SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 14

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Worst. Round. Ever. Rest assured that I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world.

Round 14 is finally the end of this tortuous 3-week period known as the byes, but more importantly it’s the last of three trades in a week. Take advantage of this if you can and cut any dead wood in your side. Start thinking of having mid/fwd and def/mid swings in place for when the inevitable late year ‘general soreness’ hits and trades are either gone or at a premium. 

With two thirds of the comp now off their bye there’s a heap of premium options available for pick up. Which ones do we target? Well Patch, Damo, and Lek dived right in on the podcast this week to find ours and yours best options on each line. Snaring a late season rookie for much needed cash gen is a huge advantage now, keep tabs on who is dominating at the lower level with Barron’s Around the Grounds. Get your all important captain fix with Damo and don’t forget to get Statty’s beautiful looking cheat sheet into ya. 

The News

For tonight, the Eagles have made six changes to the side that was humbled by Sydney in round 12. Shannon Hurn and Elliot Yeo are the big name inclusions, and there’s a debut for Jarrod Cameron (MID/FWD – 117.3k). Josh Rotham and Willie Rioli are among the outs. Essendon are replacing the injured Jake Stringer with Mitch Brown.  

JPK returns for the Swans tonight and the Hawks have recalled Jarryd Roughead after a few weeks in the twos. Ben ‘Pinchy’ Stratton misses with suspension and Tom McCartin has been dropped. Does this set things up for a Buddy classic? 

No change for Freo on Saturday arvo against the Dees. Jake Lever is injured again as is Michael Hibberd. While Jay Lockhart gets a timely recall to help those def/mid benches. St. Kilda coach, Alan Richardson, has finally finished his rebuild of Dan Hannebery’s legs and he’ll make his club debut. Jake Carlisle will also make his first appearance for the year. Brisbane have dropped Archie Smith among three changes, Allen Christensen will play his first game since round 5. Port Adelaide have gone whack! Dropping Paddy Ryder, Justin Westhoff, and Sam Powell-Pepper for their clash against the Cats. Ollie Wines and Brad Ebert makes their returns. Charlie Dixon has been resurrected yet again and will line up at full-forward. Joel Garner (DEF – 123.9k) will play his second game. Geelong have replaced the injured Esava with Darcy Fort (RUC – 117.3k), who is on the bubble.     

There’ll be at least 4 changes between the Dogs and the Pies on Sunday. Libba and bubble boy Ryan Gardner are out for the Dogs, as is Bailey Dale. Jaidyn Stephensen is out for Collingwood. There are three new names on team sheets. Rhylee West (MID – 117.3k), Max Lynch (RUC – 123.9k), and Isaac Quaynor (DEF – 153.3k) 

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

As our teams reach full premium and we set up for the run home, you absolutely want the the best midfielder and probably a top 5 player overall in your team at the end of the year. That man is Lachie Neale and you need to get him in your side if you don’t already. At 578k this is the cheapest he’s been at all year, which is remarkable considering he started the year priced at 607k. He’s had a few “quiet” weeks has Lachie, but you can’t keep a guy averaging 123 down for long. With Brisbane pushing for a top 8 berth he’ll be a big part of that.  

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

From a fantasy point of view Port Adelaide’s moves at the selection table made this slate a lot more spicier. Only .8 separates these two sides in points for after 12 rounds, while Port concede an average of 34DS more per game. It should be a fairly even contest.

RUC

All three rucks are in play tonight and all three have RUC/FWD status. I suspect the solo rucking Scott Lycett (FWD – 10.2k) to be most popular, while Darcy Fort (FWD – 6.4k) should have no problems hitting value if he can hit the scoresheet. This makes Rhys Stanley (FWD – 11.4k) a contrarian play. Rhys has shown a hundred upside twice this year  and with multiple 15k studs available in the midfield, he is not a bad play if you want to make your lineup a bit different.

DEF

Both these sides are fairly stingy in limiting opposition defenders. Looking right down the bottom of the list, Joel Garner (5.7k) had 11 kicks and 5 marks in his debut, if he can back that up he is a 10x value pick. Dan Houston (11.1k) and Xavier Duursma (MID – 11k) are in great touch, in games where Duursma has 5 or marks he’s gone 71, 102, 90, 84, 99, 97, 86. Tom Stewart (13.3k) is Mr. Consistency but his lack of ceiling puts me off him. 

FWD

Robbie Gray (MID – 10.8k) is way too cheap for mine. He should stay in the midfield rotations even with Wines back. Port have largely been solid against key forwards this year, but have given up recent three figure scores to Jesse Hogan and Jack Gunston. Tom Hawkins (11.1k) has kicked 20.4 in his past 5 and is priced well if you think he can get on top of Port Adelaide’s defence. Patrick Dangerfield (MID – 15.4k) is always in play, his record at Adelaide Oval is stuff of legends. Averaging 124 in his past 5 at the venue. Brad Ebert (MID – 13k) returns tonight and was in pretty good touch before his injury. 

MID

Port’s midfield is all over the shop this week, decoding that will go a long way towards nailing your midfield picks. They have also given up some huge totals to opposition mids this year, and my game script is that Geelong should put the Power away tonight. Tim Kelly (14.9k) is a freak with a huge ceiling, as is Mitch Duncan (15k). Like Danger, Travis Boak (15.4k) has a brilliant record at Adelaide Oval this year, averaging 119DS. He’s been named on the ball alongside Wines. Karl Amon (9.6k) is still a good value pick if you really want to cram in as many studs as you can. 


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TommyC99

Hey Kev, another great write up once again.

Got 4 options this week, would love some feedback! Thinking Duursma – D Clarke is a no brainer so each option includes it. Let me know if i'm wrong?

Got 12 trades left. Can post my team upon request. Sorry if its confusing!

1. Walsh, Parker – Treloar, TKelly

2. Parker – TKelly

3. ROB, Walsh – Neale and Lloyd/TKelly

4. Walsh – Neale (wouldnt need to downgrade)

Cheers fellas!

BrownlowBoy

3. Get Neale and Timmy Kelly in ASAP.

More points on field.

SC_Kev7

Cheers, Tommy. Agree on option 4, but option 1 has merit too. I think Neale's b.e is around his average this week, so if he doesn't go mental against the Saints his price won't move a lot

TommyC99

Cheers Kev! 1 and 4 are my two most preferred options at this stage, It basically comes down to whats a bigger priority, punting Parker or getting Neale?

ALso if you are to pick option 4, would you do the downgrade too? Or just hold out?

SC_Kev7

Yeah, I’d still do it. Clarke looking like a high scoring rook, you don’t let guys like that pass

Tiger

4 is the best option. Rob still has more money to make, then grab whoever you need.

TommyC99

Thanks mate! As a pies man im thinking about Treloar as a POD to move up the ranks, but is Neale a must own?

Wayne King

Trade out Gibbons or Stocker for D Clarke, Gibbons generates more money but could still make more and is playing while Stocker is injured but could come back and make more money. Have enough cash to still do 2 upgrades elsewhere trading either out.

SC_Kev7

Stocker still 2-3 weeks away according to injury report. I'd give Gibbons the flick if you have him on field, Stocker if both are on your bench

Wayne King

Good advice, cheers

Sarah

In: Neale, Treloar, Logue
Out: Duursma, Drew, Walsh

Time to make some moves but have had to be tactical to get Treloar, can afford any mid up to 560k but need the cash for future weeks, my rookies are dire!

hedski

If the Hoff doesn't come back next week I'm in big trouble, fwd bench is Gardener and Young……
Cheers again Kev.

SC_Kev7

I'm filthy Hoff is out, hedski. With Dead Man Dixon back at CHF Hoff would've been free to roam up the ground. Bloody Ken!!

hedski

Yeah it hurts Kev.
Not sure if I should go ahead and get Neale and pray Hoff is back next week or waste a trade upgrading him and miss Neale.
Doing my head in.

SC_Kev7

I’ve been close to cutting him anyway, but I’ll hold this week. Sights set on Ziebell after his bye

DavidC

Rotham's ownership is at 11.8% and still people are going early on Naish/Logue. Might wait one more week. I've already got Mr Hinge on my defensive bench.

SC_Kev7

Logue is safe. Replaced Pearce who is done for the year. I’d wait on Naish though, Short could be back round 15

Dylan

I do t think Short coming back effects him, as he’s been playing more half forward from what I’ve seen

Dylan

Don’t*

Brn

I know its wrong but im downgrading to naish anyway. Have duursma as cover back there and upgrades must be made. Ranked highly so maybe not suggesting for all

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

SC_Kev7

What moves you got in mind mate?

Brn

Asking what should i do makes it a bit hard and at the least wont get you many replies.

Love the forward line. Its complete.

Hate the backline. Answerth has to go soon.

Midfield is unique but pretty average. Libba and baker are the priorities there- not so much Walsh given your position. B crouch could be an alright keeper after all.

All things considered, you need cash. Baker out this week is the only certainty. Trade him to clarke and see what else you can do. If you come up with some potential moves let us know. Goodluck mate

Brn

Just realised that you would likely have the melbourne baker, so scrap that. Really need to generate cash by downgrading

Pranav

Happy with rucks and forward line. Extremely light down back and lack those Uber premos in midifield. Thinking libba walsh and smith to Clarke Stewart and neale

Pranav

Planning on libba walsh and smith to Clarke Stewart and neale

Harvey

bont worthy selection over Neale? The 50k saved may be the difference in affording Lloyd next week

Brn

I like merrett more. Bont was the bomb earlier in the year, but his most recent form – even with libba out – is underwhelming for a super prem.

I still rate him on par with gaff! And ge really foes play better at marvel so the potential is there

CalebCripps922

Walsh to
Bont
Merrett
Parker
Gaff
???

redherringfc

I’m in the same boat and am sold on Merrett. So probably any of the other 3.

Dylan

Who would you pick out of Tom Stewart, Sicily and Rich, have to decide between those three for a premium defender

Rick

Stewart. Most consistent

Nozzy

Walsh Rocky and Setterfield to Gaff Clarke and Marshall?

Thoughts..

Dave

Tossing up whether to trade B.Smith (Adelaide) to either M.walters, C.Daniel or T.Stewart?

Going Stewart will leave me with Hore as D6 and Setter field F6(will be looking to get Hurn in the next few weeks when he drops in price to complete backline)

Going one of the forwards will complete that line but leave Hore as D5 and Naish D6 (again will look to get Hurn in a few weeks).

Currently have gone Walters because I like Freo's run better than the doggies but leaves me with only $2k in the bank… Am happy with Hore being a D6 for the rest of the year once I get in Hurn. My only other upgrade required after that is M8. Will have 10 trades left, $2k in bank. Thoughts?

Russty_

Great call getting Walters last week for 476k John..seems to be delivering the goods nicely

Russty_

Don't look back mate, billings could still end up spudding it…he has before plenty of times, that could be his highest score last week of his career ever. Drew could still be a good downgrader for ya to finish your team.

Bob

Out smith Scott and Parker in Logie Clarke and boat.

Plan on upgrading Walsh to Neale next week. Any thoughts on this?

RealDealNeale

What to do with ROB? He's my current R2 but I had always planned to move up to Gawn

11 trades, 90k bank

DEF: Hurn Lloyd Blakely Hore Smith Williams (Naish, Gardner)
MID: Fyfe Neale Oliver Bont Brayshaw Cripps B.Crouch Duursma (Setterfield Bewley Stocker)
R: Grundy ROB (Bines)
F: Dunkley Kelly Danger Boak DeGoey Marshall (Schultz Young)

Opt 1:
Setterfield > Clarke
Stocker > Hind
ROB > Gawn

Opt 2:
Setterfield > Clarke
Duursma > Macrae

Opt 3:
Setterfield > Clarke

Look at Gawn in a few weeks, and maybe bring in Sloane next week

Blue

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Connor

Trade ROB? Will free up cash for upgrades over the next few rounds…

TheBest

I would agree..<img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

Maverick_

ROB to Fort is definately an option to consider now he's named..
cash grab and If Fort can string a few games together a decent cow

Streety

Oliver vs Sloane anyone?

Big G

Sloane proven performer, but Oliver can put out the odd massive score due to being in a dud team.

NoLanguage96

Oliver

BoltonsBlues

Walsh, Libba, Lockhart > Pendles, Oliver and Clarke with 190k still left over so can have pretty much any midfielder i want, ive already got Kelly, Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Macrae

G.C.

Got a bit of a conundrum community, and could do with some advice. I've got both Goldy and ROB, and I'm looking to cut one loose this round:

DEF: Hurn, Williams, Sicily, Crisp, Hore, Moore (Answerth, Gardner)
MID: Fyfe, Cripps, Neale, Bont, Oliver, M. Crouch, Walsh (Gibbons, Bewley, Baker)
RUC: Grundy, Goldy (ROB)
FWD: Boak, Kelly, Danger, Marshall, Worpel, Young (Corbett, Bines)

1) Goldy, Walsh, Moore -> Gawn, Lloyd, Clarke + $2,100
2) Goldy, Walsh, ROB -> Gawn, Dunkley, Clarke + $69,800
3) Goldy, Walsh, Moore -> Lloyd, Dunkley, Clarke + $111,000

I'm thinking 1. I know Gawn is so expensive, but his BE is only 109 and he's a SC machine. Dunkley would be nice, but I still don't trust him with Mr. Magnets for the whole season. I can fix the forward line next week, maybe bring in Daniel if I have to.

TBone_9

Gday fellas! Annoyed that Westhoff has been dropped after putting up with his mediocrity since bringing him in. Assuming no carnage at selections tonight I’m thinking Hayes, Stocker and Balta to Clarke, T. Stewart and B. Riach. Riach just as a basement priced mid/fwd swing who has the most Sunday games coming up. Leaves me enough in the kitty to go Duursma up to Sloane next week and B. Smith up to hopefully Laird. Might be a few $ off of getting Laird in which case I’d probably grab L. Weller as a POD. What are everyone else’s plans for this/next week? 🙂

Derek

Just getting Lloyd and Neale, nothing much really, might help a bit.

NoLanguage96

Libba > Fyfe
B Scott > D Clarke

TommyC99

Hey fellas, appreciate that help earlier from Kev and BB. Just have one more question. I am aiming to get both Neale and Treloar due to their cheap price tags. I can either go Walsh up to Neale but NOT have the funds to go Parker – Kelly OR Go Walsh – Treloar so i ca do the Kelly trade. Whichever way i go i plan on owning both treloar and Neale eventually anyway!

pat cripps

out: setterfield, baker & b smith

in:
clarke, h andrews and c daniel
or
hind, rampe and marshall
or
clarke, marshall and rampe

thoughts community ?

James

A.

Clarke a must have but is marshall and andrews doable?

pat cripps

yes it is, do you prefer marshall over c daniel ?

Russty_

I agree with James Pat, Clarke, Andrews and Marshall…stylin! Andrews is a gun and has a high ceiling, not sure if Rampe can maintain his current numbers and is a bit of a crazy cat.

Steve

Struggling to decide between Stewart and Ryan as an upgrade option in defence? Ryan seems to have a higher ceiling but Stewart much more consistent, only one score below 88

BomberKnighta

Same but i have Sicily in the frame too? Any ideas community? Also Stewart saves coin.

James

trade put larkey or setterfield?:

Joe

Am I chasing points getting in Walters as my last fwd?

Fwd line is currently: Dunkley, Kelly, Danger, Boak, Heeney, setterfield (young, Moore (hawks)).

Or is C.Daniel, Marshall or another a better pick?

Joe

Also, would it be better to upgrade young or setterfield? Young to Walters only leaves me with $5k. And will need some $$ to get Hurn in 2 weeks hopefully

Mick

Personally Daniel or Marshall if I were in your shoes. I’ve ridden the Walters rollercoaster before. Surely teams will start putting some work into him after the month he’s had.

Matthew

Logue worth his inflated price?

Russty_

You could afford to have another week's look at him maybe…if he backs up with a good score this week, he'll be the most traded in again next week.

Brn

Waiting a week is best

redherringfc

Hopefully, too late to reverse trades for me.

John

Trade Schultz to Logue via Gardner and trade Tom Sparrow to Clarke, which leaves me with 14 trades and roughly $50k. And next week downgrade Wilkie to Naish if selected and upgrade Duursma to any premo midfielder

OR

Trade Wilkie to Logue, upgrade Setterfield to Caleb Daniel and complete my fwd line and Sparrow to Clarke. Leaves me with 13 trades and only $1.5k

hedski

In no surprise to anyone Gardener has been dropped.

Russty_

I thought he might've been the next Balta, score cruddy scores and still get a game and turn it around, guess Bevo isn't as patient as Hardwick.

Russty_

It's a shame…how do you play a whole game and only get 3 possessions?…I was a fairly shit player as a young bloke and still got 10 or 15 even when on the bench for half the game.

Brn

Way too overhyped, mostly due to his price. Shame

The Ranger

Nice D8

Russty_

Hanners in for the Saints woohoo…how the hell does Parker keep getting a game? lol, not complaining though.
Hope Hanners gets through the game ok. Good to see big Jake Carlisle back too, it's been awhile.

Brn

Here comes the late bolter that is hanners. If he kills it things will get interesting

Russty_

Yeah mate…could be an easy upgrade if he delivers the next 2 weeks, from a spuddy or injured rookie.

Sam_01

How long is the Sav out for down at the cattery? Just think Grundy could be a late out

Sam_01

Yeah I’m not super concerned I was more just wondering if fort will get a couple of games as I’d be DDP trading to him anyway to make cash

Saritz

Grundy will play

Mac

Tried Walsh, Libba n Mundy to Fyfe, Clarke n Dubkley but am $100 short, Grrrr

Fyfe, Clarke + (Boak, Walters, Daniel or Marshall???)
0r
Dunkley, Clarke + (Boak, Walters, Daniel or Marshall???)

Appreciate some clarity

Sam_01

Tough call mate very tough
Unfortunately you need them both haha I’d probably lean to Fyfe and Boak you know what you are getting, boaks at a good price

Mac

cheers buddy. That's where I'm starting to lean too. Couldn't believe I missed out on the big 2 by $100. $100 geez. That's probably 1 kick. Spewing I didn't pull the Mundy Dunkley trade last week. Gave him one more n clearly his lunch getting cut by Blakley, Walters n Brewley.

Mac

another consideration is Dunkley (BE63, +$60k) will potentialy increase by more than Fyfe (BE97,124 n +$13) over next 2 weeks……

Bubz

Hey all, really struggling to find what to do with my team. I have 9 trades and 50k, currently think Stack and Setterfield to Bont (?) and Garner via Gardner, however this means I will likely miss on Dunkley unless I sideways trade someone. What should I be doing?

DEF: Lloyd Ryan Sicily Williams Milera Duursma (Gardner Answerth)
MID: Neale Cripps Fyfe Macrae Cogs Sloane M.Crouch Stack (Baker Hately Scott)
FWD: Telly Danger Boak Cameron Heeney Gray (Setterfield Young)

Brn

Stack is due for trading, would continue to hold the sliw burn of the year that is setters (if trades are low he can still make $. Duursma could be worth a trade in

The Mighty Wokkas

With one spot remaining in fwd line, do I double downgrade and then upgrade to tkelly or do just one downgrade and bring in Walters, Marshall or Daniel. Keep in mind that my downgrades will be Duursma and stocker, and I already have D Clarke in mid. What do I do? Cheers

Russty_

I'd do what you have to do to get Tim Kelly.

Brn

Its a punt mate but all of walters marshell and daniel could score similarly within context. Dont break the bank for kelly if you are up for a pod

redherringfc

Westhoff was meant to cut loose with Dixon back in the team.

HE WASN’T MEANT TO MAKE WAY FOR HIM.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Russty_

Just get Lycett in mate, he has had 3 good weeks out of the last 4, and now he's the main ruck.
I had FK-Hoff in there too, hoping he could improve, and he did last week, and got dropped…freakin great!
Another example of a forced trade.

redherringfc

I got the Hoff last week. 🤪

TheLostBoys

With Darcy Fort being named, is it now worth trading Reilly Obrien to Fort? Was planning on holding Obrien for the extra cash he will generate, but if Fort plays for multiple weeks he may generate more. Concerned that Fort may be back out again next week.

Brn

Rob to fort is the most practical trade if you have him

Tommy

Fort only playing because rat is injured. Will be dropped next week

Lekdog

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Holty01

Hmm after thinking long and hard, I’ve decided to hold off on Merrett and Hurn this week. So I’m going to be selfish and hope Merrett gets the Hutchings tag and Hurn takes it easy after coming back after his hammy. Now I’ve said this, watch them both pump out 150s 🤔

Sam_01

Haha I hope hurny takes it easy
He is my last onfield spot to fill gonna have to wait 2 weeks to find the cash though 🙁

Holty01

still a great effort only needing 1 more upgrade.

KSinny

Thoughts on going Gibbons to Clarke, Balta to Fort and Walsh to Neale? Leaves me with $229k and 9 trades.

Brn

Will fort be of use to you? If yes get him. Clarke is priority

Brn

All trades are great if you can properly utilise fort

KSinny

Probably not as a scoring on field player but Definatly to make money

Stupid Coach

Awesome job Kev. I'm panicking at the moment. Who is more important to bring in out of D Clarke or Fort. I could bring them both in but that means I would have to make three trades ( I want to also bring Lloyd in for Duursma or Willie). Leave me with 11 trades which I think is too low at this stage of the season. Help!!!

Stupid Coach

Wilkie*

Brn

Mate who are you bringing fort in for?
He is a ruck only.
Clarke looks the goods mate

Stupid Coach

Bringing him in for Sweet. Will give me a second ruck with Goldy having the bye this round.

Russty_

Wouldn't bring Fort in, dodgy js at best…probably not worth doing really.

Blue

Job security of Joel Garner

TommyC99

Got dropped after 1 week and i thought he played alright that game too so not sure its great. Port also dropped a few guns so wouldnt be surprised if they came straight back in

silversovereign

Probably the first to go when rocky comes back

Tommy

Would need to be one of ports best to hold his spot

Browny

Neale Or Lloyd the best option??
may be one or the other not sure i will afford both at any point!

Maverick_

Lloyd is the must a stand out in DEF a cut above the rest imo, hurn second.
If you miss Neale still some great options around. Gaff Duncan Merrett Bont macrae

Brn

Hard to go past lloyd. Lots of mids to choose from and neale – as good as he is – is fading a bit. Other mid prems

TommyC99

Treloar and Kelly

or

Neale and Marshall/Hawkins

Brn

Treloar and kelly because of kelly's ceiling and treloar's ability to go 110+ easily 🙂

TommyC99

Treloar has an easy next 2 weeks so hoping could gain some rank there. If I go Marshall i miss out on Kelly for the season unless i get an injury and im not sure i can afford to do that. Thinking If Marshall has a stinker against Goldy or Gawn in the next month i could bring him in as an F7 to loop with Jez Cameron towards the end of the season

KSinny

Is it worth getting Oliver over Neale to be able to get rid of Brodie smith for Stewart (or a defender $501k or less)?

Dash

Steward or Lloyd this week. Have been waiting for Lloyd for so long now – 100k difference.

Dash

Stewart that should read.

Russty_

Can't go wrong with Lloyd Dash.
Stewart has reached premo this year but not uber premo, lifted his average 16 points per week but Lloyd still has the tendency to go large every week if the circumstances are right.

Dash

Another one. Looking at Oliver versus Bont for a mid spot this week too. Thoughts?

Russty_

I have both but I'd go Oliver over Bont..just.

KSinny

QUICK, which defender for 501k or less???

TommyC99

Stewart
Ryan
Sicily

in that order

KSinny

Already got Ryan and sic, Stewart over JJ?

No idea

yeah I reckon, for consistency

The Ranger

Stewart for mine

TommyC99

For sure

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Rampe pod it up

Jace

I'm trading smith to jj as a pod

The Ranger

I just jumped onboard the Billings train.
Never been on it before.

Wish me luck.

JugHead

Good luck. It's like the train ride at the amusement park. A lot of fun but you need a strong stomach.

Russty_

Agree Jughead, he'll either want to laugh uncontrollably or puke after the week's effort lol

Rick Grimes

Never eat before the Billings ride. Good chance you'll blow chunks. That's when it's not closed for maintenance.

Swans2012

Welcome aboard ranger, it’s been a somewhat satisfying journey so far this season

The Ranger

It's a bit of a "going down swinging" sort of move.
Might not be great in the long run but it could be great every now and then.

Derek

Well that stuffed my week up. I have Hurn in my bench

Derek

Without an E

Derek

I reversed my trades just before the game started. It put Hurn back on bench because he didn’t play last week.

I realised 1 min after start

Maybe Hurn will be quiet tonight

Derek

no. Will only have 17 now.

Had Rocky, Libba and Hoff all not playing

Derek

Libba was my M9, Had Rocky at M8 and I thought the draw looked good to swing the two during the byes and the second half. he was going to get me through round 13 and 14. Gave me a 30 and a see ya later.

Anyway, Libba and Rocky both out this week for Lloyd and Neale

Russty_

What happened this week Derek?…you have a bunch of playing players on the bench not scoring.
Looks like it's gonna be a disaster score.

Russty_

Hope all's well mate, and it wasn't some kind of family emergency.

Derek

I’m pretty much assured to lose all my matches by less than 91 this week

Holty01

Damn mate, that sux. Hope you recover

Callum

Hind or logue worth going on early?
I never go early but i seriously need money ASAP.
naish isn't playing but am open to trading him in as Its setters making way so he isn't playing anyway.
any advice is always welcome

Russty_

Yeah I think it is Callum if you need cash, I was skint this week and wasn't going to trade but ended up trading, now I have 400k in the bank.

Callum

Would you go hind or naish? what’s Hinds JS like good to see he held his spot with Hannebery back.. short maybe back next week going to affect naish?

Callum

It would have to be will setterfield or bailey Scott. 80k more from setterfield but lose a DPP and warm body on the bench

The Ranger

I'm banking on Logue taking the place of Pearce so he should have pretty good JS

JugHead

He has a bye this week…..but that aside….. any love for Lachie Weller as a value pick def?
473k, DPP, 3 game average 99, 5 game average 95.

Sam_01

I like him mate, might be an option for next year I think

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Picked him up in draft

Been good dpp a nice little bonus..

The Ranger

Had him in mind for a D7/M9 spot but the way my cash generation is going he'll be too expensive.

the tiprat

walters or marshall? need for my last forward spot

Russty_

Marshall maybe more chance of finishing the season.

Russty_

Looks like Clarke sucks when he's not tagging someone…hoorah!
Hopefully not another spud rookie.
Why isn't Worsfold putting him on someone?…like Yeo or Sheed, or anyone…to get him into the game…sheesh

Rick Grimes

Yep, just running around the ball but never touching it. Another spud, sadly.

TommyC99

Thinking woosha might be having a look at who’s the dominant mid to send him too. Although don’t think it takes a half to decide that

No idea

No shortage of Eagles midfielders finding the ball. What’s Woodha doing??? Time for another coaching change?

Russty_

Yeah I think Yeo just cracked a ton so why tag him?…good strategy Woosha!

Russty_

Guelfi will be spewin his George Michael haircut won't get seen on TV for a few weeks…choose life!

Ja191

Clarke has been way better than what he’s scored

Tommy

Clarke has lifted in the second half! Hope he holds his spot

Bill
Russty_

Which Clarke are you talking about?…Marshall regardless.

TommyC99

I’m not an Essendon supporter but I’d be fuming if I was one. Woosha has a bloke off the back of a rising star nomination for his tagging yet lets Sheed, yeo, Shuey, Gaff and Redden all take the absolute p155. The bloke kept arguably the best player in the game Cripps to under 15 touches but Woosha decided not to tag Sheed/Yeo who were incredibly damaging.

Russty_

Yeah agree Tommy, maybe he just doesn't care much anymore, Woosha seems like a bit of a bitter negative personality these days.
He could've at least stopped one of those guys!

Swans2012

Glad it wasn’t yeo 😉

Russty_

That's a nice start to the week there for you mate.

Russty_

Poor ole Bangladesh, they'll need 22 guys to bat to beat our score lol

Rick Grimes

Got close.

Ryan

Is it worth bringing in Bewley for Gibbons?

Peggi

Better to go early on someone like Hind than pay extra for Bewley

Maverick_

Do you have 18 onfield already? If so maybe wait on hind if it’s not urgent… personally I don’t bring in a rookie after there first price rise if I can avoid it

Russty_

Still don't know if Heeney's gonna come good yet John, if he doesn't he's an avoid for me going forward.
Maybe just the one would be wise this week?..Walsh to Neale, and keep Drew's money banked.

Russty_

Yeah mate leaving it for another week is also a good option, trades in hand and all that jazz…I needed money this week so I got rid of Walsh etc and banked some coin but I'll need to be careful now as trades are getting low.
Still think Neale's the best of those 3 though.
You could also consider Gray, Lycett or Hogan as cheapy fwd options.

Russty_

Yeah I remember when you did that, with Ryder and Westy getting dropped Lycett could really shine now, I bit the bullet this week and dumped Westy for Lycett.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Heeney will go bang tonight after a rest.

If I had JPK be putting the VC around his neck.

He owns his own pill against the hawks.

Callum

DEF: hurn Ryan williams sicily Smith Rozee (gardner hinge)

MID: Cripps Fyfe Macrae Oliver Treloar M Crouch Walsh Duursma (Scott hind D Clarke)

RUCK: Gawn ROB (fort)

FWD: Dunkley Kelly Dangerfield boak Marshall Heeney (setterfield burgess)

229k 2 trades remain this round .

Option 1 – rozee too Lloyd.

Option 2 – rozee too Neale/Duncan/bont via DPP

Walsh too Sloane is locked in next week
I Am open to waiting for Whitfield to return from injury 560k & 150 BE when is he back?
Love some help I’m not sold on Neale after seeing curnow tag him out last game

Maverick_

Option 2 for me with maybe Neale he can still go HUGE any given day also Zorko is so damaging on the scoreboard he will still get a tag over Neale.
Then your Sloane move next week.
And hopefully in 3 weeks you can grab Whitfield by then if back I think he will match Lloyd’s output when fit…

Dash

Oliver or Bont this week?

Maverick_

Oliver for me I feel he hasn’t completely fired and still avg 106 at start of the season he was almost a must have at 620k and now only 540k an absolute steal and should be able to take advantage of Melbournes easy draw ahead.

The Ranger

Bugger all in it but Melbourne have a good draw

Dan

I was wondering which you think is the better option:

Trade Goldy to Gawn (meaning I will hopefully get to a side with no more rookies on field in round 17, with 4 trades left for carnage/finals).

OR Trade in Brayshaw or R Gray (meaning I will hopefully get to a side with no more rookies on field in round 16, with 6 trades left. But still be fielding Goldy instead of Gawn).

The Ranger

Depends on your league position but I'd rather have the 6 trades left.

Rick

Upgrade rookies first, then worry about Goldy

James

Stuck between these two trades need some advice PLEASE !! Do I trade trade Schultz to Logue via Gardner which leaves me with 14 trades and roughly $50k. And next week downgrade Wilkie to Naish if selected and upgrade Duursma to any premo midfielder OR downgrade Wilkie to Logue this week and upgrade Setterfield to Caleb Daniel (leaves me with 13 trades and $1.5k) to finish my forward line?

Def: Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Sicily, Hore, Wilkie EMG: Answerth, Gardner

Mid: Fyfe, Cripps, Macrae, Cogs, Treloar, B Crouch, Stack, Duursma EMG: O.Baker, Bewley, Clarke

Ruck: Gawn, Grundy EMG: Sweet

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

The Ranger

Take Clarkes 59 or run with Bewley and Answerth onfield?
Tempted to take the 59 and drop Answerth to the pine.
Got 20 playing so it might not matter but I've had plenty of scores lower then 59 this year…

Swans2012

I’d take it over Answerth

Russty_

Taking 59's better than risking a 25 or 30 I reckon Ranger.

The Ranger

Leaning that way Neil….watch Answerth ton up this week….

RealDealNeale

1 trade made thus far – Setters to Clarke. At the moment I have 10 trades and will be coming out of the bye with Hore, Duursma (mid) & ROB as my only rookies on field, if I hold for the rest of the round.

Which option looks best:

1. Duursma > Macrae

2. Stocker & ROB > Hind & Gawn

3. Hold this week. Get Sloane next week for Duursma. Wait for ROB to fatten up for Gawn in a few weeks

TelescopicCox

1 trade left this round. 10 overall. Below is how I'll look coming out of the bye

Backs: Lloyd, Crisp, Hore, Williams, Duursma, Wilkie (Naish, Gardner)
Mids: Fyfe, Neale, Macrae, Danger, Treloar, Kelly, Cripps, M.Crouch (Baker, Bewley, Clarke)
R: Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
Fwd: Dunkley, Kelly, Boak, Cameron, Heeney, Begley (Burgess, Young)

OPT 1: Duursma > Oliver (DPP Burgess down back, Danger up FWD). Wilkie to a premo DEF next week
OPT 2: Duursma > Andrews. Wilkie to Sloane next week.

TelescopicCox

I've crunched the numbers and either way I'm stuck with a rookie on field, unless I sacrifice a higher end premo. Which combo on field?

1. Sloane, Andrews & Logue
2. Oliver, Laird & Naish
3. Brayshaw, Hurn & Naish

Ja191

2

Ned_Starkers

Trades done for this round, 9 left for the season…
Def: Hurn, Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Duursma, Logue, Naish, Burgess
Mid: Cogs, Cunners, Cripps, Macrae, Fyfe, Oliver, BCrouch, Clarke, Setterfield, Answerth
Ruck: Gawn, Grundy, O’Brien
Fwd: Dunkley, Danger, Kelly, Boak, Billings, Heeney, Baker, Bines

Still some work to do, but if I get lucky will use 4 trades to complete:
Baker, Duursma, Drew and O’Brien to Neale, Ryan, Stewart and a non playing dpp Rookie probably. Doesn’t leave me the best bench cover week to week though.

Any thoughts or better options to consider?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I assume the VC is still.in play for most?

That is one thing the byes are good for provide a number of C options if your VC gets the job done..

TOPHAWK1

Probably going Gawn into Dangerfield this week. Pretty safe bet. Cheers Trigga!

Beezneez

1 trade left this week after Walsh to Neale. 11 trades left. Torn between M Parker to Marshall to complete fwd line but with Young and Burgess/Gardner on the bench and $14k left …or
Don't do this trade and Duursma to Hurn next week. Def would then be Hurn Laird Williams B Smith Lloyd and Hore with Naish and Burgess/ Gardner on the bench ….or
Do the Paker to Marshall trade and next week B Smith to Logue and Duursma to Hurn leaving 8 trades and $40k. Any thoughts appreciated.

Beezneez

Ps just realised I could see how Logue goes prior to the St.Kilda game to see if it would be worth trading B Smith to him next week. My priority is to get in Hurn and a straight swap to Duursma will save two trades but also pick up Marshall.

COREYSC

How are we going this week community?
How many players do we have available?

Derek

I would have had 18 if I didn’t have Hurn in my bench last night.

As a result only have 17, not bad considering I have Rocky, Libba, Gardner and Westhoff to deal with.

Amateur mistake last night though and will hurt in a few must win league games.

KSinny

19 this week, after doing 3 trades tho

COREYSC

After trades I’ll have 18 but only 17 if Dangerfield doesn’t play……

Swans2012

Same situation rocksta, will use the smith trade if I must!

TommyC99

Hey guys I posted this last night but probably posted it at a bad time, so thought I’d try again. Got a few spots left in my mids and 1 spot left in my fwd

Treloar and Tkelly

Or

Neale and Marshall/Hawkins

TelescopicCox

That's tough. I like Treloar & Kelly but only just

Holty01

2nd choice for me.

Maverick_

I like the 2nd option Tommy.
I'm a treloar owner and I don't wish it upon my worst enemy to have to own him. his usually on 40 at 3QT and manages a 50 pt last quarter to get 90ish with 40 touches and 35% DE. please lock in neale

TommyC99

Haha appreciate the response Mav. Only issue is that this is my last fwd upgrade so going with Neale means i miss out on Tim Kelly unless i get an injury. Would you still do it?

Maverick_

could you make sloane/kelly happen? otherwise i'd go treloar and kelly you can't afford to miss Tim up fwd Tommy. you say you have a couple mid spots left so you can get neale later anyway he just won't be at his bargain price of 570k is all…

TommyC99

Thanks mav, I haven’t actually really thought about Sloane. As a pies man I have just been big on Treloar due to his price tag and me wanting another pies player in, but what is not ideal is the fact he can have 38 touches in a win and still not Ton up. Got a soft draw next 3 weeks but then has giants, tigs and eagles. Sloane has the ceiling to go large by as he has the bye this week if he fielding Oskar baker over him. Decisions decisions…

dontblushbaby

Buddy is tempting with the Swans draw coming up – Hawks,Gold Coast,Freo and Carlton

Lazza

Great F7

Stupid Coach

I have used one trade so far to bring in Dylan Clarke. Which of the following is the best option for this week:

Option 1 – Duursma to Lloyd. Leaves me with 12 trades but not enough cash to trade Walsh to Neale.
Option 2 – Duursma to Lloyd and Walsh to Treloar, Walters or Henderson. Leaves me with 11 trades.
Option 3 – Option 1 and try to get Neale in next week (will have to burn two trades to do so).

Thanks community.

KSinny

Smith to Stewart is pretty obvious but tempted to go either Rampe or JJ as a POD

KSinny

Oh wait I can't afford Rampe…

Brn

Stewart a pretty good pod still

Lazza

I’d be going JJ before Stewart.. much higher ceiling and outperformed Stewart over the past 4 weeks ..,

Lekdog

You bloody good writer you Kev xo

James

Caleb Daniel or Rowan Marshall to finish my forward line?

Lazza

Marshall

Lazza

FYI – Danger didn’t fly to Adelaide.. not to say he won’t , but he hasn’t gone with the team .. might want to rethink the ‘VC’ option

TelescopicCox

Passing on Oliver for a 20k discount on Sloane, for a better defender.

Best sub 500k def to bring in? Sicily, Andrews, Rich, Stewart or JJ?

Other option is to rely on Garner getting another game next week and going Oliver this week, Laird next

Swans2012

Sicily then rich then Stewart for me

COREYSC

I’ve bailed on trading in Sloane next week just going to play the
Long game and not Push too hard too early, just downgrade the rookies to Rookies on the bubble rather then going early on a Hind, Garner or Stein and just playing the long game!

TOPHAWK1

Danger to miss. His wife is having a baby. That leaves me with 18 fit players now. One more late out and its time to go to 7 Eleven to grab myself a Krispy Kreme donut.

TommyC99

You sure hes gonna miss TH? I heard hes just on a later flight

TOPHAWK1

I hope I am wrong but the guy that told me very rarely gets it wrong. I am praying he does play mate. Hoping for a miracle.

Rick Grimes

It's just a bloody baby. They'll be others. Danger will be just be resting around the forward line anyway, his missus won't miss him.

Josh

Stuck on trades for the week
1. Bont and Logue
2. Oliver and Logue
3. Neale and Naish
4. Neale and Garner
Leaning towards 1 or 3 but I'm worried about Naish's job security

Nick

Do you guys reckon Rampe is worth his current price of is he just on a good run but likely to end the season scoring in the low 90’s. Has his role ie the swans structure changed ????

Need to know before tonight’s game as may bring him in.

Rick Grimes

Seems a risk. Avoid

Lazza

Have just over 20 mins to decide whether to VC Lloyd into Gawn… else Gawn into Dunkley… thoughts?