The Finals Team – How is yours looking?

Written by Big Sexy on August 7 2013

I wasn’t planning on posting up my team, but decided I don’t think it will change much when it comes to results.  So here are my boys (pre-trades) for the first final, I have cash in the bank and tons of trades.  I’m pretty happy with it.  I wouldn’t mind the likes of Dangerfield, Jack or Watson for the likes of Priddis, Mitchell or Kennedy, but given their injuries to Danger and Watto I might be better off without them.  I’m happy with my rucks and forwards, and I find most defenders very fickle.   Anyway, this is what I’m taking into finals.  How are you placed?  Feel free to bag-mine, or post your whole team in the comments for people to critique.



















Note:  I don’t really have 15 trades, but that was the one bit of information I can’t share with folks in my cash comp on the eve of finals…. so if Motts or Duck asks, tell them I have 15 .


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73 thoughts on “The Finals Team – How is yours looking?”

  1. Would go Barlow for JPK. JPK has been off this year and has a tricky finals run. Barlow has a great run especially this week if you’re Top 4.

    Also look to go to Stevie J. He can destroy


  2. Hey guys, I’m posting my team as I have one trade left, 99K in the bank, and a burning desire to win my league.

    Defenders: Hanley, Gibbs, Enright, Hibberd, Houli, Hartlett (Terlich, Clisby)
    Mids: Ablett, Dangerfield, Sidebottom, Liberatore, Deledio, Hannebery, O’Meara, T. Mitchell (K, Mitchell, Hrovat)
    Rucks: Minson, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Moller)
    Forwards: S Johnson, Walker, Rockliff, Bartel, J Kennedy, Staker (Natanui, McCaffer)

    As you can see NicNat is sitting on the pine and may not return this year, but my midfield is also looking a little weak with one of O’Meara and Tom Mitchell looking good for upgrade.

    Should I go Natanui for someone like B Harvey (who could smash out some big scores), upgrade one of the mids to a Cotchin, ROK, Fyfe or Ward type, OR save the trade as injury cover and hope Staker performs?


  3. Solid team!! Good bench cover on all lines..
    As you’ve got “tons of trades” (:-P) – I would look to bring in Fyfe/Barlow and Stevie J this week……Priddis & Franklin/Lewis
    I have JPK and will stick to him this week for sure against the pies!!


  4. Great post. Although I am doing ok this year (top 1%), and I’m not really one for sharing my team (should be able to figure it out myself right?), stress levels are through the roof this week trying to figure out my last trades. The last 3 weeks for me have been very lean and has seen me slip down the rankings and outside the top 4 in a couple of my leagues. Just want to share my team and hopefully get some feedback.

    DEF:Goddard, Heppell, Hanley, Gibbs, Shaw, Vlastuin (Birchall, Clisby)
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, JPK, Priddis, Fyfe, Mundy, Jack (Mitchell, Martin)
    RUCK: Cox, Maric (Grundy, Currie)
    FWD: Stevie J, Bartel, Kennedy, Walker, Martin, Franklin (Staker, Rowe)

    I’ve got 2 trades left and 300k in the bank. Was thinking of bringing Griffen in for probably Mitchell. Obviously Maric in the ruck is an issue too. Minson and Goldy the blaring obvious choices here. Hesitant to burn two trades this week though as I’d like to keep one up my sleeve in case of emergency but then again I don’t have double chances in all my leagues. Anyway leave a comment below with suggestions.


  5. Ok here goes my team for week one of finals….Let the SC gods be with us all

    Goddard – S Thompson – Shaw – Hanley – Hartlett – Gibbs ( Clisby, Webster)

    GAJ – Pendles – Swan – Jack – Joelwood – Griffen- Danger- Fyfe ( JPK, Viney)

    Goldstein – Minson ( Grundy, McBean )

    Cox – Martin – Rockcliff – Bartel – Kennedy – Stevie J (Staker, Daniher)

    This is after my trades this week……So 4 trades left and 145k in tha bank

    Good luck to all playing in finals this week …..My match up in LoEC 3 should be a very tight one …..2nd vs 3rd…..


  6. Haven seen many teams around with S Mitchell & Lewis around BS. Anyone think you were a hawks supporter 😉

    Here’s mine 2 trades 24k in the kitty,double chance in all leagues.

    Goddard Gibbs Hanley Shaw Mckenzie Dixon (Webster Oxley)

    Gaz Swan Pendles Cotchin Danger JPK Selwood Priddis (TMitch KMart)

    Minson Cox (Nichols Currie)

    Bartel Walker Dusty Rockliff SJ Franklin (Staker NicNat)

    Hoping I’m in pretty decent shape to get the week off next week.


  7. 2 trades left 3k in bank

    My Team:

    D: Goddard, Thompson, Gibbs, Heppell, Hartlett, Mckenzie (Duffield, Clisby )
    M: Ablett, Swan, Griffen, Pendelbury, JPK, Barlow, Fyfe, Selwood (Mitchell, K.Martin)
    R: Minson Goldstein (Nicholls, Currie)
    F: Cox, Bartel, Martin, JJK, Rockliff, Stevie J (Staker, Macaffer)


  8. my team, have 3 trades left with $127,000 in the kitty

    D: Goddard, Heppell, Hanley, Shaw, Gibbs, Ibbotson (Terlich, Clisby)

    M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Swan, Selwood, Griffen, Barlow, Kennedy, Priddis, (Murphy, Atkins)

    R: Cox, Roughead (Nicholls, Currie)

    F: Rockliff, Bartel, Kennedy, Franklin, Johnson, Staker (Rowe, McBean)

    hoping to upgrade with the last trades with Staker to someone like Dusty and Piddis, JPK or Smurf to a premo mid like Jack, Cotchin, DAnger or Jobe


  9. Ross Lyon said this morning that Garrick Ibbotson is “likely to play”, and has also said that there is a “slight chance” that David Mundy could miss with an ankle.

    Source: Supercoach Paige


  10. Current team, 1 trade left (eeeek), $98.5k in the kitty

    DEF: BJ, GIbbs, Heppel, Hartlett, Ibbo, Hanley (Clisby, Thurlow)
    MID: GAJ, Swan, Jack, Selwood, Griff, Cotchin, Priddis, Hodge (Titch, Hrovat)
    RUCK: Cox, Goldstein (Currie, McBean)
    FWD: Walker, Martin, Rockliff, Stevie, JJK, Boomer (Rower, Daniher)

    Pretty happy, but hodge in for surgery hurts a bit.

    Should I trade him out now? Or have Titch cover.

    I have 2 double chance and 2 elimination finals this weekend.


  11. Hey BS,

    Couple of out of left field selections throughout that team mate!

    I’m thinking that your lacking a def/fwd option to complement having Staker swinging backwards & forths! You already have Clisby as def bench cover & MaCafe in the fwds, I’d trade Clarke/X Richards ( cheap ) in defence giving you $164k. With that extra $$$$ I’d trade either Mitchell/Priddis to Griffen.

    Cheers Catta


  12. Catta’s Clan

    Def : Goddard, Heppell, Hanley, H Shaw, Gibbs, Ibbotson
    (e) Clisby/Richards
    Mid : Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Swan, JPK, Bartel, Fyfe, Priddis
    (e) Zorko/Mitchell
    Ruc : Minson, Maric (e) Nicholls/Curie)
    Fwd : Walker, Cox, Martin, Rockliff, Franklin, Stevie J
    (e) Staker/Rowe

    4 trades left & racking my brain this week…may or may not pull the trigger, any suggestions/opinions/thoughts would be awesome 🙂


  13. Here is my current team, only have one trade left and 200K in the back so I am stressing a bit!!

    DEF: BJ, Hibberd, Shaw, Gibs, Dixon, Terlich (Clisby, Thurlow)
    MIDS: GAJ, Pendles, Swan, Jelwood, JPK, S.Mitchell, Priddis, T.Mitchell (Dureya, Martin)
    RUCKS: Cox, Jacobs (Nichols, Rowe)
    FWD: Bartel, JJK, Stevie, Monfries, Staker, McCaffer (Daniher, McBean)

    Would love your help with my final trade,
    Much Appreciated


  14. My final team sort of there an abouts, the Ruck is my biggest concern need the Nic Nat back or Nicholls at least have big Maxy Gawn or Rowe, which I can never pick who will score like a lotto.

    1 trade so need some luck.

    Brendens BuddyUnbeatable team: (Not quite living up to the name).

    Backs: Goddard, Heppell, Harltett (Keep it up well never call you heartless again), Shaw, Adcock, Staker (Clisby, Thurlow)
    Waters I will never ever never ever pick you again held held held and you let me down down down.

    Mids: God, Pendles, Swanny, Dangermouse (Welcome Back), Selwood, Lids (lift your game), Boak (POD doing well son), Hodgey (fix that finger in a hurry) (T MItchell, K Martin (Where have you gone))

    Rucks: Kroozy (My Saviour your in next year), Nic Nat (Please please Play) (Nicholls, Maxy Gawn)

    Fwd: Buddy (It this big stage for us do not let me down champ), Jordan Lewis, Dusty, JJK ( I believe in your run up if many do not), A Walker, Cox (149 welcome back), (S Rowe, Some dude called Tunbridge for WC)


  15. Def : Goddard, Heppell, H Shaw, Gibbs, T.McKenzie, Ibbotson
    (e) Clisby/Colqhuoun
    Mid : Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Barlow, JPK, Cotchin, Dangerfield, Priddis
    (e) Mitchell/k.martin
    Ruc : McEvoy, Cox (e) Grundy/currie)
    Fwd : Martin, Rockliff, Bartel, Franklin, Stevie J, Nic-Nat
    (e) Staker/J.Lamb

    my team with 2 trades and 10k
    can i hear your thoughts/tips and opinions, cheers sct


  16. Have you been looking at my team BS, so many similar.

    Adcock, Goddard, Heppell, Harltett,Shaw Lewis Buddy in the Fwds, You went Mitchell I went Hodgey. You went Cotchin I went lids. Selwood, Swan, Pendles, God, Dusty JJK.

    Only thing not that similar is the artwork you did on your trades as your name that is a big BS.


  17. DEF: Goddard, Heppell, Hanley, Shaw, Gibbs, Duffield
    (e) Pittard, Clisby
    MID: Ablett, Pendlebury, Swan, Griffen, Fyfe, Mundy, Priddis, Murphy
    (e) Mitchell, Viney
    RUC: Cox, Roughead
    (e) Grundy, Osburn
    FWD: Walker, Martin, Rockliff, Mayne, Johnson, Tippett
    (e) Staker, Rowe

    6 trades left, 680k in the bank. Who to trade in and who to get rid of first?


  18. My current team:

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Hanley, Hartlett, Harbrow, Shaw (Pittard, Thurlow)
    Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Swan, Selwood, Cotchin, JPK, Deledio, Watson (T.Mitchell, Saunders)
    Ruck: Minson, Maric (Nicholls, Moller)
    Fwd: Johnson, Bartel, Rockliff, Cloke, Cox, Martin (Staker, Sumner)

    Unfortunately out of trades, but in the top 4 in most leagues and ranked 509 overall, so hoping to push into the top 2-300 by seasons end (hopefully).


  19. My team:
    DEF: Goddard, Heppel, Gibbs, Shaw, Hanley, Adcock (Staker, Thurlow)
    MIDS: Abblet, Pendles, Selwood, Barlow, Bartel, Priddis, Hodge, O’Meara (Lids, Mitchell)
    RUC: Cox, Kreuzer (Nicholls, Currie)
    FWD: Martin, Rockliff, Kennedy, Zorko, Franklin, Johnson (Rowe, Macaffer)
    7 trades to spend over the finals 🙂
    Only $24k left so some downgrades will occur 🙁
    Overall though, looking to add a few prems.
    Not sure where. Mids score mostly score more, but fowards look at bit thin.


  20. Backs: Goddard, Heppell, Shaw, Gibbs, McKenzie, Goodes (Clisby, Webster)
    Mids: Ablett, Pendles, Swan, Selwood, Barlow, JPK, T.Mitchell, Rockliff (Priddis, Crouch)
    Rucks: McEvoy, Jacobs (Nicholls, Currie)
    Fwds: Cox, JJK, Walker, Martin, Bartel, Staker (Daniher, Oxley)

    Currently 2 trades remaining and 11k in the kitty

    I have a lot of concerns with my team about whether to upgrade to a premium defender for Goodes with my last 2 trades via a trade down-trade up scenario or making an effort to get in Stevie J into my team since virtually each of the 3 teams I’m taking on in the qualifying finals have Stevie.

    T/U – Focus on finishing off Defence
    T/D – Focus on getting Stevie J in


  21. Made it into 5/5 league finals this week, including a lucky scrap into the top 8 of SCT 4. I’ve made a myriad of shocking trades this year, but going into finals I think I have a decent side which can compete well.

    B: Goddard Heppell Hanley Shaw Gibbs McKenzie (Staker, Thurlow)
    M: GAJ Pendlebury Swan Joelwood Griffen JPK Cotchin Priddis (B. Crouch, K. Martin)
    R: Minson Cox (Grundy, Currie)
    F: D. Martin Rockliff StevieJ JJK Bartel Buddy (Macaffer, McBean)

    Only 2 trades left, but have around $150k in the kitty for a rainy day.

    Good luck to all those competing in finals, whether it be gunning for glory or for the minors! Best of luck!


  22. Ok guys, no trades left and going into the first final my only decision is who to put at M8

    T/U T.Mitchell

    T/D B.Crouch

    Cheers and good luck to everyone this week


  23. Goddard, Hibberd, Shaw, Ibbotson, Dixon, Staker (Webster, Hutchins)

    GAJ, Pendlebury, Swan, JPK, Cotchin, Priddis, Mitchell (Vlastuin, Martin)

    Goldstein, Rowe (Nicholls, Currie)

    Stevie J, Cox, Martin, Rockliff, Bartel, Kennedy, (Franklin, Daniher)

    Not sure whether to keep Franklin.
    4 trades 120ktop four in league

    TU: Mitchell to Watson and Nicholls to Grundy
    TD: Franklin to Minson (Rowe fwd lose DPP), Nicholls to Grundy



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