SuperCoach RD9: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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The Supercoach heroes, the villains and the DAMNED of 2018

Hello Patrick, my old friend. You’ve become your old self again.

Sung with Simon and Garfunkel theme music, these lyrics amount to pure SuperCoach bliss.

Finally, many of our premiums lived up to their reputations on the weekend, smashing out imperious scores. Danger and Tommy Mitchell were phenomenal, while the likes of Dusty, Pendles, Hanners and Lachie Neale produced colossal totals.

The Heroes

Tom Mitchell (158 SC) had a mammoth 50 possessions, just 3 off the all-time record. Despite the Hawks’ loss, T-Mitch was everywhere, getting his hands on the pill with alarming regularity. 22 of his disposals were contested, while he also had 8 marks and 8 tackles. Forget top 10 mid, Mitchell is well on track for top 5 based on his current form. Dustin Martin (144 SC) was influential for the Tigers with 35 touches, while Scott Pendlebury (142 SC) had 36 disposals, 9 tackles and a goal to help Collingwood overcome Hawthorn on Saturday evening.

Geelong had a field day on Friday night against the Dogs. Dangerfield (150 SC), Zac Smith (140 SC), Mitch Duncan (130 SC) and Joel Selwood (126 SC) all broke the magical 120-barrier.  Danger’s 102-point first half was extraordinary and he became the first player in history to register a 30+ disposal, 4-goal and 10+ tackle game. Selwood bounced back with a robust ton after a couple of lean weeks while Duncan has been the quiet achiever of the Cats side, boosting his average up to 107 with his 6th triple-figure score in 9 weeks.

Sydney’s Dan Hannebery (137 SC) must have surely got back on the cans in the past month. The gun mid was the Swans’ best player in their romp over the Saints, racking up 30 touches, 12 marks, 8 tackles and 2 goals. He’s averaging 115 over the past 7 rounds, with 6 tons. Saints opponent Dylan Roberton (119 SC) was one of his side’s best performers and has cemented himself as a genuine top 6 defensive prospect.

Freo ran riot on Sunday evening, with Michael Walters (135 SC), Lachie Neale (134 SC), Connor Blakely (130 SC) and David Mundy (128 SC) all producing massive numbers. Neale is now the best SC player in the competition, averaging 121 points per game, while Walters has been outstanding since being moved to the midfield a couple of weeks ago. Carlton opponents Marc Murphy (123 SC) and Matthew Kreuzer (121 SC) both continued their outstanding form in 2017.  

Todd Goldstein (135 SC) almost looks back to his best after posting his third ton in a row for the Roos, while Brisbane midfield ace Dayne Zorko (123 SC) continues to fly under the radar. He’s currently averaging 108 and has only missed three figures twice so far this season.

Monster Giants ruckman Shane Mumford (135 SC) continued his exceptional year, while speedy sidekick Nathan Wilson (127 SC) used his run off half back to devastating effect against the Tigers.

The Villains

Marcus Bontempelli (81 SC) played arguably his worst game of the year. He has inspired the Dogs to some famous victories already in his short career, but was unable to repeat those efforts against Geelong. Was the only player in the competition to have had 20+ possessions and a goal in every match so far in 2017, but broke that run with 19 touches and 0.3 on Friday night.

St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt (77 SC) is going to be dirt cheap shortly after an uncharacteristic down period. Scores of 65, 75 and 77 over the past three rounds have seen Rooey’s price head south, making him a bargain after his round 11 bye.  Swans opponents Lance Franklin (76 SC), Luke Parker (74 SC), Isaac Heeney (69 SC) and Zak Jones (49 SC) were unable to cash in on their side’s success, posting below-average totals.

Elliott Yeo (70 SC) and Josh Kennedy (71 SC) are probably the two biggest barometers at the Eagles and it’s no coincidence that their scores are usually well down in West Coast losses. This was certainly the occasion on Sunday, as the flat-trackers were absolutely thumped by Essendon. Even the usually reliable and consistent Matt Priddis (70 SC) had an off game for the Eagles.   

After a small resurgence, Kade Simpson (78 SC) has been quiet the past 2 weeks. This must be of some concern to his owners.  Toby Greene (70 SC) was sketchy on his return from suspension and relies too heavily on goals to boost his scoring. The Shaun Higgins (82 SC) roller-coaster continued for his owners with another sub-par outing.

The Redeemers

Dayne Beams (132 SC) and Adam Treloar (125 SC) both returned from injury lay offs with a vengeance on Saturday evening. Those who held the pair would have been extremely pleased with the outcome. Beams accumulated a monster 40 disposals, while Treloar had 34 touches, 7 tackles and a goal.

What a comeback from Bulldog Mitch Wallis (133 SC) on Friday night. After suffering a horrific leg injury last season, the son of Dean played his first game of 2017 and looked mighty impressive. Had 26 disposals – 20 of them contested – to go with 2 goals and 12 clearances. Cats opponent Scott Selwood (104 SC) also made a fine return from an extended injury break. At $280K, many will be considering him as a M8 option if he looks the goods again next week.

Geelong speedster Zach Tuohy (114 SC) rebounded well after a poor outing last week, while Rory Sloane (119 SC) didn’t get tagged – unlike the previous two matches – allowing him to register an easy ton. Jobe Watson (111 SC) played arguably his best game of 2017, amassing 30 disposals, 9 marks and 5 tackles.

The Prodigies

In a season where our cash generation options have been limited to almost unprecedented levels, finally there is a glimmer of hope.

117K MID/FWD Hugh Greenwood (104 SC) belted out a magnificent ton on debut, slotting 3 goals to go with 9 tackles. Watch him this week and if he looks the goods again, bring him in. Fellow Adelaide first-gamer Jordan Gallucci (57 SC) also did enough to warrant consideration, but keep in mind the Crows were playing a pretty ordinary side. Those still holding Andy Otten (72 SC) and Curtly Hampton (52 SC) should not have been surprised by their returns, as the pair hit almost exactly what they are currently averaging.

Brisbane young guns Jake Barrett (87 SC) and Jarrod Berry (75 SC) are proving to be viable on-field options after another eye-catching display. Fellow Lion Hugh McCluggage (40 SC) hasn’t quite tapped into his potential yet, however.

Nic Newman (91 SC) picked up where he left off for the Swans last week, while team-mates Will Hayward (64 SC) and Lewis Melican (40 SC) performed as expected. Mitch Hannan (85 SC) finally had another decent game for the Demons with three goals helping to beef up his total, while Roo Ed Vickers-Willis (75 SC) has posted notable scores in his past two matches.

Will Hoskin-Elliott (71 SC) had 18 disposals and 6 tackles to help his side to a remarkable comeback win over Hawthorn, while opponent Blake Hardwick (55 SC) was solid without being spectacular. Geelong’s Tom Stewart (52 SC) and James Parsons (47 SC) produced par totals, while Irish team-mate Mark O’Conner (36 SC) is a 102K defensive rookie who is on the bubble this week.

Tim Taranto (81 SC) continues to improve with every match, while Daniel Lloyd (47 SC) is on the bubble this week and should continue to get games due to GWS’ mounting injury list. Fellow Giant  Harry Perryman (47 SC) didn’t look out of place in his first game.  

Go-getter Shai Bolton (67 SC) showed plenty on debut for Richmond and almost helped them get over the line. He looks a good prospect for our forward lines in two weeks time. Fellow Tiger Ivan Soldo (31 SC) was less convincing in the ruck in his second outing.

Baby Bombers Andy McGrath (59 SC), David Meyers (56 SC) and James Stewart (51 SC) were unable to capitalise on their side’s dominant victory over the Eagles. West Coast opponent Fraser McInnes (66 SC) is averaging 66.5 after his first two games and looms as a decent DEF/FWD rookie option this week at $150K. Team-mate Kurt Mutimer (35 SC) was barely sighted.

Tom Williamson (64 SC), Zac Fisher (63 SC), Caleb Marchbank (61 SC) and Sam Petrevski-Seton (58 SC) all posted remarkably similar scores for Carlton in their gallant loss to the Dockers.  

The Damned

FFS, Heath Shaw (73 SC), this is getting beyond a joke.  Heater was the top-scoring defender in 2015 and third on the list last season. But 9 rounds in and he has posted just 2 tons. This continual mediocrity demands he be put in the Damned section, after appearing as a Villain the past 2 weeks in a row. At this point his average is a horror 87. Despite this, he probably shouldn’t be moved on just yet. Some coaches may be considering a luxury trade to a Roberton or a Lloyd, which wouldn’t be the worse move in the world. But common sense says we should hold, as hard as that is. Surely he has to come good at some point.

What has happened to the once great Callan Ward (62 SC)? He looks a shadow of his former self. Those who started with him or traded him in at a cheaper price will need to look at upgrading him quick smart. Is averaging just 86 and only has 2 triple figure scores from 9 matches so far this season.

On the eve of the season, Bernie Vince (52 SC) was touted as a possible top 6 defender and a sound option. But a variety of roles, including occasional tagging duties, have seen his scores plummet in 2017. Just one triple-figure return and four scores under 65 have seen him average a very ordinary 72 so far. For those who still have him, he needs to go ASAP.

How did you go this week?

 Twitter: @CarlPfeiffer9



Ken · 22/05/2017 at 12:45

Is hibberd the real deal

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 13:36

    After 5 games I'm just about convinced. Could end up averaging more than Shaw or Simpson.

    B-rian · 22/05/2017 at 14:03

    Still great value

    Dean · 23/05/2017 at 18:46

    I'm convinced he is, Hibberd was one of the first players in my side way before the season started, then once he got injured and was out for a few weeks I obviously had to take him out.

    This week due to my bye structure I would love to trade WHE out and bring Goldy in due to his Bye being in R12 – However I'm strongly considering going McGrath to Hibbered instead because his price is going to increase dramatically and I am calling it, Hibered will be a top 10 defender based on Average.

    It's doing my head in to be honest…

Josh · 22/05/2017 at 12:45

Dustin martin or Joel selwood??

    TheScacman · 22/05/2017 at 13:08

    Both have the same bye so it's a coin toss really, might argue that Martin has a higher ceiling but Selwood more consistent

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 13:10

    Selwood for consistency

    Danners · 22/05/2017 at 21:02

    Selwood, has been a top 10 premo for a few seasons now

INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 12:48

Great stuff Carl. Interesting to note Scharenberg knocked up 41 touches & Luke Ryan was best on ground with 30 touches. Frothing

    TheScacman · 22/05/2017 at 13:05

    Can't wait to see him running around in black and white again soon, that spud Blair must be on the way out shortly. Scharenberg's elite disposal may also free up Reid/Howe to swing forward occasionally

      INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 13:09

      Clearly too good for VFL. Aish needs to be replaced. Surely it's one of Shaz or Callum brown. I've got Howe. I don't want him going forward. Noticed he's started floating forward a bit lately

        Adam · 22/05/2017 at 18:41

        Harrison Wigg also gathered up 38 touches in the SANFL this week. Been in good form but will be hard to crack into the Adelaide 22.

Winter · 22/05/2017 at 12:55

Thoughts on WHE to either McInnes or Stewart and then upgrading Marchbank to Docherty

    TheScacman · 22/05/2017 at 13:04

    Wait and see if Greenwood is the real deal next week (117K) and then pounce. Stewart is a key forward and will be a bit of a yo-yo, while McInnes looks a good downgrade option down back rather than in your forward line

      INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 13:11

      Looks like Hampton stuffed his ankle. If you've got him Mcinness looks a good option this week. Handy bye as well

      Winter · 22/05/2017 at 13:19

      Yeah was thinking about getting in Greenwood and Bolton next week for Pickett and Eddy to ensure that every bench player is playing (apart from Preuss) to help with the byes

    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 13:22

    Sounds good if you want to buy a player pre-bye and got plenty of cash for other upgrades. #rollinginit

    BrokenChairs · 22/05/2017 at 17:47

    Don't rate McInnes job security – Petrie's back from injury and played a good game in the WAFL, and Lycett is probably only 2 weeks away. If either of WC's makeshift ruck options get cut it's going to be Mcinnes before Vardy.

      Northerner · 23/05/2017 at 04:42

      Agree. Don't think he's an option. That said not many West Coast players have good JS after that pitiful performance.

Dice · 22/05/2017 at 13:02

Would not be selecting Mitch Wallis if his old man was Dean – he was a peanut!

    Weasel · 22/05/2017 at 15:01

    I think Steve Wallis choked on his weeties when he read that. For 24 years he thought Mitch was his.

      Dice · 22/05/2017 at 15:47

      Ha. Dean hasn't had that amount of hair since puberty

    BockChoy · 22/05/2017 at 18:14

    Funny, Essendon hardman cuckolding the former Bulldog captain.

neil Demons Delight · 22/05/2017 at 13:02

great stuff Carlos Seen Goldy on Sunday looks majestic even with poor oponents With Gawn coming back soon may go back to my original G/G rucks

LoganJosh7 · 22/05/2017 at 13:10

offt not easy choosing a trade down option out of otten/marchbank/McGrath as they all are regulars…

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 13:12

    Reckon this is a year when warm bodies are crucial. I've got Otten and Hampton and will most likely hold them due to their Round 13 bye

      LoganJosh7 · 22/05/2017 at 14:04

      agreed. but very keen to paint the fence now that bont could drop to 550-560k in a week or two

        jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 17:59

        Yep. Selwood on my radar for the same reason.

          LoganJosh7 · 23/05/2017 at 11:29

          plan is to get bont then selwood in the space of two weeks 😉

Steve · 22/05/2017 at 13:12

Hibberd or Harbrow?

    Dice · 22/05/2017 at 13:26


    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 13:33

    Tough one, probably Hibberd just.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 13:47

    Harbrow is bye free

      Donald Drumpf · 22/05/2017 at 16:13

      Hib slightly higher ceiling though. Torn between the 2…

    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:25


Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 13:19

2,221 was top 10% this week. I thought it would have been higher given the number of 2300+ scores rolling in my leagues. Was it the rookie 'donut delivering' carnage, or the two teams out, or just a very skewed sample from my leagues that lead to such an assumption?

    Top Gun · 22/05/2017 at 17:38

    I'd say some people couldn't continue to paint the fence and needed to play more rookies.

Steven Jurica · 22/05/2017 at 13:23

Any idea what Clanger Treloar was saying to Titch? My Clangers are better than yours perhaps?

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 13:28

    It was a mines bigger than yours conversation. About pay packets

Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 13:26

Anyone game not to VC Danger this Thursday? #Titchsavedmybacon

    Don't Blush Baby · 22/05/2017 at 13:31

    Only the ones that don't have him

      Randomcliche · 22/05/2017 at 13:44

      Hahaha too true!

    undypuncher · 22/05/2017 at 15:13

    Yeah i had the vc on buddy and missed danger then opted for merret instead of mitch …. DOH !

      Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 16:35

      Yeah after missing Danger (jpk vc) I was very nervous. Merret didn't have a fest even though the dons did….unlucky

    pod · 22/05/2017 at 16:36

    Maybe Jelwood but hard to go past Danger.

    redherringfc · 22/05/2017 at 18:16

    In a beer haze I put v on bont on friday night and then ended up putting the C on Mitchell.

    His 7 extra points got me over the line in 2 leagues.

    Almost certain to be a V on Danger.

    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:27

    Bonts turn to shine

    Tommo09 · 23/05/2017 at 07:40

    Danger into Pendles

Holty · 22/05/2017 at 13:31

You would think after the rookie performances this weekend id be happy, but im not. I had planned to bring in a premium this week but with all rookies scoring well, i now feel i have to hold and let them rise in value a bit more. Just goes to prove im a miserable sod when it comes to Supercoach.

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 14:17

    Start the cull hotly. Quicker you get to full premium the better

cashcows · 22/05/2017 at 13:33

JJK, Dixon, Heeney or Franklin?

FWDs seem mighty pricey this year for sub 100 avg. Hard to pick who to spend hard earned $$ on.

    Bill · 22/05/2017 at 13:37

    David Neitz would be first choice… but I'd go with Buddy or Heeney

      neil Demons Delight · 22/05/2017 at 16:40

      two of them overated

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 16:44

    JJK. I've had him all year. Never looked back

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:18

    If you're talking about trading out then Franklin and Heeney. Both won't make their BE and aren't top forwards. LOL

Heater · 22/05/2017 at 13:35

T Stewart to McInnes?

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 16:34

    I would hold stewart until after rd 11 because he provides cover during that round. Look at a marchbank with that rd 11 bye to get rid of

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:48

    Nobody to McInnes.

      Russty_ · 22/05/2017 at 23:07

      Yeah you also said to me that Pederson was "A waste of a trade"…I'll be able to trade him to a Fwd premo in a couple of weeks.

      lazza · 23/05/2017 at 12:35

      Also said no to Berry …. has no idea …

Holty · 22/05/2017 at 13:40

Not sure if im putting Yeo as a disappointment. Although i expect more from a premium, 71 in a side that got pumped, not overly disappointed.
Shaw on the otherhand continues to disappoint

    redherringfc · 22/05/2017 at 18:20

    I agree, Yeo is not a disappointment. He isn't a premium either.

    He's had a fair crack at it, but slowly coming back to reality now.

      Daz · 22/05/2017 at 18:25

      WC got smashed, he is likely a top 8 fwd from here on, not sure a 71 is coming to earth especially since the quality of fwds, reminds me of the isolated season Andrew walker had playing of HB and average 110ish

        redherringfc · 22/05/2017 at 19:30

        He is a quality player, which is why I (unfortunately) started with him last year.
        In terms of SC, i think he will drop off throughout the year and do more yoyo-ing.
        Time will tell.

    Russty_ · 22/05/2017 at 23:09

    Eagles just got smoked , had one of those ..Off weeks, where everyone in the side spuds, they're still a good side and their players will bounce back.

slats7 · 22/05/2017 at 13:44

Lachie Neale is an absolute gun.

    BigBuggars · 22/05/2017 at 15:17

    Sssssshhhhhhhhh!! Everyone'll get on board.

      Donald Drumpf · 22/05/2017 at 16:16

      Will he EVER drop off long enough for a price drop though??!! Still Ultra Expensive

        TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 16:45

        I traded him in two weeks ago for Beams. Gone up $30k since

    Sana · 22/05/2017 at 17:13

    Haha, this comment featured Rory Sloane a few weeks ago

    Johnny Bee · 22/05/2017 at 17:14

    I had a peanut on this site tell me after round 1 that Neale would not be a keeper this year because Mundy had an off season last year. Thanks for the laughs champ!

Dalvin · 22/05/2017 at 14:17

I've got a full defence with Shaw as my weakest link. With Newman now scoring well, thoughts on moving Newman to M6 and trading out Shaw for Dusty via DPP?

If Newman drops off, I can upgrade him later to Lloyd as worst case, or keep him if he maintains?

Trades are not an issue atm for me.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 14:30

    I'd play newman onfield over shaw ATM. "Trades are not an issue for me ATM" you won't be saying that soon. Careful the gods don't hear you say that

    sed · 22/05/2017 at 14:37

    Newman doesn't have DPP…

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 14:38

    Stuff the trades mate. No matter what time of season it is you should be looking to get to Full Premo ASAP.

      Dalvin · 22/05/2017 at 14:51

      Yep.. I've got Newman on field over shaw right now.. hence why I'm thinking what's the point of keeping shaw on the bench.. especially as he doesn't look likely to turn the corner

      Also Sed.. Newman doesn't need to be DPP.. hit trade on Newman, swing mcinnis from FWD to DEF, swing Pickett from MID to FWD and bring in Dusty.. hats my plan.

        Dalvin · 22/05/2017 at 14:52

        I meant hit trade on shaw not Newman

          Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 15:01

          Wouldn't trade Shaw if I were you… Focus on getting to full premo first including shaw then if he hasn't been consistant enough around the 90s or higher then get rid of him. Never trade out proven premos unless they are injured!

            Dalvin · 22/05/2017 at 15:28

            Thanks.. that's the solid advice I needed. Shaw will stay!

      NutSack · 22/05/2017 at 22:21

      didnt you read what he said? Hes trading shaw to martin… so that IS getting to full premo quicker. Only IDIOTS believe shaw is a premo anymore. Its almost half the season over. he aint getting better. so YES trade shaw to martin as shaw is useless on your bench. its not just about getting full premo- its about getting as many premos SCORING on field as possible.

        Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:37

        Your the idiot mate haha obviously you havent been watching the games to see Shaw still gets around the ball and has enough of it to score well. Waste of a trade if you have more pressing stuff to deal with.

        For instance i have Laird, Adams, Roberton, Tuohy, Hibberd and Shaw. No point trading shaw when i have 3 rookies i can upgrade or downgrade to get premos elsewhere.
        Plus why would you trade shaw before the byes! Do it after..

          lazza · 23/05/2017 at 12:53

          Check your facts … Shaw is below Premo price and Premo scores …. hasn't averaged at premo level since last year's BYE.
          He averaged 112 in 2015, 106 in 2016 … but if you look at his trend its downward ..
          He was averaging 112 up to last years BYE.. after the BYE he dropped to 94, then this year has dropped further to 87 ….
          Currently sitting at 23rd DEF on averages ….

            Stanks21 · 23/05/2017 at 13:02

            Whatever mate. Waste of a trade for me…

    pod · 22/05/2017 at 15:32

    Shaw to Dusty? I would do it. Let your rookies fatten up, Shaw is a basket case.

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 17:15

    move Adams into the mids for a while

Paul · 22/05/2017 at 14:17

Not normally one to post my side but at a bit of a loss as to what to do this week – do I just hold fire?

Def: Docherty, Laird, Adams, Shaw, Marchbank, Newman (Berry, Stewart)
Mid: Bontempelli, Rockliff, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Hannebery, Fyfe, SPP, Barrett (Myers, M Hibberd, Pickett)
Ruck: Martin, Sandi (Strnadica)
Fwd: Dahlhaus, Macrae, Nankervis, Franklin, Heeney, Parsons (Balic, Eddy)

19 trades but only $8k.

Any thoughts appreciated, cheers.

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 14:24

    Look to downgrade either Stewart or Balic and then upgrade someone like PP or Marchbank would be the way to go. Overall you have a good team. But need to start moving on some of the guys who have made money and probably wont make much more.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 14:25

    Marchbank to McIness will give you some much needed bank. Marchbank has maxed out in price

      Paul · 22/05/2017 at 14:45

      Thanks guys, Balic likely to go next week for Greenwood. Not sold on McIness' job security and ideally prefer to upgrade rather than downgrade Marchbank – as you can see from my bench I can't really afford too many more non-playing rookies!

        Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 14:53

        If I were you I would take the punt on Greenwood and then upgrade marchbank to Hibberd. Greenwood will be a consistant player as he can kick goals, get plenty of the ball and tackles also. Has proven himself in the SANFL for weeks and that is why he will stay in the team

          whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:47

          Spot on.

    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 17:39

    Marchy out and swing hibb jnr use as loophole.

    In rookie Greenwood or McInness.

    Upgrade SPP to chopstix jpk or jelwood.

    Alternatively if need a post bye player consider Ryder or harbrow for say Balic or Stewart.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 17:41

    Marchbank and Balic to Stewart and Possibly def rookie

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:37

    Bontempelli to Menadue. Daulhaus to Zac Dawson.

      Russty_ · 22/05/2017 at 23:40

      Sound advice 😉

Dice · 22/05/2017 at 14:31

I hear ya Ron. We must have similar teams.
Walters was my big winner this week

    undypuncher · 22/05/2017 at 15:15

    My only change was butler to greenwood and but had treloar and beams come back in and went from 1790 to 2306 so was pretty stolked with that

Seddy · 22/05/2017 at 14:35

What is Fraser McInnes's JS looking like? Thinking of getting him for Hampton or Hardwick

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 14:45

    Reasonable. If he's picked this week I'll be bringing him in

      Moosehead · 23/05/2017 at 12:29

      But If you are trading out Stewart it is a problem with Geelong playing Thursday and WCE on Sunday and with the final Sunday teams out late Friday. Bugger. iIam not going to risk getting McInnes.

    Dice · 22/05/2017 at 15:05

    Watch Drew Petrie and teams this week

    Craig · 22/05/2017 at 15:08

    Hopefully Petrie comes back into the side as that's the main guy I worry about McInnes losing his spot to. If I see Petrie IN and not McInnes OUT this week I'll be clicking the T button for sure. After another bad Eagles loss in Melbourne I'd expect a few changes so hopefully McInness is spared the axe. Mutimer could potentially make way for Petrie so I guess we'll see.

      Daizy · 22/05/2017 at 15:47

      Mcinnes won't b dropped this week. Played too well.
      Murtimer will definedly b dropped this week.

      I understand people are desperate for downgrades but bringing in a rookie at this time of year with poor job security can really hurt ur season.
      I advise avoiding Mcinnes. Lycett back straight after the bye. Vardy will drop to second ruck and Petrie will get a run at some point. I can see Mcinnes playing round 10 and 11 and then not playing another game for the year. B careful peeps

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 18:26


        Santa · 23/05/2017 at 12:30

        But might only play a couple of more games.

    sed · 22/05/2017 at 17:53

    Thanks for the responses community, will keep an eye out for selections this week

Sana · 22/05/2017 at 14:35

Damn you Priddis! You and your alluring golden locks!

    Dice · 22/05/2017 at 15:51

    I hear ya Sana he's definitely dropped off 10 points this season.
    Was never a high scorer but a top of 120 this year, come on Prid

      sureal · 22/05/2017 at 19:46

      priddo always finishes the season out strongly, so this was the worst of it

PlottingPlodder · 22/05/2017 at 14:40

Hibberd v Hurley? Or plug in simmo/Lloyd?

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 14:56

    Hibberd. But depends on what your defence looks like already…

    Weasel · 22/05/2017 at 15:05

    Hurley averaging 113 the past 5 games. Hard to overlook

SilverFox · 22/05/2017 at 14:51

Thoughts on Rance. He has been good the last few weeks and has a good bye. Is it worth pulling the trigger on him?

    Cole · 22/05/2017 at 15:21

    Certainly but i'd be looking at hibberd for a cheaper price myself

    pod · 22/05/2017 at 15:34

    Rance is good but I agree with Cole. Hibberd is cheaper and we need to save $$ anywhere we can this season.

    BockChoy · 22/05/2017 at 18:22

    Round 12 byes are worth a bit more, helping cover 11 and 13. Will probably look to use Marchbank as a stepping stone to Rance, giving me a full 18 for Round 11.

    redherringfc · 22/05/2017 at 18:28

    I got him last week and scraped home in a few leagues partly due to his points.

    Now I kind of wished i'd waited and picked up Harbrow this week. Playing rounds 11-13 would be a huge benefit.

      NutSack · 22/05/2017 at 22:22

      wow- you didnt scrape home due to some of your other 21 players???? 😉

Steeeve · 22/05/2017 at 14:54

I'm gonna have to pay top dollar for Sam Docherty aren't I?

Anyone keen to go a Marchbank to O'Connor or McInnes this week? Need to free up money for the bye rounds and can't wait for Luke Ryan forever.

    Dice · 22/05/2017 at 15:07

    Yep. The prick's too consistent

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:22

    Don't think we will see Doch at 550 even. I've been waiting for the price dip but it aint coming! Going up to a 600k guy is tough this year. Will probably cause compromise elsewhere

    Neil · 22/05/2017 at 15:25

    Hopefully Preuss comes in this week and KOs Doch in the opening minutes of the game like Priddis of a few years ago. That's about the only way we'll get Doch cheap this season.

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 17:13


      Steeeve · 23/05/2017 at 09:16

      Feel your pain Derek I haven't had him last year or this year. Chose Shaw instead this year, worked out that has cost me 200+ points already.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:22

    I've already made my trades touch wood Mcinnes stays in Marchbank had to give way

    BockChoy · 22/05/2017 at 18:25

    At $592 and average of 112, this is $5,265 per point which is overs.

Tommo · 22/05/2017 at 14:56

Thoughts on trading Marchbank and Otten out, going early on Hugh Greenwood/Shai Bolton and bringing in the Doc? Will leave me one onfield rookie in defence (Newman), 2 rookies in the mid (SPP, Barrett) and 1 in the forwards (either Parsons/Greenwood/Bolton). Thanks in advance

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 14:58

    Greenwood over Bolton.

    Donald Drumpf · 22/05/2017 at 16:21

    Marchbank/Otten Out
    Greenwood / either Hib or Harbrow in

Sellars1220 · 22/05/2017 at 15:01

Thinking of trading SPP and Zac Fisher for Myers and Barret


    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 15:02

    Not worth it… Should be looking to upgrade PP if anything. Myers is overrated and not worth his price… and fisher is improving every week so not worth ditching him yet unless you have him on field, which if you do then I feel sorry for your team

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:39

    Computer says no

    davo · 22/05/2017 at 17:43

    haha that will make alot of money, has to be a joke

    nankthetank · 22/05/2017 at 18:02

    Not keen on two downgrades, always look for the full premo lineup as soon as possible, and a double downgrade isn't the way to go

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 18:25

    Stop trolling Barret is 270K, missed Myers too.

    Just get in Lloyd and Greenwood.

Boltons Blues · 22/05/2017 at 15:02

Docherty, Shaw, Adams, Rance, Hibbered, Newman (Marchbank, Hibbered)
Titch, Danger, Sloane, Selwood, Treloar, Fyfe, Barret (SPP, Fisher, Fox)
Dahl, Macrae, Nank, Kennedy, Parsons, Stewart (Picket, Durdin)

The way I see it, 4 spots left in my team, to be a happy supercoacher, 6 if want the full superstar team.
224K in the bank and looking to add more to it.

Martin is as cheap as he will be, Laird is top dollar right now, forwards I don't know who to bring in, has been my downfall all year so far.

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 15:06

    Get rid of marchbank! he is going to start losing money…. and if I were you I would be looking to bring in a performing ruck for witts.

      INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:27

      Agree on getting rid of Marchbank but not Witts. He's playing against Pedersen this week who leaks large scores to his opponent every game. He's also free of his bye

      Boltons Blues · 22/05/2017 at 15:33

      Witts has been tracking along nicely, considering i started him as ruck cover for nank.
      Marchbank to McInnes is the only trade i can see for him
      Then its either Pickket/Parsons that gets traded up to someone, the warmest of the 2 gets to stay

aaron · 22/05/2017 at 15:04

Is Shaw to Doch a bad trade?

    Allan · 22/05/2017 at 15:15

    Not really. You are in essence upgrading someone performing like a midpricer in 2017 after 9 rounds of data to a top 3 defender. However I'd hold your nerve at least another fortnight and wait until after Doch has had his bye. Surely you can find other trade priorities until then??

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:36

    They were almost the same price at the start of the season. Now you need to pay about 130K to get Doch. I don't like that

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 16:29

    After rd 11 maybe

HallyMate · 22/05/2017 at 15:12

Assuming Scott Selwood pulls out another 80+ score next week, would it be worth bringing him in as an M9 for some decent bench cover?

    Allan · 22/05/2017 at 15:19

    Not for mine. Last thing I need is another injury prone midfield midpricer. Already learnt my lesson on JOM and Swallow this season. At that price it's just too hard to make the $150K we need especially if they have one or two down games or go in or out of the side with niggles. And as a keeper I'm not sure he can be relied on to be there in the Sc finals when we need him most given his injury record over the past 5 years.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:30

    Maybe. But he's mid only. You'd ideally want someone that can cover 2 lines. Mitch Wallis looks a better option but he's expensive

    Moustachio · 22/05/2017 at 17:28

    Will heavily consider for bye cover, and stepping stone for last midfield slot

    redherringfc · 22/05/2017 at 18:39

    I'm seriously looking at him. If he can make a quick $200k, then he has done what you want from a rookie, plus he's scored a stack of points.
    I brought in Pedersen 2 weeks ago for exactly the same reason and so far so good.
    My Problem is that after the byes i'll be full premo in mids and his points will be wasted (fingers crossed).
    I agree with Pieman, if he was dpp i'd probably get him this week.

Steve1 · 22/05/2017 at 15:15

Who's a good backup Rookie downgrade if McInnes isnt named, any love for Perryman? Want to downgrade Marchbank this week thats all.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:34

    Only other defender I can think of on the bubble is O'Connor from the Cats. But he scores like Pickett. I'd want to see another game from Perryman before considering

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 22/05/2017 at 17:14

    Going Marchbank to JPK this week.
    JPK v Hawks.
    Always epic.

      Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 17:43

      Don't remind me. Makes me sad he's not in brown and gold.

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:10

    There's no good defense downgrades this week.

Steve1 · 22/05/2017 at 15:22

P.S We are in for 5x Weeks in a row of Thursday Night games! fml

    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 17:43


Rivo · 22/05/2017 at 15:24

Nice work again Karl. Monday therapy at its finest.

18 trades and $54k

Who goes first?

D: Hampton, Marchbank, Stewart, EVW
M: Pickett (DPP swing) Fisher, Barrett, SPP,
F: Eddy, Parsons, Houston.

Looking at Adams, Rance, Bont, Dusty, Merrett, Macrae, JJK.

Would appreciate some trade in targets too? Do I focus on Mids or other lines?

    LoganJosh7 · 22/05/2017 at 15:58

    I don't see pickett coming back. isn't dominating the two's at all.

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 16:28

    Hampton and Marchbank for Rance and Mcinnes (exactly what I am doing this week)

    Cogla13 · 22/05/2017 at 17:42

    You need warm bodies going into the byes. Give Eddy one more week but trade next week if not named. Pickett can go now. I'd go early on Greenwood so you keep the DPP swing. Wait for teams to be announced to select an upgrade target. Hampton might miss and is maxed out. Also look at your bye structure.

      Rivo · 22/05/2017 at 18:46

      Thanks Cogla. Got Greenwood last week and it paid dividends. Maybe Bolton presents an option?

Liam · 22/05/2017 at 15:28

This week is the trickiest Week we have, I moved up 5k spots to 7k

I'm stuck what to do wether to bring in another premo
Or trade Marchbank and Hoskin for Stewart and sharenberg

Here's my team
Laird, Shaw, Adams, Howe (Stewart)
Marchbank, Newman (Hampton)

Fyfe, Danger, Hanners, Mitchell
Merrett, Dusty, Barett, SPP
(Taranto, Fisher, Myers)

Grundy, Sandilands

Dalhaus, McRae, JJK
Nankervis, Roughead, WHE
(Parsons, Eddy)
50k left and 21 trades


    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 15:45

    Start burning some trades mate. Get to full premo.
    Look to move on PP, TT, Hampton and Marchbank asap.

    Weasel · 22/05/2017 at 19:27

    Hampton to a rook, then upgrade Marchbank to Rance, Hurley etc.
    Nice team with 21 trades but you need full premo ASAP as stanks said.

Doggies · 22/05/2017 at 15:30

Mitch Wallace… son of Stephen .. not Dean

    neil Demons Delight · 22/05/2017 at 18:03

    is it Wallace or wallis

      Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:09


Mark · 22/05/2017 at 15:38

Thoughts on Dusty as a trade in target this week? Good bye but consistency an issue

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 15:55

    You hit the nail on the head, consistency is the issue. Reasonable value but

    Cogla13 · 22/05/2017 at 17:48

    Just coming good again I think. His high ceiling gives another VC option. Round 12 bye as you mentioned.

    BockChoy · 22/05/2017 at 18:28

    Cotchin is about the same price, similar average, bye friendly but a lot more consistent.

    Stevo · 22/05/2017 at 19:16

    Absolutely. Was struggling with a groin a few weeks ago that resulted in this nice price dip but he looks over that now so expect some tasty scores in the coming weeks.

Tim · 22/05/2017 at 15:39

Is Paddy Ryder a good trade in this week? Helps my byes, espcially round 13 where both my rucks are out. Or i could trade Sandi to Stef Martin or Goldy. Thoughts?

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 17:12

    i'll be getting him this week

      lok · 22/05/2017 at 19:49


    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 17:49

    He was one of my last cut at the beginning of the year. I think he's got lots of potential to score big. I'm bringing him in this week. If I didn't already have harbrow I'd bring him in over Ryder just as a post bye player. Watch out for Gawn coming back too.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:09

    Good PoD trade

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:09

    Yep good trade.

Jim_bob321 · 22/05/2017 at 15:46

What do u fellas think upgrading from Tom Stewart
Jeremy Howe (Helps bye) Michael Hibberd (Doesn't help at bye) or Harbrow?
Cheers community

Pommytom6290 · 22/05/2017 at 16:00

Is hurley going to top 6 defender??

    Don Drumpf · 22/05/2017 at 16:26


      Pommytom6290 · 22/05/2017 at 16:29

      Other options?!?!

    Pitch 72 · 22/05/2017 at 16:33


    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 17:18

    I'd say he will be pretty close

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:09

    Top 10

    Weasel · 22/05/2017 at 19:30

    5 round average of 113 is top shelf. Def top 10

Jimmy · 22/05/2017 at 16:04

In: Hibberd and McInnes
Out: Marchbank and Otten
Leaves me 307.4k to Bring in J Selwood next week who should't change much in price, and even if he does jump, the money I make from McInnes should make up for it and he shouldn't jump as much as Hibberd does with a very low BE.
This pretty much also sets me up for bye's assuming my playing rookies still get named, most of which have decent job security bar McInnes (this plan requires his keeping his spot now and through the byes) and probably Parsons and Stewart who dont seem will make me much money, but just holding them for the bye cover.
Thoughts community?

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 17:06

    Sounds good. But do you have plans if McInnes gets dropped once Petrie returns. West Coast were ordinary last week and McInnes could be in line for the chop.

      DacZawson · 22/05/2017 at 19:06

      I was at the game and McInnes was one of the few who had respectable games for the eagles, would be very unlucky to get dropped

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:45

        Lycett, Vardy, Petrie. These are the guys that are going to compromise his JS.

        Vardy had a better game that McInnes looking at the stats.

          TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:26

          a ruckmen dictates a game. McInnes didn't do enough for a ruckman/forward

Joshua · 22/05/2017 at 16:09

Anyone have news on when Balic is back?

    Relton · 22/05/2017 at 16:52

    still indefinate. but it's longterm… whether that is 4 weeks, 8 weeks or the season noone knows. i have him n my bench

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 17:18

    Indefinite leave. Get rid of him

    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 17:58

    Supposedly 2 weeks in melb and back playing within the month. About as certain as the final 8 though I'd suggest.

Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 16:27

Harbrow or Rance? Bye structure doesn't matter as I have plenty of cover rd 12.

    nankthetank · 22/05/2017 at 17:59

    Rance is looking in form, can see him being a top 6 defender from here on

Willymack1234 · 22/05/2017 at 16:46

What fwd player under 510k should i get? already got Macrae, Buddy, Dahl, Nank

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 17:11

    I'm getting Ryder this week

    Glen · 22/05/2017 at 19:27

    No love for tobis green. Will be better for the run,to good of a player even though we all want to punch him?

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:08


NickMacMan · 22/05/2017 at 16:52

Hibberd, Harbrow or Howe?

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 17:16


      NickMacMan · 22/05/2017 at 17:33


        INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 17:50

        Of the H men yep. I'm too heavy Round 13 to bring him in

Joshua · 22/05/2017 at 17:12

Tom Stewart or Andy Otten to McInnes? Marchbank will be going up to Hibberd, Harbrow or Howe.

    nankthetank · 22/05/2017 at 17:57

    Otten for sure, he's made his money and is time to trade him out

TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 17:15

James Cousins (Mid $102k) hawks. Been killing it in the VFL

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 18:14

    29 touches and a massive 15 tackles on the weekend!

Ben · 22/05/2017 at 17:22

Bring in Selwood or Dusty this week? Got 2 spots left in my midfield

    Jono · 22/05/2017 at 17:36


    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 17:40


MorrowSC · 22/05/2017 at 17:33

Laird, Adams, Hurley, Simpson, Shaw, V-W (Stewart, Hibberd).

Danger, Sloane, Bont, Jelwood, Zorko, Fyfe, Treloar, Barrett (Myers, Fisher, Lloyd)

Martin, Sandi (Strnadica)

Dahlhaus, Buddy, Nank, Higgins, Lynch, Greenwood (Parsons, Eddy).

I've done my two trades for the week by painting the fence, having a slightly off season when it comes to trading this year. Just wondering who I should aim to trade in for my last three premo upgrades? I'm aiming for Docherty and Macrae in the forward line but not sure on the last M8 spot? Hoping to get rid of Shaw, Sandi and Higgins at some stage if I have enough trades up my sleeve…..

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:07

    Look for Mitch Wallis after his bye

    wightyswarriors · 22/05/2017 at 18:33

    Why Sandi ?

      MorrowSC · 23/05/2017 at 00:43

      95 average v 110 average if you get the right ruck… he's not a keeper.

      Goldy primed to explode IMO, or jump on a fallen McEvoy if he can keep up his form.

Joshua · 22/05/2017 at 17:33

Hibberd, Howe or Harbrow is driving me nuts

    Joshua · 22/05/2017 at 17:43

    looking at Adams after his bye.

    Yes Mate · 22/05/2017 at 17:44

    Hibberd looking good, getting around the ball a lot. Might be the real deal.

Juzzy · 22/05/2017 at 17:40

Don't want to jinx anything (as I broke a rule and went a week early) but I reckon James Stewart is looking like a very lockable rookie.

Not expecting him to kick bags but from what I have seen I think his JS is pretty solid. Has allowed the Dons to release Daniher up the ground and their structure looks a lot better with him in the team.

Yes Mate · 22/05/2017 at 17:43

Heeney or Dahlhaus???
Also, wait for the Doch to drop down a bit in price after bye rounds or pick up Roberton?
Cheers heaps

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:05

    Definitely Dahl

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 18:16

    Dahlhaus easy.

    SF4 · 22/05/2017 at 19:12

    Dahl, he's a must have

Jono · 22/05/2017 at 17:45

Hurley, hibberD, Lloyd….leaning towards Hurley purely due to bye structure…

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:16

    Then lock it in.

Whitey · 22/05/2017 at 17:51

My conundrum for this week. Do I go early on Witts even though he may make more money, is going pretty well and is good for the bye rounds so I can get Goldstein for 512k. If he has another two 110 scores in the next two weeks he will be 50-60k more expensive.

Thanks in advance.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:05

    Don't dump witts. He will be a warm body through the byes

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 18:09

    I'd wait and upgrade to Gawn once he comes back and drops in price

    Doggy · 22/05/2017 at 18:10

    If you held him through his bye, why trade him out after? Fill other lines first

    Juzzy · 22/05/2017 at 18:10

    Without knowing your structure Whitey it is hard to say.

    Seems like a strange week to be trading out any half decent GC or Port players though.

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 18:21

    Goldy might get more expensive but HE MISSES A WEEK.

    throttlefinger · 23/05/2017 at 04:01

    Playing the Dees and Pedersen, Mr. Anti-HTA. Good chance to go 120+. Hooooold until Gawn has dropped a good $50K in price.

Donny · 22/05/2017 at 18:01

J Cameron or JJK?

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 18:41

    JJK is proven and has a good bye

    Randomcliche2 · 22/05/2017 at 18:52

    Different byes. If indifferent on that basis the Cameron for mine.

    Glen · 22/05/2017 at 19:28

    Tobis green?

Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:07

Sharenberg 41 touches in the seconds. They have to move him up

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS · 22/05/2017 at 18:08

If I've got only 4 rookies to upgrade and 300k in the bank but only 15 trades left, do you think I have a problem regarding trades or just keep going flag out to get to a premium side?

    Rick Grimes · 22/05/2017 at 18:14

    If you can come out of the byes full premium with, say 8 trades left, you're probably ok. But if you end up using more, I reckon you'll be stuffed before finals. Injuries and form slumps will happen.

    jez_m · 22/05/2017 at 18:18

    Depends on what rookies you have. If their breakevens are low, you could probably afford to hold off on trading for now and let them make some more cash.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:19

    You should have 6 trades after full premo so you're good

      Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 18:41

      I think I am going to have 4….

      I'm backing myself to make it though

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 18:41

    If you can come out of the byes at full premo I think you need to have at least 7-8 left. The trouble is getting to full premo won't be easy. I think I can get to 21 but the 22nd player will be harder. Might have to wait for the next wave of rookie to mature

Harry · 22/05/2017 at 18:17

Thoughts on Hibberd guys?

    Stevo · 22/05/2017 at 18:52

    Unlikely to play for Norf any time soon and with his round 12 bye fast approaching you really need to get rid of him. Welcome! 🙂

    Danners · 22/05/2017 at 21:03

    If you are really short of cash and feel like taking a punt, he could be your man

Chris · 22/05/2017 at 18:17

Any other defence rookies apart from McInnes?

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 18:40

    Perryman – but not on the bubble till next week

    SC_Kev7 · 22/05/2017 at 18:57


    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:07

    Wouldn't touch any of them.

Juzzy · 22/05/2017 at 18:18

Has anyone in the community been keeping a keen eye on Harbrow ?

He has gotten under my radar and I normally don't consider players I haven't been watching. I did watch the first half of the China game but had to turn it off so it didn't ruin my love of football.

Curious about his role this year.

    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:41

    Looks good. Will try and get him in

    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:42


      Juzzy · 22/05/2017 at 21:15

      Ta FCAbel.

      Good luck Mate. You are right up at the pointy end.

        FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 22:37

        Cheers mate. You too.

Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 18:24

Love Mitch Wallis' round 11 bye. If he has a good round I can get him in easy without a price change

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 18:42

    If he puts out another big score he will be tough to knock back. The DPP is very handy

    Stevo · 22/05/2017 at 19:23

    A lot of players put in a blinder after a long layoff. Not sure he's a 100 plus guy for mine as he's never done that in his career before. I also think there is a chance he could be managed during the season after coming back from such a serious injury so expect some missed games along the way.

    Beady Eye · 22/05/2017 at 22:33

    Is 3 Dogs in the forward line too many?

    Assuming most have Dahl and Macrae, that might be the question.

      Tyruddanaut · 23/05/2017 at 06:40

      If it's after his bye, which is when you should get him in, there is only benefit

wightyswarriors · 22/05/2017 at 18:37

Port had the bye……what a beautiful set of ruck numbers……Ryder, Nank, Sandi…two playing every week

    crowls · 22/05/2017 at 23:57

    same, great option up fwd will avg mid 90's and bye coverage a bonus

      Tony · 23/05/2017 at 19:28

      Do you really need 2 warm rucks during the byes? Isn't it still best 18 on the ground?

Mark · 22/05/2017 at 18:38

How come people are trading hibberd in now I'm waiting until after his Rd 11 bye

    Finnius123 · 22/05/2017 at 18:39


    Juzzy · 22/05/2017 at 18:43

    Making way too much sense Mark. Good call.

    Dougie · 22/05/2017 at 18:43

    Its all about cash maximisation. If you wait until after the bye all his value could disappear if he punches out another 110 score as he will be about $475K at that point.

      Mark · 22/05/2017 at 18:56

      I only have about 16 playing in the round 11 bye so I will be waiting regardless

Swannie · 22/05/2017 at 18:40

Pendlebury or Mitchell… Which one!!!!

    Jonesy · 22/05/2017 at 18:46

    Pendles is insane value <$550K right now. It's hard to win in Supercoach against the very best without him.

    SF4 · 22/05/2017 at 19:10

    Pendles, super cheap atm.

    Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 19:12

    Titch is too expensive. With lack of rookies get Endles

Adam · 22/05/2017 at 18:44

Just did:

T.Stewart > McInnes and Pickett to Greenwood

    SC_Kev7 · 22/05/2017 at 18:56

    Like it. Be interesting to see if McInnes keeps his spot with Petrie returning

      whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:37

      Also Lycett may be back in two weeks.

Spanner · 22/05/2017 at 18:47

Lloyd, Hibberd, Harbrow or Rance?

    Jono · 22/05/2017 at 19:07


    TOPHAWK1 · 22/05/2017 at 19:18

    All very valid options. Harbrow could be very handy during the byes, but A season keeper point machine? Not sure. Lloyd is the guy I am going after this week. (DEF/MID)

Don't Blush Baby · 22/05/2017 at 18:54

SPP – why are people trading ? great bye coverage and I can't see him leaking too much cash if not make some

    B-rian · 22/05/2017 at 19:10

    We also need to keep upgrading our team and he is one of the cows that is fully fattened. If trading him out means you can get a Selwood or Martin this week on the cheap, surely this is not a bad option. I traded him last week

    TOPHAWK1 · 22/05/2017 at 19:15

    I agree. Keep SPP. No brainer. Wont loose cash, will score points, and is one player who plays through the 3 key bye rounds.

      B-rian · 22/05/2017 at 20:21

      i would predict that spp won't be in your best 18 in at least 2 of the 3 bye rounds. He would probably be in round 11 but not 12 or 13. So you don't loose that much really

TOPHAWK1 · 22/05/2017 at 19:12

OK community,

The time has come to take the plump juicy lambs to the abbatoir. The heads are coming off OTTEN and MARCHBANK. The cold hard cash raised will be utilised for some serious fence painting.

I am bringing in Mc INNES (In the backline) and am tossing up bringing in either JAKE LLOYD or MICHAEL HIBBERD. Who should I go with? Hibberd great value for money but has glass legs, or pay $70K extra to get the durable Lloyd with a DEF/MID swing bonus. Thoughts or criticism always appreciated.


    Weasel · 22/05/2017 at 19:40

    Lloyd's consistency is crazy. Lowest score 84 with 7 scores over 98 and DPP. He's not a bargain because he will deliver each week. Get him in.

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:55

    Don't trade in McInnes.

      Lazza · 22/05/2017 at 20:27

      Why? Can't see Petrie coming in unless Vardy goes down. He hasn't played for 8 weeks, so most likely to come back through the WAFL.. McInnes plays both ends of the ground.. he's not a ruckman.. he takes the odd tap at his end of the ground. And he was one of their better players this week. Lycett will come straight in R13 or R14.. the question then is it Vardy or McInnes or other who goes out..

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 21:38

        You might be right, but there just seems to be a few to pick from at WCE, and he is fairly expensive at 155K.

    JohndJames · 22/05/2017 at 22:56

    Can't go wrong with either,I have both Lloyd and Hibberd,would be looking at getting both in over time.

Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 19:36

Do people think Dustin Martin is worth it?? Thinking of bringing him in this week. Then my midfield will be 1 off being full premo with

Pendlebury, Oliver, Yeo, Zorko, Fyfe, Kennedy and Greenwood/Barrett

Or is there someone else cheaper or around the same price better?

    DefyingMadness · 22/05/2017 at 19:44


    lok · 22/05/2017 at 19:47

    Strange midfield.

      Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 19:52

      Mate my full team is:

      Laird, Adams, Roberton
      Shaw, Hibberd, Tuohy

      Pendlebury, Oliver, Yeo,
      Kennedy, Fye, Barrett, Greenwood

      Martin, Nankervis

      Greene, Franklin, Dalhaus
      Burton, Steele, Parsons

      Midfield might be strange but I get over 100 from nearly every defender every week.

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 19:54

        Just to be a prick I'll tell you shaw has only had two scores over 100 in 9 rounds 😉

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:06

        And yeah I reckon Dusty is worth it.

          Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 20:17

          haha mate my backline scores were 110,110,119,116,73 and 110 plus 75 from VW on my bench so don't think Shaw is an issue for me at this point haha

          I was thinking Martin because it gives me 83,000 after I have made my trades which I can then use on top of another downgrade some other time

            whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:21

            Yeah was just having a jab at your last comment 😉

            I like your team a bit different than most.

              Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 20:27

              Yeah I tend to not follow the pack haha, most started with danger and I didn't. Its out of him or Martin this week going in to my team, leaving only 2 rookies left on field. with 14 trades left. I'm upgrading PP though, don't really need him during the Byes, have around 16 players for each bye so should be fine

          TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:23

          do it. Dusty will storm home this year

        Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 08:56

        And you miss out on all of the good back rookies whilst having to play people like parsons onfield…

          Stanks21 · 23/05/2017 at 09:26

          What back rookies haha. Ive had pretty much had all of the ones that made money and moved them on for cash and to upgrade!

    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:47

    Jump on danger now. Getting him back into form at so much less than most is a huge advantage.

      Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 20:56

      Is it worth it? Only leaves me with 14,000 left in the bank when I bring in Bolton from Richmond. But I do have Barrett and Vicker-Willis that I can cull after the byes etc

        SF4 · 22/05/2017 at 21:00

        Yep, danger is worth it. Hes dropped in price so it's time to jump on.

        FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 22:37

        Well worth it. Rank climbing, league winning decision. 

          Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:44

          Yeah Okay I agree

          Team is this after the trades

          Laird, Adams, Roberton
          Tuohy, Hibberd, Shaw
          (VW, Hibberd from NM)

          Danger, Pendles, Yeo
          Oliver, Zorko, Kennedy
          Fyfe, Greenwood
          (Bolton, Barrett, Fisher)

          Martin, Nankervis

          Greene, Dalhaus, Franklin
          Steele, Burton, Parsons
          (Hayward and Eddy)

            JohndJames · 22/05/2017 at 22:51

            Then when Parsons is ready to go you could move Yeo to the fwds and get Bont at a good price for the mids.

              Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:54

              That is exactly why i have so many dual players 🙂

            FCAbel · 23/05/2017 at 00:37

            looks great

Joshuano · 22/05/2017 at 19:37

Trading out Marchbank this week, ruling out any rd11 premium as will scrape 18 with bench cover. Think it comes down to Howe or Harbrow who are fairly cheap and bye friendly.

harryB196432 · 22/05/2017 at 19:45

hey guys im stuck about what trades i should make this week?
heres my team
T Adams Z Tuohy Z Jones H Shaw C Marchbank N Newman bench: T Stewart M hibberd

mids: danger,sloane,murphy,oliver,kennedy,hannebery,fyfe,barret bench:berry,powel-pepper,balic

rucks: Grundy,Sandi bench:darcy cameron

fwards: macrae,dahlhous,steele,nankervis,taranto,heeney: bench:parsons,eddy

75,000 left need tips on who to uprgrade

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:05


    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:58

    Balic has to go and upgrade marchbank

    Lazza · 23/05/2017 at 00:21

    A bit hard to advise .. who are your 2 other on field MIDs?

Tommo09 · 22/05/2017 at 19:46

My team at the moment
2274 last week

Def: Laird, Adams, Simpson, Tuohy, Hibberd, Newman (Stewart, Hibberd)
Mid: Bont, Danger, Selwood, TMitch, Fyfe, Pendles, JPK, SPP (Barrett, Fisher, Myers)
Ruc: Nank, Sandi (Strnadica)
Fwd: JJK, Heeney, Steele, Lynch, Hannan, Parsons (Balic, Eddy)

18 trades and $88k left
Want to do a double downgrade this week

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:03

    Could go early on Greenwood. Not sure I'd trade in anyone else. Possibly early on Bolton too. Double forward line down grade.

      Tommo09 · 22/05/2017 at 20:12

      Would you recommend McInnes?

        whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:14

        Nah. Vardy is better. Lycett will come back in a couple of weeks. Petrie any moment. Too many possibilities.

          Tommo09 · 22/05/2017 at 20:30

          I want to trade Tom Stewart as his BE is higher than his average…just
          Who do you suggest trading him to?

            whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 21:36


    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:28

    Get rid of balic for greenwood

Redd · 22/05/2017 at 20:03

Time ta get rid of marchbank what does everyone think about Jake Loyd or save some cash n go JJ?

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:14

    Lloyd no brainer. JJ up and down.

Joshua · 22/05/2017 at 20:06

If McInnes is dropped this week is going early on Perryman a valid option or not?

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 20:13

    Expensive, crap score.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 20:24

    I'd be having another look at Perryman. Didn't do enough to warrant an early selection

    Manchild · 23/05/2017 at 09:49

    I'd consider going early on Scharenberg if named.

Tyruddanaut · 22/05/2017 at 20:18

I have a selection conundrum to face. BUT I think I can manage through trading. In round 11, I only have 17 eligible players. One less than I should, correct me if I'm wrong. I think I'm going to get rid of Berry next week to fix this. In comes Greenwood
This will give me 18 in R11
20 in R12
And only 15 in R13
This is due to 4 players off field in MID. 1 in Ruck, FWD and Def.
Here's where I need criticism. I have Mitch Wallis on my watchlist after his handy R11 bye so that will give me 16 on court. By then Myers will have appreciated nicely and he could give way for someone fresh. 17 on field. With the last trade, I think I should hope Eddy, Hibberd, Deluca or Strndica plays otherwise one of them gives way

Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 20:23

Mate you don't need to have 18 playing. Doubt that most will. Just get as close as you possibly can
At the moment I have around 16 for each bye round.
You will be fine 🙂 its all a bit of luck during the bye rounds haha just see what happens

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:21

    I will have 18+ every round, and so will anyone who cares about rank…

Doc · 22/05/2017 at 20:39

Marchbank to Harbrow
WHE to Pendles.


    FCAbel · 22/05/2017 at 20:50

    Absolute gold. Check byes, and lock it in.

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 21:18

    Like it

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:20

    Harbrow is an awful pick.

David · 22/05/2017 at 20:51

Thoughts. Barrett to Scelwood as a M8 or M9 after this week.

    Daniel Z · 23/05/2017 at 06:02

    Can't hold him through his bye? With the 87, if he gets another 70+ score, he'll continue to appreciate nicely over the byes.

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:22

    Wait a week on that trade

Dutchy · 22/05/2017 at 20:52

Midfield opinions. I think I've narrowed it down to three,
Who do I go from Neale, T Mitch and Merrett??
All have the R13 Bye.
Current mids are Bont, Danger, Pendles, Dusty, Cripps, Murphy and Barrett (he will move to bench)
Need to make this one count!

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:52

    Depends how much money you want to save. Merrett is very consistant. So in your mid id look at getting him in.

    Hawks · 22/05/2017 at 21:55

    I'd go Merrett

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:06

    I'd consider Ollie Wines mate for a POD. 474k. was averaging around 120 after 4 rounds. gone downhill a bit but can you imagine those line graphs and I can only see upward from here and bank the extra for another upgrade.

      TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:07

      just had his bye and will play through all byes. I had him from the start. He's a beast player when he's on. his poor scores have been reflected by disposal but I think he will clear this up and keep going towards his best season

        Dutchy · 23/05/2017 at 09:44

        I agree Wines is a good POD and coming off the bye already is handy. But his last three scores are 56,70 and 86. I just think I want stars if I have sufficient cash. I could handle one dud round every 5 but three in a row from a midfielder I just find too hard to handle I think.

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 09:53

    Neale then Zerrett

TEM · 22/05/2017 at 21:02

i want to bring in docherty but the guy is bloody expensive, when will he start to drop so i can maximise my money or should i just get him now?

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 21:17

    It doesn't look like he will go down far in price anytime soon. But he has a bye next week so hold off

    BlueNath · 22/05/2017 at 21:31

    I want him too, but am going to be patient. Surely he'll have a quiet game soon. I am planning on going Z Jones to him and may need to bite the bullet given Jones's poor score… will bleed cash over the next few games now

    Doggy · 22/05/2017 at 21:56

    I'm planning to get him after his bye, already taken some cheap options lately to allow for the expense.

    Hawks · 22/05/2017 at 21:56

    After his bye. He won't be cheap anytime soon.

    JohndJames · 22/05/2017 at 22:27

    He's about the same price as he was at the start,so just get him whenever you can.

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:19

    Last upgrade for mine.

TEM · 22/05/2017 at 21:17

19 trades with 423k.

DEF: laird, adams, simpson, shaw, marchbank, newman (hampton, stewart)
MID: T.mitchell, danger, pendles, hannebery, fyfe, treloar, powell-pepper, berry (barrett, fisher, myers)
RUC: sandilands, grundy (strnadica)
FWD: dahlhaus, franklin, steele, roughead, taranto, parsons (eddy, cameron)

could upgrade a lot of areas but not sure whether to upgrade in the forward, mids or backline.

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:55

    Fwd and Def first. Time to get rid of marchbank

      TEM · 22/05/2017 at 22:02

      marchbank to harbrow or hibberd?
      and then which forward? if i were to get rid of the dead wood on the bench such as eddy i would have 469k and the forwards that i want to upgrade to are macrae, jjk, and yeo and cant afford them. so should i go marchbank to hibberd/harbrow/roberton and then eddy/cameron to greenwood?

        Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:22

        Roberton and think of downgrading or upgrading hampton, taranto and PP ASAP

        Leave eddy, not losing money and he will come back soon as he is kicking lots of goals in the SANFL

        JohndJames · 22/05/2017 at 22:23

        Hi TEM if it was my team would be upgrading Hampton to Hibberd or Doc and downgrading,if you can call it that,Eddy or Cameron to Greenwood.

The BONT · 22/05/2017 at 21:17

Is it worth going early on greenwood? hows his JS? If i do I can get selwood in

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 21:42

    I like Greenwood and think he'll hold his spot over players like Mckay.

      Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:53

      Go for it. Has the ability to score well

    INPieman · 22/05/2017 at 21:52

    The bloke is a tackling machine. He will score 30-40 points a game from that alone. Although going early on rooks has burnt the crap out of us this year I'm considering it. 3 goals inflated his score. But for mine he's a 70-75 type rookie. Which this season is excellent. His DPP is invaluable & late bye. The only question is whether he can hold his spot. Probably better to wait but you can be forgiven for going early

    Hawks · 22/05/2017 at 21:57

    Worth a punt to get Selwood

    Gogz · 22/05/2017 at 21:57

    I went super early and got Greenwood last week and got rewarded with 104… it's all about luck mate!!

Nado · 22/05/2017 at 21:29

Thoughts on Lloyd vs Harbrow for D5 (by upgrading spp or barrett via a dpp swing)?

    Nado · 22/05/2017 at 21:32

    Lloyd would come in post bye ofc while harrow would be immediate

Benny · 22/05/2017 at 21:29

JJK or Macrae (after byes)

    Ja191 · 23/05/2017 at 06:30


    jez_m · 23/05/2017 at 08:51

    Macrae for consistency, but you should try and get both

Fearthebeard · 22/05/2017 at 21:36

Can I get some people's thoughts on top defenders outside if Adams, Laird, Doch please.

    Dutchy · 22/05/2017 at 21:39

    Roberton, Lloyd

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:43

    Tuohy, Roberton, Lloyd, Hibberd, Hurley

    Derek · 22/05/2017 at 22:36


    Fearthebeard · 23/05/2017 at 07:31

    So who would be the most certain out of Robertson, Lloyd, rance, hibberd, Hurley

      Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:17

      Rance if you want a guaranteed 95+. And a good bye. There won't be much separating the 5th-10th ranked defs this year tho.

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 09:54


Noah · 22/05/2017 at 21:39

who should i trade and who should i get.
Def, laird, tuohy ,frawley, stewart, newman ,melican
mid, oliver ,danger .priddis, macrae ,murphy, d.martin, steele, spp
rucks , nank , witts
forward, j riewolt, walters, dalhaus, whe , roughead, franklin,

    whatyasmokin · 22/05/2017 at 21:41


      Noah · 22/05/2017 at 21:45

      def . sproule ,mcniece
      mid myers,fox.miles
      ruc. strandica
      forward. durdin .long

        Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:50

        Your defense needs a lot of work. Frawley needs to go….

          Noah · 22/05/2017 at 21:51

          for who

            Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 21:56

            Depends on how much money you have. You dont have a lot of rookies making cash

              Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:03

              ive got 50 k. is evw an option

                Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:14

                Downgrade WHE to Greenwood or Bolton and upgrade Frawley to Laird or Adams

                  Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:17

                  ok thanks

                    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:30

                    Sorry didnt see laird. Make that adams or roberton

                    Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:31

                    will greenwood play lots of games though

                    Ben · 22/05/2017 at 22:44

                    how old are you 8? hahaha.
                    who knows? but its an option to pick him up

                    Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:45

                    do i put him on my field

                    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:48

                    Greenwood will keep playing. Earnt his spot and was playing well in the SANFL and yes play him on field

                    Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:59

                    alright im sorry im trying my best its my first year so sorry

                    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 23:08

                    Hey mate i wasnt having a go at you. Kinda thought it might have been your 1st year. I was having a go at the other idiots who bagged you out. Always happy to help if you need it in the future 🙂

                    Noah · 23/05/2017 at 23:45

                    thanks man. i appreciate it

    The Harsh Truth · 22/05/2017 at 22:46

    This is the classic example of a chasing points/supercoach pretender team

      Noah · 22/05/2017 at 22:48

      ok dawg

      Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:51

      It may be. But that doesnt mean you be a dick about it. The Harsh Truth…. at least try help him

Baggy Pants · 22/05/2017 at 21:58

What to do with Roo I've had him from the start, but he's doing my head in. Does the community think he is a keeper or has time caught up with him.

    Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 22:01

    He is done. But dont trade premos unless you have your whole team finished…. surely there is something else to consider over roo

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:15

    Am greedily eyeing him off after bye. Carrying a niggle so far this year, a week off then bang bang.

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 10:08

    NRoo will come good, always does. I'm hoping he drops to basement price before getting him in post bye.

    Baggy Pants · 23/05/2017 at 13:37

    I think you're right I've put up with this much pain another week or two won't hurt, will wait till after the byes and reassess.

Spanner · 22/05/2017 at 22:05

Who needs to go first out of Otten, Marchbank and Balic?

    NutSack · 22/05/2017 at 22:25

    Ball-Lick needs to go as he is indefinite and uselss at byes time. Better having Otten losing cash rather than missing out on his 60 points for that week.

    Danners · 23/05/2017 at 14:16

    Otten, losing cash. Balic stock won't change when he isn't playing

NutSack · 22/05/2017 at 22:24

absolutely LOVING that no-one even mentions Roberton in these pages… CHA-CHING POINTS all the way home 😉

    TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:01

    History suggest otherwise. Back your gut. Definitely not a bad selection but I think there are better options Doc, Laird, Adams (if stays on park), Lloyd, Hibberd. I'd consider those 5 first

    Just Jeff · 22/05/2017 at 23:02

    His output is clearly not sustainable. The bubble will burst at some point so you would be misguided to pay massive overs for him right now.

      Stanks21 · 22/05/2017 at 23:10

      Bahaha jealous much. Most people that have him had him at the start of the year. And if you have been watching the games he is always the saints rebound option off halfback so he will keep up his good scoring!

        Notorious mac · 23/05/2017 at 05:19

        I think he is a top 6 defender. I find it ammusing people are now suggesting hibberd when just last week they were saying he is injury prone

        Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:14

        It was a low probability gamble to start him. Good supercoachers make higher percentage plays.

          Stanks21 · 23/05/2017 at 09:28

          Haha mate you have probably made more low percentage plays than the people commenting on this post! And i havent had a score under 2100 in a few weeks…

            INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 09:40

            I think he looks like a great option. It's just the finance side of the deal that makes it tough

              FEARTHEBEARD · 23/05/2017 at 09:44

              Pieman, would love your opinion on the top d out of these :

              Robertson, Lloyd, rance, hibberd, Hurley

Rocksta · 22/05/2017 at 23:04

I really hope Bolton puts in another decent performance this week. If he does, already have next weeks trades planned:
Balic to Bolton
Barrett ( just before his bye ) to Jelwood
Suits my bye structure as well as allowing me to get a Super Premo at Bargain Basement.
Fingers Crossed.

TigerNut · 22/05/2017 at 23:17

Im calling it early. James Cousins or Dallas Willsmore to be named this week.

    DefyingMadness · 22/05/2017 at 23:37

    Clarkson won't pull the trigger until he has given up all hope for the finals

      INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 09:03

      Playing the kids plays into the Saints hands who hold the Hawks first pick. Will be interesting to see what they do. They are backed into a corner

    Tyruddanaut · 23/05/2017 at 07:43


      Tyruddanaut · 23/05/2017 at 07:44

      They aren't likely to be named without a great performance last week

Tony · 23/05/2017 at 06:49

I have 160k remaining do I move Marchbank on for Lloyd or save heaps of cash and take Hibberd

    Fearthebeard · 23/05/2017 at 07:35

    Yeh stuck here too

    Dice · 23/05/2017 at 08:02

    with a low score of 84 – can't go past Lloyd

    Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 08:50

    Neither till after their bye

      Tony · 23/05/2017 at 09:19

      Why Marchbank has the bye anyway may swell get a round with a premium

Shane · 23/05/2017 at 07:00

Marchbank To Hurley or Lloyd but i have 4 sydney at the momnet Heeney,Kennedy,Hayward,Newman


    Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 09:23

    Probs wait till after Lloyd's bye if you want him

Millsy999 · 23/05/2017 at 07:08

Going Marchbank to Harbrow this week, would leave me with 18 trades, 32k in the bank and the team looking like this;

DEF – Laird, Adams, Shaw, Harbrow, Hibberd, Newman (Stewart, McInnes)

MIDS – TMitch, Danger, Oliver, Fyfe, JPK, Yeo, Taranto, SPP (Myers, Fisher, Pickett)

RUCKS – Sandi, Witts (Strnadica)

FWDS – Dahl, Macrae, Buddy, Nank, Greene, Steele (Butler, Parsons)

Pretty happy to then leave Def, Ruck and Fwds alone for a bit, and focus on upgrading Taranto and SPP through the byes. Tempted to do something with Butler this week though for a bit of cash gen.

    lazza · 23/05/2017 at 08:29

    Neat team …. your problem is cash generation to get to full premo. Have to replace Pickett, Butler, Parsons, Stewart. over the next couple of weeks …. all will leak or too slow on the earn. Fisher has certain JS so can hang on to him for a while..
    Butler or Picket to Greenwood, but you can wait a week unless Butler returns this wee (he will lose $$)
    DEF weakness …. Shaw and potentially Hibberd … need to get Doc into your team.
    MID: Keep SPP thru the byes then upgrade… ditto Taranto. A few options but Bonts and Hanners are below price a the moment … Hanner going strong and will pass his starting price in 2 games time. Neale is expensive, but best SC at the moment. work to get him but if you come up short on cash you will have plenty of alternatives.
    I can see you cashing out Witts at some point to move Nank into R2 then Yeo to F5…. but I think you will need to upgrade 2 of the 3 RUCs before the finals, so trades need to be frugal.

      Millsy999 · 23/05/2017 at 11:02

      Thanks for your input mate. I think cash generation is everyone's problem this year! That's one of the reasons to contemplate moving Butler on this round, to put a bit of cash in the bank to help with the Taranto and SPP upgrades.

Declan · 23/05/2017 at 07:23

Is it worth going Greenwood to eddy of not named when Greenwood is on the bubble even tho it doesn't give me cash generation from the down grade. Or should it be Taranto downgraded to him? Only reason for getting rid of eddy to Greenwood is to have another warm body on bench during byes, but from that I don't get the 200k+ cash generation?

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:09

    Wait a round. Greenwood not on bubble, Eddy could be due back soon.

    Stanks21 · 23/05/2017 at 09:38

    Eddy will be back soon. Been kicking bags in the seconds. Id be trying to upgrade someone like Taranto but that depends on who else you have

Joshua · 23/05/2017 at 08:01

If McInnes isn't named then will be going Balic down to Greenwood due to the lack of backline rookies and can still upgrade Marchbank to a defender 490,000 ish and below. Will have to Hold Otten in this case

    Jeff · 23/05/2017 at 09:33

    Lack of backline rookies? That's where I've been making most cash. You have the option of McInnes in dense this week too. Go with him if it suits your bye structures

      whatyasmokin · 23/05/2017 at 12:38

      Lack of backline rookies the last couple of weeks.

    whatyasmokin · 23/05/2017 at 12:39

    Those plans sound fine.

Joshuano · 23/05/2017 at 08:11

Is Ollie Wines a good pickup when the MID rookies fully fatten? He is extremely cheap

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 08:24

    There's a reason he's cheap, much better options available.

    INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 08:39

    I think he's worth considering. But very unlikely to be a top 10 mid. But value is value in a tough season for cash

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:08

    Better than a slap in the face

    whatyasmokin · 23/05/2017 at 12:38

    I'd rather a slap in the face and a midfielder that isn't a burn man.

Rivo · 23/05/2017 at 08:13

Marchbank (D5) & Hampton to either…

1. Rance & McInnes
2. Harbrow & Berry
3. Adams & Hibberd (NM)
4. Hurley & McInnes

Have $51k and 18 trades.

    Moustachio · 23/05/2017 at 09:07


      Rivo · 23/05/2017 at 12:19

      Thanks Mostachio.
      Seems the right move. Surely Rance should finish in the Top 10 Defenders, and McInnes can sit on the pine for now.

    Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 09:07

    I am going number 1

      Rivo · 23/05/2017 at 12:20

      Likely to do the same Finnius. Rance will be likely see a lot of the football against the Bombers this weekend.

    Sigmund Freuds Mum · 23/05/2017 at 15:33

    Adams by a mile surely. $cost an issue, but score wise. Get a bloke playing in the guts..

neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 08:39

hurley and berry would be perfect

    Rivo · 23/05/2017 at 08:43

    Hi Demons D. Assuming your comment was a response to my post? Yes that would be great but can't afford both.

rory · 23/05/2017 at 09:03

pittard or may

    Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 09:20


      INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 09:37


TOPHAWK1 · 23/05/2017 at 09:38

I was fiddling around with my backline last night. Tossing up between Hibberd or Lloyd.

Then after a good sleep I woke up this morning and I thought what about SCOTT PENDLEBURY?

Pendles playing Brisbane in Melbourne this week………No Rockliff, and no Mitch Robinson……..Currently priced at $548K with a BE of 105. ENTICING, VERYBLOODY ENTICING.

Anybody else considering bringing him in this week?

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 09:51

    Very bloody enticing indeed!!! Last chance absolute bargain of the year.

    Stanks21 · 23/05/2017 at 09:52

    Get him now before he goes up.

    neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 12:20

    my bloody oath mate but may have to delay by a week no great rise though

    Danners · 23/05/2017 at 14:15

    You should of got him already… but it is never to late

    Sigmund Freuds Mum · 23/05/2017 at 15:35

    Considered him in Rd 1. Actually got him in Rd 1. So no.

    Dean · 24/05/2017 at 17:13


Jezzzzzz · 23/05/2017 at 09:40

Currently ranked 2000
My team is
Def: Laird, Adams, Lloyd, marchbank, Newman, berry. Sub vickers, hibberd
Mid: Bont, danger, pendulbury, Selwood, Kennedy, Fyfe, treloar, Barrett sub SPP, Myers fisher
Ruck: Sandilands, Grundy. sub strandica
Forward: yeo, macrae, dahl, Franklin, nank, Taranto sub greenwood eddy

18 trades left I'm in trouble next week with a heap of zeros in the backline.
I think I should go straight trade marchbank to doch and just take the 0
Or are there other options? I have 240k in bank

    Finnius123 · 23/05/2017 at 09:52

    Marchbank to rance saves you a doughnut as gives you a relatively POD player with a high ceiling that should hopefully see you climb up the rankings

Jack · 23/05/2017 at 09:46

Does anyone else just completely not give a stuff about the byes and tries to wing it? I honestly have no idea how many players I have playing in each bye round and just hope I can win 2/3 head to heads

    pod · 23/05/2017 at 10:05

    If you're hoping to be a contender in SC you need to give a stuff but if only playing for league honours then f*#k the byes.

    lazza · 23/05/2017 at 10:52

    Well you should, especially if playing in a cash league …. otherwise chances are you will lose all 3 (which happened to me in my first yr in SC) … even if looking to win 2 of the 3 you need to be sure for the 2 chosen rounds you have 18 players earning points. R13 will be a toss-up as a majority of teams will all be in the same boat .. but it is also the easiest to win if planned for.
    If you don't have SC Gold use The Higginator to assess your exposures. You need to do it now with the R11 BYE next week.
    If yo don't have it already, you can download the Higginator from here:

      TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 16:50

      This is rubbish. Why plan your team around 3/4 rounds of the season. Bring in who you want when it's best to do so for cash generation purposes. Prime example. Marchbank in my team with a breakeven of 97. I want to trade him for Laird/Adams whose prices should increase even further. Why wait for Marchbank to lose cash just to keep him for the byes when I can upgrade him now. Plan is get to Full Premium as quick as possible and sit back and trade for injury that's it.

      Jack · 24/05/2017 at 09:57

      I've been playing SuperCoach longer than there's been byes in footy and I've never had a problem. Always make finals in head to head leagues.

TOPHAWK1 · 23/05/2017 at 09:52

I was fiddling around with my backline last night. Tossing up between Hibberd or Lloyd.

Then after a good sleep I woke up this morning and I thought what about SCOTT PENDLEBURY?

Pendles playing Brisbane in Melbourne this week………No Rockliff, and no Mitch Robinson……..Currently priced at $548K with a BE of 105. ENTICING, VERY BLOODY ENTICING. My guy tells me that this is the week to get him in.

Anybody else considering bringing him in this week?

    TOPHAWK1 · 23/05/2017 at 09:53

    * gut. (I am straight)

      lazza · 23/05/2017 at 10:55

      Sure you are …. too many Freudian slips there … 🙂

    SCdonkey · 23/05/2017 at 10:28

    All 3 are good picks. But Pendle is nice to have this week as you mentioned, i don't know what to do with my VC and C, Danger playing Friday night VC on him C on Pendle.

    I'm not sure on whether i should paint the fence this week or double downgrade on rookie thats on the bubble.

    INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 11:43

    I'm shocked more people are not getting on Pendles. Cheapest he's been in abut 10 years. I noticed this morning more were getting on Wallis than Pendles. Wow

      Chopsticks · 23/05/2017 at 12:29

      Hi Pieman, yeah Pendles is amazing value with a good draw upcoming! I'm thinking of going early on Greenwood to get to him this week. Lock it in?

        INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 13:51

        I think with Hampton now down Greenwood is a viable option. Lock it in Choppers

          Chopsticks · 23/05/2017 at 16:27

          Good point there Pieman – locked! Thanks for that!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 23/05/2017 at 11:57

    Just can't bring in another Rd 13 bye player unless just write that one off..

    Already got laird, Adams, Shaw, Titch, Treloar, Fyfe and Sandi out in the big boys.
    Couple that with the fact that myers and the rooks coming up in greenwood, perryman are also Rd 13 gonna be scary.

    Granted we will bring in some boys who have has their rest but will only partially dilute the problem.

    We also may have Ryan and Scharenberg debut this week and yep they r Rd 13 also

    Hoping like mad they r named next week so can can bring in after their bye as if named will be on bubble Rd 12 for a Rd 13 rest.

    Pendles is a bridge to far..this week for mine.

    JohndJames · 23/05/2017 at 13:02

    Funny that,I was looking at Pendles as well,but decided to finish my defence first,by bring in Hibberd this week and Laird next week.Only have one position left in the mids to fill and my on field mid rookie is better than my defence ones.Would have liked to bring in Pendles but my backline is in more need of upgrading.

      neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 13:14

      agree brownlow boy would like pendles but def has 2 holes and next week is too late Pendles has a be of about 105 so won't rise too much but def is a 50 k rise cant wear that this year pendles next week have a crap week this week pendles

    YMCA · 23/05/2017 at 15:06

    What does your guy tell you about McInnes you naughty sailor tophawk

      TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 16:52

      Dont do it. Petrie is back from injury. Played in the twos last week. Could be back in the WC line up in a couple of weeks. Which means McInnes out

        whatyasmokin · 23/05/2017 at 17:12

        Lycett also a worry in 2-3 weeks.

    TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 16:51

    Solid choice. Bang Bang

jez_m · 23/05/2017 at 10:08

Hampton out for three weeks with an ankle. Time to trade.

    INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 11:35

    At least he can't lose anymore money

      jez_m · 23/05/2017 at 13:15

      True. I was more hoping he could be a warm body across Round 11 and 12. Not anymore.

FEARTHEBEARD · 23/05/2017 at 10:26

Me old mate PIEMAN would love your opinion on the top d out of these :

Robertson, Lloyd, rance, hibberd, Hurley

    INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 11:34

    Assume you mean Roberton. Order of preference IMO

    1. Roberton
    2. Lloyd
    3. Hurley
    4. Hibberd
    5. Rance

    See how those work with your bye structure. Roberton at 1 because he's shown he can go large

      neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 12:27

      wow what a difference pies I WOULD GO THE SAME but starting at 5 to 1 Shows you just how many def. choices we have and don't forget NEWMAN

      FEARTHEBEARD · 23/05/2017 at 13:52

      Thanks Pieman.

      I had Lloyd at present. Not sure who to go for. Can afford Roberton. Hibberd is bloody tempting to lock up another 80k for a last forward upgrade 😐

      Decisions, decisions.

        TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 17:20

        I'm strongly considering Hibberd also. The extra coin is very tempting

    DefyingMadness · 23/05/2017 at 13:27


Doc · 23/05/2017 at 10:38

Locked him in yesterday. Should go big in the next fortnight.

Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 11:58

Need opinions on what i should do over the coming weeks. This is my team after making 2 trades this week:

DEF: Laird, Adams, Lloyd, Hurley, Simpson, Newman BENCH: Melican, McInnes

MID: Danger, Titch, Jelwood, Treloar, JPK, Oliver, Fyfe, Barret BENCH: SPP, Balic, Miles

RUCK: Sandi, Witts BENCH: Soldo

FWDS: Dahl, Nank, Steele, Higgins, Cameron, Stewart BENCH: Parsons, Eddy

With 280k in the bank and 15 trades left.

Was thinking about Melican to Harbrow and Balic to Greenwood for next weeks trades which will leave me with approximately 110k left over. Then the week after maybe downgrade Barrett or something. All opinions are wanted! Cheers.

    TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 12:34

    Leave Melican. He's on the bench. I'd can Barrett. I'd go SPP to Greenwood. Barrett to Neale

      Bradk · 23/05/2017 at 12:46

      Barett breakeven is low.

      With 15 trades left, it would be wise to hold for now

      Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 12:53

      Only problem with that is Barrett's low break even could mean he could make a little bit of extra cash over the next week. And is it worth buying Neale at his current price with the little amount of cash generation this year. Was eyeing off Merret, Dusty, Pendles, Bont and the likes.

        TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 16:41

        Don't listen to anyone mate. There is nothing wrong with either of those selection's. You could do Balic to Greenwood. Barrett or SPP to any of those 4. Gives you a nice swing set with Greenwood Mid/fwd. My team is similar to yours. Go aggressive mate . If you do this you'll have one rookie on field in J Stewart. Rest are Keepers unless injury strikes

          Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 17:06

          I like that idea of ditching Barrett and Balic for Greenwood and a premo. Then could almost save trades until after byes and possibly upgrade Witts to the number 1 ruck. My bye cover is good and I feel as if going alright for my first season 🙂

      Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 12:54

      I would also move Harbrow on field for Newman.

        TigerNut · 23/05/2017 at 16:56

        You're a fool. Newman is averaging 93 and your gonna put him on the bench. Good luck to ya

          Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 17:02

          Yeah thats why i posted here. Trying to get ideas as to what else i can do instead. Because i dont really want to move Newman to the bench but just at a loss to what else i could do.

    cashcows · 23/05/2017 at 17:34

    Your team is in good shape, I reckon you clear some deadwood since you have the cash.

    280k in the bank, drop Balic to Greenwood, then Eddy to any 500k~ fwd and your pretty much set with decent bench options in each section.
    Not liking calls to finish your backline with how decent newman is tracking as a D6 not to mention most would back him to score higher than stewart or parsons, which is what you would be going against if you finish your defence instead of fwd.

      Ryan · 23/05/2017 at 17:45

      Yeah it was very silly even suggesting that now that i think about it haha. So far I have decided that next week Balic becomes Greenwood baring injury or selection. Just need to decide whether I go Barrett to Dusty, Bont, Hanners, or any other round 11 or 12 bye midfielders…or Eddy to a premo forward. Who would you recommend for a forward then? JJK, Heeney, Buddy, Macrae, Yeo???

Simo · 23/05/2017 at 12:02

Have enough cash to upgrade Butler to any / all fwds. Too soon to go Wallis, and is Walters still a trap for young players?
Let me know you top 3 trade in options please.

    The Harsh Truth · 23/05/2017 at 12:21

    Dahl, Macrae, JJK, Buddy, Tom Lynch, Greene, Heeney, Cameron

    Sellars1226 · 23/05/2017 at 12:23

    I reckon u could go with Pat Ryder as some support for ur rucks and the bye rounds but Macrae is still good I reckon, he just scored his lowest which was 84 so any of those 2 in my opionion

Sellars1226 · 23/05/2017 at 12:05

Option1. McGrath and Stewart- a promo defender let's say Roberton or Rance and McInnes?

Option 2. Hanan and Fisher- McInnes and Greenwood which leaves me with 150k

( I know I should've gotten rid of Hanan ages ago but I thought I'd give him another chance and I also know he just got 85 but not sure if he can continue thta from and if he can make more money)

Any other suggestions welcome!

    Holty · 23/05/2017 at 12:31

    You gave Hannan another chance and he just rewarded you with 85. Why trade him now when you have kept him so long scoring you 30s? He was on my chopping block but after his score on the weekend, im holding. he will finally make you money. Although slowly.

      Holty · 23/05/2017 at 12:31

      So option 1

    neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 13:05

    option 2 is crazy Mcinnes been around a long time and is only ok good wafl player and low js the other boy is all class but so are hannan and Fisher both will come good watch the games they both play they are good and both clubs want to play them unlike say eddy or pickett

Choice · 23/05/2017 at 12:09

Going for league
Butler to Greenwood
Hampton to Hibberd
$6,500 left and 14 trades. 2 away from full premo

    Sellars1226 · 23/05/2017 at 12:20

    Jesus might need to settle down a bit if u have 14 trades left!

      neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 12:38

      10 Trades left at full prem about right particularly this year and if he does have good prems. I Have a few more trades but need 3 problem will be cash for those last two

Jobbo · 23/05/2017 at 12:10

Sloane was tagged, and ground out a brutal SC ton like a champion. Possibly on comment on games you watched!

    Holty · 23/05/2017 at 12:48

    He was tagged but it was a very soft tag by someone who does not tag often. He will get that heavy tag every week until he can prove he can beat it. Remember Mitch Robinson was injured, so beating a young 21 year old with 30 games experience wont change opposition teams thoughts on tagging him.
    Sloane in full flight is great to watch, except if you are a opposition supporter and most importantly, coach.

neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 12:53

Don't think its a great idea to pat ones self on achieving full prems early when your bench has 8 pickets.. I will have a fwd and a def short..but have good dpp and good cover .. Your cover is probably as important as your 22.. Surely one or two will go down and you will be left with menapoo cover. At least with Berry Stewart McGrath and parsons you have warm cover and 60 -70 pts.. I can trade stewart and macca for shaw now with menapoo and pickett on the bench Tell me what happens when a Rance is a late out.. could be wrong but don't think I will be keen on 22 prems and 8 duds Its a mixture of keeping good F D and M 6/8 AND getting to full prems only my view

    INPieman · 23/05/2017 at 13:21

    Good point Neil. You need to keep in mind any rookie you bring in now is likely to stay. So job security must be heavily considered. I've worked out going from 18 players I'm happy to keep to 21 is manageable. Getting that 2nd player isn't going to be easy. The alternative is picking players 19-22 as low grade premos without much upside. Decisions decisions

      neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 14:14

      that's the problem pieman and why coaches are opting for wallis over pendles which is silly but its that last position you cant get with pendles but can with wallis plus a better M8

        neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 15:51

        sorry M9 WALLIS AND GOOD m9 VS pendles and menapoos plus coin for no. 21 prem adds up to wallis for mine

    ProTravo · 23/05/2017 at 13:37

    I see your point, but having full prems will likely generate more points overall even with the odd dud rookie score for a late out.
    Cover is important but I wouldn't think the points you accumulate from solid cover would be enough to justify that over full premo 22.
    As long as you have benched rookies that have good JS it should be enough.

      neil Demons Delight · 23/05/2017 at 15:54

      Js is the key pro good point and its hard to see newer rookies having good J S

Stinga · 23/05/2017 at 13:18

Going Balic to Goldstein and Stewart to Mccinnes this week, would leave me with 18 trades, 34k in the bank and the team looking like this;

DEF – Laird, Docherty, Shaw, Simpson, Lloyd, Newman (Hibberd, McInnes)

MIDS – TMitch, Danger, Selwood, Fyfe, Taranto, SPP, Berry (Myers, Fisher, Barrett)

RUCKS – Sandi, Goldstein (Preuss)

FWDS – Dahl, Macrae, Buddy, Nank, Greene, Kennedy (Pickett, Parsons)

Pretty happy to then leave Def, Ruck and Fwds alone for a bit, and focus on upgrading Taranto and SPP through the byes. Got to downgrade Preuss eventually when I need the cash.

Thoughts on the side?

Cozza · 23/05/2017 at 13:25

Anyone considering Harbrow as an option in defence? Currently 8th ranked defender based on average and fits our bye structure perfectly. Had one stinker out of his 6 games, but the rest have been great. $20k cheaper than Rance and averaging 7pts more/game.

Shane · 23/05/2017 at 13:48

Marchbank To Hurley or Lloyd but i have 4 sydney at the momnet Heeney,Kennedy,Hayward,Newman

    Panthers1738 · 23/05/2017 at 14:12


    Danners · 23/05/2017 at 14:14

    Lloyd, not sure whether you'll have Newman and Hayward in your final team so it doesn't matter too much

Sigmund Freuds Mum · 23/05/2017 at 15:42

Is Pederson just too "out of left field???
Could bring him and Newman in without getting a rook this week.
The risk being having to trade them later.
Any inside knowledge anywhere?

    neil demonsdelight · 23/05/2017 at 16:42

    max back shortly

      Tyruddanaut · 23/05/2017 at 16:57

      Shortly? I thought Spencer would be back earlier

        whatyasmokin · 23/05/2017 at 17:15

        Either way too risky.

        neil demonsdelight · 23/05/2017 at 17:36

        round 12 he thinks or the dogs in 13 spencer 11 or 12 Melbourne site

    JohndJames · 23/05/2017 at 17:20

    Might be about two weeks too late for Pedo,already gone up 70,000+

Big M · 23/05/2017 at 16:48

Z Merret or T Mitchell?
does it matter?

    JohndJames · 23/05/2017 at 17:16

    I traded Mitch in last week,Merrett is on my watchlist.

HarryO · 23/05/2017 at 19:23

hibberd or harbrow??

    Dean · 24/05/2017 at 17:59


Thebandit7 · 24/05/2017 at 08:08

Made two trades this week, Hampton & Williamson out for dusty and hugh greenwood. Leaves me with 16 trades and 92K. Is this enough to get me through the next few bye weeks??

Sellars1226 · 24/05/2017 at 10:25

Trading out McGrath and Stewart for

A premo and McInnes but who should the premo be?
Tossing up between Roberton and Lloyd but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Dean · 24/05/2017 at 17:58

Bloody hell Ross the great has announced Sandilands won't be playing due to Hamstring tightness. Bloody great news that is.

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