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Round 5 Supercoach Panic Room

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I’ve just about had it with Supercoach this year.

These past two rounds have been dirty. Ugly. Unimpressive. While some blokes and Sheila’s are strutting out 2200s and 2300s, my average score from the last two rounds has been my year of birth. It’s a bad number. Considering Carlton won a premiership the year I was born, I’m not sure anything good actually comes out of that particular number.

After leaving the state for the Easter break, I rolled away the stone on Monday, took one look at my Supercoach score, and rolled that stone right back into place. That ‘refreshing break’ didn’t quite work, and now I need to try a little harder.

So I’m leaving the country for a few weeks, to try and find inner peace, maturity and the perfect forward structure in the peaks of New Zealand. I will be leaving the Panic Room in the more than capable hands of Kev – who had a beautiful pre-season for the community, and more importantly has an encyclopaedic knowledge of every Simpsons quote ever. Now, let us lose our tiny little minds.

THE NEWS

HOLY TOLEDO BATMAN, IT’S CARNAGE OUT THERE!
Newman. Taranto. Fox. Florent. Pruess. HARLEY BLOODY BALIC. All dropped*.

 

(*Balic is listed as a hip. With all the fibre of my being I want to believe Ross is playing one last practical joke on us, but we don’t know. Also Taranto is being rested. So I’m exaggerating but let me have my panic. Please. It’s all I’ve got left.)

AND THE CARNAGE ISN’T OVER YET!

We’ve only had 7 games announced. Richmond and Melbourne will be announced some time on Saturday, with the ANZAC day lineups to arrive 5pm AEST which is very, very irritating. I’ve shot Gil a text, but considering he doesn’t know who I am, it’s probably not going to result in anything but my number being blocked. So, what do we know?

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE.

UPDATE: Dustin Martin is fighting to be fit to Monday’s match, with Damien Hardwick saying he’s in doubt.

Hawthorn have brought back their high-profile recruit… Tyrone Vickery.

They’ve left Jaeger O’Maera out for ANOTHER WEEK. I told you. I told you all! That knee isn’t worth the cello-tape it’s held together with.

Tom Hickey has been rested from Sunday’s clash with Geelong, causing CARNAGE in some ruck lines. David Armitage will also miss with a groin complaint, while James Parsons and Sam Menegola from Geelong will also miss with suspension. Parsons in particular looks a good rookie downgrade when he returns.

Sydney have ditched a trio of rookies, with Robbie Fox, Oliver Florent and astonishingly Nic Newman have all been dumped from the side due to take on GWS over the weekend. Flabbergasting. Tim Taranto has been rested from the same game.

Matthew Kruezer will miss this week due to some generic ruck injury that ruckmen get, as will Dale Thomas – not that anyone will be too concerned by the latter. Carlton have also named their sixth debutant for the year, with Cam Polson at 117k in the forward line coming into the side to take on Port Adelaide.

Port have kept Sam Powell-Pepper despite rumours he’d be in the Magoos, and have regained Paddy Ryder.

Brisbane have selected a bunch of irrelevant players to come into their side for a whole other bunch of other footballers, who are also irrelevant to Supercoach, ignoring the one relevant one in Jake Barrett despite his 160 Supercoach points in the NEAFL last week.

Brad Crouch comes into a midfield which will absolutely DESTROY the Suns on Saturday, and with no key defenders, Tex Walker could be a viable captaincy option.

Ed Vickers-Willis has been named for the Roos after a good showing in the seconds, which would be useful if we had any f*^&ing trades left, and Sam Mitchell hasn’t recovered from nearly breaking his leg last week. They don’t make footballers like they used to – Jock played 4 games through 2 broken legs and a punctured lung after being hit by a truck just before Bonbeach’s 1987 finals campaign.

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW, BUT THINK WE KNOW: Teams for ANZAC Day will be announced tomorrow night, to the frustration of literally everyone.

However, we can make a few speculations before they’re confirmed. Essendon are hinting at naming small defender Ben McNiece for his debut after he had 23 touches and 9 marks in round one of the VFL.

Nathan Buckley has also hinted that Josh Daicos could make his debut, and I’ve also heard rumours that it’s a sure thing he’ll debut on ANZAC day, but these have been quashed. If they are both named, we’ll monitor them over the next few weeks and snap ‘em up if need be.

I’d be (pleasantly) surprised if Mitch Hannan keeps his spot after a few quiet games for the Dees, too.

TRADING PLACES

Few rookies on the horizon, and the only bubble boy I’d consider this week is Harley Balic. If you ask me about Brandon Matera, I’m going to tell you to not select him. Even as a cash generator. Pass.

EDDIE MURPHYS

-64 – Nic Newman*
-63 – Brandon Matera
-59 – James Parsons*
-53 – Tom Williamson
-45 – Robbie Fox*
-38 – Harley Balic*
-30 – Brandon Parfitt
-28 – Andy Otten
-22 – Troy Menzel
-3 – Dan Butler
4 – Andy McGrath
6 – Curtly Hampton
14 – Mitch Hannan

*not playing

DAN AYKROYDS

178 – Paddy Dangerfield
173 – Todd Goldstein
169 – Robbie Gray
163 – Sam Mitchell
152 – Scott Pendlebury
149 – Adam Treloar
146 – Bernie Vince
141 – Dyson Heppell
130 – Kade Simpson

RUCKING HELL

You know how someone may have mentioned trading Todd Goldstein out wouldn’t be the most terrible idea last week? That was the wrong call. Goldstein should be held, and while his 96 on the weekend is not what you forked out the big bucks for, Goldy spent most of the game in the ruck and should work himself back into form.

On top of this, big Brayden Pruess has been rested from this weekend’s trip to Fremantle, and if that rest is on a… more permanent… basis, that would thrust Goldmember back into contention for a top 3 ruck spot.

In Ruck news, Stefan Martin gave messiah Toby Nankervis a touch up in Brisbane on the weekend, but The Nank still managed a very respectable 91 points. Stef, however, looks like the number 1 big man in the game, with a 131-point game on the weekend. Do you know what he is? Do you want me to ask the cat, because the cat’s gonna know! He’s a BLOODY LOCK, community. Don’t you know a lock when you see it?

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The Big Mummy has had two weeks in a row of 130+ scores, with Shane Mumford busting out a 135 against Port this week. I wouldn’t be moving to bring him in any time soon, but one to watch around the byes as a point of difference selection. Currently the #2 ruckman in the comp.

Brodie Grundy had a very solid 113 this weekend and won’t have let down any who brought him in for Max Gawn. However, Tom Hickey was again underwhelming with a 61. I wouldn’t blame you for ditching him, especially with him being rested this week.

On the rookie front, Jarrod Witts and Braydon Pruess didn’t reach the heights we know they can, but can hardly be accused of underdelivering. Both are plodding along adequately, albeit with Pruess being rested. I’d still hold him if he’s not onfield.

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Friday night doesn’t provide us with many options, unless you’re an owner of Marc Murphy, Ollie Wines or Robbie Gray – which not many are. Sam Docherty is also on the cards.

However, North Melbourne and Freo both play Saturday night, and for those with Strndica and/or Hibberd, that gives us a look at Tom Rockliff, Luke Dahlhaus, Rory Sloane and Gary Ablett. Three of those are very, very solid VC options, with Ablett a smokie that I wouldn’t gamble on. I’d take Sloane from that motley crew.

How he pulls up this week will impact whether or not Paddy Dangerfield gets the C *winks salaciously*. He’s been named, but I’m probably going to steer clear after he looked to be in discomfort on Monday.

Joel Selwood has had a blistering start to the year and is worthy of the orange this weekend. Scott Pendlebury loves ANZAC Day and could go very, very large, averaging 115 vs the Dons and 115 at the ‘G, but as I don’t have him, I’m handing the captaincy to Nick Riewoldt and hoping Josh Schade doesn’t shut him down like he shut Lance Franklin down a few weeks ago. Roo loves Etihad, with a 111 average at the ground and coming off a 160 a few weeks back.

Alright, that’s it from me community – I’m off to New Zealand this evening but will try and pop in this arvo in the comments.

Kev will be back next week to continue MAXIMUM PANIC, but until then, let’s pray we can survive this, the first round of true carnage for the year!

Twitter : @PatchToTheMax

 


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INPieman

The Hawks have brought Vickery in! That's downright TANKING now!!!

PJH

1st everyone hates the hawks because theyre the best , now theyre tanking after 4 losses lol

Derek

its been over 12 months since the poor hawks have won a premiership, about time they were given a priority trade.

INPieman

Derek they need a Priority pick just to have any sort of pick this year. They got nothing. Gave up 2 years worth of picks completely to get TMitch & JOM. And I for one am loving it. Saints fans salivating

gator59

Yep we sure are INP..

FetusDave

Haha great call, and hopefully. Will give the Saints the No. 1 pick next year.

Skindog

The Hawks have been tanking since last season, just so we can get back that packet of chips and the half sucked tic tac we gave up for Vickery, but nothing will. E better than watching the two drug king pins fighting over the peptides and the shards on Anzac Day,,,,

KIMMY

What about Martin to bounce back?

dont know who to trade this week, thinking of getting rid of rough and taranto but dunno who for?

Swannie

I would look at Fiorini (GC) for Taranto…

Swannie

Fiorini for Taranto – B/E -8 and looks like price up by approx $42k and hasn't been laying that bad

Swannie

That's playing

Kev

That's just one midpricer for another imo. Fiorini won't be a keeper. If you can cover Taranto then hold him.

KIMMY

Cant cover him, any options? What about rough?

KIMMY

Getting rid of rough and taranto that is

Patch

Dusty should have a better showing than last week, but with a groin niggle he wouldn't be my first choice as captain.

If you can paint the fence (one up, one down) with Rough and TT, I'd do so. You could go early on someone like Fisher, or bring in Balic hoping he comes back in next week. I'm still up in the air if I trade at all

Roj

Tom Mitchell hold or trade?

Raging Bulls

hold son.

krups

Jocks view from fox footy site:

TOM MITCHELL

WE selected Tommy as a keeper and after four games his average of 105 is at least 10 points per game off the pace.

Mitchell’s breakeven is now up to 138 this week. With another potential belting coming from the Eagles, if you hold young Tom he could drop down to the low $500k range and leave you struggling for a replacement.

Tommy, I cherish the time I spent chasing skirt in the 80s with your old man. However, in this game there is no room for sentiment. Out you go son.

undypuncher

Of your gonna go trading out every failed premo youll have no trades by the byes

Sassy foods

That's absolutely bonkers. I've got him and I'm ranked pretty high. I've got at least eight more pressing issues than tom Mitchell, being on field rookies and mid pricers that are performing well but untrustworthy.

Seriously, he is averaging 105 in a four game losing streak. What happens when they win?

krups

Just because teams win doesn't mean scores automatically go higher vs losses? Just look at Tom Rockliff last week in a losing side. In your view if Lions beat the dogs Rocklff will score higher than he did last week vs the tigers. Nope i think not. Have fun with that thought process. That is one example of many I could give.

krups

Also help if he didnt have 8 [email protected]#$ing clangers last week

TigerMAN

I've got him. Definite hold. First two games were better than his last two. But you must keep him

Patch

Hold. He's been disappointing but we've got bigger fish to fry.

Steven

When he wants to kick the ball instead of handpass and not turn ball over he will be fine

JamiesNinjas13

avg 105 and you want to trade him? Oh my….

Swannie

Wish me luck, I Downgraded Hickey for Big Jake and upgraded Hall to Rockcliffe… Couldn't care less about the rookies ha ha

TRIGGER HAPPY

Panic room and patch up? Both off the charts this week.
Need a heap of gaffer tape and super glue.
Is there anything those two bonds can't fix?

My dolphin move.
Put the E on SPP tonight, stretch out the legs in the old recliner, knock the top off a couple and RELAX. Get a look at a couple of new blues rooks so not all bad.
Have a good night sleep, wake refreshed and reassess in the morning.

Lots of members hitting the panic button, stressing out.
As the old saying from the 80's went:

FRANKIE SAYS RELAX!
(Insert that weird relaxation music – cloud music)
Speaking of which have fun over in the land of the long white cloud.
A fairly decent fill in Kev but you are our simmo man I'm sure Kev can come up with his own theme

Maybe Kev's Klangers or Kev's Kull or Kev's Call.

Patch

Love it, Trigger! Cheers mate! Given Kev full control of the reigns so who knows what we're in for next week!

INPieman

Also have SPP with the E on him. No shortage of loophole options. If that goes pear shaped then I can consider options

Kev

Is the Panic Room really a Panic Room without Simpsons references? Patch will be back in a few weeks. The Panic Room you know and love won't change too much

Derek

i'll have Pickett and SPP with the big E tonight.

if they spud i only have Parfitt and Berry as back up for second bite of the cherry…. oh my.

Seeker

Hey Derek, Berry worth a trade in or did you start with him ?

INPieman

Volatility at the team meeting & tensions boil over at Pieman’s firing range this morning
Right o fellas where do we start
Brett Eddy: (Cheap rubbish) “Let this be a lesson that you never trust a bloke with 2 Christian names, listen Brett how bout you change your name to Betts & swing your name around & kick some blo*dy goals you useless hack”
Jarrod Pickett: (Sh*t but gets a game) “Jimmy Toupas was a number 4 draft pick as well. But kick some goals you useless prick, how about a 60”
Jake Barrett: (Can’t get a game at the Lions) “You had 160 Supercoach in the NEAFL last week. But it wasn’t good enough. Me mum had had 170 & kicked 7, LIFT you As_hole & get back in the team”!
Tim Taranto (Managed from Buddy) “Managed from what, managed from Buddy & a bump, feeling a bit sh*t scared son, grow a F’n pair & get on the bloody park you soft c_ck”
Brayden Pruess (Mr Unfit) “No one was asking you to run to Subiaco, catch a blo*dy plane like the rest of the team”
Nic Newman (WTF) “Obviously you found Tom Mitchell’s little black book on how to pi*s off Horse”
Declan Mountford (Missing Persons) “At least your mate Hibbo Jnr got stretchered off the ground last week & we know his whereabouts, what about your’s as_hole”!
Jaegar Bloody (literally) O’Meara: “Budget cut backs on the blindfolds & wrap this glad wrap round your head” CHIC CHIC BOOOOM!!! Just leave him fellas. The insects will deal with him. We’ll send his bones back to his family around the byes……
Ross Lyin (BS artist) “you full of sh#t Ross. No one believes you about the young Balic lad. You’re up to your old tricks again. Well I’ve had enough…..BANG!!!”
Boy was that satisfying

Josh

Preuss will be better for the rest allowing bigger score next week and $$$ generation after Sandy and Goldy beat the crap of each other. All the rest agree with your rant

INPieman

By his own admissions Preuss is far from fit. I'm sure a week off will do him well. Hope he's back next week

Derek

i was going to punt Preuss for SMartin.

I can go Hibberd >> SMartin and leave Preuss at R3.

Do you really think it is just a one week out?

INPieman

I guess we will know more next week. But in an interview 2 weeks ago Brad Scott said he would be experimenting with Goldy Pruess & Daw in different ways all year. After hearing that I punted Goldy

leedy

I'd hold off at least one more week for Preuss as his cash generation is still rolling on with a b/e of 7.

Youngy

THANK YOU Patch.

So much PANIC this week

nevomate

Mitchell out yeo in
should i trade newman out

Youngy

No

Josh

Why No – made some cash on him and he may struggle to play for a while. Dunno bout you but need cash and need to paint the fence now. He is not playing so he is not making cash so he can be traded.

lach

very very bad trades my friend

Patch

Regardless of if it's Sam or Tom, hold your premiums mate. Would hold Newman – will come back in eventually (hopefully in a week or two)

Plakka

At this point given the general bloody mindedness of this season you could be as right to do that as not. Back yourself son, the crowd is struggling this year!

Adam

Hi boys. I need some guidance. I never sideways trade, but I'm exceptionally tempted to trade Trealor into Rockliff. Is this a good move, or a waste of a trade? I have 28 trades with no donuts, so I could afford a luxury trade.

lach

bad bad move. Treloar will be best on ground anzac day you watch.

Beezneez

I'm giving that trade one more week to assess – Treloar may start to actually kick the ball to good effect (playing Essendon).

TBone

I wouldn't Adam. Youre paying extra money and a trade to go from ultra premo to ultra premo. If you just give him time, treloar will reward you. Not worth it, but its your team so up to you

wighty

Never forget sc rule 101 re sideways trade…..always bite you. Hanneberry and GAJ already this year.

Seeker

A lot of people also side traded out JJK and Tom J Lynch only to have them score big a week later

Patch

Do it… because if you trade him, Murphy's Law says he'll start averaging 130 and will please everyone (inlcuding me) who holds him. I'd play it smart and wait for someone else to trigger Murphy's Law: HOLD.

Rocket

I am tempted to do this to Adam, Treloar to Rocky and O'Meara to Stef Martin, swing Nank forward,structually looks great…. Just cant pull that trigger just yet tho, i need to be convinced it isnt a good move …

Crowmagnon

Omeara to stef is a great trade by itself.

redherringfc

Thanks Crowmagnon, i was going to sit tight this week, but this gets Parfitt off my field and Stef on. Got to be at least 50 points.

Adam

That should be a massive increase in points, I'd do it

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS

Bringing in one of Kennedy (WCE), Lynch, Parker or Hannebery or perhaps Taylor Walker considering the Crows draw opens right up from here out, help me pick one please community?

Patch

Gut says Hanners, but I just had a look at the Crows' draw and… oh. oh my. I need a good think about this

FCAbel

Parker

Crowmagnon

Do not go Tex. He very rarely kicks as straight as he did last week.

Steeeve

I'm gonna say it, these outs are a blessing in disguise for me. And I'm sure some others.
I'm no longer burning two trades (only one — Taranto to Hannebery). Plus I have loophole options now.

Stay positive, it makes the SC gods uneasy.

Cpt Pugwash

How many trades left?

Optimistic Goat

Always positive. How can we be anything else when the gods are at play?

FEARTHEBEARD

Guys I could really use some advise :

Do I pull the trigger on an uber premium like Sloane/Rocky/Bont & pocket 200k+ in the bank for next weeks upgrade

Or do I pass on Sloane/Bont/Rocky and bring in Riewolt & Macrae this week?

TBone

Bont

Wedge

Sloane. Stand alone solid gold mid premo in the team playing the best footy.

Josh

Sloane and 200 k in the bank is winning

Patch

I'd go Sloane myself

Andrew

Thinking of putting in Yeo this week. Already have Dahl, Macrae and Nank and don't see any other forwards scoring higher than him at the moment. Thoughts?

Andrew

With the exception of Riewoldt

Patch

Yeo had similar patches last year where he hit 110 averages and then went at 80 for the rest of the year. I'm not sold and would try and get NRoo in, but I'm also unsure who the best forwards will be. I'm holding off and upgrading elsewhere until things settle down down there

Wal

I know he looks like he will finally produce some consistency but I just can't have him, burn man extraordinaire

Optimistic Goat

If Yeo can string 10 weeks together and stay fit, then I'll pay the price. Super player but twice past burned.

cooky

Hickey has to go managed after 4 rounds not good for long haul. just have to find away of getting grundy or martin in via downsizing Roughy any thoughts anyone, need to make up $25000 to do this?

Rabbits17

what to do with Barlow? stick with him or upgrade to a sloane / rockcliff / adams?

Patch

Flick him if you don't have any other pressing issues

INPieman

27 last week. That's putrid. He's not going to be a top 40 Mid. Get rid of him. I'd go Sloane

Rabbits16

he got injured or concussed i think… anyway i flicked him for clayton oliver and also flicked treloar for ELliot Yeo :/ bottle of wine decisions….. seems my sober supercoach decision making isnt working anyways so what the hell

Clay

Hold JOM and Taranto or trade?

SF4

JOM has got to go.

Patch

Can see value in holding Taranto, but would flick Jaeger

Wal

Hold TT, trade JOM

Jimboss

Have 360k in the pocket

Taranto up to Macrae

Or

Rough to a super premo?

Kev

Taranto to Macrae. Rough should be right to at least hold his price a bit longer.

Patch

The first option for mine

Wal

And what exactly is a 'super premo'?

isaidc

Hi have Robbie Gray (I know, I know)

Should I trade him this week (to Merret) or hold for one more chance, against the blues?

INPieman

Didn't he score 164 not long ago? Against the Blues he might do it again

micdidjeri

Robbie Gray will have 52 and kick 17. Hold.

Patch

Definite role change there Isaidc so I wouldn't have a problem with you wanting to flick him. He might go large occasionally but long term going to Zerrett is a much better decision

isaidc

yep role change. guess im hoping for a midfielder injury or something this week for port, so he moves back to where he dominates. Got backline issues this week (stewart starting). decisions!

Wedge

I'm thinking when SPP gets dropped he might get more midfield time.

Eggs

Weighing up bontempelli v rocky or Murphy and save some $$ thoughts ??

Kev

Bont. Rocky never far from an injury. Murphy in a purple patch. Well done if you started him, but don't jump on now

Super_Freak

Rocky hasn't really had injury problems for a long time. Most recent absences were due to broken ribs, and being cleaned up by May. Looks good this year, as do Bont and Murphy.

SF4

Bont

Patch

Would pick one of the first two – I can't really split them to be honest. Flip a coin? Get your cat to walk over your keyboard and if R or B come up first pick that? Consult a ouiji board?

Nick

What is everyone's VC and C choices this week? Thinking Fyfe into Danger/ Pendels…
Thoughts community?

Mystic Mac

Buddy into Danger

SF4

Bont into Danger.

Derek

I tricked the SC Gods last week.

The previous two weeks i had Eddy (last min IN) and Gawn as my C's.

I announced to the Gods that i would have Dangerfield last week………………… but at the last seconds before the last game did a switcharoo to Selwood….. the Gods didn't see that one and allowed danger to serve up a nice brown turd. haha to you SC Gods.

Patch

I'm struggling due to being overseas: I might have to go Kade Simpson as my VC option. However, I've brought Taylor Walker in after Lek wrote him up yesterday and seeing their draw, so he'll probably get it.

C at this stage is Selwood, but could be Riewoldt

Wal

Dollhouse into Danger/Pendles

Kyle

Rocky VC and danger C.

Mystic Mac

C'mon Simmo tonight is your night mate! #Praytothegods

INPieman

I'm praying with ya Mystic. I don't like this new role

Mystic Mac

Agreed Pieman 🙁

Steeeve

Hoping he can stay cheap until his bye personally

Patch

He might have to be my travelling VC! Unless I give it to Pickett!

Tommo09

Bont into JJK for captain this week

Youngy

JJK? really?

Tommo09

It's very risky but hopefully it pays off

He's playing Hawthorn and the reigning Coleman medallist
Tom Hawkins got about 110 last week and I expect JJK to beat that

Kyle

JJK scored an 84 and 103 against the hawks last year. And the eagles are always pretty ordinary playing at the MCG. Would definately advise elsewhere for the C option based on the past.

Im an owner of JJK aswell so i hope he proves me wrong. Just dont like his chances.

Tommo09

Yeah that's true
I thought they were playing in Perth for some reason
I might change it as Eagles can't travel but should beat hawks though

Kyle

If it was the VC onto JJK i would say thats a great choice. But throwing the C onto him seem like a massive risk. Do you have any other options?

RufHead&SheSwallows

G'day community. Have 170k in the bank and can turn Rough in Stef Martin, or JOM into maybe a Taylor Adams (leaning towards this, as my defence is thin). All this via DPP obviously. Thanks community, all ideas welcome. Cheers!

INPieman

My favourite friend from Tinder. I'd go with the Adams choice. DPP seems to be extra handy this year

RufHead&SheSwallows

Hahaha thanks mate. Cheers!

Patch

I had this conundrum earlier in the week before everyone was dropped and I had to change plans. I struggled to split them and was going Stef for team balance reasons – if you're going Adams for balance, fire away!

FranklinSHow

Omera & Roughy are gone this week cant keep them any longer.

Option 1 – Hanners & Josh Kennedy (WCE)

Option 2 – The Bont & Elliot Yeo

What does the community think is the better season long option.

TBone

1 no doubt mate!

Patch

#1 for mine

Kyle

#1 looks the best option definately mate

Jager Bombs

Cheers fellas thats what my gut is saying.

andy_89

Lloyd or Howe this week? Both look like top 6 defenders this year. Lloyd BE of 90 but a little cheaper, Howe BE of 78

Lopping TT down to Fisher and upgrading JOM via Hibbo DPP. Taking a punt on Fish but falling behind and have 28 trades (before these) so leaning towards making an upgrade this week unless someone talks me out of it. Also contemplating Williamson over Fish (by shifting Adams into mids)

Patch

McVeigh and a few mids coming back into Sydney worry me slightly – he should still go top 8 but personally I'd wait another few weeks on him just in case and go Howe.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Captain my Captain

Hows that?

Despite all the rookies missing can't go Fyfe into Danger as planned as Eddy, Hibberd, TT, Barrett and Newman all play before Freo!

Looks like it is the Bont. Hope he doesn't get the robbo treatment.

INPieman

Have noticed the same thing Trig. You really need someone from the first 4 games. The rookies that have disappeared (so far) all have early games over a damn 5 day round! Sucks

Steve

When do we know if dusty is playing, could be the loop,Fyfe into dusty

Finnius123

Tex or Yeo????

Finnius123

Tex walker* can't go Macrae as already have too many in the Rd 11 bye

krups

Tex

Patch

I jumped on the Tex train this morning

Finnius123

Yeah I'm feeling it patch. With both yours and Lekdogs gurlfriends endorsement I'm gonna pull the trigger. His drawer is too good to ignore – and he has been killing it of late

Rivo

Taranto & JOM to Hanners & Fisher? Or do I hold? Tough call with x sets of teams to be released still!

SF4

Im having another look on fisher before I bring him in.

Rivo

So the only other viable play is Hanners & Balic (injured/rested/Lyoned). Holding is going to be painful…

krups

Higgins to Tex Walker?

Patch

Wouldn't go Higgins to Tex. Higgins still a chance at top 8, when he gets more of a run through the midfield he'll hit the ton pretty easily. Would hold and focus on upgrading and downgrading rookies. We've made our bed, now we need to lie in it

Derek

i'm like alot of people, have 7 rookies NOT playing this weekend.. Our cash generation has just frozen for this week. It's like the cash machine has been turned off and everyone is on holidays.

so i've crunched the numbers and worked out that to get a full premium team prior to round 14, based on expected cash generation, the average spend on premiums coming into my team is only $520k.

so for every JPK i get for $590k, i need to get a Simpson for $450k to average it out.

i can see many people who are shopping for premiums with "borrowed' money. NRoo, Bont, Sloane, Dusty, Rocky being bought for way too much. look for players who have already taken a hit and back them to bounce back. otherwise won't get to full premium this year.

Patch

This is beautiful stuff, Derek. Love your work mate!

INPieman

Surely some of those rookies come back for another crack shortly. But I agree some value & compromise will be needed. It always is

The Ranger

Hope you're right Pieman but I'm worried about Newman, really surprised he went out.
You'd think with McVeigh still to come he might struggle to get back in.

Derek

i was very surprised. he has a really nice left foot. with rampe missing he looked a good replacment.

RickeyRat

I agree try and be patient hoping Rocky,sloane,Martin and Pendles along with Bontempelli come down under 600k ,they are going to finish in the top 8 mids at the end imo.
Does anyone think Treloar or Titch will finish as a top 8 mid i have both and have my doubts?
Is trading Roughie for ANB a solid move or go up to Toby Greene better?

Wal

Treloar still a good chance imo but I highly doubt Titch will be, if upgrading Rough I would be looking for allot better than ANB or Greene

Derek

will need to extend the watchlist to players who might not be in the first team picked, but their value might just be too good to resist. IE Wingard after his Round 9 bye

Rambos_Radish

Significant!

SF4

I've got stewart and Pickett on field. Oh boy.

INPieman

Goodness. The gods must have really gone to town on you

Cogla13

So you have locked in Picketts huge 28!

Stupid Coach

Love your work again Patch. Hope you have a great trip to the land of the long white clouds.
Just fell short of 2000 last week. 27 trades and $140k in the bank. My team is:
B – Doc, Shaw, Laird. Marchbank, Hampton, Otten (Stewart, Newman)
Mid – Danger, Treloar, Fyfe, Ward, Lloyd, Beams, PP, Parfitt (Pickett, JOM, Mountford)
R – Martin, Sandi (Strndica)
F- Roo, Dahl, Steele, Nank, Hannan, Butler (Cameron, Eddy)
Ideally would like to flick JOM but don't have enough cash to upgrade to a premo mid and there appears to be no suitable downgrade options to get rid of PP, Hannan or Eddy.
Thinking about sitting tight this week as I currently have no donuts
However, appreciate any advice from the community if you can see a possible trade.

Patch

Sitting tight not a bad move at all mate! Contemplating the same thing, but would have to play Pickett onfield, which I'm not keen on. Like conserving trades, especially with that side!

INPieman

Not sure how big your spuds are & you don't seem terribly impacted with round 9 bye players. But there's a bloke from Gold Coast called Brayden Fiorini (I'd take him over Matera every day of the week). On the bubble with a -9 BE & 2 game Av of 86. Nets you about 50K from JOM & some cash gen. He scored 97 last week & no one has noticed him

Stupid Coach

Thanks Patch and INPieman (loved your early post particularly about JOM which still has me in stitches). Fiorini is tempting and is averaging 86. Only query is JS as I note he only played two games last season and didn't appear again. Thankfully have Pickett on the pine and Parfitt and PP on the field so I could wait til next week for other rookies that might be on the bubble.

TheGreatBozza

He did his MCL last year so was only available towards the end of the year. The kid is a ball magnet

Stupid Coach

Thanks for the info Great Bozza. Very tempted to bring him in but already have Parfitt in M8 and Pickett on the pine with an E. Is there a way I can swap Pickett (DPP) with Hannan (non DPP) and still get him in for JOM or should I just leave it and do two trades (one downgrade and one upgrade) next week.

Wal

Roughy to Macrae or Hanners?

Patch

Macrae will be a top 8 forward, who knows with Hannebery. Lock Mac in for mine

Cliffy

Ditto for mine.

Cliffy

Great stuff again Patch. Need some advice community, currently have 27 trades and $118,200 leftover…

DEF: Laird, Shaw, Simpson, Otten, Marchbank, Hampton (Newman, Stewart0
MID: Danger, Fyfe, JPK, TMitchell, Beams, Treloar, SPP, Parfitt (Barrett, Pickett, Hibberd)
RUC: Martin, Sandi (Strandica)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Nank, WHE, Roughead, Butler (Houston, Eddy)

Since I won't be going Eddy – Balic this week, I'm left unsure about what else I could do, Roughead might be the one thing I try to move on this week, don't think he'll be averaging 90+ for this season.

Cliffy

I guess the one silver lining for this week with all of the rookie carnage is I can use Newman as loophole for Hampton and Stewart, and use Barrett to loop Pickett and Parfitt (really thought Barrett would be back this week though, argh).

Jono

Still thinking of trading Florent to Balic and using Balic as a loop hole…I'm confident he will get more games and don't want to be in the position of double downgrading next week…one up one down

Wal

How confident can you be with a hip complaint that's short on detail? Hold fire

Shane

Taranto to balic and jom to zerett or hold taranto i can only jom to yeo or hold trades

Wal

You know Balic isn't playing right?

Jamped Boo

Thoughts on upgrading Taranto to Murphy?

Wal

You missed the Murphy boat imo, look elsewhere

INPieman

Personally I can't see Murphy keeping this up. I think it's too late to jump on him now

Derek

2017 version of AHall

Doc

Community, who should I trade out – Barret or Hannan
Even though Barrett is out this my gut is telling me his JS and cash generation are both going to be better than Hannan's.

Thoughts?

Patch

Would go Hannan out – Barrett surely back next week if he kills the NEAFL

Lenny

Zerrett and Stef or Rocky and Macrae

Kyle

Rocky and macrae for mine mate.

Lenny

Thanks Kyle

KSinny

Do I take the punt and go roughy to matera? Will give me $248,900k in the bank and his break even is -63! which will make me quite a bit of cash. Thoughts?

DO IT

JUST…DO IT

Youngy

I hate every bit of the Roughy to Matera trade that people are suggesting.

Patch

As I said above, I'm not sold on Matera, even as a cash generator. I won't stop you, but against the Crows this week he'll be lucky to have 10 touches in the forward line

iLoveNMFC

Williamson this week or wait for Fisher next week?

Youngy

I'd wait

Patch

Would probably wait if you can

The Coach

Fisher this week? #UnpopularOpinion

Northerner

This week is feeling like SuperCoach of old when we had only 22 trades and we had donuts on the pine as a matter of course as rookies rotated in and out. This week will sort the pack out a bit.

The rookie outs have opened up loopholes on the 3 big lines for me so you never know. Pickett: please repay the faith with 3 goals and 80pts this week and all history will be forgiven.

Doc

Marchbank to Yeo, Hannan to Matera or hold all trades?

Jono

Hold

Patch

Agree with Jono, hold.

Derek

How did McCluggage play on the weekend.

He is on the bubble this week, worth getting in?

Patch

if McLuggage was 117k, we'd lock him in. At 200k, he's just a bit too much to make significant coin. Pass.

Derek

I started the year with McGrath (instead of Otten… Oh Well). I can see McCluggage being like Mcgrath, a few 60's and then a 97.

i think his JS is very good.

redgumwon

Maybe a Berry might be the cheaper option at $140k and on the bubble with DDP mid/fwd?

Derek

already got him

NickMacMan

who is the best premium mid to get in for jaeger?

money not a problem and already have murph, danger, treloar, tom mitchell

Cheers

Wal

Pendles

Kev

Good problem to have! Bont, Sloane, Pendles, Rocky all good options but you'll be paying absolute premium for them.

Fyfe is still value. As is Zerrett. Wines has started well

RickeyRat

Sloane or Rockliff

Sauce

Rocky

LoganJosh7

Sloane or fyfe

Derek

money should be a problem. don't over spend just because you have some cash in your pocket now.

if you didn't start with Fyfe, i would look at him

Cliffy

Worth going Roughy to Higgins or Buddy guys?

Kev

Buddy

Derek

Buddy looked sore last week. Is he ok?

Wal

Buddy out of those 2

LoganJosh7

No

Spakka

Lol.I'm punting higgins this week, can't believe anyone would be going to him. Can't believe i stayed with him, albeit his first 2 weeks were good but now he's dished up two steamers its go time! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!

Jamie

Is Jack macrae a keeper? Worth moving Tom Mitchell for?

Kev

Yes, in the forward line. In the mids he and Titch will average similar

Derek

yes and no

Kyle

Macrae is a keeper but not worth moving titch for

Adam

Thoughts on
Out: J O'Meara and M Hannan
In: Z Fisher and J Steele

Wal

Don't trade in pre-bubble rookies

Sauce

Agreed

LoganJosh7

Wait a week and go omeara to fisher if he's scores 55+

Butch

Thoughts on Omera & Taranto out for Fisher (or some other downgrade) and T. Lynch (GC)

Wanting to pick up Lynch while he's below $500k, have had my eyes on him as a year long premo for a while.

Seems a waste to have $500k + on the bench and I'm thinking Omera needs a season under his belt before he'll get back to the form of a few years ago

Darcy Kelly

I like that trade

LoganJosh7

Yeah not too bad. I'm gonna hold tanto and wait a week on fisher but you're right about omeara

Kyle

Im a lynch owner and i wouldnt expect much from him this week. Up against the crows i really dont expect much from from GC and lynch wont get many chances at goal i think. Would wait a week if you plan on bringing him in.

hedski

After his bye would be better