Your Best Supercoach Team

by Motts on January 30, 2014

Our man Ro0STA has been hard at it again, this time looking at the best blokes you need to consider at each position. Following a pure G’n’R approach, he’s come up with some fine talent. I’ve got no doubt more than a few of these blokes will be in your team. Take it away, mate….

Picking a solid starting Supercoach line-up can be somewhat daunting with the high quality talent available for selection this year. Everyone knows Supercoach is the ultimate balancing act; you have to carefully select a squad of 30 with the right mix of premium stars, youngsters in the form of cash cows, points of difference (PODs) compared to your opponents and big improvers who are set to break out this season. Whatever your approach, one thing is for sure – you can only taste victory and prolonged success by capitalising on your teams’ earnings, keeping trades until the finals and using them to upgrade certain players when the time is right!

I am a big believer of having a large midfield…by that, I mean having DPP’s in both my FWD and DEF lines who can play through the midfield. This gives you the flexibility to move players around to ensure you always have the best 22 scoring and a greater potential for players to move around and play in different areas on the field to earn more points. This is because contested ball winning and clearances can earn a lot of points. Using just 1 example, look at Sam Mitchell. He was given a new role in 2013 and played mostly off half back in an attempt to cover big name injuries to his teammates and also was placed there in an attempt to break his tag. His possessions remained high and he was still reliable with the ball under immense pressure. Not only that, but he still spent a fair chunk of time through the midfield. Mitchell averaged over 100, meaning he remained a super reliable choice last year and should again, be considered in your backline this year.

So without going into specific detail about each player, I am going to make the following basic recommendations of who you should be considering with selection for your starting line-up. These players may seem obvious and also a bit strange – because you want to have a good mix…starting off with a large group of cash cows, a small blend of superstar premiums, 1 or 2 POD’s and a few break out players you’re anticipating for this season. I certainly hope this helps you with most of your on-field team as well as the majority of your bench options:

DEFENDERS:

Stars – Pick 3 of the following:
Jimmy Bartel
Jarrad McVeigh
Sam Mitchell
Bob Murphy
Heath Shaw
Andrew Walker

Rookies/Bargains – Pick 3 of the following:

Matthew Fuller
Kade Kolodjashnij
Luke McDonald
Shaun Edwards
Sam Docherty
Jeremy Laidler

MIDFIELDERS:

Stars – Pick 3-4 of the following:

Gary Ablett
Joel Selwood
Ryan Griffin
Jobe Watson
Scott Pendlebury
Josh Kennedy
Kieran Jack
Marc Murphy

Rookies/Bargains – Pick 4 of the following:

Jack Martin
Dom Tyson
Lewis Taylor
Luke Dunstan
James Aish
Anthony Morabito
Claye Beams
Josh Kelly
Jonathan O’Rourke

RUCKS:

Stars – Pick 2 of the following:

Will Minson
Todd Goldstein
Matthew Kreuzer
Nic Naitanui

Rookies – Pick 2 of the following:

Fraser Thurlow
Michael Apeness
Daniel Currie
Sam Michael

In most Supercoach sides I have evaluated in preparation for 2014, a lot of people have opted for a very expensive bench or a combination of middle-priced ruckmen who, given their abilities and past scores, start EXTREMELY cheap. For example, can you really look past Docker giant Aaron Sandilands at $310k, given the fitness of their ruck stocks? You might also consider the likes of mid-priced Hamish McIntosh or the Pies new #1 ruckman in Brodie Grundy? Lobbe will be carrying most of Port’s ruck duties this year too. It’s also a toss-up between 2 Saint regulars for 2014 who will get a lot of gigs; Tom Hickey and Billy Longer.

FORWARDS:

Stars – Pick 3 of the following:

Patrick Dangerfield
Dustin Martin
Chad Wingard
Lance Franklin
Travis Cloke
Chris Mayne

Rookies – Pick 3 of the following:

Dayle Garlett
Jesse Hogan
Zac Merrett
Shane Kersten
Gary Rohan
Mitch Honeychurch

Good luck to all Supercoach players in 2014!

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Ya-aa-ablett January 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

No love for the mid pricers? Surely Daisy or Matty Suckling could get a gig

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

This is more of a G’n’R approach as Motts said in the introduction. So you’ll notice that the price tag on every player I mentioned in either in the very top or bottom echelon for that part of the round.

You are right however with the mid-pricers. I’m not jumping on Daisy just yet, but Suckling is definately in my backline and Caddy is perched up forward, he’s the man I am predicting to have a huge year!

RoOSTA

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Nateo January 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm

He lads first crack at this years team what you lads think? Rooks not set yet

DEF: McVeigh, Mitchell, Swallow, Suckling, Laidler, Mcdonald (Fuller, Cutler)
MID: Gaz, Swan, Rockliff, Murphy, Beams, Daisy, J Martin, Polec, C Beams (Ellis, O’Rourke)
RUC: Lobbe, Sandi (Thurlow, Nankervis)
FWD: Danger, Dusty, Wingard, Buddy, Rohan, Kersten (Honeychurch, Garlett)

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Nateo January 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

46k left in kitty also

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PK Strikers January 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

You have 11 midfielders in this team I wish I could pick 11

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Nateo January 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

oh oops no Daisey

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Very strong team. I like Swallow down back, I’m sure he’s underrated by most coaches when considering their backline. YOu might want to consider a switch of Nankervis to Apeness. I say that because with both Clarke and Griffin injured in the early stages of the season, he is more likely to get a run (could even slot in as FWD line bench spot in place on Honeychurch).

Lobbe is an interesting choice for ruck as a POD. I think he’ll be sitting pretty in a full-time role there unless the injures himself, when Redden will come in. Great work there otherwise!

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Nateo January 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Thanks mate =]

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Matteo January 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Great write up Roosta. Whist I’m looking like locking in one of Sandi or HMac (or both) I would like at least one premium ruck. What’s your thoughts on cox? Has always been consistent, is burning up the track ATM and with nic back he could spend time up fwd to kick goals. I was considering nic but I’m just not sure he will hold up the whole year. Also is J Martin a lock? He has been for me all year but is very pricy.

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ARC January 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Think I’m moving on from Cox. Looking at Minson or Goldstein

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm

As i said with mid-priced Rucks, if you have the cash, it’s not really going to hurt you all that much if you had Sandi on the field and HMac as a back-up, or vice-versa. We all know know both are susceptible to injury. I don’t think you can really make a ‘wrong’ choice for ruck if you had either of those blokes, or both in your team. However Nic Nat is a certain lock for me…Cox is great and has been both reliable and durable for his age, but we are heading towards the prime of NicNat’s career. If he’s as fit and ready to go as I’ve been reading he’ll run rings around Coxy. I’ve slotted him in over Goldy and Minno, too.

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Big call coming back from OP. No doubt he has the potential to be a “once in a generation” ruckman from the snippets we have seen.

But is a 200ppg return from hmac/sandi for a single premium price not well worth considering? With Longer at #3 and a dpp such as apeness, thurlow at #4, and tex as an f5/f6 you have ample depth and can afford probably two extra premiums elsewhere?

Plus, far greater growth potential, albeit at far greater risk.

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MJ January 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

On the money again Ro0STA.

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JJFyzz January 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hi RoOsta,

Thanks for the write up, this site and the SupercoachTalk team are sensational.

I was having a think this morning as I was making v52 of my team. My thought was this, in the early stages of the season the goal is cash generation to upgrade to premos ASAP. You try to start the season off with as many players that you want in your final 22. In v52 I have between 12-14 players that I believe can and probably should be in my final 22. This obviously then limits my ability to generate cash as I have a lower number of rookies to do this.

My question is this, has anyone gone down the path of only spending say 6MIll and fielding mostly rookies to generate as much early season cash as possible. Thus allowing you to pick off fallen premos or just premos in general as and when you can?

I understand this strategy would impact severely on overall place and early season wins but may be successful in getting to full premos ASAP for those only after the leagues win.

As I write this is sounds like a stupid idea, but I haven’t heard anyone bring it up before.

Oh and here’s my team

Backs: Bartel, SMitchell, Hanley, Suckling, L McDonald, J Laidler (T Cutler, M Fuller)
Mids: GAJ, Pendles, Jobe, Cotchin, Smurphy, D Beams, C Beams, Dunstan (D Garlett, J Hunt)
Rucks: Grundy, Sandi (Longer, Nankervis)
Fwds: Danger, Wingard, Buddy, G Rohan, L Taylor, Honeychurch (Markworth, D Towers)

At the moment I’ve just thrown in the rookies that are mentioned as potential. Let’s be far until the NAB Challenge all we need to worry about is getting the backbone of our team right.

Love to hear you thoughts

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I personally would never limit my salary cap spend to 60-70% with that strategy to field nothing but rookies (and a few premiums)…as not only are you forcing more trades than you’d probably care to admit, you can never plan for season-ending or long term injuries, which happen to the best of us. If you want to make it through the year and into the finals, assuming you have a competitive league,you are taking a bigger risk on the price drops and price increases with your rookies and guns and hoping that they are ‘at your liking’ when you do make your trades. Extremely risky.

To give you an idea of my main league in 2013, it was 2 wins that separated top spot and 9th on the ladder before the finals started, so dropping a game round 19 before the finals if you were sitting 5th could have kicked you out of the top bracket all together!

The team is pretty good, but I think you lack 1 real solid premium in your rack. YES, Sandi can be (and probably is) your idea of a premium, but we have to wait until he’s giving us consistent scores over 100 to slap the label back on him. I mentioned above Nic Nat, Goldy and Minno are A-grade choices if you can afford, or even HMac and Lobbe are good smokies.

If you need money for that change, I’d consider giving Cotch a miss, at least for the first half of the season (see how Tiges are travelling) to downgrade, if you want to call it that, to a Dayne Beams or Daisy Thomas. It’s a pretty good backbone lineup, but like you’ve said, a lot of the rookie decisions in our team really hinge on performances in the NAB challenge, which I will be watching closely.

RoOSTA

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Has real interest to me too, but looking back on the tpp 10 last year most of them ended up in the low to mid $13mil value. I was worth more than all but one of them.

Sure, picking rookies who will average 60ppg, will increase your team value quickly, but you burn a lot of trades.

With a late run of injuries, I got burned and despite leading most of my leagues until finals, I had my worst year due to carrying too many donuts.

It could work for you, if you get a little more lucky with injuries than I did last year. But I would at least spend $8.5 million, and steer clear of pendles and ablett to about rnd 4 or 5 and then after their initial drop cashcow begone! And bring them in.

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Mutley January 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I tried this last year, it was my first year, and i thought it would. Be good, but it was a fail.
After just one week i was in position 90,000 ish. I made cash quickly and upgraded and clawed my way back into the top 5% but it is definitely not the way to go. I held back $1,500,000 thinking i could upgrade quickly but it leaves you too far behind to be able to catch up

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JJFyzz January 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Great to know that someone tried it and it didn’t work.

As you can see, my team wasn’t set up to do this, it was just a thought!

Good luck this year.

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JJFyzz January 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Thanks RoOsta. I won’t be doing it either but thought it was an interesting point for discussion. Although you very quickly blew it that theory out of the water!

I’ve been messing around with the team got rid of Grundy and Cotchin form Nic Nat and Daisy. Which is pretty much who I had in v1 to v51.

JJFyzz

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Eagling January 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Another of my teams:

$10, 400 banked.

Defence Keepers: Jarrad McVeigh (10), Sam Mitchell (9), Pearce Hanley (10)

Defence Midpricers: Matt Suckling, Sam Docherty

Defence Rookies: Luke McDonald, Tom Cutler, Matt Fuller

Midfield Keepers: Gary Ablett (8), Scott Pendlebury (8). Jobe Watson (10), Tom Rockliff (10), Marc Murphy (9), Dayne Beams (8)

Midfield Midpricers: Dale Thomas

Midfield Rookies: Claye Beams, Anthony Morabito, Matt Crouch

Ruck Keeper: Matthew Lobbe (9)

Ruck Midpricer: Aaron Sandilands

Ruck Rookies: Michael Apeness, Sam Nankervis

Forward Keepers: Patrick Dangerfield (8), Lance Franklin (10)

Forward Midpricer: Alex Fasolo

Forward Rookies: Gary Rohan, Lewis Taylor, Dayle Gartlett, Mitch Honeychurch, Dane Markworth.

Bye Analysis (Premiums Absent)

Round 8: 0-3-0-1 (4)
Round 9: 1-1-1-0 (3)
Round 10: 2-2-0-1 (5)

Went for Rockliff over Cotchin because Rockliff has the round 10 bye rather than Cotchin’s round 8 bye.

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JB January 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Got totally carried away in the SC opening hysteria and forgot about my plan for the byes, good thinking Eagle.

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Quixotic January 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm

First Run:

DEF: Walker, Mitchell, Shaw, Seedsman, K.Kardashian :), Mcdonald (cutler,Fuller)
MID, GAJ, Pendles, Cotchin, Beams, Daisy, Murphy, Martin, Dunstan (Morabito, Taylor)
RUCK: Lobbe, Sandy (Thurlow, Nankervis)
FWD: Danger, Franklin, Wingard, Hogan, Rohan, Garlett (Kersten, Honeychurch)

Trying to get the main premos I expect to stay in the team while also maximising $$ off rookies. Some left of field selections there like Seedsman, but I think he is gonna have a breakout season. Bit expensive but for the last 110 rounds last year he had an avg of 99 with a 145, 126, 119 in there…

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Seedsman wasn’t on my radar but that kind of finish to the season deserves further investigation.

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Lisa January 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Seedsman has just had hip surgery – will miss the next 6 weeks, according to the Herald Sun a couple of days ago.

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Dan January 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm

DEF- Mitchell, Shaw, Hibberd, Birchall, Mckenzie, Fuller. (cutler, kolod…)
MID- Ablett, Pendlebury, Griffen, Beams, Thomas, Martin, Aish, Dunstan. (morabito, o’rourke)
RUC- Naitanui, Sandilands. (apeness, thurlow)
FWD- Dangerfield, Franklin, Gunston, Boyd, Hogan, Kersten. (garlett, honeychurch)

Rookies are pretty much just price holders at this point, and hopefully some of them can be replaced by cheaper players and give me something more in the fwd line (ie gunston to d.martin or simply another 400k+ player instead of boyd/hogan) but i think im going to go with depth in the back line to start since there are so many reliable options there.

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Jeffrey the Great January 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Gday to all my fellow SCers @ SCT!

Have had a great holiday break and pumped for the new season. Thanks for the writeup Roosta, it is very much appreciated.

Haven’t spent much time in this yet, so still a work in progress. :)

Defenders: J Mcveigh, Smitch, Suckling, S Edwards, L McDonald, J Laidler (T Cutler, M Fuller)

Mids: GAJ, Pendles, J Watson, D Beams, Daisy, J Martin, J Kelly, A Morabito (L Dunstan, L Taylor)

Rucks: Wilbur, Sandi (Grundy, Apeness)

Fwds: Danger, Dusty, C Wingard, J Hogan, G Rohan, S Kersten (D Garlett, M Honeychurch)

$292,500 in the war chest.

Have quite some money left over, not sure what to use it on.

Any thoughts/comments would be much appreciated.

Great to be back into SC!

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Mainly wondering if Kersten will get gametime, and if so, how much.

I was sitting on $800k spare and happy with my team, so blew it on Gunston and Smitch (for the flexibility). Realistically I think i gained about only 40-50 ppg for that $700k.

I think there is enough talent based on national championships and TAC level to name a lot of rookies and throw $300k straight onto a premium upgrade for whoever doesn’t make the cut.

The big problem in choosing a team is the bye rounds this year. If you load up with the usual premiums you will easily have a quarter of your budget out on the first bye.

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

If you want premiums going cheap similar to Daisy…you may want to consider Blues Skipper Marc Murphy, who would be a good upgrade to 1 or your medium priced midfield rookies using all that spare cash. After a season from hell plagued by injury, he’ll be playing with a point to prove. I highly doubt he is going to drop below the 500k price-point much this year. While I have only seen solid highlights from Apeness; it’s worth comparing this man – and the liklihood of game time and scores – with Fraser Thurlow. Bellchambers won’t be back until at least round 6…so in a team with only Ryder in the ruck where the Dons would prefer Daniher FWD and Hurley in DEF, theres’s a good chance Fraser will get more game time, provided he proves his worth in NAB challenges. He will at least add 100k into your bank and also comes a bit cheaper than Apeness too.

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I have looked at the thurlow option, with belchambers out.

Ryder/Grundy will be my #1 #2 combo in the other team, probably Longer at #3 and Thurlow #4.

All depends on how bad Belchambers REALLY is, and how well Daniher comes back.

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Belly has done the liagaments on both sides of his ankle and surgery was the best option. Round 5-6 was best case scenario, but with big men who have knee or ankle troubles, EFC won’t rush him back unless Dons struggle up forward and start the year 2-3, etc. Ryder has potential to score big, however it was never frequent enough for me when he was in my team…that was 3 years ago…and I’m a bomber man!

RoOSTA

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

That’s a lot later than I had heard. Certainly brings Thurlow and Ryder into serious consideration, pending preseason form.

Thanks for the input.

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Jeffrey the Great January 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Cheers Roosta. Will see what I can do. Smurf does look like a viable option.

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

$96k remaining. Current draft of Harbour Heroes

Defenders:

1. Bartel, J $572,500 MID GEE

2. McVeigh, J $572,500 MID SYD

3. Swallow, D $429,400 MID GCS

4. Suckling, M $312,200 HAW

5. Shaw, R $299,400 SYD

6. Kolodjashnij, K $197,300 GCS

Bench:
23. Scharenberg, M$192,300 COL

24. Langdon, T $117,300 MID COL

Midfielders

7. Ablett, G $695,000 GCS

8. Watson, J $601,300 ESS

9. Mitchell, S $562,000 DEF HAW

10. Thomas, D $341,800 CAR

11. Martin, J $222,300 GCS

12. Billings, J $207,300 FWD STK

13. Beams, C $183,400 BRL

14. Michie, V $172,600 MEL

Bench:

25. Crouch, M $117,300 ADE

26. Honeychurch, M $117,300 FWD WBD

Rucks

15. McIntosh, H $332,900 GEE

16. Sandilands, A $310,700 FRE

Bench:

27. Apeness, M $137,300 FWD FRE

28. Nankervis, T $117,300 SYD

Forwards

17. Dangerfield, P $609,000 MID ADE

18. Martin, D $549,200 MID RIC

19. Dixon, C $487,900 RUC GCS

20. Franklin, L $487,700 SYD

21. Gunston, J $447,400 HAW

22. Rohan, G $176,200 SYD

Bench:

29. Boyd, T $217,300 GWS

30. Taylor, L $117,300 MID BRL

Notes: Heaps of DPP Flexibility.

15 different teams used. No PA, WC or NM. Cannot see great value in these teams. other than Luke McDonald, but Langdon fills that place nicely. Langdon used in conjunction with Scharenberg under the “one will play principle”. McDonald will be in my other team.

5 players from Sydney and GCS used, but expect to cashcow out 2 from each team before the bye.

Only one premo from each side used – Unless you consider players at Dixon/Franklin price as premium.

Consider rookies as placeholders for a price point. Josh Kelly, Anthony Murabito, Jesse Hogan Ben Lennon, Todd Banfield, Dayle Garlett etc can easily substitute in based on preseason form and will probably fill similar roles in my second team.

Players most on chopping block – Gunston, Mitchell, Boyd, Crouch, Ablett (for Pendles of course)

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Even though I was a big fan of how Patton went about his footy, I hate picking YOUNG key forwards in my team for the agony of inconsistency. Cloke, Petrie, Roughy, etc. They are all capable of huge scores, then sometimes pull out a random 60 points. Can’t afford that…

Same goes with Tom Boyd – for my team at least. If i were you, I’d seriously consider spending an extra 70k and upgrade Boyd to Tex Walker, you know what sort of performances he’s capable of and having the ability to kick goals from as far out as Cloke can change games. The Crows were lost without him last year.

Just my opinion, but I’d be going for Thurlow over Nankervis as a bench ruckman given Sydney senior lineup will be harder to break into, unless there’s word out that Longmire plans to unleash him as ealy as possible with Pyke and i haven’t heard?

RoOSTA

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harbour heroes January 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

More as injury cover for Pyke. Nankervis’ TAC and National championships were massive, and I cannot see Derickx or Tippett playing #1 ruck in Pyke’s absence.

Plus, he’s a cheap VC loophole until the insurance policy gets cashed in. Sydney get a lot of sunday games. So too do freo.

Thurlow is on my radar but I think Belchambers will be back before the injured fleet of freo rucks, which were due to start coming back around round 5? Until then, if Sandi goes down, my belief is apeness gets a gong, even if only as a second ruck/forward option.

As just stated above (probably after your post) I will use Thurliw as a bench ruck for Ryder above in my #2 team if Belchambers is gone a while. Ryder is imho 10-15 points better without him in the team and that moves Ryder from “reasonable” to “underpriced” and would make a big POD.

Tex might well replace Boyd. Boyd was just me burning some of the $800k surplus I had. I agree on the no key forwards principle, and he was the last player put in my side (with smitch).

If tex is fit for round 1 and has actually played in a preseason match, he will be considered. If not, he will probably be an upgrade for about round 5.

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Rocky Balboa January 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Hi everyone had a crack today, subject to change a million times…

Defenders: J.McVeigh, S.Mitchell, P.Hanley, K.Kolodjashnij, L.McDonald, J.Laidler. Bench: T.Cutler, M.Fuller.

Midfield: G.Ablett, S.Pendlebury, J.Watson, T.Cotchin, D.Beams, D.Thomas, J.Martin, D.Tyson. Bench: J.Aish, V.Michie.

Rucks: H.McIntosh, A.Sandilands. Bench: M.Apeness, T.Nankervis.

Forwards: P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, L.Franklin, A.Fasolo, N.Bock, G.Rohan. Bench: D.Garlett, M.Honeychurch.

18,500 remaing.
Went heavy in the mids with lack of forward option. Went for the risky mid prices in the ruck. Love to hear some of your thoughts and potential changes. Cheers.

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RoOSTA January 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I had Bock, got rid of him. Unless he’s fit and ready to go round 1 and gets a spot on s young developing side each week, might be a bit of a risk and an early trade for you. I’m really liking the idea of Shane Kersten as a bench option. Very nice backline…I think like most, we hope Laidler gets a game given his low price in the early parts of the season.

Glad to see I’m the only one with Caddy in my FWD line thus far, he may prove to be one of my best PODs.

RoOSTA

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Rocky Balboa January 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Cheers RoOSTA, will take your points into consideration.

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BigRuss January 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Well lads heres the likely incarnation of my team come round one. 80k in the kitty. Rucks are doing my head in this year.

Mitchell Enright Hurn Suckling Koladjshni Mcdonald
Cutler Fuller

Gaz Pendles Watson Beams Murphy Martin Aish Michie
Dunstan O’Rourke

Hmac Sandilands
Hickey Thurlow

Danger Dusty Buddy Gray Kersten Garlett
Impey Taylor

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Schwarzwalder January 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm

For those of us out of the country, who is this Kolodjashnij? Is he already a lock for Rd.1? Haven’t seen any write ups on him yet……

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Bender January 31, 2014 at 1:50 am

Kade Kolodjashnij: Taken at pick 5 in last years national draft by the Gold Coast Suns. His twin brother Jake got taken by Geelong later on in the 3rd round of the same draft. Can play, big points scorer at junior level and I reckon he’ll be there round one and beyond.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-01-30/fantasy-team-builder-kolodjashnij

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Schwarzwalder January 31, 2014 at 5:24 am

Thanks guys. As always, I appreciate all the help I can get. Will keep a closer eye on those afl profiles. Sounds like he will be decent bench coverage or even D6……

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sodes January 31, 2014 at 1:39 am

, But listen mate we will let you know what’s going on, One thing I know in life is I can play this game and I won’t let you down

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@dotrat February 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Thanks for the grunt work Roosta, a great head start! Cheers

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Joe February 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Roosta u r an absolute legend mate!!!
Sorry to bother u but could u have a look at my team?
Really appreciate it if u could!!

Leftover: $38500
Defenders- McVeigh,Mitchell,Hanley,Birchall,Suckling,McDonald (Cutler,Fuller)
Midfielders- Gaz,Rockliff,Murphy,Beams,Chapman,Daisy,JMartin,Tyson (Morabito,Crouch)
Rucks- NicNat,Sandi (Apeness,Nankervis)
Forwards- Danger,Buddy,Crameri,Hogan,Rohan,Taylor (Garlett,Honeychurch)

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Peter WRX February 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Hey Roosta,
This is my 4th year in SC, and all other years have been a misery start and catch up for months trading out duds.
Hoping you might give me your thoughts on my side. Some pretty good stars, some good rookies and some good mid price players-maybe a few POD’s fingers crossed.
But then I think this is the case every year and it gets me no where!

DEF: H Shaw, T McKenzie, S Atley, M Jamison, M Suckling, R Shaw, L McDonald, K Kolodjashnij
MID: Ablett, Deledio, L Parker, J Viney, V Michie, J Caddy, J Martin, C Beams, L Dunstan, M Honeychurch
Ruck: Mummy, Grundy, Apeness, T Downie
FWD: B Harvey, Roughie, C Dixon, J Daniher, J Elliot, S Crameri, L Taylor, J Kennedy-Harris
$12,700 left over

Any help would be appreciated, thanx

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Ernie February 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Hey red red, here’s my first crack at this years team I know it will change plenty but pls pass on yr inner most thought, good bad and otherwise. Trying to get some clarity on my premise and young pups.
Backs. J mcviegh S mitchell C enright D swallow M suckling L McDonald.. T culter M fuller

Mids. Ablett pendles Griffen Murphy d beams v Michie L dunstan a morabito. M crouch M honey church.

Rucks. M lobbe A sandilands. F Thurlow M king

Forwards. Danger Dixon Franklin Zorko jkh impey. L Taylor d gartlett

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Ernie February 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Tumble weed just went through in front of me. This place is dormant. The Roostas giving me duck eggs. Maybe the hens are clucky????????????

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THE SALTSHAKER February 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

Finished 465th last year, didnt drop outside of 1500 all year but missed some crucial opportunities to leap up ladder, run of bad captains choices towards end. Traded out Dwyer $150k short of peak for Daisy (inj 2weeks later) instead of Walker, missed out on Ellis and Vlastin scores/rises by being trade conservative (holding onto Gibbs, Goodes) instead of been aggressive thru backline carnage.

Wins were my initial mids, rucks, fwds choosing right rookies, bye balance and fallen premiums after byes.

Mistakes were taking Varcoe and Karnezis over J.Kennedy up fwd

This year i hope to do better taking risk on underpriced players returning from inj/down 2013

DEF: McVeigh, Mitchell, Hanley, Suckling, Kolodjanij, Langford, (Georgiou, Clurey)
MID: Ablett, Pendles, Murphy, Beams, Thomas, McDonald (def dpp), Michie, Polec, (Crouch, Taylor (fwd dpp))
RUCK: McIntosh, Sandilands (Currie, Thurlow (fwd/dpp))
FWD: Danger, Martin, Dixon (ruck/dpp), Chapman, Wright, Higgins, Clarke, Kennedy-Harris

Round 8 bye – 11 out can swing McDonald to def for ideal 10
Round 9 bye – 7 out
Round 10 bye – 12 out but 4 are rookies which hope to move them on before impacting team.

If can build warchest before rnd 9, hope to trade in Swan, Selwood. This may take place of Thomas Murphy if they havent fired by then.

Realise team is at risk with number players returning from injury but they offer too much value to pass up. Need warchest for insurance. Willing to cut Suckling, Higgins Dixon Clarke should the right rookies present themselves for warchest.

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matt March 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Thoughts on my team?? Any ideas about changes?

Back: McVeigh, Hibberd, Hanley, Atley, Suckling, L McDonald (W Langford, M Fuller)

Midfield: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, D Beams, D Thomas, J Martin, Michie, L Dunstan ( Morabito, M Crouch)

Ruck: Naitanui, M Daw ( D Currie, R Lobb)

Forward: Dangerfield, D Martin, Gunston, J Cameron, T Boyd, G Rohan ( L Taylor, J Impey

$41,300 left over

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Jazzer March 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

Really good team there brad! Well balanced team however, only concerens are the midfield for the round 8 byes. You have 6 players out. However, that team is really strong and should beat many teams. Well done!

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brad March 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Would much appreciate if you have any ideas on my team. Thanks in advance

DEFS: McVeigh, Mitchell, Houli, Suckling, L McDonald, Laider (Langford, Georgiou)
MIDS: Ablett, Pendles, Rocckliff, Cotchin, Beams, J Martin, Michie, Polec (X Ellis, M Crouch)
RUCKS: McIntosh, Sandilands (Thurlow, Nankervis)
FWDS: Dangerfield, D Martin, Franklin, T Mitchell, Rohan, Kennedy-Harris (Taylor, Z Merret)

$88 300 left over :)

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