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Round 2 SuperCoach Panic Room

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An actual quote from my team reveal the other week:

“I don’t think he (Laird) can hurt me by not having him in the same way not having Docherty did.” Then Friday night happened…

I’m actually trying out a new strategy this year of hitting absolute rock bottom early because I can only go up from there, right? Right…? *furious whispering* Patch has just informed me that he has hit rock bottom loads of times and no, it does not work like that. Should be a fun year then!

Round 1 was a bit of a mixed bag. Some absolutely massive scores came from members of the Community, an outstanding effort when you consider 6-7 of those were on field rookies. For others, no Danger was always going to suck but he’ll be ready to rock and/or roll this week. Kruze rucking against Grigg was a laugh until he got hurt. Ryder’s achilles injury will force owners into an early trade. Zerrett getting knocked out didn’t help. Zorko put in an absolute stinker and those who put the C on Fyfe wouldn’t have been impressed. I’ve seen teams suck before but the Doggies need to lift in round 2 if they expect to be contenders in 2018.

If you copped a whack in round 1 remember there is a loooooong way to go. Still another week before league games kick off so unless there’s a really pressing issue with your team   (like a Ryder/Libba LTI, or the .8% of coaches that have Docherty for some reason?) I wouldn’t be looking at trading this week. Give your rookies another week, if they make it to round 3 when the price changes start you can be pretty confident of their job security moving forward. Also, don’t be that guy that trades out Nat Fyfe?!?!! #FyfeIsLyfe

THE NEWS

We’ve currently got four confirmed rookies this round. Mitch Crowden; a 117.3k MID/FWD, Adam Cerra – MID – $184.8k, Ed Richards – 135.3k DEF, and Cam O’Shea – DEF – $166k.

Willie Rioli – FWD – $123.9k, Ben Ronke – FWD – $123.9k, Jack Henry – FWD – $123.9k, and Brayden Ainsworth – MID – $117.3k have all been named for Sunday / Monday. If any of these four are confirmed to debut I’ve missed the memo, double check when Sunday teams are confirmed tomorrow night.

For tonight, Adelaide have kept their three debutants from round 1 in Doedee, Fogarty, and Murphy, as well as welcoming back Tex Walker. The Tiges have lost Vlastuin to a delayed concussion but regain Houli.

Friday night footy will give Saints v North – which is probably only exciting if you are a fan of either. Neither side has made changes.

Saturday sees season debuts for Aaron Hall, Matt Scharenburg, Tom Scully and Stephen Hill. Mason Cox is amongst the outs but there’s really nothing SuperCoach relevant about those omitted. Ross Lyon has kept Brayshaw and Banfield in the team despite the two new debutants.

On Sunday, Libba, Crozier, and Ryder make way because of injuries. Robbie Gray and Tom Boyd are the big name inclusions. McKenzie and Trengove could make their debut in Port Adelaide colours

Patrick Dangerfield and Nakia Cockatoo have been named by Geelong. Hawthorn have added four players, Marc Pittonet have a nice JLT series so we’ll see if he can play some games for the Hawks this year.

There’s been no big name rookie culls, Community. You can breathe a sigh of relief in what is a somewhat short ‘news’ section

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

With Post_MaSloane smashing it on Wednesday with his captain’s write-up, space has opened up in the Panic Room for a new segment. The best idea I’ve got is to open myself up to ridicule by highlighting player/s that you need to consider, only to watch them go down in flames horribly in the next round.

“I just don’t trust that guy”

Straight up, I wouldn’t be looking at trading this round. Don’t go chasing rookie s

cores, or that midpricer that scored well this week. Give it another week and wait until they are on the bubble. However, the 12% of coaches that took a punt on Ryder will need to trade. He’ll be out for 4-6 weeks with his achilles blowing up which is far too long for him to sit on your bench. So what do you do?

If you would like to keep your bye structure you’ve only got one option. Jarrod Witts had 25 disposals (21 kicks), 34 hitouts, 7 clearances and 5 tackles on his way to a mammoth 131SC Saturday night. Yes the wet weather did mean there were more stoppages, but a man that stands 209cm has no right to score 131 in what was essentially a pool. He’s seemingly got the first choice ruck position sewn up at Gold Coast.

Goldy and Stef Martin are also good options, but the threat of Preuss and Archie hanging over them makes me nervous. Nic Nat flashed the talent we all know he has, scoring 113 from only 54% TOG. However, that was against Sinclair, and he’s said that his game time will continue to be restricted in the coming weeks.

Need a few more recommendations? Damo is on cheat sheet duties this year and his first one is definitely worth a look right here.

THE UPSIDE DOWN

The information will be turned up to Eleven (heh) as the all-important breakevens will return next week. Barron is dropping his reserves articles again this year and they are much better than anything I can do. If you haven’t already, have a look here

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

It’s Grand Final rematch time! In case Barron has forgotten, Richmond won the last time these two teams met by a cool 48 points. Dusty kicked 2 and had 29 touches, Laird had 27 himself and rumour has it there’s still an imprint of Matt Crouch on the half forward flank of the MCG after Jacob Townsend buried him there on the cusp of half time.

Fantasy Insider has crunched the numbers and come up with the “ideal” lineup for tonight’s clash.

As an eager player of DFS (but not always the best!), here’s a few other selections to consider for your entry.

Toby Nankervis – RUC – $12,650: Big Sauce typically bosses Nank in the ruck (49 and 50 hitouts in his past two games v Richmond), but as we saw last week Nank offers much more around the ground. At almost 2k cheaper I don’t mind paying down in this position.

Paul Seedsman – MID/DEF – $11,400: Pay up for Laird if you like as he enjoys playing against the Tiges (averages 28 disposals in his past 3 v Richmond) but The Seed got the job done last week. Likes a tackle and prefers to kick it – both great for DS scoring.

Jack Graham – MID – $11,550: God I love him. 87DS last week on the back of 13 (THIRTEEN) tackles. If he gets his hands on the ball a bit more his ceiling is huge. Worth a punt I reckon

One of Richmond’s mosquito fleet forwards typically goes off, although neither Butler or Castagna have great recent records against the Crows. Bolton was a disaster last week so I’m not going there again. Mr Brightside himself, Jack Riewoldt – FWD – $11,150, saluted for 100DS last week. Will probably get Talia in a tough matchup, but his forward pressure means he doesn’t need to rely on kicking a bag to score well.

That’s the Panic Room for done another week folks! What are your plans for this week? Trades? Captains? Jump in the comments and tell us what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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StevoRivo

I guess I can reverse trade but Ryder to Witts or NicNat?

BloodyFranklin

NicNat… coz of the hair

Finnius

you can't reverse trade anymore…

StevoRivo

Oops. Guess Nic Nat it is!

SC_Kev7

The rolling lockout is still in place, Post, but if you make a trade now you can’t reverse it

BloodyFranklin

WOOP WOOP

Porkies

Naughton to O’Shea ??

BloodyFranklin

Nah

Krups

Nope

BadgerHoney7

make a call after round 3 on that one, o'shea still has 2 weeks and for me naughton is on the bench, don't wanna change rookies at this stage.

Stirlsy

Wait a week

WoW_Trevor

Can't trust either on field atmo Porkies so like badgerhoney said Naughton will increase in price the week before O'Shea so you can take the $5.25 price increase profit for Naughton and then downgrade to O'Shea

Daniel

I just checked the numbers – he'll need to score about 49-50 to hold his current price. 😀

Hoot

Go Blues!

Saundo

Cripps or Oliver?

Paul

Yes

Paul

Lol

Saundo

Are you retarded?

Russty_

He probably means..both Saundo, maybe Cripps first..save a da money, and a beast.

Gazza

Should I trade Keeffe to Bonner this round or next round?

Pros R2 – If i trade Bonner in now I gain an extra 40-60 points and have two trades for next round in case of injuries

Pros R3 – If Bonner goes bad I can trade Keeffe to someone else but if Bonner goes well i can trade Keeffe to Bonner anyway

redherringfc

hold. Keeffe is an emergency so he may be close. See what happens in teams next week. you may have an injury ext week, so you can bring Boner in anyway. Keeffee may get a run.

It’s a big call saying extra 40-60. Who goes to the bench if you bring Boner in?

redherringfc

Sorry, realised it’s Bonner. Keeffe kept stealing those double letters.

Defying_Madness

Murphy on the bench with the emergency, keep going son so I can take Naughton off.

Finnius

Lachy Murphy star!! If he gets an eighty odd he will make so much dosh at that price.

Russty_

He's a hard working player, and has the right attitude, will be a future star.

The Ranger

Naughton down to Murphy might be a nice correction

Ja191

crouch done for the night hammy

Liam

Can anyone give any insight on whether O’Connor will play on Monday ?

Russty_

I was hoping the same Liam, might not know until Sat night.

Carleton

Yes, he'll play — he makes their best 22.

Starkingdom

I think he might be included only because Harry Taylor is out.

Russty_

Yeow..Matt Crouch done with a Hammy…more carnage to start the year for Crouch owners!

hedski

Yep that's me.

Russty_

Bloody sucks man when the best players in the game go down!

gator59

And me FFS

BVB21

Me too.

Got the VC on dusty so hopefully that makes up for it a bit. Although Lambert is not helping things either

Russty_

When are you back from..the land of only one router Gator?

gator59

Sunday week Russty

Post_MaSloane

Sloane's looking sore as well… Worst case scenario for the crows if they both go down

Marty

Hurts more when i have the vc on him changed from dusty at the last minute

Russty_

Just pick the right C Marty, no worries.

JohnDJ59

Not happy,but will be a good excuse to get either Dusty or Danger in next week.

Finnius

Hugh Greenwood is the next midfield beast. If he got more TOG could easily average 100.

Pete

I agree and wanna see!
But I have a sneaking suspicion that they aren’t playing him that long coz he doesn’t have the tank yet.

Kyle

Crouch looking like a tasty upgrade in a month or 2 hopefully. I picked him as a top 8 mid in the preseason. Never nice to see a quality young player injured

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Crouch and Merrett gonna be cheap.

The Ranger

i flipped a coin between Crouch and Sloane and got Crouch.
Fate sucks as a SuperCoach tactic.

The Ranger

Shoulda picked Gibbs

Kyle

As long as merrett is back to normal scoring now he wont be discounted much. His low score will only be in 1 rolling price change and then will be out so i cant imagine his price being all that cheap.

Crouch however will have an injury affected score in 2 price changes so will be at more of a discount. If he drops to 500k il pick him up in an instant – i started zerrett 🙁

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez was gonna use crowden as a dpp loop for at least the first 6 games but Rosco has put him in this round. Dont know much about him other than he was a good loop option early. Do i put him on deck instead of Fritsch?

Way dusty is going out of the gate may have to trade danger. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤣" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f923.svg"&gt;

Russty_

Nah I'd still bet on Fritsch Trigger…Not good when your never expected to play ..ever player plays lol

Rick Grimes

It's like he's under instructions to run really fast around every play but what ever you do don't touch it.

The Ranger

Aside from SuperCoach relevancy….how good is Fogarty gonna be?!
18yrs old and doesn't take a backward step.

Multi_

Looks a beast doesn’t he what pick did they get him in the draft?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

13 i think
Was touted as a top 3

Multi_

Good get at 13 really like the way he goes about it

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good boy from the bush.
Old fashioned footballer, will go toe to toe with you and has a great action.
Will kick a few snags for the crows.

Russty_

He'll be the natural replacement for Walker…because Walker has always sucked ass.

hedski

They didn't give him Roos number 32 for no reason Ranger. Love the way he goes about it.

The Ranger

Nice pickup Hedski, hadn't spotted that.
Future Mayor of Adelaide maybe….

hedski

Maybe he'll follow the last bloke to wear that number and become the mayor of Geelong?

Marty

His swagger reminds me of Carey

INPieman

He was pick 12. Which was the pick they got for Charlie Cameron. This time last year Darcy Fogarty was favourite for pick 1. He had some great games & some poor ones last year & moved down the draft order. I really wanted the Pies to take him at Pick 6. I thought that would be a bargain. Pick 12 for him is ludicrous. He's better than Rayner

David C

Bit early to make that call about Rayner. Look how Weitering and Schache have dropped off.

GloryDays90

LAMBERT RAGE TRADE TIME!!

Maverick_

everytime his name is even just mentioned my blood pressure rises.. who we trading him to GD90?

Rick Grimes

I might have the cash to go to Buddy. Will also consider Greene, tho a massive flog.

Russty_

A good scoring flog though Rick. .might be worth the risk.

Maverick_

I still have Libba to deal with yet! his trade will dictate who i get for lambert with what $$$ i have left afterward. will be pushing for selwood, cripps or greene next week.

GloryDays90

Will see after this round. Greene is a good target.

Russty_

Doe-bloody Dee looking good again…as solid as rookies come.

BrownlowBoy

I didn't make the same mistake twice and have him on the pine!

Russty_

Nice work BB

Starkingdom

Totally agree Russty, he is a revelation.

Defying_Madness

I bench Naughton to take Murphy's score right?

BrownlowBoy

YES

The Ranger

Above 75 is generally a take from a rookie for mine.

Russty_

These will be the types of games that will bite the Tigers on the ass this year…looked like they didn't want to win all that much.

Finnius

Doedee hits the ton with ten to go!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Lever who??

Russty_

I don't know what you all think, but I think this has been a pathetic effort from the Tigers, not showing anywhere near the intensity that they know they need to show to win the big games, completely un-inspiring game and I'm very disappointed with their effort, and I don't even barrack for them.
They'll finish 9th again this year with that kind of crappish effort.

hedski

Yep put me out of my multi in the first leg.

Russty_

Sons o Bitches!

Multi_

Same here hedski

Lekdog

Bye Kane Lambert

The Ranger

Classic mid pricer pick Lek.
When they come off they're gold but when they don't….

Starkingdom

Same Lek, time to pack his S#it

Rick Grimes

See ya later Lambert.

Hooks

CROUCH NOOOOOOOOOO

Russty_

Yes…an hour and a half ago…nooooo

GloryDays90

Nankervis Is a BEAST: 112
Laird had leather poisoning: 121
Doedee OMG what a rookie he will be: 113

Lambert can go get stuffed

BrownlowBoy

Surely Nank gets off?

Russty_

I don't think there was anything in that BB, looked to me like he was trying to avoid hurting him.

hedski

Hmm, looks like Crouch to Dusty as a no brainer next week for me.

The Ranger

Crouch to Gibbs?

gator59

Looks the way to go Hedski

hedski

Dusty 139 + 150 odd, he's not dropping price anytime soon and I have no tigers.
Gibbs good pod but not in my plans where Dusty was always a target.

gator59

Same here Hedski .. No Tigers yet

INPieman

No brainer trade Hedski. Get it done

Hawks

Went Lambert, his working hard, but just not getting enough of it.

Think he needs to go before next week, maybe downgrade to a rookie, then upgrade Fyfe to Dangerfield (depending on what Fyfe & Dangerfield show us this week).

hedski

Fyfe will go big this week.

Bells

Off to another flyer, VC on Dusty, Laird, and Doodee onfield this time 🙂

TommyC99

Loopholled doedee. Keeffe better not get a game!!!

Derek

I’ve got Murphy with E and O’Conner as my loophole but is on the extended bench for Monday’s game. If O’Conner is named will have play Murray and Finlayson on field.

Happy with Doedee score. Gun.

KSinny

Same here!!

Derek

10 mins before the start of the season i changed from Dangerfield to Dusty.

139 + 160 is really helping me feel ok I don’t have Danger.

SCdonkey

Nice Derek, i toyed with that idea this week. Ryder to Dusty and still had $160K left over to get Danger in Rd 4 to Rd 6. My priority this week was to see if Rocky improves and Danger playing with Gaz.

Might have to get Dusty next round before his price rise if Rocky spuds this weekend. I have $430K in the bank to spend for him and Bonner pending if he has another decent score.

Derek

I’m not that keen on Bonnar. Quite expensive at $257k. Most people have all the rookies they need in defence.

He is a good correction trade.

He might be an option if you have someone like Bell to trade to Bonnar. Swing Finlayson or O’Conner into mids.

At $257k his ROI isn’t as good as the cheap rookies, including Naughton if you already have him.

Russty_

How will you get Danger back in now that he's back in?

Derek

that is the question.

I still have the $165k in the bank from swapping Danger to dusty. I was holding onto that in case one of my other premiums went down I could do one trade to Danger. Hopefully I can get through weekend without any injuries.

At this stage I’m going to roll the dice and not get Danger this week and therefore have a good look at him with Ablett in the team. He plays my Hawks so I’ll be watching him from behind the lounge.

Realistically I won’t be able to get him until my first upgrade, looking at round 5 or 6. I’ve got a few mid-pricers in my team who I could upgrade. Either Mills, Devon, Petracca, Lobb or Shaw. If Danger has a little price drop and the midpricers a little increase, I’m looking at about $250k for trade. I have $165k. First cash cow cull should do it.

I then have the Round 14 bye to deal with.

dontblushbaby

Did you put the VC on Dusty Derek ? With 10 mins before the game I changed to Greene,but might go Billings, I should went with my first thought, but thats SC

Derek

I have stuck with Billings as VC. I can see one of the Sainters going huge against a tiring North team.

I’m a bit surprised with Dusty’s score. His two quick goals that got them back in the game scored him 35 points. Even when game finished he was on 150 but they managed to find him another 10 in a defeated team.

Borko

sounds like a good plan … still a bit early to say, but could be the winning strategy re. Danger (at this stage, you are $100k and 300 points in front!). I kept him, so hoping for a 150 on Monday, but seems unlikely! Will put the C on Mitchell I think.

Derek

The Hawks will have their work to do to stop him. They have Shields how has done the job on him before. Howe is an improving defensive mid and they also Duraye who could put some extra pressure on when he goes forward.

All eyes will be on him. Mostly from the 83% of coaches who don’t have him

Starkingdom

I think the Hawks need to worry about their own game, too many Cats to tag. However the Cats do need to worry about TMitch, not sure who will go to him but someone mentioned Cam Guthrie earlier in the week, he'd be a good choice.

Derek

TMich plays a lot like Ablett. As soon as he has a disposal he is off again, usually running to space. Not sure Guthrie has the legs to run with him.

Maybe TMitch will tag Danger

Shake_n_Bake_

Think Danger will get alot of fwd time first up

Derek

Agree.

Maybe Stratton goes to him

Josh

After stupidly starting with Tom Bell, is it worth using a trade to get rid of him or am I better off taking a score from Garlett/ryan and hoping he earns a spot in the team next week?

WoW_Trevor

He wont drop in price next week Josh so if you have any other holes or cash leakers I'd swap them first

Starkingdom

Dump the spud as soon as you can.

JEL

Also started with Bell, I figure if he is dropped after 1 week his JS isn't that good.
Traded him for Waterman, hope that doesn't bite me. Already have Fritsch, Fogarty & Garlett as my FWD rookies

INPieman

I'd be a little concerned JEL when JJK comes back. Waterman could be the one to make way

JEL

True, though they are showing JJK still 3-4 weeks away, so hopefully Waterman can make a bit of cash and another rookie shows themselves.
I feel like I'm walking a tightrope with a blindfold on while juggling chainsaws with this forward line.

Dogss

I wasn’t going to trade this week, but I ended up swapping bell for bonner via a dpp. Hope it doesn’t bite me in the butt

Browncow

Think he needs to go Josh. Unless you had the VC on Dusty and need a loophole. Put the E on Garlett either way and if he goes ok you could always reassess next week after having another look at the rookies.

Josh

I'm thinking of holding this week and seeing how the likes of bonner, young, howard, and some other mid-pricers go and if they can back up their round 1 scores. Or see if there are any rookies that go big and put their hand up for a spot. Will have to take garlett's score on field though.

Gazza

I gave Laird the VC last night should i loophole his 120 or use Danger or Titch

INPieman

I'd take it to the bank. Not sure how Danger will come out & surely Titch gets an opponent this week

Russty_

I did the same Pie…really is 120 enough? thinking Danger or Titch could still go big..who are you VC-ing this week?

INPieman

Took the VC off Dusty yesterday & gave it to Fyfe. I'd take a 120 from Fyfe right now. Oops

Derek

I took it of Dusty and gave it to Billings.

140 is my new VC cut off. Although I took Dustys 139 last week.

Tibor

Does Titch get a hard tag early? I have my doubts surely Geelong just back their own midfield to get the job done . The advantage Titch has is McEvoy is better than anyone Geelong have in the ruck. Who do Geelong have to play a negative role on Titch because he is such a pure first possession player. I reckon in Scott Selwood abscence they just back Joel to beat Titch to the pill. They limit Titches effectiveness by stopping the outside mid like a JOM. This is where I reckon Collingwood really failed a total lack of defensive pressure not just a failure to sit on Titch. I reckon Titch is a near bullet proof supercoach scorer he will always get plenty but how damaging he is can be limited by stopping the second possession player

Daniel

Agree with pretty much everything you said – except that although McEvoy will get first hand to it, I can see Ablett, Duncan, Danger, and Selwood sharking it a few times.

WoW_Trevor

120 isn't a great captains score Gazza. I wouldn't take it

Tibor

What is the number to look for to take a vc score. I passed on Dustys 139 last week which worked because I had Titch as captain am inclined to bank Dusty this week…surely anything over 150 is a keeper

Holty

130 is the score i look for.

Derek

The C is more about bragging rights than the additional score.

People forget you don’t get double the difference in points.

If you take the 120 and miss out on a 140 as your C, it is only 20pts difference, not 40pts.

Same in reverse.

WoW_Trevor

Hi Tibor, it's hard to say what the minimum score to take as VC/C is but based on last years scores 140 should be the benchmark score. You did the smart thing last week but it takes guts

Tibor

Took the punt based on his previous 50 possession game against the pies. Bucks copped heaps because he didn't go the hard tag option but that is easier said than done especially on a pure ball getter like Titch. They need to all defend and attack now. A tagger costs you and blokes who only run one way cost you now. That is the big problem at the pies they ar all quite similar in that midfield they have talent but lack defensive pressure and Pendles is probably the main offender. Surely just coincidence that bucks played his footy that way too.

Daniel

I'd take it if I was worried about my Captain option but typically, I try to stick to 130+ from my VC.

Tyruddanaut

Doedeeeeeeee

Mike

WHEN YOU PUT THE VC ON DUSTY 10 MINS BEFORE THE GAME

Holty

Nice. Dont have him. Was uncertain how he would back up this year. Think he has answered that.

MRmoMAN

thinking i'm gonna be behind the ball game early with out dangerfield or martin… panicked traded danger during round 1. Is it worth trading merret up to him now? Or should i jump on martin next week before his price rises? IN A SERIOUS PREDICAMENT!!! PLEASE GIVE ME ANSWERS?!?!

Going for overall rank as well by the way.

Cheers the man with the MO

Holty

Id hold for 1 more week. That way you will see how Merrett has recovered from the many hits in the head he had copped in the last 2 months. Also, you get to see how Dangers Hammy is and you can decide between Danger and Dusty. The way Dusty has started though, not sure if anyone would critisize you if you went Dusty.

WoW_Trevor

Dusty will only increase by 10-20k MR

Starkingdom

Easy one, do you want the best player in the league in your side? Dangerfield welcome to my side, bye bye Zorko the once magnificent.

Danger, TMitch, Ablett, Fyfe, Parker, Cogs, Kelly, Holman.. I'm happy with the mids for now : )

BVB21

So I need to do two corrective trades next week.

Crouch and Lambert.

I have all the rookies except Garlett and English.

Is it worth letting them go or should I trade out a rookie on my bench

M – Barry or Banfield
F – Liam Ryan or Z.Giles-Langdon

Garlett thinking of letting go but English goes big again this week will regret it.

SC_Kev7

Good job nailing the rookies, BVB. Crouch definitely needs to go as it will probably be a 3-4 week hammy.

Definitely look at English again, Garlett doesn't offer significant upside compared to the 4 bench rookies you mentioned. Wait and see on Lambert's breakeven, though it probably won't be pretty. Forwards were tough to pick so maybe it's worth jumping on Dev/Trac/Sicily while they're cheapish

Daniel

Crouch isn't a corrective, he's injured.

As for your rookies, you can't have them all so for me, it would take one of the rookies you have tanking (again) and the one you don't have lighting it up.

dontblushbaby

Thoughts on Nanks little indiscretion ? I personally think there wasn't much in it ,but I'm biased as I have him in my team like many others,also happy with his 108

SC_Kev7

He's just a big dopey ruck haha. Didn't look good but I saw it as more momentum carrying him into his back rather than Nank getting in a cheap shot

Holty

Excited about O'Shea. Should be handy for the Blues.

Starkingdom

Another expensive rookie, hope it works out for ya.

Holty

Dont have him yet but what do you consider an expensive rookie?

Starkingdom

Any rookie >$123K

Russty_

Not really a rookie though Stark, he's an experienced player.

Starkingdom

True Russty, true.. how about a reconditioned rookie?

Matt

How the hell did Dustin Martin get 77 points in the second half on the back of 8 possessions and two goals and add on the he gave away at least one free kick ??????

Mike

Dont care im taking his 160 as capt

Holty

Lol.

JugHead

Yep, strange things happen. At 3/4 time I wondered how Laird could have 31 posessions for only 83 SC points.

TommyC99

Laird did butcher the pill a bit. Dusty hardly did anything in the second half and scored 77 is a joke

BlakeyP

Dusty had 25d, 7 tackles and 5 Goals. That is a pretty good game if you as me

BadgerHoney7

same

INPieman

They may have mistaken him for Bont

Wedge

I thought he was over 100 at half time?

TommyC99

Nah 90 odd

BadgerHoney7

Rioli was confirmed at half forward.

Starkingdom

Surprised no mention of how good Rance went last night. The ball was down his way a lot so figures he would be involved in the play. He got spanked by Jenkins but still managed a respectful 99, has to be on the radar as a top defender again with that form. Can't remember what score he was at quarter time but it wasn't pretty.

BrownlowBoy

Gets a lot of points for punches. When you compare his game to Laird, Laird should of scored a lot higher in my opinion. Rance should score 0 for getting dominated by Jenkins.

Starkingdom

Agree on Laird, his score should of been a lot more. I mentioned last night how close Murphy was to Laird at half time (6 points). Rance did take quite a few intercept marks but only laid 2 tackles and had 4 free kicks against so his score is impressive.

INPieman

Throws in turds. If you really want him pick him up when he's really cheap

Derek

He was -2 at quarter time and about 11 at half time

JugHead

Yep. He is a roller coaster. And he will give you an opportunity to get him cheap.

Tooley

Billings or Cripps for the VC?

Starkingdom

Billings avg. vs Norf only 80 odd with a high score of 110. Cripps not much better at 89 avg.

Derek

North are going to be stuffed after last weeks trip to Cairns.

One of the Saints little guys are going to go huge.

Starkingdom

I hope you're right Derek, Billings is in my side : )

WoW_Trevor

Jack Steven 160+

Derek

you might be right Trev. I just know one of the Sainters will junk it up in the last quarter and go huge

WoW_Trevor

I can't decide on the VC between Jack Steven and Buddy Derek. Which do you reckon is more likely to go 150+? Will Buddy turn it on for Sydney or will the Hoff smother him?

Derek

Buddy does very well in a winning team.

I’m not tipping against the swans, but Port will be in the game got along time.

Derek

Just looked up his home vs away stats.

Goals 3.9 home vs 2.1 away.

Frees Against 0.9 home vs 2.9 away.

WoW_Trevor

I'm not so sure about Port Derek, it's the SCG. I'll be watching this game should show whether Bonner is worth getting or will be mid-pack. If he goes well at the SCG against a fast and ferocious Swans foward pack he can go well anywhere

Derek

At least you have Buddy

TOPHAWK1

Its a tough call. I have both Cripps and Billings. I am tempted to stick with Cripps as he is playing against the Suns and should get a huge amount of the pill, but what if Kruezer is a late out? That might change things. Still have Parker, and Fyfe who play later and are both solid VC options should Kruezer miss. The conundrum I have is who to run as captain on Monday? Danger or Titch? Titch might be the safer bet, just in case Danger's hammy flares and does a Matty Crouch mid game. Decisions decisions!!

Derek

Robo is missing for Lions. He would have Tagged Oliver.

Will be either Gawn or Oliver for my C if Billings doesn’t kill it

Shake_n_Bake_

Oliver VC!

TOPHAWK1

Gawn is up against Stefan Martin though. That could impact his scoring a little and would put me off putting the C on him. Billings to Oliver does look solid.

Daniel

I've gone Oliver, hopefully he can still score well with Gawn having a tougher opponent.

hedski

Billings vc into Danger, or if I'm feeling adventurous Billings into Tobias.

Grant The Ant

Would love some feedback for this week:
DEF: Laird, Ryan, Bonner, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keefe, Naughton)
MID: Dusty, Fyfe, Parker, Treloar, Whitfield, Libba, Fiorini, Kelly (Brayshaw, Banfield, Holman)
R: Ryder, Gawn (English)
FWD: Buddy, Cameron, Lambert, Sicily, J.Thomas, Fritsch (Harlett, Giles-Langdon)

Obviously need to offload Ryder and Libba. My trades are:

Ryder > Nic Nat
Libba > Cogs

Any other trades people can suggest?

Starkingdom

Ant those trades are good although there's a concern on NicNat's TOG%. I don't mind the choice but others will probably call you on that one. Cogs is an excellent swap for Libba.

Finnius

Ryder to Nic Nat will bank you enough cash to go Libba to Cripps -> I'd be doing that.

TOPHAWK1

Doedee on field both weeks for an 86 and 115. He is averaging 100.5 if you dont mind. I am going to look forward to his BE this week. Murphy on the bench but who cares! Both are going to make some huge cash in coming weeks. Last year it was Andy Otten, and this year it looks like DOEDEEEE! Gotta love those Crows back line rooks.

INPieman

Won't take Crows fans long to forget about Lever the way hes going

Starkingdom

So true! And got to love his name Dude Eh

BrownlowBoy

Who is Lever?!

Derek

Talia was a bit injured and Doedee was everywhere in the second half. Was on 47 at half time and I was thinking i’ll Take 80.

I went safety and had E on Murphy. Depends if O’Conner plays or not if I can take his 80. He did good with only 10 touches. His 2 goals should get him a game next week.

Russty_

The Dude is the man!..might get the rising star this week too 🙂

JEL

I'll wait and see how Naughton goes this week, but Naughton -> Murphy is on the cards before the price rise.
Already have the Dude on field.

Derek

Good idea to wait. Murphy might be lucky to get a game next week.

CheekyNandos7

Will Barry be playing this week?

JugHead

Mulling over 2 corrective trades for next week…
Rayner down to Garlett.
LDU up to Cogs.
Thoughts………?
Also, now with 2 sub 50 scores from Fogarty (Adel), is he a hold or a cull?

Cyriledagain

Appreciate some thoughts with my team.
Assuming Crouch misses several weeks do I trade him and to whom considering byes?
I'm sure Kreuzer will be a late withdrawal, cant see them risking him so early in the season. Do I hold or trade? Nic Nat obvious choice because of byes but he is a risk with the injuries.
Am considering Fogarty (cats) and Bonner as corrections but Crouch and Kreuzer take precedence.

DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Murphy, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Keefe, Naughton)
MID: TMitch, Fyfe, Cripps, Kelly, Crouch, ,Coniglio, Kelly, Brayshaw (Barry, Banfield, Holman)
R: Kreuzer, Gawn (Olango)
FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Petracca, Fritsch (Garlett, Ryan)

Derek

The good thing is that Carlton play before both WCE and dogs. If Kruzer misses you will need to trade Olango to English to avoid donut.

Wait for news on Crouch. If more than 2 weeks you might need to trade him. After next week, the Crows have 4 out of 5 games at Adelaide Oval, it would be good to have him for them.

If you had to trade, Crouch to Parker looks good, same bye round

JohnDJ59

I'm looking at trading Crouch to either Dusty or Danger next week.

Derek

just Read that Kruzer is in “Some doubt” to play. They will wait until the last minute to decide

I thought it was a hammy problem, but I read it is his groin

Shake_n_Bake_

Not sure he gets up. Suns at home they played in those conditions in Cairns.

Browncow

Think you might be right. Hope he doesn’t play. Rather miss him for one than five weeks if he reinjures