Supercoach Rd 14 : Rookie Scout Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on


Finally, the bye week madness is over for another year!

Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and this is our weekly Supercoach Scout Report.

We’re in the home stretch now, we have just 6 more weeks to get our sides ready for the Supercoach Finals. That’s where we start to enter the difficult part of both upgrading our sides with their finishing touches, as well as conserve as many trades as possible for the inevitable issues that happen in the last couple of weeks of the year. But we’re not here to worry about SC Finals just yet, we’re here to take a look at what our rookies did over this shortened  Round 13.


West Coast VS Geelong

Nathan Vardy

RUC | SC Price: $366,000

Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 1 mark, 7 tackles, 31 hitouts, 125 SCPoints, 100 CKPoints

Tom Cole

DEF | SC Price: $217,900

Round 13 Stats: 8 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 50 SCPoints, 46 CKPoints

James Parsons

FWD | SC Price: $213,300

Round 13 Stats: 7 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 51 SCPoints, 45 CKPoints

Tom Stewart

DEF | SC Price: $326,300

Round 13 Stats: 17 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 74 SCPoints, 78 CKPoints

Nathan Vardy’s score of 125 SCPoints was an equal career high (scored the same against St Kilda in Round 18, 2013) and was just the 3rd triple digit score he’s had in his 37-game career.

Tom Cole played his first match of the year after playing a pair of AFL games around the same time last year. He was only averaging 13 disposals in the WAFL this year, so doesn’t look like he’ll have ultra high Supercoach potential. Tom Stewart continues his solid run, with his 3 round average now at 79 SCPoints and a BE of just 45. He’ll keep for a little while longer if this scoring rate continues.


North Melbourne VS St Kilda

Declan Mountford

MID | SC Price: $123,900

Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 59 SCPoints, 61 CKPoints

Kayne Turner

FWD | SC Price: $340,400

Round 13 Stats: 9 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal, 4 tackles, 43 SCPoints, 47 CKPoints


Declan Mountford played just his 2nd game this year after a 12 week break from AFL action. He’s on the bubble this week and there aren’t a ton of downgrade options available, so he could come into play out of sheer necessity if named.


Richmond VS Sydney

Shai Bolton

MID/FWD | SC Price: $181,400

Round 13 Stats: 14 disposals, 3 marks, 2 goals, 63 SCPoints, 57 CKPoints

Daniel Butler

FWD | SC Price: $247,700

Round 13 Stats: 4 disposals, 3 tackles, 14 SCPoints, 20 CKPoints

Nic Newman

DEF | SC Price: $428,600

Round 13 Stats: 26 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles, 104 SCPoints, 112 CKPoints

Will Hayward

FWD | SC Price: $226,200

Round 13 Stats: 10 disposals, 4 marks, 1 goal, 45 SCPoints, 50 CKPoints


Shai Boltonwas on fire for the 1st half of the Richmond/Sydney game (on 79 SCPoints at the half apparently) , but couldn’t keep that pace up, but a score of 63 is still better than the scores in the 40’s he put up the two weeks before. If you’re one of the 10.5% of teams that still own Dan Butler now might be the time to trade him out, with a 3 round average of just 36 SCPoints and a BE of 73 on the cards. He lost $22,600 this week and may be on trade for another decent loss this week.

Nic Newman may not even need to be traded out at his current pace. He’s currently the #13 ranked defender in Supercoach, which puts him ahead of guys like Rance, Shaw and McDonald and he’s only 7 SCPoints away from jumping into the top 5. The Sways have Essendon, Melbourne, Gold Coast and GWS over their next 4 which might be a good time to let Newman see how he goes and then re-evaluate him closer to the start of SC finals.


Port Adelaide VS Brisbane

Sam Powell-Pepper

MID | SC Price: $348,100

Round 13 Stats: 16 disposals, 1 mark, 5 tackles, 2 goals, 85 SCPoints, 75 CKPoints

Dan Houston

FWD | SC Price: $301,100

Round 13 Stats: 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 90 SCPoints, 65 CKPoints

Jake Barrett

MID | SC Price: $350,000

Round 13 Stats: 17 disposals, 6 tackles, 1 goal, 54 SCPoints, 77 CKPoints

Jarrod Berry

DEF/MID | SC Price: $293,500

Round 13 Stats: 16 disposals, 2 marks, 44 SCPoints, 39 CKPoints

Hugh McCluggage

MID/FWD | SC Price: $249,900

Round 13 Stats: 13 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles, 33 SCPoints, 48 CKPoints


Sam Powell-Pepper continued his decent run against Brisbane, while Dan Houston returned to the side and put in a good effort. He should probably stick with the injury to Jared Polec, as well as average performances from some Magpies in the 2’s. His ownership percentage has dropped from 23.5% when he played in Round 7 vs the Eagles to just 5.2% for last week, but those who kept him should have another bench option for a bit longer. Jake Barrett and Jarrod Berry were a bit down, but they’ve both put up decent scores lately and both have achievable BE’s this week.


Gold Coast VS Carlton

Jarrod Witts

RUC | SC Price: $475,900

Round 13 Stats: 9 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 39 hitouts, 72 SCPoints, 83 CKPoints

Mackenzie Willis

DEF/MID | SC Price: $214,000

Round 13 Stats: 9 disposals, 1 mark, 29 SCPoints, 22 CKPoints

Ben Ainsworth

MID/FWD | SC Price: $257,800

Round 13 Stats: 9 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 39 SCPoints, 47 CKPoints

Caleb Marchbank

DEF | SC Price: $371,200

Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 55 SCPoints, 65 CKPoints

Sam Petrevski-Seton

MID | SC Price: $322,700

Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 64 SCPoints, 64 CKPoints

Zac Fisher

MID | SC Price: $220,500

Round 13 Stats: 11 disposals, 5 tackles, 47 SCPoints, 45 CKPoints

David Cuningham

MID | SC Price: $306,100

Round 13 Stats: 10 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles, 44 SCPoints, 64 CKPoints

Tom Williamson

DEF | SC Price: $227,200

Round 13 Stats: 7 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 29 SCPoints, 28 CKPoints


Jarrod Witts reportedly had a sore shoulder during his game against Carlton, but there hasn’t been any word on that keeping him out for any amount of time. Some of the Carlton boys like Caleb Marchbank and Sam Petrevski-Seton are getting near their BE limits and may be on the chopping block soon.


Western Bulldogs VS Melbourne

Mitch Hannan

FWD| SC Price: $311,200

Round 13 Stats: 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals, 90 SCPoints, 76 CKPoint

Mitch Hannan has been on form in the last few games, with his average over the last month sitting at 78 SCPoints. His BE is 42, so he should have a few more weeks of life left in him if you still need to keep a rookie option playing in the F5/F6 spot.




Andy Otten – 122 BE

Kayne Turner – 102 BE

Andrew McGrath – 100 BE

Sam Petrevski-Seton – 99 BE

Riley Knight – 98 BE

Cam McCarthy – 93 BE

Tim Taranto – 83 BE

Ryan Burton – 80 BE

Jake Kelly – 78 BE

Tom Williamson – 72 BE

Will Hoskin-Elliot – 68 BE

Caleb Marchbank – 68 BE

Blake Hardwick – 60 BE



Jake Barrett – 55 BE

David Cuningham – 54 BE

Mackenzie Willis – 51 BE

Hugh McCluggage – 48 BE

Tom Stewart – 45 BE

Jarrod Berry – 44 BE

Mitch Hannan – 42 BE

David Myers – 41 BE

Ben Ainsworth – 39 BE

Will Hayward – 35 BE

Dan Houston – 31 BE

Tim Broomhead – 30 BE

Tom Cole – 28 BE

Zac Fisher – 27 BE


LOW BE (MIN 3 games)

James Parsons – 18 BE

Nathan Vardy – 17 BE

Harry Perryman – 14 BE

Matthew Scharenberg – 3 BE

James Stewart – 3 BE

Hugh Greenwood – 1 BE

Shai Bolton – 0 BE

James Cousins – -9 BE



Declan Mountford | MID | $123,900

Luke Ryan | DEF | $117,300

Mackenzie Willis | DEF\MID | $214,000




Round 9 of the VFL season saw Weribee get a win over the Northern Blues 117-103, Richmond defeat Geelong 126-77 and Casey get a 13 point win over Footscray 75-62.

Northern Blues (Carlton)

Kristian JakschBooted 3 goals from his 10 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles.

Ciaran SheehanHad just 9 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Jarrod PickettBooted 2.2, along with 17 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Harry McKayCouldn’t find the accuracy in front of goals, kicking 1.3, along with 9 disposals and 7 marks.

Andrew GallucciKicked 1.3, with 9 disposals and 4 tackles.


Mark O’ConnorO’Connor had just the 8 disposals (all handballs) and 2 marks.

Jordan CunicoCunico finished with 31 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a goal.

Quinton NarkleNarkle had 24 disposals (15 handballs), 5 marks, 2 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Wylie BuzzaBuzza kicked 2 goals with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 12 hitouts.

Ryan AbbottAbbott had 33 hitouts along with 14 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Aaron BlackDidn’t trouble the scoreboard, but had 23 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles.

Casey (Melbourne)

Mitch WhiteWhite had 24 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Corey MaynardMaynard booted 2 behinds, along with 23 disposals (16 handballs), 4 marks, 4 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.

Jake Spencer – Spencer had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 19 hitouts. Might not get his chance to return with Max Gawn looking ready to roll.

Jay Kennedy-HarrisContinued to push his case for a recall finishing with 33 disposals, 4 marks, 11 tackles and kicked 1.1.

Weribee (North Melbourne)

Mitchell HibberdHibberd had 17 disposals (15 kicks), 4 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 6 rebound 50’s.

Nick LarkeyHad a good day in front of goals, kicking 4.1, along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Will FordhamKicked a goal along with 17 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Josh WilliamsBooted 2 goals with 10 disposals and 4 marks.

Braydon PreussHad 48 hitouts, with 18 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Sam DurdinHad just the 1 tackle after coming off in the 1st quarter with a suspected concussion.


Nathan BroadHad 16 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Jake BatchelorFinished with 19 disposals, 8 marks, 5 tackles and 3 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Mabior CholKicked just the 1 goal, along with 8 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 6 hitouts.

Ben LennonCould have done some real damage on the scoreboard, but kicked 2.5, along with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles.

Tyson StengleLike Lennon, didn’t do as much damage as he could have, kicking 2.4, with 12 disposals and 8 marks also.

Footscray (Western Bulldogs)

Josh PruddenOnly had the 5 disposals after suffering an injury in the 2nd quarter.

Kieran Collins – Collins had just the 10 disposals, 3 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

Brad LynchLynch had 14 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and 3 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Patrick LipinskiStrong game from Lipinksi, finishing with 21 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a goal.

Timothy EnglishBack in the VFL, English had 9 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 7 hitouts and a goal.

Lewis YoungYoung finished with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.


Round 10 of the SANFL season is a split round, one in which Port Adelaide lost to the red hot Sturt 92-60, while Adelaide had the week off and will play Central Districts this week.

Port Adelaide

Riley BonnerBonner finished with 22 disposals (19 kicks), 9 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Joe Atley – Atley had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and booted a goal.

Willem DrewDrew finished with 15 disposals and 8 marks.

Dougal Howard – Couldn’t back up his 8 goal haul from the previous week, finishing with just 7 disposals and 5 marks.

Jesse PalmerLed the Magpies in disposals with 23, along with 9 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Brett EddyEddy booted 6.3 (decent return since Port only kicked 9 goals as a team), along with 13 disposals and 8 marks.


Round 12 of the NEAFL season ended with Sydney having a big win over Aspley 154-52, while Brisbane put a massive beating on Southport, winning 175-25. Gold Coast the UWS Giants had the bye.


Matthew HammelmannBooted 3.3, along with 18 disposals and 10 marks.

Cedric CoxCox had 25 disposals, 8 marks and 2 inside 50’s.

Alex WitherdenWitherden had 30 disposals, 8 marks and 4 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Josh ClaytonClayton had 24 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 7 inside 50’s as well as a goal.

Jacob Allison – Allison finished with 28 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s.

Corey LyonsKicked 3.1, along with 19 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Blake GrewarGrewar also booted 3 goals, with 20 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.

Oscar McInerneyMcInerney finished with 41 hitouts, as well as 15 disposals, 5 marks and 6 inside 50’s.


Lewis Melican – Melican had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Jordan FooteHad 25 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles.

Brandon JackKicked 3.1, along with 25 disposals, 7 marks, 6 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Oliver FlorentBooted 4.1, with 25 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Jordan DawsonLed the Swans with 32 disposals, while also having 11 marks, 2 tackles, 9 inside 50’s and kicked 3.4.


Round 13 of the WAFL season ended with East Perth going down to Subiaco 98-66, while the Peel Thunder had the week off with the bye.

East Perth (West Coast)

Fraser McInnesHad just 12 disposals and 3 marks.

Malcolm KarpanyKicked a goal, with 16 disposals, 8 marks and 3 tackles.

Luke PartingtonHad 17 disposals, 2 marks, 3 inside 50’s and a goal.

Jordan SnaddenSnadden kicked a goal, along with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Simon Tunbridge


And that’s it from me, but as always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the section below, or drop me a line on the twitters




Steve1 · 20/06/2017 at 10:29

Ive never followed a rookies progress as much as i have b.eddy, 6 GOALS! give him a game ffs

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 10:48

    unfortunately I am one of the poor souls who still have him as injuries and other trades have taken priority so far,.
    but 6 goals gotta be close not that it particularly matters anymore be bench cover only though if he didm play a couple of games may make some cash for downgrade in a few weeks.

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 11:18

    Probably comes back when you don't need him & would prefer to use his as a loop. That's how the Gods operate

    Holty · 20/06/2017 at 12:45

    Howard kicked 8 goals for them the week before and didnt get a game. Shame Eddy doesnt play for a poorer team because he would be playing every week.

Winter · 20/06/2017 at 10:35

HELP !!!

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 10:45


      #Pieinghigh · 20/06/2017 at 11:00

      Both are fine.. There is no difference.

      Winter · 20/06/2017 at 13:20

      Too expensive for my liking atm

      Winter · 20/06/2017 at 19:27

      Can't you read Cocko. I have Zorko, I asked Neale or Merret so don't you worry about replying because I won't take any notice of your suggestion!

        garfield_da_cat · 21/06/2017 at 12:59

        Pendles 🙂

    Finnius123 · 20/06/2017 at 11:10

    Neale because he has a higher ceiling

    SC_Kev7 · 20/06/2017 at 11:26

    Been running the rule over them both this morning, Winter, and they're bloody hard to split. I'm leaning towards Neale, his d.e of 77 v Zerrett 69 is appealing. Sick of seeing my midfield bulls get plenty of it but have poor d.e.

    Tackle numbers are about the same, Neale gets more contested footy and shades him for clearances

      Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:56

      The DE isn't everything though, Merrett averages 5 more touches, a tackle more, 20 kicks vs Neale's 12. And a mark and a half. haha

    Jake.B · 20/06/2017 at 22:28

    Merrett all day every day.

TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 10:39


Happy Gilmore theme.

Been awhile since we have had an update. Bloody work getting in the way. Yeah I know get my priorities right which I have this week. So I give you the Happy Place Update.

Halfway through the season and here is how we sit.
SCAddict is undefeated on the top of the ladder. Is it little wonder he is inside the top 100 teams. If he comments sit up and take notice as he is generally bang on the money. I played him this week and felt the wrath and raw power of Addict. Kicked my butt. Damn Rd 13 bye didn’t help but.

Swans and INP take up the next two positions on the ladder and then it is eerily similar to the actual AFL ladder with 1 game between 4 and 10. Every W is critical. Tight as a fish’s butt.

The Happy Place has moved inside the top 100 teams with our league ranking now sitting at 80.

So with a ranking of 80 there are some seriously competitive teams with no easy games and quite a few of the boys sit comfortably within the top 1000 teams. Even Patch’s poison potatoes who sits at the other end of ladder can be a tough match up if they all turn up on the day.

Rd 13.
Iceberg dead ahead. More than one SC ship smashed headlong into the icy beast with the splintered remains floating in the water and the occupants gasping for air looking for something – anything to keep them afloat.
Ugly just ugly as most of the premos we had didn’t fire or the rookies produced rookie scores. If things worked out your way this week you would have shot up the rankings. The Byes do sort out the contenders from the pretenders.
Give yourself a pat on the back if you scored an average of 1,800 per round during the byes. If you scored more congrats you have made a move up the ladder one step closer to glory.

As for the Happy Place it really depended on your team and who you had sitting on the pine Rd 13.
When the dust had settled the winners were:

Rick Grimes

Biggest drop in Price
Jarrad Waite

And the award goes to: (lowest scoring premo – starting price > $480k) and not injured during game
He has got the double.. Jarrad Waite – 37 SC points

Jock has also set up a JR community Group where any team can join and compete against one another under groups:
Overall JR Group Leaders:
We have a new JR leader.
Well done Paul – Hutto’s Hitmen leading all and sundry community group members with an overall rank of 24!

Hopefully one of this great community can be standing on the winner’s dais at the end of the year!
Good luck to all.


    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 11:16

    It's a very competitive League Trig. Won't be easy to make the 8

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 13:49

      Considering Jock, BVC, Lek and patch currently sit outside the 8 it is gonna be game on.
      Gonna be a battle Royale in the race to the finals.
      Bring it on.

    Swans2012 · 20/06/2017 at 11:25

    Love the update trig, gunna be an interesting couple of months, I'm setting my sights on addicts no1 spot

      Moustachio · 20/06/2017 at 12:53

      You can have my spot instead if you want, I won't be needing it much longer

        TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 13:45

        I had your spot but thanks to the 1 pt loss to BVC Rd 12 I lost it.
        Will happily take it back off you if u like 🙂

Jim · 20/06/2017 at 10:52

Surely Eddy in this week… He's been sitting on my fwd bench for quite some time just waiting for the call up!

    Don't Blush Baby · 20/06/2017 at 13:38

    Hope not, I want loop him with Parsons & Greenwood

#Pieinghigh · 20/06/2017 at 11:01

Is Luke Shuey a legitimate option at M8.. 499k. Has 6/10 remaining games at Domain. The bloke is a burnman and a campaigner but I think he can be a decent POD on the way home.


    SCathiest · 20/06/2017 at 11:21

    I've had him all year, he hasn't performed up to expectations but he is certainly a keeper. He'll probably be another Yeo, somebody that I picked one year too soon.

    Rick Grimes · 20/06/2017 at 11:26

    I've had him from the start. He was good early on but went off the boil. Last weekend was promising and was what I had hoped he might achieve, 110-115. As you say, has a good run at home and is probably underpriced. But if you can afford to go elsewhere, I would.

Mandingo · 20/06/2017 at 11:12

Upgrade to Neale, Merret, T.Mitchell or Dusty? Bloody stuck here boys!

    Millsy · 20/06/2017 at 11:46

    Money a priority or just looking for a final upgrade? Neale is value, Dusty the risk reward, Mitchell the consistency.

    #Pieinghigh · 20/06/2017 at 11:47

    I would go for Neale. He has the potential to go big like Dusty but not as many people have him.

    if you want consistent with a chance of going big, Tom Mitchell.

Black D · 20/06/2017 at 11:15

Brown or Beech as downgrade in the fwd line?

    jez_m · 20/06/2017 at 13:41

    Brown. Mitch McGovern is due back for the Crows soon.

      Jim · 20/06/2017 at 17:18

      Don't think Brown will get much more games

Millsy · 20/06/2017 at 11:22

Ok so how many trades is enough to sit on until finals do you think?

I have 10 and thinking of going 2 double trades to finalize my sides until finals leaving 6 trades to pimp my side come finals time.

After next week my team will be. (CAPITALS are 4 players I'm planning on brining in.)
D: Doc, LAIRD, Adams, shaw, Hibb, Newman (Harbrow, RYAN).
M: Danger, ZORKO, Pendles, Hanners, Trelor, Wines, Beams, Fyfe, (Bolton, Cousins, JUNKER, to DP swing with Adams if premo mid goes down).
R: Grundy, Sandi, (Strandica (to swing with Nank).
F: Dhal, Mcrae, Wallis, Buddy, Yeo, Nank (Mcinnes, Greenwood, to swing with Bolton.

Fire away.

    JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 11:40

    Six should be the least amount,but you have still done well,unlike me,I'm sitting on 7 so will have to sit tight,even though I am still 3 away from full premo.

      Millsy · 20/06/2017 at 12:01

      Cheers, lots of big decisions need to be made next 2 weeks.

    Wizard of Ertz · 20/06/2017 at 13:17

    I'm bringing in Junker as well. It's that time of the season.

Mavs17 · 20/06/2017 at 11:40

I have 7 trades left with only 15k in the bank.

Thinking of holding for 2-3 weeks but any other advice is welcome!

Team is:

Laird, Doch, Adams
Roberton, Hibberd, Tuohy
(Ryan, Hibberd)

Danger, Martin, Pendles
Zorko, Oliver, Kennedy
Fyfe, Scooter
(Fisher, Cousins, Brown)

Martin, Nank (Strnadica)

MacRae, Yeo, Greene
Dalhaus, Franklin, Greenwood
(Parsons, Eddy)

    Millsy · 20/06/2017 at 12:01

    Scooter injured hurts you. Need an M8, trade Scooter and Fisher for Lloyd and maybe m/f you can swing Greenwood with if needed. Then sit tight.

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 13:14

    Agree with Milllsy you need an M8. Think your a few dollars short of going Fisher to Junker & Scooter to Bont. You could consider Shuey or Wines or as Millsy said Lloyd

      Mavs17 · 20/06/2017 at 13:54

      Traded Fisher and Scooter for Lloyd and Maynard.

      Swung Adams to the Mid and put lloyd in the backline. Leaves me with 93,000 left for my last upgrade later. Which will be swinging nank fwd and trading greenwood.

      Only have 5 trades left now

        INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 14:40

        Have seen a few with 4-5 left & 2-3 rookies still onfield. But go easy with the trades for a few weeks & hope Greenwood flies up in price

    lazza · 20/06/2017 at 17:23

    Given you will upgrade Scooter at some point , you need to get Nank out of your ruck. He is your weakest point.

      Mavs17 · 20/06/2017 at 19:11

      Yeah i know. Will be looking to swing nank fwd after greenwood makes some more cash and i might be able to target gawn also.

JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 11:44

For the first time I ended up in a better position after the byes,went up 846 places from 9616 to 8770,with scores R11 1564,R12 1834 R13 1781.for a total of 5179.

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 12:53

    Well done

      JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 14:31

      Thanks INPieman,I actually tried to plan for the byes this time round,last year I went from in the top 5,000 to just under 20,000,so didn't want that happening again.

    The Ranger · 20/06/2017 at 13:09

    I went up 27,000 places over the byes with a total of 5408
    Which tells you that a) I planned the byes reasonably well and b) that's all I have planned well this year!

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 13:42

      Almost exactly the same ranger.
      Sandi to Kruez was the big move and winner for me over the byes.

      JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 14:32

      Well done Ranger,that's one hell of a move.

      Daz · 20/06/2017 at 14:47

      I score 5518 but only went up 2084 :-/

        RobDog · 20/06/2017 at 18:18

        Mine similar, scored 5548 over the byes and moved up about 3300 after careful planning all season according the JR's first magazine. Sitting on 1438 now. Way too far off the leaders so struggling with not making a few polishing trades to correct a couple of premos and holding my trades for leagues.

          Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:50

          You could get higher up the ranks than you think, teams drop off due to jumping on bandwagons, others run out of trades entirely trying to keep up with the jones'.

    Holty · 20/06/2017 at 13:42

    Nice john. Well done. Its a great feeling when it happens.

      JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 14:37

      I'll say Holty,I was determined not to lose ground over the byes like I have the last few years,only drawback was I used more trades than I usually do to do it.

        Holty · 20/06/2017 at 16:12

        As long as you have strengthened ur team though it is worth it.

The Ranger · 20/06/2017 at 13:11

You're a bloody legend Barron, thanks again mate.

Da_Boysh · 20/06/2017 at 13:21

Hi All,

I have a decision to make;

I can either bring in Lloyd or Heeney. Question is who is going to have the bigger price rise this round. I am leaning towards Heeney.

Also what are thoughts re mcinnes from west coast will he be playing any time soon?


    ProTravo · 20/06/2017 at 13:56

    Both will probably get around the same price rise after this round. But Heeney will be cheap again at some point IMO. Lloyd won't be this cheap again.

    Finnius123 · 20/06/2017 at 18:23

    Mcinnes is on the rookie list so very unlikely to get a gig

Rick Grimes · 20/06/2017 at 13:40

Anyone got the balls to pick Gray? So cheap, massive ceiling, no consistency. Could be the move of the year if he can pump out those 129s. Or I go Dependlebury or Zerrett to finish my mids.

    ProTravo · 20/06/2017 at 13:55

    Pendles or Zerrett mate. No need to take any risks.

    Beady Eye · 20/06/2017 at 14:07

    I was looking at Gray as well, but his scoring history this year makes for horrific viewing. Can't do it.

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 14:09

    3 sub 45 games (so far). You'd need to be desperately short of cash to consider that. Pendles or Zerrett for sure Rick

    Liam · 20/06/2017 at 14:16


    RoughNuts · 20/06/2017 at 14:34

    I rolled the dice on Robbie Gray at rd 11, scores of 44,85 & 129 for an avg 86.

    Had to take the risk because I was so short of cash and wanted to have my team semi premium by rd 14.

    I was really hoping he would get into the midfield more but he is basically a permanent forward I would stick with Pendles or Zerrett and bank the 115avg from here on in.

sean · 20/06/2017 at 13:58

Who is junker and how long is scooter out

    Ranked1 · 20/06/2017 at 15:38

    The cheapest non playing swing option $102 def-mid, good for downgrade on mid bench

James · 20/06/2017 at 14:04

Thoughts on Berry to Ryan and Barrett to Yeo (to then swing fwd once Greenwood makes enough cash to upgrade)?

    sean · 20/06/2017 at 14:07

    Sounds like a plan to me

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 14:13

    Nice trades

    Steven Jurica · 20/06/2017 at 15:30

    Exactly what I am doing mate, the Lions boys have done their job and it's a perfect time to pickup Yeo as he has proven himself as a premo forward.

Mystic Mac · 20/06/2017 at 14:08

Hope Fyfe pulls his finger out this week

    Holty · 20/06/2017 at 14:12

    I hope not. I traded him out last week. Maybe the rest will do him well but wont even be in the top 20 mids if his form doesnt improve.

    Lindy-Lou · 20/06/2017 at 19:31

    He will be fine especially with Sandi back and the impatient fools who traded him out will be sorry.

      Sana · 20/06/2017 at 21:48

      Haha! I am one of those fools! And you could well be right!

      Russty_ · 20/06/2017 at 22:48

      What's your theory behind why he will all of a sudden "be fine" Lindy-Lou, besides Mr injury Giraffe coming back?

        smart as s · 21/06/2017 at 00:22

        he is a superstar, enough said!

        Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:48

        He was suffering from some chest pains, not sure what that was about, hope he comes good and gets it tapped down to him all day.

          Browncow · 21/06/2017 at 02:17

          Was a bruised sternum – should be good to go after a week off

Paul · 20/06/2017 at 14:28

If you had to choose two of Rance, Shaw and Newman for D5 and 6 who would you choose? One of these will become a mid upgrade in the next couple of weeks.

    TRIGGER HAPPY · 20/06/2017 at 14:47

    Based on avg this year
    Newman 92
    Rance 90
    Shaw 88

    so if you went purely on that Shaw gets the chop though he has has posted a couple of 90's last 2 games

    going down further scores last 5 rounds
    Newman 104,89,72,93,151 – avg last 5 rounds 102
    Rance – 109,62,85,105,106 – avg last 5 rounds 93
    Shaw – 95,99,76,73,77 – avg last 5 rounds 84

    So if you take the emotive state out of it like Shaw is a proven premo he will come good and Newman is a rookie.
    Purely based on the stats above as stats dont lie
    Shaw has gotta go.

      Moustachio · 20/06/2017 at 17:47

      The opposite of chasing points is running away from points. I would not give you good odds on Newman outscoring Heater for rest of season.

JeanPaul · 20/06/2017 at 14:48

I have 11 trades left with 94.5k in the bank

My team is
D: Laird, Adams, Shaw, Hibberd, JJ, Berry (Scharenberg, McNiece)
M: Danger, T.Mitchell, J.Selwood, S.Selwwod, M.Crouch, Bont, Dahlhaus, SPP (Myers, Mutimer, Hewett)
R: Grundy, Witts (English)
F: Yeo, J.Kennedy, Macrae, Broomhead, Bolton, Greenwood (Eddy, T.Smith)

Thinking of trading out JJ for Ryan and S Selwood for someone like Neale or Zorko. Any advice appreciated

    LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 15:40

    you gonna have enough to get your team to full premo + have a few emergency trades for injuries etc? that's the main thing to consider.

    Derek · 20/06/2017 at 17:55

    Is that C hewett (Port)? or G Hewett (swans)?

    i think you need to hold JJ. You have others to upgrade before him.

    i count 16 keepers (including JJ and Witts). means you need to get 6 more keepers.

    1 Defense, 3 Midfield, 2 forward line

    Even if you paint the fence the next 5 weeks, you will use 10 trades and still be 1 short of full premo. plus you will run short on cash if you buy players like Zorko and Neale. You need to be looking in the Bargain Bin for players like LLoyd, RGray, Parker

    I suggest to also hold SSSelwood, he will be back soon and you will need to call him a keeper.

    You need to come up with who you want to fill your last keeper places. need at least 5 before you can do anything else, then work out if your cash cows can give you enough money to do the upgrades.

Doc · 20/06/2017 at 14:52

Lloyd or Hurley for D6?

    frogger · 20/06/2017 at 15:08

    Lloyd for mine. See no major difference in scoring capacity and the cash saved can be used to bolster your squad elsewhere.

JohndJames · 20/06/2017 at 15:15

It's around this time that we look at how many trades we have left and if we are down more than we should be going on how many more we need to get to full premo we look back on our trades and think what we could have done differently.I had trading out Dusty in Round 6 to a rookie because he was playing injured and I needed the cash and getting in two spud rookies,so three wasted trades that would be very handy right now

    Moustachio · 20/06/2017 at 17:45

    Sideways trades on GAJ, Fyfe, Tuohy. Other than that mainly just forced to trade aggressively due to not picking enough value at start of season.

LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 15:36

any forward rookies coming up at alllllll?

    LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 15:36

    any rookies at all next week on the bubble?

    jez_m · 20/06/2017 at 16:04

    Callum Brown seems to be the only one at the moment.

      LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 16:54

      cheers ill keep a close eye on him this week 🙂

        Cogla13 · 21/06/2017 at 12:55

        Dawson from Sydney might get a run. Been doing good in the magoos and would be on the bubble if selected.

Don't Blush Baby · 20/06/2017 at 15:54

Freo – Ryan DEF, Norf – Mountford Mid & Pies – Brown MID/FWD are notable ones

    LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 16:55

    yeah ryan is a must this week 🙂

      CJay · 20/06/2017 at 17:08

      Shhhh… Ross may be listening.

        lazza · 20/06/2017 at 17:27

        That's why we should think about Montford …. I have Ryan in at present … finger poised to hit Reverse.

Don't Blush Baby · 20/06/2017 at 15:55

Tim Gossage WA just reported – Sandi – should play, JJK – maybe another week if not 2 , we'll see

    LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 17:16

    🙁 JJK originally was 2 weeks max

      Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:48

      Nah 3.

LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 16:30

trade out myers/fisher or berry?

    INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 17:04

    Berry gives you the most cash & more options

      LoganJosh7 · 20/06/2017 at 17:16

      agreed – but also seems a great option for injury cover

        INPieman · 20/06/2017 at 18:24

        True Lazza. Logan post your team in the Podcast comments with the same question. See how the DPP loss impacts

    lazza · 20/06/2017 at 17:28

    Depends on your DPP coverage. Berry is still useful … the others not.

Steve · 20/06/2017 at 16:55

Traded Berry-Ryan then upgraded Otten-Adams thoughts

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    Borko · 20/06/2017 at 17:14

    Solid trade but will be cheaper next week or ideally the week after

Jim_bob321 · 20/06/2017 at 17:12

Traded Parsons – Brown then upgraded Barrett – Lloyd. Thoughts?

    jez_m · 20/06/2017 at 17:24

    Sounds good to me.

B-SC · 20/06/2017 at 18:55

I have 10 trades left and 148K in the bank.

Thinking of holding trades for a couple of weeks to generate money.

DEF: Doch Laird Simpson Rance Shaw Hibberd (Berry Ryan)
MID: Danger Z.Merrett Pendles Oliver Bont Adams Fyfe SPP (Pickett Cousins Freeman)
RUCK: Martin Nank (Strnadica)
FWD: Yeo Macrae Dahl Buddy Lynch(GCS) Greenwood(ADELAIDE) (Bolton Eddy)

Thoughts would be greatly appreciated .

    Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:47

    Yep agree with you. Hold.

Spanner · 20/06/2017 at 19:47

Okay I'm in a bit of a predicament at the moment.

I've got 9 trades and 23k in the bank

Def: Doc, Laird, Simmo, Howe, Newman, Lloyd, (Rance, Sharenberg)
Mid: Danger, Titch, Pendles, Oliver, Bont, Treloar, Fyfe, SPP (Barrett, Fisher, Brown)
Ruck: Nank, Ryder (Strndica)
Fwd: Yeo, Heeney, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Steele, Greenwood (Parsons, Eddy)

Now previously I had planned to go Newman and Barrett for Neale and Ryan. However I didn't expect Newman to look this good. So now I have 7 premos down back (depending on how you clarify Newman). This is my first problem. Should I keep that seventh premos down back or downgrade one for some dosh.
If all goes well (I'm looking at Fyfe, Steele and Nankervis here) my last trade before full premos after this round will be be big Max Gawn in the Ruck (via Ryder or Nank).
I absolutely want to get one of Neale or Merrett this week (preferably the former) so how should I go about getting him in?
My second problem right now is Fyfe and Steele. Right now I'm just going to wait it out but from what I've heard these two blokes may not even be playing in the coming rounds. Thoughts?


    Captain Risky · 20/06/2017 at 20:02

    Maybe get rid of Barrett, Swing Lloyd into mids for a while and see how the rest of def goes..bring in Ryan

    I'd be looking at getting rid of Steele and Parson as well as a priority. Can't see Steele getting back in this week. Only issue is you have the best 4 forwards already and none of the other options look that tempting!

    Probably have to swap Fyfe for Neale if that's who you want to bring in.

    Sorry, probably doesn't solve your problems..

    Spanner · 20/06/2017 at 21:15

    Should be depending on how you *classify* Newman

    Whatyasmokin · 21/06/2017 at 00:45

    Fyfe hasn't been dumped, and is averaging 11 more per round. Steel out before Fyfe for sure. There's no cash to grab from trading Fyfe, you won't get a better player for that price.

James · 20/06/2017 at 20:14

13 trades left $85k in the bank. Was going to downgrade berry to Ryan leaving me with $262k. The problem now is I don't know who to upgrade! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

DEF: Doch, Adams, Laird, Simpson, Shaw, Newman EMG Stewart, Berry
MID: Danger, J.Selwood, Zorko, Treloar, JPK, Bont, Fyfe, Barrett EMG Bolton, Lloyd, Cousins
RUCK: Grundy, Nank EMG English
FWD: Macrae, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Stewart, Greenwood EMG Parsons, Strnadica

Browncow · 21/06/2017 at 02:28

Barrett to Merrett is tempting. Leave you with 50k headstart to boost your forwards in the following weeks – which will help as our benches thin out

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