Point of difference (POD) players in SuperCoach can be what separates the great coaches from the god, with the perfect POD often aiding trades and cash generation to give coaches the perfect start to the season.

With pre-season matches right around the corner, discovering the perfect POD will be on the mind of many coaches as they look to separate themselves from the pack.

Here we assess and name 10 players that currently have an ownership percentage of less than 10%.



Bailey Dale ($561,100) - 2%

The sling-shotting Bulldogs backman is the eighth most expensive defender heading into the 2023 season off the back of his 101.9 average from last year.

Dale will again be Luke Beveridge's go-to man to run the ball out of the backline and will likely take a majority of the Dogs' kick-ins this year, particularly with fellow defender Caleb Daniel flagged for a potential move into the midfield.

Should Daniel split his time between the back third and the middle, Dale is likely to benefit most from a SuperCoach perspective, with more of the ball in his hands to relieve their last line.

Despite a tough start against Melbourne, St Kilda and Brisbane to start the season, coaches that have Dale will be hoping to see similar scores from his last outings against the trio of clubs, having amassed totals of 105, 118 and 134 respectively.

Adam Saad ($567,900) - 3%

In the same price bracket as Dale, Carlton speedster Adam Saad is also among the lowest owned in the top line of defenders with just 3% selection.

Should his history against Richmond be anything to go off, Saad is in line for a strong opening round to the year after posting scores of 122, 139 and 114 in his past three outings against the Tigers for a career average of 97.2 against the yellow and black - his equal second best average for one club.

With the Blues also adamant on keeping Sam Docherty in midfield despite Zac Williams' season-ending injury, more of a reliance will be placed on Saad's shoulders to start the season.

Keidean Coleman ($479,000) - 1%

A cheaper option for coaches to consider, Coleman is tipped for a breakout year with the Lions after cutting his teeth as Daniel Rich's right-hand man.

The emerging defender now looks suited to taking on the leading role as Brisbane's go-to half-back flanker and ball user, offering surgeon-like kicking from the defensive third.

After a slow start to last year, Coleman managed just one score below 88 in his final eight matches to end last season, a run that included top scores of 118 and 119.

Coleman saw his SuperCoach average leap from 48.4 points per game in 2021 to 87.0 points last year in becoming a full-time defender for Chris Fagan, with coaches hoping a similar rise is on offer in 2023.