Pimp My Team

As we welcome in the new year with champagne, fireworks and the possibility of keyrings, it’s time for us to start tinkering with our 2019 SuperCoach sides.

Thankfully, the team at News Ltd have come to the party this year and opened up the Team Planner (for those with a SuperCoach Gold subscription) early so we have a great asset to start pulling together our respective squads. Just log into the official SuperCoach and as long as you have a subscription it will be available for you enjoy.

This post is designed for you to share your squad of the day / hour and seek feedback. To make things tick over nicely it’s a good idea to give a bit of advice yourself, no one likes a tight ass.

Enjoy!

 

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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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    CoG
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    Where I am up to atm
    Korisau – Egan
    Surgess Tapau -Haas Cheap
    Lolo Arrow Matto Murray Stimson Rad
    Morgan CHT
    Munster Salmom
    Whitehead Capewell Mann Parker Lomax Xerri Nikora
    Ponga Barba
    $83k itb
    Maybe 10 for rnd 12

    Dumped Moose and Moylan to help with rnd 12, but not thrilled about it.

    sb2231
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    Maybe try get some cash from your 2rf to uprgade barba to teddy/turbo?

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    Ty sb One of 6 always start slow but I simply don’t believe the 2 gun fb can start the season at that pace ,ie,enough to hold price. Teddy coming back from Club challenge and Turbo finished with some big numbers to keep his price up there but if needed the biggest flop will go to a surprise breakout and will look at it then for fb upgrades. That’s todays plan anyhow.

    Super Naught
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    Ponga and Barba at fullback is tasty. Just imagine the weekend when they both click

    CoG
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    Yep SN but thinking weekendsss. Morgo with the 3 ta+lba and Munsters ton haha

    TurkeySnow
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    When putting a team together/draft team where do you start? Fourth year playing trying to better last season. Guns you would hold for the year, bar injury, or undervalued players? Where cheapies are include them? Thoughts and advice heavily appreciated…

    Stilesy
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    1. Players I can’t have a team without: could be “guaranteed” cheapies like Lomax or complete weapons like Teddy. Forms the skeleton of a team. 2. Undervalued players: those who had a down year or injured who will bounce back and represent value. These players are likely not quite guns or cheapies, falling into your mid-range category. Do these after step 1 as you ideally want more players from the first category. 3. Fillers: depending on how many positions and $$ you have left, fill the gaps with players who you would be OK having. These will most likely be… Read more »

    MitchyMitch
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    Some basic maths behind my selections:-

    8 NPRs / Cheapies = $1,500,000
    First 17 = $8,100,000 or an average of $475,000 per player

    CiscoKid13
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    Anyone else interested in Carty after what Brennan said about him? Sounds like a legitimate chance of starting on an edge this year

    TurkeySnow
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    What did he say? Problem is their forward depth, likely that James pushes to an edge with Wallace/boys starting props, hipgrave/Boyle/futiki bench rotation. Proctor/James edges and arrow 13, peaches has to fit with 3 decent centres Copley/lee/kelly.

    Yesterday proctor said he was training at hlf with brimson at 5/8 so who knows yet.

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    Just a training drill from my understanding – Brimson with the ball , Peach outside (ctw) and Carty inside (left 2rf ) Drills at this stage of the preseason include depth combos but the coach thinks Carty is going well. (as always)

    Stilesy
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    “Training the house down” alert haha

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    If he’s selected and I need to free up cash I may consider him. But with Murry, Radley, Stimson, Sorenson i think there’s better options there for just a bit more.

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    Well they paid enough for him. Probably want him getting game time.

    CoG
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    Titans Bird

    Phil
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    Didn’t Brennan also add that Carty has looked in the “best physical shape” since his breakout year with the Panthers, all those years ago, or words to that effect. Mental shape?

    Mmmmm.If he starts I might risk picking him as a pseudo-cow; full-unicorn mode. Yep call me crazy, but if he hits some form: party time. It would be hard for him to sink much lower.

    Still, it’s hard to take preseason comments too seriously. Every year, from the Eels’ camp I hear: “Toughest preseason yet” and “Training the house down”. I’m immune to hope.

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Where does Carty actually play in that forward pack though. That’s the issue at the moment

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Training the house down, and being fitter than ever, really doesn’t matter if there is no room in the team and you still can’t tackle!

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    Loved the Cisco kid and Pancho (lets went )

    Grave_Digger
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    HOK: DCook, VRadley
    FRF: MTaupau, TPangai, JHost, PHaas
    2RF: RMartin, JArrow, VKikau, CMurray, LBurr, DBritt
    HFB: MMorgan, HPerham
    5/8: KPonga, JSalmon
    CTW: KCapewell, JBird, HHunt, KMann, ZLomax, BXerri, AHopoate
    FLB: JTedesco, BBarba
    $23900 remaining

    Grave_Digger
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    I tried really hard to fit SLane in but just couldn’t make it work.

    Sirlee Oldman
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    Well done. I’m impressed. I would probably have slightly different cows but this team gives me plenty to think about.

    Rizzo
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    A few different selections than what’s been posted so far (and shocking for first bye round): HOK: C Smith, B Brailey FRF: L Ah Mau, A Tolman, TPJ, P Haas 2RF: A Crichton, V Kikau, C Murray, M Gillet, 2 x Rd 1 Cheapie HFB: M Morgan, Eels young half FE: K Ponga, Warriors young half CTW: K Holland, E Whitehead, K Capewell, K Feldt, Z Lomax, 2 x Rd 1 Cheapie FLB: T Trbojevic, M Moylan $33k remaining. Thoughts? Reasoning: L Ah Mau – PPM beast moves from Dragons bench to NZ starting pack. If he plays 50 to… Read more »

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    Don’t know if it has been mentioned yet but on SuperCoach NRL page says John Bateman Will be 2rf /ctw. Will be updated when it opens on 22/1. $400k though

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    grin bonerific

    MyYfH8sSC
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    If that happens then he will replace Bird in my CTW.

    TurkeySnow
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    Is he any good though?

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    Hope all enjoyed their time away from the winter funny business .Now i am thinking along the lines of this,the player to be advantaged most by having Pearce and Ponga in the halves.I know all will be scrambling for ponga and co to start the year but Conner Watson would have to be in for a massive year if he gets the 1 jumper and they all click.Plays 12 …

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    I definitely like Watson. He is a talent and was pretty consistently pumping out good scores from the 5/8 position. Fullback surely improves his base stats, which were already decent at 28 base points per game. He probably has better outside backs to help him than Ponga had last season.

    But, does Cameron Munster at 11k more have bigger upside? Also, I don’t think Knights play 12

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    ha ha my bad with the rd 12.. I wrote the teams down playing and for some reason i thought i wrote down who had the bye…I need a 5/8 cover for 12 dual fullback.. keep looking .
    He just might have a career year watson .

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Brimson?

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    Brimson is locked and loaded if round 1 chosen.He is recovering from a injury.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    At their prices, surely it’s Munster!

    rockafella
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    SOO …i can get by without him

    MyYfH8sSC
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    I wouldn’t be too quick to consider anything with Pearce. He’s being investigated by the Integrity Unit for assault. With his history……

    Brewster
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    Isn’t he sole club captain at Newy?

    MyYfH8sSC
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    I think he is. What a great choice!

    Gregjm
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    Pearce is not being investigated for assault, Moga is. Pearce’s misbehaviour (according to early reports) was at worst a drunk and disorderly.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Sorry, that wasn’t what I read!

    TugSpeedman
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    The last I read, I believe Greg may have the more accurate scoop here.

    Probably why you’ll find that Moga is missing most of the predicted round 1 lineups too.

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    Channel 7 stated assault. I take from you guys said he was probably in a fight, drunk and disorderly. He got 8 weeks or whatever for drunk and disorderly, how many weeks will he get for this?

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    Since it hasn’t officially opened yet, will players get DPP’s added or changed when it opens? My examples are Mann to be HOK, SJ 5/8, Widdop FB etc. All these players have been heavily linked to play these positions yet you can’t put them there.

    Stilesy
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    They will be adding some duals after launch. I know John Bateman is getting CTW added as I asked.

    OnTheBus
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    I would love to see utilities able to play anywhere like Mann as more than duels . Should be able to play him hooker centre 5/8 . Same goes for peachey and bird etc. Come on SC give some more flexibility like NRL coaches get smile or make it only 1 utility allowed in SC team , players like Watson Mann staggs mmatterson (who can
    play prop too) That would make it more interesting

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    Personally i think there is to much flexibility with utility’s, which in turn makes it easier .Harder the better and less is more

    rockafella
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    They will in fantasy .And will update during the year, and i am sure it takes them away as well. Supercoach never does.

    Wrinkles
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    Just reading a few updates on the Eels training, early days I know but the spine looks like it could be

    9. Mahoney 7. Moses 6. Dylan Brown 1. Gutho

    All of these could offer good value. Brown will be in everyone’s team if he starts.
    Ethan Parry could be one to watch, he is a development player atm but is killing it in training, the Eels are light on in the centres and he could be promoted to the top squad if he continues to impress.
    Note, Eels play the first bye round.

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    Also note after 11 rounds with an eels spine you can kiss SC goodbye, Guth is Injury prone and Moses is very tempting, brown is a gun but only a teen and salmon in the background .
    You could get stuck with him and hard to replace a cheapie without job security imo.

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    I think there is some value in Moses and Gutherson, Moses has control of the team now Norman has gone and Brown will not over play him, it’s make or break for Moses, if he fails this year the Eels will move him on and his NRL value will plummet. Gutherson has had a full season after his ACL injury and is leading the way in pre season, it takes a full season to properly get over a bad knee injury and being back at Fullback I can see him sniffing around the middle backing up the likes of Moses,… Read more »

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Isn’t this the same Moses who has been so useless for the past 4-5 years? The same one Parra has been trying to offload?

    OnTheBus
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    If Guth goal kickers then yes but even then how many points will they AVG , better off with Norman in a better team imo

    TugSpeedman
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    You can pick Norman and ill happily stick with Gutho.

    Chuck a steak on it and see who comes out better at the end of the year??

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    Parra are in for another bad year.
    MOSES spells disaster.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    Is that the worst NRL spine ever?

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    One thing I’ve noticed is if Brown gets the start for Eels and Chanel for the Worriers they are both HFB only. Do you pick em both or prioritise one over the other? Might allow you to squeeze an extra gun in but you’d have to play one of the rookies in your starting 17. Thoughts?

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    I just couldn’t pick both. Not with some good options at HFB, I see Brown playing second to Moses and pumping out 40’s Chanel I’ve heard has a good running game so might score slightly better but doesn’t play the first bye. I honestly wouldn’t be game to play either in my starting side round 1.

    MyYfH8sSC
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    No, possibly TheWarriors HB as he is possibly kicking goals. Either would be NOR’s anyhow.

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    Wont be going near Brown, even if Warriors find someone who isnt rookie priced to start. Reasons to pick him; cheap. Reasons not to pick him; still only a teenager, in last years wooden spooners, will be the 3rd option in attack and doesnt goalkick to boost his base.

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    You’d have to pick up one of them though if they’re base priced cheapies….?

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    But so was Crocker last year and he didn’t do to well. I am unsure with starting any cheep hlf

    OnTheBus
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    Only 61 days 8 hours 37 min until lockout hahaha