Well community, I’ve for a confession to make. I’ve got to admit, I’m really struggling this year and I can’t seem to get back to a reasonable score.

Thankfully it’s not rookies who’ve burnt me (I think my advice has been solid), but my premos. Whitfield, Crisp, Martin>Brayshaw, Shiel, Danger, Heeney.

There’s not a lot you can do about underperforming premos. Wisdom says “hold your premos”, but I held Martin for 1 week too long, when I could have upgraded him to Neale for only a small cost. When I did eventually trade him, I chose between Merrett and Brayshaw. That decision alone has cost me 200 points since Round 4, and would have bumped me up over 20,000 places. Including the Neale non-decision, it’s cost me 314 points, and an extra 10,000 places. (I just checked and if I’d actually kept Martin, I’d have 3 more points than trading to Brayshaw. <sadface>)

It’s really easy to get bogged down on where you went wrong. The point I want to make it small decisions can have a big impact, but this works both ways. Finding that perfect POD and getting a run of points out of him can flip your season on it’s head. Don’t go overboard and pack PODs into your team, but look for a good one … maybe two, who is a POD but also likely to be top 6-8 come season end.

See ya in the comments.
Statty Matty.

Categories: Supercoach

214 Comments

BrokenChairs · 16/05/2019 at 10:31

Sloane v Merrett?

    Ja191 · 16/05/2019 at 12:07

    Merrett for me, way better bye should average more and sloane has deboer and hutchings tag in the next 4 weeks

      BrokenChairs · 16/05/2019 at 12:51

      Cheers mate

    Shaun · 16/05/2019 at 22:27

    The Sloane Ranger every time

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:48

    Fight!…is this Tekken 8?

BlueChips · 16/05/2019 at 10:32

Am still wondering about Stocker. Just think the Blues will persevere with him. Just needs that on 80+ game to make good dollars. Dunno!?

    Steeeve · 16/05/2019 at 12:42

    I'm taking the punt, need to free up the cash

COREYSC · 16/05/2019 at 11:06

Advice on my team community?
Not sure if I need to paint the fence, double downgrade or just hold trades?
26 Trades and 233K In Bank
Lloyd, Z.Williams, B.Smith, Hore, Duursma, Clark (Answeth, Burgess)
Cripps, Neale, Fyfe, Macrae, M.Crouch, B.Crouch, Walsh, Gibbons (Atkins, Hayes, Scott)
Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
Dangerfield, T.Kelly, Dunkley, Heeney, Drew, Setterfield (Parker, Corbett)

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 12:24

    Good start mate, lucky you haven't had to do many trades, but maybe time to start making some moves now.
    Painting the fence this week would help get rid of some dead weight, eg Burgess, Scott, Parker
    See if Stocker gets named again, I'm hoping he will..looked all right the other day.

      COREYSC · 16/05/2019 at 15:20

      Atkins to Stocker and Parker to Daniel but he’s role may have changed also Mundy but now Blakley has come back so might have to go for Boak and pay top dollar

FearTheBeard · 16/05/2019 at 11:20

Lads been doing my head in again lol. I keep losing extremely close games (e.g last week I lost by 2 points with Ross on field and my opponent didn't have him) lol.

Anyway. Do I move O'Brien and get Neale in NOW which means I have to field Shai Bolton this week?

Do I hold on that and add Dunkley and keep Bolton on the bench?

Do I cut Walsh before he bleeds cash and get Neale or even JKelly? in and add bank for next week with eyes on Dunkley or perhaps add Dunkley and cut Walsh this week and move on Neale next week with hope he bleeds a touch and O'Brien adds a bit more?

Walsh ultimately will go it's just he is a bit more reliable and another 100 could see some more cash? If I part with Walsh I field Stack this week so not terrible cover?

Thoughts? Advise?

    FearTheBeard · 16/05/2019 at 11:41

    Just on this current line up is :

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

    Cripps, Fyfe, Macrae, Cogs, Rocky, Walsh, Constable, Stack (Ross, Akins, Answerth)

    Grundy, Gawn (O'Brien)

    Boak, Kelly, Daniel, Danger, Marshall, Moore (Bolton, Bines)

    If I go Dunkley I will part with Duursma. Move Moore up could sell Walsh and bank 200k for next week? Leaves Stack & Constable on field with Bolton by swinging Moore up with Burges.

    If I go Neale then Walsh goes out and could sell Duurmsa move Moore up, put Bolton on field and bank 100k by bringing in Stocker etc.

    Or even Jkelly etc?

      JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 12:41

      Hi FTB, I think I have answered this one before, I would hold O'Brien for one more week, still has cash to make and Neale has another week of losing value. Duursma to Dunkley is the smart move this week.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 12:19

    Hi Beard, I don't think you need Neale now, b/e 158 and for ROB, you'd just be throwing money away.
    I'd be ok with fielding Bolton this week.
    Could you Go Duursma to Dunkley and Ross to Stocker, moving Moore to the backline?
    That's what I'd do…cheers.
    I don't think Walsh has to go yet, he may lose a bit of cash, but he scores well for a rookie most of the time.

      FearTheBeard · 16/05/2019 at 13:17

      Thank you Rustty & John.

      So to do that I can't take Stocker and need to run with another mid. I am $600 short off making that work as a Dunkley & Stocker IN for Atkins & Duursma. Which is why I was looking at O'Brien with potentially Neale/JKelly coming in instead of Dunkley for a lock in my mid field.

      If I go Dunkley & any other rookie that plays sub 125k I can just move Duursma & Atkins/Ross.

GreendaleFC · 16/05/2019 at 12:24

Think I'm going to take a risk this week and bring in Tom Hawkins. Will put a lot of pressure on my bye structure, but looking at Geelong's fixture, I see him kicking a lot of goals. The other options are Sloane or Oliver.
Edit: Actually I'm going to bring in Sloane and Hawkins for Parker and Walsh.

Billy · 16/05/2019 at 12:35

Which Defender out of Laird, Stewart, Rich Would you pick.

Laird would mean my defence would have 4 players out during the round 14 bye

While Rich and Stewart byes fit my structure

    FearTheBeard · 16/05/2019 at 13:14

    Personally Billy I would take Laird. He is a lock.

    Stewart could be ?

    JEL · 16/05/2019 at 15:49

    Why is having 4 players out in defense a problem during the byes?

      GreendaleFC · 16/05/2019 at 18:24

      In the bye rounds you get your best 18 scores out of the 22 players on field. If you have four defenders out that means you can only fit a maximum of 20 scoring players on field. Add in some injuries and non playing rookies and you can find yourself in trouble. If the majority of Billy's rookies are playing I'd go Laird, otherwise either Stewart or Rich.

Hplate · 16/05/2019 at 13:27

POD choice in def: Lachie Weller? 436K, M/D swing, is getting defensive kickouts and is playing that defensive distributor type role like Daniel Rich. Averaging 89 for the season in 4 games played (55, 93, 103, 106) and if not for that 55 in the first round he'd be on a 100 average.
5th season in the league, played 70 odd games, could be making the jump ala Caleb Daniel? Food for thought anyway.

    Soothsayer · 16/05/2019 at 22:17

    I brought him into my draft team this week, could be a real smoky.

Dash · 16/05/2019 at 13:35

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)

Murray · 16/05/2019 at 13:59

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?

TommyC99 · 16/05/2019 at 14:05

So i was going to hold walsh but i was playing around and i have 607k to buy a midfielder. My shortlist currently looks like this:
Zerrett
Bont
Sloane

Is the trade worth it? And if so which of the 3 listed would be the best selection?

    Sana · 16/05/2019 at 17:18

    I like Zerrett. Apparently the tag has been going to Shiel allowing him to run free (and rack up points)

    Bont is a positional enigma. Wouldn't be surprised to see him named anywhere on the field, which in some cases could affect his score. Wouldn't blame anyone for taking him though.

    Sloane hates a tag, this is enough to put me off. Love the bloke though, and cheap right now. Top 8-10 mid though?

DavidC · 16/05/2019 at 14:40

Wow, Tom Boyd just retired.

cash_cows · 16/05/2019 at 15:07

Sadly only 4.6k with 23 trades.
Hurn, Lloyd, Williams, Hore, Duursma, Answerth – Burgess, Lockhart
Cripps, Fyfe, Macrae, Oliver, MCrouch, Cogs, Danger, Walsh – Atkins, Setters, BScott
Grundy, Gawn – ROB
Daniel, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Drew, Petruccelle, Parker – Balta, Corbett

Had to move Danger to mid last week for trades. Ideally want to move him back soon.
Looking at the following 2 trades, what do we think?
Walsh + Petruccelle -> Bont + Stocker.

Oliver did redeem himself last week but Cogs is still driving me insane.

James Sykes · 16/05/2019 at 15:10

Hi guys.

My first trade is pretty simple – Ross to Stocker or Hately but the second one is doing my head in.

I've already decided I want Macrae but who to go? Libba, Brayshaw or Sam Walsh?

    joe · 16/05/2019 at 15:20

    i have the same problem. thinking get rid of libba

      James Sykes · 16/05/2019 at 15:23

      thats currently the rage trade I plugged in Monday but I'm starting to waiver.

      IF (big if) libba and Brayshaw can turn it around then walsh to macrae fills my premo spots on field for Mids

The Ranger · 16/05/2019 at 15:20

So what's the consensus on Stocker?
Will he continue to get games? I'm not sold on him but there's not much else around this week.
Lek?

Binga · 16/05/2019 at 15:53

Thoughts on Walsh out Sloane in?

JEL · 16/05/2019 at 16:00

Is Parker to Ham worthwhile?
Trying to generate some cash, what do people think of Ham's long term prospects?

    James Sykes · 16/05/2019 at 16:22

    5 possessions last game I believe. You can't do that too many times and hold your spot I assume.

      JEL · 16/05/2019 at 19:02

      Turns out he didn't make the cut this week.
      Parker lives on.

        redherringfc · 16/05/2019 at 20:21

        Has anyone checked his pulse? You might find it “Weekend at Bernie’s”.

DerekZ · 16/05/2019 at 16:40

McCrae , Kelly or Sloane ?

    BomberKnighta · 17/05/2019 at 00:56

    Mcrae more cosistant (little more of a conservative option). Can still go big but not injury risk or position dependent.

josh · 16/05/2019 at 17:08

Bontempelli, J Kelly or Sloane?

Sana · 16/05/2019 at 17:11

Matt Suckling appears to be an ultra POD. Very consistent. Will need a few more games in that groin though… Maybe post rd 12 bye

    hedski · 16/05/2019 at 18:32

    Burnt me bad last year Sana.
    On the never again list.

      Sana · 16/05/2019 at 20:49

      Don’t think I’ve looked at him since 2012! Haha

Nick · 16/05/2019 at 17:23

Hi All,
If you had to pick one between MaCrae, Fyfe or Merrett who would you pick?

    Gainsy · 16/05/2019 at 17:31

    Macrae

    neil demons delight · 16/05/2019 at 17:44

    Tough Nick but Fyfe or Macrae for me

      Nick · 16/05/2019 at 19:25

      Cheers guys

Dan · 16/05/2019 at 17:25

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.

    Gainsy · 16/05/2019 at 17:31

    Forget past trades and assess as new

    nankthetank · 16/05/2019 at 19:00

    When deciding between two trades like that, ask yourself how many more points you'll be gaining by making each trade.

hedski · 16/05/2019 at 18:33

Crouch named <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;
Gonigliog out <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😪" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f62a.svg"&gt;
Hately named <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;
No idea what to do with my trades this week.

    Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 18:49

    crouch might be a late out i reckon hedski i'm not confident he plays but hope i am wrong!
    hopefully crows don't take him to QLD if so and we know sooner rather than later.
    fingers crossed hately is named i need to downgrade both ross and atkins asap

Tommo09 · 16/05/2019 at 18:33

Hately or Stocker if both named?

    hedski · 16/05/2019 at 18:43

    Both?

      Tommo09 · 16/05/2019 at 18:48

      I wanted to get Gaff in this week but if I have to wait another week that might be fine
      Plus Stocker is only averaging 39. Still a good option?

        hedski · 16/05/2019 at 18:59

        I'm torn between double down (Stocker/Hately for Parker/Atkins) or one down one up (Fyfe/J.Kelly for Walsh).
        Cogs out and possibly Crouch is doing my head in.
        Stocker looked ok in his second game, they need to play him, Hately I'm not sure how many games he gets but if he strings a couple together……

          Tommo09 · 16/05/2019 at 19:25

          Gaff BE is quite low so it’s now or never on him. I’m kinda hoping only one gets named

dontblushbaby · 16/05/2019 at 18:40

Constable omitted , seriously !

    JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 19:23

    Both Constable and Hately deserve to be playing games, they are up there with Walsh, just in the wrong team for JS.

      Critique · 16/05/2019 at 19:49

      I can't agree with that John, afl coaches pick teams to win games of footy not to win supercoach 🙂

        Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:37

        Most blokes who score well in Supercoach also contribute well to the overall Team effort, points are awarded for effective acts rather than the other game where points are awarded for ineffective disposals and even stuffing up.

        JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 20:55

        I was talking about footy in general Critique, both Constable and Hately have shown in the games they have played, that they are good enough to be playing AFL, if they were in a bottom four side, they would be getting games, just like Walsh is.

      redherringfc · 16/05/2019 at 20:00

      Hately is named on the bench at 4. I think he’ll get another run this week, not too confident after that, but if he makes the cut he’s joking my fishing club.

        redherringfc · 16/05/2019 at 20:03

        Oops, I’ve let it out of the bag now that I’m actually building a fishing club. I’m not too concerned with football.

          redherringfc · 16/05/2019 at 20:05

          I meant join, but who knows, maybe he’ll turn it into a joke anyway.

            PhilipTheFish · 16/05/2019 at 20:23

            Can I Join?

SamuraiPizzaCat · 16/05/2019 at 18:55

Serious lack of rookie options this week.

Can anyone comment on James Rowbottom? Has scored a 46 and a 32. $117k. Playing.

    Critique · 16/05/2019 at 19:52

    Strange surname. I wonder what his ancestors did to get that as a surname

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:15

      Maybe they had a history of being bad at Rowing.

        Browncow · 16/05/2019 at 23:59

        Or maybe just a leaky boat

      Lazza · 17/05/2019 at 10:37

      They lived at the bottom of a valley amongst the deer .. derivation of Roe-bottom…. had to google it …

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:04

    Better off going for Larkey I reckon Samurai, even after the price rise, he looks a decent player.

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 01:06

    He looked ok in his first 2 games. Gave away a heap of free kicks in second game, just seemed too enthusiastic and trying too hard.

    He has great hair, is courageous and gives 100%

    Has been in swans best in the reserves nearly every week and not surprised he is playing

    Has taken Jacks place, listed as injured.

    There are a few other swans might get dropped before Rowbottom, might be worth the cheap price.

    Does have the r13 bye

nankthetank · 16/05/2019 at 18:59

Constable must be banging scott's wife or something… seriously what more does the kid have to do to get games

Lekdog · 16/05/2019 at 18:59

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Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 19:02

Well after team selections I really have no idea right now. Was hoping one of Stocker and Hately would be named but both affects my plans. I guess I’ll just wait patiently for Friday night for Sunday’s full teams are confirmed before I make a decision

    dontblushbaby · 16/05/2019 at 19:08

    Yep, with Deledio named along with Hately makes me nervous , but with Cogs out you would think they would go with Hates ?

    Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:16

    same boat Holty. i don't want to miss the cows on the bubble especially the scoring power of hately but i have brayshaw to deal with so i sort of need to prioritise him, he's killing me with a BE of 140 so it's now or never.

      hedski · 16/05/2019 at 19:34

      I have Cogs, Crouch and Angus…sucks to be me Mav.

        Maverick_ · 16/05/2019 at 19:39

        ouch! can i ask your trade plans hedski?
        you going to offload angus?

          hedski · 16/05/2019 at 20:40

          I'll upgrade around Angus Mav, trying to be conservative this year, I've already done two sideways trades, Heeney to TK (rnd2) and Darling to The Midget (after Darlings 9).
          Tossing up a double down or paint the fence, will wait till final Sunday teams tomorrow arvo.

            Saritz · 16/05/2019 at 20:50

            I’m in the same boat hedski. I think once you get a premo in you have to stick with them…. until the rest of your team is upgraded. So with guys like Brayshaw I’m going to ride him out at M8/M9 until about rd 15/16. Fingers crossed he goes back to a full time mid role in the meantime and saves us a trade!

    Swans2012 · 16/05/2019 at 19:17

    Yeah it’s a tricky one, I really don’t want to but think I’ll have to take them both if they are both named, which would mean no Walsh to macrae until next week….

Training Cray · 16/05/2019 at 19:12

Damn, keilty was dropped. Any defensive rookie options other than him??

Jeffrey · 16/05/2019 at 19:25

Hately or Stocker? Assume both are in final team

    redherringfc · 16/05/2019 at 20:16

    Hately should score much higher but he might only play every now and again (or never again).

    I’m going to bring him in if he makes the cut. I’d rather take his 80 plus points and his 80k price rise this week than hang onto Atkins and lose money.

      Jeffrey · 16/05/2019 at 22:17

      Good valid points there – same here

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 00:50

    Rowbottom on bubble. Did ok in first 2 games but missed out when Jack came back.

    Has had a few really good games in seconds and has taken Jacks place again. How long will Jack be out for?

    Only $117k and great hair

    If he didn’t have r13 bye, I’d get him

Fearthebeard · 16/05/2019 at 19:37

Fma. Cogs and Constable out.

Gainsy · 16/05/2019 at 19:44

Hately named… interesting. Currently looking at macrae and gunston in for petrec and menegola.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 16/05/2019 at 20:00

    Well sort of

    On extended bench …

    See what happens 5pm 2mrw

      Derek · 16/05/2019 at 23:59

      He won’t make it, not with Whitfield back

        Derek · 17/05/2019 at 00:46

        If he does, he will go as soon as Cogs is back

PhilipTheFish · 16/05/2019 at 19:56

Is it worth trading in a non playing dpp so that I can use the loophole?
If its a good idea which team has the most sunday games for the second half of the year
Who to trade out so I can get nonplayer dpp- Collins, Balta, Parker ?

    Gainsy · 16/05/2019 at 20:05

    Freo did have most across whole season but dont know 2nd half

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 00:45

    Do that after the byes. You still need to be making cash and having warm bodies on field for the byes.

    After the byes, you night have one not by choice anyway.

    Cash generation not as important after byes but loopholes are. Loopholes, DPP’s and Ruck cover, essential. Plus a good M9/F7

Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:17

If you're trading Ross out for Stocker…wait until he's named, unless you have to do two trades to make your other one work.

The Ranger · 16/05/2019 at 20:23

Get Whitfield back. Woohoo!!
Lose Coniglio. D'oh!

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:25

    What will you do next week Ranger if Cog's finger is still bothering him?

      Fearthebeard · 16/05/2019 at 20:26

      I’m stuck in Coggs too. Constable
      And Ross aren’t helping for cover 😑

Rick Grimes · 16/05/2019 at 20:29

Cogs and Constable both out has scuttled my plans. Feel like I'm just shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic at the moment.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:34

    How many trades remaining Rick?…could work in your favour punting them both.
    Wonder how much Cog's painful finger has been making him not want to touch the ball all that much lately?
    Those things can drag on for a while.

    Fearthebeard · 16/05/2019 at 20:58

    Haha I feel you rick. It’s my exact issue. Neither where getting touched. Now I question how much more I can ride Constable. Cogs is a headache but I don’t really want to trade him unless I have too as he’s locked as a keeper for me. Doesn’t help Ross as cover either 😑

    Lazza · 16/05/2019 at 22:01

    Hope you don’t have Drew as well.. fair chance he won’t make the cut this week..

      Swans2012 · 16/05/2019 at 22:05

      Where does this come from? Surely he keeps his spot?!I

        JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 22:12

        Probably because Butters has come back in. I have the E on Petruccelle, just in case.

    JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 22:17

    I have M.Crouch, Cogs, Constable, Ross and maybe Drew to contend with. Ross will be upgraded, Drew I can cover after moving him to the fwd line, but the other three are going to be a problem.

Duckky01 · 16/05/2019 at 20:35

Hi all

Trading out Libba for one of: Slone, Zerrett, Oliver or Macrae

My heart says Oliver but my head says ask in here…

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 20:38

    Macrae First I reckon Ducky

    Saritz · 16/05/2019 at 20:45

    Macrae. Sloane is susceptible to tags and has quiet games. Oliver and Zerrett can go big but are less consistent than Macrae

    Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:16

    hi Ducky. Macrae as unlikely he gets tagged. All the others are the oppositions first targets to tag.

    Derek · 16/05/2019 at 23:56

    Sloane for value and his bye

    Merrett as a POD

    Macrae because he is good plus you are getting him $120k cheaper than people who started with him

    Oliver has a really tough run of games and has the round 13 bye.

    I already have Merrett, Sloane and Oliver, and I’m getting Macrae this week

    redherringfc · 17/05/2019 at 05:55

    Macrae. He is exceptional value at the moment.

BrownlowBoy · 16/05/2019 at 20:38

Team is cooked this week.

    Rick Grimes · 16/05/2019 at 21:13

    I'm going to have Atkins or Gibbons on field. Not the best.

      BrownlowBoy · 16/05/2019 at 21:15

      I'm going to have both at this point!

      Cogs, Constable, Drew all out throws a spanner in the works for my trade plans.

      Don't think Atkins plays to be honest, probably a late out for Constable as Atkins didn't train this week.

        hedski · 16/05/2019 at 22:01

        Is Drew out?

          Rocksta_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:04

          Drew extended bench. Doubt he’ll be out

          Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:05

          I’ve heard some rumours he will be dropped this week. Not yet confirmed on afl.com but will be eager to see Sunday’s teams tomorrow night

            Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:12

            Yeah I read some things earlier in the day too Holty, and then the article in the Herald Sun saying he could be omitted for Joe Atley after only getting 11 disposals last week.

              Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:25

              I’ve been sort of lucky or smart (depends how you look at it) this week so far by avoiding some of the carnage. Only have Crouch and Drew.
              *Didn’t go Ross as thought Baker was a better option.
              *Didn’t go Cogs as thought he would struggle with the extra attention with Shiels leaving (although that 150 in the first round scared me)
              *And traded out Constable as soon as I lost faith he was best 22.

                Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:34

                Luck and smarts play a part mate, but keep doing what you're doing by trusting your gut instincts cause it's working well so far.

            Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:13

            Sorry I will rephrase that last comment
            ‘Dropped/rested’ is the rumour.

            Rocksta_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:28

            I’ll trade him if that’s the case. He’s made us a bit of coin and with a BE of 66 he’s close to maxed out. At $322K he will also facilitate a decent upgrade.
            Need to wait until final teams tmr to determine this weeks trades.

              Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:34

              Agreed mate

Sam_01 · 16/05/2019 at 21:02

Gee the burgess to hately trade feels bad but boy does that spud have to go, can’t do any loophole action this week with eagles up first! Hopefully josh kelly brings home a big one, brought him in Tis week and gave him the C

Unsullied · 16/05/2019 at 21:14

Any more news on DeGoey injury? Word is he could be a late out.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 21:16

    Bucks said it'll be a late call, on the day.

Stupid Coach · 16/05/2019 at 21:21

Great cheat sheet Matty. Carnage galore this week. I finally get to pull the trigger on Devon Smith this week, however, he is lost so much cash that he is now worth less than the majority of rookies in my team.

I also have Ross, Constable, Joyce , Scott and Coniglio not playing while Parker, Wilkie and Drew have reached their BE's.

Do I downgrade Smith to a rookie mid or forward and upgrade Constable to J Kelly, T Kelly, Bont or Fyfe or do I upgrade Smith to T Kelly (any other suggestions welcome) and downgrade Ross, Constable or Scott to a mid rookie like Hately, Larkey or Stocker.

Help !! My head hurts!!!

Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:10

So what is everyone doing this week if both Hatley and Stocker are named. Do you go with the scoring potential of Hatley but risk him being dropped at anytime? Or do you go with Stocker whose JS seems better but scoring potential seems limited. But he is a potential warm body for the bye rounds which could be extremely valuable.

    Rocksta_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:20

    Very good question Holty. I was thinking the same thing myself earlier. Not sure to be honest mate. I’ll probably go Hately but his JS definitely is a major concern.
    You?

      Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:32

      This is the first time this year I’ve been stumped what to do. Normally by this stage I’m simply playing for league so Hately would be my obvious choice. But playing for overall, those 18 on field come bye round is extremely important. They will be sitting at m9 for me so Stocker could well be the option.
      Hopefully my decision will be made easy tomorrow night if one gets dropped.

    JohnDJ59 · 16/05/2019 at 22:24

    If Hately is named I will be getting him in, with Cogs out this week and maybe next as well, you would think Hately gets a few games, three games should get us 150k+ in cash generation.

      Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:36

      That is a fair call John. If he can get those 3 games in before his bye, would be a very handy pickup

      neil demons delight · 16/05/2019 at 23:17

      Delideo might throw a spanner in it John even with that low score Stocker for me

        JohnDJ59 · 17/05/2019 at 00:12

        I did say if named Neil, if he isn't and Stocker is, then I go with Stocker, since I need the downgrade to be able to upgrade Ross.

    Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:37

    Think I'm gonna pass on Hately…just can't trust his Coach. I'll get Stocker if named cause I have Ross. LTI

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 00:39

    There is Rowbottom for $117k.

Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:25

2366 people need to reverse their overcooked Brayden Ham trade.

    Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:27

    😂 Very true

    Rocksta_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:30

    Not much Ham on Brayden unfortunately, both physically and as a cash cow (or should it be cash pig?).

      Russty_ · 16/05/2019 at 22:33

      Hehe, he's now about as useful as last year's Christmas Ham.

        Holty01 · 16/05/2019 at 22:42

        Now come on boys, stop taking the pig out of him.

          AuroraBorealis?! · 17/05/2019 at 10:25

          Yeah lets relax guys, he's really getting ham-mered at the moment

Soothsayer · 16/05/2019 at 22:35

Looking to the future – how cheap are Devon Smith, Robbie Gray, jack Gunston, and maybe Buddy going to be if they can turn their form around?

    neil demons delight · 16/05/2019 at 23:20

    Are any relevant ?

    Derek · 16/05/2019 at 23:47

    If you haven’t made enough cash to get the top 6, you will need to look at those players.

    I like Robbie as my F7/M9. Port play Swans, North and Fremantle for our finals, all Saturday games to loop him.

    Rick Grimes · 17/05/2019 at 08:03

    I'm interested in Gunston this week. 99, 93 last two. Can he maintain a 95 ave from here out? I think so, which at $400k makes him massively underpriced.

    Lot talk about will he be top 8 overall. That's only pertinent before season starts. Should be asking will he be top 8 from when i buy him.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 16/05/2019 at 23:13

Pop quiz.

Do you trade down a rookie who Is maxed out like gibbons or a rookie who has more cash to make but isn't playing like constable or drew?

Gibbons probably will make $30k more over next 3 weeks but is playing whereas constable can make that in a week….???

Which way do you jump?

    TBone_9 · 16/05/2019 at 23:33

    I reckon you keep Gibbons there Trigga. If it ever comes down to needing a scoring rookie he will be right there for you. Could be carnage this week with the possible late outs waiting to happen though!

    Derek · 16/05/2019 at 23:41

    I have got rid of non playing rookies. Burgess, Scott and Clark I traded out.

    Had only one non playing rookie last week, Bines.

    Result has been my team value is pushing $13mil.

    Cash is king

    I’ll keep Constable this week and trade out Atkins, need a VC loophole as Bibes plays Friday.

      Derek · 17/05/2019 at 00:37

      And Setterfield

    DavidC · 17/05/2019 at 06:34

    I tend to hold non playing rooks if they still have cash to make as long as I still have bench cover. However things change when the byes approach as you need warm bodies to field 18 players. So I might trade Constable just before the byes if he is still not playing.

Lenny · 16/05/2019 at 23:26

Wow! Thanks for the info fella's, still learning about this league.

Lenny · 16/05/2019 at 23:31

What about Heeney? He's lost 100,000 over the last 3 weeks and score has dropped 5 weeks in a row

    Rick Grimes · 17/05/2019 at 06:39

    Getting pushed forward too much. I think that changes soon and he'll score well. Still reckon he's top 8 fwd by season end so won't be trading out.

SamJ · 17/05/2019 at 07:45

What’s everyone think about Mundy? Heeney to Mundy trade on the table?

    Ja191 · 17/05/2019 at 08:18

    Na heeney will be top 8 keep him. Plus blakely comes in which might effect mundys scoring

      Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 10:00

      Mundy a bit pricey at the moment. Mitch Robinson is scoring well ( 3 x 100+ scores on the trot) and would be a very interesting POD only in 2,100 teams.

      Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:34

      watch Mundy's TOG with Blakely back. he might go back to 65%

    Lenny · 18/05/2019 at 12:03

    I upgraded Heeney for T Kelly

Ja191 · 17/05/2019 at 08:19

Was gonna bring merrett in for coniglio, does Shiel out effect him – possibly more attention?

    DavidC · 17/05/2019 at 08:56

    Shiel is not out, maybe you mean Smith.

      Ja191 · 17/05/2019 at 09:35

      Oh lol operation merrett is still a go

TelescopicCox · 17/05/2019 at 08:34

Cogs out, M.Crouch facing a fitness test. My bench of Hayes & Setterfield doesn't fill me with confidence in covering them.

Would you go Cogs & Wilkie (via DPP) to J.Kelly & Hately?

    Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 09:56

    Hately has been dropped twice and has low JS. Not important now but will be during the byes.

DILDOR · 17/05/2019 at 08:53

I have 23 trades left before this week with enough cash in the bank to go Walsh up to j.Kelly as I had planned. What do I do with Coniglio? I feel like I have a lot of underperforming premiums at the moment and now might be a good chance to rectify that? Have Brayshaw, b.crouch Coniglio and Walsh. Is it better to hold Walsh and go cogs up to Kelly? Is 21 trades at the end of this week a reasonable spot to be in?

    Sam_01 · 17/05/2019 at 09:18

    I’m in a similar position mate but I had Steele, I’ve traded him to kelly and kept Walsh, I’m eyeing in Fyfe and Neale to finnish my mids and Walsh’s bye suits my team for an easy upgrade there!

    Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 09:55

    Cogs was much better value when he had a low start price last year. Hopper and Taranto are taking his points this year.

    I would hold Walsh and would move Brayshaw on first.

Steve · 17/05/2019 at 09:15

Just wondering who will be in the top 8 Fwds this year?

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:33

    Kelly, Danger, Boak, Heeney, Hawkins, Mundy*, Walters*, Dunkley

    * will depend a lot on Blakely's midfield time.

Daniel · 17/05/2019 at 09:23

Is Angus Brayshaw ever going to return even an M8 type of ave. this season? i still got 2 rookies and walsh on my mid field so hate trading him out but, PEEEEHEW he stinks atm

    Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 09:52

    I have punted Brayshaw a couple of weeks ago. I think he is a victim of the 6,6,6 and wont get to the heady levels of last year.

      Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:27

      he is a victim of Viney only being able to play in the guts. Jones has worked his way back in there as well, so Brayshaw gets pushed to the wing. The melbourne wings are a cold and lonely place.

KSinny · 17/05/2019 at 09:27

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)

    Ja191 · 17/05/2019 at 09:34

    I like yeo instead of gaff, similar price

      KSinny · 17/05/2019 at 09:46

      I like yep too for his ceiling but Gaff much more consistent

    Daniel · 17/05/2019 at 09:36

    Gaff for me

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:24

    do you really think Crouch will not play?

Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 09:50

Hi all – who to punt this week… Libba or Heeney.

Libba isn't carrying an injury and has been named in the center (though does that mean anything???),

Thinking Heeney and Gibbons to MacRae and Stocker (though tossing up Scrimshaw to Answerth which will generate more $) …

Thoughts would be welcome

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:23

    Libba won't be top 8 mid. Heeney probably will be top 8 forward. He just needs to get Buddy back so he can get into the guts

    Lenny · 18/05/2019 at 12:05

    I booted Heeney for Y Kelly and Gibbons for Laird…in prep for future weeks

Binga · 17/05/2019 at 09:55

Thoughts pls Walsh and Cogs out to Rocky and Sloane??

    Swoosh111 · 17/05/2019 at 10:16

    Rocky is a rollercoaster. Slone has a couple of hard tags coming in the next month (De Boer and Hutchings).. He typically doesn't score well with a good tag.

      Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:20

      Sloane has been playing alot in the forward line this year, because of BCrouch. as a result he hasn't had much attention…. yet.

      as an owner i'm not happy about him being forward but he has been having an impact and so far scoring ok

ROB14 · 17/05/2019 at 10:01

Duncan vs Yeo?

Hately vs Stocker?

    Derek · 17/05/2019 at 11:21

    i'm thinking about WCE mids when dog dog comes back after the byes. Gaff is probably my first choice, but yeo not far behind

      ROB14 · 17/05/2019 at 11:38

      I probably should wait till then but I'm probably not going to haha..

FearTheBeard · 17/05/2019 at 10:39

Do I move Cogs? Anyone got any idea on how long he's out for?

    TOPHAWK1 · 17/05/2019 at 13:03

    G'day mate. I have Cogs and M Crouch. I am not exactly sure how long he is out for, but what I do know he will miss this week and his form over the last month has been very ordinary. I have an opportunity to switch him for Josh Kelly. I reckon I might pull the trigger on Cogs and get JK the jet into my side. Good luck in what you decide to do. Cheers mate.

      FearTheBeard · 17/05/2019 at 13:10

      Do I go JKelly and bring one of the rookies in? It's a bit of a sidewards move my only concern 😐

      Beezneez · 17/05/2019 at 14:10

      I don't like trading premos but with M Crouch, Coniglio, Constable and Ross out it's forced my hand. Cogs to J Kelly for me as well and Constable to Hately or Stocker if Hately doesn't make the cut. Had planned to get in Macrae and then Kelly but have reversed it cos Kelly should be more expensive next week and Macrae should stay about the same. Also, don't think Macrae will score as well against Geelong' mids.

        Beezneez · 17/05/2019 at 14:17

        Ps. Agree with tophawk thst his form has been ordinary lately. Thought I'd pulled a masterstroke when picked him round 1 when Kelly was injured and he pulled out a 154. Happy to move him for Kelly (Hopefully he stays on the park).

    TelescopicCox · 17/05/2019 at 14:31

    I'm thinking of doing the same at TH and going Cogs to Kelly. Cogs over Neale will haunt me all season

DavidC · 17/05/2019 at 13:45

Matt Crouch has been ruled out.

TelescopicCox · 17/05/2019 at 14:37

Walsh & Cogs > Sloane & Dunkley?

Or

Cogs & Rookie > J.Kelly & Rookie

    Lenny · 18/05/2019 at 12:08

    I went Heeney to T Kelly and Walsh to Sloane

Go Dees · 17/05/2019 at 15:11

Thinking that S Walsh has peaked and now's the time to pull the pin. Can trade him for J Kelly and have $200 in the bank, reckon it's worth it?

    Hazey · 17/05/2019 at 16:57

    I'm looking at the same or a double downgrade

Beezneez · 17/05/2019 at 15:21

Dejavu. Constable is back in. Wait for another late change on Sunday and he'll be back out again.

    Beezneez · 17/05/2019 at 15:30

    Ps in for Atkins.

neil demons delight · 17/05/2019 at 16:29

Can't wait to see JOEL GARNER ripping thru them

    Russty_ · 17/05/2019 at 18:02

    Go Big Bird!

Jake · 17/05/2019 at 16:30

Macrae v Jelly &
Stocker v Rowbottom

Redd · 17/05/2019 at 17:36

Rowbottom any 1?? Gotta be a better option than stocker surely!!

neil demons delight · 17/05/2019 at 18:50

moore a late out ?

    silversovereign · 17/05/2019 at 21:30

    Fml. Absolute carnage this week. Cogs Ross, menegola, drew and now Moore. I can’t take this sh..it no Moore!

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 17/05/2019 at 18:58

Bloody hell shakers you are a great font of knowledge.

Make the early calls and majority of times spot on

Nailed it again and again before changes eventuate.

Take note the guy knows this stuff ! <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👏" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f44f.svg"&gt;

FearTheBeard · 17/05/2019 at 19:15

Rowbottom & Stocker in, Atkins & Ross out? Or try get a premium in this week?

    FearTheBeard · 17/05/2019 at 19:35

    Or do I bite the bullet take Cogs out and go JKelly or Dunkley and bank another 80k? and downgrade the other for Stocker?

      Lenny · 18/05/2019 at 12:09

      I would go dunkley-t kelly and or sloane

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