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SuperCoach RD14: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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 2017 is the year of the thriller, Community.

There’s been bloody cliff-hangers everywhere. In this round alone, four of the nine games were decided by 3 points or less.  Never before has an AFL season produced so many close matches and upset results.

From a coach’s perspective, there were plenty of underpant stains across the board. Those who managed to avoid them posted respectable scores, but many felt the wrath of the SC Gods this round. As a result, par was hard to predict, but I’d say if you had around 2250 you were doing alright.

The Heroes

Robbie Gray (146 SC) was enormous in Port’s win over the Pies, slotting 5 goals and gathering 20 possessions to be the best player on the ground. Gray’s ceiling is through the roof, but playing that forward role will see his scores fluctuate from big tons to below par returns. Still, his price south of $500K makes him an almost irresistible option in the midfield. Will you take the plunge?

Patrick Dangerfield (145 SC) almost single-handedly willed a wounded Geelong outfit over the line against the plucky Dockers. Danger was in full-on beast mode with 23 of his 31 disposals contested, as well extracting 12 crucial clearances and 9 tackles. He’s well and truly on back-to-back Brownlow pace now.  

Young Bomber Zachary Merrett (141 SC) is a dead set gun. He’s making a strong case to be a must-have midfielder in 2018. The Zach Attack racked up 33 disposals, 14 of them contested, as well as 8 clearances and 6 tackles at 81% efficiency. The fine outing pushed his season-average up to 114.  Swans opponent Josh P Kennedy (127 SC) was prolific in his own right during Sydney’s thrilling win, muscling up a typically bullocking 36 possessions.  

The Giants had a field day fantasy-wise in their romp over the Lions, with Jon Patton (153 SC), Dylan Shiel (143 SC), Jeremey Cameron (133 SC) and Toby Greene (127 SC) all reaping the rewards. Patton, Cameron and Greene nailed four goals each, while Shiel had the pill 38 times.

Tom McDonald (139 SC) was the hero for the Demons at Subiaco booting the match-winning goal with just 30 seconds left. McDonald has been thrust forward since Melbourne lost Jesse Hogan and it seems to be agreeing with him, averaging 120 in his past 2 matches. Team-mate Jack Viney (127 SC) was also suburb, dominating the midfield with 38 disposals.  

The break out season of Matthew Kruezer (135 SC) has been astounding. He’s now the standout ruck prospect in the competition. An influential 37-hit out and 2-goal effort was the latest in a run of remarkable form. The Big Kruz now has six 120+ scores in his past seven games. From Round 7 onwards he has gone: 127, 104, 121, 146, 132, 144, 135. They are stunning numbers. But at a price north of $600K, he may be unreachable to many coaches.  

Saint Jack Billings (130 SC) continues to put his hand up for a permanent spot in our forward lines. After a quiet start to the year, Billings has hit some blistering form of late. With 6 tons in his past 7 games, at an average of 107, he’s making a compelling case to be considered at F6.  

Stef Martin (128 SC), Jack McCrae (122 SC), Dustin Martin (121 SC) and Sam Docherty (120 SC) all have high ownership percentages and they did not let their coaches down, playing excellent games that put them in their sides’ best players.  

Brad Hill (130 SC), Ben Cunnington (126 SC), Steele Sidebottom (125 SC), Jeremy Howe (125 SC), Shaun Burgoyne (123 SC), Sam Menegola (123 SC), Rhys “Shotgun” Mathieson (122 SC) and Tom Campbell (120 SC) were others to crack the 120-mark this round.

The Villains

Joel Selwood (3 SC) was knocked out in the first minutes of Geelong’s match yesterday, in a result that hit his owners hard. He will receive a concussion test during the week to determine if he is available, but knowing Joel, you’d back him in to get up for next week. The plus for those who don’t own him is that he’ll be dirt cheap in a week or two. He’s already dripped 40K from last week to be sitting at $538K. With an enormous breakeven of 241 this week he will soon be close to $500K – a dead-set bargain.

All the talk mid-week was on how much Dayne Zorko (51 SC) was flying, so Murphy’s Law had to step in and bring the magnificent one back down to earth. Zorko had an absolute stinker against the Giants, getting his hands on the ball just 5 times. You read right, FIVE possessions in a whole match. The Zork went head to head with Callan Ward, producing a result that would have been bitterly disappointing to thousands of coaches who traded him in this week.

Lions team-mate Tom Rockliff (82 SC) has been quiet since returning from a shoulder injury two games ago, but with Beams now out of the side, expect his output to increase in the future.  Popular selections Lance Franklin (83 SC) and Rory Laird (72 SC) were below their best, as was GWS monolith Shane Mumford (77 SC).

Brad Ebert (58 SC) was having a really consistent season before this round. He started off well for the Power, but faded significantly in the second half. In Round 11 Zac Williams (49 SC) produced what looked to be a career-defining performance of 145 SC. But in the two matches since, he has been highly underwhelming, averaging just 56.

Jason Johannisen (82 SC) and Matt Priddis (68 SC) continued their disappointing form in 2017, while Mitch Wallis (76 SC) had him first blemish for the season. St Kilda’s Dylan Roberton (80 SC) and Carlton pair Kade Simpson (78 SC) and Marc Murphy (77 SC) were all quiet, but expect them to bounce back next week.

The Redeemers

Marcus Bontempelli (139 SC) was back to his best on Saturday night after a lean couple of weeks, helping the Dogs to get the job done. The Bont had 28 disposals, 10 tackles, 1 goal and 8 clearances in a standout performance.

After starting off the season slowly, Matt Crouch (131 SC) has really his hit straps in the past month. The inside mid had 35 touches on Thursday night to go with 8 tackles. He’s averaging 114 from his last 4 matches and is starting to impact on games more. At under $550K, he could be a good POD in the midfield coming home.

Big Maxy Gawn (113 SC) will be ripe for the picking in a couple of weeks time after making a successful return from a serious hamstring injury. Maxwell barely got out of second gear and still managed to knock out a ton, so he looms as an excellent addition to the ruck when his price drops shortly.

Patrick Cripps (134 SC) has been up and down in 2017 due to a back injury hampering his pre season. He looked to have turned the corner in round 8 with a magnificent 157, but was unable to register three figures in the corresponding three matches. But scores of 114 and 135 in his last two have him poised for a strong run home.

Mark Blicavs (135 SC) has been well off the pace this season but he bounced back in a big way yesterday. Playing a part-time ruck role, he had 21 possessions, 22 hit outs and 9 tackles. After injuring his hammy, which resulted in a sub-50 return last week, Scott Selwood (72 SC) deserves a special mention for getting himself right to play on the weekend. Scooter, your owners salute you.

The Prodigies

Hugh Greenwood (127 SC), take a bow. Many coaches have the dynamic ex-basketballer sitting at F6 and if he can maintain these sort of performances, he’s worth holding onto. Dare I say it, maybe even keeping.  More than half of his 21 possessions were contested and he had 9 tackles, 6 clearances and 6 marks to go with 2 goals, all at a sublime 95% efficiency. Another gun ex-basketballer, Pendles, was certainly a fan.

Those still holding Will Hoskin-Elliott (91 SC), Nic Newman (90 SC), Blake Hardwick (84 SC), James Parsons (82 SC) and Sam Powell-Pepper (82 SC) would be pleased with their output in recent weeks, while Brissie duo Hugh McCluggage (77 SC) and Jarrod Berry (76 SC) posted respectable scores.

Brennan Cox (60 SC), Jono Beech (49 SC) and Callum Brown (43 SC) are on the bubble this week and while the trio have not posted any scores of note yet, they could be good downgrade options if their job security remains strong.

However, it might be worth waiting for Alex Witherden (76 SC). The young Lion looked the goods in his first match, gathering 20 disposals and 7 marks. A 117K DEF/MID option, Witherden will be heavily traded into if he can back his debut up with another good outing next week. Freo duo Sean Darcy (50 SC) and Josh Deluca (33 SC) also played their maiden games.  

Other rookie scores: Ben Ainsworth (64 SC), Oli Florent (63 SC), Lewis Melican (60 SC), Tim Taranto (53 SC), Mitch Hannan (51 SC), James Stewart (51 SC), Luke Ryan (49 SC), Daniel Lloyd (48 SC), Declan Mountford (46 SC), Andrew McGrath (45 SC), Will Hayward (43 SC), Jarrod Pickett (43 SC), Shai Bolton (39 SC), Sam Petrevski-Seton (32 SC).

The Damned

It would be a luxury trade of the highest order, but if Rory Sloane (80 SC) can’t develop a way to handle a tag soon he might have to be offloaded. Sloane was shadowed by Daniel Howe on Thursday night, who hasn’t done much tagging before, and it severely limited his output – again. The Crows hardnut is averaging just 77 in the 5 matches he’s been tagged in this season.  It’s becoming a concerning theme he needs to rectify, because you bet your bottom dollar it will keep happening for the rest of the season. It would take massive plums to drop him now, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.

You would think if ever there was a game to get up and play well in, it would be your 250th. Not so for Heath Shaw (60 SC). Heater was barely sighted and had just 9 touches, despite GWS thumping out a big win. His average has dipped to a miserable 85 points per game and the patience of many coaches has run out. He’s got to go.

The brittle Dayne Beams (12 SC) suffered a shoulder/collarbone injury after being steamrolled by Shane Mumford and looks set for a long stint on the sidelines. This may be a blessing in disguise for Tom Rockliff owners, as Rocky seems to perform much better when Beams is out of the Brissie side.

Tom Lynch (39 SC) is going through the worst form slump of his AFL career. Over the past 6 matches, Lynch is averaging a deplorable 64, with just one triple-figure score. He’s having zero impact on games, which is hurting the Suns severely. With his price dipping under $400K and a breakeven of 159, he could be picked up at a bargain price in a week or two.

Bacher Houli (119 SC) is one of the form players of the competition but he faces a stint on the sidelines for a crude hit behind play on Carlton opponent Jed Lamb. A two-week suspension means he is worth holding, but anymore and his owners should consider a sideways trade.  Tom Stewart (48 SC) suffered a facial fracture in Geelong’s Sunday match and is in doubt for this week. He’s served his purpose, so it’s probably time to either upgrade or downgrade him. He might get up for this week, but it looks unlikely.

Caleb Marchbank (60 SC) and Jake Barrett (32 SC) have done a good job of making us some cash, but with massive break evens this week, they need to be shown the door. Toby Nankervis (62 SC) continues to underwhelm, but many of us have bigger problems, meaning he could survive for a couple more weeks yet.

 

How did you go this week?

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slats7

Houli celebrated the end of Ramadan by knocking back some Lamb.

LoganJosh7

you've just been itching to share that one hey 😉

percytheslice

lol

TigerNut

That is gold haha

Jed

can't knock back some woolworths lamb, its the best

Russty_

Pretty funny how he said it was "unintentional"…lol, I've never seen anything more intentional than that hit.

LoganJosh7

would you wait a week for witherdon or go for shoenmakers this week?

Defying_Madness

Have you considered non playing DPP's if you don't need cash anymore? But out of those two wouldn't be looking at Shoe has bad JS.

LoganJosh7

but both are playing so I don't really see why not? much better as injury cover

Defying_Madness

Hard to tell without looking at your team. If you don't have loopholes for each position and need the cash I would get a 102k DPP player.

jez_m

Stratton is due back from injury in a week or two, so Schoenmakers will probably make way.

LoganJosh7

thanks!

Swans2012

Witherden for mine, coach likes him and looked the goods

Randomcliche2

The cobbler is a trap. Only way out is if you need a loophole player down the track.

Defying_Madness

Hello community,
Here is my team and looking for some trade suggestions. Looking at Gawn and Rocky/ Jelwood as my final upgrades. https://gyazo.com/ed4066066c5706ed56740641d92bae6
Cheers

B T

In a week or 2 you can go Greenwood>Jelwood.

Very good looking team you have there

Defying_Madness

Cheers BT love your work 🙂

Nick

Hold this week Prysey

INPieman

Agree with Nick hold this week & maybe witts to Gawn next week

Defying_Madness

Do you think downgrading Berry might be a good move so I can upgrade Parsons and Witts next week?

INPieman

After you upgrade Gawn I'm not sure there will be enough to upgrade Parsons. Assume you will send him to a mid & sub Greenwood to your Fwd line?

Defying_Madness

I should have enough for Jelwood or Rocky right? It will be tight though

INPieman

if you can be patient for a few weeks you should be able to get one of them

Jake.B

Pitentionally downgrade on berry yeah. Gives You bulk $$ to play with. Unless you want him as your first emergency.

Randomcliche2

Parsons berry to bont now if ya patience is low. Just make sure you can do Gawn next week. But Jelwood and Gawn are dead set targets I reckon.

Nickf

Biggest what if round of my life community and I'm struggling to deal.. 2255 with the C on Jelwood and having Gaz and Fyfe on the bench… Was pushing for the top 1000 but instead I'm left hopelessly devastated

The Ranger

You tried your best and you failed miserably Nick.
The lesson is: never try.

Russty_

Hahaha

Jim

Barrett to Matt White (PTA) good to have a DPP, but iffy on his job security. With scores like 81 & 63 is he worth it? *He's just for bench cash generation*

Shaw to Docherty, kicking myself to why I haven't done this yet

Is it time to pass up on the Nank Tank? Currently in my fwd

Derek

He is $200k. Far to expensive

No one

He is $200k. Close to cheap.

Whatyasmokin

JS a worry, could be injured at any moment. Forget it.

TheGreatBozza

He ain't going to play Collingwood every week.

Jim

If he is named I'll bite the bullet and risk it. Any mid rooks on the bubble this week?

Hawks

My computer was the villain this week.

Was part way through setting my line-up on Thursday night, and it decided not to function.

Result was that my trade for Jake Lloyd went through, but I hadn't had the chance to change my captains from the previous week. Thank you captain Rory Laird, still salvaged a score of 2255, after I was able to set the rest of my team at work on Friday.

Jack

Time for a smart phone! Go Hawks!

HallyMate

Few weeks back I said trading in priddis over dusty was one of the worst trades I'd ever done, managed to top that two weeks ago when I brought in jelwood and lynch. Trading in Neale this week owners beware

B T

Same mate. 2 weeks ago I traded Fyfe>Jelwood and Taranto>GC Lynch.

They have both only scored a total of 76 in their past 2 games.

Even James Parsons did better than that, in 1 game.

jez_m

Really keen to hear people's thoughts on which is the better pick from here out of Toby Greene and Jack Billings. Billings has only had two scores below 93 in his last 10 games and is a massive POD, while Greene is a touch more consistent but hasn't had the tendency to go as large as Billings in the last little while. Also Billings' MID/FWD status could come in handy later on. Thoughts?

INPieman

Really like the patch of form from Billings & his DPP. Can he keep it up for the rest of the season is the question. Both look like good options

Beezneez

Couldn't be worse than Lynch of the GC variety..

Bock Choy

His season average is only 92.9 which makes his price ($516,200) pretty expensive. Will he revert to mean or has he legitimately broken out?

jez_m

It's a good point you raise Bock Choy – Billings is definitely on that upward price trend and based on overall average is overpriced. Greene is averaging more over the course of the season and is actually about $6K cheaper this week with a similar breakeven. Despite playing two less games he's only scored 105 points less than Billings.

Leeds17

In the losses against Sydney & Adelaide he was exceptional his SC score doesn't show how good he was when the most of his teammates were awful, he's overpriced now I think, his half forward role & reliance on high DE% worry me but I do think he's turned the corner as a player and as a SC scorer.

jez_m

Cheers Leeds. Will need to watch him closely for the rest of the year. Might be worth a look as a starter in 2018 if he keeps his DPP.

Jake.B

I'm going for billings. Think he is a great POD

INPieman

Someone on SEN this morning said scooter reinjured his hammy yesterday. Anyone know any more detail

hedski

If that's true he will become Zerrett this week.

Defying_Madness

Solid plan

Jimmy

Seriously though any news? Lol

Russty_

Herald Sun site just says both Selwood's listed as a 'Test' Jimmy. Concussion and Hamstring, have to wait and see.

Whatyasmokin

Official AFL website hasn't updated theirs from June 22 so I dare say herald Sun's Scooter info is from last week.

Russty_

Was actually posted today at 1.16 pm on The Barometer.

FCAbel

Is this you under another sign in Pieman?

INPieman

What do you mean? I only use the one with the pic. Not interested in childish morons

Andrews1

Doch, Adams, laird, hurley, lloyd, hibberd SCHARENBERG RYAN

danger, bont, pendles, treloar, JPK, Rocky, Neale, Fyfe BOLTON COUSINS MOUNTFORD

martin sandi STRNDKA

Dahlhause, billings, nanks, lynch, heeney, greenwood PARSoNS EDDY

only have 5 trades left because i wasted trades at the start of the year due to a lack of experience with 320k ITB

I will certaintly get gawn in next week but the real question is my forward line

Do i have to keep nank due to the amount of trades i have left?

jez_m

Yep I'd be holding all remaining trades once you turf Sandi. Chances are you'll cop a couple of injuries between now and end of the year.

Derek

Keep Nank. He is still the #1 ruck and should score ok.

Half have him and many people will keep him, won't lose much ground.

Uncertain who to get in forwards, keep until you are confident to go to someone else

Leeds17

Hey mate would your advice be different if he had say 8-9 trades left?

Tyruddanaut

Hold Nank and wait for Greenwood to plump up nicely. He's expected to reach 400k in 3 weeks or you can risk an extra 10k to take him a week earlier

Randomcliche2

Gawn has had multiple knee recos torn hammy back issues. Keep Nank. Buy Yeo/macrae and run Nank at f7 r3. If you can keep Greenwood while doing that do so.
Your sincerely
President No Trades Left Comittee

Russty_

Wow, you're a real little ray of sunshine ain't ya?

INPieman

Moron. If you really want to be a hero use your log in & show your identity. Your a coward

jez_m

You're a peanut, Wombats.

Benjamin B

Bring in Martin or wait for Gawn?

Tyruddanaut

Gawn definately

Bells

Scooter is my 'Hero'.
If not for him getting up I would've traded in Zorko. Not only did I avoid that, but will pick up Jelwood in a few.
If Scoot gets a couple of tons in next two weeks he might win my player of the year, popping Newman.

Tyruddanaut

Better than Newman!? I don't think so. What other 123k priced players would have an average output of 90 odd?

Whatyasmokin

Someone has a crush……

Rivo

Still a couple of premos short with 7 trades and $112k remaining. Keen on Gawn & Bont. However have a couple of lemons in the team too…

D: Doc, Laird, Simpson, Rance, Hibberd, Shaw (Scharenberg, Ryan);
M: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Treloar, Hanners, M.Crouch, Scooter (Pickett, Mountford, Cousins);
R: Martin, Ryder (Strnadica);
F: Dahl, Heeney, Buddy, Nank, Lynch (GC), Greenwood (Bolton, Eddy).

Any thoughts on the below????

1. This week – Scooter to Gray?
2. This week – Shaw to Lloyd
3. Next week – Scooter to Gawn via DPP swing & Greenwood or Lynch to Bont?

Tyruddanaut

I would say an adapted form of option 3. Trade Scott to Joel Selwood and hold the rest of your premos

Rivo

Don't mind it Tyrudn- would be a straight swap next week.

Jake.B

You should have gotten bonti last week when he bottomed out

Rivo

Perhaps Jake, but I rolled the dice last week on Ryder to get Ruck DPP swing back. Nank was doubtful and I wanted to avoid the donut.

Rocksta

I'd say Scooter to Jelwood next week, as well as say Bolton to Witherden via pickett if Witherden backs it up this week.
Look at upgrading Greenwood to a Macrae or Green in rd 17.
No trades this week.
You don't have a lot of trades and need to use them wisely.

Rivo

That's a good plan Rocksta. Thanks. Are you suggesting to trade out Bolton or Pickett to Witherden? Surely Bolton will make more cash?

FCAbel

Fill team before sideways trading imo

The Ranger

I finally get to full keeper this round.
Not calling it full premo 'cos it certainly isn't but it's what I'm stuck with.

DEF: Adams, Laird, Simpson, McGovern,Llloyd, Newman – Ryan, Scharenberg
MIDS Danger, Pendles, Jelwood, Ablett, JPK, Hanners, Bont, Fyfe – Greenwood, Pickett, Junker
RUC Grundy, Ryder – Cameron
FWD Yeo, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Nank, Lynch (GC), Pedersen – Bolton, Maynard

6 trades and 68K left.
Hoping to go straight from Pedersen to Gawn in a couple of weeks.
Gonna be a long ride home…

B T

I reckon you can hold Pederson, Lynch and Nank have been worse than him.

The Ranger

You might be right BT, gonna wait and see how the Pederen/Gawn/Hogan/T-Mac/Far Too Many Tall Blokes thing pans out.
Lynch and Nank have bled so much cash I prob won't be able to jump straight from one of those to Gawn which is why I'm leaning toward Pedersen.

Simo

Which rookie bubble fwd has better JS do you think out of Beech, Cal Brown & Brennan Cox?
cheers

SC_Kev7

Reckon Cox and Brown are more or less even. Brown slightly ahead as we know how much Ross loves to dick around the rookies

Alex

Beams to Bont or Gray

Boner Contention

Go POD Alex…try Whitfield or Menegola

The Ranger

Bont

Randomcliche2

+1

Tyruddanaut

Bont. Gray is a key forward

TBone

Hey guys, tough decisions to be made this week. Still have 11 trades left to make. Get rid of Shaw for T. Adams? SPP to Adams then Shaw or Newman to Jelwood in a couple weeks time and swing Adams to defense? Thanks community 🙂

SC_Kev7

SPP to Adams: Yeah
Shaw v Newman… I'd back Newman

TBone

Cheers Kev, I'm feeling the same way!

neil Demons Delight

you are really something wombatty at least pieman gives us usefull info that not all have access to..Why don't you give us something worthy goose

Stirlsy

2304 with Fyfe out Bolton stepped in for him with a whooping 39, and Jelwood going down hurt…. T.Mac is going well since i got him in, so now its sit a week and get Gawn
Problems I have, iv got Pedersen T.mac and want Gawn but how will they work together?
Like on the w/end they all scored well when on the ball, and T.mac had a day out with 5 and played well up fwd but Pedersen only had around 25sc pts at half time. He hadn't been in the ruck much in first have but got 2nd half of 3rd in ruck and his scoring took off.
It's out of Pedersen or Nank in the swap to get gawn but who to flick?
And then Hogan comes back how will it all work out at the dees?

Tyruddanaut

The problem with having multiple players on the same team is their scoring outputs will decrease. Although in some cases, as seen with the Collingwood and Carlton Midfields, they can benefit each other to higher scoring outputs.
All of your players are in different positions so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just hope that scaling isn't too harsh

Stirlsy

Its the Gawn factor Tyruddanaut, Pedersen was 2nd choise to replace Gawn and has done well avg just under 100 his been sharing ruck with T.mac and both rested fwd.
Gawn had 70% gametime on W/End that will go to 80% this week, ill just sit back and see if i get a better guide Friday night.
Pedersen is a worry for me tho, with Hoges coming back where will he fit in? I cant see the Dees messing with a 3 tall fwd line this far into season.
Will be interesting to see how they work it out.

neil Demons Delight

Stirlsy what a problem I think Nank will come good so that's one.Both Pederson and tmac have enormous Js as well. Its got to be Demon for Demon . if at all I think I would look at other options but if forced I would reluctantly go Gawn for TMAC good luck with that one cheers

Whatyasmokin

You reckon they'll play Gawn, Pederson and Hogan?

LoganJosh7

Which two players would you start onfield out of roughy, WHE and greenwood

Scyb

Roughie and Greenwood

Tyruddanaut

Do you have a loophole option just in case the bench player scores high?

LoganJosh7

possibly JJK

TheScacman

WHE and Greenwood, i'd look at trading roughead down to a callum brown type player which gives you 300k to spend finishing upgrading your team

FCAbel

Weather dependant. Greenwood and WHE. If raining greenwood Jordie

B-rian

Wombats, no one on here cares what you have to say. But I imagine you would be used of that you friendless idiot

Jimmy

Community need some help who would you get rid of first: Sloan, Heppel, Fyfe or Scott Selwood as it seems his 15 minutes of SuperCoach fame is over?

Tyruddanaut

Fyfe and Scott Selwood after a week or two

Tyruddanaut

I'm not sure whether to jump on Joel or Gawn in a week or two. I can obtain them both at the expense of Scooter except that will be the last trade of my supercoach year, bar injuries, as I panic traded Fyfe, Hanners and Touhy earlier this year. I still can't figure if those were good or bad trades but I'm going to say they were all good because Fyfe didn't play a game since, Touhy has scored an avg of 20 less a game (Brought in Adams) and Oliver and Nank came in for Hanners

Rivo

I'm in the same boat. Selwood (provided he is over that head knock) and Gawn are SC beasts. Sound like good moves to me & very much on my radar.

Defying_Madness

I would say Hanners has been better than Oliver after his first 2 games. Been very happy with his scores since I brought him in over Oliver

mike

Thoughts on my team and possible trades over the coming weeks? Got 7 trades and $252,000 in the bank
Def: Doch, Laird, Lloyd, Shaw, Newman, Hibberd
Mid: Danger,Martin, Bont, Kennedy, Addams, Wines, Heppell, Selwood
Ruc: Grundy, Ryder
Fwd: Dahlhouse, Franklin, Lynch, Wingard, Wallis, Greenwood

SC_Kev7

Looks pretty good, mike. Assuming that's Scooter at M8 and not Joel there are better midfield options to strengthen. Consider Gawn next week as well, should be around 530k

Daniel

SSS (SHIT SCOOTER SELWOOD) TRADE OUT TOO ZACH MERRETT

Jim_bob321

Who is a better pick atm.
Heeney or Greene?
Cheers community

SC_Kev7

Heeney

jez_m

Can't go wrong with either. If it means anything, Greene is $20K cheaper.

Josh

heeney. Way more consistent

BlueNath

Heeney. The kid is bloody tough, great decision maker and user, amazing marking especially considering his height, superb… Just get him in!

Lazza

Greene… more upside, more often..

Russty_

I'll say Heeney cause he seems to still be improving, and doesn't have the hot temper of Greene who can do silly things sometimes and get suspended.

Gordy

I had ablett beams selwood fyfe kelly lynch and nank. One word SHITE.

BrownlowBoy

Best options for Beams? Already have Danger, Selwood, Bont, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe.

Thinking Merrett

Jim_bob321

Merrett or Neale

Andrews1

merret

Jake.B

Merrett.

SC_BEN

Looking to trade out Beams who is the better option without considering salary cap
Dusty, Merrett, Rockliff

Andrews1

dusty

joshunt7

Rocky

Brett H

haha – those 3 answers wont help you SC BEN !!!

I vote in this order: Dusty / Zerrett / then Rocky

SC_BEN

hahaha!! My only doubt behind dusty is any injury he may be playing through?

Top Gun

Merrett or Dusty

Keenbutclueless

With Nank to Gawn next week I will have 5 trades left and my team almost as I envisaged it when I planned it out at the start of the season

Def. Adams Laird Rance Williams Lloyd Mills
Mid. Danger Selwood Bont JPK Titchell Treloar Fyfe Wines
Ruck. Gawn Martin
Fwd. Macrae Dahl Yeo Buddy Lynch Ryder

I sideways trade JJK to Yeo when he got injured
Williams instead of Hurley (mistake!)
Wines instead of Gray (probably a mistake)
Thought Mills was a keeper, but not enough to upgrade him anyway

Ended up with Lloyd instead of Doc because couldn't generate enough cash and Doc never dropped.

Captains choices have been ok.

Selwood going down this week was the only time it's happened all year.

Only one injury – JJK

All in all, pretty sound.

Trouble is, for all of that ranked more than 15k.

Will probably hold my own in the leagues for the rest of the season.

I know it's probably too early to reflect, but when things pretty much go to plan, but still so far off the pace, then it's time to get a new plan! I will be starting now on planning my team for 2018. It will be different. Maybe crash and burn, but my vanilla team with a vanilla plan hasn't worked.

Tyruddanaut

Any ideas on who your premos will be

Keenbutclueless

Danger – because you need the double points. Every other premium drops in price. Also the draft looks shallow. So it might be value, value, value. My early looks are Fyfe (surely must improve), Mills (might have gone a year early), Gray (as a forward might be a lock), Petracca (early breakout choice), Seb Ross (keeps on improving), Blakely (getting better and will be in the zone), Billings (will be on everyone's radar), and I like the look of Robertson from Brisbane (not sure if he can go next level, but one I am watching)

Mikey

Need help with trades badly. Should I keep scooter? Got 7 trades and $148,400 in the bank
Def: Doch, Adams, Laird, Roberton, Harbrow, HIbberd
Mid: Danger, Bont, S Selwood, Murphy, Shuey, Hannebery, Zorko, Merrett (Lloyd , Cousins, M Hibbered)
Ruc: Grundy, Ryder (Eagles)
Fwd: Buddy, Dahl, Macrae, Greenwood, Nank, Parsons (Bolton, Eddy)

Definitely thinking Gawn but want to produce another promo this week

Top Gun

Maybe work on yr forward line a little more – u need a Yeo or a Heeney in. What are your defence rooks as I don't see much $$$ generation besides Parsons.

Indecisive phil

Which of these 3 trades would you do for your final Mid Premo? Each trade will leave me with 5 – 10k in bank.
Scooter > Dusty
Berry > Merrett
Fisher > Bont
Scooter is my current M8 my M11 is Bolton
I have greenwood to loop with Buddy & Eddy for loophole FWD
trading Berry would leave me without bench cover in def

Finnius123

Fisher to Bont

Lazza

Fisher and Berry have a few dollars in them yet … Scooter is ready to trade … might want to check on Fisher's return date … they rate him … so will play … In terms of your target 'ins' any of the 3…. Bont has bottomed out and is best value for money ..
I'd go Scooter to Bonts..

Rick Grimes

Lynch to Roo. Couldn't do much worse, surely.

Finnius123

sideways trade for no points gain. Try and get lynch to F7 and loophole him. That's what I am doing with Greenwood.

Rick Grimes

A fit Roo is consistent 80+ every week. Lynch chucking out 30s and hard to even see a ton on the horizon.

Top Gun

Roo is not fit. Huge risk.

Rick Grimes

Yea, I'll hold Lynch for one more week and see what the lay of the land is. Team announcements are likely to throw any planning straight out the window anyway!!

FCAbel

Better to upgrade cow and run Lynch as f7 if possible.

neil Demons Delight

Usually cant read the long reviews but yours was interesting .It brings home where most of us are this year Mills Williams Fyfe and Wines are not quite there but I too am at that final stage and have Scooter and Lynch hardly prems more could be type players.. Next year pay the price will be my go and less prems maybe only 8 which will result in a slow start picking up more bargains post byes conserving trades good luck for the remainder Keen

Keenbutclueless

Thanks Neil. Same to you. Looking forward to bouncing some ideas off you in the pre-season

neil Demons Delight

how are you travelling After a bad year I am at 4.5 k so not too bad Too many bad decisions .looking forward to next year in the meantime go dees

Moustachio

Bear in mind if you paid the price for the #1 on all lines to start the year (Doc Danger Gawn NRoo), you would have come to regret 3/4 of those.

Joshua

is Lynch to Matthew White crazy? Means Greenwood will be holding down F6 but frees up 200k allowing me to go nank to gawn and Scooter to joel. Thoughts?

Lazza

Good outcomes for on field … what are your plans for White?

Joshua

Forward cover

Whatyasmokin

As long as you can accept Matt White might be an expensive donut it's alright.

Joshua

Go cheaper for a schoenmakers? Matthew White has the most potential i feel.

jez_m

Schoenmakers won't play many more games. Stratton due back from injury either this week or next.

Jake.B

Callum brown?

Joshua

Got him

Jake.B

Deluca 102k?

Joshua

Thoughts on holding Shaw at D6?

Lazza

Not if you are nearing full-premo.

Whatyasmokin

Not ideal.

Whatyasmokin

But if you can loophole with another rookie defender then might work ok. ie non playing defender and Ryan on bench.

Joshua

Got Scharenberg and joel smith on bench, probably not. Shaw to rance (cash restriction) this week a good trade?

Jake.B

Yeah look that was my plan with how he had been playing but in really unsure. I could potentionally upgrade him to Docherty right now but I think I'm going.to hold onto him for the moment have other plans like getting gawn in and potentionally upgrading lynch who is under performing.

Joshua

Shaw to T-mac or rance?

jez_m

Rance easily

Top Gun

I have rance and hurley. Hurley is so underrated

Bells E Bubb

Viz Top Tip: Hey Lynch owners, why not compound the problem by trading him out for Patton (150 odd this round)?

ASADA

Def- Doch, adams, Laird, touhy, newman, mcgrath

Upgrading A.Mcgrath , with 528k in the bank
Howe , roberton, or hurley??
Or anyone else under that price

Saints man

Lloyd is your man

PlottingPlodder

Scooter and Shaw out into zerrett and dpp rookie
Leaving kitty to get berry or greenwood up to gawn next week.
Thoughts?

8 trades left and will be full premo with that move (though lynch is in the team…..)

Jake.B

Got in witherden for Stewart and gives me 250k in the bank.
Hold onto tom lynch? Only got him in a few weeks ago but could potentionally upgrade him to Greene or Billings?

If I hold I'm not too fussed, just thought Greene and Billings may be better options or even Yeo/Heeney.

I have Greenwood as my last fwd and my plan had been to swap nank forward and trade Greenwood to gawn when gawn had bottomed out but the way greenwood is playing he could turn into a Newman and become a keeper. But if nank runs out of puff, instead a swap from nank to gawn would be on the cards.

Essentially i can plan to swap nank for gawn which allows me to trade lynch to a better player, or hold off and keep lynch as we know he will be a rollercoaster. I have 9 trades left. I'm really warming to lynch to a better forward. Otherwise I could keep lynch and swap Greenwood for a better forward when he bottoms out.

Decisions decisions decisions I'm really unsure argh

Derek

Hold Lynch. The Suns play nearly all there games Saturday afternoon and all but 1 before Richmond. I'd be looking at looping Lynch and Nank. Nank is DPP to loop into Ruck if Lynch does well

Jake.B

Hmm. For the moment I have swapped lynch for Yeo just to see what I would have left. Ok have to have a think about it but yes that could definatly be a handy option.

Russty_

Lynch, besides his terribly low scores, hasn't gone too bad this year, 9 out of 13 scores have been ok, with 5 tonnes.

Sandinuts

Whos the better option out of Laird, Adams or Roberton? Also, would it be worth bringing in Riewoldt soon?

Lazza

Adams by the length of the MCG

Derek

Adams

jez_m

Adams is far more consistent. Just probably doesn't have the ceiling of the other two.

Tommo09

Thinking about trading Stewart and Hannan to a 102k rookie and maybe M.White as a POD F7???

This will allow me to trade Selwood and Sandi to Gawn and Rocky next week or the week after

INPieman

White has no guarantees of staying in the team. 12 years of historical numbers aren't pretty either
http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pu-port-adelai

Tommo09

Geez
Those numbers aren't great at all
Anyone else to downgrade to or should I just go to a rookie???

INPieman

Looked up White in the preseason. Not SC relevant at that price. There is Brown Beech or Cardlio-Deluca. But don't like the JS of any of them

Joshua

Will Selwood drop to 550 and gawn to 515?

Joshua

*450*

BlueNath

Yep

FCAbel

About where I see them.

Joshua

Lynch to Matthew white and Shaw to rance or Lynch to Schoenmakers and Shaw to Howe?

Northerner

I like none of those options. Unless you are flush with trades, hold.

golf

Thoughts on who will win the flag?

BlueNath

I can't even confidently tip who will win each game

joshunt7

GWS Geelong GF

Russty_

StKilda of course lol

B T

Giants or Swans. Maybe cats

Deeboss

Geelong Melbourne GF

ProTravo

Giants are on top and look as though they are just cruising.

JohndJames

There are still 12 in the race for the top 8 spots,so too soon to tell,lets wait and see the draw come the finals.

Stuck

Please help with trades. Will bring Gawn in and can probably afford a midfield premo as well.
Docherty, Laird, Rance, Hibberd (Melbourne), Newman, Berry (Scharenberg, Ryan)
Danger, Martin, Mitchell (Hawthorn), Jelwood, Bont, Lloyd (Sydney), SPP, McCluggage (Bolton, Brodie, Mountford)
Witts, Ryder (Cameron)
Heeney, Macrae, Wallis, Franklin, Nank, Grrenwood (Parsons, Eddy)
TIA for any advice

BlueNath

Don't get Gawn this week. He has not bottomed out yet. It really depends on how many trades you have left. But I would say Gawn is not a priority. You need to fill two midfield premo spots as a priority (best avenue of point generation). Then you have to get another premo for Berry in DEF. once these spots are filled should you then sure up team deficiencies.

Stuck

Ok, thanks. Which midfeild premise should I get? I can afford any at the moment.

Stuck

*premos

Iamme

I plan this week to get Kruzer for the Nank and maybe next week when Gawn has bottomed out would be the time to swoop and I will offload Wittsy, who has been a star and made me 257,700…. Considering he started out at 217,600K, he has been a bargain for those like me who started with him..

redherringfc

Lloyd and Berry are both dpp. Swap them around and your backs are complete.

Now focus on those 3 mid spots. Without looking them up, I'd say SPP 1st to go and then take your pick. But keep Berry for DPP with backs.

Bring in the best mids you can afford. Pendles (is the baby born yet? might miss a game), JPK been doing well and is probably underpriced still, Hanners (although he has been below par since i bought him), Oliver, Take your pick, but look for value – stay away from Sloane and Fyfe. You need value so you can fill your other spots with as few trades as possible.

Next week, bring Gawn in for a forward or mid (greenwood to mid) put Ryder as a forward. You might need a 2nd trade for cash.

These trades leave you 1 spot away from full premo.

Stuck

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

Richo

Dusty or Merrett who will score more for the remainder of the season??

BlueNath

Merrett. More consistent

joshunt7

Dusty, goes big more often and is consistent enough.

Lachy

Zach has gone big more often…

ProTravo

Maybe, but Dusty has beaten Zerrett's highest score 4 times this season.
Dusty is the ultimate VC option,

B T

Dusty