Panic Room | Round 3

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G’day all, Fozdaddy (@mattforrest29) is here and back to help caress your beautiful soul (Jesse McCartney) into the biggest round of the SuperCoach season.

Thursday night football is enough to make anyone panic, but especially when it’s before round three. It is the major early-season juncture that can completely change your season.

How you handle round three trades can set up your year, just like handling the byes can also change the trajectory of the SuperCoach season.

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Bailey Smith will return for the Bulldogs after missing their round two clash with the Swans.  While he was out, Tom Liberatore had a more prominent role, so watch to see if his role is affected. Hayden Crozier is out with his health concerns, after fainting at half time and having his heart monitored in the changerooms. Stefan Martin was set to return to the Bulldogs lineup, but tested positive to Covid, so expect to see a two-ruck team for Bevo’s salad.

Logan McDonald has been omitted, with Joel Amartey set to replace the key forward. Angus Sheldrick was the sub last week, but will not be an emergency on Thursday, with Peter Ladhams, James Bell, Ben Ronke and Sam Reid brought to Melbourne. 

On Friday night, Melbourne were hoping to go in unchanged against Essendon but have had to make a late change with Ben Brown now in the league’s Health and Safety protocols. Sam Weideman has replaced Brown in the line-up, but still no Jake Lever or Michael Hibberd which bodes well for those who jumped on Jake Bowey. The Bombers have recalled stud rookie pick Nic Martin, and much needed midfield reinforcement Dylan Shiel with Zach Merrett out of the team through injury.

Adelaide have named defender-turned-midfielder Rory Laird, while the other Rory of the Sloane variety is out injured. The Power have handed a game to potential forward rookie option Jed McEntee, and have omitted Josh Sinn after a less than ideal game last weekend.

The Giants have finally handed a game to Braydon Preuss after his eye catching effort in the VFL last weekend, which is the most SuperCoach relevant of the Giants five changes. While the Lachie Weller has returned for the Suns at the expense of Sam Flanders and Darcy Macpherson.

Brayden Maynard returns to the Collingwood line-up after serving his suspension, and Reef McInnes comes in for his first game at AFL level. Geelong have brought back in Sam De Koning after his concussion break.

Tarryn Thomas and Luke Davies-Uniacke are out of the North Melbourne side after their respective injuries last week, with Jaidyn Stephenson and Eddie Ford coming in to replace them. Ben McKay returns after having to sit out under the AFL’s concussion protocols.

On Sunday, Adam Cerra and Michael Voss will return after their COVID Holiday, and Lewis Young will come in for his first game in Carlton colours….oh, and Mitch McGovern is out injured. For Hawthorn, Will Day has made his return to the Hawks line-up, with skipper Ben McEvoy out with a neck injury.

St Kilda have named Paddy Ryder alongside Jack Hayes so we have at least one week of cash generation from the SANFL recruit. Cooper Sharman, Ryan Byrnes and Darragh Joyce have been omitted. Richmond is regaining Dylan Grimes but no Jack Riewoldt with his thumb issue still causing concern.

Fremantle only have one confirmed out so far with Justin Longmuir in HS protocols. Jaymie Graham has taken his spot in the line-up. As for the actual teams, West Coast have again been granted extra time after more Covid mayhem.

When a heart break, it don’t Breakeven

What am I s’posed to do, when the best part of me is owning you?

-135 – Jack Hayes

-77 – Tristan Xerri

-68 – Josh Rachele

-66 – Jack Ginnivan

-58 – Patrick McCartin

-56 – Dylan Stephens

-54 – Jake Bowey

-52 – Jason Horne-Francis

-46 – Will Brodie

What am I s’posed to say, when you’re losing cash when I have you stay?

211- Tom Mitchell

206 – Dayne Zorko 

204 – Max Gawn

203 – Jack Steele

202 – Dyson Heppell

195 – Chad Wingard

188 – Jarryd Lyons

171 – Marcus Bontempelli

Oh Captain my Captain

Jack Macrae is the obvious vice-captaincy choice for Thursday night’s game. Averaging 137.5 in the opening two rounds, Macrae has scored two great loopholing options and will look to continue his strong, but now standard, run of form. He has a three-game average of 113.3 against Sydney, with scores of 116, 92 and 132. 

Marcus Bontempelli hasn’t started the year in his usual vein of form, but his history against Sydney is fantastic. His past three scores have been 114, 166 and 158 for an average of 146. Just the one game on Thursday night, giving coaches plenty of time to make a captaincy call if he doesn’t come through with the goods.

Lachie Neale has started the season like a man possessed, averaging 169 points. He has good form against North Melbourne, scoring 157 and 134 in his past two. His teammate, Jarryd Lyons, hasn’t been in great touch so far in 2022 but has scored 141, 126 and 165 in his past three against the Kangaroos.

Tom Mitchell isn’t his usual self as Hawthorn start the season 2-0. But his history against Carlton is nothing to sneeze at. His past three games against the Blues have been 142, 164 and 192, for a three-round average of 166. Against a stronger midfield than usual, he will have his work cut out for him. 


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Shane

I want Brayshaw. Do I trade out Bontempelli or Crouch? Bont doesn’t look right, but it’s hard to disregard him.

K.Sinny

Crouch for me, Bont’s a keeper and Crouch isn’t.

Maverick

Crouch

harryhoudinis

No brainer, Crouch. Bont may not be 100% but champion data love him. He’s done nothing the first 2 weeks but still managed respectable scores. He’ll pump out 150s when he comes good

K.Sinny

Thoughts on Gawn > Heeney, McGovern > Xerii and Soligo > Rowell with the intention of swapping Hayes with Xerri when he gets DPP.

harryhoudinis

Provided Dew doesn’t persist with using Rowell as a tagger of course. If not, looks good

DishMaster

Rowell tagging Cripps this week. It’s as much a learning exercise for rowell as it is a strategy to stop cripps

Dusty’s kidney

Keen to bring in some money makers. Will likely pull the trigger on 3 trades… thoughts on who is the best value?
Cripps, Heeney, Bowey, Xerri?
All 4 will probably jump up 100k this week…

Donavan

Warning, Heeney is made of glass. The other 3 are all going to make plenty of cash, more so from Bowey (possible D6 end of season), and Xerri (cash cow for 5 weeks). Cripps looks like a keeper.

Maverick

Cripps, Heeney, xerri & bowey in that order.

I’d probably prioritise either Cripps on Heeney depending on your structure and holes in your side.. bowey will make quick money but definitely not good enough for D6 at seasons end imo. Once Salem returns he will lose that SC friendly role. Xerri has the #1 ruck role so north should keep pumping games into him.

Dusty’s kidney

Thanks guys! Also – what’s the general vibe around sideways trading the likes of Dunkley/Treloar etc who have had decent starts to get Heeney who is cheaper, had a better start.

Maverick

No Definitely not.

Russty_

That’s a waste of a trade there mate, you’ll run out doing things like that.

DishMaster

I would never trade a healthy player with an average over 100 or ranked top 8 unless it was a ruck and the top 2 rucks were averaging 115+

demonsdelight

hold

Derek

ahhhhh…… the PANIC ROOM just when i needed it!!

deep breath…. this is my Thursday morning team trade thoughts.

Gawn to Hewett (via Hayes to R2 & DeKoning to F8)

Mead to Cripps.

This will depend on Hayes being named this week. Give me a chance to look at Preuss and bring him in to R2 in a week or two. Preuss may eventually get DPP and go forward as my ruck back up.

I’m ok with Hewett at D5 instead of Gibcus, but i wasn’t keen on trading Daniel or Whitfield to Hewett, don’t think there is much to gain. Hewett may stay as a D6/7 all year.

Gawn clearly has had a role change and we need to sit back and see who will be the potential R2 for the season.

Rick Grimes

Nice moves Derek. I’m also jumping off Gawn. I was never really sold on him but couldn’t work out the best alternative. I’m still not sure there is one. Probably going to go to Jackson and see how Pruess looks. Then flick Jacko forward if he’s a goer. Jackson will make some cash and if he can average 90 odd he will be a serviceable F6. I then potentially have Pruess and Hayes at R3 / R3 who will make enough coin to have whoever I want come byes. That’s the plan, anyway.

Rick Grimes

R2/R3*

harryhoudinis

Surely Hayes is picked at least this week. Long term may be shaky but I’d still expect he’s in and out at worst for a while. Surely Ryder’s only good for 2-3 consecutive games and Marshall’s hardly a reliable 22 gamer

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

What are you doing in the unlikely event that Hayes gets dropped.

Derek

If Hayes is dropped this week, I will trade in Jackson for Gawn (instead of Hewett) and Mead to Cripps

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m starting to get cold feet regarding trading out Max, the numbers say trade, but worried he will come back to some kind of form and Jackson will be like a yoyo. Thought about getting Xerri in and moving Hayes to R2, but that is way to risky as is Pruess, mainly due to the coaches, don’t like Witts. It’s just all too hard to come to a decision.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

On the extended interchange. Ryder on field. Not looking good.

Derek

i’m with you. as of now, i’m going to hold my trades, keep Max. Remember he wasn’t that bad round 1, just gave away 6 free kicks otherwise would have had an ok score. round 2 was a nice matchup for Jackson and melbourne have said they will look at the ruck options depending on the match ups.

plus Melb are playing Essendon, Draper and 2 Meter against Max and Jackson, i like that match up.

Maverick

How good is that will smith and Whitfield photo hahaha terrific stuff that!

Alright gentleman let’s get back on track.. What do we think of bowey? We all know he has Salem’s role .. and realistically I think he averages 75-80 for the next 5 weeks which with a 150 in his BE I’d enough to make $150-200k and funding the moves below….

My trades are as follows:

Whitfield -> bowey
Titch -> Brayshaw
Berry -> Cripps.

Leaves my defence as:
Crisp short Hewett bowey hinge McCartin (de koning Wilmot)

Midfield: Macrae touk Brayshaw Neale Cripps Rowell JHF Daicos (ward Stephens MacDonald)

Cheers community

Russty_

Pretty good moves there I think Mav, even though Bowey looks like Napoleon Dynamite’s brother, he sure doesn’t play like him, I like how cool he is under pressure, and for a 19 year old! His interview on 360 the other day was funny, his camera kept falling over sideways.

Maverick

Thanks russty,
Yeah I don’t expect bowey to drop another 150 but I think he just needs to hit that 75-80 and maybe one more 90-100 in the next 5 weeks and his cash gen will tick over nicely. I hope the Brayshaw & Cripps IN offsets the whitfield -> bowey move a bit and makes it not so risky…

Russty_

I’m hanging onto Whitfield myself, only because I already have Bowey, but those moves can cause some regret later when we look back. How many times in the past have we traded a player out after 2 crap scores for the next big thing and then they start scoring, and the next big thing totally duds it LOL, I don’t think this will happen with Bowey but it has happened plenty of times in the past.

Maverick

Yeah this is true it hurts when that happens too doesn’t it haha but it’s the eye test for both Titch and Whitfield and they’re failing it. Titch looks so bad playing
parts forward and looks hampered by that groin no doubt he bounces back but I’m not waiting round. Whitfield had a role change or GWS’s game plan has changed. Whitfield may get that role back eventually but I’m not waiting too find out on that either I don’t think.

I see I have you in JRs mega league too russty, good luck mate 😉

Russty_

Same to you mate, hope it’s a close game and I win by one point 😉

harryhoudinis

I’ve wrestled with Whitfield v Bowey all week but I’m going the safer option in retaining Whitfield. Could come back to bite me of course

FranklinShow

Need to trade 1 to go to Cripps who does the community think makes more sense:

  • J Berry to Cripps
  • J Ward to Cripps
K.Sinny

Berry

Maverick

Agree ^^^

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Berry.

Ed

Steele to Cripps?

K.Sinny

Not worth a trade Steele will come good

Ed

Even if it allows a Chapman to Hall defensive upgrade?

K.Sinny

I’d probably prefer Gawn down to someone to get cash for that.

harryhoudinis

I’m doing Titchell to Cripps. If you’re every going to sideways trade a premo, this is the week to do it. I’m hoping this is a one-off for the season

harryhoudinis

*ever

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

No.

Rick Grimes

That’s some classy photoshopping lads. A+

Weneverweaken

Heeney or Jackson?
I have Grundy English Preuss Hayes and Xerri already

harryhoudinis

I’d love to have them both. Jackson cheaper and less injury prone, ready to take the competition by storm. But if Heeney stays fit he could have an amazing year. Rather err on the side of caution and go Jackson

cash_cows

both punts in a way but heeney has burnt many before, myself included.

peter

Hi Guys…Do you think McGovern to Brodie is too sideways? I already have Xerri and all the other good rookies.

harryhoudinis

Do you like the teacups or the rollercoaster? Brodie hopefully should avg 80-85 with Fyfe out the next few weeks whereas McGovern will pump out a 110 then follow up with a 40. I have Brodie, confident in him but there could be more valuable trades out there. Not enough Cash to get to Jackson?

Peter

Thanks Harry..it will be a luxury trade..i am doing Gawn to Hall and Whitfield to Cripps..i could probably just het Jackson but want to save the $140k to get anothet premo next week or the week after

cash_cows

sort out the rookies and burn men first. Very unusual to be building the war chest for a premo coming in for R4 or R5. get em now or hold.

Lazza

Capt choice this week is a problem. Looks like my whole list is playing.. no loophole.. 🤔

harryhoudinis

Was just thinking the same Lazza. If the WCE players come out of COVID and Hayes is picked, I’ll likely have 30 playing too. Norf don’t have a tagger these days do they? Surely Neale to score 300?

Lazza

He’s my Capt at the moment. Has a good history against the Kangas

cash_cows

gonna be tricky again if macrae puts out 140 for VC

Mike

No, no tagger at North. LDU & Thomas out, Neale will go big again..

josh

g’day, a simple one for consideration..

berry – brayshaw
or
mcgovern – Hall

i’d prefer to hold berry over mcgovern and brayshaw possibly had matt debore next week, but i like the look of my onfield team more with option A. thoughts?

Lazza

Hi Josh, Brayshaw will go up ~$50k this week whereas Hall will be about half that.
McGovern won’t lose money this week so he’ll still be a trade out option next week..
You’ll be $30k+ behind on the trade if you hold Berry with less points too.I’d move on Brayshaw now .. Get your keepers in asap.
Hall is likely to get injured sometime through the season too.

AndyP7

Hey Community! I’m getting rid of Whitfield. Hall or Sicily? Hall is likely D1 if he stays fit. Sicily can be top 10 and gives me an extra $120K to play with.

cash_cows

How about short instead?
Hall a bit risky for me

AndyP7

I’ve already got Short. Hall strung 16 games together last season, so I think it’s worth the risk with his scoring potential.

LG14

1. T Thomas to Xerri
Serong to Cripps or Brayshaw? Like Brayshaw POD
Whitfield to rich/hall
or
2 Thomas to Heeney
Serong to cripps
Whitfield to Sicily
Already have Hewett Bowey etc

cash_cows

1st option but rich is a bit.. rich for me.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m panicking that two of my three trades will blow up in my face and I can’t do my third one without one of the other two, so I might just do nothing. Also Derek, have you updated the JR Survivor Div 1 yet, it looks the same, I thought 3 were getting eliminated each week.

Derek

I’ll do the Survivor update a bit later, there were a few coaches had slipped into multiple divisions that I had to sort out, will probably just do 2 eliminations from last week to be fair.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

So they did that after you told everybody to only join one division, they kind of deserve to be tossed out altogether.

Shawm54

Hey community. Currently tossing up between a couple of options. Either Whitfield and McGovern to Hall and Brodie, or use the trade boost and go Whitfield, McGovern and Gawn to Hall, Witts and Heeney. Thoughts?

Shawm54

Alternatively could go for Jackson instead of Witts and swing him forward when the time comes?

AndyP7

The latter are the exact trades I’m contemplating doing. I was even thinking of going all the way down to Sicily and banking $120K for a rainy day. I think Witts will be more reliable than Jackson. Jackson will have a higher ceiling, but a lower floor.

daniel

I’m tossing up between trading Dawson –> Bowey or Dusty –> Xerri to make room to bring in Cripps through Ward. Thoughts

cash_cows

any reason why it has to be either of those trades and not both? Dusty needs to go. I’m picking up xerri and cripps myself

daniel

I want to do both but I want to get in Sydney’s Stephens as well for Soligo

holty01

Good luck all for the round.

Russty_

Same to you bud, even though you don’t need any! lol

Shake n bake

Good luck l think l might need it!

Derek

thanks holty. i haven’t even looked to see who i have in the h2h games.

cash_cows

Big week this one.
Think these are the trades I’ll be making.
Gawn > Jackson
Whitfield > Xerri
Owens > Cripps

Likely be moving Jackson onto fwd line when I/we can better assess a solid R2. Will leave me with 265k in the chest.

cash_cows

I’ve also talked myself out of trading steele for now. Early week rage trade thinking.

Jordan

Who to not field, Daicos, Horne Francis or Stephens.

Russty_

Can you loophole? Stephens on the bench with the E on, if he scores well, leave Daicos off maybe?

Jordan

Depends on who west coast name.

Jordan

Who to not field, Daicos, Horne Francis, Stephens or Berry

daniel

I’m tossing up between trading Dawson –> Bowey or Dusty –> Xerri to make room to bring in Cripps through Ward.

My last trade is to bring in Sydney’s Stephens in replace of Soligo

Thoughts?

Lekdog

Why trading Dawson?

Daz

Does anyone know what time Sundays West Coast/Fremantle team line ups would be listed. Not on AFL site yet.

Daz

would be nice to know before the commencement of tonight’s game

Kat

Not sure of the time but I think it is around Sat lunchtime. I may be wrong though but think I heard it somewhere

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sat arvo.

Daz

Geez, here I am thinking WA was only 3 hours behind, thanks.

Lazza

They’re still not up Daz. Should have been listed by 6:25pm.

Jordan

Saturday 5.30 pm, because of covid, so West Coast know what players out of last week will be available.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR

The first week of Eliminations have come (if i was not the administrator i would have been in serious trouble this week)

Firstly, we had a few coaches join multiple divisions, so i have deleted some coaches and hopefully i’ve noticed most. If you know you are still in more than 1 division, please remove yourself.

As a result of removing a few coaches, who were also near the bottom of the scores, it is only fair that there are only TWO ELIMINATIONS THIS WEEK (it will be back to the regular 3 per division next round).

Unfortunately, the following coaches have been eliminated this week:

Div 1: SBFC & Keats

Div 2: C’e Solo Inter F.C & Alpha Champignons

Div 3: Talbingo FC & Rapids

Div 4: Legends & Shielberight

Div 5: The dogs bollox & Paul D Hamstrings

Div 6: i8pp & Deans Stars

Div 7: Thegreatest & Denzo’s Destroyers

Div 8: Jlow3 & Maybe This Year?

Div 9: Dingus & The Elite Four

The above teams have been eliminated from their Groups.

At the other end of the scale, there was a bunch of good coaches who are now the proud wearers of the IMMUNITY NECKLACE for round 3 and therefore it doesn’t matter how crappy they go this week, they can’t be eliminated.

Div 1: BuildTheManAStatue (2498)

Div 2: BASSlenka (2479)

Div 3: Jack’s Giants (2539)

Div 4: Nuk Nuk (2539)

Div 5: Penske File (2468)

Div 6: Jaidyn Squeakinson (2567)

Div 7: flyers (2519)

Div 8: Athletico Dothraki (2517)

Div 9: Thewinningchoice (2507)

Good luck everyone

***** REMEMBER 3 ELIMINANTIONS THIS WEEK FOR EACH DIVISION*****

thanks fellas.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Some top scores there. I’m not even near it.

Kat

Neither am I John. Might be an early exit for me

Russty_

You just don’t have to be the last 2 mate, I’ve gone out in the first 2 to 3 weeks ever since Derek started it, hoping for a bit better this season.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yeah, I was about 150 pts ahead of one of the ones that went out, so fairly safe, but some of the scores were huge, I’m currently 9th out of the 30.

Russty_

I think I had a few close shaves last season, I would’ve gone out in round 1 if you could haha 1997

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The high scoring so far is just crazy, haven’t seen a start like this before.

holty01

👍

Shake n bake

Jaidyn just started working with me. And told him to join in for a bit of fun and he knocked out 2567!

Russty_

That’s like introducing your super-hot girlfriend to your new work friend and they end up stealing your girlfriend.

Lazza

AFL Announcement re Freo v Eagles
The AFL advises it has extended the deadline for team lodgements for Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles ahead of the RAC Derby to be played at Optus Stadium on Sunday, April 3.

Extended squads will not be submitted with final teams for both clubs to be released publicly at 2.30pm WST / 5.30pm EDT on Saturday, April 2.

The AFL is continuing to work closely with the West Coast Eagles who have multiple players in AFL Health and Safety protocols.

Derek

P McCartin needs to go on field tonight in case O’Driscoll is the medical sub again

Do we know if Darcy is playing this week. Only asking for Draft, got plenty of shares in Meek this week.?

Lazza

Latest was Darcy Is touch and go… can’t see them risking him.. I’ve traded him out, so if he plays and scores well I’ll be up for goose two weeks running 😁

Lazza

So we won’t see the Freo and Eagles teams till Saturday.. great.

Russty_

Well that blows, glad I don’t have any of em.

K.Sinny

Will Hayes play? Need to know because I was gonna trade Gawn to Heeney and out Hayes at R2 but obviously don’t want a donut

Russty_

I reckon he will, but we don’t know until we know.

holty01

That’s the big question. He is my F6 right now. What you end up doing Sinny?

Patrick

Trade Which too Cripps?

Ward and have a $30k bank

Or

Berry and have a $115k bank

Please and thank you

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Berry.

Lekdog

Ward for me, like having points on field

Patrick

Cripps comes on field and which ever I keep goes to the bench. So berry may well end up on the pine. Wouldn’t say him before JHF and Daicos at M7&8

Russty_

Nice work Mr English! (just wish I’d VC’d ya)….hope Jackson can also hit the ole ton-eroo

Rick Grimes

Will he miss a week? That was a bit high and late.

Russty_

Hope not mate, I have 5 ruckmen so it’s no biggy lol

Daz

Thought he just stood his ground. Should be fine, Blakey continued playing.

Lekdog

think it’ll be a fine

holty01

Nice mate

Mike

Nice work indeed. I brought him in for Dusty last week. Got rid of Max for Preuss too

Rick Grimes

Thank the SC Gods I didn’t field Stephens. He might get dropped after delivering that stinking turd. Macrae took the 2nd half off too. Nice work Dunks, at least.

Russty_

I don’t feel so bad now about not getting him in, Nice from Dunks..had the vc on macca so now it’ll have to be Neale.

Rick Grimes

Yea same. Have to actually think about it now. Neale seems the go. Everyone will be on him.

Russty_

Maybe Cripps Rick, just to change it up a bit.

Tophawk

Gday Russty, I decided to take the VC off Macrae this week after his great VC efforts in the first two rounds. This week its Neale VC going into Cripps. I wish I had Tim English now. LOL He is fast becoming the number one ruck option this season.

Russty_

Hi TH, good call with the VC choice this week, Neale into Cripps is very strong, hopefully for both of us Neale kills it again 🙂
It’s a bit scary and surreal to trade out Max Gawn for anyone but English has been great and I’m hoping Jackson will be a keeper too.

Derek

My boy Daniel took the seconds half off as well. Was on 59 at half time. 1 touch in 3rd quarter and 3 in the 4th, for a 72 points total.

Russty_

Hopefully he’ll come good for you, You don’t need 60’s and 70’s from your def keeper.

AndyP7

Going Witts over English stings, as does fielding Stephens.
Whitfield to Hall or Sicily and bank $120K for a rainy day?

Russty_

I think Hall, if you’re gonna go sideways, it may as well be a top 6 on that line.

demonsdelight

Got to be Hall Hasn’t English got better.Up to the granny I thought he was ordinary then he got the better of Gawn early in the granny and hasn’t looked back. I started him instead of Jacko .Wish I had both

Russty_

Yeah mate he’s filled out now and doesn’t have the university Rowing team haircut anymore, I brought English and Jacko in this week, at the expense of Gawn unfortunately. Stephens on field is a bit of a bummer start for you mate.

holty01

Oh dear, looks like I will have to make a captain decision for the first time this year after MacRae finally had a average game with the vc.

Russty_

Yeah it’s not ideal mate, just hope they don’t tag Neale now.

holty01

It’s between him and Touk I reckon

Russty_

Do GWS usually do the tagging thing?

Maverick

We don’t really tag so Neale should be fine .

Russty_

I thought I saw something on one of the shows that said they might be thinking about it Mav.

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Maverick

Yeah just read something too that noble said actually so you might be right russty.. maybe Luke McDonald might run with him. Im not sure it’ll be a hard tag I’ll probably roll the dice on Neale I also VCd Macrae.

You might get the choccies this week russty you have a very strong side mate!

Russty_

Thanks mate but I think it could go either way, there’ll be a lot of close league games this year me thinks.

Lekdog

I avoided the VC on Macrae, he doesn’t love the Swans plus Libba back in the midfield mix.

Gawn into Neale for me

Rick Grimes

Anyone finding their team is more or less the same as their opponents? I’ve checked a few and it will come down to only a handful or less players.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ve just had a look at mine, I don’t usually until the last few games of the round, but mine are a bit different, the least is 5 and the most is 10, with a few 7,8,9, in between.

Russty_

7 to 10 is good John, that’s a healthy separation, when it’s only 4 or 5, you kinda know when you’re gonna lose or win that week.

Russty_

Very much so Rick, a win or a loss in the leagues could come down to 1 or 2 players, makes me wanna trade away from that scenario.

Maverick

Yeah definitely RG,
Teams at the beginning started so similar and now everyone are doing basically the same correctives to the same half a dozen blokes. As the upgrade season rolls round I hope a few PODs begin to show up in teams or else it might be a pretty boring year!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

After tonight’s game, I might have to rethink having three rookies on field in the midfield. So to upgrade one, I would have to do the three trades I was planning after all, instead of sitting on my hands and doing nothing.

Russty_

Do you mean Ward has to go John? I’m not agonizing over trades too much these days, I have too much bloody work to do on this land I’m on. I made the Gawn and Durdin to English and Jackson trade quite early in the week and just stuck to it.
Things seem to be working out for me so far this season…it’s a nice change, I might actually have a fairly decent year.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes you are doing very well Russty, first with your scores and now your trading. You are on a roll, usually a good start continues into the season, so here’s hoping for you Russty. I think I’m over thinking it, in the old days I’d work out my trades by Wednesday, wait till the teams came out and just do them before the round even started. Now I’m waiting until just before the games start in case there are any late outs, so I have too much time to think about it before hand. I am now just going to go for it (I think). Max to Jackson and to hell with the consequences, Whitfield to Hewett and Owens to Cripps, may the supercoach gods have mercy on me. By going Owens instead of Ward, I have to get Cripps over Brayshaw, but I decided I needed to keep the playing rookie.

Russty_

Thanks John but a lot of it is just luck with the starting selections.
I really like those 3 trades you’re doing, Cripps could very well be a much better choice than Brayshaw….or at least equal to.
Hewett is now able to be a midfielder without being a stopper/tagger, Owens to Cripps is a no brainer. Max to Jackson, we’ll have to see how that one works out for us but hey…it should be a hell of a ride haha.
I just checked my AFL Fantasy side and I’m currently ranked 315 haha, usually I rank about 20 to 30 thousand in that one every year. With that one though, it’s all about scoring..no need to worry about running out of trades.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It’s going to feel a bit strange wanting Cripps to do well instead of laughing when he goes sh%t and annoyed when he does well. What has my team come to having Macrae and Cripps in it, at the same time. If it was a house I’d have to get it smudged, to cleanse it

Russty_

Worse case scenario from here Cripps starts spudding or gets injured at least we will have banked some good points and or will have profited 100 to 120k before moving him on, hope he stays fit this year cause I like watching him work.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, if he continues on his merry way we should get a cash generation of at least $100,000 on top of some 90-125 range scoring.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, getting Hewett and Cripps in seemed the right play, Jackson I’m not sure about, but had to do that trade so I could do the Owens to Cripps trade.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Western Bulldogs 80 free kicks in 3 matches, 50 against. English 12 frees for and 4 against, keep em coming.
Steele needs 170 Vs Rich to ave more than Macrae for the season.
Trade Boost Xerri in for Dixon or Ward?

Lekdog

Dixon

James

Thoughts on my first 3 trades this week?
Chapman -> Hewett
Berry -> Cripps
Darcy -> Ginnivan (Hayes on field in ruck)

Last one is the one I’m uncertain about, I had Preuss in for Ginnivan until today but with all the uncertainty of the ruck wouldn’t mind just waiting and seeing while making some cash. If Hayes isn’t named might have to go back to that plan. Unfortunately just short on the cash for Jackson.

Maverick

Love the first two, James.
I don’t like the Darcy too ginnivan. I don’t really rate ginnivan and Hayes at R2 for me is way too risky we don’t even know if he’s best 22 when Ryder returns. Your playing with fire there. Preuss is named solo ruck without Flynn he’s a serious consideration if your looking for a cash grab

Derek

I like the Preuss option but it is best to wait a week or two and see how he goes.

demonsdelight

Pruess could well be a great cash cow and a direct swap with Dixon now that Darling’s back

James

Cheers Maverick yeah getting cold feet on that one, wishing there was a clearer target and fair one with Ryder. Don’t trust Darcy even if he does get up this week but maybe Preuss is the better bet even if I’d love to see him for a week or two first

James

Stopped me from making a huge mistake, thanks bud!

Weneverweaken

Slightly off topic. I’m using the phone app and couldn’t work out how to move people between positions when trading. Now solved.
On the trading screen, if you hit the minus it brings up all your players and allows the DPP switches

Corey

Should I trade Whitfield to Bowey, McGovern to Xerri and Ward to Cripps

this would mean Hewett is my D3 and that pushes Rowell to M6 for me, Xerri slots in as F4

Lekdog

Essentially Whitfield to Cripps which seems doable

Corey

Secure Xerri and Bowey as well to increase cash gen hopefully I can sit on my trades for the next 4-5 weeks after this and let the cash cows grow

LG14

Boys need a bit of help here
Doing the classic
Serong to Cripps
Thomas to Xerri
with 200k left over

Do I do
1. Ward to Green
2 Whitfield to Rich/hall – already have bowey
3. Or leave the boost for another week.

Bit worried as I have weakened my fwd line with A premo Thomas to Xerri and havent upgraded anywhere.

Thanks!!

LG14

or even Durdin to Jackson??

Lekdog

don’t hate this option

Mike

I resisted the urge to trade Whitfield. Keeping trades is too important for me.

Russty_

Thomas wasn’t a premo yet mate, he was a potential premo, Xerri could end up scoring the same as Thomas, I don’t think you need to trade Whitfield, he’ll have to turn things around soon.

David C

I don’t think Stef Martin was ever going to play for the dogs this week. Bevo said earlier in the week they are committed to the 1 ruck setup with English. And last nights game pretty much ensures that continues.

Lekdog

Good news for owners

glenn

Who to bring in for R2?
Witts or Jackson?

Lekdog

Jackson over Witts for FWD status

Jordan

Field Rachele or Nic Martin

Lekdog

Rachele

Jordan

Cheers Lekdog, blues up and about!

TRIGGA HAPPY

I’m panicking for getting sorted for the fire sale team.
Been insanely busy so SC has taken a back seat.
Thought I’d put these 3 trades out though so no one can say I swapoed team after games played.

Trade 1. Sheil – Will Brodie
Gives me enough cash for
Trade 2. Taylor Adams- Christian Petracca.
Trade 3.
Serong (appears to be carrying an injury) straight swap to Crippa.

Will provide update next week on how team is going but feel three trades above strengthen team
Btw no trades last week.

The experiment continues….

Rick Grimes

What are the rules? Can you switch your fire sale player to anyone or do they also need to be underpriced. Petracca is the same price he started. Cheap admittedly, but I wouldn’t call him a fire sale.

demonsdelight

tracca ‘s what you call special needs yes underpriced but a must selection for Trigg ON the right TRAC TRIGG

TRIGGA HAPPY

yep that’s the new name of the fire sale team
On the right TRAC.

TRIGGA HAPPY

start with fire sale players (no one over $550k) and then build team up to best you can get as long as you can afford them, so need to sell players to afford the big boys. Buy sell for current value on SC. So pretty much same as you would rules as you would play SC but you dont start any of the big $ players.

TRIGGA HAPPY

as always VC dunkley, C Neale.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Crippa appears to good of value for money to pass up this round.

Jarrod Berry you have done and scored about what I thought you would. A little under whelming. Thanks for your service. Welcome capt Carlton. 😃

Russty_

Best time to jump on Trig apart from rd 1…go Crippa!

TRIGGA HAPPY

Love ya work on the pic on the front. 😉
Take that.
Slap.

ST1974

I don’t have a lot of cash to play with and after trading Dusty to Hawkins instead of Heeney zero confidence in my trade strategy. Thoughts on whether I should trade Ridley and who to bring in if I did. My def is Crisp, Sicily, Hewett, Bowrey, Gibcus and Dekoning. I am also looking to trade Owens, Baldwin or Soglio but can only afford West Coast rookies who won’t be named until 5.30pm tomorrow so I don’t know if any of them will be named.

Appreciate any advice. Thanks Community.

Kat

Don’t think I would trade RIdley, he scored 102 last week. Be careful of the WC players, are they top up? and if so will only last a week or 2 so not worth a trade. Do you have Martin for Essendon, cheap forward, although he is only playing his second game so should wait unless you need someone playing this week

ST1974

Thanks Kat. I have had Nick Martin from the start and he is on the field. I just don’t know what to do with the rookies on my bench who are not getting a game and have no coverage if Hayes doesn’t play on Sunday for the Saints. I would like to avoid the Eagles rookies, however, there does not appear to be too many other options that I can afford due to mistakes I made when setting up my initial team.

Kat

Hayes is on the bench and playing Sunday teams just in

Lekdog

Don’t select West Coast rookies, hold Ridley

ST1974

Thanks Lekdog. Thoughts on trading Baldwin to Skinner (PA) via Dekoning (DPP) or is Skinner’s job security not worth the trade.

Ray

What an important trade week it is this week! What option works best?
Whitfield to Bowey & Crouch to Miller, OR
Milera to Bowey & Crouch to Traca?
Cheers all, happy Friday!

Donavan

Option 2 – Milera to Bowey & Crouch to Tracca.
I think Whitfield is a keeper, despite his slow start.

Ray

Thanks mate. I’m leaning to that myself, simply because I would most likely regret trading out Whitfield. Plus Milera won’t do much at the moment.

Lion Tamer

Bought in Heeney, Jackson & Bowey for Whitfield, Steele & Baldwin.
Tracey is still laughing.
Looks like I might be doing the dishes for another week

Russty_

She won’t be laughing if Jacko and Bowey smash it again 🙂

Lion Tamer

She’s laughing so hard her belly button popped out

gator59

Jack hayes has been named in the side against richmond

Russty_

Nice!…thanks mate.

K.Sinny

Tossing up between a few different trades.
1. Gawn > Brodie, Soligo Brayshaw with Hayes at R2.
2. Gawn > Pruess, Soligo > Brayshaw
3. Gawn > Jackson/Witt’s, Soligo > Rowell

K.Sinny

Or I can do the first one but Rowell instead of Brayshaw with $260k left in the bank.

Russty_

Jackson and Rowell for me mate.

Dave2008

Hi community. 

Can anyone explain why the league I am running is a pre season league and not filled yet? I dont remember choosing that as an option. Our fixtures arent full as well.

If anyone would like to join who is a beginner or intermediate player feel free!

League Code: 191820

Thanks!

Russty_

Hi Dave, not sure about ‘pre season’ league, maybe it’s saying that because it’s not filled yet?…but it should autofill with random players unless you fill it. You can add experts from the list, Lekdog is one of them. I’m only guessing what happened so have a look in the settings/rules and see how you set it up.

Dave2008

Thanks yes that is right I think . However in previous years the league has been filled with random players before the head to head starts? I dont want to add too many great experts as Im trying to win the league also! Checked the settings and cant see anything. Ill look again. Thanks!

Weneverweaken

I’ve joined if that’s ok. Last 3 years finished around the 10k mark
Started better this year cos I started with Cripps, Hewett and English 🙂

Dave2008

Thanks for joining! Welcome!

The Ranger

Do we think O’Driscoll will get named for Freo?
Painful not getting the Freo team til late.
If he doesn’t play I can loop Hinge and Gibcus.

gator59

Graham confirmed Fremantle’s No.10 draft pick Neil Erasmus will make his AFL debut in the derby cauldron.

gator59

Ruckman Sean Darcy (ankle) and midfielder Caleb Serong (knee) will be given every chance to prove their fitness before the team is named on Saturday.
Veteran midfielder David Mundy is the only Dockers player ruled out of the derby through health and safety protocols at this stage and captain Nat Fyfe (back) is still sidelined.

gator59

I think he’ll play Ranger

Damo

I’d imagine both O’Driscoll and Erasmus play a full game. Wouldn’t surprise to see a bit of an axe swing after last week’s performance.

The Ranger

Yeah I think so too. Not gonna risk it, I got burnt by trying too hard to loop last week. Lesson leant.

Mano

Considering the following. Too bold?
Gawn > Xerri via Hayes DPP
Whitfield > Hewett
Berry > Cripps
Thoughts?

Nathan

Back yourself in Mano! Everyone has their rules. But for me personally, this round is the only round where the rules don’t matter. Its your only chance for a do-over. How many times in life do we get to say “I wish had of done this… instead of…”. In Supercoach, this is that round

Russty_

Bit risky Mano but no risk no fun I say!, by risky I mean if Hayes has a quiet one this week and Ryder has a good one, Hayes might find himself out if Ratts doesn’t think he fits into the fwd line balance of smalls and talls.

Daniel

Sam De Koning or Josh Gibcus on field this week? (No loops possible)

Russty_

I think DeKoning is capable of scoring more

Damo

I think I’d back in SDK. Was on track for a score around 70ish before his concussion vs Essendon.

Mike

I’ve got both on the bench. SDK got KO during the third.. only 6 touches until then.

Russty_

How weird to have 2 overlapping games on a friday night, good luck to all for tonight and this weekend. Hope you traded well. 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just did my first trade for the season. Max to Jackson and I feel sick.

Russty_

Have faith John…go Jacko!!!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m never traded Max out before, first time he won’t have been in my side since 2018.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ve

Russty_

I know right it’s bloody scary mate, hoping I haven’t made a huge mistake either! For me Jackson is a fwd so if he can ave 90-100 I’ll be happy.

Kat

Done the same thing John and Russty and it does feel wrong. Last year however, I did a similar thing with Grundy. Trading him out when he was having a bad run and trading in a rookie ruck who was going really well (can’t remember his name) but he made lots of money and then traded Grundy back in at his low price. I was lucky that I had some trades left to do this and it was great cash generation, so hoping for the same here. Also, I am thinking I am getting a cheap forward in Jackson as a keeper, or hoping anyway, who knows

Russty_

That sounds like a happy ending Kat (with Grundy last year), doesn’t seem to be a lot between Gawn and Jackson although both their scores are a bit crap at half time. Hoping Jackson ends up being a fwd line keeper.
I hope that guy who was asking about trading Ridley out didn’t do it.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Happy with the trade so far, wasn’t expecting Jackson to outscore Max, just wanted him to be close, both might only end up in the 80-90 range at best if it’s like the first half. Jackson’s score hardly moved in the second quarter. Regarding Ridley why on earth would anyone want to trade him out, after the first round he was on notice yes, but he came back alright last week.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag