Panic Room | Round 1 

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Round 1 of the AFL Men’s season is here and gee wizz there is CARNAGE on the selection front!! We’ll dissect all the lineups in this article, got any questions? Add them in the comments below!

Newz You Can Uze

The Saints have announced two debutants for Friday’s clash against the Pies, with former Sandringham Dragon Mitch Owens in alongside SANFL star Jack Hayes. Both looked promising in their AAMI Series match against the Bombers.

The Pies will unveil father-son selection Nick Daicos for the first time (he should be in EVERY SuperCoach side) whilst Patrick Lipinski will also make his club debut after crossing over from the Western Bulldogs.

Tyson Stengle is set to try to reignite his career down in Geelong, whilst Sam de Koning is also set to feature in the best 22 for just the second time in his career.

Injury-plagued youngster Kaine Baldwin will debut for the Bombers, as will SSP selection Nic Martin. Jake Kelly is also in and is likely to free up Jordan Ridley for a more SuperCoach friendly role.

Jarrod Brander is the only new face for the Giants for the Battle of the Bridge.

Paddy McCartin is a hot selection in SuperCoach this season due to his friendly intercepting role whilst Angus Sheldrick has come from nowhere for a debut.

Darcy Fort is in for Brisbane, but Darcy Wilmot is not after he received a suspension during the preseason. Look for him in next weeks side.

The Power have caused a little bit of rookie carnage, with no Josh Sinn or Jed McEntee in their line-up. Jackson Mead is in but didn’t set the world on fire in the practice matches whilst Jeremy Finlayson will also play his first match for the Power.

The Hawks are set to unveil prized draftees Josh Ward and Connor MacDonald on Sunday and both are decent SuperCoach selections. Don’t get sucked in to Max Lynch however, as he’s likely just filling in for captain Ben McEvoy who has been placed in the AFL’s Health and Safety Protocols.

Number 1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis will make his much anticipated debut and will feature in a lot of SuperCoach sides, while Hugh Greenwood and Callum Coleman-Jones will pull on the Blue and White for the first time as well.

Adelaide have been kind to us on the SuperCoach front, with Joshua Rachele and Jake Soligo set to make their AFL debuts, Mitch Hinge is also cheap at just 180k and is a decent defence option. Jordan Dawson became a star last year at the Swans, does this translate straight away into his career at Adelaide?

Jordan Clark and Will Brodie will make their club debuts for the Dockers, whilst Neil Erasmus is also in the frame but has been named on the extended bench.

West Coast has named a weaker line-up after COVID-19 swept through the club but that provides us with plenty of cheap options. Hugh Dixon is at a bargain basement price and has very handy dual-position status. Brady Hough, Jack Williams, Patrick Naish, Callum Jamieson and Isiah Winder could be beneficiaries of the Eagles COVID crisis. Former Blue Sam Petrevski-Seton has been named on a back flank.

The Suns have granted an AFL lifeline to Levi Casboult and Mabior Chol has made the trip to the Sunny Coast with the lure of greater senior opportunities. Ruckman Ned Moyle is on the extended bench and could make his debut after being picked up in the mid-season draft last year.

Time to Panic

Perhaps the biggest out is Jake Lloyd who is set to miss for the Swans after the club was hit with a COVID outbreak. Lloyd is in approximately a third of SuperCoach teams already… PANIC!

Chad Warner is also out, but isn’t really SuperCoach relevant.

The Dockers have also been dealt a large blow and will be without Nat Fyfe and Sean Darcy against the Crows.

Essendon will start their clash with Geelong without four of the club’s top five leading goal scorers from 2021. The recent issues are with Jake Stringer and also Will Snelling.

Jesse Hogan will not suit up for the Giants. Luke Shuey did not recover from injury in time to take his place in the Eagles side for their match against the Gold Coast.

Charlie Dixon is out with an ankle injury for the Power and Hawthorn was dealt a huge blow with captain Ben McEvoy and Luke Breust ruled out through COVID protocols. 

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Lekdog

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UPDATE CAME THROUGH TODAY!

Maverick

Hey everyone.. do we think Wilmott gets a spot in the lions best 22 next week? Mitch Robinson had him in his SC team before his injury so he must rate him… Thinking he can be my loophole this week then play from next round on.
Coleman out for 8 weeks must help his cause too.

What Bear

I would doubt it. Ah Chee and Madden in front

Lazza

Had both Lloyd and Darcy … stuffs me up somewhat … my alternative was English/Xerri (would have thought we’d have heard Darcy wasn’t fit before today) .. might have to go with O’Brien and Ryan which will allow me to add Stephens to my mid bench. I’m going with a 4/5/2/3 keeper structure.
Wednesday Footy 👎

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Wednesday night footy stinks, as does the strung out round, prefer a Friday night to Sunday afternoon. What if you just take Dixon or Hayes score or whoever you have at R3 and see what happens next week. Keep Darcy for now, then if he’s still out next round, you can take your pick of Gawn/Grundy, English, Marshall.

Maverick

Why does everyone seem to be fading chapman? Seeing him in alot less teams the past 24 hours..

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have him at D4, but I’m thinking of replacing him with Uwland as my non playing rookie loop and pocketing the $172,800 difference.

Derek

would you be better off with O’Driscoll, he is likely to play soon

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Hi Derek, I did look at O’Driscoll and Sinn, but decided to go with a cheaper more permanent loop, plus the Suns play a lot of late games early.

Derek

what about Ned Long. How many late games do the Hawks have, plus he is a chance to get a game soon

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Had a look, the Hawks do have some late games, but most of the Suns games are later and I want the loop player to be a more permanent one, not one that might get a game soon.

Russty_

He doesn’t really have a record Mav, wildly inconsistent scores in his 6 games and he’s 275k

Maverick

Yeah not alot of other options though I already have McCartin hinge and de koning. I could go chapman up to hall or Ridley but that means Brayshaw down too Owens and play ward at M8 (currently on bench) which I don’t mind this move tbh. But I’m so bullish on Brayshaw this year.

Russty_

You could take the punt on Milera, or Chapman will probably be fine, people probably fading on him just to save some money with all these new rookies appearing.

Derek

I don’t think he will get the Supercoach friendly role people think he will.

Fremantle have Young, Ryan and now Jordon Clark in the backline to play that role.

Wilson is out of the team and he played more of a defensive role, i think Chapman will have that role to play rather than the kicking and running player

Maverick

Your scaring me Derek.. might grab Wilmott then I’m backing him to make a return very soon and should have a nice SC friendly role. Struggle to believe O’Driscoll pays when he can’t even make an extended bench with Fyfe out .

Derek

i would have been very interested in Jordon Clark if he was Defence

Derek

have you thought about Denver?

demonsdelight

is this a new word .FADING ? See it a lot lately Gator will know he is right up to date with new words I can barely understand him lol

holty01

I’ve never looked at him mate. Just at that awkward price for me where I don’t think he’s a keeper and starts too expensive where I don’t think he can make much money.

Maverick

Thanks for the reply fellas. I think I’ll go down to Wilmot I hope he plays soon! Gives me a loop for Macrae also and the 130k banked gets Andy Brayshaw up too Steele or nice Martin too xerri…

dontblushbaby

Probs because Hinge & McCartin are better value , I have both plus Hewitt who played last night , they are my F4,5 & 6

Maverick

Done well to get them in your forward line DBB. They’re my D4,5+6 as well. I’ve gone chapman too Wilmot I’m banking on him to play in the next 2-3 rounds they absolutely love him at Brisbane and that allowed me to get andyB up too the pig titch.
After seeing Steele shit the bed last night I’m happy to use Wilmot to bank Macrae as VC too. Would hate for Miller to stink it up too.

Thanks for all the comments gentleman it all helped.

The Ranger

Angus Sheldrick…what’s his job security like do we think? Any Swans fans got an opinion on him?

BJSO

Jake Lloyd->Rich?

K.Sinny

Who to field between Hinge, McCartin and De Koning?

The Ranger

I’m keeping McCartin and De Koning on separate lines for the DPP swap and then looping Hinge and De Koning between a non playing rookie.

Derek

E on DeKoning Saturday afternoon and see how he goes. Not a big fan of Hinge, but not many options

TommyC99

So with these rookies named in the last day or so, which ones are we picking? Quite a few cheaper mid rookies and JS is always tough to gauge. Owens, soleego, macdonald, hough, mead. PLus there will no doubt be a few tonight who get named. Who are we all going with?

Maverick

I’ve got MacDonald, ward and Stephens. I’ve paid up for the extra JS . Owens, soligo Hough and mead All have Shakey JS for me and look to be short term replacements in their sides.

The Ranger

Tough choices eh Tommy? Particularly in defence where there’s only five options below 200K and only De Koning below 150K.
Owens is tempting at that price but I don’t know if his JS is any good. Billings, Hannebury and Jones all to come back.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have the big 4 at M6-M9 then MacDonald & Owens.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Rowell, Berry, Daicos and McDonald for me. Mead on the pine..

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That would leave you with a fairly weak bench though, recon we need a good rookie at M9 for insurance.

Kat

I know you should pick with your head not your heart but I’m taking Owens as I’m a saints fan and hoping he does well. With Clark and Billings out for a while and who knows when Hannerberry will ever play he might be safe for a while

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Should be a good M11, just sit there and make us some cash with a bit of luck.

Lachie

Option 1: Heeney mead M9 (ward comes onfield durdin benched)

Option 2: Brayshaw N.Martin F8 (Rachele come onfield ward benched)

Corey

Naish and Soligo
or
Baldwin and D.Stephens

Corey

Sorry I meant Maginness instead of Baldwin

Sully

Second

Russty_

Maginess and Sephens

Daz

We have enough rookies named this week for full squads, how many of you are loopholing for VC?

Daz

I currently have Hough the only chance of missing but if he doesn’t get a game with this squad his chances are fairly slim. Surely cash gen priority this week? MacRae as VC

TRIGGA HAPPY

O’driscoll. All others gonna make sure play rd 1.

Russty_

I am, and I have 2 non starters def/mid and def/fwd for versatility

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have one non playing rookie, Uwland at D6 with the C on him.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Geez with all the cheap rooks appearing in rd 1 mead and owies a nice bonus dont think we need the 3 big boys on deck. Cull one save $$. McDonald or Mead could be on deck. 😉

Russty_

Yeah they all just popped up, I have JHF and Daicos, hoping they can earn their keep and stay there for awhile, I don’t have Ward though, hoping I don’t regret that.
I wouldn’t put mead on deck after his illustrious 24, Owens might be better.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Culled JHF for McDonald.
Upsize Marshall to Grundy.

Russty_

Well Macdonald will probs make more money if he stays out there, but JHF will score better me thinks, if he scores well for 2 weeks, you could jump back on then.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m keeping the big 4 have them at M6-M9.

holty01

Who are the big 4? I know the big 3 but who is the 4?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

D.Stephens.

Russty_

I would’ve thought Rachele

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, but he’s in the fwd line, I’m just talking about the mid players.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I had Daicos, JHF, D.Stephens as the big 3, but Ward seems to have taken the 3rd spot, so I just call them the big 4.

Russty_

Hey John, your flag reminded me of that show ‘Our Flag means death’, have you seen it?…lol, it has Rhys Darby as the nerdy Pirate ship captain.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

No, I haven’t got HBO, but it does sound funny.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have D.Stephens at M9, but now that Hough has a green tick against his name, I might bring him back in after replacing him with Owens. So MacDonald would move up to M9.

Sully

option a
xerri, Hinge, berry
b)
Baldwin, mcinerney, (Hough/mead/soligio?)
thoughts would be appreciated

K.Sinny

Anyone know if McGovern is ok? Looked a bit hurt after that failed specky but heard nothing after.

Derek

i’m pretty sure he played out the game, i saw him taking a kick out late in the last quarter

Spud

Hi all,

I’m new here great community glad i found it!

thoughts on MIlera? or a FWD to drop Heeney down to and grab Sicily in DEF.

I’ll post a team for y’all to review soon!

Russty_

Hi Spud, welcome mate, easier to try and help if you post your team.

Spud

Cheers. Here it is.
DEF: Crisp, Whitfield, McInerney, Hewett, Milera, Gibcus 🙁 (De Koning, McCartin)
MID: Steele, Mitchell, Neale, Cripps, Rowell, Horne-Francis, Daicos, Ward (Mead, MacDonald, Hough)
RUC: Gawn, Grundy (J Hayes)
FWD: Dunkley, Heeney, Butters, Coniglio, Brodie, Rachele (Durdin, Martin)
Milera has been in and out for chapman, Sicily was in the mix. I’ve been unsure about Heeney. I have 27k left

Maverick

So I still can’t decide between Brayshaw or parish… Or I can go chapman -> Wilmott/O’driscoll and Brayshaw up to Steele…

Ahh decisions decisions. Haha
Feel free to chuck ya two jobs worth in

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I like Brayshaw, he was one of the players I was looking at for the M3 spot. I’d stick with that. Though going up to Steele and changing Chapman to O’Driscoll as a non playing rookie loophole works as well.

Rick Grimes

I have one job I’d like to chuck in.

People seem to be cooling on Chapman and Steele is a gun. Otherwise, Parish would be my choice.

Russty_

Hey Mav, if Brayshaw gets to 115 this year you’re 10 points behind Steele every week for the season for 100k less. Not sure on Chapman’s role or how much more he’d score than Wilmot. I was keen on Cripps after his aami game and happy I went with him, for now lol. Sometimes it’s more enjoyable to stick with your gut feeling players.

Rick Grimes

Apologies if this message duplicates, but Noah Answerth…yay or nah? Was a bit of love for him early doors. He’s been picked round 1.

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David C

I don’t see any upside with Answerth, he should score what he is priced at. He is also on the fringe so might not hold his place longterm. He is competing for a spot with AhChee, Madden and Coleman.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Was all over him early doors too. Gonna give him a couple of weeks see how he goes/ settles in the team if goes ok and scores well will jump on and trade dekoning/McCarthy up b4 rd 3.

The Ranger

I had him on my watchlist at the end of last season and he’s in my team Rick. It’s a bit of a punt but someone has to take the Birchall role and Answerth is a nice kick.

Spud

Thoughts on Heeney, or an alternative?

Kat

Who has FOMO already? No Cripps in my team, and chose Sicily over Hewett and Dale (who was my POD for quite a while but needed the $$$ elsewhere), so will wait to see how that pans out. On another note, how good was it to see Docherty play so well in his comeback game? What a great story.

TRIGGA HAPPY

warmed the hearts of footy fans everywhere regardless of who you barrack for. king of adversity.

Russty_

Yes Kat, I have Hewett and English fomo, had them both in my side multiple times but went the other way, although wonder how much mid guts time Hewett gets with Walshy back?
English could be a must have fwd this year.
Great to see Doch out there at all, and then he dominated! 🙂

Shake n bake

I have Hewett and l told everyone l have English as soon as sc opened. I traded for Gawn when Martin was a late out thinking stupidly Gawn will go big. To get Gawn in l went Cripps down to Rowell. Hope Rowell comes up big.

Kat

Unfortunately, I think there are going to be a few stories like this Shake. The if only moments

Shake n bake

Definitely

Westy

You’d be happy with Rowell

Richie Porte

Thoughts on holding Lloyd, will make him a POD, I can then take McRae vc score as capt!
Or straight swap to Stewart
Or down to Sicily to have a bit of spare cash.
Thanks in advance.

Russty_

Maybe hold, you’re gonna want him back if you punt him.

mitchpolly

will brodie or josh rachele?

Marto from Bonbeach

Brodie I reckon mate

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have both.

Marto from Bonbeach

Far out.. how good is it have Supercoach and Footy back.. great write up guys.. GO SAINTS

Russty_

It’s brilliant Marto, and what a win from the Blues last night, just awesome.

demonsdelight

Blues will struggle with the better teams Tigers are slow and old but the doggies will be totally different Dogs by plenty against the bluebaggers

Russty_

Yeah probably mate but they were very impressive, will be better when Walsh is back too.

Spud

Thoughts on this team please.

good luck everyone!

DEF: Crisp, Whitfield, McInerney, Hewett, Milera, Gibcus 🙁 (De Koning, McCartin)
MID: Steele, Mitchell, Neale, Cripps, Rowell, Horne-Francis, Daicos, Ward (Mead, MacDonald, Hough)
RUC: Gawn, Grundy (J Hayes)
FWD: Dunkley, Heeney, Butters, Coniglio, Brodie, Rachele (Durdin, Martin)

Milera has been in and out for chapman, Sicily was in the mix. I’ve been unsure about Heeney. I have 27k left

Russty_

Hey Spud, you’ve got Bailey or Thomas as similar priced alternatives there, Maybe Gulden as a smokey?…Gresham is cheaper at 299, I reckon Heeney’s good for 90-95 though. You’ve also got Rayner at 278 and Xerri at 208

Spud

Cheers mate – I think my biggest risk is Milera. Will i hod my nerve or will he become chapman?

Fisherdan

With all of these expensive rookies is cash gen going to suffer? If so, would it be more beneficial to have a full side for Rnd 1 or have a loophole player?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m going with one long term loop player.

Peter

I can afford rachelle and f McGuinness on my mid bench at m9 and m10..should i take McGuinness or save money and get a cheapy like Hough?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’d have Hough on your mid bench, Rachele should be your F6.

Peter

Thanks..i am going to go with brodie as my f6…looking at a mid forward smingset

What Bear

Hough or Mead? Who has better job security? Who is missing for Port that takes Mead’s spot?

Lekdog

I have Hough but I’m tempted to upgrade for the more mature body.

Short term I think Hough is the play

Paul

Think it’s best to hold Lloyd for the week or make him Crisp?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Crisp.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Now that I know that Hough is playing, I’m thinking of bringing him in for either Ward or D.Stephens, who I keep of those two would be M8 and MacDonald, Owens, Hough would be the three on the bench, so all $117,300 rookies, no expensive ones. Just not sure who out of Ward and D.Stephens should go, also one of the reasons why both are in my team currently at M8&M9.

Rick Grimes

Ward probably has the bigger ceiling, from what I’ve seen. Both seem like they have JS. Slight saving on Stephens, I guess.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I was going with D.Stephens for the M8 spot since Ward only came into my team late, plus like you said D.Stephens is a bit cheaper. I’m just worried that going D.Stephens over Ward could hurt me with Ward having a 62% ownership compared to 31% for D.Stephens. You make two good points, both seem to have good JS and Ward will probably score better. So thinking about it Ward is most likely the one I should keep.

holty01

I must say the round must have started well for most? All my players have started well but did miss out on big Tracca.

The Ranger

Ok but not great for me, 501 from 5. Gawn and Gibcus a little underwhelming.

holty01

I guess you still have Gawny to look forward to next week. I will probably have Witts as Darcy was a no show. Gibcus I was happy with. I think if we can get 50s as a minimum from our rookie defenders I’ll be happy as we have such a lack of them

Tom

Are people selecting both hayes and Dixon? I can pick him but means not selecting Martin/Baldwin.

Rick Grimes

Same query here. Do any of them have any JS? I’

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have Dixon R3, Martin F7, Hayes F8.

Westy

Everybody will be selecting Hayes now, you’d think.

TheMan

SC league code for experts only 698609

K.Sinny

Neale/Kelly and Brodie F8 or Steele and Baldwin/Martin

Rick Grimes

If Brodie is on bench, Steele.

K.Sinny

brodie will be on field with Rachele or Xerri bench

Rick Grimes

Neale and Brodie for mine. Kelly would be a nice POD tho. Go with your gut.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Neale and Brodie.

holty01

And also, what a game last night. Still have a massive smile on my face. 🥳🥳🥳

ST1974

Need some advice to finish my forward line.

Butters, Coniglio, McCartin, Baldwin, Martin and Hayes or
Walters, Coniglio, McCartin, Rachele, Martin and Hayes.

Option 1 – Butters is predicted to score more than Walters

Option 2 is the only way I can get Rachele into my team and I see Walters has been named on the wing and could be good value if he spends time there and stays fit.

Which option (?)

Lekdog

Avoid Walters

Kat

I have a loop option in my team with the hope they may play at some stage in the season however am wondering with Covid affecting teams already, the benefit of having all bench players available to cover these outs and forgoing the points for a loop. Its got me thinking

Lekdog

Get as many warm bodies as you can

K.Sinny

anyone know a 102k def rookie closest to getting a game first?

Rick Grimes

Really don’t think there is one. How long is Dean out for?

K.Sinny

josh kelly and Xerri/Brodie or Steele and Baldwin?

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Steele and Baldwin.

holty01

Oops, forgot to put the E on Hayes, he looks quite exciting

TRIGGA HAPPY

Yeah same mate. But should make some good $$. My two sainters top scored which was a good start. Daicos looked right at home but crisp wtf was that? Lowest score for 12 months. Got one more week Jack to show me what all the hoopla was about.

Russty_

The younger Daicos brother is better than the older but jeez they both remind you of the great Peter, great to see them both playing in the same side.

Shake n bake

Don’t know what it looks like at home but Marshall this half has pulled Grundys pants right down!!

gator59

Yep sure has Shake.. 86 to 48 SC points

Eddie

Crisp can get stuffed the over rated spud, he is getting upgraded to a real footballer like Docherty on Monday

Russty_

Bloody disappointing ay Eddie?…I’m gonna hold fire for now and let the jets cool a bit, if Crisp backs up with another mediocre score next week, might have to move him on.

Eddie

This game is full of the new burn men. Looking at you steele, grundy & crisp. The footy is the red oval shaped thing and you are allowed to kick the fu&%ing thing

Russty_

Grundy ended up ok but Crisp!, maybe his score affected by Howe being back?

TRIGGA HAPPY

Did he spend any time in the guts or was that a pre season furphy?

Russty_

Not sure how much midtime Crisp got, was a rather unremarkable performance though, I’m sure him and Steele will be ok

demonsdelight

Bit harsh on Grundy and Steele Both will bounce back

Tophawk

Steele was fine. He just butchered it a lot tonight. It happens to the best players from time to time. He was one of the top scorers in Fantasy. He will bounce back. No dramas there.

Russty_

Yeah mate can’t give in to the knee jerk reaction, I hope a lot of people do jump off Steele and Crisp though…makes them more poddy for us 🙂

VossTheBoss

I went with Witts at R2 but seriously thinking of dropping him to a Comben type player and moving Hayes to R2, won’t be dropped off a 3 goal game but not sure how he fairs when Ryder is back in the team

holty01

Based on his game tonight, don’t think there will be a spot for Ryder. Might be a bit rough to say but when was the last time Ryder dominated to the extent Hayes has.

Russty_

Hayes was even pretty good in the Ruck and only being 193cm, Saints could’ve found a good one there, much better than that Paul hunter experiment.

demonsdelight

Have you changed the recruiting team .That goes completely against the last 10 years . He won the equivalent of normie and 3rd. in S/A’s brownlow Some recruiting and by the way stiff tonight just a few players not quite up to standard Russty but more recruiting like that and who knows NDD

Russty_

Yeah I think we’ve cleaned out a few of the old crew mate, needs to be more turfed out too, specifically ones who think guys like Hannebery and McKernan, Kent are good ideas, need to be targeting talented youth so we have a future. Owens will be good one day but he clearly wasn’t ready for the big show last night, was wandering around like a lost child most of the time. I think Hayes was just a long shot attempt to provide some kind of backup for Marshall with Ryder about to retire.
We’ll see how that pans out, it was good to see that effort from him last night though, he’s played one game and he’s already better than Membrey and King lol, bout time we had a decent big bodied fwd.

demonsdelight

Who’s RYDER?

Lekdog

If you’re going to drop Witt’s, pickup Preuss

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Looks like I might have to find a new loop player. I did have Uwland at D6 to put the C on, but with Hayes doing so well at F8, I might put a loop in the fwd line instead, Derek mentioned Long, so that could work, I’ll just swing McCartin back to D6.

Russty_

Or Voss John, fwd/def

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The Essendon player, one of the guys on twitter had him as his loop. Then I could swing him with McCartin if I want. Great idea Russty.

Russty_

No worries mate, I have him and Uwland covers 3 lines for looping.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I might even look at a non playing mid/def rookie for the mid spot to replace Owens. Sinn or O’Driscoll should work. Sinn should be a chance for a game down the track. I actually thought about them instead of Owens, but was trying to save cash.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Owens has been a disaster, even for a M11. Might have to upgrade before round 3.

Kat

Ouch, I had him too. Hopefully he gets a chance to redeem himself. On the other hand, Hayes was awesome

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

We can only hope Kat. I was hoping Hayes would do well, had the E on him, should be good enough to have on the field now.

Kat

I had the E on Hayes as well. Had my loop in the mids but have turfed Martin and moved Long fwd to get Hayes score and bought in Maginess in the midfield. Hopefully keeps getting games and his DPP will be handy. Hoping I don’t miss out on a good rookie in either Martin or Baldwin but will be able to see how both go and if Owens is never seen again and either of those does really well they can be my corrective rookie trade and can flip long back to the mid bench. The only downside is Magginess is a dearer rookie but his DPP is very handy

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sounds like a plan Kat. I looked at doing the exact same thing, brought Long in at F6 in place of Martin who I had at F7, moved McCartin to F7 from F6 and then put Maginness in at M10 in place of MacDonald for the swing. But I didn’t like paying that much for Maginness, so I moved McCartin to D6 and brought in Voss with a fwd/def swing, instead of Long and kept Martin at F7 and MacDonald at M10. I hope they give Owens another go to redeem himself and us, but I kind of doubt they will, so will be on the lookout for a good rookie on the bubble in the midfield that I don’t already have come round 3.

Kat

I hope they give Owens another go as well. He did OK in the practice match. My thinking with Long is his DPP but also hoping he gets a game in the future and not just a donut for the entire year

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

With the loop player, the way I see it we have two options. (1) We pick a player with DPP we think should get a game in the not too distant future, Sinn for example or (2) one that will fill the spot for most of the season. At first I was thinking Sinn, def/mid, but then once he gets picked I’ll need a loop player again, yes we will have players dropped, Owens ?, but will they serve the purpose, have the swing we want. I usually pick a loop at R3, but the swing with Dixon and Hayes was too good to pass up. Having McCartin and De Koning in the back line worked in favour of me picking Voss.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Good thing I took your advice mate and boosted my bench with Owens the one flicked

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

HaHa, I should have taken my own advice Trigga, but wasn’t really thinking about my M11. I think D.Stephens and MacDonald will be staying at M9&M10. Hough was the one that went out for Owens, should have just left it alone. Hopefully there will be a good rookie on the bubble I haven’t thought about to trade him to before round 3.

Russty_

Hey John, spewing I didn’t get home in time to replace Owens with Maginess, dang that’s a wasted trade now…also Hayes on fwd bench without the E on him hurts, not to mention Steele and Crisp’s scores.

demonsdelight

Seen that and swapped Owens to Maginness in time Between you and John your tips have been great

Russty_

Glad someone’s benefitting from it haha, think if Mag goes well, I’ll punt Owens for him next week, can’t see Owens getting another game after that.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Maginness was one of the players I looked at in place of D.Stephens, mainly for the swing, but I think I will leave it for now. Surprised you didn’t have the E on Hayes Russty being a St.Kilda man. Steele was a big disappointment, being my M2, glad I decided to go with a loop now.

Russty_

Yeah kicking myself now John, cause I have it on Durdin and will get Durdin’s score but it could’ve been an extra 50 odd points. Thought Durdin would outscore Hayes to be honest.

Lekdog

Round 3 corrective, have the trade boost for that round too

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I didn’t want to trade early, but I really stuffed this one up.

Tophawk

He will become my VC loophole patsy next week. He will get dropped after that effort. Absolutely putrid!

demonsdelight

How do we know which thread is on? 1245 from 10 with MacRae capt and Hayes forward bench I decided. that the mids were the least early line not in need of a loop so looped def and fwd with SDK Carlin and Voss Special thanks to John and Russty who give me the thumbs up with HAYES / DIXON Ripping stuff lads. NDD

Russty_

I think it’s the Panic Room now mate, and you’re welcome, glad you chose Hayes, he’s not just some hack like Hunter it turns out. Good to see a 25 year old 2nd’s star make the bigtime and do well, good on him. 🙂 and good on you for having a great start Neil.

demonsdelight

We have al started well mate

Tophawk

Gday Russty! If only I had started Dixon at R3 and Hayes at F7 with the E. Fark!!! LOL Rowan Marshall at R2 was not too shabby with 124SC, so I will have to suck it up and will have to donate that Hayes 127SC to the Supercoach gods.They owe me now. Hehehe. All in all I am sitting on 1258 SC (Grabbed Macrae VC score) with Ridley, Mc Inerney, Hinge, Neale, Rowell, JFH, Ward, Butters, Coniglio, Rachele, and P Mc Cartin to come. (11 hombres) I think my score is OK at this stage. How are you travelling mate? Cheers, TH

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Russty_

Hey TH, well I did the silly thing in hindsight, didn’t have Hayes at R3 and didn’t have the E on Hayes in the fwd line lol…I have Witts also so if Hayes had been at R3 I might’ve even traded Witts out for Preuss. Such is life mate, not travelling too bad, 1003 from 10…hoping my last 12 can score decently.
Didn’t expect such a turd from Crisp, hope that doesn’t continue…could’ve easily gone Stewart or Ridley…even Daniel. Don’t wanna be an over reactor and trade him out for one bad score though, that’s a classic ‘wish I didn’t do that’ move.
Good luck with McInerney mate, I have him too, hope he matches it with Hewett’s score or thereabouts.

Tophawk

I have Crisp too. Not a great effort last night, but like you, I I will give him another run next week. No point making a “knee jerk” decision on him this week. If he drops another turd and it becomes really clear he has a new role which is not SC friendly, I may then turn him into somebody like Daniel. Good luck today! Have the E on Nick Martin up forward. Hope he can produce a 70+ today. Cheers. TH

TRIGGA HAPPY

I think a few of us have crisp as he was the golden boy leading into the season hawk. Like u give him another week and watch role before making call.

That was lower than any score last year and he played every game

ON NOTICE.

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The Dixon R3 and Hayes F8 was a gift from the SuperCoach Gods Neil, we would have been mad not to accept it. Glad you took our advice.

TRIGGA HAPPY

C’mon NDD you r normally all over this. 😜 was a lay down mazaire.

Jordan

Stewart/Ridley and Rowell or
Sicily and Jelly

Russty_

Stewart and Rowell

Lekdog

Ridley and Rowell

Jordan

Lekdog, thoughts on holding Lloyd, would be a POD next week and I get McRae vc score doubled. Or go to one of the above.

Doc

Is it time for a shark move early.

Thoughts on trading witts down to preuss (taking jack hayes’ ruck score -127)?
Lets me upgrade Caldwell to JKelly.

Witts was always a stepping stone anyways.

One Touch Wonder

I already made that SHARK MOVE. Started Preuss at R2 and Hayes R3. It’s not too late to get in board.

Russty_

Sounds like a cool move Doc, I did the same thing in my AFL FANTASY TEAM

Lekdog

This is the only time where I’d recommend bringing in a donut for a score, anything else is a firm no

Doc

Tell me about it. Breaking my rule too.
Would have started with Preuss though if not suspended so having seen Hayes score will take the risk.

Only choice now is JKelly (as a bit of a POD and for the ceiling) or the Touk.

Chris

I’m thinking the same. I’ve got Flynn though down to Preuss. Hasn’t cost us a trade and if Witts and Flynn stink it up it’s a win. I was hoping for 90 from Flynn, but 127 points is a lot of spots early on.

Tophawk

Sounds like a decent move! I have Gawn R1, Marshall, at R2 and Hayes at R3. Marshall pumped out 124 SC as well last night so no big deal for me. Mind you, Dixon will be at R3 and Hayes up forward next week. Thats for blo-ody sure!!!

TRIGGA HAPPY

If u are playing for rank go right ahead if playing for league doesn’t matter one iota.

jonooo

N.Martin or K.Baldwin? Which has the better JS, any bombers fans share an opinion?

Doc

Baldwin better JS
Martin likely to score better. IMO.

jonooo

cheers mate. Might go Martin to save the coin they will be F8 for me anyway

Tiger

Crisp was playing both middle and back whilst Lipinski was middle and fwd. Distinct role change change there with Crisp so he’s gone

Levi

Panic has finally set in!

Option 1: Titch & Wilmott (loophole til he plays) with 12k

Option 2: Ridley & maginness with 111k

Rick Grimes

REMINDER: This is round 1. It’s crazy to be thinking of dumping premiums after one off performance. Play the long game.

Kat

Great advice

Maverick

with crisp it’s almost understandable after what I saw last night… he was horrible and has an iffy role with lipinski in? i’m holding but if he drops another sub 80-90 before price changes his gone Rick. plenty of viable options at prices below his.

Tiger

Totally agree

Tiger

Totally agree under normal circumstances as in Jack Steel’s case still same role but was abnormally out of the game. In Crisp’s case he was moved into the middle last year as a full time mid averaging around 111. Last night he shared some of that mid time down back as Collingwood rolled others thru the middle. That’s a distinct role change and I’m guessing it will be a loss of 15/20 points for him. Gone for me.

The Ranger

Wait until Maynard comes back into the side Tiger, I suspect that Crisp was covering for him last night.

Tiger

Good point. Hopefully your right.

Deafness (DM)

baldwin or hough? cheers community

Tiger

Baldwin I heard has a lot of talent but is a key position player so will find it tough. So it’s Hough for me.

Deafness (DM)

Cheers going ahead with that

Lion Tamer

1204 from 10.
I got greedy and left the C on steele instead of getting a loop player.
Crisp looks to have taken on a new role as spud so he is going to be swapped for the Dochtor.
still have whirfield, sicily, Neale, Rowel, witts, coniglio, jhf, brodie, rachele, xerri, hinge and McCartin to play. so I might get 2200 if no more turds from supposed premos
Using in flight wifi on way to Philippines and the connection is good but not good enough for watching the footy

Shake n bake

Which 2 would start mccartin de koning & hinge need to start 2?

TRIGGA HAPPY

I’ve got the hat trick mate. 🙉

Hinge and McCartin me thinks.

Shake n bake

Why do l think mccartin don’t finish the game

TRIGGA HAPPY

Life is risk.

The Jinx

Ouch! Steele”s score hurt big time, been switching Miller (which I had C on him) with Brayshaw back and fort yesterday afternoon. Just noticed the C actually moved to Steele. Ah well!

holty01

Well call me insane but I’m biting the bullet and going Hall. Hope the hammy holds up this week

holty01

Ignore that, my 5 min of having him and changed back to Ridley.

Tophawk

Ridley vast asleep during Q1……Wake up son!!!

holty01

He is the type of player that will score you a couple of 60s but will go huge the following week. I wouldnt mind him scrapping a 80 odd however.

Tophawk

Nick Martin on the FWD bench with the E. Might have missed Hayes score, but I am not gonna miss Martin’s score!! Time to bring in patsy Lachlan Rankin onfield to get Martin’s score and whack the C on him to get Macrae VC score. All is well that ends well.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Who is Rankin?
I swapped mead to hollands.
Dpp Rachelle with hollands (think people are not picking up that he is mid/fwd not fwd only)
Hollands on deck E on Martin
Happy Days.

Who would have thought two SPP signings that weren’t even on a list last year would both ton up rd 1!
Nice $$$$$ boys.

Tophawk

Dang…..de Koning concussed. He will have next week off…..And so the rookie crisis starts.

holty01

Well my backline decisions have been a bit iffy this first round

Russty_

Ridley will come good mate.

The Ranger

Crisp, Ridley and Whitfield are my backline premos. Groan.

Russty_

Ouch Ranger, it has to get better next week right? Gotta not pull the trigger too early with these blokes…although McInerney is provoking some thoughts in me lol. Heeney’s looking damn good, wish I had him.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Same, there seems to be a 60s theme going on.

Russty_

Sheldrick’s already beat Owen’s score LOL, how good was Nick Martin, shame about Dekoning, I had him onfield 🙁

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

My backline is a disaster zone and I thought the fwd line might be a problem. In fact after looking at the scores, apart from Macrae, who I really didn’t want to pick, Dunkley & Grundy, most of my so called premiums haven’t done very well.

Russty_

Yep it’s not looking good for mine either, I have McInerney and he’s looking like a spud, at least Whitfield’s coming good, hope Mac improves in the 2nd half otherwise, maybe to Hewett next week aaah

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I like the look of Green as a M6. Could upgrade Owens to him, after I downgrade one of Crisp or Ridley to either Hewett or Sinclair. Yes, at least Whitfield went alright in the 2nd Q.

Russty_

Blakey looks alright too John, I almost picked him over McInerney, green as M6 would be nice, or Lipinski

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, Lipinski looks the goods as well and cheaper, so would make more cash, whereas Green would have to be a keeper ending up at M8.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

There was a reason I didn’t want to trade out Heeney from my F2 spot, but for the sake of my overall team I did, it was the only way I could afford Macrae, but boy it hurts when he starts with a 139pts score.

Russty_

Sure does John, he was one of my first picked for this year and somehow he didn’t make the final 6, Macrae wasn’t a bad decision, Heeney will have some quiet ones and we could pick him up then.