SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 10

To paraphrase our Lord and saviour and also Patch’s favourite band from the 90’s (and also currently his favourite band), Smash Mouth, ‘the disasters start coming and they don’t stop coming,’ which is how I feel this week. I’ve been waffling on in the last few weeks in the Panic Room about upgrade season, but every time I try to update I’m forced to again field a crap rookie (I’m looking at you Michael Gibbons) because I’ll lose a premium to injury or Chris Scott just being a jerk. 

There are so many outs and drops this week it feels like the bye weeks are starting early. Which in a way is great because that means my week will be a disaster straight away, it usually takes until Sunday for the wheels to fall off completely. Always look on the bright side of things.

It just wouldn’t be a weekend without muttering angrily at fanfooty so I’m back for another week of footy goodness to dive into. The podcast is really moving up in the world being on Spotify and all (Lek tells me this is good…?). Barron is a magician that can somehow pump out a 3,000 word article about rookies impressing in the reserves and yet we have NONE at AFL level (except for you Noah Balta, ex oh). I assume everyone is VC’ing Grundy tonight, just in case he fails Damo has got plenty of captain choices for us to fall back on, and Matty is making the role of cursed cheat sheet writer his own with another beauty this week.

The News

It really is all hands on deck this week. Entire benches have been wiped out and many are facing on-field donuts if finalised Sunday teams continue with the carnage theme. For tonight, Buddy and JPK are back to strengthen the Swans, James Rowbottom was panic traded into a few sides last week and has been dropped. Daniel Wells will play his first game of the year, as will Jack Madgen, who gets the unenviable task of stopping Buddy.

Hawthorn have also strengthened bringing into James Frawley and Chad Wingard. Dylan Moore and Big Boy make way. Port are debuting Peter Ladhams (RUC – 123.9k) for the injured Scott Lycett. Robbie Gray is also a returnee. Debutants from last week, Joe Atley and Joel Garner have been omitted. Tim English is back for the Dogs, but continuing the “drop all the rookies” theme for the week, Will Hayes and Lachie Young have been given the axe. LDU replaces Taylor Garner at the Roos. Bryce Gibbs continues his stop/start year, this time dropped for the returning Wayne Milera. West Coast have made 3 changes, but they won’t have much of an impact in long form SuperCoach. Chris Burgess has amazingly been recalled, yes we’re at the point of the year where a guy averaging 37 is a saviour for many to avoid a donut. Some big moves at the cats, Patrick Dangerfield won’t play this week and Charlie Constable has been dropped again. No Esava means Darcy Fort survives another week, Tom Atkins also returns after a week out. Joe Daniher is out of the Dreamtime clash against Richmond. Callum Coleman-Jones (RUC/FWD – 123.9k) has Bradbury’d his way to a debut.  

On Sunday, Zac Williams will miss with his sore hammy. Cogs and Jackson Hately are on the extended bench for the Giants, as is Brayden Preuss for the Dees. Matt Parker, Will Setterfield, and Liam Stocker are all on extended benches for the clash of the titans that will be Saints v Carlton. Kade Simpson will make his return. Freo have again named Brett Bewley (MID – 117.3k), can you hurry up and play him please Ross? Connor Ballenden (FWD – 123.9k) has been named by the Lions. They also regain Luke Hodge, while Archie Smith is on the extended bench. 

The House of Evil

Despite a few debuts last week there’s really no-one I’d go early on if you can avoid it, especially with the mid season draft on Monday we could get some better options next week.

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

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


Can I go now? (Trade bait)

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

You really should be tripping over yourself to bring in Lachie Whitfield this week. If his price wasn’t tantalising enough, Zac Williams’ hamstring is playing up which points to even more responsibility (and points) for Lachie. Fresh off pulverising the Blues, his price actually dropped 18k due the injury effected 45 in round 6. His b.e is still a healthy 117 this week, so you could get away with holding for a week, but he really is head and shoulders the best pick this week. 

If you already have him, for only $300 more you can pick off Jake Lloyd who is available the at the lowest price he’s been at this season. 

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

Dreamtime! I love this game, I’ve been a few times myself and it’s an awesome experience. Let’s have a look.

RUC

Dig a little deeper at maybe the “taking the cheap ruck” isn’t as cut and dried tomorrow night. 

Richmond give up 93DS to the opposition number 1 ruck this season (107DS last 4) but the returning Shaun McKernon (9.4k) has muddied the waters a bit. Despite Tom Bellchambers (10.1k) having a handy record against Richmond (93DS from 3) he has averaged 61DS with McKernon in the side this year and 70DS without. In the 14 games they’ve played together, Belly averages 74. It’s respectable, but you won’t be getting value from him.

Callum Coleman-Jones (5k) get his shot from being the last left standing rather than outstanding VFL form. His numbers per game (12.5 disposals (5.8 kicks), 4 tackles, 3 marks, 7.8 hitouts) don’t leap off the page, but good enough to put up 50-60DS value game if he can hit those benchmarks.

FWD

Noah Balta (6.4k) is the chalkiest lock and load value play tomorrow night. Josh Begley (5.8k) scored 54 last week and will be good value again if he can back that up. Josh Caddy (10.5k) has a handy record against Essendon, who are about middle of the road when it comes to curtailing medium forwards. He also saw more mid time last week as the Tigers try to get bigger bodies through the middle. Trying to pick which Tiger small forward will go off is difficult, Liam Baker (8.4k) has the safest floor due to some more midfield minutes. Richmond have had their problems holding medium forwards if you want to have a flyer on Jake Stringer (9.8k). Dusty (MID / 13.9k) has a ridiculous average of 125 in his past 5 against the Bombers and was back in a big way last week, scoring 135DS.

DEF

“Attacking Richmond via the backline” may not be a thing anymore. The 113DS conceded to medium defenders since round 1 has shrunk to 90DS over the past 4. Conversely, Essendon’s 93DS season average has risen to 99DS over the past month. 

As a card carrying member of the Sydney Stack (MID / 10.1k) fan club I love him here and pretty much everywhere. Shane Edwards (MID / 10.2k) loves this fixture, and Nick Vlastuin’s price (10.6k) hasn’t caught up with his recent output. At the top end, Brandon Ellis (MID / 13k) has flourished since being moved onto a wing and Bachar Houli (12.9k) has scored above 113DS in 3 of his past 4. 

For value, David Astbury (7.7k) has reeled in 23 marks in two weeks and without Joe Daniher to keep him busy, could see another value smashing game.

MID

Nothing under 10k appeals to me here. Zach Merrett (15.8k) is a lock against a midfield that doesn’t tag. Darcy Parish (11.3k) has scored between 87-93 in his last 4 against Richmond, and there’s plenty of DPP’s highlighted above you can put into your mids. 

I’d be praying to the SuperCoach Gods this week, community. It’s gonna be a tough one!

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  1. TommyC99 says:

    Love ti again Kev! My favourite article for the week.

    Think i'm gonna hold Williams, and if hes out next week, straight sideways trade to sicily.

    Was gonna trade Parker due to high BE but with the carnage he survives for another couple of weeks.

    Looking at Moore/ROB – Young and Constable – Whitfield. Few concerns though. I noticed Whitfield has a poor record against the dees. Should we just be ignoring that and hope he drops a little next week?

    Also trade out Moore or ROB? I think moore will make a little more cash, but ROB is a warm body and could be useful if he gets to round 13?

    Would love yout houghts community!

    • Daz says:

      I have a similar problem, think Moore will play more if fit so I would trade ROB in your position. I'm going Parker to Young and Moore to Whitfield keeping Williams, Drew and Constable. At least I'm currently happy with the 3 on field when playing and they won't loose money like Parker will this week. Have to trade Moore to reach Whitfield but Constable/Drew would of gone if the cash was there.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Cheers, Tommy. I’ve tried so many different combinations of trades for this week. It’s awful. If Twitter is any indication, the carnage will be felt far and wide.

      Get Whitfield any way you can. Won’t be this cheap for long

  2. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Ugly. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙈" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f648.svg"&gt;

    Only way to describe it or could say hang on this is gonna get messy!

    With Kennedy to play for the blues could get real ugly real quick at 5pm tonight. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤭" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f92d.svg"&gt;

  3. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Geez Kev.

    You do know two teams play in draft stars dont ya? 🤣

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Haha. Look maybe a bit of bias crept in there 😜 My game script is Richmond will smash ‘em but if Essendon can make a game of it Shiel and Stringer are not a bad shout in the mids. I hate Shaun McKernon but he’ll probably play key forward and Richmond struggles against height, same with Belly if he’s resting forward. Aaron Francis played fwd last week and looked okay, unfortunately he’s def only

  4. Daz says:

    This type of week will kill us during the byes, I have Danger, Crouch, Williams, Moore, Constable and Drew as regular on fielders. Won't have a doughnut but fielding some meek averages this week.

  5. DavidC says:

    This does not sound good for Libba and Dunkley. From the coach on Lipinsky:

    "There were a few things Pat's been working on and this whole start to the VFL season he's played as an inside mid for Footscray. We've been rapt with his progress there and how he's blossoming, so we'll give him an opportunity as an inside mid at AFL level," Beveridge said.

  6. Dash says:

    20K – 21 Trades Thinking Collins, Duursma or Gibbons. Just not sure who to trade in.
    Thoughts welcome.

    Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Clark, Duursma, Answerth, (Burgess, Collins)
    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Libba, Walsh, Setterfield, Atkins, (Hayes, Scott, Gibbons)
    Gawn, Grundy, (Bines)
    Heeney, Boak, T Kelly, Dunkley, Balta, Corbett (Parker, Danger)

  7. Rivo says:

    Good work Kev!
    Panic indeed – 5 players on extended benches! Black cats and broken mirrors have come early this season.

    My dilemma is to go for Whitfield now or wait another week. 23 trades and low cash. Have the top 5 mids, and defence ok, incl Lloyd, Laird, Williams.

    Considering the below…

    1. Walsh & Drew to Oliver & Young;
    2. Walsh & Drew to Whitfield & Young.

    Thoughts community?

    • Rivo says:

      Do I base the decision above on bye structures,
      Point generation or value for $?

    • Finnius says:

      Whitfield is the top player in his position, Oliver isn't. Get him in.

      • Rivo says:

        Thanks Finnius. Do you think he will out score Oliver or is it line ball?

        • Finnius says:

          I think he will probably outscore him. Even if they are the same, the fact that Whitfield is a defender gives you the opportunity to get a higher averaging player in the mids – i.e. Whitfield over Stewart is more valuable than Cripps over Oliver.

  8. Westy says:

    Currently having issues with Williams, Moore, Constable, Hayes, Hately, Dangerfield and Drew.
    Makes it difficult to upgrade fattened (and not so fattened) rookies like Petrucelle, Parker, Clark, Gibbons, Duursma, Stack and O'Brien.
    Not to mention Libba.
    So there's half the team on some sort of sad case!

  9. Maverick_ says:

    19 trades 230k
    I have my injuries on the bench already with *’s

    DEF: hurn sicily BSmith Duursma Clark Answerth (williams* burgees)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe Oliver Treloar TKelly Brayshaw Walsh Atkins ( Crouch* Scott Setters)

    RUCK: Gawn ROB (bines)

    FWD: Cameron Heeney Dunkley Rozee Larkey MLewis (danger* Moore*)

    I have two options: this will leave me with 5k
    Moore ->Marshall
    Walsh -> macrae/Whitfield

    Or I can do: leaving me with 20k
    Moore -> macrae and hold Walsh and pass on Marshall Walsh .

    Rozee moore Burgess answerth duursma setters allows a lot of flexibility which has been crucial

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Like option one, Mav. Whitfield over Macrae. Walsh still scoring okay but slowly losing the cash he made. Jump off now

      • Maverick_ says:

        Thanks Kev.
        Hopefully longer isn’t named tonight if he is I’ll pass on Moore -> Marshall I’ll wait before I lock it in.

      • Maverick_ says:

        Call me crazy but I am considering brayshaw to Whitfield instead of Walsh Kev. reasons being he has tonned up 3 times and a R14 bye could be nice cover! Brayshaw has that dreaded R13 and lower avg only 1 Ton both the exact same price too…

    • PieeFann says:

      do you not think brayshaw/walsh is too 'luxury'?
      i think so

  10. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Do you guys think Stocker will make the cut this week? If not i'm fielding a donut

  11. Shake_n_bake says:

    Westhoff now that Lycett out 🤔

  12. Trades says:

    O’brien & Moore out
    Heeney and Simpson in (via Bines)
    Thoughts?

  13. g. says:

    Wills, Marsh or Young as a downgrade? (Leaning towards Wills as don't love going early on rookies)
    Hurn, Whitfield or Mundy as an upgrade? (Leaning towards Hurn as his breakeven is the lowest)

    Thoughts?

  14. DavidC says:

    Hately's ownership is up to 17.3%, go figure. Could be sitting on the bench for the entire bye rounds.

  15. Sarah says:

    Can't go wrong with either but Lloyd or Whitfield this week, who should I bring in?

    • Holty01 says:

      Probably makes sense to go Whitfield as in 2 weeks his price will be through the roof.

      • dontblushbaby says:

        plus Whitfield plays round 13 whereas Lloyd doesn't if that helps to make up your mind

  16. Steve says:

    Who is best FWD to bring in , money no issue.All ready have Kelly Walters Heeney Danger

  17. s c tragic says:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Buddy kick 6 on Madgen last time he was in for the pies? Seems strange, are they going for 8 tonight or will he slay the dragon.

    • Yeahnah says:

      I think last time out, he only kicked one playing on Madgen. He kicked all of his goals on other defenders

  18. Redd says:

    Walsh to Mcrae or Williams to Whitfield?

    • Maverick_ says:

      Is walsh to Whitfield possible?

      • Holty01 says:

        He must have Duursma or Answerth

        • Maverick_ says:

          Yup. Hopefully he has one If not both if so that’s the move I’d be making.

          • Redd says:

            Cheers Mav N Holty yeh ive got xav and noah but no dpp mids!

            • Maverick_ says:

              Duursma & answerth both in ya backline? Perfect if so swing one into the middle and it opens up a new mid/def swing that’s what I’m doing this week redd. Rozee Burgess & Moore’s swing have got me out of trouble several times with all this carnage.

              • Jace says:

                That's all good until you trade them out and don't have the DPP anymore.

              • Redd says:

                Yeh Mav cant swing one into the middle without a dpp defender in my mids to swing back? Mid bench is gibbons hayes n rowbottom with stack n walsh onfield.

                • Maverick_ says:

                  can you not hit trade on walsh press 's' on duursma swing him into your mids and buy whitfield, redd?

                  • Redd says:

                    Wow was not aware that was possible mav! 5th season of SC and had no idea!

                    • Russty_ says:

                      Did you never wonder why there was an 'S' on other lines mid trade Redd?…at least you know now, should be a game changer for you from here on out.
                      Fwd to back, fwd to mid, ruck to fwd, def to mid…play around with it, before the round starts next week.
                      You can do all sorts of funky trading shenanigans now 🙂

                    • Redd says:

                      Haha yeh im really lookin forward to trying it out Rusty. I honestly have never noticed it. I really thought you could only swap them on field. 🤯🤯 Sittin in the top 1% time to push on. Really appreciate the advice as always

  19. RealDealNeale says:

    Fellas. My forward line has been ripped open. I've got Lycett, De Goey, Danger and Schultz all out.

    If Stocker & Setterfield are named I can go Gibbons & Lycett > Young & Boak, moving Danger to my mid bench and having Stocker cover.

    If not I'll have only $520K to upgrade so I can get Boak. Best option sub $520K? Would it be Heeney?

    • RealDealNeale says:

      Forgot to mention if I do that I have no room for Boak.

      Forward line is Kelly, Dunkley, De Goey, Danger, Marshall, Lycett (Schultz, Setterfield)

    • Derek says:

      How much do you want to keep DeGoey?

    • redherringfc says:

      Did you go for Heeney? If not, jump on Hawkins. He’s been poking along, getting around 100 most weeks. A huge score is coming his way soon (starting at 7:25 tonight). Cameron is another option, but he has a huge breakeven – which he still might get.

      • RealDealNeale says:

        Should’ve taken your advice! Ended up going Boak as I still think he will be a top 6 forward, but at the moment Hawkins is looking the goods

  20. Big G says:

    who is thinking matt parker wont make the final 22 this week?

    • TommyC99 says:

      Dunstan and Acres are locks so its between Parker, Coffield, Long, White, Longer and Clark for 2 spots. If saints don't go the extra ruck i think he should be alright, although i dont know the form of the other blokes

    • hedski says:

      He is in Big G.

  21. Derek says:

    Was it Melbourne who tagged Whitfield last year. He scored a 50ish?

  22. Shake_n_bake says:

    B Scott looks likes he’s gone b4 season ends

  23. G.C. says:

    Who's a higher priority to trade out? Walsh (and get Lloyd/Whitfield) or Duursma (and get Dunkley/Marshall)?

    Walsh trade is a bigger premo get, but I'd also be trading out the rookie with the better points production. No matter which trade I do, the other rookie will need to play this round.

  24. hedski says:

    Setterfield out.
    Stocker and Parker hold their spots.
    Bewley to debut…finally.

  25. TommyC99 says:

    Stocker and Parker keep their spots, Setterfield dropped.

    Bewley to finally debut

  26. Tommy says:

    Setterfield dropped too, wonderful. Need to go early on either hinge or young? Who do people recommend?

  27. COREYSC says:

    Wow Parker kept his spot unbelievable haha hopefully he can bag 3 or 4 goals against the Blues this weekend
    Drew to Young
    Duursma to Whitfield
    I'll be fielding exactly 22 this week no bench at all! I am in the hands of the supercoach gods now please will the gods let me stay inside the top 2K this week!

  28. Stickman says:

    I've gone Duursma to Lloyd this week but only have 21 on field because I have Dangerfield, Drew and Setterfield out in the forward line. Should I use the second trade to go Walsh to Worpel and move one of those into the mid or Drew down to Young. Got 90k in the bank.
    Cheers

  29. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I'm fielding Lockhart instead of Answerth and Young instead of Parker this week, watch them both tonne up while my on field players both do an acl in the first 5 minutes

    • JingleBells says:

      Nah if anybody breaks it will be the bargain defender that I just got for $556,400 optimists.
      Who suffers more in supercoach the eternal optimist or the eternal pessimist?

  30. The Ranger says:

    Atkins or Butters onfield?

    • Swans2012 says:

      Butters I reckon might go ok in the wet, I’m vcing rocky in the hope of rain and mud and contested posies everywhere

    • hedski says:

      Atkins against the suns Ranger.

    • Saritz says:

      Butters looking like he needs a run in the magoos for mine. Surprised Drew didn't come back in for him. Atkins against the Suns will get amoungst it

  31. Matt says:

    Is whitfield or Macrae priority this week?
    which even i don't get tonight may be on my wishlist til post byes.
    feel i'm a bit light in the mids too but happy to get which ever 🙂

  32. Dash says:

    20K – 21 Trades Thinking Collins, Duursma or Parker to go.
    Like everyone, feeling stuck this week. Trade option strategies welcome.
    Maybe Marshall, Houli, Billings. I don't know.
    Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Clark, Duursma, Answerth, (Burgess, Collins)
    Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Libba, Walsh, Gibbons, Atkins, (Hayes, Scott, Setterfield)
    Gawn, Grundy, (Bines)
    Heeney, Boak, T Kelly, Dunkley, Balta, Corbett (Parker, Danger)

    • Dash says:

      Let me know your trade advice. Cheers

      • hedski says:

        Not much cash there Dash.
        Parker to Young and Walsh to Dusty???

        • Dash says:

          Was considering holding Walsh there.
          Had considered Duursma and Collins, but not sure what to do there. Can't go to Hurn/Lloyd, Potentially could do something with Houli

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd be looking to get rid of Collins, out for 6 weeks, maybe to Marsh, and one of your 3 non playing mid rookies out to Stocker or Bewley maybe…even DPP for Young.
      At least then you'll have some money next week.

      • Dash says:

        You reckon I hold Duursma for one more. He's the one with the most money for me at the moment, besides Walsh.
        I reckon hold Walsh and Libba until Byes or did you like the Dusty option.

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Dash, don't mind the Dusty option but you need some cash generation and some cash, your mid bench is dead at the moment.
          I'd double down the injured/non players.

          • Dash says:

            That's true. Do you think keep Gibbons, Atkins and Parker. Which one would you get rid of?

            • Russty_ says:

              I'd keep em, and anyone who's playing this week, except maybe Parker to Young. .but Collins has to go, I'd actually go Collins and Scott out but you could go Parker out to Young.

  33. Daniel says:

    Who should I bring in for constable this week, rupert wills, brett bewley or mitchell hinge (swinging duursma or lockhart to my mids), I currently have 2 donuts in the mids with setterfield/crouch/hayes/drew and constable out, also is it better to trade o'brien out for macrae this week as his cash generation has peaked or to trade crouch to macrae and keep o'brien for one more week?

  34. Ryan says:

    Need a downgrade option, is Stocker okay? Don't want to go early on Young.

  35. Rick Grimes says:

    How many games we reckon Hately gets. One and done, again?

  36. Ja191 says:

    Setterfield out welp looks like I’m eating krispy kreme’s

  37. JingleBells says:

    who is the better option Wills or Young?
    If I get Wills = Parker is F6 this week
    If I get young he will be F6 this week
    Wills will be M10

  38. cash_cows says:

    104k + 21 trades
    Hurn, Lloyd, WILLIAMS, Hore, Duursma, Answerth – Burgess, Lockhart
    Cripps, Fyfe, Oliver, Macrae, MCROUCH, Danger, Walsh, Atkins – Setters, BScott, Stocker
    Grundy, Gawn – ROB
    Kelly, Daniel, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Drew, Petruccelle – Balta, Corbett

    Traded Cogs last week after given an excuse to do so.
    Looking to try to keep Williams and Crouch as a result of that and I think they're worth keeping.
    Because of these out, looking to keep Walsh for some pts this week, even though I know he's high BE.
    Need Whitfield so looking at the following, is this the best I can do this week?

    Drew + Petrucelle > Whitfield + Young

    • Maverick_ says:

      Danger is also out cash_cows so you may need to revise ya plans or you could get a donut?

      • cash_cows says:

        Yeah just forgot to move him in the write up. It'll have to be stocker on field.
        Very bare bones team.

        What you reckon? The trades I have lined up are the best I can do?

  39. Mick says:

    Anyone have a decent read on Z Williams' injury? Will it only be a week or two or more likely 3-4 and not play again till after the byes?

    • Maverick_ says:

      Noone knows Mick and GWS have a history of hiding seriousness and lenghts of injuries just look at greene & JKelly.
      I'm yet to see any rock solid articles i'll hold though his ceiling is high he'll be a nice D6 for me i hope

    • TommyC99 says:

      I'm holding this week until we hear more. If he needs to be traded next week Sicily is ripe for the picking

    • Saritz says:

      Officially GWS are saying 2 weeks

  40. TelescopicCox says:

    Looks like ROB & Drew for Whitfield & Young is the go for me. Don’t like going early on Rookies but I need to make 2 trades to avoid a donut

  41. Jeffrey says:

    Hinge better then a young?

  42. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Unless constable gets a hail mary call tomorrow dont expect him to be a late in as apparently wasnt on the flight up to the gold coast.

    • TommyC99 says:

      I heard Geelong have sent emergencies up away with the main group a few times last year. I dont expect him to play either but ya never know

  43. SamuraiPizzaCat says:

    Trades done.. covered all on field positions but not one bloke on my bench is playing. 4 injuries and 4 selected as emergencies on bench.

    • Russty_ says:

      Good luck this week then PizzaCat…hope there's no late outs for ya.
      I'm lucky enough to have cover on every line but am having to field 6 rookies so it'll be an average score week.

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Ahh bye week scores 🙊

        With setters out no choice gotta trade to avoid a 🍩

      • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

        Thanks Rusty, I'm going to need some luck, good luck to you too. I have 9 rookies on field, definitely not expecting a good score this round!

      • hedski says:

        7 rookies on for me Russty.
        ROB and Drew out, Young and Fyfe in.
        Danger, Williams and Crouch on the bench.
        I can loop Durrsma with Answorth and Petrol with Parker/Young.
        Not ideal but what can ya do?

    • Saritz says:

      Same. A full team on-field but now bench options this week. I just calculated how much value I have on my bench… $2,904,500!!! Im still projected to get 2220. If I hit 2200+ this week i'll be very happy

    • redherringfc says:

      Ditto.

      At least I don’t have Parker or Burgess.

      (hope you don’t either)

  44. Bubz says:

    I have Williams, Danger and M. Crouch all out this week, and I’m playing for ranking. Is it the right thing to hold onto all of those three even though I’m trying to get a high rank?
    I’ve currently gone Moore and Duursma to Lloyd and Young via Burgess… are those trades good? I can field 22 this week, 13 of those being premiums and one is Libba.

    • Derek says:

      Lloyd is a gun and a must have.

      Danger and Crouch will be back next week.

      If there is bad news about Williams, meaning he misses more than 2, he can go

  45. MikeLowrey says:

    A – Bring in Boak, offload Gibbons
    B – Bring in Heeney, offload Hayes early

  46. John says:

    Going Parker to Young and Drew to Boak. Thoughts?

  47. KSinny says:

    Lloyd or Whitfield this week? And why?

    • cash_cows says:

      Whitfield because no Williams.

      • Hazey says:

        And likely to go ballistic until his bye

      • Sharkmove_King says:

        Whitfield. Although I don't think Williams being out is good for him. Williams didn't play H&A last year and Whitfield made All Australian halfback but only averaged 100. Williams plays the 2 finals and Whitfield smashes 2x130s.

  48. Saritz says:

    Is it just me, or is there very little articles/info around in the supercoachsphere about the addition of the mid-season draft this year? It is the catalyst for a huge injection of rookies to help us navigate the byes more easily than ever before. All I keep reading about is "where are the rookies". In 2-3 rounds we may have a candy store full of sweet cash cow goodies to choose from.

    I guess with all the carnage this round some may need to go early on a rookie too cover a donut. But if you can avoid it, I would recommend holding trades this week as we will have a greater incentive than ever before to use all 9 trades over the three bye rounds.

    Because of the mid-season draft and the assumed injection of rookie options to cover holes, I actually dont fear the byes at all. Are you guys feeling similarly?

    • Jace says:

      My question is will Champion Data put these mid-season draft rookies into Supercoach at all?

      • Saritz says:

        Of course! That would be just cruel if they didnt.

        • Russty_ says:

          I wouldn't count on it Saritz, not much flexibility in SC, Marshall should've been made a DPP Ruck but they refuse to do it.
          I agree about trades, and am hoping not to trade this week only cause I can, many have to.
          At the moment I can almost get 18 or more on field in all 3 bye rounds so not keen to change much.

    • Jacko says:

      Saritz, I think your being a little naive here, the mid season draft isn necessarily going to bring in 'ready made talent' to blood as soon as recruited. It will be exploited and used as picking up players before the AFL draft in November and AFL clubs will then be able to develop the talent within the AFL club.

      Would find it rare that some bloke gets picked up from WAFL, VFL, SANFL etc. and jump ahead of players already on an AFL list, these players may prove to be good, but might need some development time and also be behind those already at the club they are drafted to.

    • KeenButClueless says:

      I am not confident they get an early run. They are probably not AFL ready, don’t know the team plans and structures. Hopefully wrong, but just the way I am seeing it at the moment

    • Saritz says:

      I agree with points being raised here. But if thats the case, then the mid-season draft is basically a sham then. I would argue if less than 50% of those selected dont get at least a game, then it should be scrapped

      • Sharkmove_King says:

        I do agree with Saritz. The whole point of a mid season draft was so teams could fill holes created by injuries on their list with ready to go players. If teams start adding potential/development players it should be scrapped.

        • Saritz says:

          Yep. Otherwise it’s just an easy grab for teams to take advantage get some late blooming talent and stockpile a player (or two) that may have been a 2nd round pick in the PSD. Maybe there has to be a rule that players picked up in the mid season draft have to play at least 2 games (barring injuries)?

    • Beezneez says:

      On the other side of the coin. IMO the mid season draft is just so wrong in that it has the potential to greatly disadvantage the clubs who lose a player. The player may have been playing at, say, state league level for half a year and the club then loses a player who, most probably, is one of their better players who may not even get a game in the AFL.

      • Saritz says:

        Yep, it compromises the integrity of the reserve competitions for sure. Essentially, a player (assuming they don’t play AFL) could swap clubs mid season and make that new club better and their old club far worse off. All the more reason an AFL mid-season needs to ensure traded in players play a minimum number of AFL games. It will be interesting to see how it plays out and what fallout might occur.

  49. Gibbs says:

    Who should I trade out to get in Young ( going early due to half my team being out) Constable or Setterfield?

    • cash_cows says:

      Constable. Get that $$
      Clearly the coach doesn't think he's best 22.
      Setters can always find his way back in to underperforming blues + DPP.

    • Saritz says:

      I traded out Constable. With Danger back next week I just dont see him getting back in. Whereas if Setters has a good weeks in the magoos, he'll be straight back in

  50. Lazza says:

    Hahaa, I have 9 rookies on field .. including poopster Parker.. be lucky to crack 2000 this week..

    • Russty_ says:

      Parker could have one of those weeks where he doesn't fall asleep after the 1st quarter, and maybe kicks a couple of snags, we can only dream…lol

  51. redherringfc says:

    Oops, thought I’d see what Cameron looked like in my team.

    He looks good, but a break even of 159.

    Its now 7:52. I think we know how this story ends

    • redherringfc says:

      I’ll feel better if someone tells me 12 goals.

      • Russty_ says:

        Oops…lol, well he did all right last week mate considering he has a dodgy Shoulder, 3 out of the last 4 weeks he's scored well, might lose some dosh though, good luck, he's yours now.

      • redherringfc says:

        On the flip side, I was caught with Wills as well, 22 points midway through the 1st.

  52. Lazza says:

    Don’t want to put the wind up people, but are there any late out candidates?

  53. Fearthebeard says:

    Field Atkins or stocker lads?!?!

  54. Derek says:

    I don’t know why I just didn’t do what I’ve done every year and just start with Pendlebury and JPK

  55. Derek says:

    Heeney 61% TOG in first half.

    Thought with Buddy back Heeney would get more midfield time, but he just gets more bench time

  56. Russty_ says:

    Sydney would probably be in front if Buddy could remember how to play Football.

  57. Russty_ says:

    One of my opponents in AFL Fantasy has Sidey as Captain tonight…and I have Grundy lol

  58. hedski says:

    Anyone not VC Grundy?
    129 at 3/4 time, killing it.

  59. SoYeahLike says:

    I bought Lloyd in this week partly because of all the talk about his cheap points. 3/4 time he's on 61 from 13 kicks, 10 handballs and 3 marks @ 82% that's like mimimum score per stat = not cheap points

  60. COREYSC says:

    Can grundy score 160+ I need every last point to save my season!

  61. Russty_ says:

    Rampe must be a bit thick, jeez he does some silly things.

  62. Rocksta_ says:

    Hands up if you don’t have Grundy, or even worse, don’t have the VC on him?
    Bad Luck, and or stupidity

  63. Steeeve says:

    I haven't gone early but jeez I'm hoping for a ton on, ahem, debut-ly

  64. Derek says:

    Did Lloyd and Mills change bodies at 3/4 time?

  65. Shake_n_bake says:

    Lloyd 24 touches till half time 41pts 11 in the last half 71pts.

  66. gator59 says:

    I'm not missing out on Grundy's VC score this week.. Missed out last week due to being out all day and missing all of last Saturdays grundy score

  67. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Lock in the Grundy VC guys and gals. BANG. Traded in Lloyd tonight. Who else did? BOOM! More SC points!!

    • hedski says:

      Locking in Grundy Toppa.
      Traded in Fyfe/Lyfe.

      • gator59 says:

        I got Lloyd in this week Toppa

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Aint it grand Gator! I love it when you bring someone in and goes 115 SC in their first game. Lloyd is a bloody gun. Very happy.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Bloody oath Hedski. Lock away that 165. Fyfe is a must have. He is a beast. Hopefully he puts on a clinic tomorrow to show Neale who is top dog.

    • TBone_9 says:

      Yep I VC’d Grundy and brought Lloyd in via some DPP for ROB mate. Tick tick so far! You make one or two trades Hawk?

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Brilliant Tbone. I made two trades. Kept Williams, and M Crouch. Decided to to cull maxed rooks instead of punting injured premos. Parker out for Young (Bit of a punt) and Walsh out for Lloyd. Bloody pleased. When the premos come back it will really set things up. I VC'd Grundy too. Just banked that 330 SC. No stress now. Can chill and enjoy the rest of the round. (I hope…hehehe)

    • Derek says:

      That’s more like it Grundy

      Think I’ll lock that VC score in.

      Had the VC on him the last 2 weeks but didn’t take his 141 or 144. Very happy with this week.

    • Derek says:

      8 out of 10 opponents this week have Lloyd, I was pretty happy at 3/4 time.

      I haven’t been able to get him because I have too many r13 bye players

    • Holty01 says:

      Same Hawk.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Sweet Holty. I had Lloyd in my head all week. Glad I went with my gut to bring him in. Trying to claw my way up the ranks.That should really solidify your high rank for the time being mate. Brilliant move.

    • silversovereign says:

      Brought in Whitfield this week. I think he finished D1 without a doubt.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Cant go wrong with that mate. I still need to get him in. Whitfield was a slightly lower priority this week as I have to see how the Williams injury plays out. If he is cooked (Should know a fair bit next week) then Whitfield comes into play as a straight switch.

    • Beezneez says:

      Tossed up between Lloyd and Macrae. Went Macrae. Lloyd next week hopefully. Preferring Hurn but Lloyd's price more appealing. Playing opponents who didn't vc Grundy.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Either pick is a winner mate. Lloyd will be the same price next week (+$1K) but a lower BE. Grab him then mate. JMac will kill it mate.

    • TommyC99 says:

      I traded Whitfield in instead. Would have loved Lloyd but can't afford another round 13 bye player. Wouldn't be surprised if Whitfield doesn't go nuts tomorrow but wasn't really interested in much else this, and i culled 2 fat rookies to get him in so didn't sideways trade.

  68. Maverick_ says:

    Brayshaw -> macrae was my plan before Tomorrow
    It’s now hold off for ROB -> grundy ASAP
    His bye cannot wait

  69. Sam_01 says:

    Forgot to put Grundy as vc 🙁 macrae and crippa better put on a show

    • redherringfc says:

      I chose not to, every opponent (bar someone who’s given up on their season) has him as vc.

      Another great call from me.

  70. Swans2012 says:

    And to think I’ve held buddy for 4 weeks…..

    • Derek says:

      Maybe some cognitive bias?

      To think players like Buddy, RGray, the Chad and Gunston will all be under $390k coming off their byes.

      • Swans2012 says:

        Yeah a little, although if you just look at the numbers 6 weeks ago, this was a guy who’s averaged 90-100 for the last 5 years for 440k. If he hadn’t been injured I’m confident he wouldn’t have been a bad pickup, anyway gotta live with it now! I might bring in one of those you mention above to fill f6/7 with him over the coming weeks, or maybe even a bottomed out heeney

    • Pman says:

      Sadly Buddy has been SC irrelevant for at least the last 3 years now. Dump him.

      • Swans2012 says:

        I think your confused p man, averaged 100 last year and 98 in 2017, even his 94 in 2016 had him in the conversation as top 6 forward. Whether or not he’ll be relevant this year we’ll see, but at worst he’ll be a handy f7

  71. Rocksta_ says:

    I thought M Crouch had done me a dis-service……..but low and behold, he is now my teams Captain this week!

    • silversovereign says:

      I’ve got plenty of loophole captains to choose from. You’re doing alright if you needed crouch to miss to use the c loophole 😉

  72. nankthetank says:

    What do we think of chucking the C on Whitfield if VC macrae doesn't work? Any chance that Melbourne will lock him down?

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      I reckon harmed will head to Kelly or cogs.

      Whitfield should be a pretty safe bet.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I think Whitfield was tagged by the Dees in this game last year and only scored 61SC. I think he will cop serious attention again mate. Maybe go Fyfe or Neale captain if you have one of those guys?

  73. manolaki says:

    Hello community would love some advice on my team and potential plans please.
    180k
    Def: Whitfield Laird Lloyd B Smith Rozee Hore (Duursma Answerth)
    Mid: Cripps Oliver Fyfe Martin Libba Walsh Constable Stack (Stocker J Ross B Scott)
    Ruc: Grundy Gawn (O'Brien)
    Fwd: Danger Heeney Boak Worpel Kelly Baker (Parker Setterfield)

    Original plan was Parker to Young and Libba to Macrae.
    Since teams were named I am not sure what to do.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance

    • silversovereign says:

      Jeez mate. Can we swap teams? You could switch Answerth into the guts for Constable and then bring in marsh. You could then upgrade any of
      Libba, baker, setters, or Parker.

      • manolaki says:

        Thanks for that. Didn't think of Marsh.

        What's job security like?

        Also don't like any other forward yet. Daniel and Dunkley I don't trust yet and Mundy is too expensive at the moment.

        I think I'm a bit short in the middle

        • silversovereign says:

          Js is probably a little shaky although Webster is out for a few weeks with a broken hand which helps. The alternative is to hold of on trades this week.

  74. Dash says:

    1. Collins > Marsh & Duursma > Hinge
    2. Collins > Marsh & Parker > Young
    3. Collins > Hinge & Duursma > Houli
    4. Walsh > Dusty & Parker > Young. Think I should hold onto Walsh.

    I've also got Atkins and Gibbons I can trade but they're playing.
    Or do I just get rid of Collins this week, use 1 trade.

  75. s c tragic says:

    Well my POD trade this week was "drumroll" Sidebottom, working beautifully.

  76. Pman says:

    Had Rupert Wills on the Bench with the Emergency last night and he scored 66, do I take that score or roll the dice on the perennially low scoring Gibbons or Stocker with the hope they can go past 66? With all my outs this week I am expecting a really rubbish score so are scrounging for every point possible!

    • hedski says:

      I'd take that Pman.
      I have to field both Gibbons and Stocker, not looking forward to it.

      • Pman says:

        I think it's probably the safe thing to do. It really is a shaping up to be a horrible round, I reckon 2100 – 2200 will be a good score.

    • silversovereign says:

      I did the same pman and I’m taking it.

  77. Locked and Loaded says:

    Stewart or Sicily?

    Byes don’t matter don’t care about BE

    • Pman says:

      Stewart for me as better POD and Flognuts Sicily will probably do something stupid at some stage and get himself rubbed out.

  78. hedski says:

    Mitch Lewis a late out for the hawks, I hope no-one is relying on him for cover.

  79. Dash says:

    Best rookie downgrade for Collins > Marsh or Hinge?
    Any others?

  80. Sharkmove_King says:

    Brad Scott parting with Kangas is great news for Bailey Scott or any other rookie anyone has. Surely a new coach will play the kids and won't mind finishing low for draft picks

  81. Swans2012 says:

    Goldstein 16 ho and 11 disposals in the first quarter has to be some kind of record

    • Russty_ says:

      Hope he can back it up in the 2nd half, need to make up some 'not having grundy' points 🙂

      • Lazza says:

        Ditto… and very happy with his 140 at his price tag… will be upgraded to Grundy after his bye

  82. Russty_ says:

    Glad I hung onto Duursma a bit longer, he's killing it today.

    • G.C. says:

      I chose to trade out Duursma instead of Scrimshaw this week. Now Scrimshaw's cooked and Duursma is flying, classic. Have to try and not let those kind of things get you too down, but jeez it never feels good 🙁

  83. Derek says:

    Rocky and Scrimshaw done for day. Sigh.

    Bringing Gunston in is being rewarded though. Go Hawks

    • Derek says:

      Scrimshaw has had some fantastic first halves this year.

      Do I take his 50 or put Answerth on field.

  84. TelescopicCox says:

    Rocky done for the day with a hammy. FMSC

  85. Dash says:

    Collins to Marsh or Hinge?

  86. silversovereign says:

    Guess who put the emergency on dursma but stuffed up the loophole 🖐 #fml

  87. TommyC99 says:

    Field answerth of Stocker?

    • Derek says:

      Toss a coin

      I need 2 out of Stocker, Parker or young?

    • Swans2012 says:

      I’m thinking stocker has at least been getting the ball

      • TommyC99 says:

        At the same time, Answerth plays the role he only needs a few touches with some intercept marks thrown in. I have stocker on field atm but answerth has shown he can go 60+

  88. JEL says:

    Apologies to all Boak owners, I brought him into my team this week.

  89. Maverick_ says:

    I had a decision to make this morning.
    Trade duursma out for young build a bank for ROB too grundy. And lose my fwd/def while at it
    Or go ABray up to macrae and break the bank..
    I went with macrae and I’m happy after duursma tonned up and ROB on 70 at HT. I’ll just have to look at grundy post bye now he isn’t going to get dramatically out of reach where macrae was value. Now I need TKelly to rip gold coast apart as my Captain. Hope everyone has had a solid start to R10

    • Sam_01 says:

      Not going with crippa as captain mav? Surely big response after last week

      • Maverick_ says:

        GCS leak the most midfield points of any team in the Comp and by a mile too. I think I’ll back in TKelly with no danger tonight. I need to take a few risks my seasons cooked. But Cripps isn’t a bad choice at all just looking for a POD mate.

    • Russty_ says:

      Pretty good call there Mav in hindsight, I was spewing about not having Grundy too, but Goldy's score lessened the pain a bit.

      • Maverick_ says:

        yeah goldy did well russty and we have a nankless tiges next week so should go well again..
        ROB with a 93 after being on 70 at HT that really hurts

        • Russty_ says:

          Not bad for a rookie score though mate..at least he ain't losing us any cash this week, will just tip over the 400k mark, ripe for the slaughter next week.

  90. Corey says:

    Whitfield better score more then 106 because I upgraded Duursma to Whitfield😤

  91. Ned_Starkers says:

    Coniglio or Stack on field? Taking libba’s score so can move cogs on.

  92. Holty01 says:

    Community forgive it. Committed the ultimate sc sin. Struggling to field 22 this week with plenty of unwanted rookies onfield.
    So went double sideways trade. 🤭

    • Maverick_ says:

      when your at top like yourself Holty sometimes you have to make a few left field moves it may very well pay off hugely . What trades did you make?

      • Sam_01 says:

        I also made a cardinal sin, traded in Toby Greene went against the community’s advice and locked him in

      • Holty01 says:

        I went Williams to Lloyd and Crouch to Marshall.
        The Crouch to Marshall trade is the big worry but the other option was Duursma to a rookie early. Duursma’s Ton today has made me feel a bit better.

        • Derek says:

          Don’t mind the Williams to Lloyd, as long as the byes are ok.

          Crouch is a top 8,

          Marshall’s numbers have been very good and if he doesn’t get tired I can’t see them dropping off.

          Hopefully they give you some points

          • Holty01 says:

            I tend to agree on Crouch Derek. Problem is with both Crouch boys is once injured they seem to take an eternity to get back to full fitness. He could well be back next week but did not want to have to field a Stocker or Answerth. Plus I have my eyes on some Rd12 mids I might bring in Rd13.

            • Russty_ says:

              Matt Crouch only seems to do very well in the back half of seasons Holty…last few years or so.

              • Holty01 says:

                Yes. I might have to pick him back up after his bye. Although not something I really want to do. But his last score will make his price drop a bit in his next 2 games

        • Swans2012 says:

          I think Williams to lloyd is a genuine upgrade (that’s what I told myself) and crouch to Marshall is well I guess we’ll see. He hasn’t disappointed me so far! So good moves I reckon holt!!

    • Russty_ says:

      We all do em at times 'The Holt'…:), I've done a few this year too, Degoey and Brayshaw were my 2, anything goes mate as long as it benefits your team.

    • Rocksta_ says:

      If I was ranked 26th overall I would have done the exact same thing Holty. You need to throw everything at it, so don’t stress, you’ve done the right thing.

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      I did a double side ways trade aswell!! Crouch to Sloane Danger to Dunkley. 🤦‍♂️

      • Russty_ says:

        That worked out all right this week Shake…very sideways though.

        • Shake_n_bake says:

          Worked alright this week!! Have enough cash to go setterfield or Parker back to Danger next week if l decide to do that. Unfortunately had to make a trade in the fwd line or else would have copped a 🍩

          • Derek says:

            I was same, had to make a forward line trade otherwise have Parker on field.

            Thought about it a lot and went with Boak. Oh well. Got him now. At least Gunston did good.

    • Derek says:

      I’m against you in A Graders. You must be happy with Baker at half time. Even Corbet outscoring Merrett.

    • silversovereign says:

      Will struggle to crack 2000 this week even with 370 from Grundy.

  93. dontblushbaby says:

    Christopher Burgess would be the most useless contributor to SC since Zack Dawson , might even be the worst of all time

  94. Russty_ says:

    What are the Cats doing?….time to bury these spuds in the ground, and improve their percentage for the year.
    P.S, let's go Stewart!…need a ton mate.

  95. Holty01 says:

    And to think I was laughing at people a month ago who still had Balta. 🤔

  96. Russty_ says:

    Gazza's a great player, but might be getting angry with other player's bodies, because his bodie's getting old and tired.
    He can't seem to stop hitting people these days, could be in trouble this week, but if he gets off again, he could be totally immune to punishment lol

  97. Ken says:

    Who would you captain after a VC fail with Macrae … Should I put the C on Neale or Cripps?

  98. KSinny says:

    I ❤ Noah Balta

    • Ken says:

      Haha same.. was really thinking of selling him off but had other priorities…blessing in disguise

    • Russty_ says:

      He's probably part of the future of the club, Tigers will need 2 good tall forwards going fwd and Lynch will be one of them, Jack will retire in a few years.
      Balta's getting valuable experience now and is starting to deal with AFL pace, and is improving rapidly, good to see 🙂

  99. Holty01 says:

    Wow. Tonight was make or break for me with many rookies playing. I must say I’m very happy.
    Although Corbett wasn’t outstanding, I’ll take 47 happily.
    I also had Atkins, Baker and Clark.
    With Kelly putting icing on the cake. Amazing what one weeks difference can make.

    • well done H. you have the same players left as me and yet you are almost 100 in front . your moves paid off big time bud should climb back up good luck

    • Browncow says:

      Hopefully the SC Gods keep smiling on you Holty. Stoked with Atkins and Baker tonight. Be hard to send Atkins back to the bench.

    • Derek says:

      Everything falling your way Holty. Well done mate.

    • Russty_ says:

      I'm gonna score heaps more than my initial predictions too Holty but still probably lose most of my League games lol, next year I'll just play strangers who give up half way through hehe.

      • Holty01 says:

        I think it was Derek who asked a while back what I may have done differently at the start of this year which has put me in this position. Didn’t really answer it as I thought to myself “hell, what did I actually do differently to start this year’. Now I’ve thought about it, these 3 things probably stick out more then anything.
        1. Had time this year to research my rookies. Didn’t rage trade them early after a bad performance as I had faith they would bounce back. Most have but still have Setterfield unfortunately.
        2. My company phone is with Telstra. Can watch all the games when I want. Has certainly helped make some decisions.

        And this one I think has been the most important one.
        3. Not trying to pick the next break out star. My method was simple in picking players I knew would perform but also fallen premiums who I thought had down years due to injuries etc. Sloane is a great example. Averaged 110 for a few years but last year had plenty of niggles.
        It is still only early days and my team could fall into a massive hole but I think these have been the main reasons I find myself in the position I am.
        Not sure if this will actually help anyone but might give someone another way of looking at selecting your team to start the season

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Congratulations Holty. Top 10 if things go your way today. You grabbing Lloyd on Friday night was very smart. We both snaffled him whilst his price was down. Go well today!! Fingers crossed for ya!

  100. Derek says:

    Seems like there are going to be some fairly good scores this week.

    Thought I was going ok and projected around 2320, but that might only win me 5/10 leagues this week.

    Sunday always scares me, but this week will be bad.

    Stocker, Lockhart, Hore, Answerth & Parker all on field. I hope I have same rookie luck as Holty.

    • Derek says:

      I can take Scrimshaw’s 51. He was going well today.

      And choose between Parker or Young?

    • Holty01 says:

      I hope not, I’m playing you in our cash league. Lol
      But seriously after last week, I think we all deserve a bit of luck with our rookies.
      Plus I have a strong feeling Answerth will do well tomorrow.

      • Derek says:

        I’ve already had Durrsma do good

        I held Libba and he did good

        Gunston joined the Bunnies and did good

        So already had a few do-gooders

        Hope Oliver doesn’t get the de boer curse

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Wouldnt we all want a bit of Holty's luck right now mate. I have Hore and Young on the field only today. Projected to go 2294 but with J Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Mundy, Coniglio, and Billings to come today as well, I am hoping to hit 2350. (1479 now)

      Good luck today Derek. Let the rookie force be with you!!

      • Derek says:

        Would you field Young ahead of Parker? Or doesn’t it matter.

        Where does Young play?

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Its an easy one for me Derek. I traded out Parker this week after his ridiculously high BE of 90 and was also starting to bleed serious cash. Traded in Young in his place so he will be on the field today. Young has been named on the half forward line/wing so he might get a bit of the footy today. If I had both, Id still field Young over Parker anyway. Gresham named in the forward pocket. Hope that helps mate. TH

        • Shake_n_bake says:

          Watched Saints up close last week against my pies. Parker goes missing for long periods Young had a slow start but did warm into the game as it went on

  101. Ken says:

    Sloane has posted 8 tons out of 10..but he does have de Boer in two weeks…

  102. NoLanguage96 says:

    Atkins! Duursma! Libba! Baker!

  103. cash_cows says:

    11 played, sitting on 1225. Gawn C.
    Looking decent so far, all things considered.
    Held Couch, Danger and Williams.

  104. Cliffy says:

    Doesn't get any tougher than this, but have to choose a combination of these three guys (Gibbons, Answerth, Stocker) to play on field, what do we reckon for today?

    I have to play two out of these three, decisions, decisions…

    • Derek says:

      Have a look at your opponents.

      I have to choose between Young and Parker. 6 of my opponents have Young on field and 1 has Parker.

      I’ll go with the crowd on that one, don’t feel lucky about bucking the group think.

    • silversovereign says:

      I’d go Answerth and stocker

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I would go Gibbons and Answerth. Gibbons has tonned up once already so he is capable of producing a decent score. Answerth will be busy against Freo today. Should see a bit of the ball. Stocker is still totally unproven IMO. Good luck mate!

  105. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Seems like everyone is having a good week but me, slid from 2k to 8.5k after last round, looks like its more of the same :/

    • Derek says:

      Wait until Sunday is over before you say anything.

      There are still plenty of the big boys to play today.

      Will De Boer get hold of Olivet? Will Melb rag Whitfield like last time they played, Will Mummy crunch Maxy? How with Neale go against his old team and all the rookies who are on our field.

      Plenty of reasons to watch from behind the couch.

    • Lazza says:

      I’ll be happy to break 2000 with 9 on field rookies AB … I have a slight chance of winning one of my cash leagues … but will need Fyfe to go ridiculously mega-big..

    • Russty_ says:

      Not now AB with LockFART's dog poop and Oliver being tagged into oblivion…never again Lockhart on the field.

  106. Dash says:

    Is Parker to Young really worth a trade this week? Parker peaked at 254K. Probably lose more cash today.
    Just not sure if I can wait another week on Young and rookies on their bubble? Thoughts?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I culled Parker into Young this week. I have a lot of confidence in Young. Happy to go that one week early so I had the cash to upgrade Walsh to Lloyd. (DPP) Its just a matter of whether you want to be aggressive and move your team forward. Good luck in what you decide to do. Cheers, TH

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey TH, I've held off trading this week but if Young goes well, I'll probably bring him in next week for ROB and cash up, was gonna go Goldy to Grundy too but that can probably wait a bit now.
        Think I need some more big guns in the backline.

  107. Lazza says:

    Salem a late out .. replaced by Spargo

  108. Shake_n_bake says:

    Were do we stand coming into Sunday’s games?

  109. dontblushbaby says:

    I didn't have Grundy, first time I didn't have him as VC or C this year and Macrae didn't score that well , can't decide who to put the C on ? currently have Fyfe , but could go Whitfield,Kelly,or Neale ?

    • Russty_ says:

      I reckon Kelly could go large DBB, Fyfe's been a bit down on scoring, Neale went well last week but could get tagged this week?

    • Beezneez says:

      You're currently 2 in front of me in the 3rd quarter of Freo and Brisbane dbb. If only I'd have put Parker on field instead of Young. Could have had you thanks to your Neale spudding it up. Couldn't believe my luck earlier when I saw no vc on Grundy. You picked the right option in Kelly.

  110. Russty_ says:

    Jeez Hore's had a great start, wish I could say the same about Lockhart, maybe I should've put Burgess on field instead lol

  111. BoltonsBlues says:

    That peanut Lockhart is doing his best to cost me my cash league!
    Jelly, tick
    Hore, tick
    Gawn, tick
    Whitfield, could be better
    Lockhart, arrrrrrrr

    • Derek says:

      I had chance to take Scrimshaws 51. Have no idea why I didn’t

      • Russty_ says:

        Lockhart coming off a 3 round average of 70, and he produces 8 points in a half, hope his kick up the ass at half time produces something salvageable in the 2nd!
        Could've fielded Answerth or Burgess instead…dangit.

      • BoltonsBlues says:

        I had to swing to many magnets this week, Young, Corbett, Scrimshaw, Lockhart all getting games

  112. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Imagine being 51 points up against a team who's only scored 2 goals in 2 and a half quarters and still tagging the ever loving f*ck out of your opponent. GIVE CLARRY A BREAK. PLEASE

    • Derek says:

      Very frustrating. Won’t let him take a step without holding him

    • Rocksta_ says:

      de Boer has destroyed Clarry. Just another scalp for the new best tagger in the comp.

    • BoltonsBlues says:

      NO!!! Tag him longer, I don’t have him and Kelly outscoring Cogs and Oliver put together has put me in position A1

  113. Russty_ says:

    Note to self: Get all Melbourne players out of my side except for Gawn and Hore.

  114. Maverick_ says:

    To hold Walsh & go Brayshaw to macrae definitely looked the right move To make this week. Can’t believe it took me this long to move his starchy spuddy ass on. Did oliver receive the de boer treatment?

    • Russty_ says:

      Sure did Mav, Brayshaw's score is actually half decent compared to Oliver's

      • Maverick_ says:

        Yeah that’s true russty but atleast I know Oliver’s is from a hard tag by the #1 pest in the league.. what is ABs excuse haha

        • Russty_ says:

          Saw at one point he elected to go for a weak bump on a player rather than tackle…commentators noticed it too and called him on it.

  115. Russty_ says:

    Someone needs to Text Robbie Young…"You up?" lol

  116. RealDealNeale says:

    Somehow Brayshaw kept surviving in my side due to all the other chaos. Is it almost a hold and hope for the best now? Lost way too much value

    • hedski says:

      Same here Real, I have 4 more spots to fill and if he hasn't performed by then he's gone.
      Unfortunately he's a hold for me now as much as it hurts.

    • Maverick_ says:

      moved him on this week RDN.
      It was AB or walsh.

  117. Derek says:

    Have to be careful what I wish for.

    Start of Melb game I thought 350 from the 4 I had would be ok. Gawn, Oliver, Horr & Lockhart.

    They scored 350, just not how I would have thought.

  118. Steeeve says:

    Robbie Young would have to be the most "went early on him" player in recent memory. And he is playing like the supercoach gods want to send us all a lesson. A donut would have been preferable to having another rookie score almost no points, make no money, and waste away on our benches.

    • Derek says:

      6 of my opponents had the same idea as me.

      • Steeeve says:

        It's a problem a lot of us will have, and unfortunately it might cost one more trade for those (like me) who could end up with neither bench rookie playing in our forward lines.

    • Tommy says:

      He is now my season loophole, he’ll get dropped for sure. Looked lost out there!

    • Wondering says:

      Try a donut as well as young and lockhart
      My early rank of top 300 will plummet to 15k this week

    • DeadLuckyiGuess says:

      When you're needing to paint the fence and/or avoid a donut a player with a high 60 in his 1st game was better option than?????.
      He'll be ok It's not every year that we get to Butter Hores Rozees straight away followed up by O'Brien Drew Stacks and a late Balta. Stocker started poorly and has got better hinge was poor first up but OK today Answerth good bad good its all normal.

  119. Holty01 says:

    Come on Marshall loft a bit mate. I’m not a greedy man. A 85-90 I’ll be happy with from here.

  120. TBone_9 says:

    Cmon Billings and Walsh! Need you boys to pick up second half. Feeling very happy at this moment in time to have kept Parker on my bench and not go early on Young. Looking like another Sunday Bloody Sunday…

  121. Derek says:

    Parker would have been a great pick on field instead of Young. I hate Sundays

    • hedski says:

      I should have taken Petracelle's 39 over Young.
      Looking like I should have fielded Answorth over Lockhart too the way it's going.

      • Rocksta_ says:

        Similar here. Young instead of Parker, Lochart instead of Answerth. Add to that Rocky’s injury and this has been another shit week.

        • hedski says:

          I had Parker on so I'll take that Rocksta

        • JEL says:

          Young, Parker, Lochart & Answerth, my team is so awesome I have all 4 on field!!

          Throw in Cogs, Heeney and Rocky and anything over 2000 will be a miracle.

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      If l had both l most likely would have started young aswell it’s amazing what a couple of goals does.

      • Derek says:

        I’m just amazed I still have Parker

        • Shake_n_bake says:

          Just didn’t make enough coin to move on & starved a tad with in coming rookies. I started with Larcky from rd 1 then moved him on after rd 3 thinking he’s just going to sit there couldn’t believe he was named the week after.

        • Beezneez says:

          Me too. I fielded Young over Parker as well.

  122. Maverick_ says:

    Gee you were pretty vocal about young being a jet last week rocksta_ haha
    after that performance it'll be a pass for me hopefully the midseason draft will help blood some new rookies.

    • Rocksta_ says:

      Yea, I’m hearing ya mate. With Williams, Crouch and Danger out, and Hately still not getting a call up, I had no choice but to go early on him and field him. What’s worse, I traded Parker for him because of his 90BE (cost me 58 points).
      This game gives me the shits!

      • silversovereign says:

        Bewley will be on the bubble in round 13 if he holds his spot. I took wills this week, hope he can hold his spot 😬

    • Maverick_ says:

      yeah it's definately a cruel old season isn't it! I held off going early but he was in my plans for this week but not now.
      I feel previous years you can go into most sundays with a nice little lead and you can be pretty sure you'll win ya league games trusting ya proj. This year you go into sunday up by a nice margin and it be a blood bath and you lose somehow, it's been absolute carnage!

  123. Tommy says:

    Strange week. Have Williams, crouch, danger and Moore on the bench, had to field young, Lockhart and Corbett, yet somehow going to score 2300. I think there will be some massive scores this week, how’d everyone else go?

    • silversovereign says:

      On track for about 2260 if Fyfe tons up. Absolute miracle as I had to field burgess, bolton, miers, wills, and copped rocky’s Injury.

      • Maverick_ says:

        i'm looking at 2240 if fyfe tons. i think that's below par but i'll take it when you see who i actually had fielded! haha

    • hedski says:

      2205 with a half to come from Fyfe who I traded in this week.
      Williams, Crouch and Danger on the bench also.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      2243 for me with M Crouch and Williams on the bench. Young onfield and Duursma on the bench cost me dearly. Still, I will take it.

    • DeadLuckyiGuess says:

      Similar to you Tommy. I had, Williams, Crouch, Danger and had to field young (17), Scrimshaw (50) and Stack (65) plus the below pars from Neale, Smith, Marshall yet I ended up with 2336.

  124. Chompers says:

    Cmon Fyfey I need a big score to win, get it done you gun!

  125. Chompers says:

    Fielded Lockhart instead of answerth, real bright idea that one. Probably cost me 3 close league games, typical haha!

  126. dontblushbaby says:

    Lachie Neale is going to hurt with a projected 121 , sitting on 62 at the 10 min mark of the last 1/4

  127. Derek says:

    Lions needed a Rampe

  128. Chompers says:

    fanfooty better be wrong, just give fyfe 1 more point ffs

  129. Russty_ says:

    Onya Holty 2500, some other great scores in the leagues too, well done fellas.
    Who'd of thought after the way this week started.

  130. KSinny says:

    2290 for me with Danger, Williams and Crouch benched And Both Young and Lockhart on field. How'd everyone go this week?

  131. hedski says:

    Bloody magnificent to crack 2500 Holty, you are killing it mate 👍🍻

  132. Pman says:

    2241 which I'm reasonably happy with considering my injuries. I thought there would be carnage everywhere this weekend but there have been a lot of high scores. In my cash league there are 8 scores over 2300 including a 2529, be interested to know the top scores and what the average scores will be.

  133. Iamme says:

    Carried 5 spuds plus Rocky and somehow still managed 2340

  134. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    As predicted, fielding Lockhart & Young over Parker & Answerth f*cks me over completely, whereas last round i did the opposite and still got f*cked over. You just can't win

  135. TelescopicCox says:

    2260 this week so can’t complain! Hopefully we can all get some players back next week and keep moving forward

  136. TBone_9 says:

    2322 this week, pretty stoked tbh! Hinge is looking pretty good to me for the pickup this week, especially for anyone who has Lockhart I think that might be a popular trade. Hopefully Danger, Crouch and Williams back this week. How’d everyone else end up? Anyone crack above 2500??

    • Russty_ says:

      Just the Holt in my Leagues TBone….well done mate.
      Other honourable mentions over 2400 in my leagues ….
      Shake n bake 2460
      Simmos Stars 2456
      Scandilands FC 2442
      Pauline Pantsdown 2420
      Manhores 2418
      Moustachio 2400
      Please forgive if a few numbers are out, it still seems to be changing even now.

    • Sam_01 says:

      2289 for me will probably continue to slide down the ranks 🙁

    • Daz says:

      2334 with a tasty 17, coulda taken petrols 37 or whatever it was, but not crouch, williams, and danger, would love to see 2 out of 3 come back next week. Anyone see rocky's hammy? suppose he hold if if he is only technically going to miss one week cause he has the bye that follows.

      • Sam_01 says:

        Yeh in the same boat daz probably just have to hold him he did try to go on after he tweaked it so he wasn’t a complete write off

    • silversovereign says:

      2281 this week. Dropped to 3300. Last 2 weeks have not been kind to me.

    • Lazza says:

      With 9 on field rookies I’m pretty happy with my 2279… had Oliver and Neale who both spudded up..

      • Russty_ says:

        That's good Lazza, heading in the right direction mate.

        • Lazza says:

          When I was 955 with 11 to play .. I thought 2000 would be a struggle .. ended winning 6 out of 10 including the cash comp … I hope Derek’s not too p1ssed with me .. pipped him at the post in The Rat Pack..
          hopefully we will have some decent rookies to trade this week..

          • Russty_ says:

            Bit of a crazy week mate, I'm sure Derek will be spewing about bringing Young in and fielding him over Parker, sometimes those calls just need a week's waiting period.

            • Derek says:

              Spweeing alright. Got pipped in 3 eagues by less than what Parker scored

              Finally Brought in Boak this week.

              Scrimshaw teased us again with 50 at half time.

              Rocky went down

              Watching Oliver get tagged out of the game ruined my weekend

              And the Rookies were crap.

              Wasn’t all gloom;

              Libba redeemed, and Durrsma played good.

              Got Gunston last week and he rewarded me

              And the Grundy/Gawn combo is still the best tickets in town

              Plus the Hawks won

              • Russty_ says:

                Gunston was a ripper call this week Derek, sounds like you just had some cumulative bad luck this week mate.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Hi TBone, about the same for me, ended up with 2343, being my best score so far for the season. I'll be looking to get Hinge in as well, since I need to do a downgrade so I can do my upgrade trade. Won seven of my nine league games and for once wasn't involved in any close games.

      • Russty_ says:

        7 of 9's good John, and she was hot in Star Trek Voyager lol, I only won 4 of 10 this week…that was her ugly Sister.
        Don't you go giving it away next year…it's not permitted 🙂

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Yes she was Russty, I'm a bit of a Star Trek fan, grew up watching Star Trek:The Original Series, as it's now called and watched all the other different series and films as they came out.

  137. Tommy says:

    Just realised Neale will be ripe for the picking just after his bye, beautiful!

  138. Maverick_ says:

    and we are open for business!
    Whose everyone trading in and out this week, any rage trades or standout rooks?
    It's nice to not be raging about brayshaw on a sunday night for once.

    • Russty_ says:

      Not sure yet Mav but something will be done for sure!…glad I don't have Young to think about…he will not be coming into my team now.
      Hinge isn't a swinger but he's worth thinking about swinging into our sides 😉

    • Lazza says:

      Keep any eye on Bewley… his SC score should have been higher .. his last quarter was key in the Dockers win ..

    • Maverick_ says:

      yeah im happy i didnt jump on young early russty. I watched that game lazz how about his 35m bullet to hit a teammate off HB with a minute to go, ice in his veins and set up the attack. Early days but i am considering rozee – bewley/hinge & ROB – grundy.
      rozee shoulda been turned into a def premo but need grundy after his projected to be 700k+ next week not sure I can wait any longer. I'm burning trades like they're going out of fashion to only stay in touch with the pack.

  139. Holty up to 4th good on ya sport keep going

  140. Tommo09 says:

    Thoughts on grabbing Pendles this week? I was looking at him Thursday night hoping for a lowish score so he would go down in price but he decided to get almost 150

    • Russty_ says:

      Some good scores in there Tommo but also a few crap ones in between, 3 round average and overall average are almost the same.
      I think final mids if possible should be averaging over 110.
      It's a risky prospect, might be better off forking out a bit more dosh for someone younger averaging more.

  141. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Thanks for everything hairy cat but that was a shocker on the weekend.
    You have been brilliant though and I will put the $250k profit to good use

    What rooks though aint much about?
    Watched saints didnt see young he was the invisible man. Picked up a couple of cheap possies. May get the flick.

    Didn't do too bad considering scimshaw, Lockhart, stocker, bewley and miers were all on deck.

    Hope to get a couple of the big boys back.this week.

    • Shake_n_bake says:

      Played you Trigg in ur league

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        I know mate too good this time around.

        Had too many rooks on field and 5 of them were very average.

        Hope too face off again in the future.

        BTW. Nice score mate. 😉

  142. Derek says:

    Whitfield is in 39% of teams. I’m assuming that will increase a fair bit this week. Including the Bunnies.

    • Browncow says:

      Think you are right Derek. He is one of about a dozen must haves and should boost the Bunnies.

  143. Murray says:

    I have 200k in the bank and COULD go Grundy to Grundy in 1 trade. Should I do it or is just a luxury trade?

    Goldy seems to be coming good at long last

  144. Swoopstar says:

    So only way I can get Whitfield in is trading Moore and Clark who still have bit of money to make. But since Whitfield is likely to climb +20/30k this week and eventually back to 600k+, i'm thinking it's a sensible move. Thoughts?

    • Russty_ says:

      I'm probably doing the same this week Swoopstar, Moore has possibly made all the money he's gonna make and trading someone averaging 79 after 8 games for someone averaging 116 is a decent move to strengthen your side.
      I assume you're also doing Clark to Hinge?
      Plus Moore has the dodgy ankle so who knows if that keeps affecting him?…he has been injury prone in the past.

  145. Bill says:

    I like Willis

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