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Ugh. What a week. Having a team full of premiums by the end of the year is looking all the more harder as another batch of premo’s succumbed to injury, suspension, and social distancing avoidance leading to being found by cops naked and drunk on a Sunday morning. Robbo flew into a rage on AFL360, asking Eddie in disbelief how many times have you been drunk on the couch asleep, woke up, and went out the wrong door? This may have been a genuine question as I assume this happens to Robbo quite a bit.

But SuperCoach soldiers on, and while my approach to overcoming these problems is just to trade with reckless abandon (Levi Casboult is now my D3, which went very badly), Lek and Damo talked all things fixing up your side on the podcast this week, so maybe (definitely) you should go listen to that first before doing the trading in Casboult thing.

Newz You Can Uze

The Pies have contributed to our backline disaster for the week by dropping John Noble for tonights game against the Dons. Howe (knee) and Sidebum (drunk, naked) join him on the outs list, but we’ll be getting our first looks at Adam Treloar and Matt Scharenberg in 2020. At the Bombers, Tom Bellchambers has been saved the embarrassment of being towelled up by Brodie Grundy by being “managed”, Mitch Hibberd (MID – 114.4k) will make his debut.

It was flagged last week in the Panic Room that Tom Hickey is never the answer, he’s been omitted this week along with Lewis Jetta. Jarrod Brander is out with a hip injury that no-one knows anything about. Nic Nat will face off against 7-gamer Hayden McLean after the Swans lost Sinclair and Naismith to knee injuries. Gold Coast have again named an unchanged lineup against the Cats, who regain Harry Taylor. Louis Butler has been dropped after making his debut last week at the Dogs. Aaron Naughton will also miss with injury, but Easton Wood will make his return. North are welcoming back Ben Cunnington after he’s missed the previous fortnight. Port are unchanged for their game against Brisbane on Saturday night. Tom Berry gets another go at the Lions, he’s played two already but is still cheap at 137.8k. Dayne Zorko is out with injury. 

On Sunday, Adelaide haven’t named any outs as yet, but there’s a possible debut for Andrew McPherson (DEF – 123.9k). Fremantle have named 5 ins, Sam Sturt making a quick recovery. Only Nat Fyfe is a confirmed out so far. Melbourne have also not named any outs as yet, nothing too exciting among their possible ins. Big changes at Richmond with three confirmed outs, Sydney Stack and Jack Ross have been dropped, Marlion Pickett headlines the list of possible ins that includes Noah Balta, Dan Rioli, and possible first gamer Jake Aarts (FWD – 123.9k). In the final game of the week, GWS have named Sam Jacobs and Jye Caldwell among 6 possible inclusions, however, Zac Williams (hamstring) will miss. Hawthorn have named Harrison Jones (MID 123.9k) for a possible debut, Luke Breust (jaw) will miss.    

Breakevens

These players come with a free frogurt! (That’s good)

These players come with Potassium Benzoate! (That’s bad)

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

Mitch Duncan has been the model of consistency so far in 2020. scoring between 114-123 in his first 4 games. While that’s not exactly blowing the roof off, he does come with the added advantage of only being in 1,045 teams, making him a very reliable differential. He knows his game, Mitch, having average over 100 for the past three years, At a tick under 600k you’ll be buying him at his peak, but with little chance of a tag heading to him his high floor and consistent scoring make him a safe pick.  


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TommyC99

Great write up as per usual!

How essential do we feel HIll, Serong and Mahony are? I reckon HIll is underpriced for potential output but can we pass on the other 2? There aren't really any rookies who stand out in terms of trading out. I'm moving noble on this week, but all the other rookies have cash to make. Could trade brander to one of the other 2 via rivers DPP, but Brander has been pretty solid when hes played. That would leave your Browns, Taylors who have a bit more money to make yet. Should we be passing on these rookies or trying to get them in?

Lekdog

I actually like Serong more than Hill myself!

I think we need to go earlier on rookies than we normally do.

Having said that, I have a 0 no matter what so probably ignore me

TommyC99

Is Brander – Serong viable?

Rivo

Hill has DPP hence a popular pick this week with Brander out. Mahony a borderline pick for mine unless injuries to others keep him in. Serong May come in for a week or 2 while Fyfe is out.
I would consider Hill for a rookie that hasn’t played yet and sits on your bench.

Rivo

Another gem of an article Kev. Love the joke about Robbo and the drunk/couch/door 🤣

Branders injury may force me to hold Fyfe for a couple of weeks to avoid a donut. So here goes….

Option 1 (original plan) Howe & Fyfe to Lloyd & Mitchell. This means I cop a donut from Brander and hope Rivers gets a game (or 2 donuts) 🤞🏽

Option 2 – Howe & Robertson (mid) to Ridley and S.Hill via DPP swings. Fyfe to the mid bench, Budarick swing to M8, Brander to D7/8. Vandermeer to F6. If Rivers plays at D6, all donuts avoided.

Interested in the Groups thoughts on these as the clock ticks to final teams for Sunday….

Mitch is Back

Rivo,

I'd go option 2. Option 2 consumes a donut for you, also Mitchell will be heavily tagged this week by De Bour. I'd get Mitchell in next week (cheaper), whilst enjoying the value gain from Hill.

Obviously you cant afford to do Howe & Robertson to Lloyd & Hill, but with the number of trades we get this season in reduce rounds, it may be worth going Howe & Fyfe to Lloyd & Hill, picking Mitchell up next week, and looking to upgrade someone to Fyfe in 4-5 weeks.

Rivo

Thanks, now my brain hurts. I could also go Lloyd & Hill by trading out Pickett & Howe, but prefer to keep Pickett if he’s selected as he can be bench cover with Bennell not playing again. Doesn’t leave much cash but Fyfe and Viney become trade options next week.

Holty01

Fantastic work as always Kev

Dash

26K I'm looking at S Hill. I've got Brander as a donut at the moment. Just looking at two smart trade options this round?
Laird, Sicily, Docherty, Rivers, Brander, Starcevic (Noble, BZK)
Danger, Macrae, Cripps, Coniglio, Rowell, Budarick, McInerney, T Brown (Bennell, Fyfe, Pickett)
Gawn, Grundy (Combden)
Whitfield, Dusty, D Smith, Bewley, C Taylor, B King (Sturt, Georgiades)

Dash

Who would you trade out of Brander, Noble or BZK this week?
And who would you trade in?
I can field a team in the midfield, just. Would you hold or Trade Fyfe?

JohnDJ59

Not looking good for my defence, Howe injured, traded him to Williamson last night, mainly for the cash generation and JS. Brander injured, Noble dropped, Rivers might be dropped and have Gould on the bench as my non playing loop. Will probably bring in either Young if picked or Haynes. Hoping that Noble is a late in and Rivers keeps his spot, otherwise I'm looking at either one or two donuts. I should have cover for Fyfe.

Jonathan

Hello Community! After a failed VC experiment with the great man Pittonet last night. Unsure who to Captian between Neale and Gawn. Leaning towards Gawn. Thoughts? 🤷‍♂️

TommyC99

I think Neale is the safe pick but Port havent been conceding high scores to midfielders (read earlier in the week only concede an average of 79pts). I think Neale passes that but i'll be picking Gawn if by some miracle Grundy doesnt completely embarass Philips tonight

Jonathan

Interesting stat. Neale it is!

NoLanguage96

Neale for sure

Maverick_

I panicked last night!!
Moments before the game kicked off I had Naismith and wanted to grab Pitt was the plan all week I fudged my math and was 15k short so I had to panic trade Fyfe to make the cash … Early in the week I had a shortlist of gaff, Duncan and Macrae… The first siren sounded I sh*t myself and picked Titch with a 140, under 600k and SC pedigree like no other it screamed bargain.. he has the de Boer tag this weekend. like going Whitfield to Fyfe last week right at the bounce this could bite me in the bum .

Connor

Every year I do at least one panic trade, every year I regret it! I just accept it at this point

Noobmaster69

Trade noble or brander?

TommyC99

I think a lot of that question comes down to the extent of Brander's injury. I think being dropped is a bad sign for noble but at the same time he could come back in at any time. Brander certainly hasnt been the eagles worst player and if its only a 1-2 week injury i think theres every chance he comes straight back in. Theres a chance i trade both this week but i think im prioritizing noble out first.

Holty01

I’d drop Noble. He has been omitted as it seems his not in Buckley’s best 22. Brander dropped for injury. Would imagine he is in Simpson’s best 22 when over injury.

NoLanguage96

Same conundrum mate – leaning Noble but seriously who knows lol

TommyC99

Should i be trading Cogs out? BE 165 and didnt like how much fwd he played last week. Ive still got 24 trades left so pretty much 2 per week. Ive already got Neale, Cripps, Oliver and Macrae. If i pulled the trigger it would be at the expensive of Brander – Serong.

Right now liking Danger. Reckon he could be back. Also find it very hard to watch him and not own him. What other options, obvious or POD should i be considering?

Maverick_

Do it Tommy. Shortened season can't afford passengers like cogs.

I like Duncan alot and the reliable gaff Bont won't be cheaper all season either.
I traded in Mitchell but not confident one bit on him

NoLanguage96

I reckon Cogs will bounce back personally

NDD

Howe and Noble out for Ridley and Caleb with no confidence. funny year

Russty_

good trades there mate, I reckon Ridley is pretty good.

mick

solid trades NDD if they backfire it will only be for 1 week

NoLanguage96

CARNAGE! Brander, Noble. Noble, Brander. Have to keep Fyfe as I've gone Howe to Simpkin.

I'm leaning towards Noble for Hill purely because he's been dropped – thoughts?

FearTheBeard

Ridley & Hill and bank 200k+

OR

Ridley, & B Smith/D Moore/Mills? WHO. HELP ME PLEASE LOL.

Rivo

Option 1 or even go up to Lloyd/Haynes & Hill

FearTheBeard

Appreciate you Rivo.

Mitch is back

Ridley & Hill.

Moore is good but not always SC relevant, Mills has been inconsistent. Smith would be my second choice behind Hill, but the extra cash will help next week, and the dual position with decent upside gets Hill over the line.

derek

if Mills plays his usual half-back role he will score 80-85 with the occasional better score. Without McVeigh, Jones and Smith, he is now the link man to Lloyd. However, if he gets more midfield time like last week, even if it a tagging role, he will start to push 95-100.

I prefer Brodie Smith ahead of Mills. Smith is a fallen premium who has lost some value and admirers after his first two weeks. He still good.

Moore is a wait and see if he gets Howe's role. He could be gold if he does.

Maybe Hill and watch the other 3 closely

FearTheBeard

Thank you Derek.

FearTheBeard

Thanks for your time Mitch.

TREV

hill is a spud

The Drake

😂 cracked me up – great article!

Shake n bake

Sturt back and Rivers keeps his spot

cash_cows

well sturt being back is frustrating, was supposed to be out for ages.

Shake n bake

Because I’m taking kings score have to toss up who to now start either Sturt or Taylor.

Pman

Likewise…reckon I'll roll the dice on Sturt as Adelaide are complete rubbish and Freo should belt them so hopefully Sturt scores well in the forward line. Curtis Taylor is very luck to have kept his spot.

TBone_23

Sweet, Rivers named! Sturt back too so can’t loop him to get Kings score anymore. Sturt against Adelaide seems like a good fielding option to me. Otherwise C Taylor which is probably safer but anyone against Adelaide should effectively have a bye. Anyone looking at a defensive donut this week?

NoLanguage96

I am unfortunately. Can't cover Howe, Noble and Brander

TBone_23

Bloody sorry to hear that Language! What trade plans you going for this week then?

NoLanguage96

Going Howe to Simpkin via Brander and Noble to Hill mate. Gonna hold Brander and Fyfe for now, can't trade em all!

TBone_23

Love the Howe to Simpkin trade mate, Simpkin looking great this year. Hope Hills body holds out for you, no doubt about his talent but it’s his body I worry about. If he stays on the park then he’s a great trade in!

JohnDJ59

All covered now, went Howe to Williamson last night, moved Brander fwd and brought in Haynes, Fyfe missing is going to hurt though, with either T.Brown or McHenry covering for him, that's minus 100 points right there.

The Ranger

Everyone likes a nice "shuffle trade".
I'm trading Howe – Ridley. Sraightforward.
Then out goes Robertson, Mahony moves to the Mids from the Fwds, Brander moves to the Fwds from Def, Hill comes into Def (creating a swing with Brander) and Sturt gets subbed onto the bench so that Brander is onfield and I can take Kings 86.
Nice.

NDD

A mouthful Ranger

Lekdog

Come and join our #supercoach chat LIVE NOW! https://www.twitch.tv/lekdoggames

The Lost Boys

I have T.Brown, C.Budarick and M.Hibberd as midfield rookies and need to play two of them on the field. No idea which two will score best!

I have Bennell and Pickett to loophole one of Brown and Hibberd which helps, but again not sure which to put on the field and which to have on the bench with the E to loophole.

Any suggestions?

Connor

Take Philp (59) or field T. Brown?

LHMORWOOD

Deciding whether to trade Fyfe? possible talk of him returning against West Coast which is two games away but not sure if its worth holding considering the shorter season where I could get another premium score for those two weeks. Currently sitting 983 overall and don't want to drop.

Mitchell, Oliver, Gaff or Macrae are possible options. Which one is the best option?

Maverick_

if your playing for OA you have got to trade 100% . Macrae for mine his a SC jet. Dunkley out means he's back in and under.. surprisingly he copped the tag last game and look at what Bont did to GWS. It goes to the Bont in future no questions asked.

redherringfc

Mitchell. If he can crack 104 against gws he won’t be this cheap again and will be one of the best over the rest of the season (fingers crossed)

ST1974

Fantastic write up Kev. Always makes me laugh which is always welcome on a Friday. 26 trades left and $140k in the bank.

Option 1 – Fyfe to Titch/Oliver/Parker and Noble to Haynes, Ridley or Hill
Option 2 – Noble to Hill and Fyfe to the benc
Option 3 – Brander to Hill and Noble to Ridley or Haynes and put Fyfe to bench and field McInerney

Rivo

Just saw this one. Option 3 would have worked nicely. I ended up holding Fyfe also as my defence was a mess.

Kevin

Best trade in option for cogs??

Boak
Gaff
Bont
Duncan
Danger

Would appreciate any input on preference 🙂

Maverick_

Of those I like gaff.
Will give you 105-115 every week.
Just won't get the 140s of danger and Bont or the 70s

Kevin

Thanks Maverick, yeah for sure. With his price point at max do you think someone like bont would be a better choice in the short term due to his lower price at current and them aim to get gaff later after a down game? – just thinking cash saving purposes because thats how I see this season.

redherringfc

Pretty sure all are good options, but Bont at 575k is my pick. I don’t think he’ll be this low again.

Kevin

cheers mate, do we think bont will pick up scoring wise? people were talking of trading him out before his one big score last week?

Jorg Ancrath

CD do their best to gift him pointsevery week. But no, not a top 8 mid, for mine.

redherringfc

I'm not entirely convinced on him, but he is a quality player. I'm either picking him up or Mitchell. Both at their lowest price, in my predictions.

Shake n bake

Pendals

TommyC99

Not worried about him potentially moving to half back when sidebum is back?

Kevin

I am thats for sure.

Jorg Ancrath

Cogs will score 150 this week. Heard it here first.

Kevin

haha its that sort of year, nothing would surprise me.

Jorg Ancrath

Might captain him if Grundy bombs.

NoLanguage96

You have the luxury of trading Cogs with all the carnage this week? Lucky you! I'm backing him to go huge

Kevin

no Howe i think saved me, so just Noble to S.hill and covering brander who i have in my Fwd's. even when he's played well he only score 110 and by all reports is going to play 60:40 mid/fwd which is worrying with all the taller GWS fwds around.

Antonio

Is anybody considering Jake Kolo?

redherringfc

3 spots in defence to fill. Currently looking at Sicily, Daniel and Crisp.

I’m leaning towards Daniel, just over Crisp.

What are people’s thoughts on who to pick up this week?

Connor

Sicily

redherringfc

I can’t split the 3. my guess is that the order of expense (Daniel, Sicily, Crisp) is pretty reflective of their real value.

I’m going with Sicily. I think.

NoLanguage96

Started with Daniel, can't go wrong with him IMO

NDD

Brander's hip is only a pointer. bruise He did it during a scratch match after starring playing forward kicking 3 goals

Shake n bake

No late changes

Dash

Who goes first out of Noble, Brander and BZK to help a zero in defence?

TOPHAWK1

BZT. That bloke appears completely on the outer at the moment. Brander and Noble could both come back after being rested.

Pman

Noble has been dropped and if Varcoe and Scharenberg both play well tonight then I don't see Noble coming back in anytime soon. I'm a Pies supporter and I'm tossing up trading either Noble or Mcasey for Hill this week.

JugHead

Lesson for others…….. I started trading in Maynard with less than 5 mins to the bounce…..then the computer / website froze.
#%&€₩¥#@%^&/!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Final result ……. Maynard is on the bench and wasnt even able to get the emergency on him.
Meanwhile, I have a non-selected player on field and will be taking a donut.

Pman

Ouch! Feel your pain mate..

TOPHAWK1

Not a good outcome JugHead. I guess the lesson to be learnt here is to leave yourself a bit more time to trade before the bounce to allow for farked up internet connectivity. Still, you own Maynard. I don't. Cheers. TH

Russty_

Bad break Jugs, bloody internet providers!!!, at least he's only on 74 at half time 😉

JugHead

Lol…….yep……that just adds salt to the wounds.

JugHead

100+ at 3qt…….if he now goes forward and starts kicking goals you will see me on the morning news throwing beer bottles at the cops from the roof.

Russty_

Haha I thought you were gonna say a sniper rifle from the belltower near your internet provider CEO's house lol, seriously mate, my commiserations for the points loss, that sucks.

mick

Bloody hell mate don't try picking up this weekend because shes sure to be a tranny

Derek

I have nightmares about things like that

mick

A genuine risk for sydneysiders

Derek

Ridley was good in the second quarter. Well done to those who brought him in.

Russty_

Wish I could've afforded him and Maynard this week..Ridley looks like the real deal.

mick

Yep the blokes that take the kick ins are racking up dozens of easy points

Pman

Happy with trading in Ridley so far with 71 points at half time and putting the V on Grundy may pay off. Just wish the Pies would revert to how they were playing in the first 10 mins as we've been shite house since!

mick

I grabbed maynard for Howe, thanks mate. Had to get ridley for Fyfe as well and will still get a donut down back

Pman

I'll be upgrading Noble to Maynard next week with the cash I made this week, held off this week as wanted to see if his role/points would be impacted with Howe out. Absolute lock for next week.

mick

Looking like the best defender who doesn't get freebies for a dozen kick ins

Russty_

Pies better get a wriggle on if they're gonna win this thing.

mick

I hope bombers win by 4 points just so that I can see eddie explode.

Russty_

I think poor old Mason needs to go back to his former job as the guy wearing a Giraffe suit at kids parties.

Jorg Ancrath

Well played sir.

Pman

He's been a passenger last two games and seemed a bizarre selection in wet slippery conditions. Time is running out for the big Texan…

Holty01

Think Cameron is a much better option. And will offer a good chop out in the ruck for Grundy

Jorg Ancrath

Ridley still gonna be cheap as chips next week. Looks a goodun.

Jorg Ancrath

I've seen enough of Treloar. Comes straight in next week. I can't quit him.

Russty_

Should go rampant in the next 3 weeks mate with Sidey out.

Derek

He got better as night went on

mick

When you get D Smith instead of J Martin just to save a few $k 🙁

Russty_

Yeah Smith's gone all mediocre lately, probably need to trade out soon..Martin only 56 last week, what happened there?…he seems a bit of a yoyo

mick

Everybody is allowed 1 bad game a year Russty

mick

He was klu klux klanned by CD against the demons mate

Russty_

Lol, he's definitely a talent, good to watch in full flight.

mick

Bombers look heaps better without f!og merrett stealing easy pozzys and spudding it up

Connor

Smith has barely scored since QT

mick

oops links to hilarious auusie youtube disallowed 🙁 I'll try a sneaky way.
you tube with the dot com and a slash followed by watch?v=aLA2JqTUVd8&t=11s
very funny

mick

Philips has given grundy a footy lesson tonight but brodie still gets the SC points. Craig Kelly started CD didn't he?

Russty_

Grundy's smashed the points in the last 5 mins, certain keeper score this week.

Holty01

I watched his score all night on fanfooty. CD love him. As we all know with the shorter quarters, they have to give out the extra points to make up the 3300. Grundy got 52 of them believe it or not.

Russty_

Hey Holty, he had a tackle and free kick for to start about 7 or 8 possies in the last few minutes, was on 130 or so for awhile before that, I reckon he deserved it, tons of hitouts too.

Holty01

Dominated the hit outs mate but they got well beaten in the clearances. Most of his hit outs went to Essendon players. But you don’t lose points for that so you would think some of those 37 hit outs were to advantage.

Holty01

He even got a extra 10 at the end of the 3rd when he had no influence in the 3rd.

Shake n bake

Wow 21 touches 41 hitouts to 13 6 frees for 5 of them against the ess ruckman! With Phillips 11 touches and 5 frees against how did he get 111!

Shake n bake

By the way ess deserved to win.

Derek

Ruckmen are scoring insane this year. Doesn’t matter if they are any good. Look at even Sinclair a couple of weeks ago, and Jacobs was so badly beaten one night he got dropped, but still managed a 94. I would have an entire team of rucks this year if allowed

Holty01

Shake was not for 1 second saying he had a bad game. Although his influence in the game was not to his lofty standards with those hit outs going mostly to the opposition. After all he is the best ruck in the comp. all I was saying is CD have their favourites and it seemed that a lot of those leftover points went to Grundy. Plus philips should not have tonnes up. As Derek said, ruckmen this year seem to be getting a lot of these extra points.

Shake n bake

2000% agree Holty. His influence in the ruck hitouts were let down by getting beaten in the midfield. But getting those stats and you see what other ruckman are getting eg nank last week who lost the hitouts and had less stats get 180! And last night Phillips 111 for 11 touches 11 hitouts 5 to adv & 5 frees against is ridiculous. CD has flavour of the year players!! Unfortunately you just have to jump on board. Ridley had 2 touches in the 1st qtr got 26ps only 1 touch in the last got 26pts that’s 52 pts for 3 stats. He did have a brilliant 2qtr but you watch these players because you have them or come up against them. Mitchell last week got 52 pts in the last for 1 clearance 3 touches 2 were handballs. Taylor 4 touches 3 kicks 2 marks goal assist got 6pts. I really really hate how CD are scoring it doesn’t make sense. Not sure if they think we don’t watch but l cant believe how bad it gets.

Derek

The point bump they give at the end of each quarter to ‘catch up’ on the short quarters is crazy.

Ridley finish the second quarter on about 50, then jumped to 65.

Derek

PS. There was no way Max deserved his score last week

Pman

Had the VC on him last week and didn't take his 135 and rolled the dice with Neale and that paid off but I can't pass on his 151 tonight but there is still every chance that Neale will pass 150!

Russty_

Neale's prediction is 172 this week!…don't think I've ever seen a prediction that high, if he gets that he deserves to be crowned king of the world LOL

Pman

It's surreal to think that I cant be super confident that Grundy's 151 will be enough! That's how good Neale is going but who passes on 151?? I feel obliged but not confident in taking Grundy's score…

AuroraBorealis?!

What a f*cking disgrace of a performance. Even with the umpires almost handing us the game we still can't get over the line. Ropeable.

Derek

What was Stephenson throwing the ball in the air before he kicked his second goal.

AuroraBorealis?!

Mate he could do a front-flip in his run up, as long as he keeps kicking goals i'm happy

Russty_

They looked very indecisive at times AB, need to play with more confidence and speed, too much stuffing around with the pill.

AuroraBorealis?!

Agreed. Also just not hard enough at the ball tonight. Out-hunted and out-skilled.

Ralph

Cox needs to go. He was beyond useless tonight. Absolutely putrid performance. The problem is the only viable option is Darcy Cameron who is also fairly poor. We need to draft some talls as well as throw not just the kitchen sink but the whole goddamn house at the King twins when they’re out of contract.

AuroraBorealis?!

Agreed Ralph. I have vouched for Cox previously for his upside (being 7ft) but its becoming more and more apparent that he will never be good enough for the AFL.

Ralph

He’s a great set shot inside 35m the problem is he’s had one good game (Tigers prelim) where he marked everything around the ground. The man has dropped three easy marks on the lead in the past two games and couldn’t even impact a contest around the ground this week. Disappointing he hasn’t improved more because like you said, his upside is unbelievable. (Also I understand that I’m criticising a professional athlete and I could probably not do the things he’s done but I guess that’s our job as consumers of the game).

AuroraBorealis?!

He played with a semi detached retina in one eye through all of 2019, and then fully detached the other one against gold coast in the same year. I will still give him the benefit of the doubt that he can improve (with full vision) but after this season i will be casting a harsh eye over his prospects.

Russty_

Max ain't going anywhere Ralph, he's our new Nick Riewoldt, you can have his brother ,the other one.
Imagine if they were both in the same fwd line though, I mean in a year or 2, it'd be exciting to see.

Ralph

I’ll cop Ben Russty, he’s every bit as good. Both in the same forward line would be unstoppable, the height and speed along with their bodies filling out over the next few years, would be absolutely terrifying. Can’t wait to watch them develop over the years.

Choppers

And neither is the "other one". His name is Ben by the way.

Choppers

Good luck with that!

mick

They need to Farm strong, gym strong just doesn't cut it todays game

AuroraBorealis?!

Needa give appleby a call up then Mick?

mick

Don't get too excited bombers fans, Carlton beat you last week after giving you a headstart in first quarter and letting you get 2 goals up in the final quarter. Pies had a very bad night, and your committee wont let you play without f!og merret every week

TBone_23

Brought Ridley in for Noble 2 minutes before the game, very happy with the pick! I think he might be the real deal. Would have traded down but don’t trust any higher price rookie options. Hopefully we’ve got a good new batch coming soon as I reckon these ones are almost ripe for the picking

Derek

First time I’ve seen Ridley play. Looks a good player all right. Lot of talk this week, didn’t think he was worth all the fuss, but now I see he is.

Have to get Whitfield next week, might have miss on Him

Russty_

Will still be a bargain next week Derek, cool headed player and a good size to boot.

Derek

I’ll be doing my maths all weekend to see who I can trade out to get both. About $450k each.

Devon and Houston plus my bit of cash to Ridley and Whitfield could be done

JohnDJ59

Well done TBone, I was tossing up between Haynes, Ridley and Young, went Haynes, thought I had missed the boat with Ridley, but it looks like he is worth it.

Derek

Collingwood and GWS are the two teams that give up big points to defenders, especially one that can take a mark.

I passed on Ridley and jumped on Sicily this week. Long wait until Sunday night to see if I got it wrong

mick

Sharonturd can get stuffed his fault I get a donut and he got his but smacked by terrible townsend. Nobility in the defence is what the pies need (in addition to howe and maynard)

TelescopicCox

Picked Crisp over Ridley and Maynard…hoping he comes good in the long run. He was a bit fumbly tonight and couldn’t provide the run and carry he usually does

Also anyone looking at Treloar? Looked good for a first hit out

NDD

Sharon is a talent. probably needs a new club and wouldn't Ratten do something with him

gator59

I was hoping we would've drafted him but i think he was coming of a shoulder injury at the time

gator59

Would probably be better off at a bottom 2 side in the dees

Russty_

Hehe

NDD

exactly gator the saints are that bottom 2 side smart rse

gator59

LOL

mick

37 hitouts, 34 to opposition and absolutely no way he had 7kicks, 13 hballs, and 6 tackles unless fresh air shots count as kicks and hballs and, touching a bloke as he runs away from you to set up a goal counts as a tackle. But I suppose thats why all us Super coaches start him. when CD can't determine exactly who shot the ball out of the pack or layed the tackle that resulted in a pile of 5 players they Just give the stat to the tallest bloke standing off the contest, Brodie is their escape clause.

Don't get me wrong I love having the bloke in my SC team but seriously why do they let his mum record his stats?

mick

Just to emphasise the point.
After round 3 in 2020 Pittonet who had only played 2 games (one against Max) was ranked 2nd for overall hitouts to advantage.
Grundy who had played 3 games, 1 against English, 1 against Ivan Soldo and 1 against Marshall wasn't in top 3 for hitouts to advantage.
How can a bloke who is rubbish at rucking be considered one of the top 2 rucks in the comp?
Therein lies the massive flaw in CD player ratings.

Shake n bake

U missed the 6 frees for.

Derek

Don’t tell me Phillips game was worth 110.

The ruckman this year are getting insane scores, even if they sent any good

Pman

I know this is probably a dumb question but I have Brander on field in Fwd line with King E and will get his 86 however if I put the C on Brander in order to get Grundy's VC score of 151 can I still use Brander as Capt given he'll effectively be benched once I receive Kings score of 86 once Eagles have played? My understanding is that is the case but just want to clarify, thanks..

Holty01

Yeah mate. You will get the vc score as well as Kings.

Pman

Cheers Holty

Derek

A 29 from Brown again shows the danger of having rookies on the field. Most people would had him on a bench loop, so no real damage done.

With Fyfe out, I need to pick 2 out of either Taylor, Rivers or Budarick on field.

Who is more likely to have a 29 out of those 3?

Holty01

Fair chance all will outscore him mate.

Russty_

After last week I'd have to say Rivers Derek, that 33 was disappointing…could be any of the 3 though really or any of them could get 75 or 80, sorry that doesn't help much.

Jorg Ancrath

Rivers looked good for a qtr. Toss up between he and Buda. I have them both on field this week. *sigh*

Rivo

I’m playing all 3 on field, using Budarick as a loop for Grundys Captain score. Budarick & Taylor for me if I had to pick.

Derek

Thanks fellas. If Swans were playing a bit later I could have looped rivers and Budarick.

Have a feeling the Suns will struggle down at Geelong, away from home and a big milestone game for the cats.

But I think I’ll just stick to the two higher averages

Had Howe and Naismith to deal with so I’m just hoping to limit the damage having Fyfe on bench

Current rank 590. A few crap rookie scores will see that disappear

Lekdog

I forgot to loop him, so that's fun

Derek

I get the Browns confused. Thought it was our Brown score 40 last quarter points, but it was the other one

Don’t see him getting a game next week

Pman

Rivers in my opinion as he scored a putrid 33 last week and unfortunately I'm stuck with having to play him on field in DEF as have nil bench coverage with Nobel and Mcasey not selected and trading Howe out.

Derek

I think there were quite a few had a sigh of relief when Rivers was named.

I’m going to bench him, so now watch him tonne up

I saw his first half of his first game and thought he looked great. Didn’t watch last week, but the cats are tough to play. Won’t be surprised to see him do good. NDD has big wraps in him