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Briggs the interesting proposition this week – especially with Wardlaw faltering a little.
254k, 2x tons, playing as the #1 ruck solo and should be able to hold off Flynn for now. Could be that late cow we need.
Tricky on my end as it’d require the 100k ITB I had earmarked for a 1U1D but Briggs will easily be able to make a triple digits profit so long as his role holds.
Ford an easy in for everyone this week. L. Ryan and Warner will be nice targets in after their bye and, you know what, if Darcy is LT that barbarian Jackson could actually be a good shout.
The thing that I like about Briggs is one of those 100 scores was against Marshall.
Is anyone considering Ford this week? 😉
In seriousness, Jack Macrae now has fwd status and has back-to-back 140s. Going to have to consider him this week before his price completely blows out.
I tossed up between Laird and Macrae last week.
I don’t regret going Laird, but also regret going Laird.
With a ruck division of Marshall, Darcy and Madden and Ratagulea as R/F I need to trade this week unfortunately.
I will retain Darcy but I also think the following.
Out – Ratagulea
In – Blicavs
In – Ford
Out – Drury/Chesser/Constable (probably Constable because if Dew isn’t playing him now he won’t be playing him in the future)
We’ll see how Mullins goes. He might be a downgrade option for round 14
Alot can happen between now and Friday night but early feelings are ill pass on wardlaw .. Eddie Ford the priority for me to bank $$ and looks to have a decent role.
Briggs is interesting but I think I’ll pass I can’t keep paying up for expensive cows.. I’ll target ford Mullins and these types first.
Atkins an JVR on the chopping block this week. I think the RAT is dropped and lucky to see him again this season he lost his role Saturday night.
Like every man and his dog, Ford is a lock this week.
After that, maybe Wardlaw, but then nothing. Hold for after Rd 12 and then dump Ratugolea for McAndrew and upgrade.
McAndrew solid grab after scores of 53 and 23?
Yeah, I think he only stayed in the side as gameday cover for Hickey. Goes. Amartey back soon, probably back Hickey and McLean to hold down the fort till then.
Yeah Guys I can’t see MacAndrew getting another game this year. He honestly looked lost out there. 40% TOG tells me he just doesn’t have the tank to play on ball at this level.
McLean will be the ruck back up going forward you would think.
The Swans also got two big men in the midseason draft.
Key defender Harry Arnold.
Key forward Jack Buller.
Either of these guys should free up Mclean as the ruck forward. If Buller comes in it frees up Mclean, If Arnold comes in they may swing Francis forward. With Amarty listed as back round 14-16. Theres almost no chance they persist with MacAndrew.
He won’t play any more games Maxy, not up to it. Would avoid at all costs!
Early thoughts are:
Chandler > Ford
Wilmot > Wardlaw
Ashcroft > Dawson
Kieren Briggs. Back to back tons..
Should we be jumping on?
Tu or Td
Any thoughts on Lewis melican..?
Looked good but Rampe is likely back next game and Tom McCartin could come back at any point from his concussion, plus the MSD might being another defender.
Fox won’t be dropped, which means either Francis or Melican makes way for any of these returnees.
Swans also got Harry Arnold as a Key back in the mid season draft. I would avoid Melican at this stage.
Not sure if SuperCoach is usually this way – but seems like a crock of poo that BE’s aren’t displayed for players going into a bye.
I want to know the BE of those that are even on the bye, as it may influence my trade decisions.. (I’m looking at you Darcy Wilmot!!!)
Am I missing something??
Wilmot, by my calculations should be around 65
Wilmots BE for R13 is 90, Projected Score is 60 and he is projected to lose 14.8k.
Owen – not all heroes wear capes!
Click on the player you are interested in and scroll down to their upcoming fixture. You’ll see their Projected Score and BE there…unless it’s SC Gold only??
Wilmot’s breakeven for round 13 will be 90 if you click on player name to get profile it will be in there
If you select the “View Player Profile”, then scroll down to 2023 Stats, “Season Stats -Upcoming Fixture’” the BE is shown for their next game.
Footywire AFL breakevens website
have 12 trades for bye round am i done for
TD-Should i make a trade this week
No Gawn DPP is heartbreaking..
thoughts, chandler – Ford since i only have 12 trades left
Which upgrade is more important to do first?
TU: Wilmot to Ridley
TD: Ashcroft to Macrae
Ratkins > Ford
Ashcroft > Dawson
Gives me 18-21 this week (if Cincotta and Simpson are named and if some miracle sicily gets off).
Will have 11 trades and 3 upgrades to go so that will do me until r14.
I read somewhere Sicily was given a one match ban.
In case he appeals and gets off.
Hawks have accepted the ban. No challenge.
Out: D. Wilmot, S. Simpson, N. Long
In: J. Macrae, K. Briggs, E. Ford
Briggs will sit R3 for me but think he’ll be a handy cash grab for my final 2 upgrades.
TU: Good Trades
TD: Look Elsewhere
Hold on Long. Could be recalled after a massive game at Box Hill on the weekend.
Sorry, should clarify – I’ve got the WCE N. Long.
Gawn to Briggs and use the cash to upgrade elsewhere? Or am I crazy
Nah, bring Briggs in as a cow not an LT keeper. Gonna make 80 grand this weekend.
Briggs is actually a real good option for me. Hadn’t come into vision for me until this column. My plan was Rat until R15 , have him onfield in R12 and R14, and use his cash in R15 for upgrades.
Rat’s injury has made me look deeper, but even without his injury, Briggs is a good play. Should get R12 and R14 coverage and make a $100k on the way through.
Had Rat at R3 since the start. Never used him onfield, but he did make respectable cash. I was thinking the one time I wanted to use him onfield he gets injured! But now I will just trade him to Briggs and thank him for his service!
Who needs to go first?
TU- Will Powell
Argh, had to replace premos during the byes.
Keep Powell. R13 bye and less players punishing him.
If you’re missing Bont or Dawson (or are flushed with trades and like Zerrett or Libba) then, yeah, Cripps could go – especially with that late injury issue.
Otherwise stay the course, get yourself right for the byes and forge ahead to FP.
Tough and I am in the same boat regarding Powell. I’m genuinely considering getting rid of him for Macrae even with his bye schedule and the fact that I am already struggling to get a full team for round 15 but that BE is big and he was garbage on the weekend. I’d say from cash loss perspective they’re probably on balance the same amount of burden so I’d just trade out whoever helps your bye structure the best
My other Trade
Good chance Cinc comes in this week.
Alright, here’s one.
I’ve done (or am going to do) Ford and Briggs in for 2 dead rookies. Done.
With 9 trades left, 80k ITB and 2 rookies left to upgrade, what do we think of going Ziebell either across to Dawson or down to Riddles?
Probs the only shot I’ll have at getting Dawson as Ziebell still has some cash in him and then down to Riddles nets me 140k, bringing my ITB up to 220k. Validity to either move just wondering if I’d be cutting it a little thin with trades.
T.U: Yep, good thinking.
T.D: No, too few trades.
*for those that went T.U, then got the options below.
T.U: Ziebell -> Dawson (major points net)
T.D: Ziebell -> Ridley (major cash net)
If you must do one – Ridley is the one that makes you or breaks you. He’s got prem keeper qualities and might’ve just regained them after a two year absence.
But with 9 trades I’d maybe do neither but definitely at 420k although it won’t be the more popular one will be the one that helps you most
If Ziebell is your biggest problem forward and back you must be 5,000 points clear of 2nd ranked player
Anyone able to provide the BEs for Ashcroft and Mckenna please?
Ashcroft BE 109
McKenna BE 53
While I’m at it, any chance of S.Simpson’s too please?
Simpson BE 59
Thanks Blackboard… and I didn’t even have to ask “Hurry uuuuup”
Mckenna/S.Simpson, Ratugolea & Ashcroft
Ford, Briggs & Macrae
I screwed up my Oliver trade and still have him. Somehow managed to win a couple of leagues.
Do I keep him now. He must be some chance of playing r13 with Dees suddenly looking vulnerable. Would be an easy decision if non bye rounds, and we should all be fielding 22 in r13 regardless.
T/d trade….cant have that much coin sitting on bench.
I was only going to do one trade this week to get in Eddie Ford but hamstring injuries to Sean Darcy and Ratugolea have got me thinking.
If they are standard 3 week hamstring injuries I may be able to get through until they return in R15 but Ratugolea was going to be traded at the end of the byes anyway.
I could downgrade Darcy and upgrade Ratugolea.
Darcy to Briggs
Ashcroft to Laird
Ratugolea to Darcy Cameron or Luke Jackson
These trades get 2 rookies off field and bring in a mid pricer. It means I pass on Eddie Ford and use Briggs as the cash cow.
The plan would then be to trade Briggs at his bye, pocket the cash and swing Cameron/Jackson to the rucks via Madden DPP. Of course if Briggs is still pumping out 100’s l may keep him.
Those trades would leave me with Briggs and Humphrey as my only on field players to be traded and 9 trades left.
I still have plenty of bench cover – Weddle, Wilmot, Angwin, Van Rooyen and Seamus Mitchell plus Harry Sharp who may get another go.
T/U Good trades
T/D Find another way
Laird may be suspended
Cowan, Atkins and Ratugolea > Ridley, Briggs and Mullin.
Leaves me with 80K In the bank, 12 Trades left and 3 rookies on field.
TU: Good Trade
TD: Bad Trade
Out: Wilmot, Ashcroft, Van Rooyen
In: Macrae, Briggs, Ford
Left with 12 trades and 3 on field upgrades to make
Currently sat with Marshall, English & Madden in the rucks.
Is it crazy to think of going Marshall to Briggs rather than Madden to Briggs?
Madden to Briggs just seems too much cash to lose instantly for a possible gain over the next few weeks, but going Marshall is probably riskier but more chance of a huge cash gen…..
TU: Go Marshall to Briggs, you only live once
TD: Crazy idea, stick with Marshall & Madden and forget all about Briggs
If you plan to just bring Briggs in until his Bye to make 100-150k quick, I think you could just stick him at R3 (provided your R14 situation is fine since his score won’t count that week, due to Romo and Tingles playing). You’ll get his score this week, then next week it won’t matter since everyone’s going to have 20 players on field anyway. And I’d move another rookie to him rather than Madden since you’ll need to have a RUC/FWD rookie on the bench once you trade out Briggs.
Cool, good thinking. Ratagalea has to go so that would work nicely.
I have the trades (19) to do it, dare I risk it…
I’m going Romo to Briggs and using the extra cash to get McKenna to a d6…..thinking Ridley Daniel. Will hold Gawn till his bye then grab Witts…….only 1 ruck that round. Cash in Briggs at some stage after attending to R15.
Thoughts on if atkins dropped which i think could be the case.
Out- Ashcroft, Van Rooyen, Atkins
In- Macrae, Ridley, Wardlaw
Already have Ford?
Yep, had to go the early crow on ford but worked a treat.
Thoughts on Lachie Ash as a possible D5/D6?
Priced at $462, scores over 80 the last 5 rounds including 2 tons. Doing a good job across half back to the giants.
T/U- Definite gem
Consider Salem at a cheaper price?
T/U – Yes
T/D – No
I haven’t been watching Essendon the last couple weeks. What is the deal with Ridley. Changed role or just hitting some form? His last couple weeks make him very exciting at his price, but not sure he can keep it up.
Still is in a quasi-accountable non-freed up role but a quality enough player that he puts whatever touches he gets to good use and sets up really well when the Dons defend with ball in hand.
People were tripping at the start of the year when they thought he was going to go back to being a pure interceptor – that’s never happening again. Don’t see how anyone could’ve thought that looking at the Dons backline. He needs to be a 1 on 1 role to some degree just given their lack of key defenders.
That said, he can still score well enough from there. Goes at 90%+ DE a lot of time and gets some good intercept play when the Dons wrest control from CB/stoppage and can get an optimal set up behind the ball.
Nice value at 430k.
Brass tacks: role hasn’t dramatically changed, he and the Dons are just good.
Ridley scored well against Eagles and Richmond. Only thing that makes him worth a look is his fixture. He will definitely drop spud scores as well as good scores. Will be a roller coaster.
Redman a better option?
Scored well with 2,467 this week with Clarry on bench, but Sicily suspension now makes it very tough. Do I trade one this week or ride it out with $1m + on the bench for the bye round??
TU: Hold Firm
Overall Rank: 1,811
Add Laird to it.. what a shambles
Need to reduce dead rookies
Who to trade
TU: constable (cheaper but less likely to play)
TD: sharp (bit more money but might play at some point)
Wouldn’t be surprised if Constable replaces Atkins.
Don’t think he does. Would love him to but think the Suns will realize they need a hard nose, accountable medium defender and not another soft HB.
Think Farrar sinks back there and they move some things around.
We’re not seeing Constable again.
Those who held Oliver might be well served. Article on AFL website saying he is training with main group and might be back this week.
Ashcroft, Sharp & Marshall> Ridley (via ddp), Wardlaw & Briggs
Bring Gawn after his bye
T/U – Do it
T/D – Crazy talk
Upgraded Ridley to Dawson
Thinking Ashcroft, Darcy + Sturt – Merrett, Briggs + Ford.
Leaves me 14 trades and 3 boosts.
What to do with Darcy? Thinking the hype around Jackson could get in his way too when he’s back.
Cheers all 🙂
The barbarian has been scoring tons even with Darcy playing.
Is Nat Fyfe worth bringing in this week?
He has the bye this week, so I would not recommend it. But will be worth a look in R13.
Eh. Will he though, Phil? 244k M/F I get is appealing but don’t see him being capable of much.
Still a role and sub risk. Think you’d have to be strapped with cash and trades to consider. FP still the priority.
One to watch but not holding out much hope.
Very true. Has gone out of my plans. I see my 100k coming from Briggs, not Fyfe. The biggest appeal for Fyfe is that he will have completed his bye. Cincotta (if he gets back in selection frame), Wardlaw, Ford, Briggs – and at an absolute stretch Fahey and Drury – all have Round 15 Byes. If you have a foreseeable hole in r 15, he might be an option. Basically as an expensive rookie as a good warm body on ground, with some chance that he pops on one week to give you some cash.
Yeah. Hmm. Think the use case is a warm body, you’re right
Out: P. Cripps
In: J. De Goey
Okay this is it for this week.
Out Drury and Darcy
In Ford and Briggs
Gives me $654k in the bank. Probable next week’s trades with be
Out Baker Callaghan & Ratagulea
In Brayshaw Jackson & Gulden/Neale
It will be struggle to field 18 this week though.
DEF: Dawson, Stewart, Daicos, Ziebell, ???, Scheezel
TU Lloyd +$38.5k
Starting to get strapped for cash but keen to hear people’s view on the two and their consistency.
Ratagulea to Briggs this week, and Briggs to Mc Andrew next week? 13 trades left after getting in Briggs.
Hi Fabio. Why are you wanting to trade Briggs out after one week? Also, MacAndrew is unlikely to get more games.
Laird one week suspension. What else awaits us on Thursday selection night
What a joke.
Unfortunately of the 20 dangerous tackle suspensions 18 of them have stuck. Bracing for Baird to miss.
Cinc and Young to the rescue lmao!
It’s a joke GD. I flagged this tongue in cheek on the polls thread about 6 weeks ago.
AFL completely lost the plot on this. They need to get some scientific explanations on what happens when someone tackles another person who is trying to twist out of the tackle or break the tackle. If you are lighter in weight and strength than that person, or have momentum, which most players do when tackling, then the player must drop their weight to stop their opponent from either slipping the tackle or being able to get arms free to get the disposal away. This will always cause both players to go to ground. It seems that some of these are now causing suspensions.
This is changing the entire way the game has been taught and coached for years, and for me it’s gutting to see.
I believe the AFL are very lucky that this is a super interesting season on field, otherwise some of the MRO and umpiring decisions would be under a hell of a lot more scrutiny. Anyone who disagrees go and check out the 50m penalty against the GC on the weekend….
Apologies all…. Rant over. I just love footy and I love SC and disappointed to see some of the things that are going on this year….
Also thanks to Motts for your posts regarding swearing on the site, I have probably been a culprit in the past but spot on: this site is for all ages and we need to make it as welcoming as we can for everyone of all!
Love youse all!
Darcy, Rat, Ashcroft, Ziebell > Witts, Stewart, MaCrae, Ford
Still have 15 trades after 4 this week.
TU Good Trades go for it
TD No reconsider
Day to Dawson
Yeah, can’t disagree. Weeks ago I would have defended Day (use, tags) but he’s basically an uncontested Petracca who isn’t tonning in games he should.
Dawson at a nice price relative to his output and will smoke Day.
I’m with you GD. I’ve been a plot owner on Day island since the pre season but I’ve only still got him now due to bigger fires elsewhere…
Can cover round 15 bye so targeting one of these guys I have 627k in the bank
Who to trade for Dawson out of:
T/U – Sheezel
T/D – Day
Is Wardlaw worth bringing in at almost $200k?
Wardlaw still an okay buy. Was never going to score that well v lightning Pies. Good role and will continue to play but by no means a must have.
Hey GD, just wondering if you want a wager for the eagles/pies game this round? I mean you may have to give us a few goals head start since your mob have the home ground advantage 😉
The chances of us at all competing are the same as you ever drilling a C like Butters again, FBS.
Haha good call mate. That looks to be the only highlight of my year!!
What a comeback! That’s fire
Is it worth bringing in Oisin Mullin this week for extra cash?
TU- Good trade?
TD- What was I thinking trade!!
The ol’ rule, dont bring rookies in after 1 game
Especially this year. So many dead rookies.
T/U: Darcy > English + Simpson > Briggs (via Madden) + Simpson > Ford (162k itb)
T/D: Darcy > Briggs + Wilmot > Dawson + Simpson to Ford (161k itb)
Happy to take Briggs score this week and then use as an R3 in the first scenario, hoping he makes 100-150k
TU – Dawson
TD – Macrae
The AFL website has an interview with Simon Goodwin and he has confirmed Clayton Oliver will return for the Kings Birthday R13 clash with Collingwood.
He was close to playing this week but they have decided the extended break to R13 will ensure he is fully fit.
S Darcy > K Briggs
W Day > J Ridley
S Simpson or R Atkins (based on teams) > T Stewart
I would rather Day than Ridley
Subject to teams I’m expecting 21 players available for R12.
Stewart in gives me a bonafide premo to replace the faltering Day and decent bye coverage. Trading Ford for cash, and his R15 will allow me to bolster numbers trading players off their byes anyway.
Out: Day & McVee
In: Stewart & Ford
TU OR TD?
Thanks all, pretty unanimous!!
Is it time to trade zieball?
Be of 169 losing 30k if he gets 101
Is he a keeper at best d7 f7? now that macrae may push him out of fwd line?
Can we afford to hold until bye or does he bleed to much cash?
Tricky question Paul. Been thinking about it a lot since others mentioned it above in the thread. Would be fantastic for the Rd15 bye to lose another of many North players and as you mentioned, he’s likely to lose a mountain of cash. However, if these were so crucial that a sideways trade is needed, why were very few people talking about trading him out last week? (I think one or two legends did mention it and hope they cashed in back then). 600k, high BE, Rd15 bye, sub ton score.
Likely because he is a keeper. Take out his 179 and he’s still averaging 98 over the season, great for a forward or a d6, and that’s including the few games Hall and co have been back for. Don’t want to talk anyone out of it; if you’re getting a significant team improvement or Ziebell is one of your worst players, absolutely go for it. The two trades GD mentioned above^^^ are great value imo. But if trades are low and you’ll only be going sideways to a similar 100avg or making 40-50k, I’m not sure it’s worth it.
Personally, I am saved from having to make the decision as I’m unable to bring in Briggs and trade out Ziebell due to a lack of players in defense. But my R15 bye is in serious trouble at the moment and I’ll keep it in mind when teams drop.
Still can’t believe you managed to get a reservation at Dorsia
Great points i love the cult reference hahahah “Hey Paul”
Table for 2 at 8pm at Dorsia. Thanks Paddy Bateman 😉
$600K means hes a premo. On the journey to full premo, surely you have others to sort before him?
Ziebell as a fwd
7th ranked fwd on total points & average
22nd Ranked fwd on 3 game average
8th Ranked Fwd on 5 game average
Players ranked higher on 3 games include Caleb Daniel, Nick Holman, Luke Jackson, Joe Daniher, JHF, Lachie Schultz, Nick Martin, Heeney, C.Curnow.
Would trade in any of those players based on their 3 game average? If you wouldn’t then you shouldn’t trade out Ziebell based on his 3 games.
Yes Macrae looks attractive as an almost straight swap but Treloar is back very soon which could see Macrae revert to his ave of first 7 games which was only 106.7 or 1 single point higher than Ziebells ave. Wasting a trade for 1 point isn’t wise it’s the sort of thing that Stephen Silvagni would do.
Ziebell as a defender
5th ranked on total points
6th ranked on total ave
7th ranked 5 game ave
32nd ranked on 3 game ave of 91
If he is currently on your bench yes you should trade him
Who would be the more likely to get a recall.
TU. Cowan, was managed & selected b4 Cincotta
TD . Cincotta, ommited
Asking because still holding Cowan.
I see Cowan coming back from an injured finger. The injury report suggests he might resume in VFL.
Planning 1 trade if Laird gets off, 2 if Laird stays out. Fixing red dots and bringing a small amount of cash together, and saving trades.
Davey/Cowan > Ford
Cowan/Davey > Mullin
I know Mullin has next week off, and may have dodgy job security, but if we get 2 more games out of him we should get some $$ for him.
What’s looking like the par score over the bye rounds?
Just playing around with some figures. I have assumed premos average 105, rookies average 60 and your captain scores 125
13 premos + 5 rookies = 1790
16 premos + 2 rookies = 1925
14 premos + 4 rookies = 1835
15 premos + 3 rookies = 1880
Of course, depending on people’s structure they will have more or less premos in any given week. But just as a back of the envelope calculation this would be my guess what the top 5-10% players might be achieving. (Which is what I would label par).
Nice work, mate. Gives a rough indication, which is all we can ask for. Thanks!
If you can hit 2k you’re laughing.
R15 will be the most determinative. If you can drill the C, be close to FP and have a surplus of players, you’ll be in great shape.
TU > Stewart
TD > Ziebell
TU Darcy Cameron
TD Jack MaCrae
It’s simple Mrs. Hardwick. If you’re after maximum points it’s McCrae. If you feel the need for some ruck coverage then it’s Cameron.
TU : Trade in Merrett
TD : Trade in Dawson
Both with same bye rounds.
Laird is free to play 🙂
THE BAIRD IS SPARED!
Thank god, ooof. I couldn’t have weathered that donut.
Great news after bringing him in last week!!
If R atkins gets dropped
Out – Wilmot, Atkins
In – Macrae (fwd line) , ford
TU or TD?
I’d do those trades anyway, if Rat dropped or not
Which Hawk has better job security?
TD: S Mitchell
TU Darcy, Rat, Ashcroft, Ziebell > Witts, Stewart, MaCrae, Ford
TD Darcy Rat Wilmot Day > Briggs Dawson Stewart Ford
Which set of trades are better?
TU Ziebell to Dawson
TD Day to Dawson
Out: JVR, Day, Ashcroft, Wilmot
In: Macrae, Stewart, Ford, Briggs
TU: Looks good
Sidenote, doing this causes me a slight issue in R15 with only 15 players available…
TU: The 15 trades (and 1 boost) I have left will be enough to fix that by then
TD: Re-consider my trades
Absolutely reconsider trades. #1 criterion and really purpose of trades rn is bye balance.
Best time to make up ground. Macrae not worth tanking your team.
T/U – English
T/D – Witts
I’ve had Ratugoleaat R3 sine the day dot. Purely for cash gen, do I trade him for
Briggs T/U gain97.8K
McAndrew / Barnett etc T/D gain approx 228K
Briggs will make 100k in 2 weeks if he scores 75 both weeks, he has scored 2 x 100 scores in the last 2 weeks.
He will cover any ruck missing in R12-14.
You can then flip him on his R15 bye.
I have Ratugolea and he is going to Briggs this week.
Correct. As it’s best 18 for four weeks, and I have Sic and Satan on bench this week, I’m dumping Romo for Briggs plus nearly $400k. Gets me one new premo, plus two rucks playing each bye round if I trade Gawn to Witts R14.
Is it worth bringing Briggs in until he has his bye in round 15 and then using the cash to upgrade a rookie to a premium
Exactly my plan
Bye rnds = Upgrade time! And to improve bye structure.
Trade in Stewart for …
Neither. Surely you have more pressing trades to make?
Thanks for yr comment Jack. I’m in a pretty good position with currently only one playing (and fattening) cow in my best 18 … and Stewart is a must have.
Ziebell may be about to loose a stack of cash, but SCT has spoken … bye bye the Sheez!
Is S Simpson > Briggs too sideways or worth doing if you have 11 trades left.
My plan is in r14 to upgrade mitchell and weddle to a playing rook and Ryan or Lloyd as D6. Then in r15 if briggs keeps scoring 100s he will be $420k so i could upgrade him and ford to a 600k premo. I could also add cincotta to this trade to get me anyone i want like oliver.
That leaves me with 5-6 trades and humphrey as last upgrade but if he keeps scoring 90-100s no need to trade.
I may be 1 short in r15 if i trade simpson but having the extra premo will cover those points plus i feel he will only go up $20k more so can only trade him up to a $450-$500k player
Tu: worth it
Td: no, keep simpson
19 Trades Left, 1 Boost
Trade Option 1: ($64,300 ITB after trades, 1 boost)
Wilmot -> Ridley
Ashcroft -> Macrae
D Williams -> Ford
Trade Option 2: ($18,500 ITB after trades, 0 boosts)
Wilmot -> Ridley
Ashcroft -> Macrae
D Williams -> Ford
Roberts -> Mullin
Don’t really like Mullin in after 1 game, but Redman is much more of a lock than Ridley.
TU: Trade Option 1
TD: Trade Option 2
Traded S.Simpson to E. Ford and R. Marshall to Briggs
Now have $689,000 in the bank and 12 trades remaining
TU – Trade Angwin to Bont
TD – Keep the cash for the upcoming bye weeks
Comment: Angwin with R15 bye, to someone playing in R15
By the looks of it I might only have about 15 blokes playing in round 15 if I keep the same team (obviously won’t be the same)
Don’t trade Marshall, no point trading out a player averaging 111…
There is if his names Shaun Darcy..
Am considering trading Powell out because that BE (150) is terrifying considering how bad he was last week. I am currently covered well enough for this round (19) and 14 (19) but 15 looking a bit scarce with only 15 but I’m grabbing Neale next week and hopefully Dawson the week after his bye.
T/U – Zerrett – 1 extra body for 15 and still have 19 for round 14
T/D – Macrae – if you don’t get him this week then the boat has sailed but my FWD line is stacked so he is going into the MID for me
Comment – cop the price hit, hope he tonnes up and play through the bye rounds
On a side note I have 14 trades left after bringing in Ford and Wardlaw early last week. Is it worth downgrading JVR to Briggs via McAndrew with the intention of cashing him out in round 15 or am I better conserving the trades?
Current ruck line is Marshall, Gawn, Madden.
Would it be ok to bring in Briggs this week as R3, by moving madden fwd?
Would be on field during bye rounds, and then trade him out after byes once he has made his money.
TU: do it
TD: keep the trade
How many trades do you have left? I’m considering this move but it will leave me with 12 trades. I have enough ITB to straight trade up to another premo next week but still have three rookies on the field. Having Humphrey and Briggs will definitely help make those last upgrades easier but just concerned about injuries/suspensions in the run home.
DEF: Dawson, Ziebell, Stewart, Daicos, Sheezel, Weddle (Cincotta, Constable)
MID: Bont, Oliver, Laird, Merrett, Green, Steele, Ashcroft, Baker (Wilmot, McLean, A.Davey)
RUC: Marshall, Gawn (Madden)
FWD: Dunkley, Taranto, Rozee, Cogs, Humphries, S.Mitchell, (JVR, Simpson)
Before trades: $114,900 ITB – 20 trades left (three boosts)
Thinking Wilmot, Ashcroft, Davey > Ford, Macrae (FWD via a lot of DDP moving), and Wardlaw.
Any feedback/ideas appreciated
TU: Briggs (R3)
TD: Wardlaw (M8)
Ziebell Davey Darcy Rat > Stewart Witts Briggs Ford
TU: Yes Good Trades
TD: Bad Trades
Leaves $100k ITB
Who to trade out first from:
T/U – Cowan
T/D – Cincotta
TU Ziebell Rat Ashcroft Darcy > Stewart Dawson Witts Ford
TD Ziebell Rat Davey Darcy > Stewart Witts Briggs Ford + $100k
if you need the cover over the byes then Witts by a country mile
I’m sorry but as a SCT veteran and HoF coach I just think there’s no way we can practically discuss trades during the bye rounds without seeing team announcements.
I know I’m probably going to be smashed for this but let’s get a grip everyone, until teams are named, with all of the unknowns, how can discussions really be judged with the facts?
I’m sure the SCT writing team will put up an updated post once teams are named making this thread obsolete.
It’s a valid point, but wouldn’t that reasoning make practically all discussions irrelevant? All trades talks each week? All of pre-season planning until we see teams?
And where’s the fun in that? What are we supposed to do instead – spend time with our families?
You’re right deano that we don’t know things, but I enjoy my SC so much I wanna look at my options from Monday morning! (Sometimes Sunday night!) I figure out some options I’m happy with and then wait for the teams – then I just roll with the option with the green lights. If my plans have players with shaky JS, I make sure to plan a backup option. Saves me scrambling to figure something out on Friday. Coming here and seeing others thoughts is gold!
I generally print out a couple of possible teams each week b4 selections……this week it’s a dozen !!!
Doing Atkins > Briggs
Ashcroft (TU) or Baker (TD) for T Stewart?
Took an early gamble on Gawn DPP but obviously failed there – which ruck combo should I go with moving forward?
TU – English + Gawn
TD – English + Marshall
I gave thumbs up to Gawn since you already have him. Use trades elsewhere
Sorry should have specified I currently have all three.
Wasn’t the smartest decision I know
T/U: Roberts and Cowan/Sharp > Briggs and Ford
T/D: Roberts, S.Ryan and Ashcroft > Briggs, Ford and a premo
If option 1, who to trade out?
And if option 2, which premo should I bring in? Considering Merrett, Ziebell and Docherty
I’m personally holding off on trading in a Premo this week. Anyone you trade in will miss a week during the upcoming Byes. Merrett could possibly work if you are able to field 18 -19 in round 14. Most teams are missing heap of players in round 15 so can’t consider Doc. Ziebell has a massive BE and his role has changed a bit with the new coach at North. I would be avoiding him completely.
My plan would be to hold your cash and target players next week that have already had their bye. Basically anyone from Sydney . Freo . Saints or Brisbane.
Thanks mate. At this stage it looks like I will have 17 in round 14 if I do the Zerrett trade. Although I will probably pull in more playing players over the next couple of weeks. It’s a toughie
TU Ziebell Rat Ashcroft Darcy > Stewart Dawson Witts Ford
TU Wilmot > Ridley (allows 2 Premos in next week Brayshaw/Neale/Steele/Ryan/Serong)
TD Wilmot > Dawson (allows 1 Premo in next week)
Planning my upgrades for next week and doing a double down, the help I need is whether I do a third & if so which one.
Obviously dependent on if not named & named.
TU: Atkins > Fahey/Mullin (or any other 123k rookie)
>> This option allows me to get both Neale & Steele next week
TD: Atkins > Fyfe/Briggs
>> This restricts to Neale & 430k option but better cash gen.
Please note I only have 10 trades, this trade would make it 9.
Mullin won’t go up in price for 2 more weeks, Fahey is on an extended bench and also not on the bubble, Fyfe is on a bye. Briggs is the only real option but with Atkins named, you could hold him till next week then downgrade him to Fyfe then?
Thinking right outside the square…have two boosts left. Really need a win this week, so thinking holding both Oliver and Sic means both miss two of next three…cant afford that. So……..
If Td…comment on alternatives
Gives huge cash generation, and means I can massage R15 shortfalls starting next week. Two Rucks each bye as well as Madden off field.
18 trades & 3 boosts
Out: Ratug, Davey, Ashcroft
In: Briggs, Ford, Dawson (have bont, laird, oliver)
Downside is Dawson still has his bye – but Ashcroft offsets
Up or Down?
What are your thoughts on Luke Jackson as an F6 and possible ruck swing coverage for injury/suspension? Like a lot of teams I have Madden as my R3 and was using Ratugolea in the forward line as my loop.
3R average 102
5R average 99.4
Season average 89.5
3 tons in his last 4 games with Darcy in the side. Darcy likely to miss R12-14, so Jackson will likely get a spike in those weeks.
I like the idea of an R/F swing.
T/U Like the idea
T/D Nope look elsewhere
Last player for FWD line…
TD: Rozee (yes, I don’t own Rozee)
Treloar is back this week. Would wait to see what role Macrae has this week before bringing him in.
Who to trade out first
I currently have 18 trades with 2 boosts to go so feeling like going on abit of a spending spree..
I have come up with following 4 trades, are they worth it?
Ashcroft, Simpson, Atkins, Cowan -> Dawson, Ridley, Ford, Mullin
One of H.Sharp, A. Davey, H. Rowston and B. Drury must make way.
Was going Rowston but he has been recalled as well as Davey.
Doubt Rowston (despite good form in the 2’s) or Davey make the final cut. Drury is probably the least likely to get a game in the short term and has the dreaded R15 bye.
15 trades left before trades this week, 1 boost and and 4 rookies on field before trades
TU: Cowan, Atkins Ratugolea > Briggs , Ridley and Mullin
TD: Ratugolea > Briggs (Briggs Ruck 3 for both options)
Atkins has been named.
Thinking Wilmot, Ashcroft, Simpson > Ford, Macrae (FWD via DPP), and Briggs (via DPP).
Any feedback appreciated
OUT: ginbey JVR Roberts
IN: Ford wardlaw Briggs
So trading roberts -> wardlaw gets Me an extra number onfield this round… worth the trade and $50k outlay? Otherwise save a trade and $50k.. let us know what you think please
I don’t know that roberts returns straight away and if he does it is potentially as the sub and I’ve held 10-12 weeks for nothing…
Could be a bit of a wasted trade in my book. Unless you really need Wardlaw round 14 he will more than likely only be bench cover ( wont make fast cash after last weeks disappointing score ) It is team dependant, how many trades / upgrades do you need to do ?
I doubt Roberts returns during the byes. He may still get back late in the season and provide some sort of cover.
Who to trade for Ford
TU – Simpson
TD – Davey
Probably comes down to who’s a better chance to play in the coming bye rounds
Darcy Rat Davey > Stewart Briggs Ford
TU: Good Trades
TD Bad Trades
TU Darcy Rat Davey > Stewart Briggs Ford
TD Darcy Rat Chandler > Stewart Briggs Ford
hey guys, 12 trades left and I’m thinking.
Wilmont, Ashcroft and Sturt to
Stewart, Ford and Briggs.
Good trades yes but left with only 9 – yikes!
Briggs still a good trade, considering Flynn is named? And it being a Sunday game..
Flynn is on the extended bench, you will know at 5pm whether he makes the final 22.
Stewart, briggs and ford
Stewart, Wardlaw and Ford?
Option 2 probably suits my team structure better but miss any cash Briggs will make.
Think I have finally landed on my trades for this week. Please sign off
Darcy Rat Chandler Ginbey > Witts Stewart Briggs Ford
TU: Yes good trades
TD: No bad
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