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%.



Callum Mills ($642,400) - 6%

Despite having the fifth-highest average last year, the Swans skipper sits in just 6% of teams a month out from Round 1 - the lowest ownership percentage among the seven most expensive midfielders, and by some margin.

Rory Laird (13%) and Jack Macrae (15%) are the next lowest and find themselves in more than double the number of teams as Mills.

The Swans midfielder isn't a large worry for copping a tag, and an opponent does look to put the brakes on Mills he can happy slot behind the ball and find the Sherrin with the same ease as in the middle.

If you've got the cash and want to take a risk, Mills might be your man.

Darcy Parish ($610,800) - 4%

Another $600k+ onballer that isn't as favoured as those around him, with many looking to avoid Parish and add the likes Patrick Cripps ($610,900 - 12%), Jack Steele ($604,400 - 19%) or Andrew Brayshaw ($615,600 - 16%).

Parish, in a contract year, is destined to hold up similar figures to his past two seasons, where he averaged 114.1 and 110.9 respectively.

Continuing to hold a leading role in Essendon's midfield, coupled with the rise of ruckman Sam Draper, expect Parish to feast on what will be an easier fixture compared to those also in his price range.

Jai Culley ($276,400) - 3%

A budget option for coaches to consider, with Culley expected to take on a more senior role after his first pre-season with the Eagles.

The Mid-Season draftee is one to keep an eye on across the course of West Coast's pre-season matches to best understand his role in Adam Simpson's engine room.

Can find the ball and ranked elite for tackles per game in his short handful of showings last year.