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Supercoach Rd 16 : Rookie Scout Report

Published by Barron Von Crow on


Howdy folks, I’m Barron Von Crow and welcome to this week’s Supercoach Scout Report.

I’ll be skipping some of the usual stats we go through here as I’m in a time-crunch this week, but never fear, we’ll still be covering all of the action in the 2’s as well as reviewing the games and rookies that played in Round 15.

Round 15 looked to be a high scoring one and despite the loss of Joel Selwood and the early injury to Aaron Sandilands we saw some massive scores being pumped out. Hopefully that form line can continue as we head into Supercoach Finals time! I know a lot of people are sitting on only a few trades at this point of the year, myself included, so we may not be as liberal with the downgrades as we usually would, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go have a look and see what is on offer out there!

Melbourne VS Sydney

Nic Newman (88 SCPoints) again served many of us well, his 3-round average is now sitting at 94 SCPoints and he looks like he can be safely started for the rest of the year at this rate. The Swans have an interesting run home from here, with games against Gold Coast, GWS Giants, St Kilda and Hawthorn in their next 4, while their SC Finals campaign sees them take on Geelong, Fremantle, Adelaide and Carlton, Newman could potentially score very well in all those games.

Lewis Melican (73 SCPoints) produced a season high score and finds himself on a bit of a hot streak, with a 3-round average of 68 SCPoints. He’s owned by just 4.4% of all teams, but will make some more cash in the next fortnight.

For Melbourne, Mitch Hannan (57 SCPoints) continued his up down form after scoring a 90 in Round 13 and 56 in Round 15. Melbourne have Carlton this week, who he scored just 31 SCPoints against in Round 2, combine that with a BE of 80 SCPoints and I would consider moving him on this week if possible.



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Western Bulldogs VS West Coast

The Bulldogs haven’t been too kind to us this year with rookie priced players, but West Coast have had a few nice options, boasting on of the better ruck options we had in Nathan Vardy (94 SCPoints). He started the year slowly, but has now hit a 3-round average of 103 SCPoints and has averaged 91 SCPoints over his last 6 games.

The Eagles also have two players who’ve hit their first price rise in Tom Cole (32 SCPoints) and Malcolm Karpany (88 SCPoints). I’d probably ignore Cole as an option as he’s only averaging 37 SCPoints for his 3 games, but Karpany could be an OK option if you’re desperate.

Carlton VS Adelaide

It was a slightly more experienced team for the Blues last week as they dropped rookie options in Jarrod Pickett and Sam Petrevski-Seton though they did bring back both Zac Fisher (41 SCPoints) and debuted Ciaran Sheehan (38 SCPoints) in his first AFL game for the year and his first AFL game since 2014. He’s missed a lot of football since that time, so he might not be the best SC option to immediately jump to at this stage.

Caleb Marchbank scored just 57 SCPoints, but also suffered an arm injury which ended his day in the 4th quarter. He lost $20,700 for the round and his BE is at 89 SCPoints, while his 3-round average is sitting at just 57 SCPoints. Might be time to cut our losses there.

For the Crows, Hugh Greenwood (84 SCPoints) was again the highlight. He only had 12 touches, which included 9 handballs), but his contested work (7 contested possessions, 3 clearances) and defensive work (9 tackles) kept him in the game.

Jono Beech (38 SCPoints) may continue to get games thanks to Tom Lynch being out with viral meningitis, but his scores have been lacklustre so far. Riley Knight (72 SCPoints) was solid booting 2 goals, along with 18 disposals and 5 tackles, he’s still sitting at $259,800, while his starting price was just $201,300, so he still might be a last-ditch downgrade option if needed.

Gold Coast VS North Melbourne

Ben Ainsworth (99 SCPoints) had the best game of his short career, booting 4 goals.  His BE is just 8 this week, so he’ll have plenty of cash generation to come in the next few weeks.

Jarrod Witts (100 SCPoints) went head-to-head with Todd Goldstein and pretty much broke even with him (45 hitouts to Goldy’s 42), which would be a good result for Witts. Anyone who started with Witts would be loving his season, he’s produced a low of just 72 SCPoints and has 5 scores of 100+ and 5 more between 90-99 SCPoints. He’s currently the 9th ranked ruckman in Supercoach, unless you’re flush with both cash and trades, I’d probably keep him for the year, though at his current price of 470K, he’s just a short hop from being upgraded to someone like Max Gawn (510K), or a top 5 ranked ruckman like Shane Mumford (488K) and Stefan Martin (497K).

Declan Mountford (81 SCPoints) had a bit of a breakthrough game after scores of 43, 59 and 46 in his first 3 games. With Joel Selwood being a late out, he was probably one of the best E options available this week (which I managed to snag myself). He’s still priced at $198,600, so he’s still in a reasonable price range to remain a downgrade option.

Mitchell Hibberd (50 SCPoints) is on the bubble this week, but has scores of just 23 and 50 to his name.

Port Adelaide VS Richmond

Sam Powell-Pepper (73 SCPoints) didn’t score as well as you’d hope based on his game that included 24 disposals and 2 goals. I imagine that was impacted by his 5 turnovers and a DE of 67%, but his 5-round average remains very solid at 77 SCPoints. The Power will be playing the Eagles this week, SPP has a BE of 65 and scored 60 VS West Coast last time they played, but you’d expect he’d be able to surpass that this week without many problems.

Matthew White (73 SCPoints) was again solid, his 3-round average now sits at 78 SCPoints, while having a BE of -23, while Dan Houston (82 SCPoints) produced another quality score for the 5.1% of people who still own him. He scored 56 SCPoints last time the Power played the Eagles earlier in the year, which is just above his BE of 55.

Tyson Stengle (47 SCPoints) made his AFL debut for the Tigers, he had just the 8 disposals but did boot 2 goals. He played just 63 minutes on field (52% ToG), so he might not have the tank for regular AFL action yet, so I might hesitate to bring him in immediately.

Dan Butler (71 SCPoints) was much like Stengle in that he only had 9 disposals, but kicked 3 goals and had 6 tackles. He has a BE of just 4 now that his score of 14 from Round 13 has rolled out, so he’ll make a bit more cash in the next fortnight.

GWS VS Geelong

Daniel Lloyd (26 SCPoints) hasn’t done much in the last fortnight to impress us in Supercoach, losing $2600 this week thanks to his poor score. He’s averaging just 43 SCPoints so far this year, but with the GWS injury issues at the moment he still might keep his spot in the side for the moment. Another one to add to that injury list is Jeremy Finlayson (19 SCPoints), who unfortunately suffered a knee injury halfway through his debut game.

Geelong had a few debutants last week in Wylie Buzza (58 SCPoints), Zach Guthrie (17 SCPoints) and Sam Simpson (37 SCPoints). Buzza had just 6 touches, but booted 2 goals and had 7 tackles, while Guthrie and Simpson both had 13 disposals. Guthrie found his score hurt by having 6 turnovers in his 13 disposals and didn’t record a single contested possession, while Simpson has 11 uncontested possessions and 2 turnovers in his 13.

Aaron Black (47 SCPoints) played his first AFL game since Round 7, but has found his ownership percentage drop from 17.7% to 8.6% in that time.

Essendon VS Brisbane

Andrew McGrath (81 SCPoints) had a good game after averaging 53 SCPoints in his previous 3 games. He had 25 disposals, but recorded 21 handballs and 18 uncontested possessions in that, which would be the reason for the slightly lower score. He’s has 3 price drops over the last month now however, and with a BE of 74, he might be in line for his 4th in 5 weeks.

James Stewart (59 SCPoints) has a BE of 63 this week, which is dead on his season average, though he has averaged 71 SCPoints over his last 3 games.

Alex Witherden (91 SCPoints) was the standout for the Lions across half back, recording 29 possessions and 6 rebound 50’s. He’s on the bubble this week and is looking like a terrific downgrade option this week with a BE of -97. Jake Barrett (28 SCPoints) has hit a bit of a wall, his 3-round average is sitting at just 38 SCPoints and he has a BE of 119. He’s still owned by 16.2% of sides, but I imagine many might be going for a downgrade to Witherden this week.

Jarrod Berry (69 SCPoints) has a BE of 40 this week, but again, with Witherden on the bubble a trade down to him looks likely (and has been done by 43.5% of all Berry owners as of writing).

Fremantle VS St Kilda

Sean Darcy (99 SCPoints) is on the bubble this week and looks to have the ruck spot on lockdown for the Dockers now that Sandilands has been ruled out for the rest of the year. He had just 50 SCPoints in his first game despite having 40 hitouts, but had a better around the ground effort last week with a goal and 7 marks along with his 33 hitouts. Even if you don’t need him, he might be handy bench cover for SC Finals provided he doesn’t get hurt between now and then.

Luke Ryan (65 SCPoints) was solid and should continue to be a decent bench option with his BE of 11. Brennen Cox (46 SCPoints) couldn’t take advantage of his opportunities in front of goal, kicking 1.3, and while he’s had his first price rise of the year, he still sits at just $146,700. Cameron McCarthy (28 SCPoints) and Griffin Logue (17 SCPoints) both scored poorly and McCarthy has been offered a 2 week ban for a sling tackle on Sam Gilbert that saw him stretchered off the field.

Hawthorn VS Collingwood

Ryan Burton (91 SCPoints) continued his form that has made him one of the favourites for the Rising Star award, he had 29 disposals and scored 91 SCPoints for the 2nd week in a row. His BE is 58 this week and had a slight price rise after two weeks of losing cash. The Hawks will have some tough games over the next month, facing GWS, Geelong and Sydney in that time, so it might be worth looking at moving him on.

Blake Hardwick (79 SCPoints) won the Round 19 Rising Star nomination with his 19 disposals, 5 mark, 3 tackle game and now has a 3-round average of 70 SCPoints and a BE of just 16.

Ryan Schoenmakers (77 SCPoints) played his 3rd game for the year and is currently averaging a career high in SC, with his next best effort being 68 SCPoints in 2012. It’s only been 3 games though, so when he’s played significant amounts of footy he’s seen that average drop to the 60 range (averaged 60-68 SCPoints between 2011-2015 in which he played 62 AFL games)

For the Pies, both Will Hoskin-Elliot (61 SCPoints) and Tim Broomhead (69 SCPoints) were solid. WHS has a 5-round average of 73 and a BE of the same, while Broomhead has a 3-round average of 66 and a BE of 67. The Pies have a mixed bag over the next month, with games against Essendon, Gold Coast, West Coast and Adelaide, so both are probably at about their max price, though WHS ownership of 21.5% totally eclipses Brodhead’s meagre ownership number of 0.7%.




Tom Cole – BE 63

James Stewart – BE 63

Sam Powell-Pepper – BE 65

Cam McCarthy – BE 65

Jake Kelly – BE 66

Tim Broomehad – BE 67

Will Hoskin-Elliot – BE 73

Andrew McGrath – BE 74

Mitch Hannan – BE 80

David Cuningham – BE 81

Jarrod Witts – BE 81

Caleb Marchbank – BE 89

Nic Newman – BE 90

Jake Barrett – BE 119


Lewis Melican – BE 31

Oliver Florent – BE 33

Daniel Lloyd – BE 35

Jarrod Berry – BE 40

Zac Fisher – BE 46

Riley Knight – BE 50

Dan Houston – BE 55

LOW BE (MIN 3 games)

Ryan Schoenmakers – BE -29

Matthew White – BE -23

Brennen Cox – BE -19

Malcolm Karpany – BE -17

Declan Mountford – BE -9

Hugh Greenwood – BE -8

Jonathon Beech – BE 2

Dan Butler – BE 4

Ben Ainsworth – BE 8

Luke Ryan – BE 11

Aaron Black – BE 14

Blake Hardwick – BE 16

Hugh McCluggage – BE 22

James Parsons – BE 23

Griffin Logue – BE 29



Sean Darcy | RUC | $117,300

Alex Witherden | DEF/MID | $117,300

Mitchell Hibberd | DEF/MID| $123,900




Round 11 of the VFL season saw Geelong get a big win against Coburg 126-41, Casey go down to Port Melbourne 105-40, Richmond got a close win against Essendon 80-74, Collingwood also won a tight contest against Footscray 85-80, Box Hill defeated North Ballarat 77-55 and in another game decided by a goal or less Sandingham defeated Werribee 108-102.

Northern Blues (Carlton)


Lachlan KeefeBooted 2 goals, along with 10 disposals and 6 marks.

Matthew ScharenbergHad 20 disposals, 4 marks and 1 tackle.

Sam McLarty – Kicked a goal as well as having 14 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 2 inside 50’s.

Brayden SierBooted a goal, along with having 17 disposals (11 handballs), 2 marks and 1 tackle.

Ben CrockerKicked 2.1, but had just 8 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Josh DaicosDaicos finished with 19 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1

Kayle Kirby – Had just 5 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s, but also booted 2 goals to take his year tally up to 23.8 from 9 games.


Brandan Parfitt – Returned from his hamstring injury that he suffered in Round 6 and finished with 26 disposals, 4 marks, 10 tackles and kicked 1.2.

Esava RatugoleaKicked 1.1, but had just 9 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Ryan Abbott – Booted 2.1 and had 14 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 21 hitouts.

Matthew HayballFinished with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles.

Jack HenryMissed his opportunities on goal, kicking 3 behinds, while also having 16 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Jamaine JonesBooted 5 majors, along with 15 disposals, 2 marks and 3 inside 50’s.


Aaron FrancisFrancis had 16 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s.

Jordan Ridley – Ridley had 18 disposals, 8 marks and 3 tackles.

David MyersHad a team high 35 disposals, as well as 4 marks, 6 tackles and 9 inside 50’s. He also kicked 2 behinds.

Dylan ClarkeClarke had 22 disposals, 2 marks, 8 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Kobe MutchMutch finished with 20 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 3 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Mason Redman – Booted 1.1, along with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 4 inside 50’s.

Joshua BegleyWas inaccurate in front of goals, finishing with 1.4 along with 13 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.

Box Hill (Hawthorn)

Conor GlassGlass had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 3 inside 50’s.

Harry MorrisonMorrison finished with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Teia Miles – Miles had 23 disposals, 6 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s.

James CousinsCousins had a team high 27 disposals, with 5 marks, 2 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s. He also had 5 frees against.

Marc PittonetHad 41 hitouts, with 7 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.

Casey (Melbourne)

Joel SmithReturned from injury and had 21 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Corey Maynard – Had a team high 32 disposals, as well as 4 marks, 16 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Jake Spencer – Finished with 8 disposals, 6 tackles and 37 hitouts.

Sam Weideman – Didn’t trouble the scorekeeper much, booting 2 behinds, along with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 14 hitouts.

Jay Kennedy-Harris – Finished with 25 disposals, 2 marks, 8 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Dion Johnstone – Johnstone had 15 disposals, 6 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Werribee (North Melbourne)

Nick Larkey – Kicked 4.2, with 14 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 3 hitouts. Has now kicked 21.10 from his 10 VFL games.

Will Fordham – Kicked 2 goals, along with 25 disposals, 7 marks, 7 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Jed Anderson – Kicked 1.1, with 23 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Sam DurdinDurdin had 16 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles, 3 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s.

Cameron Zurhaar – Zurhaar booted 2.1, along with 15 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.


Nathan BroadBroad had 20 disposals, 6 marks and 4 rebound 50’s.

Ryan GarthwaiteKicked 2.1, along with 9 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Jack GrahamKicked a goal, as well as having 15 disposals, 2 marks, 8 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.

Sandringham (St Kilda)

Bailey Rice – Rice had 17 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Ray Connellan – Kicked 2 goals, along with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Nathan FreemanHad a big game with 37 disposals (26 handballs), 4 marks, 9 tackles, 2 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s.

Nick O’KearneyHad 26 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 5 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Rowan Marshall – Kicked a goal, along with 16 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s.

Josh Battle – Booted a pair of goals, along with 9 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Footscray (Western Bulldogs)

Josh PruddenPrudden had just 11 disposals, 3 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

Kieran CollinsCollins finished with 11 disposals, 4 marks and 2 rebound 50’s.

Brad Lynch – Lynch had 14 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 rebound 50’s.

Patrick LipinskiLipinksi had just 9 disposals, 3 marks and 1 tackle.

Timothy EnglishEnglish finished with 16 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and 24 hitouts.

Lewis Young – Young kicked a goal, along with 9 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 20 hitouts.


Round 11 of the SANFL season is done, which saw Adelaide go down to Sturt 119-67 and Port Adelaide lose to Woodsville West-Torrens 85-58.


Tom DoedeeHad a team high 23 disposals, along with 2 marks, 3 tackles and 8 rebound 50’s.

Andy OttenBooted 2.1, with 15 disposals, 4 marks and 3 hitouts. May be in line for a recall with Kyle Hartigan suffering a hamstring injury.

Alex Keath – Keith had 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Jordan GallucciGallucci had 17 disposals, 4 marks, 8 tackles 4 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s.

Myles PoholkeVoted BOG for the Crows with 22 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 6 rebound 50’s.

Matthew SignorelloKicked 1.1, along with 21 disposals (13 handballs), 3 marks, 2 tackles and 2 inside 50’s.

Paul HunterTook lead ruck duties with O’Brien injured and had 26 hitouts, along with 19 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Port Adelaide

Riley BonnerFinished with 20 disposals (17 kicks), 5 marks, 2 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s.

Cameron HewettHewett had 24 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s.

Joe Atley – Atley kicked 1.1, along with 25 disposals (16 handballs), 5 marks, 13 tackles and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Jarrod Lienert – Lienert had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 5 rebound 50’s.

Dougal HowardBooted 2.1, with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 5 hitouts.

Billy FramptonFrampton had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 11 hitouts.

Jesse PalmerPalmer had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Brett EddyHad just 9 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles, but also booted 3.1.


Round 14 of the NEAFL season has concluded and saw Brisbane defeat Sydney Uni 132-67, Sydney beat Eastlake 138-47, the Gold Coast smashed Aspley 163-36 and the UWS Giants go down in a close one to the NT Thunder 97-93.


Matthew Hammelmann – Booted 3.2, along with 16 disposals and 8 marks.

Liam DawsonKicked 3 goals, with 12 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

Josh Clayton – Kicked 2 goals, as well as having 16 disposals, 7 marks and 4 tackles.

Jacob AllisonAllison had 30 disposals (23 kicks), 9 marks, 2 tackles, 6 inside 50’s, 5 rebound 50’s and booted a goal.

Corey Lyons – Has been playing well as of late, Lyons finished with 28 disposals, 3 marks, 8 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and a goal.

Blake GrewarGrewar had 19 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Oscar McInerney – Finished with 18 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 9 inside 50’s, 49 hitouts and a goal.

Gold Coast

Trent McKenzie – Finished with 24 disposals (17 kicks), 9 marks, 2 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s.

Mackenzie WillisWillis had 29 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Jack Scrimshaw – Had 24 disposals, 9 marks and 2 each of inside and rebound 50’s.

Will BrodieWas inaccurate in front of goal, kicking 1.4, but also had 21 disposals and 2 marks.

Jack Bowes – Finished with 28 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 8 inside 50’s.

Brad Scheer – Kicked 2 goals, along with 21 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.


Harry Perryman – Perryman kicked 2.1, along with 27 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 5 inside 50’s.

Isaac Cumming – Cumming had 26 disposals (18 handballs), 3 marks, 2 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s.

Zachary Sproule – Kicked a goal, along with 10 disposals and 3 marks.

Will Setterfield – Kicked 2.1, with 31 disposals, 3 marks, 17 tackles and 5 inside 50’s. His 2nd match back from his ankle injury and GWS’s injury list could see him make his debut soon.

Dawson SimpsonAmassed 52 hitouts, along with 14 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.


Harrison MarshMarsh finished with 27 disposals (19 handballs), 5 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 3 rebound 50’s.

Alex Johnson – Played his first game of football in 1736 days after having 5 knee reconstructions and 12 operations. He kicked a goal, as well as having 8 disposals and 2 inside 50’s.

Shaun EdwardsKicked 2 goals, along with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 2 rebound 50’s.

Jordan FooteBooted 1.1, with 29 disposals, 4 marks, 10 tackles and 7 inside 50’s.

Brandon JackJack had 25 disposals, 9 marks and 2 inside 50’s.

Ben RonkeKicked 2.1, with 17 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 4 inside 50’s.


Round 15 of the WAFL season ended with East Perth winning big over East Fremantle 103-42 and the Peel Thunder narrowly defeating Claremont 53-51

Peel Thunder (Fremantle)

Taylin Duman

Ryan Nyhuis – Nyhuis had a team high 30 disposals (25 kicks) with 6 marks, 4 tackles, 3 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s.

Luke StrnadicaDidn’t get any extra work with Darcy out of the side due to the return of Jonathan Griffin, so he finished with just 3 disposals, 3 tackles and 13 hitouts.

East Perth (West Coast)

Fraser McInnesMcInnes booted 3 goals, with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 4 inside 50’s.

Jordan SnaddenSnadden kicked a goal, along with 15 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Tom Lamb – Lamb had 30 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 3 inside 50’s.


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


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Use a trade and bring in Darcy for Strndica? basically running without ruck cover atm. Currently have Nank and Grundy. looking to also get Gawn. ideally don't really want to use up 2 trades this late in the year on a ruck spot…


All depends on how many trades you have left. I would hold, Nank and Grundy are reasonably durable.

Rooster XXX

Why waste a trade on ruck cover you might not need??

Cross your fingers and toes and hope Nank & Grundy (Gawn) get through the year for you….
If they miss a game late in the year then you may need to sideways trade to cover at that time….

As you said yourself in as many words – using 2 trades on the ruck line this year makes no sense…..

Blowing a trade to get cover you may or may not seems a luxury to me……


Unless you've got 7+ trades and he will make you 200k


Even if Nank or Grundy get injured/dropped, you will still be able to afford Darcy anyway

Big fact hunt

Have you got anyone you can upgrade in forward line. Trade in Gawn move Nank to forward line and you now have ruck cover. No point sideways trade for ruck cover.


Gawn or stef Martin ? Who is better for the remainder of the season?


Gawn. Martin's scoring is down with archie smith in the team


Thanks again for the service BVC. Hope Scrimshaw doesn't play this season


he probably will right at the end be another bonner


You can see it coming!


Fair effort by Alex Johnson. Hopefully he can stay fit and get his career back on track.

The Ranger

Hehe he…not got much time he says,,,and then comes up with all of that detail.
You're a bloody legend Barron, thanks mate.


Sandi, Sandi, Sandi…. I held you while you had a bit of a spell and now you do this to me.
What to do community!? I have 5 trades left and 3k in the bank. Should I downgrade him to Darcy and throw the hail mary, bank the cash and sideways trade underperforming Mids eg. Fyfe/Priddis or downgrade say a Ryan from the def bench to Witherden and get say Big Maxi Gawn? Always have Nank as cover in the fwd line.
Thoughts, comments and opinions very much appreciated!!


Witherden & Gawn


No contest. Definately get Gawn in.


Trade Hannan to Darcy via Strndica. Lose the swing for Nank but gain permanent cover?


just go Strndica to darcy


Could do with the cash though


I am in two minds. Do I keep Witts or trade to Gawn? 9 trades left with a bit of a hole in midfield waiting for Jelwood. 150K in the bank.


If you have that many trades left I wouldn't hesitate in trading Witts for Gawn.


There's no rush Gawn hasn't set the world on fire. Witts would have better fitness right now.

The Ranger

With 9 trades left I'd def do it.
Witts was always supposed to be a stepping stone wasn't he?


Hep he was… but it feels a bit odd doing a warm body trade with the year that we've had.


What do u fellas think?
Sandilands to Darcy
Then going SPP/Scooter to a premo mid…
Leaves me with roughly 750ishk
Any premo mid options would be greatly appreciated
Thinking of either Mitchell or Neale but want the community's advice.


Where was Witherden at the start of the year. He is making Brisbane look like idiots for not playing him sooner!


been building him up so he was ready for AFL
suffered a broken leg in 2016 so he had to recover from that and then just when he was about to make his debut in Rd 9 he pinged a hammy.
but now he is ready, willing and able.


Bugger me BVC
if that's a rushed shorter version I'll go he.
Love ya work.


Is 4 trades with this cover at full premium okay?
DEF: witherdon, smith(Melbourne )
MID: mountford, hibberd, deluco cardilo
Ruck: strndica
Fwd: beech, eddy


It's not ideal, but many are in the same situation.
Hold them trades until the final rounds!


Forward coverage looks ordinary but hold those trades until you really really need them.


Marc Murphy or Rockliff?


Does it have to be one of those two? Plenty of other options out there




Murphys not getting the scores he was early in the season and Rocky has yet to recover from his last injury. Look for better options or wait on Rocky.


Zorko after a price drop.


Tough decision this week.
Decided Gawn is a must have. Two ways to get him but concerned with 7 trades and $112k cash.

1. Nank to Gawn (swing Ryder forward), Martin R2;
2. Scooter & Scharenberg to Gawn & Witherden. Swing Greenwood to M8, Nank to F5.

Defence full premo, mids one short. Targeting Jelwood once his price bottoms out. Thoughts on the better option community?

James T

Hey mate, was looking at a similar problem this week too. I was able to trade SPP out, swing Greenwood to M8, swing Nank to F6 and then bring in Gawn. 8 trades left and only $60k in the bank to turn Greenwood into Jelwood or Rocky. I like option 2 as I believe at this time of the year Witherden is a must. Yes, it is using 2 trades. But having Nank back in fwd line as ruck cover and Witherden as a solid dpp swing and bench option sounds worth it to me. Cheers!


Thanks James. I hope Nank may be able to hang on and finish off around top 10 forwards. Greenwood looking good value to swing up to Jelwood.

James T

Hey guys, anyone know if Shai Bolton was just managed for the 1 game and could be back this week or not? Hes my cover in the fwd line so just curious haha


Think I read that he should be back this week. Supposed to have been managed but he was named as an emergency. Will have to wait till teams are announced.

Wizard of Ertz

Final upgrade.
I can afford:
– Cripps
– M Crouch
– D Shiel
i'm leaning JPK. Do others agree?


go cripps mate


I'd go Cripps from that bunch



neil demons delight

between cripps and jpk both good Crouch in rare touch forget Shields


Agreed JPK.

The Ranger

I'd flip a coin between JPK and Cripps


JPK, you know what you're getting.


has to JPK




JPK, the reliable beast.


Anyone heard anything on Toby Greene's injury?
How long is he likely to miss?


Does anyone have an update on Josh Deluca-Cardillo? He was named as an emergency on the weekend but was reported as withdrawn on account of knee soreness.


PS just read it's unclear whether or not he will be available – withdrawn last week with an ankle issue – not that anyone really cares but could be a cheap downgrade target with DPP swing.

neil demons delight

very good loop though beez

Harry H

Yep with Ross Lyin as coach who would know. But he's a very handy and cheap DPP so I'll likely get him in soon as want my mids to be Scooter M9, fwd DPP m10, and def DPP m11

Rick Grimes

I thinking of a controversial move. Shaw to Witherden. Watched Heater crabbing around the park last week and can't see him regaining past glories. I doubt I'd lose too many points having Witherden on the pitch instead. Moreover, if Scharenberg can get another run i can always loophole the pair. If I can get a solid 75-85 each week I'd be happy, as the proceeds could potentially generate many more points elsewhere, ie, turning Fyfe into Dusty or Nank into Gawn. Net gain.

neil demons delight

makes loads of sense to me R G/ Shaw just not a pinch on last year and if you took that big 200 out he wouldn't be great any way maybe overated /I would be careful Witherden is not another Otten up and down and not overly keen on Schara


Looks like loads are going Sandi to Darcy so why not Rick. As long as you have trades up your sleeve

Rick Grimes

I don't INP. I'd have 5 left but $320k in the bank. I'd plan to hold off any trades for another 2-3 weeks and then try to pick off some super premos for underperformers. It's a hail mary play, but that's what we play the game for.


Shaw was on about 40 at 3q time and was moved back to his usual position in the backline and go usher on 88. Had a huge last quarter. Really hope Leon Cameron keeps him there!!


Excuse my auto correct. And he he finished***


Should I look at trading Tuohy?


His scoring hasn't looked very good. Who's the trade target?


How did Brown go?


Think he was the 1st emergency for Collingwood so he didn't play.


Trade or Hold Fyfe?? Got 178k in the bank so looking at a Dusty, Neale, Merret or maybe even Cripps


Go for it Harley, he wont get back to his best this year.

The Ranger

If I had the cash and trades I'd do it but you gotta weigh that up first Harley.

Don't Blush Baby

Is Sandi to Darcy as silly as it looks ? I know every team is different but it frees up a lot cash for potentially 2 upgrades elsewhere ? I already have Steph and Nank in the FWD's

Derek wrote not long ago that Gawn has some big opponents coming up, plus no Viney or Jones underneath him for awhile, thoughts ?


He might have good opponents coming up and his best 2 underneath not going to be there for a month but his still the best Ruckman.
He hasn't been pushed on his return with 71% game time in his first game back and he wasn't always in the ruck but pushed out a 113 in his second game 78% game time coming off a 6 day break for a 96 with slightly more ruck time then the first game back after a long layoff
For mine Gawn hasn't even begun to play yet, his normal game time is around 87% so he still has 10% to come might not be this week but the week after i expect he returns to his normal game time and ruck duties for the Dees run home.
Str8 into my team at 510k don't care what's underneath him…..


6 trades left, team finished (still have fyfe and nank), is it worth going grundy to gawn? was happy to finish the year with grundy but seeing as gawn is the same price im tempted, thoughts?

The Ranger

I'd hold Grundy with only six trades left.

neil demons delight

will be super nard for Gawn without both jones and viney


Top Notch stuff Barron Von Crow!!!


These updates are outstanding and have been all year, alll the information in a one-stop shop!

The Ranger

Got Grundy and Ryder in the ruck and Nank forward so got cover.
6 trades and 53K left.
Do I go Pedersen – Gawn and swing Ryder fwd leaving me pretty much no cash or hold?
Gawn has a pretty tough run coming up and neither Jones nor Viney at his feet to turn his hit outs to advantage.
I can loop Pedersen with either Greenwood, Bolton or Pickett too.


Fyfe or S.Selwood to Gaz or Rocky???

The other trade will probably be made in a couple of weeks


How many trades is ideal at this time of the season. Also, prior to finals commencing?


As many as possible. 8-10


7 trades left, Witherden to Scooter locked in. Holding Fyfe and Nank but thinking of swinging Witherden to D6 (loop with Scharenberg) and trade Shaw to an ultra premo in the MID like Titch. Or would it be better to hold Shaw, wait a few weeks and go Greenwood to Jelwood?

Notorious mac

Heard a rumour that josh kelly wants to go to Carlton because of SOS from a reliable source


Straight in the SuperCoach side if so


Another GWS blue.
Be a handy inclusion.
Got the salary cap as ain't many pulling big $ due to the "reset" bolts loves that one.


Is it a silly idea to downgrade Shaw to Witherden?


Trade Newman or Shaw for Lloyd ?????


You've missed the boat on lloyd


Still under 450k is hardly missing the boat. Injured game aside he's averaging 99


Surely Eddy gets a gig this weekend


I've read the exact same thing just about every week in these comments


Thoughs on bringing in J.Billings?


Very foolish imho. He's had a few good games, been talked up and people searching for a POD are bringing him in. Their are much better options, and much better PODS imho.


With such few reliable options up forwards it's definitely the line to take the least risks on. If you have a decent FWD line, even with Greenwood or someone at F6 it could be worth sticking with. Look elsewhere.


Folk, I have Big Bad Burton at D7 and Lukey Ryan at D8. 4 trades left, full premo with a premo swings at F7 and Greenwood my M9. Do I sit and let Burton be whilst holding trades? Or do I go Wam Bam Big time DOMINATION time lets go shazaammmmmmmmm and sell of Burton for some 102 douchbag and turn Fyfe, Nank and Higgins (my crappy 3 premos) into Dusty, Josh Kelly and Gawn over the next two weeks leaving me no trades but coverage all over the show with big time dominators – thoughts community??

Rick Grimes

Risky. There will be injuries and you'll end up with a rookie on field. Better to hold for now and use those trades (if you still have them) come finals.


Lads, running out of trades fast. Was thinking P-P to Hawb this week (via DPP swing) – would leave 2 trades and 94k but have reasonable coverage on every line with swing sets for looping. Would leave me:

Doch, Laird, Adams, Hibberd, Lloyd, Newman (Shaw, Junker)

Danger, Titch, Jelwood, Pendles, Zerrett, Bont, Hanners, Steven (Greenwood, Bolton, Hewett)

GAWN, Witts (Strndica)

Dahl, Yeo, Wallis, McRae, JJK, Cameron, (Nank, Bayok).

Am I best to run like this (playing for league), or upgrade Steve or Shaw and leave me Witts/Nank in the ruck with no bench cover, or bring in Gawn as planned.


Anyone contemplating bringing in Darcy as R2!! he certainly appears to be able to man up and compete
would be a ballsy move,
It actually suits my structures and trades for me to do this,
I would trade out hannan for Darcy via Sterndica swing and would create a cash pool of 295K
I would have 7 trades left, it is intended to eventually trade Darcy in 4-5 weeks for a premo ruck when he is ripe for the plucking

any one else considering this move OR am I just crazy to do it let alone think about it?


I've got 8 trades left and need to upgrade two more players before full premo not including Newman. I really want to bring in Gawn but I have grundy and Kreuzer as my current rucks, I feel like Grundy to Gawn is a very stupid sideways trade. But I'm very much considering it. What should I do?


Stick to Grundy, and use your trades elsewhere.