…

      scott · 25/03/2017 at 16:08

      lol i did

Plums for days · 24/03/2017 at 18:21

I Currently have Stewart, Otten AND EVW – With EVW getting the arse rnd1 should I move onto greener pastures (if so who?)

    Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 18:32

    J.Smith or Hampton

      Plums for days · 24/03/2017 at 18:36

      Cheers Youngy. I have Hampton on the park. Is it better to go with Smith or should I keep EVW for now do you think?

        JonathonBrown · 24/03/2017 at 18:43

        Just getting the playing rookie in i reckon mate

Ange · 24/03/2017 at 18:22

I had Marchbank as an EMG, wouldn't mind taking the 97, best non playing DEF rookie I can bring in?

    Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 18:30

    I just think you have to accept the loss and pick players who are playing. I am in the same situation with Butler

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2017 at 18:31


      TRIGGER HAPPY · 24/03/2017 at 18:32

      Or Guthrie

    JonathonBrown · 24/03/2017 at 18:40

    Just cop it on the chin, you need as many cash cows as you can get

    wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:54

    any def/fwd rookie. If you're going to sacrifice $ generation for a few points you may as well get some flexability out of it. Don't start with anymore than 1 non-player though

Youngy · 24/03/2017 at 18:27

Decided to put pickett on field instead of Butler so I am rethinking who to put onfield.

Stewart, otton or Smith onfield for m6

Florent, Barret, Mountford or Powell Pepper for m8

Houston or eddy for f6

Also am I crazy for considering Gazza over JPK and Goldy over Gawn
Please someone help I'm panicking.

    JonathonBrown · 24/03/2017 at 18:38

    Gawn lock now that spencer isnt playing, if you can get him in, get him in

teekay · 24/03/2017 at 18:59

Who has better job security and value making potential – Otten or J.Smith?? Or is it a toss of the coin?

All my decisions are made except for this one. Any advice or two-cents appreciated…

    BlakeyP · 24/03/2017 at 19:19

    Bout the same. But Cheney just re-injured his Hamy so that is good for Otten

    seb · 24/03/2017 at 19:21

    I have a better feeling about smith

    teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:22

    Gawd. I really think it is a toss of the coin.

    neil Demons Delight · 24/03/2017 at 19:28

    otten position is shaky with a few coming back but with garland out smith looks better but real coin toss

      Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 19:34

      I went with Smith. Left Ottens out

        wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:40

        I just traded smith out for Otten and put him at D6. Smith scoring doesn't look like much more than 60-70pts Otten probably 70-80. Both are shaky in terms of JS but Otten has proved that he can play a 80 ave game at this level

      teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:45


      I just took out Otten and put in Smith at the last minute. Almost guarantees I should have gone the other way!!

      I just texted a crow fan who reckons Otten's on borrowed time…. also worried that his JLT scoring was probably related to him having an on-field role during JLT that he probably won't get in the real thing.

      Fingers crossed.

Jay · 24/03/2017 at 19:03

Declan Mountford named for North. $123,900 mid

John · 24/03/2017 at 19:13

Would you rather:

JPK and another midfielder 240k or less( already have Barret, SPP, Mountford and Parfitt) to play M7.


JPK and play Barret as M8 with SPP at 7 and get a rookie on my bench


Tom mitchell and swallow?

Please help me out community.

    Dave · 24/03/2017 at 19:16

    Horlin Smith. Get him in. 234k. seirously

Shelley · 24/03/2017 at 19:14

Help a sister out boys :)))
Ryan Shoemakers, Hoskin-Elliot, Troy Menzel, Sam Weideman, Kayne Turner? Best job security? Thanking yous xx

    BlakeyP · 24/03/2017 at 19:17


      teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:20


        Shelley · 24/03/2017 at 19:21

        Got mcccarthy.
        So WHE you reckon?

          teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:53

          Might be a bit late now, but if I were you I wouldn't have too many rookies around the 200k mark. It's too hard to make enough cash for other things. Better off rolling the dice with a few 100-130k players

Booma · 24/03/2017 at 19:16

Anyone with any insight on Joyce from St Kilda.? $102k Defender named round 1.

    LtDraught · 24/03/2017 at 19:18

    I dont know why theres a green bar next to his name on SC, AFL website doesnt have him in the best 22 or even the emergencies for that matter

    teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:19

    I think it's a mistake on the SuperCoach site. Joyce from StKilda isn't playing R1. See AFL website team lists.

    Booma · 24/03/2017 at 19:25

    No it appears the SC app has lied to us. Can't see him listed for a game.

      Crowmagnon · 24/03/2017 at 19:29

      Tell everyone in your leagues to get on him!

seb · 24/03/2017 at 19:23

Hannan or Houston??

    teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:25

    Hannan. Houston reportedly has very weak JS… Hannan is 22yo also if that makes a difference.

Defying · 24/03/2017 at 19:29

Looking for some last minute advice on my team, as I have not asked for any thoughts on my team yet

shaw, rance, laird, marchbank, hampton, otten (hibberd, sstewart)

danger, jpk, treloar, fyfe, tmitch, beams, swallow, spp (barett, picket, parfitt)

sandilands, witts (strnadica)

dahl, macrae, higgins, nank, taranto, mcarth (housten, eddy)

Also got 220k in the bank for trades in the next few weeks

thanks for your help

    teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:37

    Looks like a great team. I'm actually amazed you can have all that and still find yourself with 220k in the bank. Well done. My only two cents is that I've read in many places over the past 48hrs that Houston's JS is very poor. Remains to be seen though. Maybe worth considering Hannan instead. Otherwise, looks like you're well set (and ballsy to go with Higgins…! He could be awesome, but I have many scars from him in the past so I'm never going there again.)

      Defying · 24/03/2017 at 19:44

      Yeh sadly I missed the butler train, he would be in their if my internet didn't go out before lockout

        teekay · 24/03/2017 at 19:49

        Well, if Butler backs it up again next week you can then just do a corrective trade before his price changes. Each year I assume I'll end up needing to do one or two corrective trades (which is why I try to keep a buffer of cash in the kitty at the outset like you).

      Defying · 24/03/2017 at 19:51

      Made a last second chance from heater to adams, hopefully I don't regret it

wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 19:34

Who to have on field out of Otten, Stewart and Hibberd?
I'm currently running with Otten due to his JLT ppm (thanks Barron) Will he have the same role in the real stuff that he had in JLT?

    Keithy · 24/03/2017 at 21:53

    Otten may be the safest? I'm in the same spot, chances are Otten gets 50-60, who knows what the other two get?

Red · 24/03/2017 at 19:36

If not. Who in fwd

wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 22:31

Bam! It doesn't take long for a SC teams prospects to change. Swapping Pendle for Treloar was just stupid

Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 22:35

In DT Treloar 130 sidebottom 130 Adams 150 all under 100 in SC Bont 89 DT only 8 kicks but 115 in SC!!! Ha!!!

    Dot · 25/03/2017 at 09:40

    At least one different scoring system factor – clanger. DT not penalised.

      wombatsfc · 25/03/2017 at 11:36

      Do Clangers influence DE%?
      Sidey had better DE% than bont in addition to his 9 more kicks

    Derek · 25/03/2017 at 11:35

    Ah…… the SuperCoach season has started and it's the same old discussion…..

wombatsfc · 24/03/2017 at 23:00

How does Bont outscore sidebottom? Sidey had 9 more kicks, 4 more handballs, 1+marks, 1-tckl, same goals and Sideys DE was 1% better than Bonts. Yet Bont outscores him in supercoach.
NINE kicks and 4 HB more at 82% yet he scores less?

    Keithy · 24/03/2017 at 23:04

    it's taken me a while to work this out, Supercoach is Sh1te

    Shake n bake · 24/03/2017 at 23:06

    Its so wrong wombat l was on fan footy live and with his 1st goal witch spilled lose in the fwd line were he snapped it, hes score went up by 16pts.

      DavidSA · 25/03/2017 at 16:19

      Bont is the new mega star like all predictive programming SuperCoach is making it a reality.
      Expect the Bont to finish top 5 midfielder with 117-122 avg 🙂

Ben · 24/03/2017 at 23:18

44K left. Want some advice for weekend games now teams have been announced:
Do i downgrade H-Smith (234k) to Barrett? Get extra money
Keep Swallow and Taranto or upgrade one to Steele?
Other thoughts, I think Turner (171k) can also come down to Houston or keep?

DEF: Shaw, Laird, Adams, Marchbank, Hampton, Smith (Stewart, Otten)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Fyfe, Mitchell, Beams, Omeara, Swallow, P-Pepper (Horlin-Smith, Pickett, Hibberd)
RUCK: Gawn, Sandi (Strndeca)
FWD: Dahl, McCrae, Rough, Nankervis, Taranto, Eddy (Turner, Parfitt)

    Hawks · 24/03/2017 at 23:43

    Keep Swallow, will likely score better than Steele over the season.

    I'd be looking to upgrade Turner

      Ben · 24/03/2017 at 23:52

      With only 44K, i can't really do much with Turner, unless you have a greater idea in store

Tom · 24/03/2017 at 23:20

Ok so the difference between me starting Taranto at f5 or instead starting Steele at f5, is a downgrade of Preuss to Strnadica and a downgrade of Mountford to Maynard (102k mid/fwd).

Neither are likely to play at all this year meaning I'll have 2 players who arent generating any cash, but also a captain loophole and maynard helping me to loophole and get the best mid rookie score.

Is it worth doing this to get Steele instead of Taranto or do I stick with the rookies?

Would appreciate the help

    Hawks · 24/03/2017 at 23:41

    Pick the best player.

    You will soon have unplanned captains loopholes (rookies not selected for 2nd or 3rd games and players out with suspension/injury).

    Far too many teams are planning a loophole player, I want all 30 players playing, scoring and generating cash, but I'm sure I will have loophole options in coming weeks.

      Tom · 24/03/2017 at 23:53

      But the potential attached to steele is almost too good to pass up just for a rookie who may nor may not play 3 games?

Tom · 25/03/2017 at 00:07

Mountford V Parfitt

Joel Smith V Hibberd

Hannan V Houston

what are we doing community?

Daniel · 25/03/2017 at 01:51

S. Martin and Taranto


Gawn and Hannan?

    redgumwon · 25/03/2017 at 11:51

    Gawn & Hannan

Stupid Coach · 25/03/2017 at 06:09

Feeling a little sick this morning after hitting the panic button yesterday and swapping Pendles for Trealor to make some cash.

Now, can't decide between keeping JOM and missing out on Taranto or going with Swallow (instead of JOM) which allows me to fit Taranto in but leaves me with only 23k.

Any advice much appreciated.

    The BONT · 25/03/2017 at 07:12

    Stay strong Stupid Coach it's only the first round the scores of Treloar will rise. I did the same thing but I did Docerty for Adams and Titch and Bont. Im spewing but Adams has never played a full season of ALF so it's not worth the risk. Bont had a limited preseason.

      Stupid Coach · 25/03/2017 at 13:21

      Thanks BONT, appreciate the support and sorry to hear that a similar thing happened to you. I want to keep JOM but don't have enough cash to get him and Taranto who everyone seems to think he is a lock.

        daniel · 25/03/2017 at 14:30

        I think Taranto seems a lock because we know he has relatively good job security and can play, so he should score alright. Don't forget though, the cash generation for these higher-priced rookies will be comparatively slower, so it's not like he is a 'must-have' player.

        If you go with JOM, who do you have in place of where Taranto would be?

          Stupid Coach · 25/03/2017 at 14:55

          Thanks Daniel. I have SPP at M7 and Hibberd at M7 and Hannan at F7.

            Stupid Coach · 25/03/2017 at 14:55

            Sorry Hibberd is at M8.

Sarah · 25/03/2017 at 09:21

Need some help community!

Do I start Smith, Stewart or Hibberd
Parffitt, Houston or eddy

Going with Stewart and parfait ATM

    Norm · 25/03/2017 at 09:41

    Smith and eddy for mine, Stewart and parfait next in line, hibberd and Houston bench only

    wombatsfc · 25/03/2017 at 11:33

    Eddy might struggle will be heavy rain in Sydney and KPF's traditionally don't do so well in the wet I'd try parfitt. Down back I have no idea try a dart.

      Kim · 25/03/2017 at 13:24

      Pretty sure eddy kicked 5 goals in jlt 3 when it was very wet. Don't think he will do it 2 games in a row though. I have already loopholed butler in forward line by using de Luca from free mid/fwd swinger. I would go parfait in fwd line and smith in def

        Jmiester · 25/03/2017 at 16:29

        Don't put in a non-playing fwd/mid just to get Butlers score! You miss out on the cash generation of a playing rookie for maybe 40 points for 1 week.

    redgumwon · 25/03/2017 at 11:54

    Switch Houston to Hannan and start him forward as he has better JS. Only really Vabderberg to come back from injury in 4 to 6 weeks in the Melbourne forward line. Pittard could be two to four weeks and then Houston will be out.

    Go with Stewart in defence

Adam · 25/03/2017 at 09:31

Current team:
Def: K Simpson, H Shaw, R Laird, S Burgoyne, C Hampton, A Otten, (M Hibberd, T Stewart)
Mids: P Dangerfield, S Pendlebury, J Kennedy, J Selwood, N Fyfe, J O'Meara, D Swallow, S Powell-Pepper, (O Florent, J Barrett, J Pickett)
Rucks: T Goldstein, A Sandilands (L Strandica)
Fwds: N Riewoldt, J Roughead, W Hoskin-Elliot, C McCarthy, T Taranto, K Turner, (D Butler, B Eddy)

Should I keep Shaw and O'Meara or trade them out for M Priddis and Z Jones.

    Jake.B · 25/03/2017 at 13:47


Belly · 25/03/2017 at 11:38

Any thoughts on playing Petracca in fwd line this year?

    Kim · 25/03/2017 at 13:25

    Too risky for mine will have a few big games perhaps but if doesn't get mid time will be a trap, doubt he will av more than 80-85

Thomas · 25/03/2017 at 12:40

Which 2 onfield out of Otten, Hibberd, Stewart and Joel Smith?

    Kim · 25/03/2017 at 13:26

    Often and smith, then Stewart, then hibberd

Ker · 25/03/2017 at 14:01

Any leagues still will spots thnx

daniel · 25/03/2017 at 14:13

Last minute little decisions. Or at least they seem that way, until they cut you to shreds over the season…

What are everyone's thoughts on the following:

B. Preuss or D. Cameron (this is for R3)?

Could Witts be a good option for cash generation in the ruck or am I going crazy? He averaged 72 in 2014 and 2015 – is that realistic considering he's likely to be #1 ruck at GCS?

Schoenmakers / Houston / Hannan / Eddy / Florent – pick two for forward bench (I am leaning towards at least one of the cheaper guys so that my SC bank account looks better than mine!).

    redgumwon · 25/03/2017 at 15:48

    Preuss is playing but Cameron offers DDP if you have ruck cover in the forward line?

    Witts steer clear of

    Hannan & Eddy

Baggy pants · 25/03/2017 at 16:02

Daints Melbourne MCartin out Lonnie in.

DavidSA · 25/03/2017 at 16:24

JJ made me happy last night think he is fast becoming one of the he best sweeping backs in footy these days

dazloki · 25/03/2017 at 18:45

david swallow is out (rolled ankle) – schoenfeld in…

Aneeza · 10/05/2017 at 21:29

I recently started following footy, i must say it is a good sports.

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