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PODCAST | How to prepare for the Supercoach bye rounds!

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Lekdog and Patch take you through all of the rules changes, bye round tactics and the best trade targets moving forward.

10/10 – “This pod is why I’m on fire every week” – Ben Stratton

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Russty_

Ben Stratton is my role model for this season, my season so far is like a mirror of his form, absolutely kickin ass baby…I'm a bloody scoring machine !

derek

Ben is starting to knock out Zac Dawson type numbers.

If Ben gets more mid-field minutes, he might be a great option

Mitch is back

Sure to hit the cheat sheet after his round 10 bye (where he will score about 20 less than his average)

Teague Train

Bye round preparation? No need, i need to work out to score better without the byes

Round 7 – score 2100, not bad, could be better but trades should fix that, right? right??????

Trade in Gawn and Smith, for Pittonet and Henney

Round 8 – score 2067….

Jorg Ancrath

Anyone considering a specky on JJK as a r replacement for Dev Smith? Could blast 150, could drop a 30. But with best 18, not the worst option. Has tonned up last two back home.

s c tragiic

Kennedy is a shoe-in against the pies always kicks a bag against them.

derek

with best 18, he is almost a free hit

Jorg Ancrath

That's my thinking Derek. I'm trying to finish off team as quick as poss. So filling those 18-22 spots with cheap speculative options, who can always be upgraded later on. This season theres just too many rookies only banging out a 50 averages, so making cash for big upgrades is hard.

Ralph_7

I think my trades for this week will be Doedee, Williamson and Dev Smith OUT and Hurn, Parker and Close IN. I know with byes Hurn and Parker maybe aren't the best options but tbh I don't care and just want them in my team. If Hill doesn't get up I'll be copping a defence donut but my season is cactus anyway, might as well do my best to get to full premo regardless of scoring output #YOLO

Shake n bake

Why is teams thinking of wc players the have the bye with 3 other teams rd 10! Good luck covering.

AuroraBorealis?!

I only have 3 players missing rd 10, with Hurn added that makes 4. still have 26 players to choose from to get 18, not a big deal. Probably the cheapest Hurn will be as well.

Ralph_7

Exactly AB, gotta get them in while they're cheap! Will be looking at Tom Stewart in a few weeks to fix up the defence

AuroraBorealis?!

As will I Ralph, not sure if i can make it work though, only have 1 (of 3) defensive rookies making money, and he is nowhere near ready to cull. May have to miss out on him unfortunately

ndd

In the same boat AB only one missing DOC so easy call for HURN

AuroraBorealis?!

Hopefully he can score decently.

Any inside word on how Rivers is tracking NDD? Would love for him to be called up, not having defensive bench cover for the upcoming chaos makes me nervous

ndd

They played a scratchie with mostly dee players and dons and tiges called the demon allies coached by Richo against Carlton Tom mac Donald was the standout but Rivers has slipped in favour of Joel Smith If they need a defender it will be Smith his tank is so much better than Rivers but Rivers needs games. Now not a super coach must have Still think he is melbournes best draftie this year

AuroraBorealis?!

Cheers for the info mate

Shake n bake

All you bench playing?

AuroraBorealis?!

Nah mate, sitting on Gould and Rivers unfortunately. Although i should still be fine in the short term, this is of course before any random restings though.

Ralph_7

I currently have 6 out in round 10 but have cover on all lines and I figure if I can get in premos while they're cheap I'll be better set for league finals which I'm focusing more on than overall

ndd

JUST LUCKY i SUPPOSE Shake with Doc only missing

Shake n bake

l have Doc Cripps Wingard so l cant afford to lose another player by bringing in someone that will miss. l played a team with Brayshaw Ryan and Walter this week wish that was rd10. If you only have 1 or 2 out go for it but l have 3 l think thats 1 to many.

derek

chad, Titch, Sicily & Doc all missing first week of byes.

Hurn joins the bunnies round 11

Shake n bake

You’ll still have 18 going around I’m sure Derek but that’s still a big hit having those 4 out. l know l hope l come up against a few teams that have say a Sicily or Titch out or teams say bring in Hurn this week.

FearTheBeard

D Smith & King & C Taylor OUT

Macrae & B Smith & Close IN

Just have to hope ANY of S Hill, Butler, Rivers get a run to allow this trade for D6 for a week then Lloyd in next week. Otherwise Lloyd in this week and Macrae next week 😐

Thomas

Copped a donut this week with Hill Brander and still Zerk-Thatcher not playing. Thinking of trading one of them to either McKay, Watson or Ling. Am I too late for McKay or is he still an option with his scoring so far? Haven't been able to watch the games but two good scores to start off with. At this stage, I am thinking Hill to McKay

Billobill

Are there any decent rookies for downgrades ?

Shake n bake

Watson Bell Close Taylor Just check teams when they drop

Holty01

Great pod lads and thanks for explaining the bye rounds.

Habba

Who between Haynes Lloyd or Daniels should I trade in? Note I can only get 1 as will be finishing my defence next week with Stewart. Leaning towards Lloyd, pricey but looks a must have!

cash_cows

lloyd, haynes, daniels in that order for me.

The Ranger

Ranked just outside the top 1K but still not got Gawn.
Should I go Pitt, Doedee and Hill – Gawn, Close and another rookie?

The Ranger

Could get Goldie and bank 160K…

Jorg Ancrath

Someone was saying Goldies run in is tough. Has pretty much beat up on the weak rucks up to now. Gawn is gold.

The Ranger

Good point Jorg, thanks.

Shake n bake

Pitt to miss rd 10 and is starting to bleed πŸ’²

The Ranger

Yeah I think I'm gonna go with those trades Shake, it's just a lot of bloody cash to fork out!

Shake n bake

I did it last week Ranger hard to do cash wise but with 100 pt difference to Pitt, pitt went down over 30k this week and rd 10 bye coming up we’re gawn has had his. A great vc capt option, l have to say does feel good

The Ranger

It bloody does eh?!
Close looks to have reasonable JS with Ablett and Dahlhouse out but I'm not sure on the 2nd rookie…got $174 to spend so can't quite get to Georgiades.
Ling? Cahill? Bell?
Can get someone on any line.

ndd

You touched me up this week Ranger ,well done son I wouldn't hesitate with gawn Could even take Charlie home if Petracca and Clarry relax a bit though both make him look invinsible and therein lies your answer Range keep climbing mate NDD

The Ranger

Think it's locked in NDD, he's been in my team all day and I can't face taking him out of it again!

Neverweaken

I did last week and agonised over which ruck. Goldie English or Gawn. With any other than Gawn could upgrade somewhere else. With Gawn only 100K left in the bank.
Went Gawn and didnt regret it.

derek

i thought there was only 2 trades this week.

that is why i got Doedee last week (when i forgot to get Gawn) so i'd have the cash this week to get Gawn with the two trades (have $7k left over)

Jorg Ancrath

Do it. The rest of us have Gawn envy.

dontblushbaby

Not sure if it was mentioned on the podcast, we will need to be diligent with start times on games over the next 20 days as they are all over the place :

For example this Friday 30/7 – Carlton v Hawthorn starts at 5.40, next week there are games on Wednesday and Thursday at 5.40, all are AEST

cash_cows

Thanks for heads up, didn't even notice.
Plus a wednesday game this week.
Trading gonna be interesting.

Trades

Nicnat Yeo Doedee out… Gawn, Brodie Smith, Close in

On another note. Cripps at $486k my worrrrrd

Trades

Edit:478k

The Ranger

Buyer beware on Brodie. He burns.

Trades

Have just under 500… who do you suggest?

The Ranger

Whitfield, Bailey Smith, Shuey, Billings, McGrath…personally I'd take any of them in front of Brodie.

Trades

Sorry I should’ve said a defender

The Ranger

I'd probably go with Hurn or Stewart but Blicavs might be worth a look with Fort being out, he spent a bit of time in the ruck against Freo.

Trades

Yeah that could be a good option. Although he’s up against Nicnat next.
Stewart or Rampe seems the way I’m swaying

TOPHAWK1

Agreed. Not touching him with a 20 foot barge pole

Shake n bake

P.s heads up rd 9 starts tomorrow!

ndd

Sam Skinner of brissy may be worth a look if he gets a gig 111K plays both ends and rucks i had him earlier after he played a slasher taking some big marks .He will score well as he will share the ruck now the Lions rucks are cactus May not even get a game but can play NDD

Pman

Be great to see Sam get a good run at it as the can play as evidenced by his debut 2.5 years ago against WC when he kicked 2 goals on debut. Has been terribly unlucky with 3 knee reconstructions on both knees in the space of 4 years.

Ryan

Hey community got 540K to spend on a mid can’t decide – zerrett with no bye or Mitch Duncan? The Bont is also available. Appreciate your thoughts thanks

AuroraBorealis?!

Really like Duncan personally mate, can't find a way to fit him in myself unfortunately

Crippa09

I've got Duncan and other than his 13 when he got injured hasn't disappointed! Luke Parker is another I'd look at. 1 stinker of a 46, the rest all been tons

CryBabyClarko

is it worth holding Pitto until he's had the chance to beat up on cry-baby clarkons rabble?

redherringfc

Only if you are a masochist.

FearTheBeard

Macrae in this week and hope one of S Hill, Brander, Rivers gets a run? OR Lloyd in this week and go for Macrae next?

FearTheBeard

Anyone?

Keenbutclueless

I reckon Lloyd. Only Hill is a chance in my mind, and you won’t know before Macrae plays. Too much chance of a donut.

redherringfc

I’d go Lloyd. I haven’t checked break evens, but Lloyd is a must. You avoid the potential of a zero and end up with a keeper anyway.

Derek

Your problem is Macrea plays Wednesday before You know if Hill or Brander is playing

Maybe play safe and go with Lloyd

MagicGnome97

Devon Smith, Doedee and Max King OUT

Petracca, Lloyd and Close IN

46.2k left in the kitty

Projected 2382 for this week after dropping 12,000 places in overall rank over the last two weeks (4,900th to 16,800th), with scores of 2033 and 1999.

I really hope Docherty, Cripps and Simpkin all lift their game this week.

JohnDJ59

I like those trades.

Jorg Ancrath

Yeo appeal successful. Phew

Mick

Love the pod as always lads!
I'm in a minor predicament and fearful of not having cash come the end of the year, hence my said predictament.

I've got a bank of 451,500 and a desire to bring in both Gaff and Parker this week.

My outs this week are: Budarick, McInerney and either Marlion Pickett or Dev Smith.
Allowing me to get Gaff, Parker and Close.

My question is; am I going to early on Pickett who has a little cash to make or is it inevitable for Dev Smith to turn his form around?
I could be overthinking it but need to bank the league wins.

Cheers guys!

Mitch is back

The answers are yes and yes.

Anyone else to trade out.

Mick

Stephen Hill, Noble, Zerk Thatcher, Bennell, Rivers, Aarts, Sturt are my bench rookies I can trade

JohnDJ59

Using all three trades this week. Out: Williamson, D.Smith, Taylor. In: McPherson, Oliver, Close. I know I am trading out players that are getting a game when I could be trading out three that aren't, but I've had enough of these players and the non playing ones will go if they don't get a gig in the next three weeks.

Marcus

Does anyone here think that Ryder and Witts are good trades in ? Gawn is my first ruck, and i was thinking of putting Ryder in the Forward line (He has the FWD/RUC dual position status)

Derek

Look what rucks Port had on the weekend. Not much.

Mitch is back

Out – Doedee, Taylor & M.Smith
In – Dusty, Ridley & Close

Liked what I saw in Dusty last week, and his priced right. Went with Ridley so I have another player I don’t have to plan around throughout the byes, also considered Saad.

Be looking to get Hurn after round 10 to finish my defence.

Mitch is back

M.King ( not Smith)

Derek

Ridley has been great, but probably missed the boat. Too expensive now and surely will now start getting attention from opposition coaches

What_Bear

It appears that we are going to be faced with bye rounds during the finals? That will make things interesting. Maybe we are better off trading in players with early byes to avoid donuts during the finals?

Mitch is back

Think SC finals will be rounds 16,17 & 18.

I think all byes would have been done by then.

Melb & Ess already done, 4 teams round 10, 2 teams round 11, leaves 8 teams, I’m guessing all byes will be completed by round 14.

Mitch is back

Sorry, 10 teams to have byes rounds 12-14

JEL

No byes for Rd12, so the final 10 byes have to happen Rd13 -18
They may do it in 2 Rds, but I would think they are more likely to spread it out over 3 – 4 rounds.
Byes during finals is on the cards.
Going by the precedent they have set, any bye rounds would be best18.

Derek

No byes for rounds 17 & 18

Means 10 teams have byes in rounds 13 to 16

ndd

Notice an old regular on JR Shane of GENERAL SORENESS is 4th overall scoring 2551 last week Always right up there in previous years Love to see him and his wisdom on the JR site again Holty was also 4th at some time last year and gives us valuable info regularly which is appreciated Good luck General enjoyed our leagues together cheers NDD

Browncow

A chap in one of Fozdaddys leagues (Wingardium Leviosa) is ranked 26. To be in the hunt at this stage would be nice. Good luck GS if out there!

The Ranger

Well spotted NDD, I used to be in a league with the General and I'd assumed he'd stopped playing, very good player.

ndd

i recall a year Ranger where he won every game bar one and that game was to me. The downside was it was a bye round and I just got lucky but i took it and crowed about it for months .An exceptional coach who knows his footy We need coaches like him and pieman back commenting . Wow has tainted the site but it's back better than ever now ,time for these guys to return methinks NDD

gator59

Also Banchang Barflys which is in Dereks JR Survivor Div 7 is coming 3rd overall.. God damn it Derek and I are in that one

ndd

And dont forget you two both Ranger and Gator killing it this year must have loaded up on DEE players

General Soreness

Thanks for the good wishes ndd, always enjoyed league match ups with the JR crew. Hope you are well mate. Fingers crossed the luck holds out and I can stay at the pointy end of this thing. Navigating these rolling lockouts is going to be hectic.

ndd

Great to hear from you champ,wish youall the best watch your trades mate

FearTheBeard

Is Lloyd a must or someone like Blivas or Stewart better choices? Last defender. I been saying gotta pay for Lloyd but thats 100k handy elsewhere? (Sicily, Hurn, Ridley, Doch, Haynes my current d's)

DEESNUTSRBIG

Lloyd is going up in price and Stewart will be real cheap next week (eg lloyd now 592 VS stewart next week 420 = 172k)
Who's your D6, 7 and 8?

My backline sucks – Docherty, Ridley, Laird, Doedee, Williamson, Hill. – Brander, Rivers.
So Lloyd is a must for me this week. I do like Stewart next week though.

FearTheBeard

Rivers & Hill neither playing.

So you think Lloyd is a big tick over Stewart?

DEESNUTSRBIG

S. Hurn is cheap at 420k (32yr 10mth) BE 45
152, 73, 89, 86, 68, 39, 93, 114.
Projected to be 435-440k next week (BYE)
Who is bringing him in this week or waiting to see how he goes and then possibly bringing in after his bye?

T. Stewart is cheap at 450k but will be cheaper next week. BE 162
100, 119, 84, 18, 89.
Projected to be 415-420k next week.

Joe_T

Im eyeing off Stewart instead of Hurn, just think there's a bit more reliability there and not an issue of getting rested etc since Hurn has an age factor. Both seem like great choices though, if you have around 20-21 playing in rd 10 then the bye shouldn't worry you so pull the trigger on Hurn this week.

derek

agree. Stewart ahead of Hurn

TommyC99

I don’t think Stewart drops anymore than 30k, so j am very much considering him this week. A driving factor in this is I don’t want another 28 from Williamson so deciding if the extra points is worth the 30k save. Speaking to a cats fan he said Stewart May have to play tall if Blicavs gets moved into the ruck. If cats bring in a ruckman I’ll probably bring Stewart in this week in the hope he gets a ton before everyone else jumps on next week

Bells

Have come in from 59,000 (rnd 2) to 1400 in the rankings. Pure skill of not having many of the injured players and trading arse off – bang, bang! Bringing in Gawn 4 weeks back with the permanent C on him has worked out well too.
Max King, Taylor and Pickett out this week for Ling, Close and Josh Kelly.
I think Ling will get a solid run in the team – Swans need to see him with contract up and having had two years waiting for him. First game looked solid enough at the level.
Not sure about Close's job security…..anyone?

Hopefully Kelly does better than my last week's 'in' Grundy. I figure Kelly's one more good score from rocketing up and I'd be paying top dollar. Looking to paint the fence next week for another top 8 mid. Hope they have down weeks.

Ando

Doedee to Daniel or Saad? When do WB have their bye?

Ando

Cheers Lek!

derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

A week of thrills and spills in JR Survivor this week.

The importance of having the immunity necklace around your neck was on full display this week. Fugg Nuggles (Div 1) & Booooom Time (Div 3) are thanking there great score the previous week for keeping them alive this week. On the flip-side, Hot Diggity Dog! & Iridium192 won't be too happy when they both find out they were the unlucky next-in-line teams.

A special shout out to Barchang Barflys (Div 7), a great community member who knocked out a massive 2450 this round and shot him to overall rank of 3. (that is 3rd in the world)

ELIMINATIONS

Div 1 – Scaries X & Hot Diggity Dog!

Div 2 – Whizz's Grizzlies & The AstroNaughtons

Div 3 – Chartomben & Iridium192

Div 4 – Streaker & Fetus

Div 5 – Astroboys & The Nakia 3310's

Div 6 – real roos & SamuraiPizzaCats

Div 7 – My Buddy Gresh & GoAheadMacraeMyDay

IMMUNITY for this week

Div 1 – Coolburg Rangers (2214)
Div 2 – hunterpunter (2439)
Div 3 – kicking behinds (2370)
Div 4 – 21SkiWrdDojaKeefs (2320)
Div 5 – The Blacksheep (2365)
Div 6 – Brock's Beasts (2403) – Back2Back Immunity
Div 7 – Barchang Barflys (2450)

Good luck fellas, won't be long before the merger and we can start the champion of Champions Group.

thanks fellas

derek

i need someone in Div 7 jump across to Div 6 to even up the groups

can someone in Div 7 nominate and i'll give you the code

Tiger

Who has the best job security? McKay Nth or McPherson Adel

TOPHAWK1

Both solid JS. Mc Pherson looks like he has nailed down a permanent spot in that Crows side.

Daniel

Which option out of Close or Ling is the better option to bring in this week? Also, should I loop Pickett tonight or loop Devon Smith on Friday night instead?

FearTheBeard

Rivers & Hill neither playing.My issue too. Can't decide Ling or Close 😐

FearTheBeard

OR that freo kid forget his name.

FearTheBeard

Lloyd or T Stewart and bank the 100k? To finish my d line.

Sicily, Hurn, Haynes, Ridley, Doch…. Lloyd or T Stewart…

Was gonna get Macrae in this week and Lloyd next though nervous S Hill, Rivers, Brander, Butler don't get a run then I got no d6 for the week?

TommyC99

I think Stewart represents excellent value and I’ll be bringing him in this week or next, but I don’t think we can go without Lloyd all season. Think he’s too essential.

TBone_23

Any chance Doedee comes back in for this week? Asking for a draft league side haha. Planning on Brander, C. Taylor and Dev out for Ling, Close and Duncan. With enough in the bank to grab Stewart for Starce next week. Only thing that’s worrying me is how long these rookies are taking to get about 250k, I feel like it’s hard for most of them to get above that this year haha. Cheers

Connor

Any reason I shouldn't pick Gaff?

Keenbutclueless

Only his round 10 bye

Neverweaken

Might seem a dumb question. Do I trade out Gould for Ling. Or Noble for Ling. Gould hasnt played a game but is good for looping. Noble has hit the wall.
Or is Ling not worth the hassle. Can trade out Noble and push Houston back.

Neverweaken

Finally. Devon Smith. Keep cos of no bye (Only reason) Or dump

Jess

Leaning towards hold due to needing his points on field. Im treating him as slow burn at rookie from this point, and he is still going to score more than my fwd rookies. Also no bye. I will lose cash but hopefully gain a higher scoring fwd until i upgrade around him

FearTheBeard

What time will team lists drop? I need to work out if I'm going Macrae or Lloyd ffs and it hinges on any of S Hill, Brander, Rivers, Butler getting a run πŸ™

FearTheBeard

Also do we think Close holds his spot for Cats or go Ling/Watson/Someone else?

JEL

It's a rolling drop, 24hrs before the game.

Makes planning almost impossible.

The teams for Melbourne v Port Adelaide will be announced on Wednesday night.

The teams for Carlton v Hawthorn and Essendon v Brisbane Lions will be announced on Thursday night.

The teams for North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows, St Kilda v Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats will be announced on Friday night.

The teams for Gold Coast Suns v GWS Giants and Fremantle v Collingwood will be announced on Saturday night.

Jess

Doedee out of my team, regardless of if be plays.

Doedee to Haynes (save 50k and best suited to my byes)

Or

Doedee to Hurn, D Smith to Dusty

Not sure I trust Hurn, so are leaning towards the first option and only getting ultra premiums in, albeit later than I would have wanted

Thoughts please? Ranked highly

derek

you can save $100k going Hurn instead of Haynes. that is a lot of k's.

I had Hurn last year and he was great. But he is a year older.

there are a few others around the Hurn price i'm looking at at next week. Z Williams will be about $440k, Stewart $420k, Brodie Smith $420k.

There is always B Stratton will be under $190k next week πŸ˜‰

manolaki

Community need some help. With team announcements this week all over the shop I am not sure who to bring in.

I want Macrae Close and one other. Or any other suggestions maybe for Noble or Starcevich.

Team is below. Thoughts?

D: Lloyd Haynes Ridley Docherty Laird Starcevich Noble Rivers
M: Neale Cripps Viney Simpkin B Smith D Smith Pickett Simpson Anderson Budarick Bennell
R: Grundy Gawn Conroy
F: Petracca Whitfield Martin Butler Bewley Rankine Aarts Georgiades

derek

how much do you have in the bank?

manolaki

150k

Neverweaken

Happy at the moment. 2 mins to start traded Devon Smith to Dusty. Left me with 1800 at the moment.
Pickett and Eggsy looped too

TOPHAWK1

Superb trade. I still have Devon Smith and Dusty. Glass half full tonight!

Ally B

Love it. <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">