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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

 


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Ken

Is hibberd the real deal

jez_m

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

B-rian

Still great value

Dean

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

Dustin martin or Joel selwood??

TheScacman

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

Selwood for consistency

Danners

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

INPieman

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

TheScacman

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

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

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

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

TheScacman

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

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

Winter

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

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

BrokenChairs

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

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

Dice

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

Weasel

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

Dice

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

BockChoy

Funny, Essendon hardman cuckolding the former Bulldog captain.

neil Demons Delight

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

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

jez_m

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

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

jez_m

Yep. Selwood on my radar for the same reason.

LoganJosh7

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

Steve

Hibberd or Harbrow?

Dice

HIb

jez_m

Tough one, probably Hibberd just.

INPieman

Harbrow is bye free

Donald Drumpf

Hib slightly higher ceiling though. Torn between the 2…

FCAbel

Harbrow

Randomcliche2

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

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

Steven Jurica

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

INPieman

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

Randomcliche2

Anyone game not to VC Danger this Thursday? #Titchsavedmybacon

Don't Blush Baby

Only the ones that don't have him

Randomcliche

Hahaha too true!

undypuncher

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

Randomcliche2

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

pod

Maybe Jelwood but hard to go past Danger.

redherringfc

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

Bonts turn to shine

Tommo09

Danger into Pendles

Holty

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

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

cashcows

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

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

neil Demons Delight

two of them overated

TigerNut

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

whatyasmokin

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

Heater

T Stewart to McInnes?

Finnius123

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

Nobody to McInnes.

Russty_

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

Also said no to Berry …. has no idea …

Holty

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

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

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

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_

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

Lachie Neale is an absolute gun.

BigBuggars

Sssssshhhhhhhhh!! Everyone'll get on board.

Donald Drumpf

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

TigerNut

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

Sana

Haha, this comment featured Rory Sloane a few weeks ago

Johnny Bee

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

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

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

Newman doesn't have DPP…

Stanks21

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

Dalvin

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

I meant hit trade on shaw not Newman

Stanks21

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

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

NutSack

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

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

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

Whatever mate. Waste of a trade for me…

pod

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

Derek

move Adams into the mids for a while

Paul

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

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

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

Paul

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

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

Spot on.

Randomcliche2

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

Marchbank and Balic to Stewart and Possibly def rookie

TigerNut

Bontempelli to Menadue. Daulhaus to Zac Dawson.

Russty_

Sound advice 😉

Dice

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

undypuncher

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

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

INPieman

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

Moosehead

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

Watch Drew Petrie and teams this week

Craig

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

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

Agreed

Santa

But might only play a couple of more games.

sed

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

Sana

Damn you Priddis! You and your alluring golden locks!

Dice

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

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

PlottingPlodder

Hibberd v Hurley? Or plug in simmo/Lloyd?

Stanks21

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

Weasel

Hurley averaging 113 the past 5 games. Hard to overlook

SilverFox

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

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

pod

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

BockChoy

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

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

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

Steeeve

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

Yep. The prick's too consistent

INPieman

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

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

sigh

Steeeve

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

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

BockChoy

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

Sellars1220

Thinking of trading SPP and Zac Fisher for Myers and Barret

Thoughts?

Stanks21

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

Computer says no

davo

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

nankthetank

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

Stop trolling Barret is 270K, missed Myers too.

Just get in Lloyd and Greenwood.

Boltons Blues

Docherty, Shaw, Adams, Rance, Hibbered, Newman (Marchbank, Hibbered)
Titch, Danger, Sloane, Selwood, Treloar, Fyfe, Barret (SPP, Fisher, Fox)
SandiWitts
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

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

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

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

Is Shaw to Doch a bad trade?

Allan

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

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

After rd 11 maybe

HallyMate

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

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

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

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

redherringfc

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

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

INPieman

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

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

Randomcliche2

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

whatyasmokin

There's no good defense downgrades this week.

Steve1

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

Randomcliche2

Weeeeeee!

Rivo

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

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

Finnius123

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

Cogla13

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

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

Liam

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
(Strandica)

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

Cheers

Stanks21

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

Weasel

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

Mitch Wallace… son of Stephen .. not Dean

neil Demons Delight

is it Wallace or wallis

Tyruddanaut

Wallis

Jim_bob321

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

Is hurley going to top 6 defender??

Don Drumpf

No

Pommytom6290

Other options?!?!

Pitch 72

Yes

INPieman

I'd say he will be pretty close

Tyruddanaut

Top 10

Weasel

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

Jimmy

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

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

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

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

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

Joshua

Anyone have news on when Balic is back?

Relton

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

Indefinite leave. Get rid of him

Randomcliche2

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

Finnius123

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

nankthetank

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

Willymack1234

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

Derek

I'm getting Ryder this week

Glen

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

Ryder

NickMacMan

Hibberd, Harbrow or Howe?

INPieman

Hurley

NickMacMan

really?

INPieman

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

Joshua

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

nankthetank

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

TigerNut

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

jez_m

29 touches and a massive 15 tackles on the weekend!

MorrowSC

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

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

RUCK:
Martin, Sandi (Strnadica)

FWD:
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

Look for Mitch Wallis after his bye

wightyswarriors

Why Sandi ?

MorrowSC

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

Hibberd, Howe or Harbrow is driving me nuts

Joshua

looking at Adams after his bye.

Yes Mate

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

Juzzy

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

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

Definitely Dahl

jez_m

Dahlhaus easy.

SF4

Dahl, he's a must have

Jono

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

whatyasmokin

Then lock it in.

Whitey

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

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

TigerNut

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

Doggy

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

Juzzy

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

Goldy might get more expensive but HE MISSES A WEEK.

throttlefinger

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

Donny

J Cameron or JJK?

Finnius123

JJK is proven and has a good bye

Randomcliche2

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

Glen

Tobis green?

Tyruddanaut

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