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Oh dear. Oh deary, deary me.

The JLT series was supposed to provide answers. It was supposed to tell us who the standout guns were, who was going to break out and most importantly who our rooke selections would be.

The 2018 JLT Series did none of those things.

And we’ve got no idea what to do about it.

Well, we have some ideas. Will they work? Uhhhhh hey look, we’ve got a flashy new intro!

Dangerfield is missing, there are no rookies ANYWHERE, all the mid pricers have fallen over and the ones that aren’t are not to be trusted under any circumstances, so we interrogate them and tear them apart and backflip like you’ve never seen men backflip before.

So community, indulge us as we carry on our merry way through the burning dumpster fire that is season 2018 as we search, elusively, for some answers.


Jorden · 12/03/2018 at 23:13

7 rookies with 14 premos+ lycett
6 rookies with 13 premos+coniglio, lycett and tom Bell?

Thoughts please Community

    Carl · 13/03/2018 at 14:36

    Neither as they have Lycett. Can’t see him ave over 50 and not for many weeks as Nic Nat will be back by rd2

BlueBaggerJosh · 12/03/2018 at 23:30

I think if Danger misses round 1 im going to start him anyway, can take one of Kelly, Barry or Holman's score who seem to be very reliable rookies.

Also can anyone talk me out of choosing Liam Jones?! My Carlton bias might be getting in the way but I believe he will average 90-95 and then I could swap him to a fallen premium around byes if I choose to. He suits my bye structure too and I love watching him play.

    Dutchy · 13/03/2018 at 16:57

    I’m a blue bagger too.. I actually picked him up last year and was serviceable. Don’t think he’s a bad idea, not all that many secure premos down there

      BlueBaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 17:08

      So many Carlton back men that could break out though, want to take one but don't know who, Jones, Marchbank or Weitering?

        LUKE · 13/03/2018 at 17:58


        Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:04

        Tom Williamson came on pretty well mid way through last season, but maybe 2019 could be his break out year after some more seasoning in 2018, but an affordable option to take a punt on

      Paul · 16/03/2018 at 21:09

      Weitering for me. Jones will have the odd big score, but when he plays on a proper big forward he'll be ultra defensive and will score 25.

BlueBaggerJosh · 12/03/2018 at 23:35

Team as it stands.
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Jones, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Keefe, Finlayson)
MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Billings, Walters, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch, Garlett (Ryan, Brown-loophole)
Think this will be my team come round 1 barring any injuries or rookie selection dilemmas. Other than that only thing I'm considering changing is Jones to Ryan.

    Big G · 12/03/2018 at 23:41

    Great team if you ditched that Jones fellow

      BlueBaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 00:30

      Hahaha fine ill go to Luke Ryan, pains me to do it though lol

        BluebaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 00:35

        Or Mills, ah its driving me nuts! Was forced to downgrade Hurley to get in big Kreuz so its not my preferred option but one of them will have to do.

    Northerner · 13/03/2018 at 06:28

    So similar to my team. As the rookie options are limited, anyone going pure GnR will look very similar as we will have virtually all the same rookies and in most lines the uber premiums pick themselves.

      BlueBaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 16:54

      That's why I have to equal it out with Liam "THE GOAT and ULTIMATE POD" Jones!

    Randomcliche · 13/03/2018 at 07:30

    M1 to M6 same as mine. Danger to Oliver if no show. Nice team.

      Bootsa · 13/03/2018 at 16:56

      Most teams are similar!

leedy · 12/03/2018 at 23:42

Hey guys. Enjoying podcasts but on this one (especially early on) Lekdog's volume loud and Patch's soft. Mixing issue or microphone placement? Just some feedback (pardon the pun). Cheers

    Patch · 13/03/2018 at 08:00

    Mixing issues – that's my bad. Will be all fixed on the next one.

      leedy · 13/03/2018 at 11:00

      Glad to hear … thought it may have been thumb sucking while in foetal position. I have fixed this one up if you want me to send it to you. Cheers

DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 01:11

Ryder and Darcy Fogarty
Nankervis and Tom Bell

    BluebaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 01:11


BluebaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 01:13

Based on my team above, Luke Ryan and Jarrod Garlett or Devon Smith and Mirra?

    BluebaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 01:14

    I swapped Jones for Ryan initially

      Carl · 13/03/2018 at 14:38

      Don’t think Mirra will play early days so have to be the other choice.

Jack · 13/03/2018 at 01:25

I was pretty confident in going Heeney, Billings and Walters, then realized they all had that Rnd 14 bye. Would you just back it in considering i think they will all be easily top 8 forwards and then worry about the bye situation throughout the season?

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 09:12

    Round 14 bye I can live with. By then you should have traded in premiums coming off there 10, 12 & 13 round byes. Plus if you wait to get them in, it’s round 15 before you see them, year is over.

Northerner · 13/03/2018 at 06:24

Same dilemma. With other Rd 14 – Martin, Fyfe, Laird , Danger, Savage etc. I’ve decided I can only pick 2 of the 3 you’ve named.

If you are going for overall rank, it’s the bye rounds that really sorts out the spread in the field. If you are just going for a league premiership then you don’t need to worry as much and can just take a loss in Rd 14.

James · 13/03/2018 at 09:33

Hi community, whays your thoughts on Marley Williams for NB

    Dutchy · 13/03/2018 at 17:06

    I’ve been considering him in fantasy, not sure about SuperCoach… should see plenty of it down there though!

[email protected] · 13/03/2018 at 09:57

Is Stefan Martin going to be solo rucking this year? I

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 10:58

    Archie looks that annoying type who will just keep pestering the coach for a game. After a few losses the coach will look at Archie and think “Why not?”

      DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 11:13

      Although Archie Smith does have a statistical affect on how Martin scores, I feel as though that affect is overstated. In the six games Smith played with Martin last year, Martin still averaged 88.
      While 88 may not be great, it is still high enough to cop for just a few games in a full season, when Martin is gonna average very well anyway.
      The judgement you need to make is how many games will Smith play this year?

Matty · 13/03/2018 at 10:10

It's so hard this year but currently

Def: Laird Savage Mills brayshaw naughton doedee (finlayson, Murray)
Mid: Mitchell Kelly Sloane merrett bont congilo brayshaw Barry (banfield, Kelly, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn Nank (olango)
Fwd: mundy McLean petracca crozier bell fritsch (ahern, Ryan)

Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 10:40

If you could only take one who would you take 1 Heeney, Buddy or Billings? 2 Armitage or Omeara? 3 Sicily or Patracca?

    Ajay · 13/03/2018 at 10:48

    buddy, armitage and petracca

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 10:54

    Heeney – genuine midfielder with forward status. Get buddy later, Billings plays more forward.

    JOM – hawks midfield is quite weak and has no depth. JOM will be in the thick of everything they do, if he is as good as they say he is, he’ll do good. Saints midfield depth is much better.

    Petracca – will get some midfield time especially with Lewis going to Defense this year. Sicily relies on intercept marks and being the loose man in defence, teams will force him to man up and some days he will score 14.

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 11:10

      Heeney only worries me because Syd have a 3rd string ruckman. Kennedy and Parker can win there own ball just not to sure about Henney can he get his hands dirty?

        Bells · 13/03/2018 at 16:11

        Only if it doesn't mess his hair.

    Bells · 13/03/2018 at 20:28

    I went to band camp in January, and in somewhat of a surprise met Cathy.
    One night when it was quite late and all the others had gone to bed; Cathy whispered in my ear.
    "Buddy will kick 100 this year. Starting with 7 or 8 against WC."
    You heard it here first.

    p.s. Don't tell Higgo.

    Daveo · 15/03/2018 at 14:44

    Heeney, Omeara and Petracca.

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 19:08

    Petracca, Armitage, Buddy

Post_MaSloane · 13/03/2018 at 10:49

Is there any merit in fielding Darcy Cameron at R2 despite his output? I can't believe im asking this

    DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 11:30


      Post_MaSloane · 13/03/2018 at 11:59

      Thanks Dac, just needed someone to slap some sense into me! I really don't enjoy looking at my team at the moment

        DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 12:08

        I slowly start enjoying looking at mine until suddenly I have huge second thoughts on a player or I look at my forward line rookies

          Derek · 13/03/2018 at 12:20

          it’s like a piece of string, pull on one end, the other end gets shorter.

          Or a loose thread. Pull on it and it soon turns into a big hole.

    INPieman · 13/03/2018 at 12:15

    He's not even guaranteed a game in round 1. He's an R3 only

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 19:11

    If you can find a rookie ruckman who will play the first 6 or 7 games, then it is no different to having a rookie on field in another line …. as long as you are doing this to lock-in a premo elsewhere.

SW Roosters XXX · 13/03/2018 at 10:50

There are 11 mid spots? 8 on field 3 on bench…..

Not sure what you boys were talking about saying there are 10 spots???

    INPieman · 13/03/2018 at 12:19

    I was thinking the same thing. They need an abacus

      leedy · 13/03/2018 at 14:01

      Maybe they were thinking two Chris Mayne's – that would account for the blank spots πŸ™‚

        INPieman · 13/03/2018 at 14:27

        Did you know Chris Mayne scored 8 SC points in JLT 1. Which means he's been paid $62,500 per SC point this year for the Pies! Now that is good work if you can get it

          leedy · 13/03/2018 at 16:12

          Astute analysis Pieman 😁

          THE SALTSHAKERS · 18/03/2018 at 17:51

          Chris Mayne for All Australian πŸ‘….well its less strange than the 4yr deal @ $500k

          It pains me immensely just as taking wells over Rocky who wanted to jump ship

DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 10:51

Sicily or Luke Ryan?

    Post_MaSloane · 13/03/2018 at 11:59

    Sicily buy I don't like either, I'd prefer Witherden

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 19:13

    Ryan. More likely to go bigger..

    Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:42

    at that price point do you already have Gus Brayshaw or Jake Lloyd?
    of those 2 I'd go Sicily (IF you don't have Toby Greene down front, doubling up on the flogs could cost you matches in your comp)

Dusty · 13/03/2018 at 11:00

Any love for Michael Barlow in the forwardline?

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 11:42

    yes. Why didn’t he play JLT

      Dusty · 13/03/2018 at 12:16

      Good question. Not too sure, hopefully nothing serious.

      Carl · 13/03/2018 at 14:41

      Has to be injured you’d think, he would have played 1 game. But can’t find anything to say he is…

    Abel Grant · 13/03/2018 at 15:20

    Named emergency?

      Dusty · 13/03/2018 at 17:00

      Might not be in the strong suns best 22? haha!
      Might have had a niggle

BloodyFranklin · 13/03/2018 at 11:01

I don't regret suggesting an intro change at all 😐


Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 12:22

Hanley out for 4-6 weeks.

Bells · 13/03/2018 at 12:33

Lloyd is close to being ruled out rnd 1 anyway Lek.
Leg injury. Possibly hammy or quad.

Bells · 13/03/2018 at 12:40

How about Balta at Richmond? Fwd/Ruckm – If Jack goes down is he going to play?

    jpkoel · 13/03/2018 at 13:13

    probably not. Callum Moore is ahead of him at Richmond for sure

      Bells · 13/03/2018 at 13:18

      Thanks JPK. Was looking for any reason NOT to pick Cameron. I guess there aren't any.

        Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 19:54

        There is a reason not to pick him if you need a captain loophole (which we all do because permaskip danger is gone…) Ruckline is the best place to do this especially if there is no reliable cash to be made (as a Swans fan I reckon Cameron will be dropped before rd 3).

demon_spud · 13/03/2018 at 12:48

Libba played for Macau Lightning.

Carl · 13/03/2018 at 12:56

Gday community

Selections are obviously gonna change if they dont play round one.

I have 29K in the bank.

DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray ( Keefe, L.Murphy)

MID: Danger, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Dow, Brodie, Banfield ( Garlett, Kelly, Holman)

RUCK: Kruz, Gawn (cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Mclean, Stephenson, Ryan ( Ahern, Fritisch)

Would love to know your thoughts on the team community.

    Ado · 13/03/2018 at 14:17

    Get fritsch on your field mate, plus danger isn't playing round 1 and the dees are gonnnaaaaa smashhhhhhhhh them

      Ado · 13/03/2018 at 14:17

      Get patrick mccartin as well

      Starkingdom · 13/03/2018 at 14:33

      Oh, did you forget about GAJ?? He's a certain starter round 1. I'm sure he'll take care of things while Danger chills. GO CATTERS

    hedski · 13/03/2018 at 21:18

    Get Brayshaw (freo) in for Dow Carl.

Russell Martin · 13/03/2018 at 14:15

Thoughts on jake Melksham from the dees? 350k and looking bloody beautiful in the pre season. BTW coming from a good ol saints fan, UP THE SAINTERS!!!

tommymac19 · 13/03/2018 at 14:16

Team ATM:

def: laird, hibberd, simpson,coffield, doedee,finlayson (Keefe, mirra)

mid: danger (may change), dusty, titch, j kelly, fyfe, cripps, t kelly, banfield (ahearn, barry, holman)

ruck: Grundy and gawn and d cameron on bench

forwards: heeney, greene, devon smith, fogarty, fritsch, gartlett

sc tragic · 13/03/2018 at 14:39

I currently have Savage D3, but my sub-conscious self keeps saying get rid of him. 1&2 Laird Hibbard. What is general opinion, maybe Ryan. HELP !!!!

    daveo · 15/03/2018 at 14:51

    I would way rather Jake Lloyd. He is very consistent, and his average last year which is pretty good was affected by injury

SCdonkey · 13/03/2018 at 14:48

I'm with you Patch and Lekdog, fwd line is a nightmare this season. I really don't see any of the premos up fwd worth paying over 500K this season and on top of that we have bugger all rookies. Atm i have 5 mid price playerd and 1 rookie on field and no, yes no, sicily is not one out of those 5, staying clear away from him.

One of those mid price will become Danger as you have Libba in mids. Not sold on picking any mid price in the guts, we have so many rookies to choose from that will generate cash. 5-0-6 is the way to go.

Cheers fellas keep up the good work<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="πŸ‘" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 14:58

    Hey Donkey would you like to join my league with the likes of Derek Trigg Hedski Hawk Rusty ext?

      Derek · 13/03/2018 at 15:22

      I was waiting for you to fill that last spot.

        Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 16:48

        It is filled but by someone l dont know that just jumped in id rather have a regular in that last spot so if a regular wants to jump in let me know top 100 last year.

          Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 17:32

          Yeah I will join if you have a spare space

            Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 18:09

            Ok Finnius the code is 212948 just let me that u have jumped in.

              Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 18:29

              In. Team name Lloyd Pope XVIII

      SCdonkey · 13/03/2018 at 19:34

      Sorry Shake just got online now. Sounds like an awesome bunch of fellas in that league. If it's filled, love to join ya guys next season.

        Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/03/2018 at 21:08

        All good Donkey l know im in one other league with ya.

DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 15:03

Interested to see the amount of players people have between 200-500k?

I feel as though we may have a greater numbers of such players this year compared to previous years.
At the moment I've gone pretty strictly Guns and Rookies with 2 players in this bracket.

    The Bandit · 13/03/2018 at 23:01

    I've currently got 4 – 1 in defence and 3 in the forward line. I feel like it's needed up forward as we don't really have many 500+ guys (only 8 – two of which won't play round 1, one is a massive flog and another one's name is Chad) we can rely on and even fewer rookies on the scene.

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 19:17

    I have 4 … 1 RUC, 3 FWD.

    Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:40

    I have 4- Lloyd, Gus Brayshaw, Petracca & C. Curnow, the rest are Premiums or Rookies

Dovaas · 13/03/2018 at 15:35

One spot left in the Supercoach League MASTER TEAMS (for teams that finished top 10K.. a few top 1000 in league)

code 408572

    belly button fluff · 13/03/2018 at 19:40

    Hey Dovaas, I have always made always in top 5k and don't like quitting, cos there is always lots to learn. I would like to join if that is ok with you?

Griggsy · 13/03/2018 at 15:49

Dawson Simpson. Any merit in selecting him? $288k, frees up cash somewhere else.

    Bells · 13/03/2018 at 16:16

    Only if Lobb retires before the season starts to take up a religious calling.

      Griggsy · 13/03/2018 at 20:42

      fair call, but Lobb hasn't appeared in the pre-season

        Bells · 16/03/2018 at 00:39

        True, but I think he'll probably be right by round 2-3….If he doesn't make it back then…still nah. His game against the Swans against a rookie and still didn't score…
        Nic Nat is ready. You'd have to have a good look at him. I't thinking of picking NicNat even if not named round 1. He'' be ready round 2 and Maybe Cameron can cover for a game or two…

    The Ranger · 16/03/2018 at 17:04

    Is he a best 22 player? I think he gets dropped as soon as Lobb is fit again.

Stirlsy · 13/03/2018 at 16:08

Joy joy joy this isn't….. Danger stay's for me, the FWDS well im still messing around with that like every other ____ is but its really just a waste of time till Teams are named.
Nic Nat is the key for me, personally Iv been following him right through the preseason and he will probably play somewhere agin this coming weekend weather that's a scratch match or 3 qtrs in a wafl game im not sure yet but he went well on the weekend and I have a feeling they will name him in Round 1…..
Someone who hasn't been mentioned in the FWD mix up is a kid from the doggies Dunkley …. I like this kid knows where the goals are and gets around the ground pretty sure he has hit over 100 at least once had a good preseason and the coach likes him.
Any thought's on him? Lek Patch……..

    Bells · 13/03/2018 at 16:18

    If he were 60 k cheaper I'd be very tempted.

      Stirlsy · 13/03/2018 at 16:35

      Yeah 297k is right smack in the middle of knowmans land, iv got him sitting at F5 ATM but im sure things will change before the first ball is bounced.

Black Mamba · 13/03/2018 at 16:47

Hey community,

When picking midfielders we worry about the ones who could receive the dreadful tag… Which teams should we look out for in the fixtures that will tag our gun midfielders more often than not???

Good luck to all!

rickthegenius · 13/03/2018 at 17:33

Gday Community! Im looking to go into leagues that have any spots available as im currently only in one. I finished top 700 2 years ago and top 1000 last year. Cheers.

    Bells · 13/03/2018 at 20:17

    Well you're not getting in mine. I don't want someone who's going to beat me. πŸ˜‰

    nankthetank · 14/03/2018 at 17:08

    Feel free to join 269176, just made it then

      Pablo · 14/03/2018 at 17:33

      Can I join too Nank?

        nankthetank · 14/03/2018 at 17:40

        Of course!

David E · 13/03/2018 at 17:43

Def – Laird, P.Hanley, Hibberd (Melb), Naughton, Keefe , Doedee (Murray, Cummins)

Mid – Titch, Danger, Fyfe, THE Zorko,J Kelly, Brayshaw( FRE), Dow, Banfield, (Barry, Holman, T Kelly)

Rucks – Gawn,Sandilands (Cameron)

Fwd – Heeney, J Kennedy, Smith, Barlow, Christensen , Rioli (Ryan, Brown)
I really want to fit Lachie Neale in but dont know how any one know how i can fit him in but keep currtent mids as well

Should i take out hanley to a rookie just have 2 good def or should i take J osh kennedy out for another premo or take him out for a rookie nd get lachie neale in mid with that money

    The Bandit · 13/03/2018 at 22:55

    Hanley will be out for 4-6 with that shoulder dislocation. Could move him to a rookie or mid pricer. JJK is also unlikely to play round 1.

    To fit in Neale you would probably need to downgrade two players to reach his $600k price tag. Could be Hanley to a rookie (say Finlayson/Payne) and a Sandilands to Lycett (comes with risk) or Christensen to a Fritsch or another forward rookie or JJK to a mid pricer (like a T Bell or Sicily).

    I don't know exactly how much money you have left over prior to these changes so the $$$$ equation may be slightly different

LUKE · 13/03/2018 at 18:12

Agreed. HIGGO! Our fellow comrades need Quantum Team Mechanics to calm the faithful

Danielson · 13/03/2018 at 18:24

Is having hibberd, gawn, petracca and fritch in the same team too many demon players? Cheers community

    Post_MaSloane · 13/03/2018 at 18:27

    They are all very different players, the fact that they are all demons is completely irrelevant except for bye rounds, but demons have a good bye anyway

    hedski · 13/03/2018 at 20:42

    That's a question for Neil DD's Danielson…..

lock n load · 13/03/2018 at 18:43

Billings and Ryan or Devon Smith and Savage?

    David E · 13/03/2018 at 18:54

    hard one

    Defying_Madness · 13/03/2018 at 19:17

    Option 1

    NoLanguage · 15/03/2018 at 22:39

    Currently have option 2

Gazza · 13/03/2018 at 18:58

I'v been looking through all the chat and the name "Menagola" doesn't seen to pop up in anyone's teams.
Iv got him a F1, is there something I don't know

    Defying_Madness · 13/03/2018 at 19:17

    He might not play round 1 due to injury and the uncertainty of gary ablett changing his role. If he is selected round 1 and Danger isn't I might pick him due to lack of options in the forward line.

    SCdonkey · 13/03/2018 at 19:31

    You're not missing anything mate. Menagola is good pick, personally he's just way over priced to start the season with, upgrade option later on. There are some good value up fwd this season that will probably score the same output as him. Plus the lack of rookies in fwd line many will go as deep as F5 and have 1 rookie on field.

    CheekyNandos7 · 14/03/2018 at 08:20

    Overpriced and due to Geelong's JLT teams we don't know what his scores will be like with Ablett in the side.

John · 13/03/2018 at 19:11

Best player for M3?

Already got Danger Titich Fyfe and Cripps.

Can afford anyone but Dusty

    Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 19:51

    Clarry or Zerrett – both have good byes as well.

    hedski · 13/03/2018 at 20:43

    Kelly or Crouch or Neale or Zorko or who Fin said.

    D_I_L_D_O_R · 15/03/2018 at 11:24

    Zerret looked super fit, also looks to have cleaned up his disposals with a slightly better K:HB ratio, take it with a grain of salt obviously. He'd be my pick

    Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:58

    Macrae or The Bont could be handy in that line up but Footscray has the same Bye as Hawthorn

Raver_dave · 13/03/2018 at 19:41

My gut tells me to drop dusty for merret and pocket 50k.

    The Bandit · 13/03/2018 at 22:48

    Will Dusty be top 8 mid at the end of the year – 100% yes
    Will Merret be top 8 mid at the end of the year – 75% yes – could struggle if he gets a hard tag in that Essendon midfield.

    It depends on what that 50k is going towards – if it means locking in another keeper on a different line, then it's probably worth picking up Merret and waiting for Dusty to have an 80-90 somewhere in the middle of the year and snagging him then.

    Just my 2 cents.

lock n load · 13/03/2018 at 19:43

Weitering or Marchbank?

    belly button fluff · 13/03/2018 at 21:07

    I'm choosing Weits. He looks like he has some brains about him.

Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 19:50

Patch my question is why would you start with Libba and a huge kitty when you could start with say Cripps or even like JJK, Pendles, Macrae (those mids who are just below Uber status) and get maybe 5ppg higher average over the 4-5 weeks before getting Danger in. When he drops to 680k and your mid is 580k then the 150k you have in the kitty is used to upgrade, whilst you still have consistency and the ability to even keep them if your structure mandates it. Libba will make say 50-80k more, however, if this is sitting in the bank and not being translated into points then what is the goal of it anyways?

Just my two cents. Planning on turning Cripps into Danger in rd 5 and starting with 240k in the kitty so I could even do it before then if I wanted to. If we know that all that Danger is going to cost is a trade, and that trade will gain us 20ppg (110 ave. to 130 ave.), then I rate this tactic hard as we are going all out from the start rather than messing around with risky mid pricers.

    belly button fluff · 13/03/2018 at 20:11

    I have had a similar idea for a long fair while now except I was going to use Coniglio with enough cash in the bank to upgrade to danger straight away if it didn't look like a good plan. Funnily enough now it gets closer to the start I just want Danger in straight away, save the trade and getting p*ssed off at losing his points. I don't think he is that injured that he will miss round one either. Crikey 750 is so much to pay. I hate paying too much for anything i may just go back to the devious plan.

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 21:13

    I’m setting up like that.

    Have team set with Danger. If he misses round one I’ll change him to Kelly and keep the cash in kitty. No price drop for Kelly until round 3. Danger plays, cost one trade

      dontblushbaby · 13/03/2018 at 22:22

      Similar Derek, but I've gone Gablett instead

        Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 22:50

        Seeerrriously back that idea – am considering doing that now. No matter when Danger is back just do the trade straight away – don't cop the injury we know is going to come. Great thinking – I might actually do that now…

Doc_1 · 13/03/2018 at 20:27

Finnius, I’m looking at doing exactly that with Mitch Duncan. Should actually benefit points wise with danger out, then a manageable trade straight to danger.

Steeeve · 13/03/2018 at 20:32

I am so tempted to bring in Pendles. Either for Danger if he misses, or even Oliver.

David E · 13/03/2018 at 20:42

Is Luke Ryan or Shane Savage better

David E · 13/03/2018 at 20:46

Luke Ryan or Savage or Lloyd

    BlueBaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 21:03


      dontblushbaby · 13/03/2018 at 22:18


    Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 22:54

    Savage for me

    Russty_ · 13/03/2018 at 23:21

    Ryan, uses it really well and could become premo in the next few years, Savage has a history of mediocrity.

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:57

    You'd be taking a $480000 bet, on a 27 year old who's been playing for 9 years already and struggled to get into the Hawk's side…I'd rather bet on a younger guy who could do anything , ie: Ryan, Witherden, even McGrath this year. I'd even rather go Shaw than Savage this year, at least he's averaged way more that 87 in 9 years.

Steve · 13/03/2018 at 21:49

Keep it up lads, getting better every week.

Any thoughts on which one of the below options would be bettee to start with?

1) Devon Smith and Kreuzer
2) Billings and Stef Martin


    Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 22:54

    Both good options – however, would lean towards one purely due to the bye. Can't go wrong though.

Steeeve · 13/03/2018 at 21:59

So for those playing at home, Geelong and WCE have the final two games of round one.
Even less fun deciding whether to choose
a) Danger or someone else
b) NicNat, Lycett, or someone else

Michael · 13/03/2018 at 22:03

Def: Mcgovern, Tuohy, Savage, Weitering, Brayshaw ,Murray (Doedee ,Keeffe)
Mid: Titchell, Zorko, ZMerrett, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Banfield, Kelly (Finlayson, Barry, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
Fwd: Walters, Mclean, Smith, Acres <Not Sure about this fella>, Bell, Fritsch (Ryan, Waterman)

    Lekdog · 13/03/2018 at 22:29

    I'd be ditching Acres

    The Bandit · 13/03/2018 at 22:42

    I like the POD defensive line and deep premo midfield.
    There will always be concerns about mid priced ruck (but I'm sure you know that). Get ready for the roller coaster.
    Could do worse than have only playing rookie up forward!

The Bandit · 13/03/2018 at 22:39

Hi there great community,

I've been stressing over my team for the last few weeks through all of the painful JLT games and injury clouds (cough cough Danger…).
Have a squizz at what I've been working on;

Defence – Laird – McGovern – Bonner – Naughton – Doedee – Murray (Finlayson – Payne)
Midfield – Martin – Mitchell – Kelly – Sloane – Fyfe – Cripps – Brayshaw – Barry (Banfield – Kelly – Holman)
Ruck – Martin – Gawn (Cameron)
Forwards – Heeney – McLean – Smith – Mathieson – Bell – Fritsch (Keefe – Ryan)

A few comments –
1. Have gone wth only 2 premium defenders only to avoid untried rookies up forward. Have had Hibberd in the team the whole time until tonight and replaced him with McGovern. Hibberd seems to be in a lot more teams than I anticipated and I always dislike picking a "cookie cutter" side. Bonner is also by no means is cemented in.
2. Sloane has replaced Dangerfield and allowed me to get Bell up forward with the extra cash. If Dangerfield plays round 1, I'll likely bring in Lycett for Martin or Bell to forward rookie (fingers crossed that a couple get named)
3. Mathieson – I know he's a flog but need a POD. Could lock in Sicily if I was making cookies.

Look forward to some critical analysis. Thanks community.
Ps. Shout out to Lek and Patch for keeping the community afloat.

    noah · 17/03/2018 at 13:16

    solid team bandit
    maye try upgrade one of defenders to a premo

Luke · 13/03/2018 at 23:23

Cogs or Cripps

GloryDays90 · 13/03/2018 at 23:57

Gee the media are going overboard with Dangerfield haha. Highly doubt he will miss round 1. Didn't even have ice on his hamstring after the game and isn't walking with a limp either.

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:02

    Hey GD, there have been plenty of scares with Danger in the past, and he's always played, if he doesn't I'm just gonna go Ablett and then back to Danger πŸ™‚

      Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 00:12

      The more I think about it I am really liking that move

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:38

        Hi DM, I reckon the way to do it, if it has to be done, is with no regret, Gazza is the greatest of all time but won't last, everyone knows that…could fill the Danger gap though for a few weeks.
        Just gotta keep the cash there to do it, 120 k.

          Doc_1 · 14/03/2018 at 08:47

          Think Mitch Duncan.
          Ablett more likely to be eased through.
          Duncan can pump out the tons (and will benefit points wise from Dangers absence).

            INPieman · 14/03/2018 at 10:53

            Or Jelwood. Sounds like he's had a good preseason

              Weasel · 14/03/2018 at 11:55

              Selwood always good for 4-5 ducking frees to pump up his score.

David E · 14/03/2018 at 07:12

Hanley to Luke Ryan or too much FREO cause i already have Sandilands Fyfe Brayshaw Banfiled and looking to get neale in

    INPieman · 14/03/2018 at 10:33

    I don't mind Freo's early season draw. But your dealing with Ross

Westy · 14/03/2018 at 07:58

Is there any love for Deledio? Capable of a 100 average at 340K.

    INPieman · 14/03/2018 at 10:31

    Much more capable of breaking down & leaving a large problem

      Derek · 14/03/2018 at 10:41

      I’d even go Cyril ahead of Delidio

        INPieman · 14/03/2018 at 10:52

        So would I

        dontblushbaby · 14/03/2018 at 11:37

        Is Cyril in your current team Derek ? I like opinions of the supporters of each Club,they have a better handle on what happening with the players, good,bad or ugly ,Thanks

          Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 13:29

          He may or may not be in my team currently. That could change by round 1 though. All reports out of Hawthorn look good and if he can get back to even close to his best he should make some cash. Then when Franklin or Menegola drop in price hopefully I can upgrade Rioli to one of them. A risky selection for sure but one that fits into my team extremely well.

Willymack1234 · 14/03/2018 at 10:53

Zerrett or Neale?

    Clueless · 14/03/2018 at 14:27


    Starkingdom · 14/03/2018 at 17:39

    If you have Fyfe already go Zerrett.

Shake_n_Bake_ · 14/03/2018 at 11:47

Danger low grade strain still 50% chance to play rd 1.

    GloryDays90 · 14/03/2018 at 11:57

    More than 50. Don't see why people would think that will keep him out haha

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 14/03/2018 at 12:16

      Thats what has been reported. You could be right Glory my opinion he still misses.

      ZerrettForPM · 14/03/2018 at 13:47

      He won't miss but he'll probs just sit fwd round 1.

    hoo ha · 14/03/2018 at 12:10

    Keep saying he won't play. Nothing will stop him running out to play round 1 with Gazza.

    DacZawson · 14/03/2018 at 14:23

    I kinda hope in a SuperCoach sense that he doesn’t play so we can see the strategies that people will use. Might spread the field out depending on the option that works out best.

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 19:35

    If, and I say IF, it is only a grade 1 strain, he could play this week if there was a game, and will almost definitely play within 2 weeks. But, Geelong playing him will likely depend on how much training he misses.
    Like most I’d be planning on him taking the field… and have a contingency plan if he doesn’t. But be aware that Geelong play the 2nd last game, so he could be a late withdrawal, so I’d be looking at Duncan, Ablett or Parker as the contingency options.

BadgerHoney7 · 14/03/2018 at 12:16

Money in bank: $153,100

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Doedee, Murray – Finlayson, Mihocek

Questioning – Coffield at the moment, waying up between him and Naughton, feeling if I go with Coffield it would be a slight POD seeming that everyone is going with Naughton. I can fit in Naughton with money in bank but I'll just wait and see.

MID: Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, JOM, Brayshaw – Banfield, T.Kelly, Holman

Questioning: Obviously got no Danger at the moment and can easily bring him in for Bont but I feel if I wait until he goes down in price it will be worth the wait – plus I believe Bont will be scoring respectable scores so he can be a place holder. Will Brodie is questionable to be put in team as I think he'll get big minutes in the midfield and could score big scores. JOM is my biggest risk and I'm not getting rid of him really trust him to go well this year and first quarter against Carlton shows his potentional and for someone at his price, you take a ave. 90-95 but I will be wanting more.

RUCK: Gawn, Nic Nat – Cameron

Questioning: Nic Nat, if hes named Round 1 I'll go with him, if not, he'll be gone, Lycett is a liability and only scored 50 odd and got pounded by Sandy on the weekend so hes not the one in my opinion. Gawn lock obviously.

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, T.Bell, Fogarty, Ryan – Fritsch, Garlett

Questioning: Heeney probably at the moment is my biggest worry, just need him to generate scores and will be in an out a lot of times in these next 9 days before Round 1, if the Fog plays Round 1, I'll probably go with but can easily swap him for a FWD rookies, don't really know if I want to start Ryan at the moment, just feel like he can dodgy with the 30s-40s regularly, just need more trustworthy FWD rookies.

Feedback greatly appreciated.

    StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 13:50

    Hi Badger.

    It’s a good team, and looking similar to quite a few now. Some thoughts…

    Defence – Coffield can swing dpp with Finlayson. But that means Banfield may need to be moved out to put Finlayson there.

    Mids – no Danger is a big hole. I like Bont though he shouldnt be a stepping stone to Danger. That should be Cogs or JOM. I would suggest a better mid option might be Libba. He has a better chance to earn enough cash to become Danger by round 6 or 7.

    Rucks – if you go with Nic Nat, Cameron will provide some cover but unlikely for more than 5 or 6 games imo. An alternative cover could be Lycett at R3 or even Mason Cox with a dpp rookie loophole swing. Both cost a bit, though would certainly provide better cover.

    Forwards – Fogarty was on my team but he may be in and out of the best 22. Bell is a mid price risk that may not go past 70 pt avg. Ryan is a risk many are taking as an F7/8. Fritsch a better chance to play. Consider Keefe at F7. Dpp swing with Sicily.

    Good luck!

      BadgerHoney7 · 14/03/2018 at 14:44

      Cheers Stevo, I like these ideas.

      Defence – Coffield and Finlayson swing, sounds good but at the moment I feel like theres not many other good defensive rookies that can hold F6 – F7 like he can especially with Murray in my team.

      Mids – Agreed their and have changed Bont over to Kelly as I feel that will provide more scoring avg. and will bank on Cogs and JOM for the upgrade to Danger, if hes playing Round 1 though, he will be in my team.

      Rucks – Nic Nat will probably be the one I go with at the moment and Cameron will probably also stay due to not wanting to waste that money on Cox or Lycett.

      Forwards – I have the same thoughts about Fog, not really sure at the moment, if hes named Round 1 though I'll probably go with him, Bell is a risk but will probably be better than Christensen imo, I have implemented the Keefe F7 and is making the team much more flexable now.

      Thanks for that!

        StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 19:18

        You’re welcome Badger. Going to be a very interesting start to the season.

adp · 14/03/2018 at 12:45

most teams dont have a ruck back up or swing player, so what happens if one of the ruckmen go down for one week, are we happy to wear a 0 for one or two weeks, interested in feedback as im not sure which was to go

    Yeah · 14/03/2018 at 13:23

    With any luck Cameron will play for Sydney

    StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 13:54

    Hi adp. See my comments re Rucks to Honey Badger.
    Options to consider at R3 cost more but give coverage – Lycett or Mason Cox DPP swing with rookie loop.

StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 14:22

Danger stays for now. Will even cop the rookie loop for round 1.

I’m running with a rookie loaded defence and cookie cutter mid/rucks. I’ve had some great help in this forum and feeling more comfortable than the last month. POD is Lambert at F2. Reckon he is capable of hitting mid 90s to 100 avg.

D: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Keefe (Finlayson, Murphy);
M: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Garlett);
R: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron);
F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Ahern (Ryan, Fritsch).

Thanks Community & good luck to all!

    Clueless · 14/03/2018 at 14:25

    I would highly recommend Cogs to LDU or Will Brodie just to free up some cash.

      StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 14:29

      Cogs is my insurance for Danger if he misses a few more. That said, Brodie was my backup plan anyway. Agree more cash needed but really like Cogs at M6 and can’t part with Cripps either.
      Could also throw out Petrappa and take a cheaper forward?

        Keenbutclueless · 14/03/2018 at 14:49

        If COGS is your backup plan for Danger, then you shouldn’t have both in the side. Better to have another 600k mid and keep the 150k cash to use to upgrade COGS to Danger later.

          StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 19:22

          Thanks Clueless Parting with Danger is like losing your favourite toy. I will wait until selections are confirmed for Sunday teams. Could do worst than go with Danger to Duncan.

            Keenbutclueless · 14/03/2018 at 19:42

            I am thinking Oliver. Can wait until the game starts. Thinking Danger might be named, but still not play. I prefer Oliver to Duncan purely because of the bye. I already have Fyfe and Crouch. I can live with 3, but not 4 out.

              StevoRivo · 14/03/2018 at 20:22

              Danger plays, disaster averted. If not, M.Crouch very tempting selection prior to Cats game. But the safer play is to wait and see Sunday’s final teams. What about Ablett the GOAT?

James · 14/03/2018 at 14:25

Hey boys love your work, just wondering if KEL dog will be doing his weekly cheat sheet this year and if he's dropping one before the start of the season?

    James · 14/03/2018 at 14:26

    Lek dog not kel, damn auto correct

Adam · 14/03/2018 at 15:11

Is Darcy Byrne – Jones worth considering with Pittard going down with a hamstring injury? Found heaps of the footy in JLT 2 playing Pittards role across the HBF

    Starkingdom · 14/03/2018 at 17:24

    Yes he's absolutely relevant now. He tore it up when Pit went down and didn't go unnoticed by the Power. He has a 64 SC point average so you'd expect him to improve in his 3rd year, aged 22.

      Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 19:37

      Hi Stark, are Bonner or Dougall Howard in the mix there to play permanently? Don't know much about Port but Bonner seems like a gun ready to fire.

        Starkingdom · 14/03/2018 at 20:52

        Hi Rusty, I don't think 4 games experience for Howard and 3 for Bonner is enough for a starting position although I'm not saying they're not good enough or it's not possible. DBJ has matured and strengthened from what I saw and will be hungry for the chance.

        I reckon Port will improve sharply this season and catch a few teams and SC coaches unaware. A selection like DBJ and similar mid price players can be the difference between a top 1% or better coach and an average coach.

      Adam · 14/03/2018 at 20:10

      Yeah, my thoughts exactly, just not sure whether i'm ballsy enough to pick him over a high end rookie at D4 and compromise what's left in the kitty.

HM8 · 14/03/2018 at 15:17

Struggling with my forward line structure, better to go with a Rioli/Bell at F4/5 and one rookie on the field or a premo/rookie leaving two rookies on the field? Cheers

nankthetank · 14/03/2018 at 16:06

My team as it stands after some changes:

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, S.Murray, (J.Finlayson, L.Murphy)

MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, M.Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brawshaw (T.Kelly, D.Barry, N.Holman)

RUC: Ryder, Gawn (T.Olango)

FOR: Buddy, Devon Smith, A.Christensen, D.Fogarty, L.Keefe, B.Fritsch (L.Ryan, D.Venables)

Rookies are subject to change, if I've missed any obvious locks please let me know.

Left with 15,100 in the bank.

Any and all advice would be fantastic

    Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 16:35

    I would cut a mid and def premo and then upgrade your forward line. I have 1 forward rookie onfield and I am still not happy yet you have 3 and christensen. I would strongly recommend you go at least 4 deep in the forward line. Apart from that your premo selections look good. Good luck mate.

      nankthetank · 14/03/2018 at 17:02

      Thanks for the the advice DM, I've been hesitant to add another forward simply due to not liking any of the options, however I know that I am too spread out so I've been trying to find someone else to add, any suggestions?

        Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 17:19

        I would look at heeney and billings as the more safe picks. If you want some cheaper players look at tracca, sicily, barlow, mclean and walters.

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 14/03/2018 at 17:24

    Not planning on picking up Danger anytime soon? With only $15k in the kitty you’ll probably have to wait till rd 10.

#66 2017 · 14/03/2018 at 16:53

967598 league. Can't be bothered chasing up recent rank history but I'd prefer top 1000 people only to join. Finished 66 last year and got boring beating everyone. Join only if your expert. Cheers

James · 14/03/2018 at 16:54

Just a quick ask if a mid player plays more down def will they become a def/mid later in the game

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 17:56

    No James it's only the other game, AFL Fantasy that changes player's positions during the year.

      James · 14/03/2018 at 19:33

      Thanks Russty

nankthetank · 14/03/2018 at 17:07

If anyone's keen for a casual league feel free to join 269176. Any levels welcome, come and have some fun and a bit of banter

    Starkingdom · 14/03/2018 at 17:14

    Just joined..

    Done & Dustied · 14/03/2018 at 19:26

    just joined thanks

Darren · 14/03/2018 at 17:24

Are jock, higgo and crouching coming back to do the podcasts this year? Or have they found greener pastures to graze from?

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 19:36

    Don't think so Darren, unfortunately..Lek and Patch are doing it now, and they have some good new writers contributing also.

Black Mamba · 14/03/2018 at 17:28

Bontempelli or Cripps? both are that young bull in the midfield that can go forward and kick goals

    Starkingdom · 14/03/2018 at 17:41

    I think Bont has more chance of being uber than Cripps. CD absolutely love the Bont.

Sully321 · 14/03/2018 at 18:57

petracca or curnow?

    Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 19:26

    Petracca for me after watching the JLT

      Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 19:33

      Yeah especially that last game…he was a beast, he may not do that every week, but he is capable of it.

The Mongrel Punt · 14/03/2018 at 18:59

Ok I know I'm gonna cop some heat on this. I have Mason Cox at R2. I've had him since JLT1 before he scored his 143 against WB. He's 300k he'll Play a mix of 70% fwd and 30 %ruck.
Bucks will play him. He will average at least 70-80 points a game as he draws a lot of free kicks. Plus an accurate set shot. and a good hitout to advantage ratio.Just need him to get to $400k by R10 and upgrade to Ryder.
Why would u risk going for Lycett or Simpson when this bloke is currently a lock in Collingwoods best 22. Love to hear some thoughts….. Be kind

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 19:08

    Hey Mongrel..you'd probably have to expect a few 40's and 50's in there too in those 10 rounds I think, if you've strengthened your other lines considerably to make up for the 50 to 80 points lost from not having 2 premo Rucks in there, it could work.
    The lower scores would come from him when he has good tall defenders on him, that are able to shut him down, because they'll be faster than his big slow arse.

      The Mongrel Punt · 14/03/2018 at 19:51

      Agreed that I can expect a couple of bad weeks. However he has a high ceiling as we've seen. He's scored pretty well when given a run in the ruck. Grundys 2 week suspension last year showed that he can score well beyond his 55 point BE. I know it's a risk and very unlike me but just have a feeling. Thanks for your honest feedback cheers

    Keenbutclueless · 14/03/2018 at 19:46

    It’s not the worst idea at all. Good out of the box thinking. If Cox is performing overs and you still want Ryder, you can fling him back to the forward line. This is stronger than the Lycett or Simpson choices because the only way to get Ryder is to trade them out.

      The Mongrel Punt · 15/03/2018 at 18:53

      My thoughts exactly

    Whitey · 15/03/2018 at 12:58

    MP you are evil, the more I look at it the more I like it. Up to Ryder after his bye and gives a lot of flexibility with the rest of the side. I'm
    even willing to get 60/70 points from him because of what I can do with the rest of my side. This is why this site is so great, so many different opinions and ideas. Thanks.

      The Mongrel Punt · 15/03/2018 at 18:52

      Thanks Whitey. Good luck for the season

The Mongrel Punt · 14/03/2018 at 19:59

This is where my team is at. This could be the final team.,…. Until I change my mind
D. Laird Hibberd savage
Naughton Finlayson Murray. Doedee mihocek
M. Danger Titch Oliver Fyfe
Bont Coniglio Brayshaw Banfield. Barry Kelly Holman
R. Gawn Cox
F. Billings Walters Smith
Petracca Bell Fristch. Ryan Langdon

Sticking with Danger and rolling the dice with Cox

Thoughts community?

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 20:09

    How much cash leftover Mongrel?

      The Mongrel Punt · 14/03/2018 at 22:44


Adam · 14/03/2018 at 20:42

I've potentially lost the plot with mid priced madness but can't help but consider Callum brown at 224k. In the absence of Goldsack and De Goey's indefinite suspension and injury, I can see Brown playing that HFF role and pinch hitting through the midfield. Also coming off the back of 2 solid JLT performances and being a DPP is a positive. Thoughts?

    The Mongrel Punt · 14/03/2018 at 22:48

    I don't like his job security Adam . DeGoey Wells Elliot Fasolo Blair are all probably ahead of him. But definitely an up and coming player

      Adam · 14/03/2018 at 23:53

      It will be interesting to see how much senior footy he is exposed to this year. I personally think he sits ahead of Blair, the fitness of De Goey, Wells, Fasolo and Elliot concern me a little as they are all coming off interrupted pre seasons and will not feature in round 1 bar possibly Fas. I think I'm just reaching for an answer to my fwd line problems however as I can't expect an average of more than 70-80 if I'm lucky. However potentially worth spending the extra 40-60k on Brown rather than a Fogarty or Stephenson who I consider to have less Job security and scoring potential.

    Finnius · 15/03/2018 at 10:13

    read Barron's article about picking those expensive rookies… and then don't pick him

    The Ranger · 15/03/2018 at 12:13

    I've considered him too Adam.
    Moneybags was supposed to be spending more time forward with Moore going back so him doing his knee has opened up another spot in a fwd line that was already full of holes.
    Just not sure Brown will hold his spot or score well enough to make him a worthwhile pick.
    Lots of people looking at Christensen who is more expensive and doesn't have the DPP but does have some runs on the board.
    That F5/6 spot is killing me…

belly button fluff · 14/03/2018 at 20:43

Dangerous Food For Thought !!:

GEELONG superstar Patrick Dangerfield has a habit of exaggerating his injuries, according to former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes. http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-16/dangerfield

Patrick Dangerfield to be given time to prove fitness but Cats star remains doubtful to face Adelaide: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/geelo… ::: Scored 142

Geelong Cats' Patrick Dangerfield hams up injury exaggeration claims for cameras : https://wwos.nine.com.au/2017/07/18/07/37/geelong

I think he plays supercoach fellas and wants himself as a POD
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    dontblushbaby · 14/03/2018 at 21:29

    I knew it , P. Dangerfield is soft !!! , haha

Sammy_14 · 15/03/2018 at 00:05

Feedback Appreciated! And thoughts on Callum Mills?

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Coffield, Naughton, Murray, (Doedee Finlayson)

Mid: Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, A Brayshaw, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

Ruc: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

For: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Petracca, Stephenson, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

Browncow · 15/03/2018 at 01:51

Very solid team Sammy! Currently have the same midfield other than Cripps. Mills as good a punt as any at that price – seems to be finding his way into a few teams now and will outscore his price.

Richard · 15/03/2018 at 08:45


Paul V · 15/03/2018 at 10:32

Naughton, Lloyd (syd) A Brayshaw and Brodie.
Naughton, Coffield, Libba and A Brayshaw.

Thoughts? At the moment I'm leaning to option 1 – but that means only 2 premiums in Defence. High risk, reward.

D_I_L_D_O_R · 15/03/2018 at 12:02

Billings vs Barlow vs Walters

noah · 15/03/2018 at 12:26

thoughts on robbie gray and stefan martin

    Ricardo · 15/03/2018 at 13:16

    Gray misses the first week due to suspension. Martin a good selection

Tony · 15/03/2018 at 13:46

League 640357 if anyone interested

Saundo · 15/03/2018 at 17:07

Petracca or Smith?

Clueless · 15/03/2018 at 19:53

Posted this in the Mundy write up but not sure if I'll get replies so here it is again. What’s everyone’s thoughts on running 4 on-field rookie mids? Would allow for greater cash gen and depending on the M8 (Holman, Kelly, Barry, Banfield) would only be losing 30-40 points (assuming they score 60-70 and a premo is scoring 90-110). It would also allow people to have greater depth up forward which seems to be the line giving everyone trouble. Would potentially mean you would still have 6-8 on-field rookies depending on your structure. I’d really welcome some thoughts/opinions/feedback on this idea, cheers.

    TOPHAWK1 · 15/03/2018 at 20:13

    Hi Clueless,

    I hear your argument re- starting with 4 onfield mid rookies, but I think that is probably excessive. I think running 3 rooks in the midfield is probably as far as you want to push it. There will always be rooks who you think have good job security, but then either get dropped or injured. That will then force you to use too many corrective trades. I think you must have 5 premo keepers in the midfield, and perhaps even 6 if your overal structures allow it. I am running 3 backline, 2 midfield and just one forward rook to start the season. The salary cap with that rookie onfield presence still enables me to have 5 premo forwards protecting my forward line.

    Good luck mate!

    Dann · 16/03/2018 at 22:39

    In theory a fine structure but the cattle just isn’t available, backline on the other maybe.

noah · 15/03/2018 at 21:20

Def: Laird, Hibberd(Mel), Lloyd, Naughton, O shea , doedee/ bench murray and murphy
MID; Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, braywshaw, rayner,t kelly/ bench finlayson, barry,holman
FRuc: Martin and gawn/ bench olango
FWD: Heeney, r gray, d smith, petracca, higgins Fritsch, Bench/ ahern and garlett

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks fellas

    dontblushbaby · 15/03/2018 at 21:29

    R.Gray suspended R1

TOPHAWK1 · 15/03/2018 at 21:47

Hi Community,

Here is one to debate!

Out of all the rookies which did NOT play in the JLT series, which one is most likely to be named in the early rounds (1-4) in 2018? I want to pick one rook which fits that criteria. Paul Ahern? David Mirra? Cam O'shea? Who?


    Post_MaSloane · 15/03/2018 at 22:51

    I hear Langdon from GWS is a good chance to play

      TOPHAWK1 · 15/03/2018 at 23:08

      Did you read my post_ MaSloane?

      Langdon (GWS) PLAYED in the JLT series……. He don't count.

      Remember to remove the carrot OK?

        Mr.Brightside · 16/03/2018 at 19:47

        Didn’t Mirra play in the first JLT ? Did Stephenson play for the Pies ?

          Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:07

          Yeah, MIrra played late in the Hawks/Doggies match in Ballarat. I have MIrra and O'Shea in my team right now, with Birch's injury mature rookie Mirra could slot right in having 6 years of familiarity with the Hawks structure, system and players could have Mirra bolting out of the gates with some good scores for an early upgrade option.

    GloryDays90 · 16/03/2018 at 13:35


      Russty_ · 16/03/2018 at 19:59

      O'Shea played a bit, one half I think.

    liamphillips35 · 16/03/2018 at 16:21

    Zac Bailey from Brisbane will most likely get a gig early on in the season.
    AFLX standout, first round pick, one of the fastest kids in the club
    Ticks a lot of boxes

    The Ranger · 16/03/2018 at 17:02

    You'd think Ahern would get plenty of games this year… hard to say when tho.

Chief · 15/03/2018 at 22:02

This is my final team so far:

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Mirra, Finlayson)

Mid: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Coniglio, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Ruc: Gawn, Jacobs (Cameron)

For: Heeney, McLean, Billings, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch (Keeffe, Ryan)

Your thoughts will be appreciated?

    Dave · 15/03/2018 at 23:00

    I’d get Garlett instead of Christensen in your forwards

      dontblushbaby · 16/03/2018 at 19:41

      Garlett no certainty for R1, Shoulder issue

Da Boysh · 16/03/2018 at 12:01

what does everyone think of this for a forward line.. or is it a bit too risky..

Heeney, Wingard, Dixon, Curnow, Stephenson, Fritsch (Keefe, Garlett)

I have a good feeling about Port…and the Chad.

    The Ranger · 16/03/2018 at 16:59

    What about the Rd9 bye?

    ZerrettForPM · 16/03/2018 at 17:34

    Stay away from port players until rd 11..

      Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 10:35

      Why no Port players until Round 11?
      I am debating between Jack Billings or The Chad to round out my forward line. I am leaning toward The Chad because all things being equal I would expect better productivity out of a player on a team that will play finals over one that wont. I expect Port to go deep and St. Kilda to fail and flounder in the bottom 6. As this is only my 2nd year at SC I'm keen to learn other's coaching philosophies.
      The rest of my FWD line is: Heeney, Petracca, C. Curnow, Fritsch, Fogarty, (L. Ryan, T. English)
      I could afford Buddy instead, but the mileage on his big frame and off season knee and ankle clean outs concern me, I suppose I could start with him and trade him out.

        Russty_ · 17/03/2018 at 11:05

        Cause in round 9 they play Gold Coast in China then have a bye the next week.

Dean · 16/03/2018 at 14:54

For all serious SC players who genrally finish in the top 3% – I have started a league so feel free to join if you are a serious SC contender.

League Code: 601986

Good luck to ALL this season.

    Lazza · 16/03/2018 at 19:35

    Hey Dean, I’ve joined if that’s ok … Raw Tigers … Top 0 -> 1%

      Julz · 16/03/2018 at 20:51

      Hope u dont mind a girl joining!! Have finished top 1% most years

    Russty_ · 16/03/2018 at 20:55

    Nah, I'm not serious enough πŸ™‚

John · 16/03/2018 at 16:56

Is Caddy worth a look? His JLT was excellent and he has been talked up a bit by Richmond during preseason.

    ZerrettForPM · 16/03/2018 at 17:35

    I still think he's a dog shit player that doesn't even have a real role. Technically he's the 2nd tall forward… Good JLT appearances but a no from me

    dontblushbaby · 16/03/2018 at 21:13

    Yes, and he was talked up last year also when he changed clubs, as Tiger supporter I believe he will only stay around his average at approx 80, no for me , prefer Petracca and D.Smith for a little bit more who look to have a higher ceiling imo, Cheers John,good luck mate

Nick · 16/03/2018 at 20:31

Jacob weitering: Yes no! D4

    Dani · 16/03/2018 at 21:08

    Angus Brayshaw cheaper and dual position. Just gota hope he doesn't crack his head.

      Nick · 16/03/2018 at 21:12

      I've already got a melbourne player in the backline (hibberd), this go brayshaw and trade him before bye?

        Russty_ · 16/03/2018 at 21:24

        Hey Nick, having lots of Melbourne players in your team really helps in the round 14 bye.

        dontblushbaby · 16/03/2018 at 21:25

        Hibbered is over priced imo with who is going to play back there this year, Lewis ect , I’m not the only one who has said this Nick

    belly button fluff · 17/03/2018 at 16:32

    I've Just put him back in my side. I chickened out last week and removed him. But he is back now. Based on gut instinct watching him play that one JLT game.

      belly button fluff · 17/03/2018 at 19:16

      Changed my mind again.. he's back out :@

        Russty_ · 17/03/2018 at 19:26

        You can't really judge by JLT games, there's extra adrenaline, the excitement of playing again after a long preseason, Not saying he will, but Weitering could easily average 60 again this year.

          belly button fluff · 18/03/2018 at 20:22

          Looking at his history; two full seasons; last four games 2017: 108,66,89,113; top draft pick; has that look about him and street smart. I think he will do much better than 60 and gives me a little tingle. But alas Russty, as you are suggesting, he could easily score 60's as well. The risk is too much and he is out of my team again.

            Sc_Wow · 18/03/2018 at 22:21

            Back yourself belly fluff. Look at the history of similar players. Rance and Hurley both had a big leap in scoring in their 3rd year of fullish seasons. Don’t get talked out of something if you have a good feeling

Dermin8r · 17/03/2018 at 09:01

Would having James Sicily AND Toby Greene in your SC team just asking for trouble? Is that too much floggery on one roster that could be the difference between winning and losing if they both act up in the same round? (or get themselves suspended across overlapping periods. )

    Nuggety · 17/03/2018 at 13:10

    Tough one mate.. im keen to give Toby one more chance but pretty sure i said that last year.
    Sicily is tempting but cant bring myself to do it. Just too weird looking and looks like hes always about to start crying..

    Russty_ · 17/03/2018 at 19:40

    Hi Derm, I saw an interview with Toby the other day and he's acknowledged his past floggery and has vowed to be more mature and approach things this year with a more calm mindset.
    Whether that pans out or not remains to be seen, but I definitely wouldn't trust Siciflog to reign in his emotions onfield, the guy just seems out of control, I mean there's passion, and then there's floggy behaviour, brought about from a lack of emotional control.
    Imagine if a Golfer spat the dummy and threw his clubs into the trees every time he hit a bad shot?…or a Cricketer had a tantrum every time he missed a good length ball? It would ruin their round, or innings.

    So, I'm not going with him, I'd give Toby a go later in the season but not to start, not until he's proved himself that he can control his baby tantrums and random violent acts.

GOODO71 · 17/03/2018 at 14:44

Not totally sold on Christensen, but does give me a bit more confidence in my F5. Appreciate any feedback on my team :

DEF : Laird, Hibberd, O'Shea, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Mirra)
MID : Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Oliver, Crouch, Cripps, Brayshaw, Banfield (Holman, Kelly, Worpel)
RUC : Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
FWD : Heeney, Walters, McLean, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch (Ahern, Ryan)


Ted · 18/03/2018 at 12:51

Option 1: Heeney & 1 fwd rook + 3 mid rooks on field.

Option 2: Titch & 2 fwd rooks + 2 mid rooks on field.

Obviously Titch outscores Heeney but the idea of starting an extra fwd rook is a concern..
Please choose an option and leave some feedback..

KSinny · 18/03/2018 at 13:19

Hey Community leave your thoughts and suggestions on my team!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, O'shea, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID: Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Bont, Jelwood, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Garlett)

RUC: Gawn, Nicnat (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Menengola, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch, Ryan (Keefe, Ahern)

3K in the bank, cheers everyone! πŸ™‚

Andrew Mcleod · 18/03/2018 at 18:06

Sort your audio out guys. One is very loud, other is quiet.

KSinny · 18/03/2018 at 19:37

Guys tough choice, Cripps or Coniglio as my M6?

    KKP · 18/03/2018 at 20:18

    Cripps in my opinion. The beast will take next step.

FearTheBeard · 19/03/2018 at 12:51

Please help me pick THREE out of McLean, Smith, Walters, Trecca

    DacZawson · 21/03/2018 at 10:39

    McLean, Walters and then probably Devon Smith

Timchief · 20/03/2018 at 07:21

League number 326845 for anyone interested

Leon Hickson · 20/03/2018 at 11:04

What happened to The Final countdown Casting of the pod?

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 01:30

    Not sure Leon, 9 hours worth of posts have disappeared.

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