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Around the Grounds – Round 5

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Around the Grounds. Heading into Round 6 we’re hitting some choppy waters a bit when it comes to our Supercoach rookies. We’ve got some who are starting to bump their heads on their breakeven levels, which will see them maxed out in the short term price wise, with only a few decent looking rookies sitting there to replace them. It’s an awkward time for sure, but hopefully one we can help you navigate through! The VFL season has officially kicked off, which means our state league football is now 100% covered, so hopefully we can start to see some more rookie options come through.

Victoria

Collingwood

A poor 3rd quarter put the Pies too far out to have a shot to win this one, losing to the Eagles 103-76. Beau McCreery (FWD, $117,300, BE -45) had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 58 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week, he has scores of 56 and 58 while kicking goals in every game he’s played, so his potential scores look limited on a good day and perhaps bad if he doesn’t hit the scoreboard, but he’s one to consider. Mark Keane (DEF, $158,000, BE 15) played his first game for 2021 and his 2nd in his career and had 9 disposals and 4 marks for 48 SCPoints, while Finlay Macrae (MID/FWD, $126,300 BE 9) debuted for 41 SCPoints from 18 disposals and 4 marks. He had just 4 contested disposals, with 4 turnovers, but did also have 3 stoppage clearances from 77% ToG. Some decent stats there that will keep him on our watchlist for this week if he plays, even if the immediate Supercoach score wasn’t great.

Collingwoods VFL season started off with a 7 point victory over Werribee, winning 69-62. Jye Rantall (MID, $123,900) starred with 28 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles, Caleb Poulter (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 18 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles and a goal and Oliver Henry (FWD, $135,300) kicked 2.2 with 11 disposals and 7 marks.

Carlton

Carlton moved to 2-3 for the year after their 96-68 loss to the Power. They did not feature any rookie priced players in this game.

Over in the VFL, Carlton were slightly more wasteful in front of goal than their opposition, kicking 16.12 to 17.7 which resulted in a 109-108 loss to the Southport Sharks. Liam Stocker (DEF, $186,500) had a game high 38 disposals (30 kicks) with 13 marks, 2 tackles and a goal. Sam Ramsay (MID, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles and Matthew Owies (FWD, $123,900) kicked 4 goals with 12 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles.

Essendon

Essendon could only manage 1.5 for the first half and were never really in it from the start, losing to Brisbane 102-45. Archie Perkins (MID/FWD, $189,800, BE 5) had 20 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 5 clangers for 56 SCPoints. Zach Reid (DEF, $166,800, BE 14) made his debut and had 10 disposals and 5 tackles for 53 SCPoints. Nikolas Cox (DEF/FWD, $289,700, BE 34) scored 39 SCPoints from 10 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 2 behinds, Harrison Jones (FWD, $173,600, BE 31) had 7 disposals for 30 SCPoints and Alec Waterman (FWD, $148,400, BE 4) scored just 27 SCPoints from 5 disposals, 1 mark and 5 tackles. Just an all-around bad day for the Bombers rookies Supercoach wise.

Their VFL matchup was much like the AFL one, not much worked for the Bombers and they lost to the Brisbane Lions 104-38. Nick Bryan (RUC, $123,900) had 27 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 34 hitouts and Ned Cahill (FWD, $161,200) had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Geelong

Geelong did what they needed to do in the 2nd half, taking a 77-47 win over North Melbourne. Sam De Koning (DEF, $123,900, BE 23) made his AFL debut and had 8 disposals and 2 tackles for 27 SCPoints. Nothing there to immediately get excited about, but he’s only played the one game.

Geelong’s VFL side had an easy win, defeating North Melbourne 123-44. Max Holmes (MID/FWD, $121,800) had 22 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles, Cameron Taheny (FWD, $123,900) had 21 disposals, 3 marks and a tackle and Ben Jarvis (DEF/FWD, $139,200) kicked 4 goals with 11 disposals and 5 marks.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn were blown away in the last quarter, with the Dees kicking 8 goals to the Hawks 2, it led to a 104-54 loss to Melbourne. Oliver Hanrahan (FWD, $239,900, BE 36) had 14 disposals, 6 marks and 2 goals with 5 clangers for 70 SCPoints. Jacob Koschitzke (DEF, $159,000, BE 9) returned with 9 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles with 3 frees for to score 62 SCPoints and Conor Nash (FWD, $193,400, BE 59) had 5 disposals and 3 marks for 18 SCPoints from 76% ToG.

In the VFL, the Box Hill Hawks didn’t have the greatest day either, losing to the Casey Demons 118-67. Lachlan Bramble (MID, $102,400) had a team high 20 disposals with 2 marks and 8 tackles.

Melbourne

Melbourne put the pedal to the metal in the final quarter to run away with a 104-54 win over Hawthorn. James Jordon (MID, $217,900, BE 28) returned to some good form with 20 disposals, 4 marks and 3 clearances for 76 SCPoints. Harrison Petty (DEF/FWD, $228,200, BE 32) played his first game of 2021 and had 8 disposals and 3 marks for 60 SCPoints. He may be back in the reserves once Sam Day returns however.

The Casey Demons opened their VFL season with a win, defeating the Box Hill Hawks 118-67. Kade Chandler (FWD, $161,200) had 25 disposals, 10 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.2, Neville Jetta (DEF, $190,600) had 25 disposals and 10 marks, Toby Bedford (FWD, $137,000) kicked 2 goals with 16 disposals and 8 tackles and Jake Bowey (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 23 disposals and 4 marks.

North Melbourne

North again struggled in the 2nd half of the game, down by a goal at half time they ended up losing to Geelong 77-47. Atu Bosenavulagi (FWD, $175,500, BE -2) made his debut for the Roos with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 72 SCPoints. A nice start for him. Tom Powell (MID, $278,300, BE -12) continued his solid form with 19 disposals, 6 marks and 2 clearances for 74 SCPoints. He’s now running on a 3 round average of 74.7 SCPoints. Aiden Bonar (DEF, $291,200, BE 25) had a good day with 20 disposals and 6 marks for 103 SCPoints, Lachie Young (DEF/MID, $296,600, BE 25) continued his quietly decent form with 20 disposals and 6 marks with 4 rebound 50’s for 73 SCPoints. Will Philips (MID, $202,700, BE 32) scored 41 SCPoints from 7 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles, Tom Campbell (RUC/FWD, $154,700, BE 29) had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 15 hitouts for 41 SCPoints and Charlie Lazzaro (MID, $151,900, BE 25) had 5 disposals and 3 tackles for 29 SCPoints.

Not a great day either for the Roos VFL side, suffering a 123-44 loss to Geelong. Dom Tyson (MID, $243,900) had 29 disposals (23 handballs), 3 marks and 3 tackles and Matt McGuiness (DEF, $123,900) had 18 disposals and 7 marks.

Richmond

A quality win for Richmond on Thursday night, they defeated the Saints quite easily in the end, winning 134-48. Rhyan Mansell (DEF, $102,400, BE -33) kept his spot in the side after his debut last week and had 13 disposals, 4 tackles, but also 5 clangers for 50 SCPoints.

It was a fairly easy win in the end for the Tigers in the VFL as well, defeating Sandringham 95-55. Patrick Naish (MID, $180,500) had 33 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Riley Collier-Dawkins (MID, $123,900) had 31 disposals, (20 handballs), 4 marks and 8 tackles, Will Martyn (MID, $123,900) had 27 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles and Samson Ryan (RUC, $117,300) kicked 3 goals with 8 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 3 hitouts.

St Kilda

St Kilda were only in this game for a quarter, suffering an absolute belting from there on, losing to Richmond 134-48. Daniel McKenzie (DEF, $275,100, BE -1) 18 disposals, 5 marks and 3 clearances, but had 5 clangers to move his score to 71 SCPoints. Paul Hunter (RUC, $134,300, BE -9) returned to the side due to Rowan Marashall’s injury and had 6 disposals, 18 hitouts and a goal for 53 SCPoints. His job security still probably isn’t locked in due to the impending return of Paddy Ryder.

Sandringham lost their first VFL match of the year, going down to Richmond 95-55. Ryan Byrnes (MID, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 8 marks and a goal, Oscar Clavarino (DEF, $123,900) had 20 disposals and 14 marks and Thomas Highmore (DEF, $117,300) had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 4 tackles.

Western Bulldogs

Another easy win for the on-fire Bulldogs, going to 5-0 with a 118-56 win over the Suns. Jordan Sweet (RUC, $123,900, BE -23) made his AFL debut with 9 disposals, 4 tackles and 31 hitouts (10 to advantage) for 73 SCPoints. A good debut game, the issue will be he was rucking against the Suns who had Caleb Graham, Hugh Greenwood and Chris Burgess rucking, so the competition wasn’t much chop. One more week to evaluate him with a tougher ruck matchup against GWS to see what he can really do. Anthony Scott (MID/FWD, $181,300, BE 19) had 13 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints, Lewis Young (DEF, $198,300, BE -22) had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 8 hitouts 58 SCPoints, Lachlan McNeil (MID, $184,000, BE 24) finished with 13 disposals, 3 tackles and 1.1 for 45 SCPoints and Ben Cavarra (FWD, $194,900, BE 71) had just 18% ToG for 1 disposals, 1 mark and 7 SCPoints.

Footscray had no real trouble with the Suns on the weekend in the VFL as well, winning 109-42. Will Hayes (MID, $249,300) led the way for the Dogs with 29 disposals and 11 marks, Josh Schache (FWD, $214,400) booted 5.4 with 19 disposals and 12 marks and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (FWD, $207,300) had 11 dispoals, 3 tackles, 3 hitouts and kicked 2.1

South Australia

Adelaide

It was a tight game, but the Dockers ended up proving too good in the end, defeating Adelaide 84-72.  James Rowe (FWD, $211,000, BE -23) came back into some form with 2 goals with 12 disposals and 3 tackles for 79 SCPoints. Ned McHenry (FWD, $223,300, BE 39) had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 53 SCPoints, Will Hamill (DEF, $232,400, BE 39) finished with 13 disposals and 4 clangers for 38 SCPoints, Billy Frampton (FWD, $207,200, BE 52) has seen his price fall into rookie territory, not helped by his 37 SCPoints from 10 disposals and 4 marks. Jordon Butts (DEF, $262,600, BE 42) had a quality game with 81 SCPoints from 17 disposals and 9 marks and Sam Berry (MID, $213,300, BE 43) didn’t get in on the tackles much this week, which lowered his score to 31 SCPoints from 13 disposals. Berry is now running on a 3 round average of 46.7 SCPoints and could find himself back in the SANFL soon if this comment from Daniel Talia is anything to go by.

It wasn’t a great day for the Crows in the SANFL, losing to the Woodville West-Torrens 155-72. Tariek Newchurch (MID/FWD, $102,400) kicked 3 goals with 16 disposals and 4 marks and Brayden Cook (MID/FWD, $117,300) played his first game for the Crows and had 15 disposals and 5 marks

Port Adelaide

Another win for Port Adelaide to solidify their spot in the Top 4, defeating Carlton 96-68. Lachlan Jones (DEF, $139,800, BE -48) had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 4 rebound 50’s and 5 clangers (3 frees against) for 69 SCPoints. He’s on the bubble this week and looks like a solid defensive add. Miles Bergman (FWD, $158,600, BE -27) had 16 disposals and 7 marks for 62 SCPoints.

In the SANFL, Port were just beaten in the last quarter by South Adelaide, losing 81-72. Jackson Mead (MID, $123,900) had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 2 clearances. Unfortunately he suffered a lacerated spleen during this match, so currently has no timeline as to when he can return to football. Taj Schoefield (MID, $102,400) had 15 disposals and 7 marks but kicked 3 behinds.

Western Australia

Fremantle

It was a tight contest, but the Dockers pulled away when it mattered, defeating Adelaide 84-72. Michael Frederick (FWD, $235,100, BE 20) had 69 SCPoints from 12 disposals, 5 marks and kicked 1.2. Heath Chapman (DEF, $255,700, BE 5) had 15 disposals and 6 marks for 54 SCPoints and Josh Treacy (RUC/FWD, $102,400, BE 9) was quiet with 5 disposals and 2 marks for 16 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a 95-77 loss in their Round 3 WAFL match. Lloyd Meek (RUC, $213,000) had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 31 hitouts and kicked 2 goals, Joel Western (MID, $117,300) kicked 2.1 with 13 disposals and 3 tackles and Stefan Giro (MID, $170,000) had 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.

West Coast

The Eagles took the foot off the pedal a bit in the last quarter, by that point they had done enough to secure the game, defeating Collingwood 103-76. Zac Langdon (FWD, $180,100, BE 67) had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 4 clangers for just 36 SCPoints while Xavier O’Neill (MID/FWD, $230,300, BE 65) had 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 28 SCPoints and Nathan Vardy (RUC, $208,800, BE 67) returned to the side with 2 disposals and 8 hitouts for 28 SCPoints.

Over in the WAFL, the Eagles remained winless for 2021, after a 94-55 loss to Swan Districts. Luke Foley (DEF, $127,900) had 28 disposal and 4 marks, Luke Edwards (MID, $117,300) had 26 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles and Jamaine Jones (FWD, $186,500) kicked 2.1 with 26 disposals, 5 marks and 9 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

A goal in the final minutes got GWS the win in this one, defeating Sydney 71-69. Jack Buckley (DEF/MID, $308,900, BE 29) had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 72 SCPoints, Xavier O’Halloran (MID, $235,900, BE 43) scored 63 SCPoints from 15 disposals, 5 marks, 6 inside 50’s and a goal, Conor Stone (FWD, $144,300, BE -7) had 13 disposals and 4 marks for 59 SCPoints, Connor Idun (DEF, $274,000, BE 40) had 10 disposals and 4 marks for 47 SCPoints and Matt Bundine (DEF/FWD, $231,100, BE 56) scored 30 SCPoints from 6 disposals and 2 marks.

GWS played their very first match in the new VFL, but lost to Sydney 96-70. Tanner Bruhn (MID, $157,800) had 27 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles, Nick Shipley (MID, $123,900) had 24 disposals and 8 tackles, Matt Flynn (RUC, $227,500) had 11 disposals, 4 marks and 22 hitouts, sharing ruck duties with Kieran Briggs (DEF/FWD, $123,900), who had10 disposals, 4 marks and 22 hitouts and Zach Sproule (FWD, $123,900) kicked 3.1 with 16 disposals, 10 marks and 2 tackles

Sydney

The Swans suffered their first loss of the year after a 71-69 loss to GWS. Errol Gulden (MID, $315,600, BE 51) had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 66 SCPoints. He’s slowed down a tad after his SUPER hot start, but still has a 3 round average of 69.3 SCPoints, which is fine for this point of the year. Chad Warner (FWD, $331,100, BE 58) had his first poor scoring game of 2021 with 50 SCPoints from 13 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 2 behinds. His 3 round average is 82.7 SCPoints, so like Gulden he’ll still keep for a few more weeks at worst. Braeden Campbell (MID/FWD, $244,000, BE 53) is a slightly different prospect, he scored 39 SCPoints from 14 disposals and 2 marks with 4 clangers. His 3 round average is now 39.7 SCPoints, so may be struggling to his his BE if his current form continues for another week. Lastly, Logan McDonald (FWD, $251,300, BE 93) had 6 disposals for 15 SCPoints. He’s got a BE of 93 with a 3 round average of 42.7 SCPoints, but with the loss of Lance Franklin it may open up some more goal scoring opportunities for him going forward.

The Swans managed to reverse the AFL results in their VFL matchup, defeating GWS 96-80 in the opening round of the VFL season. Will Gould (DEF, $123,900) had 11 disposals and 5 marks, while Kaiden Brand (DEF, $245,000) had 24 disposals and 11 marks and Carter Michael (MID, $102,400) had 25 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles

Queensland

Brisbane

A game the Lions would be hoping will kick start their season, they had a 102-45 win over Essendon. Joe Daniher (FWD, $314,400, BE 29) picked a good time to have a big game, against his former side he scored 121 SCPoints from 25 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 6 hitouts and 2 goals. Jaxon Prior (DEF, $123,900, BE -15) had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 65 SCPoints and Thomas Berry (FWD, 222,300, BE 90) came on as the sub and had 7 disposals, 2 tackles and 4 clangers for 10 SCPoints. Prior is on the bubble this week, but has had mixed results and I am always hesitant to go for players who need to score multiple goals to get into the 60 SCPoint range, lest you get a score of 22, like Prior produced in Round 2.

Brisbane got a win in their very first VFL match, defeating Essendon 104-38. Connor Ballenden (FWD, $146,100) had 31 disposals, 15 marks and a goal and Deven Robertson (MID/FWD, $176,800) finished with 21 disposals, 3 tackles, 3 marks and a goal

Gold Coast

Apart from a 6 goal to 2 3rd quarter the Suns weren’t in this one, losing to the Western Bulldogs 118-56. Jy Farrar (FWD, $184,300, BE -9) had a busy game with 21 disposals and 8 marks for 83 SCPoints. That’s just his first game for this year, so we can see if he can back up that sort of stat line against a good challenge in the Sydney Swans this week. Chris Burgess (DEF, $237,100, BE 41) had just 6 disposals, 2 tackles and 2 hitouts for 44 SCPoints. His ownership percentage didn’t really move after the Crows game, going from 0.1% to 1.3% of teams a fortnight later, so not too many would be concerned with his declining scores.

The Suns didn’t fare much better in the VFL, losing to Footscray 109-42. Rory Atkins (MID, $244,200) had 26 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles, Jeremy Sharp (MID, $141,800) had 23 disposals and 9 marks and Jez McLennan (DEF, $123,900) had 16 disposals and 6 marks.

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Lachlan Jones – $139,800 – AVG 65.0 SCPoints
  2. Lewis Young – $198,300 – AVG 69.0 SCPoints
  3. Zach Reid – $166,800 – AVG 53.0 SCPoints
  4. Jaxon Prior – $123,900 – AVG 44.0 SCPoints
  5. Rhyan Mansell – $102,400 – AVG 46.5 SCPoints

MID

  1. James Jordon – $217,900 – AVG 61.8 SCPoints
  2. Anthony Scott – $181,300 – AVG 46.2 SCPoints
  3. Archie Perkins – $189,800 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints
  4. Xavier O’Halloran – $235,900 – AVG 50.7 SCPoints
  5. Lachlan McNeil – $184,000 – AVG 43.8 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Jordon Sweet – $123,900 – AVG 73.0 SCPoints
  2. Paul Hunter – $134,300 – AVG 44.0 SCPoints
  3. Josh Treacy – $102,400 – AVG 25.5 SCPoints
  4. Tom Campbell – $154,700 – AVG 31.0 SCPoints
  5. Nathan Vardy – $208,800 – AVG 29.7 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Jy Farrar – $184,300 – AVG 83.0 SCPoints
  2. Atu Bosenavulagi – $175,500 – AVG 72.0 SCPoints
  3. Beau McCreery – $117,300 – AVG 57.0 SCPoints
  4. James Rowe – $211,000 – AVG 61.8 SCPoints
  5. Michael Frederick $235,100 – AVG 60.5 SCPoints

Value for Money (sub $250K trade-ins)

  1. Jordon Sweet – RUC – $123,900 – $1697.3 per Point
  2. Beau McCreery – FWD – $117,300 – $2057.9 per Point
  3. Lachlan Jones – DEF – $139,800 – $2150.8 per Point
  4. Rhyan Mansell – DEF – $102,300 – $2202.2 per Point
  5. Jy Farrar – FWD – $184,300 – $2202.5 per Point

And that will be it for me this week. Don’t forget you can get any Supercoach questions answered in our new Jock Reynolds Mailbag podcast hosted by Damo by emailing [email protected]. As always I am available on Twitter @BarronVonCrow and you can also whack any questions or feedback in the comments below. Have a good week everyone!


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TRIGGA HAPPY

Gr8 stuff again BVC.
Stocker and rantall were the two who stood out to me.
Surely stocker comes in this week and gets an extended run at it to see how he goes against the big boys.
So begs the question is Jones a must have this week with highmore a fair chance to return and stocker in the wings to play midfield?
Unfortunately mead has done himself a mischief – ugly injury so he is out.
Any word on downie?

david

I think they’ll give him another run in the VFL and if he backs it up and holds together he should get a run at AFL level.
It was a great game from him but it was only against southport

Lekdog

Played off half-back all day, doubt we will play him in the guts at senior level. Watch for mine

TRIGGA HAPPY

If he played def maybe swap with sps on the backline and trial sps in the guts? Def a watch and see. Just need to decide if pull the TRIGGA on Jones or wait a couple of weeks for Stocka.

Shake n bake

Martin Daniel back in

Kat

What are peoples thoughts on Duncan from Geelong. Is usually a consistent scorer and a bit of a POD but getting a bit older now

david

He’s been as reliable as a 1990 hilux Kat but like you say he’s getting old (just like the rest of the cats mids)
In any other year I’d say he’s worth considering but with extra years on the clock the chance of breakdown increases and the faster game seems to be creating a few extra injuries as well.
I’m sure you could spend the money better elsewhere.
Keep an eye on rowebottom this week, he’s young and the #1 contender for JPK’s role. 117 in round 1 after hyper extending his knee 1/2 way through 3rd qrtr and playing out the last qrtr. He’s had 4 weeks off so he should be raring to go

david

Actually I think Rowebottom did the knee thing late in 2nd qrtr can’t remember exactly but they gave him a pain killing injection that prevented him kicking with his preferred foot. 117 under those conditions is very impressive

dontblushbaby

Excellent info BVC, I can’t wait for Riley Collier Dawkins ( RCD ) to debut for the Tigers , if he was at a lower club he would have played 20 games by now.

Lekdog

Easily, we are very excited to see him

dontblushbaby

Danger – could be out for over a month or more ,may need surgery ?

TRIGGA HAPPY

8-12 weeks being bandied aroumd

Kat

Wow feel sorry for those who held him What a season its been for injuries

David C

That would be me. What a round last week. Danger, Ridley and Hickey going down! How many trades do we have?

Russty_

10 less than we need this year.

JugHead

I follow the Cats, and I think the premiership window just closed another inch or two. Smith and Higgins (when fit) are ok, but past their best and were only recruited for support. A lot now falls on Selwood and Duncan, who are no spring chickens either, plus Guthrie.

Its lucky for Geelong that some of the blazing pace has dropped off since the first couple of rounds. Ironically, when Cameron finally plays with Hawkins, Geelong will need to speed up their ball movement to take advantage of the re-balanced forward line.

On the subject of Selwood, his R1-5 scores have been….
101 (Adel), 132 (Bris), 96 (Haw), 104 (Melb) and 88 (Nth). He looked to be playing injured last year, but looks better now, and sits at $497k. I couldn’t pick him in SC, but thats good scoring for a player whose head is used as a pinball every week.

dontblushbaby

Confirmed – Syndesmosis injury, surgery booked , 2 months at least

dontblushbaby

GWS – Whitfield & Hogan will play over the next 2 weeks or as early as this week —- [email protected] 311k , lets hope he gets his act together, would be SC relevant imo

Lekdog

Hogan relevant you reckon? Can he do something similar to Tex and McDonald?

dontblushbaby

Yes I do, , It’s his last chance to make a mark in this game ,realise he has had issues , at his best he will be value , anyway hope he plays soon and we get 2 games to look at him
Just my take

Lekdog

I can’t believe how good you are Baz

JugHead

Its professional standard.

Lekdog

Give this man a raise

holty01

Awesome work BVC

The Ranger

Love ya work Barron.
I’m looking at Howe and Cerra to Crisp and McCleary this week which will give me $370K for a double upgrade next week. Still got Degoey on the pine and I need Flynn or Meek to play to avoid a donut.

Joe_T

Flynn is a confirmed starter this week, Leon Cameron said he will be playing

Hedski

Just heard L.Jones may not be our saviour this week, ankle injury may keep him out.

Shake n bake

With Daniel out l went a week early. Now have to contend with Ridley and Jones out.

Kat

Me too Shake so hoping Highmore gets a gig this week or its a donut for me. Just cant afford another sideways trade. He surely will play again when he is over his injury

Hedski

I’m sweating on Clark to get a gig, have Ridley, Highmore and Fyfe as well. If Clarke is named I’ll probably just cop the donut if Highmore not named, if Clark not in I’ll have to trade him and still probably get a zero.

Shake n bake

With danger out hopefully Clarke gets the gig. We know Cameron comes back. Personally l don’t think Clarke will play

holty01

Damn, looks like the ‘RESET’ button will need to be activated for my trade plans for the week.

demonsdelight

great jones out for 4 defence carnage again

dontblushbaby

Yep, same or similar injury as Danger

Russty_

What a season so far, it’s downright diabolical. Kinda thought it might go this way with so many less interchanges per match.

Last edited 14 days ago by Russty_
gator59

You’re just a curse this year mate

Russty_

His side’s going better than our crap show Col…thought this might’ve been the year we had a go but the talent isn’t there…maybe when we stop recruiting old injured hack rejects.

Lazza

Looks like Sam Berry (injured ankle at training) and Lazzaro (Hammy) are likely outs this week too..

The Lost Boys

Hi All! Well Jones being injured has stuffed most of us I think! As alternatives, I’m thinking of one of these options:

  • Out Clark & Fullarton for Walsh & Mansell
  • Out Clark & Fullarton for Walsh & F Macrae
  • Out Campbell & Fullarton for Walsh & Mansell

I’m not too positive about Mansell, but he is cheap as has OK scores for a rookie, while F.Macrea has only played one game and has to deal with the Pies doing who knows what. Also concerned that with Danger our Clark might go back in the team and be worth keeping? Don’t quite have the cash for Campbell / Fullaron to Walsh / Macrae.
Current team is:
Def: Lloyd, Laird, Short, Stewart, Jiath, Chapman – Highmore, Ridley (injured)
Mid: Macrae, Oliver, Brayshaw, Gulden, Clark, Powell, Jordon, Scott – Campbell, Brockman, Sharp
Fwd: Dunkly,Zeibell, Impey, Warner, Rowe, Bergman – Waterman, Fullarton

Derek

Who are your rucks

The Lost Boys

Woops! Gawn and Grundy with Flynn on the bench

Russty_

Hi Lost Boys, I don’t think Mansell will hang around in the Tigers best 22 for very long.
Clark could be worth keeping, gotta wait and see, MacRae I’m gonna wait for another game from him.
Campbell could play but is the worst of the 3, Gulden, Warner and him, so should be the first to cull.
Jeez your backline is good but your midfield is super fragile, how’s your rank so far this year? mine is crud so looking for any inspiration to change things up next year.

The Lost Boys

Yeah backline isn’t bad Russty, though Laird has been in the midfield most weeks. Rank 5348 atm so not too bad, but yeah want to improve the mids with Walsh. Need a downgrade to go with the upgrade to do that though. Thinking it’s worth going early on MacRae this week (definitely looks the better prospect than Mansell) so I can get Walsh – I think if Clark isn’t back in thats the go.

David C

Mansell will be gone when Vlastuin comes back in a couple of weeks.

Lazza

Anyone know why Hunter Clarke missed training tonight?

Kat

Think I read he has flu like symptoms

JugHead

Hmmm…. St Kilda player didn’t make it to training….lets run through the probabilities……….
Still sobering up from the weekend….. nah…that was 1970’s / 80’s.
Hair bleaching / teeth whitening appointment…..nah …..1980’s.
Risk of copping a stray forearm or knee from Plugger….no…. still 1980’s / 90’s.
Not specifically told to attend by Grant Thomas….nope…2000’s.

hmmmm……I still think its about the coach……getting warmer……
Yep. Ear drum injury. Still ringing from Ratts after match address last week.

Russty_

Hey Laz, they sent him for a Covid test…lol, Webster is 50-50 apparently, so I could be without Clark, Clark (Cats), Highmore and Ridley….happy days!

Kat

I think I play you this week in one of our leagues Russty and at least we may cancel each other out. I have Ridley, Clark (Saints), Highmore and Jones (yep I committed the cardinal sin of picking a rookie before they had played their second game) all not or possibly not playing

Russty_

Ow about Jones Kat, that’s bad luck…backline’s a heck of a problem this year ay?
Those coaches who started with 5 premos in def would be laughing now. I could get 3 donuts this week haha, gotta laugh or I’ll cry.

Kat

Yeah thought Jones looked assured of being part of the team for a while but didnt plan on him being injured.. Think Im going to look long term with my trading and not short term plugging gaps for a while even if it means a donut. Rookies are picked one week and then they seem to be dropped soon after especially in defence. Might lose a few games for a while but long term my team will be better off Will just hope I limp into a few finals in some of my leagues

Lazza

You have Russty in the Holy Grail and me in Jock Straps (so to speak) Kat.. best of luck ..

Lazza

Hahaa.. (re Covid).. shite.. there’s so many outs this week … I had 7 DNPs last week.. was hoping to reduce that to 5 this week .. seems not likely ..

Russty_

It’s diabolical this year Laz, I’m really hoping they throw us 10 more sympathy trades so there’s not a mass exodus next year. The reduced interchange rule coupled with the new format for naming teams is screwing SC in the butt with a Cactus. People will jump off.

The Lost Boys

I’m surprised the supercoach team didn’t consider that the teams not being named on a thursday / friday night for the whole weekend would impact things so much. They really needed to take that into account and add in trades. It takes away skill in player trading and adds in too much luck since you end up gambling on players being named (or not named).

Lazza

StK – Webster is out, Marshall and Jones in … possible other changes ..

Russty_

Hi Laz, I was reading also, Geary and Frawley due back within a few weeks so I’m wondering if we’ll see Highmore play again at all. Coach would rather give the old chewed up hacks priority rather than give the young gun a decent run. I hope I’m wrong but Geary is still co-captain and I assume they must’ve got Frawley for some reason, even though he’s 48years old.

Tibor

I don’t think Harrison Petty should be overly concerned about losing his spot in the Melbourne backline to Sam Day. Day plays for the Gold Coast and has a knee injury. Did you mean Steven May?