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Rate My Supercoach Team

by Motts on January 31, 2012

Its so close you can taste it. Have you thought about a strategy yet? Maybe you’ve got a player or two in mind?

Throw your team in here and let the punters critique it.

Believe me, they know what they’re talking about.

Mark Renton January 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Supercoach Eve > Christmas Eve

Bender January 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Don’t know if I’m allowed to do this MR but I am anyway. I found this over at DTT. I thought it might amuse.

‘Twas the night before Dreamteam, when all through the house
Not a creature was clicking, not even a mouse;
The excel spread sheets were researched with care,
In hopes that Dream team would soon be there;

The coaches were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of 100’s danced in their heads;
And donuts in bye weeks, and the salary cap,
And big Sandi’s just racked up his 100th tap.

Dreaming of watching the fan footy scores,
seeing plus 3’s and plus 6’s and golden plus 4’s.
When suddenly outside a noise could be heard
I jumped up to peer out at what was that stirred.

The moon shone through on the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
I saw visions; my car winning team did appear.

With a forgotten key forward, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than Juddythe rest they did come,
and he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, Cyril! Now, Jelwood! Now, Swanny and Barlow!
On, Luey! On Martin! On, Zaka and Trengove!
To the top of the list! To the top of the league!
Now dash away! Dash away! Take home that car!”

And then, in a twinkling, I saw my future again
my captain got injured, my cash cow got banned.
As I drew in my breath, and was turning around,
Saw the same old story, as last year coming around.

Petrie was layed up, something up with his arm,
andbuddy was rubbed out, he refused to disarm
A bundle of mid pricers stunk up my team,
Will I learn this time, From this foretold night dream?

Guns and rookies must be the only way,
Mid pricers will come at you don’t hear what they say.
If you think you can find the guy ripe to break out,
He’ll stink up and stuff you beginning the rout.

I woke that morning and Dream team was here,
I sat there all eager and cracked open a beer;
This time will be different, I’ll learn mistakes made
Who am I kidding, I already want to trade……..

Mark Renton January 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Needless to say, this is art. You have a bit of a knack for writing Bender. I actually enjoyed reading this,

Bender January 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm

No, no, I can’t take credit for this. The author is adzman over on Dream Team Talk. I thought it went well with your original comment though.

Omen January 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Omen’s Contenders 2012

DEF (9):
Guns (3-4): B. Goddard (D/M), H. Scotland, B. Deledio, H. Shaw, S. Fisher, G. Broughton
Fringe/Bargain (1-2): B. Wilkes, M. Clarke, P. Bower, M. Buntine, M. Suckling, D. Heppell, G. Birchall, C. Yarran, C. Enright, N. Bock, R. Murphy, N. Grima
Rookies (3-4): T. Mohr, L. Spurr, S. Morris, B. Smedts (D/F), S. Docherty, B. Ellis, L. Brown

MID (8):
Super Stars (2-3): M.Murphy, C.Judd, G. Ablett Jr, D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood
Guns (2-3): M. Priddis, B. Gibbs, S. Thompson, S. Mitchell, L. Montagna, N. Dal Santo, D. Thomas,
T. Rockliff, J. Watson, T. Cotchin, M. Boyd, L. Hodge, D. Mundy
Fringe/Bargain (1): J. McDonald, M. Barlow, L. Hayes, B. McGlynn, D. Zaharakis, A/D. Swallow,
A. Morabito
Rookies (2-3): K. Horsely, D. Zorko (M/F), D. Pfeiffer (M/F), T. Mitchell, D. Shiel, S.Coniglio, S. Clifton (M/F)

RUC (4):
Guns (1): D. Cox, A. Sandilands, S. Mumford
Fringe/Bargain (1): M. Leuenberger, B. McEvoy, N. Naitanui, H. McIntosh, D. Hale
Rookies (2): J. Giles, O. Stephenson, S. Rowe (R/F)

FWD (9):
Guns (3-4): L. Franklin, A.Goodes, R O’Keefe, D. Martin, N.Fyfe, T. Cloke, M. Pavlich
Fringe/Bargain (1-2): M. Robinson (M/F), A. Walker, S. Sidebottom, T. Varcoe, J. Roughead, S. Johnson
Rookies (3-4): D. Zorko (M/F), A. Saad, A. Treloar (M/F), D. Pfeiffer (M/F), B. Smedts (D/F), T. Walsh

AVOID/RISKY: N. Riewoldt, S. Higgins, A. Didak, P. Dangerfield, C. Rioli, J. Grimes, J.Brown, P. Ryder, M. Kruezer, D. Beams, B. Lake, J. Drummond, J. Porplyzia, B. Green, P. Chapman, B. Dick, B. Renouf, J. Adcock, G. Johncock, (anything with Cock in it…)

Jester January 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I like it.
I think Newman could get a run in the defensive guns category.

Omen January 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Agreed. Newman is a contender.

Michael November 8, 2012 at 6:53 am

Newman too much for what he gets

PA January 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Anyone can list 100+ players.

Omen January 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I’ve missed you PA :razz:

Considering there are over 500 players overall to choose from that cuts it down a bit, especially for any first time punters or for time-poor people who just want to cut to the chase.

But wait, that’s not all. The numbers in brackets suggest a number of players to select from any given category. So, if you follow this, you’ll end up with a solid Guns n Rookies strategy with a few gap fillers to make your team flexible and affordable and still have the odd POD.

Scatts January 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm

hahaha ,any thing with a cock in it .
where the f%#k You been , big o

Omen January 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Laying low Scatts, don’t want to peek too early

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:grin:
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:eek:
:shock:
:???:
:cool:
:mad:
:razz:
:neutral:
:wink:
:lol:
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David Johnson January 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Great summary Omen, but I’m not sure what your logic is with your “AVOID/RISKY” list. Sure, the standard risks are there, but why the likes of Johncock, Beams. etc?

Omen January 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I’m picking up bad vibrations from these blokes…

Catta January 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Great list Omen.

I think the POD factor will be bigger than ever this year! Quite a few teams posted & spoken about on different sites have had 20+ of the same bloody players……rookies included!

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I’m finding it hard to see why you’ve got blokes like Gibbs, Thompson, Montanga, Cotchin and Thomas rated over Andrew Swallow…
Must be a typo? ;)

Roo Bloke February 1, 2012 at 6:59 am

I think this is the way to go this far out …… not a team but a strategy and a selected list of people who could fill the position for you. Like!!

Beas February 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

how come you put dangerfield in the avoid/risky category? I reckon he’s gonna have a big year. unless he has an injury that I don’t know about?

woodman January 31, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Any thoughts of improving my supercoach side?

Def: Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Waters, Spurr.L, Morris.S, Wilkes.B (Talia.M, Blee.N)

Mid: Pendlebury, Ablett, Murphy, Priddis, Coniglio, Wingard (Zorko, Grigg)

Rck: Sandilands, Naitanui (Witt, Stephenson)

Fwd: Franklin, Goodes, Pavlich, Riewoldt, Saad, Treloar, Smedts (Dickson, Pattison)

Cash left over is $22,300

Jester January 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm

A few throughts for you Woody …
1. I am personally not a fan of Waters, surely there are otehr options
2. Do you need Coniglio and Wingard in the one team? Only if they are both brilliant in the NAB. Best to downgrade at least one for a cheaper rookie.
3. I think you need Giles in the ruck
4. Which Roo? Be very careful of JRoo in particular I do not fancy the Tigers draw for the first 10 which could spell trouble for forward scores.
5. I do not think Pattinson will play

andrew January 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

DEFENDERS

GODDARD, Brendon (MID) $584,700
DELEDIO, Brett (MID) $568,700
BROUGHTON, Greg $502,100
DAVIS, Phil $280,100
CLARKE, Marty $170,000
LAKE, Brian $286,900
SMEDTS, Billie (FWD) $113,200
SIERAKOWSKI, Will $113,200
WILKES, Beau $106,600

MIDFIELDERS

ABLETT, Gary $689,000
THOMPSON, Scott $598,800
MURPHY, Marc $639,900
PAVLICH, Matthew (FWD) $573,000
MORABITO, Anthony $168,500
CLIFTON, Stephen $130,700
PFEIFFER, Darren (FWD) $126,700
ZORKO, Dayne (FWD) $113,200

RUCKS

MCEVOY, Ben $548,800
JACOBS, Sam $502,700
GILES, Jonathan $126,700
STEPHENSEN, Orren $106,600

FORWARDS

RIEWOLDT, Nick $472,400
ROWE, Sam (RUC) $106,600
GOODES, Adam (MID) $586,500
CHRISTENSEN, Allen (MID) $356,800
BEAMS, Dayne (MID) $546,400
DANGERFIELD, Patrick (MID) $435,400
LAMB, Jed $113,200
TOMLINSON, Adam (DEF) $156,600
WALSH, Tommy $113,200

CASH left $ 62,800

Motts January 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I’ll dot point it for ya, andy:
Two too many mid-pricers down back.
Morabito’s injured and still not training with the main group – replace him.
Reckon you’re paying a bit much for Pav.
Jacobs definitely worth a shot and could be a good POD.
N-Roo’s knees concern me.

Jester January 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

A little hard to read Andrew.
Lake, Rowe and Moribito are abvious ones to keep an eye on during teh NAB.
I am not sure of Beams yet either.

woodman January 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thanks for the feedback Jester.

Just done some rearranging. Replaced Wingard with Horsley in the midfield, Witts for Giles in the rucks, Waters for Harry Taylor in defence and Nick Riewoldt for Zaharakis in the forward line. What do you think?

Jester January 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Nice. I like the mid change, not sure on Harry it is hard to pick mid pricers that will improve. If you need a mid-pricer Duffield is worth a look around that price. Zaha might be a good choice, watch the NAB.

Jester January 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm

B: Goddard, Scott, Lids, Birch, M.Clarke, Ellis, Wilkes, (L.Brown, Blee)
M: Swan, Ablett, Murph, Barlow, Clifton, Horsley, (Mitchell, Sheil)
R: Sandi, West (Giles, Big O)
F: Buddy; Dusty; Robo; NRoo; JBrown; Haynes, Pfiffer, (Treloar; Zorko)

Obviously NRoo and JBrown are risks. If they do not light up the NAB I think i will bring in Christensen and another gun.

Fishtopher January 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Big punt there Jester with the both the old men limping around your forward line. Even with a good NAB Cup are they going to last the year.

Brown is tempting and I think having most of last year off would have done his body good. With the young Teddy Bears looking at a bit of a resurgence this year the kids might just put an extra spark in the Old Brown Dog’s legs. If he is fit he should get better service than has received over the last couple of years as well.

Personally I’m staying well away from the Llama though. Dodging strings and dodgy knees don’t bode well. Tough year ahead for the Saints too.

David Johnson January 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Tough year for the Saints? They’ve got a relatively easy draw this year.

Jester February 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

Thanks Fish, I am not sold on them quite yet either but it is hard to go past their potential at this stage. Hopefully the NAB will give me what I need to make a good decision.

zaharaharakis January 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

TEAM NAME: lick my swingers
DEF: B. Goddard, C. Newman, C. Enright, D. Heppell, A. Tomlinson, S. Docherty, B. Ellis (S. Morris, B. Wilkes)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, B. Deledio, D. Zaharakis, E. Kavanagh, S. Kerridge (J. McDonald, T. Mitchell)
RUC: M. Leuenberger, N. Naitanui (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: N. Fyfe, R. O’Keefe, D. Martin, J. Riewoldt, J. Brown, A. Saad, B. Smedts (T. Walsh, D. Zorko)
CASH LEFT: $141,800

Fishtopher January 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I pity the fool who don’t play with no Lance “Buddy” Franklin.

Get’s away from cookie cutter at least.

zaharaharakis January 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

i pity the fool who gets a doughnut in round 24, in their league grand final when Clarko decides to rest buddy for the finals. plus me thinks he is likely to miss a couple more matches through suspension. Not for me

also who is cookie cutter??

Stevo January 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I pity the fool who is potentially not going to pick the star forward of the comp because he MAY get rested in round 24… must be in for mine

PA January 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm

R24?, everybody will be getting doughnuts in that round I predict ;)

zaharaharakis January 31, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I see what you did there.

well played

Omen January 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

My grandfather always used to say:
“Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.”

Omen January 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Cookie cutter

Meaning

Originally, a utensil for cutting shaped pieces out of dough. More recently, characterising a lack of originality.

Origin

The phrase ‘cookie cutter’, which is intended to epitomise a conformist attitude, lacking in originality, is of fairly recent American origin. An early example of its use in print comes from The Chicago Sunday Tribune, February 1922:

“There are always ‘cookie cutter’ tendencies among us. One of these this year is the caracul trimmed coat which every other woman in New York wears.”

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/cookie-cutter.html

zaharaharakis January 31, 2012 at 11:27 pm

thanks :) haha i misread it and thought cookie cutter must have been a players nickname or something.

Catta January 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Buddy Beautiful………….He’s looking the fittest I’ve ever seen him, good luck to anyone in SC that doesn’t have him in their best 22 come R1??

Thanks Omen, I now feel complete knowing the real meaning of Cookie Cutter!!!

Gavsta January 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thoughts?
DEF: Brendon Goddard, Brett Deledio, Heath Shaw, Greg Broughton, Will Sierakowski, A.Tomlinson, Brandon Ellis
Tim Mohr, Beau Wilkes

MID: Dane Swan, Matt Priddis, Gary Ablett jnr, Marc Murphy, Stephen Clifton, Koby Stevens
Dayne Zorko, Sam Kerridge

RUC: Matthew Leuenberger, Matthew Kreuzer
Jonathan Giles, Orren Stephenson

FWD: Lance Franklin, Paul Chapman, Dustin Martin, Steele Sidebottom, Tommy Walsh, Billie Smedts, Adam Treloar
Darren Pfeiffer, Jeremy Cameron
Cash Left: 156,00

is anyone tihnking of getting Monfries? heard he has baulked up looking to play more midfield

Fishtopher January 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Bulking up doesn’t make him any harder. Bit hot in the guts for Gus I reckon. Happier floating around and falling down in the forward line.

Omen January 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Bulking up?
Monfries, Tuefries, Wedfries, Thurfries..
Forget it!

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 2:42 am

I’d use some of that money you’ve got left to upgrade your ruck-

* Salary Cap + Kreuz= $574, 300 –> Nic Nat -$508, 800 = BAL $65, 500

* Salary Cap + Kreuz= $574, 300 –> Roughead $550, 000= BAL $24, 300

* Salary Cap + Kreuz= $574, 300 and downgrade Tomlinson in your defence, say + $40k = $614, 300 –> Goldstein or Sandilands

HTH :-)

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

I like his ruck set up. The only one I’d really want to swap Kruez for is McEvoy.
There are too many question marks surrounding Massive/211/Nic Nat/Mummy/Goldstein & McIntosh to take the risk.
Trading out Tomlinson means losing his D/F DPP link with Smedts.

I’d be taking Beams before Steele.
Probably better options than Siera up back.
Track Barlow through the NAB Cup. I like Priddis as a P.O.D

Spiffo February 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Priddis is a must have not POD. Like Gibbs he ALWAYS plays, in fact last year he did not miss a game & did not score below 80, that is SC gold. Expect him to average 110+ this year, on top of him being a great chance to play all 22 games. Lock

Happy Go Lucky February 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I never said that he was/wasn’t a must have in anyone’s team. I said that he is not in most midfield’s that I have read so far. Thus my comment about him being a p.o.d.
If you think he is a lock that’s your opinion and you are welcome to it.
My opinion is that Pendlebury/Ablett are locks with Swan/Murphy being not far behind and Dal being just behind them. Barlow becomes a lock if he fires up in the NAB.
I have Priddis/Judd/Boyd/Rockliff & Mitchell just behind Dal. All are premium’s, though none of them are ‘locks’ i.m.o.

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Spiffo you can’t have a MUST-HAVE POD because if he is a must-have then everyone will get him meaning that he is not a POD…

zaharaharakis February 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

absolutely, considering the lack of guns which have the bye in round 11 in my opinion he is an absolute must!

Biggie Smalls January 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

TEAM NAME: #THUGCOACH
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, H. Shaw, G. Broughton, M. Clarke, B. Ellis, T. Mohr (N. Blee, B. Wilkes)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, M. Murphy, J. Selwood, S. Docherty, S. Clifton (D. Pfeiffer, D. Shiel)
RUC: S. Mumford, M. Kreuzer (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, M. Pavlich, D. Martin, D. Zaharakis, A. Saad, B. Smedts, A. Treloar (T. Walsh, D. Zorko)
CASH LEFT: $13,200

Motts January 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I’d take Fyfe or ROK over Pav. And I’m still not 100% on Kreuz. Wait to see where they play him during the NC.

Biggie Smalls January 31, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for the advice, Motts. I am worried about Pav’s age and durability, though I think he can pump out one more solid season. I think Fyfe is still injured, so he might be a bit underdone for the start of the season. ROK is not getting any younger. This is tough!
What do you think about the 1 prem, 3 rookies ruck strategy, Motts?

Motts January 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I like it. Definitely worth a look if one of Giles, Rowe, Orren or even T Derickx steps it up in the NC.

Brenton February 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

Really think Derickx will have a good year this year. Think he can be value!

Brian January 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Any thoughts on this revision
TEAM NAME: Shoalhaven Hawks
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, H. Shaw, S. Morris, B. Ellis, T. Mohr, B. Smedts (N. Blee, B. Wilkes)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Priddis, D. Swan, M. Barlow, D. Tyson, C. Wingard (K. Stevens, N. Haynes)
RUC: S. Mumford, A. Sandilands (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, M. Pavlich, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Christensen, D. Pfeiffer, J. Cameron (D. Zorko, S. Rowe)
CASH LEFT: $103,700

Hoping by round 13 to downgrade one of the Tiger rookies to an upgrade.
also hoping to hold off on the trades this year till they are really needed.

Cheers Brian

zaharaharakis January 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

my advice would be to trade early, so that you can upgrade your team asap, and reap the benefits earlier, even if it means you don;t maximise the amount of cash you get from your cash cows. there is no point saving your trades for the end of the year because by then everyone who started trading earlier will be averaging 100-200 points per round more than you

And like me, you sound reluctant to do sideways trades but pulling the trigger early can save you many more points than if you kept the trade for later. example Alan Didak last year,

as for your team I cant fault the premiums you have selected, they are all proven performers, however maybe try and get some really cheap midfield rookies so that you could turn squeeze another gun into your backline, or upgrade christensen to fyfe

Brian January 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Thanks zaharaharakis.
Last year had a trigger finger on trades and burned them early.
was waiting too see how Fyfe recovers from surgery.
The rookies I have chosen are pricey, and were chosen based on probabliity of being ready for rd 1. Am happy to revise. Looking forward to NAB cup to see how things pan out.
Mid rookies still considering Woodward(Hawks), Mitchell (Syd), Horsely(GC), Shiel (GWS).

Largy January 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Hi Guys just a rough copy of my team so far would like some comments or rates outta 10 Cheers & good luck to all :)

BACKS: B Goddard, B Delidio, Z Touey, B Lake, M Clarke (COLL), B Ellis, M Dea, D Connors, K Hunt.

MIDS: G Ablett, S Pendles, M Priddis, R Bastinac, A Gaff, D Zorko, A Treloar, D Shiel.

RUCKS: S Mumford, D COX, J Giles. BIG O.

FORWARDS: Buddy, N Riewoldt, J Brown, J Winderlich, T Walsh, J Gunston, J Porplyzia, I Folau, B Smedts.

Let me know what u think please :)

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Backline: Don’t rate Touey in a SC sense, I’d be downgrading him to a rookie… Astbury maybe? Lake is very risky, I’m waiting to see his NAB cup preformances. Karmichael is more than an interesting choice too… Best of luck with that.
Mids: Solid. I personally wouldn’t have Gaff (second year blues looming), downgrading him to a rookie would be a good move IMO. Tom Mitchell perhaps. Good luck with Bastinac. Can see how you’d justify it, will be a massive POD for you.
Rucks: Set and forget. Nice.
Forwards: Very Ballsy with Voldt, Brown and Winderlich… Would get rid of one of them, probably Jason… I also doubt Gunstons gametime and scoring potential… Maybe upgrade him with the cash you’ve got from downgrading Gaff… Or Downgrade him and upgrade Gaff.

Hope I helped, good luck mate.

Russ February 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi Largy, I’d also say because Deledio and Goddard are interchangeable, have one in the middle and the other down back :)

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

PS, how the fudge can I burn 2 hours before the SC website opens? :(

Mark Renton January 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I can think of something, but it probably isn’t appropriate for this website and at this hour.

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

:mrgreen:
Not sure if you’re superhuman Mark, but for me, 2 hours is a touch too long :P

Mark Renton January 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Give me 2 aspirins, a glass of orange juice and a tuna sandwich and I’m good to go, crabby.

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

:lol: :mrgreen:

Omen January 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Here’s an idea…

Go back through some of the early SCT archive and look for the classics!

If you find a good one.. add the link here:

Omen January 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Super Coach Strategy – A G’n’R Team
by Motts on March 21, 2011
http://supercoachtalk.com/supercoach-strategy-a-gnr-team/

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

That team would’ve done quite well :D

Motts January 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

It’s a classic post. Its still relevant this year. In fact, it’s even more relevant because we know the GnR strategy works after trying it last year.

And how many of those guns are still getting named this year? Class doesn’t fade.

Omen January 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

by Deano on February 22, 2011

I think we are getting a bit in front of ourselves with all this “why is he posting multiple teams every second day” and “why can’t he choose his own players” and “we’ll all end up with the same teams” bullshit.

http://supercoachtalk.com/trading-strategy/#comment-17658

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Great post that one.
Good find Omen ;)

Omen January 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm


Deano March 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
See you’ve jumped on the Tapscott wagon!

Motts March 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm
I’m jumping on any bandwagon that’s heading to Playinginroundonetown.

Nic_Nat_9 January 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Nic Nat in the house!
WELCOME BACK People, can’t wait for this season to start.

Motts January 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Nic_Nat – email me brother: @supercoachtalk.com. Need to get your email address.

Motts January 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Motts@supercoachtalk.com
Stupid phone.

Happy Go Lucky January 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm

61 mins … not that I’m counting or anything. :rolleyes:

crabstick23 January 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

50 minutes, THE SUSPENSE :O

Mark Renton January 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm

The suspense is killing me. I hope it lasts.

Happy Go Lucky January 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm
crabstick23 February 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

OPEN :D

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

I can’t get in. … grrr

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 12:15 am

in. :D

zaharaharakis February 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

im in but its bloody slow :/

Mark Renton February 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

don’t worry. You’re in my team.

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

worry. You’re not in my team.

Jonesy February 1, 2012 at 12:22 am

G’day boys, I’m back for another year of Supercoach!
My 1st team

DEF
Goddard, Shaw, Newman, Birchall, M. Clark, B. Ellis, Mohr
Smedts, Wilkes
MID
Swan, Selwood, Deledio, Barlow, Hayes, Coniglio
Docherty, Pfeiffer
RUCK
Sandi, McIntosh
Giles, Stephenson
FWD
Franklin, Dusty, Cloke, Christensen, Winderlich?, Saad, Walsh
Zorko, Rowe

What do you guys think? Winderlich good option? Strengths and Weaknesses?

crabstick23 February 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

My first effort, The Casserole Kids for 2012:

DEF: God, Lids, Shaw, Grimes, M Clarke, Ellis, Mohr
(Wilkes, Smedts)
MID: GAJ, J Selwood, A Swallow, Barlow, Shiel, Mitchell
(Kavanagh, Zorko M/F)
RUCKS: 211, Nic-Nat
(Orren, Giles)
FWD: Buddy, Pavlova, Dusty, Zaharakis, J Brown, Walsh, Treolar
(Saad, Hampton)

$76k in the bank.
Gone with one mid-ranged player on each line (Grimes, Barlow, Naitanui and Brown) as uniques. 211 should also be a bit of a POD.
Tear it to pieces, but keep it honest ;) What do you think?

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 2:20 am

jeeebus a late one for me, again. Least I got some housework done. Only started looking at my SC team at 1am. Where is that elusive “me time” hiding?? ok anyway my team is as follows (at this very early stage):

NEW-SAINTSATIONS

Backs: Deledio, Shaw, Fisher, Dochety, Mohr, Smedts, Darley.
Inter: Winmar/Redpath

MIds: G.Ablett-V/C, Goddard CAPT, Hodge, Montagna, Barlow, (Christensen-didn’t realise he was a fwd/c- yay! *SOLD*)
Inter: Sumner/K. Stevens

Rucks: Mumford, McEvoy
Inter: Giles, Stephensen

FWD: Franklin, R’OK, A.Walker, J. Brown, A. Siposs, Tomlinson, Zorko
Inter: Cameron, Walsh (hope he plays well this year, good luck to him!)

in the bank? $17, 600.

I think Siposs is expensive considering how many games he played last year, but I think he will improve greatly this year so I’m taking a punt!

g’night all -slightly weary!

D Mac February 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

i read docherty is injured at the moment, or at least not training with main group, keep an eye on him.

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

Thanks dmac

Ill have 1000 chicken fajitas February 1, 2012 at 2:48 am

Goddard Scotland Broughton Hurn Clarke Ellis Mohr Smedts Morris

Mitchell Boak Barlow Hayes Caddy Coniglio Stevens Zorko

Sandilands Mcintosh Giles Stephenson

Franklin Fyfe Johnson Martin Sidebottom Porplyzia Saad Treolar Walsh

71 grand left in the bank.

I know there are too many midpricers in the midfield, but i dont know who to upgrade, im feeling this is boaks season, breakout is looming.
Also im thinking swapping mohr for docherty or lee spurr. Any thoughts?
thanks!

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

“im feeling this is boaks season, breakout is looming”

I fell for that ‘Boak breakout year thing’ last year. This year I am a year wiser and am avoiding Boak, which means, that Boak will definitely have a break out season THIS YEAR. :D

D Mac February 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

problem with that is, your basically hoping he has a break out year.
Chances are slim.

Go for a proven performer.

Ill have 1000 chicken fajitas February 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Well i finished in the top 0% last year without boak, so im thinking leave him out this year again. But now i need some cash to uprgade him into someone like ablett or judd.Do you think i should downgrade broughton or shannon hurn to brian lake? Or maybe someone like fyfe or martin to andrew walker?

Stev February 1, 2012 at 4:26 am

hey punters, just want any of you (be my guest) to rate my team. its in its baby stages so i want people to give me some constructive criticism (go hard, no holds barred), advice on any bargains, cash cows and who i should down/up grade. Thanks

Backs- GOD, H Shaw, Hurn, J Russell, Lake, P Davis, M Clarke (Bower, Wilkes)

Mids- Mitchel, Gibbs, Barlow, Hayes, Curnow, Coniglio (K Stevens, Pfeiffer)

Rucks- NicNat, HMac (A Browne, S Rowe)

Fwards- D Martin, Sylvia, LeCras, Side-arse, Didak, N Haynes, Saad (Falou, Zorko)

cash left- $12,900

Stocky February 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hey Stev, a few points:
– Seems to be a lot of mid-pricers. Maybe look at getting rid of two and putting in 1 premium and 1 rookie. i.e. Lake and Russell out for Delidio and a rookie. Too much $$ to be made from good rookies at the start of the year. We’ll get a clearer view as to who are the best rookie options when NAB Cup begins.
– I’m a big believer in set and forget rucks. For that you need premium ruckmen. HMac and Nic Nat are great players, but not proven SC guns. I’d look at trying to squeeze in Sandi or Mumford.
– Forwards are good, not sure on Didak but who knows how he’ll go. I like the multiple c/f players you have.
– Make sure you get J Giles in the ruck as a rookie. I think he’ll be one of the most picked players this year for good reason. Basement price and will be doing the majority of the ruck work for GWS.

Hope this helps!

Roo Bloke February 1, 2012 at 7:09 am

52 days til lockout …… argh!!!!!!

D Mac February 1, 2012 at 7:33 am

52 days of changing our sides 9 times a day :-(

Ive taken a screen shot of my team today…see what it looks like in 52 days :-D

andrew February 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

LAKE vs DAVIS….. both priced at 280 k

who would you choose?

Motts February 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thumbs up Lake, Thumbs down Davis.

Ollie February 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

Hey guys! Great to be back!

DEFENDERS – Brendon Goddard, Brett Deledio, Sam Fisher, Tim Mohr, Billie Smedts, Will Sierakowski, Nick Winmar, Nathan Blee, Beau Wilkes

MIDFIELDERS – Scott Pendlebury, Gary Ablett, Dane Swan, Chris Judd, Anthony Morabito, Darren Pfeiffer, Dayne Zorko, Dylan Shiel

RUCKS – Shane Mumford, Jonathan Giles, Tom Derickx, Sam Rowe

FORWARDS – Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes, Nathan Fyfe, Jordan Roughead, Ahmed Saad, Adam Treloar, Tommy Walsh, Hayden Crozier, Simon Tunbridge

Salary Cap Left – $600,600

As you can see, I’m leaving a bit in the bank for later use. I’m going all G’n’R, no mid pricers. And in the midfield I’m staying with the popular ones who will get me the points no matter what, and getting the POD’s when I see what they can do. Haven’t done much work into this team but thought I would get one up.

Thanks guys

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

You need 1 more defender & forward gun.
If you want to run the 1/3 ruck strategy then your premium should be more reliable than Mummy. Look @ Louie or McEvoy.
Jordan Roughead?? Am I missing something here?
Track Rowe’s, Morabito’s & Fyfe’s fitness
Is Winmar & Siera likely to play senior footy in the early rounds this year?
My gut says probably not, but, they may impress enough in the NAB Cup to warrant selection.
Have you factored byes into your team selection?

Ollie February 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks HGL. As I said before I haven’t put much thought into it I just wanted to see what people think. Thanks

BigRuss February 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

Goddard Lids Adcock Shaw Clarke Mohr Tomlinson (Morris Wilkes)

Gaz Selwood Murph Swan Barlow Shiel (Pfiefer Docherty)

Nic Nat Kreuzer (Giles BigO)

RoK Robinson (thanks Mott$) Martin Christensen Treloar Zorko Smedts (Crozier Walsh)

28.7k left.

Buddy is first upgrade target. Would like to know people’s View on JP Kennedy from the swans. Big potential there I think.

crabstick23 February 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Yep. JPK has some pretty big wraps on him in swan land. A clearance king, suits our style of play. Not sure I’d have him this year though. At a pretty awkward price range where proven scores like Barlow and Hayes could be selected for a similar price. Can’t see him pushin to top 10-15 mids this year which is what you want for that price. My tip would be that he maintains his average this year, then goes bang next season ;)

crabstick23 February 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Ps, i like your team, but I’d be getting off +cock…

Motts February 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

So many free trades, so little time.

Maxi February 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

can you change your team name after you pick it?

Ollie February 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

thats embarrassing…

PA February 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

Yep, just click on profile under where your name is.

Maxi February 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

ollie?

Maxi February 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

and thanks PA

Gavsta February 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

what PA said, but once season starts no.

tomo February 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

TEAM NAME: TomosYearToShine
DEF: B. Goddard, C. Enright, G. Birchall, G. Broughton, R. Murphy, M. Buntine, M. Clarke (B. Ellis, T. Mohr)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, C. M. Murphy, M. Barlow, S. Sidebottom, S. Clifton, D. Shiel (T. Mitchell, K. Stevnes)
RUC: B. McEvoy, H. McIntosh (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, D. Zaharakis, M. Robinson, A. Didak, D. Pfeiffer, J. Cameron (T. Walsh, D. Zorko)
CASH LEFT: $60,200

Ollie February 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

I think the ruck department might need a bit of a lift … not sure if McIntosh will be right back to ‘GUN’ standard. Not sure about Didak either? Or Murphy? Both of them are getting quite old. But the rest of the team looks great!

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

One gun short in your mid’s, fwd’s look very weak, only 1 prem.
Didak looks a good choice.

Jayden February 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

DEF: Scotland, Suckling, Taylor, O’Brien, Grima, Lake, Buntine
Frost, Ellis
MID: Pendelbury, Selwood, Jack, Hayes, Gaff, Coniglio
Sumner, Blicavs
RUC: Naitanui, Kreuzer
Daw, Stephenson
FWD: Martin, Dawes, McGlynn, J.Brown, Tippet, L.Jones, Saad
Rowe, Crozier

Money Left: $164,100

Jayden February 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

Jack is now Barlow BTW

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

Pretty sure that Daw is still rookie listed.
There are better options than Taylor & Harry O.
Like Grima.
You are light on for prems on most lines, are you running a mid-pricer stragegy?
Like your R1/2 set up, but am unsure what role Nic Nat will play with Massive still the #1 Ruck option.

Jayden February 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

i was at the kangas training the other day and daw killed it so im going with him.

Biggie Smalls February 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

Thumbs up: Fyfe
Thumbs down: Pavlich

crabstick23 February 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Fyfe’s shoulders worry me, as does his roll with Lyon at the helms. As for Pav, you always know he’s going to deliver. So durable. Should be back to playing as a key forward which spells big points in an improving Fremantle side. I’m going with Pav ATM.

Scotty February 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Great minds think alike, Crabby

Scotty February 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Depends how Fyfe comes back from injury. ATM I like Pavlich better, better pre-season. Plus I suspect him to play more of a forward role so he could quite easily kick 50+ goals this year

Fishtopher February 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

There’s a lot of talk about Pav moving to more of a permanent forward role. Personally that rings big warning bells. Might kick a few extra goals but will lose a lot of points not being on the ball.

As long as Fyfe doesn’t have any hiccups from now until RD 1 and looks 100% in the NAB he’ll be in my starting line up and cranking the average up to 120.

Prendii February 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Lake, Brian
Ablett, Gary
Leuenberger, Matthew
Mumford, Shane
Goodes, Adam (MID)
Swan, Dane
Pendlebury, Scott
Franklin, Lance
Hayes, Lenny
Shaw, Heath
Fyfe, Nathan (MID)
Scotland, Heath (MID)
Goddard, Brendon (MID)
Clarke, Marty
Brown, Jonathan
Malceski, Nick
Winmar, Nick
Rowe, Sam (FWD)
Horsley, Kyal
Pfeiffer, Darren (FWD)
Giles, Jonathan
Saad, Ahmed
Crozier, Hayden (MID)
Walsh, Tommy
Shiel, Dylan
Aylett, Kurt (MID)
Treloar, Adam (MID)
Clifton, Stephen
Tunbridge, Simon (DEF)
Mohr, Tim

The Hairy Cat February 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Trade out List and bring in Formatting :)

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

team change number 4 seeing as HS opened up today.

Backs
Godd, Lids, Enright, Suckling, Lake, Mohr, Morris (S) Blee, Wilkes
Mids
Gaz, Swan, Watson, Barlow, Bastinac, McDonald (S) Treolar, Mitchell
Rucks
McEvoy, West (S) Giles, Stephenson
Fwds
Franklin, Martin, Beams, Brown, Winderlich, Saad, Zorko (S) Smedts, Walsh

I can see that my mids are not as strong as others but I don’t think that I have as many rookies as they do to then try and bridge the gaps to a premium. It will be easier to upgrade Lake, Bastinac, West, Brown and Winders to a premy rather than starting from pure rookie $$. I do expect the players mentioned above to score better than they did last year providing they stay healthy.
I will change this at least 5-10 times after NAB but until then there is little or no point.

Stoney8 February 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Who are some good rookies or some bargains down back or up forward this year?

Biggie Smalls February 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Brandon Ellis is a great pick down back. A round 1 start is on the cards. Marty Clarke, Nathan Blee and Beau Wilkes all look solid. Keep an eye out on Tim Mohr.
As for the forward rookies, I’m a huge fan of Adam Treloar. He is all class. Zorko looks ripe for a round 1 start and Tommy Walsh could be a revalation up forward for the Swannies. Plenty of options, Stoney. Watch the NC closely.

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I was surprised we got rid of Walsh he will be very good

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

You didn’t get rid of Walsh, Watters spent a fair bit of time trying to convince him to stay. Lyon didn’t give him enough of a go and he appeared to grow tired of being overlooked.

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Either way, can’t say I blame him- must have been very frustrating!

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

Agreed. :)

The Hairy Cat February 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

The hardest part is not trying to pick a team, but trying to pick a unique and funny name…

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

What did you go for H.C?

The Hairy Cat February 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Haven’t decided yet, but I do like “Shuey On My Boot”.

Happy Go Lucky February 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

nice work.

gimmeguitars February 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

52 coaches online… We must all be on lunch at work!!! Haha

Fishtopher February 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This whole work caper is getting in the way of my coaching big time. Only solution is to win the cash and take a year off :)

Nickooo February 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, D. Grimes, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (M. Daw, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, L. Adams, S. Sidebottom, H. Ballantyne, J. Porplyzia, A. Saad, H. Crozier (T. Dickson, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $600

I’d really appreciate some feedback! Thanks.

Biggie Smalls February 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Gutsy team, Nickroo! The biggest concern is that you only have one bonafide premium in your foward line (Buddy). You need to add 1 or more premiums into your forward line.
I would stay away from Dylan Grimes, the Tiges have earmarked him for a KPP role, which means low scores. I like Yarren has a unique pick.
Hmac and Sandi have durability clouds over them. Perhaps go for the Berger or McEvoy. Mids look solid, Basty my only concern. Could pay off though.

Nickooo February 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Thanks! Should I trade Grimes for another rookie and replace a forward for another premium? and which player should I trade?

Lenny February 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

DEF: B.Goddard, H.Scotland, B.Deledio, M.Suckling, M.Clarke, B.Ellis, B.Wilkes
Emg: S.Morris, N.Blee

MID: G.Ablett, M.Priddis, M.Barlow, A.Christensen, K.Horsley, D.Zorko
Emg: D.Pfeiffer, T.Mitchell

RUCKS: D.Cox, M.Leuenberger
Emg: J.Giles, S.Rowe

FWD: L.Franklin, N.Fyfe, D.Martin, D.Zaharakis, J.Brown, A.Treloar, A.Tomlinson
Emg: T.Walsh, B.Smedts

Some feedback would good :)

Lenny February 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Cash left $4,800

Fishtopher February 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The byes could be a worry there Lenny.

4 prem backs all with a RD 13 bye??

The CoxBurger combo both out RD 11 (not to mention that pesky pube in the back of the throat)??

Nickooo February 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, M. Buntine, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (M. Daw, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, N. Fyfe, S. Sidebottom, H. Ballantyne, J. Porplyzia, A. Saad, H. Crozier (T. Dickson, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $31,700

Is this better?

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I wouldn’t get Ballantyne, Brown is probably better choice or anyone else. Apart from that some possible PODs with Bastinac and Sidebottom that have had the possibility to step it up to become good supercoach scorers. And definantly wouldn’t have Daw he is rookie listed and probably won’t play start of season and will only get games when either Goldstein, McIntosh get a season ending injury which is unlikely. Yes he is a good player but he isn’t on there list to even play at the moment. Also fyfe has injure concerns def an upgrade target of mine later in season best to go with Pav.

Team Davo February 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

1st official draft for Team Davo

DEF: B.Goddard, H.Shaw, B.Deledio, M.Suckling, S.Burgoyne, B.Lake, T.Mohr
Emg: S.Morris, B.Smedts

MID: M.Murphy, D.Swan, J Selwood, M.Barlow, D.Zorko,D.Shiel
Emg;L Brown, T Mitchell

RUCKS: Leuenberger, J Giles
Emg: A Pattison, O.Stephenson

FWD: L.Franklin, C. Sylvia, D.Martin, D.Zaharakis, J.Brown, , A.Tomlinson,
C.Peiffer
Emg: S.Rowe, A.Treloar

question marks on Lake,Sylvia,Brown,S.Burgoyne

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

replace pattison with same rowe, find another rookie for your fwd line.
the fact your running 3 rook rucks means you need 3 reliable rooks that hopefully play plenty of games between them so you dont cop donuts

Spiffo February 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I initially tried to get a 10/10/10 balance in Prems, Mids & Rookies, but in the end I have tried to get balance in the bye rounds. I can cover the outs by using swingers, and a trade or two, by converting cash cows into guns. My concerns are Fyfe and Carazzo who are there for the swinging ability not nescessarily the best in their positions.

Any comments greatfully received.

Defenders
GODDARD (D/M), DELEDIO (D/M), BROUGHTON, HEPPELL, DAVIS, TOMLINSON (D/F), CLARKE, WILKES, BROWN

Mid
PENDLEBURY, ABLETT, PRIDDIS, CARRAZZO (D/M), MITCHELL, PFEIFFER(F/M), SHIEL, ZORKO (F/M),

Rucks
LEUENBERGER, STEPHENSEN, DERICKX, GILES

FWDS
FRANKLIN, FYFE (F/M), RIEWOLDT, BROWN, M.MORTON, BATE, PORPLYZIA, SMEDTS (D/F), TRELOAR (F/M),

Nickooo February 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I don’t think you should get Carrazzo!

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

Fyfe should score well if he is fit. Which Roo have you gone with?
Your structure is sound enough and I am happy to see a team with a different philosophy to the Guns/Rookies teams that seems to be the populist choice. You’ve given me some food for thought in the structure of my team. Cheers.

Luke February 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Team change for about the fourth or fifth time
Defenders:
B. Goddard, B Deledio, G Johncock, J Grimes, B Lake, M. Buntine, S. Docherty
(Subs: S. Morris & N. Blee)
Midfielders:
G. Ablett, D. Swan, M. Murphy, M Barlow, S. Coniglio, D. Pfeiffer
(Subs: D. Shiel & T. Mitchell)
Rucks:
B. McEvoy, J. Giles
(Subs: S. Rowe & O Stephensen)
Forwards:
L. Franklin, M. Pavlich, D. Martin, D. Petrie, J. Winderlich, J. Porplyzia, B. Smedts
(Subs: D. Zorko & T. Walsh)

Salary Cap left: $216,500
Any ideas guys?

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Backline is full of injury concerns with Johncock, Grimes and Lake I would take one maybe two of them and upgrade the others to Broughton or Scotland. Choose which of them to keep when watching the NAB cup. I wouldn’t have Winderlich he’s hardly in the best 22 at Essendon let alone a good supercoach scorer. Maybe upgrade him to Brown who is having a massive preseason.

Luke February 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

From what you have just said I have made a few changes:
Johncock for Shaw
Grimes for Broughton
Winderlich for J. Brown

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Very good swaps and pretty good team similar to mine.

dansmen February 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I dont really want to take any chances in the mids and rucks so no messing around in there. Backs and fwds are the most unreliable point scoring wise. Thats where I will take my chances with 3 in the back and 3 in the fwds. All have potential to score big or flop.
B: Goddard Deledio Grimes Lake Connors Clarke Buntine
Morris Mohr
M: Ablett Swan Murphy Selwood Coniglio Shiel
Miles Clifton
R: Sandi Mummy
Big O Giles
F: Franklin Martin Christensen Brown Porpas Pfeiffer Zorko
Walsh Treloar

J Watts February 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I like your thinking.

dansmen February 3, 2012 at 2:22 am

Thanks Jack, of course there will be a few more changes. I hear Lake wont be ready and changing Brown to sidebottom in the fwds might be good and one of walsh or treloar to rowe if he is over his ac joint

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Def: Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Shaw, Heppel, Ellis, Mohr (Blee, Wilkes)

Mids: Ablett, Selwood, Barlow, Horsley, Pfeiffer, Zorko (L Brown, McDonald)

Rucks: Mumford, Berger (Giles, Stephenson)

Forwards: Franklin, Pavlich, Martin, Petrie, Brown, Saad, Treloar (Smedts, Walsh)

G’n’R stratergy with only Brown the concern. I count 14 players that will stay in my team throughout the year, and possible 1 more with Brown. That means I only need to upgrade 7 players to get the team I want.

Two defenders, three midfielders, and two/three forwards, which means I should use approximately 14-18 trades to do that leaving me with 6 trades to cover injuries and other problems that arise.

Any comments will be welcomed.

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

$3,300 left and rookies are likely to change with watching NAB cup.

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

PS my aim is to have this team come finals:

Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Shaw, Heppel, Fisher, Newman/Bock

Ablett, Pendlebury, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Barlow

Mumford, Berger

Franklin, Pavlich, Martin, Petrie, Fyfe, and two of Brown/Johnson/Goodes

McQuirk February 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Only a couple of things you’d worry about.
A) How much Wilkes is going to play
B) If that is James McDonald on your pine, burn him. You’d be better off going with a rookie.
C) Keep an eye on Petrie, think he may still not be on all cylinders yet

NAB Cup Will sort all them out though.

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Thanks for comment. Really think Petrie is gonna have a good year same as Kangas cause they have such a good fixture thats why I have him. Also thinking of getting Goldstein but worried with McIntosh. I think the NAB will be watched very closely to get my final team.

Hock February 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I am very new to Supercoach and I don’t really know what I’m doing – but here is my team so far with $393,200 to spare for improvments / change of rookies. Any help would be appreciated!

DEF: B.GODDARD, H.SCOTLAND, B.DELEDIO, H.SHAW, B.ELLIS, T.MOHR, J.BOUMANN, (N.BLEE, B.WILKES)
MID: G.ABLETT, M.MURPHY, S.MITCHELL, L.HAYES, S.DOCHERTY, S.CLIFTON, (D.PFEIFFER, D.SHIEL)
RUC: T.GOLDSTEIN, J.GILES, (T.DERICKX, O.STEPHENSEN)
FWD: A.GOODES, N.FYFE, D.MARTIN, P.CHAPMAN, J.PATTON, A.SAAD, D.ZORKO, (A.TRELOAR, T.WALSH.)

Cheers!

jimbo February 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Chappy is getting old prob look at someone else. And get Franklin and get rid of Goodes. Goodes is always a good upgrade target midyear as he always has slow starts but finishes strong, if you keep him he will still get pretty good scores.

Also Patton is injured prob won’t play for at least half the year maybe go with Brown. Fyfe has injury concerns maybe go with the proven performer of Pav. Everything else is good.

Russ February 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Yeh true dat about goodes…must purge him from my team..lol

McQuirk February 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

And I probably splash more of that coin on your team mate.
No point going into round 1,2 & 3 with that much in the bank.

McQuirk February 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

1st Timer – Here it goes

DEF: Goddard(M), Deledio(M), Shaw, Broughton, Lake, Clarke, Smedts(F)
(Int) Ellis, Mohr

MID: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Burgoyne(D), Wingard
(Int) Zorko(F), K.Stevens

RUC: Sandilands, Stephensen
(Int) Giles, Rowe(F)

FWD: Franklin, Goodes(M), Brown, Christensen(M), Tomlinson(D), Pfeiffer(M), Saad
(Int) Treloar(M), Crozier(M)

OK – Couple of things, Im not going for any $300-$450k passengers. Unless there is an unreal bargain that I have missed (?)
Secondly, bit worried about going in with one decent ruckman.
My aim is to use extra cash from rookies on trades to one ruck and a couple of forwards. But which 1st/2nd year & Mature aged rookies are going to play?
Obviously Nab Cup plays a huge part, but have I missed someone everyone is talking about?

McQuirk February 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Also a bit stuck on trying to work out the best path to take with Multi Positional Players…

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

Nice team. How are you shaped for the byes?

Nickooo February 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, M. Buntine, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (A. Pattison, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, L. Adams, J. Porplyzia, A. Saad, H. Crozier (T. Dickson, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $2,300

OPINIONS/FEEDBACK PLEASE!?

Gibbo February 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

dont no if id be paying that much for patch adams…but not a bad pod

Catta February 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

1st draft of more than likely many to come, I would think!!!!

Catta is STRugglin

Def…………Goddard, Deledio,H Shaw, Broughton, Bower, Spurr, Wilkes
emg..Mohr & Smedts

Mids……….Gazza, Swan, M Murphy, S Thompson, L Hayes, Docherty
emg..K Stevens & K Horsley

Rucks………211, Giles
emg..S Rowe & Sephensen

Forwards….Franklin, Pavlich, D Murtin, J Brown, Porplyzia, Pfeiffer, Saad
emg..Zorko & Treloar

Like most of us….Nab cup to decide on the rookies & dpp’s before R1, any opinions good & bad will be appreciated.

Thanks SCT coaches & once again Motts & team, you guys rock!!

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

HGL’s mind is changing on the porpoise despite the multiple burnings that he has received by foolishly placing too much faith in Adelaide ‘guns’ like Dangerfield & Tip Rat, not too mention Taylor bloody Walker. :)
In regard to your team Catta, your structure is good.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

3-4 players ( Porpoise 1 of them) plus rookies could change pending Nab cup efforts! Thanks for your feed back HGL

Scatts February 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

scrotum scratchers

defenders

goddard
deledio
broughton
enright
lake
buntine
tomlinson
allen
wilkes

midfield

ablett
swan
murphy
boyd
barlow
coniglio
haynes
k.stevens

ruck

giles
stephensen
derickx
daw

forwards

franklin
okeefe
martin
sidebottom
christensen
pffeiffer
treloar
zorko
rowe

still in working progress , any feed back would be appreciated .

Catta February 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Love the name Scatts, I’m interested in your thoughts behind your ruck division though. I can see that it has allowed you a few quality choices throughout your team & the $$$$ factor is huge! Outside of that, the Scratches look like a handy outfit!

Jester February 1, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Some thoughts line by line …
D: Is Lake the Adcock of 2012? Not sure.
M: I think there is better value than Boyd
R: Risky strategy esecially if Rowe’s injury drags on. Keep an eye on the injuries at Port, they may be forced to play a rookie ruck.
F: IF both Sbottom and Christensen fire you are laughing.

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

Thanks Catta .. Scatts or scatta is my nick name (scattini) that stuck .. ( shit name really, hehehe)
yeah i hope my ruck division pays off Catta , if not i could be getting a few donuts . I would be happy to get a 50 to 60 ave out of both rookie rucks each week until i upgrade later on in the year .

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 1:55 am

Thanks jester. yeah threw lake in at the last minute , still not 100%
Lake will be back to his best . But going by all reports from the bulldogs coach ,lake has drop a few kilo,s and will rejoin in full training next week.
http://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/westernbulldogsnewsfeatures/newsarticle/tabid/4112/newsid/128380/default.aspx
yeah jester I had j selwood and then changed it to boyd , had a few ??? on this one .

Jester February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

I like Joelwoods price. Maybe a Cat supporter can give their thoughts on whether no Ling & no Otto will effect his scores.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

Strong structure. You’ve put the money saved in the rucks to good use. You are obviously running the riskiest ruck strategy. Is Daw rookie listed? North seem well off for tall timber.
LIKE Christensen.
How are you set for byes?

Jayden February 1, 2012 at 8:53 pm

UPDATED TEAM:
DEF: Goddard, Scotland, Broughton, Suckling, Taylor, Lake, Ellis
Frost, Tynan
MID: Selwood, Martin, Barlow, Hayes, Gaff, Coniglio
Sumner, Blicavs
RUC: Kreuzer, Giles
Daw, Stephenson
FWD: Franklin, Rhino, Petrie, McGlynn, Brown, Hawkins, Saad
Rowe, Crozier

Any Changes?

Umerz February 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Hi Guys here’s my rough team give me your opinions on it and on the rookies ive chosen cheers:

Backs:
Deledio, B . Shaw, H . Broughton, G . Malceski, N . Lake, B . Dempsey, C . Buntine, M
(Smedts, B . Wilkes, B)

Mids:
Swan, D . Boyd, M . Selwood, J . Barlow, M . Winderlich, J . Coniglio, S
(Pfeiffer, D . Kavanagh, E)

Ruc:
Hille, D . McIntosh, H
(Giles, J . Pattison, A)

Fwd:
Franklin, L . Fyfe, N . Martin, D . Brown, J . Christensen, A . Saad, A . Zorko, D
(Walsh, T . Rowe, S)

Omen February 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

A little light in the ruck division.
Maybe downgrade Lake/Malceski
Upgrade Hille to Berger/McEvoy
? on Pattison

Jester February 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Surely the Big O is a must have

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 6:29 am

I dont think pattison will play enough games to justify selection.
Id go orren stephenson as per omen’s advice

tomo February 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

changed my team a little, in my opinion Robinson, Zaharakis and martin are and will be premiums this year.

TEAM NAME: tomosbackandreadytoattack
DEF: B. Goddard, C. Enright, G. Birchall, G. Broughton, M. Suckling, M. Buntine, M. Clarke (B. Ellis, T. Mohr)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, C. M. Murphy, M. Barlow, L. Hayes, S. Clifton, D. Shiel (T. Mitchell, K. Stevens)
RUC: B. McEvoy, H. McIntosh (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, D. Zaharakis, M. Robinson, A. Didak, D. Pfeiffer, J. Cameron (T. Walsh, D. Zorko)
CASH LEFT: $31.200

Any thoughts apprecitated

B-lander February 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m not so sure about Zaharakis – his dodgy knees and interrupted preseason might affect his scoring. I think Sidebottom and even Dangerfield are better forward options at that price.

Agree with you about Dusty though, he’s an absolute gun!

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

Dangerfield has burnt BigRuss too many times. Zaha WILL fire if his knees hold but It’s a hefty risk none the less.

Motts February 2, 2012 at 8:16 am

Motts is impressed with BigRuss’ third person consistency.

Umerz February 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Cheers guys was quite helpful, i was thinking what if I had Giles and stephenson as my on field ruck which would allow 2 extra guns in the forward line and one in the midfield. thoughts?

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

Umerz, if you mean as R1 & 2, you are running quite a risky program.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

Your structure is sound enough, you’ll obviously tweak it after the NAB Cup/practice matches.
LIKE your def line & I have recently abandoned a 1/3 ruck strategy in favour of a more conservative 1/1/2–Louie/Kruezer/Giles/The Big O–my logic being that I (theoretically) will have 2 rucks available throughout the byes at all times.
You may want to consider your bye splits and whether this team conforms to your bye strategy.

BigRuss February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

HGL has very good taste in rucks. Was skeptical on Kreuz but decided to back him.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

HGL appreciates Big Russ’s compliments and is particularly bullish on Kruezer this year. The problem of course is that if he has a breakout season it might be the catalyst that tips Caaarlton into the top 4.
That wouldn’t be good for football.

Jester February 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hey HGL. Just on the rucks, I am considering a cheap R2 like West with the intention of upgrading him before the bye.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Good point of difference. Avg 74 off 6 games last season and will benefit from Ottens retiring. I like him, but have spent the extra $ on K-man who I think will become a prem, and thus a keeper.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

Backs and Mids are much stronger. I’m not convinced by Zaha/Robinson, but, I notice that they are popular choices and probably are vested with qualities that I have not recognised.
Good structure. How are you shaped for the byes?

Gertrude February 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Murphy or Judd?

Jester February 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Murph

pj February 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

So many great ideas for line ups and interesting to see the different approaches, does anyone else feel like a kid in a candy shop?

carl February 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Ok, who to choose out of murphy, judd or swan? I have very little of carlton and collingwood so far.

Gertrude February 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

How can you go past Swan!? And Judds patchy SC season of last year conerns me.

Catta February 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

If you can get 2 out of the 3 in………Swanny & Murpf for sure!

pj February 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Murphy all the way

Gertrude February 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Thumbs Up: J.Grimes at $380,000
Thumbs Down: B.Lake at $286,000

David February 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Is Kreuzer a good 2nd ruck?

Thumbs up- Yes
Thumbs Down- No

Catattack February 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Just negotiated lower performance targets at work due to super coach commitments.

Anyway, here is my initial team. Any comments would be appreciated. You may notice a trend that starts with D and ends in PP.

Backs – Goddard (mid), Deledio (Mid), Heppell, M. Johnson (Fwd) Guthrie, Docherty, Mohr, (S) J. Ferguson (Fwd), T. Curran (Fwd)

Mids – GAJ, Swan, Selwood, I. Smith, Christensen (Fwd), Coniglio, (S) D. Pfeiffer (Fwd), B. Harvey (Def)

Rucks – COX, Sandipants, (S) Rowe (Fwd), Big Oren

Forwards – Buddy, Fyfe (Mid), D.Martin (Mid), Butcher, Tomlinson (Def), Saad, Treloar (Mid) (S) Zorko (Mid), Smedts (def).

Obviously there is some work to do on the team. There is 52 days to go, so I will probably make about 495 changes. Any comments on the existing team would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Catattack

Gertrude February 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Like it!
although: Can you trust Sandilands with his infamous turf toe?
and surely Martin is overpriced!

Catattack February 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Just traded Martin for Chappy, Too many cats players?

Catta February 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I know it’s only early days but that trade is a lock……Martin will have a huge season this year Catattack. BTW Sandilands if flying too, I saw an interview on the week-end & he’s not only looking fantastic, but he said he’s feeling refreshed & the best he has for years!

Catattack February 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Ok, Now I have Martin & Chappy. Sold Fyfe as part of the deal. He was great last year but a little inconsistent & may have a shoulder injury.

Also sold Sandi and bought McEvoy. Pretty sure that I will overrule that decision prior to round 1.

Also sold I Smith and bought Gibbs. I think that it may be worthwhile.

Does anyone have a time machine? I would really like to go to one week before round one. Anyone willing to share the cost of renting the time machine with me?

Catattack

Catta February 2, 2012 at 12:10 am

Around 489 changes to go Catattack, all solid moves though! 211 would be the only one that I would challenge, McEvoy come of age last year but Sandilands is sure to score much more from start to finish IMO!

If you end up finding that time machine, don’t forget your mates on SCT!

Catattack February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Just realised that I will have 5 donuts in the forward round in bye 3. Natural attrition will mean that some of the guys will be traded out but I think some changes are due. The team as it stands is pretty irrelevant prior to the NAB Cup. Still good fun though.

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Just pick your best team , dont worry about the byes . Everyone in the same boat and there,s alot of water under that bridge .

Catta February 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

IMO, unless your going for overall & yes….we all think we may be good enough, the bye rounds are going to affect everyone hard in at lease 1 of the 3 rounds. Unless you use 6-9 trades in those rounds to try & ovoid 0’s…..trades are to important come finals time.

$50,000 is awesome but bragging rights to ya mates for 12 months about whipping their arse’s in SC is worth way more……especially my mates!!!!!!

SIMPLE PLAN February 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

NEED SOME ADVICE RE: MY TEAM. Thanks in advance.

BACKS
Goddard Shaw Grimes Stratton Lake MClarke Wilkes ….. Morh Ellis
MIDS
Ablett Swan Murphy Deledio Zorko Coniglio ….. Horsely Clifton
RUCKS
Sandilands NicNat …. Giles Stephenson
FWDS
Buddy Fyfe Martin Rioli Walsh Treloar Kerridge ….. Saad Pfeiffer

Cash – $100k

Catta February 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm

The 3 backman coming back from big injuries in 2011… Lake, Stratton & Grimes would personally worry me! I’d maybe pop Deledio back in defence, get rid of at lease one of those 3 & look at what money you have left for another resonable mid!

The rest looks pretty solid SP

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

Stratts will be okay, he played against the suns and our finals series.

“Given that Ben had missed so much footy, he certainly wasn’t at his most stellar best, however with a consistent summer and pre-season training we’re sure he will be a key plank in our back-half once again.”

Catta February 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Hope so D Mac, he looked awesome before going down with injury!

souva February 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Which two main rucks to go with? Cox, Sandiland, Mummy, Berger or Nic Nac. Can’t decide.

General Hodge February 2, 2012 at 3:14 am

Thumbs up – N.Riewoldt
Thumps down – M.Barlow.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I think Barlow just scrapped in ther General, good luck to him in 2012!

Largy February 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

Hi guys Updated version 2.0 please tell me what u think……. Cheers :)

BACKS: B Goddard, B Delidio, H Shaw, B Lake, Z Tuohy, M Clarke, M Dea.
(S Morris, B Wilkes)

MIDS: S Pendles, G Ablett, M Murphy, M Priddis, R Bastinac, D Zorko.
(J McDonald, L Brown)

RUCKS: COXY, MUMMY, (BIG O, J GILES)

FORWARDS: L Franklin, M LeCras, J Brown, J Porplizia, I Folau, B Smedts, T Walsh. (A Treloar, J Lamb)

Im tossing up wether to get nic nat or coxy which one? & comments on this team again cheers guys. :)

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

fwd line is a bit weak.
you only have 1 prem player (buddy)

id shuffle around some players.

maybe downgrade coxy to nic nat and use the spare 150k to upgrade lecras

Fishtopher February 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

What’s a better way to go?

Brown Dog, Christensen & Rockliff – thumbs up

OR

Fyfe, Stevie J & MID rookie – thumbs down

I do take some convincing too so a bit of rhyme and reason in the comments would be good

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

Brown (90-100 on average) + Christensen (70-80) + Rockliff (110-120)

=

Fyfe (100-110) + Stevie J (100-110) + Rookie (50-60)

Do the math…

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

brown 90-100…thats best case scenario….best case scenario’s never eventuate.

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

surely thats not best case scenario… look 2 season ago about the first 5 rounds before he got injured.. he was averaging about 130.. smashing out 150’s… and hes said he is back to that same fitness this year! im on him!

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Yeah I think 90-100 is worst case scenario. He should average 100+ if he doesn’t knock himself out. This is supposedly his first full preseason in like 10 years. I am on him too.

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

Jordan Roughead – Thumbs up
Jonathan Brown – Thumbs down

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

I meant Jarryd Roughead…. the hawthorn one

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thumbs up – Brian Lake
Thumbs down – Josh Drummond

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

What do you guys think about Phil Davis? Good risk or stay away?

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

BigRuss will be watching Phil Very closely this NAB.

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

Along with Jaryd Roughead the ugly duckling. His DPP excites BigRuss greatly.

Fishtopher February 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

The Roughnut has Fish tingling too. A lot more than any ginger has before anyway.

Might hold off for now though. Has been eased into his preseason and they might take the same approach to the season proper. Even if he is playing from RD1 I think it will take him a little while to get back in the swing.

Upgrading Rowe in the Forward OR Back line…..MMMM

Fishtopher February 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

…or Ruck line even

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

Dr phil

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

Adam Cooney ($439,500) – Thumbs up
Lenny Hayes ($422,000) – Thumbs down

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

The CoonDog is back.

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

For you Carlton boys out there. Will Mitch Robinson be used in the defensive forward role this year.

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

They will use him as battering ram. Dude is as stupid as and as a result feels no pain.

carl February 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

Defence
Goddard, Deledio, H shaw, Broughton, M Clarke, Bower, Smedts (morris, wilkes)

midfield
Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Priddis, J Selwood, J Mcdonald (Zorko, D shiel)

Rucks
Mumford, Nic Nat (Big O, Giles)

Forwards
Franklin, Pavlich, A Christensen, Saad, B Dick, L Mitchell, T walsh (Rowe, L Williams)

have 37K left in the bank
My forward line is looking very weak, is there any way to improve it without taking to much away from my midfield?

Team Davo February 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

2nd official draft for Team Davo

DEF: B.Goddard, H.Shaw, B.Deledio, G.Broughton, S.Burgoyne, B.Lake, T.Mohr,
Emg: S.Morris, B.Smedts

MID: M.Murphy, D.Swan, G.Ablett, M.Barlow, D.Zorko,D.Shiel
Emg;L Brown, T Mitchell

RUCKS: Leuenberger, J Giles
Emg: A Pattison, O.Stephenson

FWD: L.Franklin, Stevie J, D.Martin, Didak, J.Brown, , A.Tomlinson,
C.Peiffer
Emg: S.Rowe, A.Treloar

Outs-Suckling,J Selwood,c.Sylvia

Ins-G.Broughton,G.Ablett,Stevie J

Bazza February 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

What is everyone’s premium structure for their teams? (e.g. 4 Defense prems, 3 Mid prems, 1 Ruck prem and 4 Forward prems)… I’m having trouble deciding whether or not my forward line needs 4 prems. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Backline – 3 prems, 2 mids, 2 rooks

Midfield – 3 prems, 3 mids

Rucks – 1 prem, 1 rook

Forward – 3 prems, 3 rooks

But the mid-priced players I have are Brian Lake, Phil Davis, Michael Barlow, Adam Cooney, Alan Didak and Jonathan Brown so by the middle of the season, they could all be premiums … but they could also not be. Got to take the risk!

thommo h February 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

i went for the guns/ rookies plan-

Backs- 5 premiums, 2 rookies,

Mids- 3 premiums, 3 rookies

Rucks- 1 premium, 1 rookie

Forwards- 5 premiums, 2 rookies

this method should work….

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Who are your premiums?

thommo h February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

umm youn can see my team down the bottom of the of the page haha

gimmeguitars February 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

At this stage I have:
* 4 Defenders
* 3mids+ Barlow
* 1 rucks+Macca
* 2 FWD prems- 3 mid pricers (J. Brown, A. Walker, Christensen)

In my head I have 15 premiums already #probablydelusional

Bazza February 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Thumbs up Pendles
Thumbs down Swan

Stoney8 February 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

My first team also not sure about my rookies advice and suggestions much appreciated thanks :)

Backs…Deledio, Shaw, Birchall, Lake, M.Clarke, B.Ellis,Mohr
(Blee, Wilkes)

Mids…Pendlebury, Ablett, Swan, Barlow, Hayes, Coniglio
(Clifton, Zorko)

Rucks…Naitanui, McIntosh
(Giles, Stephensen)

Forwards…Franklin, Fyfe, Johnson, J.Brown, Menzel, Treloar, T.Walsh
(Pfeiffer, Saad)

zaharaharakis February 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

get rid of menzel, he’ll be out for a while yet

Stoney8 February 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

any suggestions?

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Should I get Tommy Walsh/Pav or Leigh Adams/Porplyzia?

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Walsh and Pav for sure. Guns and rookie stratergy is the best way to go IMO.

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thanks mate!

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Goodes, Fyfe, Johnson or Pav!?!?!?!?!

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Not Pav. Goodes is getting old, but can still pull out big scores but a little inconsistently. Fyfe is still young so we don’t know exactly how he is going to perform week in week out. He also has a bit of a shoulder injury. Johnson is a bit like Goodes. Getting a bit older. Can pull out huge scores but sometimes down in the 50-70 mark.

In my mind I would go Goodes or Fyfe.

crabstick23 February 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Pavlova!
Personally steering clear of Swan premiums because of there finals run, (Collingwood, WB, Hawthorn and Geelong. Ouch!) so that rules Goodes out for me.
Fyfe’s shoulders are concerning, and until I see him play a few NAB cup games I’m steering clear.
Johnson barley ever plays 22 games and is mighty inconsistent… Ageing body doesn’t help the way he plays football either.
Pav is so consistent (averages of 111, 108,115, 110, 99, 99 and 105 over the last 7 years) and surely once again he’s going to average 100+.

sam February 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

mcevoy or sam jacobs
like 4 jacobs thumbs down for mceyoy

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

McEvoy for sure!

sam February 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

i was thinking jacobs so then i had more money

sam February 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

wat about zack smith

dane swan February 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

DEF

GODDARD, Brendon (MID)
DELEDIO, Brett (MID)
BROUGHTON, Greg
DAVIS, Phil
CLARKE, Marty
BLEE, Nathan
SMEDTS, Billie (FWD)
SIERAKOWSKI, Will
WILKES, Beau

MIDS

ABLETT, Gary
THOMPSON, Scott
MURPHY, Marc
BOYD, Matthew
MORABITO, Anthony
MCDONALD, James
PFEIFFER, Darren (FWD)
ZORKO, Dayne (FWD)

RUCKS

MCEVOY, Ben
JACOBS, Sam
GILES, Jonathan
STEPHENSEN, Orren

FWDS

FRANKLIN, Lance
ROWE, Sam (RUC)
GOODES, Adam (MID)
CHRISTENSEN, Allen (MID)
O’KEEFE, Ryan (MID)
DANGERFIELD, Patrick (MID)
LAMB, Jed
TOMLINSON, Adam (DEF)
WALSH, Tommy

Not convinced about BLEE and MORABITO. any suggestions please.

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

great team but too many sydney players in the forward line. when it comes to the bye you will be sorry haha

sam February 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

martin or should i get goodes

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Start off with Martin and get Goodes halfway through season. Goodes is slow starter but strong finisher

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

i dont think goodes will be to slow rnd 1 against the giants, or port in rnd 3..plenty of upside.
rnd 5 they have the hawks – he avg’s 125 against them
after that they have crows,tigers & melbourne – avg’s 106 against them.
then the doggies…he avg’s 131 against them.

goodes is a proven keeper/gun

everyone is hoping martin takes his game to new a level…in theory he may, but he may not…then you have to make a decision on whether to trade him or hold on and hope he finds form etc etc

bring in goodes, let him do his thing.

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

You make a good points. I retract my statement.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

That’s “GOLD” D Mac, great post mate!

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, M. Buntine, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (A. Pattison, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Goodes, T. Walsh, A. Saad, H. Crozier (T. Dickson, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $19,600
I think it’s pretty spot on now, but any feedback would be lovely!

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Good team its not my stratergy as you have alot of midprice people but each to there own. Maybe a worry is Lake new hearld sun article quote: “SUPERCOACH VALUE: Wait on Brian Lake ($287K). He will be a beaut upgrade at some stage but there are doubts whether he will start the season on time.” So just keep an eye on him for any news cause it doesn’t look good. URL for article is http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/supercoach-lowdown-on-your-club/story-e6frf9jf-1226260070721

sam February 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

viv michie or gary ablett

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

word of advise make your question a poll. Such as Ablett thumbs up and Michie??? thumbs down.

For me its always Ablett pure gun specially with a full pre-season under his belt.

D Mac February 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

richard tambling or lance franklin

BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

BigRuss was waiting for a Tambling mention. Well loved all around it seems. Thoroughly enjoyed that D Mac

Yiorgakis February 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Critical decision. Could make or break your season…

Happy Go Lucky February 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm
BigRuss February 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Good read thanks HGL!

sam February 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

like 4 sanderlands thumbs down 4 mumfford

dane swan February 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

swans have a dream start GWS, Port, North, Adelaide, Richmond, Melbourne rounds 1-8

a dream draw to start means 2 forward rookies will be upgraded at a good price i hope.

sam February 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

thumbs up 4 mumford
thumbs down 4 sandilands

QuiXotic February 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Team Mach 1

Backs:

Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Buntine, Gilham, M.Clarke (Smedts, J.Redpath)

Mids:

Ablett, Murphy, Watson, Goodes, Hartlett, J.Mcdonald (D.Shiel, T.Mitchell)

Fwds:

Buddy, Pav, Martin, Zaharakis, Varcoe, Saad, Rowe (S.Kerridge, B.Dick)

Rucks:

Goldstien, Big O (J.Gile, J.Witts)

$5.3k Left

Worries: Weak forward line. Went with untested ruck combo to reinforce mid and backs. Some double up in teams and possies which could be detrimental in bye rounds (but hoping to offload some money makers before then)

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Get rid of Varcoe way too inconsistent. And I worry with Goldstein due to McIntosh return surely that will effect his scoring ability.

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Info on Varcoe out for 10 weeks seems he’ll miss the first few matches: http://www.geelongcats.com.au/geelongnews/newsarticle/tabid/3933/newsid/128166/default.aspx

QuiXotic February 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Thank guys.

My other option was McEvoy and and Kreuzer, with Big O and Witts on bench, but will have to subsidise in mid and backs.

Yea, I thought varcoe was a bit inconsisten, any suggestions…was thinking dids, but once again, price is a factor

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Dids might be worth the risk just keep an eye on him in NAB and see whats Bucks does with him coz he may go for young blood and weed out Dids. Otherwise get J Brown should kill it with a full preseason under his belt.

And yep those rucks are good maybe Giles instead of Witts coz it seems like Giles will play most weeks.

Try get Goodes in your forward line and get rid of Harlett for Barlow you know Barlow can get some really good scores while Port are just hopeless.

Ollie February 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

DEFENDERS – Brendon Goddard, Brett Deledio, Sam Fisher, Brian Lake, Phil Davis, Matthew Warnock, Billie Smedts (Nathan Blee, Beau Wilkes)

MIDFIELDERS – Gary Ablett, Dane Swan, Marc Murphy, Michael Barlow, Adam Cooney, Alan Didak (Anthony Morabito, Sam Docherty)

RUCKS – Matthew Leunberger, Jonathan Giles (Tom Derickx, Orren Stephenson)

FORWARDS – Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes, Nathan Fyfe, Jonathan Brown , Ahmed Saad, Adam Treloar, Tommy Walsh (Sam Rowe, Simon Tunbridge)

Salary – $2000

Thoughts?

Stocky February 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Having Cooney and Lake in the same side is risky, but could pay off if both fire. I wouldnt take either to be honest.

Otherwise looks fairly well balanced. Good mix of premiums and rookies and well spread across the field.

SpectemurAgendo February 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Be gentle….Overriding “plan” for this year is versatility. Have blown too many trades too early in my last two years and then run out of ooompff at the gravy stroke. What I am after is a side that can be set and forgot for at least the first few weeks prior to tampering thus the plethora of DPP(the Chinese finger trap will also help. Rookies will be NAB dependant

B Goddard(M/D),B Deledio(M/D), S Burgoyne(M/D), M Clarke, B Waters, B Lake, S Mckernan (D/F), (S Docherty(M/D) and B Wilkes)

S Pendlebury, G Ablett, M Murphy, M Barlow, I Smith, D Shiel (D Zorko (M/F) and L Brown M/F)

M LBerger, D Hale (R/F) (J Giles and O Stephenson)

L Franklin, D Martin(MF), J Lewis(MF), J Brown, B Smedts (F/D), A Treloar (MF), T Walsh, (D Pfieffer (MF) and S Rowe (R/F)

2.9k rem

QuiXotic February 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Was thining Hale myself, but can only really sub him for Rowe, needs to be more versatile me thinks.

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

roughie ?

QuiXotic February 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Better :)

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm

RUCK / FWDS

Roughead…. hawks…. $550,000 … ave 101

Hale… hawks …. $406,000 ..ave 75

Lycett… westcoast …$265,600 …ave 70

Hamling… geelong ..$106,600 ..ave –

Rowe … carlton … $106,600 …ave –

Patterson … hawks … $94,700 …ave – rookie

staley … stkilda ….$94,700 … ave – rookie

gimmeguitars February 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I don’t think staley will play

gimmeguitars February 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

You’ll need to put one of either Dochety/Goddard/Deledio/Burg into your mids so they can swap with your defence- you’ve got ‘em all in your defence. Or put two of these guys into your mids because then they can both swap. Or just BJ into your mids because he’s better than all of the rest of the other 3… haha

though I do like your midfield options! tasty! that said I haven’t looked into who’s having the byes and when for those players.

not sold on your FWD line. Downgrade pfeiffer maybe.

FISH February 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

You have great M/Ds in defence but who are you going to swap them for if you need to?

Leo Messi February 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Dont get Burgoyne

Keeps February 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

sup, so yeh, this is my 1st draft of “Keeperz Krew”

Def: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, M Clarke, Bower, Smedts, Wilkes (Mohr, Morris)
(i know the backline is weak, but if D4- can get 65-75ish i’ll be happy)

Mid: Ablett, Swan, M Murphy, Barlow, Cooney, Coniglio (McDonald, Mitchell)

Rucks: Mumford, McEvoy (Giles, Stephensen)

FWD: Franklin, Goodes, Fyfe, D Martin, Zorko, Treloar, Walsh (Saad, L williams)

Keepz February 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

any changes i should do?? tips??

Andrea February 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

So here is my first attempt. Of course rookies are bound to change I am sure during/after nab cup :P

DEF: Goddard, Shaw, Broughton, Burgorne, Lake, Davis, Clarke (M, Ellis B, Smedts)

MID: Abblet, Murphy, Mitchell, Barlow, Coniglio, Sheil (Pfeiffer, McDonald J)

RUCK: Leuenberger, Giles (Rowe, Stephenson O)

FWD: Franklin, Zaharakis, Reiwoldt, Sidebottom, Brown J, Christensen, Saad (Zorko, Kerridge)

8.1k remaining

JordanStorm February 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Not a bad team. I would probably take out Lake and trade him for Billie Smedts from Geelong. I would also trade Phil Davis, he has some shoulder problems which will hinder him. Sidebottm is a concern but it’s a risk you could be willing to take

Overall a pretty good team, just needs a little bit of tweaking

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Andrea ..nice balance side apart form burgie , and reiwoldt . But I honestly think that there best is behind em . I would somehow try to get a deledio and a fwd / mid rookie

jake February 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Okay, heres the winning team ;)

by winning team i mean the foundation because its obviously going to be tweaked

DEF – Goddard, S.Fisher, Houli, J.Grimes, Lake, Conners, Clarke Emerg. Smedts, Wilkes

MIDS- GAJ, Mitchell, Selwood, Deledio, Hayes, Zorko, Emerg. Wingard, Shiel

RUCKS – Naitanui, Big O Stephensen, Giles, Derickx

FORWARDS – Franklin, NRoo, JBrown, Didak, Rohan, Porplyzia, Treloar Emerg. Dick , TWalsh

the game plan is a mixture of prems surrounded by rookies and blokes who I feel will be worth more then what they are now, either from coming back through injury whatever.

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

connors pass
grimes pass
rohan pass
nroo pass
didak pass

porplyzia ?
lake ?

the rest is ok Jake ..

JordanStorm February 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

OK so I fixed up my team. Here’s the updated version

Def: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Hurn, M.Clarke, Mohr, Sierwerkowski (Morris, Wilkes)

Mid: Ablett Jr/Scott Pendlebury (can decide), Mitchell, A.Swallow, J.Kennedy, J.Selwood, D.Shiel (Kavanagh, Zorko)

Ruck: Mumford, McIntosh (Giles, Stephenson)

Forward: Goodes, Martin, Petrie, J.Brown, Saad, Tomlinson, Smedts (Kerridge, Rowe)

Anything I should change?

Scatts February 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

nice team JS , you can try to sqeeze a franklin ?
go the mummy and 3 rookies .

El Greco February 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Now this is a serious question so don’t be too harsh..

Thumbs up – Jonathan “Battering Ram” Brown
Thumbs down – Jack “I can’t believe im considering him” Watts

El Greco February 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

And if you could take both, would you?

Bender February 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Check this out too El Greco.

Bender February 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm
thommo h February 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Backs- Goddard, Deledio, Fisher, Enright, Grimes, M Clarke, S Morris (Talia, Redpath)

Mids- Ablett, M Murphy, J Selwood, Horsley, Zorko, Shiel (T Mitchell, L Brown)

Rucks- Mumford, McIntosh (Stephenson, T Campbell)

Forwards- Goodes, Pavlich, Chapman, D Martin, Rioli, Pfeiffer, Treloar (Walsh, L Williams)

This is my team, have got 11,000 to play with, what do you guys reckon?

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Rioli has bad hammies wouldn’t trust them. Chappy the same and getting old. Grimes also injury prone but probably the only one I would risk having in my team. The hammies constantly cause problems. Don’t know who Campbell is but Giles is sure to play most weeks.

Otherwise good team.

thommo h February 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

well it would have too be either Franklin/N Riewoldt or Rioli/Chapman…

jimbo February 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Personally I would go Franklin and Brown (yes injury worry but has had a very good preseason and I think is a must have) and then upgrade Grimes to Broughton or Newman. Up to you though.

zaharaharakis February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

TEAM NAME: lick my swingers VERSION 2.0
DEF: B. Goddard, G. Birchall, D. Heppell, J. Grimes, B. Ellis, T. Mohr, T. Golds (N. Blee, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Priddis, B. Deledio, M. Barlow, D. Zorko, E. Kavanagh (J. McDonald, T. Mitchell)
RUC: M. Leuenberger, N. Naitanui (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin(point taken), N. Fyfe, D. Martin, D. Zaharakis, S. Sidebottom, J. Brown, B. Smedts (T. Walsh, S. Kerridge)
CASH LEFT: $47,900

how bout it?

steven February 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

heres my team, feedback would be sweet
DEF: B Goddard, B Deledio, J Adcock, C Yarran, B Lake, M Clarke, S Morris
(B Smedts, L Brown)
MID: G Ablett, M Murphy, D Swan, L Hayes, S Coniglio, D Shiel
(J McDonald, T Mitchell)
RUC: D Cox, J Giles (O Stephensen, S Rowe)
FWD: L Franklin, D Martin, T Cloke, D Zaharakis, J Brown, J Porplyzia, D Zorko
(A Treloar, T Walsh)
cash left: 32,700

Max February 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hows everybody going?
There are a few players i am considering and i would love to hear your thoughts on them if thats possible.

Kieran Jack- about 430k
Always loved him as a player, my favourite player outside of my beloved bombers. But very cheap and still young. I think he is suited to SC because of his contested possesions. I wonder if he will be used as a tagger or not, anyone hear any news on his role for this year?

Jason Winderlich- 302,000k
Cheap for a guy that used to average high 90’s, maybe the injury could stunt his scoring capabilities or maybe he could get back to his best?

Watson- 574,000k

Steve Johnson- 581,000k

Thanks guys, your help would be priceless!

Jonesy February 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

G’day mate.
Haven’t heard much at all about Jack since last season. You’d have to watch NAB.
I’ve currently got Winderlich as well, thinking he’s a good pick up this year.
Watson might be a bit expensive and I think there’s better players around his price.
Stevie J is a good choice for your 2nd or 3rd Premium in your forward line.

Max February 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

thanks jonesy much apreciated

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Viv Michie or Crozier, who will start round 1?

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Thanks everyone! -.-

Bender February 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Probably neither Nickooo. Ross Lyon has never been a big fan of playing the kids, so I don’t think that will change at Freo. They also have a lot of players returning from injury to come back into the side.

Nallen February 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Like your new pic bender, took me awhile to see it =D.

Also i think the big users of the young players will be brisbane as Harvey has gone there and will have an influence in who they pick. So expect some rookies to come from them.

Bender February 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Cheers Nallen. Good point too. I hadn’t thought of Harvey’s influence on playing the youngsters up there.

gimmeguitars February 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Expect Dawson to get alot of games

Green Hornet February 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Zaharakis – Thumbs Up
Sidebottom – Thumbs Down

Cheers :)

Nallen February 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Different Tactic here, so give me feed back.

Decided to load up on backs and forwards as they are less likely to have cash cows where as all the money is in the midfield. So have have only picked a couple of guns in midfield for captains roll and then just loaded up.
Tell me what you think:

Def: God, Lids, Scottland, Shaw, enright, broughton, bower (ellis, mohrs)

Mid: GAJ, J.selwood, Mcdonald, Docherty, Pfeiffer, Kavanagh (Kerridge, Mitchell)

Rucks: Burger, Giles, (Rowe, Big O)

Fwd: buddy, dusty, chappy, Zaha, Sidebottom, Brown, Saad (Zorko, Pattison [haw])

p.s this is my second team so just trying it out.

souva February 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Any thoughts of improving this side?

Def: Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Duffield, Clarke.M (Coll), Mohr.T, Spurr.L (Morris.B, Brown.L)
Mid: Pedlebury, Ablett, Murphy, Priddis, Horsely.K, Shiel.D (McDonald.S, Mitchell.T)
Rck: Mumford, Naitanui (Giles.J, Stephenson.O)
Fwd: Franklin, Goodes, Pavlich, Zaharakis, Zorko.D, Smedts.B, Trelour.A (Dickson.T, Williams.L)

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

What’s Duffield cost?

souva February 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Money left over is $8000

Barnburners February 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Version 1. Gone with 3 perennials in Hodge, Bartel and Montagna who I think will get under the guard of most SC Teams this year.

Goddard – Shaw – McMahon – Armstrong – Clarke – Rookies x 4
Ablett – Swan – Hodge – Bartel – Montagna – Rookies x 3
Luenberger – Giles – Rookies x 2
Franklin – Beams – Martin – N Riewoldt – J Brown – Rookies x 4
Cash left $164600

Hve picked the newbies but will finalise following NAB Cup and rookie upgrades.

Good luck to all for the year as this year will be a very challenging one indeed.

Nickooo February 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Thumbs up Brandon Ellis Or Thumbs down Tim Mohr

Scotty February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Both??

Nickooo February 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

One on bench and one on field! I might wait for the NAB cup!

souva February 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Duffield costs $410,200. Hard to decide on a mid-range backline player.

Scotty February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Second attempt:

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, H Shaw, Broughton, Heppell, M Clarke, Ellis (Mohr, Wilkes)
MID: Ablett, Swan, A Swallow, Gibbs, Docherty, Shiel (Kerridge, Mitchell)
RUCK: Mumford. Giles (Stephenson, Rowe)
FWD: Franklin, Goodes, Pavlich, Cloke, Saad, Zorko, Cameron (Smedts, Hampton)
$16,500 left

Any input will be greatly appreciated!

Scotty February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Thinking of downgrading Broughton -> Lake and upgrading Saad -> J Brown

Big Stick February 3, 2012 at 1:40 am

BACKS
Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Enright, Clarke, Mohr, Smedts
Bench: Morris, Blee

MIDS
Ablett, Swan, M. Murphy, Watson, Docherty, Treloar
Bench: Shiel, McDonald

RUCKS
Sandilands, Kreuzer
Bench: Giles, Stephenson

FORWARDS
Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Tomlinson, Saad, Walsh
Bench: Zorko, Kerridge

Any opinions appreciated

Also if you see this, please give my team a thumbs up or down!

Cheers

Big Stick February 3, 2012 at 1:41 am

$1,200 in the bank I might add

Big Stick February 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback lads :)

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

Anyone else having problems posting on SC chat?
I type and click post, nothing happens :-(

Bender February 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Mine came through about a day later D Mac.

Happy Go Lucky February 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Nice avatar Bender.

Bender February 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Thanks HGL. New year, new avatar, new team name (I put “The” in front of Bender Rovers :))

Catta February 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Cracking name Bender, well done!

Largy February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi Guys the new version of LARGYS LEGENDS. Thoughts please? :)

BACKS: B Goddard, B Delidio, H Shaw, D Heppel, B Lake, M Clarke, S Morris.
(W Sirakowski, B Wilkes)

MIDS: G Ablett, D Swan, M Murphy, A Cooney, R Bastinac, D Zorko.
(J McDonald, L Brown)

RUCKS: COXY, MUMMY. (BIG O, J Giles)

FORWARDS: L Franklin, M LeCras, J Brown, J Porplizia, I Folau, B Smedts, B Dick. ( T Walsh, J Elliott)

Leave your comments on this team please guys cheers :)

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

get rid of folau, better options than him.
other than that it looks pretty solid.

Largy February 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

You dont think he will be worth a crack though?? What other options are there? I’ve got $226,000 with him out of my sqaud.

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

Izzy SC avg in the NEAFL was 31 :-(
He has a breakeven of 23.
Wont exactly make a ton of money for you.

Nick heynes, taylor adams, devon smith, Jeremy cameron.
All gws players, all will rack up more points than izzy.
Obviously keep an eye on NAB cup to see who performs well etc.

Largy February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Yeah good point, ill see nab cup and see whats out there, maybe those young saints millera or saad?

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

ive heard good things about saad, not sure about millera.
with a new coach and new game plan etc, anything could happen.

keep your eye on brad dick aswell, he may have to play in the wafl a bit first to earn his spot in the senior side.
He’s no certainty to line up rnd 1

DamenS February 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Actually he’s a certainty NOT to line up in Rnd 1 – he’s still recovering from injury.

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

It’s settled then :-D

Ryan February 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

Back: Goddard Deledio Grimes Tambling
Tapscott Clarke Lake (2x)

Mid: Thomas Thompson Watson Cooney Hayes Mcdonald (2x)

Ruck: Sandilands Roughhead (2x)

Fwd: Franklin Brown Reiwoldt Higgens Blair
Morton Byrnes (2x)

Please comment if you think i need to change any thing

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

forget missy higgins.
Hes on the black list as far as SC goes.

Tambling…thats funny

Keep your eye on roughie, he wont be at his best from the get go…could be a good upgrade target during the season.

apparently cooney is flying :-)

Ryan February 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Thanks mate. just have a feeling tambling will go alright this year, and went for a bit of a gamble on injuried players grimes, cooney lake hayes ect.. thanks any way :)

Mouseman February 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

G’day guys,

Good to see you all again spouting the same nonsense as usual :P

but without further ado, please spout some nonsense my way – thanks all

Backs
Goddard, Deledio, Enright, Grimes, Lake, Clarke, Ellis
(Smedts, Sierakowski)

Mids
Ablett, Swan, Selwood, Barlow, Conligio, Zorko
(McDonald, Mitchell)

Rucks
Kreuzer & McIntosh
(Stephenson, Giles)

Fwds
Franklin, Fyfe, Rioli, D Martin, J Brown, Dick, Treloar
(Walsh, Cameron)

Ryan February 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Pretty good team mate

Backs: good but ellis ,might not get enough games but is a good pick.

Mid: Cant see anything wrong.

Ruck: That is a very worrying ruck as mcintosh is just getting back from injury and with goldstein and petrie i dont think roo’s can have 3 big men, and kreuzer was dodgy coming back from that knee but could go alright this year

For: good forward but dick??

Mouseman February 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

cheers for the feedback Ryan. Still not 100% on the rucks either. Thinking of bringing in West for McIntosh. Will see how things pan out in the Nab cup. I’ll also keep my eye on dick too ;)

leftenant February 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

hey guys, early days but here it is so far
backs
deledio, shaw, fisher, enright, clarke, buntine, sierakowski? ( aylett? bugg? )
mids
swan, murphy, mitchell, selwood, barlow, coniglio ( shiel, t mitchell? )
rucks
mcintosh, longer? ( giles? stephenson )
fwds
franklin, goodes, pavlich, chapman, porplyzia, walsh? treloar? ( zorko? cameron? )

Fishtopher February 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

A. Swallow & J. Grimes…..welcome to serious contention!

Scotty February 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Had Swallow on my radar from the start. There goes my POD :(

DamenS February 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm

It’s been a point of pride for me that i’ve NEVER Swallowed, so I don’t intend to start this year … ;)

D Mac February 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

hahaha

Catta February 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Considering 1 of these 2 players

Didak………..thumbs up
Porpoise……thumbs down

Nickooo February 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, M. Buntine, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (A. Pattison, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Goodes, T. Walsh, A. Saad, H. Crozier (T. Dickson, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $19,600

Nickooo February 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

ANY FEEDBACK PLEASE!?!?

Gibbo February 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

im touch n go on hamish…they love big goldy down there! if hamish can get some good game time in nab and be able to clunk a few a kick goals also then id say he is a good bet! not bad otherwise

span February 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

This is my first year in SC so would like as much advice as possible.

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Lake, Mohr, Heppell, M.Talia, Wilkes, Blee

MID: Ablett Jnr, Selwood, Murphy, Horsely, Coniglio, T.Mitchell, Kerridge, Pfeiffer

RUC: Cox, McEvoy, Giles, O.Stephenson

FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Goodes, Smedts, Zorko, Saad, Treloar, J.Cameron

$235,800 left in bank.

Nickooo February 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Probably a few to many rookies!

span February 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

suggestions?

Nickooo February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Maybe swap Selwood to Barlow since you already got Ablett and then swap a rookie for a mid pricer?

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Guns n’ rookies boys

Happy Go Lucky February 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

You could do with 1 more mid prem. Swan or Penders.
Alternatively, you may get Barlow instead and use the rest of your cash to upgrade Lake into Heater, Suckling or someone of that ilk.
If you can’t go prem, then look @ Grimes, who admittedly, has durability issues.

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

just tweaked the team ( only another 5oo to go )

Defenders

Goddard (mid)
Delidio (mid)
Enright
Lake
Buntine
M. Clarke
Wilkes
Ellis
Allen (mid)

Midfield

Ablett
Swan
Murphy
Boyd
J Selwood
Barlow
L Brown (def)
Sexton (fwd)

Rucks

Giles
Stephensen
Rowe (fwd)
Derickx

Forwards

Franklin
O’Keefe (mid)
Martin (mid)
Sidebottom (mid)
Christensen (mid)
Haynes (mid)
Treloar (mid)
Zorko (mid)
Smedts (def)

Catta February 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Scatts, you might want to change you team name from Scrotum Scratches to…..The dpp’s mate!

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

hehehe… Catta , all about multi tasking mate.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Multi tasking is sitting on the couch with the foxtel remote in 1 hand & a Icy cold crownie in the other! As PA would say #justsayin

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Hehehe yeah nice Catta .

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Catta you doing dream team this year ?

Catta February 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Yeah mate, you gotta league up & running yet?

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm

not yet Catta , I was going to ask you the same . But i can do .

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

He we go Catta ( or anyone on this site wanted to join ) just started a dream team league up all are welcome … 745299 (SUPERCOACH R Us)

Catta February 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Done Scatts, I’m in!

I lost in the GF last year to a team called “Ice.Bank.Mice.Elf”, It got the best of me so I asked the guy what the team name meant?

His response was, say my team name out load & fast!

Bender February 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

WHALE, OIL, BEEF, HOOKED

Do the same with these four words and you turn all of a sudden turn Irish.

Bender February 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

*and you all of a sudden turn Irish

jimbo February 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

It seems like you have a set and forget midfield personally don’t like it. Yes thats where you get the most points but i think you should get two rookies in there and upgrade one ruck and one defender. Reason why is because midfield rookies can be the best rookies gaing the most points and increasing in price the fastest ie Curnow, Libba and a few others (Barlow). Whereas forward and back rookies don’t increase in price as fast or get those good scores.

My plan is to start with three rookies in midfield (yes probably a bit light) but after a couple rounds il jump on those rookies that are going to sky rocket and get me a good amount of money plus get me good scores 90+ points. Now there may not be any good midfield rookies but you never know.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Jimbo, sound advice….BTW please don’t give Scatts to many ideas though, I’m playing against him in the SCT LoEC 2 league! As soon as R1 starts, he becomes the enemy! hahahahaha!

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Yeah you make some good points Jimbo , I do think 13 rookies are enough . plus i wanted to set my midfield up from the get go , and to sacrifice my ruck to get a jammed pack midfield is a price i willing to pay . It all could change before round 1 .

Green Hornet February 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Hi guys, would love some feedback and suggestions :)

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Fisher, Grimes, Drummond, Lake, Bower
( Smedts, Tahlia)
MID: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Zaharakis, Barlow, Coniglio
( Shiel, Kavanagh)
RCK: McIntosh, Stephenson
(Giles, Campbell)
FWD: Martin, Cloke, Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Brown, Folau, Lamb
( Zorko, Walsh)

Cheers :)

jimbo February 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Backline full of injury concerns (Lake, Grimes and Drummond) especially Drummond. Dump one or two. Prob best risk might be Grimes but im not getting him.

Probably better choices out there besides Folau.

Also weak ruck setup but each to there own could work just fine.

Max February 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Quick poll now guys if thats alright.

J Brown and P Dangerfield- Thumbs up

S Johnson and 279k or under player- Thumbs down

Comment the player for under 279k if you want!

Thanks!

Stoney8 February 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Ok guys made a few changes, suggestions?? cheers :)
Deledio, Shaw, Birchall, Lake, Clarke, Ellis, Mohr
Smedts, Wilkes

Pendlebury, Ablett, Swan, Barlow, Hayes, Coniglio
Clifton, Treloar

Naitanui, McIntosh
Giles, Stephensen

Franklin, Fyfe, Johnson, Brown, Zorko, Walsh, Rowe
Pfeiffer, Folau

Stoney8 February 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

also got 228k :)

Hughy February 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I need to no some great new rookies that will play
Please comment anyone

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Nab cup should be a good source

Angusegg February 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Check out ‘Jock Reynolds Supercoach 2012′ on Google. There is a good ‘Rookies Cheat Sheet’.

Catta February 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Hey SCT Coaches

I’m considering 1 of these 2 players as a mid5

Thumbs up………..Cooney
Thumbs down…….Hayes

Cheers

Catta February 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Thanks SCT coaches, that’s good enough for me!

Ryan February 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

hey all doing a great job on here keep it up :)
which one would u pick in your team
thumbs up>James.Mcdonald
thumbs down>S.Coniglio

DamenS February 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It’s probably a bit too hard to have an informed opinion at this point – wait until the pre-season games start and we get to see how and where McDonald is used. Coniglio will play and play on the ball, but McDonald is much cheaper and has experience on his side. It really will depend on how the Giants use McDonald – if they are using him off the bench in short bursts or tucking him into a fwd/back pocket then go with Coniglio. If they are using him in a more productive role, go for him.

Ryan February 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

thanks for the feed back. like most pple will just wait and see how players perform through nab cup

JordanStorm February 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Need some help

Who should I pick (as a forward)

Thumbs Up: Adam Tomlinson (GWS)
Thumbs Down: Darren Pfeiffer (Port)

D Mac February 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Pfeiffer rookie listed. Go Tomlinson

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Anyone is interested joining my Dream Team league .. 745299 16 spots left

Scatts February 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

yep going fast hehehe only 15 spots left .

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thanks to all the guy,s that have joined my dream team league so far , still a few spots left if anyone is interested . D/T 745299

Catta February 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Scatts, I’ve got a few mates at work that will join Monday…if spots are left of course!

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Great stuff Catta , tell em to bring their A game .hahaha

yeah Catta I would pick lenny over cooney .

Catta February 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I must admit Scatts I was very surprised by the overwhelmning support for Lenny over a browlow medalist in Coon-dog, but I trust the SCT coaches as they help me to my highest ever position in SC last year & that trust is going to continue in 2012!

DamenS February 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

LOL – they both have long-term dodgy knees … but Lenny also has a HEART :) A Brownlow undeserved is a woe-woe-din-full event. Controversial, but honest … and true. Lenny Hayes will come out on a wooden peg-leg in his last year if it helps the Saints – take that to the bank, and I’m a Richmond supporter !!

Catta February 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Don’t disagree at all, I’ve had Lenny in my team from my 1st team selected this season! I was just surprised that the poll was so 1 sided 7 to 1, I maybe expected it to be a bit closer as there has been some luv out there for Cooney???

Scotty February 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

Hey guys, need help here. Who do you think will have a bigger year? I have heard both will play more time in the midfield.

THUMBS UP – Mark LeCras ($467,600)
THIMBS DOWN – Steele Sidebottom ($452,400)

I also had an eye on both Walker and Dangerfield, but narrowed it down to the above two.

leftenant February 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

here we are again, another year, another challenge! this is my list, subject to change depending on the rookies.

team name: Exiles

BACK: B Deledio, H Shaw, S Fisher, C Enright, M Buntine, M Clarke,
A Tomlinson ( S Docherty, W Sierakowski )

MID: D Swan, M Murphy, S Mitchell, J Selwood, A Morabito, S Coniglio
( C Wingard, T Mitchell )

RUCK: M Kreuzer, J Giles ( M Daw, O Stephensen )

FWD: L Franklin, A Goodes, M Pavlich, D Martin, A Christensen, D Smith,
T Walsh ( A Saad, D Zorko )

a tick over $6,000 left in the bank.

D Mac February 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

if your going the 1/3 ruck combo, id go a premium ruck, krooz aint.
Sandi,mummy,coxy etc etc

Roo Bloke February 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

Anyone else contemplating Jack Grimes. Seems unders at $380,600.

DOWNSIDE: Only played 11, 14 and 6 games in the last three years
UPSIDE: When has played he’s scored over 90 in 17 of his 31 career games (yes he is captain after only 31 career games) and has a career average of 86.6.

Thoughts??

Thumbs up – worth considering
Thumbs down – probably look elsewhere

Roo Bloke February 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

5 and 4 …. that’s just underlined my confusiong on Grimes

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

LOL – did you really NEED anyone to tell you Grimes is a conundrum ? Could go either way.

Matteo February 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

What’s everyone think?

Goddard, deledio, brought on, burgone, grimes, Clarke, Ellis, ( Wilkes, lockyer)

Ablett, selwood, hodge, Barlow, coniglio, Stevens, ( phiffer, mitchel)

Cox, Giles, ( Rowe, stephensons)

Okeffe, chapmen, rioli, Martin, sidebottom, saad, Walsh, (zorko, smedts)

Cash left $35,400

Adz February 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

DEF: Deledio-Enright-Burgoyne-Grimes-Lake-Dempsey-Clarke-Ellis-Mohr
MID:JB-Barlow-Coon-Montagna-Bastinac-Windelich-Morabito-Hoskin-Elliot
RUCKS: Jamar- Kruezer- Giles-Pattinson
FWD: Franklin-Lecras-Higgins-Brown-Ohailpin-Butcher-Zorko-Haynes-Smetds
Please give me feedback on what u’d do.

Sammy February 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Clarke – Thumbs Up
Bower – Thumbs Down

D Mac February 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Both IMO

The Gun February 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mid rangers that I’m considering

B: J Grimes and Stratton, worth taking either?? Both??
M: C Masten??
F: Hawkins, Gunston, worth taking either?? Both?

Angusegg February 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Not so sure about mid rangers this year. I wouldnt suggest these guys but Grimes and Hawkins could be good POD’s although too risky IMO.

H February 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

unsure with third defender

thumbs up broughton
thumbs down enright

comment for other 531k in bank

Rizy February 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Well there is still ages to go till Rnd 1 but its no harm to get in early

Back: Goddard Deledio Grimes Lake Martin Webberly
(c. Guthrie W.slerakowaki)

Mid: Watson Thompson Thomas Barlow Mcdonald Cooney
(s.coniglio K.lucas)

Ruck: Sandilands Renouf
(O.Stephensen J.hall)

Fwd: Franklin Brown N. Reiwoldt Didak Dick Burns Martin
(N. haynes H.cozier)

Thats the team so far please give me some feedback and a rate cheers :)

Rizy February 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

With 85k left

Northhawker February 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

G’day fellas, any feedback at all would be appreciated, bit unsure on a fair few areas.

Backs: Deledio, H Shaw, Carrazzo, Grimes, Malceski, Suban, Clarke (Morris, Schade)

Mids: Ablett (Capt), Swan (V/Capt), Mitchell, Selwood, Wingard, James McDonald (Shiel, T Mitchell)

Rucks: Sandi, Stephenson (Giles, Daw)

Forwards: Buddy, Martin, Robinson, McGlynn, Winderlich, Porplyzia, Saad (Walsh, A Hall)

Obviously taking a bit of a risk with Stephenson on the ground in the ruck, but he will play, and at 29, having been a gun in the VFL for a few years should score ok from the get-go. Willing to lose 50-60 points here to gain 150 from around the ground with more cash. Not sure about Malceski, Winderlich or the porpoise either.
__________________

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Northhawker ,nice team the only questin marks i would say ..
porplyzia….. only played the 1 game last year .will he break down again ?
winderlich .. same as porplyzia
femantle has abundance of defender , whats his job security ? is he in their best 22 players ?
swap suban for wilkes
wilkes should play every game for st kilda bar injuries , can play fwd and back

Sammy February 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Feedback?

DEF- H.Shaw, S.Fisher, C.Enright, G.Birchall, M.Warnock, S.Morris, B.Wilkes. (L.Brown, B.Mangan)
MID- G.Ablett (c), M.Murphy, J.Selwood, B.Deledio, J.McCathy, S.Clifton. (C.Smith, S.Kerridge)
RM- S.Mumford, N.Naitanui. (J.Giles, O.Stephenson)
FWD- L.Franklin (vc), M.Pavlich, M.Robinson, M.LeCras, A.Saad, D.Zorko, T.Walsh. (B.Smedts, T.Dickson)

Sammy February 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

*J.McCarthy

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Sammy not too bad mate , maybe change warnock .

Sammy February 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thumbs Up – M.Warnock
Thumbs Down – M.Buntine

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

whoops pressed the thumbs up . Add a thumbs down .

Green Hornet February 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Birchall – Thumbs Up
Broughton – Thumbs Down

Cheers :)

Jacko February 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

can you give me some feedback on my team so far
Backs: B.Goddard, B.Delideo, C.Enright, P.Duffield, M.Clarke, S.Docherty, B.Ellis ( T.Mohr, B. Smedts )
Mids: G. Ablett, D. Swan, S.Mitchell, T.Mzungu, L.Hayes, C.Wingard, ( M.Arnot, J.Mcdonald )
Rucks: A.Sandilands, M.Kreauzer ( J.Witts, J.Giles )
Forwards: S.Johnson, C.Rioli, N.Riewoldt, J.Brown, J.Porplyzia, A.Saad, D.Zorko, (T.Elton, T.Milera)
I got 81,100 left
What do i need to change whats good and whats bad??

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Jacko if you have lazy $31,600 in the bank I would go barlow over hayes (age and a new coach is the only concern ) but other wise very good side mate .

Jacko February 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

yeh good idea thanks :) i dont know too much about the rookies this year are mine alright and do you think my teams a bit too risky with like brown roo porpoise and all my mid price players? :)

Scatts February 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

yeah same as you on the rookies , threw a heap of rookies in hoping they play in round 1 but nothing is a give me . You can nearly guarantee the western sydney will give their rookies a decent crack .
yeah i dont have Brown or roo in my team , wasnt sure on these guy so i left them out .
If porpoise plays every game you should get a decent cash cow , but yet again is he worth the risk ? I really dont know .

Jacko February 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm

yeh thanks i guess i just gotta see how the NAB cup goes :)

Max February 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Guys bit off a poll for you all if thats all-right.

Watson- Thumbs up

Barlow- Thumbs down- And use the left over money elsewhere

My Midfield excluding M4.

Pendles, Ablett, Murphy, *****, Stevens, Shiel (Mitchell, Trealour)

cheers guys

Green Hornet February 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Fisher, Broughton, Clarke, Bower, Smedts
(Mohr, Tahlia)

MID: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Coniglio, Shiel
( Kerridge, Kavanagh)

RCK: Naitanui, McIntosh
( Stephenson, Campbell)

FWD: Franklin, Martin, Zaharakis, Sidebottom, Brown, Saad, Lamb
( Zorko, Walsh)

Would love some feedback or a simple thumbs up or down

:) Thanks

Beas February 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

campbell? how about giles?

steve_vandersmudt February 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Backs: M Mcveigh,N Duigan,S Burgoyne, B lake,T lonergan, M buntine (subs; smedts and wilkes). Mids: A swallow, J watson, L shuey, M barlow, D swallow, R bastinac (subs; stevens and mcdonald). Rucks: N naitanui, T west (subs; J giles, T downie) Forwards: L franklin, D zaharakis, J riewoldt, T hawkins, J darling, H bennell, S ried (subs; zorko, walker). Please help me out, need to beat my dad for once!

Beas February 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

don’t like the look of your backline. avoid 2nd year players. how much cash do you have left?

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

Unless their name is Fyfe or Selwood or Dustin Martin or Tom Rockcliff or Scott Pendlebury. Essentially if a player is shit, don’t put them in your team in their second year (but I’m gonna go further now – if a player is shit, don’t EVER put them in your team, whether it’s their 2nd OR their 6th year) !!

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

Anyway – who are you talking about ? Smedts and Duigan ? Seriously ? Smedts at base price and injured all of last year and is an absolute gun. You must have meant only Duigan – fair enough, he might not dramatically improve, but I know a lot about football and I wouldn’t be saying Duigan is a certainty not to improve a lot from last year … you’re REALLY going out on a limb there. Even if Duigan stayed at his current level, he would still be OK – a safe if uninspired choice.

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 12:22 am

And if you’re thinking that David Swallow is not in the league of the aforementioned superstars (especially with the advantage of training and playing seniors an extra year in the AFL system) I think you’re wrong … I would agree that H. Bennell is a crap choice (but that’s not because he is a 2nd year player, it’s because he is a crap choice). I wouldn’t choose J Darling myself, but nor would I be surprised if he made me eat those words by the end of the season, and S Reid is just … OK … you’ve won me over BEAS – I should have looked at the WHOLE team before my drunken rant.

I SAID that good 2nd year players are fine, but Reid and Darling and Bennell ?? They’re not CRAP players, but give them some time, let’s say that second year MIDFIELDERS are fine (even if they are listed as forwards) – which is NOT an excuse to ask about Luke Tapscott as a back !!…

Beas February 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

DEF
1. Goddard, B $584,700 (MID) 2. Deledio, B $568,700 (MID) 3. Burgoyne, S $433,200 (MID) 4. Gilbert, S $432,700 5. Duffield, P $410,200 6. Lake, B $286,900 7. Clarke, M $170,000 23. (Ellis, B $126,600 24. Smedts, B $113,200)

MID
8. Watson, J $574,600 9. Gibbs, B $558,600 10. Vince, B $475,800 11. Hayes, L $422,000 12. Coniglio, S $191,600 13. McDonald, J $106,600 25. (Stevens, K $135,500 26. Kavanagh, E $106,600)

RUCK
14. Sandilands, A $600,500 15. Kreuzer, M $418,300 (Giles, J $126,700 28. Stephensen, O $106,600)

FWD
16. Franklin, L $600,600 17. Martin, D $536,200 MID 18. Zaharakis, D $494,100 MID 19. Dangerfield, P $435,400 MID 20. Brown, J $397,900 21. Saad, A $124,700 22. Dick, B $119,300 (Zorko, D $113,200 MID 30. Walsh, T)

115k left.

Keepz February 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

so heres my team, any tips??

def:
Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, P Davis, M Clarke, P Bower, Mohr (Smedts, Wilkes)

mid:
Ablett, Swan, J Selwood, Barlow, Coniglio, Horsely ( Morabito, Mitchell)

rucks:
Mumford, McEvoy (Giles, Stephensen)

fwd:
Franklin, Goodes, D Martin, Sidebottom, Christensen, Zorko, Treloar (Saad, Williams)

18k in the kitty.

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

with all reports coming through it seems that sizzle needs to be considered. So in light of that I now have a dillema.

Dayne Beams or Cyril Rioli

further to that I am also tossing up between

Jobe Watson and Joel Selwood.

I feel that Watson was well on his way to a Brownlow last year till he did his hammies and his average was as good as any others till he did it but…well….Joelwood.

Come on SC world, give me a little advice here.

Happy Go Lucky February 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

Beams before Delicious.
Joelwood before Watson.

Ollie February 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

trust a collingwood supporter to make those 2 choices.

SpectemurAgendo February 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

If only it was that easy. Love Sizzle and all advice points to a very good pre season and a lot of confidence in a good FULL year. Beams, allegedly, not one of Bucks’ favorites and still, IMO, has a bit to prove. So Cyril SO FAR…
Watson went berserk early last year until injury. IF he can get the injury management right I have seen nothing in the Bombers that would detract from him doing that again. Can Selwood cope with the captaincy AND the responsibility of being No 1 Mid? I figure there has to be an adjustment period for him to settle so Watson, then if injured, Selwood after a settling period? More growth in Watson as well (fiscally).

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Watson, essendon so far have improved there midfeild depth (still not as good as others) but this will allow watson to get more ball and snek forward you cant go wrong with what ever one you pick, im going watson, he will tear Gablett, judd, swan and pendles a new one this year you watch

JordanStorm February 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Alright, here’s my 3rd and (hopefully) final team

Back: Goddard, Deledio, A.Johnson (I heard he’s been tearing it up at training), M.Clarke, Mohr, Sierakowski, Smedts (S.Morris, Wilkes)

Mid: Ablett, Mitchell, A.Swallow, J.Selwood, J.Kennedy, Shiel (K.Stevens, Zorko)

Ruck: Mumford, McIntosh (Giles, Stephenson)

Forward: Franklin, Goodes, D.Martin, Petrie, J.Brown, Saad, Treloar (Kerridge, Rowe)

Anyone I should trade?

Adm23 February 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm

G’day punters… My 3rd SC season and after the previous two seasons I’m hoping to prove myself as a competitor. Rate my team and provide me with some advice as these days I’m struggling to find sound advice from people who know the game.

Deledio, Yarran, J Russell, Weller, Tambling, Hansen, Conca, M Clarke (sub) & Ellis (sub)

Abblett, Judd, Goddard, Watson, D Swallow, J McDonald, C Smith (sub) & E Kavanagh (sub)

Kreuzer, Giles, Derickx (sub) & Big O (sub)

Franklin, Martin, Watts, J Brown, Reid, Rohan, Porplyzia, Zorko (sub) & Smedts (sub)

I think at this stage my question I have to ask (other than any useful feedback) is whether I should replace Ellis with Sierakowski?
Thanks for any useful advice and good luck to all in 2012.

Ollie February 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Replace conca, hansen, tambling, weller, russell, and swallow and swap them with rookies or upgrade to guns. Maybe even porplyzia and reid could be changed to a gun or rookie.

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Ok first not to be mean, backline is worst i have seen, where are the stars lids is the only one?? keep tambling as he will go better this year he cant get any worse. Mids is alright but d.swallow? there is better options out there.
Rucks are weak you need a cox or sandi or mummy etc…
Forward i read the first 2 names and thought this is alright and then WATTS???? you dont mean that dud melbourne little boy jack watts do you ?
and reid is not a good sc scorer and porps is injury prone and then rohan yes he will be alright this year but he wont go up in price and will only average 60-80 this year there is better value out there,What i would do it swap porps and watts and get some one better around the 400k mark and downgrade rohan to a rookie who will make you more money and will average around the same as rohan 50-70 mark…… its all up to you big fella good luck 2012

Adm23 February 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

No that’s not mean at all as I said it’s just what I need so thank you. My logic in picking the team I have is… I believe that the mid’s in the backline are all capable of increasing in value. I can understand that Watts is a gamble but he showed good signs towards the end of last year and he’s put a bit of size on over the past 12 months so it’s time he consistantly produced rather than just show glimmers of hope.

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

yeah and i mean thats what SC is all about luck and praying that players go good and you never know this might be the year watts shines, but yeah as i said just downgrade some of those mid ranged players into potential cash cows and upgrade some mid rangers to some guns, i would probes be looking at swapping swallow out for, hayes, barlow or cooney mate

dansmen February 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I think I have come up with a pretty good team here and also have considered the byes not choosing more than 2 prems in each position. I think its a pretty good team. I finished in the 300`s last year and looking to improve. Main side is there but rookies are subject to change during NAB.

B: Goddard Deledio Broughton Grimes Lake Clarke Smedts
Wilkes Morris
M: Ablett Swan Selwood Murphy Clifton Shiel
Horsely McDonald
R: Sandi HMac
Big O Giles
F: Franklin Goodes Martin Sidebottom Porpas Pfeiffer Zorko
Treloar Walsh

Looking forward to hearing what people think

Catta February 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Looks strong Dansmen, only thing I would say both Horsley & Pfeiffer are both rookie listed still at the moment!

dansmen February 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Cheers for the comment Catta, hopefully they put in strong performances in the NAB and are upgraded!!! If not Horsely out for Mitchell and Pfeiffer out for Rowe

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I like it – I like it a lot. Grimes and Hmac are both risks – but you already knew that and they are cheap for their potential (Porpas is also a risk but he’s so cheap there’s nothing to think about).

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

ok backs are alright but broughton was used more as a stopping/ kick back defender last year but new coach could see him new role, wouldnt be suprised if he moved up the wing or small forward this year,
Mids:All good
Ruck: Sandi cant go wrong but mcintosh?? really think north can go with 3 big men. Goldstein will hold down the ruck and petrie up forward will have a spell in the ruck as well but never know.
fwd: Good but F#ck porps off, every year i always get him and say nah this year he will go good, every year im head butting a brick wall !!! other then that good team

dansmen February 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Cheers Rizy, was tossing up between broughton and shaw???? McIntosh at that price must be looked at carefully and he will be used as an upgrade not a keeper. I want Sandi and mummy but both have the bye in rd12. Hello upgrade in rd 12 and I have used the money I saved by choosing HMac to be able to get my 4 prem mids. Im actually a crows fan and I know he good porpas can be…. but at this price its worth the punt hoping that his shoulder can last half a season for a decent price rise and be upgraded mid season.

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I would go with shaw, leon gone they will use shaw more as that running attacking defenders and thats good for sc. I love porps as a player but i just think he will never get those shoulders right but you never know good luck mate

dansmen February 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

B: Goddard Deledio Broughton Grimes Lake Clarke Bower
Docherty Morris
F: Franklin Goodes Martin Brown Porpas Pfeiffer Zorko
Treloar Rowe

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Ok final team before Nab please leave some feedback cheers

Back: Burgs Deledio Shaw Tambling (Sierakowski, wilkes)
Clarke lake Mohr

Mid: Thompson thomas Watson (zorko, mcdonald)
Cooney Goddard Coniglio

Ruck: Sandi Renouf (Big O, Hall)

Forward: Rioli Reiwoldt o’keefe Martin (Haynes, Smedts)
Didak Burns Saad

Thats the team please give some advice and help ya fellow SC out cheers.

dansmen February 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

B: I think Goddard must be in the backs. not sure about tambling. Burgoyne is an interesting one.
M: I think you need the true SC stars in the mids.
R: Renouf is risky but could be good
F: No didak, franklin over rioli goodes over okeefe, but once again thats just my opinion.

choosing the proven prems especially in the mids is important!!!

Rizy February 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I went with goddard in the middle to provide that DPP and i think tambling will prove something this year.
mids i went with players that will get me the ave 100 but can also shoot out high 100+. I was thinking franklin over riloi but then looked at hawks draw and it dont look good for buddy. and rioli is going to fire this year bar injury. didak is my main concern might just prove to be the risk that pays off or not. and goodes was just a little to high in price for me when rok will get the same score and lil cheaper cheers for help

josh February 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

alright here is my team going for 3rd league win in a row.
Feedback would be great.
Backs: goodard, birchall, gilbert, grimes, lake, clarke, bower
(ellis,smedts)
mids: ablett, judd, deledio, barlow, bastinac, haynes
(zorko, sheil)
rucks: sandi, mcintosh
(giles, stephenson)
forwards: franklin, martin, sidebottom, brown, christensen, johnston, tomlinson
(pfefier, walsh)
also does anyone have any leagues i can join? averaged about 2250 last year.

Scatts February 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

supercoach leagues # 367157 # 668583 # 459073
dreamteam # 745299

Josh I would use deledio in you backline to free up another spot in your midfield and bring in a mid/def rookie or up grade bastinac into a murphy.

Catta February 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hey SCT coaches,

As Scatts league is now full in Dream Team, here is another one if your keen to join

The league is called…. ST Rugglin…183598

Cheers Catta

Catta February 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Mott’s may I ask you…………where is your team, I’m yet to sight it?

Scatts February 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Motts is keeping it under wraps ..Catta
or he might show his B team .

Catta February 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmm!

PA February 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

B: Goddard/Lids/Heater/Broughton/Clarke/Mohr/Wilkes
BB: Ellis & Darley

C: Joelwood/Pendles/GAJ/Murphy/Clifton/Zorko
CB: Docherty & Miles

R: Mum/Giles RB: Rowe & Big Oh

F: Buddy/SJ/Sizzle/NRoo/Brown/*Pfeiffer/Cameron
FB: Smedts & Hampton

What do you all think would love any feedback, haven’t factored in byes.

Cheers, PA.

Ollie February 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

NRoo?!

PA February 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Nick Riewoldt.

Scatts February 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

yeah , nice PA .good mix of guns and rookies .
who,s sizzle ?

PA February 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Rioli ;)

Scatts February 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

yep got ya .

Fishtopher February 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

What’s the asterix on Fffffer?

PA February 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Rookie listed, waiting on elevation.

Fishtopher February 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Sick of the questions yet and want some actual feedback?

Looks really solid PA. Injury would be my biggest worry for your forward line. Brown is risky but he should stand up. Sizzle and The Llama I’m not so sure about. So they’ve changed Sizz’s running (and please, please Football Gods let that fix the problem) but I still think they will nurse him through at stages. The Llama’s knees are gone and his hammy was ripped apart. I think at his age, with those issues and the style of game he relies on his best has past him by.

Heard some talk about Shaw being injured for the start of the year too but not 100% on that one.

PA February 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Thanks for the feedback Fishy,
– Brown just had bad luck last year and at his price I think he’s a steal.
– NRoo just has a higher scoring ceiling than most of the other gun fwds imo, a risk I’m willing to take.
-Sizzle has been flying so far this pre-season, get on.
– Haven’t heard anything about Heater thus far, guess we’ll just have to wait till the NAB.

Fishtopher February 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Docherty was the other one I forgot to mention. I want him in as well but his preseason has been limited so might be a late starter. Another for the NAB watchlist.

B-Lander February 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I heard Docherty is out of the NAB but should be fit for round 1, so you’ll have to show a bit of faith if you want him in your side.

Deano February 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Looks good mate. Notice no Brake in there – all reports I’ve seen say he hasn’t even made it back on the track so far which makes it hard to see him playing Rd 1.
i still have a ? over Broughton. Read that he was training with the forward group which scares me with Rossy’s history.

Ice Man February 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

The Ice has just awoken from hibernation & he likes what he see’s. Nice team PA. Go Pies!!!

Fraser February 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Backs: BJ, Lids, Enright, Grimes, Clarke (M), Ellis, Mohr
(Curran, Wilkes)

Mids: Pendles, GAJ, Murphy, Joelwood, Coniglio, Pfieffer
(Treloar, Kavanagh)

Rucks: Sandilands, Kreuzer
(Rowe, Orren)

Fwd: Fyfe, SJ, Martin, Brown, Butcher, Tomlinson, Saad
(Zorko, Smedts)

Cheers guys, just whatever advice you can give me would be great!

glenn 23 February 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

franklin, higgins, watts, j brown, tippet, g rohan, j porplzia (falou) (b, dick)

mcintosh kruser (stefenson) (gilies)

pav,goddard, b vince, dangerfeild,hayes (moribito) (j mcdonald)

grimes, z dawson, p davis, marty clarke, beau waters deledio (b, ellis) (sirekowski)

im pretty stuck guys, any advice would help….finding this year very difficult

Fishtopher February 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Needs a bit work to be blunt mate.

First off get some genuine guns in your midfield. Always the best scorers so you want the best going.

Dump the following – Higgins (injuries burn coaches every year) Tippet (dud) Falou (wrong game) Dick (won’t play until later in then year if at all, worth keeping an eye on though) Dawson (MASSIVE dud – especially in SC terms).

Try losing some of your mid-price players (Rohan, Porplyzia, Watts, Kruezer, Davis, Dangerfield, Waters, Vince). Turn two or three of them into instant cash with taking a punt on rookies. With the extra coin you will be able to turn a few into true guns.

You’ll be loving the look of your team once you lose the middle-of-the-roaders, get in some kids (who are golden to watch grow and bring in the big coin through the year) and get in some superstars.

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

Pretty safe to say he’s a radelaide supporter :-D

Barnburners February 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Any one considering looking at Jarrod Harrow (GCS) as their fourth defender. Has hit the 80 game barrier and turns 24 this year. This may be the year to knuckle down following a years holiday on the coast. His average dropped 10 points from the previous two years so an increase of 15 ppg will be 90+ average. Played all 22 games last year and although GCS have not recruited heavily they have been togther for a full season and two pre seasons.

Priced @ $415200

gimmeguitars February 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

If he’s enjoyed a years “holiday” I’d say there is a good reason for that!!

Catta February 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Catta’s Clan MK2

Backs…….Goddard, Deledio, H Shaw, Broughton, M Clarke, B Ellis, B Wilkes (emg) T Mohr & L Spurr

Mids……….Ablett, Swan, M Murphy, S Thompson, L Hayes, K Stevens
(emg) Docherty & J McDonald

Rucks……..Sandilands, Giles
(emg) Rowe & O Stphensen

Forwards…Franklin, Pavlich, D Martin, J Brown, Porplyzia, Saad, Zorko
(emg) Smedts & Treloar

$16,700 left in the bank………All feed back welcomed SCT coaches

DamenS February 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Good one. Make sure Spurr is elevated and Stevens is playing and you’ll be laughing … until Shaw has an each way on Collingwood for the flag and himself for the Norm Smith … ;)

Catta February 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Cheers DS, yeah Spurr & co (rookies) to be watched thru the Nab Cup for sure!

Catta February 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Great smother Heater!

Now lets take it to another level…….Buddddddddddddyyyyyyy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_azYB2G3LE

Scatts February 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Catta this is a nice goal .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KgO84RwL9A

Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Yeah Scatts, that was a pretty sweet goal. Was Thunder Thighs kicking with a strong breeze?
Franklin’s goal was damn fine, but, let’s face it, he’s no Richard Tambling. :P

Scatts February 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm

tail wind ? HGL, your dreaming mate
I would like to see cloke kick it that far .

Catta February 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Yeah respect for Hurn Scatts, great bomb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Ct1eNANdQ

Not a bad kick this one……….Post high & nearly 20 rows back!

Scatts February 7, 2012 at 12:19 am

yeah blighty had a massive kick ,Catta . imagine brucy mac calling that one hehehe . Its a shame the torp has been restricted some what in the modern game the fan love the long kicks . Wosha nearly gave Wirra a free reign to do the torp in the back line at one stage

.

DamenS February 7, 2012 at 12:30 am

I can still remember two Chris Newman bomb goals from the centre square (though on the full), especially the running one against Fremantle on the biggest ground in football (yes, I AM biased !).

Happy Go Lucky February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

“until Shaw has an each way on Collingwood for the flag and himself for the Norm Smith”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptRU1aO1bog
Good bet Heater, have a go son.

Deano February 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

Don’t mean to split hairs here DS but Subiaco is the biggest (in that context) ground in footy. I trust the Dockers were playing at home?

DamenS February 7, 2012 at 12:51 am

You’re not “splitting hairs” at all. I said the biggest ground and I meant it – it was at Subiaco … don’t you remember it ? It made me laugh … I’ll have to try and find it on You Tube – if I can find it I’ll send you the link … it’s not often you see a torpedo ON THE RUN that goes through for a goal from the centre square.

DamenS February 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

Here you go – don’t forget this is at Subiaco !:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11034eMOg0k

Samboy February 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Back after a year of study, been looking around the site and tried to put a good team together. Any comments would be fantastic. Rough draft at the moment and the NAB results/form will surely change my mind over and over again. [300k spare]

Backs: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Grimes, Lake, M.Buntine, M.Clarke, T. Mohr, B. Ellis

Mids: Ablett, Thompson, Barlow, Hayes, D.Shiels, D. Zorko, T. Mitchell, J. McDonald

Rucks: Sandilands, N. Natanui, J. Giles, O. Stephensen

Fwds: Chapman, Rioli, Martin, Brown, Didak, A. Saad, , B. Smedts, A. Treloar, T.Walsh

Deano February 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

We’reflyingHIGH 2012

Goddard, Shaw, Delidio, Clarke, Ellis, Mohr, Smedts
Wilkes, Blee
Pendlebury, Swan, Ablett, Selwood, Murphy, Clifton
Horsley, Gibson
Naitinui, Giles, Stephenson, Rowe
Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Sidebottom, Christenson, Saad, Treloar
Zorko, Pfeiffer.

Thinking the DEFs is the most problematic line this year so only going with the 3 premiums there.

All feedback welcomed.

PA February 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

No mid/fwd link, might come in handy during the byes. Like your MAR picks but I think you’ve missed one in Morris. Fyfe is ? imo, might be eased into it early and drop in value. Overall I think having a 5 gun midfield could mean you’ll might miss out on a couple of cash cows during the year.

Deano February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Thanks mate.
I like Morris but he is injured atm and by all reports Ellis is in front of him. Agree on Fyfe but he’s too good to leave out on face value.
I don’t think the DPP will be that important early, moreso when downgrading to create the link.
Unlike previous years when all the value was with the rookie Mids, I think this year the spread is much more even with the compromised draft and the 5 premiums should set me up nicely early.

Omen February 8, 2012 at 12:40 am

Absolutely smokin’ midfield. You’ve spent some big coin on the superstars where 4 of those 5 is more than enough to get you rolling. A haircut in the mids could bolster the backline. Ruck division seems a bit light on but the 1 and 3 set up seems to be popular.

Fishtopher February 8, 2012 at 1:57 am

Like seeing Gibson in there. Smokey!

Fitch February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

hey guys this is my team i put a few 2nd year players like conca and gaff i recon they might a big year, also mitch morton from sydney might do ok

backs: goddard, deledio, heppell, conca, M,clarke, mohr emg: spurr, elllis

mids: ablett, swan, selwood, gibbs, barlow, gaff emg: shiel, j.mcdonald

rucks: sandi, gilies emg: rowe, orren

forwards: buddy, martin, zaha, j.brown, M.morton(syd roughy), saad, zorko emg: treloar, smedts

Fitch February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

also ive got 197k in the bank so a fair bit of money to play with give us ur feedback

tomo February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

DEF: Scotland, Deledio, Lake, Clark, Docherty, Ellis, Smedts (Brown, Wilkes)

MID: Ablett, Murphy, Priddis, Cotchin, Barlow, Hayes (Zorko, Shiel)

RUCK: McEvoy, Giles ( Derickx, Stephensen)

FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Rioli, Martin, Brown, Porplyzia, Pfieffier ( Walsh, Pattison)

Left: $92,200

tomo February 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

had a long go at this what do you supercoach Gods recon?

Angusegg February 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

too much money in the mids as that is where all the good rookies are. downgrade in the mids to upgrade elsewhere but otherwise good job

Stubbsy February 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Whilst I’m certainly no SC god, I think his strategy could well have merit. You could make the arguement that there are likely going to plenty of good rookies available outside of the mid only position, much the same as last year (Mzungu, Smith, Heppell, Poppy, Smith, etc). IF this comes to fruition (and the NAB cup should give an indication) AND you were to select the right ones, having a midfield pumping out potentially 800 points a week from the get go could see him sitting very pretty early on indeed. For what it’s worth, I’m considering a 5 premo midfield to start with as I think this could provide a nice balance with plenty of points early on and enough cash cows fattening up at the same time.

However, with the players selected, rd13 could be tricky as 4 of his keepers share a bye here, plus the standard backs and fwds to boot.

mick February 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

trying to go for a mix
guns*: 4 in MID , 2 FWD+BACK+RUCK
mid: 4 FWD+BACK and 2 in MID
rookies: 3 FWD+BACK, and 2 in RUCK+MID

DEF: Goddard*, Deledio*, Selwood, Wojcinski , C.Brown, M.Clarke, Mohr
(Brown/Wilkes)

MID: Swan*, Judd*, Priddis*, Rich*, A.Davey*, Picken (Shiel, Mitchell)

RUCK: Cox*, Hille* (Giles, Stephensen)

FWD: Pav*, Harvey*, Menzel, B.Matera, A. Davey, Zorko, Smedts (S.Day, Treloar)

$15k in the bank

Angusegg February 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

get rid of the davey’s

jimbo February 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

And get rid of Wojcinski, C Brown, Rich, Hille, Menzel, Matera. Maybe get J Brown he’s good price.

mick February 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

thanks for the feedback…

Roo Bloke February 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

Rich and Davey are not SC guns

tomo February 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Morabito thumbs up
rookie thumbs down
???

tomo February 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

join leuge #888888

Lenny February 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hey guys, would love some feedback on my updated team :)

DEF: B.Goddard, H.Scotland, B.Deledio, J.Grimes, M.Clarke, B.Ellis, T.Mohr
Emg: M.Buntine, N.Blee

MID: G.Ablett, D.Swan, M.Murphy, J.Selwood, K.Horsley, D.Shiel
Emg: D.Zorko, J.Mcdonald

RUCKS: A.Sandilands, M.Leuenberger
Emg: J.Giles, O.Stephenson

FWD: L.Franklin, C.Rioli, D.Martin, J.Porplyzia, B.Smedts, A.Treloar, T.Walsh
Emg: D.Pfeiffer, S.Kerridge

Cash remaining: $264,900

Nickooo February 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Grimes is a bit of a risk, you’d probably be better off with Lake. Should leave you plenty of cash to upgrade another player to a premium!

Angusegg February 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Your forward line looks a little light on. You could go 1-3 in the rucks to get cash for an uprade in the forwards. Good Luck!

Catta February 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Watch out for Horsley & Pfeiffer to be elevated, as they are both still rookie listed Lenny!

Scatts February 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Catta , some highlights of k horsley
subiaco vs south fremantle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BlH233JGuE

Catta February 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Definatley looks the goods Scatts, if he’s elevated he’s straight in for me! Great d7

Scatts February 7, 2012 at 12:25 am

I read some where k horsley could of played hockey for australia . my brother inlaw knows his dad and kyle from the kalgoorlie hockey club .

Deano February 7, 2012 at 12:35 am

Played WA juniors from memory Scatts but was a long way from the National Team however, his experience in playing in a more strategically and physically challenging sport has certainly given him the tools to succeed in AFL.

Stubbsy February 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

You could use some of your spare cash for a FWD upgrade to Brown or similar, or add the cash with the 2 above posts and maybe upgrade 2 FWDs?

Nickooo February 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

TEAM NAME: True Roo
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, C. Yarran, M. Buntine, B. Lake, B. Ellis (S. Morris, J. Redpath)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, A. Swallow, M. Barlow, R. Bastinac, S. Coniglio (D. Zorko, M. Blicavs)
RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (A. Pattison, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Goodes, T. Walsh, A. Saad, H. Crozier (B. Smedts, M. Lynch)
CASH LEFT: $13,000

Anything to improve on?

Stubbsy February 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Are you happy having both of your premo rucks sharing the rd11 bye, or planning on upgrading HMAC prior to this? Otherwise looks pretty good with a couple of unique selections.

Josh February 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sandi has the round 12 bye and h-mac has the round 11

Ryan February 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Thumbs up or down would be appreciated :)
DEF:H.Scotland, B.Deledio,S.Fisher,C.Enright,M.Clarke,S.Docherty,B.Ellis
(L.Brown,B.Wilkes)
MIDS:G.Ablett,D,Swan,B.Goddard,J.Selwood,D.Zorko,J.McDonald
(D.Pfeiffer,T.Mitchell)
RUCKS: A.Sandilands,J.Giles(O.Stephenson,S.Rowe)
FWDS:L.Franklin,A.Goodes,M.Pavlich,D.Martin,J.Brown,B.Smedts,T.Walsh
(A.Saad,A.Treloar)

Nickooo February 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Thumbs Up Thumbs down
Saad Smedts

Kirsty February 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

This is is my second year of SC, any advice would be appreaciated :)

DEF: B Goddard,H Scotland, B Deledio, B Lake, M Clarke, B Ellis, T Mohr (B Smedts, N Blee)

MID: G Ablett, N Dal Santo, M Murphy, J Selwood,S Docherty, K Stevens ( K Horsley, D Sheil)

RUCK: D Cox, J Giles, ( S Rowe, O Stephensen)

FWD: L Franklin, N Fyfe, D Beams, D Martin, A Tomlinson, D Pfeiffer, A Treloar ( D Zorko, J Cameron)

With 351 k leftover :)

DamenS February 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Why so much left over ? That would be enough to upgrade Cameron to Jonathon Brown or Dangerfield or possibly Sidebottom, or Christensen, or Didak, or even Pfeiffer to N Riewoldt.

Kirsty February 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

* just realized horsley is still on the rookie list so i swapped him for luke brown.

DamenS February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

In that case I should let you know Pfeiffer is still on the Rookie list too …

Deano February 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Don’t be too worried about them being on the rookie list K. Each club can upgrade a rookie to the senior list by the Wed before the first game if they have:
– a player on the veterans’ list and/or;
– a player they place on the long term injury list (must be for a minimum of 8 weeks.)
Horsley and Pfeiffer are likely to be upgraded and others in the mix are Gibson and Couch.

Deano February 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Upgraded rookies prior to Rd 1 in the past have been gold, read Broughton, Barlow, Curnow etc.

DamenS February 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

But DO worry about them being on the Rookie list if they stay there. People who don’t get upgraded to the main list can’t score you points … at all. Just make sure they are upgraded prior to the season starting, and double check and triple check even if they are “likely” to be upgraded.

Deano February 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

I’m sure we will all be glued to that announcement on Wed 21 March Damo, as it will cost a trade or two after the first two rounds to right that wrong.

DamenS February 7, 2012 at 12:04 am

Well, I certainly will be – but it still seems pertinent to make sure a 2nd year Supercoach player is fully aware of this potential pitfall.

Deano February 7, 2012 at 12:18 am

Jeez, didn’t realise I’d get smashed with 2 dislikes in 10 minutes offering constructive advice!

DamenS February 7, 2012 at 12:28 am

LOL – I wouldn’t worry about it – I’ve had far worse … it’s probably more to do with who you’ve pissed off in the past or how drunk the spectators are than anything you actually said !

Kirsty February 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Mainly cause it Was just my first team that i put together, still to do a bit of playing around with it :) still not 100 per cent sure on my rucks either.

DamenS February 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm

No that’s OK – That was just my way of providing a suggestion – kind of a rhetorical question (unless there really was a significant reason – which was always eminently possible … the money is for Swan or Pendlebury when they drop in price, for instance). If you don’t have a particular plan for the money, you are usually best of getting extra point scoring value on the field early on (if you want to get an Overall win). if you are going for a League win only, by all means keep that money aside and buy an extra Premium when their price drops (as it will after the Rokkies start rising in price).

Kirsty February 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

really?didnt know that.cheers.

coally February 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

DEF: B.Goddard, B.Deledio, H.Shaw , C.Enright, B.Ellis, W.Sierakowski, N.Blee (L.Brown , B.Wilkes )

MID: G.Ablett, M.Murphy, M.Priddis, J.Selwood, D.Shiel, E.Kavanagh (T.Mitchell, D.Zorko)

RUCK: A.Sandilands, B.Mcevoy (J.Giles ,O.Stephensen)

FWD: B.Franklin, A.Goodes, P.Chapman ,C.Rioli, T.Walsh, A.Treloar, J.Cameron (B.Smedts, S.Rowe)

Remaining salary cap: $ 8,300

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 7:08 am

I like it.

Keep an eye on sierakowski, didnt take part in norths scratch match yesterday for some reason.

gary February 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Any comments appreciated

DEF: goddard, suckling, grimes, lake, dempsey, m clarke, tomlinson( bugg, sierakowski)

MID: swallow, martin, cooney, dangerfield, hayes, murphy( mcdonald, shiel)

RUCK: Cox , Giles( stepenson, rowe)

FWD: BUDDY,goodes, le cras, rioli, porps, byrnes, falou(zorko, smedts)

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 7:01 am

get rid of folau.
suckling,grimes,lake,cooney,hayes,porps…all coming back from injury. To risky.

Try and go for a guns and rookies approach. It means doing more homework on rookies but it pays off. Trying to find a whole team of mid pricers is way to risky and unrewarding.

You only have 1 true premium midfielder. Not nearly enough.
1 premium back and 2 up forward.
Thats 5 premiums including bix cox :-( guns and rookies you can have as many as 12-13 premiuim players in your side along with some rookies that will get games and more importantly make some $$$$

tomo February 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

thumbs up or down and comments will be awsome

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Lake, Clarke, Docherty, Ellis, Smedts,(Brown,Wilkes )

MID: Ablett, Priddis, Cotchin, Barlow, Hayes, Zorko, (McDonald, Mitchell)

RUCK: Leuenberger, Giles, ( Derickx, Stephensen)

FWD: 16. Franklin, Fyfe, Rioli, Martin, Brown, Rohan, Porplyzia (Pfeiffer, Walsh)

Remaning salary cap: $416,100

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I may be the only one but I cannot see the point in having $400k + sitting in the bank when doing a prelim supercoach side. That is $$ that should be used to change any of the mid pricers or one rookie to a premium. You only have 2 prems in the backline and 2 in the midfield and that will get you smashed from the get go in supercoach. By now you should be thinking to get close to your best side and be waiting on the NAB for refinements. It’s not just you Tomo but shitloads have been doing it. I guess I am of the philosophy that you put your best side on the park and you leave nothing in the change rooms. You have 10 mil. use it.

Rant over.

Brian February 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Concur JbnTJ.
No point getting flogged from the start waiting for all your rookies to become cash cows and sitting at the bottom of the table from round 1

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:53 am

i noticed someone the other day had 600k in the bank! i couldnt believe my eyes.

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

some coin in the bank is good though, say $100K so that when you inevitably have to do a trade in the first couple of weeks for an injury or a gun rookie you somehow missed, you’ve got enough money to ensure you can do it.

Largy February 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Hi fellow Supercoaches, this is my 5th draft of my team now and i think its pretty settled, (pending NAB CUP). Some comments and stuff would be good and appreciated cheers

BACKS: B Goddard, B Delidio, A Carrazzo, M Clarke, A Tomlinson, T Mohr, S Morris (B Wilkes & W Sierakowski)

MIDS: G Ablett, M Murphy, M Priddis, S Thompson, R Bastinac, D Zorko.
(J McDonald & L Brown)

RUCKS: D Cox, S Mumford. (J Giles & BIG O)

Forwards: L Franklin, D Martin, M LeCras, J Brown, S Reid (SWANS), L Casboult, B Smedts. (J Cameron & T Walsh)

I know ive gone light on with the backs but gotta have balls to make risky decisions and WIN, or go close

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:51 am

sierakowski didnt take part in norths intra club match yesterday. Ive been keeping an eye on him. Make sure he isnt injured.

Other than that its pretty good.

Brian February 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

another version, not likely the last. Any feedback appreciated with thanks

TEAM NAME: Shoalhaven Hawks
DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, H. Shaw, P. Duffield, B. Ellis, T. Mohr, B. Smedts (N. Blee, B. Wilkes)
MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood, D. Swan, M. Barlow, D. Shiel, A. Woodward (K. Stevens, L. Brown)
RUC: S. Mumford, T West (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
FWD: L. Franklin, A. Goodes, M. Pavlich, D. Beams, A. Christensen, D. Pfeiffer, A. Treloar (D. Zorko, T. Dickson)
CASH LEFT: $102,000

Have been debating Beams or Sidebottom, neither is locked yet.

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:49 am

I doubt woodward will see enough game time this year to be a cash cow. Although he has elite SC numbers in TAC cup. Keep an eye on it.

Go Hawks!

Brian February 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thanks D Mac. Have replaced him with T Mitchell (SYD).

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Good move, woody may be a good upgrade target this season though. Follow his progress.

Brian February 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

will do.
Hawks Rule!

Jayden February 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Just a question how does everyone think Butcher from Port Adelaide will go ?

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:46 am

On the rookie list.
Avg 19 disposals & 5 tackles in the TAC cup last year, not bad numbers. Will probably spend more time in the SANFL
Wouldnt pick him up if doesnt get elevated.
Id say pfieffer is ahead of him at the moment.

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:46 am

If you mean his older brother…DONT BOTHER!

David February 7, 2012 at 10:53 pm

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/128681/default.aspx

Interesting article for anyone who thinks that Pavlichs best is behind him.

Fishtopher February 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

In terms of looking at Pav I take more out of “spending more time in the forward line” than anything else. Will probably have a decent year but that doesn’t help the SC. But if he’s up and about enough to lose some weight and knock out some PBs that means that there could a few Doctors around him in for big years.

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 2:15 am

Hey Fishtopher,

Actually Pav is the one person for whom playing in the Fwd line instead of the middle actually helps his SC scores … he used to average about 110 points per season when he was a Fwd, which generally dropped by about 10 points per season when used in the middle. It was 2010 when he started the year fwd and was blitzing until Barlow got injured – Pav’s average dropped dramatically for the 2nd half of the year.

HA February 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Hey guys, first post. What do you think?

BACKS: B Goddard, B Delidio, H Shaw, M Clarke, C Newman, B Lake, S Morris (B Ellis & N Blee)

MIDS: G Ablett, D Swan, M Barlow, L Hayes, C Wingard, A Morabito.
(K Aylett & J Crowden)

RUCKS: Sandi, J giles. (O stephensen & S Rowe)

FORWARDS: N Fyfe, D Martin, C Rioli, J Brown, P Dangerfield, J Kositsche (A stupid bet i made), D Zorko. (D Pfeiffer & T Walsh)

With only 15k left in the bank.

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

3 tigers in the backline is probably not a good idea.
Try and find a replacement rookie for either ellis or morris.

Pfieiffer is still on the rookie list, make sure he is elevated before rnd 1, port have said they will elevate a rookie before the start of the season but it is between about 5 players at the moment i think.

Rowe hurt his ac joint at training last week. Keep an eye on that.

Same with fyfe, had surgery in the off season, make sure he is good to go.

Kozi!!!!! Stupid bet, what ever it was! haha
Ive heard he is actually training well. Doesnt mean much for SC though :-D

Hope this helps

Rick the tint professor February 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

First draft. Any feedback would be much appreciated

Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Broughton, Grimes, Spurr, Morris
Brown. L Wilkes

Gablett, A. Swallow, Selwood, Hayes, Horsley, Zorko
Shiel, Mitchell

Leuenberger, McEvoy
Giles, Stephenson

Franklin, Pavlich, Rioli, Martin, Pfeiffer, Saad, Treloar
Smedts, Walsh

Cash left 12k

Yes I did leave Swan and Pendles out and no its not because I hate Collingwood, I actually follow the Pies. Just struggled to fit them in at that price and I know I will be able to pick them up alot cheaper later in the season.

Thanks in advance for your comments

gibbo February 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

Big pies man aswell mate and i couldnt find room to fit those 2 lads in either!

gibbo February 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

Draft 2 hopefully with correct spelling this time!

Backs: Goddard, Lids, H Shaw, Grimes, M Clarke B Ellis, ,B Wilkes (Aylett, Mohr)
Mids: Ablett, Swallow, Scotty T, Barlow, Christensen, J Mcdonald (Sheil, Mitchell)
Rucks: Mummy, McIntosh (Giles, Big O)
Forwards:Franklin, Beams, Martin, Zaharakis, Brown, Zorko, Smedts (Walsh, Kerridge)

Bound to change again. But if theres and stinkaaa decisions there lads get stuck into me and voice your opinion!! Cheers fellas

josh February 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

plz rate my team

DEF – Goddard, Deledio, Yarran, Grimes, Lake, Clarke, Bower (Wilkes, Smedts)
MID – Selwood, Watson, Martin, Sidebottom, Barlow, Coniglio (Horsley, Kavanagh)
RUC – McIntosh, Giles (Stephenson, Rowe)
FOR – Franklin, Rioli, Robinson, Nick Riewoldt, Dangerfield, Jono Brown, Porplyzia (Saad, Cameron)

Any comments are welcome :)

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

When you come up against someone with 3 of Ablett, Murphy, Swan and Pendlebury you will kick yourself!!

I’d advise downgrading some mid rangers like Dangerfield, Robinson, Sidebottom and Yarran to free up some cash for a few of the premium midfielders.

josh February 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

thanks for that Roo Bloke :) will look into it.

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

If I came up against someone with 3 of Ablett, I’d be kicking myself too !! ;)

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

it should have read “3 of Ablett, Murphy, Swan or Pendlebury” but you got the general gist of what i was trying to say

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Of course I did – it was a deliberate misreading (and it would be hard to construct a sentence where that deliberately faulty meaning could not be construed) … hence my “winky face” icon ! ;)

But I’d LOVE a team with 3 of Ablett (and one year I DID have a team with 3 Marty Mattners due to a glitch in their system – unfortunately they picked it up or it was complained about 3 games in and they wiped my team)

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

think you’d be the one complaining with three Mattner’s in the team

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Not at all – this was his first year at the Swans :)

mick February 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

whack him as Captain…get at least 2 of him :)

J Watts February 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Just quietly, why is everyone seemingly not giving the ruck position the respect it deserves? With the sub-rule star ruckmen are having to spend more time on the field and are able to score enormously with the advantage of points for hit-outs (points that HAVE to go to one of the two ruckmen contesting) as well as contested marks and frees-for. As a result of this I personally am going with two premium ruckmen.
Everyone else’s thoughts??

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Let’s call it the newly-instituted “Zac Smith” rule. Never in the past have so many 1st ruck/tandem ruck opportunities been given to so few mature age recruits (with apologies to Winston Churchill).

Someone like Giles was 2nd or 3rd out of ALL GWS players in DT points last year, and in that respect is therefore a better buy than most of their midfielders. If a rookie can average say 80 points instead of a premium ruck who will get 110 points, isn’t this is good or better, than giving up a midfielder who may score 120 points for a rookie who can average maybe 80, at best. Not to mention Rucks are generally less durable than midfielders, so less money/points are potentially being wasted if a Rookie Ruck goes down and your corrsponding Mid wouldn’t have gotten injured.

Stevo February 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While I like your thought pattern here DamenS, I tend to think that 2 premium rucks are the way to go and rather than the extra premium midfielder.
I say this because the upgrade options afforded to us in the midfield are far greater than those in the ruck division and thus make it easier to upgrade those rookies in the mid. If you have 2 ruckmen scoring 100+ every week from the get go then the rookies (like a Giles or the big O) are merely warming the pine and making money and there in case they are needed.
Young ruckmen trouble me with their consistency where as a rookie mid maybe slightly more consistent and reach their peak price sooner also.

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Yes, I agree and I have two premium rucks at the moment. However, the argument I mounted above was my best explication or answer as to why “is everyone seemingly not giving the ruck position the respect it deserves?”.

I prefer two premiums (at least at this stage – the preseason could change this), I was trying to provide the alternate argument for J Watt’s benefit (seeing as how he asked for it) – which is part of why the “dislike” pissed me off – I was getting a “dislike” for an argument I don’t fully subscribe to, but which was in response to a direct request – which made me think, Good Grief !

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

On that …. i’ve been thinking about Zac Smith. With Josh Fraser gone he’s their primary ruckmen, has a year’s experience under his belt, another pre-season too, just thinking he could be a handy R2 at a cheapish $423,700. Definitely not a lock in my team but not one of many with a line through them.

Thoughts on Zac Smith??

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I’ve considered him too. He’s certainly WORTH considering, but I think $400,000 is a bit too rich for me (and to close too Kreuzer). He tired dramatically towards the end of last season, so – assuming that doesn;t happen again – he is underpriced for his potential and won’t have to share points with Fraser. Tempting.

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

id take krooz before smith at that price

Happy Go Lucky February 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Didn’t know that Josh had retired. Well played Josh.

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

he did retire didn’t he???

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Shoot – you ask for everyone else’s thoughts and someone provides a clear and logical response and gets a “dislike” for it ?? Pretty feral really – why bother ?

Stevo February 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

It might be more of a disagree with your thoughts than a dislike, although in the spirit of healthy debate one would think that it was backed up with supporting argument.
Don’t get to disheartened DamenS, I am sure there are plenty out there you liked your analysis. I liked it but will throw some support at my view in a moment.

Ryan February 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

It’s hard enough trying to find enough rookies that will guarentee you games so you would expect that someone like Giles would be a safe bet to play each week and seeing what Smith done last year it’s hard not to pick giles as your 2nd ruck. And if you go with two premium rucks (yes they will score well) but that’s $1 million already down the drain and then you’ve only got $9 mil to fit 28 players in your team and then your not going to be as strong all over the ground

J Watts February 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Haha, glad I promoted a discussion. I was genuinely interested, and DamienS, you make a very good case, so I’ll have to have more of a think about it.

dansmen February 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

B: Goddard Deledio Shaw Broughton Grimes Lake Clarke
Wilkes Ellis
M: Ablett Swan Murphy Selwood Clifton Shiel
Horsely Mitchell
R: Sandilands Giles
Rowe Big O
F: Franklin Goodes Martin Christensen Zorko Tomlinson Treloar
Smedts Pfeiffer

Ty February 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

DEF- Goddard, Shaw(h), Lake, Davis, Clarke (m), Sierakowski, Brown(l)
Bench- Mohr, Morris (s)
MID- Pendles, GAJ, Hodge, Barlow, Hayes, Wingard
Bench- Shiel, Mitchell (t)
Rucks- Cox, Goldstein
Bench- Rowe, Stephensen
FWD- Buddy, Martin, Krakouer (a), Walker, Harper, Butcher, Treloar
Bench Zorko, Smedts

Any thoughts?

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Two problems I see. Round 11 bye has WCE and Kangas together therefore you have both Premium ruckmen gone. If it doesn’t bother you then thats fine.

Also forwards are a bit over the place. I wouldn’t have Krak, Walker, Harper or Butcher. But especially Krak overpriced, he won’t increase and he’ll score the occasional +100 but usually 80ish. Not worth it.

jonus February 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

wouldnt mind some feedback on my team so far, feel free to go nuts

Def: Scotland, Deledio, H Shaw, Carrazzo, Stratton, M Clarke, Smedts (tomlinson, S Morris)
Mid: Pend, Ablett, A Swallow, Fyfe, Goddard, shiel (zorko, couch)
Ruc: Cox, giles (stephensen, staley)
Fwd: Riloi, LeCras, dangerfield, ballantyne, porplyzia, J Cameron, T Walsh (Rowe, frank)

any thought would be helpful

cheers guys

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

because you have gone heavy in your mids your fwds have suffered too much methinks.

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Has anybody seen this ridiculous article by “Mr Fantasy” (“Dr Dreamteam’s” alternate alias in an attempt to convince us he might not be total crap at AFL Fantasy): http://www.afl.com.au/tabid/208/default.aspx?newsid=128686

He says the Smedts will probably spend most of the time in the VFL and that Orren Stephenson will “need time to develop. Not this season” ??!!

What a clueless hack. So with Ottens gone and two of Geelong’s rucks currently injured, Stephenson will not be played this season ? He will be played in 3 season’s time when he has “developed” and is 32 years old ?? What an absolute stupid-head Mr Fantasy is – where DO they get these hacks ?

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

from other websites, definitely not from our midst

sooz February 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Hey DamenS, I always read your posts and really value your opinion, was wondering if you could give me any advice on my team?

Goddard, scotland, lids, broughton, lake, m clark, ellis, tominlson,

Murphey, swallow, jelwood, barlow, t adams, s clifton, pfieffer, d sheil,

Sandi, Giles, witts, O stephensen

Franklin, Martin, sidebottom, christensen, rioli, Haynes, treloar, zorko smetds

DamenS February 8, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Thanks for the compliment sooz. I think it’s well-balanced in structure, the only changes I would make would be to a few rookies you have (although nobody’s rookies are locked in until we see some pre-season games anyway).

BACKS:
Lake is not yet training with the main group, so keep an eye on him in preseason – he might be significantly underdone.

Scotland is a bit older and struggled a bit with a tag late last season – I would think he might drop his average a little through spending a bit less time in the mids (especially with a bit more competition in the Blues midfield with Gibbs, maybe Lucas and Yarran given more time in there). Having said that, he seems pretty fit and consistent and there aren’t too many other defenders able to average over 100 – so he’s solid.

I’d probably prefer a mature ager over Tomlinson (Morris for the Tigers, Beau Wilkes for St Kilda etc.).

MIDS:
Like those Mids. Just make sure Pfeiffer gets lifted off Port’s rookie list (which he should do). I really rate Taylor Adams – great kid – I’m just concerned over how often he will play … GWS have a LOT of talent to fit in their team, and some GWS watchers have even suggested Treloar (despite his obvious talent) might struggle to get a regular game – and watch out for GWS rotating their young players in and out of the side. Swallow will be interesting now that he is Captain.

RUCKS:
Like those Rucks, but will Witts play ? Collingwood have a few good ruckmen at the moment – I know they rate Witts and he is SUPER big, but maybe Rowe or Derickx will get more games ?

FWDS:
Can’t criticise the Fwds either, except that I’m iffy on the job security of GWS’s young players – Check Treloar out in the preseason as he is very talented, but might not play consistently. I would think Haynes may not play too much – thin as a whip – I would think he might need some strengthening up to be ready for AFL games. How about a mature-ager like Saad instead. Also be aware (pretty hard to avoid) that Franklin, Martin and Rioli will all be out round 13 (which may mean Saad isn’t a good choice for you as he will be too – Tommy Walsh has the same byes as you Geelong and Collingwood players … maybe stick with Saad and just look to upgrade him before Round 13). Oh – and you know Rioli has been injury prone, but if the new running style works, he is a super player !

I also appreciate that your team (unlike a lot of them – including some of my potential teams) is VERY well-structured from a bye perspective. Can’t find too much fault with it really – Well Done !!

Keswa February 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

Thanks heaps DamenS, Thats exactly the attention to detail that made me seek out your opinion! To be honest all the rookies have a very undefined spot until after the nab cup and were mostly picked because of the dpp or higher price or that people were talking about them on here, cause to be honest i dont really know much about any of them (cant wait for nab cup) so they will change, also i hadnt thought too much about the byes but def will think about a shuffle now to take into account for that!
Thanks again! Ill have to post you my final team for scrutiny later on as he season looms nearer

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 12:05 am

Cool, please do. Good Luck !!

SoftSocks February 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Backs: Goddard, Deledio, Burgoyne, Mcveigh, Lake, Buntine
subs: Smedts, wilkes

Mids: Ablett, Murphy, Priddis, J selwood, T mitchel, Docherty,
subs: Stevens, Mcdonald

Rucks: Naitanui, West
subs: Giles, stephenson

Forwards: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Tomahawk, Zorka, Saad
subs: Tomlinson, Treloar

I’m not sure about Mcveigh and Tomahawk, i’m thinking about selling them and getting one premium and one rookie, just couldn’t help but get Hawkins after his little spark in the GF, not sure if it’ll keep up this season but it’s just on my mind. Any suggestions and criticisms are welcome.

gibbo February 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

undecided about the tomahawk mate! and nic nat as your number 1 ruck! but otherwise i dont mind it

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

McVeigh is done, he shouldn’t even be playing way too old and slow. Wouldn’t touch him. And im an essendon supporter. Maybe get Brown rather then Tomahawk. Although you never know he could explode with the confidence of the GF.

SoftSocks February 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

you dont rate nat?? i dont like cox or sand, so the only other option is mummy. the trade of Mcveigh and Tomahawk would surely free up enough capital for the upgrade from nat to mum and a premium + 1 rookie…

gibbo February 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

i rate nic nat but woulod work better alongside another premium ruck duo instead of him and a rookie i rekon! And im deffinetly with Jimbo, get rid of Spike!

SoftSocks February 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

New line up:

Backs: Goddard, H Scotland, B deledio, S burgoyne, Lake, Buntine, Smedts, Mohr Wilkes.

Mids: Unchanged

Rucks: Naitanui (couldn’t afford the 100k extra for mum), West, Giles, Stephenson

Forwards: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Tomlinson, Saad, Treloar, Pfeiffer

SoftSocks February 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My team has no real uniques, missing Tomahawk :(

mick February 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

…thanks for bringing up GF*sigh*, just when I thought I’d erased that 120mins from my mind :/

Enka February 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Long time reader and first time poster – any thoughts would be appreciated

DEF – B Goddard, H Scotland, B Delidio, B Lake, M Clarke, B Ellis, B Smedts (T Mohr, L Brown)
MID – G Ablett, D Swan, M Priddis, M Barlow, K Lucas, D Shiel (J McDonald, T Mitchell)
RUC – M Leuenberger, S Jacobs (J Giles, O Stephensen)
FWD – L Franklin, D Martin, M Robinson, J Brown, G Rohan, P Porplyzia, D Pfieffer (D Zorko, A Treloar)

Cash Left – $182,400

I have too many risky players (B Lake, M Barlow and J Brown) and too many mid pricers (K Lucas, G Rohan and J Porplyzia). Not sure what I can do but I need a player like M Pavlich instead of one of these guys. What do you guys think?

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Get rid of Robinson for Pav. Robinson will get suspended for a few weeks, plus he isn’t the greatest footballer. Barlow should be a lock. Brown is alright, Lake does worry me though. Downgrade Porps and then upgrade Jacobs to Mummy or Sandi.

SoftSocks February 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

you have a lot of money in the bank, i’d upgrade Barlow to a premium, Id suggest murphy. read this article, it may help you pick your premiums/locks.

http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/2012/02/03/supercoach-2012-premium-lock-considerations/

Deano February 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Interesting how stats can be interpreted. Have a look at this analysis on Murphy compared to the jockreynolds one above.
BTW who is Jock Reynolds? First time I’ve come across his name.

http://tooserious.net/2012-premium-midfield-analysis-by-the-graphs

Roo Bloke February 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

welcome!!!!!!!!!!!

the beasts February 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Thoughts on my team

B:Deledio Goddard Birchall Johncock Buntine Spurr Sierawoski (Morris Smedts)
M: Ablett Pendelbury S.Thompson Goodes Wingard Clifton (Zorko L.brown
R: Mumford Stephensen (Witts Gilies)
F: Franklin Fyfe Champman Martin Brown Saad T,Walsh (A.Treolar S.Rowe)
Cash left $65.300

Enka February 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

DEF – B Goddard, H Scotland, B Delidio, B Lake, M Clarke, B Ellis, B Smedts, T Mohr (L Brown, B Wilkes)
MID – G Ablett, D Swan, M Murphy, M Priddis, M Barlow, D Shiel (J McDonald, T Mitchell)
RUC – S Mumford, A Sandipants (J Giles, O Stephensen)
FWD – L Franklin, M Pavlich, D Martin, J Brown, D Pfieffer, D Zorko, T Walsh (A Treloar, S Kerridge)

Cash Left – $12,800

wow thanks for the quick reply guys :) made a fair few changes which I feel more comfortable about. Interesting article btw.

Changes:
B Lake -> B Wilkes
K Lucas -> M Murphy
M Leuenberger -> S Mumford
S Jacobs -> A Sandilands
M Robinson -> M Pavlich
G Rohan -> T Walsh
P Porplyzia -> S Kerridge

D Mac February 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Heaps better!!

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Very good team I like it alot.

One little worry, both Sandilands and Mummy have the round 12 bye together therefore you lose both premiums. Also you have stephenson out that week too. Maybe go Sandi to Berger and keep Mummy as well. I think Sandi will miss a few weeks coz Lyon will rest him due to his huge importance for the team and the possiblity to make the finals.

Enka February 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Thanks D Mac & Jimbo -> I changed Sandipants back to Leuenberger which leaves me a bit more money in the bank which I am happy with right now. Next stage really is to watch the rookies and see what falls out of NAB Cup. I have no Swing Sets at all which seems like a waste but no point changing anything until I know something.

:)

J.Mitch February 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Wouldn’t mind some feedback…

DEF
B.Goddard, B.Deledio, S.Fisher, C.Enright, M.Clarke, S.Docherty, B.Ellis (T.Mohr, B.Smedts)

MID
G.Ablett (Capt), J.Selwood (V.Capt), B.Gibbs, D.Martin, S.Coniglio, A.Morabito (J.McDonald, T.Mitchell)

RUCK
D.Cox, M.Kreuzer (J.Giles, S.Rowe)

FWD
M.Pavlich, P.Chapman, C.Rioli, J.Gunston, M.Morton, J.Porplyzia, D.Zorko (C.Hampton, S.Kerridge)

Cash leftover: $4,700

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Like your team except the forward line. Too many mid-prices. Possibly keep Porps but get rid of Gunston and Morton. Downgrade one and upgrade the other and it’ll be an alright team.

J.Mitch February 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

thanks jimbo, i only liked the looks of morton because sydney have a good record of turning reject players good but i think getting rid of those 2 is a good idea and then i’ll see how porps goes in the NAB…

YeahhhhhBudddy February 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hi Guys this is my rough team for 2012. Give me your opinion if i should take buntine, clarke or any other suggestions. also give your opinions on the rookies ive chosen.
Cheers

Backs:
Scotland, H . Shaw, H . Broughton, G . Malceski, N . Lake, B . Dempsey, C . [Buntine, M or Clarke, M]
(Smedts, B . Ellis, B)

Mids:
Swan, D . Boyd, M . Murphy, M . Barlow, M . Delideo, B . Coniglio, S
(Zorko, D . Mitchell, T)

Ruc:
McIntosh, H . Giles, J
(Rowe, S . Stephenson, O)

Fwd:
Franklin, L . Fyfe, N . Martin, D . Brown, J . Christensen, A . Saad, A . Pfeiffer, D
(Walsh, T . Treloar, A)

jimbo February 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Trade =
Dempsy – Ellis
Malceski – Goodard

Pfeiffer is still rookie listed I think he should be upgraded but if not get Smedts in there. Clarke I think is a lock in D6-7. (Your missing a defender)

Rucks are a worry. I would want at least one premium ruck that should play every week like Berger or Mummy even McEvoy.

Geordie February 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

anyone got info on Ahmed Saad and Darren Pfeiffer? and if they should be included in our supercoach teams?

Deano February 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

http://dreamteamtalk.com/2012/01/27/the-barlow-medalist-in-search-of-the-next-mature-aged-rookie-superstar/

Pfeiffer is a MAR with Port that is vying for an elevation with Jarrad Irons (will know by Wed before 1st Rd.) He should get plenty of game time and has impressed with Norward over the past two years. Likely to be a Broughton type IMO.

El Greco February 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

In my M4 position, which option is better?

Thumbs up: Barlow & $161 K
Thumbs down: Tom Rockliff (or anyone of lesser value) and $6 K

BigRuss February 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Ok guys TheRustyFishHooks First real crack.

Goddard Lids Shaw Broughton Clarke Tomlinson Mohr Ellis Wilkes

Gaz Murph Jellwood Barlow Cooney Docherty Pfiefer SHiel

Burger Giles Big O Rowe

Beams Rioli Martin JB Christensen Rohan Smedts Zorko Walsh

600$ left

Unsure of Rohan and Cooney but pretty happy with the rest. No Buddy but he will be first in if he is firing like i know he will be.

Mayuran February 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Def:
Goddard, Deledio, Birchall, Bock, M Buntine, M Clark, A Tomlinson
(T Mohr, B Smedts)

Mid:
Ablett, Dal Santo, J Selwood, S Thomson, Coniglio, Wingard
(D Zorko, T MItchell)

Rucks:
Leunberger, Kruezer
(J Giles, S Rowe)
Fwd:
Goodes, S Johnson, T Cloke, J Brown, N Haynes, A Saad, T Walsh
(D Pffeiffer, H Crozier)
$25, 400 left

Angusegg February 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I am having trouble getting a forward line together. Do you think Franklin is a must have?

Thumbs Up or Down as an answer would be great!

Catta February 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Should be one of your 1st picked Angusegg, Although I follow the Hawks, he’s a SC gun!

Rodney February 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Please can i have some advice or a rating for my team

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Carazzo, Burgoyne, Grimes, Clarke, Morris (Paine, Bugg)

MID: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Hodge, Hayes, Shiel, (Zorko, MacDonald)

RUC: Macintosh, Giles (Stephenson, Rowe)

FWD: Fyfe, Rioli, Martin, Sidebottom, J Brown, Pfeiffer, Saad (Redpath, Treloar

sooz hound February 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Ok Here goes guys and girls! would love any advice and as many thumbs up n downs as you see fit!

Goddard, scotland, lids, broughton, lake, m clark, ellis, tominlson,

Murphey, swallow, jelwood, barlow, t adams, s clifton, pfieffer, d sheil,

Sandi, Giles, witts, O stephensen

Franklin, Martin, sidebottom, christensen, rioli, Haynes, treloar, zorko smetds

thanks fellow coaches

BigRuss February 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

BigRuss thinks Bock is suspended mate.

sooz February 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm

oops forgot l brown and remainder of sal cap

Goddard, scotland, lids, broughton, lake, m clark, ellis, tominlson, l brown

Murphey, swallow, jelwood, barlow, t adams, s clifton, pfieffer, d sheil,

Sandi, Giles, witts, O stephensen

Franklin, Martin, sidebottom, christensen, rioli, Haynes, treloar, zorko smetds
and 180,200

ARC February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

- Goddard and Scotland both have the r13 bye
– think I’d go Broughton or Lake not both
– hope Sidebottom and Christensen pay off for you

FootyFan February 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

Ok….. so i’ve carefully reaserched my rookies.
Got a good line up of premiums.
Decent coverage with dpp’s.
Found a way around rd 11-13 byes.
Studied the 3 rookie ruck theory.

Yet for some reason i’ll wake up tomorrow and change 3/4 of my team…..someone tell me why :)

gimmeguitars February 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

I’m not keen on the 3 rookie ruck. My rucks were pretty good to me last year.

Fishtopher February 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

Curious about the codebreaking to get through the byes. Are you saying you think you can avoid a donut completely?

Omen February 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

You’re teasing…

Speedy February 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

Hey guys, fiddled with this a bit and I think I’m getting close, love to know what you think, be as brutal as necessary!

Backs: H. Scotland B. Deledio H. Shaw J. Grimes B. Ellis T.Mohr S. Morris (W. Sierakowski L.Brown)

Mids: G. Ablett M. Murphy M. Priddis N. Fyfe B. Goddard D. Shiel (D. Pfeiffer T. Mitchell)

Rucks: T. Goldstein O. Stephenson (J. Giles J. Witts)

Fwds: L. Franklin D. Martin P. Chapman J. Brown J. Porplyzia A. Treloar B. Smedts (D. Zorko T.Walsh)

$163,300 left in the bank

Cheers all

ARC February 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm

- Scotland and deledio have he r13 bye
– Grimes and Sierakowski worry me a bit
– Not a fan of the 3 rookie rucks, but seeing a lot of it
– Chapman, Brown and the Porp??? seems risky

Omen February 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

The first unveiling of Omen Blues
Bank: 119,200

No doubt there’s still plenty of tinkering to come. Can’t bring myself to jump on board the 1/3 ruck combo but could certainly do with the extra cash. Struggling with the DEF/MID DPPs and have no idea how to combat the R11-13 blood bath. What would you change?

Scotland, Lids, Fisher, M Clarke, B Ellis, Mohr, Smedts
Spurr, Wilkes

GAJ, Murphy, God, Pav, Lenny, Coniglio
Fffffer, McD

211, Burger
Rowe, O

Buddy, Goodes, Dusty, J Brown, Saad, Zorko, Treloar
Tomlinson, Walsh

Fishtopher February 9, 2012 at 2:01 am

I know everyone will have Stephensen but I’m guessing even if he was a one-legged ginger gimp you would have had him straight in there……being the biggest of big O-men and all. Symbolic Captain for The Blues?

Fishtopher February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Not sure exactly what people are disliking there.

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

You said something about ‘symbolic captain of the Blues’. I don’t get it myself but it may be because O is Orren Stephenson and he will play for the cats this year. Actually wait a minute. I do get it now and your play on words. Maybe those who dislike are just a little slower than me.

Happy Go Lucky February 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Nor does HGL who enjoyed Fishtopher’s wit.

Happy Go Lucky February 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

If the big O-men has the big O as his spiritual skipper, then we’ll need to rope in the big O to make his club theme tune.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1315763/roy_orbisons_in_dreams_in_blue_velvet/

Happy Go Lucky February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Your rucks are strong, but I would d/g 211 to bolster other areas, in particular the mids.
I prefer JB @ F5, rather than F4.
I’m not a fan of your def or mids. I see your logic with Pav & God, but I would prefer to use them in the Fwd/Def line and use the DPP links with guys like Docherty & Zorko.
I expect that you will seek to move Pav/God to those aforementioned lines as you upgrade rookies and move past the byes for the run home.
That said, your logic is sound enough, so, I might have to run some experiments to see if there is more value to your structure than I am giving it at present.

ARC February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm

- I’m leaving Pav/Goodes as upgrade targets later in the season
– Lenny is a risk, good luck
– Think there are better (cheaper) mid rookies than Coniglio
– I’m considering McDonald, not sold yet

D Mac February 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

Lake has his first scratch match this satie at whitten oval.

D Mac February 9, 2012 at 6:47 am

Copied from HUN’s pies SC review

“And bargains of 2011 such as Andrew Krakouer and Leon Davis won’t be cheap or, in Leon’s case, in the competition at all.”

Hahah way harsh, cop that neon!

TheDirtyThirty February 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

Team ‘TheDirtyThirty’…

Goddard, Delidio, Birchall, Grimes, Clarke, Ellis, Mohr,
Wilkes, Smedts…
Ablett, Swan, Selwood, Rockliff, Clifton, Sheils
Miles, Mitchell…
Sandilands, Leuenburger, Giles, Stephenson…
Franklin, Martin, Riewoldt, Sidebottom, Christenson, Zorko, Treloar
Walsh, Rowe…

Rookies will all depend on NAB Cup form…
Still up and down with Grimes…
Going the GnR type team, which always works for me…
Any thoughts on bettering my team would help… Cheers…

ARC February 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

DEF – Deledio, Shaw, M Clarke, B Ellis, T Mohr, B Smedts, B Wilkies (S Morris, L Brown)
Who would you bring in out of? Lake, Buntine, Grimes, Blee, Docherty, Broughton

MIDS – Godd, Abb, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Barlow (Treloar, D Shiel)
Would you bring in J McDonald for a rookie?

RUC – Sandi, Mumf (Giles, O Steph)
Hard to pick my 2nd ruck, would you bring in Leun, Nicnat, Cox or McEvoy?

FWD – Franklin, D Martin, J Brown, A Tomlinson, D Pfeiffer, Saad, T Walsh (Zorko, Rowe)
Would you bring in Sidebottom, Porp or Rioli?

I’ve got a ridiculous amount of cash left $444.6. Need to upgrade across the board

Catta February 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

If anyone is keen, I’ve just started a DT league as my 5 in SC are now full!

League number is 183598 & it’s called DT is ST Rugglin

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

In my ongoing series of “How stupid are Fantasy Football journalists” comes this absolute pearler from Al Paton of the Herald Sun: it’s about Collingwood where he says:

BUY ‘EM
Marty Clarke (ruck) $170,000

The first ever 181cm AFL ruckman ?? Looks like we’re all going to have to substantially rejig our teams to get him out of our back-lines !!

D Mac February 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

have a look, he’s changed it.

jimmy February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

BACKS: B Goddard, B Deledio, C Enright, J Adcock, B Lake, M Clarke, S Morris
(B Smedt, L Brown)

MIDS: G Ablett, M Murphy, D Swan, L Hayes, D Zorko, D Shiel
(T Mitchell, J McDonald)

RUCKS: D Cox, J Giles
(O Stephenson, S Rowe

FORWARDS: L Franklin, D Beams, D Martin, D Zaharakis, J Brown, D Pfeiffer, A Treloar,
(C Hampton, T Walsh)
$150,000 left
let me know what you think!

Squizz February 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Looks pretty good to me, but thats because it looks like mine a bit!
Just be aware that there are ? marks over Zaha and Zorko being right for round 1. Fffiffer is still on the rookie list too.Rowe is also injured but may be ok.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I would upgrade Adcock to Birchall or Suckling. If you don’t mind the bye rounds then Fisher or Newman.

jimmy February 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

okay adcock out, birchall in. dont really want another richmond or st kilda player in my back line.. if zaha doesnt start i can simply upgrade him for anyone cause i still have 100,000 left. if zorko doesnt play ill just switch him with another rookie too same with pfeiffer

ARC February 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Enright, Adcock and Lake is risky
I think Cox is too expensive
Isn’t Zaha injured?

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Thumbs up or down would be much appreciated and any comments. Rookies are obviously going to change after NAB. Im pretty sure im keeping Heppel I’m an Essendon supporter and need at least one player. And I don’t really care about the byes that much.

Def:
Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Newman, Heppel, Clarke, Ellis (Mohr, Redpath)

Mids:
Ablett, Murphy, Selwood, Barlow, Zorko, Sheil (MacDonald, Mitchell)

Rucks:
McEvoy, Big O (Giles, Rowe)

Forwards:
Goodes, Pav, Martin, Petrie, Brown, Pfeffier, Saad (Smedts, Trelor)

$700 left over for upgrades.

Rustee February 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Backs – Goddard, Deledio and Shaw all solid premo choices that should all average above the 100 mark as well as all (with possibly the exception of Shaw) featuring a lot through the midfield. Newman and Heppell both risky but unique options that could set you apart from a lot of teams, both are very good though when it comes to SC scoring. Dont know how much you know about rookies so i’ll just skip that part as you’ll get a better idea throughout NAB.

Mids – Your three top end mids are all guns so there’s no problems there, i also like the addition of a chea Barlow. Once again i’ll skip the rookies, the structure you currently have is a very good one.

Rucks – Personally i prefer set and forget rucks but i do see the positives in a set up liek this and if all rookies get game time then by all means use the strategy.

Forwards – Its a fairly old forward line but still has a lot of scoring potential if they find their best form. We may see Goodes and especially Pav feature as more of permanent forwards in 2012 and that may end up lowering their SC scoring so i’d suggest only picking one at the most. Petrie would have been a very good pick if he was still DPP, but even without that he still offers value although he can be very inconsistent as a marking forward compared to say a M/F player. Martin a grea pick for the forward line and should be close to a lock. Brown coming back from injury is a good pick in my opinion due to his stellar pre-season form thus far, watch his NAB cup however.

Alll up its a good team with a good structure, though i would suggest looking closer at the byes.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Thanks Rustee everything you said I have thought of as well. Things will change but I like my set up. I think I might get L Brown into my mids to give me that m/d DPP, this was my set up last year which did really well IMO (having two rookies in the mids one with M/F DPP and D/F DPP).

Heppel may be a unique who could become a premium (probably not yet though). He did look very good last year with heaps of composure under pressure and with our midfield (Essendon) we need more skill in there and Heppel def has that. So I think he might get time in there. If not I need an Essendon player and he’s probably one of our best players. Newman has been training with the midfield group so we might see him there, if not he can still get 15-20 possies in the backline and score a solid 90-100 because of his long straight kicking.

Rucks im actually happy with since either Giles or Big O should get a game and will prob score around 80ish and thats a good score for a rookie. Plus you never know with Big O being pretty much number 1 ruck at Geelong he could get 100+. And Giles as well. Rowe offers R/F DPP and if Roughy can get back on the track midyear he could be very handy in my team.

Pav scores really well as a forward and I see Fremantle improving this year so he should go alright. Goodes has easy start and is always a keeper anyway even if he has his typical slow start. Franklin will be one of my first upgrade targets. Petrie is a lil worry but Kangas have pretty easy fixture with GWS and GC twice they should get in top 8 and he should kick some goals.

I am having a look at bye stratergy but I really can’t get my head around it besides the rucks where ill prob upgrade Big O to either Berger/Cox or Goldstein after there round 11 bye. My midfield will be thin round 12. And round 13 my backs will be thin. But if I drop two games its not too big of a worry (hopefully). Ill keep messing around for the next few weeks to get it perfect.

Thanks heaps for the good analysis Rustee.

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My personal opinion is that a lot of people are over estimating the potential scoring of O and Giles as an R2. Zac Smith did well last year because of the fact that he had a midfield that could take possession off his ruckwork and he could get around well. GWS’s midfield couldn’t tie their own shoelaces compared to Ablett and Rischitelli. O has played ruck before and has the body for it but he will not get the game time that every hopes that he will and if he was that good of a ruckman capable of averaging 90-100+ then he would have been picked up years ago.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

We’ll just have to see what the NAB games tell us about there potential. Ruckmen can score well though and these rookie rucks should score just as well as any other rookie in any other position besides probably midfielders.

jimmy February 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

thoughts on mitch clark?
thumbs up yes thumbs down no

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

hey just wanted to get some opinions, is heath scotland getting to old, im having trouble between choosing a third premium for my backline, i’ve got goddard and deledio, but would like one more in there, i’m currently tossing up between;
shaw, scotland and C.enright.

Deano February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I’d take a punt on Heater.

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

heater?

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Heath Shaw

Flynn February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Backs are a tough one due to the Rd 13 bye. I had Goddard, Lids & Scotland all but locked until I checked the byes. Saints, Richmond, Hawks and Carlton have the Rd 13 bye…therefore I’ve gone with Shaw instead of Scotland. I think a lot of people will have Bower too so there’s another problem but hopefully by Rd 13 he’ll be a decent upgrade option.

If you’ve locked in Goddard and Lids then the only set and forget prems you can really consider are Shaw, Enright or Broughton….and perhaps Adcock.

Mcras February 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Please rate my team…looks alright at the moment but looking to upgrade!!

Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Shaw, Fisher, Newman, Enright (Birchall, Bock)

Pendlebury, Ablett, Swan, Dal Santo, Murphy, Judd (Boyd, Priddis)

Cox, Sandilands ( Goldstein, Mumford)

Franklin, Goodes, Fyfe,Johnson, Pavlich, Okeefe, Harvey (Rioli, Cloke)

THOUGHTS??

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Do you have any cash left? You could potentially change Cloke for James Hird as he has DPP and O’keefe for Jason Dunstall as he should average about 6-7 goals a game in the hawks forward set up ;-)

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I like your on-field team, but think your rookies could do with some work – maybe some of the mature agers like Pfeiffer or Zorko for instance ? Treloar is being talked up too …

Rustee February 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Ok guys here is my attempt at my latest team.

B – Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Waters, Grimes, Ellis, Spurr (Morris, Brown)

M – Pendlebury, Ablett, Selwood, Trengove, Shiel, Mitchell (Docherty, Hampton)

R – Smith, Mumford (Giles, Stephenson)

F – Franklin, Fyfe, Beams, Martin, Pfeiffer, Saad, Zorko (Smedts, Kerridge)

Please post any thoughts or ratings

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I like your forwards but I think that you may be a little light on in your mids for my liking. Smith as ruck is a good POD but are there better than him at that price? (Kruezer?) I’m not sold on Grimes and his body yet.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I have worry signs over Trengove, Waters, Grimes and Smith. They could be good PODS but not sure. I usually go with a couple worries at the start that have potential for injury but never in the same position. So I would keep one but dump the other of Waters and Grimes.

Could go West instead of Smith, or Kreuz or McIntosh.

Otherwise good team.

Deano February 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

What, only the two Jacks Russ – surely you can find a spot for Wattsy?

Ryan Parry February 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Thoughts on better players. i have 22,000 left.
And dont really care about byes..

Defence – Goddard,Scotland,Enright,Lake,Buntine,Clarke,Ellis (Morris, sierakowski)
Midfield – Ablett, Murphy,Priddis,Barlow,Hayes,Congilio (Morabito, Stevens)
Rucks – Leunberger, McIntosh (Stephensen, Witts)
Forwards – Franklin, Johnson, Pavlich, Brown, Porplysia, Pfeiffer, Zorko (saad, walsh.
advice

ARC February 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

How much time will McIntosh get?

Deano February 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

If the intraclub is anything to go by, plenty. I’d be more worried if I was a Goldy owner.

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

thoughts on burgoyne and zaharakis?

BigRuss February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

BigRuss has been tempted by zaha but his dodgy knees have me too worried. As for Burgoyne he slips into my “No Players over 30″ rule. even thoug he is 29 i think haha.

Aussie Maximus February 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Hi guys, this is the first time I have used this site so any feedback would be helpful

Backs: Goddard, Deledio, Suckling, Grimes, Clarke, Tomlinson, Spurr (Smedt, Mohr)

Mid: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, J Selwood, Shiel, T Mitchell (Morabito, Pfeiffer)

Ruck: Cox, Kreuzer (Giles, Stephensen)

Forwards: Franklin, Chapman, Fyfe, Brown, Zorko, N Haynes, T Walsh (Treloar, Rowe)

$123K in the bank

Aussie Maximus February 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Shiel upgraded to L Hayes at the expense of Grimes. Now I have $195K for a defender. Any suggestions on players not from GWS?

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Ellis from Tigers, He is practising kicking in which should mean he’ll get games in there backline.

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

LOL – what ??!!

BigRuss February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Ellis has been kicking in for their defensive setup same as Tapscott from last year. Loves to kick to himself always good for points haha.

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

LOL – I get it now. I was reading the sentence as “He is practising kicking, in which should mean he’ll get games in there {their} backline.” which seemed a positively bizarre sentence !!

Catta February 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Marty Clarke from the Pies…$171k

Mick February 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Get Roughead instead of Kreuzer. Get Didak he is a cheapy.

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

You mean Jarryd Roughead who has only just rejoined full training after his Achilles injury and the Didak who just did a 4 week injury which will prevent him from running ?

Aussie Maximus February 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

Picked up Docherty who I am sure will see time in Brisbane’s backline and/or mid field.

And I think I will stick with Kreuzer and wouldn’t touch Didak even if you paid me

tomo February 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

DEF: Goddard,Deledio, Shaw, Birchall, Clarke, Docherty, Ellis, (Brown, Wilkes)

MID: Ablett, Selwood, Cotchin, Barlow, Hayes, Zorko, (McDonald, Mitchell)

RUCKS: Mumford, Stephensen, (Giles, Derickx )

FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Rioli, Martin, Brown, Pfeiffer, Treloar, (Smedts, Walsh)

Any comments appreciated

Also if you see this, please give my team a thumbs up or down!

Cheers

ARC February 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Fyfe, Rioli and Brown – hope they don’t get injured
Not convinced on Cotchin could be a good POD

Jonty February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Hey guys,

Love all your work. Any comments would be much appreciated.

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Enright, Broughton, M. Clarke, Mohr, Smedts
(B.Ellis, L.Brown)

MID: GAJ, Swan, Murphy, Thomson, Docherty, Treloar,
(Shiel, McDonald)

RUCK: Sandilands, McEvoy
(Giles, Stephenson)

FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Brown, Tomlinson, Saad, Zorko
(T.Walsh, Kerridge)

$100 Cash left

Morgs February 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Hey guys, first time doing the AFL Dreamteam so let me know what I’ve done right/wrong and help me out with the byes too please! I have some concerns over my team at the moment so don’t worry about destorying it. Here goes:

Backs: Enright, Deledio, B.Waters, T. Armstrong, T. Lonergan, M. Clarke, B. Ellies (T.Bugg, S. Morris)

Mid : Swan, Pendles, Rockliff, Ablett, D. Tyson, D. Shiels (L.Brown, T. Mitchell)

Ruck : Mumford, B. McCauley, (B.Longer, J. Giles)

Forwards: Franklin, Rioli, N. Fyfe, T. Cloak, D. Martin, D. Pfieffer, S. Byrnes ( Zorko, Treloar)

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Armstrong and Lonergan your gonna get nothing out of them as they won’t rise in price and they’re score as well as a rookie. Downgrade one and upgrade the other. Waters is an injury concern IMO. Try get Goddard in defence or Fisher.

Rockliff overpriced get him when he drops in price. Pendles is also a little overpriced but is alright. Im not starting with him because he should drop 100K, you could get Murphy or someone a bit cheaper like S Thompson or A Swallow.

McCauely I don’t think will get a game, get Big O instead.

Brynes is a worry. If you can afford it get Brown or even risk Porps.

Morgs February 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks mate, already done some reshuffling, team now sits like this:

Enright, Deledio, Goddard, Lake, Ellis, Clarke, P. Davis (N.Winmar, S. Docherty)

Swan, Boyd, Ablett, Watson, Shiel, Tyson (C. Bartlett, T. Mitchell)

Mumford, Big O :) (B. Longer, J.Giles)

Franklin, Fyfe, Brown, Cloke, Martin, Pfeiffer, Reid (Zorko and Treloar)

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

anyone got any SC leagues with free spaces, i’d like to join a couple more.

Keepz February 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

this is it…. im not touching the team anymore til the NAB cup starts

backs:
Goddard (M/F), Deledio (M/F), Enright, Broughton, M Clarke, P Bower, S Morris
(Smedts, Wilkes)

Mids:
GAJ, Swan, M Murphy, Swallow, Morabito, J McDonald
(Sheil, T Mitchell)

Rucks:
Mumford, Giles
(S Rowe (R/F), O Stephensen)

as you can see i went the 1 prem, 3 rooks strategy… hope it works.

Fwds:
Franklin, RoK (M/F), Martin (M/F), Zaharakis (M/F), Sidebottom (M/F), Saad, Zorko (M/F)
(Treloar (M/F), T Walsh)

thoughts?? Tips??

i was thinking of changing Swallow to J Selwood, and Zaha to Dangerfield.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Just one thing. You have all these M/F and M/D but you don’t have the connection into the middle. Maybe Treloar into the centre. And someone like L Brown into middle to open up M/D. I don’t know if L Brown will get a game but its just a suggestion.

Keepz February 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

cheers for the input, i know i just realised it when i was typing the team in.
but i like the mids… any thoughts on my other thoughts about Zaha/danger and Swallow/selwood???

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Selwood is underpriced IMO. Swallow has easy fixture. You cant go wrong really with either of them.

Danger could have break out year with coach saying he’ll play more midfield time. Risk but maybe worth taking.

Keepz February 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

should i change Zaha or sidebottom for Danger??

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

yeah i picked up jelwood because of the nice little price tag, especially for someone considered a premium… Aslong as he doesn’t knock himself out going for the ball i’d say his a solid fit into most SC midfields.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Keep Zaha get rid of Sidebottom. Zaha should get midfield time and will hopefully improve as im pretty sure he had injury concerns last year. Just keep an eye on them through preseason to finalise your choice.

Cameron February 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

if anyone is interested in joining my league here is the code: 480724

Cameron February 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

DEF: Goddard, Delideo, Birchall, Broughton, Buntine, Clarke, Mohr, (Morris, Smedts)

MID: Abblett, Selwood, Murphy, Martin, Congilo, Shiel (Mitchell, Kavangah)

RUC: Luenburger, Cox (Giles, Stephonson)

FWD: Franklin, Cloke, Zaharikis, Robinson, Treloar,Pffereier, Rowe (Saad, Zorko)

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I think Robinson over achieved last year being pretty lucky with not being suspended a few times for some kamakaze type plays. Better value elsewhere.

Cameron February 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

what do u think of the time all round.

jimbo February 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Its an alright team. I can’t really comment on the rookies as haven’t seen any of them. All round it looks fine. I think Rowe is injuried so keep an eye on him. Should get a few games but Kreuz and Warnock are ahead of him.

gary February 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

DEF:Goddard, Mackie, Waters, Grimes, Dempsey, M Clarke, Ellis(butine, bugg)

MID:Ablett, Redden, Swallow, Fyfe, Murphy, Caddy( Mitchell, Shiel)

RUCK: Sandi, Gilles( Stephenson, Pattinson hawks)

FWD:Buddy, Pav, Martin, Winderlich, Rohan, Porps, Folau(Zorko, Walsh)

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I dont rate Mackie on SC, just saying

gary February 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

anything else?

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

as stated earlier in the thread, Folau is in the wrong sport.
Porps is also what some people consider a “risk”. you only have one premium in your backline, id upgrade to a deledio. A lot of people choose him but I dont like Sandi, his feet worry me. i reckon he’ll play about 14 games this season.

Jacko February 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

is jono brown worth the risk?!?!?!
Thumbs up yes thumbs down no
love any feedback :)

Max February 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Multiple Scoregasm 2012:

Goddard, Delidio, Broughton, Heppel, Martin, Bower, Ellis
(Mohr, Smedts)

Pendles, Ablett, Murphy, Barlow, K Stevens, Shiel
(Trelour, Mitchell)

Naitanui, Giles
(Stevenson, Rowe)

Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Brown, Zorko
(Saad, Walsh)

any opinions and feedback welcome as well as how i can improve the team!

thanks guys

Max February 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm

sorry in d5 i mean marty clarke! and please dont feel afraid to thumbs up or down the team!

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

good to see ya reppin the nat

Morgs February 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Hey Coaches, would love some more feedback on my team thus far!

Goddard, Grimes, Enright, Heppell, Lake, Clarke, Ellis, (Docherty, Sierakowski)

Swan, Boyd, Ablett, Watson, Tyson, Shiel (Bartlett, T.Mitchell)

Mumford, Big Oh (Longer, Giles)

Franklin, Brown, Fyfe, Cloke, S.Reid, Martin, Pfeiffer (Zorko, Treloar)

$2,500 in the bank, any feedback would be appreciated

Fraser February 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Backs: Goddard, Lids, Broughton, Grimes, Clarke (M), Ellis, Mohr
(Curran, Wilkes)

Mids: Pendles, GAJ, Murphy, Joelwood, Coniglio, Pfieffer
(Treloar, Mitchell)

Rucks: Sandilands, Giles
(Rowe, Orren)

Fwd: Fyfe, SJ, Martin, Brown, Rioli, Tomlinson, Saad
(Zorko, Smedts)

Any comments on how to improve my team would be greatly apprciated!
Cheers

Scatts February 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

nice side mate , If grimes smashes out some big scores in the nab cup I would certainly consider picking him up .

Lenny February 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Def: B.Goddard, H.Scotland, B.Deledio, C.Enright, M.Clarke, B.Ellis, T.Mohr
(S.Docherty, L.Brown)

Mid: G.Ablett, D.Swan, M.Murphy, J.Selwood, D.Zorko, D.Shiel
(J.Mcdonald, T.Mitchell)

Rucks: A.Sandilands, J.Giles,
(T.Derickx, O.Stephensen

Fwd: L.Franklin, C.Rioli, D.Martin, D.Zaharakis, J.Brown, B.Smedts, A.Treloar
(A.Saad, T.Walsh)

Cash remaining: $67,200
Any feedback is welcome :)

Gab February 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Hi Guys

Ive started and liking my team but def needs improvement but would love some feedback, especially on some tips to vamps up my forwards and defs, so here goes

DEF: Goddard / Shaw / Astbury / Clarke / Tomlinson / Alex Browne / Mohr (Sierakowski / Wilkes)

MID: Ablett / Swan / Mitchell / Murphy / OKeefe / Treloar (Luke Brown / Mitchell)

RUC: Cox / Roughhead (Stephenson / Witts)

FWD: Rioli / Franklin / Fyfe / Jonno Brown / Pfeiffer / Nicoski / Zorko (Smedts / Hamling)

Thanks guys

Barnburners February 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Christensen for Nikoski. He has more upside and will save you $48500.
Jarryd Roughead will have a slow start to the season. Roughead for Mumford and Witts for Giles if you have the additinal funds. You will be able to substitute Hamling in the rucks when you trade out Stephensen or Giles when they mature thus saving a trade. You should be able to trade in a premium forward if all goes to plan.

Max February 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Thoughts on heppell guys?

thumbs up- yes
thumbs down- no

#bulkedupoversummer

Ang February 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

hird has said that he will spend some more time in the middle

El Greco February 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Seriously tough decision in my eyes.. I’ll let you guys decide.

Thumbs up – J.Brown
Thumbs down – D.Zaharakis

SoftSocks February 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

does anyone else think the predictions on SC gold are full of shit??

DamenS February 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm

LOL – did anyone ever doubt it ? Aren’t these predictions done by Jay Clark and Al Patton … in conjuction with Dr Dreamteam and Mr NoClue … sorry Mr Fantasy …?

Flynn February 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

Backs: Goddard, Lids, Shaw, Waters, Clarke (M), Bower, Hombsch
(Darley, Sierakowski)

Mids: Yabblet, Swan, Murphy, Joelwood, Clifton, Shiel
(Zorko, Woodward)

Rucks: Sandilands, NicNat
(Giles, Big O)

Fwd: Buddy, Chappy, Martin, Brown, Rohan, Cameron, Saad
(Treloar, Dickson)

Any suggestions?

Jacko February 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Backs: B.Goddard, H.Shaw, J.Grimes, Z.Dawson, B.Smedts, S.Morris, B.Wilkes, (N.Blee, W.Sierakowski)

Mids: S.Pendlebury, G.Ablett, L.Hodge, C.Judd, B.Deledio, S. Conoglio, (D.Shiel, T.Mitchell)

Rucks: T.Goldstein, I.Maric, (O.Stephenson, J.Giles)

Forwards: L.Franklin, M.Pavlic, D.Martin, M.LeCras, D.Pfieffer, D.Zorko, A.Treloar, (S.Rowe, T.Walsh)

What do you guys think? As you can see I am going for a very cash cow team, with multiple stars in each position. Im not sure about the ruckman however, with Ivan Maric either going to work beautifully or terribly in my opinion. I just dont want Cox due to Natianui and Sandilands due to the emergence of Griffin, that may effect their points.

Ang February 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Put Deledio into the back line for Dawson. Plenty of good cash cows in middle. Maybe change leaKass

Ang February 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Backs: Godd, Sucks, Heppell, Lake, M Clarke, A Tomlinson, T Mohr, (Ellis, Smedts)
Mids: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Barlow, I Smith, J McDonald (D Shiel, Treloar)
Rucks: Mummy, Nic Nat, (Giles, Big O)
Forwards: Buddy, Pav, Martin, Christensen, Brown, Saad, Zorko(Walsh, Redpath

Was going to use Smith to upgrade to Pendles (who is currently over priced)at the bye week or would i be better to bolster up the back line instead. All feed back welcome

SoftSocks February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I would really appreciate a list of rookies and mature age recruits who people “predict” will start the AFL season, as i know some mature age recruits wont get NAB cup time because of fitness issues and what not but will still play in the real season. thank you

Bender February 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Coniglio
Dyson
Buntine
Miles
Shiel
Treloar
Hampton
Docherty
Ellis
Mitchell
Smedts
Walsh
Zorko
Brown

MATURE AGE ROOKIES:
Stephenson
Morris
Clifton
Saad
Giles
Rowe

ROOKIE LISTED PLAYERS:
Pfeiffer
Gibson
Horsely
Magnar
Spur

Take your pick.

Bender February 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Sorry, add Zorko & Brown to the MAR list.

Deano February 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

Add Wilkes and Mohr to the MAR list.

Klay February 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Broughton, Lake, M.Clarke, Ellis (docherty, Mohr)

Pendles, Gablett, Rockliff, Barlow, Shiel, Horsely ( Clifton, T.Mitchell)

Leuenburger, McEvoy (Giles,Stephenson)

Franklin, Goodes, Zaharakis, J.Brown, Treloar, Pfeiffer, Zorko ( Walsh, Kerridge

Feedback appreciated!! cheers

Max February 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Looking pretty good klay! Here are my thoughts:

Nice Ruckman i think they will kill it this year.
Ruckman
Like your mids but i think there may be a better option than Rockliff (Selwood, Murphy). Then pick up Rockliff after he is dropped in price abit.

Goodes is getting on and i think he may have a inconsistent season this year, but then again he could rip it apart.

Not sure about Lake, old and might not even play, i think maybe downgrade to Bower to free up some cash.

Otherwise looking very nice, good work!

Hope that helps mate

Klay February 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

thanks Max! probably a good call on Lake… i’ll have a play around with it!

SoftSocks February 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Beam, Zaha or Pavlich

SoftSocks February 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

also kruezer vs T west

The Powerhouse February 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Here is my team boys

Defenders: B.Goddard, H.Scotland, C. Enright, M.Buntine, S.Docherty, B.Ellis, M.Talia, (A.Tomlinson, W.Sierakowski)

Midfielders: G.Ablett, M.Murphy, M.Priddis, J.Selwood, S.Coniglio, A.Morrabito, (T.Mitchell, D.Tyson)

Rucks: D.Cox, S.Mumford, (B.Longer, O.Stephensen)

Forwards: L.Franklin, A.Goodes, N.Fyfe, M.Brown, A.Black, D.Smith, D.Zorko, (N.Hayes, I.Folau)

Any Comment and L/D will be helpful
I know both my Defenders and Forwards need work?
Thoughts on my rookies and my ruck set-up??

Thanks heaps

The Powerhouse February 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Also I have $51,900 in my pocket.

Morgs February 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

Everyone seems to have Docherty in their teams (me included) but I was thinking he will be sharing time with McKeever this year, I know Stakes is out but they brought in Lisle as a forward but I think they will play him down back. I’d get rid of Folau as well. Just my 2cents

the_fuss February 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hey guys, I’m a bit of a newby around these parts but was hoping for some advice on my initial starting lineup. Here it is…

BACKS: Goddard, Scotland, Shaw, Waters, Grimes, Lake, Clarke (Morris, Wilkes)
MID: Ablett, Selwood, Martin, Barlow, Dalziell, Shiel (Ross, Mitchell)
RUCKS: Kreuzer, McIntosh (Stephenson, Giles)
FWDS: Franklin, Goodes, Pavlich, J. Brown, Porplyzia, Byrnes, Zorko (Walsh, Dickson)

I know I’ve taken a few risks with blokes returning from injury, and there will be changes made throughout the Nab cup but any feedback would be great!

Barnburners February 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Here is a mid priced team that may get away to a good start, however, there are just too many mid-priced midfielders to create havoc?

McMahon – Gilbert – Harbrow – Selwood – Howard – Armstrong – Clarke – Ellis – Bugg.
Ablett – Swan – Trengove – Howlett – Gaff – Shiel – Miles – Mitchell.
Sandilands – Leuenberger – Giles – Stephensen.
Franklin – Beams – Rioli – Martin – Christensen – Zorko – Treloar – Kerridge – Rowe.
Cash balance $83100

jimbo February 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The problem with midprice teams are that yeah you may get a good start but in the end every single one of them will need to be upgraded to be compeditive in the finals therefore you waste all your trades. Its good to start with 1-3 midprices that have the potential to be in the top 10 scorers of that position but not a whole team. Guns and rookies with 2 midprices is the way to go IMO. Also some rookies will score as good if not better than midpricers and they will get you lots of money.

Your forwards, rucks and mids are ok but your backline is hopeless.

INVINCBLE_EMERZ February 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

any tips for making a team this year

jimbo February 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I think my best tip is to write out a team you want to end with come finals. Then get as many of them as possible at the start then fill the rest of the team with rookies or midprices that are going to rise in value or have that slim chance of being a keeper (possible Brown and Barlow). This means the guns and rookie stratergy is the way to go IMO.

Plus make sure you have some double position players and really make sure you have the connecting link.

Super Snooper February 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Good to be back with you all!

Thought I’d throw down my first crack to get your thoughts/feedback:

B: goddard, deledio, shaw, broughton, m clarke, bower, ellis (docherty, smedts)
M: pendles, gaj, swan, murphy, stevens, mcdonald (zorko, l brown)
R: leuenberger, macintosh (giles, stephenson)
F: franklin, chapman, martin, j brown, porplyzia, saad, treloar (hampton, kerridge)

Would love your feedback. Cheers

SpectemurAgendo February 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Mod 2 with some poor reasoning

Goddard – Premium/DPP/Lock
Scotland – Premium/DPP/Lock (or Deledio)
Burgoyne – Up for this to be Silk’s best year
Waters – IF he stays fit. Rate his work ethic and bravery
Stratton – Unders. Rate him a LOT
Clarke – ?? Good run but can they have him AND Heath ??
Smedts – DPP, Seems to have the talent talked up by a lot
Docherty – DPP, From the Island. Could go easily but wil wait on NAB form
Wilkes – Mature age recruits did me well last year. Is he the right one?

Ablett – Premium/Lock
Murphy – A “risk” for me, first time but impressed me last year. Consistent
Thompson – Maybe become Boyd or Mitchell depending on the day
Barlow – Unders.
Hayes – Unders. Along with Barlow get me another prem late in the season
Zorko – DPP. Heard him mention a lot
Brown – DPP. Crows aquaintance is in love with him
Shiel – After reading the GWS post here tonight, was Mcdonald

L’Berger – My choice of premium. Expecting a big year from him
Stephenson – Same reason everyone else has him. has to get time
Giles – This years smith by all accounts again convinced by tonights post
Rowe – DPP, Cant afford another but must have one (Roughy Strats)

Franklin – Premium/lock
Martin – liked what he did last year expecting more of the same
Dangers – Can he burn me again?? Could be chopped
Hale – My Other Ruck. Expecting more time Fwd this year
J Brown – Cant have another one like last year. Unders?
Winderlich – A Bomber I know was raving (always arent they) Unders?
Porpoise – Unders IF he can play more than 6 up to 10 then :-)
Pfieffer – ONly got in tonight after a report on here
Hampton – New tonight after the GWS post

dicko February 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

what do you guys think of my team pre nab?

goddard,scotland, deledio, lake, clarke, b ellis, smedts, (t mohr, l brown.)

swan, a swallow, selwood, lenny, k lucas, coniglio, (docherty, pfeiffer)

cox, macintosh, (giles, o stephenson)

fyfe, beams, martin, n riewoldt, danferfield, treloar, t walsh (zorko, rowe)

dicko February 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

quick amendment, n roo and dangerfield out, buddy and zaharakis in

BigRuss February 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Forgivness if I have missed it in the 600+ posts, wondering if Motts posts a team or keeps it under wraps?

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I think he might like to play his cards pretty close to his chest Russ.

Good news though….I just happen to be a hacking guru and managed to crack his computer and get a sneak peek at his team. I’m sure he’ll appreciate any feedback.

BACKS

Scotland. H [MID], Carrazzo. A [MID] Yarran. C, Silvagni. S, Thornton. B, Russell. J, Duigan. N, Bower. P, Bootsma, J

MIDS

Murphy. M, Judd. C [3 VOTES], Bradley. C, Gibbs. B, Curnow. E, McLean. B, Lucas. K, Buckley. D

RUCKS

Nichols. J [UNDEAD], Warnock. R, Kreuzer. M, Rowe. S

FORWARDS

Robinson. M [MID] Kernahan. S, Jesaulenko. A [U BEAUTY], Walker. A, Waite. J, Betts. E, Garlett. J, O’Hailpin. S, Casboult. L

He actually had more of a blend through the teams that I thought he might.

Catta February 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

That’s “GOLD” Fishtopher!

gimmeguitars February 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Pfft -as if he’d have warnock in there…

Just kidding, good work!! X

Motts February 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Haaaaaaaa! I haven’t looked at the RMT Comments for weeks. And now I find this is what u guys get up to when I’m not watching.

That is hilarious. And it actually looks very close to my Dream Team :-)

Email me if u want in in my league.

Motts February 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Motts will post his team with justifications right before lockout like he did last year, Big Russ.

Angusegg February 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Another Question Guys

With a ruck set up of Leuenberger, Giles and Stephenson do you think a 3rd rookie (dont know who) or mid ranger (Mcintosh or other) is a better approach ?

I would love an answer as this will determine how many premiums i can have in my forward line. Thanks!!

Cameron February 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

is j brown a really good bye or will he just get injured?

Scatts February 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

mitch clark is gone now Cameron so it,s a good chance the brown dog will have no more facial injuries .hehehe

The Powerhouse February 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Here is my team boys

Defenders: B.Goddard, H.Scotland, C. Enright, M.Buntine, S.Docherty, B.Ellis, M.Talia, (A.Tomlinson, W.Sierakowski)

Midfielders: G.Ablett, M.Murphy, M.Priddis, J.Selwood, S.Coniglio, A.Morrabito, (T.Mitchell, D.Tyson)

Rucks: D.Cox, S.Mumford, (B.Longer, O.Stephensen)

Forwards: L.Franklin, A.Goodes, N.Fyfe, M.Brown, A.Black, D.Smith, D.Zorko, (N.Hayes, I.Folau)

Any Comment and Likes/Dislikes will be helpful
I know both my Defenders and Forwards need work?
Thoughts on my rookies and my ruck set-up??
And I have $51,900 in my pocket

Thanks heaps

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Looks ok mate but I reckon you could definitely strengthen it with a couple of tweaks.

You’ve gone top end a lot with your rookies. You could save a heap of money you could save by trimming Buntine, Smith (as with all waiting for NAB Cup, but haven’t heard their names mentioned in much GWS talk) Coniglio, Tyson, Haynes (kids that were picked up last year are going to be just as good for 50k+ less) Morabito (might be the worthy, check NAB) Longer (will struggle for game time IMO with LBurger and Hudson there now) Black (WHO?).

You’ll be surprised how much extra $$ you have and should get you enough to get Mitch Brown up to a gun.

As the season goes on if you’ve picked well those cheaper rookies will end up on the same value as the higher priced kids. So not only have you saved a bucket they will give you more cash to play with through the year.

Knights February 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Just Cool

Dogs February 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Awesome

SoftSocks February 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Folau is gunna start at full forward for GWS, my questions are;
no1. Is he good enough to rake up 50+ points in a game like other viable rookies, I mean look at others who have made the transition from rugby. K. hunt was(is) shit
no2. Will GWS even be able to supply him the ball in that position? they don’t have anyone in the league of G.ablett, Swallow and Bock and gold coast still won very few matches, GWS will go winless. So how can their full forward have any hope of attaining the ball let alone any points?

Scatts February 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

softsocks i think you just answered your own questin on folau , he might try to drop kick the ball through the sticks .

Morgs February 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Sheedy is talking him up at this point, saying he may be able to kick
40+ goals this year. I highly doubt that, I think Folau is a no-goer this year, the ball supply is the thing that will kill him, and not being able to read the game, getting run around by the experienced defender…the list goes on

thug February 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hayes or Montagna ?

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

neither

Josh February 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I’m a first time supercoach player after been playing dream team for a few years so can u guys PLEASE TELL IF ANY OF MY PLAYERS SUCK IN SC ( cause i would of put them there cause there good DT) AND PLEASE TELL ME HEAPS OF PEOPLE I SHOULD BRING IN THX
Team:
Backs: Goddard, Scotland, Heppell ,Clarke, Docherty, Ellis, Bugg ( Morris Wilkes)
Mids: Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Barlow, Shiel, Mcdonald (Zorko, Brown)
Rucks: Cox, Jacobs (Giles, Stephensen)
Fwds: Franklin, Fyfe, Sylvia, Zaharakis, Ballantyne, Christensen, Treloar (Kennedy, Walsh)
The reason why i only have 3 back premos is casue i need and extra in the fwd as i find there arn’t many good fwd rookies were there are heaps in def! :) SO PLEASE TELL WHO I SHOULD BRING IN AND TAKE OUT PLEASE!!!! THX EVERYONE

Harry February 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I think Sylvia is recovering from injury, Ballantyne isn’t the best option but he’s apparently going to play more in the midfield so who knows, looks like a pretty decent team

Josh February 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Is it really? casue its only my 1st attempt and i wanna beat my friends, i beat them in dream team but i have no clue about SC

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

yeah its quite good but I will say that there is actually a few more fwd rookie choices, wouldn’t worry too much about which ones til we see their nab cup scores though

Josh February 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Ok thx for replying it means alot

JC February 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

Good side, except for Pendles… (here me out, haha)
I think at 700K he is a tad overpriced.
Maybe go with Swan or someone along those lines.
Pendlebury will begin the year with a big breakeven, hence his price will drop.
They play Hawthorn & Carlton in the first 3 rounds, who could potentially slow down his big scores, and by round 4 he could have dropped quite a bit, and making him a lot better looking (price wise)
Just my opinion….
Also, be wary of Cox’s ruck time now with Naitanui stepping up.
Fyfe – Rumors of a bad shoulder….

Harry February 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

anyone got a supercoach pro league I can join?

Josh February 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

sorry i don’t, but Do u know much about SC, if u do can u right my team please cause i don’t know much about SC on DT if u do THX SO MUCH!!!

Josh February 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

hahahahahah thx u did :)

michael February 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

thumbs up – chapman and saad
thumbs down- nick riewoldt and coniglio

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I’m sure theres better options than that

Angusegg February 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Another Question Guys

With a ruck set up of Leuenberger, Giles and Stephenson do you think a 3rd rookie (dont know who) or mid ranger (Mcintosh or other) is a better approach ?

I would love an answer as this will determine how many premiums i can have in my forward line. Thanks!

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hard to say because we don’t even have nab cup scores from those 2 yet, there is a few good mid price options but I wouldn’t pick Mcintosh cause he has the same bye as berger

The Situation February 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hi Guys this is my rough team for 2012. Give me your opinions on the rookies ive chosen and any suggestions.
Cheers

Backs:
Scotland, H . Delideo, B . Broughton, G . Malceski, N . Lake, B . Tomlinson, A . Clarke, M
(Wilkes, B . Ellis, B)

Mids:
Swan, D . Boyd, M . Murphy, M . Barlow, M . Goddard, B . Coniglio, S
(Zorko, D . Mitchell, T)

Ruc:
McIntosh, H . Giles, J
(Rowe, S . Stephenson, O)

Fwd:
Franklin, L . Fyfe, N . Martin, D . Brown, J . Hurley, M . Saad, A . Smedts, B
(Walsh, T . Hampton, C)

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

put Goddard in the Defs and get a real midfielder

JC February 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

You need Goddard, Lids or Scotland in your mids to give you that DPP flexibility for during the season.
The way I look at it, if you are working towards the bye round and can manage to have either of these 3 players as your sixth best midfielder, you will be doing quite well!
Remember, these 3 guys are still going to belt out consistent tons every week.
I say keep one in the mids, doesnt matter who (goddard preferably becuase fisher is a good defensive pick)
Aim to make them your 6th best midfielder by mid year, and you will be IMO flying!

Angusegg February 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Where is Ablett? He is a must in any team.

The Situation February 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Im using scotland lids and goddard as DPP players thanks for the suggestions

Harry February 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

its better to just use a def/mid rookie to get that link

rodney February 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

who is another rookie ruckman who will play games instead of the BIG O or Giles??

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Witts, Derickx, Cordy, Rowe.

The Powerhouse February 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

There is Billy Longer or Ayce Cordy but they might not get enough game time to be in a permanent place in your team.

Morgs February 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I think Longer is more of a long term ruckman, if Hudson goes down he’ll be straight in though

Squizz February 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Please evaluate my latest team and give feedback thanks. Not worried about the byes, gave too much thought to them last year.

Goddard, Shaw, Suckling, Grimes, Clarke, Morris, Wilkes (Brown, Heath)
Ablett, Swan, Selwood, Thompson,Hampton, Kennedy (Macdonald, Arnot)
Jacobs, Giles (Stephenson,Rowe)
Franklin, Fyfe, Chapman, Beams, Martin, Brown, Walsh (Smedts, Kerridge)

SFA left over, thanks.

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Overall, looking pretty good.

As a Hawk supporter I wouldn’t recommend Suckling. I loved what he did last year and would love even more for him to take another step this year. The problem is his game is a bit limited and predictable. I’m a bit worried that clubs might have worked him out by now and there could be a little bit of the 2nd (3rd) year blues coming.

The MID rookies might need rejigging (NAB Cup etc, etc) You want to get these ones right. Biggest Fattest Cows are always in the middle paddock.

I’m pretty dubious about Beams. Just doesn’t seem to give a shit generally and can see him being inconsistent over the years. There’s a bit of talk about the Pies leaning slightly towards Sidebottom ahead of Beams too.

Squizz February 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thanks for the food for thought Fish. I will look to the Nab cup (as I am sure we all will ) for the rookies, and I may not go to Sideass as I am not convinced he can improve a lot, his avg. actually dropped last year, but he could be worth a look still. Then again, Beams to Sideass would free up a bit of cash to allow me to be a bit more selective with the mid rookies, coz I agree with you about them.Ta again.

Squizz February 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Swapped Beams for Cloke and upgraded Suckling to Birchall, with enough left to put Zorko into the Mids at the expense of Hampton.

Squizz February 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Swapped Beams for Cloke and upgraded Suckling to Birchall, with enough left to put Zorko into the Mids at the expense of Hampton.
$7,900 left.

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Yeah nice one. As much as it hurts to say and to watch Cloke is a gun and Birch will be a lot more consistent than Suckers IMO.

The Powerhouse February 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hey guys,

Would you know when the Supercoach app is coming out and whether it would be worth buying it or not. It seems like it could be a waste of money??
Thoughts or Thumbs up/down

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Heppell / Grimes – thumbs up

Shaw / Lake – thumbs down

SoftSocks February 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Figga February 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Please give me your thoughts on my first team idea.
I’ve got a theory and it’ll show in my team here,
Goodard, Deledio, Grimes, Lake, Clarke, Smedts, Morris, Brown, Bree.
Ablett, Swan, Rockliff, Selwood, Gibbs, Mitchell, McDonald, Shiel
Leuenberger, McEvoy, Rowe, Stephensen.
Franklin, Chapman, N.Riewoldt, Brown, Didak, Zorko, Treloar, Kerridge, Panos.

I’m happily sacrificing my Defence because last year only 4 players averaged above 100 out of 300 players and most of your points come from your midfield, normally I’d have a more even spread of rookies but with GWS having 14 Defenders available for upgrades and the most expensive being Davis ( 280k ) there are going to be plenty of rookies for the picking through the year. Just try making teams with this theory and give me your thoughts? What you think Motts?

I nearly forgot that this team most no more than 3 players out in each position during each bye :)

Rodney February 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hi this is my first year and desperately need some help… can someone please answer one these for me………
Broughton/Carazzo/Fisher??
Grimes/Duffield??
Swan/Pendlebury??
Rioli/Franklin??
J Brown/Dangerfield??
Sidebottom/Zaharakis??
Selwood/Watson

SoftSocks February 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Fisher
Grimes (but i wouldnt have either to be honest)
Swan (pendlebury is to pricy imo, ur choice but)
Franklin (the better player and will get midfield time according the sun)
Brown (again his a mid price player that i dont really go for but at the price he is, it’s a quality purchase)
Zaharakas (i rate him, others probably wont)
Selwood (i think his under priced and due for a solid year since being made captain)

bombersfan February 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

totally agree with all of these selections

SoftSocks February 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

i have 512K in the bank and one defender spot left, any suggestions would be nice, leaning towards suckling… maybe even a heppell?

bombersfan February 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

as a huge bombers supporter i am always going to say dyson heppell but supercoach wise, 2nd year players dont have as much an impact as they do in their first year so i am a bit hesitant in selecting him. greg broughton could be an option as long as he is played in the midfield which imo is unlikley this season. i think grant birchall is in that price range he could be an ok option for you

Fishtopher February 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Broughton at $502K. Freo will have a big year if they stay fit which they all are at the moment. A full team frees up Broughton to get back to his running 100+ a week game.

A smokey that no-one is talking about is Bachar Houli. He was really good for the Tiges last year and if they can finally get on an upward arc then he should continue to improve as well. Haven’t got the bottle to pick him myself but if he did pay would a great POD.

Slick Mick February 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

What’s the story with Grimes. Is he good to go this year?

SoftSocks February 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Grimes has never played more than 14 games in a H&A season, having said that, he is now the newly appointed co-captain of the Melbourne football club, Grimes will be keen to lead by example and take his game to new heights. He is at this moment, injury free I believe.

Rodney February 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Can someone give me someone give me some feedback (or a rating)as it is my first year and im not exactly sure how im going

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Burgoyne, Grimes, Clarke, Morris (Smedts,Wilkes)

MID: Ablett, Swan, Selwood, Murphy, Shiel, T.Mitchell, (Brown, Zorko)

RUCK: Mumford, Giles (Stephenson, Rowe)

FWD: Franklin/Rioli, Fyfe, Martin, Sidebottom, Brown, Saad, Hampton, (Treloar, Repath)

J Watts February 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Get rid of Burgoyne, had him the whole last year and he burnt me every week.

SpectemurAgendo February 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thoughts please.
Is there still value (strategically) for the Ruck/Fwd combo? Worked real well for me last year with Hale and Petrie but with no other good option (saying that Hale is a good, enough, one) to go with Hale (Rowe/Roughead being injured) and no others on offer am I better looking at another Mid/Fwd and another “specialist” ruck. L’Berger, Giles and Stephenson are the others selected.

SpectemurAgendo February 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

AND….why cant I let go? Dangerfield, Higgins and Zaha have all let me down in the past but they still look attractive to me??? I know Zaha improved towards the end of 11 but I KNOW Dangers is due a breakout and hope the same for Higgins. They always seem unders for their ability but never seem to get it together (yes I know)….Options to help remove the blindfold please.

Josh February 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

Thoughts on my team. This is my first yr on SC and this is my second attempt at a team, i have no clue about Sc as i’m a DTer, so can u guys PLEASE HELP OUT!
Backs:Goddard, Scotland, Shaw, Malceski, Clarke, Docherty, Bugg (ellis, wilkes)
MIds: Swan, Ablett, Murphy, Barlow, Shiel, Mcdonald (Zorko, Brown)
Rucks: Cox, H-mac (Giles, Stephesen)
Fwds: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Christenesn, Treloar, Kennedy (Saad, Walsh)
PLEASE ANSWER!!, I NEED SERIOUS HELP :(

Josh February 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

ooops sorry i have pendle not swan and i have 50k left :)

mb06 February 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

Hi everyone, and all the best for a new SC season.
I’ve read through a lot of people’s teams, and before I post mine, comparatively it looks as though my mids are light on. Based on my mistakes last year, I’ve decided to avoid mid-pricers altogether (150,000-400,000 ish) and have decided on the following breakup of talent:
Def: 5 keepers/premiums, 4 rookies/upgrades
Mid: 3 keepers/premiums, 5 rookies/upgrades
Rucks: 2 keepers/premiums, 2 rookies/upgrades
Fwd: 5 keepers/premiums, 4 rookies/upgrades
As I said, the mids look light on, but there it seems there is so much more cash to be made on the mid rookies, and some midfield stars who I would pick first generally just look set for an early price drop. Also, I’m keen to avoid the big name rookies as I think they do not represent as good value as others.

I have given some consideration to the byes, but not my full attention as yet.

Anyway with that out of the way, here is my team at the moment:
Def: Goddard (M), Enright, Broughton, Adcock, Johncock, Morris, Bugg, Smedts (F), Wilkes
Mid: Ablett, J.Selwood, Barlow, K.Stevens, Docherty (D), T.Mitchell, Sheil, D.Smith (F)
Fwd: Franklin, Goodes (M), S.Johnson, D.Martin (M), Zaharakis (M), T.Walsh, Zorko, Treloar (M), Hampton (M)
Rucks: Leuenburger, McEvoy, Giles, Stephenson
$25,500 Banked.

My own question marks are the following:
Too big a reliance on rookies getting game time at once early on?
Not enough D/M DPP which served me quite well last year?
Midfield not strong enough early?
Be nice to have a good D/F in the forwards, but I can’t really find one yet.
Lack of a sacrificial mid pricer or two for an early one upgrade/one downgrade trade scenario between weeks 3 and 10? But, I’m keen to avoid the mid prices if possible.

Remedy:
Sacrifice Johncock for another D/M mid rookie, and upgrade Stevens to someone like Swallow, Boyd or Jobe, but I think I’d need a few other changes to free up the cash to make that happen.

So I’m keen to get some comments on the setup mainly, and any thought on personnel would be really welcomed too, but given this is all pre NAB there may be others who I haven’t given any consideration to that come into it (B. Lee etc)

Cheers!

BigRuss February 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

No Deliddio amazes Bigruss. Reasons behind omitting him? Drop Johncock and Zaharakis in my opinion. Not convinced on Stevie J this year either, better value to be found. As you said you need 1 more prem midfield I think. Other then that Very solid mate.

mb06 February 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thanks for the feedback!
Deledio was in until I realized he shares the bye with God, and having Morris in there (who I think will go well at his price) leaves me quite short in that bye week. Hence he is out for now. Definatley would b an upgrade target down the track.
Was thinking Johncock to L.Brown, and Zaharakis to J.Brown leaving me around 650,000 to upgrade mids. So that’s definitely an option. But being a bomber, I’d love to have Zaha firing as a bit of a POD. Interesting Stevie J, he smashed out some massive scores last year after i traded him out (head in hands moment) so perhaps I’m letting that bother me! Not sure whose a better option though.

BigRuss February 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

There are a few forward option Pav, Fyfe, Beans even Motts’ boy Mitch Robinson. Stevie is a star but I try to keep my team under 30 years of age bar a few exceptions. Zaharakis made the initial cut for TheRustyFishHooks but his dodgy knees keep me awake at night. JB has to be a lock at 400k he was very unlucky last year and the break has probably done his body ( bar his face ) the world of good. Deliddio is too good to pass up regardless of byes.

molly February 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

thoughts please…

god, deledio, grimes, clarke, ellis, bugg, morris (smedts, sierakowski)

ablett, thompson, barlow, hayes, morabito, shiel (A kennedy, T mitchiel)

Sandi, mummy ( giles, stephenson)

Franklin, fyfe, chapman, martin, winderlich, porpa, zorko (d smith, a trelor)

Rodney February 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

mumford or luenberger or someone else???? need help

The Powerhouse February 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

There is a North Melbourne forward that i would like you to take a look at.
His name is Aaron Black $178,900
He sounds like a massive bargain to put on the bench??
http://www.kangaroos.com.au/players/playerprofile/aaronblack/tabid/8141/playerid/21598/category/senior/season/2011/selected/bio/default.aspx

Thumbs up/Thumbs down or comment

Sach321 February 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Thumbs up- D. Martin
Thumbs down- C. Rioli

Snáp©®áckl?npöp February 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

both for me..

The Hairy Cat February 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

both have byes in the same week, and I’m assuming you have Buddy also.. so that’s 3 players who won’t score. Although Martin could be swapped with a MID/FWD.

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

What if we say that both will play all 22. Who will score more?

Thumbs up – Martin
Thumbs down Rioli

(sorry to take over your poll Sach321 but it’s pretty obvious which way it was going)

Sach321 February 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Its fine, more input is better!

The Hairy Cat February 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

I think Martin because he will play more games due to Rioli’s injuries and potential end of season rests.

Jason B February 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Please rate my team. Im 1 player short in Fwds and have 35k in the bank.

Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Grimes, Clarke, Docherty, Bootsma, Wilkes, Smedts

Pendlebury, Ablett, Swan, J Selwood, Shuey, Shiel, Neale, Stevens

Nic Nat, Mcintosh, Giles, Stephenson

Goodes, Pavlich, Franklin, J Brown, Pfeiffer, Zorko, Treloar, Kerridge, ????

Please help out with the last player also.

Thanks

BigRuss February 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Quick question. Can Trent Cotchin go 1 better this year? Absolutely love him is a clearance machine. If Maric can feed him the ball I think he will up his average 10+ points. Is he worth it at 545k?

Josh February 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Thoughts on my team. This is my first yr on SC and this is my second attempt at a team, i have no clue about Sc as i’m a DTer, so can u guys PLEASE HELP OUT!
Backs:Goddard, Scotland, Shaw, Malceski, Clarke, Docherty, Bugg (ellis, wilkes)
MIds: Pendlebury, Ablett, Murphy, Barlow, Shiel, Mcdonald (Zorko, Brown)
Rucks: Cox, H-mac (Giles, Stephesen)
Fwds: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Christenesn, Treloar, Kennedy (Saad, Walsh)
50k left in the kitty
PLEASE ANSWER!!, I NEED SERIOUS HELP :(

INVINCBLE_EMERZ February 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

No pendles until his pirce drops

Joey February 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I need some help with my team! advice!!!!!
DEFENCE:
Fisher – Grimes – Malceski – Hargrave – P.Davis – Dempesey – M. Clarke
BENCH:
Bower – Smedts
MIDFIELD:
Ablett – Thomas – Goodes – Goddard – Barlow – Coniglo
BENCH:
J.Mcdonald – T.Mitchell.
RUCKS
Kruezer – Mcintosh.
BENCH:
Witts – Giles.
FORWARD:
Franklin – Pavlich – Cloke – SIdebottom – J.Brown – Porplyzia – B.Dick
BENCH:
ZORKO – L.Williams

Cameron February 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Backs: Goddard,Deledio,Birchall,Broughton,Clarke,Buntine, Ellis,(Mohr, Smedts)
Mids: Ablett, Murphy, Martin, Selwood, Congilio, Shiel,(T. Mitchell, Kavanagh)
Ruck: Cox, Giles,Rowe, Stephensen
Fwd: Franklin,S Johnson,Cloke, Zaharakis, Brown, Pfeiffer,Treloar (Zorko,Saad)

Help would be appreciated!!

dansmen February 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Here is a team which I think is worthy of some discussion

B: Goddard Deledio Heppell Duffield Grimes Clarke Ellis
Smedts Wilkes
M: Ablett Swan Selwood Hayes Shiel Horsely
Neale McDonald
R: Sandi Giles
Big O Rowe
F: Franklin Goodes Fyfe Martin Brown Porpas Zorko
Pfeiffer D.Smith

Cameron February 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Backs: Goddard,Deledio,Birchall,Broughton,Clarke,Buntine, Ellis,(Mohr, Smedts)
Mids: Ablett, Murphy, Martin, Selwood, Congilio, Shiel,(T. Mitchell, Kavanagh)
Ruck: Cox, Giles,Rowe, Stephensen
Fwd: Franklin,S Johnson,Cloke, Zaharakis, Brown, Pfeiffer,Treloar (Zorko,Saad)

Help would be appreciated!!

McQuirk February 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Definately think you need more “Unique Players” – This side is pretty much a mixture of the most commonly named here. Suspect everyone will be picking most of these blokes, pending NAB Cup form. Still reckon there is heaps of points out there from blokes that no one will have. So have a look around for some “Left Field Options” across your whole side buddy. And I tried the One Ruckman/3 Rookies last year. And it doesn’t work. definately need a 2nd ruckman.

McQuirk February 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Thumbs down for that? So you are telling me it isn’t a good idea to have at least a couple of players that no one else has? Because you read through here, and all you see is –

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Clarke, Smedts, Ellis, Morris, Buntine, Mohr etc…
MID: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Barlow, Judd, Selwood, Hayes, Coniglio, Mitchell, Treloar, Morabito, Shiel, T.Mitchell etc.
RUCK: Cox, Leunberger, Mumford, Sandilands, Big O, Giles, Rowe, Witts etc…
FWD: Franklin, Stevie J, Fyfe, Pav, Goodes, Rioli, Chapman, Martin, J.Brown, Porplyzia, Walsh, Kerridge, Zorko, Saad

YAY! Lets all be spying hangouts and pick the same side!

In a month after the NAB Cup – The names will change. And then everyone will be logging in and picking the same blokes again.

gimmeguitars February 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Don’t worry everyone gets the thumbs down, there are lurkers here who have nothing better to do.

That said there are a few common players who should be a lock. They are tried and tested- non negotiable.

Agree on the 3 rookie ruck. I’m not keen on that either.

Fraser February 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Is it too much of a risk to have both Cyril and Buddy or should i just stick with the one?

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

If your not worried about Sizzle’s hammys then for most of the year having both is no different than having Franky and Martin or Robinson. Just don’t have too many guns in your FWDs (or any other line) with the bye in the same week.

The other thing to consider though is Hawthorn’s run through the SC finals. They play the Weagles and Swans in the last two weeks so will go in full strength there. However they play Port in RD 20 and the Giants in RD 21. Massive chance to rest one or both for those games.

DamenS February 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Good analysis Fishtopher !!

Samma February 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hey guys my team…

Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Shaw, M Clarke, B Ellis, T Bugg (S Morris, L Brown)

Ablett (captain), M Murphy, J Selwood, Barlow, Coniglio, Morabito (Shiel, T Mitchell)

Luenburger, Kruezer (Giles, Stephensen)

Franklin, S Johnson, Fyfe, J Brown, Byrnes, T Adams, Pfeitter (Zorko, Treloar)

The Hairy Cat February 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

You have 3 richmond defenders + goddard + scotland in your back line which will give you coronary thrombosis come round 13.

Also Pfeiffer is still rookie listed at Port so wait and see.

SoftSocks February 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Thumbs up: Andrew Carrazzo
Thumbs down: Greg Broughton.

All opinions are welcome, I have Deledio, Goddard and Shaw and was looking at a 4th higher end player. Dont consider either of the options i have put forward premiums but they are tempting

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Need a break and the team won’t be changing much until next weekend anyway.

Would anyone be interested in joining a golf style SC league? In other words lowest score wins. Would need some rules. Have to pick a full squad with all players named to play RD1. No more than $20k in the bank. If a player hasn’t played for six weeks he has to be traded to someone who is named to play that week. Can talk about anything else we might need. Might have to monitor the finals ourselves.

Could be some good shits & giggles and a chance to bag Zac Dawson even more if he actually has a good game.

Let me know if anyones keen and I’ll set the league up.

PA February 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Get off the Crack, Fishy :lol:

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Here my team. All feedback appreciated :)

MIDPRICE MUPPETS

BACKS

RUTTEN, Ben BROWN, Campbell  GROVER, Antoni  DAWSON, Zac 
ROBERTS-THOMSON, Lewis  GLASS, Darren  LONERGAN, Tom  TARRANT, Chris  HUNT, Karmichael.

MIDS

ARMITAGE, David POLO, Dean SHERMAN,Justin[FWD] BRUCE, Cameron MCVEIGH,Mark[DEF] EDWARDS, Shane RAINES, Andrew ARMFIELD, Dennis

RUCKS

MINSON, Will RENOUF, Brent PYKE, Mike GORRINGE, Daniel

FWDS

GIANSIRACUSA,Daniel WESTHOFF, Justin GREEN, Brad VICKERY, Tyrone O’HAILPIN, Setanta KOSCHITZKE, Justin KING, Jake SPANGHER, Matthew MCKERNAN,Shaun[DEF]

Looking for a big start to the year. Hoping for a three figure total!

PA February 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Where’s Izzy :mrgreen:?

DamenS February 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Or at LEAST offer to share … if you can’t bring some for everyone, then don’t bring any at all … :)

tappy February 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

hey guys here is my first attempt at a team for tappy’s titlicks for 2012
DEF: delidio, birchall, grimes, lake, m clarke, b ellis, bugg EM: docherty & morris
MIDS: abblett, selwood, watson, thompson, conigilo, pffiefer EM: stevens, t mitchell
RUCKS: sandilands, mcevoy EM: stepherson, giles
FWDS: franklin, fyfe, zaharakis, sidebottom, dangerfield, porplyzia, EM: crozier, walsh.

would love to hear some feedback. struggling to figure out the best way to go for my backline. still got a spare 40k.

Super Snooper February 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

B: Couple of concerns – lids’ hammy and grimes and lake’s fitness – no Goddard – 6/10
M: do you believe Watson and thommo will be top 6 mids come seasons’ end? There are also cheaper rooks than coniglio imo 7/10
R: very solid 9/10
F: you seem to be missing a fwd but concerns re sidebottom, danger and porps 6/10

Decent first crack but could use some tinkering, particularly the backs and fwds.

Cheers

tappy February 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

cheers mate. praying on a fit watson to dominate. and the plan is to watch thompson, danger and porps price rise significantly then trade them out since they have some easy games early. cheers for the response.
re your team. i personally have my doubts over goodes , pav and chappy. would of thought their price would go down before going up. wouldnt be able to fill me in on who treloar, hampton, kerridge, lee and magner are haha??

Super Snooper February 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for your feedback. Fair enough re pav, goodes and chappy. Yes, they are getting into their 30s but they are still playing great footy imo. Chappy will hopefully be back to his best this year – and the others are proven performers. For me, the only prems I pick for r1 are proven performers.

I wouldn’t pay too much attention to my rooks just yet as they’ll prob change during the NAB cup but treloar and Hampton are highly rated gws rooks, Magner and Lee are mature rooks who have been potentially touted as being upgraded. Don’t know a lot about Magner other than he’s impressing at melb, and Lee was a star mid in the WAFL and is poised to take one senior spot freed up by the gumby/prismall LTIs

The Hairy Cat February 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

As an avid Cat’s man I would recommend staying away from Chappy. I would pick Stevie J instead:

“He racked up a 199, a 162 and a 155 last season – and his poorest effort was a 70, which is still respectable for a forward. When the Cats play interstate sides at home, start rubbing your hands together”

Catta February 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

So true THC, watching Stevie J live is just amazing especially when he’s running hot! He’s one of those type’s that seems to make the ball talk & boy o boy, does he read the play well! I remember Gazza a few years back saying that Stevie J was the freakiest player he has ever seen!

DamenS February 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Which could be true – but it may have been a bit of modesty on ol’ Gazza’s part too … he’s pretty darn freaky himself.

Catta February 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

Not sure if you remember this video footage DS & THC

footagehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnIuzeVPOE0

The Hairy Cat February 13, 2012 at 12:14 am

Catta,

Have I seen it? I watch it every night before I go to bed! Great stuff :)

DamenS February 13, 2012 at 12:15 am

Yep : ) Once you’ve seen it you never forget it (it was actually part of what I was thinking of when I said Gablett was freaky too). Did you see the video of Gablett shooting the basket from the balcony of his Gold Coast home ?

Catta February 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

Yeah I did Damen, amazing stuff….I’m pretty sure he did it a 2nd time too & changed his shirt in the video to prove it….FREAK!

DamenS February 13, 2012 at 12:25 am

Her’s one which isn’t Gazza and isn’t as “Freaky” – but I still really like it … How far can Trent McKenzie kick ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT4jWEri4lY&feature=relmfu

Catta February 13, 2012 at 12:41 am

Yeah, really rate the young fella. I know it’s only one season but IMO, he’s one of the best left footers in the comp! Looking forward to seeing how the Suns go in 2012, another pre-season under their belts, Gazza actually having one & the fact that they are starting to gel together as a team!

Super Snooper February 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Ok I’ve been doing some fiddling. This is where I’m at:

B: Goddard, Shaw, Enright, Broughton, Ellis, Smedts, Morris (Bugg, Wilkes)
M: Ablett, Swan, Judd, Selwood, Pfeiffer, McDonald (Lee, Magner)
R: Mumford, Leuenberger (Giles, Stephenson)
F: Franklin, Goodes, Pavlich, Chapman, Zorko, Treloar, Hampton (Walsh, Kerridge)

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

**WARNING BELLS**

Just read an article by a couple of guys watching the Freo intra-club match.

Re: Greg Broughton – Played the first half in a shut-down defensive and scored about 3 points. Played the second half on the ball and smashed it.

Here we go again………

Bender February 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I saw that article a couple of days ago. I wouldn’t read too much into an intra-club match, let alone stress about it.

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Still says a fair bit about how Lyon sees him though.

He is never going to play the whole time in the middle so when he is down back, if he is going to be a good SC option, he needs to play with freedom. First signs point back to that shutdown role which shut down his scoring last year.

Motts February 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Got nothing to say on the Hawks articles, Fishy?

Catta February 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Motts, is there any truth in the rumour that “Armourguard” are currently holding your SC team list for 2012, in preperation to their ongoing work with AFL with the Brownlow votes?

Motts February 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

No point in protecting what isn’t finalised yet Catta. The big decisions still yet to be resolved:
Lake?
Lenny?
3 rookie rucks?
Zaha or Lewis?
How to handle the byes?
Rookies?
Lot of questions to be answered before R1.

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Yeah, getting into a good bit of Hawk Tawk.

What about yourself, nothing to say about that teams of years on RMSCT?

Motts February 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Did so many last year that I thought I’d leave the majority this year up to many of the sage advisors who habitate this site.

I’ll do some more closer to R1 plus will be posting my team with explanations of why I picked ‘em.

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Did you not notice I’d already blown the lid on your team. Sorry mate, but the people had to know.

Motts February 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

NICHOLLS, J (UNDEAD) had me guffawing on the couch.

Fishtopher February 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Yeah, don’t know if Big Nic would have been too happy with it though

DamenS February 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Not stressing… but is is absolutely of relevance to to the community here and hence should be mentioned.

It’s not so much where he played in their match which was a concern – it was more Longmire’s comments after the match.

Bender February 13, 2012 at 12:36 am

Longmire? The Sydney coach??? What did he have to say after the match?

DamenS February 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

LOL – sorry, I didn’t scroll up and thought you were replying to the article link I posted and comment about Goodes looking like he is staying in the Forward line. Longmire said nothing about Broughton at all – though I’d laugh even more if he DID say where Lyon would play him than I am doing now at my silly mistake !!

Bender February 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

All good DS. You had me pretty confused though (but thats not hard to do) so I checked the Freo coaching staff and player list for someone named Longmire. Then I became even more confused :)

DamenS February 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

ROFL – you mean they haven’t gotten rid of Lyon yet ?? Sorry about that Bender – I just read your comment about the article which came right after I had posted a link to an article on Goodes, so I assumed you were talking about that (and didn’t check the surrounding dialogues). In fact, it is probably DOUBLY silly of me, as I probably posted the Goodes article in the Goodes Vs Pavlich thread, not this one !

The Powerhouse February 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Hey Guys,

Whose more likely to play more games this year?

Thumbs up – J.Porplyzia (Adelaide)
Thumbs down – M.Brown (Geelong)

JD February 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I know it’s not the best and it can improve, but that’s why I’m posting it and any advice would be appreciated.
I have $91,100 remaining.

DEF: B Goddard, M Suckling, J Adcock, B Waters, J Grimes, M Clarke, B Ellis (T Bugg, S Morris)

MID: G Ablett, J Selwood, S Mitchell, M Barlow, A Morabito, D Shiel (A Kennedy, T Mitchell)

RUCK: S Mumford, Z Smith (J Giles, O Stephenson)

FWD: L Franklin, N Fyfe, D Martin, P Dangerfield, G Rohan, D Zorko, A Treloar (D Pfieffer, C Hampton)

swanny February 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

mummy and heppell v hmac enright

thoughts??

Motts February 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

M&H

swanny February 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

cheers mate was leaning that way

love the site

Motts February 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Cheers swanny. All the best in your quest for another Chas this year.

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 2:02 am

Rockliff, Murphy or Swan.

Will Rockliff be tagged? i like him as a POD…

The Powerhouse February 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

Murphy. He is still advancing in the way he plays the game. I’m thinking a Brownlow win. You heard it here first boys. My opinion?

molly February 13, 2012 at 11:31 am

thoughts please…

god, deledio, grimes, clarke, ellis, bugg, morris (smedts, sierakowski)

ablett, thompson, barlow, hayes, morabito, shiel (A kennedy, T mitchiel)

Sandi, mummy ( giles, stephenson)

Franklin, fyfe, chapman, martin, winderlich, porpa, zorko (d smith, a trelor)

fryer February 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Boys which combo you think?

thumbs up – len hayes and porpoise……or

thumbs down – Chappy and dyl sheil ?

Both just about max the dollars out

Blueballs February 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Hey guys – jumped on board SC halfway through last season and got absolutely hooked. This will be my first full season, so I’m doing my best to set up a solid team from the get go – last year I had the benefit of 20+ trades over 11 weeks, so it was a little more forgiving. Anyhow, here’s the team as it stands:

Back: Goddard B, Scotland H, Broughton G, Lake B, Clarke M, Mohr T, Smedts B (Morris S, Brown L)
Mid: Ablett G, Murphy M, Priddis M, Deledio B, Hayes L, Mitchell T (Zorko D, Shiel D)
Ruck: McEvoy B, Maric I (Giles J, Stephenson O)
Forward: Franklin L, Johnson S, Rioli C, Sidebottom S, Brown J, Pfeiffer D, Treloar A (Kennedy A, Rowe S)

Focusing on the Head-to-Head comp rather than an overall win, and figured my best bet would be to minimise the damage in two of the byes, and take a fall in one. Rounds 11 and 12 should be managable with subs, but I’ll get thumped in Round 13. Two wins and a loss vs. three questionable results seems like a fair trade. Rookies are still fluid and will be finalised during/after the NAB Cup.

Thoughts on my first starting team?

Morgs February 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Solid team, just concerned about Lake, I know a lot of people have him in their teams, but I don’t know if the fire is there anymore for him, with the injuries and being in and out of the team last year, has it taken a toll on him mentally? Maybe I am reading into it too much but I don’t want to risk it. Other than that I think you know your problems (byes) and are willing to take a hit so go for it!

Catta February 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Hey SCT coaches…….. I’ve filled up all 5 leagues in SC, so I’ve moved on to Dream Team if anyone is keen to join?

The league name is “DT is S T Rugglin” league number 183598, jump on if your keen!

Jason February 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’ll join that Catta ;)

Catta February 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Welcome aboard Jason, good luck!

Big Sexy February 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Not bad in the early stages….. the big one that stands out to me is Maric in the ruck….. would reconsider that one. Also, Id warn against having Brown dog, Johnno and Delicious in the same forward line as it’s a lot of risk to carry…. but won’t say it’s a definite no-no as they may manage to stay healty and unsuspended…..

Blueballs February 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

Fair points – how would you guys recommend working them in? Does dropping Lake to another Rookie leave me too light on in the back line, even if doing so would allow me to upgrade Maric to a genuine mid-priced Ruckman?

Rioli’s been one that I’ve agonised over – and I’m still not 100%. Is there a better/cheaper option that might help in upgrading Maric even further?

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

what do we think of Morabito

BigRuss February 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Will be watching young Anthony very closely. If my pay tv has been connected by then .

Deano February 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

His rehab has been slower than expected so they are likely to ease him into the season = green vest alert.

Fraser February 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Beams, Mumford, Buddy
V
Selwood, Mumford, Rioli

Dont know which why to go. Thinking Buddy will have a breakout year but no so sure one beams while I reckon selwood will also have a good year but dont know if I can trust rioli on those big scores.
Help on which way to go would be great,
Cheers

Aussie Maximus February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

You have to have Buddy in your side (although Junior is also going to have a huge year). Ideally I would try to get Selwood in your side. Maybe look at someone like Leuenberger instead of Mumford which should give you enough for Selwood.

Max February 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Buddy breakout year? ;)

Roo Bloke February 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

Where have you been?? Buddy’s breakout year was a few years back now.

2007 – 91.3 avg (still cracked the ton 10 times this season)
2008 – 107 avg
2009 – 87.8 avg (still cracked the ton 9 times this season)
2010 – 107.4 avg
2011 – 110.7 avg

Catta February 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Imagine how better his scores would be if he didn’t give away 30-40 bloody free kicks a season!

BTW No, I’m not swapping him back to the Tigers for Tambling either! Sorry to open up deep wounds Tigers supporters!

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Yeah, funny Catta … hope you are not suggesting the few years Tambling gave us were not far superior to Franklin’s whole career … We also picked Fiora over Pavlich, Griffiths one before Fyfe and Cousins one before Rockcliff. At least we got Lounder and Anthony Banik right …

Catta February 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Ouch, that list hurts!

Hey Damen, heard much on Koby Stevens (WC) or actually any of the SCT coaches from WA ” any feed back” would be appreciated!

DamenS February 15, 2012 at 12:04 am

Yes – I’ve heard that he is blitzing it. I feel the same way about him as I do about Kane Lucas though – who makes way for him (Ebert didn’t even play finals so we can’t say a spot has opened up in the Eagle’s best team) ? Masten and him fighting over the Sub vest ? Until Kerr gets injured anyway …

Deano February 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

Embley’s injury helps his cause although he is still behind:
Priddis
Kerr
Shuey
Selwood
Rosa
Gaff
Masten
and then competing with Stevenson and McGinnity.
He is highly regarded over here and made some real ground with the Sharks last year however I can see him playing Kermit ala Gaff last year early doors!

Catta February 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for the feed back DS & Deano

DamenS February 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

No probs !

Josh February 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I’m a first yr SCer and need serious help this is my team.

Backs: Goddard Deledio Shaw Malceski Clarke Docherty Bugg (Ellis Morris)
Mids: Ablett Dal Santo Hodge Barlow Shiel Mcdonald (Zorko, Brown)
Rucks: Cox McIntosh (Giles Stephensen)
Fwds: Franklin Fyfe Martin Zaharakis Christensen Kennedy Treloar (Saad Walsh)

After round 6 i’m trading out Dal Santo for Pendlebury as Dal Santo’s price will go up a fair bit as he does well against the first 6 teams he plays and Pendleburys price will go down a fair bit cause it is so high. it should end up saving me about 40k and get me a better score any way cause pendlebury dosn’t do to well against his first 6 opponents.

Any thoughts will be much appreciated. CAUSE I HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT SC

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

dont you think you’re burning a trade? getting a premium just for the sake of trading him for another premium later in the year?? I dont like it… there are also people i’d have in my SC team before Hodge, but he could prove me wrong, i just remember him being a slow starter.

Josh February 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hodgey has had his first full preseason in agers!!!! and the word is he is DOING AMAZING and i’d rather save $$$ and get a better score and use a trade then not use a trade spend more money and get a lower score, i do have 22!!!! of them so 1 wont hurt, but i c what ur getting at :)

Catta February 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Pretty sure you get 24 trades Josh!

Scatts February 14, 2012 at 2:39 am

ding ding ding thats correct ,give Catta a prize ..hehehe

Largy February 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hey guys let me know what u think of this team pre NAB CUP.

Team Name: Largys Legends.

BACKS: B Goddard, G Birchall, A Carrazzo, M Clarke, P Bower, T Mohr, S Morris. (B Wilkes, B Ellis)

MIDS: G Ablett, M Murphy, M Priddis, S Thompson, A Morabito, K Stevens
(L Brown, J McDonald)

RUCKS: S Mumford, N Naitanui ( J Giles BIG O)

FORWARDS: L Franklin, A Goodes, D Martin, M LeCras, T Cloke, L Casboult, C Hampton. (B Smedts, T Walsh)

All thoughts and opnions would be greatly appreciated :) cheers guys :)

McQuirk February 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Carrazzo No, Bower probably won’t play every game, Morabito still doing rehab and if he plays will be a sub, Koby Stevens will also be a sub if he plays unless he tears the NAB Cup a new one, McDonald is a dud, Mumford loves the tribunal, LeCras = Injured Today

Red and Black February 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Hi guys just want to know what everyone thinks about my team so far i think ive got a good mixture of dpp and ive gone with guns/rookies and tried to avoid the mid pricers id like some feedback on my team please good or bad cheers…….

Backs-Scotland,Fisher,Newman,Birchall,M,Clarke,Schmedts,S,Morris
bech-Mohr,Bews
Mids-Ablett,Murphy,Fyfe,Goddard,Shiel,T,Mitchell
Bench-Hampton,Kavanagh
Rucks-Cox,Kruezer
Bench-O,Stephenson,Pattison
Forw-Franklin,Goodes,Chapman,Dangerfield,Ballantyne,Zorko,T,Walsh
Bench-Rowe,Tunbridge

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Your 3 premium backs are all around 30, Old players worry me in SC … just my opinion but

Red and Black February 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

good point do u have any suggestions who should swap and who for?

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I’d move Goddard into your backline and remove Newman, but its up to you who you decide to replace for him. I say this because it’s easier for a midfielder to rack up 100 than it is for a back, and goddard will rack up that 100. My suggestion for midfield if you can afford him would be Jelwood.
Why don’t you have Dids? I rate him highly.
Again you’re using really expensive players in your mid to get links between the forward, middle and back, just use rookies. Fyfe should be in ya forward not mid.

Dangerfield is a decent POD, but i’d take someone like Zaha over him.

Hope that helped and all the best for your SC team

Red and Black February 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

yer thanx i had dids in my team but heard he got injured

Deano February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

‘Why don’t you have Dids? I rate him highly.”
Dids = Alan DIDAK
Lids = Brett DELEDIO
Can we assume you mean the latter SoftSocks?

SoftSocks February 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

Yeah you can, I meant Lids. I’m glad you understood who i meant.

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 12:11 am

It was pretty clear you meant Didaledio … :)

Fishtopher February 14, 2012 at 2:04 am

Just wait until Dell’Olio gets games

Josh February 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

This is a completely random stat but i just looking a j Brown and in 2006 he averaged 140!!!!!!!!!!! and finished the year priced at 820K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i thought pendlebury was expensive this yr and he is 700k, OMG

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

hold your load josh, in 2006 the multiplier was higher so everyone was more expensive, not just him.

Josh February 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Still 140!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pendlebury is so awesome and only he averaged 129 (which is still incredible)

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

GAJ did the 140 in 2009. it is doable

Josh February 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

He is a midfielder, brown is a fwd and why are u trying to make this sound bad?

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

You used pendlebury as a comparison to Browns 140, but when i used Ablett you come back with “he is a midfielder, brown is a forward”. I’ve got no beef here, i’m just providing some comparison to what brown did 6 years ago, thought you’d appreciate the responses.

Fishtopher February 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

LBFranklin 2012

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Broughton and Nic Nat
vs’s
Heppell and mummy

Scotty February 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Tough one, both options are good. I am leaning towards Mummy & Heppell. Maybe I am slightly biased but I can’t leave Mumford out of my side. Plus I am not really sure on Broughton until I see Lyon’s plans for him in the NAB cup

Josh February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tomo February 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

DEF: Goddard, Scotland, Deledio, Shaw, Clarke, Docherty, Ellis,
( Brown,Wilkes)

MID: Ablett, Murphy, Cotchin, Barlow, Coniglio(Shiel,Mitchell)

RUCKS: Mumford, Stephensen, (Giles,Derickx)

FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Brown, Pfeiffer, Smedts, Treloar, ( Zorko,Walsh)

like and dislikes would be awsome and also any improvements

BuddyFranklin23 February 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Cotchin & Barlow….
Not a big fan of this.
Downgrade Coniglio to a cheaper rookie and use the $90K to upgrade Barlow to a premium.
Maybe Swan, Pendles, Boyd etc…

Motts February 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

No mention of downgrading your good self, Budster? Tough first few rounds mate.

Wilks February 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Might be worth a look at hayes for cotchin. prior to last year averaged 100+ every year. Save money and use to upgrade somewhere else.

Fishtopher February 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Your missing a midfielder tomo

SoftSocks February 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Swan and B. Lake
vs
J. Selwood and D. Heppell

Fishtopher February 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

Option 2 costs over $100k more.

SoftSocks February 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

the 100k would be spent on rookie upgrades

Rodney February 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

Need Help Please:
DEF:Goddard, Deledio, SHaw, Broughton, Clarke, Bugg, Morris (Smedts, Wilkes)
MID:Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Shiel, T.Mitchell (Zorko, Brown)
RUC: Mumford, GIles (Stephenson, Witts)
FWD: Franklin, Fyfe, Rioli, Martin, Brown, Saad, Hampton (Treloar, Redpath)

Please can you give me a rating and advice on what i should do with my spar 90,000K

dansmen February 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

you have a good team similar to mine in some ways but you have 1 big mistake by having 3 prems with the bye in the same round in your fwd line. maybe change rioli to goodes and then you have a truly balanced team ready for the byes where you put 2 prems on the bench.

dansmen February 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

B: Goddard Deledio Duffield Heppell Grimes Clarke Mohr
Smedts Ellis
M: Ablett Swan Murphy Selwood Clifton Horsely
Shiel Mitchell
R: Sandi Big O
Giles Rowe
F: Franklin Goodes Martin Christensen Brown Porpas Zorko
Pfeiffer Treloar

dansmen February 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

duffield grimes brown and christensen are the 4 players I hope will make an impact early and either become keepers or early upgrades i really want those 15-16 stars in my team as quickly as possible. getting to a 5-4-1-5 as fast as i can is important.

Josh February 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Shaun Burgoyne (Def/Mid)- Thumbs Up
Sam Gilbert (Def)-Thumbs Down

gh February 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Shit Team Rodney

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Your opinion may very well be valid, but I believe Rodney asked for help, not just an assessment of his team’s worth. Do you have any advice to offer him ?

Rodney February 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

put up your team then, i am interested in seeing a good team if mine is so bad… or are u joking :s its hard to tell haha

Fishtopher February 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Shit Comment gh

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I just looked at his team and I get it now. It’s actually a pretty good team, and you calling it “shit” was a joke … my mistake, sorry !!

Rodney February 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

do u have any advice as nothings perfect thanks damo

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm

It’s a very good team. I have maybe 4 or 5 different players, but not ones where I can say “Oh he’s so much better than yours”. We’re all guessing at this stage, and (especially with the bench players) we all need to wait for the preseason games. At this stage, see how Zorko goes (rehab group – might be able to pick him up later), Redpath and Witts would be my greatest concerns … we’ll need to wait until we see them play though to be sure.

Rodney February 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm

sweet mate.. have u put your team up anywhere i can have a look at???????

still not sure about grimes+burgoyne OR Shaw+Bugg
Possible 2 risky guns or 1 less risky gun 1 and a money maker… any advice :):)

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

LOL – your team is good enough that I’m wary of saying too much more. Grimes and Burgoyne would be a real risk – I’d prefer the other option. My team is not up (and is subject to change after preseason games anyway). I want to help, but I also want to win … ;)

Ollie February 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Shaw – Thumbs Up
Birchall – Thumbs Down

tomo February 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

will hamish mcintosh start for NM??

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Yes – but obviously not as 1st ruck of course.

Josh February 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I’m almost certainly having Xavier Ellis in my side but what do u all think
Thumbs Up- Good pick/Could work
Thumbs Down- Bad pick

Deano February 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Never averaged over 80 in 5 seasons and is a durability risk???

Josh February 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

he is only 23 and has been unlucky with injury, he has been injured in every season but 1 that he has played in. so to average over 75 for the last 3 seasons is pretty good! i think he was a top 5 draft pick, he has a deadly left foot and great footy smarts. he will have a better season this yr. he should average 85-88ish and for the price he is that would be very good! :)

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm

And he’d slot into a team PERFECTLY with Shaun Higgins in the forward line and maybe Robbie Gray. Stick Hamish Hartlett in the mids and round out those backs with Grimes and Drummond. I’d want Bailey in the Ruck. Perfect team full of talent. As soon as someone is entering their 7th season of “unlucky” injuries, how dumb would you have to be to keep calling those injuries “unlucky” ??

SoftSocks February 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

DamenS tells it how it is.

DamenS February 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

LOL – sorry to have held back like that … ;)

Bender February 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Surely you’re taking the piss, right?

Catta February 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

X has no doubt got silky skills & has a very accurate left foot over 30-40 metres, but so should most AFL players!

My major problem with X is he’s just too slow, the game seems to be going to fast for him Josh. I wouldn’t consider him at all, to be honest!

Deano February 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Josh

Even if he averages 85-90 he will not be a keeper/premium and will only rise in value by $100000 so no benefit ther either.
From all reports he is highly valued at the club and seen as future leadership material however he’s just not fantasy footy friendly (excuse the alliteration.)

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

I put him in my Hawks review, after some thought…im regretting it. Your on the money Catta. Although he is fit, there are better options.

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

HUN put him in there “bury em” coloumn on the Hawks review :-(

Fishtopher February 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

He’s ALREADY injured himself in the first hit out of the year and that was a marshmallow intra-club.

Also, at the end of last year when he had got himself reasonably fit again he was in the Magoos. He’s very close to being completely overtaken by the new crop of kids.

So in a word – NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!

Bender February 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

That’s six words Fish. ;)
#justsayin

Happy Go Lucky February 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Xavier Ellis??? HA HA HA

swanny February 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

would love some feedback on team pre NAB

goddard, deledio, shaw, heppell, clark,m, bower, docherty
ellis, brown,l

ablett, judd, selwood, stevens, mcdonald, mitchell,
clifton, kavanagh

sandilands, mumford
giles, big O

franklin, goodes, pavlich, martin, brown, zorko, smedits,
pfeiffer, treloar

any thoughts??

question marks over bower and need to look at rookies over preseason games

Ollie February 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

I’m thinking of going with Hamish Hartlett … Blitzed it at the end of last season with Port Adelaide struggling. And Port should struggle again this year so hopefully Hamish can keep it going.

Thoughts??

Yiorgakis February 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

The 10 games he plays should be invaluable Ollie! ;)

Ollie February 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

I don’t get it…

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

Hartlett will play 10 games then be injured for the remaining 12…law of numbers!

Yiorgakis February 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Exactly. There is no doubt he is a gun, but chances are you just won’t get enough games out of him.

Bender February 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It’s all about total points, not necessarily avg points.

Ollie February 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Okay… but how many games did he play last season?

Bender February 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

He played 16 and just four the season before that. He’s priced at just under $500,000 so you need him to become a premium as he’s just about already priced as one. When you look at other prems such as SP_10, Swan, GAJ, Murph, Jelwood, Judd, Boyd and co, there all likely to avg 120’s or higher and have a history of not missing games. Hartlett may breakout this season but that’s a massive risk and his history suggests he’ll be on your pine for a good portion the season.

Ollie February 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Alright thanks Bender! I will have a look at him during the NAB and see if he is up to ‘gun’ standard. And I will look uo how his pre-season has been going… Do you know whether the injuries he has had have been soft tissue or accidental injury?

Bender February 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Nah, not sure on that myself. I can definitely see him getting better this year, so not a bad choice at all, but he doesn’t fit into my G&R strategy this year. I reckon he might push his avg up to about 105 to 110 ish, but are you gonna be satisfied with him sitting in your midfield when your opponents in the finals have a midfield choc-o-block full of the players I mentioned above?

Ollie February 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Rodney February 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

Leuenberger OR Mumford OR McEvoy
AND WHY??
Thanks :)

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

lions are playing a intra club game at the moment, berger is 1 of the best so far apparently

Fishtopher February 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Any word on the Brown Dawg D Mac?

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

just watched an interview with harv’s, touched on johnno a little bit, kicked a couple of goals (at least 1 i saw) and is runinng around all good. Sounds like his “best pre-season to date” is still on track.

I spent most of last night working browny into my side, I just didnt like the options it left me in other positions. He was close!

Morgs February 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

He ended up kicking 2 goals, but got up gingerly after a big pack mark (typical Brownie) but he played out the rest of the match. He was fine and will probably be playing 3 of the 4 NAB Cup games

Sam February 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

This is my team so far. It will be changing once the NAB cup is completed.
Please let me know your comments.

Def: B Deledio, C Enright, D Heppell, S Burgoyne, S Tape, M Clarke, B Smedts
Bench: N Brown, S Morris

Mid: J Selwood, L Hodge, B Gibbs, M Barlow, P Dangerfield, J Caddy
Bench: D Zorko, B Lee

Ruck: M Leuenberger, J Giles
Bench: O Stephensen, A Pattison

Fwd: L Franklin, D Martin, D Zaharakis, J Brown, G Rohan, J Porplyzia, J Patton
Bench: S Menegola, T Elton

Balance in the bank $278,500

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

You need to keep a keen eye on the NAB cup, your rookies are all over the place.
Burgoyne is past his best.
You need at least a couple of “premium” midfielders, nicky dal,swan,pendles,gablett etc

Try and go for guns & rookies, its a proven way to win supercoach, trying to find the next big thing in midpricers is far to hard.

You have far to much money in the bank, use it to upgrade hodge & gibbs maybe.

tstead February 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

Hi all, this is my preliminary team subject to the NAB Cup. I’d love to hear some thoughts on it.

My initial thoughts are I need a second Premium Ruck and one less Premium Midfielder (im counting Barlow as a priemium)

I have $294500 in the bank so im probably at the point that the mentioned change is possible.

DEFENDERS
B.Goddard, B Deledio, C Enright, G Broughton, M Clarke, T Moyr, B Smedts, T Bugg, W Sierakowski

MIDFIELDERS
G Ablett, J Selwood, B Gibbs, L Montagna, M Barlow, D Shiel, T Mitchell,
T Couch

RUCKS
N Naitanui, J Giles, T Derickx, O Stephensen

FORWARDS
L Franklin, A Goodes, D Martin, S Sidebottom, J Porplyzia, D Pfeiffer, C Hampton, D Zorko, A Treloar

Jason February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

Threw this together still unsure about it, looking for suggestions/fixes.
$89,900 in the bank
Haven’t really thought much about the byes, I’m going for the league win so I haven’t really stressed, figure it’d be better to go all out and take a hit.

DEF:
Goddard, Deledio, Shaw? (Got burnt last year, still unsure), Scotland, M Clarke, B Smedts, T Mohr, (J Boumann, B Wilkes)
MID:
Ablett, Judd, Swallow, Pavlich?, T Mitchell, D Shiel (D Zorko, L Brown)
RUCKS:
Cox, J Giles (J Witts or S Rowe?, O Stephensen)
FWD:
Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zaharakis, Brown?, T Walsh, I Folau (A Treloar, H Crozier)

Jason February 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

- Crozier for Redpath (Later DPP with Smedts)

Jason February 16, 2012 at 12:25 am

No suggestions anyone?

gimmeguitars February 16, 2012 at 1:32 am

Shaw will be fine (Hopefully not fine$$$$$). Should be in top form, pies making him slog his guts out. I think Clarke is injured? Saw Wilkes the other day, he should get run with jimmy gwilt a while away. I like your mids except Luke brown, maybe look to him mid year. Get on koby Stevens instead.zorko injured too, but e is in my team too at this stage. Not keen on witty or Rowe in your Ruck. I think u need a bigger player there. Get rid of izzy. Umming and Ahhing on fyfe. Bloody expensive this year! HTH :)

Ben Gruda February 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

What you guys think of my team? It’s just a rough draft I’m going to make a few changes.

Defence = goddard / heppel / dempsey / m.clarke / b.ellis / t.mohr / b.wilkes
Bench = Sierakowski / L.brown

Mid = Ablett / Swan / Judd / Watson / Boyd / J.Selwood
Bench = Kavanagh / Mc Donald

Forward = Buddy / N.Reiwolt / Hurley / Fyfe / Smedts / Folau / Saad
Bench = Treloar / S.Rowe

Please tell me some better benches (rookies) where as I’m not too sure on 2012. Thanks ;)

Savage February 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Would definitely consider knocking out one of your midfielders for a rookie, as midfield rookies often have a decent price rise throughout the year. Someone like zorko, k stevens, d shiel.
Then upgrade one of your defenders to a premium

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

zorko is injured

Jason February 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

That is good to know..

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Savage suggested using Zorko.
I was making sure Ben Gruda realised that he was injured.

Smart ass.

PA February 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Nice Rucks :)

Squizz February 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

No rucks really frees up some cash though PA!

Savage February 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Cheers DMac, good to know! How long for roughly??

D Mac February 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Just worked out Buddy’s avg against his first 5 opponents for the year…83.4…Maybe not the certain starter I thought he was.

Im thinking maybe go with Martin & upgrade a rook to franky after a few games and hopefully a cheaper price…

Im hoping this throws the cat amongst the pidgeons, so to speak :-)

Bender February 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

You sure you wanna do that D-Mac? The Tiggers plays Carlton, Collingwood, Melbourne, Geelon and West Coast in first five rounds. Can see the same thing happening to dusty early in the season.

Juddy but not THE Juddy February 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I would be interested in using that theory when you apply it to Delidio and his newly strained hamstring. Coming off little nab cup (they will rest it for at least 2 weeks) and then coming up against those teams you have mentioned, would you be better off getting him in round 6-8? #justathought #puttingitoutthere

Jason February 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Thinking of making a second account, naming it ‘Burnout’
Then just add in all the players that have burnt me in the past.

Jason February 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Then again, most have screwed up that badly that they are out of a suitable price range to do so.

gimmeguitars February 16, 2012 at 1:35 am

I just usually pick them a year before they are ready… So annoying but I got much better last year 3rd season I think.

Jason February 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Thumbs Up – Cox + Giles (Stephensen O, Rowe S)
Thumbs Down – Smith + Lobbe (Giles J, Stephenson O)
Suggestions?