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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.

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  1. Jorden says:

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

    Thoughts please Community

    • Carl says:

      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

  2. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • LUKE says:


        • Dermin8r says:

          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 says:

        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.

  3. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    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 says:

      Great team if you ditched that Jones fellow

      • BlueBaggerJosh says:

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

        • BluebaggerJosh says:

          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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Randomcliche says:

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

  4. leedy says:

    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 says:

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

      • leedy says:

        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

  5. DacZawson says:

    Ryder and Darcy Fogarty
    Nankervis and Tom Bell

  6. BluebaggerJosh says:

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

  7. Jack says:

    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 says:

      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.

  8. Northerner says:

    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.

  9. James says:

    Hi community, whays your thoughts on Marley Williams for NB

    • Dutchy says:

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

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

    • Derek says:

      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 says:

        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?

  11. Matty says:

    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)

  12. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

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

    • Ajay says:

      buddy, armitage and petracca

    • Derek says:

      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_ says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

      Heeney, Omeara and Petracca.

    • Lazza says:

      Petracca, Armitage, Buddy

  13. Post_MaSloane says:

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

    • DacZawson says:


      • Post_MaSloane says:

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

        • DacZawson says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

    • Lazza says:

      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.

  14. SW Roosters XXX says:

    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 says:

      I was thinking the same thing. They need an abacus

      • leedy says:

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

        • INPieman says:

          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 says:

            Astute analysis Pieman 😁

          • THE SALTSHAKERS says:

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

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

  15. DacZawson says:

    Sicily or Luke Ryan?

    • Post_MaSloane says:

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

    • Lazza says:

      Ryan. More likely to go bigger..

    • Dermin8r says:

      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)

  16. Dusty says:

    Any love for Michael Barlow in the forwardline?

  17. BloodyFranklin says:

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


  18. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Hanley out for 4-6 weeks.

  19. Bells says:

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

  20. Bells says:

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

    • jpkoel says:

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

      • Bells says:

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

        • Finnius says:

          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).

  21. demon_spud says:

    Libba played for Macau Lightning.

  22. Carl says:

    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 says:

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

      • Ado says:

        Get patrick mccartin as well

      • Starkingdom says:

        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 says:

      Get Brayshaw (freo) in for Dow Carl.

  23. Russell Martin says:

    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!!!

  24. tommymac19 says:

    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

  25. sc tragic says:

    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 says:

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

  26. SCdonkey says:

    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="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

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

      • Derek says:

        I was waiting for you to fill that last spot.

        • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

          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.

      • SCdonkey says:

        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.

  27. DacZawson says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      I have 4 … 1 RUC, 3 FWD.

    • Dermin8r says:

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

  28. Dovaas says:

    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 says:

      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?

  29. Griggsy says:

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

    • Bells says:

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

      • Griggsy says:

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

        • Bells says:

          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 says:

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

  30. Stirlsy says:

    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 says:

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

      • Stirlsy says:

        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.

  31. Black Mamba says:

    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!

  32. rickthegenius says:

    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.

  33. David E says:

    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 says:

      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

  34. LUKE says:

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

  35. Danielson says:

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

    • Post_MaSloane says:

      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 says:

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

  36. lock n load says:

    Billings and Ryan or Devon Smith and Savage?

  37. Gazza says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  38. John says:

    Best player for M3?

    Already got Danger Titich Fyfe and Cripps.

    Can afford anyone but Dusty

    • Finnius says:

      Clarry or Zerrett – both have good byes as well.

    • hedski says:

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

    • D_I_L_D_O_R says:

      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 says:

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

  39. Raver_dave says:

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

    • The Bandit says:

      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.

  40. lock n load says:

    Weitering or Marchbank?

    • belly button fluff says:

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

  41. Finnius says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        Similar Derek, but I've gone Gablett instead

        • Finnius says:

          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…

  42. Doc_1 says:

    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.

  43. Steeeve says:

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

  44. David E says:

    Is Luke Ryan or Shane Savage better

  45. David E says:

    Luke Ryan or Savage or Lloyd

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:


    • Finnius says:

      Savage for me

    • Russty_ says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

      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.

  46. Steve says:

    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 says:

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

  47. Steeeve says:

    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

  48. Michael says:

    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 says:

      I'd be ditching Acres

    • The Bandit says:

      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!

  49. The Bandit says:

    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.

  50. Luke says:

    Cogs or Cripps

  51. GloryDays90 says:

    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_ says:

      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 🙂

      • Defying_Madness says:

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

        • Russty_ says:

          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 says:

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

  52. David E says:

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

  53. Westy says:

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

    • INPieman says:

      Much more capable of breaking down & leaving a large problem

      • Derek says:

        I’d even go Cyril ahead of Delidio

        • INPieman says:

          So would I

        • dontblushbaby says:

          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 says:

            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.

  54. Willymack1234 says:

    Zerrett or Neale?

  55. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

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

    • GloryDays90 says:

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

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

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

      • ZerrettForPM says:

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

    • hoo ha says:

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

    • DacZawson says:

      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 says:

      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.

  56. BadgerHoney7 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  57. adp says:

    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 says:

      With any luck Cameron will play for Sydney

    • StevoRivo says:

      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.

  58. StevoRivo says:

    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 says:

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

      • StevoRivo says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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?

  59. James says:

    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?

  60. Adam says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

        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.

  61. HM8 says:

    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

  62. nankthetank says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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_ says:

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

  63. #66 2017 says:

    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

  64. James says:

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

  65. nankthetank says:

    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

  66. Darren says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

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

  67. Black Mamba says:

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

    • Starkingdom says:

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

  68. Sully321 says:

    petracca or curnow?

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Petracca for me after watching the JLT

      • Russty_ says:

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

  69. The Mongrel Punt says:

    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_ says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

    • Whitey says:

      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.

  70. The Mongrel Punt says:

    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?

  71. Adam says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

    • The Ranger says:

      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…

  72. belly button fluff says:

    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
    😀 😀 😀

  73. Sammy_14 says:

    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)

  74. Browncow says:

    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.

  75. Richard says:


  76. Paul V says:

    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.

  77. D_I_L_D_O_R says:

    Billings vs Barlow vs Walters

  78. noah says:

    thoughts on robbie gray and stefan martin

    • Ricardo says:

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

  79. Tony says:

    League 640357 if anyone interested

  80. Saundo says:

    Petracca or Smith?

  81. Clueless says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  82. noah says:

    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

  83. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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 says:

      I hear Langdon from GWS is a good chance to play

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        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 says:

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

          • Dermin8r says:

            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 says:


    • liamphillips35 says:

      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 says:

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

  84. Chief says:

    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?

  85. Da Boysh says:

    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 says:

      What about the Rd9 bye?

    • ZerrettForPM says:

      Stay away from port players until rd 11..

      • Dermin8r says:

        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_ says:

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

  86. Dean says:

    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.

  87. John says:

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

    • ZerrettForPM says:

      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 says:

      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

  88. Nick says:

    Jacob weitering: Yes no! D4

    • Dani says:

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

      • Nick says:

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

        • Russty_ says:

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

        • dontblushbaby says:

          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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Russty_ says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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

  89. Dermin8r says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

      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.

  90. GOODO71 says:

    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)


  91. Ted says:

    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..

  92. KSinny says:

    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! 🙂

  93. Andrew Mcleod says:

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

  94. KSinny says:

    Guys tough choice, Cripps or Coniglio as my M6?

  95. FearTheBeard says:

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

  96. Timchief says:

    League number 326845 for anyone interested

  97. Leon Hickson says:

    What happened to The Final countdown Casting of the pod?