AFL Teams: Round 6


COLLINGWOOD v ST KILDA, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm AEST, Friday 3 May

B: N.Brown B.Reid B.Macaffer
HB: M.Clarke H.Shaw H.O’Brien
C: S.Sidebottom D.Swan D.Thomas
HF: J.Elliott T.Cloke Q.Lynch
F: B.Kennedy T.Goldsack S.Dwyer
R: D.Jolly S.Pendlebury J.Blair
I/C: A.Krakouer J.Witts J.Thomas P.Seedsman
EMG: A.Fasolo J.Russell M.Williams
IN: Krakouer, Jolly, J Thomas, Witts, Kennedy
OUT: Toovey, Hudson, Russell, Fasolo, Sinclair

B: Wright Fisher Gilbert
HB: Dempster Roberton Geary
C: Dal Santo Hayes Murdoch
HF: Armitage Stanley Montagna
F: Saunders Riewoldt Koschitzke
R: McEvoy Jones Steven
I/C: Ross Saad Milne Siposs
EMG: Hickey Newnes Webster
IN: S.Milne, A.Siposs
OUT: T.Dennis-Lane (omitted), T.Lee (Achilles)

ESSENDON v GWS GIANTS, Etihad Stadium, 1.45pm AEST, Saturday 4 May

B: M.Hibberd T.Pears C.Dempsey
HB: K.Hardingham C.Hooker B.Goddard
C: M.Baguley J.Watson D.Zaharakis
HF: J.Merrett S.Crameri J.Melksham
F: A.Davey S.Gumbleton B.Stanton
R: T.Bellchambers B.Howlett N.Kommer
I/C: H.Hocking L.Jetta D.Hille D.Myers
EMG: E.Kavanagh N.O’Brien N.Lovett-Murray
IN: Jetta, Pears, Melksham, Kommer
OUT: Winderlich, Colyer, Heppell, Carlisle

B: A.Kennedy T.Mohr J.Bruce
HB: A.Corr S.Gilham T.Greene
C: T.Scully C.Ward J.Townsend
HF: R.Palmer J.Cameron A.Tomlinson
F: D.Smith S.Frost T.Adams
R: J.Giles A.Treloar D.Shiel
I/C: C.Hampton S.Coniglio S.Reid Z.Williams
EMG: T.Bugg S.Edwards T.Downie
IN: Gilham, Hampton, Bruce, Adams, Townsend, Frost, Corr
OUT: Thornton, O’hAilpin, Davis, Bugg, Whitfield, Plowman, Haynes

NORTH MELBOURNE v PORT ADELAIDE, Blundstone Arena, 2.10pm AEST, Saturday 4 May

B: McMahon Thompson Firrito
HB: Mullett Grima Macmillan
C: Wells Atley Wright
HF: Black Daw Hine
F: Thomas Petrie Adams
R: Goldstein Swallow Ziebell
I/C: Bastinac Cunnington Gibson Sierakowski
EMG: Currie Anthony Hansen
IN: Sierakowski
OUT: Anthony
NEW: Will Sierakowski, 22, Hawthorn list

B: Heath Carlile Stevenson
HB: O’Shea Jonas Cassisi
C: Brad Ebert Boak Hartlett
HF: Wingard Westhoff Stewart
F: Neade Schulz Gray
R: Lobbe Wines Cornes
I/C: Renouf Broadbent Monfries Mitchell
EMG: Colquhoun Butcher Moore
IN: Mitchell
OUT: Trengove (foot)

ADELAIDE v HAWTHORN, AAMI Stadium, 4.40pm AEST, Saturday 4 May

B: Rutten Talia Otten
HB: Brown Reilly Mackay
C: Kerridge S Thompson Smith
HF: Douglas McKernan Lyons
F: Porplyzia Lynch Jenkins
R: Jacobs Dangerfield Sloane
I/C: Jaensch Wright Vince Henderson
EMG: Tambling Johnston Petrenko
IN: Porplyzia McKernan Lyons
OUT: Petrenko Walker (knee) Laird (thigh)

B: Gibson Lake Hodge
HB: Birchall Stratton Guerra
C: Smith Mitchell Hill
HF: Burgoyne Franklin Puopolo
F: Breust Roughead Gunston
R: Bailey Lewis Sewell
I/C: Shiels Hale Simpkin Osborne
Emergencies: Duryea Cheney Spangher
In: Sewell Simpkin
Out: Rioli (hamstring) Savage
New: Jonathan Simpkin, 25, Geelong

RICHMOND v GEELONG, MCG, 7.40pm AEST, Saturday 4 May

B: Morris Rance Chaplin
HB: Grimes Petterd Houli
C: Newman Cotchin White
HF: Deledio Edwards Jackson
F: McGuane Riewoldt Vickery
R: Maric Martin Vlastuin
I/C: Ellis King Grigg Knights
Emergencies: Batchelor Tuck Nahas
In: Chaplin Morris King
Out: Nahas Batchelor Helbig (hamstring)

B: Mackie Lonergan Enright
HB: Corey Taylor T Hunt
C: Duncan Bartel Motlop
HF: Christensen Johnson Smedts
F: Chapman Hawkins Podsiadly
R: Blicavs Selwood Kelly
I/C: Guthrie Horlin-Smith West Stokes
Emergencies: Brown Murdoch Thurlow
In: Chapman Hawkins
Out: Rivers (knee) Caddy

GOLD COAST SUNS v FREMANTLE, Metricon Stadium, 7.40pm AEST, Saturday 4 May

B: McKenzie Murphy Prestia
HB: Stanley Thompson Broughton
C: Rischitelli Ablett Harbrow
HF: Bennell Lynch A Hall
F: Smith Day Matera
R: Dixon Hunt Swallow
I/C: Lonergan O’Meara Brennan Shaw
Emergencies: Gorringe Hutchins Sumner
In: Bennell Lonergan
Out: May (hamstring) Hutchins
New: Jesse Lonergan, 18, Launceston (Tas)

B: Spurr Dawson Johnson
HB: Ibbotson McPharlin Pearce
C: Mzungu Crowley Suban
HF: Barlow Mayne Ballantyne
F: Crozier Hannath Walters
R: Griffin Mundy De Boer
I/C: Pearce Duffield Sutcliffe Silvagni
Emergencies: Neale Sheridan Smith
In: Duffield Silvagni Sutcliffe Crozier
Out: Bradley (knee) Hill (quad) Fyfe (suspended) Neale


B: Malceski Grundy Smith
HB: Mattner Richards McVeigh
C: Jetta O’Keefe McGlynn
HF: Hannebery Reid Jack
F: Goodes Pyke Bolton
R: Mumford Kennedy Parker
I/C: From: Armstrong Bird Lamb Morton Rampe Walsh White
IN: Morton White Lamb Walsh
OUT: Everitt
NEW: Jed Lamb, 20, Gippsland U18

B: Patfull Merrett McGrath
HB: Yeo Clarke Adcock
C: Hanley Rockliff Golby
HF: Polkinghorne Brown Zorko
F: Mayes Leuenberger Cornelius
R: Longer Moloney Redden
I/C: From: Green Bewick Paparone Lisle Raines Lester Crisp
IN: Hanley, Lisle, Lester, Crisp
OUT: Docherty

CARLTON v MELBOURNE, MCG, 3.15pm AEST, Sunday 5 May

B: Yarran Jamison Henderson
HB: Tuohy Armfield White
C: Lucas Robinson Simpson
HF: Judd Walker Garlett
F: Curnow Hampson Waite
R: Warnock Murphy McLean
I/C: From: Scotland Carrazzo Bell Betts Rowe Ellard Cachia
IN: Waite Ellard Cachia Bell
OUT: Gibbs (hamstring)
NEW: Jaryd Cachia, 21, Norwood (SANFL)

B: Dunn Frawley Terlich
HB: Grimes McDonald Garland
C: Trengove Viney M Jones
HF: Howe Sylvia Kent
F: Bail Gawn Byrnes
R: Spencer McKenzie N Jones
I/C: From: Blease Strauss Pedersen Nicholson Evans Tapscott Davey
In: Dunn Strauss Spencer Viney Kent Nicholson
Out: Jamar (groin) Rodan Watts (hamstring)
New: Dean Kent, 19, Perth (WAFL)

WEST COAST v WESTERN BULLDOGS, Patersons Stadium, 4.40pm AEST, Sunday 5 May

B: Brown Glass Hurn
HB: Waters Mackenzie Wellingham
C: Gaff Priddis Dalziell
HF: Hill Darling Masten
F: Naitanui Kennedy LeCras
R: Cox S Selwood Shuey
I/C: FROM: Brennan Hams Kerr Sinclair Rosa Schofield Smith
IN: Rosa Schofield Wellingham Smith Naitanui
OUT: Butler (calf) Cripps
New: Sharrod Wellingham, Collingwood

B: Morris Roughead Picken
HB: Johannisen Austin Young
C: Macrae Boyd Cooney
HF: Stringer Addison Stevens
F: Dahlhaus Jones Tutt
R: Minson Lower Liberatore
I/C: From: Wallis Cross Veszpremi Smith Pearce Howard Markovic
IN: Addison, Markovic, Howard, Pearce
OUT: Goodes (suspended)


  • Gibbs to Hartlett, can come back when he’s a bit cheaper, Viney on field, leaving Goodes/Pittard & Evans/Whitfield on respective benches.
    Second trade, i have Rowe, Blics & Daw backing up Cox. This week Gawn for Blics & next week Rowe for Berger. Like quite a few Hoff will have to wait.

    • Why is bringing in a R4 more important than a potential F1?

      • Good point, doesn’t have to wait, but 57thousand good points against 17thousand negative points. Argh the old red button go’in to take a pound’n this week.

        • On the 17k the Hoff loses (if that is all he loses), I’m guessing you want Stevie J as everyone does, he’ll go up 40k so your back to square 1 but a trade and many points worse off for a R4 that should never really ever be needed

        • briby, so if you are calculating WEsthoff loss on 112 (his average so far this year)…..why would you be trading him out?? 112 average for any forward is exceptional!!!

      • Because Gawn will make some cash while also giving you around sixty odd. Where as Hoff could still pull out a 100 and stevie J a 91 making you lose money and points.

        • Hoff will not pull out 100. He needs to score 110 to lose 17K… He may get 70 if he’s lucky… Stevie J could then pull out a monster score as he does and he plays well on the Tiges… all for a measly R4… Gawn will never see the field in your side once you bring in the Berger (why do you still not have him)

        • Average would be higher except for last weeks 45, seems to have scared everyone, am willing to give him another week, as haven’t got Berger yet, relying on the above mentioned for R2 isn’t good. Gibbs to Hartlett or Birchall?

          • Hartlett. Birch will drop in price in 2 weeks.

            Your call on the Hoff. Why don’t you get the Berg in this week?? His BE is only 7 so he will go up in value again

          • Gibbs to Hartlett, Whitfield to Berger, leaving $564k for next week, at least i have cover, except for Def.

          • I much prefer that. Gawn is distracting people from what they need to be doing. Good stuff

          • Cheers mate

    • considering trading out fyfe for birchall( goodes dpp) and gibbs to harlett. My main concern is losing fyfe who has been solid. Are others keeping him for the 2 weeks or dropping him now?

      • too many backline problems and I reckon fyfe is a gun so im keeping him

  • Yep Hutchins and Pittard on the back bench and Goddes and Crouch on the mid bench

    But Blicavs and Witts in the Ruck bench both playing and Neade and Rowe in the fwd bench both playing.

    Question Macaffer over Neade or Rowe now that Toovey is injured?

  • Would love some thoughts on what to do with this backline.

    DEF: D. Heppell, B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, B.Goodes, D. Terlich, J. Pittard (C. Heath, L. Stevenson)

    • Without seeing the rest of your team, its pretty useless

      • Because in order to bring in Hartlett… I traded out Westhoff

      • Wow youre amazing Dean.
        Swing Heppell into youre Mids. Trade Gibbs. No donuts

    • Sorry rest of team is

      DEF: D. Heppell, B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, B.Goodes, D. Terlich, J. Pittard (C. Heath, L. Stevenson)
      MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, M. Murphy, M. Barlow, O. Wines, B. Moloney, J. O’Meara (B. Crouch, J. Neade)
      RUC: B. McEvoy, M. Leunberger (M. Blicavs, S. Rowe)
      FWD: T. Rockliff, J. Kennedy, D. Cox, D. Martin, J. Bartel, S. Mayes (S. Dwyer, B. Macaffer)
      CASH LEFT: $33,600

      Thanks for reply.

  • Goodes > Vlustuin


  • Thinking of going:

    Fyfe to hartlett – using the dpp to move hartlett to def for goodes to sit on the mid pine
    Gibbs to one of
    Vlastuin – game # 2 could take advantage of a downgrade opportunity
    Ellis – low break even, again take advantage of a downgrade opportunity
    Birch all – premium for premium

    Thoughts on the Gibbs trade?

  • Feeling like just copping a donut from a Pittard/Gibbs… Any downgrade target for me will only probably get me an extra 50-60 points and save me a trade.
    Do I play Kommer or Evans on the field?

  • Whitfield to Gawn (thanks Blicavs) and Goodes to Hartlett. Money in the bank plus upgrade a stagnant Def. Win win!

    • Were you one of the lucky few to avoid a lot of the carnage?

      • Don’t have Pittard, but have the others (Hepp, Gibbs and Goodes) and had Whitfield and Fyfe on the mid bench. So no, didn’t avoid all of it… just have managed to minimise it. On paper at least! It’s easy to be a Thursday expert.

  • Westhoff and Hodge to Watson and Hartlett and have one donut or Goodes and Hodge Hartlett and Hanley and only have a 4 Premo midfield?

    • Whats more important? Short term points or long term players?

      • Preferably both. Perhaps Hodge to a mid/def who can fill in the backline? Depends on your squad.

        • My Backline and Midfield at the end of Round 5 was this:

          Def: Goddard, Heppell, Gibbs, Goodes, Heath, Terlich. (Pittard, Stevenson.)

          Mid: Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury, Swallow, Hodge, Wines, O’Meara, Evans. (Crouch, Dwyer.) $316,200 Remaining.

  • Anyone considering waters as a cheeky POD in the back line?
    Has a good run up until the byes and a good bye round (would keep until the byes)

    Otherwise maybe downgrade to Vlastuin? (Would only get waters instead so as not to lose points and ranking)

    • Waters has a BE of 132 and is averaging only 88. He will be bleeding money

  • Heppell, Gibbs, Goodes, Pittard, Whitfield, Fyfe, Crouch, i’m guaranteed multiple donuts…FMDT

  • Same as most – Gibbs, goodes and Heppell out.

    Thinking of going Gibbs to Scotland and Heppell to birchall or hartlet ?

    Thoughts ?

    • Why would you trade out 2 of the DEF players you would have in your final team?

  • I don’t want zeros

    • surely there is another way using DPP. Get one of them into your MIDs bench and trade out Goodes if need be

  • guys im in a pickle with my backline. i have 140k in bank and my two options are goodes out to shaw or pittard out to seirwowski. Thoughts to which one?

  • Heppell not playing? Ohh my god, I was going to trade him in. Damn. Who should I trade in instead? Watson or Stanton then?(posted this in the wrong forum initially)

    • Watson as he is rock bottom. Were you bringing Hepp into your mids?

      • yeah was going to put him in mids then put goodes on mid bench, was going to

        • watson scored a pretty poor 60 something the other day and gets tagged a lot. stanton has had a really good season so far and is perfectly suited to dt. i personally prefer stants….but….????

          • Watson had 1 bad game… Maybe Stants is due? Stanton is a gun. You can’t go wrong really. Watson should not get any cheaper this season. Either way, you win :)

          • or should i just get birchall?

          • or should i risk hartlett against a good team?

          • I’d go Hartlett, Birch will drop in price with the 80 in his 3 game average

  • What to people think, with all backline carnage and having gibbs,pittard,heppel and goodes out, thinkinbg of going

    Thoughts? Taylor new role

  • steele sidebottom has an easy b/e and should make me some money and score well at the same time….

  • Which one?

    Gibbs -> Hartlet
    Goodes -> Shaw


    Gibbs -> Hartlet
    Neade ->

    I am wanting to keep Goodes as he will make more $$$ and have bench cover for mids in evans and Terlich in def.


  • Hibberd, Yarran or Dixon?

    • I think so too. He (Neade) isn’t going to go up much in price and is sitting on my bench.

      Scotland or Hartlett?

      • Hartlett for mine.

        Scotland may rip it up this week with Gibbs out but I think no more than Hartlett and not as consistently

        • Are you serious? His next 5 games are Melbourne, St Kilda, Port, Brisbane and GWS. He has averaged between 86-104 for the last 7 seasons? Not consistent?

          • Not this year I dont reckon. And once Gibbs comes back… You gotta remember the role he played is not being compromised with Walker, Yarran and Gibbs al back there providing the run that he scored so well for

          • Mmmmmm…… I just dont wanna jump on Hartlett cos everyone else is and i reckon he will spud it up.

          • Go with your gut. I sincerely hope Scotland kills it, he’s a long term gun as you proved with those figures before

  • Trades complete….

    Gibbs > Hartlet
    Pittard > Vlastuin

    Its all up to the DT Gods now!

  • Please Help

    Should I go





  • thoughts on P.hanley ? is he a good choice already have hartlett and birchall in my backline.

    • Yes, good player, brought him into my SC team this week

      • Cheers Dean, i deciding between hanley, burgoyne and possibly waters. What are ur thoughts ?

        • Waters not having his usual impact. Burgoyne is a good player, but I’d take Hanley over him.

          Hibberd is the smokey choice worth a few $$$$ less

          • Yeah, hibberd is a good choice, forgot all about heath scotland think he might kill melbourne?

          • I hope he does especially with Gibbs out, but no more than Hanley will… Hanley will be a better long term inclusion as well for mine

  • DEF: D. Heppell, B. Goddard, B. Gibbs, B.Goodes, D. Terlich, J. Pittard (C. Heath, L. Stevenson)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, T. Cotchin, S. Mitchell, O. Wines, J. O’Meara, L. Whitfield (M. Evans, J. Neade)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Leunberger (M. Blicavs, S. Rowe)
    FWD: T. Rockliff, J. Kennedy, J. Westhoff, D. Martin, J. Bartel, S. Mayes (S. Dwyer, B. Macaffer)

    224k left

    My original trades were Hoff to stevie J and Goodes to Hartlett.
    Now I’m thinking Goodes to Hartlett Which leaves me with 40,800 and Gibbs to one of hanley, scotland, waters, grimes or burgoyne. I can’t afford Birchall. thinking either Scotland or Hanley. Or should I take a 0 in the defense and do the Hoff trade still. Does anyone know how much he’s projected to lose?
    Thoughts please?

    • Also I’m ranked 352 and don’t really want to drop too much.

    • BE 132, projected 17K loss with score of 110.

      Stevie J has BE 68, project 13K gain with score of 103.

      You considered Hibberd?

      • I have but I think its most likely out of hanley and scotland.

        • Same dilemma Stevo, i’m learning slightly towards hanley with his higher ceiling, but scotland vs melbourne is very tempting indeed. Go with you gut i say, mine says hanley.

    • Just went pittard to Hartlett. Then swapped hoff into mids for neade and traded him to scotland and moved goodes into mid bench. Thoughts?

      • Just changed it again. This time hoff to hartlett and goodes to birchall. Can’t afford birchall if i trade pittard.

  • When do Sundays full teams come out? Friday night?

  • Jesus! What carnage?
    Is their anyone worthwhile on the bubble this week?

  • hi. last week i made good trades, and made some cash. should i do the same this week and make more cash, or is it time to start upgrading? i feel like this is the last week before we do start some real upgrades. am i right? should i do two more trades again this week, solely for the purpose of cash revenue? i have a strong enough team to still push 2000+ if that’s what your worried about….but just wanted to know if it’s too late for cash making and time to start upgrading?

  • Hey guys. I think I managed to avoid any doughnuts with some trades that I kinda wish I didnt need to do. But we’ll see.

    My team BEFORE trades:

    DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Goodes, H.Taylor, Stevenson, Pettard (Terlich, Colquhoun)
    MID: Swan, Ablett, Murphy, Cotchin, Wines, O’Meara, Mayes, Dwyer (Crouch, Viney)
    RUCK: Cox, The Burger (Rowe, Currie)
    FWD: Westhoff, Rockliff, Cloak, Kennedy, Franklin, Bartel (Macaffer, Neade).

    Basically I swapped Bartel and Dwyer over (Bartel to mid and Dwyer to forward), Traded Bartel for Hartlett. Then I swapped Hartlett and Gibbs, put Gibbs on the bench, for Viney. I then traded Pettard for Vlastuin and swapped Goodes to the bench for Terlich. Finally I put Dwyer on the bench for Neade into the lineup up forward.

    Basically, I kept Gibbs and Goodes, while dodging any doughnuts (save any last minute exclusions).

    Thoughts guys?

    • Pittard in the backline I mean! Sorry for any confusion!

  • People’s thoughts on Saunders from St.Kilda as a downgrade option instead of laird. Played 1 game as the sub, killed it and plays friday night so will know if he is the sub or not

  • Decided to go Whitfield to Hartlett (Goodes going to mids bench), and Westhoff to Stevie J.

    In all honesty, the 2nd trade feels like a luxury when I should be spending it on securing some def & mid cover, but I have a feeling this could be a boat I don’t want to miss. Keeping an eye on the long term (fell to rank 3716 last round) which is why Evans is a risky start with no cover. Will have $2,355,300 worth of players on the bench this round, with only Neade & Blicavs being reliable cover with Rowe (now in forward line as Cox is covering ruck hole) on extended bench.

  • im trading out pittard and will have 350000 in the bank… thoughts on who to get?

    current backlines
    Birchall, G
    Heppell, D
    Goddard, B
    Stevenson, L
    Terlich, D
    Vlastuin, N
    Pittard, J
    Docherty, S

  • Dangerfield to Hartlett… DPP Hartlett to Def with Gibbs now on Mid bench
    Westhoff to S.J.

    Def emerg Goodes/Pittard
    Mid emerg Gibbs/Evans

    SFA emegerncies but gets me through this week and also shakes off some dead/dying wood…


  • Pretty happy given all the carnage down back, managed to avoid a donught somehow!!

    Traded Fyfe for Hartlett, bringing Gibbs into Mid bench
    and Traded Goodes for Hanley with Heppell and Pittard on bench.

    When Gibbs comes back my backline will now be:
    Gibbs, Birchall, Goddard, Heppell, Hartlett, Hanley (2 Port boys on bench)
    and a pretty complete backline!!

    • I did the Fyfe to Hartlett brining hepp to mid bench & goodes to hibberd

      My strategy is to get the players out that are missing 2 games caue you never know what will happen this weekend…

  • im letting gibbs go for hartlett or hibberd, havent quite made my mind up yet but leaning to harts

  • Its round 6 most will cop 0 due to backline, While you guys are trading back in players you dumped because they miss a week i will be upgrading players i kept next week :)

    Happy AFL’ing :)

  • Hey guys,

    Any suggestions with the below? Money is not an issue, got 430k in the kitty:

    Backs: Birchall, Goddard, Goodes, Stevenson, Terlich, Pittard (Heppell, Gibbs)

    Centres: Swan, Pendles, Delids, J.Kennedy, Wines, Moloney, O’Meara, Evans (Neade, Crouch)

    Rucks: Cox, Luey (Kruezer, Blicavs)

    Forwards: Rockliff, Kennedy, Bartel, Dwyer, Mayes, Macaffer (Rowe, Karnezis)

    Want to bring in Stevie J and maybe avoid a 0 in the backline?
    Any help much appreciated!

  • I’ve got $483,500 to get a defender, who would everyone recommend? cheers!

  • Who would you play on field =

    Kommer or Dwyer or Matt Jones???