Around the Grounds – Round 10

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Round 10 is in the books and it was a high scoring round for many, though not necessarily from our rookies. With Round 10 now completed, we’re almost at the start of the bye rounds, which begin in Round 12, so many will be looking to trade their way through that period, starting from this week with some downgrades/upgrades from rookies to premos. So with that being said, lets go take a look at what Round 10 through at us.



The Pies kept their lock on 2nd place on the ladder after a 80-73 win over Sydney on Friday night. Another game out for Darcy Moore, but Rupert Willis remained and had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 2 clearances and 66 SCPoints.

Collingwoods VFL side defeated the Box Hill Hawks 79-65. Isaac Quaynor had 26 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 9 rebound 50’s.


Carlton made a push in the last quarter, but fell just short in defeating St Kilda, losing 68-55. Sam Walsh had 28 disposals, 5 marks and 5 clearances, but 7 clangers dropped his score down to 93 SCPoints. His BE is 79 this week, he’s looking like he’ll keep until his bye round in Round 14. Liam Stocker finished with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 64 SCPoints. Michael Gibbons had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 goals for 60 SCPoints. His BE is 66 coming up, so potential for him to lose some cash from his current price.

The Northern Blues suffered a 80-69 loss to Sandringham in their VFL match. Pat Kerr kicked 3.3 with 11 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles. Kym Lebois booted 2.1 with 7 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles. Matthew Owies also kicked 2 goals with 10 disposals, 2 marks and a tackle and Will Setterfield had 23 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal.


The conditions weren’t the greatest and the Bombers felt it, going down 73-50 against Richmond at the MCG on Saturday night. Josh Begley had 9 disposals, 1 goal and 2 tackles for 59 SCPoints.

In the VFL we also had a Richmond vs Essendon matchup, which Richmond won 70-67. Irvin Mosquito kicked 2.2 with 14 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles and Dylan Clarke had 26 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles.


Geelong remain a game clear on top of the ladder for another week after a 94-61 win over the Gold Coast Suns. Jordan Clark was good with 18 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 1.1 for 85 SCPoints, with a BE of 45. Gryan Miers had just 12 disposals and 3 tackles for 34 SCPoints, with a BE now at 114, so it might be time to trade him at his peak. Darcy Fort had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 12 hitouts for 51 SCPoints, he’s on the bubble this week with a BE of -116.

Geelong had a big win in the VFL, defeating Coburg 131-54. Nathan Krueger kicked 6 goals with 16 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles. Blake Schlensog kicked 3.3 with 12 disposals and 8 marks and Jake Tarca kicked 3.1 with 15 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles


Hawthorn played this one down in Tasmania and they showed why they like it there so much, defeating Port Adelaide 80-49. James Cousins had 20 disposals, 9 marks and 81 SCPoints while Jack Scrimshaw finished with 17 disposals and 2 tackles for 52 SCPoints with a BE of 74. His season average is 65.8 SCPoints, but his 5 round average is at just 59 SCPoints, so he could lose some cash again this week. Conor Glass had 12 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for just 36 SCPoints and Marc Pittonet had 9 disposals, 4 tackles and 29 hitouts and 75 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks lost their VFL match against Collingwood, going down 79-65. Jackson Ross kicked 4 goals with 12 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles and Ned Reeves had 7 disposals, 2 tackles and 32 hitouts.


Melbourne banged on 7 goals to 2 in the final quarter, but it still wasn’t enough to dig them out of the hole they were in, losing 94-68 to GWS. Marty Hore was great with 18 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 9 rebound 50’s for 116 SCPoints, with his BE down to 45 this week. Oskar Baker had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 2 goals for 57 SCPoints. Charlie Spargo had 10 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a goal got hid 37 SCPoints. Jay Lockhearthad 9 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 32 SCPoints and Harrison Petty had 5 disposals and 1 mark for 36 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons lost in the VFL, losing to Williamstown 77-61. Sam Weideman kicked 3.1 with 12 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Brayden Preuss had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 46 hitouts.

North Melbourne

One last win for Brad Scott to push his final record to 106 wins and 105 losses, with the Roos defeating the Western Bulldogs 115-90. Tarryn Thomas finished with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 goals for 56 SCPoints while Luke Davies-Uniacke had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 44 SCPoints. Nick Larkey had just 7 disposals, but kicked 3 goals to finish on 77 SCPoints.

North Melbourne lost to Footscray 83-64 in their VFL match last week. Sam Durdin had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s while Bailey Scott kicked 1.1 with 11 disposals and 3 tackles.


A solid win for the Tigers, defeating Essendon 73-50 at the MCG. Liam Baker had 24 disposals, 4 marks and 9 tackles for 105 SCPoints. Impressive given there were 7 clangers in there as well. Noah Balta continued his good form with 18 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 11 hitouts and 7 clearances for 83 SCPoints. He still has a BE of -3 and is running on a 3 round average of 88.7 SCPoints, so good signs for him. Sydney Stack had 16 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 67 SCPoints. His BE is 70 this week, which he has hit in the past, so you could really go either way with him this week. Callum Coleman-Jones made his AFL debut and had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 10 hitouts for 60 SCPoints. Shai Bolton had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 45 SCPoints.

Richmond defeated Essendon in the VFL as well, winning that game 70-67. Fraser Turner had 25 disposals and 4 marks, Mabior Cholfinished with 22 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles, 22 hitouts and a goal and Patrick Niash had 22 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles while Jake Aarts kicked 2.1 with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

St Kilda

It was a tight match, but St Kilda held on for a 68-55 win over Carlton. Callum Wilie finished with 19 disposals, 7 marks and 78 SCPoints. Josh Battle had 15 disposals and 8 marks for 77 SCPoints. Jonathon Marsh had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 59 SCPoints. Matthew Parker ad 13 disposals, 5 marks and 2 goals for 75 SCPoints, unfortunately being hit with 5 clangers there as well. He lost a bit of cash this week, but his BE has now moved back down to 35, which isn’t a guarantee to hit, but he should at least get near it at worst. Robert Young was quieter this week with just 5 disposals and 1 mark for 17 SCPoints.

The Sandringham Zebras defeated the Northern Blues 80-69 in their VFL match. Nick Hind booted 1.1 with 20 disposals and 3 tackles

Western Bulldogs

It was a tight match for the majority of it, but the Roos pulled away in the last to take a 115-90 win over the Bulldogs. Bailey Smith had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 88 SCPoints.

Footscray had a 83-64 win over North Melbourne in their Round 8 VFL matchup. Will Hayes had 21 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Lachie Young booted a goal with 17 disposals, 7 marks and 6 rebound 50’s.

South Australia


A poor second half saw the Crows lose a 33 point lead and go down to the Eagles 85-73 on Saturday afternoon. Reilly O’Brien had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles and 40 hitouts for 91 SCPoints. His BE is 60 this week and could be useful with many as coverage in Round 13 when both Gawn and Grundy have the bye. Chayce Jones finished on 11 disposals and 4 tackles for 52 SCPoints.

No SANFL action for the Crows due to the split bye-round.

Port Adelaide

A poor week for South Australia with Port also taking an L after a 80-49 loss to Hawthorn. Xavier Duursma finished with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 1.2 for 108 SCPoints. Good result for him that moves his BE to 37 with that score buying him another fortnight of price gains . Zak Butters had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 2 behinds for 54 SCPoints and a BE of 23. Peter Ladhams finished with 13 disposals, 1 mark, 9 hitouts and a goal for 66 SCPoints. Connor Rozee had 12 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 66 SCPoints. His price has risen above $400K now and with a BE of 57 he should stay above that for another week at least. Billy Frampton had 9 disposals and 5 clangers for 25 SCPoints and Kane Farrell had 9 disposals and 2 tackles for 36 SCPoints.

The Port Adelaide Magpies played in the only SANFL game this weekend, with a 107-58 loss to Glenelg. They’ll have a “bye” next week due to the split round. Joe Atyle had 21 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles while Willem Drew finished with 30 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles. Kai Pudney had 25 disposals and 5 marks and Jack Trengove finished with 21 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles.

Western Australia


A point on the siren by Michael Walters gave Fremantle a 73-72 win over Brisbane. Brett Bewley made his AFL debut and had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 49 SCPoints.

The result didn’t quite go the Dockers way in the WAFL, with the Peel Thunder losing a 78-73 contest to West Perth. Harley Bennell starred with 2 goals, 30 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Tom North finished with 19 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

West Coast

A good win for the Eagles who kicked 10 goals in the second half to take a 85-73 win over Adelaide and move their record at AO to 8-2. Oscar Allen had 9 disposals, 6 tackles, 9 hitouts and a goal for his 83 SCPoints while Jack Petruccelle had 8 disposals and a goal for 37 SCPoints.

West Coast suffered a 70-56 loss to the Swan Districts in their WAFL match. Jarrod Cameron booted 4.1 with 9 disposals, 4 marks and a tackle while Keegan Brooksby had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and 50 hitouts. Josh Smith had 28 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles.

New South Wales


GWS could afford to take the pedal off in the last quarter having already built up a 9 goal lead and defeated Melbourne 94-68. Isaac Cumming had 6 disposals and 3 marks for 50 SCPoints and Brent Daniels finished with 11 disposals and 5 tackles for 43 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a 111-69 loss to Brisbane in the NEAFL match. Jackson Hately had 36 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles and Nick Shipley had 26 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles. Matthew Flynn kicked 3.1 with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 7 hitouts.


They came close to putting away Collingwood, but the Pies were just too good in the end, defeating Sydney 80-73. Nick Blakey had 8 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and a goal for 47 SCPoints.

Sydney defeated the Gold Coast 116-58 in the NEAFL. James Rose finished with 32 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles, while James Rowbottom had 31 disposals, 5 marks and 10 tackles. Darcy Cameron had 22 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 39 hitouts and a goal.



Brisbane had the lead for most of the game, but lost it at the siren, losing to Fremantle 73-72. Noah Answerth had 13 disposals and 7 marks for 64 SCPoints while Mitchell Hinge had 14 disposals 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 73 SCPoints.

Brisbane defeated GWS 111-69 in the NEAFL. Corey Lyons kicked 2 goals with 22 disposals, 7 marks and a tackle and Jacob Allison had 28 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Gold Coast

The might of Geelong proved just too much for the Suns, going down 91-64 at Metricon Stadium. Wil Powell had 16 disposals and 7 marks for 57 SCPoints. Jack Lukosius finished with 10 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 30 SCPoints. Josh Corbett had 7 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles for 47 SCPoints. Chris Burgess finished with 6 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 41 SCPoints and Ben King had 5 disposals and a mark for 22 SCPoints.

The Gold Coast reserves side had a 116-58 loss to Sydney on the weekend in the NEAFL. Tom Nicholls had 19 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 32 hitouts and Jez McLennan had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 4 rebound 50’s while Connor Nutting kicked 3.2 with 16 disposals and 9 marks.



  1. Mitchell Hinge – 64.5 SCPoints – $123,900
  2. Jonathon Marsh – 57.3 SCPoints – $196,700
  3. Noah Answerth – 56.0 SCPoints – $202,700
  4. Harrison Petty – 44.0 SCPoints – $160,700
  5. Isaac Cummng – 43.5 SCPoints – $173,700


  1. Brett Bewley – 49.0 SCPoints – $117,300
  2. Oskar Baker – 49.0 SCPoints – $123,900
  3. Liam Stocker – 46.8 SCPoints – $182,700
  4. Rupert Wills – 60.7 SCPoints – $203,500
  5. Noah Answerth – 56.0 SCPoints – $202,700


  1. Darcy Fort – 86.5 SCPoints – $117,300
  2. Peter Ladhams – 66.0 SCPoints – $123,900
  3. Callum Coleman-Jones – 60.0 SCPoints – $123,900
  4. Marc Pittonet – 75.0 SCPoints – $234,500
  5. Billy Frampton – 43.5 SCPoints – $191,100


  1. Callum Coleman-Jones – 60.0 SCPoints – $123,900
  2. Josh Begley – 51.5 SCPoints – $167,700
  3. Nick Larkey – 64.6 SCPoints – $244,600
  4. Chris Burgess – 38.3 SCPoints – $169,700
  5. Cam Rayner – 46.6 SCPoints – $235,500

And that’s it for me this week, as usual whack your comments in the selection below or hit me up on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!

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Great work BVC! Thinking of double downgrading this week to get Hinge and Baker while there are actually some rookies available. Will cost me though, I've already slipped from 10,000 to 22,000 odd these past two weeks thanks to injuries, bad rookie scores etc. But main reason is being conservative and waiting for players to become affordable rather than paying top dollar. Hope it pays off in the long run.


I've been holding Bailey Scott because of other more pressing issues … was a handy loophole once … although he was listed as an emergency this week it doesn't look like he is lighting up in the twos… time to get rid of him I think … Thoughts?

I still have Burgess too, but his only value is enabling me to use his DPP to switch trades between lines…

I am so tempted to go early on Bewley, gee he was good against the Lions in his first game .. Though those who went early on Young will counsel
me otherwise ..

I like Oscar Baker too … he might come in for Scott…. NDD any inside scoop on Oscar's JS?.


Don't rate Baker's job security Neil?


Thanks mate screw the double downgrade I'm bringing in JOSH KELLY


Good one Steeeve, the way he's going, he might not get any cheaper!


New coach at North means a clean slate in terms of Scott's opportunity. Waited this long, may as well wait another week until byes to see if he is in Rhyce's thoughts.


Hey BVC, excellent write up as usual, do you see William Drew getting a chance again ? he has put in 2 good games for the Pies

With Rocky a possible out he might get a another go ? Thoughts ?


I'm holding in hope!


Cleared to play


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Nice work again Barron, good score this week too, congrats.


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




I think Murray means Goldstein to Grundy!


Seems a waste of 200k to me. I can't see him outscoring Grundy at all.


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

Goldy seems to be coming good at long last


I have Goldy too Murray and everytime Grundy scores 30 to 50 points more than him it hurts, didn't hurt so much last week but still lost me a league or 2.
Depends on how many trades you have left or if there are more pressing issues


Agreed rusty , it hurts to watch grundy outscore Goldstein by 30 to 50 pts each week. Goldy is just as likely to go back to scoring 95-100 whilst grundy does no look like slowing down at all. I think I will take the plunge whilst I have the opportunity. I have 17 trades left and no other pressing issues


Go for it mate, I'm gonna wait until after Grundy's bye and hopefully Goldy knocks out a few more good ones before then.


Only cause you went early on that StKilda gun…Young mate, what a non event he turned out to be on the weekend, wonder if he plays again?


Rocky is going to China. He's been cleared to play.


Is anyone else looking at Mr Darcy? Thinking of going ROB to Darcy and then using the cash to get Whitfield.


You'll just have to keep an eye on what the Coach's plans are for Ratugolea mate, he could take Fort's spot.


Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly….. Hmmffhh


IHow many dogs is too many? Is macrae dunkley and bont too much? it feels like it is but looks good at the same time, they’ve been averaging well.

And what’s Darcy forts js like? I’m behind the times with the big men of Geelong


I was worried about the Sean Darcy sized shadow hanging over lobb, but now that Darcy is out 4-6 with an ankle, plus the time taken to get fit again I think you could be into a winner.


Sandilands back after the byes apparently.


Scratch that I just looked at his next 3, grundy, Ryder/lycett, and the Gawn. I’ll watch and learn


True Neil, I’ve got rob on field at r2, in your situation I like it!Sent from my iPhone


Gee this mid season draft doesn’t seem what the afl planned, as a swan supporter I’m happy we selected knoll but even our recruiter pretty much said it was because he was the best available at pick 4 not cause we needed a ruckman. I’m wrapped I reckon he could be a late blooming Gawn type…..just shut up and let me dream…


We got some guy called Mayo Swanny…lol, noticed they also drafted a 27 year old named Marlon Pickett, he looked great in his highlights.


Knoll best on ground for SA against WA and Sth Adelaide lose their best player after playing half the year. All power to the AFL and stuff everyone else. A fairer system would be to let them play for their state league side unless required by the AFL side which will probably be never. As if 44 players is not enough at the start of the year.


Couldn’t agree more beez, was introduced as though it was there to fill holes after injuries, but really it’s just another draft for those clubs unfortunate enough to have lti’s


Hey community…Do I trade or hold Cogs ? Thanks


Hold him at least until the GWS bye in R14. Ideally you'd upgrade him as a luxury once all your rookies are off the field.




Thoughts on trading Drew for Hinge via DPP with Duursma and Petruccelle to Heeney?


Maybe Gunston over Heeney, Sydney are shite this year…and Heeney's super unreliable.


Thanks Rusty


Geez I just had a look at my side and scored 2330 on the weekend and my god there must of been some big scores out there.. I rocketed up the ranks by 6 places.. Go figure


The higher you're ranked, the harder it is to climb Gator, amazing week for scores in general though considering the carnage, has to go down in history as one of the weirder weeks in Supercoach for sure.


I shot myself in the foot this week mate… About five minutes before the cats game I put Atkins on the ground and with about two minutes to go I switched it back to put your prized rookie back on the ground being Lockhart .. You was a bit stiff with Neale with my Answerth nearly matching him in points… Plus you had that gun in Young on field… You'll have to pull a few rabbits out of the hat in Trigga's League this week to get anywhere near me and what I've planned to


Was looking a going Walsh- Neale rd 14.
But Neale plays blues rd 13

May have to bring him on this week.


Carlton v Brisbane rnd 12. Brisbane have the bye rnd 13.. Carlton bye rnd 14. Perfect time to do the trade.


Hey community thinking of going Williams to J.Kelly via Duursma and Petrucelle to Hinge via Burgess.
This is probably the only chance I have to get Kelly in so think I've gotta take it (also doesnt have round 13 bye) and only leaves me with one more upgrade in the Midfield for Neale once he's bottomed out.
Leaves me with 16 trades and $139k going into the byes.


Imagine how many teams would take hately in the mid season draft!

Dominating every week but stuck in the twos and unlikely to get a look in again this week.