Nic Naitanui has done his ACL, which is devastating news for the big man, and for football in general. Unfortunately for the whole bunch of Supercoachers, that means a trade. Who to trade him to? Well, are we glad that you asked.

Lekdog also has a big old discussion about how good he is, Patch has a bit of a rant, we discuss some surprise packets from the year and talk a lot – A LOT – of fluff. We know you love fluff, so we absolutely stuffed the pod full of it. Enjoy.

 

Categories: Supercoach

205 Comments

Corey · 16/07/2018 at 21:29

Loving Your Work This Years Patch and LekDog

    Patch · 16/07/2018 at 22:27

    Cheers mate <3

    Lekdog · 17/07/2018 at 18:16

    Thanks Corey

Russty_ · 16/07/2018 at 22:27

Was out all day Sunday so I didn't make any comments about getting a big score lol, hoping they maybe up the trades to 32 next year?
It'd be helpful, the game has changed and there are more injuries than ever these days.

    PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 01:41

    We should all campaign to make that happen Rusty. 32 still means you aren't guaranteed 2 a week, which is good, but it does provide more insurance given the heightened amount of injuries in today's game. I think we all feel more struck by injury than we have before and I personally wouldn't have got to full premo with 4 injury trades left right now and survived the byes had I not had luck with the likes of Richards and Ronke making much more cash than I envisioned.

      Big fact hunt · 17/07/2018 at 04:50

      I reckon we should have 20trades only. That would mean use wisely and all the sides would not have extremely similar sides making it more of a challange

        murray · 17/07/2018 at 09:14

        agree, should have less trades, not more. 24 would be about right.

          Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:47

          When I first started playing it was 24, and there's a reason why they upped it to 30, there would've been too many dropping off and giving up 3/4 though the season if it was a bad injury year, I'm ok with 30 but 2 extra shouldn't offend the purists too much, because the game has changed , there are more injuries per week than ever now.

            Da_Boysh · 19/07/2018 at 13:45

            I like 30, people need to hold their injuries sometimes now. It is part of being disciplined and at the end of the season those players who have held off get the reward. I say that with only 3 trades left though lol..

              Russty_ · 19/07/2018 at 17:43

              Same here Boysh!…lol

        Steeeve · 17/07/2018 at 10:13

        Agreed. I still have 7 left at full premo with premo cover across forward and mid lines. Have to be conservative. Don't chase points. All the things that separate the good players from the bad ones.

          Orlado · 17/07/2018 at 10:33

          You must have been very lucky. I have an injury EVERY week, sometimes two. Three last week. Sometimes you hold but sometimes you simply must trade. If you haven’t had many injuries thus far you may get a few from now on and if you do you might change your tune.

          Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 10:44

          Mate I would be super keen to see your side and trades history.

      The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 10:20

      I'm happy with 30 but I'd like to see them add 3 trades that can only be used for LTI's i.e if someone is out for more than 4wks.

        Floz · 17/07/2018 at 11:07

        No

        BlueSteele · 17/07/2018 at 11:09

        Normal trades can be used for LTI's… Why add an unnecessary restriction?

          The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 12:42

          Its not restrictive to add trades.
          You'd be able to use those LTI trades in addition to the two you would normally have in a round.

            PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 17:24

            With 20 trades you'd have about 10 trades to upgrade your team with the rest spent on injury, you'd upgrade about 3-4 spots and be stuck with a player who failed to be a premium.

    Moosehead · 17/07/2018 at 10:35

    Earlier in the season I wrote about how the game has changed – harder, faster, more momentum = more injuries. Of course we need more trades.

    Holty01 · 17/07/2018 at 12:43

    I like the 30 trades Russty. You start increasing it and it becomes far less about skill and more like fantasy where u trade 2 every week. Ive been hit hard with injuries this year like most of us but am now sitting at full premo with limited trades left. I think too many of us start trading when short term injury happens. Just need to hold trades and be patient as i would say there are a lot of us (myself included) who have made trades where really we didnt need too.

    Derek · 17/07/2018 at 13:15

    i like the idea of only best 18. same amount of players, more on bench less on field.

    Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 10:47

    I'm clearly the outlier who thinks we should go back to 24….. I liked the discipline it brought. 30 is trade central.

      Ahmad rubas · 18/07/2018 at 11:47

      In SuperCoach has there only been 2 trade amounts 24 and 30?

        Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 15:14

        As long as I've known it which is like about 11 or 12 years.

        Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 15:26

        Back in the day with 24 trades you needed to be real frugal. Lets say you start with 14 keepers. You need another 8 keepers, so each rookie upgrade has to be strictly a 1 up and 1 down, that's 16 trades leaving you 8 for injuries, say about 1 every 3 weeks. Back then there wasn't the bye round issues like we have now, so I don't mind a few extra. 24 trades really makes it more important to chose reliable players and to also have the fortitude to stick good players on the bench for a few weeks when injured/suspended. Alternatively, just give us a bigger squad (like IRL teams) (more bench) to manage the bye rounds better and get rid of the best 18 business. If you want to trade each week play fantasy.

Kangaz · 16/07/2018 at 23:59

So annoyed robbie gray was knocked out. That cost me a win i lost by 25 points.

    Samantha · 17/07/2018 at 12:25

    When Fyfe went down I had him as Captain and went down by 1 point. :'(

    b_sh3p · 18/07/2018 at 08:14

    Yeh I had Gray and josh Kennedy! Lost by 40 odd

Gibbs · 17/07/2018 at 00:06

Have 5 trades left 108 k holding bont, going for rank more than leagues. Do I trade him this week to Mccrae/ Cripps or keep holding till he's back then upgrade a Parker instead? Ranked 3000 so not great but would love to get another top 1000 finish

Stacky23 · 17/07/2018 at 00:15

have 5 trades and 170k in the bank, do i go nic nat to grundy and use 3 trades to get final premo mid so i can move rocky to bench or go to stef martin and only use the 2 trades to get final mid, saving 2 for finals, am confirmed top 4 in my league.

    DavidC · 17/07/2018 at 07:45

    Grundy has a tough run home and Steph's going great at the moment. Conserve the trades and go Steph or even Goldy.

      SC_Kev7 · 17/07/2018 at 09:21

      Agree with David, Stacky. Blokes will start falling like flies now. Trades are golden at this point

    The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 09:22

    Have a look at who you might be playing come finals and then decide.
    Goldy has a good run thru finals.

Ken · 17/07/2018 at 00:53

Should I trade out savage for lloyd ? Who will average more ?

    Trades · 17/07/2018 at 01:50

    no, Webster out will only help him

    Audrey Horne · 17/07/2018 at 09:29

    Wait and see on Sicily, under an injury cloud.

    The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 10:17

    I think Lloyd will average more but it's a luxury trade so you'd want to make sure that's the worst of your problems.
    And that you have enough trades left to cover injuries.

Ahmad rubas · 17/07/2018 at 08:38

Sicily possibly out this week with a broken wrist

BadgerHoney7 · 17/07/2018 at 08:52

is it a bit risky to have no trades for the rest of the season – lol

    Foreskinny · 17/07/2018 at 10:37

    Just a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!}

TBag86 · 17/07/2018 at 09:42

Community,
I have a massive decision ahead…

My trade outs are Doedee & Nic Nat.

Which option:

OPTION 1
Trade in:
Webster & Grundy

(Not including Webster’s injury affected Round 13 score of 13, his season avg is 99)

OPTION 2
Tom McDonald & Stef Martin

    Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 15:29

    Option 1. Easy.

    Redpill5 · 20/07/2018 at 09:16

    Webster out with groin. I have him and he keeps breaking down. Saints won’t make finals so I would avoid him as they might just rest him at years end.

Sc_Wow · 17/07/2018 at 09:55

Sicily getting scans to check for a fractured wrist

    Steeeve · 17/07/2018 at 10:11

    Could be six weeks if it's fractured, including a little break like a scaphoid.
    I might finally get Lloyd into my team!

      Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 10:58

      Laird missed only a week I think with a broken wrist so fingers crossed it's low grade

        Marcus · 17/07/2018 at 11:01

        Laird missed 2 weeks + the bye, so even low grade could be 2-3

          Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 11:14

          Ah crap

      Orlado · 17/07/2018 at 11:41

      Well now. The start of a few injuries for you. Maybe after another six injuries to your team you will agree that you need more trades as well as the big one – LUCK.

        Sc_Wow · 17/07/2018 at 12:13

        I’ve copped plenty all year mate

    Corey · 17/07/2018 at 11:02

    Oh please No, I don’t have any cover in defence! I have Ridley and Mirra on the bench

      Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 19:00

      Mirra could be his replacement? Ridley close, always named on extended bench so is an outside chance to return fingers crossed

Mystic_Mac · 17/07/2018 at 11:22

That's a wrap for me boys, Nic Nat with no cover and no trades. Good luck, see you all next year!

    AuroraBorealis?! · 17/07/2018 at 12:11

    Bad luck Mac, I'll be probably joining you soon with 3 trades and still 2 rookies on field, this years been a tough one

    BlueBaggerJosh · 17/07/2018 at 15:54

    Same mate. Now have to cover Sicily with Boak and Ahern loop

    Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 10:49

    Bad luck mate. See ya next year.

    nvol · 19/07/2018 at 16:22

    Why would you rely on Nic Nat lmfao…

      Russty_ · 19/07/2018 at 17:42

      Oh you're all heart ain't ya?…he's had a great year…more high scores than low ones, maybe he kept him because he was performing for him, and having him enabled him to strengthen all his other lines.

Ball Buster · 17/07/2018 at 11:53

Is it just me or is my bench the ugliest thing I've seen in awhile? Where is the cover!!

Shake_n_Bake_ · 17/07/2018 at 11:58

Confirmed Sicily 6 weeks

    Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 12:00

    Source? And that sucks!

    INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 12:07

    It's confirmed. Stick a fork in him if you've got trades left

    Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 12:11

    Kade Simpson here I come!

    Defying_Madness · 17/07/2018 at 13:39

    Goodbye to my last trade

    AFC1886 · 17/07/2018 at 16:55

    Lloyd, Simpson, Savage, Yeo, Sicily and Laird.

    Who do I get in for Sicily?

      Luke · 17/07/2018 at 21:58

      Webster

      Filth Wizard · 18/07/2018 at 15:00

      Hurley or Luke Ryan.

      Redpill5 · 20/07/2018 at 09:18

      I’m going hunt. Don’t get Webster, he’s out again and unreliable

        Redpill5 · 20/07/2018 at 09:18

        Hurn

Crow94 · 17/07/2018 at 12:03

F#ck you Supercoach. More injuries!!! Players going down left, right and center….

    INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 12:26

    I've got Sicily JPK & Gray. It's only Tuesday FFS

      KSinny · 17/07/2018 at 12:32

      Same 🙁

        The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 12:37

        Sicily, JPK and NicNat for me…someone out there has all four…

          INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 12:41

          How many trades left Ranger?

            The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 12:49

            5 before trading this week. You?
            Might have a look at Sicily – Brayshaw, should get more mid minutes with Viney out.

              INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 13:25

              5 also. Looking for more news on JPK. If he's cooked I'll go back to Macrae more than likely

                Derek · 17/07/2018 at 13:39

                i'm looking at Macrea as Rocky's replacment. Just worried about the games he has to play and the likely taggers.

                Huthchings, Steele, Jacobs, Curnow, all waiting for him

                  The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 14:06

                  My plan was to go Cogs – Macrae for finals but Cogs looks like he's staying now.
                  Hoping JPk is just out for a week.

                  INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 14:10

                  That is a concern Derek

                  John · 17/07/2018 at 14:23

                  Personally, I am doubtful that JAcobs will be back this year. 4 games now North have named him and replaced at last minute. Not looking good.

      hedski · 17/07/2018 at 12:54

      Sicily, Nic Nat, JPK and Gray.

        INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 13:26

        Nasty Hedski

        Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:28

        Yikes hedski that's some rotten luck mate, Gray could play this week, not sure about JPK but Sic and Nic have to go.

        Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 10:52

        Yep you win rnd 17 hedski

          hedski · 18/07/2018 at 11:10

          That's about all I won this round RC.

      Rabbits16 · 17/07/2018 at 14:53

      same

Noah · 17/07/2018 at 12:23

I have sicily in my forward and no dpp. I already have Gray, Heeney, Hogan, Devon smith and Gunston.

Who should i bring in?

Any suggestions appreciated!

    Audrey Horne · 17/07/2018 at 12:35

    Looking at Westhoff or Greene. Greene will be cheap next week.

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:37

    I like Westy with his extra ruck duties with Ryder down for weeks.

Yeahnah · 17/07/2018 at 12:24

Trading Sicily, can either go to straight to Crisp or anyone priced lower, or trade Fyfe to Sloane and get Lloyd? 4 trades left

    Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 12:33

    Lloyd or Heeney for Sicily? $123k difference..
    I have DDP cover.

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 17/07/2018 at 12:51

    Maybe Hurley

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:35

    Don't mind Fyfe to Sloane and getting Lloyd, and then hang on by your toenails with 2 left and hopefully you have a decent rookie bench.

Dice_real · 17/07/2018 at 12:28

If you could only choose one….
Heeney or Gray?

    KSinny · 17/07/2018 at 12:32

    Heeney

    Ja191 · 17/07/2018 at 12:35

    heeney by 5 streets

    INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 12:49

    Has Gray woken up yet?

      Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:36

      He's meant to be travelling ok after his knockout mate, they're saying he could play but probably not with the caution they show these days.

pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 12:49

Hurley, McDonald or Brayshaw for Sicily? Got Witherden at D7 but no point holding SIc.

Besides the top 4 defenders, you can throw a blanket over everyone

    Noah · 17/07/2018 at 12:59

    Brayshaw as he has found some great form and has a big role in the team.

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:49

    Hurley for me from those 3, Brayshaw's a bit risky with his concussion issues and T-Mac seems a bit low on form, Hurley seems to be coming good.

      pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 16:01

      Thinking the same. Got Laird, Lloyd, Simpson, Yeo, Howe on field, think Hurley's the safest option available

        Finnius · 17/07/2018 at 16:05

        Crisp

          Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 16:48

          Crisp in a rich vein of form

    theRealPod · 17/07/2018 at 16:56

    Best Ruck in the league silver spoon feeding Brayshaw is very tempting.

hedski · 17/07/2018 at 12:59

Nic and Sic out……
My options are –
A) Grundy and Rance
B) Goldy and Hurley
C) Stef and Brayshaw/Hurley/Howe.
Goddammit this is my last 2 trades, Hurley and Howe worry me, a bit injury prone, Rance is a flog and Brayshaw a bit unknown.
I like Goldy's run home during finals.
Bloody injuries have killed me but that can't be helped.
Any ideas which combo?

    Audrey Horne · 17/07/2018 at 13:11

    I like Stef and Brayshaw

    Doc · 17/07/2018 at 13:19

    I like Goldy and Hurley, maybe Short if you want a massive POD. Averaging pretty much 99 over his last 5.

    INPieman · 17/07/2018 at 13:24

    Last 2 bullets Hedski! That's going to be a long 5 weeks. With that in mind I'd steer clear of Brayshaw. That concussion risk is too great with your last trades. Probably option A. Both durable

      Derek · 17/07/2018 at 13:42

      Rance always ends up in my team by the end of the year. not sure how it happens

      hedski · 17/07/2018 at 13:54

      Just checked I'm $3k short of the Grundy/Rance trade. FCK me.

    Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 14:07

    I like Stef and Brayshaw/Howe

    The Ranger · 17/07/2018 at 14:09

    Goldy and Rance

    AuroraBorealis?! · 17/07/2018 at 14:32

    Same boat hedski, as of now im going Stef and Brayshaw, but Brayshaw could turn into Crisp or Hurley

      hedski · 17/07/2018 at 19:24

      I'd go Stef/Crisp preferably AB but short on cash.

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:33

    I don't mind C Hed, Stef has a better av and 3 round av than Goldy and is cheaper, by C I mean Stef and Hurley, hes going ok the last few weeks too.

    hedski · 17/07/2018 at 14:53

    Cheers everyone, I'll suss it out in depth a bit later. I wonder if north go out of finals contention is there a chance Goldy gets rested during sc finals and Preuss gets a gig?

    Ahmad rubas · 17/07/2018 at 15:05

    I like stef and Hurley

    Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 19:55

    Appreciate its your opinion Hedski, but why is Rance a flog?
    Is it Sicily/Greene flog-like or something else?

      hedski · 17/07/2018 at 20:25

      Just those couple of staging acts he pulls out each year Lazza, don't get me wrong, fantastic player and he ends up in my team most years, I'm just a bit salty I've gotta use my last trade mate!

BadgerHoney7 · 17/07/2018 at 13:41

Stef Martin or Todd Goldstein???

    Steeeve · 17/07/2018 at 15:43

    Martin.

    Because I've had Goldy from the start and it took him ages to repay the faith and now I'll be grumpy if everyone else jumps on

    pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 16:00

    Gawn and Grundy

Ja191 · 17/07/2018 at 13:51

Does Sicily going down mean Gunston moves down back? Could be a good replacement if you have sic in the forward line

    Lekdog · 17/07/2018 at 18:18

    Like the thinking

    Derek · 17/07/2018 at 19:29

    Gunston will go to defence for hawks. Get him

Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 14:09

Tossing up between Chadley Wingard and Westhoff. How does the Hoff score when Ryder is not playing?

    Audrey Horne · 17/07/2018 at 14:23

    Very well I believe. That’s why I’m going Sicily to the Hoff.

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:25

    Read that Westy will be sharing Ruck duties with Dixon so that should up his output from just being fwd.

    pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 15:59

    I'd go Wingard, 4th ranked fwd on 5 round averages. Been dominating since moving to the mids

      Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 16:51

      I just don't trust Hinkley to throw him back deep FWD, think Rockliff in that last qtr vs Freo, cost my opponent the game

    theRealPod · 17/07/2018 at 16:55

    The Hoff without Ryder

    R2 111 v Swans
    R3 82 v Lions
    R4 88 v Bombers
    R5 106 v Cats
    R6 147 v Roos

      Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 17:13

      Awesome. Cheers!

gator59 · 17/07/2018 at 14:20

Had enough of this game see ya'll next year

    BillyBoy · 17/07/2018 at 15:14

    Don’t be a sook. We all have had injuries. You’d be hopeless in the trenches.

      gator59 · 17/07/2018 at 16:41

      really bb.. I think you're calling the wrong bloke a sook here

    Randomcliche2 · 18/07/2018 at 10:48

    Okay, c ya next year.

r_calve · 17/07/2018 at 14:35

sicily and guelfi to the chad and the hoff

thoughts?

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 14:39

    If Guelfi's getting a game I'd hang onto him!

      r_calve · 17/07/2018 at 15:18

      my last upgrade though

        Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 15:21

        Depends on how many trades I guess mate..if you've got 5 or more?

          r_calve · 17/07/2018 at 16:13

          i got 7

            Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 16:48

            Yes if you have good cover…players are dropping left right and centre and up and down and all around the cosmos

HarryH76 · 17/07/2018 at 15:11

Howe or Crisp for Sicily?

    r_calve · 17/07/2018 at 15:18

    crisp

    pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 15:57

    Howe

    Doc · 17/07/2018 at 16:37

    Howe for the ceiling, Crisp for consistency and POD factor

    theRealPod · 17/07/2018 at 17:03

    Howe good value and can go huge but injury prone

oliverfisher · 17/07/2018 at 15:43

Perhaps all the carnage has gotten to me. But I was thinking about how Supercoach could introduce some measures to give home ground advantage during the finals. One option could be for the away team not to be able to see the VC, C and predicted scores for the home team. Community, any other thoughts on potential options for this?

    pigjumpprusik · 17/07/2018 at 15:57

    I like it

Steeeve · 17/07/2018 at 15:45

Every defender upgrade I've made all year has been (someone) v Lloyd. I have always taken (someone). Sicily out means I finally have to bite th ebullet. I don't care about the price or the breakeven. Welcome my team, finally, LLLLLlllllooooooyd.

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 15:55

    Same here Steeeve, may as well do it!…what could possibly go wrong?….LOL

      Steeeve · 18/07/2018 at 13:33

      Exactly! Just because every other time I have traded in someone expensive rather than going for value it has backfired (including Fyfe to Josh Kelly only a fortnight ago) that doesn't mean the exact same thing will happen yet again.

Mark · 17/07/2018 at 16:49

Sicily to Brayshaw this week for me. 4 trades left. 33,800 left over. Was thinking maybe Hurley but Brayshaw's DPP will allow me to have some more flexibility if I need to by swinging him to midfield if required. (J. Smith is the link) Hopefully others in the top 100 (currently 99 here) are out of trades and I can capitalize:)

Mark Fawcett · 17/07/2018 at 16:53

I'm feeling pretty good. In addition to my above comment.

Def: Lloyd, Simpson, Yeo, Laird, Brayshaw, Webster (Austin, Keefe)
Mid: Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, Merrett, Oliver, Kelly, Coniglio, Rockliff (Ahern, Giro, J.Smith)
Ruck: Gawn, Martin (McInerney)
Fwd: Wingard, Heeney, Smith, McDonald, Hogan, McLean (Gray, T.Smith)

4 trades left after Sicily to McDonald and emergencies on all lines (hopefully) and plenty of DPP links.

    Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 16:57

    Great team. Hoff will outscore McDonald from hereon in IMO

Sc_Wow · 17/07/2018 at 17:16

Oh my mistake then rusty, just assumed as he clicked on my comment to reply

Jarryd · 17/07/2018 at 17:35

Any thoughts on Sicily replacements? Have Heeney, Westhoff, Mclean, Billings and Smith

Option 1- Sicily to Franklin

Option 2- Sicily to Greene next week

    Cobee Bear · 17/07/2018 at 17:47

    Greene has a bigger payoff, but much higher risk I think

    Derek · 17/07/2018 at 19:25

    Gunston will take over Sicily’s role in the Hawks defence.

    Proven to increase his scoring when he plays in defence

Rivo · 17/07/2018 at 18:08

Sicily has to go, but what about JPK & Gray? Any news yet?
Or do I just make the Sicily trade for now given 4 trades only?

    hedski · 17/07/2018 at 18:23

    Hold JPK and Gray mate, punt the Sic.

      Rivo · 17/07/2018 at 20:06

      Thanks hedski. May need to rely on tools to get me through the round, though I imagine plenty will be in the same boat.

        Rivo · 17/07/2018 at 20:07

        Apologies, *rooks, not tools!

        hedski · 17/07/2018 at 20:28

        Yeah Rivo, I'll loop Phillips and Ahern/Gyro for JPK and play Guelfi for Gray if he doesn't get up.
        Bloody tools..ha.

      Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 20:16

      Hold if you can cover them. Both will be a week at worst..

    Russty_ · 17/07/2018 at 18:37

    Hey Rivo, Gray obviously has to pass concussion tests but apparently pulled up pretty well, read in 'in the mix' that JPK will probably miss this week. Gray's got until Sunday so he could possibly get up.

      Rivo · 17/07/2018 at 20:12

      Thanks Rusty. Might go with Sicily to Brayshaw and open another swing set. One trade might be enough for the week then.

PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 18:56

Sicily is in my backline so I can't trade him to a forward. I Still don't have Lloyd and at 595k I'm 31k short of getting him and with Laird, Simpson and Yeo already in my side I will be going for Crisp instead. T-mac has a tough draw coming up and I already have enough inconsistency with Buddy, Howe, Walters and J Selwood in my side, so I won't pick him. Brayshaw is one to consider but I don't like the fact that all his scores have been against poorer opposition and a couple of his worst scores in recent times have been against the pies and port. His draw for the rest of the year is very tough and with the amount of uncontested disposals he's been racking up, that might take a turn. I also don't like Hurn's inconsistency and scoring history. Crisp is a bit of a pod at 4.9% ownership and has averaged 107 in his past 9 games and he will be the one I turn to (also hasn't scored under 90 in that time). Although the pies have a tough draw coming up his role in the backline makes me think that won't affect his scoring. Final backline will be Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Crisp, Hurley, Howe. Hopefully my last 3 trades can see me through.

    Hawks · 17/07/2018 at 20:09

    I like the Crisp selection, and that backline looks strong.

    Best of luck on the trades front

      PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 21:08

      Cheers mate, it would be a lot nicer with Lloyd in for Howe but you can't always have the perfect team 🙂

AFC1886 · 17/07/2018 at 19:18

Crisp or Brayshaw??

    hedski · 17/07/2018 at 19:27

    Crisp easily.

      PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 19:54

      Brayshaw has been getting so much outside ball in games where Melbourne dominated the clearances against bad teams. The one time they were beaten badly in that area he scored terribly (against Collingwood). Their run coming up is very very tough. Could just be a coincidence but that fact combined with his concussion history and the low amount of trades I have left makes me prefer Crisp. I do hope for Angus's sake that he avoids concussion for the rest of his career.

    Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 19:52

    Brayshaw easily..😛

    Row · 19/07/2018 at 17:24

    Hurn

BigAl_15 · 17/07/2018 at 19:21

Sicily out of my team but who do I trade in? I want a defender and can afford anyone
This is how my backline is set up:
Simpson, Yeo, Laird, Hurley, Savage, Sicily (R Smith, B Lynch)
I'm considering getting either Lloyd, Crisp, Hurn or Howe. Any thoughts?

    Hawks · 17/07/2018 at 20:36

    It has to be Lloyd

    KSinny · 17/07/2018 at 20:51

    Lloyd without a doubt

Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 20:14

Lloyd or Heeney for Sicily? $123k difference.. May go Heeney which will allow Bont to Macrae next week followed by Nank to Grundy.. (been trying to the Nank trade since the byes – every effin week there’s an injury trade that gets in the way).

    Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 20:19

    Meant to add .. TMac goes back for Sicily.

      PizzaSafety · 17/07/2018 at 20:57

      If you have the trades to make those moves definitely go Heeney. Macrae will probably outscore Bont by more than 20 a game and Grundy will easily outscore Nank by more than 20 per game. Lloyd has been in fine form but his massive scoring run was in an 8 week hot patch and he hasn't been scoring as high for as long as Macrae (since R16 last year) and Grundy (all year) and he might potentially score the same as Heeney. That said he will probably outscore Heeney by about 10-15 per game from now onwards.

Jim_bob321 · 17/07/2018 at 20:31

So I've got one more upgrade to go…
160k in the bank with Ahern in the midfield.
Leave him for another week to cash up or trade to the likes of Shuey, Mundy…?

Gary Swine · 17/07/2018 at 20:42

Wow had planned to get Macrae BUT
Gray, Bont, NicNat and Sicily with 3 trades left and fwd bench (FWD ONLY) of T.Smith + Battle so the season is officially over!
Cant even swing Ahern or Spargo (MID bench) to FWD line without trading T.Smith or Battle.

    hedski · 17/07/2018 at 20:57

    Battle a chance to play this week Gaz, trade nic and Sicily, be happy you have a trade left after that!

      Neil demonsdelight · 17/07/2018 at 22:37

      A must win for cats and dees Hedski The mid battle will be worth the ticket

Le schweppes · 17/07/2018 at 22:43

Jon cellar as pAtcholorette no.5, solo ruckman at the hawks

    Le Schweppes · 17/07/2018 at 22:44

    Jono ceglar is who I meant

      Derek · 18/07/2018 at 09:39

      i Won’t be surprised if Pittonet gets a game this week. O’Brien just not working as a second ruckman and will be omitted.

      Sicily out will mean Gunston will play in defence and they will need Ceglar in forward line. Unless shoenmaker comes in.

FearTheBeard · 18/07/2018 at 13:48

Question lads.

I can either play Ahern in the forwards for Sicily and get in Macrae.

OR

Do I look at Gunston/Westhoff/Greene and keep Ahern on the bench?

    FearTheBeard · 18/07/2018 at 14:08

    Or even Hurley?

    Derek · 18/07/2018 at 19:22

    I like Gunston’s chances of scoring well with Sicily out. He will take the intercepting roll and has shown he can score big.

    McCrae has some fixtures coming up where he will get a close tag. Hutchings, Steele, Jacobs and Curnow all waiting for him

      Ftb · 19/07/2018 at 13:54

      Gunston or westhoff now Ryder out?

      The Ranger · 19/07/2018 at 16:22

      He already has a 142 v West Coast, a 120 v GWS and a 141 v Carlton
      He has a low score of 98.
      Can't see Gunston outscoring Macrae for the rest of the year.

GreyBradman · 18/07/2018 at 14:50

So, I have Nic Nat and Sicily. 5 trades left. I also have JPK and Gray.

If I get Grundy the only decent defender I can afford is Houli. Good move or should I go Goldy/Ryan?

    Derek · 18/07/2018 at 19:18

    I would avoid Houli if you can.

    I am a recent Grundy owner, but looking at Goldy’s run home, I think he might score just as well as Grundy.

    The Ranger · 19/07/2018 at 16:26

    I had a similar dilemma, gone with Goldy.

    Russty_ · 19/07/2018 at 17:38

    Yeah forget about Grundy, get 2 good players if you can.

    Redpill5 · 19/07/2018 at 20:40

    Houli not named

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/07/2018 at 13:49

What happened this weekend?
Just logged on as popped out of the wilderness of alaska and snagged some wifi.
JPK, Gray and Nic nat!!
Now i read sicily is also done himself a mischief.
😱
Geez looks like it is time to use the old emergency trade button. Good thing i had a couple in reserve.
Sheesh.
Harsh game.

    The Ranger · 19/07/2018 at 16:25

    Nasty end to the home and away for many Trigga.
    Hibberd out too.
    Donuts will be on someones menu this week.

    hedski · 19/07/2018 at 17:00

    Got the 4 of them Trigger…Happy days!

    Russty_ · 19/07/2018 at 17:38

    Hey Trigs, yeah carnage galore this week, did you bag me that Bearskin rug with your Elephant gun?…lol

    Derek · 20/07/2018 at 10:00

    That time of year again.

    Wait until we see the players going for early opperations in the next few weeks as well.

nankthetank · 19/07/2018 at 18:42

Out of Bellchambers and the Nank who do we think will finish the strongest? Both have very favourable fixtures in terms of ruckmen.

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