It’s here, folks! Round 11 marks exactly ONE (1) week to go before the dreaded 3 week period known as the apocalypse / bye rounds hit and proceed to decimate our sides. In my view, there’s only one solution – we all start a new life under the sea.

♫ There will be no side of failures, just a full team of players, under the seaaaaa ♫

In all seriousness, community. These next few weeks are not the time to be living in a world of make believe, with flowers and bells and leprechauns and magic frogs with funny little hats. If you’ve taken a #YOLO approach so far, so be it, but, potentially, the next 11 trades you make can shape how you go in these byes. Sit down for half an hour, open up Excel and make yourself a plan of action. Who do you want? How will you get them? And when is the right time to make your move?

With Damo on mid season draft duty, the podcast took on a sinister tone this week with Patch possibly being held against his will. 

Elsewhere, we’ve got the usual stuff from Barron and his Around the Grounds; Damo with captain choices for the week; and the ever brilliant Statty Matty with his SuperCoach cheat sheet.

The News

Big news at the Tigers this week with Trent Cotchin to play his first game since round 3. Darcy Moore and Jordan de Grey return for the Pies and Dan Menzel will play his first game of the year in new colours against his old side. Jarrad McVeigh makes his return. Tom Rockliff won’t play despite travelling and Brisbane have ruined everything!

For tonight, Rhyce Shaw comes in for Brad Scott in the only change at North. Three changes for Richmond with Ivan Soldo returning from suspension and Dan Butler replaces Dan Rioli, and the aforementioned Cotchin replacing Connor Menadue.   

The Giants have recalled bubble boy Lachie Keefe (DEF – 190,500) for Sam Taylor. The Suns have made two forced changes, one of which is Josh Schoenfield, who will play his first game of the year. Travis Varcoe joins Moore and de Grey as ins for the Pies. Rupert Wills is one to make way, there are no changes at Freo. Esava is back for the Cats, but it comes at the expense of Darcy Fort. Danger is also back after his week off. The Swans lose JPK to injury but regain the experience of Jarrad McVeigh. Mitch Hannan will play his first game for the year, but bubble boy Harrison Petty and popular rook Jay Lockhart are out with injuries. Still no Matt Crouch at the Crows, they’ve have recalled some tall targets in Tom Lynch and Josh Jenkins. Bryce Gibbs is also back into the side. Brisbane have ruined our trade plans by dropping Mitch Hinge in 1 of 4 changes. Archie Smith is among the ins which could spell trouble for Stefan Martin owners. Jack Scrimshaw is out for the Hawks with injury.   

On Sunday, despite team sheets and the 12 hour flight to China, Tom Rockliff will not play against the Saints. Scott Lycett is back in and Hamish Hartlett has been named for the first time this year. Peter Ladhams is the only confirmed out at this stage. The Saints have added 4 names, one of them being Darragh Joyce (DEF – 123.9k), who is on the bubble. Plenty of changes for Essendon vs Carlton, aka Patch vs Lek. The winner will be showered with praise. The loser will be taunted and booed until my throat is sore. The Bombers lose Jake Stringer and Dylan Shiel to injury, but there’s a possible debut for Irving Mosquito (MID/FWD – 117.3k). Will Setterfield is amongst the ins for the Blues, who are managing Kade Simpson. There’s also a possible debut for Angus Schumacher (DEF – 123.9k). The Dogs have confirmed Ryan Gardner (DEF/FWD – 102.4k) will debut and have named Rhylee West (MID – 117.3k) in the squad. Mitch Wallis is among the outs, which opens up some extra midfield time for someone. No outs at West Coast as yet, Lewis Jetta is back in the squad which might be their only change.  

The House of Evil

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

With the news of Mitch Wallis’ leg injury potentially keeping him out until later in the year, this is the injury we’ve been waiting for for Josh Dunkley to get more stable mid time. Of course, Luke “Mr Magnets” Beveridge can and will do anything he damn pleases, he cares not for our petty little SuperCoach competition. At 553k, Dunkley’s ceiling is simply to enormous to ignore. He’s 35k cheaper than David Mundy (they share the same bye) and is nearly 100k cheaper than Josh Kelly. 

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

With Gold Coast stepping away from the China experiment, the Saints have whipped out their passports and will join Port Adelaide at Jiangwan Stadium on Sunday. With both teams sitting outside the 8 on percentage, this is a good ol’ fashioned 8 point game. Let’s have a look.

RUC

Port have done an excellent job of choking opposition rucks this year. Even the man himself, Brodie Grundy, “only” managed a 99 against them (their highest conceded so far). Rowan Marshall (12.6k) needs a 100 to hit value and I don’t see that happening against Port. Scott Lycett (9.3k) returns this week. He doesn’t have the best form line but has enjoyed playing against the Saints while at West Coast, averaging 90 from 2 games.  

FWD

St Kilda have had their issues with lead up forwards so far this year. Depending on where he lines up, this could open the door for Justin Westhoff (RUC / 11.5k). He has a 90 average (2 games) in Shanghai and an 87 (3 games) average against St Kilda. The slightly cheaper Connor Rozee (10.2k) is also an option. Robbie Gray (MID / 10.7k) loves playing against the Saints. He returned last week for 27 touches and 7 marks. 

I’ve had success in targeting medium forwards against Port before and the Saints have a bunch of them. Jade Gresham (MID / 11.4k) is in cracking form at the moment. Jack Billings (MID / 13.1k) had a stumble last week but was generally okay before that. If you’re feeling brave, Dean Kent (8.4k) is exactly the type of player than can trouble Port if he can kick multiple goals.   

DEF

The top 1 medium defenders have found scoring against both these sides pretty easy in 2019 (St Kilda 102.1; Port 101.8). Shane Savage (11.9k) is your pick of St Kilda defenders, the fit again Jarryn Geary (10.7k) is also a big part of St Kilda’s defence. DBJ (12.4k) is the standout at Port but there’s several 10k options such as Duursma (also a MID), Houston, and Burton that you can use to save some money.

MID

With Tom Rockliff confirmed out Travis Boak (15.6k) will be the popular pick. He’s dominated in his matches in China with scores of 113 and 153. That said, St Kilda are actually the 3rd stingiest side this year in giving up points to opposition number 1 mid, there’s also a possible Jack Steele (14.3k) tag (he is also an option). Luke Dunstan (12k) has had a really good month, as has SPP (11k), who hasn’t dropped below 71DS for 6 weeks. 


523 Comments

TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 12:09

Hey Kev, love your work once again!

Was Planning on painting the fence this week, Scrimshaw down and Pet up. doesn't look like any real downgrade options. Do i punt on a risky bubble boy (i.e baker) and go with my painting the fence Or sideways trade one of Williams – Sicily or Crouch – Bont/Merrett?

    SC_Kev7 · 31/05/2019 at 12:46

    If you can cover Scrim give Crouch the flick.

      Brn · 31/05/2019 at 13:38

      Matt crouch? Why would he do that after holding him for two weeks. Will be back next. Without seeing your team is hard, but 2 rookies out 1 premo in.

Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 12:11

alright community.. 17trades and only 5k bank!

DEF: Hurn Sicily BSmith Rozee Duursma Clark (Williams* Answerth)

MID: Cripps Macrae Fyfe Oliver TKelly Oliver Treloar Walsh Atkins (MCrouch* Scott Setterfield)

RUCK: Gawn ROB (Bines)

FWD: Danger Cameron Dunkley Heeney Marshall Larkey (MLewis Burgess)

I am considering holding this week and missing Whitfield.
Hinge and Baker aren't worth jumping on at all ones omitted the other very bad JS malb have alot of players near a return.
Bewley is a gun i expect him to play most weeks til seasons end so happy to go early if need be.
I'm open to any suggestions so fire away 🙂

PS. C'mon toronto raptors!!

    TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 12:22

    Gimme some Raptor news!

    I'd say Whitfield isn't a priority, especially since you'd need to give up Williams and a Walsh/Atkins to get him.

      Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 12:30

      Raptors look good TC! up by 10 at the half and kawhi hasn't fired yet!

      yup i'd almost need to go atkins -> bewley & rozee -> whitfield to make it happen .
      i do not like it.

      More inclined to go 1 trade scott/setters -> bewley build bit of a bank before the byes and go hard through them.
      I really rate his JS and was alot better than his 49 suggests last week. twice in the VFL TOTY he can obviously play.

        TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 12:43

        I'm leaning to the above with Scott out for a Baker or Bewley. In a perfect world I'll have Crouch & Williams back next week

MidPricer · 31/05/2019 at 12:30

Afternoon all. My goal for this round is to get in Whitfield… I can see him going huge against the Suns. My options are
1) Out Scrimshaw and Z Williams
2) Out Scrimshaw and Duursma
3) Out Scrimshaw and B Smith
4) Out Scrimshaw and ROB

In all instances I am bring in Whitfield and Baker/Bewley (or the case of ROB Whitfield and Fort/Bines).

Leaning towards 2 or 4

Thanks

    TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 12:42

    I'd say 4, especially if ROB is sitting on the bench. He'll only help during one Bye round

      Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 12:58

      ZWilliams more than good enough to finish D6, hold.
      Duursma low BE and scoring well enough to play onfield, hold.
      BSmith probably not your waeakest link i'd imagine so can probably hold for a while yet, hold.
      ROB if you aren't reliant on him through byes isn't a bad move if it allows you to grab whitfield. this is my pick

TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 12:36

Any tips. I'll need a trade to one of Rocky, Crouch, Hayes or Scott to avoid a donut:

D – Lloyd, Whitfield, Crisp, Hore, Moore, Wilkie (Williams*, Lockhart*)
M – Kelly, Fyfe, Macrae, Treloar, Cripps, Duursma, Answerth, Rocky* (M.Crouch*, Hayes*, Scott*)
R – Grundy, Gawn (Bines*)
F – Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Balta, Petch, Burgess (Young, Setterfield*)

1. Rocky > Mayne, Petch > J.Cameron
2. Lockhart > Baker, Hayes > Mayne (YOLO)
3. Hayes > Baker
4. Lockhart > Gardner, Hayes > Gunston / Gray / Andrews

    TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 12:43

    or getting fancy I can go Williams & Hayes > Baker & Dunkley.

    SC_Kev7 · 31/05/2019 at 12:54

    Mayne is such a trap haha. Don't get sucked into Herald Sun bs. It's their job to come up with these stupid ideas. 3 makes the most sense. Rocky/MCrouch to Baker, Petch to forward premium maybe?

      TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 15:45

      I'd look at Crouch over Rocky, mainly because Rocky has shown the ceiling this year. I'm ranked 18K so I can't go too much worse

Trades · 31/05/2019 at 12:52

Bewley or Baker?
Aussie living in Toronto… Go Raptors!!!!

    TheOne · 31/05/2019 at 14:14

    I would go with Bewley! <img src="https://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/rzN/bg_FFFFFF/txt_dddddd/border_ffffff/flags_0/.jpg&quot; width="1"/>

    Soothsayer · 31/05/2019 at 19:05

    I’m going with Bewley based on JLT way back in pre season and that Bowie song about the Bewley brothers. I hope he can shine.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:16

    Bewley and watch out for Bears, falling through the Ice and French Girls with long haired stinky armpits 😉

Scott Wright · 31/05/2019 at 13:27

I jumped on Broadbent this week, reckon he'll play?

Stupid Coach · 31/05/2019 at 13:31

Options:

1. Lockhart to Brewley/Baker (Melbourne) – Leaves 17 trades and $150K.
2. Lockhart to Brewley/Baker (Melbourne) and Petrucelle or Settlefield to Begley – Leaves 16 trades and $250k.
3. Hold for this week and wait for the bye rounds – currently have 20 players available during each of the bye rounds.

Appreciate any advice.

Worpedo · 31/05/2019 at 14:06

Thoughts on Begley?
167k and only forward downgrade for next few weeks at least?
Averaging 50 but has kicked 1.6 in 2 games so has potential to improve that to 60-70

    FCAbel · 31/05/2019 at 16:21

    Think he'll get a few more games at least with Don's injuries. Not sold on his scoring, but rate him as a player so maybe

James · 31/05/2019 at 14:13

21 trades and $42k. Currently thinking of holding as there aren’t many rookies to trade down to. But considering trading Cogs up to another premium due to his injury and Kelly being back.

Def: Laird, Williams, Whitfield, Wilkie, Duursma, Hore EMG: Answerth, Clark

Mid: Cripps, Treloar, Fyfe, Cogs, Macrae, B. Crouch, Stack, Stocker EMG: setterfield, Sparrow, Hayes

Ruck: Grundy, Gawn EMG: Sweet

Fwd: Danger, Heeney, Dunkley, Boak, Kelly, Corbett EMG: Young, Schultz

Do I hold or do I trade in someone like Baker, Joyce (if selected) or Bewley and trade Cogs to Neale or Duncan ?

    Jace · 31/05/2019 at 14:30

    I'm pretty stoked that I traded cogs to j kelly when cogs was out injured.

      James · 31/05/2019 at 15:01

      The only thing is I don’t know who to trade down to, I need more cash to trade Cogs up :/

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 31/05/2019 at 16:38

      Brayshaw (when he still had currency) to Kelly (at his lowest price) for me Jace.

      Trade of the season so far for me …

FCAbel · 31/05/2019 at 14:23

Rocky to J Cameron, or hold rick and play stocker?

    Libba · 31/05/2019 at 15:51

    I'm contemplating the exact same move… I'm looking at either Jeremy Cameron or Caleb Daniel .. that's my dilemma

      FCAbel · 31/05/2019 at 16:20

      Got Daniel. Love the pick. Seems to only go under ton in rain. Great fixtures for that remaining. Cameron so cheap with GC now and in SC GF 🤔

        Libba · 31/05/2019 at 18:49

        Haha I'm going to bite the bullet and get in Cameron

Turtle · 31/05/2019 at 14:49

DEF: Hurn, Lloyd, Williams, Hore, Duursma, Scrimshaw B: Collins and Answerth
MID: Neale, Fyfe, Macrae, Oliver, Cripps, M.Crouch, Walsh, Stocker B: Setterfield, Hayes, Scott
RK: Grundy, Gawn B: ROB
FWD: Boak, Daniel, Heeney, Danger, Baker, Balta B: Petruccelle, Moore (HAW)

I've got 17k and 18 trades left. So my options are limited.

Dash · 31/05/2019 at 14:50

150K – 20 Trades
Maybe Gibbons > Baker & Scott to J Cameron
or
Hayes > Gardner (via Answerth) & Parker to J Cameron
Any thoughts on which one is better or other options?

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

    Brn · 31/05/2019 at 16:33

    Parker is probably better than setterfield, who might not even play, so i'd swing heeney to the mids via setters and play parker (loophole if possible).

    Could be time to get rid of gibbons. I like o baker as the best downgrade option, as I actually don't rate bewley. Both named on field though at centre and half back respectively so pick one and hold your breath.

    Gives you the cash to save for byes or upgrade if you choose.

    A lot of people will argue here but i think walsh could be upgraded. You know who the premo mids are, just get whoever suits your bye and bank best. Good luck

      Dash · 31/05/2019 at 17:05

      Setterfield is in. So I'm unsure what trades to make now?

    Dash · 31/05/2019 at 19:05

    Anyone else got some advice out there?

BradleyTC99 · 31/05/2019 at 14:53

Hey guys, can we trust Baker enough to bring him in? Need to decide whether I bring him in or just sideways trade

    Derek · 31/05/2019 at 17:30

    who would come in to take his place?

      Nathan · 31/05/2019 at 17:57

      Neal-Bullen?

      Soothsayer · 31/05/2019 at 19:38

      Derek is he a better pick than Bewley?

        Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:40

        Bewley better for JS.
        Only down side is his not on the bubble but I see bewley playing the season out from here or very close.

chuck_a_spekky · 31/05/2019 at 15:05

Is Bailey Scott likely to get a game any time soon?

Can't help but feel like he'll get picked a soon as I dump him dammit!

    Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 15:18

    He hasn’t done much in the reserves so I’d say no.

      Derek · 31/05/2019 at 17:30

      he got a head knock a few weeks ago in the seconds and missed a few games. can't see him getting a game soon

Bubz · 31/05/2019 at 15:11

Hey guys! Currently got M.Crouch and Williams on the bench this week with 17 trades before making any trades. Do I trade Crouch in order to get Jelly? Or go Lockhart to J.Cameron? I’m playing for rank (currently around 14k which isn’t too good).

DEF: Lloyd Whitfield Sicily Hore Duursma Lockhart* (Williams Burgess)
MID: Neale Macrae Cripps Sloane T.Kelly Cogs Libba Stack (M.Crouch Scott Answerth)
FWD: Boak Danger Heeney Miers Baker Corbett (Young Setterfield)

Jelly would mean I need 6 upgrades (including Libba), and Cameron would mean 5 upgrades (including Libba).

Still tryin · 31/05/2019 at 15:15

If this mozzie kid gets a game this week for Essendon, is he a better option to get unseen compared to your likes of bewley or Baker?
Lots of talk in the off season about this kid

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 31/05/2019 at 15:15

Q how in the hell is Simmo being "managed"

Only played one game?

Old man time cant catch up that fast can it?

Must be more to it…

    Lazza · 31/05/2019 at 15:53

    Maybe he was Daisy's waiter 🙂

      Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 17:21

      I bet everyone wouldn't have been on Daisy's ass so much if Carlton had won 8 games.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 17:17

    I think it's just cause he's 50 years old now Trigga, soreness and all that …I know how he feels lol.

Corka · 31/05/2019 at 15:22

Baker or Bewley?

One has low JS but on the bubble the other looks good for holding his spot but not on bubble

    KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 15:36

    Newly I recko, heard he's pretty good

KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 15:37

Hey community would really appreciate some advice on my team. I've got 18 trades and $139k in the bank. Thinking of going Gibbons to Bewly and Williams to Kelly/Merrett? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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

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

RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Bines)

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

Streety34 · 31/05/2019 at 15:49

Panic room is accurate for me this week. Looking to trade out scrimshaw and drew this week but to bring in who? Thoughts on Taranto or Houli? Or another option?

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

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

Gawn, Mumford, fort

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

ojs · 31/05/2019 at 15:58

do i trade brayshaw for duncan/macrae/bont or hold!! cannot decide pls help

    Libba · 31/05/2019 at 16:11

    Hold till byes for now.. both Bont and Macrae just play this week and then the bye

    After the first bye get in either of the two

      ojs · 31/05/2019 at 17:34

      good call thank you!

        Libba · 31/05/2019 at 18:53

        No worries mate

Bells · 31/05/2019 at 16:03

MY CF of a season continues. Why would Rocky not play if he is named and on the plane?? Will Butters play to prevent me getting 2 donuts?
Is Gardner likely to play much at the Dogs? I guess 30 points is better than none this week.

Out: Petruculle and Constable
IN: Lloyd, and Gardner I spose.

Sigh

Dan · 31/05/2019 at 16:25

Story of the season so far – 2 weeks ago we were thinking Atley, Garner, Hinge, Baker, Fort might all be on the bubble this week. Now we only have Baker.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 31/05/2019 at 16:42

Drew didnt make the cut. 😪

Dash · 31/05/2019 at 16:46

Does anyone have Balta tonight. Loophole or play on field

    Dash · 31/05/2019 at 17:13

    Just realised can't loophole. Setterfield now in

    CalebCripps922 · 31/05/2019 at 18:28

    I've got on field over corbett and setterfeild

TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 16:46

Anyone going Bewley over Baker? Sensible thing to do is to go Baker after what robbie young dished up last week, but Bewley is highly rated so you'd think his JS might be a bit safer

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 31/05/2019 at 16:52

    Sensible smensible tommyc

    I brought him in last week!

    Sometimes just say WTF and take a risk …

      TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 16:59

      haha i think he might be worth the risk. Freo injury list looks pretty good with Stephen Hill and possibly Ballantyne being the only players threatening to come straight back in. Only thing with going early on Bewley is that i wouldn't have any rookie to bring in 2 weeks from now (at this stage). Would you just YOLO it now if it gets a premo in and deal with the rookie situation when it comes?

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:26

    Very tempted. It’s either Bewley or nobody, I’m thinking at the moment.

    Beezneez · 31/05/2019 at 19:28

    Im waiting till after his bye.

      Beezneez · 31/05/2019 at 19:52

      Make that round 14.

COREYSC · 31/05/2019 at 16:56

Any News on the Sunday Benches yet could make or break my week!

Libba · 31/05/2019 at 17:00

Jeremy Cameron vs Goldcoast

His last 4 games against Gold coast

He scored 6, 6, 4 & 7 goals

He could go huge again… But will the weather affect him tomorrow, forecast to rain

    TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 17:14

    He’s coming into my side this week, the forecast of rain isn’t ideal but I ain’t bringing him in just for this week

      Libba · 31/05/2019 at 18:34

      Haha stuff it I'll get him in aswell then…

        TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 19:23

        ahahaha if your season is going well i wouldnt suggest you listen to me. I'm going against my better judgement on the no key forwards policy and bringing him in due to myself needing a big kick up the ranks. They have the suns, north and essendon in the next month. A little tricky period after that with richmond and collingwood in back to back weeks, but i'm hoping he can give me some big scores as a POD as well as having a nice bye (has the roos round 13)

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:25

    I paid too much for him last week, but forgoing Grundy as vc so I can put it on him this week.

    Have we had a 200+ points game this year?

      hedski · 31/05/2019 at 19:26

      I'm backing in JKelly as vc over Grundy to do that tomorrow red.

    Rick Grimes · 31/05/2019 at 22:59

    Doubt it will rain much here. Cold an dewy, but has hardly been a drop for weeks.

      Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 23:52

      Is that where you ended up after you got carted off in that Helicopter Rick?

TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 17:06

The bloke who got Blake Acres sick has probably saved robbie young from being dropped lol

Tommy · 31/05/2019 at 17:08

Young and setterfield playing, saves me from a doughnut

Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 17:20

Haven't been around for a few days but lots of talk about Bewley, Baker, and Mosquito, maybe just a good week not to trade and see how it goes..if you can without donuts?

    TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 17:42

    I want to bring in a premo this week and with Williams and Crouch still on the pine i can't afford to wait another week or 2. So i'm going to be bringing in Bewley or Baker

      Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 17:48

      Fair enough Tommy, quite a lot of guys are bringing in Gardner this week I noticed, from what I saw, he never scored very highly CD- wise even in the 2's, Bewley would be my pick out of those 2.

        TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 17:53

        Thanks mate. as much as i want to bring in Baker, i have had a look at the injury list: Neal – Bullen, Kolodjashnij, Lever and Kennedy Harris to come back in. Can he survive those ins? He did show a bit in the last quarter last week. Thinking he would have to perform this week to keep his spot

    Lazza · 31/05/2019 at 18:31

    It is good advice Russty, but… I was looking to get rid of Meirs this week … the projected fall in his price this week could screw my Grundy plans .. and I need to dump 8 rookies over the next 4 weeks in line with their byes… (yeh, I know there are no rookies on the horizon but with the number of trades left, I'm not going to be able to trade out all the newbies, so $102k DPP loopholes on each line is the go – so there's 3 – that makes Gardiner zero risk for me)

      Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 18:35

      Hey Laz, wasn't trying to give advice mate…I'm not qualified lol, I might end up trading after all, if I don't get Whitfield this week, I could miss him for good.
      I guess if you're mostly a Leaguer like me, trades at the end are important, was just thinking if a mostly league player could play this week without trading , it might be the week to do it, considering rookies aren't much chop.

        Lazza · 01/06/2019 at 11:26

        I hear ya … i tend to not trade for the first bye… generally only to make sure I have 18 on the park… not a problem this yr as I will have 21..

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:55

    I would agree except that I can get to Josh Kelly this week so Baker needs to happen……long term planning for me.

    Beezneez · 31/05/2019 at 19:23

    Mosquito didn't make the cut. Bewley in round 13. I went Baker for Hayes cos Hayes isn't playing and Baker on the bubble is going to make money and I needed a rookie trade to get cash for Lloyd.

      Beezneez · 31/05/2019 at 19:53

      Make that Bewley in round 14 when on the bubble.

Yeahnah · 31/05/2019 at 17:30

What are people’s thoughts, who should be traded out for Whitfield between Lockhart and Constable

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:54

    even though constable isnt playing its go to be Lockhart….averaging 53 vs constable's 80….and lockhart is carrying an injury.

      Yeahnah · 31/05/2019 at 19:37

      Cheers mate, let's hope Constable gets a game throughout the byes

Tony · 31/05/2019 at 17:30

Which one of Setterfield Parker or R Young on field guys. Can't loophole

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:52

    for what its worth I picked Parker but both players scores have been so inconsistent it is pure chooklotto

    Swans2012 · 31/05/2019 at 20:25

    I reckon setters

John · 31/05/2019 at 17:35

Is it worth trading in Gardner?

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 17:48

    No way of knowing yet really John, he could be a complete dud, or not.

    Derek · 31/05/2019 at 18:20

    he is really cheap and has DPP. you would like to see him play first

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:50

    Highly suggest waiting at least a week……this could have a robbie young 17 written all over it. Rookie Key position player is highly likely to go sub 40 first time up.

Bobby Dazzler · 31/05/2019 at 17:46

Scrimshaw to Baker $400k left roughly or
Scrimshaw to Cameron 160k left

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:44

    Cameron.

    He’ll make more money than Baker, anyway.

One Touch Wonder · 31/05/2019 at 18:01

not having Gawn or grundy, or neale, or cripps, or lloyd or whitfield has really hurt this year. have williams, rockcliff, mcrouch and drew on bench not playing also hurts. but besides all of that, my team is looking great.

hurn, shaw, williams, smith, mills, hore – answerth, burgess
fyfe, merrett, mcrouch, JOM, Rockcliff, bcrouch, libba, rgray – duursma gibbons, rowbottom
goldstein, mumford – ROB
mundy, kelly, dangerfield, heeney, marshall, lycett – petruccelle, bines

22 trades and $204,400 in bank.

so many midprice players to upgrade. where do i start? should i just start with rocky and williams because they are injured? was thinking of LParker and houli? cash up next week and trade up players as they get to their byes.

    Derek · 31/05/2019 at 18:18

    Whitfield is a must get this week.

      One Touch Wonder · 31/05/2019 at 21:13

      Went Whitfield and Dustin.

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:45

    Iiterally anyone you mentioned in line 1 will do plus Josh Kelly.

    As Baker is best trade in option it seems then maybe move Gibbons on which should free you to get anyone mention before.

    Personally I would turn Libba into Josh Kelly.

SamuraiPizzaCat · 31/05/2019 at 18:10

Anyone bringing in Keeffe? I guess job security might be questionable and also pricey

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:41

    I asked the same question.

    He’s that price based upon what he averaged last year.

    Probably a nice guy and heaps better at footy than me, but SC wise, he is a 🥔.

Scarpi · 31/05/2019 at 18:14

Guys i need help, I have 18 trades and $245,600k in the bank.
Any advice will help.

DEF: Lloyd, whitfield, Smith, hore, clark, duursma (burgess,Answerth)

MID: Neale, Fyfe, Kelly, Macrae, Cripps, Gaff, B.crouch, Rockliff (Scott,Hayes, Atkins)

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (O'brien)

FWD: Dunkley, DangerField, Heeney, Rozee, Parker, Petruccelle ( Young,Bines)

    Sam_01 · 31/05/2019 at 18:33

    Would probably just hold then focus Boak after his bye maybe Caleb Daniel aswell
    No need to trade this week

      Brn · 31/05/2019 at 18:51

      Can upgrade to boak later as well. Trade and reach full prem if rank is your goal

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:40

    As the most viable trade in rookie is Baker might need to move one of the bench guys on.

    You should have enough to consider clark or burgess into Sicily or maybe Laird.

    Or Petruccelle into Tim Kelly?

Sam_01 · 31/05/2019 at 18:31

Drew being out has forced me to trade him and rocky out, killed me have had to bring in the bont to suit my bye structure

    James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:35

    your hand is being forced on Drew….he is missing to many games now….but rocky?

    Any other options?

      Derek · 31/05/2019 at 19:32

      Hold Rocky. Only $477k you can’t get anyone else decent for that price

Steeeve · 31/05/2019 at 18:34

Any chance Coniglio misses and Hateley gets a game? Because if so I'd rather bring him in than Baker…

    Brn · 31/05/2019 at 18:49

    Highly doubtful mate

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:38

    I’m going to hold my trades until the teams are officially in for that game. I’d rather have Hately sitting on the pine doing nothing than Baker doing the same.

James Sykes · 31/05/2019 at 18:34

so grundy or JKelly VC tomorrow….

and into Gawn, Neale or Cripps if VC goes belly up?

    Brn · 31/05/2019 at 18:48

    I have both bur are too scared to take the VC off Grundy because nearly everyone will have him and he could go big.
    Kelly only if you need a POD

Nathan · 31/05/2019 at 18:37

Thoughts on Daniel Rich? He's the most expensive backman I can afford but I know he has had serious injury troubles in the past.

    Nathan · 31/05/2019 at 18:44

    I could go Nick Vlaustin as well who is a serious POD, but he probably won't be getting as much mid time with Cotch back in the side this week. Thoughts?

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 18:45

    He's flying this year though Nathan, only really the one average score of 76.
    Any way you could somehow afford Houli instead?

      Nathan · 31/05/2019 at 18:49

      I wish I could but doing so messes with my plans for the next few weeks

        Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 18:50

        He's worth bringing in, any defender averaging 100 is good mate.

          Mick · 31/05/2019 at 20:25

          Thanks, I took your advice and so far so good. 40 pt first quarter!

            Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 20:27

            Go Mick!..hope he works out mate, he's going great lately.

    Derek · 31/05/2019 at 19:30

    Get more cash

Matt · 31/05/2019 at 18:49

Time to move bailey Scott on?

To a baker or bewley

    Libba · 31/05/2019 at 18:54

    Very risky… They could easily end up making the same amount Bailey Scott made and be out of the team

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:04

    I’m sitting on him. Hoping the new coach might give him a run at some point soon.

KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 18:53

Houli or Lloyd this week? Obviously want Lloyd but Houli gives me an extra player in round 13

    Swans2012 · 31/05/2019 at 20:25

    Which way did you go sinny?

      KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 20:28

      Didn't do either 🤣 ended up getting J Kelly

        Swans2012 · 31/05/2019 at 21:18

        Good choice!Sent from my iPhone

redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 18:55

Any help would be appreciated. I desperately need a rookie defender, although I’ve got 240k to spend.

I’ve considered Keeffe, Cumming, Gardner and Burgess. If my memory serves me correctly Keeffe was a spud last year, but he seems the pick of the bag of potatoes on offer.

Should I just shelve my trades for the week?

    redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 18:57

    I forgot to mention, I’m waiting on Burgess to bottom out before picking him up (again). BE of 34 this week, so another price drop coming up.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 18:58

    Keefe is very slow mate, and looked like a fish out of water last year, I had him at some stage and he was worse than Balta early on and Burgess now.
    Gardner could be worth a punt I guess cause he has dpp and plenty to play for.
    If he kicks a few goals could score ok for a rook.

      redherringfc · 31/05/2019 at 19:16

      Thanks Russty. I don’t think I’ve got what it takes to take a punt on any of those I listed.

      Probably a good thing though, as I needed the extra to get the Hoff in this week, so I could field a full team without getting Baker in.

      (And I know how stupid that sounds, but with big Charlie back soon the Hoff will improve and provide much needed cover for rounds 13 and 14 and if he goes up 100k he’s made more money than the total of my last 3 rookies)

    Beezneez · 31/05/2019 at 19:17

    We don't really know with Gardner yet. Had Keeffe last year and took what seemed like an eternity to finally get rid of him never to ever be considered again. Maybe just wait to see what Gardner produces.

Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:15

Reece Shaw is a playing coach yeah? c’mon north let’s give it to these tiges!

    DavidC · 31/05/2019 at 19:41

    Gonna get smashed I reckon.

BadgerHoney7 · 31/05/2019 at 19:22

What does everyone think of Bewleys JS, worried about Bakers bye.

    Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 19:35

    He probably has the best of all the current rookies on offer but still not on the bubble unfortunately. If you have to go early on anyone though, I think Bewley is the best option

hedski · 31/05/2019 at 19:24

Bloody hell my head's gonna explode with the decisions to make this week.
Might take a leaf out of Triggas book and go down the sensible/shmensible path.
Well done again Kev on keeping the panic room cracking along this season, always a good read.
Have a double up against the Manhores this week, hopefully I win one 👍😉

    TommyC99 · 31/05/2019 at 19:30

    I was pretty set on going that route also, but rookies look real thin on the horizon. Would it be wise to almost "save" Bewley to the byes where he can be an obvious downgrade option round 13, and take Baker this week?

      hedski · 31/05/2019 at 19:53

      I'll be holding off on Bewley also Tommy.
      Tossing up Baker/Gardener.
      I know Baker's the smart choice but I've never claimed to be smart.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:47

    Sensible?….I was gunna be but…..lol

      hedski · 31/05/2019 at 19:54

      Ha ha, what have you done Russty?

        Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 20:06

        Gardner…lol, wanted my swing back…he'll kick 5 so it'll be ok haha

          Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 21:17

          Love it. Awesome selection mate.🤫

            Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 21:29

            Also got rid of Lockhart for Whitfield 🙂
            Hey Holty, we're playing eachother in both AFL Fantasy Draft leagues this week, good luck bud.

Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 19:32

Good luck all for this round. I think we will all need it.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:47

    Same to you Holtynator, hope you stay in the top 10 this week bud…give em hell!

    hedski · 31/05/2019 at 19:54

    Onya Holty

      dontblushbaby · 31/05/2019 at 20:04

      Yep, no trades this week, no value and only risks imo

        Swans2012 · 31/05/2019 at 20:27

        Agree, although I had the cash for rocky to yeo so Ive done it, helps with the byes as well, but I’m glad I’m not touching any of the rooks….

    John · 31/05/2019 at 20:41

    oh yeh holtster im flopping me old plums out on the old table and giving them a jolly whack this week

    Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 20:45

    to you too Holty!
    hopefully no late outs this week.

    Shake_n_bake · 31/05/2019 at 21:03

    Good luck Holty

    neil demons delight · 01/06/2019 at 01:07

    Got you this week in A-GRADERS never know but I think it will be an L wish you well in all others NDD

      Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 09:45

      any trade plans this week mate?

    Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 12:27

    At least I've only 2 out unlike 6 the previous two rounds.

KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 19:34

Hayes to Bewly and Williams to J Kelly
or
Hayes to Bewly and Williams to Lloyd

Defying_Madness · 31/05/2019 at 19:34

Williams and Smith to Whitfield and Houli?
or
Gibbons and Clark to Whitfield and a rookie?

    Defying_Madness · 31/05/2019 at 19:46

    Need some quick advice running out of time. Cheers

      Rick Grimes · 31/05/2019 at 22:56

      I hope you did this.

        Defying_Madness · 01/06/2019 at 05:36

        welp

iLoveNMFC · 31/05/2019 at 19:45

Stack to Stewart? Quick!

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 19:45

    DO IT !

Ja191 · 31/05/2019 at 19:45

Jeez robbie gray is tempting me I know he has the bye next round but should go massive this round replacing rocky

    Libba · 31/05/2019 at 20:25

    He's so cheap too… So tempting

cash_cows · 31/05/2019 at 19:47

Holding off on moving premos and praying to the SC gods.
Holding williams, crouch and not trading ROB just yet.
Bewley in over baker.

Hazey · 31/05/2019 at 20:19

Fiorini…. Can he keep it up?

    Hazey · 31/05/2019 at 20:44

    Or go with tried and true Jelly?

      Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 20:48

      Jelly no brainer..
      fiorini is no where near being good enough to consider Hazey

    Rick Grimes · 31/05/2019 at 22:55

    Year early I think. Gonna be a gun tho. Already is, really. In a better side he gets a lot more press.

Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 20:25

Houli must be a chance at a serious top 6 defender now ay?..seems to be flourishing without Rance there.

    COREYSC · 31/05/2019 at 20:32

    And no Short either too so he’s getting plenty of kick outs

      Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 21:12

      Agree Corey. I think Short being out gives Houli all those extra points. Still 5 weeks before Short is back.

    Ja191 · 31/05/2019 at 20:57

    he's jake lloyd'ing it hard right now

    BadgerHoney7 · 31/05/2019 at 21:51

    put him in this week, never been so happy.

    TelescopicCox · 31/05/2019 at 22:37

    He’s in some serious form. The likes of Rich, Hurn and Houli seem to be flourishing under the kick in rules

    Rick Grimes · 31/05/2019 at 22:54

    Going great guns but he's fragile. I don't see him stringing too many more together without a week or two off.

    Twilightingale · 02/06/2019 at 13:05

    His season average would have him a near certain top 6 defender.
    But as a non-owner have missed out on his points from his big run and right now would be overpaying for him big time.
    Looking at Sicily and Laird before i'd consider Houli

Lazza · 31/05/2019 at 21:03

Sheezus, the umps are doing their best to get Reece Shaw a job.. freakin unbelievable..

COREYSC · 31/05/2019 at 21:14

What do you reckon, which two should I choose to play on field between Setterfield, Corbett, Parker and Young
I’m thinking Setterfield and Corbett

    hedski · 31/05/2019 at 21:27

    Parker and Setters?

    Dash · 01/06/2019 at 07:36

    I'd be going Setterfield and Corbett. Just have a feeling

    Bob · 01/06/2019 at 08:21

    Setters and Parker

Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 21:36

Balta's turned back into a Pumpkin again, his Cinderella run is over lol.
Next week or the week after could be sell time.

    KSinny · 31/05/2019 at 21:42

    ;(

    Rocksta_ · 31/05/2019 at 21:58

    He’s definitely back to normal. I know he’s had 2 consecutive reasonable weeks before tonight but I’ve got to ask, what has he got on Dimma? There’s no way he’s AFL standard and they’ve played him nearly every week. What am I missing?

      Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 22:12

      I think it's just been his height, speed and filling gaps Rocksta, Ruck and Fwd height gaps from missing players.

Maverick_ · 31/05/2019 at 21:46

I'd love to know what brad scott would be thinking right now…
North are a different side tonight very hungry and hunting in packs hitting the tigers hard at every opportunity.

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 21:53

    If Rhyce Shaw's gameplan is more of a free running play as you go style, they could be feeling freed up to do what they wanna do, to get loaded, and have a good time lol

hedski · 31/05/2019 at 21:58

Kangas looking great.
Brad Scott could be a good fit there next season.

Pman · 31/05/2019 at 22:29

To avoid having to start both Gibbons and Stocker in my midfield and only wanting to use one trade I am considering either Bontempelli or Dunkley IN for Rockcliff OUT. Probably leaning towards Bont due to higher ceiling but I've had him in the past and could be inconsistent, have no cash so they are the best I can afford but would like some thoughts on who is a better pick? Cheers..

JEL · 31/05/2019 at 22:36

Glad I held Stack this week.

    Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 09:17

    Awesome hold Jel. Would have been tempted to trade him if I had him.

      Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 09:53

      Me too. He was in my trade plans during the byes now may have to rethink. Same with Duursma who pumped out a ton last week.

      Confused · 01/06/2019 at 10:31

      Hi Holty,
      What should I do mate?
      I have Crouch, Rocky and Williams. Which one should I trade out and should I trade them for Whitfield or JKelly?
      If I don't trade I will have to take Stockers low score tomorrow

        Sam_01 · 01/06/2019 at 10:57

        You need both Whitfield and jkelly right away haha
        I’m in the same boat mate I traded rocky out, least likely of the three to be a top in his line
        I’d get kelly in now if you can he will torch the suns

      JEL · 01/06/2019 at 12:21

      Have to admit, it was partly luck.
      He was in the exit lounge, but other priorities came up.

      OUT Drew IN Begley
      OUT Lockhart IN Lloyd

Holty01 · 31/05/2019 at 22:36

Baker. 🤗

    Derek · 01/06/2019 at 12:39

    Kissed by a fairy

Dash · 31/05/2019 at 22:38

150K – 20 Trades
Maybe Gibbons > Baker & Scott to J Cameron
or
Hayes > Gardner (via Answerth) & Parker to J Cameron
Any thoughts on which one is better or other options?

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

    Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 23:00

    Maybe hold off , see how Bewley goes this week, then could go Hayes or Scott to him and Balta to Cameron next week.
    Then you can focus on your mids and backline for the rest of your trades.

      Dash · 31/05/2019 at 23:42

      Yeah maybe. If I was to make the trades, I was thinking Gibbons, Hayes or Corbett. Not sure. But feel like I need to get Cameron this week.

        Russty_ · 31/05/2019 at 23:50

        True Dash, do what you need to do mate, Cameron could go huge this week and go up 25 k.
        Here's a question for ya…Westhoff or Parker on field this week?…it's the battle of the spuds for me, who is less likely to choke on the Chinese pollution?…lol

          Dash · 01/06/2019 at 07:33

          I'd be going Westhoff. Higher ceiling and due for a bigger game.

Tiger · 31/05/2019 at 23:31

Thoughts on trading in O. Baker Melb. & J. Begley ESS. My thinking is take em whilst there on offer for the cash as not much on offer in the next 3-4 weeks, or go 1 up 1 down. Lloyd syd and one of the above who has the best security, cheers.

Dave · 01/06/2019 at 01:36

1) Scrimshaw and constable >> O.Baker and J.Cameron with $235k going into byes

OR

2) Scrimshaw and constable >> O.Baker and J.Kelly with $58k going into byes??

The Bont · 01/06/2019 at 07:38

I have 20 trades lets with 10k in the bank

1)Constable to O.Baker

2)Save my trades

    Stupid Coach · 01/06/2019 at 09:53

    I am in a similar position Bont except with 18 trades left. I think you are better placed to trade Constable to Baker (or Brewley) with a couple of extra trades up your sleeve so I would go Option 1. I am very tempted to bring in Brewley for Lockhart and Begley for Petrucelle to generate cash for the bye rounds but leaves me with only 16 trades and won't make any difference to my overall score. So I am thinking about holding this week and bringing Brewley in after his bye.
    However, I am playing the person who is on top of the cash league I am and need a win to get into the top 8.

      The Bont · 01/06/2019 at 13:29

      Thanks for the advice. I have traded Constable to Baker as I need warm bodies for the bye rounds. The extra 225k will help for when I downgrade upgrade next week.

Davo · 01/06/2019 at 08:46

Hi Community. Worth trading Matt Crouch to Josh Kelly? 21 trades left, cheers.

    Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 09:24

    You have plenty of trades left so that isn’t a problem. Jelly a must imo. But you have held Crouch for a while now so seems a waste trading now as should be back soon.
    Would this trade prevent a donut?

    Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 09:51

    Adelaide news report last night expecting Crouch back next week.

    Davo · 01/06/2019 at 09:56

    Thanks guys. I do have coverage for this week. Thought I would get Kelly this week as i dont see him getting any cheaper.

RealDealNeale · 01/06/2019 at 09:49

Hold this week given Bakers JS? 50k and 17 trades

B – Hurn Whitfield Smith Hore Moore Duursma (Williams, Answerth)
M -Neale Oliver Cripps Bont B.Crouch Brayshaw Setterfield Stocker (Rocky Hayes Scott)
R – Grundy ROB (Bines)
F – Kelly Dunkley Danger Boak DeGoey Marshall (Schultz Young)

Which option looks best community:

1. Hodl
2. Brayshaw & Hayes to Baker & Pendles
3. Brayshaw & Hayes to Baker & Cameron
4. Brashaw & Hayes to Baker & Stewart/Sicily

Cheers

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 11:53

    I am punting Rocky mate. Why don't you punt him as he has his bye as well next week. Then finish the job by punting Brayshaw as well. Both will not be top 10 mids mate. Then grab Oskar Baker and Josh Kelly. You have put the broom through the midfield and removed the problem children, you proudly own J Kelly who could go massive against the Gold Coast today, and you will have $200+ K in the war chest as well! Sets you up to make some big moves going into the byes. Use that cash to upgrade ROB to Gawn in a few weeks for example? After Gawn's bye. Just throwing a few ideas out there for you. Good luck mate! TH

Stupid Coach · 01/06/2019 at 10:03

I am really unsure whether or not to trade this week or not. Currently have 18 trades and 18k. Which option should I go with:

1. Lockhart to Baker/Brewley
2. Lockhart to Baker/Brewley and Petrucelle to Begley
3. Lockhart to Baker/Brewley and Walsh to Bont or Dunkley. Don't have enough to get J Kelly.
4. Hold – bring in Brewley after his Round 12 bye.

TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 10:29

Dons supporters, is Begley a good trade in?

Thinking of Hayes to Baker and Lockhart to Begley to hep my R13 bye and bank some cash

TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 11:41

OK community. The trade lever is about to fire up again. I am thinking Rockliff to Baker and then it is either ROB or spud Westhoff to Whitfield via numerous DPP moves. Rocky has served his purpose and I seriously doubt he will be a top 10 midfielder again. His bye next week does not help his cause either. Now do I punt The Hoff or ROB today? Bines the ruck patsy on the bench. Thoughts who I should punt and why?

    Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 12:23

    Jacobs will most likely be back next week – playing SANFL today so ROB the one to go. At least Westhoff will be playing although bye next week. Charlie Dixon may be back next week so could give Westhoff more freedom/different role.

      Derek · 01/06/2019 at 12:29

      If you get rid of ROB, Hoff will be vital for ruck cover after the bye rounds

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 12:30

      I like it Beezneez. The Hoff can still be of use after his bye. Thanks mate!👍

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 13:30

        Hi Hawk, yeah I agree with Beez and Derek, ROB will probably go anyway and has totally served his purpose, Westhoff could still lift in the backend of the season…hopefully!

The unsullied · 01/06/2019 at 12:15

Are the teams finalized for the Gws game?

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 12:17

    In about 10 minutes. 12.25pm AEST

The unsullied · 01/06/2019 at 12:17

Ok thanks.

    hedski · 01/06/2019 at 12:49

    No changes in either game starting at 1.45

Justin · 01/06/2019 at 13:27

Toying with the idea of axing either cogs or rockliff for Whitfield.
Or should I just be patient and get him the conventional way.
Advice please.

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 13:41

    I'd axe Rocky, at least Cogs is playing and should be right if his finger's ok now.

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 15:05

      Good call that Russty. Hope he listened to you. LOL

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 15:08

        Cheers mate, except for the Whitfield bit though lol, well done hanging on to Cogs BTW

          Justin · 01/06/2019 at 17:48

          Yeah, finally something went my way. Kept Cogs and Rocky, will chase Whitfield after his bye now. Phew!

TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:09

Typical. I trade in Whitfield and Holman decides to completely shut him down. FML. He better break that tag or we are all staring a mega turd straight in the face……

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 14:13

    Yeah bloody fantastic!…I VC'd him too just to rub it in….LOL

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:21

      I went to Grundy. as VC. Thank fark. Lobb is injured. Looked real proppy at 1/4 time. Grundy could go ballistic if Lobb is hampered with that knee.

        hedski · 01/06/2019 at 14:23

        Traded in Whit as well Toppa, thought it was me that broke him.
        VC'd JKelly instead of Grundy.

          TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:27

          Blame me Hedski. Just gotta hope Whitfield works into the game from here. I nearly went J Kelly. Decided to stick with Grundy after tossing a coin. Grundy heads, Kelly tails. Heads came up.

            hedski · 01/06/2019 at 14:56

            Maybe I should have gone Cogs!

              TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 15:04

              Cogs on fire!! Loving that. Glad I stuck fat with him. Looks like he is over his injuries.

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 14:37

        Looks like Grundy and Lobb are going ballistic mate, big scores on the way.

          TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:52

          Grundy limped off in the second quarter, not sure if it is a serious problem, but it slowed him down a bit for a while. Hope he can go into over drive in the second half. He likes to come home like a runaway train.

    Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 14:27

    I had a choice of either getting Whitfield for Clark or Kelly for Rocky. I went Whitfield 😫
    But I’m amazed that no coaches obviously rate Kelly as high as other GWS players because he is never tagged

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:32

      Whitfield just starting to work into the game Holty. We might still get out of this. Keep going Witty son!!!

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 15:09

        Hope he can still salvage something close to a ton today, I hate bloody taggers!

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 16:04

    And he just got smashed in the Shoulder!…hope it's nothing serious.

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 16:35

      Praying mate. What a disaster if he has broken his collar bone.

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 14:37

I hope no one traded Cogs.

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 14:51

    Kept him Holty. Had him since round one. Been a roller coaster ride with him, but kept the faith. Great to see him come good. Good boy cogs.

      BadgerHoney7 · 01/06/2019 at 15:08

      same hawk, stuck fat with him all the way since his huge 150 in round 1, hopefully this is a showing of the times changing from cogs.

        TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 15:27

        Thats right Badger…..Its been a while between drinks but I remember him nailing me the C score in round one. I was loyal to him after that. Very happy that he is back.

    TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 14:51

    I did 2 weeks ago instead of Crouch. I might bring him back R15 once he bottoms out

    Derek · 01/06/2019 at 15:05

    Taranto has been pushed aside. Taranto scores well when someone is missing from the GWS mids

      Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 15:51

      Hey Derek, I bet you're glad you don't have Mundy today.

        Derek · 01/06/2019 at 16:26

        Only saw last 15 mins. Did he play forward? Where did Blakey play?

          Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 16:30

          Mundy was mostly mid I think, and Blakely was rotating through defence, I was flicking between games though.
          Mundy's 19 posessions for 31 points is a bit shite though.

    Dingus · 01/06/2019 at 16:34

    I nearly traded him out this week, learning from previous years to hold fire sometimes pays off except when i held hoff until rnd 9….

    hedski · 01/06/2019 at 16:35

    Nope.
    Traded Williams to Whitfield tho…….

    JEL · 01/06/2019 at 17:25

    Very happy only 3/10 leagues I'm in have Cogs on their team.
    Added bonus is I VC'd Fyfe.

    Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 18:20

    Had him from day one and traded him to Kelly. Note to self: don't sideways trade premos. Thought his finger may have been worse cos his last score wasn't that great.

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 14:46

I have Neil in the A Graders this week and noticed he bought in Lobb. I’ll be honest, I thought that was a stupid decision as I had a look at his next 3 weeks and saw Grundy, Port and Gawn to come.
He is now on 78 late in the 2nd.🤔

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 15:03

    The old boy still has a few tricks up his sleeve Holty, he wants to knock off the champ this week haha

James Sykes · 01/06/2019 at 14:52

me last night: haha, the idiot i'm playing has rory lobb in his side. what a dumb pick.

me now: oh!

Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 14:58

31 degrees in Darwin today, should be plenty of drinks breaks and ice fans blowing there.

TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 16:11

Cogs on the edge of 200. Moving him over Crouch two weeks back is my final blow. Might start focusing on daily fantasy

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 16:16

Whitfield. Anyone see what happened? Collarbone?

    BadgerHoney7 · 01/06/2019 at 16:19

    collison type situation with swallow, hasn't got any ice etc so maybe not as bad as once expected

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 16:48

    He got flattened….was very sore but looked not too bad afterwards, fingers crossed, I brought him in this week, yay for his huge score 🙂

      Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 17:48

      Me too

BadgerHoney7 · 01/06/2019 at 16:19

Cogs ridiculous. Mundy not so good. Whitfield tagged and injury. Not too sure how to feel about this

Libba · 01/06/2019 at 16:20

Coniglio with the double ton…was looking at sideways trading b.crouch to him.. now I'll have to upgrade to him

The Lost Boys · 01/06/2019 at 16:20

Do we take Grundy's 121 ish, or bank on Gawn going huge again Adelaide? In a close match so will likely be the deciding factor…

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 16:21

    I'm not going Gawn, 31 degrees in Darwin, will be hard yakka up there.
    Still 146 points to be allocated yet too, Grundy should be higher and Fyfe and Walters.

    Jay · 01/06/2019 at 16:28

    Hmmmm, good question, pondering the same. I should win my cash H2H, so will probably play it safe with Grundys 242ish.

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 16:34

    I am taking Grundy VC. I will put M Crouch on the field with the C which will push Oscar Baker to the bench and Duursma to M8. Purely strategic move.

      hedski · 01/06/2019 at 16:37

      I'm gonna take Jellys 133.
      Got you in CAZALY this week TH.
      GO CATSSSS

        Lazza · 01/06/2019 at 17:03

        Why are you giving up 10 points Hedski? Jelly got 138… 😁

          Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 17:07

          Could be a Tax deductable donation Lazza…;)

            Lazza · 01/06/2019 at 17:16

            Taking GST to the extreme ..😁

          hedski · 01/06/2019 at 18:37

          Nice Lazza, checked pre scaling 👍

        TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 17:19

        Hehehehehe Grundy's 124 will do. Let me see how I am tracking against the Martini Police! LOL

        TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 17:22

        You will gobble me this week mate. I have turds littered all over the place……….

      The Lost Boys · 01/06/2019 at 16:38

      Good point! Hmm Neale vs Hawks, Cripps vs Dons or really risky Macrea vs Eagles. Then again, Gawn did score 150 odd at TIO in 2018 against the dockers. Maybe the heat isn't such a huge deal for him?

        No idea · 01/06/2019 at 16:40

        Heat may be a bigger problem for the larger O'brien, so that favours Gawn

    Stupid Coach · 01/06/2019 at 17:09

    I have the same dilemma except I don't have Grundy and decided to put the VC on Whitfield (epic fail). Do I stick with Gawn as captain or switch to Cripps .My opponent in my cash league has Cripps as captain and he is undefeated so I am tempted to switch.

Damo · 01/06/2019 at 17:18

Any advice on whether I should go M. Crouch to sloane. I believe Sloane will be top 8 however has Gws next week and De Boer gcoukd shut him down.

What’s the likelyhood of that happening and therefore would the Crouch to Sloane be a smart move as Sloane with a low BE and if punks out another good score could be hard to get in soon.

Would love your thoughts community

Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 17:50

Time to move your ass in the 2nd half Heeney, or I'll be moving your white haired ass out of my side soon!
4 possessions, pathetic.

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 18:03

    Heeney is a fraud. Absolute muppet.

      Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 18:34

      He actually did something that quarter…wonder if he could still get to 80 or 90? Would probs need a few goals.

    Dan · 01/06/2019 at 19:00

    I'm really starting to wonder whether it's worth continuing to carry him and hope he comes good or better to just trade him out while he still has some value.

      Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 19:10

      Think we have to hold Dan, unless you have the luxury of plenty of trades left, I don't.

        Dan · 01/06/2019 at 19:30

        Yeah, I think you're right Russty. Unfortunately, that's a luxury I don't have either (and there are probably bigger issues to deal with).

Shake_n_bake · 01/06/2019 at 17:51

Spoke to Mundy Pav and L Matthews about the touched behind all really couldn’t believe it when they said they all seen the replay. But in the end l suppose we didn’t deserve to win that one.

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 18:36

    Not sure how that isn't reviewed forcibly, especially after it was missed by the 3rd ump but the commentators noticed it, while the game was still in progress, the Goal should've been reversed I think.
    It's not about deserve, it's about getting it right.

      Shake_n_bake · 01/06/2019 at 19:30

      Very true. Spoke to Mundy he told me he saw it on a reply during the game but obviously found it pretty funny

    neil demons delight · 01/06/2019 at 18:44

    Freo doing ok shake,especially with hogan being so poor

      Shake_n_bake · 01/06/2019 at 19:27

      Yeah we just had to many passengers they played better today

Derek · 01/06/2019 at 18:03

I remember the good old days when that goal of Walters would have got him 50SC points

    Shake_n_bake · 01/06/2019 at 18:13

    So true

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 18:27

    It got him about 30 I think, not bad.

TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 18:17

Marty Hore late out!!

Hore to sicily
Or
Lockhart to Gardner

to avoid a donut

    TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 18:20

    Or Hore to Dunkley

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 18:33

    What's wrong with Hore though?…were you planning on getting Sicily anyway? if so, I'd do that I guess.
    Depends on how long Hore and Lockhart are out for though..Lockhart to Gardner would be some nice cash made, and hope he at least gets a 50 or so.

      TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 18:34

      Calf issue Russty

        hedski · 01/06/2019 at 18:39

        No fake news after all???

      TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 18:42

      I’ll go Gardner I think. Hore still has cash yo make

      TelescopicCox · 01/06/2019 at 18:44

      Going Begley instead. On the bubble at least

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 02/06/2019 at 17:45

    Geez I missed this and copped a 0

KSinny · 01/06/2019 at 18:53

Love how Hore's a late out and I get Burgers 33….

    TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 19:08

    I will get Clarke's 75. Will take that every day of the week.

      KSinny · 01/06/2019 at 19:15

      Wow that's good I'm Definatly jealous

    Finnius · 01/06/2019 at 19:53

    Same Sinny 🙁 Holding Williams and Crouch has killed me last 3 weeks.

    Tim Martin · 02/06/2019 at 06:23

    Lucky you, gave me a big fat donut. Have Williams and Young on my bench smh, and done my trades a few hours earlier to get Cameron in my forward line to trade out Miers.

    redherringfc · 02/06/2019 at 12:32

    Gave me a donut to match the one in my mids.

COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 18:54

Take Burgess 33 or trade Hore I only have 10K so I would need to make a downgrade?

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 01/06/2019 at 18:56

Whoops <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙊" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f64a.svg"&gt;

Had the VC on Grundy but forgot to move the C off Kelly from last week.

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 19:07

    At least he got into the 90's for you Trig, silly bugger.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 01/06/2019 at 19:10

      138 rust. 😂

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 19:11

        Oh right..lol, I thought you were talking about this game.

TommyC99 · 01/06/2019 at 18:56

Anyone no taking Grundys 124? With Hore being a late out and stupid me not having the E on Burgess i have now copped a 0 (burgess only scored 33 so didn't lose a huge amount). Thinking i might just yolo it and go Crippa, think hes due a big one against a bombers side who don't tag

Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 19:05

I guess Ratagoolies will keep his spot now that he can actually play Football, unlucky for Fort but looks like he'll stay in the 2's now..unless Smith goes out again.

    Tony · 02/06/2019 at 20:08

    Fort is no good, will only play again if there’s injuries

AuroraBorealis?! · 01/06/2019 at 19:10

And with Hore a late out and me forgetting to put the E on Burgess, i now have two donuts. That just about wraps it up for me this week, see ya'll in the bye rounds, where im sure things can only improve! /s

COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 19:13

Take Grundy VC? or go with Gawn as skipper?

    Finnius · 01/06/2019 at 19:18

    I'd take it.

      COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 19:19

      Hore is a late out, so I have burgess' 33

        hedski · 01/06/2019 at 19:29

        Have a crack at big Maxy Corey

          COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 19:43

          alright I'll take the advice mate fellow Cats supporters we stick together!

            hedski · 01/06/2019 at 20:28

            Another tough win today mate.
            Carn big Maxy!!!

              Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:33

              Good to see that spud Dangerfield lift his game a bit this week hed 😉

                COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 20:42

                He tore it up in the third term! It was worth holding I’m hoping I’ll Be rewarded the same for Williams and Matt Crouch

              COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 20:41

              Superb from the boys the Swans are always a tough opponent no matter where they are on the ladder

                hedski · 01/06/2019 at 22:45

                Maxy!!

                  COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 22:50

                  I tried to change the captaincy but I just missed out he was already locked out oh well 124 is better then bugger all like Sloane owners

                    hedski · 01/06/2019 at 22:54

                    Yeah nothing wrong with 124 Corey, I took Jellys 138.

                    COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 23:28

                    Nice one mate

    TommyC99 · 01/06/2019 at 19:31

    I'm not taking it, but thats only because i now have a zero so i need to take the risk. Thinking cripps might be due so im giving him the C

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 19:27

Damn whoever said Hore was injured I should have listened. Has now left a big hole in my team.

    s c tragic · 01/06/2019 at 19:36

    You and me both pal, just managed to cover all my injured players Williams mcrouch rocky to be hit between the eyes with HORE. Bummer

      COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 20:11

      I can relate mate I have Williams, M.Crouch and Hore all out too

        Rocksta_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:56

        Same

      Tim Martin · 02/06/2019 at 06:25

      Same here

    TommyC99 · 01/06/2019 at 19:38

    I was hoping i was wrong when i said it, few people said it was a prank so i was hopeful it was fake news, tuns out it wasnt. Should only miss the 1 week tho since he was close

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 19:43

    He was officially out well before the game started Holty, hope it doesn't affect ya too much mate.

      Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 20:04

      Didn’t hear anything mate. I would have traded Hore instead of Clark. Oh well, as long as he plays next week it should be ok.

        Derek · 01/06/2019 at 20:53

        Have you got a player on your bench to fill?

        I had to throw the magnets around. With Crouch, Williams, Rocky and Hore our, ive got, gulp, Baker, Stocker, Aneswerth and Parker all on field this week.

        Now have Whitfield and Slone go down

Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:30

Reckon ROB's time is done, what a great pickup he was though, held the fort while sauce was getting himself right, ROB even looks like sauce's lil brother lol.
Made some handy cash for those that brought him in.

    neil demons delight · 01/06/2019 at 20:57

    quite right Russty I dumped him for LOBB this week Sloan off and finished

      Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 21:01

      Nice pickup in Lobb Neil…I got Whitfield yipee.

    hedski · 01/06/2019 at 21:17

    Did his job Russty, slaughtered him for Fyfe last round, happy days.

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 09:00

    Punted him yesterday too Russty. (And Rocky) Made a cool $266K out of him. He was ripe for the picking. Grabbed Whitfield and O Baker and put the remaining $203 K in the bank. Pity about Whitfield yesterday, but hopefully wont miss too many games. I have Williams sitting on the bench and hopefully Williams plays whilst it might be Whitfield's turn to warm the bench next week. Happy with Baker's game last night too. Looks like a nice little cash cow now. Cheers Russty and good luck today! TH

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 20:38

Sloane. Wow this has not been a great week.😫

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:41

    What happened mate…is he gonna get back on?

      KSinny · 01/06/2019 at 20:42

      Hammy, gone for the night

        Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:45

        Shitty luck mate, he was flying too, no one likes to see good players go down with any injury.

    JEL · 01/06/2019 at 20:54

    Disappointing for both him and his SC owners.
    For the Crows sake, hope it's not too severe as they really need him.

KSinny · 01/06/2019 at 20:42

Nice now Sloane done with 37

    Big G · 01/06/2019 at 21:05

    And Sicily reported.

      Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 21:07

      Byes aside, I reckon Harris Andrews could be a better choice than Sicily this year, he's running into some serious form, and Sicily is falling away.

Big G · 01/06/2019 at 20:42

Another one bites the dust – Sloan dog done for the night.

COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 20:43

Brad Crouch is struggling he’s not injured but he he looks to be struggling from a fitness side for sure just jogging around no real presence on the game!

    Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 20:46

    and with Sloane out for the game, fair chance Harmes will now go to him.

      COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 20:48

      Hopefully he can carry the crows back into the game score 110+ I need a break this weekend haha

Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 20:49

Crows could be a much better team if they dropped spuds like Walker and Jenkins permanently and gave young guys like Fogarty a chance.
Not sure why Tex is captain really, he has about as much influence on a game as a guy who gets put on for half a quarter a game…just to give him a run.
McHenry's another one who could be playing now and getting some valuable game time.

    COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 21:40

    Yeah never liked Tex Walker
    Rory Sloane has always been the true captain of the Adelaide Crows only he embodies what the Crows want to portray themselves as a football club and he has the ability to inspire his whole team I don’t see Tex Walker doing that for his side consistently

HarryH76 · 01/06/2019 at 21:02

I have both Hore and Salem with only Answerth as emergency so copping a donut. And reckon ROB's done after this round. Was hoping he'd hang on till the byes so can upgrade to Grundy but looking unlikely. M Crouch still injured on the pine. Just cannot get full premo on the field

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 21:08

    No one can yet Harry, just gotta do the best you can for now.

      COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 21:41

      Exactly right Russty, for all of us it will be damage control for the last two weeks and now for the bye rounds whoever can emerge out of the byes in the top 5K and with no injuries is in a good position to launch in the second half of year

      HarryH76 · 01/06/2019 at 21:59

      Sorry may have been poor wording by me. Meant can't get all my premos on the park with injuries. I know it's too hard to have 22 premos right now

TOPHAWK1 · 01/06/2019 at 21:41

I think ROB has gone to the toilet…….He will be back soon folks. Wait! Has he just dumped the biggest TURD in Darwin? Toilet mate, toilet!!!

    Russty_ · 01/06/2019 at 22:05

    Its ok mate, if he misses the Toilet, a Crocodile will probably eat it lol

      TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 09:03

      Hahahahaha. Used to live in Darwin and there are plenty of crocs there to feast on those turds there. LOL

        Rick Grimes · 02/06/2019 at 16:00

        Made his BE at least. Or near enough.

TommyC99 · 01/06/2019 at 22:21

What did Gawn do to jump 50pts in 5 minutes?

    Dan · 01/06/2019 at 22:23

    I would like to know this, as it just cost me my league game.

      Big G · 01/06/2019 at 22:56

      Good question

    Rick Grimes · 02/06/2019 at 15:59

    Just general awesomeness.

Dicko · 01/06/2019 at 22:23

Wow what a week so far , Rockliff out injured & traded him out & so kept Cogs . Vc on Grundy but went Gawn. Traded in Sloane , Hore out – duck egg there. & Sunday still to go.

    Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 22:58

    Nice. You will be one of not many who has had things go right this week. Hopefully you get a big score

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 22:25

wow no M Crouch, no Sloane and Gawn absolutely dominates and Melbourne still somehow loses.
Is their list actually that bad or is their coach unable to coach to the new rules?

    neil demons delight · 01/06/2019 at 22:47

    As a dees supporter you wonder Weideman had the chance and is a great kick but misses and big maxy always misses from that close.lever may and salem will help We could still shape the eight

    hedski · 01/06/2019 at 22:48

    Just happy I tipped the Crows Holty.

    COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 22:52

    Melbourne kicked seven straight behinds anyone of those if they were a goal they would’ve won can’t say they didn’t have their chances that’s for sure it’s a shame because they literally did everything they could to lose that game

      Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 22:56

      They should have smashed the Crows. Melbourne dominated. That’s why I wonder if Goodwin is the right man for the job? But as Neil said above, once they get those players back, it might change my thinking on the matter

        Ja191 · 01/06/2019 at 23:15

        Simon badloss**

        COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 23:31

        It’s an interesting discussion because you see teams like Hawthorn, Richmond and St Kilda who have so many key players out and they are still getting the results and even Dew coaching the Suns like their is no stars up there and he’s got them to a competitive side almost every week bar a couple of games. So yeah is it the Coach or is the players for me it’s still the forward line but I believe once Lever and May come back they can score enough with that defence stopping opposition from scoring looking forward to seeing those guys return will make for an interesting last few rounds of the year with Sydney and Melbourne fighting back to try and sneak in the Top 8

          JohnDJ59 · 01/06/2019 at 23:45

          I think both the Dees and Swans are to far back to be a chance now, I haven't looked at the ladder for a while now, but I'm guessing they would be in the bottom five or so teams, they might have a say in who makes the eight, but that would be about it.

Sam_01 · 01/06/2019 at 22:34

My rookies doing me proud so far
Stack, baker, and Answerth in a carnage filled week they are Atleast not rubbing salt in the wounds

hedski · 01/06/2019 at 22:50

I have two spots to work out tomorrow.
1) mids – Gibbons or Stocker.
2) fwds – Parker or Petrol.
Leaning towards Gibbo and Petrol.
Interested in anyone's thoughts on who they'd play.

    Ja191 · 01/06/2019 at 23:13

    Yeah I’d do the same hedski

      Beezneez · 01/06/2019 at 23:32

      Probably the way to go. Stupidly left Parker as e and had Corbett on field. Also had to take Burgess cos Hore was a late out and Lockhart not playing. 1873 with 5 to play but Sundays always seem to disappoint lately.

Sam_01 · 01/06/2019 at 22:53

Hmmm with Sloane going down what’s the odds matt crouch comes back and gets de’boered next week

    Dan · 01/06/2019 at 23:41

    Oh no! Good point!

    Great fact hunt · 02/06/2019 at 05:56

    That’s ok as long as I have someone playing with Crouch William Hore Sloane Whitfield rockcliffe out I would take a 50 from Crouch at moment and stuff all rookies on bench like everyone else I think I’m stuffed.

Holty01 · 01/06/2019 at 23:24

I might as well start us off. How is everyone going this week? Been very happy of late telling everyone of my score on a Saturday night as been doing well so think it’s only fair I share on a bad week as well.
1373/14 captain still to play

    COREYSC · 01/06/2019 at 23:33

    Shaping up to be around 2,100 but with the projected scores of Cripps and Macrae if they can go huge and Setters and Stocker can score 60 each I could get to 2,200 either way I’ll Slip a little further down the rankings probably just outside 2K

    JohnDJ59 · 01/06/2019 at 23:56

    1606 at the moment, could end up with 2250 if everything goes well tomorrow. Had M.Crouch and Williams not playing, again, Whitfield injured while playing and Hore as a late out.

      Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 00:05

      the Injuries have hurt this week. Hore, Sloane and Whitfield have made it tough for me.

        JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 00:10

        The worst part for me was I just traded Whitfield in this week after deciding not to bring in Danger like I planned.

          Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 00:22

          i Traded in Whitfield as well and we weren’t the only ones.

            Derek · 02/06/2019 at 11:08

            I think I talked OTW into Whitfield.

            He was going Houli and Parker, I hope he didn’t listen to me

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 09:26

    Hi Holty. That was rotten luck about Sloanedog mate. This caper can be cruel sometimes. Anyway, my round is one of highs and gut wrenching lows. The highs Cogs, J Kelly, Lloyd, B Crouch, Fyfe, Sicily, Danger and Grundy. The lows, Mundy, Balta, Corbett, Crisp, and Whitfield. 1697 with 5 to play and Cripps C or 1821 with 4 to play and Grundy VC taken. Should I run with Crippa as captain today? Ot take the Grundy VC. What would you do? Cheers Holty. TH

      Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 13:57

      Hey Hawk. My cut off is 125 so no for me. It may only be 1 point but as soon as you start 2nd guessing it will only end in tears

    Sam_01 · 02/06/2019 at 09:30

    1376/14 holt with jkellys captaincy points ready to be banked when bines plays, score includes Gawn on my bench and baker on my bench which I’ll take over risking stocker

    hedski · 02/06/2019 at 09:44

    Humming along nicely for once, 13 played with Jelly captain, sitting on 1639.
    Have Duursma, Hoff, Crippa, Daniel, Macrae, Dunkley, Hurn to come.
    Also one of Gibbons/Stocker and one of Petracelle/Parker, still leaning towards Gibbo/Petrol.
    Let's see what sucky Sunday brings.

    Derek · 02/06/2019 at 11:05

    I don’t want to talk about it…………

    Had Williams, Rocky, MCrouch, Scrimshaw, Lockhart and Hore issues to deal with.

    Stuck with my premiums and traded out Lockhart and Scrimshaw and welcomed Whitfield and Baker like most people.

    Meant fielding Parker, Stocker, Answerth and Baker on field this week. Although, Baker & Answerth have done ok.

    Having to deal with Sloane and Whitfield really hurts, not just this week but being able to get through the byes, especially that round 13.

    Won’t take Grundys VC, didn’t put C on Gawn, so thinking either Merrett or Crips, one of them could go very big.

    If I have a decent Sunday I might be looking at another 2250-2300 score.

    TelescopicCox · 02/06/2019 at 11:45

    1584/15 including Captain Kelly. My magpies (Treloar, Crisp & Moore) the big let down. On track for 2200 if Crippa and Macrae go big.

    I’ve gotten over offloading Cogs as it was to Kelly at around $570k, which is looking like a bargain.

    Rocksta_ · 02/06/2019 at 12:35

    1781 from 15. Captain’s score (Gawn) has already landed. Projected around 2400. Not bad given I have Williams and Crouch on the bench.

    Lazza · 02/06/2019 at 12:41

    On 1613 with Macrae, Dunkley, Cripps, Duursma, Stocker, Setterfield and Petrol to play.. SC is projecting 2158.. which is around my average score this yr … shizen

      Lazza · 02/06/2019 at 12:42

      Cost myself 20 pts by taking Kelly’s 138 .. had the C on Gawn… now it’s on Sweet.

    Maverick_ · 02/06/2019 at 14:29

    14 played on 1511 with Gawn captained..
    Up and down week for me after a week planning on bringing in Whitfield all week But after not liking the cow options i held on all trades.. I’m very glad I did! SuperCoach is a cruel cruel game sometimes so much luck involved and I’ve experienced the gods swinging both ways this season! But I do have ROB at R2 😂 ouch. Can’t wait to lock in Grundy soon.

    JEL · 02/06/2019 at 18:08

    Currently at 2038 with Hurn & Macrae playing + Fyfe VC score.
    Missed Goldy's score and got a donut due to my loophole stupidity.

    silversovereign · 02/06/2019 at 19:24

    Looking at about 2420, which seems above par this week. Thanks cogs and Gawn c!

Iamme · 02/06/2019 at 00:05

15/1538 with Bont, Mccrae,Dunk'ley, Cripps (c), Hurn, Parker & Petruccelle still to play

KSinny · 02/06/2019 at 00:11

Terrible week for me, Williams and Crouch out, Hore a late out giving me a 33 from Burgess, Whitfield 64 and injured, Sloane 35 and Injured and then Sicily reported. Will I have anyone playing during the byes??!!?

    HarryH76 · 02/06/2019 at 10:16

    I hear you. I had Crouch, Salem and Hore out so only covered one of the backmen, thankfully 71 from Answerth. Whitfield injured similarly, and I have Sicily. Held onto ROB one week too long as reckon he's dropped next week and loses cash. Shocking week

Shake_n_bake · 02/06/2019 at 08:04

🔴⚪️🏆🍻💪

    BadgerHoney7 · 02/06/2019 at 09:33

    allez allez allez

BadgerHoney7 · 02/06/2019 at 09:28

2235 with Boak, Cripps, Lachie Young to play. What would be par this week? Finally having a good round with premos/midpricers stepping up (Cogs, Crouch)

    SC_Donkey · 02/06/2019 at 10:51

    Nice one BH good luck today, I know I need it.
    Looking at all my league's almost everyone are projected around 2200.

    I'm on 1594/12 with to 9 play today.
    Hurn, Cripps, The Bont, Macrea, Dunks, Boak
    Wilke, Gibbons, Setterfield and Baker(E) 69sc to add

SC_Donkey · 02/06/2019 at 11:55

I have 16 trades left with 100K in the bank, in the next 3 weeks over the byes looking to pick up Laird, Fyfe and Neale. Would probably need to use about 6 trades to get them in and would leave me with 9 trades by the end of the bye rounds. Will then need another 3-4 trades to completely have 22 keepers by Rd 15/16. Is 6/7 trades enough for the rest of the of the season from Rd 17?

Back
Hurn, Lloyd, Whitfield
Stewart, Hore, Wilke
Clark, Joyce

Mid
Cripps, Oliver, The Bont, Macrea
Cunnington, Cogs, Gibbons, Baker
Stocker, Scott, Hayes

Ruck
Grundy, Gawn, Bines

Fwd
Danger, Dunkley, Walters
Boak, Heeney, Setterfield
Drew, Young

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 12:37

    Hi Doncs. You have a good side there! You will be pleased to know that Joyce is a late inclusion for the Saints in Shanghai.I reckon you need to seriously target J Kelly in your midfield, as well as Fyfe. I reckon Neale would be number 3 in that order. Then Laird and or Luke Ryan and perhaps even Sicily once he starts behaving himself. I reckon you need 7 trades for the last 7 rounds. One trade per round to allow for injuries. I am planning to exit the byes with 9 trades and be full premo. Same deal, 9 trades for the 9 last rounds, thus one trade per round. Thats what I usually go by. Good luck for the rest of the season mate! TH

Training Cray · 02/06/2019 at 12:22

Dammit!! Darragh Joyce a late in has just screwed my captain loophole! Goodbye Gawns 158… come on Cripps for 160 I guess?

Libba · 02/06/2019 at 15:17

Robbie young is worse than early season Balta…

    No idea · 02/06/2019 at 15:49

    Yep- I joined the masses and went early on him. Watching him struggle and then, on the rare occasions it gets the ball, butcher it, is a harsh reminder to NEVER GO EARLY ON A ROOKIE

      Libba · 02/06/2019 at 16:59

      Yeh same here..

Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 16:22

Go Marshall!…the one good player at the Saints.

    Libba · 02/06/2019 at 16:59

    He's been so consistent this year

    neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 18:13

    A real top player mate ,just needs a better coach

Ja191 · 02/06/2019 at 16:29

Thanks merrett

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 16:37

    Looks like he's been locked down pretty good JA…bad luck mate.

      Ja191 · 02/06/2019 at 17:21

      Sucks because Im looking at a 2600+ score

Rocksta_ · 02/06/2019 at 16:38

Every week people on this site say Champion Data loves this player or that player. Cripps has had 6 disposals to half time, 5 of which are handballs, and is on 49 points. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!

Sam_01 · 02/06/2019 at 17:05

Gee duursma giving us a lovely cash spike!

James · 02/06/2019 at 17:07

Cripps is getting points today for breathing

    Rocksta_ · 02/06/2019 at 17:40

    Half way through the last qtr, 10 possies, 8 of which are handballs, hasn’t troubled the scorers = 77 points. Go figure?

      Rocksta_ · 02/06/2019 at 17:45

      Further to above, Dunkley 12 possies in the first qtr, 5 of which are kicks and a goal for 44 points. Cripps’ possies are obviously worth more than Dunkley’s. Again, go figure?

Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 17:20

Come on Crippa. I got the big C on you. Big last quarter.
As a Blues supporter though, it seems he has had enough. Don’t blame him though as he seems to be one of the only ones who puts in.

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 20:19

    You took the VC off Grundy too today! Mate, we are both in tears tonight.

Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 17:50

Maybe I should change my cut off to 120.
Should have taken Grundy’s 124 it seems

    Sam_01 · 02/06/2019 at 17:55

    Unlucky holty Carlton’s weight starting to wear poor crippa down the bye will do him goood

    neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 18:16

    I think you went the correct way Hotly. Who would think Clarke would do that. The good part is all will have him NDD

      Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 18:52

      You have absolutely smashed me this week mate, well done

    JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 18:36

    It can work both ways Holty, my cut off score is also 125, but for the first time, I took a score below it, in Grundy's 124, since one time this season in round eight, I didn't take a 120 from Cripps, being under 125, I kept the C on Gawn and he scored 109, not terrible, but still under Cripps score. This round I did have the C on Gawn at the start, but took it off him for Grundy's 124, so missed out on Gawn's C 158. This was a one off for me, but just goes to show, if you are on to a good strategy, stick to it.

      Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 18:43

      Well played John. Smart decision in the end. Taking the points and run. I really thought Crippa was going to go huge today.

        JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 19:14

        That's just it though Holty. It wasn't a smart decision by me in the end, since I went against my 125 cut off score and missed out on Gawn's 158 C score, costing me 34 pts and at the moment two close league games. You still made the right decision in not taking Grundy's score because it was below your cut off point, you just picked the wrong player to put the C on.

    Daz · 02/06/2019 at 20:31

    Mine 125 too, went Neale and ended up with 10 pts less.

Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 18:46

Well community, not much has gone right for me this week (like many) but the one thing that might keep me somewhere near the top 20 is the big POD that the community helped make my decision. Marshall thank you as no one has him in that top 30

    neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 19:07

    That;s amazing they let him go .might even rise mate think i might even have got up against you in A-GRADERS I can hang my hat on that NDD

      Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 19:22

      Jeez the Saints looked ordinary today, Marshall and Gresham the only 2 showing anything, and then Geary does another major injury it seems.
      Nice score coming up for you this week big Neil !

        neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 19:31

        Hedski going big like his team Marshall is a gem mate

          hedski · 02/06/2019 at 20:46

          Cheers Neil, managed to pip you in Jungleland draft too 👍

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 19:20

    Hey Holtman, I think you'll still score ok this week mate, you still have Gawn's score to roll in…2250 + easy.
    Lots of wildly fluctuating scores in the Leagues this week.

      neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 19:39

      Reckon you might be right Russty Holty looks to have the 2 and 3 teams done ,just depends on those below .,lets hope he scores well

Willymack1234 · 02/06/2019 at 19:44

Get Hurn off the bloody bench!

Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 19:48

Hurn being rested for the entire last quarter. 😩
This has really been a terrible week

    silversovereign · 02/06/2019 at 20:00

    Ouch

    JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 20:00

    Cost me at least two league games, I'm sure he would have scored more than 16 points in the last quarter.

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:39

    Just to top it off Holty, I beat you in both our Fantasy Draft leagues mate lol 😉

KSinny · 02/06/2019 at 20:02

2235 this week for me, pretty happy considering I had Sloane, Burgess, Balta and Crouch missing. How'd everyone else go and what's par looking like?

    Ja191 · 02/06/2019 at 20:08

    Managed a 2570 odd after forgetting to emergency Gawn last week on captaincy loop

      Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:14

      That's huge JA congrats, should bump you up nicely this week.

        Browncow · 02/06/2019 at 20:17

        Wow. That’s huge JA in a difficult week. Should be high on the leaderboard.

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:14

    2257 here, not too bad for me lol, well done Sinny.

    lc14 · 02/06/2019 at 20:15

    2290. Cogs, Danger, Gawn and Fyfe saved me.

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 20:17

    2186 for me this week. Williams and M Crouch better come back next week. Cant carry yas forever guys!

    Sam_01 · 02/06/2019 at 20:30

    2229 for me my team has just been pottering along scoring 2150-2250 every week haha, gonna need to start pumping out some bigger scores
    Crouch and Williams on the pine
    Macrae/bont/Whitfield/Greene/Cripps/treloar all stinking it up for me

    Iamme · 02/06/2019 at 20:30

    At the beginning of the day was looking at 2350, but only one of my 5 premos tonned up and I had the (C) on Cripps…so had to settle for 2163 this week;

    Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 20:38

    2268 for me with Crippa as captain. Plenty of carnage and hoping that Hurn was only rested and not injured.

    hedski · 02/06/2019 at 20:49

    Banged out a 2420 this week Skinny, best score by far for the year.
    Was hoping for bigger but Hurn rested and Cripps not firing hurt a bit.
    Got Whitfield in this week and he only out scored Gibbo and Petracelle. Go figure.

      Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:51

      Well done bud, Martinis all round…your shout 🙂

        hedski · 02/06/2019 at 20:56

        Cheers Russty, can you make beer martinis?

      KSinny · 02/06/2019 at 20:53

      Good job mate awesome score!

        hedski · 02/06/2019 at 20:56

        👍🍻

      Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 21:02

      nice Hedski👍

        hedski · 02/06/2019 at 21:07

        Thanks Holty, hopefully you've held your spot mate.

    JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 21:48

    2293 for me, won 5 of my 9 league games. Overall not a bad score considering I had Williams and M.Crouch on the bench, Whitfield injured, Hore a late out and Hurn sit out the last quarter. Par looks around the 2250 mark.

      Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 22:13

      Pretty darn good score John considering all those curveballs. Would've been similar if I'd gone Gawn over Neale.

        JohnDJ59 · 02/06/2019 at 22:37

        Doing alright at the moment Russty, not sure about going forward though, not that many good rookies on the horizon at the moment, might take a while to get to full premo, even that part might be a struggle going on how many trades I have left.

          Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 22:46

          Just gotta look for value and fallen premos now John, and hope some of them can turn it around, guys like Darling maybe.
          Full premo is all relative at the end…whatever wins you games, warm bodies are also very important at the end..even if not the highest scorers.

s c tragic · 02/06/2019 at 20:07

Did Bolton get sacked ?? Anyone hear anything.??

    Chris Judd · 02/06/2019 at 20:11

    He’s gone. Tune in to footy classified tomorrow for my announcement.

      Chompers · 02/06/2019 at 23:18

      ^^^ Classic! ^^^

s c tragic · 02/06/2019 at 20:09

Ended up with a donut thank Hore, possibly cost me games in about 4 leagues all by a small margin Bah.

Fearthebeard · 02/06/2019 at 20:16

So is Whitfield gone for some time? Didn’t see injury?

I was getting another premium mid in this week. That could stuff me.

If it’s not to bad, have neale, Fyfe, jelly, Cripps, macrae. Who else is best? Cogs? Dusty? Taranto? Cunnington? Duncan? Oliver???

    Sam_01 · 02/06/2019 at 20:30

    Pretty sure he will be alright just got smashed aslong as there is no fracture he will be ok

      Fearthebeard · 02/06/2019 at 20:39

      Thanks Sam!

      Any recommendation on that mid? Haha

        Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:43

        Hey bearded one…I'd say Cogs is a pretty good bargain at the moment.

          Fearthebeard · 02/06/2019 at 21:01

          Thanks Rusty

            Sam_01 · 03/06/2019 at 08:10

            Really like Oliver he will be cheap as chips after next game aswell, Duncan good choice aswell but he is pricey
            I like gaff and yeo potentially luke Parker as a pod

Notorious · 02/06/2019 at 20:16

Pretty happy with 2414 with Crouch and Williams not playing

neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 20:30

2360 so happy with that but got beaten in Russty's mega league by Demar De Goatum wait for it A MASSIVE 2576 ,surely will come close great effort NDD

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 20:34

    Bad luck there bud, that's a massive beating even though you scored very well, I only got up in 4 of 10 this week.

      neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 20:57

      Some good scores in there Russty including Hedski's big one .

        Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 21:01

        For sure mate…I'm gonna struggle to even get in the top 16 in my own league haha

    Ja191 · 02/06/2019 at 21:04

    That’s me neil hahaha got a bit lucky this week gray came in clutch

      neil demons delight · 02/06/2019 at 21:45

      Good for you J Should be really proud of that one What a flogging over 200 Why me Catch you in the finals my friend NDD

Tommo09 · 02/06/2019 at 20:58

I’m thinking of getting Hawkins in this week. Is he an interesting alternative to more common options or just a bad choice?

I plan to get Ryan and Boak in next week after their bye

    Tony · 02/06/2019 at 21:03

    Hawkins might get suspended, and has he bye the following week. I’d get him in after his bye

Steeeve · 02/06/2019 at 21:02

Third week straight sub 2200 rank plummeting three injured premos ate the Hore donut let's hope I can turn it around during the byes. Not confident but gotta keep trying. How is everyone looking for the byes??

Big G · 02/06/2019 at 21:47

Communities thoughts on Ben Cunningham?

Big G · 02/06/2019 at 21:47

Cunnington

    Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 22:06

    Hi Big G, yeh he seems to be a very solid option this year, very unexpected.

dontblushbaby · 02/06/2019 at 21:51

Holty, sitting at 27 is excellent mate despite the carnage, the next 3 weeks will be defining , Best Wishes

Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 21:54

Hey Holty, you were only 240 points behind the leader last week and are only still 237 behind the leader this week so don't despair mate…those points can be made up quickly with a good game or 2.
Only difference is a few more teams snuck in there and took some of your ranking spots away.
My advice, not that I'm qualified to give it really is…take anything over 120 as your VC score.
Cheers bud good luck.

    Holty01 · 02/06/2019 at 22:49

    Cheers mate. All advice welcome. All that didn’t have Sloane jumped ahead of me that hurt. Rd 12 bye was sorted with 21 on field. Now with Whitfield, Hore, Sloane, Hurn possible outs, might need to make a trade.

      Russty_ · 02/06/2019 at 22:53

      The bye rounds is where you can really make up ground on the ones who haven't planned so well, so hope you have.
      Do what ya need to do mate, you're actually better off overall compared to the overall leader than you were last week so nothing lost this week.

AuroraBorealis?! · 02/06/2019 at 22:09

2070 with Rockliff and Crouch out and 2 donuts. Was ranked 2900th after round 8, have plummeted to 21k after the last three rounds, it has been a ROUGH time

    Ned_Starkers · 02/06/2019 at 22:19

    I pulled a 2,373 this week to reverse the sliding from top 1,500 two weeks ago so it can change in a week. But now the byes 🙁

      AuroraBorealis?! · 02/06/2019 at 22:30

      Hopefully i can pull something like that out in the next couple of weeks, i've got a pretty good bye strategy sorted

TOPHAWK1 · 02/06/2019 at 22:20

The Tophawks stun Finnius tonight in the GNR league. Respect Fion. You are the benchmark mate. Happy to finally have a peg in the ground against you. Cheers mate. TH

    neil demons delight · 03/06/2019 at 12:26

    Only 2 pts toppa ,hate to see you when you win by 100 lol still Finn is a good scalp I beat Holty in A GRADERS and am like a peacock ,What it's about bud ,enjoy it ,see you in the finals NDD

JugHead · 03/06/2019 at 10:53

How do we rate Garner's chances of holding his spot after the Doggies bye? He could be a useful swingman during bye trading.

    JugHead · 03/06/2019 at 10:54

    *Gardner

allmobitools · 13/07/2019 at 16:27

nice one post

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