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AROUND THE GROUNDS ROUND 5

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Hello folks, and welcome to this weeks almost completed, but not quite completed Round 5 Rookie Scout review.

We’ll be covering off mostly everything this week, but as of now we will be missing Melbourne/Richmond match, the Collingwood/Essendon Anzac Day match, as well as Port Adelaide/Sturt in the SANFL. Apart from those 3 matches, every other football match around the country is being reviewed, so yay for that! So let’s go look and see what happened this week.

Around the Grounds
Victoria

Carlton

Carlton came close to getting their first win of the year, but fell just short on Saturday at the MCG, losing to West Coast 79-69. Paddy Dow probably had the best game of his short career, with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 inside 50’s and 7 clearances for 70 SCPoints. Lochie O’Brien also played well with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 clearances for 61 SCPoints. Good results for both of them, hopefully they can keep up that sort of pace going forward. Cam O’Shea was the clanger king with 10 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 8 clangers, which pushed his Supercoach score all the way down to 14. Jarrod Garlett wasn’t much better Supercoach wise with just 5 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles with 3 clangers for 21 SCPoints. Finally, Harry McKay played his first game of the season and had a big impact up forward, booting 4 goals with 10 disposals and 6 marks for 63 SCPoints.

The Northern Blues have the bye this week.

Collingwood

In the VFL, the Pies had a solid win against Essendon, defeating the Bombers 106-78. Brayden Sier had 21 disposals (16 handballs) and 5 tackles, Flynn Appleby had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles, Josh Daicos booted 2.2 with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles, and Sam McLarty had 1.1 with 13 disposals, 3 marks and 10 hitouts.

Essendon

 In the VFL, the Bombers were defeated by Collingwood 106-78. Dylan Clarke had 21 disposals, 6 marks and 7 tackles, while Kobe Mutch kicked a goal with 26 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles. Jayden Laverde also kicked a goal, along with 23 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles and Jordan Ridley had 16 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s. Aaron Francis made his return to football and had 6 disposals and 2 marks.

Geelong

Geelong did what they normally do when they’re in front at 3 quarter time, taking the game against Port Adelaide 84-50. Tim Kelly had 20 disposals, but racked up 16 handballs in this one, with 5 tackles and a goal for 73 SCPoints, while Lachlan Fogarty laid 10 tackles with 17 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 89 SCPoints. Esava Ratugolea continued to look comfortable at AFL level with 8 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles, 19 hitouts and a goal for 70 SCPoints, while Jordan Cunico had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 2 clearances for 60 SCPoints. Finally, Jack Henry was a bit quiet this week with just 8 disposals, 3 marks and 2 inside 50’s for 48 SCPoints.

Geelong’s VFL side defeated Footscray 87-68 to push back into the top 8 of the VFL ladder. Jamaine Jones had a big game with 3.1, as well as 25 disposals, 5 marks and 6 inside 50’s. Charlie Constable had 22 disposals and 3 marks and Gyran Miers kicked 2.1 with 21 disposals and 3 marks and Mark O’Connor had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn tried to catch up, but they were too far behind a rampaging North Melbourne, losing 98-70. David Mirra found plenty of the ball with 17 disposals, as well as 6 marks and 3 rebound 50’s, but scored just 54 SCPoints, largely thanks to a disposal efficiency of 58.8% and 6 turnovers. He’s on the bubble this week and I’d still look to trade him in if you’ve got a non-playing rookie on your bench somewhere.

In the VFL, the Box Hill Hawks had a big win against Coburg, taking the game 155-83. Mitch Lewis was again damaging in front of goals, booting 3.1 with 15 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 11 hitouts. Teia Miles had 23 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles, while Conor Nash also booted 3 goals with 16 disposals and 4 marks.

Melbourne

Melbourne’s AFL side is playing tonight against Richmond, so they won’t be covered off this week, although Bayley Fritsch isn’t playing, so helldamnfart I have to take Jarrod Garlett’s score this week.

In the VFL the Casey Demons went down to Richmond 121-86. Charli Spargo kicked 2.1 with 18 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Corey Maynard had 17 disposals and 5 tackles

North Melbourne

North Melbourne did half their damage offensively in the first quarter, and defensively did the damage in the first half, which was enough to give them an 8-goal lead at half-time that saw them through to take a fantastic 28-point win against Hawthorn. Ben Jacobs was again given a tagging role, this time on Tom Mitchell, and he again did a fantastic job, limiting Mitchell to 19 disposals, while grabbing 19 of his own, with 5 tackles and 7 clearances for 69 SCPoints. He’s almost becoming a must-avoid for Supercoach Captain purposes.

North Melbourne’s VFL side had a narrow loss to the Frankston Dolphins, going down 129-116. Paul Ahern was again busy with 24 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, while Josh Williams had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal. Ben McKay had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles, and Nick Larkey booted 4.2 with 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.

Richmond

In the VFL, Richmond won their Tuesday night preview, defeating the Casey Demons 121-86. Shai Bolton was a bit inaccurate in front of goals, kicking 2.4, but also had 22 disposals and 8 marks. Corey Ellis had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and a goal and Patrick Naish had 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 inside 50’s. Callum Coleman-Jones spent his time up forward, kicking 3 goals with 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles, while Ivan Soldo did his damage in the ruck, with 67 hitouts, along with 11 disposals and 4 marks and Mabior Chol did a bit of both with 2 goals, 8 disposals, 4 marks and 7 hitouts.

St Kilda

A four-goal final term was enough for the Saints to get a draw on Saturday afternoon with a tough game against GWS. Nic Coffield continued his solid form with 19 disposals, 11 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 61 SCPoints. He had 4 clangers and just 2 contested possessions in there, which likely accounts for the slightly lower score. Ben Long had a quality game with 15 disposals, 4 marks and a goal, but did his damage with 8 tackles and ended up with 97 SCPoints. Hunter Clark was back in the side, but finished with just 10 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles and a goal for 47 SCPoints. Finally, Brandon White had 14 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles with 5 rebound 50’s for 90 SCPoints.

The Saints VFL side Sandringham lost a close one to Port Melbourne, kicking just 2 points to 12 in the last quarter to lose 85-75. Ed Phillips was busy with 32 disposals, 11 mars, 5 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s, while Ben Rice had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles. Nathan Wright kicked 2.2 with 10 disposals and 7 tackles while Hugh Goddard had 8 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs may have still been a chance at halftime, but a 6 goal to 1 3rd quarter pretty much sealed the game and the Doggies ended up going down to Fremantle 108-54. Tim English continued his solid form with 19 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and 13 hitouts for 78 SCPoints. Aaron Naughton again put up a decent score with 11 disposals, 5 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 62 SCPoints, while Billy Gowers had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 48 SCPoints. Patrick Lipinkski played his 2nd career game and made his 2018 AFL debut for 11 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints. He played a single game in 2017, which pushed his starting price to $204,000 to start with. Ed Richards had 15 disposals and 4 marks, but also had 4 clangers, which lowered his score to 44 SCPoints and Lukas Webb had the 15 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints.

Footscray suffered their 2nd loss of the VFL season, going down to Geelong 87-68. There wasn’t much happening for the Bulldogs from a rookie perspective in the VFL, with Nathan Mullenger-McHugh having just 11 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles and Fergus Greene having 10 disposals, 1 mark, 1 tackle and 4 inside 50’s.

South Australia

Adelaide

Adelaide had a quality win on Friday night, beating the Swans 85-75 up in Sydney. Tom Doedee was again the star for us in Supercoach, and he was one of the better players on the ground, finishing with 25 disposals, 11 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 100 SCPoints. We also saw the debut of Myles Poholke, filling in for the injured Rory Sloane, who had 10 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50’s for 53 SCPoints. With Rory Sloane and Matt Crouch to return in the coming weeks, his job security looks to be non-existent at this point. Jordan Gallucci played his 2nd AFL game and was active up forward with 23 pressure acts, along with 11 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 54 SCPoints. He’s on the more expensive end, costing $219,400, so not one we’d consider at that price. He could still keep his spot even with Eddie Betts to return, but it’s likely a battle between him and Lachie Murphy at this point.

In the SANFL, the Adelaide Reserves continued their winless season, going down to Central Districts 137-67. Jackson Edwards led the way with 23 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles, Matthew Signorello had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles, Darcy Fogarty booted 1 goal with 16 disposals and 1 mark and Ben Davis led the goal scoring tally with 3, along with 8 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Port Adelaide

The game was still there to be won in the 3rd quarter, but the Power couldn’t stop the Cats in the 4th quarter, going down 84-50. Riley Bonner found plenty of the ball with 22 disposals and 6 marks with 4 rebound 50’s, but 6 turnovers pushed his score down to 64 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide will be having the Grand Final rematch against Sturt tomorrow, so we won’t be covering that off here. Unless someone has access to a time machine and would like to get me the results early.

Western Australia

Fremantle

Fremantle had a big win on Saturday night, defeating the Western Bulldogs 108-54. The Dockers continued to blood more talent, this time handing Taylin Duman his AFL debut, and he put in a good first effort with 15 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 85 SCPoints. Andrew Brayshaw found plenty of the ball with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles for 62 SCPoints, while Mitch Crowden also had 17 disposals with 2 marks and 5 tackles for 55 SCPoints. Bailey Banfield had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 67 SCPoints and Adam Cerra had an impact in front of goals, booting 2, with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 87 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a bye in the WAFL this week.

West Coast

The Eagles had some concerns on Saturday, primarily from kicking 10.19, but they were the eventual winners at the ‘G on Saturday, beating Carlton 79-69. Tom Cole played his 1st game of 2018 (and his 7th in his career) and looked fantastic with 19 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 98 SCPoints. He is one to watch out for next week and if he scores well, will probably be heavily traded in. Willie Rioli was dangerous in front of goals, despite kicking 1.3 and had 16 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 6 inside 50’s for 78 SCPoints. Jake Waterman struggled (it just wasn’t a day for the Eagles big forwards it seemed) with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 44 SCPoints.

In the WAFL, East Perth beat the entire city of Perth, winning 136-99. Starring for East Perth was Brayden Ainsworth who had 23 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, while Jack Patruccelle booted 4 goals with 11 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 inside 50’s. Matthew Allen had 13 disposals, 6 marks, 3 inside 50’s and 2 goals, and Kurt Mutimer had 18 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Jarrod Brander kicked 2.3 with 18 disposals and 6 marks.

New South Wales

GWS

It was a tough match for GWS, but they paid with their inaccuracy, kicking 9.19 and ended up drawing with St Kilda, scoring 73 apiece. Jeremy Finlayson continued his strong form, finishing with 18 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 7 rebound 50’s for 89 SCPoints. Daniel Lloyd was quieter with the 13 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 clangers for 54 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a bye this week in the NEAFL.

Sydney

Sydney had their chances on Friday night, but had their issues converting in front of goal, so they had issues winning the game, going down to the Crows 85-75. Oliver Florent hit the scoreboard again with a goal, with 15 disposals and 3 marks, but had just 42 SCPoints. Will Hayward had just the 7 disposals, but also had 7 tackles to boost his score up to 49.

The Swans Reserves side also had a bye this week in the NEAFL.

Queensland

Brisbane

They kept the Suns to just 10 points in the final quarter, but the Lions fell just short of staging a comeback in the last quarter, losing 76-71. Cameron Rayner managed to hit the scoreboard for 1.2, along with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 60 SCPoints. Solid result considering his early season scoring form. Zac Bailey played his 2nd game and had just the 10 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, with 4 clangers for 41 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week, but I wouldn’t make him a priority trade in target at this stage.

The Lions reversed the result in the NEAFL derby, defeating Gold Coast 83-36. Matthew Eagles had 22 disposals and 11 marks, and Brandon Starcevich had 20 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals. Corey Lyons was inaccurate in front of goal kicking 3 behinds, while also having 19 disposals and 6 marks and Oscar McInerney had 9 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 24 hitouts and a goal.

Gold Coast

The Suns just managed to hold on to their lead to get their 3rd win of the year, defeating Brisbane 76-71. Nic Holman got himself back into the good books with an 18 disposal, 2-mark, 2 tackle, 1 goal game for 88 SCPoints. As we have learnt this year with other rookies such as Tom Doedee and Sam Murray, you can’t write off 3-4 weeks of solid form after 1 down game.

Not much happened for the Suns in the NEAFL this week, getting smashed pretty easily by Brisbane 83-36. Jacob Dawson had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles and Harrison Wigg was a bit more subdued in his 2nd game for the Suns with 14 disposals, 8 marks and 6 rebound 50’s. They have obviously decided to move Wigg back to his under-18 position of half-back, rather than as an inside midfielder where he played as a Crow.

And that’s it from me this week. As usual, you can either leave a comment in the section below, or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!


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BadgerHoney7

Think you're having a bad week, tried to risk Dusty C instead of taking Dangers loophole after EVERYONE on Jock told me not too, would've score 2300 as well now will score a measly 2200.

Corey

I took the community advice and took dangers score luckilly

BadgerHoney7

my number one rule from now on, take the communitys advice

INPieman

You have to take anything over 130 Badger

BadgerHoney7

Real dumb decision

Sc_Wow

That’s not having a bad week. You were presented a 135 vc which you should take every day of the week. Don’t get greedy

Pranav Santhosh

should of taken the 135 but 2200 is not a bad week

Liam

You only lose out on 45 points not the end of the world

BadgerHoney7

90 points but again, 2200 is not bad

johnny

go back to school

BadgerHoney7

pretty sure dusty got me 180, danger would've got me 270, which equals a 90 diff, go back to school.

belly button fluff

No you still got Danger's first lot of 45 more. 91+91+135=317 to 91+135+135=361

Jeffrey

Thoughts community on the following trades next round:
Venables to Guelfi
Garlett to Higgins
Or is Mirra more worth it then above 2
?

TOPHAWK1

Grabbed Guelfi this week and planning snap up Mirra and Higgins next week. Double downgrade. Bye bye Bonner and Brayshaw.

Jeffrey

Great trades tophawk

David C

Brayshaw is improving …. hold.

BadgerHoney7

Urgh, played Fantasy this year as well for the banta and brought him in, at least you get two trades over their I guess

Corey

Attention Lek, Pleas ban SC_SIXTY6 and SC_WOW again, we all enjoyed their absence!

Deckcrow

Sure they have "Aspi" like interpersonal skills but they often make very valid points , I enjoy their comments and nobody is forced to interact if you dislike, so I don't know why it is so difficult for some

DavidSA

haha i had to google aspi, and yep they do have Asperger's Syndrome

Sc_Wow

Bunch of doctors too now?

Sc_Wow

For doing what? Providing alternative options on people’s posts? How amazing would this community be if everyone just agreed with each other all the time. Jog on Corey

Russty_

Sheesh, maybe give the drama a rest ay?…I'm sick of all the soap opera shit and it makes me want to stay away, they aren't blessed with some of the social pleasantries we're all used to maybe but I don't see any obscene personal abuse or anything so maybe stop calling for people to be banned, I was, and I know what it feels like.
I say, if you don't like the way someone else goes about posting, ignore it, and don't respond to it.
Not taking anyone's side, just saying, posts like this create drama.

Sc_Wow

And have no SC relevance, don’t belong on this site

Finnius

Zac Merret straight into my side in two weeks, so much value.

Chief

Zac Merrett better straight into team this week. Cheapest you will ever get him.

DavidSA

It's now like Chief said
It's a bargain price for a top 7-10 mid from this point onwards

David C

Not playing like a top 10 mid. Wait.

Sheeds

SC is rigged how else could Spud Merrett, Flog Goddard and Thug Hurley possibly be considered as more influential in todays game than Grundy, Sidebottom and Pendle?
Bombers have 20 1st round picks on their list and are still worse than Melbourne.

SteveC

I followed this game closely and agree with you Sheeds. Did you notice Smith kicked it out on the full midway through the last with no deduction in score?

redherringfc

I kept a very close eye on him and his score as I needed about 20 in the last quarter from him. I didn’t see him kick it out on the full, maybe i missed it. I thought I saw a short kick up the line that was too short to be a mark and he got no points for it, don’t know if this scores points.

He did continually go up in single points without seeming to do anything, maybe 1 percenters.

Whatyasmokin

Did he score near to that time with some other disposals etc? Maybe the on the fukl was negated by positivebscores that hadnt been tallied. Not sure myself as didnt watch the game.

redherringfc

I don’t know if you actually want an answer to your question or you are venting as an unhappy Essendon supporter. I don’t know much about how the scoring works or the intricacies of afl but I think the following was pretty obvious today.

Merrett was on fire in the 1st, he was on 48 points at quarter time, probably bog. He was quite slow after that.

Goddard takes lots of uncontested marks and then kicks accurately, which got him lots of points today.

Hurley, I dont know why he scores so well, but it happens week in, week out.

Sc_Wow

Hurley 29 touches at 97% 10 marks 7 intercept possies
Not bad

DavidSA

Getting Higgins and Merrett
The greatest paint the fence move all season long

Chief

I went Guelfi & Zerrett

Both Higgins & Guelfi great options

KSinny

Ended up with 2346, how'd everyone else go??

DavidSA

Highest score for me this year so far 2356

TOPHAWK1

Great round mate. Ended up with 2203 which is probably slightly below par. Still, no injuries and happy with the early Guelfi selection. The team is slowly building. Long way to go.

Russty_

Not so great this week, 2233 and lost most of my leagues, well done Sinny and David, Trigga and Gator did real well too. well done guys.

hedski

2256 while not great, gave me a straight sweep of my leagues, but more importantly gave me my first win over Dereks Bunnies ever and managed to sneak over Lek by 20 points.
2390 is the best score I've seen in my leagues.

Beezneez

2432 jumped me 24000 in the rankings LOL.

Rocksta

2304. Should be enough to get me back into the top 200 from 446. Thoughts?

TOPHAWK1

I reckon you will go very close with that score. How many trades do you have left?

Rocksta

26.
Start upgrading Rookies next Round

TOPHAWK1

Exactly what I am doing but possibly not this week. It depends on Higgins and Mirra. If both named will grab both next week. Then 2 rookie upgrades the week after. (Oliver and Gray) Took a punt by going early and getting Guelfi. Very pleased with his effort today. Have 27 juicy trades.

Good luck in your push for the $50K Rocksta.

Rocksta

Thanks Bro.
It’s just great being part of the chase….. that’s why we play the game.
Odds are I’ll be out of the running soon enough, but I say enjoy it while it lasts.

SC_Donkey

Nice 26 trades left and in absolute good ranking. Man I'm jealous, I have 25 trades left but liking how my team is moving through the rankings. Slowly moving away from the pack and chasing the leaders.

Sc_Wow

Yeah right donks lol

SC_Donkey

Hahaha😂🤣😅 what happened to your 610 rank bud.

Talk to me and tell me that your the greatest to ever play SC when you have won overall. Otherwise shut it for now.

Pls get off your really are annoying

Sc_Wow

610 in the past 209 now mate.

Still no word of your ranking, not a surprise lol.
Have a good one mate

TOPHAWK1

Bullshit.

What is the name of your team.

I looked at those earlier 610 ranked teams and I see no match with any of the 209 ranked teams tonight. If I am wrong, please let me know.

Otherwise, hit the road JACK.

Sc_Wow

Thats wht she saad.
Have a second look mate

SC_Donkey

There I added you in Rivalry, you can stalk me there. Hopefully that will stop you from stalking me here. 😅🤣😂

Sc_Wow

I’d hardly call adding my opinion to comments stalking but each to their own.

Sc_Wow

What’s your team name donks I don’t see you in the rivalry. Only fair to let me add you too, if you’re game enough

Sc_Wow

Did you find me tophawk?

TOPHAWK1

I certainly did. And I stand corrected. That is an impressive start sir. As you put it, I am one of those which is "lagging behind" but that's OK. Only 480 points behind you with 27 trades in the bank. The season is only 5
rounds old and I like to come home very hard in the back half of the season. Go well!

Sc_Wow

Yeah you too mate, not trying to rub anything in anyone’s face. I think anyone would be happy with a good start

TOPHAWK1

No dramas Wow. It will be a slugfest of a year. Love it. And go easy on Doncs. He tries very hard. He takes it all a bit to heart. Hehehe

Sc_Wow

Haha yep think I’ve learnt that. I only try to post my opinions so others can also read it.

TOPHAWK1

Stick to your guns Doncs.

theRealPod

Agree c'mon Donkers you're better than that

Russty_

Back on topic…if that's ok, what rank did you end up achieving this week Rocksta?…well done with the rank so far.

Rocksta

Hi Russty.

167, up from 446. Will be looking to make one upgrade this week. Was leaning towards bringing in Robbie Gray, but he is very expensive at present.

Russty_

Nice work Rocksta, really good improvement, right up there!..He's expensive now yes, but if he keeps pumping out those good scores, would deliver what you need to stay up in the ranks.

SC_Donkey

Deym! That's is awesome really hope that one in our community will win this year.
👍👍👍keep it up. Really wish you best of luck.

Sc_Wow

Nice rocksta you’re 18 points ahead of me, solid start. I brought in Robbie round 3 and have been loving it, he’s not going to be cheap for a while. Make sure you have the funds for it though and that it won’t slow you down too much in upgrading in other areas. We have to play it differently being at the top. Need to be a bit more aggressive

joe

h shaw and billings are a bit of a worry

Rocksta

Yea, and Petracca mate. Spending a lot of time in the midfield but just not getting it done.
Him missing this week has also forced me to reconsider my intended trades.

The Ranger

Nice one Rocksta! Good luck mate.
Take a good look at the bye rounds, it will be important you can field a good team thru each round.

Rocksta

Thankyou everybody for your support and kind wishes. As I said, I may very well be out of the running soon enough but really am enjoying the challenge at present. Every decision and choice of trade is amplified.
It is very early in the season and a lot of water to go under the bridge.
I wish all of you the best of luck as well. Please remember that the reason we all play this game is because we love it. That is reward enough.

Neverweaken

What to do with Buddy? Thinking he may miss a few weeks. But at least I know why hes been a spud
And concerns for Dusty. Was very proppy after his incident. With the short turn around I wouldnt be surprised if he missed a game.

AuroraBorealis?!

Par score? Scored 2246 which i feel will be par or slightly below. How did everyone else do this week?

KSinny

yeh i reckon 2200-2250 will be about par this week, pretty happy with 2346 myself.

AuroraBorealis?!

Nice score ksinny! That’ll Put you up the rankings I reckon

Russty_

Hey Aurora, I got 2233 and moved up 1738 spots so pretty happy with that, par must've been around 2200? or a bit less.

AuroraBorealis?!

Nice score Russty, yeah i reckon 2200 was probably about par.

ROBocop14

Anyone think Beams will come good?

r_calve

nope move him on to zach merret

ROBocop14

That's what I was thinking

FearTheBeard

Which 2 we taking lads. Higgins/Mirra/Guelfi?

TOPHAWK1

Hopefully all 3. Got Guelfi last night. I am a happy chappy 🙂

FearTheBeard

Don't have that luxury. Whom are top 2 priority ?

r_calve

higgins and guelfi

TOPHAWK1

Mirra and Higgins IMO. Mirra should be named again with Sicily missing. Some nice cash to me made there. Higgins was dynamic last night and should get plenty of games.

SteveC

I think JS is poor for Higgins. Mirra looks the most secure. I reckon they might persist with Guelfi also.

Derek

G-Langford JS is prob the best

Marty

Not sure of Mirra's job security. Higgins first and perhaps Guelfi. Depends on my team structure and team selections.

r_calve

mirra should stay, hawks didnt draft the 27 year old vfl captain to keep him in the vfl

Derek

Mirra will play this week because Sicily suspended.

Burgoyne back.

Shoenmaker should be ok, Langford and Whitecross to come in. Mirras place bit risky

Mike

Will josh kelly play this week

Ja191

brisbane at home, highely doubt they are risking him

Mystic Mac

You'd have to ask 66 mate..

r_calve

im getting rid of zorko, should i target an uber premo or should i go for a fallen premo that looks to be turning it up right about now like pendles or seb ross

thoughts please cos zorko is just awful and no longer deserves a spot in my team, already got zerrett and cogs

Ahmad rubas

SuperCoach updated I've gone up 10k places so I'm happy with that. How's everyone else going this week?

Russty_

Nice work there Ahmad..that's a huge jump up. I managed to move up a bit this week to just over 4000.

Ahmad rubas

its easy for huge jumps when your ranked 38k haha.
solid start to the season from you right up there

Russty_

You'll be right mate, just improve your side every week and things will improve, a lot of guys are like supernovas early to mid season, and then they fade, gotta play the long game and plan to have enough trades to contend in your leagues come finals time.
Either by building money now or rookies upgraded to keepers.
It's only early too remember, it's easy to jump up heaps in rank if you have a few good scores in a row.

Ahmad rubas

cheers russty first priority is bringing in titch when he bottoms out and dusty when he bottoms out after the jacobs tag then my team will be looking a lot stronger

Russty_

Don't wait too long on Titch, Dusty will probably have a few quieter games than him, which will make him more affordable.

alfred

2237 this week, been consistently moving up the ranks.. now at 10K.. annoyed that I had 3 players score 151, and my captain was dusty.. and Garlett on field

will

anybody know dangers b/e?

r_calve

pretty high by the looks of things, should probs wait maybe 2-3 more weeks, probs gonna downgrade holman and upgrade kelly to danger when the time comes

Sc_Wow

He could make that next week

HumanBob

154

BoltonsBlues

2280 with Dusty captain after changing it from Gawn about 10mins before the bounce 🙁
Need some help on who should I sacrifice to bring Mirra, Guefli/Higgins

Team is as follows, $56k, 26 trades left

Laird, Lloyd, Ryan, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cogs, Cripps, Kelly [Geelong] Holman, Coffield (Kelly [GWS] Banfield, Barry
Gawn NicNat
Gray, Henney, McClean, Tracca, Fisher, Waterman (Henry, Fristch)

Kelly doesn’t play again I can sacrifice him and either Murphy/Naughton/Fritsch and have 600k+ for double upgrade next week
Can take out Murphy and Fritsch and have about 150-200k for 1 upgrade next week
Can cull Naughton and Fritsch and have 260k for Danger next week
Also can trade Kelly (if not named) to Zerrit and downgrade Murphy/Naughton/Fritsch to any of the 3 bubble boys.

All comes down to who’s not selected/gets dropped this week though

r_calve

kelly to merret and murphy to mirra if murphy isnt named or if you want you can go fritsch to higgins or guelfi i think guelfi will get in the 70s consistently and higgins will have a few 90s but could go as low as the 20s with his roel, your chioce though

BoltonsBlues

Zerret was a thought, but even if he gets a 120 this week again, you can still pick him up for just over 500k, was more leaning to a double downgrade to get some bank up

Whitey

Could roll Finlayson into the mids and maybe go (maybe a little early but) Holman to Mirra.

Derek

If Kelly doesn’t play, I’d be tempted to get Danger,

Sc_Wow

209 overall, climbing every week. It’s time for the sooks to queit down. Hope everyone that goes out of their way to slam me is enjoying their rankings

For everyone that appreciates my input I’m here to stay.
Road to #1

Derek

Nice T.

Who have been your star PODs?

Sc_Wow

Yeah I’ve posted my team name enough haha. I’m sure you can find it

Sc_Wow

Robbie gray, McLean Oliver
And smart trades, bonner to Hurley was last weeks

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah wanted to do that one this week but worked out last week would probably be about $10k short

Sc_Wow

Doing it this week?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Sorrry was a bit more to that.
As it turned out with bonner just making his be and hurley going large i am now about $25k short.
So will have to grab hurley a bit down the track..

Derek

RGray was a good pick. You didn't start with him did you?
I remember OTW was all over him preseason and was getting no love

Mystic Mac

This is absolutely laughable now haha! Give it a rest mate

Sc_Wow

Great input Mac be sure to keep providing the community with your quality comments 👍🏼

Mystic Mac

will do champ, say hi to 66 for me 🙂

Sc_Wow

No worries I message him on Facebook now, was just at his place last night.
Do you guys not have mates?

Whatyasmokin

Wow and 66…….stop feeding them just post SC related fellas because you're just fuelling the fire. Anyone who trolls without an account isn't worthy of a reply. Simple.

Sc_Wow

Good point smokin, only replying to real ppl from now on

Russty_

Agree…I'm sick of all the arguing and negative shit lately, and it just drags on and on, let's just talk about Footy and Supercoach and if someone has an opinion different to yours or who comes across as rude via words on a screen, just ignore or deal with it by accepting, people are different.

Crowboy94

Hey Guys:

Time to trade Hibberd out unless someone can convince me otherwise.

Trade to either Simpson or Hurley.

Which one and why??

Thanks

Sc_Wow

I’d check with Donkey mate, I’ve posted my opinion but don’t consider it. Donkey knows best

Phil

I'd do it Crowboy, either one a good option. I'd throw Yeo into that mix as well.
Out of the 2 I'd go for Simpson just because he has a better bye round

Billy Brainless

Hibberd (BE 131) is out I'm done not letting him bleed any more cash, Bonner out as well.
IN Z.Merrett (BE 64) and Guelfi or Mirra and cash for an upgrade next week.

KSinny

Thoughts on Double downgrade Venables to Guelfi and Gartlett to Higgins leaving me with $339k in the bank?

Whitey

Looking at Guelfi closely but with Fantasia coming back, Hooker may go fwd again with them struggling to kick a score and take marks fwd so not sure about his JS.

Sc_Wow

Gulifi wasn’t playing fwd this week

Josh

Green and Begley injured, increasing his job security. Jackson Merrett will make way for Fantasia.

Russty_

I think Guelfi only came in initially because of Connor McBiter's indiscretion, but there are also injuries now, so he might be safe for awhile.

David C

Not worth trading Garlett, don't make enough cash to justify burning a trade.

TOPHAWK1

Kane (AFlogan) has slipped back to 36th pozzie. Time to trade. Back up!!

Phil

Almost impossible to split the 3 bubble boys I think, so I've split them into 3 categories and rated each one: Price, Job Security, Scoring Potential & Position.
Price: 3.Mirra 2.Guelfi. 1.Higgins
Job Security: 3.Mirra. 2.Guelfi. 1.Higgins
Scoring potential:. 3.Higgins. 2.Guelfi. 1.Mirra
Position:. 3.Higgins. 2.Mirra. 1.Guelfi
Total:. 9.Mirra. 8.Higgins. 7.Guelfi

Like I said it's close. I priotised Mirra over Guelfi in Position purely because my team needs a Defender more. Swap them around and it's a 3-way tie. Obviously Higgins has the best Position because duel.

Derek

I’m expecting G-Langdon to play this week, even though I traded him to Ryan, I’ll be looking at him. Good JS

I would put Higgins ahead of the other two because he is better and because he has DPP

DavidSA

F

BlueBaggerJosh

This week
Bonner-Mirra
Garlett-Deledio

next week ill hope holmans price rise eclipses merrett's and i can bring him in after downgrading Fritsch (hopefully higgins or Guelfi are rested)

Whitey

Deledio is risky, may pay off but can see him getting injured or being rested a couple of times this year.

BlueBaggerJosh

absolutely see where you are coming from, he is the only trade in that allows me enough cash for merrett though.

Derek

Delidio is not a top 8 forward, is not a cash cow and won’t play every week.

BlueBaggerJosh

ok, deledio and merrett or zorko and Acres?

SC_Sixty6

Lol Deledio

TRIGGA_HAPPY

So slowly making a move up the rankings.
Punched out another score over 2300 to move up 3000 spots to sit just outside the top 1000.
400 off the lead so figure may as well keep pushing.
So Q this week do I bring in Zerrett or the best fwd in Gray?

Options:
1. banfield to zerrett. This puts holman on the bench. Bundy at F6.
2. Holman to zerrett. (I reckon holman can continue to score well up till his bye so would prefer option 1)
3. Bundy to Gray. Holman M8.

Does mean i miss out on one of the fwd rooks but think I will grab Mirra.

Thinking Gray.
I know he has his bye rd 10 but some good rooks showing up lately that should be able to cover him.

Derek

Nice rank Trigga. I didn’t fair that well, another week of falling rankings, wrong side of 7k now.

Gray has let us all know that he will be a top 6 forward, meaning we must get him.if you don’t mind paying over $560k, get him now.

TommyC99

Port playing North. Wouldn’t be surprised if Jacobs goes to Gray

DavidSA

Gotta stay within 500 pts of the lead half way through to stand a chance. Wish you all the best luck mate

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Thanks.
Figure may as well keep pushing for now.
If i cop an injury or some other mayhem that means i fall off the pace then back to a leagues focus.

Swans2012

Nice work trig, gray seems like the most rewarding option to me, I bought him in a few weeks ago and am obviously happy, zerrett next week if you can muster the cash. Even if Jacobs goes to gray he can be damaging forward….and Holman and banfield can wait. All good options though if you wanted to save some cash….

Beezneez

I was going to trade Billings for Gray last week but didn't. However, allowed me to trade Fritsch to Guelfi on Tuesday so i didn't have to take Garlett's measly 21. Still scored 2439 without the extra from Gray's score cos made it up with Guelfi over Garlett (almost). I'm definitely trading in Gray this week as I have to bench Sicily. However, I am very wary of Jacobs getting the tag on Gray (hope he goes to Wines).

albert

I already have Hurley in DEF and Smith in FWD from Essendon..

zerrett is so tempting this week, I had him in my midfield last year and he had great output.. is it too much to have all three..

also don't have danger, titch or Clayton Oliver yet.. meaning that if I get in zerrett I won't be picking up Oliver this year..

thoughts?

Holty01

It shouldn't matter albert. All that should matter is the rd13 bye. They should all be one of the best scorers in their respective positions.
It is just like saying dont pick all of Jelwood Danger Menegola because they all play in the same team.
In the end, if Merrett gets back to last years form he is definately value for money

Whitey

I think by the end of the year Smith will need to be upgraded anyway, so don't see an issue with having all 3 for now.

Derek

Merrett is very good value

JugHead

Has to be some risk of late outs next round from soreness. We need to allow for it. I'll probably leave my trading as late as possible this week. Also might trade out a rookie who hasnt been playing eg Barry rather than a warm body.

Cam

Good thinking, will hold trades till mid round too

Beezneez

Adelaide Advertiser says Barry may be a possible in this week.

ATeam12345

Lambert or Delidio

JugHead

Hmmmmm…. I'm thinking neither. Genuine fallen premo or rookie. I can see the attraction with Deledio but its high risk IMO

Whitey

Can see Lids getting injured or at least rested a couple of times this year. Don't think Lambert is the worst option ever but also IMO won't be top 6 at the end of the year. Who are you other fwds?

ATeam12345

Gray, Heeney, Smith, Taranto, Henry Garlett.
Need forward upgrade.
Billings or Dahl I can afford, pretty much up to 480k

Ja191

pick up sicily next week.

Derek

Uh oh. I knew people would start thinking about Delidio

Whatyasmokin

People were talking about Kent. God's beat them down swiftly lol.

Reg

Need serious help with what to do with Zorko. The guy is a genuine shunt! Do I go zorko to Zerret ot zorko to Martin

DavidSA

Have to go to a fallen premium like Merrett otherwise you're cashing in a lose

Hayden

Downgrade Bonner to Mirra, then I'd have to upgrade either Holman or Fogarty to Z Merrett. Should I pull the trigger on this? Or would I be better off downgrading Garlett or Barry to Guelfi/Higgins (via some DPP). Don't want to let cheap Merrett slip but I've gotta keep generating cash. Still have Giles-Langdon, Murphy, Barry and Olango all 0. Any guidance would be appreciated!

Ja191

I'm in a similar predicament but are you sure you would be trading out fogarty? he's got a -12 breakeven coming off a 89 and a 3-round average of 74 with 2 home games coming up. I'm personally leaning towards the bonner-mirra with bonner scoring similar to rookies myaswell play one of them and let them fatten up and trade to a premo defender later on

gator59

Will Jacobs tag Robbie Gray next week

Ando

You'd think so

Holty01

Jacobs runs solely through the midfield so wouldnt be surprised if he goes to Wines as Grey spends time in the forward line.

Sc_Wow

You watched the last two port games?

Holty01

I watched the last game. Why is that?

Sc_Wow

He’s been spending a lot of time in the mids

Holty01

He has been spending a lot of time in the mids. But if the best tagger in the comp goes to Grey, i would imagine if you were a half decent coach, you would rotate him more forward as we all know Grey is a very dangerous forward.

joe

no they will push gray fwd if it does

NoLanguage

He will go to Gray

Jeffrey

Bonner to Zerrett and Venables to Guelfi

Thought?

Cam

I like it

murray

do it

SC_Sixty6

Brockers Boys is in 'last minute rags' and is ranked #33. Solid Stacey! Too bad she never posts any comments. Keep it up!

Russty_

Maybe drop them a note in the Chat section in the league 66, yeah agree, she's/he's had a very solid side right from the start.

Andrew

Zorko to Zerrett? I’ve held him as long as I could but the gods haven’t been kind

r_calve

yes, definately yes

DavidSA

Mundy flying under the radar 2.4% ownership last 4 weeks 124, 106, 105, 104

Davo

Haha wish those scores were going the other way

DavidSA

I was rank 127 after round 14 in 2015 and never made comments about placings because a bad week in SuperCoach will humble anyone in the top 500 let alone the top 50. I finished 833rd in 2015 after 527th in 2014 and have not been in the top 1k since

DavidSA

Wrong reply section disregard this reply

r_calve

im getting rid of zorko, should i target an uber premo or should i go for a fallen premo that looks to be turning it up right about now like pendles or seb ross

thoughts please cos zorko is just awful and no longer deserves a spot in my team

Cam

Zach merret for me

Sc_Wow

Go for a top 10 guy or don’t bother

Cam

Don't think zerrett can clinch w top 10 spot?

I think from here on out can be top 8-15 so worth the punt at his price

Sc_Wow

Yeah he can be wouldn’t look at Ross

Trades

Naughton to Mirra
Garlett to McLean ?

Cam

Maybe go garlett to one of higgins / guelfi as both look like good rookie options and McLeans be is over 100 i think so can afford to get him in later round

TOPHAWK1

Is Naughton your worst performing rookie? Do you have Bonner? Naughton has a BE of just 7, thus he will make a fair bit more cash. I have Naughton and Bonner who has a BE of 63. Bonner is getting punted out of my side for Mirra.

I am probably going to punt Christensen and get McLean this week as well.

Decent trades though. Mirra is a must have and McLean will solidify my forward line. Next week Oliver!!

Trades

Not worst but I'm not going to trade Murphy for 50k and he should play again soon. Mirra just seems to have the best js out of the 3 rooks. McLean will towel it up next week and make his be. My forward line sucks so need that upgrade.

Simo

Naughton still got cash to make, & Mirra not going to avg any higher that Naughton I don't think.

KSinny

Does Garlett need to go after that 21? What is his BE

TRIGGA_HAPPY

32

Simo

His BE is 'only' 32. I'll be holding him i think.

Andrew

32 seems even a bit of a stretch for him to get

Crowboy94

Nope I'm getting rid of him. Guelfi in

Derek

if he is named, you hold him

Sc_Wow

Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s dropped. He was terrible

Simo

Anyone else jumping on Jack Higgins this week? What's his JS like?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Apparently about 7,000 people so far.

TOPHAWK1

Definately!! I am kinda hoping he gets rested this week though. I can then grab Mirra and do a forward line upgrade. Then the week after snap up Higgins and another upgrade. If Higgins is named, then getting BOTH Mirra and Higgins in. The upgrades will be pushed back one week. Cheers mate.

Whatyasmokin

No doubt. Locked in.

Simo

For anyone 50/50 on MIrra, why not let him pass this week & have another look at Duman this week instead?

Cam

Great call simo

Beezneez

+1

David C

Tom Cole as well. A little more expensive but almost tonned up.

KSinny

Looks like Yeo will be tagging Fyfe this week.

BrownlowBoy

Left a stain last time he was on tagging duties. Negative points for majority of the game.

KSinny

Luckily I don't have him so maybe he'll drop in price a bit more after this week.

BrownlowBoy

Has a low break even this week. Perfect time to jump on.

Sc_Wow

Says who

KSinny

It's on the AFL app

Sc_Wow

Nice just had a look, think he went big last time he played that role on Fyfe. 140-150

theRealPod

Yeah he smashed Fyfe last time, was going VC Danger into Fyfe C but that's got to change now.

joe

banfield might have a say on that

Sc_Wow

A tagger is going to tag another tagger you think? Geeez I’ve heard it all

Greg

Likely Bonner to Mirra (allowing me to start Murray) and then Venables to Guelfi / Higgins for me this week, building a nice bank to make some upgrades the following week.

Concerned about Guelfi and Higgins being picked given 4 and 5 day breaks though…

Doc_1

With a bit of luck one of Guelfi/Higgins will be rested/managed for a week which would allow bringing in both and kirra

Doc_1

*mirra

Doc_1

Where is mark o’connor ????
Have I missed an injury or club imposed suspension or something. Not appearing on the official injury list but not even on the emergency list last few weeks despite 1 reasonable game and multiple cat injuries??

BrownlowBoy

He's not good enough.

inNout

What happened to fritsch ?

KSinny

He got dropped

TheGreatBozza

End of the day it us up to each individual to make a call on their own team. Lot of people are in here posting good advice so it up to each person to use that information to make a good call.

I've copped some flack on this site for my team (it's all in good fun though) but I'm happy to say I'm ranked around 1500, and I've been disappointed in my team! Let's use the site to share some good ideas and start a conversation. I like that

JugHead

Agree. And the conversation is what gets your brain thinking over the different angles to a situation. Rarely is a view 100 percent right or wrong, its how you view risk vs reward and how a particular trade suits your overall strategy.

DavidSA

I don't trust SC_Wow or SC_sixty6 anymore
Twice now my name has been used to make comments against them to make it look like I'm fighting them in comments. I bet they do it with other names too, not coming back here wish you all the best to those who are honest contributors to the game and site.

We all have a choice and nothing is keeping me here.
Hope SC_Wow keeps posting his rank every week because he will bottle it 100%

Sc_Wow

Mate I never make any other accounts, you can even check this with admins. I wouldn’t be surprised if others are doing it though. I’m not here to fight, I post my opinion and people have asked for rank so now I’m posting that too.

joe

your sides crap