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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE Round 12

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MARGE, THE TRADES ARE ‘ERE!

Remember that classic McCain’s ad back in the day? In the middle of the parched outback, an old codger is looking out over desolate paddocks, desperate for rain. Suddenly – a drop on the roof, and another, and another. “MARGE,” he screams, excitedly, knowing they’ve needed rains for months upon months upon months.

As he runs screaming into the house, the camera pans up, two children eating juicy, crunchy McCain’s corn on the roof, causing big, fat drops of corn juice into trickinig this poor sod into thinking their livelihoods have been saved. “THE RAINS ARE ‘ERE,” we hear him cry gleefully.

That was me opening Supercoach this week, seeing three plump, juicy trades dripping down onto the corrugated iron roof of my side. “THE TRADES ARE ‘ERE,” I screamed, running into my side, only to find no-one there.

In that ad, we never see Marge. We only see the deluded rantings of a man desperate for rain. Think about it – he can see the sky is clear blue. He can see there are no clouds. He doesn’t see rain. He hears what he wants to be rain. This man is at the end of his wits. How can we even be sure Marge is still there? Did Marge even exist in the first place? Did she leave him for another man as life got too tough, the barren land too harsh to live on?

Similarly, in Supercoach (this metaphor is going somewhere, I think) our fields of points are barren. Our premiums are abandoning us. The false promise of trades is luring us in. We’re all going mad. I’m going mad, which you can clearly see from the four paragraphs of absolute drivel I’ve written above. Makes you glad Kev has taken over the Panic Room this season, doesn’t it? Remember how I did this every week in the Panic Room? Good ti-PATCH JUST STOP IT AND GET TO THE CAPTAINS. GOD.

PORT ADELAIDE vs RICHMOND
Friday, 7.40PM, Adelaide Oval

Could the real Dustin Martin please stand up? Where u @ fam? Dusty hasn’t put up a captain-worthy score since round FOUR (141 vs Brisbane), and you got the feeling if he was going to explode, it would be against the Dons on the big Dreamtime stage. Is he an excellent trade-in option? Absolutely. Is he a captaincy option? On current form, no. No he is not.

Only three players will be heading into this game with a five-round average of more than 100 – Trent Cotchin (110), Josh Caddy (107) and The Hoff (102). The Hoff is my pick from those three if I had to choose from them, but I’d probably go with Robbie Gray on the big stage from this game, despite his poor average of 78 against the Tigers.

GEELONG vs NORTH MELBOURNE
Saturday, 1.10PM, GMHBQLXWA Stadium

The Ben Jacobs tag has spluttered to a bit of a halt in recent weeks, with Nat Fyfe getting off the chain in the west and Dayne Zorko breaking it this week with a ton, so do we need to pay attention to who he goes to in the Geelong midfield? He has that much choice, with Patrick DangerfieldGary Ablett and Joel Selwood the big targets for the run-with role.

However, Mitch Duncan and even Tim Kelly or Sam Menegola are at risk of the tag, so I don’t even know where to start so I’m going to ignore it. Dangerfield might be the best bet here, as he’s projected for a 136, but I was projected for 2400 last week in Supercoach and we all know I damn well didn’t hit that, so I’ll take that with a grain of salt the size of Lekdog.

That said, the points may be spread too thin here to make it worth the VC option? I really don’t know, so I’m avoiding. If you’re brave enough to take the plunge, godspeed.

Also, Todd Goldstein is coming off a 123, so I dunno, yeah? I guess? If you wanna you can VC him against the lacklustre Geelong rucks? Maybe?

GWS vs GOLD COAST
Saturday, 4.35PM, Spotless Stadium

The Giants pulled out a gutsy win on the weekend over the Crows, but we didn’t see huge Supercoach output from anyone – only three tons and a top score of 111 by Callan Ward. Champion of the future Josh Kelly is working his way back into form after an extended period out, could this be the game he explodes? I mean it could, but you’d be brave to take the plunge.

Stephen Coniglio‘s last two against the Suns are 92 and 118, but had six shots on goal last week and spent a bit of time forward. He did also sit out a lot of the last quarter after a head knock, so he could be back and ready for a 120. Playing forward could be good news against the Suns anyway… assuming he does play with concussion.

Gold Coast don’t have anyone worth picking at this stage, let alone captaining.

ST KILDA vs SYDNEY
Saturday, 7.20PM, Etihad Stadium

A true Saturday night blockbuster. While the Saints have their tails up, this could get messy fast. Buddy Franklin could kick 12 against an undermanned Saints backline, while Isaac Heeney could also run riot. I don’t like the idea of captaining either of these two, but considering bye players are locked at the start of the last game, you can still use either of these blokes for a VC.

Is there anyone else worth captaining in this game? Maybe a Luke Parker? Scored 125 last week against the Blues with 21 touches and two goals, and could hit the scoreboard in a big way this week. Otherwise, there’s always Jack Billings.

BRISBANE vs ESSENDON
Sunday, 1.10PM, The Gabba

Essendon will lose this. Just watch us. We’ll be rubbish, and I’m very glad I’ll be working and unable to watch it. Dayne Beams has been sensational in the past few weeks and is a real valid option for the *checks notes* four of you who have him. Otherwise Zorko the Magnificent is another one who could have 30 and kick four if you’ve got him.

Zachary Merrett is finding a bit more form, but not enough to captain, and Michael Hurley is still finding his way back into the side. Otherwise the GOAT Shaun McKernan could kick 16 goals and score 946 points, but he could also score 16 points.

FREMANTLE vs ADELAIDE
Sunday, 2.40, Optus Stadium

Nathaniel Fyfe is absolutely the best selec… wait hang on, no. He’s suspended. Maybe Rory Laird as a capt… oh, wait, no he broke his hand last week and might be out. Let’s just look through Adelaide’s list for captaincy optio… oh no. Oh no. They’re ALL INJURED. Maybe Freo has some options?

Mmmmmm. Hmmmmm. Lachie Neale? Maybe? Yeah I guess, he’s okay. Hasn’t been in the best of form, but I mean someone’s got to score points. Will it be him? Will it be Michael Walters? Will it be Cam Ellis-Yolman? I dunno man, this sounds like a dumpster fire of a game from a Supercoach standpoint. Someone will score points but damned if I can tell who it will be.

MELBOURNE vs COLLINGWOOD
Monday, 3.20, MCG

This is the big one, this is it. Brodie Grundy or Maxwell Gawn? The clash of the titans – literally. Which one do we pick? Well, uh, maybe neither?

This has probably swung me away from Gawn, but if I had Grundy I’d still go with him. He’s just very, very good and in incredible form. He’s had one game under 110. ONE.

I’m going to repeat that again. Brodie Grundy has one score under 110 for the season. For 11 rounds. Don’t even think about it.

For those of us without Grundy, we can sort of sob in the corner. We’ll try and be quiet for everyone else but god damn it’s annoying. While we’re wiping tears off our phones, we won’t look at Scott Pendlebury, since I mentioned him on the podcast he’s not scored well. Adam Treloar has his moments, and with an average of 105 against the Dees could be worth a punt on the big stage.

As for anyone else… nah.

PATCH’S TOP FIVE

5 – Luke Parker
4 – Robbie Gray
3 – Lance Franklin
2 – Any of Geelong’s mids
1 – Brodie Grundy

Who are you captaining this week, community?

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Ken

Josh Kelly or Bont as a POD (to trade in)?

Davo

I think both would be great picks, though Bont has bye this week so next week

Ja191

Josh kelly after his bye

The King

Bont, can't go wrong with either

redherringfc

I was going Kelly as vc, but if I get Buddy this week he’ll wear that badge. If he does no good then i’ll have to go with either Oliver or Gawn.

Jordan

Is darling to gray a good trade even though I already have the Hoff?

Lazza

Yep, But I'd wait a week as Gray will drop a fair bit of coin this week … unless this R12 Bye will really stin _ (insert g or k)

TapShoes

hi jordan you stink

The Ranger

Love ya work patch.
Danger into Gawn for me.

Jack

Yes. Wouldn't worry they play for same side they've already had their bye.
Gray is a tad overpriced if playing as a deep forward but I think he is still good enough to be top6 fwd playing this role. If he goes back to the midfield he is the best fwd. Close to a must have for me

Lazza

Haven't made up my mind yet … but thinking either Dusty or Danger into Buddy or Gawn.

Rabbits16

dusty not playing champ

The Ranger

Anyone else struggling for cash generation now?
I'm gonna be 100k or so below where I wanted to be at Rd14.
Might have to take Brayshaw over McDonald and live with Taranto at F6 for a while.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I like this one patch
Dont think it is the rumblings of a mad man but a pretty well thought out metaphor.
Or could be a little from column A a little from column B.
But appreciate the train of thought here and the effort.

As for Marge i reckon "she finally bagged her a homer" 😆

Got no idea who I'm going to VC/ C this week but the article gives us some food for thought.

Insert thinking music … 🎶🎶🎶🎼

Noah

Oliver or Gawn as C?

SCWars94

Damn these byes are going to be very tough…
Ive got Laird and Fyfe both out and every bench spot this week has Premos….
Plus probably wont even have 18 this week…

WTFoxtrot_58

+ mitch robinson… (phuck)

Gary Boxall

Laird has put his hand up to play.

Noah

OUT: Barry, Henry,Murphy

IN: Austin, Hogan, Mihoceck

Next week will downgrade Higgins and Spargo – which makes room for 2 fwd premos which leaves me with 1 more non premo.

Good Idea?

SC_Kev7

The rumblings of Mihocek and Reid being unable to be the same team have me preferring to wait until he's a confirmed 3rd gamer. If you wanted to go early on a rookie this week, it would be Ahern (even with his terrible injury history).

Shake_n_Bake_

They wont be in the same team, he played the Reid , Moore role last week so job security scratchy when even 1 of those 2 come back in.

The Ranger

He played it better than Reidy has been doing eh Shake?!
Be interesting to see how he goes this week.

Shake_n_Bake_

1st up in the seniors he was fantastic Ranger. It will definitely give him confidence going fwd.

neil Dees 4 premiers

No doubt Kev .though Mihocek is solid just not this week please NDD

KingWinter7

Dusty into Danger or Danger into Grundy or Gawn
By far the hardest week for captains with Grundy and Gawn playing each other

Ja191

Dusty is a waste of a vc option rocky will most likely go to him anyway

JugHead

Agree. You can't go near Dusty on current form.
Despite everyone being disappointed in Danger's year, unlike Dusty, he has only failed to ton up once (a 94. Ok twice he just hit 100) and has scored well enough to keep his price at 600k.
Option 2 for sure. The decision is Gawn or Grundy.

JugHead

Dusty has a BE of 100 and might not hit it. Unbelievable really…..

Matty Humphreys

Better trade in byes not issue Hogan or Walters

The Ranger

Know not think I what you're saying Matty.

Russty_

Ranger me agree you what hell the

DavidSA

king illegal forrest…
to pig wild…
kill in it at is
😂😂😂

Russty_

Wee, poo, trucks, aardvarks, platypus, staircase..that is all 🙂

neil Dees 4 premiers

Ranger the what f88k Russty talking about crappy byes?

Johnny B Goodes

Walters

David

Thinking of slapping the C on Treloar or Oliver. I don't reckon Gawn will have a good game against Grundy. Will put the VC on Danger as I really don't have many other options.

The King

Bigger chance Grundy won't have a good game against Gawn. Most premo rucks struggle to score against him

Russty_

Hi King, not sure we can judge Grundy on past performances anymore, he's taken his game to another level this year, especially with his around the ground stuff, tackles, marks, running, goal kicking for example.

The King

Agree, he's elevated to a new level this season and been dominant. Just the fact that almost every ruck has had their lowest or one of their lower scores against Gawn this season.

Lazza

That’s because Gawn wins the tap outs against all comers hands down .. so Grundy’s score will be less than it is usually ..
Hey, Russty – Grundy is not a big goal scorer, he only has 4 this season vs Gawn’s 7.

SC_Sixty6

Rd 23 last year Grundy scored 123 against Gawn…..

JEL

Actually 93, and Gawn got 67.

SC_Sixty6

123 a typo for 93. Weird one.

Sc_Wow

Can see Oliver getting the Pendels treatment in close, may effect him

TommyC99

Thoughts on these trades community?
Findlayson – Austin
English – Olango
Gives me 539k next week to target Gaff and another premo

Russty_

Hey Tommy, why Olango?…maybe Jones from Freo could get a few more games or more if Sandi gets rested or injured.

TommyC99

Yeah I’m not fussed which one, just picked the first 102k rookie that I knew. Thoughts on the trade russty?

Russty_

Like it mate, for the sake of maybe having an actual back up Ruck, I'd go the way of Jones though.I'm bringing in Austin this week too.

SC_Kev7

Patchy, did you just write a 300+ word in depth psychoanalysis on an ad from… the 90's? Maybe. Are you okay? Call me xx

(No idea who to VC. Hoff, maybe? It's meant to be a wet Friday night. So, Danger into Gawn is probably safer)

G.C.

Ignoring bye status, which of these forwards would you rather bring in at their current state (price, role, health, BE, etc)?

Menegola, Buddy, Westhoff, Gray

Trying to pick the best possible forwards this year is doing my head in. Thank goodness for Heeney and McLean.

Russty_

I reckon it's out of Buddy and Menegola, Menegola's doing a bit of a Billings from last year with 2 or 3 really good scores in a row and then a couple of low ones, Buddy probably has the higher ceiling but has also been a bit inconsistent and is also better priced.
For consistency going forward, I reckon Menegola, for the occasional super high score Buddy.
Gray could be considered if he plays mainly midfield and not forward.
Buddy and Menegola would be ideal to end up with.

neil Dees 4 premiers

wouldn't surprise me if the saints defensive injuries might turn out to be a blessing. Getting games into Rice Logan Clarke Phillips and Coffield . is invaluable .Brown and company are getting on. Gator and Russty can take heart that Clarkson did that in the backend last year and he is a better coach than Ritcho. Good luck with your team fellas you need it with Billings there cheers NDD

DavidSA

Thoughts regarding rookies on the bubble

I like Heron for two main reasons 1) you will squeez the most cash from Murphy to him 2) he will be a future bench looping donut. Food for thought for teams nearly full premium..
Austin is the best option to downgrade to in defence proving he can score very well but has that annoying rd14 bye. Though not all bad considering Murphy to him is like for like bye structure. Just not gonna get much initial cash for the trade

Ahmad rubas

I like heron considering I didn't plan for my byes very well so bringing him in this week will help for coverage. Only problem I have is does he have the JS to play the next 3 games if he doesn't not worth jumping on

seen_burns

Not sure about Austin, if you watched Alan Richardson on AFL 360 he was only talking about Austin's negatives like how JJK kicked 6 on him, doesn't use the ball the greatest and how Brown, Gilbert, are in there best 22. Don't mind Heron now if he can get picked in the team.

Russty_

If Brown and Gilbert are in the Saint's best 22 according to Richo, and new guys like Austin aren't, he deserves to be sacked.

seen_burns

Yeah, I was surprised by how he was talking about how he was "forced" to play the younger kids like Austin, Rice etc and that guys like Brown are in the best 22 and if they didn't get injured they would still be in the best 22, but he did also say more so for the leadership for the guys in that young backline.

SC_Sixty6

Kelly or Danger into Grundy.

Can see gawn and Grundy both hitting 115 but Grundy more of a pod than gawn so hopefully goes larger for my sake.

John

Any suggestions for trades got 15 left and & $91k. Got no clue who to trade this week pls help.

DEF: Laird Yeo Sicily Hurley Simpson
Doedee (Cole Murphy)

MID: Fyfe Cripps Titch Danger Martin Cogs Zorko Holman (Spargo Brayshaw Barry)

RUCK: Gawn Martin (Cameron)

FWD: McLean Heeney Menegola Fritsch Henry Guelfi (Smith Keefe)

Ja191

i'd just use the one in murphy/cole to logan austin (would personally go murphy and hold cole through byes)

DavidC

Barry/Keefe to Ahern.

seen_burns

VC Parker or Josh Kelly?

SC_Sixty6

JK

TommyC99

Which one community?
1. Keeffe – Heron (lose swing with Sicily)
2. Billings – Buddy
3. Neither

Lazza

B2B

theRealPod

No other probs this round? If no, Billings to Buddy.

Jono

Hi Guys,

I currently have $417,200k in the bank with 16 trades left!! The trades I'm thinking of doing this week are Jaidyn Stephenson out and Touk Miller in and Aaron Naughton out and Jacob Heron in, what are your thoughts??

My team is;
Defenders; Laird,Yeo,Hurley,Tuohy, Witherden and Coffield. (Naughton and Redman)

Mids: Dangerfield,Dusty,Mitchell,Fyfe,Higgins,McLean,Phillips and Spargo. (Crowden,Barry,England)

Rucks: Gawn and Nic Nat (Cameron)

Forwards; M.Robinson,Buddy,Walters,D.Smith,Stephenson and Fritsch. (Rayner and Garlett)

Russty_

Robinson's out for 3 weeks, Coffield didn't play last week, Laird could be out this week, Yeo is out, Fyfe is out, Mitchell is out, maybe think about upgrading some of your non playing rookies and Robinson to guys who are playing?
Potentials are Austin, Ahern, Mihocek, Moore.
Naughton should be back next week. Have Redman or England even got a game yet?

Jack

Mark Stevens reporting that a big name Tiger will not play this week. I reckon it's Menadue

Russty_

Menadue is a big name in Poop if Menapoop is out this week!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Rance needs a rest or a lie down 😂

Russty_

Maybe he should try his luck on Broadway although obviously his acting isn't very convincing yet.

Ja191

merdajew as my dad calls him

Derek

Tyrone?

Box

It's Martin……………………………….

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I see the herald sun has just released the "trigga" mid season review. 🙊

Nice job to everyone who put in a response.

Though it looks like Ryan was not as big of pod as i thought well maybe just not in this community

Great minds eh?

neil Dees 4 premiers

please explain

Russty_

Oh hey Trig I just found it, it was released at 8.30 this morning, hence being hard to find but yeah, it's like they copied your format 🙂

Steeeve

Wait so now we have three options for defensive rookies.

Logan Austin. Coach is unimpressed with him so far and has said so publicly
Milhocek. Coach says Reid will squeeze him out the team in all likelihood
Heron. Is not good at football and won't score many points. Future loophole option only

Oh boy

Ja191

Austin – 26 disposals 14 marks @ 84% this week and 23 disposals 8 marks @ 82% last week. Am I missing something? How the hell is he unimpressed with that? is it just me or is Richardson an absolute potato

TommyC99

I think it’s more that JJK kicked 6 on him

Defying_Madness

Probably didn’t play his role

Lazza

Either way, he is still a potato 🤨

The King

Unfortunately with Gilbert, Carlisle, Brown all to come in, you can't say Austin has good JS and not worth the elevated price. Especially if trading Murphy and only gaining 40k

Agree on Mihocek with Reid.

No idea who Heron is, never heard of him before the last 2 weeks but with GC being a mess, could be the best option

Nuggety

Great read Patch! Dusty into Danger for me.

TOPHAWK1

Agreed! Dusty will brush off that Rocky tag like a fly. Then Rocky back doing what he does best. Score SC points

SC_Sixty6

😂 so at least half a game rocky will tag…..then hopefully can replicate his points last week.

Box

Dusty AWOL………………….

TommyC99

Thoughts on Billings – Buddy

ATeam12345

Cannot go wrong there

neil Dees 4 premiers

Billings to the team mascot –better kick

Tyruddanaut

WHAT are everybody’s thoughts on ahern’s JS. Mihocek, Heron and Moore have terrible JS and there are few rookies available.

I’m also tempted to go Bews. I only have Laird in my defense for the R14 bye

theRealPod

If Ahern is fit he'll play.

Dermin8r

You've gotta laugh at the unpredictability of the AFL…after a season of planning and strategic trading to have adequate cover for the bye rounds, take a bow Nathaniel Fyfe, for leaving me a man short for round 12 and removing my preferred Captain option…Who else is in trouble this week?

theRealPod

The bye rounds are definitely challenging, more so this season. I think the majority will struggle so we're all in the same boat. I might go fishing.

Valens_FC

Front loading with a few round 12 premos was a logical and sound strategy given only 4 teams on a bye this week, but it now leaves many teams effectively in checkmate with Dusty and probably Laird joining Fyfe on the sidelines.

Sideways on your round 12 premos who have nothing wrong with them? Sideways the above 3 who are all short-term outs, if so who with…. only Port and Gold Coast won't miss a game from here so almost pointless bringing someone in who will miss through a bye anyway.

Looks like just one of those weeks you have to give to the SC Gods, take it on the chin and get up off the floor next week.

Ahmad rubas

Dusty out this week annoyed I brought him in round 10 instead of yeo

Sc_Wow

Rd 12 pushing for worst bye round

Captain Risky

Round 12 going downhill quickly… I hope selections tonight are better for us.

ATeam12345

dusty cooked

The Ranger

Arse.
Hits reverse trades button…

sc tragic

What just happened to our easy bye round ? Fyfe, Dusty maybe Cogs and Laird. As the Queen once said this is turning into an annus Horribibb…whatever.

NoLanguage

Not maybe. They are all definitely out, absolute circus

TOPHAWK1

Dusty off to New Zealand!! WTF? Maybe he was worried about that Rocky tag. Well, at least Rocky might get some time on the ball now! Was seriously thinking of trading in either Dusty or Tom Mc Donald this week. This will make my job just that little easier.

sc tragic

Evidently calf soreness is also a factor. I hope he keeps his leg up in NZ.

Sc_Wow

Rocky will tag Cotchin, again he adds nothing to the team when he’s not tagging atm

Sam

This rd I've gone from having 14 premos playing to possibly only having 9 due to injuries

Shake_n_Bake_

Dusty out aswell. Watch when the teams drop tonight there will be more!

SC_Sixty6

All I needed was one excuse to flick Dusty and it's happened.

No contract to play for and won't be winning brownlow this year either. SC season doesn't play through the finals….the only time dusty will try because they will finish top 4 anyway.

Pod not having him. Feel so much better without him now.

BrownlowBoy

I never had him. Knew he wouldn't maintain his form. Started off like a house on fire, but has dropped significantly. Doesn't look like he wants to be there.

SC_Sixty6

Agree. Apart from finals which they will obviously make. He doesn't need to set the world on fire. So I see myself as gaining 2 pods in 1 trade. ……not having him and my 1% owned pod I bring in.

Seperation from the people inside 1k

KSinny

Guessing your POD is Duncan?

SC_Sixty6

Phillips? Perhaps?

I'm sure I'll change my mind but it will be below 2% pod

JugHead

Funny really. The general thinking pre-season was you HAD to have Danger, Mitchell and Dusty. The one you didn't start with you had to get in as soon as possible. Seems a long time ago now.

Jack

The pod had got to be Josh Kelly doesn't it? Obviously, you wait 2 weeks to get him in but it can still be done.
Dusty out now, for Ahern or perhaps a Westhoff type.
Kelly comes in 2 weeks, the Hoff goes forward

BlueBaggerJosh

I'm jumping on Phillips stay away lol

neil Dees 4 premiers

Amazing how accurate Derek's article preseason was. In part he said brownlow medalists don't perform the following year backed up by data. Maybe you can retell Derek . I took notice NDD

Shake_n_Bake_

Dane Swan avg 126.2 year after Brownlow.

Sc_Wow

What a jet. Some bloke named Dangerfield also went at 136.4 the year after his

neil Dees 4 premiers

Talking about the Charlie wow is maxy an outside chance giving he will have plenty of opposition within NDD

Sc_Wow

Not sure they give it to ruckman. Danger is paying 21 who knows how he ends the year

neil Dees 4 premiers

yeah Shake you must have read it He was one of the few who did well .Also he included Best and Fairest

Shake_n_Bake_

Swanny was probably my 2 fav pie. Remember 2012 well only missed winning the Brownlow by a vote and missed 3 or 4 games that year! You going to the game Monday Neil? Ill be there but for some reason im not confident.

neil Dees 4 premiers

Yes mate It's the one game old demons want to win/. Goes way back to 1958 granny.Weideman kicked 2 amazing goals to stop us now we have his grandson. I would rather win this than any other good luck bud NDD

Derek

I think that was Trev’s article.

Derek

2 tackles in last 4 games…….. says it all

Sc_Wow

He doesn’t care atm taking it easy

Derek

Will he care later?

Sc_Wow

Until finals I doubt it

Shake_n_Bake_

Dusty did have 4 tackles against freo in rd 7.

prizza

Think tigers are planning it very well , they have so much more improvement and have another ten role players in their seconds ,agree with everything you say 66 ,also think dusty is the type that could walk away from it all at any time.

Rabbits16

i feel better without him too after flicking him this week. better than a good handy

HarryH76

Geez it's only round 12 and we're getting this much injury carnage. What's it going to be like in a few weeks? Let's hope the byes 'freshen up' a few players! I bet if Carlton didn't have the bye, Cripps would have had the week off too

DavidSA

Hahahaha this is going to be GREAT!

DavidSA

Even with all this Carnage at worst I field 12 premo and 19 players

Laird and Cogs pending..

People who have a thin structure for the rd12 bye are in trouble

JugHead

Theres always a chance that one or two guns are given a week off to add to their bye for a chance to get over injury niggles.
Similar to Harry's comment above, wouldn't surprise me if Cripps got next week off as well as his bye this week.
That type of thing is always a risk.
What we DONT need tonight is for the selectors to take a similar view with rookies who are starting to feel the pinch.
I can see the reverse trade button getting a workout.

DavidSA

Yeah man going to be tough these bye rounds

BadgerHoney7

dusty and fyfe out this week, fml

BrownlowBoy

What's the point in planning for byes Supercoach Gods when you stuff us around anyway with Laird, Cogs, Fyfe and Dusty all not playing or a chance of not playing.

Defying_Madness

thats a donut for me and we haven't even gotten to rookies yet :/

Valens_FC

In past years, I happily left myself over exposed in the last bye round, figuring you can make 3 changes and get through. This year I tried to plan for a more even spread and now regretting it. Best plan may be to have no plan!!

The Ranger

I'm planning on putting my fingers in my ears, closing my eyes and rocking gently back and forth for three weeks until this bye nonsense has all gone away.

Russty_

Hehe too right Ranger, it's enough to do yer head in!

Sc_Wow

Neale into Treloar for me

Kyle

Surely your not trading out Neale…it’s not like he’s performing horribly. Will still average 105-110 and quite possibly 110+

And this week with fyfe our expect him to go big

Sc_Wow

Yeah I’m not. Putting the VC on him

Kyle

Oh my bad missunderstood

Connor

Quality response!!

r_calve

yeah Neale should do well without Fyfe

Doc_1

Am considering Naitanui to Grundy.

Is Grundy a must have, or in a year when I might need my very few injury trades is it too much of a luxury and I should just roll with NicNat as a slight POD to the Gawn/Grundy double and enjoy the extra 100K of points on a different line?

Valens_FC

Team must be going well Doc if you couldn't use that cash better elsewhere! Only way you could maybe justify is if Grundy was playing an extra game, but he's got his bye next week. Reckon that's the type of trade you can come back to later in the season when there's nothing else left to do with your team.

Jack

I understand buy low sell low and trying to get a bargain but Gawn & Grundy are averaging 20 points more than the next best, I'd say that's gotta be must have territory, unless if you can see NcNat closing the gap….I cant

Rick Grimes

At some stage they'll let him off the leash. A small increase in tog will put him on par with the others. I'd hold.

Russty_

Nic nat has been doing ok, not as good as Grundy but could do if he gets more game time, I'd do that trade later in the season maybe around finals time if you have trades and need to win that week.

Lazza

I've gone from being comfortable in R12 to not being able to field 18. And with Spargo and T Smith potential cuts this week it is looking sicker every hour.. (with Hannan a possible out due to training injury one of them may survive)
So, I'm considering trading out Macrae for Duncan and Tom Phillips and then bringing Macrae back in via Zerret next week.
I have 17 trades left, so could afford the buy-swap-and-sell.
Or, given I'm well placed in my cash leagues do I just cop the loss … Thoughts?.

Doc

If you're just going for leagues see who your opponents have and if they're well placed for the byes. If they're in trouble maybe don't but if they're looking solid and you think those trades will get you the win then I say go for it.

Florence Maxwell

That's the kind of crazy move that can define your season. Back yourself.

Jack

If it's to save a donut, it has some merit. If you can delay picking up Macrae for a few weeks you could get him 600k

Lazza

Now there is a good thought..

JugHead

Price and bye structure aside, if you had to go early on Ahern or Brodie, which one would it be?

seen_burns

Ahern, better JS then Brodie, scoring looks better and is 60k cheaper.

Steeeve

Agreed. Brodie made some shocking decisions with ball in hand last week.

Scoops_McYoung

What do we think is a good score this week community? Wouldn't expect to average 100per player with the amount of premiums out…

Sc_Wow

2000

Derek

2000 IS a good score

Florence Maxwell

I reckon I'd take a 1000 the way things are looking

Rick Grimes

I like to allocate 100 to each player, double for captain. So 2300 a good score normally, 1900 during byes. Obviously, with a great captain pick pushes out, but this week looks tricky on paper.

SC_Sixty6

This week I'd imagine 1800 on par. Some rookies that are going to be fielded won't give good output I feel. Banking on premos that are in to go 120-130 to even achieve an 1800

Steeeve

Dusty out puts me back to 17 what the hell

Razors Edge

Just looking for league wins now, need help with this disaster of a team

Def: Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Lloyd, Hibberd, Sicily (Mirra, Murphy)
Mid: Fyfe, Danger, Martin, Mitchell, Oliver, Cripps, Zerrett, Ed Phillips (Brayshaw, Spargo, Barry)
Ruc: Gawn, Naitanui (Olango)
Fwd: Heeney, Smith, Dahlhaus, Fritsch, Smith, Higgins (Waterman, Henry)

Got $100k and 13 trades left, do I hold or just go for broke?

Blueth

upgrade your FWDs during bye rounds

Marcus

Maybe Mirra or Murphy to Austin
Dahlhaus up to Gray or Hoff

Marcus

To Razor ^^^

Razors Edge

Cheers for the advice! 🙂

Tyruddanaut

DUSTY to Oliver or Barry to Ahern?

The only situation that I do neither of these is if two of Coniglio, Laird and Barry play

r_calve

what about Bryce Gibbs, seems better now that crouch is feeding him with no midfield presence form Fyfe he go play like last week or even go huge, gib risk but big rewards

Rick Grimes

Like it.