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PODCAST | Game of Holding

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I tried. I tried really hard to make a Game of Thrones inspired podcast episode name, but like everything I do in life, I failed. It’s not great. So, instead, pretend Game of Bones or something is relevant to this week’s podcast.

We talk about HOLDING TRADES! Because that’s a thing you should do! And then because it would have been a boring (but easier to edit) podcast if we’d turned on the mics and said “hold your trades” and then stopped, we then talked about trades you could hypothetically make in the hypothetical world where you made trades.

But you won’t be making trades, right? Right? Haha, no-one would be making trades. Now look over there while I trade in secret.

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GloryDays94

So I am thinking about two trade options:

Butters to Stack- Dunkley to Heeney- 84k left

Hold Dunkley- Butters to Stack- Setterfield to Hore via DPP Burgess- 224k left to upgrade in next 2 weeks

Only downside is Parker, Burgess or Petruccelle have to be on field at F6

Box

Heeney to miss this weekend………………

Russty_

Didn't think that was confirmed yet, they're hoping he trains Thurs to prove his fitness, where did you hear that he'll miss?
He was supposed to be missing with his ankle last week too, and scored 130.

Lazza

πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ˜’

Lazza

This was my response to having my post deleted by the non-person “Administrator”..

Lekdog

Can't even see you comment in the website history mate, might ned to make an intense debate account so I can greenlight ya

Patch

Not sure what happened there Lazza… sometimes the autofilters pick up swear words or… I beleive there's some sort of spam filter as well? I don't know, I'm just the sound effects guy

Tofa

I haven't listened yet… but I'm guessing from the title, that ummm…neither have u Glory!

GloryDays94

Why hold? Dunkley has been terrible and Stack is a good pick up… Butters has been kicked out of Ports MID so his scoring will be crap now… time to cash in!

Hawk131415

With ya there glory

GloryDays94

Do you have Dunkley? I am still not sure what to do haha either upgrade around him or ditch him this week

Hawk131415

No mate, i did the smart thing and traded Heeney out for Kelly instead

GloryDays94

Yeah that would suck… Heeney is who I will trade in if I cut Dunkley this week. I traded Mundy for Kelly so that hurt also

Hawk131415

I'd pull the trigger on that Glory, im double downgrading, building some ca$$$$$$$h

GloryDays94

It's that or I double down also and hold Dunkley

Patch

Still reckon Ross is the better of the two rookies, but wouldn't disavow you for flicking Dunks

Lazza

Fyfe out again this week.

Hawk131415

Whered ya here that Lazza

Lazza

It was a late news item on the Ch7 Talking Footy tonight … says his recovery is slower than expected…

Hawk131415

Thought it would be, was a big double knock

ZzZCalintZzZ

Yup double knock. He won't be right even when he comes back. Sure he might score 100 but not a lot more

BrokenChairs

Yeah, it's nasty business. I remember a few years ago when Jonas knocked out Gaff – Gaff was off for a few weeks and wasn't right for the rest of the season.

Matt

Can’t trust talking footy lies, just been cleared by Ross the Boss to play! πŸ™‚

Russty_

Yeah what gives with that?…passed all his concussion tests and is locked in to play, hope he can beat Deboer's tag.

NoLanguage96

Thinking about going Butters to Stack and Parker to his teammate Marshall…

Is Marshall a possible forward keeper? Saw him play and was super impressed on Sunday

Lazza

He is impressive for so little number of games… one thing for sure, Longer is no where near as good … it’s just his price …

NoLanguage96

He's got the second highest average after Danger. At this rate 400k is a bargain

Lazza

Yeh, it’s just that I’m thinking of him in rookie terms … that could be a mistake …

NoLanguage96

His role seems very SC friendly. Clearances and not afraid to get his hands dirty

Russty_

Gets a lot of contested possessions, marks, tackles and hitouts too NL, had a good showing against Essendon and the Hawks, beat McEvoy on several occasions in the hitouts.

NoLanguage96

Yeah I watched the game he was terrific. With the lack of FWD options I'm probably going to take a punt on him this week for Parker

Patch

Does he keep it up? At 400k you're bringing him in as a keeper. Is he a keeper? Based on his first three games he'll be a jet, but I've been fooled by three good games before

Russty_

If Richo can't see what's right in front of his face Patchy…he's a bloody idiot, Marshall is twice as good as Longer ever was, Bruce can back up if need be, he ain't doing much else in the fwd line. Longer is a spud who should stay buried in the dirt.

Patch

All it takes is for him to be spooked by the idea of playing Bruce in the ruck if Marshall goes down and old mate's back in the side.

That said, I want him to be brilliant and fantastic. I want him to go well, and I think he probably will.

Dan

I've been wondering that too. He did look impressive, and today on SEN commentators were saying he may be the Saints number 1 ruck now.

johnno2908

I traded him in last week, but had to take the punt as my team is woefully underperforming.

If the Saints keep being as competitive as they have been to start the season, there’s hopefully not much reason to change the team.

Gee he was impressive on Sunday though. Some nice hit outs and those marks early in the final team…trouser stretching.

TOPHAWK1

Correct Patch! Hold da trades!

TommyC99

Should we be looking at bringing in stack this week?

NoLanguage96

I am for Butters

50_Shades

With all this talk of butter and stacks, I’m for pancakes πŸ™‚

ZzZCalintZzZ

It's a bad situation to be in rookie wise

1) All coaches have 1-2 shite rookies on the defensive or forward line.
2) All coaches have 3-4 shite cash generating rookies.
3) who is a safe rookie on the bubble?
4) who will you trade out? That balance of not culling a rookie that's only made 40-50k compared to a rookie that's made 100-120k is more important than ever so far by the looks of. High risk of leaving yourself with the absolute worst rookies on your bench just to get full premo this year.

Russty_

You'll be full premo in a minute!
Probs won't have to trade out all the shite rookies as half our premos will get injured, it's the way of the supercoach world.

ZzZCalintZzZ

Way I'm thinking is… this year could prove to be the hardest to get full premo. We need to really asses cheap options moving forward. Might need to grab 2 guys who fall under 450k and call them premo

Russty_

That's why I think Marshall is a good pick mate, even this week…scoring like a premo, priced like a Greene.
We do really need asses , otherwise pooping would be difficult πŸ™‚

Derek

Agree. But everyone wants to get Whitfield and Neale.

TommyC99

Yeah I was contemplating Crisp to Whitfield but don’t think it’s worth the extra 120k. Whitfield starting to get more media attention so I’m hoping teams might start putting more work into him. And I know his BE is low but you’d think we are paying close to top dollar

Patch

I feel like this week's intro isn't getting enough (re: any) love. Someone please validate me

Pranav

Pick Daniel rich pick Daniel pick Daniel rich 😍

Lekdog

I love it

jimbowan

HAHA I was laughing out loud Patch once i realised what the theme was humming along to, classic!

Russty_

That singing sure was…something Patch , that's the best I can do πŸ™‚

AuroraBorealis?!

I'm very proud of you for your great intro son, im gonna put it right up on the fridge xx

peter

You were at least the equal of Meatloaf.

Rivo

So if Fyfe doesn’t play again, trade or hold?

Patch

Hold, Rivo

Rivo

Yes Patch, I do hear the SC Gods, but what about Fyfe to Whitfield? Dumb move?

50_Shades

I’d find it near impossible to hold right now. He’s a gun no doubt about it, but that’s a lot of coin not bringing in any points and a lack of certainty about How quickly he gets back to his best on the field.

Rivo

Yep it’s hurting. But that’s what you get with Fyfe, never plays a full season. If Scott plays I’m more likely to hold.

Russty_

Thinking of bringing in Ross a week early to cover for Fyfe…bloody bummer Fyfe misses again though.

Shake_n_bake

Trade. I went to Bont last week and like l said b4 to early in the season to really on rookies. I would have had to play Atkins last week and would have lost 60pts but most of all l would have lost 4 league games! Instead l only lost 1.

Rivo

Sideways to Whitfield? Already have Boak. Do get Neale would be a double trade.

Jack

What is everyone's thoughts on Stack and Rotham? Are they must have rookies? I feel like both have worrying JS but lack of options and underperforming popular rookies makes it tempting to pull a double downgrade this week.

Russty_

I reckon it'll be out of Stack and Ross to go when Cotch gets back, if Ross has another strong game, he'll keep his spot over Stack I think.

GloryDays94

Stack can play more areas on the field over Ross

Finnius

Stack is supremely talented and courageous. Wouldn't be surprised if they found a way to keep in him. I don't know much about Rotham, but that is a very good game to be dropped after.

Northerner

He will not keep Jetta out. I also can’t see him keeping out Duggan. So it would have to be Cole who is dropped and he is a love child of the coaches. Cole appears to be a smart footballer who simply always follows team rules and the coaches love him.

Our best bet is for Rotham not to play this week and then one of Jetta, Cole or Duggan gets a 6 week injury and then we pick him up as a mid season downgrade.

Jack

It's a tricky one because all a butters, Parker, setterfield need is one 80pt game and they can easily make another 50-100k so is it worth offloading them now?

Patch

We literally have the best podcast intro of all time and here I am instead butchering Game of Thrones like Toby Greene kicking inside 50. If that's not a week's suspension I don't know what it

BlueBaggerJosh

Might have to downgrade someone this week then Clark next week just to get Whitfield in. Bloody hell…. is a double downgrade for Whitfield worth it over painting the fence for a 500k premo (either defense or forward)

kinglear009

No, the cost of trades, early trading, etc outweigh a player at the peak of what he will cost.

Higinator

I’ve got 2 underperforming forwards in Jack and Josh Dunkley who should I trade out of these two? Got 20k in the bank

Who should i be looking at getting in out of Gresham, Worpel, Walters, Billings, Jack Martin

Just stuck and would like some feedback !

kinglear009

Billings is the most certain. Jack Martin's the POD

Northerner

Time for Settlefield to go. He’s not generating cash and he’s now out for 2. I’m thinking Hore looked the best of those on the bubble. There does appear a spot for him. Even though he was a late in he showed up several of his team mates. Surely May pushes out Frost before Hore?

UpBeat

May and Lewis will return soon.

50_Shades

Fair point, what about Rotham?

kinglear009

I traded Hore because the Demons didn't look near to playing him. Needed injuries, suspensions and eventually a late out to get in the team. But he played a good game. Might have moved up some spots. Wait for the teams.

Northerner

Did anyone notice that Sheed and Redden swapped roles last week. Redden dropped out 145. Has me worried. It might be a horses for courses thing. Let’s hope they swap again this week and that’s Sheed’s score.

KB’s Take

As you boys stated crisp has one game over 20 disposals where he had 32 and scored 132. If he hadn’t had that score his average would be so much lower. I have him…

Thinking of trading crisp to Marshall by swinging Moore back… is this a solid option?

Lekdog

I don't love this because your trading a risky pod in Crisp to a risky pod in Marshall. If you're moving Crisp I'd prefer it to be to a certain keeper.

I'll think this one over

Saritz

Only if you have done any corrective trades at round 3 (29+ trades left). Else it’s a hold from me. We all need to have some resolve and stick fat with our teams and let the cows fatten. Otherwise, by years end you won’t have enough trades to become full premo.

Mint

DEF: Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Rozee, Duursma, clark ( Hore, Burgess)
MID: Cripps, Neale, Macrae, B.crouch, Libba, Rockliff, Walsh, Constable ( Atkins, Scott, Gibbons)
RUCK: Gawn, Grundy ( Bines)
FWD: DangerField, Heeney, Dunkley, Moore, Drew, SetterField ( Petruccelle, Parker)
Got $177,000 k In the bank
Any help Would be appreciated. πŸ™‚

kinglear009

That team is 'Mint' – sorry, had to do it.

Only real concern is Dunkley. If you want, Kelly will soon be cheap. Might splash on Boak(?) or swing Rozee for a Hurn/Ryan/Whitfield

DEE

Mint how many trades left mate? I reckon HOLD.

Mint

27

Beezneez

Dunkley my concern also. Only $30k difference between him and Kelly atm but both will drop next week unless Dunkley scores 120.

Phil

Here are my options:
1. Butters > Stack, Setterfield > Marshall
2. Butters > Stack, B.Crouch > Neale (plus heaps of cash)
3. Butters > Stack, B.Smith > Whitfield

Thoughts?

nankthetank

Smith just scored 104 and has money to make (BE of 52) I'd be holding him for now

Russty_

1.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Not sure how you can have heaps of cash with 2?

Must have a fair stockpile as I tried and would love to make that trade but are way short in funds.

Can i have your secret?

DEE

HAHAHA Trigga Happy you funny man….

NoLanguage96

Option 1

Stacky23

is it worth sideways trading setterfield to wilkie or sweet to obrien as a means of cash generation over next few weeks rather than having idle rookies, both Obrien and Wilkie have large negative breakevens

CalebCripps922

Butters to Stack?

GloryDays94

I am doing it mate. Stacks JS just went up with Markov now going out injured. Butters may make a bit more but don't think he will go much more.

Holty01

I think only 1 trade this week. The only rookie I’m currently not happy with is Burgess. 4 games in and has a very low ceiling. Although I have Parker and Scott, both have proved they can have a good game so another from them and their prices will go up. Setterfield out for 2 weeks but Carlton have 2 late games so will use him as a loophole. Rotham will come in for Burgess. Will give Stack a miss I think. That 40 in his rolling average hurts. If that 108 and 40 were the other way around might have changed my mind. Will wait on Ross and potentially Hinds to be on the bubble.
Hold those trades if you can community as it’s not much fun having no trades left with a few weeks to go especially during finals.

Holty01

I’ll hold and wait to offload Burgess

Holty01

That’s what it’s about. Shame we don’t have any forward rookies doing anything

Holty01

Baker might be a option although I think he would be 1 bad game away from being dropped

JohnDJ59

Holty and Hawk, at the moment I'm planing to trade out Butters/Scott to Stack and Parker to Mummy, swinging Lycett fwd. Thinking that I need a ruck back up for Mummy, but do I, 450k is a lot to be sitting on the fwd bench with the E on him. Should I keep Parker for now and just trade Lycett out for Mummy.

JohnDJ59

Lycett would be on the bench with the E on him. My top six fwds are Danger, Boak, Kelly, Billings, Dunkley, Worpel.

Holty01

Gee John. That Forward line is stacked. Do you have someone in ur midfield that you can swing to the forward line?

JohnDJ59

Drew and Setterfield.

Holty01

Swap Dunkley or whoever else has the mid swing.put Lycett onfield and put Setterfield on bench.

JohnDJ59

I might even put Setterfield on the field and keep Lycett on the bench with the E, since I might need Setterfield as my VC loophole, looking to put the VC on Whitfield and WCE play too early to use Bines. Having said that, getting back to my main question, do you think I need a back up in Lycett if I have Mummy as my R2. If I just did a straight trade and kept Parker for now, I would have an extra 255k in the bank for upgrades.

Holty01

Mummy will miss games. That is almost guaranteed. But the big question will be will he stay on the park long enough for you to create enough money to help upgrade him to one of the big 2. I’d say go for it and remove Lycett. That loophole purpose should be used on the rookies early on. Not on a 400k plus player who you must have some doubts with?

JohnDJ59

I'd only need Mummy to play the next four games, to be able to afford a trade up to Grundy, so something to think about.

JohnDJ59

I might have to rethink the whole thing, I just found out that, Clark, Butters, Scott and Atkins are all unlikely to play this round, add Setterfield and that's a whole lot of rookies gone.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dont think Scott gets back in the near future as North getting some players back ie Anderson who will take his spot and Chris said he started too many rookies then dropped Scott.

Russty_

Parker in doubt with an Ankle problem too John, where did you hear the info?

JohnDJ59

Damo on twitter

JohnDJ59

We are stuffed if they don't.

JohnDJ59

All worked out, traded out Butters for Stack and Scott for Mummy via a swing set, every line covered now.

JohnDJ59

That is correct Hawk, I stacked my fwd line because I didn't like the rookies there as much as the defence and midfield ones, just means I am very light on for premiums in the mids compared to most other teams.

GloryDays94

Would you hold Dunkley if you had him holty?
Thinking of Butters to Hore via Duursma and Dunkley to Heeney
Otherwise I am trading Butters as I don't see him gaining a lot more money as his role is FWD now and he may get dropped this week also

GloryDays94

Markov out for 6-8 weeks. Job Security and Scoring Potential just went up for Stack!

CalebCripps922

Dunkley To Boak or Hold Dunkley?

GloryDays94

I can't decide either… we either cut him this week or we have to hold until later

TommyC99

Rotham or Stack? Or both?

GloryDays94

Stack better JS

DEE

Stack it up!!

GloryDays94

Stack more than Ross.. Ross is a pure MID does he really play with Lambert, Prestia, Dusty and Cotchin

Holty01

Don’t be surprised if Dusty gets pulled from the midfield and plays forward.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I am reading alot about culling rookies.

I think we just need to chill.

Last week was the first week where they had an off week.

We can't expect your rooks to score 80 plus every week they r not all Sam Walsh.

60 – 70 is about all we can expect.

And 90% are delivering that. Most have only made $100k or less after 4 rounds. Is that really worth a trade?

My rooks are:

Scimshaw, Duursma. (Clarke, Hore)
Walsh, Constable, butters. (Setterfield, atkins, gibbons)
Rozee, Meirs, drew. (Parker, petruculli)

They r all going ok and with the exception of butters last round the field rooks scored around 60.

So doing their job. No need to cull.

Plenty of moo left.
Butters should bounce back he went ok first 3 rounds.

If i upgrade dunkley the only rook I would cut is parker as I think he will struggle to impact games going fwd against quality opposition.

Probably dpp setters to get two bites at the cherry fwd next couple of weeks.

A couple of slow burns in that lot. Chill.

TommyC99

So are you passing on stack trig?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yep
That 100 disappears this week then start with a 40 next 3.

Will wait for hind who shoukd debut this week

GloryDays94

Butters isn't playing MID anymore though and Port have WC this week. Are you trading Dunkley because I may go him to Heeney

Brn

+1 to Trigga. I said the same thing. The rookies will make more money and now is not the time

GloryDays94

If it means I get rid of Billings 2.0 Dunkley to Heeney then I think it is worth it

JohnDJ59

Clark, Butters and Atkins are a chance not to play this weekend, add Setterfield and you will have to have Gibbons on field if you don't trade one of them.

Brn

Im looking at having both parker and petta/balta loopholef with setterfield on field this week.
Im taking that hit because no rookies have made enough yet to trade. I hate waiting but its right

Brn

Not saying there aren't situations where a trade is ok.
We have to all assess that ourselves.
But in general they are not ready to cull

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez if there is that much carnage just about everyone will need to trade to avoid mmm donuts or gulp gibbons in deck.

Derek

I can see people getting rid of Setterfield if they are playing 3 rookies onfield in the midfield. Constable and Walsh are fine.

It’s that third one is causing some problems if it is between Setters, Drew, Atkins, Gibbons, Scott.

I can see Setterfield to Lockhart to provide a swing set to bring Duurmsa into the guts and put Hore on field in defence.

Having the Lockhart DPP and the Burges/Moore swing let’s you cover the three lines much better than the Drew/Setterfield swing set.

Or simply trade Setters to Hore via Duursma.

Settlers obvious one to trade because misses 2 weeks, but you can do any of them.

I have just 2 onfield rookies in the guts, so probably just hold this week

GloryDays94

I did Butters to Hore via Duursma

NoLanguage96

A couple of them are cooked. Not trading guys that have had a role change or an injury is shooting yourself in the foot. Butters and Parker for mine

Brn

Guess we can only see how butters goes then.
Im tipping him to make a lot more $

Brn

Butters could struggle against west coast but will likely make his BE. Expecting him to go large against north

Beezneez

Parker got injured last week and spent a good deal of time off the ground and had no impact when he finally came back. Thought he did okay before he went off.

Nice_Person

He did nothing before he was injured actually

TommyC99

Was just a regular press conference. Not sure where you heard retirement from

Ken

Thoughts on jumping on Harris Andrews next week? Will be just over 400k

Derek

Do you care about the byes?

TommyC99

Along with Derek’s point, Andrews has a poor bye, shares it with the likes of Whitfield and Lloyd. If you don’t care about byes then I like it

BomberKnighta

Is it worth getting stack in at the expense of any of the stock midfield rookies. He is about to make a bit but feel its a bit early for all of my rookies (inc gibbons, scott, butters)

GloryDays94

Butters if one of them. Playing FWD now so scoring might drop

Levi

Williams to Whitfield?
Or continue to hold Williams.

Detek

I’m starting to think Williams isn’t the keeper we were hoping he would be

JohnDJ59

He's only had one bad game so far, I'm sticking with him for now.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I'm gonna give him another shot

If post an sub score he may become heeney/boak.

Brn

Of course williams to whitfield is an improvement, but williams is good enough, and should be one of your last to upgrade.

We need rookies to rise so that we can be trading the likes of clark, setterfield, parker etc to premiums.

Thats how i see it anyway

DEE

Very tempting isn't it…. was thinking about upgrading Simpson or Williams to Whitfield, but I think HOLD.

Russty_

Can probably only realistically expect an average of 85 to 90 for Williams so he'd probs have to be upgraded eventually anyway, need to see what's happening with all the potential rookie outs this week first though.
Atkins could make way for Guthrie, Clark for Touhy, Parker has a sore ankle, Butters could miss, Scott could stay rested, Setterfield missing 2 with suspension…carnage!

Derek

The top 6 defenders are starting to sort themselves out.

Lloyd, Whitfield, Hurn, Laird, Sicily, Stewart.

Those 6 seem to be above the rest.

Will see how Stewart goes when Touhy comes back, but why change what is working.

The idea would be to pick those 6 off at their lowest points.

JohnDJ59

Hurn will be my next upgrade in defence, that will give me the top three, after that Laird and that might have to do. B.Smith and Williams at D5 and D6 will most probably be there till near the end, since I am light on in the midfield.

NoLanguage96

Hold

Jacko

If you have Dunkley what do u do. Have gone Butters to stack;

Do I go Dunkley to Boak but costs about 100k

Do I go Dunkley to Libba as reckon he could be top 10mid and wait for another’s genuine top 6 forward to appear.

Do I hold Dunkley but will drop about 15k more this week?

Cheers Community

JohnDJ59

I'm holding, as much as I would like to trade him, will just have to accept the 70-90 scores for now, while I concentrate on my rookies.

Maverick_

dunkley to boak for me a BE of 58 he will be near 590k after this week and nearing impossible to get without breaking the bank

gator59

Hold

Derek

Déjà vu. Did we have the same discussion last year about Billings?

I wonder how many Dunkley owners had Billings last year?

JohnDJ59

I did and I traded him early before he dropped in price too much.

GloryDays94

Agreed Derek. He is the Billings of this year and I sat through that last year so not again!

JohnDJ59

I think the time to trade Dunkley out was last week, he's lost most of his value already, so might as well hold, he could still be a handy F6.

Sam_01

Considering Dunkley to Rocky via dpp at the moment but fwd rookies suck so bad and scared rocky will cop a tag, dunkman does have the blues this week tho

GloryDays94

He may have the Blues but does he get MID time? Bont, MacRae, Libba, Wallis etc etc all getting a go before him

TommyC99

Dunkley is playing the blues this week. It is his last chance in my side. If he can’t score against the blues he doesn’t have hope

GloryDays94

Not taking the risk haha Heeney welcome πŸ‘

JohnDJ59

Heeney is doubtful for this weekend.

GloryDays94

Why I am waiting. If Heeney doesn't play then Boak or someone else

JohnDJ59

Boak seems a better bet, at least you can be sure where he will be playing.

The Bont

Dunkley to Boak or Marshall?

JohnDJ59

Boak.

Shake_n_bake

Zaha out for bombers

neil demons delight

They will miss him

StevenH

With all this non-trade talk, still think my forward line needs a bit of work with all those wookies. $250k in the bank and 27 trades left.
DEF: Whitfield, Hurn, Collins, Scrimshaw, Duursma, J Clark (Ridley, Burgess)
MID: Cripps, Macrae, Oliver, Z Merrett, Coniglio, Libba, Walsh, Constable (Butters, Drew, B Scott)
RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Clarke)
FWD: Danger, T Kelly, Moore, Parker, Setterfield, Petrucelle (Schultz, Brander)

Suggestions where to improve with the hope of getting Neale in soon.

GloryDays94

If Butters isn't on field you could cull him to Stack this week for sure.

StevenH

Thanks Glory.

Any thoughts on Parker or Setterfield, or leave them for now and save trades?

GloryDays94

Setterfield will be back after 2 weeks, use as loophole for now to get best score from rookies in FWD. Hold Parker until a FWD rookie shows haha because there is none for now

JohnDJ59

You weren't joking about your fwd line, I would be Downgrading Butters or Scott for Stack and upgrade one of your fwd rookies to a premo.

Tommo09

Hey Guys I’m a bit stuck on what to do with my team this week. A screw up with emergencies cost me 150 points with O’Meara and Scott not playing.
I know Stack is available but I’m not sure who to trade out and I also think Setterfield may need to go.

I have 27 trades and 44k left. What do I do?

Def: Lloyd Whitfield Moore Smith Clark Duursma (Scrimshaw Hore)
Mid: Cripps Fyfe Bont Neale O’Meara Walsh Constable Scott (Atkins Butters Gibbons)
Ruc: Grundy Gawn (Sweet)
Fwd: Danger Heeney Petracca Setterfield Drew Parker (Petruccelle Balta)

Thanks

JohnDJ59

You have a lot of problems with some of your rookies,Clark, Scott, Atkins, Butters, Parker are all doubtful for the weekend plus Setterfield being out for two weeks. I would be trading either Scott or Butters for Stack, which will cover your mids, you really don't want Gibbons on the field, and hope that Parker gets up for your fwd line, since I don't think you want both Petruccelle and Balta on field.

Tommo09

Scott and Setterfield OUT
Stack and Rotham IN
???

JohnDJ59

I see where you are coming from, move Moore fwd for Setterfield, bring in Rotham and Scott for Stack, so you don't have to maybe have Gibbons on the field. My only worry is Rotham's JS is supposed to be weak, one of the reasons I've held off from trading him in for Clark.

Tommo09

Ahhh ok who would you suggest instead?

NoLanguage96

I'd be getting Butters out and probably Balta he's a dead weight. Stack in, maybe Rotham

Booma

Butter > Stack
Setterfield > Boak

Would still leave me with 27 trades. Thoughts?

JohnDJ59

Yes do it.

comonyouspurs

That's what trades are for. Seems like sound logic to me.

Ken

Who would you get in

Bont or Zach Merrett?

Booma

Merrett, but I’m a bombers fan.

Streaker

I have Merrett but would love the bont, playing in the guts instead of forward. Both will be top 10 mids

Lazza

Bont..

Whitey

English to Mumford? A waste of a trade? Will Mummy be rested? Do I just have to live with my decision to start English and wait to get to Gawn?

Cheers in advance.

Yeahnah

Trades are valuable, however most folks think that cash gen is hard to come by this year. If you think Mumford will either be a keeper, or generate 150k+ in comparison to English, then go for it I reckon

DavidC

Mummy will miss games so it is a risk. You could put O'Brian at R3 and play him ahead of English, he is on the bubble.

Yeahnah

Fyfe playing says Ross the Boss

Russty_

Hi mate, yeah he said Elliott and Moore will be rested at times, nothing a decent rookie couldn't cover though I reckon, I'd like to see what kind of average he can achieve.

Russty_

Yep here…last game was a disappointing score, hope he has a good one this week or I will want to punt him lol

gator59

I punted him last week for Boak… So far so good

Holty01

hey Mate. Worst thing about his score was he was on 51 at half time.

Browncow

Got plenty of the ball for a key position player but 8 clangers.

Swans2012

Is it just me or do clangers seem to be affecting scores more this year than previous?

Browncow

Does seem that way sometimes Swans. Maybe the art of kicking is dying or just all of us SC tragics are looking at the numbers more. Sad when watching your team play and you think damn there goes 4 points.

TommyC99

Anyone not trading this week? If I hold I would have spent 1 trade in 5 weeks, which doesn’t seem right lol. It’s hard because I want to trade seeing as my rank is less than ideal, but I don’t wanna fall too far behind. Just gotta trust the process I guess

Russty_

Good problems to have Tommy, looks you made some good starting choices, trades are power at the back end of the season as many guys will be running short or have already run out come finals time.

TommyC99

Cheers russty. Every year I’m one of those people who run out of trades so would be nice to change t up a bit. I’m not all that unhappy about my side either. Crisp and Dunkley been a bit underwhelming and I started dusty but I’ve just had a couple of really poor Premo scores each week which has cost me rank. Not starting Lloyd or Whitfield hurts but gotta live with not getting their huge scores until they drop I guess!

Derek

Don’t worry about rank too much, how many points are you behind the 1,000th rank?

TommyC99

About 400

Derek

Focus on that more than your rank. Next week aim to be closer.

Booma

At this rate they both could be, but only if you have them already. I would get Libba in now if you didn’t start him.

Mint

Should i get rid of dunkley have 177k in the bank and have 27 trades left

seen_burns

I'm holding, plays Carlton this week, if he doesn't pickup his form trade him to a cheap Menegola/Kelly in a few weeks

GloryDays94

Can't do that. Already have Kelly and Danger.. do not need another geelong player haha. Dunkley to Daniel or Heeney this week for me

seen_burns

Missed the boat on Libba imo, I also didn't start him… But not sure he can keep up this average, Rocky I believe can keep a 110 average just injuries a concern, but hold off for a week, might get a Hutchings tag

Derek

Out of those two it would have to be Rocky.

Locked and Loaded

Worpel or Marshall? I know we’ve been instructed to hold trades but these rookies need to go ASAP and rozee will go this week for one of these two!

Brn

Any chance Liam Baker will hold his spot?
Scored 91 last week and could be a good swap for setterfield?

Holty01

I think we need to wait for him to be on the bubble brn. Can you use Setterfield as a loophole?

Brn

Yeah am using setters as loophole but was after some mote info on him

DavidC

Yeh, risky. Martin to come back this week probably for Menadue. Houli a chance as well, don't know who will go out for him. Then Jack is back next week and probably Cotchin the week after. He did enough to be named for the next game but after that I don't know.

Swans2012

I need a forward. Heeney is too expensive, Worpel is too heavily owned, I’ve already got Marshall, I’m having a horrid start, bugger it I’m bringing in buddy….I reckon he turned the corner last week

Derek

Buddy always eventually ends up in my team every year. Look to get him at a good price. I have some round 12 bye issues, get him later.

Swans2012

Yeah me too, can’t see him averaging less than 95 for the remainder of the season so already represents value for mine @ 450k. Plus I need a pod….. and the money saved as opposed to a heeney let’s me consider Williams/smith/Moore to a bottomed our Tim kelly in a week or two….

Swans2012

Yeah a little but so will my ranking

DavidC

Billings?

Swans2012

Started him

TelescopicCox

Any tips. After finishing top 1000 last year I'm at 26K. Last year I nailed my starting team but this year has been a huge miss:

30 trades and 9k bank

B – Lloyd Crisp Williams Duursma Clark Hore (Wilkie Burgess)
M – Macrae Cripps Cogs Treloar M.Crouch Walsh Constable Butters (Atkins Scott Gibbons)
R – Grundy Gawn (Bines)
F – Danger Heeney Darling Moore Drew Setterfield (Petruccelle Balta)

I"m looking at a reshuffle with Treloar to Rocky but I don't like trading premos sideways.

Thoughts?

Rock of Go Balta

Too early to be sideways trading at the premo end I reckon.
But I’m tempted to move Burgess and Balta on this week for cash generation purposes. I know only one good score will get them going but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m contemplating stack and rotham.

Funkhouser

Move on Darling, too many down games, either straight to Marshall or trade butters to stack and Darling to Boak. Treloar will end up doing OK

Whitfield Saved Me

Very similar team to mine, and I’m 8400. Biggest difference is the backline. Williams isn’t going to be a keeper, so if you can make some cash somewhere upgrading him to a premium would be good.

Yeahnah

I’m in a similar position, was top 100 throughout last year and ended up just outside the top 1000, now I’m at 28k. Just have to hold fast with the premos and hope it turns around