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Round 6 SuperCoach Panic Room

Published by Jock on

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The Panic Room usually starts earlier in the week, I get the bulk of the article done so when Thursday comes I can just plug in the team news and I can put my feet up. Not this week, Community. Not this bloody week.

On my desk here at Jock HQ there is a red button encased in glass and I’m very tempted to smash it this week. Will pushing it cause klaxons to drop from the ceiling and flashing red lights to go off, causing widespread panic and evacuation procedures? Or will it do nothing? I do not know, Community. I do not know. I’m playing it safe, I don’t need anything else to go wrong this week. Patch built this place with his own two hands, it’s very likely a load bearing button.

Long story short, it has sent me into a complete rewrite. This should have been a good week, we’ve got bubble boys galore, but then…

THE NEWS

…Hoooooooo boy, team news has dropped and well… why don’t you just take this broom here and I’ll bend over and grab my ankles, you lube up the handle real good and just sweep me out the door, Community! Cos that’s what’s happening to my chances of posting a decent total this week.

Among the outs we have: *clears throat* Tobias Greene, Buddy, Stomps Sicily, Trac, Hanners, Shaun Higgins, and Matt Taberner. Hodgey is having a rest, still no Josh Kelly at GWS, still no Kruze at Carlton. No sign of Rory Sloane at Adelaide. Rookies Hunter Clark and Jarrod Garlett has been axed. Essendon and Melbourne have added SIXTEEN names between them. I can’t breathe, Community!

Twitter is, of course, taking the news well.

As a Bud, Sicily and Toby Greene owner I’m ready to press the delete team button. Putting a line through this #SuperCoach season. pic.twitter.com/F5HfMCxXU6

— Damon Marcon (@damonmarcon) April 26, 2018

For tonight, the Dogs have named 5 changes between them. Carlton have handed debuts to Kym Lebois (FWD – $123.9k) and Matt Shaw (MID – 180.3k) Lachie Hunter and Hayden Crozier return for the Dogs. Caleb Marchbank is back for the Blues.

Sydney are giving tackle machine Ben Ronke (FWD – $123.9k) a debut. The Cats regain Tomahawk but lose Daniel Menzel to injury. North have recalled LDU and Port Adelaide Dom Barry. ZGL is finally back and on the bubble at GWS. Nick Shipley (MID – $117.3k) gets his debut. Watch this guy, Community. He bloody gun. Ruckman Oscar McInerney ($123.9k) will debut at Brisbane this week after being in the extended squad last week. Let’s see how Stef Martin copes with this. We need a good laugh this week and Brisbane have provided by naming Daniel Rich. Matt Crouch is back for Adelaide. Watchlist him. His b.e is huge and will be a great upgrade target in a few weeks. At Gold Coast, Michael Barlow gets his first run for the year. Hawthorn have regained Shaun Burgoyne and named James Worpel (MID – $117.3k) to debut.

On Sunday, the changes Essendon and Melbourne have made will take the rest of this article to cover, so I’ll keep it brief. There are possible debuts for Kobe Mutch (123.9k), Jordan Ridley (DEF – 123.9k), and Dylan Clarke (FWD – 123.9k) at Essendon. Charlie Spargo (MID / FWD – 117.3k) might debut at the Dees. Matt Guefli is named on field and Bayley Fritsch on an extended bench. Bellchambers is having a rest. Dean Kent was popular last week, he’s now injured. For the Western Derby, Freo have added 5 names with only Matt Taberner their confirmed out. Scott Jones (RUC – 117.3k) may debut. Speedster Jack Petruccelle (MID / FWD – $117.3k) is one of 4 inclusions. There are no confirmed outs for West Coast yet. Sam Murray has survived at Collingwood, as does Jaidyn Stephenson. Collingwood have added 5 names with possible debuts for Flynn Appleby (DEF – $121.9k) and Brayden Sier (MID – $123.9k). Travis Varcoe is the only confirmed out. Richmond have added 4 names, will Snags survive? He’s on an extended bench. Ivan Soldo has been named also, will Nank be a late out?

How do we even approach this week? Trade ass off? Hold and cop those sweet, sweet sprinkles? Getting your captain right has never been so important. Have a read of Sloane’s captaincy options here. Damo gives us plenty of options for a trade ass off approach to the round. Patch and Lek have got your listening needs covered for the commute home in the podcast, and Barron looks ahead to greener pastures in his reserves write up for the week.

But wait, there’s more!

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

If you’ve somehow avoided the carnage this week (what’s your secret???), Dave Mirra ($102.4), Jordan Cunico ($188.6k) and (if named) Snags Higgins ($130.8k – M/F), Matt Guelfi ($117.3k) and the returning Zac Giles-Langdon ($117.3k) are all some great downgrade options this week.

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

-77 – Jack Higgins*

-72 – Matt Guelfi*

-71 – Dave Mirra*

-59 – Jordan Cunico*

-43 – ZGL*

-13 – Dom Barry

-12 – Lochie O’Brien

3 – Bayley Fritsch

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

Titch – 211

Matt Crouch – 200

JJK – 167

JPK – 165

Zorko the not-so Magnificent – 165

Jarryd Lyons – 157

Josh Kelly – 154

Danger – 154

Jackson Macrae – 152

Can I go now?

(For those that are seeing their average and breakeven match up)

Ave / b.e

Zach Guthrie – 52.5 / 51

LDU – 40.5 / 60

Riley Bonner – 77.4 / 60

David Armitage – 67.3 / 63

Christian Petracca – 85.6 / 115 (OUT)

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

There’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car… premium!

🎶 Premium, premium, premium

I hear that he is super cheap

Go ahead and take the leap

Is the a chance that he could break?

He’s as hard as a $2 steak

What about those oppo tags?

Jacobs is the only red flag

To upgrade your midfield it’s your only choice

Hit the trade button and raise your voice

Premium

What is Zerrett?

Premium

Once again!

PREMIUMMMMMMMMM

Prem – D’oh! 🎶

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

In what is a sure sign the members at AFL House were drunk and played ping-pong on the night they organised the 2018 fixture, they’ve allocated their primetime Friday night slot to the Dogs AND Carlton. In the same match. Like, against each other… I bet viewership will be high for this game! If you wanna sneak off and check out the new Avengers flick no-one would hold it against you.

But I’m quote professional unquote …ahem, so let’s dive into this clusterfiretruck of a game and see and see what value we can squeeze out of it.

The guru’s over at Fantasy Insider have crunched the numbers, here’s their optimum lineup for tonight’s match.

My take:

RUCK

Thinking back over the years of some of the elite ruck matchups we’ve had; Cox v Sandi, Goldy v Gawn, etc etc, Tim English vs Andrew Phillips is… well not one of them. I don’t feel comfortable paying nearly 12k for English, go Phillips for $9,150. He wasn’t horrible last week, he had 24 hitouts against Nic Nat and co.

DEF

There are only four options above 10k in this position, and only three averaging more than 70DS. Leaning towards paying down in this position as we’ve got more value up forward. Aaron Mullett ($9,550) and Zaine Cordy ($9,950) have both flashed 70 point upsides twice this year. Caleb Marchbank ($8,500) scored 16DS before going off injured, as such, he’s an absolute bargain at that price.

FWD

Josh Dunkley ($12,350) had a mare last week against Freo with only 41DS. He’s the kind of player that will score quickly as he fills up all the box stats. Zac Fisher ($10,600) has only one game below 70 so far and knows where the sticks are. Matty Wright ($9,250) has been better in games where he has kicked multiple goals, as is Charlie Curnow ($11,850). He’s been held goalless for the past two weeks but should bounce back tonight without a gorilla hanging off him.

MIDS

Jack Macrae ($17,200) is priced a little too high for my liking. Lachie Hunter ($15,200) scored 119DS and 148DS in his first two games this year. I’m weak in the face of a cheap mid and Matthew Kennedy ($7,800) is the one, there’s 10x value on offer here. Lin Jong ($11,100) is solid but not a spectacular pick and Bont at $12,200 is just impossible to ignore. Will Mitch Wallis ($12,200) be deployed as a tagger tonight? Ed Curnow and Patrick Cripps have put Carlton on their back. Cripps is more inside (and $1,600 cheaper) with a 130DS ceiling so he gets the nod.

My lineup:

That’s a wrap, Community. I love the footy but this 6 day round dealio has thrown me off. With such a short turnaround for a few teams, don’t be surprised to cop a late out or two!

Twitter: SC_Kev7


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Dodge

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 any chance of keeping Hibberd?

INPieman

If you don't have any other problems then absolutely cut his head off. Make sure your not impacted by the ridiculous number of issues Kev has listed above

DANGER1VDUSTY2

HELL NO.
We should have known better, he averaged 99.2 last season from 18games and that was his maximum and started at a high price. Has to go – 74, 72, 92, 73, 63 so far with a break even of 131.
People holding will be even more annoyed after this weeks price drop.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nope.
Looks like a change of role
SC suicide

Crowboy94

Nope get rid of him to Hurley or Simpson

PJ King

Started with him, after Rd 2 it was clear he had a role change and I axed him for Kade. Haven't looked back.

Provided that you have no other probs to deal with, maybe downgrade to Mirra and get some of your money back.

ABC

Trading Hibberd for Mirra. Will cost me around 10-20 points per game at worst in the short term but stops the bleeding and makes me cash to fix up my Hibberd mistake a bit later

THE SALTSHAKER

Seedsman, leading metres gained avg 680m per game

Sc_Wow

If you keep Hibberd he will continue to let you down. Jean going to ruin your season if you keep him. He’s no good, can’t mark, doesn’t take kick ins, looks slow, his team mates don’t bother giving him the ball.
Time for the pig to leave

INPieman

Very enjoyable read Kev until I finished & realised I've got problems. What a week for Flogicily to get rubbed out

hedski

I'm hearing ya Pie, got Greene out again now too (gone in flog sympathy?), possibly for multiple weeks.
I'm gonna have to hold, think I've used all my injury trades already!

SC_Kev7

Cheers, Pie. I’ve avoided a lot of the carnage. Sis and Trac up forward my concerns. Trac was due to go this week anyway. Though if Nank is a goner when teams drop later is gonna bugger that up. Cash is tight

INPieman

Think this is a good time to offload Trac Kev. Blame DeGoey's dog for the trade

sc tragic

Just read on Too SeriousYeo is under an injury cloud may be late withdrawl

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hammy strain

DANGER1VDUSTY2

What time will Sundays teams be updated – interchange from 8 cut to 4?
Thanks

Finnius

about 5pm

SC_Sixty6

SHOWDOWN WEEK!

SC SIXTY6 VS SW ROOSTER!!!!

Although the poor fella has dropped off the face of the earth from his injury hit team. Poor bloke.

Sc_Wow

Congrats to Rooster on his 1922 🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔

Adam

Guys need help, who shal I trade in for Zorko
E. Curnow. Cripps. Gaff

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Out of those 3 go the super pod in curnow.
Getting the job done every week.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

But our teams are still stuffed and broken..

Sorry mum the mob has spoken….

Premium, premiummm, premiummmm.

But wait who is gonna steer our SC ship?
After a 5 week training course it is clear this fellow has been the best candidate.

Who me?
Sure. Why not.

Oh ok – 50 shades come on down. WELCOME to Triggs team.

It feels like only yesterday we finished a game of AFL.
Oh wait it was yesterday- funny old week

Appreciate the effort Kev.
McLean 2nite for me in draftstars.

Derek

Early signs of SuperCoach Madness is talking to yourself

TRIGGA_HAPPY

U talkin to me? 😎

Simpsons theme two way dialogue (monorail episode)
Makes a bit more sense in that context

But arent we all a little mad?

Sc_Wow

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.perthnow.com….

Also found this in regards to Yeo, still I’m now worried about bringing him in

Sc_Wow

What do we think? Will Yeo play?

BoltonsBlues

Hopefully not, leaves him a nice 500k to bring in next week for one of the fattened cows 😀

Matty Bowles

Hibberb or Bonner to Mirra
Going venables to Guelfi for other trade

Aydo81

Is trading in Mirra a necessity? Don't really have anyone else to trade out to get Mirra but naughton. I feel it maybe a bit early to go on naughton when down the track I could swing coffield back and bring in a mid rookie in a few weeks.

Swans2012

I've considered the same thing, but I think the value is in Mirra's bargain price, naughton might make another 50k slowly but chances are the rookie your going to bring in to replace him is going to be 20k more expensive than mirra, thus eroding the gain of keeping him for another couple weeks to 30 odd k, in which time you could have made an extra 70k off mirra…..

Just my opinion though…..

Phil

Excellent advice Swans2012 and completely agree. People often overlook a rookies starting price, an 20-30k difference is significant

BoltonsBlues

SC GOLD has Naughton making another 20k (based on projections and what not) i pulled the trigger on him and bought in Mirra

theRealPod

Naughton only needs a decent score to boost his price. The Dogs play the Blues tonight.

musicissport

Will Higgins hold his spot with Caddy coming back?

Will need to uae both trades this week and still will have a donut.

OUT Garlett IN Higgins
OUT Fogarty IN Guelfi or Langdon?

Will leave me with 25 trades, $291K in the kitty and the following team:

DEF: Laird, Hurley, Hibbo, Bonner, Doedee, Murray (Coffield, Murphy),
MID: Danger, Titch, Cripps, Neale, JPK, Kelly, Finlayson, Banfield (Holman, LDU, Barry)
RUC: Gawn, Goldy (Cameron)
FWD: Heeney, Greene, Curnow, Stephenson, Higgins, Guelfi/Langdon (Sicily, Fritsch)

Finnius

If higgins doesn't play then you can still go Garlett -> the other out of ZGL and Guelfi

murray

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?

redherringfc

garlett and bonner out. zerrett and a rookie in.

murray

Hi RH yes I was going to get guelfi as the rookie

Finnius

Go Zerett. Petrecca is only a one week injury.

murray

Hi Fin
If I dont trade Petracca I will have donut, already have garlett, Sicily flog, and Fritsch. I hope the latter plays. I know he only has 1 week out likely I dont want donut

Steve

Hey community,

What do we think is more urgent:
Hibberd to Simmo/Hurley or Bonner to Mirra

Have 24 trades left and going for league glory.

Cheers

Crowboy94

Hibberd.. will be hard to get rid of him after this week. Drops another 20k

Ricardo

If you have Hibberd you're stuck with him for now. Consider him a rookie and be happy with 65 points each week. Upgrade him at the end.

Crowboy94

Hell no. Straight to Simpson…. Hibberd isn't even scoring better than the rookies.

Doug

Vc Cripps into danger or danger into Martin/mitchell

theRealPod

VC Danger into anyone. Aren't you glad you have Danger? I am.

Holty01

Bit late but i went Cripps. Very happy but to be fair, i would of gone Danger into Titch if i had Danger.

finnigin

You thinks you have problems ,, i have zorko,buddy,sissy,garlet,venables,

tim

oh and hibbert ffs

finnigin

yep him too

iLoveNMFC

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?

Da Boysh

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)

Finnius

garlett and fritsch to Guelfi and Higgins

Da Boysh

What do you think Higgins JS?

Simo

Not flash. Do you have ZGL already?

Da Boysh

yes I do I held him

PJ King

Axe Petracca, and consider Deledio, Gunston, Acres, Higgins, or Guelfi.

Keep a trade up your sleeve for the inevitable carnage.

Simo

Keep

Theoriginalforce

Don't just think which rookies to field. Analize why, could be 100 pnts difference.

Goat

I suggest minimal panic – a bad week for all. My forward bench will be the same as yours this week. If you want you can cover the Garlett donut with a single trade – i'd go to Higgins if he is confirmed to play. Boosts your bench and preserves some mid swing capacity down the track. I'm top 3% and yours is a better looking side for scoring than mine. 2 trades this week just to get warm bodies on the park!

KSinny

Garlett > Higgins
Venables > Guelfi

$339k in the bank for upgrades next week. Thoughts?

John

Who to play out of Naughton or Richards

Simo

I reckon Naughton finding his feet at last

Banga

Bring in Mirra or ZGL?

Simo

ZGL

Declan

Would love some feedback and advice on these trades.

Currently I have 26 trades and 82k.

Team looks like this:

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

Danger, Dusty, Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly(Geelong), Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, o’connor, Barry)

Gawn, Sinclair (Jeffries)

Heeney, Billings, Walters, Sicily, Taranto, Garlet (Fritsch, Henry)

I was thinking this week to get rid of Hibberd as he has clearly had a role change. I thought id see this week wether the out of Jordan lewis would increase his points and he’d revert back to his old role however we all know how it went down. So there fore I was considering going

Hibberd – Mirra
garlett – guelfi which leaves me with 530k

This trade although going a bit shallow in defence which I am alright with as all Doedee, Murray and Finlayson can hold their own and Naughton or Mirra I’d have to play on field however I'm comfortable they could avg 65ppg. Although this would potentially lose 30points for this round next round id be planning on a double upgrade if all goes to plan.

Next weeks trades

Brayshaw- Cripps
Fritsch – Mclean or another fwd premo.

I feel this would benefit me in the long run as big upgrade next week plus the bonus of getting 2 cash generators this week.

Love some advice community

Sully321

sounds like a solid plan considering you're probably only losing at most 60 points this week to set you up in the long run

Sully321

will waterman play this week? and will petracca only be out for the one week?

belly button fluff

I'm thinking there is a high chance he won't. He is last named on extended. I wont be playing silly loopholes with him unless I know what is happening. think we find out tonight though 5pm.

belly button fluff

Aquaman that is.

belly button fluff

So glad to be wrong. now can play silly loophole games 😀

Russty_

Yeah he is playing Sully.

Mystic Mac

Petracca seems to be just the 1 week
"Misson said Petracca would be monitored over the next few days, but was set to miss just one week." – Demons website
Fingers crossed..

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Maybe not for tracca

Banga

Tracca – Mclean/gray worthwhile? Got 24 trades and 200k after trading Ryan – Guelfi

Tommo

Guelfi or Higgins???

Finnius

Higgins if named.

Tommo

And Dow, Brayshaw, LDU or Clark our for Mirra?

TommyC99

Guelfi has far better JS

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Frisch and higgins made the cut. Both playing.
And the eagle jet. Jack P.
Tmac in and jeff garlett misses out
And that duman dude gets a 2nd game.

Oh and the big one Chris Mayne!

Russty_

Chris Mayne haha..Barlow's back in, Derek might be interested there 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Each kick may be worth $100k

Derek

i have had Barlow warming my bench in my draft league all season. plus i have DRich at the other end. i love Draft league, you get to cheer on players who you wouldn't normally have in your classic team.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Got viney and GHS in mine.

Gold last week. A very very late call up and punched out a 120. Lucky i had him as my emergency. Replaced armo.

TommyC99

Which trade should i do? Already doing Ryan – Guelfi. 24 trades left after making that one

1. Garlett – Higgins/Mirra/ZGL
2. Tracca – Mclean/Gray

KSinny

Garlett to Higgins for me

Fearthebeard

Higgins or guelfi

Sully321

guelfi

seen_burns

Higgins is really tempting me

Fearthebeard

One a piece can anyone help me split it?

Russty_

Hey Beard, reckon Guelfi might have better security with the injuries to Begley and Green, if Jack spuds it this week could be left out next week I think. Hope he keeps kicking snags..lol

FearTheBeard

Fark lol completely got me baffled. Anyone else able to help throw their opinion. So far 2 to Guelfi & 1 one Higgins???

Maverick_

Guelfi. To many players fighting for the small fwd role at tigers. Rioli to come back soon too

Russty_

If this helps…Bombers are playing round 14 and Tigers aren't.

Shake_n_Bake_

Good time to upgrade Guelfi then Rusty.

Swans2012

For me I've ended up on Higgins, worse js but has a bit of X factor, but more than that it's the dpp which makes him the best option for me

HumanBob

DPP is worth more than $

AdsyAA

Guelfi for me. But toss of a coin for long term. Just at the moment favour his JS. Higgins DPP could sway though so its a matter of fit for your team I reckon.

Stretch Marks

I'm still holding on to Mark O'Connor in my Mids. Cat's fans, is he close to getting a game? Is it time to trade him for Higgins?

Ja191

if he cant get a game with all these injuries he's never gonna get one

Russty_

I still have him too Stretch…have had other problems to take care of but it's not ideal having a zero moneymaker on the bench, although the swing dpp is handy.

Crowboy94

Have traded:

Hibberd to Simpson
Garlett to Guelfi

24 trades remaining

Demonlover84

I'm thinking Bonner to Guelfi/Higgins via Siciflog, then Petracca to either Heeney or Gray. Don't really wanna trade Trac, but he just doesn't seem like he's gonna average 90+ like I hoped. Thoughts?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Trac to tmac?

Demonlover84

Personally I think Melbourne are rushing him back. No doubt we need him, but I'd rather a fit Tmac than an underdone one! Also not proven this year, already made that mistake taking Hibberd over Laird at the start!

HumanBob

Heeney. Get Gray after rnd 10 he'll only be a few $ more

Demonlover84

Gray's be is 49 this week. Even if Jacobs does tag him, he'll just move forward and kick 4. Gonna be well over $600k by rnd 10.

Russty_

I'm gonna stick with Petracca for a bit longer, yeah he's been a bit disappointing but was playing through pain last week from his own dog biting him and it getting infected.
We don't really know what he can do yet until he does it, he's still in the process of getting better.

Demonlover84

Yeah I know what you mean. So much potential! Might just double downgrade this week to avoid a donut.

Sully321

is bringing in deledio a bad idea

HumanBob

Not yet and it wont be if he stays fit but if that Achilles gets sore again it'll be all over

Corey

Hi community need some trade advice I have 26 remaining
Nank to Nic Nat?
Lachlan Murphy to Murray?

Stretch Marks

i would save the trades

Ja191

murray as in sam murray? if so ???

Corey

Mirra whoops

Russty_

Do you already have Mirra Corey?…missed the boat on Murray.
Nank to Nicnat is a luxury trade i think…if you're off Nank, maybe Grundy.

Corey

Yeah sorry I meant to say Mirra but it changed to murray

Russty_

Oh ok, in that case, yeah I'd get Mirra this week , will go up 60k next week, and 40 the week after, should make good money if he stays in.

Corey

So maybe hold nank and wait to upgrade Nank to Grundy at Bye rounds?

Russty_

I reckon, I have Nank too, gotta back him in and upgrade later if you still want to, priority should be getting good bubble boy rookies this week for non players or spuds.

Corey

Yeah good call just soldo being emergency has me nervous

D_I_L_D_O_R

Nanks fit as a fiddle, just relax, all teams like to name a backup ruckman on extended squads

Corey

Great Call Russty
Might be a lesson for many coaches to stick fat with their premiums
Nic Nat 70
Nank 125

SloanedogBillionaire

Hi All
Parker to Danger or Fog to Guelfi?
Is Parker a keeper bit unsure
Cheers

seen_burns

Also have Parker, holding him and hoping he comes good.

SloanedogBillionaire

Thanks Seen_Burns

HumanBob

Parker should be a post bye get but he will come good and finish well but I'd get Danger or Dusty now
2015 pre-bye 100.4ave Post-bye 105.3
2016 pre-bye 107.2ave Post-bye 118.6
2017 pre-bye 90.1ave Post-bye 107.8

SloanedogBillionaire

Thanks for those stats HumanBob didn't know that will hold him and get Danger next week

Wedge

Is the seed man a realistic option?
Was going hibberd to yeo and zorko to cripps.
The yeo news has spooked me now and if I get seedsman I will have danger money. Panic room is always a massive stress out

Russty_

Seed has a big injury history Wedge but isn't going too bad this year, if he can stay on the park he'll probably get more consistent but expect a few 70's thrown in there with the tons.
He's risky so I'd say, Yeo and Cripps are good options.
Might have to wait awhile for Danger.

Derek

Hibberd to Seedsman. That is about as Sideways as you can get

Rick Grimes

I've gone Hibbo to Cogs and running 5 on field def rooks. It's an odd season.

Wedge

True. Need to relax and wait and see what naughton as my E scores tonight and reassess hibberd tomorrow

Saundo

Guelfi for Garlett or Mirra for Naughton?

Rick Grimes

Naughton is up and running now, isn't he? 3 round ave of 67, or thereabouts. Reckon he has cash left to make and may be an unnecesary trade. I could be, and often am, wrong.

Russty_

Nah I think you're right there Rick, Naughton doesn't need to go yet.

Luke

Thinking of going Cripps VC good option tonight? Into danger C or just go with VC Dangerfield into Martin?

TOPHAWK1

You could consider it, but I prefer going Danger into Fyfe. Fyfe could go huge again in Perth against the eagles.

Russty_

Yeah Hawk, the Derby over here is always a big game day.

Dean

Go Cripps mate then you can just sit back after he scores 130+

D_I_L_D_O_R

You smart man

Dean

Does anyone know Naughtons BE?

Russty_

7 with a projected score of 55 Dean.

Dale

1: goldy to nicnat
Or
2: hibberd to Simpson/yeo

Already done Garlett to guelfi

Maverick_

Get on nicnat While still cheap enough. Plenty of defenders to fix hibberd with down the track. I just don’t trust yeo even though his almost a bargain.

Alex

Trade L Keefe or L Murphy for Mirra

Russty_

Keefe first I reckon, just deadwood on the bench.

BadgerHoney7

Keefe, Murphy to be back soon I reckon

The Ranger

Depends how you’re using Keefe Alex, hes almost my fav rookie so far as I’ve been looping him every week and he’s won me a few league games and is my vc loophole this week.
If you’re after cash generation he sucks.

TOPHAWK1

I agree with Russty. Punt Keefe. Murphy on the bubble and more likely to play sooner.

TOPHAWK1

Naughton has a be of 7. Plenty of cash for the taking there.

Russty_

Went the double downgrade this week, Ryan to Guelfi and Garlett to Higgins, will probably lose most of my League games again but it had to be done..burning through the trades though ugh!

cashcows

Doing the same.

Hibbo and Garlett to Mirra and Higgins, will end up with a war chest of 538k.
I'll be able to loophole Mirra and Naughton so that'll do nicely with 1 ""premo"" less.

Possible bang bang next week with brayshaw and banfield.

Russty_

Good stuff cows, gotta plan ahead to make the big moves.

Crowboy94

I went Hibberd to Simpson and Garlett to Guelfi
250k in the bank now

Russty_

Can't argue with that Crowboy, painted the fence nicely.

HumanBob

Will you ever trust Higgins enough to start him on field Russty? If not why get him? he will need to be traded out to realise any profit so he's costing you 2 trades.
Why not use the profit from Ryan to the Elf to fix one of your mid/premo gambles that didn't workout. You will have to do it at some stage and it wont hurt if you do it fast like a band aid

Sandyf62

Nearly the same Russty, went Hibbo > Higgins by moving Coffield to defence, Higgins then went to the fwd line by moving Trac to the mid bench. Garlett > Guelfi on field due to Buddy's injury.

The Ranger

Top work Kev, good onya

johnno2908

A) Bonner and Naughton to Yeo and Guelfi and $7.7k in the bank.
B) Bonner and Venables to Higgins and Guelfi and $302k in the bank for next week?
Unfortunately have to make the decision tonight trading Naughton out. Currently 25 trades left, but only $59.5k in the bank.

Defying_Madness

Bonner and Venables to Mirra and Guelfi?

Russty_

Option B I'd say, make some money…or Mirra as DM said.

johnno2908

If I bring Mirra in it means I would have to field Mirra or Naughton which is not ideal.

Sc_Wow

Good luck this week Ruusty
I’ve got you in lmr league

Russty_

Cheers Wow..I think I'll need it!…lol, there are 4100 coaches better than me and you're one of em.

BadgerHoney7

Duman over Mirra, praying this works.

Russty_

Why take the risk?…Freo out for the round 14 Bye and Hawks are playing. Mirra should make some good money too.

BadgerHoney7

Mirra job security is questionable.

Sc_Wow

As is dumans

Will

ZGL or Higgins community?

Andy

Neale anyone?

Finnius

Only one downgrade for me this week, Garlett to Higgins. The rookies are looking incredible (Guelfi, Mirra etc.) – but I simply have no one who I am willing to trade as yet. There are so many bubble boys each week that I think missing out on Guelfi and Mirra isn't going to be the end of the world. Don't want to waste a trade for 80k when I can get 110k out of it next week and equally good rookies (Duman, Cole etc.), as well as a heap more named this week. We can't get them all and I think that trading gratuitously this early in the season will only lead to heartbreak at the end when we need that extra trade and the 50k in the kitty doesn't matter nearly as much.

Holty01

Im a bit the same finn. Garlett to Higgins. Got Murphy i could trade for Mirra but dont really trust he will make me quick money.

Jeff

Which two rookies should i trade out out of:

Murphy, Brayshaw, Garlett, Venables, O'Connor

Thinking of bringing in Mirra and Guelfi at this stage but am not fully decided with Higgins or Langdon still in the realm of possibility.

hedski

I'm pretty torn here fellas.
I've locked in Garlett to Guelfi.
I think I'll let Higgins slip, only have D.Fog to trade to him, not really worth it for $40k and I don't see his js as too solid.
I'm stuck whether to go Naughton to Mirra and bank the $150k or hold him and maybe look at Duman next week.
Have Murphy too bit same as D.Fog not worth trading for $40k, reckon he'll play soon and start mooing.
Dogs have Carlton, Suns and Lions next 3 games so can see Naughton making some more cash, but Mirra might be to hard to pass up.
45 minutes to decide…….

Finnius

I'm holding Hedski. In the same situation as you – I just don't think that Mirra is worth it. Will make 150k sure, but so will plenty of other rookies that we are looking at in the coming weeks. Naughton is getting into his groove and I think he can push up towards 300k. Has much better JS than Mirra as well.

Russty_

Hey hed, I think Fogarty's a bust mate, 3 scores in the 40's and might not even get another game, I'd bring Higgins in and cut my loses, wouldn't trade Naughton yet cause I reckon he's still finding his way and had good JS.

HumanBob

Naughton is a bench player his job was to make $ he did his job, slaughter the chubby little steak monster

hedski

Ha ha. Well there's 3 different opinions to make my decision harder. 👍
If I bring in Mirra I'll have to play him for Siciflog this week instead of Naughton, should score similar.
$270k in the kicker for an upgrade next week is mighty tempting….aarrghh.

Russty_

Mine's the best though LOL, Fog came in to replace Walker and Failed..bigtime, can't see a place in the side for him anytime soon, being the big Power forward type..they already have a spud like that, Walker.

hedski

I figured if I could do the trade with a minute to go I'd do it or miss it……
Trade went thru.
Playing you in Up there Cazaly this week Russty, game on bud.

Russty_

Good luck this week mate, I'll probably get flogged by everyone this week, but it's all a bit of fun ay!

Russty_

Cripps is doing all-right for ya in the first…44 points, gotta love that.

hedski

Shoulda vcd him!!

Finnius

Naughton killing it atm Hedski…

hedski

Thanks Finn, yes its a nice kick in the nuts, but I'll just soldier on and pocket the cash.
Watch Mirra pull out a 12 now.

Russty_

Can I have a free kick in the nuts too Hedski? lol

Russty_

P.S, Cripps only 15 points in the second quarter lol

hedski

He's doin OK now, 100 at 3 qtr time.

Dano

Gday Community, thoughts on a trade from Holman to Robbie Gray?
Cheers

Whatyasmokin

Not worth it, wait till after the bye

Chicken

Cripps this week and Sicily next week or Merrett this week McLean next?

Joe T

Has anyone heard any more news on Buddy's injury? Sydney have only ruled him out for this week but I've read rumours of it being closer to a 3-4 week injury.

If that's the case he's gotta go (considering Mundy as a nice POD) but haven't seen anything conclusive on Buddy's injury.

HumanBob

Don't trade Buddy you got him knowing that he'd dig up a few potatoes and maybe miss a couple of games and it's happened.
I always start him but consider him as a fwd loophole option because you can't predict if he'll get 175 or 35. You need him in the back half of the season to be competitive

Joe T

Yeah id love to hold him but anything more than 2 weeks is too long to hold this early in the season. And i dont mind picking him up later in the year again if it comes to it.

Definitely picked him up knowing his scores would be up and down though so dont mind that

Saundo

Is it worth holding Greene?

Lazza

Hold him this week.. will know Tuesday how long he will be out …

nvol

Naughton to Mirra

or

Fogarty to Higgins

Ja191

fog to higgins, naughton will continue to make money for a bit longer – fogarty wont make anything not playing

Fred

Whats a higher priority guys. Trading Tracca for Mclean/Gray, or bringing in Mirra or higgins for garlett?

AdsyAA

Decisions decisions! Do I:

1. Fix up my rookies – namely Garlett to Guelfi (don't like Higgins JS) and Naughton to Mirra, giving me approx 250k cash for premium upgrades next week (see below)

2. Fix up my prems – Josh Kelly who I held onto due to other pressing issues last week but who to? And also Buddy who I traded in last week #facepalm. Minimal cash but thinking Kelly to Cripps and Buddy to Robbie Gray or Lids.

3. One of both – one Rookie from Option 1 and one prem from Option 2. Suggestions of whom on each line welcomed!

Leaning towards Option 2 for extra points in my league (short term fix) but extra cash would be really helpful for those mid pricers like Bonner, T.Kelly, Stephenson coming up for picking around bye time. Any help appreciated!

Vinny

Traded pig hibberd for witherden. Someone stop my gut feeling

Russty_

He's looking pretty good Vinny, go for it.

Brock

Do I trade Bonner to Yeo or Bonner to Higgens. If I trade to Yeo then I have to wait two weeks to get Danger in but if I trade to Higgins then I can get Danger in next week. Currently ranked 33 so going for overall ranking.

johnno2908

First of all, great ranking! Could be a good week to move up even higher. Yeo and get the points, and hope lots of the blokes above you are missing Franklin, Sicily, Greene etc? Yeo looks to be back in the guts. And of course, hopefully he ins't a late out.

StevoRivo

Murphy to Higgins via Coffield, swinging Petracra to mid bench. Left with 26 trades & $265k.

JJJ

comparing Oliver and Z merret, is Oliver 6point per game worth 100K extra?

Defying_Madness

Why did I bring in McLean last week?
Never touching a bulldog again, they are all welcome on the never again list

TOPHAWK1

McLean better get his ar-rse into gear. If he keeps this up, I will abandon him as a trade up target. Shocking start.

Defying_Madness

This is what I get for chasing points. I remember saying I wouldn't pick him preseason but his form was too hard to ignore. Hurts even more because he could have been Gray.

Russty_

Early days fellas, he could still end up with a decent score.

TOPHAWK1

I know how you feel mate. Its so bloody infuriating. He still has 3 quarters to play. Let's see what he produces in the second quarter.

Finnius

did the same mate. Spewing I didn't get Robbie Gray.

AuroraBorealis?!

I initially had Gray in my side but reversed the trade last minute and went with Mclean, should've listened to my gut. That being said its still early in the game and he could end up scoring well

Finnius

Interestingly has a very low TOG. Only at 66% at HT.

Defying_Madness

Very interesting, how does it compare to his other games?

AuroraBorealis?!

84%, 77%, 77%, 78%, 82% for rounds 1 – 5 respectively.

Finnius

hopefully he cranks it up in the second half.

AuroraBorealis?!

Yeah fingers crossed, although 46 at half time isn't a bad score, can easily go 110+ if he plays well in the second half.

Russty_

On 47 at half time…all is good for Toby owners 🙂

Russty_

You'll be right mate, no need to panic, even though you're in the panic room, McClean on 88 at 3/4 time, will probably ton up nicely for you.

Defying_Madness

Yeah I am used to things going terribly this year so I might have gone a bit early haha

Whatyasmokin

111 SC points…….

HumanBob

Phillips is doing well enough for Kreuz to have another week off

Russty_

Philips doing very well Bob on 43 at half time.

HumanBob

But is only a pasty pomme and Tom "I was great as a Junior and in a GF" Boyd that he has as opposition

HumanBob

Forwards nightmare round already. Instead of downgrading to two rooks I might grab lids and Gray and get 220pts back on everybody

BlueBaggerJosh

Went Cripps vc over Danger, going good so far

AuroraBorealis?!

I just completely forgot that you cant reverse trades during the lockout, went Billings to Gray to see how it looked even though it goes against every fibre of my (supercoach) being, i guess its permanent now. Sorry to all Gray owners, he'll go down with an ACL this week

Russty_

Good trade I reckon mate…be proud!

AuroraBorealis?!

I just despise sideways trading (although going off current form this is a bit of an upgrade). Billings to average 105+ from now on and i'll be trading him in by the end of the season, guaranteed.

Russty_

Billings might average 105 for 3 weeks, but then he'll average 55 for the 3 weeks after that. Still a good call I think.

AuroraBorealis?!

I appreciate the vote of confidence Russty haha

Russty_

Saints are shit mate. .don't have any confidence in them, they'll get flogged every second week.

Defying_Madness

I am temped to put some money on the Saints beating my Hawkers this week

HumanBob

Not sideways greeny. billings is transitionioning from tuber to footballer gray is already a footballer

Russty_

What's a tuber Bob?

HumanBob

root vegetable or humourous brass instrument I can't remember russty. Do you know where i can find that google guy who runs the internet?

Rick Grimes

Gray will go huge. Billings is a rollercoaster and annoying as all F.