SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 13

Ahhh, the byes. Don’t you just love ‘em? The ‘easy’ bye week wasn’t so easy for many coaches last week. Relying on 16-20 guys to put up a decent score shouldn’t be so difficult, but it was. I can’t help but feel this is all somehow Patch’s fault… Anyway, our rookies didn’t show up in round 12. Yes we had Walsh and perhaps Gibbons if you held on, but Balta, Jordan Clark, Answerth, Corbett etc all left significant stains on the SuperCoach underpants on the weekend. Even a few of our premiums didn’t come to play, Steven Coniglio’s 64 against the Crows is a massive 143 less than last week, and Brodie Smith decided the time was right to have his worst game of the year. 

Bye week 2: Electric Boogaloo is here and hoo boy, if you thought round 12 was tough then get ready for round 13. Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, and West Coast have the bye this week. That’s 12 of the current top 20 players for points scored this year, which includes four of the top five. In times when we need someone else to stand up, we’ve got 6 teams fresh off their bye ready to stand up and say, “I’m someone else.”

So who do we target? Well the Patch, Lek, and Damo address that in the podcast this week. Barron is on hand as always to cast his experienced eye over how rookies are performing at lower level. Nailing your captain choice is a must during these bye weeks, have a look at Damo’s recommendations here. Lastly, Matty’s cheat sheet focuses on our best post-bye player options. 

The News

In another example of a long line of bizarre filtering choices to come out of AFL House, Thursday night football is back to a) stretch 6 games of footy over 4 days, and b) annoy me. For tonight, Adelaide will go in unchanged for the clash against Richmond. The Tigers have lost Trent Cotchin and Shane Edwards to injury, but will regain Brandon Ellis. Rookie downgrade option Patrick Naish will play his second game.

Essendon regain Dylan Shiel and Orazio Fanta-sia tonight, along with Jake Stringer for their match against the Hawks. The fit again Ben McEvoy will take his spot in the ruck and they’ve recalled forward rookie Dylan Moore. Mitchell Lewis and Chad Wingard are among the outs. 

There are 11 changes between St. Kilda and Gold Coast. The big ones: Chris Burgess, Josh Corbett, and Robbie Young will all miss. Jonathan Marsh has been recalled by the Saints, who are also debuting Nick Hind (MID – 117.3k). Corey Ellis will play his first game in Suns’ colours. Griffin Logue (DEF – 164.3k) gets his chance for Freo after Alex Pearce’s injury. Sean Darcy replaces the injured Rory Lobb. Without a word of lie I thought Hamish Hartlett had retired, but he has been recalled for Matthew Broadbent. Marc Murphy is back for the Blues and the Dogs have dropped Lachie Young in another hit to our already thin backlines.

On Sunday, Jake Stein (DEF – 123.9k) is a confirmed debut for the Giants. Toby Greene and Jackson Hately are in the squad to face North. There’s a possible debut for Kyron Hayden (MID / FWD – 102.4k). Curtis Taylor (MID / FWD – 117.3k) could line up for his second game and Paul Ahern is in the squad. Shaun Higgins is the only confirmed out so far.   

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

Statty Matty put up some fantastic options in the cheat sheet this week of guys to look at coming off their bye, and my pick is Travis Boak. A likely top 3 forward come seasons end, it’s hard to overlook him at 518k. Although he’s been a bit up and down recently, he still has 8 hundred plus scores from 11 games in the first half of the year, and Port play 7 of their remaining 11 games at home, a venue where he has averaged 114 from 5 games. 

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

Essendon host the Hawks at Marvel tonight as round 13 continues. Let’s have a look at some Draftstars options.

RUC

I’d really love to not to pick a ruck tonight. The returning Ben McEvoy (13.2k) has a safe floor but that lack of standout value tonight makes his salary hard to swallow. I’m not even going to bother to discuss why rostering Tom Bellchambers (10k) or Shaun McKernon (FWD / 9k) is a bad idea. That leaves Jono Ceglar (FWD / 9.9k). Big Boy will eat into his value a bit but if he can hit his average of 70 that’s good enough for me.

DEF

Targeting Hawthorn via the backline has been a fantastic strategy this year. They concede the most amount of points to the oppositions number 1 key defender and medium defender. Michael Hurley (11.8k) rarely puts in a bad shift and has the best ceiling out of himself, Cale Hooker (11.3k) and Andrew McGrath (11.2k). Conor McKenna (8.8k) has a consistent floor and has flashed an upside of 70+ at times this year. Only only Hawk I have any real interest in is James Sicily (13.3k) but there’s not a huge amount of value to be had there. 

FWD

Orazio Fanta-sia (11.7k) returns tonight and I like him here against the Hawks who have had their struggles with medium forwards this year. Shaun Burgoyne (DEF / 10k) returned to the midfield against Brisbane and put up 91DS, it he remains there he’ll easily hit value. Darcy Parish (MID / 12.7k) has flourished after a move to the middle, but Dylan Shiel’s return could put the kibosh on that. Hawk James Worpel (MID / 12.8k) has put together a consistent year. At the lower end of the scale, Essendon keep pumping games into Josh Begley (6.1k), along with Dylan Moore (8.2k) they won’t blow the doors off the place, but are cheap enough to not stuff you completely.

MID

Dylan Clarke (9.5k) helped himself to 99DS last start while completing blanketing Patrick Cripps. He will likely go to Jaegar O’Meara tonight, which leaves us Zach Merrett (15.9k) v Ricky Henderson (14.7k) as top line options. Zerrett has an awesome record at Marvel so far his year, averaging 122 from his 3 games there. In games where Ricky Henderson has taken 10 or more marks this year, he averages a massive 136 (3 games). Essendon gave up 8 marks to Cripps in round 11 and 7 to Dusty in round 10. Dylan Shiel’s (14.3k) last 3 at Marvel have been 110, 127, and 101 if you want something a bit cheaper.  


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  1. charles says:

    do we reckon,
    – Sicily and mundy
    or
    – Walters and Ryan??

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Walters and Ryan. Sicily and Walters a decent option too. Mundy will get much cheaper with a b.e of 198 this week (I somehow missed him in the breakeven bit)

  2. TelescopicCox says:

    Boak locked in for me. Best defender: Ryan, Sicily or Blakely.

    Rocky out is a killer if true. Traded Walsh to him two weeks before his injury #FMSC

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Ryan for mine as his ceiling is better. Other than West Coast, Geelong and Port (twice), Freo play 7 of the current bottom 10 now

    • silversovereign says:

      Who said rocky out. Please god NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  3. Ryan says:

    Need some help lads

    I got one spot left in my forward line and two in my mids and need help to decide

    FWD line: Ziebell or Rowan Marshall

    MID: Cunnington or Bont

    Bont would be my 4th doggies player (dunk, Daniel and Macrae) so idk if I should go but he avg at Marvel is like 130+ and most the games for the remainder of the season is at Marvel so it’s tempt

    • Derek says:

      Higgins going down will mean Ziebel will be 100% midfield. He will do well but will score well when north win. I’d stick with Marshall for consistent. Has a really go draw, except has Max once.

      Bont

  4. dontblushbaby says:

    Chol in for Soldo tonight, he is a FWD and not Ruck ?

    • Brn says:

      Bloody tricky one. Cheap fella and a huge chance to score well this week. BUT, this could be his only week

  5. Dan says:

    Do you think Bewley's j/s strong enough to bring him in? Or is it better to let him go and target Dylan Clarke next week?

  6. Dan says:

    I just tried posting a comment, but received a message that it needs to be approved by an admin of the site. Just wondering if anyone else is receiving this?

  7. BrownlowBoy says:

    Who's gonna vc ROB

    • TommyC99 says:

      I was tempted by Rob or crouch in his 100th but Fyfe's record is too hard to ignore. Fyfe into Crippa for mine

    • Swans2012 says:

      There is a temptation, love getting the Vc sorted first game, but impossible to go past fyfe

    • hedski says:

      I hope you did BB…..

      • Rockburner says:

        I was stuffing around looking at trades etc. and unwittingly left the c on ROB and only noticed when I went to check teams when I got home tonight and I was hoping he would do ok and not completely stuff my round , but I must say I didn’t see that score coming

  8. TommyC99 says:

    Which 2 to trade out of Answerth, Atkins and O Baker?

  9. Sam_01 says:

    Previous scores aside boys
    As a non Neale owner is he a must have? Has de boer in the coming weeks aswell! is it worth going to a Sloane instead post bye cash is tight and only have the one midfield spot left
    Still need the cash to grab hurn aswell being the main issue

  10. Dash says:

    16 Trades – 65K – Need some trade advice .
    Thinking of moving on Clark, Atkins, Balta. Do you agree these are the three to go this week?
    Maybe a case for Corbett or Answerth

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

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Clark and Balta yes. Corbett will probably lose a bit of cash this week and would be my third choice. But if you need a bit of extra cash Atkins has just about run his race

  11. COREYSC says:

    Ed Phillips ruled out and Jack Steele dislocating his knee all the injuries at St Kilda may see Young survive for one more week!

  12. Libba says:

    Rookie mid set to debut

    Nick Hind will play this week for the saints…he's averaging 114 supercoach points in the VFL

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      That's my boy

      Good one hindy do us proud.

    • redherringfc says:

      How big a risk to go this week?

      Is it just a big risk or a massive risk?

      Being 6k cheaper than Naish gets me an upgrade in 2 instead of 3.

    • manolaki says:

      What's JS like? Saints dropped a few this week. He might not last long if they come back. Also Hanners can't be too far away.

  13. Trades says:

    Atkins, Duursma & Darling out
    Bewley, Sicily, Dunkley in
    Sound good?

  14. Connor says:

    Trade B. Scott or Stocker for Naish (via Answerth)??

    Will not affect other trades this week but thinking Stocker more of a chance to play down the line…

    • The G Train says:

      Scott a chance to play this week, stocker out for 4-5 weeks. However when he returns I think he will play out the season barring injury

      • Brn says:

        Is stocker really worth the trade? Wouldnt want to do downgrades like that too often (low $)

  15. The G Train says:

    Need some advice this week lads, should I trade B Smith to Ryan or Parker to Boak. Smith trade will leave me at 5 premo in defence and bringing in Boak will leave me with full premo FWD line. Playing for league wins and will win regardless of trades this week. Any advice appreciated

    • dontblushbaby says:

      I would leave any live bodies that you have in your team this week and wait until next week unless you say 20 on field this week, then you can luxury trade ?

      • The G Train says:

        Whether I trade them or not ill have 18 regardless, think ill go Smith out and leave it there this week

        • Russty_ says:

          18 on this week will be an advantage against a lot you'll be playing in leagues G Train.

  16. RealDealNeale says:

    Will be copping a donut this week with only 14 pre trade thanks to Rocky & Stocker

    Is Rocky worth a trade to increase my premos on field and offset the donut? My two options are below:

    1. Moore, Stocker & Answerth > Sicily, Clarke & Naish
    2. Moore Rocky & Answerth > Blakely, Fyfe & Naish

    Only problem with option 2 is I will need to bring in two cheap rookies to afford my ROB to Gawn trade

  17. Stupid Coach says:

    Great work Kev. 'Can't someone else do it' is definitely the slogan for me team this week. As hard as I have tried, I just can't quiet seem to get it right, especially during the bye rounds.

    Currently have 16 trades and only 41k in the bank. My team (based on this weeks bye round) is as follows:

    B: Laird, Williams, Whitfield, Duursma, Wilkie, Joyce, Stewart (bye), Answerth (bye)
    M: Cripps, Macrae, Merrett, Sloane, Coniglio, Walsh, Stack, Baker(bye), Oliver(bye), Stocker
    R: Gawn (bye), Goldy, Sweet
    F: Cameron, Settlefield, Parker, R Young, Heeney(bye), Danger (bye), T Kelly (bye), Petrucelle (bye)

    Not sure which way to go with only 17 players currently playing and who to get rid of and bring in.

    I really appreciate any advice.

  18. TheLostBoys says:

    Can we trust that Robbie Gray will keep playing in the midfield? He's great value (with money so limited this season) and with a BE of 30 odd it's this week to get him. Still concerned that he'll be plonked in a pocket and produce 40 to 60 odd….

    Looking at upgrading Moore to either Boak or Gray. Boak is absolutely a better option, but I can probably get him next week with very little change in his price – Gray should go up significantly.

    • redherringfc says:

      I’m thinking about getting him in as a money maker. If he goes up by 100k then he’s better than any of the rookies on offer at the moment. Just waiting for teams to drop to see what carnage I need to sort through first.

  19. hedski says:

    Young, Burgess and Corbett are all out this week.
    Hately named for Sunday again to tempt everyone.

    • TheLostBoys says:

      And it would be a Sunday game just to cause trouble with trades….Leon Cameron just likes trolling us all with Hately 🙁

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I have all 3 RIP
      Went from 19 to 16
      Now I am stuck with the situation of whether I keep Balta who is going to bleed to field more

    • redherringfc says:

      Hately is named in the bottom half of the emergencies. Seriously doubt he’ll get a run.

  20. iLoveNMFC says:

    Worth going Hore to Sicily/Ryan to field 18 or go Parker to Marshall and cop 17 on field?

    • Russty_ says:

      I reckon Hore's worth hanging onto for awhile, depends how many trades left though, Parker to Marshall is a win also.

  21. Lekdog says:

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  22. Rick Grimes says:

    Looks like I'll be fielding 15. Haha. Oh well, Corbett and Young were probably only good for 40 between them, so no great loss.

  23. redherringfc says:

    Oh dear, only 12 starters before trades.

    But no money and no rookies to bring in.

    I’ve got to go Naish and then Hately or Clark. And that’s purely to be able to bring in Robbie Gray.

  24. Brodie says:

    My backline is: Hurn sicily williams Smith Rozee duursma ( answerth clark)

    I want Gardner and naish who makes way? Is rozee to pricey to trade down? Does he need to go up next week

  25. Big G says:

    Is that Robbie young more useless than menadue?

  26. Huzzah says:

    Can you loophole an emergency with a bye player?

  27. Dash says:

    Who goes first Balta, Corbett, Burgess, Clarke, Atkins. Which 3 would you get out this week.
    I'm thinking Clarke, Corbett at least. Any suggestions?

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd get rid of Corbett, Burgess and Clark, keep Balta and Atkins for now.

      • Dash says:

        Thanks, did you see my team up above. Thinking I can't make much money off Corbett and Burgess. Maybe the 3 you mentioned for Bewley, Gardner and R Gray?

        • Russty_ says:

          Yeah just had a look, cause I hit the recent comments button your team is way down the list…anyways, I think it's important to get rid of dropped guys mate especially if they're already crap scorers, you need players playing, and Balta and Atkins are still playing, you could turf Balta next week? Clark is playing but goes missing in games and is a freakin yoyo boy.

          • Dash says:

            With Gold Coast having the bye next week, that will be 2 weeks without Burgess and Corbett anyway. Did you like my trades or would you go something a bit different. Only one on the bubble is Bewley, but could go Gardner at 102k also

  28. Dash says:

    I mean Clark – Geelong

  29. WorstCoachEver says:

    Uh Oh I've managed to do a SoS.
    This week I only have 12 players capable of senior AFL football. Ouch!
    Of my 12 players this week 33% were purchased for less than 130K but Balta and Gardner are among them.
    33% are midpricers BSmith,Williams,Marshall,MCrouch
    33% Premo Cripps,Jelly,Fyfe,and Dunkley

    It's not really a SoS because I have an equal balance of good bad and ugly.

  30. Josh says:

    The outs have left me in major strife with only 13 playing pre trades
    19 trades, 102k in the bank
    Any suggestions???
    Thinking Clark, Hore and someone else out
    Def: Laird, LLoyd, Sicily, Crisp, Hore, Clark (Burgess, Answerth)
    Mid: Cripps, Fyfe, MacRae, MCrouch, Merrett, Walsh, Brayshaw, Duursma (Stocker, Baker, Scott)
    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
    Fwd: Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Daniel, Parker, Balta (Setterfield, Young)

    • manolaki says:

      Clark definitely out
      Move Duursma to def
      Bring in Gardner, Bewley and maybe one upgrade like Burgess or Answerth to Ryan? Or Balta to Boak?

  31. ROB14 says:

    What's the go with Rockliff?

  32. Dan says:

    Is it worth bringing in Bewley or better to wait for Clarke (I probably only have room for 1 of them in my midfield)?

    • redherringfc says:

      I’d go with Bewley. He’s a fair bit cheaper, is guaranteed a price rise and probably has better job security.

  33. Yeahnah says:

    hmm… got 17 on field now with one trade left this week, might just cop the 0.

  34. Brodie says:

    D Clarke bewley naish hind & gardener..
    which are the best rookies to go? I need 3
    I want JS not fussed about byes Nxt week.. ie naish

    • Russty_ says:

      Gardner, Naish and Clarke I reckon, Bewley's only playing 63% gametime and Hind could be out just as quickly as he was in.
      Naish and Clarke already posted good scores, Bewley's averaging 40 odd

  35. James says:

    Caleb Daniel, Rowan Marshall or the POD Robbie Gray as my penultimate forward, moving Westhoff to F7/R3 once I bring in dunkley in a few weeks

  36. KSinny says:

    Have to get a defender for Burgess, who do I get $545k or below. Already got Sicily, Houli

    • Brn says:

      Gardner if you need someone who will play more than 1 game. Naish if all u need is this week

  37. hedski says:

    Looks like I'm fielding 17 again this week.
    I hate the byes.
    Not sure I'll even get 17 next week.
    I hate the byes.

  38. TommyC99 says:

    Probably a popular question but Naish or Clarke?

  39. COREYSC says:

    Hold B.Smith and trade Hore To Sicily have 18 players
    Or Hold Hore trade B.Smith and have 17 players?

    Quickly!!!!!

  40. Brn says:

    Balta first ruck. Going to have to back him in to beat his BE because who else is there

  41. Holty01 says:

    Good luck everyone for the week 👍

    • Russty_ says:

      Same to you bud, how many did you get on the park this week?

      • Holty01 says:

        I think sometimes it doesn’t matter how much research you do for the bye rounds because you can’t predict injuries and players being dropped. Will have 18 but all my planning with a couple of outs went out the window.

        • Russty_ says:

          Can't really predict anything to do with this game….haha, 18 on this week is a win though.

  42. Holty01 says:

    Wow, just looked at the teams and ouch. Was planning having 20 this week but with Corbett and Rocky out, will just scrap in with 18.☹️

    • Swans2012 says:

      Me too holt, young and burgess my villains, still 18 will do

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Having 18 on field this weekend is a winner Holty.

    • Derek says:

      Same here.

      Rocky, Stocker, Burgess and Young.

      20 becomes 16

      Sicily and Bewley will just be 18 for me.

    • Lazza says:

      That’s shire Holty.. I’m in the same boat .. been travelling .. just saw the ins and outs .. went from a sure 18 on the field to 15… and I don’t think I can use my 3 trades to get to 18 without stuffing up my planned team. One wrong trade now will cost me two down the track .. looks like I’ll start with 17..

  43. hedski says:

    Just checked my match ups for the week.
    Playing some bloody good coaches.
    NDD
    DontBlushBaby
    Derek
    Tophawk
    Gator (×2)
    The Ranger
    Lekdog
    Enshala (not sure of his handle on here but played him a few times in the last couple of years and he goes well)

    Good luck to you gentlemen and everyone one else in the shittiest of bye rounds 👍🍻

  44. Russty_ says:

    Great to see Balta's outscoring M.Crouch, and I have them both uuuuurgh
    Way to really lift in your 100th game FK Face!

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I just logged on and saw that Russty, I thought maybe M.Crouch must have been injured again. I am also going to lose all my games since everyone I'm playing has more players on the park than I do, not that would be very hard to do this week.

      • Russty_ says:

        The way my players are going this week mate, I would've been better off not trading at all…Crouch has been bloody useless, and Balta.

  45. Finnius says:

    Wtf is Matt crouch doing?

  46. COREYSC says:

    Next Year I’m picking a side that has 20 for each week of the byes before the season starts i’m Sick and tired of being caught out after hours of preparation in the weeks leading up and a excel spreadsheet!

    • Russty_ says:

      That still won't help you, you'll still get shafted somehow come the bye rounds.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Stuff the byes

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah stuff the byes, he'd be ranked 57000 doing that plan…and then maybe move up towards 27000 after the byes.

    • Twilightingale says:

      Still need a bit of luck. Can't plan for injuries / suspensions to premiums. Can't plan rookies to get dropped and not play when you need them.

  47. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    C'mon crouching one!

    Crouching two he do well but crouching one play like grasshopper.

    Time to become the windscreen not the bug crouching one.

  48. Brodie says:

    Merrett, Cunnington or bont? Walsh too Neale next week

  49. Finnius says:

    1 minute before bounce I tried to change my VC to O'Brien, but it didn't go through in time!! Was fine at QT, but now…

  50. COREYSC says:

    Brad Crouch last 7 disposals have registered 0 points he remains on 105 so frustrating!

  51. JohnDJ59 says:

    Looks like I could have saved myself a trade in round 10 and kept O'Brien as my R2.

  52. Sam_01 says:

    HOOOLLY ROB
    Feels bad trading him out weeks ago

  53. BrownlowBoy says:

    Got 15 this week. Gonna struggle.

    Hopefully someone went with ROB as VC like I suggested earlier!

    • Russty_ says:

      Hopefully the 'Pay it forward' rule will come back to you Tom.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        I had the byes planned pre season… all was going well. Injuries to premiums and unexpected trades and players being dropped just caused carnage and screwed by pre season bye plan.

        Bringing in Boak and Sicily this week so hopefully I haven't cursed them!

    • Nifty says:

      A mate subbed him on the ground for Grundy, but forgot take the C off Grundy, so it was stuck on O’Brien.. 😮

  54. HarryH76 says:

    Grundy who??? Why would I need him? Haha ok I get it…. ROB hasn't really had an opponent tonight but damn glad I've stuck with him for now

  55. Swans2012 says:

    Looks like rob to grundy in 3 weeks will be MUCH cheaper than expected!

    • Derek says:

      my Plan was to hold ROB to this week when Grundy and Gawn weren’t playing. Good plan until Hurn was out last week, went ROB to Dusty I needed to get 18 on the field, plus Jacobs would be back this week. Oh well. Good luck to them who held ROB

  56. Big G says:

    I'm regretting trading in Houli already. Why do we never learn from past mistakes?

  57. Holty01 says:

    Well good bye Sauce Jacobs. You have had a very honest career but I think it is time to either move clubs or spend the rest of your career in the SANFL. ROB was fantastic tonight and I know he wasn’t against anyone decent but you still have to do it. I think he will have a very successful career.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah too right Holty, he's cemented his place now, Coach would be mad to stifle his progress now by bringing Sauce back in, wish I'd kept ROB now.

    • Rocksta_ says:

      ROB has been fantastic this season Holty and has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. But shit mate, he was up against a cardboard cut out and a first gamer tonight.

    • Derek says:

      ROB’s opponents was like an early Christmas present.

  58. KSinny says:

    Take Slonedog's 125 as VC or go with Cripps, Kelly or Fyfe?

  59. Daddy says:

    Passing on Stack, O’Brien and Hore have hurt my cash generation this season, lucky to be sitting in the top 400 but I think that will change in the coming weeks as it will take me 4-5 weeks (hopefully) to acquire my last 2 premos. Could be full premo next week plus have enough cash for quality M9 and F7/D7 if I started them. The fact I traded out Hore when he got dropped after round 1 makes it even worse

    • Russty_ says:

      The sooner you get to so called full premo, the more chance you have of losing some of them to injuries before your finals…I ain't in no rush to get there.

      • Daddy says:

        Top 10 fwd/def and top 15 mid is what I classify as premo, not sure if that’s everyone’s definition. Playing for ranking I wish I could have that sort of freedom haha

        • Lazza says:

          I’m with you there big Daddy.. amazing how many folk focus on fallen premos rather than actual results .. many fallen premos are headed for the dung heap

          • Daddy says:

            100% agree, not worth saving a few bucks just to have them continue to average 80-90 odd and then have to burn another trade to get rid of them or even worse end up stuck with them. Unless it’s due to a low score because of injury I wouldn’t risk a fallen premo based on poor form.

    • Derek says:

      What is your team value?

      • Daddy says:

        Currently 12,883,600, struggling for rookies though, other than Duursma, Parker Is my most valuable rookie and still have Hayes, Scott, stocker, young, answerth

      • Daddy says:

        Team currently looks like
        Lloyd, Hurn, Ryan, Laird, Williams, Duursma (Naish, Answerth)
        Fyfe, Neale, Kelly, Cripps, Bont, Macrae, Walsh, Bewely (Stocker, Hayes, Scott)
        Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
        Kelly, Danger, Boak, Dunkley, Cameron, Parker (Setterfield, Young)

    • GreendaleFC says:

      I'm in the same position as you. Looking back I still think trading Hore after round 1 was a sensible decision and that we just got unlucky.

      • Daddy says:

        Agree, watched his first game and he didn’t seem like he was ready for AFL football, wasn’t killing it in the VFL either, only got back in the side due to injury if I recall.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hore was always going to play a part in the Dees defence this year, that's why they drafted him in, his preseason with them was very good. I've had him from the start, I just put him on the bench after round one, he was always going to get back in, although I have to say I had no idea he was going to be as good as he has been.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Not sure why you would trade a rookie out after just one game, I didn't start trading out any of my starting rookies until round five.

        • Daddy says:

          Traded him out after round 2 as a corrective trade and he wasn’t picked to play round 3, I think a lot of people made the same trade. Usually you want to have all your rookies playing at that stage of the season, just unlucky he turned out like he did. I remember a few seasons ago keeping Nic Newman after most people traded him out after he was dropped at around 250k, ended up around 450k and a bunch of 90+ scores by the time I traded him out, win some lose some I guess.

          • Daddy says:

            Traded him for Rozee who had scored well at the time so it made sense, if I already had Rozee I probably wouldn’t have made the trade, so it didn’t turn out too bad I guess, just wish I had started both him and Rozee instead of Brodie Smith

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              The fact that you traded him to Rozee makes a huge difference to how I view the trade, at least you traded in another good rookie and a dpp as well. Rozee was the only good rookie I missed out on, I was trading out Mills and I was either going to trade up to Lloyd or down to Rozee, It was doing my head in the whole week, I wanted Rozee for the cash generation and dpp, but also needed Lloyd as my main defender, I went Lloyd.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Kept Newman as well, I still had him when I was playing in my Grand Final games. Some players are worth holding on to, if you can afford to keep them.

  60. dontblushbaby says:

    Trading out Moore but not sure to go Boak in the Fwds or Sicily / Ryan in the Backs – I can see advantages of all and will eventually have them all

  61. Steeeve says:

    Any good guesses where ROB's price ends up after two more games??

  62. Derek says:

    Just looking at my matches this week. Only One team I’m against has ROB, ShakeNBake you sly old fox. Has a 1-4 win/loss over me this season and this week looking to be a struggle again. Well done mate for holding ROB.

    He probably forgot to trade him because he was too busy getting ready for his holiday

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Hey Derek, are you upgrading or holding Rocky ? I'm considering going to the Bont

      • Derek says:

        I’m holding this week. I’m down to 12 trades and a bit of work to do. I still have Libba at M9 for cover.

        I can field 18 without Rocky, but like last week with Hurn out had to take an Answerth. With Rocky out will have to take a Parker or Bewley score.

  63. TBone_9 says:

    Gday boys, struggling to get players on the park this week. Also looking forward im struggling to figure out how to go from the rookies I have to the premos I want. Team as of right now is

    Lloyd, Sicily, Williams, B. Smith, Hore, Duursma (Answerth, Naish)

    Neale, Cripps, J.Kelly, Fyfe, Oliver, M.Crouch, Stack, Atkins (Stocker, O.Baker, Hayes)

    Grundy, Gawn (Bines)

    Danger, Boak, T.Kelly, Dunkley, Heeney, Westhoff (Parker, Balta)

    I’ve used one trade already this week and still have 15 trades to burn with 70k in the kitty.

    Was thinking Atkins to Bewley, but other than that every other trade or downgrade I’m looking to do I will do next week. Anyone have any other options I could consider? As a light plan was looking to go Stack up to a premos nect week and want to get Sloane at rock bottom price after his bye. Cheers guys 🙂

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Hi TBone, Atkins to Bewley seems the only trade worth doing this week, well done on still having him by the way, I traded him out in round nine. I would be keeping Stack for now, could be a handy M8/M9, maybe downgrade Stocker, Balta and upgrade Hayes to a premo next week.

      • TBone_9 says:

        Cheers for the response DJ. So I’ve done Atkins to Bewley now too so got 280k with 14 trades left. I think I’ll take your option and next week go Balta to Gardener, Hayes up to Merrett and that should leave me enough to go B. Smith up to T. Stewart. Leaves Hore, Duursma and Stack on the field still making a bit more coin and will use the cash from Answerth and Parker when they are fully fattened to upgrade those boys to my final premos 🙂 cheers for your suggestion mate

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Sounds like a plan TBone, a good position to be in, good luck in the run to the finals.

          • TBone_9 says:

            Thanks DJ. How’s your mob looking this week? What trade plans do you have for next week?

            • JohnDJ59 says:

              Hi TBone, not good this week since I'm only fielding sixteen, but I knew it was coming, I might win 2/9 league games at the most. Next week I will be upgrading to either Neale, L.Parker or Bont and downgrading to D.Clarke if picked.

              • Russty_ says:

                Hey John, I thought I might win a good chunk of my league games this week, as there are many outs still in a lot of guy's teams, but then there are 3 or 4 with ROB on field, that's screws things up a bit…lol

                • JohnDJ59 says:

                  I wasn't expecting to win any of my games this weekend, but I had a look and two of my opponents are only fielding 16 as well, so at least I'm a chance there. I also have some with O'Brien, but I wasn't going to win them anyway due to how many they had on the ground.

  64. Stupid Coach says:

    In: Gardner and Brewley
    Out: Petrucelle and Stocker
    Leaves 14.trades and $276k to bring in Lloyd next week.

  65. Brodie says:

    I am still pretty new to SC only my second season and play for leagues with mates.. 1 trade remaining this round
    How do you know whether to go up or down with a maxed out cow? I dunno what to do with rozee and Atkins. My team is as follows;

    DEF: hurn sicily williams Smith Rozee duursma (answerth gardener)

    MID: Cripps Fyfe macrae Treloar Oliver Walsh Atkins (Scott bewley setterfield)

    RUCK: Gawn ROB (bines)

    FWD: TKelly Danger Dunkley Cameron heeney Marshall (Burgess larkey)

    Rozee/Atkins down to a rookie makes a lot of money but then your trying to get an answerth/setterfield to an Uber which is a huge jump…
    is there any unwritten rule for this?
    I have enough to turn Atkins into a Merrett or do I go down to a clarke and have 550k for big upgrades next week..
    I don’t know if Merrett is too 8-10 I need to look at value.
    I’m so lost

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Mate this is just my take.

      But be a crazy move to trade out players who are actually playing during the byes and more importantly have had their bye.

      If they drop some cash so be it.
      Points are more important if playing mates for bragging rights.

      So hold onto rozee till end of byes.

      But Aikens has a bye this week.

      I.think you need another in the mids so bring in Zerrett or the cheaper option in gray.

      Key is to pick them off at the right time.hopefully when under valued after one bad game that pushes their price down.

      As for rooks to upgrade we are all in same boat as the current batch are increasing in at glacial speed.

      Look to grab hind when he is on.tbe bubble rd 15.

      Just focus on beating your mates so make sure you make the finals and ENJOY.

    • Derek says:

      you are missing a midfielder

      • Brodie says:

        Matt Crouch, Derek. sorry
        Atkins traded up makes sense but i'm not sure i want merrett with only two more spots left and neale/kelly taking 1 spot..
        duncan or cunno look good but one has his bye this week and the other next week. what a disaster not real good with this byes thing :/

    • Derek says:

      to have the best chance to win leagues is to have plenty of trades left. ideally 4 or more at the start of finals. as long as you make the finals.

      there are always carnage late in a season when teams not in finals contention rest their good players or send them off to early surgery (Crips knee, Oliver's back etc) if you have trades left easy days.

      • Derek says:

        or if Titch makes a round 22 appearance 😉

        • Brodie says:

          thanks derek all good points.
          Is atkins out and swing Tim Kelly into midfield and grab caleb daniel/travis boak smart as there a greeat price and top 6-8? only problem is this will leave Kelly in my midfield for the year as my forward line would be complete.. or Do i just go Atkins to merrett find the extra 60-80k and have him borferline top 10?

          Not sure that Tim Kelly as a midfielder is great

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            T.Kelly averaging 108 is good enough to be in your midfield.

            • Brodie says:

              yeah I'm having a real tough time generating cash i think i need to look for the value and boak over merrett may be one way of doing it although not overly confident boak matches merrett from here on out.

  66. Still tryin says:

    I’m really concidering Robbie gray.
    I just can’t comit
    All week I’ve had him in and out.
    Please help me make the call either way

    • Swans2012 says:

      Depends what you expect, if you expect a 90 average from here (maybe a bit more) then he’s a good pick, if your expecting 100-110 you might be disappointed but to me 400k is a fair price. He’s going to be my f7m9 if all works out right.

      • Derek says:

        His DPP makes him interesting. Plus Ports last 6 or 7 games are on a Saturday, makes him a good M9/F7 option.

        I’ve already got 6 half decent forwards and 8 Mids with Libba at M9, so I’ll look at him later

        • Stretch Marks says:

          With a lot of teams starting to look the same, i think he makes a pretty interesting POD for those looking to jump the rankings or steal a couple of league games.

      • DavidC says:

        That's what Worpel is for …. f7m9. Gray is a trap, Wines and Rocky to come back in.

        • Swans2012 says:

          Gray much higher ceiling than Worpel (even playing forward, see last year), and cheaper, perfect f7. Will average the same as worpel but cheaper and pod. But if you’ve already got worp he’s a nice f7

    • Still tryin says:

      Yea thanks guys
      At the end of the day Moore to gray is a upgrade yea

    • Twilightingale says:

      Good value at his price, but high risk. If he plays as a permanent forward, just not SuperCoach relevant, especially when he drops a 40-60 and ruins your week. If he was a guaranteed full time mid, would be must have.

      If Menegola back next week, he's my favourite 400k budget forward option.

    • Leeds17 says:

      So Wines, Rockliff to come back in that midfield is a big worry for Robbie's mid time, but I differ for most on this I think he's played forward a lot the last 18months because hes been carrying niggles rather than it being the best thing for the team, Gray is clearly Ports most dynamic mid he will continue to play at least 50% time there if he doesn't get injured.

  67. RealDealNeale says:

    Took the VC off ROB last minute as I was planning on bringing in Fyfe this week (VC Fyfe into Crippa).

    I've already brought in Naish this week, what should my remaining trades be:

    1. Rocky & Answerth to Fyfe & Blakeley
    2. Stocker & Answerth to Fyfe & Clarke

    I've had Rocky since round 3 so at least I got some good scores out of him

  68. Rick Grimes says:

    Naish looked decent enough. Went quiet 2nd half, but he has a bit about him. Should keep his spot.

  69. Swoosh111 says:

    Hoff to Dunkley or Boak?

  70. Grundy or Gawn must have a rest shortly then what Thinking Westhoff at rock bottom might be a good get soon NDD

  71. James says:

    Who's best to bring in fwd line between 400 – 500 k?
    Already have Danger, Heeney and Marshall.

  72. Corka says:

    I'm going early on d.clarke i think

    do i move on burgess, scott or answerth? not alot made from the trades is all

  73. Trades says:

    Bewley, Clarke or Hately?

    • Corka says:

      clarke if hately misses. wait till final teams at 5pm

    • Twilightingale says:

      I prefer Clarke, been dominating the Vfl for 2 years, hopefully gets his chance for a sustained run after playing well vs Carl

      Surprised if Hately plays, likely be an emergency again. Potentially only 2 changes for Gws, Stein for Hanyes, Greene for Cummins.

      Don't like Bewley, 2 scores of 40 and can't imagine he has good job security. Cerra could easily come back in for him next week, Bennell won't be far away if he stays healthy. Looks like he'll be another Scott / Hayes type

  74. TelescopicCox says:

    Who to trade out for Boak – Burgess or Rocky?

    A) Answerth & Burgess to Sicily & Boak. Would mean I have room for only 1 upgrade next week (Setters to Neale)
    B) Answerth & Rocky to Bont & Boak – can then bring in Neale & a DEF premo next week

  75. JohnDJ59 says:

    My current team is, Def: Hurn, Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Hore, Duursma, ( Answerth, Naish ). Mids: J.Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Oliver, M.Crouch, Walsh, Stack, Baker. ( Drew, Wills, Bewley ). Ruck: Gawn, Grundy. ( Bines ). Fwd: T.Kelly, Dunkley, Danger, Boak, Walters, Worpel. ( Petruccelle, Parker ). I will be trading in either Neale or L.Parker next week and that will just about do me for now. Happy to run with Hore and Duursma in defence and Walsh and Stack in my mids, I never get to a true full premo team, but I usually get a team that I am satisfied with. My team value is 12,950,700 it's not something I worry about, but some people do, so I thought I would put it out there.

    • Sam_01 says:

      I’m in a similar spot mate, can still easily get to full premo from where you are though?

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        If I had more trades left I could, but I wasted too many on injury trades instead of putting them on the bench, so I am now paying for being over aggressive, not something I will be trying again. I am now at a fine line between preserving trades for later on,or continuing upgrading. I'm still a chance for finals in 5/9 of my leagues, but it is very close, could easily miss out on all of them.

    • Hi John I dont think that's too bad Hore and Duursma in def is OK maybe not the best but as D5/6 will win leagues Same goes for Walsh and Stack Its super hard to get it exactly right this year I have 3 of these and like you good enough good luck bud NDD

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Thanks Neil, you are going along nicely by the look of your team, I've just got to hang on for dear life the next few weeks. I look at the team I started with and I just shake my head, I could have picked a better team if I put it together ten minutes before the start of round one.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey John, if you're conservative with the trades from here on in and hold off for some weeks you could still upgrade those guys around the pointy end, holding off is the hard thing.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Hi Russty, next week will be my last week of trading until the finals as long as I can field a full side each weekend, that will do me, then if I make any finals or even if I don't I will use the last of my trades then. I looked back on my trade history so far and at least five of them were just a waste.

        • Russty_ says:

          Sounds like the trade I'll wanna do soon if Sicily stays forward..after bringing him in last week!

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            That's one player I have never considered, due to my no flogs in my team factor, but even if I didn't have that rule, I'm sure I could find six other defenders to pick before him. I know he was cheap Russty, but he hasn't done a lot since round six.

  76. James says:

    Bontempelli anyone?
    Bont averages 130 at marvel and has 8 of his next 10 games are there!

  77. hedski says:

    No Hately.

  78. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Now that Hately (He is being tortured by Cameron) misses again, which rook are we backing? Bewley or Dylan Clarke? Doing my head in.

    • Beezneez says:

      You could leave it a week and see how they go or are named next week – unless you need to this week. Both should be about the same price next week and Clarke on the bubble.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I went with Bewley, but only because he's on the bubble, if Clarke is named next week, I will be getting him in then.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Hawk, I rolled the dice on Clarke, don't like Bewley's gametime he's been getting.

  79. TheLostBoys says:

    Looking at two options:
    Larkey, Moore, Rotham out for Gray, Gardner and Sicily, or
    Larkey, Moore, Oskar Baker out for Gray Gardney and Sicily or Ryan (via Duursma)

    Just short on cash for Ryan in first plan. Not sure he's worth the extra 30k anyway, and while Baker has much less potential for score & cash, Rotham seems unlikely to play much.

    What do you all think?

  80. Karl says:

    is it madness to get cunnington in this week knowing he misses the next?

    • Saritz says:

      yeah, it is. But everything kinda depends on each coaches sides and whether your priority it rank or league

    • Russty_ says:

      Not really, I traded Naish in this week but I have 21 on field next week 🙂 Depends on how important bye wins are to you

  81. Russty_ says:

    What are ya doing with Burgess and Corbett mate…are they going too? Bad luck this week with all the outs.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Corbett will go as well mate. Useless turd that he is. LOL Burgess can stay as he is handy to move around my back and forward lines when trading. What happens after that will be a tightly guarded secret!! Hehehe Lets hope Clarke does us proud mate.

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah right?…hope he tags the shit out of whoever tonight and wins plenty of ball in the process, like last game he played.

  82. Russty_ says:

    Hey Hedski?…Tom Mitchell is predicted to get 125 tonight in our JR Legends Draft matchup, get him on field mate! 😉

  83. Browny says:

    why are so many people keen on luke ryan? his ceiling is high but his a yoyo scorer
    I'm in need of another premo defender.

    • Russty_ says:

      I guess cause he's averaging 104, only 4 tons though, yeah a bit of a yoyo.

    • Browny says:

      I like JJ i think. a huge POD or blakely save 50k+

    • Daddy says:

      I ended up bringing him in this week based on his high ceiling and his easy run home. Hurn was too expensive this week and my final defence spot will be between him and Whitfield depending on when Duursma is ready to be traded out (would rather Whitfield but not willing to wait 3-4 weeks). Not sold on Houli, Stewart or Rich and Sicily’s form the past 5 weeks hasn’t been great (tonight is looking the same).

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I thought you already had Hurn, Daddy, going on the team you posted.

        • Daddy says:

          2 teams, one for league one for rank. Slightly differences in my league team to match up with the top players and conserve more trades in league compared to rank where I will sideways trade on occasion. Started with Crisp in both leagues, sideways traded to hurn a while ago in rank but held onto him in league

    • Libba says:

      He plays well at Optus stadium and plays there quite a few times till end of season

  84. Defying_Madness says:

    Oh my god Sicily forward and I got him in last week

  85. Libba says:

    I brought in Sicily this week and now he's playing up front…I'm done

  86. Nice_Person says:

    Gotta feel for blokes like Russty who invest so much time into this year in year out. I've had an absolute stinker of a year and I'm still 8k higher than him….

  87. JohnDJ59 says:

    I've had Henderson on my watchlist for a while now, just in case I needed a cheaper midfield player than the ones I wanted. I was mainly looking at Neale, L.Parker and Bont for my last three mid spots, if I ever get that far, but if Henderson keeps up his good form, he might be worth a go.

    • Libba says:

      Gee he's having a great season

    • Daddy says:

      Picked him up in draft last year as a free agent and he served me well averaging 90 odd, wish I got him again this year. Couldn’t bring myself to pick him up in classic though. I think the last two mid spots In my team will be between Merret, Parker, Gaff or dare I say Cunnington (never thought I’d see the day). At Henderson’s price I would much rather Treloar or M Crouch, but he’s a big POD and could pay off especially in league.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        The only thing that would put me off picking him is that he's not a top eight midfielder, but going on the price of Parker, Neale and to a lesser extent Bont, Henderson is someone I might have to consider.

  88. Brn says:

    We all know what happens when sicily plays fwd.
    Concerned.
    He is only getting touches when he swings back..

    • Derek says:

      I just bought him in. As a defender.

    • Holty01 says:

      I just bought him in. Should of warned everyone to stay away. Think this is the first time he has played forward.
      But I’m amazed he is on so little. Thought he has had major influence on this game.

      • Finnius says:

        he's actually a jet player Holty. Clarko using all his skills. if he got on the end of a couple could have been a very different story.

        • Brn says:

          Sicily played fwd before he became sc relevant.

          He was labelled a spectacular but inconsistent forward.

          Hopefully Clarkson learned his lesson and will play him properly.

          • Russty_ says:

            Hawks could've won the game possibly Brn if Clarko had started Sicily back…still happy he got to 87 though.

  89. Connor says:

    Traded Moore out last week… #*%[email protected]

  90. Libba says:

    Sicily gone back in defence…looks much more comfortable and involved in play..please Clarkson keep him in defence

  91. Derek says:

    Merrett would have been a nice C option. Just happy to have him. 62pt quarter

  92. JugHead says:

    Thank you Moore. I dunno how you got that score off 10 possessions and 67% DE, but I'll take it.

  93. Russty_ says:

    Pretty happy with Clarke's score tonight, he really did a number on o'Meara too, shut him down good, hope he keeps his spot going forward.

    • Holty01 says:

      I think the best thing for us supercoaches is after tonight’s game he should be locked away in their best 22. Good for those who bought him in early and good for those who need a downgrade option.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      If picked next week, he will be my downgrade player.

    • Libba says:

      He did the hard tag on O'Meara first half and then in the second half he started to win his own ball…

      • dontblushbaby says:

        Glad I went him over Bewley at this stage, just wish he would kick it more than handball, but he keeps bangin out 70 plus score I can't complain

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Very pleased getting in last night Russty. I cant see Dylan Clarke getting dropped any time soon. He is very versatile. Can play a tagging role very effectively and knows how to get his own footy. These type of guys stay in teams. Touch wood of course!! Hopefully he makes us a bucket of cash too. Cheers. TH

      • Lazza says:

        Same here Toppa … had to bring in Bewley and go early on Clarke to get 18 on the park… cash gen is a real problem at the moment .. the Carlton crew all go out of my team next week..

  94. Maverick_ says:

    🎶Guess whose back, back again
    Mavs back, tell a friend!
    Guess whose back, guess whose back, guess whose back🎶

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi mate welcome back to the madhouse, have you been on Holidays…how you travelling this week Supercoach-wise?

      • Maverick_ says:

        just been flat out with work and extra curricular activities Russty supercoach had to take a backseat for a fortnight but still been tinkering away with my side. This week for me is looking okay fielded 19 this round mate ROB was huge thursday night takes the pressure off gettin grundy for another fortnight. I'm running out of cash fast my cows aren't very fat.. how are you looking?

        • Russty_ says:

          Oh not bad, maybe I'll win half my leagues this week, but predictions aren't too high, cracked 2000 last week so that moved me up a bit in rank not that I care about rank all that much.
          19 on this week is a good thing mate, a lot of coaches are struggling to field 18 this week.
          Nice work keeping ROB, I offloaded him unfortunately last week.

  95. Daddy says:

    I am aware of that but I have little to no faith in ever winning haha

    • Russty_ says:

      Well I guess that's a fair argument for having 2 teams hahah….I used to start a Team at the beginning and another one under a different email address at round 3 so I could pick all the right rookies, both ended up being fun.
      Takes ranking pressure off not having to think about it with the second team.

      • Daddy says:

        I know what you mean about taking the pressure off ranking. In my league team I couldn’t care less if a premo scores 60 as long as I win. If that happens in my main team…you don’t want to know.

  96. Stupid Coach says:

    Thoughts on Hamish Hartlett. Back this week after a long layoff due to injury. Pretty cheap at $349,000. I was thinking of bringing him in this week for Answerth but not sure if he is still SC relevant like he has been in the past or should I wait for a couple of weeks and see how he goes.

    If I don't get him this week I was planning to trade Petrucelle to Gardner and Stocker to Brewley to get the cash to bring in Lloyd next week.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      I would be waiting on Hartlett mate, he could be a good D9, but you have 2 games to find out before his price changes , get your Premo's first imo

  97. TelescopicCox says:

    Daniel or Dunkley to finish of my fwd line.

    Leaning to Daniel for cash flexibility for future moves

  98. TommyC99 says:

    Thoughts on Burgess – Gardner and Atkins – Bont?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I don't mind those trades Tommy. Burgess and Atkins are ready to be culled. Gardner a bit risky going early but I reckon he will do OK at Marvel Stadium. Will be punting Burgess and Corbett today for Gardner and Marshall. Bont a quality premo mate. Good luck! TH

  99. Holty01 says:

    Very keen to see Nick Hind today. Heard some very positive things about him. Hopefully he can perform on the big stage and give us another downgrade option

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Agreed Holty. Hind has got good wraps on him. Checked the Townsville weather and its sunny and 26 degrees with low humidity. Welcome to the TH team Rowan Marshall!💪🤜 Witts wont stop him.

  100. Finnius says:

    Keep going Billings – show my why I didn't trade you to Boak last week!

    • TBone_9 says:

      Guess who did trade him to Boak last week and now has 16 on field this week! hahaha

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I thought I was upgrading my fwd line, traded Billings to Walters. I was happy to keep Billings while he was getting his 80-90 scores, but after his previous two games of 73 and 56, I thought maybe it was time for him to go, wrong big time.

        • Russty_ says:

          Walters is rolling along now John, probably a good trade in the long run considering Saints are 99% spuds…lucky to win today.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Feeling a bit better now Russty, after Walters score of 158, in hindsight I should have stuck with my Drew to Walters trade and I would have had both.

    • Russty_ says:

      Wow he's gone huge for you Finn, his biggest game of the year.

    • Holty01 says:

      Nice Fin. Great hold.👍

    • hey . FINN in the Legends draft i am playing Trigg 1168 to 1169 better pull the finger out eh Trigg great league mate NDD

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Billings saved my round! Good boy. About time you repaid the faith. Getting Marshall turned out really well too. Well done Sainters!!

  101. dontblushbaby says:

    Has everyone decided on their VC & C ? I've stayed with Fyfe into Kelly, Cripps & Macrae could also go big , anyway first thoughts are sometimes the best.
    Its a bonus if you can nail your VC early in the bye rounds

  102. JugHead says:

    Fyfe into Cripps here as well.

  103. JugHead says:

    I had a feeling having Parker still in my team during the byes would hurt at some point…..just haven't been able to unload him.

    • Russty_ says:

      Same mate, looking fwd to leaving him on my bench permanently after next week.

      • Big G says:

        The day I trade him will be a happy day.

        • Russty_ says:

          Couldn't agree more G, Richo must be desperate to even be keeping him in the best 22, not surprising with the likes of Bruce and Membrey as the main fwds…slim pickings and none of them can kick for shit.

  104. Derek says:

    Not getting Marshall was huge. Big mistake

    • Russty_ says:

      5 frees against too Derek, could've been 150..no way spud Longer ever gets back in the side now.

    • KeenButClueless says:

      Yup. Round 4 D Martin and T Greene out, J Martin And Z Jones in. I could have afforded Lloyd and Marshall. I thought Marshall was fools gold, and Lloyd overpriced. I can forgive myself for missing a Stack or trading out Hore in Round 3, because rookies can just be dumb luck sometimes, but that trade put a line through my season from which it won’t recover.

    • KSinny says:

      So glad I got him 4 weeks ago

    • Pranav says:

      brought boak in instead of Marshall to complete my forward line. Not annoyed at bringing boak in more annoyed that I have heeney in my complete forward line instead of marshall

    • Derek says:

      Not getting Walters was huge. Big mistake

    • Derek says:

      Not getting Dunkley was huge. Big mistake.

    • Lazza says:

      Some juicy reasonably priced RUC options next year with Marshall, O’Brien.. even English is looking good … Marshall is so impressive at his age..

      • Holty01 says:

        I will still start Grundy and Gawn. Until they are dethroned as 1&2 I won’t select anyone else.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Bugger Derek. I decided to grab Marshall. I knew it was risky with Witts bearing down on him, but stoked that it has come off. I traded in Gardner as well this week. Big mistake that was. What a dud.

  105. Sam_01 says:

    Traded out stack and Wilkie to Fyfe and Sicily
    Fyfe better go massive haha 102 from stack 93 from Wilkie

  106. Brn says:

    When you think you had $20 on Swallow to get 30 disposals and realise you put it down for 35 instead.

    He got 31 touches 🙁

  107. Pranav says:

    Traded out Duursma last week and only have 16 on field this week. Hopefully he doesn’t punish me too much

  108. Russty_ says:

    This Logue guy's looking like he could be a good option in a few weeks, not cheap but looks like he can score.

  109. hedski says:

    Kick the bloody goal Hoff.
    Don't hand it off from the top of the square ya dopey prick!!

    • Russty_ says:

      Jeez he's turned into a spud hasn't he?…at least he's getting a bit of it in the last.

  110. Sam_01 says:

    Do we take Fyfe or back in crippa boys?

  111. TheLostBoys says:

    So do we take Fyfes 122 ish or gamble on Cripps, or even Kelly tomorrow? Thinking Cripps will go big tonight….

  112. Sammy B says:

    Take what Fyffe dishes up or go with Cripps

  113. hedski says:

    I'm gonna bang the C on Danger to take Fyfes score (for now).
    Will reassess my main leagues tomorrow to see where I sit, maybe move it to Jelly if I'm trailing.

  114. Lazza says:

    Geez, Darcy absolutely creamed Lycett in the last quarter.. his score is way way unders for his impact on the outcome ..

  115. Lazza says:

    Simpson playing long sleeves !!!

  116. Lazza says:

    Why are the Blues wearing orange socks?

  117. JohnDJ59 says:

    I thought I was a chance to win 2/9 league games, with those two also only fielding 16 players, but it looks like I will have to go back to my previous prediction of no wins, since they have added players today.

    • Russty_ says:

      No worries mate just try to make the top 8 at the end cause that's where the real fun begins.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I'm still in the hunt in 5/9 for finals, but they are so close, you could be in the top 4 one week, lose a game and be out of the 8 the next week.

  118. Ja191 says:

    dunkley what a freak

  119. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Slam dunk!

    A 72 point first qtr – owning it Josh. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤛" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f91b.svg"&gt;

    One of the 7. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😀" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f600.svg"&gt;

  120. Lazza says:

    I hope those who were contemplating Dunkley took the plunge …he is @ 72 SC points at quarter time … meanwhile those who went with Cripps as their C will be sweating bullets .. he is on 14 .. being team tagged by Libba and the Mids in the middle and Libba around the ground ..

  121. Lazza says:

    Looks like Libba is done for the game … looks like a hammy… Cripps,igniting kick on from here..

  122. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Had the VC on Fyfe but didn't get time to change the C off Cripps. So far it is not going well, much like this round

  123. Sam_01 says:

    Dunk macrae and bont making up for Walsh Cripps and Gardner being spuds

  124. Russty_ says:

    Is Cripps being tagged or just tired from carrying 21 guys on his back?

  125. JugHead says:

    I have 4 Carlton players and the lot of them don't TOTAL 70 points yet…………….ffs…

  126. KSinny says:

    Walsh, Gibbons and Cripps as C…… at least Macrae is doing decently. Wish I had Dunkley though.

  127. Lazza says:

    Geezus, half time .. Cripps on 17 and Gibbons 5. … Setterfield must be a gun he’s on 34.. ffs… Dunkley 108 !!!

  128. Russty_ says:

    Looks like Gardner could be working as a Gardener soon…and Gibbons a garden gnome.

  129. Sam_01 says:

    Christ the scaling on this game kills me bont lays a tackle goes up to 84
    Scales down to 80 for no reason haha

  130. Justin says:

    Glad I dumped Billings last week. Better than that I didn't bring in Dunkley.

  131. JohnDJ59 says:

    If you had to chose between Neale and Macrae to trade into your team next week, who would you pick ?

  132. Holty01 says:

    I know Walsh hasn’t been fantastic tonight but 19 touches and going at 68%, seems they are scoring him quite harshly.

    • Sam_01 says:

      Agree holty got absolutely smashed for his early game clangers! Maintains his price Atleast, he has done his job for the year

  133. Russty_ says:

    This game just got interesting!…can the Blues do the impossible?

  134. Nathan says:

    I'm kicking myself for switching my captain from Dunkley to Cripps an hour before the game

    • silversovereign says:

      Haha. I rolled the dice with Cripps after vc Fyfe. Figured my year if fubar anyway.

  135. TommyC99 says:

    Can someone pls explain how daniel got 15pts from a sideways kick? Granted it was the last minute so score basically multiplies but its a sideways kick. Or did i miss something else he did right at the end? Its gonna cost me a league win ffs

  136. KSinny says:

    1507 with Kelly to go…… Horror week

    • Sam_01 says:

      Rough mate I’m on 1512 with kelly Greene and Williams to play

    • JugHead says:

      About 1400 here with Cogs still to go off 18 starters. Disaster.

    • Ned_Starkers says:

      Only 17 this week, but 1422 with Fyfe’s C still to be added + Cogs, Williams, Cunners tomorrow and 40 extra from the bench. Hopefully it’s a good result for a ranking climb.

    • Holty01 says:

      1706 with Kelly to play.

    • Finnius says:

      1588 with Kelly, Williams, Cunnington and Fyfe's captain score – should hopefully get above 2000. The cards have fallen my way this week – Billings, Dunkley, Macrae, ROB all 150 plus.

      • Holty01 says:

        Awesome work Fin. Should climb back up the ranks with this effort.

        • Finnius says:

          Thanks Holty. I took a few hits holding injured premiums over recent weeks, but others will pay for burning trades and not upgrading rookies consistently as we reach the next half of the season. If I can crack the top 100 before after the byes you never know… Only 300 points off top 100 and 800 points off the top. Will have 6 in the bank after bringing in Lloyd and Hurn next two weeks.

          Team will then be:

          def: Hurn, Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Sicily, Williams

          Mid: Kelly, Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Cunnington, Macrae, Crouch, Oliver

          Ruck: Grundy and Gawn

          Forward: Dunkley, Kelly, Danger, Heeney, Billings, Worpel.

          Will probably go Worpel to Boak at some stage as well, and potentially Williams to Whitfield on his return if I have enough trades and don't have to manage injuries. I have a few nice pods as well so feeling good!

          How are you tracking mate?

          • Holty01 says:

            Great team Fin. Oliver and Hurn next week. Hopefully Rocky back next week. Plan to hold Rocky as he has never really had problems with soft tissue injuries so hopefully he plays rest of the season as he is averaging near 110 without his 2 injury affected games. Decided to keep Moore as my current F6 but will happily keep him as my D7/F7 swing for the season.
            Your side certainly looking better then mine but I’ll still have 9 trades after the byes. We both will hopefully move up the ranks next week as I see you have planned your rd14 bye very well.

            • Beezneez says:

              I had planned to get in Hurn next week as well which will help with r14 but his BE is 160 the next two weeks and he is projected at $580k and possibly $560k the week after. May pay to wait if $$'s are tight. I'm a bit torn.

            • Finnius says:

              if I want to hold Smith I can have 8 trades, but I reckon the 25 ppg by going him to Lloyd is probably worth it, especially as he has his bye this week.

    • hedski says:

      1480 with Cogs and Kelly to come.
      17 playing.

    • TelescopicCox says:

      I’m on 1202 with Williams, Cameron and Kelly (C) to go. I need a big showing from the Giants

  137. Trades says:

    Take Fyfe vc or go Kelly?

  138. Russty_ says:

    Stratton's more of a flog than Sicily, what a knob and he's the Captain, pinching like a little girl and he even got done for stomping on someone's foot.
    What an example to set for your fellow players…and he gives the finger to the money paying fans as well…classy.

  139. Gina says:

    Hi everyone , can i use a bye player to loop a vice captain ??? sorry but i want to beat my son if i can

    • Holty01 says:

      yes you can. Plus you can still get the emergency score as well if you have a spare player.

      • Gina says:

        how do i do it holty?

        • Holty01 says:

          Put the bye player on field and put the C on them. If for example you have Neale, you move him onfield with the C and if you still have any midfield player on the bench who is playing, put the emergency on them. Hope I’ve explained that ok?

          • Gina says:

            Thank you , this is so funny because my son thinks the sun shines from you know where and i think i am going to beat him and if i do he might just not think im not so silly

    • Russty_ says:

      You shouldn't beat your Son Gina, that's violence against Children…lol

  140. Iamme says:

    only got 15 players this week 14/1500 with only Goldy for tomorrow

  141. Swans2012 says:

    And just like that it becomes a what could have been week….all done at 1916 with Cripps captain and Gardner’s 22 and libbas 30. Was flying before that with macrae, rob billings dunkley etc If only young and burgess had been named, then again who knows that might not have helped. What would have helped is captaining ANYONE else and or me not getting too drunk/distracted to remember to check fyfes vc before Cripps started….how’s everyone else tracking?

    • JugHead says:

      The perfect storm. Five players who have scored 50 or less, and several who didn't get much more than that. The only thing that went half right was to take Fyfes vc score.
      I did some homework to make sure I fielded 18 players the last 2 weeks. Just shows it can still go off the rails.
      Looking at a score just over 1500. But if it had to happen, probably best it was this week when a few will field their weakest bye round team.

    • Browncow says:

      Think that will still be a pretty good score Swans. Will be the odd huge score thanks to Dunkley, Billings etc but most I am seeing headed for about 1800.

      • Swans2012 says:

        Yeah no real complaints just coulda been a really nice round as opposed to just a good one

        • Browncow says:

          You were well on your way to 2000+. Would have been well inside top 1% in the toughest week of the year.

  142. Daz says:

    Bloody SC app failed me when I was out, (tight turn over) tried to change C off crippa to get fyfe but had to run the Cripps due to the app being too slow! Was concern when he was on 17 at H/T, guess it could of been worse.

    Dunks, billings, o'brien… who has them all?

  143. Sam_01 says:

    Dunkley is that good in the midfield he might even be worth picking up as a mid next year, no way he will cop a tag, gathers his own pill tackles, good overhead and can kick snags

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Yeah why Bevo played him forward first 4 games when he saw what he could do in the mids last year is beyond me. Thankfully he has come to his senses and plays him where he belongs.

      • Sam_01 says:

        His forward line is in shambles needed some kind of presence up there, naughton is finding his feet, doggy’s probably need to hunt down another forward presence in the off season, or just play shacke or whatever he is called to dunks can play pure mid all the time going forward

  144. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Morning community! My team got showered with scheit last night. Turds were raining down from the SC God heavens.💩Gibbons 34, Gardner 22, Libba 30 and Cripps 78. I was flying earlier in the day with Marshall, Billings, and Fyfe all posting big scores. As it sits, 1451 with Fyfe VC and Cogs, Kelly and Williams yet to play. Hoping for 1800. How is everyone else travelling?

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      You know me mate Not too bad.

      Dunks and Macrae helped last night.

      Williams, Kelly, Jezza and fyfe as C to come.

      Hopefully push past 1800 head towards 2,000

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Duncs and Macrae were massive for you! Macrae is coming in at the reopen tonight. Grabbed Marshall yesterday. Bloody happy. And Billings…..who would have thought. Need some of these guys to run into form right now. Cheers Trigga. TH

    • KSinny says:

      1499 with Kelly to go ;( got stuffed with Gibbons 34, Gardener 22, Walsh 50, Balta 51, Houli 68 and Cripps 78 as Captain….. also have 18 playing 😬.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Tough week for you mate. I was going along OK until the Calrlton-Bullies game. It was just turd after turd which bloody hurt. Hope Kelly can smash it and you can squeeze out 1650+. Cheers mate.

    • Lazza says:

      I’m on 1321 with Kelly, Goldy, Williams and Cameron to play … taking Fyfe’s VC … probably giving up a few points not going with Kelly… but it’s in the bank.. SC projection is ~1750. I didn’t get totally burnt .. Gardner, Parker and Gibbons dropped the turds … otherwise serviceable contributions from the rookies..

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Not too shabby at all. I reckon 1750 or more will be decent this week. The carnage has been ridiculous this week. Turds all over the place. Kick butt today Lazza. Hoping the GWS boys bring home the bacon.

    • hedski says:

      Hey Toppa, playing you in "come at me top 100" league <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;.
      I have you at 1417 mate, not sure how you get Gibbons 34 off the bench when you have 8 playing mids already?
      Should still beat me, Williams would have to score less than 63 for me to win, I'm currently on 1480 (Fyfe added).

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Yep. You are spot on. But I do have 19 playing. Does that mean that 22 from spud Gardner drops out? What a useless flog.

        • hedski says:

          It will drop out if you have 19 on field, can't wait till byes are over to park his sorry arse on the bench.

    • redherringfc says:

      I ended up with 12 less than your overnight score. So not so good.

  145. COREYSC says:

    What’s the par score this week i’m Shaping up for 1,700 with 16 players

  146. Finnius says:

    Ouch – Cunnington copping De Boer tag.

  147. JohnDJ59 says:

    A few interesting games in my leagues at the moment. It looks like I could have a win against Neil in The Rat Pack, I had one more player. I have a loss against Trigga in JR Mega-League, I had two less players. I could have a loss or win against Russty in the Sons league where I also had two less players and I have lost to Patch in the Elite of the Elite League with the same amount of players. In my other Leagues I will win 3/5. I can thank Walters and Dunkley for the wins I end up with this round.

    • Holty01 says:

      I have a massive h2h in the A Grader league against Dazza’s Derelicts. He is sitting on top with a ranking of 234. It is going to come down to the wire I think.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        It could be very close in my game with Russty, he had two more players, but I have Kelly and Williams playing at the moment against Goldy, I need to make up around 60 pts in the second half.

        • Holty01 says:

          I think you’ll be right

        • Russty_ says:

          I think you'll win John…Goldy doesn't seem to be doing much rucking today, and your 2 guys are gaining fast!
          Having Walters, Dunkley or ROB this week is like having 3 extra players..bonus massive scores in the byes.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Looks like I could get the win, I just looked and I need to gain 26 pts in the last quarter. Considering I wasn't expecting to win any games this bye round due to only fielding 16 players, 5/9 would be a great result for me.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Right on Russty, having Dunkley and trading in Walters, I just wish I hadn't traded Billings to get him though, were the difference for me in my winning games. I either had one or the other, or both, in the unique players.

        • Holty01 says:

          Think he has me. I really only need Kelly to outscore either Cogs or Williams. Seems he may just be short of those 2

    • Lazza says:

      Scored 1743.. the games I lost all had ROB .. one team I played scored 1908 !! .

  148. Defying_Madness says:

    Traded out Greene last week, glad to bring him back into form for owners

  149. hedski says:

    Russty I have a feeling you'll pip me in the draft league in the last half of this game.
    I have Deboar and Cunners nullifying each other.

    • Russty_ says:

      Cuners and The Boar are starting to get a bit more of it now mate…Finlayson, Goldy and Polec not doing my chances any favours.

      • hedski says:

        Your only 15 points down coming into the last, should get me comfortably 👍

        • Russty_ says:

          I think I've passed you now…you needed another Dunk in there mate..bad timing with the Boar tag too.

          • hedski says:

            Yeah only got him in for bye cover, pity he tagged my other man Cunners.
            de Boer will be de booted tomorrow.

  150. The unsullied says:

    How many weeks would you expect Libba to loose for an arthroscopy?

  151. Holty01 says:

    I must say when Cogs is paid any attention he is absolute rubbish. But when he is left to do what he wants, man he can cause some damage.

  152. Rick Grimes says:

    Looking bout 1750 off 15 players. Not bad considering.

  153. Big G says:

    Starting to regret trading in Cameron a few weeks back. Never trust a KPP.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      The draw they have you will reap the rewards imo

    • redherringfc says:

      A good week for him to have a dud score for me. I Wasn’t going to win any important league match ups this week.

      He’ll bounce back.

      If you want a true seat of your pants experience, pick up Hawkins this week.

  154. Finnius says:

    2017 this week even with cunningtons 59. Pretty happy with that :)) how did everyone else go?

    • hedski says:

      Great score Finn!!
      Only the Eradicator beat you in my leagues 👍

    • KSinny says:

      That's a great score this week

      • dontblushbaby says:

        Excellent work mate, that will shoot you up the rankings , please let us know your rank later , Cheers

    • Russty_ says:

      Excellent score there Finn, 1719 for me…won 7 of 10 leagues so reasonably happy with that.
      Can't wait for next week to be over..bloody byes.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Hey Russty! I won all my leagues! Sorry about that mate. It was a great battle this week. My GWS boys got me home today. I dont get too many over you so will have a beer or two tonight. Good luck next week and stay warm out your way. Its going to be a cold night in south west WA tonight. Cheers mate. TH

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Hawk, nice job mate 10 out of 10 !…my score would've been much worse unless I brought in Boak this week, that got Gardner's turd off the list, cheers mate.

    • Sam_01 says:

      1879 for me

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Massive score Finnius! Great stuff. Glad I played you last week! I ended up with 1818 in the end. Will take that after Cogs, Williams (Zach) and J Kelly scored 401SC between them today. Saved my round. Averaging 1916 SC across two byes so far. Need to keep it together one more week to survive the byes in tact. Good luck next week mate. TH

  155. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    You know what?

    This stuff the byes strategy aint too bad. 👍

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Not wrong there mate!!

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Good battle hawk

        COGS v Cameron the difference

        10 pts though cmon Jezza one more goal would have done it!

    • Derek says:

      Planning certainly helps, i thought I was going to have 20 playing this week after I brought Bewley and Sicily in.

      Rocky, Young and Burgess not playing meant I had to bring in Gardner to field 18.

      Gardner’s trade a waste.

      Libba goes down, just when I needed him.

      The C in Cripps.

      1661, was a wasted chance to jump in rank.

      Next week there will be some good scores

  156. Sam_01 says:

    1879 got me just sitting outside the top 1000 now haven’t managed to creep in this year! Been hovering around the outskirts for ages

  157. Rocksta_ says:

    Scored 1916 this week from bye planning and jumped up over 2300 places into just outside the top 1500. Best rank position of the year. Pretty Stoked. One more bye round to negotiate but looking okay for next week at this Stage. How’s everyone else placed for next week?

    • Sam_01 says:

      Pretty good mate depending on rookie selection of course
      Looking at going smith down to naish (as I will have to play him or Answerth on field as last rookie after byes)
      Duursma to Ryan then Walsh to lachie Neale
      Will have 15 premos on field outa 20 players on the park

    • Browncow says:

      What’s the name of your team Rocksta?

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I should get 18 on field next week, which is better than 16 like I had this week. If D.Clarke is picked again, I will be downgrading Walsh to him, to free up some cash for an upgrade later on.

  158. Gina says:

    Bahahaha i beat my son and he spends 2 hours a day telling me why he is the golden boy, i got some 1900 and he says thats like king of the worlds ? i think mummy plays good because he has good food at home and i think more people should take notice , because if you fall down you have cushion and almost always have extra powers for pushing. Im coming for the big one next week the big jesus one from magpies

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