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Around The Grounds – Round 16

Published by Barron Von Crow on

It’s Round 17 this week, which means we’re heading into the final stages of the Supercoach regular season and are about to head into league finals. Most of you are probably done with your rookie picks by now and have reach the ultimate, full-premo status. If you have, congratulations, you probably don’t need to read this! But if you’re still looking for that one last downgrade option to have some cover through the Finals, hopefully we have something for you here.

Around the Grounds



Another loss for Carlton, this time losing to Brisbane 120-55. Lochie O’Brien had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles for 46 SCPoints and Cameron Polson had 9 disposals and 2 tackles for 36 SCPoints.

The Northern Blues had a bye in the VFL last week.


Collingwood ran away with an even game in the last quarter to defeat Essendon 78-62 on Sunday afternoon. Jaidyn Stephenson had 15 disposals, 8 marks and a goal for 44 SCPoints, Brayden Sier had 14 disposals and 3 marks for 57 SCPoints and Josh Daicos had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 67 SCPoints. Flynn Appleby had 12 disposals and 4 marks for 49 SCPoints and Brody Mihocek had 7 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 46 SCPoints while Ben Crocker finished with 6 disposals and 5 marks for 24 SCPoints.

Collingwood had a 104-46 win against Werribee in the VFL. Callum Brown had 27 disposals, 10 tackles and kicked 1.3 while Sam McLarty kicked 2.2 with 13 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and 10 hitouts. 


Essendon could only manage 2 goals to 5 in the last quarter to go down to Collingwood 78-62. Jake Long had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 63 SCPoints, Matt Guelfi had 14 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 51 SCPoints and Ben McNiece had 11 disposals and 3 marks for 55 SCPoints.

In the VFL Essendon were defeated 89-57 by Richmond. Trent Mynott had 30 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles while Dylan Clarke had 26 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles and Aaron Francis had 17 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.


Geelong kept their position inside the top 8 after a 71-59 win against Sydney last Thursday night. Tim Kelly had 21 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals for 76 SCPoints. His BE is 89 this week with a current 5-round average of 93.4 SCPoints. Jack Henry had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 61 SCPoints, Lachlan Fogarty had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 66 SCPoints, Jamaine Jones had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 11 tackles for 62 SCPoints and Quinton Narkle finished with 12 disposals and 1 goal for 37 SCPoints.

Geelong had a big 99-29 win over the Frankston Dolphins in Round 14 of the VFL season. Charlie Constable had 31 disposals, 7 marks and 7 tackles and Zach Guthrie had 19 disposals, 6 marks and a tackle.


Hawthorn pushed into the top 8 with a 122-59 win against the Western Bulldogs. They did not feature and rookie priced players.

Box Hill had a 96-53 win over Footscray in the VFL with James Worpel finishing with 22 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 4 inside 50’s, Connor Nash had 21 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles and David Mirra had 21 disposals and 8 marks.


Melbourne had an easy win, albeit with some inaccurate goal kicking, booting 13.24 to defeat Fremantle 102-48. Bayley Fritsch had a quality game with 25 disposals, 2 marks and 2 rebound 50’s for 102 SCPoints. His BE is 73 this week with a 5-round average of 91.2 SCPoints. Charlie Spargo had 13 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and a goal with 5 clangers for 34 SCPoints and Joel Smith had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 7 tackles for 54 SCPoints.

Casey had a 44-7 win over North Melbourne in the VFL. Oskar Baker finished with 21 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Harley Balic had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 10 tackles.

North Melbourne

North kept their spot just outside the 8 after defeating the Gold Coast 95-58. Paul Ahern had 22 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 6 clangers for 81 SCPoints and Cameron Zurhaar had 9 disposals and 3 tackles for 53 SCPoints.

North Melbourne were held goalless in the VFL match, losing 44-7 against the Casey Demons. Luke Davies-Uniacke had 18 disposals, 10 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s and Tom Murphy had 18 disposals and 8 tackles. 


Richmond pulled away from the rest of the pack with a terrific second half with a 103-56 win over Adelaide. Jack Higgins had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 87 SCPoints while Callum Moore had 13 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 2 goals for 98 SCPoints.

Richmond defeated Essendon 89-57 in the VFL. Shai Bolton had 22 disposals with 2 marks, 8 tackles and a goal, while Patrick Naish had 21 disposals, 7 marks and a tackle and Callum Coleman-Jones had 16 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 17 hitouts and a goal.

St Kilda

The Saints suffered their 11th loss of the year, losing to Port Adelaide 86-50. Logan Austin had 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 86 SCPoints, Hunter Clark had 13 disposals and 3 tackles for 34 SCPoints and Darragh Joyce had 3 disposals and 1 mark with 4 clangers for -3 SCPoints.

Sandringham had a draw in the VFL, finishing 79 all with Coburg. Nathan Freeman had 25 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles, Rowan Marshall kicked 3 goals with 20 disposals, 2 marks and 14 hitouts and Hugh Goddard had 20 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

 Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs could only manage 2 goals in the 2nd half, compared to 12 for the Hawks and lost 122-59 to Hawthorn. Brad Lynch was busy with 23 disposals, 5 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 84 SCPoints, Ed Richards had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 59 SCPoints and Patrick Lipinksi had 12 disposals and 2 marks for 34 SCPoints. Aaron Naughton had 9 disposals and 3 marks for 32 SCPoints and Billy Gowers finished with 8 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 31 SCPoints.

Footscray lost to Box Hill 96-53 in the VFL. Lewis Young had 20 disposals, 13 marks and 8 rebound 50’s and Tim English returned from injury and had 7 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 6 hitouts and a goal.

South Australia


Adelaide continued their disappointing season with a 103-56 loss to Richmond at the MCG. Tom Doedee had an incredible game with 28 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles for 120 SCPoints. His BE is 27 this week with a 3-round average of 96 SCPoints. Jordan Gallucci had 10 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and a goal for 45 SCPoints, Myles Poholke had 8 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles for 30 SCPoints and Darcy Fogarty had 8 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 32 SCPoints.

Adelaide had a 102-51 loss to Norwood in the SANFL with Patrick Wilson finished with 31 disposals, 9 marks, 5 tackles, 7 inside 50’s and a goal, Lachlan Murphy had 25 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and 7 inside 50’s and Ben Jarman had 20 disposals and 6 marks.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide held their spot in the top 4 with an 86-50 win over St Kilda on Saturday. Riley Bonner had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for 59 SCPoints, Aidyn Johnson had 9 disposals and 2 tackles for 15 SCPoints and Jack Trengove had 16 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles for 77 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide had a 76-59 loss to Woodsville West-Torrens in Round 13 of the SANFL season. Jarrod Lienert had 23 disposals, 10 marks and 5 rebound 50’s, Will Snelling finished with 22 disposals, 2 marks and 10 tackles and Dom Barry had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.

Western Australia


Fremantle had a 102-48 loss against Melbourne up in Darwin on Saturday night. Adam Cerra was busy with 23 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for 79 SCPoints and Stefan Giro had 17 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles for 44 SCPoints. Andrew Brayshaw had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles for 60 SCPoints, Bailey Banfield had 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 68 SCPoints and Michael Apeness had 5 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles and 8 hitouts for 35 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a 69-17 loss to Subiaco in the WAFL. Taylin Duman had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles while Luke Strnadica had 13 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 1 hitouts and a goal.

 West Coast

West Coast kept their spot in the top 4 after an 86-75 win against GWS. Brayden Ainsworth had 14 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints, Tom Cole had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 40 SCPoints and Willie Rioli had 8 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 70 SCPoints. Oscar Allen made his AFL debut and had 7 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 52 SCPoints.

East Perth had a bye in Round 14 of the WAFL season.

New South Wales


GWS made a run in the last quarter, but fell short, going down to West Coast 86-75. Jeremy Finlayson had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 71 SCPoints, Zac Langdon finished with 11 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles for 58 SCPoints, Brent Daniels had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 4 inside 50’s for 45 SCPoints and Sam Taylor had 5 disposals and 7 tackles for 45 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants lost to Sydney 75-29 in Round 14 of the NEAFL season. Zach Sproule had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles, Lachlan Keeffe had 14 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 12 hitouts and a goal while Matthew Flynn had 12 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 41 hitouts.


Sydney dropped out of the top 4 after their 71-59 loss to Geelong last Thursday night. Aliir Allir had a big game with 19 disposals, 9 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 102 SCPoints. His big game saw his price jump $48,400, up to $290,200. Daniel Robinson had 14 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles and a goal for 64 SCPoints, Ben Ronke had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 39 SCPoints. His BE is 89 this week, which is a score he’s hit before, but that 39 in his rolling average will keep his break even high for the next few weeks. Finally, Tom McCartin had 11 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 74 SCPoints.

Sydney defeated the UWS Giants 75-29 in the NEAFL. Colin O’Riordan had 37 disposals, 11 marks and 3 tackles with 2 goals, Darcy Cameron had 27 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 32 hitouts and kicked 1.2, while Toby Pink booted 2 goals with 8 disposals and 3 marks.



Brisbane had their 3rd win of the year and jumped ahead of the Gold Coast on the ladder with a 120-55 win over Carlton. Cam Rayner had 15 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 78 SCPoints while Oscar McInerney had 8 disposals, 4 marks and 12 hitouts for 48 SCPoints.

Brisbane had a close 60-58 loss to Southport in their NEAFL match last week. Corey Lyons had 27 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles, Brandon Starcevich had 21 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Zac Bailey had 21 disposals, 2 marks, 9 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast slipped to 17th after a 95-58 loss to North Melbourne. Will Brodie had 24 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles with 6 clearances for 78 SCPoints while Wil Powell had 15 disposals and 5 marks for 66 SCPoints. Joshua Schoenfeld had 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 64 SCPoints, Brayden Crossley had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 9 hitouts and a goal for 35 SCPoints and Nic Holman had just 9 disposals, 6 tackles and a goal for 45 SCPoints while Charlie Ballard finished with 8 disposals and 3 marks for 37 SCPoints.

The Suns had a bye in the NEAFL last week.


Top 5 under 200K


  1. Brad Lynch – $123,900 – 73.5 SCPoints
  2. Sam Taylor – $185,700 – 48.6 SCPoints


  1. Jack Trengove – $162,700 – 77 SCPoints
  2. Brayden Sier – $123,900 – 70 SCPoints
  3. Jake Long – $149,500 – 63 SCPoints
  4. Quinton Narkle – $123,900 – 55 SCPoints
  5. Wil Powell – $121,800 – 52.5 SCPoints


  1. Brayden Crossley – $181,300 – 48.4 SCPoints


  1. Wil Powell – $121,800 – 52.5 SCPoints
  2. Oscar Allen – $117,300 – 52 SCPoints
  3. Brent Daniels – $117,300 – 45 SCPoints
  4. Jamaine Jones – $195,600 – 54.5 SCPoints


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


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All this info was from the week before!!!


Yep, all Round 15 games..

Florence Maxwell

Thanks Barron. Not your best work though mate! How about some action from last round?


I fixed my mistake everyone!

Florence Maxwell

Are you sure mate?


Off topic … Barron can you fix Channel 7s huuge mistake … Bruce Macavaney for the cricket coverage !! Got to be kidding.. unless they are removing him from the footy … gee, that’d be special


I see… You've gone and updated the R15 review to R17 but you've left this awkward R16 review up here.


Hit refresh


Bring in Macrae next week after huge price drop. Thoughts?


If he returns and looks like the point scoring pig he was earlier in the year then lock


Some gooduns coming back …. Macrae, Greene, Darling, Webster all might be good buys ina couple of weeks..


I am circling Macrae. I have Parker……….If Parker flops again this week I will have enough cash with 5 trades left to pull the straight switch.


Re-post – need some help on this one….

Kind of stuck on 6 trades and $32k. Seeking help please Community?

D: Lloyd, Simpson, Yeo, Sicily, Laird, Austin (Mihocek,
M; Titch, Cripps, JPK, Danger, Zerrett, Oliver, Cogs, Dusty, (Ahern, Giro, J.Smith);
R: Gawn, Grundy, (Olango)
F: Heeney, T-Mac, Gray, D.Smith, Walters, Lambert, (Higgins, T.Smith).

1. Hold – wait for more cash to get the final D6?
2. Austin & T.Smith to Powell & Doedee
3. Austin & T.Smith to Powell & Webster
4. Austin & Ridley to Witherden & B.Lynch?


Apologies – option 4 should read as Austin & Mihocek…


Hey Rivo, Austin's been doing ok mate as has Higgins and Ahern, J.Smith copped an injury last week and Giro's a bit of a low scorer. T-Smith's probably the only one who needs to go.
Could just do the one this week, T-Smith to Powell and cash up…then you could go Austin to the best you can afford the week after if you want to.


Thanks Rusty. That could work. Powell not going to do much but his DPP helps.

Cobee Bear

I like option 4, but no harm in holding off either and letting austin and ahern fatten up a bit. Mihocek should keep making coin as well until Reid returns, unless Moore displaces him first


i think there is better value in the forwards at the moment.

Austin to Powell (via T-Mac – to defense)

TSmith to Mundy, Hogan, Riewoldt.

or you upgrade Higgins and get anyone you like.


Interesting option Derek, though it does remove the DPP swing with Sicily.


having a swingset with two premiums doesn't give you much advantage


How about swing T-Mac to defence, trade Austin & T.Smith to Nathan Murphy (DPP) and Mundy?



1-2 mid pricers will help for the 15-20 that will kill your team and then STUCK FRUSTRATED with them because you are out of trades!



Stuck and frustrated with which? The mid-pricers or the premos? If the premos, then it’s only 1-2 (which is the cover you’re suggesting, I think) and will probably not amount to much either way.. it’s only the difference… premos are premos cos they perform better than Mids over time.. more often than not..

If short on trades then, yes it could be foolish to premo-out and be at the mercy of the SC gods.


DEF: Simmo, Laird, Yeo, Sicily, mcdonald, ryan ( c'0 shea, mihcoeck)

Mid: titch, cripps, danger, gaff, merrett, martin , crouch, cogs ( brodie, barry, connor)

Ruck: nic nat, gawn ( cameron)

Fwd: heeney, gunston, smith, mclean, ryan, ahen ( smith, keefe)

123k in the bank and 6 trades
feedback would really help


You're in a bit of a pickle in your fwd line mate, Ryan won't play because of the car crash thing and he was drinking and out too late when it happened, Tim Smith no certainty either, maybe you could bring Will Powell in for Ryan or Smith this week and make some cash to bring in a cheapy premo next week, could also get Sier in for Barry for some extra cash but that'd be using 2 trades obviously, if Smith plays this week it'll get you through the week but you still need to premo up that forward spot…and you'll still have Ahern.

Could also swing Sicily or McDonald forward and have Mihocek and Ahern onfield I guess without trading.


G’day fellas


Boys, dudes, mates, blokes


Nathan Freeman a good chance to debut. Good. Makes him less of an option for my starting side next year since we will play 4 games then break down.


So apparently Liam Ryan wasn't dropped due to lack of form, but because he crashed his car while drink driving last monday. Cheers for the donut last week and probably this week you prick


Hey Aurora, he wasn't charged with drink driving as I read but he had consumed alcohol and was also out too late breaking the club's code of conduct guidelines, he will play for East perth this week though.
Apparently there's still a Police investigation going on too, but I think if he was drunk driving he would've already been suspended by the Club.


Oh you're right, the article i read said "(Liam Ryan) had been drinking alcohol in the lead up to his car crash last monday". My brain just interpreted that as drink driving but i see what you're saying


would like peoples feedback on my team and trade suggestions..

DEF: Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Hurley, Webster, Hibberd (Naughton Taylor)

MID: Danger, Mitchell, Oliver, Beams, Cognilio, Rocky, E.Curnow, Martin (holman Ahearn E.Phillips)

RUCK: Gawn NicNat (Olango)

FWD: Heeney, westhoff, gray, D.Smith, Sicily, McLean (T.Smith Battle)

7 trades remain & 78k.
1. Nicnat to goldy/grundy is a must in the next week or two.
2. Holman to maybe sier, narkle or lynch or Trengove even
3. Hibberd to maybe wingard via sicily DPP

feel free to disect my team always love an opinion from others


Nic nat will be ok.


Bont out for 3 weeks.

Cobee Bear

Just saw this. Ouch.


If Bont was in my team he would have torn his appendix off the bone


Haha, true!


Who do I pick for my final premo? I'm upgrading Stephenson and I'm not sure whether to go Wingard or Breust. Any thoughts?

Cobee Bear

Wingard if he keeps playing his current role will probably outscore Breust


Bring in Trengove and Lynch to sure up bench
Or just bring one in and upgrade Shaw to Sicily/McDonald


I wouldn't have much hesitation in trading Shaw to Sicily


Yep. If i had a few more trades left id be moving Shaw on for Lloyd.


590 for a defender is insane


Yep but if you had the money and trades left once being full premo, it is a luxury trade.i wouldnt encourage it if you had more upgrades to make


10 trades, full premo
Weak links: Shaw, Parker, Martin, Nank ( although he's pulled a good couple)


Wow Sloane has just signed on for 5 years with the Crows. With all the media talk, was almost certain he was returning to Victoria.


5 years for a bloke who's turning 29 early next year is generous. Then again the Pies gave Wells 3 years at age 32

neil demons delight

guarantee you the dogs regret Boyd's contract. Both wells and Sloan are injury prone big time


Boyd stepped up when it mattered most & won the Dogs a flag. Probably more than they hoped for

neil demons delight

So true mate and did well in both ruck and fwd but not now Though I would agree with you more if Labumba had have won us a flag Thanks .for reminding me about prince grrrr


It doesn't sit well that the Prince is a premiership Pie. I photoshopped him out of that team photo


Can any Collingwood fans give me more insight into Sier’s JS? Looking to use a trade to bring in either one of Sier (swing Ahern to fwd), or Powell to cover my fwd bench for backup cover. Cheers guys 🙂


I was watching him at the game last week. He lacks pace. It's a glaring weakness. Very good size but. Elliott & Moore to come back. But there not mids. Aish also close to returning who is more likely to challenge for his spot. Don't expect him to see out the home & away season. He's also highly injury prone


Cheers Pieman! Especially with you guys pushing for top 2, makes me feel wary of any rookie that’s not played the whole year so far. Will consider either Powell, or bringing in a Trengrove or even Shuey as a M9! Shuey very tempting at that price


i can't believe they have taken Cyril off Supercoach.


His 2% of owners won't be pleased. What happens to them!

Audrey Horne

Assume Clay Smith would be removed as well.

Cobee Bear

Logan Austin injured

Audrey Horne

2 weeks they’re saying. Logan to Brad Lynch will be popular.