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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?

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Ken

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

JEL

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

Twilightingale

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

Ned_Starkers

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

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

Russty_

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

AuroraBorealis?!

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

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

Ned_Starkers

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

RobDogs

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

Russty_

A girl always finds a way to survive

Lekdog

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

Eagling

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

Any Norf fans know about Curtis Taylor’s JS?

Played 1 game. Only $117k and has DPP

I’ve heard he goes alright

Moustachio

I heard he scored 31 SC from 8 touches…

NoLanguage96

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

Russty_

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

Hazey

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

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

Jeffrey

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

Russty_

I'll just say…yes Jeffrey, do it.

Maal

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Derek

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

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

silversovereign

Yes please

Critique

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

Derek

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_

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

God you're inspiration Derek

JayM

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

Moustachio

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

Rick Grimes

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

Rick Grimes

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

Has he taken Libba’s Points?

Rick Grimes

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

Derek

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

YourMum

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

Binga

Thoughts on Seb Ross?

Richard

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

Jess

Drew to stocker and walsh to j kelly

Or

Walsh to stocker and scrim to sicily

?

Cpt Pugwash

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

RobDogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cpt Pugwash

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

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

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

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

Derek

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

TelescopicCox

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

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

TelescopicCox

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

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

Who isnt 'still fielding rookies'?

Can anyone post a good team without rookies please.

2 on field in mids should be the norm

redherringfc

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

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

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

Brendan

I disagree Pugwash. Stocker has great JS

Swans2012

Yeah I reckon he gets games, highly rated

Gibbs

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

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

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

Rivo

*rooks πŸ™„

KSinny

If Hatley's named I'd probably go 2

Rivo

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

iLoveNMFC

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

Patch

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

DavidC

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

TommyC99

He was 1 of the 4 originally selected so pretty sure he is eligible

Sana

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

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

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

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

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

Sana

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

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

Sana

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_

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

Sana

Me too Neil!

Daniel

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

First option for sure

Streaker

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

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

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

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

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

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

Derek

No room for mistakes or low scores now.

Russty_

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

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Cmon hed.
Lift! 🀣

hedski

I feel like the Hoff Trig.

Russty_

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_

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

TelescopicCox

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

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

Holty01

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

TommyC99

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

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

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

DavidC

Shaun Grigg just retired.

Steeeve

Off my watch list now

gator59

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

Stacky23

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

4th option i reckon!

Ricky

Thoughts on Daniel rich as a pod guys?

Ja191
Patch

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

My thoughts on Daniel Rich go something like this….

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

Derek

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

TOPHAWK1

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_

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

Shake_n_bake

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

Derek

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.

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

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_

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

NoLanguage96

Maybe grab a Sicily or a Laird

PizzaSafety

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

Lekdog

Noah before he goes on a Balta…

Redd

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

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

Daz

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

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

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

options?????
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

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

redherringfc

Do you have any decent option to bring Stocker in?

Lazza

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

Russty_

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

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

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

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

Sam_01

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sj34

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

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

Duckz

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

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

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

Lachie Weller as a POD in DEF?

Swans2012

Next year for me Jeff….

Lekdog

Agreed, observe and report

Sam_01

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

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

Sam_01

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

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

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

GloryDays94

Really want to double up if I can

KSinny

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

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

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

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

Go for it

Derek

Rocky is still outstanding value.

Russty_

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_

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_

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

Maverick_

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_

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

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

oops Midfielder

Russty_

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

Maverick_

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_

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

josh

Thoughts on Mitch Duncan as an ultra pod?

Swoopsta

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

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

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.

Cpt Pugwash

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

Maverick_

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

Russty_

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

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_

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

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

NoLanguage96

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_

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

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_

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

Russty_

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.

Russty_

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.

Derek

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_

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