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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:





















Carleton · 12/03/2018 at 08:38

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:48

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:44

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:48

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

          Carleton · 14/03/2018 at 04:46

          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 · 12/03/2018 at 14:28


        TommyC99 · 12/03/2018 at 15:24

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

          Walter · 13/03/2018 at 04:43

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

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    Harrison · 12/03/2018 at 09:08


    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 09:18

    Has Zac Dawson retired?

    Patch · 12/03/2018 at 09:28

    @Supercoach give this man the $50k already

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 14:06

    Just slot in Max Gawn then you're good to go.

    Cisco · 12/03/2018 at 14:47

    Whose your Captain?

    Pitch72 · 12/03/2018 at 15:48

    Why didn't you pick L. Jones?

Brent · 12/03/2018 at 08:43

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 · 12/03/2018 at 08:45

    Missed Coniglio from my mids. Sorry

    Westy · 12/03/2018 at 08:58

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:22

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

    StevoRivo · 12/03/2018 at 09:22

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:24

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

    Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 11:46

    Pretty good imo.

    Just a brief comment on Fritsch job security.

    Probably gets a start in r1 while Viney out. Viney back in r2 or 3 . Also Melbourne have a bit of a developmental pattern where they give rookies a bit of a taste then rest them or put them back to Casey. They did this with Hannan. Last year and Oliver the previous year. Fritsch has looked good but even if he gets a start he might be gone before he makes you any money.

    DunNuthin · 12/03/2018 at 23:32

    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 · 13/03/2018 at 03:12

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 08:48

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 · 12/03/2018 at 08:59

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 08:59

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

      Matt · 12/03/2018 at 09:01

      Olango (WC) using loophole

    David E · 12/03/2018 at 09:00

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:04

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:46

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 08:57

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:06

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 15:25

      Yeah ahern won’t play, chucked banfield in there

    INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 10:11

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

      gator59 · 12/03/2018 at 13:56

      Dawson from Bris .. Has Dpp fwd/def

      TommyC99 · 12/03/2018 at 15:23

      Yeah mainly just a placeholder atm

David E · 12/03/2018 at 08:59

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:05

    73K BANK

      Westy · 12/03/2018 at 10:13

      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_ · 12/03/2018 at 11:22

    J Kennedy??

musicissport · 12/03/2018 at 09:04

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:05

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:22

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

      Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 10:10

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

        Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:39

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

    NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 10:10

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

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:41

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:09

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

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

Gawn, Lycett

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

    Sauce · 15/03/2018 at 18:19

    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 · 16/03/2018 at 01:41

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

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:42

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

StevoRivo · 12/03/2018 at 09:10

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:26

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:42

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:43

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

        StevoRivo · 12/03/2018 at 11:11

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

        StevoRivo · 12/03/2018 at 14:40

        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 · 12/03/2018 at 15:51

          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 · 12/03/2018 at 18:04

            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_ · 12/03/2018 at 19:06

    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 πŸ™‚ You'll do well.

      StevoRivo · 12/03/2018 at 19:59

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:13

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:09

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

Louf · 12/03/2018 at 09:14

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 · 15/03/2018 at 18:20

    geelong fan?

LIAM · 12/03/2018 at 09:15

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)

Steveanator · 12/03/2018 at 09:16

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:08

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

      Corey · 12/03/2018 at 10:38

      14 touches and 33 hitouts yesterday in WAFL practice match

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:46

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

Harrison · 12/03/2018 at 09:20

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:24

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


    The_Blacksheep · 12/03/2018 at 11:46

    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 · 17/03/2018 at 12:25

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:24

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 · 12/03/2018 at 15:54

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

    Scott · 13/03/2018 at 09:27

    A Bonar hahahaha

daveknispel · 12/03/2018 at 09:26

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:30

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:49

    Upgrade Cog to Titch

    Zazza · 12/03/2018 at 10:10

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

    Troy · 12/03/2018 at 15:56

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:36

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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:37

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:07

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

ado · 12/03/2018 at 09:43

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:07

    No way I'd touch Sandi.

      ado · 12/03/2018 at 10:41

      how come

        Carl · 13/03/2018 at 15:16

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

SCdonkey · 12/03/2018 at 09:52

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:06

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:15

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:21

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:38

      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="πŸ‘" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt; and thanks

        BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 10:45

        Who is Taylor? Harry Taylor?

          Jack · 12/03/2018 at 11:27

          Lewis Taylor from Brissy

    Goose · 12/03/2018 at 10:39

    Like the logic with your side. Out of your Fwd's how many are you planning to be keepers, or are you happy to upgrade all positions there if need be ?

      SCdonkey · 12/03/2018 at 10:44

      Thanks Goose

      Out of the 4 mid price, 2 maybe 3 will be keepers. Last season i started with 3 premos and ended up with 1 as keeper. Wasted cash and trades, this season i think mid price players is the way to go up forward.

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:49

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 09:58

Bench Murray-coffeild

Bench Barry-banfeild-Holman

Gawn-nakervis bench Cameron

Bench vennables-l.ryan

Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 10:01

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

Jfry · 12/03/2018 at 10:11

am I mad for considering 7 rookies in the backline?

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 13:44


    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 15:07

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

    Mick · 14/03/2018 at 22:23

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

      pod · 15/03/2018 at 11:09

      There are Fwd rookies just not as many.

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:53

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

nickgonzalez771 · 12/03/2018 at 10:16

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 · 13/03/2018 at 15:28

    Howe and Whitfield nice pods πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Dan · 12/03/2018 at 10:21

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)

    Carl · 13/03/2018 at 15:30

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

Westy · 12/03/2018 at 10:27

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:30

597593 league code
Top 7000 please to be competitive

Finnius · 12/03/2018 at 10:30

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:37

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

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:56

      that will be Sicily.

      Finnius · 12/03/2018 at 11:07

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

        Lazza · 12/03/2018 at 21:14

        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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:40

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

Tyruddanaut · 12/03/2018 at 10:35

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:37

    Like the Parker pick, very nice looking team!

      Sam_01 · 12/03/2018 at 11:02

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:09

        Nank was the only other well performing Ruck in the JLT

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 10:55

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:11

      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 · 15/03/2018 at 08:57

        Very good thinking

    Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 13:15

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 16:16

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 20:36

      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 · 13/03/2018 at 15:34

        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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:38

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!


    Sam_01 · 12/03/2018 at 10:59

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 13:04

    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 · 13/03/2018 at 15:42

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:40

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:57

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 13:08

    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__ · 12/03/2018 at 10:43

tom langdon or devon smith?

    Tyruddanaut · 12/03/2018 at 13:24


Cez · 12/03/2018 at 10:46

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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:53

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:11

      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! πŸ™‚

    Tyruddanaut · 12/03/2018 at 13:26

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

Sam · 12/03/2018 at 10:47

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

    Sam_01 · 12/03/2018 at 10:50

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 10:49


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


    Sam_01 · 12/03/2018 at 11:08

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:22

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 16:32

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

Samyak · 12/03/2018 at 10:54


Ben O · 12/03/2018 at 10:57

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:04

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 · 12/03/2018 at 15:33

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 21:39

      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 · 13/03/2018 at 01:13

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

Ben · 12/03/2018 at 11:05

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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:13

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:58

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:59

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

Danners · 12/03/2018 at 11:07

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:17

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:35

    pretty gutsy with Cameron at R2.

    have a think about Cox at F5

      Danners · 12/03/2018 at 12:07

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:08

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:14

    it was JLT…. that should change your mind.

      Sellars12200 · 12/03/2018 at 11:15

      yeah fair call

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 11:37

    Bell and McCartin are in and out of my team.

    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 12:53

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 22:38


palingul · 12/03/2018 at 11:08

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:22

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:24

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

Jesse Munro · 12/03/2018 at 11:25

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:25

    Oh, $7,500 in the bank

Mark · 12/03/2018 at 11:31

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:33

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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:43

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

    Danners · 12/03/2018 at 12:08

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

      D_I_L_D_O_R · 12/03/2018 at 12:41

      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 · 12/03/2018 at 12:38


    gator59 · 12/03/2018 at 19:26

    Try Marchbank

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 19:38

    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 · 12/03/2018 at 11:34

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

GloryDays90 · 12/03/2018 at 11:37

Feedback and Help is welcome! Thanks Guys:

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Coffield, Doedee ( Murray, Finlayson)

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Treloar, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly (Holman, Barry, Banfield)

RK: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

FWD: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Ryan (Fritsch, Garlett)

98k left in the bank

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 13:29

    Howe is a bit of a POD, as is Nank and Lambert. Solid looking team mate, can't really fault it.

      GloryDays90 · 12/03/2018 at 13:32

      Thanks Mate, tried to stick a few PODS in early, not just follow everyone else and pick Heeney, Cripps and Cogs

Showman · 12/03/2018 at 11:38

DEF: Laird Simpson J.Lloyd Naughton Doedee Murray (Finlayson N.Murphy)

MID: Danger Martin Neale Fyfe Pendlebury Brayshaw(freo) LDU Kelly (Barry Banfield Holman)

RUCK: Gawn Sandilands (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney Greene J.Kennedy(WC) Smith Stephenson Fritsch (Switkowski Ryan)

102K in the bank. Any feedback would be very appreciated

    Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 15:38

    Round 14 bye is a terror for you. danger Martin Fyfe and Neale all out. And Brayshaw if you haven’t upgraded him by then.

Jaxon · 12/03/2018 at 11:41

DEF: R.Laird, J.Howe, J.Lloyd, P.Hanley, N.Coffield, S.Murray (T.Doedee, L.Keeffe)

MID: D.Martin, J.Kelly, L.Neale, A.Treloar, P.Cripps, D.Armitage, A.Brayshaw, D.Barry (H.Wigg, J.Garlett, T.Kelly).

RUC: M.Gawn, N.Naitanui (T.English)

FWD: L.Dahlhaus, M.Walters, C.Petracca, A.Chritensen, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (P.Ahern, S.Switkowski)

Obviously my rookies aren’t set in stone and will change come the rd. 1 teams. Have $260k left to play with and still unsure what to do about Danger, so obviously team is sfill going to change a fair bit. Would love some feedback. Cheers!

Corey · 12/03/2018 at 11:41

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton, L.Murphy)

Dangerfield, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, A.Brayshaw, Holman (T.Kelly, Banfield, Barry)

Gawn, Nank (Olango)

Heeney, Walters, McLean, D.Smith, L.Keefe, Fritsch (Garlett and Ryan)

Thoughts on my team?

Struggling to decide between Titch, Josh kelly, M.Crouch and Zorko can only take two.

Any suggestions much appreciated community!

    Corey · 12/03/2018 at 11:44

    30K left over

katienmatt · 12/03/2018 at 11:42

Views of my Team:

DEF: Laird, M.Hibberd, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Doedee BENCH: FInlayson, Mirra,
MID: Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Whitfield, Coniglio, A.Brayshaw, Kelly (Dangerfield in if fit) BENCH: Ahern, Barry, Holeman
RUCK: Gawn, Sandilands BENCH: Camberon
FWD: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Fogarty, Ryan BENCH: Garlett, Fritsch

Left over = $30k

SirSamuel016 · 12/03/2018 at 11:45

I've got a couple of ideas for my team this season, depending on how Dangerfield pulls up for round 1.

Team With Danger:
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy. Rookies atm are Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (E: Murray, Finlayson)
MID: Dangerfield, Martin, T.Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Shuey. Rookies are: Dow, Fogarty (E: T.Kelly, D.Barry, N.Holman)
RUCK: Gawn, Sandilands E: Cameron
FWD: Kennedy, Billings, Petracca. Rookies: Stephenson, Higgins, Fritsch (E: Garlett, Ryan)

If Danger isn't named, there'd be the following changes:
Dangerfield to Oliver
Sandilands to Martin
Petracca to Dahlhaus/Daniher?
Of course, Rookies will also change depending on who gets named.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 13:28

    Not a fan of Shuey, but I really like the Zorko pick!

Richard · 12/03/2018 at 11:46

Defence: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Morgan, Murray/// Finlayson, Naughton

Mid: Mitchell, Ablett. Merret, Bont, Treloar, Cripps, brayshaw (freo), higgins/// Holman, Kelly, Barry

Ruck: Gawn, Martin/// Cameron

Forward: Heeney, Barlow, Petracca, Parish, Ahern, fritsh//// rioli, garlett

I have 36 k left community. Any and all feedback is welcome. Cheers

    nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 12:47

    Ablett, Martin, Treloar, Barlow and Parish are all very bold choices – every one of them could end up screwing your season.
    Keep some for PODs if thats whats important to you but I suggest trading some of them for safer picks, such as Fyfe

      Richard · 12/03/2018 at 13:09

      I agree with you in regards to barlow and parish. However I don’t see why the others are risky. Ablett is a guaranteed 115+ average as long as he stays on the park, and I believe that a player like ablett is worth wasting a trade on if he gets injured. Martin has played a solid 2 games in the JLT and he looks like a similar if not better option to grundy or goldstein, who will both have backup ruckman. Treloar is a beast and the only thing keeping him back from a higher average last year was disposal efficiency, considering that last year was his worst year in a while in backing him to increase his average to his elite level once again. Barlow is a risky pick and could backfire on me however it’s hard not to pick him when you look at his past games played and his averages. If he stays on the park and plays midfield for the suns (which he will) then he should be a lock, and if he gets injured then he’s just a quick trade out. Parish is risky also however i’m backing him for a breakout year in an essendon team that’s only destined to improve. Fyfe is an awesome pick however i’m not willing to pick him ahead of the bont or treloar (who I think will get back to elite level)

        nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 13:16

        Ablett was guarenteed 115+ when he was at the suns, where the umpires had more touches than any other suns midfielder. At geelong he was to compete with danger, selwood, duncan and menegola. Thats a lot of elite players.
        Not to mention the problem with actually staying on the park. He hasn't played over 15 games since 2013, so while even if somehow he manages to still score massively with all the competition, is it really worth having a donut next to an uber premo for 7 games?

        Derek · 12/03/2018 at 13:57

        Barlow is back in my team.

        Hall is the one who will benefit the most post Ablett, but I’m backing Barlow to get a few as well

Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 11:50

Who's this Laird bloke he seems fairly popular didn't he used to open the batting with Graeme Wood. I only mention this because he used to run Graeme out a lot and may not be a team player

Marshmallow · 12/03/2018 at 11:53

Def: R Laird, M Hibberd, S Savage, A Naughton, T Doedee, S Murray (J Finalyson, L Murphy)

Mid: P Dangerfield, D Martin, T Mitchell, J Kelly, N Fyfe, P Cripps, A Brayshaw (freo) D Barry (B Banfield, T Kelly, N Holman)

Ruck: S Martin, M Gawn (D Cameron)

Fwd: J Billings, D Smith, J Sicily, A Christensen, D Fogarty, B Fritsch (L Keeffe, L Ryan)

Gone with a 2-1-3 down back, backing Savage in for a good year and all the rookies should play round 1!

Stacked midfield this year, it's where the points are at and I believe all 6 will be top 10 midfielders this year!

Rucks are just set and forget, not a fan of the Lycett pick although it does give you good cash to balance your team

Fwd is a bit risky with only 1 premium, Sicily showed end of last year his capable of averaging 95+ when playing HBF so I'll take him for that price, Christensen hopefully back up his best and the rookies get a gig round 1 🀞🏼

Good luck to all this year!

    Big G · 12/03/2018 at 17:04

    I actually don't mind your team at all. A bit of courage with your forward line though.

Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 12:06

I can’t bring myself to have any forward rookies on field. This has really skewed my team

Def. Laird Lloyd Duggan
Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson
(Murray, Watson)

Mid. Danger Titch Kelly Crouch
Fyfe Brayshaw Brodie Kelly
(O’Connor, Banfield, Holman)

Ruck. Gawn Nank

Fwd. Lambert McLean Smith
Petracca Sicily Bell
(Ryan, Fritsch)

Still considering Armitage for Duggan and playing 4 rooks in defence.

Also toying with Petracca down to Christensen and taking Duggan up to Howe. Just not sure of having both Christensen and Bell

Watson is my loophole, hoping he gets games later in the season.

    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 12:34

    Armitage for Duggan is a good move, plenty of Def. rookie options this season that you can alternate on and off the bench.

    nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 12:44

    Forwards in my opinion should be the opposite to your team – predominately rookies. I have Buddy, D Smith and then rookies. That was you can get a much needed extra premo in your midfield.
    Christensen hasn't done enough in JLT for me to be worth starting either.

    Armitage for duggan seems like a good idea to me.

      Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 13:35

      Thanks both. Armitage in. Gives me 50k which I might use to turn Lambert or McLean into Billings.

    Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 13:34

    Advise against punting Petracca

      Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 13:58

      I think you are right. I am ok with 4 mid pricers on the Fwd line. Maybe all 4 become keepers, but if I can keep 2 or 3 then that would be a good outcome. Sicily can go up to defence if a forward rookie appears, or I am upgrading 2 defence rookies.

    Tyruddanaut · 12/03/2018 at 13:45

    Defensive rookies are in abundance, I reckon use them as much as you can

      Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 13:59

      Think you are right. I certainly have more confidence putting Murray, Finlayson or Doedee onfield than any forward rookie so far.

    neil demons delight · 12/03/2018 at 14:08

    I think I can only name one forward in the best 6,,Franklin the other 5 is a raffle and you are spot one Keen Bell at F6 is a wise choice My problem is too many dees but other than the round 13 bye is it a problem .My pod is Melksham change of position in R 22 has done him wonders I have him with petraca Tmac (also a pod) Fritsch all dee forwards. Don't trust any forward rookies so I too have gone to F 6 with Fritsch and Fogarty on the pine. O'Connor ,the irish lad ,is also a top pick I have had him all year as a non playing loop but that might change good luck Keen

      Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 14:14

      Thanks Neil. Good luck to you also. By the time the bye comes around, you should have upgraded Fritsch and maybe moved TMac to defence, which will ease the pain slightly. Guessing you might also be running Gawn, Hibberd and Oliver?

        NEIL Demons Delight · 12/03/2018 at 16:35

        Correct Keen GAWN HIBBERD OLIVER PETRACCA FRITSCH a lot of ppl will have that 5 and 2 PODS T MAC MELKSHAM seems a lot from one club but the first five are relevant big time I sort of look at the 7 not as a demon supporter and see them not in red and blue Normally I don't LIKE selecting from my team but gawn and oliver changed that. TMAC has the valuable DPP and won all the running tests at Melbourne and is playing a new role FORWARD Melksham is similar changed roles also.Both are flying cheers KEEN

          Tibor · 13/03/2018 at 09:34

          Keep a lid on it Neil…

    Doughboy · 12/03/2018 at 16:37

    I like Francis Watson a LOT!!!!…….WILL PLAY!…..has been bubbling away in the background nice and magically!

Buntz21 · 12/03/2018 at 12:20

My Team is as follows

Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Hanley,
O’Shea, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

Martin, Titch, Zerrett, Fyfe
Coniglio, Armitage, Dow, Bradshaw (Brodie, Clark, Kelly)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron)

Heeney, Walters, Smith, Christensen
Stephenson, Fritsch, (Garlett, Ryan)

midpriced madnez · 12/03/2018 at 12:29

shane savage vs angus brayshaw for D4 – thoughts pls.

D1 Laird, D2 Rance, D3 Lloyd are all locked.

    Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 14:46

    Savage costs 480k. Brayshaw is 316k . The difference is pretty significant and Brayshaw is DPP. For me Savage is a no because I reckon he is too expensive. Brayshaw is on the maybe list but concussion regulars like him worry me because if he gets a decent smack in the head he won't just have a week off he'll be gone for months if not the season for a full head replacement

Luke · 12/03/2018 at 12:31

Laird, Houli, Lloyd, naughton, o’shea, doedee
(Murray, Finlayson)

Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, LDU
(Banfield, Holman, Kelly)

Grundy, Gawn

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Rayner, Stephenson, ahern
(Fritsch, Higgins)

Dan · 12/03/2018 at 12:41

Who's this Naughton everyone is going with? Why?

nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 12:41

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson (Stoddart, Mirra)

MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, M.Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brawshaw (T.Kelly, J.Worpel, D.Barry)

RUC: Ryder, Gawn (D.Cameron)

FOR: Buddy, Devon Smith, D.Fogarty, L.Keefe, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (M Polholke, Rioli)

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

Left with 115,000 in the bank

Would love criticism/changes community xx

cal_houn12 · 12/03/2018 at 12:43

Would love some help guys, tough year so far
Backs: Laird, Simpson, Hibberd, Coffield, Finlayson, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Dangerfield*, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Beams, Coniglio, Brodie, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Kreuzer, Gawn
Forwards: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Christensen, Ahern, Ryan (Rioli, Garlett)

Jarred Grainger · 12/03/2018 at 12:47

B: laird, hibberd (dees), savage, mills, naughton, coffield, Murray, finlayson
M: Zorko, zerret, fyfe, Neale, Cripps, Brayshaw (dockers), dow, constable, Kelly (cats), Barry, Holman
R: Ryder, Gawn, Cameron
F: heeney, billings, petracca, bell, Stephenson, Fogarty, fristch, ryan.
116k In bank

Derek · 12/03/2018 at 12:53

Gawn has done it. he is officially in 100% of all teams posted.

There was one where Laird didn't get a start.

nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 12:54

Which teams have the most Sunday games in the season to use someone as a loophole?

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 13:28

    Eagles have a lot.

      nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 14:14

      Is there a certain player that is the best to use??

        ZerrettForPM · 12/03/2018 at 14:54


    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 13:47


    neil demons delight · 12/03/2018 at 14:11

    Derek will give that to you nank but I am sure he wrote west coast AND cats cheers

    Lazza · 12/03/2018 at 21:24

    Eagles and Demons (12 ea) … then Freo (10)… not all are Sunday .. based on last couple of games per round.

Crimewave · 12/03/2018 at 12:55

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Naughton, Dodee, Finlayson (Keefe, Murray)
Mid: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Bontempelli, Brawshaw, Holman (T.Kelly, Barry, Banfield)
Ruck: Nic Nat, Gawn (Olango)
Forw: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch, Ryan (Venabels, Garlett)

$107k remaining,
Any thoughts or feedback of course accepted thanks.

Stewy_the_Swan · 12/03/2018 at 12:57

B: Laird, Hibberd, M Williams, Bonner, Coffield, Murray (Naughton, Doedee)
M: Titch, Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brodie, Kelly, Holman (Finlayson, Banfield, Barry)
R: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)
F: Heeney, Greene, Walters, Smith, Bell, Fritsch (Ryan, Giles-Langdon)

$130.3k in the bank. Dropped Danger after he pinged his hammy. Could rejig to get him back in if named rnd 1 but happy with how this team looks. Comments appreciated community

    Keenbutclueless · 12/03/2018 at 15:45

    Would consider taking Bonner out and moving Finlayson in. Replace with Armitage. I don’t think Bonner is a keeper and I think Armitage might generate more cash.

Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 13:09

Hi All,

Would appreciate any feedback obviously the rookies will swap and change once lineups for Rd 1 are released.

B: Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, L.Keefe (Doedee, Finlayson.)

M: Martin, Tmitch, Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Rockliff, Brayshaw, T.Kelly (Starcevich, Barry, Holman)

R: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

F: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Petracca, Rayner, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

Rocky at this stage as a POD in the mids but may drop out to replace Lycett at R2 and like everyone else tossing up how to get Danger in later or now.

    BrownlowBoy · 12/03/2018 at 13:27

    I'd dump Rocky, no pre season games.

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 13:45

    Put keeffe on forward bench so you can swing Sicily forward is needed

      Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 13:58

      Thanks Derek good point

    paul · 12/03/2018 at 23:10

    Danger has two weeks yet so for me I am making up two teams one with and without .If he is out for round one and you want him back you will need to have money left over how much I am not too sure but I would say at least 200.000.

nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 13:19

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson (Stoddart, Mirra)

MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, M.Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brawshaw (T.Kelly, J.Worpel, D.Barry)

RUC: Ryder, Gawn (D.Cameron)

FOR: Buddy, Devon Smith, D.Fogarty, L.Keefe, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan (M Polholke, Rioli)

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

Left with 89,900 in the bank, would like to use at least some of it.

Would love criticism/changes community xx

    Richard · 12/03/2018 at 13:13

    I’m liking your team nank. However I think that you’d be better off getting rid of one or two of your uber promos and strengthing up your forward line as the rookies in that line are the weakest and are not guaranteed games by any stretch

      nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 13:18

      The only problem is who do I get in the forward line? I just don't like any of the options this year

      nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 13:18

      And why was my original comment deleted??

    Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 13:18

    I would pull out Cripps or Zerrett in the mids for a rookie and bulk up the forward line.

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 13:43

    I wouldn’t want to play against you in the first couple of weeks with a midfield like that. Serious points.

    Do you have enough cash generating rookies, especially in forward line?

      nankthetank · 12/03/2018 at 14:16

      I'm hoping so, because althoigh I just replaced Cripps with Heeney, I don't want my midfield to be any stronger, I've always had the mindset that forward line should be the weakest.
      Are there any rookies that i should add to it?

Alan · 12/03/2018 at 13:22

Quite happy with this team has 12 keepers and a mix of a few players like smith and coniglio who could become keepers and quite deep every position but feedback would be good also!
D- Laird, Houli, Lloyd, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray
(Finlayson, Mirra)

M- Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw, LDU
( Banfield, Holman, Kelly)

R- Grundy, Gawn

F- Franklin, Heeney, Billings, Smith, Rayner, Stephenson
(Fritsch, Ahern)
If danger is good to go round one Franklin will go down to petracca and Mitchell up to danger

    BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 14:15

    Don't like LDU or Grundy, I would downgrade to Barry and upgrade to Kreuzer.

      Alan · 12/03/2018 at 18:09

      Don’t ya, I do! I’m a Carlton supporter and I ain’t touching kreuzer, finished top 1000 3 years on the go

        Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:59

        He's right Alan, Grundy will share Ruck duties with Cox and his points will suffer, maybe not Kreuzer but maybe Martin or Nank.
        Rayner also hasn't impressed for 200k, p.s maybe don't ask for advice if you're gonna shoot people down in flames for giving it.

Roousty · 12/03/2018 at 13:26

Savage has the form!

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 13:37

    I didn’t like his first half when they were getting beaten. Only scored well once melb took foot off the peddle

    There is always chance Roberton plays that role as well

      Big G · 12/03/2018 at 14:57

      I smell a trap as well

    Lazza · 12/03/2018 at 21:33

    Averages 100.3 in his last 10 ‘real’ games. Which makes him the 3rd highest scoring DEF since the byes las year.
    Only Hurley and Hibberd did better.

      Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 22:29

      Yeah but what were his other 8 years like?

BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 13:40

DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Keefe, Finlayson)

MID: Dangerfield, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw (Holman, Kelly, Barry)

RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Petracca, Sicily, Garlett, Fritsch Rioli (Brown, Ryan)

Notes: Will probably trade Naughton to O shea if named round 1 (60pts with 24% TOG is promising), J.Brown is for loophole.
Feel like I need one more premium or better option in FWD to replace Garlett, or Rioli so then I can loophole Ryan and Rioli/Garlett, So:
Option 1- Armitage down to Banfield, Rioli/Garlett up to Tom Bell.
Option 2-Armitage down to Banfield, Kreuzer down to Nank/Nic Nat and Rioli/Garlett up to Devon Smith.
Option 3-Leave structure as is.
Would love thoughts and opinions on this dilemma and other advice you can provide regarding my team, thanks.

    GloryDays90 · 12/03/2018 at 13:45

    Option 3. Nank is under priced for what he can do and will be fitter this year.

    You could also free up cash by going Mid price crazy in the FWD Line. Dump Heeney and put in players like Walters, Lambert, McLean etc

      BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 13:58

      Nank, Banfield, Devon smith it is! Also like Walters but it's a hard choice to put him over Heeney, will consider. Also entirely forgot about Zac Giles-Langdon, would you advise getting him in for a FWD rookie I have right now if he is named?

Tyruddanaut · 12/03/2018 at 13:44

The Team of the Week, JLT Round 2

Def: Marley Williams (118), Savage (114), Short (113), Kelly (111), Byrne-Jones (109), Ryan (108)

Mid: Neale (C)(161), Whitfield (142), Duncan (141), Zach Merrett (141), Watts (139), Newman (131), Hall (129), Liberatore (125)

Ruck: Nankervis (132), Gawn (126)

Fwd: Matt Tabener (VC)(148), Cox (146), Ballantyne (142), Taylor (119), Caddy (114), Cameron (111)

Total Score: 2941

Jono · 12/03/2018 at 13:49

What did that team cost. More than 10 million?

callum · 12/03/2018 at 13:51

DEF: McGovern, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Keefe, Murray)
MID: T.Mitchell, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Hall, Dow, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
RCK: Martin, Gawn (lavender)
FWD: Billings, Walters, Mclean, Smith, Tiziani, Fritsch (Garlett, Myres)

200k remaining thoughts community

    BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 14:12

    Dow to Brayshaw/Brodie, don't know much about Lavender, Myres or Tiziani so all I can say is keep an eye on round 1 teams and adjust accordingly.
    Would also steer away from McGovern (instead Laird, Hibberd, Hurley) and would choose anyone over McLean (Mid price like Petracca or Sicily). Must get Danger in if named so id part with Zorko or Merrett in that case at risk of your cash in bank.

Fitzy · 12/03/2018 at 14:02

Laird, hibberd, savage, lloyd, naughton, doedee (finlayson, murray)
Dusty, mitchell, fyfe, bont, cripps, brayshaw, kelly, barry (worpel, garlett, holman)
Martin, gawn (olanga)
Heeny, billings, smith, petracca, higgins, fritsch (ryan, murphy)
Any advice is appreciated

Bengels01 · 12/03/2018 at 14:11

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Roberton, Doedee, Murray Mirra (Naughton, Finlayson)
MID: Martin, Kelly, Parker, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Kelly, Barry (Brayshaw, Ahern, Holman)
RCK: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)
FWD: Heeny, Wingard, Billings, Walters, Fritsch, Ryan (Fogarty, Rioli)

Got about $240k left so feedback for what to do with some of that would be great.
Also just general advice or thoughts would be appreciated

    NoLanguage · 13/03/2018 at 00:59

    Like the lineup I have a similar structure. Maybe turning one of your backline rooks into a Hanley or Brayshaw? Other than that solid team.

Dickens · 12/03/2018 at 14:20

Laird, hibberd, Sicily, naughton, Murray, finlayson (doodee, Murphy)
Dusty, titchell, j.kelly, Zorko, fyfe, Brayshaw, Holman. (T.kelly, Barry, banfield)
Gawn, Sandy (Cameron)
Buddy, Billings, Walters, Smith, Keefe, fritsch (Ryan, Giles-Langdon)

    Dickens · 12/03/2018 at 14:23

    Missed coniglio as m6

Claire · 12/03/2018 at 14:32

Hi there. Although a newcomer to SC Gater kindly invited me into his league and by doing that guys like Derek and Russty have also been helpful. I have noted other people’s teams and so mine is much like everyone else’s! I think I will get thrashed by some of Gaters league but hopefully I will get better as the year goes on.
Laird, Lloyd, Wilson – Naughton, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray, O’Conner (D/M)
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio – Fogarty (M/F), Banfield, Finlayson (D/M), Kelly, Holman.
Gawn, Sandilands – Cameron
Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Bell – Starcevich, Fritsch, Rioli, Ryan.
I noted that some people wrote that it was important to have dual position players so I have allowed for that too.
Obviously changes will need to be made if any of my rookies don’t get selected in the first game.
I have $288K to utilise regarding adjustments if Dangerfield, Sandilands, Coniglio, Bell etc do not shape up.
What do you think?

    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 14:48

    Hey Claire, not bad for a newbie. Solid across all lines so no complaints from me. Keep asking questions and you'll no doubt find the answers on this forum. Good luck coach.

    gator59 · 12/03/2018 at 20:46

    Hi Claire,, You have a solid foundation to work with I love the Parker pick.. not sure whether Fogarty will play many games.
    I would ditch O'shea and swing Finlayson down back on field and O'Conner to mid and maybe get Barry from Port in mids..
    I'm not to keen on the Wison pick .. If you want a keeper I would upgrade to someone like Howe or Tuohy
    Sandilands I'm not sure if you are looking for a keeper or if he's an upgrade…. If you're looking for a keeper around the same price I would look at the Nank… If he's an upgrade you are taking a big risk for him to last 10 weeks or so…. for a keeper I would go either Martin ,Kruze or stay with the Nank
    In the fwds I see your looking for the Fwd/Mid swing, Starcevich wont play straight up so to save a bit of cash put Wison from Crows..Also try and get another mid pricer into the fwds like Smith or Sicily…… Due to the lack of good rooks in the fwds you may need some of these mid pricers…. The best rooks are going to come from the mids and defence

    I hope all this all makes sense to you and i'm not trying to be critical,, I'm here to try and help you

    Another thing is in this game there's nothing set in concrete, If you feel so strong about a player try and do your research on them and if they fit the bill then go for what fits your structure…. Cheers Gator

      Claire · 13/03/2018 at 09:22

      Ok Coach/mentor Gater. This is what my team looks like now.
      Laird, Tuohy, Lloyd – Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (M/D) Murray and Miihocek. Not happy with Mihocek. Any other defensive rookie who will have a fair chance of playing some early games?
      Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio – Banfield, Barry, O’Conner, Kelly, Holman. Will both O’Conner and Kelly break into Geelong strong mid field? I’m keeping Danger whether he misses round 1 or not as I am going for a couple/few League wins and not the $50K. Does SC league scoring start round 2? I don’t have a DPP F/M either which is important.
      Gawn, Nankervis – Cameron. Would prefer Kreuzer but I would not have any spare cash for adjustments. Martin has same bye as Gawn.
      Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Curnow- Bell, Ryan, Fritsch, Wilson. Curnow or Melksham who has been doing ok but any suggestions. Have $87K reserve. Will Fritsch get early games?
      Thanks Gater for your suggestions/advice and look forward to more help. What does Dereck think?

        gator59 · 13/03/2018 at 10:10

        Hi mate that looks much better.. to give you a better look at thing this is my side atm

        Laird , Hibberd, Naughton , Doedee, Murray ,Finlayson,… Keefe, Mirra

        Danger, Mitchell, Oliver, Merret, Fyfe, Parker, Banfield ,T.Kelly…. Barry, Wilson, Holman

        Kruz, Gawn… Olanglo

        Heeney, Walters,Smith, Petracca, Stephenson, Giles-Langdon… Ballenden, Ryan

        As you can see I have 2 premos in defence ,, 6 in the mids .. 2 premo rucks.. 1 premo fwd but hope the other 3 can be keepers and you can see the swing sets that I have on each line except for rucks and Olanglo is there for loop holing purposes

        I can easily drop Parker or Merret for Brayshaw(freo) and get another premo down back if I want or I can go for an extra premo fwd if I want

        I have $183.800 in the kick atm………….Your question on Fritcsh he may start early for a few and once the other premos come back in it may be the end of him for a while….. You may see I have Ballenden (Bris) sitting in my fwds and he is there for floating loopholing… It is ok to have a cheap floating donut in your side………. Rookie cash generation is going to come from the mids and backs this year………….. On the SC scoring you will start going head to head in your leagues in round 3

        Out of the Curnow and Melksham I would go Melksham but that's just my personal pick… Curnow could go big if he gets mid time and gets under Kruze feet and get big points from him… So either one I would feel comfortable with

          Claire · 13/03/2018 at 12:25

          Is Giles-Langdon any good?
          What is a floating loophole mean.

            gator59 · 13/03/2018 at 13:38

            As I say nothing set in concrete..Giles -Langdon I like the look of is a rookie from Gws and I think he has good job security and if he can average between 65/75 per game then he will make some good cash and ready for upgrading after round 6 as when all good rookies will be ready to cull by then and you can start painting the fence

            Floating loopholing I hope this explains to you what you can do………… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmtFrXPaN0

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 21:24

    Have a bit more confidence Claire…no one here is an expert, otherwise we'd all be 50 grand richer lol, it's all about how you go about it through the season, you'll be fine.

      gator59 · 12/03/2018 at 21:51

      Claire willl be fine Russty and all we can do is try and steer her in the right direction

WhatsaFtumch · 12/03/2018 at 14:42

DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Savage, Doedee, S. Murray, Finlayson (L. Keefe, L.Murphy)

MID: Danger, Mitchell, J.Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, A.Brayshaw, Banfield (T.Kelly, D.Barry, N.Holman)

RUCK: Kreuzer, Gawn (Amartey)

FWD: Walters, D.Smith, Petracca, T.Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ahern, Garlett)

40.6k left

    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 14:55

    Nice looking line up. Just watch out for Kruezer with his ankle problem, might set him back a little, query he'll be 100% round1 and 2. His price may drop sharply within a few weeks. Once he's over his niggles he'll no doubt be a no.1 ruck contender.

      WhatsaFtumch · 12/03/2018 at 15:10

      Cheers for that, I hear you re Kreuzer, wasn't happy to see him go down in his last match, although hoping it wasn't too bad…obvious swap would be S.Martin except for the shared bye with Gawn, so am now considering Nankervis and Sandi…really hoping Kreuzer gets up!

Ryan · 12/03/2018 at 14:47

Need a FWD or DEF around max 420k.
I already have Sicily, Mclean, d smith, walters, lloyd. Currently i have Mills at the spot but im not too convinced!!
Please help

    nickgonzalez771 · 12/03/2018 at 14:54

    Could you go for a decent rookie who is likely to line up for Round 1 and make you cash? And then you could use the extra cash to upgrade anyone in your midfield?

    Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 14:54

    Drop one of them to a rookie and upgrade another to a dead set premo

    ZerrettForPM · 12/03/2018 at 14:54

    Tom Bell could slide into a FWD line

    ryan · 12/03/2018 at 17:31

    i dont want to buy anymore 'guaranteed premiums' as i rate all of my premiums to score just as well as any other premium. i dont want to buy players at like 550k as its a waste of money because they will drop.

    i dont want any 400k players in my midfield as they are a waste of a spot..

    ive looked at tom bell, also looked at ryan lester – not sure about either though

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 19:10

    Maybe try Luke Ryan…Ryan.

    Dan · 12/03/2018 at 20:44

    Petracca byt I think hes around 430ish

The Ranger · 12/03/2018 at 14:52

This weeks version….

Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson – Murray, Keefe
Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Banfield, Kelly, Barry – Coffield, Higgins, Holman
Gawn, Lycett – Cameron
Menegola, Heeney, Walters, Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch – Ryan, Brander

282K in the bank.

    neil demons delight · 12/03/2018 at 15:27

    Hi Ranger I have Brander also but linked him to sicily Keefe is too inconsistent for mine .Also though Higgins wont play early it is a good move as a temporary loop m /f and when he arrives he will stay.. In my opinion the forwards are the weakest rookie line and with no quality back up for Brander, Stephenson is dicey Bell or Bundy look better. Sorry Ranger but Lycett and Cameron both have s c queries Set and Forget Gawn and prem ruck / olango GOOD LUCK buddy

      The Ranger · 12/03/2018 at 17:02

      Thanks Neil.
      Still a chance I'll go back to set and forget rucks but Ryder is the only other pick I see value in and I just can't get around his bye.
      And I'm by no means happy with that fwd line but I still run a strict no flog policy so Sicily is a no go. He'll miss weeks at some point me thinks. Might drop Menegola down to someone cheaper to upgrade one of the fwd rookies once teams are named but I'm not keen on Bell or Bundy or any of the 250/300K players.
      And yeah Higgins, Brander, Keefe and Coffield are all there for their DPP. Gotta have that flexibility

Big G · 12/03/2018 at 14:55

DEF: Laird, Piggy Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finalyson (Murray, Mirra)
MID: Danger, Dusty, T Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cogs, Brodie, Banfield (Tim Kelly, Barry, Holman)
RUCK: Kreauzer. Gawn (ologango)
FWD: Buddy, Menegola, McLean, Ahern, Rioli, Firstch (Garlett, L Ryan)

Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 15:05

This might be nearly right for me now with a few adjustments for rookies depending on selection for round 1,

Def.. Laird. Hibberd. Simpson. A Brayshaw. Naughton. Doedee. Murray. Murphy.

Mid.. Titch. J. Kelly. Fyfe. Whitfield. Redden. JOM. Coffield. T Kelly. Banfield. Ballard. Holman

Ruck. Kreuzer. Gawn. Cameron

Fwd. Heeny. Greene. Petracca. Hogan. Bolton. Keefe. Garlett. Ryan

All thoughts welcome

    Larry · 12/03/2018 at 15:35

    Kelly to Dusty,

    Redden… no no no maybe Coniglio but only if you do above or there will be to much gws in the midfield

    Coffield. To Darcy Fogarty ???

Sam · 12/03/2018 at 15:15

Laird Hibberd Savage Naughton Doedee Murray (Mirra Finlayson)

Dangerfield Martin Mitchell M Crouch Fyfe Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly Barry Holman)

Martin Gawn (Cameron)

Heeney Greene Billings Christensen Fogarty Garlett (Fritsch Ryan)

150k in the bank


Brett · 12/03/2018 at 15:22

Hi guys. Feedback would be appreciated. Going for league win.

Def – hibberd laird ryan coffield naughton murray (doedee finlayson)

Mids – titch kelly crips merret parker armitage brayshaw brodie ( barry kelly holman)

Rucks – martin gawn ( olango)

Fwds – billings walters devon smith taberner sciliy ( Fritsch ryan)

34.5 left in bank. Thanks guys.

    Brett · 12/03/2018 at 15:24

    And rayner in the fwd line. 78k

SpringRoll · 12/03/2018 at 15:26

Def.. Laird. Hibberd. Savage. Coffeild. Doedee. O'Shea.

Mid.. Titch. J. Kelly. Oliver. Zorko. Fyfe. Conigilio. LDU. W.Brodie.

Ruck. Gawn. Lycett. (Cameron)

Fwd. Billings. Mclean. D.Smith. Sicily. Fritsch. Ryan

This is my current team, on field rookies really depend on who is picked coming in to round 1.
I have $254k left due to Danger doing his hammy. Any advice on where to spend this cash?? Would love some feedback

Raver_dave · 12/03/2018 at 15:27

G'day all
Longtime follower/reader/stalker but only just registered to comment
team currently is:

Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, O'Shea, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)

Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie (Barry, Kelly, Holman)

Ruc: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

Fwd:Heeny, Billings, Petracca, Fogarty, English, Fritsch (Rioli, Garlett)

Team has been changing daily but this is it currently.

Hit me up with some feedback/advice.


    Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 15:51

    Hey Raver, I reckon you need to improve your Fwd set up, too many rookies that have no job security. The Def. line is good, rookies are mostly ok, personally I haven't seen enough of O'Shea to include especially at that price.

    I would dump Coniglio for either Armitage or JOM and use the extra cash upgrading a Fwd rookie to Bell or Christensen.

      Raver_dave · 12/03/2018 at 16:07

      Cheers for the input mate.
      I like the look of cogs and would like to hang onto him if possible.

      To make the cash I swapped Hibberd to L.Jones, English to L.Ryan and Rioli to Christenson

      So team is now:

      Def: Hurley, Laird, Jones, Naughton, O'Shea, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)

      Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie (Barry, Kelly, Holman)

      Ruc: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

      Fwd:Heeny, Billings, Petracca, Fogarty, Christenson, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

      Leaves me with $62,900 left over, I would like this to be a bit bigger. Maybe down grading O'Shea to a cheaper rookie?


        Starkingdom · 12/03/2018 at 16:18

        Nice move Hibberd to Liam Jones, Hibberd will probably be top 6 defender but you'll more than likely be able to get him cheaper later on.

        O'Shea to L.Murphy from the Crows will give you an extra $60K for the kitty. Keep an eye on round 1 starting teams and keep asking questions on this forum for updates on rookies.

          fatboyfat7 · 12/03/2018 at 19:45

          You think Murphy's in the frame for R1 Stark?

Johnny · 12/03/2018 at 15:38


DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Mills, Naughton, Murray (doedee, mihocek)

MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Benfield, Holman, Barry

RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

FWD: Greene, Billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

Douglas · 12/03/2018 at 15:47

Dangerless after the injury: Feels like it frees me up to be a bit more balanced. Not totally sold on Greene – Thoughts on a replacement?
…couple of rookies a lock…most dependent on whether picked in R1.

Def: R. Laird, M. Hibberd, A. McGrath, T. Doedee, A. Naughton, S. Murray (N. Coffield, J. Finlayson)

Mid: T. Mitchell, J. Kelly, Z. Merrett, N. Fyfe, P. Cripps, A. Brayshaw, D. Fogarty, T. Kelly (LUD, D. Barry, N Holman)

Ruck: T. Goldstein, M Gawn (D. Cameron)

Fwd: I. Heeney, T. Greene, J. Billings, C. Petracca, J. Stewart, B. Fritsch (Z. Giles-Langdon, L. Ryan)

    NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 19:03

    Not sure about the Goldy pick. Reckon he'll get back to near his best?

    NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 19:03

    Walters for Greene

Troy · 12/03/2018 at 15:51

After about 1000 changes over the weekend, I have settled (hopefully) on my team.

DEF – Laird, Savage, JJ, M. Williams, Murray, Naughton (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID – Mitchell, Z. Merrett, Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, A. Brayshaw, Kelly (Brodie, Banfield, Holman)

RUC – Gawn, Nank (Olango)

FWD – Mundy, McLean, Taylor, Caddy, Fogarty, Fritsch (Garlett, Keefe)

A couple of risky selections in Marley Williams and Lewis Taylor

Williams will see a truckload of ball down in Norths defence, given they have the slowest midfield in the Cosmos and the ball will be down there constantly.Taylor seems to have cleaned up his DE a bit and looks like he might have his best year yet.

Burn man Caddy may dud me once Prestia comes back, but I have faith this year!

Old man Mundy should average well enough for a forward.

Can JJ escape the tag?? Fingers crossed!

    NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 18:48

    Love the Williams pick. I'm a North man and reckon he'll get plenty of the pill!

      Wayne18 · 12/03/2018 at 19:18

      He might see plenty of the pill because it s going to be in his vicinity a lot. If he can get it and do something useful with it then he'll be a decent pick and probably win a Syd Barker

    Captain Risky · 12/03/2018 at 18:53

    Troy, You and I could be the only 2 on this site with Caddy!

David · 12/03/2018 at 15:56

DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Hanley, Brayshaw, Murray, (Murphy, Doedee)

MID: Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, O'Meara, Brayshaw, Finlayson, Banfield, (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Naitanui, (Cameron)

FOR: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Curnow, Christenson, (Fritsch, Brown)

Right now I don't trust the forward rookies at all. The players I'm least sure about are Naitanui and Hanley. Some of the players I'm keenly looking at are Naughton, O'Connor, Lycett, and Coffield. Got 24k spare right now.

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 16:30

    i see Coffield in a lot of teams. is he any good for that price? didn't see the saints play

      David · 12/03/2018 at 16:46

      He scored 48 and 67 in the two JLT games and he looked fairly comfortable out there. If he was cheaper he would be a lock. Not too sure at this price though, I'll see how many rookies get named rd 1.

        Derek · 12/03/2018 at 17:05

        $171k is alot. might give him a miss.

AJC · 12/03/2018 at 16:18

Laird, Hibbard, (McDonald or Lloyd), Sicily, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee and Murphy)

Martin, Mitchell, crouch, Fyfe, cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly (Barry, Banfield, Holman)

Ryder, gawn (Cameron)

Heeney, Billings, Walters, Smith, Venables, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

Help me with my D3 please!!

    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 16:31

    Lloyd is my D2. happy to have him. should be priced over $500k

      GoDoggies · 13/03/2018 at 11:42

      I had Lloyd at D2 but in JLT2 when Newman got rolling Lloyd didn't do much for his score
      If McVeigh is named round 1 I'm going to stay away from him, I want to have him but with Rampe, Newman and McVeigh all there to steal his points I've gone with Touhy who is just a bit safer for the same price.

Peter Demetriou · 12/03/2018 at 16:28

$33,700 in the bank and currently rolling with the following.
Big question mark is rookies to be named and dangerfield.
Thinking danger to zmeret/ Kelly and an upgrade somewhere else.

Laird, Hibbert, Simpson, Naughton, O'Shea πŸ€”, Dodde (Murry, Finlyston)

Danger, tmitchell, fyfe, bont / pendles? πŸ€”, cripps, coniglio, brayshaw, Barry, (banfield, Kelly, Holman)

Ryder, gawn, (Cameron)

Heeny, billings, Smith, Christensen, keefe, fritch , (garlett, giles-langson)

    Dutchy · 12/03/2018 at 18:18

    Pretty sure o’shea Won’t play round 1. Not sure Simmo will be as safe a bet as some others. And go the Bont

      Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:41

      What makes you say that about O'Shea Dutchy?

        Holty · 12/03/2018 at 19:21

        Being a Carlton supporter and living in Adelaide, i was wrapped we picked up O'Shea. Not a gun by any means but definately best 22 at a struggling club. I rate him and i would be amazed if Carlton dont start him r1. But not playing much jlt is a worry

Caleb · 12/03/2018 at 16:57

Hey guys love your work! Would love a bit of advice
(DEF) Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Sicily, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson,Mirra)
(MID) Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Crippa, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Dow (Kelly, Barry, Holman)
(RUCK) Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
(FWD) Heeney, Billings, Smith, Stephenson, Poholke, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

Is the Sicily Lloyd combo the way to go or should I go with a premium rookie combo? Are there any rookies I’ve missed out on?

    ZerrettForPM · 12/03/2018 at 17:01

    Chuck Sicily in ya FWD line and sneak in a Coffield, Naughton or Keefe into your backline instead I reckon.

      Dutchy · 12/03/2018 at 18:22

      As Zerrett says safer defensive rookies.. but Sicily is a flog anyway

INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 16:57

I think if you going to use someone to ride up to grab Danger then I think Coniglio looms as the man to take for the ride. Like the Ryan inclusion. Really starting to warm up to that myself. Savage vs Ryan for me ATM. Ryan has a game purpose built for SC. Can we finally trust Ross!!! Not sure how much value there is in Tom Bell. Did have that 90 season. But everything else sub 70

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/03/2018 at 17:04

    Yeah just dont know about the fwd line if Danger plays will be team 1 with 5 fwds
    Not sure who else other than bell, christensen hasnt set the world on fire and rooks scarce on the ground.
    Anyone else fwd – cheapish?

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 17:07

      i don't mind Mccartin. he looked ok on the weekend. Only $234k. might have a few good scores

      INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 17:20

      I do like the look of that first forward line. I think it's the line that will give the poorest rookie scores. Loading up there seems sensible. Very similar to how I'm currently structured. The conditions yesterday were horrid. I'd ignore Bundy's score. He can go 80+. I'm trying to find a way to have him at F6

MSF · 12/03/2018 at 17:10

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Coffeild, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Barry (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)

Kruez, Gawn

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Keeffe, Garlett, Ryan (Fritsch, Fogarty)

Not a huge fan on my fwds, especially rookie depth and job security. Not sure if its worth spending the 600k on kruez vs a cheaper Jacobs – even though i want the set and forget rucks and think Kruez is the best in the league. intending on using Cogs as a stepping stone to Dusty at some stage instead of using two trades with omeara or Arma.

Scotty · 12/03/2018 at 17:16

Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson ( O'Shea, Naughton)

T. Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Coniglio, Cripps, O'Meara, Dow, Brayshaw (Barry, Banfield, Giro)

Grundy, Gawn (Olango)

Menegola, McLean, Walters, Christensen, Starevich, W. Rioli (Kirby, Ryan)

$9.2k in bank and rookies will vary depending on JLT and round 1 teams


    Dutchy · 12/03/2018 at 18:23

    Doubts on Menegola, and Sicily has the flog factor

      Scott · 13/03/2018 at 09:22

      Suggestions on alternatives to them?

      Menegola will be more consistent than Billings and i wanna swap out Sicily but the options don't look solid enough where Sicily is going to be a pillar for Hawks now that Hodge is gone. Mills doesn't click over 100 often at all and Hanley looks like his best days are behind him

vindog · 12/03/2018 at 17:21

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Naughton, Murray
Bench: Doedee, Finlayson
Midfield: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw, Holman
Bench: Banflield, Kelly, Barry
Rucks: Gawn, Simpson
Bench: Cameron
Forwards: Walters, Mclean, Petracc, Sicily, Fogarty, Fitsch
Bench: Keefe, Ryan

$113,200 in the bank, open to critisism especially on my ruck idea.

    Tibor · 12/03/2018 at 19:27

    Nice one vindog. As good as any midfield going. Gawn is a must have. Beyond that your choice is as valid as any other. Not too sure about Fritsch job security. He may very well get a gig for round one while Viney is out. He might just get a taste and then be spelled before he delivers any financial gain. Melb have a bit of a history with doing this, Hannan last year and Oliver the year before

Derek · 12/03/2018 at 17:24

Hi folks, keen for your feedback. Just waiting to see how danger is, but in for the time being. Cheers

DEF: Laird, Tuohy, Shaw, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Finlayson)

MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Zorko, M Crouch, Merrett, Fyfe, Ellis-Yolman, A Brayshaw, (Rayner, Barry, Banfield)

RUCK: Sandilands, Naitanui (Lavender)

FOR: Franklin, Lynch (Adel), McCluggage, Christenson, Fogarty, Ryan (Waterman, Gartlett)

    Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 17:37

    That ruck line is the riskiest thing I've seen since my mate with coke-bottle glasses and a retainer asked the hottest girl in school to prom.
    It didn't work out for him but hey all the best.

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 18:05

      that is right up there with going Lobbe a couple of years back

        AuroraBorealis?! · 12/03/2018 at 18:20

        Who could possibly be silly enough to pick Lobbe Derek?

johnno2908 · 12/03/2018 at 17:29

After the trash Dawson Simpson dished up on the weekend surely Lobb plays ruck for GWS when he comes back?

Anyway, take it apart:
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Naughton, O’Shea, Finlayson (Doedee, Murray)
MID: Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
RUCK: Kreuzer, Gawn(Cameron)
FWD: Heeney, Smith, Sicily, Lobb, Ryan, Fritsch (Garlett, McCartin)

    Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 17:37

    When is the question!!

    Dutchy · 12/03/2018 at 18:24

    I’ve been keen on Lobb too if he is fit. Did play a Neafl practice game on the weekend…

Saundo · 12/03/2018 at 17:37

Tuoey or Lloyd?

    Patch · 12/03/2018 at 18:04

    Lloyd for mine, Saundo

      GoDoggies · 13/03/2018 at 11:53

      I like both and both have been in and out of my team for each other
      It's just the factor of McVeigh, Rampe and now Newman who all play the same role and take his points
      In JLT2 Lloyd only scored around 73 with McVeigh and Rampe out of the team and Newman scored 100.
      I know that Touhy only scored 78 or so in JLT2 but he had 28 possesions with 21 of the kicks. I heard his score was low because of the strong wind which caused his D.E to be low
      I just think that Touhy would be a safer pick to start with, but I will be trying to get Lloyd in as soon as possible.

Derek · 12/03/2018 at 17:39

someone who no-one has is Ben Jacobs. $200k. he is alot better than that isn't he?

    johnno2908 · 12/03/2018 at 17:45

    Not sure how much better though Derek… highest season average 65, 5 other seasons all below 58

    INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 17:50

    Had a look into that a while ago & put a line through him. He's a good tagger but not an SC option at that price

      Derek · 12/03/2018 at 18:03

      Fair enough. Just looking through my notes.

      What about M Cox at F5 if thinking of having Lycett or Simpson at R2?

      $300k for a RUC/FWD with good job security?

        INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 18:10

        Ballsy move. Cox will have erratic scores. For a bloke who's new to the game he's an accurate kick. I'll give him that. Not sure the Bruen manoeuvre will work here. But it might

        Mick M · 12/03/2018 at 19:30

        Are they really going that bad that Cox has good Job security

        Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 19:35

        You love a risk don't ya Derek?..haha that's all part of the fun of it though πŸ™‚

    NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 22:46

    Will score better than most rookies IMO, not a bad POD

Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 17:40

Last year I had Goldstein. After two rounds I traded down to Witts, banked a LOOOOT of money. And, like most others, I traded Witts up when he was fully fattened.
This year I don't like any of the premo rucks outside of Gawn. I'm tempted by Lycett but Nic Nat's return could be just around the corner.

Thinking I might start Goldy again. If he stinks it up and Lycett plays well I could pull the same maneuver. Only one more trade than just starting Lycett (and upgrading him later), but less risk. If Goldy is back to anywhere near his best he's a keeper and I've saved a trade.

    INPieman · 12/03/2018 at 17:54

    I pulled the same move last year. The cash allowed me to grab MacRae & Hanners cheap. MacRae was a great pick up. Hanners belted out 5 tonnes in a row then turned into a train wreck of a pick. Preuss will impact Goldy's output

      Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 21:26

      He will but what do ya do?
      Grundy has Cox. Martin has Archie. Kreuzer is ecpe1nsive, has only had one good season and is injury prone, Ryder has the early bye, Jacobs is not SC friendly anymore.
      Lycett scares the bejeebus out of me.

Michael · 12/03/2018 at 18:05

Lloyd, Savage, Sicily, Naughton, S.Murray, M. O.Connor, (Dooddee, Finlayson)
Titch, Merret, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, Libba, Brayshaw, (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
Gawn, Sandi (M.Flynn)
Buddy, Son Son, D. Smith, Tracca, Giles-Langdon, Ryan, (Fritsch, Garlett)

Comments more than welcome. Still undecided on this line-up.

Brett · 12/03/2018 at 18:10

Any feedback would be appreciated. 13.5 left in the bank

Def – hibberd laird sicily coffield naughton murray (doedee finlayson)

Mids – titch kelly crips merret parker coniglio brayshaw garlett ( barry kelly holman)

Rucks – nankervis gawn ( olango)

Fwds – billings walters devon smith taberner j watts rayner ( keefe ryan)

34.5 left in bank. Thanks guys.

will · 12/03/2018 at 18:12

Hurley, Laird, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Coffield)

Dusty, J Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, T Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

Ryder, Gawn, (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Walters, D Smith, T Bell, Fritsch (Ryan, Langdon)

131k free to turn Kelly into Dangerfield if it feels necessary.

Captain Risky · 12/03/2018 at 18:13

I'm thinking the same with Whitfield if Danger doesn't start. Going to be a good player and new role looks SC friendly, will score well but maybe not quite a keeper. If he goes really well he stays, otherwise I bring in Danger.

And Sicily managed to argue his way out of my team!

BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 18:17

Hurley, Billings, Naitanui (if named, Nank if not)
Howe, Smith, Kreuzer

Sammylingx · 12/03/2018 at 18:17

Laird, hibberd, savage, doedee, Murray, finlayson (Oshea & miara)

Titchell, J.Kelly, Merrett, Duncan, Neale, O'meara, banfield, holman (barry, worpel & constable)

Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

Billings, Walters, McLean, Petracca, fogarty, fritsc (Keefe & Ryan)
$175k in bank
Ps. I cannot remove Omeara as my team name is Oh my 'Meara haha

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:45

    Hi Sammy, I'd be looking to get Andrew Brayshaw into your mids and Tim Kelly, rather than Worpel and Constable.
    Don't like Savage either, maybe Shaw or Sicily instead to save some bucks.

      Sammylingx · 13/03/2018 at 11:58

      Cheers Rusty, Just trying to go for some PODS this year πŸ˜‰
      Still tossing up on having neale and fyfe at the same time or just neale or fyfe

David E · 12/03/2018 at 18:26

Danger to Neale yes or not

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:47

    I say, Danger to Ablett, and then Ablett to Danger πŸ™‚

      Jon · 12/03/2018 at 19:14

      I kinda like that . . . If Ablett plays Rd 1. Gives you an out when he inevitably misses a game or three while still scoring points

hedski · 12/03/2018 at 18:28

OK, here is my "balls hanging out in defence" team.
Savage Ryan Sicily (Doedee)
Naughton Finlayson Murray (Mihocek)

Danger Kelly Crouch (Kelly)
Fyfe Cripps Cogs (Banfield)
Brayshaw Barry (Holman)

Gawn Kreuzer (Olango)

Heeney Billings Smith (Keefe)
Petracca Bundy Fogarty (Fritsch)

$31.5k left.
I'm not sure I have the plums….

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:34

    Nothing wrong with balls out hedski…lol, I'd replace Savage with someone though, he won't be consistent. πŸ™‚

    Jordan · 12/03/2018 at 19:04

    Crazy not to pick Laird

      hedski · 13/03/2018 at 12:20

      Yeah I know, that's my povvo defence team, allows me to go 4 deep in fwds and put Cogs M6, like I said, not sure I have the aggots.

    Gary · 13/03/2018 at 10:15

    Who’s Bundy.

      hedski · 13/03/2018 at 12:18


Rick Grimes · 12/03/2018 at 18:36

Zac Guthrie. An option?

    NoLanguage · 13/03/2018 at 23:55


    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:25

    Could be Rick if he secures a spot for himself, worst thing is when you whack someone in there, and then they get dropped.

Jordan · 12/03/2018 at 18:39

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

Thoughts please Community

Pantelis · 12/03/2018 at 18:44

anyone going with boak?

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 18:46

    I doubt it..better options around Pantelis.

      Pantelis · 12/03/2018 at 20:55

      His dual position is tempting

Jarryd · 12/03/2018 at 18:46

Hi guys, any feedback would be helpful, all rookies subject to line ups of course

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy, Savage, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID: Titch, Kelly, M. Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cogs, Brayshaw, Kelly (Stephenson, Banfield, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Walters, McClean, Christenson, Ryan, Garlett (Ahern, Fritsch)

Thinking of downgrading D4 to help my fwd line, idk yet, cheers!!

    dontblushbaby · 12/03/2018 at 21:56

    Not sure how much cash you have left but I'd go Christensen to Bell, Lycett to Nank, this is what I have done today

NoLanguage · 12/03/2018 at 18:47

Alright, after my 378th adjustment I think I'm getting closer…

B – Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Hanley, Naughton, Murray (Keeffe, Mirra)
M – Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Jacobs, LDU, Banfield (Stephenson, Finlayson, Holman)
R – Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
F – Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rioli, Ryan)

Points of contention and reasoning – Jacobs was solid against the Tiges and is a bargain at 200k – should outscore most rookies if he stays on the park so have selected him instead of Brayshaw at M6. Also popped Stephenson in as a M/F swing instead of Kelly from the cats on my mid bench. Finlayson acts as a D/M swing from the mids and I can also swing Keeffe and Sicily from D/F. Will probably use one of the Eagles boys as my loophole. Finally, dumped LMac for Savage as form warranted and also couldn't resist Christensen after his pre-season.

Would love any and all criticism guys, positive or negative/constructive!!! Good luck to all xo

    NoLanguage · 14/03/2018 at 00:03

    EDIT Hanley going down for a month has seen a shake up.

    B – Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, DOEDEE, Finlayson (Keeffe, Murray)
    M – Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Jacobs, LDU, FOGARTY (Banfield, KELLY, Holman)
    R – Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
    F – Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Rioli, Ryan)

    367k in the bank

    A – Do I keep the warchest for Danger?
    B – Do I upgrade Jacobs to Libba?
    C – Do I put Brodie or Brayshaw in for Fogarty?

    Thx community

      Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:11

      Who's your midfielder Jacobs?

        NoLanguage · 14/03/2018 at 22:39

        Ben Jacobs – coming back from a long injury riddled run with his ankle. The Glove!

      JohnDJ59 · 15/03/2018 at 01:11

      I think you have to have Brayshaw at M6,he seems the best of the high priced rookies,plus they seem keen to play him.Not sure about LDU,he didn't do much in the preseason games and he's one of the high priced rookies,Coffield might be a better fit plus he's dpp,and could swing with Finlayson in the back line.Also glad to see you spelt Keeffe right,a lot of people have been leaving out one of the fs.

        NoLanguage · 15/03/2018 at 22:11

        Thanks John, I'm a spelling nazi πŸ™‚
        Yeah I just think LDU's JS is the strongest out of all rookies and Coffield didn't set the world on fire either. Might have to rethink Brayshaw though the kid is a jet no doubt

Norgs · 12/03/2018 at 18:48

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Hurley, Naughton, Murray, Doedee, (Finlayson, Mihocek)

Mid: Danger( if playing Rd), Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Armitage, Brodie, T Kelly, (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn, (D Cameron)

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Dahlhaus, D Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch, (Kirby, Garlett)

26.9 k in the bank

Any feedback would be great

Any feedback would be great

Lachie · 12/03/2018 at 18:51

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Sicily, Murray, Doedee (Murphy, Finlayson)

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly, (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Gawn, Martin (Olango)

FOR: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Curnow, Fogarty, Ryan (Fritsch, Garlett)

Merrett and Josh Kelly are interchangeable, cant decide who I wanna go with just yet, same goes with Martin and Grundy. Really wanna persist with Curnow, highly highly rate him bit congilio is super tempting. Let me have it!

BlueBagger · 12/03/2018 at 19:20

Hurley and Naitanui or Liam Jones/Luke Ryan and Kreuzer?

    Defying_Madness · 12/03/2018 at 19:46

    Ryan and Kreuzer

BartsBest · 12/03/2018 at 19:33

I appreciate this is not an RMT question, however, it's been a late start to my team planning this year (better late than never). Does anyone know if Old Ocker has put together his team planning spreadsheet that he has shared with the community over the last few years? It has always been an awesome tool in the past.

Deebangers · 12/03/2018 at 19:40

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson
(Keeffe, Mirra)

MID: Martin, Mitchell, J. Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (T. Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, McLean, Smith, Christensen
(Fogarty, Fritsch)

Nick · 12/03/2018 at 19:49

Thoughts from the community appreciated

D: Laird, Savage, Sicily, Brayshaw, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee

M: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry, Kelly, Holman

R: Goldy, Gawn, Olango

F: Heeney, Billings, Mclean, Stephenson, Fogarty, Keefe, Ryan, Fritsch

$35k left over. Any thoughts welcome.

TheGreatBozza · 12/03/2018 at 20:01

D: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)
M: Mitchell; Kelly, Fyfe, Treloar, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Barry, Kelly)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
F: Heeney, Walters, McLean, Smith, Ryan, Fritsch (Keefe, Gilies-Langdon)

140k in the bank.

I would love some feedback. Here are some of my own thoughts:

1. Considering other cheap defenders instead of Sicily including Ryan & Mills
2. Unsure on Treloar or how I’d eventually get Danger quickly. Tempted to go Treloar to Dusty and ride out without Danger for 5-8 weeks; or roll the dice on a Libba type to upgrade quickly to Danger
3. Not sold on FWD rookies. I think 100% mid pricers are the way to go up FWD. I’m considering Christensen too at his price

Haydos · 12/03/2018 at 20:13

Laird, Hibberd, Howe, McGovern, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Andrew Brayshaw, Brodie, Barry (Kelly, Holman, Wigg)

Gawn, Lycett (Olango)

Billings, McLean, Barlow, Smith, Ahern, Fritsch (Garlett, Higgins)

paul · 12/03/2018 at 20:14

Hibberd, Savage, Ryan, Weitering, Murray, Finlayson. (Doedee,Mirra)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Armitage, Brayshaw. ( Banfield, Kelly, Holman,)

Gawn, Lycett, (Cameron)

Lambert, McLean, Taberner, Bell, Fogarty, Fritch. (G Langdon, Ryan,)

280,000 left If need to make a change before rond three.

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 20:27

    Hey Paul, some iffy selections there for me, Savage, Weitering, Lycett, Taberner and Bell…all very risky and have no history of consistency. Might be better off spending another 200 grand but what do I know πŸ™‚

      paul · 12/03/2018 at 22:04

      Weitering can play looked very good.Savage, Taberner and Bell killed it for consistency in the JLT.What i like is they are very good value and all will have an important role to play.Also with Fogarty Adelaide moved him back to stop Ports run. They want this guy in. Lycett i am hoping he will average 80 for a few rounds.

        Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 22:19

        Yep righto mate go for it!..sounds like you're on top of it..what's the worst thing that could happen right? πŸ™‚

          paul · 13/03/2018 at 04:19

          The worst thing would be is not to have my marginal probabilities right.

            paul · 13/03/2018 at 05:01

            what's interesting tho on average from the JLT this team scored 2,400 taking into account the probability of danger scoring 300 as cap with a low variance of 10. not sure what other teams achieved here but yes its JLT and consistency is a game of chance at this time of the year as some variables do have past history as you pointed out but we do need some POD's.just the right ones.The present form is all we have to ride the wave however the extra cash helps to ride the wave all the way to the shore.

Indy · 12/03/2018 at 20:27

Laird, lloyd, savage
coffield, naughton, finlayson
(doeddee, murray)

kelly, zorko, duncan
fyfe, cripps, hall
brayshaw, barry
(banfield, kelly, holman)

gawn, nankervis

heeney, billings, smith
petracca, christensen, fritsch
(ryan, 102,000 rookie)

Rick Grimes · 12/03/2018 at 20:38

The round 14 bye is making things tough. So far:

Laird, Hibberd, Ryan, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee, Keefe.

Danger; Titch, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw; Kelly, Banfield; Barry; Holman.

Gawn, Nank, Olongo

Heeney, Billings, Lambert, McLean, Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch, Ryan.

Obviously subject to change about a million times

Warblegarble · 12/03/2018 at 20:39

DEF – Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)

MID – Dangerfield, Martin, Fyfe, Macrae, Cripps, Dow, Davies-Uniacke, Kelly (Banfield, Worpel, Barry)

RUC – Kreuzer, Gawn (Hayes)

FWD – Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Curnow, Stephenson, Ryan (Ahern, Garlett)

$63,900 in the bank.

My concerns:
– Is Yeo good enough for D1?
– Petracca & Curnow together? Or should I back one of them only? (leaning towards Petracca)
– Will Kreuzer get up for round 1?
– And of course, Dangerfield. Hang on in hope of a quick recovery or start planning how to get him later?

    Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 21:18

    I would ditch Yeo he will drop in value guaranteed.

David E · 12/03/2018 at 20:41

Current forward HEENEY BARLOW J KENNEDY D SMITH Who should i get for J Kennedy

    Ja191 · 12/03/2018 at 21:34


Macca · 12/03/2018 at 20:41


Def Laird Hibberd Mills Naughton Finlayson Murray (Doedee Murphy)

Mid Danger Mitchell Fyfe Cripps Coniglio Brayshaw
Banfield Barry ( Holman Coffield Kelly )

Ruc Kruz Gawn ( Cameron )

Fwd Lambert Mclean Smith Petracca Curnow Bell ( Ryan Petruccelle )

63k left
Will change again after a couple more bevs tonight
What do people think

Nick · 12/03/2018 at 20:42

Any feedback welcome. A couple of rookies will likely be adjusted once teams announced.

B: Laird, Luke Ryan, Mills, Mcgrath, Naughton, Sam Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
M: Sloane, Merrett, Fyfe, Treloar, Liberatore, Petracca, Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Banfield, Dom Barry, Holman)
R: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)
F: Heeney, Billings, Dixon, Menegola, Stephenson, Fogarty, (Higgins, Giles-langdon)

    Finnius · 12/03/2018 at 21:03

    Very young… Would perhaps look to go a few more developed players. A few risks is fine but you have ALOT.

Mike · 12/03/2018 at 20:47


    GloryDays90 · 12/03/2018 at 20:55

    Where did you here this?

    paul · 13/03/2018 at 14:16

    If Danger is not playing round one i won't have him and this is why. For him not to be playing round one he must be a bit more than minor.Having trouble with hammies in the past myself you never come back 100% straight away you need to ease back into it. If he plays round 2 he may not score well but he will probably play forward more so he is not running as much.Therefore his high price tag will drop after his third game.if you have cash i would pick him up then as he will probably take off after that and you would have missed the boat.

      Jay · 13/03/2018 at 14:49

      Keep in mind that if his 1st game is round 2, and he does score poorly, that score will barely affect his price because it will only stay in his rolling average for 1 round.

Rock · 12/03/2018 at 20:55

What you guys think?

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Mills, Naughton, Murray (doedee, mihocek)

MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Benfield, Holman, Barry

RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

FWD: Greene, Billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

Pantelis · 12/03/2018 at 21:01

theres a lot of hype around savage, but do we trust him?

    Multi_ · 12/03/2018 at 21:16

    Could work out but no you can’t trust him

    Russty_ · 12/03/2018 at 21:20

    What Hype?…the guy's been playing for 9 years..burnman I reckon.

      Defying_Madness · 12/03/2018 at 21:25

      In full agreement with you

ChewyOnYa · 12/03/2018 at 21:03

Would appreciate any and all the opinions i could get:

Back: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Finlayson, Keefe)
Mids: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)
Forwads: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Sicily, Bel, Fritsch (Fogarty, Ryan)

26K in the bank and need some help with biggest concerns over Lycett, Lambert and Bell

Cheers Boys!

BendOver&Coffield · 12/03/2018 at 21:17

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, (Watson, Gardner)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Finlayson, Kelly, Barry)

Kruezer, Gawn (Cameron)

Menegola, Heeney, Mclean, Sicily, Fristch, Ryan (Lynch, Balta)

I've gone for a 3 / 5 / 2 / 2 premos with the rest rookies and two breakout contenders (Mclean/Sicily)

$144K in the bank which I'm thinking could be used to turn Cripps into Zerrett or Sicily to Billings. Some rookies in my team are placeholders and haven't even played JLT so please ignore.

What I'm worried about: Lack of cash generation from rookies means I'm thin in the forward line. Menegola/Sicily/Mclean could all be complete busts which would hurt me.

Interested to hear the communities thoughts

Will · 12/03/2018 at 21:20

Whats everyone's thoughts on Savage?

    Shaun · 12/03/2018 at 21:21

    Yes thanks

gremlin · 12/03/2018 at 21:33

Appreciate a strong critique of this team. $20,500 Left. Usual disclaimer re rookies

Laird, Hurley, Brayshaw, Bonner, Naughton, Murray (Doedee and Murphy)

Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyffe, Coniglio, Banfield, Kelly (Garlett, Barry and Holman)

Gawn, Nank (Olango)

Heeney, Lambert, Smith, Petracca, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch, (Ryan and Higgins)

Nick · 12/03/2018 at 22:22


B: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton/Appleby)
C: Titch, J Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, A Brayshaw (Freo) T Kelly (Banfield, Constable, Barry)
R: Ryder, Gawn (T English)
F: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Cox, Fogarty, Giles-Langdon (Rose, Ryan)

sicily is goood · 12/03/2018 at 22:22

cant decide, i can have two of either Dusty, Titch or Josh Kelly,
for GaRRRRD sakes its killing me.

Ja191 · 12/03/2018 at 22:24

opinions on boak? got him in as a POD atm don't really see him dropping and if anything upgrade him to the likes of a heeney later on

crippsXXX · 12/03/2018 at 22:25


Hibberd, Laird, Lloyd, L.Ryan, Naughton, Doedee {Murray, Finlayson}

Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont, Brayshaw, Dow, Banfield {kelly, holman, barry}

Grundy, Gawn {Cameron}

Billings, Smith, Mclean, Petracca, Fogarty, Fritsch {Tizani, Rose}

please give input community.

ozyjumbo · 12/03/2018 at 22:30

Gday Fellas

Feedback good or bad most welcome

DEF: YEO, Laird, Hibberd, Coffeild, Naughton, Doodee, Murray, MIRRA
MIDS: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, DUNCAN, NEALE, A. Brayshaw, Finlayson, T. Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
RUCKS: Ryder, Gawn, Olango
FWDS: Buddy, Billings, Gray, Smith, Rayner, Fritisch, Garlett, Ryan

the 3 in Caps I'm not 100% sold on as yet but i really want Neale and Duncan in there
I do have another team with Danger in it that I'm just playing around with


Joshua · 12/03/2018 at 22:34

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.

    paul · 13/03/2018 at 05:15

    I have Weitering this kid can play and great value too.

    Mike · 13/03/2018 at 20:59

    Your crazy to start danger if he misses

Blaknight · 12/03/2018 at 22:54

So which FWD line would your guys run.

Option A. $56,600 remaining
Greene, Walters, McLean, Sicily, Bell, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)

Option B. $66,700 remaining
Walters, McLean, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Rayner (Fritsch, Ryan)

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 00:00

    I don’t have any of those players! Not one

    Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 09:08

    A is safer (ahern probably isn't playing though so watch out)

Steeeve · 12/03/2018 at 23:01

Anyone hoping Danger misses round 1 so his ownership % drops? But keeping him on the bench and not having to worry about how to grt him in?

    Blaknight · 12/03/2018 at 23:06


    Derek · 12/03/2018 at 23:58

    What if he misses 2 games?

Maverick · 13/03/2018 at 00:06

So many teams without danger i’d Be surprised if he missed anymore than the 1week. Tough trying to burn trades later to get him in.
DEF: laird hibberd Lloyd coffield naughton doedee (Murray finlayson)

MID: dAnger titch zerrett fyfe libba cognilio Abrayshaw Brodie (kelly Holman banfield)

RUCK: Gawn Sandilands (Cameron)

FWD: lambert walters McLean smith ahearn Ryan (venables Fritsch)
47k left
Love any feedback from you guys

James · 13/03/2018 at 07:56

Like Lek I have once again reconsidered the idea of going mid-pricer heavy after being unconvinced by Lycett and Sicily. However I don't like many defenders and am tempted to go 2-0-6 down back. That would leave me with:

R.Laird, M.Hibberd, N.Coffield,
A.Naughton, S.Murray, J.Finlayson
(T.Doedee, L.Murphy)

P.Dangerfield, T.Mitchell,
J.Kelly, Z.Merrett, N.Fyfe,
P.Cripps, A.Brayshaw, T.Kelly
(B.Banfield, D.Berry, N.Holman)

M.Gawn, T.Nankervis

I.Heeney, J.Billings, M.Walters,
D.Smith, B.Fritsch, L.Ryan
(L.Keeffe, J.Garlett)

Could switch Zerrett or Cripps for another defender but I don't trust any to score even close to them. Any thoughts fellas?

Gobbles34 · 13/03/2018 at 07:58

Laird, Tuohy, Shaw, doedee, Murray, Finlayson :Murphy,Mira
Danger, dusty, Zorko, crouch, Fyfe, Bont, Higgins, Kelly: Barry, Ahern, worpel
Grundy, Gawn :amarety
Heeney, McLean, Smith, Sicily, keefe, firtsch: Rioli, Ryan
Any ideas would be appreciated

    Gord29 · 13/03/2018 at 08:02

    Higgins and Keefe both unlikely to be picked

Gerald · 13/03/2018 at 08:17

No Rookie cheat sheets this year?

    Gord29 · 13/03/2018 at 08:33

    The JLT series has just finished I'm sure the guys would be working on one

CalebCripps922 · 13/03/2018 at 09:00

My current team
DEF:Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray {Finlayson,Mirra}
MID: Danger, Titch,Kelly,Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio,Brayshaw,Kelly{Banfeild,Barry,Holman}
FWD:Heeney,Billings,Smith,Bell,Ahern,Fritsch {Garlett,Ryan}
Any help appreciated community!

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 09:04

    Solid team. Similar to a lot of the GnR teams.

    Big spend in D1-D3. Are there any cheaper players you could take a punt on?

GoDoggies · 13/03/2018 at 09:09

Seem to be changing my team after every JLT match played
I'm fairly happy about my team now other then a few premo picks

DEFS- Laird, Tuohy, Sicily, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)

MIDS- Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, Brayshaw (freo), Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUCKS- Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

FWDS- Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Petracca, Fritch, Keeffe (Rioli, Ryan)

Rookies are obviously (but hopefully not ) going to change come Rd 1
I need help with my Fwd premos/mid pricers. Should I change Heeney to someone else
I had menegola but with no JLT with any of the big guns I'm not going to risk it

I also need help in the rucks, Nic Nat had a good wafl hit out apparently and Lycett struggled in JLT2 so ive gone for set and forget but I don't know who to pair with Gawn. I only really like Ryder and honestly I am willing to cop a doughnut his bye but I want to hear what everyone else thinks about other premo ruckmen

Now with Danger in the mid, if it is a serious injury (3+ weeks) I will downgrade to either Merrett or Coniglio (not sure)
If he is only injured for 1 or 2 Weeks I will just keep him in the lineup because we don't play any other teams in the first 2 rounds and I'm not going for the 50k prize more focused on league wins. So ill just play a rookie over him and hopefully come Round3 he will be back.
Final thing Touhy or Lloyd for D2

Any feedback on these queries would be appreciated

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 10:35

    I love the Parker selection. Of the ones not in the $600k category, he was the one who stood out on the weekend, he went ahead of Cripps for me as a M6. I still think you need 5 of the big boys.

    Parker is my M6 and team looks good. However, in competition with Coniglio and JOM purely on the cash saved and will depend on Rookies if I need extra cash to upgrade.

    Ryder has been in my team all preseason, but that round 10 bye does my head in. At this stage I’ll start him with Cameron at R3 who hopefully does good and keeps his place to round 10.

      GoDoggies · 13/03/2018 at 11:32

      I'm banking on Cameron aswell I have the cash to upgrade to him but for now I've kept Olango
      I'm just hoping that come round 10 someone will pop up and play or something will happen in the ruck department, like Sean Darcy last year
      Thanks for the feedback I really appreciate and it helps heaps

Finnius · 13/03/2018 at 09:16

To everyone saying that Savage is a trap – the bloke averaged over 100 for 8 rds in a row from when he came back last year, so it isn't like he is a preseason trap who just started in this role in 2018. We know that the ceiling is there and if you don't want to pay 550k for a defender I think that he has the most upside out of everyone at that price.

    paul · 13/03/2018 at 10:09

    I think they say this so you don't jump on putting doubt in your mind.

Rookie SC · 13/03/2018 at 09:17


New to SC and all my mates are in the comp so I can't ask them for help!

Any comments welcome.

Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, H Shaw, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keefe)

Mid: T Mitchell, Fyfe, Adams, Bont, A Hall, O'Merara, A Brayshaw, Dow (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Marton, Sinclair (Lycett)

Forw: Heeney, Wingard, Christensen, Stepehenson, Rayner, Ahern (Garlett, J Higgins)


    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 10:23

    i love the Hall pick. If i had to pick an outside the box I’d have him. Nice

    If you have Sinclair at R2, I would go Cameron at R3 as a backup.

    You might want to go one less keeper in defence and one more in forward line. Devon or petracca better value than Shaw.

      Rookie SC · 13/03/2018 at 11:16

      Thanks Derek – do I have too many premiums in my midfield?

      I feel like I've spent too much there and not enough forward/back

Tibor · 13/03/2018 at 09:41

Simpson and Keefe


Weitering and Sicily

    BlueBaggerJosh · 13/03/2018 at 16:48


Generic Midfield · 13/03/2018 at 10:04

martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps,martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mithcell, fyfe, cripps, martin, mitchell, fyfe, cripps,

gillie · 13/03/2018 at 10:06

Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

Any thoughts ?

Ben · 13/03/2018 at 10:13

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, H. Shaw, Sicily, O'Shea, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

MID: Dangerfield, Martin, T. Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Dow, Holman (Kelly, Worpel, Barry)

RUC: Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

FWD: Franklin, Billings, D. Smith, Fritsch, Garlett, Ryan (Stephenson, Venables)

$89,500 remaining salary. Not sure what I'd do if anything.

    DacZawson · 13/03/2018 at 12:14

    3 rookies on field in the forward line seems too many with the little options we have that could score well. Garlett and Ryan I see as purely bench options at this point.

gillie · 13/03/2018 at 10:37

Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

Any thoughts ?

Hcha · 13/03/2018 at 10:44

BACKS- Hibberd, Houli, J Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Mirra)
MIDS- Danger, Dusty, Titch, Zorkus, Fyfe, Armitage, Barry, Banfield (Worpel, Kelly, Holman)
RUCKS- Gawn, Nank (Olango)
FWDS- Franklin, Billings, D.Smith, Petracca, Bell, Ryan (Tiziani, Fritsch)


Jay · 13/03/2018 at 10:48

I” ve got Gawn McEvoy in the ruck, but I’m a bit concerned that no one else has gone for Big Ben. Have I missed something?

    Derek · 13/03/2018 at 12:29

    ceglar will be back soon. Hawks usually like playing two rucks. Looks like Pittonet not up to AFL level yet, but if you go with Big Boy, I’d be check in the progress of Ceglar.

    Ceglar did his ACL the same game that NicNat did. Last year was the first year at hawthorn Big Boy was the lone wolf, he did well.

      Jay · 13/03/2018 at 12:54

      Cheers Derek, thanks for the heads up.

      Nifty · 13/03/2018 at 17:06

      Hey Derek, I value your wisdom, could you pls shoot me yr email address..

    Russty_ · 13/03/2018 at 17:55

    I like Nank over McEvoy, seems to do more things around the ground, and is quicker than Big Mac.

MrLungie · 13/03/2018 at 11:02

Not 100% on this team, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Considering downgrading Martin to Nank and up grading a mid rookie to JOM. Job security is also an issue with Fogarty.

R.LairdM. Hibberd (Melb)S. SavageJ. Finlayson
A. NaughtonS. MurrayN. CoffieldT.Doedee

T. Mitchell (C)Z. Merrett (VC)L. NealeA. TreloarT.Kelly
L. Parker B. Banfield A. BrayshawN. HolmanD. Barry

M. GawnS. MartinD. CameronW. Frampton

J. Billings D. Smith I. Heeney J. Waterman
C. RaynerD. Fogarty B. Fritsch L. Ryan

    MrLungie · 13/03/2018 at 11:03

    $109K left in the bank to play with

Post_MaSloane · 13/03/2018 at 12:05

Is Cripps really that much of a lock? What do we reckon?

    dontblushbaby · 13/03/2018 at 12:57

    Only if you think he'll be in the top 8 Mids ,IMO he's in a group that might emerge , the issue I have is that there is talk of his role changing to more a forward.
    If it was said that he will play Mid and rest Forward I would pick him, dunno

    Steeeve · 13/03/2018 at 15:10

    I had him in my top 8 last year but luckily didn't start with him. He averaged top-8 points per game but was injured. I'll happily pay $530k for him this year. If he can avoid injury he'll cost you over $600k next year.

Shak · 13/03/2018 at 12:06

DEF: Laird, Savage, Siciliy, Naughton, Murray, Doedee, (Finlayson, Mirra)
MID: Dangerfield, J. Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Brodie, T. Kelly, (Dawson, Banfield, Barry)
RUC: Martin, Gawn, (English)
FWD: Billings, Gunston, McLean, Bell, Fogarty, Fritsch, (Keeffe, Ryan)

$132, 500 in the bank
Changed my forward line so many times and I hate it every time so any feedback is welcome

BadgerHoney7 · 13/03/2018 at 12:37

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.

dontblushbaby · 13/03/2018 at 12:48

P.Hanley out for 4 – 6 weeks

    NoLanguage · 13/03/2018 at 12:55

    At least its not R1 and costing me a trade!

Tim · 13/03/2018 at 13:58

Laird, Hibberd, B Ellis, Sicily, Bonner, O'Shea (Doedee, Murray)

Martin, Fyfe, Kennedy, Parker, Cripps, Brayshaw, TKelly, Barry (Banfield, Spargo, Holman)

Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

Franklin, Heeney, Petracca, Breust, Rayner, Ryan (Keefe, Fritsch).

Any thoughts?

BrownlowBoy · 13/03/2018 at 14:06

Cheers for the work in this preseason fellas. The articles are a saviour for us who cannot watch the games.

I have 2 lineups community, and not sure which one is better.

Team 1:
Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Coffield, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Murphy
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Bontempelli, Cripps, Brayshaw (FREO), Brodie, Kelly, Barry, Holman
Kreuzer, Gawn, Cameron
Heeney, Billings, Smith, Stephenson, Fritisch, Langdon-Giles, Ryan, Waterman

31k in the bank

Team 2:
Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Stoddart, Murphy
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, Fyfe, Brayshaw (FREO), Brodie, Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
Kreuzer, Gawn, Cameron
Heeney, Billings, Walters, Smith, Langon-Giles, Fritisch, Ryan, Waterman

107k in the bank

It comes down to a 5 or 6 premo midfield. I like 6 premiums as it generates more points, but at the same time the 5 premium midfield allows that extra rookie, in this case Banfield, who could generate more cash than a forward rookie such as Stephenson.

Thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Cheers Community!

Bald&theBeautiful · 13/03/2018 at 14:09

Roast me! $54k in the bank.

DEF: Hibberd, Savage, Witherden, Saad, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)

MID: Martin, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Rockliff, Blakely, Andy Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Banfied, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Balta)

FWD: Franklin, Heeney, Curnow, Bell, Fritsch, Ryan (Higgins, Rioli)

Am I taking a punt on too many mid-pricers? I really liked the look of Witherden last year and think he might be able to pull off a second year like Oliver last year – am I taking crazy pills? Obv rookies will be adjusted based on who's named.

    Harrison · 13/03/2018 at 15:00

    I like the punt on Witherden, only played 9 games though. Rockliff didn't play in any JLT so i'd stay away from him at the moment at the moment

      Bald&theBeautiful · 13/03/2018 at 16:04

      Is your concern re Witherden the fact he's a relatively unknown quantity long-term? Think it's better to bring in someone with a more dependable record like Ellis/Lloyd or any of those other type of defenders?
      As for Rocky not playing JLT, is this something we should be worried about? I was under the impression they were resting him in preparation for the main season. Something I'm missing?

SevenBegleySins · 13/03/2018 at 14:57

43k in the bank still unsure about a few picks unsure if rioli gets up for r1 or even if he'll make the final cut in my team.
Unsure on Zerrett vs Kelly and went pretty light on the forwardline with no real premos

Laird, Hibberd, Savage (Finlayson)
Sicily, Doedee, Murray (Murphy)

Dangerfield, Zerrett (Banfield)
Fyfe, Cripps, Steven (barry)
Coniglio, A,Brayshaw, T.Kelly (holman)

Gawn, Nankervis (cameron)

Walters, Smith, Caddy, (Garlett)
C.Rioili??, Bell, Fritsch (Ryan)

Leigh · 13/03/2018 at 15:36

Laird, rampe, saad
Naughton, O’Shea, dodoee (z Guthrie, finlayson)
Mitchell, Kelley, M crouch
Merret, Neale, Cripps, Barry, Armatige (Brayshaw, Banfield, Shipley)
Gawn, Lycett (English)
Billings, Smith, K Jack, Bell, Stephenson, Fritsch (ahern, Powell)

Any feedback would be appreciated community!!


The Ranger · 13/03/2018 at 16:51

Stuck between these two options at the moment…

Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson – Murray, Keefe
Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Banfield, Kelly, Barry – Coffield, Higgins, Holman
Gawn, Lycett – Cameron
Menegola, Heeney, Walters, Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch – Ryan, Brander

Leaving me 282K in the bank.

Or do I swap Hibberd down to Witherden and upgrade Lycett to Ryder?

Leaving me with 60K.

    Russty_ · 13/03/2018 at 17:46

    Hey Ranger, I think option 2 is the best, not sure how long Lycett will remain #1 Ruck with Nicnat on his way back. Vardy's still 4 weeks away or so, so you could still make some cash on Lycett I guess if you go that way. πŸ™‚
    Could also run 4 rookies down back and punt Lloyd and have a big bank.

      The Ranger · 13/03/2018 at 18:12

      Thanks Russty.
      I think the Lycett move will be a beauty if it comes off but jeez it's risky.
      Not sure I've got the swingers for it!

        Russty_ · 13/03/2018 at 18:16

        Haha yeah bugger of a year to try and pick a decent side ay?..selection night will make it all a lot clearer, I can see the SC server being very slow that night lol.

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dan · 13/03/2018 at 17:05

Hi all. So many drafts. Have a large bank for getting danger back. Going deep in forwards and loading up with rookies in defence. Please discuss
BACK: Laird, M.Hibberd, Naughton, O'shea, Doedee, Finlayson, (Murray, Mirra)
MID: Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Parker, Cogs, Dow, Kelly, Barry, (J.Higgins, Banfield, Holman)
RUC: Gawn, Nank, (Olango)
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, McClean, D.Smith, Stephenson, (Fogarty, L.Ryan)
McClean is my major POD, and lesser so Parker. The rest are all well used by others. Rookies subject to selection. $427 in the bank for the dangerfield fund

rockett_ · 13/03/2018 at 17:06

Still swapping and changing as we speak, but my team currently looks something like this
Question marks are who im not settled on yet
If danger doesnt get up for round one will swap to Kelly or Martin.
rookies basing on who gets picked

Laird, Hibberd, Mills? (Finlayson)
Naughton, O'Shea, Murray (Doedee)

Dangerfield?, Mitchell (T.Kelly)
Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps (Barry)
Brayshaw?, Brodie, Banfield (Holman)

Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)

Heeney, McLean, Smith? (Garlett)
Petracca?, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan)

Still have 225k in the bank

Jase · 13/03/2018 at 17:38

going to TRY and set and forget on this team lads ive just about had it..

DEF: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, mihocek)

MID: dusty, Sloane, Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, Coniglio, O'Meara, Brayshaw (gartlett, Kelly, Holman)

RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

FWD: Greene, billings, Walters, Dunkley, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Buckley)

    Blueth · 13/03/2018 at 17:48

    Love the Dunkley selection.
    FF with 20% midfield time.

    Yeo worries me cos the Eagles are gonna win 5 games this year

Blueth · 13/03/2018 at 17:44

What's the play if Danger is going to miss Round 1?
Option A: You weren't starting him anyway and don't care.
Option B: Hope he plays Round 2 and scores well so no one else ever has the money to pick him up.
Option C: Hold cash then wait til he plays to trade him in.

    Russty_ · 13/03/2018 at 17:53

    I was thinking, maybe start with Ablett and then back to Danger as soon as he's back in.
    Gaz is meant to be right for round 1..I'd keep the extra money to do that.

      Derek · 13/03/2018 at 23:39

      im Thinking the same. Keep the cash and use 1 trade

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:25

        Nice one Derek, Gazza could also equal or better Dangermouse's score.
        Could even go Mitchell VC and Gazza C first week πŸ™‚

          Blueth · 14/03/2018 at 10:21

          Being a bombers fan i'd back anyone to destroy our midfield but Gazz might be a bit underdone to have too much confidence in for me.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/03/2018 at 17:12

    I'm going with option C,sort of anyway,my plan is to have Fyfe as VC, Titch as C for the first five rounds then round six,get Danger back in,I will lose points but might save 50k – 100k.

Fitzy · 13/03/2018 at 18:05

Still chopping and changing some things around but getting close. Had Danger but have decided to take the punt on him not meeting his BE's coming back from a string

DEF – Laird, McGovern, Savage, Marchbank, Finlayson, Murray (Naughton, Doedee)

MID – Mitchell, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Lambert, Libba, Brayshaw (Freo version) (T Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUCK – Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

FWD – McClean, Caddy, Taberner, Fritsch, Bell, Ryan (G Myers, Z Giles-Langdon)

only $14k left

    TOPHAWK1 · 13/03/2018 at 19:56

    Gutsy team Fritzy! Some nice PODS there. But please PLEASE reconsider pick Taberner. He always stars during JLT games and then when the real stuff begins turns into a spud. Good look mate!

      Fitzy · 13/03/2018 at 20:09

      He is the one I've been flipping around over and over – Had Dunkley, but not sold on him as a regular scorer. Trying to decide if I go cheaper and leave enough in the bank to get Danger if need be.

      It's a great year for fallen Premos

TOPHAWK1 · 13/03/2018 at 19:22

Righto community, it's time to reveal my side as it sits pre round 1 team selections.

DEF- Rory Laird, Michael Hibberd, Marley Williams, Aaron Naughton, Sam Murray, Jeremy Finlayson (Tom Doedee-E, Lachlan Keefe)

MID- Dustin Martin,Tom Mitchell, Clayton Oliver, Matt Crouch, Zach Merrett, Nat Fyfe, Andrew Brayshaw, Tim Kelly (Dom Barry-E, Nic Holman, Darcy Fogarty)

RUC- Max Gawn, Toby Nankervis (Tony Olango-loophole)

FWD- Isaac Heeney, Toby McLean, Christian Petracca, James Sicily, Cameron Rayner, Bailey Fritsch (E- Liam Ryan, Zac Giles-Langdon)

Feedback always appreciated. Cheers community.

    Defying_Madness · 13/03/2018 at 19:42

    What is your plan to get Danger into your side when he is fit and hopefully drops in price? Apart from that team looks pretty solid.

      TOPHAWK1 · 13/03/2018 at 19:51

      I had a feeling that question was going to get thrown up. I think he will be back before (if) his price drops in any case. If he is only out for round 1 with real confidence, I will probably start with him. This side will be tweeked after the teams drop. Mark my words. This is purely a side that assumes Danger is injured for 3 or more weeks. Cheers mate.

    Mr.Brightside · 13/03/2018 at 19:43

    I’m in the Gawn & Nank corner also Tophawk, not sure about M.Williams though ,I like Luke Ryan for a bit more cash in that spot, there’s a lot of sameness with everyone’s D & M Rookies ,Good Luck

      Gord29 · 14/03/2018 at 00:36

      Like the Williams pick! Similar to savage and there is a lot of question marks down back and if he gets a good run would be a great pod.

    Blueth · 13/03/2018 at 20:25

    You got balls son.
    That forward line makes me reach for the bottle. So risky.

    The G-Train · 13/03/2018 at 20:42

    Not a fan of williams at D3 and not sold on McLean, other than that I think it looks strong

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 01:49

    Hi Hawk, I like your side, midfield's strong as hell…even without Danger.
    Williams is a good pod pick and could fall in a heap but then you deal with it if it happens, no big deal.
    Rucks are solid as shiyatt, and only thing I'd change about the fwd line would be Rayner to maybe, McCartin but he's no lock either lol.

    Rayner could surprise us all and score like a number 1 draft pick for all we know!

Mont69 · 13/03/2018 at 20:33

Laird, J McGovern, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Heron)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Liba, A. Brayshaw, Banfield (Garlett, Spargo, Barry)

Gawn and Nank (Cameron)

Heeney, Walters, Petracca, Crozier, Fritsch, Bell (Keefe, Ryan)

The G-Train · 13/03/2018 at 20:57

Hey guys, first post of the season, usually focus on rank but I am apart of a big cash league this season ($4500 1st prize) so I am focusing purely on winning my league. Would love your thoughts on my team and also any advice from anyone who usually plays purely for league wins and not rank. All rookies are subject to change as per round 1 lineups and there are quite a few players I am unsure of in each position. Thanks in advance

Laird, Hibberd, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Keefe (Naughton, Finlayson)

Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Fogarty, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

Gawn, Ryder (Cameron)

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Rayner, Ryan (Garlett, Fritsch)

    Bob Butter · 14/03/2018 at 10:40

    Not sold on Shaw after last weeks performance and maybe one too many mid pricers in the fwd line with Petracca and Smith, other than that it looks pretty good imo

    Daveo · 14/03/2018 at 15:13

    Maybe trade out shaw for coffield allowing you to upgrade kelly – danger (if named) and rayner to a premo?

    Red Herring · 14/03/2018 at 19:39

    My suggestion to win the league is to start with a few extra rookies and a fair chunk of cash. Only trade in the first 2 rounds to correct obvious mistakes. Try to hold your trades for a few weeks after that and then go hard until your team is better than everyone elses. I’ve tried it before and it worked well, but those first 5 or 6 weeks are damn hard to stomach.

    Only start with full premiums and players who will make you lots of cash, up towards a million. You’ll lose most or all early games but somewhere around round 8 you’ll be much better than most. It’s a great feeling trading out 2 rookies for two uber premiums.

    A tough league will only need just over 50% win to make finals. If you get lucky you jag 1 or 2 early, but you need to win most games once you start to build your team. You must save trades for the finals, ideally try to hit the finals with 2 trades for each game, very hard to do. I’d suggest maybe throw a bye round to focus on other 2.

    I’ll probably be told my strategy is crazy, but your goal is to get to the finals with a very solid team, 8 trades and a bit of cash.

    Having said all that, looking at your team you’ll need to ditch Shaw, Coniglio and Cripps unless you see them as being the best in their position come years end.

      Red Herring · 14/03/2018 at 19:43

      2nd paragraph should start by saying Premiums, Rookies and lots of cash.

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 20:02

        Why not start an Intense debate account mate, and then you can edit and delete your comments.

Sammy_14 · 13/03/2018 at 21:50

Some feedback would be great, thanks guys.

Def: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Keefe)

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

Ruc: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

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

Questions marks are:
– Danger or not
– Petracca or Smith
– Forward Rookies

Tim S · 13/03/2018 at 21:59

I managed to cobble this together with $800 spare:

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson (Murphy, Mirra)

MID: Dangerfield, Kelly, T.Mitchell, Fyfe, M.Crouch, Steven, Armitage, Holman (Higgins, Kelly, Barry)

RUCK: Gawn, Nankervis [but considering Sandilands], (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Greene. Billings, Poholke, Fritsch, Ryan (Rioli, Spargo)


fatboyfat7 · 13/03/2018 at 23:56

Not posting my team just yet because it still may change (and I'm terrified of the abuse it probably deserves!!… no seriously, some VERY dodgy selections….), but having looked through a lot of the teams posted here, and I know it's been mentioned before, round 14 is going to be huge for any rank player. Looks to be quite a few teams under prepared for the carnage and I think it's going to be the make or break of most teams this year.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!

*Sorry for preaching, god knows I lack the credentials…*

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:23

    Same here mate, don't even want to post my team yet haha…and between 2 weeks away and round 14 is a long time so maybe worry about that then.
    As my Team stands at the moment, I have plenty of players for the first 2 rounds of the byes and about 15 for round 14, can deal with that then though.
    There will have been many changes before then anyhoo.

      Moosehead · 14/03/2018 at 08:37

      Golly Rusty. I was looking forward to seeing your team because it will be VG as you are an experienced and helpful SCer which is why you and a couple of others are popular with the forum. Jock will be missed but you, Gater, Derek et al have stepped up to the plate. I have played SC for three years and am improving each year thanks to you lot.
      Good luck because even you need a little of it.

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 19:30

        Cheers Moose, thanks for the kind words mate.
        Glad to hear you've been improving your results in the last few years, we all learn by our mistakes in this game, hopefully! lol
        I finished around 1500th last year, and that was my best year so far out of 10, so I am by no means any kind of gun at this game.
        I mostly play for league wins though, cause that's the most fun for me, especially playing with coaches I know can play and will be there at the end fighting it out, rank is secondary in importance to me.
        Hope you have a good year Moose!, P.S, I don't even think about the byes until about 3 weeks before lol.

    Moosehead · 14/03/2018 at 09:21

    Fatboyfat7, what a name! You don’t eat too much like me do you? – ha, ha.
    Anyway, your excellent observation regarding round 14 is spot on and got me thinking so I have re-jigged my team so it is evenly spaced with my premiums* over the three byes. (Not worried about the round 10 bye)
    My initial team was better but was dreadfully undermanned for round 14. In my other three SC years I have been content to win two of the bye rounds but now I hope I am better poised to win all three in my one and only league which I have set up for my family and extended family members. We are merely playing for league and not rank.
    My premiums for the round 12 bye:
    Laird, Hibberd, Dangerfield, Martin, Fyfe, Coniglio, Gawn, Heeney, Barlow, Smith @ Petracca.
    Bye 13: Laird, Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Kreuzer, Heeney, McLean @ Barlow
    Bye 14: Hibberd, Mitchell, Cripps, Coniglio, Kreuzer, Gawn, McLean, Barlow, Smith, & Petracca.
    Of course my team will comprise more premiums when the bye rounds commence and especially round 14. My rookies are evenly spaced too and of course they willl be the group who will most probably be altered by round on.
    *Petracca @$433K is my cheapest ‘premium’. The apparent rule of thumb is for premiums to be $500K+ but I have a premiums/rookies team of 15 of each. No midfielders for me although I am/was tempted by Bonner, Bell, Christensen, Armitage, O’Meara etc.
    anyway, it has been fun messing about with my team and more changes will occur before Thursday week.
    Good luck everyone.

      fatboyfat7 · 14/03/2018 at 09:51

      Like you Moosehead I'm a relative novice in the SC world, 3rd or 4th season this year. Wish I could say I improved every year but I slipped back last season disappointingly…
      Just want to clarify though, the killer R14 bye I mentioned above is of more importance for rank players. If your playing solely for league, well the one poor week won't ruin your year if you follow me…

benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 00:12

This is my first post on this great forum, Thoughts on my selections please…

DEF – Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Murray ( Dear, Watson )

MID – Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, Brodie, Finlayson, Banfield ( Garlett, Wilson, Holman )

RUCK – Martin, Gawn ( Olango )

FWD – Heeney, Smith, McLean, Sicily, Bell, Fritsch ( Ahern, Ryan )

$26k Left..

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:19

    Hey Beno, maybe swap out Mills for Coffield, and Dear out for Doedee..and Watson for O'Connor, Wilson out for Barry, Brodie out for Andrew Brayshaw and Bell out for another midpricer.
    Let me know how much money you have left if you do that lol.
    Ahern out for maybe Darcy Fogarty/ Paddy McCartin.
    Good luck mate.

      benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 00:25

      Really…! Wow, I actually didn’t think it was that bad… Thanks mate, I think lol..

        Tom · 14/03/2018 at 00:26

        So you just want him to make it the same as everyone else?

          Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 00:30

          No Tom, I just want him to have a good start…it's not bad Beno, but some of those blokes aren't even in the picture.

        Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 20:19

        Think yourself lucky Beno that he didn’t advise you to bring in Shaw.. πŸ™‚

      benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 00:54

      Well I did all the changes as you suggested.. + I went Ahern for McCartin and Bell for Curnow only $3k left.. But now I don’t have a switch in DEF for Sicily so he’s now an outright FWD

        Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 00:56

        Keefe is one to consider if he is named

          benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 01:09

          Thanks mate, Definitely one for me to look at. How come no one has Dear as a FWD – DEF I personally think he is a good option..

            Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 01:26

            Hey Beno, I think it's just the fact that other Crow's forwards are standing out ahead of him, he might struggle to get a chance to play, especially with Fogarty doing so well last game, he might not even keep his spot with spud Walker coming back.
            You can only really consider the guys who played preseason, and he was omitted.

              benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 01:39

              Yeah fair call mate, appreciate the feedback..

                Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 01:40

                No probs mate, hope you have an enjoyable year.

    fatboyfat7 · 14/03/2018 at 10:16

    If you fancy Mills then run with him, a chance of going to the next level. I have my doubts over some of the rookies you have though, (Dear, Watson, Wilson, Ahern) don't think any will start R1 unfortunately. Other than that, I like it mate, good luck.

      benodonohue · 14/03/2018 at 16:13

      Thanks mate, I agree with Mills and would like to keep him in there. I’ve made changes to my rookies as you mentioned. Thanks again..

    JohnDJ59 · 14/03/2018 at 18:09

    Looking at what everybody else has said,I would like to add,why not keep Mills and downgrade Hurley instead,then you could get Billings or Buddy in the fwds instead of Ahern,then have Fritsch as the E on the bench.

    benodonohue · 15/03/2018 at 10:21

    Thanks for the comments, I have made changes based on the advice…

    DEF – Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Sicily, Naughton, Murray ( Doedee, O’Connor )

    Changes in DEF – I have downgraded Hurley and moved Sicily to DEF swapped out rookies Dear and Watson for Doedee and O’Connor.

    MID – Danger, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw (freo), Finlayson, Banfield ( Kelly, Barry, Holman )

    Changes in MID – I Removed Cripps and Brodie and added Zorko and Brayshaw from freo. Ditched rookies Garlett and Wilson and brought in Kelly and Barry.

    RUCK – Martin, Gawn ( Olango )

    FWD – Franklin, Greene, McLean, D Smith, P McCartin, Fogarty, ( Fritsch , Brown )

    Changes in FWD – Removed Heeney and Bell then pushed Sicily into DEF and added Greene, Franklin, McCartin (stk) and Fogarty. Ahern’s been scrapped and Ryan has been replaced by Brown (Syd) know idea who he is just the cheapest rookie I could find haha..

    Only $800 Left..

    How is it looking now?

Pecks1970 · 14/03/2018 at 00:35

Long time reader, first time poster yada yada.

Have taken the boys’ podcast advice and gone full fat with the forward line, leaving a 2 _ 6 backline.

Is this team even viable? So different from what I’m used to. Thoughts?

Laird Hibberd Coffield Cole Naughton Murray (Finlayson Doedee)

Mitchell Kelly Oliver Merrett Fyfe Brayshaw Brodie Banfield (Kelly Barry Holman)

Gawn Nankervis (Cameron)

Heeney Billings Walters McLean Smith Christensen (Ryan Frisch)

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 01:36

    Hi Pecks, yeah mate it's viable, just leave Cole on the bench in the backline, there'll be a lot of teams with very thin backlines this year, just gotta ride it out.
    Midfields and Fwd lines are strong as are Rucks…so you just really need to spend in one line when you get the money…it's not really what you're used to year this year…for sure.
    Not sure what cash you have left but you could consider a low priced midpricer in the backline maybe …Bonner…Howard?

      Pecks1970 · 14/03/2018 at 02:09

      Cheers Russty. Appreciate your advice mate

    Derek · 14/03/2018 at 10:47

    It looks very similar to mine.

      Derek · 14/03/2018 at 10:48

      Except the players are different, similar structure though

        The Ranger · 14/03/2018 at 11:15

        Yeah it seems the only way to get Bundy to F6 is to go with only two premos in the backline doesn't it?
        I haven't gone there yet but I can understand why you'd do it.

BendOver&Coffield · 14/03/2018 at 02:15

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (O'Conner, Murphy)
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holam (Finlayson, Kelly, Barry)
Kruezer, Gawn (Cameron)
Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Keeffe, Ryan)

193K in the bank.

Obviously concerned about Danger and Kruezer niggles. Decided to not hop on any MIDS that recently made a large jump in points (Oliver, Merrett, Kelly) opting for those that are more proven (Zorko, Fyfe, Mitchell)
I'm thinking I could upgrade Sicily to Franklin or Coniglio to a premo which avoids taking risks and leaves me with ~60K in the kitty.


    Connor · 14/03/2018 at 08:24

    You are never gonna win SC if you don't take a risk somewhere…

    Gord29 · 14/03/2018 at 08:43

    Go through and read majority of the comments as it’s pretty much exact the same as most teams

    Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 09:33

    Interesting comment on the "new" premo mids. Agree with this in part but Merrett has been premium a year longer. Kreuzer on the other hand at long last achieved his potential after a long run of disappointment. You are backing him to back up..?

Gord29 · 14/03/2018 at 08:45

Hi community would love your thoughts

Laird, Savage, Sicily, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Murray, Finlayson)

Danger, kelly, Zorko,Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, LDU, Brodie (Banfield, Kelly, Holman)

Gawn, Lycett (Cameron)

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Lobb, Ryan (Gartlett, Frisch)

173,700 left

Feedback appricatted

Gil · 14/03/2018 at 09:06

Def -Laird,Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee , Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)
Mid- Dusty, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Conig, Jaeger, Armitage, Barry (Banfield, Kelly, Holeman)
Ruck – Martin, Gawn (Olango)
Fwd – Buddy, Heeny, Billings, D.Smith, Bell, Keeffe (Fritsch, Ryan)

Any comments apprectiated

    Gil · 14/03/2018 at 09:13

    appreciated ***

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:35

    Would pick one of Armitage or JOM. Personally I'd go Jaeger

Petracconaldo · 14/03/2018 at 09:11

Def: Laird, Dr Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
Mid: Danger. Mitchell, Sloane, Merrett, Neale, Whitfield, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn, Ryder/Lycett? (Pittonet)
Fwd: Billings, Lambert, Smith, Stephenson, Fogarty, Fritch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)
72.6k in the kitty

Derek · 14/03/2018 at 09:33

am i hearing light at the end of the tunnel?

word is that Jack Higgins killed 'em in a VFL practice game on the weekend. Tigers still need to replace Riloli and word is that he is back in the picture.

    Matho · 14/03/2018 at 12:37

    Hope so but he will need to play six games to make some cash. How much credence should we pay to internal practice matches! How long is Rioli out? The boy can play though.

    Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 16:38

    Surely Bolton is first cab off the rank for this spot looked good in jlt

theBIGhix · 14/03/2018 at 10:06

Hey community, please pick this team apart. In a few money leagues so going for league wins instead of overall ranking as priority. Rookies obviously dependent on round 1 teams:

Def: R.Laird, M.Hibberd,J.Lloyd, Angus Brayshaw, A.Naughton, J.Finlayson B: T.Doedee, S.Murray
Mid: D.Martin, N.Fyfe, S.Pendelbury, P.Cripps, D.Shiel, D.Armitage, P.Dow, D.Barry B: B.Banfield, T.Kelly, N.Holman
Ruc: S.Jacobs, M.Gawn B: T.English
Fwd: L.Franklin, D.Smith, C.Petracca, J.Sicily, D.Fogarty, L.Ryan B: W.Rioli, B.Fritsch.
$197,400 in the bank.
Cheers Community!

    Petracconaldo · 14/03/2018 at 11:24

    Shiel and Pendles might burn you this year, especially with how good both the GWS and Collingwood midfield is, so maybe try to upgrade both or downgrade both and upgrade the forward line a bit

Sam · 14/03/2018 at 11:30

Hi All, any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)

MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Greene, Billings, Bell, Christensen, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)


Steve · 14/03/2018 at 11:31

B – Hurley, Savage, Burne-Jones, Short, Murray, FInlayson (Doedee, Johnson)
M – Mitchell, M Crouch, Neale, Bont, Menegola, Whitfield, Libba, A Brayshaw (LDU, Garlett, Kelly)
R – Gawn, Lycett (Cox)
F – D Smith, Petracca, Taranto, Impey, Rayner, Giles Langdon (Fritsch, Ryan)

Derek · 14/03/2018 at 11:58

Is it time to panic yet? ……….. i can't wait for the PANIC ROOM.

at some stage last night i had RGray in my team, thinking that was a good idea and wondering why i hadn't noticed him before.

This is what the team looks like after the JLT games. Looking more and more GnR, especially after that wonderful article from BVC reminding us that rookies are only there to make cash and the cheaper they start the more cash they will make.

Have gone light in defense and heavy everywhere else. I think i've said that in the past anyway; defenders, i wouldn't give them the time of day.

Laird, Mills, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Mihocek)

Dangerfield, Dusty, Oliver, MCrouch, Fyfe, Parker, Banfield, Higgins (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)

Heeney, Billings, Barlow, Devon, Petracca, Fritsch (Ahern, Ryan)

$14k left over.

I couldn't justify Hibberds price of $550k, especially with Lewis's new role in defense, saad and TMac going forward, just not happy with that much lolly on a Melb defender.

I know i started Mills last year and he was one of the first i got rid of. A year later he is the same price! but his upside is greatly improved. he is much cheaper than Lloyd and should have just as good output, and as the year goes on he might find himself in the guts.

I've gone 5x $600k+ midfielders and my M6 is Parker. He looked fantastic on the weekend and gets the nod ahead of Cripps, Coniglio and JOM.

First year i'm going Set and forget in rucks, although with Ryder it is far from forget with the round 10 bye. Hopefully Cameron holds his place, otherwise it might cost me a trade.

Forward line is on steroids. Petracca at F5 is insane.

i probably like this team better than my previous efforts, but 7 cheap on-field rookies will make a nervous start to the season. The good news is that nearly everyone will have the same 7 rookies.

If Danger misses Round 1, i will replace him with TMitch and hold the cash to trade him in later.

Not many sleeps now!

    Defying_Madness · 14/03/2018 at 12:46

    Mills is an interesting one and someone I have been considering. Hibberd's price is definitely too high and stops me from getting in a keeper at M6. What do you see Mills averaging for the year? Not a fan of Savage or Lloyd are there any other ones I should be considering? Currently have Marchbank in that D2 spot however I am unsure if I have the guts to take such a big risk
    Team looks very good though and has a similar structure to mine. Thanks mate and good luck for the coming year.

      Derek · 14/03/2018 at 14:11

      Cut and paste what I said about Mills 12 months ago. But he is 3rd year now. Should get midfield time, but they have a lot of good ones already. I can see plenty of 80-85’s with occasional 100+. But I expect improvement during season and by second half the 80’s become 90’s.

      McGrath I like, but is only $15k cheaper and second year.

        Gord29 · 15/03/2018 at 08:52

        Balls with that backline. I really like the team overall. Unsure on Barlow though but could be a great pod

          Derek · 15/03/2018 at 09:24

          i'm relying on Barlow getting some of Abletts points. However i think Hall will be the biggest winner.

            pod · 15/03/2018 at 11:01

            Spot on about Hall. He'll rip it up with no gazza.

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 15/03/2018 at 10:57

    Im starting Mitchell over Dusty. Only starting Hibberd as D2 because he will be top 5 def come years end so set and forget. Barlow not even on my rader nor Mills love your reasoning behind those picks but not for me. l have gone with Ryder aswell added Rocky to list will only add to his hitouts to adv, rd 10 is along way away have a few ideas what l will do come rd 10. l have Cripps but like the Parker selection. Both Parker & Cripps are usually slow starters, unlike previous years thou with Cripps at least this year hes up and running and l think should av l think about 110. l have Patracca at F5 aswell. l have Billings at F2 but im not sure hell stay there as you know me Derek l look closely at the bye rds. Overall the way your team is come rd 14 Laird, Mills, Danger, Dusty, Crouch, Fyfe , Parker, Heeney, Billings are all out. l hope l play you then! good luck Buddy hope you have a great year. P.s hope my Pies beat the Hawks 1st up!!

Harry Hole’ · 14/03/2018 at 12:31

I am surprised at your team because it will be a disaster in round 14 with only 5 of your 15 premiums available. For a fellow who has a lot of sensible and helpful input you haven’t allowed for the dreaded round 14 bye. Of course you will trade many rookies out by then but at this stage, I’d like to be playing you in round 14. Some advice mate. Trade Ryder in AFTERhis bye.
Good luck Derek because you will need it.

    Derek · 14/03/2018 at 13:46

    Thanks Harry, great advice. All the excitement I forgot to check the byes. Cheers.

      Derek · 14/03/2018 at 19:40

      Dusty to TMitch and BCrouch to Kelly doesn’t hurt team, in fact love it. Cheers

        dontblushbaby · 14/03/2018 at 20:09

        So if Danger is out R1, will you go Ablett now that you have bought TMitch in ? Just curious cos that’s my thinking

          Derek · 14/03/2018 at 20:46

          I don’t think he will miss.

            dontblushbaby · 14/03/2018 at 21:47

            I believe it’s the first time its happened to him, if so, He will be shit scared of going at 100% , believe me I had no isues with hammys until 28, then I wasn’t confident for at least 6 weeks, however we are talking about an elite athlete and not me but he will push the envelope, seriously I believe he will blow up through the season anyway , think C.Rioli , just my take as I love Danger but not only as footballer but as an embassador to the game

              Derek · 14/03/2018 at 23:58

              He is very expensive…..

                Steeeve · 15/03/2018 at 15:56

                I'm worried he won't be at 100%. Could drop 150k pretty quickly with a few 'normal' games — 90s, 100s. Then anyone starting without him would have not sacrificed many points, if any, and will be at a huge advantage.

                  Defying_Madness · 15/03/2018 at 17:10

                  I am also worried about this. Starting Danger or not is going to make or break seasons it looks like.

                  Shake_n_Bake_ · 15/03/2018 at 17:18

                  My plan is to start Omeara for that reason im hopeful bringing in Kelly instead of Danger will not be much score difference at all. Im thinking hold off for Danger till rd 6 or 7 by then with a couple of scores say of 100 will see him dip to about $650 and Omeara avg hopefully 90 odd will increase to over $400k l will start with the extra coin in the kitty. 🀞

DannyB · 14/03/2018 at 13:32

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson, Coffield & Murray
MID: TMitchell, Kelly, MCrouch, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield, Davies-Uniacke, TKelly & Holman
RCK: Gawn, Nankervis & Cameron
FWD: Heeney, Dahlhaus, Walters, Petracca, Stephenson, Fritsch, JPickett & Ryan

Have 1,400 in the bank.
I'm quite happy with the team, pending teams being named.
Any suggestions on if my team can be impoved?

TrillieFarley · 14/03/2018 at 13:47

SOS community. I shall be refreshing this thread from my Fortaleza position on the floor at work.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, +3 Rookies
MID: Martin, Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio + 5 Rookies
RUC: Gawn, Nank, Cameron
FWD: Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Christensen +3 Rookies

$46.7k in the war chest. Rookie selections are dependent on search party every returning from scouting duties.

Sammy_14 · 14/03/2018 at 16:08

Help please!

Some feedback would be great, thanks guys.

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

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

Ruc: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)

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

Thoughts on 2 Premo Backs and 5 premo forwards with lack of rookie Options?

    Sean's Mob · 14/03/2018 at 18:22

    I like it am going with something similar. Fritsch seems to be the best of the forward rookies with daylight second

    JohnDJ59 · 14/03/2018 at 23:40

    I don't mind it,but I personally would be putting someone like Mills in at D3,then move Keeffe to the fwds for Garlett.or just leave as is.I looked at that set up as well,but 4 rookies on the field in def made me very nervous.They all seem good ones,I have them as well,but only three on the ground.

Big G · 14/03/2018 at 16:14

DEF: Laird, Piggy Hibberd, Howe, Naughton, Doedee, Finalyson (Murray, Mirra)
MID: Danger, Dusty, T Mitchell, Zorko, Fyfe, Cogs, Brodie, Banfield (Tim Kelly, Barry, Holman)
RUCK: Kreauzer. Gawn (ologango)
FWD: Buddy, Menegola, McLean, Ahern, Rioli, Firstch (Garlett, L Ryan)

Any comment appreciated.

    Stuart · 14/03/2018 at 17:39

    You spelled Kreuzer wrong.

      Big G · 14/03/2018 at 18:39

      Ha. Thanks.

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 18:47

        And Fritsch..lol but who's checking? Hey Big G, is that Cyril Rioli?…have you heard any news on Ahern or Menengitis's injuries?
        Not sure how much money you have left but maybe Menegola to Heeney/ Petracca so you could get a more solid pick than Rioli/Ahern..whether it's Cyril or Willy
        Could even downgrade Kreuz for the extra cash, I reckon we need to load our fwd lines this year, with decent rookies being so scarce.
        Good solid team though mate.

          Big G · 14/03/2018 at 20:02

          Cheers Rusty. I haven't heard news on Ahern or Menegola, but having not seen much of either pre-season I take your point both could potentially be risks. I like your Petracca downgrade suggestion actually to upgrade Willie R to a mid-pricer, like Christensen.

Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 16:23

All comments welcome

Def. Laird. Simpson. Mills. Angus Brayshaw. Naughton. Doedee. (. Murray. Murphy )

Mid. Martin. Mitchell. Fyfe. Whitfield. Bont. JOM. Fogarty. Banfield. (. Ballard. Kelly. Holman. )

Ruck. Kreuzer. Gawn. (. Cameron. )

Fwd. Heeney. Greene. Petracca. Hogan. Bolton. Keefe. (. Ahern. Ryan. )

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 18:19

    Hey Tibor, don't mind it mate, some nice pods in there with Whitfield and Hogan, I have Whitfield too πŸ™‚
    Are you dead set on JOM?..just sayin cause you could run with 3 and 3 in the backline if you put Brayshaw in JOM's spot and brought Finlayson into the backline, could run Murray onfield and have Fin on the bench..or put Brayshaw back in the backline and run Kelly onfield in the mids.
    Just a suggestion could save you some nice money for getting Danger in when you're ready.

      Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 22:32

      Thanks will consider that because I'm far from locked on JOM. Obviously want Danger but I'm not paying that for someone who starts the year late and or with a dodgy string. Your suggestions allows me to pull the Danger in trigger when it suits me

      THanks again

      Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 22:46

      Yep ta Rusty JOM out. Brayshaw to the midfield and Finlayson in the back half. Sort out who starts on the ground later and carrying the 200 plus k bank ready to grab Danger. When the time is right

      Much obliged….

        Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 23:29

        No probs mate, hope It works out, gives you that extra dpp swinger too πŸ™‚

CrackersFC · 14/03/2018 at 16:36

Hi JR Community

Happy to hear what you think.
Have Danger but will wait to the last minute and if I need to change to Oliver as a straight swap. Also have Marley Williams NM. They’ll see a lot of the ball down back.

Def: Laird, Hibberd, M Williams (NM), Naughton, Doedee, Murray (O’Shea, Finlayson)

Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw (Freo), Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

Ruck: Gawn, Sandilands then Ryder after his bye (Olango)

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Waltrers, Smith, Keefe, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

Thanks all.

Tibor · 14/03/2018 at 16:47

Not seeing a lot of Clayton Oliver in many sides. Is it because we don't think he can back up last years effort? For me I had him from the start last year for a bit over 300k. And this years price just feels wrong somehow, not even my health insurance has gone up this big.

Are players such as Merrett Coniglio Cripps simply a better option than Bupa Oliver?

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 18:09

    Hey Tibor, I think a lot of coaches are thinking that, re: your last sentence, I've got him locked in though, worth every penny I reckon.
    Hard to believe a guy could go from a rookie one year to a premo the next but he did it.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/03/2018 at 18:30

    I'm going with him,he's priced around the same as Crouch & kelly and I don't see people complaining about their price,we need to think can he score enough to justify his price,I think he can,I also had him from the start last year sitting at M6,I'm sure he's one of the reasons I did so well.

      Derek · 14/03/2018 at 23:53

      76.5% TOG last year.

      Into his 3rd year, natural improvement plus bigger tank should see him around 82%+ do the maths.

      Throw in no Lewis and no Viney and Gawn back.

      He is my biggest lock

    TommyC99 · 15/03/2018 at 07:45

    Locked in for me. I missed out on him last season, can’t afford to do the same again!

chowdetron · 14/03/2018 at 18:26

My first time into Supercoach properly (not counting when I was 12 and selected only Collingwood players).
Would appreciate some feedback on my team, been lurking on here for a few weeks now.





I'm not sold on all my rookies (forward line especially) and will be waiting until teams are announced before I pull the trigger.
Also, considering subbing Dangerfield for a Mid-Tier and trading back in R2.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/03/2018 at 23:27

    I usually give a lot of advice on how to improve teams,this has to be the first time that I won't have too.Well done chowdetron.

Apocalypse · 14/03/2018 at 18:49


Laird, Hibberd, Tuohy, Naughton, Murray, Doeedee (Finlayson, Payne)

Laird & Hibberd I still expect to have monster years, although I hate paying $500k+ for defender premo's… happy enough locking away these two as top 6 defenders end of the year. Saving some money on Tuohy as a POD at D3, who I think will be around the mark end of the year.

Mitchell, Kelly, Oliver, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Worpel, Barry)

Mitchell, Oliver, Crouch all ball magnets.
Fyfe speaks for himself and Kelly has recently came in for Danger, I don't start players with an interrupted pre-season or injury concerns, let alone the most expensive player. Kelly the next best option? Also considering Zerrett, Zorko and Duncan.
Brayshaw is expensive but will generate a decent amount of points even with the expensive price tag, the other midfield rookies should generate enough money.

Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

Gawn #1 ruck for the year and dark horse is Nank with his tank.

Billings, Lambert, Mclean, Smith, Sicily, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

Billings getting match game fitness, should be around the mark. Lambert should be around the mark with some more midfield time, great end of the season in 2017. Same goes to Mclean and love players that are purpose traded, players often see a 5-10 point increase and hoping Smith is no different. Sicily is the perfect DEF/FWD swing late in the season at F7/D7. Eyeing off a fallen Heeney/Buddy at F5-F6.

THOUGHTS? OPINIONS? My only advice is hold firm community and don't do any rash decisions next week (besides from your rookies!)

Wodjos · 14/03/2018 at 19:02

Would appreciate feedback.

Def: laird Hibberd Savage Keefe doedee Coffield / O'Connor Murray

Mids: Martin titch Kelly fyfe crimps congilio Finlayson poekle / Holman Bradshaw Kelly

Ruck: Gawn Martin/ cameron

Fwd: buddy billings Smith petracca fogharty fritsch/ Ryan garlett

Sully321 · 14/03/2018 at 19:06

Laird, JJ, Mills/sicily? (murray)
coffield*, naughton, O'Shea* (doedee)
Danger, dusty, titch, (holman)
Zerret, Fyfe, Cripps, (Barry)
Brodie, kelly (Finaylson)
Gawn, Nank (cameron)
McClean, devon smith, +two of walters, petracca and curnow
Fritsch, Garlett
(Ahern, Giles-Langdon)

really not sure about pretty much everything, especially the fwd line and I feel I can't spend so much on the 3 big mids, an extra 100k might be better spent on a Tom Bell at f5 or someone of the sort

your thoughts would be very much appreciated

Ryan · 14/03/2018 at 19:23

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, O’Shea, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
Mid: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Crouch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Barry (T.Kelly, Banfield, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn, Nank (Olango)
Fwd: McLean, Barlow, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)
Sacrificed a def premo to stock the mids and forwards, think I’d rather a def rookie that scores 60+ to a small forward scoring 30
Any thoughts appreciated

Dermin8r · 14/03/2018 at 20:10

It is my second year of SC and I tried to win it in round 1 last year but didn't fully understand SC and its strategies, this year I am trying to go with enough enough points early to be competitive and some key rookies to make me some $$ to up grade early. my 1.0 team pre-round one is as follows:
Yeo, Laird, Byrne-Jones, Doedee, S. Murray, Finlayson (Mirra, Keeffe)
Mitchell, Zorko, Beams, Fyfe, Neale, Rockliff, Brayshaw, Brayshaw (T. Kelly, D. Barry, J. Worpel)
Ryder, Gawn, (Nankervis)
Heeney, Petracca, C. Brown, W. Rioli, W. Setterfield, D. Fogarty (Bonar, Higgins)

    Russty_ · 14/03/2018 at 20:18

    Hi Derminator, Not a bad effort mate, but I'd reconsider your fwd line, Get rid of Brown, Rioli and Setterfield, and Bonar.
    Get Fritsch and Liam Ryan in, and then 3 new ones in the fwd line.
    Consider playing more rookies in the midfield to free up some cash.
    You need to have minimal rookies in the fwd line this year.
    Good luck bud.

      Dermin8r · 14/03/2018 at 20:25

      Thanks mate, I appreciate the constructive feedback

FearTheBeard · 14/03/2018 at 20:55

Gday Community!

Can I get some advise on the current set up :

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finalyson (Keefe, Murphy)

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Rocky, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Kreuzer, Gawn (Cameron)

Buddy, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Bell, Fogarty (Fritsch, Ryan)

Been toying with downgrading Rocky to Con/Libba or potentially downgrading Kreuz to Ryder and upgrading to Bont. Not sure…

    Fearthebeard · 15/03/2018 at 16:57

    No love??

    Pecks · 16/03/2018 at 01:29

    Hey FTB.
    Dunno about you but I can’t do the Rocky thing again this year. He is made of glass. Also there’s the port bye when you have to field a full team. All adds up to a big nup for me.
    Hey, there’s a reason why you don’t see him in any/many teams mate.

Maverick · 15/03/2018 at 01:38

Got a couple dilemmas fellas.. bare with me here
1. Who should I lock in as F4? Avoiding that rd14 bye Options are petracca, Sicily or Lewis Taylor (huge pod)

2. Lock Ryder in f1 and throw away the key or go nank & and use that extra $70k to upgrade that f4 above to a toby Greene or my f5 to Stephenson instead of Ryan or venables…
TIA community

    Derek · 15/03/2018 at 09:29

    i want to pick taylor every year. he is a brillent player, but goes missing for too long. Sicily relies on intercept marks, might be some games where they just don't happen for him, especially once coaches work out he needs to be made accountable and play him man on man.

    Hogan is an option who i'm looking at. have petracca now, but i am looking at Hogan at F5 and McCartin at F6

Shave · 15/03/2018 at 01:43

Hey community, here’s me team…

Laird, hibberd, tuohy, naughton, doedee, murray (finlayson murphy)

Titch, Kelly, zerret, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, brayshaw, Barry (Holman Kelly banfield)

Gawn, Nic Nat (cameron)

Heeny, McLean, Smith, Hogan, fritsch, Ryan (Garlett ahern)

158k left, plan is to upgrade the better early performer of either Parker or Cripps to danger when the time is right. Hogan… I just have a feeling, looked good in jlt, has a good team around him, pretty cushy early draw, if he can average 80-85 to round 10 I’ll look to turn him into a port fwd or t.lynch. If Nic Nat isn’t named then I may go premo ruck and scrap the hogan plan. Any thoughts appreciated cheers

    Gord29 · 15/03/2018 at 06:06

    Like the get danger plan in. Solid team similar to majority on this sight

    Tibor · 15/03/2018 at 17:29

    Shave just on Hogan. Did you just pay in the 300 k bracket for this kid. I think you should just trust that feeling. Not sure ultimately if he is a good supercoach type but at this price……

paul · 15/03/2018 at 08:51

Thoughts on Naughton and O 'Shea,Naughton is only 18 will he take the pressure straight up at top level and be consistent enough.I have been doing some background research on o'Shea and he has the experience at 26. The thing i don't understand is he only played 24 mins in the JLT ,scoring 60. I have changed my back line so many times it's doing my head in and i my sure i have some friends here .So instead of changing i decide to dig deeper. O 'Shea at 166 with his exposure to footy is really a steal and from what i have read he can play.if he is named round one he is the one to have i feel. I will not pay over 500 for a defender as the top ones nearly drop in price as they need to average 110 to hold their price. This was the only position left i was not confident about in my team.Really O'Shea should be named its just the lack of JLT time which puzzles Me. good luck everyone.

    Derek · 15/03/2018 at 09:23

    If both named i'll be on O'Shea

Derek · 15/03/2018 at 09:26

for those who are looking at a cheap ruck at R2. what about Cox at R2 instead of lycett or Simpson? very similar price. has DPP as a bonus

    pod · 15/03/2018 at 11:07

    Add to that job security and he must be considered.

      Tibor · 15/03/2018 at 17:16

      All sounds great the only thing that cruels the deal is he is poop at playing football

Jack McCartney · 15/03/2018 at 10:26

Pretty happy with my team. Want to hear some lads thoughts. Bit worried about a lacking forward line, what are the good rookies looking like.

Def: Yeo, Laird, Sicily, Brayshaw, Coffield, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
Mid: Danger, Martin, Titch, Kelly, Cripps, O'Meara, Brayshaw, Brodie (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)
Rucks: Ryder, Gawn (Olango)
Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Stephenson, D.Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Ahern)

Vnow · 15/03/2018 at 10:40

Yeo, Laird, Coffield, Naughton, Murray, Dodee (Finlayson, Mirra)
Danger, Dusty, Z Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, A Brayshaw, Banfield (Barry, Kelly, Holman)
Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
Franklin, Heeney, Billings, Lambert, Fritsch Ryan (Garlet, Giles-Langdon)

Going with only 2 premiums in defence. It's making me very uneasy, but I feel like it's the right strategy this year. Thoughts?

    pod · 15/03/2018 at 11:05

    Very risky Def. but a lot of teams similar with only 2 premiums. Keep in mind Def. rookies don't usually score big so prepare for that and you'll be ok. Also think Yeo is overpriced.

      Vnow · 15/03/2018 at 11:09

      Valid points, and agree on Yeo – but it seems that no one has him this year, so almost at POD. Surely he'll play alot of midfield this year.

        pod · 15/03/2018 at 11:13

        Which might diminish his points. His best performances have been across half back. Laird is a lock but not Yeo, only my opinion.

          Vnow · 15/03/2018 at 11:17

          Yep fair call. I love Hibberd, but expecting him to drop in price aswell, so will swoop later. Don't mind Lloyd from Sydney.

            Gord29 · 16/03/2018 at 06:30

            like it a lot! yeo to hibberd wouldn't be a bad move with yeos starting price

Fourbells · 15/03/2018 at 11:55

Hi. Advise needed
Cripps and Coniglio or Whitfield and Liberatore

    daveo · 15/03/2018 at 15:10

    Cripps and cog

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:48

    1st option by a stretch

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:25

    First option is in my side

Maverick · 15/03/2018 at 11:55

DEF:: laird, savage, mills, naughton, doedee, coffield (Murray, finlayson)
Hibberd for me is overpriced can find the pill but I reckon I can find him cheaper through the season, savage lately season was a different player and showed in JLT his a great get and mills I feel has great upside will average 85+. The rookies naughton & coffield are pricey but u know they will play ALOT of games.

MID:: danger, Mitchell, zerrett, Parker,Fyfe, Selwood, brayshaw,Brodie ( kelly banfield holman)
Danger misses a week I’ll still start him! Selwood will play huge midfield minutes unlike danger and Ablett who will rotate forward a lot. The rest of premos pick them selves and again brayshaw and Brodie should play all season u can’t put price on JS.

RUCK:: Gawn & nank (olango)
Not a lot to say nank is a bull around the ground rd 11 I’ll by chasing Ryder

FWD:: Lambert, McLean, smith, petracca, keeffe, fritsch (venables, Ryan)
No player over 500k too pricey for the unknown and all but Greene with that rd 14 bye! I’m happy with my spread here though in my eyes will be top 8s. Rookies here scare me though. Am considering coffield > Murphy down back and venables > Stephenson for JS in fwd line.

Hit me with all you have guys. I’m feeling this is very close to my round 1 side pending rookies named rd 1.

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:51

    Looks great but I think Selwood is spent. Had him last year and was disappointed

Daveo · 15/03/2018 at 15:17

My team… i think i like it. Thoughts on the rookie selections as well please?

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, C. Ellis, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Finlayson)
Mid: Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Coniglio, Ellis-Yolmin, Andrew Brayshaw, T. Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Fwd: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Caddy, Bell, Fritsch (Keefe, Ryan)

    daveo · 15/03/2018 at 15:18

    Woops and Ruck is Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:48

    Cam Ellis Yolman?

    260k. You’re joking surely

      daveo · 16/03/2018 at 13:14

      Well nope, i can see him definitely reaching nearly 500k while scoring pretty well, then upgrade to premium. Thats not outrageous i wouldnt have thought

BlueBaggerJosh · 15/03/2018 at 16:56

Weitering in defence or Rioli in forward? CN swing Sicily to accomodate

    Tibor · 15/03/2018 at 17:34

    If Bruce mcavaney gets a gig at champion data and can give Cyril points then get him. If Cyril has to earn his points with actual performance rather than media hype then you should look at Cyril's price and ask yourself why he doesn't cost the earth….

      Leigh · 16/03/2018 at 12:56

      He played 7 games.. Average 100 in 12' and since then above 90 apart from last year where he got injured and his father died

Fisherdan · 15/03/2018 at 17:46

What do you think fellas?

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Keefe, Murphy)
Mid: Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Andrew Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (T. Kelly, Barry, Holman)
Ruck: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)
Fwd: Heeney, Walters, McLean, D Smith, Sicily, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

Luke · 15/03/2018 at 18:02

Got no idea where to go
Thoughts would be appreciated
Laird Hibberd Simpson Naughton Doedee Murray ( finlayson mirra )
Danger Titch Kelly Fyfe Cripps Jom A.Brayshaw Barry ( banfield Holman Kelly)
Ryder Gawn (Cameron)
Heeney Billings Smith Sicily Fogarty Fritsch ( Rose Ryan)


    GOODO71 · 17/03/2018 at 14:26

    Looks pretty solid mate. My only comments would be I'm not sold on O'Meara personally (and I'm a Hawks fan!!), and you've got the issue of Ryder's bye in Round 10.

    What don't you like about your team?

    Russty_ · 17/03/2018 at 20:04

    Not much wrong with that Luke..back yourself mate, that's a good start. Who's Rose?..get rid of him maybe.

Luke · 15/03/2018 at 18:15

Can some one please differentiate Smith Sicily and Tracca. Having troubles choosing between this lot.

    Lazza · 15/03/2018 at 20:14

    Smith 2nd rate, Sicily 3rd rate, Tracca 1st rate …

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:39

    Smith all the way. Too much talent at Dees for Tracca to stand out

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:26

    Smith, Sicily, Tracca in that order

Jeffy · 15/03/2018 at 19:26

Cognilio & libba At M5&6? Or is that crazy…
libba is playing the same role where he averaged 100+ and cognilio is just a lock no justification needed I don’t feel..

    Maverick · 15/03/2018 at 20:00

    Gee you have bigger balls than most on this mega thread. I hope it works out for ya. If they go bang and average 100+ Like they are capable of ya laughing. I’d maybe upgrade libba to a Parker personally.

    Blueth · 15/03/2018 at 20:25

    I'm doing the same.
    Libba looks like a man possessed this year.
    Coniglio is fit and when he's fit he always scores well.

Cameron Ross · 15/03/2018 at 22:30

DEF – M.Hibberd, Lloyd, Savage, Sicily, Doedee, Murray, Keefe, Goddard
MID – Martin, Mitchell, J.Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, O'Meara, A.Brayshaw, Dow, T.Kelly, Barry, Holman
RUC – Martin, Gawn, Cameron
FWD – Heeney, Billings, Petracca, Christensen, Fritsch, Ryan, Ahern, Ballenden

Have $88k left in the bank

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:34

    Hey Cam

    I would just move Sicily to fwd so that f6 is Frisch instead of 2 dodgy fwd rookies. More rookies likely to play/score in that backline I think mate.

Ewoks8Stormtroopers · 15/03/2018 at 22:46

Not sure if I'm nowhere, or nearly there all thoughts welcome …

Laird, Lloyd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Keeffe (L Murph, Mirra)

Titch, Kelly, Oliver, M Crouch, Z Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, T Kelly (Garlett, Barry, Holman)

Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

Dahlhouse, D Smith, Petracca, Ahern, Fritsch, L Ryan (Fogarty, Rioli)

$45k left.

Anyway, whole thing could be completely different when the whistle blows!

    Pecks1970 · 16/03/2018 at 01:37

    Maybe Lloyd to lose some scoring power when McVeigh is there.

    Gord29 · 16/03/2018 at 06:24

    probably to light in the fwd with ahern at f4. don't think there is much point generation and will struggle to generate cash

    GOODO71 · 17/03/2018 at 14:13

    Agree with Pecks regarding Lloyd. Also, think you might need to downgrade somewhere in the Mids to upgrade your F4 position. Just as a suggestion :

    Lloyd / Merrett / Ahern / $45k >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Any Premo Def up to $530k / Coniglio / Christensen

Doc_1 · 15/03/2018 at 22:57

Lads, pick it apart.

Laird, Sicily, McGrath, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray (Doedee, Watson)

Danger, Titch, Oliver, Zerret, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw, Barry (Banfield, Kelly , Holman)

Gawn, Nank (Cameron )

Billings, Walters, Smith, Petracca, Bell, Fritsch (Keefe, Ahern).

Going to keep Ahern as starting non playing loop, assuming he’ll play mid season and start scoring.
Worried about defence but think Sicily will end up D6 or D7/M7 with swing set.

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:30

    Like the McGrath pick, other than that fairly vanilla. Ahern might play earlier than you think, North are keen on him. Sicily is D/F so you need a forward to swap him with.

Crawf · 16/03/2018 at 09:45

Rory Laird, ADE
Michael Hibberd, MEL
Jeremy Finlayson, GWS (MID)
David Mirra, HAW
Tom Doedee, ADE
Sam Murray, COL

Michael Hurley, ESS
Aaron Naughton, WBD

Patrick Dangerfield, GEE
Tom Mitchell, HAW
Nat Fyfe, FRE
Patrick Cripps, CAR
Nick Holman, GCS
Andrew Brayshaw, FRE
Dom Barry, PTA
Bailey Banfield, FRE

Timothy Kelly, GEE
James Worpel, HAW
Joshua Kelly, GWS

Max Gawn, MEL
Matthew Kreuzer, CAR

Darcy Cameron, SYD

Isaac Heeney, SYD (MID)
Devon Smith, ESS
Jarrod Garlett, CAR (MID)
Willie Rioli, WCE
Jack Higgins, RIC (MID)
Bayley Fritsch, MEL

Christian Petracca, MEL (MID)
Liam Ryan, WCE

Thoughts please, have 500k left over which makes me think im missing someone somewhere

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:19

    You're very light up forward. I'd upgrade Rioli to McLean/Walters/Greene

Ryan · 16/03/2018 at 12:04

How are we all?
I need some opinions on a few players

Petracca: currently his in my team but I'm just having a few doubts with him
Barlow: I feel like he will benefit without Ablett and as a pod I like but he is not in my team
Whitfield: love this guy but it's either him or cog, don't really want both in my team, plus Whitfield is a pod as well
Sicily and savage: I feel like both are risky picks but at the moment I got Sicily in the back, I need some more reasons why I should keep or get rid off

If there is any other options anyone wants to mention pls do

KellaKonquerer · 16/03/2018 at 13:48

Def: Laird Hibberd Shaw Rampe O Shea Murray Doedee Coffield
Mid: Martin Mitchell Fyfe Bont Cripps Libba Finlayson Kelly Holman Barry Brayshaw
Ruck: Gawn Lycett English
Fwd: Franklin Dahlhaus Smith Petracca Higgins Rioli Fritsch Ryan

Suggestions & Thoughts?

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:20

    Like this team. Not sure about Lycett or Dahlhaus but it could pay off for ya.

Will · 16/03/2018 at 17:41

Would love your thoughts on my team, cheers.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee: Keeffe, Mirra
MID: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Brayshaw (Freo), Holman: Banfield, Kelly, Barry
RUCK: Martin, Gawn: Cameron
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch: Ryan, Wilson

Dermin8r · 16/03/2018 at 21:27

my 1.2 team pre-round one is as follows:
DEF: Yeo, Laird, Lloyd, S. Murray, Findlayson, Mirra (Doedee, Keeffe)
MID: Dusty, Titch, Zorko, Fyfe, MacRae (was considering The Bont- thoughts?), Brayshaw, Brayshaw, (Worpel, T. Kelly, D. Barry)
RUC: Ryder, Gawn, (D. Cameron)
FWD: Franklin, Heeney, Petracca, C. Curnow, D. Fogarty, Fritsch (T. English, L. Ryan)
any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Sam · 16/03/2018 at 21:47

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, D.Howard, A.Naughton, T.Doedee (S.Murray, F.Watson)

MID: Martin, Sloane, Fyfe, Pendles, Sidebottom, Libba, Armitage, J.Garlett (N.Coffield, J.Finlayson, D.Barry)

RUCK: Ryder, Gawn (Lycett)

FWD: Heeney, T.Mclean, J.Dunkley, J.Stephenson, Z.Giles-Langdon, B.Fritsch (L.Keeffe, L.Ryan)

Pls help with some feedback, started late in the preseason so probably don't have the best rookies so feel free to roast my selections.

    NoLanguage · 17/03/2018 at 01:16

    Dump Garlett for Brayshaw or LDU. Also swap one of Sidebottom or Pendles out for another 550+ mid like a Beams or Parker.

GOODO71 · 17/03/2018 at 14:02

Currently going with the assumption that I'll have 2 on field FWD Rookies, leaves me with 3 spots to fill :
Option A – Hibberd, Libba, Zerrett ……. or
Option B – Tuohy, Coniglio, Kelly

Thoughts? A or B?

My round 14 team is an issue whichever way I jump

LHMORWOOD · 18/03/2018 at 14:57

Hurley, Coniglio, Nic Nat and Sicily
Sicily, Cripps, Goldstein and Heeney

    Jack · 18/03/2018 at 15:31

    Wait and see on who's named. If Preuss isn't named R1, lock in option 2.

Gazorpazorp · 18/03/2018 at 15:53

DEF: laird, Mcgovern, Mills, sicily, Angus Brayshaw, sam Murray (Doedee, mihocek)
MID: dusty, titch, Fyfe, Walters, Libba, Petracca, Andrew Brayshaw, Banfield (kelly, Finlayson, Holman)
RUCK: Goldstein, Gawn (cameron)
FWD: Mundy, j Cameron, d Smith, Impey, t Bell, Fritsch (Keeffe, l Ryan)
Feedback is welcome! 7.8k in bank.

Damo · 18/03/2018 at 17:54

Thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Sicily, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Murphy)

Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Coniglio, Libba, Banfield, Holman (Kelly, Barry, Constable)

Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Lobb, Fridtsch, Langdon (Garlett, Ryan)


Outatime · 18/03/2018 at 23:04

Thoughts and suggestions please!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, J.Lloyd, Coffield, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)
MIDS: Martin, T.Mitch, Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, J.Graham , A.Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)
RUCKS: Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
FWDS: Heeney, Greene, D.Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Ryan (Keefe, Gartlett)

95.K ITB

paul · 19/03/2018 at 07:25

McGovern, Savage, Ryan, Williams, Murray ,Finlayson (Doedee,Mihocek)

Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Holman. (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

M Gawn ,Lycett (Cameron)

Roughead, Lambert, Mclean, Smith, Taberner, Fritsch. ( Garlett, Giles Langdon)

If Danger not playing switch with Duncan and Mihocek to O' Shea.

Any feedback guys would be much appreciated.

bob · 19/03/2018 at 13:30


DEF: Tuohy, Savage, Sicily, Naughton, Murray, O'Conner (Deodee, Finlayson)
MID: Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, A. Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Constable, Kelly, Barry)
RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
FWD: Billings, Walters, Mclean, D.Smith, L.Taylor, Bell (Fritsch, Miers)
55k spare

I think i have gone deep in FWD because rookies there are all shit. I would like to have more than 55k spare just incase any of my picks do badly in the first 2 weeks – so then i can upgrade them.
I dont have Laird because i believe he will drop 50k in the first 8 weeks.
I think all of the onfield rookies i have exposed should average 60+ pts, which i think is acceptable.


Marvin · 19/03/2018 at 23:25


I'd appreciate any comments on my team. Only got $3k in the bank

Def: Laird Hibberd Witherden Sicily coffield dodee naughton findlayson
Mid: dusty, titch sloane, fyfe, Parker, coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, banfield Kelly holman
Ruck: Lycett gawn olongo
fwd: buddy, heeney petracca bell fogarty, Frisch, Keefe, Ryan


DVDA Cats · 21/03/2018 at 16:26

Love peoples thoughts on my team. Pretty settled now.

Lloyd Savage Siciliy Bonner Naughton Murray ( Doedee, Finlayson )

Danger ( Down to Gaz if Danger is out ), Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Libba, Brayshaw, Brodie ( Kelly, Holman, Banfield )

Gawn Cox ( Hayes )

Greene, Billings, Walter, McLean, D Smith, Fritsch ( Ryan, Langdon )

Bomberstop4 · 21/03/2018 at 21:18

Time has flown by and I haven't seen as many of the rookies as I wanted, so I need some HELP!!

Am I too top heavy in the mids?????

Any recommendations are thanked
B – Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, Keefe
M – Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Parker, Coniglio, Walters, O'Meara, Kelly, Banfield, Barry, Holman
R – Ryder, Gawn, Cameron
F – Heeney, Petracca, Smith, Sicily, Ryan, Fritsch, Higgins, Garlett

Power Pop Bubble · 11/04/2018 at 06:30

Amazing Post Thanks For Sharing

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