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Lekdog's First Team Revealed

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Well community, the team picker is here!

If you’re a Supercoach Gold subscriber then you can login now and have a crack at a team.

Lekdog has chucked his team in here for you without too many surprises and almost no speculative POD’s or breakout contenders…naturally this will change.

Let us know in the comments who you’ve picked or who you think Lekdog should change!

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EndoftheWorld

First !

00P_s

Thats a good looking team already if those rooks get a run

Endoftheworld

Can plug in at least half that side into my team.
Few questions
Docherty – injury risk too high? – watchlist
Bonar – Haven't seen much to like from him so far – I guess the price is right
Hutchesson – Was he a mature age pick? If he's a GWS rookie mid then no chance for me – their list is chokkers with options.
Rankine – only if the pickings are slim
Henry – Will he play, will he get the ball enough? Serong.
Rowel – Surely there are far better value rookies in the midfield – watchlist only he would want to absolutely rip it up preseason to get in my team.
Cahill – who?

SC_Kev7

Walsh blew the "value rookie" out of the water this year. Made 250k by R7. Having him at M6 I can get around, M7 maybe not

Deji

SC 2020

Def:
D1 Laird 525k
D2 Dawson 467k
D3 Doc 436k
D4 Robbo 260k
D5 Gould 117k
D6 Rookie 117k
D7 Rookie 117k
D8 Rookie 117k

Mid:
M1 Macrae 668k
M2 Kelly 637k
M3 Dunkley 632k
M4 Cripps 635k
M5 Oliver 593k
M6 Rowell 207k
M7 Pickett 123k
M8 Hibberd 114k
M9 McHenry 123k
M10 Bytel 123k
M11 Roberson 117k

Ruc:
R1 Grundy 705k
R2 Gawn 697k
R3 Comben 117k

Fwd:
F1 Whit 604k
F2 Dusty 543k
F3 Steven 361k
F4 Smith 335k
F5 Rankine 123k
F6 King 123k
F7 Rookie 123k
F8 Rookie 123k

Total 9,998,700

Patch

Gosh it's like Christmas

Sicily, Docherty, Houston, Young, Rivers, Gould (Bianco, Watson)
Macrae, Neale, Dangerfield, Mitchell, Cripps, Rowell, Pickett, McGinness, (rookies)
Grundy, ROB
Whitfield, Dusty, Buddy, Brayshaw, Bonar, Rankine (Taheny, King)

First draft will be unrecognisable by Boxing Day.

Jorg_Ancrath

No Gawn. Interesting. ROB to step up to a 110+ average this season? Not sure i see it, tho I'm a fan of his.

Patch

A lot of water to flow under the bridge but as Damo mentioned on the podcast earlier this week he has a feeling Gawn will drop off and maybe so do I? Do I? I dunno.

Russty_

Hi mate, I was thinking about leaving Gawny out for maybe Marshall but I'd probably end up regretting it.

Maverick_

I started Gawn & goldy last season and didn’t regret it at all! Although I did jump on ROB rd 5 which was a cheeky shark move that catapulted me ahead I’m not sure that’ll happen ever again haha I’ll be looking to a nicnat, Marshall or English to partner grundy I think if any of those can show a pulse through JLT…

Russty_

I hear you Mav, Marshall is very tempting but not sure how Ryder will affect him though, NicNat for me is too risky, and English still a fair ways to go before he's knocking 100 + out every week I reckon.

Russty_

Marshall's very tempting bud..just hope Ryder doesn't take too many points off him.

Patch

ex oh ex oh

00P_s

ROB or Phillips? Similar ave last year but Phillips was injury affected so he is 114k cheaper. He scored 98 rnd 1 v. Nank, 114 rnd19 v. ROB, and 98 rnd 20 v. Eagles. His 2 injury affected games were 79 and 75 v. Port and North, he was on track for 110+ scores in both games.
Bombers will definitely give him a go straight up. He's more athletic and has better skills than TBC keep an eye on him during preseason

Patch

Not sure mate, will monitor it in the preseason. Depends on what you want from a ruck, I suppose, but he'd be the pick of those cheaper options for mine as it stands.

Pieman Dave

Devon Smith at $335k? Really cheap! Will be in about 90% of teams I’d reckon!

Jorg_Ancrath

Isn't Roberton a burnman? Seem to recall everyone pumping his tyres last year before the inevitable season ending injury. Just don't see the attraction, even at that price. Wouldnt be top 6-8 defenders.

Jorg_Ancrath

There's always some temping mid-pricees, but this year it looks extra tantalizing. Gonna require a lot of discipline to stick to a GnR strategy.

Patch

You've gotta yo before you lo, Jorg. I'm feeling a lot of yo-ing at the moment.

Whitey

I'm a little worried about Dusty, last time they won the flag he had a very poor start to the year. Looking a Hugh Greenwood for F2, he only has to improve by 5-8 points per game and he becomes a top 8 fwd. Should get more opportunities at GC. Think the fwd line could be interesting this year and could be worth a punt or two.

Patch

With you, Whitey. A lot of really, really cheap options up forward, too….

Ranchy

How’d Dusty go in the first six rounds last year?

Westy

Lek, a couple of questions about rucks and DPPs.

I'm looking at a Grundy, NicNat team with a cheapie DPP candidate for R3. In terms of FWD/RUC DPPs we seem to have lost lots of options there from last year. We now only have Ryder, Ceglar, at 400K+, McInerney, Patton, Preuss, Ladhams, Chol at 300K+, Balta at 200K+, Campbell and Coleman-Jones below 200K, while Cameron, Strachan, Xerri, Comben and Nyuon are at rookie prices.

Is there any value in running Ryder in the FWDs to provide ruck cover?

Alternatively, is it just worth going set and forget with 2 premos?

Maverick_

I think this was quiet a popular move 2 seasons ago I think it was westy so may be an option if forward rookie options are thin.. I'd want too see Ryders job role at st kilda during the pre season will he play majority fwd & his JS to be rock solid for his price. Marshall was fantastic last season so you'd imagine his there #1 man still Ryder to play forward and relieve for patches.

For me all the other options below aren't much chop not worth running in ya fwd line.
For me its set & forget at this stage westy.

Patch

I reckon it'll be set and forget again, Westy, unless Patton looks to become a monster.

Westy

Thanks gents, the more I look, the more I get concerned about the lack of options there.

Steve

Good morning all, bring on 2020
Don't you just love the build up and the endless changes we make to out teams, I'm already up to about 4 lol.
I usually don't look at putting a team together before New Year but sitting at work with very little to do.
My current team.

Def: Lloyd, Williams, Docherty
Young, Gould, McLennan
McGuinness, Bianco
Mid: Macrae, Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Treloar
Rowell, Pickett, Robertson
Rantall, Rivers, M.Hibberd
Ruck: Grundy, Gawn, Cameron
Fwd: Whitfield, Martin, Smith
Bewley, Rankine, Treacy
Patmore, Riccardi

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bit of tempting value in the fwd line around that prickly price of $350k.

1st look might run with Whitfield, Steven, acres, smith and lynch. Rankine as F6.

Got a feeling in my bones about big Lynchy with a full pre season and you know me love a good gut call. 🙈

Maverick_

and I wouldn't rule out buddy yet! lighting it up on the track in sydney rumoured to be the fittest in years trigga.
so much value gonna be very hard to control myself this year

Patch

You? A gut call? Knock me down with a feather Trigga, I'm shocked.

Need to see a lot from Stuv to give hm a look-in but there's absolutely no shortage of cheapies.

00P_s

Lloyd-Sicily-Docherty-Doedee-(McKay-Brander-Starcevich-McQuillan)
Neale-Fyfe-Cripps-TMitch-Taranto-Pickett-(Flanders-Cahill-Hayden-Golds-McInerney)
Grundy-Gawn-(DeKoning)
Whitfield-Buddy-Steven-Smith-(Bell-Joyce-Madden-Cameron)

I'm counting on smith and steven outscoring Dusty and a rookie by about 20 points
(Bracketed players are fluid)

00P_s

HA that didn't last long.
Dropped steven and put flanders fwd with GIBBS at M6

Gibbs ruling the half back line at crows training and they're using his precise and penetrating kicking instead of Laird or Smith. This could mean a return to the high 90's low 100's average with occasional 130+ thrown in.

Maverick_

DRAFT #1 of thousands

DEF : ZWilliams RLaird SDocherty SHill TBianco WGould (TRiver JMclennan)

MID: JMacrae PCriips TMitchell COliver MBontempelli MRowell MPickett JMead (HSchoenberg NCahill MHibberd)

RUCK: BGrundy NNatanui (CComben)

FWD: LWhitfield DMartin LFranklin DSmith IRankine JMahony (ESmith MKing)

BANK – $222k

Tyruddanaut

Love Nic Nat

TOPHAWK1

Hello community!

Quick post by TH. Here is my first team:

DEF : Williams Dawson Docherty Doedee Gould McLennan (Rivers Bianco)

MID: Macrae Fyfe Cripps Dangerfield Oliver Rowell M Pickett Bytel (Schoenberg Mead M Hibberd)

RUC: B Grundy Gawn (Nyuon)

FWD: Whitfield D Martin D Smith Fogarty Rankine Mahony (E Smith Xerri)

$40K left in the bank. Obviously there will be many changes going into the season proper, but I reckon this team is a nice starting point.

Thoughts? Cheers. TH

Tyruddanaut

Like:
Docherty, Midfield, Rucks, Whitfield/Martin
Use of rookies
Standard Structure (3-5-2-3)
Respectable amount of midpricers (moderate risk-reward)

Dislike:
Speculative picks (Smith, Dawson, Doedee)
Non-playing R3

Overall it's a great place to start and could see a very good season come from this team, with rookie utilization used appropriately.

derek

Midfield: i like your midfield. The debate regarding Tom mitchell will be interesting this year, i don't think he will be in my team. I probably have Neale just ahead of Oliver, but the $65k price difference is significant.

Rowell is a must and your other rookies look like obvious ones for now, maybe throw in Mchenry.

Rucks; Can't argue with the rucks.

Forwards: Whitfield, Dusty, Devon and Rankine should be the 4 locked in players in everyone's team this year. Fogarty is high risk.

Defence: i don't have one same player

Tyruddanaut

Menegola as a forward exclusively doesn't score enough to be a top 8 forward with all of his skill combined. As for the Kelly hoel,expect Guthrie,Duncan,Narkle and Menegola to make a combined effort at filling the gaps

Tyruddanaut

Forward line is set from F1-6
Dusty, Whifield, Greene, Hill, Frampton and Rankine.

F1-4 are proven performers with more potential to increase than decrease, barring Whitfield
Frampton is purely speculating on team role, and if he will gain enough minutes playing as the full forward and backup ruck, to potentially score 65 a game as a safe option
Rankine is a gun, needs minutes however.

Thoughts?

DavidC

A fit and competitive GWS midfield will see Toby pushed back into the forward line, expect his scoring to decrease. I have Whit at the moment but he is expensive and injury prone, should be able to pick up cheap later in the season. Forward line is definitely the line to take risks this year.

Anthony Jones

What is Billy Frampton priced at and is dpp RF

RoyWetard

165,4k for Billy Frampton. FWD only

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Kelly void be filled by a young chap called constable and a new recruit called Steven.

Russty_

Merry Christmas one and all…have a happy and safe day everyone !
Got my SC Stats yesterday and put a ramshackle team together, woohoo it's getting closer.
Anyone heard how Tommy Mitchell is travelling?…would he be a wait and see or a starter for you?
Cheers lads

Maverick_

Gday mate. Hope you’ve been well the past few months and had a lovely Christmas with friends & family.. last I heard Tom himself was not real confident he’d make round 1 and if he did he thought he’d be on limited minutes.. but leave him out at your own peril mate! I have him in but it’ll be a close watch in JLT any sign of being managed I’m off him

Russty_

Hey Mav, been great mate some big life changes for me the past few months, hope you've been well and had a great Chrissy.
Thanks for the titch heads up, will keep an eye on his pre-season to see if he's still the pill gathering beast he was.

Pete

Why is stephen hill free priced so low?
Worth jumping on for 190k?

Russty_

Just because he only played 3 games last season Pete, I think he's worth it for sure if he's 100% fit.

Pete

Freo

SHARKMOVE

Merry Christmas all!

Boy oh boy 1 year is a long time in SC! Last pre season (before JLT) I got an absolute roasting for suggesting Sam Walsh will be a good pick, but here we are 1 year later and everyone man and his dog are saying the young fella Rowell is a must have……

Is this based on the fact the Walsh dominated?
I'm gonna go the other way on this one and say tread carefully. Sam Walsh would run 16k per game. These are elite numbers. Theres no guarantee, this number 1 is going to pull similar numbers no matter how talented his is.

Russty_

Hi mate, pretty sure plenty of others were on the Walsh bandwagon last year, me being one of them, he had huge ownership actually I think.
Not sure if I'll be paying Rowell's 200k price tag but Flanders looks like a good sort of player…can't take too many expensive rooks.

SHARKMOVE

Hi mate. Yes, every man and his dog was a slight exaggeration….it was close to a 50/50 discussion with some rather potty mouthed posters against it.

Can wait to see some of the Simpsons References from Patch once Flanders gets going!

SHARKMOVE

This was pre-JLT 00p_s. Sure by the time Round 1 came along, slot of people jumped on board. But before that, people were saying that high priced rookies were never worth the extra outlay

Maverick_

Do people have a list of burnmen they will not be touching, breakout hopefulls or just offer serious value in 2020?

Not a burn man but one bloke i cannot own in 2020 for health reasons is adam treloar and strongly advise any body who cares about there well being to please do the same. although he finished with an avg of 113 last year i suffered dangerously high spikes in my blood pressure from the stress of owning treloar from day 1. Never have I seen a bloke so often be on 30-40 at HT and miraculously finish on 115+ I spent more time watching pies games from behind my couch than the comfort of it and my 6 month old daughter now knows a wide variety of profanity 🙁

Russty_

Haha…yeah that's understandable about Treloar Mav, too much stress associated with that yoyo boy.
For me it's buddy and Heeney, Heeney was super frustrating last year, going missing in several games…I might change my mind if he proves himself reliable again by the second half of the year.

Maverick_

yeah i have not even considered heeney russty he's a bloke i'm not getting dragged into picking this year.
and Buddy your steering clear of or? he looks in good nick atm! his in my current side but he could easily be swapped to smith….

Angus Brayshaw hurt me last season. But at his 450k price tag but he has a preseason too change my mind I expect melbourne too bounce back this season and atleast be competitive in matches. I want him back on a wing but tomlinson/langdon may steal that role

Russty_

Problem with Heeney is, he's not a bad price for a guy who averages 95 odd, it's those goes missing games that really gives me the shits.
Buddy is a star but gets injured too much cause he's an old fart now..so not reliable, gotta have reliable players, it's hard enough getting to the end with trades left without covering for a bunch of injured mofos.
I've got D.Smith and am thinking of also running Lynch and Steven but that's super risky I reckon, they could both end up averaging 70.
Time will show us the way mate.

DavidC

Sydney brought in Lewie Taylor from Brisbane and Sam Gray from Port who both could play significant time in the forward line freeing up Heeney to maybe play more midfield minutes. Am I tempting you yet? Need to monitor his role through preseason I guess.

Maverick_

Very interesting David I’d forgotten about both those blokes making the move to Sydney! Lewis Taylor what a pre season specialist he is ha he screams pick me every Pre season with blistering form then The H&A comes along and his no where to be seen.. I’d like to see him do well this year in new colours. Could both mills & Heeney finally be released in the guts in 2020

Derek

My first team has Whitfield, Dusty, Heeney and Smith at D1-D4. Looks good to me as season long keepers

Russty_

He has a device installed in his chest and is on medication permanently I think, I won't be risking it with him mate unless he's powering in the pre-season, Doedee is a similar price.

Henry

Schoenberg will not play round 1 that’s that. Not when he’s getting caught by the club down Hindley street

TOPHAWK1

Was Schoenberg caught on the p-iss? If so, he is a little dic-khead!! I have him in my team as a midfield rook, but if this is confirmed, he will not debut round one. He will have to earn back the trust of the playing group first.

Holty01

Nice team Lekdog

JugHead

Haven't heard much about Cockatoo. IF fit, surely he plays a lot of games for the cats in 2020. They need his speed badly. 148k and DPP.

Russty_

I'll be keeping an eye on his pre-season Jugs, he's got some talent for sure, could be a good pickup.

Derek

He is a good player but not sure if I’m there best 22. If picked round one must be considered. I think we will have some good cheap rookie options in forwards this year

Catzzzman

He's a brilliant player, definitely best 22 but more of an impact type player imho. Not supercoach relevant and super injury prone.

DavidC

Carlton need to give the young guys a run this season. Ed and even Simpson are not sure best 22 selections. I won't be picking to many from bottom 4 sides.

DavidC

Yeh, Richmond aren't exactly Supercoach friendly are they? Maybe Dusty or Lynch and that's about all. Can't see their rooks getting much of a run either.

Holty01

Hi all. Is sc gold worth it?

RoyWetard

I know that on the SupercoachScores website there are 4 position threads with all of the prices on there. For example (Position) 2020: Ruck Discussion thread has all of the rucks and so on so If you're willing to wait a month you could use that as your guide for a month.

Russty_

Hi Holty, I just forked out for it again, it's only $20 and I like the prediction scores and the easy quick look at the team with the green or red dots in case I don't have much time to check the named teams , also the analyser and player histories come in handy for the research so yeah I reckon it's worth it mate.

Borgie

How to you but SC gold?? I've searched everywhere…it's so dumb it don't come up

Borgie

How do you buy SC gold?

Russty_

It's called supercoach stats now Borgie..it's the gold writing on the herald sun supercoach page

Wah wah fc

Yes mate, just do it.

Jess

I have placed top ten overall without it, but now consider it a must for the super keen supercoaches. Unfortunately a full herald sun subscription can provide enough articles for the hardcore, although i despise the cost

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah thought he had me but huges and Moses finally come good bonus it was a double round.

You took all the fun out of it picking khan as VC. 😉

GEEZ he is IMPRESSIVE!!

Over to you Maxy. Might be the difference.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Well weather stuffed that. 😖

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Imagine if you loaded up on stars for dwg next round.

Lady luck she plays her part.

Still anyone's game you r just ahead with 2 players to go each.

One of our bats fail be all she wrote…

Ferg my best starting pick by the length of the straight so far … 🐴

Derek

If he was a defender I would be interested, but as a pure mid there are too many better options

KeenButClueless

He’s a mid/forward, which keeps me interested. I think he’s a solid option. Ugly bye, but stays right under notice for me.

Mightyboosh

Can we Please keep this Thread AFL related Feel free to post your AFL SuperCoach teams NDD and TRIGGA.

Shake n bake

Buddy out 10 weeks.

Russty_

Thanks Shake, guess that rules him out as a starter, only Arthroscopic surgery though so he could have a great year after that all heals up and he gets his full fitness back.
He could also be a good replacement if Steven, Brayshaw or D.Smith aren't performing or get injured.

Jess

Lol. But he is in firing fit form….

Jess

Lek. Are you sure on bonar at that price?

What are you thoughts on Oliver's improvement?

Jess

The three prems i am torn on are Dangerfield, Oliver, and Dunkley. Who knows what Dunkley's role will be this year, and he is yet to be proven, but he aberaged 127 after his move to the mids. Danger could return to his awsum scores, and oliver is only young and should improve. Who are your picks of the three?

SCChampChamp

Hey guys, last year ran my first $100 cash league.
This year hoping to run x2 $100 cash league and a $200 cash league.

Email joshua.[email protected] and I'll add you to the group to get involved