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Around the Grounds – Round 13

Published by Barron Von Crow on

Hello everyone and welcome to another week of Around the Grounds. We’re now on our final week of bye rounds, thank the good lord this is almost over, though Round 14 is going to be slightly difficult with there only being 5 games on, so some may have issues fielding a full team of 18 players. There’s not much we can do about that at this stage until the teams are released, but in the meantime we can arm ourselves with as much information as possible to make sure we bring in the best possible options for trading both in and out, so let’s get to it.

Victoria

Collingwood
In Nathan Buckley’s final game as coach the Pies had a 80-63 win over Melbourne at the SCG. Max Lynch (RUC/FWD, $123,900, BE -35) had 15 disposals, 3 marks and 23 hitouts for 63 SCPoints. He’d usually be considered a trade-in option, but Grundy will be back sooner than later which likely pushes Lynch out of the side. Beau McCreery (FWD, $220,800, BE 27) had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 50 SCPoints. Trent Bianco (DEF/MID, $170,800, BE 5) was quiet with 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 23 SCPoints, Nathan Murphy (DEF, $187,800, BE 64) had 3 disposals and 1 mark for 12 SCPoints and Jay Rantall (MID, $113,200, BE 43) had 5 disposals and 1 mark for 11 SCPoints.

Carlton
Carlton had the bye in Round 12.

Essendon
Essendon had the bye in Round 12.

Geelong
Geelong had a good away win at Adelaide Oval, defeating Port Adelaide 112-91. They did not feature any sub $250K players in their side.

Hawthorn
Hawthorn took this one without much trouble in the end, defeating Sydney 89-51. Jai Newcombe (MID, $102,400, BE -33) made his AFL debut after being selected in the mid-year draft and had 13 disposals, 4 clearances and a massive 14 tackles for 75 SCPoints. Obviously won’t get 14 tackles every week, so may need to find the ball a bit more, but a very impressive start for him. Jacob Koschitzke (DEF, $256,400, BE 76) had 5 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 49 SCPoints and Josh Morris (FWD, $145,100, BE 52) had 3 disposals for 14 SCPoints.

Melbourne
The Demons remain on top of the ladder despite their 80-63 loss to Collingwood on Monday. James Jordon (MID, $387,100, BE 51) was good with 23 disposals and 5 marks for 99 SCPoints. Tough position for Jordon owners with Melbourne being on the bye, but also running with a 3 round average of 88.7 SCPoints.

North Melbourne
North Melbourne was up by 5 goals headed into the final quarter, but managed to hold out for a draw, 94 all with GWS. Tom Powell (MID, $311,800, BE 66) had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 70 SCPoints and Lachie Young (DEF/MID, $222,600, BE 29) had 9 disposals and 4 marks for 29 SCPoints.

Richmond
A good effort by the Tigers travelling to Perth, but they fell just short, losing 85-81. Callum Coleman-Jones (RUC/FWD, $241,300, BE -22) had 14 disposals, 7 marks and kicked 2 goals for 81 SCPoints.

St Kilda
The Saints could only manage a goal (or 2 if you count the 6 behinds) in the 2nd half in their 66-60 loss to Adelaide. Thomas Highmore (DEF, $209,700, BE -2) had a big night intercepting across half back with 22 disposals, 14 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 111 SCPoints. That’ll give him a nice boost in his cash generation while that score remains in his rolling average. Mason Wood (FWD, $279,100, BE 58) had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and kicked 2 goals for 94 SCPoints, Ryan Byrnes (MID, $266,200, BE 48) had 14 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 64 SCPoints and Paul Hunter (RUC, $153,300, BE 3) had 9 disposals, 1 mark, 5 tackles and 17 hitouts with 5 clangers for 36 SCPoints.

Western Bulldogs
The Western Bulldogs had a bye in Round 12.

South Australia

Adelaide
The Crows took the first quarter off, but still somehow came away with a 66-60 win over St Kilda in Cairns. Riley Thilthorpe (RUC/FWD, $312,700, BE 2) kicked the game winner and won the Rising Star nomination with 16 disposals, 2 marks and 3 goals for 110 SCPoints. James Rowe (FWD, $284,500, BE 73) had 18 disposals and kicked 1.3 for 66 SCPoints. With the Crows having their bye this week he is probably at the end of his usefulness for us in Supercoach. Sam Berry (MID, $243,900, BE 44) returned and had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 60 SCPoints. Berry is probably in a similar situation as Rowe, but has a tiny bit more life in him. Jordon Butts (DEF, $270,800, BE 62) had 11 disposals for 58 SCPoints, Will Hamill (DEF, $166,900, BE 24) had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 55 SCPoints, Ned McHenry (FWD, $268,600, BE 53) had 11 disposals with 4 clangers for 34 SCPoints and Josh Worrell (DEF/FWD, $123,900, BE 38) made his AFL debut, but was very quiet with 3 disposals and 2 tackles for 13 SCPoints.

Over in the SANFL, the Crows reserves side had their first win in 6 weeks, defeating Sturt 90-80. Kieran Strachan (RUC/FWD, $146,700) had 18 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles, 37 hitouts and a goal, Luke Pedlar (MID, $162,300) kicked a goal with 17 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles and Billy Frampton (FWD, $195,900) kicked 3.1 with 16 disposals, 2 marks and 11 hitouts.

Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide had a 112-91 loss to Geelong on Thursday night football. Miles Bergman (FWD, $248,400, BE 19) had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 64 SCPoints and Lachlan Jones (DEF, $237,400, BE 19) had 8 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 3 clangers and a goal for 43 SCPoints.

In the SANFL, Port Adelaide were in touch with the Eagles in the first half but could only manage to score 1 goal to the Eagles 11 in the 2nd half to lose 109-41. Taj Schofield (MID, $102,400) had 23 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles, Martin Frederick (DEF, $172,600) kicked a goal with 16 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles and Ollie Lord (FWD, $117,300) had 12 disposals, 3 marks and kicked 2.2.

Western Australia

Fremantle
Fremantle moved to a game outside the top 8 after their 76-49 win over the Gold Coast. Josh Treacy (RUC/FWD, $217,200, BE -53) finished with 15 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 2.3 for 95 SCPoints. Alex Pearce (DEF, $235,600, BE 52) had 16 disposals, 7 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 78 SCPoints, Liam Henry (FWD, $219,400, BE 20) had 8 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 55 SCPoints. Brandon Walker (DEF, $117,300, BE -2) made his AFL debut and had 13 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 50 SCPoints and Joel Western (MID, $117,300, BE 21) also made his AFL debut and had 4 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 27 SCPoints.

It was Round 10 of the WAFL season and the Peel Thunder had a 90-83 loss to Claremont. Luke Valente (MID, $123,900) had a team high 26 disposals with 6 marks and 7 tackles and Lloyd Meek (RUC, $213,000) had 18 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 37 hitouts

West Coast
West Coast had a strong win against Richmond, winning a close one 85-81. Luke Edwards (MID, $117,300, BE -89) was impressive with 27 disposals and 5 marks for 96 SCPoints. Harry Edwards (DEF, $252,200, BE -21) was also good with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 89 SCPoints, Luke Foley (DEF, $161,000, BE -52) had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 3 marks with 5 rebound 50’s for 82 SCPoints. The two Lukes are both looking like good trade in options at this stage, though West Coast will be on the bye this week. Zac Langdon (FWD, $267,100, BE 9) had 16 disposals and 9 marks for 57 SCPoints and Jamaine Jones (FWD, $283,300, BE 62) had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 34 SCPoints.

The Eagles had a bye in the WAFL for Round 10.

New South Wales

GWS
The Giants came home strong in the final quarter and went from a 5 goal deficit to drawing 94 each with North Melbourne. Connor Idun (DEF, $332,300, BE 55) continued his underrated Supercoach season with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 76 SCPoints and Jake Stein (DEF, $200,100, BE 51) had 4 disposals and 3 marks for 32 SCPoints.

The GWS had an easy win in the VFL, winning 114-65 over Aspley. Apart from some goal scoring prowess from Jake Riccardi who kicked 8.4, Nick Shipley (MID, $123,900) had a team high 29 disposals with 6 marks and 3 tackles, Tanner Bruhn (MID, $161,600) had 24 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals and Kieren Briggs (DEF/FWD, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 28 hitouts.

Sydney
Sydney couldn’t keep up with Hawthorn in the 2nd half, losing 89-51. Joel Amartey (RUC/FWD, $195,600, BE -19) had 12 disposals, 4 marks, 7 tackles, 8 hitouts, 5 clangers and 2 goals for 70 SCPoints and Logan McDonald (FWD, $212,000, BE 41) finished with 10 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 44 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Swans gained, lost and regained the lead into the 4th, but were beaten at the last second against the Suns, losing 107-104. Matthew Ling (DEF, $163,000) had 21 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.

Queensland

Brisbane
Brisbane had the bye in Round 12.

Gold Coast
Gold Coast couldn’t get their radar in front of goal working, kicking 1.8 to the half and finishing on 6.13 in their 76-49 loss to Fremantle. Chris Burgess (DEF, $232,100, BE 22) had 11 disposals, 6 marks, 4 hitouts and kicked 2.2 for 77 SCPoints, Zac Smith (RUC, $254,400, BE 12) had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 18 hitouts for 73 SCPoints, Sam Flanders (FWD, $276,000, BE 28) finished with 14 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.2 for 62 SCPoints and Malcolm Rosas (FWD, $130,800, BE 10) had 2 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles and kicked 2 behinds for 21 SCPoints.

Over in the VFL, the Suns were down by 38 through the 2nd quarter, grabbed and lost the lead into the 3rd and it took a last second goal from Joel Jeffrey for the Suns to win this one, defeating Sydney 107-104. Jeremy Sharp (MID, $141,800) had 26 disposals, 8 marks and 2 tackles and Joel Jeffrey (DEF, $102,400) kicked 3 goals with 14 disposals and 7 marks

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Trent Bianco – $170,800 – AVG 60.3 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  2. Luke Foley – $161,000 – AVG 50.7 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  3. Thomas Highmore – $209,700 – AVG 58.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  4. Brandon Walker – $117,300 – AVG 50.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  5. Lachlan Jones – $237,400 – AVG 60.2 SCPoints

MID

  1. Jai Newcombe – $102,400 – AVG 75.0 SCPoints
  2. Luke Edwards – $117,300 – AVG 79.5 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  3. Trent Bianco – $1700,800 – AVG 60.3 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  4. Joel Western – $116,300 – AVG 27.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  5. Lachie Young – $222,600 – AVG 55.2 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Josh Treacy – $217,200 – AVG 47.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  2. Callum Coleman-Jones – $241,300 – AVG 93.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  3. Joel Amartey – $195,600 – AVG 68.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  4. Max Lynch – $123,900 – AVG 54.5 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  5. Ned Reeves – $123,900 – AVG 86.0 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Josh Treacy – $217,200 – AVG 47.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  2. Callum Coleman-Jones – $241,300 – AVG 93.0 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  3. Miles Bergman – $248,400 – AVG 52.9 SCPoints
  4. Max Lynch – $123,900 – AVG 54.5 SCPoints (On bye this week)
  5. Sean Lemmens – $240,200 – AVG 53.9 SCPoints

To paraphrase Ash Williams from Army of Darkness, when it comes to picking a rookie priced trade in option for Round 13

“Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t pickin’ but two things, right now: Jack and s**t… and Jack left town.”

(Also remember to shop smart, shop S-Mart)

It’s currently looking like the majority of rookie trade in options for this week are sitting on their bye, apart from Jai Newcombe, who I may be prepared to proclaim as our Supercoach lord and saviour at this point. Ned Reeves is also with the Hawks and on the bubble at a good price, but still unsure of if he’ll play at this point. So basically you’ve got Jai Newcombe and will have to hope for some new blood to come through, unless you want to spend in the $200K-$250K range for an option, which severely hurts the cash you make downgrading (and kind of defeats the purpose).

Value for Money

  1. Jai Newcombe – MID – $102,400 – $1365.3 per Point
  2. Ned Reeves – RUC – $123,900 – $1440.7 per Point
  3. Luke Edwards – MID – $117,300 – $1475.5 per Point
  4. Max Lynch – RUC/FWD – $123,900 – $2273.4 per Point
  5. Brandon Walker – DEF – $117,300 – $2346.0 per Point

Trading Places


Traded IN

  1. Jai Newcombe – MID – $102,400 – 21.8%
  2. Luke Edwards – MID – $117,300 – 6.5%
  3. Aaron Hall – FWD – $530,500 – 4.5%
  4. Kyle Langford – MID/FWD – $474,000 – 3.3%
  5. Toby Greene – FWD $455,700 – 3.1%
  6. Tom Stewart – DEF – $532,200 – 2.9%
  7. Josh Kelly – MID – $577,000 – 2.6%
  8. Sam Walsh – MID – $559,500 – 2.0%
  9. Marcus Bontempelli – MID – $681,600 – 2.0%
  10. Darcy Parish – MID – $658,700 – 1.9%

Traded OUT

  1. Caleb Poulter – MID/FWD – $313,000 – 13.0%
  2. James Jordon – MID – $387,100 – 6.8%
  3. Riley Collier-Dawkins – MID – $237,900 – 5.3%
  4. James Rowe – FWD – $284,500 – 4.2%
  5. Isaac Heeney – FWD – $402,200 – 4.1%
  6. Tyler Brockman – MID/FWD – $172,700 – 2.7%
  7. Sam Berry – MID – $243,900 – 2.6%
  8. Jarman Impey – FWD – $415,600 – 2.6%
  9. Nathan Murphy – DEF – $187,800 – 2.2%
  10. Ryan Byrnes – MID – $266,200 – 1.7%

Most Popular Trades

  1. Jai Newcombe IN for Caleb Poulter – 3.1%
  2. Jai Newcombe IN for Isaac Heeney – 2.1%
  3. Jai Newcombe IN for Riley Collier-Dawkins – 2.0%
  4. Jai Newcombe IN for James Rowe – 1.6%
  5. Jai Newcombe IN for James Jordon – 1.2%
  6. Luke Edwards IN for Caleb Poulter – 1.1%
  7. Jai Newcombe IN for Tyler Brockman – 1.0%
  8. Jai Newcombe IN for Jarman Impey – 0.9%
  9. Aaron Hall IN for Caleb Poulter – 0.8%
  10. Kyle Langford IN for Caleb Poulter – 0.8%

Jai Newcombe is obviously the man coming in to most teams this week, with Aaron Hall and Kyle Langford being popular trade in options as upgrades this week.

And that will be it for me this week. Don’t forget you can check out the wonderful Lek and Patch in this weeks Jock Reynolds Podcast which can be found here. As usual I can be found in the Twitter @BarronVonCrow and you can also whack some comments down below. See you all next week!


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David C

People trading in Luke Edwards? Does he hold his spot with Shuey and Kelly to come back in?
Jeremy McGovern, Brad Sheppard, Luke Shuey & Tim Kelly “Those guys will be available and will play against the Bulldogs (Round 15), I think Luke will probably play WAFL Eagles (this week)” Adam Simpson

dontblushbaby

What’s the thoughts on Luke Edwards JS ?, his debut was impressive – Shuey is listed as a test with Kelly 1 – 2 weeks on the current injury list

dontblushbaby

Darcy Moore – confirmed he’s done a PCL, another injury for 11% of teams , I was looking at upgrading to Lloyd or Whitfield anyway

TRIGGA HAPPY

Any news on grundy?

dontblushbaby

Why aren’t the comments loading when I log back into this link ?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Bianco was a disappointment, the fact I traded Highmore to him last week made it even worse.

Rick Grimes

Anyone have any confidence in Heeney? A week off can’t hurt, but he’s put up rookie scores last two weeks. I have feck all trades but I’m tempted to move him to Tomahawk.

Derek

I don’t think he is near 100% fit

I’m looking at Robbie Gray. I think you mentioned him earlier. Starting to think he is a good option

Lazza

Heeney to Hall or Greene for me Rick.. though I’ve only just heard about the Moore injury .. it’s has just stuffed my planned trade ‘saving’ strategy.. so I’ll probably have to grin and bear ‘never-Heeney’.

Jesse Brown

Great work, thanks Baron.

Big G

Thoughts on Mitch Duncan?

Lekdog

Solid pick!

TRIGGA HAPPY

Righty o then. Here is another update on the fire sale team. Rd 13.

Injuries again have struck this team with McGrath going down in Rd 12 and Moore in Rd 13. Both with LTI’s so both have to be replaced.

I was going to bring in the bont this week but $680k is a helluva lot of cash to splash on one player and he would have to score 140 every week to be worth it. Now with Moore going down have to deal with that injury.

As you know this team is all about giving that player a go that is generally not one of your cookie cutter or popular picks.

So I had a listen to the pod cast again and lek with his recommendation of ollie wines. He knows his stuff lekdog but for some reason doesn’t often follow it. Maybe a new year’s resolution lek? Start to follow my own advice,

So only 2 trades to kick off rd 13 – Rowe to CCJ and McGrath to Wines.
This left over $100k sitting in the kitty.

Rd 13 score – 1862.
Which again is not bad. If this team can score over 1,800 for the 3 bye rounds I would be pretty happy with that.

With my captain missing in Parish missing due to the bye I had to have a rethink about the captain’s armband this week.

So I put the VC on buddy Friday night as he usually destroys hawthorn – he just loves playing against his old team and lifts for the game. I think it is the first time that he has missed the ton in such a long time against the hawks. So Jelly had the form leading into the round and also against North so he wore the captains armband this week. And he delivered the goods. 147 thanks very much.

Overall score 27,662 which would give the team a rank around 7,000.

Team is below:

Def: Moore, Doch, Rich, Lukious, Whitfield, Mills. (Highmore, Bianco)
Mid: Tarranto, Jelly, Parish, Walsh, Wines, Bolton, JOM, Smith. (Jordon, Poulter, Sharp)
Ruck: Hickey, ROB. (Flynn)
Fwd: Zorko, Heeney, Buddy, Hind, Ziebell, Impey. (CCJ, Madden)

Trades this week:
Moore – Stewart
Impey – Lyons DPP Bolton into Fwd line
Jordon – Jia.

One more I just have enough cash to do is Buddy – Danger.
Not sure whether to go this one or wait a week for Danger to drop in $ and then trade heeney to Danger.

With those ins how good is this team going to go Rd 14?
Should catch a few.

With madden being name that is 18 players and if I do the danger trade that would be 19 playing in rd 14. I would hate to be taking on this team this week.

The experiment continues ………

demonsdelight

Great looking team Trac but it’s like having a farrari without a steering wheel. No Gawn means it gets to the line in the peleton which is a great effort for the white jersey Got OLLIE 2 weeks back good choice trac NDD

Lekdog

I’ll never listen to myself haha

Great team!