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Panic Room | Round 1

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By God, we’re here. Lock the doors, bar the windows, shotguns aimed down the hallways. Round one is here, and with it, the lockout.

Teams will be locked in after Sunday. Done, complete, finished. No more swapping premiums, no more toying with structure. This. Is. It.

Newz you can Uze

Carlton is playing Richmond in the Blues’ grand final, apparently. Apart from Shane Edwards being a tool, the first sides have been named!

Lachie Fogarty and Adam Saad will make their debuts in the Navy Blue, whilst Zac Williams will have to wait a week to join them. Paddy Dow has been named on ball after an electrifying preseason. At just over 200k, Mr Wow is a bit more of a risk, but definitely one to generate cash if he can hold his spot and role.

Richmond have named Dustin Martin at full forward, and Shai Bolton at centre half forward, but expect both to play through the midfield. Will Martyn is an emergency and “could” be the sub? Who knows really.

Essendon have announced that Jye Caldwell, Harrison Jones, Peter Wright, Nick Hind and Nick Cox will debut for the Bombers this weekend, whilst Luke Beveridge has announced Lachlan McNeil and Anthony Scott will both debut as $102k rookies. Scott has the added benefit of being a MID/FWD DPP, while McNeil is MID only.

Sydney have announced debuts for Braeden Campbell, Errol Gulden and Logan McDonald, whilst Tanner Bruhn and Matt Flynn have also been named for the Giants. Ollie Henry has been confirmed to debut for Collingwood, whilst Lloyd Meek and Paul Hunter will debut in the ruck this weekend. James Jordan has also been confirmed by Melbourne to feature against Fremantle.

Sam Berry has been announced to play for Adelaide alongside James Rowe. Trey Ruscoe will also play, despite not being a debutant he is rookie priced.

Hawthorn have announced three debutants, with Connor Downie, Tyler Brockman and Jacob Koschitzke confirmed for their match against the Bombers.

Jeremy Cameron is a confirmed out of the Geelong match against Adelaide. The star recruit has re-injured his hamstring and will have to wait on his Cats recruit.

With teams releasing their official sides 24 hours out to their game, this article will get updated each day with team news, but rookies debuting is probably the most important news of the year thus far.

Breakevens

Breakevens are not important this week, since it’s round one, but they’ll feature in this article each week.

Let’s panic together Community!

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TommyC99

Who’s everyone going with for a loophole?

Keenbutclueless

Tossing up on whether to have a looohole or not to start. Thinking that the cash generation from a playing rookie might be more important than the points difference between a captain and vice captain choice. Will see this round. Still tossing that up.

Maverick

I’m not starting one tommy. Cash is hard enough to generate with the lack of rookies last thing I need to do is start a loophole to earn $0. I’m sure a rookie won’t get named anyway and they’ll become my loophole.

BUT if I was starting one it’d be Treacey . He can be your loophole for 3 weeks then he may or may not come in and play. Even if not when it’s time to cull Flynn/meek at R3 you can swing Treacey in and grab a playing forward rookie

TommyC99

I was thinking this mav! I just reckon the chances of one of our rookies not being named is really high, so we will have a captains loophole at some point early on!

Maverick

Agree mate

Russty_

I’m using A.Fyfe Tommy so I can swing Clark or Laird to the mids if needed, and wooohooo the Panic Room’s back!…I love it, good luck to all this season 🙂

Derek

I’m waiting for someone’s loophole to come on as an emergency sub

Jess

Mines a bit left field but I like murray (102) as a loop that will play at some point. Adelaide actually pretty good loop and lets face it there will be other non players after a few rounds.

Mat

Treacy this week, but can still come back in and potentially make some cash too.

The Ranger

Think I might go with a 102K defender so I can take the least crap score from the rookies.

Phillip

Panic is an understatement
would love your opinion on these two options. This will complete my team after 1001 drafts
1. Danger, H.Clarke & Waterman
2. Phillips, Ridley/Stewart & dow

Maverick

2 Phillip.

Danger had a groin issue and they’re only one overstretch from flaring up again especially at his age. Phillips Ridley and Dow for me

Lt. Draught

Any thoughts on Heppell? 319k, reports coming out on AFL website that he is over his injury woes and that he’ll go back into a familiar role in the backline where he did well SC-wise earlier in his career.

Tempting, but not sure I could restructure my mids to get him in. Would love to hear some opinions!

Maverick

Yeah not sure about Heppell. He didn’t look that flash in there AAMI game. Could have just been rusty but I’d prefer a rookie or have a gamble on Dom Tyson at 100k less he’s averaged 90 Before and a contested player. He looks in favour down at North and fit.

Derek

Caldwell for a few bucks more

Matt

Hi guys, I’d love your opinion on this decision
1. Docherty and Cripps
2. Short and Rowell

I’m surprised more aren’t looking at docherty, but if I choose him and short goes BANG it’s going to sting. Also wondering what we’re thinking of H. Jones job security. I feel like he’ll be out for Stringer next week after he gets over his foot problems.

Maverick

2 for me Matt. Alot has changed since doch was that 110 AVG player. They have a better side and may want to run the ball through Saad a hit more now. Not convinced Cripps is back to his best didn’t do enough to convince me in the AAMI

holty01

I like 1 Matt. But I am a Carlton supporter so don’t read much into it.

david

Docherty finished last year with a 13 due to 1st quarter injury. If you delete that game he ave 97.6. That average wasn’t high enough to be a top 10 defender.
He had 7 clangers in aammi which kept his score to 76 off 21kicks, 6hballs, 4mks. The total lack of tackles continues a trend that dropped from 3 a game pre injury to 1 a games last year and ave/total marks last year and in aammi was only 60% of his pre injury marks.
He spat out a career high 185 last year off 22 kicks, 10hballs, 8mks, 10CP and 0 tckles so who knows what will happen. similar stats earned him 130 SC in the past
I’d prefer him to short and after tonights game you’ll understand why 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by David
Dingus

Hi all, late to the party again lol
Just finalized my team last night.
So how does it work with the lockout, once the game starts tonight we’re locked in to our ‘final teams’ and can no longer make unlimited changes?

The G Train

No you can have unlimited trades all round, assuming the players havent played yet

Dingus

oh awesome thanks man!!

The G Train

Is anyone else considering T Adams as a POD? Huge upside and a bargain if he stays on the field, has the potential to be a top 8 Mid imo. Im considering either of these combinations to finish my side: Dunkley/Dusty, Crisp and Caldwell/Green, or Danger, Adams and J Clark. Appreciate any thoughts

david

I agree totally on his potential now Treloar has gone and he’s clear #1 mid. he was in my team but just took soooo long to heal so I dropped him. everytime I put him back in my team I immediately think “14-games” and take him straight back out.
A similar thing happens with Fyffe but it’s 17-games

Derek

He is in my team.

The Trelor thing is real.

TommyC99

Yep he’s in my team. Might be a tad bias as a pies fan but excelled with no treloar and will spend the most time in the guts. If he plays, hes undervalued imo

hedski

Woo hoo, the panic room is back at the perfect time……..arrggh.
Cheers Fozdaddy

Lekdog

He’s the best isn’t he?

Tofaco

Hi folks I’m hoping for a crystal ball on rookies. so far I’m rolling with:
def: Koschitske, highmore, A. fyfe
mid: Gulden, scott, downie, brockman, powell
ruck: Flynn
Fwd: rowe, treacy, bergman, campbell.

need a couple more cheap rookie options though, any solid suggestions?

Ps. Loving the content boys except now I’ve got no excuses to go so terribly terribly wrong

david

Berry 117k mid has been named and McNiel 102k Mid also to debut

Derek

Bergman might not be named. Maybe Warner from Swans

ST1974

Great to have the Panic Room back again and I think I need it!!

After further tinkering over the past 24 hours, I have settled on a team that I generally happy with but feels like I am 1 premo short and perhaps has too many rookies because I don’t trust most of the mid pricers. My team is:

B – Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Greeves, Koschitzke, Highmore, Jones (PA), Wehr
M – Neale, Oliver, Fyfe, Rowell, Caldwell,Campbell, Bruhn, Gulden, Powell, Sharp, Scott
R – Gawn, Grundy, Meek
F – Danger, Dusty, Ziebel, Warner, Rowe, Brockman, Bergman, Henry

Still have $112k in the salary cap. Gone for Greeves as a POD as he averaged 90 last season. Have gone Ziebel over Dow, however, I note that Dow has been named in the middle tonight so I might have to have a rethink.

I would like to fit one more premo into the midfield, however, I am finding it hard to do since I have locked in Gawn and Grundy at R1 and R2.

The other issue with my team is that it leaves me short of 18 players for both the Round 12 and Round 14 bye.

Having second thoughts about Danger and Dusty – should i keep them both or just pick one?

Any last minute advice or assistance

david

don’t worry about the byes until you start upgrading rookies.

holty01

Well I’ve convinced my wife to enter SC this year. Some at her work needed an extra for their league so I helped her put the side together. As she won’t be looking at the team each week, I had to help put the side together to make sure there is plenty of cover so if someone misses, she should have someone to easily replace them. Problem is, the more I look at her team, the more it looks better then mine. So frustrating since it took us 15min to put her side together and my side has taken a month. 🤦

Russty_

Haha that’s funny Holty, yes I think we can tend to overthink these things when there’s sooo much time before the season starts, I’ve literally changed my team hundreds of times and still have no idea if I’ve got it right

holty01

I have 3 teams to select from. Depends on the amount of rookies playing will decide what team I’ll use. But serious considering copying my wife’s team now.

holty01

Ouch, I started with Cripps, Short and Docherty
My wife has Short, Dusty and Dow.
Think she is slightly better off then me at present

Derek

My son is the same. I looked at his first up effort last night and he didn’t have one rookie on field, talk about mid price madness…. or genius?

david

Cox & McNiel
aammi is the only comparrisson that can be made because 1 is mature aged and the other is in his 1st year of senior footy

Nik Cox SC 32- 4 kicks, 5 hballs, 1mk, 1tckl,1FA, 0g2Bhnd,3CP,2Clngr,66%de,0.40ppm -$175,800 Def/Fwd
McNiel SC 30- 5 kicks, 2 hballs, 1mk, 2tckl,1FF, 1g1bhnd,3CP,2Clngr,42%de,0.38ppm -$102,400 Mid
Below are the price changes based on averages of 50, 60 and 70 the first price change is after round 3
   Price          Price
Ave   102400     175800
50   $143,959   $199,009
50   $175,128   $216,415
50   $198,504   $229,470
50   $216,037   $239,261
50   $229,186   $246,604

   Price          Price
Ave   102400      175800
60   $157,390   $212,440
60   $198,633   $239,921
60   $229,565   $260,531
60   $252,764   $275,988
60   $270,164   $287,582

   Price          Price
Ave   102400      175800
70   $170,822   $225,872
70   $222,139   $263,426
70   $260,626   $291,592
70   $289,492   $312,716
70   $311,141   $328,559

Last edited 4 months ago by David
Nick

Thoughts on Toby Greene community?

Russty_

Good value if he can stay on the track.

holty01

Well it looks like rookies are being named. Every year we panic but they always seem to appear. Essendon and Adelaide have named 2 each who will debut. We can now breath a bit easier

david

Sam Berry $117,300 Mid replacing MCrouch so bad game may see him dropped
aammi 13 Sc Points
0 kicks, 4 hballs,1mk, 2tckl, 3CP, 2CL, 1Clngr,75%de, 42%GameTime,0.31ppm
McNiel might be a better choice?

David C

Crouch out indefinitely, I think I will role with Berry.

Maverick

Hunter Clark at D4 .
Any love? I can afford Ridley but I love the Clark as a pod playing midfield with a healthy CBA.

It banks me 100k going from Ridley too Clark so I could upgrade Rowell to an uber if I felt like it. I’m 50/50 on Rowell still

Russty_

I’m backing him in Mav, reckon he can get well into the 90’s if not ton average for the year providing he stays mostly mid.

Maverick

Good to get the nod from you mate. I reckon I’m set on it.

Now just to tinker around with my 100k or keep it for a rainy day!

Not sure Phillips -> butters or Rowell -> Adams/Fyfe benefits me much.

david

Clark might increase his ave by 15 to 95 but Ridley is just as likely to increase his by 15 as well. He did very well with the new rules only Merrett outscored him.
Clark scores low because he spends a lot of time off the ground

Greendale

Dom Tyson is currently sitting in my team and it makes me displeased. I simply don’t trust the job security of enough rookies. Current breakup of the team in terms of premos | midpricers | rookies is:
Def 5 | 1 | 2
Mid 3 | 1 | 7
Ruck 2 | 0 | 1
For 2 | 2 | 4

holty01

Mine will be either
5/1/0
5/0/3
1/0/1
1/2/3 I’ve included Dow as a rookie
Or
5/0/1
4/0/4
2/0/1
2/1/3

david

3-2-1

4-2-2

1-1

2-2-2

holty01

Just a heads up to these league bosses. Trigs Happy Place and Smooth Jimmy’s leagues haven’t been filled yet.

Maverick

Holty I’m happy to jump in Triggs league if he doesn’t mind I reckon I was in there last year

Dingus

I’ll join as well if theres room

JugHead

Looking to join a few more leagues if anyone has some spare slots. I normally rank 5000 – 10000 and play till the end no matter what.

Greendale

In the same boat here. Took last year off but consistently a top 10k player.

david

I’ve got a bad feeling that Dow is being groomed to take over from Ed Curnow as the go to tagger.
Curnow became very good as a tagger and regularly posts 120+ SC scores when tagging. I don’t see Dow being that good straight away I think that he’ll continue with the sub 70’s and finish with an ave in the 60’s.
These are his price increase for an ave of 65
$202,400
$239,106
$266,636
$287,283
$302,769
$314,383
7-weeks to make 100k. McNiel would make more than 110k in 5-weeks averaging only 60

Jess

Yeah but then what if dow goes 75-80. Different story and worth the risk for me. Cant get worse

david

38, 55, 60 are Dows career SC averages, 38 was last year. In 42 career games he’s passed 70 SC 9 times. I think valuing him based on 65 was a fair deal.

Averaging 75
202400
$252,538
$290,141
$318,344
$339,496
$355,360

Averaging 80
202400
$259,254
$301,894
$333,874
$357,860
$375,849

I currently have him at M9 to loop using fyffe but now that Berry and Mcniel are playing it looks like a waste of 80k

The Ranger

Job security is a thing tho. And Dow played as a small fwd previously and the talk is he’ll get more time onball. Decisions, decisions…

Matt

Dow is too small-framed to make an effective tagger right now. He’s also too small to make an effective midfielder, but that’s a different conversation

FearTheBeard

Panic is real. I have to be at my mates house in 30 minutes. Taking a shower & s now 😐

TIGERS KICK OFF. My team 😐

Worked all day.

This is it what ya reckon?

Laird, Daniel, T Stewart, Short, Clark, Highmore – Kosc, Fyfe

Oliver, Macrae, Z Merrett, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Downie, Gulden – McNeil, Berry, Jordan

Gawn, Grundy – Flynn

Danger, DUSTY, Ziebell, Campbell, Bergman, Rowe – Brockman, Scott

I’ve cut Grundy and had Bont/Neale in for Berry/Jordan DO I DO IT?

Would mean Flynn on field and Bont/Neale or Gulden/Downie on field and Grundy.

I’ve always just locked rucks in as so hard chasing them usually. I’m so confused right now as I’ve said caution with Bont but picked Macrae (based on Trealor). Stayed out of Lloyd as haven’t seen on field, yet picked Oliver. Hesitant with Neale yet taken Gawn LOL.

HELP.

Fiona

Job security for Cox?

Jezza

how much will dow make with an average of 70-75 compared with how much would a 123k rookie make averaging 55 -60?
Thanks so much

david

pricing formula
magic number 5372.69
(Current price divided by 4) (multiplied by 3) Plus (3game ave multiplied by magic number) divided by 4

Lekdog

David knows his shit

Keenbutclueless

Gee. Have to say I am stunned by the non-selection of D Cameron for the Pies. Doggies have English and Martin, so I thought Cameron would give Grundy a chop out. Plus only 2 talls in the Doggie defence. Thought Cameron would stretch them.
the Pies seemed to favour the Grundy/Cox/Cameron combo. But looks like a change of heart. Good news for Grundy owners

FearTheBeard

Neale & Steel OR Oliver & Macrae?

Heads saying first because Oliver hasn’t played yet and Macrae has to show what Trealor does? THOUGHTS?

Lekdog

I mean I chose Olievr and Macrae…

Tommyc99

Dow, impey or daniher?

Lt. Draught

I’ve gone with Dow myself. I just think he has upside as a talented young guy, and Im hoping the blues put him in the thick of it to develop him. I stay away from injury prone KPF like Daniher and Impey has shown he is consistently going to avg 50s.

Hope this helps mate.

Lt. Draught

sorry just checked Impeys history again and looks like he actually a avgs 60s and even 74 in 2019 on 17 games played. Food for thought

Mat

I’ve seen lots of coaches going for Jye Caldwell, but it seems like the bombers are going to look for Nick Hind off half back. Anyone else consider him over Caldwell?

david

No. Hind is an outsider Caldwell is an insider Caldwell will outscore Hind by 20 with less disposals

Lt. Draught

Panicking indeed!

Really not sold on Draper, Jordan Clark or Nick Cox in my team but not sure how I could do better:

DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Stewart | Kosch
Short, Clark, Highmore | Cox

MID: Neale, Oliver, Zerrett, Kelly | Downie, Jordan
Cripps, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden | Brockman

RUCK: Grundy, Draper | Flynn

FWD: Danger, Caldwell, Ziebell | Henry
Dow, Campbell, Scott | Rowe

21k leftover. Could go Cox down to Fyfe and upgrade Draper to Nank, but I don’t really want a non playing rookie if I can help it.

Appreciate any suggestions!

Russty_

Hi Lt, Briggs instead of Cox will save you some moolah, he could play along with Flynn or replace Flynn if Flynn cries too much lol, which Kelly is that? Draper’s not a bad call I reckon, and if I didn’t have a non playing rookie, I wouldn’t be able to get Dusty’s VC score tonight.

Lt. Draught

Cheers for the feedback Russty, fair call on having the loophole option for sure. It’s something I usually have planned but I’m not sold on a lot of my rookies JS so i think my loophole will reveal itself in the coming weeks haha

I’ve got Josh Kelly by the way, fingers crossed he doesn’t fall apart.

The Salt

Draper will smash it

Rick Grimes

Short getting tagged. Let’s hope he can seagull up some delicious chips 2nd half.

david

who’s tagging him?

Rick Grimes

Gibbons was on him, I think. But he’s somehow on 55.

Lekdog

New CD favourite

david

Pretty good tagger.
Gibbons kicked 2 goals 1 plus 15 disposals, 7 marks and a tackle if you take kickouts off shorts disposals he only had 7kicks and 2hballs and 3 tickles.
You’d have to say that Gibbons absolutely smashed him

Rick Grimes

Cripps v Walsh was a hot topic. Yet to be decided. Both gunning it.

Russty_

Bloody Cripps has hardly scored in 2 quarters, hope he does something in the last

Rick Grimes

50 point 4tr coming up!!

Rick Grimes

Or a corrective trade….

Russty_

Hehe, maybe to Walsh?

Lekdog

Cripps ended up hurting himself, that shoulder still isn’t right

Russty_

Any idea how bad it is Lek?

Business as usual?

Half time – 3 of top 4 SC scorers for Blues are MID. 4th is Ruck
Dusty #1 at 68 but playing a lot of mid
Short 8th highest for Tiger on 42
Do we still believe in high DEF scores? I’m already getting nervous picking Stewart over Cripps

The Jinx

I heard the fantasy traders talked about the likes of Short and Daniel will be tagged more this season due to the new rule.

When Houli returns might free Short up. Daniel in the other im worried he’ll be the main target for a tagger.

Derek

Short was tagged for a while tonight

Keenbutclueless

Bet it all on the rise of the defenders and the demise of the rucks. Not liking it so far. I knew that decision would reveal itself pretty quickly, and it’s not pretty.

Russty_

Short and Saad are going ok

david

Hmm not so sure about that.
Top ruck score was 85 from Pittonett with 34 hitouts, 4kicks, 5hballs, 3marks, 0tickles
in 2020 with 36 hitouts, 4 kicks, 5 hballs, 3marks, 3 tackles he scored 137. That’s 52 points difference for 2 hitouts and 3 tackles.

Lekdog

How many sharked hitouts tonight?

Keenbutclueless

Yeah. Got better. The rucks were on 55 and 59 I think at half time. Doc and Saad piled on the points in the second half. Holding strong on my strategy.

Derek

Doch was on 31 at half time.

Second half he just went looking for it

Where Short was on 95 at 3/4 time.

It was strange how the both went in and out of the game.

I have RE-assssed my backline after your earlier post and gone 4 deep. Lloyd, Laird, Daniels, Stewart. Plus Young & JClark

Lekdog

Once Doch worked out he just needed to kick it to Saad, it was party time

JugHead

Walsh is gunna raise the bat by 3/4 time from 80% tog.

Russty_

He’s a gun alright Jugs, I shoulda picked him and Crippa..maybe not Crippa lol

Teague Train

Walsh is a god, dont let Kane Cornes tell you otherwise, leave all those Rozee and Smith comparisons in the bin where they belong

Rick Grimes

Oh well, a disappointing Cripps made up for by a blockbusting Dusty.

david

Well that didnt go like I hoped it would.
Cripps a genorous 89 and Dow a 9 point 2nd half to finish on, a 6 less than expected, 59 while Dusty pumped out a lazy 157.
Corrective trades of Cripps to Dusty and Dow to any live body that looks like getting a game, Dows clangers are insufferable and they occur with every 3rd touch! That has to be a record for players with more than 12 disposals

Donavan

I wouldn’t be picking up Dusty, look at his record last year, big tonne round 1, goes missing until round 6-8, then gets rolling. Did it in 2019, and a big first 2 rounds in 2018, then same trend. Buy around round 9-10, or even after the byes.

Russty_

I wasn’t gonna pick Dusty until I saw his interview with Nick Riewoldt the other day, I reckon Dusty is realizing his football mortality isn’t too far away and he wants to enjoy his remaining time and play his best possible game. Not sure if that trend will continue this year, I’m backing him in and even if it does happen, he’ll still average 100 or so.

Kat

I have Dusty envy Rusty. DId have him in my team for a while but swapped to Dunkley. Hope I don’t regret it too much. Well done

Russty_

Dunks did just fine Kat and I have some Dunk envy at the moment…even for Danger, but damn Dusty looked like a master of football the other night. Hope he doesn’t do the throttle back thing he usually does and instead, treats every game like it might be his last, that’s how you see the best out of a player.

The Ranger

Really frustrating wasn’t it? 50 odd at half time and then doesn’t touch the pill at all in the 3rd. Might give him another week.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Game of mm’s though. He nails that goal in the last blues hit the front and dow gets 20 plus points in an instant

Hugh

double his 1/2 time score & Dow owner’s are ecstatic

Russty_

Yeah that was frustrating watching Cripps and Dow score bugger all in the 2nd half, at least I had the VC on Dusty as some consolation.

Jon

Does Dow rely on Cripps’ dominance to score. Maybe needs a bull to create a space for him to operate.

Russty_

I think the kid just needs to get some more game time Jon, then the confidence will come.

Jon

Hope you’re right. He’s got upside and showed plenty in the first half. Just worries me that once Cripps impact was quelled, Dow went missing.

Hugh

Cripps won’t often be quelled

TRIGGA HAPPY

Nice one rust. Vc on dust. Good thing tigrs have him as he wins them ALOT of games. They woukd be 5-8 without him. Absolute suoerstar who thrives on pressure and owns the moment every time.

Russty_

Thanks Trig…just a lucky call mate, I had it on Grundy most of the week and then was flirting with the idea of Cripps as VC and just shoved it onto Dusty at the last minute, got lucky.

The Jinx

Dow 69% TOG didn’t help much. Didn’t play much in the 2nd half. Hopefully he gets more time next round.

Russty_

It was very misleading when he was listed as an onballer on the teams page and then it changed to Interchange bench. I only whacked him in there today cause I thought he had good js.

Derek

That was odd Russty. I did opposite, took him out of my team when I saw that.

Russty_

Yeah the problem was I was taking a fence down at the time and didn’t see the change of status lol

Hugh

Clarko often starts Titch or Jaeger on the bench. Means sweet f.a.

Russty_

Yeah apparently…I’m ok with Dow anyway, reckon he’ll get a better crack at it this year than most green rookies…that has to count for something.

Hugh

good point

Hugh

persist with both. they both played (& scored) well until half time.

Russty_

I agree Hugh, can’t go all reactionary in round 1…gotta stick with your choices unless they do a knee or something.

Lekdog

Don’t think you need to panic on Dow, he’ll make cash

JohnDJ59

Had Dusty in my team from the start, never left. Just wish I hadn’t taken the VC off him 2m before the bounce.

holty01

Damn, I thought Crippa’s shoulder was good to go. So I started him. First half he looked like a man against school boys with him running through everyone. Then it looked like he was starting to favor the shoulder again in the 2nd half. I guess good news he is still capable, bad news is how bad is that shoulder?

Hugh

tired?

Russty_

Not ideal The Holt…hoping he can score something decent and make a bit of dosh before we have to offload him. He seemed to be trying to break every tackle tonight…hanging onto the ball during a tackle to handball it off, like the world’s strongest man lol, I don’t think he needs to do those sort of things, maybe that’s how he’s hurting himself.

Lekdog

Shoulder scares the shit out of me, said that in the pod with Patch…just doesn’t look 100%

Hugh

Can we REALLY still make unlimited changes/trades after tonight’s first game of Round 1 (or do they count toward our 30 trade limit)???

Russty_

I just tested it for ya Hugh…yes you can, obviously not from the 2 teams who have played though.
I did a trade and still have 30 left.

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Hugh

Thanks heaps. I was scared to test it in case the reverse button didn’t work! Cheers, Russty & well done winning the VC.

Russty_

Oh cheers mate, it’s always nice to cop a bit of luck in round 1…helps make up for Cripps and Dow but hey like you said, they scored well for a half.

Hugh

sweet

Hugh

may we still freely adjust teams (unlimited trades)?

Maverick

You can adjust players til the bounce of there match Hugh. It’s a rolling lockout

demonsdelight

glad i didn’t pick Doh nearly did

Derek

He was on 31 at half time, and stormed home the back nine with a 70pt second half.

I thought he was good

Lekdog

I think he’s talking about Dow?

demonsdelight

sorry forgot about the Doc my sense of simpson humour Dow is Doh. NDD

holty01

Ok, now that I have calmed down, there we some positives about my Blues last night. They actually looked good last night. The only thing that let them down for an actual chance of winning was that bit of polish. They just coughed up the ball at important times and a side like Richmond makes you pay. Overall was happy with the game and look forward to next week to see what Williams brings to the team.

Lekdog

Some poor decisions and panic let us down.

Looked good when we were good, could actually see the game plan and structure.

Williams would’ve bloody helped!

Rick Grimes

I see/hear a lot saying don’t get Dusty, he doesn’t come good til back end of the season. This year is different. He’s much fitter than prior years. You could see he’s lean and ready to go. Plus the new rules are opening up the game for him. After last night I’m confident he’ll average 110+.

Lekdog

Hope so Rick! I started him!

Drizzle

415277 join our supercoach league, anyone free to join!

Maverick

I feel the time is right to reveal my team.
I’m surprised lek or patch have not approached me to do my own segment for this 😉 Without any further delays here it is!!

DEF: Laird Daniel Short HClark JClark Highmore (LJones kozi)

MID: Oliver Macrae Merrett Walsh Rowell Powell Campbell Gulden (Downie Brockman berry)

RUCK: GAWNDY (Flynn)

FWD: Dunkley Phillips Ziebell Dow Warner Bergman (Rowe Scott)
BANK: $119,100

Would love too have some feedback from all you OGs. Happy to splash the cash if you see any holes.
Hunter Clarke is my POD playing midfield and a healthy CBA through the pre season.
Rowell I’m not set on could up him to an uber possibly Dangerfield at M4 and evetually swing him forward as I upgrade.
Have flirted with Phillips to butters but hard to look past the value and whose not to say they AVG close to the same.

Lekdog

Mate that is a sexy team, plus money in the bank!

If you could get JClark up to another potential keeper I’d be slightly more comfortable

Maverick

Thank you lek!

Yeah not real sure how I’d do that with JClarke + the bank I only have 360k I’d be needing another 150k to just reach McDonald unfortunately. Don’t really want too compromise my team or structure to reach him.

I wish I had a magic 8 ball to shed some light on rowells season ahead.

Russty_

Hi Mav I’d like to see another premo fwd for your sake, also maybe Fullarton in for Bergman if he’s not named, or Harrison Jones. Nice call choosing Walsh over Cripps.

Donavan

Interested in peoples thoughts on Patty Dow.

I think he struggled with the pace of the game last night, which caused him to turn the ball over 3-4 times.
I also think that last nights game was played at a pretty fast pace, and that most games will not be that high paced/pressured, which should bode well for Dow.
I see Dow averaging 70-75 this season, appreciate thoughts.

Lekdog

Even if he averages 65 he’s gonna make money, think of him as a rookie. No need to panic yet.

Derek

expensive rookies don’t make as much cash as cheap rookies

The Salt

I thought the kid looked good really got productive from start – just easing the workload, think he will be a gem he moves well

Lekdog

Downie, Kozi and Brockman named for Hawks

Donavan

I’m a Hawks supporter, and for the most part Hawks players have been SC irrelevant, nice to actually pick guys from my team.

The Ranger

I’m tossing up between Downie, Bruhn and Powell. Prob gona take two of them.
How’s Downies job security?

Derek

Downie getting picked was never in doubt. I had him penciled in from draft night. Great left leg is a Hawthorn thing.

Bruhn is a small forward. not good for SC. plus he is one of the expensive rookies.

The Ranger

Thanks Derek

Jim Sykes

downie is the sub i believe….

Shake n bake

Can’t name sub yet for that game

TRIGGA HAPPY

I think he is the sub shake

Donavan

See lots of teams with Jayden Short in them, and he scored okay last night, but 21 kicks (14 of which where kick-ins). When Houli returns, does he still take 100% of the kick-ins?
I think Short struggled last night, and in SC scoring he struggled until Carton became inaccurate in front of goal, and he reaped the reward from all of those kick-ins.
Appreciate your thoughts.

Derek

The longer games, plus being more attacking there will be more points kicked.

That is gold for anyone taking the kick ins.

Ridley, Daniels, Stewart, Ryan.

What is going to happen at Gold Coast, with Lukosious on the wing?

The Salt

Agree swap for Dusty sounds pretty good, i think he can be a trap

TOPHAWK

Hi community,

This round one is a round from the devil. Its devilishly hard!! So many rooks to make their debuts. How do you possibly nail all the good ones? I guess we have to expect we pick some duds. As such, I will try and leave around 100K in the war chest for the inevitable corrective rookie trades next week. That cash will ensure I can grab those firing rookies even if they are more expensive.

Dodged a bullet not selecting Crippa. That perennial shoulder issue just wont go away. Walsh, Short and the Doc were all solid for me last night. And so we continue to navigate ourselves through this minefield riddled round one. Cheers. TH

Derek

i’m going the tried and tested of picking the cheaper rookies first, as long as they have better than half decent JS.

Rookies job is to make cash.

Cheaper rookies make more cash quicker.

The Ranger

Caldwell at F3 and 80K in the bank or De Goey at F3 and zero bank?

The Ranger

Ignore that. Got De Goey at F3 and 55K bank. Just read Buckley say that De Goey will be a mid/fwd split of 50/50, that’ll do me.

Maverick

Personally id want alot more than 50/50 ranger. Still the better pick over Caldwell though

demonsdelight

I like Butters even more With SPPand Rozee out both he and Drew will get increased mid time NDD

The Ranger

I do like Butters NDD but for once I’m letting the heart rule the head.
C’aarn the Pies!

demonsdelight

I don’t like de gooey one bit Ranger Just lets me down too much As you say about head over heart what about T Mac

Andrew

Love some feedback on my team
D : Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, May, J Clark, Highmore, kosi, Murray
M : Oliver, Macrae, Fyfe, Walsh, Taranto, Dow, Campbell, Powell, Downie, Gulden, Scott
R : Gawn, Flynn, Hunter
F : Danger, Butters, Caldwell, Ziebell, Daniher, Impey, Rowe, Brockman

$5,200 remaining

Derek

I’d get rid of Dow and get Dusty in 😉

Jim Sykes

Hey guys.
Quick bit of advice sort.
Do I risk the selection of Lachie Jones in Def to get DeGoey or do I stick with Young up back and Impey up forward?
Cheers.

Derek

If jones doesn’t play he is a waste in bench

Jim Sykes

went cox instead as jones didnt get up

Leo

F2 I can’t settle it. Money’s not a problem

Powell-pepper and rozee are out for a period. Does this make butters midfield role alot more appealing?

De goey rumoured to be 50/50 mid fwd is that enough to ton up

Is Phillips going to be stuck out on the wing too much?

butters De goey & phillips

Derek

I thought opposite. No Rozee means Butters needed forward

Keenbutclueless

AFL website talking about Sharp as a possible replacement for Rayner. A def rookie at 117k with Mid DPP.
does it change your side?
a) had Jones at D6, so now I can pick Sharp if Jones not selected
b) have Clark at D6, so I might just put Sharp on the mid bench as a handy DPP
c) might downgrade Clark to Sharp, that cash will be handy on the head of someone else

d) I was running 5 premos in defence. I might put Sharp onfield and clean up my horrible looking forward line (is it too late to add Dusty? Sorry. Yes it is)
e) might just replace Kosi. Kosi was a break glass choice anyway, so Sharp might be better
f) Clark down to Sharp.Impey/Daniher down to Berry. Campbell down to Downie. I can add add a proper premium with that.
g) nothing. Done all my research. I always ruin my team with these last minute changes and I always regret it.

demonsdelight

Put Laird in the mids and Sharp bench defence. Still gives you comfort in defence Clark and Highmore are no guarantee to play a lot so a deep defence is paramount I put Lard to mids in place of Rowell and bought in Stewart

Derek

I have Sharp on mid bench as loophole and able to swing either JClark or Laird into guts.

he did ok in the AAMI and came on when Rayner went off

Derek

I think he was named

Maverick

Alright community my Money’s burning a hole in my pocket now and I have got burning questions.
Is butters a better option than Phillips?
Butters – Spp and rozee out ✅

Phillips – JOM and Mitchell returning ❌

Phillips looks value but butters may well win the average

i could also go Rowell to Dangerfield in the middle and swing danger forward at a later date. Just don’t trust his old man’ groins .

demonsdelight

Exactly what i did Mav.Butters will be thereabouts but I have doubts on Phillips.Drew will also benefit big time

Maverick

Reckon butters is the go NDD?

Maverick

Phillips AVG much the same for 80k less?

demonsdelight

The dees were right into him A class player one of my first picked

ST1974

Thoughts on whether I should stick with Fyfe at M4 or are there better options. I have Neale Oliver and Merrett but only $6,800 in the bank. I was thinking of Menegola instead of Fyfe.
I have A Scott on midfield bench. Should I move him to the forward line and put McNeill on my midfield bench or is that too many rookies from one team.
Any advice much appreciated.

Hedski

OK so it looks like my team is now settled, here is 2021 version of “Fugg Nuggles”.
Def. Laird Daniel Stewart Short Clark Highmore (Kozi Fyfe)
Mid. Bont Zerrett Cripps Rowell Taranto Campbell Powell Brockman (Sharpe Gulden McNeil)
Ruck. Grawndy (Flynn)
Fwd. Danger Dunks Ziebell Impey Dow Warner (Scott Rowe)
$400 in the bank, game on.

Keenbutclueless

Awesome. Truly awesome team. Look forward to playing in a league or two!

Hedski

Ha ha, cheers Keen, I’m sure I’m in leagues with you, what’s your team name again?

Keenbutclueless

Singapore Flyers

Hedski

Ah ok, I’m in”sons of anarchy” with you, thought I was in another one or two, good luck for the season Keen!

JohnDJ59

You are both in ”Holy Grail” as well.

Rick Grimes

It’s raining rookies!

Rick Grimes

McNeil or Scott?

Hedski

Both and deploy the $20k elsewhere Rick

Rick Grimes

Dunno how their JS is. Don’t want to get stuck with two spuds. There’s actually a lot of options.

david

During aammi
Anthony Scott 80SC @ 0.98ppm included 2 goals 83% game time
Harry Sharp 52SC @ 1.16 ppm in his aami game but only played 45% mid/def 117,300
McNiel 30SC @ 0.38 ppm including a goal played 80%
Jordan 37SC @ 0.47ppm played 80%

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Jim Sykes

downie the first of many rookies cash generation buggered by the sub vest

Kat

Does anyone know how the sub works in regards to scoring. For example if Downie is the sub and he gets on the ground does his score count. If he doesn’t get on the ground and we have him as our captain (loophole) to get a VC score will it still work or does being named as the sub preclude us from doing this?? Bit unsure

Hedski

I think if they don’t get on field they count as a DNP Kat

NathanS75

Yes, if a player comes on as a sub their score COUNTS!! Going to be more important than ever to check the team sheets just before each game (medical sub gets announced 60mins prior to bounce down). I can see some loophole disasters occurring this season

NathanS75

But yes, if they are the sub and DO NOT end up playing, the loophole would work. But that is a HUGE gamble to take. Best advice would be NOT to loophole a medical sub player

NathanS75

I want a full list of playing rookies, so no loophole options for Rd.1. I assume most people are opting for $ over maybe 20-30pts difference with C loophole option? Therefore, it’s all chips in on the Captain choice this week. Most ppl just assume Neale is an obvious selection. But his last 3 v Swans doesnt read well….

Last 3 v Swans: 55, 108, 110 (91 av.)

Swans tagged him last time with some good success and lets not forget his preseason has been interrupted. I dont expect a huge score from Neale this week.

Im going all chips in on Macrae! What about you guys?

Rick Grimes

I have VC on the Bont. If he goes 140+, someone is becoming a non-playing looper.

david

do you think he’s a better option than Grundy?

JugHead

I’m happy to run with no loop hole for the first week. Every year, the supercoach gods provide me with several non starters in the second week.

JugHead

I’ve got the VC on Macrae just in case Max gets lost on the way to the G tomorrow night.

TommyC99

So which rookies are we picking? Seems like a plethora of options today.

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NathanS75

Is Clark considered a rookie? Now that he is confirmed, he is a must have IMO. But his price maybe cause a slight tweak to everyone’s structures having to find some extra $ to squeeze him in

Matt Nolan

Call me crazy but here is my final side at this stage barring late outs/rook changes. Any feedback welcome 🙂

B – Lloyd, Daniel, Short, Lukosius, Kozi, Highmore (Sharp, Fyfe)
M – Oliver, MaCrae, Merrett, Cripps, Simpkin, Rowell, Powell, Brockman (Berry, Gulden, McNeil)
R – Gawn, Draper (Flynn)
F – Danger, Phillips, Ziebell, Impey, Campbell, Scott (Henry, Rowe)

Derek

There is something odd about Donnie not playing. I watched a video on HawkTV where he rang his mum to tell her that he is playing.

does being the sub count as best 23 now?

david

He gets a match payment and a game recorded in his ‘games played’ history if he is named as sub. even if he doesn’t get used

Derek

I’m sure his mum will be excited about that

david

She will be if he uses the game payment to buy her something

holty01

good luck all for the rest of the round

david

Bont 44 at HT, Dunk 66, Macrae 60. I chose the wrong Dog again 🙁
Grundy 12 points 1st qrtr on 48 at HT.

If Grundy has 2 more 36 point qrtrs I’ll be happy with the 120 but will be relying on Merrett for Captain

david

FFS Grundy 4 points 3rd qrtr

Derek

Cox actually looked better in the ruck

david

He looked soooo slooooowwwwwww.
Crackers Keenan & Doug Wade would have kicked his butt

demonsdelight

or Illya Grgic

Maverick

Have we got any keen geelong supporters in here ? Would love to know your thoughts on Atkins? He’s got that half back role and rumoured to be absolutely killing it back there hand picked by Matty Scarlett for the role .. I almost prefer him over J Clarke

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Russty_

He was fantastic in the AAMI game I think Mav, it’s just his consistency that’s still a worry I reckon.

Maverick

Solid point russty. I am very tempted atm but do have too compromise on a couple things to make him fit maybe I watch his first two games closely. I think I almost prefer him over Ziebell at this stage. A little pod and should AVG near the same

holty01

Well Grundy is actually getting man handled out there. I know it’s early days but at present since he got that big contract a few years back, he just isn’t that same dominant player. Hopefully he has a massive last quarter and proves me wrong.
Hey Russty, I really wish I had my wife’s team now. It doesn’t have him.

Shake n bake

His 7 year contract starts this year!

holty01

Correct Shake but he signed it before last season with a year still left on his old one. Correct me if I’m wrong mate but I believe that to be true…….. hopefully

Russty_

Haha mate I have Grundy and Adams in this game…frikkin disaster!

Shake n bake

I just left the G and as a pie supporter l didn’t put any Collingwood player in my side. I could write a page on this and that’s but l won’t Russty!!!!

Russty_

Pies looked pretty rusty Shaker but they’ll get it together, thought I might go Adams as a pod and now he’ll probably be 500k in a couple of weeks and everyone will jump on.

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demonsdelight

Too many offield things have affected them.They haven’t got the cattle now Daics was ordinary tonight i think they are in for a bad year

Russty_

I think they’ll bounce back and shake off the rust, Bucks didn’t look all that interested in the box though, that whole Eddy thing would’ve been pretty deflating for the club.