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CHEAT SHEET AND CAPTAINS CORNER

Published by Damo on

We knew it was going to happen.

Bald Headed Jesus went down with a hamstring in the last quarter for the Cats on Sunday, in what is the newest hiccup in his injury-riddled career. You can’t help but feel bad for the poor man.

Gary Ablett will most likely hold the title of Second Best Supercoach Player for all eternity (Behind only our very own Jock Reynolds, who averaged 178.8 points in his rookie year). We pay our respects to you, Gaz. You’re the people’s champion.

Nathaniel Fyfe is taking the absolute piss out of everyone who traded him out after round 1, with a 38 possession domination of Gold Coast on the weekend. Let’s be honest though, it was always going to happen. There is absolutely no one I would trust from Gold Coast to do the job on Nat Fyfe.

On the other end of the spectrum, Elliot Yeo is taking the piss out of everyone who did start him, scoring -7 Supercoach points in the first 3 quarters. Premium output? They don’t call him the Yeo-Yeo for nothing.

I was fairly happy this week, scoring 2212 with Duncan sitting on the pine another week, and winning 5/6 league games. Damo is looking the goods early, scoring 2367 this week and ending round 1 on top of the league ladder. I have a feeling he’s not telling us everything in his cheat sheet, otherwise we’d all be having the success he’s enjoying… Seems pretty fishy to me, Damo!*

*Just kidding, his cheat sheet is amazing. I’d probably still be scoring 1900’s like round 1 if it weren’t for him, so please listen to him before you listen to me. He’s the brain child, I’m just the rugged good looks.

Top 10 Supercoach Scores:

  1. Nat Fyfe – 160 (10 points)
  2. Jonathon Patton – 159 (9 points)
  3. Brodie Grundy – 154 (8 points)
  4. Stefan Martin – 154 (8 points)
  5. Callum Sinclair – 152 (6 points)
  6. Tom Mitchell – 149 (5 points)
  7. Lachie Hunter – 142 (4 points)
  8. Bailey Williams – 139 (3 points)
  9. Jarrod Lyons – 138 (2 points)
  10. Steele Sidebottom – 134 (1 point)

Leaderboard

  1. Tom Mitchell – 20
  2. Dustin Martin – 12
  3. Lance Franklin – 10
  4. Tom J Lynch – 10
  5. Jarrod Lyons – 10
  6. Nat Fyfe – 10
  7. Jonathon Patton – 9
  8. Stefan Martin – 8
  9. Brodie Grundy – 8
  10. Kade Simpson – 8

Tom Mitchell, please stop. You’re toying with me. I’m sorry I didn’t pick you, please give me a break! Mitchell has stormed ahead on the leaderboard, and it’s going to be bloody hard for anyone to catch him if he continues to rack up more possessions in one game than I generally collect in an entire season in the ressies.

Lyons becomes the third player to feature twice on the leaderboard, and Fyfe, Patton, Grundy and Stef have all debuted this week. The leaderboard will start to thin out from now on, so it will be interesting to see the surprise packets to feature. Curiously, Dangerfield has not racked up any points, but upon analysis I realised Dangerfield only top scored in one round last year. How very bizarre.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICES

Adelaide vs Collingwood

Friday 13 April 7:20PM – Adelaide Oval

Last time they met: Collingwood 15.13.103 drew with Adelaide 16.7.103

Top 5 Scores: T Adams 144, J Howe 131, D Wells 130, B Smith 127, M Crouch 120

In round 19 last year, Rory Sloane was tagged by Greenwood and kept to a miserable 36 Supercoach points. Not a great option for VC this week. Sam Jacobs and Brodie Grundy should be fairly evenly matched, so I wouldn’t pick them either, despite Grundy’s awesome game on the weekend. In fact, I think you’re best off not picking a captain choice at all this round. Rory Laird is an option but while he knocks out consistent tons, he only went 130+ twice last year.

Greater Western Sydney vs Fremantle

Saturday 14 April 1:45PM – UNSW Canberra

Last time they met: GWS 13.20.98 def. Fremantle 13.8.86

Top 5 Scores: L Ryan 136, N Fyfe 132, L Neale 117, D Shiel 115, D Tucker 107

Nat Fyfe is back to his best, and should be considered as perma-captain every week. Josh Kelly has a high score against Fremantle of 106, so the history isn’t there, but he’s been building into form over the last few years. Stephen Coniglio also hasn’t historically been amazing against Fremantle, but how about his form this year? He hasn’t dropped below 120 yet, and at Canberra, Coniglio is my pick for this game.

Richmond vs Brisbane

Saturday 14 April 2:10PM – MCG

Last time they met: Richmond 16.16.112 def. Brisbane 12.9.81

Top 5 Scores: T Cotchin 123, J Riewoldt 117, D Martin 111, D McStay 110, A Witherden 109

Dustin Martin will tear Brisbane apart this week. Of course he’s a lock! He had 40 disposals and 2 goals last time these teams met, in typical Dusty fashion. Definitely a worthwhile VC pick. If you don’t have Dusty, I would pass on this game. Dayne Zorko is not looking his best this year form wise, and if teams are figuring out how to stop him, he’s probably not one to put the captaincy on.

Western Bulldogs vs Sydney

Saturday 14 April 4:35PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Sydney 12.16.88 def. Bulldogs 6.6.42

Top 5 Scores: I Heeney 131, J Macrae 123, T Papley 121, C Daniel 115, L Parker 108

Marcus Bontempelli has a 3 round average against Sydney of 120, and is the man I’d be trusting from this game. He had an impressive game last week against the Bombers (I still haven’t forgiven you, Daniher!) and should hope to continue his upwards trajectory so far this season. Lance Franklin has had 3 good games in a row, so The Law of Key Forwards states he’s due for a stinker, so avoid him for this game.

North Melbourne vs Carlton

Saturday 14 April 7:25PM – Blundstone Arena

Last time they met: North Melbourne 17.11.113 def. Carlton 15.6.96

Top 5 Scores: M Kreuzer 146, B Gibbs 140, S Docherty 124, S Higgins 120, E Curnow 118

I seriously don’t care. Sorry Lekdog. Kangaroos vs Blues in Tassie? I’m sorry, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than watch this game. Also Ben Jacobs might tag Patty Cripps, who is the only option I would have liked from this game, so I’m just going to go ahead and pretend this game isn’t actually being played.

West Coast vs Gold Coast

Saturday 14 April 8:10PM – Optus Stadium

Last time they met: Gold Coast 11.14.80 def. West Coast 11.11.77

Top 5 Scores: G Ablett 139, J Lyons 113, S Mitchell 112, A Hall 110, D Sheed 108

Nic Naitanui is looking seriously good this season, being second in hit-outs despite playing less than 60% game time, and averages 105.9 against Gold Coast. Jarrod Witts has never come up against him playing sole ruckman, but I think it would be a reasonably educated hypothesis to predict that NicNat will jump all over him in Perth like a vicious Chihuahua. Jarrod Lyons is looking like a really good POD, averaging 118.7 as Gold Coast’s leading midfielder in the absence of the little master. Can he keep it up? Someone has to collect Gary’s points, and with Aaron Hall being out (and shit) Lyons could well be the main beneficiary.

Essendon vs Port Adelaide

Sunday 15 April 1:10PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Essendon 19.17.131 def. Port Adelaide 8.13.61

Top 5 Scores: C Hooker 140, Z Merrett 135, J Westhoff 133, J Watson 122, M Hurley 118

Essendon surely have to bounce back this week. If they don’t, their finals hopes are already beginning to look pretty thin. Zach Merrett, it’s time to step up. Merrett averages 116.7 against Port Adelaide, and last time they met he collected 38 disposals and 6 marks in a pretty dominant display at Etihad. I’d definitely back him in for captaincy, he’s going to go big. I think. I hope.

Hawthorn vs Melbourne

Sunday 15 April 3:20PM – MCG

Last time they met: Hawthorn 14.10.94 def. Melbourne 14.7.91

Top 5 Scores: J Viney 123, J Roughead 114, R Burton 112, B McEvoy 111, T Mitchell 108

 

Tom Mitchell is going to need to be stopped. Admittedly, his disposals may not be as impactful as some players, but coaches can’t allow him to rack up 40+ disposals every game. The poor fella will end up in hospital soon, with a severe case of leather poisoning. Max Gawn could be another good Captain pick for this game, coming up against McEvoy, who he’s had the better of in the past. Gawn actually averages a whopping 133.7 against the Hawks, and if I had both Gawn and Mitchell, I’d still put the Captaincy on Gawn. By the way, I’m banking on this to be an absolute cracker of a game, so I might stop by Dan Murphy’s this weekend and enjoy what should hopefully be an absolute spectacle in my living room. But remember kids, Don’t Drink and Supercoach!

Geelong vs St Kilda

Sunday 15 April 4:40PM – GMHBA

Last time they met: West Coast 11.17.83 def. Geelong 10.10.70

Top 5 Scores: J Selwood 154, S Ross 123, P Dangerfield 120, Z Tuohy 116, D Roberton 116

Gary Ablett and Cam Guthrie were both injured on the weekend, leaving big holes in Geelong’s midfield. As a result, Patrick Dangerfield will probably be required to spend more time in the guts this week, as opposed to his Midfield/Forward rotations he’s been doing so far. Absolutely captain him, especially seeing as St Kilda are resembling something that might have been excreted by Crouching One after a big night on the Jim Beam. I’d like to hope Mitch Duncan will be back this week, as he has a good record against St Kilda and should benefit from the exclusions of Ablett and Guthrie, but I don’t think I have the balls to select him as captain. And I’m sure Damo would tell me it’s not a good idea. He’s probably right.

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

 

  • Dustin Martin
  • Max Gawn
  • Zach Merrett
  • Nic Naitanui
  • Marcus Bontempelli
  • Tom Mitchell
  • Jarrod Lyons
  • Nat Fyfe

 

THE CHEAT SHEET

You’ll notice a new colour on the cheat sheet, a blue colour to be more specific. I have decided that I should alert you when a recommended rookie is on the bubble. BUT REMEMBER FOLKS, trades are valuableand will be far more valuable as the season progresses, so use my cheat sheet as more of a helpful guide and less of a shopping list, at this early stage of the season.

What are your moves this week, community? Who are you putting the captaincy on?


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Russty_

Hey Damo, cheers for that, thought Jesse Hogan might've been in the mix in the forwards over Jack Martin, still pretty well priced and killing it.

Mandingo

What is the blue? Are they the best downgrade options in the forward line for Langdon/Ryan or should we go Higgins?

Russty_

Yep..best options for this week, Higgins is next week.

TommyC99

Looks like best downgrade options. Too early on higgins

Sc_Wow

Players on the bubble

Corey

Job security an issue for Higgins with Caddy, Prestia and bolton to come back into the side

Russty_

Can't see Bolton taking Higgin's spot if Jack has another good game or 2, Bolton was omitted last week for being crap and hardly touching it.

Captain Risky

Rioli though, back soonish…

Russty_

True Henry's probably the safest bet this week.

hedski

I'd be more worried when Rioli comes in.

TommyC99

Which rookie to trade out out of Brayshaw or Ryan? Or both? Got 28 trades left

Corey

Ryan he’s out for 10-12 weeks

Dice

Ryan would be a handy donut Tommy if you're not using R3 for loophole

TommyC99

Yeah like the idea of that, but 12 weeks is a long time without a cash cow

Russty_

Do you already have a donut though Tommy…for loopholing purposes?

TommyC99

The only other non playing player i got is Keeffe

Russty_

Might not be a bad thing then Tommy, having an Eagles donut, that's why so many guys went with Olango..many later games…and ryan could be back earlier than 3 months if all goes well.

TommyC99

yeah i reckon ill keep him and if it gets to the stage where i dont have backup, can just trade him. Cheers Russty!

Russty_

No worries bud, and just remember, rookies continue to pop up, and if they do well you can trade to them anytime you like with Ryan sitting there as perma-loophole.

Sc_Wow

Fyfe into Danger for me

Dave

Hows the job security for Crowden and Henry? which is the best option for an L.Ryan downgrade?

Sc_Wow

There isn’t not probably much between them in terms of js tbh

Dave

Or even Jack Higgins?

Corey

Not sure about Crowden with Freo’s stacked midfield with Brayshaw and Banfield as rookies already playing
I like Henry with Geelong’s injuries there is plenty of room for him in the Cats defensive structure

StevoRivo

Crowden provides a DPP swing with the likes of Garlett as bench cover on both lines. Leaning towards Crowden.

Nadonis

Crowden has led Freo in pressure acts in the last two rounds, something Ross froths over!

As long as he keeps it up I cannot see why his spot would be in jeapordy, looked good last week!

Firsttopremowins

I’ve got Andy McGrath in my defence and Liam Ryan in the forwards. I could do 3 things:
1: nothing and save my trades
2: downgrade McGrath to Richards and upgrade Liam Ryan to Hogan
3: downgrade Liam Ryan to Henry and upgrade McGrath to Luke Ryan
Advice please???

Lekdog

If I had to choose one of those options it's 3

BlueBallsFC

3

Corey

Trade Billings to McLean or Hold?

Toby’s

Too early for sideways

Dice

Hold mate, will probably pump a 130 this week

Scouser

McLean getting a clean run through the guts, Billings has to work back to add to his pill intake and at the rate the Saints are playing he'll be working his way back to defence to get it!

Lekdog

How does everyone go about selecting VC and C options?
I only ever consider players who average 100 against their opponent and at the venue, I'll also consider them if they average well over 100 and have never played at a certain venue but I don't love it.

Last week my only two players that fit this criteria were Fyfe and GAJ, thank god #FyfeIsLife

Sc_Wow

Yeah I definitely go on past games.

Who you going this week?

Lekdog

This week it's hard to go past Fyfe VC and C is still up in the air…probably whoever I upgrade Gaz to

Sc_Wow

Danger in the picture?

Demonlover84

Form has to come into it as well. Coniglio is just super consistent right now and GWS at home could have a big win against Freo. I'm palying it safe and going Fyfe into Danger, but I also think that's the best option for me.

Nan’s Crevice

I’m going Dusty VC & Titch C this week. I do think danger is set to go 140 but I hope not because I haven’t traded him in yet

Russty_

Hey Lek, I like my VC to be a fairly early game, too many things can go wrong if you wait until too long into the round, so this week either Fyfe or Dusty for me..into Titch or Danger, gotta be 2 of the big 4 though.

SC_Kev7

First I look at when my cap loophole is playing Lek, then go from there. Titch perma-captain at the moment but Danger is primed. Two weeks back from his hammy troubles, only a matter of time till we see those 150+ scores again

Shake_n_Bake_

My capt choice this have been Gawn rd 1 139 Oliver rd 2 149 and Fyfe last week 160 so have been lucky just look to who there playing and the who the possible come up against. No Dusty or Danger in my side…yet.

Lazza

I pretty much lock in my Capt (for the round), then select a VC who is playing earlier with a history of blow-out scores … for example Buddy, Danger, Gawn, Kennedy.
Mind you it killed me last week when I moved my VC from Fyfe to Buddy mid round and had Danger as Capt !!!

BockChoy

This week is tough. I would prefer Dusty into Titch but my only donuts (at this state) are Giles-Langdon and Cameron (Syd). With GWS playing before Richmond and Sydney starting at 4.35, I will need to keep my eye on Dusty's progress and be prepared to pull the trigger early.

I tend to take a discount on the VC score, preferring a sure fire 120 to an at risk 130. I had the VC on Cripps 2 weeks ago (115) and decided to pass, going to Gawn (97). Those hurt.

hedski

There was talk that Cameron might come in for Sam Reid this week Bock.

BockChoy

Phew! Not named yet, though will have to check for late in’s!

Maybe the safe option is for Laird for VC.

hedski

Looks like Laird is my only option.

SC_Donkey

I'm puting VC on Simmo this week it's why brang him in, he has a good record against North. His form has been exceptional so far, without Doc in the side he's increased his output. My Captain this week is Danger, with Gaz out of the picture. I think Danger will go huge, just look how he played last week on the second half and specially when Gaz went down in the 4th quarter.

Titch is always a safe Captain each week, I'm putting my faith on Danger to outscore Titch or Dusty by a long margin this week.

Demonlover84

Hi everybody! I've been following this site for a while now and have decided I want to join the discussion. Like most I'm trying to decide whether to trade Brayshaw or not, and who to trade Ryan to, but seriously…just read the other comments or even listen to the podcast. You have 2 choices to make. Either trade down to another rookie or trade up to either a mid pricer or a premium. It seems that people on here are just expecting others to do all the hard work for them! Do some research and look into who fits best with your structure and team and read people's comments!

Sc_Wow

Good onya Demon, put a bit or research in. I’d avoid the midpricers now just rookies or locks

Demonlover84

Yeah tend to agree there. The only one I'm considering is Hogan, but that could be my personal love for the man. I think he'll be a decent selection and could average 90+, just won't be pumping out 120's every 2nd week.

Tom

Who's the better option? Crowden or Henry? Also, is Zerrett to Martin a good option?

Rossbloodylyon

Zerrett is buy option not a sell

Crowboy94

I'm going Zerrett to Dusty mate. If you feel like Zerrrett won't go bang anytime soon then go for it.

Jut

Such a conundrum, got Gazza, can park him for a while at wait Dangers price drop but your betting on him smashing it with Gazza not playing .. money or the points

Russty_

Hey Jut, depends whether you play for rank or Leagues, if it's rank get Danger this week, if it's the other wait two weeks and play a sub for Gazza or rotate one of your Mid/Fwds into the middle.

SC_Sixty6

********TEAM REVEAL**********

Ill get straight into it so here it is!

Def- Bonner, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Richards, Murphy (O'Conner, Naughton)

Mid- Danger, Martin, Titch, Kelly, Ablett, Fyfe, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Garlett, Barry)

Rucks- Kruezer, Gawn (English)

Fwd- Franklin, Greene, Billings, Smith, Petracca, Taranto (Fritsch, ZGL)

So there it is, Team Reveal from an anonymous community member that has reached out to me, so I thought as I'm only one opinion I thought the community can help me out and what trades my little damsel in distress can do!

Cheers community!

Catchingfallenstars

GAJ to Zerrett, Taranto to Jesse Hogan

Russty_

Can't imagine who's team this could be?…lol, thought it was yours when I first looked and then thought, maybe you are 66 and Rooster..haha and you were bantering with yourself before. 🙂
He's really gone balls to the wall in the backline.
I reckon if that was my side, I'd maybe go, Ablett out to Crowden, maybe even O'meara, so I could get some premos into the backline, number 1 priority being Laird, he's gonna need some funds for that.

Sandyf62

There are probably four trades that I would like to do but since we only have two,Billings and Taranto are safe. Ablett has to go,I didn't start him for this very reason,I'd downgrade him to Crowden to make some cash,then trade out either O'Conner or Naughton for Laird,but if O'Conner gets a game this week,then I'd be trading out Kruezer for NicNat.

Crowboy94

And yet again I have changed my mind haha

Going to bring in Dusty for Zerrett
After a lot of thinking I just can't see Zerrett improving that much any time soon. He looks lost even when Essendon are playing better.

Throw the VC on Dusty and then go into Danger with the C

Russty_

After all your deliberation, just think of Zerrett as a band-aid, just rip it off to expose the nicely healed up Dusty lol

Adam

Probably similar question to 4893 people, but who to downgrade for Ryan , leaning towards Henry but little unsure wasn’t ready for this move thanks in advance

Russty_

Not similar, exactly the same…Henry probably best option..I'd trust his Coach to keep him on over that Freo flog Coach keeping Crowden in the side.

Finnius

also, his low score came from a concussion affected 35% game time, whereas Crowden put out a 30 odd with 80% TOG

Matt

Thoughts ?

Trade

Out Ablett / In Coniglio

Out Ryan / in T Greene

Demonlover84

Cogs is a gun and the cash from the "downgrade" will be valuable. I'd be worried about Greene with his injuries and his flogness which will inevitably lead to suspension (but I have Sicily so what do I know!). Also depends on what your forward line looks like. Ryan was there to make cash, do you have enough of the good rooks making cash or will you need another?

Matt

I’ve got s the good rookies, team is currently ranked 24th so
I’m keen to stay on the front foot. Looking to Greene as a POD to Billing’s and Heeney

joe

great side ablett and ryan out 4 henry and danger

The Ranger

Yeah nice trades Matt.
Great start to the season, good luck mate.

Lazza

Do it.

hedski

Great work Post/Damo, couple of your captains calls I'm not sure about, if I had Buddy I'd be vc'ing him against the dogs and expecting him to go huge. I'd also be a bit worried about Snapper Head Robinson giving Dusty a hard time, ditto with Ebert on Zerrett.
Not sure who I'll vc yet will come down to loopholes, probably whack the C on Danger, reckon he'll go big first game at the cattery. Cheers.

Russty_

THE SAVE THE ROOKIES / NEWBIES THREAD.
I propose, for the sake of reducing repetition of questions..and answers, we start a thread where Rookies/ Newbies to the game can ask questions without fear of sarcastic repercussions and / or embarrassment.
Please ask whatever you like about Supercoach, that you're not sure about, and please, the experienced players answering their questions, don't be asshats…just answer their questions honestly, with a view to honestly trying to help some new / inexperienced players to the game of Supercoach.
Questions are reserved solely for Inexperienced / New players to the game who don't quite understand how it all works including the jargon we use, and answers are to be answered by experienced players who have played for several years, or have achieved good overall results previously..
I am hoping to outscore SC66's and SWRoosters epic, battle of the opinions thread and achieve over 70 responses, so ask away newbies, and answer away experienced legends…thank you and goodnight 🙂

Question 1:….

steve

Who's this bryan everyone wants to trade? Can i have dangerfield for gaz?

gator59

I think you will find it's Liam Ryan from WC Steve … Yes get Danger for the bald headed jesus

steve

thanks gator59

GunnaLeave

How do I block sc-wow and scsixty6 from replying/trolling to every comment

Sc_Wow

Tell me how I’m trolling please. Look at the comments here. Not sure if you know the definition

gator59

You are not trolling SC-Wow.. You are calling it as you see it which is great….

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good idea Rust but i think the powers that be behind the site need to create a weekly article on injury trades.
They happen every week and everyone has the right to ask who should i trade for ….
But i reckon over the week there must have been hundreds of seperate posts on "who should I trade for Ryan"??
Gets a bit tiring after 50 or so <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙄" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f644.svg"&gt;
If they were all in the one spot then hopefully we wouldnt get as many similiar posts as those with injury problems can read the posts from the "experts" and make up their own mind how to handle their team.
Afterall it is your team, the community can give advice it is up to you whether you follow it.
If someone had a q that hadnt been answered then ask away.

This would also free up the other posts like capt choice for posts to discuss the topic ie capt choice and allow all to discuss other topics like this one on newbies.

Just a thought for the powers if u r reading this.

gator59

Good thoughts Trigga..If you did happen to win I bet you would gloat and deservedly so

neil demons delight

TREV would have been right onto this as he would have about the boring shize we had to endure Haven't heard from him for a while I THINK…

The Ranger

Remember when we used to get polls Trigga? Perhaps they need to be brought back.
Easy way for people (experienced or otherwise) to see what the majority of the Community members think.
i.e. who is a better downgrade option this week? Henry or Crowden or Richards etc etc

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Now we r talkin ranger
Thats more like it

Lekdog

Like it

Shaun

What to do with ldu from north trade or hold ive used 26 trades so far and no money to up grade cheers?

JugHead

Right. Fair warning. In the next couple of weeks I'm going hard after Dusty. Based on my previous trading patterns, I believe this will mean he~
a. Gets severe food poisoning from a late night kebab and is out for 2 weeks.OR
b. Is involved in an incredible tatooing accident which requires blood transfusions. Out for three weeks. OR
c. Does the "dont argue" on an Essendon player and gets bitten on the hand. This results in him catching a disease previously unknown to medical science which causes a lack of willingmess to exert defensive pressure. Degraded scores for the rest of the season. Dank says he has the antidote but can't produce it.

The Ranger

I don't have Dusty Jughead (which is great news) so when ya done with him can you have a look at Macrae, Grundy and then Buddy?
Thanks champ.

Neverweaken

In the same vein I am VCing Buddy to Titch this week (After just now getting Titch in as a permacaptain) Previous efforts have included Dusty rd 1 Cripps to Franklin R2, Franklin to Dusty R3. So Buddy to score an awkward(for VC) 110 and Titch to get injured first quarter.

Harry

Going VC Dusty into C Buddy… believe Buddy will demolish the weak Bulldogs defense

Sc_Wow

Still pretty risky banking on a forward for your C

KSinny

Gotta risk it for the biscuit

Sc_Wow

Personally when I go for risks I do it with my VC

Harry

Same here but it's hard as Buddy's game is after all the good potential VC's

Sc_Wow

If you have Mitchell or danger you could put the VC on buddy and C on either of those guys, depends who your loophole player is though

Flynn

Have no idea what to do here 50k in the bank. Hold marchbank or not, I have been pretty happy with my rookie defenders scores. Also probably need to get rid of Ryan. Thanks!

K.simpson, e.yeo, s.savage, c.marchbank, t.doedee, j.finlayson, (s.murray, l.keefe)

D.Martin, J.Kelly, N.Fyfe, S.Pendlebury, D.Zorko, T.Kelly, P.Dow, N.Holman (d.fogarty, d.barry, b.banfield)

S.Martin, M.Gawn (D.Cameron)

I.Heeney, J.Billings, L.Dalhaus, C.Petracca, B.Fritsch, J.Higgins (L.Ryan, J.Garlett)

Derek

Marchbank out for at least 4 weeks

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Pretty funny read. Like it.

Isnt it interesting 3 of the top 5 scorers this round were ruckman.

HTA gold. Dixon and Grigg? please spare me…

Sinclair definately flying under the radar.

Banfield who has been given the tagger duties may go to Kelly or COGS this week which could impact their score.

Daniel Z

While Sinclair is scoring well, I'm hesitant because of his opponents to date:

Round 1 – NicNat's first game back (30% TOG or thereabouts?), so Lycett.
Round 2 – Port Adelaide without a ruck
Round 3 – Lobb injured in 2nd quarter.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Charmed run and English this week

Ja191

Guthrie out for upto 2 months

Justin

Have a weird feeling Dusty won't score well due to Robinson and the Lions taggers
Going VC Buddy and C Gawn

StevoRivo

Dusty was off last week with just 20 disposals. Didn’t look sore, just flat. With Caddy & Prestia back in to sperad the workload, I’m tipping a big score around 130.

Jeff

Lobb to McLean?

Ando

Yes

joe

most might but lobs 1st game tick 2 game grundy 3rd game injured about 80 if not I thought he was good 4 the price mclean worries me hes a might not kind of player

AuroraBorealis?!

I've gone to Mclean this week, the injury didn't look great and i think Lobb will be quite sore, that combined with his lack of ruck skill makes me inclined to trade him.

joe

iam not saying mclean is a bad pick I rather buddy heeney greene gray then its opinion after that

Ando

Hey Community!

Zorko to Macrae

Yay or nay?

Ando

Or Oliver?

Derek

what is wrong with Zorko, is he injured?

joe

lazy and dosnt like the tag

Whatyasmokin

nay

NovemberFoxtrotIndia

Naysayer. …lol.

neil demons delight

When do prices go up

BrownlowBoy

Prices have gone up for players who have played their 3rd game. After a player has played 3 games his price will go up or down.

neil demons delight

and the next one On too serious all players are rising this week as well then again next week so they go up weekly then

Derek

after the last game of the round

neil demons delight

each round they go up derek

Lazza

How long have you been playing this???

Rolling 3 weeks … when beating BE.

Whatyasmokin

I know right……………

neil demons delight

Take it easy sonny I just noticed on supercoach talk a poster said they go up after the 3rd round then weekly. I thought ,like Derek, said after beating their B E and after the last game then every 3rd week . Is that correct

deeman

A players price will not change until they have played their 3rd game,
from which it will then continue to change following every match they play
with the price fluctuations based on the players 3 game rolling average

hope that helps neil

neil demons delight

Hogan went up53k does he go up 20 odd as predicted if he meets his B E or does he remain at his price now until round6

Russty_

Hey Neil, he's predicted to go up another 48k this week providing he hits his projected score of 98, after that his B/E gets higher so might not make much more money after that..topping out at about 500k.

Holty

Once the player has played 3 games his price will go up or down based on his break even. This will continue based on his last 3 game average. He will need to play that week however for the price to rise or drop. Hope that explains it as seems to be some conflicting or just simply bad explaining on this thread.
And to be fair, my explanation probably makes less sense then all of it.

neil demons delight

thanks also — Russty sussed it out —Thinking of Hogan but no cover on the bench so tempted to wait cheers

$$$$$

The Dow?

Steeeve

Can't decide between Edwards, Henry or Crowden. Help?!?!?

Dice

Who's Edwards?
Keep an eye on Guelfi over the next month hopefully gets a game soon and might be a handy fwd downgrade

Neverweaken

Glad I'm not the only one to call him Edwards. Ed Richards or Red Richards if it helps.
But yes. Which one. Richards. I like rookie defenders but have all the good ones anyway.
Henry. Geelong injuries might keep him on field for a few weeks.
After many reverse trades I went Ryan to Henry and Caddy to Titch. MUST never get Caddy ever again. Another flog and no good ceiling on him. Nearly went Ryan to Henry and Armitage to Richards thru Finlayson. But did the sums and with Caddy gone could get Titch. Keeping Armitage on the bench but surely he cant be that shite again.

Steeeve

Oops haha I knew it was Richards but oh well glad someone knew what I meant.
I have no idea which one might have better JS out of he and Henry. Harry Taylor could take Henry's spot. Crozier could take Richards'…

Dice

haha i've also gone for Edwards this week!

The Ranger

I've been turning this one over all week Steeeve and I still can't bloody decide.
All three have reasonable JS but you can make a case for any of them on that front.
Cats have injuries so Henry should stay around for a while.
Crowden has been no1 for pressure acts at Freo and Ross Lyin loves that stuff.
Crozier is out for a while so Richards should be safe.
Henry will prob earn bucks fastest but Crowden has the DPP.
It's doing my nut in…

Steeeve

It's a tough one. Might bite the bullet and get rid of Brayshaw for Ed and move Ryan to Henry.
But trades are so precious…

Russty_

Moneymaking is precious too Steeeve, Brayshaw could be stagnated now if he doesn't improve his scoring, so maybe Brayshaw to Rich Edwards and Private Ryan to Henry is the way to go.

Finnius

I have stephenson, Ryan and Langdon in the forward line atm, and assuming that Stephenson gets dropped this week I have two options.

1) GETTING DPP FUNKY. Trade Ryan to Richards by swinging garlett forward and finlayson into the mids. Then, trading Stephenson to Balta (117k DPP ruck/fwd) and putting English onfield in the fwd line. This would leave me with a good loophole option (apart from this week Richmond play in the second half of the round all the way until the byes), English onfield but also able to cover the fwd line as well. Langdon is gunning back as early as next week and will make bank so not too worried about his zero.

2) Trading Ryan to Henry and Stephenson to Richards via the same DPP. Leaves me with no loophole, but more cash gen.

Option one would leave me with Richards onfield, option two with English and swing. Both with 200kish in the bank and 26 trades.

Am leaning towards 1 atm, but interested in the communities thoughts. After these final corrections, and the injury trades I was forced to make earlier, I feel like my side is ready for the season.

Neverweaken

Option 2 for me. 2 cash generating Rookies. Ive got Gawn Nank and Olango so no ruck cover but also no cash generation . Someone goes down and NIcNat steps in. Or when Nank gets tired in the second half. Save Balta trade to a time you need to upgrade but have no decent rookie to bring in

Will

I am basically doing the same trades as no.2

Joe T

Trade Dow to Higgins/Coffield next week, or trade him out now to Ed Richards via DPP?

TommyC99

Dow's BE is 24, and has looked better over the past few weeks. Would hold for now

BockChoy

While Dow is still playing, keep him and save the trade.

TommyC99

Is Brayshaw – Richards/Crowden/Henry worth it? Or should i just hold? Have 28 trades left

joe

ryan 4 English instead of henry or wasted cash 4 war chest

Johnny

Should we trade a brayshaw to crowden or Richards via dpp or be patient and hold? I don’t like the thought of an underperforming expensive rookie on my bench!
My first trade is ryan to Henry this week

Johnny

Lobb is out do I need to trade him instead offayshaw now.. if so who to out of curnow, Hogan or Petracca.

SC_Donkey

Doing my 1st upgrade this week and hope to do another one in Round 6. Decided to go early on Taylor to Henry and Ryan(WCE) to Simmo via DPP swings.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Doncs. Good move. Get rid of Lewis Taylor. Not a keeper. Simmo a nice upgrade down back. Upwards and onwards!

Tyruddanaut

I wouldn’t count that as an upgrade; a ‘breakout contender’ to a premium. As far as I see they were both intended to score the same when you brought them in.

SC_Donkey

Spot on Ty, I did bring Taylor in as a breakout contender, not to score around the same as Simmo though. I was more expecting for Taylor to average 90 by end of season. I'm actually thinking of reversing the trade atm, JKelly groin injury worries me. He hasn't look well in the last two games, don't know if he's been playing with that groin injury or he's injured it during their traning. Groin injury takes a bit of time to heal, even if he comes back next week he won't be right for a few weeks.
Thinking of pulling the trigger early on him instead for Simmo.

SC_Donkey

Wasn't gonna post my VC and C option this week. I think i have been helpful so far in the last 3 rounds.

Fyfe has come back to life, last two games he's shown us his brilliance of 2015. GWS don't tag, Fyfe will do alright, only thing that sway me is that they travelled 2 weeks in a row. I'll pass this week

Kelly is due for a big score, against Freo this week i think he'll do exceptionally well but not enough, to be worth putting VC on him.

Simmo is my VC this week, has good record against North and seems to be in ripping form so far. With Doc out for the season, Simmo benefits the lose points. Brought him in my team this week.

Oliver and Gawn they play the 2nd last game of the round, not worth putting VC on either. Though Gawn has had the better of Big Ben McEvoy in the past woth punting a C on him.

Titch hard to not have him as your Captain each week, my concern for him this week is Hawks are up against the Dees. We know how annoying Vince can be, and Bugg yes he can be a pain too then you also have Lewis than can also be annoying.

Danger is my main man this week. Gaz out of the picture Danger will reap the points Gaz left behind, last week we saw Danger went sick in the 2nd half and specially in the 4th quarter when Gaz went down. Punting on him to go HUGE.

Good luck to ya all, hope we see high scores this week.

Sc_Wow

Fyfe played an away game but it was in Perth last week. So if this was playing a role in your decision consider that, he’s my VC
And danger is my C feel he will go nuts

SC_Donkey

Oh! Totally missed that, thanks for that. I still think he'll do well, i just feel he won't reach my expectation of 140+ from him this week.

Sc_Wow

I kind of hope he doesn’t because I want to back danger!

TOPHAWK1

That could work Doncs. I generally have a rule. Do not VC defenders because their scores/ceilings are generally lower than the midfielders and the rucks. I avoid VC ing forwards as well because of inconsistent scoring output by players up there. (Eg Buddy, Lynch etc- fwd/mid DPP midfielders an exception). I am going Fyfe into Dangerfield again like I did last week. Hopefully Fyfe can get on a roll now. Good luck!

SC_Donkey

I agree TH, Simmo has benefit so much without Doc. He's doing everything in the back half and pushing up the ground. Blues defense is in disarray atm Simmos reaping the points from 1%ers, interceps, kick-ins, his tackling and pressures has increased.

Can't go wrong of having Fyfe as your VC this week.
Good choice of having Danger as your Captain this week. He has a higher ceiling than Titch and I see Danger this week will hit that ceiling.

Thank TH and good luck to ya too mate.

Shake_n_Bake_

J Steele back in. One reason.

hedski

Dunno if he'll be able to keep up with Danger Shake.

Shake_n_Bake_

Thats right might get his pants pulled down Hedski.

neil demons delight

Wont be the only one Danger will go nuts

paul

I don't think Kelly is traveling too well as his Gorin may have been the reason he has started a little slow.They can take some time to come good and last year I persisted with players like this who were up and down with this type of injury as its hard to shake off. I am giving him a week if he is out again then he is out.

Petracconaldo

Only using the 1 trade this week to get rid of Hunter Clark, however im having a small dilemma with who to trade in: Should i swap clark for Ed Richards via the Finlayson DPP or swap him to Higgins/Henry via the Fogarty DPP?

gator59

Josh Kelly is a big OUT

Sc_Wow

Cogs for 200

Finnius

Big outs: Lachlan Murphy, Lobb, Josh Kelly, Jack Higgins, Liam Ryan, Ablett

Bit of carnage this week.

Maverick_

OUT : lobb

IN: hmmmm tough decision

zerowins

Out Lobb in Martin

Maverick_

Am thinking the exact same had that locked in Tuesday but reversed it. Due to hopefully him dropping in the next 2-3 weeks. If he pumps out another 90 v lions (Robinson tag I hope) he should lose $40k+ over next few rounds. Probably overthinking it haha need to just get him & have danger titch n dusty n enjoy the points!

Sc_Wow

Jack or dusty

Maverick_

Lobb to dusty a good trade wow?

TOPHAWK1

Josh Kelly out for GWS. NOW THAT IS A BOMBSHELL RIGHT THERE!!!

The Ranger

FFS! Having a mare with the injuries!

TOPHAWK1

You need so much friggin luck in this game. I am moaning with Zerrett spudding, but at least he is on the park. I don't have Kelly, nor Ablett. Touch a big lump of wood, because my midfield is in tact now, but it can go pear shaped real fast. I hope you can improvise and produce a decent score this week mate.

PeteB

What’s the deal ? How long will he be out for ?

Multi_

Have both Ablett and Kelly also had Crouch, have Ryan but everyone does…………… shiiiiiiit

The Ranger

It's one a week so far mate…ah well..thems the breaks.

SC_Donkey

Just as well, i brought Simmo in, Finlayson is in my mid. Will be fielding Kelly,, Holman and Finlayson.

Back
Laird, Simmo, Hibbo, Bonner, Doedee, Murray

TOPHAWK1

Nice improvisation Doncs! Just leave Josh Kelly on the bench this week. Not much use as a loopholer as its an early game.. Should hopefully will be back next week. Give the rooks a run in your midfield and they will hopefully make you proud!

SC_Donkey

By the looks of it, will have to rely on my rooks in the mid this week. And see how bad that groin injury JKelly has, otherwise will have to move him on to Dusty if JKelly is out more than 2 weeks.

TOPHAWK1

Groins are never good. Monitor this like a hawk mate. If there is any sign that this injury will drag on for extra weeks, trade out for Dusty sooner rather than later. His price should slip a bit in the next few weeks too which is handy as well.

Shake_n_Bake_

To me Hawk never really looked right in the 1st 3 rounds . I dont know but maybe im just over seeing it a bit to much.

Defying_Madness

Kelly, Lobb, Ryan, Murphy all in my team. Not very fun
Add in Kreuzer (who is now Nic nat) and merret who is still spudding my team up and you are left with my crappy team.
I have to field Banfield, Barry or Brayshaw with no loophole options which will keep my up all night

Jon

I don't know if Kreuzer to NicNat was a good move, might work out for you. Personally i like the way Kreuzer played last week, even though he wasn't jumping that well in the ruck he did reasonably well at other area. His efficiency was 63% but will improve in a week or two.

I can't wait bring him him in at Rnd 6 or 7 he should be full fit by then.

Defying_Madness

It was that or a donut, very happy with the move currently

Russty_

Kreuzer's playing…are you still dropping him?

Defying_Madness

I meant that I traded him in round 2 haha

Liam

Anyone have any intel on josh Kelly’s injury.

He hasn’t looked up to his usually standards the past few weeks.

Sc_Wow

Groin

TOPHAWK1

Lachlan Murphy out is very untimely. Anyone has any idea how long he could be out for? Now have to deal with Liam Ryan and possibly now Murphy. Bad luck for coaches who went early on Higgins last week…….

Sc_Wow

Could just be soreness, Friday night game, shorter week

TOPHAWK1

Probably right. Will plonk him on the bench as a useless feeder this week. Cant use him for loopholing either, but will likely be back next week. The cash has got to keep rolling in, so I can not afford to have too many rooks stalling here for too long. Liam Ryan is gone for Henry, and I now have ZGL and Murphy sitting idle earning nothing. I will give it one week.

Sc_Wow

ZGL will be back soon

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah cant loop.at all
May leave ryan this week and loop him

Maverick_

That’s why you never go early on a rookie hopefully it wasn’t too many. Rioli yet to come back for the tigers too. Tough fwd line and midfield to break into consistently unfortunately.

BockChoy

On the Adelaide site, they said hamstring soreness. Hopefully only a short period out.

Swans2012

Hmm… as long as hamstring soreness isn't code for going to rest a young players hamstring for 4 weeks

The underdogs

Seeing josh kelly out is it worth trading him to jack mcrae, kelly hasnt really looked it this year gws have alot of players rotating trough the middle he is struggling to find the ball. Mcrae is looking good this year and with libba out for the season and bont playing more forward he finds himself alot of the ball.

johnno2908

I know this is as sideways as it gets, and almost certainly not going to do it… but geez my team feels so much better with NicNat at R2 instead of Goldy. Watching NicNat last week, it’s going to hurt not having him in. Post match said the time management stuff is gone after game 3. Could pump out 150+ this week.

Sc_Wow

Look at all the carnage that has happened this season. Don’t waste trades on perfectly fit players. You need them. Everyone will get flogged by Gawn. Look at Stef Martin

johnno2908

Agreed.

Sc_Wow

Plus Kruse still looks unfit. Look what Grundy did to him. Goldy will be keen to lift after getting spanked last week

Neverweaken

Hold off for a while I think. I like the look of NIc Nat, especially with limited game time. But will hold off until Nank tires or injury strikes. or I'm so cashed up I can run 3 premium rucks. Or wait til bye time (not sure how my rucks are in the byes)

Sc_Wow

Nank has a horrible bye

Derek

Nanks next 6 weeks are Hell

Crowboy94

Well looks like the teams changed my mind again.. Reverse trades and hold Merrett. Anyone know what is going on with Kellly from GWS??

Sc_Wow

That caused the injury?

Crowboy94

Sc-Wow should I still leave Merrett in or go Dusty? I will have 26 trades left if I do that?
Thanks

Sc_Wow

I think if you still have Merritt you have to stick with it. He’s lost money so no point in trading him out now, pretty much throwing 90k out the window.

Crowboy94

Yeah I see your point. I'll just trade out Ryan for Crowden and leave it at that. Hopefully Kelly is only out this week.

Sc_Wow

Yeah it’s no fun having premos on bench, gws aren’t the best a releasing info either (Greene)

Finnius

that screwed me over a little. Traded last week as I thought it worse than it actually was and he is back in this week.

KSinny

Didn't realise he was out 😂

TommyC99

Thoughts on Kelly – Dusty? I know it’s sideways but kelly underperforming and dusty is a gun. Also gives me a VC this week

Sc_Wow

Waste

TommyC99

It’s sideways but really can’t see dusty dropping in price, it’s a good opportunity

Derek

Uh oh.

The difference between the years when I’ve managed a good rank and the years of having the opposite of a good rank, have been built on avoiding injuries to key players. Particularly early in season when the only options are to have Simpson’s, Menspoo, Pickett types on the field.

There is a little bit of skill to this, by avoiding the obvious injury prone players, but mostly luck.

2018, although early in the season I was feeling good, dodging the Ryder bullet by a matter of minutes, side stepping the Crouch landmine purely because he didn’t fit my byes, even Greene and Merrett were in my team up until very late. After three rounds ranked around 4K and feeling good, even after Parker and Olivers below average scores last week, but I’ll take whatever they give me as long as they stay fit and healthy.

The SuperCoach Gods have decided to step it up this week.

Kelly, Lobb, Ryan, Murphy, Olango all missing.

It doesn’t sound that bad, but I feel a cold chill in the air tonight……. winter in coming.

Shake_n_Bake_

I here you!

sc tragic

Winter is coming and SC Gods digging the claws in. Alas, bugger it and so on.

Buster

Take it easy Derek, long way to go, try 1300 224 636.

Blackdog

That's pretty funny but you are a tool Buster

Tyruddanaut

Olango missing? What a disaster

Doc_1

Would be worse if he was picked

Derek

Won’t be putting the C on him this week.

Might just VC him instead

Russty_

LOL

BlueBaggerJosh

Holding Billings (underperforming) Murphy and Giles-Langdon (back soon), will probably trade Ryan to Henry.

hedski

Geez I was looking forward to finally fielding my full side for the first time this season and upping my output (Danger bench round1, Kreuzer and Greene late outs and Crouch going down round 2, 2 flogs out round 3), scroll through the teams, nice D. Fog back in, bench option, next game KELLY OUT!!
Can't take a bloody trick.
And to top it off my vc loops are ZGL and now Kelly, only leaves Laird as an option.
Aaarrrggh. I suppose I can at least loop Fog and Banfield to cover Kelly.
God this season is testing me, I need a beer. 🍺

Sc_Wow

What’s your beer of choice?

hedski

VB Wow, if you look close enough at my dog he's drinking a green can.

Sc_Wow

Nice, don’t mind a VB

sc tragic

If it is any consolation a lot of us have Kelly, so misery has company.

hedski

I'm definitely not the lone ranger SCT, just a pain in the arse. Cheers.

TOPHAWK1

Hehehe. Just poured myself a bourbon. LOL You have had a rough start mate, I have Zerrett but missed J Kelly, M Crouch, Greene, and Kruezer. Trust me, I nearly went with Crouch, Greene, and Kelly at the start of the season, but went for other premos. The gods have spared me for now……… Have Murphy and ZGL holding back which is a pain in the aarse, as I need cash rolling in. Will see how things go with these blokes, because if they miss much more footy, they are gonski! Cheers mate.

hedski

Ha ha, yeah got Murphy also, add Sicily in there Toppa. Enjoy the bourbon <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I reckon every man and his dog and his VB have Murph on the pine
We all hope he can continue to moo next week

neil demons delight

Biggest problem may be which number to put on the little ones jumper 14 4 35 or what's KELLY'S NO.. smash out a big one son

hedski