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SUPERCOACH TEAM REVEAL – DAMO

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I don’t think my team has gone an hour without me at least looking at it. When the team picker dropped for previous gold subscribers, I think I made a team every day just to see how I could spend the money. As days went on, I changed the line-up less and less, but I was never happy. I needed the JLT series to come around to answer my questions.

It came, it went, I still had questions.

But it answered most of the ones I needed answering.

Without further ado, my team:

DEFENCE:

Laird and Hibberd speak for themselves. Lock them in, they’ll be top 6 defenders again, they’ll be in your team by the end of year even if they aren’t now.

I’ve gone for four rookies on the field. O’Shea, hoping he gets the call up for the game against Richmond, along with Doedee, Murray and Finlayson, all of whom have all but been selected for round 1.

Keeffe provides me a swing between the forward line and the backline, and Mihocek seems like the obvious choice Bucks will choose to play in place of Goldsack.

MIDFIELD:

News was revealed that Dangerfield is still in the mix for round 1, after a low grade hamstring tear.

I feel like he’s more likely to play round 2, but I’m not going to stress over him missing for one game. Dustin Martin and Tom Mitchell were hard to leave out, so I made the decision to start them. Their ability to score is too hard to ignore, and too hard to predict a fall in price.

Josh Kelly will remain a top 8-10 midfielder, and I don’t see any reason why Zach Merrett can’t be a top midfielder this year. Nat Fyfe is highly likely to return to that set of players as well.

Brayshaw and Holman are my on field rookies. They’re probably the safest of all the rookies I have selected, and given what they produced during the JLT series, you can make the strong assumption they’ll play in the engine room, and score decently.

RUCK:

Gawn, because everyone has Gawn, and why shouldn’t you?

I think Nankervis will be a lot better this year. There is no reason why he can’t get into the top 6 ruckmen this year. His endurance will be better this year, even if only marginally, and the way he plays means it doesn’t matter if he gets beaten in the ruck.

His work around the ground is second to none, as a ruckmen, while Tony Olango is my loophole option.

FORWARD:

No “premiums” in the strict sense of the word, but I believe I have 4 players in my forward line who could leap into premium status, or get around the mark. James Sicily is my spiritual D3, but because of the terrible rookie options in the forward line this year, he has been swung using Keeffe to make him my F4.

Matt Taberner, hear me out, the Dockers players look for him now. With Fremantle likely to use him as a secondary ruckmen, he’ll go through the middle every so often. If we are to use his JLT series to back up his selection, he was ranked 1st for marks, 1st for contested marks, 3rd for goals and 4th for goal assists.

Fritsch and (Giles-)Langdon are probably the better of the dismal forward rookies, while I believe Jarrod Garlett will make a return to the Blues side after missing the second JLT game with a sore shoulder.

So that’s my side, community – what do you think? Have I got it right?


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Wow

Is this a joke?

Tyruddanaut

No this is pretty much my team

Wow

O’shea at D3 looks great…

Paul

Especially since he won't play round 1.

Russty_

What makes you so sure of that Paul?

Rabbits16

Show us your team wow? Please give a thought-out reason for each player too please as Damo has outlined

Starkingdom

He doesn't have to show anyone his team. Revealing everything as you've requested is optional. Remember the aim of the game to many is to win the big prize.

Rabbits16

i wanna see his team so i can just come out and call it a joke without any explanation

Wow

Not going to show my team rabbit.
However my opinion on this side is, O’Shea is a nothing pick, Tab is a nothing pick. There seems to be a lot of money pumped into a midfield where there is plenty of value. If my defence was that thin I’d be wanting a more proven ruckman than nank.

nankthetank

I completely agree Wow, 'nothing picks' sums it up perfectly.
Not to mention playing 4 mid pricers in the forward line is just asking for trouble.
However I like the backline and midfield a lot, so if the forward line somehow works out then Damo will be a very happy coach this year.

Rabbits16

Decent explanation. O'sheas prices reflects his nothingness obviously but will generate some $ given the chance. id prefer to dig up the money to put into Weitering at D3 considering Dochertys out. Rucks a bit tricky this yr but im not against nank as a stepping stone, he started solid last season can hold his money. like anyones team, it will change and need work but at least this blokes put it out there with some decent thought into it. Show us ya gutted rabbit champ

Wow

To me it just doesn’t seem like much thought is put into it. A defender is going to be needed to be upgraded pretty quickly. Don’t see o’shea Scoring that well resulting in not much cash being made. Tab is going to need to score very well to make any cash so are people picking him as a lock? I just see way too many in between picks in this team.
I’ve gone 6 deep in midfield, have 3 premo defenders and Sicily at f5.

INPieman

I don't mind it. No way I'd pick Taberner. Can't see enough value in his price. The rest is pretty good

BrownlowBoy

How's your team shaping up Pieman?

INPieman

Haven't settled on a final structure other than going very deep in the forward line. See what team sheets look like

BrownlowBoy

All depends on who is named round 1 basically. You rolling with Danger?

INPieman

More than likely. Even if he misses round 1. He can still go very large playing in the forward line

leedy

If only Crouching One were about … three things about Taberner he would likely impart … TAB – punt, worth a risk, BERNER – avoid bern man but alas ERNER of points. He's in! …maybe.

fatboyfat7

Mate your some sort of Shakespearean genius!

Russty_

That he is Fatboy 🙂

BrownlowBoy

Personally I'd go Taberner to rookie and upgrade either Walters, McLean to Heeney or Billings.

I feel you have 3 forward spots for premiums left, assuming Siciliy ends up down back. With that being said, the likes of Heeney, Menegola, Billings, Franklin I believe will average higher than those you have selected, thus one of these blokes will miss out.

Just my opinion anyway – others might not agree and that's entirely up to them.

SC_Kev7

What rookie, BB? Ryan? Rioli? Tab beats them both. Bell is the only other option I can think of right now. Would’ve liked to see him with Beams in the team.

Can’t get on board with the 4 rookie backline, Damo. I understand the “that’s where the rookies are” line of thinking but it’s getting the four defensive downgrade options at the right time will make things tricky

Daz

Can you not downgrade a fattened mid or forward rookie and upgrade your defensive rookies to premium defenders when it becomes clear who they are?
Defensive downgrades will also come along, so I dont see an issue with going light down back.

BrownlowBoy

Ryan, Rioli, Stephenson, Waterman, Venables, Ahern – whoever get's named really.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hoping for the velvet fog.

gator59

Hi Trigga I have had to leave your Titch to Scratch league to join Trig's Happy place from last year

Hope this is not a concern for you putting someone else into the Titch league .. Cheers gator

Macca

Hi Trigga if there's a spot available in Titch to Scatch league i'm interested.
Was in it last year ( Macca's Magic )

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If u have Titch jump in mate

631081

Tyruddanaut

I like the choices, Taberner is a bit of a left field pick by high risk, high reward

sc tragic

Heavy in midfield, a bit light up forward. You must really trust Ross Lyon, a lot of Freo players in your side, otherwise not bad. I have same ruck structure ATM .

Kano

Elite midfield 💪🏼

Tyruddanaut

Uber

Sana

Lottttta $$$$$

Brian

Too much risk in the forwards

GloryDays90

Huge risks in that team. I would be playing more rookies in MID as their job security is so much better.

Tyruddanaut

And not score 1000 per week, nup

Dann

Brodie is the only mid rook I see missing and he’s no certainty to be any good.

Dann

Barry at Port I guess but hearing he’s not a lock for R1 now

DacZawson

Don't understand why some people get so uptight about other people selecting players that they might not consider at all. It's nice to see some variation in teams, so good on you Damo.

I've been flirting around with a two premo defence as well but I'll likely go in to the season with 3, but if the defensive rookies can fire, you'll definitely have a clear edge over a lot of other squads.

While I don't believe Walters, McLean, Smith and Sicily are bad selections as such given all have rolled through my team some time this preseason, from a pure probability standpoint I find it highly unlikely that all 4 could be good selections in hindsight when we get to the end of the season. So maybe taking one of them out could reduce the amount of corrective trades needed if things don't go to plan.

Also a question for my team, what are people's thoughts on Charlie Dixon? In 1% of teams and he plays Freo, Brisbane, North, West Coast and the Suns in his first 9 games? And given he is in the forward line and not ruck, he should be easy enough to replace during his Round 10 bye

BrownlowBoy

I like Westhoff better than Dixon but that's only my preference. Dixon could easily tear those teams apart and kick bags of goals.

SCDamien

Thanks mate!

Tyruddanaut

I have considered all players at some point, to an extent. Even Wright, Matera and Harmes have been considered. A good POD is an extra 10 points imo

Tyruddanaut

(Skip to the last paragraph if you just want the final verdict)
Also , about Dixon, the first games of the year are about rookies, then about scoring. E.g. if you have a premium scoring 100+ in the first month and then drops 70s when it’s time for the end of the season, he’s a waste. Rookies who score low in the first half might gain 50k-80k but ones who score high, on occasion, can gain up to 300k.

Last year a good example was Nic Newman. He came out right at the end of the season and gained lots of cash while pumping out 100s. Although, it was the end of the season where people had 5, 6 or even 7 premium defenders, so most people just kept him and didn’t utilize his cash generation.

On the other end, Tony Nankervis and Luke Dahlhaus. I started with both these two, and when they averaged 110 off the first 5 games, I was thrilled. But come the finals time, they were scoring 70s and lost me my semi. In addition, I dropped 3000 spots in the final week because of their scores, (and a few other in a similar but not so dire situation)

Of course, you want to trade him by then. A 500k KEY FORWARD, who plays every game. Now the key forward part is in capitals because it’s tge part which matters. Dixon doesn’t always score in relation to the team. Some wins he scored sub 70 and some losses he scored 100+. If he doesn’t score as you hope and his inconsistency gets in the way, that’s an extra two trades. One for him and one for the rookie who compensated for the losses. So it’s a no for me

Pat

Don't mind the idea of 2 premo's in DEF, the rookies down there are very good and saves the headache of knowing which one to field! Not sure about starting with Dusty, Danger, Titch and Kelly as I think there's too much value to be had in MID this season. I'd pick two of them and look at Parker, Cripps, Coniglio and even Armo/JOM (ballsy). Could use that cash to upgrade Taberner to a premo like Billings or Heeney

ado

can i please have some thoughts on my side community?
136,800k in the bank
Laird, Hibberd, naughton, O'Shea, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson & Mihocek)
Danger, Titchell, Kelly, Zerret, Fyfe, Libba, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron)
Billings, Lambert, mclean, Petracca, Daniel Lloyd, Fogarty (Fritsch & Ryan)

Tyruddanaut

Personally, I’d trade Lloyd to a cheap option. He will score higher every week, but he might not have enough JS and potential cash gen. That’s what rookies his price are for isn’t it? As for rookies, Pickett’s.injury frees up a spot in the team for a small forward in the form of Garlett

ZerrettForPM

not a fan of that forward line or defence

The Ranger

Nice team Damo. Good luck mate.

Jeff

Thoughts on my team want feedback

B- Laird, Hibbered, Shaw, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)
M- Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
R- Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
F- Heeny, McLean, Smith, Stephenson, Giles Langdon, Fritcsh (Ahern, Ryan)

King

Don barry is playing in a stacked midfeild. Im not sure if his job security is that good.

DacZawson

Would downgrade one of your top line midfielders to a rookie and upgrade Ahern in the forwards to a premium to give the team a better balance.

John

Good team Damo the Taberner pick might pay off for you it's refreshing to see a non cookie cutter team I wish you all the best Damo

paul

He can take a grab and freo need a key forward .They will be looking for Taberner he will most definitely play a big part in there plans up forward as the need to kick more goals per game. I had my eye on him after JLT1 and after watching him in JLT2 he has been locked in my forward line.

paul

550 for a backman is too much they will need to average 110 and i can't see that so i have gone with the two back men that i feel may make it into the top six under 500 as my D1 and D2 .Laird and Hibberd will probably be in the top six and I will upgrade to them at a cheaper price.

paul

I think Bell is a really good option up forward too.He is my D5 with Fogarty D6 and Fritsch.Hoping Fog plays round one.Bell is a little up in price but this kid can play and he will make heaps of money.

paul

Also just on the loophole with Olango.I feel it is a better plan to make money first .I am running with Cameron first up as he may be the number one ruck for Sydney thus making money and bring in Olango later.

neil demons delight

You mean F 5/ 6

paul

Yes i do mean F5/6 .Happy with my team .I May change a couple of rookies when the teams are out.

Ollie

Brsyshaw wont play rd1. Brodie is the better pick imo.

Tyruddanaut

That’s a laugh. He played around 80% in the JLT as an inside mid. That’s plenty enough

Derek

Hall will miss acouple of weeks. will help Brodie and Holman

Captain Risky

Two Brayshaws drafted this year. WC & Freo… One will play round 1 , the other not yet.

Russty_

Which Brayshaw of the 3 are you referring to?..cause Andrew will be starting for sure.

Ricardo

Very nice team! Maybe swap a premo from MID to DEF. More $$ to be made in midfield. Otherwise I like it

Tyruddanaut

Dangerfield becoming a POD ت

DacZawson

Let them trade him out as much as they want, I'm happy to be in the minority that have him

Russty_

The most critical thing last year with all coaches was the lack of trades left, I'm not gonna burn one on Danger` when he'll be right back, if he misses at all. Let's face it, we're all playing for leagues in the end and leagues don't start until round 3.

Tyruddanaut

Only about 4 of 5 people play for leagues I find, the rest don't really enter them at all or might enter 2 or 3 at most

BrownlowBoy

Thoughts on Jarryd Roughead? Last year he finished with a 5 game average of 104.8?

Hawks should be better this year, and last year he was coming off a year out of the game? Gunston also predicted to move back into the forward line which might free up Roughy a bit more?

Just a thought.

Holty

Shhhhhhh BB. Keep that to yourself. Lol
I have him. Averaged 95+ for 5 years straight until his scare and had the year off. He will be fitter this year and with so much uncertainty in the forward line, i think he is a far better choice them many others that are being selected

BrownlowBoy

Sorry Holty! I see a lot of teams, including mine, running the likes of McLean, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Petracca, Curnow – all who are yet to prove themselves fully, unlike Roughead, who we know has done it before.

Holty

All good BB. we are meant to share our thoughts on this forum. Im just amazed i havent really seen much mentioned about him this pre season

Tyruddanaut

Hold on… did I read that right? "A lot of teams running … McLean (4.2%) …. Curnow (4.0%)"

Defying_Madness

Wrong Roughead?

Russty_

Haha, I think so, I reckon Jarryd could be a pod his year.

gator59

OK mate

Paul

Looking at Roughy now probably a better option than smith at 475.As you say with Hawks doing better this year Roughy will play a big part.Thinking he may be a top six forward his high end is there and his lows are still ok.
He is 31 tho however he looked good in the JlT and doing some ruck work as well mmmmmm I do like it.

Starkingdom

He has an issue with his feet, something to do with the nerves, resulting from the treatments he received for his illness. I'm not for one minute saying this could effect his output but you might want to see how he plays in the early rounds. Hey, it might improve his already good kicking accuracy and his SC scores.

Holty

Cheers for the heads up. This is good to know

Captain Risky

That was last year after the Chemo treatments, he had an issue… all good now apparently!.

Even more reason to select him if you are that way inclined.

Defying_Madness

Yeah I will be waiting to see how he goes in the first few rounds and if he looks good I will bring him in.

Derek

Hawks have a very limited midfield. they will throw Roughie in there to do a bit of push and shove and nearly always gets the ball, don't know why they don't do it more often.

the hawks will be keen to get Ceglar back, maybe another month away. him and big Boy will provide a target in the forward line and allow Gunston and Roughie to get the second and third best tall.

he is not a bad pick, but i won't be getting him, maybe Cyril instead 😉

AdoM

Like this team, deep mid for mine but I like your strategy on all lines damo!

Holty

I like the team Damo. Very similar to mine.

Holty

Im keen gator, cheers

Holty

I was a bit late gator. Someone got in b4 me. Good luck to ur season

neil demons delight

Gator and myself have a spot left in 2 leagues The Magnificent 7 code 838722 and FishnCripps 486097 .please only top finishing coaches as they are both full of 17 elite coaches .Let us know your name and rank so we don't eliminate you accidently thanks

Defying_Madness

Cheers Neil, I joined them and my team name is Deafness. Looking forward to versing you throughout the year

neil demons delight

great to have you aboard DM I will let GATOR KNOW cheers

gator59

All good Neil and welcome aboard DM

Abel Grant

Love it mate 👍

Holty

Hi all. Looking to join a few more leagues b4 the season starts. Ranked well 3 yrs ago. Last 2 years i dont talk about. Let me know if you have some free spots in ur league. Cheers

hedski

Nice team Damo, we all need to take a risk or three.
Is your team Zooper Dooper?

Tyruddanaut

Sometimes you need to take 22

Air_ShaqAttack

Trash

GloryDays90

Thoughts on my current team guys.
Thanks!

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

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Kennedy, Brodie, Brayshaw, Finlayson ( Kelly, Barry, Holman)

RK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

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

Have 87k left in the bank

Will

Would love your thoughts on my team,

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

Any suggestions?

SCdonkey

I like the team Damo, I'm leaning towards the same structure at the backline and go 6 deep in the mids with uber premos. I think we have enough rookies to cover on that line and there are heaps more to downgrade later on the season.

Foward is pretty similar to mine minus Sicily, i have Taylor instead who i think will break out this year. I too gone with Taberner at F5, like you said freo looks for him as a target up foward and can pinch hit at the ruck. Really not keen on spending on rookies with inflated price.

Good luck to ya Damo and to all the community.

Rabbits16

which Taylor donks?

The Ranger

I think he means Lewis of the Lions

Jordan

No love for Hurley?

Holty

Probably will be in everones team by seasons end but to expensive to start him imo

Russty_

There'll be love for him when he starts dropping tons and we don't have him lol

Derek

Wait until we see effect Godard going to defence has on him

Finnius

Too expensive for me but see the appeal

Jordan

Thoughts on Riley boner?

Captain Risky

Bonner is in my side. Haven't seen him in many teams here, but the injuries at Port will help.

Russty_

Was considering him too Captain, will he get a run with Broadbent and Pittard out?

Captain Risky

The Adelaide papers seem to think so… I'm not a port fan but he seems to have spot for the taking.

Was moved all over the field in JLT1, but played down back in JLT2 and looked pretty good.

Russty_

Cheers, seems like a real ball magnet type, just gotta summon the Plums to lock him in there lol.

DacZawson

Only doubts I have over him is that he is a very offensive minded player and if things don't go too well for periods of the season for Port Adelaide, they may opt for a more reliable defensive player

Defying_Madness

Looks like Birchall has done his knee and is out for half the season. It is unfortunate news but does this make it more likely for Mirra to play?

Russty_

Definitely improves his chances I'd say.

Tyruddanaut

Probably, but he wouldn't be next in line,
Top 7 defenders look like:
Burton
Sicily
Frawley
Duryea
Hardwick
Glass
Morrison (although he might play forward too)

Mirra is still on the rookie list and doesn't look likely for a call up

hedski

Doesn't need to get upgraded Ty, rookies can play this year.

Jordan

Advice would be greatly appreciated

DEF: laird, Howe, Sicily, Bonner, Naughton, toedee (Murray, Mirra)

MID: danger, titch, sloane, merret, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Kelly, Holman (Finlayson, banfield, Barry)

RUCK: Stef Martin, Gawn (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Greene, Dahlhaus, caddy, Hutchings, Fritsch(ryan, Garlett)”
1.8k in bank 😬

Russty_

Hi Jordan I was really liking your Team until I saw Caddy and Hutchings in there, no offence, but maybe Dev Smith and Giles Langdon / Fogarty (assuming spud Walker doesn't come back too soon) might be better choices, would free up some cash too. Even Keefe maybe on the bench so Sicily can swing fwd.
Could be good to have a DPP in the backline too to swing with Finlayson. Coffield?

DacZawson

Look to downgrade someone to upgrade at least one of Caddy or Hutchings to a forward premo

Luke

6 mids 600k or more wow wee! That backline is very thin feel like Coffield needs to fit in there or someone like Riley Bonner presents great value with Pittard out. Nankervis will be lucky to be a top 6 ruckman. No Heeney, Franklin worries me too. Taberner is a preseason trap and a super awkward price, Christensen instead better value and scoring potential

Russty_

Think you're wrong about Nank, this year will tell.

Dann

Ive slowly come around to Nankervis, I like that even though he doesn’t get a ton of HOs he gets a good percentage of HoTA,tackles hard & follows up at the stoppages, he’s young just coming into his prime as a ruck man, another pre-season under the belt and already shown a solid ceiling from one full season.

Luke

Gawn, Kreuzer, Goldy, Martin, Ryder, Witts all ahead of Nank

Russty_

Witts won't be ahead of Nank, in my opinion, which makes him top 5 at least, if not 4th, better than Goldy. Goldy's been slipping last few years.

Defying_Madness

Top 5 probably isn't enough for me and most people. You really want 2 of the top 3 ruck man in your side. I will be starting with Kreuzer I think.

Russty_

Yeah I get that DM, but for $488k, he's effectively a ,midpricer to start with, allowing us to spend money on other lines, if he doesn't score the points we need, he'll be punted to a premo Ruck once they establish themselves.
Could be Kreuzer, or Ryder, but it might not be, seasons are getting more unpredictable as each one passes.

Defying_Madness

Yeah I can definitely see the merit in the Nank selection. One of my team variations had him in it.

GloryDays90

Agreed Russty. He is Richmond's main ruck and he gets a lot of the ball for a big guy. He will be top 5 this year!

CheekyNandos7

Patty McCartin as a breakout contender?

Russty_

Nah don't think so, but he could end up in the 70's or more if he stops getting his dome clouted in.

Derek

He will do ok for someone worth $230k. He has been in my team, but will prob go without him, won’t make enough cash

Paul

Doesn't Garlett breaking his wrist really throw a spanner in the works. I just changed my team a heap and it leaves me with more questions like "What the hell am I thinking?" and so forth

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Weitering, Coffield, Murray, (Murphy, Mirra)
Dusty, Ablett, Fyfe, Cripps, Whitfield, Armitage, Brayshaw, Constable/Kelly* (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Martin, Gawn (Lavender)
Buddy, D Smith, C Curnow, Sicily, Bell, Fogarty (Ahern, L Ryan)

*Pending round 1 team. I reckon there's a fair chance they will only pick 1 of them.

I think Weitering is going to be a surprise this year. He'll take Docherty's loose man in defence roll. He's a big intercept marker and a beautiful kick and is going to have no shortage of supply. Blues zone hard in the middle and there is going to be lots of bombing into the forward 50 as a result (see game against Hawthorn). Could easily average close to 100.

Not sold on Fogarty's job security either. He's a pretty big boy, not sure he'll get a game when Tex, Lynch, Jenkins and McGovern are all available. Will definitely be keeping an eye on the teams for round 1 to see if any other forward rookies can take that spot.

Russty_

Wasn't it Pickett who broke his wrist?..Garlett should be right for round 1
Think you got your Jarrods mixed up 🙂

Paul

Oh hey you're right. I always get those 2 mixed up lol

Dani

I get what you mean about the Wheat but what if the Blues are just crap and get hammered anyway?

Russty_

True Dani, and the fact is, Weitering, Marchbank and Jones have never averaged enough to be relevant yet, could change this year though, there's always hope.

Murray

Mundy and Goldstein.
Or
McLean and stef Martin

Which is the better combo and why

Russty_

Option 2 I'd say, just because they're both younger I think, less chances of injuries / restings

Murray

Good point russty, had not realised this. Think you're right

Russty_

My bad Murray, Goldy is actually 2 years younger than Stef, Goldy's 29, McLean is 22 and Mundy is 32 though.

Whitey

Yer def 2, both mundy and godly are unknowns. Not sure Goldy is back to his best and Mundy is on the slide in my opinion.

Starkingdom

Personally I wouldn't select any of them but if I was left no choice I would choose option 2. Goldy is not the same player, Mundy is ok but not elite. McLean could improve sharply this season if the Dogs improve, which is a big chance. Stef will be solid.

Murray

Thanks starks

Whitey

Hi everyone, have Billings, Greene, Petracca, Sicily and Smith in the forward line. Thinking of swapping one of them for Bell to free up some cash. Who would you drop? Cheers in advance.

Murray

Smith

Dani

Smith

Whitey

Hahaha, damn, I'm a bombers fan. Might have to put my heart aside for this one. Cheers guys.

Captain Risky

I'd go Sicily or Greene – Neither will play 22 games without a tribunal visit!

I Like the Smith selection TBH

Whitey

Yer was worried about the flog level in the forward line.

Holty

Agree with captain

Russty_

Yep, the flog factor is an issue.

Whitey

I like Sicily for his DPP.

Dermin8r

In my opinion, I reckon having BOTH Greene and Sicily in the same team is just asking for trouble, good scorers, both huge talents, both huge flogs. Between their potential overlapping suspensions and weekly scores (when they play) being reduced by their on filed floggery. Just my thoughts. If swapping one out – you're weighing up Sicily's DPP versatility vs Greene's potential for higher scores for being on a stronger team.

Rick Grimes

I'm seriously thinking of going without Danger round 1. Yep could screw me over bigly but also might be the shark move. If he's not right it's a heap of cash tied up. Every chance his minutes get managed or he pushes forward and does feck all. Of course, he will likely do the opposite. But if there is one thing Jock and co taught me, got to risk it for the biscuit.

Defying_Madness

Yep I am with you on this Rick. I highly doubt I will start him even if he plays round 1. I am really happy with my current team and the value I got from that extra $150k was massive.

Liam

Agree, it’s too much to pay for a bloke that’s had back issues as well as this hamstring one.

Russty_

Not saying anyone's wrong or right about this issue but you guys should scroll back to round 22 podcast or something similar from round 22, from last year on this site just to see how much and how many guys were struggling with no trades left at finals time…and most of them were saying how many they wasted during the year.
Just some food for thought maybe, I'm gonna be really careful this time around so I definitely have some left when I need em.
It was utter carnage last year with all the injuries, and could well be again, because of how the game has changed.

Defying_Madness

Oh I think you misunderstand I won't be trading one of my premos to Danger as soon as he comes back. I will be waiting for a drop in price and he will be my first upgrade. It is risky for sure but I feel like starting him is also risky in its own right. Hard to tell which of the 3 options will come out on top so it will be interesting to see which one is best.

Russty_

I've got a feeling he'll start round 1 as per normal and this will all seem like a publicity stunt….just for the media attention, probably a side deal Danger has with Fox Sports or something lol

JohnDJ59

Danger is now out of my team,with the intention of getting him back in round 6, have enough coin so if one of my rookies don't work out I can just trade them out for Danger.

THE SALTSHAKERS

what did he score? 48 in 18mins? Champ Data give him 7sc for a 2m handball to a teammate under pressure….they NUB the D-dang

NoLanguage

I agree Rick. The risk reward is gold if he has a rough start.

Jordan

Heeney and Shaw, or Greene and Lloyd

Finnius

Option 2 by the length of the flemington straight

rickthegenius

Roughead and Barlow or Mundy and Petracca.

Also who to pick as my D3. I can choose any defender below 490. I’m currently running with lloyd at the moment but am not convinced with him or any of the options available. Thoughts?

Russty_

Hey Rick, I like a Roughy and Petracca combo..is that possible for you? Barlow and Mundy probably past their best, Roughy is still good if can keep his recovery issues in check.

Defying_Madness

Yeah I would be going Roughy and Tracca out of those options if possible.

David C

Not sure where Barlow fits in Gold Coasts thinking. He didn't play the last JLT, had a run in a NEAFL scratch match instead. They might prioritise playing the young guns before him.

Starkingdom

Agree David, he's gone missing. Stewi Dew has got his young guns firing early, can't see why he wouldn't play them.

TommyC99

Petracca and Bell

or Mclean and Christensen

Clueless

Petracca and Bell for sure. McLean is the same as every other Bulldogs player so you'll never know what his role is and Christensen is an injury risk. If Petracca can break out and Bell can go back to averaging 90 then I think you'll be in for a good year

TOPHAWK1

Damo, that is a seriously solid side. I love the fact you are rookie heavy down back. That is where IMO a lot of cash will be made this year. Which is great, because the backline is generally the worst for point scoring line.

Your team structure is similar to my current line up. That said, Mathew Taberner has talent…….BUT he will NOT be selected in my side until he proves himself during the AFL premiership season. He always plays like a champion in WAFL and pre season JLT matches, but come season proper, the bloke goes seriously walkabout. Dont tell me I didn't warn you.

Still, I like your side a lot.

Cheers mate.

Russty_

Me too Hawk, I like it, especially his Killer midfield. That's a 'Don't Argue' Midfield ! Don't like Taberner though…spud.

leedy

Taberner may surprise more than a few this year. Understand the sentiment but he was no chance to develop while Pavlich was around and last year Freo were atrocious and slow moving the ball forward. From what I have seen the ball movement has changed somewhat significantly and as Damo points out they are now looking for Taberner. Risky indeed but a punt I'll take. I give you permission to deride me for it around round 6.

Ray

How likely is it for petracca to average over 90 this year? In terms of percentage.

Russty_

I reckon about a 50-50 chance, looking back on last year's scores of his, I noticed he dropped 4 x 50's and 4 x 60's which is a bit of a worry.
I guess if he gets that extra midfield time, he could raise it from 79 to 90, just needs to reduce those mediocre scoring matches, he looked damn good in that last JLT game.

Starkingdom

Agree Rusty, the worry is the quiet games that he will have. Maybe next year for me.

neil Demons Delight

As a demon supporter I don't think so but for 30 k more Tmac is value or for a lot less Melksham with his new role is flying will do an Oliver this year Pity about his bye doesn't suit my structure

Finnius

I really want to pick Howe over Hibberd, but can't bring myself to do it. Massive POD and has a beneficial bye, cheaper as well. Will both be definite top 6 backs. However is Hibberd less likely to drop in an average score? He averaged 5ppg more last year and I can see that being about the same.

Whitey

Hibberd will drop in price a bit at some stage but will probably be more consistent scorer. Howe can put up some big numbers but also have some quiet games. In my opinion Hibberd is pretty much a guarantee to be a top 6 defender but Howe is more a gamble but not a terrible selection.

TommyC99

Yeah I’m also tossing up between the 2. Hibberd should score more but is very pricey and we can no doubt pick him up for cheaper down the line. So I think I might go Howe D2 (this could also be my Collingwood bias creeping in)

Starkingdom

Big question is will Jake Lever impact Hibberds score?

leedy

Any love for Weitering?

Tyruddanaut

Plenty… but my structure gets in the way

Goose

Bonner or Coffield ?

Starkingdom

Big wraps on Bonner and there's a spot up for grabs at Port. Good upgrade option when Port have their bye. Also Howard and DBJ looking to fill the vacant def position so keep an eye on selections round 1.

The Ranger

Coffield for mine. Bonner too awkwardly priced.

Goose

Just wondering people's thoughts on how many premo keepers is ideal to start with this year?
Or what is the least you could go before it gets to the point of using too many trades to achieve full premo later on ?

TommyC99

Bont, Cripps or Pendles?

Starkingdom

Bont is CD love child = good for your team.

Rabbits16

am i missing something with B Deledio?

Pantelis

still working through his pre season, stay away until he gets some consistency into his legs

EasyMoneySniper

Bontempelli or Lukey Parker? Or should i just pay the extra cash for a uber premo?

Jordan

Thoughts on Gary Ablett as a POD

Starkingdom

If Danger is in doubt that's a huge YES. He might miss a game or two during the season but his return can be the best there is. Not many players can crack the double ton in one game.

The Ranger

I keep putting him in and taking him out again Jordan.
Very bloody tempting but with that injury history over the last couple of years…
I want the keepers in my starting team to play 22 games.

Rabbits16

ablett will be rested for sure thats the only thing putting me off. if i go him id want a decent cover but its not worth the neurofen

THE SALTSHAKERS

Had an intense 1hr sesh other day, some match sims..shanked the first hit out and was like clockwork apparently. Gave Scott a thumbs up afterwards, feeling good. Ready to go rnd 1, youd start him for 10 rnds wont drop price, is enjoying being back in Gtown and looking forward to his footy again. Scott has urged him to go bang round 1

Moustachio

Dont do this to me…