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SuperCoach RD16: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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Abracadabra. Hocus Pocus.

Zorko the Magnificent pulled a rabbit out of the hat on Saturday night when he amassed a monster 196 SC points in phenomenal performance.

The little Brisbane magician had all the tricks with 36 disposals, 12 tackles, 4 goals and 10 clearances in a masterful display.

Zorko’s entertainment show was the highlight of Round 16, along with sensational outings from Patrick Dangerfield and Seb Ross.

It was somewhat of a mercurial round for many coaches, with 2250 around par.

The Heroes

Dayne Zorko (196 SC) narrowly missed the 200-mark in one of the great games by a player in a losing team. The massive outing all but eliminates his 54 from two weeks ago and ensures, unfortunately, that many coaches will be unable to pick him up cheaply. His price sits at $586,700 and will only rise again in the coming weeks.

Geelong had a field day against Zorko’s Brisbane, headlined by (surprise, surprise) Patrick Dangerfield (165 SC). The birth of his first child only seemed to elevate Danger’s game to another level as he gathered 38 touches, 10 clearances, 9 marks and kicked 3.1. He got plenty of help from his Cats teammates with Mitch Duncan (144 SC), Mark Blicavs (137 SC), Joel Selwood (120 SC) and Lachie Henderson (120 SC) all joining in on the fun.

It has been a stunning emergence from Saints hardman Seb Ross (151 SC) this season. After scoring a disappointing 36 in Round 1, Ross has racked up a prolific 11 tons from his next 14 games, highlighted by his brilliant score in St Kilda’s mauling of Richmond. Seb has lifted his output from last year by 11 points per game and is averaging 105.8 in 2017. He had 33 possessions, 8 tackles and a goal on Saturday night.

Blues duo Sam Docherty (142 SC) and Marc Murphy (141 SC) were in imperious form during Carlton’s narrow loss to Melbourne, while GWS pair Callan Ward (136 SC) and Josh Kelly (134 SC) were in formidable touch for the Giants, compiling 66 possessions, 18 tackles and 16 clearances between them, as well 2 goals.

The consistency of Tom Mitchell (130 SC) has been something to admire this season. The ball-magnet’s numbers have been extremely reliable in 2017, with only one score under 100 (an 85 in Round 4) for an average of 116.6. Mitchell racked up another 39 disposals in Hawthorn’s draw with GWS, as well as 9 tackles and 10 clearances.

Imagine Todd Goldstein’s (129 SC) score if he kicked that match-winning goal on Sunday afternoon. Still a decent effort by the big man, though. The same can be said for Port’s Paddy Ryder (129 SC), who took West Coast’s ruckmen to the cleaners at Domain Stadium, with 39 hit outs and two goals. Ryder is in a rich vein of form at the moment, averaging 115 in his past four matches.

Other significant scores: Justin Westhoff (136 SC), Connor Blakely (129 SC), Toby McLean (123 SC) and David Zaharakis (120 SC).

The Villains

Dustin Martin (71 SC) has been superb this season but, just like most of his side, he didn’t really turn up against St Kilda on Saturday night. Ditto Trent Cotchin (71 SC). Adam Treloar (61 SC) returned to his bad habits of earlier in the season, while Dayne Beams (58 SC) was ordinary in his comeback from yet another injury.

Many popular defensive options let their owners down, with Jake Lloyd (82 SC), Taylor Adams (80 SC), Dylan Roberton (79 SC), Zach Tuohy (73 SC), Jason Johannisen (71 SC), Michael Hibberd (64 SC) and Jarrod Harbrow (56 SC) all performing below expectations. Except maybe JJ, who was about par.

The same can be said for ruckmen this round. Stef Martin (57 SC) went at just 37% efficiency, while Max Gawn (80 SC), Brodie Grundy (80 SC), Sam Jacobs (64 SC) and Shane Mumford (61 SC) were also well down on their usual output.

Forwards weren’t immune to the carnage, either. Tom Lynch (82 SC), Toby Nankervis (81 SC), Jack Steele (74 SC), Luke Dahlhaus (64 SC) and Jack Billings (57 SC) were all quiet.

The Redeemers

Rejoice, Nat Fyfe (139 SC) owners. Finally a score of substance from Nathanial. Many traded out Fyfe after becoming frustrated with his mediocrity, so those who loyally held him would have been wrapped. He had 33 disposals, 18 of them contested, 12 clearances and a goal to help Freo get over the line.

After two consecutive scores of 72, Rory Laird (119 SC) was back to his best for the Crows on Friday night. The dynamic half back had 32 possessions at a precise 87% efficiency, as well as 12 marks.  Teammate Taylor Walker (133 SC) finally provided his loyal owners with some respite, booting 3.1 on his way to his best score since Round 3.

The resurgence of Luke Parker (109 SC) continued for Sydney on Saturday. Parker was averaging a paltry 90.1 before his round 11 bye, but since having that week off his lowest score has been 104. He is averaging 110 post byes and looks to be coming home strong.

St Kilda trio Nick Riewoldt (116 SC), Jack Steven (115 SC) and Leigh Montagna (102 SC) have been a little off in their past couple of games but they were back with a bang on Saturday night to be three of their side’s best players.

What a roller-coaster for Robbie Gray (110 SC) owners. These are his numbers so far this year: 38, 168, 92, 69, 139, 111, 30, 76, 104, 44, 85, 129, 146, 45, 110. Four scores 125+ and four scores -45. Madness.

David Swallow (132 SC) was hyped as one of the value picks of 2017 but Saturday was his first score of substance all season. 18 of his 29 touches were contested and he had 9 clearances.

The Prodigies

It was a pretty good week from the young guns.

Those still holding the likes of Charlie Curnow (118 SC), Sam Petrevski-Seton (101 SC), James Parsons (98 SC), Andy Otten (94 SC), Dan Houston (91 SC), Andrew McGrath (90 SC), Jarrod Berry (85 SC), Will Hoskin Elliott (82 SC) and Nic Newman (80 SC) would have been pleased.

Zach Guthrie (54 SC), Wylie Buzza (43 SC), Ciaran Sheenan (42 SC), Joel Smith (34 SC) and Tyson Stengle (30 SC) are all on the bubble this week, but none of them have done anything to suggest they can be relied upon on field.

Ryan Nyhuis (78 SC) was the standout debutant, booting four goals, but don’t expect that sort of output from him every week. Daniel Nielson (58 SC) and Joe Atley (45 SC) were others to play their first games.

Defenders Luke Ryan (91 SC) and Alex Witherden (74 SC), as well as ruckman Sean Darcy (71 SC), are really blossoming and should make their owners some decent coin.

Other rookie scores: James Stewart (75 SC), Lewis Melican (74 SC), Mitchell Hibberd (72 SC),  Brandon Parfitt (71 SC), Harry Perryman (70 SC), Mitch Hannan (70 SC), Jack Bowes (69 SC), David Meyers (69 SC), Zac Fisher (64 SC), Brennan Cox (61 SC), Ben Long (58 SC), Matthew Scharenberg (57 SC), Declan Mountford (57 SC), Ryan Schoenmakers (56 SC), Hugh McCluggage (55 SC), Blake Hardwick (50 SC), Josh Thomas (46 SC), Oliver Florent (45 SC), Daniel Lloyd (44 SC), Harrison Macreadie (41 SC), Daniel Butler (36 SC) and Ben Ainsworth (23 SC).

The Damned

Matt Priddis (72 SC) is not the player he once was. The inclusion of Sam Mitchell into the West Coast midfield has clearly hindered his output. He’s averaging a hideous 93 for the season and hasn’t tonned up since Round 8. He must be moved on.

Mitch Wallis (65 SC) was touted as a possible forward line savour when he returned from injury with scores of 132 and 89. Many bought in to Wallis, but they would now be cursing that decision, with the Bulldog registering scores of 76, 66 and 65 in his past three outings. Playing as a permanent forward, it’s hard to see Wallis generating any massive totals any time soon.   

A decision to got off the piss pre season could quite possibly the worst call Dan Hannebery (73 SC) has ever made. On the surface it seemed like a good move, but Hanners’ returns in 2017 have proved otherwise. The usually consistent midfielder now has five scores of 75 or less next to his name this season and has not hit three figures in his past four matches. The common sense thing to do for his owners must be to hold, but there’s no doubt he would be testing the patience of many.

Patrick Cripps (25 SC) went down with a nasty-looking leg injury and may need to be traded depending on the prognosis.

How did you go this week?

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HallyMate

I'm right up at the pointy end and wondering if it's worth trading out an underperformer like treloar or
Bont to an in form pod like Ward or Seb Ross to make up some more ground, any thoughts?

Hand Candy FC

Unless you're desperate for league wins, or actually within realistic striking distance of overall leaders, hold until finals and re-assess.

Derek

they sound very sideways trades (even downgrades)

Jabba07

Maybe consider trading Treloar to Jelwood, thus pocket the cash that could help you save a trade down the track to make you feel all square?

Jimmy

Powell Pepper to Zorko!!! Boom!!!

Tyruddanaut

Most popular trade this wrek

Moustachio

Why would anyone still have SPP ^^

Whatyasmokin

Its a bit odd.

SmoothCriminals

Just because he's made money every week up to this point

George

*rapt, not 'wrapped'.

The Stare

Wright On.

Tommo09

Thoughts on what I should do this week
Have had an absolute shocker of a year and want to finish the year strong and improve my rank a bit

My team as it stands:
Def: Doch Simpson Laird Adams Hibberd Tuohy (Ryan Hibberd)
Mid: Danger Titch JPK Pendles Bont Selwood Rocky Fyfe (Bolton Cousins Witherden)
Ruc: Mummy Gawn (Strnadica)
Fwd: Heeney Macrae Dahl Lynch Nank Greenwood (Eddy Beech)

5 trades and $227.9k left

I have been told to hold and I have been told to trade Greenwood
Thoughts?

Thanks community

Hand Candy FC

Hold. Team is fine. Use those trades in finals to pick best in-form and H2H POD.

Lack of forward bench cover is a worry. Fingers crossed for no outs for the next few weeks.

Tyruddanaut

I'd trade Greenwood to the best person you can get For him

Tommo09

Who is that best player?
Buddy? Greene? NRoo? Ryder? Yeo?
I have a feeling that as soon as I get Yeo, he will get injured

Russty_

I think Ryder at the moment Tommo, in very good form.

Randomcliche

Buddy clearly the best….but Yeo for SC this year…

Whatyasmokin

Ryder. He smashed Vardy and Lycett imo

Tommo09

Might trade Nank and Greenwood to Ryder and Buddy in the next 2 weeks

Moustachio

Look at Yeos run home, he isnaying most games at DS

Jabba07

I'd hold. Try to upgrade Beech at some stage (cash in Ryan) and keep Greenwood to provide F/M cover. Works well as Bolton is a DPP. In the same way, you could cash in Ryan when he peaks as Witherden can provide D/M cover via Hibberd who is also DPP.

Pete

hold
you will need all yr trades

Tommo09

+1

Hand Candy FC

2232.

Hanners, Dahl, Hibberd, Treloar …. uggghhh
Adams, Lynch, Gawn, Grundy …… flat

At least I got Danger's (C) this week, unlike last week …… Dochery's 122 will be fine …. :-O

Got to hold trades until finals.

Ryan. Scharen, Greenwood, Hibberd (NM), Mountford, Witherden all generating good bench cash until then.

Bock Choy

I managed to pick up Danger at $560k – the $200k he's put on since then makes him one of my best cash cows this year!!!

Russty_

How's your ranking now…considering you didn't have him in your team for 7 rounds?

Moustachio

Why would it be bad? Assuming he spent the money elsewhere and didn't sit on it, he should have more points than someone who started with Danger. Dats maths bro.

Jambo

I did exactly the same thing. I also picked up Doc at 590k. Before he went bang bang bang!

Mick

Villian = Gawn

Tyruddanaut

He is the worst! Just 0.3k more of a drop and I could pick him up. Surely he could've butchered the ball one more time. Had CD got it right

Defying_Madness

We shall never forget you Hodgey. True champion of the game.

Tim

Greatest sniper of all time. He will be missed

gator59

You obviously never played against Hodeys old man.. Now that's the biggest sniper of all times ,and yes we are mates ..

Still has me baffled why he never went to Richmond cause the whole family is so one eyed.. even Luke was

Russty_

He ain't dead mate…lol, still got 7 games to play.

Tyruddanaut

To be honest the best pick of the year so far hasn't been Dangerfield for me. I think I'd prefer The Doch-tor

Whatyasmokin

Oliver for me, maybe Witts actually.

jez_m

I'd pitch the case for Tom Mitchell. One score of less than 100 for the year in an up and down team has been incredible.

BlueNath

He is an accumulator, but you have to question his impact on games. But in a SC sense, he has been superb

Randomcliche
INPieman

Got Cripps. Busted leg by the sounds of things. Have fun with that one wombats. I know your patiently waiting for your Monday rant

Randomcliche

Bad luck. PS Wombats I need some sleep hope you can help me catch some zzzz's with your keyboard antics….

Russty_

That's harsh Pieman, Crippsy shouldn't have gone out like that…bummer.

INPieman

Can't plan for these things Russty. But I have kept a few trades up my sleeve for unfortunate incidents like this

Russty_

Well done mate, good luck for the rest of the rollercoaster.

Big G

Seriously cursing getting Mitch Wallis in

Boltons Blues

Shaw > Laird for me this week
Leaves me 6 trades and happy where my team is at after 2525 a week before and 2350 with Ablett and Kennedy on the pine

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dusty is a favorite for the brownlow.

After his 142 on the weekend the Doc is the 2nd highest point scorer for the year.
Only 1 man ahead of him – danger.

I'll let that one sink in and come back to ya.

BrownlowBoy

The Tigers have also won more games than the Blues, so traditionally, the winning team's tend to poll more votes.

INPieman

You having a piece of Doch for the Brownlow Trig? 500-1

DacZawson

Unfortunately for Docherty, Supercoach is not always the best indicator of Brownlow chance. He just doesn't play a role that the umpires are gonna love him for, getting kicks behind the play.
If it were the case I would've been a lock a couple of years back for top 3 u16s league BnF playing free man in defence every week.

INPieman

Yep. They call it the midfielders medal for a reason. Hence why Doch is 500-1

DacZawson

Out of interest Pieman, who do you see as next best chance after Danger and Dusty?

INPieman

Tmitch. And he might beat them both

Whatyasmokin

If danger gets injured, and the tiges/dusty vanish back into mediocrity. Having Nank not getting many hit outs isnt helping.

Bob

But Docherty is part of the Blues midfield rotation. Have you watched any games?

Dice

Supercoach is made for a bloke like Doch.
Unfortunately that's about it for him

TRIGGA_HAPPY

nah just pointing out that when we ask should I bring in Dusty, pendles, Neale etc we should be bringing in Doc.

Besides danger no one has scored more SC points for the year.

Kudos you blue ball tearer.

Whatyasmokin

Well yeah, anybody that doesnt have him is a fool! And to think starting with him was getting him cheap lol.

Luskin Star

I signed up for the Doc bandwagon when I read the big wrap you gave him in the team reveal preseason. Guy is a SC gun.

Whatyasmokin

Sunk in and you've lost me lol

Derek

i saw those dumb dumbs on The Couch a couple of weeks ago, none of them had docherty in their 1/2 season All Australian teams!

Moustachio

Doc is an excellent kick of the football but a lot of his possessions are pure seagull, the amount of metres lost to pass it to him over and over is legendary. Brownlow medallists typically win their own ball.

A great example of why SC points do not always correspond to who is actually most influential on the ground.

Shake n bake

Cripps out for year.

DacZawson

Cripps done for the season.
Trading to either Zorko, Neale or Dusty. Leaning towards the first two as not having Dusty could be a positive point of difference given he drops the occasional shocker that is likely to be affect my opponent.

If Fyfe keeps the 2015 form up from the weekend I might trade him back in in a few weeks time.

Dice

I was gonna post the same you brilliant full back you. Although Kennedy (SYD) for Dusty.

I'm thinking Neale

Wizard of Ertz

I brought Cripps in last week as my supposedly final upgrade. As a warning to others, I'm now planning on moving him on to Neale.

Shake n bake

Can you believe only 3 more rds till sc finals!!

Whatyasmokin

Really? Gone too quick. Might get Laird in now for Newman.

Joshua

Does this years scores Effect next years prices? So will Cripps be cheaper because of his 30 or not? I will probs pick him up anyway, one of my favourite players

Randomcliche

His 30 will hit his home and away season average impacting his price. Not sure if cd will give him an injury discount on top….

TRIGGA_HAPPY

played more than 6 games so wont get the injury discount
his avg is 97.7. Multiple this by the magic number.
This year the magic number was about 5400
So if SC use something similiar will be
$528k.
Lock that crap out of him at that price if he has a full preseason.

Derek

like Trigga said, they use the season average. their ending price has nothing to do with the starting price next year

Jimbob

I only have 4 trades left but comfortably 3rd in my comp – Would be happy to hold all trades until finals but Mitch Wallis is dropping cash all over the place – What are your thoughts on a trade up now ? I have $125k in the bank.

Whatyasmokin

Macrae/Heeney/Ryder?

Finnius123

walters potentially good pod

Wizard of Ertz

Given your league position, i would hold. Also, Bulldogs should come out fired up after last week's disaster so i expect a few of them to score well against the Blues.

Whatyasmokin

Youre right with only 4 trades. Hold.

MTUK

So Fyfe to Cripps this weekend was a spectacular trade for me. Opps…..

INPieman

Unlucky. There were quite a few that did that trade

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I reckon I saw last week that was one of the most popular trades.
I was almost another stat but decided to give Fyfe one more week as they were playing North who tend to leak points in the mids
Just unlucky mate

Lady luck she will have her say.

Mystic Mac

Guilty );

Stirlsy

PIEMAN … Have you noticed Fyfe since his bye? Looks slimmer up top from week to week, or are my eyes playing up?

INPieman

He's moving a lot better Stirlsy. That was clearly noticeable. Did you put him on a diet mate?

Stirlsy

Defo he has slimmed down in the upper body, I could see it just b4 his bye but the 2 weeks off he had (bye and the sternum inj) he looks way lighter in the upper body now.
Was only North but it was an away game, but i like the way his body shape is now, more like the old fyfe then a top heavy bulked up one.

INPieman

Wonder if he went to see Shane Warne's Mum

Jim

Hoskin Elliot or Steele to get the boot this week?

Hold Nank for the season?

Russty_

I think I'd boot Hoskin-Elliott before Steele, seems to have a higher ceiling and in a better team on the way up too.

GloryDays90

Hold Nank and Steele. Get rid of H.E

Whatyasmokin

Wow havent hear hoskin-elliot's name for a while.

BlueNath

Honorable mention to Docherty. If Danger didn't exist, the Doch would be the next best dependable captaincy option

BlueNath

Cripps season over with a broken fibula 🙁

TRIGGA_HAPPY

thats it
Cripps is banned from playing the Dees ever again
Rd 2 hairline fracture of the jaw thanks to lewis
Rd 16 broken leg thanks to some hunt

no more demons for you Patrick.

Gordy

2480 with no ablett or kennedy. Damn.

Creek465

Community! Need help with this one, is Sloane to j selwood a good move? 7 trades left 1 rookie left on field, but waiting till i can afford doc.

Love to hear from you

INPieman

You should be getting Doch before getting rid of Sloane

davo

Get full premo first and then re-think

Creek465

Awaiting rookies to gain more money, Greenwood parsons ryan witherden mountford

Creek465

Sloane hasnt scored over 3 figures in his past 5 games

BlueNath

Sloane was very good on the weekend though. Was in a lot of contests. Could be turning the corner. You may regret trading him. At this stage of the year it can be very costly sideways trading. Just ask the Fyfe owners who traded to Cripps last week

Mike

How hard is it for Hanners to score 100 . SERIOUSLY . Omg

INPieman

Doing my head in to Mike

Russty_

Hey guys, I'm looking to offload Pederson , with Gawn and Hogan back, he seems to now be a low scoring spud, was thinking maybe Ryder..Nick Roo?…too risky?…Get Koby Stevens back in again..lol or stick with him?
Appreciate your input.

Fwd line is now:
Macrae, Dahlhaus, Franklin, Nank, Heeney, Pederson—–Greenwood, Pickett

gator59

Ryder for me Russty.. Go Sainters!!

INPieman

What about Yeo

Russty_

I've got him in the mids at the moment Pieman.

Defying_Madness

Swap him to a midfielder

INPieman

Agree with Defying. Get a Mid. How much cash you got

Russty_

$218k mate.

Russty_

Yeah true DM, could probably wait a week and get him out for Selwood…maybe stick Greenwood onfield and bench Peddo this week?

Defying_Madness

Sounds good to me

INPieman

Agreed

Russty_

Cheers guys, thanks for the help 🙂

Jabba07

Hi all, I see from posts Cripps may have a broken leg? Any confirmation on this?
Gutted, picked him up rock bottom a month ago expecting a big run into finals like last year, a real POD.

Russty_

Yeah unfortunately Jabba, he's gone for the season, a lot of guys brought him in last week too.

Northerner

Just a whinge.

Dropped from just outside top 200 to outside top 500. Ouch. Traded Newman for Cripps as 9th premo mid to cover Ablett being out. In doing so had no cover for JPK late out so the gods got me this week.

Now Cripps is a must trade out that cost me $30k and 200 points if you consider both his spud score and loss of mid cover to facilitate the trade.

I went from a projected score of 2550 to not even reaching 2150.

The gods had been good to me up till then.

Russty_

Just plain bad luck mate, you can still make a good run at it from here, no way to forsee that kind of disaster.

INPieman

Unlucky Northerner. At the end the gods are only kind to the person that collects the 50k. Everyone else gets a nasty visit at some point

jez_m

That's a real tough break, Northener. It's been that kind of season for a lot of people.

Jim_bob321

Any suggestions for my team this week. Here it is:
DEF: Doch, Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Witherden (Ryan, Schaz)
MID: Danger, Zorko, Bont, Murphy, Wines, Treloar, Fyfe, SPP (Cousins, Brown, Hibberd)
RUCK: Martin, Nank (Darcy)
FWD: Yeo, Macrae, Dahlhaus, Ryder, Heeney, Wallis (Greenwood, Strnadica)
Currently have 7 trades with 303k in the bank
Thanks community

INPieman

Maybe wait a week & SPP to Jelwood won't cost much

yolandi

In a real pickle. With Priddis ruining me week in week out the obvious thing to do is trade, but with three trades left and 3 players off full premo, my best bet seems to be to hold and pray he finds his form leading up to the finals, seeing as WCE are sitting 9th.

What do you guys think, should I still aim for the highly coveted full premo 22 or is my best approach to accept my fate and trade Priddis to make way for a proper premo, thus holding on to players like Greenwood, Witherden and Darcy for the long haul?

Russty_

I think you need to try and hold on and dance with who you brung…you must've blown 3 or 4 more trades than you should've somewhere along the line to be in this position.
No offence intended but if you trade anymore now, you will run out of trades and your finals series will just be a complete disaster or pure luck if you get through.

yolandi

None taken. 100% agree and accept blame for the state of my team heading into finals. It's my first year of SC and I've had so much to learn in such a short amount of time so I'm not too annoyed with how it's all played out.

But on second thought, after having a look at Priddis' run home, with 4 games at Subi and against relatively weaker opposition (Just 3 in the top 8), he looks like a hold.

I'm always quick to be influenced by a good/bad week from a player when making trades so these next few weeks will be the hardest for me, will have to gut it out and hold my trades AT LEAST until rd 20/21.

Russty_

Yeah hold on Priddis mate, and I'm sorry if I came across harshly, didn't realise you were a first year player and it's really easy to be swayed to want to trade every week..when things aren't going well…I did the same early on in Supercoach…with many mistakes.

Of paramount importance early in your season, meaning before the season starts, is to pick a good team, so that hopefully, you won't have to trade much in the first 4 weeks or so. That helped me a lot this year.
The way to do that is, to get into these forums in January and February…to get a good heads up about who's gonna play and who isn't.
Trades are invaluable this time of year and if you still had 8 or 10 now, you'd be in good shape…3 trades left at this time of year is desperation stakes…you can't trade unless you get an injury, or you're done.

Good luck mate, hope it works out or you learn something from this year..:)

jez_m

I'd probably hold trades and work on upgrading your rookies a bit later.

Beefy

White out for Ryder or Gawn (move nank fwd)??

INPieman

Yep

jez_m

Question: do I get Docherty or conserve trades? He would be my last upgrade but would leave me with just two trades for the remainder of the season with cover on all lines (four left at the moment). Would most likely trade Parsons and Scharenberg.

Def: Laird, Adams, Rance, Roberton, Witherden (Ryan, Scharenberg)
Mid: Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, Bontempelli, Kennedy, Wines, Treloar, J. Selwood, Fyfe (Mountford, Thomas, Cousins)
Ruck: Grundy, Goldstein
Fwd: Yeo, Macrae, Greene, Dahlhaus, Kennedy, Lynch (Greenwood, Parsons)

INPieman

Playing Witherden over Doch is probably 50 points per week some weeks. But are you likely to get more then 2 season ending injuries, probably. Tough call. Personally I'd get Doch & pray the gods are moderately kind

jez_m

That's the way I'm leaning, Pieman. I'm ranked about 14K at the moment and after finishing in the top 500 last year, I'd like to push back into the top 10K by season's end!

INPieman

Your cover is good jez. Balls out & get it done

Pete

doc laird adams Lloyd newman hibbard ( ryan hibbard )
danger titch dusty oliver pendles Kelly m.crouch fyfe ( witherdon greenwood cousins )
goldy gawn ( strndaca )
yeo mcraee dahl nank heeny jones ( burton eddy )

ranked 790 , 80k spare , 5 trades
only mistake was holding sandi for 5 weeks
need to find a way to get j.selwood into my team over the next couple of weeks
any thaughts

Nate

Hey guys, gonna be making some serious trades to make sure I qualify for finals. Which one out of Kelly, Titch or Zorks should I upgrade to? Will be bringing in selwood next week once he hits rock bottom 🙂

Russty_

Any of those 3 would be good if you can do it.

Whatyasmokin

Titch.

ProTravo

Titch for reliability, Zorko for high scores, Kelly somewhere in between but great POD.

Plugger

I have S.Martin and Goldstein as R1 and R2.
Want to bring in Darcy for the money to make other needed upgrades this week and next.
Who goes for Darcy?
Martin or Goldstein?

Russty_

I'd keep Martin and Goldy and forget about Darcy, who already went up 66 grand this week, if you wanted him, should've been last week.
Find another way to get money, your Rucks are set.

Plugger

Thanks for the clear cut analysis.

finnigin

goldy might be turning the corner and steff ussually has a rest bout this time each year

Whatyasmokin

You were a better player than list manager thats for sure.

Moustachio

Get Gawn for Stef, not Darcy

finnigin

got to get some zork on my fork ,, who to ditch adams or watson ????? adams been spewing the ball up and jobe is close but father time catching him ,, thoughts please community

Will

Ditch Jobe IMO

finnigin

cheers wilber ,, you know when you just want some assurance to soften the blow when murphy has his say in all things

Finnius123

Jobe for shizzle

Russty_

Hey guys, remember this…

Every game in the Finals of your Leagues, could be your last… unless you are in the top 4 and have a double chance, so, you need to make sure you do everything in your power to get through to the next round, by making sure you have the best team onfield possible to get through.
After that, you'll need trades to back you up when things go wrong with injuries etc…or the highly coveted 'luxury trades' to improve your team….to get through to the next round of finals.

If you don't do it, the other guy will, and you'll be toast.

Good luck!

Rocksta

Like everybody else whom hasn't got him, I want to bring in Jelwood next week.
I'll need to paint the fence to make that happen but can't see any decent downgrade targets coming up next week.
Are there any?

Whatyasmokin

Should be starting to look at non playing loophole options I reckon.

SC_Kev7

Atley from Port plays his second this week if named. Didn't light it up on the weekend but he's a warm body

Derek

Dawson is on the bubble, if he plays.

Jordy

Do i trade Cripps to Jelwood while he is cheap and leaves me with 6 trades

or

Do i trade Cripps to Zorko but will have to use another trade to grab the cash that is needed?

BlueNath

Do the second trade and get Jelwood also next week and have a bench premo option to loop each week in your mid!

Rocksta

It's a no brainer…………….Jelwood.

They will average similar for the rest of the year.

Moustachio

You'd think Zorko will average at least 180 from this point on.

Finnius123

My POd's in Zorko and Selwood are both becoming not very POD's after this week 🙁

Northerner

But there's a reason why that's the case and you've been on board for that ride. You got the best output that others will have missed out on

Ant

Upgrade Stewart to Walters, Heeney or Riewoldt?

BlueNath

Not Roo

Whatyasmokin

Heeney

Joshua

Do you get double chance if it is only 10 in a league and not the usual 18?

Russty_

Only top 4 teams in the finals get a double chance.

Joshua

I know that but in both 10 member and 18 member leagues right?

Derek

Same for all, even if only 8 in league

Jose

Heeney, Ryder or Greene?

BlueNath

Ryder for sure

Derek

Yep. Look at Ports run home.

Joshua

If Greenwood isn't named again this week should I go one week early on Jelwood?

Whatyasmokin

Possibly but I will be shocked if Greenwood is not named instead of Thompson.

TOPHAWK1

Hi community,

Alright folks, Its time for a luxury sideways trade.

I have been waiting to do this all year. I always knew that a couple of my premo selections were going to be duds. So now is the time to use those couple of spare trades saved up throughout the year. I have 6.

All my key bench rooks are little cashie beauties. Witherden, H Greenwood-will be back, Berry, Ryan, and yes and even the loophole slave aka Mitch Hibberd is promoted and making cash. Well done Hibbo, I knew making money is better than being a slave.

Bolton is now officially my swinger loophole slave as well as Eddy of course.

So, which premo "dud" to toss out of my side…..Here are the two in the gun- Treloar or Hannebery.

I reckon Treloar has to go.(BE now at 148) The pies are in crisis with no finals footy in 2017. Treloar is not out of contract, so he is just doing enough to keep credible. Hanners has a finals series to look forward to.

OUT- Adam Treloar.
IN- Joel Selwood.

At $483K, J Selwood is a must have at that ridiculously low price. His BE is still high, but who cares at this time of the season. Its a sprint to the finish line from here.

SC points are now king.

Whatyasmokin

If youre not near the top of the rankings may as well save the cash on Selwood and wait till next week, that saying I am on average coming in the top 4 if not top 2 of all my 10 leagues.

Derek

Hanners coped a corky in his thigh two weeks ago, he'll be ok. Swans are in the hunt.

Swans play a lot of early games to finish, if you keep Hanners you can stick him in the bench with an E as security.

SC_Kev7

As awful as Treloar was on Sat, he actually hasn't been half bad of late, a low score of 91 in his past 6. Hanners hasn't tonned up for a month, has the rejuvenation of Parker effected him?

Derek

And Jack

Frank

7 trades left, $17k left
Docherty, Laird, Adams, Hibberd, Lloyd, Ryan (Hibberd(NTH), Cox)

Dangerfield, Martin, Kennedy, Oliver, Bont, Treloar, Fyfe, Greenwood (Witherden, Bolton, Mountford)

Kreuzer, Gawn (Strandica)

Yeo, Macrae, Dalhaus, Buddy, Heeney, Ryder (Black, Eddy)

Thanks community

Andrew

What's the go with JPK? Why did he miss the game on the weekend and is he expected to play this week?

Whatyasmokin

Rested I assume.

Cam_H

It was reported last Friday as "quad tightness" and a "line-ball decision" to rule him out.

He's not currently on the Swans' injury list, so I'm assuming (hoping) that he's all set to play this weekend.

SC_Kev7

Probably erred on the side of caution given the match was against GC. He'll be right

Rivo

Awful round of 2175 after 2479 last week. Traded in Gawn for a 79, JPK a late out, fielded Witherden & Mountford.
Hanners, Treloar, Nank, Hibberd, Rance, Stef Martin & Dahlhause all terrible. With just 5 precious trades, too risky to double trade now, so waiting for cash to nab final mid upgrade. Hopefully Jelwood for around $470k at this point?