SuperCoach RD1: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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The Supercoach heroes, the villains and the DAMNED of 2018

Footy’s back and isn’t it bloody magnificent, Community.

Plenty of talking points came out of this season’s opening round and there were some big upsets to boot.

The Power shocked the Swans at the SCG, Essendon did the business against the now-mortal Hawks, while Adelaide’s huge win over GWS raised a few eyebrows and proved the Giants are certainly not invincible.

Many SuperCoaches faced a battle to avoid some mediocre on-field scores from some of the popular rookie selections, with those who managed to dodge these bullets registering respectable totals.

Judging from the results I’ve seen, it looks like the 2200-2300 mark was around par.

Personally, I finished with 2338, which wasn’t bad considering I copped sub 60 scores from Hampton, Otten, Taranto and Stewart.

The Heroes

Those who picked gun West Coast full forward Josh Kennedy (174 SC) were handsomely rewarded when he smashed out a monster score on the back of 7 goals straight. Richmond’s Dustin Martin (159 SC) put on an absolute clinic on Thursday night, nailing 4 goals to go with his 33 touches which included one epic 75-metre torp. But keep in mind, he was only playing Carlton.

Dyson Heppell (152 SC) was enormous for the Bombers in their win over the Hawks with 34 possessions, including 16 contested, 3 goals and 7 tackles. He also went at a slick 82% efficiency. Partners in crime Zach Merrett (126 SC) and Brendon Goddard (123 SC) also enjoyed standout matches.

Adelaide’s Rory Laird (147 SC) could well finish this season as SuperCoach’s top defender if this display was anything to go by. He amassed 40 possessions at 85% efficiency in a brilliant performance. I find it staggering that more coaches have not started with the Rolls Royce Scott Pendlebury (146 SC). He was at his sublime best for Collingwood on Friday night, rewarding those who did pick him handsomely.

Tom Rockliff (137 SC) demonstrated playing alongside Dayne Beams will not hinder his output with an outstanding game for Brisbane, racking up a massive 37 touches, 23 of them contested. Patrick Dangerfield (138 SC) cemented his position as a perma-captaincy option, as if we didn’t know that already. Only had it 24 times, but 9 tackles and 3 goals helped boost his score.

Higgo’s left-field decision to go with Port bull Ollie Wines (125 SC) paid immediate dividends, while Swans Josh Kennedy (134 SC) and Buddy Franklin (125 SC) were their side’s two best players in their surprise loss. Marc Murphy (138 SC), Max Gawn (128 SC) and Jason Johannisen (126 SC) were others to enjoy impressive games.

 The Villains

Popular mid-price selections Jaeger O’Meara (71 SC) and Jarryd Roughead (73 SC) were both solid but somewhat underwhelming. Their owners will be hoping they improve as the season goes on after coming back from extended stints out of the game.

Port’s Robbie Gray (38 SC) copped a knee to the head early in the match which hindered his output, finishing with just 8 touches. A decision by Sydney’s Dan Hannebery (52 SC) to get off the piss during the off season doesn’t seem to be working at the minute, as he had an absolute stinker and struggled to find the footy.

Those who took the plunge and went in with Tom Hickey (44 SC) in the ruck would have been bitterly disappointed as he was towelled up by Maxy Gawn. Alex Rance (59 SC) and Patrick Cripps (50 SC) were both very disappointing on Thursday night, but will get better as the season progresses.

The Prodigies

Caleb Marchbank (97 SC), Dan Butler (96 SC) and Mitch Hannan (96 SC) were the standout rookie performers and their owners should be starting them onfield next week based on these performances. Essendon defender Andrew McGrath (83 SC) has significant SuperCoach pedigree and showed he can shine on the big stage after an underwhelming JLT series, while those who went with Will Hoskin-Elliott (88 SC) in their forward lines over Tim Taranto would have been smiling smugly.

Gold Coast small forward Ben Ainsworth (79 SC) looked at home at AFL level, however fellow debutant Jack Bowes (64 SC) was a little quieter. Sam Powell-Pepper (78 SC) boosted his score with 2 goals, while Power team-mate Dan Houston (72 SC) is also shaping as a good pick. Sam Petrevski-Seton (59 SC) showed some good signs for the Blues and has a truckload of talent.

The Damned

While some rookies repaid the faith, plenty of others put up disappointing performances and are at risk of being omitted this week. Depending on selections, correction trades may need to be made before all our rooks hit the bubble in round 3.

Sydney’s Oliver Florent (44 SC) and GWS’ Tim Taranto (44 SC) struggled to get up to the pace of AFL footy and could be dropped next week after finishing with only 8 and 13 touches respectively. North rookies Mitch Hibbard (23 SC), Jy Simpkin (35 SC), Declan Mountford (43 SC) and Brayden Pruess (44 SC) all looked raw and overawed by the occasion against a rampant West Coast side.

Adelaide pair Andy Otten (45 SC) and Curtly Hampton (50 SC) were both under par but look to have done enough to hold their spots next week. Those who started popular Brisbane selection Jake Barrett (46 SC) on field would have been disappointed, after he gathered just 11 possessions at 54% efficiency. Despite Port’s big win, Brett Eddy (30 SC) failed to hit the scoreboard while Carlton’s Jarrod Pickett (29 SC) is also be facing the axe after failing to get near it on Thursday night.

Premo forward Nick Riewoldt (105 SC) performed as expected, but the bad news for his owners is he has a knee injury which will put him out for around 4 weeks, meaning he will need to be traded out immediately. Ironically, Riewoldt also fell on Melbourne debutant Joel Smith (23 SC), who dislocated his shoulder. He will need to be traded out also.

What are your thoughts about Supercoach Round 1?

Twitter: @CarlPfeiffer9


Dnoyes · 27/03/2017 at 10:35

Swallow was my main villain. How dare he get himself injured without me realising.

    Box · 27/03/2017 at 11:05

    Anyone know how bad the ankle is?

      Lazza · 27/03/2017 at 20:27

      If he doesn't play this week he will definitely play R3… it was only a rolled ankle at trainng

    Top Hawks a Knob · 27/03/2017 at 13:26

    True, but least we could quickly trade him out, unlike in that AFL fantasy garbage that locks you out

      MGPT · 27/03/2017 at 19:22

      I couldn't trade him out, I have a life.

        Mich · 27/03/2017 at 19:26

        You sure do buddy!

          Soothsayer · 27/03/2017 at 23:27

          I couldn't trade him out, I'm lazy, forgetful and slow-witted.

Skindog · 27/03/2017 at 10:57

Off to a great start, Gotta trade already, bye st Nick,,,,,now to pick a replacement, at least i can get anyone,,,,

    The Blacksheep · 27/03/2017 at 11:21

    St Kilda are reporting he will be out for only a week or 2. I am going to hold if thats the case.

Kev · 27/03/2017 at 11:05

Reports this morning suggest 1-2 weeks for Roo

    Skindog · 27/03/2017 at 11:15

    He'll still be sketchy i think, trade anyway before he drops coin,,,,,

      Jeffreyhead · 27/03/2017 at 14:23

      He wont drop until he's played 3

      Tim Smith · 27/03/2017 at 14:27

      how will he drop in coin?

      Rooster XXX · 27/03/2017 at 14:29

      Given he raised the bat for a 100 before getting injured he isn't likely to have a massive BE heading into his 3rd game. Fact is if you hold him means he is a keeper so his value is irrelevant.

    Jib_Jib · 27/03/2017 at 17:02

    I'm worried about the resulting drop in form once he comes back, I bought him in to smash out big scores pre-bye. Having big doubts about whether he'll do that now.

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:13

      Once playing again he will score just fine, he is a real war horse.

        Jib_Jib · 27/03/2017 at 18:40

        Something to dwell on

SCB · 27/03/2017 at 11:22

They are reporting now 1-2 weeks for NR.

Boof · 27/03/2017 at 11:23

What's the best strategic move with Joel Smith? Thinking I might try to hold him until the Round 3 bubble just to see if a likely candidate emerges (come on down Zach Guthrie!). Any other thoughts?

    WhatsaFtumch · 27/03/2017 at 11:57

    I'm thinking the same Boof, there just don't seem to be any standout rookie defenders (already have Marchbank), possibly considering downgrading Taranto to Hannan and upgrading Smith to McGrath the week after depending on scores this week

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 13:17

      Whatever you do collect 2 weeks of data & wait until teams are announced for round 3

        Josh · 27/03/2017 at 13:29

        Pieman, thoughts on ditching Hampton and McCarthy for Hannan and Zac Jones. Around top 500 after Rd 1. Hannan for cash generation and Jones for points

          INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 13:43

          I said this to someone on a previous thread. If your trading to get Zak Jones in you have to be confident he's a top 8 defender & keep him. You don't want to bring him in & then get rid of him again. I'm sure that would come back to bite. Personally I'm not convinced. Give Hampton another week. That was a manic game. I'd have no hesitation in going McCarthy to Hannan if Hannan can back up his round 1 performance. But! Don't do it till he's definitely lining up in round 3 & will about to make money

    Tim Smith · 27/03/2017 at 14:27

    If you haven't already get Hannan if not just wait

    Jib_Jib · 27/03/2017 at 17:04

    I used my DDP rookies to bring in Butler (already have Hannan)

James · 27/03/2017 at 11:27

WIth the lack of quality rookies this season is it unreasonable to consider swapping Roo for Hoskin-Elliot and pocketing $350k and saving it for a future upgrade? Scored 2350 this week so off to a decent start, but with having to burn two trades already on Roo and Smith going down its bittersweet.

    Dan · 27/03/2017 at 11:35

    Roo is a keeper so maybe cover him with ur bench cos saying he's only out for 1-2 weeks.

oldmate65 · 27/03/2017 at 11:34

Is it a good idea to trade Rance?
Also should I use a trade to get a better rookie?


    King · 27/03/2017 at 11:38

    I'd keep him. He will probably just outscore whoever you bring in for him next week.

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 13:06

    Hold your premium selections if they aren't injured like Riewoldt. Back them to bounce back.

    Holty · 27/03/2017 at 15:18

    I wont be surprised if he scores 150 this week

Lucas · 27/03/2017 at 11:36

Anyone know how long swallow will be out for?

    damo · 28/03/2017 at 11:09

    Nah he's working at the servo with damo

King · 27/03/2017 at 11:36

Anyone know if Hannabry is carrying injury or whether he just flopped. Watched the game and it may just be me,but he didn't seem 100 per cent. Don't want to waste trade if it was just a bad game,but if his not right….

    Rick Grimes · 27/03/2017 at 12:47

    I just don't think the game flowed his way. I fully expect he'll smash this weekend.

    FistingAction · 27/03/2017 at 13:05

    I was at the game and he looked I'll/exhausted as difany of the swans boys.

    I was thinking horse may have flogged them with a bit too much fitness in the last week, expect banners to bounce back

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 13:07

    That was a very uncharacteristic Hannebery performance, so I wouldn't read too much into it. He'll come good.

bentleigh · 27/03/2017 at 11:40

Swallow stuffed me up. He needs to get over his injury and then Riewoudlt gets injured. Hopefully its not 10 weeks but its predicted it will take the full amount but there isn't any structural damage.

    Lucas · 27/03/2017 at 22:14


INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 11:42

20's 30's & 40's all over the bench. That's not good. Hibbo Jnr looks like he'll struggle to make his BE!!!

    @t_woof · 27/03/2017 at 14:14

    It's disgusting isn't it INP.

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 14:20

      It is TWoof. But for most of them it was their first game of AFL footy & round 1 is intense. Hopefully they can do a bit better this week. But it's fair to say we are not looking at a batch of prolific scorers

        @t_woof · 27/03/2017 at 14:26

        That's a fair point re first game. Perhaps we have been spoilt in the past, and have high expectations.

Harvey · 27/03/2017 at 11:42

Should I trade J. Smith to Hannan or Houston (through DPP)?

    INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 12:01

    Hannan. But wait till he'son the bubble & named for round 3. You don't want to get burnt again. Use his as a loophole this week if possible

      jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 14:43

      Agree. If you have Otten, Stewart and Smith in defence, put Smith on field and see how Otten scores v Hawthorn. If Otten scores poorly, move Smith onto your DEF bench and bring Stewart onto the field.

        INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:30

        Bang on Jez

        Soothsayer · 27/03/2017 at 23:35

        This is the kind of gold plated wisdom I come here for Jez, def strategy bang on using the fixture. Nice work,

    Jason · 27/03/2017 at 13:13

    Im thinking of doing the same , maybe this week but most likely next week . Smith to Hannan , via DPP – Hibberd to DEF , Parfitt to Mid .

      Aydo · 27/03/2017 at 13:42

      Going the exact same way.

    Youngster · 27/03/2017 at 13:42

    I might have to go early on that trade as having Picket or Eddy on field does not seem wise. If either of them gets dropped this week, I'll have to make a trade or get a donut. Since Smith is 100% cooked, trading him either this week or next seems like a must.

      Harvey · 27/03/2017 at 14:30

      Same here, I don't want to play Pickett/Eddy on field so might fast forward the trade.

    Jib_Jib · 27/03/2017 at 18:45

    Ideally you should wait until they are on the bubble, but with a BE of -124 I'm comfortable pulling the trigger on a trade to Butler this week. Obviously that comes with risk that Butler could be injured or dropped before rd 3. Normally I'd wait till he was on the bubble but because rd2 is the last round to do proper corrective trades, I'm prepared to take the risk to ensure I have maximum flexibility available for rd 2 corrective trades next week (if they are required).

Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 12:09

Normally I'd never trade this week. And I certainly won't panic trade now.
HOWEVER, I might need to make more than two rookie corrections. And therefore I will consider making one or two this week. It's a risk, but some of my rookies are almost certainties to be dropped anyway. And I don't have Hannan.

When it comes to a Taranto v Hoskin-Elliot move, I'd recommend sticking with Taranto for now. Hibberd v Hannan? Not so much.

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 13:14

    You do have to be a little cautious with the Rd1 corrections. A kid who impressed in the opener can look like spud city the following week. And the kid who can't find it in his first game suddenly seems to remember how to play footy and bangs out an 80 in his next. Rookies by there very nature can be quite inconsistent, up one week then down the next and vice versa.

    Remember the Rd2 scoring is twice as important for price changes as Rd1 so waiting for two weeks of data and only making decisions then is usually preferable for form based corrections. Trust me I know how hard it is to stick to that advice ha ha.

      Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 13:18

      Exactly, these r1 scores will hardly affect anybody's price. It's the job security we need to worry about.

      I remember a couple of years back heaps of people traded out a young Patrick Cripps for Nathan Van Berlo to make a quick buck as the price was first set to change. By the end of the season Van Berlo hadn't moved (and was no certainty to hold his spot) whilst Cripps was pumping out 100 after 100.

        INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 13:50

        Or you could have done something even worse. I traded Touk Miller on the back of his 2 x 30's to Van berlo. 2 months later Miller was over 400K!!!! That was a lesson

          @t_woof · 27/03/2017 at 14:28

          Nightmares INP!

          I did the exact same thing. Healthy reminder!

            INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 14:56

            Seemed like a good idea at the time TWoof

          Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 19:08

          Yep Cripps maxed out at even higher. And many kept him for the SC finals because he was scoring so well and they needed to use the trades elsewhere.
          Could Taranto pull a similar trick???

      Seth · 27/03/2017 at 14:15

      so who should i keep
      Not too confident with Taranto and Barrett so should I really keep them?

        jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 14:44

        Keep them for one more week. Too early to be making correctional trades unless players are injured.

        SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 15:20

        Yeah I have those guys too Seth (other than WHE who played well of course) as do many coaches. At this stage I plan to give them all another week unless one or two get dropped`this Thursday in which case I may reconsider.

        So let's see how they go this weekend and then we can weed out the greatest spuds and bring in the best rookie performers after 2 rounds. Will be trying my darnest not to pull a rookie swap this week if I can help it.

          Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 16:47

          If say Hibberd gets dropped this week I'll consider an early corrective. Will allow me two trades before the price jump. So I could then go Taranto to WHE should Taranto struggle mightily and WHE play well again. Main factor being WHE seems to have better job security. Plus one up my sleeve in case of LTI, or a second correctional (Pickett to Hannan may be needed).

            BlakeyP · 27/03/2017 at 20:58

            WHE had better JS before R1 and still chose Taranto over him. You chose him for a reason at least give him 2 weeks

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:07

        Keep all of them.

        Taranto is a possibility to get rid of after this week.

        Was always a possible burn man with a high price and depth at GWS bad for his JS. In a few weeks he won't even be playing imo.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 12:13

Just about every rook was a villain – GnR – pick the wrong G like hannas and goodnight.
Where are the $ gonna come from to upgrade? 30's on the bench – yikes. Maybe just one game to adjust, get used the big stuff. But stuff me yesterday was a complete whitewash for the rooks.

I saw enough on Sat to realise I made a huge mistake and didn't start Gawn.
Pretty much 130 in 3 qtrs.
Gonna bring him in this week I reckon as if the Nank can score 110 against Kruz what is Gawn gonna do to them?
Oliver in the mids (a mid $380k or less) (SPP on bench) upgrade Ryder to Gawn. Turner at F6.
Bring SPP onto the ground at M8, swing Ryder fwd and upgrade fwd rookie to Gawn.

Think I Iike option 2?

In league news:
Trig's Happy Place inside top 50 leagues thanks to BVC who had both Butler and Hannan on the ground! Big plums my man.

    INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 12:44

    If the rookies keep scoring 30's Trig we will need to find other ways to make money! Fortune favours the brave. Every year I sacrifice an underperformer for someone about to skyrocket. And this year that move looks more important than ever. It's just a matter of who gets there head cut off. I don't have Gawn but he looks ominous. I may need to compromise with the gods on him

      Youngster · 27/03/2017 at 13:53

      This is really good advice Pieman. It's shaping up that I might have to cull an under performing premo and rookie to get two cash/point generators like Steele & Beams.

      Always a risk but sheesh, with no money in the bank and rookies looking like being dropped, I really need to consider the options.

        INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:12

        It's daring move youngster. And you need to make sure you get 2 extra premos before the pack do. The first time I did was 3 years ago. The man to go was Cotchin. The man in was his team mate Anthony Miles. He was on the bubble at about 250K but had scored 2 tonnes. I was able to replace Miles at 420K a few weeks later with a fallen Premo & the excess cash gave me 2 upgrades ahead of the pack. I picked Bartel & Griffin & both had underwhelming seasons. And Griffin is just underwhelming in general. If I had of got the picks right who know what would have happened

          Youngster · 27/03/2017 at 17:05

          Thanks for the insight Pieman, very clever if you can pull it off. I'm not that clever, so maybe I'll sit back and see if I really need to do something drastic like this.

    Lanky Jim · 27/03/2017 at 13:31

    Food for thought Trigger.
    I have played this declining SC game (Now 186K SCers playing), for 5 seasons & I still enjoy it although for a young father of 3 like me, I cannot spend time chasing the captain loophole aspect over the weekend which is why I enjoy DT more, anyway, I am not usually an early trader but two corrective trades I have made (Not sure if I will reverse trade) are Hanners and Grundy to Murphy and Gawn. Must have Gawn, and not enough for Heppell. Crazy. I will sleep on it.

    Shake n bake · 27/03/2017 at 13:35

    Going out Sat nite really hurt didnt know swallow was a late out so got pickett score as emg also started Smith on the field and he didnt make it to qtr time. Still managed to score just over 2200. Nearly started with Oliver as my only mid option in my mids but went Swallow to save coin. Alot of what ifs but would av made that change if l knew. Well alot to think about before rd 2 gets under way!

    John James · 27/03/2017 at 15:24

    Going against what most people seem to think,I like the first option,Oliver could end up a keeper at M8 by the end,at $382,500,even if he only gets 90 most weeks will still be good value, Ryder to Gawn is a no brainer

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:34

      Shhhh don't encourage anyone to do such bold moves that actually could pay off. It's not in the rule book!

Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 12:16

PS thanks the SC gods I traded Rance to Shaw and Cripps to Treloar before the first bounce. Didn't quite scrape 2200 even with those moves.

Ollie · 27/03/2017 at 12:50

I play for ranking and don't want to field a rookie for nick roo because who knows how long he'll be out for and if he'll be Hampered by it

Should I bring in like
Miller, Steele, hogan or wingard and hope I pick the right one because I think 2 of them will be keepers

Or just go someone like buddy, jjk or lynch

    INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 13:02

    If it's 1 or 2 I'd keep him Ollie. However there's no guarantee on it. If I was going to trade him from the blokes you've listed I'd go Jack Steele. It will give you a warchest & I think we all need one. On top of that Steele should escalate in price making that a very profitable trade

      Don't Blush Baby · 27/03/2017 at 13:11

      I have Steele ,looking at Yeo ,could be a breakout year ? He has beeb inconsistent before though ,Thoughts ?

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:11

        It's always Yeo's breakout year.

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 13:08

    Go for a premium selection rather than a speculative pick. Of the four you mentioned, Steele looks like he could finish as a top 8-10 forward, but we're only basing that on one good game. Go with a tried and tested premo.

    Abel · 27/03/2017 at 16:54


    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:25

    I'd only consider Miller or Steele of the first two, possibly Hogan as a left field POD (higher risk)

    Miller scored really well late last year, and those contested numbers are promising.

    Steele with his club and role change seems to be thriving, glad I got him at this point.

    Wouldn't go near Wingard.

    The others are tried and tested. I probably wouldn't look at Miller or Lynch till after the round 9 bye though.

    Matt · 28/03/2017 at 13:08

    Look if you really don't want to hold him which is fair enough there are no rookies that could ever match the big blondey Saint. Steele is solid but I'd back Wingard. He's a proven performer, rough pagch last year with injuries and an overall lack of zeal in Port Team. However port looking better than they have and Wingard will definitely be a large part of that. Also getting more midfield minutes can only do well for him. But I'm a Port fan so 🙂

Captain Risky · 27/03/2017 at 13:04

Geez looking like it's going to be hard to make a few dollars this year and save trades.

As good as Hannan and Butler were, I can't see them being consistent. A few appreciating mid pricers / stepping stones seems vital at this stage. Hopefully Steele, Nank and the like keep scoring well.
I'm hoping O'mera and Beams will be better for the run. Oliver looks tempting, if he has another good game he might find his way into my team, and SPP will be on the pine. Wouldn't mind finding a way to get Hampton on the bench either…
I'm just holding everything for another week and seeing what happens round 2. Gotta love it that the footy is back though.

    Youngster · 27/03/2017 at 13:50

    It's fair to say we're all scratching our heads as to where the coin is going to come from to "paint the fence"

    Kev · 27/03/2017 at 13:52

    Agree Ricky, Butler had very similar stats in JLT1 (75SC), then managed a 53 and 45. If he puts up an 80 against the Pies this week it'll be tough not to get him for cash gen, but I'm not falling over myself to bring him at this stage.

    Similar story with Pickett. 5 touches and 26 in JLT1. Managed 86 in JLT3

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 13:56

      Also look into who Butler played a young blues side with a lot of ball in the fwd line.
      If goes alright on Thursday look to bring him in Rd 3 if one of your other rooks had another quiet game.

Kev · 27/03/2017 at 13:35


INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 13:46

Oh boy Holty. Oh Boy. But Cripps & Rance will come good. There too good not to

    Holty · 27/03/2017 at 15:15

    True. They will come good but i may have underestimated Cripps limited preseason. He just looked a bit out of sorts which isnt surprisingly after his back issues.

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:29

      He missed 3 months with a back injury. You've got him now & will have to be patient

      Randomcliche2 · 27/03/2017 at 21:37

      Cut your losses now! It's an 80 point + trade correcrive mistake if you fix it now! There will be too much rookie carnage to del with after this week!

Lucas · 27/03/2017 at 14:15

Will david swallow play this week? Please??

    Youngy · 27/03/2017 at 16:52

    I think he will play

    Danners · 27/03/2017 at 20:50

    Just looking on the Gold Coast website found the article on him not playing and it mentioned "The West Australian did everything possible to prove his fitness ahead of QClash13, but the SUNS have opted against risking the 24-year-old with a long season ahead." Should play by the looks of it

      Soothsayer · 27/03/2017 at 23:49

      Thank you Danners!

Rivo · 27/03/2017 at 14:34

Picket and Swallow on field gave me an ok 2213. Picket straight to the pine, so now what to do with Swallow & J. Smith?

Option 1 – Hold and use Parfitt or Barrett as cover?
Option 2 – Swallow & Smith to McGrath & Ainsworth?

    Phat Man · 27/03/2017 at 14:46

    I'm pretty sure swallow is right to play this week so I would hold him until Thursday if he isn't selected

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 14:47

    Option 1

      Rivo · 27/03/2017 at 18:46

      Thanks Jez. Concerned over Taranto also, though think most rookies will be safe for another week at least. Digits crossed.

        jez_m · 28/03/2017 at 10:03

        No harm in waiting the extra week. They might not score great, but lots of people have the same rookies

Yoda · 27/03/2017 at 14:34

Did anyone else get burned by the premature lockout for the GC v Brisbane game? Tried to trade out Swallow about 20 minutes before 1st bounce, but he was already locked. Wasn't happy. I have no faith in the mobile site now.

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 14:49

    I wasn't affected by that thankfully, but SuperCoach and Champion Data had an absolute shocker this weekend. Totally unacceptable. What was more disappointing was that they didn't even let everyone know what was happening even when it was clear there were issues.

    Zee888 · 27/03/2017 at 14:53

    I was the same Yoda… but i just waited 10 minutes and got in fine with 10 minutes to spare. Made my trade and was happy.

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 15:28

    About 70,000 caches still have Swallow so I'm guessing many got caught out by that lockout balls up and just gave up before it was corrected. With live scoring also stuffed up the wazoo the SC game custodians really need to lift their game in Rd2. Otherwise droves of coaches may end up defecting next season to a DT comp instead. Just wasn't good enough by a long stretch.

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:42

      It was a shocking weekend for the HS & Champoin Data SCA. They could have taken to social media to blame Telstra. But they didn't even bother to do that

      Yoda · 27/03/2017 at 18:50

      I'm hoping that means they'll get 70,000 angry emails & actually fix the problem before round 2.

    Beastiano · 29/03/2017 at 13:36

    I couldnt rectify my swallow selection either on desktop or mobile app, was saying game players were locked 45 minutes before actual game start. I just accepted that thanks to Telstra, my season was over by the first saturday. Had smith, barrett on field also so weekend just went from bad to worse. Only scraped out a paultry 2079. No chance to make up lost rnd 1 points with this years crop. GnR seems to be a long way off this year.

Michael · 27/03/2017 at 14:46

I'm really keen on trading Pickett this week after a stinker of a game and I'm sure that he will be dropped. Who would the best trade be considering I have 120 k in the bank. I already have Butler Eddy and Cameron

    redgumwon · 27/03/2017 at 14:51

    I'd be waiting one more week and see on Pickett and the other rookies when they are on the bubble. Carlton are going to play the kids again this year. Who knows Pickett could come out and score well this week. The other advantage is atm Pickett is one of the few DDP rookies playing. He's useful just sitting another week on the bench if you have move players about?

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:53

      Completely agree with Redgum. The Blues traded a first round draft pick to GWS for the keys to Marchbank & Pickett. The Blues are not exactly flush with goal kicking options either. Pickett will get plenty of opportunity & bob up a reasonable score every now & then. Give him another week & reassess

        Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 16:48

        I had high hopes when I saw Pickett named on the wing. And then… ugh

Banana bunch · 27/03/2017 at 14:47

I believe placing O'Meara and Roughy in the villains category is a bit strong. I am an Essendon supporter too. O'Meara in particular will improve enormously as he did some very good things.

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:40


    RuckmansYEAR · 27/03/2017 at 18:38

    Have omeara also. Not trading him yet.. he is clearly a gun. Found it a bit and another level looks well within his capabilities. Plus who will take his spot in that midfield..noone.. keep

    jez_m · 28/03/2017 at 10:04

    Anyone trading O'Meara out after one game has rocks in their head.

Finnigin · 27/03/2017 at 14:49

Mcgra is a keeper , poise polish and just getting Walm , thoughts?

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:38

    Talking about a rookie being a keeper after one game lol.

    I didn't see the game but his stats look reasonable.

      finnigin · 27/03/2017 at 17:21

      number one draft pick for good reason , jump on and have yourself a keeper

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:37

        Depends what you qualify as a keeper I suppose. I am considering doing a corrective trade for him next week though.

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:37

        If he gets a 40 next week will he still be considered a keeper though?

Tommo · 27/03/2017 at 14:50

Hey lads, I'm doing a draft atm and I'm not sure whether I should field Heppell or Treloar. I feel like Heppell could go massive again against Brisbane but then again Treloar is playing richmond…. PLS HELP

Tony · 27/03/2017 at 14:56

After a couple uncomfortable nights of tossing and turning on him, I think keeping Rance in the side, who plays a much better side in Collingwood this weekend is the way to go. Very pleased with Wines, JPK and Danger in the midfield but O'Meara is on the chopping block if he can't perform this weekend. What do you reckon about possible moves for Oliver, and maybe downgrading Treloar to Murphy for some extra cash?

    redgumwon · 27/03/2017 at 14:59

    Remember Rance got away to a injury interrupted preseason. I'd expect Rance to improve. Oliver might be the go but I'd like to see him for another week. Miller at GC is in the same basket

    Swans2012 · 27/03/2017 at 15:06

    Omeara with 3 behinds and I think a couple of frees against (from memory) didn't do himself any favours, if he nails a couple of those goals then bang its closer to 90 and we are happy. I reckon he'all be right but we'll see…..
    Please do not mention downgrading Treloar again, this crazy talk

    WhatsaFtumch · 27/03/2017 at 15:07

    If you picked Treloar as a keeper (and I'm guessing you did – I certainly did) then no, downgrading to Murphy for cash is not a good move…Treloar had 33 touches, 8 marks, 3 tackles and a bloody good goal on Friday night…still not sure how he only scored 96! (he scored 125 in DT and AFL Fantasy by the way)

    In his last 3 games of 2016 he scored 148, 131 and 146 (in SC)! Find another way to generate cash!

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 15:48

      Trade Treloar! I've heard it all now. I am a Pendles owner & I agree Treloar was stiff not to get a 120+. But so was Jelwood last night. Another case of robbery. Anyway you don't trade gun mids unless they are injured

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:01

    O'meara and Treloar out after one round………………………….

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 16:19

    O'Meara will come good – that was his first proper AFL game in over two years and he had the sixth-most pre-clearance possessions of any player over the weekend (according to Fantasy Freako on Twitter). As for trading Treloar down to Murphy… well I'm not even going to validate that question with an answer.

SCDamien · 27/03/2017 at 15:03

What should I do with Nick Riewoldt? I also have Teia Miles stuck in my M11 position. and Hibberd probably not going to make any money on my defence bench.

    Jib_Jib · 27/03/2017 at 16:59

    Wait until the teams are made before making any decisions about non-injured rookies.

    I have the same issue with Riewoldt, tossing up between a straight swap for Kennedy/Buddy/Lynch or downgrading to Nank/Steele.

Conundrums · 27/03/2017 at 15:07

Community i am in a bit of strife…
Socred well last week and happy to hold my players, but only have 2.9k in the war chest and have Joel Smith and Taranto.
Definitely will give Taranto another go this week and can hold Smith for a week.
But the thing is i dont have enough money to trade Taranto to a McGrath/WHE if he spuds it again!
Also do not have Hannan.
What does the community suggest is the best path of action??

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 15:40

    Having a bit of wriggle room with some sort of bank comes in handy for exactly these sorts of situations otherwise your options can be quite limited with a maxed out salary cap. So definitely something to bear in mind for next season as rarely aren't there some sort of issues to patch up in the first few rounds.

    However do you have Hibberd on your mid bench? If so you can probably DPP trade out Smith and bring in either a mid or maybe even a forward rookie like Hannan. That wouldn't cost you a dime as both Smith and Hannan are priced the same.

      Conundrums · 27/03/2017 at 15:54

      No unfortunately he's in my DEF, really regret starting doch over Shaw or Simpson 🙁

        @t_woof · 27/03/2017 at 18:04

        Doc will be fine, i have him also.

        Nothing to say he couldn't come out and score better than Simmo and Shaw this round.

      SCdummy · 27/03/2017 at 23:32

      How exactly do u do that given that Smith is not DPP?

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:40

        If Hibberd is in midfield, trade out Smith, move Hibberd back creating a spot in the midfield. From there you can trade in a mid or move someone like Pickett/Parfitt into mids, opening up a spot in the forward.

          Beezneez · 28/03/2017 at 10:04

          Can't move Hibberd back unless you substitute him for a def/mid DPP?

            Burnmen · 28/03/2017 at 11:52

            This is about trading out smith.

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:44

        *If Pickett/Parfitt are in your forward line

Northernsoul74 · 27/03/2017 at 15:31

One of Newman or Hayward likely to catch me in for Swans along with Allir Allir.

    Northernsoul74 · 27/03/2017 at 15:32

    Come in not catch me. Bloody iPhones.

      INPieman · 27/03/2017 at 16:06

      Yeah that Auto erection feature does my head in

Shake n bake · 27/03/2017 at 15:38

Dont be surprised if 2 or 3 of the rookies mostly selected dont play this week!

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 15:46

    Indeed there could be one or two omissions although it's always tricky to forecast what AFL clubs will do. I think the vast bulk of them will play at the least the first few games. However we could definitely see a few of the poorer performers sent back to the twos at some point and thus ending up on the Supercoach trash heap in the first month of the season.

    This rookie pain we're feeling right now may get even worse in the weeks ahead.

Jason · 27/03/2017 at 15:44

I'm in some strife started poorly with a 2150 and now I have Joel smith out with a 2-0-6 defence I have a 100k in the bank so should I go smith to mcGgath this is the rest of my defence

Shaw, howe, marchbank, Hampton, Stewart, otten (smith, hibberd)
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 15:59

    Maybe wait till this weeks teams are up and make a decision. McGrath probably is your only option. 2-0-6 structure was always suicide.

    jez_m · 27/03/2017 at 16:20

    I'd wait one more week. Use Smith as a loophole for Otten/Stewart this weekend.

    Jason · 27/03/2017 at 16:28

    My other option was going Taranto down to Hannan and then smith up to jones

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:33

      You're trading too early imo. Still not convinced with Jones myself.

Tommo09 · 27/03/2017 at 15:47

Who do I trade Smith out for?
Have 160k and no swing
Have Hampton, Otten, Stewart, Hibberd

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 15:57

    Yeah you may need to hold this week Tommo. At least you could use Smith to emergency loophole one of the Crows boys this weekend. It's a small benefit but at least something.

    If you don't have either Marchbank or McGrath then you could consider upgrading to one of them next week if they have another solid game this weekend. Might be a tad premature to commit to that kind of spend this week though. Unfortunately you are just short of Jones who looks like he could be set for a breakout season.

      Tommo09 · 27/03/2017 at 15:59

      I could trade Strnadica to Preuss/Cameron and use Smith as a loophole

        SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 16:08

        Something to consider although I wouldn't do that if you have Nank/Ryder in your forward line or plan to move them there at some point.

        Again would definitely wait to see how Preuss goes next week just in case he gets dropped for Rd3. Also if he scores poorly again he may not be the best cow anyway so you may be better served keeping Strained Dick and working something else out. Don't particularly rate the JS of Cameron either but let's see what happens at the selection table first and then you can get more focused on a particular course of action.

          Tommo09 · 27/03/2017 at 17:17

          I don't have either nank or Ryder but I will probably just hold this week
          Thanks SCaddict

      Debra · 27/03/2017 at 17:06

      SCaddict, or someone. I will keep J Smith this week. I am interested in your emergency loophole comment which I haven't used before. I also have Hampton. What do I do please.

        Crowmagnon · 27/03/2017 at 20:04

        Say you have Smith , otten and stewart in your defence.
        Put smith onfield and the emergency on otten.
        If otten gets a good score, leave things as they are.
        If otten gets a bad score substitute stewart for smith and take whatever stewart scores.

frogger · 27/03/2017 at 16:02

The temptation will always be there to make wholesale changes if things didn't go your way in rd 1, but we chose our teams for a reason and our premos for the season.
Currently plan to keep faith with rookies chosen (selection pending) and loop with J Smith down back this week in order to make a more informed decision next week. (That carries its own risk, limits to two pre-price-rise correctives.)
Let's all hope to Christ some of the underperforming rooks extract the digit.
Right now, midpricer strategies have bolted out to an early five-length lead.

    daniel · 28/03/2017 at 12:52

    Mid-pricer always performs better early. The difficulty with mid-price is (a) picking the guys that appreciate enough to be a stepping stone (or stay a keeper) and (b) having enough cash to get to full upgrade (which can happen if a few of your mid-pricers don't fire).

TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 16:05


Rampe just broke his arm at training – poor bugger expected to be out for 6 weeks
does this bring Newman into frame for a call up?

    Northernsoul74 · 27/03/2017 at 17:16

    Allir Allir most likely. Newman or Hayward a chance for Robinson though.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 17:26

      yeah forgot about Allir Allir if fit will be straight back in
      Swans going to miss rampe down back that's for sure.

        Robbo · 27/03/2017 at 19:01

        he's been fit for a few weeks but swans reckon he hasn't really shown enough form in the 2's to warrant a call up. That might change after rampe tripped trying to jump a chain

    Bock Choy · 28/03/2017 at 09:13

    Spewing this forces me into an early trade. I've found Rampe a defensive rock in recent years, regularly scoring solid points.

Nick · 27/03/2017 at 16:26

Thoughts on downgrading roughy to Steele? Grab some cash.

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:31

    20K? No. Not after one round.

    If Steele looks to continue his midfield time and scoring capability next round and you want him on the bubble then consider.

      Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 16:49

      … and even then think long and hard about it. Everyone jumped on Hall at the same point last season and were burned.

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:03


        Although I'd rather a majority midfield player than a KPP in my forward line personally, and Reiwoldt is long in the tooth.

        Early corrections can be vital but you certainly don't want to jump the gun.

    Baggy Pants · 27/03/2017 at 17:47

    Nick I was at the game and was surprised Steele scored so highly, maybe because he was one of the best of a bad lot. I have him in my side but am not confident he will be consistent.
    He didn't seem too play with any intensity, wait one more week on trading Roughy

Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:30

O'Meara 23 touches (14 contested) 8 clearances and 3 behinds and only 76% TOG.

Gotta look further into it than his 71 points. There is a lot of potential there.

By seasons end I expect him to be scoring 90-120, he is an SC beast.

Prediction – Jaeger O'Meara Hawthorn's best inside midfielder by season's end if he stays fit.

    Eddie · 27/03/2017 at 16:47

    Good statistics. Definitely not a villain. Hawthorn's experienced medical/fitness staff will gradually get him up to become a high quality player once more.

    Lach · 27/03/2017 at 17:19

    Can't put him above titch imo.. he starred.

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:21

      Not near Titch at the moment.

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:29

      I never actually put him above Titch by the way.

      My prediction was he'd be the best Hawthorn INSIDE midfielder by season's END if he stayed fit.

      Which means he'll get more clearances and will have a higher contested vs uncontested ratio.

      Titch will still be getting bigger possession numbers.

    Danners · 27/03/2017 at 20:47

    Wow big call, I thought he did play better than 71 Supercoach points, but I still kind of get a inkling that could be your name, a burnman

      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:27

      I just don't rate Titch as a quality user of the ball. Ball magnet though yes.

      O'meara could be a burnman but for 300K the risk is worth it imo.

Kevdog · 27/03/2017 at 16:32

Should I trade Roo to JJK, or hold ?

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:42

    Did you want JJK before his big score on the weekend?

      Kevdog · 27/03/2017 at 16:58

      Had JJK as an upgrade target.

        Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:09

        Depends how long Roo will be out I guess.

Luke · 27/03/2017 at 16:48

A lot of Potential to stain the underpant on mine and every other persons team. He Butchered it all night I watched the game

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 16:55

    Didn't Tom Mitchell and Langford butcher it all night too?

Imgonnalose · 27/03/2017 at 16:53

2239 for me I'm happy with that even with priddis and Sloane stinking it up as my two main pods

    Jordan · 27/03/2017 at 19:34

    Should I keep Sloane

      Finnius · 27/03/2017 at 22:56


      Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:38

      Yeah he only got 9 clearances and 24 touches with an 80% DE. He may as well retire before he breaks down. Quick get rid of him.

Youngy · 27/03/2017 at 17:00

Great write up Carlos.

Had Butler onfield over Pickett until I saw the teams, thought pickett being named in the guts was the better option.

That was my biggest burn, 60+ points down the drain

The BONT · 27/03/2017 at 17:08

Supercoach is so much harder this year I got 2,143 and im coming 40,000 overall

    Kev · 27/03/2017 at 17:17

    From memory there was 220,000 odd playing last year. 185k now. SuperCoach needs a shakeup

      Holty · 28/03/2017 at 00:30

      Or they have had a crack down with people using multiple accounts.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 17:25

    all that means is you had a gray, hannas, cripps, rance etc instead of JJK and probably a couple of crap rooks on field or you were lucky enough to have butler and hannan on ground.

    the difference between 40,000 and top 1,000 is only 200 points or less

    GnR strategy back in the pack, mid pricers leading the way after rd 1

    hopefully rooks just adjusting to pace and put in a much better performance this week
    don't expect too much from them – my rule of thumb generally is 60 from the cheapies, 65 $120-$170k, $180 plus 70-75.
    Cant expect them to score 80 plus every week, one week they will have a big week and go big but could come back to earth the next.
    But was expected a bit higher scoring from most than what we got rd 1

Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 17:19

Went with R1 Sandi (107) R2 Witts (81) and R3 Cameron.

Also have Nank (114) in forward line for back up. Very happy with one round, not counting my chickens just yet though.

Roughly an 890K investment on the three who played, really need Witts to hold that ruck spot until the round 9 bye.

Juzzy · 27/03/2017 at 17:51

A Saints official interviewed on SEN today.

" We are hoping Nick will only miss 2 weeks , but it may be more depending on his recovery".

1 week in this would normally be a hold but with Eddy and Pickett as cover ….
Think I am going to have to trade to Kennedy, Franklin, Macrae, Greene etc.. just so I can sleep for the next few weeks.

    SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 19:01

    It's certainly going to be damn painful to hold, no doubt about it. Hopefully Pickett and/or Eddy will have a better week but in no way can you rely on them to even give you 50 each. So I can certainly appreciate the temptation to jump ship given it is a knee injury and 2 weeks may end up being optimistic. Tough call I'm very grateful not to have to make.

Liam · 27/03/2017 at 17:59

Trading Roo but don't know who to go to.
Have Dahl and Macrae as premos.

    Brad · 27/03/2017 at 18:03

    Surely Kennedy or Lynch

      hedski · 27/03/2017 at 18:38

      Or Buddy…

        Scotland · 27/03/2017 at 20:17

        What about Touk Miller?

        Liam · 27/03/2017 at 21:08

        Buddy sounds good. Cheers Hedski.

    Rick · 28/03/2017 at 12:52

    T.Miller then strengthen your defence 😉

Brad · 27/03/2017 at 18:03

Is it to early to Drop Cripps for someone like Rockcliff or Martin. Or give him another chance?

    Youngy · 27/03/2017 at 18:15

    Yes it is to early.

    Juzzy · 27/03/2017 at 18:19

    It's just one round.

    Think you have to hold guys like Cripps, Hanners, Gray, even Hickey at this early stage.

    Steeeve · 27/03/2017 at 19:10

    Nope he will finish the season as a keeper and this one bad score will hardly affect his price anyway due to the three-week price cycle.

    Randomcliche2 · 27/03/2017 at 22:09

    I'm of the opinion that you don't start guys with a limited preseason. Correct that error at the cost of a few points and a trade now.

      Nick · 27/03/2017 at 23:31

      I will get Cripps in when he bottoms out. He will be in top 8 by years end. His underdone

    Holty · 28/03/2017 at 00:28

    Hold brad. I have him and wont trade him. We picked him for a reason. He will come good

Tommo09 · 27/03/2017 at 18:08

Also, should I go Roo to JJK?

    Thommo88 · 27/03/2017 at 19:25

    You going for overall bud? Kennedy is up or down although last year scored more then any forward overall (roo played 1 less game giving himbetter avg).

      Tommo09 · 27/03/2017 at 20:51

      Yeah for overall

Lach · 27/03/2017 at 18:17

This is a complete repeat from last year… a key forward gets injured and everyone brings in the big kennedy to which he turns to an inconsistent stain for coaches… he'll probs still make top 8 forwards.

Luke · 27/03/2017 at 19:02

Overall pretty happy with my side. Overall Rank: 6307, Score for the Round: 2256 …I had JJ Kennedy 176, Hogan 120, Nankervis 114, Steele 113, Higgins 111 all in forward line. Gawn 128, Martin 159, Dangerfield 138, Wines 125, T Mitchell 116, J Kelly 105… were some good choices

    Westy · 28/03/2017 at 06:48

    Ranking wise, it's all pretty close at the moment. I got 2267, but am ranked 4841.

Jordan · 27/03/2017 at 19:23

Sloane to Heppell
Taranto to nankervis ??
And yes I know it's too early to be trading

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:35

    Another troll?

Thommo88 · 27/03/2017 at 19:29

Considering Roo to steel.
Midfield Rookie to Murphy

Allowing 2 rookie correction trades next week had a stinker week

Traded out swallow for Mccarthy through DPP to free up coin before Qclash.

Risk involved but with underperforming rookies am considering.

    Northernsoul74 · 27/03/2017 at 20:45

    Who are you correcting these rookies to?

      Thommo88 · 27/03/2017 at 20:53

      Will be deciding corrections trades of rookies prior to round 3 price changes. Would need to select 1 rookie to trade out if i decided to bring in murphy.

        Rocksta · 27/03/2017 at 21:00

        Nothing wrong with Rookie Corrections going in to round 3. In fact, we all should be doing it.
        No sense in trading this week though unless due to an LTI, or players being dropped and don't have cover.
        We are all in the same boat but you have to give Rooks more than one week.

          Thommo88 · 27/03/2017 at 21:11

          Which is what im doing. Only considering to trade out mid rookie if I decide to jump on murphy. If I decide to trade down Roo givinf me $$ Otherwise I will hold on rookies. If I was to trade roo to a Kennedy or Buddy

          The Ranger · 27/03/2017 at 21:14

          Swallow is the one I might move on this week.
          McGrath looked very good and would seem to have good JS.
          Leaves me room for SPS if he has another good week plus one more next week.

hedski · 27/03/2017 at 20:37

Yeah so with all the shit rookies I'm trading Gawn and Danger down to Witts and WHElliot, banking nearly a mil and then upgrading 4 crap rooks to 4 awesome midpricers over the next couple weeks so only 2 rookies on field…….
Bwaa ha ha ha.

    Dnoyes · 27/03/2017 at 21:09

    Surely trading down Gawn is a mistake. If he continues from the weekend he will be a definite keeper. I'd at least wait until next week if you still want to do that

      SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 21:18

      hedski was just having a laugh mate. Just as well people take his advice with a huge grain of NaCl or plenty of unsuspecting coaches could be led astray. 🙂

        hedski · 27/03/2017 at 21:28

        Just putting the lure in the trout farm SC, could be some interesting theories surface.
        I won't be doing much this week trade wise pending selections, possible rookie correction next week 😉

          SCaddict · 27/03/2017 at 22:36

          I guess with all the far fetched trade ideas I've read here today your suggestions don't actually sound quite so crazy ha ha.

          I saw that you were damn close to raking in some Coach Kings coin yesterday.

            hedski · 28/03/2017 at 07:01

            Was @250th half time but only 40 odd points behind, pretty happy with the finish, 2 points off the dollarydoos.

    Seb · 27/03/2017 at 21:19


    Randomcliche2 · 27/03/2017 at 22:18

    Yeah I reckon a full premo mid reads Murphy Crouch Heppel Watson Armitage Omeara Swallow Oliver. Get em while they're hot…or at least luke warm :p I'd write a fwd one too but Nostradames says too close to print.

    BigGAbonza · 29/03/2017 at 14:34

    Actually this works. In 3 weeks time, my team could be finished.

      hedski · 29/03/2017 at 16:06

      Please don't it was a joke mate.
      (Did I just fall for the bait back?)

Danners · 27/03/2017 at 20:45

For all the inexperienced ones out there doing extraordinary sideways trades out there with players like Hannebery, Sloane and co. Patience is the key, you'll look back around Supercoach finals and think "crap why the heck did I do that"

Juzzy · 27/03/2017 at 20:50

Wonderful plan !

Can't fault it.

    Juzzy · 27/03/2017 at 21:02

    Sorry … regarding the Hedski post 🙂

      hedski · 27/03/2017 at 21:30

      Cheers Juz, just fishing.

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 27/03/2017 at 21:44

        Probably got a couple of live ones as you used the right bait.

          Randomcliche2 · 27/03/2017 at 22:25

          I find the TRELOARling lure to work well just bye the DOCh. Let me know if you catch anything.

YTB · 27/03/2017 at 20:53

Treloar or Heppell on the field this week in my draft?

    YTB · 27/03/2017 at 20:53

    Thanks for any help that is given

      Finnius · 27/03/2017 at 22:50

      Treloar for shizzle he is a gun and will improve on last week. I'm just not quite sure about hepell's consistency this year. He may prove me wrong but to start I would go with treloar

Mum and son · 27/03/2017 at 21:00

My son and I are trying SC and it is fun. I read earlier about the emergency loophole. If I have Hampton on the field and Stewart, Cats and J Smith, Demons on the bench what do I do please.

    hedski · 27/03/2017 at 21:12

    If you put Hampton on the bench as an emergency, you can put Smith on field, Hampton plays first so if he gets a decent score (70+), keep the non playing Smith on field and you will get Hamptons score, otherwise play Stewart on the ground.

    Rocksta · 27/03/2017 at 21:15

    The emergency loophole effectively gives you 2 go's at selecting the best onfield player. This is only possible if you have a non playing player on that line. You put the emergency on a player playing early in the round. If he scores well, you swap your non playing player onto the field with another rookie you have on the field. This will allow you to take your emergencies score.
    In your example above, start Hampton on the bench with Smith. Put the E on Hampton, as Adelaide play early in the round. If he scores well, sub smith onto the field with Stewart on to the bench. This will allow you to take Hamptons score after the Melbourne game is over.

      Nick · 27/03/2017 at 23:45

      Another thing have to look out for if smith even if he isn't playing for Melbourne then check that his game is after the guy that is emergercy, if it is before won't work. As it won't allow you to swap him. It will work next week as Melbourne is playing Sunday. So like the guy above said for this week Hampton on the bench and smith on the field and Stewart as second option on bench. Hampton gets a bad score. Seap Stewart for smith on the ground and done.

    Tibor · 27/03/2017 at 23:27

    Also make your young bloke work out how much cash you need for each trade……. I know I sound like a nerd but it's good for his maths

    Tibor · 27/03/2017 at 23:37

    Keep your trades where you can your not playing an opponent this week so save the trades and make a better decision on more revealed form next week, your at week one in a 23 week marathon. All the best

Jinai · 27/03/2017 at 22:33

I will trade Docherty for Laird & Treloar for Pendlebury this week.

    Seb · 27/03/2017 at 22:35

    Please tell me your joking

    Derek · 27/03/2017 at 22:43

    You're new to this game, arnt you?

      Fckutard · 27/03/2017 at 23:14


        Nick · 27/03/2017 at 23:29

        Never trade premium players never, unless long term injury.

      Valens_FC · 28/03/2017 at 09:03

      Just wanted to thank you Derek for the Rioli tip! 🙂 did u run with him in the end and if so, any desire to go bang?

        Derek · 28/03/2017 at 09:57

        sorry mate. that was as bad game as he has ever played, 8 touches. He was on 41 about 5mins into the second quarter, had one more touch for the game and finished on 38. gutted! Even Zac Dawson outscored him this week. i don't know what to say.

        will hold him, but i didn't like the look of the strapping on his thigh.

          Valens_FC · 28/03/2017 at 17:59

          The trouble is your arguments in favour were so compelling I brought him in during the last few days before the season!

          I'm thinking one more round but if he stinks it up again and Steele performs at the WACA then may almost become a forced trade for the sake of not going backwards cash wise?? Agree the strapping coupled with the out of character performance is a worry.

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:33

    Oh gosh. You actually got people. The bait was terrible and they still bit LOL.

Juzzy · 27/03/2017 at 22:59

The Rampe injury may be significant to anyone holding (or contemplating bringing in) Jones or Lloyd.

I can envision one (or both) plugging that shutdown defensive role therefore diminishing their precious midfield time.

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:32

    I can envision Loyd going about his business, Aliir getting Rampe's spot and Jones becoming a burnman with the return of Heeney and McVeigh.

Jdog · 27/03/2017 at 23:22

Should i trade Taranto to hannan or Bowes and then trade Joel smith to McGrath?
Will still have 66k in the bank afterwards if I get hannan.

    Burnmen · 27/03/2017 at 23:30

    You mean next week?

      Jdog · 27/03/2017 at 23:50

      Next week or this week doesn't really matter

        Randomcliche2 · 28/03/2017 at 00:59

        It really does matter….expected points this week vs extra info…vs expected number of corrections required…..sell me a case for a correction this week. I see a strong reason to hold Smith…rookie loophole….so this week because?

          NEIL Demons Delight · 28/03/2017 at 08:46

          agree Random thinking the same 2 trades myself but Taranto could ton it gotta get another weeks data trades are too valuable.The trade does make sense at present though

        burnmen · 28/03/2017 at 15:03

        How are you going to feel if taranto scores 100 this week after you trade him out?

        Same goes with Hannan and McGrath what if they get 30?

        You need more data than one week if you're gonna move players on like that you'll have no trades left and there will be massive burns from regretful trades.

Tibor · 27/03/2017 at 23:32

Apparently Bernie Vince has copped a week off for running in close proximity to an opponent it will be very interesting to see if the rules are applied the same to gws players as the year continues…… if this continues the game could be classified as sports entertainment rather than sport. Worth noting these inconsistencies when choosing trades….

Nick · 27/03/2017 at 23:36

Who out of Parfitt, Pickett or Eddy should I change to Hannan?

    Nick · 27/03/2017 at 23:38

    Also not options for Smith at all down back? I have Otten and Hampton and Stewart already. Anyone know how long he is out for? Maybe sit him on the pine.

    Holty · 28/03/2017 at 00:22

    I would personally hold for 1 more week. If hannan performs again them bring him in b4 the price rise. Also you dont want to trade 1 out and next week they score 70+

    Juzzy · 28/03/2017 at 01:14

    Agree with Holty 100%.
    Wait 1 more week.

Juzzy · 28/03/2017 at 01:31

I believe the SC Gods have some type of advanced, ethereal abacus they are currently using to predict the N.Roo situation.

If more than 50% of owners trade him this week he will miss 1 game and come back to score 170.
If more than 50% of owners hold him he will miss 6 weeks .

Not certain but based on previous seasons I'm reasonably sure that's how they roll.

mark · 28/03/2017 at 07:22

If david swallow doesnt play should i downgrade him to hannan via ddp and then upgrade smith tp marchbank? Or is that a waste

    INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 09:53

    If he doesn't play this week Swallow is one guy I'd move on this week. Given he was really only going to provide 8 weeks of service & chopped at his bye he just won't generate enough cash by that time. Swallow to Hannan via DPP sounds ok. I'd hold smith & use him as a loophole & have another look at Marchbank & the other rookies

      Swans2012 · 28/03/2017 at 10:05

      Agree swallow goes if he doesn't line up this week, the fact you get some cash out of him to use next week if needed is a bonus

Rick Grimes · 28/03/2017 at 09:26

I switched Swallow to Hrovat just before kick-off. Hrovat was a punt selection I'd had in mind preseason but wisely decided against. But under pressure and the influence of a couple of frothies, I thought he was a good idea. Scored 46 and looks irrelevant. Would a trade to Clayton Oliver be worthwhile or should i hold Hrovat and hope he isn't a complete spud after all. Could well be one trap to another…

    SCaddict · 28/03/2017 at 10:19

    That Swallow curve ball certainly threw a huge spanner in the works. It forced a lot of coaches, including myself, into making last second decisions and switching to a lot of guys we weren't completely sold on.

    With maybe a little more time we could've found a more pleasing solution but with half the games gone by that point, the clock fiercely ticking already and then that lockout balls up the situation was obviously far from ideal. Makes you wonder how coaches operating multiple sides coped so I guess it's no wonder he's still in 70,000 odd teams ha ha.

    If I'm being frank I'm not sure Hrovat will end up being the greatest selection as it looks like the Kangas are going to struggle this season so his opportunities up forward may be limited. So at $300K he may not prove the greatest stepping stone money can buy. But obviously you believe in him a little more than me so you really need to give him one more shot against the Cats this weekend. Then if he still spuds again you can decide on his best replacement based on two weeks of data.

    There is no denying that Oliver looks set set for a breakout season and the thought of him tearing the Blues a new one Dusty style might prove too hard to resist for you. But the textbook Supercoach 101 theoretical move would be to hold your horses for one more week just in case the unexpected happens.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 28/03/2017 at 11:20

      Who did u trade swallow to addict?

        SCaddict · 28/03/2017 at 11:45

        Matt Kennedy who spudded Trig, after switching Taranto who I already had, into the midfield. He's on notice against the Suns this weekend and another unsatisfactory effort on the job will likely result in a swift termination from Addicts Anonymous's payroll.

        Like Taranto he's on a strict performance based contract and a couple of other prospective candidates like Hannan, Butler and WHE reckon they might be able to do better in the role. They are presently being interviewed for the position and will be notified if they were successful in their application about 9pm Sunday night when Addicts could potentially restructure its workforce. 🙂

          INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 12:46

          The Swallow late out did give us a reminder that Supercoach & the Wrathful Gods are back to stuff with us. There was no one I wanted with the bank I had to go up. So I was forced to get Parfitt who I saw as a correction if he got named for a 3rd. It also forced me to play Barett as SPP was already in play so I couldn't move him off the pine. So that cost me. And yeah Taranto is under the microscope this weekend. Sub 70 & a decent score from Hannan will see his papers stamped

      Rick Grimes · 28/03/2017 at 11:49

      Thanks for the response SCA. You've certainly encapsulated my thought processes. I'll probably hold Ho-rat for another week. I also have NRoo on my hands, so it's been a disappointing start. I have thought about going Roo to Touky Miller. I suspect the majority of Roo holders will go to JJK or Buddy. Miller seems to be under the radar. Getting a lot of midfield time.

Saundo · 28/03/2017 at 09:38

Has anyone got Cam Mcarthy and are you keeping him?

    Rick Grimes · 28/03/2017 at 11:51

    Don't have him but i think you have to keep. He's going to be up and down, could come out and kick a bag this weekend. Has job security at least.

    Daniel · 29/03/2017 at 23:20

    I've got him, had him in mind pre jlt.
    He kicked 1.5, so I'm willing to give him at least one more week.

Cathy's clowns · 28/03/2017 at 09:58

Can someone please take the time to explain the emergency loophole please. I have J Smith, Hampton and T Stewart in my defence.

    jez_m · 28/03/2017 at 10:12

    The loophole basically gives you two chances to get the highest score from your rookies possible. If you have Hampton, Stewart and Smith in defence, put Smith on field (because Melbourne play on Sunday) and see how Hampton scores v Hawthorn on Saturday arvo. If he scores poorly, move Smith onto your DEF bench and bring Stewart onto the field (because Geelong play Sunday and neither Smith or Stewart will be locked yet). That's how the loophole works.

      Derek · 28/03/2017 at 10:32

      i started the year with Berry on my bench. Because of his DPP, i can cover two lines for the loophole. Although i'm thinking Hibberd might be able to do that in the next week or two the way he played. Hopefully Berry not far away

      Cathy's clown · 28/03/2017 at 11:59

      Thank you so much jez. Very clear and I will follow you advice.

      Cathy's clown · 28/03/2017 at 12:35

      Thanks again. Do I need to utilise the emergency button?

        jez_m · 28/03/2017 at 12:57

        You'll need to put the E on Hampton before his game. If you're happy with how he socres, you won't need to change anything. If Hampton scores poorly and you want to go Stewart instead, it will just be a straight swap for Smith on field.

Tom McV · 28/03/2017 at 10:23

What do I do with NR?
Trade to Franklin and pocket some $$ or hold him??

    Derek · 28/03/2017 at 10:30

    I don't have him, but thinking i would trade him. If he misses two weeks that is ok, but it could be 3 or 4. And even then i would be worried about his output. I just remember last years winner was always quick to trade out a premium player, especially early on. You don't want to rely on this year's bunch of rookies

      INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 11:20

      I remember Rory Laird's toe last year. 2 weeks turned into 3 then 4. Think it was 5 or 6 before he returned. If 2 weeks was guaranteed you'd keep him. But it's a lot of money to keep on the pine for an unknown period. I'm with Derek here. I'd move him on. Make sure you pick a replacement that suits your bye structure

        Derek · 28/03/2017 at 11:53

        i kept BCrouch last year as well. Rocky was another i kept.

          Neverweaken · 28/03/2017 at 13:40

          Who are your rucks. I'm trading him out, putting Nank in the forward line and bringing in Gawn.
          Other option is Buddy. Didn't want both Buddy and Roo to start with cos of the bye.

            Tom McV · 28/03/2017 at 15:05

            Gawn and Sandi are my rucks.

            Think i'll trade him out for Buddy at this stage.
            Already have Dahl, is there anyone else that may warrant a selection over Franklin????

              Neverweaken · 28/03/2017 at 15:47

              Buddy for ceiling. Nank or Steele for hopefully consistency and cash.

SCaddict · 28/03/2017 at 10:32

For the 70,000 Swallow owners still out there it looks like he will be touch and go as to whether he plays this weekend. I found this excerpt from the Gold Coast Bulletin:

Gold Coast assistant Matt Primus said Swallow would be eased into training before undergoing a fitness test later this week after hurting his ankle at training last Thursday.

“He just rolled it, obviously it’s a little bit worse than just a roll,” Primus said

“He will be touch and go. We will have a light session (today) which he probably won’t play a huge part in and then Thursday we will have our main session so hopefully he is available then.

“He is definitely a chance but we will play it by ear and see how it progresses over the next two or three days.”

    INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 11:06

    Away to the Giants. Why would they bother risking him for the upcoming massacre. If the Suns can lose at home to the Lions then god help them travelling to the Giants licking their wounds. This could be seriously ugly

      SCaddict · 28/03/2017 at 12:18

      The Suns managed to keep that one quiet alright. You would've thought a rolled ankle at training last Thursday might have got reported by someone, or rumours of it to at least be out there on the Twitterverse somewhere. But it came out of nowhere Saturday arvo as a rather nasty surprise for fantasy coaches.

      Maybe the Suns will put him on the team sheet again like they did last week and a possible late out again if he doesn't come up in time. Or perhaps like you say they may just play it safe and rest him up in a game they've got Buckley's chance of winning on the road, if you will pardon the expression. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

        INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 12:54

        Buckley's chance lol Beautifully said! When did this rolled ankle occur? It was amazing no one noticed. Maybe as he was stepping off the team bus. Or perhaps Jordan DeGoey's dog was involved

Marc · 28/03/2017 at 10:55

No one has mentioned Kruezer as a ruck option, looks as though he could be in for a good year, people's thoughts!!!

    INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 11:14

    All yours

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 28/03/2017 at 11:23

    Probably one of the best games I've seen him play.
    He did a lot more follow up work Rd 1 than he has in the past and has got a clear msg from the coach to push forward and create another fwd target.

    Derek · 28/03/2017 at 11:46

    its all to do with being a Lone Wolf Ruckman.

    Anyone who is sharing will not score well.

    Even Big Boy McEvoy cracked the tonne as the Lone Wolf. Had to share for many years.

      Soloe · 28/03/2017 at 11:55

      So Cox will impact negatively on Grundy?

        Derek · 28/03/2017 at 12:01

        Cox had 21 HO, Grundy had 29. They shared the ruck alot more than i would have thought. Start of the third quarter Cox even took the centre bounce.

        grundy scored 82.

          Rick Grimes · 28/03/2017 at 12:16

          It's early days, but didn't Nankilands play out well for us. Just need another 5 or so weeks of similar output. Oops, just cursed it, sorry fellas…

            Derek · 28/03/2017 at 12:29

            the Nank and sandi were both basically lone Wolf Ruckmen, both scored well.

            big chance that norf will play both preuss and daw this week.

              INPieman · 28/03/2017 at 12:51

              In the JLT match that North played Goldy Daw & Pruess Daw did not ruck at all. I never saw him at one ruck contest. As a Goldy owner I am concerned about Pruess. I was amazed Goldy got 105 when The West Coast mids sharked all of his tap outs. It was doing my head in

          Thomas · 30/03/2017 at 08:52

          Cox omitted, and Collingwood brought in a small forward. Grundy will be the lone wolf!!!

    daniel · 28/03/2017 at 13:07

    He always looks like it is going to be his year – just doesn't seem to put together enough good scores to be SC relevant.

    Dutch · 28/03/2017 at 13:41

    I would be concerned about his durability more than anything, so pass

    Neverweaken · 28/03/2017 at 13:43

    Risk for injuries and against better ruckman. That's why I didn't start with him. One week doesn't change that

    Derek · 28/03/2017 at 13:49

    he was only against the Nank

    sharmanism · 28/03/2017 at 17:07

    Beware of the one good game a year kruezer plays.

Crouching · 28/03/2017 at 10:59

He shit !

BigBuggars SC · 28/03/2017 at 12:04

Similar thinking re Achilles, so went Pendles to Treloar then also decided to go Heppell to Watson to gather a few $$.

TheGreatBozza · 28/03/2017 at 12:26

Only managed 2229 with too many of my premos not hitting the ton (Macrae, Dahl, Grundy, Treloar).

The heroes
Picking JPK over Hanners, and keeping Bont after having an itchy trigger finger after watching Cripps.
Choosing Taylor Adams over Mills

The damned:
Having no cash and J.Smith stuck in defense, hopefully Guthrie gets a game soon.
Picking Macrae over Buddy, but I keep telling myself its a long season.

I'm going to wait and see on Smith, see if any decent rookie options appear and I hope my 'premos' can lift above 100

    DavidSA · 28/03/2017 at 13:53

    Good call mate I chose Hanners over JPK but it's one round of footy
    Though I admit after watching the full game Hanners looked slow slow slow!

    One win I had was a late decion to swap Burgoyne to JJ

DavidSA · 28/03/2017 at 13:46

I'm keeping Hanners, Rance and Hickey
Yup they hurt me big time but they could all 3 could and most probably will ton up this week
Will wait out this week and see which rookies are on the coaches chopping block first.

Have J.Smith in def to look at first but will still wait and see what's the go.
Trades are uber precious this year…. getting full promo will be ridiculously hard.

Giving Hickey one more go if he spuds up again that's cash I can't afford to lose and will have to bite the bullet on Gawn.

John James · 28/03/2017 at 17:38

Going against the SC law of never trade first week,but this is not a panic trade,so doesn't really count,J.Smith out,which I'm really annoyed about since he was playing really well,until Roo canoned into him, Laird in, who will be a keeper.The next trade I had to do to afford the first,Taranto out for Hannan,who I originally had in my team,but after no preseason wasn't sure about.The rest of my team I'm happy with except going with Treloar over Pendles due to the injury scare.Ended up with 2,181 and 25,250 rank,not as good as last year when I was under 10,000,but around where I ended up in the end.

Mike · 28/03/2017 at 18:45

What to do with hanners 50 sc points 613k not happy jan

    Youngy · 28/03/2017 at 21:52

    Best time to have it, it will only stay in his price cycle for one round and it won't effect ur league wins

    He won't score 50 every week.

    Don't Trade

    Russ in W.A · 29/03/2017 at 01:14

    It's only week one Mike, he's a proven gun and you chose him for that reason, a bit of rust doesn't justify bailing on him.

Russ in W.A · 29/03/2017 at 01:13

I think Marcus Adams is his replacement.

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