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PODCAST | It’s Not About How Big Your Score Is, It’s What You Do With It. (Or Something.)

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We survived the horrific, awful, no good, very bad bye round. We did it. We might not have scored many point during it, but it was a thing we did and we survived it. We’re free. Well, kinda. We’ve got one more of those bad boys coming up these week but with three trades and a BOATLOAD of premium options to trade in, it’s our time to shine.

So shine we do – Lekdog, Patch and Damo run through line-by-line, looking at the good, the bad and the ugly in each line to tell you who to and not to bring in this week in Supercoach.

What are your trades, and what are your thoughts on our weird, wooly and wonderful forward line suggestions?

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Patch

Alright, Reilly O'Brien. Are ya trading him? I'm going to reply to this with a yes and a no – upvote which one you're doing.

Patch

yes

Patch

no

Jake

Going to lose this bye round against my opponent anyways so will allow ROB to keep generating cash for me and become a big promo fwd soon

Russty_

No because I already traded him for Whitfield, who got injured the same week…yay, anyways, enough whinging, no one likes a whinger ๐Ÿ™‚

Rick Grimes

He's my R2. Hoping he gets to $500k and Grundy drops to close to $600k and will be an easy upgrade. Or even better, he averages 110 for the rest of the year and I keep him.

Lekdog

Gotta trade him unless you have him onfield as R2

Ned_Starkers

Why? If you paid rookie rates for him, what’s the rush. He’s going to pay for my last promo upgrade in about 3 to 4 weeks.

TommyC99

Because not sure we can afford 500k and 90pts a game sitting on our benches when the rest of our teams' a shambles

Ned_Starkers

Yeah that’s fair, I’m maxing my trades next couple of weeks without needing to use ROB, plenty of others to get rid of first, Walsh, Baker, Drew, Libba, Answerth so I’ll wait for max coin. I traded Whitfield out a few weeks ago, so might see how he returns.

COREYSC

If I had him I would hold and watch Grundy's price continue to drop and pick up Grundy for 100K or less upgrade in two weeks

TRIGGA_HAPPY

ROB – Traded him to boak b4 the byes to plug donut on field in fwd line.

Boak has been pretty good esp of late.

JR_Damo

JORDAN DE GOEY, ISAAC HEENEY OR LUKE DAHLHAUS. WHO YA GOING FOR?

Russty_

Hopefully no one this week Damo ๐Ÿ™‚

Lazza

Are you looking for a F7?

JR_Damo

Just in general. Who would you prefer?

Lazza

Dahl I think… most consistent of the three. I think …๐Ÿค”

Sam_01

Love the degoey pick being a pies man haha the problem is he struggles with injuries and niggles

silversovereign

dal Boy

Rick Grimes

Don't mkind the De Goey pick. He's shown a better floor this year, and can go large. Reckon he's an option if you're short of cash.

Lekdog

No thanks

COREYSC

I'm still holding out hope for Heeney with the swans just starting to get some momentum and playing good footy!

MAD MIKE

ROBBIE GRAY??

Patch

BUDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYY

No idea

I'd like to go crazy with trades this week as I have 3 rookies + Smith in defence, Walsh at M8, ROB at R2 and Greene (might keep him though) at F6.

BUT I only have 12 trades left and coming out of the byes with only 9 scares me. Playing for League only, so high many trades left is too few after the byes?

Russty_

If you mean how many trades left is too few, the answer is 12 or more lol.
If you want to make it to the grand final you have to consider what's to come.
rounds: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 – Finals week 1, week 2, week 3, Grand Final.
Potentially 9 more weeks you'll need to trade.
With droppings, injuries, 'mental health' issues popping up frequently, there has to be a period of weeks where you pull up stumps and decide to do nothing (at least for awhile)….otherwise you're buggered…right in the keister.

Twilightingale

All dependent on where you are on the ladder and who your playing in the coming weeks. No point saving trades and keeping rookies on field if your opponents are full premo and will likely outscore you.

Winning games and ensuring you make finals / push for top 4 is more important than saving trades. No one competes for the consolation playoff bracket.

However, If your in a comfortable league position, more trades available for the latter end of the season the better. Injuries and suspensions can happen to anyone or just want to trade a mid out if they play Gws during finals to avoid a likely low score.

Russty_

There's always a point in saving trades at the back end of the season because without them, you're nothing, sometimes it's better to see how things unfold and not try to push too hard for anything…provider they're already travelling ok.
Plenty of shit can and will go wrong for all of us from here, it's an historic fact, and if you have no trades, you're toast.
You only need to make top 8 in League finals.

One Touch Wonder

to win leagues you must have trades left. i have 18 left SHARK MOVE and team looking great. no-one will want to play me in the finals this year

DavidC

I like to have around 10 trades coming out of the byes. People already down to 5 or 6 trades are stuffed regardless of how advanced their team is. They will be sitting with injured players on the bench in the finals and slide down the rankings massively the last few weeks.

Rick Grimes

Didn't the winner last year run out of trades with a few weeks to go? Just saying.

DavidC

Yeh your right Rick but you have to have massive luck go your way. I typically have 7 to 8 trades after the byes and it is never enough. You want to jump on form players in the run home but you have to conserve trades. People want to get to full premo asap but just end up with a side full of average premos. Players come in and out of form. Look at Neale, great if you started with him, but those that jumped on after the few rounds paid top dollar and he has faded since. Is it better to have a team full of average premos early or have the best premos and the best rooks until late in the game and jump on the form premos for the run home? I like the latter strategy. Never been able to implement it though as I always run out of trades.

Derek

the more i play this game i realise it is a season of two halves.

the first half is all about the rookies

the premiums sort themselves out and players quickly jump on the must haves, but the difference between a premium averaging 120 and another 105 isn't as devastating as having an Atkins score 22 when you have a Gibbons on the bench with a 106.

difference between the 1,000th team and the 10,000th team is 600 points, about 50 points a week!

i know i could have improved most weeks by 50 points just with the bench players i had.

the second half is all about the premiums and injury's to premiums.

If you want to improve your rank it is all about PODs. Not that you think your POD will outscore a Uber, its about when the Uber has a stinker or is injured and your the only one who doesn't have him.

Eddie_The_Eagle

I'm pretty sure I am going to fall into the "stuffed" category this year.
Will be down to 6 trades after Round 15. That leaves me with 1 sub $450k player on the field but I cannot do anything about that.

Inconvenient injuries, poor premo selections at the start of year and a tough early draw in my cash league and I was pushed to burn through the trades.

Fingers crossed that I get through the season now unfortunately.

Sam_01

6 trades isn’t that bad!!! You expecting one of your premium players to get injured every week or something haha? I’d say I’d your squad is finnished and you have 5-7 in the bank you will be fine post bye
My side will be fully completed with 4 left though hahah ๐Ÿ˜‚potentially 5 but I’d rather pick solid playing rookies just incase

Eddie_The_Eagle

I usually come out of the bye round with 10 so only having 6 this year makes me nervous. Was hoping to get M8 upgraded but that is going to burn another 2 trades. Fingers crossed that O.Baker or D.Clarke start putting some consistent points on the board.

No idea

Thanks to all for replying- quite a variance in ideas (so I'm probably still confused), though now thinking maybe having 9 trades coming out of the byes isn't too bad.

Started the year with a bad hangover after being the Premier last year in our league. Have made my way back up to 7th after trading heavily and a few wins. Doubt I'll get to true full premium this year, unfortunately (unless I pretend Smith, ROB and Greene are premiums)

Holty01

I think depends if you are going for rank or league. Trades in hand is far more important when playing for leagues. Rank you can be a bit more aggressive.

DavidC

Rocky is out again apparently.

Steeeve

Really wanted my last two midfield upgrades to be Neale and Kelly. But I'll never finish my team spending that much. Going with Sloane after his bye for about 150,000 less.

Bringing in Dunkley this week or I'll never afford him. With Libba out he's a must have.

The Carlton rookies can go, thanks for your service lads. Sydney Stack and ROB have more cash to make so they will leave my team once their tonnes from last week are out of their cycles.

Swans2012

I can’t help feeling that Neale may be worth the 60k more than Sloane…..

Steeeve

I think he will too. I am choosing Neale and Sloane for my final 2 spots (should have made that clear).

J Kelly is my ultimate target but is just too expensive.

Holty01

Great POD guys๐Ÿ‘

Lekdog

Thanks mate!

left field option

left field option…Could hold ROB, trade out Goldstein for Fort. Yes, I know, but hear me out. if Ratanguotuloutou is out for Geelong (hamstring 2 weeks ago), in comes Fort (on the bubble).
With cash, could upgrade Walsh and Gibbons to Neale and Macrae. Then in 3 weeks, ROB max out at $520K or so, goes to Gawn.
Is this madness, or genius…

Sam_01

It’s crazy but it might just work haha, probably need a back up plan if it fails though

No idea

love the ballsy idea, though you must have a few spare trades up your sleeve to pull that off

Left field option

11 trades left after 3 this week

Derek

ROB has had a good run, but has only gone over 100 3 times, all against the weakest ruck divisions.

he was roughed up by Max a few weeks ago and Port rucks gave him a tough time.

he has a few pretty tough match up coming, cats this week is probably his easiest then the Port boys again, Witts, TBC, Kruzer, Marshall, NicNat and Grundy.

i wouldn't be surprised if Sauce is called back at some stage, either as a two ruck attack or to give the young bloke a rest

Patch

I don't hate it but can't condone it in any way shape or form because oOOOOOOOHHH boy the risk involved

left field option

Thanks Patch….I wish I didn't suggest it…Now I cant forget about it… Oh the joy of two premos, and a bubble boy…
Remember, still can get some good coin from Fort…Not much point trading in Gardner if he is not going to play either…
Only got 15 on the park (damn it Rocky and Lachie Young)
May all depend on what the opposition does (I'm playing for leagues). In top 4 but need to stay there.

SeriousSam

It makes perfect sense, only 6 points dif in average between rob and Goldy

Russty_

Ratugolea a good chance to play this week so best to hold off on that and keep Goldy and Rob for now.
Probably best not to trade out anyone actually getting a game now, carnage is coming.

Left field plan

If Ratugolea does play, Fort won’t come in. Need cash for upgrades so either ROB or Goldy are the obvious ones to go. Might just keep it simple, RoB out, Neale and the Bont upgrades for Walsh and gibbons.
But would love Fort to play this week…

Round 13 Bye
Russty_

Jeez why would you even want to go to a game these days with the way shit is unfolding lately?
You can't call an Umpire a Bald headed flog? That's what most of them are…these "Security Guards", aka rent a cop mercenaries pacing the Aisles waiting to hear someone getting loud or passionate about their team so they can kick them out of a game they've paid $50 to get into. What the effing F is going on?
The powers that be need to back the FK up and let people support their team the way they want to, as long as they're not racially abusing anyone, swearing or threatening violence.
Umpires are fair game and that's part of their training…to be the scapegoats at every game…that's why they get the big bucks, if they can't handle it, don't sign up for it.
Seeing people being picked out of the crowd, and ejected from games, just makes me want to say fk you AFL.. you're biting the hand that feeds you and this is a big mistake.
No one needs shit kicking, unqualified "security guards" deciding what's ok or not to say…aka thought police..sounds like big brother..aka George Orwell's 1984. Not ok.
People go to the Footy to enjoy the game, blow off steam, and enjoy the freedom of yelling out whatever they like, as long as it isn't publically offensive.
What I remember about going to Footy matches when I was younger and lived in Melbourne was, the passionate fans, saying what the hell ever and laughing my ass off about it…it's all part of the experience.
Fk these weasel P.C nazis trying to ruin the experience of our live game.

Rick Grimes

Yea good call. I think abuse of umpires probably needs to be curbed to an extent, but I wouldn't trust a meat head rent a cop to be making that judgement.

Fabian

Should I bring in Bontempelli or Zach Merrett?

Brn

Bont

Rick Grimes

Both good options but the Bont is a CD love child and less likely to cop the tag.

Derek

i would go the POD. Merrett in 8%, Bont in 19%

COREYSC

Surprised nobody spoke about Sam Walsh what should we do with him Imm thinking a downgrade to D.Clarke to upgrade Setterfield to Caleb Daniel

Lekdog

Think I broadly said something like "you all know who to trade out this week" and congrats, you knew!

COREYSC

haha yeah mate gotta go I reckon whats your thoughts on Sloane he will be a great buy next week but for me I have both the Crouch Brothers and Laird not sure I can get Sloane

ojs

bringing in two out of sloane merrett bont macrae dunkley m.crouch. Any ideas?

Sam_01

Sloane and dunk probably mate! Dunk absolute lock up fwd and Sloane is great value

Lazza

Dunkley and Macrae

Sam_01

Which mid will average the highest on the run home? The only big boy I don’t have is Neale, is anyone gonna rival him Oliver/Sloane/merret/Duncan/other?

Ja191

I’m worried about tag with Neale, I won’t be picking him up til after his game vs gws in a couple of weeks. Fyfe would be the one I’d think

RCD2

De Boer war is out for 8 weeks wouldn't worry about it bud

Rick Grimes

I was keen on Luke Parker, but if you look at when his scoring really took off, round 8, it coincides with JPK getting injured. So worry is with JPK potentially back this week, his scoring returns to pre round 8, circa 100-105. Im not paying $620k for that.

Sam_01

I’d be avoiding him at his price tag for sure especially with the other value on offer in the mids

Simon

Is Lycett a viable F6 option? Low price and low break even… with 2 x 100's in last 2 games…

Derek

the Port team will look different when Dixson is back in a week or two. Not sure Lycett will benefit much, his TOG may even fall.

However, the Hoff will finally be released to roam the wing and midfield. he has done that for sections of the last two games and both times he starts racking up the numbers

Hoff is $60k cheaper and a better option for the F7 Ruck cover role.

Holty01

Shhh ๐Ÿคซ
Don’t mention the Hoff.๐Ÿ˜‰

redherringfc

Hoff, smHoff.

I’m with Holty. Move along; nothing to see here.

Jace

I picked up Westhoff last week to cover byes and be F7&R3 bench cover for the rest of the year.
Happy with his 90 last week.

Rick Grimes

Why did you have to go and mention Buddy Franklin. That run of games looks tantalising. Coming off the bye, he'll be ready to go huge. Or terrible. But my season is cooked, so why not!

No idea

Love the Budster from his Hawks days, though not sure he's still Supercoach relevant these days

Derek

i mentioned that to swans2012 a few weeks ago, it won't be long before we start looking at Buddy. He says he already has him.

Buddy is the classic Buffalo Bouncer and most years i end up with him

Swans2012

Yep, thought he’d turned the corner just before his injury and bought him in as a pod, ah well held and held and hopefully will reap the rewards, I’ve got gray at f7 now to hopefully loop away the poor scores.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Buddy v Curnow?

Pretty much same price.

Scarpi

Dear Community I need some help 12 trades Left and 523k in the bank not sure what to do.

– I'm thinking of doing 3 trades Smith, Hore and duursma To Ryan, Laird and sicily?

DEF:LIoyd ,Houli, Smith, Hore,Naish, Duursma (Burgess,Rotham)

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

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (O'brien)

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

Sam_01

Get rid of your fwd rookies first mate! They are killing you big time
Marshall/Daniel/tkelly id look at
If you want to put it off mundy is going cheap soon maybe even a Robbie Gray Toby Greene or buddy type could be an option
Then look to offload RoB and finnish your backline

Sam_01

Community Hurn or Neale I don’t think I’ll have the cash to get them both, thus I’ll have to pass up on one of them for the year what do we think, will be bringing one in this week? Rank:1254

Beezneez

Hurn should be cheaper after this week.

jimbowan

Is Dunkley an absolute must have now? I cant quite afford both him and Neale so was thinking of going Daniel instead? Or do I need to move heaven and earth to get Dunks now?

Lekdog

I'd prefer Neale and Daniel pumping out around 215 points a game than just getting in Dunkley

Ja191

Bring in Bont this week or Sloane next?

COREYSC

sloane next

Lekdog

I prefer Sloane

Sam_01

I’ve been seriously considering Sloane but
R18-21 he plays Clarke/Curnow/Steele/hutchings
He is good forward so he potentially can scrap out a tonne and the Adelaide oval factor is something else to consider
Has pies in rnd 22 which could be limiting

Holty01

Bont if going for overall as you get one extra week of premium output. Sloane for leagues.

MAD MIKE

SLOANE

Derek

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With 24 teams remaining, there will be 3 teams eliminated each week until there are 4 left (round 21).

the final 4 will battle it out in Round 22 to see who will be the ULTIMATE SURVIVOR.

Good luck everyone

No finals

Starting position 45k, 16 trades.

Proposed trades trades..
This week..

B Smith > J Lloyd
Dursma > G Logue
Gibbons > D Clarke

$229k in bank

Next week
Setterfield > L Neale
N Answerth > J Hately (or other rookie if he's not named)

This should leave me with $15,000 remaining and team will look like this..

Def
lloyd, ryan, williams, sicilly, laird, Naish/Logue – D Joyce, Naish / Logue
Mid
Fyfe, Neale, Macrae, Zorko, Treloar, Selwood, Cripps, Walshe – Clarke, Bewley, Hately
Rucks
Grundy, Gawn – Bines
Fwds
Danger, Mundy, De Goey, Heeney, R Gray, Dylan Moore – R Young, Gardner

I know it seems like a lot of moving around to still have effectively 3 missing premiums but my team is essentially a pile of stinking crap at the moment so I'm just trying to get in some quality.

Will leave me with 11 trades after next week.

does anyone have any better ideas?

Jazz

I would look at B Smith > Rampe. POD save 90K.
Leave Dursma and Logue (not on the bubble).
Definetely D Clarke like everyone else.
Plus one more.
But build a bank for next week to bring in a Defender like Stewart or Hurley
(Def. done) as well as a Prem Mid not Neale.

John

In a bit of a pickle, don’t know which mid to get out of Neale, Duncan, Sloane and Oliver. Neale likely to get tagged against GWS, Duncan likely to go down in price and don’t know if Oliver will sustain his full form. Sloane seems a good pick right now but I really want one of Neale or Duncan but I feel I should wait. Any suggestions? I can get any mid btw I already have Cripps, Cogs, Macrae, B Crouch, Treloar and Fyfe ๐Ÿ™‚

COREYSC

Hi Community This is my team after my two trades this week and I have 57K left with 14 trades in the bank and 19 players available this week
Lloyd, Z.Williams, Laird, Sicily, Hore, Clark (Naish, Gardner)
J.Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Macrae, B.Crouch, M.Crouch, D.Clarke (Answerth, Scott, Bewley)
Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
Dunkley, T.Kelly, Dangerfield, Boak, Heeney, Daniel (Burgess, Young)

What should I do in terms of upgrades from here I was planning wait for Hurn to drop and trade Hore to Hurn
The one I'm struggling with is trading in Sloane because I believe he is a top 8 mid but can I afford to have both Crouch brothers and Sloane or do I just sideways B.Crouch to Sloane. I could downgrade Clark to Hind this week as my third trade and then next week trade Answerth to a def rookie that would yield me 350K to upgrade B.Scott to Sloane leaving me with 11 trades left and 8 rounds left before trading Hore to Hurn and somehow finding cash to get Naish to Whitfield later on by finals hopefully I'll have 7 trades left with B.Crouch still in the side If i can pull it all off by finals maybe look at a B.Crouch to Cunnington or Cogs (with his finals run) to have my whole team uber premium.

John

Stuck between these 3 trades. I have 16 trades left and $104.4k in the bank, these are my options:

– Wilkie to Clarke via Duursma, Tom Sparrow to Naish via Duursma and then Duursma up to Mitch Duncan (roughy $90k left)

– Wilkie to Clarke via Duursma, Duursma down to Naish, Tom Sparrow to Caleb Daniel via Setterfield (roughly $160k left)

– Duursma to Clarke, Wilkie to Luke Ryan (roughly $150k left)

Any suggestions are appreciated!

DavidC

Why not just go Wilkie to Naish and Sparrow to Clarke and leave poor old Duursma out of it. He's getting dizzy being flung around everywhere.

John

So you don’t think I should get rid of Duursma yet?

John

I’m trying to go for league wins btw

MAD MIKE

YOU FIRST OPTION IS ALWAYS TOUR BEST OPTION. GO WITH YOUR GUT JOHN

Lazza

Naish has the bye this week.. if that matters..

LukaSC

Hey fellas,
Thoughts on zach merrett? Little bit concerned about his next few games with WCE (hutchings tag?) and GWS (likely de boar tag).
Or is cunnington/mitch duncan a better option?

Current midfield:
Fyfe, Coniglio, Cripps, Bont, Macrae, Neale, Josh Kelly, Walsh

Cheers for your thoughts

Jazz

Youv'e answered your own question.

MAD MIKE

CUNNERS

TommyC99

He has the bye this week

Stacky23

Trading Balta Libba and Parker to Lloyd Clarke and Bewley, leaves me with 11 trades left and 80k
Def: Hurn Lloyd Williams Crisp Milera Hore (Naish Gardner)
Mid: Kelly Fyfe Crip Macr Yeo Cogs Mrouch Stack(Dur,bew,Clarke)
Ruc: Gawn Grundy (Bines)
Fwd: Danger Kelly Dunks Daniel Heeney Setterfield (Burge,young)
Is it worth holding off trades for a few weeks until a viable rookie option gets games even though Durssma and Stack are ready to be upgraded?

MAD MIKE

ALWAYS UPGRADE WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES. INJURIES/ OTHER CONCERNS MAY PREVENT YOU FROM DOING LATER. PLENTY OF ROOKIE POTENTIAL AVAILABLE. CLARKE, LOGUE, HATLEY

dontblushbaby

Matt De Boer – out with a broken shoulder

Holty01

For 2 months.

Derek

The Witch is dead

No idea

Maybe gives Hately a game??

COREYSC

Surely……..Suuurely Hatley gets a game!

Russty_

How many times have we said that though?..lol

Lazza

There goes his Brownlow … ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ

SeriousSam

I wonder if the media will now attack young Clark as being bad for the game seeing as he's the highest profile tagger playing now.

ROB14

Any love for gresham as an f6 pod?

Derek

Not with Hannaberry coming into the team

ROB14

Good point, thanks

dontblushbaby

Jaidyn Stephenson caught up in betting probe

Holty01

Bloody annoying when you plan your midfield around avoiding the De Boer tag and he is now out. What’s worse is the plan of moving up the ranks because people who own the likes of Merrett, Martin etc would have suffered. And yes, I am being a big sook right now.

Derek

Very happy, from a Merrett, Dusty and soon to be Neale owner.

Not happy as a Rocky owner, but Rocky become Neale

Rocky will really stretch some people’s budgets. He was very good value and will be hard to replace unless you dip into the Warchest.

DavidC

Rocky misses again. Glad I traded him to Fyfe last week. Hope he enjoyed his holiday in China.

Holty01

Absolutely insane hey. Why would you fly him?

Daz

Another '2 week injury' …..

Blue

B. Smith to P. Naish
S. Walsh to Neale
Baker to Boak
What do you reckon?

MAD MIKE

NO BRAINER MATE, SOUNDS GOOD.

DavidC

Only thing that may ruin it is Naish. Richmond expected to get up to 6 back from injury after the byes. Can Naish survive 6 ins?

Blue

good point
just not sure who else to down trade to
If I go to Logue then I won't have enough to trade up to Neale & Boak

Russty_

Could see if Jake Stein's named again..he looked alright..he's on the bye though like Naish.

Steeeve

If Hateley comes straight in for De Boar can you resist him???

Lazza

Nup

iLoveNMFC

Get in Hurn this week and finish off the defence or go Merrett/Bont/Yeo?

Ja191

Unless hurn is your upgrade I wouldn’t be spending 600k for him, money is vital at this time. I’d go bont/merrett/yeo in that order but get Oliver/neale or maybe Sloane in a week if you don’t have them

Lazza

Wait a week for Hurn.. has a 160 BE so should drop in price … might miss anyway with his hammy… I’m waiting 2 weeks..

Derek

Hurn should play, but I would wait a few weeks, will drop

Swans2012

Just wondering how many everyones fielding this week and your premo-rookie breakdown?
After 2 trades I’ve got 20 including Bewley, Clarke and Gardner. Rest are premo/ premoish type players

Russty_

Hey Swanny, 15 alleged premos and 6 rookies on for me this week

Sam_01

15 solid premos for me and 5 rookies

Lazza

Fielding 19… 12 premos, 6 rookies and Crisp.

SeriousSam

I've got 20 playing, 21 if you count Gardner
16 premo ( eight 110+ ave and eight 100+ ave)
Plus Darling, Duursma, Answerth and Bewley
Predicted score with Max as C is 2165

Derek

Nice

Derek

Before trades I have 20.

That includes Libba and Rocky confirmed out

And Gardner and Young who are unlikely to get a game, Bewley who may not hold his place and Parker who isn’t that good. I could be down to 15 + Parker.

Out: Libba, Rocky & Parker
In: Clarke, Lloyd & Walters

Gives me half a chance for a decent score.

Dash

Getting one this week. Sloane, Oliver, Merrett or Bont?

MAD MIKE

MY ORDER WOULD BE

1 OLIVER (FRESH OFF THE BYE, HIGHER SCORE POTENTIAL WITH MORE POSSESSIONS)
2 BONT (GOOD OPTION AS WELL, NOT AS BIG A SCORE POTNEITAL AS OLIVER WITH LESS POSSESIONS HAS TO MAKE GOOD OF THEM ALL. AIDED BY EDIHAD HOME GROUND)
3 SLOANE (BYE OPTION MAKES HIM A PASS)
4 MERRETT (CAN'T HANDLE A TAG)

MAD MIKE

LLYOD, HOULI, RYAN, SICILY, CRISP, SMITH (LOGUE, BURGESS)

KELLY, FYFE, CRIPPS, SLOANE, ROCKLIFF, SIDEBOTTOM, BRAYSHW (BEWLEY, CLARKE, HATELY)

GAWN, GRUNSY (ZAC CLARKE)

KELLY, DANGERFIELD, BOAK, CAMERON, R GRAY, WESTHOFF (GARDNER, HAM)

THOUGHTS COMMUNITY??
THINKING OF THROWING THE AXE AT SMITH FOR HURN IN A FEW WEEKS., BRAYSHAW OR ROCKY TO NEALE AND MAYBE WESTHOFF TO DANIEL OR DUNKLEY??

SMITH TRADE PROBABLY ONLY PLAYER I WANT TO AXE, WILLING TO RIDE THE WAVE WITH THE REST FOR NOW. 9 TRADES LEFT AT 43K IN THE BANK.

The crumbler

Helllpppppppp

I've been struggling around the mid of one cash league and crumbling in another. I've only got 12 trades left and 27k in the bank

12 trades 27k

Whitfield, Laird, T.Stewart, Williams, Rich, R. Gardner (B. Smith, Naish)
Neal, Fyfe, Macrae, Oliver, Rockliff, N. Answerth, O. Baker, B. Bewley (Cripps, Walsh, Hately)
Grundy, Gawn (b.williams)
T.Kelly, Dangerfield, Boak, C. Daniel L.Dahlhaus, Billings, (setterfield, C Burgess)

I'm thinking of setterfield down to Clarke Walsh up to dunkley to give me cover in the fwd/mid. B.Smith down to G.Logue/hinge to free up cash for Lloyd next week

The crumbler

Also what's the go with Logue? Will he hold his spot?

MAD MIKE

PEARCE OUT FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, LOGUE HIS REPLACEMENT

Jace

Take your caps lock off when posting,looks like your yelling all the time?

The crumbler

He's just mad
Cheers Mike think I'll be looking at him then ๐Ÿ‘Œ

SeriousSam

You are low on trades and some of your players are injured, it is advisable to trade the broken players and keep the ones that still work.
You want to trade Setterfield, Walsh and Smith but they will all play next week and Rocky Whitfield wont play for 2-4 weeks and your bench cover are spuds.

Consider these trades, they will give you an extra 207 points this week (based on averages) and also increases your bank to 131k. PLUS they lessen your reliance on spud rookies next week

Whitfield to Clark (via Answerth)
Rocky to To Dunkley
Smith to Lloyd
Next week you can go Answerth to Logue and Dahlhouse to JKelly increasing your score by another 62 points p/week

Whitfield wont be back before round 18 and Logue can wait a week he wont increase this week and you can downgrade one of your spuds to him next week. Answerth and clarke will each score more than whitfield for at least the next 3 weeks.

Rocky still out with a hammy might not be back next week either he only averages 7 more than Walsh and neither will make any more $ but at least Walsh is fit.

Lloyd wont get any Cheaper than he is this week his average is 117 and his b.e is 94 (he's also 16k cheaper than he started). You need him while Whitfield is out and Whitfield is predicted to drop 60k in his first 2 games back.

The crumbler

Thanks heaps for that effort mate will be following this for sure! Pretty much what I was after but couldn't see it
Think next week will be answerth to down and Walsh to Sloan

Streety34

With 8 trades left and 3 (and a half as might upgrade Hore later) positions to fill, is it worth trading in 102k players to maximise money instead of rookies that cost 125-150k?

MAD MIKE

YES IF YOU CAN GET SOME DPP THAT YOU CAN LINK AND MOVE TO HELP COVER IF NEEDED

Sam_01

Probably depends on your situation, if you have injury prone players might be worth grabbing a couple solid rookies! If not 102k players probably fine keep in mind you will want some cash left over aswell if injuries happen

Lazza

Yep.. I’m doing just that for loop holes on each line …. if you do it make sure you use players from the Doggies, Bears, or Eagles .. they have the most last games here on in.

ROB14

For some reason I'm thinking of bringing in Buddy as my F6, crazy thinking?

SeriousSam

Crazy for an F6 but brilliant for an F7.
The other option is Hogan 60k cheaper than Buddy and also back in gun forward form

ROB14

Funny thing is I have never had him in my side, maybe now isn't the time to start either haha

Gav

Anyone thinking about Brayshaw for Libba. Seems to be playing Mid now. The extra coin I save bye not getting Merret will get another Rookie off the field next week and bring in Hurn or Sloane the following week. Cash Gen is hard at the moment so seriously considering. Will still have 12 trades and only Marty Hore last rook onfield after next week.

Lazza

Could just be a sneaky for the last half of the season..

dontblushbaby

Stratton gets 2 weeks

Pranav

Lloyd ryan williams Hore Smith answerth (burgees Gardner)
Fyfe Cripps macrae taranto brouch dusty walsh libba (stocker baker bewley)
Gawn Grundy (ROB)
Dunkley Kelly danger boak daniel heeney (young bines)
16 trades left and 111k in the bank
What should I do?

Adam

Ok ok ok, guy n gals Help please
Lookn at trading duursma and larkey
Dunno which way to go cheap
Fwd eg Gray or Robinson
Then able to get Neale Oliver Bont Merrett ?
Or go the other way Cheaper
Mid eg Selwood Sheed Ablett
Then get Dunkley or someone
Please help with player choices too
Eg

Joe T

One more week till it's all over! Can only get two out of Macrae, Dunkley and Walters this week, who's the priority?

The one that misses probably won't come into my side for another 2-3 weeks.

Ja191

Dunkley over both then prob macrae but it’s team dependent

jimbowan

I would take Macrae over Dunkley any day.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Depends if you are picking on history or form

JohnDJ59

Dunkley and Walters.

SeriousSam

Based on economics Dunkley and Walters. Based on SC score projections also Dunkley and Walters

Macrae – Dunkley – Walters
Projected averages over next 3 weeks
110 – 125.6 – 111.3

Projected Price changes over next 3 weeks
$2k up – $54k up – $48k up

Joe T

This is great! Means I can hold off on Macrae as he won't change in price much.

Walters is a classic burn man but I can't ignore him anymore.

iLoveNMFC

Don't understand why people get so worried about small price drops or increases. If you can get in a premium that will be in your final team as quickly as possible to maximise point output, you should go for it. Just my thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

Bill
TommyC99

Hey guys, usually i try not to post my team but i'm really stumped what to do this week. Had a solid week last week scoring 1876, and looks like ill get 18 quite comfortably this week. Got 12 trades left (shudder) and still a few spots to fill. Any thoughts much appreciated!

165k in the bank (Asterisk next to those who have the bye this week)
Def: Hurn, Ryan, Laird*, Williams*, Crisp, Hore (Gardner, Naish*)
Mid: Fyfe, Cripps*, Macrae, Oliver, Bont, Mcrouch*, Walsh*, Duursma, (Baker, Answerth, Bewley)
Ruc: Grundy, Gawn, (ROB)
Fwd; Dunkley, Danger, Boak, Heeney, Cameron*, Parker, (Young, Bines)

Any trade thoughts welcomed!

Ja191

I’d be trading out Walsh and duursma. You could downgrade either to one of Clark/hately if named and upgrade the other to Neale. By my calulations that would leave you with 270k in which you could trade parker to Caleb Daniel/rowan marshall to finish your forward line

TommyC99

Hey mate, i like your thinking, but can i afford to go without TKelly? If i went Marshall i wouldnt have room for Kelly

Ja191

Alternatively you could go someone like a Sloane instead and get kelly up forward. I’d calc and weigh up the differences in points – you may have to compromise having the best players to have full premium with some trades left tho

SeriousSam

That squad has 14 onfield plus Answerth and Baker – Bewley Gardner, Young unlikely.
In your best 22 you have 2 onfield mids averaging less than 90 and a fwd ave less than 60 you should fix them now.

Time for ROB to go, so what if he'll make another 80 over next 3weeks inc bye.

ROB out > move Bines to ruck – Gardner fwd -Answerth Back- bring in Neale = increases ongoing onfield ave by 50 and opens def/mid swing plus this round it increases your onfield ave by 178

Walsh to Clark = xtra onfield this week increases bank to 324k

Baker or Parker to Caleb Daniel. If baker it increases ongoing onfield ave by 102 but this round only by 48 and opens mid/fwd swing but only leaves 14k. if Parker it increases ongoing ave and round onfield by 47 and leaves 65k

Russty_

Sam…no offence, but you've gone too aggressive too early mate and I'd be very surprised if you aren't a broken blithering wreck in the next 3 or 4 weeks with only 3 trades left.
It's all well and good to get the best team on field as soon as you can but you need backup for what's about to happen, and it will happen, it's already started.
Doesn't matter how good your team is now, there's still effectively 9 rounds to go if you want to get to the final…too many variables will occur between now and then.

Derek

When you get rid of ROB, what are you going to do about Ruck cover? Do you care?

TommyC99

Not really tbh derek. It was mainly for the byes. Every other serious supercoacher will have the same issue if an injury arises. In saying that Westhoff hitting a bit of form and being an F7/R3 would be convenient.

SeriousSam

Deal with the ruck problem when it occurs. If Grundy misses this week it doesn't matter, but if you're a nervous type you could trade in Lycett instead.
I WAS a nervous Nellie about 4 weeks ago when I traded in Lobb instead of Daniel to F6 thereby sacrificing 10points per round for a feeling of security in case of Ruck emergency. I didn't have Rob and I started a speculative R2 who got injured in round 2 so I'd already made my budgeted ruck trade before Rob came along.
Guess what? My ruck cover got injured leaving me with 16 onfield last week and no ruck cover going forward.
The Moral of the story is to deal with problems when they occur.

By keeping Rob on the bench he's giving up a minimum 50 points p/week, in 3 weeks he makes up any points that he may lose in the future due to a ruck missing a game. If a ruck doesn't get injured he sacrifices a minimum 450 points before the season ends.
If a ruck is out for more than 3 weeks you can trade one in, with parker,young and Bines on the bench even with Ruck/fwd cover you'd drop 50-80 points p/game.

Russty_

I think you might've dealt with every problem as it occurs mate, and that will be your downfall I think, you need way more than 3 trades to see you through from here…it will all count for nought when you can't field a full team going into the finals…if you make it that far.
Points differentials between players don't count for shit when there's no trades left, then your team just becomes another victim.

SpudsFC

Find a way to go Parker to TKelly, can't afford to have a guy averaging 60 still on your field. Option is Walsh downgrade to Clark, then parker to kelly. Also gives you Clark's score this week over walsh with the bye

DavidC

Bailey Scott out indefinitely if anyone is holding him in the hope of him getting a game.

Bells

I like the Buddy spec pick if you need a flyer.
Has been injured all year – just coming back to some kind of form given his fitness.
Swans starting to actually move the ball well.
A nice 'swing for the fences' Patch.

Swans2012

Can everyone stop mentioning bud, I didn’t hold him for a month for everyone to jump on now lol
But really he’s a rollercoaster I wouldn’t recommend unless you plan on having an f7 to loop him with…

Derek

I like how the Swans play early most weeks. A couple of Friday nights, but mainly the early Saturday games for them.

Means you can have the big bloke on your bench with the E having a free swing.

You can get a Buddy & Hoff to cover your F6/F7/R3 for the price of Dunkley and a spud rookie.