PODCAST | Operation: Get Good Players (Like Noah Balta)

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HE’S DONE IT. He’s bloody DONE it, community – Noah Batla is the single greatest Supercoach selection to have ever lived. If you’ve got him, throw the C on him. If you don’t have him, move heaven and earth to bring him in ASAP, if not sooner. He’s the greatest Supercoacher to have ever Supercoached bar NONE.

Gone is the Noah Balta of old, who scored like I did in every third-grade match I ever played in (i.e., never passing 50 and averaging “30-odd” which was actually low 20s), and here we have the Noah Balta 2: Electric Boogaloo. 2 Noah 2 Balta. iBalta 2.0. You name it, he’s come again.

Now that’s out of the way, Damo and Patch can discuss what’s happening in the world of Supercoach. They talk how to bring in these uber-premos, what to do about the lack of rookies – omitting to mention Declan Kielty because he shouldn’t be fantasy relevant, and also because they forgot him – and how on earth we should deal with the byes.

So, community, strap yourself in for a Lek-less podcast (get well soon, Lek) full of chunky goodness and the midfield premium who may well be the steal of the year. Will you be bringing in the Sloane Ranger?

Categories: Supercoach


Ken · 13/05/2019 at 23:58

Is josh Kelly great pickup ? Or will he miss games here and there ??

    JEL · 14/05/2019 at 08:17

    Yes to both.
    He's riskier than others, but if he stays on the park he will score good points.

    Twilightingale · 14/05/2019 at 13:02

    He will be a top 8 mid on average who is more likely to miss games than others

Ned_Starkers · 13/05/2019 at 23:58

Fkn hallelujah… Cersei finally out of my side with a permanent concussion. And I’ve decided I won’t be trading in Gregor Kligane – he might be tough as rocks but I reckon he’s suffering a little burn out.

    Moustachio · 14/05/2019 at 07:44

    Took a chance and stuck the VC on Khaleesi, came through for me with the double ton. She was just everywhere.

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 11:51

    Dracarus had a hot game, was really burning up the track..and all the spectators lol

    AuroraBorealis?! · 14/05/2019 at 13:43

    Brought Jamie Lannister in this week, was really hoping he'd score well against Euron Greyjoy. He managed to get the win but still didnt crack the ton, looks like he got an LTI towards the end of the game as well

    Jack · 14/05/2019 at 16:23

    I don’t know about this khaleesi.. I recon she could be a a bit of a burn-man

      Ned_Starkers · 14/05/2019 at 18:00

      Agreed Jack, I’m thinking she might get a needle next week…

        RobDogs · 14/05/2019 at 23:37

        I have a team full of no name girls, but pretty sure we'll be there at the pointy end.

          Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:08

          A girl always finds a way to survive

    Lekdog · 16/05/2019 at 09:03

    Caleb Daniel better do something exciting next week, I've brought him in to round out the season

    Eagling · 16/05/2019 at 16:46

    I'm just glad to have my Perma-Captain Sansa Stark back from the bye this week. Might have to deal with a Drogon tag but she's already handled years of those from Baratheon, Bolton and Baelish.

Derek · 13/05/2019 at 23:59

Any Norf fans know about Curtis Taylor’s JS?

Played 1 game. Only $117k and has DPP

I’ve heard he goes alright

    Moustachio · 14/05/2019 at 07:44

    I heard he scored 31 SC from 8 touches…

    NoLanguage96 · 14/05/2019 at 08:41

    I'd wait and see with him, could be a similar story to Scott. Plays a couple and then gets dropped

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 16:19

    Likely to be dropped this week Derek according to afl.com.au

    Hazey · 14/05/2019 at 20:04

    If he gets into the Brag Scott Fan Boyz lineup he won't miss until the day he retires. Once you're in, you could have one leg, kick 12 pts straight, abduct a koala and good still get a game!

      MarsupialsRule · 15/05/2019 at 11:30

      Nah he'd miss for abducting a koala Hazey,
      coz I'd break his legs for being a poacher

Jeffrey · 14/05/2019 at 00:01

Thoughts on trading goldy to Grundy and Walsh to macrae after a double downgrade last week?

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 00:41

    I'll just say…yes Jeffrey, do it.

    Maal · 14/05/2019 at 00:49

    If you need another opinion…then, do it<img src="https://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/rzN/bg_FFFFFF/txt_dddddd/border_ffffff/flags_0/&quot; width="1"/>

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 09:58

    Goldy does have Swans (Sinclair), Dogs (English) and Tigers (?) over the next 3 weeks, that is some pretty good match ups.

    Goldy has r14 bye, Grundy has r13, make a nice handover round 14.

      Derek · 14/05/2019 at 10:13

      although Grundy does have Saints, swans and Fremantle. Gosh he might go very large.

    silversovereign · 14/05/2019 at 18:09

    Yes please

    Critique · 15/05/2019 at 11:31

    The only thing you could do to improve that trade is crack a beer and get a pizza

Derek · 14/05/2019 at 00:09

15th June 2009 isn’t far away.

This year will be the 10th anniversary of Zac Dawson scoring is one and only SuperCoach tonne.

105 beautiful points against the Tigers.

If Zac can do it, so can Noah Balta.

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 00:46

    It's a shame he left to Freo with Ross before someone in Melbourne could hold him accountable for his part in losing our 3 grand final chances in 2009 / 2010…lol, he wouldn't have lasted long there unless he got his useless ass out of the firing line.
    Heard he's now selling commercial real estate, hope his next sale is infested with Termites….lol

    Patch · 16/05/2019 at 22:25

    God you're inspiration Derek

    JayM · 20/05/2019 at 12:27

    How dare you compare a SP like Balta with that trash Dawspud!

Rocksta_ · 14/05/2019 at 06:23

Surely Sloane is a good trade in option at $522K yea? He’s averaging 110, which I noticed is the same as his last non injury affected season in 2017. He also averaged 109 in 2016, again in a non injury affected season. I reckon getting a proven 110 averaging mid for $522K is a bargain.

    Moustachio · 14/05/2019 at 07:46

    Good plan as long as you have or are saving room for the ultra scorers.

    Rick Grimes · 14/05/2019 at 08:06

    Does he get tagged and stink it up? Always the concern with that man.

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 09:22

    He has been playing a fair bit in the forward line and not getting as much of the ball as you would think. But playing forward probably means he gets less attention, especially as there are two Crouches to worry about.

    He had a huge last quarter and you could see he was trying to be the one to lead the team. He is a tough bugger and doesn’t miss too many games

    I think 110 is where he is at. Nothing wrong with that, especially as you are buying him to average about 100.

    I think Rocky is better value for $40k less if you want a bargain premium, otherwise go the Uber

    Cpt Pugwash · 14/05/2019 at 23:29

    He’s got a few tags coming his way. Hold all bets.

      Maverick_ · 15/05/2019 at 08:47

      Mentioned last night in a post rocksta Sloane has de boer & hutchings coming before his bye. Sloane scored a 78 v St Kilda 2 weeks ago was possibly tagged by Steele? Still very cheap though

Rick Grimes · 14/05/2019 at 08:20

Josh Dunkley. Back to back 130s. Rolling through the guts. Averaged similar back end of 2018 when given opportunities. $500k. I'll have me some of that.

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 09:23

    Has he taken Libba’s Points?

      Rick Grimes · 14/05/2019 at 09:51

      I think so. Surely he keeps the role. They are better with him in there.

        Derek · 14/05/2019 at 10:16

        we’ll see what he is made of this week down at the Cattery

    YourMum · 15/05/2019 at 11:38

    Put him back he's not for you.
    You have to get another tiger before you're allowed anymore good players.

Binga · 14/05/2019 at 08:38

Thoughts on Seb Ross?

    Richard · 14/05/2019 at 09:52

    He'll average about 100 but you really want more than that.

Jess · 14/05/2019 at 09:06

Drew to stocker and walsh to j kelly


Walsh to stocker and scrim to sicily


    Cpt Pugwash · 14/05/2019 at 23:32

    I’d hold both Drew and Walsh. Rookie JS through byes is uber important.

      RobDogs · 14/05/2019 at 23:42

      Drew has first bye, hold til then, especially with Wines out. Showdown was a wet ball slugfest, Drew will appreciate more from here. Bye structure has to be your focus.

KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 09:07

Would love some advise in what to do with my team this week guys πŸ™‚ currently I have 22 trades and $192k. 

DEF: Sicily, Williams, Smith, Moore, Answerth, Hore 
(Burgess, Lockhart) 

MID: Macrae, Cripps, Cogs, Sloane, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Walsh, Duursma 
(Hayes, Scott, Gibbons) 

RUC: Gawn, Goldy (O'Brien) 

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Kelly, Boak, Drew, Petruccelle (Balta, Bines)

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 09:37

    You should be looking at another premium defender, Laird best value.

    Whitfield in 3 weeks when he bottoms out.

    Do you want to keep Walsh, or is he ok to go?

      KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 10:36

      I'm looking at both Lloyd and Whitfield when they've hot there cheapest price so probably won't get a defender this week. Thinking either Duursma to Hatley (if he's named) and Petruccule to Marshall/Dunkley or Walsh to Dunkley.

    Cpt Pugwash · 15/05/2019 at 00:07

    Look to improve your M/F DPP links.

    Here’s how and you can upgrade your points and still pocket $.

    Upgrade Goldy to Grundy. Trade Moore to Larky via Duursma DPP move to DEF > Drew DPP move to MID.

    Pocket the $200K change. Ready to go again.

    Note: Larky scores same as Moore and JS very good and bye in Rnd 14.

      KSinny · 15/05/2019 at 07:54

      Cheers mate, not sure why I said I have Goldy 🀣 I've had Grundy from the start.

        Cpt Pugwash · 15/05/2019 at 08:16

        Your sorted then.

        Recommend a mock work through of your DPP’s for each round to ID your issues and the plan for them. Rank rises will be huge this year with lack of rookies coming through.

        Think a lot of people are going to trade for cash and find their downgrade option a bit skinny and getting dropped during byes.

          KSinny · 15/05/2019 at 09:03

          So u reckon just Moore to larky so I can get dpp in all positions? Gives me $394k to upgrade and 21 trades left.

Mattyboy · 14/05/2019 at 09:10

After the communities thoughts on a couple trades. My team stands as

Laird, T.Stewart, Williams, Rich, B.Smith, Dursma (Clark, Burgess)
Neal, Cripps, Fyfe, Oliver, Rockliff, Walsh, Libba, Counstrable (Answerth, Setterfield, Scott)
Grundy, Gawn (b.williams)
T.Kelly, Dangerfield, Billings, D.Moore, Drew, Baker (balta, petruccelle)

I've got 51k in the bank and 22trades left

I've been thinking libba to hately if he plays and dursma to Sloan via DPP leaves me 137k. Then next week drew to boak through another downgrade (hopefully something comes up!)
Any better options out there?

    Cpt Pugwash · 15/05/2019 at 00:15

    Forget Sloan (tags are coming) and go Merrett if you can.

TelescopicCox · 14/05/2019 at 09:31

Liking the look of Dunkley while he is still at a relatively low price.

Early move is Walsh & Petruccelle > Dunkley & Stocker, although this leaves me with 2 mid rookies on field

    Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 09:56

    I’d be looking elsewhere if it still leaves 2 mid rookies on field, who would they be out of interest?

      TelescopicCox · 14/05/2019 at 10:37

      It would most likely be Lockhart and one of Hayes/Stocker/Setterfield, so I'm looking at around 130 combined points at best

      Other option is to go Walsh & Petch > J.Kelly & Stocker/Hately (whoever is named)

        Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 10:50

        I know he’s probably going to drop a bit of coin, but if your still fielding rookies I’d be trying to hold Walsh, he could easily put on another run of decent 100 scores. Whereas you know your not going to get that out of the others, so no other way of getting to dunkley? Petch down to stocker, ???? Up to dunkley (dunkley is the cheapest decent chance of a top 6 player in any position this week for me).
        Otherwise if it’s gotta be then it’s gotta be, just play the 2 rooks for another week or two…

        Jess · 14/05/2019 at 18:18

        Who isnt 'still fielding rookies'?

        Can anyone post a good team without rookies please.

        2 on field in mids should be the norm

          redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 18:33

          I’ve got 3, 3 and 1 on field. Counting Moore in defence and Walsh in Mids as rookies.

          Anyone not fielding rookies must have a hell of a lot of mid priced players.

          Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 19:14

          I’m only fielding O’Brien this week if buddy (who I’ve benched the last 3) and Whitfield gets up, but I’ve got plenty of midpricers to eventually upgrade over the byes, Moore, libba, brouch and brayshaw (and maybe Brodie smith I guess), thought I’d give midpriced madness a run!

    Cpt Pugwash · 15/05/2019 at 00:17

    Stocker bad JS. Zero points during byes. Keep Walsh.

      Brendan · 15/05/2019 at 11:43

      I disagree Pugwash. Stocker has great JS

        Swans2012 · 15/05/2019 at 11:54

        Yeah I reckon he gets games, highly rated

Gibbs · 14/05/2019 at 09:40

Looking at 4 midfielders all around similar price, who Should I trade in out of J Kelly, Trelore, JPK and Z Merret? All present reasonable value around 570-590 k and averaging low 110s. Which is the best option? Leaning towards Kelly for his high ceiling

Rivo · 14/05/2019 at 09:43

Time for Libba to go. Have the Uber premos in Neale, Cripps, FYFE & Macrae. So a couple of options so far…

1. Libba & Parker to Oliver & Ham or
2. Libba & Ross to Sloane & Hatley?

    Rivo · 14/05/2019 at 18:02

    Anyone out there have thoughts on this? Both rooms have shaky JS.

      Rivo · 14/05/2019 at 18:03

      *rooks πŸ™„

      KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 18:05

      If Hatley's named I'd probably go 2

        Rivo · 14/05/2019 at 18:14

        Thanks, wish I could go Hatley & Oliver but Sloane looks a solid pick for top 10 mids still.

iLoveNMFC · 14/05/2019 at 10:34

Walsh up to Hurn, Dunkley or J Kelly/Z Merrett?

    Patch · 16/05/2019 at 22:26

    I reckon you go the mid premo, mate. Kelly for mine

DavidC · 14/05/2019 at 10:39

So Shai Bolton gets in the AFL team of the week but doesn't get the rising star nomination, seems a bit inconsistent.

Sana · 14/05/2019 at 10:48

I'm on Rowan Marshall this week. The bloke is spewing out SC points everywhere… 108 avg if you take out the so-called 'gastro' game. Why take a Dunkley or Daniel for 60-70k more when Bevo could shuffle them to less lucrative positions at any point?

    Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 11:48

    I’ve had him since the bubble, Seems like he’ll average 95+ from here, bit of a worry bringing him in before the grundy game but long term he’ll be fine I think…. remember the gastro game might really have just been the “gawn” game

    Rick Grimes · 14/05/2019 at 12:21

    That's a fair point. But he's got some tougher ruck opponents coming up. I don't feel like he's a guy who is suddenly going to be $600k+. So I can pick him up around $500k when/if it suits. Has been super solid mind you.

      Sana · 14/05/2019 at 13:22

      I was thinking along similar lines, but have watched him over a few weeks: 119 vs McEvoy, 108 vs Mumford is not to be sniffed at. Think I'll take him with a BE of 57 even if it is vs Grundy

    Twilightingale · 14/05/2019 at 12:58

    His only poor score against Gawn and plays Grundy this week. I would wait a week

      Sana · 14/05/2019 at 13:19

      Apparently half the Saints had gastro at this time including Marashall… I admit I don't know the full story around this, but per above he's scored well against established rucks

        Holty01 · 14/05/2019 at 16:54

        Hi Sana. Are you certain he had gastro in this game? I thought he missed the following week due to gastro?

          Sana · 16/05/2019 at 10:14

          Hi Holty. No, I'm not certain. It's my only concern around this move, that he may have in fact just been trounced by Gawn. But he was definitely out the following week, so whether he was already struggling when up against gawn is the big question…

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 14:56

    Hey Neil, I read Preuss could be in this week to back Gawny up…have you heard any inside info?

    Sana · 14/05/2019 at 15:55

    Me too Neil!

Daniel · 14/05/2019 at 11:15

Not sure which option to go. Got 23 trades and 374k left.
Do I go Walsh and Drew to Macrae and T. Kelly or do I go Walsh and Atkins to Macrae and Stocker?

Any thoughts would be great.

    KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 11:28

    First option for sure

Streaker · 14/05/2019 at 11:47

This is why I double down graded lat week to let me upgrade from Scrimshaw to Fyfe with $56k left over. The only rookie worth looking at is Hately and his js is cloudy.

    DavidC · 14/05/2019 at 12:42

    Yeh, I made sure I had enough cash to do an upgrade this week. There doesn't look to be any rooks for next week either, hopefully a few debut's this week. I will probably get Hately if he is named, seems to be a high scorer.

      Pistolas de Espana · 14/05/2019 at 14:00

      RCD will get a game for the Tiges IMO. But his JS will directly match Cotch's return.

Derek · 14/05/2019 at 11:54


Forget about Melbourne's thrilling win last week, or Liverpool and Spurs come from behind victory's in the champions league. JR Survivor had all the thrills and spills that we have expecting would happen.

Division 2 had 1 point separating the 3 bottom teams. Rick Grimes, a great community member was unlucky to score 2136 and be the lowest scorer (he would have survived in any of the other groups), he was only 1 point behind Guys Being Doedees & Ya hate to see it, who both scored 2137. Ya hate to see it survives this week because of his better overall ranking (2166 to 12262).

The surviving teams are now in the TOP 10 of their division, we have the 3 weeks leading to the byes to reduce it down to the top 4, who will go onto the Champion of champions division to be run after the byes.

As per the rules of the competition, the two lowest weekly scores from each division are eliminated each week, unless you have immunity.

This weeks Eliminated teams are:

Div 1 – Bennell 4 Brownlow & Carlton Crew

Div 2 – Rick Grimes & Guys Being Doedees

Div 3 – Pu$$y Patrol & The Fishermen

Div 4 – The Martini Police & Toni's Legends

Div 5 – trashcans & Wonky for Ronke

No one needed to use their Immunity necklace this week

I have removed the above teams from the game.

This weeks top scorers all have immunity this week, getting to the pointy end, this will be very important.

Div 1 – Mumford_and_slugs (2207)
Div 2 – Tydesy22 (2251)
Div 3 – Stompers (2331)
Div 4 – demons delight (2358)
Div 5 – Holt (2305)

Good luck everyone

    hedski · 14/05/2019 at 13:40

    My lowest score for the year was always going to see me punted this week.
    Thanks for running this Derek, great concept.

      Derek · 14/05/2019 at 13:44

      No room for mistakes or low scores now.

      Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 15:03

      Well done to get this far mate, you had a good run.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/05/2019 at 15:32

      Cmon hed.
      Lift! 🀣

        hedski · 14/05/2019 at 16:53

        I feel like the Hoff Trig.

          Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 17:28

          Hopefully the big fuzzface gets his shit together this week hed…Howard to go fwd and maybe Gray back too could change things up a bit.

            Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 18:33

            I just don't want him to stay a whiny stay at home fwd Neil, he needs to roam.

    TelescopicCox · 14/05/2019 at 16:12

    Dang that was close. I'm Guys Being Doedees.

    I had a good run. Great work on the comp Derek

    Holty01 · 14/05/2019 at 21:27

    Appreciate all the time you put into this Derek. Great job

    TommyC99 · 15/05/2019 at 17:59

    Still don't know how im still alive in div 2. Had a pretty mediocre season to date. Gonna need to start pulling my finger out me thinks!

Steve · 14/05/2019 at 11:56

Hey community, what recommendations would you make for trades this week?

Currently i have 26 trades remaining and 2k in the bank.

DEF: Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Hore, Duursma, Clark (Answerth, Burgess)

MID: Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Treloar, Oliver, Crouch, Constable, Stack ( Scott, Atkins, Butters)

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (O'Brien)

FWD: Danger, Kelly, Dunkley, Heeney, Miers, Drew (Setters, Parker)

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 13:59

    None Steve potentially grab stocker make some cash but there’s is no rookies that are locks this week wait for sides

DavidC · 14/05/2019 at 12:37

Shaun Grigg just retired.

    Steeeve · 14/05/2019 at 15:21

    Off my watch list now

    gator59 · 14/05/2019 at 19:21

    Maybe other clubs could coax him out of retirement… It's not all that often you'd be recruiting a premiership ruckman

Stacky23 · 14/05/2019 at 12:43

Wals/Libba to Hately and Parker to Jake LLoyd
or atkins to Stocker and Drew to Stewart
or atkins to stocker and constable to dunkley
Or atkisn to stocker and walsh/libba to any premo other than neale
Hurn,Crisp,William,Hore,Duursma,Clark (Answert,Burgess)
Cripps,Macrae,Yeo,Crouch,Coniglio,Walsh,Libba,Constable (Stack,Hayes,Atkins)
Grundy, Gawn (O'Brien)
Kelly,Dangerfield,Heeney,Daniel,Drew,Setterfield (Parker,Balta)

    Redd · 14/05/2019 at 17:07

    4th option i reckon!

Ricky · 14/05/2019 at 13:07

Thoughts on Daniel rich as a pod guys?

    Ja191 · 14/05/2019 at 16:21


    Patch · 16/05/2019 at 23:03

    I'm going to justify not suggsesting him because he has a gnarly bye but I'm struggle to argue against selecting him.

    The Ranger · 17/05/2019 at 07:09

    My thoughts on Daniel Rich go something like this….

    Aaaaaarggghhhh….it's Daniel Rich……run away!!!!

Derek · 14/05/2019 at 14:01

Hey Shake. Do you like any of my trade offers in Draft?

    TOPHAWK1 · 14/05/2019 at 19:13

    Assessing your offer of Yeo for Laird in draft mate. Just need to check my structures to see if this is a viable switch for the Tophawks side. Made an offer to Superchumps. That outcome will enable me to make a decision on your offer. Cheers Derek. TH

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 21:35

      Sorry Hawk, looks like you've withdrawn the offer, I don't check there much.

    Shake_n_bake · 16/05/2019 at 21:20

    Haven’t really looked on here or sc last few days Derek been interstate. I will look tomorrow morning.

Derek · 14/05/2019 at 14:12

Would Logue be in Fremantle’s best 22?

Has played a couple of games in the seconds and might get a game this week. Couple be a downgrade option to go early on if he has good JS

G.C. · 14/05/2019 at 15:29

Getting really into the meat of the season now, and it's time to go premo shopping.

21 Trades, $285,900 Cash

DEF: Hurn, Williams, Crisp, Hore, Duursma, Lockhart (Scrimshaw, Answerth)
MID: Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Oliver, Macrae, M. Crouch, Walsh, Constable (Gibbons, Aktins, Hayes)
RUC: Grundy, Goldstein (O'Brien)
FWD: Danger, Kelly, Worpel, Moore, Drew, Parker (Corbett, Bines)

Thinking about getting rid of Parker to Daniel. I'd love to grab Boak before the byes, but with his BE I'll wait a week at least. I need more help in Defense too, but my Round 13 bye already needs boosting, so I'm hesitant about bringing in Lloyd.

Cheers everyone

    Redd · 14/05/2019 at 17:06

    Like the Daniel trade! A suitable downgrade for scrimshaw would be my next move although i see you have answerth and lockhart already… keilty joyce and rotham on the bubble not sure if any of them have a chance of playing though.

      Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 00:03

      Keilty will be out for Preuss this week, Joyce isn't first choyce πŸ˜‰ Rotham…can't get a gig…unlucky.

    NoLanguage96 · 15/05/2019 at 00:00

    Maybe grab a Sicily or a Laird

PizzaSafety · 14/05/2019 at 16:17

Who should come in first: Noah Balta or Daniel Rich?

    Lekdog · 16/05/2019 at 09:03

    Noah before he goes on a Balta…

Redd · 14/05/2019 at 17:01

Walsh gone for eitha fyfe mcrae or sloan im leaning towards fyfe?? Isaac Heeney is killing me this year want to rage trade him to Tim Kelly but probably not the smartest idea?? Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:21

    Mcrae is dead cheap right now, great time to get him in! Also Fyfe is life would be targeting them both

Daz · 14/05/2019 at 17:29

Thanks NDD, byes are pretty balanced, trading based on them rd 12- 5 (if i macrae this wk) rd 13- 7 (including heeny) rd 14- 3 (not including likes of z.williams, b.smith and b crouch who am likely to punt. Would love to go hard on rd 13 players, so many temptations but i know byes are key, few years ago I went from like 3000th-ish to the top 100. Really wanna hold drew and durssma this week too as easy opp might result in a few more weeks life.

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 18:22

    byes can be tricky and i've seen many good players rocket up during them.

    Last year i did the exact opposite, but at least i know where i went wrong and am on the way to fix it this year.

    Bye rounds is when you can get 'free hits' with your players on field. forget about looping rookies, you can have 22 on field but only the BEST 18 score. Round 14 is the easiest round to do this.

    feels like i will have a weak round 13, so i'm looking at a few of my rookies who are playing round 13 who have good JS and score ok. IE Duursma, Scrimshaw, Drew, ROB, hayes, and holding them to round 13, looking at trading out the non-round 13 rookies first IE Constable, Atkins, Lockhart, Hore, Moore, Answerth

      Derek · 14/05/2019 at 19:38

      i would usually be looking at trading out Scrimshaw, Drew, hayes and Duursma before they have their bye in round 12. just common sense.

      however my round 12 is looking fine, might even field 21.

      the rookies who have the round 13 bye, like Constable, Atkins, Lockhart, Hore, Moore, Answerth, i would be looking at trading them out sooner than the round 12 bye rookies, cause i need warm bodies in round 13.

      this might just be my problem and everyone else has the byes all sorted

sam · 14/05/2019 at 18:12

trades 1- drew to corbett and petrucelle to gunston (means i can get lloyd in next week (BE of 149))
trade 2- drew to corbett and duursma to stewart ( means i can get walters next week (BE of 129 and) but not lloyd next week)

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:20

    Wouldn’t be jumping on Corbett after his initial price rise! Like the Stewart pick though, will be targeting him myself

    redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 19:50

    Do you have any decent option to bring Stocker in?

    Lazza · 14/05/2019 at 20:15

    A week late on Corbett… but he only went up $34k so still at Top 10 rookie price

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 21:59

    I'd prefer Larkey over Corbett, Corbett's consistent but Larkey has the higher ceiling, are Gunston and Walters top 6 forwards?…not sure this year.
    Have you considered Marshall?…Stewart's a solid pick I reckon.

redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 18:40

Is it too early to start talking how many weeks/trades to get to full premium?

I need 7 upgrades to get to full premium and probably 12 trades if I shop wisely. Hopefully I’ll get there at the end of the byes and have 8 or 9 trades left.

Where is everyone else at?

    Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 19:22

    I reckon I’ll have 7 left by the time I dick around upgrading midpricers, this will hopefully include being able to keep Moore as a swinging d7/f7 with burgess, unless I need to chop him for the cash. This’ll be after the byes I guess, no rookies on field either next week or the week after hopefully, then midpricers fixed by end of byes.

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:26

    Are you counting the likes of Brodie smith and Williams as keepers or thOes players doing alright but perhaps not quite enough?

      Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:29

      1. Smith
      2. Moore
      3. Duursma
      4. Wilkie
      5. Stack
      6. Walsh
      7. Drew
      They are all my playing rookies needing to go perhaps heeney and Williams aswell will probably need the same amount of trades as you mentioned

      Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 19:33

      Im working on one of smith and Williams ending up d6 for me, maybe I’ll keep both at d6/7 and punt Moore. I’ll see what happens in the byes, that’s when I’ll upgrade them if needed….on second thought surely Williams averaging 96 is a keeper at the moment! Even smiths 91 would be decent for a defender most years but I can’t see him keeping it up….

      redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 19:40

      Pretty sure Smith and Williams will have to stay in my team as “premiums”. My other 20 players will be true premiums, as long as Heeney and Dunkley keep that tag.

        Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 19:43

        Smith and Williams are certainly at the tail end of the upgrades! I can see them staying in my team too, It becomes do you upgrade them or keep that extra injury trade…..

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 19:29

    its the time to be counting your coins and loose change and finding out if you can afford to get to full premium or do you need a couple of 'value premiums' (you know the ones that you pretend are premiums – like Rocky at the end of last year)

    need to get the calculator out soon and work out how much cash generation is still left in your non-keepers. Work out what you can cash them in for (assuming there are rookies to go down to) and divide all that into how many premium upgrades you still need. This will give you an Average buy price for your premiums. If you don't like the look of it, you still need to be concentrating on making coin rather than spending it.

    Holty01 · 14/05/2019 at 21:29

    Ideally by rd15 I’d love to be full premo. Earlier if possible. 8 trades left

    Rocksta_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:15

    After this weeks trades I’ll have 5 upgrades still to make to get to full Premo, and should have 8 trades left at full premo (Baring LTI required trades- hope not). Note though I am counting Williams and Smith as Defensive Locks. Will look to upgrade Smith as a luxury trade late in the season.

Sj34 · 14/05/2019 at 18:46

What’s everyone’s thoughts on worpel? Jaeger? Toby Greene?

With 300k in bank, I Have the option to get in josh Kelly and Fyfe by moving one of them with my plan to offload Whitfield as a way off cash generation as there are no Rookies worth getting this week.

Perhaps Kelly and hurn is another option?

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:19

    All 3 mentioned won’t be top players in their fields and don’t trust old mate Greene at all, I’ve brought kelly in this week hurn is an absolute lock aswell though

    dontblushbaby · 14/05/2019 at 19:19

    Hopefully Whitfield will be back this week , besides if he was out for another week I am still holding

Duckz · 14/05/2019 at 18:51

Hey community!

Need some advice on what to do this week (if required)

23 trades, $100,600 in the bank, 682 overall rank

DEF: Laird, Williams, Smith, Moore, Hore, Duursma (clark, Answerth)
MID: Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Macrae, Crouch, Cogs, Walsh, Stack ( Gibbons, Hayes, Scott )
FWD: Mundy, Kelly, Dangerfield, Heeney, Rozee, Drew ( Parker, Setterfield )

Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

    Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:18

    Could look to flick Walsh duckz, my toss up now is bye planning
    I’ll probably look to upgrade Walsh and stack then, there isn’t many good rookies to go down to,
    Sloane is great value right now so a straight swap from Walsh to Sloane could be an option, I’d probably be holding this week though mate, see what rookies next week brings

    redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 19:19

    Great rank.

    I’d want to get rid of Parker asap. If you get a premium in the forwards you might as well get rid of Rozee as well, otherwise Drew sits on the bench.

    I don’t think you can do it, but Rozee and Parker to Stocker and Boak/dunkley via dpp’s would be good.

    Maybe Hurn and Larkey for Duursma and Parker/Rozee, if money permits. Larkey could be the best downgrade this week, but not ideal. You’d have to hope Larkey scores ok.

    I’ve now confused myself, but maybe it gives you something to have a look at.

Jeff · 14/05/2019 at 19:09

Lachie Weller as a POD in DEF?

    Swans2012 · 14/05/2019 at 19:44

    Next year for me Jeff….

      Lekdog · 16/05/2019 at 09:04

      Agreed, observe and report

Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:13

Community I need to pounce on josh kelly this week I’ve decided, Walsh or Steele is gonna get the chop (not sure why I started Steele) anyhow I’m sitting just outside the top 1k
1. Steele straight swap to josh kelly
2. Walsh to kelly Atkins to stocker just short on cash for a straight swap or any other rookie???

    Derek · 14/05/2019 at 19:20

    i think Rowbottom will get a game this week and they might give him a few

      Sam_01 · 14/05/2019 at 19:24

      Yeah but gee that bloke is a spud at afl level
      46 and a 32
      I guess Walsh and Steele will both leave my side at some point, who should I flick first given the rookie situation

GloryDays94 · 14/05/2019 at 20:28

Still have absolutely no clue what to do this week:
Advice is welcome!

21 trades, 392k in bank
Ross injured makes things hard…

Laird, Hurn, Williams, Smith, Hore, Duursma (Answerth, Burgess)

MacRae, Cripps, Fyfe, Crouch, Steele, Walsh, Gibbons (Ross, Hayes, Scott)

Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)

Danger, Kelly, Heeney, Moore, Drew, Setterfield (Parker, Corbett)

    KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 20:38

    Maybe Trade Gibbons to a defender premo using Duursma dpp? Or just straight up to a Midfield premo.

      GloryDays94 · 14/05/2019 at 20:41

      Really want to double up if I can

        KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 20:54

        If u went Walsh up to Oliver that would leave u with 262k or Sloane 309k. Then u could do Duursma to any defender u want or again go Gibbons to the backline by swapping Duursma and get almost any defender.

        redherringfc · 14/05/2019 at 21:21

        Pretty sure Steele and Drew gets you to Oliver and Boak.

        Might even be able to hang on to Drew for another week and dump Parker.

Dash · 14/05/2019 at 20:29

360K. Looking at your best two trade ideas this week. Thanks in advance.
Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, D Moore, Duursma, Collins, (Clark, Answerth)
Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Libba, Walsh, Setterfield, Hayes, (Atkins, Scott, Gibbons)
Gawn, Grundy, (Bines)
Danger, Heeney, Boak, Drew, Balta, Parker (Burgess, Corbett)

Joel · 14/05/2019 at 20:57

is brayshaw to rocky a good trade only need to spend 11k?
very good draw coming up for port adelaide and wines out for a month.

    KSinny · 14/05/2019 at 21:17

    Go for it

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 00:28

    Rocky is still outstanding value.

    Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 00:35

    Could you afford to go Brayshaw to Dunkley?…could be swapped back to fwd later.
    Dunk is only going up in price if he continues playing his current role.

Maverick_ · 14/05/2019 at 21:43

Damo Your boy sloane has a run in with hutchings & de boer pre bye..
that is a huge "X" for me. could potentially pick him up for 500k post bye if he's still unable to shake a tag?
but his price with an avg of 110 is certainly tempting for a POD for some.
I do need to upgrade brayshaw but i think kelly will get the nod

    Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:01

    Does Sloaney cop the auto-tag though Mav with 2 Crouches and Eliis Yoelman all going ok too?

      Maverick_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:12

      sloane's very damaging can hurt any team on any given day but it's proven he cant play through a tag if I was GWS and WCE i'd be looking to close him out early? I see sloane had a 78 V st kilda could that have been a tag from steele or just a down day?
      His serious value atm I'm not saying don't get him just wanted to make people aware of de boer and hutchings in the next month πŸ™‚

        Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:22

        True dat, something to think about for sure, he could end up at 450 in a few weeks if he does gets worn like a cheap suit.
        I'd say Steele went to him for sure when he got his 78.

    Tiger · 14/05/2019 at 23:20

    Both those games against them are at home in Adelaide where he scores well. He’s been playing well whilst the teams being struggling. I believe worth the price as most likely a top 10 defender.

      Tiger · 14/05/2019 at 23:32

      oops Midfielder

Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:08

Worth keeping Ross as a perma-loophole in the mids or better to move him on to Stocker?

    Maverick_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:17

    as a captain or midfield bench loop russty?
    I looked into his next 5-6 weeks looks to have a few friday/thursday night matches coming up which basically makes looping bench players scores impossible mate. Look to make the cash i reckon

      Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 22:20

      Either or Mav but I have Bines and Burgess still so thanks for that info…probably go Stocker then, thanks again bud.

josh · 14/05/2019 at 22:10

Thoughts on Mitch Duncan as an ultra pod?

    Swoopsta · 14/05/2019 at 22:25

    I'm thinking of doing the same. Ultra consistent and reliable, and flies under the radar on that Geelong team.
    Only concern is too many geelong players in the team with Danger, Kelly & Sewart. If Geelong have bad game then risk 4 players being unders; HOWEVER geelong are flying atm.
    I reckon it's a good safe POD.

Swoopsta · 14/05/2019 at 22:20

Have Gawn & Grundy and ROB on bench.
Is it too late to bring in Z.Clarke as ruck cover since i will be cashing in ROB after his Bye?
or is it waste of money since Gawndy are reliable??

    Browncow · 14/05/2019 at 23:17

    Prob not worth it unless Bellchambers went down Swoopsta. I think he only played last week with TBC under an injury cloud and Daniher out. Draper might even have played if he didn’t do his knee. If one of the forward/rucks has a bad game later you might be able to bring them in at F7 to swap with Bines etc at R3. Also keep an eye out for the young Port ruckmen Frampton and Ladhams in the next few weeks while ROB maxes out.

Russty_ · 14/05/2019 at 23:48

A lot of Coaches are trading out Atkins this week, I reckon he's a keeper until the end of the season.
Played all 8 rounds and whilst not a spectacular scorer, could provide valuable back up at the pointy end.
They said he had a hammy but it was a corked hip, he's a tough unit so might play this week. He's a test.
Also, Parker, as erratic as his scoring is, he's played all 8 rounds as well, Coach must see something in him, besides his impressive body-art.
Balta's only missed the one game also, tall, raw 19 year old kid, but has plenty of fitness, heart and speed…reckon he'll be a beauty for the Tigers in the future.
Their injury list is allowing these kids like Balta, Baker, Stack, and Ross to get valuable gametime..not Ross for awhile though.
It'd be nice if the Saints had any idea how to recruit good young players with potential.

    TBone_9 · 15/05/2019 at 00:48

    Yeah I think you might be right about Atkins Russty. Although if I start to run out of cash he may have to be culled at some point. I really like the look of Balta, and although he hasn’t been outstanding he shows a lot of promise. He’s more likely to be one I feel I keep warming the bench for the rest of the year

      Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 00:57

      Cheers TBone, I'm just thinking about conserving trades where possible, the most important trades you make are in the last 3-4 weeks in the finals, but you need to have trades left first.
      I mostly play for Leagues, but obviously always want to rank well too, but last year I had 3 injuries in the Grand final round and had no trades to help me get over the line.
      Tried to hold onto trades as long as I could but we all know last year was a big ole cluster fk at the end.

        COREYSC · 15/05/2019 at 09:38

        I have 26 trades left is a downgrade Atkins to Stocker then Upgrade Parker to Daniel appropriate?

NoLanguage96 · 15/05/2019 at 00:02

Is Stocker worth the trade in? Thinking of sitting on trades this week but if he is in their 22 might be worth going Atkins > Stocker and pocketing the $$$

    Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 00:08

    Stocker's a high draft pick so he should get a good chance to play, did well last week I thought, just got unlucky with some frees against, did some good things but made a few errors as well, to be expected from a young-un. He has a solid body though..good for the durability factor.
    Atkins had a hip corky and could play this week… Is listed as a test. I'm viewing Atkins as a season keeper.
    I'd say it depends on how many trades you have left…if you're short on Moolah and have 20+ trades it might be a move to make.

Browncow · 15/05/2019 at 00:06

I’m with you Russty – he came back on for a while which was a good sign. Nice to have someone keeping your bench warm on each line. Have been thinking the same about Duursma but worth a bit more and know I will get greedy at some stage.

Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 00:28

Just wondering if Clarry Oliver cops the automatic Hutchings tag after last week and how has he handled tags in the past?…cheers.

    Rocksta_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:05

    I’d say definitely Russty. He has been known to struggle with a Tag at times

      Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:22

      It's tough mate cause I'd love to use Oliver or Gawn as VC but Preuss is playing this week and Oliver to get tagged, might have to re-think it.

        Rocksta_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:27

        I love Clarry but probably wouldn’t go the VC option on him this week. You’d think he’s odds on to cop the Hutchings tag. I also can’t decide whom to VC out of Gawn and Grundy. I’ve gone Grundy for now but both have favourable match ups this week and could go huge.

          Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:31

          Gawn doesn't really have a great matchup as Hickey could come in to thwart him, maybe with Vardy too.
          Hickey was in great form before his injury…Grundy should smash Marshall though. If I had Grundy, I'd use him.
          Cheers mate.

            Rocksta_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:33

            Cheers for the heads up. Yea, Grundy should absolutely dominate the Ruck this week. If he plays anything like he did last week could go 150 plus.

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 08:18

    I remember he got tagged last year and he just went into the forward line. As you know, Melbourne’s forward line can be a tough place to score points

    He did make 15 tackles last week, his shoulders are fine

    Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 16:00

    That'd be nice mate!…but he'll probably go to Gaff or Yeo Yeo you reckon?

Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 01:07

No excuses for not watching on the Monday Hed…you knew it was gonna happen anyway :), it's the natural order of G.O.T.
People die, in this case, a lot of people haha

Brendo · 15/05/2019 at 03:52

Don’t know what to do…. $197,800 left and 22 trades

Def: Whitfield, Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Hore, Duursma (Answerth, Watson)

Mid: Neale ,Cripps, Fyfe, Bont, Macrae, Coniglio, Walsh, Stack (Gibbons, Scott, Hind)

Ruck: Gawn, O’Brien (Alabakis)

Forward: Danger, Heeney, Billings, Drew, Parker, Bolta (Setterfield, Cottrell)

    Rocksta_ · 15/05/2019 at 03:58

    You need to get a few of those forward rookies off the field. Not many downgrade Rookies available but perhaps trade Gibbons or Scott down to Stoker or Hately ( if he’s named), and upgrade Drew or Parker to Dunkley, Daniel or T Kelly.

RoyWetard · 15/05/2019 at 07:33

I'm in a position where I'm not going to win the 50k so I think I'll bring in Duncan (or the Yeo-Yeo) instead of Macrae or Oliver for fun. BTW David Mundy's averaged 118 after R2.

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 08:13

    I was clever and started with Mundy……. but was un-clever and traded him out after his 35 from 60% TOG in week 2.

    I think Blakely will be named this week which could hurt Mundy (and Walters).

      The Ranger · 15/05/2019 at 16:53

      I traded him after the 35 too. I can't watch Freo games now.
      You'd think I might have learnt my lesson after I traded out Menegola after two rounds last year but apparently not!

        Stacky23 · 15/05/2019 at 16:56

        same mistake here, i refuse to trade him back in, lucky the man i traded him for in Kelly is tearing it up

The unsullied · 15/05/2019 at 09:15

Need a round 14 bye premium mid, currently only have Cripps, would love to get Kelly but high risk. What do people think the top four premo mids with round 14 bye are.

    Sana · 15/05/2019 at 11:25

    Cripps, J Kelly, M Crouch, Cunnington. Sloane and Coniglio worth a look too

      Unsullied · 15/05/2019 at 12:46

      Thanks I think I will roll the dice with Kelly and hope.

COREYSC · 15/05/2019 at 09:40

Thoughts on Caleb Daniel a score of 77 last week only 16 touches did anyone watch the game has Suckling and Johannisen affected his score no doubt the Bulldogs love the have the ball in the hands of Suckling

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 11:01


    Suckling was playing as the main man in defence. Daniels was on be wing and JJ on the other

    Suckling did go forward for a while and JJ was taking most of the kicks.

    If been trying to sell him off in my draft

      COREYSC · 15/05/2019 at 12:04

      Ok so maybe bring in Mundy instead for Parker and then bring in Boak once his price drops for Drew

        Derek · 15/05/2019 at 14:11

        Barkley is very likely to play this week. He will be straight into the guts, Walters will be pushed to the forward line and Mundy back to his 60% TOG

          COREYSC · 15/05/2019 at 22:38

          Fark now I have no clue who to upgrade Parker to haha Boak I guess but maybe I should wait? May just have to go early and hope so pumps out a big score against Gold Coast

69;0 · 15/05/2019 at 09:51

Get Boak in this week or wait a few and get dunkley this week?

    Mick · 15/05/2019 at 11:38

    Option B

Jess · 15/05/2019 at 10:06

I'm looking ahead to who will be the top 8 mids.

In my team atm i have neale, cripps, fyfe, macrae,oliver and.m crouch

Who would people consider top 8?

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 10:52

    JKelly would be in the discussion

    Especially when you look at rounds 20, 21, 22 & 23 – our SC Finals. Swans, Hawks, Dogs & Suns.

    3 out of last 4 at home.

    Sana · 15/05/2019 at 11:39

    Hi Jess, I have exactly those 6 mids myself.. The list for the last 2 spots is lengthy at this point. My top choices at this point are: Bont, Merrett, Gaff and JKelly, not necessarily in that order. Sloane, JPK and even Treloar or Duncan could tempt me. Byes will play a part for sure. Decisions…

      FearTheBeard · 15/05/2019 at 12:14

      I have Cripps, Fyfe, Macrae (want Neale). Think Rocky is holding his spot Cogs is there and can't justify a trade.

      I would want to add Jkelly & Bont/Gaff/Sloane//Trealor as my finals.

    The Ranger · 15/05/2019 at 12:47

    I think most would agree on the first four but after that it's really hard to be certain Jess.
    I'm with Derek on J.Kelly being in there if he stays on the park and Oliver should be in that group if he's on form.
    After that there's a long list…Bont, Merrett, M.Crouch, Cogs, Gaff, Sloane, Treloar…any of Yeo, Pendles, Kennedy, Duncan could go on a run of form too. And Ben Cunnington is ticking along nicely after 8 rounds.
    I'd look at the fixture and pick accordingly.

    At the moment I have Neale, Cripps, Fyfe. Macrae, Treloar and Cogs and I'll be looking to add Kelly and the Bont if I can.

    JohnDJ59 · 15/05/2019 at 13:28

    The top eight players that I would like in my mids at year end would be, Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Bont/Macrae, Oliver, M.Crouch, J.Kelly/Cogs, T.Kelly. I put T.Kelly in there as a loop with the fwd line. I will also look at one of each of my doubled up players, since I don't like more than one player from a team. You are doing very well since you already have six.

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 14:09

    What do we do when Titch makes a surprise return round 20 to help the Hawks make the finals? πŸ˜‰

      KSinny · 15/05/2019 at 14:23

      Get him

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 14:31

    Andrew Gaff will be there about.

    No one has him because he missed the first couple of games, plus he is from the west and his name isn’t Fyfe.

    Averaging 107, including the game at the Catery were they were smashed.

    Has the round 13 bye, so I’ll keave him until then.

    Has the added advantage of having dog dog tapping it down to him for the second half of the season.

    I’m leaving a bit of room for him

      Jess · 15/05/2019 at 20:10

      Thanks. My obvious concern is that i need to upgrade elsewhere, and all the aforementioned mids i need (minus merrett) have a BE below 101. Will be paying overs for them all in a few weeks

        Jess · 15/05/2019 at 20:11

        And if kelly continues to score well against weak opponents, he will be unreachable. Makes me want to move heaven and earth to get kelly this week

FearTheBeard · 15/05/2019 at 11:23

Worth parting with O'Brien a week or 2 early to get Dunkley in (O'Brien wasn't on field) have Gawn & Grundy in rucks. I'm 600 bucks short of the trade for Dunkey with Duurrsma out. Unless I pass on stocker and go someone cheaper (125k-) in.

Other option is I just go double downgrade pass on Dunkley and bank.

    Swans2012 · 15/05/2019 at 11:50

    It’s probably not a bad plan dunkley and O’Brien both go up a similar amount this week you’d imagine, and gets more points on the field, is a shame about not being able to do the Duursma trade though, maybe have a look at the team lists and take a punt on a first gamer if there is one @sub 125k. Or (yuck) Brayden ham of your swings allow, essendon have some injuries so looks pretty secure despite general uselessness

      FearTheBeard · 15/05/2019 at 12:06

      I can get Hams via swings. Just as you said I think Stocker would be a safer bet even with parting with O'Brien for a week?

        Swans2012 · 15/05/2019 at 13:35

        Yeah probably right, i think stocker well ahead of Hams. Just hard to justify trading O’Brien when he may have 40k left to make over the next 2 weeks. Stocker probably won’t make 40k more than hams in the next two but seems a better player…

          Derek · 15/05/2019 at 14:04

          I think Rowbottom might get a few games, hopefully named this week

            FearTheBeard · 15/05/2019 at 14:24

            Thanks Derek.

            Would you take Rowbottom over Stocker if it means keeping O'Brien another week?

              Derek · 15/05/2019 at 16:02

              I’m keeping ROB until round 13. Need all the warm bodies playing round 13 and both big rucks are out that week.

              I assume you won’t have Either in field, so if it gets you Dunkley and you hold ROB. Yep.

    Finnius · 15/05/2019 at 14:26

    If your round 13 bye is looking tough, ROB will provide great ruck cover.

CuriousGeorge · 15/05/2019 at 11:36

Is it worth bringing in 'Elbows' Ablett

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 14:02

    No. He’s had a couple of good weeks without Selwood.

    They will start resting him late in games once the match is won etc

JohnDJ59 · 15/05/2019 at 13:54

Round nine has arrived, time to activate the get Grundy trade.

    DavidC · 16/05/2019 at 09:50

    After his bye for me.

      Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 11:02

      Rob to grundy post bye perfect transition

        JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 13:32

        I was always planning to get him in round nine, but will have to put that on hold till next week now.

Finnius · 15/05/2019 at 14:03

In response to NDD's post –

I'm going double up this week as I think both Stocker and Ham may get dropped, and I have good cash in the bank. Bringing in Dunkley as I think Bevo can't afford not to play him in the mids – reading the AFL.com article this week on Dunkley was pretty insane. Similarly, Josh Kelly plays Carlton this week and has a good bye. Is also only in 3.3% of teams, and I don't have many injury-risk players. Thinking he could go Neale-esque with GWS' run into the bye as well. Duursma and Atkins out.

Next week Darcy Moore and Drew out, Lloyd and a rookie in. Then Stack and Setterfield to Boak and rookie the next week.

My byes are looking pretty good – round 12 is covered easily and round 14 I currently only have 5 premiums. Round 13 is the tough one with 1/2/2/3 out on each line after Lloyd comes in. ROB can hopefully cover one in the ruck before being culled, and if I swing Heeney into the mids, as well as having full benches of rookies I should be fine.

I'm feeling in a good position, but all the help in the world is needed! Suggestions team?

    The Ranger · 16/05/2019 at 07:32

    Great trades Fin. Kelly could be your ace card.
    Best of luck mate.

KSinny · 15/05/2019 at 14:31

Thoughts on Moore to Larky (i know hes already had 1 price rise but is scoring decent and has good JS plus he'll be on the bench anyway and with the lack of downgrade options I think he might be a good pick) and then go a couple weeks early on ROB to Oliver via bines and Drew dpp. If not Oliver then who? I can afford everyone and already have Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Sloane. Leaves me with 200k and 20 trades.

    Jess · 15/05/2019 at 19:47

    You will lose 50k, so no from me

69;0 · 15/05/2019 at 14:53

Who to bring in this week?
1. Hurn
2. Sicily
3. Ryan
4. Stewart

Leaning towards Sicily at this point.

    Jess · 15/05/2019 at 19:45

    No. Hurn is maxed out and has a 135 BE. He has only down to go. I'm bringing in Sicily. His BE is also high, bit i still feel he's the best option at his price. Doesn't need a lot of the pill to score

Steve · 15/05/2019 at 15:22

Who are the top 6 Defenders this year

    Ja191 · 15/05/2019 at 19:36

    Lloyd hurn whitfield laird Sicily and any of stewart/ryan/williams/rich

      Jess · 15/05/2019 at 19:43

      Spot on. Laird could lose his spot to stewart or ryan though

Billy · 15/05/2019 at 15:49

Is it worth trading our o'brein so i can afford to get Macrae in?

    FearTheBeard · 15/05/2019 at 19:07

    Essential my question with Neale haha.

    Though will hold this week and wait while he drops cash and O'Brien adds it (well hoping anyway for both)

    MajorWeakness · 15/05/2019 at 19:47

    Do it.
    Points are King in games that are based on points

ROB14 · 15/05/2019 at 16:48

Any love for Elliot Yeo? After a limited preseason seems to be finding a bit of form

    Booooom Time · 15/05/2019 at 17:44

    Yes! Just hitting his straps. Great value and price about to skyrocket. Seriously considering him also.

    TommyC99 · 15/05/2019 at 18:16

    His bye is probably the glaring issue. If hes still cheap after his bye hes worth a look

    ROB14 · 15/05/2019 at 19:01

    I think he has some big scores in him, I'm tipping West Coast to start finding a bit of form… Think I'm gonna bring him in!

    TOPHAWK1 · 15/05/2019 at 19:03

    Yep. He is starting to come good mate. Well priced and a nice POD if you pick him up this week. Cheers mate.

    Bob · 15/05/2019 at 20:18

    Got him last weekend and can only see him improving as the year goes on

    Lazza · 15/05/2019 at 21:13

    Nope hate him…as a SC selection … I picked him to start the season dumped in R3 .. he has no right to get good scores here on in … the basterd…

    Maverick_ · 15/05/2019 at 21:30

    LIKE: his value, ceiling, cushy draw and a POD.

    DISLIKE: his damn bye

    i think his still well worth the consideration if that bye doesn't worry ya his priced very nicely

      Derek · 15/05/2019 at 23:52

      I like Gaff a bit more. Definitely a round 14 trade option

TheBenchmark25 · 15/05/2019 at 17:30

Thoughts on
Jack Ross to jack macrae
Angus brayshaw to josh Kelly?
34k left
22 trades left after this trade

Shake_n_bake · 15/05/2019 at 17:37

Quaynor to play this week

    TOPHAWK1 · 15/05/2019 at 19:05

    Great stuff Shake! We need rooks to come through desperately. Hope he gets a fair crack at it.

    The Ranger · 16/05/2019 at 07:41

    Seen him a few times in the VFL Shake and he looks ready.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 11:54

    Don't think he was very impressive in JLT from memory, was sloppy and panicked with the ball a fair bit.

      Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 17:57

      Yeh, that was my impression too Russty… Not sure he can handle the pressure of AFL like Stack … though the VFL would have honed him somewhat ..

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 19:01

    That was a Furphy..

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:48

      Playing as number 1 Orange fetcher lol

TommyC99 · 15/05/2019 at 18:11

Is Ross – Stocker a no brainer? Or is Stockers scoring potential/JS an issue?

Daniel · 15/05/2019 at 19:24

DESPERATION!!! Do i need cash or players? Help wanted
Comments are much appreciated

DEF. Whit, Hurn, Laird, Williams, Hore, Duursma, (Clark, Young)
MID. Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Merret, Angus, Walsh, Constable, Stack, (Ross, Answerth, Scott)
RUC. grundy, Gawn, (ROB)
FWD. Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Westhoff, Darcy Moore, Drew, (Parker, Setters)
Current bank $115,600 21 trades left, (mistakes have been made like trading Dunkley out in Rd.4)
Option 1: Duursma & Ross out, Macrae & Curtis Taylor in. (leaves $3,800) creates needed fwd mid dpp but no bank
Option 2: same as above except bring in Dunkley instead of Macrae, bank will then be $63,100,
Option 3: ask for help from the community.
Thanks in advance gang

    MajorWeakness · 15/05/2019 at 19:38

    Taylor or Stocker who has the greater JS? Stocker by the length of all the blue wooden spoons lined up together end-to-end.
    Duursma is good coverage on 2 lines try to keep him
    You want a keeper mid or a keeper forward that you can put in the mids for a couple of weeks and you'll use that player to replace walsh, constable or stack onfield.
    I'd sell Ross for Stocker and then sell walsh or constable to bring in Macrae or Mundy (Mundy has top5 ave over 5-rounds and will be a top 6 fwd because he's getting a lot of the points that Neale used to hog)

      DavidC · 16/05/2019 at 09:34

      Blakely likely to come in this week. Could affect both Mundy's and Walters midfield minutes. Would wait a couple of weeks before bringing Mundy in.

Joel · 15/05/2019 at 19:38

do we just have to hold brayshaw now an hope he can recapture his form and a better job role and hope he finishes M8/9 till he does?

    Brn · 15/05/2019 at 19:40

    I'd be ditching him. Worse than libba or walsh

      Joel · 15/05/2019 at 19:43

      would trading him to rocky be goood? cost 12k and such a good draw with wines out too
      or i can go to macrae but obviously 110k more that is alot unfortunately

        MajorWeakness · 15/05/2019 at 19:44

        get the best that you can get

        TommyC99 · 15/05/2019 at 19:52

        Bit too sideways for mine. I'd be upgrading brayshaw to an ultra premo

          Joel · 15/05/2019 at 19:54

          thanks guys i think i better spend up

    Joel · 15/05/2019 at 19:54

    Na i don't neil demons delight. he looks cheap but does he struggle against tagging?

    Maverick_ · 15/05/2019 at 21:06

    I'm in the same boat Joel!
    the BE of 140 screams trade but a part of me is hoping he can get that inside role back soon and flourish once again and finish as an m9. but honestly I'll probably trade & it will be to a Jelly/bont lock a top 8 midfielder in i'm not trading to a risky selection like rocky to have that backfire also.

    Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 21:44

    You don't need a guy in your mids dropping consecutive 60's Joel, I traded him out for Neale weeks ago and never looked back.

    Derek · 15/05/2019 at 23:50

    Brayshaw and Libba both need to go.

Brn · 15/05/2019 at 19:59

As Thomas Reid once said, 'a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link'. I would love to trade walsh to j kelly this week, but i have to think clearly and get rid of scrimshaw (my weakest link) for sicily. It hurts but deep down it is right.

Drew and to a lesser extent duursma will both score well against GCS this week, so they will stay on field as my other 'weakest links'.

Only issue is there are no significant falling premiums, and I would hate to pay top price to finish off the team in a few weeks time

    Russty_ · 15/05/2019 at 21:23

    Scrimshaw had a migraine which made him have blurred vision, and missed the last quarter, still scored 63 so still did pretty well.

      Derek · 15/05/2019 at 23:48

      I really rate Scrimshaw, although Frawley is back

      I had him on field last week ahead of Lockhart and Durrsma. Plan was going well until he didn’t play second half.

      His 63 came from 44% TOG

      I’m planning to keep him until round 13 and might even trade Hore before Scrimshaw.

Michael · 15/05/2019 at 22:40

who would you upgrade first, Walsh or Libba?

    Holty01 · 15/05/2019 at 22:52

    Probably Libba.

nankthetank · 16/05/2019 at 08:17

If he's been getting a go up until now you'd put all your money on him playing this week

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 11:58

    True dat mate, if it wasn't for the injury decimation at the Tiges, I think he would've been dropped several weeks ago.
    They need him there now, even if he is raw and sloppy at times.

Brn · 16/05/2019 at 08:53

If you had to get rid of one, who would it be.

Get rid of Duursma
Get rid of Scrimshaw

    Derek · 16/05/2019 at 09:25

    Both him and Durrsma have fairly easy games, both have same early round 12 bye, similar average. Similar price and similar BE. I guess Durrsma has DPP.

    I’m going to hold both of them.

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TelescopicCox · 16/05/2019 at 09:37

Would you break the bank for Josh Kelly? I have 24 trades left so I'm happy to take the injury risk on bringing him in considering his massive ceiling.
I'd go Petrucelle & Wilkie > DEF/MID rookie (depending on who's availalbe) & Josh Kelly, which will leave me with $10K left

Other consideration is Sloane which leaves my with an extra $70K to continue to paint the fence in the coming weeks.

I'll still have Walsh & ROB as strong cash cows

    Beezneez · 16/05/2019 at 10:44

    I would have had him from the start if not for his injury. I haven't Macrae and my decision was between him and Macrae to bring in. Unfortunately, I'm $600k short of Kelly using my preferred trades so looks like it will be Macrae for me unless I trade Constable and Walsh to get him. I'm loath to do that as Ross out is more sensible. Personally I'd do your suggested trades even if it leaves you with minimal $$$. You would expect more rookie options to appear in the next weeks to give an opportunity to build the bank. For me, Walsh is expected to lose money and if it's a choice between him and Macrae/Kelly for me then it's a no brainer providing you have adequate backup. That could be Hately and Constable if they were given a go but that's totally uncertain.

      Beezneez · 16/05/2019 at 12:29

      Make that $600 not $600k.

Willymack1234 · 16/05/2019 at 10:57

Kelly or Macrae?

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 11:55

    I think Macrae first, he's very cheap now for him, more reliable too.

The Unsullied · 16/05/2019 at 11:44

Anyone heard anything about DeGoey may miss this week?

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 11:53

    Hi mate, yeah I read he suffered a Shin injury against Carlton and also is having a scan for a "calf awareness issue"…and he's being managed this week with limited training.
    At least you should know fairly early with Pies playing Sat morning.

      The Unsullied · 16/05/2019 at 14:00

      Thanks will keep an eye out.

skeppp43 · 16/05/2019 at 11:48

Is Brawshaw a must trade? I've held him for this long but tempting to pull the plug.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 12:01

    I think even if he does get back into form, he might only still average less than 100, I started him this year too thinking he'd become a premo, but he's not there this year, maybe next year.

TelescopicCox · 16/05/2019 at 12:12

Matty Crouch looking highly unlikely now. Are owners holding or looking at this as a reason to jump off?

I've got him and will look to hold. He was on track for another ton last week pre injury

    TBone_9 · 16/05/2019 at 13:16

    I think you’ve gotta hold Crouch, unless you don’t think he will be a top 8-10 mid by years end. Whitfield better play though, you just never know with GWS though

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 13:28

      Whitfield and Mumford should both play TBone, from what I've read they both trained ok.

        TBone_9 · 16/05/2019 at 13:56

        Yeah I read on AFL app that they should both be right but if they don’t, I could be in a world of trouble. If Crouch isn’t named I may have to play Hayes, Atkins on field so a rookie trade could be imminent

    JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 13:26


    Finnius · 16/05/2019 at 13:29

    Where are we getting this info from? I'll probably hold him as well.

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 13:32

      As John said Finn, I also saw this on Herald Sun's Supercoach late mail article….
      Meanwhile, reports from Adelaide suggest prolific on-baller Matt Crouch is unlikely to recover from a corked hip to make the trip to Brisbane.

    Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 14:14

    Cant see hately getting a go but all my fingers are crossed he gets another crack this week! 🀞🏼

JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 12:13

M.Crouch most likely out for this weekend.

    Brn · 16/05/2019 at 13:08

    Where did you find this info john?

      JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 13:25

      fantasy freako on twitter.

        Brn · 16/05/2019 at 14:15

        Ahh jogging and walking laps at training.
        Guess we will see

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 19:13

    Still in .. though in the bench with Gibbs and Knight hanging five

      Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:21

      hopefully we know by tomorrow night i'm sure they wont fly him to brisbane if he fails his fitness test tomorrow.. fingers crossed he plays

Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 12:34

Menegola to miss a month with knee surgery, also Buck's said De Goey call will be a "gameday" decision.

    The Unsullied · 16/05/2019 at 14:02

    Good for constable?

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:53

      Apparently not!

Murray · 16/05/2019 at 14:00

Should I get in Sloane, J Kelly or McCrae. Sloane looks tempting, only ave 6 less than McCrae, higher ceiling, lower BE

What do you think?

    Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 14:11

    I’m Worried about Sloane playing deboer and hutchings in the next month if he gets the tag expect two pretty ordinary scores. Might be a better pickup post bye murray but if you don’t think he will get them tags then his great value.

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 17:48

    I might not have a choice Murray if MCrouch does'nt play … I have no bench cover this week without trading … I already have Macrae, so was looking at Merrett or JKelly or Bont next week – cos I cant afford them this week.
    Sloane I can afford, and he is great value … its just that I dont have him pegged for Top 8 Mid hereon in….

Swans2012 · 16/05/2019 at 14:33

Tom Boyd retires at age 23! poor bugger, best of luck to him!

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 17:44

    Money isn't everything I guess …though income insurance helps ..

      Swans2012 · 16/05/2019 at 17:53

      Your right! It’s sad having what you’ve seen as your career spit you out at 23, but maybe less sad with a couple of mil in the bank

        Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:49

        Does he get to keep it Swanny or does it depend on bim playing games?

          Swans2012 · 17/05/2019 at 07:35

          I’m sure he gets to keep this years, and he’d have a nice little nest egg behind him, I’m sure the remaining years won’t be paid out though. Look out for the dogs during trade period, that’s a big chunk of salary they didn’t expect to have available

Dan · 16/05/2019 at 17:22

What are people's thoughts on trading in someone who you traded out earlier in the season?
I'm real tempted to trade Petruccelle -> Dunkley, but did trade Dunkley out earlier in the season. I would hate to be burned again.

Alternatively, I could just trade Walsh -> JKelly.

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 19:12

    It’s like punching yourself in the head Dan

      Swans2012 · 16/05/2019 at 19:33

      Feels bad but sometimes necessary….

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:46

      More like in the nuts Laz, but sometime's ya gotta do it, especially in the circumstances.

KSinny · 16/05/2019 at 18:27

Gognigliog out……

    hedski · 16/05/2019 at 18:31

    Crouch not out at this stage helps balance that for me, if he's a late out I'm rooted.

      Beezneez · 16/05/2019 at 19:37

      Ch 9 news Warren Tredrae suggests he'll be out even though he's been named. Didn't look very comfortable running laps. Abdominal strain. That would mean Coniglio and Crouch out for me if it eventuates plus Constable and Ross from my mids.

        hedski · 16/05/2019 at 20:34

        We could be in the shit Beez

      Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 21:24

      Looks like Hately will be in … so a decent down trade should cover 70% of MCrouch

    Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 18:58

    hopefully this opens the door for hately for game 3 if so i'm jumping on.
    won't take him long too make 150k

Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 18:59

constable omitted again… stiff

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:49

    Especially with Menengitis out, he doesn't deserve to be dropped..ever.

      Tommy · 16/05/2019 at 20:07

      Strong midfield, with Selwood coming back someone had to come out. I think there’s still a fair chance he’s a late in. Rohan and Atkins are under injury clouds.

Lekdog · 16/05/2019 at 18:59

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Tommy · 16/05/2019 at 20:13

Midfield drama this week. Constable dropped, Ross and coniglio injured. Atkins and crouch under injury clouds. And to think i was going to trade Walsh and libba. FMD

    Dean · 17/05/2019 at 16:57

    Constable is playing

Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:45

R.I.P Bob Hawke, used to love seeing the old legend skulling a beer at the Cricket every year.

    JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 21:12

    A great PM, I was hoping he would last until Sunday.

    PhilipTheFish · 16/05/2019 at 22:04

    A great human and the type of leader this country should have more often.
    It's a true stain on our country this his govt was the last to make any real social progress or strengthen our individuality in a geopolitical sense.

    Patch · 16/05/2019 at 23:07

    Politics is normally the last thing we try and get on the site that might just be the exception. Extraordinary Prime Minister.

    Lazza · 17/05/2019 at 10:46

    Do you think he will be sitting to the left of god? RIP Bob .. . one of a kind.. pity there aren’t more of his ilk around today in politics..

Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:01

I passed on Stack, Baker and Bolton too mate, I did get Ross though! πŸ™

Sharkmove_King · 17/05/2019 at 07:32

Gday fellas, I'm trying to figure out who to downgrade to this week….Who do you reckon has better job security? Jackson Hately or ScoMo?

    Russty_ · 17/05/2019 at 19:52


    JohnDJ59 · 17/05/2019 at 19:56

    After tomorrow, Hately.

      Lazza · 20/05/2019 at 08:06

      So Hately should be back this week for 60 consecutive games and made captain too πŸ˜€

KSinny · 17/05/2019 at 09:29

Hey community, with coniglio out and crouch most likely a late out I'm thinking of doing these trades. Drew to Hatley and Cogs to Gaff, this will leave me with 20 trades and $312k in the bank for upgrades next week. Here's my team after going those trades.

DEF: Sicily, Williams, Smith, Duursma , Answerth, Hore (Burgess, Lockhart)

MID: Macrae, Cripps, Gaff, Sloane, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Walsh, Hatley (Hayes, Scott, Gibbons)

RUC: Gawn, Grundy (O'Brien)

FWD: Danger, Heeney, Kelly, Boak, Moore, Petruccelle (Balta, Bines)

BAz · 17/05/2019 at 12:13

Brayshaw to Macrae and Heeney to Dunkley
Rookie downgrade and Scrimshaw to Hurn

Shake_n_bake · 17/05/2019 at 12:18

Crouch is out

Aaron · 17/05/2019 at 15:55

Will hately or stoker play this week?

Booooooooooo · 17/05/2019 at 16:00

Whats the news on Conigs? I have Crouch, Coniglio, Atkins out this week… oppositions don't have them I'm in trouble

BAz · 17/05/2019 at 16:33

Brayshaw to Macrae and Heeney to Dunkley

Dean · 17/05/2019 at 16:55

Because its the last game we are forced to bring in Hately. It would be great to know if Hately was going to play or not this week. If he doesn't play I would trade OUT Drew & Heeney and bring in Sloane & Tim Kelly…

Bloody heartbreaking if HATELY doesn't end up playing…

    Russty_ · 17/05/2019 at 18:01

    Not playing…maybe never plays again…lol

      JohnDJ59 · 17/05/2019 at 18:49

      He is an emergency Russty and Whitfield is only named on the bench, so who knows.

        Russty_ · 17/05/2019 at 19:30

        Whitfield's fine mate, got through all his training sessions ok.

          JohnDJ59 · 17/05/2019 at 19:40

          I still have hope.

Lekdog · 19/05/2019 at 10:27

She started out strong but the round is collapsing around me

Russty_ · 20/05/2019 at 00:02

You were right about Balta Patch, you Soothsaying, Nostra-bloody-Damus predicting bastard, If you were a Jehova's Witness, I'd almost believe that Armageddon was coming soon, and all the unworthy would be destined to burn in everlasting Hell.
Lucky Jehova's witnesses are just delusional brainwashed nut-jobs though LOL

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