This preseason has taken everything from me.

It took Sam Docherty before it had even begun. Then Zac Williams. Then, when Champion Data released positions, it took our forwards.

It got worse.

It took our ruck options. Then our rookies. Then, finally, it took Jock BLOODY Reynolds from our clutching hands.

It robbed me of my sleep, my health, my sanity.

Now it’s trying to take Pearce Hanley. It’s trying to take Kreuzer. It’s trying to take Patrick Dangerfield.

All the teams have become convergent and convergent as all our options are taken away from us. You have to do this, you have to do that. This year, more than any, we’re being shoved into a cookie cutter. And I hate it.

So I took some time away. I took a few days away from the internet, away from people tweeting teams at me in the thought-bubble that is Twitter, and seriously looked at my side. I completely restructured.

And I still hated it.

I’m done. You win, preseason. You win, you cold-hearted prick. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? IS THIS WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

DEFENCE

There you go. Look at it. Just look at it dead in the eyes and just say it. I’m insane. And you know what? Being insane is liberating. It’s beautiful, in its own twisted and dark way. Just like this backline, which is beautiful in its own twisted and dark way. You see a line berefit of points, a dusty plain of tumbleweeds and misery.

I see a field of opportunity.

These blokes will make cash. All of them… with the possible exception of Lachie Keeffe, who may actually lose cash if he plays, but that’s not the point. Keeffe is part of Something Greater. Trust me, we’ll get to him. Laird doesn’t need to be justified. Riley Bonner, however, does, because I’ve spent all preseason saying I don’t rate him as a selection. After enough backflips to turn me into a pretzel, Riley Bonner is going to play, he is going to average 75 to 80, he will make cash and I can flick him just before his bye.

He will grow and bloom into a beautiful money flower, as will Naughton, Doodee, Murray, Finlayson and Coffield. They can take part in the old adage that premiums always haemorrhage cash from their starting price. People will ask ‘but who will you downgrade your defensive rookies to if none arrive?’ To them I say I will upgrade them, not downgrade. Hanley is first on my radar, followed by whoever else loses cash like a expansionist club in a state that hates then.

Anyway, although a thousand cash blossoms may bloom in the backline I’m not going to spend any more time on it because every three months a forward line permium option gets torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland.

MIDFIELD

“Not bad for a team of demented monkeys, from the caves to the city to a permanent party” – Father John Misty, Total Entertainment Forever.

If my backline is a cave – the pits, rock bottom, a barren field, whatever you’re going to abuse it as down in the comments – my midfield will be a permanent party. Look at it, JUST LOOK AT IT! It makes my eyes moist just thinking about it. Patrick Dangerfield you beautiful human, you’ll be right for round one. And if you’re not, I’ll pick you anyway you beautiful bastard.

Dangerfield scored 239 points more than the second-best option in 2017. Two hundred and thirty-nine. That’s a lot. That’s a big number. An exceptionally large number considering Dustin Martin averaged 119, which according to the calculator means even with two less games than Dusty he still scores the same. And if he misses more than two? Then… I…. shut up, he’s not missing more than two.

Titch speaks for himself, Clayton Oliver is a bull and is switching with Merrett on a daily basis. Fyfe is Lyfe, my reasoning behind Macrae can be found here and Lachie Whitfield has shone this preseason and I have every reason to believe he will continue to shine during the season.

I do not have Cripps. Part gut, part POD, part Kev’s writeup of him which has me doubting he’s the essential pick everyone says he is – which even I – the human pretzel – have been saying he is. Sorry Corn Boy, Lek’s gonna have to do enough loving for the both of us. I need my PODS.

RUCKS

“If Kreuzer backs up the number one position in 2018 I’ll eat a shoe” – me to Lek before recording a podcast.

Anyone know any shoes that don’t taste like shoe? Or alternatively, anyone know any good ruckmen who don’t taste like they’re terrible or injured or both?

FORWARDS

The less said about this prick of a line the better. Where do we start? How about the lack of rookies you sociopathic AFL coaches? Would it kill you to play a Jack Higgins or a Riley Bonar through the midfield and give us some options down there? Oh and Adam Simpson, thanks but no thanks. I’ll pass on Ryan and will follow the sage old advice of ‘Do Not Touch – Willie’ on your version of Cyril Rioli.

Good advice

As for the “premiums” – McLean should be a lock in most sides alongside Devon Smith. Sicily is a flog of the likes we haven’t seen since Goddard in his pretzel-punching prime, which to be honest wasn’t a very long time ago now I think about it.

Cameron and Mundy are still changing hour by hour – I think they’re the combination I hate the least, but I’m constantly playing around to try and fit one of Heeney, Billings or Menegola in the side. Unfortunately that means the other one becomes Matt Taberner and I will not let this preseason drag me down to that level. For all the nightmares it has made me act out, that is one line I will not cross… until Thursday night.

Pray for me, community, and I will pray for you in turn. Tear it to shreds.

Oh god, what have I done…

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SON DOG
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SON DOG

PRETTY WEAK BACKLINE, WHERE DID YOU SPEND ALL THE EXTRA CASH? MID PRICES ARE HIGH RISK HERE. WOULD PREMIUM UP A FEW MORE MATE. THANKS MATE. BYE MATE. SHOULD HAVE A BEER MATE. CAN I GET BACK THE $20 I LOANED YOU? THANKS MATE.

D.M DOG
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D.M DOG

I AGREE SON DOG – PATCH SHOULD UPGRADE SOME OF THE MID PRICED JUNK TO LOCK IN PREMOS LIKE LINDSAY THOMAS & JOSH GREENE

Lekdog
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LOUD NOISES

C Judd 3 Votes
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C Judd 3 Votes

I DON"T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT

Patch
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Patch

hello

Russty_
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Russty_

Where are my virtual internet earplugs?

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Um, Your forward line is unique , don't think I've seen one like that , do you have league I can join Mr.Patch ?

Patch
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Patch

This is the nicest thing anyone's said about my forward line.

JEL
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JEL

Actually mine is quite similar atm, Heeney & Bell instead of Mundy & Cameron

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Correct Patch! You are insane. As I saw your defence I'm thinking to myself ok he has to be loaded in the mids, I get to the mids, few PODs but where's all his money going?

Rucks rock solid!

Your F1 and F2 make me cringe but you said they change hour by hour. I'd say you keep fiddling hour by hour until you come to your senses…..if that's possible!

Summary to this side I still wonder where all your money went. Did you start with 8 million?

Troy
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Troy

Mundy will average around 90. Perfectly fine for F1

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I don't get it, each team released on here gets worse than the one before. Is it all a joke? Surely having a player like Bonner at d2 would allow for a stacked team everywhere else? But no. You're midfield is ok. Still not sold on having a bulldogs player in there, Crouch and Zorko, or even Zerrett would be a better selection. You're ruck combo is great, however I'm not understanding the Cameron selection. Smith and McLean have been locks in my side since day one, but again surely with Bonner at d2 you could have a far better… Read more »

Patch
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Patch

I reckon you may be right. As I said I'm still tossing F1 and 2 up but having slept on it since the reveal they probably need to be a Heeney and someone else who'll be locked into top six instead of gambles.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yeah I think so

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Mundys gonna be top 8 I'm backing him

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Buddy, Heeney, Greene, Gray, Billings, McLean, Dal, Mena
Think they all go better. Can see Mundy going 80’s this year

Rabbits16
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Rabbits16

have to agree. this team has me asking serious questions but come the season opener we will see. gl Patch love the balls of doing something oddly different

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I think there is a line with having balls goes to being silly.
I don’t understand stressing so much about the season then starting off with something like this

Dutchy
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Dutchy

Anyone have any league spots? nothing too special, usually top 10k did one season two back low 1000s..

Woww
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Woww

Worst team ive seen omg

Dazzy
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Dazzy

Love it! Go against the grain and challenge the status quo. The only way to win…

The sheep can’t handle it!

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

This team won't even crack the top 20k, let alone win

Dazzy
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Dazzy

Cookie Cutter

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

What’s the point of picking a teams that’s not competitive just to go against the grain? I’ve got 5/6 great pods in my team. And it’s far better than this side

Ainsley
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Ainsley

Yeah it’s heaps better, just ask him!

Davo
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Davo

Go on then, who are your pods? Do a team reveal… I'm sure most of us on here have researched whoever you have selected.

Probably another cookie cutter.

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

haha spot on.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Mate you’ve got Treloar in your team. Don’t think you’re in any position to pass judgement

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

I agree with you on everything except Treloar. If he gets his disposal eff up then he will be top 10 easy!

Sc_Cow
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Sc_Cow

He won't post his team because it sucks and he is a coward. All he does is shit on other peoples teams when his team is no better.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

There is a difference between shiting in teams and being critical. The comments I make are backed up. Just because I’m not offering fake positive reinforcement comments (which is cowardish) people get upset. I know my team is a whole lot better than this.

Sc_Cow
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Sc_Cow

Prove it then

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

And have you lot replicate it? I’ll pass and wait for lockout mate

The only way I do one is with the JR admin hitting me up and doing it the proper way

Connor
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Connor

Mate you're not that special – and you've been shitting on people for the last week

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

You’d have no idea my consistent top 1% finishes would suggest otherwise. I think how your viewing my comments is more a reflection on you

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

haha! You've looped it son

Connor
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Connor

There are ways of critiquing people without essentially telling them they are wrong and no good for picking someone you might not…

Davo
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Davo

Hahahaha. Only thing you can have on this site is the flog of the year champ.

Jock's spent a whole $%&@ing lifetime building a community that supports eachother, shares intel with eachother.

And you are all about having a crack at people and such a simpleton that you won't share your team. Congrats on your 1% finishes buddy, maybe you won't show us that either though.

#FlogTheFlog

Connor
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Connor

He's prepared to claim his "consistent top 1% finishes" but too scared of showing his team cause its so good it might get copied..

Davo
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Davo

Mods would hsve kicked him off the site by now in JR days. How the times hsve changes. And that's the last of me on this site sadly.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Not sure what you guys are bringing to the table?

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Just join our league mate then you can witness greatness. I'm pretty positive we aren't the only ones not willing to team reveal.

Connor
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Connor

code??

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

356561 with any luck we actually have good entrants and can aim for the top league overall!

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Room for 1 more?

Sean Murrihy
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Sean Murrihy

Know what I love about this team? Everything. You don't win supercoach by playing the same game as everyone else. And! Corrective trades are there if u need them..

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Gonna need plenty here Sean

Liam
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Liam

Have you hacked into my account or something patch because this is very very similar to mine.
Same as you I want to go for something different to seperate myself from the pack.

If we play each other in Trigs league early we might only have 6 or 7 unique players.

Best of luck for the year.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Mate your guaranteed to be no where near the pack with this rubbish side. You've got the blokes with no clue a mile behind the pack and then the 1% that are a mile ahead of the pack. Click reset and just do auto pick would be better off!

Liam
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Liam

You haven’t even seen my team, I just said it’s similar with the same structure.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yeah and if it is similar to this you’re in trouble

Liam
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Liam

What’s your structure atm wow

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

2-6-2-5
With better players than this

Liam
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Liam

It’s the same structure with an extra premo. You were calling my forward line week when we have the same structure and you haven’t seen who I have.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I’m basing it off you saying you had similar players to this

Liam
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Liam

I don’t have Macrae, Danger, Cameron, Mundy, Oliver, Whitfield and only have naughton out of the expensive rookies, giving me Coniglio at m7.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I stopped reading when you said you didn't have danger. Pack your bags.

Liam
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Liam

66 and Wow, would love you to join my league and show me how it is done.
Code is 860269

Iconic
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Iconic

Nice call out Liam 😉 These guys have been way too negative about people's teams

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Feel free to join you sooks

356561

Patch
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Patch

Mate, I'm all for healthy debate but this isn't it.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Not something to get excited about Liam. Maybe you can explain how a team can look so poor on both defence and forward lines, and just have an ok midfield?

Liam
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Liam

Coniglio at m7 is pretty sure midfield in my books. Sicily and f5 makes my forward quite strong as well.
Feel free to show your team so we can see your structure and how’s your team is shaping up.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Dynamo does all his best work because of audience stooges (check it out) and that's the same here That team just creates fake banter Reckon he has a bank of over 1 mill. If wow trev or/and #66 are real then he/they whatever are spot on crap team

Davo
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Davo

Wow. Very difference side to what I have seen. I like it Patch.

Community, any thoughts on my team please.

DEF: Laird, McGovern, Naughton, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee, Keeffe, Mihocek
MID: Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Treloar, Parker, Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry, Kelly, Holman
RUC: Gawn, Nank, Olango
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Walters, McLean, Sicily, Stephenson, Fritsch, Garlett

$28K in the Bank

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

like the McGovern pick. Solid team Davo

Davo
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Davo

Thanks Mystic Mac.
I've tried to go a few a couple players in each line that are outsiders (or pods) that will hopefully be top 6-8 in their respective lines. The likes of McGovern, Treloar, Parker, Walters, Mclean, Sicily (see him as a DEF), Nank (top 4).

Do I have too many, not enough or an okay amount of these players?

I keep looking at my team on how to improve it but I've run out of options, so looks like I'll be running with this (barring any selection issues)

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Treloar looks gross

Davo
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Davo

Thanks mate.

Patch
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Patch

Different was the aim Davo. Like that side. Do you have a plan to get Danger in or will you let him slide?

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

A lot of negative nelly's on here these days.. At least he's trying something different. No need to lay into him.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Think you just expect more from these guys that are supposed to give great advice

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

you don't have to take their advice champ

Gold
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Gold

nothing wrong with his team mate, jeremy cameron and mundy both a good chance for top 10 in the foward line imo

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Plenty wrong with his team Gold Cameron and Mundy barely make the top dozen

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

Can i borrow your time machine bro?

Gold
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Gold

and you know that how neil? I assume you must have the top 12 fowards written down right infront of you with there averages, cameron has every chance to make top 12, tell me who you think will, Heeney, Greene, Menegola, Billings, Franklin? who else gray, wingard, walters, mclean, lambert? they have the same chance of being in that top 12 as cameron and mundy do

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Matter of opinion but I would have all of them plus jjk petracca Sicily and McDonald.. Data is only part of the picture structure byes team role all come into it and Cameron and Mundy don't fit my personal structures they may fit yours and good luck . Last year I got howled down here for trumping up Oliver at 382k so I guess Cameron and Mundy have as much chance as any You would laugh at a few of mine particularly MELKSHAM so most people wouldn't rate him in the top 50 doesn't matter he is in my team… Read more »

Lekdog
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It's alright Mystic, my team will be too cookie cutter tomorrow 🙂

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

This team is worse than my future and ATAR calculator says I get a 22

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Unlucky buddy

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

I’m just joking, but that backline is terribly in-premium

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

I don't think the backline is the real problem with his team it is that the rest of his team isn't that strong given the trade off.

Patch
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Patch

Are ATARs ranked out of 25?

*googles*

Oh. It is not.

Tony
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Tony

1 spot left league 640357 if anybody interested!!

hedski
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hedski

Certainly unique Patch!!
Looking forward to tackling your potatoes (!!!) in Brownlow Boys league, good luck for the season bud.
About to rip into the podcast, cheers.

Liam
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Liam

Just made a league for the community to fill my last league spot.
Code is 860269.

Anyone is welcome just comment your name and team name below so I know who’s joined.

Cheers and bring on 2018

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

Mystic Mac – Dan

CJudd3Votes
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CJudd3Votes

Hey mate "Such Is Fyfe" would be honoured to join. Best of luck – Cam

Mike C
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Mike C

Thanks Liam, 'Alphies Station' are happy to join a league of Jock's community! Go well all….

Luke
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Luke

Luke – Sniffa Dogs. Cheers

Mal
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Mal

You got me too Liam. Always in trouble. Look forward to a bit of banter.

Graham
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Graham

Stocklander's in too! Cheers

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I'm in Liam, prepare to witness greatness! goodluck

Liam
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Liam

What’s your team name 66

Ja191
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Ja191

"Vyrone Tickery" I'm in mate, good luck!

Liam
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Liam

League is full. Bring on the year

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

The Fishermen – Danny

Fisherdan
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Fisherdan

Damn too late.

Mac D
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Mac D

Nice team and nice set of balls on you to be different mate – I'm doing the same TO HELL WITH WHAT THEY SAY !

Patch
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Patch

Thanks mate! We'll scream together when it goes badly

Dice
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Dice

Weird arse question…… but the drawn final last year between west coast and port, do the supercoach scores from that game finish after the 4 quarter siren or extra time points are included?? Also here's my team – any comments greatly appreciated. B: J. McGovern, J. Lloyd, S. Savage, J Sicily, O'Shea (if named), S. Murray (Doedee, Finlayson) M: M. Crouch, N. Fyfe, M. Bontempelli, J. Kennedy, P. Cripps, L. Whitfield, J. O'Meara, T. Kelly (Constable, Barry, Holman) R: M. Gawn, S. Lycett (Cameron) F: M. Walters, T. McLean, D. Smith, C. Petracca, C. Rioli, B. Fritsch (Keeffe, Ryan)

Patch
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Patch

Believe they'd be included Dice, but don't quote me on it.

Lycett concerns me, as does the lack of The Big Three. What are your plans to get them in? McGovern a nice POD.

Dice
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Dice

Yeah that's me risk Patch. Last year started without Danger and picked him up i think $100K cheaper maybe? Think that might happen again as he'll spend a lot fwd with the Gaz in, and he will kick goals but it'll be the one game where he doesn't hit the scoreboard which he'll drop significantly….i'm hoping. Just can't spend $750K on a player. Concerned Dusty will start slow, and Mitchell hits consistent 110s so price for those 2 will stay or drop and i'l pick them up a few rounds in but……all depends if my midfield hits 110s which i'm… Read more »

Patch
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Patch

Would feel more comfortable doing so personally.

A lot of people have made the cash argument but missing all three is a lot of points begging. Not saying don't do it, just my thoughts.

Leeds17
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Leeds17

Too many blokes in Mids that will struggle to be top 8 in their position, just my take though,

Dice
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Dice

Thanks Leeds…any ideas?

Leeds17
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Leeds17

Personally I couldn't start without at least one of Danger, Dusty & Mitchell, that's juts me though.

hedski
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hedski

It wont matter about extra time in a final Dice because sc will be finished, no extra time in home and away season.

Dice
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Dice

Yeah cheers hedski, just seeing what Bonner would have finished on in the elimination final last year after 4 quarters

Gibbs
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Gibbs

Thoughts on my team? Cheers got 41.8 K left over
Gone for a strong forward line due to lack of rookies

Def- Laird, J. Mcgovern, L. Ryan, Naughton, Doedee, Murrat, ( Finlayson, L. Murphy)

Mid- Danger, Titch, Z, Merret, Fyfe, Parker, A.Brayshaw, Brodie, Holman, (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

Ruck- Ryder, Gawn ( Olango)

Fwd- Heeny, Walters, Mclean, D. SMith, J. Scicily, L.Ryan ( Langdon , Fritsch

NickyLeigh
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NickyLeigh

Youre note going to win, Teams like literally every other team you sheep

Gibbs
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Gibbs

Yepp, because McGovern, Ryan, Zmerret, Parker, McLean arnt pods- haven't even seen many people with Ryder. Not a sheep at all

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Gibbs! Great looking side mate. Ryder is the concern for rd 10 that's all id say. Otherwise fairly solid, just see how you go with some rookies you got currently. Not sure all will be selected like Murphy and Langdon.

Dean
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Dean

Well this team looks crap and very weak on paper. That being said who knows Patch could very well be $50k better off come September although I wont be holding my breath…

Bells
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Bells

No you should.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Deym! It's certainly different and very ballsy going in with that team. Good luck Patch hope it works out for ya mate, I'm sure you have a very good plan to get ya through the season.

CJudd3Votes
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CJudd3Votes

Both dreading and craving this lockout cause the longer I look a this cursed team the worse it gets. I'm also going super light in the backline so hopefully great minds think alike but bloody hell it's giving me anxiety. Also love the audacity in the forward line, Mundy has been in and out of my team aswell. Love Kreuzer, sure he may drop in price a bit but gets so many points that aren't hit outs and having him there notably helps with my anxiety. Well done on the preseason boys, big shoes to fill and you've done an… Read more »

Dean
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Dean

Why on earth do you have Coffield & Finlayson both in your backline when both are MID/DEF DPP

You have no DPP players in your midfield so I don’t understand what you’re thinking Patch.

You would be crazy if you don't get rid of Brodie or Brayshaw and put Coffield in or get rid of Banfield and put Finlayson in the guts.

Patch
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Patch

Considering I'm running all the rookie defenders it would leave me short one if I put on in the mid. I also prefer selecting mid rookies in mids as they usually make more cash.

DPPs with rookies aren't as useful in my opinion.

Stirlsy
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Stirlsy

I'm not as insane as you Patch, iv got Bonner at D3

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

How many premiums are the community rolling with in each line? I'm going 2-6-2-5 (if you count smith and siciliy as premiums, which i do as i'm aiming for them to be keepers).

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Who’s your r2

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

The nank, should also mention that one of my defense premiums isnt strictly speaking a "premium", but a breakout contender upwards of 400k.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Ryan?
Nank is probably boarderline premo too, will be plenty that finish higher

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

Hmm, we'll see. He tends to start well, just runs out of steam halfway through the season, i'm hoping that with another preseason under his belt he'll have built his tank. Worst case scenario i'll trade him to Ryder in round 11.

BoltonsBlues
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BoltonsBlues

If we are basing it on 400k plus I’m 2-5-2-6

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

The game is about luck and trading. From the look of Patches team I'd say that he has enough in the bank to start cashing out some vealers and pickup some price drop premos from about week 5 and if his good rookies perform to expectation he could be at full premo a week or two earlier than the pack. I hope that is his strategy otherwise he's toast.
It's no secret that Rookies make their biggest price gains in weeks 3,4,5 and premos who drop usually drop the most in weeks 3,4,5

Gold
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Gold

Perfectly said, was thinking about starting a team that had 900k in the kitty with my watchlist down for potential pick ups and fallen premos

Derek
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Derek

Crouching tried that last year. not sure it worked that well.

from my research, most of the top priced players hit their "season low" price around week 5 or 6.

last year 38 of the top 40 starting priced players dropped below their starting price in the first 14 weeks. in 2016 it was 39 out of 40.

Derek
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Derek

you can usually get everyone cheaper at some point. the problem is you can't control when the rookies should be culled

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Thanks for backing that up Derek I was basing it on memories not stats.
I've planned to be without Danger for the first 5 weeks and I have no doubt that Kelly and a 200k+ defender will make up for any points loss, based on Dangerfield's last year.
I wasn't starting him before he tore a the footballers most important muscle, the addition of Ablett and maybe Kelly or Constable plus the natural improvement through fitness of the other cats will make a significant change to his output. How much does he drop if he averages 120 for the first 5 weeks?

ZerrettForPM
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ZerrettForPM

it never works. You can't immediately tell a plaer is going to be the goods until round 7-12. Look at Aaron Hall for example. He started one year incredibly well and everyone picked him up. Then he fell off the face of the earth after byes if I'm remembering correctly.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Every year there are 200,000+ strategies that don't work. No two teams start the same and make the same trades at the same time starting strategy has almost zero to do with the final result, it's luck.

Gold
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Gold

Whats with all these anon pricks on the site this year jesus, sc wow, sc sixty, i bet they are all the same person, worry about your own sides and stop bagging other teams, personally i really like the time, been juggling with jeremy cameron and a few other POD fowards but cameron does look the goods to me especially watching him in JLT, I've also gone thin in defense this year and am stickng with only savage and sicily as my 2 "premos" or sort of mid pricers? Great stuff anyway patch

Gold
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Gold

team*

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Non anon mate. And I’ve just been providing people with constructive criticism.
I can change it up for you if you like?
Savage looks an amazing d1 has a great scoring history SMART pick!
Same can be said for Cameron, solid jtl outings almost always translate into solid seasons! And it’s not like he has a history of going up and down over the years so again great pick!

Gold
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Gold

Love the sarcasm buddy! it's not constructive criticism when your being flog and putting people down, also going back to your point about not having a history of up and down scoring, doesn't Buddy have a history of roller coaster scores too? Also some more points to back the Cameron pick, scoring went up by 18 points in one year and is turning 25 this year and at the typical breakout stage for a payer who was been deemed to be a star foward, an average of 89 last year doesn't look too shabby to me either, also savage is… Read more »

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

If Cameron can get rid of those turd games he has then of course he'll improve. An average of 89 is not far off the mark. He could easily be one of the top forwards this season so I think he's a good POD.

Gold
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Gold

I agree mate, see that right there is constructive criticism sc wow, i agree he drops those turd games he will be a very good option, its just a matter of if he or not, and i think much like franklin and any other player entering there prime, the low scores will just get better and maybe that shocker 40 he drops will turn into a 70, but as you can see he does have a high ceiling posting scores of 139 and 133 last year and then a couple in the 110's

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I was referring to Cameron’s year to year scores but ok.
I wouldn’t be backing a guy who could get dropped as my d1 but I guess it’s not my team. You lot getting mad are actually the only ones putting people down.

Gold
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Gold

Savage could get dropped but so could any other player who is in bad form and a bad state of mind, especially if a bloke is playing with a bad state of mind, think back to cloke and stinger, both have been good in the past not necessarily in supercoach but players will get dropped if they arent at there best, savage so far looks very good and with the backline not looking too safe imo, i think hes a good gamble

Derek
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Derek

i think if anyone puts their team up and says "rate my team' they should get it rated fair 'n square. you don't have to put your team up.

a "team reveal" is a bit different. I don't think Patch was looking for advice, he is just showing us his team.

I don't mind trev giving his advice. As Jock would say, "just holding up a mirror to the community!" i'm sure he would avocado that.

Sc_Cow
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Sc_Cow

Derek mate what do you think the best strategy is for dealing with F5?

Derek
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Derek

At the moment i have McCartin at F5. He could become either Balic or Christensen for similar price

I will have a good look at Stephenson. Has DPP and good JS, bit expensive though. big wraps.

I am holding out some hope of a few rookies getting named this weekend. Higgins, Venables, Willie, Ahern or Guelfi

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Why Balic Derek? Is it his DPP status or have you some interesting news for us?

Stephenson will start as stated by Bucks but will it last when some bigger names return after injuries?

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Does anyone think Treloar will be better this year? Or should I just go Pendles?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Buckley is their coach and Collingwood are terrible so neither

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

He did average over 110 the year before. Just thought after a season of settling in he might go back to that form.

Alex
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Alex

Somme inside info for you. Treloar carrying a niggle rd 1 from jlt. Won't stsrt him maybe get him later. Don't

Con
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Con

Parta ston kolo, malaka!

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Treloar out of those two but I wouldn't pick either with so many better mids.

Billy Brainless
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Billy Brainless

Join the league – Jock Reynolds DIV1 League Code 370023

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

A bit of hysteria in the comments lately. Some people are passionately stating things like 'this year is different' to justify 3 on-field rookies on a single line or calling teams 'cookie cutter' because they feature the most logical options in certain positions BUT, the same people also state things like you have to have Dangerfield because of what he did last year and/or you must have a minimum number of players over 500k/premos in your starting team. There isn't anything wrong with either argument but when you use both to criticise the comments of others your behaviour is childish.… Read more »

Sc_Cow
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Sc_Cow

Couldn't agree more

Gold
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Gold

I just don't get how blokes like sc wow can say "each team is getting worse" but all im seeing is a variety of teams with different pod picks how boring would it be if this was every team

Hurley, Laird, Hubbard
Dangerfield, Dusty, Mitchell, Kelly, Cripps
Gawn
Heeney, Billings, Devon Smith

All im saying is if you wanna give your critisicm or feedback, just don't be an ass about it. nothing wrong with throwing in a Pod like cameron or a mundy

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

It'd be great for me if that was every team, I'd smash it and win best score 22-weeks in a row

Gold
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Gold

Boy oh boy.. loving the thinking behind that hahaha

Therealsharkmove
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Therealsharkmove

Who's Hubbard at D3? Is that Leigh Hubbard the inventor of Scientology???!!!!!

Gold
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Gold

ahahaha sorry mate think auto correct stitched me up

Patch
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Patch

Is he North Melbourne's next trade target when McGovern falls through?

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Great news everyone http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-20/crows-duo-l
I still don't think I will pick Fog however due to his questionable JS.
Lock in Doedee

Northernsoul74
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Northernsoul74

Brad Crouch out for 8 weeks might increase Fogartys js.

Patch
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Patch

Do they throw Fogboy Slim into the middle straight away?

Connor
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Connor

FYI this team leaves him with just $13,800…

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

UhhOhh.
Time to try auto pick Patch.

Finnius
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Finnius

When do teams drop?

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

We get the Carlton vs Richmond teams tomorrow and the rest drop at around 6 on Thursday off memory.

Trats
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Trats

Patrick Keane on twitter gets them at about 5:45-5:50, AFL website takes for ages to update the teams.

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Fella's can I get some overall thoughts on the current squad bloody sick of playing with it 😉 Laird, Savage, Ryan, Doedee (if not named can upgrade to Naughton/O'Shea), Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Mihocek) Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Garlett, Kelly, Barry) Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron) Buddy, Billings, Walters, Smith, Tracca, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan) My only real question is should I be cutting 2 rookies down to not playing cheapies e.g Cameron & Barry/Ryan to 102k players so I can upgrade Coniglio to Oliver? My logic is at present let Coniglio go up in cash, let the rookies fatten… Read more »

GreendaleFC
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GreendaleFC

Don't think Mihocek will play. Collingwood have already said that Stephenson and Murray would play, but not Mihocek. I wouldn't cut playing rookies to try to get Oliver, that would be a lot of lost cash generation. For me the swap from Dusty and Coniglio to Oliver and Kelly is a line ball decision. Don't think that McLean is too much of a lock. You could however consider Buddy and Coniglio to Mclean and Kelly/Oliver. Buddy will be inconsistent and so you should be able to get him for a fair bit cheaper later in the season. Overall like the… Read more »

Smudge
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Smudge

Ooo like it.

Similar players to me..very.

Laird savage & rookies

Dusty Danger Fyfe Mitchell & rookies

Gawn

Billings Buddy Walters smith & rookies

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Thanks guys.

Will keep in mind.

Anyone else got any useful insight?

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Anyone with real intent to go the length will have a loophole. Get in Olango mate. I'd also switch out Petracca or Walters whoever your less confident in and go a pod in your midfield.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

I think it’s a good team mate. Savage is risky, but I’ve seen teams having him as D1. I think the d2 position is tough. Your first 4 mids should finish top 10 and cog will score well for his price, and it seems like his selection has allowed you start with Kruse and Gawn who are both locks in my team. McLean is in my team, has showed a continuous increase in scoring potential over the years. Fwd line is strong, I’m personally waiting on buddy because of their tough run at start of season. Who knows though he… Read more »

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Thanks mate, appreciate both you sc_wow time and second question

Which team is better then in your eyes, the above option or this :

Laird, Savage (or Ryan or someone sub 500k?) Bonner, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finalyson) Mihcek

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Coffield/Brodie (who), Kelly, Barry

Kreuz, Gawn (Olango)

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

In the above I could also take Buddy out for Greene which would then allow me to upgrade Tracca to McLean? Thoughts overall?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Both teams are pretty solid. However you don’t have a huge pod factor.
I don’t see Tracca going too much better than last year and can see McLean going 95+. Greene has a good run of games to start the season, so could be hot from the get go. Let’s hope he keeps a level head this year.
Just make sure your rookies are set to play

Nic'sNats
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Nic'sNats

Ooooooooweeeee is it hot in here!! I'm pretty sure there is a saying that's something like "You catch more vinegar with flies than you do bees." …or something… While I'm not into vinegar or files I am into bees! One bee in particular- Tobee Mclean. Is he a better option than Christian Petracca or are both much of a muchness?

Gold
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Gold

Personally i think they are both really solid picks and I think both will break the top 10 fowards this year, Petracca and mclean have been locked my team from day dot

Nic'sNats
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Nic'sNats

Either better than Billings?

Gold
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Gold

For me I would put billings first, McLean second and Tracca third, I think next year petracca will be a lock but one more year for petracca is only going to make him better

Patch
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Patch

Petracca worries me due to Melbourne having a few mids to come back in? Does he stay forward? Without answers it's hard for me to feel confident, although him coming out today and saying he'll start mid is a good side.

McLean locked away for me.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Petracca has been quoted saying 70/30 up fwd, 60/40 max. He likes it up fwd, he will have a few good scores but needs more engine room time to breakout like we want him to!

Gary
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Gary

He was was quoted at saying 70/30 mid/fwd. Saw a few posts down you got muddled up but just thought I should let people up here know 🙂

Trats
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Trats

Lek please add another premium in your backline it's looking bare up there, I know you like your POD's but that is overkill, 2-4 would be nice, other than that it's an interesting but good team. Good luck to you if it works out.

Lekdog
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Hello, this isn't my team.

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

Overall I like it much more than the previous teams that have been revealed, similar structure to my own.

I like the Bonner pick at D2, will be Port's go-to out of defense with Pittard and Broadbent out, only got upside…

I don't know whether your starting as you've posted but Coffield and Brayshaw are too much dollars to have sitting on the bench IMO. Premium rucks should be onfield if your paying for them.

All in all I like it and best of luck for the year.

Patch
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Patch

Thanks mate! Rookies all still up in the air as to if I start them onfield or not – reckon Coffield's off field (geddit) but with my structure I need playing def rookies. If Murphy's named I my go to him instead.

Sants
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Sants

If bonner is a good option at d2 $260 odd and you expect a 75-80 average then surely paddy mccartin gets a gig. $230k should average around 70

Patch
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Patch

McCartin's not a bad selection, and I'm not one to argue with Higgo but Bonner doesn't have a history with concussion.

Would be considering him if I had a cheap D5 option like Bell or Christensen.

Dale
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Dale

allow Oliver to dive out of your team please!

Patch
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Patch

Ot's the Selwood moral dilemma because free kicks – even from dives – get him points. Dangit Clayton you magnificent cunning beast you.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

McGovern or Howe? Practically the same player, think Gov has more upside this year as the ball will probably go back a lot for WC.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yep I think so too, 94 probably tops for Howe, McGovern could be the main interception player down back with yeo in mids

Dans Donkeys
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Dans Donkeys

Holy Moly Patch, you've got a big pair of agates on you – I will give you that! Has been a rollercoaster preseason. Community, after weeks of tweaking, twerking, and twitching, have put the following team together. Would love some feedback. Not going for the $50k – just want to smash a few muppets in my league (who are in fact quite decent at SC unfortunately). DEFENDERS: Laird, Howe, L.Ryan, Naughton, Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Mihocek) MIDS Danger, Mitchell, Oliver, Zorko, Fyfe, Whitfield, Banfield, Holman (O'Connor, Garlett, Kelly) RUCK Big Maxxy & Nank the Tank. (Olango for loop) FORWARDS Heeney, Billings,… Read more »

Patch
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Patch

Rate it, Dan! Personally not sold on The Truck – will start well but will he keep mid time when Viney and co are back? God he's good though

Dans Donkeys
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Dans Donkeys

Thanks Patch – appreciate the feedback – wasn't sold either on The Truck, might have got caught up in the hype – forward line could be a wasteland for my SC hopes and dreams this year!

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Id replace Howe with Sicily as you said you want to win so I can see their overall score similar. grab the 150k spare roughly and upgrade Petracca into a Greene. Howe has never avged over 100 and if you look at sicily with his averages, he is spiking quite nicely. Petracca I see as a trap, earlier said he will spend majority of his time up fwd 70/30…Greene is a keeper and giants have easy start! Or forget about upgrading petracca and just slot in kruezer over nank. Last year Kruezer had his first full pre season, played 21… Read more »

Leeds17
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Leeds17

"earlier said he will spend majority of his time up fwd 70/30." Why you making stuff up @SC_Sixty6? literally said this today:
Petracca: "I don’t want to lose the forward side to me – I feel like that’s a good trait that I have, so it’ll probably be 70/30 or 60/40 mid/forward"

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Nice spot Leeds. Dislexia. All the same numbers mate. Good correction. But I stand by my prediction. He's a trap.

Dans Donkeys
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Dans Donkeys

But he fly's so high – was hoping that would be like this SC team – he's my mascot haha he carries my hopes and dreams! Good feedback, and your point is a good one damn it. Will have to flog it up with Sicily. Now who to bring in – Tobias (i love this bloke despite flog status – just don't trust him early in the season to grab a few long weekends with a jab here or there). Could see him and Sicily fighting for the pine. But will be a top 6 forward no doubt. Do like… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

If just going for league wins, get RGray before everyone else.

SC16
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SC16

Judging by the comment section there might be a bit of hysteria thrown around my team, but thoughts would be appreciated community, really backing some of the POD picks I have
DEF: McGovern, Bonner, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee, Murray
MID: Danger, Zorko, Duncan, Neale, Macrae, Bont, Brayshaw, Kelly
RUCK: Gawn, Lycett
FWD: Buddy, Greene, J Cameron, Walters, J Martin, Fogarty

Patch
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Patch

JACK MARTIN. There's a POD and a half. This whole team is POD city, especially that midfield. I need to sit down after reading through that.

McGovern at D1 worries me – would prefer a rolled gold Laird or Hibberd or Hurley instead but Gov in isolation is a pick I can approve of.

SC16
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SC16

hahaha I'm glad you noyiced the jack Martin pick I think he will be the one to step up in the midfield and really get a lot of points with gaz out. McGovern for me isn't set in stone, could change to a Hubbard or a simmo any day but liking McGovern as a pod

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

What have you started Patch? Bonner at d2!

SC16
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SC16

Hes been there for months now dont stress haha

SirSamuel016
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SirSamuel016

I like your team Patch, especially given how there are next to no good rookies for the forward line. It's a bit risky maybe, but it could pay off well too. Best of luck mate!

Patch
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Patch

Cheers mate!

finnigin
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finnigin

no good being the norm, think motlop will be a big improver , finished off well last year and new home has him fit and hopefully near his very best this year

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Alright guys There’s seems to have been a lot of people taking my comments the wrong way and getting upset by them. If that’s you, you’re soft. I am here to offer constructive comments so that people can improve their teams. And the people with their heads screwed on can see that. I’m not doing a rate my team but if JR wants to get in touch I’ll more than happily do a revel, since so many of you are demanding it. I have also set up a league so that you guys can see I’m the real deal. Feel… Read more »

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Hey mate,

I appreciate any useful input thats why we are here after all.

Can you look up a few posts and throw your 2 bob my way!?

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I'll try find you bearded man! Keep an eye out for some wisdom young grasshopper!

hedski
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hedski

Wow. You're slipping!!

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

What you taking about mate

hedski
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hedski

Wasn't replying to you?

Dazzy
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Dazzy

All the best with the season ahead fella!

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

You too razzmatazz

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Leagues full fellas

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Nothing soft about treating others with courtesy and respect.

NorthMelb
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NorthMelb

I’d just drop either Whitfield or Macrae to Barry then upgrade Landon to Billings or Heeney. Other then that not bad…

Patch
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Patch

Cheers mate! Has crossed my mind and as I said I'm not sold on Mundy especially. He could become Heeney

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

I'm getting real suspicious with
SC_Sixty6, SC_Wow and Wow_Trevor

They all appeared in this last week and a bit heading towards the opening round.

Feels like they are Jock, Higgo and Crouching having a bit of a laugh. Could be wrong, just the way they talk and the knowledge they have with players and how the sc system works, they sound like a veteran to this great game of ours.

Macho man
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Macho man

Hmmm. Interesting comment. Nah, they wouldn’t would they?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Haha you’re right about having the knowledge mate.
Thanks

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Maybe we should start a podcast too 😉

Nathan
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Nathan

I'd listen

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Definitely would like to hear your podcast.

My Suspicion SC_Wow and SC_Sixty6 are Jock and Higgo, Wow_Trevor is not Crouching cause Crouching went missing somewhere in lalaland😁 so I'm assuming Wow_Trevor is Trev.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

It might be in the works, watch this space
Want the people to get solid advice

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Yeah it's me Donkey but WoW_Trevor was my name last year as well.
We're all just clones of the original Mr Jones WoW

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Yeah figured that out trev, after i posted went to your profile and checked all your posts.<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

Russty_
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Russty_

I thought you were all clones of the Shamwow Trev…3 easy payments of 29.95 on Danoz Direct 🙂

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Podcast time just about due after what I heard last night and last few weeks.

Fearthebeard
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Fearthebeard

Sixty 6 and wow you guys able to read my reply to your posts on my team above for a bit more knowledgeable opinions?

Cheers

hedski
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hedski

No Donks..no.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

I could be wrong Hedski. Been reading all the posts and comments, SC_sixty6 and SC_WoW just seemed very passionate, specially SC_WoW just reminds of Jock on how he would react with peoples choices. He's choice of avatar kinda represents himself, SC_Sixty6 ironically his avatar wears glasses. Both account were created recently

Coincidence or am I just missing the old fellas.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

You might be drunk. easy way to check is to look at your wife and/or teenage kids, if you like them you're smashed.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Haha wish i was, maybe the anti-depressant and valium are kicking in.

Nathan
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Nathan

Thanks for making sure I limit my podcasts I download about supercoach. You and Lek actually have no idea. See you all when Jock is back.

Moosehead
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Moosehead

You have obviously had a bad day. Have an Astro and a cup of tea and have a early night.
Keep it up boys. The vast majority of us appreciate your efforts.

Josh
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Josh

Pretty sure these blokes don't get paid to do this, and if they do I couldn't imagine it'd be a lot. Be grateful that they donate their time to do this mate!

Aled
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Aled

League Code for anyone who is keen and active 🙂 394289

Nobby Bobby
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Nobby Bobby

Don’t mind it Patch, I had something similar but ultimately I just thought it was too risky to go with, and thought I’d try win it this year with trades, because it looks like we’re definitely going to need time to pick the top players this year. I’ve gone with: D – Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Murphy, Mihocek) M – Danger, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield (Finlayson, Kelly, Holman) R – Gawn, Nank (Olango) F – Heeney, Billings, McLean, Smith, Giles-Langdon, Frisch (Garlett, Ryan) Still a few risks, I’m also backing Savage in. Nank to pull… Read more »

Patch
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Patch

Dont' mind it at all, Nobby. Savage worries me slightly as my gut screams JLT pretender but he backed it up in the second half of last season.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Glad to see the community up and about again. I feel a buzz in the air with only days before season starter.

Remember fellas if you've been planning for this as most of us have for a while, do not panic and stick to your guns. No late left field moves that will put you off the track and ruin your season. Go with your gut and head. There's no room for biased decisions in SC!

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Looking forward to a good season 66!

Gord29
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Gord29

really like the whitfield pick and this team might make people split a few of the cookie cutter teams up

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Whitfield could be a great pick.

Don’t think too many people are going to be rushing to put bonner at d2 though

Clueless
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Clueless

If Lobb is named round 1 (and Simpson isn't) would you rather have Lobb at F6, Barry at M11 and $59k OR Christensen at F6, Coffield at M11 (would obviously put him on field but for this purpose I'll say M11) and $134k in the bank to hopefully get in early on that first upgrade. Would really appreciate some feedback on this because I reckon Lobb will go ham as the sole ruck at GWS. Cheers

Northernsoul74
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Northernsoul74

Lobb is very interesting now he appears to be a chance for round 1. Still can’t believe he doesnt have dpp.

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Option A definitely

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I had Lobb locked in last year but with his little mishap I took him off my radar…..I would put Lobb in without a doubt if he had played JLT, not sure now though.

Patch
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Patch

Personally see Lobb as too much of a risk to start with – could certainly be a corrective if a Walters or Sicily stink it up in the first two weeks and he goes gangbusters.

Mick
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Mick

Patch stop try to sound like Jock and be yourself ! You don't need to be him or anyone else ! #justsayin

Derek
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Derek

How long will Kennedy be out for WCE?

I’m still considering Lycett for R2 and WCE will need a tall person in their forward line.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Rd 3 or 4 were the whispers from memory.

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

Kennedy – Ankle – 2 weeks, Vardy – Groin – 4 weeks ,that was last week

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Not another 3-4 week injury to JJK to start the season. I think that the ave missed period for a JJK 3-4 week season start injury is about 7-weeks. I can remember one of them turning in to twelve weeks

Patch
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Patch

Have heard rumours it'll be half the season, but no-one really knows. Waterman is likely to play as that key forward than Lycett, who from my understanding is more of a pure ruck – that said I don't think they trust NicNat solo early so Lycett could be value? I'm not going there, Derek.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

I hope that they use McGovern to give Nic a chopout and they play Waterman. McGovern hopes that too. But you don't have waterman?

Patch
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Patch

I do not, no. KPF rookies don't tend to pique my fancy – although with the capacity to play as a midfielder/up the ground I'd consider if named.

McGovern in the ruck would be a wonderful sight from a SC perspective.

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

He doesn't have garletts dpp but you don't have anyone to switch garlett with anyway atmo. Garlett and Waterman are both iffy for a round 1 start but at least Waterman would give you a great loop option until the byes if he doesn't play

Andrew
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Andrew

Very funny article Patch! I really enjoyed it! I found myself laughing a lot!… and not just at your team 😉
Truth be told, I think you have done some excellent research, chosen a number of quality under priced players and included a few break out candidates, most others have glossed over. Thanks, well done and good luck!

Goose
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Goose

Luke Parker and Libba

Or Cripps and Jack Steven

Jay
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Jay

Can someone post The Phantom's midfield article from today? I know its' stingy but some of use can't afford to subscribe to every channel

Paul
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Paul

Hey community

This is likely to be my final team and would like to know your thoughts on this team.

I have 10k in the bank to work with aswell

DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Cofielld (or oshea if he is selected), Naughton, Doedee, Murray (L.Murphy, Finlayson)

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

Ruck: KRUZ, Gawn (Olango)

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

Cheers community and good luck

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Not enough experience or reliability in defense Paul. Murphy wont play so you'll probably get Mihocek if he plays but Coffield or O'shea aren't good enough or reliable enough for D3. Naughton Doedee and Murray all seem to have good JS at the moment but if 2 of your 6 defensive rookies get dropped and/or injured in the first 4-weeks how do you replace them? The traded out rook plus 10k in the bank wont buy you a player.

Leeds17
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Leeds17

Community please give me a hand…

Sicily (D3) & Heeney (F1)
or
McGovern (D3) & Petracca (F4)

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Option 1….. you know you will have Heeney come seasons end so it'll save you a trade there…..Petracca and McGovern still have ???? over if they can become top 6 in their respective parts of the field!

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Heeney and Sicily, Sicily will have a better supercoach season the gov imo

Lethal
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Lethal

Hey Community, Would love some input into this team that i think i'm finally happy with; Welcome as much feedback as possible 11k left in the bank DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Keeffe, Murphy) Gone pretty light in defense this year purely because I think it easily has the most available rookies for cash generation and on field scoring potential. Selected Keefe on the bench despite concerns over both job security and scoring potential but it allows be to have Sicily as my floating D3 and F4. MID: Danger, Mitchell, J Kelly, M Crouch, Merret, Fyfe, A.brayshaw, Brodie… Read more »

Patch
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Patch

Rate it Lethal, especially sticking to the Danger selection. Not sure I agree on Ryder but if he didn't have that bye he'd be in my side. Could do far worse than him.

A side with Merrett in it is a side I can get behind

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Lloyd, Mclean, Stephenson (2 fwd rookies onfield)

or

Mills, Petracca, Bell (1 fwd rookie onfield)

Patch
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Patch

Option two Tommy. Less rookies the better, and as much as I love McLean option two has more upside for mine

Finnius
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Finnius

I prefer option one…

Derek
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Derek

What about, Mills, Petracca, Stephenson

TrillieFarley
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TrillieFarley

Boy of boy Patchy you have a serious set of cohonas…or a serious issue with self loathing. Either way I like it. This is what SuperCoach is all about!

will
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will

lol what is this anti-cookie cutter tirade coming from everyone? Pick a solid team with the right blend of reliability and the necessary risks it takes to come 1st. If you take far too many risks you are simply lowering your chances of coming in the top 1-5% or winning and it will likely cause you to come much lower. The bloke who won it in 2016 didn't win it by deliberately setting out and picking pods. He had go Mitch Robinson to Buddy and Brad Crouch to Libba early on, flicking two guys for others much more popular. A… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

I've picked Whitfield over Cripps because Cripps has only averaged over 100 once in 3 years and could be construed as injury prone, hasn't exactly proven himself as a solid lock premo..just like Whitfield hasn't…maybe he has Barlow like chalky legs that break?, Whitfield had his best year last year , where he only played 15 but averaged 97, in the midfield but now he's gonna be a rebounding defender, Whitfield is in a much better team, Cripps is in a bottom 8 team. Believing in Whitfield over Cripps is a very rational decision and it's not based at all… Read more »

will
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will

Except Cripps did average over 100 (102) last year if you take out the injury affected game and his best season is 10 points better than Whitfields best year (107). He did this after basically missing preseason with a back problem and before he was able to make the most of his late season form. He is a guy who has gone 96+ for 3 seasons in a row and is therefore much more worthy of his price tag given given Whitfield has only gone 90+ once. We don't properly know how Whitfield will score in defence based off two… Read more »

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Hey Will, firstly when your making a case please make it an equal case for both parties…..you've pleaded Cripps' selection with statistics galore, yet poor Whitfield gets a mention of 2 good JLT matches. You don't like the Whitfield pick? that's fine but you cannot say it isn't a rational decision to pick him over Cripps. Whitfield is a POD and not having Cripps is also a POD because he is a lot more likely to get injured than Whitfield. He's in a terrible team and if they decide to tag a carlton player….guess who gets the tag mate? You… Read more »

will
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will

I mentioned that he is naturally suited to half-back and that he's a skilled player and earlier said that I find all this picks reasonable in their own right (except Cameron) but think there are better options in place of some of them. I don't see how that's one-sided. I think Whitfield could possibly be picked over Zerrett who is in my side but I don't think you can pick him over Cripps because I think all the signs point towards Cripps offering better value. I used the word irrational because I think it's a bit of a far-fetched pick… Read more »

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I go back to my point about Shaw…..he's uncontested magnet. Still scored huge.

will
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will

"Supercoach rarely favours uncontested players in the midfield", never said back line and suggested it was a place he could go big.

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Money in bank: 7,300 DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Naughton, Doedee, Murray — Finlayson Mihocek Questions: Quite set, none of these blokes will leave my team. MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, JOM, Brayshaw, Brodie — Kelly, Banfield, Holman Questions: I'm quite set at the moment on this midfield and think its probably not going to change from here on out. Brodie is probably my only question just seeing whether I will benefit more from downgrading him to Barry and still probably get the same scoring output. RUCK: Gawn, NicNat — Olango Questions: Bunga said Nic Nat will play Round 1,… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

Hey community. Looking for feedback on my team as it stands this hour

DEF : Hurley, Laird, Hibberd, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee, (Murray, Murphy)

Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, Clark (Finlayson, Kelly, Holman)

RUC : Jacobs, Gawn (Cameron)

FWD : Heeney, McLean, Smith, Sicily, McCartin, Fogarty (Ryan, Fritsch)

Only $12k in the bank which I feel may be asking for trouble.

Should I downgrade Hurley/Hibberd to Ryan and save that cash for a rainy day?

Any feedback would be great

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Downgrade Martin to free up some money. He will likely drop in price at some stage this year due to bad form for a few games.

Daniel
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Daniel

If I downgrade Martin where do I go in the interim?

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Pick up anyone around 600k or under. Plenty of underpeiced players!

Daniel
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Daniel

Cheers

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

I know I'm NUTS. But I'm actually thinking of picking Sloane. Think he will handle the tag this year. Anyone else thinking the same?

BockChoy
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BockChoy

I'm thinking there are so many other premo options out there who have proven they can handle a tag. Not worth the risk.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Not that crazy mate, still finished 7th overall. He can go huge and especially at home, which they play a lot of before the bye. I’ve got Crouch so can’t fit him in but could be a great pod

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Ill be picking him up eventually, but will almost certainly get a game where he can;'t handle the tag and drop significantly in price. So i'd wait until then

Patch
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Patch

Love the selection mate

Derek
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Derek

he is very good at football

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Not at all nuts, been switching between him and Oliver all preseason.

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

No crouch?

The Ranger
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The Ranger

If I was going to pick one Crows mid it would be Sloane over Crouch.
Not much in it except ownership percentage.

Dean
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Dean

Not nuts at all, I like him also as he is a lot better now at shaking a tag. It wont suprise me if Sloane ends up being a top 6 midfielder. He was 7th last year and is only getting better regarding the tag…,

paul
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paul

TAG

Sean's Mob
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Sean's Mob

I notice a lot of people are including Mihocek and Murphy (primarily when only going for a 2 Premo backline) but given both Collinwood and Adelaide have indicated who their debutants will be this week and neither of these guys were included in those announcements unless u r using them as your loophole then suggest you might want to have a Plan B ready to go.

Jacko
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Jacko

Thanks

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Any leagues for me to join? Finished inside the top 4k last year after being 34k in round 9

DannyB
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DannyB

Hi Community,
Would love some feedback on my team please.

DEF: R.Laird, M.Hibberd, J.Howe, A.Naughton, T.Doedee, S.Murray, J.Finlayson, N.Coffield
MID: T.Mitchell, J.Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, P.Cripps, A.Brayshaw, W.Brodie, B.Banfield, D.Barry, T.Kelly, N.Holman
RUC: Gawn, Nank, Olango
FWD: I.Heeney, L.Dahlhaus, M.Walters, C.Petracca, J.Sicily, B.Fritsch, J.Garlett, L.Ryan

Have 9,100k in bank. Any feedback would be great.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Someone posted about Lobb yesterday. Sparked my interest to find out about his progress as he was in my early early team before he had a calf complaint. So I got the contacts out and had a chat to Jeremy Cameron's brother. Lobb completed a full match in the 2's a few weeks back and played all ruck, Lobb will carry the ruck duties for the giants this year I can confirm! Dawson will not be named unless Lobb has injury concerns or is isn't 100% right which I can't see happening with Lobb having a full pre season. Dawson… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Great intel here sixty6. I have to say Lobb was one of my first picks until the injury’s. Dawson hasn’t showed much and if Lobb is fit I can see him going straight in.

Will be a handy f5 in a poor year of fwd options

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

this is good intel if its actually true, how do you know Jeremy Cameron's brother?

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I know them both mate. Its just quicker getting a hold of his brother. Cameron played at Dartmoor as a junior. Lower Vic. Let's just leave it at that.

Derek
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Derek

is he in your team now?

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

he’s right on my radar now derik pending team selections.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

I have multiple Plans Derek, let's just see team selection first. Minor changes to make.

KingWinter7
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KingWinter7

Cripps or Coniglio and Walters or McLean

Cannot decide

KSinny
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KSinny

I had the same problem but ended up choosing Cogs and Mclean

Dylbo
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Dylbo

coniglio and walters for me

KSinny
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KSinny

Any advice on my team?

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Naughton, O'shea, Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID: Titch, Kelly, Zerret, Fyfe, Bont, Cogs, Bradshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holeman)

RUC: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Petracca, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

Currently have $127k in the bank so could either save it or use it. Would live to hear your thoughts community

Jess
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Jess

You could use the $ to try and get Dangerfield.
Upgrading petracca to a walters, or even greene would be good. Nankervis isnt much cheaper than some more proven premos, but he could improve on last year. Consider upgrading. Sicily to savage for me, but also a lot of breakout contender defs

paul
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paul

I am going with O'Shea if named what puzzles me is he only had 24 mins JLT game time.

Reidtheplay
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Reidtheplay

Love it Patch, rookies are where the cash will be this season! Why listen to the comments echo chamber who will all finish nowhere near rhe pointy end every season.

Jess
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Jess

Savage and Coniglio
Or
Dustin Martin and Bell

Made possible due to sicily dpp

Which would you pick?

Dylbo
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Dylbo

Lads, whose the better combo ?

Franklin & Heater.
Hibberd & Mundy.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Hibberd and Mundy

Paddy
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Paddy

Join league if anyone is looking. Heaps available for now.

782235

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

This may be my final team going into round 1. Let me know what you all think 🙂

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

MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Sloane, Fyfe, Parker, Brayshaw, Brodie, Finlayson (Kelly, Banfield, Holman)

RK: Gawn, Nankervis (Cameron)

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

Still have 83k in the bank, so room to make changes if needed

Maverick
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Maverick

Couple quick ones for yas all …
1)What’s everyone’s thoughts on lambert? Is he set for a lot of midfield time or once prestias back he back to the fwd line? I don’t know a heap about tigers structure…
2) also whose more trustworthy of petracca n Sicily? I wanna downgrade one to either a bell/Dunkley/christenson to free up $$$..
3) and is the bonner worth a punt? All pre season I’ve wanted him but currently not in my side… but I think his prices at unders..

Manfred
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Manfred

A couple of days ago some kind person posted The Phantom’s backline which included Bonner.
Can someone please list The Phantom’s mid and if possible, his ruck. I know he has Gawn, who wouldn’t!
Circumstances prevent me from paying for SC gold this year.
Thanks in advance.

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Community :

HOPEFULLY final line up, THOUGHTS PLEASE to close the final spots……..

Laird, Savage (OR Ryan?), Bonner, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Mihocek)

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Oliver(OR Kelly?), Fyfe, Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman (Garlett, Kelly, Barry)

Kreuz, Gawn (Cameron)

Franklin (OR Greene?), Billings, Walters, McLean, Smith, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

Please throw your thoughts here for 2 secs lads lol. Bloody played with this more then my old fella!

Lobbe Wan Kenobi
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Lobbe Wan Kenobi

Guys looking at a bit of a combination issue. Trying to figure out a way to get Will Brodie into the side but can't do it without compromise.

Option 1 – Garlett/Fogarty (swing mid/fwd), Petracca & Cameron
Option 2 – Garlett Fwd, Brodie, Caddy, Olongo

Already have Brayshaw in Mids so wondering if 2 x $180k Rookies is overkill but really not sure if its worth getting sucked in by Caddy to get Brodie in.

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Useful question :

Luke Ryan, Will Brodie, Toby Greene,

Savage, Garlett, Billings

I can take Billings in first option too if everyone thinks better pick overall?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I like the first line. Toby is better than Billings, Brodie should have JS for now and Luke Ryan or Savage either way.

Will
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Will

his*

Paul
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Paul

What the better option?

Toby Greene and Brodie

Or

Merrett and Garlett.

Having Merrett on is a positive, but garlett could possibly only average 40 odd?

Let me know your thoughts community!

The Ranger
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The Ranger

UDL, Hartung, Garlett, Mullett, Dow and Kennedy all confirmed to debut.

FearTheBeard
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FearTheBeard

Anyone going Beamsy?

Finnius
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Finnius

St Kilda have announced that Clark will play… but haven't said anything about coffield. Anyone worried?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Surprised me, I heard earlier it was between Clark & Coffield but only one would get the call up. Clark is pricey without DPP so I'm looking elsewhere.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

I'm done, that's it. Logging off SC and not touch it again just before the game tomorrow night. Going is with 11 premos, 2 down back, 6 in the guts, 2 in Rucks and 1 up forward. Only 4 mid pricer players all up forward and one of them will be tall lanky yank Mason Cox at F5. Yes community i have gone nuts on picking the Lanky Yank in my team. 15 Rookies in total, only 2 Rookies that's priced over $160K. Running with 6 Rookies down back, 5 in mids, 1 in the Ruck which is my loophole… Read more »

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Good luck Donk

Goose
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Goose

Anyone feel Jack Steven can improve after a dip last year ?

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

2013 he averaged 110, last season he avg 90 so is his best behind him? Not sure he can get back to that level again.

JR community member
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JR community member

Where in the flaming gallah have these 2 flogs come from. They’ve turned a beautiful community into a facebook comments section. Either treat your fellow supercoachers with respect or get lost. You justify your comments by saying that it’s honest and constructive, yet I don’t see how ‘I don't get it, each team released on here gets worse than the one before. Is it all a joke?’ is in anyway constructive. Looks like a dickhead giving a plain insult to me, along with all your other comments in which you put down the community. A team is subjective, and I… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Was giving a review of the team. I haven’t been impressed with the teams that have been released. Words like flogs, dickhead, are putting people down. A lot worse that what I’ve posted
Maybe read the comments properly, and see that some people appreciate honest feedback, and will have a better season for it.

SC_Sixty6
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SC_Sixty6

Spot on there wow. Someone has put in a new name because they didn't like the honest feedback that was given. Fake alias to hide behind…..from memory I haven't sworn or abused anyone yet in your first post you make yourself look like a fool.

Not here to blow wind up people's arses rather here to improve squads. Our advice is the best you will receive with consistent top 100 finishes. Jog on "flog" as you say.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

I have to admit I'm enjoying the banter. Don't take things personally just take in ALL advice and pick your own team. Go with ya gut.

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

To be honest i like their comments/opinion might be a bit harsh, but at least their being truthful about it. And they back it with facts and infos. I haven't seen any of their comments that is vulgar in any way.

Everyone in here posts their team for advice, criticisms and opinions and these guys gives all that. It's up to individuals on how they take it, at the end of the day. It's your team, either take the advice, opinions or the criticism you've been given as you asked for it.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Says someone who doesn't even have a proper profile on here 😂

paul
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paul

Good luck the money formula is in the back line however you will fall behind too much at the start. you will need to make all the right moves to make up loss ground probably using tooooo many trades.

Starkingdom
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Starkingdom

Good luck to you toooo.

Lazza
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Lazza

Hey Patch, can't say I'm going to copy your structure or selections. As others have said, with such a squad you'd want plenty of cash in the bank .. but looking at it you only have $13,800. By my reckoning you only have 1 keeper in DEF, 4 MIDs, (possibly 5), 2 RUCs and 2 FWDs (possibly 3). So, at best that's 11 keepers … there is no way on earth you will get to 22 Premo's by season's end with that squad without all your "bets" coming off .. and the likelihood of that is worse than 750,000 to… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

it is the quality of the premiums and how injury risk they are.

i started 14 "keepers" last year and only 7 finished in my team.

i made a note this year to go slightly less keepers as long as they are tough as nails.

I think there is really only room for 12 pure, top-shelf keepers in the starting salary cap. You can stretch to 15 but you start to get a bit thin and compromise your premium picks, start saying Coniglio and cripps are Keepers.

Derek
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Derek

i have 11 pure keepers.

Patch
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Patch

I count it at 13 plus Mundy, who after playing around has become Heeney.

I see Macrae and Whitfield as top 10 by season's end. Lack of cash a concern though.

2 spots left
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2 spots left

Advice needed plz
Ryan v Sicily v Savage for D3
Walters v Smith v McLean for F3
I had Ryan and Walters but with Fyfe and 2 rookies is that too many Freo players?

Moosehead
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Moosehead

I want Garlett in my mid as a M/F swing. Who do I get rid of for him, Brayshaw or Brodie. Can’t keep both as I want $100K in my kitty

Richard Branson
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Richard Branson

I am struggling immensely to decide between Parish and Petracca for my F4 spot. They are both players in a similar position, as in both having played 2 seasons, both are top 5 picks, both are touted as future stars, and both are promised more midfield time this season. Parish is predominantly a midfielder whilst petracca is predominantly a forward, however this year they are both promised the same amount of midfield time (maybe parish gets more midfield time then petracca by 5-10%). Petracca is a potential game changer, he is in the same mould as danger, fyfe etc. Hes… Read more »

KSinny
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KSinny

Christian

Richard Branson
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Richard Branson

Anything else community?

pod
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pod

Petracca is more likely to vastly improve imo. Parish is a bit fragile.

Patch
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Patch

If it's just between them, Petracca. Has the advantage of Gawn knocking it down his throat, and I reckon the Dees do better than the Dons this year.

CorporateMan
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CorporateMan

Any thoughts on my current set up would be appreciated. 85k left

Backline:
Laird, Hibberd, Angus Brayshaw, Naughton, Murray, Doedee (Finlayson, Mihocek)
Midfield:
Mitchell, Oliver, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Whitfield, Coniglio, Brayshaw (Barry, Kelly, Holman)
Rucks:
Ryder, Gawn (Olango)
Forwards:
Walters, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Giles-Langon (Keeffe, Garlett)

My other thoughts are upgrading Angus Brayshaw to Siciliy in the backline, and changing Parker to either Armitage or Angus Brayshaw in the mids.

John
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John

· 13 hours ago
Hi Community.

Here's my team based on a mid-price strategy (which got me into top 500 mid season last year). A but radical… but any thoughts welcome. THanks

Backs: Hibberd, McDonald, Sicily, McGrath, Brayshaw (Melb), Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

Mid: Z Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Liberatore, O’Mera, Armitage, Holman (Banfield, Kelly, Barry)

Rucks: Gawn, Nankervis (Lavender for loops)

Forwards: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Watts, Dunkley, T Bell (Keefe, Fritsch)

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Yeah, you might start alright again this year. But once everyone has upgraded their teams to premo you’ll struggle

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Coniglio + Kreuzer
OR
Nank + Neale

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

First 1, their byes are an added bonus too

Johno
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Johno

So who is everyone going with in the rucks? Well, by rucks i really mean other ruck because every one should have Gawn. I've been tossing up on Nank and Kreuzer but I'm not entirely convinced. Kreuzer is a beast, don't get me wrong, but that injury scare gave me flashbacks of the old Kreuz and 600k is a hefty price to pay. Nank I was never sure on but had him in my team just because he was the best for his price point. Would it be too crazy to go with Cox at R2? He could be used… Read more »

Sc_Wow
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Sc_Wow

Kruse, scores well and has good bye. Only missed a game last year because his head was slammed into the ground. No second ruckman at Carlton.
Don’t go cox if you want to be competitive. He will drop some really poor scores

Johno
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Johno

Fair enough. Would it make a difference if I said i was only playing for leagues? I don't really care much about the overall ranking

Johno
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Johno

Also what is the consensus on Kane Lambert? He really stepped up in the second half of last year and is a key part of one of the best midfields in the league? Is he a good choice over a Heeney, Billings or McLean?

pod
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pod

Why not all of them?

Nathan
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Nathan

Good point. I guess we need to go big in the forwards this year so may as well

Blueth
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Blueth

Alright girls, help me out here.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Luke Ryan, McGRath, Naughton, Murray (Doedee, Stoddart)
MID: Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Congilio, Libba, Brayshaw (Garlett, Banfield, Holman)
RUCK: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Buddy, Walters, Smith, McLean, Fogarty, Fritsch (Ryan, Giles-Lang)

Come at me SC_Wow!

Johno
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Johno

Looks like you've missed someone

Blueth
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Blueth

Oh yeah, just add Tim Kelly to the mids

Whitey
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Whitey

Zac Langdon confirmed to play for GWS. Is he a small or key forward, just wondering what his JS is like. Cheers guys.

Patch
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Patch

Small forward, in the Stevie J role by all accounts

Fearthebeard
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Fearthebeard

Excuse me my dear community!!!! :

Luke Ryan, Will Brodie, Toby Greene,

Or

Savage, Garlett, Billings

I can take Billings in first option too if everyone thinks better pick overall?

So billing’s or Greene?

Savage and Garlett or Luke Ryan and Brodie???

Last locks please ya knowledgeable bastards!!!

Patch
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Patch

Second option for mine Featherbeard

Rocksta
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Rocksta

Worst team I’ve seen, hands down. Surely you are having us on Patch?

Patch
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Patch

I am not, Rocksta. Have fiddled a bit to get Heeney to F1 and Coffield out but otherwise I'm pretty happy to be different this year.

pod
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pod

Which two rookies out of these three?

D Barry, B Banfield, T Kelly

Hawks
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Hawks

Kelly & Banfield

dannyboy
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dannyboy

join my league 602214, looking for top finishers for some great competition

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Cripps, Parker or Whitfield?