SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 11

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. 

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  1. TommyC99 says:

    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 says:

      If you can cover Scrim give Crouch the flick.

      • Brn says:

        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.

  2. Maverick_ says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

        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 says:

          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

  3. MidPricer says:

    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 says:

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

      • Maverick_ says:

        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

  4. TelescopicCox says:

    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 says:

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

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      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 says:

        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

  5. Trades says:

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

  6. Scott Wright says:

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

  7. Stupid Coach says:

    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.

  8. Worpedo says:

    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 says:

      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

  9. James says:

    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 says:

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

      • James says:

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

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

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

        Trade of the season so far for me …

  10. FCAbel says:

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

    • Libba says:

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

      • FCAbel says:

        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 🤔

  11. Turtle says:

    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.

  12. Dash says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      Anyone else got some advice out there?

  13. BradleyTC99 says:

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

  14. chuck_a_spekky says:

    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!

  15. Bubz says:

    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).

  16. Still tryin says:

    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

  17. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    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…

  18. Corka says:

    Baker or Bewley?

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

  19. KSinny says:

    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)

  20. Streety34 says:

    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)

  21. ojs says:

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

  22. Bells says:

    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

  23. Dan says:

    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.

  24. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Drew didnt make the cut. 😪

  25. Dash says:

    Does anyone have Balta tonight. Loophole or play on field

  26. TommyC99 says:

    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 says:

      Sensible smensible tommyc

      I brought him in last week!

      Sometimes just say WTF and take a risk …

      • TommyC99 says:

        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 says:

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

    • Beezneez says:

      Im waiting till after his bye.

  27. COREYSC says:

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

  28. Libba says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • TommyC99 says:

          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 says:

      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?

    • Rick Grimes says:

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

  29. TommyC99 says:

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

  30. Tommy says:

    Young and setterfield playing, saves me from a doughnut

  31. Russty_ says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      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_ says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

    • Beezneez says:

      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.

  32. Yeahnah says:

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

    • James Sykes says:

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

  33. Tony says:

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

  34. John says:

    Is it worth trading in Gardner?

    • Russty_ says:

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

    • Derek says:

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

    • James Sykes says:

      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.

  35. Bobby Dazzler says:

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

  36. One Touch Wonder says:

    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 says:

      Whitfield is a must get this week.

    • James Sykes says:

      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.

  37. SamuraiPizzaCat says:

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

    • redherringfc says:

      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 🥔.

  38. Scarpi says:

    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 says:

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

    • James Sykes says:

      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?

  39. Sam_01 says:

    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

  40. Steeeve says:

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

    • Brn says:

      Highly doubtful mate

    • redherringfc says:

      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.

  41. James Sykes says:

    so grundy or JKelly VC tomorrow….

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

    • Brn says:

      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

  42. Nathan says:

    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.

  43. Matt says:

    Time to move bailey Scott on?

    To a baker or bewley

    • Libba says:

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

    • redherringfc says:

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

  44. KSinny says:

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

  45. redherringfc says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

  46. Maverick_ says:

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

  47. BadgerHoney7 says:

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

    • Holty01 says:

      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

  48. hedski says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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_ says:

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

  49. Holty01 says:

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

  50. KSinny says:

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

  51. Defying_Madness says:

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

  52. iLoveNMFC says:

    Stack to Stewart? Quick!

  53. Ja191 says:

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

  54. cash_cows says:

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

  55. Hazey says:

    Fiorini…. Can he keep it up?

  56. Russty_ says:

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

    • COREYSC says:

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

      • Holty01 says:

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

    • Ja191 says:

      he's jake lloyd'ing it hard right now

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      put him in this week, never been so happy.

    • TelescopicCox says:

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

    • Rick Grimes says:

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

    • Twilightingale says:

      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

  57. Lazza says:

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

  58. COREYSC says:

    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

  59. Russty_ says:

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

    • Rocksta_ says:

      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_ says:

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

  60. Maverick_ says:

    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_ says:

      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

  61. hedski says:

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

  62. Pman says:

    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..

  63. JEL says:

    Glad I held Stack this week.

    • Holty01 says:

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

      • Beezneez says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

        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

  64. Holty01 says:

    Baker. 🤗

  65. Dash says:

    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_ says:

      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 says:

        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_ says:

          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

  66. Tiger says:

    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.

  67. Dave says:

    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??

  68. The Bont says:

    I have 20 trades lets with 10k in the bank

    1)Constable to O.Baker

    2)Save my trades

    • Stupid Coach says:

      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 says:

        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.

  69. Davo says:

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

    • Holty01 says:

      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 says:

      Adelaide news report last night expecting Crouch back next week.

    • Davo says:

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

  70. RealDealNeale says:

    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 says:

      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

  71. Stupid Coach says:

    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.

  72. TelescopicCox says:

    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

  73. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

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

        • Russty_ says:

          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!

  74. The unsullied says:

    Are the teams finalized for the Gws game?

  75. The unsullied says:

    Ok thanks.

  76. Justin says:

    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.

  77. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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_ says:

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

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        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 says:

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

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            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.

        • Russty_ says:

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

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

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

  78. Holty01 says:

    I hope no one traded Cogs.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

    • Derek says:

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

      • Russty_ says:

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

        • Derek says:

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

          • Russty_ says:

            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 says:

      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 says:

      Nope.
      Traded Williams to Whitfield tho…….

    • JEL says:

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

    • Beezneez says:

      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.

  79. Holty01 says:

    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_ says:

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

  80. James Sykes says:

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

    me now: oh!

  81. Russty_ says:

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

  82. TelescopicCox says:

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

  83. Holty01 says:

    Whitfield. Anyone see what happened? Collarbone?

  84. BadgerHoney7 says:

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

  85. Libba says:

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

  86. The Lost Boys says:

    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_ says:

      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 says:

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

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      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.

    • Stupid Coach says:

      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.

  87. Damo says:

    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

  88. Russty_ says:

    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 says:

      Heeney is a fraud. Absolute muppet.

      • Russty_ says:

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

    • Dan says:

      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_ says:

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

        • Dan says:

          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).

  89. Shake_n_bake says:

    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_ says:

      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 says:

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

    • Freo doing ok shake,especially with hogan being so poor

  90. Derek says:

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

  91. TelescopicCox says:

    Marty Hore late out!!

    Hore to sicily
    Or
    Lockhart to Gardner

    to avoid a donut

  92. KSinny says:

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

  93. COREYSC says:

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

  94. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    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.

  95. TommyC99 says:

    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

  96. Russty_ says:

    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.

  97. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    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

  98. COREYSC says:

    Take Grundy VC? or go with Gawn as skipper?

  99. Holty01 says:

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

    • s c tragic says:

      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

    • TommyC99 says:

      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_ says:

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

      • Holty01 says:

        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 says:

          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

  100. Russty_ says:

    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.

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

    • hedski says:

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

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      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

  101. Holty01 says:

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

  102. KSinny says:

    Nice now Sloane done with 37

  103. Big G says:

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

  104. COREYSC says:

    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!

  105. Russty_ says:

    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 says:

      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

  106. HarryH76 says:

    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_ says:

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

      • COREYSC says:

        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 says:

        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

  107. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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!!!

  108. TommyC99 says:

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

  109. Dicko says:

    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 says:

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

  110. Holty01 says:

    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?

    • 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 says:

      Just happy I tipped the Crows Holty.

    • COREYSC says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          Simon badloss**

        • COREYSC says:

          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 says:

            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.

  111. Sam_01 says:

    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

  112. hedski says:

    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 says:

      Yeah I’d do the same hedski

      • Beezneez says:

        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.

  113. Sam_01 says:

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

    • Dan says:

      Oh no! Good point!

    • Great fact hunt says:

      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.

  114. Holty01 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • JohnDJ59 says:

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

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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_ says:

      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 says:

      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

    • Maverick_ says:

      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 says:

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

    • silversovereign says:

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

  115. Iamme says:

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

  116. KSinny says:

    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 says:

      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

  117. Shake_n_bake says:

    🔴⚪️🏆🍻💪

  118. BadgerHoney7 says:

    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 says:

      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

  119. SC_Donkey says:

    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 says:

      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

  120. Training Cray says:

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

  121. Libba says:

    Robbie young is worse than early season Balta…

    • No idea says:

      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

  122. Russty_ says:

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

  123. Ja191 says:

    Thanks merrett

  124. Rocksta_ says:

    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!

  125. Sam_01 says:

    Gee duursma giving us a lovely cash spike!

  126. James says:

    Cripps is getting points today for breathing

    • Rocksta_ says:

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

      • Rocksta_ says:

        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?

  127. Holty01 says:

    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.

  128. Holty01 says:

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

    • Sam_01 says:

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

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

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      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 says:

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

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          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 says:

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

  129. Holty01 says:

    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

  130. Willymack1234 says:

    Get Hurn off the bloody bench!

  131. Holty01 says:

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

  132. KSinny says:

    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 says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

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

    • lc14 says:

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

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

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

    • Sam_01 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • hedski says:

      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.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      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_ says:

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

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          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_ says:

            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.

  133. s c tragic says:

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

  134. s c tragic says:

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

  135. Fearthebeard says:

    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???

  136. Notorious says:

    Pretty happy with 2414 with Crouch and Williams not playing

  137. 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

  138. Tommo09 says:

    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 says:

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

  139. Steeeve says:

    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??

  140. Big G says:

    Communities thoughts on Ben Cunningham?

  141. Big G says:

    Cunnington

  142. dontblushbaby says:

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

  143. Russty_ says:

    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 says:

      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_ says:

        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.

  144. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    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 says:

      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?! says:

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

  145. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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

    • 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

  146. JugHead says:

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

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