Rate My Team – Rd7

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 30 2018

In the interests of helping out our Coaches as much as possible, we’d like to rate your teams ahead of Rd7.  Hopefully our Coaches can steer your team in the right direction ahead of the Bye Rounds………..


Please include the following:

* Team line-up

* # of Trades Left (be honest) 😉

* Cash In The Bank

* Overall Ranking

* Any Trade Plans you may have in the lead-up to the Bye Rounds.

Take a look at the other teams here, don’t be afraid to leave some constructive criticism for your fellow Coaches either……….


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101 thoughts on “Rate My Team – Rd7”

  1. Def: Laird, Simpson, Siciliy, Doedee, Murray, Bonner (Naughton, Coffield)
    Mids: Fyfe, Titch, Martin, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly (Geel), Finlayson, Holman (Armitage, Banfield, Barry)
    Rucks: Gawn, Martin (Cameron)
    Fwds: Gray, Heeney, Greene, Smith, Christensen, Henry (Fritsch, Garlett)

    Cash: $104k

    Trades left: 26

    Current rank: approx. 8k

    Trade plans: I am thinking of moving Bonner, Armitage and Christensen on in the next few weeks, to who is my biggest question as I think there’s still some growth left in some of these rookies.


  2. Def – Laird , Simpson, Witherden, Finlayson, Doodee, Murray, (Naughton, O’keefe – GWS )
    Mid – Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, O’meera, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)
    Ruc – Gawn, Nic Nat (English)
    FWD: Gray, Heeney, Smith, Mclean, Sicily, Fritsch. (Guelfi, L Ryan -WCE)

    26 Trades Left with $151K in bank
    Ranked 88th Overall

    Might get Zerret for O’meera but not sure If i’ll make any trades this week


    1. Over the course of the season, I reckon it’s worth trading O’Meara to Merrett. Sitting nicely in the Top100…..best of luck!


  3. DEF: Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Finalyson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, O’Connor)
    MID: Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Cripps, Coniglio, Parker, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)
    RUCK: Gawn, Goldstein (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney, Walters, Smith, Billings, Fritsch, Guelfi (Henry, Venables)

    26 trades left before trading this week.

    290k in the bank.

    Ranked 9700

    Trades: Walters > Gray. 165k left. Also rage traded Parker to Danger but reversed that, will wait a week. May go early on a rookie this week to allow funds for next week and to go Holman > Dangerfield.


    1. There’s a few headaches in Billings, Parker, Goldy & Walters.
      Walters to Gray or McLean look to be the right move.
      Not sure you need to rush with Danger just yet if he’s spending so much time up fwd. Reckon I’d give the rookies another week to ripen up and upgrade Billings or Parker in the meantime……..


  4. DEF: Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Finalyson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
    MID: Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Macrae, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Coffield, Barry)
    RUCK: Gawn, Martin (Olango)
    FWD: Gray,Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Fritsch, Guelfi (Henry,Langdon)

    22 trades left before trading this week.

    230k in the bank.

    Ranked 184

    Trades: No trades for me this week will be going Holman to Danger next week with Banfield to one of Worpel, Mutch, Spargo.


    1. Think you’ve made a wise choice not to trade this week with 22 left over. Team is looking solid!!


      1. Cheers man yeah wasted a few trades on premo corrections on Hibbo, Billings and Langdon has cost me 2 trades


  5. Rank 91

    4k ITB
    23 trades left


    Laird, Savage, Simpson, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee – Naughton/Coffield

    Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Cripps, Mcrae, Mclean, Kelly – Barry/banfield/holman

    Gawn, Nic nat – Olango

    Heeney, GRay, Smith, Fisher, Fritsch, Guelfi – Crowden/ZGL

    Will move Mclean back to fwd line once i can upgrade Holman hopefully next week to a premo.

    Struggling to generate cash, but team Value is 12.25mil.

    Had Walters in the fwd line, and have traded to Mcrae this week and moved holman to the bench (Cant be trusted)

    Anyone have any thoughts?


    1. If you can get away with no trades for this week and hold your ranking, that’d be handy. Looking good!


  6. Hey guys
    DEF-Laird,Simpson,Yeo,Savage,Doedee,murray (Ed Richards, L murphy)
    MID-Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, Cripps, Heeney, coniglio,Kelly, Finlayson, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, barry)
    RUCK-Gawn, Nankervis (olango)
    FWD-R. Gray, McLean, D. Smith, petracca, christensen, Higgins (Henry, Z. Langdon)

    Now i have 21 trades left
    227,000 Left in the kitty
    I am ranked 32,199 overall

    This weeks trade i am looking at Zach Merrett in for Christensen via dpp and maybe a banfield or holman out

    Thanks guys thoughts appreciated


    1. Need to start saving those trades, Harry.

      I would probably look to get Heeney in the forward line and maybe Finalyson into backline


    2. If you go through with the Christensen trade then I’d hold off with trades for the next two weeks (at least)…….


    3. Even though you have been burning through the trades, you have a pretty solid team & a premium mid is the right trade target now.

      Merrett does appears the logical trade in but another option to consider this week is Neale, especially with Walters being out for an extended time.

      Due to limited bubble boys this week, maybe hold off on the 2nd trade. This will give you another opportunity to assess the multiple debutants from this week & enable you to either double down or go 1 up & 1 down & possibly grab yourself another premium mid next week.


  7. I’ve had to do too many corrective trades so early in the season, that I haven’t had time to cash out my cows, and I’m only left with 21 trades after this round, so this team is not looking so crash hot so far:

    DEF: R. Laird, K. Simpson, S. Savage, J. Sicily, T. Doedee, S. Murray (A. Naughton, E. Richards)

    MID: P. Dangerfield, N. Fyfe, T. Mitchell, P. Cripps, S. Coniglio, T. Kelly, J. Finlayson, B. Banfield (N. Holman, A. Brayshaw, D. Barry)

    RUCKS: M. Gawn, B. Grundy (T. Olango)

    FWD: D. Mundy, T. McLean, D. Smith, C. Curnow, J. Higgins, M. Guelfi (B. Fristch, L. Keeffe)


    1. Don’t seem to be any pressing issues right now. Maybe try giving the T a rest this week……


  8. Was fairly happy start of last round with my team after my trades, then players spudded up and changed around my plans

    DEFS- Laird, Touhy, Sicily, Bonner, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    MIDS- Danger, Mitchell, Fyfe, Macrae, Coniglio, Parker, Kelly, Finlayson (Banfield, Brayshaw, Holman)

    RUCKS- Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    FWDS- Heeney, Mclean, Mundy, Smith, Fritsch, Guelfi (Fogarty (ADEL), Langdon)

    12k in the bank with 27 trades
    My Alarming problems are Touhy, Bonner in defence
    Parker in Mids
    and the non playing players in the FWD line

    So what does everyone think of the trades
    Touhy and Bonner- OUT
    Duman and Cripps- IN

    With my DPP’s I can get in any Premo MID, FWD or DEF for 620k

    Let me know with a Thumbs UP or DOWN with what you think about my trades or comment what premo to get in


  9. Def: Laird, Simpson, Shaw, Doedee, Murray, Bonner (Mirra, Murphy)
    Mids: Fyfe, Titch, Martin, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly (Geel), Finlayson, Holman (Coffield, Banfield, Barry)
    Rucks: Gawn, Martin (Olango)
    Fwds: Gray, Heeney, McLean, Franklin, Smith, Fritsch (Guelfi, Fogarty)

    Cash: $241,000

    Trades left: 24

    Current rank: 2,129

    Trade plans: I am thinking of moving Bonner and Holman on this week to Macrae and Cole.
    I’m still wondering what to do about Franklin and Banfield but not urgent.
    Would appreciate any advice cheers!


    1. We basically have the same team, but you have a better defence and forward line. And I probably edge you out in the midfield. Oh, and a buuuunch more cash!


  10. Cash: $75k
    Trades: 24
    Ranked: 8717

    D – Laird | Yeo | Finlayson | Doedee | Murray | Naughton (Mirra / Murphy)

    M – Fyfe | Martin | Mitchell | Cripps | Oliver | Cogs | T Kelly | Holman (Banfield / Brayshaw / Barry)

    R – Gawn | S Martin (Lavender)

    F – Gray | Heeney | McLean | Franklin | Fritsch | Langdon (Henry / Fogarty)


  11. Feel like unsure of my next move.

    Laird, Hurley, Savage, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Coffield)
    Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Cripps, Oliver, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman ( Banfield, Fogarty, Barry)
    Gawn, Martin (Olango)
    Heeney, Mclean, Smith, Billings, Stephenson, Guelfi (Fritsch, Henry)

    Im ranked 13k Really want to break the 10k
    23 trades remaining.
    I want to trade Billings out this week, Double downgrade next week then bring in a premo week after.

    Any advice is appreciated.


        1. In that case I’d probably hold this week, then look at a top premo upgrade and handy bubble downgrade (there could be a few to choose from) next week on Holman+Billings.


            1. Snoidz (above) has a lot more experience than me I believe. I think he might be right to hold this week (with 23 trades left). You’d shoot yourself if Billings got 100+ and Sicily flogs again!
              Your call mate and good luck. I tend to press that T button a bit too often 😉


  12. Laird Hurley Simpson
    Doedee Finlayson Murray
    (Naughton Murphy)

    Danger Fyfe
    Dusty Titch Oliver
    Cogs T.Kelly Holman
    (Banfield Barry O’Connor)

    Gawn NicNat

    Heeney McLean Smith
    Petracca Higgins Guelfi
    (Henry Langdon)

    22 trades left (injuries killed me)



    Trade thoughts:
    double downgrade next week
    downgrade and upgrade week after


  13. Def.
    Laird, sicily, finlayson, doedee, murray, bonner (naughton, murphy)

    Mitchell, dusty, fyfe, neale, cripps, coniglio, kelly, holman (banfield, brayshaw, garlett)

    Gawn, nic nat (englishl

    Mclean, walters, dev smith, petracca, fritsch, zgl (guelfi, ryan)

    437k. 25 trades. Rank 9000

    Plans for this week. Walters and bonner for heeney and yeo


  14. Def: Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, E.Richards)

    Mids: Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Cripps, Coniglio, O’Meara, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Grundy (Olango)

    Fwd: Gray, Heeney, McLean, Smith, Waterman, Fritsch (J.Henry, Giles Langdon)
    24 Trades
    23.4k in the bank
    Season rank of 2,814
    Planning on getting rid of Hibberd and O’Meara hopefully in the next few weeks as the cows begin to turn into some money. Apart from that I’m fairly pleased with the premiums but always open to the thoughts of my fellow coaches


      1. That’s what I thought after his last 90. He would be a handy POD if he has turned it around. Most people have jumped ship


  15. Laird Simpson Shaw Finlayson Doedee Naughton (Murphy/ Murray)

    Fyfe Dusty Titch Cripps Gogs Zerrett Kelly Holman (Crowden Barry O’connor)

    Gawn Nank (Olango)

    McLean Robinson Smith Petracca Guelfi Fritsch (Gowers Henry)

    25, 626k, 3777

    Been lucky to avoid major injuries although i started zerret and m crouch. going with mid price fwds has been ok. Byes non playing is 2/7/10/11. Plan is for Yeo/Hurley/Hurn down back with naughton first to go. Danger after r12 and hope he keeps averaging 110-120. Was going to swing nank to gawn r12 but not so sure now. Fwds..Heeney also after r12, Boak after r10 and tossing up Mundy/Gray. Cash in bank and well chosen (mostly !!) rookies should allow me to ahcieve goals….downgrades start next week. Reckon I’ll be coming home as hard as anyone if all goes well…which it wont !!


  16. Hi guys,

    24 trades/$6100 in the kitty and ranked 4749 overall. Cash league only so playing the man not the ball and early wins important !! Team is

    Laird, Savage, Doedee, Finlayson, Murray, Naughton (Mirra, Keeffe)
    Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Oliver, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)
    Gawn, Naitanui (Orlango)
    R Gray, Heeney, Sicily, Smith, Deledio, Billings (Fritsch, Langdon)

    Sicily at either end (when he plays) but normally forward due to higher performing rookie defenders.

    Currently 3/1 in 4th playing 1st, he brought in Zerrett as M7 last week (yep I keep track of my upcoming opponents). Possibly Kennedy (Syd) in this week who usually starts slow (interrupted pre season this time) but always comes good !! Not sure how at this stage IF that was to happen


    1. I would wait a week on JPK for reassurance. He should go up in price a little but assuming you will use banfield or someone similar to d/g then upgrade holman to do it. You will make more money from those two for now to have another look and be hopefully no worse off


  17. Def: Laird, sicily, yeo, murray, doedee, mirra, (naughton, richards)
    Mid: fyfe, mitchell, dusty, cripps, coniglio, t kelly, finlayson, holman (banfield, brayshaw, barry)
    Ruck: gawn, grundy (olango)
    Fwd: heeney, mclean, walters, billings, d smith, guelfi (henry, fritsch)

    24 trades left and $413k left in bank.
    Currently ranked 5,355. I dont mind my overall team structure other than billings in fwd line but I keep stuffing up my rookie on field and captaincy picks.

    Really want to get rid of billings but will persevere for now as need to deal with walters and keen to bring in another premo mid. Thinking my Options are:
    Holman/banfield and walters to
    Danger & deledio
    Crouch and gray
    Merret and gray
    Macrae and mundy

    Or murray and walters to macrae and gray.

    Any other suggestions for replacements for walters and midfield upgrades welcome.


  18. The Spud Patch@SCT
    DEF: Laird, Savage, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Watson)
    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Dusty, Titch, Cripps, Kelly, Holman, Banfield (Brayshaw, Higgins, Barry)
    RUC: Gawn Martin (English)
    FWD: Heeney, Mclean, D.Smith, Billings, Christensen, Gowers (Fritsch, Guelfi)

    Trades 24
    Bank: 279,500
    Ranking RD 1: 42136
    Current Ranking: 10394

    Plans for this week is to offload Banfield and bring in Zerrett. Also planning on bringing in Duman, issue is not sure who to get rid of. I have 3 rookies in the back on the field so Duman or Naughton will have to be moved onto the field that is also a small concern.

    For Bye rounds i was planning on bringing in Yeo or Simpson for the defence due to my lack of Round 12 players. Robbie Gray is looking like a good choice for the fwd line too.


  19. Not my best season, have had some poor luck with injuries/suspensions (started Crouch, Greene, Sicily and Josh Kelly, plus rookies in Ryan, Giles-Langdon and Murphy).

    Hopefully I can launch from here though.

    DEF: Laird, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Naughton, Richards (Duman, Murphy)
    MID: Titch, Dusty, Macrae, Fyfe, Kelly, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly (Finlayson, Holman, Barry)
    RUC: Grundy, Gawn (Olango)
    FWD: Gray, McLean, Sicily, Smith, Curnow, Fritsch (Henry, Guelfi)

    Got my eye on Crouch and Heeney over the next fortnight. $100k in the bank already, expecting Holman, Richards, Murray and Naughton likely to make way.


  20. Def: Laird, Savage, Lloyd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    Mids: Danger, Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, T.Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Banfield, Barry)

    Rucks: Gawn, Nic Nat (Lavender)

    Fwds: Greene, Walters, Smith, Sicily, Fisher, Fritch (Henry, Guelfi)

    26 trades, $124,100 in bank (around 1k rank)

    Hey guys, obviously got Greene and Walters now that i have to get rid of unfortunately, as i was hoping to downgrade some mid rookies in a couple weeks. Just any thoughts on the team in general (any plans i need for upgrade targets??) and for this week, thoughts on replacements for Greene and Walters?

    Thanks heaps


    1. Team looks strong. You’ve enough trades to move Walters on for any premo. Think I’d do that now and wait for news on Greene.


  21. I’ve had 6 injury trades after this week and will have used 10 in total including 2 correctives after this round. Walters to Howe this week. I’m sitting 6,000th odd (was in the 3,000’s before a shocker this week)

    Def: Laird, Hurley, Howe, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Richards, Murphy)

    Mid: Fyfe, Titch, Dusty, Cogs, Cripps, Kelly, Holman, Higgins (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (Olango)

    Forward: Heeney, McLean, Sicily, Smith, Billings, Guelfi (Fritsch, Spargo)

    342k in the bank to turn Banfield or Holman into danger or Macrae next week. Then will look to downgrade the other so I can turn a defender into Yeo the week after. Buddy for another defender is also on the horizon by switching Sicily. Hope I get to full premo with all these injuries.


  22. DEF: Laird, Simpson, Doedee, Murray, Naughton, Mirra (Richards, Murphy)

    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Dusty, Titch, Oliver, Zerrett, T. Kelly, Finlayson (Banfield, Holman, Barry)

    RUC: Gawn, Jacobs (Olango)

    FWD: Heeney, McLean, Greene, Sicily, Billings, Fritsch (Henry, Guelfi)

    23 trades left before any this week.
    $28k remaining (spent my warchest trading Brayshaw to Oliver last week)
    Rank is 24k, going for league wins.

    Really want to start moving on some defensive rookies, but most have got plenty of cash to make yet. Jacobs and Billings are very disappointing, yet I think I’ll hold for now. Same goes for Greene, I think he’ll be a great POD come later in the year. Again, going for league wins only.

    Next week will probably be Holman down to a bubble rookie, and possibly Richards up to a defensive premo.


  23. Team is an absolute shambles ranked 50k, what i need to do??

    Def: Laird, Yeo, LLoyd, Hibberd, Doedee, Murray (Naugton, Ridchards)

    Mid: Mitchell, Fyfe, Martin, Merrett, Coniglio, Kelly, Finlayson, Holman (Fogarty, Banfield, Barry)

    Rucks: Gawn, Golstein (Cameron)

    Fwd: R.Gray, Heeney, Smith, Billings, Higgins, Guelfi (Henry, Keefe)

    Trades left 22 and $265k


    1. I’d upgrade Billings now.
      Next week Naughton will be primed, swing Finlayson if you need to and get the best DEF or MID rookie on the bubble. That way you’ll be ready for another upgrade the following week.


  24. DashingDonkey@SCT

    Ranked 13K ( up 6k from last week)

    22 trades 🙁

    $549.400 Banked 🙂

    Laird,Hibberd,Finlayson,Doedee, Murray,Coffield.
    ( Naughton, O’Conner)

    Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Parker,Kelly, Holman*
    (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry*)

    Gawn, Nic Nat, ( English )

    Mundy, Westhoff, Mclean, Smith, Higgins, Waterman.
    ( Fritsch, Guelfi)

    * players are Trade out options this week

    Trade in targets are Z Merrett or The Bont.

    And “I can’t believe I’m saying this” James “no more flogging please” Sicily.

    He just has the best upside of any defender at his current price. Dam it!

    Someone please talk me out of this.


    1. Team looks strong but you have way too much cash sitting idle.
      Barry a better out than Holman right now though neither has optimised yet. Naughton will be overpriced next week.
      Hurn offers almost as much value as Sicily if that tickles you? Didn’t think so.
      I’d just go Barry to Macrae/Oliver this week, if only to get that cash working for you.


      1. Thanks allsaints.

        I have the cash because I double downgraded Buddy to Higgins and Garlett to Guelfi last week.

        I may just make the one upgrade this week.

        I’m thinking a defender so I can open my M/D link.

        I like Macrea and Oliver.Both have friendly Byes but they are both priced at their average so would rather try to find someone cheaper that I can see improving. I actually don’t mind Hurn.
        Nice Bye. He does put up some stinkers but also has quite a high ceiling.

        Barry to Hurn maybe a good option.



        1. Sounds good. Oliver should be ripe next week. If only Bont would play in the middle all day he’d be a top 3 SCer


  25. DEF – Laird – Savage – Hibberd – Bonner – Murray – Doodee – Naughton – Mirra

    MID – Dusty – Mitchell – Fyfe – Cripps – Coniglio – T.Kelly – Finlayson – Holman – Banfield – Brayshaw- Barry

    RUCK – Gawn – Martin – Orlango

    FWD – Greene – McLean – D.Smith – Sicily – Billings – Fritsch – Henry – Guelfi

    27 Trades Left

    288k in the bank

    Ranked 990

    No real plans at the moment. The cash was for Bonner-Danger via Finlayson but I’ve missed that by about 40k and Danger doesn’t look quite right so could get him cheaper


    1. Can you afford Macrae/Oliver using the same move?! I’d do it if you can. Danger can wait and I’d be putting that cash to use given how many trades you have left.


      1. Cheers! Yeah can afford either – might go Macrae. Fingers crossed for Greene comes up this week.


  26. Def: Laird Yeo Sicily Ryan Doedee Murray (Naughton Murphy)

    Mid: Fyfe Dusty Titch Cripps Coniglio Kelly Finlayson Holman (Banfield Coffield O’connor)

    Ruck: Gawn Jacobs (Olango)

    Fwds: Heeney Mclean Smith Petracca Curnow Guelfi (Fritsch ZGL)

    24 trades, ranked 7592, 90k in the bank

    Thinking of holding this week although Murray Finlayson Coffield and Holman could all be in BE trouble soon as well as issues with Sauce and Petracca.


  27. Def: Laird, Simpson, Savage, Yeo, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    Mid: Mitchell, Fyfe, Dusty, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly, Finlayson, Holman (Banfield, Crowden, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    Fwd: Gray, Heeney, McLean, Smith, Sicily, Guelfi (Fritsch, ZGL)

    Last week had the plan of trading Brayshaw-Yeo (via Finlayson dpp) but stupidly forgot to complete the trade before the GWS game which costed me a good 50 points for the round. Planning to not make the same mistake this week. But unsure whether to hold the cash for Danger but believe if i double downgrade next week I could even afford him in two weeks.

    Before trade – 24 trades 335k bank
    After trade- 23 trades 59k bank
    Rank 700


  28. DEF: Laird, Hibberd, Savage, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Naughton, Murphy)

    MID: Titch, Fyfe, Martin, Cogs, Cripps, Kelly (Gee), Holman, Banfield (Crowden, Barry, Stephenson)

    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Olango)

    FWD: Heeney, McLean, Walters, Smith, Petracca, Guelfi (Langdon, Venables)

    Rank: 387
    Trades: 27
    Cash: $261k

    Walters has to go, Mundy likely replacement. Unsure whether to upgrade Holman to Merrett (is he top 10 mid) or swing him into backs (via Finlayson) for Sicily


    1. Give Holman a couple more weeks as his breakeven is only 33 and will still generate a bit of cash. Then look to pick up someone like Crouch who will be dirt cheap in 2 or so weeks with a BE of 182 this week.


      1. That’s a good point. I suppose I have been relatively conservative with my trades so wanting to up the ante.

        Perhaps just the Walters trade this week. Opportunities for a double downgrade next week so I’m thinking go early on Murray or Holman.


  29. DEF: Laird, Simpson, Ryan, Murray, Finlayson, Doedee (Coffield, Naughton)
    MID: Mitchell, Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Whitfield, Merrett, Kelly (Banfield, Holman, Barry)
    RUC: Martin, Gawn (Olango)
    FWD: Heeney, McLean, Petracca, Sicily, Fritsch, Guelfi (Venables, Henry)

    22 Trades



    Crouch and Danger in 1-2 weeks


    1. Looking good. You should probably focus on getting another forward premo before trading someone like Kelly to Danger and he is probably the best rookie to hold throughout the season or up until the byes. Will also score better than Guelfi or Fritsch and JS is not as much of an issue.


        1. Look to downgrade Henry and then upgrade Fritsch or Venables when they make enough cash. You could go an expensive premo like Gray or Mundy or maybe play it more conservative and go someone like Taranto or Acres.


  30. DEF: Laird, Savage, Seedsman, Finalyson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)

    MID: Danger, Dusty, Titch, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Kelly (Geel), Holman (Banfield, Higgins, Barry)

    RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (King)

    FWD: Heeney, Smith, Sicily, Taranto, Petracca, Waterman (Fritsch, Henry)

    I have 62k in the bank and 22 trades left.

    Ranked 3,808 overall.

    I think that I’m not going to make any trades this week so my rookies can generate enough cash to make a double trade next week and downgrade a rookie and upgrade either F6 or Holman to a premium.

    May have to trade Goldy or Petracca if they keep underperforming, but I’m pretty happy with all my other premos.

    Seedsman and Taranto looking to be very good mid-price upgrades from Bonner and Bell earlier in the season though!

    Thoughts and improvements are appreciated.


  31. Def: R Laird, M Hurley, K Simpson, J Finlayson, T Doedee, S Murray, (A Naughton, D Mirra)
    Mid: N Fyfe, D Martin, J Kelly, T Mitchell, C Oliver, S Coniglio, T Kelly, N Holman, (B Banfield, A Brayshaw, J Garlett)
    Ruck: M Gawn, S Lycett, (D Cameron)
    Fwd: I Heeney, T McLean, J Sicily, D Smith, J Billings, B Fritsch, (J Henry, M Guelfi)

    Trades Left: 23 (including this week’s trade of A Christensen to T McLean)
    Remaining Salary: 9,700
    Overall Rank: 7,895

    Trade plans:
    Defence: J Sicily will be moved to the backline eventually and hopefully S Murray and A Naughton will become E Yeo and one of M Hibberd/S Savage/etc. This will force Doedee to D7 and Finlayson to be moved into the midfield when Sicily is moved to the backline.

    Midfield: Hopefully Holman will become Danger around the bye rounds and M8 will be Macrae/Zorko/etc.

    Rucks: 2 plans when Lycett is traded which will depend on the rookies cash generating ability.
    1. Lycett to M Kreuzer/P Ryder when they bottom out
    2. Lycett to B Grundy

    Fwds: With Sicily eventually moving back this leaves 2 remaining premium spots. R Gray and D Mundy are the prime candidates as well as a discounted L Franklin once he returns.


  32. Cash: $207,800
    Trades: 23
    Ranked: 8817

    D – Laird | Lloyd | Ryan | Murray | Doedee | Naughton (Mirra / Murphy)

    M – Fyfe | Danger | Mitchell | Merrett | Treloar | Cogs | T Kelly | Finlayson (Banfield / Holman / Barry)

    R – Gawn | S Martin (Olango)

    F – Walters | Sicily | McLean | Billings | Taranto | Guelfi (Henry / Giles-Langdon)

    Plan this week is to make a bold move and trade aggressively. Walters -> Dixon and Murray -> Cripps via Finlayson.


      1. Feel like I’ve missed the boat of that. Lost a hell of a lot of cash, just gotta rely on him going 130+ again to give back a little what he’s cost me. Going to leave him for now and offload once my regular upgrade trades are done.


  33. Defense: Laird, Hurley, savage, Sicily, doodee, Murray. (Naughton & Mirra)

    Mid: Danger, Fyfe, dusty, mitchell, kelly, Finlayson, Banfield, Holman. (Dow, Coffield and Barry)

    Rucks: Grundy & Gawn (olango)

    Fwd: Heeney, Devon smith, Petracca, Billings, Fritsch, Guelfi (Henry & Langdon)

    24 trades

    Planning on trading in gray after his rd 10 bye. Hopefully have an easy league win this week. Projected is 2250 v 1830


  34. DEF: Laird, Savage, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, Mirra (Naughton, Murphy)
    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Dusty, Titch, Cogs, Heeney, Petracca, T Kelly (Banfield, Holman, Brayshaw)
    RUC: Gawn, Martin (Olango)
    FWD: Gray, Buddy, McLean, Smith, Waterman, Giles-Langdon (Henry, Fritsch)

    24 trades & $123,600
    Ranked: 5099

    Looking at one trade this week – Buddy to Merrett or Cripps by moving Heeney back to FWDs.


  35. DEF: Laird, Simpson, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, Naughton (Mirra, Stoddart)

    MID: Danger, Fyfe, Martin, Titch, Cripps, Cogs, Kelly, Holman (Fogarty GEE, Banfield, Coffield)

    RUC: Gawn, Jacobs (Olango)

    FWD: Gray, Heeney, Mclean, Petracca, Christensen, Guelfi (Waterman, Fritsch)

    23 Trades
    $245,900 in the bank
    10,336 Season Rank


  36. Defenders: Laird, Yeo, Shaw, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Keefe, Naughton)

    Midfield: Dangerfield, Fyfe, Martin, Coniglio, Shiel, Seedsman, Kelly, Holman (Brayshaw, Brodie, Barry)

    Rucks: Grundy, Naitanui (English)

    Forwards: R. Gray, Smith, Heeney, Curnow, Stephenson, Guelfi (Raynor, Marshall)

    Trades left: 21
    Cash Left: $5.3k
    Rank: 45,596

    Trades Wanting/Planning: Not sure on rookies to add to my side. Want to change up midfield (take Shiel/Holman maybe) add Sidebottom/ mid range bit dangerous mid

    First year Player by the way


  37. Def: Laird, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray, naughton (Richards, Murphy)

    Mid: Danger, Fyfe, Mitchell, Macrae, Gibbs, Lyons, Zorko (Banfield, Coffield, Barry)

    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (Hayes)

    Fwd: Heeney, J Cameron, Smith, Sicily, Guelfi, Fritsch (spargo, Giles-Langdon)

    20 trades left after using both this week, 180k in the bank, Murray becomes Savage next week.
    Can I afford to hold Zorko if he’s sitting at M7? Feel like I need to upgrade the rest first


  38. DEF: Yeo, Savage, Shaw, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Murphy)
    MID: Martin, Fyfe, Cripps, Coniglio, Parker, Zorko, Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)
    RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Olango)
    FWD: Walters, Smith, Billings, Dunkley, Fritsch, Guelfi (Henry, Garlett)

    24 trades, $344,100 in the bank.
    Walters to Heeney, or Deledio for the extra upgrade $ for Danger/Titch. Zorko out possibly to Zerret in the offing since I don’t like the rookies on the bubble. Languishing outside the top 10,000 so any advice would be welcomed.


    1. Hi mate
      Looks like a sound plan. An alternative might be swinging Finlayson to MID for now and getting Laird!? He is without doubt gonna be THE #1 DEF so you’re gonna need him sooner or later. BUT only if it leaves you enough to get Heeney or Gray. If not, then revert to Plan A. Think you may have missed the boat on Lids sadly. A little upside left for sure, but age and past injuries may come back to haunt you. You have to make the call on whether you want to. I did it with trepidation last week, but then again I love risk. So far so good but a long way to go.


      1. Thanks for the advice mate. Probably going to go with your advice and take Heeney rather than lids, god knows I need some reliability. My only issue with spending on Laird is wanting to upgrade Holman to Titch next week. That said he won’t skyrocket in price if I wait an extra week and Laird is definitely a better bet than Titch… Decisions…
        Thanks again


        1. Titch is averaging 9pts/wk more than Laird so I’d make him your priority. Both should drop a little over the next two weeks so as long as you can get yourself in position to move on both in the next couple of weeks you should be in gravy!
          It’s not easy is it!??! Good luck!


  39. Happy with how the season has started dealt with early injuries with Marchbank, Zerrett and Walters which has affected my total but has worked out well.
    Marchbank —> Seedsman

    Ranked: 6827
    Trades: 26
    ITB: 215k

    Laird, Hibberd, seedsman, Doedee, Murray, Finlayson (Murphy, Naughton)

    Titch, Dusty, Fyfe, Neale, Cripps, Zerrett, T.Kelly, Holman (Banfield, Brayshaw, Coffield)

    Gawn, Lycett (Olango)

    McLean, Walters, D.Smith, Sicily, Billings, Crowden (Fritsch, Higgins)

    Walters —> Mundy


  40. Ranked: 1,795
    Trades: 24
    Bank: $25.3k

    First, I just want to say a HUGE THANKS to EVERYONE on the SCT site for all the info/help/advice in getting me to the dizziest of dizzy heights. Finished about 63,000th last year (but hadn’t discovered SCT!) … doh.

    TEAM: allsaints

    DEF: |Laird | Savage | Sicily | Finlayson | Doedee | Murray | (Naughton, Murphy)

    MID: | Fyfe | Martin | Mitchell | Macrae | Cripps | Coniglio | T Kelly | Holman | (Banfield, Brayshaw, Barry)

    RUC: | Gawn | Nankervis | (Olango)

    FWD: | McLean | Franklin | Westhoff | Deledio | Walters | Fritsch | (Guelfi, D Fogarty)

    Obviously have a couple of issues, like last week, in Walters and Buddy (who I hear is already ruled OUT for this week). I don’t believe in hanging about, or having cash sitting idle, so am thinking …

    OUT: Walters, Franklin
    IN: Mundy (may benefit from Sonny sadly) and Robinson (another risk like Deledio, but will rise like a phoenix in $$ terms over the next couple of weeks)
    – will leave me with only $2.7k in the bank!
    This will allow me to loophole rookies again in FWD and DEF lines (which I like). I have been fairly aggressive like this all season long, but next week’s plan will be a single or double downgrade.
    i. either Holman, Brayshaw or Banfield depending on SC Rd7 performances for Spargo (gives DPP options with Fogarty to loophole MID/FWD lines), and
    ii. if Naughton goes sub-70 he may well go as well (with his low ave. he is actually gonna be overpriced according to my ‘blessed number’ – don’t ask!)

    Would appreciate all thoughts as ever. Cheers SCTers and good luck in Rd7.


      1. Considered boak? Aside from the bye seems pretty solid pick and great POD at 460k. Though if you’re wanting to bring in gray further down the line that presents potential problems


        1. Thanks Harry. No I hadn’t, because of the Westhoff, Gray thing.
          Am thinking I should probably stick with the one trade this week, after getting a very one-sided response in that favour on TradeTalk.
          Just don’t like having premo players sitting on the bench, which is essentially the same as $600k in the bank doing nothing, with no return date in sight for Buddy.
          Thanks again. May consider Parfitt, if he comes good from soreness. But then his score seems to plummet when the trio are all playing and Gaz can’t be too far away now.
          Thanks again mate


          1. Probably a good call really don’t trust Mitch Robinson and his temper at all… Mind giving some thought to my team just a couple of posts up? Got my own first world problems for sure


      2. Breaking all the rules.
        OUT: Franklin and Barry
        IN: Heeney and Spargo
        Opens up so many more loophole options right now and trades over the next few critical weeks.
        Might lose a couple of points this week, but should make them up with two ups and one downgrade over the next two weeks.


  41. Rank: 48357
    Trades left: 24
    Cash: $155,600

    DEF- Laird, Hurley, Hibberd, Finlayson, Doedee, Murray (Naughton, Mirra)

    MID- Fyfe, Martin, Mitchell, Coniglio, Merrett, Dahlhaus, T. Kelly, Holman (L. Fogarty, Banfield, Barry)

    RUC – Gawn, Jacobs (English)

    FWD – Heeney, McLean, Smith, Billings, Fritsch, Guelfi (Henry, Giles-Langdon)

    Dahlhaus only in the mids since last week to bring in Guelfi.

    Look to hold Hibberd and Billings as i have stuck with them this long may as well ride it out.
    Only trade I would think of for this week would be Barry or Holman out for Duman and swing Finlayson to the MIDs.
    Next week double downgrade most likely to bring in 2 of Spargo, Mutch, Worpel.

    Any advice would be great as I thought I had a solid side before the start of the year but the ranking shows different.


    1. Weird. Your side looks a lot stronger than position suggests.
      It might be Billings Dahlhaus and Hibberd bringing you down.
      I know it’s a hard decision having stuck so long but I’d be seriously tempted with your bank funds to upgrade Billings (a mid-pricer now) to a Gray or similar. You can double-down next week on Holman, Banfield or Barry for two good rookies and be ready to upgrade again with some elite MIDs bottoming out in a couple of weeks.
      If Barry or Holman aren’t selected this week I’d ALSO be trading the non-player for what you’re thinking.
      You’ll be looking great in a couple of weeks I reckon.
      All that said, make sure you do what you want, it’s your team. If you’re not comfortable, don’t do it.
      Good luck.



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