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Mundy, Bloody Mundy

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Dunkley down, we have a Dunkley down. Lekdog and Damo cover all the action from Round 6 and take a deep dive into who should replace Dunkley and Neale in your Supercoach teams.

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Time Codes:

1:00 – Our ranks are plummeting but it’s OK

3:00 – Injury Ward

– Dustin Martin ($482,900)

– Lachie Neale ($578,700)

– Josh Dunkley ($634,100)

– Jack Ziebell ($541,400)

– Jeremy McGovern ($474,800) 

5:00 – Replacement Mids

6:00 – Jack Macrae ($668,600 | B/E 108) 

7:22 – David Mundy ($579,700 | B/E 51)

10:56 – Sam Walsh ($581,000 | B/E 68)

13:20 – Mitch Duncan ($582,400 | B/E 61)

15:10 – Cameron Guthrie ($587,800 | B/E 127)

17:00 – Clayton Oliver ($596,300 | B/E 122)

18:46 – Nat Fyfe ($612,100 | B/E 110)

21:10 – Christian Petracca ($598,300 | B/E 111)

21:46 – Marcus Bontempelli ($602,800 | B/E 95)

22:33 – Jarryd Lyons ($608,200 | B/E 122) – no scores below 100 this year

23:55 – Zach Merrett ($587,000 | B/E 99)

24:45 – Hugh McLuggage ($547,200 | B/E 54)

26:30 – Travis Boak ($555,000 | B/E 100)

27:05 – Adam Treloar ($568,600 | B/E 105)

30:20 – Andrew Brayshaw ($479,500 | B/E 53) – $65k cheaper than starting price

32:43 – Are rookies dropping off from lack of footy in 2020?

35:31 – The philosophy of Supercoach and not letting it ruin your mental health

36:00 – Replacement Forwards

36:16 – Taylor Walker ($491,900 | B/E 102)

36:16 – Jarman Impey ($432,700 | B/E 66)

38:25 – Rowan Marshall ($557,000 | B/E 146)

39:00 – Steele Sidebottom ($493,300 | B/E 78)

39:20 – Jeremy Cameron ($388,100 | B/E 73) 

39:35 – Tom Hawkins ($464,500 | B/E 89)

40:43 – Dayne Zorko ($485,500 | B/E 83)

42:15 – Tom McDonald ($431,200 | B/E 9) 

43:43 – Shai Bolton ($453,000 | B/E 58)

45:08 – Toby Greene ($505,100 | B/E 113)

46:40 – Replacement Defenders

46:48 – Christian Salem ($509,600 | B/E 25)

47:50 – Callum Mills ($525,500 | B/E 89) – $20k cheaper than starting price

49:00 – Jake Lloyd ($574,300 | B/E 132) – $82k cheaper than starting price

49:42 – Daniel Rich ($537,800 | B/E 91)

50:13 – Sam Docherty ($522,900 | B/E 89)

50:57 – Luke Ryan ($540,100 | B/E 97)

52:20 – Jack Crisp ($494,900 | B/E 82) 

54:38 – Is it time to slaughter Jordan Clark ($283,000 | B/E 89), Errol Gulden ($309,500 | B/E 78), Braeden Campbell ($235,800 | B/E 65), Chad Warner ($337,300 | B/E 76) and Heath Chapman ($269,200 | B/E 68)?

55:50 – Rookie corner

– Jy Farrar ($184,300 – GCS – FWD | 83+59 | B/E -34 – Proj $43k)

– Conor Menadue ($201,500 – NTH – DEF | 92+62 | B/E -35 – Proj $42k)

– Atu Bosenavulagi ($175,500, – NTH – FWD | 72+62 | B/E -31 – Proj $34k)

-Finlay Macrae ($126,300 – COL – MID/FWD | 41+37 | B/E -4 – Proj $19k)

– Sam Flanders – ($192,300 – GCS – FWD | 21+62 | B/E 30 – Proj $1k)

59:58 – What do we do with healthy but underperforming premiums? Cripps, Short etc.

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The Mighty Wokkas

With Flynn as R2, do I go Dunkley to Gawn?

WTF

I’ve traded Dusty out to get some cash to get Max.
Not quite enough this week but will be my first trade next week. I figure going forward Gawn will outscore Dusty.

dontblushbaby

Who did you bring in for Dusty ?

WTF

Jy Farrar

dontblushbaby

I have Neale (8wks) & Dunkley (12 wks) to trade out , at this stage it will be Macrae & Zorko , I’m thinking Zorko might pick up some of Neales points ?

Joe_T

It’ll be interesting to see what happens because does it also mean Zorko will cop a tag? Or will mccluggage/lyons get more attention?

Joe_T

No fear about a tag Lek? Or do you think Mccluggage or Lyons will get it instead

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah he should be around 94-102, worst case hes going 90+ and at 485k is very good value.
Great pod – like the longer format

Keenbutclueless

Looking at the trade options made me take a step back to try to consider the bigger picture. With the amount of deadweight rookies on our bench and the number of injury trades we are all using, if we trade these high end players in will we end up with 18-19 top end players and have rookies like Powell and Warner still playing? I think this may be the case. Or should we putting a ceiling on our trades – say $500k and accept that we will get less than full premo, but no rookies. For example, you end up with like a McGrath and Taranto at M7 and M8, or a Steele and Powell type combo?
I am swaying towards the idea of getting in those second tier premos now and hoping that I can luxury trade them up later, compared to going high end on my upgrades now and hoping for enough cash generation from the second and third round of rookies.
So, for example, with a Dunkley/Gulden trade you could go Steele and a rookie, with some cash left over, or McGrath and Taranto. I have tried to plan out to the byes on both scenarios, and I am leaning towards the second option.
Personally I have Clark, Highmore, Dow, Berry, Brockman, Meek and Waterman not getting games. Maybe 2-3 will get another crack. Or worse they will be medical subs and see their cash decline not grow. And I really don’t see a great deal coming through. Frederick looked good, but will Jones come back in soon? Thilthorpe had a great start, but he’s expensive and a KPP. I had hoped for the Collingwood boys, but they were all a bit underwhelming.

So I am starting to lower my eyes a bit on trade targets. Setting a limit of $500k. And I won’t be trading out under performers like Caleb Daniel until I have all rookies off the field and I have luxury trades up my sleeve.

It’s made me think that you will possibly never get ultra premos unless you start with them. Or if you do buy them during the year, expect to still have rookies on the field. I started without Gawn and Grundy. It’s made me realise that even if they did drop to $550k as I predicted, I probably still couldn’t afford them AND be full premo on other lines.

Probably a bit early for “lessons learned “, but what the hell. Many of us are shot already, so need to either scramble something out if the season or give up totally.

Keenbutclueless

Yeah. I almost wish I didn’t have him already because he’s a step up from McGrath and Taranto in my opinion.

Russty_

I like the thinking Keen, my season is basically screwed this year already, injuries have killed me. Had Dusty, Neale and Dunks this week to deal with, it’s always someone.
This week I’m bringing in Gawn and Aliir Aliir. I wanted to start Aliir but some people talked me out of it but I think he’s improved out of sight and is really enjoying his new role at his new club.

demonsdelight

Wouldn’t surprise me to see Gawn managed shortly Russty if only to look at weeds brown or Daw. All are playing well and the Dees have a string of easier games now Luke Jackson is nearly a bona fide ruck now with Daw the back up . I have heard Brown is close to debut Would be interesting to see Daw and Brown play against their old club Allir Allir is a majak choice well on my radar too

Russty_

Jackson’s looking great mate especially last week, he’s really growing in confidence, really found a good one there, he looks good as a fwd or midfielder, not just as a ruck backup.

Russty_

Still have Flynn Neil in case Gawny gets rested, should’ve started with him probably.

Keenbutclueless

This season I went with my gut. I got talked into a couple – Butters and Dow. One great result – only injury stopped that from being an extraordinary result. The other not so much. But the rest were completely my own. Gotta say that rightly or wrongly going completely with my gut and not being persuaded by the overwhelming opinion on SC sites has been great. Yeah I got it wrong – we didn’t see the death of ruckmen as the scoring powerhouse and defenders have been ok, but not to the degree I predicted. But I am still enjoying the season more than I have previously. Injuries do sour it – Rowell, Butters, Heeney, Dunkley has been painful, but no worse than anyone else. In fact probably on the slightly winning side compared to most. So Russty, take Aliir. You owe it to yourself. And don’t beat yourself up for not taking him sooner. It’s ok. You are in some great leagues. Stealthily build your own different side and I hope to see you in the finals!

Russty_

Thanks Keen appreciate the response, I think I might struggle to make any top 8’s this year, I seem to have been extraordinarily unlucky for some reason, maybe Karma?…lol who knows but I also have been playing this game long enough to know, you never give up and, just keep going no matter what.
I’m gonna take your advice next season and listen to my own gut more at the start.

Kat

I seem to be helping your cause Russty. Ive given you a few wins haha

Joe_T

How many trades would we say are generally required to get to full premo?

For example, if most teams start the season with 12 premos, 30 trades and $0 in the bank, is it fair to say 20 trades are required which leaves 10 trades for correctional/injury/luxury trades?

Keenbutclueless

In my opinion, if you have 2x124k rookies and they both gain 150k, then you have 540k to spend. So you probably need 2.5 trades per premo. If you start with 12, then you need 20 x 2.5 trades = 25 trades. Assume you need 2 correctional trades in round 3, means you only have 3 injury trades.
it is this logic that suggests you need to try to get the trades per premo down to 2.25. This means your cap per premo is around 485k. That leaves around 5-6 injury trades.
this logic also depends on rookies making 150k. We all have those that far exceed this and those that fall way short.
my feeling is that the number or rookies making 150k is declining. Which means trying to start with 13 or 14, and having a ceiling on your upgrades. I also aim to make my injury trades for less than the value of the player I am trading out to try to generate cash.
long winded, and a huge degree of assumptions and guess work. But you have to have something to work to,and to measure yourself against in the season. Hope it helps

Joe_T

Great breakdown Keen, I think we can also reassess in the sense that many would’ve started or brought in guys like CJ, Impey, Tex and Ziebell with the expectation of trading them to a premo later. But now we may need to look at them as keepers.

Personally that puts me at 14 premos I started with, and if I apply your 2.5 trades rule, I need 20 trades to get to full premo. But I do agree that it seems most rookies are closer to that 100-120k mark in money making so that can complicate things down the track.

Derek

Agree. Need to look for bargains

May, Sidebottom, Hawkins, Heeney, Kelly all on my watchlist

The Ranger

You’re spot on Keen, time to lower the eyes methinks.
In the last two weeks I’ve bought in Crisp, Bowes, Ash and Brayshaw and I probably still won’t make it to full premo.
I’ve had years like this before, when you’re out of the big race early you just gotta try and get a team up that might do some damage in League finals.

Nicky

I completely agree! these injuries have made me think that rather than the aim being 22 uber premiums, the aim should be 0 rookies, 16-18 uber premiums, then 4-6 decent enough scorers.
For example, Darcy Parish is who I’ve traded in for Dunkley. Looks like points chasing, but Under 500k, a POD, and has scored 112, 99, 79 and 162 since the Shiel injury, respectable enough, with more midfield minutes, should have some confidence to kick on with reasonable scores.
Of course its not ideal, but with this injury ridden season, with sub-par rookies, those Tarantos, Mgcraths, Zorkos that’ll give you job security and more consistent scoring have to be considered as a compromised option to ensure 0 rookies on field come seasons end.

Hedski

Nice pod Lek and Damo, don’t have Dusty or Neale so just Dunks to deal with this week.
Probs slaughter Gulden along with him, gut says go cheap and get Zorks and Brayshaw leaving 5 rooks on ground.
Head says get a Macrae/Clarry sort along with maybe Dev Rob and leave a bit of cash in the bank (hopefully he gets a good crack with Neale out and makes some cash and puts up some good scores).
Fun times, good luck with your decisions community 🤟🍻

Hedski

Yeah think I’ll go that way Lek, cheers

demonsdelight

yeah me too Hedski By going Brayshaw instead of Guthrie saves 100k enough for Benny Brown

Russty_

Do you have Walsh yet Hed? He’s Carlton’s best player by far.

Hedski

No mate, I started Cripps over him, it’s killing me but I’ll hold until I’ve upgraded my rookies.

Shake n bake

Whitfield will play this week

The Ranger

Hmm, I was considering picking up Lachie Ash as a 450K option that might average 95-100…does Whitfield coming back in effect Ash?

Hedski

Good for my draft team Shaker

Russty_

Did you hang onto him all this time you sneaky shit?…. 🙂

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Hedski

Been on my bench since last year, ha ha.

TommyC99

Thoughts on Houston? Has been a target of mine for a few weeks now and at a reasonable price of 500k. bit surprised by the 5% ownership thought he’d be a little higher. Its either F Macrae and Houston or Frederick and Sidebum. What would you guys pick?

TommyC99

I can actually get frederick and houston in if i swing cox fwd. Would you do that instead of getting macrae?

Russty_

I like Aliir a bit more, reckon he’s a real talent and big improver this season.

Derek

Wait a week and get May for very cheap

Keenbutclueless

This format sucks sometimes guys. Around 2 hours ago I submitted a post. Came up as waiting for approval. I don’t expect you guys to be on 24/7 to release stuff, but it’s a bit of a disincentive to post anything longer than a tweet.

TommyC99

Yep completely agree Keen. I’ve tried to post the same thing twice and im not sure if anyone will ever see it. As you said whats the point of making time to respond to peoples questions if youre not even sure they will see it!

Kangaz

Need an opinion. Duncan, Walsh or Mundy. Thinking Mundy but want consistency.

Keenbutclueless

Walsh for mine. I like the young blokes coming through more than the old blokes. But that’s my bias. Mundy hasn’t been at this level for a few years, so can he sustain it? Boak did, so there’s hope. But my bias makes me say no. Duncan is a good performer, but just starting to feel that he’s becoming more susceptible to a niggle than he has previously. Again my bias.

Russty_

Nailed it Keen.

Russty_

Sometimes?…what about not knowing where the most recent reply is without having to scroll the entire timeline?…oodles of fun.

Russty_

Fair enough mate, I’m still working on that petition, can’t cut n Paste names unfortunately so have to do it all manually, I’ll email ya within the next few days. Appreciate the help Lek, hopefully you can show it to your HS SC colleagues.

The Ranger

The idea of going back to teams being named on a Thursday was mentioned on AFL 360 last night Russty and both Whately and Robinson were strongly in favour of it…seems like the idea is gaining some momentum.

Kangaz

Need an opinion. Duncan, Walsh or Mundy. Leaning towards Mundy but not sure if he will be consistent.

Russty_

Walsh…Mundy’s going great but his colostomy bag could burst at any moment.

Kangaz

Thanks guys. Went dusty to walsh and hickey to thilthorpe (r3) then next week possibly dunkley to fyfe (have Anthony Scott on field this week temporarily). So many injuries so little trades.

Russty_

Maybe hang on to Dusty then Kangaz, he’s only out for this week. I would lean to Hickey to someone and Dunkley to someone else this week, and keep Dusty.

Kangaz

I was thinking about dustys poor year and potential points i can gain from a trade

Lazza

Could be out for two Russty.. he has an ongoing foot problem .. with the forced week they may give him extra time to get over it..

demonsdelight

Ben Brown could be a worthwhile choice Will debut very shortly At 260k and the best midfield hitting him up he will kick goals and lots of them

Teague Train

Wait, did Ben Brown join the Bulldogs? I thought he joined Melbourne

demonsdelight

now Remember Dunkley’s gone Dees are the top mid now

Teague Train

Don’t matter

Gawn > English is the only battle you’ll win in the midfield, Bont is the best player in the competition by a country mile

demonsdelight

and brownlow Tracca ?

TRIGGA HAPPY

Get on the right TRAC NDD. slow start but starting to motor now

Teague Train

If you looked at the subject without being biased towards Melbourne, you would agree with me

Martin/English, Bont, Macrae, Treloar, Smith, Libba, Hunter
Libba, Hunter and Treloar don’t even play majority of the time in the middle and still average 20+ touches for the year
Touches aren’t everything, but outside of Gawn, Oliver and Trac, there isn’t much depth behind it
Dunkley has gone down for 12 weeks and Treloar/Libba takes his spot
The Dunkley equivalent at Melbourne would be Oliver or Trac, who steps in for either of those if 1 of them goes down? Viney? Spare me please

demonsdelight

The dees have a few they call on from KOSSY ED LANGDON BRAYSHAW HARMES and Tom mac not to mention gawn and jackson I would only have Macrae and bont in a dees jumper the rest are better but it’s an individual opinion and mines clear .All up the Dees have the better two rucks and mids.

david

If you take max out of the Demons midfield Oliver and Petracca would be lucky to scrape into the top 10 mids in the comp.
Bont, Macrae, Dunkley, Libba, Treloar, Dusty, Fyffe, Boak, Sreele, Lyons and Neale are all better players than anybody at Melbourne

demonsdelight

That’s right but he is there making both top10 mids .no disputing that I bet Neale and Dunkley won’t be top 10 either David

Russty_

I’ll stand back and be the judge of the pishing contest 😉

demonsdelight

Your bloke Steele is well in there mate. Personally i like MacRae better than Bont especially for s/c never lets you down.but Dunkley clearly hurts the doggies Will be a top game if both the doggies and Dees hold their form and either could win

Russty_

Can’t say who’s the better side or midfield right now, Dogs V Dees round 11 should be a cracker and a half.

holty01

Dogs by a mile if Dunkley playing. Macrae is the best mid right now only because of how the game is played today and his endurance will wipe the floor with them. Not to mention he is very difficult to tag.

demonsdelight

Agree Holty but he isn’t playing neither is Robbie Flower // With Duncs -doggies without DEES MacRAEwithout a doubt the best but as a collective of mids still the dees

gator59

I’m telling ya, You’re Dreaming, Dogs have a better midfield by the length of the Flemington straight

demonsdelight

I was about to throw you into it my friend ,something about even if the dees had Gator rucking they would be better.. I don’t really take much notice of a bloke that wears pink gumboots and keeps telling me Long is great

gator59

Haha love it, Michael Long was a great footballer?

demonsdelight

pity it had to be for Jones

Teague Train

With Dusty and Neale going down this week, thoughts on working some DPP magic and doing the following

Dusty, Neale > Duncan, Bont

I can’t afford Macrae and Duncan

Thoughts community

Russty_

Could you get Walsh or do you already have him?…looks like he’s become a true premo this year. Can’t you afford to hold onto Dusty for one week?

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Teague Train

Already got Walsh
Could hold Dusty if Scott holds his spot/Waterman gets back into the team

If I hold Dusty I want to downgrade one of the Sydney kids, but not sure who and to what

Russty_

I think Scott will keep his place TT, he’s gone alright the last 2 weeks.

Russty_

Hi Lek, could we please retain our ability to edit our own comments, indefinitely with no time limit?
It was like that before something changed….if you could wrangle it, it’d be much appreciated.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Sometimes you get lucky eh?
Was all set to trade kosi to jones then jones gets injured.
Kosi named so can cover ridley.
He kicks 5 scored awesome and will generate $$ next couple of weeks.
So somehow used no trades last round.
Copped injuries in the fwd like everyone else so those trades will come in handy now.
As I said sometimes u just get lucky. ..

Russty_

Good stuff mate, nice to have a bit of a win amongst the carnage we’ve copped this year, Kosi really came through for ya 🙂

Jordan

Hey guys, am wondering how many trades to keepers you all have after 6 rounds. Am really interested to see where everyone is at. Hopefully you are as well and comment below.

I have 23 trades left with 14 intended keepers

Rover

17 keepers
22 trades

The Ranger

Injuries have killed me so…
20 trades left and still only 14 keepers.
I started with 13 keepers so its taken me 10 trades to get one more keeper! You’ve got to laugh….

JohnDJ59

I’m actually worse than that Ranger, started with 13 keepers and still only have 13 and I’ve used 10 trades already, mainly on injury trades (6) and non playing rookies (4). My team is now worse than what I started with. Looking at Dunkley to Petracca this round, Dusty can stay on the bench for now.

david

20 Trades left and 16 keepers including Ridley and Dunkley.
Ridley should be back this week so I’ll turn Dunks into Gawn leaving 19 trades but still only 16 keepers.
I’ve only had the one upgrade so far turning Caldwell into Dunkley after round 2 all the other trades were used to replace broken players.

demonsdelight

what’s the bet there will be more ‘broken players ‘ this week If the HS don’t come up with some assistance like your 500k plan then i doubt many will turn up next year

JohnDJ59

There were over 350k teams when I started playing in 2015, that has now more than halved in six years to just over 160k. It will be under 100k next year if they don’t come up with some solutions for at least next year regarding trades.

Longy82

I’ve got 15 keepers with 23 trades left. Can’t catch a break with injuries and with Dunks/Neale/Dusty I will use 2 trades this round and will have to hold off on any upgrades until next week. Thinking of going Dunks>Macrae and downgrading a rookie (before they lose cash) this week. Then do an upgrade and trade Neale next week. Fingers crossed we get a carnage free weekend

Derek

I think Mundy did the exact same thing in 2019. Rounds 3 to 9 averaged about 130. Look it up for yourself what he did after that.

Paul

Hey community!
Currently sitting 277 but like many have dunkley, dusty and neale (i traded him in last week lol)! To deal with.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

I’m currently thinking dunkley to sidebottom.
And neale to duncan.

Next week I’ll go campbell to rookie and rowe to Marshall to help give me some ruck cover when needed instead of fielding treacy again!

My side is
Def. Doch, stewart, lloyd, laird, jiath, chapman (highmoore, mansell)

Mid. Fyfe, kelly, walsh, oliver, macrae, neale, powell, Jordan (scott, campbell, berry)

Ruc. Gawn, flynn (treacy)

Fwd. Dunkley, dusty, ziebell, warner, daniher, rowe (bergman, waterman).

dontblushbaby

Congrats on your rank, I bought Sidebum in last week and he punched out a 119 with a poor efficiency , if he averages that for the rest of the year I’ll be very happy

Paul

That’s great! Glad you got to benefit from him last week.
I’m pretty sold on him and locked in now.

But I am reconsidering bringing in Duncan.
If i bring in Brayshaw instead the extra cash will help a lot.
But it does screw my bye structure, will be adding another rnd 14 bye premium

JohnDJ59

Trading in Petracca and Greene this round. Hoping that Warner will be good enough to end up my F6. I also don’t have a problem with leaving Powell at M7 and Jordon at M8 if they keep doing well and getting games. Then I’ll only have to get one more midfielder, probably Steele. That would give me Steele, Bont, Petracca, Oliver, Merrett, Walsh as my top 6. Then I will look at my defence, need two more premiums in there, Lloyd and Rich look the go and leave the fwd line until last. My seasons is over, so if I can get through with some good rookies filling the last few on-field spots I will

Noah

Need to trade dunkley and was also thinking about moving Gulden on too, Have 216k in the bank so looking for two premos, Can have them on any line through some dpp magic. Was originally thinking of one of either brayshaw and zorko and then one of duncan, guthrie and walsh.

JohnDJ59

I’d be getting Walsh in.

demonsdelight

Collier-Dawkins to debut

dontblushbaby

Yep, as a Richmond member I’ve been waiting for RCD to play , if he was at a bottom 5 club he would have played 20 games by now

demonsdelight

might even string a few together A lot more talented than the other two

Kat

Decision to make this week is
1. Macrae/Macrae in, so one rookie (if named) and one super premo who I may not be able to afford later or
2. Brayshaw/Zorko so 2 keepers but maybe not elite.
Trading out Dunkley and Gulden.
If I get J Macrae in then midfield looks a lot better but will be Impey my F1 and Warner F2 until Dusty comes back (I’m holding, can’t afford to trade).
Option 2 leaves me with no cash in the bank, 1 leaves $170,000 to complicate things
Decision may depend on whether rookie Macarae is named.

Keenbutclueless

In my opinion, it’s option 2. The way I see it is that Option 1 might get you 120+60=180. Option 2 might get you 105+95=200. To make up the points, then Macrae has to be a captain’s option that yields 20 more points a game. Honestly that might happen 5 times. Secondly, you need to be sure that the rookie will grow enough cash to be upgradable. I found junior Macrae underwhelming, and the mere fact that you are concerned he might not even be named next week is a signal. Do you really want another deadweight rookie on your bench? Feeling like none of this crop are going to give us what we need. So Option 2 would be my pick.

Kat

Have to hold Daniel in Def but wondering if his scoring may pick up now with Dunkley out. All those gun mids for the Bulldogs have been hogging all the points so will there may be a few more leftover for him to pick up. Interested in what people think.

Keenbutclueless

I am holding as well. But I am not confident that his points will pick up. Doesn’t seem to be playing the same quarterback role. Don’t think he’s taking the kick ins – Bailey Dale I think is doing more of that. With the team being 6-0, not seeing any great reason for them to change it back. But I am going to hold until I get all my rookies off the park and then maybe I can upgrade him to a Whitfield

TRIGGA HAPPY

The one that will benefit the most with dunks injury is Smith. He is the one who was pushed out of the midfield when bbqs arrived. Now dunks is injured he will be injected back in as a mid.

Shake n bake

Degoey and Keane to return

david

Players who cost more than 500k should come with a warranty against injuries that exclude them for more than 2-weeks. In those instances it should be a free trade.

Have a think about that HeraldSun introducing such a strategy, even if limited to 4 injury trades per season would help keep players motivated

Rover

Maybe they should have a tagging warranty too ….

david

No that is just ridiculous players who get tagged still score. players who are out injured don’t score

JohnDJ59

Very much like what I was suggesting, having 5 extra trades, but could only be used on injured players.

Shake n bake

Riley to debut for tigers

Rick Grimes

Last few weeks I’ve read a fair few comments calling for more trades or rule changes. I don’t get that. Just because the game is hard this year doesn’t mean it’s broken. Just got to strategise even more. Fyi , I’m not suggesting I am playing the game any better than others, my rank proves I’m hopeless, I just choose to see the injury carnage as a challenge. This is the year to get real cray cray and pick blokes you wouldn’t normally consider. If they fail dismally, have a laugh.

Rover

I agree Grimes all part of the game. Just have to target cheaper semi premos as double downgrades probably won’t be an option

Lazza

I think the Emergency player is one area that needs addressing Grimesy .. it’s come out of the blue after SC had locked down their system … many are caught out with the Capt loophole when a club lists 4 emergencies and names certain players in the VFL squad and lo and behold they then appear as the Emergency just before the game. If it’s late in the round there is typically no room to move. Two solutions – the points earned by the Emergency are allocated to the replaced player, or drop the Capt Loophole.
We can do the latter ourselves without being forced.. but if it’s a solution it should be applied to everyone. Thoughts?

Rick Grimes

I agree the emergency should be non scoring. Ie, if you didn’t start the game you didn’t play.

holty01

Agreed. If you have a really good look at the players who have gone down, the majority have come with an injury risk. Those who have picked their side based on durability won’t be having the issue others are having. I went through the same a few years back, and by rd20 only had 1 trade. Risk vs Reward.

Billioux

100% Rick. I know we in the era of ” everyone gets a ribbon” however that is the twitter world not
RL. I could draw a long bow and extrapolate that out into the western world outside SC, however this is not the forum to do as such.

Shake n bake

Poulter to debut

TommyC99

Spells danger for macrae youd think?

dontblushbaby

Caleb Poulter plays for Collingwood

Paul

And so does Finlay Macrae?
Definitely think his spot is in trouble

TommyC99

Ruscoe was terrible so it should be him, but i definitely wont be surprised if its macrae

TOPHAWK

I reckon either Rantell or Ruscoe will make way for Poulter. Finlay Macrae should hold his spot.

TommyC99

Rantall, Ruscoe and T Brown all listed on field in VFL. No sign of Macrae!

G Zone

Limited rookie downgrade options on the bubble and after making the mistake of going early on Lach Jones wont be doing that again.
Thoughts on Dunkley + Gulden to Zorko and Parish?
Figured it might be Guldens turn for a rest as is output keeps dropping

Jess

I’ve been quiet this year people.

Who do i trade Neale to?
I have Macrae, Oliver, Merrett, Walsh and Titch.

Thinking of paying up for Steele regardless of BE, but are also tempted by Lyons, Guthrie, Bont and Fyfe. I actually want to roll the ball with Fyfe and save 50k. Duncan burnt me last year. Thoughts?

JohnDJ59

If you can wait a week, Steele, if you need to trade Neale this round, Bont.

Kat

I had Lyons last year and never regretted it

Matt

Great podcast Lek – two players I’d like to get your thoughts on. Dan Houston and Devon Robertson?????

TommyC99

I asked Lek about Houston and quote “I actually really like houston.”
One of my trades needs to be a defender this week and if F Macrae is named, ill be getting Houston in i thinks. Little risky as he will leak cash this week but hoping its minimal. Ideally we wait 1 more week but im eyeing off C Daniel next week if he shows something. 400k could potentially be a bargain and at worst, a handy D6

Matt

Duncan or Boak ??

TommyC99

I love both, and intend on bringing 1 in before round 13. I think duncan has more upside but boak has done nothing to deter us from bringing him in. Boak had 3 scores sub 70 last season so i’m hoping i can get him in after 1 of those, but 1 of boak/duncan/guthrie will be in my side by the byes

david

Source?
He’s not on the injury list and there is nothing on the Port Adelaide website to suggest that he wont play

demonsdelight

Brown in for dees 260k might be worth a thought

The Lost Boys

Hey community! Aren’t we all having fun with the injuries?!?
Thinking on what to do with Dunkley, and considering Dunkley > Zorko and using the extra cash to also go Gulden > Sidebottom or Hind.
While none of the three is a normal player I’d want, this year the low price and m/f DPP may be very helpful with the lack of foward options. I’d like to use both in the forward line to avoid needing one of Rowe or F.Macrae on the field. What do you think?
Current team:
Def: Ridley, Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Short, CJ – Highmore, Chapman
Mid: Macrae, Oliver, Walsh, Brayshaw, Powell, Gulden, Jordon, Scott – Sharpe, Campbell, Brockman
Ruck: Gawn, Gundy – Flynn
Fwd: Dunkley, Ziebell, Impey, Warner, Rowe, Bergman – F.Macrae, Waterman

Derek

I was thinking the same two trades

The Lost Boys

Yeah i’m confident now on Zorko with extra mid time due to the Neale injury. Concerned with Sidebottom that he will suffer from being Mr FixIt and being shuffled around everywhere but the midfield. Hind is probably a safer floor, but definitely doesn’t have the same potential ceiling that Sidebottom has.

JohnDJ59

I have other issues, but starting to think that H.Clark at D4 won’t be a keeper and would love to bring in Rich or Salem to replace him.

TOPHAWK

I reckon Rich if you need bye cover for round 14. If you have enough players on the park for round 14 Id go Salem. He is a jet but has that dreaded round 14 bye. Cheers. TH

JohnDJ59

Yes that round 14 is a killer, if my season isn’t over before then, it will be afterwards.

Lazza

I’ll be in the hands of SC God’s this week… have to go early on my trades as I want Shai Bolton up FWD… trading out 2 cygnets for Bolton and Fredrick … moving Laird to the middle … he’ll go back when I trade out Kosi and then Frederick will move to D7.
After this week I’ll have to sweat on the slow burn for the other rookies, most who are useless DNPs.

TommyC99

No sign of Macrae in collingwood VFL team tomorrow. Rantall named on field so looks like he’s the unlucky one to make way after just the 1 game

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Toby

Elbows Fritsch should by a lotto ticket, I would have got 7 weeks for that