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RATE MY TEAM MEGATHREAD

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It’s TIME, community, we’ve begun rolling out our Rate My Team threads across the site and now we want to see yours! It’s been a long preseason, with a lot of confusion, a lot of tribulation about the ruck line, the back line, the new rules and of course… the dreaded forward line.

So spill forth your teams in all their glory! Who have you locked in? Who are you still tearing your hair out over? Who’s your pick to take season 2019 by storm?

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TommyC99

Hey community, 25k left over. Thoughts appreciated! I would love Macrae and he will be tough to get in later in the season, but just can't squeeze him in atm. Also not sold on Neale after his overhandballing in JLT 2

Def: Hurn, Crisp, Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw, Clark (Burgess, hore)
Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Dusty, M Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Constable (Drew, Scott, Atkins)
Ruc: Grundy, Gawn (Sweet)
Fwd: Danger, Heeney, Mundy, Moore, Setterfield, Petrucelle (Balta*, Parker

SC god

Solid team personally wouldn’t go crisp and maybe consider Dunkley instead of Mundy?

CJ47

Fairly similar team to mine. I squeezed in Macrae over Oliver somehow lol
Forward line exactly the same (for now atleast) other than Mundy for Mitch Robinson

Looking for numbers in 1 of my leagues: 310708

bremobademo

Rookie league lol 339833

Northerner

Dimma said today he’s not playing Balta with Lynch and Reiwoldt.

NoLanguage96

Same M1-5 I've gone Libba instead of Walsh. Really like the Crisp pick but I would go Kelly or Greene over Mundy personally

TommyC99

Yeah I was keen on Mundy early but starting to go a little cold. Kelly does look the goods but got an eye on bye structure and having 3 with the same bye on the same line is an issue for me

JEL

So long as you have 18, it doesn't matter if there are multiple on one line for the byes.

Sven

Feedback would be appreciated. $159,700 in bank.

Def: Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark, Duursma (Watson, Hore)
Mid: Cripps, Martin, B Crouch, Rockliff, Sheed, Liberatore, Cousins, Walsh (Butters, Constable, Drew)
Ruc: Grundy, Gawn (Clarke)
Fwd: Danger, Heeney, Kelly, Greene, Vandenberg, Setterfield (Petrucelle, Parker)

Boris_Baconbeer

Wow you don't mind risk. prolly run out of trades in the end I reckon.

nankthetank

Mid needs to be changed, I love a mid pricer as much as the next guy but you can't only start 2 premos in the midfield

Tyruddanaut

Too many midpricers!

About 5-6 is the max you should have, but you have 8-11, depending on what you class Walsh, Cousins and Dusty as.
Maybe downgrade Vandenberg, who is completely unproven, to Atkins, Gibbons etc. with rearrangements. Then upgrade Rocky, Sheed or Libba to a premium. Make sure you have the players who you think will do the best in their positions and not just the ones that present value.

Bossarello14

Vanderberg is an error.
Can only take 2of4 out of Rocky, Libba, bCrouch & Sheed to limit risk exposure-grab others if a premo flunks in 1st two weeks
Consider Burgess over Watson

bremobademo

Not sure about Greene.. last time i had him was 2017
Join my league 339833

Krups

In my view, way to much risk in the midfield mate.

Naka

Appreciate some feedback, $6k in the bank

Def: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark (Duursma, Hore)
Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Conigs, M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Cousins, Walsh, Atkins (Constable, Scott, Gibbons)
Ruck: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
Fwd: Danger, Heany, Greene, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Balta, Petruccelle)

Stretch Marks

I have the same fwd line. F3 is the only part of my team I’m worried about.

Bossarello14

Switch cousins for a genuine rookie, then use the cash to get a 4th def premo

Patch

Double Crouch! Solid mate, not risking much with rookies onfield, I like it.

Super_Crouch

My only consideration is that with 6k in the kitty, you’re incredibly reliant on perfect 1 up/1 down trades

Engo

Would appreciate your feedback community.

Def: Laird, Whitfield, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark (Duursma, Hore)

Mids: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Martin, B Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Constable (Scott, Atkins, Gibbons)

Rucks: Gawn, Goldstein (Sweet)

Forwards: Dangerfield, Heeney, Kelly, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Petruccelle, Parker)

Bossarello14

Consider switching Walsh and Butters for cheap rookies available, then use the cash to upgrade bCouch to a genuine premo mid

Brn

Walsh and butters are guns. Wish i could clone them

Fevalution

What are ya thoughts fellas?

Def: Laird, Witherden, Williams, Collins, Scrimshaw, Clark (Duursma, Burgess)
Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Neale, Coniglio, M.Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Butters (Scott, Constable, Atkins)
Rucks: Gawn, Goldstein (Clark)
Fwd: Danger, Heeney, Greene, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Balta, Parker)

Bossarello14

Consider switching Walsh and Butters for cheap rookies Then use cash to upgrade Collins to B Smith

Patch

I wouldn't be dropping Butters in a hurry, he looks like a must-have

Patch

Not sure on Witherden at all mate, but aside from that and Tobias Greene, who I don't like but is admittedly value, I can't fault it. How much cash do you have left? Are you able to upgrade Witherden?

Lochie

Making a few changes here and there everyday but currently:

Def: Sicily, Crisp, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark. (Duursma, Hore)

Mids: Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, B. Crouch, Cousins, Walsh, Butters. (Constable, Scott, Gibbons)

Rucks: Grundy, Goldstein. (Bines)

Fwds: Dangerfield, Smith, Heeney, Setterfield, Drew, Balta. (Burgess, Parker)

Bossarello14

Not sold on cousins but the rest looks solid mate 👍

oldmategav

Id take kelly and laird over Sicily and Smith but the rest looks good!

bremobademo

What about Simpson? Already got Laird

gghsamazingrace

D: Laird, Witherden, Z. Williams, B. Smith, Clark, Scrimshaw + Duursma, Hore

M: Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, M. Crouch, B. Crouch, Liberatore, Walsh, Butters + Constable, Scott, Gibbons

R: Grundy, Goldstein + Clarke

F: Dangerfield, Heeney, T. Kelly, Setterfield, Drew, Parker + Burgess, Petruccelle

$108,900 left.

Tyruddanaut

Probably just an upgrade of one of the midpricers, using your extra money, but otherwise it's looking good.

Patch

Tend to agree, I reckon there's room for only one of Brad Crouch or Libba in the midfield

Crouch_Surfing

Liking that you’ve got a fair chunk of change left over, but I reckon it would be worth spending an extra 50-60k to upgrade one of the mid pricers

Alferton

Hi community. Would love feedback on my team.

Def: Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Smith, Collins, Clarke.
( Durrsma, Burgesses).

Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Martin, M. Crouch, Rocky, Libba, Walsh, Butters. ( Constable, Hind, Gibbons).

Rucks: Grundy, Goldy ( Bines).

Fwds: Danger, Heeney, Greene, Moore, Setterfield, Drew. (Petrucelle, Parker).

$68,300 in the bank. Thank you.

Bossarello14

Little too much risk exposure with Whitfield (uncertainty around role change), Greene, Rocky and Libba in same team.
Also gotta think long and hard about not starting with Gawn!

Jono

My side is as follows …. any changes would be appreciated… I have 17.5k in the bank

Laird,Whitfield, Hurn,Smith,Collins and Clark. (Hore and Watson)

Macrae,Fyfe,Kelly,Martin,M.Crouch, Walsh,Butters and Atkins. (Scott,Wicks and Gibbons)

Grundy and Goldy (Bines)

Danger,Heeney,Darling,Setterfield,
Drew,Parker. (Balta and Wilkinson

Cheers Jono

Bossarello14

U need Gawn!
Look for cheaper rookies than Walsh and Butters to achieve this.
Duursma better option than Collins
Petruccelle better option than Balta

Locked and Loaded

Bro post above you say that that team must consider starting without Gawn then the team reveal right under that you say he needs Gawn lol which one is it mate??

Locked and Loaded

Lol my bad I read that wrong apologies… just hear so many contradicting pieces of advice

Patch

DARLING! YES! Someone's picked him! I really rate that forward line, which is a tough thing to achieve this year. I reckon the lack of Cripps and Oliver/Neale might hurt, would you consider downgrading Walsh to Constable to upgrade one of Fyfe or Kelly?

Jono

Sorry that isn't meant to say Kelly there it's suppossed to say Conigilio!!

bremobademo

Oliver over Fyfe
Coniglio over Martin

Dallas Byars

$15,900 in the kitty remaining.

B: Lloyd, Hurn, Williams, Smith, Collins, Clark (Scrimshaw, Horse)
M: Cripps, Martin, Brayshaw, Taranto, B. Crouch, Liberatore, Walsh, Butters (Constable, Drew, Atkins)
R: Grundy, Goldstein (Bines)
F: Dangerfield, Westhoff, Henney, Moore, Setterfield, Balta (Petruccelle, Parker)

Bossarello14

U need Gawn
Too many mid pricers in midfield
Balta a no for me

Xman

DMARTIN or MCROUCH…?

-both have same bye round…

Northerner

Both good. Crouch more consistent. Dusty has high and low patches. I feel Dusty more likely to be able to grab cheaper than Crouch over the season

Stretch Marks

I’ve gone Merrett, who I am rating just ahead if M Crouch and just ahead of Martin

Bossarello14

Dusty struggled with mental health last year, explained a lot for me. Got the feeling he’s about to tear the comp a new one as per 2017.

COREYSC

On Consistency I would take M.Crouch

Patch

I'll tell you in three weeks 😛

I'm going Crouch at the moment but as Bossa said, Dusty's admission this week he's been struggling (which is a huge thing to admit to in the public sphere and we wish him all the best) is a big part of 2018's dip in scores

Crouch_Surfing

I’ve gone M.Crouch – but it’s always hard to keep out Dusty with Carlton as game one – he always seems to go big in those ones!

bremobademo

Heeney

Damo

Def Lloyd Laird Williams Collins Scrimshaw Clark (duursma hore)
Mids MacRae Cripps Neale jelwood Taranto Walsh butters constable (hately Scott atkins)
Rucks Grundy Gawn (sweet)
Fwds danger Heeney dahlhous setterfield drew balta (petrecelle Parker)

Bossarello14

I reckon expensive rookies are leaving u a lil underdone down back (Collins) and up forward (Dahlhaus)

Russty_

Collins isn't a rookie, and agree on Dahlhaus, better options there.
Wouldn't trust Balta would get a game for long if at all Damo.
And Walsh is an expensive rookie worth keeping Damo, maybe Butters too..maybe ditch Hately for Gibbons.

Vin

Hello everyone,
Would really appreciate help – this below is only what’s required to be sorted to complete my team:

Option 1 – Whitfield (D1) , B. Crouch (M6) & T.Green (F3) OR
Option 2 – Lloyd (D1) , Walsh (M6) & J.Dunkley (F3)

Thanks very much!!

Northerner

Second. More guns and rookies which is the golden rule in this game.

Bossarello14

2nd for sure, more potent

Patch

The one without Toby Greene in it please

Vin

Thanks very much guys!!

Eric_the_Red

Aiming for a POD defence. Thoughts on the following?

Option 1
Hurn and Crisp

Option 2
Simpson and Savage

Option 3
Any of the above and Williams (not quite so POD)

Northerner

Hurn and Williams by the length of the straight. Whitfield??

Tyruddanaut

Hurn and Williams I'm thinking. Crisp could be sneaky, but way too much risk. At least with Williams you know he will maintain value

Bossarello14

Option 1 will be fairly unique and is still potent. Crisp just needs a lil more consistency but I’d back him for that this year

bremobademo

Simpson, Laird, Crisp
Rest rookies for Defence
(Collins, Hore, Clark Scrim)

Nathan Mancusi

Hey Guys, going for League Win here.

$274k in bank

D: Simpson, Crisp, Mills, B.Smith, Scrimshaw, Duursma (Clark, Hire)
M: Neale, Sidebottom, Ang. Brayshaw, Taranto, B. Crouch, Liberatore, Walsh, Butters (Constable, Scott, Gibbons)
R: Hawn, Goldstein (Clarke)
F: Dangerfield, Smith, Heeney, Setterfield, Drew, Petruccelle (Balta, Parker)

Thanks in advance!

Bossarello14

I’d change crisp & mills to Sicily & Laird
Taranto bCrouch and Libba is mid price madness
Take cheaper mid rookies and use cash to upgrade those mid-priced mids
Brave/Silly to start without Grundy
Switch Balta for another rookie

Patch

THE SIDEBUM!

I'm thinking you might need a few more guns in the midfield – I'd spend the cash and part ways with one of Libba, Brad Crouch or Taranto and turn them into a Macrae or Cripps. I know it robs the team of a bit of PODness, but I worry you'll just struggle score-wise without them. I'd rather be starting keepers in the midfield if I can

Crouch_Surfing

Huge amount left in the bank! I’d be concerned carrying Taranto, Crouch and Libba… maybe worth upgrading one of them now, rather than burning a trade once we get into the real stuff

Zach

Looking for feedback. Playing for overall.

Lloyd Laird Smit
Scrimshaw Clark Burgess

Macrae Cripps Oliver Neale
Dusty Walsh Constable Hind

Grundy Gawn

Danger Smith Heeney
Setterfield Drew Parker

Cheers

NoLanguage96

I'd trade Devon for Kelly or Dunkley up fwd

Bossarello14

U can do better than Hind
Neale handballs too much for mine, maybe grab a cheaper option to enable u to get Simpson or Sicily in def

Holty01

Like it Zach. You have done well to fit all this in to the salary cap. Neale is a gun. Averaged 110 last 3 years being predominantly handball friendly. He wins the contested ball so doesn’t matter if he handballs a lot imo.
My only worry would be the forward line. Not a lot of rookies this year shouting out pick me so having 3 on field might cause some headaches. Agree with Boss on Hind. Don’t start him onfield

bremobademo

Kelly over smith
Coniglio over Martin
Crisp over Lloyd
Simpson over Smith
Heeney over Neale
Butters over Constable or sit Constable on the bench
Not sure about Hind but you should consider Cousins or Setterfield as starters
Goldstein over Gawn (save some cash) or sacrifice Grundy for Goldstein and Gawn (pre-season not that convincing)

This is just my judgement

nankthetank

G'day community,
If you had to pick, would you go Macrae and Whitfield or Neale and Lloyd?

Sharkmove_King

Macrae and Whitfield quite easily

Holty01

all Keepers. Macrae however is the only one you would happily have the C on week in week out.

Nice_Person

Neale will go another level, macrea is a beast. Try fit them both in

Lloyd probably a touch overpriced, and whitfeild can drop the odd 60 both could be great early upgrades

bremobademo

Macrae and Neale if i had to from the 4.
Heeney and Coniglio is a must for me

derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

ive set up a new division.

Div 5 Code: 142422

We still have too many in Div 1 and Div 3. Can a few people move across to Div 5

I'll have to boot a few out in a couple of days to even the divisions

remember it is a Group, not a league.

nankthetank

You sure that's the right code derek?

derek

it is a GROUP code, not a league

i want to limit it to 20

nankthetank

Ah yes ofc, my bad

Stretch Marks

It’s a group code not a league code

NoLanguage96

Just joined D5 Derek

Bossarello14

Me too

Holty01

I’m in

NoLanguage96

Love any feedback here community…

B – Laird, Salem, Williams, Smith, Ridley, Duursma (Scrimshaw, Clark)
M – Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Dusty, M Crouch, Libba, Butters, Scott (Bewley, Atkins, Gibbons)
R – Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)
F – Danger, Heeney, Greene, McCarthy/Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Burgess, Parker)

$23k left

Sweet as rolling donut. Salem as a POD down back and Greene and McCarthy for value up front, could swap McCarthy for Moore though. Swapped Grundy for Gawn yday and still torn between Oliver and Brayshaw but can't bring myself to pick both. Is it worth saving $100k or do I just leave Clarry in there and throw away the key?

Also considering Short instead of Salem but Salem's last month last year looked really promising (104 ave).

Stretch Marks

I like the team a lot. Not convinced about Dusty

NoLanguage96

Thanks mate, I think Lynch in the F50 and the new rules will suit Martin. Time will tell!

Bossarello14

Read today Dusty struggled with depression and anxiety last year, doing great now. Could 2017 Dusty be back when the real stuff starts? I say yes.

Russty_

Maybe Boss, I'm not convinced, I've been through the same and it makes one lose confidence, motivation and ability to make decisions, I hope he's back to his best for anyone who has him but those thoughts don't just go away easily.

Russty_

Stick with Salem if you like him mate, could go Dusty to Brayshaw?…wouldn't touch McCarthy with a bargepole, most of his 7 seasons have been wrecked by injuries, Moore's solid compared to him.
I reckon if you're gonna have Moore, stick Burgess up the other end.

NoLanguage96

Cheers Russty, which rookie takes Burgess' place up fwd?

Could put Burgess down back for Clark and then replace him with Petrucelle or Balta up fwd but not sure on either of them…

Russty_

Petrucelle mate, Balta might not see a game.

Russty_

That's the way Johnny…back the home team mate, Dees for flag this year.

NoLanguage96

Its tearing me up inside. Its Dusty V Brayshaw

Mttw

Would love some feedback lads.

Def: Lloyd, Hurn, Williams, B Smith, Ridley, Clark (Duursma, Hore)

Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, M Crouch, B Crouch, Cousins, Walsh, Butters (Constable, B Scott, Atkins)

Ruc: Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)

Fwd: Danger, Heeney, Billings, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Parker, Petrucelle)

Unsure about Ridley v Scrimshaw. I don’t like Billings but I feel like the punt on Greene at f3 is too big. Would love to squeeze Grundy in.

Bossarello14

BCouch, Cousins, Ridley, Walsh and Butters aren’t gun/rookie strategy and therefore not an elite team imho
No Grundy? C’mon man!
Greene is a risk but with huge upside/ceiling – he just needs to last the first 8 weeks without injury or belting someone. I’m scarred by Billing’s from last year. No, no and NO!

Russty_

You could dump Lloyd for Collins and get Grundy and a decent forward other than spud Billings in a spud side.
Collins will play every week and will probably end up doing good things once he starts owning his job description.
He'll get plenty of chances at it at the mould coast 🙂
Greene said he's fine mate, and he's teaching himself to be less of a flog and not go studs up marking, I'm trusting Toby will be a good starter.

bremobademo

Why is Lloyd so common over Crisp and Simpson? And why is Hurn so common over Laird?

Foxy

Have at it. Tear it to shreds
Def: Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Hanley, Collins, Clarke (Duursma, Burgess)
Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, M Crouch, B Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Constable (Scott, Atkins, Gibbons)
Ruck: Grundy, Gawn (Sweet)
Fwd: Danger, Dunkley, Darling, Greene, Setterfield, Drew (Petruccelle, Parker)

magic mullet

yeah like it, love the PODS and the crouch duo, my only concern is Fyfe if he isn't healthy id go Oliver instead but if he is who knows

Russty_

Fyfe's declared himself 100% with his elbow, he's in my side Neale out.

Bossarello14

Collins too expensive as a rookie for mine, hore a better option
Risk exposure a bit high with Hanley, bCrouch and Greene in the one team, consider losing Hanley at least.
Not sure about the expensive mid rookies, will cheaper ones score as well? – probably
Darling may be inconsistent, look for a midcwith fwd eligibility

Russty_

Collins isn't a rookie, he's played 14 games, and he's ready to go in a side that will have the ball down back plenty.
But yeah I'd get Hore in for Burgess, and get rid of Hanley, that's just asking for trouble, Maybe consider Ridley for Hanley, Foxy?

Tyruddanaut

Alright, community, we only have 4 more sleeps until season proper and my team is not finished yet. I want every last brutal insult about my structure, choice of players, life choices and supercoach potential!

Lloyd, Laird, Hurn, Smith, Scrimshaw Clark (Duursma, Hore)
Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, J Selwood, Brayshaw ($0.1k off upgrading to Crouch), Walsh, Butters, Constable, (Scott, Atkins, Gibbons)
Grundy, Peirce (Clarke)
Dangerfield, Heeney, Walters, moore, Setterfield, Drew (Petrucelle, Parker)

Pros:
Very guns n rookies inspired, with 5 midpricers, 1 of which I am considering an expensive rookie (Pierce) and the other three I am expecting to go top 10 in their respective positions (Brayshaw, Smith, Walters). Moore is mo(o)re of a point generation tool that I could grab with my extra money.
Most players, Qith the exception of Laird, Grundy and Lloyd had very good JLTs
Rookies have what I believe to be the highest JS in their positions while maintaining point generation.

Cons:
Lack of ruck depth: pierce will be St Kildas #1 without doubt, but I would rather an R3 with JS. The only things I could do would be Moore to rookie, Brayshaw to B Crouch or Laird to Mills to make the extra cash, but that affects point generation.
Expensive rookies: Scrimshw, Clark, Duursma, Walsh, Butters, Clarke, Moore, Setterfield, Pierce

So what do you guys think, community?

derek

way way too much spend in defense. go at least 1 of Laid or Lloyd to Williams and spend the extra $200k elsewhere

Russty_

Hey Ty, I don't mind this, except for the Pierce part..could drop 50's, I like the Selwood pick and I reckon Brayshaw will take it to another level this year.
I'd like the overall look better if you had Lycett as. F3 instead of Walters..then you could have a cheapo r3 Bines or schlongknob
McKernan could be backup ruck over Clarke, I read somewhere.
Cheers.

Bossarello14

Expensive rookies is a stupid mistake if u r an experienced coach, snap out of it!
Not taking Gawn borders on the imbecilic
Speechless at the Walters selection

The Brayshaw pick is somewhat redemptive

Patch

Walters a very sneaky POD for anyone looking at his PPM in the JLT and the sneaky holes in Freo's midfield. Lewis Pearce and the lack of Williams the big talking points here.

I don't like Pearce as R2, he'll fluctuate in price which will make it hard to turn him into Gawn, but if you've got a plan, you've got a plan. Why no on Williams?

Tyruddanaut

Will he average 100+? I don’t think so. I do, however, think that Hurn, Laird and Lloyd all have the potential to go 100+.

Williams is unproven to put it simply and I’m not keen on taking risks (apart from pierce)

Shake_n_bake

🤫

magic mullet

Def: hurn, Williams, b Smith, scrimshaw, duursma, Clark (burgess, hore)
Mid: MacRae, cripps, Oliver, cogs, b crouch, rocky, Walsh, butters (constable, Scott, gibbons)
Ruck: gawn, goldy, (bines)
Fwd: danger, Heeney, t kelly, billings, Setterfield, drew (petrucelle, parker)

rip in boys!

derek

pretty good.

I want to pick Rocky as well, but then i look at his numbers, except for that one massive year that will never be repeated again, he isn't a premium anymore, he won't make you enough cash

i like BCrouch more than Rocky because he can be a premium, could be the Coniglio of last year. He is an injury risk for me, so i'm passing at that price, libba is a better price.

magic mullet

should i go rocky & b crouch to cousins & omeara

Mick

No, do you think O’Meara will be a genuine top 10 mid this year. 115+???

Bossarello14

Lose the expensive rookies to enable u to get Grundy
Billing’s makes me shudder, can’t see any consistency even if he scores ok overall
bCrouch and Rocky r risky, consider switching to Atkins or another cheap rookies and get another premo in that backline

Holty01

Like it and that’s with not having Grundy. I think not starting Grundy though means you won’t get him until it’s too late. Are you happy with that?
I love the Rocky pick. First time in years he has his body right. I tend to agree with Derek that he won’t have that monster year again but if he can push 105 average, I’ll be happy.

Derek

Thinking ahead, rookies are hard to find now, they could be even harder to find when we look to cull.

The Rocky, Greene, Billings, Bcrouch, BSmith, Williams, Petracca selections are worth looking at. These players might have to stay in teams very late, maybe all season because of lack of cash generation. Value like this might not present itself later in the year.

They can also generate some cash as well, and shouldn’t lose any.

They will make it very easy to jump on an Uber if there is a quick price drop in a Macrae, Fyfe, Kelly, Lloyd, Laird, Sicily etc instead of having to build a war chest

I’m seriously looking at Greene and BCrouch

Scoops_McYoung

The current draft:

75k remaining in the bank.

Def: Laird, Whitfield, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark, Duursma (Burgess, Hore)
Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Neale, Coniglio, M Crouch, Liberatore, Butters, Constable (Hind, Atkins, Gibbons)
Ruck: Grundy, Gawn (Sweet)
Fwd: Dangerfield, Heeney, Greene, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Petrucelle, Parker)

– Don't like taking uber rookies so Walsh is ruled out.
– Could potentially drop Libba to another rookie who gets named (Bewley possibly) and upgrade a defender to Z Williams.

Let me know your thoughts community!

silkyboy

greene and moore nah mate not a rater

Scoops_McYoung

Interested to hear why mate!

Russty_

I beg to differ sir, i think they could both be decent picks this year, barring any un-forseen injuries.

Scoops_McYoung

Thanks Russty_ Appreciate the comment!

Andy

Thoughts on my team?

DEF:Laird, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark, Duursma (Burgess, Hore)
MID: Cripps, Oliver, Crouch, Brayshaw, Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Butters (Atkins, Scott, Gibbons)
RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Sweet)
FWD: Danger, Heeney, Mundy, Kelly, Settlefield, Drew (Petrucelle, Parker)

Not sure whether or not to downgrade Grundy to Goldstein, which would enable me to go Brayshaw to Macrae?

nankthetank

Goldy averaged just under 111 after round 9 last year, grundy will still average more than that but how much more and is that much more worth $150k?

Russty_

I think this year Nank, Grundy could average 120 and Goldy 110, that's why I'm picking Goldy, I'm hoping for a 10 point loss for 160k

nankthetank

Good call russty, I'm still undecided what I'll be doing and it'll probably be a thursday arvo decision!

Andy

Thanke

chadwingardx

would appreciate some thoughts fellas

sorta wanna drop simpson to harris andrews and upgrade matty parker to darcy moore. lemme know!

DEF: Lloyd, Simpson, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Duursma [Clark, Joyce]

MID: Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Coniglio, M Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Scott [Constable, Gibbons, Atkins]

RUC: Gawn, Sinclair [Bines]

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Kelly, Setterfield, Drew, Petrecelle [Burgess, Parker]

thx boys xx

Patch

Like it, mate! Only question mark would be is Sinlclair a keeper or will you upgrade him, and if the latter – how? Make sure you've got a plan

greg

Hey guys let me know what you think
Def: lloyd, williams, smith, ridley, scrimshaw, duursma, (hore, clark)
mid: macrae, cripps, neale, dusty, oliver, libba, walsh, butters, (bewley, contable, gibbons)
ruck: gawn and goldy (bines)
fwd: danger, heeney, kelly, settlefield, drew, petrucelle (parker, burgess)

musicissport

I think I'm gunna run with this, tell me what you all think, good to be back with the community:

DEF: Lloyd, Williams, McGrath, Smith, Collins, Clark (Scrimshaw, Hore)
MID: Jelwood, Dusty, Brayshaw, Libba, Cousins, Walsh, Setterfield, Gibbons (Butters, Duursma, Scott)
RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Schenslog)
FWD: Danger, Hoff, Heeney, Dahl, Tobias, Moore (Drew, Petricelli)

Sam_01

Definitely different! I don’t hate it
Not sold on McGrath and Dahl maybe go McGrath to Ridley and upgrade Dahl?

NoLanguage96

Agreed. McGrath to Ridley and maybe Dahlhaus to Kelly or Dunkley

Ray

Thoughts on my final team Damo and community?

DEF: Hurn, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clark, Durrsma (Watso, Hore)

MID: Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Neale, Treloar, Brad Crouch, Walsh, Butters (constable, Scott, Gibbons)

RUCK Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Billings, Setterfield, Petruccelle, Drew (Parker, Burgess)

22k in bank

Sam_01

Very solid mate, looked similar to one of my variations I was tossing up, but I’m currently locking in a lot more risky side going into round one as I’m trying something different this year

Bossarello14

AND not taking Williams down back?…tsk tsk

Matt

Thoughts please?

Def: Laird, Whitfield, Williams, B. Smith, Ridley, Clark (Scrim, Duursma)

Mid: Cripps, Neale, Cogs, Beams, M. Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Constable (Atkins, Scott, Hately)

Ruck: Martin, Sinclair (Sweet) — probably my shakiest part of the field

Fwd: Danger, Heeney, RobGray, Setterfield, Drew, Petrecculle (Balta, Parker)

Sam_01

Yeah not sold on your ruck combo, your guaranteeing two trades there and no cash gen from it! Especially with Archie smith hanging around at brissy! I’d flick gray down to a Moore/Billings/Greene use the cash to grab a top ruck! Or if your sold on gray even flick heeny, I think he will be around the same price all year!

Sam_01

Gee I’m scared to not be starting macrae surely he will drop to 600k?

Russty_

I'm scared too Sam, haha yes he will have a few games when Libba Dunkley and Hunter take all his points and he drops 60k in one week, that's the plan anyway.

Holty01

Hey guys. Just food for thought, if this happens (same as Grundy) how do you plan on getting him in? It’s hard enough finding 500k sometimes to get a fallen premo. 600k is obviously harder. IMO, if you don’t start him, you will need to sacrifice a lot to try and get him in.

Derek

Build a warchest with fat cows. Don’t have to paint the fence everytime

Sam_01

Gonna be looking to do an upgrade from brad crouch at this point in time or libba haha whoever I can cash in when the time comes

NoLanguage96

The grand plan is Libba to Mac. Fingers crossed the cows fatten enough

Russty_

That's my plan too NL, Libba to Mac with some fancy trading shenanigans.

fyfe1slyfe

DEF: Laird, Hurn, Williams, Brodie Smith, Collins, Clark

MID: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, M.Crouch, Brayshaw, Walsh, Constable, Butters

RUC: Grundy, Gawn

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Billings, Moore, Setter field, Drew

50K IN THE BANK. Rookies subject to change

Nigel Thorne

Evening all,
A work in progress

DEFENDERS
J. Lloyd, R. Laird, Z. Williams, B. Smith, J. Clark, X. Duursma, C. Burgess, M. Hore

MIDFIELDERS
J. Macrae, S. Coniglio, B. Crouch, D. Sheed, T. Liberatore, S. Walsh, C. Jones, C. Constable, W. Drew, T. Atkins, M. Gibbons

RUCKS
B. Grundy, M. Gawn, A. Smith

FORWARDS
P. Dangerfield, I. Heeney, T. Kelly, C. Rozee, W. Setterfield, N. Balta, J. Petruccelle, M. Parker

Nigel Thorne

$347k left in the bank

Hilts

Ditch libba or sheed or b crouch for a proven midfielder 3 gambles there

Bossarello14

Ok I’ve dished out the criticism so rip in please people. No pulling the punches:

Def: Laird, Simpson, Sicily, Williams, Clark, Duursma (Burgess, Hore).
Mid: Cripps, Treloar, Beams, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Constable, Atkins, Scott (McHenry, Hately, Gibbons)
Rucks: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
Fwd: Dangerfield, JKennedy, Greene, Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Petruccelle, Parker)

Derek

Don’t think JJK will play round 1

Way too much spent on expensive defenders

NoLanguage96

Wouldn't be spending the cash on Sicily with his role up in the air. Get Butters in your mids for one of McHenry or Hately and JJK is a no for me, maybe Brown or Lynch if you're after a KPP

Bossarello14

Yep, I’ve culled Sicily and JKK

Russty_

Think you need to get rid of those expensive rookies Bossarello…Clark, Duursma, Hately and Setterfield 🙂
Not sure if the other expensive rookie, McHenry starts either.
Actually, scrap that…just take whoever's named for round 1 lol

Bossarello14

Lol u got my number! Looks like Butters and Walsh r a must. I need to see R1 teams already!! Great feedback 👍

Josh

Would love some feedback fellas, wanna know what I can do to improve this even more.

Def: J.Lloyd, J.Sicily, Z.Williams, B.Smith, J.Clark, X.Duursma (S.Collins, M.Hore)
Mid: J.Macrae, P.Cripps, S.Coniglio, M.Crouch, S.Walsh, Z.Butters, C.Constable, B.Scott (T.Atkins, M.Gibbons, S.Stack)
Ruck: B.Grundy, T.Goldstein (J.Sweet)
Fwd: P.Dangerfield, I.Heeney, J.Dunkley, M.Wallis, W.Setterfield, W.Drew (J.Petruccelle, M.Parker)

$24.6k left in the bank

Russty_

Hi Josh I like your deep fwd line, but think 4 rooks in the mids could be too many, maybe consider leaving Sicily out until you know how his role change this year affects his scoring, you could go Ridley for him saving you bulk dollerioos…or Scrimshaw and whack Collins on-field.
Could allow you to get Libba in the mids or Gawn in the rucks…or both.

Josh

Cheers mate!

So out of my mid rookies, who do you suggest I get rid of?

I've brought in Ridley and have $361k left.

Russty_

Hey Josh, I'd probs turf Butters, one good hit and he's toast, he's still skinny as hell…reminds me of Bonner from last year who didn't work out after a good JLT.
Is Stack a floating donut?…maybe get rid of him…or put Drew there as a swingset fwd, and get a new fwd.

COREYSC

Hey Russty, do ya reckon 1 premium, 2 mid pricers 3 rookies is the best structure in defence just like this side or 2 premium 2 Midprice and 2 rookies there seems to be some good rookies in defence this season

Russty_

Hey COREY yeah I like that def structure this year, I'm going Laird, Williams, Smith, Collins, Duursma, Clark – Hore, Burgess
This year, going deep in the fwds and what I think is solid in the mids, but I do have Goldy instead of Grundy.

COREYSC

1st option M5 B.Crouch R2 Gawn
Or
2nd option M5 M.Crouch R2 Goldy

Russty_

B.Crouch and Gawn mate, take the ride! if he stays in one piece could end up outscoring his lil brother.

COREYSC

Cheers Russty

Matt F

Here is my team, Community.

DEFENCE
Laird, Williams, Smith (Clark)
Ridley, Collins, Scrimshaw (Hore)

MIDFIELD
Macrae, Cripps, Oliver (Constable)
Neale, Coniglio, Martin (Scott)
Butters, Duursma (Atkins)

RUCK
Grundy, Smith (Clarke)

FORWARD
Dangerfield, Heeney, Kelly (Burgess)
Moore, Setterfield, Drew (Parker)

My remaining salary sits at $7,800.

Taking a big risk with Archie Smith as R2, if he's not named round one then I'll have to reshuffle a premium to a rookie and slot in a Goldstein or a Gawn. Unsure at this stage, would love Smith to play.

If you think you can do it better than me, come challenge me in my league: 573548

Keen to see there!

Ewoks8Stormtroopers

Yeah, the Archie Smith thing is a mighty big gamble for sure!

Nice looking team when you've got that flight of fancy all sorted though.

Russty_

Shouldn't be too hard to do if Smith doesn't work out Matty…you could afford to go down to someone like Libba or Walsh in the mids..unless you're determined to run 6 premos.
Vardy could be another option, played well in the GF last year..not sure if Clarke will get a game.
Drew could be in the mids with Petrucelle in the fwds maybe?

Holty01

Agree with Russty Matt. If the Smith thing fails, shouldbe able to correct it easily. But that midfield is the bomb mate

Ewoks8Stormtroopers

Haven't changed it much lately, so I must be getting close …
Thoughts?
DEF: Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clarke (Duursma, Hore)

MID: Cripps, Oliver, Martin, MCrouch, BCrouch, Butters, Constable, Atkins (Bewley, Scott, Gibbons)

RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Billings, McCarthy, Moore, Setterfield (Drew, Petrucelle)

$15.5 left, all thoughts appreciated.

Paul

Hello all.
My team had a big shuffle after the JLT and now I’ve put quite a few back in.
Also the rookies will be finislided when teams announced.
Whitfield, Hurn, B Smith, Ridley, Clark, Wilkie ( Duursma, Hore)

Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, seleood, B Crouch, libba, butters, Constable (Drew, Scott, Gibbons)

Gawn, Goldy (Fort)

Danger, Heeney, Darling, Billings, setterfield, Burgess (Petruccelle Balta)

Ewoks8Stormtroopers

I've toyed with the idea of Hurn, the kick-in rules are in his favour, but for a bloke that's been in the league 13 years and has never been a SC performer, I just think he's a gamble.

I don't mind the Selwood idea though – a consistent performer, but just not sure he'll be a top 10 mid come season's end. M Couch or Brayshaw might though?

Probably look to save $15k by putting in a zero rookie in Fort's place – I liked the idea of him too, but it turns out that (unfortunately) he's just not that good at footy and probably won't play.

Ryan

Thought?

Lloyd, williams, smith, collins, scrimshaw, durssma (hore, clark)

Cripps, oliver, fyfe, crouch, steele, sheed, cousins, walsh (constable, scott, atkins)

Grundy, goldstein (sweet)

Danger, heeney, walters, moore, setterfield, drew ( burgess, parker)

Tyson

Hey all, feedback and thoughts greatly appreciated

Def: Hurn, Crisp, Williams, Smith, Collins, Clark (Hore & Scrimshaw)
Mid: Cripps, Oliver, Josh Kelly, Martin, Steele, Walsh, Butters, Constable (Scott, Atkins, Gibbons)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Clarke)
Fwd: Dangerfield, Heeney, Billings, Setterfield, Drew, Petuchelle (Balta & Parker)

M5 has been a rotating door between Ross/O’Meara/Brayshaw/Steele
D1 has been a toss up between Hurn & Whitfield
Also toying with the idea of Cousins over Walsh

Russty_

You mis-spelled the Title Patch, not that there's anything wrong with that ….hehe

TommyC99

Who’s the better F3?
Dunkley, Mundy, Walters, Darling, Lycett

Tim Kelly is also an option but don’t like having 3 from the same bye

Holty01

Ive gone Dunkley from that lot if that helps.

TommyC99

You aren’t worried about the amount of mid/fwds the doggies have?

Holty01

not Really. Same happened last year. McLean seems to be the one that loses out with Libba returning.

COREYSC

Hold Hurn and keeping Fowardline Danger, Heeney, T.Kelly leaving 16K in the bank
Or
Downgrade Hurn to Collins (D4) upgrading Balta to Greene (F4) leaving 109K in the bank

HM8

Def: Hurn, Williams, Smith, Collins, Scrimshaw, Clark (Duursma, Burgess)
Mid: Macrae, Cripps, Neale, Brayshaw, B.Crouch, Libba, Walsh, Butters (Constable, Scott, Atkins)
Ruck: Gawn, Goldy (Bines)
Fwd: Dangerfield, Heeney, Walters, Worpel, Moore, Setterfield (Drew, Petruccelle)
50k In the bank

Derek

I knew I couldn’t leave my team alone.

It looks pretty safe, so I thought I would risk it up if Greene is named Round 1.

Mundy > Greene F4
Moore > BCrouch M6
Clarke > Wilkie

I can see injury risk, but I also see points

Thanks fellas

Derek

Hurt, Williams, BSmith, Scrimshaw, Duursma, Burgess (Hore, Wilkie)

Cripps, Oliver, Dusty, MCrouch, Merrett, BCrouch, Walsh, Constable (Atkins, Scott, Gibbons)

Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

Dangerfield, Heeney, TKelly, Greene, Setterfield, Drew (Petrucelle, Parker)

$15k

Only do this if Greene got through GWS trial game ok and is named R1

KeenButClueless

To be honest Derek, I liked your other team better.

Having to put Burgess Hore or Wilkie onfield will claw back some if not all the points you gained by having Crouch on it I really think they will be 10-20 points less than Clark. They are also three slow burning cash generators.

You have lost both your swing sets

Drew at F6 worries me. I seem to be of a different opinion to the rest of the community here, because I think that he will be the one to go in Round 2 when Wines is back. If I am right, what’s the play? You either need to bring in another forward rookie (Maybe Dylan Moore or Balta play, but they definitely look vulnerable after a round). Or you bring Burgess down. Then you have a real slow burn rookie at D6 and F6.

You have also ended up with a risky F3 against a solid F3. 503k is a lot for a homesick second year player.

If you do go down this line, have you thought about Mills instead of B Crouch?

In my humble opinion, your other side was better. If you do want to bring in Greene over Kelly, perhaps use the money to upgrade Merrett.

Derek

yeah, i had another look this morning, don't like it, prefer 4 deep premiums in forwards. i actually like Libba at M6, had him there most of the preseason

FearTheBeard

Derek who are your 4 deep premium forwards?

Shake_n_bake

Greene has a tough first 4 rds. Ess Eagles away Tigers and Cats away.

MidPrice

DEF: LLOYD, WILLIAMS, SMITH, RIDLEY, SCRIMSHAW, CLARK, (DUURSMA, BURGESS)
MID: MACRAE, CRIPPS, OLIVER, M CROUCH, BRAYSHAW, LIBERATORE, BUTTERS, (CONSTABLE, SCOTT, ATKINS)
RUC: GRUNDY, GAWN, (BINES)
FWD: DANGERFIELD, HEENEY, GREENE, MOORE, SETTERFIELD, BALTA, (DREW, PETRUCELLE)

Strong midfield and rucks at the expense of forward and back lines, but I figure you need to use your trades somewhere.

MidPrice

plus WALSH and M7…

Sellars1226

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Smith, Scrimshaw, Clarke ( Greaves, Hore)
MID: Macrae, Crippa, Oliver, Neale, M Crouch, Walsh, Butters, Duursma ( Constable, Atkins, Gibbons )
RUC: Gawn, Goldy ( Sweet )
FWD: Danger, Heeney, Billings, Setterfield, Drew, Petruccelle ( Parker, Cotrell )

Foward like is lacking but Defence and Mids will make up the points I hope. Much appreciated guys