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Supercoach RD9 : Rookie Scout Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on


Howdy folks, Barron Von Crow here, bringing you our weekly wrap up of all the rookie offerings on display.

It was a up and down week in Round 8, we had some poor performances, some good ones and some late additions who blew everyone away. We’ve also hit Round 9, which begins our bye rounds with Port Adelaide and Gold Coast sitting out this week. That should be manageable, but it’s only a few short weeks until the bye rounds start hitting us hard, so this is a crucial time that we must plan for, in terms of both upgrading and downgrading rookies and ensuring that we can field a full side every week. But enough blabbering here, let’s go look at the rookies.


West Coast VS Western Bulldogs

Fraser McInnes

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $151,100

Round 8 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 15 hitouts, 67 SCPoints, 74 CKPoints

Kurt Mutimer

MID | SC Price: $151,100

Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 6 marks, 1 tackle, 53 SCPoints, 59 CKPoints

Nathan Vardy

RUC | SC Price: $241,800

Round 8 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 21 hitouts, 67 SCPoints, 86 CKPoints

We have two potential downgrade options available from West Coast in Fraser McInnes and Kurt Mutimer here. McInnes has only played 10 career games for a career average of 40 SCPoints, but could fill in that 2nd ruck role that is open for the Eagles. We must also note that Drew Petrie has returned from his hand injury, so we now have 4 players (Vardy, Giles, McInnes and Petrie) potentially competing for 2 spots. Mutimer hasn’t set the world on fire in his first 3 games, with scores of 23, 58 and 53, but there aren’t a ton of available downgrade options there at this point, so he might be the best of a bad situation. He had 2 shots on goal against the Bullies, if he kicked those we could have seen a much higher score from him.


Hawthorn VS Brisbane

Ryan Burton

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $403,500

Round 8 Stats: 25 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 105 SCPoints, 90 CKPoints

Jack Fitzpatrick

RUC | SC Price: $217,100

Round 8 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 13 hitouts, 73 SCPoints, 48 CKPoints

Blake Hardwick

FWD | SC Price: $256,800

Round 8 Stats: 5 disposals, 2 marks, 32 SCPoints, 21 CKPoints

Jarrod Berry

DEF/MID | SC Price: $211,400

Round 8 Stats: 13 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 71 SCPoints, 71 CKPoints

Jake Barrett

MID | SC Price: $239,600

Round 8 Stats: 13 disposals, 2 goals, 2 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 55 CKPoints

Ryan Burton continues to exceed expectations, pumping out his 2nd triple digit score in as many weeks. If he keeps up this pace he may very well be a keeper option for anyone who owns him.

Jack Fitzpatrick came in for the Hawks this week, though history suggests he isn’t a long-term option, playing 5, 3 and 3 games in his previous 3 seasons, but for those who own Jarrod Witts at R3 and are looking to cash in on him this week, Fitz could be an option.

Jarrod Berry has steadied after a slow start to his AFL career, his first 3 round average was sitting at just 25 SCPoints, but he’s pushed that up to 64 SCPoints over his last 3 games. He’s now put himself into a position where we can both start him on field if needed and get some cash generation out of him also.

As for Jake Barrett, he should keep his spot in the side now that Tom Rockliff is potentially out with a shoulder injury and may see some more work in the midfield, especially if Dayne Beams doesn’t return this week as well.


St Kilda VS Carlton

Caleb Marchbank

DEF | SC Price: $370,000

Round 8 Stats: 20 disposals, 10 marks, 63 SCPoints, 82 CKPoints

Tom Williamson

DEF | SC Price: $256,000

Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 38 SCPoints, 42 CKPoints

Sam Petrevski-Seton

MID | SC Price: $369,500

Round 8 Stats: 12 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 57 CKPoints

Zac Fisher

MID | SC Price: $172,200

Round 8 Stats: 8 disposals, 5 tackles, 39 SCPoints, 39 CKPoints

Caleb Marchbank had a solid game, but his Supercoach score was probably hurt by having just 5 contested possessions among his 20 disposals. His BE is 47 this week, but he should hopefully keep until Carltons bye round in Round 11. The same applies to Sam Petrevski-Seton, his BE is much lower at just 25 this week, but that big score of 134 in Round 7 will be rolling out of his average after this week, so that will jump up quick.


GWS VS Collingwood

Tim Taranto

MID | SC Price: $322,400

Round 8 Stats: 21 disposals, 5 tackles, 82 SCPoints, 73 CKPoints

Daniel Lloyd

MID | SC Price: $117,300

Round 8 Stats: 17 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 54 SCPoints, 61 CKPoints

Will Hoskin-Elliot

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $388,400

Round 8 Stats: 18 disposals, 7 marks, 1 goal, 75 SCPoints, 81 CKPoints

Tim Taranto won the Round 8 Rising Star nomination, and with good reason. He now has a 3-round average of 78 SCPoints and should see his spot in the side safe now that Stephen Coniglio has injured his ankle again.

Daniel Lloyd played his debut game and looked good, and as with Taranto, the Giants rapidly diminishing depth could see him continue to keep his spot, although he may have to contend with Toby Greene returning. Will Hoskin-Elliot looks to have peaked, with his BE sitting at 89. The Pies have their bye in Round 13, so he is probably one that won’t last unlike Marchbank/SPS.


Adelaide VS Melbourne

Jake Kelly

DEF | SC Price: $279,900

Round 8 Stats: 16 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 63 SCPoints, 59 CKPoints

Andy Otten

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $360,400

Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 56 SCPoints, 49 CKPoints

Curtly Hampton

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $287,700

Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 52 CKPoints

Troy Menzel

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $216,400

Round 8 Stats: 11 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 46 SCPoints, 52 CKPoints

Sam Weidman

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $184,600

Round 8 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 49 SCPoints, 44 CKPoints

Mitch Hannan

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $199,400

Round 8 Stats: 8 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 30 SCPoints, 38 CKPoints

Not much to take from this game in terms of rookie performances, both Andy Otten and Curtly Hampton could find their jobs at risk with diminishing returns, while Troy Menzel is likely out of the side again if Riley Knight is right to return. Both Sam Weidman and Mitch Hannan offered little up forward for the Demons, but they didn’t need them to put a beating on Adelaide.


Essendon VS Geelong

Andrew McGrath

DEF/MID | SC Price: $364,300

Round 8 Stats: 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 66 SCPoints, 54 CKPoints

David Myers

MID | SC Price: $133,700

Round 8 Stats: 18 disposals, 5 marks, 7 inside 50’s, 58 SCPoints, 63 CKPoints

James Stewart

FWD | SC Price: $169,800

Round 8 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 3 goals, 91 SCPoints, 73 CKPoints

Tom Stewart

DEF/ | SC Price: $248,700

Round 8 Stats: 14 disposals, 4 marks, 46 SCPoints, 48 CKPoints

Mark O’Connor

DEF| SC Price: $102,400

Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 tackles, 28 SCPoints, 24 CKPoints

James Parsons

FWD | SC Price: $168,000

Round 8 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 38 SCPoints, 41 CKPoints

James Stewart played his debut game for the Bombers and looked good, booting 3 goals. Might be a bit much to expect that score every week for him, he may very well be like Aaron Black where for every score above 80 he has, he has one in the 50’s or less.

David Myers is on the bubble this week, but has yet to display great scoring potential, while Mark O’Connor was a surprise call up for the Cats, but did little to cement his spot in the side, or make us look at him as a Supercoach option.


Richmond VS Fremantle

Jake Batchelor

DEF | SC Price: $221,700

Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles, 47 SCPoints, 46 CKPoints

Todd Elton

FWD | SC Price: $219,000

Round 8 Stats: 6 disposals, 3 marks, 3 hitouts, 21 SCPoints, 33 CKPoints

Daniel Butler

FWD | SC Price: $275,700

Round 8 Stats: 11 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles, 36 SCPoints, 38 CKPoints

Cameron McCarthy

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $339,900

Round 8 Stats: 15 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal, 66 SCPoints, 63 CKPoints

Cameron McCarthy continued his solid play up forward for the Dockers, a score of 66 SCPoints with just 1 goal to his name is probably a quality return for a big forward. Dan Butler has a BE of 69, which is achievable, but his 3-round average is sitting at just 49 SCPoints, so based on current form he’ll be looking to lose a bit of cash this week.


Gold Coast VS Port Adelaide

Brad Scheer

MID | SC Price: $117,300

Round 8 Stats: 10 disposals, 2 marks, 27 SCPoints, 28 CKPoints

Jack Bowes

DEF/FWD | SC Price: $249,400

Round 8 Stats: 18 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 52 SCPoints, 60 CKPoints

Jarrod Witts

RUC | SC Price: $432,100

Round 8 Stats: 19 disposals, 4 tackles, 34 hitouts, 97 SCPoints, 96 CKPoints

Sam Powell-Pepper

MID| SC Price: $311,900

Round 8 Stats: 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 70 SCPoints, 76 CKPoints

Both these sides have a bye round this week, which makes it difficult for people who have Jarrod Witts as R1/R2. Sam Powell-Pepper has a 3-round average of 75 SCPoints, which is solid and he could be a handy bench option to keep through the byes since he’ll play all 3 games. The same applies to Jack Bowes, although his potential scoring output looks to be a step below what SPP could achieve.


North Melbourne VS Sydney

Ed Vickers-Willis

DEF | SC Price: $191,500

Round 8 Stats: 21 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 79 SCPoints, 66 CKPoints

Kayne Turner

FWD | SC Price: $291,100

Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 10 tackles, 72 SCPoints, 86 CKPoints

Sam Durdin

FWD | SC Price: $123,900

Round 8 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 48 SCPoints, 29 CKPoints

Jy Simpkin

FWD | SC Price: $215,400

Round 8 Stats: 4 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 SCPoints, 12 CKPoints

Nic Newman

DEF | SC Price: $322,000

Round 8 Stats: 35 disposals, 11 marks, 4 tackles, 151 SCPoints, 135 CKPoints

Lewis Melican

DEF/ | SC Price: $197,400

Round 8 Stats: 6 disposals, 2 tackles, 31 SCPoints, 32 CKPoints

Will Hayward

FWD | SC Price: $210,300

Round 8 Stats: 10 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal, 38 SCPoints, 33 CKPoints

I’m sure those who used Nic Newman as a captain loophole option weren’t too pleased when he was a late inclusion for Oliver Florent, but Newman went out and put on what could potentially be a career establishing performance for the 24-year-old (and perhaps a sign we should pay attention to anyone who wins the Fothergill-Round Medal in the VFL. I’m looking at you, Luke Ryan). I can’t see any way Horse would drop him after that performance, so he should keep his spot going forward.

The Roos had some decent results with Ed Vickers-Willis and Kayne Turner, although Jy Simpkin will need to be traded out after injuring his AC joint, which will see him on the sidelines for 6 weeks.




Jy Simpkin – 94 BE

Will Hoskin-Elliot – 89 BE

Andy Otten – 87 BE

Tim Broomhead – 82 BE

Curtly Hampton – 70 BE

Dan Butler – 69 BE

Tom Williamson – 65 BE

Dan Houston – 63 BE

Jake Kelly – 62 BE

Cam McCarty – 61 BE

Andrew McGrath – 60 BE



Sam Powell-Pepper – 54 BE

Mitch Hannan – 53 BE

Caleb Marchbank – 47 BE

Blake Hardwick – 45 BE

Sam Weidman – 43 BE

Harrison Macreadie – 43 BE

Tim Taranto – 42 BE

Troy Menzel – 42 BE

James Parsons – 42 BE

Oliver Florent – 42 BE

Griffin Logue – 41 BE

Matthew Kennedy – 40 BE

Jack Bowes – 40 BE


LOW BE (MIN 3 games)

Kurt Mutimer – -22 BE

Nic Newman – -20 BE

Jarrod Berry – -6 BE

Ed Vickers-Willis – -1 BE

Aaron Black – 0 BE

Harley Balic – 8 BE

Kayne Turner – 13 BE

Lewis Melican – 18 BE

Ryan Burton 21 BE



David Myers | MID | $133,700

Sam Durdin | FWD | $123,900

Brad Scheer | MID | $117,300



Round 5 of the VFL season was concluded over the weekend, with Essendon defeated Geelong 116-55, Werribee edging out Collingwood 112-101, Port Melbourne remained undefeated, winning against Footscray 112-81, Box Hill also went up to 5-0 by defeating Richmond 116-94, the Northern Blues defeated Casey 98-43 and finally Sandringham defeated Coburg 100-89

Northern Blues (Carlton)

Kristian Jaksch – Had a big day in front of goals, booting 5.2, along with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Harrison MacreadieHad just the 10 disposals, along with 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Ciaran Sheehan – Solid effort from Sheehan, who had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 2 rebound 50’s.

David CuninghamCuningham had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 3 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Jarrod PickettFinished with 14 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Kym LeboisPlayed his first VFL game after dealing with a quad injury to start the year, Lebois had just 5 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and kicked a goal.

Cameron PolsonPolson booted 2 goals, as well as having 19 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.

Pat Kerr – Couldn’t impact the scoreboard, kicking 3 behinds, but finished with 15 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Andrew GallucciLike Kerr, booted 3 behinds for the game, as well as having 12 disposals and 5 tackles.


Matthew ScharenbergHad another massive game, racking up 34 disposals, 7 marks and 6 rebound 50’s. Surely a call up is coming?

Callum Brown – Big game for Brown, having 31 disposals (21 handballs), 3 marks, 7 tackles and 7 inside 50’s, as well as kicking a goal.

Ben CrockerKicked 2.1, along with 13 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s.

Tim Broomhead – Back in the VFL and had just 8 disposals (all handballs), along with 2 marks and 1 tackle.

Josh DaicosFinished with just 10 disposals and 1 tackle.

Kayle KirbyKicked 3.2, along with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.


Aaron Francis – Had just 11 disposals, 4 marks and 1 tackle.

Alex Morgan – Morgan had 19 disposals (12 handballs), 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 inside 50’s.

Ben McNieceMcNiece finished with 21 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Joshua Begley – Kicked 2.1, as well as having 17 disposals, 7 marks and 7 tackles.


Ryan GardnerHad just 14 disposals (though the team high was 20 from Scott Selwood, so maybe that was a good result for him!), 7 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Zach GuthrieGuthrie had 12 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Jordan CunicoBooted 1 goal, along with 19 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s.

Aaron BlackBack in the VFL and kicked 2.1, along with 8 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Sam SimpsonSimpson had 18 disposals, 1 mark and 5 tackles for the Cats.

Box Hill (Hawthorn)

Harry MorrisonMorrison booted a goal, as well as having 18 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Dallas WillsmoreWillsmore finished with 24 disposals, 9 marks, 4 inside 50’s and a goal against Richmond.

Oliver HanrahanBooted 2 goals, along with 16 disposals, 8 marks and 5 inside 50’s.

Ryan Schoenmakers – Kicked 2 goals, along with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles.

Mitch LewisKicked 2 goals, but not massively involved elsewhere, finishing with just 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Luke SurmanLuke decided to quit football after “losing his passion to play” and “has decided that he would like to pursue other opportunities.”

Casey (Melbourne)

Declan KeiltyHad just 9 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 9 hitouts.

Mitchell King – Quiet day for King with just 5 disposals, 2 tackles and 17 hitouts.

Jay Kennedy-Harris – Returned to the VFL and had 24 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1

Werribee (North Melbourne)

Mitchell HibberdFinished with 23 disposals, 4 marks and 8 rebound 50’s.

Nick LarkeyBooted 2.2, along with 10 disposals and 5 marks.

Will Fordham – Had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Josh Williams – Kicked 2 goals, along with 12 disposals and 2 marks.

Braydon Preuss – Had 45 hitouts, along with 11 disposals, 6 marks and 2 behinds.

Cameron Zurhaar – Kicked 2 goals, along with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 6 inside 50’s.


Mabior CholKicked 1 goal, but had just 5 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Shai BoltonKicked 1.2, along with 18 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 5 inside 50’s. Seems to be developing nicely so far this year.

Ivan SoldoShared ruck duties with his cousin Ivan Maric and had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 27 hitouts.

Callum MooreKicked 1 goal, along with 13 disposals, 4 marks and 4 inside 50’s.

Tyson Stengle – Booted 1.2, as well as having 11 disposals, 3 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Sandringham (St Kilda)

Brandon White – Finished with 14 disposals and 6 inside 50’s.

Hugh GoddardJust the 8 disposals and 3 marks for Goddard, who continues his return from his long layoff with an Achilles injury.

Bailey RiceRice had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Ben Long – Booted 3.1, along with 9 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles.

Nathan FreemanHad just 9 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s against Coburg.

Nick O’Kearney – Had a big game with 27 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 9 inside 50’s.

Jason HolmesBooted a goal, as well as having 10 disposals and 29 hitouts.

Lewis PierceRucked with Holmes and had 25 hitouts, as well as 7 disposals and 3 tackles.

Rowan MarshallKicked 3.1, along with 13 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles.

Paddy McCartinLooked to get humming again, but could have done even more damage, finishing with 4.5, along with 18 disposals and 14 marks.

Ed PhillipsKicked 1.1, along with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles.

Footscray (Western Bulldogs)

Josh PruddenHad just the 11 disposals with 5 marks.

Kieran CollinsFinished with 14 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Timothy EnglishEnglish had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 7 hitouts.

Nathan Mullenger-McHughVery quiet game for him, having just 4 disposals, 2 marks and 1 goal.

Lewis YoungYoung had 17 disposals, 10 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.


The split round continued in the SANFL this week, with both Adelaide and Port Adelaide having a bye. They’ll both be back in action this week as Port Adelaide take on the undefeated Woodsville West-Torrens and Adelaide take on the winless West Adelaide


Round 7 of the NEAFL season is in the books with the UWS Giants going down to Aspley 129-58, Sydney smashed Eastlake 165-44, Brisbane lost to Redland 117-104 and the NT Thunder defeated the Gold Coast 90-60.


Matthew HammelmannHad a day out in front of goal, kicking 5.2, along with 14 disposals and 7 marks.

Reuben WilliamJoined Hammelmann by causing Redland headaches on the scoresheet, kicking 3.1, along with having 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Cian Hanley – Had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Cedric Cox – Cox finished with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles.

Mitchell Hinge – Hinge had 15 disposals, 8 marks and 7 rebound 50’s.

Josh ClaytonClayton had 12 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s.

Corey LyonsHad one of his better games so far this year, finishing with 21 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and a goal.

Oscar McInerney – Booted 2 goals, along with 13 disposals, 4 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 23 hitouts.

Jonathan FreemanKicked 2.1, along with 9 disposals and 3 marks.

Gold Coast

Mackenzie WillisFinished with 12 disposals, as well as 3 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Jack ScrimshawScrimshaw had 19 disposals (13 handballs), 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 inside 50’s.

Max SpencerHad 15 disposals, 1 tackle and 5 rebound 50’s.

Will BrodieBrodie kicked 1.1, along with 16 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 2 inside 50’s.


Harry Perryman – Had a huge game with 39 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s, as well as kicking 1.2.

Isaac Cumming – Finished with 27 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.

Jeremy FinlaysonFinlayson had 22 disposals, 4 marks and 7 rebound 50’s against Aspley.

Zachary SprouleBooted 3 goals, along with 25 disposals, 9 marks, 4 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Dawson SimpsonHad 50 hitouts, along with 12 disposals and 5 tackles.

Matthew KennedyFinished with 19 disposals (13 handballs), 3 marks, 5 tackles and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Matthew FlynnHad his chances in front of goal, but kicked 1.4, Flynn also had 16 disposals, 6 marks and 5 hitouts.

Lachlan TizianiKicked a goal, along with 17 disposals, 7 marks and 6 inside 50’s.


Michael TaliaKicked 1 goal, along with 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

Jordan Foote – Foote kicked 1 goal, as well as having 14 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.

Brandon JackHad 24 disposals (15 handballs), 2 marks, 5 inside 50’s and a goal.

Jordan DawsonDawson had a massive game, finishing with 38 disposals, 7 marks, 8 tackles, 7 inside 50’s and kicked 2.2.

Robbie FoxFox had 16 disposals (13 handballs), 3 marks and 1 tackle.

Darcy CameronFinished with 14 disposals, 7 marks and 20 hitouts.

Sam Murray – Kicked a goal, along with 22 disposals, 7 marks and 6 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Samuel Fisher – Fished had 25 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and 2 behinds.

Toby Pink – Booted 2 behinds, as well as having 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.


Round 9 of the WAFL saw the Peel Thunder defeat Swan Districts 84-63 and East Perth smash the winless East Fremantle 142-55

East Perth (West Coast)

Malcolm KarpanyBooted 2 goals, along with 19 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Daniel Venables – Kicked 4 goals, along with 14 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Luke PartingtonPartington finished with 30 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 2 behinds.

Matthew AllenKicked 3.1, along with 13 disposals and 8 marks.

Tom LambLamb finished with 1.2, as well as 18 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Peel Thunder (Fremantle)

Griffin Logue – Finished with 19 disposals, 7 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.

Taylin DumanDuman had 12 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles.

Brennan Cox – Cox finished with 20 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Luke RyanRyan had 24 disposals (19 kicks), 13 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.

Sean Darcy – Had a good game, kicking 4 goals, along with 12 disposals, 5 marks and 31 hitouts.

And that’s it from me, but as always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the section below, or drop me a line on the twitters 


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Let me be the first here to say to Ross Lyon – bring in Ryan old mate!


Um. Balic back first please Ross. Need him this week. Gulp


Luke Ryan will be in my team within the next few weeks regardless of whether he ever gets a game. The backline is where the rookies are fat and we need that money for other lines.


Be careful that doesn't impact you in the byes Steeeve


The amount of Essendon Rookie options to get in are brimming!! but wouldn't be getting them all in when that Essendon bye comes round the corner, could spell trouble!


First trade is Hampton to Myers via Berry but am not to sure with who to upgrade Butler to?
OPTION 1: Butler>Macrae leaving $130k
OPTION 2: Butler>Stef via Nank leaving 170k
OPTION 3: Butler to Goldy via Nank.
Stef and Goldy have bottomed out this round and will most likely smash their BE's as goldy plays melbourne.
On the other hand macrae is steady and it doesnt look like his price will be fluctuating too much.
Should i go bang to a ruck now or bring in macrae for some consistency, team is travelling decently at this stage.


I'd be getting heeney for butler


Heeney is the buzz word, I like it.




Awesome as always BVC. Definitely got my eye on McInnnes. Handy DPP. But as you say with some competition for the spot I won't be going early


It would be nice to have McInnes and Long get a few games. I miss the DEF/FWD DPP players, they were great last year.

Curious George

My plan is bring in mcinnes next week in fwd line play him through till his bye.
Rd 12 trade Newman to Macrae via dpp completing fwd line with steel at f6.


I don't rate McInnes' JS. Doubt he be a bye period saviour.


Fantastic BVC, you're doing South Austraila proud old mate. Pity the same can't be said for your Crows just at the minute.

I'd always planned to go SPP to Myers this week but am now holding SPP for bye coverage. Same with Witts.

Instead I'm getting rid of Pickett and Hannan, bringing in Myers and JJK. Wow my team smells so much better already.


Shaw, laird, Howe- Stewart
Adams, Newman, Marchbank- Hampton

Dangerfield, Neale, Fyfe, JPK
Treleor, Martin, SPP, Taranto
– Barrett, Pickett, Fisher

Sandilands, Grundy- strandica

McRae, Dalhaus, JJK-parsons
Nankervis, Roughead, HoskinElliot- Eddy

Have 22 trades left and 19k and wondering what I should do next ! Can someone help me out cheers

Ranked about 10,000


nice team with 22 trades!


you could trade out WHE to Myers (via Taranto) & Hampton to a keeper defender (Simmo, Rance, Shaw, Hurley, Dawson)


Forget all them Rick …… most of them wont be top 6. …… you have to work Doc into you team.


Ablett is so inconsistent..I just feel like rage trading him..he gets the pill but doesnt score as much


He is a concern but it's GAJ so hang onto him as long as you can. Might pay to overlook last game, he's in holiday mode with the family in China. After his bye, look out!!

Top Gun

Dont see him in and under as much. Tends to be on the outside looking for a handball.


news out of Hawthorn (not that anyone cares). Cyril will miss 8-12 weeks. Stratton 4-5 weeks and frawley has Turf Toe and could miss 4-5 weeks. Birchell still 4 weeks away. JOM is running but has not participated in any ball skills and has not trained with team proper.


Give us some damn rookies Hawthorn. Then we might care a little bit

Captain Risky

Burton has been a star and Hardwick has been serviceable, problem is no one trusts Hawthorn rookies I think, me included!

neil demons delight

whats turf toe Dr Derek

Not Dr Derek

Ligament sprain in the metatarsophalangeal joint (where your big toe is connected to your foot)


Come on cousins. We're waiting


Myers or Stewart this week? i know rookies after 1 game is a terrible move butttt butler needs to go!


Stewart is very tempting


who did Stewart replace? or is he in team on merit. Another decent score and he will be a nice cash cow


Was doing ok in the 2s picking up 2 or 3 goals a game Derek, but Bombers are throwing the team around a bit resting players ect ect


Zorko has to be considered, no Rocky or Beams ($525K b/e 102).

Jock Skidmore

nothing to see here….move along quickly thank you


Get Rich


Zane Dorko to cop a heavy tag as he's the only decent mid at Brisbane now.


Agree. Great pod


I have him as well as Kelly.
Both great pods and going along very nicely.
Wad going to bring in danger in next week but was going to trade Kelly but after his effort on the weekend unsure who to trade out.

Mids: Bont, pendles, ablett, zorko, kelly, sloane, JPK and Fyfe.

Who do I trade?
or none and just leave it?


You're midfield is complete, apart from future injuries.
I'd be looking at strengthening your backs or forwards.


SC101…never sideways trade a gun unless injured…remember hanneberry

bob the builder

Is Heeney overpriced now at 490k?
Never averaged more than 80 not sure he can keep this output up.
Its either him or Stef Martin for Butler


Never averaged more than 80? How many years has he played now.


Gonna wait till he's over his next but if the fever


He has a BE of 40 odd, this is the cheapest we will get him for a while.


Yep he's risky.

The Benchmark

For the first time I'm branching out to the community as I think I'm over thinking it all
Can I get some some thoughts/changes please

R.Laird T.Adams K.Simpson (C.Hampton)
C.Marchbank A.Otten N.Newman (E.vickers-Willis)

T.mitchell P.Dangerfield A.Treloar (J.Barret)
J.Kennedy N.Fyfe D.martin. (H.Balic)
S.powell-pepper (R.Fox)

S.Martin A.Sandiliands (L.Strnadica)

E.Yeo L.Dahlhous I. Heeney (D.Butler)
T.Lynch L.Franklin T.Nankervis (B.Eddy)

The Benchmark

Only 7k in the kitty 20 trades

The benchmark

Sorry guys I forgot to add I already have Myers in the midfield but forgot to pop him in


Butler out for Myers via Balic and then upgrade Hampton to a premium as he's now leaking cash.


Butler and hampton/otten to a defence premo like Rance? Then swing a rookie forward and bring in myers

Jock Skidmore

Hampton to Berry, Butler to Parker via Balic, then next time Shaw in for Otten or vice versa

The benchmark

I won't have enough for Parker
It may have to look like Hampton to McInnes and Hampton to hibberd

The benchmark

Hampton to berry
Otten to hibberd
Now to not look at SuperCoach for a few days


Nice work BVC … I watched the Peel game, Ryan went very well but I still think he might need a couple more b4 Ross gives him a look.

Great White

surprised he hasn't failed a drug test yet…..


Any thoughts on what I should do.

Laird, Adams, Roberton
Tuohy, Shaw, Hibberd
(Vicker Willis, Stewart)

Oliver, Yeo, Pendlebury
Zorko, Kennedy, Fyfe
Powell Pepper, Barrett
(Fisher, Balic, Hibberd)

Martin, Nankervis

Dalhaus, Franklin, Steele
Greene, Taranto, Hayward
(Parsons, Eddy)

Don't know whether to trade down PP or Taranto and then upgrade the other to a premo, leaving not much in the bank
or to do something else…

18 Trades left, 124,900 in bank


Think id be holding this week…


So can trade out rookies during bye rounds?


Baltic won't play this week.


1. Houston & SPP to Heeney & Myers? or
2. Houston & Hampton to Macrae & McNiece?


2. SPP hitting his straps. Can see him getting up to 400k


2 easily


Hold your trades this week mate, byes are coming


David, if this was a reply to my comment above, there is no way I am putting Fisher and Parsons on field by not trading. They are struggling to make cash and generate points at a time my scores have been poor. Heeney is almost a must have at under $500k and Myers is on the bubble.


Sry meant for stanks


I like your first choice btw and yeah I would not field them either


Thanks David, no probs.


Hey all,
So I had nank in my rucks and didn't really have a way to get him in the forward unless I traded in a duel ruck/fwd.
Thoughts on upgrading the likes of Butler to boyd and Houston to Heeney to then bring nank in the forward and eventually trade up Boyd to premo ruck after their bye round? Probably someone like S.Martin.
Will have a full premo fwd line after this. (Macrae, Dahl, Franklin, Nank, Greene, heeney).
Only need to upgrade 1 ruck spot, 1 defense spot and 3 mids then full premo. Got Boyd, Newman, Taranto, SPP and 1 other rookie to upgrade.
20 trades left, 105k in the bank.
Any thoughts on this strategy would be much appreciated!


Press trade on a FWD players, then swap (s) with nank down near the bottom right.


This is what I've been looking for, cheers!


im a crazy guy who brought in Frankfurt 444k then captain his 160 and gets 82 just gone.
brought in Kelly 504k last week for his 147 VC looped his score.

This week I'm getting even more crazy… yes I'm looking for bang for buck
this trade rides a lot on him to keep his midfield role and not get the Ross treatment. Let me level with you all, when I first read the article about Walters being used in the middle I thought to myself well his speed would help a slow Fremantle engine and he has some underrated class. I did not think he would have too much impact tbh, but boy he has proved me wrong 119 and 137 scores as a direct result of midfield time can't be ignored.

His cheap price tag also allows me to upgrade Marchbank right now to any Mid Premo under 545k looking strongly at Martin or Oliver. Yes Oliver I truely undermestimated your grace, your brain and most of all your beastly contested footy. Got to see him play against Adelaide and this kid is a keeper.

Marchbank > Oliver or Martin
Butler > Walters

Let me know am I getting crazy with these 2 trades?



Jock Skidmore

I like them actually. The punt on Walters is no worse than punting on Butler. Oliver a beast while he is going. Demons seem to be playing better footy than the tiges so that keeps the interest in Oliver over Martin. Whats the worst thing that can happen here? Huge upside potentially if you have Marchbank covered down back.


Yeah got Marchbank covered by Newman, Stewart and Berry (swing) set with McGrath


David David David………<sigh>… this is a 'Tuesday Trade', destine to be reversed later in the week when you have had a good think about it.


Like the Walter's move. Risky as he'll though.


It's one of those seasons. I traded in Yeo.


S hill will return. Will Walters stay in the mid…? Ross so probs no.


Nothing crazy about it at all DavidSA.

You have listed all the pro's & cons which are all relevant IMHO.
For anyone to talk you out of this is pure stupidity because at the end of the day it all comes down to each individual's gut feeling.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE this community on here along with Jock, Higgo & Crouching
However that being said the downside that sticks out like dogs nuts over the years since this community along with other forums and the likes about fantasy footy is that the vast majority of coaches don't follow their gut, instead they listen to all the hype and end up with a side that is like 90% of everyone else's team making it virtually impossible to score the highest score for a week let alone to win this thing.

All I can say is follow your gut and stick with it regardless what others tell you.
If anyone on here prior to the season proper starting, mentioned Oliver, Murphy, Ebert & Kelly were all going to be potential top 10 midfielders or even great stepping stones, OR Roberton in defence and Yeo, Dixon, Steele in the forward could be top 10 or great stepping stones 99.99% of us including myself would have laughed and told whoever to wake up and smell the Coffee and look what's happened.

The same applies with a G&R strategy vs Guns, Mid-priced & Rookies – The vast majority on here would have told you not to get to many midfielders – I know I was against it, however it seems to be the better selection this season as money was to be made from TON'S of mid-priced players making it easier to turn them into "Elite Premo's"

Do I personally think Walters is a keeper this season going by what he has done thus far, my answer would be "Highly Unlikely" but shit who knows he could end up being a top 10 scorer in the forward from round 9 onward's if he continues playing in the guts.

Just follow your gut mate. Good Luck…


Will love his price after his bye that's for sure



SPP to Josh Kelly/Dusty?


Butler to S. Martin via DPP?


love the last option by a mile
SPP will be viatal cover for the real byes


Martin impacts the round 11 bye


2nd option still best 🙂

Jock Skidmore

No one is saying "I'll get you Butler"….there's a sign


Really like the look of Heeney, getting enough midfield time so far to seriously contend for top 6-8 forward

50k short of Butler to Heeney

Which other rookie goes to Myers to free up the cash? (Assuming he's named)
– Barrett
– Taranto
– Powell-Pepper

Leaning towards taranto but maybe Barrett?

Thoughts appreciated 🙂


I'd say spp


Was leaning away from SPP
He's found a bit of form of late and will be handy throughout the bye rounds


surely you have some other options than those 3? all have great JS and playing well. great for a few more weeks at the very least


I know… its a painful situation

T.Stewart would be nice but backline rookie would mean missing myers, could go early on Mcinnes?

Have Balic, Fisher and Parsons as well as Eddy and Pickett both taking a spot each -.-


keep an eye out on whether mcneice is named. has a great breakeven and played pretty well in the 2's


McNeice will be back on the Rookie list when Laverde comes back after LTI… could be R14 (6 weeks) .. would have to play most if not all games b4hand to make top coin.

Temet Nosce

Thanks for the update BVC, interesting Scooter is back in the 2's. Some of those Geelong rookies JS is about to get even more marginal.


I saw 20 blokes he should replace last week


Scott selwood getting a game would mean that Geelongs tackle count would literally double.


Is durdin an option


not a good one

Curious George

If s-berg named this week make for a perfect downgrade for Rd 11 bye
Marchbank to s-berg perfect timing.


he has to get a game


Thinking Heeney but already have Lloyd, Newman, JPK and Buddy. Is having FIVE Swans a bit silly?


Not if they all score 100 plus


I've skipped on Heeney as an upgrade for exactly that reason (and for the bye's).

Gone early on Marchbank this week together with Otten, to shuffle Adams into the back line and Berry onto the bench, and bring in Danger and Greene.


not a bad idea. Swans have started poor, so they are relatively cheap. If you thinking what i'm thinking and believe that swans still have a part to play this year, you can't have enough of them. The bye is a bugger though

neil demons delight

always a great report I am very keen on Hurley low ownership and in good form also has 13 bye .I think he is as good a choice as shaw Thing that worries me is Essendon maybe both the bombers

Wizard of Ertz

Merrett or JPK?

Mark DaSkid

both..before byes are over


Whats the story with Ben McNephew?


There is none, just wasn't selected. Bombers rotating a lot in the past few weeks, should get another chance. Strong VFL form helps

Yes Mate

Hampton to Newman?? Considering Newman's break even is -20, and the fact that there are no real downgrade options, do you think this is viable? Hopefully he rises to 420+ then i upgrade to premo?

Also who to downgrade Josh Bruce to?

Any suggestions welcome 🙂

Brett H

Yep – would like to hear some thoughts on this move?

I am thinking about going either Otten or Hampton to Newman this week.

Still devastated that I traded Newman out for Pendles last Saturday.

Nearly threw up on Sunday morning when Newman was a late in, and he was on 45 S/C points at quarter time. At least he only went on to score 151 !!!

Can the weekend just gone give Newman the belief that he belongs at AFL level – as there is a sneaky outside chance that he could become a keeper.


No for crying out loud don't use 3-4 trades in a season on newman, let alone any player.


so 2 trades for a 100k gain, what do you reckon?


No mate


will picking up laird at 563000 hurt me down the track as it is a hard you in terms of cash generation? Or definetly do it (otten-laird which leaves me with 4 rookies left)


Cant help wondering what reason horse will give for dropping Newman !!