SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 12

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THEY’RE HERE!

It’s not just us SuperCoaches freaking out about this three-week period. Brendon Bolton has joined Brad Scott on the coaching scrap heap for 2019. Lek was down at Princes Park immediately for crisis talks with the powers of the club. He shared his presentation for the vacant coaching position with the JR Crew in the group chat Tuesday morning and despite wanting to enforce mandatory sleeve’s on match day and every player must have luscious 70’s pornstar mo’s before being considered for selection the Blues decided not to be pioneers in coaching for 2020. Weak. 

Coaching genius!

Back to the footy. With most being able to field a full 22 players this week it’s an opportunity to be aggressive with your trading. Don’t @ me if I’m wrong but guys like Bewley and Gardner have pretty strong job security I reckon. A sneaky downgrade or two to build cash now could allow for a triple upgrade next week.

Along with his usual captain’s article, the byes call for a voice of reason and Damo was that voice of reason on the podcast this week. Barron has crammed more information than you can poke a rookie sized stick at in Around the Grounds. Matty has given a change up to the cheat sheet this week, looking at your best round 14 options if you find you need to make your team a bit more even. 

The News

Before I get into the teams, a few quick bye round FAQ’s.

  • Your best scoring on field 18 players make up your score. So if, for example, you have all 6 forwards available and a F7 emergency, that F7 won’t count towards your score (unless one of those forward is a late out).
  • You can use players that are on their bye as captains loopholes as they will be locked out at the end of the round.
  • You will have three trades per week that will not rollover. For example, if you only use two in round 12 you will not have four the next week.

Okay, here we go. Richmond are decimated on the injury front. Brendon Ellis and David Astbury join an already lengthy injury list. Their pain is our gain however, with Patrick Naish (DEF – 123.9k) making his debut. Shai Bolton has been dropped. Geelong have recalled Gary Ablett after his week off after a busy fortnight of elbowing people.

Carlton have made four changes for David Teague’s first match at the helm. Kade Simpson and Dale Thomas are amongst the ins. Liam Stocker is one of the outs. At Brisbane I have no idea who Jacob Allison is but he replaces Ben Keays. Some pretty uninspiring changes in what will probably be an uninspiring game between Gold Coast and North Melbourne. A few have Jack Bowes as a POD (why?), he will miss this week with injury. Let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief for Rory Sloane, who is right to go this week. Matt Crouch has also been named and he should just not move between now and game day in case he injures himself. Bryce Gibbs has again been omitted. GWS actually doing what they said they would is both amazing and suspicious, Zac Williams is in for the injured Lachie Whitfield.   

Only one Sunday game makes me sad. Darcy Cameron (RUC – 135.7k), Ryley Stoddart (FWD – 136.8k), and James Rose (FWD – 165k) come into the squad for Sydney, along with James Rowbottom. He is not on the bubble but still affordable at 131k. As expected, Shannon Hurn will miss for West Coast, Josh Rotham (DEF – 123.9k) is in the squad and averages 77 from his two games earlier in the year. A word of caution however, Jackson Nelson has also been named. Jarrod Cameron (MID/FWD – 117.3k) could make his debut. 

On Monday’s celebration for Queen Lizzie’s big day that isn’t her actual real birthday. Pre-season buzz boy Isaac Quaynor (DEF – 153.3k) is in the squad for Collingwood. Dayne Beams is again out with injury. Marty Hore has been named on field for the Dees in positive signs. Steven May and Jake Lever will play their first game together for the club. 

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

For 87,000 of us, finding a replacement for Lachie Whitfield is at the top of the ‘to-do’ list this week. You might be able to get away with holding him this week and trading him to Luke Ryan (523k) or James Sicily (491k) once they’ve come off their byes. If you’re keen to move him on this week and keep your bye structures in place then a trade to Rory Laird is probably your safest bet. At 504k, he’s not the Laird of 2018 that was smashing out hundreds for fun, that said, he hasn’t dropped below 84 so far this year.

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

Huge game tonight between the Tigers and the Cats at the G. Richmond was embarrassed last week week against the Roos at Marvel, but if you’ve listened to 5 minutes of Channel 7 commentary during a Richmond game this year you’ll know how good their recent record is on the hallowed turf.

There’s a clear winner in the world of fantasy however, with Geelong being 5th in total points this year and 15th in total conceded, compared to Richmond’s 15th in total points scored and 3rd in total conceded. Keep that in mind when you build your lineups. 

RUC

If you want to fit in the Geelong midfield studs tonight you’re probably not looking too hard at Rhys Stanley (11.3k). Ivan Soldo (8.4k) has had 10 tackles in his two games but won’t give you much in terms of possessions. Noah Balta (7.8k) has played at his best at the MCG, his last two there are 82 and 79. However, Draftstars have changed him to a ruck only which lessens his appeal somewhat. Richmond flat out suck against tall marking targets and with David Astbury out there’s no obvious matchup for Esava Ratugolea (5.9k).

DEF

This is a hard position to pick tonight as both sides are bottom 3 in conceding points to the opposition number 1 defender over the past month. However, we’ve still got some studs on offer. Bachar Houli (14.5k) is averaging a ridiculous 132 over his past 3. Tallying 38, 37, and 35 touches in those games. Mitch Duncan (MID / 15.4k) has defender status and averages a lazy 119 over his past 6. If you’re paying up, I prefer Houli. Tom Stewart (13.3k) is a safe floor of 80 but there isn’t any value in him. Sydney Stack (10.1k) is at an awkward price but looks very composed the ball in his hands.

If you wanted to avoid the studs all together then Jordan Clark (8.2k) is your first value pick. That 27 two weeks ago has kept his price down despite games of 77, 84, and 95 in the past month. Patrick Naish (5k) debuts tonight at minimum price. He has averaged 26 disposals (19 kicks) and 4 marks in 8 VFL games this season.    

FWD

As mentioned in the rucks, tall forwards = Richmond’s kryptonite. Tom Hawkins (11.2k) has kicked 16 goals in his past 4 games without really lighting things up in the Draftstars column. I’m predicting a physically hard game tonight; in games where Liam Baker (9.9k) records at least 5 tackles he has scored 82, 96, 112, and 90. Tom Atkins (7.3k) is in the same boat. The ‘G has been a happy hunting ground for Gary Ablett (12.9k), who returns tonight. Forward eligible midfielders Tim Kelly (14.7k) and Patrick Dangerfield (14.5k) are also in play. Dusty (MID / 13.3k) will need to be switched on if the Tigers have any chance for this one. 

MID

If you couldn’t stuff Danger, Kelly, or Dusty up forward chuck them in here. Jack Graham (9.8k) returns tonight and he’s the only member of the under 10k club that I’m interested in. He’ll be under instructions to tackle anything that moves so I like his floor. Trent Cotchin (10.7k) would’ve been better for the run last week but it’s hard to trust him yet. Cam Guthrie (10.9k) is another member of the ‘if he tackles, he’ll score well’ brigade and has been named on the ball tonight. Good luck!


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Charles

For my last midi field spot should I Trade in josh kelly now at probs peak price, or get Cunnington and have the 100k spare?

SC_Kev7

To complete your mids you need JK mate. Superstar!

GreendaleFC

Depends how much cash you have and if your forwards/backs/rucks need much improvement. If you are mostly premium already bring in Kelly, otherwise I'd get Cunners and look to get full premo a little earlier.

Rick Grimes

Kelly is feckin expensive. Yes he's worth it but by golly it's a big outlay.

Swoosh111

I have Goldy, Mummy and O'Brien as my ruck trio. All three share the same byes and even play against each other..

Mummy is likely to drop $ bigtime so I am wondering whether to park O'Brien on the field and trade out Mummy for the $ to be used on Grundy/Gawn in round 14. (no point this round as they are opposing each other).

Thoughts from the community would be hugely welcomed

SC_Kev7

Like it. You'll need a plan to get those guys in, especially if ROB doesn't hold his spot when Sauce is available again

Swoosh111

The lack of decent forward/mid downgrade options this week is leading to consider Z.Clarke (bye) as a downgrade.

Does anyone have advice for or against this or any better options for a downgrade?

Dash

18 Trades – 18K
Laird, Sicily, Whitfield, Duursma, Clark, Answerth, (Burgess, Marsh)
Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Neale, Libba, Walsh, Heeney, Atkins, (O Baker, Scott, Setterfield)
Gawn, Grundy, (Bines)
Boak, T Kelly, Dunkley, Danger, J Cameron, Balta (Parker, Corbett)

Whitfield > Houli or Lloyd?
Should I trade another rookie in? Options? or Just use the 1 trade this week and hold.

SC_Kev7

Figure out who suits you better. If not bothering with byes then go Lloyd

Dash

Anyone else got some trade advice on my team?

Wedge

Don't do any trades because it's first week of byes.

MidPricer

Whitfield to J Kelly via Duursma swing. Kelly at top price but with the Whitfield injury I have the cash to get him…may not in the future… every cloud has a silver lining… it just hurts when you got Whitfield in last week.

TommyC99

I'm having to trade Whtfield this week with an eye towards next week. Who i bring in has to play this week as i have 17 currently.
How many of these blokes do you reckon will play next week? Obviously a week is a long time in footy but how many of these that play will determine whether i bring in Lloyd or Cunnington. (much prefer Lloyd)

Burgess, Stocker, Young

So i currently have 13 who SHOULD play next week (doesn't include the 3 above). Next week im looking at bringing in Sicily, Gardner and Bont so i'd only need 2 of those 3 rookies above to play and i should get to 18. Stocker was playing well so you'd think hes straight back. I haven't been watcing Burgess play but hes survived 2 weeks in a row so he might play, but i really can't see Young holding his spot.

Thoughts guys? Cunnington does look the goods but my last 3 spots on targetting Bont, Treloar and one of Neale/Jkelly, so Cunnington throws a spanner in the works of that plan, but at the same time he is convenient for the byes.

TommyC99

So im trading whitfield out with an eye to next week as well. At this stage i have 17 this week and 13 guaranteed starters next week. What are you thoughts on the likelyhood of these guys playing?

Burgess, Stocker, Young

Next week im looking at bringing in Sicily, Bont and Gardner which takes the total to 16 before those rookies. Would you bring in Cunnington for bye structure, but he ruins my end team plans (had treloar, Bont and Neale taking my last 3 spots) or just go for who i need which is Lloyd and bank on 2 of the above rookies to get picked next week?

KSinny

Who should I trade Whitfield to? Can't use dpp so has to be a defender. If i get someone who has there bye this week I'll only have 17 playing if Sloane is a late out and if I trade someone in with there bye next week I'll be down a few men. Thinking Houli atm. Thought?

Rick Grimes

He's on fire. Comes with a burn warning, but looks a different proposition tho s year. Good trade.

hedski

I'm 95% locked on Tommy Stewart and stuff next week Skinny.

Stupid Coach

Love your work Kev. My main dilemma is whether to trade out Whitefield and whether to use two or three trades. Playing for league wins (currently 12th, 7th, 3rd). Bye rounds currently looking like this – 17, 18 and 18.

Option 1: Lockhart to Baker (Melb) and Rozee to Cameron or Zeibel. Gives me 19 on the field and leaves me with 16 trades.

Option 2: Lockhart to Baker (Melb), Rozee to Cameron or Zeibel and Whitfield to Lloyd or Houli. Gives me 20 on the field and leaves me with 15 trades.

Leaning towards Option 1 to preserve trades but Option 2 is awfully tempting.

Thoughts?

Lekdog

I like option 2 yolo!

Stupid Coach

Thanks Lekdog. I am now thinking of keeping Whitfield until his Round 14 bye and bring Lloyd in after his Round 13 bye and saving a trade or should I just bring in Houli.

Lekdog

If you think you can win with 17 then I would hold off and save the trade

Stupid Coach

I was still thinking of making two trades (just not the third) which would give me 19 on the field.

Lekdog

Beautiful

SteamHam1

Would it be worth trading Whitfield to Lloyd?

Lekdog

I don't hate it but you know you're gonna miss Lloyd for at least one of the next couple of games 🙂

Libba

If you can field 18 players in round 13, I'd make the trade

Lekdog

Can't believe the Blues won't move into the 21st century and enforce mandatory moustaches…madness.

Libba

Lek, Don't forget about introducing the long sleeves for every player

Russty_

Baaum chicka wow wowww could be the new Blues Song?…lol

Swoosh111

Hasn't worked for Joe Daniher, nor Tex nor Hibberd.
I'd leave well enough alone.

Cliffy

I know this is probably a stretch to ask, but up to how long could Stocker be out for with his foot injury? No updated injury reports for me to refer to…

Lekdog

Can't find anything either, likely comes back after the bye

Cliffy

Also thoughts on these DG trades for this week:

Scott – Bewley
Parker – Gardner

Will take me down to 18 trades and I'll have $225,500 to turn a Rd 13 bye player easily into a Rd 12 premo next week (like Hore for instance).

Also my team as it currently stands (will just be able to field 18 when it originally was going to be 20 before Hurn and Stocker went out unfortunately):

D: Hurn*, Laird, Smith, Williams, Hore, Clark (Duursma*, Young)
M: Neale, Fyfe*, Cripps, Oliver, M.Crouch, Walsh, Gibbons, Answerth, (Macrae*, Stocker*, Scott*)
R: Grundy, Gawn
F: Dangerfield, Kelly, Heeney, Petruccelle, Dunkley*, Boak* (Parker*, Young*)

Cliffy

* – either injured, not selected to play, or has the bye this round, just for everyone's reference.

Shake_n_bake

Yeo out

Russty_

Wow they're dropping like flies lately.

Lazza

makes me feel a lot better Shake.. used one of those corrective trades in R3 to cast him out …. was really kicking myself .. till now … 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nearly brought him in ladt week…

Phew

Swans2012

I did 😬

Swans2012

Are we sure he’s out?

Cliffy

Oh also, would anyone be tempted by Rotham should he get his 3rd game this week, since he's still on the bubble? Just interested to know in general.

Lekdog

Tempted yes, despite knowing it's a terrible idea to pick him

Libba

Rotham is in and could go out after the bye for Hurn… I'm hoping he stays in

John

If you had to trade in one, who would you trade in out of Gardner, Bewley or Rotham (if he's named)?

Libba

They all have shaky job security… Tread with caution

John

Is it worth trading in Rotham just for that bit of cash he'll gain?

Russty_

Could be a donut for the rest of the season after this week.

Russty_

If I had to it'd be Gardner, he started really well in his first game but didn't get many points for what he did.
Looks a good player though and would've scored better if he'd just held onto a few more marks.

Troy

Aish?

James

VC Danger or Kelly (Kelly is a unque for me) ?

Libba

If you want to play it safe id go danger, but if you want to risk it go t.kelly… if the VC fails you can always hope you put the right captaincy

Joey

Rotham finally named but is He only going to cover hurn the 1 week then dropped though? I have Rozee with a BE of 99 to trade and to have 20 onfield

Russty_

Possibly, the other 2 games he played were only to cover for outs.

The Ranger

Think I'm settled on Whitfield, Libba and Balta OUT Heater, Hawkins and Gardner IN
Hoping Heater will get a bump from Whitfield being out.
Leaves me 222K for further upgrades next week.

Derek

heater is going along ok. better choice than Rich

The Ranger

GWS have a great run home too Derek, I figure he'll av at least 90 but could push that up toward 100 if I'm lucky.

hedski

Nice Ranger.
I am thinking Whitfield, Lockhart and Parker out for Stewart, Tomahawk in.
The third in (rookie) I'm not sure whether to go a $102k mid/fwd link/looper or just get Bewley.
I think it might be smarter to leave Bewley to next week when he is hopefully named or I could end up with another B.Scott useless non DPP pleb on my bench.
Thoughts? Go Cats.

The Ranger

Yeah Bewley is on the list for next week for me.
I figure even if Gardner spuds up (and the way my season has gone so far it's pretty much guaranteed) I can at least swing him about as an F/D 8.

hedski

Against my better judgement I got Gardener in last week.
I really need to open a mid/fwd link so thinking a cheap Patsy could be the go.

The Ranger

Mosquito might get a gig at some point.

hedski

Gonna need all the cash I can get to make the upgrades so a $102k might be better.
Season is shot so I might as well go all out

The Ranger

Leks boy Matthew Owies then, there were rumours he might play.
Or look at the fixture and pick one that has a load of late games.

Already thinking about my 2020 picks, that's how bad my season is!

hedski

Riach from the Eagles looks the goods.

The Ranger

Rumours that Hately might be a late in for Toby Greene.

hedski

Stuff it I'm locked and loaded

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I gonna see how naish goes tonight.
If goes ok gonna trade in Gardner in def.
Then next week drew to naish via dpp to get cash for premo splurge.
If naish spuds will look at Roth.

Yo0

Dear Community I need some help 16 trades Left and 43k in the bank not sure what to do.

DEF:LIoyd,Whitfield, Smith, Hore,Clark, Duursma (Burgess,Answerth)

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

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (O'brien)

FWD: Dunkley, Boak, Dangerfield, Heeney,Pretruccelle, Parker (Young, Bines)

TommyC99

Trade Lloyd or T Kelly?

Dan

I just saw on Twitter that Toby Greene is in doubt. If Hately were to be a late in would you bring him into your side? Or is his j/s too risky?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ripping question

Reckon jump on if a late in if u want a cash injection

Blue

When will we know

Longy

I will be getting him in if he plays. The money he makes by only playing one game will far outweigh the money some of these other spud rookies are going to make for the rest of the season.

Joey

Bailey Scott to rotham or Gardner?

I’ve had a gutful from bailey and hasn’t even looked good in the 2s so Is it a good move to move him on with having made 50thousand and low BE but low chance of playing

Blue

how would you do the trades?

Joey

By DPP?
Bailey out swing answerth in to the middle and grab Gardner or rotham

Troy

Cunnington or Gaff for M8? I preffered Cunners until i saw his run home and lack of games at Marvel?

NoLanguage96

Doesn't matter where he plays mate Cunners is a machine

Finnius

I went Cunnington, but he also suited my bye structure better than Gaff. Good POD, low floor and has shown ceiling. Also plays Gold Coast today!

hedski

I noticed you got him in Fin, I play you twice this week.
Good luck mate 👍

Finnius

Cheers hedski you too :))

NoLanguage96

Good week to bring him in!

KSinny

Lockhart to Rotham this week or wait till next week and get Gardner if he's named?

NoLanguage96

I'm waiting, Rotham will be straight out again

TelescopicCox

Who would you bring in to avoid a donut?

Rotham, Naish or hope for Hately

Nathan

I've been stuck with Ben McCay from North all season. Should I ditch him this week, while I've got a few spare trades or hold on to him for the rest of the year. Was thinking of going to Rotham. I'm on 19 trades

Stacky23

Def Hurn,Whitfield,Williams,Crisp,Hore,Duursma, (Clark,Answert)
Mid Kelly,Cripps,Macrae,Yeo,Crouch,Coniglio,Libba,Stack (Hayes,Stocker,Setterfield)
Ruc Gawn,Grundy (O'brien)
Fwd Kelly,Danger,Daniel,Heeney,Balta,Parker (Young,Burgess)

Thinking OUT: Whitfield Hayes and O'brien, IN: Milera Gardner and Bines
Gives me 600k to go clark and either Hore or Answerth to Dunkley and Fyfe
Good trades or planning to far ahead (20 trades left)

Dan

They sound like good trades to me. Dunkley and Fyfe seem like must have’s.

The Ranger

Good trades Stacky

Dash

Whitfield to Lloyd would be great except for his bye.
Houli tempting, Z Williams, H Shaw, K Simpson?

KSinny

I'm going Houli instead of Lloyd for the same reason

Oliver

Does anyone remember what time the Monday teams are usually finalized?

hedski

I'd say 5pm Saturday Ollie.

Gainsy

Whitfield, menegola, stocker out.
Simpson, j.cameron, t.lynch in.
….because… why not

TommyC99

Hayes to Rotham (gives me 19)

Or

Hayes To bewley (will still have 18)

The Ranger

Bewley for mine Tommy.

Russty_

Jeez this Naish guy's looking all right, wonder if it's just a first game adrenaline score.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Been smashing it in the vfl

Ja191

had to go early on naish, keep going son

Russty_

Might work out very nicely for you JA

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez the hairy cat is a rippa!

hedski

Little bloody gun Trig, love him.
Cats starting to put the foot down after a crap first QTR.

Russty_

Tipped Cats by 25, maybe should've made it 45?

hedski

I went 27 👍

Russty_

Dammit should've made it 75 hahahahha

hedski

125?

Russty_

Bet you felt like rage trading him after his last few weeks Trig…looking better this week 🙂

AuroraBorealis?!

Really gonna need you to lift houli

Russty_

Not bad in the end AB…salvaged a score after a 34 point first half.

Russty_

Balta's back to being…Balta, Houli dooly starting to get going, I'd be worried if I brought him in this week though.

hedski

Jeez Clark might not even make his be, what is it around 16?

Russty_

13 Hed…has to have a better second half surely.

hedski

Hopefully trade him to Siciflog nek week

Russty_

Looks like it'll be a contest out of who'll get the less shit score between Balta and Burgess in my team this week.
I have all the gun rookies in my team.

Daniel

Thoughts on trading Whitfield out for Daniel Rich, seems to score well in Lions wins and has a decent fixture for the rest of the year, would mean my final defence upgrade will be either hurn or whitfield when he returns, or do I hold whitfield? Already have Lloyd/Laird/Williams/Sicily and B.Smith

Russty_

I'd prefer Andrews over Rich, more of a pod and kills it when he gets into form.

Swans2012

I’m keen on rich

AuroraBorealis?!

I thought Geelong winning with a margin of 1-39 at $2 was pretty good odds, apparently not? The cats are on a rampage

Russty_

In the words of that psychotic mental case, Donald Trump…Balta, you're fired.

TOPHAWK1

And now get the hell out of my office!!!

Russty_

That'll do Danger-pig…that'll do. 🙂

Swans2012

Was thinking the same, nice to lock the Vc away early

Russty_

Hell yeah Swanny…let the other guys sweat on their results.

Derek

Locked in. Grundy and Gawn head 2 head would have made me nervous. Danger did good.

Russty_

Dangerpower Derek!…nice choice.

NoLanguage96

Danger VC too. Finally pick one on a Friday!

Rick Grimes

Samewise. I suspect pretty much all Danger owners have VCd him.

Daz

Looking at a lot of head to heads I see Neale/Cripps into Grundy

NoLanguage96

Not in my leagues. Most going Neale/Kelly/Cripps

Russty_

Wow Tigers not much better than the Blues last week.

Cliffy

Danger VC 🙂

First question to ask, during Byes you just have to stick the C on a Bye player right to claim the double points for VC correct?

And my other question, is Scott – Rotham via Duursma stupid for this week? Scott can’t really crack it back with North anyway…

Cliffy

*back into the North side

Cliffy

Or alternatively could go Scott – Gardner for extra cash generation and for better JS in the long run too?

Derek

Yes. Any bye player for C.

Do you need a player who will play this week to field 18?

Rootham might just get this week and be out of team after bye when Hurn is back. Plenty better options next week

Cliffy

Hi Derek,

No I don't need him to field 18, I just was disgusted with Clark's 24 tonight and thought by using a trade I could cancel that out haha… Maybe it's ill advisable, especially considering just about all my opponents had to play Clark.

Russty_

Rotham's only a fill in Cliffy…this week will be his 3rd game filling in for an injured player.

Cliffy

Yes Russty, so I very much feel it's a wasted trade for me, a poor score is easier to swallow than a wasted trade down the line.

JugHead

Whew. Gave Balta the hip and shoulder just in time.

Russty_

It's a freakin miracle he even ever reached 300 grand…Sell !!!!……………..!!!!!!!!!!……….

………………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention….!!!!!!!!!!! ?

TOPHAWK1

Sell sell sell!!!! That Balta fraud is getting punted next week with Clark. Happy to take $315K and $290K for their sorry ars-es.

hedski

Honestly think Clark deserved more than 24 points for that game, did a few good things.

Big G

Agree. Sometimes I wonder what is going on with CD.

TommyC99

Whos more likely to finish top 10 mid out of Bont and Cunnington? Only have room in my midfield for one of them. If get cunnington i have 18 this week, if i get Bont, i play with 17. I think Bont is a more exciting pick due to his ceiling but cunnington is far more reliable and is bye friendly. I still notice Cunners doesnt score particularly amazing in losses, and he has GWS, Pies, eagles, cats and lions in the run home.

Which one guys?

Big G

Toss of a coin but I would say you are spot on with your analysis: Bont more likely to go big, but can throw in the odd bad game.

BradleyTC99

Need a bit of help pls community. So after my 3 planned trades next week, i have worked out i will have 17 basically certain starters. And would need just 1 of ROB, Young, Burgess and Stocker to play to get 18, but i wouldn't be surprised if none of them played. Would you cull one of them this week instead of next week to open up a trade if none of those get up? Or should i just wait and hope 1 can get up? If i did the trade this week i'd be bringing in Gardner if that helps!

Malah

Whitfield is a no go, this is fix <img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

Big G

I thought clark deserved more than 24 sc points.

Rick Grimes

One bonus of bye round is I won't be stuck with that putrid Clark score (I hope). Has been an interesting ride Jordan, but pack your bags.

TOPHAWK1

Could not agree more Rick. Clark and Balta both on my bench last night. Those two shit stains will be sent packing next week. 24 SC and 29 SC respectively. Absolutely putrid.

Shake_n_bake

Hatley l think will come in.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Shake. What makes you think that?

Leonard

has a calf problem Cameron indicated possable will miss on sen

TOPHAWK1

Who has a calf problem?

Mick

Tobias Greene

Leonard

GWS greene

Shake_n_bake

It’s the mail coming out of GWS.

Leonard

possibly

Wedge

Possibli

Leonard

LOL POSSIBLE OR POSSIBLY

COREYSC

When will we know I was thinking downgrading Walsh to Hatley

Leonard

usually approx 1 hour pre game

COREYSC

I guess I’ll Trade Hayes to Hatley if Hatley plays instead

Finnius

hope you held Walsh mate. Scoring players over non-scorers every day of the week.

COREYSC

I held Walsh! Good decision!

RealDealNeale

Would 4 trades left be too little at "full premium"? Below are my bye premo trade in plans I'm toying with

Opt 1 – Fyfe / Lloyd / Sicily in during the bye (only 8 trades post byes to upgrade to full premo)
Opt 2 – Andrews / Macrae / Blakeley (10 trades post byes to upgrade to full premo)

RealDealNeale

Opt 3 – Milera / Fyfe / Blakely (10 trades)

JugHead

Dusty has teased this year. He was on 49pts at quarter time, then couldnt ton up. Bringing him in could be a great move. Or he could just get mid pricer scores for the rest of the season. Ive nearly brought him in 3 times this year. But I dont have the cohones when I see him go missing for big chunks of the game.

COREYSC

Dusty injured his lower back and spent time on the bench getting it treated for most of the third quarter

Derek

I started the year with him thinking he was a bargain, traded him out when he was suspended.

Bought him back this week.

Was very happy at quarter time, but the tigers were belted after that and he did ok to get to 100.

I like how they have their last 8 matches at the MCG. They usually play very well there.

JugHead

Didn't know he was injured. Yep, there is plenty of upside and his average is improving. If he builds his scoring toward Sept he is a bargain. But if you think he averages 90-95 from here on (I think he is better than that), there are plenty of other choices.

TOPHAWK1

I hear ya Jughead. I reversed my Dusty trade 4 minutes before the bounce last night. At 1/4 time I was crying as he was flying. In the end Dusty disappointed again. Relieved I held off. Trying to pull back 2 trades after punting Whitfield for Gawn. DPP

JEL

Dusty teases every year, apart from 2017. That was the only year he averaged more than 110 (his avg was 119).
There are currently a heap of players with a better average and who are cheaper to choose from.

Derek

Who?

JEL

Rocky, B Crouch, Heppell, Higgins, Walters, Fiorini, Hooper, M Crouch, Shiel, Henderson, Danger, Cogs

Dash

Stuck with Balta and Clark last night.
Grabbed Houli for Whitfield which turned out okay I guess.
Rotham a nephew Hately are interesting.
Would Hately be better to trade in if named?
I'm not sure who I can offload now. B Scott, Corbett, Burgess?
I hope those Gold Coast players get more than 24 and 29.

Dash

*Rotham and Hately I meant 😉

Tommo09

What is a good score for bye weeks?

silversovereign

I’d say anything over 1950-2000

JugHead

Personally, I'm rapt with 1800+. But I want it for all 3 weeks. My planning is not to tank one of the weeks, so I rarely get a really good bye week score. Rank and leagues players wil have slightly different approaches, but I look more at what I can average across the three weeks.

TOPHAWK1

1850 to 1900 consistently over the 3 bye rounds. If you can average around those scores across all 3 rounds you are flying. Can't afford to tank as it craters you down the rankings.

Holty01

Agreed Hawk. Have you in the A Graders this week mate. Your team is looking good. Seems it’s missed a lot of the carnage this week.

TOPHAWK1

Thanks Holty. I am slowly getting my team in order. It's been real tough with Whitfield not once but twice this season. Switching him for Gawn via all those DPP moves was a bit of luck I really needed. Having Balta and Clark on the bench was a bit freaky on my part, but I'll take it! I remember when you had that amazing round about 3 weeks ago when all your rooks just tonned up on field. Atkins 115SC. You gotta ride your good fortune in this caper mate. Looking forward to a big battle in A graders mate! Will be a ripper.💪

Derek

Ive got Holty in the Rabble and TH in Guns and Rookies. Neither got on Danger VC, will be watching Cripps and Neale very closely.

Derek

Yowsa Neale!! That hurts no-Neale owners

Finnius

Especially in the bye rounds Derek, where every score is proportionally more important because there are less on the field. keep going you good thing!

Finnius

B.E. of 170… hopefully he gets close enough that he won't be super cheap after his bye.

TOPHAWK1

Carlton will beat Brisbane today. It will be their 5th win in 45 games. Tophawk has called it! Get on 'em Lek!<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😂" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f602.svg"&gt;

JugHead

So that mesns Crippa goes big…….hmmmm………. no….Im sticking with Dangers 149…….

TOPHAWK1

Stick with Danger VC mate! You did well. I am probably going VC Cripps into J Kelly.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

That's why we pay you the big bucks hawk!

Gr8 early call. 👏

silversovereign

Picked up a lazy $1200 from a $10 bet on Cripps for most goals!!! One happy bluebagger!!!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Your shout silver

Luv ya work.

silversovereign

Cheers mate 🍺🍺🍺🍺. Good weekend so far. Even burgess is scoring points!!!

Russty_

Nice call mate!…great stuff from the Blues today.

Nifty

Any Hatley news guys?

The unsullied

News is he could be a late in

Catdog

Marty Whore?
Rory Bone?
Cant afford to go down to 16 or 17 this week, should we expect a late out or will they play?

TBone_9

If Hately were to be a late in today, would it even be worth it to trade a Hayes down to him? He may not even play next week and 100% won’t play round 14 when you really need him. Problem is he looks to be a good scorer and if he can just hang in there for a few weeks after this week, he will make enough to justify the trade even if he is dropped again after that. I’m considering it, but if Clarke from Essendon can hold his place he would be the optimal option to bring in to cover the rest of the byes. Hmm tough decisions

Pranav

currently have 19 players and stocker on field. if i put the e on hately will he replace stocker and give me 20 scores to choose from?

hedski

Yeah pretty sure Pranav

Russty_

Blues are showing some good fight here, hope they can get up, would do them a lot of good,..even though I tipped Lions lol

Finnius

great game of footy. Patrick Cripps is a generational footballer.

Russty_

He's a super gun player Finn, imagine if they just had one or two more like him.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

They at least have one more not as beasty but a silk jet in walsh

Russty_

True that mate, Walsh is the real deal, imagine what he'll do in the next 10 years.

The Lost Boys

Is it worth trading Burgess to Rotham, instead of Gardiner, this week? Looking for some cash generation for next week, and not too worried about coverage over the byes. Is there any chance Rotham stays in when Hurn comes back?

Will still have 18 on the field if I trade out Burgess, and I figure his score is pretty much a lock to be lowest so won't be missed.

Finnius

Neale has been completely shut down by curnow this quarter.

Tommo09

Had the C on Cripps from last week and chose Neale over him *sigh*

TOPHAWK1

Crippa!!!! You little beauty!! He's on fire. VC nailed. BANG!

JugHead

C'mon Answorth……see if you can get to 50……

Holty01

This really is a game of seconds. Went to change the vc from Neale to Cripps at the last minute but ticked over to 1:15 just as I was doing it. Thought at half time I was very lucky with Neale on 87. Now just came back home with the family to see Neale not doing much more and Crippa going berserk. Come on Neale, please get to 130.

Shake_n_bake

Cant believe he didn’t have the curnow tag in the 1st half

Holty01

Curnow has only tagged once this year and that was last week against Zerrett. Teague came out during the week and said we would attack so I guess putting Curnow on someone to shut them down would go against what he said. But as a Carlton supporter very happy he came to his senses. As a Neale owner with the vc on him however, not happy.

Derek

You must be happy with Walsh though

AuroraBorealis?!

Not that anybody didn't already know this, but Patrick Cripps is a star

Finnius

Trading Walsh this week hurts. Cripps with the best individual game I have ever seen.

TOPHAWK1

That has to rank as one of the all time great games by any captain. Cripps is a true leader and outstanding captain. That running goal in the last quarter was inspirational. Well done Crippa!!

BadgerHoney7

that running goal was not only inspiration, but extremely impressive. how many players these days do you see take the responsibility to take on a couple, and do it with such ease. hes truly going to be one of the greatest players we've seen in the last decade.

Sam_01

Absolutely robbed if he doesn’t get scaled to 200
Carried his spud of a side across the line

DavidC

Was going to trade Walsh at his bye. Might just keep him now like I did with Kelly last year.

Daz

Was sad trading walsh and him pumping a 141, traded to have 18 next week tho and he was the one with highest B/E to avg in my team, Had 20 this week but so much poo mixed in with monsters, was happy mcrouch repayed the faith.

JEL

There will be some very happy Crippa owners who had the C/VC on him.

TOPHAWK1

OOOOOHHHH YEAHHHH!! Happy chappy here.

Russty_

Good call TH, thought Danger's vc score was good but Cripps smashed it out of the park.

TOPHAWK1

Thanks Russty. Cripps was incredible today. I didnt expect him to pump out a mega score like that but havent nailed many VC's this year so it was great to get one. I am sitting on 800 SC after 5 played. Corbett is dropping a massive turd, Burgess actually doing OK for a change.

Russty_

800 for 5 is massive mate, even with the huge smelly Corbett log…hopefully he gets a few more touches for ya.

KSinny

Was so close to changing from Jelly to him but decided not to ;((((

KSinny

Cripps, Walsh and Gibbons what a game!! Unfortunately Answerth stunk it up 🙁

BadgerHoney7

Thats huge mate, well done. Traded out both Walsh and Gibbons couple of weeks ago. Huge effort

Shake_n_bake

Why didn’t curnow go to Neale in the 1st half?!! They only had 1 good player in that 1st half. was sitting thinking just put curnow to him like they should av done from the 1st bounce

Ja191

Pretty much no sides have put a hard tag on him, amazes me

Holty01

it was the process mate. Do you think Bolton wanted Curnow out of the midfield after being one of their best last 2 years or was it the hierarchy wanting him forward to give all the kids the opportunity in the midfield? First half the same with Curnow up forward. I honestly think at halftime Teague thought stuff the process as he has the opportunity to coach next year if wins permit. Great work however and really hope he keeps Curnow in that midfield and ignores the Carlton hierarchy.
I may well be wrong but as a Carlton supporter, it seems the hierarchy has more influence on game day then the coach

Shake_n_bake

I think your correct Holty. Were you there? To see that 2nd half Cripps put in…wow.

Holty01

No wasn’t there. I will be watching the replay however. Just saw a few score updates during the day.