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SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 5

Published by Kev on

As regular readers of the Panic Room will know I’m not a huge fan of Thursday night footy. I mean footy at any time is grouse, but it throws the writing of this article out. I can’t provide you, the viewing public, with the appropriate levels of PANIC until the teams drop after the article is out. That said, I’ve been around this caper for many years. I feel it folks, there’s something in the back of the gut telling me there’s gonna be CARNAGE tonight. Especially in the forward line, where Heeney, Parker, Petrucelle, Balta, and Burgess are all under clouds. Will Setterfield is already confirmed to miss with suspension. Throw in the regular Thursday curveballs and there’s a recipe for disaster.

Our favourite good boy Damo slid into my DM’s this week to have a yarn about just how cooked this season is becoming… and we’re only 5 weeks in. With some creative editing on my part, here are some of his musings.

I know it’s hard community, I know it sucks watching the team you’ve carefully crafted for months come together and be very bad at football, but don’t chase the quick fix. Don’t drop 400k on a trading a rookie to a premo. Don’t trade in a rookie that has questionable job security. There’s still months of this season to go and I can guarantee* the dodgy midpricers scoring well right now will be nowhere to be seen at the pointy end. *not a guarantee

It might feel like you’ve selected every terrible premo so far, but a look at the breakevens this week shows there are many terrible premo’s that are ready to turn it around that we’ll be able to snaffle on the cheap very soon.

This is just my opinion of course, if you want a better one chuck in the earbuds and listen to the greatest podcast intro of all time (and stick around for the rest of the show). Pop the kettle on and have a read of Barron’s Around the Grounds for round 4. Matty’s cheat sheet is beautiful and looks stunning (like Matty). Have a look. Listen to this man selecting your captain, he knows his stuff! Have a squiz at the captains article here. 

The News

There’s s feeling in the waters Thursday teams are going to absolutely rip us a new one, but for now, things are sweet. Brisbane is sticking with the same lineup that got smashed by Essendon last weekend. Collingwood are making one forced change, Dayne Beams is back in, replacing the injured Chris Mayne

Just disregard my entire opening because there’s no carnage at all. Like nada. Devon Smith is out tonight and that might hurt a few. Bailey Scott is back in for North. Josh Rotham has lost his spot to the returning Lewis Jetta. Todd Marshall is in for Port in a move that may free up Justin Westhoff to roam up the ground. Jackson Hately (MID – 148.8k) makes his debut at the Giants. Nat Fyfe is good to go after a week off, he replaces Lachie Schultz. Marty Hore has kept his spot even with the returns of Nev Jetta and Jordan Lewis. Jack Steven is back for the Saints. The Tigers continue to be ruthless at the selection table, dropping the hero of every Tiger fan, Jack Graham. Bachar Houli and Dusty return to the side. There’s a debut for the highly regarded James Rowbottom (MID – 117.3k) at the Swans. Justin McInerney and Nick Blakey have been omitted. 

On Sunday, the Dogs will have at least three changes. They confirmed debuts for Lachie Young (DEF – 120.4k) and Will Hayes (MID – 117.3k). Kreuzer returns for the Blues and there’s a possible debut for Angus Schumacher (DEF – 123.9k). Adelaide have added Bryce Gibbs and Hugh Greenwood to their squad. 

Easter Monday has Jaegar back in the squad at Hawthorn. They’ll lose at least James Frawley for the clash. Geelong have added Zac Smith to their squad. 

The House of Evil

Interesting set of breakevens this week with some tasty looking premiums facing a price drop in the coming weeks. Trade only if you’re desperate for rookie coverage.  

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

Bold – On the bubble (2 games)
* – Played just the one game

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

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

Tim Taranto was always going to get extra midfield minutes with Dylan Shiel’s departure to Essendon, but the question that dogged me throughout the preseason was just how much more. With three scores above 110 (and a 78) to start the season, he’s shown there’s enough points to go around even with Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, and Jacob Hopper all having three figure averages. At a tick under 500k, he represents incredible value and is a POD at only 4.9% owned. With Callan Ward unfortunately doing his ACL, Timmy T’s midfield minutes are a lock.

He does have that round 14 bye though, which is a problem for some. So check that you’re not trading yourself into a corner before considering him.

Hey Now, You’re A Draftstar

Last week I called out David Mundy as being the one who benefits most from Fyfe missing, snagging his 125 at 11% owned almost dragged us over the line, missing the cash by 21 points. I missed Rotham’s late in and his 5k price tag would have provided the value to get Petrucelle off the field. Oh well. 

Friday Night Football is the jewel in channel 7’s footy crown. Tonight we’ve got *checks fixture* North Melbourne vs Essendon… sigh. Okay, let’s do this…

RUC

A look at the ruck line tonight is why I love daily fantasy. Zac Clarke (5.5k) is The Worst but he’s making a lot of sense tonight. He might only score in the 40-50 range but he provides a lot more value over the other two options. Tom Bellchambers (10.8k) is in terrible form Goldy (13.5k) is not worth 13.5k it. He does have two 90’s in 4 games, but he beat up Sean Darcy and Reilly O’Brien for those.

DEF

Both teams are fairly stingy in defence as a whole, but North do give up an average 93.5DS to the oppositions top medium defender. Andrew McGrath (MID / 10.6k) looks good value for a guy that’s put up three 80’s from his 4 games. Jordan Ridley (8.3k) is quickly finding his feet at this level and is excellent value and Adam Saad (8.8k) has cooled after hot start. I don’t see Jasper Pittard (11.8k) hitting three figures again tonight, but he’s in form so I’m not against chasing that if you’ve got the coin to spare.

MID

Essendon have conceded some huge scores to the oppositions number 1 midfielder so far this year. Cogs (161DS), Angus Brayshaw (129DS), and Lachie Neale (139DS) have all dined out on the Bombers. North have also had their struggles against the best midfielder, so targeting the best mid on each team is a good strategy. Shaun Higgins (14.7k) is averaging a lazy 32 touches to start the year. You can throw a blanket over Zach Merrett (15.7k), Dyson Heppell (14.8k), and Dylan Shiel (14.2), so pick the one that you can afford. 

Historically speaking, it’s Aaron Hall (11.6k) that has the best record here, averaging 114 in his past 3 against Essendon. Jed Anderson (11.6k) is an underrated member of this North lineup, he had 6 tackles on his return last weekend. He didn’t drop under 75DS from round 14 last year, he should keep it up. 

FWD

Very little excites me in the forwards. Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (11.1k) is a huge risk but his confidence would be sky high after 7 goals and 139DS last weekend. Both sides concede around 80DS to number 1 opposition forwards. This brings Shaun Atley (10.6k) into consideration, likewise the more expensive Jack Ziebell (11.7k). Mitch Brown (11k) had 11 marks last week but might find things tougher against North’s defence. Orazio (10.1k) has a terrible floor but is worth the punt and we haven’t got much else 


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Chris

Crisp hold another week, or just go with Stewart and be done with him.

SC_Kev7

Hold him. Pies and their keepings off style game plan suits him. Just not happening for him yet

TommyC99

Hope you held!

TOPHAWK1

Crisp 116SC last night. I never considered punting him. He is a premo and true to form, he has come good last night. Hope you stuck fat with him mate.

BobbyGee

Was all set to trade Westhoff but news that Marshall is coming into PA side to free Westy up so tempted to now hold. Problem is another crap score means he's into the 300s and so much harder to turn into another premium. Thoughts on trading or holding Westhoff?

Russty_

Last week was the week to trade him out I think, lost 70k ouch!..if I had him I'd stick with him now, surely he can turn it around, unless he's carrying an injury or having some mental issues.

BobbyGee

Yeah I hears ya re: trading last week. I couldn't though as I had other issues to address and thought Westhoff might go OK against a depleted Tigers side. Turned out to be very incorrect.

Russty_

Marshall's confirmed in Bobby so Westy could get back to his old self this week, I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.

BobbyGee

Cheers Russty.

Patch

I'd probably hold for what it's worth, Bobby.

Binga

Thoughts on Goldy down to Mummy and Butters down to Stack?? My reasons for this are; Butters has slightly peaked he has be of 48 and he verses the Eagles this week, then North and Collingwood. All three of these teams have good midfielders and I can’t see him scoring that well!! My thoughts going down to Mummy is he still has a negative breakeven scoring well and upgrade him to Gawn at around the byes!!

Mummy av vs next 5 opponents; Freo (86), Swans (97), Saints (92), Hawks (104) and the Blues (111).
Goldstein av vs next 5 oppenents Bombers (104), Port (86), Carlton (104), Cats (97) and the Swans (87)

Mummy is expected to rise 93k in 4 rounds.
Goldy is expected to lose 13k in 4 rounds.

TelescopicCox

Is bailing on Treloar a waste of a trade? He's getting the ball but it's not translating in to points. I was sucked in by hit one JLT game, but it seems having Adams back is throwing him off (less contested possessions?)

I haven't used a trade yet so I could do one of the following:

Treloar > Rocky
Balta > ROB

OR

Butters > Stack
Treloar > Neale

OR

Treloar > Rocky
Crisp > Whitfield

I don't like dumping premos but option 1 does help me get out from the Balta mistake

SC_Kev7

My god trade option 3 has seriously increased my arousement levels. Balta is not hurting you if he’s on your bench. If he continues to get games he surely must do something one day (hopefully soon!)

You’re right on Adams though. Not good for Treloar.

TelescopicCox

Cheers Kev for the feedback. I was about $4k off Darling to Boak which would've been my ideal trade.

Maverick_

Same boat TC, I also have treloar but I’m scared of pulling the trigger for me it’s too either bont or rocky.. I am scared treloar will go 140 if I trade and who I get in go sub 100. I feel ROB will be a great cow . Can you get both Neale and ROB in somehow?

KeenButClueless

Looks like you might have called it. Hope you didn’t trade him

silversovereign

I was toying with trading treloar out, decided against it, thought the game started at 7.20. Forgot to reverse it lol. Hopper better be a gun this year! #facepalm

TelescopicCox

Held Treloar and Crisp! I’ll look at Butters to ROB but still not sure on it

Maverick_

I did indeed hold treloar! Very lucky 🙂
I will now also hold dunkley and watch him go 100+ haha
I think i may probably go butters to O'Brien TC i was going to move setters on but want his DPP moving butters on means i can finally get setterfield in the middle to swing with my fwds if i need.

Finnius

Is anyone considering going a sweet/bines to o'brien? seems to have great job security now with old mate sauce out for 4-8. Should make a nice 200k – the only problem is that it takes two trades to get that cash instead of the usual one, because you have to trade him in and then out again. Thoughts community?

UpBeat

I'm considering but probs won't coz using two trades AND the risk he spuds it or gets injured.

Russty_

Hi Finn, it's no different from trading in any rookie through the season..except this guy has rock solid JS for 6 weeks or so..and will probs make a lot more money than most other rookies, some are already stalling in their growth.
I'm thinking of Setterfield to ROB

Holty01

Hey Russty. I’m seriously thinking Scott (if not playing) to ROB. Swing Setters to the mids and keep Bines as a forward. Once ROB has made some cash, I’ll move Bines back to the R3

Russty_

Like it Holty, so what to do if Scott is named…will you go Setters then?

Holty01

Setters or Parker I think. Depends if Parker plays or not

Teddy021

Is there any point trading ROB just to sit him on the bench when there are potentially a few outs this week?

Russty_

Good question Teddy, it depends if you're looking at a donut this week fwd, could change a few people's minds for sure.
I think Heeney will get up, if Heeney and Parker are out I'm in trouble, looking at a donut and Balta onfield.

Teddy021

I'm in the same position with all those you mentioned! It hasn't been the best of starts and it's hard to get into the money from this far back in rankings.

Hence all the shark moves are flooding my mind atm. Nothing to lose!

Russty_

Heeney, Parker and Balta are playing mate. 🙂

Finnius

The difference is Russty that you get the cash from the rookie that you initially trade out as well – i.e. Butters to Stack nets 130k whereas Sweet to O'Brien loses 30k. Still probably going to do it though – if you trade him in at 130k and out at 350k then the 250k you make is worth it. Good cover as well, especially if Gawn or Goldy get one week at some point and no one else has the support.

Patch

That swing makes it a wonderful prospect. I had Sweet so I've gone to him – if the rest of the rookies were making cash I wouldn't have, but with Petrucelle, Setterfield and Balta all not making much cash I have a suspicion I'll need some from somewhere else. Like bringing ROB in.

DavidC

Yep, I started with Pierce at R3. Traded him to O'Brien netted me $100K plus he makes more coin. Should average in the 80's.

Steeeve

Three trades for me cos I also have to go Butters to Stack to afford Sweet to O'Brien.
Still doing it anyway. Butters to Stack makes $130k so not far off the One Trade Equals $150k Rule.
O'Brien makes 200k then you trade him back to Sweet you've made almost $250k. That's close enugh to $150k per trade as well for mine.
Cash gen will be so important this year with so many rookies crapping out 20s, 30s, 40s.

Damo_C

Currently having a big dilemma and would love peoples' take on this. Have gone Butters to Stack at this point but am also considering one of these two options.
Setters to O'Brien via Bines or Crisp to Whitfield with the money I got from the Stack trade. Crisp only gone over 20 disposals in two games this year and it took him 14 marks as well to net that 123. Is getting O'Brien worth having a non-scoring Bines on my fwd bench (which also has Balta on it) considering how bad the forward line is this year and is the lure of O'Brien's cash generation worth passing up the opportunity to get Whitfield?

Hawks

Get Whitfield, 1 less keeper required to be full premo.

O'Brien is not a must

Damo_C

Cheers mate!
Was leaning towards this cos was unsure if O'Brien was absolutely necessary

Greg

I really want to do the Sweet to O'Brien trade but just don't know if it's worth it. I have 29 trades and 10k at the moment so will need to go Burgess to Hore to get enough cash to make the change (likely making this trade anyway). That will then mean that I'll have 25 trades at best once it comes to my first rookie upgrade (I also don't have Lloyd, Whitfiled, Neale or Macrae).

Some of my rookies are cooked though (Balta, Atkins, Gibbons, Smith) so I'm worried that by not making the ROB trade I won't make any cash.

Mainly playing for leagues rather than overall, but how risky is it to bring in ROB based on my situation?

Cheers

Russty_

I'd just get him in Greg, Sweet is making you sweet f all, and so is Burgess now. Can't have too many duds on the bench, will you still have a loophole though?

Greg

Not by design, but I'll have Setterfield for next two weeks plus probably Balta soon!! I just wonder if I'll be able to upgrade 8 positions with 25 trades and also cover injuries!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

O O O O'Brien

Boy oh boy wowee.

He is cheap, guaranteed games next 4 plus, will score pretty well (ie not stuck in the fwd line) so will be a nice moo.

Plenty to think a about.
May keep dunks and look at bringing in "no use cryin' rely on O'brien"

Russty_

He hasn't even made the top 5 list…yet, Rotham's at 8595…lol, hope they get home in time for tonight's game.

TommyC99

If Parker and Heeney both end up playing, is it worth going Setterfield – O’Brian via bines? Only thing is that I was planning on using setters for VC loop and/or looping Parker and petrucelle. I’m also keen on Scott – O’Brian and swinging setterfield into then guts.

Thoughts guys?

Hazey

I'm going with option 1, Setters to ROB

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
Still dont know what to do
27 trades left

Russty_

You could punt Setterfield to O'Brien via Bines and if Parker's out..trade him to someone better.
Depends on if Parker's dropped or injured I guess and for how long.

Russty_

New article on afl.com.au says Rotham likely to be out for Jetta this week, no surprise there, he'll need an injury to break back in.

Brn

Avoid for sure

Noirlust

Interested to see peoples thought on this.

Goldy + Setterfield to ROB and Boak (3 overall trades req)

or

Goldy + Sweet to Mummy and ROB (4 overall trades req)

or keep my 29 trades…

I did not think i had any options to get Boak in at first but it has presented itself.
Is Boak a must have… i am still not sure..

I would honestly rather a J.Cameron or T.Hawkins tbh

Does anyone else think MOORE looks like Moana Hope, he is looking very pretty with those locks

Jess

Boak is a truly unique one and i don't know if i'll be on board for a while yet. He is turning back the clock like hodge a few years ago

Russty_

He reminds me of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs…'It rubs the lotion on it's skin'..lol

Mr_Pink_

He looks ill… like he has jaundice or something… the dyed hair and the roots growing through don't help the overall aesthetics either

Russty_

I think he might be protege of Wonder Woman…from Amazon Island.

Noirlust

Dammit, this is not helping my SC guys.

Russty_

Sorry mate but you went there with Moore lol, I reckon just go Sweet or Setters to ROB, forget about Boak for now I think, probably paying overs anyway, could end up being as much as a must have as Sheed if he goes back to his old average.
Not sure trading out Goldy is a good move…scored the same as Gawn last week.
Not sure if Boak can maintain those numbers, maybe better just to wait.

Noirlust

Went Goldy and Sweet to Mummy and ROB.

The more i thought about Boak, the more i was convinced his numbers will drop(slowly). If one of the Port kids gets dropped or injured, Boaks time forward will increase.
As the season goes on and Wines gets the run back in his legs, will likely take away more points from Boak.

Wish i had started the old bloke to flogg him off in a couple weeks.

Naurulz

Sent Wethoff forward and took OBrien,, Should be able to trade Mummy and Obrien to Grundy and have a bit of cash left over in four or five weeks.

BrownlowBoy

Setterfield to ROB is mighty tempting

TommyC99

I’m thinking Scott instead of he’s not named. O’Brian looks the goods

Jess

Scott was just rested. Will play

TBone_9

Gday boys! Not gonna lie, getting a little worried about team selections tonight. If Parker misses then I’ll have Balta on field before trading, and I just don’t think I could live with seeing his imminent less than 20 score on field. Would be a great week to have a couple of fwd/def rookies on the bubble to choose from. Only good news is still have 30 trades waiting to be put to use. Hope everyone else is bloody excited about the marathon of footy that is upon us!

Brn

Im stessed about it.

My fwd line is danger, heeney, kelly, drew, parker, petruc, (balta, setterfield).

Will trade if it comes to a donut

Red

Thinking of trading Dunkley to Michael Walters
Scores of 109, 50, 120 & 103 and BE of 54
Worried Dunkley will be the Billings from last year.

Jess

People know what they get with dunkley – an 80s average if he plays up fwd, and a 110 average if he plays in midfield.

Its a mighty shame to have him wasted in the fwd line

Jess

Sick of this fwd line issue.
If parker is out im trading setterfield to liam baker (if named) and holding my breath

Jess

Theres no way in hell im playing balta on field again

Shake_n_bake

Young Hayes to play for the dogs.

Matt

A concussion score of 60 for fyfe and i see he has a cosy date with de boer this weekend..
Get ready to jump on fyfe in about 3 weeks at 550k

Russty_

Hope he doesn't end up clocking him, the way Deboer's hands were all over Danger constantly like an annoying flog, I'm not surprised Danger did what he did. Everywhere he went DeBoer was pushing him and knocking him off balance, impeding his run, and generally all over him like a rash.
Hope Fyfe deals with him better than Danger and Kelly did.

Ja191

Fyfe has a good record with the tag. Will be very interesting to see how he handles it, could be looking very juicy in a few weeks

Maverick_

Dusty also didn't handle the treatment well he copped a fine also for his hit on de boer that's 2/2 could fyfe make it 3/3.

Fritzzzy

Reilly O'Brien is going to make some serious coin over the next 5+ weeks whilst Sauce recovers from surgery.

My plan:
– Trade out Setterfield. He'll make more cash, but can we afford the two week delay when serious cash is up for grabs this week.
– Flip Donut Bines to the forward line.
– Trade in ROB to R3
– Continue to enjoy Bines as my Fruit Loop
– Sit back, relax and watch the $$$ roll in

You're welcome.

neil demons delight

many have already done the same but I am more inclined to keep Setterfield and flick a mid With bines your only non player we have to make a choice between a forward loop or a vc loop There's enough rookies especially with ROB added .I am even looking at a M/ D swing with Lockhard, who will be a slow burn Talk at the DEES is they love him. still talking about his courageos mark but Garlett is coming good NDD

TommyC99

Agree Neil, if Scott isn’t named I will be dumping him instead. Would like to keep setters for loop purposes this week so I can VC Gawn instead of Grundy. If Scott is named I’ll probably just trade Setters as I think ROB is a needed rookie

TelescopicCox

Which move would you make?

A) Parker to ROB, Butters to Rocky
Have Lycett at R2 who can swing FWD to play ROB on field

B) Dunkley to Boak

Yeahnah

6:25 i believe Hawk

Holty01

In 35min

Michael

Dunkley and Butters to Boak and Stack? Will leave me with about 70k leftover

FearTheBeard

Love a few peoples thoughts if possible if you can spare a minute. I've got the odd opinion but this has been doing my head in!

Neale IN Leaves my weakest Mid is Constable, weakest D is Clark and weakest F is Parker/Petrucelle.

Whitfield IN Leaves my weakest Mid is Duurmsa, Hore weakest D and Parker/Petrucelle as my F6

Heeney/Boak (which 1 if this IN) leaves Butters/Stack/Scott/Atkins as weakest Mid, Hore weakest D , and Drew as my F6

TommyC99

If you can loop Parker and Petrucelle, id go option 1. If not, option 3. Not sure we can rely on Parker and petrucelle week in week out

Russty_

Teams are up now guys.

Saritz

Phew, no major carnage with the teams tonight

Maverick_

Both Parker and scott named this makes things interesting with the O'Brien trade now.
Was hoping Scott wouldn't be so he was my scapegoat.

TommyC99

My Thoughts exactly. Dumping Setterfield means I can only VC Grundy tonight. I still think it’s warranted with ge amount of cash ROB will make

Maverick_

Yeah I think setters has to make way Tommy i don't want to miss the cash injection O'Brien will make.
I can't believe how many poeple are off him you'd think his a 190k rookie the way some people are carrying on if he was a midfielder averagaing what he is everyone would be all over him.. mind boggling

Russty_

Nothing wrong with VC-ing Grundy Tommy, are you worried about it?

Russty_

Nice!…5 ins at the Suns, how does Burgess keep getting a game?…lol

Maverick_

I have No idea Russty secretly i was hoping he'd be dropped he may actually lose us cash this w/e haha

Russty_

He's almost as bad as Balta isn't he?…wish he'd just have one good game and kick a few goals and get some confidence.

TommyC99

So with scott names, is Setterfield the obvious trade for ROB? Or do we hold out on setters as he has money to make? Other trade out options include Butters, Burgess and gibbons, but they all still have money to make.
What are you guys doing?

Russty_

I'm going Setters Tommy, but could easily be Burgess, I just wanted to retain my fwd/back swing, lost my mid/fwd swing though now.

TommyC99

hey russty, Id Love to trade burgess but I’d be far too light in the fwds so no can do. Trading setters means I have to VC Grundy which isn’t ideal, would love to be VCing Gawn but cash generation is far more important at this stage

George

Thoughts on butters to stack

Saritz

Hold

Justin

I will be needing the cash, I'm tempted!

DavidC

You're making me hungry.

Tommo09

Are O’Brien and Stack must haves???

To get stack the only trades are Scott and Butters who I don’t particularly want to trade and for O’Brien I can only trade Sweet as he is not dpp which I have realised was a mistake.

Thoughts?

Russty_

Scott and Butters playing mate so I'd go straight from Sweet to ROB, they brought in Trengove to help spud English today so Sweet won't make any cash, even though I know he was probs only your loophole, do you have another loophole though?…even Balta named again LOL

With Houli in this week Stack could last as long as it takes Short to get back, think it'll all depend on how he goes this week though.

Tommo09

Yeah I’ll have Setterfield for 2 weeks to use so that will work
Thanks I’ll do that trade now

DavidC

Plenty of mid options on the horizon so Stack is not a must. Ross next week, Hayes is debuting this week plus Hateley and Rowbottom. Get O'Brien.

Russty_

4 ins at the Cats including the 2 Guthries, got a feeling Clark could get a rest.

NoLanguage96

Was thinking that too. Might be good for him LT though the Cats seem to rate him highly

Patch

Geelong tweeted Constable might be due for a spell this week. Get that E on Scott if you've got him!

Ja191

Heeney or boak in for Dunkley?

Saritz

You want both by the byes. So whatever order works best for you

Russty_

40 minutes for 8384 people to reverse trades on Rotham LOL…do it..do it nooow hehe

Russty_

He's stiff to miss out mate but he'll get another chance, 100%D/E is impressive.

DavidC

6678 now locked with Rotham in their side.

Ja191

Graham dropped over Ross, js looking good if he can can continue to play well

Swoosh

OK – Burgess to Hore (not convinced on JS) or Bines to O'Brian (money really)

Suggestions please

Russty_

Can you do both?…or is there anyone else you can trade out to get ROB?…ideally you'd like to keep you loophole guy.
Burgess is one rung above Balta, better off gone..Hore showed good signs last game, and makes some decent cash next week.

Swoosh

Embarrassed to say I went English to Mummy this week … so one or the other

Russty_

English to Mummy isn't a bad trade Swoosh, trading someone giving you nothing for someone giving you something is good, hopefully you found a way to get ROB in too.
Not a disaster losing your loophole, just pick a player like Cripps or Neale to C.

LtDraught

IN: Hore or Stack
OUT: Setters or D. Joyce
Im stuck on this one, any thoughts community?
(Have already gone Sweet > ROB)

Blue

Thinking Williams to Heeney (via DPP) or Whitfield.

Forward line is
Danger, Boak, Kelly, Drew, Parker, Setterfield (Burgess and Petruccelle)

Backs are
Lloyd, Williams, B. Smith, Collins, Scrimshaw, Duursma (Hore and Clark)

Am I wasting a trade?

DavidC

Better off holding on that one for now. Build your cash so you can upgrade a rookie.

Blue

Yeah I probably have bigger problems than that at the moment. Thanks DavidC

Russty_

I'm putting it on Scott, in case he tons up again, then I can choose between Duursma and Constable. Constable's not definite yet.

Maverick_

I also have it on scott. rested and should be a decent crowd friday he might just lift to the occasion.

Dukes

I can’t decide wither to trade butters or Setterfield for rob

Russty_

Keep Butters, only one bad game, Setterfield makes dumb tackles, and doesn't score too well anyway.

TommyC99

would it be smart to whack the E on petrucelle instead of Parker incase Parker is a late out? (Bines is on field so one of those will play)
If I Whack the E on Parker and he is a late out, I’d get a donut

Swoosh

Giving Parker one more week.

His BE of 46 is just a bit high for my liking.

Tristan

I’m very keen to O’Brien in, but don’t quite have the cash to directly swap Sweet to him – will need to make another trade.

Team is:

D: Whitfield, Z.Williams, B.Smith, Scrimshaw, Duursma, Hore – J.Clark, C.Burgess

M: Cripps, Neale, Macrae, Fyfe, B.Crouch, Liberatore, Rockliff, Walsh – Constable, Butters, Atkins

R: Grundy, Gawn – Sweet

F: Dangerfield, T.Kelly, R.Marshall, D.Moore, Drew, Parker – Setterfield, Petruccelle

If I trade down Setters then I’m left with no loophole, which is risky. Thinking of trading Atkins to Jack Ross or Stack, or else Petruccelle to Liam Baker.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Is Obriens cash generation worth two trades?

Russty_

Shame you didn't have either Drew or Setters in the mids..and Bines instead of Sweet.
Atkins to stack would be better than Petrol to Baker, not a huge deal not having a loophole, Clark could be out this week, just go with your best player if you don't have a loop, Cripps, Neale or Grundy.
Great midfield by the way 🙂

TommyC99

Scrimshaw has been extended bench last 3 weeks. You’d think he was good enough last week to keep his spot. Wouldn’t be too worried

Russty_

He won't lose his spot on field mate, Hawks love letting the young new blokes play, that's why they're such a good team.

FearTheBeard

Ffs who do we play this week Parker or Petrucelle?

Finnius

can you loop them with Setterfield?

FearTheBeard

Nope traded him out for O'Brien and swung my loop hole (Bines down/WCE) so no loop there with Petrucelle?

Holty01

Good luck for the week everyone

FearTheBeard

and you mate

Russty_

Good luck to everyone except for those against me in my Leagues this week…ha, I need some wins!

FearTheBeard

I hear ya Russty!

silversovereign

Sheisenhausen! Was toying with trading out treloar to hopper but decided against it, then forgot to reverse it. Now treloar decides to kick and hit targets. This might be the beginning of my downfall :/

AuroraBorealis?!

Forgot about the no reversing trades. Looks like O'Brien is locked into my side for Setterfield now, not too upset honestly, should be a good cash making move

Derek

Probably do the same

Sam_01

Boys it’s looking like our treloar problems have been answered

Doc_1

Gibbons or Butters to make way for stack?

Holty01

I’m probably going Setterfield as I have that funny feeling Gibbons will score well with no Setterfield. Don’t have Butters but based on my logic I’d trade him out

Holty01

not As a forward. He won 2 vfl best and fairest’s playing in the guts. Hence hoping he gets time there while Setters is out

Doc_1

Thanks Lads.
Am booting Setterfield for ROB.
Leaning towards Butters for Stack (as Gibbo will rise where’s butters may drop – but really undecided).

Maverick_

yeah I flirted all week with trading him hawk. I only held off from grabbing the bont to grab fyfe 50-80k cheaper in 3 weeks if de boer does his job haha very happy with his game so far all i forgot to do was VC him.

Maverick_

yeah i'll take this every day of the week mate he actually looks fantastic alot of midfield time

Russty_

Yeah Mav, don't be a silly bugger, you picked him for a reason, so a few bad weeks isn't the end of the world, he's bouncing back nicely for ya now.
Good thing about Treloar is, he can butcher the crap out of it and still ton up…hehe

Maverick_

yeah i know russty but you can't help but get frustrated with two 80s in a row haha
I hope treloar is able to play on in the second half :/ rumoured to have a serious case of leather poisoning

Sam_01

See mav I told you mate, in the free flowing games where Collingwood is zipping the ball around treloar will put out some whoppers, he was testing us but gee we can enjoy this one, let’s just hope he stays in the guts where he belongs

Pranav

when do we find out the full teams for geelong hawthorn?

AuroraBorealis?!

Sunday teams are finalised on Friday night, so following that logic, Monday teams will be finalised by Saturday night

Pranav

damn going to be a while to see if clark and constable are in

Ja191

How is Neale on 44

Redd

Treloar on 90pts at half time!

TommyC99

Stef Martin nullifying Grundy as we all thought he would. I had to VC him unfortunately.

Holty01

Apart from Treloar tonight, nothing really sc relevant is happening. Grundy and Neale I was tossing up who I would vc, in the end it didn’t really matter it seems

Holty01

Same mate. Cripps is the logical choice but I don’t mind the occasional POD

Maverick_

i stuffed up i shoulda VCd treloar bines is my only loophole and he plays tomorrow night i only have goldy i can VC in the game during the day and he isn't going 130+ i will just have to get my C right! looking at you patrick

TOPHAWK1

That first quarter Mihocek goal needs to be reversed to a behind at half time. It clearly hit the padding/post. That is what the replay technology is there for. Eddy will be on the blower telling that the goal should stand as it was not corrected at that moment in time. LOL

Half time score should read:

Brisbane Lions 5.6.36
Collingwood 7.10.52

TOPHAWK1

Wow. You may be right there! Gee wizz. Tight call that.

silversovereign

no hawk. Padding is treated as part of the post regardless of whether behind the line.

silversovereign

Yes. I’m sure.are you?

silversovereign

AFL rule 12.1.2 (a). Yep. Pretty sure 🤔

FearTheBeard

Ffs who do we play this week Parker or Petrucelle?

Holty01

Parker for me.

silversovereign

I’m putting the e on petreculle and will field Setterfield if he does well, and switch Parker to bench

Russty_

Good call, if Petro gets another 20 or 30 points, it's a big win.

Lazza

Putridcelli is my boy … loopholing Setterfield .. big E on Petroboy and he’s 49 at half time

Ja191

Both will score 30 roll the dice

Hawks

What to do with Devon Smith, can spend upto $504k

Ja191

Billings?

Maverick_

bit more to work with? who do and dont you have… look for someone who might work with ya byes. worpel? billings? dahl? daniel?

Hawks

I have in the forward line-
Danger, Heeney, SMITH, Moore, Rozee, Drew, Parker, Petrucelle

I also have the option to trade to a defender upto $504, as I have Burgess on the defensive bench, defense is-
Lloyd, Hurn, Z.Williams, Collins, Duursma, Hore, Burgess, Joyce

I like the Billings suggestion, or perhaps Salem via swing

Russty_

Could just hold?…being 'managed' this week.

Sam_01

Grundy could still be tracking for a 120 odd
But who would you go for captain out of macrae and Cripps, leaning towards macrae surely the dogs have a big win

Russty_

Jeez I got ripped off on Neale last week!….LOL, playing about as good as Darcy Moore tonight.

Maverick_

Very unlucky mate but Watch him pump out a 140 next week and probably for the next month after that haha

Russty_

Nothing ever goes right all in one week, like these guys with obscure mutty teams who win the weekly $1000 prize haha.

Nice_Person

Ball is just not bouncing his way tonight, and is up against the best midfeild

Russty_

True, needs more support, he can't do it all himself.

Sixtybloody6

I knew something stunk like a rotting carcase locked away in a dark room with daddy long legs!

Why would you get Neale? Just a bandwagon jumper. Worse than tiger supporters after a 60 year drought.

Russty_

Hehe, gee dunno, why would I get Neale?…hmmm, let me see….
Have I told you lately what a lovely person you are lately? 🙂

Sixtybloody6

How's your leagues going? I won't talk about rank

Russty_

Bit of a slow start for me this year, you're going ok though RAGE Trader, keep it going mate…nice start.

Russty_

He just likes to have a dig cause he's in love with me Hawk, like a boy punching a girl in the arm in high-school.
It's really quite sweet, I'm just not that into him…LOL

Boris_Baconbeer

HaHa! Love it!

TommyC99

I don’t have him myself but he’s a proven scorer who looks to have taken the next step. Is up against arguably the best midfield in the Comp but a score this low considering he isn’t being tagged is very surprising.

Shake_n_bake

Pies played him well. Sat a player in front of him at every stoppage.

Russty_

Tipped Pies by 38, should've made it 68…Brisbane falling into a hole again after a promising start.

TommyC99

Don’t be surprised if the lions win this last quarter rusty. I hope I’m wrong but don’t really put sides to the sword and win by 70+. Hopefully tonight is different!

BillyJim

Harris Andrews experiment has given me plenty of ups and downs so far, but it just hit a new low. Seems to have done his hammy.

Yeahnah

Andrews hammy look bad?

SCrookie

Should I trade butters, setterfield or Parker to get ROB?
I like setterfields DPP & loophole

Russty_

Moore seems to be making a habit of scoring 50 in the first half and SFA in the second….hope he can get into the 80's.

Holty01

agreed Russty. 50 at half time last 2 weeks and isn’t seen after that

Holty01

happy with a 78

ZzZCalintZzZ

He is Moore in the first half and Darcy in the last half……………tumble Weed 😂

Russty_

Moore in the first, Buffalo Bill in the second lol

SC_Donkey

I saw a few people in some leagues had a lot of faith in Neale(C) or they forgot to switched it VC.

Glad I held on bringing Neale in this week. Might be able to pick him up cheaper in couple of weeks.

Nice_Person

He's still going to be expensive, you've also missed out on 4 rounds of 142 avg

Sixtybloody6

Hahahaha. Exactly. This guy talks like hes a genius with master moves.

SC_Donkey

Hahaha not a genius as you mate. Just going with my Gut instinct, Trealor doing the tagging and impacted Neales game. Hmmmm that's a worry, considering Trealor is not much of a tagger.

Patch

I was not expecting him to drop a sub-100 score this early and I'm thanking my lucky stars he has. Now I just need to find a spare 400k…

SC_Donkey

Last night's game was the one I've been I eyeing on. First 4 round Neale was playing unchecked, really needed to see how he goes against the Pies or against a tag. Has me a bit worried now if I should still pick him up or not. I have saved $250K for either him or Lloyd in the next few weeks.

Been patient with Dunkley, he's the only one in my forward that can guarantee me 70+ at F3 can't trust any rookies to cover that if I raged trade to Neale or Lloyd. As much I'd like to sideways to either Boak or Kelly, I've used 2 corrective trades already on Simmo and Dusty. I think 2 corrective is enough.

I'm being patient and wait for the right moment this year. And definitely going with my Gut instinct and some infos/opinions I get from all you beautiful people here in JR community.

ZzZCalintZzZ

Was wondering who Christensen was reminding me of just by looking at his aweful hair doo. Looks like the bad guy in The 5th Element

ZzZCalintZzZ

Yeah 🙂

Russty_

Some cutting edge Gianni Versace fashion statements there Dave.

TommyC99

Grundy 98 killing my OCD. Bit disappointed in his finish seeing as he was on 80 with a fair bit to go. To be fair didn’t expect a massive score coming up against Martin but 3 figures would have been nice

Tommy

2 points off? You must have the worst OCD!

Ja191

Hehe champion data has helped you out

Maverick_

i like you alot adam

AuroraBorealis?!

So Grundy has failed as VC, who is everyone putting the C on this week? Currently have it on Macrae but that could easily change

Tommy

Cripps for me AB.

Pranav

leaning towards cripps. if kreuzer is in should help carlton but cripps has shown he can score well in losses

TommyC99

Cripps probably the safe option. I’m liking the look of Danger on the Monday too

Shake_n_bake

Got my vc on Gawn

DavidC

x2 … should go alright against STK.

AuroraBorealis?!

No love for Macrae against a pretty poor Carlton side?

Kewbie Bear

Macrae currently. In hindsight should have VC'd Cripps in Danger given Danger's rack record against the Hawks is really good.

John

Is it worth going Parker to Stack so I can afford Sweet to ROB?

Vinny

Yes, now that sauce jacobs is out for another month at the least, I have brought O'Brien in, as I really fear cash generation in my forward rookies. I know a lot will say a waste of two trades, but he looks on his way to making so much more than any forward rookie I have. (Best is Duursma) Plus he does actually offer decent cover if one of grawndy do go down. Has anyone else brought him in after jacobs injury news?

Derek

if you have Bines at R3 it isn’t wasting a trade if you trade a rookie out and swing Bines forward

TOPHAWK1

Spot on Derek. ROB is so handy for my team. I still don't trust Mumford 100% despite having been a decent trade in round 3 so far. (Touch wood). Nice insurance and handy cash generation at the same time.

SC_Donkey

Did that this week, with lack of rookies up forward. Can't pass on O'Brien since Jacobs is out for a while. Yes you're right Derek only if you have Bines swinging up fwd, that way when O'Brien has fatten up for culling. Swing Bines back in R3 and upgrade or downgrade O'Brien.

Having Bines, O'Brien basically acts as fwd trade not a ruck trade.

TOPHAWK1

I am bringing him in this week. I think Setterfield might get the heave ho via DPP (Bines). I have the Grunford combo. LOL (Grundy and Mumford) ROB is strategically important for my team not only as a juicy cash cow, but as insurance just in case Mummy decides to bash someone or decides to get injured again. That will be my only trade this week.

Maverick_

I went butters too O'Brien. I wanted to hold setterfield to finally get him in my midfield so i have a fwd/mid swing set!
Offers alot of flexibility going forward and got a nice cash fix from butter -> O'Brien.

Steeeve

Neale and Fyfe ripe for the picking in a fortnight hopefully. I wont have the cash by then though. Need one of em to have another low score soon to keep their prices down.

Nice_Person

How will Neale be ripe haha

Sixtybloody6

His BE was 82…..am I missing something? I'm dumb help me

COREYSC

Hi Community
I have 30 trades left and 24K in the Bank

OPTION 1: continue to hold Dunkley or pull the trigger now and bring in Boak through downgrading Butters to Stack

OPTION 2: Trade in O’Brien and swing Bines forward and getting rid of Setterfield then Gibbons to Stack as well

OPTION 3: Or is it too early to be trading and just hold my trades all together I’ve never been in this position with only 1 major concern with my team being Dunkley

Browncow

Whitfield with the C

Sixtybloody6

I'll give everyone a tip for C this week. Listen closely……i suggest you all out the C on Eddie Betts! 300th game. Will score 300 SC minimum which means with CAPTAIN score it'll be 600! Mind blown!!!!

Lazza

Hahaa.. I wonder how many of the 4000 odd coaches who have him visit JR? Will anyone fed up!!!
Good on Eddie Betts though… an entertainer..

Lazza

Hmmm, we don’t get Sunday’s final team until after the start of the Bombers v North game..

TOPHAWK1

Not ideal that…..

neil demons delight

That means i will have to go early on Atkins to ROB ,not ideal

neil demons delight

Happy Easter to all at J R I share my birthday with today so it's a real good friday. The last two weeks I have brought in Marshall and ROB Though both are good S C players ,I have my doubts at club level Neither club will win it with these two alone.They need a goldy or grundy. Makes me think how good the Saints would be with Goldy cheers lads NDD

TOPHAWK1

Happy birthday AND a happy Easter Neil!! Plenty of goodies and treats to be had at your place today. Hehehe. Marshall will be a great selection for you in the forward line mate. He looks the goods and will make you some nice coin. Gutsy to go early on ROB with Jacobs injury still unknown since we only got clarification a couple of days ago. Looks like your punt has paid off handsomely there. I am trading in ROB today as I traded in Mumford 3 weeks ago. Need I say more……… Knowing Mummy, he might just decide to bash someone again this week. A bit of insurance and some fast cash generation never goes astray! Enjoy your day mate.

neil demons delight

Thanks TOPPA Getting close to the big THREE O NOW well add another 40 but who cares Young as you feel. A premiership for the dees would be nice though,if not us then the SAINTERS who have also waited a long time ,if only MILNE had of—-says GATOR and Russty R O B does look a great choice cheers TOPPA NDD

Shake_n_bake

Happy birthday mate and have a great easter 🐣

neil demons delight

Thanks Shake any more news on Parker? the Woodsmen look dangerous especially that midline.May go one better Shake

Shake_n_bake

Parker should line up. Fingers 🤞 with we can go 1 better!!