SuperCoach RD18: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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With just five rounds to go, the cream is rising to the top in SuperCoach.

The top echelon of players for this season has emerged – the stallions demanding to be picked in our sides through sheer weight of numbers.

If you don’t already have them, Danger, Dusty, Tmitch and Zorko are must-haves in the midfield, while Docherty is an obvious mainstay in defence, Kruezer in the ruck and Yeo and McRae up forward.

Par score for the round was around 2350, with some strong 2400+ totals across the board.

The Heroes

It’s going to be a ding-dong battle on Brownlow Medal night between the competition’s two best players. Dustin Martin (150 SC) and Patrick Dangerfield (142 SC) have been in imperious form this season, with the brute strength of both midfield beasts making them virtually untagable. Dusty had 25 kicks, 6 handballs, 17 contested possessions, 11 clearances and 1 goal on Sunday, while Danger collected 8 kicks, 17 handballs, 10 tackles, 15 contested possessions and a goal on Friday night.

Dayne Zorko (142 SC) and Tom Mitchell (126 SC) were industrious as always for their respective sides. Zorko the Magnificent accumulated 26 disposals, 12 contested possessions and kicked 3.1, while Mitchell notched up another lazy 37-disposal effort.

Defenders Shannon Hurn (149 SC), Michael Hibberd (140 SC) and Zach Williams (139 SC) all produced massive outputs, as did midfielders Dayne Beams (131 SC), Matt Crouch (134 SC) and Joel Selwood (127 SC). Ruck pair Sam Jacobs (133 SC) and Matthew Kruezer (128 SC) were the best-performed big men of the round.

Other significant scores: Callum Sinclair (148 SC), Jack Gunston (146 SC), Ryan Lester (134 SC), Cale Hooker (132 SC), Ben Brown (134 SC), Jordan De Goey (130 SC), Jack Crips (129 SC), Phil Davis (127 SC), Richard Douglas (124 SC).

The Villains

Bryce Gibbs (45 SC) was brilliantly blanketed by Tom Rockliff, which did not bode well for owners of either player. Gibbs was reduced to just 8 possessions, while Rocky gathered only 10 of his own.  Marcus Bontempelli (80 SC) just isn’t impacting on games the same way he did in 2016, but he should come home strong. He’s only produce two tons since Round 7, which is concerning.

Defenders Rory Laird (83 SC), Heath Shaw (82 SC), Jake Lloyd (72 SC), Alex Rance (71 SC) and Zack Jones (36 SC) were all below their best, as were forwards Toby Greene (84 SC), Tom Lynch (77 SC) and Jack Billings (75 SC).  Greene will also miss a number of weeks for yet another brain fade, which is highly inconvenient for his owners at this point in the season.

The Redeemers

Rory Sloane (169 SC) produced the ultimate redeemer performance for his owners on Friday night. The Sloane Ranger was hugely influential in Adelaide’s win, racking up 28 disposals, 7 tackles, 15 contested possessions and 7 clearances as well as kicking 3.2. The most encouraging part of his performance was his ability to work through a tag, with Scott Selwood and Mark Blicavs sitting on him for large periods of the game.

Ruck duo Brodie Grundy (125 SC) and Max Gawn (108 SC) both returned to prominence with dominant outings for their sides. Gawn just shaded Paddy Ryder during the Dees’ win over the Power, while Grundy dominated West Coast’s ruck division.

Mitch Wallis (124 SC), Luke Dahlhaus (115 SC) and Jason Johannisen (104 SC) bounced back from form slumps with exceptional contributions against Gold Coast on Saturday night. Wallis had 26 touches and a goal, Dahl had 23 and 2 while JJ had 22 disposals at 90% efficiency.

The Prodigies

Coaches still holding Hugh Greenwood (103 SC – 23 disposals and 8 clearances) and Alex Witherden (86 SC – 24 touches and 7 marks) continue to be rewarded with their strong output.

Plenty of other rookies are emerging as well:

First gamers: Conor Glass (84 SC), Harry McKay (72 SC), Alex Keath (64 SC), Will Setterfield (63 SC), Josh Williams (58 SC), Rowan Marshall (57 SC), Jack Scrimshaw (44 SC), Nick Larkey (1 SC).

On the bubble: Lewis Young (79 SC), Josh Deluca (40 SC), Cameron Zurhaar (37 SC).

The Damned

There is something seriously wrong behind the scenes with Tom Rockliff (57 SC). Rocky might already know he is leaving the Lions and his role may have been adjusted according. He tagged Bryce  Gibbs yesterday and did an excellent job. The problem is Rocky is supposed to be ball-winning pig, not a tagger. If this sort of rubbish continues, it will be panic stations for his owners. The form line of 92, 59, 83, 68, 90, 57, 57 since his comeback from injury is certainly a cause for concern.

Nic Newman (57 SC) and Toby Nankervis (54 SC) have been excellent contributors this season and have made their owners some nice cash. But it is becoming increasing clear that both players have reached their used-by dates and need to be discarded.

The old war horse Nick Riewoldt (75 SC) just doesn’t look the player he used to be. With doubts over whether he will play again next year, the veteran may have already taken the foot off the pedal this season. Since Round 5, St Nick has only hit triple figures once.


How did you go this week?

 Twitter: @CarlPfeiffer9


DacZawson · 24/07/2017 at 13:44

This happens every year. I'll do some calculations around R15 and it seems like I have a decent amount of trades to get me deep into finals.
First Pendles injured, then Goldy dropped and now Wingard injured and Nank and Lynch serving up poor scores.


If Goldy comes back I can go Nank straight to Dusty but will have to cover Wingard with a rook.
Still in the top 4 of my cash league but by the way things are going I'm preparing myself for a quick finals exit.

    INPieman · 24/07/2017 at 14:06

    Brad Scott said rude words to Majac Daw. He wasn't very pleased with him. And Nick Larkey Had 2 Hit outs 0 disposals & 2 clangers for 1 SC point with 75% TOG. If Goldy doesn't get back in this week he ain't ever coming back

      Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:29

      Larkey's stats are the worst I've ever seen. Goldy back this week.

        INPieman · 24/07/2017 at 16:35

        Yep. If Larkey plays over Goldy this week that's tanking 101

stove · 24/07/2017 at 13:57

can trade in any fwd for nank, already have daulhaus, macrae, yeo, higgins, and buddy. Leaning towards heeney?

    Rick Grimes · 24/07/2017 at 14:10

    JJK. When he goes big he goes real big. I think even if he's off he'll still get you 70-80. I own Heeney and he's not really setting the world on fire. At best he'll ton up, but the ceiling isn't the 170+ JJK can serve up.

    Derek · 24/07/2017 at 17:23

    you can't do any worse than i did, traded in the Chad last week

      Josh · 24/07/2017 at 19:09

      I think I can just about top you there: traded yeo in 2 weeks ago- copped a 0 because he was a late out, then traded in Greene this week and he goes and gets suspended for 2 weeks.

Riot act · 24/07/2017 at 14:01

Had a gutfull (don't know if that's one or two words but I'm too angry to care) rockliff. He's gone. He cost me a couple of wins so Dusty is in this week. 4 trades and $70k left. Hope it's enough to get me through finals.

    Rick Grimes · 24/07/2017 at 14:12

    Has to go. Clearly he's playing injured. Beams is an interesting proposition. Cheap as and racked em up on the weekend.

Heath · 24/07/2017 at 14:02

I'm kicking myself because I cost myself 90 supercoach points. I didn't realize that you were assigned the score of the lowest emergency so with Powell-Pepper and Sloane on the bench I was assigned the score of Powell-Pepper. My final score was 2286.

    jockreynolds · 24/07/2017 at 14:04

    Ah well mate, live and learn eh!

mzd · 24/07/2017 at 14:16

money isnt an issue , surely u go dusty over jelwood right ?

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:26

    Depends on who you think will score more.

      lachie · 25/07/2017 at 00:35

      no shit..

    Randomcliche · 25/07/2017 at 00:45

    Depends which finals you want Jelwood in Geelong playing for you….

Nic Newman's bro · 24/07/2017 at 14:20

Zorkonator or Z Merrett this week?

    BrownlowBoy · 24/07/2017 at 15:30

    Merrett, Zorko suspended for a week.

    Northernsoul74 · 24/07/2017 at 15:32

    Zorko suspended for 1 week.

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 17:08


    Not only is Zorko suspended this week but he is terrible when tagged. The impact he had in the Brsibane game allowed his team to get over the line. As Brisbane can win on their day, I would expect him to get heavily tagged for the remainder of the season.

      Top Gun · 24/07/2017 at 18:40

      It's only Brisbane. No need to tag as they're shite!

StainusHorribilus · 24/07/2017 at 14:20

The Tom Rockliff stain that is soiling my underpants is no longer… live by die by the Dane Beams sword.

    INPieman · 24/07/2017 at 14:40


BrownlowBoy · 24/07/2017 at 14:24

Beams is a decent option as a M9-10 option. 419k

    JohndJames · 24/07/2017 at 16:54

    I've had him from the start,I see his ownership has gone from 44.3% at the start down to 9.7%,I'm happy having him as my M8.

Jimmy · 24/07/2017 at 14:38

Traded out Sloane last week; if I see him, I'm gonna shave his freaking head and give him some medication for bipolar. Absolutely filthy, was patient for 9 weeks and copped his [email protected] and then as soon as I get rid of him he delivers. Spare me!!! 4 trades left and have Greenwood still playing, Nankervis, Heppel and Goldy on my bench.

    BrownlowBoy · 24/07/2017 at 14:51

    Care to share your team? Doing well to have those 3 on the bench with 4 trades left.

      Jimmy · 24/07/2017 at 15:23

      Haha no not that good. I meant Goldy on my bench, the other two are on field liabilities in Nank and Heppel. I have to play Darcy and Greenwood. Not sure what moves to make. Hopefully Goldy will be back scoring 100's.

        Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:24

        Then you weren't in a position to trade Sloane with that many trades.

          Jimmy · 24/07/2017 at 17:12

          The guy hadn't score over 100 in like 8 weeks. At that point I saw it as an opportunity to upgrade to a premium who was scoring like a premium. Also to my defence he was meant to be a late withdrawal. It's just amazing how I held on to that peanut for so long and now he pulls a big score. I still reckon opposition will shut him down most weeks though

ProTravo · 24/07/2017 at 14:53

Down to one trade, Toby Greene, Nic Newman and Nank still in my side.
All downhill from here.

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:31

    That's rough good luck.

    Jake · 24/07/2017 at 16:32

    I'm in the same boat , just with Rocky also. Boat.full off holes I can't plug

Charles · 24/07/2017 at 15:08

Is it worth trading rocky to beams if i only have two trades left?

    jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 15:35

    I'd save those trades for injuries, Charles.

Thomas · 24/07/2017 at 15:24

Is it worth trading Shaz – Titch/Zerrett (via junker) this week? Means i only have 2 trades left, but team is complete (pushes Witherden to the pine).

    jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 15:35

    I'd definitely do that. But make sure you hold the rest of your trades for injuries.

BrownlowBoy · 24/07/2017 at 15:31

Zorko suspended for a week.

jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 15:36

Supercoach relevant suspensions: Greene 2 weeks, Zorko 1 week.

Tommo09 · 24/07/2017 at 15:45

T.Lynch or Greenwood out for J.Kennedy for my last fwd spot?

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:23

    Lynch I guess.

    jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 18:41


    Northerner · 24/07/2017 at 22:06

    Lynch to score 170 as my E loophole in GF. He needs to redeem himself and that would be what it would take.

Mike · 24/07/2017 at 15:46

Do I go Bont to Dusty or Fyfe to Dusty this week??

    P.Cripps · 24/07/2017 at 15:55


    B T · 24/07/2017 at 17:12

    I know it seems tempting but don't do it.

    wightyswarriors · 24/07/2017 at 17:24

    SC 101 has cruelled many this year…….NEVER sideways trade

    Mike · 25/07/2017 at 08:13

    Surely you have to say enough is enough and that dusty is outscoring Fyfe and makes sense to trade!?

      JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 13:22

      Depends on how many trades you have left,I'd still keep Fyfe though,had him from the start,hasn't been that bad,he is av 102pts a game and he's starting to come into a bit of form.

Stirlsy · 24/07/2017 at 15:50

2372 with 2 50s on ground not to bad, sitting 3rd 4th and 5th in the 3 leagues im playing.

GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 15:52

Greene out for 2 weeks and Zorko out for 1

Mark · 24/07/2017 at 15:57

Zerrett, Dusty, Titch or Kelly for my last mid spot?

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:22


Joshua · 24/07/2017 at 15:57

Covering Greene with Lynch, may god soothe my soul

Bald&theBeautiful · 24/07/2017 at 16:02

4 trades left, $111k in the bank

Doch, Laird, Adams, Roberton, Lloyd, Harbrow (Stewart, Scharen)
Danger, Jelwood, Bont, Oliver, JPK, Pendles, Scooter (Bolton, Fisher, Cousins)
Grundy, Nank (Strn)
Macrae, Yeo, Dahl, Lynch, Heeney, Greene (Greenwood, Brown)

Playing for cash league, guaranteed top 2 finish at this point.

Trade suggestions? A bunch of blokes have to go at this point, Rocky for sure, but who next? Scooter or Pendles? I’m keeping Greenwood as he scores well and DPP, and for that reason I’m also thinking of bringing in Witherden, even if he has risen to $300k.

(Rocky&Scooter OUT / Ebert&Witherden IN) or (Rocky&Pendles OUT / any combination of Dusty, Zerrett & Witherden, Beams) Thoughts?

    Dean · 25/07/2017 at 23:06

    You have only 4 trades left and you're wanting to bring Witherden in?

    You're crazy mate. Save the trade ffs

Joel · 24/07/2017 at 16:12

Greene and witherden for Kennedy and roberton-have to trade witherden for the cash and takes me to 2 trades. Surely worth it

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 16:22

    Averaging 87.2 and with a negative 7 BE and you're trading. I suppose but don't be mad if he scores as much or more than the premo you trade in.

    JohndJames · 24/07/2017 at 19:10

    Keep Witherden,he's a very reliable bench cover.

      Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 19:22

      Ive decided to go into finals with him at D6.

        hedski · 24/07/2017 at 20:18

        Yep agreed Smokin, will be looping him with Tuohy/Rance/Lloyd, whoever plays earliest.

        JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 01:17

        That works,I still have Newman as D6,but down to two trades so he will be staying,have Witherden as my bench cover in the mids.

      Joel · 25/07/2017 at 20:17

      surely roberton outscores him though

        Joel · 25/07/2017 at 20:17

        full premo so no need for his cash gen

Joe · 24/07/2017 at 16:28

4 trades, $132k

D: Doc Adams Laird Lloyd Rance Hibberd (Ryan Hibberd)
M: Danger Mitchell Zerret Bont Wines JPK Treloar Fyfe (Witherden Cousins Brown)
R: Gawn Grundy (Strandica)
F: Macrae Yeo Dahl Nank Heeney Lynch (Greenwood Bayok)

Leaning towards trading Ryan to Watson so I can loop Rance and Witherden, and going Nank to Ryder. Is Nank the right decision or should I trade Greenwood/Lynch?

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 01:28

    Hey Joe,I'd keep Greenwood,he's good enough to have on the field,getting in Ryder is a good idea,then you just have to decide on either Lynch or Nank to trade out,I'd trade out Lynch,since Nank would be good bench cover for Fwd/Ruck cover.

Chief · 24/07/2017 at 16:55

Pendles to Sloane?

Is it worth it?

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 17:13

    Look back at Sloane's scorers prior to his 169 this week.

    Don't do it, he will just go back to the same when he cops a proper tag.

    Buget · 24/07/2017 at 17:40

    No maybe to selwood

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 17:43

    Agree with Buget Chief, if you don't have Selwood, get him now, Sloane is too much of a Rollercoaster boy…even Beams maybe.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/07/2017 at 17:23

cant quite crack it for 10/10 league wins
8/10 this week
My other league Titch to Scratch (you had to start with titch) is a belter.,
Hardly made it onto the winners podium all year in that one (missed the podium again this week), always come up against a team who has a day out.
Good fun but it is also rated 205 so serious competition there.
I guess if you started Titch you are halfway there as been magnificent all year. One game under 30 disposals – ball hog love it.
Gonna give Charlie a shake.

The happy place sits just outside the top 50 leagues in the land hopefully we can sneak inside this week (c'mon patch lift :))
might do a wrap up tomorrow think one is due

    SC_Kev7 · 24/07/2017 at 19:09

    Yeah sorry Trig, Patch and I are really pulling your league down…

    I did 2310 this week, gold star right?!

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/07/2017 at 21:55

      Mate you gotta be kidding
      Been gr8 fun and fierce competition.
      With guys like you, jock, BVC, shake outside the 8 it is certainly a massive challenge every single week
      Have to bring your A game every single week
      yep gold star or elephant stamp this week mate lol

Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 17:23

Does Nank have to go?…before the wet game, he had scores of 108, 81 and 94..thoughts?
Was thinking maybe…to Kennedy or Ryder.
I'm only playing for Leagues, and have 5 trades left.

    Rick Grimes · 24/07/2017 at 17:36

    See if he's named solo ruck. If not I think he needs to go. I'd prefer to hold, but last weekend hurt.

      Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 17:45

      Tell me about it Rick…with Solvol playing (covering for Goldy for me) and the weather, I lost 7 out of 10 league games this week..and dropped 700 places in the ranks.

    Buget · 24/07/2017 at 17:39

    I would trade him to Ryder i think he has to go

Ryannn · 24/07/2017 at 17:24

Nank to JJK. Worth it???
Forwards are: Macrae, Dahl, Yeo, Higgins, Westhoff, Nank (JJK), Greenwood, Miles
Leaves me with 3 trades left for finals. Sitting top in 2 of my leagues and 2nd in the other.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 24/07/2017 at 17:27

    is he your loop into your ruck if a ruck misses?

      Ryannn · 24/07/2017 at 17:32

      My rucks are Martin and Witts. If one misses ill just trade to a proven ruck

wightyswarriors · 24/07/2017 at 17:25

That alien Greene now on my never again list after this year.

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 17:30

    Gotta agree mate, he does like to let people down with his lack of restraint.

    Rick Grimes · 24/07/2017 at 17:38

    He does look like an alien wearing human skin. There's definitely something not working right in that head.

Buget · 24/07/2017 at 17:38

D: Doc, Adams, Laird, Hurley, Hibberd, Lloyd (Ryan, Nyhuis);
M: Danger, Zorko, JPK, Titchell, Neale, Fyfe, Rockliff, Shuey (Witherden, Maynard, Cousins);
R: Gawn, Grundy (Strnadica);
F: Ryder, Heeney, Macrea, Dahl, Westhoff, Yeo (Brown, Eddy).

I Want to upgraghed Rockliff to C.Blakley or someone good got 90 k now 4 trades might have to down grade as well in to 2 in all my 6 leagues Thoughts

    SC_Kev7 · 24/07/2017 at 19:05

    You can do Rocky – Selwood for 70k.

Jess · 24/07/2017 at 17:54

Thoughts? 6 Trades 81k
Adams, Shaw, Hibberd (melb), Doch, Newman, Tuohy (Hibberd – Nth, Ryan)
Jelwood, Danger, JPK, Neale, Merrett, Fyfe, Bont, Greenwood (Pepper, Witherden, Cousins)
Gawn, Martin (Strnadica)
Dank, Nank, Macrae, Buddy, Lynch, Ryder (Eddy, Parsons)

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 18:07

    Maybe get rid of Newman for Glass, cash up, and swing Witherden into the backline on field, Ryan could be back this week too as backup.

    See if Soldo is playing this week , if he is, maybe trade Nank to someone.

      Jess · 24/07/2017 at 19:02

      That was meant to read Dahl in FWD line.

GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 18:13

Should I trade Greene out? Pointless having a guy who wont be back until the last 2 rounds…

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 18:56

    Yeah probably.

    SC_Kev7 · 24/07/2017 at 19:01

    Last week before finals start so if you're in a battle for a spot in the 8 I'd trade

      GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 21:18

      Na im 4th in all my leagues. But think ill get rid of him anyway

        Pete · 24/07/2017 at 21:20

        Think I'm gonna trade him for Macrae.

        Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 21:28

        Chances are if you wait for him to get back, he'll do it again his next game, he's an impetuous moron lol

Jim_bob321 · 24/07/2017 at 18:26

Brisbane better challenge Zorko's suspension.
If Trent Cotchin and Ben Cunnington can escape suspension, surely Zorko can

    GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 18:45

    Totally agree. I have him and Greene 🙁

    Stefan Valensisi · 25/07/2017 at 09:39

    The force was visible by Zorko though, Plowman was in tears. Vince just flopped but Cotchin did deserve a week.

    Jake.B · 25/07/2017 at 11:33

    Brisbane are challenging it. Should get off.

      hedski · 25/07/2017 at 12:19

      No challenge, taking the week.

        Jake.B · 25/07/2017 at 17:16

        Bloody ridiculous they said they were going to last night. Cotchin is the afl love child

AFLSC17 · 24/07/2017 at 18:36

5 trades left and 31k. Want to get in Kruezer for Nank, Glass in the mid for cover and would like to get Dusty or Titch

DEF: Doch Laird Simpson Rance Lloyd Hibberd (Ryan Witherden)
MID: Danger Zerrett Bont Oliver Jelwood Adams JPK Fyfe (Bolton Cousins Freeman)
RUCK: Martin Nank (Strnadica)
FWD: Macrae Yeo Buddy Dahl Lynch Heeney (Pickett Eddy)

Thoughts are greatly appreciated

    SC_Kev7 · 24/07/2017 at 19:00

    Maybe sacrifice on of your back 6 (Rance imo) and shift Adams back. Glass in but will be M8. Nank to Kruze


    Ryan to Glass. Rance out, shift Adams back. Think you'll have the cash for Titch/Dusty.

    Randomcliche · 25/07/2017 at 09:15

    People were floating with idea of selling danger….could free up some cash….

The Hoff · 24/07/2017 at 18:38

Def: Doc, Adams, Laird, Hurley, Hibberd, Lloyd (Ryan, Nyhuis);
Mid: Danger, Zorko, JPK, T.Mitchell, Neale, Fyfe, Rockliff, Shuey (Witherden, Maynard, Cousins);
Ruc: Gawn, Grundy (Strnadica);
Fow: Ryder, Heeney, Macrea, Dahl, Westhoff, Yeo (Brown, Eddy).


    GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 18:47

    You are similar to me and have to hope Brown comes back for collingwood to have bench cover FWD. You should consider getting rid of Rockliff though..

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 18:53

    How many trades have you got left?

    Very decent looking team, if you have trades left I would move Rocky on.

    Jelwood is still pretty cheap, it would only cost about 70k to make that move.

    Don't Blush Baby · 24/07/2017 at 19:14

    Shuey might be injured

Paul · 24/07/2017 at 18:48

Walters Nakervis Hannan on my forward line
Newman and Jones in my defence
Only 3 trades left – ranked 600 and 2nd in my league
Any suggestions

    Definition · 24/07/2017 at 18:49

    Ranked 600 with those blokes?????

      Paul · 24/07/2017 at 18:55

      Besides Nank all others on my bench
      Have Greenwood starting as fwd 6 if I don't replace Walters till final
      Fwds Macre, Dal, Heeney, Yeo,
      Def Adams , laird, Hurley , Howe , Lloyd, Dock,

ahmad rubas · 24/07/2017 at 18:57

who is better to loophole at d7 newman or lloyd?
and buddy loophole at f7 as sydney play friday night?

    Randomcliche2 · 25/07/2017 at 09:17


Tyruddanaut · 24/07/2017 at 19:04

I am over with this season. So over that I am burning trades at will. Nank to Gawn gets me 1 left but f*** it

    Northerner · 24/07/2017 at 22:13

    Hold for one more week if you can. Gawn looked like he picked up a niggle and Nank had one spud effort in bath like conditions.

      Tyruddanaut · 25/07/2017 at 07:44

      There, my friend, is where you are wrong. Banks output since R6:
      68, 92, 100, 75, 83, 72, 62, 108, 81, 94, 54

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 22:48

    I reckon re-evaluate your strategy for next season, I think at a minimum, you need either 2 trades and a fully playing bench (barring 1 loopholer) or 4 trades with a few non playing bench players going into the finals, otherwise you could end up with a very sour taste in your mouth at the end of it all..and then all your season's hard work has been for nought.

    No offence bud, but you've got to try to save more trades next year for the end game (finals).

      Tyruddanaut · 25/07/2017 at 07:47

      If I don't trade then I have 2 trades plus full benches but I can't handle it. Greenwood can take over if a forward/mid goes out so I only need trades for Def or Ruck. So far this season I've only had 3 injuries so I don't think I'll many more

Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 19:20

Time of the year to get down to business. Lynch and Newman out, Titch and Ryder in.

Leaves Greenwood at F6 but Nank and Stewart F7/F8

Rocky M9, Myers and Cousins M10/M11.

Witherden D6, McGrath and Ryan D7/D8.

Goldy/Witts Cameron R3 for swing.

    jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 19:54

    Sounds like you're pretty well set. How many trades do you have left after bringing in Titch and Ryder?

      Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 20:51

      Only one after these. I am a bit hesitant to do them, but considering my bench depth it's probably the way to go. If Goldy is kept out (which I doubt) I may go to Gawn or Kreuzer, or even Ryder in the ruck. It's either save my three trades for injuries and potentially get knocked out of finals early, or save one and increase my scoring potential by 50+ points.

        JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 01:36

        You improve your team big time,I'd do it and just hope for no injuries in the finals.Ps I'm down to two trades.

    Randomcliche2 · 25/07/2017 at 09:21

    I'd sell Greenwood over lynch because of the ceiling, but yes titch and ryder and good options to bring in.

      Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:51

      Can only get Dusty instead of Titch if I keep Lynch, not sure about it as I feel Greenwood will score just as well as Lynch, and feel Titch is going to finish big, and has been so consistent.

TOPHAWK1 · 24/07/2017 at 19:20

The trade levers are going to be in action this week. These two trades are massive.

Thoughts on these two trades?

OUT- Mitch Hibberd IN- Conor Glass (DEF/MID)
OUT- Toby Nankervis IN- Max Gawn or Matthew Kreuzer

Gawn would obviously need be a certain starter next week. (His current ankle problem must be monitored closely) If he is declared fit, he could get back to some of that majestic 2016 form. At his rock bottom price of $455K, this can simply not go unnoticed.

However, should Gawn not come up next week or there are lingering doubts about his fitness, I can afford to bring in Kreuzer. It obviously means that my warchest is drained.


    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 20:15

    Like it…injured guy out, promising rookie in and Nank out for a top 2 Ruckman, hopefully Gawny's ok so you'll have some moola left over.

      TOPHAWK1 · 24/07/2017 at 20:37

      Thanks Russty.

      If Gawn is declared fit, I just have to get him in. The Dees are finals bound, so the motivation levels with big Maxy have got to be really high. Gawnie, like the Dees, want finals action big time.

      I have therefore flicked Ryder from R2 to the forward line (via Stradnica) where he will hopefully see out the season. Nank is now at R2 where he will now be replaced by Gawn.

      I will then be ultra premo with 2 trades left going into finals. Both these trades will be used as corrective trades only.


        Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 20:45

        What do you think Glass's JS is like Hawk…and whose spot did he take in the Hawk's lineup?, didn't see him play but his stats looked good.

          TOPHAWK1 · 24/07/2017 at 20:59

          HopefullyJS is solid after his 84 SC against Freo in the West last Saturday night. Great effort.

          He replaced Kurt Heatherley. (Omitted) The prick has done bugger all in defense for the Hawks.

        Northerner · 24/07/2017 at 22:18

        I think it's too big a risk going Gawn this week given injury history this year. If you can, give him one more week and you then have him for finals. That's what I'll be doing.

    Defying_Madness · 24/07/2017 at 21:03

    Solid trades. Expect glass to possibly be rotated out for Heatherley against taller forward lines. He should score well as bench cover though.

    Tyruddanaut · 24/07/2017 at 21:35

    Oooh….. I'm taking a massive risk with Gawn this week because he'll be better for the finals

The Hoff · 24/07/2017 at 19:22

Would Blakey be a good diffrent player for Rockliff

    jez_m · 24/07/2017 at 19:31

    At this stage I'd be leaning more towards a proven premo. Freo are playing terribly which might not help his scoring for the rest of the year.

    GloryDays90 · 24/07/2017 at 21:16

    I like his game. Very good POD
    Get him in if you want a POD

    Leeds17 · 24/07/2017 at 21:33

    Going to be a gun but might be getting him right at his peak now

Rivo · 24/07/2017 at 19:25

4 trades and $75k left.

Who goes to help finalise the team?

1. Nank at F5 and DPP swing (have Ryder at F3) and Strnadica at R3;
2. Greenwood (M8 and DPP swing with Bolton (F7);
3. T. Lynch (GC) at F6.

Would love Dusty but need 2 trades to do it.

    Tyruddanaut · 24/07/2017 at 21:37

    I'm going with Nank personally. Greenwood seems better and he's a first year lol

      Rivo · 24/07/2017 at 22:01

      Yes Nank is all tanked out. Do I roll the dice on 2 x trades or one?

      E.g – Mountford & Nank to Dusty & Young?

      Or just do the one trade? Nank to ?

Doc · 24/07/2017 at 20:16

Lads, any suggestions to finalise/pimp my side.
2 trades. 94k. Sitting 2nd in my cash league but have to win last round to get the double chance.

Doch, laird, Adams, hibberd, Shaw, Lloyd (Newman, junker)

Danger, Titch, Jelwood, Zerret, Bont, hanners, Steven, Pendles (Greenwood, Hewett, Bolton)

Witts, Gawn (Strandica)

Yeo, Dahl, JJK, Wallis, Mccrae, Cameron (Nank, Bayok)

Any suggestions welcomed.

    Tyruddanaut · 24/07/2017 at 21:39


      B T · 24/07/2017 at 22:02

      Yep, i agree. Hold trades and use Greenwood and Nank as cover.

    Randomcliche · 25/07/2017 at 01:06

    Newman to Sloane or Treloar.. or the safer longterm option of Newman to Howe, Roberton, Williams, Simpson and swinging or Llyod to the mids to cover pendles. I like the Howe move the most.

    Cogla13 · 25/07/2017 at 07:36

    Only 2 trades left and you are still holding Pendles who had more surgery. Think you are going to run out of trades.

Jake.B · 24/07/2017 at 20:48

Finally got Docherty into my team this week for newman.

DEF| Docherty, Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd & Shaw(ryan,junker)

MID| Danger, Titch, Zorko, Kelly, Merrett, Oliver, Bonti & Selwood (Witherden, Bolton & Miles)

RUCK| Grundy & Nank (Strndica)

FWD| Yeo, Macrae, Franklin, Higgins, Dahlhaus & Greenwood (Young & Deluca)

I have 3 trades left. Looking at doing nank to gawn next week (made my two trades for this week as of yet) then hoping to ride this team all the way to my cash leagues!

Defying_Madness · 24/07/2017 at 20:59

Will Rance bounce back? Haven't watched many tigers games but has his role changed? Worried about his scoring and with his run home he might not score many points. Having 60 points as D6 every 2 weeks is unacceptable. Considering a risky move of trading Rance to Sloane and put Witherden at D6. Sloane would be loopholed with Treloar/ Hanners who have crappy scores very often. If this trade is successful it could help me bump up the rankings.

    Whatyasmokin · 24/07/2017 at 21:07

    I could easily get whoever for my last defensive position but will probably gamble Witherden at D6 so I can move Rocky to M9. 57 isn't good enough for M8 but Witherden's 80+ is for D6. I like the move you are proposing.

Shaun · 24/07/2017 at 21:04

DEF: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Lloyd, Hibberd, Witherden (Ryan, Nyhuis)

MID: Danger, Martin, Jelwood, Oliver, Bont, JPK, Treloar, Fyfe (Mountford, Bolton, Hibberd

RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Strnadica)

FWD: Macrae, Yeo, Dalhaus, Buddy, Ryder, Heeney (Cox, Eddy)

5 trades left, 44k. Do I run with Witherden as D6 for the remainder of the year?
Any trade advice would be appreciated, thanks.

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 22:00

    You can run with Witherden for a little longer, seems good for an 80.

    Then once he maxes out in cash you can turn him into Roberton, Simpson and the likes.

Jake.B · 24/07/2017 at 21:11

Pendles has just had a 2nd round of surgery for his finger. Trade him out guys don't bother holding him – for you people that have!

    Randomcliche · 25/07/2017 at 01:12

    That sucks but thanks bud..

Pete · 24/07/2017 at 21:18

Sitting 2nd in my league but could slip as far down as 5th if I lose this week. Have only 4 trades left. Should I trade out Greene for MaCrae ? Or should I hold the trades ? I'd have to play Mountford or Parsons onfield or both if J Cameron doesn't come back this week if I don't trade.
The DPP status will give me extra depth to cover both mids and forwards.

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 21:57

    Would be a good idea to trade out Greene.

    Macrae is a must have so I would recommend the trade.

    Finnius123 · 24/07/2017 at 22:05

    Yeah I like it

Pete · 24/07/2017 at 21:28

Which 2 to play on field out of J Lloyd, Shaw and Witherden ?

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 21:38

    I'd say Witherden and Shaw on current form, and lack of form from Lloyd.

    Bretts Hawks · 24/07/2017 at 21:43

    mcveigh effects Lloyd a lot, id probably bench him

    Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:49

    Lloyd had 30 touches vs GCS in round 16. Since then only around 21 touches. Sydney are sharing it round too much.

    I have faith he'll bounce back though and Shaw has been garbage I'd bench him.

P.Cripps · 24/07/2017 at 21:36

would Greenwood to beams be a good trade or is Greenwood a solid keeper

    Bruce · 24/07/2017 at 21:56

    Greenwood seems as good as Beams. wouldn't be a bad idea to hold him.

      Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:44

      Nowhere near as good as Beams, but then again Beams breaks down.

    Northerner · 24/07/2017 at 22:21

    His DPP is valuable this stage of season. Keep him.

    Derek · 24/07/2017 at 22:36

    Crouch will miss a few. Greenwood should get more TOG

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 22:39

    Greenwood's a solid backup..or starter and a dpp so, if you could trade out someone else, maybe do that.

    GloryDays90 · 25/07/2017 at 11:03

    Keep Greenwood. Very good cover or will fill the last FWD or MID position

    Jake.B · 25/07/2017 at 11:31

    Greenwood is a keeper.

Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 21:37

Goldstein had 52 hit-outs, eight disposals and six tackles for Werribee in the VFL on Sunday in a solid performance after being dropped.

Surely Goldy has to get back in doesn't he?…8 disposals ain't that great though…fingers crossed.

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 21:55

    Definitely not as good as I had expected, although Nick Larkey blew his chance and boy it would be a miracle for him to hold his spot.

steve · 24/07/2017 at 21:50

I have Pendels but i also have 4 trades left.

I only want to use the 1 trade on Pendels which will leave me with 533K to get another Midfielder.

I currently have Danger, Treloar, Merrett, Titch, Selwood, Neale and Bont.

Who would you recommend community?

    B T · 24/07/2017 at 21:54

    Yeo, Oliver, Ebert and Parker seem like the main options.

    Beams Is good value as is Rocky but both are fairly risky.

    RobDog · 24/07/2017 at 22:10

    Ebert. Is a POD and has been very consistent apart from a two week spell. Has a 3 round average of 120+ and BE of 55. Best bet IMO

B T · 24/07/2017 at 21:52

Dayne Beams or Dylan Roberton?

    SC_Kev7 · 25/07/2017 at 07:59


    Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:42

    How many trades left? Full premo? Impossible to answer without seeing the whole picture… your team.

Finnius123 · 24/07/2017 at 22:01

Best ruckman for the run home apart from Kreuzer or Gawn?

    Pete · 24/07/2017 at 22:22


    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 22:23

    Mummy?…no secondary spud to stuff up his scores…or Martin if he lone wolfs it

    Northerner · 25/07/2017 at 05:40

    Kruezer is doing it week in week out and has been for many weeks now. Could be Gawn, but I think he needs to deliver this week to prove is not still injury or fitness affected. His BE is still 108 so even if he goes super large he'll be lesss than $500k still and that extra data point is worth the extra cash IMO.

      Tibor · 25/07/2017 at 10:36

      Great call. Carlton also appear to be tiring now and just playing for seasons end. Melbourne have everything to play for and Gawn is so vital to their chances. The extra motivation swings it his way for me but his right leg looks like it is being held together with tape. The hold one week plan is a great idea if it can be done

    Relton · 25/07/2017 at 06:36

    Majak daw

      Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:41


Northerner · 24/07/2017 at 22:28

I was looking at team values today. Seems totals are down on prior years. In top 200 I could only find 2 teams >$14m value. Last few years most of top 20 would have been ~ $14m. There's only one of top 20 at present. 10th highest team value in top 200 was approx $13.85m. Many top teams in the $13m to $13.5m range.

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 22:41

    This year's been so full of up and down form from premos, midpricers and rookies, not to mention injuries and players getting dropped, I'm not surprised by that at all.

    Randomcliche2 · 25/07/2017 at 09:30

    You're very right on that, pretty sure overall point scoring lower as well….

Alan · 24/07/2017 at 22:58

Ebert or Cotch as a Pod option?

    Russty_ · 24/07/2017 at 23:06

    I'd go Ebert over Cotchin, Ebert's a harder nut, Cotchin can go missing during games because he can be a blouse…Cotchin's a hair model who plays Footy, and will go onto be a hand model when his hair falls out. 🙂

      Tibor · 25/07/2017 at 10:37

      Cotch does have MRP immunity which can be handy

      Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:39


garfield_da_cat · 25/07/2017 at 00:08

Does anyone have an idea of what Heeneys breakeven will be going into rd 19 i'm thinking of getting Heeney into my side but want to know whether to do it this week or next?

    Russty_ · 25/07/2017 at 00:25

    Yeah it's 110, you really don't have Supercoach Gold at this time of year?…it's $20.00 for the season.

    Moose · 25/07/2017 at 00:41

    Have a look at the footywire site. All the break evens and expected price changes.

JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 00:40

Have to pull the trigger this week after two weeks of not trading,injuries have stuffed me up again,making it nine trades overall for the season due to injury replacement,so Pendles to Merrett and Sandy to Kreuzer,leaves me with only two trades,but I can't keep depending on SPP and Nank,when I'm up against full premo teams.

    Juzzy · 25/07/2017 at 01:10

    Sound like good, and necessary, trades Mate.

    I would hang on to your last 2 trades. SPP and Nank have the potential to outscore my Rocky and Lynch the way things are going.
    Good luck.

      JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 01:53

      Thanks Juzzy,I was going to do those trades last week,but due to my low trades waited and it cost me,will be making 7 of my 8 league finals,the one I missed out on was in 'Rogue Traders' which is ranked 312 overall and needed to win on the weekend to make 8th spot,but lost by 12pts.Ranked 6,243 which will be my best year so far,came 24,552 last year and 33,673 the year before that,so getting better,just have to learn to have more trades left come finals time.Good luck to you as well.

Juzzy · 25/07/2017 at 00:54

Was one of the lucky ones who jumped on Walters at 350ishK. Has been awesome but unfortunately his time has come.
Think I will swing Ryder forward and trade Walters for Gawn.

Who would have thought early in the season that it would be possible to trade Walters to Gawn and pocket 60k ?

Been a strange year.

Choice · 25/07/2017 at 06:03

Newman to Johannison?

    Tibor · 25/07/2017 at 10:28

    JJ looking better, signed the contract, not in the media every day and looks to be just back playing footy

    Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:37

    Can't get anyone better? JJ might just drop off again.

      Choice · 25/07/2017 at 11:48

      no coin

Ash · 25/07/2017 at 08:18

Hey guys would you keep shaw or rance? I want to swing lloyd back and upgrade my M6

    Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:36

    Both are garbage at the moment go with your gut.

mike · 25/07/2017 at 08:54

Hi guys –

4 Trades left with $0 in bank.

Need to trade Wingard & Newman this week – who should i look to bring in for both these guys?

Doch, Adams, Laird, Newman, Shaw, Hibbard
Danger, Martin, Merrett, Bont, Wines, Selwood, Heppell, Kennedy
Grundy, Ryder
Yeom Dahl, Franklin, Lynch, Wingard, Wallis

Thanks community!

    DOG MAN · 25/07/2017 at 08:56


Paul · 25/07/2017 at 08:56

Hi community, have three trade options this week, need to get rid of Pendlebury and Newman, what's the best combination to bring in?

1. Martin / Tuohy
2. Neale / Z Williams or Roberton
3. Sloane / Hibberd

Probably leaning towards option 2 right at the minute, but keen to get your thoughts.

    Randomcliche2 · 25/07/2017 at 09:34

    You're probably right with option 2…good balance. I'd go Roberton, ball might spend a bit more time back as soon as saints can't make 8…

      Sam_01 · 25/07/2017 at 10:55

      Probably go 1 dusty is a beast, Neale has been average the past few weeks

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 15:41

    Something different,Martin/Hibberd,both in top form.

      Paul · 25/07/2017 at 15:45

      Unfortunately there's a thing called the salary cap haha!

        JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 16:02

        I'd go with the first option then,Martin/Tuohy.Who do you have in your mids out of interest,just that I like Hibberd in defence,but not mad on Sloane,either goes big or scores under 90.

Tommy · 25/07/2017 at 10:53

Def: Doc, Adams, Laird, Simmo, Rance, Hibberd (Ryan, Shaz)
Mid: Danger, Neale, Jelwood, JPK, Bont, Treloar, Fyfe, Witherden
Ruc: Grundy, Ryder (Buzza)
Fwd: Macrae, Yeo, Dahl, Heeney, Buddy, Greenwood (Lynch, Strndica)

Thoughts on what trades community? Got 3 trades and 414k in the bank. Ideally, would like to get Witherden into def to loop with Rance every week. Also would like to eventually bring in an M9 like Rocky to loophole. Was thinking one of my bench defenders – Titch via Junker, but need a non playing player in defense to loophole witherden.
Thoughts are very much appreciated!

    Tommy · 25/07/2017 at 10:56

    and my mid bench is cousins, JDC and Junker)

      TheGreatBozza · 25/07/2017 at 12:55

      How about Scharenberg to Dusty or Merrett via junker?
      Will need another trade it seems to swing Witherden back and use Junker as a loophole, but that is risky with leaving 1 trade left

    Derek · 25/07/2017 at 13:24

    only 3 trades. i would just upgrade Shaz to Dusty

Sam_01 · 25/07/2017 at 10:54

I have a must win match to make finals both my opponent and I have the Bont
Is it worth trading him to get one up over my opponent only have the 55k to splash
Ryder, Parker, beams, Blakey even who will outscore bont under 570k

    Whatyasmokin · 25/07/2017 at 11:34

    What happens if Bont outscores all those options this week? I feel like you're grasping at straws.

    Derek · 25/07/2017 at 13:18

    i like having an opponent with alot of similar players. makes the few POD easier to control and calculate how the match up is going to pan out.

    if your POD matchups don't look good, then you can pull the trigger on Bont

      Sam_01 · 25/07/2017 at 16:32

      Well we got similar teams
      I have dusty vs his tmitch
      Rance vs his hibberd
      Adams vs Howe
      But will be relying on tom lynch and Kennedy to kick a bag for me which worries me

Bhargs · 25/07/2017 at 11:07

Def: Doc, Adams, Laird, Hurley, Lloyd, J Martin (Ryan, Hibberd (NM))
Mid: Danger, Titch, Jelwood, JPK, Bont, Oliver, Fyfe, Witherden (Perryman, J. Atley, C Brown)
Ruc: Witts, Martin (Strnadica)
Fwd: Macrae, Yeo, Dahl, Nank, Buddy, Westhoff (Schoen, McInnes)

5 trades left 90k in the bank.

NEED HELP on what trades to make. Would like a decent M8 Option but want to hold Witherden as Bench cover.

Thoughts are appreciated.

    TheGreatBozza · 25/07/2017 at 12:51

    In a tough bind. I'd say downgrade a Schoenmakers to a cheap rookie to which should give you around $260K to play with in the bank. Dumping Perryman can give you a crack at Ebert (good run home), Sloane (high ceiling but will be tagged in the run home), or Beams (cheap as chips)

Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 12:16

How confident are we that Beams will see out the season? He's cheap as chips and has a big ceiling. He's also more fragile than a crystal chandelier.

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 12:35

    He did get hit by a Mummy at full speed,not sure that means he's fragile.

      TheGreatBozza · 25/07/2017 at 12:42

      Call me crazy but it may have been good for him. We all know he has struggled with injuries (other than getting steamrolled by the Mummy), so a few weeks over to ensure his legs don't get too sore would have done him some good

        Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 12:56

        I have a very underwhelming Luke Shuey at M8. If I go to Beams I can trade Nank up to Kruze.

        Or alternatively, can grab Selwood but could then only afford Martin, Mummy or Gawn.

          TheGreatBozza · 25/07/2017 at 13:02

          I'd look at Selwood & Gawn.

          Although be prepared for a turd of a score when Cats play the Pies and Levi gets a hold of him. But I think the value in Gawn over Kreuzer is too good to pass up.

            Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 14:13

            If Goldy isn't named this week I'll nab him. He'll go huge against Majak and that invisible bloke who scored 1. Does have Mummy the week after mind you.

          GloryDays90 · 25/07/2017 at 13:46

          Nothing wrong with Gawn, Mummy or Martin.

            Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 14:17

            Very true. If the Nank is sharing ruck duties again, he's Gaaaaaaaawn.

          JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 15:36

          Shuey to Beams and Nank to Kruze works for me,a huge improvement to your team.

GloryDays90 · 25/07/2017 at 12:33

Brisbane are not appealing.. Zorko will be out for 1 week.. what a JOKE! This season is officially F#cked

    Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 13:37

    He probably would have copped a hard tag and scored 60 anyway. Such a gun when he's left to run free.

    Jacko · 25/07/2017 at 21:20

    You can't punch blokes mate especially after the outcry from the public. He will come back better than ever.

TheGreatBozza · 25/07/2017 at 12:46

Coming in to finals and I've secured a top 4 finish with 7 trades left. I'll be offloading Pendles and I'm not sure whether to go Dusty who is value at $570K however the top 2 sides have him, or go a POD in Merrett or Mitchell (only 2nd place has him). Crunching the numbers and the bloke in first should be favourite on paper, so its a matter of negating Dusty and his high ceiling or going for it with Zerrett or T Mitch

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 13:10

    That's funny,you've asked the same question as me,but with Mitch thrown in,I'd go with Mitch if you can afford him,he's just so consistent,though,like you said Dusty can go large,like on the weekend.

JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 12:50

Was going to trade in Merrett for Pendles,but now I'm thinking of Dusty since they are the same price,but am reluctant to do so since I traded Dusty out in R6 when he was playing with an injury and not keen on trading a player in that I have already traded out.I've done the Pendles to Merrett trade,should I reverse it and trade in Dusty?PS before you all get into me about trading Dusty out,I regretted it two weeks after I did it,but I did end up getting Mitch in R9 with the help from Dusty's $.

    Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 13:36

    We've all traded out a guy we shouldn't have, so no shame there. Five round average not too different, 112 Zerrett, 115 Dusty. Just feel Dusty has the bigger capacity. I wouldn't rule out trading in a guy just because you've owned him earlier in the season. That's a sunk cost, only decision to be made is who is best for the remaining rounds.

      CaptKaOs · 25/07/2017 at 14:25

      Agree 100%. I traded out Fyfe. And traded him back in at good value. It could still burn me, but I don't regret it.

      JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 14:52

      Thanks Rick,yes you are right,I just have to get my head around trading Dusty back in after wasting a trade trading him out.Looking at the draw,I do like Essendons better than Richmonds though,more home games,or I could just get Dusty since he is going up in price and keep Merrett who is projected to be going down in price,on the watchlist in case of more injuries.

        Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 16:50

        Can't go wrong with either. I have both.

Dan · 25/07/2017 at 13:45

I'm a bit torn on this, and would love some help.
I have 5 trades left and a 394K warchest. I'm planning on trading Rocky and Parsons (moving Greenwood to the bench)

Which trade option do you think would be better out of:
Rocky to Dusty; Parsons to Heeney (leaving 27K for my last 3 trades)
Rocky to Beams; Parsons to Ryder (leaving 76K for my last 3 trades)


    murray · 25/07/2017 at 13:55


      Rick Grimes · 25/07/2017 at 14:14

      Option 1.

        Dan · 25/07/2017 at 14:28

        Thanks guys! Option 1 it is.

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 14:31

    Depends who you have in your Rucks,Ryder could be handy that way.

      Dan · 25/07/2017 at 14:45

      Hi JohndJames. My rucks are: Stef Martin, Gawn (Strnadica).

        JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 15:20

        Go with Ryder,that way if Max doesn't get up for this weekend's game you will have cover.

          Dan · 25/07/2017 at 15:49

          Thanks for that. I'll keep my eye on the Gawn situation this week.

Octa Mouse. · 25/07/2017 at 14:02

I cannot afford the great Docherty even after making two trades bringing in Glass for Shaz (Derek, the Hawker, will Glass survive the SC year?) and trading Newman to whom?
Who is the best of these players that I do not have: Hurley, Simpson, Z. Williams, Roberton, Howe and JJ.
Or, I can trade out Newman which will give me enough to get anyone but Hurley and have 4 trades.

    Grimshawy · 25/07/2017 at 14:54

    Mouse, with players going down left right and centre, you will need a minimum of 4 trades. Obviously you have been conservative because many have 2 trades left!!!!
    So, my humble opinion. One trade. Either [email protected] 98 or Williams @ 96.
    Pity you can't get The Doc.

    Jake.B · 25/07/2017 at 17:15

    I'm lucky I orchestrated two trades last week to be able to get me enough cash to get Newman to Docherty. Still scored 2358 with Newman's pus score

SC Connoisseur · 25/07/2017 at 14:02

G Ablett:
Avg VS Rich since 2007: 139.22 from 9 (low of 120 and a high of 170, 9/9 120+)

J Kennedy (Syd):
Avg VS Haw since 2012: 125.62 from 13 (low of 101 and a high of 173, 6/13 120+, 4/13 140+)

P Dangerfield:
Avg VS Carl since 2012: 123.4 from 5 (low of 89 and a high of 174, 2/5 below 100, 3/5 120+)
2017 ES Avg: 132.67 from 3 (low of 120 and a high of 140, 3/3 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 147.67 from 9 (low of 110 and a high of 196, 7/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 140 from 11 (low of 90 and a high of 165, 1/11 below 100, 10/11 120+)

J Selwood:
Avg VS Carl since 2008: 105.91 from 11 (low of 74 and a high of 154, 5/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)
2017 ES Avg: 134.33 from 3 (low of 121 and a high of 154, 3/3 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 113 from 8 (low of 73 and a high of 151, 3/8 below 100, 5/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 124.4 from 10 (low of 94 and a high of 154, 1/10 below 100, 7/10 120+)

    CaptKaOs · 25/07/2017 at 14:30

    It would take big cahonas to bring Ablett in at this point. You need confidence that your premos will line up. Ablett at the moment looks like a week to week proposition. No doubting he can still score, but its a big risk.

      KarmaCat · 25/07/2017 at 14:44

      Too big a risk unless you have to win this week to make league finals.

Gogzsta · 25/07/2017 at 14:33

2 Trades, $95,000
DEF: Docherty, Laird, Simpson, Hibberd, Adams, Roberton (Ryan, Perryman)
MID: Dangerfield, Fyfe, J.P Kennedy, Neale, M.Murphy, Bontempelli, Wines, Priddis (Witherden, Cousins, C.Brown)
RUCK: Mumford, Martin (Strndica)
FWD: Yeo, Franklin, Heeney, Dahlhaus, N.Riewoldt, Nankervis (Beech, Eddy)

Let it rip community, tell me where to focus my last two trades and who I should be dragging in.

    JohndJames · 25/07/2017 at 15:15

    The two players glaring at me are Priddis and Riewoldt,they really shouldn't be in your side at this late stage,the only problem is they aren't worth that much now and the fact you only have two trades left,like a lot of us mind you.I would be holding,even though I really wouldn't want them in my side,and keep the two trades for injuries and players being dropped.

SCnoob · 25/07/2017 at 20:06

6 trades, $274,200 in the bank.

DEF – Docherty, Adams, Laird, McGovern, Lloyd, Witherden (Newman, McNeice)

MID – Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, Bontempelli, J. Selwood, JP Kennedy, Treloar, Fyfe, Gaff (Fisher, Pickett, Brown)

RUC – Grundy, Gawn (Strnadica)

FWD – Macrae, Yeo, Dahlhaus, Lynch, Greene, Greenwood (Eddy, Young)

Greene obviously has to go. Contenders for a like-minded swap?

Also thinking of moving on Newman, should I go for cash or points? Witherden is more than holding his own at D6, possibly downgrade Newman and spend in future?

I don't know the answers, I'm called SCnoob for a reason!

    Russty_ · 25/07/2017 at 23:14

    Hey noob, I would go Greene to Josh Kennedy..or Heeney or Buddy and Pickett to Glass this week.

    Will make you some cash and give you better cover on the mid bench, Leave Newman for now as a backup.

NickMacMan · 26/07/2017 at 20:25

Gonna have 2 trades left, do i get dusty or selwood and keep the extra $100,000 for a fix up in finals

Moosehead · 26/07/2017 at 20:43

Dusty and keep the $100K

Jochem · 28/07/2017 at 17:12

Roberton or Hibberd for Scott Selwood? (DDP Witherden/LLoyd or Adams)

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