Supercoach is open as of midnight, and for everyone who didn’t have access to Supercoach Gold, that means it’s time to get stuck in.

It’s the preseason, which means it’s time for those weird and wacky speculative picks that will never make it into your side to find their ways into your side.

This also marks the beginning of a huge preseason here at Jock HQ. We’re firing up the podcasts, brains are ticking over and the trusty crew are having their pens begin to scratch away.

But there’s no analytics in your first team – well, at least not mine. It’s finding all the bargains, all the silly speculations and the burn-men come out to play.

Get it all out of your system.

It’s the time of the year where a backline with everyone under 400k fly without a second thought and Joe Daniher can sit in your forward line without any consideration of those 40s he’ll score two out of three weeks.

So come one, come all, and bequeath us your first drafts! Tell us your Supercoach resolutions for 2019! Come chew the fat!

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Patch
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Patch

I was going to put mine up to kick us off but the pre-season picker is down as they gear up for the official opening. Danigt.

Russty_
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Russty_

Danigt…is that a German Punk band?

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Put it up now then

Lekdog
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Sadly I think you missed the cut Godd

H stare
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H stare

Kick in rule change may not be the sc god send most think. Ball may now clear the area – no switches. Defenders Kick mark kick mark after a score may vanish.

Trav
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Trav

Libba, Roberton, Kreuz, Billings and then guns n rookies….. what could go wrong?

Lekdog
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So many things, I love it

Russty_
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Russty_

Birchall, Adams, Setterfield, Brodie Smith, Josh Kennedy, Joe Daniher..Williams, Blakely……wahooooo, Everything should work out as planned, no problemo!

Rakesh Mohan
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Rakesh Mohan

IMO, If you think these 4 names will play 20 plus games … then you are optimist. If you think that these guys will play 15-18 games with avg of 90-100 then you are rationale. There is better value elsewhere for Roberton and Kreuz. The others 2 are good choices. Having said that, Roberton is expected to stay busy.

Eric_the_Red
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Eric_the_Red

What are everyone's thoughts on rucks this year? Anyone considering an R2 that isn't Gawn?

Krups
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Krups

Thinking Goldy or Kruzer

Eric_the_Red
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Eric_the_Red

Me too. Am nervous about both though.

Dovaas
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Dovaas

Grundy has to be R1 one but from then onwards look at prior rucks who have had better years in the past but did not last year. Kruezer, Jacobs or Goldstein for that matter, McEvoy I'm not sure on buy solid R1 with Potential R2 may be the way to go this year. Nankervis and Abbott might be in for a great year.

Of course what are the options you are looking at else where?, to balance team structure

Mumford is on my rnd 3 possible downgrade

dovers

Phil
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Phil

If 2 rookie rucks are named Round 1, I'll pick both @R2 & R3.
If 1 rookie ruck is named Round 1, I'll pick him @R3 with Mumford @R2
If 0 rookie rucks are named I'll likely fork out the coin for Gawn.

Basically, I don't wanna fork out that much cash upfront for Gawn & Grundy even though I think they're clearly the best 2.
I also don't want any mid priced ruck (barring Mumford)

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

Grundy and Goldy for me. No messing around with the rucks. Should hopefully increase his output with Pruess moving on.

I'll have Sweet at R3.

It's easy to see a lot of people getting burned in the rucks this year.

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Did Preuss even play a game last year?

Lazza
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Lazza

Mumford has a hammy and he is also suspended for the first few games…a new plan required Phil.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Im looking at longer.
Sole ruck.
Should be good for 75 plus

Allows me to go a mid pricer fwd or back to another premo.

Purely as a stepper to a fallen premo ruck down the track.

Or ill start goldy with one less mid

Lekdog
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Lewis Pearce might get a crack? Even if he doesn't I don't think longer will give you enough but yolo

Russty_
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Russty_

Couldn't be any less mediocre than our last rucks, Hickey, Longer,…..I forget, Ben McEvoy was our only decent Ruck for a long time, and we traded him away, because we're stupid, by we, I mean the Saints..stupid wooden spooners.
Losers of close Grand Finals, bad kicks in general.

Derek
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Derek

I don’t mind Longer for his price, use cash elsewhere and get Gawn cheaper

Lekdog
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Gawn Kreuz

Dovaas
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Dovaas

Yeah, Kruezer at present. This could change and what rnd 1 teams are

Liam
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Liam

Kruezer has averaged over 100 once in his career and not reliable to stay on the park.

Don’t see the hype.

Russty_
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Russty_

There's no hype, there's only those giving him a go, and those that aren't.
2 Months to go so JLT will reveal a lot, if he looks bad in that plenty will jump off.
No one's reliable these days.

Lekdog
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I think it's cost saving and he was top scorer 2 years ago…understand the hesitance though

Liam
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Liam

Just don’t see him reaching those levels again.

Seems like an outlier to me.

guest
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guest

It was a very very low top average score compared to other years though

Dovaas
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Dovaas

Choices are not about hype at times… its about trying to fit together a team you are pleased with across the board even if one area is not your strong point

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Goldy for me

Blaknight
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Blaknight

At this moment I have Martin and Goldy with Sweet as my R3. If I go either Grundy or Gawn it will be Grundy for Goldy but I doubt i'll go that way.

Bomber56
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Bomber56

no love for Nic Nak?

guest
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guest

considering he is out till at least round 15, i wouldn't…

callum
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callum

Grundy R1 and going for sinclair R2

paul
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paul

I feel if you don't go Grundy/Gawn you will be left behind as they are way ahead of the rest. Just have to plan around round 13

Dan
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Dan

Going one of Grundy or Gawn to pair with Goldy.

Dan
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Dan

Or been thinking of going Gawn/Westhoff and flicking Westhoff fwd when Grundy drops.

Ash
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Ash

Looking fwd to it gang, will something like old Ockers SC spreadsheet be available this year?

Lekdog
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If the great man creates one but I've not heard from him. We have Chicko's famous trade planner to go up soon this week though!

Roger
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Roger

I wouldn't mind an ffgenie too

Colin
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Colin

not until about round 20 Ash. Maybe not even then!

John Smith
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John Smith

Laird, Whitfield, williams, logue, duursma, hore, wilkie, wigg
cripps, oliver, neale, treloar, dusty, setterfield, stocker, bewley, constable, valente, hind
Gawn, nank, sweet
danger, heeney, dunkley, wingard, stoddart, cavarra, corbett, mcadam
thanks for the advice guys really appreciate this community

Russty_
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Russty_

Hello John Smith, nice solid team there mate…nailed most of the rookies, how much moola left over?…JLT will change things but NOICE JOB PILGRIM.

John Smith
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John Smith

ive got 23k left, thanks for the support russty

Kev64
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Kev64

LOL @ "Nailed most of the rookies". Are you trying to chat Smithy up or do you still get excited by seeing your comments on the internet?

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

With you on that one Kev, don't know how anyone can say rookies have been nailed before a single jtl game has been played

derek
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derek

Dunkley vs McLean Vs neither will create plenty of discussion this pre-season. I'm in the neither camp. Just seems the midfield at the doggies is a crowded place. Dunkley went in there after McLean hurt his shoulder last year, does he stay?

Lekdog
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Currently on the neither train but could be easily swayed

Dan
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Dan

Neither

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Hey guys, first of many drafts before round 1. Obviously rookies are just placeholders and this is just a rough draft that hasnt factored in byes yet. Original thoughts? Fwd looks like with 3 rookies and unsure about Merrett and Neale. 146k in the bank

Def: Laird, Witherden, Williams, Rozee, Collins, Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg)

Mid: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Dusty, Merrett, Miles, Hately, Setterfield (Hind, Constable, Bewley)

Ruc: Grundy, Goldy (Fort)

Fwd: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Corbett, Mozzie, Cavarra, (Burgess, Schlensog)

Dan
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Dan

Possibly a bit light on def. Maybe up witherden or Williams to a Sicily or Whitfield for a few more of those big tons.

derek
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derek

i really like the Dangerfield pick

Rob
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Rob

Where are are the good rookies this year what positions to out on field?.. last year there was some.gun defenders etc

Russty_
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Russty_

Good rookies on every line this year….yeah there were for sure 🙂

markbruty
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markbruty

Who are the "must have" rookies this year?

Realist
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Realist

The ones that get a game in round 1 and play at least 5-consecutive games. Don't be fooled by the January keyboard experts Mark nobody knows who they are at this stage

markbruty
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markbruty

Yeah that's a very good point. I just wondered if there were some who looked more likely and were drafted with a role in mind, rather than just guessing for now!!!

Realist
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Realist

Maybe you could research a few rooks that you see in a lot of teams to see if they're likely to play then watch JLT and wait for round 1 🙂
When the Hawks sup-list Gibbo lock him in at 102k he'll be the bargain of the season possible equal of TKelly last year.
I know Gibbo is training with Carlton but Silvagni is the dumbest list manager in AFL and Hawks will swoop in while SOS is still negotiating with Gibbo to change his surname

Russty_
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Russty_

Rate my Team… 10 = very good 5 = pretty decent job 0 = Very bad job and I hate your guts you bastard. -5 = this is reserved for those who hate me just for being me…lol, you are all entitled to your opinions, no exceptions 🙂 -10 = If you could discover my real identity and address, you would hunt me down and kill me horribly..fair enough :)…! Rate my Team. Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Logue, Scrimshaw–Hore, Wigg Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Martin, Taranto, Miles, Setterfield, Constable—Bewley, Woodcock, Hind Grundy, Kreuzer—Sweet Danger, Smith, Wingard, Rankine, Mcadam, Corbett—Parker, Cavarra Remaining… Read more »

Lazza
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Lazza

For first up a score of 4 from me Russty …. 2 bets (suggestv1) and 2 non-starters in DEF.
MIDs ok except I’d be waiting on Oliver until he has proven he has healed.. also he has had a restricted pre-season.
RUC… one who will not last the season..
FWDs ok..

Lazza
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Lazza

Typo, should be 5.. mobile keyboard is very small for my stubby finger

TRIGGA_HAPPY
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TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez we couldnt be more different rust.

Same players;
Cripps, grundy, danger, miles and some rooks.
Reckon Wilkie may surprise a few and play early.

Too early to rate 🙈

Dovaas
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Dovaas

With you on Wilkie. Saints may have a couple relevant rookies this yr

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Timmy Tarantooooo

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Nice start russty, probably a 6 for me. There’s plenty of value in def, and I can see you’re making use of that, but at the same time, you’d think Lloyd Sicily, Whitfield and possibly Hurn and simmo will be in the top 6-7 defenders to fit into you’re last 2 defence spots, so I guess I could possibly see you having to sideways trade down the line. But in saying that, you probably need a POD on each line and you have that in Blakely. Taranto is an interesting one. He’s on my watchlist if I decide to only… Read more »

Toby
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Toby

You've got a few too many obvious non-starters. I doubt that you'll get 22 onfield for round 1 with that squad.
Nice try though.

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Pretty weak tbh. Toranto and miles at 5/6 looks yuck. And your backup plan of brining Walsh in doesn't make sense. It's been proven over and over that expensive rookies is not a smart play

Grodie_Brundy
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Grodie_Brundy

-10

Matt
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Matt

Too many speculative picks for mine. Blakely at D2 with Witherden and Williams behind him is yuck.

Lekdog
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I'll give you a 3, don't mind some of the speculatives but I reckon you'll need to hone those in

GloryDays94
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GloryDays94

5 at this stage mate.
I have a similar Def approach as you
Not sure about big Kruez… to injury prone but if he stays fit can score well
Personally im not sold on Wingard either.. he isnt a very tough player and will go missing when someone is on him

Finnius
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Finnius

Good start rusty – I don’t like the dusty pick though. I can’t see him being a top 10 player again. Remember how frustrated we were last year? What’s changed since then? It’s a bit hopeful imo and he won’t be much of a POD either. I like Taranto as well, but a few of the other speculatives (Blakey and Lreuz especially) are a lot of risk to start with.

Pleasureandpayne
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Pleasureandpayne

The thing i would say that has changed is they have gotten lynch to play full forward instead of dusty.

DOVAAS
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DOVAAS

Mate, there are things here and there to changed but your on the right track. Drop like other push you down. Having $59900 isa little much to have in salary cap so i would update a Setterfield to FWD (over Rankine) and find someone for mid loss. , but your getting there and don't let negative responses break you down.

DEF looks good FWD Rankine, and Macadam I'm not sure of, Corbett very good keep as well Cavarra

Russty_
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Russty_

Thanks DOVASS, nothing personal taken about any comments mate, everyone's entitled to their point of view and that was my first draft so no bad anywhere, I remember years past, been playing since 2007…where I wished I'd not chosen the expensive rookie and just gone for a 110k one…think that still applies really, it's very very rare when an expensive rookie actually provides enough points and or money to make them worth the choice…sometimes they start out ok, probably due to adrenaline, and then end up averaging 50..and stalling on price before they've made us any decent coin. If I'm… Read more »

Rakesh Mohan
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Rakesh Mohan

8. Very good base with open mind.

NoLanguage
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NoLanguage

I don't rate Wingard or the Dusty pick but it's too early to tell. Not that bad mate

Whitey
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Whitey

Anyone else having problems with the app? The players name aren't on the lists.

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Happened to me, refresh the app a few times and it works

BenO
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BenO

Def: Laird Whitfield Williams Roberton Williamson Scrimshaw (BZT, Wigg)
Mid: Cripps Oliver Kelly Neale Zmerrett Walsh Mosquito R.West ( Drew,RCD, Brownless)
Rucks: Gawn Goldy (Clarke)
Fwd: Danger Heeney Wingard Setterfield McAdam Larkey (Sproule Moore)

Rookies are early day fillers, have also been considering Witherden as a 4th Def lock – drop Walsh to 100k rook, Roberton up.

Lazza
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Lazza

Your 3 DEF premos are all playing R14 bye. Might want to swap one for Sicily or Lloyd or Crisp.

markbruty
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markbruty

Man – I hadn't even factored that into my initial team. Thanks!

Realist
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Realist

It doesn't matter Mark Round 14 is a long way away from round 1 and you can trade in new premo defenders at any stage

markbruty
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markbruty

Yeah but I just think if you don't get the starting team right – you're cooked….. Trying to at least start with 3-4 keepers on every line. And maybe set & forget ruck.

Realist
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Realist

If you are worried about 3 players on one line having the bye on the same week you'll have a stroke before the byes.
It doesn't matter if you have 6 on the same line with the same bye as long as you have 18+ on field.

Ben
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Ben

Fyfe or Kelly?

Can't decide. Any advice please?

Rivo
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Rivo

Fyfe for me Ben, subject to a good preseason run.

markbruty
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markbruty

I really find it tough to NOT pick Fyfe. Just an outstanding guy and without Neale taking clearances from him could get back up over 120.

Phil
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Phil

I'm taking the advice of a little Mexican girl for this one!

Kelly was injured pretty much all year and still averaged 114. A high draft pick, still young, I see 115 as his floor this year but that's just me.

Alot to like about Fyfe too. No Neale my might work in his favor, pretty much untaggable and inclusions of Lobb & Hogan means less time forward.

markbruty
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markbruty

Like the analysis of not going forward….. That's a really key point. Fyfe is a machine.

Rivo
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Rivo

So damn happy SC AFL is back.

My starting teams a mix of SC royalty and rooks. Big cash in the rucks – decided to avoid the Mummy risk. A couple of selection headaches –

Higgins & Walsh or Wingard & Foley/another rook?
Is old man Simpson still up to it?

Feedback on the team would be great…

D: Lloyd, Laird, Simpson, B.Smith, S.Collins,
Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg);
M: Cripps, Fyfe, Dusty, Yeo, Miles, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Hill, Hind);
R: Grundy, Gawn (Forte)
F: Danger, D. Smith, Higgins, Rankine, Setterfield, Cavara (Mosquito, Wilkinson).

Rivo
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Rivo

Any feedback on starting team above community?

Lekdog
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I'll be online tonight to go into detail with everyone's teams!

Rivo
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Rivo

Thx Lek. So many options my brain is already mush.

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Personally think you're one premo short in the mids.

Ben
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Ben

4 gun mids plus a miles type is the go this year. We have never had stronger rucks and a stronger fwd (danger), and spending so large requires going short somewhere. Would recommend going more guns and rookies in the fwd pine mate

Ben
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Ben

All those going goldy over gawn (/grundy) are wasting a trade. Rivo dont be swayed by conforminty – you have an excellent team and you should back it $$

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

100% agree Ben

Lekdog
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Not a fan of expensive rookies and reckon you could downgrade one of your premo defenders and bring in another premo mid…other than that solid

Rivo
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Rivo

Cheers Lek. Think Walsh might be an exception this year. Will have a look at some optons.

markbruty
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markbruty

Man – I have ZERO idea heading into this season. Finger is well and truly off the pulse…. but here is my first crack at a side. Any feedback welcome. DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Mills, Roberton, S.Collins, Hore (Wilkie, Wigg) MID: Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Dunkley, Miles, Liberatore, Setterfield, Bewley (Constable, Valente, Hind) RUC: Gawn, Goldy (Sweet) FWD: Danger, D.Smith, Heeney, Greene, Blakey, McAdam (Corbett, Cavarra) A little Sydney heavy but I think Mills will have some solid midfield time this year and Blakey because I think they find a Mills rookie year role for him straight up. Not sold on guys… Read more »

TommyC99
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TommyC99

I think Dunkley should be selected in the Fwd line rather than the midfield. Also not sold on Mills, I had him last year and he’s just mediocre. Inconsistent without the ceiling required to warrant an inconsistent player. 4 scores below 80 and only 1 ton suggests you’d be banking on him breaking out, which he’s been threatening to do for a few years, but just maintained a 70s average. Needs to improve considerably to be a top 8 defender which is what you’d be picking him for at his price. Libba didn’t even last 1 game last year so… Read more »

markbruty
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markbruty

Thanks for the discussion points and feedback. I knew it was a pretty risky team with Libba and Robbo so I will have to monitor closely. I WAS banking on Mills to take over some of the midfield time left by Hanners and figured the kid is so talented he'd be a 100 point guy….. I agree though, big risk. Might rethink.

Thoughts on Scrimshaw anyone? Worth a look? Do these new kick-in rules mean I should be keeping an eye on anyone in particular like Luke Ryan etc?

Realist
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Realist

Ryan isn't likely to benefit from the new kick-in rule, he played on less than 1% of the time that he kicked in last year about the least in the competition (an extra 4 points for the entire season under new rules)
The players that had more than 100 kick-ins with 40%+ playing on are Simpson (50%) Hurn (41.7%) Witherden (41.3%) The next best is Lloyd with 28% nobody else passed 20%
I suggest that you start at least 1 of Hurn, Witherden or Simpson

markbruty
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markbruty

This is why I love this community! Simpson is the obvious choice without Docherty again….. Witherden is an interesting choice though! And Hurn is always solid.

ham
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ham

Won't it be easier for everyone to play on from a kick in this year? Whoever takes the kick just has to step outside the goal square (with 10 metres between them and the mark) and hit a target or go long to score points. If Luke Ryan continues to take most of the kick ins at Freo and he has the most room for improvement in terms of percentage increase in number of play-ons, then you could say he is more likely to benefit from the rule change than those who were already playing on at a higher percentage… Read more »

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Hey guys, good to see a few more guys rolling in after the launch, thoughts on my team below: A or B and how you rate it on a 1-10 scale. Rookies subject to change. A: DEF – Lloyd, Sicily, Whitfield, Birchall, Collins, Duursma (Hore, Wigg) MID – Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Miles, Bennell, Constable (Bewley, Woodcock, Hind) RUCK – Kreuzer, Goldstein (Bines) FWD – Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Cockatoo, Setterfield, McAdam (Cavarra, Wilkinson) B: DEF – Sicily, Whitfield, Williams, Birchall, Collins, Duursma (Hore, Wigg) MID – Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Beams, Miles, Bennell, Constable (Bewley, Woodcock, Hind) RUCK –… Read more »

markbruty
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markbruty

You're a braver man than I am selecting Bennell! I have thought about Wingard too, but it's tough to pull that trigger until I see how he is used.

Rick
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Rick

Bennell there's a trade gone already. Birchall and Kruz fragile too. So definitely not A

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Yeah it’s either B or C.

Realist
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Realist

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Scrap them all

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Alright flog.

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Honest opinion bud, they all look weak. Or I can tell you what you want to hear and tell you all 3 are fantastic?

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

i'm all for constructive criticism but you didn't give me any of that, you've just tried to show me that you have a pole to far up yours. Neither 3 of them are "weak" if we're going by the fact is GnR system everyone knows and rates. Show us your team Godd

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

You'll see it round one mate

Lekdog
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Birchall had a preseason injury so he's off my list.

C is the one for me

BadgerHoney7
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BadgerHoney7

Hey Lek, yeah heard about Birch's injury but word is could still be back JLT or Round 1 so still keeping hope

Dovaas
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Dovaas

C looks to be better for me. Bennell is up in the air but no different to rookies who we don't know are playing generally til end 1 teams of just before. I wouldn't be so pro Birchall yet, he is a better pick than Rozee, Logue and Cumming and Goddard if he is playing he should find 80-85. I am myself pro Grundy to lock up one of the rucks straight away, then one that is under such as Kruezer or Jacobs and Mumford might be a revelation from rnd 3. N Cockatoo might get 75 but has never… Read more »

Max
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Max

Had a tinker before the official launch on an Excel spreadsheet courtesy of some splendid kent over at SC Talk, and have settled on this team. Happy to receive feedback.

DEF: Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Roberton, Clark, Hore (McLennan, Wigg)

MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Crouch, Zerrett, Libba, B Smith, Constable (Bewley, Valente, Hind)

RUC: Grundy, Goldy (Sweet)

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Setterfield, Burgess (Cavarra, Parker)

markbruty
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markbruty

Powerful midfield. Risky defence with Williams and Roberton but I see the allure there!

I'm all for Goldy in the ruck. Daw won't be back for a while and Preuss has moved on. Should do good numbers.

Max
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Max

Cheers mate. Yeah, defence definitely the weakest link, but can't resist either of Williams and Robbo at the moment. Maybe I'll become more sane as R1 gets nearer.

markbruty
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markbruty

I had both in there to start with but I feel I am risking enough with Robbo, Libba, Greene etc!!! I can be swayed though so looking forward to seeing things progress as Round 1 nears…..

Realist
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Realist

Slightly dodgy midfield
Merrett peaked in 2016 (from a SC perspective) and has gone backwards each year since, the development of McGrath will take more mid time and points off him 540k is too much for a bloke who will struggle to ave 100, Libba is an injury waiting to happen, Constable has already been mentioned as a potential non-starter for round 1 by the cats.
Forwards look good if Toby and Chad don't get the sulks

Ben
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Ben

Nobody would blame you for taking a chance on libba not being injured. I see his form as being the issue. Miles is the best option given inside mid time, but id also (ready for backlash) back hanners over libba. Even a goat given prime position in the mids can score 90+.

Ben
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Ben

Obviously watch team selection, but if hanners is named in the guts he is worth backing

Lekdog
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For the record I think Merrett can only improve with Shiel in the side but I'll need to see him in the preseason…

PizzaSafety
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PizzaSafety

Merrett only dropped off in 2017 (and only by 2.3 points) because he copped tags and didn't in 2016. He was on track to do better by 3 points for the year until the tags came his way towards the end of the season. He struggled at the start of this year following his concussion due to tags and then as he started getting used to tags and started beating them he came good. He averaged that same 110 in the last 14 games that he had done for the two seasons prior. Now he won't be getting the tag… Read more »

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

He's still copping the tag with sheil in the side

Will
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Will

Shiel got tagged over Kelly, Ward and Cogs in 2017 and over Ward and cogs in 2018, think he’s still gonna get tagged because sides don’t like conceding clearances l

Lekdog
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I love the cheap defence but can't get onboard for Libba

sc tragic
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sc tragic

I agree with your ruck selection, same as mine Libba however is a No No for me, looks OK in defence forwards with exception of Wingard until seen in JLT. Overall good team.

Rick
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Rick

Stefan Martin Or Goldstein for R2? Both at a similar price and both averaged pretty much the same in terms of points in 2018 in the back half of the season. Stefan martin's ceiling is higher with the potential to go 140+ but Goldy looks like he might be more consistent all around. Thoughts?

Ralph
Guest
Ralph

I've got Stef atm but if I need more cash will go with Goldy. Depends on preseason fitness as well as who they both play early to see who will get more points (havent looked at the fixtures yet).

Lekdog
Admin

I prefer Martin in general but Goldy showed signs of improvement again last year

Jarryd
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Jarryd

First draft, no bye planning yet, just want some feedback:

DEF – Lloyd Laird, Whitfield, Collins, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg)

MID – Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Treloar, Zerrett, D. Clarke, Setterfield, Bewley (Scott, Hind, West)

RUCK – Grundy, Westhoff (Draper)

FWD – Dangerfield, Menengola, Heeney, Rankine, Parker, Cavarra (Woodcock, Bines)

Lekdog
Admin

Love the Menegola pick

Skindog
Guest
Skindog

How do I get my team picker side back??

Lekdog
Admin

Try and remember it 🙁

dontblushbaby
Guest
dontblushbaby

Got burnt last year with this , took a photo last night

Skindog
Guest
Skindog

Cheers boys

Richard
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Richard

Gday community! What a season we have in store. So many different options on so many different lines. Id love some feedback on the first version of my team community, obviously rookies aren't set in stone and are dependant on round 1 ( I copied most of them from this thread since I don't know much about whose a lock for round 1) DEF: Laird, Sicily, Crisp, Williams, Scrimshaw, Hore/// Wilkie, Wigg MID: Cripps, Martin, Merrett, Zorko, Taranto, Constable, Bewley, Woodock/// Valente, Scott, Hind RUCK: Grundy, Goldstein// Shlensog FWD: Danger, Heeney, Gray, Greene, Setterfield, Mcadam//Corbet, Cavana Williams and Greene both… Read more »

markbruty
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markbruty

A couple of guys there who are on my watchlist…. Interested in Scrimshaw too. Would love the Grundy / Goldy combo, but it's likely I go Gawn / Goldy and try beef up the guts.

Lekdog
Admin

I'm gonna run Taranto through the "Next Beast Algorithm" because I too think he'll be a decent breakout option.

I'd rather Neale over Zorko tbh, still think he gets tagged.

Speak to me about Crisp?

Richard
Guest
Richard

Crisp is someone that I started with last year and really liked to have in my team as a POD. He could have a purple patch in a quarter where he would string together 6 possessions and all of a sudden he was on 27 points at quarter time with 10 minutes to go. However since doing a bit more research on defenders, I definitely think that either Hurn or Witherden would be better options this year, maybe even howe. Jake Lloyd is also someone I started with last year but is far too expensive for me to consider as… Read more »

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Just wanna comment now to say I'm going with GnR this year and no stupid mid-pricers.
Please can all remind me in a couple of months when my team is mostly spuds worth $350k.

Dice_real
Guest
Dice_real

I'll remind you if you remind me!

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

Ahhhh yes – this is always my plan and every year it goes awry!

derek
Guest
derek

agreed. as long as you don't let me put Mills in my team

Bombers56
Guest
Bombers56

That's my plan to, but 58 days is a long time 🙂

Dice_real
Guest
Dice_real

My team. Feel free to share your thoughts or have a crack.

B: R Laird K Simpson J Crisp Z Williams S Collins C Wilkie – J Koschitzke H Wigg
M: J Macrae N Fyfe J Kelly M Crouch Z Merrett S Walsh B Bewley T Atkins – L Stocker N Hind W Hayes
R: B Grundy D Cameron – J Sweet
F: P Dangerfield I Heeney J Dunkley T Greene W Setterfield B Cavarra – C Burgess M Parker

50K left

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

Nice structure, Dice. The ruck situation at the Swans is one to watch over the preseason

DavidC
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DavidC

Naismith is a chance but can't see Cameron getting a gig.

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

What are people thinking about Fyfe / Dusty and others who should no longer have to spend time forward with the recent off-season inclusions?

How do we think Wingard fits with Mitchell out?

BrownlowBoy
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BrownlowBoy

Fyfe should play more mid time, especially without Neale. He's even more likely to be tagged now, can he be tagged? I think Jacobs did a job on him, but not many can stop him. Dusty likewise should not play forward as often. He's cheaper than last year, but can he get back to his Brownlow form? I'm not too sure on that, but there is certainly worse options. Richmond often share the SC points around though, keep that in mind. Wingard hopefully gets a lot of midfield time with Mitchell out, and he is a very good option in… Read more »

markbruty
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markbruty

Yeah I am really keen on trying to get Wingard in there… Dusty and Fyfe are certainly worth a look but I also am thinking Neale, Kelly etc.So tough right now….

derek
Guest
derek

Not sure about Wingard. the hawks would have recruited him to play Cyril's forward pressure role.

now Mitchell has gone, he will get more midfield, but can't see it being as much as people think

Steeeve
Guest
Steeeve

Dusty is a massive no for me. Last year he played like he was happy with 2017, rarely got out of third gear. Give me someone young and hungry for a Brownlow like Clarry Oliver, Cripps or Josh Kelly.

gator59
Guest
gator59

Third gear hey.. More like reverse

Lekdog
Admin

Fyfe is Life as long as his off season injuries etc. don't get in the way

derek
Guest
derek

Fyfe is now an injury risk player

Mike
Guest
Mike

Shannon hurn thoughts?

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Better options around.

Realist
Guest
Realist

With the new kickin rule/points for playing on he's a top 10 def. if the admin didn't keep deleting my posts you would have had access to all the relevant data

Lekdog
Admin

Not admin, once a comment reaches a certain amount of dislikes it is deleted automatically.

Rakesh Mohan
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Rakesh Mohan

i shall have him in final team. Will get most of the kick ins and is a good precision kick.

BoltonsBlues
Guest
BoltonsBlues

Supercoach opens – footy season closer to starting 😀

Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Newman, Burgess, McLennan (Hore, Wigg)
Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, JKell, Dusty, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Hind, Foley)
Grundy, Martin (Fort)
Danger, DevSmith, Wingard, Setterfield, Stengle, Corbett (Parker, Cavarra)

hedski
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hedski

Gday fellas, thought I'd throw a league out there, anyone welcome, 998045 <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;.
I've knocked up a new side, GnR with a few exceptions, have at it.

The Martini Police -V2.

Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams (Hore)
Collins, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Wigg)

Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe (Constable)
Dusty, Zerrett, Miles (Hind)
Bewley, Stocker (Atkins)

Grundy, Goldy (Fort)

Danger, Smith, Dunkley (Corbett)
Blakey, Setterfield, Parker (Cavarra)

Early days, rookies, blah blah.
Cheers.

Dice_real
Guest
Dice_real

Solid team hedski.
I've joined ya league too.
Looks like you've been doing your homework on the rookies, i reckon atkins will go alright if given a go.
Surely Geelong can't play him and constable….maybe they can!
Got a feeling Sydney might give Cameron a go in the ruck, good stats in neafl toward back half of year getting plenty of ball
Any coin leftover?

hedski
Guest
hedski

Cheers Dice, time will tell how many of the newbs the cats can play at once, I reckon Atkins gets a gig.
Not much cashola left over in that team, lots of fiddling to do yet.
Look fwd to playing against ya, what team were you?

Dice_real
Guest
Dice_real

Pauline Pantdown, had a shocking year last year

hedski
Guest
hedski

Yeah same got smashed by injuries.
I'm in a few of the bbl leagues with you, my team is Smack Balls, bastard of a game.

Dice_real
Guest
Dice_real

Yep was over it a couple of rounds back, keep missing the rounds to trade

The Ranger
Guest
The Ranger

I'm in Hedski.
First day of SC and I've made 42 trades so far, it's going really well.

hedski
Guest
hedski

On ya Ranger, we'll go at it again 👍

dontblushbaby
Guest
dontblushbaby

I'm in Hedski if thats Ok ?

hedski
Guest
hedski

All welcome DBB.

Bombers56
Guest
Bombers56

Count me in. Going to be a good year!

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Like the Merrett pick. Shiel should free him up a bit this year so he’s in my side atm.

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

Hasn't merrett already injured himself this pre? Usually takes blokes a while to get going after that.

Tommy
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Tommy

Any cash leagues open? Willing to go up to 50$ in entry. Cheers community/

Steeeve
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Steeeve

Okay so…
Back: L Whitfield, C Blakely, Z Williams, S Collins, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)
Mids: C Oliver, J Kelly, L Neale, Z Merrett, D Beams, Rookie, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)
Ruck: B Grundy, M Gawn (Z Clarke)
Fwds: P Dangerfield, I Heeney, J Dunkley, C Wingard, Rookie, Rookie (bench: Rookies)

What do ya reckon?

Dovaas
Guest
Dovaas

Very much a guns and rookies team, going a player long in fwd is good idea as def has better rookies and more mid, mid/prem options to up or side trade too. I was considering Clarke as ruc bench but am waiting til after JLT and team sheets. He may even be a ruc2 if named. Solid team with no surprises and it doesn’t have to. Get your rookies right and trade to full on field team no rookies at end of bye rounds and you will do well. BUT… get the rookies right, can’t trade up if not making… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Def
Laird,Whitfield,Hurn,Williams,Scrimshaw,Wigg (Hore,Brown)
Mid
Cripps,Fyfe,Yeo,Zorko,Viney,Walsh,Hind,Foley (Woodcock,Watson,Wicks)
Ruck
Gawn,Martin (Sweet)
Fwd
Dangerfield,Smith,Walters,Greene,Corbett,Cavarra (McAdam, Parker)

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

Like the Hurn pick, Michael. Been flirting with it myself. Has a monopoly on kick outs so he should get a slight bump. Should be a POD at his price but can he crack the three figure average 🤔

Michael
Guest
Michael

Fingers crossed ahahah

SecretSam
Guest
SecretSam

Very happy with my first draft and doubt that I'll need to change it
Def-Def-Def-Def-Mid/def-Rook-Rook-Rook
Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid/fwd-Mid/def-rook-rook-rook
Ruc-Ruc-Rook
Fwd-Fwd-Fwd/mid-Fwd/Mid-Rook-Rook-rook-rook

Lekdog
Admin

Niiiiice

Shake_n_bake
Guest
Shake_n_bake

Hi all

hedski
Guest
hedski

Gday Shaker, jump in my league above mate.

Shake_n_bake
Guest
Shake_n_bake

Definitely ill get on tonight Hedski hope ur well.

hedski
Guest
hedski

Doin good mate, same to you.

Sage
Guest
Sage

20-years old fools-gold Jack Scrimshaw was pick#7 in 2016 draft but could only manage 4 games in 2017 with a SC high score 64 and an ave of only 44 and he finished the season with a pitiful 17 against Brisbane.
He couldn't get a game in 2018 at suns even though the suns were desperate for a bit of height in the backline. I can't see him playing any games early unless a plane crashes into training at Waverly.

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

From all reports, he really struggled mentally in Queensland and to adjust to the Suns organisation. Certainly there were some physical issues as well, but now he is at Hawthorn, I'd expect that he has hit his straps and the talent will show through. Hawks can use him and while I don't expect miracles, I'd suggest he's a handy lock to play early games, make $150K and be moved on

Sage
Guest
Sage

Thanks for extra info Mark but, from memory I don't think a single player has left the suns and improved their SC output, including Gaz. The Hawks have some very good players on their list that deserve a go before Scrimshaw, I doubt that the Hawks will play him without giving him a run in the VFL first but time will tell I suppose.
At least he's at a slightly elevated price so it wont be a drama switching him for another if he isn't named

steve
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steve

Gday community, another year of supercoach is here

First Draft at a team for this year, welcoming all feedback on the team

DEF: Laird, Whitfield, Witherden, Newman, Logue, Duursma (Mclennan, Hore)

MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Neale, Dusty, Sam Walsh, Hind, Bytel (Constable, Scott, Valente)

RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Bines)

FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Curtis Taylor (Corbett, Hill)

Just the 8k in the bank community

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

Should get a group code going boys

Lekdog
Admin

710443

skindog
Guest
skindog

Tried to join, says not found???

skindog
Guest
skindog

My post wasnt allowed??

Sage
Guest
Sage

Breakout contender Charlie Curnow 6-games in 1st year SC Ave49 21 games 2nd year SC ave 74 with 4 x 100+ 20 games 2018 SC ave 77 with 5 x 100+ 2018 ruined from a SC perspective by 3 scores below 40 after the byes although 1 of them (28 v Crows) was injury affected.He was averaging 87 before the bye including a 59 V. Cats In 2019 Charlie is fitter and stronger plus Carlton have another tall fwd to play alongside Charlie and McKay, this could see the 195cm Curnow move into the midfield regularly 420k for an early… Read more »

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Lek put you up to this, didn't he.

Lekdog
Admin

Shhhh

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

A lot got burnt last year so a lot will be scared to ride the rollarcoaster again

Dan
Guest
Dan

DEF:
R. Laird, L. Whitfield, Z. Williams, S. Collins, I. Quaynor, J. Scrimshaw, (X. Duursma H. Wigg)

MIDFIELDERS:
P. Cripps, N. Fyfe, J. Kelly, D. Martin, M. Crouch, J. Worpel, A. Miles, L. Stocker, (C. Constable, C. Wagner, B. Bewley)

RUCKS:
M. Gawn, B. Longer, (Z. Clarke)

FORWARDS:
P. Dangerfield, C. Wingard, T. Greene, D. Moore, I. Rankine, W. Setterfield, (N. Cockatoo, B. Cavarra)

Please pick holes and challenge my thinking…

Dovaas
Guest
Dovaas

I get the longer RUC choice and that might pay dividends but membrey might pinch hit in ruc for the saints. Wingard is becoming popular now Mitchell out for year or most of it. Don’t know about Greene as he not doing contact drills or sprint work yet. DEF is common at the moment guns and rookies setup with Quaynor pushing for rnd 1 and impressing Collingwood already. Scrimshaw sounds far from a rnd 1 birth. FWD carries much risk with Greene and Moore and although Moore doing much of training he hasn’t averaged big figures in the past. Don’t… Read more »

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

Awesome analysis, Dovaas.

Rookies will show themselves eventually, Dan. Some of your mid price calls will need to be culled. You won’t nail them all!

derek
Guest
derek

i notice that Dangerfield is in 104% of teams.

that seems about right.

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

As BT would say…

"IT CAN'T BE!"

Grodie_Brundy
Guest
Grodie_Brundy

66%

Bombers56
Guest
Bombers56

It really should be 100% is anyone game to leave him out?

Sage
Guest
Sage

Any love for 201cm defender Ben McKay?
Had a pretty good year in VFL earning the plaudits of senior teammates and the Hoppers coaching staff for his intercept marking and work ethic.
With the trend of beanpole fwds and no Pruess or Majak to counter them Ben could cement a place in the senior squad in 2019
Keep him on your Radar through JLT

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Thanks Sage, will add to the watch list.

Dovaas
Guest
Dovaas

Have him as defence bench. I see him playing good amount of games

Lekdog
Admin

Plus he's got a very talented brother

Phat Phuc
Guest
Phat Phuc

Hmm you must be looking at life through Navy coloured glasses. I thought that his greatest talent was getting stuff off the top shelf and changing lightglobes. I was unaware that he could actually play footy although, he is at Carlton and they're considering playing a cardboard cutout of Juddy in their foward line.
Somebody should design an emoji for 'tongue-in-cheek'

Bobby
Guest
Bobby

I like it
Lloyd-Blakley-Witherden
Williams-McGrath-Collins
(McKay-Okunbor)

Macrae-Cripps-Fyffe-Bont
Sloane-Miles-Setterfield-Stocker
(Cuntstable-West-Vandermeer)

Grundy Kruezer (Strachan)

Danger-Fisher-Weedman
Rozee-Kreuger-Petruccelle
(B.Williams-Owies)

Onfield and bench rookies are placeholders until round 1 teams announced currently gives me great line flexibility
Fwd line seems light but Setterfield to be moved fwd if Cuntstable plays and I might dump Sloanedog for a rook to beef up the front.

Famous quotes from an alcoholic father "I haven't had a kunt all-day Drinkstable"

Bobby
Guest
Bobby

I like it
Lloyd-Blakley-Witherden
Williams-McGrath-Collins
(McKay-Okunbor)

Macrae-Cripps-Fyffe-Bont
Sloane-Miles-Setterfield-Stocker
(Cuntstable-West-Vandermeer)

Grundy Kruezer (Strachan)

Danger-Fisher-Weedman
Rozee-Kreuger-Petruccelle
(B.Williams-Owies)

Onfield and bench rookies are placeholders until round 1 teams announced currently gives me great line flexibility
Fwd line seems light but Setterfield to be moved fwd if Cuntstable plays and I might dump Sloanedog for a rook to beef up the front.

Famous quote from an alko father "I have had a C#*t all day Drinkstable"

Dovaas
Guest
Dovaas

I have Milera as D4 as I think plus 8-10 points this yr. anyone big on him. Not seeing much love for him

ToughBretts
Guest
ToughBretts

I'm a big Milera fan – just too many around the price I like better

Steeeve
Guest
Steeeve

He's good I just worry about Brodie Smith sharing his role. Thinking they both might impact Laird a little too. Plus Luke Brown takes their kick outs.

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Def; Sicily, Whitfield, Blakely, Z Williams, Quaynor, Duursma, Hore, Wigg
Mid; Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Coniglio, Yeo, Bennell, Caldwell, Stocker, Constable, Hind, Bewly
Ruck; Grundy, Longer, Bines
Fwd: Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield, Corbett, Woodcock, Parker(StK), Cavarra
250k to play with.
9/8/9 for the byes with Blakely and Z Williams classed as keepers.

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

Nice mix, Kev. Longer the obvious one to pick on. Not sure he’ll ever hit great heights. Who can you get with Longer + 250k?

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Longer, the big dilemma. Doesn't have to do exceptionally well to generate 150K, just be the number one ruckman. JLT MAY show weher

Matt
Guest
Matt

Feel free to rate my teams ladies and gents 🙂
Just a quick first draft i whipped up in about 30 minutes, some of the rookies are just fillers

Def: Laird, Williams, B.Smith, Robertson, Quaynor, Scrimshaw (Naish, Wigg)

Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, D.Martin, Shiel, LDU, Stocker, Constance (Hind, Valente, Smith)

Ruc: Grundy, Gawn (Schlensog)

Fwd: Dangerfield, Westhoff, Wingard, Greene, Blakey, Setterfield (cavarra, koschitzke)

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Hoff has an uncertain roll this year – be careful.

Shiel will be the first one tagged at Essendon.

Like the Brodie Smith POD!

Matt
Guest
Matt

Yeah those 2 are very dependent on what their JLT games looked like

derek
Guest
derek

smith and robertson are huge injury issues

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Rip my team apart fellas.

Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Williamson, Hore, Wilkie, Wigg
Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Yeo, Setterfield, Stocker, Bewley, Constable, Valente, Hind
Grundy, Nankervis, Sweet
Dangerfield, Smith, Wingard, Corbett, Moore, Cavarra, McAdam, Parker

91k to play with

Whitey
Guest
Whitey

Can't bag it too much, Wingard is a small risk but can understand. I would personally change the Nank to Goldy or even Martin. Brisbane should improve this year.

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Yeah I have put some thought into the Chad, but he will be closely monitored in pre season. If he's starting in the middle, he's in my side. Mitchell leaves a huge hole at the Hawks, JOM and Shiels need help carrying the load.

I like Nank because he can get around the ground well and take marks etc. The new ruck rule will benefit his clearance numbers and he's got some handy mids underneath him.

Grodie_Brundy
Guest
Grodie_Brundy

Blakeley and withers at D2, D3 fair risks but goto take a risk somewhere right!

Smith I doubt will go bigger in avg. Otherwise pretty normal team. Yeo good pick.

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

G'day mate,

I wouldn't say Witho is a risk.

He should gain extra points with the kickouts now and he's a beautiful kick of the sherrin.

Blakely is a no brainer, with more mid time and resting across half back, what's not to like apart from injury risk.

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

Good start, BB. Solid core of premo’s. I rode the Nank train last year and while he was serviceable, he didn’t really get me anywhere. What are your intentions with him?

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

The intention is to get Gawn at some point, but when I'm not sure. I'd like to be certain of Preuss' role in the side. Hopefully for Gawn's supercoach scoring Preuss is playing for Casey.

Whitey
Guest
Whitey

any opinions on which line (Fwds or def) would be better if I was only going to have 3 premo's. I'm thinking the fwds but I suppose it depends on where the rookies are.

SC_Kev7
Guest
SC_Kev7

On first viewing there’s more (and better) cheaper value selections in defence. Up forward it gets pretty thin after the obvious DPP picks

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

Scoring output is generally similar but a touch higher with forwards (depending on player of course). I'm personally waiting until I see where the playing rookies will be and then tweak the bookends accordingly.

derek
Guest
derek

i can see a bit more value in defence this year. There are a few players under $500k who could end up in the top 6 defenders. In the forwards you have to pay the price and get them in early

Bazza
Guest
Bazza

Thoughts and opinions please community:

Sicily , Blakely, Witherden, Z Williams, C. Wilkie, M. Hore (B. McKay, H. Wigg)
Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Martin, Foley, Hind, Bewley (Smith, Scott, Atkins)
Grundy, Kreuzer (Fort)
Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Greene, Corbett, Cavarra (Woodcock, Parker)

Will
Guest
Will

Would love your thoughts on my team

Laird, Whitfield, Williams, Scrimshaw, Wilkie, Wigg (Hore, Watson)

Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Merrett, Miles, Walsh, Constable (Bewley, Hind, Hayden)

Grundy, Goldsetin (Bradtke)

Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Rankine, Settlefield, Mosquito (Caravarra,Bines)

Rookies will change
Thoughts?

Michael
Guest
Michael

Keen to hear what you guys think of my team!

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Blakely, Williams, Collins, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg)
MID: Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, Martin, Stocker, Constable, Bewley (Mosquito, Valente, Hind)
RUC: Grundy, Goldstein (Sweet)
FWD: Danger, Smith, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Kreuger (Parker, Cavarra)

Thought I'd go a POD/unique in Grundy, almost no one will have him.

Will hunt
Guest
Will hunt

Good team mate. Great grounding to start from. Sure it’ll be totally different by seasons start. Haha

Michael
Guest
Michael

Cheers mate, and yeh it'll change for sure haha

Matt
Guest
Matt

Lloyd, Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Quaynor, Duursma, Wilkie, Mclennan

Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Libba, Stocker, Ely Smith, Bewley, Valente, Taylor

Grundy, Longer, Fort

Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield, Sturt, Cavara, McAdam, Corbett

Give me the 50k now or????

Westy
Guest
Westy

Current option
D Sicily, Simpson, Whitfield, Z Williams, Logue, Scrimshaw (Wilkie, Wigg)
M Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Martin, Miles, Horlin-Smith, Bennell, Bewley, (Constable, Valente, Hind)
R Grundy, Westhoff (Fort)
F Dangerfield, Gray, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Parker (Cavarra, Corbett)

Should be good for some giggles. Hopefully 13 set and forgets there. Perhaps GHS & Bennell are a bit speculative. Alternatively, throttle down from Westhoff to Longer and update GHS to Zorko.

KeenButClueless
Guest
KeenButClueless

If you are going to run Westhoff at R2, then I presume you plan to push him into the forward line when you can get the right R2. If that’s the case, you would be better having your R3 as a ruck/forward swing.

Westy
Guest
Westy

You’re correct about Westhoff. Good point about R3 therefore needing to be DPP to maximise flexibility.

Maverick_
Guest
Maverick_

Ahhh yess Welcome back gents!!
Looking forward to another enjoyable season with the odd bit of banter thrown round & Thanks Lek and patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
My side as it stands:

DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board.

Maverick_
Guest
Maverick_

Welcome back gents!!
Looking forward to another enjoyable season with the odd bit of banter thrown round & Thanks Lek and patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
My side as it stands:

DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

Lekdog
Admin

My first auto-select team of 2019.

DEF: Simpson, Sicily, Newman, McGrath, Roberton, (Scrimshaw, McLennan)

MID: Cripps, Brayshaw, Shiel, Wingard, Hall, Walsh, Hind, (West, Hill, Woodcock)

RUC: Kreuzer, Mummy, (Clarke)

FWD: Dangerfield, Westhoff, Heeney, Worpel, Rankine, Burgess, (Corbett, Bines)

How would it go community?

Sage
Guest
Sage

That's rubbish Lek. Stop making the bad coaches feel good by posting the worst team you could construct and post your real team

Sage
Guest
Sage

Sorry being mildly facetious doesn't really work in text does it.
I might stick to facts and research and throw the attempts at humour away.

Lekdog
Admin

That's what I did last year :')

Booooom
Guest
Booooom

I like it Lekdog. Very similar to mine early. Days though

TOPHAWK
Guest
TOPHAWK

Is that you Booooomtime?

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

Mummy out for the first few and is questionable. Newman is intriguing but such an awkward price. Roberton – is he still on a modified program after the heart thing???

I'm not touching Shiel or Kreuzer as I consider them fool's gold. Westhoff scares me now with the extra big men at Port.

But who am I to question auto-select!

Lekdog
Admin

All praise auto-select

DavidC
Guest
DavidC

One short in defence. Not sure of your ruck strategy, looks a little fragile …. Mummy's already got hammy problems

derek
Guest
derek

any team with Hall in it has to be a good team

Steg
Guest
Steg

Kreuzer, mummy 👎🏼

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Can no longer post without admin approval, just wondering why?

Such is Fyfe
Guest
Such is Fyfe

Any feedback for 'Such is Fyfe'?
Few of these selections may seem peculiar but some are based with exploiting the new rules in mind, in my eyes a great change and opportunity for Supercoach 2019

DEF:
Simpson, Whitfield, Shaw, Blakely, Collins, Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg)

MID:
Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Martin, Bennell, Constable, Brewley, Hind (West, Woodcock, Hill)

RUCK:
Grundy, Longer (Clarke)

FWD:
Danger, Heeney, Winged, De Goey, Greene, Cavarra (Corbett, Setterfield)

KeenButClueless
Guest
KeenButClueless

Feels short in the mids. I think 5 is a minimum. Many are going 5 and a midpricer. With Beams in, I think DeGoey will be more permanent forward, so I would consider taking him down to a rookie and upgrading Bennell

Such is Fyfe
Guest
Such is Fyfe

Yeah I know I’m one short there for now.. De Goey is based on the new hands in the back rule.. strong upper body, perhaps provides an opportunity for players of his like? Just trying to think outside the square for an early edge

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

How many gws blokes do you want

Such is Fyfe
Guest
Such is Fyfe

Four

derek
Guest
derek

Shaw could be a disaster.

PaddytheMelon
Guest
PaddytheMelon

DEF: Sicily Andrews Blakely Clark Duursma Wilkie (Hore Wigg)

MID: Macrae Cripps Fyfe M. Crouch O'Meara Miles Stocker Atley (Bewley Brownless West)

RUCK: Grundy Goldstein (Sweet)

FWD: Dangerfield Heeney De Goey Greene Setterfield Kreuger (Corbett Cavarra)

RoyWetard
Guest
RoyWetard

How my team looks after Day 1

DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Witherden, Collins, Wilkie, Burgess (Hore, Wigg)

MID: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Merrett, Walsh, Constable, Bewley (Valente, Stocker, Mosquito)

(RUC: Grundy, Goldy (Draper)

FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Rankine, Setterfield, Caverrra (McAdam, Corbett)
73,5k left

With MID premos I'm looking at 4 600k+ and 1 -570k (3 and 2 barring structure change)

RoyWetard
Guest
RoyWetard

Although, there is 1 question that has come to light.

Yeo or No?

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

GG ruck costs you a Def of Fwd spot, it is possible with the reported number of rookies expected to start Rd1. I'm a fan of Yeo, strong possibility of finishing in top ten mids. Wingard scares me, could be great, could full in a heap.

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Tried to make a reply Roy, but it wasn't allowed for some reason. What I said was GG ruck expensive and an extra Def or Fwd premo could be better, however, looks like it may be a rookie year, so could work. Wingard scares me, bang or bust.

Kevan63
Guest
Kevan63

Having GG ruck, leaves you short either a Def or Fwd premo. However, with the expected dearth of rookies, it might not be a bad idea, just hurts to pay out that much. Wingard, bang or bust, good luck, I won't be taking that ride. Is Sam Walsh worth the money?

Wally Brando
Guest
Wally Brando

How do y’all think Dayne Beams will impact Treloar’s output?

Rick Grimes
Guest
Rick Grimes

I See a lot of teams with Blakey. What's the go? Is the thought he gets more midfield time?

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Yes with Neale gone he is one to help fill the role.

Steeeve
Guest
Steeeve

If he runs through the guts in JLT get him in. I much prefer him to Witherden.

Rick Grimes
Guest
Rick Grimes

Thanks guys. Good price if he does rack up more mid time.

markbruty
Guest
markbruty

I guess they think he will help cover Neale? I'm going Witherden as I think he increases his output with the new kick in rule alone by 10 points, then his development on top of that…..

derek
Guest
derek

i'm getting both

Maverick_
Guest
Maverick_

Welcome back gents!!
Looking forward to another enjoyable season with you all n the odd bit of banter thrown round. Big Thanks Lek & patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
My side as it stands:

DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

Maverick
Guest
Maverick

Welcome back gents!!
Looking forward to another enjoyable season with you all n the odd bit of banter thrown round. Big Thanks Lek & patch for keeping this all goin! Now let’s get down to business
My side as it stands:

DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Blakely burchell quaynor burgess (hore wigg)

MID: Cripps Fyfe Neale Dusty beams miles stocker bewley (mosquito valente hind)

RUCK: Grundy Naismith ( bines)

FWD: Danger D.smith heeney Greene setterfield Rose (Stengel cavvara)

Feel free to rip through it all criticism & pointers are taken on board

derek
Guest
derek

put a line through Birchell, his supercoach relevent days are over, even if he is $210k

Maverick
Guest
Maverick

Can someone please enlighten me as to why I cannot post when signed in to my account? It lets me post then cannot actually see my posts in any thread, Lek? Patch? Gutted

Lekdog
Admin

Think I fixed it, unsure what the cause is

Derek
Guest
Derek

Same for me

Sage
Guest
Sage

I can't explain why but I am getting sick of almost every reply or post "having to be approved". I have info to share but for some reason this site doesn't want to know.
I'll give em 24 hours to sort things out then I'll migrate to a more user friendly site with my plethora of research

Rick Grimes
Guest
Rick Grimes

I'm generally not keen on paying more than around $500k for a defender. Is Lloyd worth the price tag? Laird and Sicily I also want, but don't like paying for them. Reckon Crisp is well priced. That is all

derek
Guest
derek

i'm with you. The problem i see is we will need to have the top defenders in there at some stage, so may need to start at least one. Probably laird is the safest.

Williams, Blakely, Witherden, Andrews all under $480k look best options

Lekdog
Admin

Tend to agree, LLoyd and Laird kind of scare me, but can we afford not to have them?

GreendaleFC
Guest
GreendaleFC

I'm just going for Laird since he has a proven history of consistency. Ignoring injury he will almost certainly finish as a top 6 defender. Sicily is a flog and will probably be suspended for a few weeks, and with Lloyd I reckon that there are simply too many bargains down back to have him.

*Edit: I change my mind and say go Lloyd. He takes more kick ins than anyone else in the comp. If he plays on half the time then he's going to be getting a bonus 3-4 kicks per game.

JohnDJ59
Guest
JohnDJ59

Lloyd and Laird are both in my team, just going with premos that I trust this year, not to worried about where they are playing.

Kevdog
Guest
Kevdog

First draft for the year.

DEF: Laird, Blakely, Z.Williams, Collins, Quaynor, McKay (Scrimshaw, McLennan)
MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Dusty, Merrett, Caldwell, Stocker, Bewley (Constable, Smith, Hind)
RUC: Grundy, Goldstein (Fort)
FWD: Dangerfield, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam (Parker, Cavarra)

Thoughts?

callum
Guest
callum

Is having Sinclair in my ruck a risky option this year?

Wondering if I should just go for Goldy instead

FearTheBeard
Guest
FearTheBeard

Ahhhh how bloody good is it to have supercoach re open! Hope you suspects all had a ripper off season! First shot for my 2019 team. Rip it apart lads. Laird, Sicily, Blakeley, Witherden, Scrimshaw, Wilkie (Hore, Wigg) Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Dusy, Beams, Stocker, Bewley, Hind (Constable, Valente, Atkins) Grundy & Gawn (Fort) NOT PLAYING WITH THE RUCKS!!!!! Danger, Franklin, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Corbett, Parker) Did I miss anything ? Any steals? Anyone I need to put a pen through? Beams & Dusty two of my favs player as is Buddy so while not exactly everyone's pick though my… Read more »

Tom
Guest
Tom

Thoughts on Josh J Kennedy? Only 400k and we all know what he can dish up.

dontblushbaby
Guest
dontblushbaby

Too many injuries imo, if he plays the most of the season ,bonus , but thats the gamble

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Could be a decent smokey if he's flying in the pre-season Tom, he's a tasty price and has the big ceiling when on.

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

He's old

TRIGGA_HAPPY
Guest
TRIGGA_HAPPY

The supercoach expert Gill Gardiner from HS has released his team.

Laird, Whitfield – rookies.
Good luck with [email protected]

4 on field rooks in def. Not sure i could even name 4 i think would get a game rd 1.

Surely he is having a lend?? 🤣

Liam
Guest
Liam

Logue,Wigg,Hore,Collins,Scrimshaw,Williamson,Rozee,Quaynor,Clark

Plenty of options,just have to wait and see.

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Yeah Liam there are, but if we select 4 on one line and all 4 score in the 40's or 50's for the first 2-3 weeks what happens then?…probably rage/panic trading. No one knows how it's gonna unfold yet, jlt will help but sometimes that doesn't help much.

Liam
Guest
Liam

Logue,Wigg,Hore,Collins,Scrimshaw,Williamson,Rozee,Quaynor,Clark

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Think he might be mate, just throwing a curveball, he'll probably change it up as I will mine after some of the comments I got on my first effort…fair enough too lol

Derek
Guest
Derek

I’m never been keen on paying over $500k for a defender. This year it is a big guess as to the effect the rule changes will have.

My team has 4 on field rookies in defence, but gone 6 guns in the guts

I’d take a Fyfe or Kelly ahead of Lloyd or a Merrett ahead of Whitfield

All depends on the rookies

Finnius
Guest
Finnius

I reckon you have to go the opposite Derek. These promo defenders will be getting 5+ more touches a game – all kicks. I can see a few going 115+ and even the witherden types going above 105. I think if you’re going to go deep anywhere, defence is good a place as any or you risk getting left behind.

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

Spot on fin. I've gone 4 deep with withers at d4 and 5 deep in the mids

Sage
Guest
Sage

I was looking into Scrimshaw and had a look at the history of #7 draft picks. Number 7 is almost a SC potatoe field #7 Draft pick since inception of the draft 1986-Chris Lindsay – 0 career games 1987-Darren Davies – 39 career games 1988-Leon Cameron – 256 career games B&F 1993 1989-Stephen Edgar – 14 career games 1990-Damian Hampson – 6 career games 1991-Jeremy Guard – 68 career games (Fitzroy) 1992-Wayne Hernaman – 20 career games 1993-Chris L. Johnson – 264 Career games 2xAA 3xPremierships Best SC ave 90 1994-Tony Brown – 108 career games retired before SC started… Read more »

Lekdog
Admin

Umm Daniel Rich? Check mate

Wally Brando
Guest
Wally Brando

DEF: Simpson, Whitfield, Witherden, Z Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw (Duursma, Wigg)
MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Yeo, Merrett, Walsh, Valente, West (Stocker, Constable, Bewley)
RUC: Grundy, Naismith (Bines)
FWD: Dangerfield, Heeney, Dunkley, Daniher, Rozee, Setterfield (Woodcock, Cavarra)

TelescopicCox
Guest
TelescopicCox

First draft I've gone for overkill in the mids:

PROS – Lots of point production early
CONS – limiting myself to only 2 premo spots left, need to nail my picks from the start or sideways trade

D – Laird, Crisp, Williams, Collins, Wilkie, Hore (Duursma, Wigg)
M – Macrae, Cripps, Kelly, Neale, Beams, Dusty, Stocker, Valente (Constable, Hind, Bewley)
R – Grundy, Goldy (Bines)
F – Danger, Heeney, Greene, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Hill, Parker)

Rick Grimes
Guest
Rick Grimes

Looks solid to me. Greene will be key. You'll need him back to 90+ output or the balance is off. Otherwise, If the rookies get up R1, you're good to go.

Godd_Toldstein
Guest
Godd_Toldstein

That's a big con

Phil
Guest
Phil

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Z.Williams, B.Smith, Collins, Scimshaw (Watson, Wigg)
MID: Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Z.Merrett, Miles, Walsh, Constable, Bewley (Valente, Hind, West)
RCK: Gawn, Westhoff (Fort)
FWD: Danger, D.Smith, Heeney, Greene, Setterfield, Burgess (Parker, Cavarra)

Very first go. Thoughts?

Rick Grimes
Guest
Rick Grimes

Lotta teams with Greene. I appreciate the price is tasty, but do we trust this bloke? Seems akin to losing a grand to a Nigerian fraudster then contemplating sending him another grand.

Rivo
Guest
Rivo

Here is my updated starting team.
Not stuffing around with the rucks, G&R approach with a couple of mid price thrown in. Thoughts please community…

D: Lloyd, Laird, Witherden, B.Smith, S.Collins,
Scrimshaw (Hore, Wigg);
M: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Dusty, Miles, Walsh, Stocker, Bewley (Valente, Mosquito, Hind);
R: Grundy, Gawn (Fort)
F: Danger, D. Smith, Higgins, Rankine, Setterfield, Cavara (Parker, Wilkinson).

Rivo
Guest
Rivo

Hey Lek/Community.
Thoughts on the above please?

Revised team down to Witherden & Macrae v Simpson & Yeo. Which one?

PizzaSafety
Guest
PizzaSafety

D- Sicily, Whitfield, Witherden, Williams, Wilkie, Hore (Burgess, McLennan)
M- Macrae, Fyfe, Neale, Yeo, Dusty, S Walsh, Bewley, Hind (Stoker, Constable, Atley)
R- Grundy, Goldy, (Bines)
F- Danger, Heeney, Wingard, Setterfield, McAdam, Cavarra (Corbett, M Parker).

Only 4k in the bank so hopefully another 102k rookie will pop its head up, otherwise it might need to be Macrae down to Cripps or Dusty down to M Crouch/Zerrett.

Booooom Time
Guest
Booooom Time

Hey All, Not sure if this is the right place to put this but here goes. I’m new to JR community. But no slouch in the SC department. Last year I took a $500 weekly prize went into Byes ranked 63rd. Top 300 second last round then ended around the top 1000 mark after an average final round. Best finish is 69th overall in 2009 when we had over 340000 playing the game. Finished in top 1700 in 2017 I’ve only ever run my own league with workmates, but now keen to try take on some of the big guns.… Read more »

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

You little beauty!! Supercoach 2019 is back and TOPHAWK is baaaack!!

And to celebrate, I have sent out an invite to join my Guns and Rookies league in 2019. Only Supercoach guns need apply. Time wasters not tolerated! 😀

Code: 890970

Looking forward to some more epic battles in 2019. Cheers community.

Thats Gold Jerry
Guest
Thats Gold Jerry

Thanks TOPHAWK..I usually finish top 3-7 %…

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Thanks Jerry. Hope you make the cut mate.

Russty_
Guest
Russty_

Hi Hawk, good to see you mate, allright if I jump in?

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Absolutely mate! Go for it. Will be on here more now that things are heating up again. Looking forward to some more epic battles mate!

hedski
Guest
hedski

Got a spot spare Toppa?
Im keen to go round again

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Bloody oath Hedski. Always ding dong battles between us every year. Cheers!

hedski
Guest
hedski

The Martini Police are in mate, good on ya bud.

Booooom Time
Guest
Booooom Time

I’m ready to rumble with the Big Guns . Looking forward to the Guns and Rookies challenge.

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

I know you will challenge some of the elite Coaches in this league. Show 'em what you got!! Good luck mate.

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

Can I jump in TH?

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Gday mate. Go for it. Cheers

BrownlowBoy
Guest
BrownlowBoy

League is full TH! I'll jump into another league with you at some stage no doubt!

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

I am happy to open a spot for you mate. Let me know when you get this message and I will create a slot. My league got swamped this year. After one hour from posting on JR it was full. Not a bad problem though. Cheers

KeenButClueless
Guest
KeenButClueless

Thanks. Singapore Flyers ready to rock’n’roll!

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Good stuff! You are in mate.

TRIGGA_HAPPY
Guest
TRIGGA_HAPPY

Pulled the triiga on that league hawk

This gun is in.

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Locked and loaded. Get on board.

You are AFL SC royalty mate.

BUT I see you are giving me and some of my buddies a hard time in my Big Bash League!

Love it!!

gator59
Guest
gator59

Count me in if it's ok Toppa.. Cheers mate

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

All good to go Gator.

Fisherdann
Guest
Fisherdann

Ok if I join?

I finished 5747th 2015 and 4131st 2016 and we wont talk about the other years, all finishing either just in or out of the top 20000.
Last year I had a great start, stayed in the top 10000 until round 8 where I had a sub 2000 score and never recovered finishing 22000.
Boot me if you need.
Hope I make the cut. Cheers Hawk

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Will keep you in the mix. Cheers Fisher.

Liam
Guest
Liam

I’ve joined if that’s ok mate, was in last year

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

All good Liam. Welcome to the Guns and Rookies league!

Maverick_
Guest
Maverick_

Would like to get in on your league sometime TH looks like it’s full now though

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Hi Maverick. I will try and open a spot for you. Send me a message when you see my message and I will create an opening. Cheers mate.

Beezneez
Guest
Beezneez

Hi Tophawk I was in your league last year and tried to join again – bit slow off the mark. Any chance for a spot if you open another one.

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Will make a spot for you and Shake and Bake. You guys are the lucky last to make the cut. The Guns and Rookies league is now locked and loaded. Give me a few minutes to open the two spots. Good to see you back mate!

Shake_n_bake
Guest
Shake_n_bake

Cheers Hawk make sure you get back in my league 680579 🍻

Beezneez
Guest
Beezneez

Cheers Hawk. Looking forward to it.

Beezneez
Guest
Beezneez

PS team name was Morphy Maulers

Beezneez
Guest
Beezneez

Hi Tophawk tried to reply to you before but our power went down including the a/c on this 44 degree day. Anyhow, I was in your league last year with team name Morphy Maulers. Went to join but league is full. Could you keep me in mind if you start up another one. Enjoyed the competition last year. I think you beat me by one point in one game.

Tyruddanaut
Guest
Tyruddanaut

I’m in Tophawk. If it’s a battle you want, you will want to play me in the first half of the season before I run out of trades and drop 10,000 ranks from a top 1,000 push.

Shake_n_bake
Guest
Shake_n_bake

No more spots Hawk????

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Will open a spot for you and beezneez. After that, the Guns and Rookies league is locked and loaded! Look forward to some more ripper battles this year! Give me a couple of minutes to open the last 2 spots.

Booooom Time
Guest
Booooom Time

Hey TH. I’m just getting registered. Be ready to rumble for sure.

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Welcome to the jungle!

kinglear009
Guest
kinglear009

After a year of lurking in the shadows, I've finally decided to jump on board the forums and the topic that drove me from slumber like an aged detective chasing his one cold case is Josh Kelly. Certified gun last year but people seem less keen on him this year. Getting more experience and Shiel's exit gives him even more of the inside football. The equations I've concocted all over the walls of my apartment point to a knockout season from the guy – anyone with me?

Finnius
Guest
Finnius

I like him. Injury hit and still averaged above 115. Has a huge ceiling and could easily go to another level. Wouldn’t mind a cheeky 5er on him for the Brownlow 🙂

Lekdog
Admin

Great to have you!

Josh
Guest
Josh

Backs

J crisp, JJ, C Blakey
Williams, Collins, Logue ( wilki, McKay )

Mids

Fyfe, bont, matin, m crouch
Shiel, hall, Hannebery, atley ( Bennell, Constance, hind )

Rucks

Goldie, longer ( fort )

Forwards

Danger, Heeney, de goey
J Kennedy, setterfield, Burgess ( Parker, cavarra )

Love your work guys any help would be appreciated thanks

Finnius
Guest
Finnius

Hi all, good luck for SC in 2019! I think its only worth discussing promos at this point, mainly because rookies are going to be selected on the Thursday night of round 1 at team selection. Atm I am going pretty much straight with G & R, except for some funky thinking in the rucks. DEF: Lloyd, laird, witherden, Williams Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Neale RUCK: Grundy, Mummy (Naismith/R3 rookie) FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Chad (@Patch) I have gone ultra deluxe in the mids – because I have picked everyone who I think can go 120+. I am worried about… Read more »

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Hi Finnius. I am your bunny after last season. You were unbelievable. Well played. But here is my take anyway! I really like the early structure of your side. (minus rookies) The only thing that concerns me is your mega spend down back. Do you really need to start with 2 uber premos in Lloyd and Laird? At this stage, I am starting with only one of those 2 guys come season start. I like the best coaches in my "Guns and Rookies" league. Feel free to join. No questions asked. (Code 890970) Cheers, TOPHAWK

Derek
Guest
Derek

Can I join your league TH?

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

Of course mate. You are in. You provide insights that are pure gold. I have not agreed with you on some calls over the years, but the G&R league needs a calm, composed, and savvy coach. Cheers.

derek
Guest
derek

i'm definitely a Guns 'n rookie player, with the occasional Lobbe

neil demons delight
Guest

just joined TOPPA hope you don't mind Hi to the flying Finn and Derek .Looks like it could be a great year boys. Toppa ,I actually agree with Finn Laird and Lloyd are in the best 6 def no doubt so I am taking them early as well as Grundy and gawn , none better. It's the mid prems after M4 that concern me most MacRae Fyfe Cripps and Oliver look set ..I might even look at Brayshaw good luck NDD

TOPHAWK1
Guest
TOPHAWK1

I do mind. You and Trigga keep pumping everyone in my Big Bash league! But I Love it.

Big bash SC cricket is the curtain raiser for the season proper.

Welcome to the Guns and Rookies league mate. I have a few new coaches joining this year who are top shelf also.

Get ready for battle!

Cheers Neil.

TH

TRIGGA_HAPPY
Guest
TRIGGA_HAPPY

Cheers hawk

As i said when i joined- no point being part of it unless you have a red hot go and give u a run for your money. 😁

Finnius
Guest
Finnius

Neale looks like a lock for me NDD. New club, he’ll lead that young midfield and has potential to just collect the football like not many others. I see him averaging st least 115 this year. Good luck This year 🙂

neil demons delight
Guest

He next in line mid. Finn. Average 105 ish but could go higher.Rarely misses

Finnius
Guest
Finnius

Thanks tophawk – I will join! My thinking is that with the new rules these defensive blokes are just going to go through the roof with their amount of touches. Laird and Lloyd are major accumulators who are just going to get even more of the footy. If you look at Lloyd’s scores in particular from the second half of last year it was pretty ridiculous – I think he could be a genuine skipper option this year. If I was going to offload one it would be laird, but I don’t see him dropping in price much throughout the… Read more »

Shake_n_bake
Guest
Shake_n_bake

Hey Hawk hope you can open up a spot! Working flat out over the Christmas period but im back. Would be great to join in.

Phat Phuc
Guest
Phat Phuc

Chad's spud scores traditionally come in the front half of the season. He'll be 100k cheaper at bye time

The Ranger
Guest
The Ranger

You've made me rethink my structure Fin so onya mate.
I was going 3-5-2-3 as I usually do but that back 4 you have looks pretty nice.
Mummy tho…not sure how you can have him in as a keeper.
I get that it gives you a D4 but it's a risky pick anyway that you look at it and keepers aren't supposed to be risky.

NoLanguage
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NoLanguage

Wingard is overrated. Mummy too injury prone. Really like the Neale and Dunkley picks though 🙂

GloryDays94
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GloryDays94

Hey Guys!

Here is my thrown together team!

Laird, Blakely, Witherden, Williams, Rozee, Wilkie (Wigg, Hore)

MaCrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Martin, Sloane, Stocker, Constable, Atley (Ling, West, Hind)

Gawn, Goldy (Fort)

Danger, Dunkley, Darling, Setterfield, McAdam, Burgess (Cavarra, Wilkinson)

158,900 im bank

Idead and thoughts welcome!

Richard
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Richard

Blakey, Williams, rookies

Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Kelly, Merrett, Rookies

Grundy, Kruzer

Danger, Menagola, Smith, Heany, Rookies

dontblushbaby
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dontblushbaby

I'm warming to Kreuzer, they believe he's on top of his injuries, jury still out though, see what happens

Everyone will have Danger, however with Dollhouse, Rohan included this year the Cats will be hard to judge imo with SC and the likes of Menagola ect I'm not sure what their role will be , again IMO, good luck

Beezneez
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Beezneez

Mids and Fwds looking good but at the expense of being thin in defence – no Laird, Lloyd, Whitfield, Sicily or Simpson.

Bob
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Bob

You're all going to want to end up with Grundy/Gawn, so why not start there?

That said… very keen to hear the community's feedback on this approach.

Lloyd Hurn Roberton Birchall** Collins Hore (Wilkie Wigg)
Macrae Cripps Fyfe Kelly Viney Miles Smith Bewley (Hind Valentine Riach)
Grundy Gawn (Fort)
Danger Dunkley Greene Daniher Setterfield Cavarra (Corbett Parker)

**if fit

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Because thats what the rest of your team looks like when you drop that much cash in the rucks to save a trade

Bob
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Bob

Good one – hadn't occurred to me until now that there would be trade-offs. Anything constructive to offer beyond the obvious pot shots that seem to be your go? You seem to have a lot of time to waste…

My take: There are 10 picks you would expect to be keepers. Hopefully 11 – maybe 12 if I'm lucky. So probably 1 or 2 short. Almost certainly too many gambles in defence. Obvious big question mark over Daniher. But let's see what JLT brings.

Finnius
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Finnius

Gawn could drop off his scoring slightly I think – will be able to pick up for &gt;600 throughout the year. Idm looking at the other options in the first few rounds as well while also making some cash from these cows we might be given 🙂

Bob
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Bob

Cheers. Will be interesting to see how they plan to use Preuss.

Whitey
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Whitey

Daniher and Greene are injury concerns so might need to find some cash. Maybe drop one of the midfielders, so hard to tell right now when we don't know what lines the rookies are strongest in.

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

Because you're almost guaranteed to get them for $100k cheaper at some stage. They are at max price now whereas players in other lines are discounted and would rather use the cash there.

Bob
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Bob

Have swapped Lloyd/Hurn/Roberton for Laird/Sicily/Witherden (after a closer look at their stats and factoring in the new kick-in rule).
Also Dunkley for Heeney. And Smith and Daniher for cheap rookies.
Improves the short and long term bottom line – assuming Witherden is a potential keeper – and there are enough mid and forward rookies playing.
But I'm keeping Grundy/Gawn combo … for now.

John Hines
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John Hines

My funky team ATM

Defence Simpson, Andrews, Blakely, Z Williams, Roberton, Hore (Wilkie, Wigg)

Midfield Cripps, J Kelly, Yeo, D Beams, Shuey, Miles, Bewley, Valentie, (E Smith, Hind, West)

Rucks B Grundy, Z Clarke (Fort)

Forwards Dangerfield, Menegola, R Gray, Corbett, Ling, I Hill, (Schultz, M Parker)

I got $310k left
any suggestions welcome

Michael
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Michael

First team I've seen so far with Andrews, I feel he was forgotten about after that big hit last year. I'm tempted.

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

Fix your rucks

Godd_Toldstein
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Godd_Toldstein

And forwards and mids

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

Ready for the abuse but here goes! Def: Hurn, Short, Witherden, Z Williams, Wilkie, Hore, (Burgess, Wigg) Mids: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Merrett, Miles, Stocker, Constable, Bewley (Woodcock, Hind, Foley) Rucks: Grundy Goldy (Sweet) Fwds: Danger, Dunkley, Wingard, Lynch, Setterfield, McAdams, (Parker, Cavarra) $172k left which will be a Lynch-to-Heeney upgrade if he's not ready for R1. I know the defense may be perceived as light but I won't pay premium prices for the top few selections. Reviewing last years form guide, they all drop significantly throughout the season. Short is a bit of a POD at present but post bye… Read more »

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Midfield is far too week, reckon you need 5 premos in the guts.

neil demons delight
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Sorry Tom but I like the team however the tradeoff going M4 should be Gawn. Its either Goldy and Neale or Gawn and fallen m/p NDD

fatboyfat7
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fatboyfat7

Thanks for the feedback gents.

I have the cash to change Goldy but a bit curious where Pruess fits in…?

TommyC99
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TommyC99

Which 2 out of Blakely, witherden and Williams?

Finnius
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Finnius

Witherden and Williams for me. I think Blakey has had enough opportunities to lift and hasn’t. I think it’s too much of a speculative/hopeful pick at this stage. I’ll need to see some serious JLT scores to change my mind.

Michael
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Michael

anyone going to have a crack at Hibberd for 398k? could he get his rebound defender role back this year?

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Mate, leave him right alone. That prick burnt me to a crisp last year. There are plenty of other great defensive options at that price or less. Just my take. Cheers

WTFoxtrot_58
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WTFoxtrot_58

Once bitten for me, so no.

neil demons delight
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No DEMON defenders for me.The ball will rarely get to that end this year

gator59
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gator59

hahaha good one neil

GloryDays94
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GloryDays94

Yeah I am going goldy. Think he will get back to big scores again now Preuss is gone.

Phat Phuc
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Phat Phuc

This year I teach Number 1 disciple Toby Tantrum new secret flykick.
Make many yuan and points for your Supercoach

MC
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MC

Could someone please enlighten me as to where Tom Scully is at…

Is he expected to be ready for round one? Is he going to be a different player with that cooked ankle?

DavidC
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DavidC

Highly unlikely for round 1, maybe a chance for midseason, might not play all season. There is a reason GWS let him go for nothing.

WTFoxtrot_58
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WTFoxtrot_58

780130 open for all.
First in best dressed.

Locked and Loaded
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Locked and Loaded

WE'RE BACK BABY!!

First draft lmk thoughts… Cheers legends!

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Collins, Hore, Duursma (Wigg, Wilkie)

MID: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Kelly, Zerrett, Smith, Constable, Atkins (Woodcock, Hind, Bewley)

RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

FWD: Danger, Smith, Heeney, Setterfield, Schultz, Stengle (Cavarra, Parker)

Rick Grimes
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Rick Grimes

No, no, hear me out…Tom Bellchambers.

GreendaleFC
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GreendaleFC

It wouldn't be January if my team wasn't full of midpricers. I reckon there's heaps of value in defence this year.

D: Laird, Blakely, B Smith, Roberton, Birchall, Burgess, (Hore, Wigg)

M: Fyfe, Kelly, Neale, Martin, Viney, B Crouch, Hannebery, Setterfield, (Constable, Ling, E Smith)

R: Grundy, Mumford, (Bines)

F: Dangerfield, Heeney, Wingard, Greene, Stengle, Petrucelle, (Corbett, Cavarra)

Gord29
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Gord29

very risky in the mids

GreendaleFC
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GreendaleFC

Yeah I've changed it a little now to replace Hannebery and Roberton with Whitfield and Bewley. I'm very confident with Viney, B Crouch I'll need to keep an eye on though.

DavidC
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DavidC

Mummy is out for the first 2 rounds, are you taking the donuts?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Just going to put up my main players since the rookies and mid priced players will sort themselves out as we get close to the start of the season. Def: Lloyd, Laird, Williams. Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Coniglo, Bont. Ruck: Grundy, Nank. Fwd: Danger, Smith. If the rookies don't turn up and a mid priced player screams to be picked in the middle, I will consider dropping one of my top 5 mid players.

derek
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derek

Lloyd is $600+ that is just alot of dollars. You can get a ZMerrett and still have $50k left over.

I know it all depends on where the rookies are, but if there are defence rookies avaliable, would you look at going an extra Mid like a merrett or Kelly?

JohnDJ59
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JohnDJ59

Hi Derek, good question, the last two years I have started with one premo and one mid pricer down back due to the rookies turning up there, I would be more inclined to do the same this year, Mills 428,900 instead of Lloyd maybe.

Dice_real
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Dice_real

644771 for the coaches who put in the hard yards researching.
Looking for top 100 league overall

TOPHAWK1
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TOPHAWK1

Happy to join your league mate. Let me know. Cheers

Dice_real
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Dice_real

Get in there Hawk!

hedski
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hedski

I'm in Dice, go cats.

The Ranger
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The Ranger

I'm in Dice.
Onya mate.

Bombers56
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Bombers56

Think I got the last spot, good see so many familiar teams

Eric_the_Red
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Eric_the_Red

Am considering a Ryan v Witherden selection in defence. Any thoughts on either?

Alex
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Alex

Witherden by the length of the MCG

TheSpangh
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TheSpangh

Trying to minimise risks with my premiums, think the extra 20 pts Gawn and Grundy fetch over other ruckmen gets them the nod. As always I can't resist Brodie Smith. Think the mids and forwards have the better rookie options at the moment so I've spent big on the backline.

DEF Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Crisp, B Smith, Williamson (Collins, Naish)

MID Cripps, Fyfe, J Kelly, Hall, Constable, I Hill, Rowbottom, West (E Smith, Valente, Ross)

RUC Grundy, Gawn (Fullarton)

FWD Dangerfield, D Smith, Heeney, Corbett, Moore, Cavarra (Stengle, Mosquito)

Gord29
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Gord29

Tear it apart

First crack, all rookies will more than likely change. Going heavy in the mids

Laird, Blakely, Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw, Mckay, Hore, Wigg
Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, Neale, Martin, Mosqutio, Bewley, Valente, Hind, West
Grundy, Krez, Draper
Dangerfield, Gray, Greene, Cockatoo, Setterfield, Corbett, McAdam, Cavarra

18500 left