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PODCAST: THE COMPLETE 180

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SUPERCOACH IS BACK!

It’s been a long preseason. An incredibly long preseason. But WE ARE BACK. Finally.

Week one of season 2018 was a gnarly one for some, while others floated into 2300+ scores on the coat-tails of some incredible scoring from premos like Dusty, Titch and bloody Buddy Franklin.

Lekdog and Patch unpack all the action, all the injury history and give the first full-length segment of AFL 180 a whirl, joining Gerard, Robbo and Kingy for all the action on round one. We know the audio’s a bit rough, but thankfully it’s not as rough as Cam Bancroft’s sandpaper.

We also run through final changes to our sides and have a brief look at The Rookie Situation.

Strap yourself in, whack the headphones on and lean back as the wild ride that is Supercoach 2018 gets underway.

HOW DID YOU GO, COMMUNITY?

 


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Steeeve

Haven't had a chance to listen but can't wait, getting better every week!
We have two weeks to set our teams up for cash building. Trade wisely my friends.

Gord29

Love the work boys. My embarssing first round score of just under 1900 was rougher than Bancrofts sand paper. What people’s plans with Merret? Thinking of trading, either up to Oliver or down to Cripps

Sana

Like either of those options Gord. Cripps price probably tips the scale

Gord29

Yea Cripps price is tempting me a lot. I could even go up to Mitchell. Just not confident with so many head knocks early in the season. Tempted to rage trade Zorko after putting the C on him

Sana

Per below, loving Mitchell. Feel like the bloke is made for Supercoach

BigM

I'm the same, 32 from any premo is not good enough

The_Blacksheep

Considering Merret is more than likely playing this week, do you really need to trade him out?

Gord29

Not a fan of the consistent head knocks and it’s early in the week so that 17 is burning

Jay

I agree. I'm holding to see if he's named.

Dean

I don't know why all this talk of trading Zerrit out after being concussed early in the game. There is a 50/50 or better chance that he plays this week and if so DO NOT trade him out.

Gord29

I would normally never consider it but I’m looking at history of people coming back after concussion and that is the reason why I’m considering jumping off Merret

Sana

Tom Mitchell, you’re alright

Maverick

Finished with 2200 not ideal but I’m content. Had some bad luck with libba and fielding wrong rookies but Look forward to making huge leaps n bounds up the standings over the nxt 6-8 weeks with so many not having danger & a lot look to be panic trading ‘keepers’ like Fyfe, zerrett or Zorko up to him after 1 bad game…. watch them all go top 8-10!

Locked and Loaded

Nothing wrong with that mate especially round 1 when it’s hard to know which rookies will be any good

LittleBill

Why are ppl banging on about the teams without Dangerfield. Thry have obviously planned ahead to get him in? worry about your own crap side and try catch up.

Maverick

Haha Take a few deep breaths Everything will be okay mate.

Bom Darry

Bizarre comment. He seems to be the one that is A-OK without having Danger while your original comment reaks of insecurity around your pretty average 1st round score. He's just saying instead of investing your emotional energy into hoping that people without Danger fail, maybe spend that energy on bettering your own score.

Maverick_

I’m not at all hoping people without danger fail? I’m just saying so many people don’t have him and that’s fine if u have a plan to get him now or 6 weeks time. But panic trading out zerretts fyfes & zorkos isn’t a ‘plan’ to get danger. They will all average 110+. You have 30 trades I wouldn’t be doing that is all. Get coniglio save 200k and when he rises to 550-600k make the call then whether to use him to get danger… keep ya Uber’s & don’t panic. Your welcome

Bom Darry

*You're

Also, nobody without Danger is panicking. Why do you keep implying that? Seems like you're projecting.

Des

Hey guys, some advice please, I took a risk on Rockliff it didn't pay off with his 55. Should I trade or hold?

Steeeve

He played forward a lot… wait and see if Gray returning pushes Rocky into the guts

Rusty

Hold mate

SCdonkey

Give it another week, see how he goes this round. Then go sick with that trade butron before his price drops.

Theoriginalforce

He's an easy trade for danger after seeing how this week unfolds. If he goes huge not having danger isn't so bad yet…

BadgerHoney7

Score: 2263
Franklin to Heeney late trade hurt, like really hurt. Nic Nat choice has been my best ever and whilst JOM didn't score a heap of points he definitely showed that he is going to be a potential star this year, Sicily choice was one that I'm also glad I made (gonna be a top 6 defender this year). Naughton was really dissapointing so he will be going to the bench for Finlayson. Tom Bell played a standout third quarter, did nothing other than that. No trades needed this week but next week am thinking of going Barry to Lachie Fogarty then get rid of Naughton sometime later. Am tempted to try and go Naughton to Bonner but probably don't have enough money in the kitty.

real talk

site wouldn't let me tell you how I really felt but flogily won't be a top 6 defender

Northerner

agree

BadgerHoney7

come back to me at the end of the year, he will be a top 6 defender

Real talk

I suppose cox is a good choice too then

BadgerHoney7

cox is god awful, sicily is generally good

Starkingdom

Hey Badger, not a bad score first round, you're definitely not the worst on this site. Heeney is a very good choice so don't sweat on that one, Franklin had a huge day out but if you've been watching him play over the years you know he'll have turd scores too.

I'm in the same boat re Sicily, I think he has top 6 defender written all over him. Nice one.

With the rookies, wait for the price bubble and re assess but I agree with you about Naughton, he might be the 2018 overpriced spud we fell into. Finlayson looks like a money maker so get him in if Naughton drops a turd this weekend.

Bonner is a beauty and will continue to improve with experience, those that don't currently have him will be sweating bullets trying to get him into their side. Another Port defender to watch is Dougal Howard who impressed on the weekend and reports are he'll share the ruck work while Ryder is out.

Lazza

Depends on your strategy as to whether Bonner is a must have. For example, at Bonner's price you can have two of Kelly, or Holman, or Doedee, or Murray … all will make more money for you than Bonner in their own right … having two of them will more than double your return. Chasing early points is not necessarily the key to the game.

simon says

Rookies are for cash gen. Bonner could be a top defender supplying big points all season.

Lazza

Big call after only 5 games of footy.. Plenty of March hero’s going around. But as I said it depends on your strategy … if you think he will go big and become a keeper then go for it ……. a keeper at that price is a steal.

Valens_FC

Sound advice there Lazza.

BadgerHoney7

Dougal opens up Bonners role as well, will track him closely this week

pod

Well said, now that's good advice

James

Hi Community,

Currently have Ryder at R1 but with his injury I'll be looking to move him on this week. What options do we think are best?

Really want Nic Nat but find it hard to persuade myself into picking him with so little game time.

Would appreciate some help.
Cheers

Russty_

He scored 113…that is all πŸ™‚

BockChoy

He scored 113… in just over a half of football… that is all πŸ™‚

Derek

Against Sinclair…..

Rusty

Jacobs is a solid pick. Will score around the 100 mark week in week out with Crouch, Sloane, Gibbs etc at his feet.

Sana

What are the chances Nic Nat plays 22? That thought curbs my enthusiasm for the big guy despite his dominance.

Adjazak

Goldstein will have a great year

Starkingdom

Go with ya gut James, you know you want him.

BockChoy

2159 was OK, considering I took the 17 from Zerret and had Brayshaw onfield (against Holman and Finlayson on the bench).

Main concern is the risk I took with Deledio (44). I was also disappointed with Vlaustin's 54 but watching the replay, saw that he did play fairly well but gave away quite a few free kicks which hurt. I expect his scoring to increase going forward.

I did one late change – I was taking a punt on Angus Brayshaw but changed to Mills when he wasn't named. Happy with the 90 from Mills as he hardly scored in the first half.

Derek

Mills had Zero midfield time. So there is some upside.

He only started to score well when he was the loose man in defence. If he gets that role he should score a few more 90’s

TommyC99

Should the zero midfield time be a bit of a concern Derek?

Finnius

I have paid for SC gold but the features aren't showing up. Is anyone else having the same problems?

Russty_

Try logging out and then back in.

Maverick_

I am having the same issue mate. Glad it’s not only me! Let me know how you rectify it finnius.

hedski

Pretty sure everyone has it until after round 2 for free Fin, so after that you won't get your green dots, match centre etc unless you pay/subscribe.

Wood

Strange. Everyone has SuperCoach Gold for Rounds 1 and 2

BrownlowBoy

I don't have gold either? I don't pay for it but I have lost mine? I thought we got it until the end of round 2?

hedski

Couple of blokes at work have lost their score predictor and breakevens too, they use the app.
Mine is still there, I go through the website (have a hs subscription).

SC_Sixty6

If anyone wants a hot tip on a VC because everyone will go danger regardless as C option. Get on Gawn, will pump a 170 at the Gabba. Loves interstate games and thrives against the better ruckman.

Captain Risky

Should be a bit aggro too after last week!

SCdonkey

Putting my VC on Kelly this week against the Pies. Bucks has too much pride to have someone to do a tagging role. If he does decide to have a tagger, who is he going to tag in GWS outfit. They have so much depth in the guts that a tagger will just give up and go down the race and won't come back out.

My C will be Oliver, no Rocky to do a bit of tagging, Robinson suspended. Oliver will go nuts this week.

Titch will get a lot of attention against the Cats this week. So a no for me

Fyfe will need to see a few good games this season for me to consider him as a VC C option.

Derek

My problem with Kelly is what happened last week. He was 85 at half time and finish less than 120.

This Was my frustration with SMitch, he would be rested when the game was won and instead of junking up a 150, he would take an easy 115.

SCdonkey

Oh! You noticed what i noticed. I said that to myself, Cogs, whitfield and Shaw might have not scored that well if Kelly actually play 100% and not rested.

Derek

Shaw is the junk time king. He went close to 50pts in the last quarter.

DacZawson

Could be the round for VC ruck options. Goldy against a very poor St Kilda ruck brigade on Good Friday could also go very large on a smaller Etihad ground.

Starkingdom

I'm pretty sure Zorko will belt out a beauty this week.

Big G

He can't do any worse.

SCdonkey

Thought about this real hard last night, while i was trying to trade out Ryder about a thousand times.

Holding trades this week($271K in the bank), keep Ryder until i have a good look of who will be the top 3 Ruck this season. Just run with Gawn English and Cox for the meantime.
Will see how Rocky goes this week, Gray should be back this week hopefully Rocky spends more in the mid. Port will be shuffling players around the likes of Hoff, Dixon, Howard or they might bring in a debutant. If Rocky doesn't improve this week, out he goes for Danger before his price drops. This week should give me a good look at how Danger will go with that hammy niggle and play a long side Gaz.

Bonner is the only cash cow I'm missing, will see if he has another good game this week. If he does, then Ryder will have to go before the price rise and bank the extra cash of around $400K. With that amount of cash should set me up to go bang! bang! Premos(Keepers) upgrade by round 5 and 6 with help of rookies that's ready for culling.

Derek

Regards your ruck, the best thing is to trade in the ruckman who will be in the top 2 or 3 for the year. There lies the problem and why I started Lycett, you don’t know who that will be. Every year there is a changing of the guard. You need a few weeks to assess who is playing well, who has a second ruck in the field with them etc.

The fact that English played well on the weekend means his JS is good.

English next 3 opponents in ruck look fairly weak, he should do well. However from week 5 onward he has 7 weeks of hell!

3 weeks might be all you need from him to decide who your season R2 will be.

Don’t underestimate Witts or TBC

SCdonkey

Agree with ya mate. I'm not in hurry to pick anyone in the Ruck such a hard position to pick and unpredictable. I'm happy to run with Gawn English and Cox for the time being. And boost other positions to cover lost points in the Ruck.

I mentioned TBC as a good option the other day and Witts yeah, he looks to be replicating his form from 2017 this year. NicNat looked awesome on the weekend. I will decide in few weeks Cox will reamin in my team as my stepping stone.

Derek

NicNat looked really good against a pretty weak opponent who had no ruck support.

He has English this week. Even Lycett should score ok against.

NicNat will have another massive score and everyone will select him.

After that he has ZSmith, Witts, Kruzer and Sandilands. We’ll see how awesome that knee is then.

JugHead

There is quite a bit of luck with injuries selecting a ruck. I didn't have the guts to go with Kreuz last year purely on his injury record. So you go with one who you think has a bit of durability (Ryder) and get bitten on the arse anyway.
For that reason, I think English looks a perfect R3.
As a Geelong fan I still remember the Cats wrapping Brad Ottens in bubble wrap every year and standing him in the change rooms with a sign "do not unwrap until July"

John

One guy in one of my leagues scored 2460+ change… and he is still only between 350th and 400th.

Bloody disheartening…

Sana

Early days John

redherringfc

One guy in my league scored 1850 odd.

It’s a shame it was me.

At least from here on I’ll climb in the overall ranks every single week.

Starkingdom

Yep and I thought I would be in the top 1% with 2350 odd but found myself in the top 3%. A lot of massive scores.

On a brighter note the league I set up is sitting 95th out of 23,600 ish. All of the players are from this site, well done everyone involved, let's keep it up.

John

I got suckked in about the "new midfield role" for L McDonald and selected him.

Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn't rage trade him to Lloyd or the much maligned Heater?

DacZawson

The reason is that it's round 1. Wait a week.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

He played in a lake

BrownlowBoy

Don't trade him, he has a good haircut…

He's trash, get rid of him when you can. Probably wait a week and see if he can turn it around.

EasyMoneySniper

Hey community, i'm not sure if i want to do this, but i might have to move merrett on, after round 2. The head knocks are slightly concerning and we never know when it could happen again, and if it does happen again, the dons will be even more cautious with it. I have 30k +Merrett's price, should i go Clayton or crouch, or skim some more money and be safe and get dusty?

Mystic Mac

Reports are he's very likely to play this week. Adding to this the Dons Football Manager said "Aside from the weekend a couple of incidents we had were head knocks, but they weren’t concussions".
Food for thought.

Derek

he will play. Do well. Poor score only in his price adjustment for 1 week. Keep him

Beast

I'm sideways trading him to Dangerfield. Then in a few weeks I'm going to pick up Merrett again when his price depreciates and trade a rookie for him.

Derek

you do know we only have 30 trades for the Whole season?

Multi_

Then at the end of the year cry in the corner when you have no trades left and injuries or Ross decides to rest half the team. Crazy

GSAL

2145 with Libba on the ground and the wrong rookies but it is what it is.

Who should I trade Libba with

Libba – Coniglio
Libba – Parker
Libba – Acres

I think Coniglio is my best bet but worried the Kelly might take some points away from him.

Or is there any other suggestions?

Derek

Parker is the main man at Swans now. Massive POD. Will be close to top 10. Keeper.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hannas to come back but peter parker looked good.
Spinning scissor kick would make Bruce Lee proud.

DacZawson

It really comes down to who you think will be a top 10 mid because thats what you would've selected Libba for.
I'd go Parker

GSAL

Thanks Gents πŸ‘Œ

ProTravo

I'd take Cogs TBH

jordanandeddie

wow, Robbo's Supercoach knowledge has actually improved.

TheGreatBozza

Pulled out 2300+ but I was still disappointed. Had Titchell & Dusty paper over some cracks. I brought in Cox as Krooz cover which has backfired amazingly. Do I offload Cox to English to cover Krooz this week? Or Krooz down to Nic Nat. I'm hoping Krooz gets up this week and I can hold fire on any trades

SCdonkey

As a Cox owner, i warned someone to not get Cox if they didn't have any plan in placed. If you have Cox in fwd keep him in the bench for now, but if he's your R3 I would pull the trigger and shoot Cox for English. As for Kreuzer wait until we have a good info on how long he'll be out, may even play this week decide then.

TheGreatBozza

A week suspension or injury was worst case scenario. I was pretty confident he’d get a good run at it without being dropped, which is why I brought him in to cover a potential Kreuzer out. He scored 44 in a game he was hopeless. It could have been much much worse. Cox is my F5 with a swing with a loophole DPP R3.

My week depends on how Kreuzer pulls up

Rabbits16

same on kreuzer for wit and see if his pee pee is ok. tim english? will he score every week like this?

LUKE

I'm sure we have many Cox owners

LUKE

Cox are always getting in the way of things

Russty_

And into things ha

Russty_

English could come out this week and score a 30..never know, Cox should spend his week off watching videos on how to mark a footy, and play footy in general, I'd get rid of Cox regardless but you have to sweat on Kreuz getting up this week first before you decide whether it's this week or next.

Phil

I am considering Libba to Taranto to save on a bit of coin. With Whitfield playing half back could this be Taranto's benefit for time in the guts. The club were pretty hot on him when they drafted him. My only concern is if and when the likes of Hopper come back will his job security and midfield minutes suffer.

Derek

Hopper will be back, probably this week

David C

Scully to come back in as well.

Bells

Taranto looked bloody good. He'll stay in the team.

Starkingdom

GWS had an easy kill and will probably do the same this week. They are a very strong team so will help mid priced players improve. I think Whitfield will go to another level playing off half back this season, when teams start challenging.

Valens_FC

First time I’ve seen Taranto mentioned which I find amazing amid the selections of Armo, JOM, Bell, Bundy etc. He was on 100+ run rate through JLT (but never mentioned as SC relevant in write ups on this site), got 100 in round 1 with 13 CPs, has DPP and playing in a strong team where oppo attention will be on others. Great selection for mine.

Maverick_

Community,
I absolutely love this website and prefer it over many others out there I’m glad to say I’m on board with a proper account and shall be a regular on here for the season!

Now on to my issue of libba (M6)
option 1: trade down to graham, armo or JOM Bank $100K+
Option 2: swing in Garlett play a light midfield and get sicily/curnow up fwd. play kelly onfield bench Garlett.
Option 3: swing in finlayson & grab Sicily/marchbank.

Current midfield: danger, titch, Oliver, Fyfe, cognilio, libba**, brayshaw & Holman (kelly Barry banfield)

GloryDays90

Option 2 for me. MID you can afford to play another rookie like Kelly.

TheScacman

Wouldn't hurt to bring in Graham, will make easy 100K over the next 4 weeks or so, plus has very good job security and plays a role where he'll kick a couple most weeks and get some hands on the footy. If Kelly's on your bench, he's making you good money, and as good as he's looked, wouldn't pick him to hit 100+ most weeks

Derek

get any rookie that you missed first round.

Maverick_

Libba down to a rookie you reckon!? Gee that’s ballsy Derek. Only really missed L.fogarty. But his JS is a worry. Rayner Dow LDU Clarke Stephenson aren’t worthy of there inflated prices imo.

Derek

thats good. If you didn't miss any, go to next plan.

are there any keepers you can get? what cash do you have?

Maverick_

I’ve only got 50k.
1. I can swing finlayson to the guts and get sicily D3
2. Swing Garlett into the guts & take sicily/curnow up fwd.
3. Or get JOM/armo/ graham in the guts but like Jonesy mentioned below they will be another trade but are going to make some cash. But enough to warrant 2 trades, unlikely

My team as stands-
Def: laird hibberd bonner doedee finlayson Murray (naughton murphy)

Mid : danger titch oliver Fyfe coniglio libba** brayshaw Holman (kelly banfied barry)

Ruck : Gawn goldy (olango)

Fwd: heeney lambert McLean smith lobb fritsch (Garlett ZGL)

Derek

solid team. shame about Libba.

you already got Bonnar.

Is there anyone at that $484k price you like and you think is a keeper?

I'm not a big fan of either Curnow or Sicily, i prefer the 'fallen premium' midpricers. Barlow 'uge POD, or Shaw, are the two who stand out for me, but you might not like old slow guys

Starkingdom

Team looks good.

Option 2 best. Curnow could be anything, he's a star in the making. The bonus is you get to see him play this week before deciding!

Sicily looks like a top 6 defender as he is now in the perfect role. He definitely has the ability and uses the ball wisely but the flog in him might see him sitting out for a few weeks due to suspension.

Russ

Hi guys – were there game by game reviews of round 1 at all?

Stirlsy

After a bullish start, im making 1 trade Mitch I need to hit someone Robinson to Saint beauty Billings, he looks like a top 10 FWD and the way I ended up setting Team up after the rolling lockout for round 1 I ended up going from having 50k to 149k in the bank mainly because I had a couple of suspect picks NicNat being the main one I just needed to see him in the big stuff to make sure so left that cash sitting in bank,
Now I have the scope to take what I think will be a keeper "Billings" looked good in round 1 Saints have had big raps on him since he got there avg 92.7 last year his now 22 23 later in year he looks primed to lift his avg to me and only has to raise his avg 5pts to be in contention for top 6 FWD.
I know its only round 1 but this trade looks the right thing to do im happy with my rookies it still leaves me 46k in bank why not move now on it……
Thoughts community.

SCdonkey

Personally I'd wait a week, if you have all the rooks covered. This round i have Ryder injured, Cox suspended will hold any trades this week and assess my options next week. 1 game doesn't give you much of indication on how well/good the player will go this year and anything can happen injuries is our enemy. Save the trade this week.

TheScacman

Ended up with a very respectable 2343.

Gospel advice: corrective trading this week should only happen if you've got a player injured for 2+ weeks. Don't go chasing last wee's points i.e. Acres unless they back that up this week. The rule follows for not flicking premiums. Fyfe will bounce back, Hibberd will be a top 6 defender come seasons end.

Have some faith in your selections gentlemen. Rookies to look at if you havent jumped on are as follows: Finlayson (SC point scoring role around the ground), Kelly (if you havent jumped on him, you're a pretender), S Murray (will provide run out of the backline and can hit a target).

That is all

KSinny

Amen! πŸ™

EasyMoneySniper

Well said Scacman, it is very easy to lose sanity when things don't go as you thought they would in round 1!

Rabbits16

good reminder. thoughts on curnow & bonner?

TheScacman

Pulled the plug on Curnow for Devon Smith right before lockout. Can 100% see him breaking out and having monster games like what we saw on the weekend, but wont score 5 every week. Has all the hallmarks of a future gun. Bonner will hopefully find his way into my team before his price hike, potentially at the expense of an Allen Christiansen downgrade, but wanting to see some regularity with his scoring before I lock him in

midpriced madnez

I am going to trade Lycett > Nic-nat.

No point wasting time and points when all I see is 50s and 60s coming from Lycett.

Nicnat looked very good..

ZerrettForPM

watch nic nat get injured this round

paul

I am waiting with Nic nat It was a big injury .Looking at English tho if he gets another score of 80 or more he may be consistent therefore a switch from Lycett to English could be a good move. Money back with the change over plus a average of 80 is all a wanted from Lycett anyway.English will make money plus the money increase will be a lot more than Nic nat's increase in price. It's just the difference in SC points Nic nat is really under done so to bring him in after a few weeks may be a good strategy.

Starkingdom

Mate if he stays fit he could go to another level. Well worth planning around him if you have Ryder or Kruez.

Starkingdom

Just rechecked his stats, amazing 1.7 ppm!! that's insane uber premium level. I hope he stays fit, could be a monster year for scores.

Derek

Who did he play against. Don’t get carried away. Sinclair as a solo ruck is no real challenge.

pod

Derek you quite often get 'carried away' with advice such as crap rucks and players like christenson,and mcartin from the saints. At least we know nic nat has ability, could be a star this year if injury free.

Rabbits16

bloody beautiful rd 1. 2300 on the button with buddy boy going huuuuuge. $355k in bank nice lil coffer too. whats people doing with FYFE!? wait and see?

DacZawson

Holding him for the rest of the season until I see a reason to do otherwise

Rabbits16

yeh true. just at the moment was thinking to upgrade him to dangerfield as id prefer to hold my M5,6,7,8 coniglio, kelly, holman, finlayson etc until they appreciate. i might hold off on dangerfield for a few weeks more see if danger is 100% fit and see if fyfey boy can bounce back

Bells

Great podcast until 19:39 – then it went down the S bend. Community I did not follow it.
From the god awful intro gui-tar, to the blokey bell-end on a crap phone line whoever those blokes were' they can GET STUFFED!
Still if we get 20 minutes of pod, that's better than nawt. Thanks Lek and Patch.

BendOver&Coffield

I agree, rather keep it short and sweet then ever listen to 180 again…..

hedski

Yeah bit of a failed segment…..
Rest was good tho, cheers boys.

Lekdog

Hey mate, was it the content or the cooked audio?

hedski

Audio was a bit cooked Lek but that can be corrected, I reckon 180 seconds for 180 not 10 minutes. No complaints with the rest of the pod tho. Keep it up, doin well, gotta try new stuff while you and Patch get your groove on πŸ‘πŸΊ

Daisy

I love this podcast every week but that 180 rubbish has to go. If you must do it for some reason, agree with hedski, maybe 2 minutes at best. It had absolutely no SC relevance and wasn't funny one bit!
Keep up the other good work though!

Rabbits16

any reason M O'Connor didnt play. he had the green light?

Northerner

I thought I saw a report on an ankle. Must have picked it up last training run

Derek

he hurt his ankle at training. he has been running ok this week, but is there a place for him. i have him on bench so hoping he gets a few games.

Lekdog

Ankle

AB13

After 5 years away from any form of fantasy game and with only 1 weeks preparation I'm back with a first up 2108.

Shoutouts to the great work by Laird, Sicily, Martin, Titch, Coniglio, Oliver, Gawn, Smith, Petracca and Heeney. Also huge shoutout to not only the writers, but all the commenters who helped me get back started.

Now, the issues …

– Hibberd, I picked him as a premo so will bear with his score hoping its a one off. Also I've got many other fires to put out.

– Rockliff, the pig, Huge disappointment was an absolute gun fantasy player in days gone by. Keep or trade?

– Naughton, hoped for more and the doggies are stinking it up so I am quite keen to ship him off for a bit of a more likely cash cow.

– Merrett, I'd like to keep him, but to have had 3 head knocks this year is quite serious. Apparently Essendon probably will play him this week. If they dont do I trade him out? (and for whom?) or Bench him, play Holman hoping Merrett comes back next week?

– Ryder, After Brayshaw was dropped decided to go a rookie in Defence to bring Paddy into the ruck. Clearly his citizens arresting stuffed his achilles so now I need a replacement. Any ideas, thinking Nic Nat but concerned with his lack of footy and the fact he may need a rest

– Fogarty, Rayner, Naughton, Brayshaw (FRE) on the ground with Holman, Stephenson and Fritsch all on the bench outperforming them. Should I be looking to swap prior to price increases or should I hold?

Also currently got 17K in the bank

Thanks in advance,

BockChoy

Rockliff's pattern is usually something like a series of huge scores followed by shoulders going pop!

AB13

Who's your alternative for Rockliff?

Swans2012

Coniglio (1st option if you don't have him), Parker, cripps around same price point, id give him another week though! Rockliff that is…

Derek

Rocky had limited pre season. On the weekend his TOG was down and he was in forward line a lot. That will all change with Robbie back and Rocky getting game time.

BockChoy

At that price point, I'd likely pass. Maybe cough up an extra $20k for Parker.

Starkingdom

Hibberd might not have the same output this season with the addition of Jake Kelly. I'm steering clear for now but he's not entirely out of the question.

Agree with BockChoy about Rockliff. No thanks. Merrett is a keeper and will play if the Bombers want to make finals.

Hold rookies until next week and of course put Holman on the park.

Lazza

Melb doesn’t have a player called Jake Kelly. Did you mean The Jake ‘the poser’ Lever?

Starkingdom

Ha oops that's him Jake the Lever.

Lekdog

Pick one of Stef, Goldy or NicNat for Ryder…NicNat allows for upgrades of rookies etc next week.
Hold everyone else I reckon

Jim_bob321

Trade Naughton to Bonner this round or next round?

GloryDays90

Wait till next! Don't use trades first round unless you have injuries.

Derek

Me thinks the the swans might not let young Bonnar get too many kicks next sunday afternoon.

EasyMoneySniper

Hey Community, I was of the sorry souls that started with christensen…. Do we reckon he can get much better or am i best to off load him next week to a stephenson?????

Bom Darry

he did fine. It's round 1 and at his price you just need him to score between 5-70 to make 100k by the byes

Derek

he did ok. i'd be happy holding him.

Big G

What are people doing with the Kruez?

Ja191

Seeing whether he plays looks 50/50

Lazza

Tough call … groins injuries are difficult to overcome without rest … I didn't pick him because of his injury history. Actually, having Gawn in my team, I was hesitant to take a risk, so I bypassed a few RUCs for this reason and decided to take the safe bet with Nank who is durable and improving. He will knock out a few 100s and will safely average above his start price. If my trades are travelling well by the bye rounds I will trade up to the top premo at that time.

Derek

it looks like he might play. i'm not so sure. they have Lobbe

Mike

Is sicily a must. Should i trade out mcgovern for him

Derek

lol

you are joking arn't you?

Mike

Finished with 2221 without sicily .i have merrit who killed me . Mcgovern scored 82

Starkingdom

Settle Mike, McGovern's 82 isn't huge but not turds. Give the guy some time and let him play a few rounds.

Lazza

Only if you think he is a keeper ..

Marty

I don't have English and also want to get Bonner. Is it a silly move to go Brayshaw to Barry and Naughton to Bonner in order to get English next week and use three trades overall? If I don't I will miss out on a ruck backup (yes I considered it before rd 1 but doh!). Thoughts?

Derek

you are thinking too much.

do nothing this week. have another look at all of them, including Bonnar. and make a trade next week.

Me thinks the the swans might not let young Bonnar get too many kicks next sunday afternoon.

BrownlowBoy

They will make him accountable no doubt. Might see Hewett or something head to him potentially?

Ricardo

Sydney won't put too much time into Bonner. Port got some other serious players they need to worry about.

Marty

Your logic tells me you're right Derek but around the 4k mark overall and need to make ground

Derek

that rank is great.

Bonnar might be one of those players you just let go. At $257k he isn't that cheap. Unless he scores another 100+ against a team like the swans, then we know we might have a player.

make sure you have all the good cheap rookies that will make you heaps of cash first. then hold your trades.

Marty

Cheers Derek. I have all the right rookies just worried about not getting English and Naughton stinking it up.

Derek

Guys like Naughton you just have to hold. If they keep getting games all you want is ONE big game from them. Get a couple of good price rises and move them on. You just stuck with him.

English is a good F6 option. Covers the rucks via a rookie DPP at R3. If you don’t have the DPP at R3 already, you have to put English at R3. Wasted trade bringing him in just for ruck cover only.

Marty

Team is:
Laird Mills Sicily Naughton Doedee Finlayson (Murray MurphyL)
Martin Mitchell Kelly J Crouch Fyfe OMeara Kelly T Holman (Brayshaw Garlett Banfield)
Gawn Martin (Olanga)
Heeney Billings McLean Smith Lobb Fritsch (Waterman Langdon Z)

Only have 27k so can't get English unless I downgrade Brayshaw. Olanga is just there as a floating donut

Marty

Omeara will end up Danger unless a forward mid underperforms and a forward rookie looks good which is not happening presently.

Swans2012

Wait for team sheets, Langdon or waterman out could = english

Swans2012

Personally I plan around using 3 trades In The first 2 rounds, i didn't like what I saw from bell so I think I'll cut my losses there to fund a Bonner/lobb/Sicily move next week. I don't think he is what I thought he was but I've been wrong before. Also allows me to correct any of my midpricers next week if need be. Already have English but I'll open up a swing loopholer with the bell trade to that cheap port r/f letting English be a cheap 70 average f6 hopefully for a month or two (but if you don't have him he's a bring in next week for mine). Brayshaw needs another weeks assessment so you can't chop him yet though, there's always a rookie that goes average first up then blows it apart. English I think could be one of the better rookies and might be worth the trade, as could be Bonner. Decisions decisions…. gotta remember that the price freeze on rounds one and two is a once a season only gift… I like to use it….just my opinion though…

Flaccid Jaff

I do the same mate. Spend the trades to make your team good by rd 3 then sit and watch till the byes i reckon. I'm hoping naughton is dropped so i can guilt free upgrade to bonner.

Swans2012

Agreed that would be an ideal
ScenarioπŸ‘

CrouchPotatoes

Should I trade Coffield to Bonner? Already have Doedee, Finlayson and Murray

Starkingdom

I reckon you should hold Coffield. Hunter Clark wasn't flash so could be a swap for the Saints. Paddy McCartin was very ordinary, could be dropped.

Derek

Do you have the cash for one trade.

If Coffield not named this week, I would make that trade

CrouchPotatoes

Yep, i got 96k spare. Cheers for the replies

Flaccid Jaff

If hes not named again then yes. You might need 2 trades next week. Bonner wont do as well against the swans but he looks like spitting out 75-100 for a while. With coffields price, js and scoring potential, he won't make as much cash

Marty

Why did you start with Coffield when he wasn't named?

GAZ

Will ZORKO BE LIKE THAT ALL SEASON

Russty_

NO

Rick Grimes

I expect 150 out of him this week. Might VC him.

BendOver&Coffield

Of course not, hold on to him.

Connor

Yeah he should average 30>35…

Shake_n_Bake_

He is still prone to low scores. No Rockliff makes him no 1 tagged. Teams would have seen how easily tagged he is. It will happen more than once.

Zayne Dorko

I would corrective trade. Rumour has it that he is carrying a pretty debilitating injury.

paul

There is one more to think about Zach Guthrie 196 and 85 points. Thats the thoughts on Zach

Fearthebeard

I raised him before. Was toying with him for Naughton. Still toying with that trade this week.

As others said Naughton could score 70 this week and all’s forgiven.

Though I’m looking at potentially another trade next week to get danger in if he’s fit and shows it this week and might want to cull another underperforming rookie that’s 198k to Fogarty if he delivers with danger back to!

Starkingdom

He's definitely put on some size. Another young defender to keep an eye on.

Moustachio

Zuthrie nice pick, reckon wait and see out of he and Bonner this week.

Canny

Oh Alexi… I was saying the same thing about Simpson, why oh why did I trade him out? 😒

Moustachio

Because his age is higher than projected season average…

Luke

Flick the AFL 180 segment lads stick to your SuperCoach advice its good!

Brian

Agree with Luke boys. SuperCoach knowledge and info is what ye are good at. Humour is not unfortunately.

Lekdog

Was it the content or that you couldn’t hear the superb voices?

SCdonkey

Both. Sorry to say Lekdog 2mins into the segment fast forward it to the last 5mins of the podcast.

belly button fluff

Oh look Guys. They have to start somewhere and I like their little bits of fun. Of course they are not as polished as the Jock crew. I think they know that. We can't let it be too boring let them have fun making it. If they don't enjoy what they are doing they may not keep going. Keep going guys has fun!!

Borko

Tend to agree … sound was average but I would rather hear SC insights. I tune in to get ideas and check my plans leading in to next week. You guys are more funny being yourselves I reckon … keep up the good work!

TOPHAWK1

Agreed. That segment was about as funny as a fart in an elevator! Gee wizz. Why not try a Crouching one impersonator, now that could be funny.

Bom Darry

This podcast has just gone downhill..big time.

belly button fluff

I like it. Why keep coming in here and complaining. Go do your own show then and see how that goes. Dare ya!

Jason

Well said belly button fluff

pod

Agree Dom

pod

It is a füΔ‡king shit podcast

Will

Had 150k left from last round, should i trade keeffe (bench) to bonner this week or hold?

Starkingdom

Depends, what other defenders are in your team? Bonner and Howard are options, but Bonner better. Is Keeffe is in your team to swing with Sicily? Might be worth keeping him for that reason.

AuroraBorealis?!

I'd hold this week, Bonner could just be a flash in the pan and just remember that Pittard is still to come back into the squad. Keep a close eye on him vs sydney though.

Shake_n_Bake_

Just go for it! U might have two other corrective trades the week after. Keeffe wont play this week.

dontblushbaby

Jack Graham, unfortunately mid only @ 269k, but huge upside for a stepping, probs should have picked in my starting team at M7

Rhys

Blake Acres vs Jack Steele for supercoach draft forward line?

Acres had a big first game but I'm not sure if he will be consistent or keep it up, any thoughts?

LUKE

Acres

Russty_

Yeah Acres,looked very good, Steele might have become a tagger ugh!

Marty

As a Saints fan I think Acres will step up this year. Good POD as well. Wait another week and decide.

Derek

Everyone is a good POD in draft

Steeeve

Anyone else have the following rookies and worried they will be dropped, stifling our cash generation?
D Fogarty
L Murphy
Any chance they hold their spots?

pod

Prob both gone with big Tex and a few others coming into the side

Finnius

Boys I currently don't have a rookie loophole in my side (brought in Tim English when I saw Kreuzer went down for cover this week). I traded Brodie to Hunter Clarke who gave me a really ordinary 40 – would you be trading him down to a 102k, dpp mid non playing rookie?

I feel like the loophole is worth more than the 100k that Clarke would make me, or should I leave it one more week to see if someone like Murphy (crows) gets dropped? Leaves me exxactly the right amount of money to go Naughton to Bonner as well…

LUKE

Hold

Derek

I don’t think Murphy will get a game this week

BVB21

Murphy has been named

Russty_

Could always do it the ole fashioned way Finn, just pick the captain you believe in the most.

Juzzy

In the same situation Finnius re Kruez, English and no loop.
I am holding under the assumption that a loop or two will appear as some of the rooks get sent back to the 2nds.
If Kruez doesn't get up this week you can still VC the likes of Dusty, Laird, Crouch etc.

Big G

Don't lose faith in this Murphy fella yet. Remember Shane Warne's first Test match?

Flaccid Jaff

Is cox a failure? I heard his 47 was generous. I assumed english would continue to score 20s and play 4 games a seasonbut in a flogging he did ok. I didn't see the game, what role did he play? If he can keep his spot he's deffinitley worth the trade down yeah?

Russty_

English seemed to be giving everything a really good crack, he's put on some muscle, did some good things around the ground, more than can be said for Cox who looked like a Mummy someone just dug up from the sewer of a Pyramid, and it still had bandages over it's face, couldn't take a mark, was slow as fk, and to top it off, elbows a guy in the head on purpose.

Sheila

Cox has been exposed
Unfortunately under pressure he explodes which makes his position a sticky Situation
He may be stiff to miss
He can be rubbed up the wrong way
Due to his large size he is suited to playing in the back pocket

pod

Cox rubbed up the wrong way, not sure you can do that.

Moustachio

He was even more pathetic than last year. He is completely shit at football. He will go far under Bucks.

Benchwarmer

Hey folks – will the Cheat Sheet be making a comeback for this season?

Dice

Hope so bench….and then send it over to south africa

pod

ha good one! I'm a little puzzled at the constant blah blah all over the media about the ball tamp incident, are people dumb thinking this is an isolated event!? Dean Jones is spot on.

Snakebaker

North are building a dynasty team that will shit over the past two premiers (sorry I have to fart when I mention them)
Look out
Come visit me on bigfooty – I am a legend on that page and my word is gospel

Tralist

Dream on

Lazza

Well by the time that dynasty arrives those who played and won the last two flags will be forty years old … so I guess they should sh1t all over them … if they could be bothered travelling to the Roos home ground in Shanghai…..

Russty_

North Narrabeen Boardriders?

Snakebaker

I only bothered with a generic membership this year.

If I am denied access, because some Greenie hipster campaigner found out some k3wl way to manipulate membership packages to milk more money out of supporters, then it will be the last time I ever buy a membership. I'm probably not going to renew next year as it is.