The fun has arrived, community!

No more aimlessly staring at our teams, hoping that the magic formula will just miraculously appear in our heads, like a genie suddenly appearing from a lamp, or Higgo strangely appearing in one of Lekdog’s beer bottles on Monday night. No, now is the time when all of our pre-season research will be put to the test in our grand quest to claim the ultimate prize a Supercoacher could hope to achieve – bragging rights over our mates. (Though you wouldn’t say no to $50,000 either!)

Before the season begins, there is absolutely no way to know what structure you will need to have a successful 2018. Not one of us have a clue. We saw Damo go deep in the midfield with five $600k premos, myself selecting four premo defenders despite it being the best line for rookies, Kev’s mid-price madness, Barron’s absolute breaching of the no-flog policy with Sicily and Greene in the same line, Patch’s downright insane one-premo defence, and Lekdog’s more conservative team being the glue that holds us all together. But that’s what makes our game so great, community – with its unpredictability, the rush, the thrill – even the trades you wish you could erase. Like the time I traded Nat Fyfe for Cam Guthrie in 2015. I still have those demons whispering in my ear, by the way.

One thing that will absolutely define your season, though, is how well you select your captains each week. You could rely on gut feel, and if you read my team reveal you’ll know I’m a big believer of faith over facts. But that belief relates to trivial things, like the 30 players that make up your starting squad. When it comes to the big issues, (such as captain choices) it is wise to have a plan of action.

Welcome to MaSloane’s captains report.

There was never a Supercoach winner in history who didn’t make wise, thought out captain choices. A good captain choice can set you up for mammoth victories, and an unwise captain choice can leave you reaching for that third bottle of rum you swore you were going to give up. For example, picking a JPK and banking a captains score of 260 will put you a lot further ahead of your mate, who slapped the duties on Goldstein and watched him unenthusiastically churn out a captains score of 180.

In 2017, however, there wasn’t really any thought you had to apply in picking your captain. You just knew it was going to be Dangerfield. Danger would come out and score 300 as your captain every week and the only thing you had to decide was who would carry the title of Vice-Captain. But are we seeing the end of the perma-captain? Our two perma-captains of the last decade, Dangerfield and Ablett, are now in the same team, and we have yet to see how they will impact each other’s scoring. I’ve also seen a lot of coaches on the twittersphere going without Dangerfield, and all this means one thing – captain choices are going to make or break you this year.

 

Key Captain Choices:

Rory Sloane

Price – $605,800 – 2017 Average 110.2

Last 3 vs Essendon: 92,124,141

Avg vs Essendon: 105.8

Sloane came out of the blocks firing last season, and was the highest scoring player in the AFL after the first 10 rounds. Essendon also don’t have any noted taggers, making Sloane very dangerous. Beware though, Etihad stadium isn’t his strongest ground.

 

Matt Crouch

Price – $608,300 – 2017 Average 110.6

Last 3 vs Essendon: 139,78,89

Avg vs Essendon: 90.3

Backed up his impressive run home with a 107 and 98 in the JLT, as Adelaide’s highest PPM scorer. I wouldn’t pick him though, due to the likelihood of Sloane gathering most of Adelaide’s clearances in a tagger-less bombers outfit.

 

Dayne Zorko

Price – $608,900 – 2017 Average 110.8

Last 3 vs St Kilda: 109,108,93

Avg vs St Kilda: 97.5

Zorko the Magnificent can be quite unpredictable, but has generally been fairly consistent against St Kilda. Brisbane will be looking to improve on last season, and Zorko could improve his output by 5 points, but I don’t think he’s the best selection for captaincy this game.

 

Dayne Beams

Price – $557,600 – 2017 Average 101.4

Last 3 vs St Kilda: 109,144,126

Avg vs St Kilda: 107.4

Here is a player I like for VC on Saturday. Historically plays well against St Kilda, and will be hungry to lead the charge for the lions. Last time he played St Kilda he racked up 30 disposals, 5 marks and 8 tackles. If you have him as a POD, you will be well served to slap the VC on him.

 

Stefan Martin

Price – $540,000 – 2017 Average 98.2

Last 3 vs St Kilda: 125,98,132

Avg vs St Kilda: 103.2

Another one I like for VC. St Kilda is the team big Stef plays best against, which is understandable given Tom Hickey and Billy Longer are both trying their best to have a full career in the ressies. With the absence of Archie Smith, Stef will eat whoever is selected as St Kilda’s ruckman. Won’t let you down.

 

Matthew Kreuzer

Price – $603.7k – 2017 Average 109.8

Last 3 vs Richmond: 135,121,62

Avg vs Richmond: 98.3

The big Kreuz will be a safe VC/C option every week, but we don’t know how much improving Nankervis has done. If you wanted to get your VC out of the way on Thursday he’s a decent pick, but I’d rather pass.

 

Patrick Cripps

Price – $537,300 – 2017 Average 97.7

Last 3 vs Richmond: 134,50,106

Avg vs Richmond: 86.2

Should hopefully average 110 this year, but I think we should wait and see before we try our luck throwing the VC duty on him.

 

Scott Pendlebury

Price – $586,500 – 2017 Average 106.7

Last 3 vs Hawthorn: 78,142,118

Avg vs Hawthorn: 113.9

Would love to say Pendles is a reliable captain option every week, but last year was really down on his standards. I’d rather wait to see what Bucks does with him (I hear he could play off a flank – typical Bucks) before giving him captain duties.

 

Brodie Grundy

Price – $534,700 – 2017 Average 97.2

Last 3 vs Hawthorn: 105,92,116

Avg vs Hawthorn: 93.2

Can see Grundy and Big Boy being evenly matched, and he will be sharing the ruck load with Cox, so I’d pass this week.

 

Zach Merrett

Price – $600,600 – 2017 Average 109.2

Last 3 vs Adelaide: 120,92,30

Avg vs Adelaide: 80.7

You have to go back to his rookie year to find that 30 score, and Merrett looked great in the JLT. You could do worse than putting the VC on Merrett for Friday night.

 

Michael Hurley

Price – $563,500 – 2017 Average 102.5

Last 3 vs Adelaide: 120,81,87

Avg vs Adelaide: 79.0

There’s no Tex this week, so Hurley may be able to float around the backline rather than locking down on a key forward. This could see his score hit around 120-130 if we’re lucky, but I’d rather go Merrett or even Sloane for this game.

 

Nathaniel Fyfe

Price – $597,900 – 2017 Average 108.8

Last 3 vs Port Adelaide: 117,115,141

Avg vs Port Adelaide: 107.0

Fyfe is life, baby! Typically scores well against Port Adelaide, and averages 123.5 at the Adelaide oval. Should be in most teams, so whack the VC on him for Saturday arvo if you want a safe 120+.

 

Lachie Neale

Price – $599,300 – 2017 Average 109.0

Last 3 vs Port Adelaide: 129,149,87

Avg vs Port Adelaide: 107.6

Racked up 16 contested possessions from his 34 disposals last time he played Port Adelaide, despite Fremantle losing by 89 points. If I had Neale I’d be whacking the VC on him. But I don’t. So I won’t.

 

Patrick Dangerfield

Price – $749,800 – 2017 Average 136.4

Last 3 vs Melbourne: 138,155,74

Avg vs Melbourne: 90.6

Needs no introduction. Melbourne isn’t historically his favourite team to play against, but Dangerfield averaged 136.4 in 2017. He’s as safe a pick as there any, despite a hamstring niggle.

 

Gary Ablett

Price – $631,100 – 2017 Average 114.8

Last 3 vs Melbourne: 82,119,161

Avg vs Melbourne: 115.1

It will be interesting to see how Bald Headed Jesus fairs in his old team. Honestly, he could reach the heights of a 120 average, with a reborn love for the game, and make footy fans all over the country very, very excited. Plus he makes my trousers fit tighter around my crutchular area. Good captain pick, especially if you’re running without Dangerfield.

 

Tom J Lynch

Price – $467,600 – 2017 Average 85.1

Last 3 vs North Melbourne: 126,87,81

Avg vs North Melbourne: 75.9

Played well last time he played North Melbourne, and the kangaroos are looking pretty bloody hopeless this year. Tommy could kick a bag, and if he does, you’d want to hope you had the foresight to whack the VC on him.

 

Joshua Kelly

Price – $628,600 – 2017 Average 114.3

Last 3 vs Western Bulldogs: 132,90,70

Avg vs Western Bulldogs: 76.3

I personally would wait to see how he fairs without the big Mummy slapping the ball straight down his throat. Having said that, he should score well regardless and is currently my M2.

 

Jeremy Cameron

Price – $489,900 – 2017 Average 89.1

Last 3 vs Western Bulldogs: 56,102,58

Avg vs Western Bulldogs: 76.0

Cameron could break out this year and push his average up to 95, but he’d need to be kicking bags regularly. Very risky pick, but could pay off. Hasn’t had any notable scores against the bulldogs.

 

Tom Mitchell

Price – $653,500 – 2017 Average 118.9

Last 3 vs Collingwood: 128,158,127

Avg vs Collingwood: 119.5

Collected 85 disposals and 6 brownlow votes against the pies in 2017. Say no more. If you have him, he’s definitely the captain choice from the Hawthorn vs Collingwood game.

 

Jarryd Roughead

Price – $475,800 – 2017 Average 86.5

Last 3 vs Collingwood: 88,79,137

Avg vs Collingwood: 78.9

With Goldsack out, Roughead may be able to bully his opponent a bit more, who is likely to be a young player, and kick a bag. I wouldn’t bet on it though.

 

Clayton Oliver

Price – $612,800 – 2017 Average 111.5

Last 3 vs Geelong: 102,N/A,N/A

Avg vs Geelong: 102

Very small sample to go by, and Oliver has been battling an injury niggle since the JLT. Is also playing against Dangerfield, Ablett, Duncan and Selwood. Good pick, but not for captaincy this week.

 

Max Gawn

Price – $503,700 – 2017 Average 91.6

Last 3 vs Geelong: 27,63,146

Avg vs Geelong: 82.0

Last time Melbourne played Geelong, The People’s Beard caused Supercoach carnage by going down early in the game with a knee injury and missing the majority of the remainder of the season. He looks to be back to his best now though, and if you’re running without Dangerfield could be a handy captain option.

 

Michael Hibberd

Price – $545,200 – 2017 Average 99.2

Last 3 vs Geelong: 88,73,86

Avg vs Geelong: 81.8

Not captaincy relevant for this game in my opinion, with a career average of 81.8 against Geelong.

 

Todd Goldstein

Price – $521,400 – 2017 Average 94.8

Last 3 vs Gold Coast: 100,77,125

Avg vs Gold Coast: 109.5

Provided he plays as the solo ruck, Goldstein is a great pick for VC. Witts kept up with him last time they met, but if Goldy is back to his best Witts won’t stand a chance. Average of 109.5 against the suns makes him a big yes in my books.

 

Patrick Ryder

Price – $566,500 – 2017 Average 103.0

Last 3 vs Fremantle: 75,88,77

Avg vs Fremantle: 81.7

Sandilands is getting old in the tooth, and Ryder will jump all over the top of him and collect 50 hitouts. Good VC pick for Saturday evening, but I’d prefer Fyfe or Neale for that game.

 

Tom Rockliff

Price – $529,400 – 2017 Average 96.3

Last 3 vs Fremantle: 92,104,170

Avg vs Fremantle: 108.1

Once a prolific points pig, Rockliff crashed down to earth in 2017 with his worst season average since 2012. Injuries have plagued Rocky, but hopefully he can finish off a wonderful career in style at Port Adelaide. Has a great record against Fremantle, could score 120+.

 

Dustin Martin

Price – $656,000 – 2017 Average 119.3

Last 3 vs Carlton: 121, 159, 86

Avg vs Carlton: 83.3

This guys always going to be captaincy relevant, especially as he plays the first game of the season tonight against a fairly weak Carlton midfield. Absolutely killed it in the season opener last year, if he can replicate that and you have the VC on him you’ll be very happy.

 

Jack Steven

Price – $498,600 – 2017 Average 90.7

Last 3 vs Brisbane: 116,99,96

Avg vs Brisbane: 86.8

Wouldn’t captain him this week, but I think Steven will return to form this year and average 105+. When he goes big, he goes huge, so be sure to try and snag a 300 point captain game at some point during the year.

 

Luke Parker

Price – $546,000 – 2017 Average 99.3

Last 3 vs West Coast: 92,129,105

Avg vs West Coast: 111.4

Many are backing Parker to be a top midfielder again this year, after a disappointing 2017, and if you wanted to put the C on him, this is the game. Averages 111.4 against the eagles, and while Sydney are lacking decent ruck stocks, West Coast are lacking Priddus, Mitchell and a fully fit Nic Nat. Good captain choice if you ask me.

 

Isaac Heeney

Price – $536,300 – 2017 Average 97.6

Last 3 vs West Coast: 52,65,N/A

Avg vs West Coast: 58.5

Nope, don’t rate his chances of a 120+ score seeing as his highest score against the eagles is 65.

 

Josh P Kennedy

Price – $564,200 – 2017 Average 102.6

Last 3 vs West Coast: 113,101,107

Avg vs West Coast: 101.0

JPK will want to redeem himself in 2018, and who better to kick it off against than a dilapidated West Coast midfield? Averages 105.4 at Domain, so hopefully he can continue along that trajectory at the new Optus Stadium. I’d pick Parker over him though for this game.

 

Lance Franklin

Price – $540,500 – 2017 Average 98.3

Last 3 vs West Coast: 77,83,84

Avg vs West Coast: 83.9

Showed good form in the JLT, with scores of 134 and 90. If he can keep up that form heading into Sunday’s game, he could set you ahead of the pack early with a 300+ captains score. God, that would be arousing.

 

Josh J Kennedy

Price – $514,200 – 2017 Average 93.5

Last 3 vs Sydney: 110,63,55

Avg vs Sydney: 76.8

Won’t be back for a few weeks but is captaincy relevant when he does play, so I’m keeping him here for now.

 

Marcus Bontempelli

Price – $577,800 – 2017 Average 105.1

Last 3 vs GWS: 108,141,112

Avg vs GWS: 109.8

Good captains pick, community! I’m personally not running with Bont to start 2018, but he is a great pick to shoulder the captaincy load against the giants, with an average of 109.8 against them. Bont gets points just for tying up his shoelaces, so with a 25 disposal game he could easily knock out 270+ as a captain’s score.

 

Jack Macrae

Price – $587,800 – 2017 Average 106.9

Last 3 vs GWS: 61,102,78

Avg vs GWS: 84.0

Kicked the winning goal against the giants in the 2016 prelim, and missed the same shot to win the game last year. This means he’s becoming less relevant against the giants, right? Pass for mine.

 

Post MaSloane’s Top 8 (Non-Dangerfield) Captain Picks

 

8. Luke Parker

7. Stefan Martin

6. Todd Goldstein

5. Dayne Beams

4. Nathaniel Fyfe

3. Marcus Bontempelli

2. Tom Mitchell

1. Lachie Neale

Thanks community, let’s kick off season 2018 in style. Be warned, if my advice causes you to take a captain’s score of 100, I take no personal responsibility. But if my advice causes you to snag a captain’s score of 300, please jump around in next week’s comments and tell me how I saved your round 1 score – for that I’ll take complete responsibility. Who’s shouldering the load for your team this week? This is it community, where the rubber meets the road. Good luck, let’s chat in the comments.

Merry Lockout to all – and to all a good night!

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Ben
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Ben

boys i have cripps at m6 should i drop a midfeilder so i can get hibbered down back as my current d3 is bonner

hedski
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hedski

Cheers MaSloane, good luck.
Fyfe into Danger/Gawn for me.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Fyfe into Kelly at the moment for me. still think Danger wont play. Rain predicted Sunday so Gawn maybe.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Just to all the community GOOD LUCK for the year. Lets aim high, cant wait for all the challengers l come across in my leagues!!

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

yeah good trading Shake

Dylan
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Dylan

Hi community, looking for a few spots filled. Super competitive league.

717340

Show Me The Bunny
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Show Me The Bunny

Hey Guys!

Anyone Keen to join a league of extraordinary gentleman please do!

League Code: 867551
League Name: Collegians of John
League Level : Medium to Advanced

Thanks a Bunch!

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Hey Guys. Question

Should I risk 2 rookies on field FWD by choosing Stephenson or Fogarty.

Or stick with Bell?

Thanks

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

I have 2 starting rooks as it stands Glory.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I'll be starting two Gory. Can't bring myself to pick Bell.

Juzzy
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Juzzy

G'Day Community. 1st time posting this year. Bloody brilliant job by Lek, Patch and all the regulars to keep this site up and going this year. Things looked pretty dire during the off season so kudos to all. My league name is Superboot Bernie (yes, I am still lamenting the demise of Fitzroy) code 180223 and I invite any JR community members to join. In regards to the excellent article above I think I am going to go Dusty into Mitchell and then chuck my TV out the window when Danger plays the entire game in the forward pocket and… Read more »

paul
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paul

This could happen as he was so dangerous when moved up forward last year.

paul
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paul

The Goodguys have specials on TVs lol

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Good to see ya back onboard Juzzy, good luck mate.

Juzzy
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Juzzy

Ta Ranger.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

JAYDEN THE WINNING CHOICE 335120 HOP IN neil Demons Delight You were stiff in the Cashy mate 20 pts and I had no trades only DPP,s let me know when ur in CHEERS GOOD LUCK

Swans2012
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Swans2012

Gday Neil, just tried but says it's full, Let me know if I should try again later

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

try now jayden

Swans2012
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Swans2012

Thewinningchoice is in Neil, thanks bud

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

great stuff mate see you in the finals cheers

Swans2012
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Swans2012

I'm pumped, I'm thinking a zerret into t Mitchell for mine

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Nice one MaSloane.
Titch into Danger/Gawn for me.

Swans2012
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Swans2012

And on another note, I will be very tempted if lobb is named tonight, if only he wasn't niggled I'd be locking him in, dunno if anyone did a write up on him but those last three games he played without Mumford as no1 ruck (I think it was the sf,pf and round 19) all resulted in tons.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah i did one.
Was cemented in team till the groin issues.
They can linger can be nasty

Swans2012
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Swans2012

Nice I'll look it up trig! A little part of me will still be tempted if he's named

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I put him in at F5 last night by dropping Kreuzer down to Grundy but I've reversed it today.
He doesn't have a great injury history and hasn't had a good preseason.
If he had the DPP I might do it.

AuroraBorealis?!
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AuroraBorealis?!

If he's named without simpson im dropping billings to lobb and upgrading nank to kruezer, if not ill just keep my inital picks. His injury history is concerning but if he does well hes a pretty huge POD

deancoxlover
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deancoxlover

hey boys, thoughts on chucking the skip on danger this week?

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

This is the one time you'll probably ever hear me say hold off, Gaz could be the star of the show and Dangers not 100%, also has an inconsistent career against Melbourne

Spanner
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Spanner

Parker, Cripps or Whitfield?

CJudd3Votes
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CJudd3Votes

Parker for mind. Always a threat to go off kicking 4 snags on top of the touches that the other two get

Better Luck Nxt Yr
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Better Luck Nxt Yr

TMitch into Danger for mine.

Feel free to jump in to Lekdog&Patchy Show 923400.

Just 4 spots left to duke it out with some community members.

Love this community, love this game, love the footy. So glad this site is still going (even though I miss Jock, Higgo, Crouching and Wayno a lot). Thank you to all those involved.

dom
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dom

Advanced league code fellas. top 1% 2% finishes only, I want to win league overall – 888862

CJudd3Votes
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CJudd3Votes

Looking at Titch into Buddy risk it for the biscuit lads

ado
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ado

community can i have some final thoughts please xx
$236,700 in the bank
Laird, Hibberd, Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Mihocek & Mirra)
Danger, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Libba, Brayshaw, Kelly (Banfield, Barry, Holman)
Goldstein, Gawn (Cameron)
Billings, Lambert, McLean, Petracca, Lloyd, Stephenson (Fritsch & Ryan)

ado
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ado

reckon lloyd has the best job security but if he stuffs up, him & Stephenson can easily be turned into – Bell, Raynor, Fogarty, Garlett etc

T-Mitch
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T-Mitch

Stef martin into Mitchell
Unless Brisbane name a second ruck then Martin will be removed from my team entirely and I’ll re think vc

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Very good call T Mitch, Stef will dominate on Saturday

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

Good luck all! We are in the hands of the SuperCoach gods now.

Finnius
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Finnius

Going Dusty into Titch (I still have Danger but I think Dusty has the potential ceiling whilst Titch has super consistency against Collingwood)

mark
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mark

going cripps into danger. reckon cripps will go big tonight

Maverick
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Maverick

Gentleman,
F5 dilemma: should I run christenson or go Fogarty/Langdon & save the cash (F6 is fritsch)

My Skipper is zerrett into titch!

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

I've gone with Langdon F5, Fritsch/Venables F6

Stevie
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Stevie

420985 if anyone still looking for a league

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Dusty and Mills/Weitering or Kelly and Ryan?

Cheers community

Steeeve
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Steeeve

I honestly think Kelly will average more than Dusty this year. And prefer Ryan to Mills or Weitering.

Clueless
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Clueless

Okay so my forward line looks like this:

Heeney, Green, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Dunkley (Fritsch, Ryan)

My question is should I stay with Dunkley or will someone like Christensen/McCartin/any other player except Bell be a better pick? Also should I go Ryan to Giles-Langdon? Cheers

Gertrude
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Gertrude

Anyone thinking about a cheeky Fyfe into Titch?

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Fyfe will definitely receive a vc/c for me, alongside side him will either be Hurley, who should mop up without Tex in the side, or Gawn, who will dominate Smith and Blicavs in the ruck, especially with the absence of Stanley

TommyC99
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TommyC99

That’s what I’m going with

Steeeve
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Steeeve

My exact plan. Not sure I'll have a non-playing loophole player though!

Darcy
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Darcy

Hey guys, need some last minute thoughts on my team. It has been chopped and changed frequently and I'm starting to doubt my selections.

DEF:
Hurley, laird, savage, naughton, Murray, finlayson (dodder, Keeffe)

MIDS:
Dangerfield, Oliver, Fyfe, Parker, Cripps, brayshaw, Brodie, holman (banfield, Barry, kelly)

RUCKS:
Kruezer, Gawn (king)

FWD:
Menegola, Mclean, Smith, Sicily, giles-langdon, Frisch (Garlett, Ryan)

Cheers guys

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Bro, how many times have you changed your team Pre lockout and regretted it once the season gets underway? Trust your gut, you've done the research. Your team looks great mate, good luck!

deancoxlover
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deancoxlover

Hey Community!
thoughts on dusty as a selection currently? one year wonder?

Northerner
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Northerner

You will want him in your side eventually

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

I'm toying with the idea of Cameron at R2 until we see how NicNat looks on sunday and running an xtra FWD prem this week. It would give me Buddy,Heeney,Greene, Billings, Mclean, Petracca with Fritz and Garlett (for dpp) this week and if NicNat is good, next week I drop buddy for him and pocket 80k for other upgrades. Flynn would be R3
Crazy, brilliant or a waste of trades?

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

I've actually contemplated the same thing, it could be genius but I think it's just too risky. I'm going Lycett, Nicnat will only play 60% game time do should hopefully make a quick bit of cash

WoW_Trevor
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WoW_Trevor

Lycett! I think my crazy idea is more sane than that

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Quite possibly, I would honestly have Cameron at r2 if I thought he was guaranteed a game until round 5, but I think Lycett has more job security. Good luck if you start him!

Derek
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Derek

I’m not a set and forget in the rucks. Impossible to think you can get them 100% before the season starts. Just no room for wriggle. Pick the two best ruck is the same as trying to pick the 6 best defenders. As a result I have had some tragic R2’s. TBC, Lobbe and Sandi have been my last 3 starting R2. I thought that NicNat would have been under $400k this year. He seems expensive for a bloke who missed a year. Everyone having Gawn takes away the guess work there and unless he is injured there is nothing… Read more »

Northernsoul74
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Northernsoul74

Rumours Tim English might get a few more games than initially thought.

Derek
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Derek

Dogs have 5 ruckmen!!!

Keenbutclueless
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Keenbutclueless

I am with you Derek. My only concern is R3. If I go with a ruck forward swing now, I don’t have an early loophole. De Koning is great for the last 5 or 6 rounds, but hopeless early. It means I might have to waste a cash generator to have a loophole. Going to go Olongo as R3, but if Cox is a keeper come the time to get Ryder in, I might have to waste a trade on Olongo.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

Been thru all that same thinking Derek and then I decided it was getting me nowhere and have gone set and forget with Kreuzer and Gawn. If they play 22 games they will be in the top three ruckmen and I'll take that.
I urge you to forget the Texan mate, don't let him be this years Lobbe for you.

Derek
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Derek

what is supercoach without a dodgy R2???

GreendaleFC
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GreendaleFC

It truly is a crazy year for rucks. I've spent hours and hours just thinking about the R2 and R3 positions. I agree with just about everything you have said but, I have ended up at the conclusion of picking Lycett and Olango. There was an article a few days ago saying that Vardy's injury hadn't been going well and that it had become a 6-8 week injury. Considering that this occured three weeks ago, I'm hoping to get 5 weeks out of Lycett. It also looks possible that Naitanui will be rested for a game here or there. If… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

Cox did have a rookie play on him in JLT. I have always liked him though, trys his guts out.

Derek
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Derek

that is good news about Vardy. I'm worried if i start Lycett he gets squeezed out when vardy, NicNat and Kennedy are all back. leaves me without a ruck until Ryder comes in round 11

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I think NicNat will take weeks to get going. He'll have limited TOG too.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Bont and Bell

Or

Cogs and Sicily

johnno2908
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johnno2908

I think bell is a BIG trap, but happy to be proven wrong. I’ve had him in one or ten versions of my team, then found this:

Bell has only averaged over 70 in a season once in 6 years… I hate that stat. Christensen has only gone under 70 twice, and 85+ in 3 out of 6 seasons. Thus I now have Christensen.

In answer to your actual question, Coniglio and Sicily.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

If I made it Christensen and Bont, would your decision change?

johnno2908
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johnno2908

I’m struggling to keep my team the same for longer than an hour, so take my advice with a grain of salt. But I really rate Coniglio and think he will produce similar numbers to Bontempelli, maybe a bit less but he is also $125k cheaper. I like that if you have the Keefe and Sicily swing set, you can keep Sicily in the forward line to limit the rookies on field there, then swing him back.

Connor
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Connor

Dusty VS Mitchell

Finnius
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Finnius

both….

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Mitchell to start the year

Northerner
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Northerner

Mitchell

Ewoks8stormtroopers
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Ewoks8stormtroopers

League 210054 for anyone keen. Trying for top 5 – 10% this year, but we all know it can go to hell in a hurry! Get on board to the Vampire Bunnies league guys.

Chuck
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Chuck

977485 all player levels welcome. As long as you play out the full season.

Pranav Santhosh
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Pranav Santhosh

joined

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Where will Doc's points end up? Simpson, Marchbank or Weitering? The latter looked good in JLT.

Kyle
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Kyle

Simo looks to be playing the same role as last year where his scoring was affected. Not to mention he turns 34 this year. I reckon hes gonna start to drop off again this year.

Maverick
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Maverick

I like marchbank

fionaamudala
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fionaamudala

I am also looking into this. I don't have a single midpriced option this year as I have gone for a hardline of premo and rookies but Weitering is mighty tempting as I have 478,000 left. Any other suggestions folks? Is Weitering likely to get stuck on key position forwards?

Derek
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Derek

i think Simpson will be the man. everyone jumped off him over the JLT. he will be good

Cheekyboy
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Cheekyboy

Jones will probably share the big forwards with wietering. He played most of last year not fully fit and JLT2 was just a glimpse. It's a risky play but the sort that wins money

zac
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zac

League code 563211

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

SWANS 2012 opened now mate

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Surely we keep danger if he’s only meant to be out a week? Can’t see any other viable options

Kyle
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Kyle

Danger is firmly placed in my team still. The best player in the comp will be a monster POD with ownership dropping a ton. Even if he misses a game he can still be the years top scores without a doubt.

Shake_n_Bake_
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Shake_n_Bake_

Danger definitely out. I put my hand up he wont be starting in my side.

Kyle
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Kyle

For me its gotta be neale vc into titch c

TBone
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TBone

Hey guys, trying to roll out the big Danger, Dusty and Titch combo. Which midfield looks better for starting off?

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Parker, Cogs, Brodie, Banfield (Ahern, Kelly, Holman)

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Ahern, Kelly, Holman)

Kyle
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Kyle

Mid 1 obviously the stronger mids but just depends on how you spent that spare cash when you run with mids 2

I personally opted for a locked and loaded mids: danger titch zorko zerrett neale cripps brayshaw banfield

DacZawson
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DacZawson

2nd

DacZawson
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DacZawson

Personally I think you're paying too much to start all three though

Kyle
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Kyle

Gday community. In the final hours before we get this ripper of a season underway i call on you for some last minute advice. I have had grundy at R1 all preseason but finally today i dropped the big man. Welcome Kreuzer to Tradies R Us! Am i crazy spending 600k on this lumbering hulk of a man? Worth the huge price tag? Rucks are a tricky line to get right this year…

Ewoks8stormtroopers
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Ewoks8stormtroopers

League 210054 filling up, come get some lads.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Keep Oliver or trade to Kelly? Really nice POD but even though he will play, he is still under an injury cloud which worries me

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Got Danger at the moment. Gone for Kelly instead of Oliver at M3. If Danger misses and Oliver plays it's a straight swap. Will then have Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps and Coniglio. Plus almost $200k. Whichever player fails to fire (or is injured) will go out for Danger when he returns.
Anyone else employing this tactic?

Saucey Jacobs <3
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Saucey Jacobs <3

Good idea, but you're essentially just wasting a trade by doing this and this will decision will haunt you in the later rounds if you don't plan trades well.

Derek
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Derek

Oliver is playing Coach said today is is ok

iLoveNMFC
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iLoveNMFC

Zorko, Crouch or Oliver?

Kyle
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Kyle

Zorko the magnificent for mine

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Oliver has the most upside and the highest average of the 3 from last year

iLoveNMFC
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iLoveNMFC

Join the league: 770170!

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

Dangers gone….. ok……

WHAT DO I DOOOOOO??????

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Keep calm and leave him in. He will be back next game for certain.

Finnius
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Finnius

How do you know????

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

SEN have said he will be out.

Derek
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Derek

i'm a tea-pot, i'm a tea-pot

CheekyBoy
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CheekyBoy

Cyril is back Derek. That should cover Danger

Russty_
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Russty_

You could chuck Gazza in there until Danger gets back, he's playing for sure.

Finnius
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Finnius

I'm gonna do that. Just know that Danger will cost you one trade.

Russty_
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Russty_

I'm just gonna swing Heeney into the mids and play 2 forward rookies.

Jonno
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Jonno

What do we think of Marchbank as D3? He's my smokie to break out this season in Docherty's absence and looked confident in both JLT matches.

Nathan
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Nathan

Excellent selection and POD. I have him too. Will avg 95+

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Massive call!

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Never wanted to start Danger but all my research said I just had to.
Well, goodbye brain hello guts. Danger out round one (not guaranteed to play round 2 either btw). Bye bye!

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Steeeve jump into happy place
123493
One spot left.

Kyle
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Kyle

Mind if i jump in if still the place trig?

Kyle
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Kyle

Can confirm. Spot still open

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Thanks for booting me out from Happy Place👍 maybe next year.

JDP
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JDP

Dusty or Titch?
Twitch more bye friendly

Ja191
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Ja191

titch, pick up dusty later

MAcboi
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MAcboi

Naughton and stefen martin or a 123 k defender and nank

DacZawson
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DacZawson

I think you’ve got the scenario wrong.

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Good Luck to all the regular posters on this site and Trev.s old site. who gave us a comprehensive format .Thanks Trev and applause to JAMBAK who started a site so we could all communicate .Both of you a big thanks. My team is done and dusted Yes Trigg big DEE cull Head over heart. Like wow I have a vague very vague hope of winning it therefore I don't post my team sorry guys. However I WILL SAY my devoid dees team is not exactly what I want . Purely guns/n rookies with only McLean and FLOG Sicily my… Read more »

Russty_
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Russty_

Onya Neil, cheers mate and good luck for the season too bud, bummer about T-Mac out for 2 months, Yeah agree big kudos to Jambak and Trev for all their efforts, happy days mate it's on again woohoo!

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Cheers mate

Should we hold a minute silence for tmac? 🙈

Best of luck to all.

hedski
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hedski

Happy hunting Neil, meet you in the leagues<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Thanks fellas Tmc Became Tmc doggy style

Ja191
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Ja191

danger out hmmmmmm decisions

marko
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marko

garlett or Langdon on field?

Fitzy
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Fitzy

Would love some help on my team thanks. Any and all advice and thoughts would be much appreciated.

Def:
Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Naughton, Murray, Finalyson (Doedee, Mihocek)

Mid:
Dangerfield, Mitchell, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Holman, Banfield (O’connor, Kelly, Brodie)

Ruck:
Kreuzer, Gawn (Jeffries)

Fwd:
Heeney, Billings, Walters, Sicily, Giles-Langdon, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

81.9k

Kyle
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Kyle

Is there a jock community group this year? Havnt seen anything about one as yet

Russty_
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Russty_

505844 JR Community group

Kyle
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Kyle

Cheers rusty

Maverick
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Maverick

How do you join. Only gives the option to create group not join one :/

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

I'm pulling the plug on Danger. Will bring him in when I know he's fit and see the evidence. Not like he'll get anymore expensive.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

I have no Danger and 30k in the bank.

Kyle
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Kyle

Big call. Whether you start or dont start danger has the potential to make or break a lot of seasons. Could be extremely hard to bring in later on. Could also drop some turds early and drop a lot of cash. All the best!

Mystic Mac
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Mystic Mac

Holding Danger, saving the future trade. We have some potentially decent scoring mids round 1. Let's pray Danger is back next week!

Mike
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Mike

DANGER out for 2 week minimum

Ja191
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Ja191

source?

BundyBear
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BundyBear

Sicily up back or forward ? also is Dow a must have ? thanks

Mike
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Mike

league code here for all to join… 351425

Bauhaus
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Bauhaus

JOIN THIS LEAGUE, TWO SPOTS TAKEN
474635

Finnius
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Finnius

WHERE ARE THE TEAMS??

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

They are out go to the homepage.

MAcboi
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MAcboi

what time to teams come out

Jordan
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Jordan

Any mid under 595k.who should I get!!?!?

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Late mail is Parker. The Bont is the other i think.

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-22/teams-super
here is some details on the teams

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Couple of cheapies named! 👍

Holman and murphy

Declan
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Declan

No will Brodie

MAcboi
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MAcboi

will brodie emergency

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Will Brodie??
E ONLY!!

Post_MaSloane
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Post_MaSloane

Thumbs up if you're freaking the hell out

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be

Johno
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Johno

Two of Lobb, Mclean and Lambert?

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Will Brodie out has to be some type of sick joke

Maverick
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Maverick

That’s ruined me! Now down to Barry I guess I want o’connor Or constable but even they’re on an extended Bench n no guarantee!

Defying_Madness
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Defying_Madness

Do we start garlett?

Danners
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Danners

Wack the E on him, loop him in if he does well

Tyruddanaut
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Tyruddanaut

WHO knows when the Sunday teams are completed? Got Rozza Lobb playing and I don’t know if I should change him

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

tomorrow night I'm pretty sure.

Finnius
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Finnius

at around 6

johnno2908
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johnno2908

Simpson and Lobb on extended bench = 💩

Josh
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Josh

No danger…

Finnius
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Finnius

Who out of Keefe, Constable, O'Connor, Watson, Venables, Bonar, Shipley will play?

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Venables I'd say. Don't have to be locked in tonight. Rolling lockout.

Maverick
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Maverick

I’m gonna start the GOAT instead of danger. If the goats on fire after 2 I’ll hold him as a pod if he fizzles I’ll trade him to danger before his price drop and no harm done. Just 1 trade. We can’t hold danger with no a guarantee it’s only 1 week!

Charlie
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Charlie

Nank or not!? Goldy and steff are both rucking solo…I’m panicking i can hardly breathe! Only 15 min to decide before nans crevice is locked

Finnius
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Finnius

Dowe or LDU????

Callum
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Callum

LDU he will find his feet

johnno2908
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johnno2908

No Preuss or Daw. Goldy is firmly in my team.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Nic Nat is playing. The Nank or Nic Nat……No pressure!!!!!!!

Maverick
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Maverick

I’ll pass. Goldy for me no preuss or daw. Lock n throw that key away

neil demons delight
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neil demons delight

Goldy or Nank for mine till R10

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Pulled Nank out on the last minute and Gone with Ryder. I'll worry about Rd 10 when it gets closer.

Russty_
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Russty_

Curnow looking good, and of course I didn't start him lol

Kyle
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Kyle

Il tell you what as long as kreuzer keeps going up against grigg that 600k price tag doesnt sound so bad

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

What happened to Lambert? Don't tell me I've got an injury already!!!

Maverick
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Maverick

I have him too!! Please dear god not an injury 🙁

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Well he hasn't even had a touch so i think he is.. FML season is already a prick

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

No, think he's just sh1t.

Maverick
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Maverick

Can confirm he is runnin round out there and looks absolutely lost, f*ck it!

Russty_
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Russty_

They just said, he hasn't touched the Footy…jeez.

GloryDays90
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GloryDays90

Think I may burn a trade already and ditch him if this is what he will dish up! Pathetic

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Loving it when nank goes off the ground.
Kruez just tapping it down bkues throats.
Grigg? Please…

Shoulda liatened to the little man and started Curnow.
Decent game first up so far …

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Wonder how many will jump on Simmo after tonight.

Kyle
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Kyle

Im not sold by him still. Only 1 quarter into the year yet

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

90+ points before HT worth considering it since Danger is not playing and may not be playing Rd 2 too. An opportunity to boost your backline if someone is running 6 Rookies down back.

Simmo seems to be back to his old role, No Doc means he's gonna benifit most of the points.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

I think he'll break down at some stage.

Kyle
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Kyle

My worry is if/when carlton start rotating him through the center again. He will be a good pick as long as he keepsthe old role but if he goes through the middle like last year his scoring will suffer. He is also 34 this year. Age has to catch him sooner or later.

Maverick
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Maverick

I’ve got a big stinkin turd of a score by my F2 after the first game. Thanks kane.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Still a half to go. Could still pull 85, which is take.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Pulled it back a bit 2nd half. I still think he's worth keeping. On another day the pill will go his way and he'll ton up.

Maverick
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Maverick

Agree rick. He looked hungry and was working hard just couldn’t find the pill unfortunately. But I’ll take 71 in a half of footy cause that’s exactly what it was

Kyle
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Kyle

Cripps you bloody beautiful contested beast

Russty_
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Russty_

Doesn't look like Carlton are gonna be easybeats this year…good on em 🙂

Russty_
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Russty_

Weitering and Dow are looking a bit Duddy.

Russty_
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Russty_

Have to think Jack Higgins would get a run sooner than later if Bolton can only score 10 points in a half.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Managed to squeeze in Crippsy into my midfield today. Lookin pretty good. Nervous about the Nank, but he is hanging in there against Kruz and selected Garlett 5 minutes out before the bounce and whacked him on the bench with the E. If he keeps going should be able to loophome his score. Cant complain, but nervous as hell. Hate the first round of Supercoach. I normally know whether it is going to be a good or bad year…..Just glad I dodged Paddy Dow after Will Brodie was named as an emergency. Grabbed Rayner instead. Lets see how that works… Read more »

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ive had cripps since day dot but yeah snuck in garlett just to create the dpp no E though. 🙈

SCdonkey
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SCdonkey

Put Cripps in as M6 just incase Danger is not playing, might have to get Danger as an upgrade option maybe in Rd 4 or 5. Have Garlett in Mid bench I'll keep Danger in the team this week as my loophole for Garletts score. Dodged the Nank and Kreuzer hype. Hopefully Ryder/Gawn will work fine for me this year.

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Kreuzer in trouble!! Game on Nankervis!

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Kane, you could have at least bought me dinner before you f$#&ed me.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Lot of people will jump on Simpson, but surely Marchbank is the value.

Corey
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Corey

Sicily or McLean as F5
Or rookie

Randawg
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Randawg

Boys Who'll make me more cash O'meara or Rayner ?

Randawg
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Randawg

or Armitage ?

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Jaeger

Randawg
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Randawg

cheers badge

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Funny how months of painstaking research and review turns into a panicked last minute player rearrange and utter disappointment (Weitering, I'm talking about you). Oh well, at least I got the vc on Dusty. Onwards and upwards.

BlueBaggerJosh
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BlueBaggerJosh

Im gonna trade him to marchbank, what are your thoughts?

Sammy_14
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Sammy_14

With Will Brodie not getting named, im thinking LDU or Hunter Clark? I think LDU has better job security but clark may be a better scorer, what do you guys think?

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

DUSTAYYYYYYYYYY

Jordan
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Jordan

Zorko or zerret