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SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 10

Published by Kev on

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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TommyC99

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

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

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

TRIGGA_HAPPY

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;

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez Kev.

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

SC_Kev7

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

Daz

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.

DavidC

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.

SC_Kev7

Mr. Magnets at it again!

Dash

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)

Rivo

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

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

Finnius

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

Rivo

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

Finnius

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.

Rivo

Yeah true. Risky week with no bench cover for the week but reckon I’m not alone.

Westy

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!

Maverick_

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

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

Maverick_

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_

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

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

AuroraBorealis?!

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

Shake_n_bake

I think he’ll keep his spot

TommyC99

Im worried simmo could push him out

AuroraBorealis?!

As was i Tommy, all good now though

hedski

Stocker is in AB

AuroraBorealis?!

Beautiful, keen for a 45

Swans2012

He’s been getting the ball, I reckon he’ll go ok.

Shake_n_bake

Westhoff now that Lycett out 🤔

Derek

What is Ladhams like? Ruck?

Shake_n_bake

He is a ruckman. Just don’t think he plays as many mins. Westhoff good for my byes. Ruck swing, want to see if Parker & Setters plays.

Finnius

wayyyyy too much unpredictability for mine shake.

Great fact hunt

I would not touch Westhoff until Dixon is back which will release him from full forward

Trades

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

DavidC

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

Sarah

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

Holty01

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

LordDeb

Now it's complicated<img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

Steve

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

KSinny

Honestly really like Marshall, and he's got the blues this week

Holty01

tend to agree Sinny. Even Mundy might be an option although very expensive

Rick Grimes

Boak. He has a highish BE but is capable of getting it. Looking like a top 10 player, overall.

Maverick_

Boak if money’s no option..
with limited cash generation this year I’m going for value & getting Marshall this week consistently over 90 each week. 🔐

Finnius

Boak for sure. Good bye as well

s c tragic

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

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

Redd

Walsh to Mcrae or Williams to Whitfield?

Maverick_

Is walsh to Whitfield possible?

Holty01

He must have Duursma or Answerth

Maverick_

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

Redd

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

Maverick_

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

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

Redd

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_

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

Redd

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

Russty_

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

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

RealDealNeale

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

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

How much do you want to keep DeGoey?

redherringfc

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

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

Big G

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

TommyC99

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

He is in Big G.

Derek

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

JohnDJ59

Yes, 61.

Shake_n_bake

B Scott looks likes he’s gone b4 season ends

TOPHAWK1

The coach or the player Shake?

Shake_n_bake

Coach

TommyC99

Coach TH

hedski

Great call Shake, he's out.

G.C.

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.

hedski

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

TommyC99

Stocker and Parker keep their spots, Setterfield dropped.

Bewley to finally debut

hedski

Ha ha. Great minds Tommy

TommyC99

ahahaha great minds indeed Hedski

Shake_n_bake

B long gets a gig.

Tommy

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

TommyC99

Young for sure

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bewley

COREYSC

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!

Stickman

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

The Ranger

I'm taking the punt on Young to avoid the donut.
Fingers are crossed.

Derek

same. don't even know what he looks like, but he's in my team.

The Ranger

Mature aged, renowned for his pace, tackling and forward pressure, surely the Saints will give him a run of games…

JingleBells

Heeney? Buddy's back and Heeney is named on the wing – only 453K

silversovereign

I’m taking the punt on wills

AuroraBorealis?!

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

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?

The Ranger

Atkins or Butters onfield?

Swans2012

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

Atkins against the suns Ranger.

Saritz

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

Matt

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 🙂

Derek

do you have Neale?

matt

nope and cannot afford him sadly

Dash

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

Let me know your trade advice. Cheers

hedski

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

Dash

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_

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

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_

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

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

Russty_

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.

Daniel

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?

Ryan

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

Russty_

He did some good things in his 2nd game, probs end up one of those 50 average rooks.

Rick Grimes

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

Beezneez

Don't know whether it's relevant to your question Rick but he didn't make it again.

Rick Grimes

Ah yep, none is the answer. Will end up with a 90 average.

Russty_

2 and done maybe, the 2 he's already played, coach musn't rate him.

JingleBells

If gets associated with SOS in any way scratch him off your list. That guy has bought more spuds than the smiths chip factory!

Tommy

He was recruited last year? Don’t know how that has anything to do with SOS

Jacko

Not sure what you're on about mate

Lazza

😂😂😂😂

Beezneez

Can't understand it. Last year 18yo and playing against men in the SANFL. Was rated just behind Lukosius Rankine and Rozee.

Ja191

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

JingleBells

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

cash_cows

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_

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

cash_cows

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?

Mick

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_

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

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

Saritz

Officially GWS are saying 2 weeks

TelescopicCox

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

Jeffrey

Hinge better then a young?

Russty_

Young's got the better bye, but will depend on him getting goals to score ok probably.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

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

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

SamuraiPizzaCat

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_

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

Ahh bye week scores 🙊

With setters out no choice gotta trade to avoid a 🍩

SamuraiPizzaCat

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

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

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

Ditto.

At least I don’t have Parker or Burgess.

(hope you don’t either)

Bubz

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

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

MikeLowrey

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

Hazey

A

John

Going Parker to Young and Drew to Boak. Thoughts?

hedski

Yep 👍

Hazey

I went; Gibbons, Drew OUT
Whitfield, Young IN

Whitfield could go mental in the games up to his bye!

KSinny

Lloyd or Whitfield this week? And why?

cash_cows

Whitfield because no Williams.

Hazey

And likely to go ballistic until his bye

Sharkmove_King

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.

Saritz

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

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

Saritz

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

Russty_

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Gibbs

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

cash_cows

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

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

Lazza

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

Russty_

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

Loop

A couple of goals and no free kicks against would do it.