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PODCAST | But Where Have All The Rookies Gone?

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To paraphrase Patch “Noah Batla is the single greatest Supercoach selection to have ever lived. He’s the greatest Supercoacher to have ever Supercoached bar NONE.” And if it wasn’t for the great man we wouldn’t have a single field-worthy rookie (O’Brien excluded) to discuss.

The news doesn’t get better for coaches looking for downgrade options with effectively no viable selections putting their hands up heading into Round 10.

Maybe it’s good that we have no rookies…maybe we should save the trade!

Speaking of trades, Lek doesn’t have many and Patch wants to know what’s par. How many trades do you have heading into Round 10? Let us know in the comments!

PS – The podcast is now on Spotify for your listening pleasure!


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Lazza

So much for the greatest draft of all time …

Rivo

23 trades remaining and next to no cash. Considering Walsh & Parker to Sloane & Young. Too soon?

SC_Kev7

If you can do the Walsh trade without the second one then yes. Not sold on Young. 8 touches, 2 goals. Yuck. Will score next to nothing if he’s held goalless

Rivo

Cheers Kev. Cupboards pretty bare for rooks this week. Can’t do the single trade so it may be a hold this week.

Sharkmove_King

Great point Kev, and if he was able to sustain 2 goals week he would be up there with the best small forwards in the competition, as 44 goals in a season would be considered an excellent return for any small forward

Beezneez

Word from Adelaide sport report saying Sloane may be used in a tagging role. Make of that what you may. Paper says Crows are wary of Eagles midfield.

TOPHAWK1

Beware of the Hutchings tag going to Sloane mate.

Tommo09

Is it worth going early on anyone this week?

Trades

Garner, Atley or Fort? Young a worry but gees, there is nothing coming in the fwd line.

COREYSC

Young also has a handy Bye

KSinny

20 trades left and $30k for me

Gainsy

16 trades. 600k in bank. 5 left to turnover to be full premo.

Maverick_

look forward too having a look into this new josh lloyd bloke pumping out 141s haha
loving the podcasts this year fellas, great work!
I have 19 trades remaining with 230k in bank so that's not ideal at all.

Mattyboy

20 trades left and 50k but looking to being in Whitfield this week and boak next which will leave me 16 and 1 non premo in my side

NO means YES

don't forget the lube … oh, and protection .. haha

COREYSC

24 Trades Left and 39K

The Mighty Wokkas

What’s the go with Zac Williams? Is he a must trade? I have really liked how he has scored for me so far this season.

Hawks

Keep, if you can. He may miss a week with a tight hamstring, but reckon they just played it very safe given they were 60+ points up at 1/2 time.

Williams was on fire in a game where the ball was stuck in the forward line

Sam_01

I thought I had traded quite well haha prioritising rookies and cash gen but maybe not lol 19 left 150k in the bank
1. Drew 2. Moore 3.wilkie 4.duursma 5. Walsh. 6. Stack
All to go…hopefully smith and Williams can be keepers, gonna need roughly 1.1 mill to finnish it all up only currently have 600k worth of viable downgrade cash to make off my bench (ROB,Parker,Lockhart)

Browncow

Have all four of them too Rocksta. Rocky was cleared so good to go there. Crouch should get up having almost got on the plane last week but one report did say small tear not corkie. Have Danger sitting on my bench in anticipation – you would think Duncan, Ablett, Kelly and Selwood could take care of Gold Coast.

j959

22 left with $170k …

4 rookies on field, plus Darcy Moore …

With lack of downgrade options, might have to wait til bye rounds to finish the upgrading cycle??

SC_Kev7

Not great I reckon. Stanley will replace Abbott, then there’s Esava, Buzza, Zac Smith all going for the second tall spot

BadgerHoney7

Is Brodie Smith a keeper?

Derek

No. Not when you look at what else you have in defence this year.

The Ranger

He shouldn't be but a lot of people will end up having to keep him.

Swans2012

I’m hoping him and Williams might be able to share the d6 d7 role,

Derek

This is the time of the season where we all need to do a bit of math. Spreadsheets if possible, but I’m a bit old fashion and, like the accountant with constipation, prefer to work it out with a pencil.

It’s fairly simple maths, in one column you list all your non-keeper player, including the bench players.

Next to each non-keeper put their current price.

In the next column put the price you think you would be able to sell that player for (example Lockhart $257k current price, sell price $307k)

Add up all the sell prices.

Be bold, I would include Smith as a non-keeper

I currently have 14 non-keeper players and their estimated total sell value is $4392k

I have included Bines in the calculations.

Take away from this total your bench players, assuming we can find some. Let’s assume we keep Bines and we need another 7 bench players at $123k each. That is $963k min on bench. Some will want a better bench, such as a Hoff or RGray etc, if that is case you need to factor that in. I think I can get Robbie for around $395k, therefore my bench price will be $1235k.

Take $1235k away from $4392 I have $3157 to spend on my 6 keepers.

That works out to be $526k per keeper.

Ouch!

To be a bit more scientific, I listed my preferred keepers to come in, and added up their current price. The total was $3393, leaving me $236k to ‘find’.

To ‘find’ I mean another good rookie, another trade.

To hatch this plan, I will need 14 trades (replacing my 13 non-keepers (Bines stays) with 6 keepers, 6 rookies and 1 decent DPP bench cover, plus 1 more rookie upgrade). I only have 19 trades.

Gulp.

I suggest everyone does a bit of math this week, either working out what your average keeper buy price is with what you have and good luck staying under your budget, or taking the next step and calculate how much you need to ‘find’ to get to your best team. For me, it might be Neale becomes a Bont to get there.

Let us know what your numbers look like

redherringfc

I admire your dedication and mathematical ability.

I’ve gone to as much trouble as I can working out I need 6 premiums; being Lloyd, Laird, Boak, Merret (having trouble finding mid 8, could be Bont) Kelly and Kelly. I’m working on 2 trades per premium, plus one extra to cover that week where I fall just short. So 13 in total. That leaves me with 6 trades. And full premium round 14 or 15.

I’ll burn 2 to generate some extra cash before finals. So 4 going into finals if I avoid LTI. I’m going for league glory, but could all fall apart in the preliminaries (or earlier).

COREYSC

So I did the Calculations mate and I came up with 513K per premium as my average buying price
My trade plans will have me 13 trades left after the byes with B.Smith, B.Crouch and Young as my D6, M8 and F6
So full premium round 15 or 16 but with those three as my final three B.Smith and B.Crouch could be keepers so upgrading Young, B.Crouch and B.Smith would leave me with 5-6 left coming into finals

TommyC99

Really like your thinking Derek, but what about players such as Hayes and Stocker? Who we are questioning whether they will even get a game let alone be able to predict how much they will make? Would you just work it out as if they will play the next few weeks? ie Hayes is 201k with a 34 BE you’d hope he could get to 230-235k at some stage?

Derek

you Need a bit of flexibility and run some low number and some high numbers.

Hayes could score 100 on the weekend.

If you factor he will get $250 but you end up dumping him for $210, you need to ‘find’ another $40k or Hawkins becomes Buddy.

Derek

i think Higgo would approve

Ken

Is marshall a good get as f6? He's averaging 97 for the season and scored a 90 against Grundy and is pretty cheap at 430k … Will he continue to be the number 1 ruck at saints till seasons end…surely?

Ken

450k*

Brn

Due to injuries I'm brining him in this week.

Won't be able to get to full prem otherwise, and reckon he is good to hold his 98 average. Consistent, and guess we will see how high his ceiling is

Russty_

Could do worse Ken, he's the number 1 Ruck now and is owning the spot, can kick goals and does good things around the ground as well….. like taking contested marks, and tackling.
If Longer takes his spot from here I'll eat my hat!

Stacky23

Thoughts on going early on Connor blakely as a bit of a pod?
Also is it smart to hold rookies with job security such as Stack and Duursma as no rookies really fill me with confidence

Derek

They just become the last ones traded, especially if they are playing round 13

Nozzy

1. Worth trading Duursma out in order to get Whitfield?
2. Or do I keep Duursma for byes and trade Hore instead?
3. Trade Drew out for Boak?
4. Petch and Setterfield -> Boak and Young?

Any advice appreciated

Cheers,

Sj34

Traded Whitfield in at worst possible time, stuck fat and have been rewarded. Top 3 defender. Won’t get much cheaper imo

Derek

get Whitfield now.

Boak you get round 13 after his bye

Soothsayer

Whitfield or Lloyd?

Derek

Purely bye round for me. I need r13 players, so Whitfield.

Am worried that Melbourne will tag him again

SJ34

Moore and duursma to rookie (young, atley or Garner) and either Hurn or Lloyd?

Who’s a more important in? Lloyd or Hurn?

Also trying to decide if Tom Stewart is a top 6?

Also open to other suggestions.

Whitfield, Sicily, Smith, Hore, Duursma, Scrimshaw, (Clark, Answerth)

Cripps, Mcrae, Fyfe, Kelly, O’Meara, Rockliff, B Crouch, Walsh, (gibbons, setterfield, Hayes)

Gawn, Mumford, fort

Boak, danger, Kelly, Greene, Moore, drew, (Balta, Corbett)

Holty01

Great pod guys.๐Ÿ‘
21 trades left 22k
Had a average week but strangely enough if I had Corbett on field instead of bloody Setterfield I’d be sitting 15 overall. Can’t complain though as I’ve been fairly lucky with my rookies onfield this year.
Hopefully this week will bring some luck to the community as last week was horrendous

COREYSC

I think its good he kicked three goals and Esava has struggled to replicate his form from last year a poor performance this week would warrant him being dropped but who knows with Chris Scott

Daniel

Double upgrade for me this week.
First upgrade is Walsh to Macrae. Not set on the second yet though.

Who to upgrade Duursma to, Whitfield or T. Kelly?

Any thoughts would be great.

Cheers

MAD MIKE

Whitfield easy choice mate. I'd take Neale over Macrae if you don't already have him.

Sana

Whitfield the better bye for most teams too.

Twilightingale

Most teams would have 2 or all 3 off Laird, Williams, Smith. All have the same bye as Whitfield

TommyC99

Def is looking heavy round 14 but should be able to get 19-20’playing pretty comfortably if you semi planned

Daniel

Thanks.
Yeah already got Neale.

PizzaSafety

Dangerfield to Noah Balta is the perfect arbitrage move.

steveclarke07

Hurn or Whitfield? Who to get in this week? Probably can’t afford the other for awhile!

Lloyd, Williams, Smith, Hore, Duursma and Paton (Answorth, McKay) with $150k in the bank

BaltaGoat

Balta our scores the pair of them if you can use Darcy Moore’s swing

redherringfc

I think if you get Whitfield this week and Hurn in a couple (as opposed to the other way) you’ll do it for less money.

dontblushbaby

I am looking at Dusty, watched him live last sunday and he looked good , more involved and hunted the ball, plays Round 12 , only 503k , BE – 73 , could be value imo to get to full premo

Going to the Dreamtime game and that might even sway more to bring him in

UpBeat

I agree he's very tempting. Soldo's tap work helped Dusty get into the game and perform like we know he can. If Soldo gets rubbed out I hope the Tigers can replace him. Not sure.who with maybe Balta?

Swans2012

I’ve also been considering this dbb, both him and heeney look great value, just gotta get my head around possibly trading in 2 blokes I traded out earlier! Heeney @450k is tempting me more than Martin!

Russty_

He's a gun midfielder if he's in the midfield Swans,..if he's stuck fwd he scores like shit. re Heeney

Derek

He scores well in forward line as long as swans are playing well (or easy opponent) and the ball is getting to the forward line.

Collingwood, Cats and WCE are their next 3 matches

Russty_

Still wouldn't trust Dusty to deliver for you in the final weeks dbb, he seems to just pick his weeks to appear to really care about Football.

GloryDays94

Hey Guys any help and suggestions is welcome.
Thinking I need to downgrade atleast Parker this week, probably hold Gibbons for one more.

19 trades and only 14k in the bank

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

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

Gawn, Goldstein (Sweet)

Boak, Dangerfield, Kelly, Heeney, Dunkley, Setterfield (Corbett, Parker)

Sj34

Duursma to Whitfield or alternatively Lloyd. Gotta get them in

NO means YES

Always read, rarely reply. See a lot of questions asked that never get an answer so here's one for you GD94 .. Probably hold on your backline this week and hope Answerth gets a game. If you can find some cash from the other lines you can potentially do the double upgrade with Hore and Duursma in the next couple weeks. With only 19 trades left and 14g's Burgess may have to become a season-long captain loophole (haven't checked game times for GC).

Rucks can hold too as realistically Goldy to Grundy is the only move and both will probably hold at around current prices.

Forwards has hopefully 5 keepers but might not be not much money (or points) in those rookies. Setterfield has last bye + DPP so hold him and hope he keeps playing.

That leaves the mids where you have 1 stud, 1 steer, 2 spuds and a wounded soldier. The best move is probably a double down this week with a view to at least one upgrade the following round. Despite the points he is giving you Walsh needs to go. Just my opinion but with the lack of decent rookie options, let alone any bubble boys, his replacement should be someone you think may get a game post byes or in the latter rounds. See Baron's Round the Grounds for informed potential options. Someone like Nick Hind, who is yet to debut but got games in the pre-season, would be one you could look at. Gibbons shouldn't lose too much cash if you hold for a week or so. Also, he has that Rd 14 bye. Hayes may not get selected but only brings 80-100g's to the treasury's coffers. Scott is maybe another option for season long captain loophole (got concussed in B grade) and also brings nothing to the kitty. Ross wont be back for a while so he could be sent to market. I'd look to find another future rookie with DPP (Mid/For). Allowing for 2 rooks @ $117,000 you will have a warchest of about $450,000. Next week probably upgrade Duursma for around 200g's, leaving you with 250,000 or so and 16 trades. With that balance you should be able to paint the fence through the byes to a full premium side.

Ryan

Need some helps lads

I really need to do some downgrades because even though im ranked 2000 I got Clark and Answerth on the field with no money in the bank with not many rookies to downgrade. Should I go early on Atley and young for Atkins and Setterfield so next week I can upgrade Clark next week or just wait out on Clark till the byes

Saritz

I think hold Setterfield until his bye if you can, but keep him on your bench. Ignore his scoring last round, he simply had a shocker (like the rest of his team mates). He is working into the year/career slowly but he has talent! I think he is capable of some 80+ games and Carlton has a good month of opponents

TelescopicCox

Early move is Wilkie & O’Brien to Atley & Whitfield. Thoughts? FWD line is still weak so will depend on Dangers availability

TommyC99

I don’t mind it personally. Except I’m going early on young. I’d be a little concerned about Atley with Drew dominating the SANFL. Although the same could be said re Young’s overall scoring potential

Flash

i reckon hately will get named if cognilio doesnt get up to play so if u don't have him i'd recommend

Shake_n_bake

McEvoy out for up to 6 weeks

Soothsayer

Goodbye hawks

Sj34

Who’s a more important in? Lloyd or Hurn? Already have Whitfield, would struggle to get the other in the week after

Soothsayer

I’m trying to decide between Lloyd and Whitfield, I think burn is too high at the moment

Soothsayer

Saw earlier you were looking to get Whitfield. If you got Lloyd and him you can’t go wrong….. unless you do.

Soothsayer

What ever happened to Tobe Watson from freo? I thought he was likely to get early games.

Saritz

Didn’t Stuart Dew eat him after one of their pre-season games? I think it was him

Kym

That was just an entree

Rich_Mahogany

Is Ben Cunnington a genuine supercoach option? Current average of 112 with a low of 91, seems to be a lot of upside and no one is really looking at him. Just wary that he's never been a true supercoach option in past years and I could be getting sucked in

Flash

i've got him, great undercover POD choice bro

Rich_Mahogany

Yeah 2% of teams with that average has me seriously considering him. Its kind of a toss between him, Sloane or Treloar for what I can afford and the POD factor might do it for me.

Flash

I also have Luke Parker who has served me well posting a 150+ last week and Treloar who has scored over 100 the last 5 weeks

Flash

My other POD i would recommend is Elliot Yeo who is on fire

Maverick_

As a treloar owner id be staying clear.
He scores 50 in three quarters then somehow finds 50 in the last to ton up. It’s a very painful 2 hours when the pies play every week. Yeo looks good if u don’t mind his bye

Russty_

Hey Rocksta, I read in an article Scott said Ratatouille will come back in if he's ready, not sure why, Fort played mostly forward and was much better than the former has been in 8 games.
Abbott will probs be in as long as Stanley is out, not sure how long that is, cause I've been too busy this week.

Russty_

Good call getting rid of Parker mate, he's a spud and is way too unreliable, I can't do it this week.
Still tossing up whether to trade at all this week or burn another 2.
I am pretty low ….don't want to say how many lol

Russty_

Hey good luck Rocksta, every year is a learning process mate, I hope your strategy works out for you.
You know what really fck'd me last year was 3 injury outs in my grand final round.
Had to play 3 bloody rookies on field.

TommyC99

I hate trading in rookies early but ive only got 50k in the bank and i think i need to get Whitfield in ASAP. Don't think hes gonna shoot up in price but should feast in the dees and suns in the next couple of weeks.

ROB – Young
Parker – Whitfield (Burgess swings to fwd line, him and moore on same line)

I was hoping to hold ROB till round 14 so could get an extra player on field for round 13, but thinking whitfield is too good to pass up on. I also liked the look of Garner so i could trade Scrim/duursma – Garner instead, but im hoping to hold at least one of those 2 during the few couple of byes.
Any thoughts would be great guys. Happy to post my team if it helps!

Russty_

He's absolutely a cash cow Rocksta, ripe for the milking.
You either brought him in to convert to a fwd or other premo or to be your actual ruck, either way, we all need Gawn and Grundy eventually.

Browncow

Planning to use my ROB money to turn Drew into McCrae. Hopefully bank 50 points a week and maybe save a donut this weekend.

Derek

Jacobs is listed as 1 week on crows injury list.

Bez

Mcevoy out for Fort??

Is it too risky

Flash

Fort's job security could be very risky so if he can manage to stay in the side then its a good trade

Rick

Don't do it. Once Fort gets dropped $117 doesn't buy you much as a replacement.

Maverick_

I don’t recommend it at all. I went Goldy to ROB on the bubble banked 400k and I don’t think it paid off at all now I’m left scratching my head wondering how I’ll afford grundy.

DavidC

Stanley and the Rat should be back this week. Abbott and Fort probable outs.

Derek

You wouldn’t sleep at night

Russty_

I think Fort was just an experiment to see if he could cut it, he was pretty average in JLT from memory, they've already said Stanley and Ratagoolies will come back in if fit, so forget Fort for now, make other plans.

Russty_

Hi Bez, if you had Big boy as your R2, I'd suggest trading a cashed up rookie and Big Mac for someone like Grundy or Gawn.
You need em both anyway, now could be the time to get what you need.

FeverVFX

Thoughts on my current team?

D: Hurn, Whitfield, Smith, Witherden, Hore, Duursma (lockhart, ainsworth)
M: Cripps, Fyfe, Macrae, Treloar, Parker, M Crouch, Rockliff, Walsh (gibbons, stocker, hayes)
R: Grundy, Goldstein (o'brien)
F: Kelly, Dangerfield, Billings, Dahlhaus, Baker, Drew (wicks, bolton)

16 trades left
– already made my first trade being darcy moore to hurn and i now have $15000 in the bank so probs gonna hold but stuck on what to do in following weeks to come

Derek

Why Moore. He is a better player than a lot of the rookies you have?

I’d look at getting rid of your rookies first

Not sure Hurn will be good for your byes. Plus you are paying overs for him.

FeverVFX

Damn didn’t see it that way thank you, helping me not shoot myself in the foot come to bye rounds, which rookies would you recommend trading out? Possibly Duursma or offload on O’brien?

FeverVFX

Also not a lot of good cheap guys on the bubble to come in this week

Shake_n_bake

Williams out this week

TommyC99

Just this week shake?

Maverick_

Leon only confirmed this week Tommy but we know how conservative GWS are with injuries. The way I’m burning trades and little cash generation I have I may be forced to hold no matter the length.

Unsullied

Afl website says could be a couple of weeks.
Hopefully they're wrong.

Shake_n_bake

Collins won’t play

Lazza

Our for 6 weeks – confirmed by GCS

TelescopicCox

Hopefully a recall for Burgess down back

Pranav

Burgess plays as a small forward unfortunately

TelescopicCox

No Moore this week. Coupled with no Williams and possibly no Danger, could be a rough week

TommyC99

Already carnage and its only Wednesday arvo!

Daz

50% of the comp will be in the same boat, should make this week interesting.

Maverick_

Danger should play. Just milking it again looking for the media spotlight his a show pony I’ll be surprised if he misses TC.

Gainsy

Looking at duursma to whitfield and walsh to neale. Had been waiting for neale to have a bad game but…

KeenButClueless

Having a very bad season, but this week will be a new low point

Williams
Moore
Zac Jones
Lycett
Danger

Crouch – test

Answerth
Clark
Hayes – form may see them dumped

Scott
Burgess
Bines – already certified as dead

Looking at multiple donuts.

Really want to trade Parker, but with that list, he may survive.

Can we get this week over and move on to next week?

Yeahnah

Sheesh I thought I was in a rough position

TommyC99

Yeah its been a tough few weeks Keen. Thought i had my trades locked in loaded this week but already a few outs. Very concerned with Hayes, if he gets dropped its probably the end of him. Answerth SHOULD still get picked with Bailey out. Crouch was close to boarding the plane last week so logic suggests he should be right, then again Moore was originally picked last week and still hasn't gotten up for this week.

Holty01

Ouch Keen. I have all except Lycett and Jones.

Maverick_

Paddy Dangerfield is such a drama queen. Why does he feel he needs to over exaggerate injuries? It’s been reported he’s made a rapid recovery, off crutches and a great chance to play this weekend. Fingers crossed he plays against GC it’s not like the cats will need him so I can see a rest coming after two ‘injuries’. I Have williams & Moore our already with limited options on the bench who I trust.

COREYSC

I don't think he makes a big deal the media just overreacted as usual!! Everytime Paddy gets injured the world panics I never worry like I've said many times this season the man is unbreakable!

Dash

For those who held Libba like me! he has lost 87K since he spiked at 493K. Do I just hold for now until the Round 12 Bye?

KSinny

May aswell unless u can upgrade with 1 trade

Dash

Unfortunately I only have 20K which makes him a bit hard to shift, unless I downgrade a Parker or Collins, then I could go to another mid. Just not sure if it's great value though, considering he has dropped so much and continues to with a BE of 95. Playing kangaroos I think, so could hope for a miracle.

KSinny

Yeh probably just hold until after his bye and hope he doesn't lose too much more cash. Who knows maybe bevo puts hi back in the guts and he starts spitting our 100's again.

Derek

Yes. Hold him and play him, he should do better than what the rookies are doing. And like the rookies, he just needs one good score to turn it around and jump back to $450k+

If you still have rookies on field, I know it’s tempting to deal with other issues like Libba, but the elimination of the rookies off your field must be priority.

If Libba ends up as your M8, you’ve done a good job.

Insert Walsh for Libba In above

Derek

hold him until all the rookies have gone

Nick

Hey Derek would you give the same advice re Hoff. I held him two weeks ago based on some bad advice here which I now regret. He has lost even more is he now worth keeping , given his current price or will he continue to spud up?

Derek

I got Hoff two weeks ago. I thought he had bottomed in price.

I will 100% hold him as my F7/R3 cover

He should be doing better but with Dixon out he has been playing fullforward.

He should get a boost this week with Lycett out, he should get a bit of the centre work.

Dash

Do you think Walsh is the same too? Just hold and hope he keeps punching out 80s until the bye?

Derek

Yes. Get rid of all the other rookies first. If Walsh slips to M8 you have done well.

KSinny

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

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

RUC: Gawn, Grundy (O'Brien)

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

Hey community, would really appreciate some advice on my team, currently thinking on going ROB to Young and Moore to either Neale or Whitfield. I've got 20 trades and $30k. Thanks guys

Derek

Can you keep Moore? Or you just think he has to go? Or you trading him just to avoid a donut

I would trade out ROB and Petruccrlle to Young and Whitfield ( swing Moore forward and play Balta on field.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

The following teams had immunity this week

Div 1 – Mumford_and_slugs
Div 2 – Tydesy22
Div 3 – Stompers
Div 4 – demons delight
Div 5 – Holt

This became very important this week, In Division 2, Tydesy22 had the second lowest score but was able to use their immunity to dump Treloar and Order out of the competition instead of them. lives to fight another day. bad luck there Treloar and order.

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 – The Try Agains & Sure Betts

Div 2 – Scorpions FC & Treloar and Order

Div 3 – Lear's Misfits & Boodetime

Div 4 – Rust Buckets & K.Sinny

Div 5 – Shinboners & Peck's Wunderteam

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 – The Nakia 3310s (2283)
Div 2 – dontclushbaby (2404)
Div 3 – Kick it to me @SCT (2284)
Div 4 – King Winter (2279)
Div 5 – Cramit(2272)

Down to the last 8 (9 in one division) and only two weeks to go before we have out finalists, if you can grab the immunity necklace this week you are guaranteed to make it to the Champions league.

Champions League will start after the byes.

Good luck everyone

Maverick_

Thanks for running this Derek it was a great competition & something different! The injuries and outs got too me this week unfortunately.

TommyC99

Jeez i'm the first unlucky victim of the immunity neckless. Ah well surprised i made it this far. Loved the concept derek. Good luck everyone else!

Derek

I think immunity necklace was used twice in the very first round.

You were very unlucky as there was about 80pts between the bottom 2 and you.

Holty01

Awesome again Derek

Derek

As the weeks go by it’s getting tougher to stay alive.

40 teams left but 10 will be eliminated this week and 10 the next week. Half the remaining will go.

Russty_

I knew my number would be up this week with my cruddy score, good stuff Derek thanks, this was fun.

Derek

At the pointy end, one slip and gone. Bad luck mate.

Russty_

Cheers Derek, but actually bad choices this week, could've done much better but them's the breaks, it was still a blast and I made the top 12 ๐Ÿ™‚

NoLanguage96

See ya guys! My worst week of SC in two years not cracking 2k ๐Ÿ™

Loop

Nooooo….that sounds like the Survivor that just finished. Two players had survived all the twists and turns and the voted out dude got the chance to come back in and then beat them.
I agree that its been a highlight, its the first thing I check each week.

Unsullied

In the same boat, I'm not giving him the satisfaction of trading him until the bye. He wont drop much more in price. And even his crappy scores are better than some of the rookies. eg: Carlton's.

Daz

AFL.com reports ZWilliams is done for a couple with his hammy. Playing for rank do you trade him? I have Answerth and Clark as cover and after their turds on the weekend trading to whitfield seems like a good idea and may net a bonus 100-200 points over playing a rookie for 2 weeks.

Hazey

I'm wondering if they'll just give him a test until after their bye?

Hazey

A rest*

TRIGGA_HAPPY

With the carnage already might consider upgrading Walsh or Rob.

Granted they are both playing but rob is on the bench so making money only.

So have a rook or two on field in mids and def.

Williams out. This would mean 3 in def.
Upgrade Rob to hurn back to two.

Crouch doubtful. Danger?
Upgrade Walsh to Neale again have 2 rooks on ground instead of 3.

Will wait on teams but think time to say thanks but off you go else too many rooks on deck.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Trigga. If ROB is just sitting on your bench as a cash cow, then I would cull him NOW! Has a BE of 84 and may still make a little more cash, but I would turn him into Fort or a ruc patsy and then use the cash for a massive upgrade this week. Grab Hurn or Lloyd right now if you can. I have a different opportunity to cash in ROB. I can swing Westhoff to R2 with Bines DPP and then trade out ROB for a $262K profit. Then pull a set of two double upgrades. One this week and then one next week.

Derek

I’m holding ROB, I need warm bodies for round 13.

Sam_01

Hey trig I’m in a similar spot with spud rookies and 0s floating around, I need to sure up my fwd line
I wanted to keep ROB but he is doing me no favours by sitting on my bench making minimal cash, maybe worth noting he plays big max next round also!
Have gone for a risky trade ROB down to Toby Greene to finnish my fwd line and Darcy Moore up to Whitfield

Brn

Have just enough extra cash to trade
Williams to whitfield
And
Drew to R marshall

Playing for rank. Do it?

TOPHAWK1

Trade 1 yes. Not sure about trade 2. Drew should be back after running riot in the magoos last week. Drew might score well again and make you some more cash.

FeverVFX

Drew if named should pump out a good score (fingers crossed)

Dan

I was wondering which way you think is better to upgrade to Whitfield is this week?
A) Cash in ROB to Fort/Bines, and upgrade Duursma to Whitfield
B) Straight trade from Williams to Whitfield?

hedski

A with Bines if you plan on a Fwd/Ruck cover (Hoff or some such) Dan.

FeverVFX

Can’t trade away premos unless Williams is gone for weeks

Browncow

AFL site says Williams could miss a couple of weeks. GWS site says Williams could miss ‘at least’ a couple of weeks. Probably something in that but hard to know with GWS.

NoLanguage96

Anyone know why my comments need to be approved all of a sudden?

NoLanguage96

Thanks Lek!

silversovereign

Probably didn’t recognise your language ๐Ÿ˜‰

NoLanguage96

Probably ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Russty_

What?…I couldn't read that cause you have No Language ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mitch

G'day Community, any ideas welcomed. Thanks in advance!

22 trades and 2.7k in the bank.

Def: Hurn, Lloyd, Whitfield, Williams, Moore, Hore (Scrimshaw, Answerth)
Mid: Neale, Cripps, Macrae, Fyfe, Coniglio, Walsh, Duursma, Constable (Gibbons, Stocker, Hayes)
Ruck: Grundy, ROB (Bines)
Fwd: Kelly, Dangerfield, Dunkley, Heeney, Westhoff, Baker (Parker, Setterfield)

Westhoff needs to disappear soon.. but unfortunately have other areas to worry about!!

Derek

Hold Westhoff. You have him now. Eventually he will move o F7/R3 cover.

NoLanguage96

Try and upgrade Moore if you can! I have the same problem maybe a downgrade from Duursma to Hately IF he's named in the mids

NoLanguage96

Downgrade options this week? The cupboard seems bare…

Sicily, Laird Williams, Salem, Smith, Duursma (Ridley, Lockhart)
Neale, Cripps, Oliver, Macrae, MCrouch, Libba, Stack, Answerth (Atkins, Hayes, Scott)
Gawn, Goldy (Sweet)
Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Marshall, Moore, Baker (Drew, Setterfield)

19 trades and 50k

So many holes and poor players, any advice appreciated community!

Sam_01

Looking grim this week mate might have to tough it out till next round, or you could be left with a hately situation and you will need all hands on deck for byes
All I could suggest is Toby Greene like I’ve brought in this week, not sure he can be trusted but is at a good price for his potential output
Moore to Greene?

NoLanguage96

Ironically I had both at the start and traded Toby out. Might have to rethink it thanks mate

Daz

May have lost the plot here, but thinking of get getting hoff in for baker to serve as an F6 for the interm (full premo fwds otherwise) then upgrade everywhere else and all going will use him as F7/ R3 with bines, will work nicely with the byes and looking at his last 5 years he hasn't really gone below 85avg. Why is he so bad this year?

Derek

I did that move two weeks ago and had to put up with a couple of below average scores.

Hopefully in long term will work out

I just want some ruck cover once I sell ROB

Daz

I guess my line of thinking is he will score like a rookie with the occasional ton, he plays 22 games every year, he will provide rd 13 coverage, then after that he is my cover for the run home and will loop him in for games where he goes large. I actually like Lobb better but cant go straight up from a rookie.

Holty01

Playing deep forward. His scoring won’t change unless he is allowed to roam again. They are trying to blood the young kids like Drew, Duursma and Butters and they only play through the midfield.

Shake_n_bake

Daniher our for the yr tough luck there and l think Madgen comes in for Langdon.

TommyC99

Saw something saying De Goey didn't travel to sydney with the main group, but collingwood injury report suggested "De Goey was given the green light." Have you heard anything on that shake?

Shake_n_bake

Yeah Degoey is out

Dunkindonuts

Is Mitch Duncan a real good option to outscore macrae by years end? Cats draw is incredibly easy from here on..
macrae Duncan or meerret or yeo? I play for leagues

Creed Bratton

Anyone have any thoughts on Tom Stewart? Started like a top 6 defender but not sure if he can keep it up, thinking Crisp may finish stronger and is cheaper. Already have Lloyd, Whitfield and can't afford Hurn, Ryan

Russty_

I've had him in for the last month or so, I think he's a top 6 fwd, has taken his game to another level this year, and is very reliable.

Shake_n_bake

Webster out for a few weeks. Maybe marsh on the bubble?

Brn

Matt Crouch please be named..

Maverick_

No Matt

Shake_n_bake

Danger & Crouch still out but l get Atkins & Burgess back ๐Ÿ™

Russty_

Burgess wow what a bonus!, was gonna use the spud as my loophole but I guess there's plenty of others now haha

Shake_n_bake

I was so so close going Crouch to Sloane last week. Should have now.

Sam_01

Ohhh boy sign me up for another rough week
Pray to god my rookies serve me well hahah

hedski

No Atley or Drew is a worry.
Hayes out also, at least Cogs looks to be back, no Crouch ouch.
Might have to hold Parker again with Danger out.
It's a shit storm in my side again this week.

Sam_01

Parker, Answerth, Lockhart, wilkie and duursma all to take the field for me again after stinking it up last week
Will hately actually play and is he worth it if named as he gets dropped as soon as he takes the field every week?

The Ranger

Things are bad when you're weighing up which one of Burgess or Answerth to play onfield.

Notorious

Coniglio named on the extended bench is a worry

Shake_n_bake

If Parker keeps his spot!

Holty01

Oh dear. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Daz

Don't think my soul can handle fielding setterfield again

The Ranger

I actually need him to play to avoid a donut.
My souls weeping gently in a corner nursing a pint of vodka.

Sam_01

Parker vs the blues surely can’t be that bad can’t it boys

The Ranger

Hands up who's going early on Young?

hedski

Not sure what to do at the moment Ranger, will need to see Sunday teams before I work it out.
Have Danger, Crouch and Williams out, ill hold them, also Drew, Hayes and Scott all missing in the guts.

The Ranger

It's horrible mate.
I have no cover in def and need Setterfield to play to avoid a donut.
Could ditch Drew for Young but I'd rather not.

hedski

I'm thinking about ROB to Young and Drew to Fyfe….could save $90k and get Dusty but I don't trust him.
Not sure I trust Young either.
Or most of my team for that matter.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Will wait on teams to finalise bench for Sunday's then make a call

If hatley gets a call up.im gonna jump.on.

Swans2012

Me too trigg, but if I bring in hately I can’t afford Lloyd ๐Ÿ˜•

Lazza

Might not have any choice ..๐Ÿคš

JBBBBBBB

Does anyone know where to find your trade history now, either on the website or the app? thanks to whoever can help, cant find it.

Hawks

On the website your trade history can be found by doing the following-

Go to your team page
Select the tab 'History' at the top, I think the other options are Field and List.
Then on the box on the very right, you have the options of viewing league results or trade history

JBBBBBBB

Thank you!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hey you know how we always get that one round where you cop it from all directions and your team looks like a Swiss cheese donut?

Well it has arrived early this year.

What a shambles.
Could be some bye scores this round! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Russty_

I'm wondering whether or not to trade at all this week Trig…could do, and Improve my team slightly or just not and still field a full squad, many will be struggling for decent scores this week it seems.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If setters not named got a donut up fwd as danger, drew, setters fill

So will probably trade then

Swans2012

I try to continue as planned these sort of rounds, one up one down, and some dodgy looking rooks filling the holes lol

NoLanguage96

Week from hell. Williams, Danger, Crouch still out, Moore still out, Drew still out, Hayes omitted. Carnage everywhere:(

Holty01

It’s been 2 weeks in a row Trigga. Might need a double sideways trade this week just to fill a team.

Russty_

To trade, or not to trade, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end, our Supercoach dreams,
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep, to finish 9th in your league,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, and missed the finals,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life, and choosing the wrong strategy in Supercoach.

Shakespeare…or something similar but not really…to it.

Lazza

I can field a team without trading if Setterfield plays .. well not much of a team . let’s just say 22 players… so probably will go that way given the lack of downgrade options

Russty_

Might be the way to go this week Lazza, saves you trades and could win League games also….due to the widespread carnage.

Lazza

I just realised I’m playing Derek in The Rat Pack … will be interesting to say the least …

Lazza

And god knows I need to save trades …. haven’t been this low in trades at this stage of the season since year 1… and the team doesn’t look much better than it did in R3.

NoLanguage96

Is getting Robbie Gray in at 419k a crazy move? Looking for a fwd pod

NoLanguage96

I know. I didn't do it

LazyLex

This week I'll be missing
Williams, Crouch, Danger, Drew, Collins, Parker, Stocker
So that's a fwd donut unless I trade.
I don't have whitfield or lloyd.
my backline is Hurn, ZWilliams, BSmith, Hore, Duursma, Scrimshaw, Lockhart, Collins. with Williams out I have lockhart or Answerth onfield and no bench cover.

fwd line Danger, Kelly, Dunkley, Marshall, Lobb, Balta, Drew, Parker. DONUT unless I trade

KSinny

Collins out for 6 weeks so trade him

LazyLex

I agree Collins is deadwood KS and I've worked out the who to trade out bit without any problems.
The bit that I wanted suggestions on was who to bring in
Keeper outs this week are Danger, Crouch, Willams and I want to get at least one new premo to replace them without trading any of them. at the moment Smith,Hore are my D2,3
I also must also get a fwd to avoid a donut
I only have 147k in bank and Collins is only worth 291k

LazyLex

Any suggestions on how to get whitfield/Lloyd and avoid a fwd donut without wasting a trade?

NoLanguage96

Drew to Young and Ridley to Whitfield or Lloyd…

COREYSC

Got a feeling the Panic Room will be the biggest yet, don't think there ever has been a round (other then a bye round) with so many outs and so little solutions (rookies) to then fix (upgrade) our teams

TelescopicCox

Thoughts on going O'Brien & Drew to Young & Whitfield via multiple DPP's.

End result is having to play Answerth on field in the middle and having Setterfield as my F7 emergency.

Other option is to bring in are Boak or Neale (would leave with $400.00 bank)

TOPHAWK1

I dont mind you culling those two. Both rookies who have maxed. I punted Moore and Drew last week. No regrets. This week I am seriously thinking of culling ROB as well and swing Westhoff into the ruck. Can you afford Hately if he makes the cut today? I reckon ROB and Drew to Hately and Whitfield if you can afford that. I am eyeing Jake Lloyd this week. Hope you nail the trades mate.