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HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED

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Ying yang.

It was that type of round for SuperCoaches, with a smattering of prolific scores mixed with plenty of poor ones.

The likes of Cripps, Gawn, Fyfe and Gray cemented their statuses as must-haves, while poor scores from Goldstein, Hibberd and co are creating headaches for their owners.

Par for the round was around the 2200 mark, with some scoring better depending on their captaincy choice.

The Heroes

Saints midfield bull Seb Ross (160 SC) was the highest scorer of the round, gathering 31 possessions at 81 per cent disposal efficiency. Future Carlton captain Patrick Cripps (153 SC) played one of the best matches of his blossoming career with 34 disposals, 11 tackles, 19 contested possessions and eight clearances.  

Ruck behemoth Max Gawn (151 SC) monstered Toby Nankervis with 56 hit outs, while the AFL’s version of Benjamin Button, Kade Simpson (142 SC), continues to defy Father Time with a 31-possession outing which included a staggering 30 kicks and 10 marks.

Robbie Gray (137 SC) is the top ranked forward this year for a reason. Forget his bye, do yourself a favour and get this bloke in your side now. He’s back to playing predominantly as a mid and had 32 touches, seven tackles , 16 contested possessions, 10 clearances and a goal despite his side coming undone to Geelong at home.

West Coast endurance machine Andrew Gaff (128 SC) was best afield in the Eagles’ win over Carlton, while Isaac Heeney (123 SC) was sensational for the Swans despite their poor performance on Friday night. Cale Hooker’s move back to defence has done wonders for Michael Hurley (123 SC). He had 29 disposals and 10 marks at a stunning 96% DE on Anzac Day.

What to do with bloody James Sicily (122 SC)? He’s shown he can be an elite scorer but has been suspended twice in the opening five rounds and clearly has a short fuse. Despite that, his scoring capacity dictates he needs to be held.

Other significant scores: Ben Cunnington (135 SC), Ed Curnow (126 SC), Brendon Goddard (126 SC), Scott Thompson (125 SC), Chris Masten (124 SC), Brad Ebert (124 SC), Luke Breust (122 SC), Tom Cutler (122 SC), Jack Steven (121 SC), George Horlin-Smith (120 SC).

The Villains

Where do we start?

The Sydney quartet of Lance Franklin (48 SC), Dan Hannebery (55 SC), Josh P Kennedy (59 SC) and Luke Parker (75 SC) were all deplorable on Friday night, as were Crows pair Sam Jacobs (74 SC) and Bryce Gibbs (59 SC).

POD defenders Shane Savage (58 SC) and Zach Tuohy (53 SC) were both down on their usual output as were popular forwards Toby Greene (55 SC) and Christian Petracca (74 SC).

The inability of Tom Mitchell (75 SC) to handle a tag was again on display as Ben Jacobs did an absolute number on him on Sunday. The Hawthorn gun only had 19 touches, the first time he has gone under 20 in recent memory.

Jaeger O’Meara (56 SC) has done it to his owners again, but still has some potential to bounce back, while Gold Coast onballer Jarryd Lyons (76 SC) has struggled to sustain his red hot start to season 2018.

The Redeemers

Ladies and Gentleman, Brett Deledio (153 SC) is back. After a quiet start to the season, he’s now smashed out two tons in a row and went up around $60K this week. He finished with 29 disposals, two goals, eight marks and six tackles. At around $400K, he’s sure to tempt plenty.

Patrick Dangerfield (135 SC) looks to be getting back to his best after an injury-interrupted preseason while teammate Sam Menegola (121 SC) has been on fire in recent weeks, finishing with 27 touches, a goal and 18 contested possessions.  

Carlton young gun Zac Fisher (117 SC, 27 touches) continues to prove a value-for-money selection up forward, while fellow young gun Alex Witherden (125 SC) is starting to hit his straps nicely in defence after a quiet start to the season. Speaking of quiet starts, Kane Lambert (119 SC) has bounced back nicely after a horror opening round.

West Coast utility Elliott Yeo (114 SC) continues to redeem himself after scoring just 34 three weeks ago, while Collingwood Adam Treloar (127 SC) looks to be cleaning up his disposal efficiency after having 34 touches at 81% on Anzac Day to finish best on ground.

Scott Pendlebury (123 SC) continues to fly under the radar somewhat. His scores of 2018 so far indicate he might be back to his best – 99, 109, 113, 106 and now 123. He’s averaging 110 so far this season  and looks to be in the top 8 midfield mix once again after a down 2017 by his lofty standards.

The Prodigies

Forwards Jack Higgins (91 SC) and Matt Guelfi (69 SC) look to be the two stand out rookie options on the bubble this week.

Other rookies due to play their third games this round if selected are Lochie O’Brien (61 SC), Zac Bailey (41 SC), David Mirra (54 SC) and Jordan Gallucci (54 SC).

Crows defender Tom Doedee (100 SC) rebounded nicely on Friday night to finish with 25 possessions and 11 marks while fellow popular defenders Jeremy Finlayson (89 SC) and Sam Murray (78 SC) continue to provide their owners with reliable on-field scoring.

Midfielders Lachlan Fogarty (89 SC), Nick Holman (88 SC) and Tim Kelly (73 SC) have all been in good form, as has emerging Collingwood forward Jaidyn Stephenson (91 SC).

If West Coast’s Tom Cole (98 SC) continues to get games, he could well prove to be a good on-field option in defence. Priced at $170,000, he had 19 possessions at an elite 94 per cent DE for the Eagles on the weekend.

Willie Rioli (78 SC), Paddy Dow (70 SC) and Esava Ratulglea (70 SC) were others to post solid scores.

Other rookie scores: Nick Coffield (61 SC), Myles Poholke (53 SC), Camron Rayner (60 SC), Jack Henry (48 SC), Hunter Clark (47 SC), Jake Waterman (44 SC), Jarrod Garlett (21 SC).

The Damned

It’s time to go, Riley Boner (64 SC). The Port defender has failed to reach the same heights of a stellar Round 1 performance and is in danger of losing his owners money this week.

Popular premium options Todd Goldstein (77 SC) and Michael Hibberd (63 SC) continue to prove they can’t be trusted and need to be moved on. Both are struggling to recapture the form of their glory days and look past their best.

The non-selection of Bailey Fritsch hurt a lot of SuperCoaches on Tuesday. If he doesn’t get picked again this week he needs to be moved on for either Jack Higgins or Matt Guelfi.

How did the round treat you, community? What moves are you making? Do you trust Higgins’ job security?


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KSinny

Any advice on my team community?

DEF: Laird, Simmo, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson, Naughton (Keefe, Murphy)

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

RUC: Gawn, Nank (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Billings, Sicily, Smith, Tracca, Henry (Fritsch, Venables)

I've currently got 200k in the bank and thinking of moving venables out for Guelfi.

Rowan Connell

Do nank to nic nat. Nic nat about to start playing 90% game time. and do naughton to seedsman

Derek

Where did you hear that Rowan?

NicNat looked tired last week. Only had 8 disposals. He looks ready for a rest to me.

JugHead

Nic Nat mentioned in a TV interview a few days ago. Can't remember where I saw it.

JugHead

*it

Marty

I saw the interview. He said he would be ramping up his time on the ground over the next few weeks. Physios regulated 50% for the first 5 rounds. Means he should be pulling out some awesome scores soon.

snoidz

Would look at Garlett to Higgins and Venables to Guelfi.

r_calve

yeah venebles to guelfi or keefe to mirra

Dylan

I've had Josh Kelly, Matt Crouch, Toby Greene, James Sicily, Buddy, Kreuzer and Lachlan Murphy. Just a warning to all Supercoaches, I'm bringing in Isaac Heeney this week

INPieman

What are your ransom demands not to do that?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Surely we can pass the hat around Dylan.
We will find the cash.
Spare Heeney. 😉

Have u taken over from patch's poison last year?

r_calve

your about on par with my premo picking skills, including hibbered, zorko, mcgovern, neale, merret, and i brought in gibbs before he got 54.

Cyriledagain

I hope you don't have Petracca.

Razors Edge

If there's another premo that I can be convinced with, Heeney shall be safe 😉 I forgot to mention I also picked Hibberd and Liam Ryan

Def: Laird, Hibberd, Bonner, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
Mid: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Oliver, Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Barry, Garlett)
Ruc: Gawn, Naitanui
Fwd: Buddy, Greene, Sicily, Dahlhaus, Smith, Waterman (Fritsch, Henry)

Those players are all in danger of my curse

Razors Edge

Still Dylan here, just chucked my team name in instead 😂

Rowan Connell

Awesome as my opponent has heeney this week haha

HumanBob

Is something wrong with Heeney?

Rowan Connell

No if you look at the guys comment above he said he is trading in heeney so to avoid as he is having so much bad luck .

Tman

I'm not to sure if to either bring in Higgins to make cash but worried about job security because of Caddy and Prestia could be back into the Richmond team or Acres as a keeper pod.
Buddy being out puts me on the spot as well.

TommyC99

Thoughts on bringing in Merrett? Got a few pros and cons
Pros
– Cheap as chips
– was touted as potential top 10 start of the year
Cons
– Shares bye round with danger, dusty and Fyfe
– Struggles with a tag

Thoughts guys? If the bye isn't an issue, i could hold out for Matt Crouch in a few weeks who has better scoring potential

Defying_Madness

He actually doesn't share the bye with them he has the round 13 bye. Lock him in

HumanBob

If he gets another headknock he could be out for 4-6 weeks. Big risk

Marty

I'm thinking of getting him too. Doubt Crouch will get down to Zerrett's price.

JackoTierney1

I have Bont, Petracca,Parker, Kelly, Howe, Hibbered, Barry, and andrew brayshaw all in my team. its not looking good for me at all but i have 500k in the bank and plenty of trades. HELP ME COMMUNITY!!!

JackoTierney1

Josh kelly that is

HumanBob

Hibberd to Simmo,Laird or yeo Kelly to Dusty,TMitch,Fuffe or Cogs.
Kelly is injured and will bleed 100k or more when he finally comes back, his SC season is over until he bottoms out.
Hibberd was just a mistake that a lot of us made with our starting teams. luckily for me I made the positive mistake of Seedsman to balance it out but now Hibbo gets the heave ho for yo-yo

HumanBob

Yeo got 150 going head to Head with Fyffe last year 24k,14M,6tk Fyffe only got 62. It's going to happen again this week and Yeo is in pretty good form for a SC defender.
Last year he was coming off a 53 v.Hawks and 141v.Swans This year he's coming off 114 v.Blues and 150 v.Suns and 27v.Cats He has dropped by $55k because of that 27
He had a pattern to start last year of 3 tons after every sub-80 game up to round 14 and didn't go below-80 again until round 23 and finals.

He's averaging 101 and has a break even of 32. If he scores 100 he'll go up by about $30k but if he repeats the effort from last year or two-weeks ago he'll go up by about $45k which is more than some bubble boys will increase this week. Bye friendly so if you planned to get him this might be the week.

HumanBob

Any word on how bad Buddy's heel is?
Is just a 'soft out' so that he can attend an event with Mrs Franklin or is it severe and likely to be 3-weeks?
Maybe he could try running on the front half of his foot, it works for me.

Dice_real

Pretty sure its a soft out Bob, my opinion though.
Buddy doesn't do GMHBA stadium

TRIGGA_HAPPY

3-4 being bandied around

Steeeve

Perfect to bring him in when more rookies have fattened up — should drop in price nicely upon his return,

HumanBob

This is a heads-up for that wow bloke quoting his current ranking of 209 up from 610 LW and thinking he's a genius.

Don't be so cocky mate, sure you're only 326 points behind the leader (which can made up in a single week sometimes) but consider this, Robyn is ranked 5,861 and she's only 326 points behind you 🙂

Sc_Wow

Ok, thanks for the little math lesson. Genius.
Don’t want to share your rank by any chance do you?

Russty_

True Bob, the slope gets a lot steeper when you're on the wrong side of the positive point gradient.
Why are you trying to create an unecessary drama?

Just seems like an attack, maybe born out of jealousy?, anyways, regardless of your motives, I hate all this juvenile soap opera drama crap and wish it would stop.
It'd be noice if this site was registered accounts only ..denying the trolling possibility for these multiple fake /changing names guys.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

The villian this week was Fritsch for many as they had the E on Garlett in the fwd line who produced one of those small pressure forward scores.

On the other hand he was a hero for some who had the VC on dangers or Fyfes neck. Perfect late round captain loop.

Classic Ying Yang.

It is a fine line between being a hero or being a villian (insert sinister laugh here – mwaa ha ha)

Frank

My team is up the shit, I’ve havent ranked over 3,000 last 3 years and I’m currently at about 35k

Any help cause I’m bloody stuck more holes then Swiss cheese! I’ve got one trade left for the round and 26 in total with 400k

I’ve gone Garlett to Mirra via dpp

Def- Laird, Hibberd, McGovern (Mirra)
Lloyd, Doedee, Murray (Naughton)

Mid- Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps
Coniglio, Kelly, Holman, Finlayson
(Brayshaw, Barry, Banfield)

Ruck- Martin, Gawn
(Olango)

Fwd- Heeney, Billings, Smith (venebels)
Christensen, Stephenson, Henry (Fritsch)

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Fwd line a little light on rest pretty soild just got a few guys who havent smashed it out of the gate.

With $400k trade one of your fwd rooks to whichever fwd takes your fancy and suits your bye

Unless you r saving the cash to bring in danger?

To do that u could swing finlyson back in def and trade lloyd, hibberd or mcgovern to danger or any other premo mid.

Sc_Wow

Need more premos ditch Hibberd

Frank

I like McGovern I was at the game on the weekend used to ball horribly never usually does he could of scored a 90 I thought, do you think hibberd will not turn his form around

Sc_Wow

Nope his role is totally different

Cyriledagain

Bit out of balance in your back line and you are light on in the forward line.
I would give Mirra a miss so put Garlett back in midfield and leave Finlayson back.
You need to get Robbie Gray or possibly Toby Mclean via Venables into you forward line which would push Henry onto the bench.
Trade Garlett to Higgins.

Defying_Madness

Do we think L Murphy will play this week?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Will know at 6.25
He will be right in the mix

Derek

They said last week he was very close but would need to train during the week to be considered. Coach also said they had missed his pressure.

JugHead

The little injury flag next to his name in my team says "Hamstring. Expected to return round 7." for what its worth.

JugHead

Although the AFL website lists him as available. So……….wait and see is all we can do.

Crowboy94

Emergency this week. Crouch is back. Via the Adelaide website

Beezneez

Named on field in Adelaide's SANFL side.

Chris

*Yin Yang.

SC_Sixty6

Who needs to know if Kelly is playing? I can tell you now or we can wait for no announcement……

Derek

let Us know Sixty6. I traded him out, so I’m expecting him to go massive

Also, how is Lobb going?

Derek

And Greene

Wedge

Toby Greene will miss with foot injury

SC_Sixty6

Who here has Danger?

Noah

Yep

Finnius

yeah

Steeeve

Had him since day dot. Wish I started Dusty instead but hoping Danger puts in a massive score and makes it really tough for non-starters to bring him in.

belly button fluff

Picked him up this morning. Was on sale! His price was Crazy! 😀

Derek

I don’t. Have been watching the Geelong games from behind the sofa with my ears blocked.

I’ll run this past you…..

Dusty, Fyfe, Parker, Coniglio, Oliver, TMitch, ZMerret, TKelly (Holman, Banfield, Barry)

I am only $3k short of one trade TKelly to Danger this week. Assume I wasn’t $3k short, or traded Barry to someone, would you do the trade this week, or wait until next week and save a few dollars.

PeteB

Yep one more week for me too..

Steeeve

Flick Fritsch (if not named) or Garlett? Both so tempting! But I want to keep one.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I reckon Fritsch will come in for Kent.

Steeeve

hoping so. Garlett's cash gen just dived off a cliff. And his hair is silly.

Shake_n_Bake_

I think Fritsch comes in for Kent aswell.

Finnius

I got rid of Garlett instead. Fritsch still can make cash but Garlett is pretty cooked with that 21 in his rolling average for the next 3 weeks.

Maverick_

Not enough trades in a week. Guelfi mirra & Higgins on the bubble as well as Merrett and yeo on the cheap with low BEs. Gee what a headache! Looks like hibberd survives another week

Finnius

could go hibberd to mirra if you can't see anyone clearly to downgrade (I am struggling to find two rookies to cash in). Then go garlett to guelfi/higgins and have a huge warchest for a double upgrade next week.

Maverick_

Unfortunately for me hibberd is D2 and an under performing bonner D3 so that would have bonner D2. Not ideal. But I do like your thinking finnius! Also have the Todd ‘the siv’ Goldstein just leaking cash! What a disaster

Petrus

Just inside top 8000 after this weeks average of 2255

Def: Laid, J McGovern, Hibberd, Finlayson, Deodee, Murray (Keefe, L Murphy)
Mid: Danger, Titch, Fyfe, Conigs, Cripps, Shuey, T Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Coffield, Garlett)
Ruck: Gawn, Jacobs (King – Loophole option)
Fwd: Heeney, Greene, Flogily, Billings, Waterman, J Henry (Fritsch, Gowers)

139.3k and 26 trades left

Not sure whether to:
1. Sideways trade underperforming premos (Hibbo, Jacobs)
2. 1 up/1 Down (Waterman + Henry out for Deledio + Higgins
3. Double downgrade (Hibbo + Waterman out for Mirra and Higgins) for a massive fund to double upgrade next week.

HELP!!

DacZawson

This week the captaincy choices are about as straight forward as they can get:
Dangerfield into Fyfe on the Sunday arvo.

Team announcements are completely controlling the moves I make this week.
Ideal situation is that one of Higgins and Guelfi gets rested, bring the playing one in.
Then boot Hibberd for Yeo.
Not keen on Mirra at this point but happy to hear opposing arguments.

Finnius

Danger into Grundy could work as well (nank gave up 150 against Gawn last week).

Steeeve

Yep and all my rookies can play (PLEEEASE) because I have Sicily twatting it up with the E

Tom

Dom Barry any chance to come back in this week?

Jace

He is back this week

BrownlowBoy

He is playing this week!

Assist king

Word here in SA is that Dom Barry is playing this week

Steeeve

Any word on Mirra's ribs?
I've tried playing through cracked ribs before and it is not fun. Only highlight was being touched barely at all, dropping to the ground in agony and the ump must have thought I'd been king hit — got a free kick and goal haha. Would have been about my only SC points for the day if anyone was counting.

Dice_real

Not too sure Stevo, hopefully all good in the backline instead of a mid with sore ribs.
Worpel's getting a game though

r_calve

how do we know worpel is playing are the teams out

Yap

Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee
Murphy, Naughton

Titch, Dusty, Danger, Oliver, Fyfe, Holman, Banfield, Kelly
Brayshaw, Garlett, Dom Barry

Gawn, Nank, Olango

Bilings, Petracca, Walters, Heeney, Waterman, Fritch
Henry, Langdon

193k in the bank. I'm thinking Hibberd to either Yeo or Simpson, but who should I trade out to get Guelfi in?

Assist king

Since u have Garlett in the midfield it might be worth trading in Higgins (assuming he plays) rather than Guelfi. All your other rookies are worth keeping. Flip a coin between Yeo or Simpson can’t go wrong with either

r_calve

higgins job security isnt good guelfi is your best option right now cos he has a role and better JS

BadgerHoney7

Taylin Duman or Tom Cole, Mirra not an option as Burgoyne back this week Sicily back the next.

Dice_real

Who's this Duman Badge, i've heard he goes alright?

DacZawson

Quietly went about racking up the points against the Dogs. Not really a standout but looked fairly comfortable at the top level. You'd have to check the Freo injury list for job security though.

r_calve

might getted dropped with micheal johnson coming into the side but looked solid and there where plenty worse than him

BadgerHoney7

Scored 85 on the weekend but unfortunately wasn't able to catch the game, had 15 touches going at 73% with 4 marks, feel like his job security is far better than Mirra though, Glass for Burgoyne, Sicily for Burton/Mirra, and you would think Mirra would be the unfortunately be the one that goes. Dumin however has Michael Johnson breathing down his neck, but if Johnson is not named on the extented squad you'd think Dumin would get the nod.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Both only played one game

Be very careful going early.

As the great leader would say "hold your wad"

BrownlowBoy

Toby Greene out this week with Dom Barry also coming into the side.

ToughBretts

Realistically, what do people thing Zorko will average for the year? I find it hard to believe he can go from 110 two years running to just dropping off the face of Supercoach. I'm holding him, but only because I'm a Brisbane fan.

r_calve

i think the fact that the clubs have realised that tagging him will effecticly stop his impact on the game and the fact that is team is so bad (no offense), would mean that he may have lost a bit of heart and motavation

ToughBretts

No arguments about the quality of his help, but he just seems to be too good to not score points. It's also the first time he's been hard tagged in his career (and he's turning 30 soon) – my concern is that you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks.

r_calve

the midfeilders around also being bigger dosent help

theRealPod

I don't think he'll get to previous avg this season, guaranteed opposition coaches will shut him down. He'll pump out one or two huge scores but lots of turd. I would dump him asap.

r_calve

zorko to cripps
fritsch to giles langdon if he is back or if he stays in higgins

thoughts or any other premos i could upgrade to got cogs, merret, neale, titch and fyfe

ToughBretts

Oliver is top of my list if I pull the trigger on Zorks

BrownlowBoy

Worpel also making his debut this weekend. Another potential cash cow.

r_calve

how do you know all off this

BrownlowBoy

Well the AFL app had a mini leak of 4 teams I think and the Hawks fb page announced the Worpel debut.

BrownlowBoy

Petracca is also gonna miss due to a finger injury and Mcinerney debuts for Brisbane.

Kelly and Lobb miss again.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Thanks for the scoop BB.

Worpedo be a nice downgrafe in 3 weeks.

BrownlowBoy

Really like Worpel TH.

A genuine bull.

Sc_Wow

Should be a good downgrade for a maxed out Holman

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Me too BB

Looking forward to thr worpedo sinking a few opponents

Wedge

Nick shipley will debut for gws also

Ben Burns

This site has really gone down hill over the 2years. Way to many ballbags and blowhards. It really is a shame there are so many keyboard warriors and dudes that play with themselves on the internet killing great forums like Jocks. It does appear there are a few using the site in a narcissistic self fulfilling way and typically behaving like complete tools. Not my bag at all. Peace out from a long time SC player and community member. Good luck to all the people out there just giving it a crack #buildyourdash

ToughBretts

It's really not as bad as people are making it sound – just don't reply to people who you don't want to talk to, most of the advice is generally legitimate

TommyC99

Any merit in trading Mills – Yeo?

ToughBretts

Yes, Yeo is the #1 upgrade target this week for me. Great value and top 6 lock.

r_calve

yeah trade, you must have taken the bate when horse siad mills will "get more midfield time" you no thats the official term in fantasy for its not going to happen because it never does

Derek

It’s tempting. But also low priority, fires starting to rage on other lines

If nothing else to fix, otherwise can wait for another day.

KSinny

Petracca out this week with an infected finger……..

Krups

Buddy
Petracca
Greene
Sicily
All out. Ouch if you have alot of them.

Saundo

What’s wrong with Greene now?

Sc_Wow

Foot

Krups

Dont know what the actual injury is but he is out

TOPHAWK1

With Greene out, let's hope ZGL is fit enough to come back into the side. I need him to cover Petracca who will be sitting on my bench with a gangrous finger.

allen

@tophawk1 looks life AFL.com has leaked some of the team ins already. Langdon is IN for GWS. big bonus for most of us, providing he isn't emergency

Sc_Wow

Nah he’s playing, Shipley debuting too

TOPHAWK1

Beautiful! I doubt it as GWS play early. No extended bench for this game. Happy days as he will start making us cash as well!

Teddy

I have all 4, this week is f*****. May as well just give up. Bring on 2019!!

Sc_Wow

Rough

theRealPod

Massive Teddy, unlucky big time.. chin up soldier on

Russty_

I have Sicily and Petracca dangit!..gonna have to rely on rookies this week, Petracca bitten by a Dog apparently before last game and was playing through the pain, Dogs musn't like Demons 🙂

meph

Im happy to say I currently have none of them. Have big probelms elsewhere though.

Russty_

Lucky Phucky!

Sc_Wow

I also dodged, and have finally got rid of Hibberd

Russty_

Nice WOW, who'd you bring in for Spudderd?

Saundo

Is it too early to trade out Kelly or Finlayson ?

r_calve

maybe trade kelly but why finlayson, hes averaging arund 90 and his breakevenis still close to the negatives

Maverick_

To early. They should get us through another 3-4 weeks if they continue to average there 90.

Mek

Zorko did well not getting a mention condsidering he cost me

Mek

hould i jut keep zorko he has gone down that much now or should i off load

r_calve

offload to merret if you dont have him

Krups

Anyone trading Buddy? If so who for?

r_calve

mcelans and hima re about the same price

r_calve

zorko to cripps, yes or no

ROBocop14

Yes… Not coping with tag

Teddy

Id do it, zorko is stinking it up

Finnius

yup

Shake_n_Bake_

Patracca out this week

Justin

Would the community rather trade hibbo to Simpson or Yeo?
Still believe in Simpson but if Yeo maintains tagging status..
Cheers community

r_calve

simpson has the flank to him self and usually take sth ekick outs and plays on, he has only had one bad week when the blue got pansed so go for him befor ehe rises even more

JugHead

IMO they are both worth having by the end of the year. Can't see the weagles using Yeo as a tagger all the time and if you count the 27 as a one off bad day, his scoring has been great and so is his current price (for those scores). Simmo usually gives you an opportunity to buy him cheaper than his current price. I have Yeo, and want to pick Simmo up at some point when he is lower in his price cycle and one of the gun rooks falls away. Also, without wanting to jinx him, Simmo, although he is getting older, rarely misses a game.
So. My opinion only, a good time to pick up Yeo right now, and Simmo later with both finishing in the top 6 defenders. My smoky choice for top 6 defenders would be witherden.

2sweet

Oliver or merrett for zorko? Cant decide. Dont want to trade out an underperforming premo for another, but merrett looks very enticing!

Teddy

Do we think merrett can still be a top 10 mid??

redherringfc

he’ll go close, I hope.

Andrew

Do I trade Greene for Gray or hold?

Finnius

hold for sure. He scored 130 in rd one.

Ja191

i think he's out this week

ROB14

I have Dayne Beams in my side, should I hold and hope for the best or cut my losses and trade out?

r_calve

trade to zerrett

Teddy

Id go for it 2sweet, merrett is cheap as chips!!

Ja191

Dom Barry back in!

Sc_Wow

Garlett gone
ZGL & Barry in
Matt crouch back too

dontblushbaby

Soldo named for the Tigers, Nank might get rest , Grundy will flog him anyway

Finnius

Murphy still not back. May go him to Mirra this week.

Crowboy94

He is an emergency and wasnt named because of the new guys that came in and played well last week. He was very close though.

Finnius

If he can't get a gig with this injury list then surely he never will. I need an option to downgrade and struggling to find maxed out rookies. Simply because of this he may face the cull.

Crowboy94

If you have Garlett get rid of him.

Finnius

yup but need one more.

Jeff

I'm in the same kerfuffle. Tossing up between Murphy and Brayshaw

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Neil.

Tmac has been named.

U must be happy!

Justin

Who is the best downgrade target from Garlett….
Guelfi, Higgins and Mirra… thinking Guelfi due to the extent of essendon's new injuries but just want some clarification
Thanks community

Crowboy94

Guelfi

dontblushbaby

Tracca injured

Russty_

Yeah bitten by a dog last week and surgeons had to clean out the wound which got infected to the bone, they "hope" he only misses a week.

Finnius

bellchamber is rested. Gawn will go huge this week and will be a gun captaincy option.

Russty_

Leuenberger is playing, probably on about the same level as Bellchambers.

Sc_Wow

I’m thinking danger into Gawn

theRealPod

Me too.

Finnius

I am doing that this week. Gut feel says Fyfe just hits about 100 in the derby and doesn't go huge.

Sc_Wow

Yep dusty has shown he should only be considered as a VC too

SirSamuel016

Petracca and Sicily out this week is going to hurt my forward line. Already using one trade this round to move Zorko onto Oliver, and now the question is whether I bring in Guefli or Higgins for Garlett. After that I just have to pray Fritsch plays or I cop a duck egg.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

With tracca and kent missing Fritsch will play

JugHead

Pain in the ar$e this week. Don't wanna lock in a trade, have the round start, then late outs for players who don't come up and can't reverse trades…..gunna require contingency planning..

JugHead

Bench cover gunna be important this week. Hibberd you last another week dammit. Garlett, cya later.

Finnius

What rookies are we all downgrading? Struggling to find any cows fully cashed at the moment with so many good rookies on the bubble.

AuroraBorealis?!

Yeah unfortunately i cant downgrade this week Fin, none of my rookies have gone up enough.

r_calve

garlett got dropped so trade him out

Finnius

yup but I want to do two.

JEL

Bonner => Guelfi
&
Garlett => Mirra
for me this week.
Adds some much needed cash to the piggy bank

Shake_n_Bake_

Venables to Guefli for me.

TommyC99

ill probably do Garlett and Ryan, could also be fristch if he isn’t named

TOPHAWK1

Holy Moly! Its a rookie avalanche this week!!

Jack Higgins, Mirra, and Guelfi are all playing. I have Guelfi. I want to grab one of the other bubble boys as a downgrade and use my other trade for an upgrade. I am thinking of going with Bonner to Mirra, and passing on Higgins. Then Brayshaw straight up to Clayton Oliver or Christensen up to McLean. If Higgins plays another blinder, I can grab him next week for around $180K, which is not ideal, but an option.

Thoughts community?

Russty_

Higgins isn't playing yet…the extended bench looks like this
14 Bachar Houli
28 Jack Higgins
3 Dion Prestia
6 Shaun Grigg
34 Jack Graham
30 Reece Conca
15 Jayden Short

So which 4 will play?..not sure if Higgins will, even though he probably should.

TOPHAWK1

Thanks Russsty.

Hadnt studied the extended benches yet. I hope Higgins does get rested this week. I can then snaffle him next week at his basement price. Mirra and Guelfi definately look like they are playing. Which upgrade combo would you prefer? Brayshaw to Oliver or Christensen to McLean. Petracca on my bench but ZGL is playing. Going Bonner to Mirra as my downgrade. Leaves me with 25 trades.

Cheers mate!

SC_Donkey

Why not bring ZGL in TH his playing and on the bubble. Still at a price of $117K BE -43

TOPHAWK1

Hi Doncs!

I have ZGL! Started with him and held him. Another trade saved. Got 3 lovely bubble boys popping this week. Mirra, ZGL, and Guelfi. Higgins on extended bench. Let's hope he misses so we can snap him up next week. Cheers

SC_Donkey

Nice TH, yeah I kept ZGL as well. Now I'm weighing on who to bring out of Mirra, Guelfi or Higgins. I might have to wait until teams are finalized, Higgins is who I'm leaning towards, looked good in the last game. JS is a worry hope he can play at 3 least more games or even up to the byes.

TOPHAWK1

I grabbed Guelfi last week early. I really like the look of this kid. Took some hard nosed contested marks in the bombers backline yesterday. Averaging 71 already. I went Bonner to Mirra and Brayshaw to Oliver tonight! Woohooo! Just need Dusty now (Got Danger, Fyfe, Oliver, Cripps, Mitchell, Zerrett, Parker now) Oliver really steels my midfield. McLean should do the same for my forward line next week.

Next week Christensen is going to Toby McLean.

Good luck this round Doncs!

SC_Donkey

Damn! TH mid is locked and Loaded. My Mid looks like this atm Danger, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Cripps, TKelly, Finlayson and Holman. Looking to trade Bonner for Higgins(if he plays) pushing Finlayson back at defense. Taylor for Zerrett or Pendle not sure yet. Will make my decision tomorrow night.

TOPHAWK1

Holman has been demoted to the bench for the first time this season. Well played son. Time to have a rest.

Lewis Taylor absolutely has to be tossed out of your side immediately.

Zerrett is an absolute bargain at the moment ($486K) and he is young. Pendles is a lot older and $87K more expensive. Keep that in mind.

I started with Zerrett and kept him. The only real risk I see with him is another knock to his head. If that happens, he might miss a month after what happened in round one.

Hope you make the right choice Doncs.

SC_Donkey

Thanks TH

Fair point on Pendle, i feel he'll average 110 by season end. I think he'll continue to score around 100-110 each week. His playing a loose man around the ground with no pressure from opponents. Tags will be focused on Trealor, Adams, Sidebum. Zerrett only risk is what you have pointed out and very tempting with his bottomed out price tag. Or i can just go up to Dusty now, but i think i can get him at a bargain price in a week or two.

Will think this through and hopefully i make the right decision.

Russty_

Hi Hawk, I'd say Brayshaw to Oliver, cause Brayshaw is extended bench too and could be dropped this week, and also I think Mclean could drop in price next week, has a BE of 118 and a projected score of 113 which would see him lose a small amount if he meets that, but if he drops another 75 or so, could drop 25K or more.

TOPHAWK1

That is exactly what I have done. Bonner out for Mirra and Brayshaw out for Oliver.

Still have $75K in the warchest after those moves. Then Christensen to McLean next week! Christensen's BE is still pretty reasonable at 57 too.

Mate, my midfield looks so much better with Oliver in it. Just need Dusty now.

Bloody stoked!

Russty_

Good stuff mate, keep going, you're making some good moves, I'm in survival mode this week just trying to field a full side. Reckon Dusty will get cheaper too in the next few weeks.

SC_Donkey

I'm hunting Dusty atm, waiting for the right time to pounce on him, when his down and wounded. Hehe hopefully not literally wounded(injured) ya know what mean.😁

r_calve

does seb ross look to be a sneaky chance for a top 10 mid, i know he wont get much weeks in 160 range if any, but he has been pretty good apart from a 55 aginst gellng and he scored around 100 with a ben jacobs tag

thoughts!?!?!?!?

Russty_

In the words of the great and wise Gator, avoid all Saints lol

Finnius

Trade Henry, Brayshaw or Murphy.

r_calve

brayshaw

TOPHAWK1

I am probably upgrading Brayshaw to Clayton Oliver this week. Got 4 dockers players, so a couple have to go pre byes. Brayshaw might still make a bit more cash, but he is a slow burner. IMO punt him Finnius.

Cheers

Multi_

Wow I’ve copped a LOT of injuries this year but Petracca’s has to be the dumbest. His dog bit him now it’s infected I cannot think of another player ever this has happened to?

The week Sicily is out also, was keen on no trades this week now we need Garlett and Fritsch to get a game.

SuperCoach gotta love it just as you’ve had a good week jumped 12k in spots to be around the 7k mark they throw an absolute curve ball

Russty_

Garlett's out mate…omitted.

Multi_

He’s out then will chuck in one of the rookies

Russty_

I think Degoey got bitten by a dog earlier in the year…or at least lied about it..lol

Multi_

Wasn’t it that he was playing Frisby with his dog and broke his hand? Then they found out it was actually a bar fight.
It was something stupid along those lines seriously these guys have cash and managers come up with better lies boys

oldmate65

Should I just trade Toby Greene at at this point? he is doing absolutely nothing and got injured, not named for this weeks game.

Russty_

Foot injuries can drag on Oldmate, maybe best to dump him, but to who?…not sure how much cash you have but we're running out or fwd premos we can rely on. Who were you thinking of bringing in?

theRealPod

I'm doing it oldmate, looking at Gray.

TOPHAWK1

I think so. If you do not have McLean, look at him this week. Gray's bye is only 4 weeks away. I am targeting him after his bye. He is bloody pricey too atm. With bit of luck will be a bit cheaper post bye. McLean nicely priced this week as well as next week.

Just my take. Cheers

theRealPod

Good advice. Also Gray seems to find an injury or two each season, got a feeling this year no different but when will it happen?

David C

I'm holding. They are just resting him against Brisbane.

Willymack1234

Is Acers worth the trade in? He looks like the real deal

theRealPod

Na Willy better options imo

Russty_

Too inconsistent, and in a crappy side.

snoidz

Good player, I expect him to average 90 for the year. However, for me he doesn't in my FWD when theres Heeney, Walters, McLean, Gray, Franklin, Menegola and Smith all top forwards.

The Ranger

Nice POD if you started with him Willy but no one really knows if he can keep up this form.

Richard

Interested in any views from the community – Robbie Gray or Isaac Heeney? Cheers

theRealPod

Heeney👍

snoidz

Both! Reckon they will both be top 2 forwards this year. If you had to pick one… Gray has a very low BE but will cop a hard tag this week playing Jacobs. Heeney on the other hand is ultra consistent and unlikely to cop a tag at the moment.

AB13

Reckon Gray will get the tag over the other Port midfielders like Wines, Boak, Wingard?

I'm currently debating bringing him in for Dev Smith whos done sweet FA this year (I've already got Heeney)

The Ranger

Heeney for mine.

Ricardo

Jacobs will go to Gray this week. If you want Gray do it later.

HumanBob

So Robbie Gray gets the Jacobs tag this week right?
No Buddy,Petracca,or Greene, Gray getting the Jacobs tag and Mclean getting smothered tomorrow night. Forwards points a scarce this round Lids might be worth the gamble in a week like this

theRealPod

Bob I am soooo tempted, he's definitely top 6 fwd IF he stays fit, and damn cheap atm.

PeteB

Ok so I had planned to drop Barry because I thought we wouldn’t see him again for most of the year and bring in Higgins. So Barry is named and Higgins is on the extended bench. Surely Higgins will play after 5 goals in 2 games ? Now I see Garlett is dropped. Do I keep Barry and dump Garlett for Higgins. Or do I just hold fire ?

Finnius

Garlett to Higgins sounds good.

Sc_Wow

Higgins is a worry, Richmond have a lot of small fwds

Finnius

if he gets named tomorrow in a full strength side then I am picking him.

PeteB

When do we find out ? Is it 6:30 ? Much rather have Higgins DPP than other options..

Josh

Not full strength side till Rioli is back, who plays a similar role to Higgins

PeteB

Or is Guelfi a better choice ?

Russty_

Guelfi's a better choice, named on-field, and recent small forward injuries at the Bombers.

PeteB

Damn I think you’re right…would have liked Higgins DPP….

David C

Guelfi or Langdon are the better options.

Dutchy

Righto I stuck with Kreuz and Kelly on the bench and got 2300 somehow which was my best this year. But both not named again, also Sicily.. Garlett to Guelfi then I can go Kreuzer to Grundy, put Banfield or Holman on for Kelly??? Anyone have news on Kelly?? They say Kreuz is a certainty for next week but has been struggling, haven’t heard much on Kelly, anyone?!

Dutchy

Or I keep Kreuz, flick Kelly for Danger….

theRealPod

Bingo, there's your answer.