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Ladies and gentleman, Jack Darling has arrived as a legitimate SuperCoach forward premium option.

Who would of thought we would ever make that statement?

Darling’s emergence in 2018 has been stunning, with some experts even likening his performances to those of the great Wayne Carey.

The West Coast spearhead’s last month has been irresistible, slamming home scores of 112, 132, 125 and finally a monster 181 on Saturday.

His current price of $561K is expensive, but if he continues to cement his status as a top six forward he will prove too difficult to ignore.

The Heroes

Jack Darling (181 SC) was in supreme form in West Coast’s demolition of Richmond on Sunday finishing with 20 kicks, 15 marks and six goals in a herculean effort. There’s a real presence and aura about the man at the moment. Apart from an ordinary 42 against Carlton in Round 5, Darling’s two other lowest scores have been 89 and 90 this season and he has hit three figures in his other six matches. He’s currently the highest averaging forward with 111 points per match.

The stunning numbers of Bulldogs revelation Jack McRae (177 SC) have been an absolute blessing for his owners. In the wet in Adelaide he produced another midfield masterclass racking up 36 possessions, 25 of them contested, 13 tackles and 10 clearances.

The knock on Swans defender Jake Lloyd (173 SC) has always been his ceiling but he completely dispelled that myth with one of the best matches of his AFL career to date. He finished with 41 possessions, 15 marks and one goal at 85% disposal efficiency.

Tom Mitchell (155 SC) did Tom Mitchell things for the Hawks on Sunday, despite their shock loss. He had it 46 times, along with 26 contested possessions and 10 clearances. Fellow inside king Patrick Cripps (152 SC) has been sensational this season after his 2017 campaign was cruelled by injury. He finished with 31 touches, 23 contested possessions, eight marks, nine tackles and 10 clearances.

Max Gawn (121 SC) continues to be the standout option in the ruck, while resurgent Lion Dayne Zorko (121 SC) is still only $515K and is coming off 164, 121 and 121 in his last three.

Other significant scores: Jake Melksham (160 SC), Aaron Hall (137 SC), Jarrod Witts (129 SC), Jarrad Waite (129 SC), Sam Powell-Pepper (128 SC), Ben Brown (128 SC), Jarrod Harbrow (127 SC),Touk Miller (127 SC), Travis Boak (125 SC),Jeremy McGovern (123 SC), Zach Tuohy (122 SC), Luke Ryan (121 SC), Jeremy Howe (121 SC), Tom Phillips (121 SC).

The Villains

The role Robbie Gray (67 SC) played on the weekend should have his owners a little concerned. With the likes of Tom Rockliff finding form and Sam Powell-Pepper back in the Power’s midfield, Gray spent more time up forward, resulting in a poor score.

In-form Hawks firebrand James Sicily (77 SC) couldn’t live up to the hype on the weekend, while Geelong guns Gary Ablett (55 SC) and Sam Menegola (57 SC) were both ordinary in Geelong’s surprise loss to Essendon.

Adam Treloar (73 SC) butchered the pill yet again with five clangers hurting his score while the old man Kade Simpson (72 SC) endured probably his worst game so far in 2018. Blues teammate Matthew Kreuzer (60 SC) remains a little underdone after coming back from injury.

A recent run of good form from Tiger Kane Lambert (64 SC) came crashing to a halt on Sunday, while Brisbane ruckman Stef Martin (79 SC) couldn’t quite get the job done for his owners.

The Redeemers

Marcus Bontempelli (120 SC) has come good for the Dogs after an indifferent start to the season. An impressive 18 of his 28 possessions were contested, and he also had nine clearances to be his side’s best midfielder along with McRae. Lance Franklin (114 SC) is slowly working back to his best form after missing four matches due to heel soreness. He finished with three snags and should further improve next week.

After missing the first five matches of the season due to injury, the form of Melbourne bookend Tom McDonald (118 SC) has been exciting to watch. Playing a forward role he finished with four goals and is averaging 106 so far in 2018. Teammate Angus Brayshaw (105 SC) also enjoyed a better week after a slow start to the season and looks to building his confidence with his second ton in three weeks.

The Prodigies

To those who held Nick Holman (122 SC), bravo. The young Sun ensured he still has some cash growth left in him with a big score over in China. Unfortunately many of his owners have jumped off after a string of mediocre scores.

Tom Doedee (91 SC) was solid as a rock for Adelaide on Friday night in the wet and should remain your last defensive rookie to be upgraded. Hawks defender David Mirra (89 SC) was excellent for his side on Sunday, while Bayley Fritsch (87 SC) has been equally as impressive since breaking back into Melbourne’s side.

Melbourne big man Tim Smith (91 SC) emerged for his first match of 2018 with a decent outing. He played a forward role and also provided a chop out for big Maxy in the ruck. He’s a 123K forward, so it might be worth jumping on next week if he produces another good score.

Collingwood forward Jaidyn Stephenson (81 SC) continues to provide his owners with decent output while Swan Ben Ronke (71 SC) produced a solid score to back up his 122 the previous week.

On the bubble: Ed Phillips (49 SC), Tom McCartin (41 SC), Isaac Cumming (19 SC).

First game for 2018: Tim Smith (91 SC), Jordan Ridley (76 SC), Bailey Rice (55 SC), Jacob Heron (54 SC), Mitch Lewis (39 SC), Dylan Clarke (34 SC), Patrick Kerr (23 SC).

Other rookie scores: Hunter Clarke (82 SC),Oscar McInerny (65 SC),Willie Rioli (64 SC), Tom Cole (62 SC), Jeremy Finlayson (62 SC), Matt Guelfi (61 SC), Myles Polholke (61 SC),Charlie Spargo (60 SC), Zac Giles-Langdon (59 SC), Jordan Gallucci (57 SC), Ed Richards (57 SC), Bailey Banfield (56 SC), Sam Murray (56 SC), Jack Henry (56 SC), Cam Rayner (55 SC), Harry McKay (54 SC), Jake Waterman (52 SC), Paddy Dowe (51 SC), Lachlan Murphy (51 SC),Flynn Appleby (51 SC), Adam Cerra (49 SC), Andrew Brayshaw (49 SC), Tim Kelly (48 SC), Zac Bailey (47 SC), Nic Coffield (47 SC),Matt Eagles (46 SC), Billy Gowers (45 SC), Darcy Fogarty (45 SC), Lachie Keefe (42 SC), Brad Scheer (39 SC), James Worpel (32 SC), Brayden Crossley (30 SC), Lochie O’Brien (30 SC), Jarrod Garlett (27 SC), Mitch Crowden (21 SC), Cam O’Shea (18 SC), Charlie Ballard (12 SC).

The Damned

Owners of Sam Jacobs (47 SC) need to jump off now. It’s been a struggle for poor old Sauce, ever since the SuperCoach ruck rules changed to favour hit outs to advantage.

It’s almost a dead heat between Michael Hibberd (48 SC) and Jack Billings (57 SC) for the worst premium recruit of the season. The pair have both been nothing short of horrific. Billings just isn’t finding enough of the footy and is clearly down on confidence, while Hibberd’s role appears to have been hi-jacked by the likes of Lewis, Vince and co meaning he is getting much less of the pill.


HumanBob · 21/05/2018 at 20:02

Dusty $492,700 b.e. 131 ave is 85 to 87 over the last 3-5 games. If he scores his ave this week he'll drop another 20k.
Is it time to swap Cogs or Kelly to Dusty?
Or should those lucky enough to not have him keep not having him as a POD?

I didn't thank the author of this article because I have no Idea who provided it

    Tyruddanaut · 21/05/2018 at 20:11

    No. Kelly is too expensive. Dusty wil last another round

    Ahmad rubas · 21/05/2018 at 20:20

    id swap kelly but not cogs

      HumanBob · 21/05/2018 at 21:59

      Cogs has been very ordinary for the last 5-weeks Ahmad. a 5-round ave of 92 doesn't identify him as a potential keeper to me. He looks stressed and sore I wont be suprised to see him have a couple of weeks off at the earliest opportunity

    TOPHAWK1 · 21/05/2018 at 20:45

    Hi Bob,

    I am punting Kelly this week for Dusty. Kelly with a BE of 120 is in Danger of losing serious cash. A BE of 131 for Dusty is highish, but for an extra 60K you can switch a rookie to a brownlow medallist. And knowing Dusty, he might just chomp his BE this week. Don't be surprised that the same switch next week will cost you $90K+. For me it is a done deal.

    Cheers mate.

      Cupstink · 21/05/2018 at 21:22

      Zorko. Any love?

      HumanBob · 21/05/2018 at 21:54

      Tonight I'm thinking of giving chopstix another week. I might trade Kelly to a rook and put Heeney or McLean in the middle and give Ronke another go at F6. I'm building cash to bring in 3Prems for 3 rooks after rnd 12 bye

      SC_Sixty6 · 22/05/2018 at 18:22

      7k ranked players opinion is obsolete to someone inside the top 1k.

      Seems like bobs post was more thinking out loud than asking for opinions.

    Swans2012 · 21/05/2018 at 20:57

    I'm thinking kelly to dusty this week….imagine if someone told you you could do that for 50k at the start of the year….

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 21:53

    Kelly to Dusty, take it

    HumanBob · 21/05/2018 at 22:00

    I agree Russty, when he's this cheap and 61% already have him. You almost have to get him

BlueBaggerJosh · 21/05/2018 at 20:04

Henry-T.Smith and Hibberd-Lloyd this week, could go darling but the Lloyd pick allows me to trade Doedee straight to Jonas/Boak next week who are both great Port PODS who will help me through the byes and (touch wood) provide premo output throughout the year.
Also thinking about Kelly-Rockliff but will re assess after the cats v blues game. Should i stick with my plan or trade in darling and paint the fence again next week (ridley looks decent) to get in jonas/boak (wont be able to get rockliff, so will hold kelly)?

    Tyruddanaut · 21/05/2018 at 20:16

    Don’t jump on Smith. He scored 90 as a forward in an 100 point win whilst scoring 150ish points as a team. Don’t bring players in just because they are PODs. I brought in Zorko, Lobb, Savage, Kreuzer,

      BlueBaggerJosh · 21/05/2018 at 20:28

      boak and jonas have been consistent all year unlike all of the players you mentioned above. Agree with your T.Smith statement but dont have any other option really, already have phillips

Tyruddanaut · 21/05/2018 at 20:06

Didn’t have many heroes or villains this week. Had a lot of scores 80-120 including the rookies. Still came up with a below par score of 2204 and won 9/10 league games.

Henry’s 115 is out of his formula. Goodbye, mate.
Murray doesn’t seem to be scoring the same he was at the start of the year. Goodbye also.

Franklin is due a big game against a shocking team. Welcome my team.
Phillips is the only good rookie this week. 117,300 and scoring more than his break even. *coughs* Cummings *coughs*

JohnDJ59 · 21/05/2018 at 20:11

Happy to say I don't have any of the Villains and traded out Billings in round 4 and Hibbo round 6. Bont is looking the real deal this year and could be my last upgrade in the mids.

Tiggers Footy Hunt · 21/05/2018 at 20:17

When will people learn? How about an an updated article on 'Blacklisted Supercoach Players'.
WARNING – select the following players at your own risk, these players may/will cause undue stress, hair loss, insanity, anxiety, depression and many other unwanted conditions.

Rockliff are people serious?
Not worth the headache, guys like him and Wingard, Hall, Shaw, Ablett (injuries) etc should be blacklisted forever – they are who they are. How did Deledio work out?

    Sam_01 · 21/05/2018 at 20:56

    Mate Kelly down to rockcliff is looking the goods for me I reckon Kelly will just about hit his break even vsing Carlton can them down/upgrade him to rocky pocket the 50k and watch rocky rise another 100k odd it’s a tantalising move. A lot of risk attached but looking at my money situation I might just go it to reach full premo that little bit quicker

    Swans2012 · 21/05/2018 at 21:03

    Yeah I know, but there is something about rocky that draws me in, and at 370 odd k I'm on, can't help it

    SC_Sixty6 · 22/05/2018 at 18:14

    Rocky played 20 games last year. Despite his bad SC output due to being a tagger for strange reasons it doesn't mean you should disregard him as an option. I expect him to come home real strong. Recent years his late charge on back half of season isn't to be ignored.

    Huge ceiling. Plus being an M9 who cares if he gets injured…..

      JugHead · 22/05/2018 at 18:27

      And if it goes bad he is 375k. Not much above fattened up rookie price, not 550k sitting on your bench

Connor · 21/05/2018 at 20:41

The real question is how had Alex Witherden not won a Rising Star Nomination yet?

    dontblushbaby · 21/05/2018 at 20:46

    Hey Connor, He won that a nomination today

      Connor · 21/05/2018 at 20:50

      That was my point – "how had…" – sorry if I didn't convey it properly!!

Connor · 21/05/2018 at 20:44

Another thought – anyone who started Jack Darling – there is a very real possiblity that the next "JOHN BRUYN MANOEUVRE" could be pulled off in the next few weeks…

    Swans2012 · 21/05/2018 at 21:06

    Tempted to do it this week with gray and his role change

Steeeve · 21/05/2018 at 21:00

My midfield is finished and it does not have Macrae but that's alright for now.
Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Oliver, Crouch and Coniglio.
The exact top 8 I wanted from the start except Cogs instead of Josh Kelly who is MIA. To achieve that before the byes is all you can ask for, and hope they perform.

Now to sort out the rest of my team…

    Sam_01 · 21/05/2018 at 21:05

    Solid midfield you got there, similar to mine but I have treloar for crouch! I’ll be looking at Tom mitchel after his bye to complete mine, pretty sure we have all missed the boat on McRae and can watch our rank disappear because of it haha

      Steeeve · 21/05/2018 at 21:23

      Macrae is on a run for the ages but history shows this kind of form cannot be maintained. I'm far happier saving $200k and bringing in Dusty.

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 21:58

    Exact same midfield as mine except Cripps who's my next mid upgrade target after his bye

    What are you doing with Coniglio, I picked him at the start of the year as a stepping stone to Kelly but started off with premium output and thought he was a keeper. Last 3 weeks haven't been as flash. Might save him to the very last upgrade of my team if I've got the trades

      Steeeve · 22/05/2018 at 13:09

      Same plan here. Kelly back in will only help him. If we need to step off someone averaging better will be cheap at the time, guaranteed.

TOPHAWK1 · 21/05/2018 at 21:05

Hi Community,

Tom Rockliff……….YES, "Rocky"………Can he be the "go to guy" during the byes?

He burnt me to a crisp in recent years. One season (2015 from memory) I started him, he got injured, traded him out, came back, traded him back in, and then got injured yet again for me to trade him out for the last time. My season was farked up after that.

So why I am I thinking about Rocky? Because he is a bloody gun when fit!

At $373K, I am seriously thinking of bringing him in after round 10. He is producing tonnes again and pushed Robbie Gray back forward (Sorry Gray owners) and seems to be on a roll with his body. (Touch wood)

With his bye this week, he will get another nice rest, a chance to blow the soot/smog out of his lungs and rearing to go for round 11. His BE is 26, and the temptation for him to run side to side with Nick Holman through the major byes is almost irresistible.

If he curses me again, and breaks down then so be it. Wont lose much cash, just that trade.

Shout me down, but Rocky owes me.

Cheers community.

    Sam_01 · 21/05/2018 at 21:11

    Agree hawk all aboard the burn express!!! In all honesty rocky when fit is a better mid than gray and it’s just better for port having gray forward because he is a gun up there, just not always for SuperCoach. Does beg the question though is Robbie going to be a viable trade in target now? Will throw out shockers and big ones if he remains there, leaning to a no from me.

      TOPHAWK1 · 21/05/2018 at 21:18

      I am not touching Robbie Gray from a SC perspective now. He is a gun in the midfield, but he is not a key forward type like Jack Darling. If Rocky can get me through the byes unscathed (3 bloody rounds, that's all) he would have done his job generating me SC points and made good cash at the same time.

      His risk is worth it IMO.

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 22:00

    Rocky is worth the risk at that price cause providing he stays fit can still be a potential M9 if his scores aren't premium output

    HumanBob · 21/05/2018 at 22:06

    I've already put the trade in the spreadsheet TopHawk, Former BossBoar at the points trough for under 400k who covers all byes. Not getting him in these circumstances is a bit like giving ladyluck a smack in the mouth and will surely burn

      Defying_Madness · 22/05/2018 at 01:51

      I will be passing on him just like I passed on Scott Selwood last year

    redherringfc · 22/05/2018 at 18:28

    It’s Risk v. Reward.

    This is a big risk, but a massive reward if it pays off.

    I’ll happily wear the 2 trades if it goes pear shaped.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 24/05/2018 at 18:54

    Gotta go the Rockpig, he was avg 123 last yr when he did shoulder inj, was the top scorer avg at that point in time.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/05/2018 at 21:26

Dammitt pulled the wrong TRIGGA!!

Tossed up between dusty, macrae or oliver for kelly when he went down with OP rd 4.

Watched dusty first 3 games destroy teams and thought wow he is on this year, won a brownlow and in fantastic form just carrying on from where he left off. Not sure where that has gone.

Oliver the same, macrae gr8 start but can he keep it up?

Anyway went dusty – the rest is history.
Worked out that one decision has cost me over 300 points which would put me top 100 infact top 70.

So does that make Dusty a permanent villian? 🙈

Not luck just the wrong call based on the safe play rather than taking a chance.

Point is you just gotta make every post a winner back ya gut and have fun doing it.

Unfortunately doc brown hasnt arrived to do it all over so now time to focus on building the team I want that can compete in the gr8 community leagues and put me in final contention.

No macrae so top 100 now pretty much out of reach. But eh ….

Dont worry be HAPPY. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f601.svg"&gt;

    gator59 · 21/05/2018 at 21:40

    Did the similar and went Dusty when Crouch done his hammy first time… Got a 140 out of him the first week and has gone down hill ever since……. Not trading him out he's just to good and will bounce back..
    This week welcome Buddy or the Zork.. Will decide after a few sleeps on which one

    This week Mcrae is VC no matter what!!!

    TOPHAWK1 · 21/05/2018 at 22:31

    Hear hear Trigga! Gotta stay happy. You can still make top 100 without Macrae or even win this caper.

    The season is just underway.

    Work away at your side and take some risks. And that is coming from me after you pumped me in two leagues this weekend.

    Cheers mate.

      gator59 · 21/05/2018 at 22:45

      Well said Toppa

    Defying_Madness · 22/05/2018 at 01:52

    I had the option between Cripps, Macrae and Coniglio, guess who I chose…

    prizza · 22/05/2018 at 14:35

    Eh Trigga chin up listen to your comrades on here , you are in it up to your eyeballs and the leaders are one or two injuries away from disintegration.

Cupstink · 21/05/2018 at 21:29

Traded Darling in after listening to the podcast last week…thanks guys. Now it’s time for your other pod recommendation being the zork

KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 21:34

Is Crouch a good option for Kelly or is his hamstring gonna be a pain from now on?

Crowboy94 · 21/05/2018 at 21:44

Okay so I am thinking of going Duman up to who will be my D6:

Who should I choose out of:

Tuohy or Witherden?

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 21:52

    Got both in my draft team, I'd say there are better options out there and none will be top 6 by years end but if you have to choose I'd take Witherden

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/05/2018 at 21:56

    Hows your rd 14 look crow?
    Cats rd 14 bye.
    I think both will score similiar from here on in

    I like alex the lion tossed up between him or Ryan to take the step up.

    Both play a SC friendly game.

    Whatever works best for your team crow.

      Crowboy94 · 21/05/2018 at 22:03

      Hey Trigg
      I have around 16 for RD 14

      Not sure what to do with my team this week…
      Other than trade Henry to Phillip's via Spargo

      Some people are telling me to trade Billings but not sure if I should this week…

      Then i have Murray who i could upgrade etc.

    Lazza · 21/05/2018 at 23:31


SHARKMOVE 2018 · 21/05/2018 at 21:52

That time has come again gentlemen, that's right it's time for the next SHARKMOVE.
Firstly, apologies if anyone followed my pre season SHARKMOVE of Rory Lobb. I accept that I led you guys asstray with that one and I'm sorry. I should have checked on my GWS sources a bit more closely.
Now to this SHARKMOVE. A SHARKMOVE doesn't have to be trading a player in, it can also be trading a player out as this one is. So obviously it's only limited to the coaches who already have this player.
The SHARKMOVE is……..Jackson Macrae. Yes, Jackson Macrae. Hold him for 2 next more weeks, access the premos mids and trade him out before his bye for high 700's. If you trade him out, along with a dud maxed rookie, (for example Henry) you can pick up 2 premiums around the 500-550k mark. Dustin Martin and Buddy would be a possibility. Macrae still has 2 dates with Jacobs to go from here on. Good luck fellow coaches 😉

    Steeeve · 21/05/2018 at 22:00

    That is not a shark move that is the bruyn maneuver.

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 22:19

    Trading out a player averaging 140 to round 10…
    Big no. He's a seasons keeper no questions asked

    Russty_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:20

    And then you lose your final to the guy that has Macrae?
    Could work I guess, but could also fail horribly, punting the guy with the best form in the whole competition.

    Rocksta_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:35

    I like it, although I don’t have Macrae. Surely he can’t keep this elite form up all season……. could he?

    JohnDJ59 · 21/05/2018 at 22:53

    If you are short of cash and think that move will help you get to full premo and don't think Macrae can keep this up, then go for it.

    THE SALTSHAKER · 24/05/2018 at 18:57

    NVTS ….nuts!! you dont trade dudes in career best form…he doesnt rest, he is a workhorse he just goes about his footy…

      THE SALTSHAKER · 24/05/2018 at 18:58

      its not like he is Travis Cloke

Murray · 21/05/2018 at 21:53

Which is the better trade

Murray and Kelly (geel) out
Phillips (stk) and darling in
Cash gain 142k

Garlett (carl) and Kelly (Geel) out
Phillips (stk) and tom McDonald in
Cash gain 10k

Which is better ?

    Sam_01 · 21/05/2018 at 21:58

    not sold on McDonald went well off two huge wins I’d lean towards darling over him

Crowboy94 · 21/05/2018 at 21:56

Yeo and McGovern are 50/50 for this week

    Rocksta_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:08

    I’m destined not to have Yeo this season! I’ve been meaning to bring him in for the last 3 weeks but problems keep popping up requiring me to reverse my trades.

TheGreatBozza · 21/05/2018 at 22:03

Pre round 1 I took Billings over Greene, not sure if it’s a win since I’ve been dumb enough to hold Billings, whereas I would’ve ditched Greene long ago.

Anyway I’ll be taking the punt on Rocky. Not having Macrae means I’ll need to take a risk and go for some value plays. If If rocky pumps out 100s through the byes he’s done his job and is a solid M9.

    Rocksta_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:10

    I’m hearing ya on Billings Bozza. I’ve held the faith as well but now it’s just about not wanting to waste another trade.
    He’d have to be the GOAT burnman surely?

      TheGreatBozza · 21/05/2018 at 22:20

      100% he is the goat burnman. Looking back now I wish I dumped him earlier. Another trade I’ve regretted is not going Walters > Macrae at 600k. I was looking to conserve trades!! The smart play was to be aggressive and trade Walters back sub 400k.

      Here’s hoping saving our trades works out for us in the long run Rocksta

        Rocksta_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:21

        Cheers to that GB

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 22:15

    Also still have Billings to this point
    Can't even see the value in trading him as he's completely bottomed out and week by week hope for a turn around
    F7 looking the goods for mine

      Rocksta_ · 21/05/2018 at 22:19

      I’m with you on the F7, but shit mate the Rookies score better than him. At least we may be able to loophole him on the odd week that he scores well (not quite sure when that will be at this point)!

        KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 22:21

        Yeah it's been a long painful ride, been telling myself he'll pick up for the last 6 weeks now

    THE SALTSHAKER · 24/05/2018 at 19:02

    Billings to Rocky via dpp? better scorer by 30+ ppg, get rid of rnd 14bye, get rid of the burn, get the rockpig

Murray · 21/05/2018 at 22:05

Which is the better trade
Murray and Kelly (geel) out
Phillips (stk) and darling in
Cash gain 142k

Garlett (carl) and Kelly (Geel) out
Phillips (stk) and tom McDonald in
Cash gain 10k

Which is better ?

    Murray · 21/05/2018 at 22:12

    Sorry 😐 the cash gain for option 1 is 80k

    KingWinter7 · 21/05/2018 at 22:13

    1st option

      Murray · 21/05/2018 at 22:22


JohnDJ59 · 21/05/2018 at 22:45

I'm interested to know who people are looking to have as their top 6 def and top 8 mids. I'm looking to have def: Laird, Yeo, Lloyd, Simmo, Hurley, Ryan. Mids: Titch, Fyfe, Danger, Oliver, Dusty, Bont, Cogs, ?. This is not who we think will be the top players, just who we think we will end up with.

    Defying_Madness · 22/05/2018 at 01:58

    Def: Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Sicily, Hurley, Ryan

    Midfield: danger, dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Merrett, Coniglio, Cripps, Oliver

    Not sure if Coniglio will be a keeper though at this point in time. Could move Sicily forward as well and get another defender but I think he is better down back for now, will depend on who drops in price.

      Morzaaa · 22/05/2018 at 13:41

      My back 6 will be identical to yours wow hahaha! Turns out I wasnt the only one who started Ryan.

      My mids should end up being: Macrae, Danger, Titch, Dusty, Merrett, Cripps, Duncan and Coniglio.

      Same as you, not sure if Cogs will finish in my team. I will reassess how he is going and how many trades I have left after i get to full premo. Same with Duncan as well, but been reasonably happy with him so far.

    redherringfc · 22/05/2018 at 18:10

    My backs will be the same, but I’ll probably hang on to Savage so won’t be getting Lloyd or Simpson. I might end up with Sicily back there, ruling both out.

    First 6 mids are the same, but Merrett and J Kelly instead of Bont and Coniglio. Will have an un-injured Rockliff at m9 for loopholing.

Sam_01 · 21/05/2018 at 23:03

Def: laird Hurley yeo simmo (sicily/fwd) d6 toss up Webster howe Lloyd. I will finnish with Hurley yeo laird simmo howe and savage
Mids: danger titch Fyfe Martin Oliver cripps treloar coggs will be my finishing mids. Missing titch at the moment.
Will be happy with thOes finishing lines may luxury trade out cogs and savage later if trades allow although I don’t think they will.

    JohnDJ59 · 22/05/2018 at 00:39

    Hey Sam thanks for answering my question, I'm looking at four of your def and six of your mids. It's going to be tight for me, I can see myself being one short in the mids and fwds.

      DavidSA · 22/05/2018 at 10:54

      Laird, Sicily, Simpson, Hurley, Howe, Yeo

      Danger, Fyfe, Mitch, Cripps, Jelwood, Martin, Oliver, Cogs

r_calve · 22/05/2018 at 09:15

murray -> mcdonald
henry-> phillips

good or bad?

taylor · 22/05/2018 at 09:19

89k sal

Defence: R laird M hurley T cole J Sicily E yeo S Murray 
Bench: L Murphy, T duman 

T Mich Dusty Fyfe Cripps S coniglio Z merrett T kelly C Spargo
Bench: D Fogarty, D Barry, N coffield

M Gawn N naitnui 
Bench: T english 

I Heeney T Mclean D Smith T Taranto J Hogan B ronke
Bench: B Fritsch  M Guelfi

should i get Macrae in mid for kelly or get another forward or defender premium
(will prob bring in fillips as a downgrade to get another premium)

    b_sh3p · 23/05/2018 at 06:02

    I think MacRae too exy now, you def need another premium mid though. I have Fogarty and don't think he's got a lot of money to make so I'd get rid of him before Kelly

Sellars1226 · 22/05/2018 at 09:45

Got a lot of option this week for my trades, here are the options

Murray and Kelly – Ridley and Cripp

Murray and Kelly – Ridley and Mclean

Murray and Kelly – RIdley and Dusty

Murray and Cole – Ridley and Mcdonald

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 22/05/2018 at 12:53

    Hard to go past Dusty at sub 500k

    NoLanguage · 22/05/2018 at 17:05

    Toss of the coin Cripps and Dusty at his price

FearTheBeard · 22/05/2018 at 09:48

So cull Kelly & Henry for Danger & Phillips?


Cull Murray & Kelly for Yeo & Phillips & bank 113k for an upgrade in coming weeks go Danger or Macrae in?

    Mick · 22/05/2018 at 13:23

    Option 1

      taylor · 22/05/2018 at 15:02

      im going with option one myself to

    FearTheBeard · 22/05/2018 at 15:23

    Thanks guys.

    Anyone else got an opinion here?

    NoLanguage · 22/05/2018 at 17:00

    Option 1

fyfemywife · 22/05/2018 at 10:05

Finlayson to Yeo or Tim Kelly to Danger???

Only have enough money for one option

    DacZawson · 22/05/2018 at 11:01

    Yeo may not play this week, 50/50 chance

      johno · 22/05/2018 at 11:21

      yeo will play

        johno · 22/05/2018 at 11:22

        especially when he gets over 100 after his injury

    NoLanguage · 22/05/2018 at 17:06

    Kelly to Danger just. Finlayson against the Bombers at home could have a decent game

DacZawson · 22/05/2018 at 11:15

Disregarding byes, who to pick out of Howe, Lloyd or Simpson?

    Simo036 · 22/05/2018 at 13:38

    Do you have Tom McDonald?

      DacZawson · 22/05/2018 at 13:54

      No but not sure i can see him holding a similar average

        Tibor · 22/05/2018 at 14:14

        Why do you think he cant do that. If opposition put a tag on him he heads further up the ground and is more in the play. If an opposition wants to put all the effort into them do they just leave Hogan to do what ever he wants. While they are both there and fit and getting good supply and help from team mates they will score big. If he loses key team mates to injury that can change but that's the same for anyone. At present a very safe bet and his break even says get him now while Sicily for example will probably be cheaper next week.

    ToughBretts · 22/05/2018 at 19:05

    Why not J Webster?

HammerTime · 22/05/2018 at 13:01


    Steeeve · 22/05/2018 at 13:12

    Danger is a must at his current price.
    Every year people start without certain premos and just hope they will pick them up cheap. Then when they are available for cheap people worry about their form. You can't have it both ways. Jump on.

      HammerTime · 22/05/2018 at 13:29

      Averages 5 points less than Cripps and has another gear to give? Or simply when Dangerwoodlett is present as a combo not all three can pump out 120+ each week…..
      Or do i go someone like an oliver?

        r_calve · 23/05/2018 at 20:03

        danger ma boy

    NoLanguage · 22/05/2018 at 17:04

    Get Danger in mate. The time is now

HammerTime · 22/05/2018 at 13:30

Nah ill shut up and just go danger

Craigo$$ · 22/05/2018 at 13:32

Hey boys and girls,
Which midfield rookies can i downgrade to? Poholke and Worpel looks best options but at elevated prices and both not going to be anything special i believe

    DacZawson · 22/05/2018 at 13:55


      Craigo$$ · 22/05/2018 at 15:29

      Already have him

taylor · 22/05/2018 at 15:00

danger or Macrae i need to get one of these for kelly and (murry or fritich – phillips)

    r_calve · 23/05/2018 at 20:02

    danger is at his lowest while MacRae is about 150k more expensive and counting

    it's a no-brainer really

    he will destroy Carlton

john · 22/05/2018 at 15:05

B. Fritsch FWD $338,100 N. Coffield DEFMID $250,100 (Out)

T. McDonald DEFFWD $500,200 E. Phillips MID $123,900 (in)

    ToughBretts · 22/05/2018 at 19:06

    Do not trade out Fritsch when he's gone 87+ in 3/4 – seems like a total point-chasing mission. McDonald has beat up some bad teams recently, wait til he proves himself against real competition

Marty · 22/05/2018 at 17:57

Plenty of upside still on Fritsch. Can you use another player?

SC_Sixty6 · 22/05/2018 at 18:10

I predict Rocky to go upto 17% ownership before the byes. Biggest move being next week. No brainer really. Basically straight swap.

Will · 22/05/2018 at 19:10

Who to bring in to finish defence?
Currently Have – Laird, Simo, Savage, Yeo and Sicily

Pauly · 22/05/2018 at 21:07

Trade holman or kelly

    john · 22/05/2018 at 21:27


    RobDog · 23/05/2018 at 00:39

    Holman will play all the bye rounds, I'd hang on.

    Da_Boysh · 23/05/2018 at 17:38

    hold Holman

Westy · 22/05/2018 at 21:10

Current team
D – Laird, McDonald, Savage, Hibberd, Finlayson, Murray (Keeffe, Murphy)
M – Macrae, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Martin, Coniglio, Merrett, T Kelly (Holman, Spargo, Barry)
R – Gawn, Nankervis (Crossley)
F – McLean, Sicily, Franklin, D Smith, Hogan, Henry (Guelfi, Higgins)
110K & 17 trades

Out Hibberd (BE129) & Murray
In Ridley & Darling I don't normally do a first round trade. – could have gone with Cumming, but he's got 80 from 2 rounds vs Ridley with 76 from 1. Of course this is all speculation till the teams drop on Thursday.

While Finlayson and Henry are also ripe for picking, Hibberd has just been rubbish and he's the first cull.


john · 22/05/2018 at 21:26

lloyd, howe, simpson, hurn or ryan which premo defender should i get for murry (can afford all of them)

    r_calve · 23/05/2018 at 20:01


Ricardo · 23/05/2018 at 15:44

Is this silly:
Hibberd -> Ridley
Kelly -> Macrae

    Da_Boysh · 23/05/2018 at 17:38

    Macrae is too expensive now

HELP · 23/05/2018 at 15:51

any suggestions? got 17 trades and $193k.

DEF: Laird Yeo slicly Simpson, Doedee, Murray ( naughton, Murphy)

MID: Fyfe Cripps Titch Martin Cogs Crouch T.Kelly Holman (brodie coffield Barry)

RUCK: Gawn Nic nat (Cameron)

FWD: McLean Smith Heeney keefe Fritsch Spargo (Ahern Crowden)

    r_calve · 23/05/2018 at 20:00

    downgrade Naughton and then upgrade doedee or Murray

    for backs you can do: howe, McDonald, Lloyd, Webster, ETC

    for forwards (through Keeffe swing) you can do: darling, gray, Westhoff, boak, ETC

    could go for some POD's if you want though

    hope this helped

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