Community Team Discussion

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All right community, did you catch the pod yesterday? Make sure you let everyone know she’s up and the site is pumping again, word of mouth is the best way to keep building this community up!

What’s going on in this AFL X thing, not sure if there’s any relevance here or if it’s a gold mine. Either way, I’d rather watch the old blokes playing AFL 9’s in Ringwood I reckon, at least they care enough to create some argy-bargy or call the umpire a washed up dickhead.

I’ve attached my side but you can probably tell there’s a few holes to fill, let’s whack our teams in the comments and have a good old chin wag.

-Lek



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BrownlowBoy

Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Richards, Doedee, Morgan, Murray, Mirra
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, LDU, Brodie, Worpel, Kelly, Bailey
Gawn, Goldstein, Olango
Heeney, Billings, Curnow, Dawson, Rioli, Switkowski, Ahern, Ryan

Billings to Greene if he doesn't get up from his injury.

32k left and 30 trades 😉

gordo29

Haven’t seen Goldsteins around name much

BrownlowBoy

He's as good as any of the other options in my opinion.

BrownlowBoy

With Daw supposedly playing down back – I assume Preuss must play in VFL as I cannot see Daw, Goldy and Preuss playing together. Goldy apparently looking very good this pre season from reports.

Jedders

If Daw plays down back I’m happt to bet the overs in the match points jesus! Will
Get lost like a toddler in a shopping centre at Xmas

Patch

Pruess scaring a lot off – myself included. Can't see him being top three if Pruess plays 16+ games for mine. Can do worse, but not for mine.

fatboyfat7

Curious on your rucks this year Patch, seems like your not keen on any of them! Worries about Martin with Archie S playing, you don't like Jacobs, Pruess scaring you off Goldy, Kruezer a bit too expensive, Grundy a concern with Buckley looking at Cox…
With Ryder's early bye, he's not ideal either imo unless your prepared to take the hit…?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

BB im sure you've heard this from me before.
But light on in def and fwd so pretty reliant on rookies to score well which i am wary of based on what happened last year.

On the flip side super strong midfield with kelly on the bench.
Dawson could be an astute pick.

BrownlowBoy

Yeah cheers TH. I don't really like selecting mid pricers, but if rookies aren't looking promising, something will have to give.

gordo29

Back – Howe, Witherden,Brayshaw, Naughton, O'Shea, Dodee (Murray, Richards)

Mid- Danger, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Brayshaw, LDU (Brodie, Ahren, Freeman)

Ruc – Gawn, Nicnat (Cameron)

Fwd – Heeney, Petracca, curnow, Lobb, Higgins, Ryan (Rioli, Kirkby)

$95,900 left

The Flying Dutchman

May be the first time I have seen The Bont included in a team – as I posted in the podcast thread I have this feeling he will bounce back this year and leap into the top 10. He may be a surprising pod for you Gordo.

Patch

BT would say there are too many Brashaw's in that side but I like it. Haven't looking into the Bont but PODdish. Petracca another risky one who could go KABOOM this year.

Witherden over Rich as D2 is a very, very, very, very, very wise decision.

Stirlsy

Yeah im with Patch, Witherden i like the pick but cant fit in the team ATM.

gordo29

Thanks for all the feedback. No doubt it will change before round one

Krups

Def: Hurley, Laird, Simpson, Murray, Doedee, McPherson
Bench: Naughton & Richards

Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, JOM, LDU, Brodie
Bench: Barry, Kelly, Garlett

Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat Bench: Olongo

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Greene, Rayner, Fogarty, Higgins
Bench: Rioli, Ryan

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Only team ive seen without cripps
Everyone is backing him in would have to be close to most selected along with Gawn

Zorko pod.

Light on in the bookends so reliant on rookie scores.

Krups

Guns and rookies team mate

gator59

What are you calling JOM a gun or rookie!!

krups

Hahaha……got me there. A guookie?

Shake n bake

Im so undecided on beams or cripps Trigg!!! Only going with one atm, slightly favouring Beams.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If i started beams, rocky or b crouch it would b if i didnt start danger so to use as a stepper when/if he fell in price. Looking for them to go gang busters early before upgrade or injury.

Cripps i see as a keeper like your crouch oliver from last year.

Shake n Bake

Im not starting Danger. Beams if i keep him in my side would be as a keeper. Thats where JOM comes into play Trigg! Ive got a little coin left over aswell just hoping JOM flies the gate early and with the extra coin could make up the short fall.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Going against history there shakers.
Been awhile since beams got through a full season.- 2012.

StevoRivo

Team changing more than my undies Lek…

D: Hurley, Yeo, Laird, Bonner, O’Shea, Doedee (Morgan, Murray);
M: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Davies-Uniakie, Brodie (Kelly, Spargo, Barry);
R: Gawn, Nic-Nat (Hayes);
F: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Petraca, Stringer, Rayner, J.Dawson (Higgins, Ryan).

Imgonnalose

Love the Armitage pick, been thinking about slotting him in to my team but I have vivid nightmares that bogged my pants when I had him for the entire 2016 season 😩

StevoRivo

Thanks Imgonna…
Armitage is a risk just like JOM. Likely to be a stepping stone, hope he gets to the byes and makes some cash. Would love to keep him all season with a 100 average though!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Stringer the ultimate risk reward pick.
Change might be all he needs.
I like bonner as a pick but at that awkward price.

Dan

Backs – Laird, Simpson, Rich, Murray, Keefe, Morgan (O'shea, Doedee)

Mid- Mitchell, J.Kelly, Merret, Fyfe, Cripps, O'Meara, LDU, T.Kelly (Higgins, Barry, Holman)

Rucks- Gawn,NicNat (Olango)

Forwards- Heeney, Greene, Dalhouse, Curnow, Gartlett, Ryan (Ahern, Rioli)

Still managed to have 252k to spend, so open to any suggestions.

BrownlowBoy

JOM to Danger if you can afford it.

Imgonnalose

Hurley, Roberton, Witherden, rookies x5
Danger, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Ldu (rookies)
Gawn, Nicnat
Heeney, Gray, Walters, Deledio (rookies)

What do we reckon?

Dan

Deledio is a brave pick

StevoRivo

Don’t mind it Dan. Risk yes but his ceiling is high. Might get a role at half back this season.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Some bozo wrote a piece on lids on the fantasysc site. Its all there

gordo29

Like the lids pick with Richmond winning the flag and all but would keep an eye on what his role is in the jlt, I’m hoping he will play of halfback

Liam

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Simpson, Sicily, Bonner, Doedee. (Murray, Morgan)
MID: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Cripps, Dow, LDU, Kelly (Fogarty, Barry, Holman)
RUC: Gawn, Lycett (olango)
FWD: Menegola, Heeney, Smith, Curnow, Setterfield, Ahern (Rioli, Venables)

Let me know your thoughts.

Danny

Lycett too risky for mine. As soon as Nic Nat is anywhere near 100% he's in. Menegola also facing stiff competition from Gaz/Danger/Selwoods for mid time. Heavy scorer when on tho.

Liam

Lycett turns into Ryder at r11. Feel Lycett can average 80-90 for the first 10 rounds.

paul

Lycett will make money if named round one.Nic Nat /Lycett combo has worked well in the past.However if Nic nat is not named round one or two this is a great chance to watch him when he does come in as long as Lycett is making money.Then with a couple of games under his belt trade Lycett for Nic nat before his price goes up.It may pan out that way just an option that may work.Even if they both start round one i will run with Lycett first to see how Nic Nat goes as he has had a lot of time away from footy.Lycett has too but he will make you money to get Nic nat in.

paul

BENCH
RESET
DEFENDERS
8/8
R. Laird
0
0 ADE $550,800
J. Lloyd
0
0 SYD $479,900
J. Sicily
0
0 HAW
FWD
$402,800
A. Saad
0
0 ESS $399,800
T. Doedee
0
0 ADE $123,900
L. Keeffe
0
0 GWS
FWD
$123,900
S. Murray
0
0 COL $123,900
B. Mihocek
0
0 COL $102,400
MIDFIELDERS
11/11
P. Dangerfield
0
BENCH
RESET
DEFENDERS
8/8
R. Laird
0
0 ADE $550,800
J. Lloyd
0
0 SYD $479,900
J. Sicily
0
0 HAW
FWD
$402,800
A. Saad
0
0 ESS $399,800
T. Doedee
0
0 ADE $123,900
L. Keeffe
0
0 GWS
FWD
$123,900
S. Murray
0
0 COL $123,900
B. Mihocek
0
0 COL $102,400
MIDFIELDERS
11/11
P. Dangerfield
0
0 GEE $749,800
T. Mitchell
0
0 HAW $653,500
J. Kelly
0
0 GWS $628,600
M. Crouch
0
0 ADE $608,300
N. Fyfe
0
0 FRE $597,900
L. Parker
0
0 SYD $546,000
A. Brayshaw
0
0 FRE $198,300
T. Kelly
0
0 GEE $117,300
P. Ahern
0
0 NTH
FWD
$123,900
J. Garlett
0
0 CAR
FWD
$117,300
D. Barry
0
0 PTA $117,300
RUCKS
3/3
M. Gawn
0
0 MEL $503,700
S. Lycett
0
0 WCE $277,100
T. Olango
0
0 WCE $102,400
FORWARDS
8/8
I. Heeney
0
0 SYD
MID
$536,300
S
C
V

K. Lambert
0
0 RIC
MID
$472,500
D. Smith
0
0 ESS $439,100
R. Lobb
0
0 GWS $396,500
W. Rioli
0
0 WCE $123,900
L. Ryan
0
0 WCE $117,300
J. Higgins
0
0 RIC
MID
$130,800
H. Dear
0
0 ADE
DEF
$123,900
TOTAL SELECTED
30/30

0 GEE $749,800
T. Mitchell
0
0 HAW $653,500
J. Kelly
0
0 GWS $628,600
M. Crouch
0
0 ADE $608,300
N. Fyfe
0
0 FRE $597,900
L. Parker
0
0 SYD $546,000
A. Brayshaw
0
0 FRE $198,300
T. Kelly
0
0 GEE $117,300
P. Ahern
0
0 NTH
FWD
$123,900
J. Garlett
0
0 CAR
FWD
$117,300
D. Barry
0
0 PTA $117,300
RUCKS
3/3
M. Gawn
0
0 MEL $503,700
S. Lycett
0
0 WCE $277,100
T. Olango
0
0 WCE $102,400
FORWARDS
8/8
I. Heeney
0
0 SYD
MID
$536,300
S
C
V

K. Lambert
0
0 RIC
MID
$472,500
D. Smith
0
0 ESS $439,100
R. Lobb
0
0 GWS $396,500
W. Rioli
0
0 WCE $123,900
L. Ryan
0
0 WCE $117,300
J. Higgins
0
0 RIC
MID
$130,800
H. Dear
0
0 ADE
DEF
$123,900
TOTAL SELECTED
30/30

paul

ha went on twice

BrownlowBoy

Please never write your lineup like this

The_Blacksheep

100% agree with you with the Lycett pick Liam. Lycett to Ryder is a great move!

Zoomer

Liam. I like Lycett-he's in my team at the moment but it's a long way to round 1.It's a bit risky but I'm really happy with the rest of my team with him in. Lycett to Ryder after the port bye is my thoughts too.

Tyruddanaut

Any and all feedback is not only appreciated but advised. I think you should gain more out of it than me(not really). I’m lacking forward point gen so tell me a forward and I will probably shut it down (I’m not even sure if I’m joking now)
Def: LAird, Hibberd, Burton, Morrison, Bonner, O Shea, Naughton, Doedee
Mid: Danger, Kelly, Zorko, Cripps, Coniglio, Graham, Ahern, L. Fogarty,( T. Kelly, Barry, Holman)
Ruck: Witts, Gawn, (D. Simpson)
Fwd: Heeney, D. Smith, Galluci, Poholke, W. Rioli, Ryan (Giles Langdon, Garlett)

Thanks Community, The Elders (Patch, LekDog, Barron), and the Lords (Jock, Higgo, Crouching One)

Russty_

Burton's gonna be a gun I reckon this year, he could step up a few notches, Bonner could be good too, he just needs a chance, Graham is already good, just needs to stay in the side.

fatboyfat7

Morrison would be a good pick up if he was just a little cheaper, too awkwardly priced…

gator59

Morrision wont play going by my sources

Tyruddanaut

Ahern is a rookie and I have no idea atm
Graham scored high during finals and is only priced at half his potential
Bonner looked great during AFLX with only about 1 or 2 bad kicks.
Morrison, idk really just a hunch
Burton was getting 80%+ Disposal efficiency at the end of the season with most coming from kicks. Now that he develops he will get 5 more touches a game or so, so around 10 points

The Flying Dutchman

Witts is interesting, left field, I like it. Solid everywhere else, but I would try and squeeze in one more guaranteed uber premium in the mids (Mitchell / Oliver / Zerrett type).

Willymack1234

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Bonner, O'shea, Doedee (Keefe, Collins)
Mid, Danger, Tmitch, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, Brodie (Fogharty, Kelly, Worpel)
Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn (Jefferies)
Fwd: Heeney, Greene, Walters, Christensen, Higgins, W.Rioli (Ahern, Ryan)

Let us know the thoughts on my team boys

Steeeve

Like the Shaw pick. Dirt cheap when you consider his competition for points has gone.

Mark

Love the Parker selection! Want him in my side but just can't fit him in atm

The Ranger

Greene, Walters and Christensen adds up to too much risk in the fwd line for me.

TommyC99

Hey guys, 94k left
Def: Hibberd, Laird, Hanley Naughton, Smith, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mid: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Pendles, Cripps, LDU, Higgins, (Holman, Barry, Kelly)
Ruc: Gawn, Jacobs (Hayes)
Fwd: Heeney, Tracca, Smith, Christensen, Ryan, Fogarty, (Garlett, W Rioli )

Rip it to shred lads. Any thoughts are much appreciated!

MAcboi

DEF:
Laird, Ellis, Sicilly
Birch, Doedee, Murphy

MID:
Danger, Dusti
TMitch, Kelly, Fyfe,
Cripps, Brodie, Worpel

RCK:
Gawn, Nicnat

FWDS:
Heeney, Billings, Petracca
Bundy, Ahern, Garlett

Going heavy in the midfield
Hating trying to pick more fwds and backs

Steeeve

Midfield is stacked. Just hope it doesn't impact your ability to build a war chest

Steeeve

Current draft:
Def:
Hurley, Laird, Rance, Shaw, O'Shea, Doedee (Hibberd, Smith).
Mid:
Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Pendles, Cripps, Brosie, Wigg, Garlett (Polson, O'Connor, Freeman)
Ruck:
Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron)
Fwd:
Heeney, Dahlhaus, Curnow, Lobb, J Higgins, Ahren (L Ryan, L Keefe).

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Rare. A dangerless team.

Steeeve

I know I'll pay for it. But he just has to drop in price. Right…??
In the meantime I've gone with T Mitchell and Oliver who should be the next safest bets for consistent tons.

Russty_

Nice Team Lek 😉 I especially like the Simpson, Rich, Oliver, Cripps and Curnow picks.

gator59

Good one Russty!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Correction
I especially like simpson, oliver, cripps and curnow picks.

GloryDays90

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Houli, Oshea, Murray, Doedee (Cumming, Mirra)

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Fyfe, Pendles, Rayner, Dow, LDU( Higgins, Holman, Kelly)

RK: Goldy, Gawn( Hayes)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Dalhaus, Sicily, Ahern, Ryan( Switkowski, Garlett)

50k left

Keenbutclueless

Laird, Houli, Lloyd, Hanley, Hibberd, Smith (Doedee, Mirra)

Danger, Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, JOM, Brayshaw, Brodie (LDU, Kelly, Brown)

Gawn, Lycett (Pittonet)

Dahlhaus, Petracca, Curnow, Stringer, Christensen, Ryan (Ahern, Rioli)

Playing a loophole mid/fwd as M10. Without a ruck/fwd DPP, we must have cover at R3. Derek feels Pittonet will play. Good enough for me.

I know LDU is expensive to have on the bench, but outside of Kelly (thanks Trigga) I am not feeling the bench rookies can generate cash.

Mid-price madness on the forward line, but I think the only true premo that I want is Heeney, and I hear is pre-season has been interrupted by an ankle issue, so will plan to upgrade to him later.

paul

I like the Lycett pick can't wait to see him in the JLT as i feel he will be a 80 + to the bye rounds.

Kinger

Laird , Simpson , brayshaw , Hibberd , Coffield , O'Shea ( doedee, Mirra)

Titch, Ablett, Fyfe, beams, Cripps, Rocky, Jom , ldu ( Brayshaw, Kelly, worpel)

Gawn, nicnat ( English )

Heeney , Sicily, stringer , Christensen, rayner, setterfield (Ahern, j.stephensen)

69k left, advice plz

GloryDays90

Look to have 3 rookies in your MID. Few very good high draft picks that could score well. Then that will give you more cash to upgrade elsewhere

gator59

I can see a lot of side ways trading going on when Ablett, Beams and Rocky all get injured

paul

Yes that's why i am keeping away too.I have learnt my lesson.

Josh

Laird, Howe, Simpson, Lloyd, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

Dangerfield, Zorko, Sloane, Merrett, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, T.Kelly (Ahern, Spargo, Barry)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Olango)

Heeney, Gunston, Lobb, Higgins, Starcevich, Venables (Dawson, Switkowski)

Any advice would be much appreciatoed.

Jambo

Laird, Howe, Haynes, T Stewart, O'Shea, Doedee (Gardner, N Murphy)

Titch, M Crouch, Fyfe, L Parker, Cripps, Prestia, Coniglio, Davies-Unlacke (Ahern, T Kelly, N Holman)

Gawn, Witts (Jeffries)

Daniher, D Smith, Wells, Deledio, Stephenson, Poholke (J Higgins, J Garlett)
49k left

It does look mid-priced. However, high risk, high reward.

Pork

Billy Bob February 16, 2018 12:54 am
Def – Laird, Scharenberg, McGrath, Hibberd (NM), O’Shea, Doedee (Keefe, J Smith)

Mids – Titch, Zerrett, Adams, Zorko, Kelly, Rocky, Armitage, LDU (Brayshaw, Freeman, Powell)

Rucks – Gawn, Z Smith (Cameron)

Fwds – Heeney, McLean, Robinson, Gallucci, Rayner, Setterfield (Rioli, Venables)

Rookie players and placement not set yet, all feedback appreciated, cheers

Peaks

Def: Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Coffield, O'shea, Doedee, Murray, Cumming
Mid: Danger, Dusty, Josh Kelly, Fyfe, Parker Cripps, LDU, Tim Kelly, Lachlan Fogarty, Holman
Ruck: Ryder, Gawn, Olango
Forward: Heeney, Billings, Curnow, Christensen, Ryan, Ahern, Rioli, Fritsch

tommymac19

Defence: Laird Simpson Rich Naughton O'Shea Doedee (Goddard, Murray)

Midfield: Danger Dusty Bont Fyfe Cripps Rayner Brayshaw LDU (Freeman, Kelly, Barry)

Rucks: The standard rucks everyone will have plus darcy cameron

Forwards: Heeney Greene Billings Curnow Ahearn Gartlett (Higgins, Keefe).

Any help guys would be great done shihouse last couple of years so need a decent start

Yeah boiii

Anybody considering the corpse of Ryan Griffen as a cashcow?

The Ranger

This weeks team…
DEF: Roberton, Lloyd, Witherden + rookies
MID: Danger, Ablett, Titch, Sloane, Fyfe, JOM + rookies
RUK: Ryder, Gawn + English
FWD: Menegola, Heeney, Petracca + rookies

Steeeve

Kelly is a gun but could Coniglio impqct his scoring?

Matt

V1 of my team, concerned about a few so would love comments:

B: Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Birchall, Doedee, Murray EMG: Morgan, Johnson

M: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Rockliff, Coniglio, O'Meara, Ahern EMG: Kelly, Barry, Holman

R: S.Martin, Gawn EMG: Cameron

F: Heeney, Greene, Stringer, Christensen, Rioli, Garlett EMG: Ryan, Garrier

Left over coin: $27k

fatboyfat7

Who'd have thought Danger would ever be a POD, not seeing him in many teams…

gator59

Birchall wont play early

BadgerHoney7

DEF: Yeo, Laird, L McDonald, Birch, O Shea, Doedee – Murray, Morgan
MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Jaeger, Brodie, LDU – Wigg, Freeman, Kelly
RUCK: Gawn, NicNat – Lavender
DEF: Heeney, Billings, Gray, Christensen, Higgins, Ahern – Garlett, Liam Ryan
Rookies obv subject to change and do believe Birch will be right for Round 1, not a devastating injury, will watch how LMac goes in JLT, and yes you just have to go for Jaeger, if he gets through a game and dominates (dominated previous intraclub as well) its hard to go against at his price.

CalebCripps922

Some Risky Selections Mate, Eg: Nic Nat, Jaeger, Brodie, Coniglio, Birch, L Mcdonald if they all go well your laughing if not your in a world of strife just like last year where u ranked 20k

dontblushbabbie

I would have thought 'Knob Head Greene' would be in a lot more teams,he's in the top 6 Fwds imo,I acn't see him losing cash and I prefer him over Menegola atm

The Ranger

But he's gonna miss weeks at some point isn't he?!
It's like locking in a sideways trade.

CalebCripps922

DEF:Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, O'Shea, Doedee, Morgan- Murray, Mirra
MID: Danger, Martin, T Mitchell, J Kelly, Cripps, Rockliff, LDU, T Kelly- Spargo, Barry, Holman
RUC: Jacobs, Gawn- Olango
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Rayner, Higgins, Ahern- Garlett, Ryan

Any Feedback Appreciated

BadgerHoney7

Going big on midfield is leaving you light in other places, bit dodgy especially when mid rookies look to be gold this year

Jack Webber

DEF-Laird,Simpson,Ellis, Llyod,A.Brayshaw, Doedee- Murrary, H Goddard
MID- Kelly, Sloane,Fyfe, Hall, Scully, O'meara, Dow, LDU- Ahern, Garlett, Kelly
RUC- Gawn, Simpson- English
FWD- Greene, De Goey, Petracca, C Curnow, Rayner, Stephenson- Higgins, W Rioli

Shak

DEF: Laird, Howe, Wilson, Coffield, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)
MID: Dangerfield, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, Dawson (Garlett, Worpel, Barry)
RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (English)
FWD: Heeney, Smith, Curnow, C. Rioli, Bonar, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)

The Ranger

Like the Wilson pick

Shake n Bake

C Rioli wont be there early rds

liamphillips35

DEF: Hurley, Laird, McGrath, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Cumming, Mirra)

MID: Danger, Kelly, Crouch, Zorko, Duncan, Fyfe, Blakely, Bailey (Dawson, T.Kelly, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Longer

FWD: Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Ahern, Venables, Ryan (Giles-Langdon, Fritsch)

fatboyfat7

With the exception of Longer I like it a lot. Some good POD's but one that could really make the difference, McGrath and Blakely especially.

Danger not featuring in many teams at all…

liamphillips35

I like Longer as this years' Witts.
Took sole control of the number 1 ruck spot by the end of the year, finished with three 108+ scores in his last four games, and was 4th in tackles per game out of ruckman who played 10+ games
Also, 24 years old and a former top 10 draft pick.
He may burn me, but he fits the profile and I've got cash sitting there to upgrade to natanui or nank if it bombs

gordo29

That longer bit shocked me first seeing him but the stats you have just stated make him a very interesting pick

Loo

Def – Laird, Houli, TMac, Hibberd (NM), O’Shea, Doedee (Keefe, J Smith)

Mids – Titch, Zerrett, Adams, Zorko, Kelly, Rocky, Armitage, LDU (Garlett, Freeman, Powell)

Rucks – Gawn, Z Smith (Cameron)

Fwds – Heeney, McLean, Robinson, Gallucci, Setterfield, Rioli (Ahern, Venables)

Rookie players and placement not set yet, all feedback appreciated, cheers

fatboyfat7

Some definite POD's in there anyway!

Perhaps gone one to deep in midfield, may hurt your cash generation as it goes on..?

Loo

Thx, looking trade a big mid but can't decide which to drop, thoughts?

fatboyfat7

Ah mate that's really your call, I'm not really big on rocky this year, only because its a new club and we don't know what his role is just yet. Saying that, he could end up killing it! I'd be looking at taking out him or Adams but its personal preference…

McLean is a big risk too imo but its your team after all.

Franklin Show

DEF: Hurley, Laird, Sicily, A Brayshaw, R Bonner, Morgan (Murray, Keffee)

MID: Dusty, Mitchell, Bont, Cripps, Coniglo, Armitage, A Brayshaw (Fre), LDU, (Barry, Freeman, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Sandy (Amartley)

FWD: Dahl, Walters, Barlow, Stringer, Rioli (Haw), Rioli (WC) (Ryan, Garlett)

Thoughts, obviously rookies subject to change. Structure is what I'm concerned with atm. I count between 12-14 that are potential keepers pending on the year. I see upside in Boner, Sicily & Armitage all likely stepping stones. Lots of injury risks but I have based on pre-seasons. Which I believe most of these blokes have done.

fatboyfat7

Not massively gone on Hurley, no doubt if he's fit he'll be up there as a top defender but a big outlay for someone who's had some wrist issues lately. I'd monitor his preseason closely, you don't want him missing games early.

Sandy is another risk, I would expect him to be rested an awful lot and Sean Darcy to become a bit more involved in the main ruck duties, a changing of the guard season so to speak.

As for the structure, I don't mind it but you absolutely need a DDP in the midfield to give you cover…

rosy

One of the big questions of 2018: To JOM or not to JOM?

His 2017 was a stinking pile of crap but he's only 316k and SURELY he can't get any worse. SURELY, if he plays at least 12 games he'll have to even out at 450ish.

Thoughts?

fatboyfat7

Is 134k enough cash to make to warrant selection? I dunno, i'd want a minimum of 150k from anyone not a keeper and then you have to factor in his injury risk…
I'll keep an eye on him over preseason but as of now, its a no for mine. I see why he's a consideration though…

Derek

Locked him in. Will average 90+

All reports out of Hawthorn are great.

The Ranger

Yep. Unless he falls over before the season starts he's locked in.

gordo29

Watch the jlt but the signs from the intro club match, no strapping of the knee. Agreeing with Derek

Shake n bake

If he makes it to rd 1 up and running will be in my side.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Brodie, dow, brayshaw, ldu and setterfield 2 of that lot over jom for me.

ttimms

Worth the punt I reckon.

Paulie Walnuts

H.Bennel reported to have had a calf injury , probs from drop kicking empty stubbies around

fatboyfat7

Honestly I'm tinkering every 2nd day, but I will say as of right now I'm quite happy, except for one thing… I'm questioning myself about is my left over funds.

I have $247k left in the bank and I feel like I have 15 keepers (if all goes well). My riskiest selection admittedly is Mitch Robinson but he's going nowhere, he's my POD of sorts this year and I can't see him loosing value.

I feel anymore keepers in my line up will damage future cash generation but am concerned that it's just too much to have sitting in the bank. I've selected Fyfe, Beams and Cripps because of their value, I know I could upgrade to Kelly/Crouch but the value is too good…

Def: Laird, Howe, Simpson, Shaw, Doedee, Morgan, Murray, Mirra
Mid: Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Beams, Cripps, LDU, Kelly, Barry, Aherne, Worpel, Holman
Rucks: Gawn, Goldy, Lavender
Fwds: Heeney, Dahl, Curnow, Robinson, Higgins, Rioli, Ryan, Garlett

Rookies obviously subject to some change…

Josephine Tymms

15 keepers ur dreaming

liamphillips35

There's no point in selecting value for your keepers, you don't need them to generate cash, just spend a few extra $ to make them a sure thing.
Shaw into Hurley, Beams into Kelly, Cripps into Bont

Fatboyfat7

Waiting on Hurley to see how his wrist is, I'll watch shaw over the preseason but with wilson traded and Williams injured he maybe relevant again. Maybe…

Point taken on the cash generation. 2017 showed Beams and Cripps could both make top 10 IF they can avoid injury. Maybe starting both isn't ideal, may look at that… thanks for the feedback.

Bowl of dongs

How much change are the rookies subjected to?

Maaaate

Def – Hurley, Laird, Howe, Lloyd, O’Shea, Morgan (Doedee, Murray)
Mid – Dusty, Titch, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, O’Meara, LDU, Spargo (Ahern, Barry, Holman)
Ruck – Gawn, NicNat (Cameron)
Fwd – Walters, Smith, Curnow, Sicily, Starcevich, Garlett (Higgins, Rioli)
Chuck some feedback my way, cheers

fatboyfat7

I like it, some risks in the forward line but makes it unique. I do like Lloyd (had him last year with DPP) but I just can't see him increasing his output. Doesn't get contested ball but he had a plenty of disposals last year. I just don't know where the extra points will come from…

Josh

Laird, Howe, Simpson, Lloyd, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Cumming)

Dangerfield, Zorko, Sloane, Merrett, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, T.Kelly (Ahern, Spargo, Barry)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Olango)

Heeney, Gunston, Lobb, Higgins, Starcevich, Venables (Dawson, Switkowski)

Any advice would be much appreciatoed.

GloryDays90

Stay away from NicNat.

Phil

Going to pray Danger drops in price.
B: Laird, Houli, Touhy, Crisp, O’Brien, Doedee (Murray, Morgan)
C: Mitchell, Kelly, Bont, Jellwood, Cripps, Dow, LDU, Coffield (Worpel, Barry, Holman)
R: Gawn, Nank (Olango)
F: Billings, Gray, Dahlhaus, Curnow, Rayner, Rioli (Garlett, Spargo)

liamphillips35

I like the Crisp and Houli picks, but I think Selwood is now the 4th best Geelong midfielder so that's a very risky pick
Also I don't see Rayner being great value compared to some of the other eagles forwards you could grab for 80k less

Phil

Have changed Selwood to Fyfe and Rayner to Setterfield who there are big wraps on from GWS

Simo

Is there a reason hardly anyone has English as R3?

fatboyfat7

Likely to be floating donut at R3…..

Derek

will he play?

nickgonzalez771

Hurley Laird
Howe Simpson
O’Shea Murray
Doedee Mirra

Danger Dusty
Fyfe Cripps
Coniglio LDU
Brodie Garlett
Ahern Kelly Barry

Kruezer Ryder Lavender

Heeney Walters
Petracca Rayner
Keefe Rioli
Venables Ryan

Matt R

Post some tinkering from my first team, hit me up with some thoughts on the below:

B: Laird, Hibberd, McGovern, Sicily, Doedee, Murray (Morgan, Johnson)
M: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Ablett, Rockliff, Coniglio, O'Meara, T.Kelly, Barry (Wigg, Garlett, Holman)
R: Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron)
F: Billings, Boak, Parish, R. Lobb, Christensen, Ahern (Higgins, Rioli)

Left over Cash: $4k

GloryDays90

Should look to have 50 to 100k in bank
Don't like Boak
Not much point in having Danger and Ablett this early until they have proven to play well together, downgrade him to Fyfe.

gordo29

I like the Ablett pick. Good pod and he isn’t going to get as much attention as what he did at the suns with danger

Derek

i'd like to know why you left Heeney out?

Jeff

Feedback on things I can change

B- Laird, Simpson, McGovern, O'Shea, Doedee, Goddard (Murray, Johnson)
M- Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Crouch, Neale, Fyfe, LDU, Freeman (Garlett, Kelly, Holman)
R- Gawn, Naitanui (Jeffries)
F- Heeny, Greene, Smith, Rayner, Higgins, Starcevich (Ahern, Ryan)

korza

I'm thinking taking both of the following combos, will be unique, though taking only the 1 may not.
Rich/Witherden
Kelly/Coniglio
Fyfe/Neale or Blakely
Greene/Lobb
Franklin/Heeney
Anyone think of any others

Dave G

Def: Hurley, Laird, LLoyd, Mcgrath, Murray, Morgan, Hibberd, Doedee
Mid: Mitchell, J. Kelly, M. Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, Ah Chee, Davies-Uniacke, Ahern, W Brodie, Fogarty, T.Kelly
Rucks: Gawn, Nankervis, M.Lynch
Forwards: Heeney, Greene (still undecided with the risks this brings!), Stringer, Keefe, Garlett, Ryan, English, Higgins

Thoughts community?

Dave G

$236k for upgrades/corrections once season starts

Kule

Gone for a bit of a POD side this year with the likes of Neale over Fyfe and surprisingly even the Bont. Surprised hes not in more sides than he is. Also between a rock and a hard place choosing between dahl and petracca. Dahl should bounce back after a below average year but petrecca could go whooshka. Think the same potentially with burton

Hurley Laird Burton O’Shea Doedee Murray – Keefe Mirra

Danger Mitchell Zerrett Neale Bont Cripps Dow LDU – ahern kelly brown

Grundy Gawn – Hayes

Heeney Greene Dahl/Petracca Higgins W. Riolo Garlett – Spargo Ryan

CheekyNandos7

Hey lads, here's the team, rip it apart.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Hanley, O'Shea, Doedee, Mirra (Murray, Keeffe)

MID: Danger, Titch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, Kelly (Coffield, Worpel, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, NicNat (Lavender)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Dahl, Lobb, Higgins, Ryan (Garlett, Spargo)

Got 50k left but if Lobb and Billings dont get up im thinking of going Lobb ->Petracca, Billings -> Greene and Hanley -> Maynard which would leave me with 29k but would be able to get more dollars by downgrading Coffield.

TIA for your help

Derek

who is the top 8 midfielders? by total points.

Danger, Dusty, TMitch, Kelly, Fyfe – i think are almost certainties.

there are at least 10 fellas capable to filling the other 3 places. but MCrouch, Neale & Merrett, are my three selections. Oliver & Pendles on the bench.

CheekyNandos7

Bont on the rebound could be a cheeky POD

Derek

I can’t see him doing it every week

Shake n Bake

Ablett maybe??!!

Derek

Ablett will be too 4 for average, but not thinking he will play all games

Shake n Bake

It will a wait n see thing you could be right but then again he is back at the catery!

The Ranger

No love for Sloane Derek?
Came 6th in total points last year despite some poor scores whilst being tagged and some injuries.

TommyC99

Scored all his points before he was being tagged

Derek

He is close. It’s just that tag

liamphillips35

Zorko – almost a lock for 110/week and doesn't miss games

Big G

Highly considering.

Finnius123

Locked in my team.

Defying_Madness

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Houli, Burton, Doedee, Murray (Keeffe, Mirra)

MID: Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, O'Meara, Rayner, Kelly (Garlett, Worpel, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, NicNat (Pittonet)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Curnow, Sicily, Ahern, Ryan (Higgins, Venables)

Got 17k left in the bank. Considering Billings to Tracca and NicNat to Ryder depending on JLT matches and the fitness of NicNat and Billings. Not really sure on the rookies so I am waiting on the JLT to assess. Starting without Danger is a bit risky but I am hoping he drops in price so I can pick him up later. Also considering swapping Oliver or Crouch to Kelly.

Thanks for the feedback community.

KMax

Playing around with a few teams at the moment.
Just some thoughts on this setup.

Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, O’Shea, Murray, Doedee (Morgan, Cummings)
Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, LDU, Brodie (Barry, Kelly, Holman)
Ruck: Jacobs, Gawn. (Olango)
Fwd: Heeney, Greene, Dahlhaus, Setterfield, Higgins, Garlett, (Ahern, Ryan)

Rookies will change as we get closer to the R1.
3 expensive rookies in at the moment, in case cheaper ones pop up.
Greene sitting there, could become Curnow if money is required elsewhere.
Team works well with byes too.
Feedback welcomed.

Western L's

Like it a lot
Just because its very similar to my team 🙂
I want hurley but I'm waiting till JLT to see if his wrist injury is past him, also so surprised to see hibberd in so many teams for some reason I just don't think he will do well and that he is injury prone. I checked his stats however and he only missed 4 games and averaged 99 I'm 40k off him so instead I have laird, rich Lloyd as my defense premiums
ive got Zerrett instead of Bont and Parker instead of Coniglio in the midfield
same rucks and in the FWD ive got the same premiums except Menegola instead of Greene
Most likely his going to become either Curnow or Petracca, I will use the spare cash to do Rich to Hurley.
Ive got O'Shea, Coffield, LDU and Rayner as my expensive rookies

KMax

Funny enough players you have different to me, I’m keeping an eye during the JLT games.
Looks like we are in the right path. We’ll be fighting it out for 1st and 2nd placing. Lol.

Damo

Hey community,

Rookies are obviously subject to change massively, but any thoughts are appreciated 🙂
Not overly sold on the ruck combo, but if I do decide to start with Danger I'm likely to go with something like this.

B: Laird, Hibbered, Witherden, Byrne, Murray, Keefe (Doedee, Goddard)
M: Danger, Martin, Mitchell, Pendles, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow (Garlett, Kelly, Worpel)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
F: Heeney, Walters, McLean, Stephenson, Ahern, Venables (Rioli, Murphy)

4k left

Crimewave

Looking for any and all advice.

Defence: Hurley, Laird, Ellis, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Cumming, Morgan)
Midfield: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Bontempelli, Holman, Davies-Uniacke (Dawson, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Naitanui (Hayes)
Forward: Heeney, Billings, Barlow, Higgins, Ahern, Garlett (Ryan, Venabels)

liamphillips35

Looks good but have a backup plan for if natanui isn't ready to go

Derek

Don’t think Hurley will do what he did last year.

Goddard will be playing mostly in defence this year and along with McGrath they will be getting a lot of the ball. I can see Hurley closer to goal, he might even struggle to finish top 6 defender

Derek

You will need to do something about F4, F5 & F6, I cant see any of them playing round 1

Whitey

Not going to post whole team but would like people's opinions. At the moment I have

Def: Laird, Simpson, Hibberd. + rookies

Fwd: Heeney, Greene, D Smith, + rookies

My question to the community is I have the choice of running Cripps at M6 with very little cash left or running JOM at M6 and improving either D4 or F4.

Are my def and fwd's strong enough or do I need to find the money to improve them.

Thanks in advance guys.

Derek

What will you do round 10 to covers Ryder

I would have dusty and TMitch ahead of Oliver

Big G

My first Go(Rookies subject to change).

Hurley, Laird, Simpson, O'Shea, Doedoe, S Murray, L Keefe, H Goddard
Danger, Dusty, Z Merrett, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, LDU, Barry, Ahern, Garlett, Kelly
Sauce Jacobs, Gawn, Olongo
Heeney, Toby Greene, Dahl, Jack Higgins, Ryan, Spargo, Rookies x 2

Positions I am most debating (D3, M3 and M4, R1, F2 and F3).

Anyone think I have missed a must have? Thoughts.

Big G

Thanks John. I actually just put in Hibberd for Hurley. My thoughts on Old Man Simpson is he may be getting long in the tooth, but he is always guaranteed to get plenty of ball and always reliably averages over 90. My thoughts on Z Merrett is I think he can average 105 easy and Titch early on last year scored a lot of low 100s due to over hand balling, so I thought to pick him up later but I will re-think it. I like having 6 premos in the midfield because that is where the big scores come from. I am actually having a bit of cold feet about Cripps. I am re-thinking Greene for someone that plays more in the guts and Higgins can always be replaced with another rookie. Thanks again. Do you have any interesting PODs?

Big G

I think Witherden, Burton and Curnow all have good chances of having break-out year's but I am not sure if I would go with all 3 players with potential. One of the best advice with SC I was given and I am sure the great man Jock would agree is that if a player has averaged over 100 for over 5 years, chances are they will do it again. There is a reason players like Simpson, Sloane, JPK and Pendels average high year in and year out… That is why I try to stick with proven players. I am beginning to think Titch is a must-have this year from the start.

Big G

Also one thing I have learnt from SC is because a good score for a defender is 80-90, as compared to 110-120 for midfielders it is less risky to go with 3 on-field rookies down back from the start.

Gav

Does anyone think Andrew Mcgrath could go close to a 90 average this year.

Whitey

I am really considering him at D4, if he has moved more into the midfield I don't think 85-90 is out of the question at all. Others will get the focus such as Merrett in the mids and Saad sown back. Just hope he doesn't get the second year blues. Watch the JLT to see where he plays most of his footy, he is class. Slight warning though, I am a one eyed bombers supporter.

Gav

Just been reading about him. Full preseason, training solely for midfield. Thinking he might be a good D4 also. If he can average within 5 to 10 of Simpson I might be better off using the money saved to juice up my forward line

Westy

If this looks bizarre, I'm reverse engineering my team at the moment – starting with rookies and working up from there (just for the fun of it). Have taken no notice of byes or injuries.
B – O'Shea, Murray, Doedee, J Smith, Keeffe H Goddard, Rice, Mirra
M – Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Trengove, T Kelly, Barry, Fogarty, Freeman, Holman
R – Z Smith, Natanui, English
F – Heeney, Barlow, Deledio, J Higgins, Ahern, Ryan, Garlett, Naish.

$2.081M left. I'll plug in some more premo grunt closer to the start, when we find out if the rookies are close to playing.

Big G

Trengrove. Are you serious?

Westy

Having fun Big G. I’ve had little chance to check out early season form and he’s played before so I thought POD. I’m guessing from your comment -MAJOR POD! 🙂

Dogs

Pretty much cookie cutter team, picked before jock got up and running again but haven’t changed anything yet

Def- laird, Hibberd, Lloyd , rookies x 5

Mid- danger, dusty, titch, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, rookies x 5

Ruck- Gawn, nic nat , rookie

Fwd- Heeney , Gray, Pederson , rookies x 5

Have a few higher priced rookies in there with about $60k change, so plenty to play around with as rookies drop in and out.

dontblushbaby

Any love for Pearce Hanley Def / Mid @ 428k? I know he's had his injury issues but the coach says he's going well and will play more midfield

Gav

He's in my team

paul

He sure is in my team too.

Krups

Thoughts on how much money in the war chest we should start with?

ToughBretts

I'd say 40k is a good number.
You want to have invested your cash in your round 1 side so it can build but a a little 40-50k cushion to correct anything you got wrong by round 3.

Finnius123

I have 500k – but thats because I'm not sure how anyone in the forwards/back will do this year. Planning to use it early once guys start setting it alight.

dontblushbaby

I try and have 100k, but last minute changes of rookies when teams are announced usually dwindles it down

TommyC99

Thought on going in with 6 rolled gold premos in the guts? Should get me nice scores early but i don't wanna miss out when you can grab them at a bargain later on. Bite the bullet and start with 6 or go for 5 premos and a mid pricer?

ToughBretts

I think this year the only rock solid, sure things are in the midfield, so lock in as many guaranteed keepers as you can.
In my opinion the forward line top 6 picture won't become clear until 7-8 rounds in, so spending 400-450k on these speculative mid-pricers is how seasons collapse.

Derek

If you go 6 deep, the M5 and M6 are usually a little hopeful and usually end in tears. Ie Rocky, Hanners, wines etc to make the money stretch.

Starting keepers need to be solid gold, not gold plated.

TommyC99

Yeah my midfield was looking like: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Pendles, Cripps + 2 rookies.
If i only wanted the 5 keepers, i would slot tracca in at M6 and i would take out Oliver or Pendles. If Tracca is averaging high enough to be a forward premo, switch him around.
What do ya reckon?

Derek

Pendles and Cripps best 8 mids? Few ahead of them

TommyC99

Yeah true, i'm just bias as i want a collingwood player in my side!
Would you go for the 6 premos in the mids or the 5 + Tracca?

Crackers

Gday community, you beautiful specimens. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

DEF: R.Laird, K.Simpson, A.Rance, E.Richards, T.Doedee, A.Morgan (N.Murphy, D.Mirra)
MID: P.Dangerfield, T.Mitchell, N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, J.Kennedy, D.Beams, W.Brodie, T.Kelly (J.Garlett, J.Worpel, D.Barry)
RUCK: P.Ryder, M.Gawn (D.Cameron)
FWD: I.Heeney, J.Billings, M.Barlow, A.Christensen, J.Higgins, P.Ahern (S.Switskowski, L.Ryan)

12.2k remaining.

Derek

Good team.

What are your plans with Ryder and round 10

Big G

Good point Derek. I would go for Paddy Ryder (and perhaps Bobby Gray) in a heartbeat if it was not for that stupid Shanghai game. What are people's thoughts on the ruck options other than Gawn and NicNat? I am currently going with Sauce and Gawn with strong considerations given to Kreuzer and Stefan 'why the Dees ever trade me?'Martin.

Derek

Ryder is a great option, will score very well. I think he will improve from last year.

He will be a big POD because of the round 10 bye, makes him even more attractive.

Options are:

1) hope a rookie, Cameron, English, pittonet, start round 1 so get them in, and they hold their place for round 10. Long shot.

2) hope some other rookie ruck emerges, and use a trade to get them in prior to round 10.

3) trade Ryder out round 10 to another premium, thank Patrick for his service and get a Darcy type to come home with.

4) trade Ryder out. Then trade him back in. 2 valuable trades.

5) do nothing and take a donut

Derek

Another option is Dawson Simpson at R3. Expensive but might play a fair bit this year. Have him on bench until round 10 slow burning and make a few dollars plus gives cover if Gawn or Ryder miss a game or two. Ceglar might be similar option.

Expensive bench and $150k that could be used elsewhere.

Another option is to have a cheap DPP at R3, then trade in a playing DPP, Cox, Peterson, English (not much available) but they should be cheaper by then

Crackers

At this stage I'm hoping a rookie looks like getting games early to cover the round 10 bye. Additions of Rockliff, Motlop and expected improvement from Wingard, SPP, Wines (even Gray maybe spending more time in the mids) has some serious H2A potential at his feet.

If this doesn't look likely, might have to settle for a Jacobs type. Lycett or Simpson might be options at R2 but prefer not to mess about in the ruck department. Very unlikely to run with such an expensive R3. Still hurting after the Lobb R/F DPP snub. Serious lack of DPP cover this year unfortunately.

Finnius123

you need some more cash

Crackers

Agree the warchest is looking rather bare, but satisfied with the team that feels balanced and reliable. Any specific moves you think could benefit the team whilst freeing up cash?

Shake n Bake

loads of players out come rd 14. Laird Rance Danger Fyfe Kennedy Heeney Billings Barlow.

Big G

Talks of Cripps playing forward this year. Is anyone starting to go a bit cold on him?

KMax

Better resting in the forward then on the bench. Equals more SuperCoach points if he nails a goal or two.
In my team.

Big G

Is everyone certain he can average 110, when proven performers such as Beams, JPK and Pendels are not much more in price and Coniglio could be equal as good M6?.

Derek

I heard the coach talking about giving curnow a bit of a run in the guts and said they were looking at switching Cripps and curnow on occasion. Can’t see it happening much.

Finnius123

Not enough of a POD for me at his price, injury history and scoring past

Travo

Cripps will definitely be spending most time in the mid.

TOPHAWK1

Pre JLT and some injury clouds, but here is my side as it sits right now.

DEF- Laird, Howe, B Ellis, O'Shea, Doedee, H Goddard. (Murray, Mirra)

MID- Dangerfield, D Martin, T Mitchell, Z Merrett, Fyfe, P Cripps, Rayner, LDU. (J Garlett, T Kelly, Worpel)

RUC- Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

FWD- Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Stringer, J.Higgins, Venables. (L Keefe, L Ryan wce)

Cheers

gordo29

Liking the mids and the Ellis pick, all though I’m not sure if I would have the balls to run with lycett.

Finnius123

Going 6 premo mids might not pay out as it means you can't pick up as many bargains later on.

TOPHAWK1

Yes, you have a very valid point. Also there are many great midfield rookies which should be the main cash cows this season. My team will change another 300 times before the season starts, but I am now leaning to starting with 5 uber midfield premos only. Cheers mate!

Derek

I’m going 5 in guts plus JOM.

Stringer? Don’t believe he will be playing midfield.

Surely Vardy is ahead of Lycett?

TOPHAWK1

Hi Derek. I heard that JOM is tearing the track apart at the moment. He seems to be in really good nick and is finally fully fit again. If he stays fit he could go 95+ this year. Seriously looking at him. Stringer has been ditched. Just wanted to put an indicative side out there for the community. Still have much work to do!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bit of a head scratcher on lycett hawk?

TOPHAWK1

Hi Trigger. Lycett probably wont make the cut come round 1. Every year, I always like to save a few pennies on a R2. What do you think of Dawson Simpson or even a Billy Longer at $429K? His form was looking great at the end of last season and was rucking on his own, and is only 24 years old. Don't worry, Stringer has been scrapped already. Must have been the beer last night. LOL Cheers mate.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ahh the good old beer goggles
If Lobb doesnt get over his groin then dawson will b in the box seat otherwise i think lobb will get first crack at # 1 ruck spot.

Dont know much about Billy but if he was going ok at year end then no reason he cant continue that this year

One i was big on for a long time was Darcy but then read Sandi is raring to go and wants to play as many games as possible in his final year.

So cooled a bit on him. But Rosco says no reason darcy cant play alongside Sandi.

But.

It is Ross Lyin. 😉

Derek

I heard interview with saints coach who said, “right now, if team was to be picked today, Hicky would be ahead of Longer, but that could change”

James

Been more ins and outs than on valentine's day so far. Big $186,600 left
Not 100% convinced by Sauce, Houli, Hibberd, or Rayner
Feel good at the moment without Danger or Martin but will see how long that lasts
If Billings gets up by season start might have to slot him in

DEF: R.Laird, M.Hibberd, B.Houli, C.O'Shea, T.Doedee, D.Mirra (A.Naughton, S.Murray)

MID: T.Mitchell, J.Kelly, C.Oliver, Z.Merrett, N.Fyfe, P.Cripps, LDU, T.Kelly (N. Freeman, J.Dawson, N. Hofman)

RUCK: Sauce, M.Gawn (D.Cameron)

FWD: I.Heeney, D.Smith, C.Curnow, C.Rayner, J.Higgins, P.Ahern (J.Garlett, L.Ryan)

Big G

I don't see the reason for the love for Devon Smith. Houli is hot and cold, I still have nightmares of his start to 2016 when he got 50 one week and 150 the next.

Derek

Coach has said that Goddard will be playing mainly in defence this year. Watson has retired. Leaves an opening for either Smith, Parish or McGrath. Coach said that all will get time in guts, but my feeling is Devon will get the bulk of the time, he is a bit more mature and harder than the other two.

He is similar to Petracca with Lewis set to play mainly in defence this year, my tossing up

RightSaidFred

What are thoughts on Mitch Duncan? Flew under the radar last year and not convinced he'll dip despite arrival of GAJ.

Def: Hurley Laird Hibberd 5xrookie
Mid: Danger Mitchell M.Crouch Duncan Fyfe 6xrookie
Rucks: Ryder Gawn 1xloophole
Fwd: Heeney Walters Robinson Lobb 4xrookie

Jam

I’m keeping away from him.
4th in line. Means if there is a centre bounce then most likely there going to use Gaj, Selwood & Danger

RightSaid Fred

Yeah, possibly, but think he'll spend at least as much time in the middle as GAJ and possibly Danger. Cats are looking for new paths to goal. Struggled to score in 2/3 finals.

Finnius123

agreed

Derek

Duncan not top 10. If you spend that much in round 1 you need to get a top 10 player.

RightSaidFred

Had 10th best midfield average last year.

ToughBretts

He's locked into my team.
Finished the year with a 122 average from his last 10 games, and he's not one of the players that will be rotated forward with Gaz.
He also is extremely suited to the uncontested mark and chip game that Gary does so well.

Derek

Good info

Jim

What do people think?

Def: Hibberd, Simpson, Shaw, Sicily, Doedee, Mirra (Dawson, Murray)

Mid: Danger, Martin, Titchell, Fyfe, J.Selwood, Coniglio, O’Meara, Worpel (Ahern, Garlett, Kelly)

Ruck: Gawn, Lycett (English)

Fwd: Gray, Walters, D.Smith, Christensen, Higgins, W.Rioli (Ryan, Keefe)

The_Blacksheep

First team I have seen without Cripps. Walters potentially set for more midfield time makes him very tempting. The only fwd selection I don't agree with is Shaw, reckon his SC days are over even with Williams injured. I am a tad bias though as he burnt me bad last year.

Big G

Selwood an interesting POD, but he has never let me down.

Derek

Selwood won’t improve. Players at that stage of their career don’t. I’d be looking at a younger version who has upside.

Big G

As a M5 can he average 100-105 with his eyes closed though?

TommyC99

You can also grab him at 450k just after the byes

Tdevil

This is my lineup, probably gonna go less risky later, but wanted to know what people think. I can see all the 400k players in my team being top 6 in their respected positions.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Witherden, Hanley, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Morgan)

MID: Titch, Kelly, M Crouch, Cripps, Dow, LDU, Worpel (Wigg, Kelly, Barry)

FWD: Heeney, Gray, Petrecca, Curnow, Higgins, Venables (Ahern, Garlett)

Still got $103,500k for a possible upgrade from some of the lower priced premos.

Tdevil

Sorry forget rucks, going Gawn and Nicnat

Finnius123

Witherden seriously risky. Only in his second year – not backing his durability or experience to continue the scoring