We’re BACK, baby!

We’re dusting off the old time trials, Lekdog’s training with the midfield and Barron is setting personal bests on the 2km time trial. Damo has added some bulk to his brain, Kev has added contested marking to his game and Patch is trying to suppress a video of him with some white powder somewhere in Vegas.

But the important thing is we are back. Four of us sit around and have a chinwag about what we make of positional changes for the 2019 season, give our early thoughts on the ruckline and also fire a few cheap shots at each other – because what else are friends for.

The team picker for Supercoach gold kicks off next week, so jump in early and give us your thoughts on season 2019!

Categories: Supercoach

441 Comments

Patch · 03/12/2018 at 22:50

And community – tell us what you want to see from us in season 2019. Anything more, anything less, any changes – give it to us and we'll see what we can do.

    JR_Damo · 03/12/2018 at 23:03

    This was super fun to record. Thanks for having me on again!

      Patch · 03/12/2018 at 23:38

      I love it when you talk statistical to us ex oh ex oh

    Cpt · 06/12/2018 at 17:47

    Jock, Crouching and Higgo appearances.

      Cpt · 06/12/2018 at 17:48

      On occasions

      Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:37

      Will pose the question mate, but I reckon they're enjoying retirement. Crouching still hasn't been since since the Richmond grand final win

    Tyruddanaut · 17/12/2018 at 20:36

    I'd like to see some in-depth analysis of the left field, or almost completely unthought of, options. Players who have potential but no-one knows exists

      Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 20:57

      It's a nice idea Ty, but when you make those calls, and they turn out wrong, one looks like a fool, a genius if they come off, but how many of even the celebrated rookie picks end up mediocre for that year, seems all but one or two each season.
      Tis hard to predict when a player with potential will break out of their rut and be exceptional, I think it has a lot to do with what's happening in their life…and their mental attitude.

BrownlowBoy · 04/12/2018 at 11:05

Thoughts on Yeo despite losing DPP?

    Rick Grimes · 04/12/2018 at 19:10

    Still tempting. Averaged 124 over last 6 weeks. Could get overlooked.

      dontblushbaby · 05/12/2018 at 19:53

      Gaff is back after R2 ?, might hurt his numbers IMO

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:25

    Hard to say without seeing the composition of the midfield and prices. Could be a very good POD based on his last month or so

      PizzaSafety · 06/12/2018 at 20:27

      he did not average 124 over his last 6, he averaged 113. He did average 111 for the season if you take away the game he scored 27 where he manned Danger and 115 in his last 11 post bye. I don't see Gaff impacting his scoring as Gaff plays the majority of his time on the wing and it didn't when they played together this year. If anything Gaff would help him by getting the tagger sent to him instead of Yeo.

      I will 100% be picking Yeo as a pod next season, I think he has a 115 average in him if he can get his disposal numbers up and his clangers down.

    FotherMUcker · 10/12/2018 at 19:43

    Yeo is a gun but wondering where he plays is more important than wondering how he plays. I don't think they can keep him out of the midfield so his numbers should be good. The trade off is price versus output. His starting price might be a bit high.

ToneStar · 04/12/2018 at 13:13

Welcome back guys, I needed my hit of SuperCoach medicine…

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:36

    It's good to be back mate!

Stirlsy · 04/12/2018 at 13:27

Nice to have you back guys, a guest appearance from the old guy or Higgo would be great if they have the time before the season starts.

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:36

    Cheers mate! I think they're enjoying retirement but will pose the question to them. Welcomoe back to you, who are you looking at early days?

Anonymity_is_a_Right · 04/12/2018 at 19:46

This preaseason I'd like to see a greater focus on the rookies and players that switched teams including discussions as to why they'll get a game round 1 and what impact they'll have on current team. eg will other players in that team score higher or lower due to the new inclusions. And less discussions about whether we should start TMitch, Doch, Cripps, Oliver etal.

Also, Back in the days before all of the current crew there was a preseason spreadsheet from Higgo that analysed each players previous performance in 3 blocks 1.early-season, 2. mid-season, 3. end.
That datasheet showed consistent patterns across multiple seasons for certain players regardless of who the oponents were and Identified the Premos you should get early and those to avoid in your starting lineup. Resurrect that please
I'd also like to see less trolling and greater attention paid to attribution responsibilities when you publish info from other websites verbatim except for arrangement and a few wisecracks

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:28

    Cheers Anonymity!

    That spreadsheet was an absolutely mammoth undertaking done by Old Ocker each year. I'm not going to promise we can make another one of those because of simply how much work goes into it – I know I'll struggle time-wise to make a dent in it.

    However, discussion over players who have moved is absolutely something we can do and look at doing more of.

      Nathan · 07/12/2018 at 01:38

      No Patch it was a couple of years before Old Ocker showed up
      Fyffe is life

HarryH76 · 04/12/2018 at 21:21

Surely Danger is the most picked player in 2019?

    Rick Grimes · 04/12/2018 at 22:32

    I reckon the Doc will take that honour.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 05/12/2018 at 22:09

      Anyone got s coin?
      Be that close.

    Russty_ · 05/12/2018 at 22:36

    It's gotta be Billings doesn't it?…this will be his breakout year…lol

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 05/12/2018 at 22:47

      Cant believe i didnt listen to gator and started that spud.

      Good thing i fixed that mistake quick smart and he copped it in the neck โšฐ

        Russty_ · 05/12/2018 at 22:57

        Hey Trig, yeah I did the same mate, started him and culled him quick smart, should've listened to Gator! ๐Ÿ™‚

          TRIGGA_HAPPY · 05/12/2018 at 23:15

          Yep dont think any saints will make the cut on field next year.

          Hind with speed to burn (which is what the saints r crying out for) will earn a spot on the pine.

          With danger fwd and good options back reckon will go one less premo in the mids. ๐Ÿ˜

            Russty_ · 05/12/2018 at 23:43

            Yeah the Saints traded sensibly this time and acquired several workmanlike, mature aged players who may never get a game or if they do, won't affect games very much, thus ensuring the team's future mediocrity..bye bye Richo after next year, if not during the year.

              TRIGGA_HAPPY · 06/12/2018 at 07:59

              Bit surprised no one picked up Freeman with a late rookie pick?

                neil demons delight · 06/12/2018 at 11:58

                hammies would put clubs off…Off topic but Kwaja's catch could well be the best ever and got Kohli out

                  PizzaSafety · 06/12/2018 at 20:35

                  Gresham has the potential to break out but he's not for me..

                    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 06/12/2018 at 20:59

                    Sneaky draft option.

                  TRIGGA_HAPPY · 06/12/2018 at 21:02

                  Pearler.
                  Couldn't have scripted it any better ๐Ÿ˜

                Russty_ · 06/12/2018 at 22:57

                Think I read somewhere, he'll be playing VFL all year, they probs wanna see whether he'll break again or not before they write him off for good.

          neil demons delight · 06/12/2018 at 07:45

          Make it three I didn't listen to Gator also What a spud.Hard to find a saint selection for the Demon Delights.

      Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:28

      Lock of the year ๐Ÿ˜‰

neil demons delight · 05/12/2018 at 11:21

2018 podcast started slowly with can laughter etc but really ramped up A credit to you guys Jock and Higgo are irreplaceable no matter what so make it yours fellas. One of the biggest issues was the trolls so please no more of the twins. good luck boys NDD

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:31

    Cheers NDD! We're in our pre-season as well so we're blowing out the cobwebs, but expect Lek and I to be screaming at each other in no time. More moderation and commenting is on my radar for 2019.

    Rabbits16 · 11/12/2018 at 19:06

    the twins hahaha

Randomcliche2 · 05/12/2018 at 11:42

Damn. Looks like it's just me. But I've tried listening in both Chrome and Edge on the work computer and it was inaudible – real quiet and sounded like it was coming through a drunk electronic speech reader. All good, running through the phone.

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:32

    I know the audio wasn't great considering we were recording from four different states but it certainly didn't sound inaudible to me? Did anyone else have this issue?

      Russty_ · 06/12/2018 at 23:02

      Hi Patch, the volume varied and the quality, sometimes it sounded like a few of you were on the phone but it wasn't inaudible for me. I listened through my laptop.

      Randomcliche2 · 07/12/2018 at 09:49

      I suspect it was my work computer, because even the download did it. Worked fine from phone. Just putting it out there in case anyone had the issue.

Northernsoul74 · 05/12/2018 at 13:53

Some intel from down the Whitten Oval is that Bailey Williams is training with the mids. I assume he’ll be a defender in SuperCoach. Dogs fans know how good he is but probably underrated outside the club. Watchlist.

    dontblushbaby · 05/12/2018 at 20:02

    Thanks for the heads up N74, what do you think his price will be ?

      Northernsoul74 · 06/12/2018 at 09:46

      No idea but guessing it will be awkward. Think he finished up around $360k last year but did go well over $400k at one point.

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:29

    Love me some early-season midfield intel mate. Will keep an eye on him

PizzaSafety · 05/12/2018 at 14:27

Nice to see you all back fellas, hope you've had a decent off-season.

Can't say I'll be going anywhere near Jack Ziebell but Whitfield and Danger are great inclusions. Not sure if I will be able to start Whitfield, it will come down to how much I will need to spend on rookies because I'm intent on going 6 deep in the middle with Dusty at M6 (or Zerrett) and I also plan on starting Grundy, Titch and Danger (but not Gawn).

I think Witherden will average between 95-105, he's actually averaged 87 two years in a row when you take away the injury affected score this season and he averaged 98 in his last 6 and 95 in his last 9 this year. For his first two seasons that's pretty impressive. If I need to save money I'll go for him over Whitfield even though I think Whitfield improves and averages 105. I'll do this in the hope that Witherden slides into the top 6 defenders for the year. I expect Laird, Lloyd and Sicily to drop in average and I think you "have" to start Doch and Williams.

Brad Crouch is too awkwardly priced for me, he'll be about 430k, he's probably not good enough to be a keeper and won't make you that much money and he's also injury prone and coming off an injury. Hanners is cooked in my opinion but Libba could be insanely cheap and worth a look, although I'm not entirely sure how they will price him.

    neil demons delight · 05/12/2018 at 15:11

    Hi Pizza Thinking of going one less mid and keeping set and forget Gawn/ Grundy. If Pruess even plays he will be a backup . The word is he will trial as a forward. Maybe Hogans replacement watch JLT

      PizzaSafety · 05/12/2018 at 15:34

      Hey Neil this is definitely the decision that could come back to haunt a lot of us but I think Gawn just averaged his highest score by 9 points at age 27, is an injury risk and might be sharing ruck duties. Those things make me think I don't want him in my side at his price. It is hard to find a choice to replace him but I'm currently looking at Nankervis even though I think he will need to improve his ruck work significantly to average 110+ (which is what I'd be hoping for), his age is the right type for the job in my opinion.

        neil demons delight · 05/12/2018 at 18:06

        I had Nank all year last year ,couldnt get Grundy in. with few regrets,but Gawn does go huge.Wouldnt be worried with injuries as he will be looked after with Pruess there,however this will impact on his scoring

          PizzaSafety · 06/12/2018 at 00:37

          Yeah Preuss is the main reason I won't pick him, along with it being his best year at his age. I feel like players dip a little when they peak as old as 27, but he's a gun and has only been this type of player the last few years and could prove me wrong. I still expect him to average 115-120 but I feel like gambling on another player making up ground on him (I still expect him to finish as the 2nd best ruck). Nank has some upside if he can win more hitouts, but I'm not sure if he's as naturally talented at that as he is at the follow up work and intercept marking. He only won 41.5% of his hitouts this year. This year I managed to trade Martin to Grundy at Round 21, so I got a small taste haha.

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:33

    Cheers mate, and to you too!

    Witherden a tasty one, Pizza. Is high on my radar and Brisbane defenders will be heavily discussed this season.

    Doch and Williams have their spot to lose at this stage.

    NostraDumbArse · 08/12/2018 at 01:53

    I'm with you 100% on Grundy and no Gawn today. Pruess wouldn't have gone to a club that couldn't guarantee him regular games. With the Demons midfield Max might kick 40 as Fwd ruck but we all know how accurate he is in front of goal so more likely 8goals 32 behinds either way he's more likely to drop by 50k than he is to rise by 50k.
    I don't have witherden in my top 10 starting defenders because I feel that he starts slow and will drop $ before byes
    Whitfield is like one of those girls with long legs and big boobs in a short tight skirt that buys you drinks and begs to come back to your bangkok hotel room. They look good superficially but they always get your cash before providing a shocking let down.

dontblushbaby · 05/12/2018 at 20:38

Is anyone considering J.Westhoff as a Fwd now as he Ruck/Fwd status ?

    PizzaSafety · 05/12/2018 at 20:51

    Definitely not going to start him because he's old and overpriced and will lose his scoring friendly role but I will pick a rookie forward-ruck on my ruck bench in case he or one of the other R/F's end up being good enough to be an F6/7 and good cover.

    Patch · 06/12/2018 at 18:34

    Not at this stage mate – needs midfield/ruck time for mine but we will be having a closer look when articles start coming up

nathan · 06/12/2018 at 18:56

does anyone know date of the day supercoach team picker comes out

    Lekdog · 12/12/2018 at 21:18

    Now.

NostraDumbArse · 08/12/2018 at 01:00

I predict back-to-back for the weagles and yeo to be the biggest mistake that supercoaches make in 2019

NostraDumbArse · 08/12/2018 at 01:05

Did the Lions recruit people to play footy or people to keep their fledgling sports medicine clinic in business?
Top Tip from my 2019 crystal ball is don't start any lions newbies.

Derek · 08/12/2018 at 02:32

G’day fellas, thanks fellas.

I’d like to see some of our regulars give us plenty of inside word about their own club. We all follow our own club pretty close during the off season, especially the new recruits, but know stuff all about other teams.

Info about position changes are critical. Medical reports. We can’t all watch every club. But as a community we can.

Thanks fellas

    neil demons delight · 08/12/2018 at 10:30

    Good day Derek One player you relive each year is MILLS. This may be his year with Hannas gone Any word from your lad about him

      derek · 09/12/2018 at 22:51

      i've started with him the last 3 years, maybe this will be his year.

      my lad gave footy away, did his year 12 and off to uni

      I just remember watching him at the academy, he is alot bigger than people think and his rugby background makes him hard to tackle and he is a good tackler. He might be a decent price.

        neil demons delight · 10/12/2018 at 13:30

        thanks Derek on my watch list particularly if he gets more mid time JLT and his price

          dontblushbaby · 13/12/2018 at 20:22

          429k is a bit awkward ? However with a good season he could add 100k ?

            derek · 17/12/2018 at 21:41

            i thought he would be cheaper. i don't think i will be considering him

Dice_real · 08/12/2018 at 08:37

2019 supercoach pick from my club…Aaron Francis.
2019 POD pick, Jack Crisp. Tipping he'll avg 95+

    Randomcliche2 · 09/12/2018 at 10:11

    Aaron Francis hey ๐Ÿ™‚ Sell him to me. What's his role going to be why the step up?

    As for my club, slim pickings this year, players who I think will step up are a bit awkwardly priced, to make them not relevant. One who always gets talked about because of injury discount doesn't have an injury discount this year and doesn't have the risk associated with it. So lets talk a Jaeger O'meara. Many might not want to talk about a previously hyped player. I don't think he'll make my team, but at 92 avg, there is good reason to think he can go higher – 105 easy, but sketchy to see if he can make that 110+ you need for a front line Mid. First half of the season he was getting back into things. In the middle he got going producing good scores. I think a concussion late in the season probably impacted him a bit. His TOG is about 80% and could go 5% higher. Titch does 90%. It might just be the season you want him – the season where no one is talking about him. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:42

    I've got a very sneaky eye on Aaron Francis, Dice. Really rate his work at the back end of last year but he's got to do a lot of work to start in my sidie

      Dice_real · 11/12/2018 at 19:44

      Yeah will depend on his preseason and how he goes but loving the back intercept marks, he could ton up from 12 touches. He's a junior McGovern. I'll see how he fits in my structure but probably just out for me, if in it's only to make some coin but I think he'll start too pricey.
      Jack Crisp will start in my backline this year

    Dice_real · 13/12/2018 at 09:33

    Also Francis last 3 games avg 95, avg 15 touches

Keen · 08/12/2018 at 08:40

How do we think Mumford and Clark will be priced?

    Randomcliche2 · 09/12/2018 at 20:28

    Mumford $350k. 35% discount to average (98 avg, 5500 magic number) #cunningham'slaw

      PizzaSafety · 09/12/2018 at 23:39

      this year they only did 20% discounts for Nic Nat & Birchall, so 98.3 x 5558 x 0.8 = 437k.

        Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 12:04

        Cunningham's Law. Love it. Thanks PizzaSafety. And here's me thinking Mumford had been out for as a long as Zac Clarke but no… Clarke 2016, Mumford 2017, so perhaps 30-35% for Clarke? But yeah, not mummy.

          PizzaSafety · 10/12/2018 at 15:19

          They've released some of the prices and I was totally wrong, Mummy will be 332k. All sorts of different discounts for different players that I can't make any sense of. For example they've discounted Doch by 17.9% but Brad Crouch by over 20%. CD getting experimental.

            Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:35

            Clarke priced at 140k…

              Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 15:53

              R3 sold. No to find another position for the floating donut.

            Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 15:54

            Oh, interesting. I will go a searching right now!

              PizzaSafety · 10/12/2018 at 15:59

              Mummy 320k ***

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 08/12/2018 at 09:03

4 things.

1. Good to see you guys up and about early. Another big season coming up.

2. Troll for trolls and eliminate them early. Maybe everyone should have an account/log on?

3. Every year I/we try not to get sucked in by the excy first-year draft pick. It has been proven time and time again the mature age is the way to go. Much cheaper and these guys will leave nothing on the park now they got their shot.
Gonna go early on this one.
Get on hind. Speed to burn and will feature in saints best 22 either on a wing (new rules gonna be big for wingers) or streaming out of defence. Saints crying out for speed in back half hind has it in spades.

4. Anyone running a BBL comp this year. If so let us know the code.

Enjoy.

    PizzaSafety · 08/12/2018 at 14:38

    I agree, making everyone have an account, although annoying, will stop some of the trolling.

    Russty_ · 09/12/2018 at 00:32

    Couldn't agree more on point 2 Trig, there's already some flog or flogs, hell bent on filling the pages with inflammatory crap, or just plain spam.

    gator59 · 09/12/2018 at 09:08

    Hi Trigga starting a BBL League called Jocks Battlers… Code is … 200998 … First in best dressed so get in.. Cheers Gator

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/12/2018 at 11:16

      In like Errol ๐Ÿ˜

      When is kickoff?

        PizzaSafety · 09/12/2018 at 17:09

        On the topic of rookies, you're definitely right Trig, the mature ones are always the ones to pick. That being said Stephenson and Naughton (until the injury ruined his cash generation) were good picks for over 150k this year with reliable JS, even though most high draft picks failed. You do get more JS with some of them compared to mature players and also some extra points but it comes at a cost. Barron Von Crow's article on rookies and return on investment is very insightful and shows that even with the same amount of cash generation you'll still have more return on investment with cheaper players.

        I think Walsh is worth picking at this early stage, and maybe Rankine (who I won't pick if there's enough promising 117k players). I'm not that hot on Setterfield at this stage due to the injury he just suffered and his price, but we'll see how he goes in JLT. Bewley, Hind, Parker, Cavarra, Wilkie and Hore all look like promising mature aged cash cows. Very early days but it's fun to think about

        gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 07:57

        19th dec is kick off Trigga

      WTFoxtrot_58 · 10/12/2018 at 13:30

      I'm in. Thanks Gator.
      Think you need a lot more luck in this variant.

        gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 07:58

        Yeah this BBL format is a lot harder than SC

      Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:38

      I'm into the BBL league and am putting an early claim on the spoon

    Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:40

    Cheers mate, your second point's one that's popped up a bit and we're definitely going to be discussing how to be better at it.

    Love your point on the rookies, Bazza and Damo are all over it for now and Hind will be in my early drafts.

neil demons delight · 08/12/2018 at 10:27

Looks like many will jump off ALL AUSTRALIAN NO. 1 ruckman MAXY GAWN .Please do ,big mistake fellas.You are searching for something not there. Footy is now big business and the dees are at the forefront. At best Preuss will go to some interstate games and Gawn will miss a few,but he is our undisputed no.1 ruck not a forward.You will find Wiedeman taking the relief ruck duties as he has been training for now He is also improving his ruck work .It was a brilliant move getting Pruess but like at NORF with Goldy purely a back uprelief NDD

    Rick Grimes · 08/12/2018 at 10:40

    Risks have to be taken somewhere. I'm probably gonna pass on Maxy to start.

      PizzaSafety · 08/12/2018 at 12:38

      Goldy was 27 when he averaged 129 and he followed it with a 108. Averages like Gawn's are incredibly hard to sustain especially when they spike at his age, this fact is in the data. He will be the no.2 ruck for the year in my opinion, but I don't think by a huge enough margin to justify the price. He is just one year removed from averaging 91.6

    Randomcliche2 · 08/12/2018 at 22:53

    Wow. I didn't expect two shoot downs so fast. I think Preuss is the unluckiest bloke in footy outside those having to do more knee recos than they have limbs. Unfortunately, I have no reason to believe his situation is about to change.

    It still leaves me choosing between starting 1 or 2 of the best two ruckmen. I'm only starting one. Sorry NDD, but gunna take the younger one. I'm still planning on him making my team. I think there is value to be had in the on-field ruck line and I'm going to take it. But lets be realistic (it's not even xmas) If this view changes I'll welcome him without too many concerns.

      neil demons delight · 09/12/2018 at 00:07

      Can't work out why Pruess chose the dees. Could easily have gone to the saints or dogs as the no.1. Having a catch up with Max at Loch shortly Whether he fills me in is another story.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 08/12/2018 at 21:16

Stainless?

This post is anything but.

Think you got your letters mixed up.

This is JR not COSCO.

gator59 · 09/12/2018 at 09:11

Starting a BBL League for anyone that's interested … Jocks Battlers.. Code is 200998 so jump in if you want,, all welcome

    neil demons delight · 09/12/2018 at 12:25

    in mate tough game bbl

      gator59 · 09/12/2018 at 12:54

      It is Neil good luck mate

        derek · 09/12/2018 at 22:53

        it does my head in with all the bye and double game weeks for some teams.

PizzaSafety · 09/12/2018 at 17:17

AFL.COM.AU reporting that Yeo will have a delayed start to preseason after having surgery on his toe in the offseason, he was going to be the most important POD in my team but now I'm unsure. He was delayed last year as well but I was really hoping he would be even fitter next year. He will go into full training in January. A lot of other relevant information here.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-12-08/wheres-your

derek · 09/12/2018 at 22:55

at least this year they have made it a bit easier to pick our starting team.

only need to select 28 this year.

i'm assuming everyone will have dangerfield and Doch, just leaves 28 other places to fill

    Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 12:07

    Danger I agree, and if they give Doc the full discount then hells yeah. I do remember when they pulled a swifty with Gaz and didn't give him the full discount…

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/12/2018 at 13:54

    See they just released top 10 prices.

    Grundy/Gawn combo a cool $1.4M!

    Used to be you saved a bit of coin in the ruck. ๐Ÿ™„

    $512K for Doc.

      neil demons delight · 10/12/2018 at 14:59

      hey Trigg thinking I or 2 less mids is the way I am going though goldy or nank appeal tough call

      AuroraBorealis?! · 10/12/2018 at 20:22

      Could you (or someone) possibly please copy and paste the list? I refuse to pay herald suns premium to access mediocre articles

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/12/2018 at 21:36

        Here u go AB.

        1. Grundy $708,200 (most expensive)
        2. Titch $700,800
        3. Gawny $692,100
        4. Macrae $ 698,700
        5. Danger $660,500
        6. Crippla $648,200
        7. Clarrey $622,700
        8. Fyfe is life $618,100
        9. J. Kelly $617,800
        10. Jakey Lloyd $608,200.

        So at least 10 players over $600k with two over $700k.

        Gonna have to be really selective premo picks as gonna chew up the green big time.

          GrannyMcBuddha · 11/12/2018 at 18:02

          Ouch that is basically my ten starting Prems. almost 5.9 mil gone from the bank already. Wish that I could pawn a few of those premiership cups that I won for a few extra $ in 2019.

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/12/2018 at 21:46

        Cause Im feeling generous value elsewhere (discounted due to injury)

        B. Crouch $418k
        B. Smith $332k
        J. Viney $450k
        Hannas $326k
        Tobias Green $355k
        Fasalo $250k
        Setterfield $145k
        Williamson $190k (if gets going % owned will spiral upwards esp with Doc going down)
        Sam Collins $189k
        GHS $270k

        A little taster to whet the appetite.

          AuroraBorealis?! · 11/12/2018 at 02:51

          Cheers for all this mate, setterfield looks like great value and alarmingly so does Toby Greene. Gonna have to try hard to avoid the mid pricers this year

          GrannyMcBuddha · 11/12/2018 at 18:07

          Viney looks like a good buy if he doesn't make high contact and automatically miss 3. I almost have to start Mr Green at that price and all the rest are great value and relatively risk free except Break Crouch.
          Thanks for that young man I'll crotchet you a teapot cover

    Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:36

    Well we've now lost one of those picks with Docherty doing his knee again (poor bastard)

Northernsoul74 · 10/12/2018 at 15:22

Apparently Docherty May have done another acl.

    Northernsoul74 · 10/12/2018 at 15:32

    Confirmed acl to the same knee.

      Patch · 10/12/2018 at 15:35

      Shocking news

    neil demons delight · 10/12/2018 at 16:30

    jeez that's rough .Feel for the lad and club. Gawn a definite starter now NDD

Cossy · 10/12/2018 at 16:13

Thats sad for docherty, I think the blues really needed his leadership on the park this year if they were any chance to improve.
Just hand the crows the 2020 number 1 draft pick now, what a genius trade

PizzaSafety · 10/12/2018 at 16:23

My first crack at a team after the prices have dropped:

Def: Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, rookies

Mid: Titch, Fyfe, J Kelly, Neale, Dusty, Zerrett, Walsh, the rest rookies

Rucks: Grundy, Nank, dpp loophole

Forwards: Danger, Heeney, Dunkley/Wingard, Setterfield, rookies.

    Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 17:47

    Fun begins. A few there that will get debate this year. I'm not on the Witherden train. Which Dusty is going to play this year? The I'm looking for a contract and premiership one or 2018 Dusty? Can't argue with the rest. Neale points uptick with change, nice pick-up (not in myT). I do think that the set/forget ruck G/G ruck will cause some other lines on other teams some grief. ๐Ÿ™‚ Rnd 14 Nank to Gawn well played.

      PizzaSafety · 10/12/2018 at 22:19

      Fair enough, Witherden isn't screaming break out like Sicily was last season but I still think he's got significant upside, with Doch out he's even more of a chance to be relevant by seasons end. I think Dusty was always a low disposal high impact player, he then got the disposals in 2016 but lost the impact, and combined the disposals and the impact in 2017. This season his disposal numbers were down again even though he was pretty impactful (he was a victim of his own success in a non-SC sense because a lot of people dismissed his season). I know he's no guarantee to do well but he still has the upside. Neale could do even better but I just think he's a very reliable player with a good bye. Nank can be traded to Gawn if the stars align ๐Ÿ™‚

        Randomcliche2 · 11/12/2018 at 00:45

        I traded Dusty out last season, for a significant loss. I didn't even feel bad about till I ran out trades, but that is a different issue (will plan better links between byes and trades this year). If he performs well I may consider him for last upgrade, but he isn't in my top8 atm. Good luck.

BAz · 10/12/2018 at 16:23

A lot of debate around the rucks cost, but its a set and forget position you just have to pay what it costs from the start and sacrifice money somewhere else.
Not enough good rookie rucks make enough money to upgrade to a premium later on in the year. (Grundy and Martin for me, with westhoff in the forward line in case of injury. Hoff is a points magnet as he plays loose everywhere on the park.
With players like Brad Crouch, Toby Greene, Jack Viney , Brodie Smith, even Hannerbry all well under 450k this year Im going easy on the ultra high priced premiums around the park.

    Randomcliche2 · 10/12/2018 at 17:37

    Good luck. I'm trying to drink a little less mid-priced cool-aid this year.

    DavidC · 20/12/2018 at 07:04

    I'm thinking the Hoff is a bit of a trap. Age 33 now and coming off his best season, role change with Lycett coming in. Might wait a few weeks and see what the best forward/ruck option is.

neil demons delight · 10/12/2018 at 17:46

We were thrilled when one of our boys from the Phillip Island F.C. made his way to Carlton, even more so when elected captain.He has never forgotten his grass roots at the island and has been a great ambassador of the the island and PIFC.. Cheering for a speedy recovery DOC. sad day LEK

    gator59 · 10/12/2018 at 18:51

    Gotta unlock the Doch now ,,, Poor bugger_

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/12/2018 at 19:02

    Geez thats rough
    Sometimes life just plain sucks.
    Best of luck Doc.

      gator59 · 10/12/2018 at 19:24

      The poor bugger may never be SC relevant ever again… Hoping for a speedy recovery for him

gator59 · 10/12/2018 at 18:57

Only 6 spots left in the BBL League for anyone that's interested … Jocks Battlers.. Code is 200998 so jump in if you want,, all welcome

    dontblushbaby · 10/12/2018 at 22:16

    I'm In gator, just auto filled for the time being ,

    AuroraBorealis?! · 11/12/2018 at 15:07

    Just jumped in Gator, have absolutely no idea what im doing but it should be a bit of fun

      gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 15:34

      I don't know if any of us know what we are doing AB… Just gotta keep an eye out for the teams that play twice in the same round and try and work around them and also whose playing in future rounds if that makes any sense

      Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 00:08

      You and me both mate, I'm trying to research at the moment from people who know what they're doing lol, good luck to all!

    Crowmagnon · 11/12/2018 at 22:56

    Joined mate.

      gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 23:28

      Well done Crow

    JEL · 13/12/2018 at 09:28

    I'm in if you'll have me.
    NFI how this is going to work with all the byes and double headers

    Russty_ · 15/12/2018 at 22:33

    Hey Gat..bummer I missed out mate, are you running any others?…or I could run a League if you guys would be interested?

gator59 · 10/12/2018 at 22:45

Welcum aboard DBB

    hedski · 13/12/2018 at 11:56

    I'm in Gator ๐Ÿ‘

Josh · 10/12/2018 at 23:35

Anyone know when supercoach team picker is live?? anxiety is building

    AuroraBorealis?! · 11/12/2018 at 14:53

    Am also curious Josh

    EagerBeaver · 11/12/2018 at 17:54

    Me too.

      Browncow · 12/12/2018 at 00:42

      Herald Sun is saying prices are out “this week” without giving a day. Nearly there gents.

    Ralph · 12/12/2018 at 11:13

    Think it will be late January for non-subscribers

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/12/2018 at 19:45

    She's open…

      Nathan · 12/12/2018 at 21:27

      How do you get in? I had gold last year but when I log in I can't see a team picker

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/12/2018 at 21:31

        Theres a link with 2019 on it

          Nathan · 12/12/2018 at 21:40

          Where? I went to the Team page because that's where the link was last year but I can't find a 2019 link anywhere.
          All other supercoach gold features are working fine

    Lekdog · 12/12/2018 at 21:17

    It's live.

    Rabbits16 · 13/12/2018 at 13:51

    its open now man. small white writing above your 2018 team says 2019 team picker

Ralph · 11/12/2018 at 15:01

Can any Carlton fans tell us if Nic Newman will take over the Doc’s role or will that go to Williamson?

    gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 15:40

    They may still roll with old man Simmo again

    neil demons delight · 11/12/2018 at 16:00

    Agree with Gator here The Blues are in loads of trouble now .Simmo has it all to do and has proved more than capable .Newman is too hot and cold more suited to StKilda

      gator59 · 11/12/2018 at 18:38

      More like the Dees Neil

        neil demons delight · 11/12/2018 at 20:52

        thou
        ght you would comment

    JeannieDaTroll · 11/12/2018 at 17:47

    Marchbank does pretty well when he's not broken same with Williamson. Hopefully they use Newman in the middle and push Murphy out to a wing, they need some grownups with grunt in the middle to help Cripps and the kids

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 11/12/2018 at 18:23

    Docs role will be shared between newman and williamson.

    Simmo will do his thing from the other pocket.

ConcernedViewer · 11/12/2018 at 17:52

What's with all the spam links? Is somebody paying for that as advertising?

    Lekdog · 12/12/2018 at 21:16

    Trying to deal with this mate!

Rabbits16 · 11/12/2018 at 19:08

Docherty out for the season AGAIN i hear?

NotATroll · 12/12/2018 at 16:26

I'm considering Grundy/Mumford with rk/fwd bench. did any teams sign up a mature aged ruck/fwd or a rookie ruck likely to get a game?
If a player was 123k in 2018 and only played 2 games averaging 50 what would be his likely price in 2019?
How cheap will Candy-Calf Harley be? I hear that he's doing well?
Tom Williamson played 15 games in 2017 averaging 50 and then missed last year with a back injury will he be less than 250k?
I Carlton Tragic said that Tom Bugg is in the mix for a major defensive role now is he worth a look?

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/12/2018 at 19:39

    $190k

      NotATroll · 12/12/2018 at 19:50

      Thank you. I deduce that 190k is the price for the 2 gamer? De Koning actually only aved 40 (58vDogs 21vCrows) if he keeps his ruck/fwd status he might be worth buying?

        Ralph · 13/12/2018 at 09:43

        Williamson is $190k bud ๐Ÿ™‚

Toby · 12/12/2018 at 19:10

Danger the muppet may be most owned but I for a FACT will be second most owned. Brown low for me this year. B&F, Premiership, Coleman to name the rest. Wot more do ya want. Way too easy for me! Don't pick me at your peril MF!

JAMES SICILY · 12/12/2018 at 19:12

SC is open flogs

    Dice_real · 13/12/2018 at 09:31

    good on ya loser

      Rabbits16 · 13/12/2018 at 13:51

      its open. little white link above 2018 team

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/12/2018 at 21:11

Man that is tough.
Anyone you want is over $550k
Chews up the salary quick smart.
Danger, titch, grundy $2M.

Not sure about def rooks.
Might have to go pretty deep there.

Rooks ok in mid.
Leaning towards 1 less mid.

First look. Gonna need to get creative. ๐Ÿค”

    gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 09:20

    It sure is gunna test the nerves on which way to go this season

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 15:36

      Bit of a bugger hind is mid only
      Was gonna use him as a def cash cow.

      First draft.
      4 – 4 – 1 – 4

      4 premo mids only as looks like best rooks are mids.

      Going with the lads I missed out on last year.
      Grundy and mccrae.

Nathan · 12/12/2018 at 22:14

Anybody else who had supercoach gold last year that can't access 2019 team picker?

    Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 00:00

    Apparently I had a 12-weeks FREE trial of supercoach stats last year and not SC gold. Rupert must have been drunk to be giving away 12 weeks for free.

    Russty_ · 13/12/2018 at 02:16

    Have you paid for the full subscription this year?

      Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 11:27

      for 2018 I think so but not sure. I can't believe that I'd get 12 weeks for free but maybe I did. Oh well looks like I'll have to wait like the rest of the plebs

        gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 11:44

        I had SC Gold last year and cancelled it when the season ended…. I renewed 2 days ago and can pick a team now

          Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 12:15

          Thanks gator I'll try that.

          Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 13:46

          I don't even see an option for supercoach gold only supercoach stats and when I click that it tries to sign me up for a Digital Membership with weekly charges for 12-months! Screw supercoach I'll play AFL Fantasy this year instead

            gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 16:53

            Is there any small white writing above the defenders of your 2018 side…. That's where it should be and click on where it says 2019 Team Picker

              Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 20:28

              Thanks Gator I had that all in footy pass thing last year and the 12-weeks free was part of that. My team was so far behind and I'd burned so many trades I obviously didn't see the point in paying another $20 for 11-weeks of SC gold. Dumb move on my part the early access is worth the $20.
              Oh well usually my first 300 drafts before it opens for plebs are crap anyway

Russty_ · 13/12/2018 at 01:07

What's with all this red lettered spam?…why can't it be deleted and blocked immediately?…come on guys, it's your site, you must have control over this kind of crap.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 14:04

    As it goes
    I see red, i see red , i see red ….

      neil demons delight · 13/12/2018 at 14:35

      and BLUE

        gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 16:47

        Black and White

          neil demons delight · 13/12/2018 at 17:11

          pies now gator

            gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 17:38

            May as well,, I couldn't do any worse surely

    JAMES SICILY · 13/12/2018 at 21:40

    Make your own site if you're not satisfied pal.

      Russty_ · 14/12/2018 at 21:44

      Don't need to make my own site PAL, this is my site…sounds like you condone the unwanted spam somehow.

    Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:12

    If the filters don't pick it up it needs to be reported…it's different IP's everytime which makes it hard too!

      Russty_ · 14/12/2018 at 21:45

      It's obviously someone trying to sabotage the site and damage it before the season's even started Lek..there are ways to block people with VPN's, you should look into it mate.

BrownlowBoy · 13/12/2018 at 08:34

338226

Big bash league code.

    hedski · 13/12/2018 at 11:57

    I'm in BB.

    neil demons delight · 13/12/2018 at 13:57

    Just joined thanks Brownlow b

      dontblushbaby · 13/12/2018 at 19:32

      I'm in BB

    Russty_ · 15/12/2018 at 22:32

    Joined BB thanks mate.

gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 09:18

BBL League for anyone that's interested… only 2 spots left … Jocks Battlers.. Code is 200998…. so jump in if you want

    hedski · 13/12/2018 at 11:56

    Just jumped in Gator.

      gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 12:27

      good stuff Hedski

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 22:20

    tossing up between Qadir and Turner for rd 1.

    thoughts?

      gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 22:26

      Don't know much about Qadir… I've had him in and out, but in atm with Turner

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 22:31

        reading about him seems next big thing

        a wrong un that is so wrong its right

        but turner can also bat

Josh · 13/12/2018 at 12:17

Anyone filling spots in ca$h leagues? trying to find a few to jump in.. got about 5 vacant leagues. Cheers, email me [email protected] … with how much, any proof of prior leagues and how well they ran too would go into consideration

Rabbits16 · 13/12/2018 at 13:52

2019 team picker is live yiiiiew

Northernsoul74 · 13/12/2018 at 14:58

VFL star Gibbons invited to train with Carlton.

    Northernsoul74 · 13/12/2018 at 15:02

    And Bewley ajready inpressing at Freo.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 15:40

    Funky. <img class="emoji" draggable="false" alt="" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f64a.svg"&gt;

    no goodies fans out there?

      Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:11

      Used to have a Goodies shirt I'd rock everywhere!

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/12/2018 at 21:21

        Good man lek

        Knew i could count on you

    Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 20:23

    If the blues give him a go he'll be bottom price and sure to play, best rookie cash cow available

Rick Grimes · 13/12/2018 at 17:28

Anyone interested in Hanners? $326k.

    gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 17:43

    Believe it or not I'm contemplating on picking him…. And I stress only contemplating !!!!

      Northernsoul74 · 13/12/2018 at 18:57

      I think at that price everyone should at least contemplate.

        dontblushbaby · 13/12/2018 at 19:10

        A yes for me , he falls in the , if it goes bad he can be a downgraded to a Rookie who starts well after R2 that I don't have or at best someone that makes heaps of $ for an upgrade if required

    neil demons delight · 13/12/2018 at 19:18

    He will definitely be in saints best 22 so it's a yes

    Nathan · 13/12/2018 at 20:20

    See how he goes in the JLT Rick being at the saints he's sure to be back on the grog so could be a 100+ player again

      Rick Grimes · 14/12/2018 at 12:21

      That was my first thought. New club, few xmas/ny parties to get a skinfull. There were signs of him improving at the end of last season and he should hopefully have a full pre-season on and off the field. Reckon theres a lot of upside.

    Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:11

    A lot of people comparing him to Libba…both have risks…I'll likely go guns n rookies in the mids

      Northernsoul74 · 14/12/2018 at 09:53

      Libba flying in training.

gator59 · 13/12/2018 at 17:51

Just nick off with this crap!!!

dontblushbaby · 13/12/2018 at 19:26

The Rucks – set and forget with Grundy & Gawn is a lot of $ , if you were to pick 1 who would it be ? and who would be your other choice ? Is Mummy an option at 320k ?

    Ralph · 13/12/2018 at 19:49

    Grundy. Mummy is an option if you have another cheap R3 that will play the first 2 rounds. Maybe look at Nank or Witts? Possibly even Big Boy

      dontblushbaby · 13/12/2018 at 20:05

      R3 will be my loop option , at this stage he is B.Williams – WCE Ruck/Fwd

    Whitey · 13/12/2018 at 21:51

    If you have Westoff as a fed you can swap him in for Mummy in the first two rounds. Just not sure how Lycett will affect his scoring.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/12/2018 at 22:22

    got grundy / niasmith at R2 in draft 1

Whitey · 13/12/2018 at 21:40

Will Lycett affect Westoff scoring. Can't remember if he scored better when he went into the ruck or when he was floating around the ground. Cheers, great to be back.

    Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:10

    I reckon it will have a slight knock on his scoring if they still get Ryder in there sometimes…gut says he'll play forward though…someone can do the actual maths for us though I'm sure!

      Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:14

      Not sure why the site thinks I have two accounts either!

WTFoxtrot_58 · 14/12/2018 at 04:21

Draft number 1
4x4x2x4 hopefully.
All rookies subject to negotiation.

Defenders
Jake Lloyd $608,200
Rory Laird $587,600
James Sicily $570,400
Lachie Whitfield $542,100
Harrison Wigg $102,400
Guy Walker $102,400

Anton Tohill $102,400
Harry Reynolds $102,400

Midfielders
Tom Mitchell $700,800
Jack Macrae $689,700
Patrick Cripps $648,200
Clayton Oliver $622,600
Will Setterfield $144,900
Brett Bewley $117,300
Tobe Watson $102,400
Brodie Riach $102,400

Matthew Owies $102,400
Red Og Murphy $102,400
Kai Pudney $102,400

Rucks
Brodie Grundy $708,200
Shane Mumford $320,200

Blake Schlensog $102,400

Forwards

Patrick Dangerfield $660,500
Devon Smith $531,300
Isaac Heeney $529,200
Rory Lobb $411,600
Ned McHenry $139,800
Samuel Wicks $102,400

Shane McAdam $123,900
Tom Wilkinson $102,400

    Lekdog · 14/12/2018 at 09:09

    The Mummy!

    gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 10:52

    12 rookies @ $102k won't cut the mustard.. so it's back to the drawing board I think WTF

    Rick · 14/12/2018 at 12:40

    Downgrade Lobb and Sicily, and upgrade Mumford to Gawn

    ToughBretts · 14/12/2018 at 18:05

    Even if they're just placeholders, you should fill your bench with 117k rookies at the absolute cheapest. Very unrealistic to have so many 102k'ers

Northernsoul74 · 14/12/2018 at 09:56

Huge outlay in defence.

neil demons delight · 14/12/2018 at 11:06

Getting a bit jack of seeing Derek beating me 2482 to 2267 in the granny and being reminded of no trades and 84k sitting there .Can I get into the picker if I didn't have gold. and can I delete Derek's constant reminder NDD

    gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 11:43

    I'm pretty sure you need gold to get the team picker neil… One way to silence derek is beat him in the granny

      neil demons delight · 14/12/2018 at 12:24

      I wish I could have but was tradeless with a lot that wouldn't get a game at StKilda. on field. Worth noting tho Gator how far we slipped at the end .Derek was ok with trades

        gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 14:02

        We slipped pretty badly

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 14:47

    If you subscribe to heraldsun you'll get access to the team picker. That's what they told me but I subscribed last year for the free foxtel footy deal. If i'd just gone with supercoach gold and not subscribed I would have access to the team picker now.
    This means that a subscription that includes all of the SC Gold features doesn't include the most important one.
    My advice is to never subscribe to HS if you want early access to the team picker without subscribing again.

    Derek · 15/12/2018 at 15:43

    The old ‘no trades left problem’. I went into this years GF’s with no trades as well. You look back on season and wonder where they all went.

      NEIL demons delight · 15/12/2018 at 16:01

      Decent score 2482 Derek How many on field rooks did you have. Iwell look at your team unfortunately I still have it

    Lazza · 16/12/2018 at 09:54

    Hey Neil,
    If you wander over to Supercoach Talk they have a team picker you can download … just don’t stay there too long.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas..

      Ted · 16/12/2018 at 10:47

      Thanks for that Lazza there's heaps of good supercoach stuff at that site

Rick Grimes · 14/12/2018 at 12:44

Toby Greene. I have never owned him. If he's fit, looks bloody cheap.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:50

    Thinking about it, if he is playing round one, he will be my F3.

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:34

    Toby for under 400k is that supercoach porn?

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/12/2018 at 14:14

Surely its worth taking a gamble on a harley ride?

IF he completes a full preseason be a monty for a spot in the midfield? At the very least on your bench?

$167k outlay – R.O.I is [email protected]

    Rick Grimes · 14/12/2018 at 14:41

    If he gets anywhere near the pitch. I'd wait and see him play two games first. But yes, crazy value for what we know he's capable of.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/12/2018 at 17:09

      Could even be the capt loop if he doesn't play first up. ๐Ÿ˜

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:31

    I'll have him on the bench in every lineup until teams are announced for round 1. If he doesn't play I'll swap him for a rookie who is and maybe increase my kitty

    $eeker · 15/12/2018 at 10:13

    Ummm, how is Russty's post racist? Where does it mention the colour of his skin?
    Thosel tendencies are all characteristics HB has displayed over the course of his career, nothing to do with the colour of his skin.
    Sicily is a flog too for different reasons… is that a racist comment too?

    NEIL demons delight · 15/12/2018 at 12:47

    I enjoy your comments Nathan but you are way off with Russtys view on H B. Not the first time he has been misrepresented.

      Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 00:30

      Hey Neil, not sure why this guy has it in for me but I can guess who he really is, that being said…I have Bennell in my team and am hoping he's put all his past behind him and has a great year.

    Skindog · 15/12/2018 at 14:13

    Dont think Rusty was being racist, just being honest, this clown is always in the sh#t,

    Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 00:22

    Gee Nathan, you sound like someone from last season, who got banned for trying to encourage someone towards suicide, that same person also accused me of being a racist…I wonder if you are in fact SC 66?…probably, otherwise, why would you have a pre-existing problem with me?…pretty obvious mate.
    To the other blokes who defended me…thanks fellas, you're stand up guys…I have no problem with anyone's race.

gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 14:42

Here goes with # 1 of 10 million

Def… LLoyd, Sicily, Whitfield, Z. Williams, Francis,, Rookiex3

Mid… Cripps, Oliver , Fyfe, J.Kelly, Hanners, Libba, Bennell, Setterfield,,, Rookies x3

Rucks… Gawn, Naismith, 1xrook

Fwds… Danger, Dunkley, Spitter, Daniher… Rookies x4

    JohnDJ59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:02

    Hi gator59 I raise you. Def : Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Francis, Rookies x4 Mid: Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglo, Crouch, Rookies x6 Rucks: Gawn, Martin, Fwds: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Rookies x5.

      gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:26

      Hi JD.. Your squad looks good… Mine is not set .. I still have a lot of tinkering to do yet

        JohnDJ59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:34

        Hi gator59, never is set until the start of the season. I did have Grundy and Gawn for a while, but just couldn't afford it, also thinking about Green at F3 instead of Heeney at the start, hopefully Green will go up in price, then I can upgrade him to Heeney later on.

          gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:37

          I think everyone would love the 2G's as set and forget rucks, But how do you justify the price

            JohnDJ59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:46

            That is so true gator, better to just have one and then upgrade R2 later on in the year. I had Gawn and Nank to start with last year, then upgraded Nank to Grundy in round 9.

            neil demons delight · 14/12/2018 at 16:35

            I John's case it's GRUNDY for MARTIN and OLIVER or Fyfe for a Hannabery and IN yours GAT its GRUNDY for NAISMTH and the same OLIVER/FYFE for ZEIBELL really its both your ruck choices vs one of OLIVER/FYFE. Pretty sure JOHN follows the dees. so Gawn will play .Pruess wont influence my choice as he will be at CASEY GOOD LUCK to you both early days

              JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 21:36

              Hi Neil, I had a look at my side and to get Grundy to replace Martin, I would have to either replace Crouch for Hanners, or I can downgrade Francis to a rookie and Heeney to Green.So if I go with the GG tag team, I would probably go with the latter, since I am loath to change my top 5 mids.

                Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 21:55

                Hey John, Hanners is looking allright mate, fit and firing, no injuries as in the last 2 years, If you could start with Gawn and Grunda…for the sacrifice of B.Crouch, I'd do it..he's only really good for 100 av or so…hanners could go better than that if he digs his new home and is fit.
                If Hanners goes well he could make you 200 K or so.

                  JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 22:05

                  Hi Russty, I should have put a M in front of the Crouch.I am really determined to stick with my top 5 mids this year, no mucking around, if I was able to get Hanners at M6 ,I'd do it.

                    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 22:06

                    Oh yeah Matt…fair enough mate.

                    JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 22:35

                    I tried out my team with the two Gs in it, what do you think ? Def: Lioyd, Laird, Williams, Williamson, Collins, Scrimshaw,( 2 Rookies). Mids: Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Cogs, M.Crouch, Constable. Bewley, Hind,( 3 Rookies). Rucks: Grundy, Gawn,( Fort). Def: Danger Smith, Green, Rankine, Setterfield, Corbert, (Parker, Cavarra). Just about a guns and rookies team, not counting Williams and Green.

                    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 22:45

                    Hey mate, good in theory but I'd be a bit worried about playing 3 rookies on each line for the sake of the 2 big rucks, it's a very risky strategy but if it works , could be gold, I'm gonna opt for Grundy and someone else, and a few more midpricers, and no more than 2 rookies on a line except for the fwd line, but that could still change too.
                    3 rookies on any line is extremely risky…I think.

                    JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 23:23

                    Hi Russty, I mainly put that up to show how difficult it is going to be to have both Grundy and Gawn. I don't really have a problem with 3 rookies on each line, it's just being able to get enough of them to be able to do it. I also tried it with only two rookies in def and Mid and the only way I could do it was with a Grundy/mid pricer ruck and to only have four gun mids and I really don't want to do that, but I guess if it comes to that, I'll just have to grin and bear it.

                    JohnDJ59 · 18/12/2018 at 00:12

                    Hi Russty, this is my team as per your guidelines. Def: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Francis, Williamson, Collins, (2 rookies). Mids: Titch, Oliver, Fyfe, Cogs, Hanners, Liberatore, Constable, Bewley,(3 rookies). Rucks: Grundy, Nank, (Fort). Fwds: Danger, Smith, Green, Rankine, Setterfield, Corbert, (Parker, Cavarra). So Premos: 2,4,1,2 Mid Pricers: 2,2,1,1 Rookies: 2,2,0,3. I'm counting a premo as $550,000+ and Rookies as under $250,000 and the mid pricers as in between the two.

                    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 03:08

                    Don't mind that side JDJ..it's a good solid start.

                    Russty_ · 25/12/2018 at 21:52

                    Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:33

    I love your faith in candy-calves Harley, I hope he plays a full season at his absolute best the man is a football genius

    JohnDJ59 · 15/12/2018 at 16:26

    Naismith as R2 is interesting, could make some cash and free up cash for the other lines at the same time, worth thinking about.

    Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 00:14

    Like you said mate, early days, over 3 months until kickoff…I picked a team with the picker and it looks very average…lol, many changes to come.

    JAMES SICILY · 18/12/2018 at 15:51

    Obviously just plays for leagues. Pointless.

      Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 23:07

      Is that you SC-SICILY66?…How coincidental you would post right after Wow with a derogatory comment towards a long time regular poster. Very familiar.
      Can't keep a good VPN down I guess ay or did you you change providers so you could get back in here and skirt your ban?…may as well post under your old name if your VPN is that good, then you could start providing solid supercoach advice again, like how to run out of trades with 6 rounds to go.

        JAMES SICILY · 20/12/2018 at 14:51

        What is this VPN you speak of? You are one paranoid parrot rusty dog! Keep it SC related aye. Thanks cobba

neil demons delight · 14/12/2018 at 14:58

I like your bookends Gat .For what s worth I would have Laird for LLoyd. You need Grundy no doubt.which means one less mid ANY of Kelly cripps or Fyfe Can't have them all.

    gator59 · 14/12/2018 at 15:27

    A lot of tinkering to do yet neil

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:42

    Laird ave l/y 108, high score 137round 1, Low score 76, only 7 times below 100 (3 in last 6 rounds)
    Lloyd ave l/y 112, high score 173round 9, Low score 71, only 8 times below 100 (but 6 were in the 1st 7rounds)

ToughBretts · 14/12/2018 at 17:45

First crack at the new year – exciting.
Harris averaged 107 through the guts of last season til he had his eggs scrambled, think he gets back to that standard. Still only just turned 22 years old.
Happy to explain any selection questions about my team or my real team (Brisbane)
Def: Laird, Sicily, H. Andrews, Williams, Williamson, C. Cox (Scrimshaw, Wigg)

Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Neale, Yeo, Zerrett, Stocker, Constable, Valente (Smith, West, Haydon)

Ruc: Grundy, Mumford (Schlensog Ruc/FWD)

Fwd: Danger, Dunkley, Greene, Vardy (Ruc/FWD), Cockatoo, Setterfield (McAdam, Cavarra)

Vardy to cover the first few weeks with Mumford out – with Lycett gone he could average 75-odd at 306k and provide ruck cover if none of the cheap Rucks play for an R3 spot.

    Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:29

    1 too many rookie mids on field for my liking. I don't think stocker will score well just look at Paddy Dow from last year ave 56 at bye and finished with 59. Stocker isn't as good as Dow was and stocker will be conceding opportunities to the #1 pick and setterfield as well. I'd have a look at your 3,4,5 and 6's on other lines and find a way of turning Stocker into Tmitch
    Harris is a great call I'm 100% with you on that. How much is he?

      Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 22:01

      Also, if Funky (ask Trigga) gets a gig Stocker will play VFL for a few weeks

      Randomcliche2 · 16/12/2018 at 15:38

      $480K, Interesting, very interesting.

Blaknight · 14/12/2018 at 18:12

Here is version 1.0.

Kinda like the structure of my lines but the ruck line scares me a little. Martin has done me well over the last 2 seasons and will be a great POD. Do I drop a super premium in my DEF or FWD to get a Gawn or Grundy or look at them for a Naismith as my first upgrade?

Defenders

Jake Lloyd $608,200
Rory Laird $587,600
Nic Newman $394,100
Brodie Smith $332,500
Tom Williamson $189,500
Jack Scrimshaw $149,800

Sam Collins $188,900
Noah Answerth $117,300

Midfielders

Patrick Cripps $648,200
Nat Fyfe $618,100
Lachie Neale $607,300
Elliot Yeo $585,500
Zach Merrett $544,800
Brad Crouch $418,000
Ely Smith $117,300
Irving Mosquito $117,300

Charlie Constable $123,900
Tobe Watson $102,400
Brodie Riach $102,400

Rucks

Stefan Martin $573,700
Sam Naismith $251,400

Darcy Fort $117,300

Forwards

Patrick Dangerfield $660,500
Toby McLean $514,000
Michael Walters $476,800
Toby Greene $354,600
Will Setterfield $144,900
Connor McFadyen $117,300

Kieran Strachan $118,900
Jordon Butts $102,400

    ToughBretts · 14/12/2018 at 18:19

    I think the no-brainer edit would be Michael Walters down to Rankine/Cockatoo to free some cash, and then get Grundy. Maybe Crouch becomes Miles if you're trying to go up from Naismith.

      Blaknight · 14/12/2018 at 18:35

      Walters screwed me last year. Honestly don't know why I picked him once more. He'll be replaced.

      If Grundy didn't have a top knot he would have been 1st selected. I really think that Naismith can make some cash. Also considering Mumford and playing the Ruck / Fwd swing till round 3.

      So many options this year…

    Blaknight · 14/12/2018 at 20:27

    Thinking of swapping Walters for Lobb and Naismith for Mumford then trade Mumford when he hits $500k to a Gawn / Grundy when they drop to $500k. Thinking this will happen around the byes. Lobb will be my ruck cover for round 1 & 2 whilst Mumford is in his ban. Will change R3 to the WCE Ruck/Fwd took.

    I really think Martin will avg 110 to 120

      Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:08

      Last year Max started at 503k at the bye he was 611k
      Last year Grundy started at 534k at the bye he was 631k
      You probably need to start one of them.
      Last year steph averaged 20 less than Max and 25 less than Grundy that would add up to 300 points at the bye

        Blaknight · 14/12/2018 at 21:32

        Thanks for the input. Your comments are valued. Do you think that both can back up 2018.

          Ralph · 14/12/2018 at 21:43

          I think the general consensus is that Grundy will back up being the sole ruck but a lot of people are concerned about Gawn due to the arrival of Preuss at the Dees. You could look at Walters to Daniher and Brodie Smith to Miles/Ellis from GC (I forgot which one has mid/def DPP) and that might get you enough to go Naismith to Grundy?

          Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:57

          I have concerns about Max because a few teams offered Pruess an opportunity at senior level so Melbourne must have done the same. Even if he plays the Yanky Cox role that will still take 10+ points off Max who plays a very different game to Grundy

Northernsoul74 · 14/12/2018 at 18:53

Why do people think Scrimshaw is a lock for the Hawks? Couldn’t break into a GC team, didn’t do much in their reserves either.

    ToughBretts · 14/12/2018 at 19:29

    High draft pick, good skills, and has had 30+ disposal games in reserves as a defender.
    Battled a concussion and fractured cheekbone last year in the middle part of the year so who's to say where he stood within the club.

      Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:15

      Who do you see replacing at Hawthorn? Don't say Burton

        ToughBretts · 14/12/2018 at 21:20

        Hard to say, I would assume that there aren't many "locks" in the back-six for Hawthorn. I'd rather play a young Scrimshaw with a high ceiling over Duryea, but it's more likely that it will be a re-shuffle position-wise than someone getting dropped. Schoenmakers and Mirra both wouldn't be in my side ahead of someone with his draft pedigree and potential.

          BrownlowBoy · 15/12/2018 at 10:18

          Duryea isn't at the Hawks anymore.

          Birch still has to come back into that backline as well.

Nathan · 14/12/2018 at 21:19

Although I'm envious of you blokes with the early team picker (this is my first year in 4 without it) reading the posted teams, prices and comments here is making up for it. As long as people keep posting teams I get an idea of my own lineup, sadly for you blokes even without the team picker my squad is better than most already posted ๐Ÿ™‚

Rick Grimes · 15/12/2018 at 06:33

Already guilty of breaking my rules.

I must not pick mid pricers. Repeat 20 times.

    Keenbutcluelesd · 15/12/2018 at 13:50

    Too difficult this time of the year. On the AFL website they have their guess of each team’s starting 22. When you look at it, it’s hard not to conclude that it’s going to be ridiculously hard to get 15 rookies that will play. It’s been the same each year! So I do start to look at the midpricers now. You might get of a few as rookies emerge, but there is a few that you get so wedded too, they never leave your side. I am sort of Glad I don’t have a picker!

Phil · 15/12/2018 at 08:40

3 most underpriced players all play for the same team and in 3 different positions. Anyone know if the cheap people can pick a team somehow?

P.S the team is GWS

    Randomcliche2 · 16/12/2018 at 15:30

    Most underpriced will be the good rookies, not injury prone midpricers.

BrownlowBoy · 15/12/2018 at 10:21

So many mid pricers that are tempting, but the question is – how many is too many?

Libba, Crouch, Greene, Newman to name a few.

Also my personal view is it would be foolish to not start Grundy, especially with these new rules.

    JohnDJ59 · 15/12/2018 at 13:51

    Only looking at Williams, Francis and Green as far as mid priced players go this year, the rest will be guns and rookies.

      skindog · 15/12/2018 at 14:22

      Some are tempting, but i rarely go mid prices, could be a change in store

Derek · 15/12/2018 at 15:56

A Hall? Has anyone even thought of him for $389k?

    Skindog · 15/12/2018 at 16:02

    Yoo injury prone for mine, and woudl need to score well to make tou enough coin, always a burn, but thats just me mate??

    Randomcliche2 · 16/12/2018 at 15:20

    Yep, could be a very good pick, did seem to be one of the few who could bad some points back in the Garry dayz.

skindog · 15/12/2018 at 16:03

Those words are Too and Would, my bad lol

skindog · 15/12/2018 at 16:04

oh f#@k me, one more, You,,,, haha

Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 00:42

Hi Guys, Gals and all those in between, I've started a Big Bash League called Basherama Jocklads 804295…..for anyone who wants to partake. Missed out on Gator's League but got into Brownlow Boy's one, hope anyone who's interested will jump onboard, there's only 13 places total so may the quickest ones in, win, cheers guys hope it'll be a lot of fun, I have no idea what I'm doing cause it's my first attempt but am trying to research a bit to find out what it's all about.
Good luck to all and hopefully we can fill the league with JR regulars ๐Ÿ™‚

    NEIL demons delight · 16/12/2018 at 09:45

    Hi Russty Trust you to name the league after your club.I am .In mate .The first year is tough.I did ok middle ranking but didn't know about the captain and double rounds until too late. Do your home work now. I have all my potential trades for the whole year done already. You have to look way down the track when trading not just next week .Also the captain should always be someone who plays twice not always your best players. Keep an eye open at the start for rookies that will make money and play Edwards is perfect e.g. plays twice early and will bat high.There's a lot to it mate but lots of fun Impinges on the footy late and you find yourself runnlng two games No renos mate hope you finished good luck with it Russty NDD

      Russty_ · 16/12/2018 at 18:14

      Cheers Fellas!…Herald Sun has some news info on the BBL players , not sure if you need gold or not but there is info there about players and some of the up and coming rookies, good luck everyone.
      Thanks for that Neil, sounds complicated mate..got a lot of the renos done mate, still lots of painting to do though ๐Ÿ™‚
      I'm not really expecting much of a result this year mate but thanks for the advice bud.

      Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 17:31

      Hey Neil, would you say batsmen or bowlers score points in any given game?…would it be better to go with more spinners than pacemen and do you need a high priced wicket keeper?…cheers mate

        neil demonsdelight · 17/12/2018 at 21:02

        put it this way Russty I would have a bowler over a batsman as captain—- TYE over LYNNE — Spinners have really came on last few years but no I have more pacemen Carey is not only a top keeper but in the best 3 bats so try to get him in. also he has the double early good luck buddy NDD

          Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 21:08

          Thanks Neil, I meant to say do they score more points but i think you know what I meant…I have Carey so happy with that! ๐Ÿ™‚
          Allrounders would be the go wouldn't they?….cause a Bowler only gets a few overs but if they don't take wickets it'd be handy if they can get a few runs. 25 points per wicket is nice though.

    hedski · 16/12/2018 at 10:31

    Gday Russty, hope ya had a good off season bud. I've jumped in your league, haven't had time to do any research so will be flying blind, hopefully I can work out a few rookies before it starts up!

    JEL · 16/12/2018 at 10:55

    I'm onboard, this is a whole new ball game.

    Byes, double headers, rookies, who are the potential cash cows, the list of new things to mull over is endless!!

      dontblushbaby · 16/12/2018 at 11:17

      I'm in Russty

    gator59 · 16/12/2018 at 11:24

    Sorry you missed out on my league rusty.. I have jumped into yours .. cheers mate

    Nuggety · 16/12/2018 at 12:21

    Im in cheers mate!

    skindog · 19/12/2018 at 18:12

    Jumped on mate if thats alright?

      Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 18:17

      Great stuff Skindog, leagues almost full..hopefully a few more will jump on.

        skindog · 19/12/2018 at 18:23

        Cheers mate

    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 22:54

    Got 2 places left in the League, if no one enters I might invite Warney and Isa Guha, does anyone know when the head to head starts?

      skindog · 20/12/2018 at 13:51

      Is it like AFL SC Rusty? 2-3 weeks in???

    Russty_ · 20/12/2018 at 19:04

    haha you're funny, you sound bitter and twisted SC- SICILY66…is that cause you didn't get an invite?
    What do you love doing…posting hateful comments on here?…everyone knows who you are.

NEIL demons delight · 16/12/2018 at 10:52

For those like me without GOLD and no picker fear not–go to Supercoach Talk and in the coaches box to the right go to HUTTABITO their version of OLD OCKER and download Absolutely brilliant stuff Maybe someone with better skills can put the link up cheers NDD

dontblushbaby · 16/12/2018 at 12:21

Hawks fans , any news on G.Birchall ,has he been in full training ?

    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 15:41

    Hi DBB, saw this on the AFL Website if this helps…cheers.

    HAWTHORN

    Four-time premiership Hawk Grant Birchall hasn’t been able to take a trick over the past two seasons. But the 30-year-old is on track for a Round 1 berth, after undergoing a modified program to right his troublesome right knee.

gator59 · 16/12/2018 at 12:26

http://supercoachtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018

    NEIL demons delight · 16/12/2018 at 13:00

    Thanks Gat didn't know you were so tech savvy.It's a bonus until us poor people get gold

      gator59 · 16/12/2018 at 16:34

      Cheers mate

    Defying_Madness · 17/12/2018 at 03:53

    Great stuff

hedski · 16/12/2018 at 13:13

Gday fellas, i hope everyone had a good off season. Finally had a chance to listen to the pod and have a crack at the team builder, looks like it will be tough coming up with a well balanced starting squad.
Anyway here's a quick V.1.

Llyod, Sicily, Williams (Wigg)
Smith, Collins, Hore (Watson)

Titch, Macrae, Cripps (Constable)
Oliver, B.Crouch, Setterfield (Atkins)
Bewley, Hind (Brayshaw-W.C.)

Grundy, Longer (Fort)

Danger, Smith, Dunkley (Corbett)
Greene, Rankine, McAdam (Ling)

Have looked at Mummy/Naismith as R2 but with Hickey gone Longer should ruck solo and make some cash to upgrade.
Smith, Crouch and Greene are iffy but that's what this time of year is for.
Cheers lads.

    Rick Grimes · 16/12/2018 at 16:20

    Billy Longer is tempting. Solo ruck, should be good for 90 ave. Plenty of cash to be made there.

      hedski · 16/12/2018 at 16:29

      $10k more than Naismith who has Sinclair to compete with and coming back from a knee.

        Rick Grimes · 16/12/2018 at 18:03

        Yea I looked at Naismith. Not sure he even starts.

          hedski · 16/12/2018 at 18:15

          Agreed, would be nice to bang Max in and set and forget, would take a lot of trimming in other areas.

    neil demonsdelight · 16/12/2018 at 18:22

    big maxy said his hardest opponents were Grundy and Longer. Not for me though

    JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 10:45

    Hi hedski, the team builder has been handy for me. I have put together three teams, with the rucks as the center piece. 1st one has Grundy and Gawn and is pure guns and rookies, the 2nd one has Gawn and Martin which is mainly guns and rookies, but the rookies are higher priced ones and the 3rd one has Martin and Nank and is my mid price players leaning team. As the season gets closer I will use these three teams as my benchmark.

      hedski · 17/12/2018 at 17:40

      Sounds like a good plan John, I haven't had much time to play around yet but will do something similar over the next few weeks.

        JohnDJ59 · 17/12/2018 at 18:39

        Hi hedski, I've now added a Grundy and Nank team since I can't see the pure guns and rookies team of Grundy and Gawn getting a start, unless all the rookies I like get a call up in round one.So at least this way I can still have a realistic option with Grundy in the side.

    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 13:51

    Giday Hed, nice first squad there mate, I did mine too, not posting it yet cause it's changing everyday haha, but I went a bit cheaper in the backline, heavier in the mids and am thinking of the big Kreuz to go alongside Grundy, like your rookie selections.

      Ralph · 17/12/2018 at 15:53

      I’m not sold on Kreuz. Is 30 and averages only 15 games a season and with his injury history it is a bit concerning but if he shoots out of the blocks he should make enough cash for you to trade up to the best ruckman alongside Grundy. Big risk but big reward if it manages to come off.

        Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 17:01

        Hi Ralph, yeah I hear ya he is a risk but read he's travelling pretty well at training and is injury free, that'd be the plan for sure to upgrade him to the top man if possible, if he stays fit he could get me there, not sure about Longer or Mummy though..could get stuck with longer with low scores. Mummy could be ok but he'd have to be covered for the first 2 rounds.

      Randomcliche2 · 17/12/2018 at 16:46

      Kreuzer in my team as well. Looks like there are 6 viable ruck setups with Grundy in R1: Gawn, Goldy, Nank, Kreuzer, Mumford and Longer. Lots of different price points. (I don't think martin is viable as cant' R14 switch to Gawn skipping the bye).

      hedski · 17/12/2018 at 17:34

      Cheers Russty, Kreuzer still giving me nightmares.

dontblushbaby · 16/12/2018 at 21:35

A.Miles @ 342k or Hanners @ 326k ? don't think I could go both,maybe 1 maybe neither ? Mid Pricer v Fallen Prem

    BrownlowBoy · 17/12/2018 at 09:14

    Libba at around that price

    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 13:07

    Hey DBB, Hanners has been travelling really well pre-season and seems to be injury free, I might have to suck it up this year and have a couple of saints in my side again lol, Libba's tempting too, but remember he only lasted less than a game his last comeback.

      BrownlowBoy · 18/12/2018 at 09:28

      Personally I'm not touching Hanners.

      Bloke has fallen off a cliff and looks cooked.

      Hope I'm wrong because he's been a star but I don't know if he will get back to what he once was.

        neil demonsdelight · 18/12/2018 at 12:43

        remember B B he is in an ordinary – a very ordinary team to say the least probably crap## would be closer and he was a very good player in a premiership team not a rubbish team poorly coached full of spuds .He will be that much classier than his teammates . that he warrants thought NDD

          gator59 · 18/12/2018 at 13:05

          A bit rough calling your team crap neil

            neil demonsdelight · 18/12/2018 at 18:22

            They seem to be patching things up Gat.Kent believe me is ordinary. and though Hannabery was a good player at Sydney 5yrs is a lot They needed a Kelly .Why they didn't throw the sink at Pruess I will never know. Apparently he is killing GAWN at present.-.Mccartin Membrey bruce steele are all good ordinary players. 3years wooden spoons and 3 top selections would help and another coach. The good news is they now have relevant s c players like Hannabery Coffeild and Parker . Hope they do something for yourself and Russty but I would renew your BEECH FOREST membership —- are they still called they Demons great name cheers gat NDD

    Sc_Wow · 18/12/2018 at 12:44

    Hanners at the top of the list for mid pricers for me. If his body can back to being healthy he's in.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 18/12/2018 at 14:24

    He is in mine

    Starved of opportunity ball magnet who will br close to #1 mid.

    Tick, tick, tick – locked.

Tyruddanaut · 17/12/2018 at 20:55

Best rookies from National Draft, AFL ranking points:
Def:
Marty Hore (102 AVG. State Juniors)
Noah Answerth (87 Senior AVG, 99 State juniors AVG)
Xavier Duursma (125 AVG. State Juniors) (Elevated Price)
Rest of them are pretty shocking.

Mid: (So many good ones)
Luke Foley (115 U18s, 139 State Juniors)
Luke Valente (118 U18s, 159 State Juniors)
Brett Bewley (104 Senior)
Aaron Neitschke (174 State Juniors)
Bailey Smith (125 U18s, 176 State Juniors)
Honourable Mentions: Sam Walsh (142 U18s), Will Hayes (98 Seniors), Ely Smith (122 U18s)

Ruck:
Darcy Fort (124 Senior AVG)
That's about it, Williams and Briggs not great

Fwd:
Boyd Woodcock (State Junior 155)
Lachlan Schultz (2017 Senior AVG 89)
Xavier O'Halloran (99 U18s)
Ben Cavarra (97 Senior AVG)
Not many options, as well

    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 21:10

    Cheers Ty, nice work mate.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 17/12/2018 at 21:19

    one less premo mid looks to be the go

    thanks for the validation

    dontblushbaby · 17/12/2018 at 21:32

    Great work mate., cheers

    neil demonsdelight · 17/12/2018 at 22:29

    great stuff T hore could be interesting

      gator59 · 17/12/2018 at 23:37

      A lot of food for thought there Try… Great stuff mate

    Rabbits16 · 18/12/2018 at 17:01

    xavier o'halloran is a midfielder on SC

      Tyruddanaut · 18/12/2018 at 22:39

      Yeh sorry I made the spreadsheet before the positions were revealed

derek · 17/12/2018 at 22:03

how is Dylan Robertson going this season? any saints fans

    Russty_ · 17/12/2018 at 22:10

    Hi Derek, I heard he's back training on a modified programme, and they're going to be very "safe" with him, not really sure if he'll re-appear in the starting 22 or not. He has a heart issue, not sure if he had surgery or not…I'd probably avoid.

skindog · 18/12/2018 at 16:47

Hey boys, having a play as we all are, team changers every hour, not keen on the Longer call, so might go back to set and forget RUC, thoughts???
DEF : Laird Sicily Williams Birchall Duursma Wilkie,, Answerth Hore
MID : Mitch Macrae Oliver Beams Zerret Mozzie Valente,,, Bewely Hind Foley
Ruc : Grundy Slonger,,, Sweet
FWD : Danger Gunston Wingard Greene Setterfield Parker,,,,Rankine Cavarra….

Godd_Toldstein · 18/12/2018 at 18:29

Lock me in boys! I'm looking shredded this year and managed to ship that Preuss bloke off to the demons to annoy Gawn.
120 avg coming at ya!

    Rabbits16 · 20/12/2018 at 13:40

    good point godd

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 18/12/2018 at 22:12

What am I missing?

Why is no one talking about dunk as a golden cheapie in bbl this season?

Is he injured?

    TOPHAWK1 · 18/12/2018 at 23:12

    Hi Trigga. Dunk is a very relevant in BBL 18-19. Why dont you join the State of Origin 2 league. (426117). There are two spots left. These guys are AFL Supercoach wizards and play BBL SC for down time. Cheers mate. TH

    neil demonsdelight · 18/12/2018 at 23:42

    With Maddison out he bats high up so he is very relevant trig . Been around a while but when he hits it look out.Good cash cow and will need him last 4 rounds

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/12/2018 at 07:54

      Having a look at all the teams he is not in any.

      Not that long ago he was the most expensive.

      Thought he must be injured.

      If not gotta pull the on trigga on him.
      Welcome Ben.
      Good cover for Carey rd 3.

        BrownlowBoy · 19/12/2018 at 09:01

        Cheapies like Philippe allow for cash to be spent elsewhere. Dunk was terrible last year, probably a contributing reason as to why he's not being selected.

          TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/12/2018 at 09:46

          Fair enough BB

          IM willing to put it down as a blip and fork out the extra $20k. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

            neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 10:46

            Rain and storms predicted for heat /canes game. Wouldn't go too deep there. Read an article on Dunk and they tip him to be the biggest turd.as B B said because of last year.Philippe is my pick ahead of Inglis who bats high

TOPHAWK1 · 18/12/2018 at 23:08

Anyone interested in joining a tough BBL Supercoach league? This league is suited for advanced players. There are two spots up for grabs. The league code is: 426117. (State of Origin 2) Novices need not apply.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 18/12/2018 at 23:13

    Count me in hawk.

      TOPHAWK1 · 18/12/2018 at 23:49

      Great stuff Trigga! Welcome to BBL State of Origin 2 league. Like you, AFL Supercoach is my passion but I like the BBL SC concept whilst waiting for the season proper to commence. There are some great AFL SC players in this league as well! Should be fun. Cheers mate.

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/12/2018 at 07:58

        Great minds mate.

        You know me hawk I'll give it a red hot go.

        Just did a draw analysis doesnt hurt to look ahead esp in BBL.

        Heat are going to traded more than a penny stock on wall st.

        Lets rock ….

          neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 10:59

          The previous winners all agree the trick is to have an average of 4 DGP's. so going deep with scorchers /heat could be a poor decision. I have drawn up a trade plan but by round 6 it starts to get compromised. Like A F L s c LUCK plays a huge role but research is paramount to success .Like GAWN I can't fit Short in. anyone in the same boat

            WTFoxtrot_58 · 19/12/2018 at 18:52

            Hey NDD

            I'm on the dumb side. What is a DGP?

              neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 19:09

              DOUBLE GAME PLAYERS good luck

                WTFoxtrot_58 · 19/12/2018 at 19:15

                Thanks NDD…sitting on couch with beer in hand ready to enjoy the game..good luck to you too.

    neil demonsdelight · 18/12/2018 at 23:25

    yeah count me too good to compete with you again Toppa

      TOPHAWK1 · 18/12/2018 at 23:53

      Thanks Neil! I am no cricket genius, but this BBL league should be fun. Packed with serious AFL SC coaches. Time to have some fun. Cheers mate!

        neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 00:24

        Good to test against the best Paul. Would welcome the chance to go up against them in AFL. This is a good trial but more than up to it. NDD

neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 16:12

When are the final teams announced and where to find them thx

    BrownlowBoy · 19/12/2018 at 16:27

    twitter is the easiest way. The team pages release the teams. Otherwise watch the coverage, they will usually go through the teams before the game starts.

    hedski · 19/12/2018 at 16:47

    Green dots should come up next to your players about 15 minutes before the game starts.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/12/2018 at 17:53

    Exacty my Question.

    neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 18:12

    Thanks fellas

Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 18:58

Hey BBL guys…here's the rounds for the year, hope this helps for the less clued in such as me lol

Round 1 (5 matches) – Heat, Scorchers play twice.
Round 2 (4 matches) – Strikers play twice. Heat have a bye.
Round 3 (4 matches) – Sixers, Hurricanes play twice. Strikers, Heat have a bye.
Round 4 (4 matches) – Thunder play twice. Hurricanes have a bye.
Round 5 (4 matches) – All teams play once.
Round 6 (5 matches) – Heat, Renegades play twice.
Round 7 (4 matches) – Strikers play twice. Hurricanes have a bye.
Round 8 (4 matches) – Hurricanes play twice. Strikers have a bye.
Round 9 (4 matches) – Renegades play twice. Scorchers have a bye.
Round 10 (5 matches) – Stars, Scorchers play twice.
Round 11 (5 matches) – Hurricanes, Heat, Strikers play twice. Stars have a bye.
Round 12 (4 matches) – All teams play once.
Round 13 (4 matches) – Stars play twice. Renegades have a bye.
Round 14 (2 matches) – Semi Finals.
Round 15 (1 match) – Final.

    neil demonsdelight · 19/12/2018 at 19:11

    great reference Russty

      Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 19:31

      Cheers mate, i tried looking it up on Wikipedia but those guys got it all wrong.

hedski · 19/12/2018 at 19:18

Goddammit McCullum.

    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 19:32

    Bad luck mate, I had him until yesterday but decided to drop him luckily. He was a bit impatient!

      hedski · 19/12/2018 at 19:39

      Hopefully he does something in his second game this round.

        Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 19:54

        Good chance that game could get completely washed out mate..hopefully not though.

    skindog · 19/12/2018 at 20:02

    gone

    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 22:55

    Dammit McJanet!

    BrownlowBoy · 20/12/2018 at 08:22

    McCullum and Ingram… yay me

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 19/12/2018 at 19:35

Lynnsane batting.

WTFoxtrot_58 · 19/12/2018 at 19:38

Guessing everyone has Lynn as C.

    WTFoxtrot_58 · 19/12/2018 at 19:40

    C Neser b Siddle next pill.

    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 23:17

    I'm going with Agar…kinda wishing I went with Carey now, huge score tonight.

    BrownlowBoy · 20/12/2018 at 08:21

    Willey. Should bat high in the order and bowl

      neil demonsdelight · 20/12/2018 at 11:35

      I had him as C B B but went to TYE I just think Wiiley wont bowl much TYE BERENDORF NCN AGAR MARSH and one more alludes me but all will bowl before Willey. Then he bats at 5 behind 4 top players Could regret it but that's the game mate cheers

        BrownlowBoy · 20/12/2018 at 13:54

        Personally think Willey bowls before Marsh does. He's an import, foolish to bat him that low down the order and not bowl at all. Reckon he could get the gig opening.

          gator59 · 20/12/2018 at 14:09

          Willey should open the batting and bowling…. He's done it in previous years

    neil demonsdelight · 20/12/2018 at 15:40

    guess you guys are right about WIILEY I am now second guessing my choice as captain For sure one of TYE or WILLEY

Godd_Toldstein · 19/12/2018 at 20:09

What's happening to this great page. All this talk about cricket, are you kidding me.

    skindog · 19/12/2018 at 20:20

    goneWas thinking same thing but no footy so thought id give the bbl a go, and ill get smacked,,

    neil demonsdelight · 20/12/2018 at 11:29

    Speak for yourself FLOG BBL is a great fix and much more involved than AFL If you succeed at supercoach BBL then AFL is easy. Gonna replace you with Spitta this year Only room for one FLOG in Demons Delights NDD

    Russty_ · 20/12/2018 at 22:11

    Useless at SC…speak for yourself 66. What round did you run out of trades last season 13 or 14? LOL

    Russty_ · 21/12/2018 at 00:47

    You don't really need to worry about it, why don't you start a conversation about Footy then? and fill us in with all your wisdom… Do you usually come newly into a site and start bagging what people are already doing?..just wondering…if you have something more substantial to offer to the general public, then please do.

      Godd_Toldstein · 21/12/2018 at 09:03

      No need to get aggressive mate! As I new member I was loving reading up on all the footy but it seems like there is hardly any of that going on now so I wanted to speak my mind! Good luck with your cricket Russty_
      Maybe there could be a thread for BBL

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 21/12/2018 at 11:34

        Done ๐Ÿ˜

          Russty_ · 21/12/2018 at 20:56

          Nice work Trigga, excellent stuff!

        NEIL demons delight · 21/12/2018 at 11:48

        The way it is Toddy The conversation will soon die if no one is interested. I love NRL better than any and I am sure plenty are into soccer . No one likes the real footy in Victoria so its pointless me discussing the merets of Brad Arthur but cricket is different most are into it and BBL supercoach though many are new and use it as a fix till AFL starts Join in the chorus sport

        Russty_ · 21/12/2018 at 20:56

        Wasn't being aggressive GT, just wondering what agenda you had, most people who come to a new site have a relative humility, not you though..I mean, you called yourself God, seems a bit self absorbed….wondered if you'd been here before?…thankfully to Trigga now there is a BBL thread so Footy and cricket don't have to mix, we're only tuning ourselves up for the Footy SC season which is my number 1 favourite thing.
        Maybe you should tread a little more carefully when you're stepping into new ground, you never know who's toes you might step on.

          Godd_Toldstein · 22/12/2018 at 14:56

          It's the internet fella, no one's ground! Not really enjoying the passive aggressive vibe you're sending out! If you switch the t and g in my name it might all make sense. Enjoy your holidays Russty_

            Russty_ · 22/12/2018 at 20:28

            Mate, if you choose to label me as aggressive or passive agressive, that's your perception as an amateur psychologist, not necessarily how it is, I'm neither of those things and really, for you to judge what kind of mood someone is in by typed text, that's just ridiculous.
            Maybe don't go labeling or accusing people of something that's not true, because that's very aggressive.
            If you're receiving "vibes" in your mind, why don't you psycho-analyze yourself.
            Enjoy your Holidays Godd

              SW Rooster XXX · 22/12/2018 at 20:56

              Do you ever shut the fuk up? Put a sock in it MF. Too much sand in your vagina. Cheers.

                Russty_ · 22/12/2018 at 21:07

                No, I never shut up MF, so suck it up or FK off. You just made me want to make more comments…thanks for that.. enjoy!

                  SW Rooster XXX · 22/12/2018 at 21:38

                  It's your life, very sad.

                    Russty_ · 23/12/2018 at 04:38

                    Yeah yeah…haters gonna hate, have fun with that…just makes you look like a loser.

AuroraBorealis?! · 19/12/2018 at 21:04

I forgot that the BBL was starting tonight and i left a placeholder cheapie (who's not gonna get a game) on the field who is now locked into my side. RIP my rd 1 score

    skindog · 19/12/2018 at 21:57

    shit mate, bad luck, cant be any worse than me,,
    first time and dont follow it much anymore, but gonna get back into it,,

    Russty_ · 19/12/2018 at 22:50

    Hey AB, you'll still get the lowest score of your 2 bench players, hopefully they both do ok for ya.

BrownlowBoy · 20/12/2018 at 18:55

Willey listed to come in at 7…

Surprised me that's for sure. He opens in other competitions around the world.

Guess Tye seems the logical C selection now!

Russty_ · 20/12/2018 at 20:10

Hey Trigga, my league's showing your BBL team as incomplete, just thought I'd let you know.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 20/12/2018 at 21:46

    Thanks rust.

    I had green on the bench but didnt get a gig tonight.

    So traded him just not sure who takes his spot?

      Russty_ · 20/12/2018 at 22:06

      Don't ask me mate I have no idea who most of these blokes are lol. I'd say just put anyone in there so your team's complete, trades are still unlimited.

        Russty_ · 21/12/2018 at 00:20

        Because it's fun, and is tuning us up for the still far away regular Supercoach season…Sir, why are you wasting your precious time asking me why I'm wasting my precious time….sir?

BrownlowBoy · 21/12/2018 at 08:58

Tye is rubbish now. It seems as if he's been found out!

Bowled crap when playing for Australia and didn't snag a wicket last night.

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