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Round 5 SuperCoach Panic Room

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Carnage, folks. Absolute C-A-R-N-A-G-E

It all came crashing down in round 4 and once again I will blame Collingwood. That’s two Friday night wins on the trot and two rubbish weeks in SuperCoach. The villains section of Big Carl’s Heroes, Villains and the Damned article this week read like a who’s who of SuperCoach and every one of them was in my team. On a personal note I got spanked by Patch in not one, but two leagues. Sigh.

(me Sunday night)

These weeks happen in SuperCoach though and we were due. Let’s be honest, we shouldn’t be putting up scores of 2,500+ this early in the season. Patch will probably take away my cookie privileges for saying this but now is NOT the time to panic. League wise, we are two games into a 17 match season. If you are making upgrades at this point make them count, chasing that shiny midpricer that you wouldn’t have come close to considering in the preseason *coughDeanKentcough* is not going to pump out weekly 110’s.

In round 5 we’ve got footy spread over about 17 days culminating in the yuuuuuuuuge ANZAC day clash between Collingwood and Essendon. It might force you into trading during the round, so a friendly reminder that you cannot reverse trades once the round as started. The rookie situation is fairly murky this round, Nick Coffield being the only real worthwhile downgrade target (I feel dirty recommending a Carlton player at this point). As good as he’s been so far, we’ve got Matt “Really, really, really, ridiculously good looking” Guelfi and Dave Mirra on the bubble next week. Mirra is bargain priced, priced at 69 (nice) thousand cheaper than Coffield. Giving us maximum cash from a Bonner or Brayshaw trade. 

Listening to the podcast is your first step in scrubbing the stink of round 4 off. A good grasp of who is lighting it up at reserves level is a good thing to have when rookies debut, Barron’s analysis, as always, is a must read. Captain choices were tough to nail last week but Sloane makes it a little easier, and Damo is settling in to Lek’s cheat sheet shoes with another top effort this week.

THE NEWS

Only 14 teams have named their squads for the weekend. Teams for Tuesday and Wednesday night games will be released Monday night at 6:20. Despite the decrease, injuries and axe wielding have seen a lot of changes for round 5.

For tonight, Adelaide have made four changes, three of them forced as Rory Sloane, Eddie Betts, and Dave Mackay are all out due to injury. Darcy Fogarty has been omitted. Myles Poholke (MID/FWD – $123,900) will debut. Sydney have dropped Nic Newman in a repeat of the 2017 season. Come to Tigerland, Nic!

Josh Kelly will miss again at GWS, and still no Zac Langdon. They’ll go in unchanged against the Saints. Hunter Clark gets another go at St. Kilda. In devastating news to all boat enthusiasts out there, Rowan “My boat” Marshall is out with injury. I can’t wait until he takes the number 1 ruck position at St Kilda because I definitely have this meme ready to go.

Matthew Kreuzer is one of 5 changes at the Blues, the other four don’t really matter, neither do the five they’ve brought in. Says a lot about their “depth” really. Another raid on GWS post season is a given. Dan Venables will miss 10 weeks after stuffing his ankle, Mark Hutchings comes in and will probably go straight to Patrick Cripps. Ross Lyon has named his FIFTH debutant in a sure sign that he’s in the midst of a full blown midlife crisis, Taylin Duman (DEF – $123,900) the latest to get a gig. The Dogs have made four changes, none of them really matter in a SuperCoach sense. Though Tom Boyd returning after kicking 5 in the VFL last week will excite the faithful. Jack Hombsch returns to the Port Adelaide backline, Tom Rockliff is “injured” (read: shit), and Dom Barry hasn’t learnt a recall. The Cats have dropped Zach Guthrie.

On Sunday, North have added Will Walker (MID – $117,300) to the squad with no confirmed outs as yet. Will Will debut? We will find out tomorrow. Will. The Hawks have added James Worpel to the squad (MID – $117,300). I have no jazzy wordplay here. Bruce will surely sacrificing a goat to ensure a quick return for Cyril, he and Puopolo are the confirmed outs at this stage. Brisbane have made their usual half a dozen changes. Is there a TV reality show called “Who wants to be a Footballer” up north because I really can’t tell you much about them. A debut for Oscar McInerney (RUC – $123,900) could be on the cards, and we know what sharing the ruck duties does to Stef Martin (hint: it’s not good). Gold Coast have added Michael Barlow to their extended bench.

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

Some dud rookie scores have a few of us reaching for whiskey and the trade button this week. Remember trading rookies 101 here, folks. When a players average meets his breakeven, that’s when you trade. So while Holman only managed a 32 against West Coast, his average of 75 is well above his breakeven of 25.

It’s been up for debate at Jock HQ if St. Kilda or Andrew Brayshaw has been more disappointing so far. He flashed his 90 point upside across the preseason, but already has a breakeven of 54 while his average sits at 48. Trading rookies 101 says you trade him, but as mentioned we’ve got some problems with rookies on the bubble this week. If you can stick him at M9 then do so, hopefully that one decent score to get his price moving is just around the corner.

Not a lot of value in trading in rookies over 200k now so I’ve left them out.

* = on the bubble

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

-45 – Nick Coffield*

-42 – Jack Henry

-40 – Mitch Crowden

-38 – Ed Richards

-37 – Esava Ratugolea

-3 – Willie Rioli

4 – Cam O’Shea*

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

Patrick Dangerfield – 209

Aaron Hall – 162

Tom Mitchell – 160

JPK – 159

Joel Selwood – 156

Goldmember – 155

Dayne Beams – 155

Dusty – 154

Clayton Oliver – 150

Lachie Neale – 149

Jack Billings – 146

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

With teams electing to lock down Lachie Whitfield streaming off halfback, Stephen Coniglio has gone 129, 120, 124, 116 in his first month of footy for an average of 122. With Cogs being allowed off the chain, he is averaging 28 disposals at a tick under 70% d.e. At 529k he represents a crazy amount of value.

I did a preseason review on this bloke heading into the 2017 season, where I claimed he could open the batting for Australia due to his general sporting talent (given the current state of Australian cricket, this is a possibility). He was a run with player in 2016, completing his midfield apprenticeship against some of the premier mids in our game.

Casting my eye over his stats so far this season he’s really not dominating in a particular area of the game, but he contributes in a lot of ways. Hitting the scoreboard is the most pleasing for a midfielder, kicking 7 goals so far this year and at least one per game.

With almost 100 games now under his belt he’s in the prime breakout window. Jump on.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Now that Patch has stopped feeding the Jock Reynolds website gremlins after midnight and I can finally post things, I’ll drop a Panic Room update on Tuesday evening for the ANZAC day clash. Draftstars has a casual $100k contest for this one, with 15k for first place.  A day off, Draftstars, a few brews, and laughing at Ben Reid’s bleach white noggin’ / facial hair combo, what could be better?

That’s all for this week. Let’s get around JR Community member Kane. His team AFLogan is sitting 171 points off the pace in 11th overall!

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INPieman

Not the week to be fluffing around with loopholes. It's almost like 2 rounds in 1 week. Don't be surprised if Holman & Fritsch dissappear

DacZawson

I'll loop Coniglio or Greene as VC and then I'll try looping Hunter Clark off the bench but 99% sure he won't score anything worth taking.

Who's your VC this week Pieman?

INPieman

Depends if Holman is out. If I need to go someone early it's likely Cogs against the Saints. Probably take anything over 115 this week. Danger injured, Titch has a date with Jacobs, Fyfe up & down, & Dusty playing forward & not this weekend. My reliable 4 doesn't look like it anymore

Hammer

couldnt disagree more. when Martin and Mitchell have big opportunities to be tagged and average results accordingly, your vice is most important. Going Cogs (v) into Fyfe (c) sure didnt hurt me

Hammer

FWIW i did two reconstructive trades earlier and havent touched my team. by playing Fyfe as captain I have pushed my projected win from 150 to 200. if that's not worth attention then I think we are talking cross purposes

hedski

Nice rank Kane!!!
Cheers Kev, no panic here, I am in full blown rage mode after my injury inflicted crap start to the year.

The Ranger

NIce work Kev, you're setting a really nice level of panic of late, not too much, not too little.
And hats off to Kane, good luck mate.

Dylan

Kreuzer to Stef Martin and Josh Kelly to Dusty Martin. The dynamic Martin duo surely!?

Finnius

Be careful with Stef – a rookie ruckman named on the extended bench.

Derek

There is always a rookie ruckman on bench.

They changed rules this year, adding an extra emergency but making it that the late replacements Must come from the emergencies. As a result, most teams use the extra place for a reserve ruck, just in case

Finnius

very true. Still one to watch though.

theRealPod

Looks bloody good Dylan.

Dylan

Cheers guys! My price range for the ruck is $540k, would there be any other viable options?

Jeff

Nic Nat?

Dylan

I completely forgot about Nic Nat! My choice has now been made, cheers Jeff!

SirSamuel016

Great work once again Kev!

I haven't pulled the trigger just yet but I am looking at making a trade or two today. I'm considering trading either Billings or Brayshaw (or both) this round. Billings if I trade would be correctional because the way St. Kilda have been I just can't see much merit in having him in my side other than not using a trade. As for Brayshaw, he is projected to lose money this round and Coffield is on the bubble so it's tempting. I've got 97.2K in the bank with 29 trades left, and my team looks like this:

DEF: Laird, Hurley, Howe, Finlayson, Murray, Doedee (Murphy, Naughton)
MID: Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Zorko, Whitfield, Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Dow, Barry)
RUCK: Gawn, Sandilands (Olango)
FWD: Walters, Smith, Billings, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch (Garlett, Henry)

Would really appreciate any feedback/thoughts on my team. Best of luck with this round everyone!

Finnius

What does everyone think about Taranto? Getting him over McLean saves me a crazy amount of dosh, but not sure whether it is worth the risk.

That money could come in handy though, especially considering that I may have up to 5(!!) non-playing rookies on the bench this weekend (murphy, holman, barry, Fritsch, ZGL).

DacZawson

Unless there's a clear reason for saving the extra cash I'd go for McLean.
Although both are fairly decent options (I have both).

TommyC99

Has looked good, but McLean’s bye is hard to ignore.

DacZawson

Dropped way back into the field after having a good first two weeks.
Time to bite the bullet.
Bonner –> Coffield
Brayshaw –> Coniglio

I'm happy trading Bonner given I started with him, although probably as an overall rule I'd usually keep him a bit longer.

Dave

Hold Bonner for Mirra next week? Bonner should make a bit more this week and Mirra is cheaper than coffield

DacZawson

Was aiming to bring Mirra in next week for Barry or Clark by swinging Coffield into the mids, setting up a swingset with Finlayson.

TheGreatBozza

I like this move. Will be handy come byes

StevoRivo

Reverse trade button in overdrive. Late outs and selection chaos brewing. 😳

Sammy_14

Taranto or Scily? some help would be great

Hayden

Taranto boat has sailed already I think.

Finnius

sicily for me.

Russty_

As Derek said somewhere, Sicily has the easiest job at the Hawks, loose man in defence, could easily average 100+, not sure about Taranto yet, but he has also looked pretty good.

CJudd3Votes

If youve bothered to hold Kreuzer to this point i reckon you can actually stand to gain a bit from holding him. He has been playing underdone but a week off to actually let him get himself right could be the best thing for him. Obviously youd need cover (english) but dont think its a simple trade and dont look back

David C

Unless he's out for more that 1 week.

Hayden

Hibberd downgrade to Coffield and Billing upgrade to Gray.
Don't have the spare cash to upgrade both unfortunately.

Next week I'm looking to upgrade Bonner to Savage/Simpson and perhaps swap Barry out for Mirra if he backs up this week.

DacZawson

I wouldn't trade Hibberd. Jordan Lewis out this week may give Hibbo his kick in duties back and hopefully some higher scores.
I'd hold trades unless you wanna go Barry to Coffield just to give you another money making rookie.

Finnius

Do you have Sicily? Hibbo to sic could be a good trade.

pasta stRayner

Needing some trade advice this week… currently ranked 1,200th after a few premo's missing games. 28 trades remaining after jumping the gun with Brayshaw to Mirra, I've got $230k in the bank with the main points of concern being Whitfield, Billings and Goldy. I'm strongly considering holding the first two but want to ship off Goldy…. Nic Nat against a Kreuzer-less Carlton or pay the bucks for Grundy?? is he the number one ruck in the comp?

DEF:
Laird, Savage, Tuohy, Doeedee, Murray, Mirra (Naughton, Richards)

MID:
Mitchell, Fyfe, Oliver, Parker, Whitfield, O'Meara, Kelly, Finlayson (Holman, Banfield, Barry)

RUCK:
Gawn, Goldy (Cameron)

FWD:
Greene, Mclean, Smith, Billings, Sicily, Fritsch (Garlett, Keefe)

DacZawson

My one fear is West Coast giving Nic Nat a rest at some point.
Grundy seems a little bit overs for mine but could very possibly end up as #1 ruck in the comp.
If you have English I'd go Nic Nat but otherwise another ruck may be a better play.

You can easily hold this week if needed.

pasta stRayner

Not starting English bloody hurt me.. didn't even realise he could the nod for R1 til it was too late.

I agree Grundy is overs.. might just hold.

skate or die

I doubt West Coast will rest Nic Nat. Nic Nat is probably the most important player to the WC structure. Plus remember he was ready to play at the end of last season, that's an extra 7 months of training injury free to make sure he sees the season through and to have a real impact.

Marty

He might be overs but as you are near the top go for the jugular and trade Goldy to Grundy. Didn't like the vision of seeing Goldy icing his knee after the game in the rooms.

Jim_bob321

I'm going to go Buddy VC but a bit concerned…
What does the community think

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Thats what the VC is for
Early game gamble.
May as well have a crack.

DacZawson

With the little options out there it's not the worst option, although Talia usually does pretty well on him.
Given I can't see many players going really big in the first 2 games, I'd say give Buddy a go.

Theoriginalforce

Sydney mids Vs Adelaide depleted mids should give him a decent crack at a bag?

Finnius

I am skippering Grundy this week. Bellchambers is a slow ruckman and won't be able to follow him around the ground. I reckon Grundy will rack up the touches again. As I think at least one of holman and fritsch will be dropped, I am just going to VC Fyfe. Only option using Barry is laird and the ceiling isnt there for me to back him in, as well as the fact that he is up against sydney and I think they will try to lock him down.

DacZawson

I really like the Fyfe VC option at home to the Dogs, contemplating whether to captain him or Danger.

Just can't forget Danger's game vs Port last year. It's clearly putting a bias on my decision.

The Ranger

Tempted by Fyfe at home too Dac.
Might go NicNat into Fyfe. NicNat against a ruckless Carlton…

DacZawson

Andrew Phillips is surely deserving of a spot in Carlton's best team this century, not sure what you're on about Ranger.

The Ranger

Haha ha…he'd be looking forward to playing on the big Dog eh?!

Maverick_

What a disgusting week for the VC loophole! Olango barry And ZGL all play early in the weekend. I Can only really VC laird or cogs and sold on neither. This will make or break a few teams this week

Finnius

I think that either holman or fritsch will be out so VCing later. if it doesnt work so be it, I am not sold on any options before hand anyways.

Carny

Really contemplating trading Billings. Could go either:
A. Billings > Coniglio (via DPP), and Brayshaw to Coffield.
B. Billings > McLean, Brayshaw to Coffield.

Not sure? Option A will give me 6 premos in mid, and Kelly and Holman/Banfield/Coff as rooks. It will make my forward line lean though, with Heeney, Smith, Petracca, Christensen, Garlett, Henry / Fritsch.
Option B will keep my mid as is, but will literally swap Billings and McLean.

Or scrap the above and ride Billings!? Cheers lads!

DacZawson

For structures sake I'd go option B if you really wanna trade.
I'm just riding the Billings rollercoaster though.

Derek

Hold Billings

Johnny

How do we feel about goldy to Nic nat? Goldys BE is high and he is playing BAD with preuss sure to come in the side soon? Nic nat is lookin incredible in 60% TOG each week and is playing a kruezerless carlton. Should I pull the trigger or be patient

Bam

Def: Laird Simpson Howe Doedee Murray Coffield (naughton, milocech)
Mid: Mitchell Martin Fyfe Zorko Cogs Merrett Kelly Finlayson (holman banfield barry)
Ruc: Jacobs Gawn (Cameron)
For: Heeney Greene Smith Christensen Frisch Garlett (Ryan Veneables)

Traded Brayshaw for Coffield this week, but now with Frisch possibly out and no cover on the bench with ryan and veneables injured, any suggestions? $145k in the bank. Panic stations!

Goat

Tough one because of the lack of mid/fwd DPPs in your side. I had the same FWD bench coming into this round and traded Ryan for Coffield via 2 DPPs. You can reverse the Coffield trade but I don't see it necessarily improves your options. Venables is the next one to go IMHO. You could punt on a rookie who is playing and has some JS (eg. Crowden who is also DPP but you have missed the first rise) or go early on Guelfi without raiding the bank. Poholke (DPP) to debut for Adelaide tonight – guaranteed score for this week but JS is questionable at this stage. If you did raid, not sure it gets a lot better. Or, cop a donut and fix the problem with 2 trades next round. I'd probably punt on Guelfi.

DacZawson

Agreed with the punt on Guelfi

Bam

That's awesome feedback mate, I reckon Guelfi could be the way to go. The possibility then next week is that Giles Langdon returns and Ryan can make way there too. Will certainly place some money in the bank for upgrades that will come around too. Appreciate the feedback!

Derek

Ryan and Venables have to go. You can’t hold them for 8 weeks, reduces your cash generation. Even Crowden at $159k is still ok value.

Bam

Spot on – I wasn't planning at any stage on keeping them until they come back. The issue is that there's no forwards on the bubble this week – risky getting Guelfi but sounds like it's the way to go! Crowden certainly an option but missing the first price jump hurts.

Goat

I am struggling over Whitfield. Considering a sideways to Coniglio or a slight down to Taranto – neither of whom seem to be getting any attention. Thoughts?

DacZawson

Whitfield had 70 odd point second half last week. I'd be holding for the moment.

Goat

Thanks. Perhaps I need to give him the chance to redeem against the Saints (where he might get some space). He is leaking cash though!.

Phil

My midfield took a massive hit last week (Kelly & Armitage) and I've decided I can't run 4 rookie deep ever again. So who comes in? Oliver or Cognilio?
Does the 70k difference mean that much?
Anyone concerned Coginlio has never played more than 18 games a season?
Should I consider anyone else? Already have Titch, Dusty, Fyfe & Cripps

Phil

P.S I'm a big Zac Merrett fan, just concerned about 3 head knocks already this year. 480k very tempting though.

Goat

I know you would be late to the party but I would go Coniglio.

Phil

Thanks Goat, I've got the feeling most will say that. I've just got some concerns about his durability & ceiling. Kudos to anyone who started him, but I feel to bring him in now he must be top10 midfielder (from here on, what's happened has already happened) Not sure he is

Finnius

The cash is what tips it towards Coniglio, but Oliver is an absolute gun as well.

Marty

Oliver =gun
He had 9 clangers against the Hawks and still scored 128

Liam

Community, im feeling dangerous… . im thinking, trading Danger… thats right, getting rid of the god. My thoughts behind this, get someone like oliver who is performing amazing, banking that cash and waiting 2 weeks until danger hits rock bottom and bringing him back for a cash up rookie.
sitting on 26 trades and $322,100 in the kitty so far.

Multi_

Just don't do it Liam those trades will be worth more than you will gain

Goat

Love an adventure but that is 2 trades for Oliver when (with $322 in the kitty) you should be able to do it for one a round earlier (e.g. T Kelly). Those of us who started Danger did it to save a trade. Let time be our judge….

DacZawson

Waste of trades for a relatively small financial gain.
Hold.

Derek

I do ponder this question a lot, what is a trade worth? In your case two trades.

If you do the above, you might gain $120-150k?

I would think a $250-300k cash gain might justify it

Goat

Isn't it effectively what you avoid on the drop (in this case Danger) plus gain on the acquisition(in this case Oliver) ?
If so, I get your numbers but it would be very rare that this would be a good tactic (i.e. $300K gain). Also, across the whole side you have a limited number of trades to convert your rookies into playing premiums and this only gains 1 premium. The logic might work if instead of Oliver you chose a low $400K midfielder and (somehow) he had 2-3 meteoric weeks to land in the mid 600s. Hard to predict that.

Derek

At best it might make $120k, $60k danger drop and $60 Oliver increase

Marty

Not if you have to trade Danger in again when he goes ballistic.

Sc_Wow

Silly

Josh

Is Kreuzer a must trade this week if you don’t have cover for him? Or should I be looking to fix a few other issues in the team?

27 trades and 80k in the bank

Def: Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Richards, Naughton)
Mid: Titch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Cripps, Parker, Merrett, Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, banfield, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Kreuzer (Olango)
Fwd: Mclean, Heeney, Billings, Walters, Fritsch, Garlett (ZGL, Keeffe)

TheGreatBozza

Best to offload Kreuzer. Only other issues I can see is under performing premos in Billings & Hibberd. I'd look at Kreuzer to Nic Nat and holding the other trade, placing some faith in Hibberd & Billings

SirSamuel016

I need a solid M8 for this round so I'm trading out Brayshaw for Coffield. Still contemplating a second trade this round, trading Billings for either RGray or McLean. Heeney is also in consideration but a more unlikely selection. With 144.3k and now 28 trades left, should I scrap Billings?

theRealPod

Billings is on the last chance list, don't know why he should be gonski already. If you're going to dump him Heeney's your man.

Sandyf62

I got rid of Billings last week before his big price drop for Henry,now I can afford to bring in McLean this week.

Russty_

Same here Sandy, good riddance to bad Saints rubbish lol

ROBocop14

Best POD midfielder going at moment?

TheGreatBozza

If your talking premos, I'd suggest Sidebottom

DacZawson

Macrae?

INPieman

Agree with Dac. MacRae is the Dogs only full time mid

TheGreatBozza

He was my second choice. What's his ownership like? I'd assuming its slowly rising

DacZawson

3.9%

BrownlowBoy

Gibbs?

ROBocop14

I've been swapping Macrae and Sidebottom all day! Think I'm going Macrae… But wait maybe Sidebottom!

Russty_

Macrae, averaging great and plays in round 14, have to start thinking about that, Sidey does too though.

fcabel

Oliver

Andrew

Sick of keeping Zorko should I hold for one more week? Not going to make any trades otherwise and have the cash to get Danger

BrownlowBoy

See how he goes against the Suns in my opinion.

theRealPod

Yeah if Zorko going to score well it'll be this game. You've put up with him for this long might as well wait one more.

TheGreatBozza

I'd like to thank Carlton for actually not playing Krooz this week. Makes it easier to go to Grundy instead of holding a struggling premo.

What's the communities thoughts on Coffield? There's been a lot of talk pro and con of dumping Brayshaw for him. I'm leaning towards holding Brayshaw and skipping Coffield. As good as the possible swing set would be with Finlayson, taking a big $$$ loss on Krooz to Grundy means I want to regain some cash in skipping on a higher priced rookie.

INPieman

The high priced rookies haven't been a raging success. If he can maintain his average he would make it to about 350k at the byes. But that is assuming he keeps his job & Av up. Not an easy task. Look in the Mirra for a better option

BrownlowBoy

I'm holding Brayshaw, and trading him to Mirra/Guelfi next week

INPieman

I'm holding Brayshaw because I have ZGL Murphy Cameron Barry Holman & Fritsch. Warm bodies needed. Get rid of him later

BrownlowBoy

Kelly to Cogs this week for me.

NoLanguage

Gotta be done BB

Declan

Who to go for J Kelly?

Currently premos I have:
Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe

Was thinking probs Dusty over someone like a Macrae or even Coniglio, just due to Dusty’s certainty of maintain his scores at a top 3 mid this year whereas the others have every chance to drop off or in Conig’s case succumb to injury.

Thoughts and all advice would really be appreciated community?

Phil

Dusty because he is a must-have, the other 2 are not

Steeeve

Can't go wrong with Dusty. However, Melbourne has been a bad team for his scores.

Tyruddanaut

Final trades for the week:

Hibberd —> Sicily (Fwd)

Not only does Sicily provide that valuable DPP, his scoring potential is higher

Saundo

V on Franklin/Laird
C on Danger/Oliver

Thoughts?

theRealPod

Laird avg 83 vs Swans and Buddy 84 vs Crows.

Steeeve

No trades for me this week.

Ranked 7000-ish

26 trades left

$155,000 in the kitty

Captaining Danger this week even if his calf falls out of the skin.

How is everyone else travelling?

fcabel

Love it 👍

John

Who do I VC out of Coniglio, Laird and Cripps?

Tyruddanaut

Laird seems to be the safe option but Coniglio has the ceiling.
Cripps will be tagged

John

Yeah I think I might put it on Cogs, cheers

theRealPod

I reckon both Laird & Cripps will cop the tag. Cogs is the obvious choice from those three as he's now in the mix to be a top 10 mid.

Mystic Mac

Laird has gone +140 before, Cogs has not.. I'd take Laird at the SCG personally. Both good options.

dontblushbaby

Bringing in Buddy tonight and bangin the VC straight on him , might go very large IMO

theRealPod

They have got a pretty good full back and Buddy's avg vs Crows is 84.

Dean

He’ll bag 7, crows in disarray!

Shake_n_Bake_

No Sloane or Crouch brothers should make it that little bit easier for Sydney to get there hands on the ball that little bit more. Who knows buddy could kick 5 or more.

Model/Actor

Which 2 of 3 over next fortnight. Guelfi Mirra or Cunico this

Ja191

Guelfi and mirra, roi is a lot higher then cunico plus have much better js

TOPHAWK1

Guelfi and Mirra for me. Better bang for your buck.

Johnny

Guelfi and mirra. No brainer

Ace

Is Ben Brown worth a look?
Have barely seen much talk about him even though his averaging 100 and besides the poor R1 score has looked pretty consistent.
2.2% of team selections and could potentially be a sneaky P.O.D.
Was going to upgrade Fritsch to Brown as i feel Fritsch is going to struggle.
Call me crazy but trying the high risk high reward tactic.

BrownlowBoy

Holman keeps his spot
LDU out

Ja191

how the hell barlow manages to not get a game is beyond me

Russty_

He'd probably break his leg running through the Banner.

TOPHAWK1

Excellent. Great news. Holman back on the field and Banfield back on the bench. Holman should bounce back nicely against the Lions.

The Ranger

Nice. Can loophole Banfield and Holman via Higgins.

Saundo

Bloody Josh Kelly 😡

The Ranger

Shit yeah

Krups

Goldy to Nic Nat?

Johnny

Asked the same question below. I think we need to do it. How long till Scott gets fed up with it & plays preuss. Not far away IMO. Goldy looks very average

Hugh Greenwood

Hold Hibberd or Petracca? Petracca lacks high scoring potential but Hibberd's been in horrible form, even if Lewis isn't playing this week…

Russty_

Probably hold both Hugh, gotta back em in now.

TommyC99

The C pick is quite interesting this week, with all the main C choices being under some sort of doubt. Danger injured, Titch facing a strong tag and Dusty having a poor record against the dees. Reckon we might need to look for left field C choices, or take a little less from our VCs. Thoughts on Fyfe and Gawn as C options? Fyfe been a bit up and down but playing at Optus. Do the dogs have any taggers? And Gawn should monster Nank this week, but i can remember2 years ago when many people captained him, and he spat out a 60.

Sandyf62

I'm putting the VC on either Buddy or Cogs and the C on Fyfe.

Finnius

Fyfe and Gawn both good options. I am going Grundy.

iLoveNMFC

Lloyd or Sicily?
Cheers community.

Russty_

Sicily by miles ! Cheaper, averaging more…no contest.

Derek

I’m starting to think Siscily might be worth the risk

Russty_

Hey Derek, yeah reckon he's gonna be ok, I was hellbent on trading him out when he got suspended but something else happened that forced me to keep him, glad I did now, you said he has the easiest job in the Hawks, loose man in defence, I thought you would've started with him mate.

Crowboy94

Can't believe how many rookies have been traded out this week in the most traded out….. especially since most have more money to make and are playing still.

Russty_

People want instant gratification these days Crowboy, the way of the world now..gotta think more big picture in Supercoach.

TommyC99

If Fristch is out, can we trust using him as the loophole this week? Should we be worried about him being a late in?

Krups

Just see if he plays in the VFL team

Jack

What to do with Dom Barry?
Hold or trade to coffield

Ja191

If you have someone like a garlet in your forward line I’d hold a week and trade barry to guelfi via dpp

Krups

I am trading to Coffield. Which will also give me a def/mid swing

Russty_

Nice one.

cashcows

Who should I bring in…

Gray, Franklin or Greene?

KSinny

is it worth trading out Fritch to get Omera via DPP?

Russty_

Yeah I guess if you have a spare 192 grand.

KSinny

Yeh I've got 200k

gator59

Who to field out of Mirra or Richards

Davo

Hi Community, Looking to Trade Josh Kelly to either Clayton Oliver or Macrae. Thoughts?? Cheers all.

Russty_

Good one..either or are good options, flip a coin if you like.

TommyC99

Should we be choosing the VC as if Fristch will play tuesday, so pick Cogs or Laird? Or bank on the fact he wont play, which means i can VC Fyfe or Danger

prizza

Fritz may still play ,, not a given thats why there is 10 on the vfl bench

theRealPod

I was tossing up between the two Swans. I'm with you Derek, Parker it is.

Dale

Goldy bleeedin ca$h! Cut him loose or back him in and hope he can come good? He looks horrible since Majak has come in down back. Preuss also can’t be far away

Russty_

Straight to DOGDOG…(Nicnat)..sounds good!

johnno2908

Im thinking the same thing. Just cant bring myself to actually do it. Might have a few beers and get the courage to bring him in and chuck the big VC on him. 27 trades, but I think I am also going to use one on Lobb to Taranto.

Johnny

Thinking the same! Goldy is losing the $$$ And nicnat looks good and is dirt cheap. Don’t buy into this “nicnat will get rested soon” nonsense. He will have a week off at his bye n that’s it. His value is fantastic imo

Tommo

Dusty or Mitchell?

Russty_

Michell first I reckon.

Keenbutclueless

I need Doedee to drop a doo-doo tonight. Broke all the rules. Traded him out to bring Hurley in. The only way this plan works is if he drops a bad score tonight. Sometimes you need to do the opposite of everyone else if you need to catch up.
Can I suggest on the strength of that you should VC him. I will surely be smote by the SC gods for such a move.

Pranav Santhosh

reverse that trade immediately

Derek

You must be going ok. Able to get drop a guy averaging 85 and a BE of 25

Adelaide defenders might see a fair bit of the ball tonight.

Tyruddanaut

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!!

Reverse the trade

Finnius

I REALLY hope that you didn't do this. Doedee 45 at QT…

hedski

I'm going bad Keen but ouch if you did that mate.

SC_Donkey

I was considering it. With Sloane being out, his midfield time will increase.

Sc_Wow

Lol

JEL

Yep, that's working so far at half time.

David C

Thanks for that Keen. Doedee ton.

Keenbutclueless

Glad someone benefited from my ineptitude

Russty_

Shane Yarran found dead in his home today, pretty sad news, he was only 28 and Police said "no suspicious circumstances", that usually means suicide or overdose or something like that, sad to hear of such a young bloke passing away.

pod

Rest In Peace Shane Yarren

INPieman

Very sad news Russty. RIP Shane

TommyC99

Loophole Doedee or Mills? Other one starts on field. I known Doedee is the rookie but everyone has him, where if Mills stinks it up, it can cost me big time

Finnius

late I know, but I hope you backed Millsy in.

Russty_

10 mins into the first quarter mate, a bit early to call yet. 🙂

TommyC99

In the end, barring a keeffe late in, will get both scores. Started Mills on field and looped doedee

Derek

Mills played midfield nearly all second quarter. 52 at HT

Marty

Glad I got rid of Mills.

Rick Grimes

I have a feeling Buddy is going huge tonight. I've traded Zorko to him and whacked the vc on. Could be the worst trade ever but you gotta have a crack sometimes.

Russty_

Zorko will keep bleeding for awhile Rick so not a bad call I reckon, Buddy is a keeper and in great form this year, better to have players in your side from better teams.

AdsyAA

Same, gone Billings to Buddy. Hope so anyway. Watch Billings drop a 140 tomorrow though!

Russty_

You won't regret that trade, the Saints are shite this year, have regressed to a low point almost unprecedented.

AdsyAA

Too right Russty, its a constant cycle of rising hopes turning to crap for us supporters unfortunately.

paul

hahaha lets hope not

Rick Grimes

Looking like a very bad trade. Sigh…

Russty_

Buddy will be a good trade Rick…too early to call yet, but I'd rather back him than Billings.

Jim_bob321

Well he is off to a horrid start

Russty_

But he's the guy you want there at the end, won me plenty of finals last year with his 170.

Rick Grimes

Looking for a 100 point second half Bud. Dont let me down you big sexy bastaard!

Rick Grimes

FML.

Russty_

Think about the long game mate lol…you'll hate him this week, and love him come finals time.

Rick Grimes

Might rage trade him back out. Haha

David C

Might be real cheap in a few weeks if he has another stinker.

TOPHAWK1

Luke Parker VC. Rip that Adelaide midfield to shreds!!!

JJJ

Great call, i am banking on him getting some big points too

Russty_

I'm hoping Gibbs gets tagged so Ellis Yoelman van crack a big score lol
Why do I have Ellis Yoelman you ask?…not really sure haha

Rick Grimes

He's a good player Russty. I enjoy watching him play. Could go big.

Russty_

Thanks guys, hoping he can get a 90 or 100, that'd be nice.

Tyruddanaut

I think he is. I'm not paying a lot of attention, but I haven't seen him very often

SmugBugga

1 more point and he'd have matched JPK+Hanna for the qrtr. Not seedsman but not a disgrace

JJJ

Just went Josh Kelly to Heeney. I don't want to give up on Kelly but concerned about how he will be managed. Will swing Heeney to my forwards in due time.

pod

Same here

pod

Good Call

Tyruddanaut

I need to get my stuff straight.

On one hand, I want Sydney to win to do well in tipping.
On the other, LAIRD GOT A FREE KICK!!!!

What am I doing? not only with this sport but with my life.

On another note. Seedsman on 55, FIFTY-FIVE at QT

Russty_

Hahah, did you bring Seedsman in this week Ty?…if you did…good call!

Tyruddanaut

Nah, but three of my opponents did

SmugBugga

57 actually.

ahmad rubas

benched doedee :/ hopefully bonner finlayson and murray do better

DavidSA

Same.. oh well nice cash flow

ahmad rubas

yeah would rather him score well and make money instead of have a bad game but i benched him i think

Russty_

I benched him too, but I have Keefe…to sub.

ahmad rubas

well played, i have murphy to sub in …..

Phil

murphy from Adelaide? That ain't gonna work

Ahmad rubas

Yeah I know should of just played him over Murray tbh

Defying_Madness

Me too, bless loopholes

Russty_

Blessed, be the loopholes 🙂

Defying_Madness

In before Keefe late in and we are all left crying

TommyC99

If keeffe is a late in tomorrow… gonna be a nervous wait until tomorrow arvo to make sure I get Doedees score

Josh

I think I’ll actually cry if keefe plays.. bound to happen, just to add to the long list of disappointment which has started with Parker tonight, can’t wait to watch the list grow

Holty01

Seedsman. Any chance someone should put their hand up and say oops, i was wrong?

belly button fluff

I will. But only to appease the gods. ;P

Holty01

Nice call. I dont have him but hell he has been value for money

SmugBugga

That wow fella was always saying how he was a rubbish pick. maybe wow has a rubbish research strategy?

Marty

Yes i will. But i did say he will score well until Crouches and Sloane comes back.

fcabel

I still don't like the pick

BVB21

Both Crouches and Sloane out.

He isn’t a keeper.

If you started with him it’s worked out but if you traded him in still a wasted trade imo

DavidSA

Sydney midfield should be ashamed of that effort running to the fwd line or should I say jogging!

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