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Round 11 Supercoach Panic Room

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I landed on Sunday, very happy to be back in the wide, brown land of ours.

Back to footy. Back to my dog. Normal sounding accents. Good coffee. Back to a land with Barbie Mates – seriously, New Zealand, pull ya heads in ya drongos – GET BARBIE MATES.

Then three things happened. I checked my supercoach side, I went to work and Margaret Court opened her mouth. Two of these things reminded me of how nice it was to not be in the country, and checking my supercoach side reminded me the consequences of leaving the country during footy season.

But – all is not lost. Draftstars has popped up this weekend, and I for one am loving the appeal of a game where all your bad decisions from previous weeks don’t carry over, because my side is littered with bad decisions and half-baked schemes. I can go to a pub and play CoachKings. Things are not all terrible. Just mostly terrible.

Speaking of terrible, let’s get into the news!

THE NEWS

It was a surprisingly dull week on the news front, which means all my pre-prepared jokes about International Donut Day will go to waste.

The two big-ticket items are the return of Aaron Sandilands and Gary Ablett. Sandiballs has been named in the ruck, but keep an eye on him in the lead up to Sunday’s match, but Ablett should be ready to go.

Eagles spearhead, Josh J. Kennedy will miss for the Eagles – but we already knew that. Rookie Malcolm Karpany also makes way. Eric McKenzie comes in, which means Jeremy McGovern may play up forward.

Dan Butler returns for the Tiges, and bubble boy Shai Bolton has kept his spot alongside him. However, the Tigers are running with 5 smalls up forward, so I’m not sure where that leaves their structure (and Bolton’s job security) going forward.

The pre-season’s love child Luke Ryan has FINALLY been named by Ross… in the last spot on Freo’s extended bench. I had Nat Fyfe take this photo of me while I eavesdropping on Fremantle’s selection meeting this week.

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Tom Scully is back at the expense of Tim Mohr, rookie Jordan Curnico has been dropped and… well that’s about it. Thursday Night footy’s team news was boring as anything as both Port and Hawthorn went in unchanged, as did Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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THE PATCH UP

If there was ever a time when sides needed patching up, it was the bye rounds. Which is why I wanted to chuck up some reviews of blokes playing every game through the byes – guys from Port and Gold Coast who could be nice little PODs.

But half of them are now locked out, due to the AFL’s persistent attempts to make my life as hard as possible ever since I kinda ran over Gil’s dog with my car*. Sorry Donald, but THIS is the single greatest witch hunt in history. I’m going to power through anyway, but remember – I wrote this last night at about 6, intending for it to be ready by 7. Including the Charlie Dixon writeup.

*well, replace the word ‘kinda’ with ‘repeatedly’, and the word ‘dog’ with ‘son’

Like a Cheat Sheet Lite, I’m going to list someone from every line who can help you get through the byes.

DEF – Jarrod Harbrow ($474,400) – currently sitting in my (very POD heavy) backline due to Lek’s masterful sighting of him a few weeks ago, Harbrow has quietly averaged 95 this season, with 5 tons from his 7 games. Playing a rebounding role with stints on the wing, he’s been incredibly consistent and is still very cheap. Possibly not a lock for a top 6 defender spot, but playing every game through the byes gives him a one up on others in the same bracket.

MID – Gary Ablett ($611,800) – the GOAT of the modern era (from a fantasy perspective anyway) is staggeringly cheap. For someone who can average 130 when fit and firing, I’d almost consider Gary a must-have at this price. He’s been amassing the pill like no-one’s business, and with another week off, he’s primed to rip back into the contest and grab clearances, tackles, contested possessions and whatever else it is Champion Data use to create Supercoach scores now. Only at 9% ownership, too.

RUC – Paddy Ryder ($508,00) – after a slow start to the year, Paddy is averaging 107 in his last three and is singlehandedly driving Port Adelaide’s revival. With the added bonus of DPP and finding match fitness, Port also play 8 of their next 13 at home. Which is awkward considering he’s now locked out from being traded in. Damn you, Gil!

FWD – Tom Lynch ($462,00) – while Tom still has a price drop to come, I’d look to bring him in this week if you need to cover donuts. While he hasn’t torn the competition apart like he threatened to this year, that’s partly due to playing for Gold Coast, who have been woeful. So why is he being considered? Because all the forwards this year beyond Dahlhaus, Macrae and Yeo have been dreadful. Shaun Higgins is like the 10th averaging forward of those who’ve played more than 3 games. Lynch is cheap, will play every game and is an absolute jet – if Gold Coast finally get their sh*t together, he could be anything.  

SMOKIE – Charlie Dixon ($508,500) – In a shocking year for forwards, sometimes we have to turn to those beyond our mortal coil. That is where Charlie Dixon, who sadly passed away a few years ago, only to be reanimated by the Port Adelaide Football Club, may come into the play. Dixon is averaging 95 points a game this year and 103 over the past 5 rounds, putting him the 14th best forward in the league by total points. It’d be a brave fantasy footballer to pick him, but with high scores of 131 and 155 and a revitalised Port Adelaide, I’m keeping a very close eye on him.

Pity he and his 160 are locked out for this week though. Have I mentioned how much I hate Thursday Night Football?

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Jump onboard the contest, support the community and try to get your hands on some of the cash folks! Back to Panic business..

EVERYTHING’S DIGGING UP MILHOUSE

Everything’s coming up Milhouse

If you aren’t trading in Hugh Greenwood this week: go get your noggin cleaned out, you absolute bell-end. With a breakeven of -107, he is the must-have cash generation machine of the week. I’m with Higgo in that I think Scott Selwood will disappoint many through either form or injury, but judging from how my gut’s treated me this year I’d trust it as far as I could throw it.

Blokes with *asterisks* have the bye this week, and those with exclamation marks! have only played the one game, so give ‘em another week.

-104 – Hugh Greenwood
-74 – James Cousins!
-48 – Scott Selwood
-41 – Shai Bolton
-34 – Matt Scharenberg!
-27 – Mitch Hannan*
-25 – Jordan Cunico (who’s been dropped)
-9 – Daniel Lloyd
11 – Jake Barrett*
11 – Matt Perryman

Dig up, stupid!

Couple of big names floating around this list, with Zach Merrett and Elliot Yeo looking to dip in price, so we can snaffle them up after their byes. Stefan Martin may also plummet in price if Archie Smith keeps getting games, and I’m keeping an eye on him for when Archie heads back to the NEAFL.

178 – Lachie Neale
163 – Jake Lloyd
156 – Marcus Bontempelli
155 – Tom J Lynch
145 – Zach Merrett
145 – Matt Priddis
137 – Stefan Martin
137 – Elliot Yeo

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

And so we come, as we always do, to everyone’s favourite superhero – Captain McCaptainface. Faster than a speeding bullet, as strong as a locomotive and he can leap entire donuts in a single bound!

Which is a good thing this week, as today is international donut day, just as the first week of the byes are upon us.

If this isn’t proof of a cabal of world leaders scheming to run the world, I don’t know what is. IT’S A CONSPIRACY, IT IS. Anyway, speaking of conspiracies, getting Geelong to play 27 of their last 13 games (or something like that) of their games at Simmonds Stadium is a recipe for Joel Selwood to go huge.

He’s my VC choice this week, despite Paddy Dangerfield coming off the back of two 150+ scores. For those bringing in Rory Sloane this week, he only averages 102 against the Cats, and an even worse 82 at Simmonds. Good trade-in option, but I’d pass on the VC.

Otherwise, the sensible choice would be to go with Scott Pendlebury or Dustin Martin as captain this week, as both are rather good footballers. Pendles in particular averages 112 out west, while Dusty averages 110 against the Roos.

If you’re mad as a cut snake, Josh Kelly could tear the Bombers a new one for the 9.4% of you that have him. Averaging 118 over his past three, and playing at home against a bombers midfield that genuinely have no clue how to play defensively, he could rack up a record number of clearances – especially if Mummy gets up and going. Speaking of, Shane Mumford wouldn’t be a terrible POD captaincy option either.   

AND THAT’S IT FROM ME – community, I’ll see you in the draft stars contest on Sunday, but until then, rejoice in what makes this country great – barbie mates and footy and accents and beer – responsibly, of course (that goes for you too, Crouching.)

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LoganJosh7

Thanks Patch! Dustin does seem best to put the C on… think Ablett is due to go big but might stay safe this round.

pod

Selwood as VC tonight with those numbers, and Ablett for C maybe.. what's everyone doing this week?

Patch

I've got the C on Pendles, pod

pod

Safe bet Patch, who's VC?

pod

.. just noticed above sorry mate.

Patch

no worries! Selwood for others reading who've forgotten!

Rivo

Going with Danger into Pendles, worked last week.

pod

Seems crazy to jump off Danger i know, but I think a tag will slow him a bit. Also think Sloane will struggle with Scooter all over him. Last time I VC'd Joel was when he went big 150+ so hopefully my feeling is right again. Good luck.

Rivo

Got a feeling J.Selwood may get a hard tag tonight. Still a good VC call as is Danger.

Sloane may get off the leash too as I reckon the Adelaide mids will go after Scott Selwood tonight.

Will be a massive game. Good luck with your VC choice. I'm staying with Danger.

JohndJames

Going with the old firm,Danger into Pendles.

TL4

Out Lloyd in s selwood via dpp
Bring Lloyd back in 3 weeks after he has dropped 70k. With limited cash generating rookies left cash in on opportunities like this during bye rounds!

LoganJosh7

er. you must have like 0 issues with your team and a massive amount of trades to do trades like this!

jez_m

Why would you burn a trade on Lloyd, only to trade him back in? Just hold him if you have 18 players playing this week.

Eskimo

Im trting not to. But i have similar idea. Going ablett to s.selwood then s.selwood to bont next week. 2 trades get me 100k turnaround and cheap bont.

Patch

This is very sneaky, TL4! It's worked for winners in the past, but you do need to ask how much you value a trade. If you can save 200k on a $700,000 injured Gary Ablett, you'd do it, but I'm not sure if 70k is worth two trades, even in a year like this.

I'd personally look to other moves, but you do you!

tl4

There is more too it. I want s selwood, I have wanted him from the start of the year. There aren't a ton of downgrade options coming up for the rest of the year either
my other options to trade out was
SPP (keen to keep his scoring through bye rounds)
Hannan (have enough players to carry him this week and enjoy his price increases next 2 weeks)
Stewart (playing this week and will increase in price again)
Newman (Not convinced he cant be in my final 6 backs)

so I either trade out a player going to go up and keep Lloyd or trade Lloyd, let the players increase and get him back much cheaper (or another back if circumstances arise).

LoganJosh7

still doesn't justify losing two trades for 70k. sorry 🙂 trades are golden remember!!

SC_Kev7

I've had perfect trade plans for the past 3 weeks ruined by those bastards at the selection table. 70k is not worth the hassle

whatyousmokin

Haha what a joke

Danny

Can you really see Archie being sent back to the NEAFL?
He had a reasonable game and you'd think the Lions will want to get more games into him.

Patch

I think Archie will have a least a month in him before they give him a spell, but if keeps playing well he could be there all year, which is worrying for Stef owners

Danny

I agree, I think it's time to move on Stef before he bleeds $ and I slip ranks!

INPieman

At the game last week I forgot Stef was playing. But certainty notice Archie. If he keeps playing Stef owners need to start working out an exit strategy. When they both play Archie outscores Stef every game

Top Gun

Give Stef at least a few more weeks. You need to see how the coach is using Arch and Stef together

North

Is anyone else thinking of holding Kennedy

FetusDave

Maybe. I've heard that it might be only one week, maybe 3, which would mean he could play round 13. Would save a sideways trade.

Wattsieesq

I will be

LoganJosh7

holding. easy decision.

INPieman

If I had him I'd keep him. Almost certain top 6 & it's during the byes. Will likely only miss 1 or 2 games

SCdonkey

Holding for now and we'll if he plays in Rd 13 or not.

zilla

of course… are u mental?

SCdonkey

I am Mentally Ill, but that's not the issue here. Comments like yours doesn't really help the community or reason for a person to whether trade or not trade.

My reason of holding for now and see if he'll play in Rd 13. There could be a possibility he might be out longer.

If ya don't have anyhing better to say, than asking or calling people names. It's best to just stay quiet and move on.

FCAbel

Exactly

SCdonkey

You asked for the SC commandments and Jock posted it for you.
Read it since you asked for it.

I don't trade premo unless i have to or have planned for it.

Heck i have a few i stuck by since at the start of the season
Hanners
Shaw
Dahl
Fyfe
Crouch
Trealor (held him as long as I could and planned to move him on during byes, unfortunately his bye came early) – Pendle
St Nick moved him when he stated he was gonna be 4 weeks out – in Buddy

Tommo09

Traded him out on Monday and forgot I couldn't reverse trades today when I realised he may only be out for 1-2
BIG mistake

NickMacMan

Fisher to Scooter or Bolton??

Wattsieesq

Bolton for cash generation.

Brett H

Reckon Scooter will make as much coin as Bolton (if not more).

The query with Bolton is whether he can keep getting a game in round 13 onwards?

When thinking about Bolton, I still keep hearing Hardwick say in his press conference that Bolton wasn't really ready for AFL. Tis was after he had played his first game.

Tommo09

If I decide to get Bolton, I will just need him to play during byes as after I hope to be at full premo

James

Get Sloane now or wait a couple on Neale? (disregarding bye structure)

Wattsieesq

I like Neale. Underrated.

Patch

As much as I love Neale, Sloane is top dog this season and if you can get him, I'd do it.

Swans2012

I'm waiting

Rivo

I've traded in Sloane this week. Price is good, and feel he could go large again tonight., even with Selwoods hanging off him. Go for it!

FetusDave

What are the chances JJK comes back after the bye? Will he play round 13?

Patch

He should be back in round 13 according to the Weagles. I'd hold him if I had him

Simon

Do sub loop holes work over the bye rounds?

Patch

Yes!

Chris

I'm torn, need to choose two of Neale, Pendles and Sloane to finish my Mid

INPieman

I wouldn't be torn. I'd be celebrating that problem with some frothies

SCdonkey

How can you be torn with Dependlebury and Sloane dog? If you have the cash bring them both in while they are cheap.

LoganJosh7

Everyone's trading out premiums!!! Time for the Supercoach Commandments to come back Jock!

DavidSA

I stuck to my guns for this round

Newman > Perryman
Barrett > Bolton
Fisher > J.Selwood (the protein)

Next week it will be

McGrath > Hibberd or Montagna
Stewart > Cousins
Parsons > Greene, Koby or Higgins

Then I'm full Premo and will ride out the storms to come

4 players I'm sure I wil have to fix 2 of them
Bad form – Fyfe Shiel
Risk holding – Steff Sandi

LoganJosh7

nice David. wont be trading out barett myself as he has money to make still.
Perryman doesn't have a huge bubble but has good JS atm it seems.

liking the rest absolutely tho!! (go greene btw)

DavidSA

Ty mate

Going to keep Berry over Barrett for swing with Perryman
Bolton and Greenwood the other swing

LoganJosh7

I have fyfe, sandi and steff too so just gonna see how they go the next two weeks through the carnage byes then reassess 🙂

Jock

Good call Logan. Refreshment time: http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/2017/02/11/the-10-

Patch

Seeing this article back hurts my soul. I far too many of these

INPieman

I seem to have broken a lot of these commandments. But it was fun!

FetusDave

Set and forget ruckmen, Sandi and Witts. Who could've picked that?

whatyasmokin

Sandi has missed a game with injury, and probably more to come. Doubt he'll be a keeper.

Swans2012

I keep looking for reasons not to c danger tonight.
I think I'm outsmarting myself. Sometimes the obvious solution is the right one.

I'm keeping it simple, danger, captain, that is all.

finnigin

why not put the vc on him in case of injury, off game , and if so then loop someone else, logic not smarts

Nick

Schaz or Ryan (if named). Do both have good js?

LoganJosh7

you sure you cant wait a week or two?

SC_Kev7

Shaz. They love him at the Pies. Ross Lyon and rookies? Nah… Wait until he is on the bubble and 193% confirmed to play his third game

Harry H

Yep Ross and rookies is a worry. Probably when he drops Ryan, something like 'It's not ideal as we'd love to get some game time into the kid but this a ruthless business. He's just not quite fitting our structure at the moment but he'll go back and work really hard, get some continuity into his footy, and I'm sure he'll be considered for selection.'

Or same bland dialogue like that.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Byes make it easy don't they?
I would assume most of us have a dear bench this week and don't have to worry about looping.
Bont, doc, JPK, Dahl etc warming the pine
20 scorers on field, 2 non players with Rd 11 bye. – C on Danger
That is all.
rest is up to the players.

SCdonkey

Sure do Trig, been looking at my team and bench players are way too expensive to be sitting there.

INPieman

Don't mind those trades Rivo. But personally I'm holding Barrett for a little while longer. He's going up & Bont is going down. I'll wait for that transaction to be as cheap as possible

Rivo

Sounds good to me. Bont was very tempting too but opted for Sloane.

Paul

1. Balic to Greenwood
2. Pickett to Bolton
3. Marchbank to Z. Williams

Thoughts everyone?

Patch

Z. Williams a sneaky pod and I like it.

INPieman

Love it Patch. You say Gary is cheap at 611K. After his 210 he was on 60 half way through the second quarter until Danger crushed him. At that point he stopped going for contested footy & scoring dropped off again. He's carrying a 197 BE this week & likely to be much cheaper in weeks to come. I traded him for Yeo to stop bye donuts. But if he starts looking good again I've held SPP & Berrett to get him back

DavidSA

My Shiel or Fyfe for Ablett if the price is right after the bye rounds

INPieman

Sheil I could understand. His ceiling is low for a premo mid

DavidSA

Yeah it is! What I never knew was his tank it weak as fk only gets 70-75% TOG it hurts his scoring

INPieman

We discussed his TOG during the preseason. Spends more than 1/4 of re game with his butt on the pine. Must have his own ass print by now

Patch

Oh my word he is too – still like him as an option this week though. He's had the extra break to manage the shoulder, too.

bob the builder

Balic to Bolton this week or cousins next week??

Richie Porte

same as my question. Someone give this man some advice.

Richie Porte

Or is Balic coming back soon

Goat

I can't assist on Balic's return but I reckon he will be given time in the 2s by Ross even when he is available. Traded him out weeks ago with that in mind.

Goat

Cousins is better, cheaper and you get to wait a week to see how many other things go wrong before you burn the trade.

Imgonnalose

Bolton depending on byes

INPieman

Balic has to go. Bolton for his handy dpp

Patch

Reckon Cousins has the better job security and scoring output – if you're only going one of the two, Cousins.

whatyasmokin

Cousins

Tommo09

Getting both
Bolton this week and cousins next

JohndJames

Three trades this week,two downgrades,one upgrade,Balic to Greenwood,Melican to Scharenberg and Fisher to Pendles,which gives me full premo in the mids,but only 13 trades left,and only 17 on the field but will be alright for R12 & R13.The only problem is I play Jock in one of my leagues this round and he has more than 18 playing,so I'm stuffed.

Steeeve

No need for me to panic. I brought in Robbie Gray this week. Time to sit back, relax and bask in my own stupidity.

INPieman

Did you bring him in for SPP who doubled his score?

Steeeve

Why yes, yes I did

INPieman

Double fisted!

Top Gun

50 shades of Steeeve? 😛

Russty_

Hahaha, love your honesty Steeeve, chin up, it'll get better, hopefully he will too.

Rick Grimes

There's no worse feeling than a recently traded premo filling your knickers with filthy stains while the rookie you ousted goes on a bender. I had the Newman reaming a few weeks back. It hurts.

BlakeyP

Yeah I got it with Z Jones last week such a good feelin

jamie

IN: dusty, greene, greenwood
OUT: barret, balic and nick riewoldt thoughts?

NEXT WEEK: OUT: STEWART/TARANTO IN: DOCHERTY, RYAN (OR OTHER ROOKIE)
WEEK AFTER: NEWMAN FOR LLOYD.

full premo after. thoughts?

Imgonnalose

Sounds good mate I like it

Defying_Madness

Trading out Roo is stupid

Patch

If you've held Roo for this long I'd continue holding

David C

Roo has to go.

Imgonnalose

Hey guys, I started off the year firing and was within the top 400 after round 5 or 6
However, I have dropped significantly to around the top 7000
I have good coverage during the byes, what is the highest ranking I could hope to achieve this year?

INPieman

You could still make the top 100. Still a long way to go & no doubt carnage at some point

Rick Grimes

A big week can easily pump you back up top 2000. Or drop you another 2000. There's not much in it and I suspect some fairly random teams floating about.

Stupid Coach

Welcome back Patch. Just in time for the fun and games known as the bye rounds. Like most people, my issues are this round and Round 13. Currently sitting on 19 trades and 16 players on the field. Can't decide whether to make two or three trades this round or make two and leave the three trades to Round 13. I thinking of the following trades this week:
1. Hampton to Perryman and Marchbank to Adams (DPP handy), Harbrow or Zac Williams.
2. Fisher to Perryman/Bolton and Marchbank to Adams (DPP handy), Harbrow or Zac Williams
3. Option 1 plus Fisher to Bolton to give the me cash to upgrade next week or the following week.

Any thoughts/comments appreciated.

Imgonnalose

Option 3, you have heaps of trades, are you nearly full premo?

Stupid Coach

Thanks Imgonnalose. I am still a fair way from full premo as I still have a lot of rookies in my team that I have yet to upgrade particularly in the forward line and midfield and was hoping o make those over the next couple of weeks when they start coming off their byes. Two trades is a bare minimum to make up 18 on the field. I just want to make sure I have enough trades after the byes.

Patch

Agree, good call

Stupid Coach

Thanks Patch. Which out of Adams, Harbrow or Z Williams would you go to replace Marchbank. I noticed you mentioned Harbrow earlier – I agree he would be good from a bye perspective, however, Adams is better from a scoring perspective and has the added advantage of DPP.

Stupid Coach

Thinking of Scharenberg instead of Perryman. Only query is his job security and prone to injury. Not much difference in price, however, he seems to have better potential to increase in value provided he keeps his spot and is injury free. Thoughts????

Craig

Geez the D6 position is a tough one to work out between Rance and Z. Williams. Rance has had a couple of poor weeks this year but if you look at his back-end of last year and his ceiling he makes a compelling case, or do you go for the relative consistency of Zac Williams based on this year's form (they have a pretty good run coming up)?

Feel like either is a good pick but at the same time don't really want to get the toss of the coin wrong!

Patch

I like Williams but as you say they're hard to split. Williams seems less likely to play quiet games and has pinched Heath Shaw's role, while Rance will have to play shut down roles at times.

The Ranger

Williams played in the middle for a fair bit of their last game which makes him an even more attractive option.

MickyB

Trade mcinnes or hibberd (north) for ryan?

Is ryan worth getting in?
Good scoring potential / job security

bob the builder

not yet

Patch

Wait to see on Ryan – I'm not trusting Ross unless he's named Ryan onfield for his 3rd game

Tommo09

JJK to Mumford
Balic to Selwood

Is it worth also going Eddy/Barrett to Bolton?
Or should I wait a week or two for Cousins, Scharenberg, Ryan etc?

Patch

Lovoe the Mumford trade, but would consider holding JJK unless you're really struggling for warm bodies

Tommo09

Dammit already traded earlier in this week and now can't reverse trades
Maybe Fisher to Bolton???
It gives me 18 on field

Patch

Fisher to Bolton a decent trade mate!

SCdonkey

I was considering the same trade JJK to Mummy, decided to wait until RD 13 if JJK is all good to play.

Still mamage to get Mummy in my team though and double downgrade cash in some dosh in the bank for 2 more upgrade in 2 or 3 weeks.

Only need to upgrade
1 maybe 2 (Shaw) in defense
1 in Mid
Maybe in Ruck so long Witts keeps getting the job done
Fwd is filled

MickyB

Danger, sloane, treloar or yeo for captain? Titch was vc

Patch

Danger for mine Micky

Cliffy

Really tossing and turning on my last trade of 3 I want to make this week.

Have planned for the first two to go (keeping in mind this is all for cash generation to make quick upgrades next week):

Balic – Bolton
Berry – Scharenberg (yes a little early, but I like Scharenberg more than Perryman, and I'll still have MID/DEF DPP thanks to other players that have it)

And the third one that's doing my head in is to jump on S.Selwood for one of Fisher or Barrett, however Barrett still has a favorable BE, will play next week and with Fisher I'll lose money making this trade if I was to move him on for S.Selwood.

Cliffy

Should add that I have 18 trades left, $183,200 left in bank and only 15 playing this week so far

Ken

Sloane or jelwood last premo mid spot

Holty

Although i would not agree with the tactics but rumour has it in Adelaide that Sloane might go to Danger for a negating role if he struggles early to break the Selwood tag. I guess one way to break a tag is to go and tag someone yourself.

DacZawson

I'd imagine Danger would be a little too powerful for Sloane to contain him. Maybe more likely to go to Selwood if he was to tag

JJF

Bolton or Scooter?

Holty

Im going bolton as it allows me to grab Pendles as well.
People would be split here but if it was just for a option to generate quick cash, id go Selwood as even if he averages 80 for the next few weeks, he will still make you a fair bit. Plus he has great job security.

Joshua

Balic-Greenwood
Barrett-Scott Selwood
Taranto-Greene
Fairly set on these trades but should I go Bolton or Selwood?

BockChoy

I had fully intended to use this round as a triple downgrade and pocket the cash… but I was allured in by all the talk around those glistening thighs and I realised I could maintain my bye structure and also upgrade at the same time. As such, it is SPP traded out near his top and Wines brought at his low.

Only other trades are the obvious Balic->Greenwood and Berry to Perryman.

I was strongly tossing up between Berry and Barret but then realised that cash in the Supercoach bank doesn't earn interest and it didn't make any difference which one was traded.

AuroraBorealis?!

Just going to put this out there to prove that i said it, Scooter is a trap, select at your own risk.

whatyasmokin

Have had second thoughts about him myself. I don't have enough trades to take the risk so locked in Pendles, Sloane and greenwood this week.

Rick Grimes

I agree. Expecting a 75 this weekend.

Derek

I can see him tagging Sloane and not scoring very well. Has his bye next week.

I can see people looking at their teams in a few weeks and thinking 'Why do I have SSelwood in my team?'

Top Gun

101 score isn't bad for a trap 😛

Will

Sloane or Danger C?

Rick Grimes

This is the weekend Shaw goes huge. Just feel it in my waters (whatever that means).

Derek

Hope so

SCdonkey

+1
Will save me a trade.

Defying_Madness

Even if he goes big this week unless he goes big again the week after he is out of my team before his bye to avoid a donut

David C

I'm trading him next week if he doesn't. Get's me Doc.

AuroraBorealis?!

My team really does hope so Rick

Stanks21

Traded him already. I gave him a few weeks and he failed. Traded in Danger

Rhys

Just wondering if we can still reverse our trades? It seems like I can't do it, but none of my trades involve anyone from either of thursdays teams. Anyone got any info on this?

Albentley

Can't reverse once first game is played even if they haven't played yet

hedski

Ryan is in! On ya Ross now don't drop him after three games.

Beady Eye

Ibbotson out is a good sign… frees up that intercepting half back role which should suit Ryan perfectly.

SCdonkey

That's a good sign, and yeah! Let's hope Ross doesn't drop him would be nice to have a decent Rookie on the 2nd half of the season.

Holty

Although im not trading for him this week but SCOOTER?
Seen many comments on here critisizing people for bringing him in or simply saying he is a trap. People are not bringing him in as a keeper (i hope not anyway). He is purely to make us quick cash to then upgrade. Apart from Greenwood, who right now is on the bubble who has good job security and can potentially score well? People say expect 80 average from him from now. What is wrong with that?
He would still make you more money then Perryman or Bolton if they averaged 50 from now plus give you 30 extra points a week. Unless you can bring in a premo (reason im bringing in Bolton) i honestly think Scooter is the best potential money grab (minus Greenwood).

SCdonkey

If i traded out JJK i would've got Mummy, Selwood and Rookie on the bubble. So i went 2 down 1 up (Mummy) was short by 30k to get Selwood, will just have to miss out on him and try to save some cash for another upgrade in 2 weeks.

Holty

Same donkey. Want pendles so 40k short on Scooter.

hedski

Just traded him in, go Scoots.

Crowmagnon

Should I trade out fisher or barrett?
One has to go tonight!

hedski

Fisher, Barrett has money to make and a higher ceiling.

TheGreatBozza

Here are my trade out options:

Barrett, Fisher, Balic, Berry

Here are my trade in options:

Selwood, Bolton, Perryman, Schaz

I've got 2 more trades I can make this round, with 22 left in total. I'm thinking Balic > Schaz via DPP, Barrett > Selwood as I think Barrett may struggle with Rocky back

TheGreatBozza

Btw that's S Selwood

Yoyoyoyo

Hampton to Ryan this week?

Can still field 18 but a nineteenth and cutting some dead weight would be nice

Finnius123

Danger or Jelwood for VC?

Brad

Very risky not to go danger. Would be interested in others thoughts though as Joel is a POD.

pod

I'm VC'n Joel and I have Danger, big risk, big reward..

pod

Jelwood pips Danger, Cat fan bonanza.

smote

Agree 100% with Patch re: thurs night football…hope its given the arse next year.
Don't pay the Perryman…until he gets you to the other side.
Good luck for Rd 11 SCers.

TOPHAWK1

I have decided to wait to get Pendles until after his bye. I am not happy about it though as I will be paying $35K more for him, but sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture. To snare Pendles now I would have had to either let JJK or Jack Steele go this week. I am still sceptical about JJK's prospects to come back for round 13, but I am prepared to sit it out for a few weeks to see what happens.

I think cutting Jack Steele lose now would be short sighted and foolish. (His DPP handy during the byes) He is not a player I consider PREMO just quite yet, and will probably go towards the back end of the season.

As such, I will try to save a trade this week. Just pulled the trade lever-

Harley Balic OUT and Hugh Greenwood IN.

Kurt Mutimer OUT and Scott Selwood IN.

That leaves me with 18 fit players on the field. With a bit of luck there will be no late outs from here so I can save that precious trade.

Danger captain down there at the cattery tonight!

Cheers

SCdonkey

I am thinking the same about JJK, TH.
I was really considering of moving him on as i wanted to bring Selwood in, but I also wanted to bring in Mummy. Could only bring both in if i traded JJK out, just like you i am prepared to wait and see the JJK situation.

TOPHAWK1

It just makes common sense to sit and wait a bit on JJK. I was hell set on getting Pendles earlier in the week, but it is going to just have to wait a little longer. My goal this round is to save that one trade. It will leave me with 16 trades which is more then I have had at this time in any of my previous seasons. And last year, I just ran out of steam right at the end of the season as I used my last trade with 2 rounds to play. This year I want to have one trade for the grand final.

I went Scott Selwood. I have watched him play for West Coast for years and I reckon he is worth the punt. Class player. (Yes, I am a redneck from the West)

Cheers mate.

Derek

I'll have 21 on field this week, but 11 of them are rookies (SPP already played).

love the bye rounds, it's like having 3 E Loopholes without the drama.

TOPHAWK1

Very very handy! Same cant be said for me. Just the 18 on field this week. Beggars cant be choosers as they say. You going Danger as captain tonight? Not taking Titch's VC score.

Derek

Danger C for me tonight.

SCdonkey

You won't believe it, who I got my VC on.

With 35 possies, 6 tackles and 13 contested position last week. He's building his game nicely going under the radar. Everyone is more concentrating on Laird, Sloane, Betts, Selwoods and Danger.

Russty_

Duncan?

SCdonkey

Selwood/Blicavs hate ya both. Crouch was tracking to hit 140, i was screaming my head off NOOOO!!! when they move on to Crouch halfway 3rd Qtr and continued to tag him on the 4th Qtr.

Holty

Hell Derek, that is impressive. I need to go bang bang bang to have 18.

Derek

getting rid of Preuss this week means Pickett is my only non playing rookie, but I've deliberately kept him as a swinger DPP.

23 next week but only 20 for round 13.

TOPHAWK1

That is your best bet to make up ground. Play loads of rookies, make lot's of cash and then get the ultra premos. Come home like a runaway train at the end of the season.

davo

Glad I held that one, just hope holding Kennedy works out as well, hate sideways trading.

Stupid Coach

Perryman or Scharenberg? Less than 60 mins to decide so I can trade out Hampton. Leaning towards Scharenberg as he is scoring better and likely​ to generate more cash quicker. Only worry is that he is injury prone.

Pman

Scharenberg, will score more and has better JS but that depends on him staying fit.

Derek

Why would Lsird be named on interchange in final teams? I heard rumours he was going to tag Selwood tonight. Are they messing with his role?

Derek

Laird

Defying_Madness

I hope not

TOPHAWK1

Laird better bloody not turn into a tagger tonight. If he does and he tags Danger I will be absolutely filthy.

Russty_

They'd be mad to do that cause the Cats will be hitting the goals hard tonight, trying to do it for Tommy's 200th.

Billioux

Just said same thing to the mrs re Laird Very odd he starting on the pine… Hope i am wrong but got odd feeling about Danger tonight with my C on him.