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Round 6 Supercoach Panic Room

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G’day community. Kev here. Welcome. Grab a seat, grab a cookie, grab yourself, I don’t mind. Keep your hands, feet, and any other appendages inside the Panic Room at all times for your own safety.

Our Prince of Panic™, Patch, has jetted off to New Zealand for a few weeks and I know what you’re all thinking. A holiday in April?!! Come on. Wasn’t he kicking back on the Murray River the other week? He’s chucked me the keys to this baby because of my “encyclopaedic knowledge of Simpsons quotes” and there really should be more jobs out there that have the same criteria to be honest.

Now let’s get straight the hot issues. Is Patch really in New Zealand? I have my doubts. This just popped up in my inbox and if you squint really hard and cover your left eye it’s definitely him. Even the beard and everything. So is Patch actually the head of an evil organisation? Yes. Does he carry around sugar in his pockets? That’s classified.





After the absolute rookie carnage last week we’ve been thrown a bone this week. Even Ross has stepped up to the plate. You’ve read that right community. Ross “Bloody” Lyon has brought back bubble boy Harley Balic for the injured Stephen Hill. So, I dunno, do we be nice to him now?

Zac Fisher is another on the bubble this week after scores of 74 and 51. As is Blake Hardwick after solid contributions of 63 and 65. A handful of rookies will line up for their second game, including Melican (68 last week), Vickers-Willis (51), Black (102), and Ben NcNiece (61). In other rookie news, Tim Smith will miss with a nasty rib injury and West Coast have handed a debut to Kurt Mutimer. A MID only in SuperCoach, he was taken at pick #57 in the 2015 draft.

There’s a lot of changes this week, strap yourselves in. The Dogs have given Matty Boyd a spell for Friday nights clash against the Giants. Tim Taranto is straight back in after his rest.

Hawthorn have resisted the urge to rush back in Tyrone Vickery, baffling that, instead investing in that good sticky tape from Bunnings and fixing up JOM’s knee. Though they’ve lost Cyril to a hip complaint for their clash against the Saints. Koby Stevens will play his first game as a Saint, Ben Long as earned his rest after averaging 25 points so far. Billy Longer has kept Hickey out for another week.

Carlton have dropped three rookies among four outs, Polson, Macreadie, and Pickett making way. Kreuzer returns for those that held. Sydney have made three changes. The most SuperCoach relevant being the return of Nic Newman (!!!) and giving Jordan Foote the night off.

Aidyn Johnson is out after a decent showing last week. Boak has done his hammy and will be out for a bit. Brisbane made some changes but they don’t include bringing back Jake Barrett.

There will be no Swallow’s lining up in the North v GC match. Andrew has been dropped and David is being “rested” (dropped). The Ultimate Burnman, Shaun Higgins, makes his triumphant return. Braydon Preuss has been named as an emergency despite Goldstein’s dodgy ankle.

Sam Mitchell is back and will line up for his first derby.

For the Sunday teams, Essendon have decided against rushing back David Myers, instead adding James Stewart to the extended bench. Their outs shouldn’t affect you. The Dees have Lewis back after his left hook cost him three weeks on the sidelines, Mitch Hannan is back to continue to disappoint you and Cam Pedersen will replace Jake Spencer in the ruck. Our thoughts are with Jesse Hogan after the passing of his father. He’ll miss this week and possibly next.

Collingwood have Matt Scharenberg on an extended bench and will unveil another prized recycled player in Lynden Dunn against Geelong. Sam Menegola returns and Menzel is being rested for the Cats.

In the battle of the teams that are 5-0, the Crows have included Josh Jenkins which could mean an end to Andy Otten’s hot early form. Riley Knight is the only confirmed out with a hamstring injury. Richmond will likely go in unchanged.


I’m sure we’ve all got this nailed down by now but just in case you need a refresher –  the breakeven (b.e) is the score that the player needs to hit in order to increase in value.

I haven’t seen Trading Places so the whole Eddie Murphy/Dan Akroid Akroyd Ackroud [ed note – ask Patch] thing never made a whole lot of sense to me. So this week “Everything’s coming up Milhouse!” is for players on the way up, while “Dig up, stupid!” is for players that have fallen in a hole and are facing a high breakeven this week.

Jock identified some juicy fallen premiums during the week, and LekDog deployed his cheat sheet last night. Both are must reads in my book as we approach the bye rounds.

As always, our resident rookie expert, Barron von Crow has more rookie news than you can poke a stick at in his Scouting Report.

Everything’s Coming up Milhouse!

-64 – Nic Newman

-56 – Zac Fisher

-49 – Blake Hardwick

-38 – Harley Balic

-22 – Tom Williamson

-11 – Tom Stewart

8 – Jack Bowes

14 – Mitch Hannan

Dig Up, Stupid!

196 – Dustin Martin

187 – Scott Pendlebury

180 – Patrick Dangerfield

158 – Nick Riewoldt

154 – Marcus Bontempelli

151 – Alex Rance

133 – Sam Docherty

132 – Taylor Adams

130 – Zach Merrett

130 – JPK


Five rounds in and the rucking landscape is starting to clear up a bit. Stef Martin continues on his merry way, averaging a huge 117 and is only 570k. Grundy struggled in the wet but is still a great pick up, while most coaches would have at least one of Nank, Witts, or Sandi.

Goldstein’s struggles continue. His ankle looked absolutely stuffed last week. He couldn’t put any weight on it and was led off the ground arm-in-arm by the trainers.

The ruck curse continues over at the Dees, with Spencer joining Gawn on the sidelines for the next 6-7 weeks. I’ve read some horror stories on Twitter of those who jumped on Spencer and are now facing another trade.

Mumford has hit absolute beast mode of late, but that’s come against a iffy Goldy, a Ryder-less Port Adelaide, and a “ruckman” by the name of Kurt Tippett. Proceed with caution.


Captain McCaptainface gets a rest for this week to be replaced by Captain’s Call. A term made famous by our 7th greatest living Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.

If you’re still running with Strndica as your loophole, Freo play Saturday night so there are few options around. Despite being absolutely crap lately, Buddy comes up against the Blues this week. A team that gave up 7 goals and 161SC to Tom Lynch, and 5 goals/139SC to Robbie Gray. He is due.

JPK and Hannebery don’t have fantastic records against the Blues, but Sydney will be looking to kick start their season five weeks after everyone else. Expect them to show no mercy.

Elsewhere, Bont plays on the Friday and should be considered. Marc Murphy has a great record against the Swans and Nick Riewoldt can go absolutely massive on his day.

For the orange I’m looking at Fyfe. He averages 111 in the Derby, including tons in his past 6 against West Coast. On the Sunday, Scott Pendlebury has a 120 career average against the Cats. Including tons in his past 10, yes TEN, games against them. Is he carrying an injury though or a victim of Bucks’ “coaching”? As always, Dangerfield and Selwood are great options.

Alright, that’s me done, community. Good luck for the week and I’ll try to get amongst the comments if you want any last minute advice.

If Buddy stains the underpants you can hit me up on Twitter. Please keep the abuse to an acceptable, un-Heath Shaw like level.

Twitter : @SC_Kev7

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The Coach

WHE out, Balic in. Holding SPP this week and looking to upgrade a forward using SPP's cash next week.

Pickett is confirmed as this year's Connor Menadue, although Hannan should give him a run for his money.

P.S. Ken Hinkley can you please play Brett Eddy?


Solid trade.

SPP unlikely to explode in cash this week, only 5-10k or so. If you can grab a forward that you're happy with pull the trigger on a second trade


Was tossing up between SPP and Parffit, SPP survives one more week..


Why are you trading Parfitt?


Balic or fisher in for swallow? WHE to Greene.
Which rookie would you suggest. I don't have a mid/for in the midfield either. JS is better for fisher I would say.


fisher has the better JS of the two


I'm not so sure about Fisher' JS. I think Carlton will rotate their young players in and out to get them as much match experience without overwhelming them. So Fisher might be rested/managed/dropped for a Polson, Pickett, Palmer and others return. This means Balic has similar JS and also has DPP status. Just my opinion


Love the DPP


What is everybody's trading strategies leading into the byes? The explosion of rookies over the next two weeks makes me think I might go a little bit "downgrade" crazy while I can. Considering bringing in Fisher and Balic this week, then EVW + Black next week.

That will leave me with 21 trades even though I will be yet to make an upgrade. Sounds crazy but I think cash generation (or a lack of) is going to catch a lot of Supercoachers out this year and I want to avoid that.



Then again, I might skip Balic. forget the cash and upgrade go to Franklin. Decisions, decisions.


There's going to be some big names dropping in price in the coming weeks. Just take a look at the "Everything's coming up Milhouse" column. A few 100k in the bank will come in very handy


I'm with you on the lack of ability to make cash. I missed out on Butler and Newman, but ended up with Pickett, Eddy and Florent so I'm trying to make money where I can then go bang bang before the byes. Only downgrades at this stage and hope for some point generation from these rookies.


I am in the same boat Fuzzy!
I want to do the Franklin trade but not completely confident. Might be best to generate cash and pick up a Dusty and/or Pendles in the coming weeks.


Great point so I don't know why I have gone the other way. I have chosen Fisher and Franklin. Sydney/Franklin play Carlton, Brisbane and NM in the next 3 weeks… surely he will go big. The Swans always bounce back … or so I keep telling myself.

Krazee-Eyez Killa

No strategy re: byes. just let it ride and see what happens. bound to get some good scores maybe one or two or the weeks, then crap the other.

Regarding cash generation, that's my intent too. haven't upgraded anybody yet and still averaging 2200+. some cash to be made soon so I'm sticking with my team for now and will build a kitty and then try pounce on some fallen premos

Bock Choy

Taking the opportunity to clean out another non playing rookie (Mountford) and have also downgraded (slightly) from Eddy. I was originally going to trade Pickett (and pocket the extra $20k) but figure as part of Carlton's development, he'll be back before too long and will pick up some more snail-like price increases.

Bock Choy

Meant to say, Eddy was downgraded to Fisher, chosen due to the greater job security in comparison to Balic.


Yet to make an upgrade hey. My strategy is paint the fence weekly and race to premo all depends on whether you are a league or rank man


Thinking the same thing need to get the decent rookies in when available. Balic & fisher this week then EVW & parsons/black next week then go bang bang on upgrades until this next batch of cows fatten


Already got fisher.
Balic in Pickett out.
I've got Gaff and Shiel, either I can trade for hanners.
What should I do????


keep both! they are scoring well and there is no need to trade them out


trading in fisher and balic most probably.

but do i go like for like by getting rid of eddy and pickett?

or gain some cash for next week by looking at getting rid of roughy/WHE/Swallow?


If you can cover Eddy and Pickett with your bench this week I'd paint the fence this week with two of Rough/WHE/Swallow. Only 65k gained from trading Eddy and Pickett. Tough times


yeah its painful buttttt cant actually seeing either of them getting a game for a few months from now on?

The Blacksheep

This is exactly what I am thinking of doing Logan. Especially when i look at my midfield bench and see Swallow, Pickett & Barrett all sitting there not making any money. Need to be generating cash early in the season.


SPO to Ballick, is DSwallow to Wines a good move??


Like it, Ando!


Why Is Z.Fisher so sought after among others?

Have we considered his JLT scores?


I'd put more weight behind his efforts in the real stuff, babo. Averaging almost 15 possessions from 69% game time is good enough for me


Thanks for your logical thoughts kev


should i
a. trade out WHE and SPS for hannebery and balic, having Taranto as an E for tonights game, then if he scores well through DPP can take his score and take otten,newman,hampton off the field

b. trade out taranto and SPS for hannebery and balic, and have WHE onfield. even though he wont provide much more cash over th next few weeks, he could provide some more consistent and larger scores?


Not sure what tarantos breakeven is but I think it's around what he's been averaging same with WHE, so then think if in both trades you're getting hanners, then out of WHE and Taranto who will score more for you this week and there's your answer


It's 38


or do i tradeout butler?


Butler 29 BE. Don't trade him out. Do you check breakevens?


i understand that, however i feel that butler is going to struggle big time with adelade, say he scores in the 50s then he is only going to go up a tiny bit, and his cash generation will be similiar to what i expect from WHE


How ye all like these moves?

Swallow to Fisher and WHE to JPK?


Don't go JPK with his BE 130.
Treloar hannes I reckon would be better for $$$


Already have Treloar, considered Hannas but think JPK is safer, also reckon JPK is a great shout to get at least 120 vs Carlton so reckon it might be a difference of $5k – $10k in the end if that


Swallow and WHE have forced your hand and if you want JPK over Hanners I say do it.


Lachie Neale is also a very good option


SPS and Spencer out (yes I know) 🙁
Fisher and Balic in.


Treloar looks too cheap to pass up.
Trade SPP to Balic,
Move Nank to ruck and trade witts to get Treloar.
Thoughts please


Witts still scoring well seems a waste to trade him but up to you.


No sloane as a captain option?


You can captain whoever you want?


Doesn't have a great record against the Tigers, Chevy. Lambert has quietly gone about locking down opposition midfielders if they get off the chain. Although his current form and record at Adelaide Ocal is a huge plus.

Consider if no one else strikes your fancy this week

Rick Grimes

Who do we feel is the better long-term option, Fisher, Hardwick or Balic? All averaging bout the same, does either have better JS or higher ceiling?

Big M

I'm thinking (hoping) Fisher


balic the least


I've gone against the grain and opted for Hardwick over Fisher. (surprised there haven't been more jokes relating these two)

Not convinced that Fisher can avg more than 50sc and Hardwick's DE seems more refined aiding his continuing on-field presence.

Balic also in.


I have a feeling hardwick is gonna get pushed out if the team by duryea soon mate. Thats the reason im not looking too closely at him.


Beautiful stuff, Kev! The Panic Room is certainly in capable hands while I'm… otherwise occupied…. totally not taking over neighbouring nations. No… *shifty eyes*


Bring the community home a souvenir from the hammock complex!

Big G

Trade out Barrett or Pickett?




Barrett will surely be back and do well. Pickett is a ball watcher IMO (stands outside a pack hoping the ball comes his way). As it is, I'm holding both as I'm culling two ripe cash cows (WHE & Parfitt)


Parfitt not quite ripe enough. One 60-70 and he's making cash again.


pickett 100%

Big G

Agree. Thanks for the 40 grand price rise Mr Pickett and good luck with your career in the 2's.


yep, pickett.


Do I go Balic or Blake hardwick?






VC going to Heath Shaw this week. If you know why you might consider it too.


Loves playing the Dogs.


You're depressed and want to end it all?
Different Kev


Swallow + WHE or Roughy -> Hanners + Fisher or Balic???
Which way to go community?? Have reversed trades about 6 times already this week. Thoughts are appreciated


Hanners and Fisher.

Out of WHE and Roughy to cull I don't know.


Of the three, Swallow & Roughy, just. WHE might just make, or just miss his BE


Jobe Watson and Roughy to Fisher and Hanners… Yay or Nay?








Thanks for the yays. Will do.


Sign it off


Grappling hard over the forward line decision to get a ballick or a harddick? Can't get my head around it, any help out there?


I'd go Balic, reckon he has better job security. Birchall coming back soon for Hawthorn which could force Hardwick out.


Interesting notes on Hardwicks past


He has played as a forward at VFL level, but won't play as a forward at AFL level.


Bring in Buddy or Macrae this week
Leaning towards Macrae only to make tonight's game more interesting


I'd go Buddy, Winter. Swans have Blues, Lions, North, Saints, Hawks in the next 5 weeks. Macrae is overpriced currently I feel


Should I put the vc on Hannebery or Franklin? I've got danger as captain.


Who else have you got? I'd VC Fyfe personally, but can understand going a bit left field with Hanners or Buddy.


Need some feedback from the community about which rookies to play on field this week.

Defence – Hampton or Newman

Midfield – Two of: Powell-Pepper, Parfitt, Fisher and Balic


You'll need to be on the ball for the Barret/ Fisher loophole. Carlton game ends as Brisbane starts?
Or I may have confused myself.


Correct SCathiest, Carlton won't have finished their game before the Brisbane vs Port game. I considered that move myself, but it's a risky play if you forget to check the scores before 4pm.


Traded Swallow for Hanners and Pickett for Balic. Probably going to go Danger as Captian, but not sure who to put the vc on out of Hanners, TMitch, or Fyfe.
Best of luck with the round lads!


Thoughts on Swallow to Balic and Taranto to Hannebery? Otherwise can hold Taranto to see how he goes tonight and go SPP to any mid 530k and under (likely Parker or Ward but not sure if they'll be top 10 for rest of season).

And in addition, who to start as F6 this week, Parfitt or Balic – unable to loophole.


Is Gunston a realistic trade in option? Underpriced and historically a very solid and durable scorer?


If Hawks start winning he will be good


I've had him since the start. Has been frustrating. But I agree with Derek, when the hawks come good so will he


Prettyt sure Hawks don't play Eagles every werk at the G so unlikely they will come good and their era is well and truly over,Better options than Gunston.


Traded him in for Barlow after Round 2 last year and it was nearly my best trade of the year. When Hawthorn are up and about (and Clarko isn't stuffing him around on a wing) he scores well. He hasn't finished the season with a less than 90 average for the last three years, so I reckon he's definitely a POD.

Benjamin B

$273k in the bank.
Should I go roughy to macrae or roughy to a premo mid? If a premo mid then who is best bet.

Danger, treloar, bont, Fyfe, hanners, beams spp, fisher
Dahl, yeo, buddy, WHE, roughy, butler


watch cripps closely he's nearly 100%. his cheap for what he is and a stud


He was unduly wincing under some tackles for someone nearly 100% last week….but yeah, getting better slowly but surely


Go for Macrae


Which combination should I do?
SPP or WHE to Balic? and
Murphy to Hanners or Yeo to Macrae?


Murphy is listed as playing. Yeo has one bad score and easily attainable BE of 79.

Murphy out I suppose but you should probably just hold.


Murphy probably won't get his BE of 142 though while hannebery has an achievable Be of 109, so if I hold then I won't be saving as much cash. Think Murphy could end up being a keeper? cus if not then I might as well trade him for Hannebery who would be right?


Yeah Murphy to Hanners sounds alright.


Hey all. Can I get some opinions on this trade?

D.Swallow to Sloane (or Zorko?)
J.Roughead to Balic

Thoughts appreciated!


chase a fallen premo around 550-600. sloane is far to expensive. spend wisely shannon


Actually like those trades Sloane or Zorko and time for Roughie to go Balic will nearly score what Roughie is now so paint the fence.


I'm a massive wrap for Zorko. Hasn't posted a score of less than 109 yet and he hasn't really moved far from his starting price. Sloane is way overpriced at the moment.


Lads Taranto or Parfitt or Powell-Pepper out?




Thanks any particular reason?


Anyone else would love a few opinions. I currently went with Taranto, now not sure!


SPP plays Brisbane this week and with Boak [and, although unlikely, possibly Ebert] out, might get a little bit more midfield time so I'm sticking with him. Plus, even if he coughs up a score of 60, it will do for one more week.

So toss up between Parfitt and Taranto. Taranto has the lowest breakeven but his job security is low and with Coniglio + Whitfield coming back, I can't see him remaining in the team for long. Depending on your long-term strategy, I would say goodbye to Taranto because he is going to be "managed" in a fortnight or so anyway so you will need to get rid of him then (in my humble opinion).


Turns out their breakeven's are one apart (Taranto 38, Parfitt 39). So I would be trading out Taranto.


Coniglio & Whitfield due back in the next could of weeks. Someone will need to make way


I've got all three and are holding all of them. Taranto being fresh off a break could bob up with a 70-80 and I think the other two can be held for at least this week.


SPP and Pickett to Fisher and Balic, bank $160, leaves cash to upgrade mid prices to Treloar/Danners and Sloane/ Selwood next week.


Of the Fallen Premiums, there are none who are a No-Brainer.

The ones on my watch list are Simpson, Shaw, JJK, JPK, Pendles, Buddy. Add Hanners, Trelor and TMitch (already have)… there are none with BE under 100.

Simmo 102 and JJK 101 are closest.

Cash is verything this year and most people understand they need to squeeze every last cent out of the rookies, the same needs to be done for the fallen premiums, wait wait wait for the lowest point.

No problem if people feel this is the time, im just saying there isn't any that are screaming PICK ME this week.


no there isnt in premos but plenty of rookies


But if you wait for the big score that reverses it, you miss that score… Eg heaters 20 last year


That's it Moustachio, gotta be ahead of the game, why would I wait a week on JPK to maybe save another $10k when he has the potential to go massive against the Blues this weekend


I'm thinking buddy this week, pendles next week and hold for a while. Jpk also on radar. Thoughts?


im tossing up between a couple options:
option 1:
OUT- Taranto & D.Swallow IN- Hardwick & Buddy with $32k leftover

option 2:
OUT- Taranto & D.Swallow IN- Hardwick & fisher with $470k leftover

kind of leaning towards option 2 due to my cash generation issues and having an eye on pendlebury/dusty in a couple weeks time and probably upgrading houston next week to buddy




Hold Taranto will get his breakeven and if you've had enough of swallow ditch him for one of fisher/hardwick through DPP
Franklins BE is 120 odd so even if he turns it on, will either hold or slightly increase but if he scores like he has or 100ish he will decrease
Next week trade Taranto for frankin when theoretically they will be closer with Taranto at max and franklin at min


2. im with you here mitch gonna try generate the cash and i like the idea of picking off pendles/dusty in coming weeks also


i can bring any midfielder this week and am not sure who to get
already have danger, selwood, fyfe, hanners, beams, treloar




Urgh what we think about poor Barrett?
Hold or fold
Don't want to miss out on his potential cash gen but at the same time need to make money during bye rounds


hold, i am


He was in the round 1 team so hold him a bit longer I'd suggest. If he's not back in a few weeks & someone like Meyers comes along give him the flick


Hold. He has to get a chance soon. When he does he will repay those you have been patient.


riteo.. im in a pickle i cant decide whether i
A) make lots of cash for next weeks premium pick off and down grade WHE > balic & swallow/JOM > fisher (430k in bank)
B) B.eddy (doesnt look likely to play soon) >balic & swallow/JOM > fisher (230k in bank)

want to chase fallen premos in coming weeks so A) is tempting but eddy is frustrating me!! help me community




I did more of a b) scenario, wanting to get more cash gen rather over cash in bank, meaning I'm trading spud who don't play like Barrett/Eddy etc


Anyone know Materas break even? Curious 😡


His BE is 17. Needs a big week or it will be up to 60 in no time


Nice one Kev.
Love Kevs Klangers. (That is what I am rolling with)
Seriously have everyone had a look at the names in the dig up? Half a team right there.
Start licking get your lips and planning on how to get some of these bargains into your team in the coming weeks. laughing like a fat spider.
With more potential rookies on the horizon it is a great time to be alive.

Can we call you hojue err sorry patchjue?

Captain Risky

Plenty of upgrade targets coming through, not a lot at the bottom end though.
Next week on the bubble potentially –
DEF- Melican, Vickers Willis & McNiece
MID- 0
FWD Black & Potentially Parsons

The week after nothing but Mutimer (MID) I think.

So this is the week to cash out midfielders I'm thinking.


mmhm need 2 of the following.. fisher, hardwick and balic.


Fisher & Balic


That is an amazingly insightful and well structured question that frankly I feel unqualified to answer, but will attempt to do so anyway.

Now, you started with the well known "mmhm" noise which generally denotes that you're probably sidetracked doing 'something else' as we politely call getting your fap on to some pr0n. So I'd say you should start by slapping yourself further north until you've actually focussed on SC this week.

From there, at first I thought you might be asking which of the 3 you should target to draft this week, but then realised you'd deftly not asked that actual question, or any other actual questions, leaving me to ponder your intent. I decided that your subtly underlying theme here was actually looking at replacement options as coach for Collingwood when they unceremoniously allow Eddie and Bucks to fall on each others swords (given the obvious mutual 'support' they've shown) requiring a new coach and/or president.

This suddenly made much more sense, and cleared up that you were identifying Damien Hardwick and Carrie Fisher as potential coaching targets, with Damo currently out of contract at the end of the year and Carrie certainly a left field option. I checked though, and although uncontracted, Carrie is not actually available in a kind of left this mortal coil way, although I'm with you on her potentially still being a better coach and obtaining better results than Bucks. I do believe, however, that recently retired Sam Fisher is available and honestly couldn't be a worse choice than Bucks either, and may be your intended Fisher anyway.

Balic threw me a little, as I was only familiar with Harley Balic who's currently playing for Freo and doesn't seem an obvious or available choice for coach or president. A little research thought turned up Ivano Balic, an internationally renowned and highly successful Croatian, world and Olympic handballer. Your brilliance in again identifying a left field target who could bring some sound coaching skills to Collingwood, clearly providing arguably some of the best coaching on how to handball available in the world and probably the solar system, something Collingwood could certainly use.

I assume the plan is to get two of these options in to the club, ostensibly with one in the presidents role and the other as coach, presumably with the player most qualified to coach landing the Presidents role and the loser ending up with the worst coaching job in AFL currently (we'll give Rocket and Horse the benefit for now).

My hat is off to you man, and I hope you share some further thoughts with the community in future, I for one will be staying tuned to catch any more finely crafted pearls of almost obscure wisdom you have for us 'unworthies' to ponder and attempt to decipher.

The Ranger

Blimey! Who knew that the head coach of the Doggies was such an eloquent writer and a keen reader of this website?!
Any more words of wisdom Bevo? Should I stick the VC on Dahl this week?
Sorry, that's Luke Dahlhaus. He plays for you.
And VC means vice-captain.
Thanks in advance.


Sadly I'm a different Bevo, and won't get sidetracked on the lack of originality if you happen to have any surname starting with "bev". No that I'm uncomfortable with Bevo, sure beats nicknames like "Shitty", "Munter" and "Jizza" especially when you're in polite company.

That aside, and thank you for clarifying t'was Dahl and not the term of endearment "Darl' or any sort of Indian fare usually lacking in meat.

With my record for picking a winner for the VC or C this year, I'd probably be better off telling you who I have put them on and you should just avoid those options. I could probably stick a VC on a bowl of Dahl and score better.

I've VC'd Smurf this week and Kennedy for the big C. Although Kennedy let me down badly last week and certainly was a Big C in the end. I considered VC on Dahl though, and t'was a toss up between him and Smurf, my even considering Dahl may well have put the kiss of death on his score though so be careful.

As an aside, has anyone noticed how often Dahl seems to feel the need to dive/fall over and handball? Bloke spends more time literally horizontal on the ground than most players vertically. Scores alright though, well, at SC anyway. Probably scored better off the field when he was going the Jack Sparrow look.


meth head


Oh…the verbosity, I wish I could un-see that, five minutes of my life…gone forever! 🙂

neil Demons Delight

Pendles and Hanners probably only have a week left before rising Simson 460 is bargain priced as is Shaw These are the 4 immediate trades ins but Dereks correct 1 or 2 at most weeks left The decision will be whether to prematurely culling McGrath Otten and Hampton to get them……Mathematics at work


You'd have to be an absolute dunce to cull Otten, McGrath or Hampton early BE's of 2-12. There's no maths to do there Neil.


i am most likely moving otten on next week. with jenkins back in the side i expect that ottens average scores will be approx 70ish.. and with the likes of hampton, newman and marchbank still scoring well i think its not the worst option


Yes it is


But you don't know that yet. The BE's are far too low to be moving these guys on yet. They could make 30-200K for all we know. It's just plain foolish.

Daniel Z

In his defense, if Otten does end up on 70's (even if it's for 1-2 weeks), his cash generation is done.
Culling him pre-round 6 would be ridiculous but starting next week, it makes more sense (unless he smashes another good score obviously).


Balic or Parfitt on field?


Can you loophole one of them? If not, I'd probably go with Parfitt.


Balic for me. Kid is a prolific ball gatherer and has eased well into afl footy

Top hawk

Hanners in this week for D Swallow OR Shaw in this week for D Swallow via DPP. Bloody driving me nuts. Leaning to go Hanners and perhaps Marchbank to Shaw next week. Although Shaw plays well against the dogs and hanners history against the blues not great.




Does anyone know how long Robbie Fox will be out for?
TBC on injury list with a knee want to hold if only missing a week or so more with his BE but if serious would be keen to swap to fisher, any info would be ace!


The knee wasn't serious, LBJ. Problem is he was put back on the rookie list when Papley returned. I'm not sure how the Swans list shapes up, but I figure if there was room to keep him on the senior list they would have done so


Pretty sure he is demoted to rookie list, he cannot play unless there is another LTI to replace


Sensational Kev. Oh boy am I offering my nuts to the gods with trades this week


Its one of those weeks, sometimes I hear that September based voice in my head say….."you shouldn't have traded so hard early…If only I'd waited…"


I'm hearing ya. But we never learn do we. Absolute suckers for value

The Ranger

I've found myself bringing in a Freo rookie this week.
That's def weird.


Part of my madness ranger. Ross will toss him next week for sure


Thanks, Pie. I'm the same, usually I lock in my trades pretty early but I'm flipping back and forth this week. These bloody useless rookies are making it hard to get the influx of discounted premo's that are being offered up


5 donuts on the pine isn't pretty


Only 5? wish I had only 5


OK Community I'd love to hear your thoughts:

Do Swallow & Roughy need to go this week?

If so, is it better to bring in Hanners, Treloar or Selwood?

The rookies discussions are all covered above.
Also, does anyone else struggle with a job and family that just keep trying to steal your day to day commitment away from Supercoach? Can we get some sort of ….scholarship system going to allow people the appropriate focus on SC? maybe a crowd fund for struggling players?


Maybe not both this week, but i feel they should be removed from your team as quickly as possible. Selwood is an amazing POD but he's quite expensive, Hanners looks to be getting back to his best, and treloar is a gun but his disposal efficiency worries me (although he did improve against essendon). Personally I'd go hanners, proven SC beast.


I'd spit swallow. Who knows how long it will take for him to make a decent price. Hanners a good option. But Selwood is in beast mode. Tough call. Perhaps value is the better oiption

The solution is quit you job & work for yourself, then get divorced & join Tinder. Frees up time & ticks all the boxes. I'm happy with the results


Like the trade. Treloar would personally be my target.


Fox gets another gig this year? Thinking gotta get him out now can have 2 non playing mids on bench
Fox out over Barrett


Back on the rookie list isn't good news for him


Needs another LTI to get called back up. I've got him, but need to ditch those who are actually going to lose cash first.


Roughy and WHE out, Balic and Fisher in. Parsons in next week if selected. Then its waiting time on 3 premos i have my eyes on. Hoping i will generate enough cash from other trades to get them in.


I would be wary of doing that. Try and get your premos in as quickly as possible so you don't leak points early compared to the rest of the comp. Going bang bang bang in rd ten is nice, however you are already well behind


Thoughts on these two trades:
WHE to Fisher (bringing Dahlhaus in fwds) and Pickett to Balic. this will leave me with around 320k in the bank with 25 trades left.
This will then allow me to upgrade SPP to Docherty next week barring he doesn't score 132 and SPP scores 60 and moving Hibberd in the midfield.


Like it

Daniel Z

Based on their scores this round, looks like Docherty will be about $573k and SPP will be $251,373.

Hopefully you can still afford it (or wait another week for SPP if you have someone else to cull).


How many living PM's do we have Kev?

The Ranger

Surely it must be seven?!


It's 7! There was about 5 in a 24 month period and I'm not 100% certain none of them were assassinated