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Foz, bless his cotton socks, did me a solid last week by stepping up to Panic Room duties. It’s a hard gig, but we can’t hide the fact that he went full BT on it by confusing player names and making a meal of his round 6 side. Being the supportive network we are, we roasted him for it

If I went up in rank by 1 for every time I’ve heard “this is a year like no other” my rank would look respectable like Patch’s (how is Patch good??) and not like a telephone number. Last week I struggled and scraped my way to a little over 1,900 and yet I still went UP in rankings. Although this may say less about the strangeness of the week and more about the fact I was well back in the pack at the conclusion of round 5…

But, as they say, there is no rest for the wicked. With games now coming even more thickly and fast…ly and the introduction of everybody’s favourite Monday night fixture (ew) in round 7, we’ll have even less time to rage trade during the week.

Newz you can Uze

*gestures vaguely in the direction of Thursday night footy*. Things happened. Let’s move on.

The Bombers are unveiling Ned Cahill tonight. With Essendon’s long held tactic of bombing it long to the shortest forward they have, the Cahill name is perfect for some audacious volley’s to be had tonight. I’m expecting big things. Mason Redman also makes his return. Bevo has swung the axe, dropping four for the game. First rounder Cody Weightman gets his chance. 

Tim Taranto will play his first game of the year against the Lions on Saturday and Jye Caldwell has also been recalled at the expense of Tom Green and Jackson Hately. Callan Ward will miss with another knee injury. Brisbane will go in unchanged. The Swans have lost JPK and Isaac Heeney long term but will regain a ruckman in the form of Callum Sinclair. Elijah Taylor, labelled as an “excitement machine”, will make his debut. Gold Coast have made made one change, replacing Fiorini with Wil Powell. Jack Ziebell returns on Saturday night against the Tigers, and my maturity is being put to the test by the naming of Aiden Bonar and Mason Wood (hehe). The Tigers, for their part, are unchanged.

Sunday is your usual hodgepodge of extended squads and possible debuts. Carlton have named Matthew Cottrell and ex-Tiger Callum Moore. Port have named ex-Lion Sam Mayes, as well as Rocky and Xavier Duursma. Mitch Georgiades is also on the team sheet if you’ve still got him at F8. Harrison Jones could get another opportunity to impress for the Hawks after debuting in round 5. Shaun Burgoyne will make his return. Jon Patton (hamstring) is the only confirmed out so far. The Dees will miss TMac for the clash, with 5 names added none of them are particularly SuperCoach relevant. Freo have named three possible debuts for the Derby – Lloyd Meek, Michael Frederick, and Tobe Watson. In a massive loss, Nat Fyfe will miss as well as promising youngster Hayden Young. West Coast could also have a debutante in Xavier O’Neill. Their midfield will be boosted with the inclusion of Luke Shuey

Teams for Adelaide v St.Kilda will be named Saturday afternoon.     

Breakevens

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

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

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

It’s downgrade szn! “Cash generation is important” is a close second to “this is a year like no other” in terms of overused cliches. There is a stack of options (see above) so my pick would just be what suits you the best. You missed Sam Simpson last night, but with forward line rookies doing their usual thing of being garbage you could probably cut your losses with one and jump on a guaranteed cash boost in Izak Rankine. – NOTE I will not be made accountable if he spuds it. 

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hedski

Cheers Kev, I went with Brander and Starcevich out, Simpson and Rankine in.
If my maths is correct (it's probably not), I should be able to get Whitfield and Bazalenka in next week which would be nice.
God my cats were awful last night.

BrownlowBoy

Hey Hedski!

I went McInerny and Taylor to Simpson and Rankine.

Missed Grundy as VC (went Danger) so Gawn gets the gig.

Was always gonna be an uphill battle when our leader went down.
We were too tall to begin with in my opinion, wouldn't of minded a young guy getting a go given the conditions.
Definitely outplayed, however just felt like the 50/50 chances didn't go our way, and nor did the umpires but that's the game sometimes.

hedski

Yeah I went Danger too BB, Big Max is getting the armband.
We just seemed to be out hunted for the ball last night, the pies pressure was hot.

Shake n bake

Your cats were alright Hedski. Had some early issues which only made things difficult.

Russty_

Degoey had a game for the ages Shake, if he could only do that consistently, he'd be a superstar.

Shake n bake

Yeah good move to keep him fwd ytday.

Mikee

Now you have to tell us more about your cats. Did they eat your cheat sheet? <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/><img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

hedski

Yes Mikee, and shat on the carpet.

Lekdog

I went Fyfe and Brown to Taylor Adams and Simpson

Russty_

Good call with Adams there Lek.

Lekdog

I reckon it was lmartos in Twitch chat that talked me into it

Spifflicator

Surely anyone actually fit for the Swans is an excitement machine!!!

Lekdog

Good point haha!

Ralph

Thanks for the write up Kev! Gone with Rowell to Simpson and will be bringing in McPherson as well. Holding Fyfe this week and will be looking at bringing in Bazlenka and Crisp (possibly Hurn if he shows some form) next week.

Lekdog

Big Baz is gonna be in a lot of teams next week

Pman

Who is Bazlenka?

KSinny

Bailey Smith

Holty01

Was going to do 2 downgrades this week but might paint the fence. Seems to be a few to debut this week so we seem to have options.

Lekdog

That was my logic with painting the fence

Shake n bake

Greene out for GWS

Choppers

Byrnes to debut for St. Kilda on Monday.

Russty_

Nice Choppers, I'll look forward to that.

Russty_

Hey Holty, you need to do some trading and get the C off Fyfe in Jocks Journeyman draft side mate

Holty01

Damn, keep forgetting about the draft team. Been one of those seasons where I’ve found it difficult to get into it. Will look at it, cheers mate

Russty_

No worries, just grab a few free agents and you'll have a chance at least, can't give Trig a walkover lol

ST1974

My plans are in disarray. I was initially going to trade Sturt for Rankine and Brander for Ridley or Dodee. However, with Fyfe, Green, Rivers, and McInerney not playing this week and only Mahony on the bench (doesn't feel me with a great deal of confidence), I am not sure whether I should leave Rankine this week and try to downgrade one of Green, McInerney or Rivers to a rookie midfielder on the bubble (unfortunately I missed out on Simpson last night) and use Williamson (or Watson if named in the final team) to cover Brander and not sure what to do about Fyfe given that he is due to miss again due to hamstring issues. I have $226K in the bank.

Please, any advice or assistance much appreciated as I am well and truly in panic mode.

derek

i was going to do the Rankine & Simpson double down this week. But decided that Fyfe needs to go.

I wasn't going to get Fyfe this year, but when Dusty missed a game earlier in the year, i just sideways to fyfe and he did good until he got injured, i kept him last week, but not anymore.

mick

Like me you are getting belted every week with the injury stick ST. I also wanted Rankine and Simpson this week but I lost a couple of goodies to injury I got simpson because my bench is full of non-players or spud rookies and I needed to turn at least one into a warm-blood.
I'm still undecided on Rankine though, there is no doubt about his talent but his durability is a massive concern considering the carnage thats been happening every week this year and the last thing that I need is another player sitting on the pine with a 7 weeks soft tissue injury. I've almost decided to leave him until next week (he'll only be about 170k) and get an ultra durable goodie like selwood- oh wait he's broken also.
What's Clayton Oliver been like this year?

derek

I am looking at Fyfe to Oliver.

One thing for certain is Melbourne have had their 'bye'.

mick

I ended up getting simpkin been wanting him for weeks but never been able because of constant holes on the backline

Shake n bake

Degoey out for maybe 8weeks

NDD

That's going to hurt the maggies ,that kind of year I quess

Russty_

Damn unlucky after that game last night too.

mick

How the hell do you miss 8 weeks with a sore finger? He's as soft as Pmans chocolate teapot.
I remember a bloke playing for Hawthorn getting his finger chopped off by choice so that he wouldn't miss too many games. De Goey needs to take a good hard look at himself and not just because he's soft he's a major ar$ehole as well.

derek

Daniel Chick

mick

Yeah that was him

Shake n bake

I missed 8 weeks with a finger! I shattered the bone and torn ligaments in my middle finger and had a pin put in for 5 weeks. When l played out the rest of the year l had to wear a plastic cover so l couldn’t bend that finger in a glove. Till today l still cant bend that finger all the way.

mick

I played 14 weeks with 3 broken fingers one of them broken in two places. The doctor asked if I played piano or a wind instrument and when I said no he said there was no point in surgery they'd heal by themselves eventually and the loss of dexterity wouldn't impact my life.
He was wrong, 2 knuckles are still separated and never knitted back together and it makes using a key board difficult and the fingers have the profile of Kim Kardshian

A serious footballer should never miss a game due to a sore finger particularly if he's important to the team, that's just selfish. It's a finger you have 8 of them and only need 1 to pick your nose or scratch your ar$e

Shake n bake

Ill just laugh at that comment. No need to reply to something you obviously want to play down.

NDD

Agree Shake Mick reminds me of someone I can;t put my finger on

mick

and the cowardly lambs hide behind the biggest one and go bah bah bah. get $tuffed idiot

mick

I'm not playing anything down mate. Degoey is on more than 500k a year to play footy and to take 8 weeks off because of a sore finger is selfish.

Shake n bake

Because of the coin he’s on, only a sore finger & selfish I’m hoping ur just playing it down.

Pman

He needs to watch a replay of the 1990 Finals Series when the late and great Darren Millane played the last 4 games including the GF with a broken thumb that had to be re-broken and re-cast at the end of each game. None tougher than Pants Millane….

TelescopicCox

All week I've been in the hold Fyfe camp, but I'm getting an itchy trigger finger.

Leaning to offloading Starcevich to Rankine, after already doing Hately to Simpson (watch Hately get a 100 now he's a late in for Greene), and reassessing Fyfe next week where I could move him to Neale, Treloar or Adams

Better to jump on Rankine, or move Fyfe to a Yeo or Mitchell to not lose points on the field

Russty_

Hey TC, if I had Fyfe, cause he's such an uber, I'd want to hold one more week to see if he's back next week, but even if he goes then, I'd want to replace him with a like for like uber scorer.

TelescopicCox

Cheers Russty. I'll stay the course and offload one of Starcevich or Sturt. I'm so annoyed at GWS for bringing Hately back, after I trade him our for Simpson. I'm starting a no GWS player rule from now on, after trading Josh Kelly to Fyfe when he missed!

NDD

it pays to wait TC Just think Fyfe will miss longer

mick

Everything that I've read has Nathan missing 'several' weeks

mick

I went into self imposed isolation after last sundays game but came out to watch the pies game last night and got the shock of my life bloody Gary Rohan was playing. WTF did the afl lose the tape of those 3 head hits he delivered?
Genuinely in a state of disbelief about that considering the soft non-head hits that have seen players rubbed out this year. The match review mob are even more inconsistent than the umpires.

I notice that I still only have 2 trades this week 427 players out with injury and those cheap mongrels at the hun only give me 2 trades. Grrr

Tony

Have a beer mick

mick

Who the hell is bazlenka?

Ralph

Bailey Smith from the Bulldogs mick👍

mick

Thanks Ralph. Where does Bazlenka come from?

Ralph

No worries mick, happy to help. Pretty sure its the nickname he gave himself as well as his Instagram handle

mick

Who should I have onfield out of Connor Bdurick and Marion Pickett?

derek

I'm glad i can loop them this week, because i have no idea who i would choose.

Pman

Pickett for me Mick, Budaricsk scores 50- 60 on a good day and Pickett has a higher ceiling although is yet to set the world on fire.

mick

Max still only in 26% of teams. He's almost a pod

redherringfc

Next week. (is what i’ve been saying for 3 weeks)

derek

yep, when his price drops a bit.

mick

hahahahaha

BomberKnighta

Wow, didn't know that. So happy i stayed on track with him. Stupidly didnt take grundy as VC but wont matter because he will score 150+

Neverweaken

I still have Rozee cos previous round disasters meant I couldnt get around to trading him. Same reason I still have Houston. At least that worked.
Should I keep him and trade out Taylor or Sturt for Rankine? Or trade him now before he loses even more money?

Soothsayer

Same here, I have Rozee busting out 127 this weekend. Or is that 27? Either way, there’s no good trading him till he makes some of his lost cash back. Not with so much carnage.

I brought Duncan in for Fyfe, he was as solid as a rock I still can’t trade Duncan out but will have to or lose another $40k Shen he plays.

Russty_

Surely he can't lose too much more money?…I've had the spud from the start also, may as well hang onto him now..hope he turns it around.

Neverweaken

Fair enough. Might bench him and loop with king!

mick

Good stuff Kev. Freo were talking Michael frederick all pre season it will be interesting to see if he gets a run. He's got another name as well that I can't recall just now but I remember it being a lot better than 2 first names and no surname. Some of those 2 first name blokes have been super good at footy Lachie Neil Tom Mitchell Martin Dustin Stefan Martin are a few that spring to mind

Pman

Frederick has been named on I/C so one to keep an eye on…any ideas on how far away Sturt is?

BomberKnighta

It's carnage but am happy Ceglar has been dropped (sort of). He would have got smashed and lost a lot of cash. I'm keeping him as he will be handy during byes as a swing or if one of the big two go down with a 1 or 2 week injury. He is not that bad and will be back, I think 🙂

Ja191

is there any chance zerk-thatcher comes in this year trying to decide who to trade out out of rivers and him

BomberKnighta

Bombers backline looking good though rivers is poop. Thats hard. Zerk will battle to get in and rivers has DP so keep Rivers?

Russty_

Think he might've gotten a gig if Ridley didn't turn out to be so good.

Lekdog

Agree, think his time is likely done

Gibbs

Macrae, TK or Greenwood?

BomberKnighta

Macrae.

TOPHAWK1

Macrae

Soothsayer

Is Doedee out? I just read he will be Captain?

Russty_

Appointed stand in Captain for Sloane.

Antonio

When do the teams for Monday’s game get finalesed?

Russty_

I think probably tomorrow Antonio about 4 to 4.30 ish

TOPHAWK1

Could punt Heeney for Bailey Smith tonight! Pass on Rankine. Crazy?

Russty_

I got him in this week, hope Baz has a good one, passed on Simpson but I got Rankine, get him if you're feeling it mate.

TOPHAWK1

I held off Russty. Just. Very tempting mind you. Still have Heeney. LOL

Russty_

He'll be a nice price next week unless he gets a huge ton tonight, so are you just waiting for Rankine to play until the last minute?..so he doesn't have a freak accident or something

TOPHAWK1

I dont trust Rankine. An injury waiting to happen. Also, I have Devon Smith, Aarts, and Taylor onfield up forward. With Georgiades and Brander on the bench. The Heeney trade is crucial. My forward line is a trainwreck waiting to happen.

Russty_

Know what ya mean TH, my fwd line is a turd happening as we speak lol

Soothsayer

I read that but SC has him not playing

Russty_

There's ticks on the Crows/Saints now Soothsayer, it was delayed cause of the Monday start

Jorg Ancrath

Dev Smith going well….

Russty_

Yeah he's my backup score for captain Cavarra, think Cavarra might outscore him.

JugHead

Yep. NOT. Would have liked to move him on, but I've been busy plugging bigger holes each week.
He has got so predictably bad, that I considered starting him on the bench and looping him on instead of a rookie if he got to 50-60.

holty01

Is it just me or does Devon Smith seem disinterested in the game of Footy. Been poor for the last month and tonight giving away soft free kicks, not tackling. He is not the player from a few years ago when he was tackling like a man possessed and was as tough as nails.

Russty_

I would've straight swapped him to Rankine this week mate if I could've, had to deal with Heeney and Long first.
My fwd line looks like a sack of potatoes

holty01

That’s better. 4 tackles in the quarter.

Shake n bake

Just gets worse embarrassing

holty01

I really don’t know what to think anymore Shake.

Russty_

English has turned himself into a pretty good ruckman, does plenty of the other good stuff around the ground too besides the hitout thing…he's a pretty solid mark and a good kick, doesn't mind getting down and dirty with the tackling also.
Doggies would be stoked with how well he's come along.

Ralph

Dev🤦‍♂️ Stop giving away 50s son!!

Kangaz

English going to have a 200 point game. Who expected that. …..

Russty_

I did in my draft side, my ruck in my real sc side is way shitter.

holty01

Lol, what a strange season. Who would have thought English would be one of the best scorers after round 7 this year.

derek

shows how poor the essendon ruck department is

TRIGGA_HAPPY

😭😭🥺😭😭

Rd 1 started English but he is given masterclass by Grundy.

Rd 2 – traded English to pionett to bring in Howe and Stewart.

I repeat

😭😭🥺😭😭

Rd 7 English 200 pts.

Yep that's the ball game and sums my year pretty well….

DEESNUTSRBIG

I ditched English after back to back 60's. It was the most pathetic ruck performance by a number 1 ruckman I can remember vs Grundy. English didnt even look at the ball, was busy watching Grundy and was therefore a step or 2 behind every throw in or ball up. Pittonet clearly beat English in the ruck last week but around the ground this English is picking up points at will.
I also ditched Houston and Brayshaw after crappy starts and now am forced to ditch Heeney and Sloane so F this season already.

Russty_

Rough trot Dees, sometimes it's better to wait but then you lose big moolah, maybe change your name to Deesnutsrjinxed lol
I was considering English for this season cause I thought he'd have a year, I remember Trig did too, ended up starting with Jacobs and Grundy, reckon English is gonna be a really good ruckman, may be already.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah Russty following the Dees you do get used to disappointment though!
English is considered a good follower at this stage, in terms of pure ruckman the big boys will do a number on him still. 23yo next month, 205cm and 93KG – Future is bright for him and the Dogs though.

TOPHAWK1

I feel your pain Trigga. I started with English too. After two turds he was punted for Grundy. Sigh……… If either Gawn or Grundy get's injured from here, at least I now know who the replacement will be. That's the only consolation. TH

The Ranger

It seems that every year I panic trade at least one player that I later regret Trigga.
English this year, Mundy last year, Menegola the year before…it's easy to do when you're trying to nail your team down in the first few weeks. I went English – Sauce – Pittonet which is a waste of two trades in hindsight.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

The other problem was we had waaayyy too much time to think about trades between rd 1 and 2 and then got the bonus of 5.

Peter

I ditched English for Grundy after 1 round . I had to keep houston and Brayshaw do to other priorities. Looking o.k at the moment but i have had to do plenty of sideways trades due to injuries. I am bringing in Haynes and Doedee in this week. Hate to miss out on the rookies but my backline is carnage with young..brander williams rivers etc

Joe_T

Not quite as bad as me starting English, ditching him after Round 1 to Jacobs, then trading Jacobs to Pittonet in Round 4, and now bringing in Gawn this week (in a week where English scored 204).

Yep.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

That is rucked mate.

NDD

Playing Derek in Jock's Journeymen. Reckon the C on English might just win me the game

Russty_

Well done mate, someone needs to take that tall poppy down lol, I beat him by 4 points in the other league last week, and have English as C in that one too woohoo.

NDD

But why haven't we got him in classic could have helped us both. let's just take it eh

Derek

I might have to concede that one.

Had Selwood on my field for a lousy 10.

It’s a long way back. But the great thing about Draft is that every player is unique, so you never know.

Derek

Wait on. I traded Selwood from you last week for Brayshaw.

NDD

sure did thanks

DEESNUTSRBIG

Bailey Smith 435k – breakeven of 132 – scored 77.
Anyone know what price he drops to and breakeven for next week?
Just wondering about getting him next week or better to leave it for the week after.

AuroraBorealis?!

Price will be 419k, unsure on breakeven for next week though, would assume somewhere in the range of 110-120

DEESNUTSRBIG

Cheers

MagicGnome97

I think his breakeven will be much much lower. like closer to 50. and he'll be about 411k I reckon.

AuroraBorealis?!

Why would his b.e be closer to 50? Granted he scored well last week (although still under be), but this week he scored 50+ points under his be. It will definitely drop but i'm not sure i see it dropping by 80 points.

derek

his BE will be about 50. That is because his score of 3 against kangas drops out of his 3 game rolling average.

A players BE is based on his last 3 games

Lekdog
MagicGnome97

yeah this. the 3 will drop out of his 3 game rolling average.

What_Bear

Hi community,

After loopholeing Sammy Simpson onto my field, i am worried about Cripps missing on sunday.Should i pick 2 mid emergencies and get the lowest?(Buderick my other one)

I could also leave Aarts on the field and take his score (:

Any advice would be appriciated

Bear

MagicGnome97

sounds like cripps is in pretty good nick so i wouldnt be too worried.

dont sacrifice your score for the off chance he does miss.

Lekdog

I try not to make calls on the off-chance a player will miss. Back Crippa in

derek

put both Cripps and Budarick on bench with E's does that work?

MagicGnome97

When you have two emergencies on the same line coming in for 1 player, you get the lower score of the 2.

Derek

But you can have 2 donuts on field and get both E’s

Derek

Ridley had a strange game.

In about 50 at quarter time and was lucky to get to 90. I didn’t see game, anything happen to him.

90 is still a good score for a $500+ player, but he could have gone very big.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

After qtr time dogs dominated possession, when they went forward normally hit up a leading fwd limiting ridleys impact and influence.

Bombers also shared it around in back line with saad generating the run …

JugHead

He will probably get dropped, but it would be nice to see Ned Cahill get a couple more games.
DPP, and Bombers have already had their bye. He could be useful donut insurance when the byes start.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

What is it with these 1st gamers?
What r they on?
Whatever it is I want some!

How good was Rankines first goal, first kick first goal?

Then weightman takes a gutsy pack mark, first touch then cooly goes back and slots a 40m banana! Who does that?
Amazing.

Plays like the flea hard and tough and got some goal sense but boy he also has some pizzazz. 👏

Kangaz

Byes = Best 18. Desperately needed just to field a full team

derek

I doubt it Kangaz.

there will be some weeks where there will be 4 teams with the bye, that will need to be best 18, but most weeks it will be two teams with the bye and i doubt that will be best 18.

remember when the two teams would go to China and have the bye the following week, that was always best 22 as usual.

i believe they are starting the byes from round 9 and won't be having any byes in the last two rounds 17 & 18.That leaves 8 rounds for 16 teams to have a bye (Melbourne and Essendon won't have a bye). On average that would be 2 teams a round. I believe the AFL have said there will be some weeks where there will be 4 teams, but it won't be many.

I'm guessing there will be 2 or 3 rounds where there will be 4 teams with a bye and those weeks we may get three trades and have best 18 only. All other weeks it will be best 22 and 2 trades.

Jorg Ancrath

See the stat comparison they did with English and Grundy at same point of career. English ahead on most counts. Could turn into the next ruck beast. Tap work still iffy but very mobile and gets a lot of touches. Looks ungainly tho.

NDD

Gawn was the same untill that game against the cats at kardinia park Big future for the kid

TOPHAWK1

Devon Smith……Last four round scores: 70, 70, 68, 71. I am seriously running out of patience with this pr-ck. At least he is consistent……..(Dropping turds) TH

JugHead

Last night was the first time I've watched him this year. The scary thing is he had a lot of junk stats late in the game.
That 71 points could easily have been 50. He doesn't look remotely close to hitting 90-100.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hope for your sake hawk Alabama doesnt go tag the suitcase today.

Likely Neale but you never know…

TOPHAWK1

De Boer will jump into the suitcase for sure. Probably at the start of the game to test his dodgy shoulder. I reckon after that he will get out of the suitcase and wear Neale like a cheap suit. LOL

derek

Devon is averaging exactly the same as Whitfield this season 😉

JugHead

How many out there don't have Gawn? And do you plan to get him even at his high price?
This is the only year I haven't started him because of the early injury cloud.
His scoring this year is comparable to Gaz at his peak (on shortened game time!!)
Given that he has already had his bye, I feel like rank players that don't have him are gunna get seriously burned from now on.

Lekdog

Gonna try and get him next week, had him but when the Melbourne v Essendon game was cancelled. If I don't get him next week then i start to lose on the trade

derek

he is $753k. that is a lot of k's

i have a formula to calculate what someone's score should be based on their price. It helps to determine if they are value for money. Its like a piece of string, pull on one end, the other end gets shorter.To get Max, means you lose points elsewhere. I don't have Max, but i still have 4 rookies on my field.

I calculate that Max need to score 134pts to be above his value.Compare that to Pittonet (my R2) needs to score 91pts to be above his value.

I would definately say that Max will beat 134, maybe by 15pts, but i'm still fairly confident that Pittonet could beat his 91 by 15pts as well.

Max does have the added bonus that melbourne have already had their bye. My plan was to get him once my rookies are all off the field, but i might get him a bit sooner once we know the AFL draw for rounds 9 onward.

Dash

Need to get Rankine in?
Options to trade are Sturt, Budarick, Mcinerney, Georgiades, Bewley, C Taylor?

JugHead

I was in a similar situation and flicked Sturt. Yep, he hasn't made much money. But he is injured.
Warm bodies are at a premium for me right now, especially with byes still to come.

Dash

I forgot to add Fyfe to that list

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Always trade someone who is not playing if u have a choice.

derek

it was interesting that McInerney didn't get picked this week, even though Heeney and JPK are out.

Dash

I forgot to add Fyfe to that list.
I'm not sure which one. McInerney will probably come back in.

derek

i am considering not getting Rankine this week (didn't get Simpson either) and bringing in Tim Kelly.

Fyfe has to go. I can't risk him missing multiple games which looks likely.

First trade is, Bringing in Oliver for Fyfe. I had Oliver at the start but panic traded him to Fyfe when Melbourne's game was cancelled and i thought i needed best 22. Melbourne have had their bye, so he shouldn't miss any games.

My second trade was going to be the shoal move; Starcevich to Rankine and bank some cash.

My rank is still reasonable and only 162pts away from top 100, so i'm not than keen to have unspent cash.

For my second trade, Starcevich to Tim Kelly. At $500k he is an underpriced premium. Eagles are heading home to Perth and i can see them doing very well and want to have at least one of the eagles midfield (Yeo for $9k cheaper is an option). Tkelly BE is 75 so this will be his lowest price.

Rankine will make some very nice cash, but will still be another rookie on my field, so it doesn't feel like i have gained anything.

My logic is telling me to get Rankine, bank the $400k cash to get Max Gawn next week (Max won't have any byes) or should i make a shark move this week?

Lekdog

Shark move! Do it!

MagicGnome97

I'd go for Gawn next week tbh.

NDD

Pity Pitto plays early so you can't guage his worth. to Gawn's Pitto could go nuts this round without Lycet Iike the Kelly logic as Rankine could easily miss games

Derek

Thanks NDD. I didn’t realise Lycett was out

The Ranger

Depends on your other rookies Derek, if you think you can still generate enough cash without getting Rankine then do the Kelly move.
It looks like there will be more rookies on the bubble next week.

TOPHAWK1

Go for it Derek. Rankine could easily break down again. Your ranking is right up there. If I was in your position I would maintain the aggression. Good luck mate. TH

Shake n bake

I’m banking Rankine goes 80+

Derek

I thought the same and went safe, got Rankine

Holty01

Get Gawn mate. If you are after overall, he is a must.

dontblushbaby

I got Yo Yo last week for similar reasons, getting Rankine this week also , then Gawn and another fallen premo next week

TOPHAWK1

I might follow Derek and pass on Rankine. I have Simpson and a decent depth of warmed bodied rooks. (Williamson, Noble, starc, Bennel, Budarick, Serong, Simpson, Aarts, Taylor, and Georgiades who is on the cusp of getting a game). Why not turn Heeney into a fallen or value premo forward or mid? I like Greenwood, Yeo, or Oliver? Got Grawndy locked away. Thoughts community?

Pman

Depends on how much cash generation you need. I have Heeney too and considered a swap to Greenwood but need the cash more so went for Rankine and will double upgrade next week for Smith/Whitfield and Gawn.

Russty_

Greenwood's looking a good pick this year and still a nice price Hawk.

s.c. tragic

Anyone having trouble accessing fanfooty?

Russty_

Yeah mine takes me straight to my router home page…wtf!! happened last night too, anyone know the solution?

Red

When will Monday teams be named?

redherringfc

they’re up now

Russty_

Probably means bench and emergencies.

Red

The final teams I mean.
Need to know if McAsey has made the cut.

Russty_

I'd say around 4 to 4.30 today Red, hopefully.

Red

hopefully before the Gold Coast game!!

dontblushbaby

Good to see Cogs getting more of it, but why is Whitfield playing in the forwards ?

Red

Best Job Security?
Day or McPherson

Dash

Sturt, McInerney, Georgides or Fyfe to make way for Rankine?
Still can't decide.

redherringfc

Sturt. He is out for 2 to 3 more. Fyfe probably is as well, but if you don’t need the money this week hold him and reassess next week.

Other 2 are pretty close to getting back in (hopefully)

Bells

Whitfield – 16 possessions at 85%, 11 kicks, 3 marks, 3 frees for – 59 points.
The scoring on Supercoach is completely random this year. They just make it up, don't they?

redherringfc

I saw a bit of the game in the 2nd quarter and he was dreadful. I don’t know where the 85% efficiency came from. I reckon he had 3 clangers in a matter of 5 minutes. Pretty sure he gave away a free or 2 in that time.

Holty01

Agreed Red. I’m a Whitfield owner and was getting frustrated with his efficiency. No way he was going at 85%.