583 thoughts on “Rate My Team – March III”

  1. Have chopped and changed more than times than I can count.. anyway, please let me know your thoughts

    DEF:
    Laird, Ridley, Daniel, Short, Koschitzke, Briggs (Jones, Highmore)

    MID
    Neale, Oliver, Bont, ZMerrett, Taranto, J Clark, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, A Scott)

    RUC
    Gawn, Draper (Treacy)

    FWD
    Danger, Dusty, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Fullarton (Rowe, Chugg)

    plus-sides, really like some of the names in there

    down-sides, forwards pretty thin, not much cash left ITB

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    1. For teams with draper. You’ll save $ but when draper scores 80 and grundy scores 130, please show me on your team where you’ll make up that 50 possible points. Moreover, you are wasting two trades at some point to get grundy in. So save the two trades and heartache now. Get the best in to start with, then trade hard to get the rest of the best

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      1. or when
        Grundy scores 61 or 85 like he did in 2020 and draper scores 122 like he did in 2020. I”l just take those points as a bonus to the 60 p/game I generate already with saved $
        or when
        Grundy continues his 12 game ave of 107 and drops 150k after 8 weeks. I’ll sideways draper to him

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        1. Have to agree Dja. Draper average last year was 70…its only going in one direction as no 1 ruck. That means good price rise. What not having Grundy doesn’t show is what can be done with the $. As for the “two trades” argument, this will also apply to many other upgrade targets…Lloyd, Neale, Bont etc…we can’t start them all.
          If Grundy is to gain $100k, he needs to average 139, Draper needs to average 89.

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          1. Appreciate the discussions on Grundy v Draper, it’s been plaguing me.

            Definitely inclined to think the same at this stage, Wighty.

            Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought I saw something about Collingwood wanting to heavily rotate Grundy Cox and Cameron due to longer quarters too? makes me more inclined to think Grundy is going down in price and draper will continue his rise.

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  2. DEF:
    Lloyd, Laid, Docherty, H Young, J Koschitzke, Highmore (L Jones, K BRiggs)

    MID
    Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Crouch, Cripps, Bruhn, Powell, Lazzaro (Downie, Gulden, A Scott)

    RUC
    Gawn, Grundy (Meek)

    FWD
    Dangerfield, Bolton, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Rowe (H Jones, J Treacy)

    Have $50k spare to chop and change rookies as per availability going into next weekend.

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    1. Hey, A-Man.

      Good structure, only two picks I’m not a fan of:

      Crouch just isn’t premo material. For a MID, his contested possession and clearance work are negligible – which is gonna frustrate the f*ck out of you as you watch him get 30 touches a NOT ton. Just an example, in the recent AAMI game he managed only 4 clearances (ROB had 7 lol) and got 24 touches; only 6 of which were contested (25%). Those deficiencies have always run through his game, which is why he’s never been able to average in 120~ territory. You’ve got 50k spare, so do yourself a favour and grab any proven premo of your liking.

      Next one is Bolton. Not as averse to him as Crouch, but I just don’t think he’s cut out to be a high scoring SC inside MID. Played in AAMI as a pure inside MID but didn’t accumulate anywhere near enough to warrant selection – only 16 touches. Could have just been an off night in an inconsequential game, but I also think he lacks to body to be a contested ball winner.

      If you’re really bullish on him, that’s fine. Crouch the bigger issue.

      Again, great structure and best of luck!

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      1. Thanks for the feedback GD, much appreciated! I actually originally had Sam Walsh in that spot instead of Crouch and had a 100k spare but after much umm’ing and ahh’ing changed to Crouch.

        I take your points though make complete sense. If I don’t need any more $ for rookies I can just about go back to Walsh instead of Crouch and upgrade Bolton to Dunkley. Food for thought..

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  3. With a week to go until RD 1 this is what the team is looking like.

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, J.Clark, Kozi (Highmore, Murray)

    MID: Neale, Oliver, Zerrett, Cripps, Rowell, Bruhn, Powell, Downie (Gulden, McNeil, A.Scott)

    RUC: Grawndy (Hunter)

    FWD: Dunkley, T.Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Rowe (Warner, Treacy)

    Would love to hear your thoughts!
    Cheers,
    B321

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  4. Backs: Laird, Ridley, Daniel, Stewart, HYoung, Highmore (Kosi, AFyfe loophole)

    Mids: Macrae, Zerrett, JKelly, Fyfe, Tyson, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Downie, Brockman, Mcneil)

    Rucks: Grawndy (Hunter)

    Fwds: Danger, Dunkley, Ziebell, Impey, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, Scott)

    12k in bank

    Gone for a slightly weaker midfield, rookies will come down to who plays and where round 1

    Lemme know thoughts

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    1. Hey, Brayden.

      Flick Tyson, he won’t play this year. Did well in the practice and AAMI matches, but will come straight out for Cunnington/Anderson. Even if, by some miracle, he holds a spot, Simpkin, LDU, Cunnington and Anderson will all play on ball ahead of him.

      You could axe on of your other mid-pricers and turn Tyson into Rowell/Cripps.

      Good luck.

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      1. I disagree, tyson is a nice pod.

        Anderson, Simpkin, Cunnington and LDU seems a weak midfield.

        Tysons history
        2014 – 94.2
        2015 – 79.9
        2016 – 90.6
        2017 – 81.3
        2018 – 75.5
        2019 – 75.7

        Noble seems to have faith in Tyson unlike ex coaches Scott and shaw. Tyson is a natural onballer that likes to go forward and kick a goal. I see him averaging over 80 easy.

        Im a demons fan, he was solid at dees until Oliver and Petracca pushed him out.

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        1. Agree to disagree, Razza.

          By the time Petracca moved on ball Tyson had been gone for two years.

          Even so, the Roos established MIDs (as weak as they may be) plus high draft picks in Powell and Phillips will get the nod ahead of Tyson.

          Again, if he holds a spot it won’t be in a role conducive enough to SC. Just don’t see them giving him a healthy CBA load ahead of the aforementioned players.

          Always liked him and wish he would get a proper run at it, but still a no from me.

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          1. I agree with Razza

            Most teams typically have 5 or 6 core players that they rotate through the middle of the ground-the bench-forward. The core group are often supplemented with small forwads for short irregular periods and the core group members who can kick goals usually spend more time forward than on the bench.
            Anderson, Cunnington, Simpkin, LDU are 4 of the Kanga’s core 5 or 6. Hayden, Thomas, Tyson, Stephenson are competing for the 5th and 6th spot (Powell & phillips are in training). Tyson is so far in front of the other 3 you can’t see them due to a mirage obscuring them.

            Aammi output
            LDU 23 CBA’s (74%) 6 clearances – 1 Goal
            Simpkin 25 CBA’s (81%) 5 clearances – 0 Goals
            Hayden 10 CBA’s (32%) 2 clearances – 0 Goals
            Thomas 7 CBA’s (23%) 2 clearances – 1 Goal
            Phillips 6 CBA’s (19%) 1 clearance – 0 Goals
            Stephenson 4 CBA’s (13%) 0 clearances
            Tyson 18 CBA’s (58%) 4 clearances – 3 goals

            The Kanga’s had their pouches burgled by the hawks and Tyson was one of few who gave 100%

            I can’t see any reason why he wont be part of the core midfield group for the first 6 weeks at least and I agree with Razza that 83 is an easily achievable average for him.
            8-weeks at 83 ave will make him 400k and an easy upgrade to a premo who had 1 bad game.

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            1. That’s how i see it. Good on you for providing your informative feedback. You are spot on. I believe that Tyson is a good pick for cash generation during first 6 or more rounds. I have him sitting at M6. Hardly any risk, if Tyson doesn’t pay off, can always downgrade him to a rookie. He is only 243k.

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      1. Fyfe will play fwd, get injured and belt somebody. Nowadays he seems to get the star player discount on the latter.

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  5. Have lost count on how many times I’ve changed my team but think I’m starting to settle on a structure. Keen for thoughts.

    DEF: Ryan, Stewart, Crisp, Jones, Kozi, Highmore (Laurie, Fyfe)

    MID: Neale, Oliver, Merrett, Lyons, Rowell, LDU, Campbell, Powell (Brockman, Gulden, Scott)

    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Meek)

    FWD: Danger, De Goey, Ziebell, Dow, Briggs, Rowe (Treacy, Waterman)

    I think people are sleeping on Ryan a little, he averaged 107 last year while having to play shut-down defender. With Freo’s key defenders back he’ll be freed up to play his natural intercepting role more, and can see him going even bigger.

    I can also see Crisp pushing up to a 105-110 average. With the new rules suiting half back flankers who love to run and carry, he’ll thrive. He also was huge last year to start the season before Howe got injured and he was then forced to play a little more defensive. He’s 27, right in his prime, super durable, and a good POD with low downside risk so I like him.

    If Adams is named round 1 I will probably get him in my midfield, either for Lyons (straight swap) or for Oliver (less likely) and use the extra cash around the ground. I think Adams is going to go nuclear this season so definitely keeping an eye on how he is tracking. Sidebottom also another I may squeeze in if he is named round 1.

    $63,200 itb. Thoughts?

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    1. Evening, Morty.

      Good structure, just a misread on Ryan.

      Ryan didn’t play as a lock down defender last year, but more so as the last line of defense out of the goalsquare. That position allowed him to take kick-ins and usually outpace and beat his oversized opponents to intercept and then distribute.

      Yet to see him play with Hamling, Pearce and now Young, so the worry is how much they each eat into that unique game he developed last year. If that doesn’t phase you, np but point being his scoring last year was not that of pure “shut down defender” so don’t expect a dramatic increase in scoring. You’d be happy with 110~.

      Also think Neale and Dunkley are just must haves.

      Other than that, a solid side. Like the LDU pick.

      Good luck.

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      1. Cheers GD. Interesting points you make on Ryan and may have to re-think. If he can at least maintain his average I’d be happy, 107-110 is just fine for a DEF premo.

        I’m not sure if you misread but I do have Neale in there haha. Not 100% sure if I agree that Dunkley is a must-have but he’s definitely a tempting option and F1 will be either him/Dangerfield/Sidebottom, so that’s another thing that may change closer to round 1.

        Cheers again GD.

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        1. Ryan still a good option, was just clarifying his role. He can do 110~.

          Ah, my bad on Neale. Misread. Dunkley, of course, up to you but he just looked deadly in the AAMI game. Article on premos and CBAs dropping tmmrw.

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          1. Dunkley did look good but I’m just taking that AAMI series game with a grain of salt because there’s no way that Dogs midfield will dominate every week that same way. Melbourne’s midfield was depleted and their intensity was so low so I’m not sure how sustainable that dominance is once the real stuff starts. Also curious to see the Dogs midfield when Treloar is in and how they share the CBAs. So I’m just not completely 100% sold on Dunkley as a must have, but is still definitely a very strong option.

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  6. DEF : Laird Daniel Short Clark Jones Highmore (Briggs Sharp)

    MID: Neale Oliver MacRae Merrett Rowell Campbell Powell Gulden (smith Downie Berry)

    RUCK: GAWNDY (Flynn)

    FWD:. Danger Dunkley Ziebell Dow Bergman Rowe (Waterman Brockman)

    BANK: $50,500

    Lloyd I feel is slightly overs and that knee sprain is not what I want from an expensive defender. Feel there is value with the rule changes to benefit running defenders, I’ll grab Lloyd cheaper later.

    I’m not set on my midfield I had Walsh in til this morning and swapped him too Rowell. Still love the look of brayshaw I’m torn here!

    Unfortunately no ruckman put there hand up to rival GAWNDY. As much as I don’t want to looks like I have no choice.

    Forwards I think I’m pretty happy with. Dow or Impey at F4 it’s a toss of the coin.

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    1. Hey Mav,

      I have your top 3 mids with Brayshaw and Walsh M4-5 so I hear you.

      I have changed many times, gone Gawn to Draper, upped Bray to Zerrett and added LDU or Taranto at M6 with a bit of tweaking. I want Zac but not instead of any of the top 3. Then it is which one of Bray/Walsh to keep if you go one down/one up at M4-5 which is what you have basically done ? And then even though Gawn to Draper is nearly $400k difference, I cannot bring myself to do it. Yes he will drop in price at some point, particularly if boundary throw in reductions remain, but he should smash it early so when do you or can you pick him up is then the question ?

      In the end I always come back to the same top 5 mids and Grawndy !! I am also tempted to drop to 3 premo’s plus Clarke in defence (I have Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short) & go something like Neale, Oliver, MacRae, Merrett, Taranto & LDU in mids along with Grawndy but we will see,

      Anyway we have similar issues and decisions, good luck with yours !

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  7. Only $600 left in the bank but I’m pretty happy with the balance pending rookie team selections

    DEF:
    Laird, Ridley, Stewart, Daniel, Koschitzke, Briggs (Jones, Highmore)

    MID
    Neale, Steele, Oliver, Cripps, Campbell, Powell, Gulden, Brockman, (Valente, Downie, E Smith)

    RUC
    Gawn, Grundy (Meek)

    FWD
    Danger, Dusty, Phillips, Ziebell, Bergman, Rowe (Waterman, Treacy)

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  8. Here’s my current team-

    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Ridley, Daniel, Short, HYoung (Highmore, Fyfe)

    Mid: Oliver, JMac, Zerrett, Walsh, Cripps, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Jordon, Downie, Scott)

    Ruc: Gawn, Meek (Flynn)

    Fwd: Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Warner, Rowe, Brockman (Jones, Treacy)

    $44.2k bank

    I normally go set and forget in the Ruck but trying something different/bold this year. After all, it’s just another position that needs upgrading same as a fwd or defender. Plenty of C options available to me.

    12-15 keepers. Backs complete (or Young is last upgrade).

    Light in the fwds but I think most of us are due to lack of rookies down back.

    Walsh could yet become Rowell to give me another $50k to play with.

    Thoughts coaches?

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    1. Hey, Stewy. Good to see you around again.

      Ooof, Meek R2?!? That’s a big BALLS play lol.

      It’s allowed you a 5 deep + Hayden backline, so it could honestly pan out given the absence of DEF rookies and how juicy half back scores are looking this year.

      As soon as Darcy gets back, Meek will either be second fiddle or potentially out the side all together though (Treacy probably holds to cover Lobb). You’re gonna need confirmation on Flynn getting the #1 ruck job at GWS to be safe.

      Also, with running a rookie R2 you should be able to get Neale in.

      Other than that, looking “different/bold” for sure lol. Best of luck, could be a masterstroke.

      Catch ya.

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      1. Thanks for the reply GD. I’ve had Neale in my side all pre-season but just changed it recently. I like the look of a complete back line (one part of the ground I don’t have to worry about). The extra $70k not taking Neale gives me more options elsewhere. The difference between him and say Zerrett is less than Zerrett to a rookie.
        If Meek and/or Flynn play 1st ruck I’m gambling on that meaning a minimum of 70 points whereas that would be a ceiling for a rookie on other parts of the ground.
        With the new rules I reckon distributors and running halfbacks could have some huge scores this year negating my lack of a 2nd ruck premo.
        Hoping I don’t look like an idiot in 6 weeks!

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      2. Worth Considering Flynn and Hunter imho instead.

        I do see though that if Darcy stays out for an extended period, Meek definitely gets a better fixture for the first 6 over Hunter.

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        1. Agreed HH. How long is Ryder away for though? Meek to Hunter is definitely an option to look at.

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    2. Hi Stewy.
      I agree with everything GD wrote.
      That is very impressive backline! By far the best that I have seen this year.
      They say fortune favours the brave.

      I just couldn’t do it though. I tried a different approach last year with the rucks and failed hopelessly. I swore that I wouldn’t do that again. With your team you have shown the possibilities though. If it was a year to try the unusual and bold this would be it.
      All the best.

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  9. My 2021 team.

    DEF
    Laird, Steward, Daniel, HClark, Jones, Kozchitzke …
    Highmore & Briggs.

    MID
    Neale, Macrea, Oliver, Merrett, Rowell, Powell, Bruhn, Gulden…
    Scott, Brockman & Downie.

    RUCKS
    Gawn, Grundy…
    Flynn.

    FOR
    Dunkley, Butters, Ziebell, Campbell, Warner, Bergman…
    Rowe & Tracey.

    If defender rookies don’t appear rd 1, thinking,
    M4 Merrett to Cripps.
    D5 Rookie defender to HYoung.

    Thoughts?

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    1. I like it Tonestar.

      For me your D4 and F2 are both a little risky.

      I’m much less risk averse and would prefer say J Clark and Danger or Dusty.

      If you really believe in H Clark and Butters stick fat.
      They are both incredible talents and may just breakout this year.

      I would rather just wait and see their roles, before looking to get them in. They may cost a few extra bucks , but J Clark should make that anyway.

      Best of luck whatever you decide.

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      1. Cheers for the feedback FT…

        Have a few plans B & C all the way to Z.
        1. Merrett becomes Danger at M4 as insurance for my lighter forward line.
        2. If defence rookies do rock up rd1, Merrett down to Cripps, use funds up upgrade HClark to a premium D4.

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  10. ok.
    backs – Lloyd, laird, Daniel, short, clark, Koschitzke (chug, high more)

    mids: steele, oliver, Macrae, Merrett, campbell, powell, downie, gulden (durdin Brockman, scott)

    Fwds: danger, dunks, Ziebel, dow, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, waterman)

    only 6k left in the bank

    another option would be get in Stewart or Ridely, would probably get out danger, put Campbell forward, clark in mid and then upgrade a rookie somewhere.
    don’t know if its worth it tho.

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  11. Heres a few things I’m struggling with.

    T/U Danger and Rowell

    T/D Dusty and Cripps / Walsh.

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  12. Any comments are appreciated coaches.

    DEF: Ryan, Laird, Short, McDonald, H Young, Koschitzke (L Jones, Wehr)

    MID: Oliver, Bont, Zerret, Cripps, Campbell, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Valente, Brockman, Downie)

    RUC: Grawndy (Treacy)

    FOR: Dunks, De Goey, Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Briggs (H Jones, Rowe)

    Rookies are essentially placeholders at the moment. $39k itb

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    1. Kieran.

      Nice side, just a couple of things I noticed.

      Oliver at M1 really limits your Captain options.
      You have Grundy..
      Gawn and Oliver play together
      As do Bont and Dunkley.

      I think having Neale or at least Steele would open up more options.
      Food for thought anyway.

      The other thing is your F2/3.

      De Goey and Phillips are both unproven as premiums, and at their prices are Keepers. I would reduce your risk and,either keep just one or get a premium, and a best 22 mid pricer that will make some coin for your side.

      Dusty and Daniher fit the bill nicely.

      With the money saved, you maybe able to upgrade to another Captains option at M1/2.

      Best of luck whatever you decide.

      Ps I like the Merrett and Cripps picks, just not sure they are reliable Captain options yet.

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  13. Is danger really a must have? Obviously gonna finish top 6 but at that price can we wait on him

    TU . Yes start him

    TD . Not a must have

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  14. Still trying to lock in my F2 position (Dunkley at F1) and think this may have been asked but can’t find it, so who would you rather?

    TU : T Phillips
    TD : Butters

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  15. Think I am finally happy with what I am starting to see in front of me.

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, HYoung, Clark, Cox (Kosi, Highmore)
    MID: Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Cripps, Rowell, Campbell, Bruhn, Powell (Jordon, Downie, Gulden)
    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
    FWD: Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Daniher, Warner, Henry (Rowe, Brockman)

    First team that doesn’t feature Lloyd and Danger but feels the most balanced it has all pre-season and feel like I can get those guys cheaper. Had been trying to ignore Cripps and Rowell but the value just seems too hard to ignore.
    A few queries I do have are:
    Stick with Stewart or go a Ridley/Short?
    Clark or Fantasia in DEF? (feel like Fantasia has better JS but Clark all the talent in the world)
    I still worry about Beveridge and Dunkley but SURELY this guy is BEST 22?!?!
    Phillips to breakout at the Hawks? Yes!?

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  16. First team post for the year, thought I better get one in before the season starts…

    DEF:
    Laird, Stewart, Daniel, Duggan, Young, J Clark (Briggs, Koschitzke)

    MID
    Neale, Oliver, Cripps, ZMerrett, Taranto, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Campbell, Downie, A Scott)

    RUC
    Grundy, Nankervis (Hunter)

    FWD
    Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Brockman, Warner (Rowe, Treacy)

    $222,300K ITB

    Keen to hear any thoughts on my strategy. Ideally I’d like to spend a bit more of my reserve (probably in FWD’s), but I like the look of Phillips and the only logical upgrade I can see would be Phillips -> Martin

    Thanks guys, best of luck in 2021

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  17. Hey guys feel like this is the 100th team i’ve drafted so far but feel pretty set on it

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Clark, Koschitzke (Briggs, Highmore)

    MID: Steele, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Caldwell, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, Mcneil)

    RUCK: Gawndy (Treacy)

    FWD: Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Daniher, Campbell, Warner (Rowe, Scott)

    $16.8k remaining

    Tossing up between so many different ideas here, especially to get rid of some of the mid pricers to work my way up to a M5 Premo.

    Any thoughts coaches?

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    1. The only M5 worth getting without completely ruining your team is Cripps or Rowell so depends if you rate them. For Cripps you would have to get Williams in D4 and take Phillips out, move caldwel to M2 + change Bruhn to a 123k rookie. Rowell would mean you keep Bruhn. Your team looks good though

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  18. hey gents,
    had Lloyd, Neale and Danger in from the beginning, and just decided to start without all 3. Should I just give up now, or there is life after…?

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    1. You choose your team based on three things.

      Availability of rookies, preseason form, and injuries.

      All 3 were in most of my draft teams. I now have none of the above.

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    1. I’ve got both at F4 and F5 atm.

      I would prefer to only rely on 1 on field rookie in defence.
      If your running 4 Premo’s deep in defence. I would probably go Young, as long as this doesn’t leave you short for must have rookies like Campbell.

      The reason I like Young slightly over Clark is his role is quite secure.

      With Atkins playing in Defence the Cats back six seem pretty settled.
      J Clark may start on a wing this week, where he plays when Duncan’s back I’m not too sure ?

      I’m still starting him as I believe he has the talent to average 25+ points more than he’s priced at.
      Priced at 45 should average 70+ surely.

      Lets hope they both fire up early.

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  19. Hi All,

    Would love some thoughts on my team below please!

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Short, Brodie Smith, Clark, Highmore (Briggs, Kosi)

    MID: Oliver, Macrae, Zerrett, Andrew Brayshaw, Taranto, Dow, Powell, Campbell (Brockman, Smith, Gulden)

    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    FWD: Martin, Phillips, Ziebell, Frederick, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, Treacy)

    $128k ITB

    Couple thoughts on what to do (if needed) with the extra cash below:
    1/. Brodie Smith > McDonald or May @ D4 to make that 4 premos in DEF
    2/. Martin > Danger but I feel like either choice is solid
    3/. Brayshaw > Parker, Gaff etc.

    The reason I have picked Brayshaw & Smith is because the rest of the team feels very safe so I’d like for them to be my POD’s, unsure if they’re too risky.

    Another thought I’ve had is to downgrade Grundy to a rookie and take Danger & Dusty or take another premo @ D4 whilst holding onto Smith. Or even picking up another premo midfielder.

    All thoughts are welcome! 🙂

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    1. G’day Dave
      I reckon Brodie Smith out. Trade up to Ridley or down to H Young. Both are going to benefit hugely from new rules thus year.
      Danger or Dusty us a toss up for me. Don’t think you can go too wrong either way but if I was forced to choose I’d go with the younger bloke who had an uninterrupted pre-season.

      Good luck

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  20. Thinking of going a 5-4-2-0 structure. Have little faith in the top forwards at the moment.

    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, Mills, Short, Highmore (Briggs, Koschitzke)

    Mids: Steele, Oliver, Merrett, Macrae, Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Jordan, Downie, Scott)

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy (Meek)

    Fwds: Ziebell, Daniher, Impey, Dow, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, Treacy)

    Thoughts??

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  21. I’m undecisive on whether I’m to forego Neale or Lloyd, would love some feedback:

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, Clark, Kozsch, Briggs (Highmore, Chugg).
    MID: Steele, Macrae, Brayshaw, Cripps, Rowell, Caldwell, Campbell, Gulden (Powell, Bianco, Brockman)
    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Meek)
    FWD: Dunkley, Martin, Ziebell, Dow, Warner, Fullarton (Rowe, Scott)

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  22. Can’t count how many changes I have made to this team at this point I feel that nobody’s spot in my team is fully safe just yet. would love to hear thoughts.

    DEF
    Lloyd, laird, Daniel, Clark, Jones, Koschitzke
    Gould and Tommy Highmore

    MID
    Neale( The one I’m most not sure about) Steele, Oliver, macrae, Merrett, Green, Powell, Gulden
    bianco, durdin and brockman

    RUCK
    Gawn, Grundy
    Meek

    FWD
    Dunkley, Ziebell, Daniher, bergman, Rowe, scott
    treacy and waterman

    $75,300 left in the bank.
    Im not to sure about Neale Right as of now. I think he has Sydney first up which play a pretty tight tag on him.
    not sure if I should go Daniher, Impey or dow either
    again would love to hear feedback.
    cheers coaches

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  23. TU:
    Remove Bolton at F2 for a rookie (or maybe Impey), upgrade one of M3, M4, M5 Walsh, Cripps, Rowell to a mega premo like Merrett or Macrae

    TD:
    Keep Bolton F2, keep Walsh Cripps and Rowell M3, M4, M5

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    1. Current team:
      Def: LAIRD, DANIEL, STEWART, MCDONALD, Jones, Koscitcke (Briggs, Highmore)
      Mid: NEALE, OLIVER, WALSH, CRIPPS, ROWELL, Dow, Powell, Gulden (Bruhn, Downie, A Scott)
      Ruck: Grawndy (Meek)
      Fwd: DUNKLEY, BOLTON, Ziebell, Campbell, Rowe, Brockman (Warner, Fullarton)

      $40k left

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    1. I’m not sure about that.

      SPP has been playing as a pressure forward for a few seasons now.
      I don’t think he would of been taking any of Butters Mid time anyway.

      My 2c on Butters.

      He reminds me a heap of young Jade Gresham. Fantastic speed, Tough at the ball and great forward craft. They both look amazing for stints in the Midfield.
      I’m just not sure Butters or Gresham have the body shape ( yet ) to contest with the some of the bigger mids going around. Most of Ports Mids aren’t big guys except maybe Wines. With this in mind.I think Port may use the bigger bodies of Mead ( 193cm / 98 kg ) or Drew ( 188cm / 78kg ) at some stage around the stoppage this year.
      This makes me suspect ,like Gresham, Butters will spend most of his time on the forward flank with some bursts through the middle.

      I think he will probably still average high 80’s to low 90’s

      I’m just not sure thats going to be enough.

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  24. So many possible combinations. I keep changing my mind.

    TU Taranto M6 + Daniher F4
    TD Green M6 + Caldwell F3

    I think it comes down to which of Taranto or Caldwell is more likely to be a keeper on their respective line.

    Thanks coaches.

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  25. Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Young, Briggs (Koschitzke, Highmore)

    Neale, Oliver, Merrett, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Gulden (Jordan, Brockman, Downie)

    Grundy, Hunter (Meek/Flynn)

    Martin, Daniel, Ziebell, Impey, Dow, Campbell (Rowe, Treacy)

    Priority to get Gawn in by round 6 for Hunter who will hopefully be $300k, Meek/Flynn downgrade for $150k via Treacy and downgrade Impey/Down/ Campbell for another $200k. Other priorities will be getting in Dangerfield and Lloyd by round 10. I think my structure can work if Cripps, Rowell and Taranto can all average 105 and there is 2 rookies rucks available each week for the first 6 rounds.

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    1. lock and Load.

      This is super risky.
      Firstly,none of your R2/3 guys have rock solid JS.
      This could go tits up very fast.Its happened to me before.

      Grundy is actually pretty fairly priced this year, theres very little doubt he wont be in the top two Rucks. This makes him a must have and was therefore, one of my first picked. I know your looking to try something different. Don’t 😉
      Trust me its really hard to trade in players that rarely ( if ever) dip under $600k.

      There seems to be enough mid and forward rookies so I’m not sure you need to bat so deep in those positions. (F3-6 Impey Dow and Campbell )

      Lastly on Taranto. I owned him last year and was less than impressed. Pre Byes he’d scored respectably with..
      88
      111
      126
      92
      Buying him around the Byes, He scored..
      69
      61
      107
      76
      69
      72
      65

      Ok Taranto may have had a hard time with Hub life.
      I don’t care . Some of these games he had 25+ touches. I watched him butcher the ball, Clanger after clanger.
      He will have to be 300% better, to even start looking like a premium mid.
      My advice would be to dump Taranto. Move Campbell to the Mids.
      Replace Impey / Dow with Rookies like Bergman, H Jones
      ( if named ).

      Then I would get in Grundy to R2

      It the very least, get in Draper at least he’s best 22.

      Best of luck whatever way you go.

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      1. Sorry. I just realised you have Grundy and No Gawn.

        Get in Draper for sure then.

        The chances of turning a basement priced rookie R2 into Gawn are close to nil.
        At least Draper has a chance of getting past $5o0K . Best case Max drops to $650K and you only need one upgrade.

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        1. Much appreciated on the advice. I can’t help but think we’re losing easy money but not getting in 2 of the rookie rucks at the start of the season. I’d be amazed if 2 of Flynn, Meek and Hunter don’t make $200k by round 6-7 and that then gives me many more options heading into the next part of the season.

          I’ll admit that starting all 3 of Cripps, Rowell and Taranto is a risk, however could also be the trick that gets me ahead of the pack if they can be around the 100-105 mark, given that is greater than where they are priced at.

          Taranto especially has the potential to breakout this year, high draft pick, 5th year in the AFL, 74 games. Average has increased from 66 > 88 > 102 before his injury affected year last year (84), so there’s no reason why he couldn’t challenge a 110 average this year going on the same trend.

          Other first round picks, taken in the same draft as Taranto, that increased their average in their fourth year include Mcgrath, McCluggage, Setterfield, Simpkin, Perryman, Florent & Berry.

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  26. My 3rd or 4th ‘final’ team!

    Ryan Daniel Short Young Clark Koschitzke / Briggs A Fyfe

    Steele Oliver Macrae Merrett Taranto Campbell Jordan Guldon / Brockman Downie Scott

    Gawn Draper / Meek

    Dangerfield Dunkley Caldwell Ziebell Daniher Warner / Bergman Rowe

    Now it’s just a wait until selection time!

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  27. Thanks for the feedback, think I’m going to head into the season with this. Might have to minimally shift around to account for rookies, but otherwise seems solid.

    DEF:
    Laird, Stewart, Ridley, Williams, Young, J Clark (Briggs, Koschitzke)

    MID
    Neale, Oliver, JKelly, ZMerrett, Rowell, JJordon, Powell, Gulden (Campbell, Downie, A Scott)

    RUC
    Grundy, Nankervis (Hunter)

    FWD
    Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Caldwell, Brockman, Waterman (Rowe, Treacy)

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  28. Just chopped Butters out of my forward line so I could fit Grundy in the ruck, had to fill with some cash cows.

    Laird, Daniel, Short, Clark, Koschitzke, Highmore.(Jeffrey, Walker)

    Neale, Steele, Bont, Cripps, Taranto, Hill, Downie, Gulden. (Davies, McNeil, Bramble)

    Gawn, Grundy. (Hunter)

    Danger, Dusty, Cameron, Daniher, Dow, Waterman. (Scott, Spicer)

    Lemme know

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    1. Big no to Cameron. All the thumbs up are ridiculous. Would only pick one of cripps and taranto. U have taranto but are full y aware that might need to be upgraded at some point. If he scores 105 he’s a great pick, but when your team is complete he’ll probs need an upgrade. Cripps has the same negative potential. Could be wasting 3-4 trades for bo reason

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  29. Hey folks,

    Is it worth downgrading T.Phillips (F2) to Daniher in order to upgrade Cripps to a McRae/Steele

    Would leave my forward line as follows:
    Fwd: Dunkley, Zieball, Daniher, Dow, Rowe, Brockman. Cheers

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      1. People just dont take into account how the extra $ will be used. Its a clear bias until they see the full team lineup.

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  30. I might be set but feedback is welcome,

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Short, Jiath, Clark, L. Jones (Kosi, Highmore)

    MID: Neale, Steele, Oliver, Rowell, Caldwell, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Jordan, Downie, Lazzaro)

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    FWD: Dangerfield, Martin, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Rowe (Warner, Scott)

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  31. Would love some feedback, fairly happy with the structure but I had to pick quite a few 102k rookies to get all these top tier premos in and I’m left with almost no bank. The forward line is yuck but I’m not really loving any of the premo options down there.

    Def:
    Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Kosi, Highmore (Sharp, Chugg)
    Mid:
    Neale, Steele, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Clark, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, McNeil)
    Ruck:
    Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)
    Fwd:
    Dunkley, Ziebell, Daniher, Campbell, Warner, Rowe (Treacy, Scott)
    5.8k bank

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    1. Cburgz

      looking good..
      Id be happy to start this team if the rookies show up.
      I am a little concerned with you bank, as you say.

      Thats a very packed Midfield. I would have a plan to maybe downgrade Merrett to Cripps / Rowell, if you need the cash to get in the better rookies.

      Also depending on where Rookies show up, you could move J Clark Back and Campbell to the Midfield.

      Food for thought anyway.

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      1. Yeah, such a small bank isn’t ideal – especially if there’s a rookie I miss and need to correctively trade for.
        I can currently swing Clark back with Sharp and Brockman fwd with Scott so there is a bit of potential cover for rookies if some aren’t named.
        Clark would probably be the one I’d downgrade if I had to switch up some of the rookies – going him to Dow or Impey (swing Campbell mid) could also potentially work.

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  32. Def:Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short,
    J Clarke, Koschitzke, Briggs,
    T Highmore.

    Mids: Neale, Bont , Merrett, Cripps,
    Taranto, Powell, Downie, Gulden,
    E Smith, Brockman, Scott.

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy, Hunter.

    Forwards: Dunkley, Martin, Ziebell,
    Campbell, Warner, Bergman, Rowe,
    Treacy.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!

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  33. Batshit crazy time.

    All or nothing betting against the established dominance of rucks. Will either spectacularly fail or succeed. Either way, too many years of plodding in the middle or back of a large pack.

    Betting on:
    Rise of the defender as the scoring hub – including as captain options
    Betting against defenders who are actually midfielders
    The cheap rookies crowding our mid bench are all teaks
    Ruckman will decline and I will be able to get the best 2 later
    Only playing rookies with decent js

    Def. Lloyd, Maynard, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Houston (Kosi, Highmore)
    Mid. Oliver, Bont, Merrett, Dunkley, Walsh, Rowell, Dow, Campbell (Powell, Brockman, Downie)
    Ruck. Martin, Flynn (Treacy)
    Fwd. Heeney, Ziebell, Impey, Warner, Fullerton, Bergman (Jones, Rowe)

    125k leftover

    Of the options I have rejected
    Clark – think Duncan takes his spot
    Jordan – think Viney takes this
    Meek – think Darcy takes this
    Hunter – Ryder takes this
    Henry – maybe has tenure, but his scoring worries me
    I like the potential js of Cox and Cahill, but I am not sure they will make 150k
    Bruhn- it’s GWS.
    Gulden- maybe replace Downie, if selected. Think Fownie gets pushed out by Wingard and/or Titch.

    I know it’s easy to float teams like this and then fold when the season actually starts, but I am genuinely going to run this team (or something extremely close, depending on selections).

    Expecting a lot of TD, but it certainly doesn’t look the same!

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    1. If you have an idea you want to run with don’t be half-assed about it.

      Back your logic and then you have no excuses, it’s success or failure for the idea.

      Can’t say I agree with all of your choices even given your premise, but good on you for doing something different than running middle of the pack.

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    2. Would put treaty in forward line and have hunter on bench. 1 trade will get you a few replacement options

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  34. TU – Lloyd, Neale, Danger, Daniher

    TD – Ridley, Macrae, Dunkley, Butters

    Second option pushes Ziebell to F3, which just sits with me better but will be hard to get Lloyd and Neale in :/

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  35. Lloyd and danger to go 130 plus first few weeks and remind people why they are essential. Looks like macrae and dunks will be keen to show why they are top “dogs” too. I’ve had to pass on dow impey and daniher to fit these in , but who is really going to finish with them at the end of year. Only midpricer I’ve gone is taranto – he’ll average 105 but hopefully more. I’ll upgrade around my shit rookies and will end up ok

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  36. Price adjustments happend after playing 2 games last year, Does it go back to playing 3 games this year.?

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  37. DEF – Laird, Daniel, Short, H. Young, Clark, Jones (Koschitzke, Highmore)
    MID – Macrae, Petracca, Merrett, Fyfe, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, Smith (Downie, Gulden, Scott)
    RUC – Gawn, Draper (Hunter)
    FWD – Dunkley, Martin, Phillips, Caldwell, Ziebell, Rowe (Brockman, Treacy)

    Not sure whether to go Petracca or Bont for M2 at this point, which one do you guy think would do better out of the two?

    Also any other advice you may have (except anything about the Grawndy combo because I’ve explained my reasons enough for not doing it), please feel free to comment 🙂

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    1. Why have Draper?
      Hunter will match his output for the 8-weeks that you need him to and you could have flynn or fullarton at R3
      You could use the 250k saved to turn a speculative young into a keeper stewart
      or upgrade a couple of rookies to wildcards like fantasia, Drew,Harmes

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      1. Well Ratten did recently state that Marshall may come back in either Rd.2 or 3. Only going to get a game or two from Hunter. So I’d put Flynn and maybe even Fullarton ahead of Hunter at R2.

        But that being said……

        Flynn I know will game more game, but coming off an injury (even minor) is likely to affect his score. Might be someone I can safely put at R3 and gain me some extra cash, but I’m in no way willing to risk him at R2.

        If Fullarton plays he’ll be sharing ruck duties with either or both McInerney and Smith, with McInerney I’m assuming will be the main ruckman.

        If I HAD to pick a rookie at R2, it would probably be out of Flynn and Treacy (who should be a lock in Freo’s side until Lobb returns from injury)

        But I would never trust a rookie who has never played a game of AFL, to start at any time of the year at R2.

        Back to your question of why Draper is in my side. He already has some experience up his sleeve, and will be taking the ruck duties pretty much by himself now that Bellchambers is gone. He’s a big lad too for a ruck at 203cm, so he should get plenty of hitouts, and he’s also not bad with possessions and moving around the ground too. There’s a reason why the Saints wanted him. I think he’ll take his game to the next level this season.

        His average I think will be at least around the 90-95 mark. As long as him and Gawn are consistently getting at least 220-30 between them, that’s a win for me. I don’t expect to have him all season. Unless he’s averaging 100-110+, my plan will be to upgrade him to Grundy once he’s reached his peak.

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      2. Dja…Hunter to play for 8 weeks and match Draper ? Big call for someone who has not played an afl game, and has Marshall AND Ryder both probably only a few week away. I’m betting that after 8 rounds, Draper who is only going to score more in his no 1 ruck role, will be 500 pts ahead of Hunter.

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  38. Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Clark, Kozi
    ( Highmore, Chugg )

    Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Taranto, LDU, Campbell, Powell, Gulden
    ( Bruhn, Brockman, Downie )

    Gawn, Draper ( Hunter )

    Dunkley, Dusty, J.Higgins, Ziebell, Dow, Warner
    ( Rowe, A.Scott )

    Im locking in taking a punt on LDU and Higgins.
    Is 3 dogs premos too much?

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  39. I’m having a tough time starting GAWNDY. Is anyone else here starting a different optionatt R2.. is Gawn overs? Yes his a Captain’s choice each week is he still not far to pricey? Grundy I just feel will drop off no real statistic to back this up purely a hunch. I think Cox and Cameron both play more than previous seasons and can only hurt.. I really wanted to see another option put there hand up in the AAMMI but wasn’t too be . Let’s get some discussion going please

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    1. G’day Maverick, i am personally set on Gawndy, however i believe the only worthwhile options to replace either would be Draper or O’Brien (with a big preference toward O’Brien).

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    2. There are both over priced due to last years scaling to get enough SC points p/game and, both will both lose scoring opportunities due to the rule changes reducing ball ups and throw ins (15% reduction in aammi)
      They will still be the top 2 rucks in supercoach but their averages will be 10-20 lower

      That’s a statistics analysis derived opinion NOT a budget ruck shopping dream

      Marks & Kicks increased over previous season aves (marks by 20%) they are both multi-point scoring actions and points are always limited to 3,300
      Less sympathy points for rucks who had 40 hitouts but only 3 to advantage

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    3. Mav.

      I can’t talk you out of Gawn and Grundy.

      They collectively tick too many boxes. Firstly..

      Grundy.

      Still young, he had a hard time last year. He is a Captain option almost every week. I think he is floor priced and a shoe in to finish top 2 Rucks.
      Not only that , this is the sealer. He plays every game. How many Rucks do that ?

      Now Max.

      Yes he’s over priced. Yes he can pick up the odd injury.
      He is also the highest scorer in SC when on the park.
      In a game where the Captain scores double. For your Captain, you would want the guy who scores the most right ?

      Also… this is the sealer for me.
      The Dee’s first 6.
      Freo – Meek
      Saints- Hunter
      GWS – Flynn
      Geelong – Stanley
      Hawks – Big boy
      Richmond – Nank.

      Lets face it Gawn will murder the first three.
      160+ is not out of the question.
      The next 3 aren’t much better.
      Lock in 135+
      If your not on Gawn as your Captain for those first few rounds.

      Well good luck catching up.

      Find a way to start both.
      They are both great picks on their own merit.

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      1. Thanks FT,

        I think I am pretty well locked in with Gawn especially with the fixture he has early, juicy! It’s Grundy I am just so unsettled with atm. It would have been nice to have been atleast one more AAMMI game to get a read on him v Draper and probably ROB. For now GAWNDY is locked and loaded.

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      2. Grundy has a 12 game ave of 106 or 109 ( 1 cant remember which)
        “He had a hard time last year” is a vague response to a very significant fact.
        When every other ruck benefited from scaling why did his last 12 games deliver an ave under 110?

        If a 600k+ player ended season 2020 with a 12 game ave that was 14 points higher than his 2020 season ave we’d all have him locked into whatever position he played.

        yet a 600K+ player whose 12 game ave was 14 points lower than his season ave is ignored as a massive risk?

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        1. I do agree Dja .

          I’ve been nervous about Grundy for a while it’s just no one else put there hand up in the AAMI and screamed pick me. Draper is a consideration but not overly confident he can generate the $$$. His that awkward price id love him too be 80-100k less like a Stef.

          Starting too see a few more teams running a Flynn hunter meek at R2 . Whether they do come lockout is a different story. Can’t say I have the plums for that.

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            1. Not really weendog. I prefer a ruckman whose not going to share the duties. Need Vardy out of the picture. Nicnat just doesn’t get the minutes I’d like

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          1. I Have Grundy still. I couldn’t gain an extra premium and almost everybody will be incurring similar loss

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        1. I feel your a no fuss no mucking around type wighty and locked in GAWNDY and disposed of the key?

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          1. Maverick,

            I reckon Wighty might have Gawn and Draper and 3-4 other Essendon players.
            He is always helpful with advice when it comes to Essendon players…..and with no bias either….LOL

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            1. Quite right on Gawn/Draper….allowed me to get Laird at D2.
              As for how many bombers in my team, Zerrett, Heppell, Caldwell, Draper, and Daniher…lol.
              Gotta say my byes look great already.

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    4. Maverick, Call me a Goose but I am with you on this one!

      I am Going Ballistic and flying into the Danger Zone with the following ruck setup: Gawn, Hunter (Flynn). With one of Fullarton or Treacy on fwd bench.

      Gawn is almost certainly more overpriced than Grundy but he is still the most likely to top score and be perma-captain each week. No doubt Grundy is a Top Gun and could avg around 130 but gotta look at the value and scoring potential of the whole team across all lines. Given the rule changes, premo rucks look likely to take a points hit, while running defenders and even key forwards look like benefitting. The 550k I save on Grundy let’s me run with only one onfield rookie in defence and an extra premo forward or midfielder. My starting team will have 13-14 likely keepers instead of 11-12.

      If Grundy avgs 130 and Hunter 75 then I still make up these points on other lines. Meanwhile, Hunter and Flynn have huge potential to skyrocket in value faster other rookies. I feel the need. The need for speed!

      The risk is if they Don’t play at least 5-6 games. Sure, Hunters JS could be short lived but Flynn looks as safe as any rookie. When I trade one out, I can swing Fullarton or Tracey to R3. Also, I have Briggs sitting on my def Bench as a dpp loophole. But if Flynn gets rested/injured then Briggs probably plays anyway. I spread the risk because I have 3 ruck rookies. Also, Because I have extra keepers on other lines already, I am not overly concerned about having to eventually burn an extra trade or two for a premo R2.

      So if I am not leaking points, possibly even scoring better, and increasing team value, then it is a risk versus reward trade off that I am willing to take.

      I might crash and burn, but at least will be a fun ride.

      Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

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      1. The more and more I think about it I get closer to starting a rookie at R2 ! I think I’m going to join you getonthebeers.

        It sounds like a fun little ride I think I’ll grab an extra premo down back with the $$. It will be something like this

        TU : Lloyd & Hunter/Flynn (R2)

        TD : Grundy & Briggs D6

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        1. As Chameleon suggested elsewhere, hope should not get in the way of logic but I think there is sound logic here, along with a healthy dose of risk and luck.

          FD says to base your structure around the best available rookies. Rookie rucks have better scoring/price potential than most other rookies.

          The biggest risk here is whether they play enough games to get to their max price. Indications are the Flynn will get a good run but Hunter is less certain given Marshall and Ryder could both be back in a few weeks. Because of that risk I have both Fullarton and Treacy on my fwd bench to swing in if Hunter and Flynn go out. That would curtail their earning but mitigates the risk of any donuts.

          In theory (only), you can then upgrade to premo R2 sooner than you would be able to upgrade your def line and stuck with onfield rookie defender longer.

          So yes it is risky, but I do think there is sound logic behind it.

          Final word of warning: : once you put a rookie R2 in your line up and see what a great difference it makes to the rest of your line-up, it will be difficult to come back down from the ledge. So be sure you are prepared that it could all go horribly wrong. But you never know, the view from the ledge could be worthwhile!

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  40. Feeling pretty settled on this line-up, just looking to tweak rookies as they get named.

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Williams, H.Young, J.Clarke, Jones (Highmore, Kozi).

    MID: Neale, Oliver, Brayshaw (Fre), Walsh, Cripps, Campbell, Powell, Downie (Gulden, Brockman, Jordon).

    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter).

    FWD: Dangerfield, Dunkley, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Rowe (Treacy, Scott).

    Only things i am pondering is whether to start Williams, or upgrade him to Stewart by dropping Brayshaw to Rowell.

    Any thoughts/comments are welcomed.

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  41. TU: Taranto

    TD: LDU

    Will probably end up being my M8 due to injuries form slumps and unexpected suspensions causing me to be low on trades

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    1. I’d say Taranto is the “safe” pick here Dja he’s shown his ceiling, looks to have a decent role and GWS should win games.
      LDU has plenty of upside and his game is built nicely for SC he just hasn’t had the opportunity yet but his time is here he’s at that age and is a bull

      If you haven’t already gone with too many risks else where I think LDU is worth a shot. I’ve uhmed and arghed over LDU myself.

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        1. Yeah tough one NDD. The shinboners are in for a tough year plenty of losses usually resulting in a few less points shared there way. Still really like the LDU pick but that’s probably some bias coming in from a north supporter

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  42. Def.
    R.Laird, C.Daniel, T.Stewart, Z.Williams, H.Young, T.Highmore (K.Briggs, J.Koschitske)

    Mid.
    L.Neale, C.Oliver, J.Macrae, Z.Merrett, P.Cripps, J.Clark, T.Bruhn, T.Powell (E.Smith, C.Downie, E.Gulden)

    Ruck.
    M.Gawn, L.Meek (M.Flynn)

    For.
    J.Dunkley, T.Phillips, O.Fantasia, J.Ziebell, J.Daniher, P.Dow (J.Treacy, J.Rowe)

    16k left over.

    Hit me with some suggestions!

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  43. Here goes. A little emphasis on players I think will benefit from rule changes, longer games and less rotations

    Defenders
    Laird, Short, Houston, Clark, Kositchke, Highmore (Murray, Chugg)
    Mids
    Bont, Zerrett, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, B Hill, Jordon, A Scott, (Brockman, Downie, Saunders – for Captains Loophole – Hawks play 5 of first 6 on a Sunday or later)
    Forwards
    Dangerfield, Dunkley, Martin, Phillips, Ziebell, Rowe, (Treacy, Waterman)
    Rucks
    Gawn, English (My big tip to close the gap on Grundy..) (Hunter)

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  44. Def.
    Laird, Daniel, short, H Clark, J Clark, Kosinski, (Gould, Highmore)
    Mid.
    Oliver, Wines, Mcluggage, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Campbell, F Macrae, (Downie, Gulden, Scott)
    Ruck
    Gawn, Grundy, (Flynn)
    For.
    Dunkley, Greene, De Goey, Ziebell, Daniher, Rowe, (Brockman, Treacy)

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    1. Way too much risk for my liking, having clarke and clark as well as wines, mcluggage, taranto all quite risky…. Whereas Greene and De Goey are very risky even as individual picks.

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  45. Hey All!

    First time posting, any help would be appreciated, looks like im steering clear of mid price madness for the most part.

    Laird Daniel Stewart Short Jones Koscz (Highmore, Gould)

    Neale Oliver Bont Zerrett Rowell Powell Gulden Downie (Durdin, Brockman, Scott)

    Gawn Grundy (Hunter)

    Danger Dusty Ziebell Briggs Rowe Treacy (Cockatoo Chugg)

    $900 in the bank, yeah basically nothing. Thanks

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  46. Why is nobody picking English?? The Gawn Grundy combo is on the decline now…

    English looks to finally be at that level he could sustain a year of form, has an absolute gun injury free midfield around him and his practice match looked promising.

    Can someone tell me why i shouldn’t get him?

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  47. Hi all,

    First draft so would love some thoughts! $126k in the bank

    Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Lloyd, DGB, Briggs (Highmore, Koschitze)
    Macrae, Zerett, Josh Kellyy, Gaff, Phillips, Smith, Gulden, A.Fyfe (Brockman, Downie, Scott)
    Gawndy (Meak)
    Danger, Dunkley, Impey, Dow, Cahill, Rowe (Jones, Treacey)

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  48. Laird, Daniel, Short, Cumming, Grainger-Barras, Kozi ( Jones, Highmore)

    Neale, Oliver, Fyfe, Merrett, Dow, W.Phillips, Bruhn, Downie (Powell, Macrae, Gulden)

    Gawn, English (Treacy)

    Dunkley, Heeney, Caldwell, T.Phillips, Tilthorpe, Campbell (Rowe, Brockman)

    Any thoughts would be appreciated

    Thanks!

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  49. Ist attempt. Any help appreciated.

    Lloyd, Laird, Short, H.Young, L.Jones, Briggs. (Koschitzke, Highmore)

    Neale, Oliver, Walsh, Rowell, Green, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, Scott)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Dangerfield, Dusty, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Rowe (Warner, Treacy)

    $175,000 ITB.

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  50. M4 position.

    TU – Danger, getting older but a safety net to swing forward if needed.
    TD – Merrett, final year of contract. Could up his average.

    Mids – Neale, Macrae, Oliver, ???? Rowell, …..
    For – Dunkley, Butters, Ziebell, ….

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  51. Thoughts on my final squad (subject to rooks)

    B – Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Short, Clark, Jones (Kosi, Highmore)
    M – Neale, Macrae, Dunks, Walsh, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, Downie (Gulden, Davies, Scott)
    R – Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
    F – Butters, De Goey, Ziebell, Bergman, Rowe, Brockman (Waterman, Treacy)

    $136k bank to pay up for rookies

    Wanted Josh Kelly but can’t get him in unless I sacrifice Lloyd, or move Flynn & Jones to Hunter & Briggs

    De Goey I’m least certain on but I’m taking a punt. Lloyd could be sacrificed to Daniel if I need to run with no backline rooks (bring in H.Young)

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  52. Hi all. For M3. I keep changing from one to the other. Can’t get both without getting thin down back or up front,….

    Tu Bont
    Td Z Merrett

    Cheers

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  53. Which is the better option –

    TU – J Clark at D5 (with Laird, Daniel, Stewart, H Young & one onfield rookie) and T Phillips at F2 (with Dunkley, Ziebell, Caldwell & 2 onfield rookies) and $90K
    OR
    TD – Downgrade J Clark for another rookie (so 2 onfield rookies in backline) and upgrade T Phillips to Danger, with maybe $5k

    Is having one premium and one rookie better than 2 midpricers?

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  54. Hi All,

    Still very unsettled but:

    Def- Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Howe, J Clark, Koschitzke (Highmore, Murray)

    Mid- Neale, Petracca, Martin, Rowell, Taranto, Tyson, Campbell, Powell ( Downie, Gulden, Jordan)

    Rucks- Grawndy (Flynn)

    Forwards- Phillips, Caldwell, Zeibell, Daniher, Dow, Warner (Brockman, Treacy)

    Forward line is week but ultimately think F1,F2 &F3 will average 90+ and eventually will move Martin into forward line.

    Ideally realise I have too many 200k-300k players and need to make some changes with these 5 and get Dunkley in.

    Happy to hear any feedback.

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  55. Def : laird Daniel short Docherty young jaith (Briggs Highmore)
    Mid : bont zerret danger cripps j.clark Campbell powell (gulden brockman downie )
    Rick : Gawn Grundy (reeves)
    Fed : dunkley phillips Zieball daniher frederick warner (Bergman Rowe).
    Briggs to swing with Fantasia if a defender goes down which I just realised I don’t have in forward line ( think I got him in fantasy) anyway might turn Briggs to butt or whoever is named. Reeves loophole.
    Remaining Bal : $29 800.
    A few midprices not sure on and missing a couple of Uber prems ( the price of going with grawndy.
    Thoughts would be appreciated

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        1. To be honest after posting this I had a read of some other teams in particular stewy the swans team if u remember that one ( flynn on field). I’m not particularly a strong trader his guns and rook strategy seems easier to manage and quicker to upgrade to a full prem team which I’ve never been able to do. Won’t be copying that’d be pointless but definitely starting a rook ruck on field and probably five changes cash permitting. Also I gotta say I really enjoy reading the comments of some of the regulars on this site. You being one of them.

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          1. I’ve been busy today but following up on the stewy’s flynn on field team. I think downgrading Gawn to Grundy should allow me to replace two on field rooks with Dow and daniher one in mid one in fwd. And then hoping laird or Lloyd to doch will allow me Walsh to bont. Anyway I think tonight I’ll give it a try. Good luck.

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  56. DEF

    C. Daniel
    J. Short
    E. Hughes
    R. Bonner
    C. Jiath
    J. Clark
    J. Koschitzke
    L. Jones

    I have gone with a unique team to say the least. I’ve gone with potential break out players this year and grundy, I don’t think is worth the price atm. Have at it

    MIDS

    M. Bontempelli
    S. Walsh
    M. Rowell
    J. Sinclair
    L. Shiels
    L. Sholl
    B. Sier
    P. Dow
    W. Phillips
    T. Powell
    C. Downie

    RUCKS

    M. Gawn
    M. Pittonet
    J. Treacy

    FWD

    J. De Goey
    T. Phillips
    I. Rankine
    J. Ziebell
    B. Campbell
    C. Durdin
    J. Daniher
    J. Rowe

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    1. Ooof, that’s a no from me. Sorry, Angus. Way too many SC-irrelevant players and unnecessary PODs just based off of AAMI scores. I’ll run through em’ line by line:

      DEF
      Daniels, Short, Jiath and Clark are all solid picks, but Bonner and Hughes are just not SC material. Scored well in the AAMI game, but that won’t carry through the season especially since they both play in settled back sixes. Flick both of them.

      MID
      Shiels is on the way down and only popped off on ball in the AAMI game because Titch and O’Meara were out- not a viable SC pick. Sinclair’s an interesting one, but shouldn’t be your M4. If you’re set on him it should be at M5/6. Might also be a year early on Sholl; kid’s going to be a gun, but there’s already too many accumulators in the Crows midfield that’ll restrict his service. Personally didn’t like the look of Sier as he was divvying up CBAs with Daicos and Elliot (10 a piece) and Adams is set to return, he’d need a better CBA load to justify 313k imo.

      RUC
      The Saints second fiddle rucks in Hunter and McKernan flattered Pittonet. He racked up 37 HOs and still barely tonned. Doesn’t do enough around the ground, look elsewhere.

      FWD
      De Goey and Phillips are good picks, but Rankine’s same deal as Sholl and also injured, line through him.

      Again, don’t base your selections off of who scored well in the AAMI games; it’s a tiny sample size and nowhere near close to game day conditions. The AAMI scores from guys like Shiels, Bonner and Hughes will probably be their highest for the year lol.

      Don’t feel you need to cram your team with mid-pricers. There’s nothing wrong with rookies on-field, you need them and a handful will actually score well relative to their price. By going for very few actual premos you’ll severely limit your captaincy options each week. Looking at your team, Gawn and Bont are probably the only two you could safely chuck the VC/C on – that’s an issue.

      Anyway, re-think those picks and have another crack.

      Best of luck.

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    2. Good on ya for deliberately creating a very different and unique team. History tells us that nailing multiple potential breakouts is unlikely to be successful. You can recover from a couple of misses but too many will leave you unable to generate enough cash and not enough trades to upgrade.

      Maybe consider concentrating your risk in the area you think there is the most upside , I.e. All value picks in the fwd line, or a rookie R2. But balance this with safer picks on the other lines. Good luck mate!

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    1. For reference, my other premo mids are Bont, Satan and Cripps. And I have Dunkley and Phillips at F1 and F2

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  57. My Dad has locked the cellar and told me to lay off the turps this week. So, while I am doing that, I have finalised my team.

    LLoyd Laird Daniel Lukosious Clark Walker (c loop) Briggs/Koschitzke

    Oliver Bont Merrett Danger Heppell Powell Sharp Downie Ralphsmith/Brockman/Gulden

    Gawn Draper Flynn

    Martin Heeney Caldwell Ziebell Daniher Rowe Warner/Treacy

    $178.6k cash which I am happy about…allows me lots of options during first few rounds. I like that I actually have three ruck rookies (including Briggs). Main headache was Heppell or Rowell…Heppell will generate more $.
    Rookies subjective of course but reckon I have lots of cash to be generated.

    Now…where is that goonbag I had hidden under the bed !!!???

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  58. …..and on a more serious note;
    IMO there is a little bit of contradiction with personal selections and ruck selection comments, ie comments about which rookie rucks and why,…and yet we choose Short and Clark.
    Let’s take a step back and try not to be too clouded with our hopes that we forget logic, of which both are always controlled by luck anyway.

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    1. Hope, logic and luck. That pretty much sums up SuperCoach.

      Need all 3. You quite rightly suggest that logic should outweigh hope. I do agree. But to win you gotta take risks to make yourself a POD to the rest of the pack. Might work, might not, but there will be a large peloton of very similar teams if we all apply the same logic.

      Once the games start and we have real data, then logic plays a greater role in our trade decisions. But for now fortune may also favour the brave.

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  59. T/up – Dangerfield, Harry Sharp

    T/down – Dustin Martin, Braeden Campbell

    Leaning towards Dusty and Braeden, only because Danger stated it was gonna take him a couple of weeks to get to full fitness. But don’t know if I should take the risk of not having him from the start. Any suggestions?

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  60. Lloyd, Laird, Daniels, Duggan, Chapman, Koschitzke (Briggs, Highmore)

    Neale, Oliver, Merrett, Taranto, Green, Dow, Powell, Downie (Brockman, Gulden, Davies)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Danger, Dunks, Ziebell, Campbell, Smith, Rowe (Waterman, Treacy)

    Have $67 700 left. Tossing up between Short and Duggan, Taranto and Cripps

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  61. Thoughts legends ?

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Short, H.Clark, H.Young, L.Jones // Koschitzke, Highmore
    MID: Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Taranto, Heppell, B.Campbell, Powell, Gulden // Brockman, Downie, A. Scott
    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy // Flynn
    FWD: Danger, D. Martin, Ziebell, Impey, Dow, Warner // Bergman, Rowe

    1.4k left :))

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  62. Any late suggestions would be much appreciated!!!

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Clark, Kosi, (Wehr, Highmore)

    MID: Neale, Bont, Adams, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Gulden, (Durdin, Downie, Davis)

    RUCK: Grundy, Draper (Treacy)

    FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Ziebell, Campbell, Briggs, Rowe, (Brockman, Waterman)

    Cheers guys!

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  63. Will Clark and Short revert back to last year roles when Duncan and Houli return in a couple of weeks?

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  64. Def: Laird, Daniel, Short, Howe, Clark, W. Gould*, Cox*, Wehr*

    Mid: Neale, Fyfe, Cripps, Rowell, Heppell, Powell*, F. Macrae*, Downie*, Bruhn*, Brockman*, Gulden,

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy, Meek*

    Fwd: Dangerfield, Martin, Daniher, Dow, Campbell*, Treacy*, Rowe*, Waterman*

    $112K left over, * = rookie.

    Feels weird starting the year without Oliver, or Macrae but they’ll come into the side in good time, in defence I was choosing between Ridley, Short and Howe for Def 3 & 4. Forwards are light on for premiums and Dunkley will come in as soon as I can get him in. I’ll adjust the rookies as debut news comes out over the next week or so. I could turn Daniher into a minimum price rookie and then turn Dow into De Goey, but I really don’t trust that De Goey will finally turn into the consistent A-lister he could be.

    Any Suggestions?

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  65. Likelihood of Caldwell being Top 6-8 FWD at the end of the season?

    T/U: Yeah, a good chance he will
    T/D: Nah, not even a Top 10 FWD

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    1. He and ziebell will last in my team until the end of the byes. At which point they will morph into the 2 best performing forwards that I don’t have.

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  66. Def
    Lloyd, laird, daniel, williams, j.clark, highmore (briggs, koschitske)

    Mid
    Oliver, macrae,merrett, danger, cripps, bruhn, powell, ely smith (gulden, downie, a.scott)

    Ruck
    Gawn, nank (flynn)

    For.
    Dunkley, Phillips, ziebell, daniher, dow, bergman (rowe, treacy)

    14k in bank

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  67. Hey boys and girls, would love a little feedback on the team, constantly changing it up but finally found something I like. This is the team with $37.5k left in the bank.

    DEF: R.Laird, C.Daniel, T.Stewart, J.Short, J.Clark, J.Koshitzke (L.Jones and T.Highmore)

    MID: L.Neale, C.Oliver, Z.Merret, P.Cripps, M.Rowell, B.Campbell, T.Bruhn, T.Powell (C.Downie, E.Gulden and A.Scott)

    RUC: B.Grundy, S.Draper (P.Hunter)

    FWD: P.Dangerfield, J.Dunkley, J.Ziebell, J.Daniher, P.Dow, J.Rowe (J.Treacy and A.Waterman

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  68. Hello very new to SuperCoach was told best place to speak about and ask for tips and help can you please critic my team for changes..

    Ryan, laird, Stewart
    Cox, Wher, Highmore
    (Gould, Kozzy)

    Neale, Steel, Oliver, Merritt, Rowell
    Bruhn, Powell, Gulden
    (Campbell, Scott, Downie)

    Gawn, Grundy (treacy)

    Dunkley, Martin, Phillips
    Brockman, Waterman , Rowe
    Henry, Briggs

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    1. Howdy!

      Team’s not looking bad at all for a newbie. There’s a couple of worries though.

      Gould I don’t think will be getting much game time, at least not earlier on in the year. Also not too sure about Wehr too, but I might be wrong. I have heard things about him, but I don’t think he played in the pre-season games.
      Probably want to look at rookies like Lachie Jones, Kieran Briggs (who you already have in your forward line), and Denver Grainger-Barras. Could even put someone like Jordan Clark or Hayden Young who look like they’re ready to raise the game up a level or two. I know it might be like what most people are picking, but unfortunately cash cows and rookies in that area are in very short numbers right now.
      Rest of your defenders look fine (Love the Ryan-Laird-Stewart starter, very different)

      Midfield is looking looking pretty sweet, as are your rucks. That includes the rookie selections there too.

      Interesting forward setup, going 3 premos (exact same as mine actually) and the rest are all rookies. Pretty much the same setup as your defence. Not sold on Waterman getting a lot of game time, same with Brockman (even though I have him on the bench currently). Haven’t heard heaps about Henry, so I’m not in a place to say anything on him right now. Wouldn’t hurt to turn one of them though into a cash cow like Ziebell or Caldwell, who’ll have much better security in keeping their spots in their respective teams. They should make you some decent money before the byes come along, then turn them into a Dangerfield or another forward premo.

      Although as well, having one guy in your side that’s not playing creates the option for the captain loophole.

      So yeah, I think in the end it’ll come down to picking the right rookies come Round 1. Keep the cash-cow options in mind as well, especially in the defence. But going only premos and rookies could work well for you too, it’s different from what most people are going for. If successful enough, you could end up having a stellar year with a really good rank.

      All the best for this year ^.^

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  69. Thoughts lads? Been tossing up going big on 4 defenders or putting my money somewhere else? Draper may be on the cards here.

    Defenders: Lloyd, Laird, Short, H. Clark, Kozi, Highmore (Briggs, Murray)

    Midfield: Oliver, Macrae, Merret, Rowell, Taranto, J. Clark, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, Scott)

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (hunter)

    Forward: Dunkley, Martin, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Bergman (Rowe, Treacy)

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  70. Team selection number 900. Getting closer to being happy with it.. rookies subject to change as usual

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Short, Clark, Briggs, Highmore (Kosci, Where

    MID: Steele, Oliver, Merrett, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Gulden ( Smith, Durdin, Downie)

    R: Gawn, Draper (Hunter)

    FWD: Sidebottom, Martin, Phillips, Ziebell, Macrae, Laurie (Rowe, Scott)

    Yay or nay ?
    Advice / pick it apart would be helpful

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    1. G’day Moose

      How much bank do you have left?

      A couple of things to think about: Sidebottom – calf injury 2 weeks out from Rd 1, will he be right to go?? For mine he’s a risk, go to Dunkley/Danger.
      Def rookies – Do you have a plan in place if Wehr and/or Briggs don’t get named Saturday night?

      If you have the cash find a way to get Campbell in fwd or mid. High price rookie but will play and will make you cash.

      Good luck.

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      1. Well this is funny. I went Danger and Campbell to sidebottom and Powell so I had cash for Clark haha.

        I can change sidebottom to dunkley with 1k to spare. I would love Campbell but struggling to find the cash

        Thanks for the help

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      2. The Sunday rookies could cause havoc. I also have Briggs, but hope that any of Fyfe, Wehr, Highmore or Jones get named as well and its not a problem.

        Love to know what time Sunday teams are named…hopefully before the two Sat night games start.

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  71. Backs: Laird, Mills, Short, Duggan, Kozi, Jones (Highmore/Gould)

    Mids: Steele, Merret, Crips, Rowell, Dacios, Tyson, Bruhn, Powell (Jordan/Gulden/McNeil)

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy (Trecy)

    Forwards: Danger, Martin, Atkins, Ziebell, Dow, Brockman (Rowe/Scott)

    32k left

    I want Clarke at D5 but I think Atkins, Ziebell, Tyson will all out score him.

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    1. Currently trying to work out how to start with Caldwell as F2 so it’s good to see some consider him as F1 haha.

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  72. Something a bit different here. A TU/TD for two different sides.. one running GAWNDY the other team is 3 rookies rucks but gives me some nice premiums! I think the rookie rucks will rocket in price IF they play.
    Any advice and criticism is welcome on either side .. Bench rookies are just ya standards so gonna leave them off to shorten the post.

    TU:
    DEF: Laird Daniel Short Clark Jones sharp

    MID: Neale Oliver MacRae Merrett Rowell Dow Campbell Powell

    RUCK: GAWNDY

    FWD: danger Dunkley Ziebell Bergman Rowe Brockman

    Bank $70k

    TD:
    DEF: Laird Daniel Stewart short Docherty Jones

    MID: Neale Oliver Bont Merrett brayshaw Rowell Powell Gulden

    RUCK: meek Flynn (hunter)

    FWD: Dunkley dusty Phillips Ziebell Campbell Warner

    Bank :$4k

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  73. I think I’m getting closer to my finished product. Who am I kidding? I’ll keep making changes!

    Backs: laird, Daniel, short, Clarke, h young, highmore, Em: kosi / Fyfe

    Mids: Merrett, Macrae, Dunkley, Oliver, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, gulden, Em: Davies, McNeil, Scott

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy Em: hunter

    Forwards: danger, Dunkley, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Warner Em: Rowe, treacey.

    I’ve had to really skimp on my emergency rookies but that’s helped me get 12 keepers and the cows and rookies I wanted as my best 22.

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  74. Hi all, not long now, this is my second draft and I don’t know how I feel about the team I’ve made so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Kosi, L.Jones, Highmore (Briggs, A.Fyfe)
    MID: Neale, Oliver, Z.Merrett, Cripps, Rowell, Powell, Mcneil, Downie (Jordan, Anthony Scott, Gulden)
    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Treacy)
    FWD: Danger, Dunkley, Dusty, Campbell, Rowe, Warner (Brockman, Waterman)
    $12,700 in the bank
    Cheers!!

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  75. Really unsure about this team.
    Would love some feedback.

    Laird, Ridley, Daniel
    Short, Clark, Koschitzke
    (Briggs, Highmore)

    Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett
    Dow, Campbell, Powell, Smith
    (Bianco, Downie, Gulden)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Dangerfield, Phillips, Ziebell
    Daniher, Warner, Rowe
    (Brockman, Treacy)

    $28,700 Left in bank.

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  76. Thoughts?
    Def. laird, Daniel, Duggan, L. Jones, Briggs, Kosi (cox, highmore)
    Miss. Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Fyfe, Powell, gulden, downie ( bruhn, Campbell, Scott)
    Rucks. Gawn, Draper (meek)
    Fwd. danger, Dunkley, Martin, ziebell, Rowe, brockman ( treacy, waterman)
    $104k in bank

    Feedback appreciated.

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    1. I have the same F1 and F2, and I don’t think there’s an issue with it. Much more money to make in the FWD line it seems to start this season than on any other line at the moment, so I think you can afford to sit on premo FWDs more so than in other positions

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  77. Hello everyone,
    Happy last Sunday without football!!

    Made few changes from the last team I’ve  published.
    Heavier on the MID premos at the expenses of a premo FWD or a 4th premium-like DEF.
    Forward I’m really not fussed by anyone other than Danger and Marshall at the moment, I am banking on getting them both when Marshall is back and Danger gets a bit cheaper.

    59,400$ left, which is probably a touch too much?

    R. Laird, J. Ridley, C. Daniel,
    J. Clark, L. Jones, J. Koschitzke
    (T.Highmore, J.Wehr)

    L. Neale, J. Steele, C. Oliver,
    M. Bontempelli, Z. Merrett,
    B. Campbell, T. Powell, E. Smith
    (C. Downie, E. Gulden, A. Scott)

    M. Gawn, B. Grundy ( J. Treacy)

    J. Dunkley, D. Butler, J. Ziebell,
    J. Daniher, T. Fullarton, H. Jones
    ( J. Rowe, T. Brockman)

    Any feedback welcome!
    Mass

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  78. It is better to start the season with…

    T/U: Stewart as D3 & Laird as M5
    T/D: Cripps as M5 & Laird as D2/D3

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  79. Feel like it may be a no brainer but interested to see what fellow coaches think.

    T/U – Grundy, Ziebell, Brockman
    T/D – Draper, Dusty, McNeil

    Cheers,
    B321

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    1. I had Oliver out of my team to start the season for a while, mainly because of quite a tough run of opponents for Dees’ MIDs.

      But from my (not so long) experience, it doesn’t seem to matter who the Uber Premo MIDs play against, they mostly score well enough for their price anyway (even if they play against a tagger, now and then).

      I also saw some threads about whether it makes sense to start the season with Gawn or Grundy and 2 out of Meek, Hunter, Flynn/Briggs.

      When you look at Gawn match-ups in Rounds 1, 2, 3 – Meek, Hunter, Flynn/Briggs/Mumford – I wouldn’t be surprised, if he averaged close to 150.

      My point is that Gawn & Grundy is the top lock & load combo and Gawn & Oliver is the second best, to start the season, in my opinion.

      So yeah I’m starting Oliver (but I’m also going with Stewart as D3, most likely).

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  80. Hi all, any changes I should make here? PLS HELP. $130k in the bank.

    DEF: Ryan, Laird, Daniel, Stewart, J Clark, DGB (Kosch, Highmore)
    MID: MaCrae, Zerett, JKelly, Gaff, B Campbell, Powell, Brockman, Gulden (E Smith, JJordon, C Downie)
    RUCK: Gawndy (Treacy)
    FOR: Danger, Dunkley, Impey, Dow, Bergman, Rowe (Warner, AScott)

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  81. T/U Macrae, T Phillips
    T/D Danger (in mids), Butters

    The second one is probably better for my bye structure but thinking that’s secondary consideration

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  82. Hey everyone, please TU or TD this team. Have messed around with it for ages but I think it looks solid now. I’m positive on rookies except benches.
    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, Short, Clark, Kos (*Briggs, Highmore)
    Mid: Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Merret, Rowell, Powell, Downie, Gulden (Berry, Brockman, Scott)
    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
    For: Dunkley, Ziebell, Impey, Campbell, Warner, Rowe (Jones, Treacy)

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  83. Tu.
    Nank, lloyd, 102k rookie

    Td.
    Meek, $1,090,000 combo of def and mid/for

    Currently have
    *lloyd, laird, daniel, willliams
    Oliver, macrae, zerret, danger, cripps
    Gawn, *nank
    Dunkley, phillips

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    1. Buffalo, what about Lloyd and Meek plus someone like Caldwell in the mids or fwd line? Good luck…M

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  84. Check out my team…

    Lloyd, laird Daniel, Stewart, short, highmore…..

    steele, oliver, macrae, Merrett,clark,powell, gulden,downie….

    Gawn, grundy…

    dunks, Ziebel, Impey, campbell, warner, Rowe….

    I feel very confident in my team. Think I will start round 1 with it. not looking for anymore changes, unless I hear something new.

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  85. Laird Ridley Daniel Stewart Cox Koz Highmore loop

    Oliver Macrae Merritt Jelly Cripps Campbell Powell Gulden. 3 rooks.

    Gawn Flynn Meek

    Danger Dunkley Phillips Zieball Turner Rowe 2 rooks.

    80k

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  86. Hi all, think I’m finally happy with my team and will probably go into round 1 with it, may have to change some rookies tho.

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel
    Short, Young, Highmore
    (Koschitzke, Briggs)

    MID: Neale, Steele, Bont
    Merrett, Rowell, Clark
    Powell, Gulden
    (Brockman, Downie, Scott)

    RUC: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    FWD: Phillips, Ziebell, Daniher
    Campbell, Warner, Bergman
    (Rowe, Waterman)

    6.2K left, love to hear some feedback!

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  87. Appreciate some feedback

    Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Clark (Kosi, Highmore)

    Macrae, Merrett, Kelly, Danger, Cripps, Sloane, Campbell, Powell (Brockman, Downie, Gulden)

    Martin, Hunter (Flynn)

    Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Warner, Scott (Bergman, Rowe)

    95,000 remaining

    Have played around with swinging Clark mid and bringing in Young. Not sure if worth it.

    Not sold on Cripps having the year he used to. Think Sloane has potential to sit at M8 now fit after last year (someone has to get the ball out their midfield)

    Phillips seems a risk to me as not sold on all the hype.

    Also looked at Llyod to Young and then upgrade all of Phillips, Cripps and Sloane. Leaves one less keeper though which is a worry when starting rucks as is.

    Bring on the advise.

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    1. Cripps should improve but tbh a lot of people believe walsh will be better.

      Most of the thumbs down will be the ruck, I don’t actually mind the principle of two cheaper options, even starting rookies, so long as you have a clear escape plan. Trading out both to bring in a star makes sense especially with the low scores in the ruck from AAMI. I highly suspect we’re all gonna get burned by overpriced rucks this year.

      Nope, that’s not my big problem with your team, even with Hunter’s potential team spot being less than Fullerton’s.

      What kills your team for me is taking that brave risk in the rucks and taking onboard all that death or glory attitude to pick… Jelly and Sloane.

      Urgh.

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  88. Any suggestions?

    DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, H.Young, Clark, Koschitzke (Jones, Highmore)

    MID: Neale, Merrett, Fyfe, Cripps, Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Downie (Cockatoo, Gulden, McNeil)

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    FWD: Dangerfield, Dunkley, Ziebell, Warner, Rowe, Brockman (Laurie, Treacy)

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  89. thoughts on this team 4 days out?

    Def: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Young, Clark, Koschitzke – Briggs, Highmore

    Mid: Bont, Zerrett, Fyfe, Rowell, Taranto, Bruhn, Powell, Brockman – Downie, Gulden, Scott

    Ruck: Gawndy – Treacy

    Fwd: Danger, Dusty, Phillips, Ziebell, Campbell, Warner – Bergman, Rowe

    Still not 100% sure on r3 is treacy or meek gonna get more games?

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  90. my team after 10 million changes

    ryan, ridley,howe, de koning, koschitzke, highmore (jones and sharp)

    oliver, bonts, zerrett,laird,cripps,rowell, powell, brockman (downie, lazarro, gulden)

    gawn, grundy (flynn)

    danger, dunkley, ziebell, dow, bergman, rowe (treacey, scott)

    thanks

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      1. so now my defence is ridley, stewart, short, briggs koschitzke, highmore (de koning, fyfe) – is that better? i’m having trouble with defence without messing with other lines and i don’t really want to do that 🙁

        looking to bring williams and lloyd back in within the first couple of weeks

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  91. Def: Laird, Daniel, Williams, Cox, Jones, Koschitzke (Sharp, Highmore)
    Mid: Neale, Macrae, Tracca, Rowell, Taranto, B. Hill, Dow, Powell (Brockman, Downie, Gulden)
    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (Hunter)
    Fwd: Danger, Dusty, De Goey, Ziebell, Daniher, Campbell (Briggs, Rowe)
    110K

    Def: Laird, Daniel, Houston, Rich, Jones, Koschitzke (Briggs, Highmore)
    Mid: Neale, Steele, Macrae, Zerrett, Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Brockman (Sharp, Downie, Gulden)
    Ruck: Grundy, Martin (Hunter)
    Fwd: Danger, Dusty, De Goey, Ziebell, Daniher, Fullarton (Rowe, Scott)
    5K

    Split between the two, but need to make some changes; so feel free to tear it apart

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  92. Please can someone help justify why fullarton will play all of the games mcstay is set to miss (about 6 rounds), when daniher is clearly the second ruck and brisbane don’t need a third 199cm tall in the farward line. Plus i feel fullarton will score 60 on a good day and 30-40 the rest of the time. Its more if he plays his scoring potential sucks.

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    1. Daniher is coming back from an injury riddled couple of years, Brisbane will not want him to do excessive amounts of rucking … how’s that?

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  93. Any feedback on this team would be appreciated

    Def: Laird, Daniels, Stewart, Short, Clark, Wehr (Highmore, Kosi)

    Mid: Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Rowell, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, Downie (Gulden, Brockman, Bruhn)

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    Fwd: Dangerfield, Phillips, Ziebell, Daniher, Rowe, Laurie (Briggs, Waterman)

    60k in bank

    Rookies subject depending on R1 selection

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  94. Laird, Ridley, Daniel, Short, Jiath, Clark (Kosi, Highmore)

    Oliver, Bont, Zerrett, Walsh, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, Scott)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Butters, Phillips, Zieball, Danigher, Warner, Bergman (Rowe, Treacy)

    $1500 left

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    1. One possible change:

      Tu/Td

      Butters and Jiath to Bruhn (via Campbell) and a premo defender up to 581k

      Options to be named below

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  95. Thoughts,

    Mids – Neale, Oliver, Macrea, Cripps & ???????
    For – Dunkley & ???????

    TU – M Taranto & F Danger.
    TD – M Merrett & F Butters.

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  96. Can you start both Rowell and Taranto at M4 and M5? And would you?

    TU – Yes
    TD – No

    Interested to hear your thoughts.

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  97. Been thinking of trying to get some breakout candidates this year but had a new thought for just backing in the guns so some quick advice on this would be great.

    TU: Freo Brayshaw, Rowell, Caldwell
    TD: J Mac, Danger, rookie (probably Downie)

    Worth noting I have Steele, Oliver, Zerrett and Cripps in the mids and Dunkley as a FWD so this is making the choice on F2 and M3/4

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  98. T/U: Cripps
    T/D: Fyfe

    heard fyfe will play forward more with lob out so will that affect his score badly or do i still stick with him

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    1. IMO neither to much injury risk, Cripps is all outa sorts at moment has lost his Mojo – watch and wait for me.

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  99. Laird, Daniel, Mills, Duggan, J.Clark, Highmore (Jones, Koschitzke)

    Oliver, Walsh, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, T.Green, Powell, Gulden (Jordan, Downie, McNiel)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Butters, Phillips, Caldwell, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell (Rowe, Brockman)

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    1. Interesting team, a lot of risks/ mid pricers though and not enough premos for my liking.
      Could argue you are taking a decent sized risk on 7 players in your starting squad which IMO is far too high (Duggan, Rowell, Taranto, Green, Butters, Phillips, Caldwell) with a couple more that are slightly less risky but still unsure on in regards to SC scoring (Ziebell, Walsh, Cripps, J Clark).
      If you are happy with taking this many risks all at once then go ahead, but personally I would upgrade a few of these guys to premos and downgrade a few to rooks. I do love your rucks and some of your PODs

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  100. Have been listening to the players talk about the extra time on ground , rotation changes and rule change. Have decided I am not picking any player with a history of injury no matter how good they are.
    I feel by round 6/7 there will be a lot of soft tissue injuries and older injury affected players may feel the pinch.

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  101. Alright, i think I’m finally settled! Rookies are all placeholders atm but I’m hear for any advice! Feel free to be harsh if necessary 🙂
    $28,800k in the bank

    DEF: Ryan, Laird, Stewart, Young, Clark, Kos (L Jones, Highmore)

    MID: Neale, Oliver, Bont, Zerrett, Cripps, Dow, B Campbell, Powell (Brockman, Downie, Gulden)

    RUC: Gawndy (Hunter)

    FOR: Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Warner, Briggs, Bergman (Fullerton, Treacy)

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    1. With the money left over from the second option I can upgrade Rowell > Cripps. This leaves the midfield as follows: Neale, Satan, McRae, Merrett, Cripps/Rowell.
      Only $1,100 in the bank though

      T/U Cripps
      T/D Rowell

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  102. Every year im a Gawndy lock and throw away the key kinda guy, but its bugging me this year with the possible rule change effects & now Flynn confirmed R1 starter..what to do?

    TU: Gawn & Flynn (hunter)
    TD: In Gawndy, we trust.

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  103. I’m assuming no comments and the thumbs up would be it’s alright. Have I read the room correctly?? lol

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        1. Already got him. My backline is
          short Daniel Howe
          Clark Koschitzke highmore
          (Sharp Fyfe)

          Only $5 left in bank

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      1. I agree with you, and I know Macrae is a jet but I’m just unsure how things will go when Treloar comes back. Does his role change?

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  104. T/U – Walsh
    T/D – Taranto

    Getting cold feet on Walsh. Worst case I buy him if he hits the ground running. The extra $90k can assist with a backline mid-pricer or getting up to Oliver

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  105. D4
    THUMBS UP
    Short

    THUMBS DOWN
    Howe

    Or if there is someone that’s around the same price or lower that’s a better option comment

    Current defence
    Laird Daniel Stewart (short/howe)
    butts kosi

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  106. T/U – Taranto, De Goey
    T/D – Kelly, Dow

    Want to squeeze in Steele but I’d be too top heavy on RD14 byes

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    1. Don’t worry about byes unless your trying to win SuperCoach Australia , if you drop a game over the byes in a league it won’t matter that much if you get early wins IMO

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  107. I am putting the cue in the rack re posting my latest team. I have had my super computer running non-stop for weeks now, and it has spat out the most beautiful looking team. But, as I am in many tough leagues, including a $100 cash league, I can no longer post here for the many opponent’s who use this site to copy.
    I have even come up with an algorithm for the like of Magnets, GWS madness, FUAC etc…
    Good luck all 🙂

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    1. Wighty has indeed developed a sophisticated algorithm. I don’t fully understand how it works but it is guaranteed to identify at least 3-4 mid priced Bombers who ultimately will fail to reach their potential 😉

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      1. I’ll store that comment up in my September time capsule with all the others GOTB, but might bring it out after I demolish you in our league !!!

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    2. Can’t see why anyone would want to copy someone else’s team, most especially if they are in the same league. If anything, I like to see other coaches teams as I want to try and find different players, rather than the norm, and then worry about the FOMO …
      Good luck to all, especially with the ridiculous decision of teams being named the night before – brings back nightmares of last years car crash of a season.

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  108. Howdy all,

    Looking for some advice on my team in general.

    B: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Clark, JKos (Jones, Chugg)
    M: Steele, Oliver, Bont, Zerrett, Rowell, Taranto, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, A.Scott)

    R: Grundy, Draper (Hunter)

    F: Dunks, T Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Rowe (Warner, Treacy)

    3.8K in bank.

    Or to underdo today’s changes…

    (T/U) – team above
    (T/D) – Neale, Gawn, D.Tyson, Highmore and 30.4K in bank for Grundy, Oliver, Taranto and Chugg.

    Any other feedback is also encouraged.

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  109. DEF – Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Cox, Kosi (Jones, Highmore)

    MID – Neale, Bont, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Jordon, Downie)

    RUC – Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    FWD – Dunkley, Heeney, T McDonald, Ziebell, Dow, Rowe (Treacy, Scott)

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  110. Rate my team. Going to take the risk of Meek due to lobb out, and sean darcy a potential out. Held his own against nic nat & frees up a lot of cash for other positions.
    Should I downgrade a forward to daniher & upgrade a back rookie to J clark? Hunter clark will be my POD.
    Give us your thoughts,

    Def: LAIRD, DANIEL, SHORT, H CLARK, L jones, k briggs, (j kozzie, J butts)

    Mid: OLIVER, MACRAE, ZERRETT, CRIPPS, TARANTO, b campbell, t powell, Bruhn, (Golden, Downie, Scott)

    Ruck: GAWN, Meek (Flynn) or Treacy depends on selection.

    Fwd: DUNKS, MARTIN, T GREEN, PHILLIPS, Ziebell, Warner, (Rowe, Waterman)

    60k left

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  111. Def.
    Lloyd, laird, ridley, daniel, williams, j.clark (koschitske, highmore)

    Mid.
    Oliver, macrae, zerret, danger, cripps, campbell, powell, gulden (downie, a.fyfe, a.scott)

    Ruck.
    Gawn, meek (flynn)

    For.
    Dunkley, phillips, ziebell, dow, ely Smith, bergman (rowe, treacy)

    Pretty happy with the look of this.
    Only 8k in bank and 3 rookies pricedat 102k makes me worry though.

    Any thoughts and suggestions appreciated

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  112. Def – Daniel, laird, Stewart, Jones, Briggs, highmore (wehr, kocschitzke)

    Mid – Neale, Steele, Oliver, Taranto, braydshaw, Powell, Campbell, gulden (valente, durdin, McRae)

    Ruck – Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Fwd – Dunkley, dusty, butters, ziebell, Campbell, brockman (Rowe, waterman)

    Any thoughts appreciated, 70k in the bank

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  113. Really unsure with this team.
    But at the same time I’m kinda happy with it.
    Would love to hear any feedback.

    Lloyd, Laird, Short, Clark, Koschitzke, Highmore (Briggs, Fyfe)

    Neale, Oliver, Merrett, Rowell, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, Smith (Bianco, Downie, Gulden)

    Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Dunkley, Martin, Phillips, Ziebell, Warner, Rowe (Brockman, Treacy)

    $10,200 Left in bank.

    Cheers.

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  114. With news of Treacy now suspended for 3 weeks, is he still worth a spot on the forward bench? My original plan was have him at F8, with Flynn at R3, then when Flynn has topped out, trade Flynn out and swing Treacy into R3.

    TU: Keep Treacy at R3
    TD: Replace him with another rookie

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  115. About done with my team but still unsure about Laurie and Waterman. BANK: 38,000
    Defender
    J.Llyod, R.Laird,C.Daniel,J.Short,L.Jones,T.Highmore. (J.Koschitzke, B.Laurie)

    Mid
    L.Neale,M.Bont,P.Cripps,M.Rowell,J.Caldwell,P.Dow,T.Powell,T.Brockman. (B.Campbell,C.Downie,A.Scott)

    Ruck
    M.Gawn, B.Grundy (J.Treacy

    Forward
    J.Dunkley,D.Martin,J.Ziebell,J.Dahiner,C.Warner,J.Rowe (M.Bergman,A.Waterman)

    any tips?

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  116. Back: Laird, Daniel, Short, J.Clark, Kosi, Highmore (Jones, Wehr)

    Mid: Neale, Bont, Zerrett, Cripps, Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Downie (Gulden, Brockman, F.Macrae)

    Ruck: Gawndy (Hunter)

    Fwd: Danger, Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Warner, Waterman (Treacy, Rowe)

    23k left

    Comment feedback please

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  117. I NEED HELP.
    might be going a little nuts but wow does starting Flynn make all the other lines far better. I feel like they are almost equal on points but the first option has the Flynn risk but low injury risk and visa versa for the bottom.

    TU: Flynn, Daniel, Neale, Danger (Fwd)
    TD: Grundy, Docherty, Daniher, Danger (Mid)

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    1. Voted thumbs down but I would change daniher to a basement rookie and upgrade docherty to a better defender like Daniel, ridly, stewart

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  118. Made more changes now that Treacy is out.

    DEF – Laird, Daniel, Short, Clark, Cox, Koschitzke (Highmore, Wehr)
    MID – Macrae, Petracca, Merrett, Fyfe, Taranto, Dow, Campbell, Powell (Downie, Gulden, Scott)
    RUC – Gawn, Draper (Flynn)
    FWD – Dunkley, Martin, Phillips, Caldwell, Ziebell, Warner (Rowe, Brockman)

    The decision was out of Petracca, Caldwell and Young to downgrade to make cap room for the Hunter > Flynn move. Went for Young in the end, I felt out of the three he had the least amount to offer (even though he has plenty to offer). Also from what I’m hearing, Ely Smith doesn’t look like breaking into the Rd 1 side, so I wanted to cover his spot as well with someone who will play.

    Sooooo I replaced Young with Cox. I think he should play Rd 1, and he seems like he’ll be rotating through the defence and the wing. So he should fare okay with points.
    But I needed a bit more money to complete that trade, so I also downgraded Jones. I’m not sure if he’ll even start Rd.1 now, so I’m playing safe and downgraded him to Wehr. I can use him as a loophole if needed, always handy to have one there just in case.

    I’ve replaced Smith with Dow. I’m gonna take a chance on him and hopefully it comes up apples for me.

    Changed Hunter to Flynn, because he or Treacy would’ve been the cash-cow ruck for me. With Treacy suspended, I think it’ll decrease his chances of breaking into the side once he’s served his sentence, because Darcy won’t be far away. So Meek looks more likely now to keep the vacant Lobb position once Darcy returns. Plus Flynn has way better JS than Hunter, so that’s why Hunter is gone in addition to Treacy going.

    And speaking of the devil, lastly I replaced Treacy with Warner. He looked good in the AAMI match and the Swans look to bleed out a few of their younger players that stood out in that game (which they’d be stupid not to). Plus he’s basically still at rookie price, so why not.

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  119. Alright time for a second crack

    Def – Lloyd, Laird, Howe, Stewart, Kozi, Higmore (Bianco, Murray)

    Mid- Neale, Gaff, Dunkley, Rowe, Taranto, Powell, Dow, Downie ( Gulden, Jordan, McNeil)

    Ruck- Grawndy (Flynn)

    For- Martin, Philips, Caldwell, Zeibell, Campbell, Warner (Brockman, Saunders)

    I really wanted to lock the must haves away for the season (Lloyd, Neale, Gawn & Grundy) however very tempted to trade Lloyd down to Houston, Bianco to J Clark and Gaff to Merrit.

    Happy to take on anyone’s thoughts .

    Good luck all

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  120. I keep swapping but here’s where I think I’m settled on for Round 1

    Def – Laird , Daniel , Howe , Houston , Briggs , Kossie ( jones & Highmore)

    Mids – Neale , Cogs , Billings , Rowell , Taranto , Tyson , Dow, F Macrae , ( Powell , Jordon, Brockman)

    Rucks- Grundy , Draper ( treacy)

    Fwds – Dunkley , Martin, Zorko, Ziebell, Daniher, B Campbell ( Rowe & Waterman)

    I’m weak in the mids but I’m thinking that as long as I can pick some good kids I can trade up into the better mid players.

    Also with most of my premo fwds playing mid time I should have better scores from them

    Players I’m still tossing up to trade out
    Howe
    Daniher

    Thoughts?

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  121. Still tossing up whether I need to start with LLoyd – didn’t have him last year and regretted it all season as just couldn’t ever get him traded in, there was always an injury or some other drama to deal with. My options are :

    TU: Start with Lloyd with Daniher / Dow in the forward line
    TD: Leave out Lloyd for now, start with T Stewart and Caldwell in the forwards (and work out a way to trade Lloyd in during the season)

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  122. Hi guys,

    Would love some feedback on my current team 🙂

    Backs: Lloyd, Daniel, T. Stewart, Sheppard, H. Young, J. Clark (Koschitzke, Highmore)

    Mids: Neale, Bont, Merrett, Rowell, Tyson, B. Campbell, T. Powell, Brockman (Dowie, Gulden, Scott)

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    Forwards: Dunkley, Caldwell, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Bergman (Rowe, Durdin)

    Thanks!

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  123. $1,400 in the bank. Who would you ditch for any last minute rookie restructures?

    TU – Lloyd to Daniel/Howe
    TD – Oliver to Walsh

    Comment:
    Neale to Steele

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  124. Hey all

    Looking for some advice on my team as we approach R1. Getting tinkering fatigue!:

    Def: Laird, Daniel, T Stewart, Short, Clark, Highmore (Kozi, Murray)

    Mid: Neale, Oliver, Merrett, Martin (vc), Taranto, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, McNeil, Scott)

    Ruck: Gawn (C), Grundy (Meek)

    F: Dunkley, Phillips, Ziebell, Dow, Campbell, Warner (Rowe, Treacy)

    I am unsure with McNeill as a rookie mid given the depth of talent at the dogs… would be keen to hear other options

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  125. Keen to get some feedback on the below.

    Def: Ryan, Laird, Daniel, Clark, Koschitzke, Highmore (Wehr, A Fyfe)
    Mid: Neale, Steele, Oliver, Taranto, Rowell, Dow, Downie, Campbell (E Smith, Scott, Jordon)
    Ruck: Grundy, Draper (Treacy)
    Fwd: Martin, Danger, Phillips, Caldwell, Ziebell, Rowe (H Jones, Bergman)

    109,600K left in the bank.

    Cheers

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  126. DEF: Laird, Daniel, L Mcdonald, T Stewart, Bro Smith, J Clark (Highmore, Kosci)

    MID: Oliver, Macrae, Dangerield, Merrett, Fyfe, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Downie, Mcneil, Scott)

    Ruck: Gawn, Flynn (Meek)

    FWD: Dusty, De Goey, Zieball, Daniher, Warner, Rowe (Brockman, Chugg)

    PLEASE GIVE SOME HELP

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  127. I’m quite new to this so working on structure… If anyone has some thoughts and suggestions that would be appreciated

    DEF:
    Laird, Daniel, J Clarke, H Young, Koschitzke, Highmore, (Fyfe, Briggs)

    MID:
    Neale, Oliver, Zerrett, Cripps, B Hill, Rowell, Powell, Downie (Gulden, Valente, E Smith)

    RUC:
    Grundy, Draper (Hunter)

    FWD:
    Dunkley, Ziebell, Phillips, Dow, Fullarton, Rowe (Waterman, Treacy)

    Draper is probably the biggest risk… but i think has high ptential. Also unsure on Hill and Powell.. def could be a bit light..

    Cheers!

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  128. Ive changed my team so much! any suggestions, would be appreciated 🙂

    DEF:
    Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, Jiath, J Clark (Koschitzke, Highmore)

    MID
    Neale, Macrae, Dunkley, Phillips, Dow, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Downie, A Scott)

    RUC
    Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    FWD
    Danger, Dusty, Ziebell, Daniher, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, Treacy)

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  129. DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Daniel, Clark, Jones
    Bench: highmore, Kozi

    MID: Neale, Oliver, Bont, Walsh, Cripps,Campbell, Powell, Gulden
    Bench: Downie, Brockman, Scott

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy
    Bench: Flynn

    FWD: Heeney, Ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Warner, Fullarton
    Bench: Rowe, Bergman

    $20k left over
    Bit light in the forwards and would love to upgrade Cripps to Zerrett but can’t find the cash! Couple of rookies may change, 3rd defensive rookie is my biggest concern currently

    Let me know what you think

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  130. Last debate for my starting team:
    A) Grundy, Caldwell, TomGreen
    B) Flynn (r2), Dangerfield, J.Kelly

    I understand the risk of Flynn at r2, and grundy being hard to get in, but i also feel there is significant risk in caldwell and green. Where i know i can bank on danger and kelly. Cant decide.

    Would love some honest/brutal feedback

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    1. If you want to risk Flynn at R2, then I would play it safe elsewhere and avoid Premiums with a history of injury and missing games. So prob not Dangerfield and Kelly.

      If you prefer Grundy, but unsure of Caldwell and Green then you could turn them into a rookie and a premium

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      1. This. Dangerfield is at least able to turn up on park despite injury.

        J Kelly is Jelly for a reason. He has shown no ability to play through injury before in AFL history. He may have talent, but he (and I am being very polite here, family friendly and all) either doesn’t have the fortitude to play through adversity or the coaching team won’t let him.

        I highly suspect the former.

        You should never ever ever consider J Kelly in a supercoach side.

        Ever.

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  131. Im sorry if this has been asked a hundred times but…

    Tu Sam Walsh and Cripps
    Td Zerrett and Taranto

    Or any combination of the 4. Cheers

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  132. Going guns and rookies. Will obviously take a hit early, but once i upgrade think I’ll go a lot better.

    Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Clark, Highmore Koschizke, (Jones, Murray)

    Neale, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett, Rowell, Powell, Gulden, Scott (smith, jordan, downie)

    Grandy (Hunter**)

    Danger, Dunkley, ziebell, Campbell, Warner, Rowe (Bergman, Brockman)

    Think I’ll get some defensive rookies and are keen to take the chance in defence. My philosophy this year is to get the best players i can, then work hard to get the other best players. Keen to get Flynn over hunter, but will have to find a cheaper rookies elsewhere to do it. Is there too much risk or a decent team?

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  133. Probably already been asked but interested to see this close to the start of the season.

    T/U – Cripps

    T/D – Rowell

    Cheers,
    B321

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  134. TU: Lloyd D1, Merrett M5 and Butters F2 (3,5,2,2 Keepers)

    TD: Laird D1, Dow M5 and Danger F1 (4,4,2,2 Keepers)

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  135. Current Midfield
    Neale, Steele, Oliver, Macrae, Merrett – Leaves around 2k ITB

    Thinking of substituting Kelly & Fyfe for Steel & Merrett

    TU: Keep as is – Your having crazy thoughts
    TD: Go for it – it’s all about risk v reward

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  136. Appreciate all the held I could get pretty new at SuperCoach. $18,100 left in the bank

    Defenders
    R. Laird, C. Daniel, M. Blicavs, N. Cox, L. Jones (Port), J. Koschitzke

    W.Gould, T. Highmore

    Midfield:
    L. Neale, J. Macrae, Z. Merrett, J.Simpkin, T. Phillips, W.Phillips, B. Campbell, T.Bruhn

    T.Powell, C. Downie, E. Gulden

    Ruck:
    M. Gawn, J. Jenkins

    J. Sweet

    Forwards:
    P, Dangerfield, D. Martin, D.Zorko, L. Murphy, J. Daniher, A. Perkins

    J. Rowe, J. Treacy

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    1. Decent team ..a few issues for me:
      1. Job security for Jenkins, T. Phillips and Jones would not be high (just read that PA are at full strength too)
      2. You might be a little light on in defence but Zorko as a POD and probable role change may work really well for you.
      3. Murphy is not a good choice imo…opt for a decent rookie with JS and plow that money into the ruck or defence

      Good luck

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      1. Made some changes wondering if these are good:
        In:
        J. Short
        J. Clark
        P. Dow
        S. Draper
        L. Meek
        C. Warner

        Out:
        L. Jones (Port)
        W. Phillips
        J. Simpkin
        J. Jenkins
        J. Sweet
        L. Murphy

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  137. Sorry if this has been asked:

    TU – J.Kelly & Walsh
    TD – Oliver & Taranto

    Bullish on Walsh but Taranto seems value

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  138. Chalked up a team and would appreciate some advice on a few decisions

    DEF- Laird, Howe, Williams (CARL), Clark (GEEL), L.Young (NORTH), Jones, (Koschitzke, Gould)

    MID- Oliver, Macrae, Merett, Cripps, Rowell, Dow, Powell, Downie (Jordan, Brockman, Scott)

    RUCK- Grawndy (Meek)

    FWD- Danger, Dunkley, Caldwell, Ziebell, Warner (SYD), Bergmann (Henry, Treacy)

    I have 50k in the bank, rookies are subject to change and I have a few queiries below that I need help with-

    -Is Neale worth fitting in, I just feel he is too expensive, he will do well but i feel i can pick him up for cheaper and I never really trust the top mids for two years in a row (my own superstition, dumb I know)

    -I have started Williams, before his ban he was one of the most popular players, I’m not really going for overall ranking so this selection should be fine right?

    – Gone for Jeremy Howe but this is subject to change, I could go Daniel but being a bulldogs man Im always scared to trust our players, I could go Short but I feel like people are being sucked in due to his pre-season score and the absense of Houli, he will still be good but I think Howe could do better.

    – Another problem, which 2 out of these 3 should I start, Rowell, Cripps and Walsh.

    -Finally, is Caldwell worth or should I either go up to Phillips or down to Daniher.

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    1. Good team. Personally i don’t include players who have changed teams…mainly because so much is unknown..i.e. their role, how they fit in to a new structure, do they fully understand the new game plan/style etc…i think such stuff takes time so avoid taking such risks…I see you have three ..it may work well but not for me…

      Neale will get cheaper so use the $$$ saved and grab Daniel over Howe. Rowell and Walsh are definitely value propositions and should get better as the season progresses. As for Caldwell…both players you suggest have changed clubs so of the two, the one with a clearly defined role would be Daniher…I’d punt on him

      Good luck

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      1. I see a lot of people going for Daniher but I just don’t understand why. He’s a KPP who is injury prone (I really hope he stays fit because he is a joy to watch), I understand he is cheap and has JS but isn’t he likely to drop quite a few sub 50 scores.

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  139. T/U – Grundy at R2 and J Clark at D4

    T/D – Draper at R2 and Short at D4

    Worried about Clark’s long-term job security, keen to go with four defenders and obviously as an Essendon fan I can see Draper averaging 90+ …

    What are everyone’s thoughts?

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  140. Hamish Hartlett cleared to play R1, might not be good news for young Bergman. I think he misses now.

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  141. Def: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Young, Clark, Jones (Koschitzke, Highmore)

    Mid: Neale, Steele, Merrett, Rowell, Taranto, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden (Valente, Downie, Scott)

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Forwards: Danger, Dunkley, Ziebell, Daniher, Campbell, Brockman (Rowe, Waterman)

    15k in the bank. will change rookies depending on availability

    – concerned about going taranto and rowell, and if I should maybe go cripps and one of them

    – potentially downgrading danger to someone like Caldwell up forward and bringing in a lower grade premium in defence like Clark

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  142. TU Fyfe
    TD Neale
    Keeping in mind Neale last year against Swans and Fyfe’s normally good for 2 games before injured.

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  143. Final team before teamsheets come out!

    Def: LAIRD, DANIEL, STEWART, SHORT, Jones, Koscitcke (Briggs, Highmore)
    Mid: NEALE, OLIVER, MACRAE, MERRETT, ROWELL, Dow, Powell, Gulden (Bruhn, Downie, A Scott)
    Ruck: Grawndy (Meek)
    Fwd: DUNKLEY, Ziebell, Campbell, Rowe, Brockman, Treacy (Warner, Fullarton)

    $191k left over. Could upgrade e.g Rowell to Danger but I cant resist. Any changes I should make?

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  144. 165k in Bank
    Cash Leagues focus.
    Lack of decent rookies the reason for so many 200k players. Would prefer Taranto type for Young then move Dunk back forward. Not sure there’s a single back rookie I’d trust on field though.

    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel
    Young, Clark, Kozi

    Bench: Highmore, Jones

    Mid: Macrae, Kelly, Mitchell, Dunkley
    Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Brockman

    Bench: Downie, Gulden, Scott

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy

    Bench: Flynn

    Fwd: Danger, Ziebell, Daniher,
    Dow, Impey, Bergman

    Bench: Fullarton, Warner

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  145. Made some changes wondering if these are good:
    In:
    J. Short
    J. Clark
    P. Dow
    S. Draper
    L. Meek
    C. Warner

    Out:
    L. Jones (Port)
    W. Phillips
    J. Simpkin
    J. Jenkins
    J. Sweet
    L. Murphy

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  146. Hi all, any changes I should make here? PLS HELP. $82k in the bank.

    DEF: Laird, Daniel, Stewart, Short, J Clark, Young (Kosch, Highmore)
    MID: MaCrae, Zerett, Danger, Cripps, Dow, B Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Brockman, Scott, C Downie)
    RUCK: Gawndy (Hunter)
    FOR: Dunkley, Dusty, Daniher, Ziebell, Bergman, Warner (Rowe, Treacy)

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  147. First time SuperCoacher, would really appreciate some help

    DEF: R. Laird, T. Stewart, L. McDonald, B. Smith, H. Young, L. JOnes (J. Koschitzke, T. Highmore)

    MID: L. Neale, Z. Merrett, D. Zorko, P. Cripps, T. Taranto, J. Caldwell, T. Powell, E. Gulden (B. Campbell, T. Brockman, C. Downie)

    RUC: M. Gawn, J. Treacy (P. Hunter)

    FWD: P. Dangerfield, J. Dunkley, T. Phillips, J. Ziebell, J. Impey, E. Smith (M. Bergman, J. Rowe)

    $30k left in the kitty.

    Any guidance appreciated! TIA

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    1. I like this team, only change I’d make is that I’d swap Zorko out because there’s better options in the midfield, if you can get someone like Brayshaw then I think you’re set.

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    2. J. Treacy has been suspended for 3 matches in a WAFL practice match.
      Fremantle has appealed and the hearing will be heard tomorrow evening. So be prepared.
      Keep an eye on the coaches box for result of the appeal…. but honestly it didn’t look good.

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    3. As a saints fan, I’d be concerned about Hunter’s long term JS and as CT said, Treacy’s probably out for a few weeks through suspension too so probably worth upgrading both rookie rucks to Meek and Flynn. Maybe trading Zorko to Rowell could get you the cash to pull that off.

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      1. He’s a chance. Since Sydney have said they are blooding 3 new players this neither includes NOR removes him since he played 2 games already.

        But, with 3 debutants in the side would they be likely to play another low game experience player?

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  148. Tom Mitchell is going to play round 1, thoughts?

    TU: get him in, proven premo scorer and will be a POD

    TD: pass, shoulder may not be 100% yet

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    1. You need some upgrade targets, and a lack of preseason usually means a bit of a price/form drop before they come good.

      Even if he starts great straight away what are you missing out on? A $50k discount?

      Any rookie will make that up for you.

      Not worth the risk.

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  149. TU – Lloyd, Jelly, Dow
    TD – Daniel, Walsh, De Goey

    Leaning to TU to avoid any mid price madness

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  150. I’m going to post my team below for you guys to TU/TD and critique please.

    TU : Grundy H.Young Bergman

    TD : Flynn T.Stewart Butters

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    1. DEF: Laird Daniel Short Young Clark Jones (kozi Highmore)

      MID: Neale Oliver Macrae Merrett Rowell Campbell Powell Gulden ( Downie Berry Brockman)

      RUCK: GAWNDY (Flynn)

      FWD: Dunkley Phillips Ziebell Warner Bergman Rowe (Fullarton Scott)

      BANK: $151k

      Got a nice little warchest there at the moment it’s there if a fwd rookie doesn’t pull through and I need to grab a Dow or Impey.

      But flirting with a couple different things. Not set on Rowell I love Walsh and Taranto as M5 options also..

      Directly above I have a TU/TD too the rookie R2 is tempting me still just strengthens my other lines substantially.
      Might even drop one below for a Rowell replacement.

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  151. Depending on how teams land….

    TU: LLoyd, J.Clark, Dow (12 keepers + Dow + Ziebell + Clark)
    TD: Laird, Briggs, T.Phillips (13 keepers? + Ziebell and means 2 rookies down back)

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  152. Would love some feedback on my team. Thanks very much 🙂

    Def: Laird, Daniel, May, Hunter Clark, Koschitzke, Highmore (Briggs, Fyfe)

    Mid: Neale, Oliver, Merret, Rowell, Tarranto, Campbell, Bruhn, Powell (Brockman, Downie, Gulden)

    Rucks: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)

    Fwds: Dangerfield, Phillips, Caldwell, Ziebell, Warner, Henry (Bergman, Rowe)

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  153. Im down to the final tinkering for my side. Would appreciate some guidance here as im split:

    TU: Laird D1, Ridley D2, Daniel D3, Docherty D4, Steele M2, Macrae M3, Zerrett M4

    TD: Lloyd D1, Laird D2, Ridley D3, Daniel D4, Steele M2, Macrae M3, Taranto M4

    Comment: Lloyd D1, Laird D3, Ridley D3, Daniel D4, Macrae M2, Zerrett M3, Rowell M4

    I see TU as alighly more safe, but either of TD or comment as slightly higher ceiling depending on Rowell and Tarantos improvement.

    PS. Apologies if thats convoluted!

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  154. RYAN, LAIRD, STEWART, SAAD
    H.young, Clark
    (Kozi, highmore)

    NEALE, SATAN, MACRAE, LDU
    Campbell, Bruhn, Powell, Gulden
    (Perkins, Downie, Scott)

    GAWNDY
    (Flynn)

    DANGER, BUTTERS
    Ziebell, Dow, Bergman, Rowe
    (Fullarton, Jones)

    12 planned keepers.. less than i would like but this is likely to be my round 1 team, butters/ldu are not premos but expect them to be good enough this year. Batting deeper in defense because there is value in the other lines

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  155. DEF: Lloyd, Laird, Docherty, Jones, Koschitzke, Higmore (Briggs, Murray)

    MID: Neale, Steele, Oliver, Merrett, Rowell, Campbell, Powell, Gulden (Jordan, Downie, Scott)

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Hunter)

    FWD: Dunkley, Martin, Zorko, Bergman, Rowe, Brockman (Fullarton, Waterman)

    Thoughts? I’m hoping Jones plays otherwise I may have to downgrade Lloyd to someone like Caleb Daniel and get Jordan Clark in. But I feel like everything else is looking good so far. Any tips are appreciated!

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  156. TU
    Docherty

    TD
    Zac Williams

    Having Doch leaves me very lean on bench. A lot of 102k players… & Only 7k remaining.

    Having Williams gives me the obvious issue of him not playing round one, but leaves me with 45k to possibly upgrade one or two rookies on my bench…

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  157. Some final tinkering

    TU: Duggan D4, Neale M1, Rowell M4
    Daniher F4
    TD: Mills D4, Oliver M1, Danger M4, Rookie for Daniher

    Current line up
    Def: Lloyd, Laird, Daniel, Duggan, clark, Jones ( Koschitzke- highmore)
    Mid: Neale, Merrett, Cripps, Rowell, Taranto, Campbell, Powell, gulden (downie – Saunders (loop) a Scott)
    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
    Fwd: Dunkley, Phillips, ziebell, Daniher, Dow, Rowe ( brockman-e smith)

    Bank: $26,300

    If TD, leaves me around $9k bank

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