PODCAST | Howe To Recover From Supercoach Injuries

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Damo and Lekdog chat about all of the injury news and try to fix your teams!

Howe, Fyfe, Stewart, Zorko, Merrett…they’re all covered.

10/10 – “Love listening to this pod in Uber rides.” – Steele Sidebottom

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Macrae Titch or bont ? Struggling to split them. Other considerations are tk and Yeo. Could be serious value in a few weeks especially when they return to Perth


Are you planning on bringing all in at some point? If so then Bontempelli is probably as cheap as he’ll get and a bit cheaper than the others. I’ve got 3 spots to fill and looking at the same 3.

I’m going with Mitchell this week, be of 104, but he is against gws with de Boer likely to try and stop him. My gut says he’s on track to become elite again and I don’t want to miss out. I think he’ll at least get his be this week and then go on from there to be up there with Neale.


Yeo carrying a shoulder injury, I've had him from the beginning…its been a painful slide down the cheese grater and I'm unloading this week, trade-in at your peril I'd say but if you were to go with it I'd wait and see how he goes back west for 1 game at least


Any saints fans out there, what is Jade Gresham's role this year? Considering in a draft league


Not sure Connor but I wouldn't pick him, too unreliable, there are better options, like Butler for instance.


Haven’t been hearing anybody mention Bachar Houli as an option to bring in for Stewart or Howe? Averaged 105 last year, has scored this year of 111, 110 and 68. The game he scored 68 he had 21 disposals he just used it very inefficiently. What do people think of Bachar Houli?? He’s also only selected in 4.2% of teams


BE of 141. Might be wait a week and see. Having said that, Bachar is the type of player who'd smash 141 when people are holding off! LOL


He may not travel interstate to hub as he is expecting a baby so Trent Cochin was saying.


Okay so who would you boys take out of Sicily, Haynes, Crisp or Maynard then?? Cheers guys


I’d take Crisp.


Haynes looks the most consistent, Maynard probably offers a bit more ceiling.


Serong v Tom Green? <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/><img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>


Both should get some game time with Fyfe and Williams out, hard to Split but I'd go Serong due to Freo gonna give the kids a go this year you'd think.


best forward to bring in this week? trading out darcy macpherson.
or hold?


I’m rolling the dice on Parfitt up front this week.

If you want to play the high risk game*, have a go at Membrey.

(*high risk probably means ridiculously stupid)


Wingard, Butler, Simpkin maybe Parfitt?..anyone who's in form cause a fair few are out of form eg Dusty, Rozee, Heeney, Whitfield.
I wouldn't hold Macpherson, he's too unreliable.


Great podcast lads. Have to trade & playing safe this week….
Trading Fyfe & Howe to Mitchell & Lloyd.

I’m worried that Fyfe will miss more than weeks and the rookie cover is not solid enough for that long. Also avoiding the “value traps“ in such a compromised season, so passing on Ridley & Simpkin for now. Mad or Wise?


👆🏽Fyfe could miss more than 2 weeks.

The Jinx

I'm thinking the same, he might miss more than two weeks and he might lose some cash for a couple of weeks if does come back.


McCluggage has a low BE and is in form that's who'll I'll be bringing in to warm Fyfe's seat.


McCluggage a nice POD too and a serious breakout contender this year. Don’t mind it!

The Jinx

Love the Podcast fellas👍

3 injuries to deal with this week the likes of Fyfe, Howe and Naismith. Moving up the Ranking nicely, would like to maintain that rise to ranking by trying to maximise onfield points this week. Will be offloading Fyfe this week, this say 1 to 2 weeks he'll be out, just not confident on how he'll do, when he comes back and could bleed some cash.

1. Fyfe to Parker and Naismith to Ridley (via Williams)
64k leftover holding Howe for either Goldy or Gawn next week.
2. Fyfe to Parker and Howe to Haynes
210k leftover, by holding Naismith i wont have cover in the back and might not have enough to get either Goldy or Gawn next week.

3. Gamble with Fyfe to McCluggage and Naismith to Ridley (via Williams)
My concern is having to trade both later on and that 2 to 4 trades wasted.

What do you think community, any suggestions or opinions are greatly appreciated.

The Jinx.


Wait for teams to drop and then if the planets all align, Option 2. (assuming Naismith is your R3)

The Jinx

Unfortunately Naismith is/was my R2. Got Cameron at R3 and Ceglar up FWD.


I have same injury problems. Wouldn’t you trade Howe and Naismith this week as they are long term injuries. Hold Fyfe and see what the news on him Is next week?

Freo have Sunday game, use Fyfe to loop a couple of midfield rookies who are better than the defence rookies (just) To cover Fyfe

The Jinx

Thanks Derek

As much as I want to keep Fyfe, Gut says to trade him and maximise my onfield points for the next couple of weeks. Have decided to Trade Fyfe and Howe this week for two uber Premos, will see what my options are next week if should double downgrade or upgrade Naismith to a premo.

Had the same gut feeling with Bont earlier this season to trade him out and bring him at a cheaper price. The only thing stop me trading out Bont it was too early of the season and didn't know who trade him to.

I guess you fellas might be wondering who I'm picking up.
Fyfe to Lloyd and Howe to Gawn

For 4 weeks I have been alternating Naismith, Ceglar and Cameron at R2 & R3. It's was stressful and taunting seeing that comno each week.

I think doing these trades should make me at ease a little each week.

The Jinx


Hi Jinxy, I don't reckon there are any wrong decisions this year, it's like Fantasy in that you can just trade in the flavour of the week if you want to ( whoever's on a hot run)…not having to spread 30 trades out over 23 rounds is a big change from usual. I do the same thing in my draft sides as well, just get in anyone who's in form lol, from the free agent list mostly.
All that matters in the end is that ya had fun and hopefully the season gets to the end without getting stuffed up by Covid.

You'll probably sleep better now knowing you have the two big G's in the ruck…although it's really three big G's this year 🙂

The Jinx

You're not wrong Russty

It's like a lottery, and trades seemed to be unlimited this year. But I feel, if I don't watch who I trade in, I might be wasting trades having to trade them out again. So tempting to just keep trading whoever is on a hot form.

3Gs can only pick two either way you should go wrong or maybe.lol
But yeah, I can now relax a little having 2 of the Gs in the Ruck.

Oh! I think I'm playing you this week. Good luck to us both mate.


Well my side's been out of form so maybe I bounce back strong this week, game on bro.
You'll be right with trades…I look at my side now and think I only really need to replace 6 players, but then you have to factor in the injuries also, there'll be plenty of them to come.


You could be overlooking a chance to save a bit of cash and get rid of some rookies next week

We have all seen what the non-Rowell rookies are doing this year. 30’s and 40’s and having them on field will kill a good week

Lloyd and Gawn are big ticket items and you are paying top dollar.

If you look at slightly cheaper options and bank some cash to upgrade a couple of rookies (Naismith included) next week

No good having Gawn and Lloyd scoring 130+ if you have two rookies scoring 28 and 41

The Jinx

Thats why I'm bringing in Lloyd and Gawn in this week. I don't think I'll have a better opportunity like this again, I did mention, will see my options next week, whether I'll double downgrade (including Naismith) or 1 down and 1 up. The thing with Naismith he ain't losing any cash nor gaining, he's my R3 ATM could use him as a loophole for a while if I need to get rid off rookies before him.

Obviously next week I'll be looking at culling rookies. Unfortunately this week I'm more concentrating on replacing injured players with another who can deliver points week on week out and not have to worry trading them out again unless injury occurs.

I am hoping by round 7 or 8 I'll have enough to double upgrade (should also have enough to bring Fyfe back in at cheaper price)

The Jinx

Onfield playing Rookies
Back 2
Mid 3
Fwd 2
I think that's a pretty good number of rookies. Have cover in all three positions, unless few will get drop this week. Then I'll need to reassess my trades.


Nice Podcast and you've convinced me on Ridley.
I'm going Howe to Ridley and
either Pickett/Taylor to Bontempelli, will leave me with either 141K/182K in kitty depending on which way I fly.

I had considered Howe to Bont via DPP's and Pickett to Mahony but I think I prefer the other trade.

Any thoughts?


Who and why would you guys select out of Sicily, Haynes, Crisp, Maynard and Caleb Daniel?? Cheers guys


Sicily is a bit of a Rollercoaster but can score big, Crisp is fairly reliable for an 85 to 95 average, Maynard looking good this year, Daniel scores better down back, it's a hard one Benny cause they all score fairly similar, if I had to I'd choose Maynard, cause it could be his breakout to elite status year.


Thanks for the help man. And even Shannon Hurn too? Do you think he could go huge after he’s back home and out of the Gold Coast hub in a week


I'd definitely keep him on your radar Benny, he's a gun top 6 easy and will be much better scoring back in safe W.A
He could drop some more cash this week too, then pounce on him.


Sicily. Reason cos he will do your head in most weeks.. and still get 100plus. Its a ride.

The Jinx

Agree with Russty

I have Sicily day one, he is like a yo-yo but has a high ceiling on good a day.
I have been watching Crisp and have been flying under the radar with Howe out deterred me of picking him not sure of what he's role will be and that goes with Maynard.
I was gonna start with Caleb Daniel this season, with the lack of rookies at backline, I was forced to spend the cash elsewhere.

I have two more spot in my backline looking to get either Daniels, Hurn, Haynes and maybe Crisp.



He scored nearly 100 in the second half alone last week

He’s not far from putting two good halves together.

First 2 rounds his disposal let him down. He still got plenty of it. 126 & 114 last two weeks is what he will score more times than not.

I traded him out before round 2 for Howe, more than happy to trade him back in for Howe this week

Has GWS this week who always give up big scores to defenders, especially intercept markers like Sicily


Hey Community! I'm ranked 964th. If I want a chance of winning this thing, I need to trade Fyfe don't I?

Fyfe to Bont, Danger, Gaff, Duncan, or Parker?

Midfield currently is: Neale, Cripps, Macrae, Titch, Rowell, McInerney, Green, (Brown, Budarick, and Pickett).


Pretty sure the highest scoring team of last week had a fwd line donut Ando so in answer to your question, maybe you don't need to trade Fyfe, could only be a week, he's tough as nails.


Wow. That's true. I got burnt last year for trading Fyfe, only missed one game then smashed it the rest of the season.


Trades should be in surplus this year, unless you burnt 5 in round 2


Definitely trade fyfe if going for overall.

Trade and give it your best shot


I'm playing for leagues only and have Fyfe and will be trading him, with the shortened season and plenty of trades there is no reason not too and you may be able to get him later in the season at a cheaper price.


Out of the 4 options I'd toss a coin over Danger (who I have) and Parker (who I am strongly considering for POD/points)


If going for leagues. Look at building team value.

Come finals, a $12.5m team can’t compete against a $13.5m team

Look for low BE – McCluggage, Chad, Witts, Pittiinet, English, Ridley etc

Sell height, buy low.



What a week it was in the JR Survivor groups

Due to the postponed game in round 3, Each Division had two teams wearing the Immunity Necklace and there were 4 teams in each division looking at getting eliminated.

Boy oh Boy. The necklaces came in handy with a total of 5 Teams being saved from the chop this week.

The following Teams unfortunately have been eliminated from their divisions.


Div 1 – Superchumps, Browncows, Winner64 & Supreme Team.

Div 2 – BEGGS ATLANTIC, Sydney Kangas DRSC, The Green Shoots & Such is Fyfe (Captain Carona #19 was saved by their immunity Necklace)

Div 3 – Greendale FC, Ithaca, Captain Risky & dontblushbabbie (Amanda & Multiple Scorgasms were both saved this week)

Div 4 – Phil Inns, BigKevsBoys, Mountain Maulers & Team Patton

Div 5 – RUCKN ROLL, WTF, laurenZeptus & Back 2 Back

Div 6 – Dalby Dingoes, Lears Usurpers, Dame Time & ChocConMienTay (Bear In & Brocks Beasts both dodged the bullets)

Div 7 – Is Don Is Good, GREEN8055, Shiel be right 2.0 & Red Herring FC

There were some good teams and some great friends on the community eliminated this week.


The following teams carry the immunity necklaces into round 5

Div 1 – The Grannies (2315)
Div 2 – half WITTS (2252)
Div 3 – Singapore Flyers (2288)
Div 4 – Totti FC (2327)
Div 5 – Vicwood (2339)
Div 6 – FlockOfSeaguls (2283)
Div 7 – Team MAYhem (2252)

Good luck everyone. Two eliminations each division this week.

Thanks fellas

The Jinx

Just wanna point out in Round 2 I got eliminated as the lowest scorer of 2040 for the round in Division 1. I think I just scraped that Round, someone else had 2006 points.

But it's all good, maybe next year. What's done is done.

The Jinx


Great work again Derek


Guys who's the best premium for this week? Titch ? Bont? Simpkin? Can't decide?


Titch would have to go pretty bad with the deboar tag.

Im going danger and simpkin this week, but thats because i got bont last week. Bont probobly best off all 3


Howe to Daniel or Haynes and why?


Nice Pod lads


Nice Pod guys but no mention of Hayden Young?
Do you think he's going to make enough coin from here or more of a flash in the pan type score?
He showed some good signs v GC and has a lovely kick on him.


Playing for overall.

Out fyfe and viney
In danger and simpkin

Not absolutely loving the trades but leaves me with 125 odd for further upgrades next week (aka doedee/taylor)

My obvious gamble is trying to pick up those who are cheapest with the best scoring potential in their positions


Sicily or hurn cannot decide