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_
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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
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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
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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,… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

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

Nick
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Nick

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

Sc_Wow
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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.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Spot on WOW, he already has maxed out his fwd spots if Walters were to move into fwd line and then say swap petracca out for a coniglio in mid…..I know for the same price who will score more!

LuskinStar
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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
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Starkingdom

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

Post_MaSloane
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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
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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
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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

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

yep, Stephenson in mid would never happen, as I said your fwds already deep and having walters there you can sacrifice a fwd for a better scoring mid like coniglio….

Nick
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Nick

Yep, and that's a different setup. Agree.

Nick
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Nick

Anything else on selections, rather than structure?

Ryan
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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
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Sc_Wow

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

Russty_
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Russty_

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

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Yeh this is a really rare team. Crazy fwd and defence!!!!

Sc_Wow
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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_Sixty6
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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
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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.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

He is a star but he is also a loose unit who gets suspended. Never doubted his ability in my post. As I said if he's level headed I'll pick up him around byes

The Ranger
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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?

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I'd say less likely. Do something stupid close to finals and he will regret it.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I see ya point but I think you're giving him too much credit…not sure he's capable of controlling himself just because it's nearer to finals! Shame cos he's a bloody good player.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

He's not going be an idiot this year surely. The new coin should keep him happy.

Liam
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Liam

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

will
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will

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

will
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will

and turn Danger/Coniglio into A p o. d

WinnerRGrinners
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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
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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
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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
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Sc_Wow

Thanks look at least you’re good for something

Post_MaSloane
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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

Tibor
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Tibor

Laird V Hibberd. Very similar output. One will work better for your bye plans, Hibberd bye in r13, and Laird in 14…..

GAZ
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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
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CalebCripps922

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

CalebCripps922
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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
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John

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

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Would switch LDU with Brodie

Maverick
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Maverick

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

John
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John

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

Russty_
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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
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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

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Russty Walters got mid time after their byes and recorded 3 tons including 172 then an 88 and a 47 in that game he got injured. Played same role in JLT which gives his selection promise.

Post_MaSloane
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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
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Sc_Wow

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

James
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James

No hill brothers jlt which will need to be considered.

guest
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guest

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

Russty_
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Russty_

Cheers guys, thanks for the responses 🙂

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

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

Russty_
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Russty_

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

Danielson
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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… Read more »

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Even if I gave feedback, I'd just come across as a dick according to you.

Danielson
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Danielson

Id accept feedback buddy, just dont need to be condescending when giving it.

Sc_Wow
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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… Read more »

Danielson
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Danielson

Cameron will be downgraded to a cheaper ruck option if not named round 1. Im not fully convinced with lloyd either but hes the best option at that price range in the defensive line IMO. Also I am predicting bontempelli to finish in the top 10 midfielders, Treloar to be not far off and be around 11th. Treloars problem wasnt that he didnt get possessions, it was the way he used them, and im tipping him for a comeback to a 110+ average. Im picking parish for a breakout year as ive been a keen admirer of him ever since… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

bit of cognitive bias with Young Parish by the sounds of it.

Derek
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Derek

i have the same with Mills. My son played with him at the swans academy, nice kid.

Derek
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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… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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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

Danielson
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Danielson

I tend to agree with you Derek, however ive had a different experience regarding midpricers. My success in picking midpricers included picks such as higgins, cripps, mitchell, wells, and kelly. My losses regarding midpricers included picks such as lumumba (facepalm) and picking Roughead over Nankervis. To succeed in this game is to be a bit lucky in choosing the correct midpricers, a cookie cutter team might put you ahead of the pack, but it wont make you a standout. You have to take a gamble on some of these players and hope for the best.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

You are pretty set in your ways Dani, and hesitant to listen to pretty solid advice. Maybe just leave your team the way it is and reasses next year.

Tibor
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Tibor

I'm with you on most of that Derek. Not so sure that a fallen premium is a better mid price gamble than picking the break out. They are all gambles certainly but personally I'd prefer to have a couple rather than just grabbing rookies. I think you have to have a clear reason that you think a bloke will break out or return to premium output. I'm talking about a genuine reason not just a lucky guess. I picked Oliver last year and based it on his previous year where he played 13 games and was held back for clear… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

I read somewhere there was a good 10+ jump for players who change teams, most of them would be midpricers.

Tibor
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Tibor

Yeah a change in role if you're certain what that change is would be exactly the sort of genuine reason I'm talking about

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Gibbs a 110+ AVG you say then Derek?

Tibor
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Tibor

I think he's talking about mid price more than premium I don't reckon Gaz goes up by ten either and what Stringer does is anyone's guess. Certainly some mid pricers change clubs get a new role and thrive. That's actually what is supposed to happen when things go as planned.

Having said that Jack Watts stays firmly on the never again list…

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Ablett will be red hot!!

Tibor
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Tibor

Not too sure I share your optimism on Parish. I don't think being a top 5 pick a few years back means much. Sometimes a pod is a pod because there are better options available such as Petracca who you do mention as an option and he has the benefit of Max Gawn's ruckwork. Parish also in some injury or fitness doubt having scans today and not training in match simulations. Of the options you mention Petracca and Smith 17 k cheaper than Parish and McLean. To me a reasonably easy choice but if you go with your gut feel… Read more »

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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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_
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Shake_n_Bake_

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

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Hi Shake Is Cazaly full cheers

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

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

neil demons delight
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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_
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Russty_

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

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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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_
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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
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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
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Finnius

I am in – team Lloyd Pope XVIII

Dylan
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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
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The DoggHaus

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

Jack
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Jack

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

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Hibberd and a rookie

Jack
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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
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Sc_Wow

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

Sam
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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
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noah

solid team omeara a risk but could pay off well

noah
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noah

what does everyone think about chad wingard and clayton oliver

Maverick
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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

noah
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noah

who would you suggest, i want a player that is a bit different from everyone else but still good

Maverick
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Maverick

I have lambert… he is only getting better. A tackling machine enjoys a goal an can find the leather. And will rotate through the tigers midfield. A decent pod i believe

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Roughead or Cameron

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Whitfield

Derek
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Derek

Barlow

Patch
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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
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Steeeve

Chad goes up, down, up, down, up…

This is his down year.

JKP
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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
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Purple

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

Patch
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Patch

Option one for mine Purple.

Maverick
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Maverick

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

Purple
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Purple

cheers fellas

StevoRivo
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StevoRivo

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

Patch
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Patch

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

Derek
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Derek

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

Josh
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Josh

Lack of bravery or could it be presence of Mind…

Maverick
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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

Jalopy
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Jalopy

A general rule of SC winners (Not me) is to have pure Mids in the guts and M/F in the fwd line. However, like most of us who have say 4 M/F in the fwd line, we/I am looking for a decent m/f rookie to place on the mid bench and yes, this year they are scarce.

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

G'day Barron,

Just thoughts on Coniglio vs Liberatore? Both similar price.

Cheers BB

FearTheBeard
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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
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FearTheBeard

No love?

murray
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murray

check my team FTB, similar to yours

FearTheBeard
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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
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Mr.Brightside

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

Moosehead
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Moosehead

Just before the first game, Enormous relevance. Thanks for the tip-off Mr. B.

Post_MaSloane
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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
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Derek

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

DPP I like a lot

Starkingdom
Guest
Starkingdom

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

Maverick
Guest
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
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pod

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

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Had him from dot

dontblushbaby
Guest
dontblushbaby

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

Shake_n_Bake_
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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
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The Ranger

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

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

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

The Ranger
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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
Guest
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
Guest
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
Guest
Sc_Wow

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

DacZawson
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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
Guest
The Ranger

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

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Most are jumping on Lloyd/savage. Then Sicily in lower bracket for $$$$

The Ranger
Guest
The Ranger

Sicily smells of flog.

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Correct but he's the general down back now. Good ball user, only concern is he's too easily rattled if tagged like lamb did last year.

Derek
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Derek

Hawks love to have a loose man in defense, Gibbo did it well. i see Sicily taking over that role. He is the best overhead mark in the team and easily the longest kick. if this works well, Sicily will be free to roam around in defense raking up the intercepts. However….. teams will try and make him accountable and man up. Some teams tried it last year and the hawks at times even starting with a 4 man forward line and stacking defense with 8 to overcome other teams trying to "match up". I saw them try it a… Read more »

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Don't like any of those options. Struggling to see any sub 480k defenders being top 8, but who knows

Holty
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Holty

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

Liam
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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
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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
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neil demons delight

Shake I must have missed your post re CAZALY

Shake_n_Bake_
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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
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neil demons delight

thx mate looking forward

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

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

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

in thx

hedski
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hedski

5 with 3 rooks Shake (depending rook selection)

Russty_
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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_
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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_
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Russty_

Hoping he's gonna be a gun this year.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

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

5-0-3

Ricardo
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Ricardo

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

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Shoulder

Mike
Guest
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
Guest
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
Guest
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!

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Take Fog out, won't play consecutive games unless long term injury to a crow. Should leave you with 160k and upgrade elsewhere

Mike
Guest
Mike

who should I put in instead of fog?

Russty_
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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
Guest
Jack

thoughts on selecting Ollie Wines as a POD?

pod
Guest
pod

Those friggin thighs are too big for my liking

Tibor
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Tibor

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

Jack
Guest
Jack

To start with though?

Saundo
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Saundo

Do it

murray
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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
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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
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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
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David C

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

BadgerHoney7
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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… Read more »

BundyBear
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BundyBear

Is it really so important to start with Danger ?

Steeeve
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Steeeve

For overall rank, yes

Willymack1234
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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
Guest
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
Guest
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
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FearTheBeard

Missing Defender is Naughton in Team B too lol.

Hawks_2018
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Hawks_2018

Team B is much better for def rooks

Reubs
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Reubs

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

steve
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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… Read more »

Hawks_2018
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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
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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%

steve
Guest
steve

I have enough money for any forward but Buddy (already have heeney), who do i get?

Willymack1234
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Willymack1234

Greene

PDAP
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PDAP

I really like your team Barron. Of course you will trade well which someone (Pieman?) explained is – paramount. I too, have Sicily in my fwd line but at this stage I do not have a D/F in my defence because I do not fancy Keefe. Is Keefe any chance of getting a game at some stage. That question concerns me. My very good team last year finished 1009th, but my starting team this year is different to last year due to a lack of DDP options. In 2017, from first round, I had Nank in my ruck and Ryder… Read more »

Phildev
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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
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Barry

Thoughts on zorko as a POD pick?

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Good pick

Starkingdom
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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
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Sc_Wow

solid

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Chuck on the VC

Lazza
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Lazza

In my team .. First VC option.

RougheadNSheSwallows
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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
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RougheadNSheSwallows

League code is 250492

James
Guest
James

Whats you say on Liam Duggan for WC

Suzie
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Suzie

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

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Zorko, purely based on durability.

KSinny
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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
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Derek

agree

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Abbleeeeeeetttt.

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Nice sabotaging Stark.

redherringfc
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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
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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

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Correct

Lazza
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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
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KSinny

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

Starkingdom
Guest
Starkingdom

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

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

well if you get Kelly as your M5 that means you have danger, dusty, Mitchell, ablett….

Derek
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Derek

i'd go Oliver. ready for a big breakout year. bit worried about his knock to the knee last weekend.

Russty_
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Russty_

Apparently, he was only allowed to run in straight lines at training. Chance of missing maybe?

KSinny
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KSinny

i have Titch, Dusty, Merret, Fyfe and Cogs and then whoever i get out of these guys

IntelDesign
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IntelDesign

If anyone out there is still scrambling to join a CASH league, there's two spots available right now.

Joining fee is $50 with a winner take all prize.

Be quick, don't miss out.

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AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

Sent you an email mate

Northerner
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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
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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.

Claire
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Claire

Would it be silly to have Sicily as a forward only without having a DDP down back?

Derek
Guest
Derek

not really. It still works well when you need to trade a player. You might want to trade out a defender but want a forward player, you can use Sicily to make the trade work.

Claire
Guest
Claire

What? Really. How does that work? This game is too hard. Thanks Derek, you are so helpful but don’t bother to explain until I need to trade out Sis.

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

When you trade a Def out, you then goto team and click S for substitute to put sicily into Defence and then choose your desired fwd. Can continue to do this each week until fully upgraded.

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Yeah as 66 said Claire, it's a trading loophole to use other than the standard dual position player swap, try it out once the season starts and you'll figure it out, you can always reverse it afterwards.

Derek
Guest
Derek

that is why people load up their DPP players on the "outside" lines. when their mid rookies are ready for culling they can trade in a forward or defender and swing their DPP player into the guts to create the swing sets as the season goes.

Claire
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Claire

Thanks everyone and Russty, that’s a good idea. I’ll try it our when/if that time comes.

WoW_Trevor
Guest
WoW_Trevor

Not if he's your F5 or F6 Claire. But, having him in your forward line is like storing the mower fuel under the bbq.

Whatyasmokin
Guest
Whatyasmokin

Having Sicily under the bbq is like having that 400K mower fuel that never becomes that 550K mower fuel you always wanted. Crap analogy by me but the point stands haha.

Steeeve
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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_
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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

Moosehead
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Moosehead

Thanks Russty. I have also cut down on SC expenses which is getting out of hand and annoying many people because this great game that Jock helped is being seen as a money grab.
Gee Bonner. I find that exciting. I wonder how many games he will get before Pittard returns. If he does ok he may make some cash before the byes?
Looking forward to more news about The Phantom.

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Hey Moose, Pittard's sposed to be out for 4 weeks and Broadbent is also out for 10 so I think he should have a spot and a chance to make some cash..or score well, hopefully both.

Moosehead
Guest
Moosehead

Thanks mate

Liam
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Liam

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

CheekyNandos7
Guest
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
Guest
Steeeve

Thanks mate will give it a whirl

cameronmmfoskett
Guest
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?

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Stay clear, simple

DacZawson
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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_
Guest
Russty_

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

DacZawson
Guest
DacZawson

oh okay cheers russty, point still stands though

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

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

DacZawson
Guest
DacZawson

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

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Nank's a good choice also.

WoW_Trevor
Guest
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
Guest
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
Guest
Sc_Wow

Where?

Captain Risky
Guest
Captain Risky

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

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Tom Morris on twitter.

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

🤞🏼

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

YEOW, one less headache! shape your teams as if danger plays, if not its downgrade to oliver simple!

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Why do you have the same picture as the bloke above you?

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Why not?

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

BrownlowBoy, some of the fellas weren't too keen on our somewhat harsh but direct feedback, no beating around the bush style. Thinking we are the same person haha, so we have same pic if the boys still wanna role with that thought!

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Probably a couple of mates, taking the pish BB lol

neil demons delight
Guest
neil demons delight

same dude rusty as hedski alluded to trev ?

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

I don't think so Neil, Trev's too busy with his new fence, and taking photos of new species of Collingwood supporting Flys lol

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Anyone would be too busy for two accounts

hedski
Guest
hedski

Yep

Defying_Madness
Guest
Defying_Madness

Don't worry I will keep him out

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

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

Nick
Guest
Nick

Any thoughts on my team would be greatly appreciated

Def- hibberd, Laird, saad, doedee, Finlayson, Murray ( Murphy, Naughton)

Midfield – danger, tmitch, dusty, Fyfe, Brodie, Brayshaw, kelly, Holman ( banfield, Fogarty, barry)

Ruck – Kreuzer, Gawn ( Cameron)

Fwd- Menegola, heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

I do have a large amount of rookies in the mid but hopfully won’t need to change my ruck or forward structure throughout the season

Davo
Guest
Davo

Nick, I really like your team because it is not copycatish. Good luck

hedski
Guest
hedski

Wow and 66, you have the same Avatar now Trev?

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

This is comical

AuroraBorealis?!
Guest
AuroraBorealis?!

Maybe it is the same guy?

neil demons delight
Guest
neil demons delight

Said the same Hedskii but Trev is older unless that is some one else in the photo.No doubt though like TREV he knows his fantasy and gives good advice .Pity if wow and 66 are TREV just say it Lots of us respect what you did

hedski
Guest
hedski

Yeah was thinking the same Neil.
I am really a white greyhound drinking a VB.
(Its Steve Carrell – 40 y.o. virgin could explain a few things)
FSC was a good site.

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

FSC had brilliant content

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Damn hedski, and I thought you were just a really intelligent, well trained Greyhound!…but that is your pet Greyhound right?

hedski
Guest
hedski

Yeah Russ, bout to walk him (with a few vbs of course).

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Just don't let him drive mate, he's probably over the limit after 2, being as skinny as he is lol

hedski
Guest
hedski

Takes him a sixpack to get rockin Russty.

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Not TREV fellas, and defiantly not the same guy, who'd have time for that.
Was just getting sick of seeing the same old none consecutive comments on peoples posts.
The photo is of Michael Scott ft Worlds best boss mug. Might have to get worlds best SC mug made.
Appreciate that some people are recognising the insight into the posts

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Thanks Neil, I appreciate the fact you can see the advice we give out is excellent. Its not from our hearts but from our brains! because we all know you don't make good SC decisions with your heart. Leads to a miserable long season.

SC_Sixty6
Guest
SC_Sixty6

Id love to have the time to be the same person but logging in and out is such a chore! Fellas we are our own identity and we are here to help this community out seeing as the old boys have retired and it has become a little less enjoyable on here. Consistent SC players and have sound advice, take it or leave it!

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Doubt if Trev would have time to be swapping avatars every 2 minutes and why would he bother?
Just some new blood in the site and I enjoy their comments.

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Appreciate it Russty. A lot of players would be better off with the advice given in my opinion. Feel like the JR crew aren't offering much in the way of help, and are releasing some ordinary teams

neil demons delight
Guest
neil demons delight

funny how TREV was not a fan and as I said trev you always opened with 'NAH MATE 'Too much coincidence for mine but many on this site respected TREV and want him and the site back what ever trev wow (also one of his remember guys trev wow) we enjoy your views cheers I was about to do an article when it turned off

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Again I'm not Trev but glad you can see the similarities, people offering good support are few and far between on here

hedski
Guest
hedski

Yep, had two accounts there also. Dont see the point of all the fuggin around Neil but its his time to waste.

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Nah mate it's not Trev…hey I started with that too!…maybe it's me?…lol

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

I’m not Trev!!!

Loop
Guest
Loop

I think that they're the same guy because –
Wow always says defiantly instead of definitely
66 said role with instead of roll with.
Unless they went to the same school and arent as good with spelling and context as they are at SC.

Sc_Wow
Guest
Sc_Wow

Geeez loop I guess we’re so busy giving feedback that we can’t spell check our posts. Thanks for reviewing. Maybe offer some SC feedback to this group next time.
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BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

“His decision-making and skill execution, particularly by foot, is one of his real strengths."

VFL Senior Assistant Coach Gavin Brow

Ahern could be a go for round 1 then?

Derek
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Derek

thats good enough for me, he's locked in.

Jocko
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Jocko

Rapt to read that. I look fwd to team selections to verify.

Russty_
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Russty_

Just saw on AFL tonight, Shannon Hurn reckons NicNat will play this weekend.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I was informed this earlier today too Russty! Will make the Lycett goers abit weak at the knees

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeah 6 reckon there'll be some reshuffling now, Hurn said Nick will take a bit of time to get back to his best though.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

No doubt. I predict Nic Nat wont make Sydney or QLD trips, and only play 60-70% game time!

The Moocher
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The Moocher

Hmm. Maybe Nit Nat after the byes IF he does ok. Those long interstate trips are worry. Pity there isn’t a cheap ruck to have as a reserve. Unfortunately Cameron is too risky at this stage.

Paul
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Paul

Who is the best forward to get , with 530K?

Already have Heeney, Billings, Walters and Mclean aswell as fritish.

Trying to have a stacked forward line in order to avoid the unreliable forward rookies.

Cheers community

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Greene will go well, I'd have him ahead of billings.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Also too you will have Heeney, Billings, Walters out in rd 14 bye….

Russty_
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Russty_

Dev Smith is supposed to be getting significant midfield time this year.

hedski
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hedski

Tobias?

One Touch Wonder
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One Touch Wonder

Robbie Gray. SHARK MOVE.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

welcome back need some humour

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

When is the wonder?

DacZawson
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DacZawson

For all it's worth, if you're playing for leagues only Gray might not be the worst option of all time.

Barryyy
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Barryyy

Thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated:

Laird, Hibberd, Savage, L. Ryan, Finlayson, Doedee (Murphy, Mihocek)

Danger, Dusty, Kelly, Fyfe, Coniglio, Libba, Banfield, Holman (Kelly, Barry, Constable)

Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Fridstch, Langdon (Ryan, Garlett)

One Touch Wonder
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One Touch Wonder

It is time to reveal my first SHARK MOVE of the year. First of many outstanding selections. This is someone NO-ONE is talking about, but someone who is the highest averaging forward over the last 4 years. 107.1 beautiful SuperCoach points average for the last 4 years. Has ONLY missed 5 games in the last 4 seasons, playing 22 games last year. His career average at the Adelaide Oval, his home ground is 112pts, where they play 8 of their last 12 games. He is in less than 10% of teams and by lockout he will be in a lot… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Amazing move mate, a bloke that is guaranteed to get you 2 donuts before the byes. Is going to have to score pretty well be near the top 6 forwards in the first 10 rounds. I think the fact he is owned by so few is a reflection of people not wanting to pay 500k+ for a player to sit on the bench.
Will be in many more teams after his bye. Nice try

One Touch Wonder
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One Touch Wonder

He will miss round one, so I’ll get him week 2, won’t sit that much cash on bench. He has 1 bye like everyone else. I prefer to make a SHARK MOVE and have him for the whole season, not just half a year.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yeah you still have to field best 22 on his bye. Makes him a bit different

David C
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David C

Wasted trade. Who are you going to trade out?

Russty_
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Russty_

Hey OTW, was wondering, with all the brilliant shark moves you've made over the last few years, what's the highest rank you've ever achieved?..do the shark moves pay off or not?

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Russty you're stirring up a hornets nest lol

Russty_
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Russty_

It's ok Neil, I have a good Firewall lol 🙂

Moonga
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Moonga

You have made the occasional good shark move but I want him for 24 games.

Finnius
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Finnius

24 is ambitious

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Why not 25?
Sorry it's an OCD thing

Russty_
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Russty_

Isn't the season long enough already? 🙂

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Bit of advice OTW don't mention that you finished 46k shhhh

Russty_
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Russty_

Seriously Neil?…so shall we just humour the shark move dude?

One Touch Wonder
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One Touch Wonder

I don’t play for rank. Couldn’t even tell you where I finished last year. I am very hard to beat in leagues though, cash leagues in particular.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Don't get upset Neil. He cracked into top 50k and you just missed out!

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Ah One Touch…I was wondering where you were.
Good to see you're still around mate.
Nice move.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Beautiful effort One Touch. But, only the Shark that eats itself and poops wooden spoons would make that move.

Suzie
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Suzie

Best defender under 480k?

leedy
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leedy

Ryan over Witherden. Value for money.

Richard Branson
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Richard Branson

Ablett,Cripps and Parish OR Zorko, Parker and Petracca

Russty_
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Russty_

Option 2 I think…very rich man.

Whitey
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Whitey

Will Viney coming back into the team be at the cost of Petracca's midfield time. Not sure when Viney will be back.

Russty_
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Russty_

Worry about that when it happens and then trade him out.

Moosehead
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Moosehead

Exactly.

Jack
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Jack

I tried to get into 66 league but it's already full!
He might talk himself up a bit, but he sure knows how to promote his league. Hopefully he makes another…

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Jack! Maybe next one buddy! If anyone else wants in show interest here and I can post the code!

One Touch Wonder
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One Touch Wonder

I’ll be in next one. Love a good League to show off my SHARK MOVES.

Michael
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Michael

Parker and Zorko Or Shuey and Titchell

BarronVonCrowJr
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BarronVonCrowJr

What about Parker and Titch?

Finnius
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Finnius

Only problem would be the bye I'm guessing

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Well that's incorrect finnius. You don't have an AFL app? Should download one as it may also be useful to show you the statistics of your players if you wanted to check during matches. It also shows hawks have the first bye of the bye rounds. Parker n titch no probs together. Parker good POD

Finnius
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Finnius

My bad dunno how I didn't see that

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Looking for some opinions on my current team pending lineups D: Laird, Mills, Naughton, Murray, Doedee, Finlayson (Mihocek, Murphy) M: Martin, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Merret, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry) R: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango) F: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Tracca, Sicily, Fritsch (Ahern, Ryan) Running extremely low on cash so any possible downgrades to solve this problem would be helpful. Not completely sold on Mills and Petracca so any arguments for or against them with any alternatives would be helpful. I am also considering chopping Brayshaw or Naughton for some extra cash. Any advice regarding my team in general is… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

Yep, get Danger in there or you'll suffer from NonDangeritis 🙂
Maybe could downgrade Kreuz to Nank, and upgrade Oliver to Danger, Oliver has a sore knee.

Maybe consider Tracca or Smith for Christensen so you can strengthen your backline a bit.
I'd go Mills to Ryan and a rookie for Bonner if you can afford it.
Just suggestions, pay no heed if you don't rate it. 🙂

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Was hoping Danger wouldn't play as I was pretty happy with my team but I guess if he is fit I don't have much of a choice but to pick him. Am considering Tracca to Christensen, Martin to Danger and Mills to Ryan. However if Oliver is injured that could force me to change my team in other ways. I have pretty much locked in Kreuzer after he was almost confirmed to play round 1. Maybe I have a soft spot for him because he carried my teams rank last year. I think he will go back to back though.… Read more »

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

^^^^^ What Russty said. Spot on!

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Do you think my plan is fine if Oliver plays?

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

No.
Dude you've got an 18 years old rookie as you D3 and a 90 ceiling D2.
Ahern, and Barry unlikely for round 1 Murphy unlikely after Tex returns

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

I will swap the rookies around come round selections so this is fine for now. Not going to get rid of Kreuzer so the cash will have to come elsewhere if I decide to upgrade my D3

DacZawson
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DacZawson

My argument against Mills is purely given he's in your D2 position. If he turns out to average low 80's for the season you're in a huge spot of bother, given how hard it will be to upgrade not only him but 4 other rookies. I'd only give Mills a shot if you had a good foundation of 2 solid proven defenders and then Mills at D3 or 4

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Yeah fair point, I have Sicily who will likely end up in the back at some point. Might bring in O'Connor if he plays which should make it easier to upgrade to premos by exploiting DPP. I just think the premos in the backline are heavily overpriced and will drop at some point. If there were more options in the backline I probably wouldn't even start Laird as he is overpriced as well.

B-Mac
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B-Mac

Just read that J Pittard is out for a while.

Is the erection now a reasonable pick?

Finnius
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Finnius

Yeah hopefully he gets up for rd 1…..

Russty_
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Russty_

Gets up from what?…he's talking about Bonner aka Boner, aka Erection 🙂

Finnius
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Finnius

ahhhhhhhhh – I still hope his erection gets up though :)))

Russty_
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Russty_

We always hope they come up Finn…although you probably don't have to worry about it lol.

EasyMoneySniper
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EasyMoneySniper

Hey Lads,

Should i go parker and barry or coniglio and a elevated priced mid rookie???

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

parker and barry if he is named

Fearthebeard
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Fearthebeard

Oliver or
Kelly?

Billing, McLean, Greene???

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Oliver has more upside and is cheaper so I would pick him. Not a fan of McLean and the bulldogs players in general due to there rotating so I would avoid him. Greene and Billings should both be good picks however I would go with Billings because he isn't a flog.

Russty_
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Russty_

Kelly if Oliver doesn't get named round one because of his sore knee…Billings or Greene over McClean.

Adsy
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Adsy

Thoughts on a bit of a POD for the mids – Mitch Robinson. Before I get howled down… 406k, slightly above those who structure with a midpriced M5 or M6. Started 2017 with a 60 odd before getting into the 80s and 90s and then two tons in a row before injury struck. My question is given current price and a hopeful average of 90-100, could he come into consideration for a midprice spot which could turn into a fallen premo around bye time, if he makes it that far? For 10-15 points a game off premos per week, will… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

He normally is the tag…not a bad choice but only in the fwd line, not the mids.

Adsy
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Adsy

Yeah I didn't even consider for the fwds, but yeah F4 certainly fits into the structures. I guess I considered the mids for his DPP given the lack of this season by the looks. A few too many concessions overall compared to some (price, output etc) but watch as I drop him out and he lights it up early!

Russty_
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Russty_

Stick Garlett in the mids Adsy, he's ready to go…dpp.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yeah you’re mad to consider Robinson in the midfeild.

Derek
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Derek

He was in my team pre JLT. But Devon looked better.

Won’t be a top 10. Won’t make much cash. Will have a couple of tagging games.

Mick
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Mick

There doesn't seem to be any love for OShea, any reason I've missed?

Finnius
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Finnius

Only played 1 quarter of footy in the JLT… not sure if he has a gig rd one

Lazza
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Lazza

There are cheaper DPP options that will make more $$.
As a key back .. he has on field possession competition from Marchbank, Simpson and Plowman and Weitering.
And Key Position players rarely score highly.

Whatyasmokin
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Whatyasmokin

O'who?

TheGreatBozza
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TheGreatBozza

I’d love some feedback, trying to go a bit different:

D – Laird, Savage, Ryan, Bonner, Murray, Doedee (Mihocek, Finlayson)
M – Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Parker, Cogs, Kelly, Brayshaw (Holman, Banfield, Barry)
R – Gawn, Nank (Olango)
F – Walters, McLean, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

90k bank

Just put Danger back in. Only things I’m not sure on is Nank in the ruck, and whether to go Bonner down to a rook and go Parker to an uber premo (Titch, Kelly or Zerret)

Please pick my team apart!

Grant Lewis
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Grant Lewis

I like it very much.

Russty_
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Russty_

Could always go Bonner to either of Naughton or Coffield..sticking him or Finlayson in the mids to create a swinger.
Parker's probably worth keeping if he averages 100.

Finnius
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Finnius

I would want 110 out of him if I was picking him… not saying he is a bad pick but 100 doesn't cut it

TheGreatBozza
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TheGreatBozza

I’m bullish on Parker to return to his best, but also like Zorko as a POD. Can’t wait for lockout, I’m changing my team about 100 times.

Russty_
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Russty_

I change my team 100 times a day! lol

Russty_
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Russty_

Maybe take a punt on Whitfield then Bozza…he could do good things this year.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Russty…..shhhhhhhh. Whitfield is a terrible selection.

Russty_
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Russty_

Yeh you're right, he sucks and his team is stupid. 🙂

TheGreatBozza
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TheGreatBozza

He’s tempting. The kid is an absolute jet. Just not 100% on having him and Coniglio, as well as wanting Kelly eventually. I think at his price point, Cogs is better than Whitfield

Russty_
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Russty_

Eeeeh remains to be seen mate, Giants have the round 13 bye so not an issue, and after the byes, you could have 10 of them and it wouldn't matter.
Just a thought, round 14 is the real bugger for everyone to figure out.

TheGreatBozza
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TheGreatBozza

I've had a bit of a restructure. What do you think of these options:

1. Parker & Kelly
2. Whitfield & Dusty
3. Parker & Dusty
4. Drop Bonner to Naughton, roll with Dusty & Kelly or Dusty & Titch

Also considering Ryder or Grundy in the ruck instead of Nank. Can afford both with the options above.

Russty_
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Russty_

Hi Boz…Is it possible to go Kelly and Titch and Nank?…they're my preferred options, Ryder round 10 bye, Dusty always has a slack patch, can pick him up cheaper, Grundy will be sharing duties with Cox.

TheGreatBozza
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TheGreatBozza

That’s definitely an option. Could roll with a midfield of Danger, Kelly, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs and Nank ruck

Connor
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Connor

Any draft leagues???

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Wow Barron!
That's some backline.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Hahahahhahaha

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Nice name mate

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Thanks dude but why'd you try to copy it?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Had no idea you existed

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

They're all great rookies but mate, 3 on field with a couple of touch-n-go's on the pine.
Also Sicily got shut down, after starting very well, by Jed Lamb. He was on fire and baa baa put him out. He'll never be a keeper, will miss games and can really spud it up. McCartin Christensen or Bell are better options mate and use the extra cash to turn garlett into the other Brayshaw to swing with finlayson. Just in case any of your mid rooks are only 60-70 and those def rooks get dropped. Plus McGovern will break

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Trev! Pipe down mate. Clear as day you've got no idea what your on about because basically every team posted on here have 3 Def rookies because it's the strongest line for rooks and it's the way to go so the mids are strong!

Nice try at trolling though bud!

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Don't shoot the messenger mate. No way was that trolling. You have no idea of my relationship with Barron and as such your response was the definition of trolling.
Lek, Patch, Barron, this is what happens without Jock and Higgo everybody posts teams with 3 rookies on field in the backline and thinks that its a good strategy.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I'll let you in on a secret. Each year is different. Same formula won't take you the whole way each year.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Here's a bigger secret. rookies from D4-8 will kill your chances of winning anything other than leagues

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

What’s your suggestions on backline setup then?

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Not tonight I don't like you atmo

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Hahaha If I had a $ for everytime that's been said to me I wouldn't need to win supercoach

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Sorry Wow I had you confused with the overtly confronting gentleman.
I actually posted one of the options for Barron to cover his rookie backline that still enabled him to have 5 defensive rookies but only 2 on field. There are a multitude of options

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

You think Melb Brayshaw is a valid pick?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I don’t know how Bell is an option at all if your worries about players spudding it up and missing games. He scores poorly for the lions and won’t be in the best 22 soon. His def rookies are solid, McGovern pick is risky and not one id make

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

SC_wow your post doesn't make sense, Bell,, McCartin and Christensen are spuds!

Stop being ridiculously soft and rip into him. He stole your name!

Russty_
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Russty_

I wouldn't pick Bell if you put a gun to my head, but Christo and Paddy could do something this year, have to see how he goes before I'd pick Paddy though.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

I reckon Bell can get 70+ easily Russty and don't see any forward rookies that I can trust for 60. In 2015 Bell ave 90 from 22-games with 8 scores 100+ five of them 110+ included 2×143.
Since then minor injuries and transitional form have limited his games 20 in 2 years. I think that his JLT form showed that he is the best physically equipped player to replace rocky's pre-ribs injury 'presence' and the Lions alternatives aren't yet fit.
He'll score well enough to increase in price enough to get my fence.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

His role will look a lot different once mathers and beams are back, I see him floating around the hf and picking up 50’s leaving you with rookie like scores and generating no $$

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

My glass is half full yours is half empty

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Good work mate. Fill yourself with positive thoughts! Doesn't mean you'll get the biscuits.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Mate this is Australia it's founded on stealing. Stop being anti-Australian