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HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED Round 7

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Forget Dusty, Danger and Titch, we have a new uber SuperCoach premium on the block.

Bulldogs midfielder Jackson McRae has been in white hot form so far in 2018 and his monster 189 SC against the Suns on Saturday confirmed his status in the upper echelon of SuperCoach premiums.

McRae is now a must-have in the midfield and his season average now sits at a mouth-watering 132 after seven matches.     

Another indifferent round saw plenty of mixed scores with some coaches struggling to crack the 2000 barrier and other pushing up past 2300.

The Heroes

Jackson Macrae (189 SC) had arguably the best match of his AFL career for the Dogs on Saturday. 26 of his 40 possessions were contest, while he also had 12 clearances and eight tackles. He has now punched out scores of 120, 142, 131, 103, 98, 141 and now 189 so far in 2018. Teammate Toby McLean (149 SC) also had a day out, finishing with 32 touches, 13 tackles and seven clearances.

Nat Fyfe (142 SC) is well and truly back to the form he displayed during his Brownlow year. The bloke is simply a beast. 26 out his 33 possessions were contested and he had 12 clearances playing in the guts all match. A great captaincy option. Teammate Aaron Sandilands (144 SC) wound back the clock with 48 hit outs to smash out a monster score, while fellow Docker Lachie Neale (123 SC) also had a solid match.

With Paddy Dangerfield playing sore, Joel Selwood (135 SC) was enormous on Friday night for Geelong. He finished with 26 possessions, seven marks and nine tackles while teammate Mitch Duncan (134 SC) had 33 disposals, 16 contested possessions, eight marks and eight clearances.  

Max Gawn (127 SC) continued his magnificent recent form and remains the second highest averaging player in the game behind McRae. He’s banged out scores of 151, 168 and 127 in the past three weeks and is monstering his opponents in the ruck. Tom Mitchell (127 SC) is back to his best after a couple of down weeks and should consistently keep smashing out 130s.

Clayton Oliver (124 SC) and Matt Crouch (122 SC) are both excellent young players who specialise in contested ball and are firmly in the mix to finish as top 10 midfielders by the end of the season. Crows half back Rory Laird (120 SC) has been the best defender this season by a country mile, while Jack Redden (134 SC) will continue to get plenty of midfield time in West Coast’s engine room following an injury to Luke Shuey.  

Other significant scores: Ed Curnow (136 SC), Jack Darling (134 SC), Richard Douglas (132 SC), Jack Graham (131 SC), Tom Phillips (131 SC), Jesse Hogan (130 SC), Shaun Higgins (123 SC), Mason Wood (123 SC), Jordan De Goey (121 SC).

The Villains

Giants midfielder Stephen Coniglio (64 SC) had his first down game for season 2018 but can be forgiven given his prolific start. Still got plenty of the pill but wasn’t very efficient.

Zach Merrett (72 SC) was marked by James Cousins and his ability to handle a tag is becoming a significant concern. He’s not worth trading yet but keep a close eye on his scores for the next couple of matches.

Freo pair Luke Ryan (61 SC) and David Mundy (51 SC) are PODs and looked to be solid options a few weeks ago. But they have showed their true colours recently. The same can be said for Saints defender Shane Savage (72 SC).

Christian Petracca (40 SC) looked severely underdone in his return from a finger injury and is struggling to develop the aerobic capacity to spend long stints in the midfield. Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams (45 SC) also looked out of sorts after returning from injury.

The Redeemers

After some disgusting scores in the 30s earlier in the year, Dayne Zorko (164 SC) was back in a big way on Sunday. Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley isn’t a big fan of tagging (just ask Tom Mitchell) and he allowed Zorko to completely get off the leash at the Gabba. He finished with 34 touches, 10 tackles and four goals and in a complete display.

Speaking of being back, Josh P Kennedy (150 SC) has produced consecutive 120+ scores after a pair of returns under 60 the fortnight before. He looks to be back to his contested best.  

James Sicily (145 SC) is a gun, no doubt about it. He had 14 marks on Saturday and 23 of his 29 disposals were by foot. He looms as a must-have in either the forward or defensive lines but there is always a concern about demeanour as he’s been suspended twice already this season and doesn’t look to have calmed his aggressive approach.

After slow starts to the season Kane Lambart (120 SC) and Michael Hibberd (99 SC) continue to try and redeem themselves, but the damage may have already been done.

The Prodigies

There’s little doubt who this season’s Rookie of the Year is. Tim Kelly (114 SC) is averaging over 100 – a significant effort for a rookie – and had 30 possessions on the weekend to register yet another three-figure score. Some were lucky enough to loop hole the score of Cats defender Jack Henry (114 SC), who had 11 marks on Friday night and looks to have cemented his spot in the side.

West Coast defender Tom Cole (88 SC) is proving he’s a reliable on-field option in defence, while teammate Willie Rioli (109 SC) should continue to score well after being granted extra time in West Coast’s engine room.

Collingwood pair Jaidyn Stephenson (84 SC) and Sam Murray (76 SC) were solid, while Tiger cub Jack Higgins (78 SC) will make his owners plenty of coin.

Bubble boys: Charlie Spargo (78 SC), Ben Ronke (66 SC), Oscar McInerny (65 SC), Flynn Appleby (57 SC), Kobe Mutch (52 SC), James Worpel (33 SC), Jack Petruccelle (33 SC), Nic Shipley (7 SC).

First gamers: Brad Scheer (69 SC), Brayden Crossley (63 SC), Lachie Keefe (51 SC), Matt Eagles (48 SC), Charlie Ballard (33 SC).

Other scores: Aaron Naughton (77 SC), Billy Gowers (76 SC), Adam Cera (75 SC), Paddy Dow (74 SC), Cam Rayner (73 SC), Esava Ratugolea (73 SC), Nick Holman (70 SC), Tom Doedee (68 SC),Lachlan Fogarty (66 SC),  Bayley Fritsch (65 SC), Harry McKay (63 SC), Jeremy Finalyson (62 SC),  Andrew Brayshaw (62 SC), Jordan Cunico (62 SC), Cam O’Shea (62 SC), Nic Coffield (59 SC), Zac Bailey (55 SC), Tim English (53 SC), Darcy Fogarty (52 SC), Dom Barry (52 SC), Jordan Gulluci (51 SC), Bailey Banfield (50 SC), Jarrod Garlett (48 SC), Hunter Clark (48 SC), Mitch Crowden (41 SC), Taylin Duman (39 SC),  Lochie O’Brien (37 SC), Ed Richards (35 SC).

 

The Damned

If you’re still holding Riley Bonner (62 SC), it’s time to pull the trigger. He’s not going to generate any more cash with scores like this.

Ruck pair Todd Goldstein (77 SC) and Matt Kruezer (62 SC) are nowhere near their best and should be punted for Brodie Grundy.

Jack Billings (57 SC) appears to be scared of getting the pill at the moment for fear he might miss another goal, so woeful has his conversion rate been this year. He didn’t even have a shot on goal this week.

Allen Christiansen (61 SC) has made his owners some cash but appears to be stagnating now and should be upgraded to a premo.

 Who are your heroes and villains from the round? 

 

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BockChoy

Lambert's current average of 89.5 is higher than his 2017 (86.0). A slow start but has redeemed and even provided a small profit.

BoltonsBlues

One of the following becomes Sicily, who is it?
Doedee
Finlayson
Murray
Fisher
Tracca

SC_Sixty_6

Finlayson

PJ King

Finlayson

JohnDJ59

Tracca

Rabbits16

finlayson

Holty01

Finlayson

INPieman

Think your right Big Carl it's time to squash that Bundy can & recycle the useless prick

Noah

Should i option 1: trade banfield for spargo and finlayson to sicily?
Option 2 banfield to spargo and billings to sicily or other?
any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Def ; Laird, Simpson,Finlayson,Doedee,Murray, Naughton; Bench: murphy keefe

Mid: Titch, Danger,Merret,Coniglio,cripps dusty, oliver , t kelly Bench: banfield Higgins Barry

Ruc Gawn, Martin: Olango

FWD: Heeney,Gray,Devon Smith, Billings, Henry, Fristch. Bench: ZGL, Guelfi

63 k left

Noah

or billings to spargo then upgrade to premo defender

INPieman

Get rid of Billings. Whether it's to Spargo Sicily or Josh Bootsma get rid of him

Stirlsy

Bought him into team round 2 cos i had the extra coin saw it was a mistake after 2 games traded to Gray end of rnd 4. The move I should of made was Gray in round 2 I had him in team all preseason but because he missed Rnd 1 he was left out.

INPieman

Also went Billings to Gray a few weeks ago Stirlsy. No regrets

jeff

josh bootsma classic!

The Ranger

Love ya work, thanks Carl.
Jackie Mac is my hero for the season so far, its nice when a POD pick comes off.
I'm up to my knees in Walpamur Fence Finish at the moment, Clarry last week, Matty C this week and Simmo next week then it's down tools until the byes.

INPieman

Picked up JMac last week Ranger. Star. Shout out to Rooster I think it was that put the VC on him. Probably still walking around full mongrel

The Ranger

More fence painting this week Pieman?
Plenty of fat rookies, plenty of fresh ones too, and all at the same time as there's plenty of premos who have shed a few bucks.
Happy days.

INPieman

The Nic Nat news may change things Ranger. Otherwise fence paint for sure. P*ss Bundy off

The Ranger

I thought that he might get away with it seeing as Amon got straight back up and took the free kick.
I've got English as cover thankfully.
Probably shouldn't have said that out loud, he'll get dropped now.

Stirlsy

You think they challenge it, I'm still trying to work out the high contact from MRP

TIGESB2B

Hmmm. Bont a late out. Who to sub out of Holman J.Higgins and Graham. Holman in Ballarat? – be too cold; Graham – nah, Dimma keeps using him as a tagger; so Higgo it was. 78. Not bad for a rook, but not quite 131. Damn you, Dimma!!

TIGESB2B

Oh, sorry to all the Cripps owners, and to those with JOM: you're welcome.

Greg

Feel like I'm in a constant stage of downgrading rather than upgrading at the moment – will be likely making two downgrades this week, Garlett to Spargo and Holman to Mutch.

Have lots of areas to fix/improve (still running Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, have Kelly at M7, Goldstein, Billings), but feel like I need to build the bank given the rookies on the table at the moment.

Thankfully Henry coming through with the goods pushes him closer to a Gray trade in Round 11 but keep feeling like I'm treading water at the moment.

25 trades and 110k – any suggestions other than double downgrade?

Laird, Simpson, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Mirra, Murphy)
Danger, Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Kelly, Holman (Dow, Brayshaw, Barry)
Gawn, Goldy (Olango)
Heeney, Dahlhaus, Smith, Billings, Fritsch, Henry (Garlett, Guelfi)

SC_Sixty_6

Do a downgrade to get Spargo in, then instead of Mutch, get a premium in. Holman, Murray, Doedee, FInlyason, Garlett can all be traded.

Sc_Wow

How’s your rank fake boy?

SC_Sixty_6

Moved into the top 1000 this week, better and better every week. Wouldn't have this success without your wonderful advice.

Sc_Wow

Couldn’t be bothered making your own name?

Whatsinaname

As opposed to sc world of [email protected]?

SCwowblowie

i reckon you'd give a great blowie ill ask your boyfriend

SCblowie

Hi im a middle aged sad man my name is SC_Sixty6…

Russty_

Go play with yourself mate….you're not contributing anything positive here, isn't there a violent PS4 game calling to you?

homosexualSC

I heard a rumour that the real SC_Sixty_6 wears womens underwear (fishnets) and enjoys showing his stockings off to Sc_Wow who's married but frequently struggles to get it up with Mrs Wow as he consumed with thoughts about SC.

Keep up the good work fake SC these two are just flogs simple as that.

Mrs SC

agree

Tibor

This all comes down to having a shit team. Maybe you could take some advice from Wow and 66. After all those fukheads are gods here, so they say.

Russty_

Can't be in too much of a constant state of downgrading if you've only done 5 trades, I've done 10…5 is just doing a couple of trades.

PJ King

Macrae, not McRae

Connor

Traded Dusty in at $660,600 in Round 5 (was averaging 134) for Josh Kelly.
Since then, he is averaging 89 over 3 games and already dropped to $96,000 with a breakeven of 162…
Was gonna POD Macrae too (was $616,000 and since then has a 3 game average of 143).
Why do my trades always backfire???

Corey

I traded in Dusty three weeks ago too mate I understand your feeling

Kkk

Unlucky! Know how you feel connor, i knew zorko was going to go big this week. Watch billings go big next week because i trade him.

Lazza

What are you planning this week , I'll do the opposite .. 🙂
Only kidding Connor, many of us have fallen foul to flash performances .. whether early or after we've traded … like Zorko this week.. I traded Zorko to Zerret … $ for $ I thought it would be a good trade … and zappo….
Martin was in my sights … I'm waiting … post bye's now …
hopefully you have plenty of trades left .. I do because I thought I didn't need correctives after R3 … WRONG !!!!
So as long as I make the final 8 I will come home strong … for me only the cash leagues count now … and I'm thereabouts. (won them all last year).

Connor

rookies for me this week Lazza – you should be safe :')

Russty_

It's not backfiring Connor, you got the right players in, they're just a bit out of form at the moment, stick fat and all will come good mate, the worm will turn, I paid full price for Danger, Dusty, Mitchell and Oliver…lol, and….loving it.

BrownlowBoy

Nic Nat suspended for a week.

INPieman

F*ck

Stirlsy

Puts a spanner in the works for me, inside top 1000 don't want to take a 0 CHALLENGE I call..

INPieman

Just outside the top 1k so need a back up plan. Can't afford a donut

Tibor

He's black so the dopey f*ck won't get off.

Gsal

Finlayson and banfield out to spargo and danger

Which will leave me with 19 trades 166k banked

Mids will be danger dusty titch oliver cripps coniglio fyfe and t.kelly (spargo,brayshaw,coffield)

Yay or nay or is there any other options?

Ranked 16532
2255 rd7

JohnDJ59

You could wait another two weeks for Danger Gsal, he's still going down in price, I'd be looking at Crouch this week. Ask yourself, if Danger wasn't named Danger and you looked at his scores, would you even want to trade him in at the moment.

redherringfc

I’d wait on Danger, bring him in as your last midfield upgrade for Kelly. He looks like he has a lot of money to drop still. Scott hinted last week on AFL 360 that he was playing sore and it was causing him concern.

I’d go for Crouch this week.

JEL

OUT Finlayson IN Hurley
OUT Banfield IN Spargo

Need to start adding some premos to my Def.
Still have 3 spots back there to look at.
The early rookies are starting to wobble, and the likes of Murray, Doedee & Naughton are close to the end of the line.

Holty01

Agree with Murray. Naughton i feel still has good money to make. Doedee depends on this weekend. He is averaging 84 so im not in any rush to offload him at present

JEL

SC estimates Naughton & Doedee both have ~$50k to make, so for me that puts them in the zone.
They're not top of the list to cull, but on the list if trades need to be done.

Multi_

Daniher out for 4-6 weeks, could Hurley be moved forward? Would kill his scoring

Andrew

Macrae M Crouch or JPK?
Macrae best for my bye structure but boy does he cost some big ones
Leaning towards M Crouch at the moment would love to hear your thoughts community.

Holty01

Im going JPK. Crouch is a solid option but reluctant to bring in Crows players with all these hammy problems going on. Macrae is having a fantastic year but i still have doubts he will keep it up. If he does continue however ill be well behind the 8ball

b_sh3p

Will JPK drop a fair bit when hanners is back?

James

Anyone know if Josh Kelly is expected back this week?

seen_burns

Should be this week

SC_Sixty_6

Find out Thursday night

Doc

The real sixty6 could tell us right now mate😉

Dean

Both Greene and Kelly will miss this week

Dominic Haley

I think at this stage I'll be sticking with Billings. He's young and can still turn things around, I have faith! Right now I have a few downgrade options: Waterman, Banfield and Finlayson (in mid) sticking out right now as I can trade one to Spargo and upgrade one of the mids to Crouch. What are people's thought's on downgrading from either Finlayson or Waterman to Spargo? leaning towards Waterman right now but that extra cash from Finlayson is tempting.

I think the smart decision is to wait on Danger until he get's the big score we know he's capable of. He'll keep going down the next few weeks until he drops the bomb and that's when I'll pounce.

JohnDJ59

Agree on Danger, not on Billings.

Speedy_Cerviche

I would be downgrading Finlayson he has peaked, take the cash. Waterman can still make a little bit more.

The Ranger

Finlayson would be the one to move on Dom.
Waterman still has a BE of 33 so you can squeeze another week out of him.

Dominic Haley

Beautiful, will make the move on Waterman next week if things go to plan!

BadgerHoney7

As if Nic Nat gets suspended for that!

Dominic Haley

Absolutely graved me and my plans for this week :'(

BadgerHoney7

Hope they challenge, no stretch in imagination is that a week, absolute joke and poor from the MRP, they're getting worse with that flog Michael Christiansen.

Dominic Haley

If he challenges, you would think he gets off.. not much there at all. Let's just pray WCE aren't conservative.

Rabbits16

they will be challenging it and id reckon he will be ok

Stirlsy

Yep absolute crap, big ruckman aren't allowed to tackle now, but you can go around whacking them in the guts and get a 2k fine.
Reading the report it says high contact but im failing to see that.

redherringfc

I think he needs a rest anyway.

Nothing to do with the fact I own Lycett and I want one last week out of him before I pull the trigger.

Phil

Haha I'm with you redherring, love to see Lycett rucking solo with a chop out from McGovern. Might score well enough to delay his upgrade another fortnight. Perth to Sydney's a long trip, perfect time to rest the big fella

SC_Donkey

It is what it is, I'm just gonna take it in chin and cop a donut this week. I have Pendle who might not play this week, can't cover them all. Oh Well!!

Lazza

I disagree with most … his intent from the time he took off was to bury him … the guy was on the boundary, only had to grab him to get a holding the ball free, but elected to bury him face first into the turf .. in the back and all … watch it again … Nic Nat went at 100 MPH no care whatsoever .. my first thought was .. reported – 1 week.

Jono

Hey Big Carl, another awesome article, keep up the great work!! My team scored 2,108 this week!! The trade I’m doing this week is Banfield out and Spargo in!! After this trade I will have $698,700 k in the bank!! My team is as follows;

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

Mids: Dangerfield,Dusty,Mitchell,Fyfe,T.Kelly, Holman,Coffield,Spargo. (Garlett,Barry,England)

Rucks: Gawn and Nic Nat (Cameron)

Forwards; Robinson,Smith,Billings,Rayner, Stephenson,Fritsch. (Buddy and Crowden)

Any thoughts for my team?

Who should I consider for captain and vice captain this round?

Cheers Jono Carroll

Speedy_Cerviche

With all that cash I would bring a premo in. Maybe Holman to Matt Crouch? Good value at $533k

James

Holman to JPK
JPK sub $500k is hard to ignore

Jono

Thanks for the suggestions James and Speedy, I already have enough players from the rd14 bye so I probably won't get another player from that bye round!!

Jim_bob321

Who is more important, Macrae or Mclean for this week…
Have Bont in the midfield, forward consists of Buddy, Gray, Sicily, Smith, Spargo and Henry..
Need the community's assistance, cheers

pasta stRayner

Missed the boat on Macrae now, trading in players above $600k is around their peak price and in my opinion asking for trouble. The boast has sailed, hope he has a stinker around the byes and trade him in then.

Raver_dave

Who are the favorite bubble boys this week? Looking to do a double downgrade this week. Current trade is:
Out: Finlayson & Holman
In: Spargo & Mutch

This will leave me a big bank account of $923,000 for some aggressive upgrades over the next couple of weeks.

My only concern is job security of these rookies, any input community?

ToughBretts

I wouldn't double downgrade with that much in the bank, it's too much money sitting there doing nothing.
Downgrade Holman to Spargo, and make a full premo upgrade

Raver_dave

Changed my trade to:
Finlayson to spargo and Stephenson to McLean

Next week doedee becomes either hurley or yeo.

ToughBretts

Much smarter and safer

hedski

I'm not sure I can handle having Billings in my team any longer, probably can't afford to use a trade to go sideways but HE'S JUST SO SHITHOUSE.

Mystic_Mac

Jack Billings ruined my Sunday arvo. Don't think I can sit through a St Kilda game again.

KSinny

held him and put my faith in him for too long, Billings your OUT!!!!

INPieman

Whilst against all SC unwritten rules he's lost too much money to upgrade. Downgrade him & teach him a lesson. Reinvest the cash elsewhere. He's the 2018 Shaw

hedski

I can fling Siciflog fwd and get Hibbo in for chump change, reckon he's turned the corner, nice coulpa games coming up, would leave me $100k.
Have Holman to Spargo locked in.

Da_Boysh

personally i like Holman as bye cover

DavidC

Yep, early bye rookies are gold. Hold em til after the byes.

PeteB

He’s averaging 74 so not a premo, so how can he still be considered a sideways trade. Should have got rid of him several weeks ago.

hedski

I had many many more pressing issues Pete, otherwise he would have been gone 3 weeks ago.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Fair chance he plays magoos this week

Sooo happy I traded him to mclean early.

Whatyasmokin

Wouldnt consider it sideways his scoring is pitiful considering his starting price. He's had plenty of chances and set to bleed out further.

Crowboy94

Hey guys,

What POD forward and midfielder would people pick?

BrownlowBoy

Jelwood, Neale, Zorko, Treloar, Ed Curnow?

How big are your spuds?

Tom Phillips, Jack Martin

Crowboy94

Current team is:

Laird, Simpson, McGovern, Murray, Doedee, Naughton( Duman, Murphy)

Dangerfield, Mitchell, Fyfe, MacRae, Merrett, Kelly, Finlayson( Brayshaw, Holman, Barry)

Gawn, Nank

McLean, Heeney, Sicily, Billings, Higgins, Henry( Fritsch, Guelfi

Speedy_Cerviche

I'll add JPK and Matt Crouch. Both good value and not in many teams.

redherringfc

Billings and Zorko.

They’re both really cheap at the moment and hardly anyone, who knows what they’re doing, has either of them.

Whatyasmokin

Zorko was always going to come good proven scorer, not sure Billings can be classed as a proven premo though.

Jono

Maybe Mitch Robinson he is currently averaging 102!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Darling.
Redden

Andy

Who averages more, Yeo or Sicily?

SC_Sixty6

Biggest Villain of the week is Michael Christian. Head over to Twitter and give the flog what he deserves. Absolute disgrace. Use some common sense you flog! Tackle was fine. Just a free kick.

@Chrissto_21 is where you can find him.

INPieman

I don't think abusing him on twitter will help. Hopefully common sense prevails

TRIGGA_HAPPY

WC be mad not to challenge.

If you get a week for that may as well just play touch footy

If he slung him and his arms werre pinned fair enough but that was just a crunchimg tackle from the big eagle.

Rabbits16

get a room hahahahahaha

pasta stRayner

Does Ronke have decent job security? Any Sydney fans about?

nvol

He will most likely play this coming week. Job security isn't the greatest but he is playing well so should be rewarded. He's also a Melbourne boy so they would probably give him a game at the MCG.

Steeeve

Need more defence rookies to stand up (could Matt Eagles string a few games together???). Only option at this stage is Appleby and I can't see him holding his spot. I already have Murphy and Mirra on the bench, can't afford a third non-playing defender.

redherringfc

I’m hoping Keeffe can hold his spot for a few weeks, but don’t expect too much. At least I can use his dpp with Sicily.

SC_Sixty_6

When Lobb and Cameron are healthy, zero chance Keefe plays

Phil

Keefe?

Ja191

don't see keefe holding his spot for more than 3 weeks

TOPHAWK1

Anybody considering Angus Brayshaw? Tonned up on the weekend and is averaging 82 in his first 4 games back. Bargain price tag of $354K with MID/DEF swing. Thoughts?

WithAllDueRespect

Thinking the same for finlayson 👍

INPieman

Might be a concussion away from not playing again this season. Or ever again. He's not under-priced enough for that type of risk IMO

TOPHAWK1

Fair point Pieman. Might give that idea a miss. Cheers mate

Whatyasmokin

Sad but true, always liked him as a player.

Tyruddanaut

If you think an average of 82 will be top 10 mids… or 20 for that matter. But I don't. There are better options; Heath Shaw is averaging 90 for 439k. Geary averaged 90 before this week for 400k. Tom Cole is averaging 84 for 238k.

Marty

If you're after a cheap smoky Redden is averaging 111 the last three rounds

b_sh3p

High risk/reward but thinking about it. I could get him and zorko vs MacRae/rookie

StevoRivo

Well I was considering Finlayson & Garlett to Yep & Spargo.
Or even Holman & Finlayson to Macrae/Crouch & Spargo.
This NicNat news has thrown a spanner. Hope WC appeals.

TommyC99

Hey guys, i usually dont post my team but really stuck what to do this week. Want to bring in Crouch but really can't see how.

Def: Laird, Howe, Mills, Doedee, Murray, Naughton (Duman, Keeffe)
Mid: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Cogs, Kelly, Findlayson (Dow, Garlett, Barry)
Ruc: Gawn, Nic Nat (English)
Fwd: Heeney, Sicily, Smith, Tracca, Billings, Fristch (Henry, Guelfi)

Any thoughts and opinions highly appreciated!

SloanedogBillionaire

Tracca down to Spargo?
Then Cogs to Crouch?

TommyC99

Oh i didnt say how much i have in the bank. I have 28k. Cogs is going quite nicely atm, so feel like i'd be wasting a trade there

hedski

Dow to Spargo, swing him fwd then BILLINGS to Crouch. Same can be applied to Tracca.

TommyC99

Dow BE is only 27, still has money to make doesnt he? Other trade looks quite sound, im against trading "premos" but think it might just have to be done. Swapping one of those 2 to Crouch would mean i'd be pushing Findlayson to the bench.

Whatyasmokin

Bin billings or tracca, then finlayson to Crouch.

Tyruddanaut

Finlayson is far past his BE. Trade to Spargo.
Use the money to upgrade another player of your choosing

Phil

Billings to McLean or Holman/Brayshaw to Crouch?
Anyone know Holman & Brayshaws breakeven?

SloanedogBillionaire

You can check players BE here http://www.footywire.com

Warblegarble

21 trades, $21,700 bank.

DEF – Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray (Murphy, Keeffe)
MID – Fyfe, Macrae, Dangerfield, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, Kelly, Holman (Dow, Coffield, Barry)
RUC – Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)
FWD – Heeney, McLean, Sicily, Petracca, Fritsch, Giles-Langdon (Henry, Guelfi)

I want to start building up some cash now for upgrades, still plenty of rookies on the field (Doedee, FInlayson, Murray, Fritsch, ZGL). Certainly considering Holman -> Spargo straight away, but what other options exist?

Brock

Team is currently:

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Howe, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

MID: Fyfe, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, Oliver, Coniglio, Kelly, Finlayson (Holman, Brayhaw, Barry)

RUC: Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, Mclean, Mundy, Smith, Higgins, Henry (Fritsch, Guelfi)

24 trades left
100K in the bank
Currently ranked 45

For my first trade this week I will be downgrading Holman to Spargo to free up some cash. For my second trade I will be upgrading Finlayson to either Dangerfield or Crouch (Can't afford Macrae). Whichever one I don't get this round probably won't end up in my team this season unless injuries occur because for my last mid spot I am looking to get Macrae in for Kelly after he's had his bye.

In the next couple of weeks I'm going to be trying to get Hurley in and Franklin in when he returns from injury. Then I'll get Gray in after he's had his bye plus Yeo and Macrae during the bye rounds to finish my team. Also looking to upgrade Nankervis to either Ryder or Grundy during the byes. I want to try and be aggressive with my trades before and during the byes so I can have a full premo team before the byes end with the hope that I can get closer to the number 1 spot.

So to summariese all of this I pretty much just want to know if people think that Danger is going to be a must-have pick by season's end like he has been in past seasons.

TOPHAWK1

Nice ranking Brock! I agree with 66. Hold fire with Danger for now and get him in after the byes. It does not necessarily mean Crouch will not make your team as there are so many variables in play. Crouch might be a more attractive option than Macrea in 8 weeks time. Things change quickly. I always play for the "now" and see whats around the corner. Good luck for your push for the $50K. You are in the hunt bigtime.

Holty01

Great rank Brock and all that with still 24 trades remaining. Obviously scoring is very important to you right now and value is great to help get you to full premo quicker. With that, id seriously consider JPK for the time being. Great value, far better scoring potential then ur current M8 and that extra 140k savings over Danger should help with that quick upgrade to get Hurley next round. Danger i think is a must at some point. Even if you dont see JPK as a keeper by seasons end, you could upgrade him in a month as he will be sitting around 550k which would be very close to Dangers price id imagine.
Whatever you decide good luck to you.

Tyruddanaut

Choices, choices…..

This week I have to choose out of getting in a Def premium: Hurn or Howe
And cop a doughnut

Or get in an R3 rookie: Crossley or McInerny
And do three upgrades in the next two weeks

BlueBaggerJosh

Surely Eagles contend that

ToughBretts

Can't take a zero, and Crossley looks like the heir to Witts' throne. I'll be looking to get him in for season long ruck cover.

TOPHAWK1

Who to punt first out of these two flogs. Billings or Petracca? I am leaning Billings. Seems he is beyond redemption.

Considering trading Billings to Mutch or Ronke and then Finlayson to McLean via DPP. Then swing McLean forward to to take the place of Billings.

Tibor

Billings needs an afternoon at traccas house playing with the dogs

Rocksta

I have the same problem as you TH.
I really don’t want to sideways trade, but I’m just so sick of those two f*ck**g up my score everyweek, as I’m sure are you.
Not sure if I will pull the trigger, but if I do, it will be Tracca. He doesn’t look anywhere near it and definitely won’t get mid time as he isn’t fit enough.
Billings might come good I reckon.

PJ King

I know Petracca is "not injured", but he is. Billings isn't injured, he just needs to overcome a seeming fear of failure.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Watch team sheets for billings omission this week.🙈

BlueBaggerJosh

After seeing how he goes this week I'm thinking of trading Finlayson to mason wood (will settle him in at F6) via Sicily swing. Will be a true test to see if he does well against tigers, any North fans know if he plays SC friendly role, if he's injury prone etc??

Blueth

huge balls

meph

Very injury prone but is a gun if his body is right.

Finnius

bloke averaged 65 last year and has played 25 games in the last 3 years. That is a serious hail mary which I wouldn't stake my whole season on. The risk far outweighs the potential reward, for best case scenario he averages 95 and everyone else jumps on at about 500k, with about 50x less risk.

INPieman

Mason Wood has played 1 game this season. Great score but does he have great JS? One poor game & he's gone. I know this from Brad Scott last year. 1% chance of that working out

b_sh3p

Waite will come back in but i think zurhaar will get the chop before Wood. Injury is def his biggest issue

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Got wood in my draft
Finally got a gig!
Can play hope he stays around awhile.

NoLanguage

He's got the game to suit SC but it would take massive nuts to bring him in. Should be a regular in the side if he stays fit, so much talent

ToughBretts

Has a real habit of taking games off – he will be in my starting side in 2021 for sure, but he's green as grass

Da_Boysh

Hi All,

ranked around 300 need some advice
I think I need to double downgrade this week and deciding who to move on.. the candidates I am looking at are Doedee and Finlayson into Ronke through Sicily swing and Appleby.. what do you think is it too early to move on Doedee.. i Have Naughton and Richards but I figure they will give me some decent bye cover in the harsher rounds.

Is Ronke or Appleby not the real deal and is their JS rubbish because I cannot afford a hole in Def or Fwd the way things have been playing out.

Thanks

Whatyasmokin

What about Mutch?

Da_Boysh

might be the option if I dont go Ronke, I am after job security not really cash generation because I will need the cover once I burn my trades to get full premo

Rabbits16

nice rank da_boysh keep it up

mac_time

Hi all
Long time reader first time posting

I was away for first 3 weeks of season so missed out on early corrective trades.
Rank was at 45k but slowly worked up to 9k.

Laird Sicily McGovern Mills Doedee Murray ( Coffield Murphy )

Fyfe Danger Cripps Mitchell Coniglio Merrett T Kelly Holman ( Banfield Barry O'Conner )

Gawn Kruz ( English )

Heeney McLean Lambert Smith Petracca ZGL ( Fritsch Henry )

25 trades but only $6600 in bank.

I'm thinking double downgrade this week.
Holman/banfield or barry to spargo
Coffield/Murphy to appleby.

My question is am I being too stubborn hanging on to the likes of McG/Mills/Kruz and Petracca.
My thinking is give them until their byes and make a decision about them then.
Trades should not be a problem.

Any feedback welcome.

PJ King

I reckon Holman for Spargo. Spargo seems the only good option for rookies this week. Bit worried about the JS for Ronke.

Upgrade Petracca and be happy you don't have Billings.

Whatyasmokin

Banfield is done, Tracca is gonna bleed and cost you points going on recent performances. Mills/mcgov can be dealt with later, kruz u gotta have faith.

Could go Tracca to spargo and Banfield to Mutch if you prefer his JS chances, I like his chances of scoring better where he plays too.

Andy

Upgrading Finlayson to last midfield premier. Already have danger, Fyfe, Parker, Gibbs, Oliver, Cripps and marcher. Who to bring in, can’t afford McRae or Treloar?

TOPHAWK1

I presume "Marcher" is Tom Mitchell? You got to have him. If not, then ignore this post. Either Dusty or Matt Crouch for mine. Cheers mate.

PJ King

You already have Spargo?

Whatyasmokin

Titch, good price for his average and is going to have another big year by the looks.

NoLanguage

Dusty

CalebCripps922

Upgrading Holman this week. Oliver or Crouch to bring in?

TOPHAWK1

Oliver for mine. Crouch has only just got back from that 4 week hammy spell on the sidelines. Perhaps hold off for a bit on him. I will get Crouch in 2-3 weeks if he can stay on the park.

Holty01

Agreed Hawk. Reluctant to pick any Crows players at present until im confident no more hammys ate going to ping

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Im going crouch.
As oliver has rd 13 bye will bring him in rd 14 to cover rd 14 bye for kelly.
Also viney back this week may/may not impact him.
Gawn/viney was the best 1-2 in the game.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Righto lads sage like required.
Bringing in crouch. (Fullstop)
To do that options are:
Trade garlett or holman. Thinking garlett he is just about topped out holman higher ceiling can whack him on the bench trade at his bye.
But to who? (I have spargo)
Mutch or worpel in mids or ronke up fwd?
If a mid will flick spargo fwd F6.
If ronke – ronke, henry or Fritsch at F6 with spargo at M9?

TOPHAWK1

Who are you trading out after that to get Crouch Trigga?

To your earlier question, worried about Worpel after his effort this week. Especially after trading in Mirra a few weeks ago and getting the chop. (After much better performances) Mutch is another one. Has not really set the world on fire, but might have OK JS. Ronke could be the next Mirra when Buddy and another few players come back into that side.

If you really want Matty Crouch, (I want him too) and you had to chose one of those three rooks, its Ronke.

That's the best I can come up with Trigga. Good luck!

NoLanguage

Yeah would probably go Ronke out of those. Mutch and Worpel didn't set the world on fire

Andre

Team is currently: need help!!!!

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Yeo, finalysion, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

MID: Fyfe, Cripps, Mitchell, Martin, barry, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman (brodie, Banfield, coffield)

RUC: Gawn, Nic nat (Cameron)

FWD: Heeney, Mclean, petrecca , Smith, firstch, fogarty (crowden, ahern)

21 trades left
323K in the bank

NoLanguage

I'd be downgrading Banfield to Spargo and going Brodie up to a premium. Non scoring rookie up to a Matty Crouch or JPK is the way to go

AuroraBorealis?!

Holman to Oliver and Parker to Crouch

or

Holman to Oliver and Finlayson to Appleby

Im leaning toward option 2 at this point because Finlayson is nearing his peak and i cant see any DEF rookies on the bubble in the next few weeks, also if prices don't fluctuate too much then next week i should have enough to go Parker to Crouch and Doedee to Hurley/Simpson.

Noah

Should i upgrade t kelly to crouch, or get rid of finlayson and wait another week for crouch?

NoLanguage

If Kelly is your main trade target atm you're doing better than everyone else Noah! I would hold Kelly the bloke pumping out tons like they're going out of fashion

b_sh3p

Don't trade kelly

Tommo

This week I’m going Finlayson and Holman to Ronke and Spargo.
Then next week will be a double upgrade with $550k in the bank after these trades

Russty_

I'm a bit concerned about Ronke keeping his spot when Buddy gets back Tommo.

TOPHAWK1

One straight switch this week. Christian Petracca- OUT Toby McLean- IN. Damn that feels so good!!!!

That's another flog out of the way. Thank FFT….

Christensen out for Sicily last week. Let's hope this move will yield similar rewards.

Not interested in any rooks. Went early on Spargo last week. I will let Ronke slide (JS?) with Buddy and a few other big names due to return soon for the Swans.

Leaves me with 22 juicy trades.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good trade hawk but cost u $100k.

TOPHAWK1

I don't care Trigga. It's worth every cent IMO.

In fact, after next week McLean will likely be worth $30K more and Petracca $30K less if their BE's are any indication. Net loss then hopefully only $40K . And plenty more points!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Just stirring hawk.
Reckon that was one of my best trades-billings – mclean for $ change.

TOPHAWK1

All good mate. Better late than never as they say!

Keenbutclueless

Petracca out Crouch in. Feeling your joy!

Had planned to be Kelly, but I think he’s better value than a Petracca. If I don’t trade Petracca now, it might get too hard later, and if I don’t bring Crouch in now, will get difficult.

Kelly can sit at M8 until his round 14 bye. Got 3 other upgrades to do before then. So some chance to do that during the next few weeks and look at Mills and Kelly in Round 14.

TOPHAWK1

Go for it!

I cant afford that trade right now. Huge fan of Matty Crouch and will be looking to get him when I can afford him!

GUN

Russty_

How about this for joy this week Toppa, Petracca and Christensen out together!…haha I'm happy as Larry.

Noah

Is Shannon Hurn a good POD?

DavidSA

I would have said yes if comparing him to his counterpart Yeo but now with Shuey down I think Yeo is a must. He be getting all kinds of mid time 😉 Ya know mid time… ya know between the… hmmm

Kyle

Gonna look at 2 down this week then next week bring in crouch and dusty depending on his BE. Bang bang

Multi_

With Daniher out for 4-6 weeks I would be cautious on bringing Hurley in, could be moved forward which would absolutely kill his scoring output

Josh

Very slim chance that happens, hooker is the more likely defender to go forward. Although, with hooker forward Hurleys output may drop as he could be used as more of a lock down defender rather then being free to roam the backline collecting possessions. Mckernan could also come in to bolster the tall forward stocks which would leave hooker in defence. Coming from a bombers supporter.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

True dat.
Maybe fantasssssia comes back in.

Russty_

Ooooooorrrraaaaaaaziooooooooo

DavidSA

Guilfy Gelfi Goelfo what ever his name is that helps him

Russty_

Just call him Goofy lol

TOPHAWK1

Good call multi!

We have seen it with Danger and Dusty recently. Both guns have dropped cash and points as a result.

I don't have Hurley yet, but I do have Guelfi.

Hopefully the Guelf can come back into that Essendon side and make me more cash and work together with Hooker at the same time to cover Daniher.

NoLanguage

Agreed TH. Guelfi defs comes back in this week, surprised he got dropped and Essendon are putrid