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Round 16 Supercoach Panic Room

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God is dead. I feel like we’ve heralded the death of Gary Ablett Jnr several times over the past few years, and like the little Bald Jesus he is, he keeps coming back.

But, for realsies this time, we think Little Gary has gone to join Big Charlie Dixon in the Great Bench in the Sky.

Gary’s hamstring has twanged, and while he listed as a test, this is Gary’s body failing him. He missed what would have been his 300th against St Kilda, and only two weeks later is again missing. He missed after the Suns’ game in China. He had an injury-interrupted preseason. That shoulder is still held together with more duct tape than my shoe, and my shoe is 15 years old.

So, after the greatest Supercoach career the world has ever seen, it is time to finally, for the last time ever, say goodbye to the fantasy relevance of Gary Ablett Jnr. RIP in peace, 2011-2017, gone but not forgotten.

THE NEWS

With the obituary out the way we can hit the news proper, starting with Adelaide managing future superstar Hugh Greenwood, resting him this week. If you were always planning to upgrade him, now is as good a time as any, but I reckon you hold him. He’s brilliant cover, and could even be an F6 (says he who has no choice but to run him at F6)

As extensively discussed this week, the giant Aaron Sandilands will also miss the rest of the year with a hamstring. Trade him to Max Gawn and don’t think twice about it.

Dayne Beams has somehow been brought back from the brink of death: named for Brisbane two weeks after being nearly KILLED TO DEATH by Shane Mumford’s barrel chest, causing everyone in the footy world to scratch their collective heads. Or, as Al Paton more succinctly put it:

Joel Selwood is back, and while not 100% confirmed I’d be shocked if he doesn’t line up against the Lions. His brother, Scott Selwood, has not been named, and if you’ve still got the bastard, flick him. It’s also advisable to seethe with rage after people convinced you to bring Selwood in and you listened to them because you’re the highly suggestable type who caves to peer pressure at the drop of a hat and I need to drop my hat now because all the cool kids are doing it. Now my head’s cold. Brandon Parfitt also returns.

For the Eagles, there’s still no sign of Josh J Kennedy, which is extremely concerning. He hasn’t been seen since he injured his calf during the bye weeks and there is serious concern about his whereabouts. If you have any information on JJK, or Crouching Tiger who is STILL on his rum bender, please call the Bungalow ASAP, if not sooner. However, Matt Priddis is back.

Everyone’s favourite Bulldog Bob Murphy will miss this week with a knee complaint, Pearce Hanley has injured his hammy and Jack Viney’s foot isn’t doing the foot thing properly.

Carlton defensive maestro Caleb Marchbank is out this week with a shoulder, so if for some reason you’ve only just found the password to your Supercoach team you lost in round 8, trade him out. So too is Jake Barrett.

David Myers is back after being good in the VFL, Darcy Moore will miss, Stevie J is out and Jono Beech has been dropped.

Extended bench concerns this week are Matt White, Shai Bolton, potential debutants and members of the Funny Names Club Cam ‘Don’t Mess With The’ Zurhaar, William ‘Ann’ Drew and Ryan ‘Sit Down Son, You Haven’t Had Enough Sleep To Think Of A Good Pun For Nyuis’ Nyhuis.

Joe Atley may also make his debut but has a boring name, which begs the question of if a player debuts without Patch making fun of his name, does he really debut?

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The potentially returning Joel Smith is on an extended bench, as is Sam Petrovski-Seton and Declan Mountford.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

We’ve got Melbourne vs. Carlton this week in our play at home Draftstars contest, and I finally had a good week last week! Coming in around the 80’s, I was let down by one key decision – to pick Scott Pendlebury.

I won’t be making that mistake this week, largely because it’s impossible to select Pendles this week due to Collingwood, you know, not playing.

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This is what I’ve gone with this week, with Liam Jones, full back of the 21st century, as lock at 8.4k. While his game is far better suited to both CoachKings and Supercoach, he’ll still rack up some nice points on an underdone Jesse Hogan this week.

Christian Petracca is my absolute lock in the midfield for Melbourne this week. With Viney and Jones missing and more strength in the forward line, ‘Truck’ is a lock for prime midfield time, and could bust out a 30-possession game.

Sam Docherty, similarly, is a must have, and as much as I’d love Bryce Gibbs, he’s simply too expensive to justify picking. Mitch Hannan and Jeffy Garlett are mainly being picked due to my Boss’ undying love for Garlett and his backing that Hannan is building – as pointed out by Kev in the comments of Jock’s report last night.

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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

I’m due to be at work in less than 6 hours and I’m still writing so this is not good.

Dangerfield VC. Docherty C. Maybe Kruzer.

If you’ve got the time on Saturday, maybe see if Scott Pendlebury can rip Essendon to shreds, as I have a sinking feeling Collingwood will do (Varcoe is back, and they’re 6-1 with him in the side #RIPEssendonFinals).

Bont? Nup. Sloane? Not on recent form. Any Doggies forward like Macrae or whatnot? Pass. Tex Walker? Shut up, Patch, stop trying to make Tex Walker a thing. He will never be a thing. JPK? Yeah nah. Zerrett? Maybe. Probably not. Treloar? *groaning noise* Gawn? Would be a brave human.

I need my beauty sleep, so byeeeeee community. Good luck this weekend, and remember to #PutOutYourBaldCaps for The Little Master tonight in his memory. Adieu!

Patch 

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FetusDave

What's the crack with JJK? Been holding him injured for ages, they keep saying "it's a test" or "he'll likely play next week".

Seeker

I know, right?

I'm getting rid of him (mainly because Huge Greenwood has been excellent as his cover). I'll pick up JJK's team mate Yeo so the following will happen: 1) Yeo will spud it up this week, and 2) JJK will score 140 in Rd 17.

Trading JJK also means holding Rockliff so I hope he does a Tom J Lynch and lifts.

I was seconds away from trading Lynch to Greene last week and only didn't because I was busy and missed the lockout…thereby ensuring my best move in SuperCoach 2017 was one I DIDN'T make.

Stirlsy

STIRLSY reporting from the West…

JJK has been jogging laps for past 2 weeks, the injury a calf but 2 weeks after he did it he had another scan and there was a small problem with his achillies that was going to hold him back for 2 or 3 weeks.
I'd say he will be back next week if you still have him….. I flicked him the week he went down it looked bad and from what he said and the club it was going to be a minimum of 3 weeks.

Seeker

Thanks Stirlsy.

JJK is dropped as of right now. However, if Greenwood is a late IN, then I will probably hold…probably

Stirlsy

I think he will be back next week but its no certain thing, Achillies if thats how you spell it are slow to heal, he had a small rip in it.

INPieman

It's like Rory Lairds toe last year. 2 weeks turned into about 6

Steven Jurica

You slagged Laird at the start of this year saying he misses too many games… not one this year yet and a must have down back.

INPieman

I've had Laird all season. I did not say that

Holty

I think a lot of us did. I didnt start him because of his durability. Has never got through a whole season before.

Rick Grimes

He's been a bit poor of late tho, 89,59,134,72,72 = 85.2 five round average. Considering Shaw has a five round average of 83, I'm surprised he's not copping more flack.

Tommo09

I wouldn't count the SuperCoach God out yet! He is averaging 110 and if he can somehow stay on the park he is definitely in the best 8 midfielders in the comp! I may bring him in to my team in two weeks!

SC_Kev7

That's a big "somehow", Tommo. Still a gun, obviously, you don't score 210 being shit, but after playing the first 8 games his next 8 have been 4 played, 3 miss, and a bye. His hammy is a fresh injury too, is he running out of steam? Unless you've got a premo M9 loop you don't want 600k sitting on your bench

Derek

i have buyers remorse. got Gaz 3 weeks ago when i traded out fyfe.

Shake n bake

You trading him out Derek?

Dave

I would highly recommend to everyone to hold Hugh Greenwood A he hasn't maxed out yet and he is a decent F7 option especially for finals

Derek

i don't think there will be anyone getting rid of him this week

INPieman

Excusable if it's to avoid a donut

Moustachio

I might. Need cash.

ScottD

3,370 coaches have traded him out this week (so far)

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Wow.
Didn't realize t hat many stupid people played super coach.

Derek

they must be people who were relying on him to be their F6 (by default) and have pickett/eddy/bolton types on the bench

I saw Long is named this week. Who's place has he taken?

Steven Jurica

I think he took Michael Symons place

Bevo

Lol. Doubt many will get that. Michael was a handy footballer who would have been very handy if his kicking ability was half as good as his hand balling ability. But it wasn't.

Steven Jurica

Ranked 57th and upgrading him to Martin this week.

Stupid is as stupid does.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

fair enough if it improves your team
horse for courses and all that

Supercoach is like a box of chocolates …..

if you read the wrapper closley you can always pick out the best ones 🙂

Borko

I think I will trade him this week to get another premo into my team … I know he still has cash to make but you cant use that until at least Round 18 and, while he has been very good, he is not a premo. Personally, I will take him up to T.Adams as my last defensive upgrade … pretty happy with that just costing me 140K.

THE SALTSHAKERS

yeah id prefer to trade stewart ess but with greene out i get a doughy as i want witherden.

So can

A) Trade scooter to witherden $277k in bank, use witherden as M8, leaves 6 trades left then next week trade stewart to Pendles (move Greenwood to fwds)

B) Scooter > witherden + Greenwood to Pendles as M8, leaves 5 trades, fully upgraded $75k cash

Thoughts???

gaz

Agree totally – he can be F7 or M9 option.

Leeds17

If he's your F7 with no plans to trade then it doesn't really matter if he's maxxed out or not does it?

Mystic Mac

Holding JJK one more week.. Murphy's Law he will play next week and kick 7 if I trade him.

Patch

On the back of that news, Mac, I'm chucking a fiver on him missing again 😛

Super_Freak

Have to replace Sandi this week, and there are so many options. Is anyone concerned that Gawn may re-injure that hammy? Ryder is cheaper, seems pretty consistent atm, and doesn't have that injury cloud over him?

If I DG Greenwood to Witherden I can afford Kruezer, but I just know he'll burn me if I bring him in. I really want to keep Greenwood for cover, so probably DG Scharenberg instead. Reckon this could be a season defining trade.

SC_Kev7

I guess there's a chance, SF. On the flip side, Ryder hasn't managed a full season since 2011. I'm firmly in the "burnt by Ryder before" camp, so I prefer Gawn. In 5% of teams v Ryder's 19%

Patch

Couldn't have put it better myself. Not concerned by Gawn re-injuring his hammy and think you'll be chasing the car on Kruez

Rivo

So with 7 trades, $112k and 2 premo holes to fill, I am sticking with the 2 trades this week;

Scooter & Pickett to Gawn & Witherden.

Ryder & Nank go forward. Greenwood swings to bench M9, Witherden on field as my last on field rookie – this week.

Am I mad or is waiting for Jelwood still the right plan for the final upgrade?

IntheNickofTime

I'd wait if money is tight, but is Selwood the player for you? I'd be looking to go full premo (or keeper) ASAP. Personally I'm overlooking him, instead preferring to get Dusty.

Rivo

Thanks Nicol. Dusty would be great but can't afford him without offloading another premo – so it's a no go. Jelwood may be affordable in a week or 2, so Gawn this week. Good luck!

Patch

Gawn a must have this week, so waiting for Selwood not a bad idea in this case but reasess next week. Trades look good

Rivo

Hi Patch, thanks. Cash will be tight for the final upgrade regardless, so holding that precious trade until the time is right.

Jager Bombs

T Mitchell, Pendles or Neale – Which mid comes home the strongest.

Neale ownership is 7.8% while the other 2 are 18.8% and 25% respectively.

Why is Neale such an unpopular pick.

IntheNickofTime

I'm not sure why – but at the moment it could the unreliability of the ruckman tapping it down to him. But I think he's done more than enough for a season and a half to justify getting picked without a second thought.

INPieman

I reckon there's some Ross factor in why people don't pick Neale. And after what he did to Barlow last year it's fair enough

Jager Bombs

So in saying what you have said would you take TMitchell or Pendles instead

INPieman

I'd take Titch or Neale over Pendles ATM. Unknown taggers are taking him out of games too easily. His evasive skills are not as sharp. Toss a coin for Titch or Neale. Both great options

Jager Bombs

Thanks Mate.

Westy

I reckon in all the Fyfeislife hype people didn't realise Nealeisunreal.

A great POD.

Top Gun

I believe some part is due to the fact we don't get to see him much playing in WA.

Randomcliche

Agreed.

Russty_

Cause his Coach is such an unpopular prick? 🙂

Trixymills

Anyone know how long bald Jesus is out for

Patch

Only listed as a week or so from memory but I'm worried regardless. Missed 3 of the last 7

Russty_

Get rid of him Trixymills.

Mark

So I have 6 trades, 200k in the bank, greenwood as my f6 with no cover and Scott selwood as my m8 with mountford as cover. Should I trade scooter and cop a 0 or trade greenwood to heeney?

THE SALTSHAKERS

yeah do it not many games left

Hutto76

Not sure who your bench fwds are but is it an option to trade one of them, bring mountford down front to cover Greenwood, bringing in Witherden to cover scooter? Then you don't need to trade out Greenwood, which may also allow you to use your second trade to upgrade Scooter? Very much depends on your set-up?

Otherwise, tough call. No one wants a donut on field at anytime, but with minimal trades, Greenwood may have to go early?

SC Connoisseur

Adelaide VS Western Bulldogs

R Laird:
Avg VS WB since 2015: 59 from 1
2016 AO Avg: 96.88 from 9 (low of 74 and a high of 129, 1/9 below 80, 7/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
2017 AO Avg: 110.75 from 8 (low of 72 and a high of 147, 3/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)
2016 Night Avg: 88.44 from 9 (low of 71 and a high of 112, 2/9 below 80, 8/9 below 100, 1/9 110+)
2017 Night Avg: 98.25 from 8 (low of 59 and a high of 134, 4/8 below 100, 2/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 106.9 from 10 (low of 72 and a high of 147, 4/10 below 100, 4/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 88.75 from 4 (low of 59 and a high of 124, 2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)

R Sloane:
Avg VS WB since 2012: 102.17 from 6 (low of 60 and a high of 146, 2/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2016 AO Avg: 119.91 from 11 (low of 81 and a high of 145, 3/11 below 100, 6/11 120+, 3/12 140+)
2017 AO Avg: 112.75 from 8 (low of 66 and a high of 177, 4/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)
2016 Night Avg: 110.83 from 12 (low of 82 and a high of 145, 5/12 below 100, 4/12 120+, 2/12 140+)
2017 Night Avg: 111.63 from 8 (low of 66 and a high of 177, 4/8 below 100, 3/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 124.6 from 10 (low of 66 and a high of 177, 3/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 79.75 from 4 (low of 70 and a high of 89)

M Bontempelli:
Avg VS Adel since 2015: 115.5 from 2 (low of 82 and a high of 149)
2016 Night avg: 107.67 from 12 (low of 79 and a high of 149, 6/12 below 100, 5/12 120+, 2/12 140+)
2017 Night Avg: 119.22 from 9 (low of 81 and a high of 141, 3/9 below 100, 6/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 116.86 from 7 (low of 88 and a high of 140, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 103 from 7 (low of 81 and a high of 141, 5/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)

L Dahlhaus:
Avg VS Adel since 2014: 125.67 from 3 (low of 113 and a high of 136, 2/3 120+)
2016 Night avg: 98.63 from 8 (low of 71 and a high of 113, 3/8 below 100)
2017 Night Avg: 95.33 from 9 (low of 65 and a high of 124, 4/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 110.14 from 7 (low of 78 and a high of 145, 1/7 below 100, 3/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 91.43 from 7 (low of 65 and a high of 124, 5/7below 100, 1/7 120+)

J Macrae:
Avg VS Adel since 2014: 99 from 3 (low of 82 and a high of 128, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 105.67 from 9 (low of 84 and a high of 123, 3/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 106 from 7 (low of 85 and a high of 122, 3/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 96.14 from 7 (low of 70 and a high of 123, 3/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)

Keenbutclueless

Based on this, Dahl is a genuine VC option. Gotta say wasn't on my radar as a VC option until I read this. Out there, but will consider.

Keenbutclueless

Glad I didn't! 24 at halftime

Russty_

Oh cool don't worry then guys, he will get 71 in the next half to score 95..cause it's a night game.

SC Connoisseur

Collingwood VS Essendon:

T Adams:
Avg VS Ess since 2015: 106.75 from 4 (low of 78 and a high of 131, 1/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
2017 MCG Avg: 102.89 from 9 (low of 68 and a high of 120, 3/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 100.14 from 7 (low of 68 and a high of 120, 3/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 113.2 from 5 (low of 105 and a high of 122, 2/5 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 97.44 from 9 (low of 64 and a high of 117, 4/9 below 100)

S Pendlebury:
Avg VS Ess since 2007: 116.15 from 20 (low of 46 and a high of 170, 5/20 below 100, 11/20 120+, 4/20 140+, 3/20 160+)
2016 MCG Avg: 120.21 from 14 (low of 82 and a high of 161, 2/14 below 100, 7/14 120+, 4/14 140+)
2017 MCG Avg: 116.67 from 9 (low of 67 and a high of 149, 3/9 below 100, 5/9 120+)
2016 Afternoon Avg: 120.3 from 10 (low of 100 and a high of 143, 5/10 120+, 2/10 140+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 105.14 from 7 (low of 67 and a high of 149, 4/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 MCG Afternoon Avg: 107 from 6 (low of 67 and a high of 149, 3/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2017 MCG Afternoon Avg in Wins: 139.5 from 2 (low of 130 and a high of 149)
2017 MCG Avg in Wins: 140.33 from 3 (low of 130 and a high of 149, 3/3 120+, 2/3 140+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 130.8 from 5 (low of 108 and a high of 149, 4/5 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 97.44 from 9 (low of 67 and a high of 146, 6/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)

A Treloar:
Avg VS Ess since 2014: 117 from 4 (low of 94 and a high of 141, 1/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
2017 MCG Avg: 105.89 from 9 (low of 71 and a high of 141, 4/9 below 100, 3/9 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 99.43 from 7 (low of 71 and a high of 141, 4/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 114.6 from 5 (low of 71 and a high of 141, 1/5 below 100, 3/5 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 98.88 from 8 (low of 72 and a high of 141, 4/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)

Z Merrett:
Avg VS Coll since 2016: 68 from 2 (low of 53 and a high of 83)
2017 MCG Avg: 106.2 from 5 (low of 83 and a high o 137, 3/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 93.8 from 5 (low of 83 and a high of 107, 4/5 below 100)
2017 Avg in Wins: 116.67 from 6 (low of 83 and a high of 137, 1/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 109.75 from 8 (low of 87 and a high of 141, 4/8 below 100, 3/8 120+)

Keenbutclueless

This is really good stuff. Thank you for your efforts in putting this together and sharing with the JR Community

Pablo

Great info Connoisseur. Very helpful and confirmed my dilemma of who to VC -Pendles or Bont. I am leaning to Pendles, as Collingwood have to lift- don't they??? Either way C on Danger in the background ready to cleanup any fallout.

Choice

Nek minut…. SBJ averages 200 over super coach finals

Randomcliche

SBJ? You looking for SBW in that other footy code?

Choice

sweet baby jesus

Stirlsy

Think ill be playing 21 with Greenwood having a rest, no cover as most on the bench are named as EMG… 3 of em and the best chance i have is Ross the tossing Boss if he names Deluca tonite.
Wotta me chances………..

INPieman

As you know as a WA lad Stirlsy, Deluca has racked up insane numbers in the WAFL. His 2nd quarter against the Cats was very good until he picked up an injury. Think he's a good chance to get back in. But it's Ross so who really knows

Stirlsy

Don't call me a WA lad …VIC born and bred Pieman ….. Vic Park was my 2nd home as a kid….. Iv just been stuck in this 2 team State for 20 years iv done my time here looking at coming back to Vic next year.

INPieman

Nice. Can we trade you with Buckley

Seeker

LOL

Stirlsy

I think i could coach better then him, but that's just my opinion, at least id be cheaper, put it to Eddie!!!!!

INPieman

I'm nominating you & Mick Malthouse as candidates Stirlsy. I'm sure your the value selection!

neil demons delight

well said

Rocksta

Josh Thomas JS?

He's expensive, but a good swing set with Greenwood for cover and should average 75 odd I would have thought.

I don't want to trade out Greenwood as he should still make 90 odd K and could even be a straight swap for Jelwood in 3 weeks.

Thoughts?

Trixymills

I like him, at this time of year good to have descent cover

ScottD

Looked at that one myself for same reason, would think JS would be pretty good but if Pies lose tomorrow would likely mean more emphasis on kids with Daicos, Brown and the like getting games put into them

INPieman

Agree with Scott. As soon as it's mathematically impossible to make the finals (which won't take long) the "sell hope" campaign will begin. And kids like Daics Jnr Brown Shaz Kirby & Chris Mayne will get rolled out as the future stars. Josh Thomas doesn't have good JS. At least wait till he's on the bubble

Leeds17

He is only 25 and playing for his football life.

Stirlsy

If he got enough mid time he scores ok but if left fwd he struggles to score, JS up in the air they might want to play him because he has been out for so long, but they will roll out the kids sooner rather then later.

mzd

should i get lachie neale or titch ?

SC_Kev7

Titch

Mickey P

Titch – reliable

TheGreatBozza

What about Cripps? High ceiling

Da_Boysh

Hi All,

I need the brains trust,

With Greenwood out getting Gawn has become a low priority with no forward cover.

Current trade plan is to boot Scooter for Witherden and getting rid of the stain Mcinnes for an extreme FWD POD eg J Riewoldt or Wingard (thats all I can afford). Any other suggestions? I am donig this to keep Greenwood but I could always cash him in which means I can afford gawn and get Witherden.

What to do!

Rocksta

If you can get Gawn and Witherden in by trading Greenwood without a sideways trade, I'd pull the trigger.

THE SALTSHAKER

if greenwood hits 70s which is likely when he makes another say 40k after his next game rnd 17, are you then going to upgrade him? if so youre burning a trade in 2 weeks anyway, with 3 games in leagues left. Only reason to keep greenwood over mcinnes would be based on which ones the better scorer

If you scooter > witherden then Greenwood > mid or fwd

Who is your ruck?

Da_Boysh

I have nank and goldy in the ruck, if i boot Greenwood i will upgrade to Gawn with nank swing and get the cash from Scooter to Witherden,

Otherwise i hold onto Greenwood, dont get Gawn, but I move Mcinees up to a risky premo like Wingard or someone

Leeds17

If you're are really feeling an out maybe go down Patches Draftstars thinking with Petracca, Kids has never had more than 24 disposals in a game and has only knocked out 4 100s in his career this far BUT Dees need him to breakout over the next month.

Jordan

Fyfe or Rockliff

Keenbutclueless

Trading out or trading in?

Jamie

I have both, both are performing poorly, there are better in form options

Darcy Kelly

What premo foward should i bring in? I have yeo, macrae, dahl, franklin and nank(nank will turn into toby when he comes back).

Thanks community

SC_Kev7

Recent owner of Billings, Darcy. Super impressed by him. Walters has a 3 round average of 124

Nick

Ryder

ScottD

Fahour story not over

Former AFL executive Ali Fahour has been charged by police over an alleged on-field punch that resulted in him being banned from football for life.

Victoria Police confirmed that a 35-year-old Preston man had been charged.on summons with intentionally cause injury, recklessly cause injury and unlawful assault following the incident in the Northern Football League match in Whittlesea last Saturday.

Rocksta

Does that mean Bugg is going to be charged as well?
Double standards!
At the end of the day, it's assault, but if the Police are going to start charging people for incidents on the playing field, it needs to be the same for all players in all comps, including the AFL.
Does anybody know if high end sporting organisations have exemptions for this sort of stuff?

ScottD

Agree, only straw they could clutch for differences between this and Bugg, Barry Hall etc was the fact he ran 20 metres to land the punch indicating a higher level of premeditation and intent

INPieman

Agree Rocksta! People die from coward punches. Charge them with assault & let the courts deal with them. AFL players are not above the law

Shake n bake

Eddy comes in for Port.

Shake n bake

Only into the 25 man squad for now.

TheGreatBozza

Locking in Scooter > Witherden, Sandi > Gawn.

I've wanted to get Witherden in my backline as I currently have Lloyd at M8 who I want to swing back to my DEF, but I can't justify trading out Scharenberg, Ryan or Shaw ahead of Scooter.

SirSamuel016

I may be a little stuffed right now because I am looking at two duck eggs in the forward line this week from Toby Greene and Hugh Greenwood. I've got 7 trades left (can make two this week) and have 17.5k in the bank. What should I do about Greene? My team is:
DEF: Doch, Adams, Rance, Lloyd, Shaw, Montagna (Ryan, MHibberd)
MID: Danger, TMitch, Zerrett, The Bont, Pendles, Hanners, Treloar, Priddis (SBolton, Mountford, JCousins)
RUCK: Grundy, Nank (Preuss)
FWD: Dahlhaus, Franklin, TJLynch, Greene, Greenwood, MWhite (SDurdin, TMiles)

Rocksta

Trade Bolton to Josh Thomas as he is a mid/fwd. 
Expensive, but also cheap for somebody whom has played several years of Senior Footy. Should be good for a 75 to 80 average and thus good cover.

THE SALTSHAKER

Bolton > witherden and greenwood > heeney or wingard

EddyEddyHesOurMan

EDDY IS IN! I repeat Eddy is in to replace Broadbent!

Defying_Madness

Serious?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

squad I think at the moment_moment of truth will be 5 bells

INPieman

If he's a travelling E that would make people using him as captain loop VERY nervous after what happened last time

Sophie

He isn't even in the 25 on the afl ap tho?

Top Gun

Named E. Doubtful he will get a game.

Patch

I traded him two weeks ago… Fuuuuuuu-

Rocksta

Trade Bolton to Josh Thomas as he is a mid/fwd.
Expensive, but also cheap for somebody whom has played several years of Senior Footy. Should be good for a 75 to 80 average and thus good cover.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Belta of a read patch – gr8 stuff
who is the patch poison potato we shouid avoid this week or are you sititng tight due to lack of trades?
Agree, unless a rookie gets a patch up not worth a look.

Patch

Jezza Cameron coming in this week. I regret it already but I regret everyone else more

Bhargs

Gawn or S Martin??

SC_Kev7

Stef bit up and down with Archie hanging about. He's played 5 on the trot now so it's looking like Fagan will stick with him until the end of the year.

I'd go Gawn.

Bhargs

Yeah might go Gawn while his BE is only 95

Patch

Gawn easily for mine

Daniel

Bit of a tricky one for me this week. Im two trades off a full premo team. Thinking I should trade Fyfe and fill hs spot with Dusty when he drops in price a bit. Should I trade Fyfe this week then put Greenwood on my mid bench. That would mean I have Witherden on field at M8. Then put nank into my forward line and pick up Gawn. Not sure if thats a good trade choice. Let us know

Rick Grimes

Could work. Gawn should give you elevated scoring in the Ruck. Nank is decent enough at F6 and you could loop him with Greenwood when he's back. At worst you can't afford Dusty, there will be other fallen premos to pick off. I'm weighing up a similar idea with a Shaw downgrade to Witherden which will allow me to pick off Cripps, Gawn and Dusty over the next two weeks.

Daniel Z

Which midfielder of these four would you leave on your bench this week?

Ebert / Fyfe / Priddis / Lloyd, J.

Thanks in advance community.

Sandinuts

Priddis

Derek

Ebert. he has gone cold

Russty_

He has with 2 x 58's in a row, when I traded Koby Stevens out after he scored a 55 and a 58, he then bounced back with a 97 and a 106.

I'd bench Priddis., 4 out of his last 5 scores have been mediocre for an alleged premo.

Derek

you almost have to go with pridis at home though

Russty_

I think it's his stupid hair holding him back Derek lol

Daniel Z

Thanks fellas, sounds like Ebert or Priddis this week. Has Ebert been tagging the last couple weeks? Is he going to keep tagging?

Rick Grimes

How far off can Scherenberg be?

Ja191

who knows, bucks is selecting like a mad man. Just give up and accept defeat bucks.

INPieman

Before the Port game Buckley said Darcy Moore was one of the in form Forwards in the comp! I nearly wet my pants when I heard him say that. He's been monstered all season & struggles for a kick. Scharenberg should be in the team

neil demons delight

The woods seem to have a lot of these father / sons types. Moore Daics Brown.. Maybe Bucks just wants them to be like their fathers rarely happens maybe Ablett is close.You are quite correct Moore not in form and Cox also

Nick

GO BOMBERS!!!

Sandinuts

Sandilands to Gawn & Fisher to Witherden, good trades?

INPieman

Rock solid

Sandinuts

Decided instead to go Sandi and Shaw for Gawn and Doc

INPieman

Even better!

Sandinuts

Doesnt leave me with much cash but its probably worth it

Derek

drooling….

Gaz

Do I trade Shaw to Adams? I have 9 trades left 100k and 1 trade to complete team includes Newman as a keeper and Greenwood as M9 or F7.

Daniel Z

I would, especially with 10 trades left.

Mickey P

Any/all suggestions appreciated community. Want to (try to) keep it brief so you do not nod off, so here it is.
•I am ranked 98th – fell from 80th last week thanks to Toby Greene donut and now he is not playing again
•I have no bench cover as Bolton and Greenwood both out – so I have to trade if I want to avoid a donut
•Currently have 8 trades left, using one on Stewart > Witherden
•Wanting overall rank, never been this high before so assume I have to be aggressive and not carry Greene?

Current team
Backs – Docherty, Laird, Adams, Hibberd, Lloyd, Newman (Witherden/Ryan)
Mids – Danger, Titch, Merrett, Bont, Pendles, Kelly, Treloar, JPK (Greenwood/Myers/Cousins)
Ruck – Witts, Nank (Strnadica)
Fwds – Yeo, Dahl, Heeney, Wallis, Greene, Lynch (Bolton/Bayok)

My thoughts are either
1.Greene to Ryder for ruck bench cover (Nank to Gawn next week) or
2.Greene to Macrae straight swap (Bolton to Gawn next week, swing Nank fwd as F7)
3.Greene to …..???

Any advice greatly appreciated, the community got me into the top 100, would love the community to help me stay there

Sandinuts

Greene to Macrae?

Keenbutclueless

Greene to Gawn

davo

greene to gawn for sure!

Patch

I like this one – mind games at the top will be messing with people wanting a POD by not having him. See the value, take the value

Derek

you must have some decent cash after trading in Witherden? do you have enough to go Bolton to Ryder? will need $295k (should have at least $220k from Witherden trade).

Top Gun

You need Gawn and Macrae. One in this week the other next week

BrownlowBoy

Is anyone copping a donut this week?

Mickey P

at the moment yes …. but trying to avoid as per my post above …. Greenwood and Greene out got me

Leeds17

Same situation here

IntheNickofTime

At the moment I have put a huge amount of faith in Sean Darcy at F2 just for this week, so I can get Dusty in instead and wait for Kreuzer to hopefully drop a little in price before next week. Greenwood's omission really stuffed me.

BrownlowBoy

Yes well, Greenwood stuffed me as well, I'm copping a donut unless Eddy comes in.

HarryO

Eddys not even on the extended bench? no chance

Defying_Madness

Yeah he is

Russty_

Eddy's in the 25 man squad for Broadbent, find out at 5 if he'll play.

Cogla13

Eddy an emergency. Risky to loop with him.

Cogla13

He would have been in the original 25 you'd think if he was being considered. I think he is destined to be an emergency.

Beezneez

In the same boat with Greenwood and Greene. My original plan was to get in Cripps for Fisher after a Bolton downgrade (required) and put Greenwood on the fwd line to cover Greene. My options now are:

1. No problem if Eddy is named.
2. Bolton to Deluca to cover Greene (probably not the best scoring option) but continues the DPP link with Greenwood. Other
options instead of Deluca include Wylie Buzza and Sean Darcy.
3. Greenwood to Josh Thomas – would prefer not to get rid of Greenwood and although I think Thomas's scoring will be okay have
noticed Pieman's take on his JS.

Any help appreciated prior to the start of Crows v Bulldogs.

Russty_

Eddy's not playing so that narrows it down.

Beezneez

Thanks Russty. Neither is Deluca. Might have to be Buzza.

Russty_

I'd go Darcy over Buzza Beez, he looks pretty big and strong, not like one of those skinny, under-developed Rucks, he's young but might be able to handle it, or could alternatively crash and burn if he was just running on adrenaline his first few games.
It's a gamble that could or couldn't pay off.

James

Bont or Sloane vc tonight?

Mickey P

Sloane – Bont has been doing my head in for ages!!

Nick

VC Danger into Doch 🙂

Finnius123

Every man and his dog should be on that

Russty_

Yeah but ya have to be careful Finn…VC-ing Danger so late into the round, that you still have a viable loophole for the C.

Easy to get caught out.

Stirlsy

Hate it but im going to give Sloane a shot at the VC Dogs don't normally tag.
Risky, but its going to be wet so im hearing, and last time he played in wet he went off for a 177 …

Whatyasmokin

Yep pretty wet it seems tonight.

Russty_

Kudos to you for still having Sloane!

Whatyasmokin

Sloane into Danger

Trixymills

Anyone have Ablett and if so are you holding of gunna trade , I'm leaning towards trading got 10 left but not sure wether it's a proper hammy or just tightness

Finnius123

Got ten left I would trade as he is probably going to miss a couple more weeks before seasons end

Joshua

Eddy in might just save me from a dreaded donut, praise be to Breddy

Choppers

Sorry mate, Eddy is Emergency….

Jaegerbomb

Hey boys would Ryan < Guthrie and shuey< dusty be a good trade

Russty_

Have you already got Witherden?

Jagerbomb

Yes

Cogla13

Have a think about Joel Smith if he gets named tonight. He played round 1 for Melbourne and has been injured since.

Russty_

Yeah he's named on the starting bench.

Russty_

I'd keep Ryan though, he's playing.

Whatyasmokin

Ryan set to make 20k. Dusty should stagnate or drop in cash.

FCAbel

Greg write up patch. Live your style.

ThatsGoldJerry

I agree with Greg and just live

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS

Thoughts on trading out Greenwood (M9) for Lachie Hunter and using Hunter as a loophole option? Hunter can find the ball and go big, been down this year but knowing his ceiling has me interested in pulling the trigger….

Patch

Feel Greenwood can do the same though, which sort of wastes the trade I feel.

Russty_

Here's a bit of news for those of you who traded Darcy in this week, Lee Spurr is out of the game and is being replaced in the 25 man squad by Jon Griffin.
Don't know if he'll start but if he does, it could dramatically decrease Darcy's output.

Cogla13

If it doesn't happen this week it will further down the line. I wouldn't be risking Darcy at R2.

Derek

i thought Griffin would have been given the job ahead of darcy

Russty_

Yeah me too, he got left out.

Taco

H.Shaw to T.Adams?
7 trades left, full premo (counting witts and newman as premos)

Pacca Jnr

Head to head – who do people think is a better choice for last forward spot? Both have good draw, Ryder 3 of last 4 in Adelaide, Macrae 3 of last 4 at Etihad? Who scores more for the rest of the year?

Macrae Ryder
Price499,000 496,600
B/E 94 82
Avg 101 96
3 rd avg 91 111
5 rd avg 96 99
Rd 16Adel (AO) WC (DS)
Rd 17Carl (MCG) NM (AO)
Rd 18Suns (CAZ) Dees (MCG)
Rd 19Ess (ES) StK (AO)
Rd 20Lions (G) Crows (AO)
Rd 21GWS (ES) Pies (AO)
Rd 22Port (ES) Dogs (ES)
Rd 23Haw (ES) Suns (AO)

P.Cripps

Macrae is fairly consistent

P.Cripps

If I was forward eligible whack me down there. But I reckon Ima start trying come this point of the season. Got the all clear from bolts to do whatever I want in the guts, I'm set to explode.

Leeds17

My head says Macrae but gut is telling me Ryder

Pacca Jnr

exactly!!!

Joe T

Is it worth trading out Myers or D. Lloyd for Witerden to maximise DPP links across all areas, or just get rid of Schranberg/Bolton to get rid of a non-playing bench player and maximise cash building?

I'm leaning towards trading Lloyd out since the difference between them all is 30k max, but this season has shown that a little extra money can go a long way

Cogla13

Yeh, trade Lloyd, he's not a big scorer anyway and the DPP link is valuable. Witherden is a better bench warmer for backup.

CaptKaOs

Got a high risk idea to think about. I've held Heater all year and couldn't be more disappointed.
So I look at the Lions kid Witherden warming my bench. Similar average to Heater. Similar projected score to Heater. A lot less $$$.
I also have Perryman (def/mid) and Willis (def/mid) warming my mid bench who could swing to a vacated def bench slot.
Surely the Lions keep getting games into the kids from here on. D5/D6 types are not where you usually make your best scores anyway.
So why not put Witherden as D6, cash in Heater and spend the dollars on mid/fwd upgrades. Yep, it thins out my def bench cover, but I can't see Heater scoring a hell of a lot more than Witherden based on what I've seen so far.
Am I crazy?

Derek

depends on who you then get. it will need to be an uber premium to make the trade worth it

Patch

If you've got the trades, I don't mind it – although your team would need to be very spot on to justify it

garfield_da_cat

Is is worth bring in Gawn for Witts? I already have Grundy at R1

Cogla13

I'd wait until Gawn shows some decent form and then revisit. No at the moment. Also, only if you have plenty of trades left.

garfield_da_cat

cheers

Stupid Coach

Thoroughly enjoyable again Patch. Makes Friday afternoons very entertaining. Thoughts on which of the following options I should take

1) Trading Parsons to Darcy and SPP to Macrae, swap him with Greenwood and put Witherden on the field.
2) Parsons to Darcy, swap SPP and Greenwood and upgrade SPP to Buddy, Ryder or a forward under 510K. .

Stupid Coach

Also – advice of VC and C this week. Should I put VC on Pendles or Zerrett and C on Danger or VC on Danger and C on Docherty.

Stupid Coach

Just realised I can't bring in Darcy as he is listed as a ruckman only and I would have to trade D Cameron or Strndica which is a waste as it doesn't give me enough to upgrade SPP. God damn it!!

Nick

Josh Thomas or Matt White? After a cheap Mid / Forw
Cheers guys!

Stupid Coach

Contemplating the same . White – if you have the cash as he will make money for you quicker than Thomas who only played his first game last week.

Nick

Downgrading scooter so will make some $… but just curious about job security

Whatyasmokin

Thomas. Go him in his rookie year is a ball magnet. No faith in Whites ability to hold his spot or his body not breaking down.

Laurie

Hi I need some advice please I have 9 trades left and I have to trade Sandilands. I have also kept Josh Kennedy who his killing me.

I could trade either Berry or Powell Pepper for Karpony and then Sandi to Gawn leaving $144k and can then swing Karpony to fwd to cover a donut and keep Kennedy …meaning I now have mid fwd swing and could trade Kennedy for Macrae if necessary next week (that's if trade PP over Berry)

Or trade Kennedy to Buddy …Sandi – Gawn 35k left

I'm leading towards option as it would mean midfield bench are all duals just not sure if I should keep PP or Berry? obviously PP gives more money and Berry is Dual position that's why leading to PP.

Also I know noting about Karpony it's really just have a dual for cover in moments like this when I have bloody donuts….

Laurie

Or option 3 sandi – Jacobs
Kennedy – Macrae

Means no donuts 9k in bank seriously doing my own head in now

Cogla13

You've kept Kennedy this long I think you have to keep him now. You know if you trade him he will be in next week.

Shake n bake

Eddy didn't make the cut

Rick Grimes

Is Joel Smith playing?

Russty_

Yep he's on the interchange bench.

Rick Grimes

Wowser, been holding him since R1.

Russty_

Nice one man!…he's a gun too, hope he goes well for ya.

Cogla13

Big in for you then, well done.

Rick Grimes

I'd planned to continue to use him as a loophole. Now need Scharenberg to stay out.

INPieman

Now there's a man with patients! Nice rick

Russty_

Never knew Rick Grimes was also a Doctor…thought he was just an accomplished Walker killer 🙂

Patch

You beauty! Grimesy's done it again!