Mottsy’s First Pass

Written by Motts on December 19 2012

Had a crack at a team this afternoon. Know very little about the rookies at this stage so not looking for feedback on it – most players will change before the start of the season. Just giving those without SC Gold access some info on prices. Here it is:


B Goddard (M/D) $541,500

B Gibbs (M/D) $509,800

H Hartlett (M/D) $489,000

D Heppell (M/D) $450,000

A Silvagni $256,800

N Vlastuin $159,500

S Docherty $115,900

K Jaksch (D/F) $144,500


G Ablett $740,500

T Cotchin $622,100

R Sloane $567,700

N Lower $379,500

R Gray (M/F) $301,800

J Toumpas $184,500

T Menzel (M/F) $149,500

S Kerridge (M/F) $115,900

J O’Meara $115,900

K Aylett (M/D) $115,900


N Naitanui (R/F) $611,000

M Leuenberger (301,100)

J Witts ($115,900)

M Gawn ($115,900)


L Franklin $618,000

D Zorko (M/F) $535,000

T Rockliff (M/F) $520,500

G Broughton (D/F) $441,900

G Rohan $264,800

S Mayes (M/F) $164,500

J Daniher $154,500

S Rowe (R/F) $115,900


$80,700 left in the bank. Just a nice flexible team with DPP coverage at every position. For those without SC Gold coverage give the Fan Planner on m0nty’s site a run. You’ll need to log in first but its the next best thing.


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145 thoughts on “Mottsy’s First Pass”

  1. Yea. Nice Motts.

    I think O’Meara and Viney are a lock for me next year, as well as Mitchell (Swans)

    Wish 2013 would roll around already 🙂


  2. Motts, after hunting for value, with my normal DPP eye & 1,568,300 still in the bank to improve, this is my Day 1 initial team for general comments:-
    DEF / MIDS DPP-Goddard (541K), N.Viastuin (159K), S.Colquhoun (109K), C.Richardson (115,900)
    DEF/FOR DPP-G.Broughton (441K)
    DEF only – S.Docharty (115K), C.Heath (115K), J.Webster (115K)

    MID / DEF DPP- Gibbs (509K), Hartlett (489K), B.Goodes (128K)
    MID / FOR DPP- B.Kennedy (109K)
    MID – Pendles (667K), Cotchin (622K), Morabito (115K), J.O’Meara (115K), T.Mitchell (115K), J.Viney (109K),

    Ruck/For DPP- Nic Nat (611K, D.Cox (600K), S.Rowe (115K),
    R – Leunberger (301K) (Gawn also on radar & cheap F/R in forwards)

    For/Ruck DPP- J.Roughead (554K)
    For/Mid DPP- D.Martin (473K), T.Varcoe (268K), T.Menzel (149K)
    For/Def DPP- N.Bock (297K), B.Staker (128K), T.Curran (115K)
    For – T.Lee (115K)

    Hope some of the names help non SC Gold people with initial ideas, however very long way to go until Round 1’s locked in team!


  3. Firstly, lots of good names in there.

    Interesting to see the R/F link you’ve gone with is a Star and a Rookie. With the restructuring of the MBR’s I’m thinking of doing something along these lines:

    RUCKS: Naitanui (R/F) – Leuenberger – Cheapest R/F – Second Cheapest R/F

    And then have say a Cox in the forward-line as my coverage. Essentially gives me three star rucks and saves me money. This is obviously assuming that their are two cheap DPP’s who fit the bill (I’m surprised that Joe Daniher didn’t get that status by the way), but just an early thought.

    I know that you weren’t after rookie feedback, but looking at your midfield made me think. Do people who would know (most likely Adelaide fans) think that Crouch is a decent chance of a run this season. If he and Mitchell can crack into their very good sides, I’m guessing those two with Viney and O’Meara will be the rookie backbone of many sides.


  4. Looking solid Motts. Plenty of flexibility and mostly GnR with a couple of worthy midprice punts. We’ll obviously learn a bit more about the rookies down the track but I reckon you could afford to cull a couple of the higher priced rooks to give some handy extra cash at the top end.

    Not sure about Silvagni though. Only saw him play one game late last year (can’t remember who against) but he was like a sulking under 14 who was forced to play in the in the 16s and comes close to tears because he can’t keep up with the big kids.

    Had a quick crack myself:

    Goddard, B. (D/M) Birchall, G. Heppell, D. (D/M) Broughton, G. (D/F) Yarran, C. Staker, B. (D/F)
    Docherty, S. Colquhoun, S. (D/M)

    Pendlebury, S. Dangerfield, P. Cotchin, T. Fyfe, N. Moloney, B. Ball, L. O’Meara, J. Viney, J.
    Goodes, B. (M/D) Kerridge, S. (M/F)

    Naitanui, N. (R/F) Leuenberger, M.
    Witts, J. Daw, M.

    Roughead, J. (F/R) Rockliff, T. (F/M) Martin, D. (F/M) Gray, R. (F/M) Bock, N. (F/D) Knights, C.
    Macaffer, B. Dick, B.

    $2800 left


  5. Yew! Back for another year lads. First thing I noticed when havin a little play is the severe lack of fwd rookies this year, granted I haven’t looked into it too much but none really jumped out.

    Meanwhile there’s plenty of value in the mid rookies this year it seems.

    Had a little play and came up with this

    Goddard d/m, Waters, Birchall, Grimes, Gibbs d/m, Pittard, Docherty, Terlich

    Gaz, Pendles, Cotchin, Whitfield, O’Meara, Viney, Mitchell, Crouch, Colquohon d/m, Kennedy m/f

    Goldy, Leuenberger, Witts, Gawn

    Franklin Rockliff f/m, Stevie J f/m, Daisy f/m, Dusty f/m, Varcoe f/m, Lee, Membrey.

    Stacked forward as I don’t like many of the rookies at this point. Plenty of rookies to have a crack in the mids however.


    Heppell — Reckon he’ll avg 90-100 next year and will be a great POD.
    R Sloane — Can go big now and again like this year but I reckon he could be the Beams of ’12.
    N Lower — Doggies are S#!T, nuff said 😉
    D Zorko — At that price tag I think you can find a better option i.e Sizzle, Dusty or Diasy.

    Overall you’ve got some nice unique picks and I think it’s not a bad try for December 😉 , Motts.


  7. T/U: Judd and Ball.
    T/D: Ablett and varcoe
    I think ablett wont match his 2012 average and this year I think he will have an average of 125+
    I think judd will be back to his 115+ average from 2 years ago and be at his best, so with an average difference of around 10- 20 and a price difference between them of about 190k who would you choose?


  8. My Team So Far

    BACKS: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, H. Hartlett, D. Heppell, K. Jaksch, S. Docherty ( J. Thurlow, J. Pittard )

    MIDS: S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, J. Redden, R. Sloane, R. Gray, N. Vlastiun, T. Menzel, J. O’Meara ( J. Viney, T. Mitchell )

    RUCKS: N. Naitanui, M. Leuenberger ( M. Gawn, D. Currie )

    FWDS: P. Ryder, T. Rockliff, D. Thomas, G. Broughton, M. LeCras, C. Knights ( J. Daniher, B. Staker )

    $100,000 Left


  9. Nice start Motts. I had a peek at some of the SC bargians this year, in particular: Bock, Staker, Ball, Gray, Leuy, Vardy, Knights and McCaffer. If these guys have a good preseason they are all looking strong for my lineup.


  10. So, my free SC Gold membership is still ticking over…that’s a plus!

    Based on current positions and prices this is what I’m thinking. Only leaves me with about 6k in the tank, but I’ve got plenty of top shelf rookies that will probably get downgraded to promising cheapies during the pre-season.

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, G. Birchall, D. Heppell, B. Staker, K. Aylett, S. Docherty, S. Colquhoun

    MID: D. Beams, T. Cotchin, M. Murphy, R. Sloane, L. Whitfield, N. Vlastuin, T. Mitchell, S. Kerridge, J. O’Meara, J. Viney

    RUCK: N. Naitanui, M. Bailey, S. Rowe, J. Witts

    FWD: L. Franklin, P. Ryder, D. Zorko, J. Lewis, G. Broughton, T. Menzel, K. Jaksch, J. Daniher

    Will definitely be keeping my eye on Robbie Gray during the preseason, and I’m really strongly considering Drew Petrie, though deep down I feel like I shouldn’t be. I had Rockliff in the forward line for about 5 seconds before I slapped myself upside the head for forgetting how he mistreated me last season. I figure $520k is a touch pricey for a player who finished last season around $370k.

    Also unsure as to go the Sloane/Murphy combo or Dangerfield/Judd. Any thoughts?


  11. Here’s my first crack,

    TEAM NAME: That’s My Boat

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, D. Heppell, C. Howard, M. Buntine, S. Docherty (C. Cameron, T. Smith)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, J. Watson, S. Thompson, L. Whitfield, O. Wines, J. Viney, B. Crouch (T. Mitchell, J. O’Meara)

    RUC: S. Mumford, M. Leuenberger (B. Grundy, L. McBean)

    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Thomas, D. Martin, T. Cloke, T. Varcoe, J. Patton , (J. Stringer, T. Lee)

    CASH LEFT: $236,300.


  12. its going to be a challenge this year. seems alot of sides will have their fair share of same players…

    Bock, B Goodes, Staker, Ball Omeara, viney, leuenberger, LeCras, Gray, Varcoe, J Daniher will all be mid to cheap options for alot of teams.

    Throw in locks such as Shaw, Waters, Gibbs, Pendles, GAJ, Murphy, Watson, Franklin……..

    May not be much POD’s as we have seen other years.


  13. Not paying HS for SC Gold already pay them to read the Paper overseas.
    For me will not get into the swings of things till next year(Not Far Away).

    Had Four must a year, which with the move of the Lids to Mid has changed down to Three.

    1. Ablett Mid 2. Franklin FWD 3. Goodard DEF. Lock Lock Lock. Ablett (Capt) lock lock lock.

    Pay the Cash JNR is worth every cent.


  14. comments welcome lads….

    d/shaw, waters, gibbs, bock, goodes B, staker ( Docherty, Terlich)
    m/ Pendles, Danger, Cotchin, Murphy, Ball, Whitfield, Crouch, O’Meara (Viney, Towers)
    R/ Roughy, Leuenberger, Currie, Grundy.
    F/ Buddy, Zorko, Rockliff, Martin, LeCras, Varcoe (Daniher, Lee)


  15. Here’s my team
    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Grimes, Bock, Goodes ( Terlich and N wright)

    Mid: Ablett, Cotchin, Murphy, Mundy, Ball, Varcoe, Crouch, O’meara (Colquhoun and Viney)

    Ruc: Goldstein and Luenberger (witts and Currie)

    Fwd: Franklin, Rockliff, S Johnson, M Wright, Monfries, Staker (lee and Kennedy)

    I’m not 100% happy with my forward line
    and if the budget becomes bigger I would change Mundy  to fyfe
    and Johnson to Nic naitanui


  16. My team so far:

    Def: Gibbs, Duffield, Hartlett, Grimes, Rance, Pittard (Terlich, Van Unen)
    Mid: Pendlebury, Selwood, Cotchin, Murphy, Mundy, Crouch, O’Meara, Hvorat (Colquhoun, Viney)
    Ruck: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Gawn, Downie)
    Fwd: Rockliff, Watts, Broughton, Sylvia, Christensen, Staker (Lee, Dwyer)
    Cash at Bank: $1400

    Thoughts would be much appreciated


  17. What are people’s thoughts on Swan/Pendlebury/Beams this year?

    All pure Mids, and very similar in price. If you had to choose one, who would it be and why?


  18. I can see the possibility of NO ROOKIES starting rnd 1 and if they do will be vest candidates.Even the likes of cheapies like pittard,staker,and k stevens missing out.This will cause havoc for us all,especially the GnR coaches.The main trap here is rnd1 rolling lockout.WHO is going to be caught with only enough money for non playing duds for after stacking their teams with prems in the early games


  19. I have made 9 teams so far, along with about 3 drafts for each of those…..I know, I know…..when is this guy going to get serious about SC!!….Anyway, here are two of my favourites so far…..Feedback most welcome.

    Team 1 (stock Standard balanced effort)

    Def: Goddard Gibbs Birchall Heppell Staker Pittard (Docherty Terlich)

    Mid: Ablett Swan Pendlebury Cotchin Embley O’Meara Viney Crouch (Colquohoun LonerganJ)

    Ruck: Goldstein Leuenberger (Witts, Currie)

    Fwds: Franklin Cox Rockliff Martin Broughton McCaffer (Lee Dick)

    Team Two (Crazy Brave Team) (stoopid)
    Def: Goddard Gibbs Heppell Bock Russell Staker (Pittard Terlich)

    Mids: Ablett Redden Greene Fyfe Mundy Ball Caddy Embley (Viney Colquohoun)

    Ruck: Goldstein Leuenberger (Witts McBean)

    Fwds: Roughhead Martin Broughton Le Cras Kennedy Knights (Lee Dick)


  20. Liking your team thus far Motts, but, I am not going ANYWHERE NEAR team construction yet because it leads me to that bad, bad place where I eat, drink, piss and sleep team selection quandries, and to that awful, awful place where I do ridiculous stuff like waking up in the middle of the night to trade Broughton out of my side, cos I dreamt that Lyon has become the new Suns coach, and then agonise over the perfect replacement in the price range until the missus’ drags me back into bed kicking and screaming because I just realised that if I trade out x, y, & z, I can afford to bring in d, k & p and if I can make the quick trade…..
    So, the upshot is that I’m not going near that place til February, or whatever day in January it is that I fool myself into thinking that I can select one little team casually and then leave it alone to marinade for a while without my interference….


  21. rush job-best22

    golby,nicholson,grimes,yarran,atley,dixon,tapscott,d roberton

    sidearse,redden,k simpson,monfries,d swallow,l parker,caddy,savage,embley,ledger

    lobbe,lue b,cordy,gorringe

    saad,jj kennedy,j green,knights,nickoski,varcoe,butcher,patton

    Entering a new era so i decided to stick with youth where possible


  22. DEF: Goddard, waters, gibbs, broughton, vlastuin, docherty, (terlich, van unen)
    MID: Ablett, cotchin, fyfe, caddy, koby stevens, wines, mayes, crouch, (o’meara, viney)
    RUC: Jacobs, Goldstein, (Witts, Grundy)
    FWD: Franklin, Naitanui, Ryder, Rockliff, LeCras, Stringer, (Menzel, Staker)


  23. Here’s my effort Motts

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, J. Grimes, D. Pearce, C. Pedersen, N. Vlastuin (L. Brown, L. Osbourne)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Kennedy, T. Cotchin, D. Mundy, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara, B. Speight, J. Viney (B. Goodes, K. Mitchell)

    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (S. Rowe, B. Grundy)

    FWD: D. Cox, D. Zorko, T. Rockliff, D. Thomas, T. Varcoe, B.Staker (T. Menzel, T. Lee)


  24. Here goes my effort;

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Broughton, Bock, Staker, Pittard (Docherty, Bews)

    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Swan, Cotchin, Shuey, Goodes.B, Kerridge, O’Meara (Mitchell.T, Viney.J)

    Ruc: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Daw, McBean)

    Fwd: Franklin, Nic Nac, Rockcliff, Lecras, Varcoe, Byrnes (Lee.T, Lamb.J)

    Not much money left. Might go Swan to Beams, Nic Nac to Roughead and Byrnes to Knight but still not sure about that yet.
    Any thoughts?


  25. TEAM NAME: BubbNo1
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, P. Duffield, B. Waters, B. Staker, D. Terlich (S. Colquhoun, D. Van Unen)
    MID: M. Boyd, D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, B. Deledio, B. Goodes, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, L. McBean)
    FWD: D. Cox, C. Sylvia, D. Martin, G. Broughton, T. Membrey, J. Patton (T. Lee, B. Dick)
    CASH LEFT: $9,400

    Getting close to my starting line-up….The theory is each line has 50% guns that I don’t want to trade sideways for if I can help it….and 50% rookies or under-priced players. Have no mid-pricers….my lowest priced players other than rookies are Broughton and Sylvia (both of whom I am worried about) but can’t afford anyone better yet……PLEASE offer any advice or criticism.


  26. Anyone remember the SC Excel spreadsheet that was floating around last year?

    I found it really useful being able to highlight and look at all of my options at once as well as saving multiple versions of my team. I can’t remember where it came from last year and haven’t been able to find a 2013 version.


  27. TEAM NAME: BubbaNo1
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, S. Fisher, P. Duffield, S. Docherty, D. Terlich (S. Colquhoun, D. Van Unen)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, D. Swan, T. Cotchin, M. Boyd, J. Redden, S. Mayes, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara (M. Jones, J. Viney)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leuenberger (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: N. Naitanui, D. Cox, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, B. Staker, T. Lee (B. Kennedy, T. Membrey)
    CASH LEFT: $700


  28. Team name Woodman,
    Take 2,

    Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Goodes.B, Staker (Docherty, Colquhan)

    Mid: Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Ball, Morabito, O’Meara (Mitchell.T, Viney.J)

    Rck: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Witt.J, McBean.L)

    Fwd: Roughead, Rockliff, Wright, LeCras, Varcoe.T, Byrnes.S (Macaffer.B, Lee.T)

    Leftover of $600


  29. I need 4 out of:
    Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Grimes, Heppell.

    I need 2 out of:
    Gaff, Mundy, Fyfe


  30. OK Revised team. Still really struggling with forward rookies though.

    Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Broughton, Pedersen, Vlatsuin, Pittard, Terlich

    Gaz, Selwood, Cotchin, Shuey, Mundy, K. Mitchell, O’Meara, Viney, Goodes, B.Kennedy

    Ryder, Leuenberger, Grundy, S. Rowe

    Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Christensen, Varcoe, Staker, Lee, Membrey.

    Pedersen, Luey, Varcoe only the only “True” midpricers. Plenty of upside in all 3 i think, Pedersen especially.

    Shuey, Wright and Christensen the big gambles.I personally think Wright and Shuey will be in for big years and if Bundy gets his body right he is SC gold.


  31. I haven’t got access to Supercoach Gold yet, but there’s this great tool at which you can use instead. This is my team (so far) for 2013.

    Brendon Goddard (MID), Greg Broughton (FWD), Brian Lake, Dyson Heppell, Nathan Bock (FWD), Nick Vlastuin (MID), Brett Goodes (MID), Dean Terlich.

    Gary Ablett, Scott Pendlebury, Trent Cotchin, Chris Judd, Andrew Gaff, Brent Moloney, Kane Mitchell, Brad Crouch, Jaeger O’Meara, Jack Viney

    Matthew Leuenberger, Stefan Martin (FWD), Daniel Currie, Brodie Grundy

    Dean Cox (RUC), Dayne Zorko (MID), Mark Le Cras, Josh J Kennedy, Chris Knights, Joe Daniher, Sam Mayes (MID), Brent Staker (DEF).

    Total Team price: $9 862 900.

    My plan is to hopefully have Knights, Le Cras, Kennedy or Martin increase in value so I can swap one of them for Nic Nat, whom I believe will drop in price as he returns to full fitness. I have midfield class but inflexibility. My forwards are home to the Mid-pricer brigade, will it be there that my team makes or breaks?

    Brian Lake might benefit from his move to Hawthorn and return to his role as a rebounding defender. Greg Broughton, though he burned me last year, is in due to his DPP Role and the fact that he’s moved from Fremantle. Dayne Zorko is picked as a premium – will he suffer second year blues?

    So, what do you guys think?


  32. Updated my team and would like some feedback.

    Back: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Yarran, Pittard (Terlich, Colquhuon)
    Mids: Pendles, Selwood, Cotchin, Selwood, Rioli, Crouch, O’Meara, Hvorat (Viney, Dwyer)
    Rucks: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Downie, Gawn)
    Fwds: Cox, Ryder, Rockliff, Johnson, Staker, Paparone (Lee, Membrey)

    Cash left: 2k

    Thank you


  33. EAM NAME: h
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, S. Fisher, P. Duffield, S. Docherty, D. Terlich (S. Colquhoun, D. Van Unen)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, N. Dal Santo, T. Cotchin, L. Ball, B. Crouch, J. O’Meara (N. Hrovat, J. Viney)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, T. Goldstein (J. Witts, D. Currie)
    FWD: C. Sylvia, T. Rockliff, M. Robinson, B. Staker, D. Martin, T. Varcoe (T. Lee, B. Dick)
    CASH LEFT: $700…..still tinkering,,,,any thoughts?


  34. wow lots of action in this post. people good work.

    mine reads….

    d/ gibbs, duffman, broughton, bock, jaksch, staker (docherty, terlich)
    m/ GAJ, Cotchin, Shuey, fyfe, gaff, mundy, crouch, o’meara (M Jones, viney)
    r/ mummy, berger (currie, gawn)
    f/ Roughy, rocky, dusty, breust, froggy, varcoe, (daniher, lee)

    problem is no room for franklin. i’m hoping he has a slow start like last year.


  35. Just wanted to say hi. Not really thinking about SuperCoach yet but looking forward to defending my title in LoEC.


  36. you think the changes in trades has lessened the effect of the DPP? I’m assuming they will still allow you to trade your Dpp into their secondary position


  37. which is a better combination?

    franklin/ koby stevens/pederson VS Rockliff/Ball/Bock?

    Currently lock in option 2 with $0 in the bank


  38. Hi guys.

    Version 3 of my side. I have been able to last a week without changing so I think I am getting close to the final side short of which rookies get a round 1 gig.

    D/ Gibbs, Duffield, Broughton, Bock, Thurlow, Staker (Stevenson, Terlich)
    M/ Ablett, Pendlebury, Cotchin, Shuey, Fyfe, Ball, K Stevens, O’meara (Crouch, Viney)
    R/ Mummy, Berger, (currie, Grundy)
    F/ Franklin, Roughy,Rocky, dusty, varcoe, Mayes (Kerridge, Lee)



  39. with more trades does it make sense to go with less risky boom/bust midpricers and just load up with premiums and then simply trade for the breakouts when they arrive?


  40. Ok.. Another crack.. Here we go..

    Backs: Gibbs, Hartlett, Heppell, Broughton, Vlastuin, Docherty
    (Terlich & Colquhoun)

    Mids: Pendles, Cotchin, Murphy, Greene, Mundy, Caddy, K, Stevens, O’Meara
    (Viney & Jones)

    Rucks: Goldstein & Leuenberger (Currie & Witts)

    Fwds: Cox, Ryder, Wright, Breust, Varcoe, Macaffer
    (Lee & Membrey)

    $152,300 left to play with..

    Tempted to find room for Monfries in fwd. wanna pick Dusty but still hurting from last season and well, he likes to fall off the rails rather then stay on them.. Thoughts or ideas??


  41. DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hanley, Bock, Dochery (Terlich, Colquhan)
    MID: Ablett, Pendelbury, Cotchin, Murphy, Mundy, Wines, O’Meara, Crouch (Hrovat, Viney)
    RUCK: Goldstein, Luenburger (Grundy, Rowe)
    FWD: Franklin, Cox, Rockliff, Varcoe, Staker, Lee (Membery, Paparone)

    $93,700 left, thoughts?


  42. I just think that port and melb should be looking years ahead and are not yet near a grand final . Given that, why would they throw the young stars against the hardened bodies of experienced professionals.Sure they would have to blood them sometime,but for me that should be later in the season after plenty of gym work and a total knowledge of the game plan. Top that off with the recruiting of experienced players over the last few years and i am puzzled why so many seem to think they will play rnd1..


  43. I know you’ll all hate stanton, but im gonna hope he starts like last year, before he ran out of legs, and run with him as a massive POD. so other than him, hows this look?
    def. goddard, duffield, gibbs, broughton, thurlow, docherty (van unen, terlich)
    mid. ablett, pendlebury, stanton, fyfe, caddy, crouch, o’meara, viney (towers, colquhoun)
    ruc. goldstein, jacobs (daw, grundy)
    fwd. franklin, cox, pavlich, hurley, lecras, staker (lee, mcinnes)


  44. Only hearing great things about the 14yr old looking girl that is TOBY GREENE.. Is a lock in my team unless something drastic happens.. Anyone got any news on how Hamish Hartlett is travelling & also Koby Stevens..

    Thanks ladies & gents..


  45. Anyone from Radelaide got any inside info or opinion on how Brodie Smith is looking for 2013? Bit of talk about midfield time (worse than “potential” this time of year!) and I don’t think the Crows midfield runs that deep. Dangermouse, Thompson & Sloane are all obviously well ahead of him but is there any chance he could overtake any of Van Berlo, Vince, Wright & Douglas?


  46. How’s the team looking Motts. On to Pass #2 yet? I think I just saved team #328. Just glad I didn’t waste my whole Summer NOT looking at Supercoach!


  47. If you get a chance, Motts, I’d be interested in seeing people’s early thoughts on the midfield – by way of a poll.

    Specifically, how many of the 110+ average players people are trying to fit into their 2013 side (there were 17 of them last season). With the extra two midfielders on the park, it would be really interesting to see if people are thinking that they will allocate those spots to getting more of the out-and-out guns, more rookies or take a punt on mid-pricers.


  48. Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Grimes, Heppell, Staker, Van Unen (Terlich, L.Stevenson)
    Mid: Swan, Cotchin, Murphy, Shuey, Rockliff, Beams, Ball, O’Meara (Viney, Colquhoun)
    Ruc: Goldstein, Leuenberger (Grundy, Currie)
    Fwd: Cox, Ryder, Martin, Varcoe, Byrnes, Macaffer (T.Lee, Dwyer)
    $97,100 left
    Thoughts?? thanks



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