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2020 Hindsight: Round 4

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G’Day Community! It’s great to have 9 games of footy this round! Plenty of injuries to trade, plenty of big scores, so let’s get into it.

The Top

Marcus Bontempelli (166) had his first massive game of the season with 19 touches and two goals. He had seven tackles and seven clearances. Tim English (145) has gotten away in his last two games after a slow start as well, winning 17 hit outs to go with his 22 touches and a goal. Caleb Daniel (114) was as reliable as ever, with 17 off the half back line. Luke Parker (120) and Callum Mills (112) were the two bright spots for the Swans in a disappointing loss. Mills tagged Macrae and Bont for respective halves of footy and did a good job on both.

Scott Pendlebury (150) has been a superstar for so long, yet is so underappreciated in the SuperCoach format. He had 26 touches and seven clearances, partly thanks to Brodie Grundy (135) and his 47 hit out effort. Taylor Adams (122) also benefitted with 17 disposals and 10 tackles. Jeremy Howe (112) went down with a ruptured PCL injury and will miss the rest of the season. Josh Kelly (120) had a good game after his calf niggle, finishing with 21 touches and a goal, while Nick Haynes (101) continued his good form.

Charlie Dixon (165) snagged six goals against West Coast, who were clearly affected by the hub… Josh Kennedy (116) kicked four of the Eagles’ six, while Andrew Gaff (112) continued his hot form to the start of the year with 27 touches.

Rowan Marshall (117) was last year’s hottest ruckman, but this week was the first time he had a good game. He had 25 hit outs, 15 touches and two goals in the win for the Saints. Jack Billings (113) had 25 touches, while Jack Steele (114) had 21 and nine tackles. Toby Nankervis (184) somehow scored 184 points, and it may be my shoddy maths ability, but I don’t see how 17 touches, four marks, seven tackles, 26 hit outs and a goal gets you 184. Unless all 26 hit outs were to advantage, but then I would assume the Tigers would’ve been more competitive.

Matt Rowell (114) is winning the Brownlow this year. Confirmed. He had 20 touches and kicked two goals, and is making a real case for being an M8 this season. Jarrod Witts (144) had 38 hit outs and 12 disposals, while Touk Miller (111) had 20 touches (13 contested). Michael Walters (113) had 15 touches and two goals in the loss.

Jordan Ridley (134) is becoming a seriously viable option after his 18 touches at 94%. However, McKenna is free to play this week after his quarantine, so it’ll be interesting to see his role. Adam Saad (131) had 16 touches off half back as well, while Sam Docherty (185) was enormous for the Blues in the win. He had 32 touches and 8 marks, whilst also going at 90%. Levi Casboult (126) kicked three goals from his 14 touches.

Imagine what Lachie Neale (147) would’ve scored if he kicked straight… 9 shots at goal for 0.6. Damn. Still a great score, but we would’ve seen our first 200 of the year. Hugh McCluggage (141) has been hot the last fortnight, but he also can’t kick straight, snagging 1.5. He too would’ve cracked 200 if he kicked 6.0 instead.

Max Gawn (141) finished with 33 hit outs to go with his 17 touches, while Clayton Oliver (111) had 23 touches. Pat Dangerfield (140) is back baby, scoring massively thanks to his 22 touches and goal. Mitch Duncan (120) has been so underappreciated for so long and just continued on his scoring way with 19 touches and a goal.

Tom Mitchell (143) had a great game with 22 touches (13 contested) and eight tackles. Chad Wingard (136) is a genuine star, with just one dud game against Geelong so far this season, while James Worpel (133) may just be the best footballer the world has ever seen. James Sicily (114) also scored well, despite 99 of his points coming in the second half. Shaun Higgins (141) was as classy as ever with 30 touches, while Jy Simpkin (119) is loving the extra CBAs with Cunnington out. Todd Goldstein (116) is only in 5% of teams, but is easily a superb selection.

The Flop

Isaac Heeney (64) refused to kick a goal, instead snagging two behinds to go with just 11 touches. He’s much better away from the SCG, which was an interesting and obscure stat from Damo. Bailey Smith (93) was a popular in and had 65 at half time, so to finish on 93 was disappointing. Jack Macrae (92) also used the junk time in the second half to get past 50.

Stephen Coniglio (49) had just 11 touches at 54%, while Lachie Whitfield (85) wasn’t able to hit his monster breakeven despite the 24-touch effort.

Elliot Yeo (59) had 18 touches but went at 50%, and only managed three tackles. Shannon Hurn (86) hasn’t loved the Gold Coast so far, scoring sub 100 the entire time he’s been there, while Connor Rozee (53) has disappointed owners this last fortnight now.

Dustin Martin (81) had just 18 touches at 55% efficiency in the loss, while Bachar Houli (68) was also disappointing. Jade Gresham (43) had 10 touches at 90%, but spent a fair chunk of the game not being able to see thanks to one of the better shiners given in recent history.

Owners of Nat Fyfe (71) will be holding their breath and hoping he misses maybe one week, word out of FremantleLand is that he’ll be unlucky to miss (hoping Damo’s intel is correct). Darcy MacPherson (52) sucked us all in during the preseason, but he does that. He sucks. 13 touches at 46%.

The Blues are winning, but Patrick Cripps (81) isn’t dominating. I’m sure the Blues are pleased it’s an even load, but Crippa owners certainly aren’t. Jack Martin (56) had just 11 touches but managed a goal in the win. Devon Smith (70) had 18 touches and six tackles to go with his goal, but his disposal efficiency was at 44%. Zach Merrett (78) had 17 touches and will miss a week this week.

For the second week in a row, all of Adelaide flopped. Seriously, Barron. Time for a new team. Dayne Zorko (47) only managed 3 touches before hurting his calf/Achilles, and looks like he’ll miss a week from reports.

Jack Steven (36) is the biggest waste of a selection spot. He has no impact on games, and should be playing scratch matches to build up match fitness. Quinton Narkle has more impact and should be in the side based on merit. Tom Stewart (18) owners would be fuming at his flimsy collarbones costing them a trade.

Jack Ziebell (20) rolled his ankle, then pinged his hamstring and will miss weeks. Jon Ceglar (86) would’ve disappointed owners with a sub 100 score, but he was up against Goldy and Ceglar is trash.

Cheapskates

Pat Lipinski (85) is a player that Bevo clearly dislikes, because he keeps dropping him despite playing pretty well. He had 20 touches at 80%, but he had a similar game in round two and was dropped. Sam Naismith (79) was on track for a good score before he went down with an ACL injury. Prayers up for the big fella.

Brayden Maynard (118) is defying all expectations this year with another great score. It’s unclear how his role will change with Howe out, but I imagine he shouldn’t really be affected. Jack Crisp (115) may play more of that intercepting role that Howe did so well, which should mean his average increases? Who know with Crisp. Harry Perryman (66) didn’t show up despite Damo’s shoutout during the podcast.

Dan Houston (76) is solid for a 70ish score this year, collecting 18 touches at 66% efficiency, most in the last quarter. Tim Kelly (102) has stumbled in price so far this year, but hopefully this ton is a sign of things to come. He had just 18 touches, but 15 were kicks and he also laid 6 tackles. Brad Ebert (107) is still a POD despite his hot start to the year, and he managed to continue the streak going with 16 touches and two goals in his 250th.

Max King (43) was disappointing with just 10 touches and no goals, and will make coaches question whether to upgrade soon. Hunter Clark (90) had a good game off half back, as did Ben Long (91), despite plenty of coaches hopping off.

Connor Budarick (47) disappointed those who started him, managing just 8 touches. Jack Lukosius (102) had 16 touches and a goal, but is a serious POD and I’m sure no one actually has him, prove me wrong in the comments! Stephen Hill (73) quietened right down after finishing the first quarter on 54 points.

Andy McGrath (79) disappointed with 20 touches at only 60%, but he did lay five tackles which is promising. Darcy Parish (62) was also a bit lacklusture with just 10 touches, however he did kick two goals to keep his score somewhat reasonable. Marc Pittonet (94) continued his R3 dominance with 11 touches and 20 hit outs, while Ed Curnow (122) had 20 touches (10 contested) in the win.

Jarrod Berry (150) had 23 touches, seven marks, 10 tackles at 78% disposal efficiency against the Crows, which resulted in his massive score. Brandon Starcevich (64) had just 7 touches but also laid four tackles to help his price nudge along.

Brandan Parfitt (104) would be so locked into my forward line if I knew Chris Scott was going to keep him in the best 22. He’s such a gun. I love him. Trent Rivers (33) didn’t do much with his 12 touches, and scored accordingly.

Curtis Taylor (57) may be at the end of his use by date, with 11 touches and a goal not enough to stop his breakeven creeping up to 39. Jaspar Pittard (113) isn’t exactly a popular selection, but he scored well with 24 touches. 

First Dates

Louis Butler (49) played his first game of his career and featured in the backline for the Bulldogs. He had 14 touches but only went at 21%, and looked very nervous. Hopefully he gets a second game, because he’s one who could be a good player if he gets some confidence.

Tom Green (94) came back into the side and was massive in the dying stages to help secure the win. Lachie Ash (25) wasn’t as impressive, with just 1 of his 4 disposals effective. Hard to see a scenario where he holds his place, but injuries to Williams and Davis may save him.

Caleb Serong (71) played pretty well despite only 12 touches. If Nat Fyfe misses, he may get more midfield minutes and a better role, wait and see.

Sam Philp (32) had just 5 touches, but would’ve had about 20 if he could pick the ball up cleanly off the ground. Clearly nervous, hopefully he can get another go at it.

Tristan Xerri (54) debuted for North which ruined people’s loopholes. Jack Mahony (50) had just 8 touches at 50% efficiency on debut, but only played 59% TOG, so hopefully his scoring goes up as he plays more. With Ziebell out, I expect him to hold his spot.

That’s it from me, Community! Enjoy the rage that will follow you around this week, as you try to fix all your injured players!

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Mighty chungus

I got Parfitt in 3 weeks ago. Forget best 22, he's top 6. No way he goes out of the team unless they're playing a conservative hand on his Hamm's. Mmmmm… hammmmms…

s.c.tragic

MMM injuries R Us. What a round, so many trades needed into 2 does not go. Waiting on Fyfe news, is it as bad as I expect ? Good-bye Howe, this was to be my ruck upgrade week, ah well.

Derek

Fyfe might be ok. I’ll happy to hold him for this week.

Have Naismith and Howe also to deal with. Thinking Butler and big Maxy G

Sal

Do we know how long it is, I will happily hold for a week but 2-3 might be hard especially in the shortened season.

Derek

First reports were it was only ‘tightness’ in hammy.

Scans today will tell.

At worst it could be a low grade strain. Don’t think he will be far away.

I’m dealing with the two serious injuries, Howe and Naismith this week

Choppers

Morris from Fox saying no more than 2 weeks….

Choppers

2 weeks is the report…

Jess

If going for rank two weeks is too long I think

Derek

How is your rank going Jess?

Derek

Lukosious is a very good player. Hardly makes a mistake and very cool.

I did start with him but kept it pretty quiet. Loved his DPP (with Brander)

His goal from the sideline was a bit of a fluke, but he is the type of player who makes his own luck.

Choppers

I'm a Suns man, Derek, and that was a very brave move to start with him I must say. So glad it's working for you and us of course.

Russty_

You must be excited being a Suns man Choppers, not much to get excited about there for awhile, I know the feeling, I go for StKilda lol

Choppers

A Foundation Member Russty, been with them from the start and you're right we got a helluva lot wrong in the first 7-8 yrs but I think the Club are on the right track now and I mean off field more so that the players. It's just the players are now benefitting from that off-field improvement and it's showing. Hoping for a flag attempt in maybe 2022-23. Cheers

Russty_

Hey mate, they could be a chance this year the way they're going, Rowell looks like a once in a decade player of the Ablett, Selwood, Dangerfield ilk…plenty of other talent looking good there too, Bowes, Ainsworth, Lukosious, Anderson, King, Budarick, hopefully we see Rankine soon.
Exciting times ahead Choppers.

Derek

I watch the footy on the weekends and I’m constantly thinking, didn’t he used to play for the Suns.

They need to hold onto this batch

Russty_

Bloody oath they do Derek, if the members have some faith, they'll fork out the moolah and then they're off and rolling. Imagine if they had all the current lads and O'Meara now?…they'd almost be unbeatable.

Choppers

I'm pretty sure we will Derek. We've had over 30 extend (re-sign) just prior to contract lockdown and the new boys all want to extend, once contracts can be signed again. This group is sooooooo different to past groups.

Choppers

Agree with all that and like it, but don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves.Been there before. 2014 comes to mind….looking forward to Selwood and Rowell head to head on Sat.

Russty_

I liked how Rowell was actually against Fyfe in a lot of those contests and didn't shirk the issue at all, he's a young bull with a lot of confidence…and it's infectious with the rest of the team.

NDD

I searted Lukosious and have kepy him Will be one of my last upgrades ,Aialent ,no doubt NDD

NDD

TRY again with glasses I started him. and have kept. him A talent no doubt NDD

derek

he bloody bloody good. welcom

derek

you were the one who mentioned him preseason and made me look at him

derek

why didn't you mention Simpkin as well 😉

NDD

I looked very hard at him HE is in now. next is Ceglar

Mikee

Thank you amazing work as usual <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/><img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice write up Foz though I have to disagree with putting bailey smith in a flop category. Any fwd who scores 93 is a ok with me esp with bont putting on his cape and scooping up the points. Tough crowd.

The GWS boys were actually on their second date but like a lot of first dates ended in disaster so dusted themselves off and tried a second.

Russty_

Think he just meant, flop after the first half, kinda like Hill was a flop after the first quarter.

Jess

Ignored Simpkin last week for Bont. Simpkin still good value at 520k? Don't think i mind swapping viney for him, especially since he's a FWD

Russty_

I think he still is Jess, he's very Titch-like in the way he goes about it, gets involved in lots of clearances and quick handballing, has great composure and will only get better. Viney could just go back to averaging 80 again now, he only had the 1 big score and is now probably maxed out.

Derek

He is very expensive now. In my draft leagues I’m trying to offload him. Wingard and Pettrcca are cheaper.

He has benefitted from Ben Cunnington being out last 2 weeks and round 2 getting the Dutchman’s tag.

Still tHunk he will do good, great player, but we saw what happened to Rozee when Wines came back, I think Simpkin output may fall a little.

Russty_

I think he's too good to get hampered by the presence of Cunnington, he just seemed to be involved everywhere during the game, hope he doesn't do a Rozee, now that's disappointment right there but I'll have to stick with the little punk for another week or so yet and hope he does something.

Derek

He is a gun. But he is over $520k now.

To think I can get Whitfield in a week for under $440k

Cunnington not there still has to be considered, plus his high price must be considered if you are thinking of getting him.

I was very happy in 4 draft leagues to get him off the free agent list after round 1. I’ve now traded him in 3 of those leagues While his value is high

Crippa09

I'm no Roos fan, (carn the blues!), but Simpkin has tonned up in all 4 games. Cunnington played the first 2 and he scored a 130odd and a 105 or 110 something like that. 520k for about the current 5th or 6th highest sc points scorer overall, not just as a fwd seems like a steal to me.
….but you're right Whitfield at 440k is crazy! I didn't start with him or Dusty so I'm definitely jumping on!

Jess

At 520k, I'm hoping for an 100 average from here on for Simpkin. I held Whitfield and the next best looks to be Walters but he is over 600k. Sucks that i missed bis price rise but if Simpkin is the real deal then 520k is still the right choice

Jess

If Merrett can go from 88 to 111 in his breakout year, think Simpkin can go from 70 to 100. I hope so anyway

Joe_T

Supercoach just keeps on getting more and more interesting every week!

If Fyfe is out for at least 2 weeks I may just trade him. Thoughts on bringing in Gaff? I feel Danger, Cripps and Mitchell will drop in price more so looking at some other mids for now.

Russty_

Gaff's reliable Joe, even when the Eagles are stinking it up, good player as long as he's not king hitting people 🙂

redherringfc

Cripps and Mitchell will be must haves, their breakevens are 147 and 104. And both are around 600k. If I didn’t already have Cripps, then these are the 2 I’d be looking at. 147 against the Saints is possible (likely?) 104 against gws (de Boer) is also likely. Cripps might drop a few $$, but I’d be looking at either of these guys ahead of Gaff.

redherringfc

And Gaff is also more expensive.

Derek

The WCE boys will be on my shopping list when they get back to Perth

Joe_T

Cheers guys, I think I wanna see some more from Danger and Mitchell before jumping on but Cripps is worth considering. Will toss up between him and Gaff.

Derek

Mitchell is a gun. I don’t think his game last week was 140 worthy, but He gets disposals so quickly, so many contested that SC scoring loves

He will get the Dutchman’s tag this week

Trent

Is anyone else trading Coniglio or holding?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Got Howe and Stewart so cogs has gotta stay

Russty_

Howe and Stewart, that's unlucky mate, I just brought Stewart in last round for Houston…bloody game

TBone_23

Wondering the same thing myself Trent. I reckon keep, surely they realise how much of a waste it is throwing him up in the forward pocket. Besides I don’t really like many of the options at that price point

Valens_FC

He’s out for me.. not just where he played he doesn’t look right.

Derek

He was averaging 104 before this week, which about what you would hope.

My formula had him at 106.5

He did have a lot of upside at his starting price, but with so many midfielder mouths to feed at GWS, even without Taranto, he has been bumped out.

I have much bigger problems than him.

I’m hoping he bounces back this week against the hawks who usually give up plenty of points to their midfield opponents. The following week they have Port, who are number 1 for stopping midfielder points.

The Ranger

Holding. But with gritted teeth.

Lekdog

If you have no other issues, i'd trade. Fantasy Freako's newsletter pointed out that he's almost forward eligible in fantasy!

Matt

Thoughts on Elliot Yeo? Have carried him since the start now, hoping he would come good, but has yet to come good. Can go sideways straight to Wingard/Butler via DPP. Holding him this week would see me offload Viney to a Titch/Bont type however. Massive headaches…

Russty_

I'd get rid of him before he costs you another 40 grand this week, Wingard is a good trade up, Viney wouldn't be much of a loss also, just the one good game for him.
The Eagles have been garbage this season, don't know what's happened to em but it's almost like they've given up trying..they don't seem to have anyone to kick goals on a regular basis. Kennedy kicked a few last week but who else is there, Darling is horribly out of form.

Derek

Old man Hurn if he drops below $500k is worth a thought, especially once they get back to Perth

Matthew

Its a very steer clear of the Eagles kind of season, hopefully they fare better in the WA hub.

Noobmaster69

So obviously have to trade out Howe but I’m interested in trading in these 4 players: Maynard, Haynes, Crisp and Simpkin through a couple moves.
Thoughts?

Matthew

I feel like Maynard could potentially play a lockdown role similar to Howey, as he has in the past – pending selection this week if the Pies go with someone like Dunn or Scharenberg into the side his role could stay the same, however. Simpkin for me is a must have (from my neck of the woods as well). Would toss a coin for Crisp and Haynes, both very consistent, I myself would pick Haynes only because I already have to many Pies in my side.

The Ranger

I'd be guessing that Dunn will come in and play the lockdown role and Moore will be freed up to play Howe's role.

derek

agree Ranger.

Moore will be the one who is given Howes role.

Will be a draft pickup for me.

Shake n bake

Dunn won’t come in. And Moore was robbed last week with 72 pts 16possies 10 marks 6 interceptions at 89%.

The Ranger

Dunn or Magden isn't it Shake?

Shake n bake

Madgen maybe but watch Keane. Might surprise.

The Ranger

Depends who else you have in your back line Noobs but out of those I'd go with Crisp as I think he has more runs on the board.

Noobmaster69

I have Docherty and Daniel has my other 2 premos, but i'm willing to have just them 2 and bring in simpkin

The Ranger

You cant get to Lloyd?

holty01

Thanks Matty. Great write up.

FearTheBeard

Lads are we trading Fyfe? 1-2 week with a hammy could be more? Could come back and do something worse easily with it? Same stage premium and 1-2 week for a burn trade on Fyfe could be costly. Can't decide 😐

Every week I go to build a bank for some upgrades and then I cop Howe injuries following someone else every week at the moment 😐

Choppers

Don't know your team situation FTB, but I'd hide him on the bench for the next 2 weeks if he was in my team and prioirtise trades for Howe, Stewart Naismith and any others who might be stinking it up.

FearTheBeard

Eh few like Cogs etc but not gonna dump them over a week. I'm not sure if I should jump on Titch/Bont/Simpkin etc for Fyfe or just sit.

Howe is going no choice obviously. Was also thinking could cull someone like Brown for pies or King for saints if they are at the end of their profit and bank 100k so I can upgrade someone next week to a prem finally (injuries kind for once).

Choppers

King at 219K and BE33 Brown at $221 BE3…..I'd let King go before Brown, if you want to go that path.You could go down to Mahony M/F @117,300. The Fyfe decision is more tricky as you know your team but any of those 3 would be OK

FearTheBeard

Yeh looked at Mahony & Xerri. Not sure who there.

Dunno what to do. Fyfe out gives me anyone.

Bank 100k now for Simpkin next week potentially if I go the other way.

Derek

Brown might get omitted when Trelor is back this week

Shake n bake

Adams in doubt this week

NDD

Not sure how Ridley fares with the irishman coming back. At this stage Simpkin and Ridley for Howe and Taylor but Gaff looks good also

Choppers

Think Simpkin has more JS than Ridley and is 100k cheaper than Gaff and is DPP…..Looking back at what I just wrote I think I'm saying Simpkin is my choice….lol!

Choppers

Sorry but I don't think my previous post helps much. But Simpkin over Gaff would be my choice. Ridley is a talent but will he keep his spot.

JEL

Getting increasingly frustrated with Dusty's output.
Is it worth swaping him for someone like Gaff or Petracca.

Pman

I was thinking the same last week in respect to Danger but held off and he came good with 140 as Champions do and there aren't many better champions than Dusty and for that reason I'm holding for at least another week, besides Howe and Fyfe are more pressing problems.

Jess

Dusty does this. If tigers are going bad he goes bad. Book him in for a 98 odd average. I dont have him but will hopefully pick him up soon. Top 4 FWD so keep

Jess

After all, Dusty is the king of "run an carry going FWD" and aa good as he is, has little defensive game

Jess

55 tackles last year. Even danger had 107. Devon smith had 209 in his last full season. He does what he does well but relies on his team going well too

Russty_

Same here JEL, bloody frustrating he is, but he usually always comes back and ends up with a keepable average, next year or the year after he's probably done I'd say. Tigers not looking too good at the moment also doesn't help his scoring.

JEL

Yep, last 2 seasons he's averaged just over 100, which is about what he's priced at.
Just pains to see others at around that price pumping out good scores.

Shake n bake

Astbury out for 5 big out for tigers.

Derek

Ben Stratton $196k

He is becoming the new Zac Dawson

Shake n bake

Zorko out for 3.

Jorg Ancrath

Luke Parker. Flying under the radar. Might grab him for Fyfe. Teenwolf will miss 2 games I reckon. Pick him up again when I know he's good, at a discount.

Russty_

Maybe consider Duncan too Jorgy…he's freakin flying so far.
Both at 1% ownership

Russty_

Might not have to trade Sturt after all, he's recovering rapidly apparently and is listed as a test.

NDD

Traded him last week wish i knew

Russty_

You should've rubbed your crystal balls Neil 😉

JEL

Held him as a loophole in the FWD line.
Bonus if he comes back, but wasn't setting the field alight when he got injured.

Russty_

Doesn't mean he still couldn't go ok JEL…he got 100 then 11 lol, if he could average somewhere in between that…
I'd be happy if he could get a spot again coz I have no fwd cover.

JEL

I'd also be happy if he got around the 50-60 mark.
Still has a good BE, so still money to be made.

Shake n bake

2 pies investigated over breach.

Shake n bake

Rusty & Dunn

NDD

Who;s rusty

Ralph

Sidebottom I believe

Shake n bake

Sidebottom

NDD

That's a blow if proven

Russty_

It was me Neil!…haha, what have these Collingwood ferals done now sheesh LOL

The Ranger

Rumour is they went round to Howes place to see him and then Sidey went to Daniel Wells house for a beer.
Not a good look when thousands of people are being locked down….

TOPHAWK1

Coniglio and Devon Smith to Lachie Neale and Caleb Serong this week. Got no injuries…….tempting……..

Jess

Would keep Devon Smith personally. How tough to know if Cogs will play FWD or not. Wouldnt want to have him.

Jess

Merrett out could only help Devon. And with the new news of sidebottom I'd back in Smith to put some good pressure on

TOPHAWK1

Hi Jess. I hear you. With Zerret out, Smith should bounce back. I just cant come to terms in paying $737K for Neale after sleeping on it. I shall wait till he drops a few modest scores and try and get him later. Cheers! TH.

NDD

i would hold TH trades are still going to be so important and cogs will bounce back Smith was ok last week just CD didn't reward him .HOLD

TOPHAWK1

Agreed. Smith is staying and Neale can wait. Coniglio is another story. If there is any hint of him playing up forward again this week he is out for Simpkin. Cheers. TH

Russty_

If you've got the trades left mate, trade yer ass off I say, it's all a bit of fun this year anyhoo, season could get shut down any week so I'm not taking it too seriously this year, just a practice run for next year really.

TOPHAWK1

Thats how I am seeing it as well. Still, I am moving nicely up the rankings now so hope I can keep things rolling. Neale is too bloody expensive mate. Cant do it. Cheers. TH

Derek

Neale is 770k

That is a lot of k’s

TOPHAWK1

You are right and I have listened. Neale is too expensive right now and a spend like that on one player is unjustified. I will wait and try and get him in a bit later. I know your mantra is "pay the price" but no point paying a stupid price. Cheers. TH

Derek

He isn’t going to play Crows, Eagles and Fremantle at home every week. Three teams that give opponent midfields plenty of points.

Has Port and Pies next two. Both teams (along with Saints) are the best in reducing midfielders points.

Buyer beware

Jess

Some people on a FB group are having a go at a special needs guy because he hasnt got matt rowell. Some real jerks in some SC communities. Im glad Jock Reynolds doesn't stoop this low

Russty_

Wow that's shocking Jess, that's why I don't use FB, it's deteriorated into a troll festival and attention seeking know it alls, I actually wish the Govt would shut it down with all it's privacy breaches and aggressive targeting scandals.
It's changed the world and not in a good way.

Binga

Thoughts pls legends; Howe 2 Ridley and Townsend to Serong? Let me know what you think…

Russty_

Howe to Ridley sounds good to me Binga, the other 2 I know nothing about.

Choppers

Howe to Ridley is no prob. Serong might get more time with Fyfe out but is 175K. You could look at Mahony (F/M) as well.

Derek

There are 3 or 4 who could get the bump because of Fyfe being out.

I’m thinking it will be Nundy and Brayshaw, but Serong did get a nice TOG bump in last quarter last week when Fyfe went off, he could

Binga

I got lucky I started with Mahony so don't need to trade him in haha!! I really like look of Serong, av in national champs 139 & 123 in the NAB league.. also in Marsh 1 he played 57% TOG 60 points, 11 CBA's, 14 possessions and 11 of those contested.

Derek

Who in the WB team got Dunkley’s midfield minutes last week?

Choppers

They had a few going thru there….the usual suspects Bont 91%TOG, Macrae 84 Libba 81 Smith 90 and then even Richards 85 and West 82 got a run in the middle…….

Shake n bake

Rusty out for a month??

NDD

that's tough but pobably what's gonna happen T brown will get a repreive one would think

Michael

Any thoughts on trading out Coniglio for Wingard or has the boat sailed on him?

NDD

I wouldn't get all that carried away with Wingard He wont kick 3 goals often like he has in 2 games and his mid time also could be limited .I put him in Heeney and Sicily's class Don't trust all 3

Michael

Cheers for that. Would it be worth trading Cogs at all do you think or hold him? Likewise trading Laird out?

Derek

How far away is Taranto?

Michael

2-3 weeks according to the injury update

Russty_

If I had Cogs I'd hold, I have Whitfield and am holding, he'll come good as will Cogs probably.

NoLanguage96

Keeping it simple this week – Howe to Simpkin via Brander. Annoyed I didn't grab Jy as a North man pre season but he's a must have the way he's playing! Gonna hold Fyfe, reckon he might only miss one

Russty_

Agree about Fyfe NL, and good trade this week, Simpkin is a gun and future premo if not already.

NoLanguage96

Thx mate! Yeah watching him up close he's so good in the clinches, future leader of the club