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Round 12 Supercoach Panic Room

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Community – I have an apology to make. To everyone who had Marcus Bontempelli before Round 8: I am sorry. I should not have brought him in. I should not have jinxed him.

He had averaged 89 over his past three rounds, and last night he put up a genuinely shocking display. He still managed to put up a score of 92, which I assume must have been on the back of his 11 tackles considering his disposal efficiency was 38% and he had 5 frees against.

Anyway, I’ve learnt my lesson and will not be trading any other premiums into my side ever again. Probably. Maybe. (If you also brought Kruezer in this week, sorry in advance)

THE NEWS

A few new rookies this week, with Brennan Cox (117k FWD/DEF) lining up for his debut for Fremantle, Jono Beech (117k FWD) and Callum Brown (117k MID/FWD).

PIEMAN HAS DELIVERED HIS REVIEW OF CALLUM BROWN HERE!

 

Beyond that, there’s not too much news in the bye rounds. There’s just the minor fact that the three factors during the bye all impact my team, which is going to make me scream.

Jarrod Hardbrow was caught drink driving on Sunday, and as such has a club-imposed suspension this week, which begs the line of ‘it’s only wrong if you get caught’, but that line can sod off considering drink driving is really, really bad. Bad Jarrod. Putting lives at risk AND causing carnage in my backline. Pull ya head in, son.

Aaron Sandilands will continue to miss, at which stage many of us (myself included) are trading. Mi amigo General Soreness discussed the case for keeping him on Twitter, by which he’ll make a good POD on the way home, but I’ve got 15 due to the Hardbrow/Sandi/NRoo saga so I’ve gotta trade him, but I’d hold him if I could. Nick Riewoldt also misses again.

Tom Rockliff returns for the Lions while bubble boy Dallas Willsmore has been dropped, Chad Wingard is back and so is Stevie J.

And that’s about it!

RUCKING HELL

So, you’ve decided to ditch Aaron Sandilands? Who do you go to?

Matt Kruezer has averaged 115 over his last 5 and 123 over his last 3 and is the standout to replace old Sandiballs. Hitting his stride as the Blues hit theirs, and is only 525k. Doesn’t have the greatest run home in terms of rucking opponents but his work around the ground counters that for mine.

The Mummy reviews have been terrible, but that’s because they didn’t cast Shane Mumford. The big man has been the standout ruckman for the year, and I’ve considered bringing him in quite a few times, only to convince myself he’ll fall over and injure himself two weeks after I bring him in. As I won’t be bringing him in, he should be safe. 540k and averaging 105.

Stefan Martin was in ripping form until Archie Smith made his was into the team. Don’t touch him with a barge pole unless Archie is sent back to the NEAFL.

Hold Sandi. In a year of turbulence – if you’ve got the cover, you might as well save the trade. Sandi will be no better or no worse than whoever you bring in for him, and in a month or so could make a very easy straight swap to Max Gawn when he’s on the comeback trail – assuming Gawn cutting his beard hasn’t robbed him of his powers. Would be my preferred option if I had 18 players otherwise.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Somebody once told me this season’s gonna roll me
Because I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed
But whaddaya gonna do with Shaun Higgins in you crew
Giving you shit stains every weekend

HEY NOW, GO PLAY DRAFTSTARS, GET YOUR GAME ON AND GO PLAY
HEY NOW, YOU MIGHT NOT SUCK NOW, WOULDN’T THAT BE A NICE CHA-ANGE
MID-PRICERS ARE FOOLS GOLD, ONLY SHOOTING STARS WILL KICK THE GOALS

If you didn’t sing that, I’m ashamed of you. So – we have a new segment! I’m taking Higgo’s DraftStars Acadamy and running with it, as I’d like to be good at some form of Fantasy Football by the end of this year.

This week I want to test a theory – the winning team often ends up with the bulk of the points. I had a squiz at the weekend’s games to get some rough stats on what the winners this week all ended up with points-wise

CATCH HIGGO’S GENIUS HERE

Table of stats
I put that on a graph and correlation between the margin and the number of tons and 90s scored by a respective side is incredibly weak, but it’s reasonably well accepted that sides which win generally score more points. So – I’ve set out to test that this week. I’m backing Collingwood in to win this week – not for any particular reason, more for the sake of the argument. All of my eggs have now gone in the Collingwood Win basket, by selecting 6 Pies and 3 Demons – with two of those demons are selected as defenders.

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I’m banking on Brodie Grundy being a monolith in the ruck against stop-gap Cam Pederson, which will give Collingwood’s midfield first use of the ball. As such, Taylor Adams (averaging 118 if you don’t mind) is first picked, with outside runners Tim Broomhead and Tom Phillips (who’s coming off a 98) supplementing him.

Up forward, it’s Darcy Moore and debutant Callum Brown to hopefully kick goals for my side and for theirs, with Moore a chance to frolic through the middle in the ruck.

As much as I wanted to select Michael Hibberd, the salary cap wouldn’t let me, so I have fellow former Bomber Jake Melksham instead, while Oscar McDonald may find himself freer than usual, what with Collingwood doing away with the concept of tall forwards.

The exception, Clayton Oliver, is having a hell of a season and cannot be ignored, even if all the hitouts are going Collingwood’s way, which as Cam Pederson is again rucking solo, they will be.

ENTER THIS WEEK’S JOCK REYNOLDS DRAFTSTARS ACADEMY CONTEST HERE

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EVERYTHING’S DIGGING UP MILHOUSE

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

Jeez the cupboard is almost as bare as Freo’s, isn’t it? Someone’s obviously taken the rookies out for cleaning.

-62 – James Cousins
-28 – Hugh Greenwood
-26 – Mitch Hannan
-17 – David Cunningham
-14 – Matt Scharenberg
-7 – Scott Selwood
1 – Dallas Willsmore
12 – Jake Barrett
12 – Tom Stewart
18 – Daniel Lloyd
24 – Matthew Perryman

Dig Up, Stupid!

Boy there is a lot of stupid out there in our Supercoach teams this season, but thankfully there’s also plenty of stupid from players not in our sides. Keep an eye on players like Lachie Neale, Rory Laird and Michael Hurley, who have massive breakevens as they head into their byes next week.

188 – Lachie Neale
164 – Jake Lloyd
164 – Rory Laird
159 – Tom Mitchell
158 – Marcus Bontempelli
156 – Josh J Kennedy
148 – Big Boy McEvoy
143 – Michael Hurley
140 – Jack Macrae

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

I hope everyone listened to me and took Joel Selwood over Paddy Dangerfield last week. I mean I’m not one to brag, but Selwood absolute took Danger to the cleaners, picking up 151 points to Danger’s 149. I mean I don’t know what sort of amateur would have made that mistake, pfffft.

However, not having either of them is a genuine concern on the captaincy front for mine this week, as they’re literally two of the only three players I’ve got who aren’t complete poo. The other one, Scott Pendlebury, is getting the nod from me this week. Averaging 112 over an astonishing 145 games at the G, and scored 124 in the clash last year.

I’ve had the VC on The Bont, hoping he’s shrugged the Kiss of Death I gave him when I brought him in three weeks ago, but we all know how that one went last night. JPK and Dan Hannebury didn’t do much better.

Otherwise, Josh Kelly is in phenomenal form, and now in the discussion of being a top 8 midfielder and a worthy captaincy option, especially with Carlton this week. He’s averaged 127 over his past 5 and tore Essendon to shreds last week with 176.

Zach Merrett, Tom Mitchell and especially Tom Rockliff are all worth a squiz as options this week. Rockliff’s last two scores before doing his shoulder were a 147 and a 148, while Mitchell has been the only shining light in a putrid season for the Hawks, and they have the Suns on Sunday.

I also somehow missed Rory Sloane from this list. At home, against the Saints – you don’t need stats, you just need to put the big orange C on him and lock him in if you’ve got him.

 

Anyway – Patch out for the week. Hit me up with your moves, shakes and mistakes of the week below, and let me know what you’re thinking re: Draftstars! See you all in the comments, community!

Twitter : @PatchToTheMax

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Jock

Great stuff Patch! Note Pieman's review of Callum Brown here as well folks: http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/callum-brown-son-o

INPieman

I wrote that in the preseason folks & sent it to Jock about 2 hours before the word got out about his glandular fever & we agreed to wait till he was a certainty to play to put it up

Cjay

Great write up Pieman.
Hope you have a draft ready for when Daicos hits the park?

INPieman

I'll see what I can cook up if Josh Daicos gets a go. I'm tracking his little brother who kicked 12 straight playing underage a few weeks ago from 23 high quality touches. Talent scouts can't take there eyes off young Nick Daicos. Think he's only 13 or 14 but & not eligible for a few more years. But pies fans start frothing

Rick Grimes

Good write up IMP. I've bought him in, sight unseen. Here's hoping he can be a Greenwood type scorer.

INPieman

Cheees Rick. Don't think he will match Greenwood but I think he can get a few games with wells & Elliot gone for a while

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

Melbourne boys remember jack watts debut pies Think he is in for the same via b vince cheers mate

FCAbel

Terrific review mate

Patch

Beautiful, Pieman. Will be keeping a very close eye on him Monday

Hoot

Go Blues!

Hoot

BONT.

38% efficiency
6 Clangers
5 Frees Against
18 Possessions

92 SC

Thanks CD 🙂

Barracuda

Had it been Trelor it would have been 29…

pod

He also had 11 tackles.

Rick Grimes

Might want to include the tackles, contested and 1%ers. Fake news otherwise.

Eskimo

Geez Bonts score last night will be talked about for weeks. It may have worked out correct but he didnt derserve it. Something is wrong when a player hugs a few of the opposition, plays like shit and gets a score like that. Maybe little i love you hug tackles should only get 2 points

Patch

Champion data tweeted a breakdown this morning which I found very interesting – basically Bont's hard ball gets and tackles pushed his points up massively https://twitter.com/championdata/status/872969177

INPieman

That table leaves more questions than answers. For example my understanding was a tackle gets 4 points. Bont had 11 for 30 points & JPK had 3 for 8 points. That doesn't add up. Unless points are shared for gang tackles. Nonetheless CD need to be more upfront with it's scoring system & if they decide to tinker with it. Which they do all the time! I think JPK's game was twice as good as Bont's & then some. They just threw out that table as a decoy. They will make up another one next week

Zam Zam

Tackles vary in points depending on effectivness, such as creating a turnover vs causing a stoppage. Also impact by timing of game, worth more if in tight last quarter.

Patch

This is the answer. Leaves them with next to no transparency as so many decisions are made with so much context and dealt with in isolation. It's both Supercoach's greatest strength and weakness

Stirlsy

Agree the scoring system should be set in stone before the season starts….
People I know wont play SC because of the scoring.
But the biggest joke is guys from CD are allowed to play a game with cash prizes and they do the scoring…. buggered if i know how that isn't a conflict of interest…..

INPieman

Agree Stirlsy. The full scoring system should be published well before the season starts to allow people to then research. Before rolling lockouts there were 400K players. It's halved since then. Many left bewildered by how scoring works

Rick

There's no set amount of points for anything. Every game has a different amount of tackles, goals, marks, everything. Yet the amount of SC points distributed each game is identical.

LoganJosh7

yeah rick I hate that. they scale it. I think some games should simply get more points than others. some teams play rubbish football against each other and yet the overall total is still the same as an epic game between finalists!

Shake n bake

Its quite funny looking at greenwood last week also had 18 touches at 66% and 11 tackles only 72!!!!!!

Tyruddanaut

11 Tackles

Moustachio

Would like to see a fantasy game based on the AFL player ratings… It's still managed by CD but seems to be more respected as an index of performance. Of course it's even more secretive than SC points as there's all this complex stuff about what your actions turn into for the team…

Personally I think any system that at least tries to capture real performance ie not just raw stats, is better than the alternative.

Pom

Left of field, shark move, gamble of doom, hate rucks/Lyon…..but thoughts on Sandi to Spencer if he is named ? Cash grab if you have many a trade left in the bank? Or just a straight up terrible idea?

Patch

Problem with Spencer is Gawn will return at some stage. If Gawn was out for the year I wouldn't mind it, but Gawn casts a huge shadow over that move, Pommy.

Pom

Cheers Patch. I think I'm tying too hard for alternative moves. Maybe if doggies keep using Bont in the Ruck he will get dpp for next year!

Patch

Hahahaha we can dream!

neil demons delight

more than likely not to play

Russty_

Definitely not playing, playing VFL.

Sana

Anyone considered Koby Stevens in their fwd line?

Patch

I did a few weeks ago, but not sure he'll be a top 8 forward. If you thinks the Saints will storm home he could do you well, but just prefer Tommy Lynch at the same price for mine.

INPieman

If he was at Scooter's price I'd be keen but he isn't. Too expensive as a floating spare at this stage

Sana

He's a smokey thats for sure, thanks for the thoughts legends

FEARTHEBEARD

Sloane or Pendles for the C?

Tom McV

Sloane

Patch

How did I not mention Sloane – my word. I'd absolutely go Sloane

FCAbel

Mids seem to go well against saints. Sloane looks a goer

Dee

Had the C on Sloane as well tonight, tossing up between him and Titch all week. Kobe Stevens on him all night, get stuffed you mongrel! 67 SC points…. bloody hell.

Moustachio

Sloane is a gun, but overrated on SC forums atm. Had a purple patch but now teams are tagging him. Real C options don't get tagged, as either they can't be effectively shit down (danger, pendles) or else their disposal is not considered enough of a threat to bother (rocky, titch).

FWIW I have Titch into Rocky this round. Titch does well vs GCS. Rocky can do well vs anyone, tho bit of a gamble coming back from the shoulder.

Cjay

Bont's shot for goal last night…… really??
Has Cloke been teaching him how to kick close range set shots?

Patch

It was shocking, wasn't it CJay? Cloke had a few apathetic attempts himself, too. Someone mentioned Bont's kicked 1.7 in his last 3 games

Moustachio

Cloke is like a cancer of shitness that affects teams. No idea why wbd bailed him out.

Tom McV

Tom Mitchell or Scott Pendlebury captain???

Cjay

Why not loop? VC Mitchell into C Pendlebury

Wattsieesq

Probably because he has already used the VC on a Bont/Hanners/JPK/Buddy type

Dane

Hibberd or Roberton?

Patch

Roberton for mine

FCAbel

I'm weighing this up too. The fact robo is very unique (owned by 3% of teams) gets him over the line for me.

Moustachio

Hibberd proven premo option prior to this season… Think Roberton can't keep up his scoring based on past history. He ain't no spring chicken primed for a breakout year, just reckon he has to fall.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Nice to see you have shaken off that NZ lethargy.
Back with a bang – one of the best this year.
Lots of great quips but yeah you r the only one with harbrow, roo and sandi. [email protected]

Spent every cent in draftstars.
Quite a trick but it can be done .

Patch

Cheers Trigger! You've got Higgo's Fantasy Tetris down pat! Who's in your DraftStars side Trigger?

donn17984

PIck of this weeks Rookies??

Who will hold there spot: Beach, C.brown, Cox, Finlayson, Mckenzie – Willis??

Patch

Brown the only one of those I'd back in straight off the bat

donn17984

I have to pick another Cox or Finlayson ?

FCAbel

Cox of those two I think

Patch

Concur. GWS have too many stars returning for Finlayson to hold his spot, assuming he is actually named

Tyruddanaut

I don't think any will. If anyone Beech or Brown but don't put your money on it or you'll be sad and broke

Rick Grimes

I've got Lynch in this week. I really hope those spud scores are a thing of the past. The Hawks defence shouldn't be too much of a burden this week. Was about $2k short of purchasing Rocky, watch him score 180.

Patch

I didn't go Lynch in the end, so don't blame me if he spuds it! That hurts on Rocky, mind you. That hurts so much

Rick Grimes

If things pan out I'll grab him next week, or at worst, Dusty. So not too upset.

Derek

Have you ever dislocated your shoulder? I wouldn't be rushing rocky into my team until had a look at him make a few tackles first

Top hawk

That's exactly why I backed out on Rocky at the last minute and traded in Macrae instead. Rocky might avoid laying too many tackles as that sore shoulder will be planted in the back of his mind. Also, he might spend time up forward like SCDonkey mentioned the other day. I am happy for him to go 180 this week. Just want to have a look at him before jumping on the Rocky train.

Rooster XXX

Derek – Isn't that what rehab and training is for??? He would hardly playing if he isn't right….Not as if Brisbane have anything too play for that would have them rushing him back….

David C

He wanted to play the week before the bye but the Lions held him back. 2 extra weeks. He'll be fine. Famous last words.

Moustachio

Rocky is more machine than man

jez_m

I'm seriously tossing up whether to put the C on him or play it safe with Tom Mitchell. If Gold Coast clean up their delivery inside 50, he could kick 6+ goals.

JDP

who has the better upside:

Berry or Myers?

One will be traded to Cousins

Cobey

I would trade Myers because of the rd 13 bye but if you have enough on the field I would trade out berry to get more cash

Patch

Byes a big factor in this one. Hold Berry, trade Myers

jez_m

At this stage I would probably trade Myers.

Rick Grimes

Yep Myers, he's not shown the ability to score big. I'll be letting Michonne loose on him next week.

Tyruddanaut

The thing is the round 13 bye. If you have a full team you will have an advantage over many supercoach sides so look towards that. I would trade Berry but that is according to my structure

redherringfc

Berry seems to have good JS. He is dpp and is scoring better, after a really slow start. He seems to be a bench warmer for a few weeks yet.

jez_m

Not that I have him, but Rory Sloane is an absolute lock of a captaincy pick this week. His last 6 scores at the Adelaide Oval: 177, 70, 140, 124, 168 and 77 for an average of 126.

Rick Grimes

Just be hoping you don't get one of those 70s.

jez_m

Yep. That most recent 70 was against Melbourne when Vince got hold of him, so it will be interesting to see whether the Saints opt for a hard tag on him or not.

INPieman

You'd be mad not to tag Sloane. And tag the absolute crap out of him. Richo is a smart coach. Other coaches have shown the way recently. Shut down Sloane & your in the game. If you don't he will destroy you

jez_m

Totally agree Pieman. Sadly he's Crows only A-grade mid and they don't have the Danger/Selwood-type combo where you can't tag both.

INPieman

Imagine they still had Danger. My goodness

Derek

Sloane will be tagged

redherringfc

Yes, but how effectively? I'm a saints fan and have real concerns that he will do some real damage. It's going to be painful to watch either way, but he's my VC this week.

Beady Eye

And none of those other teams thought to tag him at Adelaide Oval?

Defying_Madness

The great Derek foresaw it all

pod

Any of those big scores achieved while tagged? Alan Richardson isn't going to let Sloane run around willy nilly.

Jai

Nek minnit.

Patch

Lockity lock. Will get attention but from memory Saints have never been a brilliant shut down side

Moustachio

Wise oracle say: Make pledge, and mischief is nigh.

LoganJosh7

iv got all 3 premiums patch 🙁 plus JJK and Ablett who have been in and out lately. my season is being held together by a thread!!

Patch

That hurts, Logan. That hurts real bad. You need a pint, a hug, or both. The worm will turn, mate!

LoganJosh7

the prospect of all the boys fit and firing in a few weeks is keeping me going!!

Cobey

Stuffed up this week I traded in soldo for preuss when I should of traded in English, but it did allow me to trade Joyce up to hibberd. Thoughts?

Rick Grimes

You never know in this caper. Most of my thought out moves turn to dust, whilst the spur of the moment ones turn to gold. Just ride the wave, it's mostly luck.

TheGreatBozza

I'm stumped this week community. I have 19 trades left so plenty of flexibility What options are best?
These are my trade combos I could do. I'm tracking for 17 playing next week pre trades, while my cash league opponent has 19 currently

1. Otten to Doc, Fisher/Berry to Shaz
2. Otten to; Doc, Fisher/Parsons to Cousins
3. Otten to; Doc, Parsons to; Cousins,
4. Option 1, 2 or 3 Sandi to Lynch, giving me 18 next week

My only plan for next week will be offloading Taranto to a FWD Premo, while I'm hoping to go Newman to Lloyd soon after

Choice

What cash you got?

TheGreatBozza

Got $160k.
I've become sold on Doc. It came down to Doc, Hibberd and Lloyd for my last 2 DEF spots, so going Lloyd for value and Doc for elite performance

Patch

Option 3 for mine, Bozza

Finnius123

3

Choice

Ablett Captain
Should I Trade Marchbank, Barrett, Stewart for Hibberd, Roberton & Cousins
or
Hold off a couple of weeks, let Barrett and Stewart plump up and get Laird and Lloyd? (Will go Marchbank to Hibberd this week anyway)

INPieman

Gary loves playing the Hawks. He feasts

pod

After The Bont's performance I'm relying on GAJ to bring it home.

Hibberd and Robbo are top defenders, if you can get them in now go for it.

Patch

I'd pull the trigger choice. Better off with points now than later in this caper

J.K

Is it worth punting Myers for Cousins this week community? They look to be similar scorers and it will give me addition $ generation. 14 trades left.

Cjay

Yes I am doing that trade. Would rather a bit better option but not much else on offer in the mid at the moment.

J.K

Thanks mate. Might even end up punting Lloyd if he isn't named this week. Warm bodies!

Finnius123

Get rid of Lloyd before Myers

Alex

EVW-Hibberd
Eddy-Lynch (this means I miss out on yeo, however I field 21 this week if I do this)

Or
EVW – Hibberd
Eddy – 489k defender

Thoughts and insert players to trad in

pod

Hibberd and Lynch are nice trades, forget Kade Simpson.

Patch

I'd go Kade over Lynch myself

Penquin

Pieman. Interesting story about Callum Brown and I hope your are right.
This is the true story of the 1990 brawl.
Gavin, or Rowdy as he was also known as was followed down to the emerging brawl by his opponent TD. As they approached the fracas, Dennis Banks kicked Keiran Sporn and Gavin saw Sporn hit so Gavin hit Sporn and then TD hit Gavin. TD got 10 weeks suspension because he got a better punch in? Gavin played on and did ok but didn't get suspended? Premeditation by TD. No way.

INPieman

Certainly was quite a brawl. Woukd have cost 1 mil in fines in this day & age

Russty_

Those were the biffo days for sure, I remember as a kid , someone would get king hit every week…and the crowd would cheer loudly…times have changed 🙂

Moustachio

Brown hardly an aggro player, hard to tell what went on in the chaos but I doubt he struck anyone who had just already been struck by his team mate. Maybe you meant it the other way around?

Looked to me like bombers started the fight and were pretty keen to take down Brown. Might be a bit one eyed tho ofc =p

Chubby McChubby

Why is everyone scared of Kreuzer

INPieman

History

pod

I'm not scared.

FCAbel

I'm scared

Rick Grimes

It's such a crazy season. Witts still in my team and performing well. Hardly anyone to trade him to if I were so inclined. Makes you realise how spolit we've been.

Dee

History… but very bloody tempting!

randomcliche

Viable second ruck from a team that historically done it. He's held together with less paper mache' than Witt's hands. Presence of buns. Enough?

Moustachio

He bloody shit.

tl4

thoughts on ainsworth? expensive rookie option but considering him as a possible keeper along with greenwood in the F7/M9 roles

INPieman

Id wait for one of Brown Beech or Cox. All 80K cheaper & have DPP also

Top Gun

Too expensive and often not getting a game.

Alex

Kade simpson

Patch

Would be a very handy trade in this week

Rick Grimes

Think he needed that rest. Should be a consistent 100+ from here out. *Touches wood*

Dee

would he finish top 6 DEF? hmmm…

Defying_Madness

I don't have him in the top 10 defenders

Derek

I have one spot to fill in my defence, has been reserved for Docherty.

Lloyd will be another $35k cheaper next week. I'm starting to think………… no I must be strong!

Lloyd is DPP!

The Ranger

Pay the price Derek!

pod

Get Doch Derek, you know you want him.

Derek

I was waiting for someone to say that.

Patch

You need Doch the Lock Derek.

FCAbel

Doc first. Could consider Lloyd in to form a d6. Alternatively sideways downgrade to Lloyd

Rick Grimes

Has to be Doc. Yes the Japanese make some lovely sports cars, but there's nothing like owning a Ferrari.

Holty

I think its simple Derek. 'Would you like to come up against someone in finals with Doch and you not?'
Get him in.

Moustachio

I've done a sideways on Tuohy to Doc, and will get Lloyd in R14 to finish team. Effectively could consider that a sideways of Tuohy to Lloyd, makes a little cash and gives say +10 ppr.

Rivo

Repost – When you hit that trade button this morning and can't reverse it. Hope this works out…

Sandi, Stewart, EVW to..
T.Lynch (GC), Hibberd (Melb) & Ryan.

Patch

Nice, Rivo. Like it

LEKD0G

Any article with a Smash Mouth sing-along is a 10/10, well done son

Moustachio

There could only be about 2 of those articles =p

Stupid Coach

Love your work Patch. I don't have The BONT or Harbrow (almost brought him a few weeks ago). However, I do have Roo so feel a little of your pain. Do we know when he will back? I would love to keep him but if he out long term I was going to trade him to Lynch (GC) this week. Unfortunately, don't have the cash to upgrade Parsons. Should I still make the trade this week?

INPieman

The bloke that won SuperCoach last year has NRoo to thank. Likely to be back shortly. I'd hold him. But if your struggling for 18 this week perhaps a more to Lynch can be justified

James

Taranto – Cousins & Otten – Docherty (Leaving 205k)
Taranto – Cousings & Otten – Hibberd (Leaving 329k)
M/Bank – Scharenberg & Otten – Hibberd (Leaving 264k)
M/Bank – Scharenberg & Otten – Dock (Leaving 140k)
Which option?
What are people's thoughts on Ainsworth, worth a look in this week, if named next week, will be a handy Rd13.

LoganJosh7

hang onto Taranto for one more week. so probably option 4 is best.

actually nah go whatever you want. I have no idea

LoganJosh7

if it helps iv gone the double downgrade this week and going the double upgrade next 🙂

jdgrainger

Next week I can afford to turn taranto and roughead into franklin and n.riewoldt. That will make my side full premo, is riewoldt reliable enough to hold down my F6? Or should I wait for some more $$$. Something like 6-7 games at etihad for St.Kilda on the run home.

KrazeeEyezK1lla

wouldn't get on roo tbh.

jdgrainger

I had my sights set on turning roughead to him from round 1, only gonna cost me 20-30k next week. Im weary of his body but his too good to be that cheap

KrazeeEyezK1lla

the bung knee turns me off big time. obviously a good player/supercoach scorer, but he's not fit, and age isn't on his side.

jdgrainger

Apparently he could have played this week, richo just wants him to be cherry ripe for next week.

Patch

Roo not named this week – if you are set on him (which as an owner I don't recommend), don't trade him in this week

lazza

Forget Riewoldt … he wont end up in the Top 6.
His 3Rd average is 72. His 5Rd average is 81. His average since his 1 big score in R2 is only 84.
Since R2 his scoring, price and knee have been going down hill.

If you must have him wait for a couple of rounds after he returns … he will be cheaper.

SF4

Too risky

Dylan

Is it worth trading Parsons to Ainsworth (late in today) who has break even of -25 and is set to go up 40k?

Holty

I have been considering the same. I thought his first 2 games were very solid and then not to be seen again until now.
Does anyone know if he was injured?

David C

Yes he was injured not dropped.

SF4

Bit too pricey. Shaky JS.

Holty

This is true but he seems to be the only downgrade option without the R13 bye. I think there will be a few out there who will be considering just to prevent a donut

Browncow

Has been promoted after 19 touches when Fiorini and a few other had over 30. Seems he has Rocket's love. Tempting for round 13.

FCAbel

I like it. Thanks for heads up. I missed his inclusion. Nice to have a non round 13 bye downgrade option. Might be worth the extra. Only 35k more than scharenberg

wightyswarriors

anyone getting a bizzare error message when trying to access coach kings team for tonoght ?

Tttt

Thoughts on going Sandi to doch?
This puts nank into the ruck and allows me to pick up macrae next week

KrazeeEyezK1lla

sounds like a good plan to me. go for it!

wightyswarriors

i need to make a change and cant

SF4

You can't reverse trades after the first game of the round.

Cliffy

Haven't made my upgrades yet, tossing and turning on which of these combos to go with:

Team is (before trades, and have $386,900 and 16 trades left):

DEF: Laird, Shaw, Simpson, Hibberd, Otten, Scharenberg (Stewart, Hibberd)
MID: TMitchell, Adams, Fyfe, Treloar, JPK, Beams, SPP, Barrett (Danger, Fisher, Bolton)
RUCK: Martin, Nank (Sandi)
'FWD: Yeo, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Heeney, Greenwood, Parsons (Eddy, Strandica)

Option 1

Otten – Doc
Sandi – Lynch (GCS, via Strandica DPP)

leaves $198,000 and 14 trades left

Option 2

Otten – Doc
Sandi – Rocky

leaves $40,000 and 14 trades left

Thoughts?

Cliffy

I even thought of doing Otten – Cousins at one point for a huge cash grab, but Otten's price point is high enough to do a straight upgrade instead.

redherringfc

Option 2.

But are you putting Nank/Ryder in the ruck? You probably won't want him there for the rest of the season.

Cliffy

Hey redherringfc thanks for the reply.

Yeah I'm going to return to that issue later down the track in the season, Nank hasn't been horrible of late but you're right in that it's worth looking at later on in the season. Bigger fish to fry first.

Cliffy

Another thing I wanted to ask too, since Barrett plays earlier than Fisher this week in terms of their games, does EMG loopholing still work while best 18 scores rule is in effect?

Like let's say Barrett has another solid week against Freo and gets 80-90 odd which puts him in the frame for my best 18 scores for the round, is it as simple as me putting Danger on the field and when he locks out once the final match of the round starts, I'll get Barrett's score baring that his score still lies in my best 18?

Hope that all makes sense, apologies if it doesn't. 😛

Tim

Believe so.

Patch

Loopholes still work, yes

Nick

Hey guys
Already have Adams, Doch, Laird, Lloyd, Marchbank and Newman in backline.
Should I trade in either Hibberd or Roberton this week?
If so, which one?
Cheers!

BomberSi

I am thinking of going Barrett to Rocky. Can anyone talk me out of it? Figure Barrett score will be impacted by Rocky return and Rocky is add cheap as well will see him for a while. Injury risk but brings me closer to full premo.

KrazeeEyezK1lla

go all out for the rock

Holty

Only thing im concerned with Rocky is how is his shoulder? If it is slightly sore it will hinder his tackling and we all know how he scores well from this.
I agree he is a great pick but would wait a week just to see how he goes this weekend

Patch

As much as I love a #yolo, Holty makes a very valid point – we should trust Rockliff as far as we xan throw him.

However if you want to bring him in this week I wouldn't fault you

Rick Grimes

As long as you understand the risk, there's nothing to stop you. Chuck the vc or c on him, I feel he's going huge this week.

dave

I'm lucky enough this round to field 9 players in the midfield.
How does the E work during a bye?
Does the best 18 have to be on the ground to count?
For example if I put the E on cousins in the mids he scores a 70 can I then put Selwood on the ground to get cousins score?

Rooster XXX

Yep so long as Cousins score ultimately ends up in your best 18 scores across all positions for the round his score will go towards your weekly total….

Patch

As I understand it you need players on the ground to score. If you have an E on them and a donut onfield, it will still count. However, if you've got 8 onfield in the mids and the E on Cousins, you don't get his score

INPieman

Spot on Patch

Holty

Does anyone know if Ainsworth was injured early in the season or just dropped? He seemed to be a solid player early in the season.

Burns.

He was injured

Holty

Thanks Burnsy

Kyle

Went sandi to macrae by swinging nank into ruck. Was him or the bont. Glad i made the right choice there

Patch

Good call!

Finnius123

Captain Zorko, Zerrett or Docherty?

BrownlowBoy

Zorko

Rick Grimes

One of the Zs, imo. Doc is consistent around the 110 but hasn't blasted any biggies….yet.

Finnius123

He got a 150 in rd 6 – That is higher than the other two…

Rick Grimes

Tis true, just recall him going big regularly. Doc wouldn't be the worst c.

Kyle

Would be avoiding the c on zorko mate. BLets not forget that the sc pig is back. Rocky will be stealing some of zorkos points i think.

Imo zerrett is the best option of the 3.

Patch

Zachy boy Merrett

Jim

Taranto to Cousins, meaning Greenwood plays on field for a few weeks post bye, and was going to sell Taranto next week anyway so the price rise of Cousins will be greater. Keeps bye structure in tact also. Thoughts?

Rick Grimes

Greenwood is fine at F6 for a couple more weeks.

Will

Hey community, should I buy Greene this week or heeney/Macrae next round?

Will

If I don't buy Greene I will lose league and ranking will drop*

Relton

Im in the exact same boat!! Im gonna make the call on sundy dependin on how my players tonight and saturday go. I prefer to get heeney but if my scores flopping ill cut butler and get greene!!

Will

Decisions!! Ahaha

Patch

I've never been a Greene fan and would personally wait for that reason, but I'm baised as balls. Objectively Greene is a solid selection

Will

Thanks Patch

Top hawk

Had the VC on Hanners last night but his 101 doesn't cut the mustard. I am tossing up between these three as my C this round:

* Tom Mitchell
* Adam Treloar
* Sam Docherty
* Patrick Ryder

Who should I go with and why?

Top hawk

I meant 4

Eskimo

Possies will be with mitch and teloar id go mitch

Derek

i havn't done it before, but i'm going to give TMitch a run as C

Tyruddanaut

Can't deny the consistency of Titch. Ryder is a great player but not great at supercoach
Doch might also be alright.
Melbourne do a tough job on Midfielders SC scores so Treloar might only get 100ish

Titch for me. If you'd prefer Doch is also good

redherringfc

If you are chasing massive points i'd go Mitchell, but for a lock in 120-130 i'd back Docherty. Treloar and Ryder – too much chance of getting 80.

TOPHAWK1

The consensus is overwhelming. Titch gets a crack at Captain in the absence of Dangermouse this week. Go big my friend!

Imgonnalose

Is scharenberg worth getting in if I'm getting rid of Myers?

John

Who to captain out of:

-Treloar
-Adams
-Docherty
-Laird

Eskimo

When in doubt highest possessions so treloar id think.

Patch

Can't fault that logic

Tyruddanaut

Did you hear Higgins stats on Mids against Melbourne. The lowest SC scores in the comp!

whatyasmokin

Makes sense as Melbourne have a very strong midfield and a great tagger in Vince. If Gawn hadn't of gone down they could've been top 4, at least top 8 I reckon.

redherringfc

There is a reason why Docherty is priced higher than the other 3.

James

Is Eddy to Ainsworth worth the risk?

whatyasmokin

No, too expensive.

whatyasmokin

Although he was scoring ok before he got injured. Worth consideration but personally won't touch him.

Moustachio

Ain't worth

Kyle

My forwards are now completed. Would love to hear the communities thoughts on how it looks.

JJK franklin dahl macrae nank and lynch (gold coast). Was so tempted to bring in yeo a few times this year but just couldnt bring myself to doing it. Might have been the wrong choice but oh well

skdo

You can swing nank into the ruck during the season and switch a ruck for yeo in the future 🙂

Kyle

Rucks are mummy and stef martin 🙂

Defying_Madness

Gonna need to give Martin the chop soon

Kyle

Im gonna wait it out and hope that archie the muppet will get dropped. Only have 11 trades remaining and 2 more upgrades so gonna have to be careful

Keenbutclueless

I will have the same after Macrae comes in next week. Same half-regret with Yeo. Thought about Heeney instead of Franklin, but someone on this site made a good point about the lingering effects of glandular fever and how it might see him need to be managed a bit later on. He was great last night, but that head to head will keep me intrigued for the rest of the season.

Kyle

Another one i thought of was heeney. Ultimately tho the glandular fever is what made me stay away aswell.

redherringfc

It looks different to mine and i've finished my forward line with no yeo here either.

I'd do a straight swap with you, but do you want Pedersen, Steele and Ryder? (You'd probably take Heeney for lynch after last night)

Russty_

Glad to hear someone else has Pederson in their Fwd line haha..stay away Spencer! 🙂

redherringfc

He's been outstanding for the reason we got him in. Hope he keeps it up when the real rucks are back.

Russty_

Me too bud, I reckon he's a quality player, rucks and can mark it and kick goals…go Peddo!

Moustachio

Same for mine but Yeo comig in next week, no JJK

skdo

Does anyone know a site that shows a players injury history and what they injured thanks

Russty_

Don't know any off hand but maybe try Google?

skdo

Thanks

Moustachio

Search player name and "afl player ratings"… Comes up with link to inside football site which is bloody useful with one line summaries of performance, injury and even includes vfl games.