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EMERGENCY PODCAST | Coronavirus impact on Supercoach

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EMERGENCY PODCAST! With only 17 rounds of AFL, how will Supercoach be impacted?

Lekdog and Patch discuss how trading and lockout might work.

The boys also touch on potential changes to the Supercoach rules, how a reduced season might mean higher averages and why Nic Nat is a BLOODY LOCK!

Lekdog’s Pre-Reduced Season Team Reveal

What do you think community? Any impacts from today’s announcement on your mind?


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hedski

About to listen, that your team Lek?

hedski

3 trades per round?

G.

Would starting both jacobs & naismith be in any way viable?

Therealsharkmove

Grundy is my 1st picked player. Whether we have 100 trades, or 1 trade, or any number in between.

I think the winner of SC will be whoever can adapt the best. I reckon alot of people will go too far with their strategy though.

Troy

So, we definitely want players with high kicking efficiency and tackle numbers

hedski

Off footy, on topic.
I was off work crook (cold/flu symptoms) from Tuesday til Friday last week, doc didn't test me for corona because of low risk where I live and any contacts I've had.
My employer (big company) called me Friday arvo and said I needed to see doc and get a return to work clearance before I could return, so I had to take another sick day today and go to the doc.
He refused to write me the clearance, rang my work and said he had government advice that this was unnecassery for normal cases of sickness as it would clog the clinics and genuine sick people would not get seen to.
My employer argued that it must be done and he told them to call the Department of Health, then he told me to get my fee for today reimbursed from work because it wasn't needed.
Work called me a few hours later and gave me the green light to go back tomorrow.
Not saying it's not serious, but he also said that people my age are generally not at to much risk and would be elderly and pre existing conditions that will get hit harder, most people will have mild flu symptoms.
Anyway hope the footy starts soon and people stop panic buying, i have 4 kids here and couldn't find any bog rolls and bugger all food today.

Russty_

I know mate it bloody ridiculous, the morons panic buying are ruining any chance of non panic merchants being able to buy normal stuff, I'm in the Southwest of W.A and haven't been able to buy any toilet paper, tissues, paper towel for weeks, and now it's more and more food products every day, idiots just need to calm down.
Those Brisbane Scientists / Professors have already pretty much found a cure, they just need the funding and time to get it all tested and distributed, could be within a month or 2 if the Govt does the right thing and funds them with whatever they need.

Skateordie

A cure isn’t a vaccine unfortunately.. but still positive

Rocky

I’m hearing 22 trades fellas.
What makes NicNat a lock now? Are the quarters shortened?

Therealsharkmove

Reduced trades and larger list is what I'm expecting.

I remember when we had 17 teams (1 bye each week) we had a list of 33 to choose from. If teams have bigger lists, I think we do too.

Rocky

Breaking News!!! Scott Pendlebury of the Collingwood Football Club has gone into self-isolation with flu like symptoms!
Wow! Just wow! Don’t pick any Collingwood players fellas! Or players that play early against Collingwood….Or players that play those teams that play Collingwood early…..So, who are we left with? Anyone reckon Swallow can average 105+?

Holty01

I think he has been in self quarantine for at least 3 days now.

Tony

The season can’t run into December. Half way through October is as far as they can go.

NoLanguage96

The G is contracted to the cricket from mid October so there's not much wriggle room

Therealsharkmove

Just don't used the G past October then. The season has already become more 'fair' by everyone playing each other once, how about going further and allowing the top team to have home ground advantage for the GF. If it's a Melbourne team, Marvel Stadium.

It won't be the same not having the GF at the G, but this season can't possibly remain the same.

Billioux

Crazy times. A positive, no byes? as such

John Smith

What did this mean for 18 team leagues?
Do game days start at round 1 or round 3?

Holty01

Would have to be round 1. Be like premier league. No finals, just minor premier I would imagine

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Press release from herald sun with heading:

"How 17 game season will affect supercoach"?

Article content-supercoach will continue.

Thanks for that!

How about giving us something we can USE!!! 😬

Russty_

Cause they expect you to fork out for everything…even Coronavirus news.

Steeeve

Assumption is AFL want to start Thursday. Too much already in place. Then phase out with networks, sponsors, clubs etc after a month.
If I was the players I'd want to postpone the season and go straight through from May. Stop-start would benefit nobody.
Curveball: Coronavirus is supposed to be at its worst for Oz in May. So 4 games then a break could mean they try to return when things are much worse than now. Still no crowds etc. Would be a shamozzle.

Tony

They have to start the season now or risk not having enough time to have the season at all. While they are still able to have games they will have games. The season will be postponed when it needs to be, most likely during May when the virus is at its peak. The season will be a “shamozzle” anyway, but at least this way we should get a season.

Ando

Will Sicily be used as a forward at times like last season? Or will he be used purely as a defender?

Derek

The hawks now have Lewis and Patton along with Gunston up forward. Plus, once BigBoy gets back in the ruck, there will be Ceglar. Plenty of talks up forward

Ando

Thanks Derek. Sicily locked in.

Steeeve

I can't help bit worry that one or two injuries and he'll be back forward

Tony

Not a bad team Lek! Think you could drop one of those mids for a defender though, doubt Gould or McLennan play.

Gainsy

Birch an option if it goes to shorter quarters.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Time to throw out or at least rethink your loophole too as wont know who plays when after rd 4! 🙉

KeenButClueless

Might be Cameron on the bench to cover Grundy. Maybe more of a chance to play anyway if they cram 3 games in 2 weeks and need to give Grundy a rest

Therealsharkmove

Actually I was thinking of a radical plan that would involve:
Grundy R1
NicNat R2
Cameron R3
Williams D7
Brander F7

Obviously, Cameron could back up Grundy but would it be possible (without using trades) for Williams to backup NicNat?

Could you (in theory) sub Cameron from R to F, Brander from F to B & Williams from B to R?

Therealsharkmove

If only Williams was F/R (like he actually is) instead of the useless B/R

DavidC

You can I believe.

Trade Williams out, trade in X.
Trade out Cameron, trade in Williams.
Trade out Brander, trade in Cameron.
Trade out X, trade in Brander.

Suggest you test it after R1 and before R2 lockout. Net result should be 0 trades used as you still have the same players you started with. Reverse trades if it doesn't work. I've never been game to do it after lockout but advised someone else and they said it worked after lockout. No guarantees it still works.

Therealsharkmove

Genius David, ill give it a go

Doc_1

This didn’t work the year Blicavs was mid/ruck. Had planned for exactly that scenario and no dice.

They may have updated the algorithm since, because should be able to shuffle multiple DPPs.

Russty_

Not that I'll probably need it after tomorrow but here's the 14348th version of my team for this season…I'm pretty happy with it, cash in the coffers is $3300 and a prediction of 1932.

Laird, Houston, Doch, Roberton, Noble, Brander –Williams, Gould
Macrae, Neale, Cripps, Coniglio, McCluggage, Rowell, Ash, Pickett –Robertson, Mahony, Budarick
Grundy, Jacobs — Comben
Whitfield, D.Martin, Rozee, Steven, D.Smith, Rankine — Taylor, Cameron

Ando

Nice team Russty! When will Mumford be back? I've gone for Nic Nat myself.

Russty_

Cheers Ando..yeah Nicnat could definitely pay off for you, don't think Mummy will get much of a look in this season, GWS would be looking to get the most out of Sauce I think with his remaining years.

Russty_

Thanks Neil, team wasn't far from this before the announcement, changes made were…
Sicily to Houston, Young to Roberton, Bont to Cogs and Starcevich to Ash.
It's gonna be a weird season…hopefully from here, we'll still have something to salvage.

Derek

I’m going very similar

Only real diff is I have Sicily and you have Rozee

I thought defence was about more predictable

Good team

Holty01

Going to be tough to finish full premo this year I think.

Russty_

You're not wrong Holty, if it lasts, this season will be about who dances the best with who they brung, how well the value players we pick step up and how durable they are…also how well those more expensive rookies perform will be a big factor too, maybe allowing us to hang onto them a bit longer because they're earning their keep, rather than making us want to cash them in asap.

Russty_

I'm all Leagued up Holty but thanks anyway mate.

Maverick_

Hey holty let me know if there is a spot free I’d be happy to jump in if you don’t mind

Holty01

Go for it mate.

Therealsharkmove

I think the idea will still be the get to full premo….It's just the definition of a premium has broadened now

TommyC99

So with these changes does this mean we need to bank on more midpricers and loook for more value? For example Petracca instead of dusty and Cogs/Mcbags instead of fyfe/Danger?

Holty01

I think most are looking at it this way Tommy. I’m the opposite. I won’t be mucking around with this though. Don’t think there is enough trades for any corrections this year

TommyC99

Other than the fact theres no byes everything else that you said is not factual. Everything is all speculation right now so i'm not sure you can be that definitive. This is a very unique period of time right now so i don't think anyone really knows whats going to happen in regards to supercoach.

Shake n bake

Houli out calf

Russty_

Ugh, another one of my Draft backline bites the dust

Shake n bake

Probably just worried 🤔😷

Therealsharkmove

Actually Shake it was probably just a joke but you make a very good point.
Of course the players would be concerned (like the rest of us) but at the moment if they want to still play, I can guarantee it's because they want to be paid. (Which is fair enough, I only go to work for money)

But, during the season are we going to see loads of players say they're sick or injured because they don't want to play, but still want to be paid?

Russty_

Bit hostile there mate, no need for any name calling…I would've thought if they're reducing the games in the regular season by almost a quarter, wouldn't the trades have to match that? I'm guessing 22 or 23

Therealsharkmove

Agree with Russty. If you are reducing the games but making the turnover between games shorter, the most sensible thing to do would be less trades, but an extra rookie per line. (And slight increase of cap to match)

Remember in Gold Coast 1st season we were given a list of 33 and $11,000,000 salary due to their being a bye each week. I think with the uncertainty of players missing games, this would be a sensible move.

Agree the trades could be reduced though.

Jess

All i know is sc is far more flexible than AFL in general. They may make changes, they may even be downright borderline unfair, but there will be a season and we all have to be prepared for big changes. We will know more in an hour or so. Good luck, good health, and all the best finding toiletnpaper everyone. Jess xx

Russty_

I'm down to my last twin pack of Handee Ultras Jess Lol

Jess

1 roll and none within at least 200km.

No idea what to do

Russty_

I guess it's like the old days, a washcloth and a bucket of water

Jess

I went into meltdown last night and changed my team till it was sadly unrecognisable from the one i had spent so long planning. I've now calmed down and changed it basically back to what i was. Think we back what we previously had planned, and maybe add one so midpricers or 250kish players in. But thats all. Depending on what we are faced with i will trade aggressively and still think we will get close enough to full premium fast. Im still backing in a basically g&r team.

What does everyone else think?

Holty01

Hi Jess
Lek And patch’s rabble 996688.
Join if your keen

Holty01

Hi John
Lek And patch’s rabble 996688.
Join if your keen

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I reckon just go with your gut.

Still tossing up between gawn or Neale.

Depends what rookies get a gig.

Either way good to go – just hope the competition feels the same! <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="🙊" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f64a.svg"&gt;

Jeff

English, Naismith viable? I’m freaking out hhaha

gator59

AFL Players association Paul Marsh has just said in a press conference that the players want a 22 game season.. More on channel 7 news tonight

Shake n bake

Said they will make a call tomorrow if the season starts Thursday

Shake n bake

Also said the players rejected a 17 game season

Shake n bake

tuff times Neil 🙁

gator59

I think the Dees will battle to win 3 games all year

Holty01

i Hope so mate. They were good to watch 2 years ago

gator59

Is Derek in Lek&Patch's Rabble, Holty

Derek

I thought I was.

Now I’m not. Now I’ve got a spare league

Holty01

Join back in mate.

gator59

Thanks Holty , But i'm already in

gator59

Is trigga in the league holty

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Loved gawnys little dig at May and Lever. 👏

Jeff

Don’t forget what happened last year vs Saints brutha

Russty_

He's just shit stirring Jeff, Neil knows the mighty Saints will destroy the Dees this year lol

hedski

Good on them, it is the media that is causing panic and blowing this out of proportion.
These kinds of lock downs are unprecedented since WW2.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Really clever by the players to jump on the comment "if the season has to run over 40.weeks then that is what we will do"

Players simple but clever response:
Why can't we play 22 games over 40 weeks therefore limiting the pay cuts?

Forehand smash.

Your serve AFL……

The Ranger

I think it will backfire on them…not a good look to be haggling over money whilst all over the world, people are dying.

Mikee

Panic mode ON <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/><img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

Ando

I'm flip flopping between starting Gawn or not. It's either Gawn and Starcevich or Nic Nat and Sicily. I'm leaning towards the latter. Thoughts?

TommyC99

On face value, you'd think Nic Nat and sicily would average higher. Although just a thought, since we don't know the structure of how the games will be played later in the season if theres a lengthy layoff, if they start having to cram games in i can't see Nic Nat playing off a 4-5 day break, whereas you'd think as skipper Gawn would.

Ando

Thanks Tommy, that's certainly something to consider.

Jorg Ancrath

Thoughts on TMitch? If it's a shortened season, shorter games, he's a guy who will rack up possessions. Only needs half a game to ton up and less chance he tires end of year.

Russty_

Good point Jorg, more resting time for his leg, and he does score quickly.

Holty01

BeveridgeFC (Anthony). I just dropped you from my league as your team hadn’t been completed. You were in my league Lek and Patch’s rabble last year so would be good to keep you onboard. If your still keen, let me know and I’ll make some room.

Russty_

Hey Holty do you know who he is on here..does he post on here?
He's in my JR Megaleague too and I don't remember him being there last year

Holty01

He joined my league when I sent the email out to all who were in my league last year. Not sure who it is though.

Russty_

The way things are escalating, I can't really see the season going ahead mate, hope I'm wrong but it's not looking very good.

Jorg Ancrath

Should delay it 5 weeks. Based on China model, which youd assume will be bettered here, cases will be negligible in a month or so.

The Jinx

I thought I had my team was set and never to touch it before the season starts. Went a panic more and my team has changed a million times in the past 5 days.

I think I'm happy with this set up, with 184K in the bank left gives me some room for an upgrade later on.

Laird, Ryan, Doc
Roberton, Bzerk, Noble
Williams, Gould

Macrea, Neale, Cripps, TKelly(Titch)
Coniglio, Rowell, Green, Pickett
Robertson, Mahony, Budeerick

Grundy, Sauce Xerri

Whitfield, McPherson, Steven
Smith, Schultz, Brander
Rankine, Cameron

Good luck all and stay safe.

EndofttheWorld

Nic Nat No – If they are compacting game schedule he'll miss 1 in every three games IMO.

EndoftheWorld

"….and hopefully it bones Collingwood somehow."

Hahahahaha ! Something most of us can agree on.

Jorg Ancrath

My new team:

Houston, Crisp, Docherty, Noble, BZerk, Young (Brander, Williams).

Cripps, Mitchell, Dunkley, Yeo Conigilio, McCluggage, Rowell, Pickett (Robertson, Starcevich, Budarick).

Grundy, Naismith (Cameron)

Macpherson, Petracca, Brayshaw, Stevens, Smith, Taylor (King,

Russty_

Nice Jorg…fwd line could backfire a bit though, only change I'd suggest would be to get at least 1 premo in your fwd line maybe at the expense of Yeo but hey!…who knows this year 🙂

SC_2020

Any cash left? Naismith might fark you up, Sauce a better option IMO. I don't think Stevens is fit (he might have a virus) so you might have to rearrange your fwds. Not sure you need 3 high priced rookies in defence, you could easily free up some cash there too.

Jorg Ancrath

My strategy is based on cash generation being out the window. No one will get full keen I in 17 rounds, so we'll need mid pricers. But if Stevens is out I'll probably run one rookie deeper and possibly upgrade Naismith. Yeo I'm very bullish on. Will average 115 imo.

SC_2020

Yeo is.a gun, al little up and down. He is very tempting at his price.

Shake n bake

J Stevens most likely out if games go ahead this week

Russty_

Hmmm wonder if that's a sign of things to come.

Shake n bake

Is ruled out now Russty. He wasn’t in my side to start with. But sure will have a lot of teams change things up now.

Russty_

Yeah Shake, I saw that, I had to dump Ash for Green and Steven for Brayshaw, I didn't really wanna go there with Brayshaw this year..anyways, all depends on the zombie apocalypse I guess.

Shake n bake

T Brown Green will debut if games go ahead

TRIGGA_HAPPY

All the colours of the 🌈

Shake n bake

Brown gets his chance with trealor out. He’ll turn out to be a good player. If he keeps his spot will be another thing. but l know the pies want to bat deeper in the mids. He’ll be a main stay 1 day.

harva

What are our thoughts on dev smith and brayshaw vs clarry and a rookie

SamuraiPizzaCat

I'm a bit late getting set up this year. Anyone have spare league spots that I can join? Going to be interesting to see how this season pans out..

Therealsharkmove

Amongst all the confusion and anxiety the COVID-19 has created I don't think anybody has realised something staring straight at us, but….
Surely Lekdogs Team Reveal deserved its own post!

Julz

Any league codes I can join, been overseas for 2 weeks, now on bloody self isolation!!

Dill

Spuds R us (324896) should be a tight comp

julz

thanks have joined 007 Golden Guns is my team i usually finish top 1%

Shake n bake

Its on!

Russty_

Yay!…hope it lasts 🙂

Shake n bake

Me 2 Russty

Therealsharkmove

Great news! If they can only have less than 100 people at an indoor event would that mean games at Marvel must be with the roof open? I'm thinking 22 per team is almost half that already, then you would add in coaches, trainers, physio's, umpires, cameramen, journos etc

Russty_

It says it's still 30 trades and no bye rounds, but it could change.

TOPHAWK1

You beauty!! Time to finalize my team! Its time for some serious midpricer madness!

Shake n bake

Few mid priced players to get a gig in my team to.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Neil,

We are now looking at 16 minute quarters, a reduced round season, an ongoing rookie drought, and uncertainties galore because of the Coronavirus. I reckon midpricers have to be seriously considered now. Having too many rooks makes no sense now, as many wont get a gig. And even if they do, there will not be enough rounds for them to turn into plump lambs to cull. Just my take NDD. Cheers. TH

Dan

Woo hoo!

Dill

Just trying to fill up our league guys. Three of us are regularly in the top 1000-2000 overall. Spuds R us (324896) cheers

TelescopicCox

Any room still? Was 700 2 years ago, then about 5k last year

TelescopicCox

I jumped in. Team is MyBuddyGresh

Shoutout to No Dunks Inc

Billioux

Jumped in thanks. bck2pp

Pieman

Macpherson or Greenwood ?

Shake n bake

Tough one you could get either

Russty_

I like Macpherson's chances of getting near a ton average, being young and hopefully in the mids, Greenwood is 27 now and never really went to the next level.

Danners

Great podcast lads! Crazy to think the season is starting tomorrow night now. Thought I might as well get some of the community's wisdom on my team since my preseason research has been lacking this year. Rookies are subject to teams tomorrow

My team is currently:
DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Docherty, Zerk-Thatcher, Starcevich, Gould (Bianco, Rivers)
MID: Macrae, Cripps, Oliver, Parker, Coniglio, Rowell, Green, Pickett (McHenry, Robertson, Budarick)
RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (D.Cameron)
FWD: Whitfield, Martin, Steven, Smith, Brander, Georgiades (King, Rankine)
$10,000 in the bank

Also 178438 is a league code that is somewhat competitive open for anyone to join.
Thoughts on my team would be appreciated

DavidC

Steven likely to miss R1.

TOPHAWK1

Nice GNR team Danners. Scratch Jack Steven. Will not play round 1. I am going with a more mid pricer team strategy in 2020. See my comments in the Shake and Bake post. Hope it helps. Good luck mate! TH

Johnny

Roberton vs Noble for D4 ??

Pieman

Roberton for me

TOPHAWK1

John Noble if you had to take one. Roberton is high risk with his heart condition.

Shake n bake

Macpherson or Greenwood ? I couldn't help Pieman out so hopefully uses can

Buggie

WHY IS NO ONE GETTING GAWN

DavidC

Please don't yell.

derek

i mentioned it once, but i thought i got away with it

Jess

If we indeed keep the 30 trades I am looking at going even more guns and rookies than ever before. Whats the point of going a team full of midpricers when all you will be doing is unsuccessfully shuffling your mids around. My thoughts are to start. My guns and rookies setup team hasnt changed.

Maverick_

My prediction is dusty won’t play to his usual standard without a crowd.. I feel his one of those blokes that performs on the big stage and from the adrenaline.. no crowds no dusty for me

buggie

agreed fuels off crowd

derek

and Danger

Maverick_

Great point Derek.. yeo or gaff come back into consideration now to replace danger

Maverick_

Now SC have said impact players will score more than your accumulators I might need a reshuffle to give dusty a guernsey again the ultimate impact player can turn a game on its head in 15 minutes .

Maverick_

So if there is short turn arounds between games I’m not sure sauce can back it up week in week out.. are people going to run ceglar in the fwd line as cover and a DPP R3?

I’m considering it but have to drop one of macpherson or petracca

Flaccid Jaff

I'm thinking that flexibility and cover is worth so much!
I don't have macpherson or petracca, but deciding between brayshaw or ceglar, what you reckon?
I'm leaning towards ceglar seeing as my r2 is naismith

Russty_

I reckon Xerri / Cherry and Cameron will play Mav, Cox is crud and won't hold his spot I think. Those 2 could cover.

Worpedo4Brownlow

If anyone’s got some thoughts on my team let me know, can’t stop fiddling! 13k in the bank.

Def: Sicily, Crisp, Roberton, Cummings, Zerk, Starcevich (Watson, Williams)
Mid: Neale, Kelly, Dangerfield, Bontempelli, Oliver, Rowell, Green, Pickett (Roberton, Mahony, Budarick)
Ruck: Grundy, English (Nyuon)
Fwd: Dusty, Greenwood, MacPherson, Petracca, Brayshaw, Brander (Rankine, Taylor)

derek

Greenwood is a good footballer, but he isn't ever going to be a good SC scorer. he doesn't get enough of the footy. he is a contested ball player that should be great for SC, but he only gets it 16-17 times a game. he will do ok, but others have gone past him.

Jes

We need the emergency podcast now.

Im telling people to calm down and stick with their gumd and rookies approaches, but so many people, including jock site are opting for midpricers. Yes, midprice trams will initally score better, but in the end they will be messes. All i can say is back your team in and trade aggressively

JEL

A few spots left in the Jock Straps (784516) .
Jump in if you like, prefer they get filled by JR folk.

JEL

KFC SUPERCOACH CLASSIC

— Each team will have 30 trades, with a maximum of two per round. This has not changed from previous years. This is based on a 17-round season and one round being played per week.

— Player prices will change after two rounds, rather than three.

— The size of 18 and 10-team leagues won’t be changed.

— The last four rounds of the home-and-away season — now set to be Rounds 14-17 — will be the KFC SuperCoach finals series.

— If a season is completed the $50,000 major prizes for both KFC SuperCoach and tips.com.au will be awarded as normal, plus runner-up prizes. Weekly prices will be awarded for any completed rounds.

— The 17-game fixture will not feature any byes, so special bye round rules (best-18 scoring) will not apply.

Russty_

Cheers JEL, makes it kinda easy like afl fantasy with 30 trades still, wonder if they'll revise that?..no byes is great, finals at round 14 sucks though!

TOPHAWK1

Game on! Patrick Cripps VC in Tophawks line up tomorrow night. Lets get on with it.

NoLanguage96

Anyone got any leagues to join? Gotta fill the boots now that we're on!

derek

16 minute quarters instead of 20.

hmmmm…… 20% less time, but still the same 3,300 supercoach points.

my take on the reduced time

Forwards:

They are stuffed. less time, less goals kicked, less points for the goal kickers. You can take 20% off their score, Toby included.

Rucks:

There will be 20% less centre bounces (but it will be relative to everything else being 20% less). There may be an element of less stoppages because the players will be wanting to run more and open up play. There will be alot more play down the centre of the field therefore less throw ins. my gut feel is there will be a lot more than 20% less stoppages. They will be effected as well.

Defenders:

Less behinds, less kick ins. Otherwise, i don't see them being effected by anymore than the 20%

Midfielders:

It will be a midfielders game. The fellas who get more of the ball, will get more points (overall everything will be rewarded with 20% of a score). They get more of everything and therefore will benefit the most. the 'big guns' won't need to rest as much, we will see the uber midfielders TOG increase, at the expense of the less midfielders

Rookies

They are stuffed. Unless they are good, their TOG will be low. Less time on the ground to get points, the lower their score.

I haven't given in much thought, and not one spreadsheet has been used. I'd love to hear other people's thoughts on the effect of the shorter game.

Similar to the 666, deliberate out of bounds and other rule changes in years gone by, there is always a winner.

remember that SC scores are always scaled up to 3300.

Less game time will mean that every kick, goal, tackle etc will earn more points this year.

thanks fellas

TRIGGA_HAPPY

thanks for the update derek.

spot in the happy place if you want to join us.

derek

that would be great. code?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

439713

Jorg Ancrath

Very nice analysis Derek. Is your thinking that Grawndy is not worth it? Perhaps one or maybe neither. If so, who are the best alternatives?

NoLanguage96

Also latest team keen to hear any thoughts…

B – Lloyd, Daniel, Houston, Doc, Noble, Zerk (Watson, Gould)
M – Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont, Cogs, Rowell, Green, Pickett (Starcevich, Robertson, Budarick)
R – Grundy, Jacobs (Cameron)
F – Dusty, Whitfield, Smith, Brander, Rankine, Taylor (Certificate, King)

$26k bank

Russty_

Pretty solid NL…I loik it, a rare spot opened up in my League, jump in if you like (676396)

NoLanguage96

Thanks Rusty! Joined 🙂 Good luck in this modified season we're about to have

Russty_

You might have to change your name NL…Maverick is already the Shinboners

Ando

Is Ceglar the no. 1 ruck at Hawthorn now? If so, is he a serious option in our FWD line?

Russty_

Ceglar, Big boy in defence, but that might not last, Patton backing up in the fwd line, Derek doesn't think Bigboy will last long in defence and will go back to Rucking.

Ando

Cheers Russty

Gibbs

with 30 Trades available, am I crazy in considering Quinton Narkle?
Wouldnt of considered him before, however good JLT, will likely take TK's role and was super in his 3 home and away games last year with a very high point per minute. Is he worth starting at M6 with the possibility of downgrading him if he doesn't perform? Have a few extra trades up our sleeves this year.
Cheers

Soothsayer

Interesting proposition, I wonder if he will.

Lee

The top teams have an easier fixture now so the lower teams have a harder fixture.

Russty_

Where'd you see the updated fixtures?

Soothsayer

Has anyone considered Rampe? He seemed to finish very well after the pole climbing incident.

NoLanguage96

I did, so much quality around his price though

Russty_

He'd be a great pod at 1% ownership if he could average 97 again, or higher.

Soothsayer

Also noone going for DeGoey?

Russty_

I started him last year , got spooked after he got tagged in his first game and then another low one, and traded him out, he did ok after that but not 90 +, he could score ok if he does get 50-50 mid fwd time but even though he got that in the marsh games he still didn't score too well.

AuroraBorealis?!

I did consider him mate, likely to get a bit more mid time with more rotations in the team but hes just too injury prone for my liking

derek

Player prices will change after two rounds, rather than three

i assume the calculation method won't change?

Spiro

Hi all, 

Got a few spots left in a top 200 league. League code is 593782

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Spiro

Hi all, 

Got a few spots left in a top 200 league. League code is 813696

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Dannyboy

Heres some leagues to join guys

bounty hunters 160162-strong competition
Jocks Straps 168199 – loyal legends
JR Community 393766 – loyal legends
Superflogs 320559
Supercoachcartel 922686

Steeeve

With prices to change after two rounds does that mean calculations are only for the past two rounds all season? If so one good game from a rookie will only net you a couple weeks of price gain, rather than three. We'll need to use our extra trades to ensure we get the most consistently good scoring rookies. A 90 followed by a 30 just won't cut it.

Ando

I know it's been mentioned before, but do we think no crowds will affect Dusty? He seems like the kind of guy that thrives on the atmosphere created by the crowd.

Holty01

I think it’s the opposite. He hates the attention so potentially could be even better

Ando

Hmmmm, interesting. Going without too risky you think?

Holty01

So much uncertainty in the forward line. He is 1 of only 2 who I have faith in being top 6 forward

The Ranger

Strange times call for strange Supercoach teams…

Houston, Crisp, Doc, Roberton, Noble, BZerk – Watson, Williams
Macrae, Neale, TMitch, Bont, Dusty, Rowell, Green, Pickett – Robertson, Rivers, Mahoney
Grundy, English – Cameron
Greenwood, MacPherson, Petracca, Brayshaw, Smith, Brander – Budarick, King

Benno

After the communities help here. Is anyone having the following issues with a draft league settings:
(1) waivers not clearing (set for 24 hours)?
(2) no match up data?

JesterJess

Couple of leagues if anyone would like to join. JR Community632844 and Any Gibbon Sundae 888471. Been playing since 2006 and consistently in top 1%. Would love to play against this community. All welcome.
Conversely, does anyone have any available leagues. Have one more I need to join. Cheers. Jess

JesterJess

Thoughts on team. Killed it yesterday. Indulged in mid price panic buying. Then corrected.

Zac Bailey? Everyone at Lions has been talking him up all pre season, Looked good in Mitch Marsh. yet to see him in any teams.Thoughts?
Jacobs and Naismith will make heaps of coin, and mitigate risk of picking either. Again, both look bargain picks. ???
Shorter games and less rounds seem to suit TITCH. Is this the case?

Def : Sic, Doc, Z.Bailey, Robbo, Noble, Bezerk, (Brander,Williams)
Mid : Neale, Jelly, Crippler, Dunks, Titch, Rowell, Green, Pickett, (Anyone who gets picked)
Rucks : R1Grundy, R2 Jacobs, D2 Naismith(I know, a lot of coin on bench, but this year need ruck backup with short turnarounds)
Fwd : Whitfield, Clacca, Lynch, Brayshaw, Smiddy, Taylor (Budda, King)

Holty01

Do you think Bailey is a keeper? Only reason I ask Is it’s a lot of money you are paying for someone who you will probably be trading out and not making much money.

Russty_

With almost unlimited trades and no byes Holty it could be an opportunity to trial guys like that..and then dump em for someone in form if they don't work out.

The Ranger

I think that's the way I'm going Russty, trade hard and trade early. Pyanamese style.
We might only get a 10 round season in, I don't wanna be stuck with rookies.

JesterJess

Stepping stone. Should av 75ish to make me 100-150k. Defense seems to offer up cheap premos every year, hence why ive gone cheaper on that line.

Red5

MacPherson or Petracca,

Holty01

i really don’t like either but with lack of forward rookies, I’ve settled on Petracca

The Ranger

Both?

JesterJess

Petracca. Iv'e got him. flirted with Macpherson, but Gold Coast will be flogged. Especially as the don't have luxury of playing weaker teams twice. He is a decent pick. Low CBAs and will watch the ball flying over his head. Petracca will play at least 50/50 mid time. Slight inconsistency, although Tracca should avg at least 90-100 for me. This is the year to chase value. Especially up front

Ando

Who are we looping guys? Dusty? Macrae? Grundy? Other?

Russty_

Cripps into Grundy for me if Cripps is still in my team at bouncedown lol

JesterJess

Great minds. Got Cripps into Grundy myself

Ando

Good shout! Obviously believe Grundy will monster English?

Nick

Greene or Parish community?

Russty_

Greene if he behaves himself Nick, more reliable, Parish could breakout though, both a bit risky imo

Nick

already have whitfield dusty, smith n MacPherson Russty

Russty_

Solid fwd line Nick, both are decent options I guess, might not be much diff in their scoring this year

JesterJess

Greene. Shorter quarters will benefit impact players. Injury risk/flog factor main risk with him. Parish I'm not sold on. Last years winner is big on him. Both decent picks, but if I had to choose, I'd go Greene.

Blueprime

Wonder what recent events will do to Brownlow odds?

Stevo

Why is jake lloyd not getting any love this year?

Russty_

I think people are looking for better value across all lines stevo

Stevo

Which is understandable, but he averaged 117 going into his bye round as a defender. On top of that everyone seems to have laird who is less than 70k cheaper and only hit the tonne 8 times last year and averaged only 96. I'd have thought that the extra 66k would be worth it for that quality.

Russty_

Yeah you're right, but I think people are betting Laird will bounce back with a 100 average again, especially with Brodie Smith moving into the midfield this season.

FearTheBeard

When are teams named ffs. Need to know whichrookies I can lock in 🙁

FearTheBeard

Also who is the big gun midfields we locking?

Currently have Neale, Cripps, Bont, Mitchell, Cogs.

Anyone able to tell me why not to with any of them or someone else over e.g Danger/Kelly/Fyfe etc? Lol. Sorry just slammed today and not gonna have time to do much homework 🙁

Spud

I'm going Macrae, Neale, Jelly, Cripps, and Oliver.

FearTheBeard

Sicily & Jacobs

Noble & Gawn?

Stevo

Why is not getting Gawn his a gun pick?

Shake n bake

B – Laird, Docherty, Roberton, Zerk, Starcevich, Brander (Watson, Gould)
M – Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Macrea, Cogs, Narkle, Rowell, Green (Mead, Pickett, Budarick)
R – Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
F – Whitfield, Macpherson, Brayshaw, Smith, Rankine, Taylor (Comben, King)

4k left should I get rid of Gawn to Jacobs and upgrade somewhere else or just leave it

Nick

Good team maybe a better defence tho..

Shake n bake

This is not my team! Someone using my name! That’s twice this article!

Shake n bake

Hey Neil someone is using my name this is not my team.

Shake n bake

Not sure why someone would use my Name. I’m sure his reading this so we’ll see if it stops

Russty_

Start an intense debate account Shake…then no more imposters

Shake n bake

Will do Dusty

Nick

Gaff or Oliver community?

Stevo

Who has the better JS and SP out of Toby Bedford and Sam Sturt?

FearTheBeard

Starveich & Williams or is there a better defender rookie (trying to get 2 kids down lol) thanks lads.