Supercoach Cheat Sheet | Pre-round 8

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Welcome back supercoaches. Hopefully you haven’t deleted your team in disgust after last week’s pitiful displays from many of out beloved premos. I barely scraped into the high 1900s myself after a double downgrade and holding Whitfield on the bench. But this week is different. This week we can start anew. In the words of the great poet, Ice Cube, “It’s on like Donkey Kong”.

There so many things we can do this week. A few good rookies, and lots of value in fallen premiums. The big question everyone is asking is “What do I do with Dangerfield”. With a medial ligament injury it could just be 1 week, it could be 4. Do you hold him, sideways trade for Boak or Daniel? It’s like my own “Sophie’s Choice”. (Narrator: It was nothing like “Sophie’s Choice”.)

With rucks being a really tough set of players to add to this cheat sheet each week, we’ve tried something new this edition. I’ve swapped out rucks for a few interesting PODs. PODs can be misunderstood as simply “someone different for the sake of it”. But a good POD, a POD who performs well when the popular players don’t, will catapult you up the rankings. The three I’ve suggested, JJ, Cunnington and Stephenson all have risks associated with them, but could provide that boost that other teams don’t have.

Lastly every trade from now needs to consider your plan for the byes. Look and any potential trade ins and trade outs and see if they can be ‘managed” over the byes to maximise your scores. Also think about how you can use 9 trades over 3 weeks to shift your team in a different direction if needed.

See ya in the comments,
Statty Matty.

Categories: Supercoach


Cock and balls · 09/05/2019 at 09:46

To many downgrades not enough trades

    Statty Matty · 09/05/2019 at 10:11

    It's the most basic economic problem, Cock and Balls. The gap between limited resources and theoretically limitless wants.

      Tom · 09/05/2019 at 15:19

      relative scarcity

SC_Kev7 · 09/05/2019 at 10:23

God you're good, Statty! I don't want to put him there but Danger is starting to nudge his way onto my burn list. All the drama last year when he got injured preseason then played forward for ages. Geelong not lacking in the midfield so could this happen again? I paid for a midfielder, not a stay at home forward with one leg that handballs when he's 10m out. Arrghhhhh

    Statty Matty · 09/05/2019 at 10:37

    I've been learning from the best, Kev. Never heard of the "Bruyn Manoeuver" until Patch and Lek mentioned it the last 2 weeks with Whitfield and Danger.

    We all know Danger has Wolverine like recovery powers, and on the flipside could just sit in the goal square and kick 6 goals on 1 leg. Really depends on how long he's out. He's already dropped $40k ($70k prior to last week, so $110k total), and will probably only drop another $70-80k. If the player you trade in can make you another $70-80, are 2 trades worth $150k? That's the million dollar question.

      Noirlust · 10/05/2019 at 00:36

      I think it becomes more on, can you have him there bringing sub par Dangerfield scores for the next few weeks, or even not playing at all.
      A medial is not a insignificant injury. We seen at the start of last year when he was underdone coming into the season and coping a light hammy early on. He dished out some terrible numbers for his standards.

      Paddy to a Boak/Kelly if you don't have them yet is a good trade for mine.
      I personally will be going Boak, comes with Ollie out for a few more weeks and a better bye.

      Its all well and good to talk about him kicking a bag up FF, that imo was Hawks not prepared for it. He hasn't remotely looked like doing it since, and that was 2 years ago.

      The other factor that comes to play, how many trades have you made already, can you afford the trade, are there rookie trades you absolutely need to make this week?

Derek · 09/05/2019 at 10:47

Is Daniel playing in JJ’s role?

I noticed Daniel scoring well in the first few weeks (picked him off the free agent list in draft) but thought that won’t last when JJ comes back.

It’s been 3 weeks, doesn’t seem to have effected Daniel yet.

Will this change as JJ gets his fitness back, or do they have completely different positions?

Any bulldog fans can help.

    Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 12:36

    Hey Derek, from what I saw of his last few games, he's like a mini me backline general now, but also seems to get all over the ground gathering possessions and making tackles etc intercept marking, and kicking with accuracy.
    Much better than his small forward role used to be and very Supercoach friendly.

      Derek · 09/05/2019 at 14:04

      So what does JJ do?

        Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 15:45

        Well he generally plays on the wing as a roaming runner, but Daniel does seem to do the same kind of thing, Daniel can't be a lockdown defender cause he's too short, Trengove's back now so he does that, and Wood etc.
        Can't see Daniel's role changing much cause it's working so well.

    Finnius · 09/05/2019 at 13:07

    He stilled scored well when JJ is out.

    Derek · 09/05/2019 at 14:30

    Has Daniel, JJ and Suckling all played together this year?

    Is there room for all 3 doing the same thing.

      Brn · 09/05/2019 at 17:29

      to be fair, daniel is getting ALOT of his points from play on kick-ins.
      As someone who jumped on him last week, i'm concerned

        Brn · 09/05/2019 at 17:29

        ^ becauseof suckling

Boak's Dad · 09/05/2019 at 10:49

I like seeing my bank account grow while having a shitty team. I hate my life.

    s c tragic · 09/05/2019 at 12:00

    There there.!

    Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 12:29

    At least if your team's bank account is growing now, you'll have a less shitty team in the coming weeks..chin up mate.

    Gainsy · 09/05/2019 at 12:43

    Same boat. Im only playing for league so it's not such a bad thing

    Tommy · 09/05/2019 at 18:50

    At least your son is playing well!

Big G · 09/05/2019 at 12:36

Will setterfield ever come back?

    Yeahnah · 09/05/2019 at 12:49

    I think he might be back this week

    JEL · 09/05/2019 at 19:04

    He's been selected πŸ™‚

Gainsy · 09/05/2019 at 12:39

12.1 value + 700k in bank. How are others fairing?

Maal · 09/05/2019 at 13:00

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dontblushbaby · 09/05/2019 at 18:31

Hately buyers will have to reverse , thought that would happen

    Pauly Walnuts · 09/05/2019 at 18:33

    But still no Whitfield ,grrr

    redherringfc · 09/05/2019 at 19:03

    didn’t even get named as an emergency.

    How old is Leon’s daughter? Is she 18+ and he’s become “friendly”.

Dash · 09/05/2019 at 18:44

85 K – Seeking your best two trades this week. Double down or up and down

Laird, Whitfield, D Moore, Sicily, Duursma, Collins (Clark, Burgess)
Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Libba, Walsh, Butters, Atkins, (Hayes, Scott, Gibbons)
Gawn, Grundy, (Bines)
Danger, Heeney, Boak, Drew, Petrucelle, Parker (Setterfield, Balta)

    redherringfc · 09/05/2019 at 19:12

    Depends on your bank, but Burgess to Answerth is my first thought.

    I don’t know BE’s but Petrucelle to Corbett would be my second choice, unless you can make 530k or so, then grab Cameron. Or Hawkins or Kelly for a touch over 500.

    There’s quite a few rookies you could ditch, but Burgess isn’t playing, if he gets another game he might struggle to hit his BE and is generally crap for SC.

      redherringfc · 09/05/2019 at 19:17

      Or instead of Petrucelle, you could look at trading out Clark and bringing in Williams if you can get 480k together.

      Hold Butters this week, as he isn’t named, so won’t lose money.

Ryan · 09/05/2019 at 19:02

Not many rookie downgrade options coming soon, thinking I might double downgrade this week and save some cash for next week:

Petrucelle > Answerth
Gibbons > Corbett


Should I just downgrade to Answerth and upgrade another player. Thoughts?

    Tim Martin · 09/05/2019 at 20:04

    Thinking the double downgrade to for the same reason, just not sure if I downgrade libba or a rookie, if not libba this week, then definitely next week unless he rips out a big score.

      JohnDJ59 · 10/05/2019 at 00:06

      Libba to Answerth, Tim

        Tim Martin · 10/05/2019 at 02:12

        I was seriously thinking this, then do a double upgrade next week πŸ‘.

Lekdog · 09/05/2019 at 19:03

Twitch stream starting in 5, jump in here and let's talk #supercoach

NoLanguage96 · 09/05/2019 at 19:04

Community, any wise heads wanna comment here would be forever grateful!

LDU > Answerth
Petrucelle > Kelly

Leaves me with 19 trades/$50k and this team…

B – Sicily, Laird, Williams, Smith, Salem, Duursma (Ridley, Lockhart)
M – Cripps, Neale, Macrae, Oliver, Crouch, Libba, STack, Atkins (Answerth, Hayes, Scott)
R – Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)
F – Danger, Heeney, Kelly, Marshall, Moore, Drew (Baker, Setterfield)

Any other options or should I wait to get Kelly and hold the trade if LDU is named?

    redherringfc · 09/05/2019 at 19:29

    Go for it.

    Although (and I’m serious about this unless you’re in a league with me) go Hawkins instead of Kelly. next 2 forward spots go to Boak and Cameron. Then Marshall to Kelly if the need arises.

      NoLanguage96 · 09/05/2019 at 22:48

      Hawkins eh? Interesting, I normally shy away from KPPs but he's getting silver service could be a good idea

    Michael James · 09/05/2019 at 21:06

    19 trades? R.I.P

      NoLanguage96 · 09/05/2019 at 22:47

      Why? 7 upgrades to get to full premo (6 if Marshall is a keeper).
      As long as I've got 10 for correctives/injuries I don't really see how thats an issue..

        Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 23:24

        Stick to your gameplan mate, Team's pretty solid, you'll need to hold off on the trading though for some weeks and hopefully during that time, you're winning games and doing ok in rankings, depending on what you play for.

          NoLanguage96 · 09/05/2019 at 23:33

          Thanks Rust. Yeah I'm only playing for leagues so not too fussed about using trades to get to where I need to be. Ranked about 14k atm so not ideal but it's a long season! How many trades you got in the kitty?

            Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 23:54

            About the same as you mate…hahah, I need to be careful too.

              NoLanguage96 · 09/05/2019 at 23:59

              Haha. Yep cue firmly in the rack up until the byes after this week

            JohnDJ59 · 10/05/2019 at 16:09

            I used up six trades in R2-R4 on corrective trades to get my team to where it should have been at the start, since then I have been using them for replacing three injured players and downgrading rookies I didn't want, to ones on the bubble. I am now happy with where my team is at and will be sitting on my hands for at least three weeks as far as trading goes, after using two trades most weeks up to now.

      alex sabes · 14/05/2019 at 19:47

      i'm still new so don't judge me I only have 17 left

Chris_Judd · 09/05/2019 at 19:05

Do I trade Libba to Macrae, Bont, J. Kelly or Treloar? Or perhaps a Gaff or Cunnington?

    Maverick_ · 09/05/2019 at 20:54

    Of those probably bont. I want JKelly but don’t trust his body

dontblushbaby · 09/05/2019 at 19:21

Anyone considering trading Danger for Boak if you don't have him ,then trading back in Danger at a reduced price ?

    JohnDJ59 · 10/05/2019 at 00:08

    If you can't get him with rookie upgrades and still have over 20 trades left, then yes.

    KSinny · 10/05/2019 at 09:13

    I did the same thing with Whitfield last week as I had a feeling he'd miss more than 1 week. So yeh go for it if u think Danger will miss more than a week.

Tommo09 · 09/05/2019 at 19:25

Is Corbett worth the trade? Or do I hold in case Hately is a late in? I will also get Answerth in

    nankthetank · 09/05/2019 at 20:19

    Don't hold Hately thats just asking for trouble. If you have your heart set on him then you're much better off making a mid round trade with say constable if he's a late(ish) in. Otherwise you risk just wasting a trade

Antonio · 09/05/2019 at 19:41

Hey Community,

I’m a bit of a newbie here. It’s my first year joining a cash league and boy am I struggling. I’m actually 0-5. Is it still possible to make the Top 8? Anyways, I was wondering if you good people could give me some advice on my team. I’d truly appreciate it. I have a lot of rookies and some decent coin. But don’t really know where to start, or what to do next.

Defence: Hurn, Crisp, K.Simpson, Wilkie, Duursma, Clark (Joyce, Lockhart)

Mid: Cripps, Neale, Treleor, Macrae, Fyfe, Constable, Atkins, Ross (Gibbons, Hayes, Hind)

Rucks: Gawn, Grundy

Forward: Dangerfield, McLean, D.Smith, Drew, Petrucelle, Parker (Setterfield, Balta)

I also have $270,000 in my warchest. As you can see I still have Simpson…

Thanks again guys

    nankthetank · 09/05/2019 at 20:23

    Good team but forward line is letting you down. I'd almost be trading McLean and Smith for Boak and Caleb Daniel (By my calculations you'll also have 4k to spare!)

    Maverick_ · 09/05/2019 at 20:33

    Hi Antonio.
    I’d be going one up one down this week pick up answerth by trading gibbons or Clark you have Parker Petra Clarke gibbons Wilkie all coming to an end of cash generation nothing worse than having 6 cows ready to cull at once and missing fresh cows. Flick kade Simpson still a fortnight away yet so ya losing a premium score each week I’d grab laird whose exceptional value, Sicily or the rolls Royce Lloyd.

Jeff · 09/05/2019 at 19:42

Corbett, Moore or Larkey?

Choose in order 1,2,3

    redherringfc · 09/05/2019 at 21:19

    Gee, would you like your turd sandwich on white, brown or whole grain?

    Having said that, I’m going to bring in Corbett this week, because I need to cull rookies and my alternative to him is Westhoff.

    I’d go Corbett, Larkey, Moore.

    RoyWetard · 09/05/2019 at 21:58

    Moore #3 (R12 bye) I'm tossing between the other 2 myself. Corbett plays MEL, PTA, GEE, GWS, (NTH, STK in byes) and Larkey plays GEE, SYD, WB, RIC, (GC, GWS in byes.) So depends on which one of these runs you like better.

    Jeff · 09/05/2019 at 22:24

    Going Corbett

    Thanks for the input

    The other trade is butters to Answerth

    Next week will have enough cash for Macrae straight in at a nice discount

dontblushbaby · 09/05/2019 at 21:06

My take from the Geelong presser an hour ago with Chris Scott is if Danger doesn't play then Constable will, my opinion only

Braz · 09/05/2019 at 21:14

Worth going Libba to Fyfe this week or wait another?

    Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 22:50

    This week is better I think.

    JohnDJ59 · 10/05/2019 at 00:01

    No point waiting.

Jid · 09/05/2019 at 21:18

j Cameron or daniel?

69;0 · 09/05/2019 at 21:37

Thoughts on libba and butters out for fyfe and answerth?

    KSinny · 09/05/2019 at 21:54

    Same thing im doing

KSinny · 09/05/2019 at 21:42

Thoughts on Butters &gt; Answerth and Libba &gt; Fyfe? Leaves me with 22 trades and $192k in the Bank.

    Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 22:50

    Who's &gt?…lol, yeah mate they look like good trades.

      KSinny · 09/05/2019 at 23:16

      Haha I have no idea what happens there it's meant to be > hahaa

No idea · 09/05/2019 at 21:47

I'm stunned that Hately, with Whitfield not selected, still isn't even on the extended bench. Don't they rate him internally?

Who do we think has the better security out of Corbett and D. Moore? I'm not convinced about either.

    Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 22:48

    I'm stunned too…with what he's done in his 2 games played, and then to be dropped again, it's enough to make the guy want out when his contract's up.
    So much for Coaches rewarding players for their efforts.

      JohnDJ59 · 09/05/2019 at 23:12

      Not the way to treat a good young player, they need to be played in blocks of 3-4 games, not chopped and changed.

        Russty_ · 09/05/2019 at 23:21

        Too right John…Coach is sending the wrong message to a young guy who's done everything right, he's not doing his credibility any favours.

          No idea · 09/05/2019 at 23:26

          There's a spot in the midfield waiting for him at Hawthorn. We'll look after you young fella.

Lazza · 10/05/2019 at 00:05

Anyone else having trouble accessing the podcast thread… I’m getting the 403 msg – access forbidden, yet I can access all other threads

Trades · 10/05/2019 at 00:13

Goldstein and scrimshaw out, Laird and T.McDonald in. O’brien r2. Potential 2 keepers for the price of 1.
Goldstein and Gibbons out, Neale and Corbett in.
Scrimshaw to Laird Petrucelle to Corbett.

    Russty_ · 10/05/2019 at 00:24

    I wouldn't bring T-Mac in under any circumstances…better off with Westhoff.
    Wouldn't trade out Goldy either…
    Maybe do nothing this week?…and see how Scrimshaw and Petrucelle go.

      Trades · 10/05/2019 at 02:08

      Already have Westhoff, got him in last week. It’s just a shame having good scoring from o’brien Stuck on the bench when I could elevate a rookie to a premium while getting similar R2 score.

        Trades · 10/05/2019 at 02:09

        Last couple of TMac scores have been pretty good for an f6

        Russty_ · 10/05/2019 at 14:17

        Fair enough Trades, bear in mind though, Jacobs could be back in 2 or 3 weeks.

Adam · 10/05/2019 at 06:54

Thoughts Guys
Traded Gibbons and Libba Out
In cane Anseworth and Fyfe
Now Mummy’s out do I keep trades as is
Or re do
Help !!!!

    Ja191 · 10/05/2019 at 07:38

    Do you have O’Brien? He’d be more then adequate cover for a week

      Adam · 10/05/2019 at 07:43

      Nope I’ve got zero ruck cover
      So dunno whether cop a zero n hope I win

PocketDog · 10/05/2019 at 08:05

Is Rowan Marshall a legit fwd option? I’ve seen next to nothing of the saints this year and don’t want to be fooled by the 100 average at a low price!

    Derek · 10/05/2019 at 10:23

    He must start to get tired

SJ34 · 10/05/2019 at 08:08

At a loss what to do now especially with mummy out (opponent this week has him too). 22k in the bank. Double downgrade? Answerth for Clark?

Whitfield, Sicily, Smith, more, Hore, Duursma, Scrimshaw, Clark

Cripps, Mcrae, O’Meara, Rockliff, B Crouch, drew, Walsh, Butters, gibbons, setterfield, Hayes

Gawn, Mumford, fort

Boak, danger, Heeney, Kelly, worpel, Greene, Petrucelle, Balta

    Derek · 10/05/2019 at 10:23

    Find the cash to go Mummy to Grundy

    gator59 · 10/05/2019 at 14:48

    I'd hold fire just yet Fort has been named and see if he gets a gig in the final side

Hawks · 10/05/2019 at 09:16

Anyone else have there end game team selected? This being the team you want before the byes (full premo).

Mine is (CAPS are still to obtain through trades)

Lloyd, Hurn, Whitfield, Rich, Williams, LAIRD

Cripps, Neale, Fyfe, Coniglio, Bont, Walsh, MACRAE, J.KELLY

Grundy, Gawn

Dangerfield, Heeney, Laird, BOAK, BILLINGS, MUNDY

6 upgrades to do, Macrae will be my target next week.

Still got rookies that are making cash each week – Hore, Duursma, Joyce, Drew Ross, Hately, Answerth, Moore, Parker, Petro, Parker

Appreciate your thoughts.

Sam · 10/05/2019 at 10:15

Moore or Corbett?

Seems like Moore has a higher ceiling.

MAD MIKE · 10/05/2019 at 10:47





    69;0 · 10/05/2019 at 11:25

    Risky but could be worth it!

    KSinny · 10/05/2019 at 14:46

    High risk High reward

    silversovereign · 10/05/2019 at 16:31

    That’s mad…. mad mike. Both rookies should still make a bit of coin. Good luck to you if you pull the trigger.

FearTheBeard · 10/05/2019 at 12:23

Westhoff or Daniels? Or hold a week for a decision?

    FearTheBeard · 10/05/2019 at 12:26

    Or Mundy?

Daniel · 10/05/2019 at 12:33

Who should I loophole with Atkins out of will setterfield or will Hayes, both play at the exact same time so I need to choose one over the other?

    silversovereign · 10/05/2019 at 16:34

    Setterfield had 24 touches in the 2s last week but he hasn’t shown good form in the afl for the blues yet. Maybe this is the week???

redgumwon · 10/05/2019 at 13:10

Hey Derek Ijust after your view. I started with Brayshaw but he just hasn't lived up to last year. Do you think it's time to trade him to Fyfe?

    Derek · 10/05/2019 at 14:06

    Never been a big fan of Brayshaw, not enough to think he is top 8. he has been the most effected this year by Viney. Brayshaw is out on the wing screaming for it, but its just not getting to him, even when Viney was out last week, melbourne had Harmes in the guts instead of Brayshaw.

    they do have Suns this week, but after that it is a tough run to the byes

    at this time of the year you need to be only looking at getting rid of rookies, and the Brayshaws are the luxury upgrades during or after the byes, so i think he gets another week against the SUNS.

      redgumwon · 10/05/2019 at 15:45

      Thanks Derek that's good food for thought. Looks like Welsh gets the boot for Fyfe

        redgumwon · 10/05/2019 at 15:53


          Derek · 10/05/2019 at 16:46

          i traded out Walsh last week. he has done well but he had to go. Carlton's run is looking tough and Walsh might run out of steam

            redgumwon · 10/05/2019 at 21:52

            Agree Walsh looks like he may need a rest shortly but in saying that he's still been scoring well for a rookie. In fact better than some
            established player like Brayshaw

Fearthebeard · 10/05/2019 at 15:00

Or Mundy or hold for now?

    Derek · 10/05/2019 at 16:48

    Daniels will have both Suckling and JJ in the team for the first time this year, will be interesting to see how they all work together.

    Mundy will have Blakely in the team very soon, feel Mundy's TOG will drop when that happens.

      FearTheBeard · 10/05/2019 at 18:04

      Thanks Derek.

      I have Danger, Kelly, Marshall & Boak with Moore in the forward line. Who should I look at? Cameron? Daniels? Hawkins? Mundy? Heeney? Dunkley?

      Dunkley & Heeney are scaring me with many spuds scores. Cameron & Hawkins can go big but can also stink it up?

      Which is why I was looking at Daniels & Mundy?

shane · 10/05/2019 at 16:50

hey guys
need some SC advice
wanted to trade lycett for either reily o'obrien or the HOFF in a RUC position
its saying jacobs is still sidelined for 2-3 weels
will he automatically slot back into the side ,and will o'brien get dropped

    Derek · 10/05/2019 at 16:53

    i don't think anyone knows the answer to that. ROB has been doing very well, but you would think jacobs would get a crack as well, maybe they go both. your guess is as good as mine.

      Gainsy · 10/05/2019 at 17:29

      Id say Jacobs via the magoos is possible given robs performance

    Russty_ · 10/05/2019 at 18:00

    Depends on if ROB can play forward Shane…reckon if and when Jacobs is fit he comes straight back in, maybe after a few Sanfl games, could still be 5 weeks.
    Maybe by then you will have already moved ROB on to either Grundy or a premo fwd..if you get him, I'd get the Hoff, you've missed most of ROB's cash generation now.

FearTheBeard · 10/05/2019 at 18:02

Can't decide and in a real rush to head out for a mates event.

Daniels, Mundy, Heeney or HOLD of any for the week?

alex sabes · 14/05/2019 at 19:54

i don't know who to put in in my back and mid trade fyfe and williamson or lloyd or lockhart this is my team

back laird smith williams hore duursma ( simpson young)
mid neale cripps macrea bont sloane walsh stack hayes ( gibbons scott hately)
ruck grundy gawn (clark)
forward danger dalhause lynch(rich) daniels drew setterfield ( parker balta)

please help

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