Team Reveal – Frenchy Bombers

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 23 2018

 

If there’s something I love from our Coaches, it’s their attention to detail 😉  Jeannot is the Coach of the FrenchyBombers.  He asked if he could post his team on its own thread to get some feedback.  I promised it’d be fine as long as he ‘wrote it up nice’.  Well, he’s written it up nice……and I have a promise to keep 😉  So how ’bout we give Jeannot a hand getting his team in order before the next Lockout? – Schwarzwalder

 

My team structure: 3 + 4 + 2 + 4  with 2 mid pricedplayers on every line except from the Rucks. That’s 10 rookies and 6mid-pricers. The rest are my keepers, except from disaster or injury.

 

Overall strategy:

 

  1. Last year has shown us that the mid pricers arereally the game changers. Rookies used to be the supercoach secret but not anymore as EVERYONE gets the cash cows one time or another and the premium are the same comes year end. My ideal mid-pricer is between $250k- $400k, but I don’t mind going a little bit either way, especially lower…

 

 

 

  1. There is a reason I play supercoach. To have fun. To me, some players may score points here and there but they don’t excite me. There are few players that are the real ELITES players of the game and I don’t care but they come into my team. They are your Ablett, Rocky, Danger, Buddy,Fyfe , Pendles…etc. (Danger, reason later, Pendles, has burned me last year,once beaten twice shy.)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Mid priced Players who have had an injury free pre-season and played well in JLT come into my team. They may fire early then fade off but by then I can trade them to better premiums.

 

 

 

  1. The rookies availability and job security have determined my team structure, so I will go with only two rookies forward (none in field).I will also keep some money in the bank to snatch two more rookies or mid-pricers comes round 3 with the best break even /job security.

 

 

 

  1. $400k + players come in my team as keepers ornot at all. I don’t believe they can earn enough cash to be premium/tradeworth. (Exception for Coniglio, he score 100+ he stays as my Oliver of lastyear).

 

 

 

 

 

  1. I can only have a Maximum of 4 injury prone players in my team: I take Ablett, Rocky, Conoglio, Sandilands. That gives me(11 rookies + 6 mid-pricers + 4 injuries + 2 adjust round 3) 22 trades sorted.

 

I hope I don’t succumb to panic buy….

 

Captain:

 

No Dangerfield, no worries. He is just too expensive at$700k + . This is also the first time that he has injured his hammy in preseason. He could be rested forward for few games to ease him in, leading to aprice drop. Geelong doesn’t lack the back up in the middle either. But If he comes back firing straight away, he walks straight back into the team, no-brainer.  That leaves  Fyfe , Ablett and Gawn to share captains role depending on their fixtures.

 

Backs:

 

 

 

  1. Laird S. Savage  J.Lloyd

 

J.Weitering         N.Coffield           S. Murray

 

(Finlayson, Dodee)

 

I go with form over reputation so Hibberd misses out. And also it is a point of difference with most teams. Also this year as Coffield is an expensive rookie, he takes the mid-pricer spot (Ahead of Naughton) with Weitering who I tip to really take it up one notch. The Carlton camp is raving about Cripps, Curnow and Kennedy but watching them play, my money is on Weitering. Supercoach-wise anyway.

 

 

 

Mids:

 

Ablett, T.Rockliff, N. Fyfe, L. Neale

 

Coniglio, A. Brayshaw (FRE)

 

Dow, T.Kelly (Banfield, Fogarty, Holman)

 

 

 

Yes, Ablett and Rocky. When they are available, I pick them as they will come into my team one time or another. So this year I am going to manage my trades and not chase money and points. When they play, they will repay me generously. If they get injured, Danger comes back earlier.

 

My two mid pricers were initially Redden and Wells. However Coniglio had averaged 90+since 2015, has had  a good pre season, a great JLT and he is a top 2 draft pick. If he stays fit, playing with a goodGWS midfield, he can keep the M5 spot. I am anticipating that J. Kelly will get attention this year, which means others will benefit. Brayshaw is more a rookie than a mid pricer but he has more job security (FURL jinx?) and just looked thepart in JLT and he has the R14 bye.

 

Rucks:

 

Gawn, A.Sandilands (T.English)

 

 

 

This year you have to start with the best. Sandilands had a good pre-season in ages and Freo has an early run of good fixtures. English is there for the Ruck dpp and captain loophole I have heard the bulldogs may play him, I will have to find another captain loophole after R1 teams are announced.

 

Forwards:

 

Franklin, J.Caddy, D. Smith

 

Cameron, M. Cox, M.Taberner

 

(Garlett, Fritsch)

 

This year the lack of rookies up front has led me to go for value forwards. Buddy is a no-brainer. He may lose me money, score 150 one weekend then 60 the next but the truth is he will average 100 come seasons end. I don’t want to lose a trade on him and he is good as a mini league captain too 😊. Cameron is a gun and I prefer him to Billings and Greene.  Taberner is my ideal mid pricer under $350k,and heaps of potential. ( I am ending up with 7 Freo players I know but I like their high pressure game that is going to blow some teams away and get good supercoach points. Also they have the R14 bye so I have the chance to read just my team before then)

 

Cox takes the second spot for his form and dual position.  Caddy, Smith and Taberner  are going to be my keepers for their value/price in the team structure , barring a disaster of form.

 

In the bank: $22k. Very little, so Danger better not stuffit up. Father Dougal has the expression “ undesiredleft over money”, That’s how I feel.

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25 thoughts on “Team Reveal – Frenchy Bombers”

  1. Is that Charlie or Jeremy Cameron? Cause it seems like Charlie based on the order but hes really not shown much in SC previously.

    Personally not a fan of so many risky picks – particularly players who havent proven their scoring credentials. Weitering, Smith, Cameron (?) Caddy, Cox and Taberner all need to have better seasons than they ever had before. That to me is a whole lot riskier than picks of Rockliff, Ablett or even midpricers Omeara and Armitage.

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    1. This is true, but you have to be prepared to take risks and manage your risks. I rather start with the risky players when they are cheap. Don’t forget your Cripps and. C Curnow are a risk too and could get injured early. Specially Cripps. You cannot have so many tackles and contested disposals and think you’re going not to get injured. This year with that many teams looking alike, you can stay with the pack or be different. And probably get it completely wrong….

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      1. It’s not so much the risks themselves, but the number of them. The more of them you stack up the worse your outcomes when someone inevitably fails you

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  2. I know that yo have set a limit on injury prone players, but the issue is that the players you have selected are extremely injury prone. There is no way that Ablett, Rockliff or Sandilands will put together a whole season at their ages, with their injury history. Minimising some risk in these areas will improve you overall score significantly.

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    1. Agreed. We all have forced trades due to injury during the season, which is why most are so reluctant to take in injury-prone players. Good luck, but I’m sweating just thinking about those three (let alone your mid-pricers).

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    2. I could start with Danger, Dusty , Titch, Kelly etc…then the dude who won it last year didn’t either and wants them as target upgrade for a reason. This team selection is based on the ability to make money while remaining competitive. I will fail only if I don’t achieve neither . Besides it is early days and the large scores will change hands few times. Maybe it is safer to stay with the pack, this year i want to try something different: follow my guts and stick to my guns. I know I will get few wrong.

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      1. This set up is very much like my 2014 side.

        As far as set up and intention.

        I too thought I was a genius. I filled my team with midpriced potential. How could I go wrong. “I know my fooy right.”

        Short story it was” Horrible”

        I tried to to plug holes and trade my way out. It didn’t happen.
        I couldn’t even get close to Full Premium.I missed finals and finished about 56K.

        Its been Guns and Rookies all the way since then.

        Of course we all get sucked in to the odd midpricer every year!
        I will go with two at most. I also like them with DPP that way I can swap them to the best mid prices before price changes R3.

        Don’t be afraid to start with a similar team to experienced Coaches. Then back yourself to grow your cows and pick POD upgrades.

        Please don’t pick 7 Freo players this year!

        Yes we looked good in JLT2 but we where only playing West Coast. “He he. The games begin”

        I don’t know what else to say!

        Don’t do it?

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          1. Thanks mate.

            You are not alone as a GCS supporter.

            I have an friend ,He is an Austrian IT guru named Gandalf living in Mullumbimbi.

            The first time we watched the footy, It was the Suns v Freo. I tell Gandalf “you should go the Suns” they’re your local team”.

            Little Gaz carved us up.

            He has been a Gold Coast fan ever since!

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              1. Hahaha, great story mate. I know there are others, but we are few and far between.
                The main reason I go by that name is its distinctive, and GC gets very little representation on any supercoach site. You bethca i’ll be here for the GC games!

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        1. That sounds an awful lot like my 2016 side. It was my second year playing SuperCoach, and I thought I was being clever. I wasn’t.

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    1. I disagree, Danger is the reason this thinking is made possible.The people who won it have all used their captain loophole carefully to insure the extra 20 to 3o points each week. You need at least 2 captains. All my 4 mids have scored 140points + at least once before, so against a dodgy side, I will take their total anyday. Also if Danger is injured in the second quarter, I dont have to take his total, except if he is playing late

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  3. Can’t find alot positive with this team unfortunately, sorry to say but I believe you’ll have issues winning league games let alone being a force overall. But everyone has a different view so beat of luck.

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  4. Thanks for the writeup, and the insight into your thinking! I’m giving you a thumbs up for this post. I can’t say I agree with your team choices, and don’t take those down thumbs to heart – I’m sure that’s just about the choices too, not your contribution. 🙂

    Keep it up, and best of luck this season.

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    1. Thanks mate . I followed the pack and ended up in the top 10000 every year . This year, I Have decided to do something a bit different. have studied the winners game plan and took some tips from that. When I asked my friend who ended up top 500, 3 years in a row about what he thought about my team, he said he liked the structure but He found the players choice very bold. He believes that starting with at least 7 good premium and 10 good rookies is his secret. And a good bet on the raising POD’s will make the difference with the pack. This is my team at the start, the majority may be right and I may end up with the same players come R10…I know most will disagree but I will not die wondering

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  5. I don’t mind the side at all especially rocky! I wish I had the balls to select him! He may very well go 120+ but bein named in the fwd pocket put me off.

    Running both libba & coniglio in the guts keeps tempting me. Big saving on $$ & Coniglio will go 95+ in his sleep. bevo has said libbba is hungrier than ever came back to the club early for preseason for redemption and it showed in JLT . Thoughts?? Am I crazy

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  6. I think that any advice I can give would get in the way of rule #1 – have fun! I also approve of trying things that you want to, even if those thing are not popular decisions. And I did a team with a lot of midpricers in the past one year, for reasons. I think you know what you are doing and why, and I look forward to seeing how things work out for you.

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    1. Thanks Father Dougal. I have a game plan and I will stick with it. I know it is not popular but my guts say do it. Matteo , get Ablett. There are only few players in the AFL who will go sky high when on fire.

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  7. Best of luck. I gave you a thumbs up as you must have balls of steele! I had Ablett in, still may pick him. Hope you do well.

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  8. Hey Schwarzwalder, I had the same plan with the English/Cox ruck coverage. When I saw English was playing I swapped him to HAYES (Port). He has a similar loophole/late-game spread as English, the key downside is he plays early in rd3.

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    1. I’m probably keeping English and going with no planned loophole. What’s the worst that happens, none of my rookies lost their jobs or get hurt for a long time?

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