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Round 13 Supercoach Panic Room

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I’M GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP.

There’s only one way Nathaniel Fyfe will turn his form around in 2018, and that’s if some poor bastard takes one for the team trades him out.

I look out at you all, bright eyed and bushy tailed, still with spring in your step and hope glinting in your eyes. I can see the corner of your lips creeping up, relishing the calculations, who to bring in and when to cull the few remaining cows.

All of that is gone for me. Worn down by wave after wave of injury, suspension, poor rookie selections and even worse premium ones (I’ll never live down trading Tex Walker in at 480k and then Jarrod Hardbrow for bye support).

My season will die so yours can live – for at 7.40pm on Thursday night, when teams are finally locked out – SuperCoach HQ will send that fateful text to Nathaniel Fyfe: “Patch has traded you out – start tearing the competition to shreds.”

And you know who I traded him for? Scott. Bloody. Selwood.

THE NEWS

Literally every player in Supercoach has the bye this week. Some of us down to 13 players, and with guys like JJK, Harbrow and Ed Vickers-Willis missing. When it rain, it pours, and it’s well and truly raining for some this week.

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Jack Steele has been dropped by the Saints, in the big news of the round. I have to say I’m puzzled, and feel there must be more to this story than what’s floating around. Nick Riewoldt is back, however, which is provided much-needed relief to my flailing side. Still no Nathan Freeman, either. For any poor sod still holding onto Declan Mountford, he’s rewarded you – he is back for the injured Ed Vickers-Willis, who is out for 6-8 weeks and will need to be traded. For the love of god, however, do not bring Mountford in if you need a downgrade option. Former rookies Dan Houston and Sam Petrovski-Seton are back this week, but I mean if you’ve got them, you’ve probably forgotten to check your team for a few weeks.

There are also rumours swirling from the Herald Sun that Dustin Martin is in some doubt for the weekend’s game against Sydney, but I’m not sold on that news. Jake Carlisle is in more serious doubt for the Saints, with some suggesting father-son rookie Bailey Rice may debut. He’s a 123k defender who had glandular fever and a broken finger interrupting his 2017.

JOCK REVEALS SOME SECRETS TO POST-BYE SUCCESS HERE

THE PATCH UP

The question of the week is surrounding the trading of Nathaniel Fyfe. I’m going to get it a million times in the comments, so I’m going to answer it here: Should we trade Fyfe? No. No we should absolutely not. “But Patch, you traded him! Why can’t we?” I hear you ask. First off, following my lead this season is a bad idea. I have hardly made a good trade this year. Because of this, my rank is appalling, so I traded Fyfe out intending to set up several shark moves in the coming weeks. Safe to say due to Scooter Selwood’s injury, this plan has gone very tits-up, but nonetheless, I was making a low percentage play as a last roll of the dice. Trading Fyfe is not a safe move. The fact Freo have revealed he’s battling rib problems indicated Fyfe is likely over the issue – announcing it will only lead to players elbowing him in the ribs more. So between that and his bye, Fyfe will return to form. Maybe not the form of 2015, but something resembling form. I took a gamble that he won’t, despite me suspecting he will. So my advice is to hold, but I’m not going to tut-tut if you move him on.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Last week’s plan was to pick a side – in this case, Collingwood – and hope they ran over the top of their opponents. Instead, we saw a 4-point margin tearing my plan to shreds. However, the winning side Popette had a 6-3 split of Collingwood to Melbourne players, so maybe I had the right idea, just the wrong players.

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Higgo was talking about the contrarian strategy in his marvellous article yesterday, and I’ve tried to apply some of that to my selections for this week. I think it’ll be a close contest, and while I reckon Melbourne will get up, I’m not going to stack my side one way or the other.

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I’m hoping enough of these gentlemen provide a nice point of difference to roost me up the rankings, while I’m taking a punt Jake Stringer will have a big game at value price – he’ll be a popular pick, but if he goes big and I miss out, I’m no hope. Ditto Nath Jones, who’s been a standout performer over the past month and is this match’s Dangerfield – you can’t not have him.

ENTER THIS WEEK’S FREE JR DRAFTSTARS ACADEMY HERE – TOP 35 SHARE IN $500

Jock Reynolds Draftstars Academy Dogs v Demons

EVERYTHING’S DIGGING UP MILHOUSE

Pretty much all the relevant rookies this week are having their bye, which hurts us.

Everything’s coming up Milhouse

-55 – Luke Ryan
-45 – Jono Beech
-13 – Declan Mountford
-9 Scott Selwood
-8 – David Cunningham
-2 – Jake Spencer
1 – Hugh Greenwood
3 – Matt Scharenberg
3 – James Stewart
4 – Shai Bolton
5 – Ben Ainsworth
9 – Brennan Cox
11 – Tom Stewart

In the same vein, there aren’t a huge amount of high breakevens this week to keep an eye on, but the obvious one to watch here is Jake Lloyd. If we see a score under 80, we’ll see Lloyd under 400k, which is very, very tasty.

DIG UP, STUPID

162 – Jake Lloyd
147 – Paddy Cripps
145 – Tom McDonald
142 – Marc Murphy
138 – Dan Hannebury
136 – Jason Johannisen
133 – Alex Rance

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Hopefully everyone had the VC on Paddy Dangerfield last night and have taken his 140 points right to the bank. If you didn’t, I’m not sure how you’ve buggered that one up. Especially as we’ve got so few options for the rest of the round. The Bont has been in shocking form, but is still predicted to hit 112, which he did last time he played the Dees. However, his record against them isn’t great.

I feel like we haven’t seen enough form from Josh P. Kennedy to back him in as captain this week, even though his stats against Richmond are very good historically. I’d look to the Bald Genius Gary Ablett if you have him, and Matty Kreuzer or Sam Docherty if you need a sneaky POD.

I pray you all have a better weekend than I know I’ll have, but that bar is so low it might as well be hoping you have your worst Supercoach weekend of the year – so have a great weekend and let’s send these f^@&ing byes off with a bang!

See you in the comments, community!

Twitter : @PatchToTheMax

 


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ProTravo

As much as I have hated dealing with and planning for the bye rounds, thanks to the information from this glorious community I'm now sitting just outside the top 1000 and looking good for the run home.

Patch

You beauty Pro! Go get em, son!

INPieman

I think my Scooter crashed

hedski

Hoping like hell he will be my 19th man Pie.

INPieman

Yeah. Thank god I've got Parsons

hedski

Ha ha, wouldn't say that to often!
Chopped the Parsnip for Lynch last week.

INPieman

My young bloke also chopped parsnip for lynch last week. He was happy with the ton

Liam

I'm playing you in Trig's league Pie, was happy to see Scooter go down from a SC perspective. Maybe I'm half a chance against you if things go my way.

INPieman

The timing was far from ideal Liam. It's hurt me in most leagues! I thought everyone had scooter. Not the case

Sana

The gods dangled carrot…many had a nibble

Pete

if it makes you feel any better patch , I forgot to put danger n Stewart on the field this week n what's worse , I forgot to set an emergency , DOH …

Rick Grimes

Oh lordy lordy. That would hurt like a hard kick to the balls.

Patch

Oh dear. This is bad. This is quite very not good.

But it does make me feel better, yes 😛

JRod

Your not the only one Pete. I did the same thing.
My only saving grace is its a league comp and I am 6 scoring players up before trades.

CoachDamo

Disappointing to see Scott Selwood go down with an injury…I'm looking forward to the various versions of "I told you so!" that will appear today!

INPieman

The keyboard warriors will be out in force today

Rick Grimes

To be fair, there was a bit of smugness from Scooter owners after his third ton. But I'm not one to kick a man when he's down. Besides, we all have a few trade skeletons I'm out closet by now.

CoachDamo

One can never be smug in Supercoach. Too many unknowns. No one can predict what a player will do. Fyfe could average 85 for the rest of the season, or a good rest could see him averaging 115 for the rest of the year, who knows!

Patch

I can no longer shut that particular closet

Keebored Wazza

For a $280k rook I cant complain . I've picked worse who made no cash, didn't score or hardly played. May get a $100k cash grab from him + 3 x 100 pts. Thats is he doesn't get up and about in a couple of weeks. If he comes back even better.

smart as s

u didnt get 3 x 100 with scooter, come on

smart as s

i hope he comes back next week and save you all a trade 🙂

Whatyasmokin

There is no way you bought in Scooter before he played a round. You probably got 145 points over two weeks, and wasted a trade, possibly two if you have to move him on. Why try to convince yourself it was a good move? Shit happens.

redherringfc

"minor hamstring" any guesses (or news)? He's staying in my team at M9 unless he isn't playing first sc finals round.

Russty_

We might not know how bad it is until Monday unfortunately Herring

Brian

haha told you so, you wasted 2 trades dont forget.

Russty_

Ok, thanks for that Brian, I'll try not to forget, almost did..but then you posted.

Daniel Z

Hey Brian, please post your trades for the year so we can see if you've wasted any. Muppet.

BrownlowBoy

Thoughts on Joel Selwood incident? Weeks or not?

ProTravo

I think it deserves one, but considering it's not something we usually see who knows what the MRP will come up with.

CoachDamo

Interesting one – it will come down to intent. From one angle it looks accidental but from another more deliberate. My guess is that he'll get off – they'll argue it was high in the back and minor, low impact contact to the head and he'll get a fine.

INPieman

Can't find any decent vision of it. And I'm not sure if it was Jelwood or Mitchell that got reported. Varying stories floating around

SC_Kev7

The only vision I've seen looks as if Jelwood tripped over his feet and landed with an elbow in the back of Mitchell's head. Is that it?

INPieman

That's what I saw to Kev. Also read reports Mitchell was the one that was reported for striking Selwood. It's confusing

hedski

Just seen new footage from behind the goals, probably makes it more confusing, looks like he tripped, not much in it.

Dice

Surely he'll get off Charles, he's in my side and i'm low on trades. He was hunting Mitchell for a big tackle but Mitchell went to ground, Selwood had nowhere to go.
Although…..I'm sure he got a cheeky one away – he's a clever prick

Derek

Just had a look at the vision. My guess is Joel is ok, it is SMitch who might have a problem with a swinging arm

Young_Guns

Smitch will get a fine wasn't the antagonist….jelwood 1-2 and has history.

Patch

From the limited vision they had of it last night, it looked like he tripped, but good grief did he trip in the most inopportune (or oppotune) place to smack him right in the back of the noggin. Reckon it may be one, but I hope it isn't. Hard to tell without more footage

JohndJames

I didn't like what I saw,he needs to get at least a week for that,even if he did trip as some are saying,it was very crude to use an elbow to the head for his landing.

BrownlowBoy

To be fair, Joel would have braced himself. Split second decision to stick his forearm up to protect himself.

No one

When I fall to the ground I put my hands out to break the fall rather than an elbow.

Russty_

I always use someone's head when I trip over, with my elbow, normal behaviour lol

TOPHAWK1

Regardless of whether he tripped, fact that the impact was made with his elbow is not a good look. If he tripped, normally you would use your hands to break the fall. That fact the elbow was used to break the fall will likely mean he will miss 1-2 weeks.

David

It's very hard to argu that some as skillful as Selwood accidentally drove Mitchells head through to China with his elbow. SMitch came up spitting teeth.

Cr0magn0n

Clearly he tripped, so the issue of intent won't be a problem for Selwood. I don't think they can suspend him for that.

Randomcliche2

We're not talking about the trip but the intent to send sMitchell to sleep, enjoy the week off. Perhaps only Priddis and perhaps Yeo owners should mildly care if sMitchell is out.

Cr0magn0n

So, you are of the opinion that in the nanosecond after Selwood tripped and before he landed Selwood formed the intent to injure Mitchell? I'd say (and am certain he will also say) that he simply broke his fall at speed.

Experiment, go and run down the street as fast as you can and trip yourself over and try to defeat your instinct to break your fall. I bet you can't do it!

Randomcliche2

Yep, just tested it 10 times. Not once did I try to break my fall with my elbow leading into the ground, stuck my hands out instead. Here is the video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQhVzemLck
Cheers

Cr0magn0n

I rest may case! My client is a free man! And you sir, are accident prone if that is your home video!! Don't leave the house without a stack-hat!! ; )

Bock Choy

So much said on the form of Fyfe but for me, Heath Shaw has been a much greater fail this year. Of my premo's, he's the first one in the cross-hairs.

CoachDamo

Me too Bock Choy. Just before Round 1 lockout it was Shaw or Adams, Shaw or Adams…I went Shaw. Never again.

HarryO

I agree bock. Im holding both but fyfe can come good after a rest and sandi back in the side. Unfortunately for shaw williams isnt going anywhere and still defenders to come back to make it worse. If u havent got lloyd he's a nice option i feel.

Patch

Very good point, Bock. One of the few dumpster fires I've managed to avoid this year. Would absoluely be looking to upgrade him once you've hit full premo

HarryO

what to do with Steele & butler community?? Could double them up to heeney and macrae But is steele just a 1 week wake up call or will it be longer… if i hold he could be an M6 and save a trade is all. Need the communitys advice

HarryO

F6 * apologies

SC_Kev7

Agree with Patch, there's more to this story than meets the eye I reckon. It's been well reported his TOG% is pretty low. Carrying an injury maybe?

HarryO

I thought the same kev. But then he was named emergency… surely they wouldnt if he was injured? If Carlisle doesnt get up in time i feel they may bring steele in.

Patch

Don't feel it's an injury keeping him out, form or attitude or refusal to go with game plans or something like that. Reckon it's a wake-up call, but Richo is from the Bevo school of hard knock wake up calls and we could see Steele gone for two. I'd trade him, for what it's worth. Can't see him being a good enough F6 to warrant holding

CoachDamo

My plan was to get rid of Steele today (for Buddy or Lunch). However, with Scooter now injured and potentially needing to trade him, I'm thinking Steele might be a hold for this week at least.

Rick Grimes

Wait til final teams named. He's still an emergency. Newman, any one!! I'm still not sure I'll sell him at all. Might be back next week fired up as all f..

INPieman

Hold Steele until final teams / late changes. Carlisle is only 50/50 to play. If he doesn't that may not be good news for Roberton owners & Steele may a reprieve

Cogla13

I think Bailey Rice will come in if Carlisle is out.

Whatyasmokin

Awesome trade ins.

Big G

I hold on to that Declan fellow from North for 12 rounds and then finally trade him out and guess what..?

INPieman

Would you like to join the I hate Brad Scott fan club too?

ProTravo

Wonder if it has as many members as the I hate Ross Lyon fan club…

Randomcliche2

I'm only a paid supporter of the I hate Brad Scott club.

No one

Thanks for trading him Big G, I've still got him. Brad sent me an apology email this morning apologizing for not playing him earlier but advised that his hands were tied until you made that trade.

FizzEm

Anybody else hoping boomer plays tonight v saints? Sneaks out in a fake moustache, fake tan, #92 and nobody would be wiser. Could have 40+ and 3 goals. Wouldn't be the craziest thing brad scotts done.

FLubber

Sandilands –> Goldy or hold on for the trade and use it elsewhere?

kanetrain10

Hold on and wait for Gawn's price to drop if you can

Patch

Hold if you can, Flubber

Bakesy

Nick Riewoldt worth a look now hes back?

INPieman

The last 3 he has played were sub 80. And he's not durable

Patch

Had him all season and it's a no from me. Has aged me by about 5 years

JohndJames

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no,not worth it,better players out there.

Russty_

Shall I take that as a no John? 🙂

JohndJames

Yes

Choice

Remember that 200 final game….

kanetrain10

What are people's thoughts on the maximum amount of players from one team in your supercoach side? I have L. Parker and Hannebery and i'm thinking of adding J. Lloyd or Hibberd for Otten for D6. Is 3 players from the one team too much? I like Lloyd as an SC option moreso than Hibberd but just weary of having too many Swans

KrazeeEyezK1lla

I have Zak Jones, Nic Newman, Jake Lloyd, JPK, Heeney and Buddy. also had Melican until this week.

Jones and Newman on the way out soon, but will hold onto the other 4. if they all score well often, no harm in it whatsoever. plus with a team like the swans, who want to come home strong, expect some good performances from those players

Derek

Everything has to go right for the swans. A loss and they might pack up for the year.

I'm backing them to have a fair crack at finals this year. Have JPK, Hanners, Buddy and Lloyd next week. Seriously considering Heeney as well

Patch

If they're all scoring I don't mind it Kane. Certainly having 4 is no issue, when you start getting towards 6 or 7 is when issues can arise in big losses.

Now byes are over, I'd just look at each pick individually and not worry too much about what team they're playing for

Top Gun

Comes down to the success of the team and also whether they like to pass the ball around a lot eg doggies.

Bock Choy

I've always worked on 4 as the most from any team but their is no real science to this, just wish to avoid concentration risk. It's obviously a problem through the bye rounds; it can also be a problem if the whole team has a stinker.

Daniel Z

I think the only significant issue is for byes. Once those are sorted, a good player will get a good score regardless of who else is on his team. I would have to crunch a lot of numbers but my sense is that the second tier of players (the guys that typically average 70-90) suffer more from having a few guns in their team.

Randomcliche

If ya have 4 mids or two rucks or 2 forwards or 2 defenders (where they actually play, not sc pos) then you've probably gone to heavy. But a combo of a ruck a forward a defender and 3 mids is feasible, byes excepted.

Richie Porte

I need 2 more premo forwards. Which 2 out of Lynch, Yeo and Dahlhaus. Will bring in either Lynch or Dahl this week for the big Rough. Is Yeo worth spending the extra coin or stick with the other 2.

Big G

Yeo looked really good last night.

Derek

My cognitive bias prevented me from getting Yeo this year, pity. He is good and was very good last night.

Patch

I've had the same issue, Derek. Nearly brough him in and stupidly went Scooter instead to make cash #regrets

Think Yeo is the real deal, Richie, and of those two I'd take Dahl – just.

The Ranger

He burnt the bejesus out of me last year but I finally bought in Yeo this week after first carefully smothering myself in a 25g tube of Mundicare Burnaid Gel (only $6.99 from Chemist Warehouse).
Stand back and watch as he starts furiously spudding up from here on in…

Richie Porte

Thanks mate

Swans2012

I've got the same problem Derek…..

Bock Choy

I brought Yeo and Rockliff in for Roughead and Caddy in round 5 – best trade I've done this year. (then swapped Rocky out for Danger ($560k) in round 9).

Richie Porte

I had Yeo last year. I find it hard to bring him in. You watch next year O'Meara will come good just to spite us

Skinny McThin

I once ate a quince. I agree that this is a dumb comment Ritchie, so was yours.

Richie Porte

Cool story Skin Dog

JohndJames

Brought in Yeo in round 8 for Houston,very happy owner,also had Dahlhaus from the start.

Big G

How useless is Parsons?

INPieman

Makes you appreciate just how shit Pickett is

Patch

On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say he's about a 12

Rick Grimes

The Cats could literally have done no worse had they played a cardboard cut out of him instead. Consigning him to the dunny last week was one of my most enjoyable experiences this season.

Off The Bench

That sprayed set shot at goal was horrendous….

BrownlowBoy

He is as useless as a knitted condom.

Randomcliche

Don't think his elbow has ever been the same since hodge headbutted it.

Paul

Question for the community – how important is $30k this year? Have done the sums and is it worth delaying a trade (SPP to Lloyd) if it means saving 30k (going SPP to Lloyd and Stewart to Ryan), trading SPP this week, doing the Stewart trade and then making a mid upgrade as well?

I'm thinking of pulling the trigger regardless this week so that I can fast-track getting full premium.

Patch

Depends on how many trades you've got left – I'd lean towards saving the trade and waiting another week, but if you've done the sums and looked at your side lock in in

Paul

Have got 15 trades before trading this week so I'm pretty well placed.

Patch

You're fine to pull the trigger on two trades with 15 left!

smart as s

was onto lloyd all week, decided to wait a week now, the cash might help later in the season.

Paul

Think I'll pull the trigger, if Lloyd hits his average he will only drop 20k so I'm prepared to wear that, especially given I can trade in any mid in the game next week, so can potentially make a saving there if values drop across this round.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Geez you make me laugh patch.

Can you add a new segment to the patch up called:

Patch's Poison?
Players to avoid as I have traded them into the potatoes. 🙂

Harbrow and now fyfe to scooter! Double Barrell .
You are obviously not Irish as stuff all luck.

you know that iceberg I've been talking about well you have rammed head long into it, the old boat has been scuttled and you are taking in water (cue titanic music) not even Leonardo can save you.
May as well cling to that bit of debris though knowing your luck instead of a shark move likely to be eaten by a shark.

Can u do me a favour?
Don't bring in maccrae as he is joining my team this week.

Too funny.

Patch

Players I've ruined the form lines of:
Bont
Tex Walker
Harbrow
NRoo
Scooter
McEvoy

Love seeing you in the comments, Trigger – always good for a laugh, mate! (And at this point it's laughing or crying, and I know which one I'd rather be doing!)

The Ranger

Patch if you could see your way to bringing in Josh Kelly and Sam Docherty that would be much appreciated as i don't own either of them.
Thanks mate!

Nick

Hey community!
What to do between these two options:

OPT1 : Trade out Steele for Dusty
OPT2: Trade out Steele for JPK / Bont / Beams and save cash for a trade the following week
OPT 3: Bring Nank to ruck and trade out Sandi for Dusty / or any boys above (using DPP)
OPT 4: Trade out WHE for Bont / Beams / JPK (using DPP)

Cheers in advance!

Nick

Sorry, meant four options!! 😐

Patch

Hey Nick!

That is a toughie – I assume you can only pull the one trade? As much as I advocate trading Steele, in that case option 4 (probably to Bont) would be the move I'd pull – chance Steele is back next week and you can move then. I do like the sound of Steele to Dusty, mind you, but probably better to cull WHE and reasses Steele next week

Nick

Cheers Patch!
I can pull two trades but don't have anyone in mind to downgrade to?
Already have the likes of Cousins, Ryan, Greenwood.

Patch

If you've got cover, non-playing DPP rookies can almost start coming into the equation, but probably just leave it at one for now

TBone

Hey guys, I'm in a do or die game this weekend so every point counts. Should I trade Sandi to Stef Martin? Trade Sandi to Heeney via Nank? Or hold Sandi, take the donut and likely not take the win? Cheers guys

Derek

in a straight Martin or Heeney decision, i would go Steph

Rick Grimes

The Archie factor is always a concern. Heeney is a gun and has a high ceiling. I reckon in a do or die id roll the dice on him. He's probably joining my team for Steele.

TheGreatBozza

Taranto > Lynch or any other sub $500K FWD? I alreay have Macrae, Heeney, Dahl & Nank. t'll bring me to 17 on field.
I've got no other options to get to 18 unless I offload Sandi, Fyfe, Shaw or D.Cameron

Whatyasmokin

Taranto is done, and not playing. Trade away.

redherringfc

Buddy?

Rick Grimes

If you were going to take a punt on a midfield rookie getting an extended run later in the season, who you go? Wigg, Freeman? I need to downgrade and the cupboard is bare. I can field 18 regardless (I think).

Patch

If not for cover, we can almost think about downgrading to non-playing DPP rookies,but if you need them for cover I'm pretty stumped. Probably a question for Barron von Crow, but Jono Beech is looking like he played well enough to get a decent run at it… wouldn't touch Freeman with a barge pole given his injury history

INPieman

Whilst far from guaranteed Rick I can see Cal Brown getting some more games. I don't think we will be seeing Wells & Elliot anytime soon

Derek

Miles should get another game soon

I already have my non playing DPP. Had him from round 1

Patch

You've only got one? I've carried 5 all season!

Derek

thats why i'm running low on trades. decided not to carry dead wood this year except for Pickett

INPieman

Another to consider at 102k Mid / Fwd is Josh deluca Cardillo for Freo. Has been smashing the WAFL

Captain Risky

He's been my loophole player all year, but he's going OK, might even end up with a game soon 🙂

Not sure why I bothered with a loophole player though…. I seem to have loads of options every week 🙁

Cogla13

Yep never really understood people picking players that weren't going to get games. Always plenty of loop hole options.

Rick Grimes

Yea I looked at him. Great stats each week. Once Freo realise they are stuffed he might get a run. DPP and cheap as chips. SOLD.

hedski

Had him from day dot, won't mind if he gets a run now cos I got Sterndicka for Preuss a few weeks back.

smart as s

Scooter was a disaster in the waiting. learned it from swallow after his first two tons, always guns and rookies from that point. wouldnt have got him for 200k, but thats just my way.

INPieman

He's made just enough for me to be able to move him to a gun next week. Thank you for your services

Cogla13

Might be worth waiting and seeing how long he is out for, don't you think?

INPieman

No. For me it was the M8 express. I can downgrade Stewart next week & move him to anyone

Pman

Depending on how long he's out for I'll aim to keep him as traded him in with the view to be permanent M9 once full premo. If 3 weeks + then down to young Rowdy Jnr if he goes well in his 2nd game.

Slatsy

Had planned to hold Sandi through his injury/bye but given I'm only fielding 16 this week I'm contemplating

Myers to L.Ryan via DPP
Sandi to Bont
Nank into R2

14 trades left.

Prior to this trade i need 2 def + 1 mid for full premo (if you count sandi as premo ruck)

After i will still need 2 def + 1 fwd or ruck but I'll bank enough to straight swap t.stewart to j.lloyd next week

Do it or no?

Patch

I'd pull the trigger on that one, Slatsy.

Jordan

How many trades do u need after being full premium I will have about 6 or 7 is that enough?

INPieman

As many as possible but at least 6 if you can. Many will be much less

Patch

4 is the absolute minimum, but six is ideal

James

Zorko or JPK?

Patch

Love a bit of a POD, so Zork for mine

INPieman

Agree with Patch & go for the Magnificent

Tom

How far off is Balic from getting a game?

Nick

Who cares…if you are relying on Balic to play your team is in trouble!!

Tom

I asking because I'm contemplating trading him out for Bolton to make some cash

ProTravo

Dustin Martin may be a late out with back soreness.

Ja191

he better not be

ProTravo

I second that.
I'll be receiving my first donut of the year if he's out.

Pete

1st lol ' iv got 9 this week

INPieman

I'd be happy with that

Ja191

"left training but club says he'll play"

Rick Grimes

They'll always say that. Why give the opposition a heads up and time to change their plans.

BlueNath

7 News said the club says he is a definite starter

Don't Blush Baby

Do Newman owners see him as their D6 if he keeps averaging 85's ?

INPieman

I'm not convinced at all that it's worth trading him to Lloyd. In fact Newman has the higher ceiling. Might loop him with Ryan. I'd prefer to allocate the trades to get Gawn

Finnius123

I am keeping him

Russty_

I thought he was a keeper from 3 or 4 rounds back, but I needed to get Doch in so…someone had to go, he served me well though.

Rick Grimes

Same SCD. But Witts is a keeper at the moment. moment​. Actually getting better each week. And lots talking bout Newman being a keeper with an 85 average. Shaw at worst will eclipse that.

INPieman

Witts giving no reason to get rid of him. His Av keeps climbing. And the suns have a good run

Jack

Would I be mad for trading Fyfe if I'm going for league?

Whatyasmokin

Yep, it's too early to trade him.

Joshua

Hold off on Steele to Franklin if he is a late in?

INPieman

For sure. Might be a wake up call for him

James

Any suggestions for my team would be appreciated, I have $250k on the side, 14 trades and this is my team:

DEF: docherty, Laird, Adams, Shaw, Simpson, Newman EMG Stewart, Berry

MID: Danger, Selwood, Zorko, Treloar, JPK, Bont, Fyfe, SPP EMG Barrett, Lloyd, Cousins

RUCK: Grundy, Nank EMG English

FWD: Macrae, Franklin, Dahlhaus, Greenwood, Parsons, Bolton EMG Stewart, Strnadica

Cheers guys

Cogla13

Need to start working on that forward line, maybe get Heeney and later swing Nank forward and get Gawn.

James

for who though? Who would I trade out? I was considering just holding this week because most my rookies should rise in cash

Slatsy

Could go SPP to Lynch(GC) and swing Bolton onto mid bench

Nick

Not sure out of
A. WHE for Bont or JPK
B. Sandi for Dusty or Beams (or boys in A and extra cash)
C. Steele for Dusty or Beams (or boys in A and extra cash)

Burns.

Trade in Bont and JPK

wightyswarriors

fyfe to swood …betting im not alone. that comes after parfitt to durdin which I had to do on a friday night only for durdin late withdrawal ,,oh well,,,at least I get doch this week…sorry in advance to those who have him

INPieman

Many went Fyfe to Selwood. Unless your flush with trades I'm not sure how you dig your way out of that one. If he was M9 then hold him. If he was going to be M8 that's a problem. Probably only makes 20k this week & he wont make money again for a long time. Doch is in fine form & a great inclusion Wighty

Skinny McThin

What are the chances of a late out for the saints? Have they pulled one this year?

INPieman

I have heard Carlisle Weller & Roo are chance's to miss. I'm sure they all won't be later with drawls. But don't trade Jack Steele until final teams come out

Richie Porte

Depends if anyone ate some bad quince

Joshua

Heard on triple m that Roo could be a late out.

Ben

Surely Joel gets a fine no weeks

JohndJames

Elbow to the back of the head to a guy lying defenseless on the ground,that's worse than guys punching each other.should get two weeks,but probably only one since it's Selwood.

Cogla13

He tripped, good defence. Might get a fine but that's all. See you next week Joel.

No one

He'll duck out of the consequences.

hedski

Quack

Mark

Any news with Jy Simpkin?

Thoughts on Billings in for Simpkin in the FWD

B-rian

No

Daniel

Myers to Ryan to free up some cash for upgrades next week. Is it worth going a week early on Luke Ryan?

Mark

I'd hold a week

INPieman

Ross did praise him after the last game. But that doesn't mean anything. I think you should wait if you can

Wedge

If you want to do two upgrades next week then I would be doing that trade this week. If not then wait.

Don't Blush Baby

No changes for Saints,Macmillan out for Anderson for the Roos

INPieman

Hit the road Jack

Daniel

I have 7 Forwards playing this week, do I take Parsons 51 or roll the dice with Bolton?

jay

Bolton hasn't gone over 60 all year.

Russty_

All year = 3 games and he did get a 67 in his first game, other two games in the 40's though.

BlueNath

You had Parsons starting on your bench!? What were you thinking???

Randomcliche2

Clearly no mid fwd dpp. He's loopholing and chosen not to buy a dummy dpp.

Randomcliche2

Take parsons score. It starts with a 5. This is a horrible bunch of rookies.

redherringfc

To make 18 on field, do i go Mountford this week or take the donut and risk that Ross won't screw my plans and bring in Ryan a week early. I need to make a trade for the cash for Macrae. I think I have all leagues won carrying just 16 players anyway.

DuckDaDoh

Which forward to trade Steele to? Currently have Yeo, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Greene, Lynch and Nank in ruck.

Whatyasmokin

Buddy, Heeney?

FCAbel

Mountford or Ryan as a downgrade? Mountford will give me 19

Mark

Who should I trade into my FWD line
Money not a issue . I'm leaning towards Billlings

Thoughts??!

Russty_

Who's in you fwd line now Mark? Do you have Buddy or Heeney?

Mark

Nope don't have either of them

Is Billings a option

Russty_

Yeah but he's still quite up and down score-wise…a bit of a risky pick and probably not a top 6 fwd, which is what you want.

Mark

I'll take heeney

Russty_

MacRae and Dahlhaus are good options too.

INPieman

That's still a good trade IMO. Steele could be back next week. If so THANK BEER

redherringfc

Yeah it might pay off, but Steele or Ryder will end up on the bench and that's a lot of cash sitting on the bench. At least i have eddy to loophole.

CoachDamo

I'm thinking Steele to Lynch…

I was hoping Steele could be an F7 keeper, but really need a league win.

INPieman

I just pulled that trade. I don't like it but I need the warm body

waynesworld

Started the year with 4 ruckmen sandi witts nank and ryder with strna on the bench.
traded sandi a few weeks ago. Im worried about ryder scoring . Seems he gets a raw deal with his hitouts to adv in his stats
Been a lot of games this year were his 80s and 90s seem very low for the stats he puts out. Want to look at getting gawn in a few weeks
Plus maybe a martin goldie or mummy soon too. any advise on which one is the better? And are witts and ryder the right ones to trade out? Im all premo in def mids and fwds, think my rucks a bit weak.

Russty_

Yeah I'd trade out Ryder before Witts, and maybe wait a week or two for Gawn to come back.

JDP

Heeney or Buddy????

Thanks for thoughts

BlueNath

I like consistency, which is why I would lean towards Heeney. But Bud can go big and may just average slightly more than Heeney by years end.

Joshua

Pulled the trigger on Steele to Franklin after a coin flip between him or Heeney lol, hope it works out

Russty_

Good call Josh…I've had him from day 1, set and forget fwd.

Pman

As did I about 3 minutes before kick off. Could be an exciting ride with Buddy and hoping he has a day out against the Tigers at the G tomorrow in perfect conditions. The stage is set…

Walter

Glad i didnt get burnman scooter selwood or ryder, yeehaa

BlueNath

Yeah Walter. Same here!! All our trades have been flawless. And we now are ranked equal first over all the losers on here. We are awesome!!

Who am I kidding… I can admit I've made several flog mistakes. That's why I'm here! I need this community. How about you Walter?

Russty_

Haha

Russty_

Karma will get ya Walter…you have angered the SC Gods

Cogla13

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