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PODCAST: THE BYE-MAN COMETH

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Batter down the hatches, because the byes are here.

In all their fury, they’ve taken players from us. Not just the players we expected, either – your Bulldogs, Eagles, Blues and Hawks – but Nathaniel ‘Teen Wolf’ Fyfe and Jack Darling as well.

After a terrible week, we may just be in even more trouble this week, especially with our Port Adelaide and Gold Coast players SPUDDING IT RIGHT UP. ISN’T THAT RIGHT MR ROCKLIFF SIR?

Anyway, Lek and Patch unpack these things to find the good, the bad and the irrelevant – there’s quite a lot of irrelevant actually, but don’t let that deter you, because it’s 40 minutes of good old chinwags, gags and… bags… of uh, Fantasy advice.

How are you looking heading into week one of the byes?

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DacZawson

It seems like I may be in the minority in saying this, but R13 is a much bigger problem for me than R14. Will struggle to field 18 next week but will have easily over 22 playing in R14.

The problem lies with the fact I still have some slightly underperforming premos in Whitfield, Taranto and Hibberd that I haven't been able to trade yet with the R13 bye; although Hibberd should pick up with Lever out.

I'm interested to hear what players everyone still has that are performing slightly below expected premo level that you ideally want to upgrade???

Patch

Senors Lachie Whitfield and Devon Smith would be flicked/relegated to the bench in an ideal world, but will be dealt with last.

On top of the expected Hibberds and Billingses, Lukey Dahlhaus is one I'd expect people to look to flick this week if they've still got him.

JEL

Rd13 is also my biggest problem.
I've also got Hibberd, hoping like you that Lever out will help his scoring.
Zerrett has also been underwhelming for me.

Russty_

Hi Dac, Dusty is one but is still averaging 105, I still have Cam Ellis Yoelman who was doing ok for me up until a couple of weeks ago and is now bleeding cash, and Devon Smith ..av 93 so also not too bad.
Yoelman definitely goes pre round 14 for a well priced pod for me..if he's still worth anything lol

Ahmad rubas

Same problem as you should be fine for round 14 but currently only have 16 on field round 13 including the likes of petracca hibberd Goldstein

Sc_Wow

Round 13 is also a little tough for me but I’m aiming make my last two upgrades that week so that I can feild a strong side. Round 14 is fine for me

Neverweaken

Same here. And if trade to fix R13 then R14 is stuffed. Fyfe we all have but Cogs is the annoying one.

The Ranger

Witherden and D.Smith will be luxury traded if the Gods allow it later.
Got Taranto too but he was bought in with a view to him becoming my F7/M9.

Ken

With lever out…do you think hibberd will pump out scores from last year? Or at least average 90-95 from here on??

Patch

I'd hope so! If you've got him, cross your fingers!

Ken

Was looking at getting him..

PizzaSafety

I had my bye structure set out and looking perfect after bringing in Simpson last week. I had loaded up on R12 bye premo players and with no bench players and no rucks with that bye I would still field 20 players with that bye and would have 18+ players for R13 and R14 byes. Little did I know Nat Fyfe would get suspended, Cogs would get concussed and Murphy and Ridley would make themselves prime candidates to be dropped. Now I might only have 16 players playing whilst most people have an easy 20+ because they didn't load up on R12 players, meaning I might lose all of the advantages of my bye strategy and my ownership of McLean, Macrae, Richards, Cripps, Simpson, Titch, Sicily and Yeo is R12 hell. I might place in the bottom 5% this week and drop 20,000 places.

PizzaSafety

Might even be forced to trade Murphy to Mihocek 😮

Valens_FC

Feel your pain mate. Unfortunately in this game, long range plans can only ever be tentative at best… pretty much every time I think too far ahead in SC, I get stung. The good news is that pretty much everyone has Fyfe and Cogs is pretty high ownership.

Reckon the best time to judge the byes is when all 3 rounds are played. Ranks will heavily fluctuate over the next 3 weeks, best to not get too caught up in it. Might just have to put the hard hat on and ride this week out, resist the urge to rage trade and hopefully emerge stronger in rounds 13 and 14.

PizzaSafety

Yeah no doubt, just venting my frustration on here in a semi-serious manner. You can't control luck too much.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Pod on lads.
Patch top notch work on the ranking keep hunting mate

Half way – time to take stock.

Might be an opportune time to look back and answer the following queries for your team. What went right? What went wrong? Specifically:

1. Your best starting pod
2. Best trade
3. Worst trade
4. Your once over.

For me:
1. Luke Ryan
2. Billings to Mclean for $ change
3. Traded in Mutch instead of Ronke
4. Josh Kelly to Crusty Dusty – should have been Macrae.

Oh and the byes are here.
Batten down the hatches it is gonna get rough!

WTFoxtrot_58

Number 4 for me too.
Hurts thinking about it..

Rivo

Nice one Trig. Nothing too extreme my end…

1. Cogs – but everyone got him didn’t they?
2. Maybe NicNat to Grundy
3. Doedee to Duman
4. Holman to Zerrett, should have been Macrae.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah dont think cogs was a pod but been good
Grundy nice work
Yeah doodee keeps hurting those including moi who traded him
Macrae dammitt macrae.

Sc_Wow

1 McLean
2 Zerrett to Oliver
3 Hibberd to Witherden (crap to crap)
4 Maybe Kruser to Grundy early on but Stef has been decent

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice one wow.

Do u still have witherden?
How has he been going? He was someone i was considering eatly but went Ryan

Sc_Wow

Yeah I brought him in and he's done nothing lol. Not taking many kick ins.
His tog has gone way down too, not sure if that was the eagles inclusion or an injury. Will most likely dump him next week unless he produces a big score this week.

Valens_FC

Sounds like you're going to continue being aggressive on the trades Wow? I think I remember you saying somewhere in the past that you want to keep 7 trades back for injuries. That still the plan? Only ask because bringing Witherden in relatively cheap and punting him soon after seems counter to most of what you say on here.

For what it's worth does look like he may be playing hurt, in which case the bye will hopefully sort him out.

Sc_Wow

I'll still have 7 maybe 6 for injuries so should be fine. Yeah I'll have to see how he goes this week but his role has been a little different as of late so I can't see much point in keeping him if it continues.

TheGreatBozza

1. McLean
2. Kreuzer to Grundy
3. Luke Ryan to Billings pre R1 lockout
4. Passing on Macrae three times

Jack

1.Sicily or Cripps (are they pods?)
2.Macrae in before he went nuts
3.1st trade: Naughton to Ryan (Ryan inj next game)
4.Finlayson to Howe (58 then inj) should have been Lloyd, McDonald or Ryan

Jack

Bit confusing. 3. Is Ryan (WCE) 4. Is Ryan (FREO)

Valens_FC

1. McLean and Luke Ryan, can't split it
2. Punting Finlayson and Murray just before they were dropped, felt like it left me a week or two ahead of most on upgrades.
3. Menegola to Fisher round 3 – did it purely because I had nothing else to do and felt the general need to do a corrective trade… Sam went 129,128, 121 the next 3 games. Nailed it.
4. Injured Sloane to Dusty instead of Macrae…. traded out of fear of not having a high ownership player instead of having the guts to go for what was a relative POD at the time.

r_calve

1.mclean
2. hibbered to simpson round 2
3. Zorko to Gibbs instead of MacRae
4. starting with Stef martin instead of grundy

Derek

1. Lycett. Didn’t expect much, but he done good. Close second has been Shaw averaged 93 will take that

2. Lobb to Coniglio. Was in and out of pre-season team on a daily basis. Was happy to get him before price rise.

3. Mills to McGrath. I don’t know how to explain it

4. Started Billings instead of McClean. Everyone was talking about him and I didn’t even know who he was and what he even looked like. Should have done my research.

Top 100 is still my goal, but 900 points is a very big number. Maybe I’ll just finish top 100 in NSW 😉

BrownlowBoy

1. Oliver
2. Haven't made a good trade.
3. TK to Smith
4. Starting Hibberd and Billings instead of Simpson and McLean

Russty_

Hey Trig

Best starting pod – Luke Ryan
Best trade – Billings (493k) to Hogan (437k)
Worst trade – David Armitage, 3 mediocre games and then dropped.
My once over – If I'd started Cogs instead of Whitfield, I wouldn't have traded Whitfield to Dusty for 656K

redherringfc

1. Luke Ryan, but come seasons end hopefully I’ll be saying Kreuzer.
2. Mclean for ??
3. Zorko out the week he bottomed out at $400k to see him knock out a 170 and then continue on.
4. I would love to have started Menegola over Billings.

Patch

Cheers mate!

1. Macrae, obviously, as Lek continues to point out.
2. Jezza Cameron to Robbie Gray in round five
3. Kruez to Big Stef instead of Grundy
4. Whitfield. Over. Cripps. What was I thinking???

hedski

1. Kreuz/Greene/Crouch. Oh best pod?..Umm.
2. Billings to Menagola.
3. Doedee out still have Finlayson.
4. My whole team.

Lekdog

See a Herald Sun article this week for my answers, they asked basically these questions exactly 🙂

Clayton Oliver my best starting pod though

Lazza

1. Ryan and/or McLean
2. Banfield to Macrae
3. Zerrett
4. Zorko to Zerret

Jambo

1. Jeremy McGovern
2. Bonner to Jimmy Webster in Rd 7
3. Fritsch to Kent (DO’oh!)
4. Starting Jack Billy bin instead of Hogan

Despite all of this, being in the top 3% at halfway point is something I can be proud of.

TIGESB2B

My worst season ever.
1. None good. Worst starters: Greene, McGrath, Burton, Dixon and Hibberd. Resigned to keeping Dixon and Hibberd and hoping they'll turn it around;
2. Dow to Holman; Sandi to Grundy;
3. J Graham to Rocky;
4. J Graham to Rocky;

Matt

Hey Lek and Patch thoughts on my planned trades for the byes?

Round 12 –
Dow – Angus Brayshaw (Will swing back in round 15)
Spargo – JJK
Murphy – Heron

Round 13 –
Fritsch – Ahern
Guelfi – Sicily (will swing back in round 14)

Round 14 –
Rice – Mihocek
Ronke – McDonald

Will leave me 8 trades left and a full premium side, and I will field 22 this week, 20 in round 13 and 19 in round 14!

Help would be greatly appreciated!😁

nutsack

damn…you planned well…. do it boss….if you got the sack, go full poker style and drop the nuts!

Sc_Wow

Looks good mate, Jjk has the bye this week though and Spargo plays so could you do that in rd 13?

Matt

Spargo is going to be sitting at F8, so I won’t get his points anyways, and I have a pretty good feeling he’ll get dropped, regardless I’ll be fielding a full 22

Patch

Not much gets me more aroused than a well planned bye trading strategy and BY GUM that's a good one. As has been pointed out, you may as well wait on JJK on the off chance he goes an ACL at training next week, always better to wait if you can in my experience.

LOVE seeing Brayshaw in there, and Tommy McD is a very nice POD. Like it mate!

Russty_

Mitch Robbo has a broken Toe and will miss at least 2 weeks….could be right for round 14…and no price rise.

Russty_

According to AFL.com.au, he's out for 3 weeks now.

NoLanguage

Guys who to punt this week for Austin – Richards or Mirra?
Feel as though Richards JS is better but Mirra still has a negative break even…
I also have Keeffe but he’s acting as a swing with Sicily.

Thoughts?

Redpill5

Austin. Lowest be, highest ceiling and will make you the most $

Redpill5

Sorry Just re-read your post. Richards

Jack

I'd trade Mirra. You need warm bodies during the byes and Richards is

NoLanguage

1-1 all! Anyone wanna split the difference on this one?

iLoveNMFC

Mirra 🙂

Sc_Wow

I remember earlier in the year when Lewis was out of the side people expected Hibberd to lift, I was one of them. However nothing changed, I’m not so sure it will with Leaver out. I don’t think Leaver was taking kick ins, and wasn’t looked as the go to man out of defense, these roles still seem to belong to Lewis and Vince. It’s my opinion that he will stay consistenty avergae for the rest of the year and should be looked at being moved on in rd 13

NEIL demons delight

Spot on Wow though Jetta plays a dominate role down back with his accurate kicking . Hibbert will come good but not for s c .Move him on NDD

Sc_Wow

True add Jetta to that list. Hibberd is 4th in line for kicki ns and use of half back

DacZawson

The source of my hope is that if Melbourne continues with their defensive structure without Lever, Hibberd is the most likely man to take over the 'floater' intercept marking role; given Jetta is too small and Frost or Oscar McDonald aren't damaging enough with their disposal.

Sc_Wow

I'm not sure he is the most likely tbh, hopefully for those that have kept him. I'd see frost or mcdonald doing it and handing it off to the damaging players

Lekdog

Nothing wil cure Hibberd, he has caught the Colin Sylvia plague, will be punting post-bye

Russty_

I'd punt him this week for Austin if I had Hibberd.

Ken

Thanks wow

Rivo

Got plenty of cover this week, 25 to pick from. Next 2 weeks 17 and 16. Have 16 trades & $100k.

Should I trade down and build a war chest or is it too early to get Gray now? Not sold on Rocky. Who are others targeting?

Rivo

I’m gathering the community is also challenged this week. Lek and Patch appear to be building a war chest. Anyone else?

DacZawson

For me I'm gonna trade fairly consistently throughout
As in, 2 downgrades/1 upgrade then 2 upgrades/1 downgrade for first two weeks most likely

redherringfc

I’m going 2 up this week, with Dusty and Menegola plus 1 down to get Austin.

Next week Yeo is a definite in, maybe Simpson, but I’m kind of keen on Hurley the week after for my last back.

I’ve got stacks to choose from this week and hopefully 20 in round 13 and 14.

Sc_Wow

Had a look at Leks team, no offence but it will be a small war chest with the rookies he has

Steeeve

Anyone else considering McGovern after his bye for D6?

FFC

looking at this option too.

seen_burns

I've had him since RD 1 and he's been fairly inconsistent but feel like he is getting into some form now, looks the goods after the bye.

r_calve

mcgovern has three versions

1. crap game, around the 60s
2. meh, alrght game, 80-95
3. an absolute rock in defence, superb game, 120+

Florence Maxwell

Batter the hatches? Sounds delicious

joe

I'm relieved that there is someone as nerdy as me who also noticed this.

batten (v) strengthen or fasten (something) with battens.

Shake_n_Bake_

So supercoachers, what happens to ur teams say Fyfe doesn’t get off? you have Cogs and doesnt play, does that hurt? If rookies get rested Murphy Ronke Smith Spargo ect . Im sure 1 or 2 of these things will happen. A suprise out like Howe. Got yo love these bye rds!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I have all of them except ronke shakers.
So i guess u r up that proverbial creek

We do get 3 trades but if you are missing 6 ontop of the bye players doesnt matter how good your planning is time to assume the position.

Only hope if your are playing leagues is your opponent is up the famous creek as well.

Shake_n_Bake_

1st thing l looked at on Monday, to see who was out of the teams im playing! The only heads up l have is im the only team that doesn’t have Sicily & Mclean. All other teams l play do. But with the way im going probably wont mean much! I’ll bring in Sicily after this rd.

SC_Sixty6

My favourite part of the season. These 3 weeks seperate the men from the boys.

Goodluck. WE ARE ONE!

Cheers #66

TheGreatBozza

I personally love the bye rounds! Every year i've moved up in rank and stormed home (last year in my first ever cash league lost on game after the byes). This year I'm in my best rank pre byes so i'm excited.

COMMUNITY EMBRACE THE BYES!

SC_Sixty6

Yeah nice mate. I've seen some teams ranked just inside top 100 and they are still 5 premo off being full premo so the captain choices and rookie on field decisions go a huge way. I expect to storm home like normal.

Currently in my best ranking at this stage of the year so feeling confident again.

DacZawson

Easily my favourite part of the season.
Love seeing everyone's strategies, especially for those playing just for league (eg. set up team to dominate two byes and have a bad week for another)
The way everyone uses there possible 9 trades will likely go a long way to defining their season.
Good luck to everyone.

Derek

Still have 18 trades. Should be able to do plenty of damage to my team over the next 3 weeks

Shake_n_Bake_

I have 18 aswell Derek but with only 1 trade in mind this week. How about you?

Noah

Should i get Hogan or Selwood in via DPP?

Ja191

i'd go hogan, selwood gonna cop the jacobs tag this week

Blakey

or is danger

Matt

If he tags danger, he’ll just drag him forward and kick 10 goals on him, so no he will not tag Danger

Derek

Duncan or selwood will get it

Sam_01

Times like these it really hurts to have the likes of Barry, Crowden and keefe on the bench going to have to down grade one of them looking at 17 on field rnd 13-14 otherwise still have Spargo and zgl as my last rookies to upgrade
Rnd 14 out of my back 8 I’ll have rice, savage, Austin, laird and duman out hopefully one of them can make enough cash to flick by then haha

SCWars94

Barry could get a game this week. Played quite well in the the SANFL

SCWars94

Is it worth going early on Ahern this week to get some more cash for coming weeks?

Sam_01

Really depends on your structures mate! Never go early if you can avoid it!

r_calve

nothing wrong with going early, last year i picked up Greenwood the week he debuted and that paid of dividends

theRealPod

I heard somewhere that Ahern's 29 possession debut was the most for a first game player !! I don't see any problem going early on this rookie, he has DPP which could be used when he has his bye.

r_calve

seocnd most, lids got 30

NEIL demons delight

How do captains and vc's work in byes NDD

Russty_

Here ya go mate…..
Set a Captain (and Vice Captain) as you normally would for double points. If your Captain's doubled score is NOT in your Best 18 scores, then their points will not count – you simply get your Best 18 scores only. Similarly, if your Captain's doubled-score is NOT in your Best 18 scores, you do NOT automatically receive double points from your Vice Captain – your Vice Captain only receives double points as per any other round, if your Captain does not play for any reason.

Ahmad rubas

Good time to take safe VC scores of 120+ just in case of an injury affected captain score

neil Dees 4 premiers

Thanks fellas looping as normal?

Russty_

Yeah mate and you can loop any bye player.

SC_Sixty6

Goto love being on the inside with the giants! Certain mid is about to dominate the second half of the season. I predict 118 avg

Ahmad rubas

Josh Kelly?
If so holding him maybe wasn't such a bad idea plus planning to vc him this week

neil Dees 4 premiers

Sheil or Ward must be in there

Rex

Can't be Shield or Ward as they have never averaged this before and nothing could change mid year to make this happen. 100% Kelly. Source must be taken with a grain of salt. I sense an attention grab again

SC_Sixty6

Attention you think Rex?

Since I was the one the told everyone here Kelly was struggling with OP before he missed 6 weeks……

Rex

Yes. I do recall you saying he would come back in on a certain week and he missed 3 more matches. I believe people hung on to him with this information, but nevermind.
It was actually quite funny I checked your comment less than one minute after you posted and it already had 1 like. Do you like your own comments? Haha

Sc_Wow

FYI Rex that happens automatically when you have an actual account

Rex

Ok my bad Wow. I liked your comment for letting me know

SC_Sixty6

Wrong Rex. Rd 8 I said he'd be back but when it's a late call or something goes wrong it's very easy for someone to pull out. Plus gws are very concervative with their players. He then came back in rd 10.

Do you recall when I said he would be out and for at least a month? He missed six matches so does not add up for me to be 3 weeks out. Sorry Rex. Nice try. Do you have anything positive to say?

Rex

If Josh Kelly can get OP miss 6 weeks of footy (have to assume he wouldn't be able to run during this time let train) then come back for 2 games and still go on to average 118 SC points in the 2nd half of the year he is the best player the game has ever seen. Is that positive enough?
Sadly though the pessimist in me thinks that he either
A) didn't have OP, or:
B) could not possibly average that much in a season he got OP

SC_Sixty6

Do yourself a favour and do some research on OP because I really don't have the time for you being a pessimistic flog. Mild and severe cases. Go Google bud.

Rex

Just some advice. On this site people don't always agree with each other. In a way that's the beauty of it. The community can bounce different ideas of each other and then the individual can make a choice.
Why everytime someone doesn't agree with you, you have to call them a flog? (Or some other childish name) It's the exact reason why people have a problem with you.
By the way even if Kelly has a mild case of OP, I don't believe he could then come out and average 118 SC points in the 2nd half of the year. Just my opinion, you don't have to agree.

SC_Sixty6

Throwing out advice now? Advice is a no no according to the many in this community.

You might want to start being abit more positive around here. Your name already has a negative vibe in the short amount of time you've been here.

Matt

Not that it matters but I just thought I’d add that for my money Rex’s replies seem perfectly nice and respectful. While yours on the other hand don’t. So I’ve concluded that he’s probably a nice bloke but you’re definitely a dead shit who likes to blow his own trumpet about having inside knowledge at GWS.

mick

spot on matt

neil Dees 4 premiers

concervative? You have the same problem as wow or do yous.

BrownlowBoy

Little bit more info please!

SC_Sixty6

Scans over each week Kelly has been having. MRI is said to have shown significantly less bone stress and swelling this week. Expect him to hit his straps second half of season.

Rex

Of course it's Josh Kelly but one would have to question the source, as Kelly was also expected to return from injury must earlier than this source suggested.

neil Dees 4 premiers

Gotto love being on the inside of the dees -better. Balic will be the next recruit shortly to debut. Another dpp gift Cheers NDD

Dice_real

Lachie Keeffe?

Patch

Please tell me it's Lachie Whitfield?

SC_Sixty6

Just think Patch, next year Whitfield will be a defensive option!

Bells

Heater ! ? Is that you?? Explains a few things…

Ahmad rubas

Jacob heron and aidyn Johnson viable option if named?

seen_burns

Heron will probably get dropped soon, and Johnson hasn't played since RD 7. Better options are Austin if you think he can stay in the saints team or go early on Ahern

Ahmad rubas

Damn that sucks would of been useful coverage for byes considering I didn't plan for them really well

seen_burns

Heron also scored 34 on the weekend so there's basically no point in trading him in if he'll be scoring that low. How many playing players do you have for each bye?

Ahmad rubas

Round 12: 23
Round 13: 16
Round 14: 18

seen_burns

Your fine mate just need to get 18 onfield each week and your good.

Ahmad rubas

currently 2 short for round 13 only positive is I have a few more trades than most I think with 17 the negative is I have fake premos like billings petracca Goldstein and hibberd still

prizza

callam ward isinsome as well

prizza

Hey Neil good luck next week but beware the pies are moving from 2nd gear to third as well , should be a cracker

theRealPod

Agree prizza. The Pies are warming. The ruck dual could be the highlight of the season and one to tell the grand kids.

SC_Sixty6

If it's anything like Goldy v Gawn a few years ago I'll be Happy with 2 170's

neil Dees 4 premiers

You wont get me saying nice things about Collingwood but yes it's going to be a great game. Gawn vsGrundy and challenges all round Go Dees cheers NDD

Holty01

We are still waiting on Collingwood to beat a quality opponent this year. If they beat the Dees this week then that will change. Dees are looking great. Still uncertain if Collingwood are as good as people are suggesting they are.

prizza

Not wanting to get in an argument holty but , both sides form is against lower ranked sides, both have beaten adelaide , thats about it, as a betting option i think the 2.40 head to head or the 9.5 points in is the bet of the round, get on.

redherringfc

They’re only giving Collingwood 9.5 points head start?

Might be time to reopen that betting account.

theRealPod

Who plays better at the G in front of massive crowd? I think some rain is forecast for weekend. Pies for me.

SCWars94

Not sure if it is true or not but Laird could be in doubt this weekend with a fractured hand!

BrownlowBoy

True.

BlueBaggerJosh

still have 18 on field but scoring power is going to be lacking hard. Fyfe, Cogs and Laird in doubt!

nutsack

fractured hand will be 4 weeks… he wouldnt even be able to rub one out

JugHead

Yep, the euphoria of probably getting Howe back in lasted about 5 minutes.

Jack

From a selfish point of view I'd rather have Howe than Laird. At least everyone's got Laird

Holty01

Thats why i started Howe over Laird. Thought it was a POD that would set me apart from the rest. It certainly has but not in my favor.

r_calve

laird is is out and i have four backline players out now and i am carked

Lazza

You only need 18 across the on-field…

r_calve

not carked then cheers mate

theRealPod

Me too. Might just save trades and ride it out.

Stirlsy

How many Premo or semi premo players have ppl got playing this week? Not counting anyone that started as a rookie…ie Kelly Doodee ect ect

JEL

With Fyfe and potentially Laird & Cogs missing, less than I hoped for.
12 premo types & up to 8 rookie, depending on who gets dropped.

redherringfc

11 genuine premiums plus Petracca and Rocky. 19 playing, but with 1 spare to loophole in both the mids and forwards.

Holty01

Wow i have 1 defender playing this week. Murphy should be dropped. Was bringing in Laird this week but he is now in doubt. Thankfully all other lines are full

BrownlowBoy

4-6 weeks for Darling

Sc_Wow

Ouch! Looks like JJK is the main man again

Mystic_Mac

cheap as chips too!

Sc_Wow

Getting him at 366K and getting his 122 was a bonus! I'm guessing lots will jump on now, maybe even some of the darling owners

SCWars94

Im jumping on him next week for Billings

Mystic_Mac

Good pick up! Was going to grab him last week, but filled my last mid spot with Duncan. Massive POD. Happy I didn't follow the Rocky bandwagon..

Sc_Wow

Yep glad I also thought through the rocky selection

BlueBaggerJosh

yep for that reason ill be jumping on next week at the expense of murphy or duman (last upgrade along with Fritsch to Mclean or Yeo), if darling dries up JJK's scoring after coming back they should be at about the same price for a sideways anyway.

Neverweaken

Yes to JJK next week. Spargo goes for him Then following week Henry for Hogan.

theRealPod

Quick Fyfe poll. Will he get off with a fine or not?

I'm a yes because someone at the AFL will 'insist' he gets off.

BrownlowBoy

Won't get off I don't think.

Hope he does for SC though.

SCWars94

Nope. AFL is soft and they now have to be consistent with the suspensions.

Mystic_Mac

Not looking good.

Shake_n_Bake_

Nope 👎

Russty_

I've been reading the transcript and Fyfe's lawyer Tweedie made a good case for it to be downgraded to careless with past video examples of similar incidents turning out that way…hoping so anyway, fingers crossed.
The Jury is considering the verdict right now.

KSinny

Let's hope so

Stirlsy

Yep going to long will get off with fine

Stirlsy

Wrong

theRealPod

Damn it. Well it's not that bad I guess, most have him 😕

Neverweaken

If Fyfe goes who will we VC before either Oliver/TMac/Gawn on Monday. For me its either Crouch or Heeney

Sc_Wow

Danger
Maybe dusty, performs well at AO

Sam_01

Danger into Gawn for me maybe cogs if he pulls up

seen_burns

Gawn v Grundy though.

Defying_Madness

Menegola into Walters because I have nothing

Daniel

Is bringing in boak and westhoff to much if I already have Robbie gray or should I get one of them and Michael walters

theRealPod

Boak and Westhoff are decent players. If you're playing for rank could help over byes.

SC_Sixty6

Fyfe is OUT

KSinny

🙁

Mystic_Mac

Doesn't matter, everyone has him..

SC_Sixty6

…… Sorry.

TOPHAWK1

Fyfe and Laird (Almost certain) both out next week. If Howe misses again, my backline will be a mess as Murphy will probably get dropped as well. Yeo has the bye and Mirra on the bench. Marvellous…….Think 3 trades will come in very handy. As well as Rocky and Holman to cover Fyfe's absence!! Just had to throw that in there. 😀

theRealPod

I read here recently.. A week is a long time in footy. For those that grabbed Rocky might just pay off sooner rather than later.

TOPHAWK1

Exactly RealPod. A week is a long time in Footy. If Rocky does not tag (As he was bad at it last week against Mitchell) he should hopefully score a lot better against the Tigers. If Howe plays, which is likely now, it will offset Laird's absence. Let's see how it plays out. These byes are going to be brutal. Cant wait for the next 3 weeks.

theRealPod

Good luck TH, some will leap up the rankings if things pan out.

Sc_Wow

Rocky only started tagging later in the game, around the same time Mitchell dropped off. He wasn’t doing anything before he started tagging and actually had an impact on Mitchell when he went to him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a role with one of the Tigers midfielders. Just my opinion

Defying_Madness

Yeah those were my thoughts as well. Was useless until he shut down Titch

Russty_

Titch still got 135 points so how well did he shut him down really.

Sc_Wow

He was on track for 160 barley moved in the last quarter

Sam_01

Well can’t wait for the sc gods to strike and see the likes of duman Spargo smith to all get a rest

Defying_Madness

Assuming Laird and Cogs miss, that leaves me at 18. I have Murphy, Ridley, Spargo, Smith…

r_calve

murphy to austin then next week spargo and keeffe to ahearn and mihocek

good or bad

SamuraiPizzaCat

Murphy to Austin good trade.
Ahern and Mihocek both have their bye next week, they'll be good options for round 14

Russty_

I wouldn't trade out Keefe if you have Sicily cause the dpp is invaluable and could even win you your final.

hedski

Thinking Fyfe, Cogs and Laird OUT for Phillips, Rocky and Brayshaw IN?

hedski

If I had 25 trades left….

hedski

Which I don't.

r_calve

is cogs out for next game?

hedski

Maybe, got concussed.

Derek

I think he will miss

theRealPod

😅 me too

hedski

👍

Shake_n_Bake_

How many trades do u have Hedski?

hedski

Not enough Shaker, should have 5 left for injuries after byes at full premo. Killed by injuries early so been bang bang bangin for fun.

Derek

Everyone has Fyfe and Laird, and if you had to pick a week to miss it would be r12.

Ahmad rubas

thoughts on going early on brodie as bye coverage instead of heron?

Bells

Hogan, Buddy or Heeney for F4/5 this week?
Buddy could go large against depleted and weary Saints. Surely Hogan's BE is way lower than Heeney's?

r_calve

heeney is the best forward he is a must have

MEK

Defence: R Laird M Hurley M Hibberd E Yeo K Simpson Ridley
Bench: L Murphy, B Rice

Midfield:
T Mitch Dangerfield Fyfe Zorko Gaff J Kelly Z Merrett D Mundy
Bench: Higgins , C Spargo, D Barry

Ruck:
M Gawn Nic Nat
Bench: Orango

Forwards:
I Heeney D Smith B Fritsch J Billings B Ronke J Henry
Bench: M Guelfi, T Smith

What two trades should i do this week what trades

MEK

PLUS HAVE 390K IN BANK

dontblushbaby

FWD line needs urgent attention ,the last 3 you have on field are the ones I'd start with , anyway you can pick who like Mek with 399k have fun, good luck mate

Russty_

Maybe don't do anything this week?…and save your trades for next week, if you can field 18 this week.

Jambo

I brought in James McDonald two weeks ago. Yippee!

Russty_

Cool!…is he one of Tom's cousins?

Jack

Wasn't it the ex Melbourne player that retired and then come out of retirement in GWS 1st year

Jambo

His evil twin. He gagged Tom and left him in the basement…

Jambo

I meant Tom. Hahaha!

Russty_

Well done mate!…wish I had done the same 2 weeks ago, had planned to then he had that injury scare that turned out to be fake news.

Derek

Starting this Friday, we have at least one football game on per day for 8 of the next 10 days.

This is serious Supercoaching.

We only have next Tuesday for a quick recovery session, Wednesday to say hello to the family, wife and Girl-friend, before getting back into SuperCoach ready for Thursday night.

There will be late outs, there will be premos who underperform, there will be traded out rookies who tonne-up, there will be injuries, cats and dogs living together…..prepare for carnage.

Good luck everyone

dontblushbaby

Yep, VC & C will be crucial , no Fyfe or TMitch, Gawn v Brodie, which Cat will score the most ect ect

Russty_

Yeah looking forward to it Derek..not!…lol, bring on round 15.

hedski

Gotta love Thursday night footy.

Jack

Haha Loved that comment Derek, I showed it to my wife…..She just doesn't get it

Russty_

They never do Jack, they think a silly little game like that shouldn't take you longer than 5 minutes a week..lol

G.C.

Would love some feedback community:

$151k in the bank
17 Trades

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Hurley, Savage, Doedee (Rice, Duman)
MID: Fyfe, Titch, Danger, Dusty, Cripps, Cogs, Merrett, Holman (An. Brayshaw, Spargo, Phillips)
RUC: Gawn, Nank (Olango)
FWD: McLean, Heeney, Sicily, De. Smith, Fritsch, Ti. Smith, (Guelfi, Giles-Langdon)

For this week, because of his low price and BE in the 60's, I was thinking:

Spargo/Brayshaw -> Ahern
Guelfi/ZGL -> Menegola

Doesn't leave me with much bank left, but fixes my forward line for R13 and beyond with Menegola. R14 shouldn't be an issue with the forwards, allowing me to focus on the backs. Going a round early on a rookie always sucks, but Spargo seems to be on his last legs anyway. Thoughts?

SCWars94

You could always go doedee down to Austin to free up more cash. Guelfi shouldnt be tradede yet.

Derek

Try and pick up players coming off their bye. Menagola would be a round 15 target, Ahern a round 14 pickup

Russty_

So Fyfe gets rubbed out for intentionally striking a guy who turns out, wasn't even hurt at all, and therefore ruining the Brownlow Medal for another year, and then there's Jy Simpkin who knocked Christensen out cold, concussion and out of the game before it's barely started, and maybe won't play this week either..and Simpkin gets off with no penalty.
What's wrong with this picture?
Simpkin's clash was as 'intentional' as Fyfe's was.
Seems like an injustice to me, I think the penalty should reflect the extent of the injury and future games missed etc, that's if it is intentional, and not accidental.

Jack

The confusing part is that up until now I thought they did take into account the extent of the injury.
If this has changed it would be nice for them to let the fans, players & coaches know. They need to be more transparent.

Ja191

Can’t be transparent when they don’t know what they are doing themselves. They probably flip a coin to decide whether someone gets suspended or not

Gem

And it was a 2 weeker – what they consider pretty serious to nothing? Umm. I don't get it anymore. I hope Freo consider the appeal in the morning.

Russty_

It's already over Gem, the appeal failed and Fyfe's out of this week and illegible for the Brownlow.

SCWars94

This is the way the AFL is heading. No consistency, No excitement and ALL about money… so sad

Majestic Magpies

Starting to make footy unenjoyable. I'm a pie fan and thought there was nothing in it as it looked like he was going for the ball. They are so going over the top with this crap.

LeGOAT

Thoughts on these trades community?

13 Trades left

DEF: Laird, Simpson, Hurley, Sicily, J.Lloyd, Hibberd (Doedee, L.Murphy)

MID: Titch, Fyfe, Oliver, Cripps, Parker, Cogs, Rocky, Higgins (Spargo, Philips, Barry)

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (King)

FWD: McLean, Heeney, Menegola, D.Smith, Fritsch, Guelfi (Ronke, T.Smith)

TRADES:
Hibberd -> Yeo (for by structure) AND/OR Doedee -> L.Austin (cash generation) – Leaves me with 256k in the bank

Also thoughts on Andrew Gaff? I'm thinking of finishing my midfield with him after his byes.

Russty_

Maybe Hibberd to Austin this week and then Doedee to Yeo before round 14?

sc_damage

Is rocky really part of your complete midfield

redherringfc

I’ve got Rocky at M8 and I’m happy to say they are complete, for now.

Once everywhere else is complete I’ll see what to do with him. Or when he gets injured.

It is possible that sometime over the 2nd half of the season he actually does score like a genuine premium.

LeGOAT

Yes, unfortunately i got sucked in into trading him in last week! ARGH. I'd be happy to keep him as M8 and maybe later down the track I could trade him. Just hope he gets better.

redherringfc

I’d be holding Hibberd this week. His BE is 76 and with Lever out he may improve. And there’s no need to rush this as Yeo has his bye this week.

If Hibberd does ok then maybe swing Sicily forward to bring Yeo in next week for one of your forwards.

As for Austin, it’s not a bad trade, but what role is he going to play in your team? Your backs are complete, so besides 2 bye rounds he’s going to sit on the bench. He’ll make a lot of money, but will you end up trading him out to realise that money? It might be worth waiting for Mihocek to save the extra 55k.

LeGOAT

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I totally forgot about Sicily's dual position! That just opened more options for me.

Ahmad rubas

I'd be scared if I didn't have either dusty or danger going into sc finals maybe bring one of those guys instead of gaff

TOPHAWK1

If Rory Laird misses this week, will super spud Lachlan Murphy get another game/chance?