I recommend you play this music whilst reading this post, I hope it inspires you like it did me.

It has been an odd preseason community.

Devoid of the three giants who paved the way before us, I’ve felt a weight of responsibilty press down on me.

Initially I thought it would cause me to halter…to crumble.

But today I stand here before you all, before the Supercoach gods themselves.

For I have taken that weight, I have lifted it, I have dropped it, then lifted it again and so on and so forth until I could finally squat the weight of the Supercoach community with ease.

I stood on the precipice of the Supercoach mountain and laughed into the sunrise, weight held high above my head, not a drop of sweat leaving my brow.

This is where it dawned on me, literally, I was not holding the weight alone. Patch, Barron, Kev, every contibutor from the preseason and most importantly all of you, stood there by my side.

I had not lifted the weight, I had barely touched it.

You were the ones who kept our community alive.

In the light of a new day, so close to the beginning of a new season, I offer you this…my side.

It isn’t much, but it is the only gift I have left to give.

DEFENDERS

This will be the first time I’ve ever spent money in defence and I kind of like it.

Michael Hurley is kind of a no-brainer for mine. At 12% ownership he’s enough of a PoD that I can enjoy selecting him but he’s still good enough that he’ll pump out tons for me every week.

He went 100+ on twelve occassions in 2017 plus a nice score of 122 in the Elimination Final. At $560K I do expect him to drop in price but I’m willing to take the hit there for his elevated points output potential. I probably wouldn’t have selected him but an injury in the preseason scared enough coaches off that I’m swooping in. Didn’t do anything amazing in his only JLT game which was great for ownership but the fact that he played was enough for me.

Rory Laird is just about as lockable as you can get. I reckon he’s overpriced (like Hurley) but I don’t think you can afford to miss him. We all know the story, he averaged over 100 in 2017 and had scores of 65, 129 and 106 in the Finals.

With scores of 102 and 90 in the preaseason (going at 1.1 ppm) he should have cemented himself into just about every single Supercoach side.

This third spot has been up for grabs all preaseason. I’ve had Michael Hibberd in there, James Sicily, Daniel Rich (stiff to miss out) but it’s Shane Savage who gets the nod.

He is a risk, there’s no doubt about it, but he is a calculated risk at a reasonably cheap price. Upon his return to the Saint Kilda side in 2017, Savage quickly became a key cog in the Saints ball movement. He averaged 96.7 points through to the end of the season. He also added scores of 145 and 113 to his tally in the JLT, bringing his average since Round 10, 2017, to 102.6 points per game. His ownership has jumped to 11% this week (up from around 7%) but he, like Hurley, is enough of a PoD for me.

As per most team reveals the rookies are fluid, though I’m particularly concerned by news that Nick Coffield will only make the Saints Round 1 side if some others don’t get up. At least he’s an easy enough upgrade to Bonner or downgrade pending rookie news.

The rest of the rookies speak for themselves with Naughton being the one I think isn’t in enough sides. He might not score heavily but I expect him to play enough games early in the season to warrant his selection.

MIDFIELDERS

Patrick Dangerfield is the best player in the competition, if he is named I select him. If he is a late out I switch him with the best Supercoach player of all time, Gary Ablett…Junior. If he isn’t named he’ll become Tom Mitchell.

Clayton Oliver, my oh my, what a man.

Sure, it’s hard to spend $600K on a player in their third year, a guy who hasn’t built the public trust we expect from uber-premiums but seeing is believing and what we saw in 2017 was remarkable.

Clayton Oliver has the capability to become one of the best Supercoach selections of all time. He has exceeded every record set before him and posted an average of 111.5 in just his second year…he’s only going to get better.

In 2017 Oliver ranked second for contested possessions and third for tackles. He had at least 24 disposals in every single game he played at an average of 30 per game, he can go BIG!

Supercoach wise, how do these numbers work for you?

  • Lowest score of the year, 80, only happened once
  • Four scores in the 90s
  • 17, yes 17, scores of 102+
  • Eleven scores of 110+
  • High scores of 139, 142 and 170

In my side despite news on a knee injury sustained in the JLT. Until I see that he’s not playing Round 1 for sure, he stays at M2. Bloody big PoD at 6.3% ownership.

#FyfeIsLife

Luke Parker is a very good selection in 2018. I said it on the podcast but I believe his average swings year by year and science* says that this is an upward trending season.

The man is in his prime and has played almost every game since the start of 2013, I expect Sydney to improve this year and with that comes a big one from Parker.

He can kick goals and rack up possessions, he’s also been to the mountain and averaged over 110 before so I’m sold.

H was in and outr of my side throughout the Summer but a 108 and 118 in the JLT just locked him away. At 7.1% ownership and a pricetag of just $546,000 I reckon he could be a buy of the year contender.

*science is me believing in patterns

Patrick Cripps. I don’t see any downside to selecting the great man even though he has a very high ownership percentage of %27.5.

Cripps has all the numbers behind him to suggest that he can average well over 110 in a full year.

I know that some Supercoaches are turned off by his inury history, but if you isolate all of his injuries you’ll find that the majority of them have been casued by someone else, they’re also all over his body as opposed to a degenerative and recurring injury in the vain of a Jaeger O’Meara.

I believe that in 2018 the best way to generate cash will be running three on-field rookies in defence and three on-field rookies in the midfield. I’m running to expensive rookies; Brayshaw who has the potential to make us over $200k and be a reliable on-field scorer and Brodie who has had a year in the AFL system to build his body and real life AFL games played, he should be a reliable source of points.

The other rookies are fairly straight forward although I’m not confident that Dom Barry will get named for Round 1…this is why we have some cash left over.

RUCKMEN

If anyone is going to break the Cox-curse it’s Matthew Kreuzer. He is Carlton’s third best midfielder but he also just so happens to hit the ball to other people sometimes.

He averaged 109.8 in 2017 and scored a 118 in Jlt 1, before an ankle injury saw him manage just 8 points in JLT 2. His ability to score is matched by very few ruckmen in this game of ours.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, he has played 55 of Carlton’s last 57 games. Don’t worry about the injury history people! Hell, even if he does get injured you can just trade him to LITERALLY ANY OTHER RUCKMAN.

Anyway, he bloody good pick at only 5.4% ownership.

Not much needs to be said about Max Gawn, he should be in every single team right now, 62.9% isn’t enough!

Good old Mitch King, at 0.4% ownership he is my biggest point of difference. I’ll just steal Barron’s reasoning for the selection

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

Can always drop him to Olango the Orangutango if need be.

FORWARDS

My forward line is reasonably straight forward in the way it is structured.

I’ve got Supercoach wunderkind Sam Menegola holding down the fort at F1.

This kid has the makings of a star and I’m very confident that the return of god won’t impact his scoring in a negative fashion. Good players get better with good players around, bad players slack off. Menegola is a good player.

He has all the marking of a Supercoach beast and will find his way into quite a few sides come seasons end. At $550K I’m locking in a loss but when he comes out and pumps those tons I’ll be a very happy young Lek.

He averaged 99.3 in his first season (six games) and 100.4 in his second year (19 games), I don’t expect a massive jump on this output but I do expect him to maintain it.

His ownership sits at just 5.7% which is far less than before his JLT series. Good for me because he scored 86 points at 1.09 ppm.

Kane Lambert is a reasonably new addition to the side but the reasoning is pretty simple.

Richmond look like they want to run lamert on the ball a bit more in 2018 and he is naturally progressing as a player and a Supercoach option. He jumped his average from 64.9 in 2016 up to 86 in 2017 and based on the end to his year, that scoring will rise again.

Lambert averaged 103.9 points per game from Round 20 in 2017, this average drops slightly to 100.5 if we include his JLT series. I honestly believe that this is closer to his average in 2018 than 86.

Side note, he averages 100.9 with Jack Graham in the side. 4.5% ownership, you beauty!

Toby McLean only averaged 85.5 last year but he was a really good point of difference for those who brought him in when he returned from a month-long injury in Round 12.

Prior to his foot sprain, McLean was averaging 80 Supercoach points per game, upon his return he broke out with an average of 93.

In 2017 his disposals per game, clearances and contested possessions all jumped from previous years. McLean also has the (now rare) flexibility to be selected as a midfielder or a forward, he’s this year’s Macrae!

I’m expecting an average in excess of 93 point per game and at his price point I like the selection. I thought he’d be in more sides but 4.9% selection arouses me

Dev Smith is another one of those ‘just pick him guys’ so pick him I did.

Now I’m currently fielding two rookie forwards, which isn’t ideal but I do have $172K in the bank.

My plan is to use this cash to move some rookies around (pending team selections) upgrade Coffield to Bonner, or (more than likely this one) upgrade a $117K guy to Tom Bell. He’s a preseason trap for sure, but one that I’ll probably fall into, what can I say? I loved the guy at Carlton.

Honestly community, I’m feeling really good about this team. It’s not so crazy that it makes me double take but there are enough PoD’s that it still feels like my team.

Let me know what you think, know that I probably won’t take any advice on-board given how long I’ve worked on the team, and we can chat in the comments.

It’s going to be a fun season community, let’s get stuck in!

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367 Comments

Crank · 21/03/2018 at 21:00

Goldstein, Ryder or Martin?

    PurpleJDT · 21/03/2018 at 21:22

    Personally gone with Martin, goldstein might just surprise, bit turned off by ryder with him not playing rd10 mixed with unreliable cover of darcy cameron, good luck this year mate!

    steve · 21/03/2018 at 21:27

    Hard to not go goldy

      Sugar · 21/03/2018 at 22:15

      But if you have Gawn, both have round 14 bye.

        johnno2908 · 21/03/2018 at 23:18

        So does Martin and Grundy

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 21:44

    Kreuzer?

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 22:42

    Goldy apparently had a big preseason, and heard Scott say he wants to play both Goldy and Pruess, but he reckons Goldy looks like having a return to his All Australian form and may keep Pruess out on form alone.
    Martin sucks when Archie Smith plays, otherwise he dominates.
    I'd add Nank to that list, only 23 yrs old, and the sole ruck at the Tigers.

      David C · 22/03/2018 at 08:15

      Big Oscar has probably gone past Archie now. And Oscar is good as a forward unlike archie. Martin should still score well if Oscar comes in.

George · 21/03/2018 at 21:01

Fwd Rookies- Langdon or L.Ryan?

    Trats · 21/03/2018 at 21:20

    Langdon now since he's confirmed to debut, Ryan is fighting for 2 spots along with 3 other players

    guy · 21/03/2018 at 21:27

    Langdon 100%

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:50

    Langdon

Steeeve · 21/03/2018 at 21:03

Niiiiice Lekdog.

You'll have to make sure Oliver plays

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:50

    Yep, one to watch but we have options if he doesn’t

Gibbs · 21/03/2018 at 21:03

Here is my Team community, got 60 K left over!
Thanks for the help in advance and good luck for your season!

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

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

Ruck- NanK, Gawn ( Olango)

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

    David C · 22/03/2018 at 08:21

    Good structure. Murphy not looking likely and Barry if selected probably goes out next week when Gray returns, but you should be able to find rookie replacements.

Tom · 21/03/2018 at 21:05

Gotta be honest..Great team

Sc_Wow · 21/03/2018 at 21:10

Not a bad side there Lek.
Defiantly have spent some money but players should be locks. 7 of your premos in the round 14 bye so will probably have to keep that in mind for upgrades. Only thing that swayed me off Parker.
I’m not buying into the savage hype. A bloke that’s played so many seasons and is prone to being dropped is a risk to me. Switching danger out also seems like another risky move, he’ll miss 1 at most not worth the trade for me.
Bell is a trap don’t do it
Rucks are solid, same as mine.
Best team I’ve seen from the JR crew, good luck

    Baysar · 21/03/2018 at 21:38

    No montagna ma friend

      Sc_Wow · 21/03/2018 at 21:45

      Yeah it wasn’t montangna in the 2’s pushing sav out either. Just not worth the risk for me.

        Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 21:48

        Missed 11 rounds last year I think from being dropped, from being crap and not believing in himself, then he went on a bit of a tear after he got professionally brainwashed by a shrink lol.
        Maybe they hypnotised him?…'you are a good player…you are a good player' lol

          SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 21:56

          Russssssssty! All over it! Sicily will outscore savage and by doing so you'll save 80k, Lek would then have 250k spare plus who he trades out to upgrade. I'd personally take out coffield and select Lobb when he's selected. Sole ruck duties coming up. Mark my words he will be in the serious sides.

            Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 22:01

            Yep I currently have Lobb at F5

            Bells · 21/03/2018 at 22:10

            He's as fragile as nanna's Royal Doulton though.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:53

    Yeah I was looking at the round 14 bye guys, I figure by then I’ll have upgraded enough post-bye guys to still post a decent score.
    Now that Langdon has been named I probably don’t get trapped by Bell.
    Will have to wait and see on Danger. Savage I’m not super confident in but if it starts to go to hell im not afraid to trade out of it.
    What do you think about Bonner over theses other defensive rookies?

      SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 21:56

      I wouldn't pay 257k for a 3rd gamer. JS or not. Doubt he'd even generate enough cash before his bye.

      Sc_Wow · 21/03/2018 at 22:02

      Yeah smart. Think the round 14 will be tought for a lot of people who are not somewhat structured for it.
      Yeah sav has been in the league so long and just never proved himself.
      I have bonner in my team atm. (Not at d2) Have been listening to and reading information about him from people that have watched him play local footy. A good user of the footy and port are going to look for him from half back. Think he can score well and be an early premo upgrade (I’ve leaving money in bank for this).

        Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:21

        Yeah, we thought there was going to be heaps of rookies in defence and I was hoping to avoid bonner but I have a feeling that team selection will force my hand

          Woolshed · 22/03/2018 at 01:31

          Mate Savage safe as houses. Will play off Half back all year push through the mid, his outout if scoring has increased every year he has played. will average 90-100 this season. LOCK him in.

            Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 01:45

            Are you his press agent?, he couldn't be any further from solid…you're dreaming if you think he's a solid pick.

Ben · 21/03/2018 at 21:10

like it a lot

Ben · 21/03/2018 at 21:13

any concern about olivers knee

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:53

    Not enough to drop him, he only hand balls anyway haha

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 22:44

    No kneed for concern.

dontblushbaby · 21/03/2018 at 21:13

What type of music do you recommend we listen whilst we read this Mr.Lekdog ? Can I suggest a prayer rather than a song , maybes Hail Mary Mother Of God………Ha , good luck mate, appreciate what you have done this year and can I leave you with this as you are a Carlton Man – Bk to Bk n Ylw n Blk…

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:54

    Carn the Blues!

Wade · 21/03/2018 at 21:15

For my own team
R.Gray & Vlastuin or Lambert & Laird

    Justin · 21/03/2018 at 21:17

    Second option is a no brainer. Gray misses round 1.

    BockChoy · 22/03/2018 at 08:34

    I've gone with Lambert and Laird anyway… but Vlastuin is an interesting point as he's not been given much consideration.

    At $430k, he's in the mid-priced madness bucket but his second half of 2017 (after coming back from injury) is worth looking at. 7 games at an average of 93, 3 times 100+ (112, 115 and 118) and the only stain coming from a 52 against the Hawks (where the ball didn't spend much time in defence).

      BockChoy · 22/03/2018 at 08:35

      Oh, and only 1% ownership.

      Matt · 22/03/2018 at 09:08

      I reckon if you’re looking at Richmond mid price DEF: C Ellis and J Short are very promising

        BockChoy · 22/03/2018 at 11:15

        Neither have been able to cement a regular place in the side.

Blueth · 21/03/2018 at 21:17

Mclean still at 5% ownership.
But every team i see has him in it.
Must just have caught on in here.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:55

    Yeah, feels like he’s representing the JR community

    Derek · 21/03/2018 at 22:45

    Dogs have a lot of midfield / forwards.

    Bit like models / waitresses. They are waitresses who want to be models.

Sam · 21/03/2018 at 21:19

Hurley OR Hibberd

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 21:45

    Hibberd

TOPHAWK1 · 21/03/2018 at 21:20

Sorry Patch, but I prefer Lek's side mate!

Only really dislike the Shane Savage pick Lek. The prick has burnt so many players over the years, why not just get Hibbo!

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:55

    I think I’m happy with the risk, if there is gonna be a last minute change it’ll be him to Hibbo

    Patch · 21/03/2018 at 22:15

    It's an excellent side considering its lack of Daniel Rich.

      Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:21

      Why do you try and hurt me

Sana · 21/03/2018 at 21:25

I like it Lekdog. I only just decided against Hurley… thanks for that…

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:56

    No worries haha

jacob · 21/03/2018 at 21:26

What are lekdogs thoughts on potential dawson simpson at R2?

    SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 21:44

    I've already squashed that mate. Lobb sole ruck duties. Dawson isn't even SC relevant.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:56

    Don’t think Dawson holds his spot in the side

Tyruddanaut · 21/03/2018 at 21:26

Coniglio & Kreuzer
OR
Nank & Neale

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 21:44

    Option 1

    DacZawson · 21/03/2018 at 21:53

    Nank and Neale depending on bye structure

    BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:43

    Assuming you have Fyfe, Banfield and Brayshaw like the rest of the community I would opt against getting Neale as your byes will be tough to cover

      Tyruddanaut · 22/03/2018 at 06:14

      Coniglio has the same bye as those gentlemen

hedski · 21/03/2018 at 21:28

Me likey Lek, running the same structure, don't worry bout Savage he'll be fine (or fire??)

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:56

    He’s the big unknown in my eyes, the numbers are pretty thiugh

      BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:44

      I'm so bullish on Savage, been in my team before JLT.

Sam · 21/03/2018 at 21:32

Hurley OR Hibberd

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 21:46

    Flip a coin, both top 6.

John · 21/03/2018 at 21:32

I love the team Lek accept the forward line swap Menegola and Lambert for Heeney and Billings

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 21:45

    Menegola's a good pick if he's fit for round 1, season keeper there. Lambert is still a bit of an unknown quantity.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:57

    Nah they’re too boring for me

Fearthebeard · 21/03/2018 at 21:34

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!!

    Sam_01 · 21/03/2018 at 21:50

    Really much of muchness mate, I’ve gone Greene bc I think the giants have an easy run to start facing a lot of the bottom teams from last year. Luke Ryan and savage both pods, savage looked in real good Knick in the jlt tho but Ryan’s efficiency was ace. Also Brodie over Garlett for sure.

SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 21:34

One of the better more balanced teams I've seen. Good work Lek. The Parker up n down years is one I looked at and it indeed says he's due for a big one…..went 110 and 111 on his up years. He was in my team for a week, somehow he's edged out.

Yeh savage not sold on. If you go by Parker's up and down years then this is another down year for Savage, stay clear, been in the system long enough to know he no good.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:58

    Pending rookies, I do have in the back of my mind jumping savage back to Hibberd

      SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 22:00

      Savage to Hibberd and save yourself a possible trade, after all your confident he will be top 6. No brainer really. Then your side is absolutely set!

      3 PODs. McLean, Lambert, Parker. Nice amount. Could be 1 more but side looks rock solid!

        Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:23

        Yeah have a feeling I’m going to pull the trigger on that as long as I have the cash post-rookie fixes. Feeling pretty good with the side either way

        KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 22:24

        100% agree with this

John · 21/03/2018 at 21:35

I forgot to say swap Coffield for Bonner

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:58

    Yeah that’s the current plan mate

Bells · 21/03/2018 at 21:37

Why is nobody running NicNat?

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 21:44

    He's probably only about 70% fit really, I bet he doesn't play the whole game if he's named.

    Sc_Wow · 21/03/2018 at 21:47

    Will most likely be rested throughout the season too

    Derek · 21/03/2018 at 22:49

    Too expensive

    BockChoy · 22/03/2018 at 08:55

    With only 1 on the bench and limited DPP options, Ruck is a position you can't take too many chances with. Nic Nat is not completely fit and coming back from a long term injury… too risky.

    Steeeve · 22/03/2018 at 10:23

    If you're not picking Ryder because of his round 10 bye, you'd better not pick Nic Nat. Probably miss a game or two or three by then.

Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 21:39

Nice effort Lek…Savage is a bit risky but I'm taking risks in the backline this year too….so hard to know whether or not my team is just a big pile of dung or not this year.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:58

    Agreeeeewwd

      Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 21:59

      Agreed* got excited

Sam · 21/03/2018 at 21:45

IS Rayner good pick

    Sam_01 · 21/03/2018 at 21:51

    No

Connor · 21/03/2018 at 21:46

Lek I get Rich but no CONNOR BLAKELY!!!!!!! :0

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:00

    I know, I feel like I’ve betrayed him. But Ross makes me think Ryan has that role now

Willymack1234 · 21/03/2018 at 21:50

Will Lobb play this round?

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:23

    Had a dream he would

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 22:31

    Don't think he's quite ready yet Willy, interrupted pre-season, ongoing groin issues, wasn't too long ago when he started training with the main group. Fitness levels are probably less than ideal at the moment.

      Derek · 21/03/2018 at 22:48

      Trev said he will play

        Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 22:58

        Oh ok, is there some new news about Lobb Derek?

    Mystic Mac · 22/03/2018 at 11:44

    best asking sc_wow, it's his best mate.

      Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 11:51

      Was 66 who released the info. And seemed like solid info, not sure what’s with the sarcasm Mystic

        Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 12:17

        If nAmed do we strongly consider? He was impressive late last season when rucking solo

Sam_01 · 21/03/2018 at 21:53

Good team lek, I’ve also locked in the big Roooooozzza everyone will be crying when he continues last years form
My question is
Field Christensen and have 6k in the bank
OR field Langdon (gws) will debut and have 150k in the bank
Really not much a fan of the Christensen pick only had him for job security. Pretty set on my team will just have the money sitting in wait for upgrades/injuries

    KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 22:23

    Langdon the save the cash

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:24

    Now that Giles is named I’m sticking with him

      Sam_01 · 21/03/2018 at 22:48

      Thanks fellas!

Finnius · 21/03/2018 at 21:57

Langdon, Fogarty, Ryan and Garlett – Pick 3

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 22:00

    Whoever is named tomorrow

      Finnius · 21/03/2018 at 22:16

      But if all four? I have omitted Garlett at this stage.

        Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 22:47

        I would not pick Fog if they are all named

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:24

    Langdon, Garlett, Ryan (price swings it)

Jordan · 21/03/2018 at 22:01

Struggling with this final touch in my team:

Hurley, Kreuzer & Christensen
or
Savage, Nank & Walters

Cheers!

    TrillieFarley · 21/03/2018 at 22:43

    Hurley, Kreuzer and Christensen mate.

    Reduce the risk profile and if either of the Uber premos go down you can swap them for pretty much anyone.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/03/2018 at 22:04

No curnow lek.
Thought he would be one of your first picked.

Quandry.
McLean and Brodie or Cogs and Stevensen??

    Finnius · 21/03/2018 at 22:17

    Mclean as he will be top 6 and cogs won't. Brodie is the better rookie as well.

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:25

    Yeah he pushed his way out of my team

Tom · 21/03/2018 at 22:06

Is Tom Bell worth the risk? Or should i just downgrade to Stephenson?

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:26

    That’s a name I’d forgotten, pending team selections I prefer the risk on Bell as he’s got st least some job security, but he’ll burn you.

Sam_01 · 21/03/2018 at 22:08

Definitely not Stephenson I’d go for Brodie and McLean
I’ve passed up on cogs and I hate myself for it but you can’t fit em all

Danger Zone · 21/03/2018 at 22:10

Thoughts on my final team before the first bounce tomorrow?

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Bonner, Coffield, Naughton, Doedee (Finlayson, Murray)
MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Kelly, Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Brodie, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
RUC: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
FWD: Menegola, Buddy, Greene, Barlow, Fogarty, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

$49,400 in the bank, am I too top heavy in the forward line or this generally acceptable due to the lack of rookies this year?

Cheers guys

    The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:18

    Nice team Danger

    SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 23:49

    Menegola is certain to drop and Fog has low JS as much as he's gonna be a beast. Barlow interesting POD with bye at rd 10. Otherwise looks solid.

Tommo09 · 21/03/2018 at 22:11

Team at the moment

Def: Laird, Hurley, Simpson, Naughton, Doedee, Keefe (Coffield, Murray)
Mid: Danger, Kelly, Fyfe, Bont, O’Meara, Dow, Clark, Brayshaw (Barry, Davies-Uniacke, Kelly)
Ruc: Gawn, Nic Nat (Cameron)
Fwd: Heeney, Buddy, Lynch, Petracca, Rayner, Christenson (Garlett, Fritsch)

Panicking big time fellas
So many questions, so little time
Really want to boost my rankings and maintain a top 1000 rank throughout the year

Thoughts guys thanks

    The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:17

    Too many expensive rookies. Read Barrons article and try and get some cheapies in mate.

Liam · 21/03/2018 at 22:16

Lobb or petracca

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 22:46

    Lobb if he plays

Patch · 21/03/2018 at 22:18

dAnIeL rIcH iS a 🔒🔒LoCk🔒🔒 OmG wHy HaVeN't YoU pIcKeD hIm He'Ll ScOrE 💯💯💯💯 erry week brah.

(nah ily this is a very good side xoxo)

    Lekdog · 21/03/2018 at 22:27

    🖕

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 22:46

    Patch…you could copy it..and change a few guys here and there lol.

KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 22:21

Bont, Parker, Cripps or someone else? Have $705k to spend

    SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 22:38

    Parker. POD and will go very well I feel

    Defying_Madness · 21/03/2018 at 22:43

    If you have so much cash I would just lock in a top 10 midfielder from last year.

      KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 23:07

      true but can use the cash for better players in other positions or during the season

Dan · 21/03/2018 at 22:23

Thoughts on Zach Merrett I’m worried he could get some attention this year which I have not seen and don’t know how he will handle it, anybody have some thoughts?
Pros and cons would be appreciated ! Yeah

BrownlowBoy · 21/03/2018 at 22:23

You hyped the crap out of Rich Lek?!?!?

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:02

    And he almost bloody made it, I still think he averages around 100 but I'll have a look at Brisbane's full side an upgrade to him if need be

Better Luck Nxt Yr · 21/03/2018 at 22:25

Nice team Lekdog.

Anyone needing a last minute league feel free to jump into “Lekdog&Patchy Show” – 923004.

Good luck community.

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:02

    Love it

StevoRivo · 21/03/2018 at 22:27

Strong side Lekdog. Like the PODs and the Max King idea. Please to see Rich didn’t make the final cut too.
No mid/Fwd swing set? Is this because you want Banfield, Kelly & Barry there to max points/cash? Or is there a mysterious plan afoot?

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:03

    Id prefer to trade into a swingset later on (when you hit trade you can swing a guy in there) and maximise cash generation now

Guv'na · 21/03/2018 at 22:28

Two quick questions hoping to get some input on please community!

a) Simpson and Petracca or Lloyd/Tuohy and McLean

b) TMitch and CEllis or JKelly and Bonner

Thanks!

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:04

    a) lloyd/mclean
    B)Mitch/Ellis

Ryano · 21/03/2018 at 22:28

What are people's thoughts on pendles? Yes or no plz give me some advice

    The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:15

    Tooth length is possibly becoming an issue.
    Wanna see him string some good scores together before picking him.

    BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:40

    Bucks seems to be playing him off half back for some reason, it really effects his scoring output. I'd look elsewhere

      Ryano · 22/03/2018 at 09:17

      Thanks guy! Up until last year he was a set and forget

Fazzy · 21/03/2018 at 22:29

Is Dayne Beams a good midfield option or there is better?

    The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:14

    Great player but too injury prone.

    BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:46

    Injury interrupted pre season, I'd stay away but he is a gun

      Browncow · 22/03/2018 at 00:57

      I woke up this morning with Beams and Nick Vlaustin in my team. Need the season to start quick before any more bright ideas.

        Fazzy · 22/03/2018 at 09:18

        He is so hard to ignore especially because of his price and his ability to score big

        Captain Risky · 22/03/2018 at 09:54

        Yeah, That happens to me as well. Had one night there after a good bottle of red wine and I just had to hit the clear button the next morning!

    Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 12:23

    locked in my side for close to 36hrs now that’s huge considering I change it constantly! He will be a beast well n truly underpriced was flying all preaseason till his father passed that’s why he missed JLT not due to injuries. If named round 1 Just select him.

TrillieFarley · 21/03/2018 at 22:29

Love it Lek mate. You truly are the P.O.D-father. Would love some feedback on Version 72.8a of my team!

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Bonner, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton, Mihocek)
MID: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
RUC: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Fritsch (Giles-Langdon, Ryan)

$73k in the warchest to play around with rookie corrections.

Have at it community 🙂

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:04

    No major changes mate, looks good although Bonner d3 is kind of scary

      Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 08:09

      Better than D2 though Lek!

      TrillieFarley · 22/03/2018 at 08:52

      Mate it is terrifying, but I feel we are little at the mercy of the rookies. Hopefully team selections tonight open it up a bit.

BlueBaggerJosh · 21/03/2018 at 22:29

should be my final team lol: thoughts?
DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Weitering, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keefe)

MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Banfield (kelly, Barry, Holman)

RUC: Kreuzer, gawn (lavender)

FWD: Billings, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Giles-langdon, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

Any advice welcome but one particular question, Should i go one deeper in forward line by downgrading cogs to Brodie and upgrading a forward rookie to Tracca/Mclean?

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:15

    Nice team! Personally Id dump Kruezer from say Nank. Then move Sicily to backs and get Petracca. But thats only cos Im worried about Kruezers price tag.

Swans2012 · 21/03/2018 at 22:36

First off, gday everyone, I checked into the website a few times early in the year and with no sign of life proceeded to just do my own preseason, now I look and lo and behold it has arisen from the ashes!!

Well done lek/patch and all involved! I've had email issues so if I've ignored any league invites it was not intentional!

Like the team lek, a little pod heavy for me, selecting pods for the sake of podness can be a fatal error….but they are all justifiable… I'm dodging the savage/McLean hype but I'm seriously considering falling into the caddy trap again…..

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/03/2018 at 22:43

    Swans good to hear from u ol mate.

    Happy place open for business

    League code: 123493

    Time to get the old gang back together. 😉

      Swans2012 · 21/03/2018 at 23:03

      Thanks trig, thewinningchoice is in, don't tell the others but it was my favourite league last year

        neil demons delight · 22/03/2018 at 00:11

        good to see you back jayden. Another epic year my fav league too great coaches Let me know if you want to go into AGRADERS again cheers mate

          Swans2012 · 22/03/2018 at 07:46

          Thanks Neil! I'd bloody love to be in if you've got a spot, but all good if not….

    SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 22:47

    POD heavy? I count only 4. Good luck with your generic side mate and welcome!

      DacZawson · 21/03/2018 at 22:53

      Yeah definitely wouldn't count the team as POD heavy.
      Out of interest Sixty, at what point do you class a player as a POD?

        Finnius · 21/03/2018 at 23:03

        I think less than 10%

        Swans2012 · 21/03/2018 at 23:07

        Yeah I might have been hasty there, with the word pod being used eight hundred times in the article I think I got distracted, in hindsight not too pod heavy, and I can guarantee my team is never generic, I think I was just trying to say my personal rule of SuperCoach preseason is to not pick pods just to be different, often players are most selected for a reason.

        I think traditionally less than 10% ownership was pod?

          Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 08:00

          I think the PODs McLean, Lambert and Parker and Kruuuuse are all justifiable.
          McLean and Lamber have increased in their scoring output year by year and both should get good midefeild minutes to see this increase. Parker is a gun and has been capable of going 111avg. He started slow last year when the swans were off and I think that reflected in his overall avg. And Kruuuuse will be #2 ruck, safest pod pick there is.

            Swans2012 · 22/03/2018 at 08:38

            agree re all of the above, Parker is a jet (though I prefer Whitfield at the price), kreuze feels a little overpriced but it is what it is, personally I really don't like that little injury niggle last week but pretty sure he's the type of bloke who plays with worse every week. I wouldn't pay the overs for him though. McLean and lambert are in the same basket as smith Petracca caddy etc, midprice risks all with upside, I think you've just gotta pick a couple this year and hope they are the ones, for me that's not McLean and lambert but understand there selection, now that viney is out for a while I think petracca gets an extended run at midfield time (and will be locked in there by the time he is bck) so for me he's a better bet than some….anyway I'm babbling

        SC_Sixty6 · 21/03/2018 at 23:44

        I class a POD at under 7%.

        I have 4 under 7% and 1 at 11%

          DacZawson · 22/03/2018 at 00:05

          Yeah okay I don't mind the 7% rule. At the moment I have the same numbers as you with 4 and 1 in those categories

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 23:02

    Giday Swans…yeah it was a case of missing in action for a long time there…but some of us still hung around like bad smells lol.
    Good luck for the season.

      Swans2012 · 21/03/2018 at 23:04

      You too bud 👍

    The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:13

    Welcome back Swans, good luck mate.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/03/2018 at 23:19

      Ranger. Jump into the happy place mate.
      Just let me know team name so dont boot u out.

        The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:25

        Jeez, thanks Trigga but I've hit my limit already.
        Next year mate.

          The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:29

          I'm in the Titch To Scratch already tho!

        Defying_Madness · 22/03/2018 at 04:07

        If you don't mind could I grab his spot Trigga? If not all good.

          TRIGGA_HAPPY · 22/03/2018 at 10:49

          Sure DM.
          Just let me know team name so i dont kick u out.

            Defying_Madness · 22/03/2018 at 13:21

            Team name is Deafness. Cheers Trigg

    Derek · 21/03/2018 at 23:38

    G’day Swanny.

    Good to see you going around again.

      Swans2012 · 22/03/2018 at 08:00

      Hopefully we can relive the glory days of the top 100! Looking forward to it derek

        Derek · 22/03/2018 at 09:24

        Thanks mate. Yep me and my Hawks have had a rough couple of years. Hopefully we can both turn it around.

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:05

    Good to see ya Swans!

      Swans2012 · 22/03/2018 at 08:39

      Thanks lek, good luck to ya

    hedski · 22/03/2018 at 08:28

    Good luck for the season Swans 👍

      Swans2012 · 22/03/2018 at 08:42

      Thanks hedski! You too, gotta say I'm feeling lucky

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 22/03/2018 at 09:24

    Welcome back, Now the pre season is behind us let the season start!!

DacZawson · 21/03/2018 at 22:39

McLean, Bonner + 28k

OR

Billings, Coffield + 74k

    BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:39

    Unlikely that Coffield will be named. Saints already said Clarke is playing so they would have likely done both at the same time

GloryDays90 · 21/03/2018 at 22:39

I have pretty much locked in my DEF, MID and RK but am struggling with FWD. Should I pick Bell/Christensen or just go for Fogarty/Stephenson and hope they play plenty of games?

Robbo · 21/03/2018 at 22:39

326845 if anyone is interested.

Phil · 21/03/2018 at 22:47

Why does nobody have Howe in their side? Is there something I am missing? Looks like a good pick to me.

    BendOver&Coffield · 22/03/2018 at 00:47

    Fine choice in my opinion, I'll get him as the season goes on

TheGreatBozza · 21/03/2018 at 22:56

Whitfield and Luke Ryan
Or
Kelly and Christensen

Playing around with swinging Sicily. Not 100% Whitfield will be a top 10-15 mid

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 17:03

    You answer you're question on the last line. If you have doubts, don't take the risk

Paul · 21/03/2018 at 23:05

With 609K

Who is the best player to get at the M3 spot?

Already have Cripps, Fyfe and Whitfield under that price?

    KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 23:15

    Zerret, Oliver or Bont

      Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 23:26

      Oliver's 612 but close, maybe check down the back of the couch? 🙂

    Derek · 21/03/2018 at 23:27

    find $3k

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 23:28

    Maybe show your whole midfield, so we don't suggest players you already have, you don't want to be broke heading into round 2.

James · 21/03/2018 at 23:07

Which option should score the most points for the first 10 rounds?

1. Coniglio (M6) + Lycett (R2) + Sicily (F5)
2. Kreuzer (R1) + O'Meara (M6) + 117K Rookie (F5)
3. Nankervis (R2) + Coniglio (M6) + 117K Rookie (F5)

    Doughboy · 21/03/2018 at 23:12

    3

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:20

    Thats the golden question. Maybe 1 if Lycett delivers but I'd go 3 for the 2 possible keepers and a cash generating rookie.

James · 21/03/2018 at 23:10

What going to be the roll of Alex Pearce at Freo?

    Browncow · 22/03/2018 at 00:37

    Should be centre half back James or taking whichever key forward is taller (along with Hamling). Leaves Johnson as distributor if he is even needed with Wilson and Ryan in the side. Shame Pearce wasn't a bit cheaper in the Naughton price bracket.

The Ranger · 21/03/2018 at 23:12

Nice Lek. Same structure as mine.
Jumped off Menegola and onto Heeney a while back but he's tempting with that low ownership.
Good luck mate.

Frank underwood · 21/03/2018 at 23:13

What’s with everyone’s obsession over fyfe? He had 2 amazing years and won a brownlow in one of them. Then he got injured. He had a preseason last year, played 21 games and averaged 108. Why is everyone under the impression that he’ll get back to his best? What prohibited him from getting back to his best last year? With a full pre season and 21 games. Whenever someone is asked to justify fyfe they simply say #fyfeislife, but is Fyfe life?

    Swans2012 · 21/03/2018 at 23:16

    Have a look at the back end of 2017

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:18

    I've heard that about halfway thru last year was when he finally felt over his broken leg. Funnily enough this is when he started beasting it up. Look at his scores the back end of last season. It takes a while to overcome a broken leg, esp since he had a recurrence of the injury.

    KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 23:19

    He was playing with an injury for the first half of the year

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 23:36

    He's less than 600k and he can go 140 easily any week if fit.

    Derek · 21/03/2018 at 23:40

    He is just stirring us up

      Phil · 22/03/2018 at 10:54

      I don't think he is Derek, I think he raises some good points.
      The way I see it this. There was 15 points between The best midfielder and second best. 15! That's 30 if you captain them. You have to work out which midfielders are capable of closing that gap between Danger and the rest. For me it's Dusty or Fyfe.
      You are right about his injury history. So it's the age old question of risk vs reward. Pick Fyfe and you get a guy with massive upside to his starting price, but the injury risk. Pick, say a Merrett you get durability with little upside.

Dusty · 21/03/2018 at 23:18

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

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

Martin, Gawn (Cameron)

Greene, Billings, McLean, Smith, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch (Ryan, Garlett)

Thoughts everyone?

KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 23:22

Whats everyones thoughts on the BONT

    Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:33

    His time fwd worries me.

    Jack · 21/03/2018 at 23:34

    CD loves him, he gets an extra 20 points just for running through the banner it seems. In all seriousness i think he can take his game to another level after coming off a full pre season, which he didn't have last season.

      KSinny · 21/03/2018 at 23:40

      alright sounds good

    Pecks1970 · 21/03/2018 at 23:52

    Really disappointed me last year after his strong early run. Not enough possessions for my liking even though he gets rewarded for them. Would rather a possession pig like Oliver Mitchell or Neale.

      Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 00:16

      Still only 22 though, he'll get better and better hopefully.

    BrownlowBoy · 22/03/2018 at 08:18

    Good pick.

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 17:02

    Could this be the year? Not taking the risk though, rather pay the $20k extra and have Neale

Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:24

Thoughts on the team?
Def- Laird Hibberd Sicily Bonner Naughton Doedee Murray Finlayson
Mid- Dusty Mitchell Fyfe McLean Coniglio Omeara Brayshaw Banfield Kelly Barry Holman
Ruck- Gawn Nank Olango
Fwd- Heeney Greene Billings Smith Petracca Langdon Fritsch Ryan

    Russty_ · 21/03/2018 at 23:33

    Good except that you don't have the best player in the game..and McClean should be forward really.

      Dan · 21/03/2018 at 23:56

      The thought with Mclean in mid was an eventual move to fwds but might be restricting myself by having 6 keeper fwds from r1. Was playing around with no Danger. If he's named its bonner mclean greene out and danger rioli and a rookie in. Then prob nank to martin also.

        Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 00:14

        Martin's 31 mate, he probably won't get better from here.
        I'd get rid of Greene for now Dan and stick McClean forward will save you 50 grand., get Garlett into the mid bench for a swing, then you can pick up another premo midfielder. Venables might start before Ryan.

Blaknight · 21/03/2018 at 23:36

Got 4 spots left in a fairly competitive league if anyone is interested.

516137

    Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 01:07

    Good job Blaknight…get onboard fellas!

Outatime · 21/03/2018 at 23:51

Thoughts and suggestions?

DEFS: Laird, Hibberd, Lloyd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Murphy)
MIDS: Martin, T.Mitch, J.Kelly, M.Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, W.Brodie, Holman (Banfield, T.Kelly, Barry)
RUCKS: Jacobs, Gawn (Olango)
FWDS: Menegola, Heeney, Greene, Smith, Z.Giles-Langdon, Fritsch (Gartlett, Ryan)

135.6k ITB
If Danger is named straight swap for either Martin, Mitchell or Kelly.

    Pecks1970 · 21/03/2018 at 23:57

    Looks great. The best I have seen. Was considering a cut n paste into my lineup

      DacZawson · 22/03/2018 at 00:02

      The best you've seen doesn't have Danger in it? Could be a very risky move

    Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 00:08

    I'd prefer to see Danger in there, and someone cheaper for Menegola, and not 2 rookies in the fwd line.
    And Nank instead of Jacobs..and Garlett in the mids bench.

KSinny · 22/03/2018 at 00:07

HELP me please! <3

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Naughton, O'shea(will trade if not late in), Murray (Doedee, Finlayson)

MID: Titch, Kelly, Dusty, Fyfe, Zerret, Cogs, Bradshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Garlett, Holeman)

RUC: Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Petracca, Fogarty, Fritsch (G.Langdon, Keefe)

Currently have $42k in the bank.

    Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 01:06

    I've got some help for ya!…Get Dangerfield in…doesn't matter if he doesn't play round 1, maybe you lose 40 to 50 points?…not worth a trade.

    Northerner · 22/03/2018 at 06:15

    I’m concerned about Keefe and Fogarty job security. Personally I think Venables over Keefe for that reason. Even Liam Ryan who has good JS, but will drop a mix of OK and terrible scores. Or if you think Barry has JS at Port, which I’m a little concerned with, then switch Garlett forward.

KSinny · 22/03/2018 at 00:17

tossing up between Bont and Zerret

    Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 00:18

    Probably similar outputs Sinny

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:06

    Zerret for me

      KSinny · 22/03/2018 at 10:18

      Cheers Lek👍

Fisherdan · 22/03/2018 at 00:36

Nice team Lek.
Thinking if Lobb isn't named.
Trying to get Kreuze in should I go
Nank, Walters and Brayshaw to Kreuze, Petracca and Brodie?
Cheers fellas.

    Northerner · 22/03/2018 at 06:10

    Ryan. Weitering more likely to get lockdown roles. Ryan is their distributor and has elite disposal efficiency and loves kicking by foot. I think he’s a mini Docherty. He’s that style of scoring player. I think Dockers will improve this year as well, but ball will still spend plenty of time in defence.

JohnDJ59 · 22/03/2018 at 00:43

Thought I was set,but can't help myself.Looking at two options,currently have,Buddy F1 & Coniglio M5,even though I think this looks better,I'm thinking of getting Bont in at M5 instead and trading out Buddy for McLean who will end up being my F3. What do you think is the best option.

    Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 01:02

    Yeah not a bad option John, Bont will score better that Coniglio, and Buddy can start slowly, you can aim for trading McClean up to Buddy at some point.

      JohnDJ59 · 22/03/2018 at 01:56

      I think it's a better option Russty,just that I've had Buddy at the start,the last two years and it doesn't look right without him,but can't get Bont without downgrading Buddy.

Russty_ · 22/03/2018 at 00:53

Corey Ellis a decent option if Coffield gets kicked to the kerb?..Not sure what his Job Security is like..or how he's rated in the Club. Was thinking the same about O'Connor too.

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:06

    Love Corey, broke the news he was debuting when he did

BlueBaggerJosh · 22/03/2018 at 01:56

Weitering or Ryan?

    Lekdog · 22/03/2018 at 08:07

    Tough, I personally think Weiters has a big year but Ryan has the better role…does the bye affect this decision?

      BlueBaggerJosh · 22/03/2018 at 08:36

      Yeah very much

Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 02:48

Community & the WOW twins and the half brother sixty6 can I please have some feedback on below.. always enjoy reading your blokes 2 bobs worth.

Def: laird, savage, bonnner, naughton, doedee, Murray (Murphy finlayson)

Mid: danger, Mitchell, zerrett, Fyfe, coniglio, libba, brayshaw, Brodie (kelly holman & banfied)

Ruck: Gawn & nank (olango)

Fwd: Walters, lambert, McLean, smith, Sicily, fritsch (ryan ZGL)

Am I better off giving coniglio & libba the flick and go one up n one down.. but I just think they might both go 95+ and make some coin especially libba he looks hungry again.
Thoughts??

    Josh · 22/03/2018 at 09:24

    That forward line has the ability to burn you horribly and ruin your season, it could also pay off. Too many players in the 400-500K price bracket accross your team for my liking, as there not all going to jump up to the next level. With that in mind I'd give cognilio and libba the flick for a genuine premium and a rookie, whilst using what's left to upgrade one of your foward mid pricers. Just my opinion.

      Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 12:24

      Thanks josh taken onboard and have flicked libba & coniglio.

        Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 12:38

        Currently :

        Def: laird, hibberd, bonnner, naughton, doedee, Murray (Murphy finlayson)

        Mid: danger, Mitchell, Oliver, zerrett, Fyfe, beams brayshaw, Brodie (kelly holman & banfied)

        Ruck: Gawn & nank (olango)

        Fwd: lambert, McLean, smith, Sicily, christenson fritsch (ryan ZGL)

          Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 14:16

          Lambert looks a good pod but not for f1, there in no way the likes of Greene buddy Heeney mena billings all miss out on top 10, you’ve gotta have one of those in.
          You’re defence is similar to mine, I’ve left cash over to upgrade bonner after a few weeks, may have gone a
          Little deep in mid and I don’t believe nank is that big of a lock.
          Beams will most likely get injured through the season too, I see this side needing a lot of trades through the season

    SC_Sixty6 · 22/03/2018 at 14:34

    Savage is a trap. Been in the game too long to be relevant now.

    Your fwds make me feel ill. I hope your not counting them as keepers because they won't be. 2 max out of those 5.

    I've counted 7 real premo keepers…..I even added bank in there to make your team look better. Need a rethink on who you truly believe will be top tier in their respective positions.

    P.S. Sc_Wow and myself are the opinions you sought after. Other Wow is a bit of a nuffie 😉

      Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 14:38

      With you on that one 66. I don’t want be associated with wowtrev in any way

      Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 15:16

      I have gotten Ryder in over nank, beams down to coniglio an got 200k to upgrade Sicily to an F1… Greene worth the punt? He gonna snot someone and make a visit too the MRP this season? Is sicily the right bloke to cull…

Steve · 22/03/2018 at 06:53

Parker and Mclean (25k left) or Bontempelli and Sicily (61k left)?

Cheers

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 17:01

    Parker and McLean

      Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 17:08

      Can’t beat the consistency or Parker & McLean. Can’t trust Sicily I had him all preseason till an hour ago and won’t be going back to him.

Sam · 22/03/2018 at 06:59

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

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

Rucks – Gawn,NANK (Cameron)

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

Now i have 200K IN bank should i get krezer for NANK and should replace Rayner but replace him for who??

StevoRivo · 22/03/2018 at 07:32

Do I start Garlett at M11 swing with Fogarty F6 or stick with Barry? Worried about JS for all 3 and want to keep the DPP swing if plausible.

Weirdo · 22/03/2018 at 08:08

Thoughts on b Ellis Richmond?? Thunk8ng I may need 3 premo in def and i don't trust anyone outside of hibberd and laird
Current team
Laird hibberd Ellis naughton Finlayson Murray doedee Keefe
Mitchell kelly fyfe gibbs Parker cripps Brodie Holman barry kelly banfield
Godly gawn Cameron
Billings Dahl mundy smith Langdon Fritsch Ryan garlett

Brett · 22/03/2018 at 09:02

Lambert and Bonner
Or
Stephenson and Hibberd

My estimates are
90-95 and 70-75
V
65-70 and 95-100

Would love to hear some opinions, cheers

    Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 09:05

    Stephenson won’t score that well imo. Hibberd will be top 6 in defence though.
    Lambert is a punt

Nick · 22/03/2018 at 09:14

Hi all, thoughts on my team:
Laird, hibbo Lloyd Naughton Doedee Finlayson (Murray Keeffe
Danger t Mitch Merrett Zorko Fyfe Brayshaw Brodie Kelly (Banfield Barry Holman)
Kreuzer Gawn
Buddy heeney Walters d Smith Giles Langdon Fritsch ( crowded Ryan)

Alex · 22/03/2018 at 09:27

Thoughts on Zach Merrett community ?

    Nick · 22/03/2018 at 09:52

    SC gun! In my team atm

    Phil · 22/03/2018 at 10:47

    Gun, very durable, don't see a massive drop off or gain in average.
    Priced about right, wont hurt you if you don't start him, won't hurt you if you start him…

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 17:00

    Good POD, in my team as well

    Tofor85 · 22/03/2018 at 17:47

    Can't see him getting any worse. Gun. I've got him in.

Eddie · 22/03/2018 at 09:41

LDU, Brodie or Dow I feel all similar scoring but would like your opinions

    DacZawson · 22/03/2018 at 09:56

    Brodie

Ryan · 22/03/2018 at 09:46

Laird, McGovern, Savage, Naughton, Doedee, Murray
(Mirra, Finalyson)

Mitchell, Martin, Zorko, Fyfe, Cripps, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield
(Kelly, Holman, Barry)

Martin, Gawn
(Olango)

Franklin, Heeney, Greene, Petracca, Christensen, Stephenson
(Fritsch, Garlett)

Thoughts? Any tips you guys or advice you can give me
Cheers

    Jeffrey · 22/03/2018 at 11:53

    Greene's a gun, but expect him to miss some games due to petty suspensions

HallyMate · 22/03/2018 at 10:16

Is Corey Ellis the one likely to be dropped once Houli/Prestia come back in?

Nick · 22/03/2018 at 10:22

If you had to choose between J Kelly, M crouch Zorko who wld you pick?

    Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 10:27

    Kelly

    Jeffrey · 22/03/2018 at 11:56

    Kelly

Jack · 22/03/2018 at 11:02

I like this team Lek, I like it a lot. Structurally its sound I think. The only question mark I have is 2 starting forward rookies, but who knows. For what it's worth every side has a question mark, as 10 mill can only get you so far.
On another note, big cheers for you, Patch and the team, excellent effort. Don't listen to the haters, they only make up less than 1% of the community but have loud voices.

Spanner · 22/03/2018 at 11:05

Is having Heeney, Billings, lambert, Mclean and Smith too much money in my forward line?
My premo structure is 2-5-2-2 (with 3 mid pricers)

Rhys · 22/03/2018 at 11:23

Neale or Sloane help

    Holty · 22/03/2018 at 15:17

    Id go Neale simply because the tag will go to Fyfe. Sloane will be oppositions first choice to tag against Adelaide.

Tony · 22/03/2018 at 11:25

Can't decide between Josh Kelly/Nank or Cripps/Kruezer – what's your thoughts Guys

    GreendaleFC · 22/03/2018 at 11:44

    I slightly prefer the second two. Look at how they affect your bye structure

FearTheBeard · 22/03/2018 at 11:41

Luke Ryan & Garlett or Savage & Brodie?

Marko · 22/03/2018 at 11:43

so who is the better loophole option olango or the Melbourne guy?

Danny · 22/03/2018 at 11:50

For some good competition join these leagues
Both nearly full
178194
602214

Jeffrey · 22/03/2018 at 11:51

Rayner Or Omeara

    Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 12:57

    Go Brodie or Brayshaw instead of those two if you don't have them already

      Jeffrey · 22/03/2018 at 13:19

      I've already got both of them haha

        GreendaleFC · 22/03/2018 at 14:55

        O'Meara for sure then

therealsharkmove · 22/03/2018 at 12:04

Amazing!!! The effect that me revealing the SHARKMOVE 2018 player to the community has had.
My assistant did a search and tells me that from February 14th until my article 2 days ago Rory Lobb was mentioned 3 times. In the last 2 days he has been mentioned 32 times!!! People seem to have faith in my SHARKMOVE. Maybe I should have kept it more a secret by revealing it on a less popular website (maybe Paige's) because to high ownership makes the theory redundant. Good luck all.
I was hoping number 66 could give my SHARKMOVE some nice criticism but even he seems to have jumped on board. Good luck community!

    Derek · 22/03/2018 at 12:41

    You are both a Gentleman and a scholar

    I’m seriously considering him

      Boz · 22/03/2018 at 13:06

      If named as a solo ruck this evening there will be a last min shuffle to turn christenson into lobb at F5

    pod · 22/03/2018 at 13:44

    Absolutely no chance at his price

    Whatyasmokin · 22/03/2018 at 15:52

    Trengove is a better pick. Ave 93.

    SC_Sixty6 · 22/03/2018 at 16:44

    I was all over Lobb early pre season. His injury put me off but then I got in contact with close friends of his and he is indeed solo ruck duties. He won't be named if not 100% so if named he is in my side……who am I kidding he's already in my side. Lock him away.

Sam · 22/03/2018 at 12:11

jarrod garlett or Christensen

Boz · 22/03/2018 at 12:26

Are laird and hibberd a lock at D1&2?
Or could you find value elsewhere…
bonner is my D3.
*stacked my midfield*

    Midiane · 22/03/2018 at 13:52

    McGovern will have a lot of ball down his end this year.

Josh · 22/03/2018 at 12:30

Menagola and Sicily Vs. Walters and Savage

Leaning towards option 1

    Finnius · 22/03/2018 at 12:35

    I had to make a similar decision and went option 1 as well

      Sc_Wow · 22/03/2018 at 14:16

      1 savage is a trap, Walters could be too

        Josh · 22/03/2018 at 14:35

        The more I think about it, the more Im leaning towards option 1. Walters will score well at times but he'll also have a few turds. And savage has been in the system for 8 years and is yet to average over 88.

    Whatyasmokin · 22/03/2018 at 15:50

    Both options have their risks. Dont like either personally.

      Josh · 22/03/2018 at 17:55

      Sadly we're not spoilt for options this year in our forward and backline

crippa · 22/03/2018 at 12:31

Oliver and Brodie

Or

Zmerrett and Brayshaw?

    Boz · 22/03/2018 at 12:39

    6:1 Half a dozen the other, option 2 I guess. Brayshaw to out score Brodie just

Noah · 22/03/2018 at 12:59

Hey fellas Here is my team and advice appreciated as times running out
DEF: Laird, Hibbered, Naughton, Murray,Doedee, Finlayson/ Bench keefe , murphy
Mid: Danger, Dusty,Tich,kellyoliver,Cripps,brayshaw,holman,/ bench/ t kelly, banfield, d barry
RUC; gawn, s martin, /bench/Olango
FWD; Greene Heeney, Billings, D smith, garlett, fristch./bench/langdon(gws) l ryan
Any feedback welcome,
Good Luck Everyone

RH19 · 22/03/2018 at 13:02

Anyone got the link to the JR supercoach group?

Scoops McYoung · 22/03/2018 at 13:05

Lekdog.. I'm with you on so many of these m8.

Thoughts on this community?

Def: Laird, Savage, Naughton, Coffield, Murray, Finlayson (Doedee, Murphy)

Mid: Dangerfield, Martin, Oliver, Merrett, Fyfe, Parker, Brodie, Kelly, (Banfield, Garlett, Holman)

Ruckdogs: Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

Fwd: Heeney, McLean, Smith, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch (Langdon, Ryan)

Holmesy · 22/03/2018 at 13:14

Hibberd & christenson

Or

Savage & bell

    Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 13:42

    Option 1

Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 13:16

I am seriously considering Macpherson for my f5 spot, scored 112 from 51% game time and a 70 in jlt 2 from 60% game time, Plus he's only 256k!

    Whatyasmokin · 22/03/2018 at 15:45

    Yep me too but awkward price. Then again no Ablett and Hall means midfield time I assume.

      Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 15:49

      Couldn't do any worse than Bell or Christensen i suppose

        Greggo · 22/03/2018 at 15:55

        Is macpherson a mid? I was intrigued for a brief period but knew not a thing about him so moved on

          Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 16:22

          He’s just fwd

Stevie · 22/03/2018 at 13:22

League code 420985 if anyone is still looking

Laird, Rance, touhy, naughton, doedee, Murray (finlayson, keeffe)

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

Gawn nank (Cameron)

Heeney, McLean, Smith, Sicily, Garlett, fritsch (Giles-Lang, Ryan)

$154k left to help get danger in. Any thoughts let us know

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 16:59

    Solid team, not sure about 3 mid priced forwards though. They could go big or could all go crap and you have 3 players not generating cash or not on a premo level

dontblushbaby · 22/03/2018 at 13:43

P.Dow @ 194k looks like having very good JS, but like most I have Brayshaw & Brodie at a similar price ,can't have all 3

Note ; 5 club captains voted him to win the Rising Star

    Moosehead · 22/03/2018 at 13:50

    Yes, but surely Brayshaw and Brodie, both in lowly clubs will have decent JS.
    I can only afford two of them as I want $100K kitty for adjustments after two games have been played.

      Derek · 22/03/2018 at 17:51

      and Dow isn't in a "lowly" club ?

Jonesy · 22/03/2018 at 13:51

Christenson f5 fritsch F6

Or

run ZG-L f5 and fritsch F6 an enjoy the cash $$ left over and generated..

Help a Brother out

Tony · 22/03/2018 at 13:58

Thoughts on Angus Brayshaw (melb) at D3

    GreendaleFC · 22/03/2018 at 14:53

    I think there will be an increase in his scoring, especially with Viney out of the team for the next 6-8 weeks. He's had a full preseason and hasn't had any head knocks for a while. The only issue is that I don't quite see him becoming a keeper. I'm expecting about an 85 average. He's currently my D4 but he is probably the most expendable player in my team.

Daniel · 22/03/2018 at 13:58

Lambert or McLean?

Goaled Finger · 22/03/2018 at 14:02

I am happy with my team (for now!) with the exception of 1 spot. I keep swapping Coniglio and Parker. On one hand I think Cogs can potentially get me a similar output to what Parker will, and save me the best part of $100k in the process. On the other hand, I think there's more certainty with Parker being a top 15 mid by seasons end. HELP!

    GreendaleFC · 22/03/2018 at 15:02

    I completely agree with your reasoning. For me it depends what you do with the 100k. I'm swapping between Coniglio and Parker depending on whether Danger plays or not.

JamesD · 22/03/2018 at 14:10

Just read that Nit Nat is a good chance of playing ‘the majority’ of the game. A bit of a turnoff. Think I go Nank and if Nit Nat explodes over the first two games I’ll think about trading for him but probably won’t!
Venables or Ryan. Don’t want both.

    Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 14:15

    Venables looks physically ready for afl and is tipped tto play through the midfield a bit but does struggle to find the pill but that’ll come I hope. I like him over a small flashy fwd pocket. Venables for me

FearTheBeard · 22/03/2018 at 15:01

Menegola or Buddy or Greene? Luke Ryan or Savage?

    Jonesy · 22/03/2018 at 16:08

    In exact same situation with the forwards! I believe all will average similar but have there floors. Menegola going to get that midfield time now with Ablett danger Duncan n Selwood? Buddy will beat up on teams in there big wins but will drop to 450k always does so could wait & finally Greene….. 1 or 2 trips to the mrp? No doubting his a gun on the park but he’s gotta control his temper. If he can his the one imo. Sorry about the essay haha

      FearTheBeard · 22/03/2018 at 19:51

      Cheers mate.

      Ryan or Savage?

Greggo · 22/03/2018 at 15:29

Ryder, Nank, goldy stef?

    JakeMelk · 22/03/2018 at 16:00

    personally I prefer Ryder or nank..
    But can’t go wrong with any of them 4 I guess

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 16:57

    Stef, Ryder, Goldy, Nank in that order

Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 15:46

Kelly and Ryan

BlueBaggerJosh · 22/03/2018 at 15:50

Dusty and Weitering is what I'm running, Ryan is tempting but bye turns me off

Jonesy · 22/03/2018 at 15:57

Menegola worth his price? A lot of ppl saying Ablett will hurt his midfield time but I’m being gravitated to him.. or better value in buddy Greene billings or heeney for F1?

Sam · 22/03/2018 at 16:05

Luke Ryan good pick or not

    Willymack1234 · 22/03/2018 at 16:26

    Great pick, he’s in my team, I predict a solid 90+ average from him

      GAZ · 22/03/2018 at 16:33

      I don't rate him nearly as good as Zac Dawson for sc
      Willmack1234 grow up

    Danners · 22/03/2018 at 16:58

    Depends how many other risks you are taking, if not many, go for it

GAZ · 22/03/2018 at 16:09

Hurley or Hibberd i like both but not sure whos better
AND
Nank or should pay the extra cash for Krezer is he worth it

aflstrategy · 22/03/2018 at 16:13

join this league 382194

Sammy_14 · 22/03/2018 at 16:37

If i get rid of danger, this happens:

Danger -> Mitchell
Witherden -> Hurley
Ryder -> Kruezer

What do you think?

    SC_Sixty6 · 22/03/2018 at 16:40

    I think your crazy because you then need to use 2 trades to get him in asap

BlueBaggerJosh · 22/03/2018 at 16:53

Cop a rookie score for Danger this week or start God himself Gazza keep cash in bank and go from there?

TheGreatBozza · 22/03/2018 at 17:01

Need some last minute advice!

Kelly & Nank
or
Pendles & Kreuz

I'm a mad pies fan so picking Pendles feels right, plus I've already got Coniglio and Greene. Worth the pick? If Kreuz does get injured i can easily swap to the best performing ruck

    Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 17:10

    Pendles isn’t for me . Bont & kreuz maybe? Selwood and kreuz?

Maverick · 22/03/2018 at 17:04

Anyone else firming on young constable at the cats? Had a great JLT. He a chance of grabbing a spot in the cats 22?
Looking for a way to downgrade Brodie my M8 not sold on Barry JS

Danners · 22/03/2018 at 17:05

Solid team there Lek. I find it funny how at the end of the last season we all said midpricers, never again. Now I'm seeing a lot with around 3-5.

Defying_Madness · 22/03/2018 at 17:12

Sorry about the spam my internet was playing up. Hopefully it is fixed by lockout…

Derek · 22/03/2018 at 17:25

Is anyone considering ZacSmith

only in 0.9% of teams.

had a breakout year in 2017 and averaged 91.3

Smith averaged 75.7 when Stanley played and 102 when Stanley didn't play.

Finished the season strong with 133, 119, 80(Stanley affected), 103, 103, 87, 118 , 71 from last 8 games, only 1 game Stanley played.

I believe that Stanley was injured same game as Dangerfield. how bad was it?

KSinny · 22/03/2018 at 17:27

Convince me to spend the extra $100k on Danger instead of Dusty.

    Defying_Madness · 22/03/2018 at 17:35

    I can't because I just went danger to dusty.

Claire · 22/03/2018 at 17:28

I’m new to SC. What does the green square with a corner turned down signify.
Some players have nothing?
I have worked out that a green dot means the player is player tonight.

    Whitey · 22/03/2018 at 17:30

    If you click on it or hover your mouse over it, it gives some info on the player.

      Claire · 22/03/2018 at 18:00

      No, that is not the object I’m writing about!

Tofor85 · 22/03/2018 at 17:51

Really struggling to pick between Billings and Heeney! I've got Walters, Smith and Sicily atm.

dontblushbaby · 22/03/2018 at 18:35

DANGER OUT

FML · 22/03/2018 at 18:38

Teams were meant to drop 13 min ago … why haven’t they!?

dontblushbaby · 22/03/2018 at 18:42

No Brodie for GC, Dow ?

Alexb · 22/03/2018 at 19:08

Kreuzer or mix Nat has

AB13 · 22/03/2018 at 19:16

Cripps or ROckliff?

dontblushbaby · 22/03/2018 at 19:16

Derek – no Barlow ?

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