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Any fellow Bombers supporters go to the game yesterday? That was so tragic. Lucky I was full to the brim with Carlton Draught, because otherwise I’m not sure how well I would have coped with it. And to think I was secretly hoping for a top 4 berth… But enough about the Bombers, let’s focus on Supercoach!

For me personally, there is a lot more success happening in Supercoach than there is being a Bombers supporter. Apart from Michael Hibberd confirming rumours that he is in fact 2018’s Heath Shaw, we have a lot of positives, especially if you started with Brodie Grundy, who is, to use Jock’s words, a monolithic beast.

Bailey Fritsch was a late out, which saw many coaches, myself included, cop a donut in their forward lines. Kreuzer didn’t play, and neither did Kelly, but the biggest worry for me (not really Supercoach relevant) was Josh Begley doing his knee. I love that kid, and I’ve sent him a box of cookies and racehorse-grade steroids with a note wishing him a quick recovery.

In leagues, Damo and I go head-to-head for the first time this week, and I’ve been waking up in feverish sweats just thinking about it. I’m hoping for a miracle, and if I get one, you can be sure Damo won’t ever hear the end of it, no matter how many thousand ranks he is ahead of me. At least I’ve got nothing to lose!

Top 10 Supercoach Scores

  1. Sebastian Ross – 160 (10 points)
  2. Brett Deledio – 153 (9 points)
  3. Nat Fyfe – 151 (8 points)
  4. Max Gawn – 151 (8 points)
  5. Patrick Cripps – 151 (8 points)
  6. Kade Simpson – 142 (5 points)
  7. Robbie Gray – 137 (4 points)
  8. Patrick Dangerfield – 135 (3 points)
  9. Ben Cunnington – 135 (3 points)
  10. Harris Andrews – 130 (1 point)


  1. Tom Mitchell – 20
  2. Nat Fyfe – 18
  3. Dustin Martin – 16
  4. Kade Simpson – 13
  5. Brodie Grundy – 12
  6. Robbie Gray – 11
  7. Max Gawn – 11
  8. Lance Franklin – 10
  9. Tom J Lynch – 10
  10. Jarrod Lyons – 10
  11. Sebastian Ross – 10
  12. Brandon Parfitt – 10

The immortal one, Patrick Dangerfield, has finally received ranking points! Not enough to get him even close to the leaderboard, but it’s a start. Nat Fyfe has become the first player to score in the top 3 in separate weeks, and Simpson and Gawn have both re-appeared on the leaderboard after strong round 1 performances. Buddy Franklin will most likely exit the leaderboard after this week, due to being injured and missing the clash against Geelong. All I can smell is a tasty upgrade in two weeks. Mmmm, fallen premos….

Captain Choices

Western Bulldogs vs Carlton

Friday 27 April 7:50PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Western Bulldogs 12.10.82 def. Carlton 9.8.62

Top 5 Scores: J Macrae 124, M Kreuzer 120, M Bontempelli 120, T McLean 115, M Wallis 110

This is sort of a tricky one. Do you VC Bontempelli or Macrae because of how terrible Carlton is, or do you VC Cripps or Simpson because of how terrible the Bulldogs are? Which team is more terrible? I think if I had to choose, I would VC Cripps, due to his excellent start to the year, and he doesn’t seem to be effected too much whether or not Carlton win or lose. Then again, their recent win history isn’t a very large sample size to go by.

Geelong vs Sydney

Saturday 28 April 1:45PM – GMHBA

Last time they met: Sydney 16.11.107 def. Geelong 8.13.61

Top 5 Scores: L Parker 134, M Duncan 132, Z Smith 119, S Menegola 113, J McVeigh 113

Mitch Duncan has been seriously underwhelming this year, with only the one ton and scoring at less than 1 PPM. But cast your mind back to September last year. Geelong vs Sydney in the Semi Final. Mitch Duncan was unreal. 36 disposals, 14 marks, and 2 goals for 144 Supercoach points. I’m putting the VC on him, I have a feeling he’s going to bounch back in a big way. If you have him, I encourage you to follow suit, because at least then if he’s a flop, we all go down together.

Lance Franklin is out, so the Swans midfielders may struggle to have Effective Kicks Inside 50 due to the lack of forward options, so I wouldn’t put the VC on Kennedy or Parker. Patrick Dangerfield’s an option, but hey, Patrick Dangerfield’s always an option.

North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Saturday 28 April 2:10PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Port Adelaide 19.13.127 def. North Melbourne 8.9.57

Top 5 Scores: C Wingard 157, B Ebert 148, B Cunnington 137, S Gray 126, O Wines 118

North Melbourne? 3 wins? Surely I’m not reading the ladder correctly. It’s kind of embarrassing that they sit higher on the ladder than Essendon, especially considering how much I dish out about how terrible they are. If they can continue this form, possibly consider Ben Cunnington, who was heroic in North Melbourne’s 70-point loss to Port last time these two met. However, I still think Port Adelaide will be too good, so consider Robbie Gray for VC duties. This year he’s averaging 124, and coming off scores of 137 and 145. Despite the Ben Jacobs tag, Gray has the option many don’t, which includes isolating him one-on-one in the square and taking control. Port will get it in there enough that Robbie could end up with six.

Greater Western Sydney vs Brisbane

Saturday 28 April 4:35PM – Spotless Stadium

Last time they met: GWS 22.14.146 def. Brisbane 12.14.86

Top 5 Scores: J Patton 156, D Shiel 143, J Cameron 133, S Martin 128, T Greene 127

Stephen Coniglio is the real deal and by gosh I wish I picked him. Another stroke of genius from Damo. Coniglio is averaging 124 so far this year, and his last two scores against Brisbane have been 139 and 122. He tears them apart, and let’s be honest, Brisbane are hardly on the way up. Lock him in absolutely, he won’t disappoint.

Hawthorn vs St Kilda

Saturday 28 April 7:25PM – UTAS Stadium

Last time they met: St Kilda 19.16.130 def. Hawthorn 8.7.55

Top 5 Scores: D Roberton 149, B McEvoy 125, T Mitchell 117, J Steele 116, N Riewoldt 113

Last time these teams met, the Saints absolutely thumped the Hawks. I wouldn’t expect a repeat. What I would expect, however, is that Tom Mitchell single-handedly dismantles St Kilda with 40+ disposals and 130+ Supercoach points. He’s had two sub-par games in a row, but I think he will turn it around. If you don’t agree, possibly consider Ben McEvoy. Playing over in Tassie, he will dominate in the ruck, seeing as St Kilda are having to field twos players in the ruck based purely on height. I wouldn’t be surprised to see McEvoy with 50+ hitouts and 20+ HOA. Jump on him for VC.

Adelaide vs Gold Coast

Saturday 28 April 8:10PM – Adelaide Oval

Last time they met: Adelaide 23.15.153 def. Gold Coast 13.8.86

Top 5 Scores: R Sloane 139, M Crouch 124, R Laird 121, B Crouch 118, M Barlow 112

Matt Crouch is back this week, which is a huge relief for Crows fans. I wouldn’t be captaining him, though, give him a bit of time to work back into it. Michael Barlow is back as well, but unlike Crouch, I would consider giving him captaincy duties. He averages 118.9 against the Crows, who are his favourite team, and he’s been killing it in the NEAFL. Barlow may be rusty, but if he comes out in his usual fashion he’ll be a good Vice Captain, especially if he plays a bunch of midfield time.

Essendon vs Melbourne

Sunday 29 April 1:10PM – Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Melbourne 17.10.112 def. Essendon 10.14.74

Top 5 Scores: B Goddard 116, C Pederson 114, M Hurley 109, C Oliver 108, J Watts 105

The battle of the extreme disappointments. Both teams have not come even close to what was expected of them in the preseason, with only 2 wins apiece thus far. One of these teams will be 2-4 this time next week, and it will be very hard to come back from that. But who to pick for captain? Clayton Oliver is averaging 115.2 this year, and has only dropped below 100 once, when he was tagged by Ben Jacobs, so should be a worthwhile captain pick.

I personally wouldn’t pick Max Gawn, because while I think he will easily beat Bellchambers in the ruck, he won’t dominate him like he has his other opponents. Bellchambers has been rested, with Matthew Luenberger taking his place. Gawn is now an excellent option. Zach Merrett is starting to get into some form, but he doesn’t historically score too well against the Dees, so I think Oliver is the best choice for this game.

Collingwood vs Richmond

Sunday 29 April 3:20PM – MCG

Last time they met: Richmond 14.15.99 def. Collingwood 11.14.80

Top 5 Scores: B Grundy 135, T Cotchin 135, T Nankervis 124, W Hoskin-Elliott 120, S Pendlebury 120

Brodie Grundy is a seriously hot pie right now. He’s the top scoring Supercoach player this year, with an average of 128.4 and a 3-round average against the Tigers of 112.7. Ivan Soldo has also been named this week, which could signify Toby Nankervis being rested or the two sharing ruck duties. Either way, lock him in as captain. He will crush it. If you don’t have him, perhaps consider Dustin Martin. Dusty has averaged 125 in his last 3 encounters with Collingwood, and loves the MCG. My head thinks he will kill it, but my heart hopes he won’t. I need to get that little edge over Damo, so feel free to rotate onto the bench from Full Back, Dusty!

Fremantle vs West Coast

Sunday 29 April 4:40PM – Optus Stadium

Last time they met: West Coast 11.8.74 def. Fremantle 5.14.44

Top 5 Scores: S Hurn 165, L Duggan 129, N Fyfe 126, C Blakely 121, J Redden 114

Nat Fyfe is just another level. What an absolute spectacle to behold he is, and everyone who traded him out after round 1 will be kicking themselves now. He’s a perma-captain week in, week out, and he may be even more dangerous against the Eagles considering the loss of Priddus and Mitchell. Otherwise, another good pick could be Nic Naitanui. He is significantly shorter than Aaron Sandilands, but one is incredibly athletic and the other is a lanky goofball. Need I tell you who is who? Naitanui should score 120+.

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


  1. Brodie Grundy
  2. Ben McEvoy
  3. Tom Mitchell
  4. Mitch Duncan
  5. Dustin Martin
  6. Robbie Gray
  7. Stephen Coniglio
  8. Michael Barlow

The Cheat Sheet

What a week! Let’s not do that again for another 12 months. You’ll notice a few things, like I have only 2 squares in the ruck section, well let me tell you why; Most people know, or have a plan for their ruck department, so there is no point me really telling you anything unless someone snaps in half.
In place of the final two squares, I have brought in my Friday Night Jinx. As long as there have been a Friday night fixture, I have no tipped the winning team in a long, long time. If I jinx your team, I am sorry, if I make your team win, you’re welcome. You will also find my other tips for the round on the cheat sheet as well.

Without further ado, here is the cheat sheet! Happy SuperCoaching!

What are your moves this week, community? Who are you making captain?

Categories: Supercoach


Harry · 26/04/2018 at 21:41

Billings -> Deledio – dumb idea?

Also if you could only get one of Mirra, Guelfi and J Higgins, who would you choose? Cheers boys, love the work.

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:10

    Very dumb, chasing last weeks points.
    Depends who you would downgrade, Guelfi best option if you need a fwd rookie, Higgins best option if you need a mid rookie, Mirra if you need a def rookie.

    Tyruddanaut · 27/04/2018 at 06:29

    Very high risk, very high reward. Supercoach is a game of luck sometimes

      Blaknight · 27/04/2018 at 16:56

      Ive gone the Deledio route this week also. Very high gamble however he has a very low BE -26 and is currently averaging 91.6. Projected to make +$54.9k.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 28/04/2018 at 05:16

    yep lids looks fit

    Westy · 29/04/2018 at 10:47

    Hope you did this. Billings 47 points this week. Deledio 111 points. Based on previous and current form, I'd give this 2 thumbs up.

    I need to do something similar with Hibberd into Hurley, Yeo or Simpson.

    Did Zorko to Macrae last week – thank goodness.

Hoot · 26/04/2018 at 21:43

Go Blues!

    Sc_Wow · 27/04/2018 at 08:48

    Poor fella

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:21

    Charlie to kick 10

Wood · 26/04/2018 at 21:56

What's the go with this Toby Greene character? Killing me this kid. Do I just chop him or what ?

    Russty_ · 26/04/2018 at 21:58

    He has an injured Foot, maybe trade him for someone without an injured Foot.

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 22:59

    By-product of no pre-season. Useful upgrade post bye

Russty_ · 26/04/2018 at 21:57

Be interesting to see if McInerney's inclusion this week affects Martin's output in any way,

    Sc_Wow · 26/04/2018 at 22:46

    I’ll be watching that too. I hope not

StevoRivo · 26/04/2018 at 22:19

Not critical to trade but maybe an opportunity to beef up the forward line and seeing Acres an interesting POD. 27 trades & $243k.

Murphy & Fritsch to Mirra & Acres?

    StevoRivo · 27/04/2018 at 07:41

    Any thoughts on the above Community?

      redherringfc · 27/04/2018 at 08:34

      Mirra might struggle to hold his place.

      I think Acres will be inconsistent and fade as the year goes on.

        StevoRivo · 27/04/2018 at 08:50

        Maybe. It’s one of those sliding door trades, could be boom or bust. Mirra would be a bench option for now, Acres a punt for F6. Like his DPP also.

Corey · 26/04/2018 at 22:28

Hi Community,
With Nic Nat on the up and the Nank struggling with now sharing the ruck role this week is it time to go to Nic Nat?! Gives me one less player with the round 14 bye……

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 22:54

    Whose Nank sharing the ruck with? DIdn't realise RIchmond play 2 designated rucks

      Ja191 · 26/04/2018 at 22:58

      soldo if he’s named

        Corey · 27/04/2018 at 07:35

        yeah Soldo was named this week

          Jazz · 27/04/2018 at 10:40

          Soldo emergency

      SC_Sixty6 · 27/04/2018 at 08:09

      You must have alot of time on your hands flog. Get a life

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 13:32

    Nank produced 124 points last time they played the Pies.

Tom · 26/04/2018 at 22:35

Which option pls guys, already doing Ryan – Guelfi
1. Garlett – Mirra (findlayson into mids, but have to play 2 rookies onfield in fwds when tracca comes back)
2. Garlett – Higgins (DPP is very appealing)
3. Garlett – ZGL (Tracca to mids, pushes Banfield to the bench once tracca is back
4. Can hold this second trade if fristch plays, but will have no cover if late out

    Tyruddanaut · 27/04/2018 at 06:32

    Mirra is by far the best prospect of those three. Second best JS next to Langdon but his scoring potential is that much higher. Higgins will struggle to make games and you will face a donut some weeks without cover

      Tom · 27/04/2018 at 07:03

      Cheers mate! Yeah is my preferred choice atm but will he keep his spot when Sicily is back is the question?

        The Ranger · 27/04/2018 at 07:38

        That's my worry Tom, it's not the time to be bringing in rooks that don't have good JS.
        Any Hawks fans have an opinion on Mirra?

          Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:32

          I’d be worried about Mirra holding place. Sicily has to come back next week, Shiel and Shoenmakers should be right next week and there are guys like Whitecross, Glass and Brand looking for a game.

          I’m also a bit worried about his ribs after being pushed into the fence. They say he is ok but I don’t believe them.

          But $102k playing rookies don’t come along too often.

            The Ranger · 27/04/2018 at 10:08

            I've been weighing it up all week and I think I'm going to let him go Derek.
            He's really tempting at that price but I do worry that he'll be out next week when Sicily comes back.
            And I don't need to trade, I'd be going early on Naughton who's only made me 80K so far.

              Beezneez · 27/04/2018 at 11:53

              Naughton predicted $276K next week and Duman and Cole will be on the bubble.

                The Ranger · 27/04/2018 at 12:05

                Def keeping an eye on Cole

              Derek · 27/04/2018 at 12:05

              if Murphy had played the last couple of weeks and was close to max price it would be easy trade. but holding murphy and also having Mirra is a worry for bench cover

            theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 13:25

            Or if Mirra plays a top game and shuts down a top fwd he'll keep his spot in the side.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 28/04/2018 at 05:20

    higgins might get rested but 5g in 2 games, 3g 8tackles vs dees, richmond on top of ladder be keen to get games into him should have solid JS

Borko · 26/04/2018 at 22:50

Is Parker to Cripps too sideways? Was tossing them before the season as my 'value' midfield keeper and went with Parker. Feels like Cripps will most likely be a top 8-12 mid while parker seems a way off this level … think I'm gonna. do it! Suits my bye structure too!

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 22:52

    Waste of a trade! Cripps looks to be better pick then Parker but focus on upgrading rookies, not trading out healthy premiums.

      SC_Sixty6 · 27/04/2018 at 08:52


        Jono · 27/04/2018 at 11:13

        Who should I c and vc this week??

        theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:21

        Maybe he's a fan

        SC_Sixty6 · 27/04/2018 at 19:32

        Im seeing double…..
        or is it triple?
        Whats wrong with my eyes??

        joe · 29/04/2018 at 23:15

        Yet more informative than you.

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:23

    I think if you look up the definition of a sideways trade, it might give Parker to Cripps as an example.

    Upgrade a rookie to Cripps

    Whatyasmokin · 28/04/2018 at 15:39

    Would only do it if having a stellar season in regards to injuries and not picking duds. Would also give Parker more time to prove himself.

El Diablo · 26/04/2018 at 22:52

Hi Community,

Thinning of skipping on Merret for now and trading Naughton to Mirra and Garlett to Gray? I have petracca also, Langdon and fritch on the bench. Do you think I should go for this or merret?

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:02

    Be mindful of the round 9 bye and if you have cover for Gray. Also plays North / Jacobs this week which could see him tagged / play predominately fwd.

      Hoot · 26/04/2018 at 23:11

      Agree. Im waiting on Gray for that reason. He typically has a very high StdDev.

      Yeo looks good. Garlett to Yeo ?

        SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:22

        Good trade. Great time to pick Yeo up, won't get him any cheaper with that 27 out of his price calculation. Should be a top 6 defender.

      SC_Sixty6 · 27/04/2018 at 08:51

      It's rd 10 bye you idiot

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:20

    Gray is very tempting, but also expensive and really is the ideal round 11 upgrade (as well as Ryder).

    There will be another chance to get him. He might even get the Jacobs tag this week.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 26/04/2018 at 23:06

Post – surely big Maxy would have to be one of the top 3 capt choices this week with bellchambers out? Even with bellchambers in.

Goldy scored over 200 against the bombers could history repeat?

Depending on teams but likely going danger into gawn.

    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:13

    Agree! I'm going Gawn VC, either Fyfe or Dusty C if needed

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 26/04/2018 at 23:16

      Have to be on your game on Sunday 🙈

        Derek · 27/04/2018 at 12:02

        i'd go VC Gawn into Fyfe

          theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:18

          Derek you have to get Danger, remembet Doch?

Jono · 26/04/2018 at 23:07

Hey Jock, great article mate my team is starting to get very solid!! It consists of

Defenders; Yeo,Hurley,Laird,Doedee,Murray and Finlayson (Naughton and Redman)

Danger,Fyfe,Mitchell,Dusty,T.KellyCoffield,Holman and Banfield (Garlett,Barry,England)

Gawn and Nic Nat (Cameron)

Walters,Robinson,Billings,Stephenson, Rayner and Crowden. (Buddy and Fritsch)!

I have made one trade this week so far and that is Yeo in Hibberd out!!

I scored 2,118!
Let me know ya thoughts who I should have as captain and vice captain for this week’s games!!
24 trades left and $534.5k in the bank!!


    SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:18

    I would use your bank and upgrade Garlett or England (whoever that is) to either Oliver or Heeney. Depends what position you want to strengthen.

      Jono · 26/04/2018 at 23:21

      Yeah but then if I trade in any of them I have to put a good scoring rookie on the bench!!

        SC_Sixty_6 · 26/04/2018 at 23:57

        Rayner, Crowden, Banfield, Coffield are all great scorers… wouldn't want to miss out and have their scores on the bench

Dave · 27/04/2018 at 00:02

Who to get rid of out of franklin, greene and petracca?
And who should i get in? McLean, gray, heeney or walters?

Leaning towards Heeney (mclean and walters have high BE, and look to get gray after his bye?)

    SC_Sixty_6 · 27/04/2018 at 00:07

    I'd keep Petracca out of those 3. Looks the most likely to return next week. Buddy or Greene is a hard call to make.

    Heeney is a must have! Gray perfect upgrade after his bye.

      Dave · 27/04/2018 at 01:53

      Especially not knowing how long bud and Greene could be out for. Is trading both an option? Feels a bit sideways to me at this point…

        Maverick_ · 27/04/2018 at 06:10

        Maybe flick buddy. He is the most likely to give you a rollercoaster score and will drop in price soon enough.

don jon · 27/04/2018 at 00:02

hibbo to mirra, leaving me enough dosh so i can go naughton to yeo and kelly to danger next week?

Doc · 27/04/2018 at 00:33

Trade or hold Greene? Thinking of downgrading both him and Hibberd to ZGL and Mirra leaving me a bit over 800k for Brayshaw/Garlett to Oliver or Naughton to Simmo next week. Already got Danger and looking at Gray after his bye.

liamphillips35 · 27/04/2018 at 02:12

Is Tom Mitchell really that much better than jack macrae when they hit the same price?

    Tyruddanaut · 27/04/2018 at 06:34


Goose · 27/04/2018 at 06:04

Having kept Josh Kelly for the last two weeks, do I now trade him this week after not playing again? Would like to know if he plays next round. Thinking making some cash and bringing in Merrett. Advice please

    Ja191 · 27/04/2018 at 06:32

    If you’ve kept him this long you have to keep him. He will play next week. He’s been fit enough to play just they have chosen to rest him with easy games so that he gets a better run later on

Maverick_ · 27/04/2018 at 06:14

Garlett to guelfi? I lose my DPP but he must have far better JS than Higgins?
Also should my second trade be:
A) hibberd to yeo/Simpson
B) hibberd to mirra (bonner be D2 for this game week)
C) goldy to nicnat

Cheers community
VC danger into Gawn for me.

    Tyruddanaut · 27/04/2018 at 06:33

    It’s what I am doing

    Oh…. and Yeo is quite a nice pick

Luke · 27/04/2018 at 06:57

Thoughts on Hibberd to Dangerfield Via DPP leaving me with 250k? Pull the trigger community ?

    The Ranger · 27/04/2018 at 07:37

    No brainer Luke. Do it.

      theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:22


Freddy · 27/04/2018 at 08:13

Thoughts on Mirra’s JS? Feel like it’s a bit shaky

    Ja191 · 27/04/2018 at 08:30

    I rate them as guelfi just over mirra and Higgins last. Mirra could easily cement himself there if he strings some good games together

    StevoRivo · 27/04/2018 at 08:32

    Selected at CHB. Mature age. Better JS than the other bubble rooks this week.

      BadgerHoney7 · 27/04/2018 at 09:25

      Sicily back next week, who goes out him or Burton, not very safe tbh.

Manaray · 27/04/2018 at 08:24

Guelfi is SCed as a fwd, named as a fwd but does he play on the backline? As a Bomber supporter I’m interested.

    nankthetank · 27/04/2018 at 08:58

    He spent a bit of time on the wing too, SC can only go from what they know pre season, so if a team plays someone out of position there's nothing that can be done

StevoRivo · 27/04/2018 at 08:36

Anyone considering Blake Acres as a POD? Will he hold on & finish top 6 or just a flash in form?

    BockChoy · 27/04/2018 at 12:58

    I don't know about top 6 but this is a solid selection if your structure needs a DPP.

Kym · 27/04/2018 at 08:36

Deciding either Guelfi or Langdon in for Garlett? Opinions please.

    Simo · 27/04/2018 at 08:41

    I'm pondering the exact same thing, and am leaning towards Langdon

Doc · 27/04/2018 at 08:55

Hibberd to Yeo and Garlett to Mirra via Finlayson DPP? Leaves $137k in the bank.

Josh · 27/04/2018 at 09:03

Really torn on what to do with Franklin. I'm thinking he'll miss at least two weeks, but maybe 3. While I'm not getting a donut I've got a pretty average rookie on the ground. What's everyone else doing with him?

nick · 27/04/2018 at 09:07

Hi Community,
What are peoples thoughts that Bonner will be Ports go to rebounder know that Harlett did his ACL?

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 10:04

    i was surprised Pittard didn't get named this week. he must be very close

      Jace · 27/04/2018 at 14:47

      Pittard played for the Port Magpies on Anzac day so he'll probably be back next week

Warblegarble · 27/04/2018 at 09:09

DEF – Laird, Hibberd, Finlayson, Bonner, Doedee, Murray (Coffield, Murphy)

MID – Dangerfield, Mitchell, Fyfe, Martin, Macrae, Cripps, Kelly, Banfield (Holman, Dow, Barry)

RUC – Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)

FWD – Heeney, McLean, Petracca, Henry, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon (Sicily, Keeffe)

24 trades, $180,600 bank.

– How should I cover Petracca?
– Best options for Hibberd?

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 10:03

    Banfield to Guelfi

    this will also allow to you sort out your swing sets better.

    trade out Banfield (or Holman) Swiing Coffield to mids, swing Keeffe to defence and trade in Guelfi.

    This gives you a Def/Fwd swing with Sicily & keeffe and a Def/Mid swing via Coffeild & Finlayson

      SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 10:13

      A very sound advice Derek👍

    SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 10:26

    As a Hibbo owner myself I am keeping him. In your case though, your backline is a little weak with Hibbo(D2) in there. Might want to consider of boosting your defense or trade Hibbo out for Simmo or Hurley.

      Derek · 27/04/2018 at 11:59

      you have to like melbournes next 4 games.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 28/04/2018 at 05:28

    Great move as outlined above, great advice. Upgrade Bonner to Yeo 💪 with 2nd trade

Jordan · 27/04/2018 at 09:22

Here’s my time Community, I’m very unsure of what trades to do this week, if someone could help me out that would be great

DEF: laird, yeo, howe, bonner, doedee, murray(Richards, Murphy)
MID: titch, dusty, Fyfe, Parker, pendles, tim Kelly, Finlayson, Holman(banfield, Brayshaw, barry)
RUCK: Gawn, Nic nat (olango)
FWD: Heeney, Greene, Sicily, Devon Smith, Taranto, English (Garlett, Fritsch)

I have 120.0k in the bank
I’m thinking of using my first trade to avoid a zero in the forward line by going Garlett to guelfi.

I would love to get zerret in this week but don’t want to get rid of bonner yet.

Thanks in advance

    KSinny · 27/04/2018 at 09:32

    Yeah Garlett to Guelfi sounds good.

    redherringfc · 27/04/2018 at 09:36

    do both. Merrett has a BE of 63, so he won’t go any cheaper

    SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 09:51

    Personally I'll get rid of Bonner(which I did this week), swing Finlayson to def and swing Garlett(will give you that swing between mid-fwd) to mid then trade in Guelfi. Garlett is not playing so he won't be bleeding any cash, you can trade him next round.

    Oh! With your 120K in the bank and the cash leftover from Bonner can almost double upgrade next week.
    Bang! Bang! Happy days

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:56

    Bonner to Merrett does seem a no-brainer to me

Bam · 27/04/2018 at 09:39


Going with Ryan to Guelfi and Veneables to Giles Langdon.

Good call or slot Higgins in?

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:54

    double downgrade is the right thing this week, especially if you still have the two WCE boys.

    i like Higgins DPP and he looks good at football. But the mature wookies seem to be the way to go this year

SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 09:41

Like this passages Damo sorry for the copy&paste.
Also love reading this section each week, awesome write up again Damo.<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src=""&gt;

"consider Gray for VC duties. This year he’s averaging 124, and coming off scores of 137 and 145" Certainly would put VC on him if I didn't have Danger.

"Gray has the option many don’t, which includes isolating him one-on-one in the square and taking control."
My thoughts exactly, Jacobs is not good at reading the ball up foward line, Gray will smash Jacobs in the air.
Would love to have Gray in my side, I'm waiting after his bye, he'll be real handy to have during the main bye rounds.

Derek · 27/04/2018 at 09:50

I read that Petracca was bitten on finger by his dog. The infection has spread to the bone and he is spending the weekend in hospital to 'clean out' the infection. i don't know about you, but that is nasty stuff.

    neil demonsdelight · 27/04/2018 at 10:59

    Petracca is annoying to a supporter. Not a key position player and yet too slow for mids. He could end up like watts a utility type. Bet Clarkson would find his nicque.

????? · 27/04/2018 at 09:53

petercaa to who i have 645k in the bank need help

    Simo · 27/04/2018 at 10:20

    Chris Maine if he's named 🙂

    redherringfc · 27/04/2018 at 10:24

    That cash, can you swing a mid and bring in almost anyone you want.

      ????? · 27/04/2018 at 10:35

      robbie gray?

        TJ. · 27/04/2018 at 13:56

        yes he would be good

Sc_Wow · 27/04/2018 at 10:47

I’m going to enjoy the luxury of putting the VC on danger.
If needed, the C will either go on Gawn or Fyfe

    Moosehead · 27/04/2018 at 11:25

    I am also VCing Danger again. C on Fyfe last week and Gawn a couple of weeks ago. Would you go Titch if you had him?

      Sc_Wow · 27/04/2018 at 11:28

      Yeah I have tich and Martin also but I’m not feeling as comfortable giving them the C. Prefer them as VC options atm.
      Hopefully danger does enough again

    SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 11:38

    Locked that VC on Danger couple of days ago such a POD atm having him as VC doubles the PODs cause of his low ownership.

    TOPHAWK1 · 27/04/2018 at 12:32

    Danger into Fyfe for me. Licking my chops.

    neil demonsdelight · 27/04/2018 at 14:05

    Danger into Tich but gawn Fyfe and Oliver good choices

neil demonsdelight · 27/04/2018 at 10:54

Just a minor issue Lek The site is getting better by the week and the articles excellent particularly KEV's. I sometimes find it hard to locate where the latest thread is when two are posted on the one date.Only minor and my laziness I suppose but feed back is always good. Its a credit what you guys have done -.Now is CRIPPS a genuine contender or just a stepping stone I have a preference for CROUCH but they are close WOW any thoughts

    Sc_Wow · 27/04/2018 at 11:25

    I’m eying off a discounted Crouch, would need to move on Cripps now if you want him.
    Crouch was on track for a huge game before his injury, he’s untaggable and his role is locked in the crows team.
    Cripps is a jet, I just don’t have him in my top 10

      Jed · 27/04/2018 at 11:54

      Sc_wow who is in your top 10 mids?

      neil demonsdelight · 27/04/2018 at 14:02

      exactly my thoughts unfortunately only one spot Got to be crouch

    Whatyasmokin · 28/04/2018 at 15:44

    Cripps is capable of massive scores has been doing it since he first hit the AFL. I'm a crows supporter and love Matty Crouches rise to premium but Cripps for me in SC.

FearTheBeard · 27/04/2018 at 11:13

So which two are the two to double down on lads?

Guelfi, Giles-Langdon, Mirra, Higgins?

I can move players around to make it work.

At the moment I'm leaning towards Mirra & Guelfi. Higgins has some real quality to compete with and have already seen him get dropped after kicking goals. Langdon came straight back which is a good sign though is the thumb right?

Mirra has Sicily returning but was still there with him and could preform well enough to hold his spot? Guelfi seems best job security and consistent scores?

Advise appreciated as I haven't had the chance to actually watch them all… Only Higgins as I'm a Tigers fan and his goals have helped his score.

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 13:22

    Higgins still needs to get named in team.

    Langdon seems to have best JS, especially with Greene likely to miss a number of weeks

    Guelfi is a mature rookie. The wookies have done good this year

      theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 13:28

      Agree ☝

iLoveNMFC · 27/04/2018 at 11:16

Zorko has to go…

Do I trade him to a Parker/Merrett and bank the cash for future upgrades or go set and forget with Macrae/Oliver?

    David C · 27/04/2018 at 13:55

    Hard to pass up the value of Merrett. Has averaged around the 110 mark the last 2 years. Do you have Danger and Dusty? They are good value at the moment.

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:14

    Oliver if you already have the fab four.

Isaac · 27/04/2018 at 11:41

Hibberd to Mirra and Brayshaw to Coniglio

    Ben · 27/04/2018 at 12:20

    I don't mind that. Downgrading Hibberd opens up a lot of possibilities and our rookies up back are good enough that you can get away with it.

adam · 27/04/2018 at 11:43

bring in yeo or simpson?

    BrownlowBoy · 27/04/2018 at 12:06

    Simmo, Yeo rumoured to have a strained hamstring.

      SC_Sixty6 · 27/04/2018 at 23:56

      Yeo. Simmo scored sub 70. Yuck.

GoDoggies · 27/04/2018 at 12:13

Petracca keep or go
Also who should I chuck the C and VC on
I was thinking VC on Macrae and C on danger
I could also chuck the VC on Danger and C on (Coniglio, Fyfe, Mitchell or Gawn

Dodge · 27/04/2018 at 12:17

Can anyone mount an argument for keeping Hibberd?

I'd rather not make another corrective trade.

Then again, it'll be so hard to turn him into a premium after this week.

Thoughts on Hibberd then?

    Chris · 27/04/2018 at 12:29

    I sacked him last week and glad I did. Make the move. I do this every year where I get stuck with a Ryan Griffen or Heath Shaw at the end of the year that I just tolerated the whole time, and you end up heading into finals with a weak link.

    Crowboy94 · 27/04/2018 at 14:28

    Nope this is the last week to trade him. Get him out, too many players are doing his role from last year in that team.

Jordan · 27/04/2018 at 12:21

What should I do I have one trade left

1. Bonner to merret
2. Richards to mirra
3. Bonner to Simpson
4. Holman to merret
5. Hold

    TOPHAWK1 · 27/04/2018 at 12:34

    Either Bonner to Mirra to raise cash or Bonner to Zerrett. Absolute bargain. Will never be that cheap again.

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 13:11

    Will Merrett be taking Holman’s place onfield, or is Holman on your bench?

    Blake · 27/04/2018 at 13:24

    how can bonner go to merret

      theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 13:34

      Swing man dpp

        Blake · 27/04/2018 at 13:55

        but bonner nor merret are dpp's

        can u explain how this would work

          theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 14:06

          Trade Bonner out, swing dpp player from midfield to defense, trade in Merret.

            TJ. · 27/04/2018 at 14:46


Chris · 27/04/2018 at 12:27

Just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of the new SC_Sixty_6 much better than the grumpy old one (SC_Sixty6).
Keep up the good work mate!

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 13:08

    Are you just trying to stir up trouble?

      Russty_ · 27/04/2018 at 19:36

      Admins should block the new impersonator…not cool.

    Whatyasmokin · 28/04/2018 at 15:45

    So you're the impersonator geez life must be fun for you if this is how you get your kicks lol

Ben · 27/04/2018 at 12:32

bonner to mirra or coffield via higgns

Da Boysh · 27/04/2018 at 12:41

Hi All,

Ranked top 1% but I am in trouble this week. All sound advice appreciated!

25 trades with 25k in the bank – my forward line is in shambles

DEF: Laird, Hurley, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Naughton (Richards, Murphy)

MID: Titch,Fyfe, Dusty, Coniglio, Cripps, Merrett, Kelly, Finlayson (Holman, Coffield, Banfield)

RUC: Gawn, Nank (Lavender)

FWD: Gray, Heeney, Smith, Garlett, Fritsch, ZGL (Sicaflog, Petracca)

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 13:05

    Hopefully Fritsch plays. You don’t have much cash so a forward rookie looks best bet.

    Using dpp you can cull any of you rookies. Any preferences? Garlet, Naughton?

    Seems like Guelfi is the popular pick

    Naughton to Guelfi sorts out your swing sets by putting Coffield in defence to swing with Finlayson and puts Garlett in mids to swing with Heeney and Petracca

      Da Boysh · 27/04/2018 at 13:09

      Well I really need to bring in two rookies in that case otherwise I am going to get a 0 unless Fritsch plays..

      So I guess Higgins and Guelfi but i do not like Higgins JS. I would be getting rid of Garlet and Fritsch (assuming he isnt going to play)

        Derek · 27/04/2018 at 13:25

        Higgins still needs to get named in team. Fritsch more likely

      barry · 27/04/2018 at 13:23

      is Guelfi a def

Blake · 27/04/2018 at 13:19

67k sal

Defence: R laird M hurley R Bonner T doedee N coffield S Murray

Bench: L Murphy, A Morgan

T Mich Dusty Fyfe Cripps S coniglio J finlayson T kelly N Holman

Bench: A Brayshaw, L Davies-uniacke, D Barry

M Gawn N naitnui

Bench: T english

I Heeney T Mclean D Smith C petracca T Taranto J Hogan

Bench: B Fritsch D Fogarty

top 3% need help

    Patrick · 27/04/2018 at 14:52

    Brayshaw to Mirra via Coffield, Bonner to Yeo

      Blake · 27/04/2018 at 15:22

      what about
      Bonner ($320,300)
      Merrett ($486,700)
      Davies-Uniacke ($205,000)
      Mirra ($102,400)

      TJ. · 27/04/2018 at 15:31

      Bonner ($320,300)
      Simpson ($532,700)
      Holman ($265,500)
      Mirra ($102,400)

TJ. · 27/04/2018 at 13:31

Bonner ($320,300)
Merrett ($486,700)
Davies-Uniacke ($205,000)
Mirra ($102,400)

TJ. · 27/04/2018 at 14:01

bonner to simpson or someone in my team to merrett


murray · 27/04/2018 at 14:18

Take Zerrett or Cripps this week, both have low be's and I think are cheap

To take Zerrett I need to trade out Petracca and Garlett
To take Cripps I need to trade out Petracca and Bonner

Which option?

    Ben · 27/04/2018 at 15:32

    Zerrett is bargain price never to be seen again, get him!

    David C · 27/04/2018 at 15:40

    Probably Bonner. Garletts dpp is useful and maybe he'll pump out a big score and go up in value for 2 weeks, then trade.

      murray · 27/04/2018 at 15:43

      Hi Dave, I am thinking bonner also because Garlett gives dpp, but do you think Zerrett or cripps?

Ash · 27/04/2018 at 14:29

Probably a little off topic, but still supercoach relevant with the incident involving Mirra, but does anyone else think Zurhaar should have got at least a week for his coward act of shoving him into the fence?

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:10

    I think he made contact on field so all good

    SC_Donkey · 27/04/2018 at 16:07

    Move on! If that was the only incident you saw in that game that you think was a dog act. Higgins incident has devided the football world Sicily stomping and Titch elbowing. Take your pick.

    Sick and tired of close minded individuals.
    So move on as I have, part of the game MRPs makes the call.

    Crowboy94 · 27/04/2018 at 17:39

    Yes he should have..

    Derek · 27/04/2018 at 18:11

    i thought there might have been more done about it. especially as it was to a hawthorn player, and as everyone knows they are golden haired and never hurt a fly.

    the hawks say he is fine, but i don't believe them, no-one can hit the fence that hard and hot have some cracked ribs

Daneediest · 27/04/2018 at 14:33

venables to guelfi
Garlett to Billings

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:12

    Had to re read your post.. Billings is cheap and has to improve going off last season.

Jordan · 27/04/2018 at 14:57

1.Richards to mirra… then get danger next week
2. Bonner to merret and struggle to get danger in ?

    theRealPod · 27/04/2018 at 15:11

    Ask yourself, do you want Danger?

      Macka · 27/04/2018 at 15:41

      You would be a fool not to get him.

Blaknight · 27/04/2018 at 16:53

Thoughts community.

Ive gone Hibberd to Yeo and Greene to Deledio.

Current team.

BACK: Laird, Yeo, McGovern, Finlaysonm Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Keeffe)
MID: Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Martin, Zorko, T.Kelly, Holman, Banfield (A.BBrayshaw, Fogarty, Barry)
RUCK: Gawn, Martin (Olongo)
DEF: McLean, Walters, Sicily, Deledio, Christensen, Henry (Garlett, Fritsch)

26 Trades $140,800 Remaining.

Mek · 27/04/2018 at 18:24

I want to get Guelfi and Higgins but dont know who to trade
I got rid of Garlett for Guelfi should i trade Henry or just not get Higgins

Lekdog · 27/04/2018 at 18:49

Go Blues

    Tom boyd · 27/04/2018 at 20:23

    Go dogs!

Marty · 27/04/2018 at 19:14

Guelfi and Higgins as a double down trade >>>waterman richards out (albeit a little early for their break evens). Would prefer to get Merrett for my overall but I want to bring in Danger next week for JOM. Danger can handle a tag Merrett can't.
Captains Fyfe vc into Dusty c

JJJ · 27/04/2018 at 19:55

Is Olivers 6 points per game worth 100k more then Merret?

    Tom boyd · 27/04/2018 at 20:24

    Oliver must be struggling if hes only getting 6 points a game. Trade him out!

Tom boyd · 27/04/2018 at 20:26

But to answer your question, merrett has good value, jump on!

Stupid Coach · 27/04/2018 at 21:18

Greetings Community.Awesome job again Damo. I have 25 trades and $275k in the bank. Coming off two weeks where I have scored below 1900 and been thrashed in every single league. Can field a team without trading but it is likely to be just as embarrassing as the previous two weeks. Trade options I am considering:
1) McGrath to Mirra and Garlett to Gray via Petracca DPP.
2) McGrath to Hurley or Yeo and Garlett to Guelfi/Higgins.
3) Garlett to Guelfi/Higgins via Petracca DPP and Zorko to Merrett, Pendles or Fyfe (already have Danger, titch and Dusty). McGrath remains on the pine.
4) McGrath – Mirra and Zorko to Merrett, Pendles or Dude.

Any thoughts/advice much appreciated.

    Stupid Coach · 28/04/2018 at 10:35

    I completely stuffed up and forgot to swap Petracca and Garlett last night so I could bring in Robbie Gray or Guelfi. Now I have to play ZGL on the field instead of Petracca. Should I still trade McGrath to Mirra or Hurley/Yeo or leave McGrath on the pine and go Zorko to Merrett, Pendles or Dude.

      SA.FEtus · 02/05/2018 at 10:46


Blakeyboi · 01/05/2018 at 17:16

Petracca ($439,400) – Spargo ($117,300)
Holman ($263,500) – Treloar ($591,200)

0.7k left


markus · 01/05/2018 at 20:55

whoes better to get in delidio or sicil???

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