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SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 8

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You may be aware that SuperCoach is used in schools to teach kids about #QuickMaths, buying and selling, and such and such. I propose that it also be used in psychology studies. The 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance; are something I experience every week! 

It all begins with denial pre-round that my side is rubbish, then I shift quickly to anger when they do, in fact, score rubbish. Then depression hits when I check players that I nearly traded in go bananas and the ones I held disappoint. Then begins the bargaining with the SuperCoach Gods, promising blind and devoted faith in return for Brad Crouch’s 30 disposals per week to translate into more points. Then finally, acceptance comes on Sunday night where I’m given two bandaids in the form of trades to cover the gaping holes in my team (and heart).

Me on Sunday evenings

We march on though, community! We need to stick together and help each other through these difficult times. After all, isn’t sticking together what good waffles do? After a month of price rises some of the rookies we’ve nurtured are ripe for the slaughter. Patch and Lek look at who to hold and who to fold in the podcast this week. Barron casts his eye over the state leagues to find the next rookie gem in Around the Grounds. Don’t want your captain to score 26 again? Check out Damo’s captain choices and Matty takes a look at the best rookie, premo, and POD picks for your trading dollars in his weekly cheat sheet.  

The News

A ‘normal round’ doesn’t exist in SuperCoach land. Plenty of issues are facing us coaches this week. Lachie Whitfield is still out despite positive words from Leon Cameron in the week that he would return. Essendon are managing Joe Daniher. Pies’ Dayne Beams and Taylor Adams are out with injury, as is Giant Shane Mumford. Then there’s the whole will he, won’t he, Patrick Dangerfield debacle. Part of me thinks Patrick is being Patrick and he’s putting lashings of mayo on this ‘injury’, so fingers crossed he lines up on Sunday.     

For tonight, Colin O’Riordan gets another chance to impress, replacing the injured Harry Cunningham. Zac Clarke (RUC – 142.6k) returns for the Bombers and is on the bubble in one of four changes. Brayden Ham (FWD – 117.3k) will play his second game. Orazio has also been recalled.

Matt Suckling returns for the Dogs on Saturday for their match against Brisbane. In a good sign for his job security, Noah Answerth has kept his spot despite Harris Andrews and Zac Bailey returning. Kruze returns for Blues, as does rookie Will Setterfield. Rupert Wills (MID – 166.1k) and Chris Mayne replace Beams and Adams. The Suns regain rebounders Pearce Hanley and Lachie Weller from injury, likewise Melbourne who welcome back Jack Viney. Huge outs for the Power in the Showdown; Ollie Wines and Brad Ebert will miss with injury and popular rookie Zak Butters has been omitted. Trio Aidyn Johnson (FWD – 208.1k), Kane Farrell (FWD – 216.9), and Matthew Broadbent (DEF – 261.7) will all play their first games of the year. Luke Brown replaces the injured Bryce Gibbs at the Crows. Jonathan Marsh is one and done at the Saints and bubble boy Darragh Joyce has been dropped. The Eagles have omitted Chris Masten and picked another tall forward in Jake Waterman.  

On Sunday, no confirmed outs as yet for North but LDU is in the squad along with possible debutants Curtis Taylor (MID/FWD – 117.3k) and Kyron Hayden (MID/FWD – 102.4k). Joel Selwood and Zach Tuohy will return for the Cats. Darcy Fort (RUC – 117.3k) has again been named in the squad, as has Charlie Constable despite Chris Scott’s less than enthusiastic comments about him in the week. Brett Bewley (MID – 117.3k) has again made Freo’s extended squad. Dan Rioli and Nick Vlastuin have been added to Richmond’s already overflowing injury list, Jake Aarts (FWD – 106.9k) and Riley Collier-Dawkins (MID – 121.8k) are among the 6 names added to the squad. For the last game of the week, Hawthorn have made a huge power move by dropping Jarryd Roughead to the VFL and Chadly Wingard is injured again. Rookies Jack Scrimshaw and James Cousins have been named. The Giants have dropped Jackson Hately again for some reason. Josh Kelly is among the ins.  

House of Evil

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

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

Can I go now? (Trade bait)

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

Make no mistake community, upgrade season is here to stay for the next few weeks and there’s temptation to get that next cheap gun into your team. As I said last week, it’s important to think a few trades ahead and we’ve got some awesome downgrade options on the bubble this week. Declan Keilty was the only rookie priced player to play their first game last weekend so if it’s cash you need, it’s important you jump on now. With that out of the way, it’s amazing to think a guy that has scored 5 times over a hundred and has a low of 93 has a) only risen 80k since the start of the year, and b) still available for under 500k. That guy is Caleb Daniel and he looks every bit like a top 6 forward in 2019.

A forward in SuperCoach but a defender out on the field, he is the designated kicker outerer for Dogs and playing on at every opportunity, getting easy possessions. SuperCoach loves guys that can kick long and do it accurately, exactly a trait that Caleb brings to the table.   

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar 

Yuuuuge week in the Draftstars vault last week. If you entered the lineup in this section in the $2 mini, it smashed out 854 points, only 31 away from the top of the tree. Being the fickle beast the Draftstars is, the lineup this week is just as likely to bomb out completely as is it to go well, but you gotta be in it to win it, right?!

Even though I covered Port last week, I love a Showdown. Let’s dive in!

**Value picks**

There’s a lot of value on this slate with Matthew Broadbent (DEF – 5k), Aidyn Johnson (FWD – 5.2k), and Kane Farrell (FWD – 6.8k) all playing their first games for the year, or in Broadbent’s case, his first since 2017. The temptation is there to grab all 3 and load up on stars elsewhere. A quick look at their numbers: 

Farrell is not a big ball winner, although he did score 73DS from 13 possessions and 3 goals against Adelaide in round 20 last year. His next highest was 54. 

Aidyn Johnson is also not a big ball winner. Only crossed 50 (57) once in his 5 games last year.

Broadbent flashed an 80 ceiling several times in 2017 with a high score of 110. A lot has changed in Port’s back half since 2017 though, Houston and Burton have come into the side and DBJ was only in his second season. So I’m not entirely convinced that he’ll hit the ground running.

Of the three, I like Broadbent the most, but be cautious of picking all three.

RUC

For the first time since round 2, Paddy Ryder (FWD / 10.2k) attended more ruck contests than Scott Lycett (47 v 41) last week against the Pies, this was despite similar time on ground (Ryder 89% v Lycett 84%). In his prime I really rated Ryder, he looks confident in his body and has a handy record against Adelaide. 

I think he’ll go under owned tonight too as the crowd flocks to the solo rucking Reilly O’Brien (11.9k), who is coming off a 120 in his last start. Rucks have had a difficult time against Port though, who have yet to concede a fantasy 100 to a ruck (this includes Grundy, Gawn, Goldy, Stef Martin).

DEF

Attacking Adelaide with medium defenders is a trend in 2019. They give up the second most amount of points (111.6) behind Richmond to the opposition number 1 defender. The problem is Port don’t particularly have any high ceiling plays in this position. Darcy Byrne-Jones (11.2k) has shown the best ceiling so far, while Ryan Burton (10.3k) has greater consistency in his scores. I also don’t mind Xavier Duursma (MID / 9.7k) who may see a bump with Port’s depleted midfield.  

On the other side of the ledger, Port also have had their struggles with medium defenders. Rory Laird (13.5k) and Brodie Smith (12.4k) are the obvious two to target.

FWD

Port have struggled against small/medium forwards so far this year, with the likes of Jamie Elliot (3 goals / 109DS) and Jack Petruccelle (5 goals / 115DS) cutting them up in recent times. We’re due for an Eddie Betts (8.3k) special I think, I also like Hugh Greenwood (MID / 11.8k) who has no problems finding the ball or the man. Justin Westhoff (13.2k) has had a fantastic fortnight but his price has risen almost 1.2k from last week. I don’t see a lot of value in him anymore.

MID

Both teams are about even in conceding points to opposition number 1 midfielders (Port – 122; Adelaide 115). Neither side has shown a willingness to tag this year so we’ve got a free hit here. First, the value. Willem Drew (9.4k) is a lock and load play for me tonight. He hasn’t had a big game for a while but there’s significant outs in Port Adelaide’s engine room that will see him step up to the plate. From here, you can easily make a case for any of the top 5 mids – from Rocky (13.8k) to Matt Crouch (15.8k). Pick 2 (or 3) of the ones you can afford. In the middle tier, CEY (11.9k) has a great record in Showdown’s and at the Adelaide Oval, he becomes a really good POD play for mine. 

Good luck for this week, community. Be sure to follow the boys on Twitter to be first in the know when a new article drops.


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BrownlowBoy

Great work Kev!

Clark and Petruccele for Answerth and Daniel for me this week.

Very disappointed Hately got dropped, what on earth does he have to do to stay in the team?

Jey

Same. Hately would be an M7 or M8 next to Walsh if he was playing in any other side.

SC_Kev7

Cheers, BB. Great trades. Started the paint the fence with Clark to Answerth but the second trade I'm still mulling over.

Ryan

I’m yet to have Tim Kelly in my team so I’m not sure if I should get him now or get Caleb Daniel now

Need some ideas lads

Pranav

id go tim kelly if you can afford another round 13 bye premo

SC_Kev7

How's your byes setting up, mate? TK for ceiling, Daniel will probably fit into your bye structure better.

Ryan

Yeah rd 13 isn’t looking the best so I think Daniel is the way to go, I’m just little worried about if he will be this consistent for the rest of the year

Lazza

Itsa strange one .. Daniel is ever so slightly cheaper, and averages 4 points more per game … just aim to have both in your team post the byes…

Gainsy

Playing for league overall? If league, check you oppos out before deciding

Jord

Trade Butters or Libba for Answorth

Josh

Butters every day of the week

Jord

Getting rid of Libba generates some nice cash, Butters price ain’t changing this week

Gainsy

How much you losing on keeping libba another 3-4 weeks?

Pranav

out of these rookies which 2 should i prioritise getting rid of clark,burgess,constable,gibbons,drew and petrucelle. im bringing in daniel and answerth

TelescopicCox

Hately out has thrown a spanner in the works. I'll definitely go Gibbons > Answert, but unsure of the second trade:

1. Petruccelle to Hoff (most I can afford is $430K)
2. Petruccelle to Corbett
3. Danger to Boak (get Danger back for ROB later on)

TommyC99

So with Hately out im punting Libba. Go with Boak or Fyfe? Leaning towards Fyfe as Boak's price shouldnt rise much more while Fyfe has probably bottomed out. But Boak will be the number 1 fwd and gives me a mid/fwd swings

KSinny

Fyfe

Soothsayer

I’m doing Fyfe too

BobbyGee

Keen for a double downgrade this week and Gibbons-Ainsworth a definite.

But what about Parker-Corbett? Parker is the only option to trade out but BE is decent and has some cash to make.

Do both trades? Or just the Gibbons-Ainsworth one?

Josh

Id do just the one trade. Parker will probably outscore corbet and there are other fwd rookies coming through that will be better cash generators

Lazza

Too early to trade out Parker … what other rookies do you have? Clarke, Collins, Petruccelli, Burgess and Scott should all be moved on now .. Scrimshaw as well .. or if you have either Libba or Gresham … if you have DPP options there are plenty to move on now ..

FearTheBeard

This is what I need to work out now. Is Daniel going to be ruined by the return of the SUCK?

Rick Grimes

Suckling, JJ and Daniels. Have they played together this year? I think someone's scoring gets squeezed. For that reason, and his ridiculous smallness, I'm out.

Lazza

I have a keen eye on JJ … should be hitting his straps this week..

FearTheBeard

Westhoff or Daniels?

Or hold a week for a decision?

FearTheBeard

Or even Mundy?

Redd

Thinkin Walsh 2 Macrae? Can anyone tell me Jacks BE?

Rick Grimes

140 isn't it? He might make that anyway.

Redd

Cheers Rick!

J-Dog

Thinking either Libba and Butters for Fyfe and Answerth
OR
Double down this week, Clark and Butters for Answerth and Corbett…
This gives me 200k for next week and 21 trades left…

Thoughts?

KSinny

I'd go the first since it gets u more points this week and Fyfe won't be this cheap again

RealDealNeale

Think I'll move on Libba. First trade is Clark > Answerth, who should I get for Libba:

A) Bont
B) Macrae
C) Cameron
D) Boak
E) Lloyd

Leaning to A or B as Libba is my M7, and remainign rookies to pick from are Gibbons, Setterfield, Atkins, Hayes

Lazza

Lloyd has a BE of 136 and Macrae 146… so their price wont move much this week … more likely to hold or go down than up ..
Personally, I think Boak will come back to the field a bit … but I've been thinking that for 3 weeks now … and I noticed he was #1 in CD's "secret" contested footy stats …
Cameron is a gun, and a great POD.. I'd consider Bont or Cameron… get Boak after his bye which is only 5 rounds away..

Russty_

Good advice Lazza, I'm gonna wait for Boak to get out of Superman mode and hopefully pick him up later if he's still doing ok.

Gainsy

Im waiting boak out and may even skip if he doesn't have a shocker soon

Russty_

Yeah Gainsy, I'm more interested in maybe picking up Marshall and Whitfield in the coming weeks

Josh

Butters and Petrucelle out for Answerth and Daniel??

KSinny

Sounds good

Lazza

Tick.. big tick..

LordDeb

Butters is out, this is for sure<img src="https://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/rzN/bg_FFFFFF/txt_dddddd/border_ffffff/flags_0/&quot; width="1"/>

Joe T

Hurn, Stewart or Sicily? Who's the priority or best to bring in purely from a point-scoring perspective?

KSinny

Personally if go Sicily but Hurn is very consistent, not too sure about Stewart being top 6.

lear

All three very nice options. I'm scared of Touhy taking Stewart's slice of the pie when fit, but currently he's going strong and is cheap.

Hurn is a god, and scores really well off kick-outs and intercepts.

Sicily is a flog, but scores amazingly well.

I would pick Hurn or Sicily based on byes.

Fearthebeard

Daniels or Mundy or neither for now?

KSinny

Thoughts on Zac Merret instead of Fyfe this week? Mainly because he is a POD and I don't really have any.

Lazza

Have you seen his BE? its a 169 .. set to lose $20k this week.
Wait a week or two … actually wait 5 and get him in for R13.

KSinny

Didn't realise that thanks mate, I'll Definatly consider that

Holty01

Hi KSinny. Do you think he will score more then Fyfe? No point going for a POD just for the sake of it.

Russty_

Pods won't matter much at the end when you're in Finals, you need the highest scoring players, injuries, suspensions and axings will all play a part then anyway to create the difference.

Gainsy

Fyfe better than merret for me.

Sharkmove_King

Unless if you assume Fyfe will get injured he is a must have in my opinion.

Zac Merrett is a fair option though. I could easily see him averaging 115 from here on. Bombers have already played the 3 standout teams in 7 weeks, add to that his slow (kinda) start to the season due to interrupted pre season…..there's alot to like there

G.C.

Hi Community, looking forward to another great weekend of footy.

What's more important for pulling in new rookies? Getting rid of old cash cows at their limit, or getting rid of other non-playing rookies who have a chance of earning more?

I'm looking to bring in Answerth in my back line for one of my bench rookies, but should I:

A) Bring in Answerth for Scrimshaw (near his BE limit, but should stay relatively price-neutral after this week) for more cash now, leaving my Defense bench as Answerth and Burgess
B) Bring in Answerth for Burgess (hasn't made much cash at all, but isn't getting a game currently) for less cash now, but gets in another playing rookie, leaving my Defense bench as Answerth and Scrimshaw

I'm leaning towards B), as I've already got Bines for a non-playing loophole, but I've seen both options across supercoach. A) could let me paint the fence with the second trade, while with B) I'll double downgrade Petruccelle to Corbett instead.

Best of luck this week all.

Derek

last year just before the byes i traded out some good rookies in a hunt for cash to upgrade over the bye rounds. i was left with a bunch of really aweful rookies who either were omitted or scored 17. i didn't go close to fielding a full team in any of the bye rounds and fell from 2k rank to 18k. i want my rookies to be playing with decent JS even if it means holding them a week or two longer. My rookies playing round 13 in particular (Scrimshaw, Duursma, Drew, Hayes, parker, ROB, even Gibbons)

Gainsy

Id say cows at their limit over having bench coverage.

RealDealNeale

Narrowed it down to Bont vs Lloyd for Libba. Team below. Would love some input community!!

DEF – Hurn, Williams, Smith, Moore, Hore, Duursma (Answerth, Whitfield)
MID – Neale, Cripps, Oliver, Brayshaw, B.Crouch, Rocky, LIBBA** Atkins (Gibbons, Scott, Hayes)
R – Grundy, O'Brien (Bines)
FWD – Danger, De Goey, Kelly, Dunkley, Lycett, Drew (Schultz, Setterfield)

If I bring in Lloyd, I'll bring Moore to my FWD line via DPP's (Drew to midfield on field, then Libba traded out for Lloyd via Moore).

Cheers!

Gainsy

Whens mcrae coming in?

Russty_

I'd get Bont or Macrae now, wait on Lloyd, could lose more money this week.
Might need to think about moving Brayshaw, Rocky and Crouch on soon too, other lines are pretty strong.

Gainsy

Rocky or crouch to congoline in a few weeks is looking like a thing

JohnDJ59

Libba to Bont, you are well covered in the back line.

TommyC99

Trade gibbons or scrimshaw to answerth?

Lazza

based on their BE and scoring potential, or history of scoring, Gibbons first.

Sharkmove_King

Gibbons for sure. If you held Scrimshaw last week, gotta held him this week. He could potentially make you 50k more too and he's an option to start on your 22

Shake_n_bake

Capt and vc?? Who are we putting it on??

Lazza

Gawn into Fyfe via Scott.

Russty_

Same here Lazza, Gawny averages 126 against the Gold Coast…I like that!

Lazza

Who are you playing this week Russty?
I got Shake n Bake in the JR Mega League … and I've just given him my capt options … the sneaky bugger..
Playing Derek in Jock Straps..
I'm in a couple of other JR comps but I don't know who they are in this forum ..

Russty_

Got Shinboners in the JR Megaleague, Dion, Martini Police in Magnificent 7 and Moustachio in Trig's Happy place, some pretty good opposition there, the other teams , not sure if I know them or not.
Good luck this week mate, Shake is hard to beat, ranked very well.

hedski

We do battle again Russty (Mag7)
Good luck mate.

Russty_

Same to you mate..how much money will it take for you to throw the match?…LOL

JohnDJ59

Looks like I'm up against you in the JR Mega-League, hedski and I have Neil in the Elite of the Elite.

Lazza

Well there's no wonder Shake is up there … he knows our Capt moves every week…. 🙂
He's going really well … be a shame to knock him off this week 🙂

If ya listening Shake, good luck mate..

Shake_n_bake

Haha believe me Lazza you have nothing to worry about.

Mick

Grundy into Boak

Shake_n_bake

Is Lloyd as sneaky vc option?

Lazza

Go Lloyd, Shake, go Lloyd . 🙂

TommyC99

Currently looking at Macrae, Gawn and Fyfe. Who gets what i havent decided yet!

JohnDJ59

Cripps VC, then if he doesn't score 125 or over will put the C on Gawn.

Saritz

Grundy into Gawn

silversovereign

Gawn into Fyfe for me too.

Dan

Still trying to make up my mind between:

Petrucelli -> Daniel
Or
Libba -> Macrae/Boak

Trading Petrucelli will gain me more points this week and is good for my bye structure. But trading Libba will mean I have the $ to do an upgrade next week.

Dash

Who really needs to go first. Not just because of rage but good strategy, 1-4 in order
Collins, Petruccelle, Clarke, Butters,
Cheers

Sharkmove_King

Clark would the least since he is playing and is priced less than what he can deliver.

Collins probably first as he is most expensive with highest break even.

Petrucelle second as he is priced possibly above what he has delivered.

Butters, although not playing, I'd have him third in order to go. At.least he won't go down, and he could have a rest and start putting up decent numbers again

Stupid Coach

Butters to Answerth and Collins to Ryan or Stewart

or

Butters to Answerth to Constable to T Kelly or Pendles..

Lekdog

God I love you Kev

Shake_n_bake

Cats playing funny buggers! Selwood emg. I think maybe Danger late out for Selwood?! 🤔

Gainsy

I brought in selwood a few weeks back…. feeling the pain i knew would come

Russty_

Could be …could also be Constable if Selwood's still sore…if at all.

BradleyTC99

So with Selwood being named an emergency, you'd think Danger is a very real possibility of being a late out, which would mean having to rely on Petrucelle on field. Now i was planning on going Libba – Fyfe as im sure many are, but i was thinking if i go Boak, i could use Atkins as back up instead with the Mid/fwd i would have created. Thoughts would be great guys?

JohnDJ59

Either Fyfe or Boak will be good upgrades for your team, they should both get to their BE, so go with what works best.

Lazza

I hanging on to one trade BTC to cover Danger ..

Rick Grimes

I'm gonna work on the basis Constable or Danger can be my non player, thus opening up more vc options.

Danny

Getting in answerth but how
Trading out is one of Clarke, Collins or Scott.
Clarke named in Geelong midfield
Collins could be a solid D7 season end?
Scott made no money and a handy mid loop.

Russty_

Get rid of Collins and bank the cash for upgrades next week I think…he should be doing better than he has been.
He was the number 1 intercept marker in the 2's last year, can't seem to replicate that in the big show.
Scott's a handy mid loophole until someone better comes along.

Danny

thank you
is libba too neale bont or fyfe best?

Russty_

Depends on you round 13 bye and how many guys you have out but you'll ideally want all 3, maybe Fyfe 1st then Bont.

FearTheBeard

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?

Russty_

I'd get Daniel, he gets plenty of it all over the ground and has good D/E..he's a good kick, funny to watch too 😉 especially when he's trying to chase someone down.

Rick Grimes

I reckon Daniels drops points with Suckling in. Still a good pick tho.

Russty_

Still averaged 103 with Suckling in the side up to round 4 Rick.

FearTheBeard

You got me on for Daniels. It was my move sooon as it opened. Reversed as was unsure.

I know they had played together but it was minus JJ.

Which made me nervous with all 3…

Tell me I'm on the right train here Russty!!!

Russty_

Just gotta back him in mate if you believe in him, he's a different player from what he was last year, virtually on the ball now, as opposed to an undersized small forward last few years. Bevo finally woke up and put him in his correct role.
I don't think JJ and Suckling will affect him much.

Rick Grimes

No JJ tho. Have all three played together. Seem similar to me.

TommyC99

VC and C is quite tough this week. With one of danger or constable being out, it gives me a bit more range to select from. What do we reckon guys?

1. Macrae/Grundy – Gawn
2. Macrae/Grundy – Fyfe
3. Gawn – Fyfe

FearTheBeard

Gone 3 myself.

Russty_

For those not trading out Danger this week, make sure you have decent cover just in case.
I put Danger into the mids with Ross backing up and Drew into the fwds with Parker backing up Bines C

FearTheBeard

Just made it so Bolton is cover

TommyC99

Hey russty, i currently dont have a mid/fwd swing which scares me (have to field petrucelle if danger doesnt play). Thoughts on bringing in boak ahead of fyfe so i can gain that swing? It would mean i'd be fielding atkins if hes out which i personally don't think id gain that many points from, more just hes a safer more reliable pick

Russty_

Hey Tommy, Fyfe could be 30 grand more next week but it's up to you…whoever covers for Danger if he's out won't score as well as him.
Eagles are playing the Saints this week, not exactly the best backline in the world, maybe back Petrol in to score ok if Danger doesn't play.

Lazza

smarty pants 🙂

Newbie

if i want to do trades does it need to be done prior to tonight match, or can i wait till tomorrow?
I'm a newbie.
Cheers, it's a cool site.

Justin

You can wait, but be sure of your trades because if you trade tomorrow you can't reverse them.

Lazza

No, you can make your trades anytime during the round as long as those you are trading out, or in, haven't played at that point in time.

Russty_

As these blokes said Newbie…just don't do any trial runs with your trades as they're not reversible after tonight starts.

BigAl_15

Who do I bring in?! Daniel, Boak, Bontempelli or Fyfe??

Lazza

Yes. 🙂

Lazza

Actually I think you have them listed in reverse order of priority.

BigAl_15

Ok, I’ll stew it over tonight…

Rick Grimes

Fyfe or Bont. Both look fairly essential.

Russty_

If you posted your entire team, it'd be easier to answer Big AL…and where you need to strengthen the most.

Brn

Agree with Rusty. Fyfe and Bont are guns but if you are playing someone like petrol or parker on field then Boak is best for now. Lots of other mid prems to drop at some point

Justin

Anyone know what is happening with Mumford?

Russty_

He's out injured Justin..Dawson Simpson came in to cover for him.

Justin

Cheers russty, any idea how serious?

Russty_

The Giants website has him down as a minor knee complaint Justin…keep an eye out though to see if it's more than a week.
He was a bit sore apparently.

Justin

Thanks again!

UpBeat

Any suggestions on the trades below?

1. Butters to Answorth, done.

2. Walsh to Lloyd or Bloke. I'm not concerned with BE's, both are keepers.
or
Petrul to Moore to generate moola

Russty_

Wouldn't trade out Walsh yet…he'll be one of my last ones to go unless he gets injured or starts scoring like lesser rookies.

UpBeat

I was thinking the same Russty but he is there for a purpose and that's to make dollars to trade up to a premo.

TommyC99

Neither imo. If you want to downgrade Corbett is a better option

UpBeat

Unfortunately Lloyd is off the table coz of that rd 13 bye. Haven't seen much of Corbett is he any good? I think Moore's JS is looking solid with Roughy gonski

TommyC99

So i've narrowed down the choices from my last post (to an extent). Think Fyfe is a safe 120+ against a tigs midfield who leak points. So just need a VC.

Grundy – Does kruezer being in affect his output? Should have him around the ground though
Macrae – Not in the best form but history at MARS and against the Lions is very very good.
Gawn – Solid history against the suns and demons midfield should win the battle comfortably

Russty_

Gawn's 3 round average is 18 points higher than Grundy's, Macrae's is 96.3.

JohnDJ59

Gawn.

Alferton

Suggestions please.
1: Burgess out Daniel in
2: Burgess out Dunkley in
3: Burgess out Westhoff in
Thanks.

Brn

30 possies from parish tonight as the final leg of my multi and I win enough for a new 70 inch tv. Big ask though..

Brn

Dam lol was a long shot anyway

Russty_

Almost…just needs to get 21 disposals in the next 7 minutes. 🙂

Hoot

Crazy, stupid or brilliant…?

Trade Out Whitfield and Butters (keeping libba)
In Fyfe and Ainsworth

I've had bad corks before.. they have lasted 4 weeks plus. Imagine a 3rd week off for Lachie….

Excuse if mentioned already in prior post.

Russty_

Ainsworth is 315K and only averaging 55, you'd be better off going for Answerth from Brisbane, he's on the bubble too and is much cheaper.

Hoot

Nahhh risk the 1st one 😉

Russty_

Hope you went with Ainsworth over Answerth hehe

Hoot

Haha.

I took your advice. Grrrrr. But benched him with an E. 😁

Fielded Wilkie instead after Answers pathetic 40odd.

UpBeat

Agree Hoot, I had a ripper of a cork in U/15's, it lasted about 4 weeks and then still couldn't kick properly for weeks.

Those trades look good.

Hoot

Highly considering… plus leaves me over 150k
Get Lachie post bye at 500ish

Lazza

What a hoot… trading out a top 3 DEF … madnesss

Harro

will liberatore return to the midfield and dominate I can easily trade him to a fyfe but my gut is telling me to hold but if i dont trade he may lose 20-30k!

TommyC99

I think he improves but the uncertainty of his role + his 142 BE. Easy swap to fyfe for mine

Gainsy

Youd back him to be more likely than most to like the conditions

Gainsy

Looking at collins to answ and butters to corbet… but that 2nd part worries me

Gainsy

Maybe its the hoff calling me

What_Bear

I am thinking of the same trades. GC players will be handy in the byes. Trust your gut. If one poor week can set up the next 3, then go for it

Brn

Heeney seems to be held back by horse in the same way as t Mitchell was. Not getting a go at it.

Lazza

I am so glad I haven’t bought Heeney into my team.. in terms of the Sydney structure he is a gap filler at the moment ..

Lazza

Though he is. CD fave..3 possessions and a goal and has 30 points .. joke

Lazza

Florent has double Heeney’s possessions and a goal, has a much larger impact on the gene and has 34 .. joke

TommyC99

Heeney – 4 touches, 4 tackles, 1 goal, 1 clanger

Florent – 6 touches, 2 tackles, 1 goal, 3 clangers

whilst florent has had 2 extra touches, hes also laid 2 less tackles and had 2 more clangers

KSinny

He's had 5 tackles I think

Holty01

Hmmm, so Horse decides to put the tag on one of the biggest butchers in the game and let’s Merrett run free. Merrett owners must be loving this.

Lazza

The mind boggles Holty

Holty01

Just find it strange. Shiels rarely hurts you with ball in hand but he does find it a lot. And Merrett imo has been the most influential player in the game.
On a positive note, I don’t own him but feel really good for the Merrett owners who held him. They copped a fair bit of grief for starting him.

Derek

I went game tonight, couldn’t believe the room they were giving him in the first half. I knew it wouldn’t last, 3rd quarter he got a lot of attention. 4th quarter started on bench and only got on field about 10 min mark. I’ll take 129, but it was looking very special at half time.

CaptinSheeds

Merret isn't a danger to any team. He's the most over-rated player in afl and coaches don't tag him because they don't rate him.
80% of his disposals have zero impact or only occur because he gets in the way of a hpass on its way to another teammate. His disposals that travel more than 20 metres are as bad as shiel but CD seem to ignore that and give him maximum points whenever he touches the ball.
He's great for your supercoach as he's the only player who scores points for being tackled. Put him in your supercoach team but not your actual team

Russty_

Jeez you go out of your way to bag the hell out of Merrett, under 20 different names, just leave the kid alone he's only still a young player.
Doubt if you could do any better.

Brn

Heeney and Lloyd are meant to be premiums. They wont score 100 between them. Killing me

Rick Grimes

Keep calm. Lloyd is the ultimate seagull. He'll ton up. Heeney will snag another couple of goals and still post a score.

dontblushbaby

Can Merrett back it up in the 2nd half ? I don't have him ,just curious if he can put 4 qtrs together

Rick Grimes

He'll be tagged out of it.

Lazza

I’d be surprised if they don’t switch the tag to Merrett.. though he did have ‘cover’ in the 2nd qtr but gave away 3 free kicks

Russty_

Aliir Aliir was good last week but the week before last and this week he's been a bit of a spud a spud.
P.S Heeney you suck..you suck!, you Village of the Damned looking mo-fo

TOPHAWK1

Heeney the village idiot this morning. Absolute waste of space. 🤡👹

WTFoxtrot_58

Apolgies but FU Heeny and Horse…
Garbage….