SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 3

Before we get into the Panic Room for this week an update on the very important goal that I set for all you wonderful people in last weeks Panic Room. I asked that we banish the #CoxCurse forever by telling Patch to shut up and… it worked! Grundy in particular was awesome after quarter time, piling on 137SC. We should all take this as a lesson to blame Patch for everything and tell him to shut up more often.

Champion Data had a Sunday they’d rather forget. Lachie Neale broke the system and the entire operation came crashing down. The only good thing to come of navigating footy with no stats was Twitter absolutely roasting them for it. 

For mine, this is the most important week in SuperCoach. Last week was hold your trades, this week it’s go wild! (within reason). First order of business is to get the right rookies in your team, which we’ll get to a bit later. Second is taking a long, hard look at the premo’s you’ve selected. Two weeks ago you backed them in for long haul, if your reason for trading is “he doesn’t look right”, reassess it. Josh Dunkley has caught the ire of many this week, but he had 17 CBA’s against the Hawks and this week he has the Suns. Sometimes you just don’t get the right bounce of the ball. 

On the other hand, Dusty hasn’t laid a tackle in two weeks. In fairness to Dustin, he’s never had huge tackle numbers (averaged 3.5 in the year he averaged 120SC). What is concerning is his clearance numbers, only three centre clearances so far this year and will likely be spending a bit more time forward now that Riewoldt is out for a month. If you picked him with the view that he’s a strong clearance player, this clearly isn’t happening. 

If the Jock Reynolds team were promo’s, then they’d be the ultra consistent type you could rely on every week. Barron’s rookie article is equal parts amazing and informative. Statty Matty, our “work experience kid, except 40” is producing a glorious looking cheat sheet. Damo has captain options for the week covered, and if your week just hasn’t had enough of Lek shouting then this weeks podcast is for you. 

The News

You know the drill by now, Thursday’s are awful and I’ll update later etc etc. Tonight we’ve got Adelaide taking on the Cats at Adelaide Oval. If the crowd doesn’t encourage Seed to have a ping when he gets it 80m out Crows fans officially suck. 

There are two forced changes tonight. Adelaide’s short turnaround has meant Sam Jacobs’ dodgy knee hasn’t come up in time, Reilly O’Brien comes in his first competitive hitout since 2016. At the Cats, Jack Henry has a sore hammy and is replaced by veteran Lachie Henderson.

**UPDATE**

Plenty of changes at the selection table this week, but luckily there’s not much that will hurt you from a SuperCoach standpoint. Zac Clarke will make his club debut at the Bombers, but as he’ll be timesharing with Bellyache I wouldn’t get too excited. Mitch Brown and Kyle Langford have been dropped. Tom Sparrow, we hardly knew ‘ye. Corey Wagner (MID – 123.9k) is back in after playing round 1. Steven May is out injured.

Carlton have lost Charlie Curnow to injury and dropped Fas and Garlett for their game against the Swans. They’ve made three changes also, bringing in former Cat Jackson Thurlow for his club debut. Josh Kelly is right to go at the Giants. Shane Mumford is also amongst the ins after his retirement/slap on the wrist (aka drug “ban”). Noah Balta is back for the Tigers and there’s also a debut for Sydney Stack (MID – 102.4k). Brisbane will head in unchanged for their game against Port, who are welcoming back Ollie Wines. Collingwood are adding Taylor Adams to an already stacked midfield, Travis Varcoe is the one to make way. There’s a debut at the Eagles for Josh Rotham (DEF – 123.9k), Andrew Gaff also returns after his 8-week suspension.      

On Sunday, The Dogs have added popular R3 Jordan Sweet (RUC – 102.4k) to their squad. The Hawks have lost Liam Shiels and Shaun Burgoyne to injury. Dylan Moore (FWD – 123.9k) has again been named for the Hawks. Chad Wingard will make his club debut. Bailey Scott has encouragingly kept his spot despite North adding Paul Ahern and Jed Anderson to their squad. Marley Williams is the only confirmed out so far. Jack Steven is being managed at the Saints, Darragh Joyce has a few owners and is back in the squad. 

The House of Evil

Rookies, premo’s, free frogurt, and Potassium Benzoate. All with your choice of topping! What more could you want other than actually useful information like player breakevens?

These rookies come with a free frogurt! (that’s good)

-121 – Willem Drew

-108 – Matt Parker

-97 – Charlie Constable

-83 – LDU

-69 – Xavier Duursma

-63 – Zak Butters

-59 – Bailey Scott

-51 – Jordan Clark

-48 – Jack Scrimshaw

-48 – Gryan Miers

These premiums come with Potassium Benzoate (that’s bad)

221 – Liam Shiels

198 – Max Gawn

194 – David Mundy

193 – Brodie Grundy

190 – Gaz

185 – Elliot Yeo

183 – Buddy

176 – Kade Simpson

155 – Isaac Heeney

152 – Dusty

Full list at Footywire

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

Rory Sloane has had 17 tackles and 17 clearances to start the year. At 524k this just screams value. What gave him the edge to get into Lock of the Week this week is actually what his teammates are doing. George Hewett is among the top 3 taggers in the game and Horse sent him to sit on Laird and then later on Brad Crouch. If Rory can continue to escape the attention of opposition taggers we all know what he can do. Of course this depends on both Crouch brothers (yes there are two of them, Patch) staying fit and on the park, but until then you won’t see Sloane this cheap again in 2019. 

Hey Now, You’re A Draftstar

DFS can be a cruel mistress at times. You’d be happy with the score of 734 on a single game slate. What I didn’t account for though was the top 17 players on the ground being all Magpies, ten of which scored 100 or more.   

Tonights game between the Crows and the Cats is a tough one on paper. There are 10 options above 13k (and Menegola at $12,980) so you’ll need to take a punt or two somewhere to fit in the guns.

RUCK

It’s Stanley (11.7k) v O’Brien (9.5k) tonight in our only options. Stanley’s price is not a lineup breaker tonight, but as I said in the intro you need to save some coin to fit in the guns. O’Brien played two games without Sauce in 2016 for returns of 84DS and 64DS. Not awful, but not great either. Listed as an inch taller and three kilos heavier than Stanley, he should be able to hold his own.

DEF

Geelong are yet to concede a 100+ score to a defender this year. I’m hoping coaches flock to Adelaide’s defensive trio tonight so I can nab Tom Stewart (11.4k) under owned. Adelaide gave up 123 to Jake Lloyd last week and 106 to James Sicily in round 1 and as the clear number 1 avenue out of defence Stewart could be inline for a big one. Jordan Clark (7.2k) price remains steady after returns of 60 and 70 in his first two games. Has an awesome kick to handball ratio of 3.6:1 and laid 5 tackles last week against the Dees.

FWD

Both teams have been stingy in giving up points to opposition forwards so far this year so either look to find value or target MID/FWD DPP’s. Patrick Dangerfield (MID / 16.5k) is the obvious jewel here. He averages 127 in his last 5 against the Crows and 123 in his past 5 at Adelaide Oval. If you want to deploy him in your mids, Luke Dahlhaus (13.2k) and Tim Kelly (14.1k) have made strong starts to the year. Looking down the list, Reilly Knight (9.4k) was used as a tagger against Selwood last time against Geelong. He put up 77DS himself in that game and I don’t mind him here if he’s following around Selwood tonight.       

MIDS

Clayton Oliver (130DS), Angus Brayshaw (117DS), and Jack Viney (115DS) all enjoyed huge games last week against Geelong. All Adelaide’s midfield premiums are in play here so stuff in as many as you can. Charlie Constable’s (10.5k) price has shot up on the back of 31 possessions last week. I’m not real comfortable paying that amount for a 3rd gamer but he’s hot right now. I’m predicting a high pressure game of footy tonight and Tom Atkins (6.5k) has laid 13 tackles in two weeks. He offers a safe floor and if he can get a few more touches he’ll smash value at his price. 

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  1. KSinny says:

    Need some suggestions on my trades this week fellas. 
    Do I 1. Trade Dusty to Worpel via Setterfield allowing me to have butters on field over Setterfield. 
    2. Trade Dusty straight to Sloane/Rockliff (don't have enough to go up to neale or Fyfe. 
    3. Hold

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Have you been burnt by Rocky before? It's not fun. He'll still be under 500k for a week or two and I really want to see how he goes with Wines back in. Trade Dusty to a keeper.

      • KSinny says:

        Yeh very tru would hate to be burnt again, would u consider Sloane a keeper? Ik he's capable but can obviously be tagged out of the game. If not him who else? Only got 575k

  2. Tyler says:

    Option 1

    Greene- Moore
    Hore- rooze

    Option 2

    Yeo- Brayshaw
    Greene- b.crouch

  3. Rivo says:

    Nice Kev!

    Help please… Dusty dilemma, all key rooks sorted. I’m a Tigers man and this is killing me….

    1. Dusty (M4) to Rocky;
    2. Dusty to Sloane (not getting the tag as per Kev’s wisdoms above);
    3. Dusty & Collins to Neale & Scrimshaw?
    4. Hold – the champ will come good!

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Tigers man too Rivo and you’ve gotta go with head over heart in this game. Watched Sloane last week. At least he looks like he wants to be out there, can’t say the same for Dusty right now…

      If Collins is named hold him

  4. Dylan says:

    Trade Ridley and Savage to Hore and Lloyd

    Or

    Ridley and Savage to Wilkie and Whitfield

  5. Steeeve says:

    If Hore isn't named should we move him on? Already have all the must have rookies. Don't have Wilkie or Burgess

  6. Shake_n_bake says:

    May out to at least rd 5 or 6 good maybe for Hore?

  7. Jack says:

    I need some advice on Yeo, do people think with his poor start mainly from clangers and free kicks against he can average 105+

  8. Northerner says:

    OK community. Here’s my logic. Pick it to pieces.

    I am a believer in having Ruck cover. That 80pts points when you need cover for Grawndy at some stage will make a difference, or the flex to not have to trade them out and back in. I did not have confidence in any ruck forwards from the list that was there pre season, however had Lycett on my watch list, uncertain around his split with Ryder. I think we have seen he will be no.1 ruck and Ryder will be ruck/fwd.

    I see Lycett as the only viable F6 ruck cover for the season. I actually think I will need to get him in at some point. With that 167 he scored in his price for the next 2 weeks he will be priced overs in 2 weeks’ time. Now this being free hit week I can use Heeney downgrade to snare him now and whilst it does cost a trade, is a trade for a F6/7 keeper.

    That’s where I’m leaning at present. No other trades so far for the season, hence I think it’s worthy and I can have Heeney as an early season upgrade at a potentially lower price from the first cow cull.

    • Derek says:

      You might have read my thought on Lycett. I was ‘this close’ to getting him pre round 1, but wasn’t convinced he had the #1 ruck job. So found a bit extra cash and got Kelly.

      He looks to be the #1 ruck for now.

      I don’t think he will be top 6 forward, but is the security of the Ruck swing worth a few points difference? Time will only answer that.

      I was ready to trade Lycett in this week, but 2 things stopped me. 1) he played Carlton last week, 2) Westhoff had a shocker.

      The Hoff is potentially a top 6 forward, he he has another low score this week his BE will be massive in 2 weeks time and we could see him under $500k.

      I’d prefer the Hoff over Lycett

    • DavidC says:

      Go for it if you already have the rookie ruc/fwd swing at R3.

    • Sharkmove_King says:

      I tend to agree with Derek , although I haven't liked Westhoffs role too much so far….a little to close to goal for me. I guess once Dixon comes back he might play more that nice sCoring wing role.

      Regardless, I'd rather wait to see who the better option is.

  9. DDJ says:

    Assuming Balta and Hore are not named, which of the following options would you go for:

    1 – Balta -> Schultz & Hore -> LDU = $700 lefotver
    2 – Balta -> Miers & Hore -> Gibbons = $89.2k
    3 – Keep two non playing rookies and save trades = 74.3k

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      im keeping Balta and Hore as loops. Can't trade out all your rookies anyway. Long as you have the best 5-6 cash generating rookies and at most 2 non playing rookies you are in good shape. A few more rookies will show themselves over the next few months and can paint the fence when the new ones are on the bubble.

    • Northerner says:

      I think both Balta an Hore are likely to be named. You may need to plan for that scenario.

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        it was never a plan of mine to have Balta and Hore as loops. What I'm saying is that if they don't get consistant games I'm not trading them out just for another rookie on the bubble now. I will wait for new ones to come

  10. Bradr says:

    Dusty and Heney out
    Rocky and Kelly in?
    Or option 2
    Neale and worp?
    Or option 3
    Neale and Boak?

  11. Simo says:

    I have used 1 trade on Mills to Newman. I have 2 options for my 2nd.
    Straight swap, Balta to MIers. or Hore to Miers via the following
    I trade out Hore, move Duursma from M to D, more Drew from F to M and then bring in Miers?
    cheers

  12. TheBenoFactors says:

    Scott, Gibbons or Atkins on field @ M8 this week?

    • Redd says:

      Tough one ive got constable @m8 with Scott Gibbons and Atkins on the bench. Id take a chance on Scott against the Hawks.

      • TheBenoFactors says:

        I have Constable @ M7 and have been running the last 2 weeks with Atkins as M8. Was looking at switching out Atkins this week with either Gibbons or Scott. Was tempted to do the switch with Scott last week but thankfully I didn’t as Scott had a bad one. Hopefully he should be over last weeks gastro and get closer to his rd 1 score so I might take a punt on him.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Scott

      Apparently had gastro last week -thanks for the heads up coach Scotty.

      So should have the good runs this week and firing not misfiring on all cylinders.

      Disclaimer: Depends on team selection of course.

  13. Undypuncher says:

    Heeney to caleb daniel …. thoughts

  14. Valens_FC says:

    Heeney's last 8 games including the last 6 of 2018:

    78, 91, 70, 120, 73, 93 / 85, 67 av 84.6

    Excuses this year: he is playing forward and he is carrying injury, not sure what the reasons were for the finish last year.

    Feeling that he may be Cyril like….. looks great with what he does, but maybe not a prolific ball winner. Or maybe the excuses are legitimate. He also passed 120 on 5 occasions in 2018.

    Is he 2018 Menegola or Billings?!?!?

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      he is a 90+ Forward and not worth trading out if you started him is my gut feeling

    • Derek says:

      If you want to cherrypick data, have a look at his numbers from round 1 to round 12 last year. Averaged 112.

      He a gun

      • Valens_FC says:

        One could say the same about Dusty's 2017 data! Those are his most recent games, maybe he now water pistol not gun!

        • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

          20 rounds to go and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who will avg 10 pts or more a week over Heeney to warrant the trade. Derek made a good point a few days ago regarding Dangerfield F1…. then who? F2-6 is anyone's guess.

          • Valens_FC says:

            I think that's a great point – as in, if you do boot Heeney it shouldn't be a sideways. I think it can only be to a rookie then either bank the cash or upgrade to one of the "bargain" mids. Worst case you buy Heeney back with the cash you made, best case he turns out to be a Billings and you got out while the going was good.

            I didn't have them, but I saw quite a few coaches ruined by holding Billings and Hibberd last season. I'd say holding premos is the best strategy in the majority of cases, but clearly not always.

  15. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Sloane and the tale of the Crouch Bros.

    2018

    Round 1 & 2 with both Crouch Bros: 89, 141 (115.0 avg)
    Round 3 & 4 without both Crouch Bros: 78, (59 injured his foot)
    Round 5 – 14 Bye Surgery & recovery
    Round 15 – 22 with M.crouch & no B.Crouch: 89, 96, 127, 84, 66, 111, 109, 110 (99.0 avg)

    2019

    Round 1 & 2 with both Crouch Bros: 155, 105 (130.0 avg)

    The Crouch brothers are the key to Sloane's ceiling

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      9 games in total without both Crouch brothers 0 scores 130+
      4 games in total with both Crouch brothers 2 scores 130+

  16. Redd says:

    Heeney Balta and Hore my only concerns ATM. Balta to Parker if balta isnt named and looking at Heeney to Daniel. I picked Dalhaus over Kelly so i cant bring another geelong player into my fwd line and im not sold on boak or lycett.

  17. Chris says:

    K. Simpson to Lloyd or hold
    And Greene to either worpel or bank spare 300k and go rookie option in either rozee, miers.

  18. G.C. says:

    Righto Community, now that Greene is out 2 weeks in a row it's time for me to give him the flick at F4. I've got 2 realty options I'm looking at:

    1. Greene up to Worpel ($16,400 bank remaining)
    2. Greene down to Moore ($172,700 remaining)

    I'm leaning 1 because I believe in Worpel sticking around in the forward line, but getting my cash generation off to a good start is mighty tempting.

  19. THE HORSE says:

    Need some help community

    I am not happy with Heeney and Lynch (richmond)

    Should i hold or trade or both?

    • LOUI THE TOY POODLE says:

      Bring in Boak and Lycett = 100+ every week mate

    • DavidC says:

      Definitely trade Lynch. Perhaps hold Heeney for now. I'd trade him if you hadn't used any trades yet.

      • THE HORSE says:

        Thanks David – any thoughts on who to trade in?

        • DavidC says:

          Well Worpel is about the same price point if you don't have him. Moore also seems a popular pick but I'm worried about his injury history. Assuming you don't have the cash to go up to a premium like Kelly.

    • Hawk131415 says:

      I had the same Horse, both gone, Lynch isnt ready and will be worse without Riewoldt there, and Heeney is a massive worry, bad ankle and pulled up sore after last game, No to Lycett as dont know how hes going to go, rollercoaster,,,

  20. LOUI THE TOY POODLE says:

    Greene to Rozee
    Mills to Lloyd
    Thoughts community?

  21. Locked and Loaded says:

    Fyfe and Moore
    OR
    Rocky and Kelly
    OR
    Sloane and Worpel
    ??
    Make my decision for me please lmao

  22. LOUI THE TOY POODLE says:

    NEVER TRADE A PREMIUM

    • Derek says:

      what about Mundy?

    • mikeyp says:

      what about Yeo?

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Rule of thumb to never trade a premo, broke that rule this week. Simmo down to Stewart got handy $130k+ for upgrade later on. Gonna persist on Dusty two more games and see if he turns it around. Happy to hang on Dunkley and Heeney, I think Heeney(injury free) will come good, once Horse pulls his head out of his A** that Heeney needs to be in.the guts.

  23. Glen says:

    Awesome work Kev.

    Hey all, Looking to trade in one of Sheed, Rocky or Libba.
    Sheed is leading the way through lack of burn history, but is he the best choice…?

    Thanks all.

  24. Rick Grimes says:

    My team concerns are:

    Ridley
    Goldstein
    Higgins

    The latter was my POD and after r1 I was happy, but he got no mid time r2 and delivered a turd. Reiwoldt out might help, in some convoluted way, but he's on notice. Goldy I wish I didn't own, but I'll give him another chance, was possibly crook. So possibly just Ridley to Rozee, if not named.

    • nankthetank says:

      Ridley was unlucky to be dropped, should be in this week so keep an eye out at 6:20

    • Russty_ says:

      If Ridley plays maybe you could just punt Snags for Worpel Rick? Hopefully for our sake, Goldy improves this week.

  25. Cal says:

    What has me worried is Elliot YEOOOO, I think I’ll givr him the flick now I don’t see him putting up similar numbers to last year. Convince me why I should keep

    • Cal says:

      Is Yeo to Neale a solid trade or hold ?

      • Rick Grimes says:

        Can't go wrong with Neale. I really thought Yeo would average 110 this year. Was in and out of my team but didn't take him in the end. Dors Gaff in help or hinder?

  26. Mike says:

    Hey guys! I really need any help!

    I currently have Jayden Short at D2, with Whitfield D1 and Williams D3. Do I trade Short for B. Smith, gaining 130k in the process? Not quite sure what to do!

  27. Jjj says:

    Hey all, help needed, mills has to go. Do i just replace him with newman and bank cash gen and maybe a d6 or swing moore back and pick up a worpel?

    All other suggestions welcome!

  28. Dan says:

    The main trades I'm weighing up are:

    Godly to Gawn
    Dunkley to Kelly
    Hore to Wilkie

    Do you think any of these are worth it? Or just hold fire for now?

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Dan, Bellchambers said he was gonna be "very physical" with Gawn this week, if the whole team targets him again like Port did, he might not score too well this week I think, hopefully he can play through it but regardless, he's gonna drop in price next week anyway so maybe wait and see how Goldy goes this week first.
      Dunkley to Kelly could be a wasted trade if Dunkley picks up his game a bit, and Kelly shouldn't rise in price much anyway.
      Hore to Wilkie or Scrimshaw if you don't have him would be a good idea I think.

      • Dan says:

        Thanks Russty!

        That's true, I don't want to waste trades early in the season and regret it later. So, I might just focus on Hore to Wilkie (as I already have Scrimshaw).

  29. Goat____23 says:

    Fellas is it worth doing Dunkley to Kelly?

    • Holty01 says:

      Not imo. I’m holding him as he is still being involved in a lot of the centre ballups. Only needs to get a few more clearance and his score will start to improve

  30. Chris_Judd says:

    I have enough money to trade Dusty to whoever I want, but do I trade down to a Rocky and pocket 150k, trade to Sloane and pocket a bit of $, or go with Neale?

  31. DavidC says:

    Rumour that Sydney Stack to debut for Richmond.

  32. GreendaleFC says:

    Wilkie, Miers and Petruccelle. How do you guys rank these guys considering point scoring and job security?

  33. Shake_n_bake says:

    Wingard back in

  34. Maverick_ says:

    3 weeks into the season & i have still get the serious Thursday night panics.. does it get any easier as the year goes on Haha

    Still haven’t worked out my Greene dilemma $1500 off getting worpel, devo! so next logical move looks to be down to rozee. Depending on hore he may also be a sideways trade to scrimshaw for a double trade.. if hore doesn’t get named with May out when will he..

  35. DavidC says:

    Zac Clarke in apparently

  36. hedski says:

    No Hore, welcome Scrimshaw.

    • Holty01 says:

      Still have Hore Hedski but only rookie I would consider that I don’t have in the backs is Rozee and just a bit expensive for my liking. I’ll use Hore for the loop this week I think

      • hedski says:

        I'll only go to Scrimshaw if he's in the 22 tomorrow arvo Holty, atm Clark has the E on him with Hore on field.

  37. Hart_attack says:

    Hore for loophole or trade to duursma

  38. nankthetank says:

    Essendon bringing in clarke could mean that dons are gonna give gawn the same treatment that port did

    • Russty_ says:

      Bellchambers has already said he will be doing that Nank…hope Gawny's up to the challenge.

      • nankthetank says:

        Well there you go, keep the VC off him this week

        • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

          it's up to the Melbourne team mates to help out Gawn with that shite. They were puss puss against Port, will they learn?

          • Russty_ says:

            That's it Dave, time for the Dee Boys to toughen up and give back as good as they get.
            Bombers will probably stop when the Dees are 10 goals in front though lol

  39. kyle says:

    do i need to get parker? if i do trade petrucelle or balta

    • nankthetank says:

      Do you need him? Probably but if balta keeps getting games you could get away with it. If so Balta

  40. Russty_ says:

    Balta made the cut…noice!

  41. The G Train says:

    Out
    Greene and Hore

    In
    Rozee and Moore

    Any thoughts appreciated

  42. Pranav says:

    does anyone know if hore was an emergency last week?

  43. Liam says:

    Obviously Constable is a must have rookie, but is he worth using up a trade in getting rid of either atkins, gibbons or wagner?

  44. Lekdog says:

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  45. Jess says:

    Jordan sweet! Will leave hore in as a loophole option.

  46. The Green Shoots says:

    Who is the best rookie to pick out of Scrimshaw, Wilkie, Miers, Mckay and Balta. Not looking for infield option just a bench cover who can make some dosh and fair JS? Thoughts would be great community

  47. hedski says:

    Who to bench?
    Clark or Collins or Scrimshaw?
    Holding off trading Scrimshaw in until he's definitely named in the 22 tomorrow afternoon

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      Clark with E wait n see all too easy 😋

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        Same mate

      • hedski says:

        That's how I have it but won't be able to deploy if Scrimshaw comes in will be punting Hore (not going to hold Hore to loop one score, would prefer Scrims cash Gen), Burgess is my other bench spot.
        Leaning towards playing Collins/Scrim over Clark (go cats).

  48. Joel says:

    I reckon I’ll wait a week on Greene play a rookie and have a second look at Marshall for st Kilda. Is he rucking for them? Am I Crazy? Greene is such a hard price when I have no money

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Joel, he looks great in the Ruck but not sure if he keeps the job when Longer gets back, could be relegated to the fwd line, I think Richo should keep Marshall Rucking and kick Longer the spud to the kerb.

  49. Funkhouser says:

    Constable or Parker? Can get one of the rookies I have missed, which one to make the most money?

    • Hawks says:

      Parker for mine, better job security

    • The G Train says:

      Have both and I think Constable is the better option, does not rely on goals to score well and has more upside. Had 30 last week, all he has to do is clean up his DE and he'll be averaging 80s until the bye hopefully

  50. Russty_ says:

    5 ins at the Saints this week, and Wilkie at the bottom of the 8 man bench list…not sure he keeps his place.
    Hunter Clark might get it, just conjecture though.

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      Won't be surprised if he is squeezed out. But I'm not changing rookies.

    • Steeeve says:

      Extended benches are alphabetical mate. So wilkie will always be at the end.

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah but look at the top 4 Steeeve, I'd bank on those 4 playing and the bottom 4 missing, Acres averaged 88 last year , and Clark is better than Wilkie I reckon.

  51. James says:

    Thoughts on Will powell? To downgrade from Toby Greene

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      I was looking at him too mate in the exact same trade, looks like a solid 20 plus disposal 1 goal winger. Might pull the trigger, what do you think mate?

      • James says:

        Yep, i made the move. More job security than miers and looks like he'll score more consistently as well

  52. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Is greene worth the trade if i can loop Balta and Petruccelle?
    Thinking of using the trade for Setterfield to Parker instead.

  53. nickgonzalez771 says:

    Martin to T Kelly
    Ridley to Rozee.

    Am I going to regret these choices? I feel like there’s just too much upside compared to who I’ve currently got. The plan is to move Kelly to my forward line later on in the season once I’ve made upgrades.

    • The G Train says:

      I would trade Martin to a mid premo in the 500k range such as The Bont, M Crouch, Sloane, Coniglio ect and worry about bringing in Kelly later. But I agree with the trades

    • Noirlust says:

      Rozee great trade this week if you took it

  54. KSinny says:

    Is Parker a must have? Only player I have not playing is Hore and my 2 fwd rooks are Balta and Petruccule.pls need advice

  55. TommyC99 says:

    Field Clark and look to trade hore to Wilkie if named or use hore as loophole and put the E on Clark?

  56. LeDoctor says:

    Can't bring in Scrimshaw for Hore (-3k) unless I trade Balta to Parker (+3k), do I do both trades or wait for another defensive rookie?

  57. Holty01 says:

    Good luck everyone this week. Hope someone wins the money for the round

  58. Hawks says:

    Who to trade out of the defensive line – Ridley, Hore or Joyce?

    Appreciate your thoughts

  59. hedski says:

    Looking fwd to the first round of league matchups against some good coaches from the community this week.
    GO CATTAS 👍🍻

  60. Jim says:

    Should i be having a rookie that doesnt play on the bench so they i can do the captain loophole?

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah that's right Jim, best position is in the ruck..when you get a good vice captain score, place the non playing rookie onfield with the C on them, and someone who is playing in the same position off field with the E on them.

  61. CJay says:

    Have J Hately GWS 149k on the mid bench and has been emergency every week not getting a game.
    Happy with all my other rookies
    Is a Trade to LDU for an extra spend the 48.7k worth it?
    Cheers Community

    • Sharkmove_King says:

      Yes , do that for sure

      • Maverick_ says:

        you need to move him on yes…
        unsure how i feel about LDU but if your other rooks are all good then go for it CJay

        • CJay says:

          Thanks SMK and Mav
          Don''t like spending '$'s on the expensive rookies but I guess sometimes you got to spend a bit to make a bit

  62. Russty_ says:

    What the hell is Laird doing???? aaaah!

  63. Matt says:

    Some opinions please

    OPTION 1:
    Greene to rozee
    Hore to scrimshaw

    OPTION 2:
    Greene to rozee
    Heeney to Lloyd

  64. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Lot of people brought in Sloane and broke him 😞

  65. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Glad I didnt start with Laird this year. He is dropping a massive pile of cow dung. Started him in three previous years. Gotta know when to hold em and when to fold em.

    • _Kyle says:

      Sometimes a bit of luck runs your way in this great game mate. Id been tossing up between lloyd and laird all pre season. Come round 1 lock out i was looking for laird assuming i had him but id swapped them over last minute without remembering. Lloyd turned out to be the better pick it seems

    • Russty_ says:

      79's not a disaster mate, not that I won't trade his ass out to Lloyd next week,,,lol

    • Beezneez says:

      Torn between Laird and Lloyd at start and went Laird. He is a gun on his day but last week he was tagged heavily. The same in the first quarter last night for 1 possession. He recovered okay after that. Bloody taggers.

      • Lazza says:

        I still don't think he's at his best …. he got a lot of cheap kicks last night … and still scored very well for 3 Qtrs… shouldn't be too long before he makes his way back into the Top 6 DEFs….

  66. Russty_ says:

    Dahlhaus has been a gun this year so far, rejuvenated in his new club…might be too hard to ignore soon if he keeps this up.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Yes, could be a top 8 ? I nearly went Heeney down to him and pick up a 110k, but decided not too only because the Swans play Carlton

      • Russty_ says:

        Might be an option going forward, great to see a guy who everyone thought was done being relevant join a new club and kick butt.
        Hope he keeps it going in the 2nd half and doesn't end up on 80 lol

        • Hawk131415 says:

          I mentioned this earlier in the pre season and got shot down a little, new club, always works, watch Wingard,,,

    • Lazza says:

      Was thinking exactly that .. I held Greene over this week.. might move him to Dahl if he doesn’t front up for R4

      • Russty_ says:

        Could be a great trade Lazza, Dahl is looking good, hasn't scored much this quarter though, you'd hope he cracks the ton at least.

    • Derek says:

      Maybe, if cats keep winning

    • hedski says:

      Round 23 fwd line….
      Dunkley, Danger, Kelly, Menegola, Dahlhous, Hawkins, Miers, Parfitt.
      Ha ha.

  67. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    crows are awful tonight and I have 4 of them on the field. Kills my round score when this happens.

    • Captain_Risky says:

      I only have Brad Crouch and he's going Ok. Though I might have been able to pick up laird cheap in a few weeks but unfortunately he had a better second quarter.

  68. TommyC99 says:

    HOw is Laird on 45 at half time? Was obviously a lot better in the second but not sure it warranted such a big quarter

  69. Russty_ says:

    Very few on the site tonight, is everyone just watching or are they all Thursday night shopping?…let's get the chatter going peeps.

  70. Doc_1 says:

    Rookie error …. argh.

    That moment when you check your progress at halftime to see your VC Danger killing it. But where’s his vc gone?
    Forgot the damn reverse trade reset my vc and captain.

    Looks like it’s got to be Gawn into Grundy now.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Doc, Gawn might get bullied again by the Bombers but I think they'd better be worried about their own crappiness rather than that.
      Grundy should do ok against Vardy and Hickey.

      • Doc_1 says:

        Yeah, not the end of the world.
        Will probably lose out, but not disastrous.

        Could be worse, could have been stuck with trades I couldn’t reverse.

  71. Hazey says:

    McCarthy down to Parker & Martin up to Gaff as a POD? CRAZY?

    • Russty_ says:

      I'm all for getting rid of McCarthy Hazey, the guy's a walking injury magnet….Gaff's a big call though, could you go to someone who started round 1, and is doing well so far?

      • Hazey says:

        Yeah, I have enough to grab anyone…. And being Libran can't make about decision to save myself! Am thinking Neale.

        Lost hours of my life starting at VHS covers at Video Ezy as a kid…. American Ninja or Commando!?!?!

        • Russty_ says:

          McCarthy to Parker and Martin to the best you can get I say…Neale is very durable and still young, set and forget.
          Commando was far superior mate!…Arnie was the man in the 80's haha

          • Hazey says:

            The first scene, Arnie chopping wood, sees reflection in the razor sharp axe…. Game over bad guys!

  72. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Decent game of footy.
    Anyone's game at 3/4 time.
    Game on.

    Crouching 1, crouching 2 how good.
    Reckon danger is gonna have a big last qtr.

    Game on ….

  73. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    C'mon Danger 40 pt last quarter to put this VC to bed for the round

  74. Ryan says:

    Sloane a bit stiff SC score?

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      That 50 mtr penalty in the first qtr has hurt his scaling sadly. That alone is -8
      He doubled his score in that 3rd qtr though 👍🏻

  75. hedski says:

    Cracking game, love Thursday night footy Kev!
    (Except for the SC fkaround)

  76. dontblushbaby says:

    Started Constable on the bench was a mistake, went with Walsh and Butters instead, also didn't go VC on Danger ,on a 100 at 3/4 time , see what happens

  77. _Kyle says:

    B crouch would be looking at an enormous acore if his DE wasnt at 55%. Hit some bloody targets 😩

  78. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Jeez Derek, only 4 uniques in our game in the cash league. Its essentially Laird v Hurn, and (Macrae & Rockliff) v (Merrett & Dusty). Going to be interesting to see how that plays out

  79. Ken says:

    Kelly heading down into the rooms

  80. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Thanks to all those who traded in Kelly this week and cursed him, he's gone straight down to the rooms (looks like he's done an ankle)

  81. hedski says:

    Of course TK is injured when I trade him , Cattas!!

  82. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    really sick of these long stints on the bench this year already

  83. Rick Grimes says:

    Hope people held Menegola.

  84. Hawk131415 says:

    Constable is a gun

  85. Russty_ says:

    How come no one has told Bruce 'special' Mcavaney' that Sam Menegola's name isn't Menengola?…bloody tool , gives me the shits.. it ain't that hard to pronounce someone's name properly.
    Same as the muppets who still call Jack Steven…Jack Stevens…get it right dumbarses….lol

  86. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Another VC score that is baiting most of us.
    So who is taking it?
    i think I might. Just got that feeling that all the popular Captain choices won't fair much better.

    • TommyC99 says:

      Macrae is looking real ominous against the suns. 130 is boarderline but going into the round, i decided cut off was 140, think ill stick to it

    • Hawk131415 says:

      not taking that

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Taking, 125 is my cut off.

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        My rule is 129. Strange number but it's that sycholigcal must be 130+ that most people suffer from.
        Now Danger got 128. I think bank it rather than risk your 2nd chance Captain a) getting injured b) having a stinker c) getting a hard tag.
        Yeah… think I'm taking this VC score this time.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          I'm really black and white on it, I set the 125 two seasons ago and have stuck to it, if my VC scores 124, that doesn't cut it, 125+ does, it just takes the emotion out of it.

        • Hawk131415 says:

          Ill be keeping the c on macrae

    • Russty_ says:

      Reckon I might roll the dice with Fyfe this week Dave….playing at home against the Saints.

    • Rick says:

      Must take 128 every day of the week. Macrae gets injured in first quarter and you'd spew.

  87. TommyC99 says:

    You'd take Clarks 65 over setterfield wouldnt ya?

  88. Vinny says:

    Hey guys, just noticed Scrimshaw is starting in the bench? You wouldn’t of gotten dropped from last game would he? How did he fair when the doggies stormed home?

  89. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    670 from 7 tonight. Will sleep ok with that, always scary when you have more than 5 in a game

  90. Russty_ says:

    Well it's no secret now, Atkins is crap, trade him out as fodder after he makes his measly amount of money to the next big thing coming along, and they will soon.
    6 disposals and 1 goal for the game is not good enough, reckon he'll get dropped next week anyhoo.

    • Hawk131415 says:

      Yeah hes got to go!

      • Hawk131415 says:

        Hate making early trades

        • Russty_ says:

          It's just a Darwin theory process Hawk, only the strong survive…he'll make some cash and then he steps aside for a stronger contender…have to trade early to determine the natural selection of who should be in your side or not.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      My next two trades will be to two good rookies on the bubble, Hore and Atkins will be out when they come along.

    • Ben says:

      He won't get dropped. His role will never be high scoring as a pressure small forward. Cats also keep winning.

      • Russty_ says:

        Don't care if he gets dropped or not Ben, he'll be dropped from my side.

        • Twilightingale says:

          Leave him on the bench for a slow burn. Can’t imagine any coaches has him on field. Has decent job security which is all you want for a bench rookie.

          Who would you trade him for?

          • Russty_ says:

            Not sure yet Twilightingdale…not sure he'll have much job security after tonight's performance, ..maybe will leave him there for now but will have to address more pressing issues.
            Not sure if Kelly plays yet as one of the issues.

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              If Kelly is injured, I'm just going to put him on the bench till he's better. I have cover in Parker.

    • Derek says:

      He did a good job on Laird 1st quarter

    • hedski says:

      Played his role, will drop the odd turd but throw in a 70-80 every now and then, M10 slow burner

    • UpBeat says:

      Don't waste a trade.

  91. kinglear009 says:

    Who's taking VC Danger? Reckon most (including me) will, but going someone else could be a ripping POD this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      Nah not taking it King…Fyfe will gut the Saints like fat weak pigs lol.

    • Derek says:

      Nope

    • TBone_9 says:

      I reckon I’ll be taking it mate. No Macrae or Fyfe in my team otherwise I’d be rolling with them king

    • hedski says:

      Na, Macrae for me your majesty.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Rolling the dice with Grundy(C) last 3 games he played against WC 99, 116 and 141. Was up against Lycett and Vardy then. Now with Hickey and Vardy. I think he'll be pumped against the eagles this week.

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah Donk I reckon Grundy could go big this week too…wish I had him, good C choice I think.

    • Lazza says:

      nup, going with Macrae… he had an average game last week and still clocked up 127… Thought Danger was on for 140 … a couple of frees against stymied him ..

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'm taking Dangers VC score, 125 is my cut off point, some people have a higher one, but at least with mine I'm not tempted to go against it if the score comes in lower.

      • kinglear009 says:

        Precisely my feeling. Even the average elite midfielder is at best 50/50 to beat his score, which makes the risk a zero-sum game

      • Lazza says:

        I haven't learnt my lesson from Cripps R1 … that cost me dearly .. and it was Danger too… maybe I should reconsider … yeh, nah, yeh … well I have until Sunday to make up my mind… and check out how I'm going in the comps.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hey Lazza do you have a cut off point for your loophole score, or do you just go on your gut.

          • Lazza says:

            Hi John,
            My cut off has been 130 for the last 2 years … it served me pretty well… but that wasn't hard last year with Gawn et el… … I was going with it again … but not taking Cripps's 126 in R1 has unnerved me … f the sake of swallowing 4 points cost me '000s of positions. This time it is only 2 points off my cut-off… writing this I'm starting to convince myself to bank it …

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              Hi Lazza maybe lower it to 125, like mine, makes things a whole lot easier, since under 125 really isn't good enough, but at 125 or over is, people who have 130 or more are just making it hard for themselves, although when your C pumps out a 150+ it would feel good, but is the chance of 25 more points worth it if your C is injured during the game.

    • Beezneez says:

      My cutoff is 130 but then I took Cripp's 126 earlier and it turned out good. Also had Coniglio's good score and Danger' last week so have been lucky. I don't have Fyfe or Macrae unfortunately otherwise I'd probably take them. Think Coniglio will score well against the Suns. My dilemma is I have Hore as a loophole but will have to take Clark's 66 as e – thinking Duursma may outscore him.. I have Sweet to possibly loophole if he's not named (should have taken Bines). If Sweet misses out I will loophole and take Danger's score – a bird in the hand. Have to make a decision tonight on Hore or Sweet or go with Coniglio Oliver or Grundy.

  92. Danners says:

    Hi lads
    Unsure whether I should be making trades this week
    My team currently
    DEF: Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Scrimshaw, Clark, Duursma (Burgess, Hore)
    MID: Cripps, Oliver, Fyfe, Treloar, Sloane, Walsh, Constable, Drew (Gibbons, Scott, Atkins)
    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
    FWD: Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield, Schultz, Parker (Balta, Petruccelle)
    $2,700 in the bank

    I'm considering going
    Heeney -> LDU (via Drew)
    Hore -> D.Moore
    Leaves me with $212,300

    I feel there are a few rookies I have missed out on and the only way to get any is to downgrade someone. Just not 100% sold on trading Heeney and no clue what to do otherwise.
    Thoughts?

    • KeenButClueless says:

      I would suggest sitting on what you have. From a points perspective, bringing in Moore now would put say Scrimshaw on the bench. Maybe gain 10-15. Taking Heeney off and putting LDU on. Maybe lose 15-20. So from a points perspective small loss, with the odds probably against a points gain. Two trades now, but another two to go up to the premium you took out. So, I would suggest 4 trades. If a trade is worth 150k, do you think you will generate an extra 600k in cash?

      This assumes Heeney is a premium. I hear arguments for and against, but I am still in the yes camp. I also got the feeling from your post that you might too, but were sacrificing him for cash. Personally I wouldn’t

      Just my 2cents.

    • Maverick_ says:

      Don’t trade heeney to LDU.. setterfield at F3 is far too thin maybe down to worpel if u need cash… I agree hore needs moving on maybe consider rozee to he has DPP and cheaper than Moore & will make you decent cash

  93. Tommo09 says:

    Scott or Butters on field?

  94. COREYSC says:

    Gee I reckon I might just roll the dice on Macrae on Sunday 128 from Danger just isn’t enough for some reason I have a feeling Macrae could go huge 150+ and I know others have Fyfe as their skipper may just have to roll the dice to keep up with the chasing pack at rank: 3,804

  95. NoLanguage96 says:

    Ended up going Dusty to LDU and Greene to Constable. Kept Ridley as a backline loophole, Bombers fans surely the kid gets games over the coming weeks??

    • Russty_ says:

      I would've thought he'd get a game this week NL after their effort last week, even if he's out of favour or whatever, you'll be able to grab the next big thing coming through and still have money left.

      • NoLanguage96 says:

        Yeah man I found it strange especially as he was nowhere near their worst in R1. The cash I've just made allows me to go Atkins to Fyfe next week anyway so I'm content with the trades. ST pain for LT gain!

  96. Sausage Roll says:

    Greene -> Worpel or Rozee?

  97. Maverick_ says:

    Scrimshaw named in the hawks VFL side? He really must be 50/50 for Sunday. Glad I held off on hore – scrim

    • Lazza says:

      Sheeesh Mav, don't do that … 🙂
      Thx GFC

      • Maverick_ says:

        Hore can't even get named in a depleted demons backline lazz that is very concerning there is jake lever and may both to come back in so If scrimshaws named i think i'll have to pull the trigger. need the cash generating ASAP

        • kinglear009 says:

          I've had to move him on – need as much js rookies as possible at this stage. Difficult enough when the dependable rookies start dropping in and out of teams!

        • Lazza says:

          I traded him out last night for Typo… (DPP switch with Burgess)

    • Hawk131415 says:

      Scrim better play or I’m in trouble, Rids and whore on the pine😩

      • Maverick_ says:

        I think he will hawk. All should be fine he’d be unlucky to be dropped he done nothing wrong v the dogs to lose his spot

        • Hawk131415 says:

          Agree there MAV, says he’s named on the bench, I thought Rids would of got a call up too?

  98. TelescopicCox says:

    I’ve got 3 concerns: Dusty, Mills and Greene. I’ve posted already and the consensus was to offload Mills and Greene. I’ve narrowed it to two options:

    A) Dusty / Mills to Rocky / Whitfield
    B) Mills / Greene to Whitfield / Moore

    Holding Greene means lopping between parker, Petrucelle and Schultz for F5/F6

    • TelescopicCox says:

      Or C:

      Dusty / Mills to Libba / Lloyd

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        Love C

      • Lazza says:

        Of the 3, I'd prefer Option C over A & B too.. Basically its trading under performing Premo and Mid-pricer for better premo & mid-pricer.
        Loop-hole Greene … you wont lose any coin on him and it gives you more options next week.

        • TelescopicCox says:

          I’ve narrowed it to B or C.

          B lets me take another chance on Dusty as we know how good he is, but I’m worried about him playing forward even more with Caddy & Riewoldt missing

          C takes advantage of Lloyd who looks the number one defende (reminder of Doc a few years back), and Libba who could be the best mid pricer

  99. GreendaleFC says:

    So are all of Hawthorns ins for the week aside from Wingard. Considering Shiels and Burgoyne are out, Scrimshaw is most likely safe.

  100. Mystic_Mac says:

    Got what I deserved sideways trading Heeney to Kelly.. Do we think he gets up for next week?

  101. parko says:

    is heeney to lloyd a smart trade
    lock in the number 1 defender
    isaac a questionable top 6 fwd

  102. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Mangled Crow News:

    The Doll is back big time.
    Stewart is continuing to make a claim as a top 6 Defender.
    Kelly is also continuing his claim as a must have in our Forward Line.

    Stewart is averaging 25.3 disposals a game… 21.3 kicks a game!
    He is like a bigger build Heath Shaw
    Last year when he has had 17 kicks or more in a game he has toned up in every single one of them. Go check it on footywire

    • kinglear009 says:

      I'd be a little scared. Right now, he's the Cats sole boot out of defence. They trust his placement and skill.

      The problem? Tuohy is their other great field kick. Injured now, which is why Stewart is getting such premium numbers. I think he divides the pie when he returns.

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        That is a fair call. Just astonished that he has gone 100+ in every game he has had 17+ kicks. If Tuohy's return means his current avg of 21 kicks a game falls to an avg of 15 kicks a game he will still ton up almost every 2 game I think.

        • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

          Last year he had 281 kicks from 20 games, that's 14 kicks per game. That's without taking into account that 1 game he got injured in the 1st qtr of round 19.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Kelly must have F2 challenging for F1.

      Pure mid who just follows the ball.

      Over 100 last night in 3/4rds of footy.

      Jet.

  103. BrownlowBoy says:

    3-0 baby.

  104. Rivo says:

    So do we take Danger VC score and loop Hore/Sweet, or hold out for Macrae to go big against GC?

    • Jess says:

      Loop sweet..

      • Rivo says:

        That’s my plan Jess. However he’s named on an extended bench so need to wait for final teams. Are you saying to take Dangers score?

        • Jess says:

          Nar.that was a joke. Im feeling lucky so taking a gamble on Macrae or Fyfe for captain

          • Rivo says:

            Yeah it’s still tempting. 128 still a solid VC score though. Think music will play for a few more hours on this one…

    • The Ranger says:

      Gonna flip a coin between Macrae and Fyfe.

    • Holty01 says:

      My limit is 125 so I’m taking it.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        It pays to have a cut off point like you have Holty and sticking to it, takes all the emotion out of it, none of this will I or won't I take the VC score.

        • Holty01 says:

          correct John. I do see Fyfe and Macrae going big this week but what is big. 150 is a huge score but will only get you an extra 20 points. Just don’t think it’s worth the risk.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Yes if I didn't have a cut off point I would be putting the C on Fyfe, but it has served me well and takes the guessing out of it.

        • Rivo says:

          Hey JohnD. My limit was 130 so it’s a line ball decision. If Sweets not named, I have more time to decide.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Hi Rivo, if your cut off is 130 then you shouldn't take it, you need to stick to it, if you are having doubts then you should lower it, that's why I made mine 125 two years ago, no temptation to not go with it.

    • Saritz says:

      Ask yourself, what is the lowest score you think Macrae will score? my guess is 110 absolute minimum he scores (barring injury). So absolute worse case, you score 18 points overall less going with Macrae. Its a no brainer… take the risk

  105. TheBenchmark25 says:

    What to do with hore?
    No trades used yet
    My only options are hore to burgess because I only have 7k in the kitty
    Or double trade so heeney to say Worpel even no it’s not the best trade and then hore to Moore
    Have every other rookie that I need

  106. Murray says:

    Pretty sure I need to trade Martin out, but who is best pick for around that price, i.e under 564k
    thinking my best move might be trading in Whitfiled via Duursma swing

    good move?

  107. Swans2012 says:

    I was all set to ignore lycett and hold English and see what happens with mummy/Zac Clarke/reilly O’Brien as downgrade options for him over the next fortnight, but I’m having second thoughts, anyone have any info on whether we’ll see lycett regularly taking more of the ruck pie than Ryder (like we did last week)?

    • Derek says:

      I have pondered this all preseason. As a Lycett owner last year I watched him a lot last year. I did ok as second ruck to Nic Nat, but when he got us chance to be #1 he did great.

      He was coming off an ACL last year and the big blokes take a bit longer to hit their straps

      I was going to select him at my risky R2 but only if Ryder was injured or I was sure he would be #1 ruck.

      After last week, I had Mundy to Lycett as my trade, but decided against it on the grounds I’m not sure if he is top 8 forward. I did think about the benefits of his Ruck back up and that is very important. This was the countered by the Hoff having a poor score and the likelihood of his price dropping to under $500k if he had another poor one. Hoff gets it ahead of Lycett for me.

      It seems that Lycett should be cheaper than he is.

      Port have good bye

      • Swans2012 says:

        Agree Derek I think at this stage the risk outweighs the gain…..just…although my situation is different than yours as lycett is a chance of being top 10 forward whereas English was always eventually trade fodder (so its an upgrade of sorts rather than a sideways)…. anyway I think I’ll hold with the thought of seeing how the Mumford/Clarke/obriens of the world fare

        Oh and I’d be cautious of the hoff with minimal ruck minutes….

        • Derek says:

          TBC said he was going to get Physical with Gawn tonight.

          gawny might not like that and sort TBC out. Clarke becomes the #1 ruck

      • Twilightingale says:

        Keeping an eye on both Lycett and Hoff to trade one of them in after the rnd 12 bye. Will cover 1 off Grundy/Gawn for round 13 and rest of season

        Can't see them averaging enough to be a top 6 forward or average enough that you'd want them on field week in week out, but both have shown they have a high ceiling and perfect to provide bench cover with a non playing dpp ruck.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      I did read somewhere that lycett will be the main ruck this year with the plan to play ryder forward and just use in ruck as a chop out when lycett needs a breather if that helps?

      • Derek says:

        i think that will be the case

        will Lycett average enough to be a top 8 forward? maybe not, but he won't be far behind. and the few points difference might just pay for itself if he has to swing into the rucks for a week or two and save a trade.

        i would still expect Hoff to average better than Lycett, more time to look at them could change that thought. But if i can wait a few weeks and get hoff for not much more than what Lycett is now, i'd do that, plus it buys some time. and i've already traded Mundy to Sloane.

  108. Steve says:

    Any thoughts on Oliver or Brayshaw on Captain tonight,gut feeling their going to score huge?

    • Lazza says:

      Good C POD Steve … the bombers don't have a tagger of note, or a tap ruckman of Gawn's class … Oliver could get off the chain tonight… actually both of them could…. Bombers could use McKenna or DSmith as a lock down I guess ….though if I wanted to use Oliver as a POD I'd have VC'd him into Macrae or Fyfe if you have them..

  109. RoyWetard says:

    I'd like to take Danger's score but I've got a cap-tain on my miiiiiiiiiind.

  110. Cliffy says:

    I’m sure he could get back later in the season, but might be too long for me to wait for Hore.

    Option A) Hore – Scrimshaw
    Option B) Hore – Wilkie
    Option C) Hold the trade, he’ll get back in sometime

    I’ve already got the other important rookies in defense pretty much with Duursma, Clark and Collins just to mention also.

    Cheers guys

    • LeDoctor says:

      Hore to Scrimshaw if Scrimshaw is going to be on field in place of a donut or shaky looking rookie. I'm holding Hore, will upgrade in 1-2 rounds when someone with good JS and SP comes along or will keep for longer if he plays before then.

  111. parko says:

    Hore to:
    A) Scrimshaw
    B) Pettrucele
    C) Wilkie

  112. Stu says:

    Help needed PLEASE!
    What should I do? Improve team now or improve rookie selections to generate cash?
    Which two trades out of…
    1. Hore to Duursma (Pretty keen on this one)
    2. Burgess to Parker
    3. Dusty to Rocky
    4. Dusty to Fyfe
    5. Dunkley to Boak
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  113. Sarah says:

    Is it worth burning 72k to go Hore to Rozee, or is Wilkie / Petruccelle a better option?

    Thanks all

  114. dontblushbaby says:

    When will teams be finalised for Sunday games ? I thought I was by COB on Fridays ?
    I need to see if Schultz gets named for Freo as this will determine my VC & C for the loophole ,I like Macrae into Lyfe atm but he is named I will go Gawn into Macrae

  115. DEE says:

    Martin OUT Fyfe IN
    Hore OUT LDU IN

  116. COREYSC says:

    Agreed I think Atkins spot is very safe with S.Selwood still a while away

  117. Deandre12 says:

    Hey fellas, just curious about my current defense rookies. I have Scrimshaw, Collins, Duursma, Hore and Clark. Is it worth trading Hore to a playing rookie? Can switch him forward with Burgess too, for a forward rookie. Is it worth 2 trades?? Because I currently only have $3,400, so I can’t necessarily trade him for a straight playing rookie? Would love some advice.

    • Derek says:

      nope. not worth two trades. if there was a straight like for like swap no problem.

      hold him for now to see if he gets another game (he might be the Godard of this year) or another rookie comes along on the bubble.

      you never know, the $102k def/mid player from melbourne might get more games, Lockhart

      • Deandre12 says:

        Cheers Derek, appreciate the advice. Was going with holding anyways. The price for (especially deafness ) rookies are definitely over priced this year, and I don’t think it’s worth going to a high cost rookie I.e Rozee. At the end of the day a rookie is a rookie. They will be traded in for cash or an upgrade.

  118. Great fact hunt says:

    Ridley to Parker
    Mundy to Fyffe
    2 correction trades only required..
    Thought please

  119. Chris says:

    What to do with Greene, swap to worpel or downgrade to say rozee and which will leave me over 300k in bank, or use Greene for loophole to grab Dangerfields score 🤔

  120. Derek says:

    not an ACL for Seedsman. great news

  121. Maverick_ says:

    Scrimshaw & Wilkie survive another week

  122. Dirk says:

    Dusty to McRae in a single trade? Or hold.
    Had 135k left in kitty from start.
    Team name – The Goonies

    • KSinny says:

      Trade

      • Dirk says:

        Other option is
        Dusty – LDU
        Hore – Lloyd

        Get a cashcow and get still get premo this way.
        Then Look to get McRae when / if he drops a bit in price

        • Dirk says:

          Just seen I can do Dusty to McRae and Hore to Wilkie.
          Job security is average at best though

    • Danners says:

      I wouldn't be spending extra money to get rid of Dusty, either downgrade or get rid for a premo around the similar price or have faith in him

  123. TommyC99 says:

    Im surprised with the amount of people who are actually taking dangers score. Immediately after the game last night i decided not to take it with Macrae waiting in the wings with the C, but a few doubts are creeping in about playing it safe and taking it. I've got until Bines plays tomorrow night to decide. Whats everyone else doing?

    • KSinny says:

      Taking Danger, even if Macrae scores 140 (which youd take every dat if the week) That's still only and extra 1w points over danger. But if for some reason he only gets 80-90 your losing 40-50 points. Not worth the risk I don't think.

    • Derek says:

      If you set your cut off fairly high, you will average fairly high by year end. you'll win some you will lose some, but the average will be better the higher you set it. I havn't a lot of data on this though just my own numbers from last year. last year i tried to stick with 139 VC score. My average C score for all last year was 131.

      i've already reduced it this year to 137 because i took grundy last week.

  124. Derek says:

    i know there isn't much in it. But take Clark's 65 or put Parker on field (or Burgess or Petruccelle)?

  125. Macrae Fyfe Neale Bont Cripps Oliver MCrouch and Sloan appear the best mids but is BCrouch next and a chance for M8 i think so

    • Lazza says:

      My reply lost its father…. hello step dad..

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Loving the crouching 1 and 2 at the mo

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Too early to call

      Bbqs, kelly. Cogs heaps in there.

      Have a better idea in a few weeks

    • Saritz says:

      Cogs is top 8 IMO. Sloane? Wait for the taggers to start on him!! Bont is hot and cold. BCrouch and Fyfe have too much durability risk. I think Treloar and Brayshaw will post big numbers the year too. But overall way too early to confirm these as the best mids… its two rounds into a long and challenging season

  126. Yeahnah says:

    Hore to Wilkie or hold? Thoughts? Tempted to hold and wait for a better rookie

  127. Mark says:

    should I trade hore to scrimshaw now that I have sweet to loophole dangers score?

  128. Defying_Madness says:

    Having such a tough time deciding whether to go Greene to Moore

  129. Yeahnah says:

    Ridley late in for the Bombers

  130. Corn says:

    Why no love for Cousins compared to LDU?

  131. Doc_1 says:

    Need help bringing in Parker community.

    Balta to Parker (M6). Means Setterfield at M7/ Petracele M8
    or
    Hore to Parker via Darcy Moore swing set.
    – means Parker/Setterfield/Drew on ground (balta/petracele bench)
    – one of scrimshaw or Dursma on the pine.

    Leaning towards the straight swap with balta.
    Thoughts?

  132. GreendaleFC says:

    RIDLEY IS A LATE IN! He better not do well cos I've already traded him out.

  133. Nozzy says:

    Hore out for Rozee or Moore?

  134. NoLanguage96 says:

    Ridley a late in for the Bombers for anyone that kept him! Myself included 🙂

  135. Russty_ says:

    Hey guys, has anyone heard any updates regarding Tim Kelly's ankle?

  136. John says:

    Ridey playing

    So do I play Ridley, Scrimshaw or Duursma on the field?

  137. Defying_Madness says:

    Greene to Moore and Hore to Rozee or hold?

  138. Frankie says:

    Taking Clark’s score, who to bench scrimshaw, duursma or Collins, thoughts?

  139. hedski says:

    You just know there is going to be some coaches out there that have Ridley as captain on field to loophole Clarks score and Dangers VC.
    They are going to check they're team out later tonight or tomorrow and get a suprise, and not a pleasant one like when Newman went gangbusters and knocked out that 150 odd a couple of years back.
    Poor bastards.

  140. Holty01 says:

    Go Gawn. That is it.

  141. Maverick_ says:

    a good feel about this game early. dons looking to move the ball fast
    what is wrong with melbourne this year?
    pre season injuries? Missing hogan? two key defenders missing?

    • Hawk131415 says:

      Nank the Tank

    • kinglear009 says:

      For two years we've known our issue: our defence. So we hired Lever…who got injured, and May….who is currently injured.

      Our midfield doesn't have the same run through the center – outside players seem slow after a shaky preseason,

      Forward line doesn't have the right mix of pressure and leading offensive targets.

      Still, Gawn, Clayton and Brayshaw are gods – but our coaching stocks desperately need enrichment. I'm confident we'll find form, but too late? Maybe. Next week looms large.

  142. Hawk131415 says:

    Anybody having problems with the site on their laptops? It’s fine in my phone but not my laptop

    • Maverick_ says:

      na i'm all good now hawk.
      this morning though about 10am my phone wouldn't work but laptop was fine.
      Patch or Lek i think it was did say the other day the website would be down for upgrades at some point maybe it's different for everyone?

  143. Shake_n_bake says:

    Wow we these free kicks getting payed is turning me right off!

  144. Hawk131415 says:

    Melbourne doing 2009 again??

  145. Benjiherb says:

    Is Merrett playing tonight ?

    • Russty_ says:

      Yep, he's sitting on 47 points, not bad.

      • Shake_n_bake says:

        How the **** is Sheil on 47 Merrett on 61 🤦‍♂️

      • Truthsayer says:

        Softest/easiest 60 points ever awarded in Supercoach virtually no impact on the game except for being almost singlehandedly responsible for the Dees comeback! CD shouldn't let bombers fans do the stats on Bombers games. Bizarre that sheila is the only bomber keeping them in it but his SC is poor. I reckon a few of his possessions have been credited to Merrett no way he's had 9 kicks @75%

        • Derek says:

          As a merret owner, I would agree.

          Done very little.

          He went from 24 to 42 when he got a thump in the head and got a free kick deep in defence. His kick got market and given a 50m. Merry get 18pts for it.

          I’m not complaining, but……

        • Shake_n_bake says:

          Im still in disbelief 🤨

  146. Hawk131415 says:

    Anyone vc or c Gawn,?? Damn!!! 71 before the half,

    • Holty01 says:

      No but anyone who has him would be very happy right now.

    • Swans2012 says:

      Captain, only because i didn’t realize I don’t have a loop for danger lol, 🤞 he keeps it up, will hopefully make up for butters instead of Constable on field…

      • Hawk131415 says:

        Well done Swans, mistake or no option. Doesn’t matter, going to go large

        • Swans2012 says:

          Yep, after I realised I couldn’t loop danger he felt like my most bombproof option, can’t see him going worse than he did round one all season…and somehow he managed 90 odd then…

          • Hawk131415 says:

            Yep, good call, we’ll done once again mate, should get at least 130

          • Hawk131415 says:

            Sorry swan, think I jinxed him, did nothing that qtr, 12 points???

            • Hawk131415 says:

              Got it back for ya Swan🤘

              • Swans2012 says:

                Thanks bud! Happy he got to a respectable level! I reckon it’s going to be a tough year for Gawn, he’ll still average 115 or so but at the end of the day, he’s one man rucking a whole game against 2 blokes rucking half a game, he’s going to tire towards the end….

  147. Yeahnah says:

    Brayshaw only 62% TOG at half time and still has 17 touches.

  148. SC_Donkey says:

    Just my luck had Wagner (47 at haf-time) on field and opted to bench him over Scott an hour before the game. What are the chances Scott spuds it again this week.

  149. Truthsayer says:

    LOL Ridley on more SC at half time than Nathan Jones! Obviously SC scores are no indication of the actual impact a player has on the game + how the hell is Ridley at 100% DE? One of his kicks was a turnover and one handball went to the wide open spaces.
    Maybe the secret to winning supercoach is having bombers players

  150. Swans2012 says:

    On a completely different note, St Kildas Bruce has been playing r2 for them and nearly tonned up last 2 weeks, kicked a couple in each but also had 3-4 FA in each, feels like he might finally live up to potential? No takers at 250k or so? I’m tempted….

    • Russty_ says:

      Could be an outside smokey Swans, Saints fwd line looking a little better this year and Bruce looks confident.
      Who would you be offloading for him?

      • Swans2012 says:

        Have some cash so could upgrade a rookie, it’d get Setterfield off the field, but it’d be a playing rookie I’d be upgrading so feels a little wasteful, reckon I’ll hold for now and keep my trades but just got a feeling about him this year….

    • WTFoxtrot_58 says:

      I have Toby Greene and have been considering this one.

  151. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    What is wrong with Melbourne?

    • Russty_ says:

      Not looking good for them is it?…I think they're in trouble this year.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Good that things are going back to normal and we won't have to worry about the finals this year.

      • Russty_ says:

        What's up with T-Mac this year John?, I know he copped a whack earlier but he doesn't look right this year.

        • Hawk131415 says:

          I was thinking the same Rus, I had him last year and was great, nearly went him again this year but he was injured so said no, must have a niggle?

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Weiderman seems to be doing his job.

    • Derek says:

      Forward line doesn’t exist. Need someone like a Hogan

    • Mr_Pink_ says:

      A bit big and slow the Demons… much like the Swans… not sure the new 6-6-6 suits these teams that lack that balance of inside clearance players with the outside pacey ones

      • Russty_ says:

        I think their fwd line's the problem Mr Pink…T-Mac way out of sorts, Petracca still not living up to the potential, not enough decent crumbers in there taking their opportunities.

        • Mr_Pink_ says:

          True Russty… they're very average forward of centre… maybe they could think about putting Fristch back to a wing-half forward… he has been great down back but they miss his flair up forward… also miss Hannan/Vandenberg type guys at least working hard to provide some run and contest… not sure whether T-Mac will ever be the answer as their no. 1 big guy… he played better as a 2nd or 3rd tall forward… but yeah definitely not fit

    • Nice_Person says:

      If you listen to the radio commentary it's a lot easier to understand why they were getting flogged. Juddy was saying Melbourne defence was so commited to playing a zone that they would often leave players unmarked.

      • JEL says:

        Yep, it was also mentioned on the TV. Players focused on their zone, not on what is happening around them.

  152. Hawk131415 says:

    How good is Clarke’s disposal?? Superstar

  153. Holty01 says:

    12 point quarter by Gawn.🙄

  154. Hawk131415 says:

    Umpiring is disgraceful in this last qtr, they need to be dropped like players are

    • Russty_ says:

      I reckon they will be, and who needs to hear everything they bloody say?…rip the mics off them I say.
      Way too nitpicking tonight, ruins the game when it's stopping every 2 minutes.

      • Hawk131415 says:

        Exactly, they seem to be making the game more about them then the actual game more then ever, they are going to kill it like the footy show, change rules every year, just leave it the f¥€k alone already!!!!

    • IsourGameRigged? says:

      Sadly they were better in the last than they were in the preceding 3quaters

  155. GoodQuestion says:

    Genuine question.
    At least 3 times Melbourne have tried to take advantage after a free kick, each time getting a clear possession in forward 50 or well forward of centre but each time the "advantage" has been revoked by the umpire. Why?

    • Russty_ says:

      Something about it being paid by the Umpire who wasn't closest to the ball. They said it earlier in the game.

      • CuriousGeorge says:

        LOL and here's me thinking it was because essendon didn't have enough players back to prevent a melbourne goal.
        Does that mean that the umpire who missed the free, that was so obvious a bloke 30 metres away could call it, is a cheat? Or is it just "better for the game" when certain teams win?

        • Russty_ says:

          Not sure there George haha, bloody silly rule though if it is a rule, should always be the closest Umpire making the call, or maybe they were too busy adjusting their microphones from going up their asses….LOL

      • TommyC99 says:

        Yeah any free kick paid by an "out of zone" umpire is not allowed to be paid advantage

  156. Hesoverrated says:

    LOL Merrett 24 possessions 40 metres gained

    • Derek says:

      Merrett was BOG in the last quarter. Had a huge finish. Heppell did the job in 3rd.

      Oliver went missing in last quarter. Could get his hands on it and gave away 2 frees

      • Russty_ says:

        I'm sure you don't mind how he got his points Derek 🙂

        • KeenButClueless says:

          Agreed. A little bit of redemption for Derek. He took a lot of stick on his Merrett selection. Glad it’s working out a bit better for you. Now, if only Dusty can come good….

          • Russty_ says:

            Merrett could be a good pod this year Keen, only in 4% of teams, many teams looking a bit same same in my leagues, some guys only have 8 players or less different.

      • RealityCheck says:

        Maybe in Supercoach mate but in actual footy he wasn't even 25% as good as Brayshaw. If Cripps got the free points from CD that Merrett gets he'd score 300 every week

        • Russty_ says:

          So you're saying I should swap Brayshaw to Merrett, because he's a Champion Data favourite and Brayshaw isn't?
          Not really fair and I tend to agree with him being better than Merrett tonight but, Brayshaw did seem hard done by tonight, did plenty enough to score 120+

  157. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    What a mystery Zerrett's pts are.

    • Steeeve says:

      Had a couple of big important tackles.
      Almost took that mark deep in defence when Melbourne sent one across the goal face that would have gotten him another 10 points but not to be.

      • Derek says:

        He had 3 or 4 handballs that set up goals in last quarter.

        Thought his 61 in first half was a bit light. But second half he was terrific

  158. Mystic_Mac says:

    CD gave Brayshaw 3 points for that mark and goal 🤔

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah Mac I checked, they were about 75 points short of the 3300 allocation so they hand points out for nothing to some and take away from others in the last few minutes of every game…or just after.
      Last week they handed out 1 to 3 points to almost every player from both teams…at the end of the game.

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      Disgusting seeing a few of the Essendon boys out score Brayshaw. And I don't even have him and I'm saying this.

      • Russty_ says:

        He didn't even get rewarded properly for that last mark and goal either Dave….should've gone up by about 10 points.

    • Nice_Person says:

      If it's irrelevant to the game it's irrelevant to the scoring. Orazio only went up 3 aswell

  159. Yeahnah says:

    brayshaw ROBBED

    • Mystic_Mac says:

      Couldn’t agree more!

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        When you compare him to Zerrett it's a joke

        Brayshaw +8 marks +8 Inside 50's +1 Centre Cleance and a goal.
        Merrett +5 tackles + 2 Frees For

    • Mr_Pink_ says:

      Darcy Parish outpointing him is questionable at best… much like some of that 'umpiring' i was watching tonight

  160. Steeeve says:

    Merrett didn't have a great game but I'm glad I held him. Nice bounce back from a terrible round one score. Thanks to those who talked me out of trading.

  161. Pranav says:

    Thoughts on lockhart as a trade in option next week? Don’t like the scoring potential but he has the job security and is at bargain basement price of 102.4k

    • Derek says:

      Hore to Lockhart

      The DPP is great

      The $102k is great

      Get him in if named next week

      • Pranav says:

        yep thats the plan decided to hold hore this week because didnt want to use 2 trades to get rid of him

  162. TBone_9 says:

    Umpiring is an absolute joke. Yes we didn’t look very good, but at least be fair when you are in charge of the decisions in a game. Not liking how slow and out of shape we looked tonight. Plenty of room for improvement though. Go Dees!

    • Russty_ says:

      They'll bounce back T-Bone, not too far away from a win tonight, maybe if the Umpires weren't auditioning for a part in Home and away.

      • TBone_9 says:

        Yeah I reckon we are getting on track mate. With some decent umpiring I think we just about get home in that one. Some better field kicking would be nice too haha

        • Russty_ says:

          Yeah, T-Mac needs to start watching the Footy too and not watching movies on netflix on his phone when the ball's on it's way in there. 🙂

    • StartingtoStinkAFL says:

      You would have won if the umpiring was fair and equitable. Maybe by 3 goals or more

    • Ja191 says:

      I’m confident that number 6 umpire had money on Essendon

    • Connor says:

      Club is clearly lacking culture though! Watched Neville Jetta get absolutely crunched in the second quarter and not one demons player came over to pick him up or give him a high-five for a big effort

    • Blueth says:

      I'm an Essendon fan and the umpiring was a joke tonight.
      dunno if we still would've won or not, but dont really care cos the game was pretty much ruined

    • UpBeat says:

      Melbourne are an average team at best that played above themselves last year and now without Hogan they have lost a target up forward. The umps are adjudicators of the AFL rules so blame the rules committee.

  163. WTF_howsThisWork says:

    I thought lockhart played a better game than Merrett, he certainly had more impact on the score and won bigger contests more often than Merrett did.
    Does champion data award points according to twitter popularity or something equally as non footy related because merrett deserved 70 at most.

    • Nice_Person says:

      Look at his Stats, 14 contested, 85% de, 7 tackles, 3 frees for. 7 intercept possession too, and he was huge when it was a close game.
      70 at most? What a joke

      • Derek says:

        He did all that under a close tag most of the first half and last quarter.

        He was close to BOG for me. I was cheering for Dees.

      • WhatDidUwatch? says:

        If you look at the game mate your 'close tag' line is a joke nobody was near him at every ball up because he was hanging out the back like a seagull. His impact was rubbish apart from 1 tackle in the first quarter. Lockhart did win bigger/harder contests and had more impact than Merrett so if you look at his score and game compared to merretts 70 would be generous

  164. TommyC99 says:

    Liked the look of wagner from the dees. Faded in the second half but with his effort in the first half you'd think he'd keep his spot. 123k on the bubble next week

  165. Holty01 says:

    That umpiring tonight had some of the softest decisions I’ve ever seen in a game of football. Yes they make mistakes which I can understand but by the end of the game they had made so many that I actually believe that this is what the AFL is directing them to do. Lockett and Dunstall would of kicked 2000 goals each if they were paying the free kicks tonight back then.

    • Russty_ says:

      Just the sheer number of Whistles blown in the first quarter was unbelievable Holty!…let em get on with the game FFS.
      And the bloody talking from the skinny flogs, I seriously think there'll be a backlash tomorrow against those guys and they'll either be dropped, disciplined or re-educated.
      The rule changes are supposed to promote a more free flowing game, those guys did the opposite tonight, just seemed determined to hold things up, and were way too strict too early.

  166. Hawk131415 says:

    AFL is a massive joke atm, and is in danger of loosing a lot of fans, me for one, in 46 years I’ve never seen this garbage , where the umpire is more in vogue than the players, this game is getting ruined!!! It’s not what I grew up watching or how I played the game, it’s going to become touch football very soon and because of f soft players like Danger and Jenkins who want to play less, for more money, and less physicality ! Go play lawn bowls if you can’t be a man!!!!

    • Russty_ says:

      Mate, I'm surprised to learn you're not as young as I thought, hahah, no offence, but I don't think Danger's soft, he's one of the hardest charging Bulls in the game, maybe he's just trying to secure a more lucrative future for the players who put everything on the line every week and can, a lot of the time end up with nothing to see them through to their retirement years, compare it to American Sports….those mofos make a ton more money than any Aussie players of anything. (20-30-40 million bucks a season). Tiger Woods did the same thing for Golf back in the 90's, he demanded more match payments for players and now the weekly PGA Tournament winner wins about 1.1 million dollars…before that, it was about ten times less. Tennis players also command huge salaries, are they any better than our top notch AFL Players?
      The AFL makes a bunch more money from merchandising, ticket sales, and media contracts than the players do every season, it's not actually fair and the players who dedicate their lives and their bodies to performing at the highest level every week, deserve more.
      Look how much these Soccer playing diving flogs make a year?….Golfers, Tennis Players etc…AFL should pay a lot more to it's players…period.
      One significant injury and it can be all over for any player at any time, regardless of if they've saved enough money to keep them going forward.
      If more money was available to the players of the game, then maybe there wouldn't be so many mediocre players in the game.
      They have to give up everything in their normal lives to do what they do too…..they should be amply rewarded for it.
      By the way, I believe the season is way too long and should only be 18 rounds, each team plays each-other once, and then finals.

      • Great fact hunt says:

        Spot on rusty to the last comment. The season should go for 34 weeks plus finals as I need my footy fix for longer.

    • Hawk131415 says:

      Each team should play each other twice, once on each other’s ground, then finals, you can’t get any fairer than that, they make millions and do t want to work for it??? Come on!!

      • Russty_ says:

        So Hawk, the Season should run for 36 weeks plus Finals…40 weeks?…that'll never happen mate, there'd be no one left to play, they'd all be injured or too exhausted, it ain't Major League Baseball where they're standing or sitting around most of the time. Even those guys are on 10 to 50 million dollar contracts.
        AFL Players don't make millions, only a select few might be on a million a year, a lot of guys are only on a couple of hundred thousand to 500,000 bucks a season.
        AFL is the hardest game on the body and head in the world, even those big fat yanks who play NFL are on 10 to 50 times more money and they're all wearing body armour every week.

        • Hawk131415 says:

          Well we’ll agree to disagree Rusty?? It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it?

          • Russty_ says:

            Of course you are Hawk, I'm not dissing you mate….in the WSL, the Women's pay for contests has just matched the Men's, I see that as real progress.
            I just feel that for the effort and risk that AFL players put in every week for 6 months every year, they should be paid a lot more.
            It's the fat cats in the AFL who are getting the Lion's share of the profits…not the players.

            • Hawk131415 says:

              I understand that but what if I only worked 6 months a year, do I still get the same money? Nope? I’d get the sack, it’s a job, and they get paid handsomely for it, I put my life on the line most days at work, blokes played harder in the “good old days” and they smashed each other and then went to work during the week, it’s getting way too soft for more money, they sound like teachers, we want more days off but want more money too, it’s a joke!!!

        • kinglear009 says:

          I like a lot of this. Even this year, we've seen a lot of injuries from players pushing their bodies to breaking point – doubling the workload would crush them. Also, I shudder to think of the attrocious skill errors we'd see by seasons end

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I like the idea of only playing each other once, and just change the home ground advantage around each year, then finals, they could even have a playoff for 7 + 8 spot between 10, 9, 8 ,7 in the first week.

    • Hawk131415 says:

      I have a great idea, LEAVE THE GAME ALONE!!! Every year new rules? Absolute bullshit!!!

    • Intel Design says:

      Great call.

      It's turned into a politically correct shit show. It all began with fears that mum's would steer their kids away from footy and into sissy sports like soccer. Then the AFLesW came along, with yet more softening and sanitizing of a game that was once the envy of the (former) Western world. If it weren't for Supercoach, I wouldn't waste my time with the appalling PC shite.

      • kinglear009 says:

        Haha this reads as some weird manifesto. It starts off with over judicious umpiring and ends at the collapse of "former" Western society. What a strange rollercoaster

        • Russty_ says:

          Yeah he sounds like that deranged Neo-Nazi who shows up here occasionally, also Lesbian-Phobic hating comments…must be a fun life he leads to be so filled with hate.
          People like that are actually really quite stupid from their own ignorance.

          • kinglear009 says:

            Yeah Rusty, I'm always one to give the benefit of the doubt but why bring the AFLW into this? That comp has developed beautifully over the years and fostered a lot of grassroots love among girls for a sport that has traditionally shunned them. Should be thanking it!

          • Hawk131415 says:

            Sorry??? Rusty?

  167. Peepee says:

    Don’t be a sook. Lots of goals tonight. Woopee.

  168. Daniel says:

    I started with Dusty and Selwood in my midfield this year, alredy traded dusty out to lloyd, after selwoods performance this week should i look to trade him out for oliver/fyfe or merrett instead, or do i hold him until the byes?

    • DavidC says:

      Well, Oliver and Merrett aren't exactly lighting it up either so wouldn't recommend either of those two. Probably hold until things become clearer and a clear target emerges.

    • Derek says:

      Wait to see how Kelly is first. But Selwood seems to have found his place on the wing, will be up and down scoring this year. Should still average 100ish. Tough as nails though and if Geelong’s going gets tough expect him back in guts.

      Get rookies right

      Fix injuries

      Deal with mid pricers

      Then do sideways premium trades

      • SC_Donkey says:

        Sound advice Derek

        Got rookies right (I think) Butters, Clark & Setterfield are my only expensive rooks.

        So far no injuries hope I didn't jinx myself.

        No Mid-price Though brought in Stewart

        Sideways Premo. Not sure if it's sideways or downgrade Simmo to Stewart. Keeping a close eye on Dusty in the next two game, might have to upgrade him to Fyfe or sideways to Bont. Dunkley concerns me as well, with doggies jammed pack midfield not sure of how much time he'll spend in the guts unless he kicks a few goals each week.
        Heeney has me worried as well, have they managed his ankle enough, will he be ok this weekend or next week? We'll see how he goes today.

        Good luck all and hope the SC Gods be kind this week.

  169. COREYSC says:

    Who is everyone fielding out of Setterfield and Parker

    • Maverick_ says:

      I’m playing Parker off the back of his form.

    • Lazza says:

      Both

    • Holty01 says:

      Parker for me. Bit concerned Setterfield might get a tagging role again after he did such a good job against Rocky last week.

    • Pranav says:

      both because im not taking clark score i think if you are choosing between the 2 id go parker

      • Derek says:

        I decided to take Clark’s 65. Could have gone Parker.

        65 is only 5 less than 70. Which I would definitely taken.

      • SC_Donkey says:

        I'd take anything over 60 from rookies. Setterfield hasn't set the world on fire for me to better that 65. He scored 69 Rd1 and 50 Rd2 also did the tagging role. Parker on the other hand scores of 87 & 89 in the first two games is the ideal candidate to better Clark's score.

        Good luck and go with what your gut is telling you.

  170. Nice_Person says:

    That shark move selection of hibberd looks great

  171. Nice_Person says:

    So much complaining about the scoring from last night. Remeber supercoach looks at the impact of the disposals and does not reward in effective disposals or irrelevant goals at the end of games.

    • Derek says:

      CD score players on how they GET the ball (possession) and how they get RID of it (disposal). This means someone can have a possession but not a disposal, ie they are tackled and there is a ball up. No disposal counted, but still get points for the possession.

      Everyone just looks at the disposals.

      It also is effected by WhERE on field and WHEN

      • Derek says:

        Merrett’s first half 61 looked a bit generous but he was on 29 after 10 mins, only 4 disposals but 3 tackles that all lead to a turnover.

        When Melbourne were coming in the second quarter, Merrett go a snack in the head almost in goal square that gave him a free kick. His kick to Fantasia got a 50m and they went inside 50. Merrett got 18 points for that.

        His final quarter he was BOG by a fair margin and should have scored a few more.

        Essendon won game and he had a lot to do with the result

        • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

          You seriously saying Zerrett should have scored more than 120 Derek?
          And to pan everyone saying they just look at disposals is a pretty trash statement to make.
          I myself highlighted that Brayshaw had +8 marks +8 Inside 50's +1 Centre Clearance over Zerrett and that Zerrett had +5 tackles +2 Frees For over Brayshaw. Don't think that's only looking at disposals but I digress

          • Nice_Person says:

            Zerrett also went at 85% compared to brayshaw 62%.
            Zerrett had 7 intercept possessions (which are scored heavily) Brayshaw had 0.

            I don't see anything wrong with Merrett outscoring brayshaw

            • WatchClosely says:

              Just because CD says Brayshaw had 0 intercept possessions doesn't make it true. I saw at least one intercept mark by him in Dees backline from a Merrett kick. Wouldn't be suprised if that intercept went to Zerrett instead of the turnover. His impact on the game was minimal 90% of his handballs traveled less than 5m and came from seagull activity he seemed to be scoring points for looking at a player with the ball.
              1 big tackle Derek only 1 most of the others were nothing tackles in congestion where 1 or 2 other players made the initial tackle and he jumped on. He was also credited for clearances that weren't his on a number of occaisions after recieving from Shiel who had the actual clearance but not the CD stat.
              Watch the game again mate slow-mo every ballup and you'll see that he got 50pts for nothing

              • Derek says:

                Stupid CD not being able to tell Merrett and Shiel apart and giving Merrett 50 free point, how stupid are they

              • Sharkmove_King says:

                2 players I see that get called seagulls and soft are Merrett and Z.Fisher….have you actually watched these guys play closely? Or do you assume they're soft because of their size?

                Secondly, obviously Goodwin didn't think Shiel is better or had more of an impact than Merrett, otherwise the tag would have changed.

                Thirdly, if those stats from zzzCalint & Nice person are correct then I think Merrett had the better game. 8 extra marks doesn't mean much if they're uncontested, 5 extra tackles is a lot and the DE difference is significant

                • Derek says:

                  They tagged Shiel at start of second quarter after he had it 13 times in 1st. Only did it for 1 quarter and went back to merrett

                • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

                  nice cherry picking Shark Left out the 8 more inside 50's why?… also I never said anything about tackles not being worth a lot more. Simply put up who had more than the other as a "comparison".

                  So have Derek speak for all of us saying we only focus on disposals.
                  Now you show up and have cherries on your white knight sword.

                  Done with this site. I am always up for discussions but not when people put words in others mouths or simply can't read.

    • Sharkmove_King says:

      Me cherry picking stats? Coming from the person who left out the 85 % de compared to 62%de?? Did you not think that was significant?

      Also, you say you're up for a discussion and then you get in one and then decide to leave the site. Sounds a little bit like taking your bat and ball and going home to me

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        Just confirming you can't read. The stats I showed was to outline the difference without disposals, the post was in response to Derek saying people only look at the disposals. You saying I'm cherry picking, feel like I'm just having to repeat myself to you…. do I need to say this a third time in a different way for you?

  172. dontblushbaby says:

    Jeremy McGovern – will he be in the top 8 defenders ?

    • TommyC99 says:

      I think ultimately he will be in and around the mark. Scores fluctuate too much for my liking. If you really want him, pick him up after his inevitable price drop

  173. chuck-a-spekky says:

    Thoughts on trading Nick Blakey to Darcy Moore in the fwd line?

    Worth the trade or save it?

    Haven't made any trades yet and lucky to have already chosen right rookies so far. Only other concern is Heeney but I think he's worth holding.

    • KeenButClueless says:

      If a trade is worth $150k, do you think you will gain $150k extra cash from Moore versus Blakey?

  174. RoyWetard says:

    Danger VC but went Gawn C (-2 points is annoying, I still think going for someone other then Danger is the right move) and I've seen the reasoning why Brayshaw got less points for his goal but if it says on the site that a player gets 14 points for an uncontested mark while maintaining possession, kicks a goal which is an effective kick I think he should get 14 points no matter what it means to the outcome. Also, does anyone know why the 3300 points rule is a thing?

  175. DavidC says:

    Is Phillips out?

  176. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Doc is kicking well in the warm up

    Looks fine to me get out there son ….. 🤣

  177. Benjiherb says:

    Yeap no more supercoach for me I give up .
    Steven,doodee,Jacobs an Jacobs traded for Phillips which is out aswell now haha. 4 in two weeks .

    • Russty_ says:

      Oh Benji, that's some rotten luck there mate, maybe you could go to Mummy next week if he goes ok?

  178. Pranav says:

    Looks like curnow playing a role on Lloyd

  179. JohnDJ59 says:

    Very happy I pulled the trigger and traded out Mills.

    • Derek says:

      He is playing as a tall defender. Not what he is good at. When will Grundy be back?

      • Derek says:

        42 at half. As a tall defender that is best he can do.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          If I kept him I would have been contented with that score at HT, considering what I paid for him, but he wasn't going to be a top six defender, so it was better to cut him now than later on.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Great call John. Doing bugger all again today.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I gave Simmo another chance, he might be going to Whitfield next week if he gets another sub par score. I just can't afford to keep any under performing players at the start, I have all the best rookies, so I can afford a few sideways trades.

    • SC_Donkey says:

      I don't know if my glasses is playing tricks with eyes, but Mills scored 107.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Yes I traded the wrong backman out, but was prepared to give Simmo one more chance, as far as Sydney players go, you never know where they are going to be played from one week to another.

        • Derek says:

          The ball was permanently in the swans defence. He couldn’t help be get the ball.

          McVeigh looked in trouble. Mills might get the running back roll.

          Have him in draft teams. More than happy.

          Love to see him get some midfield time though.

          Opposite for Simpson. Ball wasn’t down his end

  180. DEE says:

    went with Setterfield on the ground over Parker and Petrucelle…. FML

    • Derek says:

      Most would. He is very highly owned. He is playing in the guts, hopefully get a few more in second half. his main problem is Crips and Walsh keeping getting it.

  181. DEE says:

    Gibbons no disposals and 1 tackle @ HT

  182. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Gibbons is playing like a gibbon! Give the bloke a banana at half time. Gee wizz

    • Russty_ says:

      Could find himself starring in the VFL again soon I think.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Yep. If he does not produce a decent second half, he will get dropped. No doubt about it. One tackle at half time. That is pathetic.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Any news on the Tim Kelly injury mate? Will he miss games?

        • Russty_ says:

          Don't know yet Hawk but Geelong have said in the Geelong Advertiser, that they don't think it's serious and not even sure if he need scans or not, I think he'll probably get a scan anyway, just to be safe, hope he's right for next week!

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            I hope so mate, just about to pull the trade lever mate. LOL

            • Russty_ says:

              I brought him in this week …hehe, I'm just gonna hold even if he's out for a week or 2, already done a sidewaysy, they don't feel good.

    • silversovereign says:

      Traded him out this week on the basis that he won’t generate much cash #rightcall.

    • Russty_ says:

      Gibbons has improved a bit now…he's on 5 lol

  183. TBone_9 says:

    Hangover from yesterday still in the back of my mind, but it’s a new day of footy boys. Very tempted to go Billings down to Moore as my first trade of the year. Reckon Billings won’t average more than 85 and Moore should be around that ballpark if he can stay on the park. That extra 200k could fund Brodie Smith to a premos, Williams to Lloyd, Gibbons/Atkins to Libba. What do you reckon community?

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Hi TBone, I'm happy to keep Billings for now if he keeps up his 80+ scores, but the fact you have already worked out what you want to do with the saved cash, I say go for it.

      • TBone_9 says:

        Cheers DJ. I’ll wait and see to make sure there are no late outs and go from there. A little more worries I’ll have to burn a couple trades next week to get rid of the duds that are Setterfield, Atkins and Gibbons

  184. Blueth says:

    What are the stats on the amount of people who traded out Heeney?
    Tracking for a 120

  185. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Carlton don’t look too good, at least my SuperCoach does, Crippa, SPS and Walshy on field. Thank god I traded Balta to Moore to get setterfield off the field

  186. Russty_ says:

    Go Heeney Cripps and Walsh you good things!

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Damn wanted Heeney cheap ! Lucky I started with Lloyd was a bit scared thurlow would affect him a bit

    • TommyC99 says:

      Got the same 3. Not having Lloyd hurts but ya cant have em all!

      Gibbons and Setterfield poo rookie scores on my bench is obviously going to stung their cash flow. Gibbons will be lucky to get a game next week

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah same Tommy no Lloyd yet, soon though hopefully…got a bit of cash in the bank now.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Bet you are stoked Heeney has come good. So many coaches punted him this week. Walsh is on the field and Setters on the bench. Thank fark for that!!

      • Russty_ says:

        Sure am mate, a big ton would be a nice bonus, Same here with Setters, I've left him on the pine too, don't like 50 or less scores.
        Got Constable instead of Gibbons pre round 1 too thank Buddha lol

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      & Lloyd

  187. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Wish I traded setterfield like I originally intended instead of Balta, watch him kick a bag today !

  188. Michael says:

    Simpson is this years Hibberd

  189. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Hey Lek.

    Simmo is NOT in sleeves.

    Does that mean Rich has been traded in?

  190. SC_Donkey says:

    So far gut instinct has been working, dropped Simmo for Stewart and believed in Heeney to bounce back this week. Now just waiting on Dusty who I was thinking of trading for Fyfe. Dunkley will be my last concern for the weekend.

    • TommyC99 says:

      Yeah i was heavily considering Heeney and Dusty to Kelly and Neale. No doubt who i was bringing in would leave me in good stead, btu not sure we can afford to be sideways trading premos this early on. Dusty big score would top it all off nicely!

      • SC_Donkey says:

        I feel for those 22k who traded Heeney out this week. Had to drop Simmo no more sleeves and not doing the kick-ins. Dusty maybe just dusting off some cobwebs.

  191. Ja191 says:

    traded heeney out yup that was always gonna happen lol

  192. Hawks says:

    So far so good this round.

    Mid week was thinking of trading Dusty & Heeney.

    In the end went Dusty to Constable and Ridley (who I thought wouldn't play) to Lloyd, retained Heeney

  193. Rocksta_ says:

    I hate to say I told ya so about Heeney…………But I did!

    • DEE says:

      didn’t even cross my mind, if you traded him OUT… sucks to be you right now! …..Heeney Meeney Tiny Pre(Mo)…. lolll Song courtesy of LekDog!

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Have no problem with trading out Heeney, he won't play like that every weekend, happier with Kelly and was able to get Lloyd in by doing the trade.

      • DEE says:

        although I admit I did trade out Dusty, 6 minutes left in the 1st QTR and he’s already sitting on 40…. loll. bloody hell…

        • DEE says:

          but I got FyfeLyfe to replace him, who should finish with a higher average than Dusty…. Top 6 MID you would think.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          It depends on who you traded Dusty out to, I didn't pick him this year, he's too inconsistent, he can go big but also get those under 90 scores.

        • Derek says:

          38 after 10 mins.

          28 at the end of quarter

          Don’t do this dusty

          • AuroraBorealis?! says:

            Do it Dusty, with Merrett scoring above his projection i need him to stay quiet to have a chance of beating you Derek

    • Hawk131415 says:

      👏👏👏🏅🥇👏👏👏

  194. Redd says:

    HEENEY!!! 136 BANG HES BACK!!!

  195. One Touch Wonder says:

    Kept Merrett. Kept Heeney. Kept Mills. Tick. Tick. Tick.

  196. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Mr 130 lloyd does it again!

  197. Rick Grimes says:

    Short is done. Great. Probably cost me every h2h.

  198. JohnDJ59 says:

    Just the one trade for me next week, Simpson to Whitfield and that will finish my corrective trades.

  199. Swans2012 says:

    Mummy looking like he might be my solution to the English r2 problem

    • Russty_ says:

      Could be a good call Swans, English seems to be crap even having the number 1 spot.

      • Swans2012 says:

        Yes he is thoroughly worse than I’d hoped, will think on it next week, might have the cash to go to grundy but we’ll see….if mummy continues like he is he could be everything I hoped English would be….

  200. TommyC99 says:

    Dusty laying another massive turd in our midfields. Had a nice first quarter but hasn't looked like it since

  201. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Dusty is turning into a serious muppet. WTF is going on with that bloke? Done SFA in that second quarter.

    • Hawk131415 says:

      Too much nose candy

    • Russty_ says:

      Maybe he has blood poisoning from too many tatts?…hey mate, what the hell with Mummy? 🙂
      You're really going balls to the wall this year, could be a good call this year…who'd you trade out for him and why?

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I am taking a couple of huge risks to start this year Russty. I started with all the right rookies and am ranked at around 4K at the moment. Hoping that Mumford can keep going and go close to tonning up. If he can do that I will be stoked. On 56SC at half time. I want to really push the boundaries where I can. If it back fires, I can say that I have a fair old crack. I am watching Zac Williams like a hawk mate. Hope that shoulder was a false alarm. If he plays out the game and is OK, then I will execute my second trade later today. If I do, you will not like it! LOL If Williams is injured I will have to abandon my second trade to manage Williams and/or Kelly. Its delicate at the minute. Saying a little prayer.

        • Russty_ says:

          Well I admire your plums mate…with many teams looking similar this year, reckon there needs to be some pods in there otherwise, you could get stuck in a pack.
          I'm gonna bring my pods in along the way but would just be happy for now to improve my ranking significantly this week, currently around 40,000

      • you would be happy about Walsh Russty

    • SC_Donkey says:

      Was gonna give him until Rd4 after today my finger is itching real bad to flick him.

  202. Holty01 says:

    Oh dear. And Heeney is a prime example as to why you don’t trade premo’s. 😫 looks like his ankle wasn’t as bad as it was talked up to be. Maybe I should practice what I preach.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      What about Dusty ?, he's the opposite of the example. So it really depends on which player we are thinking of trading.

    • Russty_ says:

      Rumours can hurt Holty….I think it was the Supercoach Gods smiting those who ditched him this week.
      Same deal with Fyfe, when he declared himself fine before round 1, I made room to get him in, didn't listen to the scare reports about his elbow.
      The dude played a game out with a broken leg once 🙂

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      That hurts Holty. Heeney is back in a big way. I never started with him, so was happy. Not sure now. Traded in Shane Mumford for Goldy today. Huge risk and am saying my little prayers. Hope it pays off.

    • TommyC99 says:

      Hopefully dusty pulls his finger out and continues to back up the theory, not looking good tho

    • hedski says:

      I'll put my hand up there and admit that I did Holty, that ankle worried me (got TK in, done an ankle👍).
      Allowed me to go Hore to Scrimshaw, let's see if the SC gods give me a good kicking tomorrow while I'm down.

  203. Michael says:

    Held Heeney and traded Dusty. So far, so good.

  204. Pranav says:

    I thought GWS didn’t tag 🙁

  205. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Whitfield a jet

  206. JEL says:

    Haven't regretted dumping Balta last week yet

  207. Dan says:

    Sydney Stack is looking like a 'must have' in a couple of weeks at this rate (if he keeps his spot). Only 102K.

  208. JohnDJ59 says:

    You were right last week Russty when you said I should fix up my defence first, was trading out Simpson and Mills for Whitfield and Lloyd, but I decided to give Simmo one more game to show me he should stay in my team and I wanted to see how Whitfield went with Kelly back in the team, so traded Heeney out instead for Kelly, I'm still happy with that trade since I was worried about Heeney's ankle, not his form. So Simpson will be gone from my team on Sunday night for Whitfield, admittedly a week late.

    • Russty_ says:

      You can get burned either way mate it's really hard to predict the future. No one knows anything until it actually happens, Like Heeney and Fyfe, Kelly could be fine to go next week too.
      At least you got Lloyd in, no one expects a premo like Simpson to fall so far, so fast, just bad luck.
      First rounds are for corrections, not I told you so's, or gloating…good luck for the rest of the year mate.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Good luck to you to Russty, at least by next weekend I should be as happy as I can be with my team, only up and down trades after that, not counting long term injuries.

    • John we are doing it again Simmo for Whitfield for me too. H;s a gun

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        He sure is Neil, if I'd stuck to my starting G&R in defence he would have been my starting D3. We get there in the end I guess.

    • Noirlust says:

      Looks like you need to worry about Kelly's ankle now

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Not worried, I'll just put him on the bench if he's out for a week or two. My worry with Heeney was the fact he was playing sore and giving us below par scores, if they had rested him instead of playing him, I would have just put him on the bench.

  209. Kewbie Bear says:

    C'ya Dusty.

  210. Russty_ says:

    The Mummy has done pretty darned well in his first game for 18 months, anyone stuck with a crap Ruck could do a lot worse.

  211. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Going to be a huge scoring round I feel. 2250 could be the par score this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah agree Dave, could be some high 2500's this week, even some 2600's.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Only looking at 2100 – 2200 at most, my Port rookies aren't doing all that well at the moment, had Setterfield on field and a few of my defenders under performed as well.

    • Boris_Baconbeer says:

      I think it will be boom and bust week. Some scores looking very high and some are going low in the leagues I've looked at. A real pot-luck draw.

  212. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Martin to Libba next week ain't too late for those who stuck it out with him this round.

  213. SC_Donkey says:

    I have no Lloyd, Whitfield will do for now. Take a bow son you're a gun and made up for the points I lost on Dusty.

    • Russty_ says:

      Well done Donk, Whitfield really delivered this week, think I might have to trade out my whole backline this year to end up with all the best.

      • SC_Donkey says:

        With a bit of luck Whitfield came to play and play he did. Should've been really mad with Dustys score, but thanks to Whitfield pretty happy at the end. Points lost was covered.
        But that doesn't mean Dusty doesn't the flick this week. Really torn of who to replace him with either Fyfe, Neale or Bont.

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Neale

          Jet

          • SC_Donkey says:

            By Geeeee!!!! Flicked on Fan footy and what a monster score Neale welcome to my team, Dusty as much as I love ya mate but ya have to go.

        • Russty_ says:

          I'd say Neale Donk….the guy is a points scoring machine…Fyfe also, but Neale probably more reliable injury-wise.

  214. _Kyle says:

    Were in a tight h2h this week rusty mate! Projections are 3 points apart. Reckon captain choice will decide the winner since were both passing on the danger VC. My mcrae vs your fyfe. Gl mate

    • Russty_ says:

      Cheers kyle yeah I saw that…gonna be very tight mate, might need a 160 from Fyfey boy this week haha.

  215. Pman says:

    Is The Hoff playing tonight as he has zero points at QTR time?

  216. Locked and Loaded says:

    Dusty had to go and if you still have him has to go!

  217. Justin says:

    YES! The Hoff has had a kick!

  218. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Willem drew, Duursma.. RIP big score

  219. Russty_ says:

    Duursma and Drew…ugh!

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Rooks: win some u loose some

      Most teams will have them on field.

      Win some – constable and walsh (can play a bit the lads)

      • Russty_