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TEAM REVEAL: BARRON VON CROW

Published by Barron Von Crow on

I’ve often spent countless hours tinkering with my Supercoach side in the past, trying multiple versions of different setups, but I’ve been fairly consistent with my side this year and gone with my first gut reaction on the majority of my side. The little man inside is confident this year, he thinks he knows what he’s doing. I’ve often suspected he’s a complete moron, but he tells me he’s not and then asks if I want a donut, which usually gets me to forget the argument pretty quickly.

So here is what my gut reaction, little man inside has dished up for my Supercoach side for 2018!

DEFENDERS

I won’t spend too long dwelling on premium picks, so guys like Laird and Hibberd should speak for themselves. I’ve gone with Jeremy McGovern at D3, just on the belief that the ball my find its way into the Eagles defensive half a bit more often in 2018, which will give him more opportunities to do his intercept thing across half back, while the rest of my defence is filled out by rookie selections.

MIDFIELD

I’m starting with Danger! At least, I’m locking in the option to start with him, I’ll wait until the last second to give him a thumbs up or a thumbs down, but the point more was I wanted to get a side set with him in it that I was happy with, rather than start without him and then having to make last second compromises all across the place to try and scrape together the extra $100K+ to buy him. If it looks like he’ll be out for awhile and/or hampered and plonked up forward when he returns, I may just trade him to Dusty Martin and pocket the extra $100K as a rainy day fund.

I’ve also selected Tom Mitchell ahead of my boy Matt Crouch, just on the belief that the addition of Bryce Gibbs may see a few contested possessions taken away from him, while the opposite is the reasoning for selecting Luke Shuey, who may have even more opportunities with Priddis and Sam Mitchell gone. Coniglio is hard to pass up based on previous form, his current JLT form and his starting price, while Brayshaw looked too good in the JLT to ignore, even at the premium rookie price.

RUCKS

Sam Jacobs is just a good, solid ruckman for Supercoach. He’ll have another quality midfielder like Gibbs at his feet to hopefully get him more hitouts to advantage, while there’s little worry of him being replaced or the Crows playing a 2nd genuine ruck to give him a spell (To call Josh Jenkins a ruck is an insult to ruckman. He’s just a big bloke who just jumps in the air).

Mitchell King is purely for ruck loophole purposes. He is more expensive than selecting a 102K rookie, but he’s an easy swap with Gawn and Melbourne have 8 Sunday/Monday games in the first 12 rounds of the year, which will maximize the amount I can use him as a loophole in the early part of the year, should I trade Dangerfield back out.

If Danger is in the side, I may free up a tiny bit more cash by downgrading him to someone like Tony Olango (West Coast have an equal high 12 Sunday games across the season, tied with Melbourne, so he still has use as a loophole, just not as much early in the year).

FORWARDS

I just didn’t like many of the forward rookies this year, so I’ve gone more expensive at F4 with James Siciliy, who also opens up a DEF/FWD swing with Lachlan Keeffe should he remain in my side. The 3 main premo’s aren’t any massive leaps of faith, but shouldn’t have any issues remaining top 10 FWD selections.

And that’s my side, I hope you all like it, but I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions in the comments below.


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Russty_

Hey Barron, how much money left mate?…I don't mind it at all, except for maybe Shuey and two rookies in the fwd line.
McGov's probably a pod right now, and the ball WILL be in the Eagles backline a lot!
I think as is, it'll score decently….but I'd like to see someone like Christensen/ McCartin in the fwds to reduce risk…but hey that's just me.

leedy

Agreed re Shuey. Started with him last year and he stunk it up and stuck like the proverbial. Couldn't shake him off no matter what I tried as my team was crap and I was attending to other more pressing matters. Plus he's a dirty little mother ducker!

Nick

I like this team Barron. A little different to most, but similar to my structure setup.

Would love some thoughts around my team from the community. In positions other than the "locks" I've tried to pick the guys who are a slightly cheaper price but who I think will be in top 6-8 and then look to trade in fallen premos when the time is right.

100k left in the bank for pre rd1 changes. Also as a side not I see Sicily as being in my DEF and Walters FWD but starting them differently.

Def: Laird, McGovern, Coffield, Murray, Doedee, Finlayson, Keeffe, Mihocek

Mid: Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Parker, Walters, Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry, Kelly, Holman

Ruc: Gawn, Nankervis, Olango

Fwd: Heeney, Billings, McLean, Petracca, Sicily, Stephenson, Fritsch, Garlett

Thanks in advance for your thoughts community.

Sc_Wow

Get Walters out of your midfeild and into your forward line, then ask again

Nick

He is effectively in the FWD via a Stephenson and Walters switch. Makes np difference where he starts.

Sc_Wow

Yeah it does. Forwards are thin this year, midfeild is deep. Makes no sense at all putting Walters in your midefeild. And with saying Stephenson and Walters are interchangeable you midfeild then becomes very weak. Just giving you advice because you asked for it.

LuskinStar

Makes a huge difference. lets say he scores 95. That is a good score on fwd line and a below par score in mids.

Starkingdom

Hey LuskinStar!! Did you notice my handle (name)? Star Kingdom is grandsire of Luskin Star, how coooool.

Post_MaSloane

I don't mind that as a start. As soon as he has the cash to upgrade a forward rookie, he can grab a fallen premium mid and swing Walters forward, but in the short term I'd prefer to be fielding Stephenson on field as the sole forward rookie than Tim Kelly as the third midfield rookie.

I agree with you Wow that Walters definitely should not be in the mids as a keeper, but in terms of the way he fits this structure I think it's justified

Sc_Wow

Doesn’t justify it for me, don’t think there is any harm in helping this guy out early with his team. Any serious contender will definitely not be starting a fwd/mid in their midfeild

Nick

That's the plan. Walters is intended as a FWD and Sicily as as DEF.

If i had posted the team with Walters FWD and Stephenson MID what would the outcome be? The same score either way. The only actual suggestion is mobing Walters forward and then swapping a petrascca for a mid. Thst's a different ball game

Ryan

I really like your team but I have to agree with the others on Walters, I’d rather Cripps for 46k more or Coniglio for 39k less

Sc_Wow

First team I’ve seen with Heeney Billing’s and Greene in defence. Looks solid

Russty_

haha some pod 'Forwards' there too…I'm guessing that's because it was a bit rushed or something?

Russty_

Hahah

Sc_Wow

Not sold on Sauce, paying a lot for a guy that will be mediocre. Also midfield looks a bit shaky. Shuey is risky, don’t see why crouch can’t improve on last year, with more game time. Agree that your fwds are thin and you’re in risk of copping bad scores in there. Because of this I currently have Sicily F5.

Sc_Wow

Each to their own. When I’m picking rucks I’m going with 1&2 predictions.

Just don’t see any danger on Crouch losing out on possentions, he’s a ball magnet and a good preseason could see him push his TOG into the 80’s. Crows are too good to not have one of their mids in the top 10.

Sc_Wow

Had a pretty good average last year even with a slow start. With so many early home games and a solid role in the team I don’t see that happening this year, leading to a much higher average

SC_Sixty6

Mmmmm interesting team. Apart from shuey there's nothing to really seperate you from the pack mate.

If Greene doesn't cop a suspension up until his bye I will then get him in. Until then his head is loose on those shoulders so will not be hurting my team by sitting on the sidelines for wreckless behaviour.

With Heeney he has had an interrupted pre season, I'll wait for his price drop but his avg spikes through his 3 years suggest he will be 100+ this season.

pod

Why is it soooo essential to be totally different from most teams? I reckon he's looking ok and set for a big season. You're wrong about Greene, he's a star get on board.

The Ranger

Surely Greene is just as likely to cop a ban after his bye as he is before his bye?
Am I missing something?

Liam

Going without Dusty is a pod move. Everyone has him.

will

Remove Shuey and add D Smith/McLean/Walters to your forward line, the rookies there are average

will

and turn Danger/Coniglio into A p o. d

Derek

i can see the attraction of Devon, his price is nice.
Mclean it think is overpriced for what he will provide.

WinnerRGrinners

Can I get your opinion please

DEF Laird, Savage, Ryan, Naughton, S.Murry, Finlayson (Doedee, L.Murphy)
MID Martin, Mitchell, Kelly, Zorko, Fyfe, Crispp, Brayshaw, Banfield, ( Kelly , Barry ,Holman)
RUC Martin , Gawn ( Cameron)
FWD heeney , Smith , Petracca, Taberner, Rayner, Stephenson ( Fritch, L.Ryan)

Cash $46.3k

Sould I swap Laird for Hibberd ???
Do I need Billings????

How do I stop pulling my hair out??

HELLLLLP

Sc_Wow

I’d defiantly rethink your forward line. Not sure why everyone is jumping on Tab, defiantly wouldn’t have him at F4. Rayner did not show enough to justify his price tag. Also don’t see Crisp being worth a selection.

Laird and Hib will score similar and cost the same. So doesn’t really matter who you pick. Crows have a lot of early home games so maybe Laird will start better

Loop

I've tried to ignore it but…… the word is definitely. In past posts I thought that maybe it was a typo but its obviously not.
Just calling it as it is Wow, trying to be helpful.

Sc_Wow

Thanks look at least you’re good for something

Post_MaSloane

As for not pulling your hair out, I haven't found a remedy. But once cricket season rolls around you should be able to break the habit for a couple of months

GAZ

Def – Laird, L Ryan, Hibberd (Melb), Naughton, Keefe , Doedee (Murray, Finslayson)

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

Rucks – Gawn,Sandilands (Cameron)

Fwd – Heeney, Billings , Smith, Barlow, Christensen , Fritch (Ryan, Brown)

CalebCripps922

Decent side try not to have Garlett on field swap him with T Kelly

CalebCripps922

My new look side:
DEF: Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray {Finlayson, Mihocek}
MID: Danger, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, LDU, T Kelly {Banfeild, Barry, Holman}
RUC: Gawn, Nank {Olango}
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Smith, Christensen, Fritsch {Garlett, Ryan}
Any help appreciated community!

John

Very nice team Caleb I wouldn't change it at all

DacZawson

Would switch LDU with Brodie

Maverick

Too expensive down back for me having 3 at 500+. LDU to Brodie and I think ya teams looking solid mate

John

That's a good looking team Barron I love your PODS (McGovern and Shuey)

Russty_

Wondering what's the big appeal about Walters?
Going through his scores from last season he had one huge one at 170, a few purple patches where he got a few tons in a row, and some really bad low scores, just seems very inconsistent to me, not a premo scorer historically either.

Sc_Wow

Not much value in fwd line is my reasoning. More midfeild time should hopefully see him decrease those low scores, and with a high ceiling I’m not wanting to miss out. Freo have an easy early run so that’s his chance to prove himself to be a lock for the season, if not I’m sure the overpriced Heeney/Franklins will be more affordable by then

Post_MaSloane

It's based more on his 'midfield time'. Generally his tons have been coming when we plays in the mid rather than in the forward line, so most people are banking on him rolling through the guts

Sc_Wow

Wouldn’t say banking. Been watching where he’s been playing and selecting accordingly

James

No hill brothers jlt which will need to be considered.

guest

Hill brothers don't play in the guts. Bradley wouldn't know what a contested ball was.

Russty_

Cheers guys, thanks for the responses 🙂

Starkingdom

Ruusty, he has a huge ceiling. Isn't that a good enough reason?

Russty_

He also has a huge basement Stark…not convinced here, also has an element of flogitude about him, and injuries to boot.

Danielson

Could I get some thoughts and opinions on my side please community.
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray/// Finlayson, mihocek

MID: Mitchell, Ablett, Merrett, Bontempelli, Treloar, Cripps, Brodie, Banfield/// Kelly, Barry, Holman

RUCK: Martin, Gawn/// Cameron

FORWARD: Heeney, Billings, Mclean, Parish,Garlett, Fritsch/// Langdon, Ryan

Justification:
Ablett is a risk that im willing to take, he is an all time great and has had an interupted preseason apart from his hamstring mishap recently. His shoulder (the main problem) looks in perfect knick and from all reports the problems concerning the shoulder are gone. My thought process is that when he plays, he is a 115+ average player. Injury is a very plausible possibility yet im willing to risk it anyway in hopes that the reward is greater then the risk, and at the end of the day he can be quickly traded if a problem does arise. Merrett is someone that im predicting to naturally improve on his output within a bombers team that will improve. He will be in brownlow contention for this year. Bontempelli is just one of those players that is bound to have a huge brownlow winning year. He is a game changer and doesnt need a lot of touches to score highly, predicting a 112+ average from him. Treloar is someone who has had a dismal year in 2017 and is a proven premium scorerk, averaging 110+ in the past. He is still young, free from injury, and im predicting him to bounce back strongly and imrpove his DE% somewhat.
Martin and Gawn are self explanatory.
My forward line is perhaps the biggest risk and the line im not completely set on as of yet. Mclean is there as im hoping that his natural progression will see him average 92+. Parish is someone that noone has and is my biggest POD. He was a top 5 pick and is bound to have a breakout season where he averages 90+. Im predicting this year to be the year with an increase in his midfield minutes aswell as extra weight. He is in the sweet spot of 40 games and in my opinion he will average higher then devon smith. Mclean and Parish can be changed to Petracca and Smith, however I much prefer the mclean and parish combo. The 2 starting rookies is probably my biggest risk in this team. The only reason that its a risk is because all of the options are small forwards, not the fact that they wont play. Im understanding that one of the starting rooks are likely to drop me a 30-40. Id rather cop a shit score from a 120k player every second week then start with a midpricer im not confident in such as Sicily, Walters, etc. I am also not willing to change the structure of other lines to accomodate one less rookie in the forward line. Please provide me your opinions community, I will try to justify this team further once I recieve some feedback.
Cheers community

Sc_Wow

Firstly I don’t see any value in Lloyd, has shown to not score well in a full strength Sydney team. You’re right about Ablett, but only in the fact he’s a huge risk. Don’t see him playing every game which means you trade him or sit him on the bench. That’s not something I’m willing to pay 600k plus for. Your Bont and Treloar picks aren’t the best. If you were to predict a top 10 midfeild for end of year do you really think those guys will beat the likes of dusty, danger, Kelly, Oliver, Crouch? Treloar to have another mediocre season for me, who’s he going to kick to? Cox? Pass
McLean is a good pick, looks like you put some thought into that rather than just predicting a random breakout year like some of your other selections, his avg has improved well over the years. If you’re happy copping a couple of 30’s in the fwd line then I guess I won’t try to persuade you otherwise. Doesn’t make sense to me though.
Cameron as r3 just seems like a waste of money. Don’t see him cementing a starting place for Sydney, and it leaves you with no loophole option

Derek

when i look back on the years i have done ok and the years i have done not ok, the one thing that stands out more than anything…. is the health of my starting premiums!

sometimes this is just good luck or rotten luck.

if you have premiums miss a week or 2 and you have a Pickett or Simpkin on field, world of hurt.

it is bad luck if you pick a premium who hasn't missed a game all last year and has a perfect pre-season and then has an injury or a smack on the head.

But if you pick an Ablett, Rocky, Beams, Swallow, mcveigh, Wingard, Sanilands, JOM, Armitage types and they get injuried, i don't think you can blame bad luck.

last year 7 of my 14 starting keepers finished the year in my team, not a fun year. even JPK, Selwood & pendles started missing games (Cyril was my own fault).

Start with Ablett, but deep down you know the outcome.

Also, trying to pick midprice players who will "break out" is statistically impossible. once you factor in a margin of error, the statistically probability is NIL%. Anyone who picked Oliver and Kelly last year got lucky.

looking back over my last 5 seasons, usually a GnR player, but have been know to throw a few midpricers in the starting team (who can forget my Lobbe & Cloke selections, and don't even talk to me about Rich & BrodieSmith…..). In total i have started 15 midpricers over the last 5 seasons.

The only ones that would say were a success were Smitchell, Ibbotson, Wells & Sandilands last year. the rest have been awful. What stands out with the successful ones is they were all "fallen premiums".

Again, i look at my team right now and see Mills and Devon. sigh.

Sc_Wow

You seem to be on the same page as me Derick. This game is tough enough, no need to make silly errors and rely on luck to make it even tougher

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good one BVC.
A west coast pod team with a helping of sauce.
The thing i am wary of is the two rooks on field in the fwd line.
Would only do that if fogarty got a regular gig.
Being a crow man whats your take on the velvet fog?

Also the happy place is up and running again this year. You probably got the invite but if not code is below.

123493.

Welcome.

Shake_n_Bake_

All aboard now Trigg! Finally got some time off!!

neil demons delight

Hi Shake Is Cazaly full cheers

Shake_n_Bake_

Ive opened a spot for you now Neil. code is 212948 let me know when your in.

neil demons delight

just got in thanks shake having massive problems with the team ONLY way to satisfy R14 byes is with the two flogs sicily and greene HATE IT however must be

Russty_

Stack your side full of Demons Neil, that'll help round 14.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dammit now ive done it
Havent looked at my team for a couple of weeks and now put nank on instead of kruez and can fit cogs at m6 and a key fwd at f5 instead of christensen.
Bugger.
Must stick fat, must stick fat…but looks good with nank in there.

Shake_n_Bake_

Thats one of my dilemmas Trigg. I dont want to trade Ryder down to Nank but might have to! What to do??!!

The Ranger

Yep. That same dilemma for me Trigga. Has been all preseason.
If I drop Kreuzer out other areas of my team get better but I just don't like any of the other ruckmen other than Ryder and I still can't make that work with his bye!

Finnius

I am in – team Lloyd Pope XVIII

Dylan

Unless forward rookies change, this will be my final lineup

Hurley, Hibberd, Laird, Naughton, Finlayson, Doedee (Murray, Murphy)
Danger, Mitchell, Kelly, Fyfe, JPK, Brayshaw, Brodie, Barry (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)
Martin, Gawn (Cameron)
Buddy, Dahlhaus, Barlow, Sicily, Fritsch, Giles (Ryan, Langdon)

$95k in the kitty, a Danger downgrade fwd rookie upgrade gets a 5th strong player but very unsure. Any final tips? Cheers

The DoggHaus

Sorry, Langdon is supposed to be Garlett. Giles-Langdon on field

Jack

Hibberd & o’meara 99k remaining or Tuohy & Coniglio with 22k remaining

Sc_Wow

Hibberd and a rookie

Jack

Leaves me with with 300k left over with nothing to do with as I don’t have any other mid price players to upgrade

Sc_Wow

I’m sure you can improve somewhere, fwd line most like JOM not worth it for me

Sam

Laird, hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, doedee, Murray
(Finalayson, Mirra)

Martin, Mitchell, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, O’meara, Banfield, Brayshaw
(Holman, Kelly, Barry)

Gawn, Nankervis
(Olango)

Franklin, Heeney, Billings, Smith, Stephenson, Fritsch
(Keefe, Ahern)

90k left over

noah

what does everyone think about chad wingard and clayton oliver

Maverick

Oliver yes another season under his belt will increase his tank, wingard no to many new faces at port to run through the midfield now for chad to get the time in there he needs. Better options at his price imo noah

Patch

Clayton Oliver is an excellent selection for mine. Currently in my side.

Wingard's first name is Chad which is justification enough for me but not sure he's a chance at too much mid time with Rockliff in the side. Willing to be proven wrong but if I am I'll pick him up after his bye

Steeeve

Chad goes up, down, up, down, up…

This is his down year.

JKP

G’day community

I currently have Christensen at F5.

Am I better saving 65k and picking Rayner who presumably has good job security.

Thoughts appreciated

Purple

Sicily in FWD and McGovern down back
or
Sicily in DEF and Petracca up forward

Patch

Option one for mine Purple.

Maverick

The latter purple. Purely because I’m not sold on McGovern is all. But I like the idea of Sicily fwd

Purple

cheers fellas

StevoRivo

Like the team Baron. Should you start with another mid/fwd swing on the fwd bench to swap out with Garlett?

Patch

A lot of West Coast in there Baz but being calm and composed means you're in a better spot than I.

Derek

i want some WCE midfield as well, but i'm just not brave enough.

Josh

Lack of bravery or could it be presence of Mind…

Maverick

Something I’ve noticed this season is 99.98% of teams are starting with a pure mid optioned midfield! Meaning no dual positions in the guts! So different to previous seasons… unfortunately There is Just no good mid/fwd cows worth pickin

BrownlowBoy

G'day Barron,

Just thoughts on Coniglio vs Liberatore? Both similar price.

Cheers BB

FearTheBeard

Can I get some advise on current set up lads please:

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mirra)

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

Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron)

Buddy, Walters, Smith, Tracca, Bell, Fritsch (Stephenson, Ryan)

I am tossing up mainly if I downgrade Stephenson to Giles and upgrade Bell? Can even go Cripps down to Cong to try and get someone semi decent perhaps McLean?

FearTheBeard

No love?

murray

check my team FTB, similar to yours

FearTheBeard

Actually even some thoughts on other set up be nice :

TEAM A

aird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mirra)

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

Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron)

Buddy, Walters, Smith, Tracca, Bell, Fritsch (Stephenson, Ryan)

TEAM B

Laird, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Mirra)

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Cong, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, O'Connor)

Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron)

Buddy, Billings, Walters, Smith, Trecca, Fritsch (Keefe, Ryan)

I will need to slightly edit above to make the 50k odd missing.

Thoughts overall?

Mr.Brightside

Mark O'Connor (Mid) from the Cats promoted from the Rookie list , not sure if he will be of any relevance though ?

Post_MaSloane

He had one amazing quarter against the bombers, seems to run a bit on confidence. I like him, wasn't expecting to see him play for a while though

Derek

i Liked what he did in JLT2. Good size and runs well.

DPP I like a lot

Starkingdom

Fantastic news for Cat fans. Always big wraps on the lad.

Maverick

How does everyone feel about lambert this year to take it to the next level? Looks to be able to find the pill, a tackling machine, knows where the goals are and should see some midfield time… worth the consideration or better options around his price? (470k)

pod

I like him for what you said, still deciding on inclusion at that price.

neil demons delight

Had him from dot

dontblushbaby

Interesting to see the AFL Captains picked P.Dow to win the Rising Star, too exy for me @ 193k

Shake_n_Bake_

How deep are teams going in the Midfield? At the moment im 5-1-5 Coniglio being my mid priced. Really like GWS early draw so want to keep him but cant help thinking another rookie frees up alot of coin. What does the community think? How deep are your midfields??!!

The Ranger

I'm only going five deep Shake, some good rookies in the middle this year. I hope.

Sc_Wow

I’m 6 deep, some good rookies but also great value and potential 10 top finishers that are priced well

The Ranger

As a consequence you must be lighter in fwd or def then Wow?
I've looked at having another premo in the mids but the cash it takes leaves me short elsewhere.

Sc_Wow

Yeah lighter in defence but I think there are plenty of solid rookies who can make cash quickly and be upgrade to premos who are overpriced atm

The Ranger

Laird, Hibberd, Yeo and Hurley all overpriced IMO.
I won't start with more than one of them.
Laird probably with that nice start to the season.

Sc_Wow

That’s what I’m doing, and it’s how I have 6 premo mids

DacZawson

Out of interest, if you’re going light in defence but only taking 1 of those 4, what other potentially top 8 premiums make up your backlines Wow and Ranger?

The Ranger

It will prob be two of Witherden, Ryan and Lloyd and I'd be hoping for an av of 90 – 95.

Holty

6-0-5 for me. Cripps is at m6

Liam

6-1-4
Coniglio m7, I don’t rate the mid rookies enough to start them ahead of value picks in the mid.
It’s Hibberd and banfield V Parker and doedee and I see the second option winning comfortably hence the heavy midfield.

redherringfc

Yep 5-1-5. Fyfe at 5, Armitage at 6, but like you he may go to free up $$.

Hopefully leaves only 3 Premiums to bring in, being Dusty, Kelly and Mitchell.

neil demons delight

Shake I must have missed your post re CAZALY

Shake_n_Bake_

Hey Neil ill open a spot for you tonight about 8.30 ill post it here as soon as l do it.

neil demons delight

thx mate looking forward

Shake_n_Bake_

ready for the code Neil? Its 212948, let me know when your in.

neil demons delight

in thx

hedski

5 with 3 rooks Shake (depending rook selection)

Russty_

Hey Shake, I'm going for 5- 1- 5
I also like Bonner in defence, with Broadbent and Pittard out, he'll get a chance to score and make money.

Shake_n_Bake_

I have Ryan at D3 l like Bonner to. Im sticking with Ryan thou. I think freo will love to get in his hands coming out of defence, he loves to kick the thing which is whats appealing.

Russty_

Hoping he's gonna be a gun this year.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If not starting danger:
5-1-2
If starting danger;

5-0-3

Ricardo

What's the go with Garlett (Carl)? Is he injured?

Mike

Would love some feedback on the team community! $118.7k left

Laird, Hibberd, Ryan, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Keeffe, Mihoeck)

Danger, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Brayshaw, T. Kelly, Holman (Brodie, Banfield, Barry)

Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)

Heeney, Greene, Billings, Sicily, Fogarty, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

Any comments welcome gang, keen to hear your thoughts

Jason

What is your plan with ryder and r10 bye? I have him and trying to find out the best way around this scenario. Love the 2 premo defence with the better rookies down there

Mike

Don't really plan for the byes as we just play for league position not overall position. Just trying to find the right balance of rookies is hard this year!

Russty_

Hey Mike, even though Fogarty is already better than that spud, Taylor Walker, he'll take his spot as soon as he comes back, I reckon the Crows should kick that spud to the scrapheap like Tippett.

Jack

thoughts on selecting Ollie Wines as a POD?

pod

Those friggin thighs are too big for my liking

Tibor

May as well have him on the maybe pile and wait until after his early bye

Jack

To start with though?

Saundo

Do it

murray

Here is my final team guys, any comment or criticism welcome

Laird, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (L Murphy Mihocek)

Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, M Crouch, Fyfe, Bontepelli, Coniglio, A Brayshaw (Banfield T Kelly, Holman)

Gawn, Nank (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Mclean, Petracca, Keefe, Fritsch (Ryan, Narrier)

Thoughts please

FearTheBeard

I'm tossing up the same idea of d3-6. Hard to way up cause it mean i can load up a bit more…

Ballsy but seems more d rookies then elsewhere.

murray

thats because there are so many D rookies to choose from and so few in fwd line, have gone deep in mid as well

David C

Too deep in the midfield. Mid rooks score way better than forward rooks.

BadgerHoney7

Money in bank: 9,200
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray – Finlayson, Mihocek
Questions: If O'Shea gets named Round 1 I'll probably go with him, why, experience will charge more points over Naughton. Savage, risky, but I'll probably go with him unless I jump on Luke Ryan.
MID: Danger, Martin, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, JOM, Brayshaw, Kelly – Banfield, Barry, Holman
Questions: If Danger doesn't play Round 1, I don't care, I don't wanna go salvaging money mid season, JOM is a huge risk, and I know that, but once he gets confidence he'll be a star (played 5 games in 3 years, give him a break) and he showed that 1st quarter vs Carlton.
RUCK: Gawn, NicNat – Olango
Praying that NicNat plays Round 1, if not, I'll go to Nank.
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Fritsch – Ahern, Ryan
Bell over Christensen is a risk atm but he was dominant during the JLT and has potential.
How to go to Nank; Bell down to Christensen – NicNat up to Nank

BundyBear

Is it really so important to start with Danger ?

Steeeve

For overall rank, yes

Willymack1234

Final team (i think), thoughts would be welcomed

Fwd: Laird, Hibberd, Ryan, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mirra)

Mid: Danger, Tmitch, Kelly, Merrett, Fyfe, Brodie, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)

Fwd: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Bell, Fritsch (Waterman, Ryan)

52k in the bank

David C

Good side, good structure. Waterman probably gets dropped when Kennedy comes back in so might want to find a better forward rook. Mirra didn't really get a go in the JLT, not good JS.

FearTheBeard

Can I get some advise on current set up lads please:

TEAM A

aird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mirra)

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

Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron)

Buddy, Walters, Smith, Tracca, Bell, Fritsch (Stephenson, Ryan)

TEAM B

Laird, Savage, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, (Murphy, Mirra)

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Cong, Banfield, Holman (Barry, Kelly, O'Connor)

Kreuz, Gawn (Olango)

Buddy, Billings, Walters, Smith, Trecca, Fritsch (Giles, Ryan)

FearTheBeard

Missing Defender is Naughton in Team B too lol.

Hawks_2018

Team B is much better for def rooks

Reubs

Thanks for sharing BVC and little leprechan guy. Top work by you and the lads this pre-season. Bring on the footy!

steve

Thoughts on the following team?

still undecided what to do with F5 as there is a limited amount of good rookies down there.

Also, unsure about Oliver, heard that he is racing against the clock to be fit for round 1. If i were too change him, wouldn't want anyone with the Round 14 Bye.

I have 50k in the bank to work with.

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

MID: Danger, Titich, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield ( Kelly, Barry, Holman)

Ruck: KRUZ, Gawn (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, Mclean, Stephenson, Fritish (Garlett, Ryan)

Any suggestions are welcomed.

Hawks_2018

Great team all round especially condsidering you have gotten the big KRUZ. I think you should downgrade Lloyd to a def rookie I.e finlaysin or coffield and upgrade one forward rookie to a Fwd premo since the forward rookies are ….t

Hawks_2018

I suggest getting Kelly for Oliver if he misses out on round one hopefully he won't but Melb won't take risks with there no. 1 mid if not 100%

Phildev

Solid Barron. I take your point with king but extra money on the field with olongo for me is always best.

Ps I have a few spots in a high ranked league if anyone that’s a top 10k finisher is interested in. Just messaged me

Cheers and good luck all

Barry

Thoughts on zorko as a POD pick?

BrownlowBoy

Good pick

Starkingdom

I have him Barry as his ceiling is huge. Without Rocky there he'll take it upon himself to carry that team.

Sc_Wow

solid

Lazza

In my team .. First VC option.

RougheadNSheSwallows

G'Day community, long time fan here. Have few spots open for a draft league tonight (Monday) at 7:15pm. Would love to get a few community members involved. Thanks!

RougheadNSheSwallows

League code is 250492

James

Whats you say on Liam Duggan for WC

Suzie

Ablett or Zorko for M2? Justify your answers please. Cheers community.

BrownlowBoy

Zorko, purely based on durability.

KSinny

agreed, Even if Ablett doesn't get injured he will be rested some weeks to keep him good for the end of the season.

Derek

agree

Starkingdom

Abbleeeeeeetttt.

redherringfc

Zorko. Ablett will miss quite a few games throughout the season. I’ve heard it said that Geelong didn’t get Gary so he could play in March or April, They got him for September.

ILove PatrickCripps

Hey lads can we still swap players in and out of our side after the first game (rich v carl) has been played? Obviously we cant change players who have already played but unfortunately I won't see team line-ups till after Richmond v Carlton has started

Lazza

Now that you mention it.. As my team stands today I’ll only have 1 score after the first game in R1. Lots of flexibility to pick and choose.

KSinny

Guys do I get Bont, Kelly, Oliver, Crouch, Zorko, Sloane or Duncan as my M5?

Starkingdom

I'd goooooooo Oliver but closely followed by Kelly then Zorko

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Northerner

Thanks Barron. Just a suggestion. Waterman is unlikely to hold his spot after JJK returns. Of the WCE rookies I think Venables is the one they want to invest in and will get midfield minutes. I think he’ll improve after a few games at the level and will be a safer pick.

Derek

i really like Venables. Didn't play much JLT but apparently had a killer trail game last weekend. he is a pure midfielder as well, somthing that WCE are needing. he is in my team.

Steeeve

Anyone able to please share the Pantom's team?

I know a subscription isn't much but I've unsubscribed this year (from that, and Netflix, and the gym) and am taking the money I used to spend each week, and putting it aside for my family — just gone from 2 to 3.

The articles I can do without, but I'm just curious this one time about his team. Any help most appreciated!

Russty_

Hi Steve, he's only revealed his defence so far, midfield coming tomorrow apparently..whoopee!..like it's a big mystery lol

Here's what he has so far….
Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Bonner,Doedee, Murray–Finlayson and Murphy

Liam

He said he’s sacrificed the mids to go heavy in def and forwards.

CheekyNandos7

Hey Steve, if you're using Facebook to see the Herald Sun articles you can clear your browser after reading each article and you will be able to read the next one without it asking you to sign up. I only know how to do this on my iPad, not sure if different for Android devices but here's what I do:

1. Tap more (bottom left of screen for me)
2. Settings
3. Account Settings
4. Browser
5. Clear data
6. Read articles

Not sure if it will work every time but anyway, there ya go man 🙂

Steeeve

Thanks mate will give it a whirl

cameronmmfoskett

Dawson Simpson….Waiting for the second ruckman to Gawn to make themselves known, is he an option to placehold and save money?

Will he score points/play 22?

DacZawson

Can't see them going with two ruckmen when Lobb returns which could be Round 1. Patton can easily pinch hit if needed

Russty_

Lobb won't return round 1, but could in round 3 or so. He's not fit enough yet.

DacZawson

oh okay cheers russty, point still stands though

Russty_

Better off going for 2 premos Dac, Nicnat could be back this week too so Lycett's out.

DacZawson

Yeah for me it'll be Goldy and Gawn to take up my ruck spots

Russty_

Nank's a good choice also.

WoW_Trevor

If you're going with a cheap ruck as an alternative to a fwd on field rookie he's the perfect option. He'll play his heart out because he knows it's his last chance. 2 games last year both over 90. First up is dogs with no Ruck =50+ hitouts to kelly etc, then grundy, Darcy Cameron=60+ hitouts, Sandi, StKilda 50+ hitouts.
You only need 5-games from him to see if Nic Nat is OK then you can almost swap
If he spuds and averages 60-70 he'll do better than your rookie f6 would have.

BrownlowBoy

It's being reported Dangerfield is going to play round 1.

If you took him out of your teams, just keep him out please!

Sc_Wow

Where?

Captain Risky

Tom Morris ? Sports day radio on twitter I've seen it, not sure what that's worth. Wait and see still

BrownlowBoy

Tom Morris on twitter.

Sc_Wow

🤞🏼

Defying_Madness

Don't worry I will keep him out

Russty_

Hey BB, I never thought he wouldn't play…he's a machine.