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Title: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on February 08, 2018, 07:26:22 PM
First real crack at 2018, let me know your thoughts. Rookies will be looked at more in JLT of course.
Thanks guys!

Backs: Laird, Howe, A. Brayshaw, Birchall, Keeffe, Goddard (Watson, Payne)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Bont, Hanners, Davies-Uniacke, Freeman (Wigg, Kelly, Worpel)
Rucks: Gawn, Longer (English)
Fwds: Heeney, Greene, Billings, C. Rioli, J. Higgins, Battle (Tiziani, Ahern)

12.3k in bank
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: SilverLion on February 08, 2018, 07:46:21 PM
First real crack at 2018, let me know your thoughts. Rookies will be looked at more in JLT of course.
Thanks guys!

Backs: Laird, Howe, A. Brayshaw, Birchall, Keeffe, Goddard (Watson, Payne)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Bont, Hanners, Davies-Uniacke, Freeman (Wigg, Kelly, Worpel)
Rucks: Gawn, Longer (English)
Fwds: Heeney, Greene, Billings, C. Rioli, J. Higgins, Battle (Tiziani, Ahern)

12.3k in bank
Hanners is injured currently mate, may not get up for Rd. 1.

Interesting to see a side with Birchall and Brayshaw, bit too much risk for my liking.

What are your thoughts on Longer? I don't see him as a top 5 ruck imo.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: DCAK on February 08, 2018, 09:08:58 PM
First real crack at 2018, let me know your thoughts. Rookies will be looked at more in JLT of course.
Thanks guys!

Backs: Laird, Howe, A. Brayshaw, Birchall, Keeffe, Goddard (Watson, Payne)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Fyfe, Pendles, Bont, Hanners, Davies-Uniacke, Freeman (Wigg, Kelly, Worpel)
Rucks: Gawn, Longer (English)
Fwds: Heeney, Greene, Billings, C. Rioli, J. Higgins, Battle (Tiziani, Ahern)

12.3k in bank
Hanners is injured currently mate, may not get up for Rd. 1.

Interesting to see a side with Birchall and Brayshaw, bit too much risk for my liking.

What are your thoughts on Longer? I don't see him as a top 5 ruck imo.

I concur re: Longer, he's a bad selection.  Won't score well enough, won't make money either
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: Money Shot on February 09, 2018, 09:41:44 AM
Would try and turn your least favourite of Birchall and Brayshaw into a keeper. Too much risk taking both of it.

Midfield is good but get rid of Hanners, he is injured currently.

Longer I don't mind as a pick finished last year averaging 90 or so and is in that age bracket that he could take it too the next level. Would prefer Jacobs though or even Big Boy McEvoy if you want a risk (look at his last 6 games of the season).

Forward line is good as well but don't trust Cyril and prefer Bundy who is cheaper.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: enzedder on February 10, 2018, 05:36:41 AM
Concur with the thoughts above about Longer, Hanners and Cyril. Don't.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: RaisyDaisy on February 10, 2018, 08:14:15 AM
Pretty sure I read Longer isn't even training with the main group still, and as of right now Hickey would start because of that

Backline is too weak as well

Upgrade one of Brayshaw/Birch to a prem and do the same for Longer

Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on February 17, 2018, 10:01:28 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Here is how my team is looking with a couple of changes. I’m trying to keep it as unique as possible. Currently 7 possible prems under 10% ownership (Hanley 9.5%, Pendles 8.6%, Jacobs 6.4%, Mills 4.8%, Barlow 3.3%, Steven 2.3%, Neale 1.9%)

Anyway here is how I’m currently sitting. Let me know your thoughts

Backs: Laird, Hanley, Mills, Birchall, O’Brien, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Mitchell, Neale, Fyfe, Pendles, Steven, Coniglio , Davies-Uniacke, Worpel (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Jacobs (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, Gray, Barlow, Petracca, Christensen, Stephenson (Higgins,Ahern)

3.9k in bank
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: ubeaut on February 17, 2018, 04:34:27 PM
Interesting team. Definitely different. Love the Pendles and Neale picks.Not sure about Steven though, heaps of better options that would still be unique.
Hanley/Barlow firmly on my radar too, but hard to pick one as the better pick and they share that pesky round 10 bye along with Gray. Maybe better to go with one or two at most,three is almost guaranteed to cause a large drop in rankings.
Structure wise a little heavy in fwds. I'd drop  Bundy or Petracca and upgrade Steven.
Otherwise great POD team.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: frenzy on February 18, 2018, 05:59:25 PM
I picked Mills last year as my breakout contender and he went backwards. I wouldn't go there again. Maybe McGrath in his place, is what I would do.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on February 18, 2018, 08:40:29 PM
Thanks guys, in fairness to Mills it was only his second year last year and did get a donut that didn’t help his average. McGrath is hitting his second year too so I’d be careful with him.

I do see where you’re coming from with Steven, what are your thoughts of downgrading Birchall instead of Petracca or Bundy? My thinking is yes it will leave my backs a bit thin but the backline does have the lowest averaging prems.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: SilverLion on February 18, 2018, 08:42:31 PM
Don't mind Steven as a pick, Saints #1 mid, don't see why he can't average 105+
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: Money Shot on February 19, 2018, 12:45:40 PM
Agree with most of the above comments regarding Steven, think he is a risky pick and there are better options around his price who would still be pods.

In saying that I love the Neale pick as he is a really good chance at finishing a top 10 mid and if he comes out firing you could get a 1 up on rest of the comp
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 03, 2018, 12:21:43 PM
Thanks for everyone’s input so far. I’m think I’m happy with where I’m at atm. Let me know your thoughts. I personally can’t fault but I’m a bit one sided haha

Backs: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Dow, LDU (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Z.Smith (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, D.Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Stephenson, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: fanTCfool on March 03, 2018, 01:37:50 PM
Surprised you can't fault it, great side apart from one dodgy pick, and I think you'd know who it is.
How much left over cash do you have?
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: ubeaut on March 03, 2018, 02:23:34 PM
Thanks for everyone’s input so far. I’m think I’m happy with where I’m at atm. Let me know your thoughts. I personally can’t fault but I’m a bit one sided haha

Backs: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Dow, LDU (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Z.Smith (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, D.Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Stephenson, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)
I've seen alot of teams with little or no expensive rookies that may have to be restructured come round one.
You have 6 which gives u great flexibility to downgrade a few and strengthen your team.
6 may be overdoing it and I think one of the keys to building a starting side is to get that balance of the best expensive/cheaper rookies right.
The only weakness in your team is fwds with Bundy at F3. If the reports of Rayners lack of a tank are correct I see him playing too much fwd in a bottom team to be worth the coin.
If u could somehow tinker and get a Premium instead of Rayner your team would look much more balanced.

Howe could be a great POD with 4% ownership is he over preseason injury?
 
Also what is your thinking with Z.Smith?
On one hand he'll have the best midfield at his feet. On the other there's alot of points to go around with Selwood,Danger,GAJ,Duncan,Menegola and Touhy. Hard to see him cracking 100 is 95 enough? Also has round 14 bye.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 03, 2018, 04:16:21 PM
Surprised you can't fault it, great side apart from one dodgy pick, and I think you'd know who it is.
How much left over cash do you have?

Dodgy pick, which of my picks is dodgy?
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 03, 2018, 04:24:07 PM
Thanks for everyone’s input so far. I’m think I’m happy with where I’m at atm. Let me know your thoughts. I personally can’t fault but I’m a bit one sided haha

Backs: Yeo, Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Coffield, Doedee (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Danger, Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Brayshaw, Dow, LDU (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Z.Smith (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, D.Smith, Christensen, Rayner, Stephenson, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)
I've seen alot of teams with little or no expensive rookies that may have to be restructured come round one.
You have 6 which gives u great flexibility to downgrade a few and strengthen your team.
6 may be overdoing it and I think one of the keys to building a starting side is to get that balance of the best expensive/cheaper rookies right.
The only weakness in your team is fwds with Bundy at F3. If the reports of Rayners lack of a tank are correct I see him playing too much fwd in a bottom team to be worth the coin.
If u could somehow tinker and get a Premium instead of Rayner your team would look much more balanced.

Howe could be a great POD with 4% ownership is he over preseason injury?
 
Also what is your thinking with Z.Smith?
On one hand he'll have the best midfield at his feet. On the other there's alot of points to go around with Selwood,Danger,GAJ,Duncan,Menegola and Touhy. Hard to see him cracking 100 is 95 enough? Also has round 14 bye.

I don’t mind spending the extra cash on the rookies if they are looking good. Rayner is there atm as I’m not sure what to do with the last rookie spot.
I’m not too sure about how’s I go about getting another prem in the forward line as I would need to downgrade a prem from a different line.

What I could do is take a backline prem and bring in Naughton/ O’Brien/ O’shea And then upgrade Rayner in the forward line.

My thoughts on Smith is when he is sole tuck he averages the second most hit outs to advantage in the comp. this should only improve with GAJ coming in. Also he’s had a ripper preseason from reports.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: Money Shot on March 05, 2018, 10:51:32 AM
forward line is way to weak for my liking leaves you quite vunerable.

Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 05, 2018, 08:18:02 PM
Agree on Forward line, Bundy at F3 was to weak. Have come up with a couple of slight changes and this is what has come about:

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Howe, Shaw, Doedee, Finlayson (Murray, Mirra)
Mids: Danger, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Bont, Brayshaw, Dow, LDU (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Gawn, Z.Smith (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen, Stephenson, Ahern (Fritsch, Ryan)

34.8k in bank

Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: Money Shot on March 05, 2018, 10:34:09 PM
Really like that team, only concern now is the stanley knife cutting Smiths score in half.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 06, 2018, 08:35:23 PM
Really like that team, only concern now is the stanley knife cutting Smiths score in half.

I’m not sure if Stanley plays much too be honest. You have Blicavs and Buzza who will get games ahead of him and also Crameri coming in up forward. I can see Smith playing in the ruck 80% of the time and Buzza or Blicavs pinch hitting.

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: cortez on March 18, 2018, 11:29:02 AM
So I’ve taken out Smith and also Danger due to injury concerns.

Here it is! Every bit of feedback would be great as I’m very happy atm and haven’t touched it for s few days.

I’ve got Sicily and Keeffe so can switch them if needed.

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keeffe)
Mids: Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen (Fritsch, Ryan)

7k in bank

Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: ubeaut on March 18, 2018, 01:14:15 PM
So I’ve taken out Smith and also Danger due to injury concerns.

Here it is! Every bit of feedback would be great as I’m very happy atm and haven’t touched it for s few days.

I’ve got Sicily and Keeffe so can switch them if needed.

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keeffe)
Mids: Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen (Fritsch, Ryan)

7k in bank

I know there are bugger all fwd rookies at this stage but I think we'll have at least 3-4. Bundy at F6 is one too deep imo.
There is also doubt on mid rookies so I am not wanting to have more than 5. Will.Banfield/Barry stay in their teams lineups long enough?
I would try to get another mid at the expense of Petracca or Smith.
I think that would give u a better balance.
That aside can't fault your picks although I have my doubts on Mills. Do u expect him to play more mid with JPK etc. spending more time fwd?
I like Ryder in there think he can at least reproduce last years numbers maybe even more with Rocky added to  the side.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: fasttrack13 on March 18, 2018, 02:10:09 PM
Haven't really read up so wondering if you explained the Mills pick. But I'm not sure he's a wise pick, one game over 25 touches and only 2 tonnes last year. Like to see breakouts who have had inconsistent years the year before rather than being consistently average scorers. Petracca in the same boat.

Team solid though, definitely low risk and should have you starting the year well.
Title: Re: Cortez 2018
Post by: AaronKirk on March 18, 2018, 02:53:41 PM
So I’ve taken out Smith and also Danger due to injury concerns.

Here it is! Every bit of feedback would be great as I’m very happy atm and haven’t touched it for s few days.

I’ve got Sicily and Keeffe so can switch them if needed.

Backs: Laird, Hibberd, Mills, Naughton, Doedee, Murray (Finlayson, Keeffe)
Mids: Dusty, Mitchell, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Coniglio, Brayshaw, Brodie, Banfield (Holman, Kelly, Barry)
Rucks: Ryder, Gawn (Cameron)
Fwds: Heeney, Billings, Petracca, D.Smith, Sicily, Christensen (Fritsch, Ryan)

7k in bank

I know there are bugger all fwd rookies at this stage but I think we'll have at least 3-4. Bundy at F6 is one too deep imo.
There is also doubt on mid rookies so I am not wanting to have more than 5. Will.Banfield/Barry stay in their teams lineups long enough?
I would try to get another mid at the expense of Petracca or Smith.
I think that would give u a better balance.
That aside can't fault your picks although I have my doubts on Mills. Do u expect him to play more mid with JPK etc. spending more time fwd?
I like Ryder in there think he can at least reproduce last years numbers maybe even more with Rocky added to  the side.

Is Ryder worth the risk given he has the Round 10 Bye. If Cameron doesn't play that week you cop a donut if you don't trade him.

If Mills moves into the mids he could be a masterstroke of a selection. I'd prefer to play safe with Lloyd but I can understand the risk taken with the selection.

Nice side.