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The JLT series is done and dusted and now we have to get stuck into sorting the wheat from the chaff, the good from the bad and the locks from the TRAPS!

Jump into the trenches and post your team as it stands post-JLT below! If you’ve got any questions for the podcast feel free to throw them in there as well.

Keep in mind we’ve made a few changes to the site to make it easier to search for everything we’ve done in the preseason. The PLAYERS 2018 tab drops down to allow you to search for all the defenders, midfielders, rucks and forwards by their price bracket, remembering a premium is $500,000 and above and a rookie is below $200,000.

We also covered every. single. bloody JLT game this preseason – huge shoutout to everyone who put pen to paper to cover one. Links to all of them are as follow:

WEST COAST v FREMANTLE

GOLD COAST v BRISBANE

ESSENDON v GEELONG

CARLTON v HAWTHORN

ADELAIDE v PORT ADELAIDE

COLLINGWOOD v BULLDOGS

SYDNEY v GWS

MELBOURNE v ST KILDA

RICHMOND v NORTH MELBOURNE

GOLD COAST v GEELONG

BRISBANE v SYDNEY

BULLDOGS v HAWTHORN

GWS v COLLINGWOOD

CARLTON v ST KILDA

WEST COAST v PORT ADELAIDE

ADELAIDE v FREMANTLE

ESSENDON v RICHMOND

MELBOURNE v NORTH MELBOURNE

NOW LET’S GET STUCK IN – HOW’S YOUR TEAM LOOKING?


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Carleton

Laird Hibberd Tuohy Mirra(E.)
Doedee Murray Finyalson Murphy

Mitchell(C.) Kelly Kelly(E.)
Sloane Merrett(V.C.) Fyfe Barry
Bontempelli O'Meara Banfield Holman

Kreuzer Gawn Olango(E.)

Heeney Greene Billings Garlett(E.)
Fogarty Fritsch Ryan McCartin

Patch

ZERRETT! Yes Carleton.

Question with not starting Danger – what's your plan to get him in? You'll need him ASAP and while he'll lose cash upgrading to a 650k mid in round five is going to be nearly impossible.

Carleton

Well, he's barring that injury now, so there's that. I think with Dangerfield being pushed forward, his price will fluctuate a lot. Heck, even last year he dropped to $560,000 — and he was unstoppable that year. I'll grab him near round 7 when his price is down to $525,000.

Willo

LOL I dont see his price getting down to $525k.

Carleton

Like I said, last year, his price got down to $560,000, and this was when the best player ever was playing in the midfield. Now, Ablett will push him forward and he's barring an injury. Have you ever seen a forward never dip to $525,000? Do your research.

Stirlsy

Dreaming

TommyC99

Only reason his price dropped so much is because he got injured

Walter

There is the God factor. Cats are mid heavy which will effect sc scores

Brent

Would love some criticism… please please please!

Backs: Laird Hibberd Sicily Naughton Coffield Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
Mids: Mitchell, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, LDU (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
Rucks: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
Forwards: Heeney, Walters, McLean, Petracca, Keeffe, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

Have 4 starting Melbourne players, and intend to keep 3. Too many?
Not sure about my structure. Plus no elite forward rookies. Thinking of stacking the forward line with 5 premos and cutting out Coniglio for Brodie!

Brent

Missed Coniglio from my mids. Sorry

Westy

Hey Brent,
Have LDU, Keeffe and Garlett done enough in JLT to warrant inclusion?
Apart from that, a seriously interesting team.
How much cash left over?

Brent

I like LDU’s job security.
Not sure which other rookies replace Keeffe and Garlett?
Only have 60k left over

StevoRivo

Solid team. I gather you plan to use Cogs and a rook plan to upgrade to Danger?
Also think you need to consider starting with some DPP swings for mids (Fogarty) and maybe Keefe with Sicily? Do you have cash for that?

StevoRivo

Oops,
I see Keefe is there. Consider Fogarty or Stephenson over LDU at M7?

DunNuthin

Small concern that Jed Lamb could shut down your D3 so easily becomes a bigger concern when 5 of your 8 defenders are rookies.
LDU is a slowburn and Barry unlikely to play, Coniglio is a waste of $ get a real UPrem like Neil, Kelly, Oliver.
Turn walters into Hogan and Garlett into Bell plus Brayshaw into Banfield and Coffield into brayshaw.
If that doesn't get you round 1 top score you can have your $0 back.

JohnDJ59

I have four Dees players as well,Hibberd, Oliver, Gawn, Petracca. My main worry with your side is Sicily, Brayshaw if it the Melbourne one and LDU. Your structure seems fine,although I think we can get away with 5 premos and 3 rookies on field in the mids this year.

Matt

Laird Hibberd JJ
Bonner O’sgea Murray B: finlayson / Doedee

Martin, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe,
O’meara, Armitage, Brayshaw, Brodie
B: Banefield, Barry, Holman

Sandilands, Gawn

Franklin, Greene, Billings, Smith, Bell, Fritsch
B: Keefe, Garlett

Feedback would be good

Starkingdom

Not bad Matt. I don't like JJ personally as he is a marked man and will be tagged out of most games. Not starting Danger is madness if you're chasing overall rank. I do like the inclusion of Bell instead of Christensen, and having O'meara and Armitage could be a master move providing points and cash for upgrades later. Good luck.

Westy

Hey Matt,
JJ and Bonner are a POD. Not familiar with Bell.
Who is your bench ruck?

Matt

Olango (WC) using loophole

David E

I have been bagged out so much for have Sandilands from the start i think he could be a POD or a one game player then injured

Matt

We had pkays he scores really well, u know at some stage I’ll need to burn a trade but at $480k I’ll give him a go

Patch

If we could lock in 20 games from the big man I'd have no hesitation in picking him. Could do far worse.

I don't like Greene but it's a personal grudge more than anything – like the team!

TommyC99

Thoughts on my team guys? Got 107k left over. Danger hasn't been officially ruled out yet, so staying in my team for the time being.

Def: Hibberd, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Doedee, Findlayson (Murray, Mirra)
Mid: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Pendles, Armo, Brayshaw, Barry, (Holman, Ahern, Kelly)
Ruc: Martin, Gawn (Olango)
Fwd: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Dawson, Ryan (Fritch, W Rioli )

Starkingdom

Solid team Tommy. I like the rookies down back, all of them will probably play early rounds and provide cash for upgrades. Ahern in the mids is a concern but can be used as a DPP if not selected in early rounds, he'll get game time eventually. Pendles a good POD.

TommyC99

Yeah ahern won’t play, chucked banfield in there

INPieman

Who's this Dawson bloke you've got at F5? Have I missed something

gator59

Dawson from Bris .. Has Dpp fwd/def

TommyC99

Yeah mainly just a placeholder atm

David E

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

David E

73K BANK

Westy

To get Neale (and he's a ripper – I've got the same conundrum), have you contemplated downgrading 2 of Barlow, Christensen or Smith to rooks and ditching Ahern?

Shake_n_Bake_

J Kennedy??

musicissport

DEF: Hurley, Hibberd, Sicily, Bonner, Doedee, Murray, Coffield, Naughton
MID: Danger, Titch, Neale, JPK, Cripps, LDU, Powell, Barry, Finlayson, Garlett, Kelly
RUC: Goldy, Gawn, Cameron
FWD: Heens, Dahl, Barlow, Curnow, Stephenson, Ahern, Ballenden, Fritsch.

Scoops McYoung

OK.. few risks, but that's what I love!

Def – Laird, Hibbered, Siciliy, Naughton, O'shea, Murray (Finlayson, Doedee)

Mid – Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Barry)

Ruck – Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

Fwd – Heeney, Walters, Mclean, D. Smith, Christensen, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

Danger out gives me a nice spread across all lines with the extra 100k, goal is for Coniglio to increase enough to make the jump to danger eventually. I think my spread of players will make up for the points in the mean time. This is if he does miss….

Derek

Parker is a really good selection. He was the one who stood out for me this weekend.

Steeeve

I'd love to fit him in but I still prefer Cripps, just.

Derek

i'd have Parker ahead on Coniglio. Can you find $100k?

NoLanguage

Love the forward line and the Parker pick up. Risk it for the biscuit!

Derek

not a big fan of mcLean. will be ok, but can't see him getting enough midfield time to be a top 6 forward. $470k is a lot

Dylan

Laird, Hibberd, Howe
Coffield, O’shea, Doedee
(Murray, Finlayson)

Martin, Mitchel, Fyfe, Pendles,
Cripps, Brayshaw, H.Clark, T.Kelly
(Barry, Holeman, Garlett)

Gawn, Lycett
(Cameron)

Heeney, Greene, Billings,
Walters, D.Smith, J.Stephenson
(Fritsch, Ryan)

Sauce

unsure of howe and clark but its a nice team but consider lycett as nic nat will be back soon and will only produce 50-65

Pecks1970

Howe’s a solid pick. Had him last year and no complaints

Pecks1970

Everyone seemed to jump the Lycett ship after watching him get towelled up

StevoRivo

So tough to land the right mix. This starting team leaves no cash and a few risks, please comment, feedback….

D: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mihocek);
M: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Garlett);
R: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron):
F: Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Christensen, Fogarty, Ryan (Fritsh, Rioli).

INPieman

The only thing worse than the forward rookies scoring potential is their job security. I think Christensen at F5 minimum. Possibly F6. Fogarty is a fine talent but he's hot & cold. Soon as he's cold he's off to the SANFL. A poor showing from any of Ryan Rioli or Fritsch could see them booted. Think Eddy & Pickett last year. I'd consider Finlayson down back. Other than that solid team Stevo

StevoRivo

Thanks INP. To get Christensen down to F5 or 6 means someone like Cogs goes to find cash. Can’t bring myself to dropping Danger, even if he misses Round 1. I like Finlayson too, but to get him means Brayshaw makes way for Coffield or Hunter at M7. Other forward rook options?

Derek

i would prefer to start without Yeo and have an extra rookie in defense and go an extra keeper in the forward line.

StevoRivo

Hi Derek.
Interesting option. Will have a look. Thanks.

StevoRivo

Hi Derek. After a bit of juggling, extra rookie in defence and larger spread of fwds. Rather than Billings or Greene and a mid price, I’m thinking Petraca and Sicily. How does this shape up?

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

Rookie picks all selection dependant of course

Derek

i don't mind that set up. something i've been tinkering with ever since Shaw got booted, just go with 2 defenders. dropping Yeo & Christensen gives you petracca and Sicily

you have keeffe to swing Sicily back if needed so it could be Sicily at D3

have a look at Bell and McCartin instead of having Sicily and Ahern

StevoRivo

Interesting option de McCartin & Bell though Sicily provides an X factor and dpp swing. Ahern may not play so might look to other options around his price.

Russty_

Hi Steve, I'd also punt Yeo for now for maybe someone like Shaw, Ryan or Siciflog..and get Finlayson in for Mihocek.
Also you could consider punting ryder for say Nank, both options will save you biccies for better forwards.
You could add Petracca, Hogan, Robinson or cheaper options such as McCartin, as the other blokes said.
Good luck…solid side though 🙂 You'll do well.

StevoRivo

Cheers Rusty. Updated team above. Have taken the path suggested by Derek and it lines up with your suggestions. Thanks and good luck too!

Michael

Laird, Lloyd, Coffield, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keeffe, Mihocek)
Martin, J. Kelly, M. Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Brayshaw (Freo), Dow (T. Kelly, Holman, Barry)
Gawn, Grundy (Cameron)
Heeney, Greene, Billings, Dalhaus, Rayner, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

If Dangerfield is available, Dow would go to a rookie, Dalhaus to Petracca and Merrett to Dangerfield.

Steeeve

Dow not looking like a great selection. Try a cheaper rookie or straight swap to Will Brodie perhaps.

Louf

DEF – Laird, Lloyd, Rampe, O'Shea, Doedee, Mirra (Gardner, Cumming)

MID – Ablett, Neale, Fyfe, JPK, Cripps, D Swallow, Brayshaw (FREO), Fogarty (Banfield, Spargo, Holman)

RUC – Kreuz, Gawn (Strnadica)

FWD – Menegola, Greene, Wallis, Walters, Fritsch, L Ryan (Garlett, Switkowski)

Sauce

geelong fan?

LIAM

Laird Hibberd touhy
Mills doedee murray (finlayson mirra)

Dangerfield martin mitchell fyfe
Cripps brayshaw Dow LDU ( kelly barry Holman)

Gawn lycett (Cameron)

Heeney greene d smith Petracca
Raynor rioli ( ahern fritsch)
Thoughts?

Steveanator

Def-Yeo .laird . Hibberd . Naughton. Doedee. Murray—finlayson. Murphy

Mid- dusty. Mitchell . Kelly. Crouch. Fyfe. Cripps. Omeara. Holman— kelly. Banfield . Garlett

Ruc -Gawn , Nic nat— Cameron

Fwd – heeney. Billing’s. Patracca. Fogarty. ahern fritsch— Ryan. Rioli

Steeeve

Will Nic Nat be reafy? Will he share the ruck? Does he have a knee at all?

Corey

14 touches and 33 hitouts yesterday in WAFL practice match

Derek

if nicnat was $308k like sandi was last year, i would get him. But $460k is too much

Harrison

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Hanley, Finlayson, Naughton (Doedee, Mihocek)

MID: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Dow (/Brayshaw) Brodie (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Ahern, Fritsch, Ryan (Brander, Garlett)

David E

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
75K BANK

#I WANT NEALE

The_Blacksheep

I have worked out how you could do it but some sacrifices needed to be made…… (obviously)
Hibberd down to L. Ryan
Sandilands down to Lycett
Dow up to Neale.
Should leave you $300 left….. Haha cant stretch ya dollar anymore than that.

Ted

Hanley down to Finlayson (GWS 123k)
Cumming down to Mihocek (Coll 102k)
Cameron down to 102k ruck OR J.Kennedy down to Billings
Then Dow up to Neale…

Also would consider Bailey Fritsch and Zac Giles-Langdon on your forward bench.

Ian

Defenders: M Hibberd , D Rampe, L Ryan, D Howard, S Murray, J Finlayson. Em: A Naughton, I Cumming.

Mid: T Mitchell, J Kelly, M Crouch, L Neale, N Fyfe, P Cripps, D Fogarty, N Holman. Em: A Brayshaw, J Petruccelle, J Brown

Ruck: M Kreuzer, M Gawn. Em: S Hayes

Forwards: S Menegola, T McLean, D Parish, D Tucker, A Bonar, B Fritsch. Em: D Venables, L Ryan

Troy

I like your pick of big Doogie Howard. going to have a big year for Port I think

Scott

A Bonar hahahaha

daveknispel

what you think guys
b: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
m: Danger, Titch, Z.Merrett, Lyfe, Cripps, Armitage, Brayshaw, T.Kelly (Banfield, D.Barry, Holman)
r: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
f: Heeney, Walters, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rose, Galett)

Thamer

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Keeffe)

Mid: Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow, T. Kelly (Worpel, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

Forward: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

$120,200 in kitty

*concern 1: think my midfield doesn’t have enough pods
*concern 2: am I spending too much on kreuzer for a player with injury concerns after jlt2

Appreciate feedback community

ZerrettForPM

Upgrade Cog to Titch

Zazza

Concern 1 your team has no pods
Concern 2 Rd 14 bye

Troy

Concern 2 – freak injury that happened when treading on opponents foot. He'll be fine come the season proper.

Concern 3 should be one J. Sicily = flog

Dutchy

Anyone watched Tom Langdon Collingwood? POD defender, takes intercepts.. I reckon 90 ave.. whether that’s enough though. Liking Mundy for consistency up fed too.

Jacob

Would love some feedback!

B:Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Murray, Finlayson
(Doedee, L.Murphy)
M:Dangerfield, Mitchell, Sloane, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly. (Barry, Banfield, Holman)
R: Martin, Gawn. (Cameron)
F: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Bell, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch. (Rioli, Ryan)

Jsc

Round 14 might be a bit tricky for this team
Geelong, Sydney, Adelaide, St Kilda, Fremantle all not playing

ado

Laird, Hibberd, Luke Ryan, Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee & Finlayson)
Dangerfield, Zerret, Fyfe, Bontempelli, coniglio, Liberatore, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, barry, holman)
Gawn, Sandilands (Cameron)
Mundy, McLean, Petracca, Sicily, Bell, Fogarty (Kirby & Fritsch)

thoughts please x

Steeeve

No way I'd touch Sandi.

ado

how come

Carl

His legs don’t work anymore. Will play 10 games max

SCdonkey

Did some changes lat night, still $455,200 to play around. Trying to minimise on having inflated priced rookies.

Back: Gone with 2-1-3
I bellieve Laird and Hibbo will be Top 6 defenders by end of season. Touhy will be a keeper he'll score around the same last year he loves to run up ground and kick a goal now and then CD loves that.
Rookies will depend on who gets named, surely Naughton is a certain starter.

Laird, Hibbo, Touhy
Naughton, Murray, O'connor
E: Keeffe, Murphy
Possible: Coffield, Doedee

Mids: Gone with 5-0-3
Not gonna take any chances with any mid price players in this position. Sticking with Uber premos and Rookies, we have fair bit of rookies to choose from here and backline.
***Danger may still come in the side over Zerrett***

Titch, Oliver, Kelly, Zerrett
Fyfe, Brayshaw, Finlayson, Banfield
E: Barry, Kelly, Holman
Possible: Stephenson, Brayshaw

Ruck: Love to get Martin in here if Kreuzer is not fit to play, but i don't like the idea of Gawn/Martin having the same bye = 0 in Round 13 as we don't have the luxury of Ruck/Fwd as last year.
***Kreuzer may still come in the side over Nank***

Gawn, Nank
E: Cameron

Fwd: Gone with 0-4-2
Fwd is a mid price feast this season for me, i don't see any of the fwd premos that's worth starting early. We have so many mid price players that will score around the same.
We are very limited with Rookies in this line, I'll probably end up just one rookie on ground.

Walters, McLean, Taylor
Petracca, Fogerty, Ryan
E: Waterman, Fritsch

Still have $455,200 to spend just before season starts.
Good luck to all can't wait for the season to begin.

Shout out to Lekdog, Patch and Kev for doing a great job during the JLT and keep the podcast going boys you're doing a fantastic job. I'm sure you lads will get heaps better in time, most us in here just got too use of hearing Jock, Higgo and Crouching. Sometimes NEW can be overwhelming and takes time to take in.

Steeeve

Looks good, which Brayshaw is in your mids on field? And which is a possible addition?
Also I'm doubtful Darcy Fogarty will play enough to make us money. Look at the guys the Crows buried in the SANFL lately – Greenwood, Ellis-Yolmen, Doedee, Wigg (now at GCS) all deserved a debut way earlier than they received one.

SCdonkey

Andrew Brayshaw(Freo), yeah we are very thin with rookies up fwd. Christensen may still slide at F5 and have 1 Rookie on field. We'll see who gets a run or not.

Oh i see i doubled Brayshaw. For Possible could be Brodie

TOPHAWK1

Not a bad side at all Doncs! I have the same blokes at D1 AND D2. They are must haves IMO. Tuohy is a nice POD. Should serve you well. The rookies look good, but I prefer Doedee over O'Connor though. Your midfield right on the money. Love the Zerrett pick. The rooks are the same as mine. I am running with NankerGawn as well. Kruezer is an upgrade target later. Your forward line is potentially your achilles heel and perhaps needs another look. I reckon you need to find room for one premo such as Heeney, Billings or Devon Smith. Lewis Taylor, is an interesting one. Hope that pick comes off for you. I have decided to pick Cameron Rayner as a young rook up there. I reckon his selection will be a huge POD. His job security should be great, he is the number one draft pick, and he improved dramatically in yesterday's JLT game. The kid is finding his feet and is only going to get better IMO. Good luck to a big season mate!

SCdonkey

Thanks TH

At the moment the rookies i have listed will depend on who gets a run in round 1 will change later on.

I like how Taylor played last year(my Crouch of 2017), and he's shown me enough both JLT games to slot him in my team.

Rayner is certainly another rook to consider up fwd, can't wait for the team line up in two weeks.

Good to ya too mate<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt; and thanks

BrownlowBoy

Who is Taylor? Harry Taylor?

Jack

Lewis Taylor from Brissy

Derek

i want to pick Taylor, every time a watch him i think that he is a must have. but then i don't see him for a quarter.

Knight

Laird-hibberd-loyd-savage-doedee-finlyson
Bench Murray-coffeild

Mitchel-j.kelly-merret-Fyfe-Cripps-Bradshaw-w.brodie-
Kelly
Bench Barry-banfeild-Holman

Gawn-nakervis bench Cameron

heeney-McLean-d.smith-petracca-stephenson-fritsch
Bench vennables-l.ryan

Steeeve

Def:
Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Brayshaw, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)
Mids:
Danger, T Mitch, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Rucks:
Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
Forwards:
Heeney, Billings, McLean, D Smith, Dawson, Ryan (Rioli, Garlett)

Jfry

am I mad for considering 7 rookies in the backline?

BrownlowBoy

YES

Starkingdom

I don't have my crystal ball with me but I'm confident 7 rookies in one position might be a tad risky.

Mick

No because theirs none up forward and it matters not a tot where they are !!

pod

There are Fwd rookies just not as many.

Pecks1970

That’s what I am doing and shoring up my fwd line with Christensen solid at f6

nickgonzalez771

Laird Howe Simpson
Lloyd Doedee
Murray Finlayson Mirra

Danger Zorko
Crouch (M) Whitfield Fyfe
Brayshaw T Kelly
Banfield Barry Holman Fogarty

Kruezer Gawn Lavender

Heeney Walters Petracca
Sicily Fogarty Fritsch
English Ryan

With the news of Danger and Kreuzer having a couple of scares I came up with a Dangerless squad as well adding in Zerrett and Ryder.

Laird Howe Simpson
Doedee Murray Finlayson
Keefe Mirra

Mitchell Zorko
Crouch (M) Zerrett Fyfe
Whitfield Brayshaw T Kelly
Banfield Barry Holman

Ryder Gawn Lavender

Heeney Walters Petracca
Sicily Fogarty Fritsch
English Ryan

Carl

Howe and Whitfield nice pods 👌🏼

Dan

Def- Laird Hibberd Sicily Brayshaw Doedee Murray (Finlayson Mirra)
Mid- Dusty (can be Danger if fit) Tmitch Fyfe Pendles Cripps Rocky Omeara (griffin if need Danger back in) Kelly (Worpel Barry Holman)
Ruck- Martin Gawn (cheap prick)
Fwd- Heeney Devon Smith Petracca Rioli Higgins Ryan (Ahern Garlett)
Thoughts?

Carl

Might want to check some of the JLT articles posted above Dan. Few of your players didn’t play and unlikemy to soon

Westy

Current arrangement
DEF Laird, Hibberd, Savage, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray – Finlayson, Watson
MID Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Kelly – Banfield, Barry, Holman
RUC Gawn, Smith – Cameron
FWD Mundy, Barlow, Smith, Sicily, Fogarty, Ryan – Fritsch, Ahern

Thought/comments welcomed

TheBenchmark25

597593 league code
Top 7000 please to be competitive

Finnius

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, O'Connor)

Mid: Mitchell, Kelly, Clarry, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Barry, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Sicily, Stephenson, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

160k in the bank – so when Danger is back I will upgrade worst performing fwd to him.

BrownlowBoy

How do you plan on trading a forward to Danger with no mid/fwd swing?

Derek

that will be Sicily.

Finnius

Cull a forward to a non-playing rookie for the loophole and then upgrade a mid rookie to Danger

Lazza

If you are planning to trade under performing fwds then naturally their price will have dropped. Using your $160k bank and a fallen fwd doesn’t add up to the price of Danger. Will take multiple trades … unless you wait for 7or 8 weeks… and will still need minimum of 2 trades.

INPieman

Agree with Brownlow Boy. I'm not sure how you can pull that move off with no Mid DPP's

Tyruddanaut

Alright, I have spent every moment on my team, quit my job and moved to an isolated place near 100km from Wagga Wagga to focus on my supercoach team. It is finally fini……almost finish…….not really fi………incomplete and I am still changing players around daily. So, community, what do you think of this.

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, (Murphy, Mihocek)

Mid: Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Brayshaw (Freo), Banfield, (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Gawn, Nank, (Cameron)

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, D. Smith, Sicily, Fogarty, Waterman, (Giles-Langdon, Fritsch)

Thank you community for your bountiful insights

BrownlowBoy

Like the Parker pick, very nice looking team!

Sam_01

Why the nank selection? Also a big fan of the Parker pick. Solid team! Not sold on Fogarty and waterman with tex and jjk to come back in even if they get named round one it would suck to have them play two games then the big boys come back in and you got two stanky rookies doing 0 for you

Tyruddanaut

Nank was the only other well performing Ruck in the JLT

Derek

having kelly and Coniglio seems too much GWS midfield to me. There are so many of them i just worry they will be taking points away from each other. Hooper and Griffin still to come in.

i think Kelly will do similar to last year, but that is what you are paying for, can't see much upside for him with so much competition. Same with Coniglio, will average 100, so a bit of cash to be made, but not a long term option

Tyruddanaut

Coniglio averaged 112.5 over JLT with a high of 130 and a low of 95. If he keeps that up, or even takes 5 average off, he's a keeper. Josh Kelly averaged 122 with consistent scoring, 127 and 117.Look at the Sydney midfield of 2016. All averaged 110+

Gord29

Very good thinking

Multi_

Also like the Parker pick i actually put a few bucks on him for the brownlow this year, although i do not have him as yet stupidity at its highest.

LUKE

I'd Trade out Danger for another mid rook (Constable). T Kelly to M7. Then you can upgrade all your middling players to Ubers

Tyruddanaut

I'm holding Danger and hoping he becomes a POD. He's too valuable and expensive to bring in later in the season and I see too much value in the midpricers I have. Coniglio averaged highly 2 years ago and only dropped due to injury and the same with Parker who had a very successful JLT series, averaging 113 points.

Carl

You think Coniglio will ave 110? Otherwise you’ll most likely have to trade him out. He’d probably need 105 minimum to keep

Pat

Would some thoughts on my team, especially some of the POD's (I'll list them at the bottom).

B: Laird, McGovern, Savage, Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

M: Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Beams, Cripps, Armo, Brayshaw (Fre), Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

R: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

F: Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Tom Bell?, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

103K in the bank.

I originally had Christensen in at F5, but Bell looking to be the better player at the same price tag, and a major POD!

If Danger doesn't play, I will mostly likely put Zerret or the likes in and upgrade O'Shea or Naughton to a better defender.

Thoughts on the forward line? Especially someone like Sicily, is there any good alternatives as I have a bit of cash to spend!

Cheers.

Sam_01

Sicily is a lock, like the look of bell as opposed to Christensen, I’m going in with him because fwd rookies are terrible. Beams will most likely worsen his scoring though

Tyruddanaut

I don't think Bell will go that well (Haha it rhymes) if you're looking at him for a keeper…… stop. If you're looking at him for cash gen….. maybe? Before their bye, they play Essendon, Sydney, Giants, Richmond, Adelaide, Port, Melbourne and St.Kilda and they only have the teams of Collingwood, Hawthorn, Bulldogs and North for compensation. it's why I'm looking at Zorko, and potentially Beams, as an upgrade target.

Other cash Cows at that range include Josh Dunkley (94 JLT avg.), Mason Cox (104), Darcy MacPherson (90.5 avg. and my favourite because of their easy line-up and early bye), and Matt Tabener (122.5, 325k). Tom Bell got 94 avg. and fairly consistent scoring 80 and 108, but it's all your choice in the end isn't it

Carl

Think we’re in trouble if we’re considering any of those players for our team. Which we are 🤦🏼‍♂️ McPherson for example ave mid 40’s last year over 8 games

HallyMate

Def – Hurley, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, O’Connor)
Mid – Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Banfield)
Ruck – Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
Fwd – Boak, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Ryan, Fritsch (Garlett, Rioli)
Mid priced madness in the forward line I know but I can’t see any real standouts in the premiums this year, send some thoughts my way guys cheers

Sam_01

Probably to many mid price in the forward, bit to much risk in there. No guarantee any of them will be in the top 6 so if your going for the best squad it’s a lot of trade burn waiting to happen.

Tyruddanaut

Make sure you have the player you think will score the highest, and two in the top 10 for each line-up. I'm talking about the forward line of course where personally I only think 2 will make top 10 and the rest top 15.
Hurley didn't have a great off-season and that was reflected in the JLTby scoring 72 points, he is a key defender also which is pseudonymous with unpredictability

liam__

tom langdon or devon smith?

Tyruddanaut

Devon!!!!!!

Cez

Early days…rookies still TBC come round 1…Decided to go with No Danger, I repeat No Danger…will look to upgrade come round 5-6…

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Watson)

Midfield: Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Beams, Armitage, A Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

Ruck: Gawn, Sandilands (Cameron)

Forwards: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Cameron, D Smith, Bell, Ryan (Fritsch, Rioli)

Cheers guys!

Sam_01

How much money you got in the bank? Gonna be very hard to get him in round 5-6. Dunno about the sandy pick will breakdown at some point just a trade burn waiting to happen!

Cez

got around 50k…Hoping Danger will come down in price, and hoping Armitage starts the season of with a bang! Sandy pick is out there, but as a POD selection…not sure, my team will change so much before round 1 haha!

Cheers for the advice! 🙂

Tyruddanaut

Cameron is a risk, he is absolutely unpredictable and likely will average similar

Sam

Backs:
Laird, hibberd, Sicily, Murray, doedee, Naughton (keefe, finnlayson)
Mids:
Danger, Martin, jkelly, Fyfe, treloar, Cripps, Brayshaw(freo), Kelly (Barry, Holman, Banfield)
Ruck:
Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
Forwards:
Heeny, McLean, Smith, bell, fristch, miers (Ryan, English
Any good forward rookies I can play on field have 50k in the bank

Sam_01

Sorry that’s my team above dunno why I wasn’t logged in. Considering going heeny down to Walters and putting Kruzer in. Have enough to straight put him in but don’t want to go in with only 2k in the bank

Baysar

DEF: HURLEY, LAIRD, HIBBERD, O'SHEA, DOEDEE, MURRAY (KEEFFE, FINLAYSON)
MID: DANGER, DUSTY, MITCHELL, KELLY, FYFE, CRIPPS, TKELLY, BARRY (WIGG, BANFIELD, HOLMAN)
RUCK: GAWN, LYCETT (OLANGO)
FWD: HEENEY, BILLINGS, DSMITH, FOGARTY, WRIOLI, FRITSCH (AHERN,RYAN)

Rookies of course subject to change, but would appreciate to know if I'm missing any important ones
267k in bank

BE AS CRITICAL AS POSSIBLE

Sam_01

If you want to spend the money Brayshaw from freo looks very solid. Also definitely not sold on Lycett he got destroyed by Sandi and I can picture him getting smashed around by other rucks. That being said he does have a good run ruckman wise to start the season. But he plays witts, kruze, sandy, Ryder in a row from round 4 could be 4 rounds of sub 70s waiting to happen haha

Ben

Looking like a solid team, just a few points of concern:

– Not sure is O'Shea is best 22 at Carlton as of yet, we are stacked for talent in the backline and there are about 3 or 4 players vying for that last starting spot in our DEF. I'd swap him for Naughton who is a similar price.

– Harrison Wigg is out injured, so he will definitely not be named round 1. A good downgrade target later into the season though once he's on the bubble!

– I would be wary of Lycett, as he got absolutely destroyed solo rucking against Sandi, finishing the first quarter on -3! So he might still be a good pick, just not as enticing as before.

Doughboy

I'm off Lycett…..Sandi smashed the bejesus out of him……..I'm on Sandilands to rekindle that old form

Samyak

DEF: LAIRD, HIBBERD, HOWE, BONNER, NAUGHTON, MURRAY (DOEDEE FINLAYSON)
MID: MARTIN MITCHELL DUNCAN FYFE CRIPPS BRAYSHAW BRODIE KELLY (BANFIELD CONSTABLE HOLMAN)
RUC: RYDER GAWN (CAMERON)
FWD: HEENEY BILLINGS SICILY CHRISTENSEN RAYNER FRITSCH (RYAN GILES-LANGDON)
320K IN BANK, GOING TO STRENGTHEN A FEW LINES OFC

Ben O

An unbelievable amount of changes with no new team as set as the last. Its absolute carnage. Send help.

Anyway here's my LOCKED (lmao) team

DEF; Laird Hibberd Shaw (Murray)
Naughton Doedee Finlayson (Murphy)

MID; Titch Kelly Zerrett Neale Fyfe
Brayshaw (freo) Brodie Barry
(Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

RUCK; Martin Gawn (Cameron)

FWD; Billings, McLean, Walters, (Waterman)
Smith, Giles-Langdon, Fritschshch (Ryan)

338k in the bank. Not sure if i should leave money for danger, start danger, or be danger less.

Blaknight

My current version.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Shaw, Murray, Doedee (Keeffe, Mirra)
MID: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Barry (Ahern, Banfield, Holman)
RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Greene, Walters, Mclean, Christensen, Ryan, Fritsch (Venables, Dear)

Possible Changes

DEF: Shaw out Witherden\Sicili, Bench rookies to change. Just place holders atm however if I dont go Sicily,Keeffe will stay for DPP
MID: Danger locked. Even if he is out for 2 he's still a lock. Ahern will change to another DPP rookie if there is a viable option. Not sold on Barry jut yet.
RUCK: LOCK!!!! Cameron most likely to become Olango for loophole.
FWD: Christensen will possibly become Bell. Bench rookies are placeholders however Dear may say due to DEF DPP unless a better option comes up.

Bye structure is pretty sold for Round 12 and 13. 14 like everyone else, will be a struggle but im hoping to fix that by then with upgrades.

$93.3k remaining.

Pretty happy at this stage.

Thoughts / Comments.

Keenbutclueless

I think you can play one more rookie in defence and one less rookie up forward. Shaw out for a rookie – Finlayson , Naughton or O’Shea. One more forward. If you play Finlayson you could have your choice of premium forwards. If you remain a little concerned about rookies down back, then play Sicily or TMac in the forwards so you can switch them back as a corrective

Blaknight

Thanks for the advice on dropping fallen premo (Shaw) for a rookie and putting one more forward in. Wise choice with the lack of FWD rookies out there.

Ive made some adjustments.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Keeffe, Finlayson)
MID: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Banfield, Kelly (Barry, Ahern, Holman)
RUCK: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Greene, Walters, Mclean, Sicily, Bell, Ryan (Venables, Fritsch)

So now i'm thinking the following

DEF: Savage into Shaw or Witherden (Happy with Rookie selection)
MID: Oliver into Zorko (Ahern for another FWD DPP Rookie)
RUCK: Still no change (Cameron to Olango for Loophole)
FWD:Bell back to Christensen (Venables will change to another rookie)

Thoughts / opinions?

Keenbutclueless

Really like it. Structure looks good. Can tinker with a few of the personnel, but looking good

Ben

Love some feedback on my team:

DEF: M. Hurley, R. Laird, P. Hanley, J. Sicily, T. Doedee, S. Murray (J. Finlayson, C. Ballenden)

MID: P. Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, D. Zorko, N. Fyfe, A. Brayshaw, P. Dow, W. Brodie (T. Kelly, D. Barry, N. Holman)

RUCK: M. Gawn, A. Sandilands (D. Cameron)

FWD: M. Walters, T. McLean, D. Smith, C. Petracca, B. Fritsch, L. Ryan (L. Keeffe, J. Garlett)

All rookies obviously subject to change based on who is named round one.

GloryDays90

Don't pick Hanley, did his shoulder yesterday so will be off most peoples lists now.
Banfield would be a better option over Dow
Sandilands is a huge risk but could pay off if he stays on the park because no one can beat him still

Ben

I agree with removing Dow, so I have done just that.

Sandi is a big risk every year, but I'm praying he lasts until round 11 so I can upgrade him to Ryder.

And I'm not overly concerned with Hanley's injury, as he wasn't too fussed when it popped out, and they managed to poop it back in relatively quickly, so I reckon he'll still line up round one. Of course if he isn't lining up round one I'll explore other options.

Ben

I meant pop, I swear I meant pop it back in

Danners

After the JLT team has had a lot of changes with structure and premos, but other than rookies, I reckon I'm pretty set for Round 1.
My team is
DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Watson)
MID: Titch, Kelly, Zerrett, Neale, Cripps, Coniglio, Barry, T.Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Holman)
RUCK: Gawn, Cameron (Balta)
FWD: Heeney, Greene, Dahlhaus, D.Smith, Fritsch, Ryan (Kirby, Venables)
$85k in the bank

Thoughts are welcome

Connor

Think you have to find another $100k at lest somewhere to get Balta > Lycett and start Cameron at R3. Just can't fathom having so few point/possible 0 on field…

Derek

pretty gutsy with Cameron at R2.

have a think about Cox at F5

Danners

I know it is risky with Cameron at R2, could become Goldstein if he doesn't play. Did have Lycett, but unsure of whether he can get the job done now. Cox just seems to risky, trying to avoid midpricers where possible

Sellars12200

DEF: Hurley, Rampe, L Ryan, Sicily, Guthrie, Coffield ( Doedee, Murray )
MID: Danger, Fyfe, Gibbs, Parker, Coniglio, Jaeger, Armitage, Brayshaw ( H Clark, T Kelly, Holman )
RUCK: Ryder, Gawn ( Cameron )
FWD: Greene, Lambert, Taberner, Bell, McCartin, Fogarty ( Keeffe, Fritsch )

Any tips welcome

Now i know Fyfe is #Lyfe but im thinking of replacing him with Lachie Neal, cause we all know this kid can throw monster scores during the season and as he did in the JLT2. Someone help me change my mind before i go insane

Derek

it was JLT…. that should change your mind.

Sellars12200

yeah fair call

Derek

Bell and McCartin are in and out of my team.

Starkingdom

Gibbs is a nice POD, I like when a seasoned player changes clubs, kind of like a mid life crisis, it can re ignite their game. You know he can play, nice move. Also Jaeger and Armo is a ballsy move that should be a winning move barring injury, I'm considering doing the same.

paul

Mad

palingul

DEF: Laird Hibberd Howe
Naughton Doedee O' Shea (Murray, Finlayson)

MID: Martin Fyfe M. Crouch Cripps
Coniglio LDU Kelly Barry (Banfield, Garlett, Holman)

RUCK: Grundy Gawn (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Greene, Walters
Petracca Sicily Christensen (Fritsch, L.Ryan)

Not sure if i go Billings or Greene atm, 20k in the bank. Also abit iffy on christensen

Carl

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)

Woud love to know your thoughts on the team community.

Sellars12200

Option 1: Stick with Luke Parker and Kane Lambert
Option 2: Luke Parker} Rockcliff |||| Lambert} to either Cameron. Walters, Gunston

Jesse Munro

Alright. Let’s do this.

Backline: Laird, Hibberd, SHANE SAVAGE COS WHY NOT! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!, Coffield, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, O’Shea)
Mids: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Kelly)
Ruck: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
Forwards: Billings, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Fogarty (Ryan, Keefe)

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Jesse Munro

Oh, $7,500 in the bank

Mark

DEF: laird hibberd sicily oshea doedee murray (Finlayson, murphy)
MID: danger Mitchell zerrett fyfe cripps coniglio brayshaw Kelly (Higgins banfield Holman)
RUCK: stef martin and gawn (random guy for loophole)
FWD: heeney billings walters d smith keefe Fritsch (garlett ryan)
11k in the bank
any thoughts would be appreciated

D_I_L_D_O_R

Caleb Marchbank (111/88, 89/83) Ave of 69.4 in his rookie year 381K
Callum Mills (80/59, 93/74) Ave of 73.3 Last year 403k
James Sicily (114/84, 57/88) Ave of 73.3 last year 403k

Thoughts on which one youd select and why?

D_I_L_D_O_R

Maybe Luke Ryan, averaged 76.8 in his first year (82/82, 108/85) 422k

Danners

Find $60k and get Lloyd, all seem to risky. But if I had to pick one Sicily

D_I_L_D_O_R

Lloyd struggles when mcveigh comes into the team, i recall seeing a screenshot of someone analyzing it and it definitely scared me off him. Also, finding 60k isnt exactly easy

ZerrettForPM

Weitering

gator59

Try Marchbank

Russty_

Marchbank could be good this year, he's got the build for being a good solid player,and makes good decisions, could really step up without Doch there.

John

My team
Back line Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray
Bench Keeffe, Doedee

Midfield Mitchell, Kelly (GWS) Duncan, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw (fre), Kelly (Gee)
Bench Banfield, Garlett (Car) Holman

Rucks Martin, Gawn
Bench Cameron

Forward line Billings, Mundy, McLean, Parish, Bell, Fritsch
Bench Waterman, Buckley