Supercoach RD4 : Rookie Scout Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on


Week 3 is over and we’ve got our very first price rises in the bin.

For some, it’s great news, for others, it’s a shrug of the shoulders, but for others, it’s a big ‘ol 4 letter fest. That’s part of what makes Supercoach such great fun though.

Lucky for us, the rookie situation has been growing a tad over the last week or so, with teams like Fremantle, Brisbane and Sydney adding new youngsters to their squads, some of which, like Nic Newman, look like they can be quality additions to our squads. But first, we’ll need to go back and look at the action from Round 3, and just see who is standing where.

Sydney VS Collingwood

Harrison Marsh

DEF | SC Price: $253,400

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 2 marks, 1 tackle, 62 SCPoints, 49 CKPoints

Nic Newman

DEF | SC Price: $123,900

Round 3 Stats: 23 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s, 105 SCPoints, 93 CKPoints

Jordan Foote

MID/FWD | SC Price: $182,800

Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles, 53 SCPoints, 52 CKPoints

Robbie Fox

MID/FWD | SC Price: $ 102,400

Round 3 Stats: 15 disposals, 7 tackles, 78 SCPoints, 69 CKPoints

Oliver Florent

MID/FWD | SC Price: $184,200

Round 3 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 3 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 46 CKPoints

Will Hayward

FWD | SC Price: $ $121,800

Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 goals, 50 SCPoints, 51 CKPoints

Will Hoskin-Elliot

FWD | SC Price: $282,500

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 10 marks, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 71 SCPoints, 94 CKPoints

Tim Broomhead

FWD | SC Price: $185,300

Round 3 Stats: 26 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 86 SCPoints, 97 CKPoints


Will Hoskin-Elliot was a popular trade in target this week, so a few would have been disappointed with his score for the game. His overall stats were solid, but wasn’t probably wasn’t helped by 13 of his disposals and all 10 of his marks as being uncontested, as well as recording 5 turnovers. Even if that’s the lower end of his scoring potential, it’s still a good result and he’ll likely add another $40K this week with a similar result.

Tim Broomhead also had a decent game for the Pies, scoring 86 SCPoints. He’ll be on the bubble this week, but I wouldn’t have him so far up my “must own” list that I would make a priority on trading him in.

Nic Newman had a fantastic game for the Swans, which makes two good scores in a row for him so far this year. He’s on the bubble this week, so if you still have a Joel Smith or a Mitch Hibberd, he makes an excellent swap option.

Oliver Florent, Will Hayward and Jordan Foote all put up average scores, Florent is playing a role up forward, as is Hayward, but they don’t look to be massively advantageous to Supercoach. Unless he can put up a score better than one in the 40’s next week he’s going to peak at around the $230,000 mark in a few weeks’ time, so if you own him I would consider monitoring the likes of Balic or Berry.

North Melbourne VS GWS

Braydon Preuss

RUC | SC Price: $199,700

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 9 marks, 2 goals, 26 hitouts, 87 SCPoints, 105 CKPoints

Kayne Turner

FWD | SC Price: $209,100

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal, 54 SCPoints, 61 CKPoints

Sam Durdin

FWD | SC Price: $123,900

Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 45 SCPoints, 37 CKPoints

Tim Taranto

MID/FWD | SC Price: $229,300

Round 3 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 51 CKPoints


Braydon Preuss was the big story here, having apparently taking the #1 ruck spot over Todd Goldstein for this game, though Preuss managed to kick 2 goals while forward also. That is certainly good news for owners of him if this continues, though it remains to be seen if the Roos will bring back a more traditional forward/ruck (ie Majak Daw) in the place of Preuss, or even if they were just giving Preuss the extra workload since Goldstein was coming back from having Round 2 off with a knee injury.

Sam Durdin played his first AFL game after being the #16 pick in the 2014 draft. He had a North Melbourne low 10 disposals, he’s a FWD in Supercoach, but played this game (and the JLT series) in defence. Doesn’t look the type who will score a ton of points at this stage.

Tim Taranto had a disappointing score, he is currently projected to peak at just over $300K at his current price, which is a disappointing return considering you’d have shelled out $207K to start with him initially. But again, with the likes of Balic and Berry having two weeks until their first price rise, you can probably bank the small Taranto rise, and them open up $100K or so downgrading if Taranto continues to struggle.

Richmond VS West Coast

Dan Butler

FWD | SC Price: $198,800

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 2 marks, 2 goals, 83 SCPoints, 65 CKPoints

Todd Elton

FWD | SC Price: $224,200

Round 3 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 5 hitouts, 27 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints

Nathan Vardy

RUC | SC Price: $281,300

Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 28 hitouts, 63 SCPoints, 56 CKPoints


Dan Butler continues to be one the best FWD rookie options you could have picked this year, booting 2 goals and having an impact around the ground.

Todd Elton played just his 5 th AFL game, but he was drafted back in 2011, I think he can safely be ignored in all formats, as can Nathan Vardy,

although his case is more to do with better and cheaper options (Preuss and Witts) being available, rather than him just sucking.

Geelong VS Melbourne

Tom Stewart

DEF | SC Price: $149,900

Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 22 SCPoints, 35 CKPoints

Brandon Parfitt

MID/FWD | SC Price: $166,700

Round 3 Stats: 23 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 1 goal, 99 SCPoints, 90 CKPoints

James Parsons

FWD | SC Price: $117,300

Round 3 Stats: 18 disposals, 3 marks, 5 inside 50’s, 60 SCPoints, 62 CKPoints

Tim Smith

FWD | SC Price: $102,400

Round 3 Stats: 6 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 29 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints

Mitch Hannan

FWD | SC Price: $157,800

Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 32 SCPoints, 45 CKPoints

Sam Weideman

FWD | SC Price: $219,000

Round 3 Stats: 4 disposals, 1 mark, 1 tackle, 14 SCPoints, 14 CKPoints


Brandon Parfitt finally came through with a quality game, almost notching up a triple digit Supercoach score. Most people would have had him on their bench, but at the very least a good game will help with his cash generation and him keeping his spot in the side.

James Parsons was also decent on his debut. The rest… the rest was not good.

Tim Smith, Mitch Hannan and Sam Weideman (who actually managed to lose cash) all failed to fire for the Demons.

Hannan was our big Round 1 hero, but hasn’t done much since then. I wouldn’t panic if you have him, but definitely is looking more like a bench option than a starting one at this point.

Fremantle VS Western Bulldogs

Griffin Logue

MID | SC Price: $180,300

Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints

Harley Balic

MID | SC Price: $123,900

Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 3 marks, 1 tackle, 38 SCPoints, 35CKPoints

Cam McCarthy

FWD | SC Price: $202,800

Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 2 goals, 53 SCPoints, 63 CKPoints


Both Griffin Logue and Harley Balic made their debuts for the Dockers last week and both didn’t really enough to make us immediately want to jump on them in Supercoach. Logue’s score isn’t the worst for a rookie, but because he’s costing you an extra $60K+ to get him in, you’d probably want to see him put up scores in that high 60 range instead. Still, one more week to give them a scout before they are due for their first price jump, so we’ll get a clearer picture next week on where they sit.

Cam McCarthy ended up losing $800 on his starting price, which wouldn’t be good news for those who own him.

Port Adelaide VS Adelaide

Sam Powell-Pepper

FWD | SC Price: $198,000

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 4 tackles, 51 SCPoints, 68 CKPoints

Dan Houston

FWD | SC Price: $185,500

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 68 SCPoints, 73 CKPoints

Brett Eddy

FWD | SC Price: $141,900

Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 2 tackles, 42 SCPoints, 35 CKPoints

Curtly Hampton

DEF | SC Price: $206,800

Round 3 Stats: 18 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 84 SCPoints, 90 CKPoints

Andy Otten

DEF | SC Price: $203,800

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 3 marks, 4 hitouts, 2 goals, 98 SCPoints, 74 CKPoints

Jake Kelly

DEF | SC Price: $209,600

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 60 CKPoints

Riley Knight

DEF | SC Price: $249,500

Round 3 Stats: 14 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 66 SCPoints, 80 CKPoints


It’s not so much that Sam Powell-Pepper had a bad game here I think, just more that Ollie Wines did SO much work in the middle for the Power and they also switched Robbie Gray into the midfield for large chunks of the 2 nd half, that there just wasn’t much left for SPP to grab.

Rookies will have poor scoring games every now and then, so I wouldn’t be worried here.

Dan Houston continued to look good, the issue will now be Jasper Pittard, who had his first run through the SANFL last week. 50/50 call if he gets dropped or not, it wouldn’t be an easy one for Hinkley to make at all.

Curtly Hampton managed to find a bit more of the ball against the Power, while also keeping up his fantastic defensive work to post his highest score of the year. Hopefully that’s the new normal for him going forward, he was hot in the 1 st half, but trailed off a bit towards the end.

Andy Otten again had an impact up forwards for the Crows, booting a pair of goals and doing some ruck work. The Crows say Josh Jenkins will be available against Essendon, but Mitch McGovern went down with a hammy injury, which would put him out from anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks.

Whether the Crows see Otten as a McGovern replacement, or bring in someone like Menzel instead remains to be seen. He could also still be thrown back for Jake Kelly, who did play pretty decently on the weekend, but we’ve seen Otten score better as a forward, rather than a defender. Interesting team choices ahead for both SA teams.

St Kilda VS Brisbane

Patrick McCartin

FWD | SC Price: $240,400

Round 3 Stats: 5 disposals, 2 marks, 5 hitouts, 33 SCPoints, 27 CKPoints

Jarrod Berry

DEF/MID | SC Price: $139,800

Round 3 Stats: 8 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 32 SCPoints, 36 CKPoints

Jake Barrett

MID | SC Price: $170,600

Round 3 Stats: 16 disposals, 5 marks, 10 tackles, 74 SCPoints, 91 CKPoints

Hugh McCluggage

MID/FWD | SC Price: $202,800

Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 43 SCPoints, 56 CKPoints


Jake Barrett added some extra tackles and disposals to his normal tally to boost his scores up from a 50 to into the 70 range. Hopefully he can keep that up as he is occupying the M8 slot for a fair few teams at this point.

Both Hugh McCluggage and Jarrod Berry were OK on their debuts, but didn’t produce enough in Supercoach to really grab our attentions. As was the case with Logue and Balic, both Berry and McCluggage have enough weak to show off their wares, although I’d have McCluggage further down on my watch list due to his 200K starting price.

Carlton VS Essendon

Tom Williamson

DEF | SC Price: $117,300

Round 3 Stats: 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 77 SCPoints, 67 CKPoints

Caleb Marchbank

DEF | SC Price: $279,600

Round 3 Stats: 10 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles, 56 SCPoints, 67 CKPoints

Harrison Macreadie

DEF | SC Price: $149,900

Round 3 Stats: 5 disposals, 1 mark, 6 tackles, 48 SCPoints, 36 CKPoints

Sam Petrevski-Seton

MID | SC Price: $240,900

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 3 marks, 8 tackles, 1 goal, 116 SCPoints, 93 CKPoints

Jarrod Pickett

MID/FWD | SC Price: $135,900

Round 3 Stats: 11 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 36 SCPoints, 43 CKPoints

Andrew McGrath

DEF/MID | SC Price: $246,500

Round 3 Stats: 12 disposals, 1 mark, 7 tackles, 62 SCPoints, 55 CKPoints


It was raining cats and dogs at the MCG on Sunday, but it didn’t seem to bother Sam Petrevski-Seton who put up a big score of 116 SCPoints. He’s slowly been building it looked, so hopefully this is a sign he’ll continue some high level form for us.

Tom Williamson also looked handy in his 1 st match, while the likes of Caleb Marchbank, Jarrod Pickett and Andrew McGrath didn’t look their best in the rain. They weren’t the only ones though, so you probably just have to chalk that up to the weather having a bigger impact on their games than normal.

Gold Coast VS Hawthorn

Jack Bowes

MID/FWD | SC Price: $196,100

Round 3 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 43 SCPoints, 59 CKPoints

Jarrod Witts

RUC | SC Price: $292,800

Round 3 Stats: 13 disposals, 1 mark, 40 hitouts, 114 SCPoints, 74 CKPoints

Ryan Burton

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $254,600

Round 3 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal, 5 tackles, 80 SCPoints, 82 CKPoints

Teia Miles

MID/FWD | SC Price: $123,900

Round 3 Stats: 7 disposals, 3 marks, 21 SCPoints, 29 CKPoints


Jarrod Witts continues to set the pace for rookie pried ruckman, and with Max Gawn going down, will probably be a very popular trade in option this week.

Ryan Burton again had a good game, he’s becoming a very reliable member of the Hawks 22, while Jack Bowes and Teia Miles didn’t really impress at all. Both are young though, so they have plenty of time to continue to improve.




1. Andy Otten

2. Caleb Marchbank

3. Andrew McGrath

4. Curtly Hampton

5. Nic Newman


1. Sam Powell-Pepper

2. Sam Petrevski-Seton

3. Andrew McGrath

4. Jake Barrett

5. Brandan Parfitt


1. Jarrod Witts

2. Braydon Preuss

3. Nathan Vardy


1. Will Hoskin-Elliot

2. Dan Butler

3. Dan Houston

4. Riley Knight

5. Ryan Burton



The VFL opener between Port Melbourne between the Northern Blues opened the VFL season on

the 8 th , with the Blues going down to Port Melbourne 87 to 58. The rest of the VFL matches for

Round 1 are starting from the 14 th .


Northern Blues (Carlton)

Kristian Jaksch – Jaksch kicked 2.2, along with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Jesse Glass-McCasker – JGM had just 5 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

David Cuningham – Cuningham had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles.

Billie Smedts – Smedts had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 6 tackles.

Zac Fisher – Fisher kicked 2 goals and had 18 disposals and 5 tackles.

Matt Korcheck – Korcheck had 20 hitouts, along with 9 disposals and 2 tackles.

Harry McKay – McKay booted goal, along with 12 disposals and 5 marks.

Cameron Polson – Polson had 27 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Pat Kerr – Kerr had just the 8 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Andrew Gallucci – Gallucci kicked a goal and also had 10 disposals and 3 marks.



The SANFL (Remember to call it the San-Full otherwise the ghost of John Olsen will come haunt you

and privatize your electricity). On Friday night, the Port Adelaide Magpies had a 17-point loss to the

Glenelg Tigers, while on Sunday, the Adelaide Crows reserves beating Sturt by 2 points



Elliott Himmelberg – Himmelberg booted 1.2, along with 11 disposals and 5 marks.

Jordan Gallucci – Gallucci had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles.

Dean Gore – Gore had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.

Harrison Wigg – Wigg had 21 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles.

Hugh Greenwood – Greenwood booted 2.2, along with 27 disposals, 3 marks and 9 tackles.

Myles Poholke – Poholke had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Matthew Signorello – The Sig had 15 disposals, 5 tackles and kicked a goal.

Ben Jarman – Jarman had 16 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and booted a goal.

Reilly O’Brien – ROB collected 12 disposals, along with 4 marks, 8 tackles and 38 hitouts.

Paul Hunter – Hunter had 9 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 19 hitouts and a goal.

Troy Menzel – Menzel booted 2 goals, along with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.

Harry Dear – Quiet day for Dear, with just 6 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles.

Jonathon Beech – Beech kicked 1.1, along with 22 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.


Port Adelaide

Riley Bonner – Bonner had just 11 disposals and 4 tackles.

Will Snelling – Snelling had 17 disposals and 11 tackles VS Glenelg.

Joe Atley – Atley had 23 disposals and like Snelling, also had 11 tackles against Glenelg.

Willem Drew – Drew had 15 disposals, 3 marks and booted a goal.

Jarrod Lienert – Lienert had 15 disposals and 5 marks.

Billy Frampton – Frampton had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 10 hitouts.

Peter Ladhams – Ladhams kicked 2.1, along with 6 disposals and 3 hitouts.

Todd Marshall – Marshall booted 2.2, with 15 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles.

Aidyn Johnson – Johnson had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal against Glenelg.



NEAFL action saw Sydney Swans reserves defeat Southport by 102 points, the UWS Giants go down

to Sydney Uni by 43 points, Gold Coast smash Redland by 92 points and Brisbane defeat the NT

Thunder by 26 points.



No stats released for this game at the time of writing.


Gold Coast

Trent McKenzie – McKenzie had 19 disposals, 8 marks and kicked a goal.

Mackenzie Willis – Willis had 21 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Jack Scrimshaw – Scrimshaw had 21 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles, 2 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s.

Will Brodie – Brodie collected 27 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Brad Scheer – Scheer had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.



Tim Mohr – Mohr had 14 disposals and 5 marks.

Harry Perryman – Perryman had 30 disposals, 3 marks, 11 tackles, 5 inside 50’s, 4 rebound 50’s and

kicked a goal.

Isaac Cumming – Cumming had 17 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Zachary Sproule – Sproule booted 5.1, along with 12 disposals, 3 marks and a tackle.

Jake Stein – Stein had just 11 disposals and 5 marks.

Will Setterfield – Setterfield collected 14 disposals and 5 tackles.

Dawson Simpson – Simpson had a massive 59 hitouts, along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles.

Matthew Kenedy – Kennedy collected 36 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, he also kicked a goal and had

5 inside 50’s.

Lachlan Tiziani – Tiziani kicked 1.1, along with 20 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles.



Shaun Edwards – Booted 1.1, along with 23 disposals and 8 tackles.

Brandon Jack – Led the Swans with 34 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles.

Tyrone Leonardis – Leonardis had 19 disposals and kicked a goal.

Darcy Cameron – Cameron had 20 disposals, 8 marks and 22 hitouts.

Samuel Fisher – Had an equal team high 34 disposals, along with 5 marks and kicked 1.1

Toby Pink – Booted 6 goals straight, along with 17 disposals and 8 marks.



Both WA sides tasted defeat in Round 4 of the WAFL, with the Peel Thunder losing to Subiaco by 15

points and East Perth going down to Clarement by 36 points, with EP now winless from their first 4



Peel Thunder (Fremantle)

Sean Darcy – Darcy had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 18 hitouts.

Luke Strnadica – Strdnadica had just 8 disposals, 2 hitouts and booted a goal.


East Perth (West Coast)

Will Schofield – Schofield had 18 disposals and 3 tackles.

Fraser McInnes – McInnes had 18 hitouts as well as 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Paddy Brophy – Brophy had just 15 disposals and 3 marks against Claremont.

Thomas Gorter – Gorter ended with 17 disposals and 6 marks.

Francis Watson – Watson kicked a goal, along with 24 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles.

Malcolm Karpany – Karpany had 22 disposals and 2 marks.

Daniel Venables – The Eagles 1 st round pick this year, Venables kicked 2 goals, along with 13

disposals and 3 tackles.

Kurt Mutimer – Mutimer had 23 disposals and 7 tackles for East Perth.

Luke Partington – Had the 2 nd most disposals for EP behind Dom Sheed (who had 37), Partington had

29 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Tom Lamb – Lamb kicked just 1.1, along with 8 disposals and 3 marks against Claremont.


And that’s it from me for this week, but we’ll be back again next Tuesday with more rookie scouting for you all. 

Twitter: @BarronVonCrow


nevo · 11/04/2017 at 10:02

Pickett, stewart or mcgrath
Who do i trade out and who would replace

    Kev · 11/04/2017 at 10:42

    Newman is the must have for the week. McGrath still has some coin left in him so it's a toss up between Pickett and Stewart. Probably Pickett as Stewart has at least shown he is capable of a 60

      Nevo · 11/04/2017 at 10:51

      Who would I replace for Pickett though?

        Kev · 11/04/2017 at 10:59

        You can't swing him with Hibbo jnr?

        Pickett out > Hibbo into the mids > Newman in

        If you don't have Hibbo makes things a bit less clear. Either hold or maybe Fox

          Youngster · 11/04/2017 at 16:21

          Is it worth keeping Hibbo for his DPP even though he's not playing… At least Picket (as useless as he is) is getting a game. Thoughts?

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 10:59

    Keep all. If you don't have Newman get him in for stewart

TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 10:03


YOU asked for it so here it is.
I’m going to use a Happy Gilmore theme throughout the year just for a bit of fun.
Well it was hot in the kitchen this weekend, except in Melbourne where it was bucketing down. Wasn’t it great to see good old fashioned footy at the G? Nothing fancy or pretty just get down and dirty and move the ball forward. An old fashioned scrap.
Round 3 kicked off with our first head to head matches in leagues across this great competition.
There were some ding dong battles in the Happy Place some going right down to the wire.
Infact most results were decided in the last game of the round it was that close. I know my battle with Kev was!
But when the dust had settled the winners were:


SC Addict 2,189 Def LEK 2,164
Dontblushbaby 2,236 Def Liam 2,132
INPieman 2,107 Def BVC 2,044
TRIGGER HAPPY 2,208 Def Kev 2,174
Billy 2,342 Def Rick Grimes 2,262
Mo 2,344 Def Gator 2,156
Jock 2,210 Def Neilsdemonsdelights 2,156
Tophawk 2,249 Def Shake n Bake 2,242
Swans2012 2,127 Def Patch 1,992

As you can see there were some really close games with only 7 points separating Tophawk and Shake n Bake.
I think Doc might have just got hawk over the line.
The father pulled the winning move by starting Newman on the field. Not sure if he went early and traded him in but saw enough to start him on the ground. I think just about every supercoach in the country will copy suit this week.

Probably the unluckiest player was Rick Grimes who had a great score and would have beaten most opposition but came up against the mighty Mo who punched out a cracking score of 2,344 which took the honour of highest score for the league by 2 points over Billy. These boys must have selected the right rookies on ground and avoided the injury carnage especially big Maxy. Most of us however like the majority of teams either started the wrong rookie, had a misfiring premo or had an injury during a game.

League ranking 157.

Biggest drop in Price
Ol mate Ryan Griffen. Though he did hurt his ankle.

And the award goes to: (lowest scoring premo – starting price > $480k) and not injured during game
Josh Caddy – 35 SC points.

Jock has also set up a JR community Group where any team can join and compete against one another under groups:
Overall JR Group Leaders:
Well done Brendan – Team Sheeds leading all and sundry community group members with an overall rank of 22.
Hopefully one of this great community can be standing on the winner’s dais at the end of the year!

Good luck to all.

    LoganJosh7 · 11/04/2017 at 10:48

    how do i join the group? supercoach only tells me i can create a group or log in with facebook or twitter?

    Kev · 11/04/2017 at 10:50

    Nice round up, Trig. Been off licking the wounds over the weekend. Gator next for me, should be interesting as we have very similar starting squads.

    hedski · 11/04/2017 at 10:58

    What happened to Gaveday Trig?
    Wish I hadda stayed in..oh well.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 13:39

      He kinda fell off the radar.
      I had a spot for him but in the end didn't join.
      you were in and out about 10 times I reckon.
      in the end it was out.

        hedski · 11/04/2017 at 13:44

        Ha ha, twice, yes i was a goose, all good in a few leagues already.

    Derek · 11/04/2017 at 11:03

    Nice work TH

    Patch · 11/04/2017 at 11:11

    Oh boy my shame is on display for all to see this week

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 11:16

      Name and Shame Patch no where to hide.
      Though you did have big Maxy so half excused.
      You made a lot of teams feel better about their score this week, always helping … 🙂

        Patch · 11/04/2017 at 12:19

        Yes… I took one for the team. Yes, that's exactly what I did… yes, that'll do

          Swans2012 · 11/04/2017 at 20:28

          I got lucky hitting you this week patch, I had a bad week but still just fell in! At the end of the day I think we all know that this game still has that unknown percentage of luck each week…

      FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:23

      You'll bounce back and huge this week mate.

      Randomcliche2 · 12/04/2017 at 20:14

      My score was close to BVC's so thanks for making me feel a little better….even if that wasn't your intent…..bring on Rnd 4. Gawn to Witts for me. Who are you hitting up?

    INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 12:55

    Nice Trig. Can't believe I won a game after such a poor week. I haven't even looked at league results except hearing from those that knocks me over. Onto round 4

    Top hawk · 11/04/2017 at 14:39

    Thanks for the wrap up Trigger! You were spot on about the Doc getting me over the line against Shake and Bake. I did not think I was going to get there. A late intercept mark and crucial contested handball in the last couple of minutes got me home. It was as tight as a fishes backside! Nice to get off to a winning start.Bring on round 2. Cheers. Tophawk

    Shake n bake · 11/04/2017 at 16:26

    Went down by 7! Why didn't l draw any other of the 13 teams l could of got over! Bloody Higgins 2 100+ games then a 56!! Well done Hawk now I've got Mo. Mo had SPS 116 well done.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 23:00

      Reckon that will be the first of many times you curse Shaun "Bloody" Higgins

    John James · 11/04/2017 at 22:26

    Thank's for the info about the JR Community Group,just joined coming 39th,with an overall rank of 3761 after scoring 2240 last round,so happy with that.

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 23:01

      Nice one JJ

        John James · 12/04/2017 at 00:05

        Thank's Trigger Happy,was around the 10,000 mark last year until the byes which I wasn't prepared for since I was trying to save trades at the time,ended up around the 20,000 mark after the byes and pretty much stayed there,did win one of my League GF though,so that was something at least.I have improved each year so far,so hoping to keep that up,all the best for the rest of the season TH.

    neil Demons Delight · 12/04/2017 at 09:02

    Nice summary TRIG The Father done me with a great move NEWMAN no wonder he is the Father Of Fantasy Good STUFF mate look forward to it

    Moustachio · 12/04/2017 at 20:12

    On ya Trig. Not sure how I feel being out in front too early, need to do a Pharlap and come from the pack closer to the end :p

The Nank · 11/04/2017 at 10:13

Not sure what to do. Thinking of these 3 options. Opinions appreciated

Option 1 – Omeara to Newman & Ryder to Dusty & hold Hibberd until next rookie on bubble comes

Option 2 – Omeara to Swallow & Hibberd to Newman – hold ryder on bench for a week

option 3 – Ryder to Witts & Hibberd to Newman – hold omeara

    Kev · 11/04/2017 at 10:56


    O'Meara should be able to hit his 60 b.e this week. He just had a shocker against the Suns and he wasn't alone. Ryder will miss this week and already has a b.e above his average. May very well be a slow burn to get him up to 500k

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:02


    LoganJosh7 · 11/04/2017 at 16:12

    none – trade with injuries and selctions 🙂

Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 10:15

Brilliant as always Barron.
What do you think Darcy Cameron's chances are of a call up? Looks like he played well.

I'm thinking Goldy to Cameron this week.

Still have Sandi, Preuss and Nank so don't need Cameron to play but some cash gen would be nice, otherwise I might as well bring in Strnadica.

Plan is I'll then have $630,000 warchest and pounce on Hanners at a big discount the week after.

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:04

    Godly to Cameron you gotta be joking. Grundy? Wits? Preuss? Martin? Sandi? Just pick and choose, pick and choose.

      Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 11:22

      As stated I already have Preuss and Sandi. And Nank up forward.

      Goldy down to Witts will make me some cash but I would then have to trade out Taranto for Hanners the following week. Goldy to Cameron would give me enough coin to trade out whoever I want (Pickett most likely) for Hanners.

      All about the classic supercoach strategy of selling high (Goldy before price drop) and buying low (Hanners after price drop).

crusher · 11/04/2017 at 10:18

goldy to roo & Tarranto to Newman bang

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:05


Choice · 11/04/2017 at 10:27

Great article, cheers!
Definitely going Hibberd to Newman
But really unsure about who to go Gawn to:
Riewoldt (Already traded him out to Franklin)
Murphy orrrrr
Put Gawn on the bench and play Preuss and trade Taranto to Swallow…..

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:10

    Gawn to Swallow is an option!!! But if you want to be a bit safer I'd suggest Murphy much to the dislike of the community, next up on my list would be Bonts, third I would trade reiwoldt back in before next weeks price change. If roo goes up by even 10k then it will be harder to upgrade later in the season. And he's projected to go up 30k. But, Murphy and Bonita are higher because they will most likely score more.

      Choice · 11/04/2017 at 12:23

      Thanks for the reply, didn't think about Gawn to Swallow!
      I guess it's down to Cash in the bank plus a need to trade later
      or save the trade down the track with no cash.
      I'm so hesitant on Murphy with his inability to fight a tag.
      Do you think Witts or Swallow has better cash generation?
      Or do you think save the trade and just get in Bont or Pendles? ( or even Dusty)

        Steve · 11/04/2017 at 15:10

        I went Dusty

        Dildor · 11/04/2017 at 15:55

        Damn i never thought of gawn to swallow, i really like it

        Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 16:02

        Bont sounds very good since they can't tag him

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:11

    Ohh… and fawn is out for 12 weeks

LoganJosh7 · 11/04/2017 at 10:29

Who is the best rookie to come in this week for the mid or fwd lines?
or is it a save the trade situation?
already gone newman with my first

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:11

    Look at the prioritieslist on this article

    SF4 · 11/04/2017 at 20:43

    Don't trade in any of the current mid or fwds on the bubble, their should be some better options to appear later down the track.

WillHunters · 11/04/2017 at 10:45

Thank you Barron. Another amazing rookie scout article. Great job mate

WillsHunters · 11/04/2017 at 10:50

I've dropped Hurley for Newman. Generated some cash and dropped Yeager bomb to Dusty. He's going to be a must have imo. Maybe number 1 SuperCoach scorer this year.

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:13

    3 rounds… Danger will be the best because of his consistency but that only. Dusty will be the best VC option of the year

Derek · 11/04/2017 at 11:02

I'm surprised Spencer isn't cheaper. He would have been an option if he was $50k cheaper

    Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:18

    Spencer is still an option if he gets named as a lone ruckman. But maybe a downgrade target for round 5/6

      Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 12:32

      The only problem with Spencer is that he simply can't play……..

      I know we like to make things as complicated as we can ….but…..

      Surely picking blokes who are no good at football can't really be a viable strategy…..

      Can it?????

        FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:27

        Funny and true

        Derek · 11/04/2017 at 15:48

        very good point

        Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 16:04

        Lone ruckman should get at least 70 a round just by the amount of opportunities they have

          Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 16:15

          Lobbe proved last year that is not always true.

        neil Demons Delight · 12/04/2017 at 09:07

        Melbourne people know that Tibor ur spot on but hope I am proved wrong

Kev · 11/04/2017 at 11:06

Brilliant as always, Barron. Atley and Wigg standouts from around the grounds. Eye on Francis Watson too ever since I dragged him in a preseason writeup and he scored 80-odd, Needs to upgraded though.

Perryman a 153k def/mid. Might be a shot with GWS' injury woes

TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 11:07

Love the rookie writeup
I feel the old switcheroo may happen this weekend.
Bowes out, Brodie in. Watch Brodie. Big fan.

Patch · 11/04/2017 at 11:11

Barron, you're the best.


Tyruddanaut · 11/04/2017 at 11:14

How long until we rid of Marchbank? I'm thinking maybe even next round but not sure

    Beady Eye · 11/04/2017 at 11:29

    Given his BE is 25 and this is the first bad score he's had (in rubbish conditions no less) I'd say you're a touch premature.

    Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 13:02

    I was hoping he might be ok right through until port and suns return from their early bye…… been ok so far at what I paid I can forgive one lesser performance

    INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 14:57

    That was the worst conditions imaginable for an intercept marking defender. If he produces a similar result at Ethihad this week then consider a cull if his BE is higher than his AV. But I think he will do well again & calm will be restored

Jason · 11/04/2017 at 11:16

What are peoples thoughts on Newman for either Hibberd or Smith ? Should i trade Smith cause he is injured and hope Hibberd gets a recall soon or trade Hibberd and use Smith as an EMG loophole ?

Luskin Star · 11/04/2017 at 11:21

Had planned Hibberd to Newman and an upgrade in def to a premo. Gawn going down stuffed that.

Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 11:23

Great news guys, Pickett has upped his scoring in EVERY SINGLE GAME. Amazing selection.

Tommo09 · 11/04/2017 at 11:30

O'Meara, Hibberd(Def) or Smith out for Newman?

    FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:28

    I think Smith. Omeara still a chance to erupt

The Ranger · 11/04/2017 at 11:43

Thanks Barron, great work as always.
I need the Community's help this week as I'm out of town from Thursday (before teams are named) until Monday with no internet access.
Who to put on the pine and who to put the E on?
DEF Hampton, Otten, Marchbank, Newman, Stewart
MID SPP, SPS, Barrett, Berry, Pickett
FWD Butler,Taranto, Parfitt, Houston, Eddy

Any help much appreciated.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 11:47

    I think is is just about right
    with only change swap Hampton and newman based on scoring history.,
    E on Hampton
    E on Barrett
    E on Parfitt

      The Ranger · 11/04/2017 at 12:19

      Thanks Trig.
      Stewart, Berry, Picket and Eddy are obvious pine choices.
      Newman v Hampton and Parfitt v Houston onfield are the ones I'm unsure of.
      Mind you Taranto could easily score lower then both Houston and Parfitt!

    FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:35

    DEF Otten, Marchbank, Newman
    FWD Butler,Parfitt, Houston

    E on Hampton, Barrett & TT

    Hampton could come in for Newman if more comfortable.


      The Ranger · 11/04/2017 at 14:49

      Thanks FC. Think I'm happy with newman on field over Hampton.
      Which FWD to put the E on is gonna take a bit more thinking.

Jess · 11/04/2017 at 12:13

I've downgraded Shaw to Newman and upgraded Taranto to Dusty… not sure of this one yet… Or should I download Goldstein to Witts? I have Sandi in and Preuss on the bench

    DacZawson · 11/04/2017 at 13:10

    Don't touch Shaw, not worth the trade.

    FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:37

    Shaw not a good trade. Bring Newman in for anyone else. Like goldy to Witts.

Jono · 11/04/2017 at 12:16

Dusty v Bont? Brining in one this week but which one?

    Choice · 11/04/2017 at 12:27

    Yeah good question, Dusty might yoyo a bit but gees he's gone 'nanas so far

    FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:38

    Bont for me. Similar average and bont is still warming up.

    Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 13:52

    Pretty much a dead heat for mine….. I have the same call to make and I'm going for dusty purely because this works in best with my other premos in the bye weeks

      Jono · 11/04/2017 at 18:00

      Thanks for comments…it's a dead heat!

    HarleyC · 11/04/2017 at 19:36

    Bont because he scores well even if he doesn't rack up 30 touches. Bags a goal and has good DE. If dusty only collects 20 he will score much less Bont would if he collected 20.

    John James · 13/04/2017 at 00:12

    Maybe just toss a coin,both would be good to have,I traded in Bont last week,looking at Dusty this week.Bont is cheaper and supposed to go up in price more than Dusty if that means anything.In the end I don't think you can go wrong with either.

Tom · 11/04/2017 at 12:53

Is going Ryder to Nank a good trade? Ryder has only been given the one week suspension but I'm still tempted to sideways him to Nank who has a BE of just 17 (Ryder's is 84).

    FCAbel · 11/04/2017 at 13:39

    Great trade

    Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:23

    Just do it now.

INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 12:56

Amazing as always BVC. No mention of Luke Ryan. Did he play?

    bob the builder · 11/04/2017 at 13:16

    Yeah he had his second run since recovering from ankle i think, not sure how he went.

      INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 14:08

      For whatever reason he missed last weeks game. Looked it up. Hope he's not injured again

Skunk Cut · 11/04/2017 at 13:08

How do I use the DPP option to trade O'Meara out of my mids transfer Hibbo to mid and bring in Newman to Defence?

    DacZawson · 11/04/2017 at 13:12

    Click trade on O'Meara. The page that pops up should have a list of all your players on the left hand side. Click the S button next to Hibberd. After that the players available for selection should be all defenders, so go find Newman

    hedski · 11/04/2017 at 13:16

    Hit trade on JOM, scroll down to your team, hit the S next to Hibbo then hit trade in defender.

      Skunk Cut · 11/04/2017 at 14:52

      Thanks guys worked like a charm

bob the builder · 11/04/2017 at 13:17

Would it be smarter to trade Gawn to a Forward via Nank, or to Grundy/Stef Martin

    DacZawson · 11/04/2017 at 14:50

    Both Grundy and Martin are cheap for what they can produce, so are likely to rise in price, making them more difficult to get in later.
    Forwards on the other hand tend to fall in price at various stages of the season due to a lack of goals or drop in form.
    Because of this I reckon bringing in Grundy or Martin is the better choice.
    If you do bring in a forward make sure they are the very top of their position (eg. Riewoldt or Dahlhaus) instead of a speculative pick (Higgins, Miller etc.)

    mersey · 12/04/2017 at 09:45

    I,d keep Nank in the forwards as he is a top forward option. Not many will average over 100 over the season. Upgrade your rucks where there are more options for 100+ players

Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 13:24

Big Max out for pruess frees up plenty. $$$. Preuss on the pine with Nankilands rucking. This allows JOM to be given the flick for,


The Bont

Zach Merrett.

Any advice appreciated

Given all premos picking with a pick and stick mentality, Dusty works best for my byes strategy given my other premo players but getting the best option is more than a bye strategy.

    David · 11/04/2017 at 13:56

    I'd get on the Champion Data lovechild Bont, that's assuming you are not interested in Shaun Higgins. I'm actually backing Higgins in to outscore the Bont this Friday night even with his Champion Data little helpers. I reckon Dusty will come back to the earth at some point and will be available much cheaper later in the season and Zerrett is more a Dream Team selection in my book.

      Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 14:59

      The Bont is very tempting I like him and champion data like him nearly as much as the umpires, across a full season might be better than dusty but dusty is looking nearly as good as danger at the moment and slots in nicely with other premos for me at bye time. I'd agree Merrett a step back from these two.

      The dr said not to think about Higgins or I have to go back into counselling and I can't afford that at the moment. Higgins. No no no no no,

      Now I can't drive for two days

        Shep · 11/04/2017 at 18:41

        Bont. Only needs 20 posies and his good for 120+

      DacZawson · 11/04/2017 at 15:20

      Seems like a lot of guesswork David.
      – Higgins averages 86.5 against the Dogs.
      – Bont averages 125.7 against the Roos.
      – Even if Dusty "comes back to earth", it'd take a brave man to bet against him averaging less than 110, more likely to get closer to 115, meaning he is a great option.
      – Merrett averaging 112 so far this year, averaged 111.5 last year, making fantasy irrelevant as he is clearly a solid Supercoach option.

      Personally Tibor I'd go for The Bont ever so slightly ahead of Dusty and then Merrett a step back behind those two.

        Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 16:01

        Thanks I reckon that's pretty right, the only little plus for the dusty pick is the bye round management, Probably too early to worry about that and just go the better player.. still such a close call so factor in a small price diff and the fact dusty is a bit nutty. .sleeping on that

    Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:21

    Either or depending on byes. Dusty will spud up sometime soon. His disposal efficiency can be nasty. But higher ceiling.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 11/04/2017 at 16:25

    Go the pod go zerrett

    Won't let you down ultra consistent and having heppell and Watson back means he will never see a tag.
    Kicks a lot.
    Precision kicks good d e
    What's not to like?

      Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 19:24

      Fair call on the lack of tag but I reckon they tag cotch before dusty also. I am only very recently coming around to Merrett after all he plays for Essendon and I'm a realist and they are what they are when it's all said and done

Rivo · 11/04/2017 at 13:31

Hibberd or Stewart to Newman is a no brainer, however the Gawn trade options abound. I have Nank at F3 with Strnadica R3 loop. Sandi is R2. Any Help appereciated….

1. Hibberd & Gawn to S.Martin & Newman; or
2. Hibberd & Gawn to Grundy & Newman;
3. Hibberd & Gawn to Roo & Newman;
4. Stewart & Gawn to Bont & Newman;
5. Stewart & Gawn to Dusty & Newman.

    hedski · 11/04/2017 at 13:43

    If your moving Nank up you'll want a fwd.
    I've gone Witt's and banked cash for an upgrade next week.

      Dutch · 11/04/2017 at 15:37

      Of the options listed I would choose 2 – but like Hedski I will be going Witts at this stage

    Steven Jurica · 11/04/2017 at 13:56

    I have the same conundrum this week. Stewart stays for now so that elimates 4 and 5. I think you need to bring in a ruckman as their scoring is heavily increased by the ability to score from hitouts so that eliminates option 3. Stef Martin looks to be back to his high possie, high hitout best so it's option 1 for me.

    In addition, buying Dusty, Bont, Roo and Grundy at those elevated prices is not how you win Supercoach.

    INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 14:11

    Stewart is a warm body, unless he gets dropped. I'd go option 2

      Rivo · 11/04/2017 at 14:26

      Thanks INP. So it comes down to Grundy v Stef. Both have risks with back up inclusions in Cox & Smith. Stef flying early but which is the long term keeper?

        INPieman · 11/04/2017 at 14:35

        The problem with Stef that I would lose sleep over is we have conclusive evidence when Archie Smith plays old Stef's scores halve. It's not nearly as bad when Cox chops out for Grundy. Hence why Grundy recommendation

          Rivo · 11/04/2017 at 14:49

          Understand. Is Smith available or injured? Or is he just a back up for injury replacement?

            Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 16:20

            He is just a back-up.
            Unfortunately Brisbane has a history of pretending he is not a back-up.

Borko · 11/04/2017 at 13:54

Pickett -> Newman (via Hibbo)
Tarranto -> SPS

Have 29 trades left … Two well performing rookies (100s in their 3 week rotation) for two poor rookies.

My only concern is paying overs for SPS but really just a $30k loss over same trade last week … and Hibbo will be a good loophole with SPP, Parfitt & Barrett for a few weeks (not R4 or R7).


    DacZawson · 11/04/2017 at 14:53

    Despite the price difference between SPS and Taranto being small, I think you have missed the boat.
    Also remember that SPS scored in the 50's the previous 2 weeks so don't go chasing points.
    Regarding your first trade, do you want Hibberd as a loophole? Otherwise I'd keep Pickett and go Hibberd –> Newman

frogger · 11/04/2017 at 14:01

The ghost of John Olson was a great touch in a top write-up.
The caution on Preuss is interesting.
Came within a whisker of going Pickett -> Preuss last week, decided not to on the same rationale and regret not having pulled the trigger.

shags · 11/04/2017 at 14:10

Dusty or Sloane who to get in decisions decisions.

    Harley · 11/04/2017 at 14:37

    Sloane for me, just. More consistent I reckon. Dusty has had started unbelievably well like sloane but has a history of up and down scores. Can't go wrong with either though.

    Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 16:27

    Both good picks genuine premo….

    Dusty has looked awesome but not sure if he trails off. Sloane definitely plays in a better side , unless your a tiger and buy into the latest false dawn, Usually the bloke in the better team is a good way to separate imo. Does one of them make more sense with your other premos once the bye weekends come around?

Xan · 11/04/2017 at 15:48

Should I trade in Sloane for Jaeger? I have over 300k in the bank.

    Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:19

    Sloane or Murph.
    Or wait another week to check out hanners

    whatyasmokin · 11/04/2017 at 16:25

    Sloane, Bont, Pendles, Martin? Or as stated hanners next week for cheap

jonty · 11/04/2017 at 16:00

thoughts on treloar to murphy? is that too sideways
it gives me an extra 70k and murphy is averaging 20 points more

    Lazza · 11/04/2017 at 16:03

    Treloar will average higher than Murphy over the season.

    Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:13

    Too sideways. Treloar will improve. He's not scoring badly. He's getting the ball. The moment his efficiency picks up will gain another 10 to 20 points.

    whatyasmokin · 11/04/2017 at 16:26

    It's a downgrade I reckon.

Dildor · 11/04/2017 at 16:03

So i had an idea and would like so feedback.

Thinking of Omera out for Newman via hibberd swing, which would mean holding hibberd for an extra week before trading to another rook on the bubble in the midfield. This builds me a good amount of cash.
Then i can trade Gawn out for Swallow, swinging nankervis into the ruck, meaning one of parfitt/picket/hannan spend an extra week on the forward line field before using the 530k gained in these trades to upgrade one to an elite premium next week.


    Dildor · 11/04/2017 at 16:09

    Alternatively i could pick up a keeper in the midfield for instead of swallow but i like the idea of swallow making me around 200k

    Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:32

    I started with swallow so happy. Except I had him on the bench for Pepper pig last week 🙁 would not bring swallow in now though. If you didn't start with him same reasons still apply.

      Dildor · 11/04/2017 at 16:37

      Did start with him, was a very late trade out for Omera one he was withdrawn, looks like he will make plenty of dosh

Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:10

Is Murphy a genuine top 8 to 10 mid? Yes or no? Cash is no object. Do I pick him up now or not

    Steeeve · 11/04/2017 at 16:18

    Looking good so far but I'm waiting another week and getting Hannebery for $530k. Extra $20,000 for a bloke who is proven to average over 110 the past two years. Murphy hasn't come close to that average for five full seasons.

      Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:27

      Thanks. That was another option. JOM won't decrease any more and may surprise me.

      Scott · 13/04/2017 at 01:05

      Yep, Hannebery with a B/E of 144 this week is a defo for next week!

      Can't believe Murphy can keep this up.

      Surely one week Dusty must have a bad game or 2 sometime and then bang bang or is he the next dependleberry?

    Tibor · 11/04/2017 at 16:22

    Better options available especially if you can spend a bit more, Murph has looked good last two weeks when opposition defensive effort targeted Simpson, if and when that goes back to Murph I am betting against him. If you can stretch to a genuine premon then that is what I would do

    whatyasmokin · 11/04/2017 at 16:28

    Nope missed the boat I reckon.

Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:17

At the start of the season the community recommended Witts over Pruest to me. Very happy with that. Think Witts will be more consistent. He was gonna sit on the bench as I ran nankilands. Moved Nank forward and now running Sandiwitts with Strd as loophole. Thank you community.

    whatyasmokin · 11/04/2017 at 16:27

    Same combo since round one, love it probably the cheapest I've ever got my rucks with good scoring.

Neverweaken · 11/04/2017 at 16:29

Last question for the day. Stewart to Newman or BMurph to Newman as a corrective. BMurph seems to being pinch hitting all over the place. Not the def I expected

undypuncher · 11/04/2017 at 17:16

Thiughts on ribbie fox should he be on our radar?

Pman · 11/04/2017 at 17:58

I've locked in Hibberd for Newman this week which is a no brainer but a bit unsure on swapping the disppointing JOM for D Swallow? I make about $40K and think Swallow will score more and make $$ quicker but are a bit worried it's a potential wasted trade if Swallow gets injured again. What re people's thought, is JOM a bust and has to go and if so is Swallow a good replacement? I only have $7k in the bank so can't turn JOM into Murphy or anyone else of note.

    WhatsaFtumch · 11/04/2017 at 19:17

    I'm making the same trade except I have to get rid of J Smith so he's making way for Newman…I don't think JOM is a bust so much as I think Swallow will make me a lot more money much more quickly and since they're not going to be keepers and are mid-price stepping stones then it really has to be about cash generation (Swallow scoring higher at the moment is a bonus)

Jono · 11/04/2017 at 18:22

Considering Gawn to Stef and 2E to Newman…no other real downgrade options to bring in Newman

Shep · 11/04/2017 at 18:36

Big call but Tuohy to Newman to free up cash and hopefully average 90? Anyone think Newman can sustain his output? Looking to eye of Shaw and Laird in few weeks.

    BlueBoy · 11/04/2017 at 19:23

    Doing the same thing but I wouldn't count on him averaging that much. Offset it by swapping Pickett for Swallow in the midfield. Newman should be viewed as a pure cash cow. Hopefully he keeps his spot for a few weeks and I'll be grabbing Doc soon as I can.

WhatsaFtumch · 11/04/2017 at 18:42

J Smith to Newman and O'Meara to Swallow for me…still have Hibberd in mids but may hang onto him for now for a mid-def swing with Adams if necessary in future unless a better (irresistable) option presents itself…hoping Hibberd gets at least another couple of (good) games to at least make a bit of cash…dodged the Gawn bullet with Martin and Sandi in ruck but have missed the Nank train…oh well

    John James · 11/04/2017 at 22:04

    Exactly what I'm doing as well,was considering JOM to Dusty but at least I can make some cash with Swallow and get Dusty in a few weeks time after my rookies have made some dough.

Shane · 11/04/2017 at 19:01

Who do i trade this week i have Hibberd in DEF at moment and picket in forward thoughts what to do newman in for hibberd?

    SF4 · 11/04/2017 at 20:39

    Hibberd for Newman is a good shout

PetrovK · 11/04/2017 at 20:51

Who is a good VC option this week who can run into Danger as C.

Franklin to bounce back from a shocker 250th.
Bont to take control on Good Friday.
Have a crack on Fyfe.
Dependlebury and take his 120-140.
Treloar to blow away the critics and have a huge one.

Right now I have Bont as VC and Danger as C. So far ive been rolling with Pendles as VC and it has been working.

Kevdog · 12/04/2017 at 10:22

Thoughts on this trade:

Smith to Newman and Matt Crouch to Josh Kelly with 106k left in the bank.

John James · 12/04/2017 at 16:59

Thinking that I need to trade out either JOM or Pickett,for either Hayward or Fox,can only do one since I have already traded out Smithy for Newman.My main reason is to make some cash as quickly as I can,none of JOM or Pickett will do that,but Hayward and Fox are both on the bubble,my only concern is job security.What do you think ?

    Pman · 12/04/2017 at 19:54

    I've traded JOM to Swallow as I have no cash go anyone better but I'd hold JOM this week unless you turn him into Swallow or even a Murphy or a Premo. He stunk it up last week and should lift this week and pass his BE of 58 and has great JS. Hold Picket for a week and assess how Balic (Mid/Fwd) goes and trade next week. Not sold on Hayward ot Fox.

      John James · 12/04/2017 at 21:49

      Hi Pman was looking at Swallow,but they have him down as injured for some reason,so going to my plan B and will be trading in Dusty,miss out on the cash but save a trade,also leaves me with not much cash so my rookies better start moving in the right direction.

        Russ in W.A · 12/04/2017 at 22:40

        Giday John, he just copped a corked thigh last week, but from what I've read, he's expected to play..has to pass a fitness test though.

          John James · 12/04/2017 at 23:55

          Thank's for that Russ,a bit to think about then,JOM will be getting the boot from ''Black Flag'' just have to work out the best replacement,rookie>Fox,midpricer>Swallow or premo>Dusty. So Fox will give me the cash,but maybe only for 4 weeks,Swallow cash and hopefully someone that can stay at M7 for a while and Dusty gives me scoring power and one less trade.So in the end it's cash v trades.

Sam · 12/04/2017 at 20:17

Should i get rid of Hibberd for Newman
Switch Hibberd to my mid and rid of Mountford for Newman

Whose most likely to come back into the north side?

    John James · 13/04/2017 at 00:02

    Hibberd would be my choice,he really was terrible in the last game he played,needs to go.

Nifty · 12/04/2017 at 22:58

Hey guys, I have to boot someone out of my leagues for fking me over, what then happens with the H2H? Do we just play as a bye?

    Russ in W.A · 13/04/2017 at 17:27

    Not sure Nifty, either you can't kick them out at all, or maybe if you can, someone who started a team this week will get slotted in.

Northerner · 13/04/2017 at 13:19

Some help please….

Hibberd is now Newman – done.
2 trades used for the year so far. $175k in kitty
Option 1: Save trades
Option 2: Steele to Roo
Option 3: Pickett to Swallow, bringing SPP (who I am comfortable with playing on field) onto my bench.

    Russ in W.A · 13/04/2017 at 17:25

    Hey Northener, My call would be option 1: As nice as it would be to have Roo, Steele's averaging 88, which is pretty good, and he could just be getting warmed up.
    Pickett to Swallow would be most of your money gone, for a guy who may or may not outscore Powell Pepper..which is why I'd pass on that one too.

raffaruci · 14/04/2017 at 10:27

A little help boys, Swallow or Murph for Jaeger, 200k vs 5k in kitty, leave Gawn on bench and hope Dusty's price doesnt rise too much
Or Dustin in for Gawn nothing in kitty? Suggestions appreciated

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