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Panic Room | Round 3

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I should start by apologising. The Panic Room is being opened later than usual, we forgot to staff it on public holidays. This is not good for the SuperCoach community, as it instills more panic than usual.

Let’s not waste any time, shall we?

Newz you can Uze

Collingwood and Brisbane played Thursday night footy in Melbourne, after Queensland had a snap lockdown. One side was majorly disadvantaged, having to play away from their home at a ground they never really visit. However, the other side had their own issues, such as being locked interstate, away from family, friends, training facilities and the rest of the squad. The Pies couldn’t overcome the massive hurdle of a trip to Marvel Stadium, losing on the siren to a Zac Bailey bomb. Justice is so sweet.

Brodie Grundy (162) dominated the Lions in the ruck, having a second game of 50+ hit outs in a row, as well as collecting 28 touches. Jeremy Howe (122) was very strong down back, showing glimpses of last season’s form before his injury, while Jarryd Lyons (139) and Daniel Rich (122) were instrumental for the Lions. Lachie Neale (89) is still battling away, those who held him would’ve been rapt with his first half of 74 points, but he’s clearly carrying an issue.

North Melbourne were embarrassed by a Bulldogs outfit on Good Friday. Josh Bruce (172) kicked ten goals for the Dogs, which means he’s either good at footy (finally), or Norf sucks worse than we initially thought. Jack Ziebell (155) was red hot, while Josh Dunkley (132) was also very good.

Tex Walker (130) is having the most remarkable season I’ve seen in my lifetime. He kicked another six goals, bringing his tally this season to 17; already two more than all of last season! The fast ball movement from the energetic Adelaide side, paired with the new rules, seems to have brought about this new-look Tex, whilst a full preseason certainly helped.

The Tigers face the Swans today at the MCG, with both sides (currently) in the top four. The Egg, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith has come into the Tigers side for Daniel Rioli, whilst Hayden McLean has replaced Buddy Franklin.

Richmond have an interesting trend of allowing rebounding half backs to score well, with Jiath (119) and Hardwick (103) scoring well last week, as well as Adam Saad (114) and Sam Docherty (94) in the opening round. Could we see a big score from Jake Lloyd?

The Battle of the Rucks will rear its ugly head today, with Essendon and St Kilda missing their best seven rucks each. Matt Guelfi, Jake Stringer and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher will return for the Bombers, while Archie Perkins and Alec Waterman will make their debuts. Ned Cahill, Jye Caldwell, Tom Cutler, Sam Draper, Martin Gleeson, and Dylan Shiel will miss for the Bombers.

Jake Carlisle, Brad Crouch, Daniel McKenzie and Mason Wood will come into the St Kilda lineup, with Jack Bytel, Paul Hunter, Ben Long, Jimmy Webster and (most importantly) Tom Highmore coming out. Highmore’s omission is surprising and concerning, meaning for a lot of coaches they may see a doughnut in their backline if the rumours of Jordan Clark or Jacob Koschitzke being dropped are true.

Luke Shuey and Jack Petruccelle are returning for the Eagles on Saturday night, with Zac Langdon, Nathan Vardy and Xavier O’Neill making way. Todd Marshall and Connor Rozee will return for Port, with Miles Bergman, Kane Farrell and Tom Rockliff all omitted. Rockliff will likely be the sub, in his new-found role for the side.

Breakevens

High Breakevens

  • 210 – Max Gawn
  • 208 – Andrew Gaff
  • 204 – Tom Rockliff
  • 180 – Christian Petracca
  • 179 – James Worpel

Low Breakevens

  • -206 – Errol Gulden
  • -145 – Matt Flynn
  • -87 – James Jordan
  • -80 – Chad Warner
  • -63 – Braeden Campbell
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Shake n bake

Holmes & Duncan to play against hawks

Derek

What about JClark?

Derek

Rohan is out, who else?

Shake n bake

Don’t know

The Jinx

It will either be Miers, JClark or Henry.
I feel Henry will have to give way. Fingers crossed not JClark

Hugh

Wingard in (probably for O’Halloran) far more significant. Remember the Cats have no Slam-Duncan & no Danger. Hawks by 29 points.

Derek

Hawkins must be seriously considered as a top 6 forward again this year, sooner rather than later. If Tex can do this Hawkins could do better.

He had a lazy 134 last week, should be more where that came from

Derek

We havnt even mentioned what Bruce did yesterday

JugHead

Bruce kicks 10 against North…….which big forward plays against North next week?……..Tex……..there will be a lot more Tex chatter this week.

Derek

Tex and Hawkins the week after

JugHead

The problem with Hawkins is that his high price tag means we need him to be a keeper with reliable high scoring. He is capable of it, but any taper off / injury / suspension is a problem, so that is a risk. And how much better can he score than Tex at the moment?
If Tex’s form tapers off, he can at least be traded for a profit.
And there is an interesting dynamic with Tex now…….(and I’m someone who talked down the idea of getting him)…….if you are trying to hold onto a high rank and he pumps out another 120+ next week, and you still don’t have him, it is gunna start to hurt.

Derek

It’s hurting already

John

Hawkins suffers from Geelong go slow plan, that is the difference between Adelaide and Geelong at the moment, the game plan.

Joel

No Highmore stings, I think Kosi holds his spot for now but Mitch Lewis is playing good footy in the VFL so not sure for how much longer

Derek

I would replace O’Brien instead of Kosi

I think he should hold his spot and I think Clark will as well. Not sure what all the panic is for

Clark and Kosi and 2 of the highest owned players, if they both miss there will be many in same position

holty01

I ended up locking in my trades this week based on the doubt of these things. Ended up trading Cripps for Ridley as didn’t want to field Kosi and risk Crippa being a late out in this next month. Been watching some vision of him and you can tell he is struggling. My backline now though is locked in for the season pending any injuries.

Derek

I locked in Campbell, surely both Kosi and Clark won’t be omitted

Derek

And Campbells on 15 at half time

Derek

Ridley looked awesome today.

Every time I looked at the TV he had the ball

The Jinx

I got a gut feeling Meek will score well this week. He’s found confidence with Darcy by his side, his work rate last week was good and has adapted to the new rule. He’s up against Pittonet who’s still learning and has struggled with the new rule.

Flynn up against Gawn/Jackson two experienced ruck. He’s gonna have a tough day. On top of that, that ankle of his, is concerning, having to go off field for re-strap. A ticking time bomb specially against dees this week.

Rick Grimes

That could be a good call.

Keenbutclueless

Gee Derek. I wish I had listened to you and taken Hickey instead of Stef.

Derek

Hickey best on ground

Keenbutclueless

It’s definitely a game if opportunities gained and opportunities missed. When you think about all the 50/50 calls you make, some will go your way. Some don’t. Hickey versus Stef definitely a loser for me, but Butters versus Bolton has definitely gone the other way. Was two of Maynard, Daniel and Houston. Left out Maynard. Call that a small win. Was 2 from Walsh, Rowell, Brayshaw and McCluggage. Went Walsh and Rowell. Maybe a bit unlucky, but in retrospect Rowell may have been an iffy call

Derek

Hickey was in my team all preseason but swapped to Flynn before round one. Gave me the cash to go Heeney to Dangerfield.

My team looks great on paper

But can’t get the rookie roulette right this year, had all the dud scores on ground and the good ones on bench. Even just bought Campbell in today and left Jordon on bench, you know Jordon Will ton up today

Derek

Hickey was in my team all preseason but swapped to Flynn before round one. Gave me the cash to go Heeney to Dangerfield.

david

ouch!

Derek

Warner is the best of them

The Jinx

Definitely Derek,

Got a few to think about after this Round. Dow, JClark, Sharp and Rowe is on the cusp.

There’s a few new Rookies playing this week. I don’t think I have missed the boat on Warner have I?

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Derek

First 2 rounds he was on the wing. Today he was in the guts taking plenty of center bounces

david

He’ll be about 232.6k this week and if he gets 85 next week he’ll be 304k
Only 32% ownership which is a suprise after his aammi and 1st 2 rounds of 70 and 94, and Horse pumping him up last pre season as being a wrecking ball with a footy brain.

And there is still a lot of cash to be made and points to be scored from the Sydney supercoach goldfield

PeteB

Glad I got him in this week. Phew !

Russty_

Looks like StKilda has gone back to normal, and here was me thinking they might be contenders this year, no chance. Maybe I should start barracking for the eagles, I do live in W.A lol

JohnDJ59

I’d barrack for Freo.

Russty_

Fair point mate…Jeez Port are looking a bit ordinary at half time ay?…what’s going on there.

JohnDJ59

Hi Russty, have to say I thought Port were going to be a top team this year, though West Coast are usually hard to beat over there. Glad I pulled the pin on going Caldwell to Butters. One of only a few things that have gone right for me so far this round. Starting Ridley as a POD is looking good so far at least. if the AFL keep this rolling team thing going next year, I’ll have to have a long hard think about coming back, it really is taking the fun out of playing.

Russty_

It sure is mate, too stressful when you don’t know if you’re gonna end up with 2 donuts yet, pretty hard to be good at SC when there are so many variables. I guess we should be grateful that there’s still Footy to watch at all.

JugHead

I actually had a “No St Kilda players” policy for two seasons…..but its getting harder to bypass Steele.

Russty_

Hi Jugs I started H.Clark under the false promise that he was “moving into the midfield this year”…what a lie that was, I might give him another game or 2 but I could do better me thinks.

JugHead

Yep. They ran the same line and hooked me with Newnes a few seasons back.

david

No Highmore no St Kilda

Hugh

St. Kilda were Never normal.

Russty_

Yeah I’m talking about what I’ve gotten used to in the last 10 years, the disappointment of losing so many close games or games we should have won,(3 grand final attempts) it’s looking like one of those years again unfortunately.

The Jinx

Merrett you Muppet!!! 0 Clearances 19 uncontested possies, 1 tackle.

Russty_

Still got his prediction…that’s somethin!

JohnDJ59

Happy with Merrett 105, 91, 115.

The Jinx

Don’t get me wrong, he’s scoring ok. But he could get more with the amount of possies he gets. Just frustrating watching him playing 78%-80% Half-back so far in past 3 games.

He’s a Midfielder barely goes inside 50

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Teague Train

Is it to late for Tex?

I really wanted him last week, but went to Warner instead and banked the extra coin I saved, by my god he’s looking like prime Tex, looking like a “Jesus, I wouldn’t wanna run into that bloke down a dark alley” Tex.

Derek

How much will he be?

has Norf next week

Russty_

400k

JugHead

And still with a low BE. There is still some cash to be squeezed out, KPF or not.
KPFs kicking bags of goals…….it feels like I’m in a 1990’s time warp.
But if someone recommends Bruce to me this week, I’ll throw up….

david

411k
If he gets 120 next week he’ll be 484k

holty01

I just can’t do it. Just waiting for the wheels to fall off. But if they don’t, this week will be the last time I think you will pick him up at value

david

1490 from 14 Grundy C.
Predicted is 2225 but I think thats a bit ambitious.
Bont, Moore, Campbell and Fantasia are the wheels that fell off this week; so far.

Johnno

1508 from 13 with Grundy C. Hoping that Kosi and Clark play. Hate this late naming of the teams.
Brayshaw, Cripps, Gawn, Dow, Phillips, Stewart, Impey, Clark and Kosi to come.
Felt good watching the Bombers dismantle a team today. Must be the first time in 5 years something like that has happened.

david

Thats a big score.
Looks like nobody failed who were the stars?

Johnno

It’s a good score for now… could turn to sh*t easily.

Stars: Grundy, Dunkley, Ridley, Steele, Ziebell, Warner, Zerrett(ish)

I took a massive risk trading Campbell out after round 1 so I could go Rowell to Dusty. I’m still not happy about it/regret it… but I avoided the 29.

JohnDJ59

1326 from 13, Grundy VC/C, should get around 2,150 with premiums Brayshaw, Walsh, Oliver, Gawn, Stewart and four other players still to come. Not looking good on the league games front with only 5/10 games looking a chance for a win.

david

Braeden Campbell ave 66.7 price 232.9k
That’s only a 40k increase and he’s got more 100+ games in him than sub 30 games this year. He’s still good value if you need to downgrade

JugHead

The dpp doesnt hurt either….but fresh cheap cows are arriving too. Waterman is 102k. If he can back up todays 81 points he is hard to pass up.

david

Deven Robertson very attractive proposition also if you need the dpp

JohnDJ59

Yes an 83 from him, would be handy in my fwd line if he backs it up next week.

david

The perfect defender downgrade could be Luke Parks.
He looked real good in the SANFL and smashed it in the VFL practice game. Better than Marchbank and likely to cement his spot for 6-weeks with a good showing this week he’s a bit like Jones from Port in that he looks and plays a lot older than he is.

Hugh

interesting

PeteB

Fullarton looks like being a dud cash generator. Have enough cash to upgrade to Tex next week even after his price rise. With him playing against the Roos next week that’s gotta be a good move doesn’t it ?

Chiz

Does the Jock Reynoolds SC Fam reckon Downie will get a run this week?

Paul

No he won’t he’s in the reserves

BJSO

DNP x 3 what to do?

David C

Kossie not named in the VFL

Kat

Good news. Now just need Clark to get up to avoid a donut. My score is looking bad enough without having a zero in it

Paul

Hopefully he is not the medical sub and on field. Mitch Lewis maybe in as well

David C

Late change … Cottrell in

Tophawk

Who is out?

David C

Setterfield, ill apparently

JohnDJ59

Looking forward to doing my two trades on Monday night and then forgetting about SC for a week.

David C

Dow on 14 at HT.

David C

Meanwhile Fogarty is on 112.

JugHead

And he often fades in the second half………

JohnDJ59

Young injured, sub is activated.

David C

Young on 16 at the moment

JohnDJ59

That’s three rounds of footy for three injured players for my team. Rowell, Caldwell, now Young. This one could cost me a few close league games.

Derek

It’s a frustrating game John, did you have Dangerfield as well?

we have a very close game in the Rat Pack this week. We both have Young.

JohnDJ59

Yes had Danger and in hindsight I should have just put him on the mid bench. We do both have Young, but half my opponents don’t.

JohnDJ59

I just had a look at it Derek, I think you have me covered.

The Jinx

Gonna be close match John
You have Gawn, Impey, Jordon & Brockman to my Gawn(C), JClark & Kosi

I think you get over the line

JohnDJ59

The fact you have Max as your C should see you pull away from me. Tomorrow we are fairly even, Impey & Brockman v J.Clark & Kosi.

Derek

I didn’t realise Young was so unique

only 4 of my opponents have him.

the other match have turned from looking good to bad

Derek

Brayshaw was disappointing for you today

JohnDJ59

Not as bad as Clarry at HT, but it was to be expected.

Derek

Getting a heavy tag and not coping well

Russty_

Cripps to Brayshaw for me, not looking like such a savvy trade right now lol

Derek

Cripps actually looked really good today. Took it easy in last quarter

Russty_

Yep looks like I wasted a trade, isn’t the first time and won’t be the last !

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JohnDJ59

It’s a long season Russty, I know who I would prefer in my team.

The Jinx

Well!!
Dow straight to Warner
Rowe to Waterman

More Cash into the kitty
Perfect timing for double upgrade in Round 5

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Derek

Wait a week with Rowe to Waterman

The Jinx

Good point Derek, I’ll check tomorrow who’s on the bubble with JS

DEESNUTSRBIG

Dow is gone from everyone’s supercoach team and from the seniors. He’s getting worse every week. Had him on field weeks 1, 2, 3. – Shame on me!

JohnDJ59

H.Young to Chapman will be my first trade tomorrow night.

Derek

Yep. He looked good

TOPHAWK

Likewise. Punting Harry Sharp for Heath Chapman.

JohnDJ59

That was going to be my trade if Young hadn’t gotten injured.

Tophawk

Luckily I dodged Young

Derek

Even before he got injured, it was going to be a poor score.

He looked so good round 1

JugHead

Jordon has stopped scoring and only has 60% time on ground.
I’m wondering if he is running out of gas and due for a rest. Not sure how much TOG he had in previous weeks though…..

Derek

I bought in Jordon and Campbell this week. Sorry

JugHead

He actually finished well. Maybe they gave him a fair bit of bench time in the 3rd quarter

Russty_

I knew the sole reason my season was going so badly was all because of you Derek. My people will be in touch with your people. Make sure you have $450 or so set aside for my Lawyer’s letter…I’d prefer cash.

dontblushbaby

Rookies will do that , if they play 2 good games out 3 we will get the cash injection , relax it’s a roller coaster with Rookies,, some work ,some don’t , thats why we have trades

holty01

Clarry very disappointing. First half understandable as he had the DeBoer tag but still struggling without it after half time. Mind you if he kicked 2 of his 3 set shots his score changes quickly. I can’t complain personally though, I have avoided the injury carnage

The Jinx

Hats to Flynn done real good against two experienced Ruck.

Hats to the Dees great support to Oliver who was getting the tag from De Boer.

Derek

Take 90 from Flynn

Oliver 6 touches in first half and 17 in second

JugHead

Nice bounce back from Taranto after last weeks 67 too.

Derek

Taranto will get a big boost with Cogs out for a while

Russty_

Hats off even…sayings are sayings for a reason.

The Jinx

Hahaha thanks Russty for the correction.

Russty_

No probs mate, I’m Johndj’s 2 ic lol

holty01

57 point 2nd half to Oliver. A bit of redemption there.

Russty_

So he actually had 10 points in the first half?…I think need to put a hit out on DeBoer.

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holty01

Did I just see correctly that Jordan just lost 10 points at the end of end from scaling. Then Greene gained 3. I only noticed it as playing someone who has Greene and no Jordan.

holty01

End of game*

JugHead

Yep. Looks like it.

JohnDJ59

It happened Holty, I was keeping an eye on Jordon and Tom Green, since I kept Green on the bench and Jordon was leading most of the game until near the end, but even then it was only like 5pts, after the scaling it was Tom Green 64pts, Jordon 49pts.

JohnDJ59

Jordon went from 57pts to 49pts.

holty01

How are we all looking? I’m assuming 2150-2200 will be around par?

Russty_

I was looking at around 2200 but after today only about 2050, good week for you Holty and Gator, should be a huge legup.

holty01

Yeah mate it’s ok. 2170 with Brockman and Stewart to play. Hoping for 2300 but we all know how the Supercoach gods work

TOPHAWK

You are looking at a fantastic score. If Stewart produces his usual 110 and Brockman delivers a 70 with a decent showing, you are looking at 2350. Great stuff. Cheers.

JugHead

2146 with Kosi to go. So pretty happy considering I botched my trades this week. Showed the door to Cripps instead of Neale.

JohnDJ59

Below par for me this round, after going alright last weekend, only looking at around 2,000-2,050 and 2/10 in the league games. After the first three weeks I have a feeling I’ll be in the bottom four places in my leagues instead of the top four like last year. Had all the right rookies to start with, just can’t get the right ones on the ground and injuries have been using up trades I wasn’t intending to use.

Russty_

You have been very unlucky with your injuries and with Tom Green etc John. So may I suggest you just stop doing that from now on…also, pick the right rookies on-field. So now you will kick asses. It is ordained by me…a qualified Minister of Supercoach 😉

JohnDJ59

HaHa, good one Russty, that did make me laugh, but really I don’t think I have ever been so wrong as far as the rookies on field go. So I guess it can’t get much worse as far as that goes, I think what has contributed to it is the rolling team selection, not knowing if the rookies are going to play or not, so instead of picking ones that I think will do the best I’ve been putting the ones that are picked first on the ground as well as putting the E on the player who’s team plays first. So I will take your advice and will stop doing that from now on and see if I get a better result.

Russty_

That’s the way mate, just stop doing things that make your score suck and all will be jake. Especially picking players that are going to get injured, maybe consult with a reputable clairvoyant who can tell you that Brett Ratten was lying about Hunter Clark being a midfielder this year…that Hayden Young wouldn’t score Jiminy Shittets before he got injured.
I guess that means that Neale will probably score 140 next week now, seeing as how well Cripps did.

Derek

We are the same John, I have made every wrong call on rookies this year.

Young really hurt my score this week

dontblushbaby

I have the other Young from Norf – Def /Mid

BJSO

2004 with Impy & Clark to go. Broke all of the rules and swapped Neale for Dusty and the gods shat on him.

John

😂 yes I jinxed Dusty as well, Cripps and Danger for Ridley and Dusty, not really sure how that’s going to pan out TBH.

Derek

You would be a happy Ridley owner

TOPHAWK

Hi Holty. Having a decent round this week. Currently on 1932 with Kosi, Brockman, Stewart and Jordan Clark to come. With a bit of luck, I am hoping to get to 2250. Cheers

Derek

A few horror scores from Oliver, Adams & Young. Plus stuffing up my rookie roulette again, I’ll be struggling to get 2100

Hedski

1998 with Stewart, Clark, Impey and Kosi to go, think you’ll cover me in The Rat Pack Holty.

Derek

A few horror scores from Oliver, Adams & Young. Plus stuffing up my rookie roulette again, I’ll be struggling to get 2100

Hedski

2 points up before scaling 🤮

Russty_

Clark and Koschitzke are playing…that’s handy after a rather shitty week !

holty01

Nice to hear mate.

Russty_

It makes me happy the Holt, cause otherwise I was looking at a very pox laden score.

JugHead

OK Max, I’m sorry I moved the captaincy onto Macrae this week. Lesson learnt, it won’t happen again. I also notice you pipped Grundy by one point just to prove who is still the big dog.

Russty_

You should be sorry! LOL… the 2 big dogs will not be denied, regardless of all the scare tactics people were saying earlier in the season…now if you could just tell me how I get Flynn to Gawn without burning 4 trades.

JugHead

Or in my case, Flynn to Grundy. The cash generation from Flynn and Meek is good, but not having Grundy is starting to cost a lot of points.
If I’m chasing overall rank, I can’t really try to squeeze every last dollar out of the rookie rucks. No good getting Grundy in rd 17.

Russty_

Well don’t forget to add up in total Jugs…the extra guy or 2 you got because you didn’t get Grundy in at the start, and the points they’ve given you.

JugHead

True.

DEESNUTSRBIG

The umpiring in the Carlton/Fremantle game was disgusting, Carlton got a raw deal against Richmond and Collingwood no doubt but boy were they paid back in full and then some today. Didn’t affect the result at least but everyone watching was laughing several times at how bad it was.

JohnDJ59

Thinking about trades for this week. Young to Chapman is a done deal. I could then just sit on that, or upgrade a midpricer as my second trade. Looking at either H.Clark to Lloyd or Green to Titch. Not sure if either would be worth it, since both Clark and Green are playing, just not scoring very well. Do I cut one of them, or give them a few more weeks to prove themselves, though the coach has a bit to do with how they are scoring as well.

Derek

Green will get a decent run with Cogs out.

He looked good

JohnDJ59

Yes Green did go better after Cogs was injured, I’ll probably keep him for now, even though he’s only scored like a rookie in his two games. H.Clark will get one more week and if he doesn’t improve, 80+ would be nice, he will be traded out for Lloyd next week.

Russty_

Wondering what we’re supposed to do with Highmore now John, I think he’ll play again but not sure when.

JohnDJ59

I’m keeping him Russty, won’t be long before he’s back again.

demonsdelight

YOUR’RE kidding are’nt you Russty Gator could get a game down there in his gumboots

Hedski

If old mate Cliffy Young was still shuffling around colac in his gummys he’d take Brad Hills spot.

Derek

I was a little bit interested in Lazarro. Because he was medical sub round 1 his price won’t go up much this week.

With Anderson and Polec Aubrey missing for a few weeks, he is worth looking at.

But only 7 disposals, he needed to do a bit more

JohnDJ59

I’m happy with my mid rookies, Lazzaro isn’t going to make a lot of cash compared to the ones I have. I don’t mind Robertson though, a bit expensive, but I like his mid/fwd and he could score higher than 65 most weeks.

Derek

Clark has got a good role at saints, but not sure why he only had 67% TOG. Was he injured?

Crouch might push him out but Gresham looks like being out for a bit.

I’d be holding and look at picking up one of the big defenders a bit cheaper

JohnDJ59

I’ll be holding both Clark and Green for now. My two trades will be Young to Chapman and Brockman to Robertson.

JugHead

Get a touch any time you’re ready Kosi……….that would be good…..

Derek

We need to start thinking about what we are going to do when Kosi, and JClark get dropped next week

JugHead

Yep. Much less important, but Brockman is unsighted as well.

JohnDJ59

I traded Kosi this round, Brockman will be going tonight.

Derek

You traded Kosi this round, who to? He is still a cash cow

Rick Grimes

Not much of a cash cow. Be lucky to make $10k. I traded him to Jiath. I’m very happy.

JohnDJ59

I thought he was going to get dropped, a week early I guess, traded him to L.Young, who should go up about 40k this week.

PeteB

Hoping that Highmore gets a recall next week. Still holding Lachie Jones who was a test this week, probably a bit much to hope he would also get picked.

Derek

Clark finish ok. Plus Higgins out will I’ve Clark a few more weeks

Kosi will miss next week, Brookman might miss as well

Derek

Bit annoyed I used my cash to go Jones to Campbell this week. Could have used it to go young and Clark to Chapman and a premium

PeteB

Kosi is killing me. Seeing my lead being cut at the rate of knots. The disparity between rookies this year is remarkable. Seem to have all the good ones and all the shit ones. Don’t seem to have any that just plod along ok with some 50s.

Russty_

I have him Brockman and Clark on field, what a disaster!

PeteB

Have been caught with a quarter to go after starting 118 in front. No hope now.

Teague Train

Need some fellow coaches, my team has struggled to crack 2k in the first 3 weeks and its time to upgrade and maybe do some sideways trades

Ryan, Laird, Stewart, Saad, Clark, Kozi (Sharp, Highmore)

Neale, Steele, Oliver, Walsh, Cripps, Campbell, Jordan, Gulden (Bruhn, Powell, Brockman)

Gawn, Flynn (Meek)

Martin, Ziebell, Impey, Dow, Warner, Rowe (Fullarton, Scott)

My POD in Saad hasnt been good, makes it worse i swapped out Riddley before Round 1 to get him
Dow, Kozi, Rowe all struggling

JohnDJ59

I look at your side without Grundy at R2 and I wonder where you spent the saved money. You need to get Ridley into your backline asp. Dunkley is another one that would be handy in the fwd line. Not sure how you get them, but you could start by getting Chapman in for Kozi or Sharp.

Teague Train

my saved money is sitting in my bank, i double downed on Draper and Caldwell last week to Flynn and Warner, got 520k in the bank

JohnDJ59

That’s great, you could go, Kozi to Ridley and Sharp to Chapman. Or if you wanted to get rid of Dow, trade him to Dunkley, but would have to miss out on Ridley.

JugHead

How much do you have in the bank?

Derek

Dow to Lloyd/Ridley or any other premium defender.

(Swing Sharp to midfield)

JugHead

Agree. Most of that bank needs to be invested in a quality premo, and if Clark or Kosi got dropped (quite possible on current form), you would have a problem, so topping up the backline makes sense. Dow doesn’t look like turning it around either.
The second trade is harder. Because the teams only drop the night before the game, I think its worth holding one back until late in the round in case you unexpectedly have a player dropped and need to trade to avoid a donut.
But I’d have a late round trade planned anyway that you can do if you want to.
Sideways trading rookies after their first price rise can backfire. Their scores are very unpredictable.

Derek

Kosi might get dropped but I think Clark should be ok now Higgins got injured.

Dow to Ridley/Lloyd/Mills
One trade only
swing Campbell forward and Sharp to mids.

Derek

As a Hawks supporter, the Ceglar experiment needs to stop now.

dontblushbaby

Big Boy does need a back up ? who do you suggest ?

Derek

Your right.

probably can’t play Lewis, Kosi and Ceglar in same team

JugHead

Lewis looked the most threatening. I think Kosi drops out now.

dontblushbaby

No one should trade Kosi, a waste of a trade , don’t be surprised if Clarko keeps him playing to get games into him ??

Hedski

Woop woop, Carna pussy cats!!

demonsdelight

until next round bud then the Dees are waiting

Russty_

Waiting to get their asses kicked 😉

PeteB

Too many rookies not generating cash. Lazarro, Fullarton, Bruhn, Kosi, Brockman, Bergman terrible. Rowe last two scores awful. Need Highmore and Jones playing. There’s too many corrective trades in this bunch.

DEESNUTSRBIG

schitzke 22, d’oh 27, spud soup 29 all onfield + 3 DNP rookies.
another 2 trades are getting used for sure.

dontblushbaby

Scored 2204 ( Par ? ) & only used 1 trade to date – Bruhn to Jordan ?? , Holty was the only league I lost, looking at painting the fence this week but not sure where yet

dontblushbaby

Well done Holty , nice score mate

Russty_

Nice score and great work with the trades so far DBB

Hedski

Won all my leagues except a draw with Holty, 2293 seems like a good score this week. Go cats

holty01

Nice mate

Hedski

Back at ya bud 🍻

Russty_

Well done both you high scoring bastards 🙂

Russty_

Great stuff Fugg Nuggles, I had a slighty cnty week with only 3 league wins, those 2 Hawks crapbags rookies didn’t help one bit.

Shake n bake

Why can’t l get it right. Played Campbell had Warner on the pine. Wanted to go Dow to Tex as a cash grab but held on to 1 trade as l had Sharp & Highmore out. I knew who the cats were bringing in but wasn’t sure if Kozi or Clark would be dropped. If kozi was to be dropped held on to that trade to go Kozi to Jaff. Should have just did it anyway. Now have $370k in the kitty. Kept a trade and did 💩💩💩. Just happy I’m still at work and worked every day over Easter.

Russty_

It’ll happen mate, it’s a long season, my midfield scored one lousy ton this week, but other weeks it’ll probably get 6, it’s bloody tempting to trade every week like that other silly game but ya just can’t in this one.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Need to deal with Young this week. Hammy gotta go.

Stoked with Dow down to warner. He is quickly becoming my fav young blood! Gives the swans an extra pod in the middle.

See alabama claimed another scalp doing such a good job clarry was moved fwd. Only when he went off injured clarry started to score.

Russty_

Is Jiath on your radar mate?

TRIGGA HAPPY

Yeah popped up.today. hadnt really noticed him before today but he was certainly noticable today. Depend on highmore i guess. If not named may have to bring in reinforcements in chapman as cant rely on kosi or sharp on field.

Cant see anyone else coming through in def rookies at the mo. 🙄

Russty_

Still can’t believe that meathead Ratten dropped Highmore, way to destroy a young bloke’s confidence.

JohnDJ59

Two trades for the next round, H.Young to Jiath and Sharp to Chapman. I wanted to rage trade Brockman, but I’ve moved him from the fwd line to the mid bench, he will be traded out next week to Robertson.

Russty_

Good trades I think John, my midfield only scored one ton this week!…what a shitshow lol, I had 2 x80’s, 1 x70, 3 x60’s and a 40 lol, that’s soooo bad. Those 2 hawks rookies really screwed me this week.

JohnDJ59

124, 115, 74, 67, 66, 49, 49 and a 29. My bench scored 65,64,58. So 60 pts lost just on that line.

Russty_

Yeah it’s sad isn’t it?…Oliver tagged by that mutt Deboer, Brayshaw reverting back to his first year scores, I also started Taylor Adams, and brought Tim Kelly in so I could cash in on their mediocre scores lol

JohnDJ59

Yes even Brayshaw had a hard tag on him apparently, so we might be seeing a bit more of these low scores from our top midfielders if we are unlucky enough to have the targeted players in our side. Titch didn’t go so well either and I had him as my first upgrade in the midfield.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Worked out ok for me ruusty. 😜

Russty_

Hehe, I’d still rather have Clarry than Petrappa this year bud, he’s started this year a bit stinky-pants.

PeteB

Fullarton to Tex, and Kosi to Chapman the plan atm. Will leave 25 trades, a bit worried about using too many too soon though.

Russty_

Do you have Impey Pete?…maybe Fullarton to Impey and Kosi to Jiath?

PeteB

Have Impey. What about Fogarty instead of Tex ?

JugHead

Does anyone else think Impey might be a keeper F6?

Russty_

Yeah Jugs could be for sure, also Jiath looks very solid. 19 kicks and 5 handballs is positive for Impey…so he’s looking to kick and make plays rather that hand it off to someone.

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JohnDJ59

If he keeps playing as he has been, no reason why not, same with Warner, if they keep scoring well there is no reason to trade them. They could end up being our F5 & F6.