The full moon is upon us and the Teen Wolf has well and truly arisen.  

Nathaniel Fyfe was simply irresistible for Fremantle on Saturday and must be strongly considered as a captaincy option every time the Dockers play in Perth.

The SuperCoach beast looked like the Fyfe of old yesterday, you know, the one who averaged 120+ in consecutive seasons.

If he keeps his current form going, he will challenge Danger, Dusty and TMitch for the number one SC scorer of 2018.

The Heroes

The perfect physical specimen that is Nat Fyfe (160 SC) finished with elite stats of 38 possessions, eight tackles, 24 contested possessions and 14 clearances in Freo’s convincing win over the Suns. He looked ominous last week and the scary thing is he’s only just starting to hit his straps. Get on board now.  Tom Mitchell (149 SC) continued his exceptional 2018 form with another 40+ touch match. He finished with 42 disposals, eight tackles and 12 clearances and remains by far the game’s best ball magnet.

Brodie Grundy (154 SC) proved he can go big even with Mason Cox in the Magpies’ side. He finished with 25 possessions, 32 hit outs and eight tackles in a standout ruck performance. Teammate Steele Sidebottom (134 SC) and opponent Marc Murphy (127 SC) also found plenty of pill in the middle.

If you’re after a good point of difference, then consider Jarryd Lyons (138 SC) and Jack McRae (131 SC) in the midfield. The pair are leading the Suns and Dogs’ onball brigades at the minute and look set to continue their high output.

Other significant scores: Jon Patton (159 SC), Callum Sinclair (152 SC), Lachie Hunter (142 SC), Bailey Williams (139 SC), Sam Gray (132 SC), Jared Polec (130 SC), Jesse Hogan (125 SC).

The Villains

Bloody hell, what in earth happened to Elliott Yeo (27 SC)? In a bizarre game, he barely touched the ball in the first three quarters, before having an impact for the Eagles late when the match was on the line and earning almost all of his 27 points in the final term.

Contested bulls Clayton Oliver (75 SC), Rory Sloane (78 SC), Joel Selwood (78 SC) and Lachie Neale (77 SC) were all quiet after receiving some extra attention in the midfield, while Max Gawn got the better of big man Todd Goldstein (57 SC).

Tom Lynch (67 SC) failed to replicate last week’s heroics, while Jack Billings (54 SC) reflected his side’s poor performance. Heath Shaw (69 SC) was always going to taper off at some point while teammate Tim Taranto (49 SC) could be a classic mid-price trap.

Lachie Whitfield (64 SC) was also touched up by Sydney which hurt those that started him as a point of difference.

The Redeemers

Brisbane tall Stefan Martin (154 SC) produced a herculean effort against a Port Adelaide side lacking a genuine ruckman. He finished with 30 disposals, 14 of them contested, seven marks, seven tackles and a massive 49 hit outs.  

Forward pair Luke Dahlhaus (113 SC) and Sam Menegola (128 SC) both were exceptional after lacklustre starts to the season.

 

The Prodigies

Collingwood half back Sam Murray (95 SC) was the pick of the rookies as he cemented his long-term job security with a brilliant performance for the Pies, with his speed and run-and-carry a standout.  Geelong defender Jack Henry (93 SC) proved to be the surprise packet, while teammate Tim Kelly (90 SC) didn’t disappointed yet again.

West Coast excitement machine Liam Ryan (88 SC) dazzled again but come off late with an ankle injury. Adelaide’s Tom Doedee (85 SC) looked at home in defence again, as did Gold Coast hardnut Nick Holman (82 SC) in the midfield.

Bulldog Ed Richards (81 SC) looks to have a bright future in defence and is on the bubble this week, while Giant Jeremy Finlayson (77 SC) got the job done again. Tim English (76 SC) was better after having a down match last week, while aggressive Geelong forward Esava Ratogalea (74 SC) looked really good for the Cats in their loss to the Eagles.

There were a host of other rookies that perform well including Jack Waterman (72 SC), Mitch Crowden (72 SC), Lachlan Fogarty(70 SC), Jarrod Garlett (69 SC), Bailey Banfield (69 SC), Nick Coffield (66 SC), Lachlan Murphy (63 SC), Cameron Rayner (63 SC) and Jack Higgins (63 SC).

Other rookie scores: Bayley Fritsch (59 SC), Harry Morrison (54 SC), Adam Cera (53 SC), Paddy Dowe (49 SC), Will Rioli (40 Sc), Dom Barry (39 SC), Jaidyn Stephenson (33 SC), Andrew Brayshaw (32 SC), Daniel Venables (23 SC), Cameron Polson (16 SC).

The Damned

Gary Ablett (92 SC) was flying before he pinged a hamstring early in the last term against West Coast. Will provide the ideal launching pad for his owners to upgrade to Patrick Dangerfield (100 SC), who was quiet by his standards.

Patch’s homeboy Zach Merrett dropped a few turds in our sides – round one with the concussion, and now round three with an insipid performance. Do we trade him? Probably not but boy will there be people wanting to.

How did you go this round, community?

 

 


646 Comments

Gibbs · 08/04/2018 at 22:24

Used just the 1 trade so far. Considering Trading A. Bradshaw for Richards via DPP so I can field Murray, Doedee and then FInalyson as now Sicily is back can only field 2 of those 3!

Is the trade worth the 80 K and Extra points a Murray gives me on field compared to Bradshaw/ my other mid rookies!

    Lachlan Murphy · 09/04/2018 at 07:27

    Yes

ATeam12345 · 08/04/2018 at 22:25

Hopefully get to hold Ablett as he'll be a massive POD

    Sc_Wow · 08/04/2018 at 23:51

    Yeah you’ll probably be one of a very select few that wants to hold 600k on the bench for 3/4 weeks. At least he will be back in time for that round 14 bye

    Marcus · 09/04/2018 at 00:56

    You will lose too many points during the 8+ weeks he will be out due to soft tissue injuries this year! I’d trade to a more consistent player

Ahmad rubas · 08/04/2018 at 22:27

Any specify taggers people should watch out for when putting the VC or C on a premo midfielder. I'm hearing a lot about Ben Jacobs from the community so far anyone else in particular to look out for or just jacobs?

    JJJ · 08/04/2018 at 22:33

    Bailey Banfield has tagged Merret and Hall out of games

    Harry · 08/04/2018 at 23:34

    Ben Jacobs, avoid trading in premium's playing North that week

    Stirlsy · 08/04/2018 at 23:36

    Jacobs is by far the best tagger, Scooter can tag for cats if needed

    BigShaq · 09/04/2018 at 01:10

    Definitely be Ben Jacobs has been the standout tagger so far this year did great jobs on Lyons, Ross and Oliver so far. While hurting them the other way.

    Northerner · 09/04/2018 at 04:40

    The other one who does a job is Hutchings from the Eagles. He did a good job on Danger up till half time and then not sure what happened. Structures changed a lot in the third quarter. Great game. Both teams could take away a lot given Geelong’s injuries. If Ablett hadn’t gone down, probably see a different result.

LEN · 08/04/2018 at 22:33

Thanks again! This site has been helping play in a league I hardly watch but want to make the top 8 this year, for once in my league of all Australians and I am the only Canadian with one Kiwi.

    AlbertonOval · 09/04/2018 at 07:14

    Good luck Len, hope you're enjoying the cut and thrust of AFL mate

Bald&theBeautiful · 08/04/2018 at 22:34

Decided Kreuzer has to go – too expensive for what he's putting out (all with that injury cloud hanging around). I also really wanted to take a punt on Blakely this season, but after a less than stellar start it's time to make room for a proven performer.

Kreuzer to NicNat
Blakely to MacRae – how the 2nd ranked player overall only has 2% ownership absolutely boggles my mind. Who cares if he's not DPP anymore, he's a jet.

    John · 08/04/2018 at 23:35

    Why anyone would trade Kreuzer is beyond me. Don't complain come round 14 you've got no trades left

      Sc_Wow · 08/04/2018 at 23:54

      Why didn’t you start with him if you think so highly of him?

        John · 09/04/2018 at 08:00

        I did you sputnik

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 08:09

          Calm down John. Talking to B&B in reference to Macrae

            Keats · 09/04/2018 at 17:54

            https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.urbandictiona… text right here!

              redherringfc · 09/04/2018 at 20:46

              I take it that it’s the definition about potatoes and not the one about satellites.

                Mkeats · 09/04/2018 at 22:13

                Either or… Read on…lol…should be grateful he wasn't labelled a Santorum.. I reckon you and John would be great at playing Cards Against Humanity!

        Bald&theBeautiful · 09/04/2018 at 10:21

        What kind of question is that? I didn't start with him because he just didn't fit into my team. I think very highly of Titch likewise, and he's also not in my team because he didn't fit either. What's your problem?

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 10:26

          Thats probably the case for others aswell hence the 2% ownership. It’s not really mind boggling. Would love to know how your team is going if Blakely fits in your team and tich doesn’t

            Bald&theBeautiful · 09/04/2018 at 11:49

            Sure, I'll bite, I'm all for a robust discussion. This is after trading out Kreuzer and Blakely, about $70k in the bank:
            Laird, Savage, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
            Dusty, Macrae, J Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, T Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Garlett)
            Gawn, NicNat (Olango)
            Heeney, McLean, D Smith, C Curnow, Fisher, Christensen (Ryan, Fritsch)
            I started with cheapies like Coniglio and Blakely to bank $200k to help bring Danger in later on. I really like Blakely and think he could breakout after his strong finish last season, thus his inclusion. But after seeing Macrae burst out of the blocks I'm thinking f*** it, Blakely just didn't do enough to hold his spot in my team. With how cookie-cutter SC is, surely you can appreciate taking a few punts here and there right?
            Currently ranked 9018 – not setting the competition alight but I'm happy. You?

              Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 11:59

              Yeah but within reason. You had a plan to bring danger in, a risky plan and now you’ve strayed off because Macrae looks good. It’s going to be very hard for you to be competitive without danger and tich. Did you chase fisher too?
              Not trying to get a ‘bite’ just pointing out obvious flaws in your comments.
              I’m around the 1.1k mark atm

                Bald&theBeautiful · 09/04/2018 at 14:15

                I do see your point, starting with Blakely was risky. After 3 rounds I've decided to cut my losses and ditch him for Macrae. Do you think that was a bad move? Should I have backed in Blakely for longer? I mean it's pretty much just a late corrective trade.

                You're pretty much on the money with Fisher though 😅 he's still going to make money like a rookie and will score better than one, but yes I was sucked in just a bit. Credit where credit is due 😅 well done on the rank, good luck cracking the 1k 👍

                  Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 14:22

                  I should be in there next week, have had danger from the start and he will only get better.
                  Not really a corrective now there has been a price change, you want to be making money, not buying guys once they go up.
                  You’ll score more next week than you did this week but in the long run you’re going to struggle if you keep chasing playing and don’t stick to well thought out plans

hedski · 08/04/2018 at 22:35

Another crappish performance by my side again, just got Ryan in this week so my bad luck continues.
If he's out for a while I'm going Ryan to Henry (should hold his spot with Guthrie going down) or Crowden (like the DPP) and punting Brayshaw for Titch.
God my side looks better with Titch in it.

    Daisy · 08/04/2018 at 23:08

    You can't pay $687k for a bloke, no matter how good he's going. I'll play the patience game and wait for him to drop an ordinary one and get him for $600ish later!

      Sc_Wow · 08/04/2018 at 23:47

      You’ll be waiting all season for that price

        SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 09:19

        I did that patience thing last year with Doc until now still waiting to get Doc into my team. The way Titch is playing good luck those of getting him in.

      AlbertonOval · 09/04/2018 at 07:29

      Titch gets so much of the pill he has pretty much got leather poisoning. I really cannot see him dropping anywhere near 600k this season

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/04/2018 at 11:42

      20 games over 100 last year
      The guy hust keeps delivering
      As consistent as they come now kicking it more and bagging a snagga each week
      Might be a long wait

      Titch · 09/04/2018 at 11:44

      Oh yes you can

      Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:27

      You could get extremely lucky and save 50K, this may not happen till round 17, so what's the friggin point you miss his scoring all year.

      You lock the guns in there are 4 you need in the midfield, Danger, Titch, Fyfe and Martin it's just that simple. If all 4 are fit they will be in a contest for the brownlow!

        Snoop Dogg · 09/04/2018 at 14:29

        finaly wake up did ya stoner?

          Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:35

          No about to go to bed actually 😉

            Snoop Dogg · 09/04/2018 at 14:37

            for shizzle ma nizzle

              Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:41

              ooh-ee

        Rocksta · 09/04/2018 at 18:24

        I have all 4. This game is about scoring points, and to do that you need the best players.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:28

      I tried that theory last year and couldn't get Titch into my side until about round 17 lol, so good luck waiting for his price to go down.

    Stirlsy · 08/04/2018 at 23:39

    Ryan should be ok just a rolled ankle by look of it.

      Browncow · 09/04/2018 at 00:45

      I hope so. Was going to play him on field this week for Merrett. Sorry Patch.

      joe444 · 10/04/2018 at 13:43

      No, the West Australian is reporting today that he's stuffed. "extended period" off the field.

    NEIL DEMONS DELIGHTn · 09/04/2018 at 11:29

    Tich may face BUGG this week The dees will do due diligence with him and tag him

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/04/2018 at 11:44

      Cant tag titch
      Many have tried as he is the #1 mid at the hawks almost all failed he is too clean in and under.

    The Ranger · 09/04/2018 at 11:39

    Yeah same here Hedski, I seem to have the knack of picking up every turd that's been dropped so far this season whilst dropping a few of my own just to make it worse.
    Venables, Stephenson and Brayshaw…not sure I've ever had three scores below 40 before!

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 12:42

    Hang in there Hedski, I've had 6 injuries in first 3 weeks. Plus the flog being suspended.

      Benny · 09/04/2018 at 13:18

      lol you suck

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 13:21

        1000$ I finish higher overall. Put your money where your mouth is bitch!

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 18:30

          Well that shut him up

          Benny · 09/04/2018 at 18:32

          You're already making excuses for your rubbish team Sixty6 so why not make it 10k? You know as well as we all do that you'll be running away and silent when your team is still outside the top 15,000 after the byes.

            SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:40

            Still outside 15k come the byes? Haha Benny boy you got no idea. Done 10 thousand cash I finish higher overall than you. Don't run away little bitch.

            Highly doubt a peasant like you would follow through with the deal. Your under some alias that can go into hiding anytime. I'm here and will never be silent.

Crowboy94 · 08/04/2018 at 22:36

Have used 1 trade so far this year which was Lambert to Mclean which worked wonders! Now wanting to trade Merrett so BAD!!!

    BVB21 · 08/04/2018 at 22:38

    Don’t do it. IF you wanted to do it you had to do it last week.

      PeteB · 08/04/2018 at 22:46

      Agree. You won’t get value if you trade now. He’ll come good in the next couple of weeks.

    AlbertonOval · 09/04/2018 at 06:28

    Got to hang tough i think, He's spunked 86k of my hard earned this week but I have faith in him coming back

      scrotum · 09/04/2018 at 09:02

      Traded merret after lots of thought to cogs ,and now happy.
      If zac comes good il gladly get him back

    HammerTime · 11/04/2018 at 12:18

    Why? You picked him for a reason.. he was knocked out early in one game and dons played shit on the weekend. He is a premium midfielder have some faith bra

JJJ · 08/04/2018 at 22:39

Billings… From what i saw last week he is playing forward with little time through the middle. Considering how the saints are playing is it time to jump off?

    Krups · 08/04/2018 at 23:13

    Im getting rid of him to McLean

      Sam · 08/04/2018 at 23:36

      LOL

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 08:14

      You’re not progressing to full premo doing sideways trades like that

        BVB21 · 09/04/2018 at 08:46

        Maclean looking like a premo player this year. Spending a lot of time in midfield in a poorly performing team.

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 08:49

          Yeh that’s why I started ed with him(McLean), everyone was loving billings after round 1, it’s a long game don’t chase points

            Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:21

            Exactly, or you'll end up buying players at peak prices rather than cheap.

        Wombaaat · 09/04/2018 at 10:06

        Are you saying that you think Billings will be a premo FWD at seasons end and Macrae wont?

          Wombaaat · 09/04/2018 at 10:06

          McLean wont. Thinking Macrae for Danger

            Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 10:10

            Nah I think McLean will. The aim of the game is to make cash upgrade your rookies and get a full premium side. I’d see a sideways trade slowing that process down.
            Probably not much point in explaining this to someone who is thinking of trading danger

            Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:21

            Joking?

    Dan · 08/04/2018 at 23:53

    He played up the ground this weekend but got alot of handballs cos of pressure…Saints just suck ass! I'm holding him.

    NEIL DEMONS DELIGHTn · 09/04/2018 at 11:36

    Think you are wrong on this one WOW Billings was a bad choice for many and needs to be moved =Trades are premium but I cant see the point keeping billings like Shaw last year. A downwards trade would be better but other than Fisher who There's a first time for all WOW I disagree respectfully cheers

      Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:23

      I know what you mean these moves SOMETIMES have to be done but I'm not sure this is one of those times, he has no role change does he? And he's 100% fit? Hold.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 14:33

      I don’t have him but I wouldn’t be trading. He’s show he can score well, 133 rd 1. I had Hibberd in my team but am going to stick with it. Just feel if you’re going to trade billings out for a reduced price, to a player that’s increased in price you’re putting yourself behind the 8 ball

    Ricardo · 09/04/2018 at 12:38

    Achieve full premo first, then worry about under-performing premos.

John · 08/04/2018 at 22:58

What to do with armo have 184k and could downgrade Ryan as his injured im thinking
Armo to macrae and Ryan to Henry?

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:38

    That would work fine. I'm doing the same downgrade, but I'm only using one trade this week since I have 28 left

Sc_Wow · 08/04/2018 at 23:04

2318 this week

    AlbertonOval · 09/04/2018 at 07:10

    Solid work, well done

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 08:11

      Cheers, bit down on last week, still moving up the rankings though, closing on the top 1k

        Derek · 10/04/2018 at 10:10

        Good rank Trev. It’s thining out at the top.

        One dumb mistake by me, put Venables on field instead of Ryan. Cost 70pts and about 2k in ranking positions.

        Dropped to around 4K.

          Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 10:17

          Yeah I messed up with the non vc on Fyfe I could be in the top 100. Names not Trev.

            Dev · 10/04/2018 at 23:05

            God work Trev

              Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 23:16

              Names josh bud

                Russty_ · 11/04/2018 at 01:11

                Dev thinks you're a God Josh..high praise indeed! 🙂

    Iridium192 · 09/04/2018 at 21:37

    2359

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:39

      Nice work man.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 21:39

      Cool where’s that put you overall

lachy · 08/04/2018 at 23:14

Got ryan in this week he better be back and not injured otherwise im going to start pulling the trigger on every shithouse player. Don't have the cash to upgrade Ablett to Danger either..

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:36

    It doesn't look good for him. He hurt both his ankle and his knee during the fall and had to be carried off almost completely

    Iridium192 · 09/04/2018 at 21:38

    You better get that AK47 out Lachy, done for 6 minimum

SamC · 09/04/2018 at 00:03

Is mcgovern from eagles worth trading?

Suggestions and thoughts please?

    Ostrich farm · 09/04/2018 at 08:17

    Not yet. I have him because I thought the ball would be down the WCE back half more this season and he is a great reader of the play. I noted he came off towards the end of the round 2 game with his left arm dangling.? Was he 100%? I have been fortunate because of the 14 initial ‘premiums’ I selected he has been the worst and injuries only to rookies, but, there is a long way to go.

    Tdob · 09/04/2018 at 15:50

    McGovern owner here too, want to rage trade but I'm giving him one more week. Scores decent from small disposals but getting too small disposals. Barrass and hurn seem to be stealing his tons :((

Rick Grimes · 09/04/2018 at 05:52

Merrett has a career average of 116 v Port. I'll hold. Simply has to come good.

    AlbertonOval · 09/04/2018 at 06:58

    If trade now you have realised his price drop, His BE is 150 odd so he probably has a bit more to drop before he hopefully recovers some coin

    Mackap · 09/04/2018 at 08:18

    He is playing as if he is still concussed!!!!!

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:35

    I'm thinking of picking him up soon.

      Marty · 09/04/2018 at 18:05

      Gutsy move. He's too inconsistent this year for me.

        JamiesNinjas13 · 09/04/2018 at 18:47

        It's not gutsy, its supercoach. You sell off your max out rookies and buy cheap under performing premiums who start to pick up form.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 18:37

      Won’t go near him this year

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:38

        Lol @Wow

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 19:14

          Or ever again

Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 07:02

Cog in for billing’s?

Swing Walters down back again?

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:35

    Hold Billings. His team is the issue at the moment; after they improve, he will score like round 1.

StevoRivo · 09/04/2018 at 07:37

Lamberts been poor. Improving but will struggle to even finish at F6.

Best trade option? Have Heeney, Smith & Petraca already.

Thinking Robbie Gray or Toby McLean. Any others?

Have $125k cash & 29 trades.

Thoughts please?

    Crowboy94 · 09/04/2018 at 08:06

    McLean

    Morbid · 09/04/2018 at 08:19

    Gray by a street

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:34

    McLean has assumed a new role this year, going through the midfield more often. He's a fantastic player and valuable for the Bulldogs.
    Robbie Gray is a better player, in a better team, playing up forward. His move to the midfield, assumed by many people during the preseason, is not evident and with Rockliff also rotating through, he is likely to stay as a deep forward.

    yaboyazza · 09/04/2018 at 09:37

    McLean has been playing as a follower these last 3 weeks and been attending a lot of center bounces which is a good sign for his scoring, looks like a good option.

    Hayden · 09/04/2018 at 14:34

    I'd hold off on Robbie until his Round 10 bye. Trade Lambert for Gray then to avoid a bye week.

      Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:40

      This is the way, an extra player score is worth a lot more than people think.

        StevoRivo · 09/04/2018 at 20:01

        Thanks Whatya” – true, but Grays price goes up while Lamberts falls based on early form. I do though get the round 10 issue. With the likely injury to Ryan, now need to wait and re-assess until later this week. Lambert could however improve with Prestia and Caddy coming back. I reckon he’s heading back to a mid 80s average.

    Iridium192 · 09/04/2018 at 21:39

    Walters

Moosehead · 09/04/2018 at 08:30

Thanks Big Carl. Love your work and appreciate it.
I really enjoy the comments by the sensible contributors of the SC community like Derek, Pieman etc.
(New SCers must differentiate between sense and crap written by seemingly 14 year old keyboard warriors)
Last year, an eminent SC contributer went to a great deal of trouble armed with his statistical analysis about the death of ruckmen. I think it was based on less rotations and stoppages. Amazing ruck scores once again in round three.
Now my friend. Own up. Who was it?

    Rick Grimes · 09/04/2018 at 08:41

    But they were right last year. Ruck scores weren't excessive. Think more solo rucks this season also helping. Plus a plethora of gun mids getting on the end of their handiwork.

      Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:31

      Not exactly. Rucks are playing much more like a fourth midfielder now; last year they were only there for the hit-outs. Look at Nic Nat, Kreuzer, Grundy, Blicavs, Nankervis and Big Boy. Out of all the games I've watched this year, these players have stood out to me.

        Moosehead · 09/04/2018 at 09:45

        Can you remember who did the analysis Rick or Tyra? Good rucks are vital for SC. Aren’t we looking for set and forget rucks!

          Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 11:04

          This website has always promoted a set and forget in the Ruck line. I can’t really remember who it was but I remember the analysis

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 09:48

        Stoppages this year are about same as last year, about 75-80 a game. Down from about 85-90 two years ago.

        All the talk last year was about second ruckmen and how it affects the #1.

        With the death of the red/green vests, it was thought it would be the return of the second ruck, but that hasn’t happened.

        You are spot on with the ruck becoming a midfielder and the good rucks are getting 20 disposals a game

    Scouser · 10/04/2018 at 18:12

    Change in the 3rd man up rule has seen rooks come back significantly this year, that's the key difference there I reckon.

Will · 09/04/2018 at 08:37

Gray, Mclean or Walters?

    yaboyazza · 09/04/2018 at 09:51

    McLean has been playing as a follower these last 3 weeks and been attending a lot of center bounces which is a good sign for his scoring, him and Walters seem like the best option here, however, that late injury is a big concern and we'll have to wait and see what comes from it.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 10:13

      Who got injured?

        Rapid growth · 09/04/2018 at 10:33

        Walters hurt his hand late in game.
        I just think you watch the games and work out who is the better footballer Walters v Billings v Heeney would say Billings is not as good as the other two on pure ability!
        So maclean is going to end up top 8 mid also at this point Billings in poor team will not .

    Will · 09/04/2018 at 14:03

    Or Franklin?

    NoLanguage · 09/04/2018 at 20:37

    Walters

Da Boysh · 09/04/2018 at 08:39

the fact that I CANNOT see the projected price movement on the team page for my players without going into analyser is really grinding my effing gears.. why would they change that it makes no sense!

    Rhys · 09/04/2018 at 11:30

    Team view in the app seems to work, but yeah generally speaking the app and website seem to get worse each year.

    Beezneez · 09/04/2018 at 14:53

    If you're talking about the phone app. When you are looking at player details scroll down to the page showing upcoming fixtures. Next to the low score heading are two little green dots – press them and it brings up projected prices etc,

      Beezneez · 09/04/2018 at 14:59

      It's even easier on a computer as the whole page of a player's projections is displayed but you can only look at individual players. I re-read your comment and realise that you are probably wanting to look at your whole team's projections at once – analyser is the only way to do that – think that has always been the case.

RIP jock · 09/04/2018 at 09:12

SC talk, poohs all over this website. They already have some handy breakevens up if anyone keen.

    SW Roosters XXX · 09/04/2018 at 13:17

    No one forces you to be here and use the site mate…..

    Trot on over to SC Talk – yo won't be missed…..

      Tim · 09/04/2018 at 13:21

      and they are more friendly with no losers like Ruusty and suxty6

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 13:24

        Suck it up princess. Do they tell you your team is awesome when your ranked 50k? You flipping spud. Give up because it's pointless you even participating.

          Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 13:27

          50k is a bit genorous, usually you don’t round to the nearest 50, and therefore he is 70k

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 13:23

    That's what SC gold is for you peasant. Keep searching for those recycling cans flog.

      Tim · 09/04/2018 at 13:35

      see hes super friendly

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 13:56

        Got no time for idiots Tim. You clearly fit that title. Wanna bag this site because you got advice that you couldn't handle

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 13:36

    Fork out $20 and get BE for yourself. This site offers a lot more discussion than SC talk. I only give my advice to this page, and these guys will be first to know about the podcast

    Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:17

    Trying to buy friends with breakevens? haha

Petracconaldo · 09/04/2018 at 09:13

Trying to figure out who the must have rookies are this week but i cant find any who stand out. Should i hold onto Clark and/or D.Fogarty for now until a rookie with good JS appears?

    David C · 09/04/2018 at 15:21

    Ed Richards looks ok down back, swing Finlayson into the mids.

TOPHAWK1 · 09/04/2018 at 09:26

Its Monday morning, and chilled out after the weekend dramas. Its finally trade time. Got 30 trades and am looking to downgrade Andrew Brayshaw. The guy could only manage 32 SC on the weekend and his BE is probably already around 40. Looks like a slow burner. I am seriously considering Mark O'Connor from Geelong IF he is named. Why? Because Zach Guthrie and Ablett are both down and will likely miss weeks. I like his DEF/MID DDP. He can swing nicely with Finlayson. He has played only one game, but was impressive with 62 SC. If he is named to play, it is still slightly risky going a week early, but I reckon he could retain his place with Geelong's mounting injuries. Who else is considering bringing O'Connor in if he named this week?

    yaboyazza · 09/04/2018 at 09:49

    I like your thinking but I reckon you're better off not pulling the trigger and going Brayshaw to O'Connor early. I highly doubt Brayshaw won't make his BE, so if you wait another week he'll go up in price by a bit for extra profit. Is there any reason to go a week early on the trade? If you wait you get more $$ and you can make sure O'Connor is confirmed to play his third game.

    Hornet · 09/04/2018 at 09:54

    Yes, Hawk. I also have 30 trades and looking fwd to ‘Silly Sicily’ returning. I have O’Conner along with Finlayson but both in defence with no DDP in my mids. I don’t have DDP in my mids either which would have been handy for me at the weekend.
    I think you are right about getting O’Conner into your mids but what if Brayshaw is selected again. If he is dropped I will trade him but want to have another look at Higgins M/F but his JS is Suss given the Tigers fwd depth.

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 13:25

    I’m holding for a week. His break even sits at 31 and he has never gone that low before. Even if he gets 31 then it won’t matter and I can get in Higgins next week

    Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:15

    Breaking the bubble rule will only bring carnage. Supercoach gods are rubbing their hands together when they see moves like this, for they are spiteful pricks.

Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 09:28

The number of redeemers this week! Bontempelli, Hibberd, Dahlhaus, Menegola, Martin, O'Meara, Mills, Vlaustin, Daniel

And it's exciting to see some new talent coming through. Henry was electric during the Geelong v West Coast game and Higgins knows how to kick a snag or two. Once he gets some set shots under his belt, he'll be one of the best forwards in the league; or he might just move into the midfield. Esava was one of two players, next to Ablett, who kept Geelong's chances alive during the first half. But after that he was invisible. Geelong will work on his endurance and in a few years, he might be the next Buddy Franklin.
I doubted Liam Ryan, but he is a superstar. He's better than many first round picks, yet his age turned the teams away. Same with Kelly, although his first half was one to forget.

That reminds me, what to do with Ryan?
I'm thinking that I'm going to hold him this week unless Lobb is out, injured. Then I will trade him to Henry – or Higgins? – and pocket the cash.

Thoughts?

    TOPHAWK1 · 09/04/2018 at 09:40

    Henry and Jack Higgins are definately on the radar to replace Ryan if that ankle keeps him out for more than 2 weeks. Henry slightly ahead as he is on the bubble whilst we still get another look at Higgins. Just a matter of waiting to see how bad that ankle strain is before making any moves. Cheers mate.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 10:15

      Crowden is 117k dpp with a 73 in his scoring, not a bad option

        Scouser · 10/04/2018 at 18:27

        Indeed, and on my radar…just not sure I could handle another Ross the Boss Freo player in my team, (already have Fyfe, Banfield, Walters), not to mention Ryan looking very good in defence there also. Saying that though he does look like he's misplaced his tinker keys somewhere with everyone there pretty much playing their expected roles.

    Ruusty TopHawk Wow · 09/04/2018 at 10:11

    tyrenaughty me think you talky talky to much, you be quiet now. ok bye

      Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 11:08

      Real funny, much humour was mentioned in this comment. I wish I would stop laughing but I physically can’t or I might die

yaboyazza · 09/04/2018 at 09:33

Haven't used a trade yet, Grundy has proved he can score well even with Cox in the side, not sure if:

1. Keep big Kreuz
2. Kreuz > Grundy
3. Kreuz > Another ruckman

Thoughts everyone? Cheers.

    Doc_1 · 09/04/2018 at 10:40

    1. Hold.

    You started him for a reason.

    TheGreatBozza · 09/04/2018 at 11:19

    Hold Kreuz for sure. Unless your trade to say a Nic Nat frees up funds to bring in an uber premo like Titchell or Dusty. Kreuz was underdone and pulled out an 80 against a rampaging Grundy. Only way is up for Kreuz

    paul · 09/04/2018 at 18:41

    Nit nac is being managed only 56 mins game time each game and he is still averaging 100. He is going to get better.

James · 09/04/2018 at 10:08

Jack Henry and Crowden both on the bubble now but i'm not familiar with either, How are their job security??

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 11:09

    Henry should be good since three Geelong players just got injured

      James · 09/04/2018 at 11:31

      thanks for that mate might trade him in

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:59

      1 of the 3 cats will only impact the defence.

SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 10:09

If you don't have injuries but have Merrett I'd be looking to offload him to someone that suits your structure and is in form. It may take weeks to come out of a form slump…..and that means rankings plummet.

Walters looks the goods, kept a close eye on him! Is their link up player and when fwd can kick a few.

Thus far I have had 6 injuries in 3 weeks. Hopefully the bleeding stops. In 7k rank and considering my injuries have cost me at least 150 points at a minimum I'm fairing ok as 104 points sepearted 7k to 2k overall.

    TheGreatBozza · 09/04/2018 at 11:21

    You've done well to hold a high ranking with the carnage. How many trades have you used? You should be able to weather the storm and charge home while others overreact to their injuries later on

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 12:09

      I've used 4 trades. Have had to with crouch and ablett now out. I lost patience with Greene plus his interrupted pre season isn't good and I also traded kruezer, wasn't keen on a big man losing power in his groin when he's jumping all the time.

        walter white · 09/04/2018 at 12:42

        lol 4 trades already

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 12:48

          Lol Trolling! Like the name Walter! I'd focus on your terrible team than try troll because you even fail at that.

          Plus Walter White you have no idea what the recipe for success in in SC. I'm top 100 finish on multiple occasions. Jog on flog.

            Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 17:42

            He's just another coward posting under a pseudo name 66..someone who got their poor lil feelings hurt when you told them the truth lol

          Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:12

          So I guess you'd rather finish with a crap team and/or ranking and have plenty of trades…….

          Rather than repair your team early and potentially save your season?

          There's trades for a reason…….to use.

            SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 17:57

            Spot on smokin. 90% of these participants making up the numbers have no idea backed with no results.

            Yeh Russty just a tad butt hurt. Can only send out so many warnings and then I get sick of repeating myself, likewise you too with same old questions.

    LieBuster · 09/04/2018 at 18:48

    You must have had a ripping second week sixty6 because after week one you were ranked about 20,000 (based on the score that you said you got) and you still have Merrett. Must have got close to 3,000 in week 2 mate?

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:52

      Merrett? Wrong team mate. He's in my never again list. Never started him.

      Might be mixing Merrett up with Sc_Wow

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:58

        Must be nice to know you have 'Fans' who follow your progress so closely, or at least think they are lol, but still can't manage to have the courage to post under their own registered profiles.

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 19:00

          Haha that's it Russty, it's amusing to see they check on my team……um wait that isn't my team haha. No Merrett buddy.

          P.S. I follow your team Russty. 😋

            Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:20

            I'm making some pretty rash decisions early on mate but what the hell…hahah, I'll settle down soon.

              Suxty Sux · 09/04/2018 at 19:37

              Haha we are so funny old Ruusty balls, we should do everyone a favour and leave this site

                SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 19:39

                Hahahaha. The envy is real!

                Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:42

                Hahah ok I'll leave first, and then you, and 5 minutes later I'll return, and five minutes later you'll have forgotten you were ever here, due to your 5 minute attention span which is due to expire in 4 minutes and 45 seconds.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 19:08

      Yeah I started Merrett and I’m ranked 1k

        Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 19:49

        You reckon we should trade or keep him wow?

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 19:51

          I got him out after round 1. The hit that took him out had nothing in it. 2 head knocks to start the season had me worried. Thought Essendon would try look after him and that seems to be happening

            Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 19:56

            Wish I had done the same. If I trade him out now I am way behind in terms of cash and if I keep him he might not come good. He has really screwed my year over

    Scouser · 10/04/2018 at 18:35

    That's the same carnage I ran into last year. I tried trading out of trouble but didn't nail all the starting rookies so the lack of cash flow there really hurt in the end. Reckon if you've nailed the rookies to mitigate against those early trades you can still recover especially with a solid byes showing to capitalise on a period where many fall. I also gambled on mid-pricers to help the recovery….it didn't and neither did my team.

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 18:46

      The byes really hurt alot of people. If you have a good plan you can really capitalise. I believe that is the launch pad into a strong run home.

gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 10:32

Why are coaches trading out Kruz, Cripps.. Don't trade sideways, They are Keepers… You have picked them for a reason… And trading out rookies that still have negative BE's.. Just baffles me

    FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 11:33

    I am tempted with Kreuz too mainly because he is 600k+ and has no doubt got a break even of 200+

    That said first game before groin he was looking good.

    Last week not so much though still pumped out 86. If he got another 14 everyone would be happy.

    I think the main temptation is someone like Nank gives me 100K+ back and hasn't gone under 100 I don't think.

    Still gonna hold as it's not worth the trade. Just hope his groin issue is behind him.

      JuddWarneloveChild · 09/04/2018 at 11:50

      I can't see Kreuzer getting over his groin issue unless they rest him. No way should he have played only 2 weeks after doing the injury. He was smashing it vs Richmond but was a shadow of himself vs Collingwood (was at both games). I traded him out after R1 and was fully expecting him to be a late withdrawal on Thursday night. You can't continue rucking with a dodgy groin unless you're prepared to play at well under 100% and drag out recorvery time.

        FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 11:54

        Though he still got 86 and as I said 100+ you would be happy…

    NEIL DEMONS DELIGHTn · 09/04/2018 at 11:54

    I traded out Billings to Walters Gat Sometimes you just get it wrong BUT definitely agree about KRUZ/CRIPPS Billings is different he plays for a crap team that would struggle to beat Fitzroy circa 96. Actually GAT maybe they should play down Colac Though the locals would be disappointed

    NEIL DEMONS DELIGHTn · 09/04/2018 at 12:03

    great contest too gat just too good congrats you sure have a great team and quite correct early NO SAINTS PETRACCA SMITH WALTERS wish I had listened just gonna cost me valuable trades now GOOD LUCK MATE

      gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 12:47

      Hi Neil ,, Yep had the wood on you this week but we have many more tussles to go yet so i'm not getting to carried away just yet_ Billings is a different kettle of fish to Kruz and Cripps as wouldn't consider him being a keeper…… I would love for him to be that but as I have said all pre season Don't pick them>>>> What also baffles me why so many coaches are trading out the rookies that have negative BE's and still have cash to be made

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:38

    People like to trade

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 17:59

      Best part of the week Derek! Mmmm love dem trades!

    Scouser · 10/04/2018 at 18:41

    No idea why anyone would be trading Crimps out now. Kruze is different though, no depth at the Blues in the ruck so they'll likely play him if a bit undermine which is what we're seeing at the moment. And with the big ruck scores returning I think it's a reasonable option to trade him into another premium, he certainly didn't look like last season's version at the weekend.

FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 10:35

Tossing up some things and would like some views.

I'm doing my best not to cull Kreuz even though he will bleed cash as I hope he can regain some form.

Billings on the other hand is giving me the ….

I have Walters sitting in the mids right now due to bringing in Ryan so tossing with the idea of cutting Billings loose for Walters to move down and to bring in Cogs.

Right now I DON'T see Billings as a keeper. He just isn't preforming and with the games coming up I don't see it any better.

I could essentially move Billings down giving me 4 forwards as keepers locked in and Cogs would become my 6th mid locked in for keeper.

It would then also allow me to go for Heeney next week as my 5th forward to be kept.

Thoughts?

Logic?

    JuddWarneloveChild · 09/04/2018 at 11:53

    I wonder how many people thought the same with Dahlhaus and traded him out only to see him pump out a 113?

    NEIL DEMONS DELIGHTn · 09/04/2018 at 11:58

    I really like it FEAR. Billings doesn't run thru the mids like Walters 4 keeper forwards this early is great cheers

      FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 12:28

      Appreciated it.

      Yeh ideally it leaves me knowing I'm gunning for Heeney & Greene in the forward line and Danger & whoever else stands out by the time thats done as forwards have Smith, McLean, Buddy, Walters. Mids have Dusty, Titch, Kelly, Oliver, Fyfe, Cogs…

      Rucks if Kreuz pulls together is set too with Gawn. I like it now I've talked myself into it. Cya Billings lol.

        JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 12:56

        Sounds like a plan FTB,I like the look of your mids&fwds,out of those 10,I have 8,didn't start Buddy for the first time in years,went with Billings,still not sure why and I'm not part of the Kelly fan club.Was going to get rid of two non performing rookies,Clark&Brayshaw,but I think I'll keep them for one more week and just trade out Billings for Heeney.

          Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 13:19

          Cheers mate. Appreciate it. Making me feel better on my moves haha

            JuddWarneloveChild · 09/04/2018 at 14:36

            Kid yourselves all you like, sideways trading of premo's is not a good idea. You would have been patting yourself on the back after Billings R1 score. Now you're claiming he's not a keeper after one poor game… despite coming off 133 and 79.

            As for not seeing it any better with what's too come, fact is in his last encounter vs his next 4 in Geel, Haw, GWS and Melb he scored – 55, 93, 114, 112 (for an av of 93.5).

              Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 15:03

              if heeney played like he has for a trial billing’s wouldn’t be there for me. I want Heeney and Greene to be my last two forwards and right now I can get out if a 50-70 for cogs for same money and move walters down. Makes sense to me

                JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 18:36

                Stay strong FTB ,I know sideways trading is a no no,but there is nothing wrong with your plan,there are premos and there are premos,some are just better than others.Laird,Hibbo,Titch,Fyfe,Dusty,Danger,Gawn,Buddy,Heeney are the untouchables,Oliver,Crouch,McLean are getting there,the rest are tradable.

                  Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:23

                  Agree big John…Billings to Hogan for me this week, I'm sure I won't regret it.

                    Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 21:16

                    You better not jinx my Hogan pick!

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:37

    Trading out good players who are not injured will hurt in the long term.

    Trading Billings to Walters puts you behind everyone else by $38k and 1 trade.

    What will you do if Walters has a bad game next week against GWS (away)? Trade him.

    Walters has looked great last 2 weeks. Remember who he has played and that both were at home!

      Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 16:43

      Not trading for Walters.

      I have Walters in the midfield. Moving him down and getting cogs in the mids.

      See the logic?

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 17:05

        Billings to Coniglio.

        Billings gone down, Coniglio gone up, puts you behind in $, uses a trade, Coniglio probably not top 10, Billings prob will be top 8.

        I personally wouldn’t do it unless you think Coniglio is a top 10 mid.

          Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 17:44

          Same sort of money right now and no where near comparable reliability, next week it won’t be remotely close with billing’s dropping substantially and cogs likely going up a decent amount again. It also leaves 2 forward spits with heeney looking like 1 and Greene if healthy the other.

          Cogs can take my m8

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 18:36

          They don’t get it Derek, you probably feel like your talking to a brick wall. They will realise once they have used all their money on sideways trades

            JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 18:53

            You mean trades don't you Sc_Wow,as I have said before,some premos are more equal than others.I still had six trades left come the finals last year,you just have to know when to trade and when not to.

          JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 18:43

          I think the opposite Derek,reckon Coniglio is a top 10 mid and Billings will struggle to make top 8 fwds,he's there about's but not a stand out.

    Marty · 09/04/2018 at 18:13

    I think the question comes down to who will be the top 8 forwards and will Billings be in there?
    I'm thinking Buddy, Walters, Hogan, McLean, Heeney, Westoff, Lynch, Mundy ….Billings and Greene will be thereabouts

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 18:36

      No Gray?

      Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:13

      A top 8 list with Hogan, Westoff and Mundy in it, just goes to show how weak the forward line is this year. My point exactly, if Billings won’t be near that lot he is much worse than I thought.

      Coniglio was in and out of my team more than any other player. I couldn’t decide if having a nearly-top 10 player was worth the $140k saved. So far my decision looks a bad one. I just worry there is too much talent at GWS for everyone to score. Taranto and Hopper will improve during the year, Ward, Whitfield, Shiel and Kelly all in the guts.

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:36

        For what it’s worth my top 8 forwards were: Heeney, Gray, Greene, Buddy, Menagola, Barlow, Devon, Petracca.

        Walters, McLean, Mundy, Hogan are all now in the mix, add JJK as well.

        Where top 10 mids seemed a lot easier: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, TMitch, Crouch, Kelly, Oliver, Parker, Ablett, Merrett

          FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 19:51

          Thanks Derek. It supports my decision.

          I have Dusty, Fyfe, Titch, Kelly, Oliver. I will now have Cogs. I will take Danger & Crouch as my last two. When they both drop enough.

          Gaz is to injury proned. Merrett I'm steering clear off. Parker could be a option though Danger was always a plan and Crouch with the injury causing him to eventually bleed cash is another.

          Smith, Buddy, McLean, Walters already locked in forward line. My plan was Heeney & Greene for final 2. That said if Gray or Mengaloa demand it I'll look at them too.

          JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 20:46

          The fwds & mids that I like,not sure if they are the top ones though,are Buddy, Heeney, Walters, McLean, Green, Smith,Petracca & Hogan.My mids are Titch, Fyfe, Dusty, Danger, Oliver, Crouch, Bont & Coniglio. Of those 16 I have 10 at the moment.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:25

      Not sure if Lynch is in there, depends on him getting a big bag…otherwise he's shite.

    ProfessorPoints · 09/04/2018 at 19:47

    Simple.
    Keep kreuz you lose

      redherringfc · 09/04/2018 at 21:33

      So far you’re on point.

      I’m keeping him. No wasting trades for me. Pretty sure he’ll come good.

    Marty · 10/04/2018 at 08:28

    Billings started poorly last year then rolled out a 114 136 104 68 106 110 130 then finished strongly. Can't wait for him to turn the form around.

FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 10:50

Any news on Ryans anke? Bad?

    INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 11:44

    Rumour it's broken & out for 10-12. But not confirmed yet

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 12:00

      Rumour is that he was faking it to get a big cheer from the crowd . Also not confirmed yet

      Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:26

      Thanks for info. My first trade last week was Langdon to Ryan for some quick cash, didn’t think it would be this quick.

        NoLanguage · 09/04/2018 at 18:39

        I did the same thing Derek 🙁 Will you hold him and go to Higgins next week or pull the trigger now?

          Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:00

          He is so fat and juicy I’d hold him if I though he would be back in a few weeks. Wait on the scans.

          I have Venables on chopping block next week for Higgins.

          I had one simple decision to make last weekend, who to put on field out of Ryan, Fritsch or Venables?

            NoLanguage · 09/04/2018 at 20:42

            Yeah I have Venables too, Higgins a lock if he plays well next week. If Ryan is less than a month out I'm holding

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 12:40

    Yeh it's broken. Move him along. Lucky he made 80 odd k. The actually good thing about this is you can get someone on the bubble this week and if rookies are thin at around the time Ryan comes back in you've got Ryan back in. No it's not a waste of trades. Makes no difference offloading someone that's out for 8+ weeks because he's going to be better than a rookie on the bubble when he's back.

      Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 13:16

      Thanks mate for the answer. Yep will jump on the cats kid I guess as best option?

    Doc · 09/04/2018 at 13:25

    Adam Simpson on Fox Sports – “I think it is just a strained ankle. I don’t think it is anything hugely severe. We’ll have to wait and see.”

      Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 13:28

      True?

      Well guess wait and see.

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:00

      If that is just a sprain I'd hate to see him snap his ankle. Looked like he'd been shot 10 times.

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:08

        Sprains can be pretty bad though, rips the joint out of the socket, did mine once and it took two years to heal properly.

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:12

          Yeh true they do take a while. I did my left a few years ago and it rolled inwards. You want them rolling outwards usually. Big snap crackle pop…..mmmmm tasty.

Jim · 09/04/2018 at 10:56

Contemplating what to do with Billings and Zerrett. I have 265k in the bank so any move up or down is financially easy, but I see zerrett as the more likely long term option. Billings just looks out it after his first game. What are your guys thoughts?

    KSinny · 09/04/2018 at 10:58

    I have both and I'd say hold at least for another week

    FearTheBeard · 09/04/2018 at 11:32

    I'm tossing with culling Billings too. Move Walters down to forward line again and bring in Cogs.

    Not sure yet though leaning towards this.

      Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 11:43

      Gotta hold them both, to late to be making these kinds of trades now back in your premos no point going sideways. That being said cogs could very well be a top 8 mids and is great value.

        Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 11:49

        Top 6 fwds heeney, buddy, Smith, McLean, Walters, Greene in my opinion. I didn’t expect saints to be so garbage this year hopefully they will pull it together or Billings output will be damaged. Could be worth trading him to hard to say right now. Walters may have a hand injury though so that will throw a spanner in the works

          pod · 09/04/2018 at 12:24

          You might be right about top 6 fwds too early to call but Billings not far off the pack. Don't panic let him play a few more rounds and see what happens. He will improve his scores and save you a needless trade or two.

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 17:48

    Billings has never been a premo, and now he's trying to improve his sporadic best 92 average in a completely crap filled team with no forward line…not gonna happen I feel, I've culled him and now have no more trainwreck saints in my squad.

Andrew · 09/04/2018 at 11:12

What to do with Stephenson?
Really underperforming so far – hold or trade

    TheGreatBozza · 09/04/2018 at 11:16

    I have a feeling he could be dropped this week. I think he's been good for the Pies thus far but looks a bit out of gas, plus De Goey and Elliot still need to come back. I'd look to hold as I think he will play again later on this year

Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 11:24

I started with a loaded mid with cogs at M7 kills me seeing premos that will drop in price, I don’t have Mitchell surely he has to be my last mid upgrade regardless of value presented in the mids?

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 12:02

    You’re behind the pack now with no tich. There was plenty of value in rookies this year

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 12:37

    Get your last mid this week. He won't drop. Uber consistent.

      Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 12:54

      I have all the good rookies I’m in the top 10k really should of been playing Holman on field but being a Collingwood fanboy got the better of me so I put treloar in my team as a pod. Team is going perfectly not having Titch is the only concern. I can’t afford to go from a rookie to Titch this week
      Backs: laird, Hibbo, Murray, finnlayson, doedee, bonner
      Mids: danger, dusty, kelly, Fyfe, treloar, cripps, cogs, kelly
      Ruck: Gawn nicnat
      Fwd: Walters, McLean, Sicily, Smith, Ryan, fristch
      77k in the bank

        Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 12:55

        Was hoping Titch would have a few games where he just hit the 100-110 mark and would drop a bit but he has come out on fire

        Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:08

        After last year you go with Treloar? Shoulda just got Pendles he's sure to go alright if not playing with niggles.

          Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 15:06

          Hahaha don’t ask just thought if treloar could tidy up his game he could get back to the 110 average as of 2016 and knowing bucks pendles could have been playing anywhere and treloar was a decent pod, hasn’t been to bad considering I coulda gone Zorko merret or some other under performers. May consider trading treloar if I have trades in the bank end of year

Clancy · 09/04/2018 at 11:25

Can anyone tell me what happened to Yo Yom

    INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 13:14

    Only 12 touches & 6 of them clangers & 4 frees against won't give you much of a score

Sellars1226 · 09/04/2018 at 11:40

Just wanted some thoughts on team so far and some recommended trades if u guys have some !

DEF: Laird, Hurley, Ryan, Sicily, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Mihocek)
MID: Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglio, Armitage, Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry)
RUC: Kreuz, Gawn (English)
FWD: Heeney, Greene, Petracca, Taberner, Ryan, Fritsch (Garlett, Keeffe)

I'm wanting to get in Acres or Walters into my side also wanting to trade Armitage out but I think his breakeven is still below 0 so I might hold for a couple of more weeks.

    Mick · 09/04/2018 at 11:55

    His break even is 66 mate

      Sellars1226 · 09/04/2018 at 12:03

      Ok thanks, I wouldn't know what it is because I don't have the supercoach gold membership thing

      Matho · 09/04/2018 at 12:25

      Do you know that from SC gold or stats, whatever they call it?

        Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:06

        Footy wire has breakevens.

    pod · 09/04/2018 at 12:17

    Dont get Acres he is a big trap. Walters is your man.

      Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:05

      Agreed.

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:20

        Have you got any cash? Enough to go straight Armo to Walters?

skate or die · 09/04/2018 at 11:52

is it worth side trading to get Kade Simpson in? J Lloyd to Simpson.. I feel Lloyd won't improve on last seasons average and will be around the 80's.

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 12:53

    Nah you’re a week too late for that

    Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:05

    Hold.

      fanboy · 09/04/2018 at 14:38

      do it why not its only a game

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:17

    Try and get your keepers at lower prices. Yeo, Hibbo, Howe and Hurley need to be on your watch list and pick them up once they have bottomed out.

    Unless Lloyd is injured, keep him

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/04/2018 at 11:56

Dont think im gonna trade this week
Give tarranto another go (took a bit of a risk gotta go with the gut call)
Get another look at higgins this week may trade him in next
Thats better from crowden this week
Going along nicely thanks to my purple pods.

    David C · 09/04/2018 at 15:36

    Taranto had Hewett following him around all game. He'll come good again.

      Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:08

      Hopper was in the midfield a lot more than Taranto

      Did you see the goal miss? Cost a few points

SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 12:09

Looking at my team, it's a very ordinary compare to other teams I've seen, really happy of how it's travelling.

Back
Laird, Hibbo, Bonner, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray
E: Naughton, Murphy

Mid
Danger, Titch, Oliver, Kelly
Fyfe, Cripps, Kelly, Holman
E: O'Connor, Garlett, Banfield

Ruck
Gawn, Cox and English

Fwd
Heeney, McLean, Smith, Taylor, Curnow, Fritsch
E: Langdon, Ryan

Have been disciplined of not falling into a trap with mid-price players who scored well on the first 2 rounds. Though I've use 3 trades in the 1st two round, it was needed to correct some players.
Dropped Rocky the fact he had some issue with his knees and playing HF he had to go for Danger.
Ryder was doing well, until he did his ankle. Being in LTI trade was a must to Curnow.
I had Mihocek in the bench doing nothing, with Langdon injured and O'Connor got dropped after one game. Having 3 non-playing rookies just way too much in my team. So brought in Bonner in place for Mihocek.
Langdon will remain in my team as he's on the bubble, he will make me some cash when he gets back in a few weeks and saves a trade or two.
Ryan depending on how bad his Ankle injury might hold on to, he can still make me some serious cash when he comes back.
I was very tempted and close of moving on Hibbo last week. After seeing Dees team lineup made me changed my mind to keep him, i think he'll be on the way up with his output.

The Goods
I think i have nailed the premos to start the season with, will back them all until half way of the season. They will have an off day now then, you really can't expect them pump high score week in week out. But you can back them to maintain their average.

I was lucky to start with the right rookies at beginning of the season who will generate tons of cash. I was disciplined in not spending too much cash on high priced Rooks, Naughton was the only Rookie i started with at a price of $166K, though pick up Bonner on the bubble and righly so he's gained me some decent cash. It's way i stashed some cash and started with two non-playing Rooks just incase there is one rookie who is highly price worth bringing in to make me some cash.

The Bad
Injuries Ryder, Langdon and Ryan
Cox is only the bad pick i have in my team and weighing my team down. I being patient with him until the slaughter house is open. He will bleed some cash, but it will be worth it once bring in Kreuzer who will bleed a fair bit of cash and by the time I bring Kreuzer in, he should be fit and jumping well again.

Sorry for the long post, I'd though share on how I went about my team, the let down, tradings, discipline and patience.

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 12:30

    Big Cox puts a stain all over that team

      SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 12:36

      Yes he does, as i have metioned in my post, not in the word as you put it. But I'm not gonna fuss too much about it, the team is in top 6% considering Cox is there. Patience my friend it's a long road we're not even a quarter to the finish line.

    Need Blurb · 09/04/2018 at 12:40

    I will read the second half tommorow

      SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 13:10

      Good for ya mate. Might give you an idea of what to with Langdon, unless you're one of those who traded him out for Ryan chasing the points without thinking of how you can benefit with Langdon. 1. He's on the bubble and will still make lots of cash 2. He'll save you a trade or two.

      These people who traded Langdon for Ryan will end using 3 or trades down track.

        Need Blurb · 09/04/2018 at 13:16

        lost interest halfway through your essay

          SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 13:17

          I bet you did, and I think you're one of those you will lose interest halfway to the season.👍

    quick reply · 09/04/2018 at 13:18

    My fingers hurt from scrolling need to lie down.

    neil demons delihtg · 09/04/2018 at 13:56

    Always a good read DONC .Well thought out strategy.I think up to 4 corrective moves are o k You will do well cheers

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:06

    Team looks ok.

    Taylor was a risk and might be still pay off, but Maclean and Walters looking better options.

    How much cash do you have in the war chest?

    Have you thought about a Non-playing ruck/forward at F8? The bloke from Port. Gives you the chance for two bites at R2, either Cox or English whoever plays first on bench with E, if they do good swing Haynes into R2 and other ruck goes forward.

    I think dogs or Pies play before Port 9 out of next 11.

      SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 17:43

      Thanks Derek

      I went in 5 deep in the fwd line and have 1 rookie onfield. I picked my players based on my research, 3 or maybe 4 will be keepers if 1 or 2 (Taylor) don't turn out to be keepers. Then I'd be happy to upgrade them to a premo when the rookies are ripe for picking. Not taking any chances of moving them to other mid-pricer at this time of the season, it's a waiting game.

      Have thought about bringing in Haynes, trades are precious. Cox will not be in my team for that long maybe 2 or 3 weeks the most.

      Had $219K before I brought Bonner in, now I'm left $65K in the kitty. I'm looking to turn Bonner into Simmo or whoever is (having breakout)performing well in the next few rounds.

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 18:52

        Simpson is too old and too expensive. It’s a long season. There might come a time this year where Carlton look to the future.

        Yeo, Hibbo, Hurley and Howe all on my watch list.

        Even if you get rid of Cox soon, you might still keep English. He isn’t much good to you at R3. You can trade him for his cash, but there is a trade anyway. I’d get Haynes as a swinger, it could get you a few points if you can loop cox and English and then later save you a trade to swing English forward to bench cover for two lines.

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:57

          Simpson gets it done week in week out. I hate the 'too old' theory especially for someone with pretty much no injury history to hold him back.

          Yeo will basically be a straight swap in 2 weeks and I do like Howe as well. If he keeps it up I may look at him just before the byes which will be my last couple upgrades to be full premo

            Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:52

            As a hawks fan I know what ‘too old, too slow’ means.

            Simpson is still a gun and on form he is one of the first picked.

            But at some stage Bolton might say, hey Simmo, we’re going to see which ones of these younger boys can do what you do.

            Nothing to do with Simpson and how he is playing

        Frank · 09/04/2018 at 19:39

        wow another chapter of dribble, turning into a boring novel this one

          Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:54

          It’s Monday Frank…. plus, I live in Cronulla, I got no-one to chat footy with

          Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:55

          Why did you bother reading it then?…go back to Pornhub where you spend 6 hours a day.

SC analysis pro · 09/04/2018 at 12:14

A few months ago I went to watch Ed Sheeran at Etihad Stadium. It was a marvelous performance, great night.
I walked away thinking I would never see a red head Ed light up Etihad Stadium like that ever again.
I was wrong!!! Ed Richards absolutely put the stadium on fire yesterday. I thought the roof was gonna come off. amazing stuff.
Simple analysis says who is a very good investment into my team this week.

    pod · 09/04/2018 at 12:27

    Good to see you spelt your name right this time.

Moonshine · 09/04/2018 at 12:21

A good read Donk. Busy at work so waited until lunch to read it. I have a similar team but have Dusty and not Oliver – he didn’t suit my bye structure.
No trades yet but probably Higgins after next week.
McGovern is disappointing but hopefully he will come good.
Re reading your team it is better setup than mine.
Good luck.

dontblushbaby · 09/04/2018 at 13:21

I can see O'Connor coming in this week for the Cats, I've used him as my loophole. if so there I'm keeping Ryan for loophole ,won't get much for him anyway by trading out

    SC_Donkey · 09/04/2018 at 13:24

    I'm doing the same, you would think O'Connor will get a recall with all the injuries Geelong have. Will save us a trade, good for loophole(Ryan) and will make some serious cash when he gets back.

INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 13:28

Anyone else considering culling the Freo Brayshaw. Was he tagging?

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 13:30

    No. Banfield tagged Hall.

      dontblushbaby · 09/04/2018 at 13:45

      Correct and he flogged Hall, probs go Brayshaw to Crowden,

    TommyC99 · 09/04/2018 at 13:37

    His breakeven is -3, so might keep him for another weke

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 13:39

      Might aswell let him make a bit more then look at Higgins

        Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 14:01

        Agree with holding, unless there is an option who is guaranteed to go up a lot this week that is not in one's team.

        All he needs is an 80+ string together a few decent games and he's making money.

      INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 13:49

      Brayshaw's BE is 33. One more than he scored this week. Warning bells

        TommyC99 · 09/04/2018 at 14:53

        Whoops, footywire haven't updated his yet. -3 was his round 2 breakeven. Now i'm starting to consider it.

      KSinny · 09/04/2018 at 18:11

      his breakeven is 33

        TommyC99 · 09/04/2018 at 20:01

        Yeah corrected myself above

    BockChoy · 09/04/2018 at 13:45

    I am considering it. For the cost of a trade, I can swap to Crowden, pocket nearly $100k in cash plus earn another $60-70k extra in value over the next 2 weeks.

    Fearthebeard · 09/04/2018 at 14:59

    Cull him pieman!

      INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 15:28

      I'm very tempted FTB. I'm having a look at the Henry kid for the Cats. With all the injuries he might have some JS

        Steeeve · 09/04/2018 at 18:08

        I'm thinking the same. If not for a rubbish "deliberate" free against young Henry would have scored even higher.
        Really liked the look of Coffield who will be on the bubble the weel after too but he's more expensive.

        Frog · 09/04/2018 at 18:41

        Henry's first game wasn't so flash Pieman. If he backs out a couple more of those he wont make much, could be going from the Frypan to the garbage disposal

          WithAllDueRespect · 10/04/2018 at 00:54

          He was knocked out and didn't play the second half…

    JamiesNinjas13 · 09/04/2018 at 18:52

    I'm considering too but gonna have a look at him for another week. Had 60% TOG and has good job security, hopefully will start to get more confident.

    The Ranger · 10/04/2018 at 07:57

    Can't fault his effort Pieman, and when he got it he used it ok. He just didn't get it very often.

INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 13:58

Goodness me just read Yo Yo man was on -7 at 3/4 time due to his clangers. That's gotta be a record. His 34 points in the last quarter got his score up to 27

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/04/2018 at 14:04

    Just avoided a new record (not one u want to have)

    Premo scored -ve points in a game. Not injured.

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 14:04

    Will be a handy inclusion once he’s bottomed out

    Holty · 09/04/2018 at 15:05

    I read somewhere this week someone put the C on Fevola a few years back and scored -7. Ended up with -14 as it was doubled. That would suck

zerowins · 09/04/2018 at 14:02

First 2 trades this week. Brayshaw and Lobb for Henry and Gray. Feel Gray might be back to his best and will be good cover through the bye rounds

AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 14:21

Are there any Freo fans with insight about Mitch Crowdens job security?

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 14:35

    Don’t think they’d make any changes this week. If they lose by 100 to gws could be a different story round 5

      AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 14:50

      I feel like they're trying to rebuild and blooding as many new players as possible, im hoping he stays in the side.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/04/2018 at 17:27

    Not a freo fan but had a bit more of a look at this Crowden lad last week (was my early looper – whoops) 
    Anyway appears to be a bit of a contested beast who loves a cuddle (12 against crows last year made me sit up and take notice) all ticks for SC. Bit sloppy with disposal but ya get that from rookies. 
    JS i reckon is ok if u trust Ross Lyin.
    Had a lot of clangers rd 2 hence his low score.

      AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 21:44

      Thanks for the reply Trigga, he's coming in for Brayshaw this week.

AB13 · 09/04/2018 at 15:05

I have 26 trades left, 2 this week and 432K in the bank.

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Sicily, Bonner, Doedee, FInlayson, Murray, Mihocek

– Which of Doedee, FInlayson and Murray do I bench for Sicily? I dont have another Def/Fwd so I cant swing him forward. I'm thinking Murray because of the pies playing the crows.

Mid: Titch, Dusty, Oliver, Merrett, Coniglio, Jaeger, T.Kelly, Holman, Brayshaw (Fre), O'connor, Brown

– Do I downgrade Brayshaw to Crowden, pocket an extra 100K with a bigger upside and a significantly lower BE?

Ruck: Gawn, Nic Nat and Olango.

– Could get a playing R3 but I doubt its worth it.

FWD: Heeney, Smith (Ess), Petracca, Christensen, Stephenson, Fritsch, Rayner, Fogarty

– Upgrade one or both of Stephenson, Rayner, Fogarty to either Walters or Toby Mclean or another suggestion?

Any ideas?

    Sam_01 · 09/04/2018 at 15:21

    Bench finnlayson I reckon
    Pies shocking going forward I reckon doedee will get a fair few intercept posies and Murray will enjoy the pill being smashed int our backline all game. Yeah either McLean or Walters great pick ups Walters hurt his hand towards the end of the game so keep an eye out for that

    INPieman · 09/04/2018 at 15:31

    432k in the bank is too much. Stephenson likely to make way for Elliott DeGoey or Fasolo. Move him up to McLean or Walters

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 15:47

    Brayshaw to a bubble rookie.

    Swing Finlayson to midfield via O’Connar and you can then field Finlaysin in guys.

    Stephenson to A premium forward.

      Derek · 09/04/2018 at 15:48

      Guts

        AB13 · 09/04/2018 at 15:53

        I like it, but I dont think Finlayson should be on the field ahead of Kelly, Holman or Brayshaw

          Derek · 09/04/2018 at 16:55

          i Was suggesting to get rid of Brayshaw.

            AB13 · 09/04/2018 at 17:32

            Right, such as Crowden, but still Finlayson doesnt play ahead of Holman or Kelly

          Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 17:17

          Finlayson is averaging 90 and Brayshaw 50..not sure about that logic.

            AB13 · 09/04/2018 at 17:31

            That was not quite written correctly, Brayshaw is on the bench, Finlayson would be replacing one of Holman or Kelly

              Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 17:52

              Oh ok mate fair enough.

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 16:16

    I would upgrade Fogarty and Downgrade Rayner

PuntRoadRoar · 09/04/2018 at 17:56

Team Cotchinator travelling very ordinarily ranked 58,929 (ave. 2128) but happy considering played a forward short to get away with 7/9 league wins including a very lucky win over The Phantom.
Need to bring in Titch this week followed by Danger and Dusty. Money no issue as I have the cash to trade up to all three, but in what order do i get rid of my current mids?
Cripps; Whitfield; Jack Steven; Jaeger Omeara.
Other on-field mids are currently Fyfe; Coniglio; Kelly & Holman.

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:04

    "Need to bring in Titch this week followed by Danger and Dusty"
    Dude, that right there is why you're ranked so lowly, you needed to start with at least 2 of those guys, but hey it's all a learning process and you'll no doubt learn something this year.

    Probably wouldn't trade any of those guys out yet until they top out in price, and then get Titch first, Danger and then Dusty when you can. I'd probably go Steven first because I hate all saints players lol

      PuntRoadRoar · 09/04/2018 at 18:11

      Thanks Russty, definitely a learning process this year but more of a brain snap at selection time year.
      Have finished top 3% last 6 years but thought I had a bold and cunning plan and threw all SC Rules out the window and definitely paying for it now.

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:15

        Hey mate, Kudos to you for trying something different this year, may not have payed off, but you can improve from here on in and enjoy getting some League wins at the end, that's mostly what I play for, although it is good to finish in the top 5000 or so.
        One thing that doesn't change though is…you have to start with enough super premos in the mids, cheers mate.

      AdmiralAckbar · 10/04/2018 at 05:14

      I am ranked just outside the 1,000 with no Danger or Dusty.

        Northerner · 10/04/2018 at 07:09

        Same. Although you’d have Titch and I’m guessing Cripps and Cogs. I think Titch has been the only must have. Dusty would be great if you started him, but as we saw last week, he has down weeks which will keep him affordable. As to Danger I believe it absolutely was the right call not to start him, right up until Ablett pinged his hammy. I suspect he’ll go on a rampage now and I’m worried as a non owner.

          AdmiralAckbar · 10/04/2018 at 23:24

          Spot on with my mids, Northerner. If Danger starts going bigger then will definitely expedite the trade plan, but happy to nab him at a dsicounted price

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 18:14

    You say you have cash so go Steven and Whitfield to titch and danger.

    In saying that your season is done for overall so go PODS. Go for a weekly score, would still need the 3 amigos though.

Crowboy94 · 09/04/2018 at 17:56

Hey Guys,

What do you think of:

Brayshaw to Crowden
Stephenson to Hogan?

Will leave me with only 40k left but I have all the good rookies so cash will be fine

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 17:59

    Love it Crowboy…Jesse could be the number 1 forward this year the way he's going.

      Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 19:46

      I think you have to consider that his big scores were against north and Brisbane. Not saying this means he won't have a huge year though.

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:52

        I know it's a bit of a gamble, but i like how the Coach is playing him in the mids as well as the key forward role, he seems to be thriving in his comeback year after the personal tragedy and health scares.

          Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 19:55

          I might take him anyway as there are not many options to trade in for Lobb with my small bank.

            Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:58

            Could do worse mate, he's already miles better than Lobb.

    Houdini · 09/04/2018 at 21:29

    Dude . seriously? hogan? Dont chase points.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:36

      Dude…are you serious?…Jesse has turned the corner, and is ready to claim his premium status.
      Melbourne are serious contenders this year, and Jesse will be a big part of that, being a non official, Mid/ Fwd.

      Marty · 09/04/2018 at 23:04

      Jesse has been given a different role this year. He can kick goals or he can try to get more possessions. it's working a treat so far.

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:46

    The Hogan Train left last week. If you catch it at the next station the tickets are $55,000 more expensive. It might still be a good value journey for you though.

Steeeve · 09/04/2018 at 18:11

Okay mathemapeoples.
What do you think Bonner will be worth in a fortnight?
And what do you think Yeo will be worth?

I'm thinking $350k and $450k. And that looks good to me.

I might even trade Brayshaw put jist to ensure I have the required war chest.

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:26

    I think Yeo will definitely get to $450k in 2 weeks because his breakevens are so high but Bonner has to get 84, 2 weeks in a row to get to 345k, if Bonner spuds it a bit and only gets a 65 or 70 he could remain at 320K or so.

      Steeeve · 09/04/2018 at 18:38

      Thanks, hoping foe the best. Might have to flick Brayshaw, don't think I'll lose any sleep over it.

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 18:40

    If Bonnar has two 84’s he will be $345k

    If Yeo has two 95’s he will be $450k

Gav · 09/04/2018 at 18:44

What's everyones take on Nic Nat. Solid scoring from low TOG. Cox is killing me. Not generating cash like I thought he might. Got the cash for an upgrade to Nic Nat. Got Zerret and Armor also. Thinking Cox to NicNat this week or Armor to Parker? Or Zerret to Danger? Any thoughts please.

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 18:51

    Nicnat doesn't look like he needs to be held back by the Coach, looks aggressive and laying heaps of tackles, jumping etc.
    Get rid of the failed experiment…Cox, and get Danger by any means necessary, now Ablett is out, he should play more midfield again..= big scores.
    I started with Nank over Nicnat but Nicnat could be best Ruck this year, if he's playing 80%+ gametime he'll be knocking out 150+ every week.

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 19:43

    The 10 mins in the last quarter when NicNat went into the ruck was some of the best rucking I’ve seen. He wasn’t up against much, but he single handed turned that game.

    He will have a game some time this year, against a weak ruck, he will score 200

    Houdini · 09/04/2018 at 21:25

    Must ditch cox. But dont cry when nic nat getss rested or worse . zerret will bounce back. Danger still got a price drop coming. armor to parker can wait

      Gav · 10/04/2018 at 05:30

      Thanks mate, Cox is gone.

dontblushbaby · 09/04/2018 at 18:53

Sam Powell – Pepper in trouble ,allegedly with an issue Sunday AM, doesn't look good

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:06

    Lucky no one has him in their team…was it a drunken fighting issue…or something else?

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 19:12

      Spot on Russty. Nuff said!

    gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 19:14

    Apparently he assaulted a woman Russty

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:21

      Oh wow, that's not good.

    neil demons delight · 09/04/2018 at 19:19

    is Steele getting a game this week fellas

      gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 19:28

      If he does Neil he won't make much difference to what the Saints are dishing up

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:34

        I think he lost his talent when he cut his hair off Gator…lol..doesn't help when the players around him have no ball skills

          gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 19:36

          haha l like if rusty

gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 19:24

Thoughts on Tom Stewart @ 402 k and averaging 97 a nice pod with only 1.4% ownership

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:27

    Thought about him too Gator, he's looking pretty solid, and won't be getting dropped, who would you be getting rid of for him?

      gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 19:32

      2 rooks for him mate Stephenson and Naughton

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:35

        Would be a very nice pod, and seems to be slotting nicely into a permanent solid Cats defence line,

    Houdini · 09/04/2018 at 21:16

    Crazy dont do it not a keeper

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:18

      How do you know that for sure?

Harry · 09/04/2018 at 19:29

Hmmm.. confused on what to do this week regarding trades. Have all the good and popular rookies, luckily i traded out Brayshaw for Kelly last week – only underperforming Premo's are Hibberd and Billings and those are the only potential trades I could make.
With Saints on the decline and facing a tough schedule, I might be crazy but sideways trade Billings.
Thoughts community?

    ProfessorPoints · 09/04/2018 at 19:45

    Billings to who Harry?
    There are a lot of high risk forward options and a few very safe ones but all of them will have a few sub-80 games or even miss games.
    If trading Billings and a bench-player can get you two onfield players currently averaging 90+do the trade. otherwise wait for your calves to fatten and get into a position where you can turn Billings and a cow into a top 5 MID and a safe 'emergency' a few weeks before the byes

    Houdini · 09/04/2018 at 21:15

    Hold dude billings will be there abouts in the end

    Marty · 09/04/2018 at 23:06

    I'm trusting Billings and giving him a chance to prove himself. He wasn't thrown enough into the mids last week so hopefully Richo doesn't have the same brain fade this week.

Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 19:39

Unlucky you didn't have Kelly the first 2 weeks..but yeah I'd get rid of Billings, for anyone who you think is better, I'm going Billings to Hogan this week.
Billings still has a ways to go yet before he gets to premium status, and the team he plays for are a big steaming pile of Buffalo dung.

    Harry · 09/04/2018 at 19:58

    Exactly what i was thinking!

      Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:26

      If you trade a premo don't trade for a 'comeback kid' or a fallen Premo. If you don't have buddy, Mclean and or Heeney they'd be the only players I'd trade Billings for at the moment.
      Hogan looks fantastic but you need to upgrade a player to him not downgrade one. This is when DPP and 'stepping stones' prove their value

SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 19:55

****SHOUT OUT*******

To SC_Wow, been a fun and rewarding pre season with our research and logical decisions to try and propell ourselves that one step further this year in overall. Our decision to step into the JR community full time and in our eyes help fellow community members out and has been exciting for most part, other than the spuds that just don't get it. A few of the boys are alright here….you know who you are.

Rank just outside the top 1k for Wow and I guarantee will only climb as I've got your back. A fact that someone on the side can sit back with an unbiased opinion can really help as we all sometimes get lost in our thoughts and stray off to the side.

Long road ahead but a great start. Can see a great year ahead and after the completion of this year our podcast will be up. I'm sure a few boys here may want a listen with our 'No BS' approach. JR stay tuned.

    here we go · 09/04/2018 at 20:01

    yawn

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 20:09

      ^^^^^^^ one of the spuds who doesn't get it.

    Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 20:08

    Cheers 66 always value your input when making the big decisions. Feel set up for a big year, closing in on the leader week by week. I’m sure those that listen to us have benefitted and those that chose to ignore us are suffering the consequences and have resorted to creating fake profiles 🤣

    Podcast will be huge, people will finally be getting advice based on research. Look forward to working with you

      meph · 09/04/2018 at 22:02

      Seen you two on the forums, alot of people completely shut out your advice but I think you have both given alot of good info.

      Havent coversed on here much as im more of a lurker but I do appreciate all the info you guys give when you havent ever been obligated too.

      My team needs a little bit of help, I will post it in the podcast chat when that goes up this week. Im hoping you both can offer me some advice and anyone else that can help.

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 22:21

        I'm sure they can help meph, some dudes get a bug up their ass because they consider WOW and SC66 rude, but basically, they're quite knowledgeable guys who know their stuff and don't bother with social pleasantries.
        If you can handle been spoken to truthfully, without being bullcrapped to and in a matter of fact manner, then maybe they could help you out.
        Just don't take the manner of their delivery, personally..if you find it offensive or whatever.

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:49

          Hey meph, if Russty were to give you advice I'd take it into consideration. Got his head screwed on!

            here we go · 10/04/2018 at 05:42

            get a room

    Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 20:10

    Looking forward to the podcast. Thanks for the advice so far

    Shaun · 09/04/2018 at 20:27

    Is that you jock? Love your work mate.

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:59

      Hi Shaun. Im not going to pretend to be someone I'm not. I'm my own entity. Thanks, keep loving the work, plenty more to come.

    AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 22:01

    You guys give solid, logical advice but its not like any of it is actually profound. Anybody who's played this game for 3+ years knows to do the things you suggest already. You seem to have incredibly high opinions of yourselves based on performance in a game that is 80% luck.

      Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 22:09

      Yeah someone with no idea would consider it 80% luck

        AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 22:16

        You can do as much research as you want, at the end of day anything can happen. Players can get LTI's, they can have a sudden role change, their averages can plummet for no apparent reason. This game is overwhelmingly based on luck. I select my team every season based on research and educated guesses but sometimes shit happens.

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 22:22

          Who hasn’t worked out for you this year? I feel like I’m competitive every year. I’ve copped Zerrett and kruser injuries but was able to recover because the rest of my team is sound. Pick silly players to start with then yeah maybe you do need 80% luck

            AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 22:34

            Matt Crouch and Zerrett are the 2 injuries so far, some forward line issues in Lobb and Billings but Billings will sort himself out eventually. Looking at my team I'd say i haven't made any "silly" picks, just my players are having difficulty scoring well at the same time as eachother.

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:36

      Consecutive top 100 finishes based on luck…..80% in fact. Wake up mate.

        AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 22:44

        A lot of things have to go right in a season to ensure a top 100 finish, it is not inherently based off of your "skill" at picking players. You have to have a good run with injuries, and your PODS have to fire. I'm not saying you don't know what you're doing, i'm saying that the combination of knowledge and luck is what leads to a good season in supercoach.

          Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 22:54

          You make your own luck. Let’s leave it at that

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 01:03

    You're the same person though?
    Or is it just coincidence that you both showed up on the same day with similar 'random' names and 'hollywood' images you regularly compliment each other for your superior wisdom and support each other in trolling those with an opinion different to yours.

      David C · 10/04/2018 at 05:28

      Think you nailed it there.

        Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 07:44

        Everyone knows David C will get around anyone that bags us. You’re a sook mate, have fun with your puss team

      Sixty69sWow · 10/04/2018 at 06:54

      You’ve hit the nail on the head Trevor. These blokes turned up on here nearly the same day, are both online same time of day always commenting on same posts as each other suckin each other off trying to put them selves on a pedestal with there ‘knowledge’. They are the same person and I cannot wait to hear there podcast with the one guy put on two voices. They have almost everybody sucked in.

        here we go · 10/04/2018 at 07:07

        Who cares who they are? I'm intrresred in solid advice not the liquid diatribe from those two blow ins. I will finish top 1000 but I'm not going to carry on and on about it.

          Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 07:43

          You guys are jokes, who would have time to do that? It’s far more likely people without accounts are the same guy.
          And again how is it trolling? I give good advice, prove me wrong. Haven’t seen anything from you other than bagging me. Not bringing much to the table are you?

          SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 09:53

          You missed 2 zeroes here we go. Won't get close to 10000 let alone a 1000.

          Here we go, sixty69swow and Trevor are all the same person. Just types in a different name before submitting comment each time. Your a sad sad boy.

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 08:22

      Interesting how we are in the JR group in SC and also in a couple leagues with some JR community members.

      It's clear as day we know each other. But if you think one person would make 2 accounts on JR and 2 accounts in SC your mistaken. No one got time for that. The envy that surrounds us is growing day by day and the podcast will be good. 2 different people.

dontblushbaby · 09/04/2018 at 19:56

Stephen Coniglio – will he be in the top 8 mids this year ? Thoughts please

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 20:03

    Top 15

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 20:19

    A lot of competition for points at GWS

    Not top 10, I’d put him in the next bracket.

      dontblushbaby · 09/04/2018 at 21:51

      So why would anyone be trading him now ? I would have thought if you were trading in a Mid it would be at least a top10

        Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 21:55

        Pretty much. Personally I think he can be top ten, then again I don't have to worry because I started with him.

          Derek · 10/04/2018 at 00:29

          If you started with him you have nailed it.

          Wouldn’t be trading him in now.

        Derek · 10/04/2018 at 00:27

        Its called ‘chasing points’

    Porpoise · 09/04/2018 at 21:59

    Top 20 maybe. A lot of competition. Anyway, he usually gets injured.

    Steeeve · 09/04/2018 at 22:09

    If I had the balls I'd wait a fortnight and turn him into Zach Merrett, pocketing a cool $100K.
    Had Merrett in my preseason top 10 but not Cogs.

    Provlem is I don't trust players who have had head knocks. Takes them a long time to get back to their best.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/04/2018 at 10:52

    Can only go on the end of last year and the start of this year blush but he is looking good a point scoring mid at the moment.
    Who knows if he'll be top 8 probably not due to his injury history but at the moment im enjoying the ride.
    $ PPM be definately top 8 so far.

Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 20:04

I can't decide what to do this week so I have decided to ask the community for ideas.

My team is in shambles and I have burned 3 trades so not the greatest of starts. Merret, Brayshaw, Ryan and Lobb are all possibly immediate problems. 50k in the bank and ranked pretty lowly at around 13000.

Laird, Ryan, Bonner, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (Murphy, Keefe)

Mitchell, Dusty, Fyfe, Oliver, Kelly, Zerret, Kelly, Holman (Barry, Brayshaw, Banfield)

Gawn, Nic Nat (Olango)

Heeney, Billings, Smith, Sicily, Lobb, Ryan (Venables, Fritsch)

Cheers

    Derek · 09/04/2018 at 20:17

    Need to wait on news for Lobb and Ryan

      Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 20:56

      Derek are your thoughts on Zerret?

        redherringfc · 09/04/2018 at 21:03

        He dropped $85k in a week. I’m guessing he might drop to mid to low 400’s.

        I’ve got him. I think we just have to suck it up and know that at some point he will put some decent scores together.

        What guts me about it (and Kreuzer and Zorko) is that people are going to get them at such ridiculously low prices after paying top $ for all of them.

          Northerner · 09/04/2018 at 21:08

          And Yeo

        Derek · 09/04/2018 at 21:36

        Sorry mate, I didn’t see the game.

        Sometimes you can tell if a premo is struggling and other times he just had one of those nights where the ball bounces the wrong way and you know he will come good.

        Like Shaw on the weekend. Though he played well, but a couple of out on the full and a really tough call for deliberate out of bounds just took 12pts off him instead of adding 15.

        Can’t help you with Merrett though.

    Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 20:25

    I agree with Derek, Lobb and Ryan are your real concerns

    Ricardo · 09/04/2018 at 20:30

    Downgrade Brayshaw and upgrade Lobb

    Doc · 09/04/2018 at 21:25

    I've got Lobb at F6 so thinking of downgrading him to Henry and upgrading Brayshaw to Cogs

    Marty · 09/04/2018 at 23:13

    Brayshaw to Higgins (yes a week early I know) and Lobb to Walters or Hogan. Lobb will be a liability and I've made the same change this week (chosen Walters).

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:18

    How about
    brayshaw>Henry
    Lobb>Hogan

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:21

    Or take the safe option because your expensive Kelly is also going to bleed some bikkys
    Merrett to Cogs
    Lobb to Buddddddyyyy

      Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 01:20

      Don't have the cash for that

    SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 10:04

    Lobb has been a disappointment get rid of him. He has no heart. Ryan is also done so could probably go Ryan to bubble rookie and lobb to Walters!

      Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 11:56

      Yeah I was looking at doing those exact trades. Thinking of possibly Crowden as the rookie to pick and maybe getting Higgins in for Brayshaw next week forming a DPP link. Only problem with Walters is that he would be my 7th premo having the round 14 bye and I still have possibly Danger and Crouch to come in after their drops in price.

Tyruddanaut · 09/04/2018 at 20:27

When you feel like giving up, I just went up over 45k in overall over two weeks. You never should stop, stick to what you know and it will get better

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 20:48

    Just focus on Leagues mate, only one of us will win the Lottery…number 1, and that depends on a lot of luck.

      GreedyMcReadie · 09/04/2018 at 21:50

      23 chances at $1,000
      23 chances at $500
      23 chances at $250
      1 chance at $50,000
      1 chance at $5,000
      another 8 chances at $1,000

      You can focus on the leagues old man the good players go for cash

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:59

        Ok..! will do, not a gambling addict so good luck with all your odds and stuff.

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:45

        Two plus two is four, minus one that's three, quick mafs.

          Kwik-E-Mafs · 10/04/2018 at 12:22

          23 plus 23 plus 23 plus 1 plus 1 plus 8 = 2 minus eight that’s six quick-e-mafs

hedski · 09/04/2018 at 20:57

Liam Ryan out for "extended period" after hearing a crack upon ankle injury, scans still inconclusive. AFL.com.
God dammit.

    Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 21:01

    Might have to burn another trade now

      hedski · 09/04/2018 at 21:02

      Just got him in on Friday DM.

        Northerner · 09/04/2018 at 21:07

        Likewise. Was my only trade to date. I’ve got to deal with Lobb as well this week depending on his injury status

        Defying_Madness · 09/04/2018 at 21:07

        Same here I traded Langdon for him. Was looking like a good move early as well

    PeteB · 09/04/2018 at 21:09

    Well I won’t be trading him in this week. Was my only planned trade so looks like i’ll just hold this week.

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:01

      Wait! Your plan was to trade Ryan in this week?

    TOPHAWK1 · 09/04/2018 at 21:28

    Hi Hedski. I think he has a serious problem with that ankle. It was like he was shot like a "dear in the headlights" after kicking that goal.

    Moppy · 09/04/2018 at 21:56

    Might have to burn my first trad3 now.

    Steeeve · 09/04/2018 at 22:17

    I reeeeeally want to hold him, has so much morr cash to make. If he's out for 5 or more weeks I might trade him out and then bring him back in as a downgrade

      SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:41

      Not a silly move Steve. Someone guaranteed to make cash but in the meantime fatten up another rookie.

      Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:00

      If you already have a loopholer trade them out for one of the new rookies and use Ryan as your loopholer. You still use a trade but you keep the same # of 'Players' and get the bonus cash from the new rookie increase. Ryans extra 70k for a score of 60 will be very handy at bye time.

        Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:11

        I have Olango as my looper but I'm hoping maybe Mathew Flynn will get a go at the giants? Does anybody know how he went in Neafl?

    Marty · 09/04/2018 at 23:15

    Don't know why but I started with Waterman instead of Ryan (think he was on the extended bench at the time). Dodged a bullet.

      Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:13

      when you make those sorts of comments it goes in your Karma bank Marty. If I was you I'd be hoping that my VC gives a definitive score this week

    paul · 10/04/2018 at 19:53

    It now looks like Ryan is out for more than six weeks at least.I think I my trade to Waterman the coach was full of praise for him at the after match.He has jumped in price but I feel he will still score well and make lots more money + excellent job security.

      Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 21:54

      Excellent job security? Are we talking about the same player?

JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 21:16

Had my best week so far,improved each week which is a positive.Scored 2323 and am now ranked 14,813 so getting closer to the top 10,000 which was my first target.Won all the ten leagues that I am in,not sure that will happen again this season,so it was a good feeling.Had some good tussles with Deafness in 'Holy Grail', Gator in 'The Rat Pack' and Tibor in 'Guns&Rookies'.

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:23

    Great score this week John in a week of carnage, I only managed 2145 this week …shite!, which saw me drop from 2445 to 6000 and something, just made 2 trades this week which will help my season a lot this year I feel, 2 speculatives for 2 keepers.

      JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 21:34

      I saw the post Russty, your team will be a lot better for it,I do like Hogan and was very tempted,but already have Petracca from the Dees,I don't like doubling up,so traded out Billings for Heeney. Your score was down mainly due to your VC&C picks,so I wouldn't worry to much Russty.

        Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:44

        Hey thanks John, I wanted to get Jesse, cause I think he'll have a big year, have Trac as well, both very round 14 bye friendly. 🙂
        Heeney in is a very good keeper trade mate…set and forget.

          neil demons delight · 09/04/2018 at 22:06

          DEES will only get better too RUSSTY and JOHN TOM MCDONALD and viney still to come in and BALIC 6 GOALS sunday and easily best ALL's good at melbourne

            Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 22:13

            Bloody oath Neil, dees will have a finals year…and could even do a Tigers/bulldogs of the last 2 years..why not?..and like you said, still have extra guns to come back in.

            TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/04/2018 at 10:56

            Could help youself could you NDD.
            Man crush on Tmac is scary. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😅" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f605.svg"&gt;

      Beezneez · 10/04/2018 at 12:55

      Yeah Russty, you beat me by 1 in Guns and Rookies.

        Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 16:18

        Sorry about that Beez, i thought you beat me but your score got scaled down by 16 points or something, just dumb luck mate.

    neil demons delight · 09/04/2018 at 21:33

    great effort john

      gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 21:48

      Hi JD yeah we had a good crack but couldn't get you … A couple of poor scores from premos don't help but i'm not the only one that had that problem.. No doubt we are going to cross paths and looking forward to the return bout….. btw you had a good score mate

        neil demons delight · 09/04/2018 at 22:09

        gat do you like RUSSTY and myself going BILLINGS to HOGAN No sainters left just gotta get TRACCA.

          gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:17

          Yep looks better Neil and you will sleep well tonight

        JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:28

        Hey Gator,looks like we are in three leagues together,your two leagues'The Rat Pack'&'Magnificent 7 and 'Chatter Boxers'.In the end it really came down to that last game and Danger not doing as well as we thought he would and Ryan going really well again.

          gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 23:45

          That's the way it goes JD we all gotta have some luck somewhere and I'll take 2250 at this time of year also …. Good luck mate

      JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:15

      Thanks Neil,I hope to get higher scores come finals,but for now as long as I can av around the 2,250 mark that will do me.

Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:16

I had a moment of clarity tonight… Billings out for Hogan, and Whitfield out for Dusty, Now have in the mids, Danger, Dusty, Titch, Oliver and Fyfe, now have one dodgy midpricer and the 2 best rookies so I'll see how it goes.

    JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 21:24

    Looks better already Russty,nearly the same in the mids,I have Titch, Dusty, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglio & three rookies.Not having that extra premo mid is hurting me,but it will only be for two more rounds,until I get Danger in round six.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:30

      Cogs could easily become Danger the way he's going John 🙂

        Moonshine · 09/04/2018 at 21:53

        You are kidding Russy. Danger is king. Coniglio no where near him. See Danger go without ABBA.

          JohnDJ59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:04

          Hey Moonshine,Russty means I could trade Coniglio for Danger in a few weeks time.

    redherringfc · 09/04/2018 at 21:24

    That’s a cracking 5 players in your mids.

    Which round do you think you’ll be going Hogan to Billings?

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:25

      Hahah not gonna happen mate..Billings and all Saints in my squad are done.

        Northerner · 10/04/2018 at 04:59

        Russty, Savage has been more than solid. Excellent user of the ball and they all look for him. Ball is down there a lot! Keep on watch list. Very happy with my defence. Laird, Savage and Ryan and all the defensive rookies that have been gold. Only concern is the way the 3 onfield defensive rookies are going. Where are we going to get our cash for upgrades in other lines in the short term as we won’t be culling them anytime soon!

    neil demons delight · 09/04/2018 at 21:25

    looks good mate did the same billings 4 hoges have parker instead of dusty not good but ok

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:32

      Parker's going ok Neil….he'll be a top mid this year.

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 21:26

    Like it Russty! Did you look at my team also? Haha. I have Danger, Martin, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe also. And a pod in there too.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:33

      Not yet 66, will now,,,just thought …what the hell, get the best midfield I can now , rather than later.

        Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 21:35

        Yeah I’m running danger tich dusty Oliver Fyfe cogs and the two rookies. Hopefully hogan can keep it up for you

          Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:45

          Cheers Wow, I'm counting on it, reckon Jesse will have a good year.

            Sc_Wow · 09/04/2018 at 21:48

            Just check their fixtures looks pretty easy for them this year. Bar the stretch at the end

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:54

      Nice mids 66 ,shame about Gazza going down.

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 21:59

        Yeh Gaz was only ever a short term plan for danger. But crouch went down for me so held but now they both gone haha

    AuroraBorealis?! · 09/04/2018 at 21:51

    I wouldn't be trading Billings yet.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:57

      Sorry Aurora, I just can't stand him anymore, or any Saints going forward, I know I could be jumping the gun but I'm prepared to wear it.. Saints are a write off this year.

        SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:00

        Never been a fan of any saints either and with a terrible bye. Why go there?

        The only positive with saints in a rd 14 bye is they wouldn't have scored much if they played anyway!

    Holty · 09/04/2018 at 21:52

    Thats an awesome midfield Russty. My midfield has been the only thing keeping me sane this year apart from Ablett going down. I have Titch Oliver Cripps Ablett Fyfe and Pendles. The rest of my lines can go and get stuffed

      Whatyasmokin · 09/04/2018 at 21:54

      I like the Pendles pick, he's flying under the radar.

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 21:58

      Thanks Holty, straight from Gazza to Danger mate this week?

        Holty · 09/04/2018 at 22:28

        Yeah its tempting. Might wait a few weeks though for his price to drop. Just doesnt quite look 100% right now.

          SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:39

          He's not off. If anything he just got 2 games under his belt from doing a hammy. He will destroy saints and even more so no ablett running around. Cats under the pump with 1 win and the pressure of the fab 3 in the guts.

            Holty · 09/04/2018 at 23:08

            No doubting what he is capable of. Just worried the lack of midfield time. If he was 100% i think he would of just been thrown in the guts a lot earlier (especially in the 2nd). He did look bloody good though when he was finally put the the middle though.

          Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 22:41

          Only reason Danger isn't in the midfield more is because of there being too many midfielders there, because Geelong's fwd line is fairly crappish still, (Hawkins, Menzel etc being inconsistent) with Gazza going down now, Danger will be more purely a midfield stoppage/clearance player, and should score you a lot more points going forward.

            Holty · 09/04/2018 at 22:50

            Yep will do. He will be in my team soon just cant decide if it will be this week. But then again, already used some trades so probably safer just putting him now and not worry about another trade to bring him in

              SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:54

              He was 17% ownership…..for a bloke that scored 270 or so more points than anyone last year is crazy. He's out of the danger zone with his hammy after 2 games I believe. Watch him explode.

              Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 22:58

              Get the best ones in asap Holty then you can start getting the best scores, the longer it drags out, the longer you'll be waiting for your best potential scores.

                Holty · 09/04/2018 at 23:16

                Yep this is true. Makes it a lot easier now with Ablett going down. I should really start listening to my own advice. Said to everyone last few years you must bring in Doc no matter what the price is. It should be no different with Danger.

            MaybeMighta · 09/04/2018 at 23:57

            Or, Constable will get a run?

            Derek · 10/04/2018 at 00:20

            Duncan back this week. Still think Danger will spend time forward

    gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:00

    Looking better there rusty and a huge sigh of relief getting rid of billings… My mids are Danger, Titch, Dusty , Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps and Kelly and Holman so I'm happy what I've got there atm… Only concentrating on Backs and Fwds

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 22:10

      That's about as solid as you can get in the mids at this time of year Gats, no surprise you scored well this week. Forget about price changes and just reap the rewards of your big scorers in the mids mate.
      Other options in other lines will appear as you need them. 🙂

        gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:22

        Yeah it's just a matter of wait and see from here Russty and as they fall just gotta pick the right ones off

    hedski · 09/04/2018 at 22:13

    Now that Ryan is hit for 6 I'm going early on my Titch plan, was waiting for Brayshaw to make some more cash but Titch will be over $700k by then.
    Mids are Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Kelly, Cripps and Cogs.

      gator59 · 09/04/2018 at 22:23

      Looking better already Hedski

      Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 23:08

      Get him in mate,and never start without him again, he'll net you more points than anyone else this year, You'll win some Leagues this year with him, but not without him.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/04/2018 at 11:03

      Same 6 as me mate.
      Dont have dusty but cant have em all
      Plan was to go cogs dusty but with the way cogs is going might have to wait for a fat rook.

JamBak · 09/04/2018 at 21:56

Thoughts on McGovern -> Hogan via dpp of keefe?

Boydo · 09/04/2018 at 22:00

Don't like doing it but almost a straight swap Lambert to Hogan? Or give lambert a crack at Brisbane?

Ando · 09/04/2018 at 22:04

Hey Community! I started with Zorko who's had a bit of an underwhelming start, and got Brayshaw who won't make much more cash.

I'm considering downgrading Brayshaw to a rookie on the bubble and trading Zorko to Macrae (who looks the real deal).

Thoughts?

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 22:42

    Hold zorko. But downgrade brayshaw.

    Westy · 09/04/2018 at 22:59

    Me like!

    Lazza · 10/04/2018 at 00:11

    I too have Zorko and Brayshaw … Zorko’s BE is 129 this week .. faces the Tigers … lots of pressure around the ball .. but not in and under … Titch scored big this week even with Graham covering him at stoppages… Zorko could go 100+ .. and he drops his R2 score next week .. so should start to climb in price again … so I’d hold for a few more weeks until you build cash through the rookies .. if by then Zorko hasn’t returned to greatness then consider a trade, but maybe wait till the byes as he has a favourable bye round.

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:58

    It depends on your objective Ando. If yours is to win one of the weekly or the annual cash prize you should have dumped him last week. His best ever year was last year (ranked 12th) and he still had 2-scores below 60 and 4-scores below 80. The rest of his scores were VERY ave except for a 196 otherwise only 6 over 120.
    You have room for 8 GUN MIDS Zorko has never been one of the top 10 and team changes don't indicate that he will be this year.

Westy · 09/04/2018 at 22:57

current team
D Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Bonner, Doedee, Finlayson – Murray, Murphy
M Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Zorko, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman – Barry, Brayshaw, Banfield
R Gawn, Nankervis – English
F Franklin, D Smith, Roughead, Deledio, Ryan, Fritsch – Keefe, Waterman

Currently ranked in the high 6,000s – ave 2286 – 2 trades used & 123K in bank. Best start ever to a year.

Was thinking to swap Zorko & Roughead for Lyons & Hogan. Might have to revisit that in light of the Ryan injury.
Zorko, Roughead and Hibberd are my main concerns. Zorko and Hibberd's numbers are starting to improve though.

    SC_Sixty6 · 09/04/2018 at 23:06

    Zorko and roughy to Lyons and Hogan a no no. Leave Zorko, you backed him and wore his horrid 32. If anything downgrade Ryan to a bubble rookie and do roughy to Hogan if your that keen. I'm never keen on key fwds but.

      Morenow · 10/04/2018 at 01:09

      So you wouldn’t go Buddy then!!!!!!!!!!

        Westy · 10/04/2018 at 05:27

        Buddy is my F1 at the moment.

    Trevor · 10/04/2018 at 00:42

    Get rid of Zorko if you want to Westy you don't need the grief (I did last week for Cogs =$106k and 32 points better off already) but if you do trade him you should trade for someone with a pedigree like danger, Selwood or Macrae who ranked 11th overall last year.

    I'd sell Deledio before roughy mainly for durability reasons and target Heeney before Hogan also for durability reasons

ATeam12345 · 09/04/2018 at 23:24

Ablett and Brayshaw for McLean and Walters and sure up my forwards
or
Ablett for Dusty, wait a week or 2 and get in Merrett with a downgrade/upgrade

    Russty_ · 09/04/2018 at 23:46

    Hey ATeam, sorry Ablett went down for you but if you don't get Dusty in now, it could be too late later…..hopefully you already have Danger?

      ATeam12345 · 09/04/2018 at 23:55

      Yeah got Danger. Rolled with him and Gray from the start to save trades.

      Current mids: Danger, Ablett, Mitchell, Fyfe, Parker, Conigs, Kelly, Holman.
      I've got 2 rookies playing forward line so thats why I figured I can sure up the fwd line more.

      zerowins · 10/04/2018 at 05:54

      In saying that i just had a look at Lobb and Brayshaw to Henry and Dusty and that feels better

    zerowins · 10/04/2018 at 05:46

    Dusty is set to drop a little in price ib the next 2 weeks. At least thats what im hoping for

Northerner · 10/04/2018 at 05:04

Just looking at Hogan’s form line. Add in a 79 and 106 from JLT at 0.95 PPM and his last 5 weeks has him comfortably top 10 forwards. At his price and with Lobb looking like he’ll miss with injury he’s emerged with perfect timing. Thank you SC gods.

    INPieman · 10/04/2018 at 07:11

    Hard to ignore his form. Lobb to Hogan seems like a great move. I wish I had a way to git him in

    SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 08:44

    I had Hogan all preseason couldn't decide between him and Taylor. I know Dees wants him to spend more time in the guts, I'm just worried when Tmac and Viney comes back how much affect will they have on Hogan.

    pod · 10/04/2018 at 13:04

    Go for it Northerner he has top 6 fwd written all over him.

    Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 13:14

    People were hot on Taranto too, its a long season, I wouldn't be too quick to call him a lock, yes he's looked great the last two weeks, bit he also played the lions and roos.

Yap · 10/04/2018 at 07:05

I have the cash to go Zerrett straight to dusty, do I hold fire or do it? I'll still have 100k in the bank after.

    INPieman · 10/04/2018 at 07:13

    Zerrett can't handle a tag. Honeychurch was the culprit this week. I would move him to Dusty or Titch of you don't have them

      r_calve · 10/04/2018 at 12:15

      what about merrett to Lyons

        Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 12:21

        Nah

    pod · 10/04/2018 at 13:02

    Hit that trade button get Dusty now

murray · 10/04/2018 at 08:47

Hi community
have 500k in bank, was going to offload Graham 276k and Sicily 402K and bring in McCrae 605K and McLean 493K. McCrae is shaping up as a top 8 mid and Mclean is a keeper in my book, so am replacing 2 stepping stones up to 2 keepers, Thoughts??

    neil demons delight · 10/04/2018 at 09:50

    If I were you I would be celebrating Mclean and Mc RAE ARE REAL GOOD Bye Friendly and one is a definite keeper the other like Parker a near keeper What you have to remember is there is not much difference between M8 and M12 I know it may take a trade to get M8 if they are outstanding but the bye sways me. On the other side FLOG'S GONE DO IT

      murray · 10/04/2018 at 10:28

      Hi Neil, that is the other thing I did not mention and that is: That Flog Sicily is gone

    Derek · 10/04/2018 at 09:54

    Are you just chasing points?

    Early season form can be a lot different to the rest of the season.

    Think guys like JPK who just gets better as the season goes and the days get colder, the fields wetter and slower.

      murray · 10/04/2018 at 10:30

      have a good point Derek, but the trend is your friend. I think they are both low risk options and I wanted them both before R1, Their scoring has only confirmed my gut feeling which was to pick them pre R1
      Your right about JPK though, he will get better and is cheap at the moment. I might get him later in the season

    INPieman · 10/04/2018 at 10:33

    Getting rid of Graham is almost essential. If you held Sicily I'd persist. McLean seems to have an SC friendly game. Not convinced MacRae is top 8 just yet

    Whatyasmokin · 10/04/2018 at 11:34

    Why keep sicily through his week off then? Back him in.

      murray · 10/04/2018 at 11:53

      because I had other more pressing matters to attend to last week and had to leave him in

      murray · 10/04/2018 at 11:53

      not sure if I can back him in, I think I am regretting getting him now

Marty · 10/04/2018 at 10:34

Thoughts of bringing Connor McKenna into my team? It needs a little more bite 😛

    INPieman · 10/04/2018 at 10:51

    Gold!

    hedski · 10/04/2018 at 10:56

    Nice

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/04/2018 at 11:06

    Rippa.

    Headline:

    Don bites dick.

murray · 10/04/2018 at 10:35

you have a good point Derek, but the trend is your friend. I think McLean and McCrae are both low risk options and I wanted them both before R1, Their scoring has only confirmed my gut feeling which was to pick them pre R1
Your right about JPK though, he will get better and is cheap at the moment. I might get him later in the season

    Derek · 10/04/2018 at 11:15

    i think JPK's best days might be behind him. I was just thinking he was an example of players who always start slow, especially when the pace is in the game in April/May but come into their own when the winter set in.

    the opposite happens, there are some "good weather' players

Andrew · 10/04/2018 at 11:25

Brayshaw to Crowden this week or wait a week and go to higgins?

    KSinny · 10/04/2018 at 11:37

    Personlly i went Ryan down to Crowden and will probably go Brayshaw to Higgins next week

      Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 11:56

      Thinking the exact same here

    Northernsoul74 · 10/04/2018 at 12:16

    Could look at Ed Richards if you can use some DPP wizardry.

SamC · 10/04/2018 at 11:30

ive got 123k in the kitty when would it be time to bring in danger?

    Derek · 10/04/2018 at 13:05

    Have a look at the Cats draw.

    What do you notice?

    Hint: quality of opponents in rounds 5-7 compared to rounds 8-12

    Some people are fixture proof and Danger is top of that list, but I don’t want to be without him from round 8 onwards.

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 13:19

      Hawks and cats game would be classed as a tough game which it is. The 'easy' games I don't believe to equate to big points. Harder games mean more contested ball and more stoppages. Last year danger got his 200 against a tough gws outfit. Just get him in, he thrives off tough battles.

        Derek · 10/04/2018 at 14:07

        What stats do you have on Danger’s scoring for Wins vs Losses.

Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 11:43

Any thoughts on the Bont?

Not sure what his role is anymore. I thought I bought a premium midfielder at a reasonably reduced price. Haven't moved him on because he has that ability to accumulate points seemingly from nothing.

Started without Danger because didn't want to pay big dollars for a bloke with a suspect hamstring who was missing round one. Not really panicking yet about Danger, the wait call looks ok but it was always going to be a trick to get him in eventually which is obviously a must. His break even must now be easily over 200. Having said that he is likely to get hold of St Kilda and get the double ton.

Plan at this stage is to trade Bont up to Danger but I probably don't need to panic and do it this week

Any thoughts.

    Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 12:00

    Puts you a step back on full premo

      Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 12:22

      By not starting with Danger I created a problem for myself because I believe that I have to get him at some point. I accepted that as the price for that call and I'm still happy with that but the trick will be how and when to get him in. At this stage I'm happy to just wait no need to panic. Have some money in reserve, have most of the good rookies who are making good money and only used one trade to rid myself of Sicily the flog boy. Ranked in the 600's so all in all a good start to the season. The key will be the timing and cost of the Danger in move. It won't be this week which is in itself a risk because he might absolutely bash the saints..

    AuroraBorealis?! · 10/04/2018 at 16:39

    Bont was primarily playing as a key forward against essendon and it looks like they may leave him there as it appears to have worked for them. I highly doubt he'll be a top 10 or even top 15 mid this year, however i wouldn't trade him to Danger just yet. Danger will go down in price next week and you should reevaluate then. HOLD for now.

    JohnDJ59 · 10/04/2018 at 17:20

    Hey Tibor just had a look at your team,we played each other in 'Guns&Rookies' on the weekend not much in it,your choice of VC&C was the main difference.I would be looking at either Whitfield or JOM to get Danger since Bont could still be a good M8 come full premo,I'm getting Danger in round six,which is what I planned from the start,since I thought I could use Fyfe&Titch as my VC&C till then and just hoped Danger would be down in price by then.

      Tibor · 11/04/2018 at 08:29

      Yeah that's where I've landed too. I'd like to keep Whitfield if I can so I just cross my fingers and hope for a nice block of footy from JOM before he breaks or runs out of steam. Given his history a strong 22 games is not likely

SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 11:45

Last year Tex had a 91, 111 and a 143 for his first 3 games……lots jumped on for him to post a 92 the week after and then fall to a couple of 20's games with a 57 and 3 70's then a few 80's.

Be careful of key fwds guys. Especially with viney and McDonald coming back in soon. Hogan has his points from midfield also so to see Tex score purely as a fwd has me worry about Hogan when is a pure fwd again once the demons are full strength as Hogan's points are really midfield points. ..granted he has kicked goals but alot more possessions than usual.

I expect Hogan to finish the year with an avg of 80-85 max. That's not a keeper. But goodluck with your 'calculated' risk!

    Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 12:02

    Not sure how you know what Hogans role is going to be. Apart from his first year when he won the rising star award he hasn't had any chance to get a decent go and play a reasonable number of games without injury, illness or suspension.

    Melbourne seem committed to the idea of playing him midfield and high forward quite a bit. I don't think McDonald and Viney return changes that too much. If anything they get the option of using McDonald as the full forward which releases Hogan. Given his start price and form I can't see any reason to trade him out just yet..

      SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 12:11

      If you started with Hogan that's fine you'll benefit his service this early of the season. It's those who didn't start with him might be in a bit of a fickle, when Tmac and Viney comes back.

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 12:24

      You use the word 'seem' against my statistics I produce. If you started him great work. But as I clearly stated the people that jump on watch out as Viney and McDonald 'WILL' be back and affect his input. It won't SEEM to affect him, it WILL affect him.

        tyrant · 10/04/2018 at 12:35

        youre not to good with this whole communication thing are you

          SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 12:45

          Go rant elsewhere flog.

            Tyrant · 10/04/2018 at 12:50

            go make 2 profiles elsewhere sixty six/scwow

              SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 12:53

              Your gonna look like a fool and eat your words when our podcast is up. Thinking you know something when you no nothing. Your wasting your time here anyway. Go get good at something Ty, it clearly isn't SC.

              belly button fluff · 10/04/2018 at 20:19

              lol I was wondering that too. They do have similar mannerisms with sentence structure and grammar sometimes and love blowing each others trumpet ;P. But I'm not entirely sure. Oh well entertaining I suppose.

        Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 12:51

        66 I honestly didn't pay any attention to the statistics you included because they related to Tex Walker not Jesse Hogan. I agree with you regarding the risk of key forwards generally because even Buddy can run hot and cold. I use the word Seem because I don't pretend for a moment to know for sure but I took a punt on Hogan because his price was very low and I believe he is a gun player who will be worth a fair bit more than I've paid. His role is interesting certainly very different to Tex which is why I don't think the stats you quote are relevant to Jesse Hogan. The role he's playing looks a lot like the way St Kilda used Riewoldt or even the way Richmond used Richo for awhile and they both scored big doing that.

        I don't pretend to know for certain but I reckon it's worth a gamble.

    SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 12:04

    Just what i was thinking about Hogan, there was talk about Hogan spending more time in the middle. Not sure if their intent was for him to cover Tmac and Viney while they're recovering.

    I'm seeing a lot Coaches jumping on him this week, hope it works out for them.

      Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 12:11

      I took him from the start in the hope that he just gets a decent run of games. I felt his opening price was pretty tempting given how good a player I believe he is.

      I reckon he scores well regardless of what role he plays. I also reckon that if he is forward and having a quiet time of it they will move him into the play which reduces the chances of that real turd score young key forwards are notorious for

      In short a classic mid price risk but given the price and talent worth a crack….it's been a good gamble so far

    pod · 10/04/2018 at 12:57

    How do you claim to know what role Hoges will play? He is killing it in his current role and WILL no doubt continue in the role. It is only your opinion and I advise all on this site to treat it as an opinion. If you like Hogan go for it, that's also an opinion.

    How can you compare Hoges with Tex? Baffling statement. I appreciate your input, I really do as I'm sure others do, but you can't be 100% on this one.

    Crowboy94 · 10/04/2018 at 13:05

    Both completely different players! No comparison at all

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 13:09

      I never once compared them. Read the post! The whole point was 'watch out for key fwds' which is clearly stated.

      Hogan has midfield minutes which he will lose significantly when demons full strength.

      Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 13:15

      Thanks Crowboy and Pod. I thought it was just me who couldn't get my head around how Tex Walkers stats from last year related to Jesse Hogan this year.

      Wow and 66 are fairly committed to there own ideas and tend to present opinions as fact.

      In fairness they get plenty right but like the rest of us get a fair bit wrong too. Tend to be a bit abusive with anyone who expresses an opinion they don't agree with

        Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 13:25

        Point out what I've got wrong please? And I think you've got the whole abusive thing wrong. I present feedback, people that don't like the feedback, get upset, ignore and then cop their stupid mistakes. Id be all ears for people presenting a differing case, if they could back it up. saying players have had 2 good games in a row doesn't really qualify

          Crowboy94 · 10/04/2018 at 13:38

          Well instead of bringing in Hogan this week which I was doing by trading out Stephenson. Should I instead:

          Trade Stephenson for Crowden/Henry
          Then trade up to Dusty via Merrett?

            SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 13:58

            Yes get Dusty in.

    Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 13:18

    Baffling how people continually think we are the same person, I hardly have enough time to write all the comments myself. Guess they think they've made some huge call, might make them feel better about constantly getting their teams wrong, unfortunately its just another thing they're getting wrong.

    Yeah I see what you're saying here 66, wouldn't even say you're making a direct comparison between Tex and Hogan, more so that people have jumped on guys in the past that start really well, but then it fizzles out. SC is a long game, and you need to be certain of your upgrade targets, its no issue for people that started him. But bringing him in this early could be risky if he starts slowing down

      belly button fluff · 10/04/2018 at 20:26

      Maybe you guys should try more good cop bad cop routine Wow and 66. Or comedic short cop and the Rock routine. ;P
      Anyway the advice is pretty good. From you oh I mean yous.

    SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 13:55

    I don't know which part of this post that states comparison between Hogan and Tex. All I'm seeing is Tex being an example who pumped big score in the 1sr few games and many Coaches jump on him lasr year and fail to continue his form.

    Hogan(Tex 2.0) in the past 3 games he's been doing well, so well that he's midfield time has increased dramatically due to the fact Tmac and Viney are out of the team.

    We all know key position players doesn't score well unless they spend some time in the guts. Hogan is KPP with the inclusion Tmac and Viney in a few weeks. Hogans mid time will decrease dramatically, don't know how much it will decrease. I'm it will impact his SC score unless he kicks 4 or 5 goals a week.

    Good to those who started with Hogan, this post is more for people who are thinking of bringing him in. And to think twice before making that trade.

      SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 13:58

      Glad myself out Wow aren't the only ones seeing daylight Donkey. Cheers mate. Was never meant to be an argument. Just putting it out there to how I see it.

      here we go · 10/04/2018 at 15:33

      slurp

KSinny · 10/04/2018 at 12:07

Community help me out here I have $61K in the bank and 28 trades what do i do this week?

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

MID: Titch, Dusty, Kelly, Zerrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Kelly, Holeman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Garlett)

RUC: Gawn, Nank (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Fritsch, Ryan (Venables, Keefe)

Really appreciate the feedback guys!

    r_calve · 10/04/2018 at 12:24

    maybe trade merrett or Billings but not really to sure

      Andrew · 10/04/2018 at 12:53

      Getting rid of Ryan is your only priority maybe even Brayshaw but that can wait a week

        KSinny · 10/04/2018 at 12:55

        Yeh I was thinking of Ryan down to Crowden or other rookies on the bubble this week and Brayshaw to Higgins next week.

    Blueprime · 10/04/2018 at 22:19

    Sell Naughton and Ryan. Buy Ed Richards and Franklin.

r_calve · 10/04/2018 at 12:14

thoughts on Luke Ryan an Jarrod Lyons because I was thinking going from McGovern and Merrett to Luke Ryan and Lyons or should I be looking to trade Billings instead and if so who for I already have Walters, smith and mclean

Doc · 10/04/2018 at 13:34

Any news on Rory Lobb? If he gets up this week might just go Billings to Henry and Brayshaw to Dusty/Cogs/Parker?

Paul · 10/04/2018 at 13:36

do i trade my taranto for heath shaw in a draft league?

    Derek · 10/04/2018 at 14:02

    I factor in a 15% point difference for a defender or forward above a midfielder in Draft.

    Shaw should ave 85. Taranto 90.

    I would take Shaw on that trade.

      Paul · 10/04/2018 at 20:37

      thanks!

KSinny · 10/04/2018 at 13:59

Crowden, Henry or Ratugolea for Ryan?

JEL · 10/04/2018 at 13:59

Mulling over a couple of options:
1. Zerrett => Dusty
2. Brayshaw => Cogs

Currently with Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Gibbs, Zerrett, Pettraca, Kelly & Holman

If I get Cogs, I can move Pettraca FWD.
Getting in Dusty gives me an uber-premo, but it's a sideways move and I'm wearing the loss of a trade.

    SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 14:09

    Honestly, I like that trade. So long you intend or think Cogs will be a keeper by end of year. He may be a good M9 or a possible M8 by the end of season.

    SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 14:11

    You've missed the cog boat. Why pay 50k more when you could've had him last week or season start.

      SC_Donkey · 10/04/2018 at 15:53

      Yes he has missed the boat, but it's never too late to correct and strengthen his team. If you look at his Mid, i feel he needs to make those trades to give a bit of a chance to salvage his season. Sorry mate, but i feel sometimes you and SC_Wow needs to help others on how to improve their team. Than rather saying/typing short sentences, you and Sc_Wow have seen that most Coaches here needs guidance, not as informative or knowledgeable as you guys are.

      Maybe and Maybe majority will start taking you guys more seriously. I myself like what you guys bring in the community, it's the guidance and support is what you guys are lacking.

      Cheers fellas(no offense intended)

    Neverweaken · 10/04/2018 at 15:50

    If you think he is a permanent then get him. I got him in last week at 450k but under 500k for what he looks like he is producing is ok too.

Tibor · 10/04/2018 at 14:35

Cogs is still a decent pick up if you think he will be a top 8 and that's not an unreasonable punt. He's gone up 46 k but still under the 500 k. Plenty of people last year missed out on Oliver at his low 300 start but collected him in the 400 s and had no regrets especially when he finished 600 plus and top 10 in the afl. Just don't pick him unless you're committed to having him as a keeper. He probably posts a few sub 100's along the line somewhere so it's a waste if you miss the first value increase then drop your bottom lip when he goes off the boil and trade again…

    SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 14:47

    You talk previously about myself and wow getting it wrong. Yet your trying to justify bringing in cog now when you could have started him. Your just a point chaser. Goodluck in the leagues.

    Anyone deciding to bring in cog now is wasting money their cash cows have earnt them. Pointless. You make a team at the start with the keepers you think will be top.

      Moosehead · 10/04/2018 at 15:40

      Correct SC. I have six premiums plus two ripper rooks. Willl get Oliver and Crouch when it is time.

Maverick_ · 10/04/2018 at 16:26

Sixty6 are You still close with Jeremy Cameron’s brother was it? Can you get the inside scoop for me on how serious lobbs injury is. I’m hoping I don’t have to move him on! Such an awkward price wouldn’t know who to go to.

    SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 16:49

    He will be rested. It's a tough one but I'd move him along. Other players around at his price will only increase if they in form. Maybe move Ryan along and upgrade Lobb to a 460k type player up fwd. He's ok to move because it looks like the mid price gamble hasn't paid off. Look elsewhere!

      Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 16:53

      I read Cameron is considering letting Patton take on the Ruck role, Cameron musn't have much faith in poor old Dawson Simpson.

        SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 16:57

        Correct. I don't think people actually realise how old Dawson is. He's almost a fossil, moves like one anyway. He will be off the list come season end.

          Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 17:00

          Only 29 though isn't he?..considering Sandi's 35 and Martin is 31, he's not over the hill yet, like you said though, if the Coach thinks he's too slow, he won't get a chance.

            SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 17:09

            Yeah around 29 Russty, He is good mates with Jeremy Cameron off the field, used to live together and Dawson is held together with sticky tape. He's no good!

      Maverick_ · 10/04/2018 at 16:57

      Yeah I have heeney McLean smith Sicily already not sure who else I could grab. Maybe Fischer petracca or Hogan. But I see your not the biggest fan of him and his role security. And u got roasted for it haha personally I think he may continue his role but comes with a lot of risks and unkowns which I can’t bring myself to do if it fail using another trade to fix it. Whose the best option sixty6? I need a keeper.

        SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 17:08

        The people 'roasting' me have no idea what they are on about and didn't even read the post properly.

        I don't know how much coin you have in the bank, from memory Lobb looks around the 390k mark and Ryan is 194k. Take Ryan down to say Crowden pockets you 70k ish leaving you 460k to spend. Based on that, Petracca or choose a POD in Curnow @ 6.3% difference with Curnow and Hogan is Curnow is running through the middle in Carltons best team.

          Maverick_ · 10/04/2018 at 17:23

          440k so not short of cash. Went lambert to ryan (ouch!) only last week to build a war chest for dusty. I have danger and titch. Curnow is a good call, cheers sixty6. Ryan a long term injury? Have ZGL on the pine still also. What a shamble

            SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 17:26

            Just get Dusty in now then. People talk about waiting for him to drop bla bla but when your getting the big boys you also get the big points!

              Maverick_ · 10/04/2018 at 17:31

              Good call. I’ll trade lobb swing Garlett fwd and do what north couldn’t & get dusty with my warchest.

                SC_Sixty6 · 10/04/2018 at 17:34

                Done, you were going to field a rookie regardless so just get the big Dusty on field! Still have a little cash left for your next upgrade!

                  belly button fluff · 10/04/2018 at 20:39

                  I like that Curnow suggestion and reason for him hmmm…

Neverweaken · 10/04/2018 at 16:35

Do I burn some speculative pics (Caddy and Armitage) to get Titch now? With Edwards as the rookie?
Or Ryan and Devon Smith to get Titch With Higgins or Henry as the Rookie?

    Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 16:47

    Hey NW, Caddy and Armitage gone from your side for Titch sounds like a good thing, who's this Edwards bloke you mentioned?
    Dev Smith could be a keeper, can you do Caddy and Armo and get Higgins or Henry or can't you afford that?

      JohnDJ59 · 10/04/2018 at 16:57

      Very good advice Russty.

      Westy · 10/04/2018 at 17:13

      Sounds like these two trades could be classified as the My Fair Lady option.
      “Just you wait Henry Higgins just you wait.” 😉

      Neverweaken · 10/04/2018 at 18:00

      Meant red Richards. and Caddy and Armo to Titch and Richards has been reverse traded so many times now. just didnt want to dump Armitage just yet. but need Titch so guess i shall lock it in. And like rookie defenders over fwds
      Might do Ryan to Higgins next week. or keep Ryan as a loophole for a while
      Sometimes I just need someone else to tell me its not a completely stupid idea

StevoRivo · 10/04/2018 at 17:15

Lambert may stay another week now that I have to deal with Ryan & Langdon on the pine.

Thinking of going early on Higgins as a swing with Garlett. Thoughts?

Or do I double trade and add in Lambert for McLean or Walters?

Morzaaa · 10/04/2018 at 17:16

Any info on Mitch Duncan?? Ive been holding him hoping for his return this week, but havnt seen anything about him!!

    Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 17:31

    Geelong is expected to regain important midfielder Mitch Duncan for its clash against St Kilda. He has missed the past two matches with hamstring soreness.

    From an article titled.."Gaz ruled out for Saints as Scott defends trip" on AFL.com.au

    Not conclusive I know, just keep an eye on Teams on Thurs night.

      Morzaaa · 10/04/2018 at 17:37

      Cheers mate! Hopefully he is named and gets some good midfield time with Gaz out

        Russty_ · 10/04/2018 at 17:49

        No probs Morzaaa good luck mate.

Darren Gaspar · 10/04/2018 at 17:46

Andrew Brayshaw Is my only Concern ATM Is it worth down grading or waiting and hope that he improves Significantly?

Multi_ · 10/04/2018 at 18:26

With all the debate going around a quick poll is in order who will be in the top 8 mids by years end.

Let’s say for argument sake we all agree on Titch Danger and Dusty.

Rank the next 5

In my opinion:

1. Fyfe
2. Kelly
3. Oliver
4. Parker
5. Merrett

Left Ablett out although I believe he will be top 8 average but hard to pick again due to games played

    Sc_Wow · 10/04/2018 at 19:23

    Think you’re way off with Merrett, he’s going to take a while to get going. I’d have Gibbs, Cogs, Cripps, Sloane, Zorko, Macrae all ahead of him

      Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 19:30

      It depends if we are talking averages, if so Merret could maybe make it there but I don't think it's a sure thing

    Defying_Madness · 10/04/2018 at 19:31

    No mention of Crouch? Pretty sure he will make the top bracket again

      Multi_ · 10/04/2018 at 19:49

      Good point Defy forgot to add Crouch with his injury he would slot in above Merrett

      Whatyasmokin · 11/04/2018 at 03:21

      Not sure after an injury and now with Gibbs there, but who knows he is a ball magnet.

BDOG · 10/04/2018 at 18:26

Thought on Andy McGrath BE 106 trade or hold?

    Whatyasmokin · 11/04/2018 at 03:20

    Hold, unless a very good downgrade rookie target on bubble or if u have cash for a premo.

Shaun · 10/04/2018 at 19:56

Please need help hold ldu or trade .

    Russty_ · 11/04/2018 at 01:16

    Looks like he's already stagnated cash-wise, maybe cut your loses and get Crowden in , he'll be UDL's price or thereabouts in 2 weeks.

Yeahnahyeah · 11/04/2018 at 02:41

2362 for the round brings me to ranked 182, unfortunately gotta trade out Ryan after just trading him in, do blokes reckon who out of Henry or Ratugolea have better js and sp?

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