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Another week, another round of rookies to review for Supercoach. 8 weeks in, we’re starting to hit that point where we think about moving some of these rookies on, especially with several “fallen premium” options on the horizon to tempt us. So we’ll go have a look and see if we can help you plan the rest of your season!

Around the Grounds



Carlton put up a good fight, but eventually went down to Adelaide on Saturday night, losing 125-70. Cam O’Shea finished with 16 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles for 62 SCPoints, while Paddy Dow had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 74 SCPoints. Lochie O’Brien was hurt by 7 clangers in his 15 disposals and 8 marks and ended up with just 37 SCPoints, while Jarrod Garlett returned to have 10 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles for 48 SCPoints. His BE is now 61 with a season average of 50 SCPoints, so he’s likely to lose some money this week if he plays. Finally, Harry McKay again managed to hit the scoreboard for 2 goals, with 9 disposals and 4 marks for 63 SCPoints. He had his first price rise of $29,000 and now has a BE of 15 for this week.

The Northern Blues had a 95-56 win in Round 5 of the VFL season. Angus Schumacher had 16 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, while Cameron Polson had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 7 inside 50’s and 11 tackles. Pat Kerr also managed to hit the scoreboard again, booting 3.2 with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.


Jaidyn Stephenson sealed the win against Brisbane with his 2nd goal of the game, with Collingwood winning 121-114. Stephenson also had 21 disposals and 6 marks for 84 SCPoints His 3-round average is now at 73 SCPoints with a BE of 69. Flynn Appleby had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 57 SCPoints, he’s now on the bubble with an average of 57.5 SCPoints.

Collingwood ended up with an easy win against the Werribee Tigers, winning 110-57. Josh Daicos had 27 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, while Brayden Sier had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 1.2. Sam McLarty had 22 disposals, 8 marks, 19 hitouts and a goal and Brody Mihocek had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.


Essendon suffered their 3rd loss in a row, going down to Hawthorn 90-67. Kobe Mutch finished with 17 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 52 SCPoints. He’s not on the bubble this week with a 2-game average of 59 SCPoints. Ben McNiece had 11 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints and Jayden Laverde had 7 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 43 SCPoints.

In Round 5 of the VFL Essendon made easy work of North Melbourne, winning 133-67. Dylan Clarke finished with a game high 30 disposals, with 4 marks, 5 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, while Jake Long had 29 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles. Aaron Francis had 10 disposals, 5 marks and a goal.


Hello, Tim Kelly. Would you please be in my Supercoach for ever and ever? (and ever and ever and ever…). He had another terrific game in Geelong’s demolition job of GWS, racking up 30 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 5 clearances for 115 SCPoints. He has now moved past the $400K mark and is averaging 101.1 SCPoints for the year, with just a BE of 18 for this round.

Jack Henry also deserves praise for his great game with 18 disposals, 11 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for 114SCPoints, a score which is especially helpful for owners of his after a 3-round average of 49.3 SCPoints prior to the game against the Giants. His BE is just -15 this week and even if he goes back to the scores in the 40-50 range, he’ll still make some cash while the big score is in his rolling average.

Jordan Cunico had 17 disposals, 6 marks and 6 inside 50’s for 62 SCPoints, while Zach Guthrie had 17 disposals, 3 marks and 1 tackle for just 46 SCPoints. Lachlan Fogarty had 13 disposals, 1 mark and 8 tackles for 66 SCPoints and the man who seems to be able to do a lot in Supercoach without many touches, Esava Ratugolea had 8 disposals, 2 goals and 12 hitouts for 73 SCPoints.

Geelong had a bye in the VFL last week.


The Hawks continued their push into the top 4, taking out Essendon with a 90-67 win on Saturday afternoon. James Cousins had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 44 SCPoints and James Worpel finished with just 6 disposals and 3 tackles for 33 SCPoints. Worpel is now on the bubble this week with an average of 48.5 SCPoints.

In the VFL Box Hill had a 119-55 win over the Sandringham Zebras. David Mirra had 21 disposals, 12 marks and 4 tackles and Mitch Lewis had 18 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal.


Melbourne had an easy win in the end, taking out St Kilda 106-67. Bayley Fritsch had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles for 65 SCPoints. His 3-round average is now at 71 SCPoints, while his BE is just 6. Charlie Spargo had another solid game with 15 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 78 SCPoints.

Melbourne had a bye in the VFL last week.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne continued their strong season, defeating Sydney 68-66. Cameron Zurhaar had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 46 SCPoints.

In the VFL, North Melbourne lost to Essendon 133-67. Luke Davies-Uniacke had 18 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s while Oscar Junker kicked 2 goals with 10 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.


Richmond made short work of Fremantle, defeating them 110-33. Jack Higgins had a nice gem with 13 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 78 SCPoints. His season average is now a solid 75.8 SCPoints and he has a BE of 1.

In the VFL, the Tigers were beaten by a last-minute goal from Josh Schache, losing 71-70 to the Footscray Bulldogs. Liam Baker had 24 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s, Corey Ellis had 20 disposals, 5 tackles and 3 inside 50’s, Patrick Naish had 13 disposals and 2 inside 50’s and Shai Bolton had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles, 6 inside 50’s and 2 goals.

St Kilda

St Kilda suffered their 5th loss of the year, losing to Melbourne 106-67. Nick Coffield had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 59 SCPoints, his BE is 58 with his season average also sitting at 58 SCPoints. Hunter Clark had 20 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle for 48 SCPoints and Ben Long had 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 65 SCPoints, but unfortunately suffered a foot injury and is now looking like he’ll be out for the next 8-10 weeks. Rowan Marshall had 8 disposals and 3 marks with 4 hitouts for just 29 SCPoints.

St Kilda’s VFL side the Sandringham Zebras lost to the Box Hill Hawks 119-55. Ed Phillips had a game high 37 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles, while Nathan Freeman made his return to football and had 28 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles. Bailey Rice finished with 23 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs almost paid due to inaccurate kicking in the final quarter where they booted 3.8, but eventually came away with an 81-72 win against the Gold Coast. Patrick Lipinski kept his goal scoring streak alive, booting 2 goals with 17 disposals and 2 marks for 54 SCPoints. Billy Gowers had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 2 goals for 76 SCPoints while Aaron Nauhgton kept his quality scoring streak alive with 12 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 75 SCPoints. His 5-round average is now at 70.8 SCPoints with a BE of 28 ahead of him this week.

Ed Richards finished with 11 disposals and 1 tackle for 35 SCPoints and Timothy English had just 9 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal and 8 hitouts for 53 SCPoints. He just managed to hit his BE this week, but faces an upcoming breakeven of 75 with a 3-round average of 58.3 SCPoints.

The Footscray Bulldogs had a last second win against Richmond, taking the game 71-70 with Lukas Webb having 28 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

South Australia


Adelaide had what was an easy win in the end, defeating Carlton 125-70. Tom Doedee had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 68 SCPoints, his 3-round average is now at 83.7 SCPoints, with a BE of 64. Might have one or two more weeks left at this rate, but he’s done his job so far. Jordan Gallucci had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 51 SCPoints and Darcy Fogarty made what is likely a brief return to the AFL side and had 11 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles for 55 SCPoints.

In the SANFL, the Adelaide reserves suffered a 22-point loss to North Adelaide, losing 82-60. Patrick Wilson had a game high 31 disposals with 6 marks, 8 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and a goal, while Jackson Edwards had 21 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles. Lachlan Murphy had 21 disposals, 1 mark and 7 tackles, Harry Dear booted 2.2 with 11 disposals, 2 marks, 22 hitouts and 5 tackles and Ben Davis booted 2 goals with 9 disposals.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide suffered a loss travelling over to Perth, going down to the West Coast Eagles, 102-60. Riley Bonner had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, a goal, but also 7 clangers for 63 SCPoints. He lost $3,500 this week and has a BE of 70 from a 5-round average of 61.6 SCPoints. Could be a nice up/down combo trade with Finlayson on offer there if you have both.

Aidyn Johnson hit the scoreboard again, booting 2 goals with 9 disposals and 3 marks for 63 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -16, but comes at a slightly more expensive rookie price of $199,700. Dom Barry had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 1 tackle for 52 SCPoints, his BE is 22 with a 3-round average of 42 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide had a 114-90 loss to Norwood in Round 6 of the SANFL season with Joe Atley having 28 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles and 3 inside 50’s and a goal, while Will Snelling had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal and Billy Frampton had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles, 32 hitouts and a goal.

Western Australia


Fremantle had a game they’d probably want to forget, losing to Richmond 110-33. Bailey Banfield had 20 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 50 SCPoints. His season average is 60.3 SCPoints, while he has a BE of 61. Adam Cerra had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles with 5 clearances for 75 SCPoints, his BE is a bit more manageable at 42 from a 3-round average of 68.7 SCPoints.

Andrew Brayshaw finished with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles for 62 SCPoints, his BE is just at 30 for this week. Taylin Duman had 8 disposals and 2 marks for 39 SCPoints, while Mitch Crowden had 8 disposals and 2 tackles for 41 SCPoints. His BE is 46 this week form a 3-round average of 48 SCPoints.

In Round 6 of the WAFL season the Peel Thunder had a 98-78 win against Claremont. Stefan Giro had 25 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles, 4 inside 50’s and 5 rebound 50’s while Luke Strnadica had 16 disposals, 4 marks, 21 hitouts and 3 goals.

West Coast

West Coast moved to a 6-1 record for 2018, defeating Port Adelaide 102-60. Tom Cole continued his strong form with 21 disposals and 4 marks for 88 SCPoints, while Willie Rioli booted 2 goals with 16 disposals and 5 marks for 109 SCPoints. Jake Waterman had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 1 goal for 46 SCPoints, even with a 3-round average of 58.3 SCPoints, his BE is still down at 33 for this week. Jack Petruccelle had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 2 goals for 33 SCPoints. He’s also on the bubble this week, but has an average of just 22.5 SCPoints.

West Coasts WAFL side East Perth had a 81-48 win against East Fremantle with Brayden Ainsworth having 23 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 1 goal and Jarrod Brander had 18 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 2.4

New South Wales


GWS had a game they’d rather forget against Geelong, going down 93-32, scoring just 2 goals in the first 3 quarters of the game. Jeremy Finlayson was again quiet in Supercoach with 15 disposals, 2 marks and 2 goals. His 5-round average now sits at 78.8 SCPoints with a BE of 86 on the cards. Worst case scenario is he loses a few thousand dollars if he hits his 5-round average, so I wouldn’t list him as a must trade out option, but it’s something to consider if you don’t have any other issues elsewhere.

Daniel Lloyd had 11 disposals, 1 goal and 4 tackles for 69 SCPoints, Lachlan Keeffe had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 18 hitouts for 51 SCPoints, while Dylan Buckley played his first game of 2018 and had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 4 tackles for 47 SCPoints. Zac Langdon had 6 disposals and 6 tackles for 42 SCPoints and Nicholas Shipley was pretty much invisible, recording just the 1 disposal and 1 tackle for 7 SCPoints.

In Round 5 of the NEAFL season, the UWS Giants had a big loss to Southport, going down 133-47. Sam Taylor had 35 disposals, 15 marks and 9 rebound 50’s, while Isaac Cumming had 27 disposals, 9 marks and 3 inside 50’s and Matthew Flynn had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 20 hitouts.


It was a match not without its controversies, but in the end Sydney lost a close one to North Melbourne, going down 68-66. Ben Ronke had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 66 SCPoints. He is on the bubble this week with an average of 79 SCPoints and a BE of -84. Robbie Fox had 10 disposals, 2 tackles and a goal for 32 SCPoints while Oliver Florent had 9 disposals and 4 tackles for 32 SCPoints.

In the NEAFL, Sydney’s reserves had a close lose to Aspley, going down 72-71. Daniel Robinson had 34 disposals, 11 marks, 7 tackles and 2 goals, Colin O’Riordan had 25 disposals and 6 marks, Ryley Stoddart had 22 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles and Darcy Cameron had 21 disposals, 10 marks, 7 tackles, 37 hitouts and kicked 1.2.



Brisbane put up a hell of a fight, but went down in the final minutes of the game to Collingwood, losing 121-114. Cameron Rayner was active, especially having some fantastic clearances late in the game to finish with 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 clearances for 73 SCPoints. Zac Bailey had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a goal with 5 clangers for 55 SCPoints, while Matt Eagles made his AFL debut at 28 years of age and had 11 disposals and 4 marks for 48 SCPoints. Finally, Oscar McInerney had 4 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles, 10 hitouts and a goal for 65 SCPoints.

Brisbane had a bye in the NEAFL last week.

Gold Coast

The Suns came close to getting their 4th win of the season, but fell just short, losing to the Western Bulldogs 81-72. Brad Scheer played his first AFL game of 2018 and had 14 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles for 69 SCPoints, while Nic Holman got back to his tackling ways with 11 tackles, along with 14 disposals and 2 marks, with 5 clangers for 70 SCPoints. He faces another decent breakeven of 63 this week, with a 3-round average of 63.7 SCPoints. Brayden Crossley made his AFL debut with 133 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 5 tackles and 7 hitouts for 65 SCPoints, and he was joined by Charlie Ballard who also made his AFL debut who finished with 7 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 33 SCPoints.

Gold Coast lost to the Canberra Demons 80-51. Will Brodie led the Suns with 30 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles with Joshua Schoenfeld having 27 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles.

Top 5 under 200K



  • Taylin Duman – $170,000 – 59.0 SCPoints
  • Flynn Appleby – $121,900 – 57.5 SCPoints
  • Lachlan Keeffe – $123,900 – 51 SCPoints
  • Matthew Eagles – $123,900 – 48.0 SCPoints
  • Dylan Buckley – $158,300 – 47.0 SCPoints





  • Charlie Spargo – $117,300 – 79.5 SCPoints
  • Kobe Mutch – $123,900 – 59.0 SCPoints
  • James Worpel – $117,300 – 48.5 SCPoints
  • Dom Barry – $182,400 – 46.4 SCPoints
  • Zac Bailey – $180,800 – $42 SCPoints





  • Oscar McInerney – $123,900 – 59.5 SCPoints
  • Brayden Crossley – $117,300 – 65 SCPoints





  • Charlie Spargo – $117,300 – 79.5 SCPoints
  • Ben Ronke – $123,900 – 79.0 SCPoints
  • Brad Scheer – $159,400 – 69.0 SCPoints
  • Aidyn Johnson – $199,700 – 67.5 SCPoints
  • Lachlan Keeffe – $123,900 – 51 SCPoints



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

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Crossley a bit stiff 133 touches for only 65 points.


apparently 100 out of the 133 were clangers.


Too late to jump on cole?


Any non-Hibberd owners looking to bring him in this week? $436k, b/e 66, 2 solid weeks, looks to have turned the corner.


Hell no!…He had 2 scores in the 90's against Essendon and Stkilda, no reason to think he won't keep dropping 70's again.


Im intrested in him and McDonald is back in, but he has produced shit this season and i have already had enough shit with Zorko


Agree with Russty his ceiling is shot if 90's is the best he can do after 7 games it's a massive no. If he had 3/7 games that he scored 105-125 then it's a different story


I guess he wouldn’t be $436k if he’d done that! You’d take a 95 av from here for 436k wouldn’t you?

Feels like Laird, Hurley and maybe Yeo the only real defensive premos. Simpson maybe but it’s going to be a long old season for the blues. Might be a year where consistent scoring players with low ceilings av about 95 get the job done at D4-6.

Cheers for the thoughts – a bit to ponder.


Barron will we see Murphy any time soon? Looked as if he was going to get a run in the Charlie Cameron role but with the expected returns from injury he seems a long way off selection now?


Reply (Valens_FC)
IN – Hibberd and Zorko
OUT – My SH!+ and my brains

Hibberd averaged 99 from 18 games last year and his ceiling this year is lower, if you want a 90 ave all things going well pony up the 436k and watch your stress levels go up another notch. A solid pass for me.


Billings to Robinson and Finlayson to Hurley


Downgrade Billings to Spargo and upgrade Finlayson to Hurley and next week do two upgrades


Option 2


Great article BARON as usual and so helpful to us all . I think I will be checking out Crossley


133 disposals is some game especially when losing to the Dees WOW


39 contested sips from the water bottle
61 uncontested flirting with hot female runner

neil demons delight

He can play a bit though David nice mo


its ok I do the same 😂


Thanks Baron.
For those of us with NicNat and Olango at R3..if he misses this week, do we cop the donut and do our planned trades? Trading the Olango loop creates other issues and it seems silly to trade NicNat right now?


If you are in the top 5k right now but have no bench cover and he does get a week then yes replace him.

If none of the above march onto your normal trading towards full premo


The David.
A sensible move might be sideways to Ryder & keep Olango? I know the byes are coming and he may drop in value, but this at least provides solid points.


What will you be doing when Ryder misses soon?


I have Nankervis and Olango. Read on AFL website that Nankervis might be rested this week, so could be in the same boat.

Have Richards, Murphy and Mirra in defence, so might be facing a donut there too.

Considering two options

1. Nankervis to McInerny
Richards to Howe

2. Nankervis to Cox
Richards to Shaw

Probably go option 1. Would potentially leave that in place until Ryder has his bye and bring him in then. Would then need to decide whether it would be for Olango and leave McInerny at R3, or whether I cash in McInerny at that point.

neil demons delight

Hi Keen McInerney is an ex Melbourne resies player so I seen a lot of him at Casey Though a solid player was always a bits player Melbourne passed on him and took his teammate T Smith. I don't think he would have good J S so 2 for me cheers


Fritsch to Ronke or hold given is very low BE? Bringing Spargo in as a Mid.




Hold fritsch, find someone else to trade if you want ronke!


Medium to long term, does anyone have any idea on the job security of the 2 rookie rucks coming through at the moment?

McInerney from Brisbane is on the bubble this week and Crossley from the suns has played 1 game.

I’ve got Lycett, who’s been covering for Kreuzer. There’s not much point having over 400k sitting on the pine once Kreuzer is back in the swing of the things.


Crossley probably plays until the byes. May should be back this week, 2 meter Peter is getting match conditioning in the magoos so won't be far off, and Lynch is back after the byes. I think McInerney might be a better chance long term.


I was kind of thinking he might be the better option. I might have to go early on Lycett and cross my fingers.


Brisbane fan here – McInerney seems in for the long haul. Won't ruck much – think Mason Cox when it comes to role. Will have very few big games but is essential to team structure with Hipwood playing far smaller than he is and Josh Walker not being reliable at all.

Something to think about when it comes to "state of the game" discussions – look at the Brisbane v Collingwood game. Mason Cox crashing packs at one end, McInerney at the other. Very few intercept marks, a lot of crumbing goals, 114-121 final score. The accurate kicking is an anomaly, but the big brutes in the goal square made for great footy.


Thanks, great info.


Bring in Crouch and have either Parker/Kelly as bench option
Bring in Yeo/Simpson/Hurley or Sicily


option 2

The Ranger

Option 2 if there's nothing else you can do this week?
Parker/Kelly is too much money on the bench, Sicily is still a flog and Hurley, Simmo and Yeo all have high BE's.


Have Henry,Fritsch,Giles-Langdon and Guelfi in the forwards, Would love McLean but can't really afford him to get rid of the latter 2. can get him if i trade Frisch though

The Ranger

Money to be made on all of those rookies still so you might have to just suck it up and get one of those defenders then.
Yeo has dropped 28K and should get more mid time with Shuey out.



The Ranger

Too risky for mine.
Hurn, Webster and Howe are a bit cheaper. Check your byes too.


BVC u just keep delivering kinda like the postie but reliable. 😂

Didn't realise but COGS actually had 28 possessions and 5 tackles on the weekend. So why did he score 64 instead of 120 based on those stats?
He had wait for it 13 yep 13% disposal efficiency!!
13 – so basically just over 3 of his possessions were effective! 5 tackles saved a utter diaster.
Geez that is a whole other level of butcher. 🙈


John-o-Butcher would give out the award?


Luckily he's proven to be a pretty clean user most games, just had no chance with GWS losing the ruck and most of their hit-up forward options missing.


My trade at the moment for this week are Billings to Ronke and Petracca to McLean leaving me with $382k for a double upgrade next week.


Or I could do Billings to Ronke and Brayshaw to Mclean and keep Tracca

Scoops McSupercoach

Assume you already have Spargo?


Should I bring JPK in for brayshaw when I already have Parker?
Also looking to trade in Spargo for Petracca.


If your trading Petrecca it can only be to Gray Heeney or McLean


I bought nicnat in 2 weeks ago for goldy & this happens. If he appeals and doesn’t get off do I have too hold or could I trade? I hate the thought of doing this but don’t want a donut. Olango is my r3


Should hold and cop a donut, he'll be back next week and it'll cost to much to get someone like a Grundy


Your alternative & trade numbers dependant is McInerney. And hope he makes some money


I have 22 trades i did consider olango to mcinerny but I like the VC loop.


Depends where your ranked. I’m guessing not super high if you’ve had goldy. Just hold


Yeah not great wow ranked 8500. But climbing up the ranks at a good rate. A donut will really hurt


Must be a typo….Brayden Crossley made his AFL debut with 133 disposals, 2 marks, 1 goal, 5 tackles and 7 hitouts for 65 SCPoints


As the guys said above he did have 123 clangers. 😲


Please help..Is Cole a worthwhile selection.

Fab 3

I was thinking the same!


Im not sure if he is anymore after the price rise. I went him last week because of the lack of defensive rookies.


Missed the boat mate


I have Stringer and Finlayson, downgrade which one to Spargo and upgrade to who, a forward or a mid?


Nic Nat 1 match suspension upheld


Nic Nat is OUT.


Thats bullshit


It is. Just as bad as Dangers last year. Seems you can dangerously drive someone into the ground and get away with it if the opponent is not concussed. Nothing wrong with Nicnats tackle. Just unfortunate that the AFL has no idea that this is a contact sport.


A tackle cost danger a brownlow last year, if nic nat got off then people would complain that there is no consistency. Damned if you do, damned if you dont. Tough night at the tribunal!


The AFL is worried about future lawsuits from ex players.

They, the AFL have to be seen "doing something" to protect the welfare of concussed players. As such, the tackler can tackle, but if it results in a concussion by the tackled player, expect consequences for the tackler.

It's very sad.

Perhaps like cricket, it may be time to introduce helmets to players. If players chose not to wear helmets and get concussed then the AFL bears no responsibility. At least the game can then stay hard and tough.


Cmon horse give cameron a gig pllleaaase!
I only need a week.


Ooooooo! I dont like your chances Trigga. If Nankervis is in fact rested, Olango might have to turn into Mc Inerney or Crossley!! Perhaps you could be in that same boat! Fingers crossed for you and me!!!


Good game from him in bvc's report above hawk.
Got a good feeling <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙈" src=""&gt;
Its time ….


The only people happy about that are the few who have Lycett, up against a GWS non-ruck division.


Hehehehe. Seize the moment! Lycett will have a field day.


Traded ryder to nicnat when he got injured, now that nicnat is out, which is total bs but it is what it is, what would you do?

OPTION 1: Nicnat to Grundy or a super pod in Sinclair (108 average and is only 520k)
OPTION 2: Hold Nicnat and trade olango to crossley or mcinerney
OPTION 3: Hold Nicnat, stick with my original plan of trading fritsch out to mclean and cop the donut


Probably option 2 mate. But depends who your 1st ruck is. If its not gawn then probably option 1. Gawn and grundy have the same bye


Bringing in ronke and spargo this week, need to decide who goes out though. Billings, holman and garlett all in the firing line. Which 2 do i trade? Cheers community!


Looking at going Holman downgrade to Spargo and Christensen upgrade to McLean leaving me with a nice $100 in the skyrocket. Although it does mean I have to eat Nic Nat's zero for this week as I dont have any coverage for him on my bench. Considering the B/e's of the 4 mentioned above I wont be able to complete that trade next week.

My opponent this week does have grundy and gawn vs my gawn and zeroing nic nat

Personally I think working some upgrades are a lot more important at this point.


Re: the Nic Nat debacle.

As I see it, the AFL is really worried about future concussion related lawsuits from "ex" players.

They, the AFL, have to be seen "doing something" to protect the welfare of concussed players. As such, the tackler can tackle, but if it results in a concussion by the tackled player, expect consequences for the tackler.

It's very sad.

Perhaps like cricket, it may be time for the AFL to introduce helmet (Light version) options to players. If players chose not to wear an accredited helmet and get concussed, then the AFL bears no responsibility. They wear that risk. At least the game can then stay hard and tough without all this BS.


That'll look like a bunch of Automatons, with the same looking heads, playing a sport, aka, a video game where you can't see their faces…will reduce the appeal to the general public in my opinion.


Wonder how many will sell their Yucca