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supercoach flesh for fantasy G’day community,

Well, it’s here – Grand Final weekend. Months of hard work and dedication come down to 3 days. It’s the biggest weekend on the SuperCoach calendar, but also the saddest.

Come Sunday night, it will be time to say goodbye for the summer and our seasons will be over. Before we continue on, just want to say what a season it’s been and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. You’re a sensational bunch and without doubt the best community in the land.

Anyway, this weekend is all about glory and decisions made can be difference between a win and a loss. This edition is all about finding that one player who will put on your team on their shoulders and drag you across the line. Every team will need their Stuart Dew movement. Lets find yours.


LEIGH MONTAGNA (STK) MID – $506,800 DT/$569,100 SC
– Last Game: FRE (H)
– Recent Scores: 122, 128, 129, 80, 154

In a season where many thought the St Kilda veterans were on the slide, Leigh Montagna has been at his vintage best – averaging career-high disposals at 28.7. He’s had a big month too, with disposal tallies of 35, 34, 28, 35, 32 and 33.

Of course, he does come up against a rabid Fremantle, who will take no risks in taking foot off peddle so close to finals. However, last time they met, Leigh collected 31 touches, 7 marks and 5 I50s. Leigh could be the Hail Mary throw that wins you a premiership. In sensational form, and if you’ve got 1 trade to burn, he could be the man.

LYNDEN DUNN (MELB) DEF/FWD – $325,600 DT/$447,400 SC
– Last Game: WBD (A)
– Recent Scores: 113, 56, 87, 119, 129

This trade will be for those who have the biggest set of plums going around. If you have the balls to trade in Lynden Dunn, you have bragging rights for the rest of you’re life. However, it’s not as crazy as it may seem.

In his last 2 games against Adelaide and Fremantle, he’s collected 24 touches in both games, and had 6 tackles. Against the Western Bulldogs and playing for his career, he’s in good form and should see another performance similar to his past 2. If you’re for a Stuart Dew player, here he is.

LACHIE NEALE (FRE) MID – $387,900 DT/$457,900 SC
– Last Game: STK (A)
– Recent Scores: 104, 95, 120, 113, 127

I mentioned him last week, but after a solid 127 on the weekend, he gets another run. Lachie is in sensational form right now, and have benefited not just from finding a role in Ross Lyon’s side, but also due to Fremantle playing aggressive football right up to finals time.

He’s also flying under the radar of sides too, who are busy trying to tag Barlow, Fyfe, Mundy and Hill. Form is everything, and with an average of 26.8 touches over his past 5, I wouldn’t hesitate to get Lachie in to win you a grand final.

MATTHEW STOKES (GEE) FWD – $429,400 DT/$454,100 SC
– Last Game: BRIS (H)
– Recent Scores: 72, 104, 56, 135, 141

Another one hitting form at the right time, Matthew Stokes is coming off the back of a 37-disposal game against the Swans down in Geelong. He also had 7 tackles and 5 I50s go with his complete display. 2 weeks of 135+ scores has brought Stokes into grand final selection calculations.

Last they he met Brisbane; Stokes had 31 touches, 11 marks (116 SC). Owned by 5.83% of teams, it’s worth jumping on Matthew Stokes if you’ve got the $$$ and trades left. Could run wild against the Brisbane Lions and win you the premiership.


DANIEL HANNEBERY (SYD) MID – $3460,00 DT/$406,700 SC
– Last Game: OUT
– Recent Scores: Doesn’t matter.

Out this week, the heartbreak story of this year’s finals for SuperCoaches. Get him out if you have him.


Here is the burning question from coaches right in with a sniff for glory. The pub will be shutting down for the summer come Sunday night, so a big thank you for the questions this season – been a big success!




ANSWER: Tough one, but I’d probably go Mitchell myself. Will be playing for a spot in that week 1 finals side, and if you take out games against GWS and Bulldogs at home, Zorko hasn’t been all that convincing. Mitchell for mine.




ANSWER: It’s between Simpson and Fyfe for mine. Simpson’s form has been slightly better, but Fyfe is still turning out 120+ scores. Even opposition, I’d go for Fyfe over Simpson this week. Ross last season didn’t take foot off peddle in final rounds, and was key reason for them shocking Geelong in that first final. Will be like a dress rehearsal for Fremantle, while Carlton will be playing for their lives on Saturday. Between the 2, Fyfe for me.

Ok community, all the very best for those playing for premierships, rankings or simply want to finish the season on a high.

Remember, questions can be sent to @Mr_Crimmins, or you can comment below.

Mr Crimmins.

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  1. The Special One Tactics says:

    Hi community, in the Granny this week and have a few problems!

    My DEF: Goddard, Ellis, Shaw, Murphy, Wilson and Suban (OUT). Which DEF should I bring in? Dunn maybe, Enright or Adcock? Only have 1 trade left, can afford anyone.

    Since Mundy is out it's out of Mitchell and Crouch to replace him, I'm thinking Crouch but I'm not sure.

    Josh Kennedy or Patty Ryder in FWD? Kennedy has been terrible lately and Ryder got 127 last week but with nothing to play for is Ryder the right choice?

    Finally, captain! I have a lot of options, Pendles, Swan, Ablett, Selwood, Dangerfield, Rockliff, Stevie J. I'm thinking Stevie J as Simmonds is his ground.. again, not sure!

    Good luck to all in their Grand Finals and thanks Jock and community for helping me this season!

    • watto says:

      Definitely Ryder over Kennedy. much more consistant and should keep the number one rucking role which he has averaged over 100 while doing.

    • watto says:

      Selwood must be given a go as captain or VC. Just 2 or his past 11 matches have been below 130.

    • Gilly says:




      Selwood/Stevie J VC with Ablett or Pendle/Swan as back up

  2. JS7 says:

    Get him out:

    DELICIOUS Cyril.

  3. James says:

    Hey Mr Crimmins,

    Should I trade Nat Fyfe to Travis Boak as Fyfe is being rested?

    Or should I trade Brad Crouch for Boak and bring on Tom Mitchell as emergancy?


  4. Jono says:

    Should ibbotson be in my side for the granny and thanks again for this great article!!

    • medadsson says:

      Beware Ibbotson. Heard Lyon interviewed and he said that Ibbotson was still a bit sore but would be named and have to pass final checks before game.

      • Jono says:

        Damn it because I have no bench cover with clisby and Docherty both out 🙁 I’ve already used my last trade on fyfe to danger so I guess I might just have to cop a donut in the granny ;(

        • medadsson says:

          Hope he plays for you … surely Freo can't make another change (Mayne out now)

  5. JS7 says:

    Wow, hopefully not many of us here are relying on Freo players this week!

    Out: M.Johnson (rested), D.Mundy (rested), L.Spurr (rested), Z.Dawson (rested), H.Ballantyne (rested), N.Suban (hamstring), S.Hill (hamstring), M.Walters (knee), Z.Clarke (rested), N.Fyfe (rested)

  6. Pete says:

    Hey all, I'm in the GF this week and good ol' Rossy Lyon has dropped Fyfe… who to bring in out of Tom Mitchell or Jack Viney?

    Tom has had some good games but dropped of lately (and playing Hawthorn this round)

    Jack has had a few decent games, but also a few in the 60's.

    Decisions decisions!

    • Skippa says:

      Viney all the way my friend!

    • chandanrajdb says:

      use the emergency loophole mate……Mitchell playing tonight and if he scores a decent score (say 85-90pts) keep fyfe on the ground, of-course Mitchell should be selected as an emergency on the bench, if Mitchell score less and you are not happy with his score and if you think Viney will score more then swap Viney to Fyfe onto the ground and just hope Viney scores more than Mitchell……..

      Thast's what I will be doing tonight……with Blicavs though…..


      • Pete says:

        Of course! Thanks for the help Raj.

        Thanks also Jock, Mick, Mr. Crimmins and the JR Community for the advice, assistance, and entertainment this year. Very chuffed to have made it to the GF in all of my leagues 🙂

  7. ShinbonerSpirit says:

    Typical Ross Lyon!

  8. JS7 says:

    Round 23 Squads:

    Sydney Swans v Hawthorn
    ANZ Stadium, Friday August 30, 7.50pm AEST

    In: H.Cunningham, S.Biggs, B.Jack, J.Bolton
    Out: R.Shaw (knee), N.Smith (calf), D.Hannebery (hand), J.Lamb

    In: J.Lewis, P.Puopolo, T.Duryea
    Out: B.Guerra (back soreness), C.Rioli (ankle), L.Shiels (ankle)

    St Kilda v Fremantle
    Etihad Stadium, Saturday August 31, 1.45pm AEST

    In: J.Koschitzke, D.Roberton, T.Lee
    Out: C.Shenton, J.Newnes (shoulder), B.Murdoch)

    In: A.Sandilands, G.Ibbotson, P.Faulks, A.Silvagni, C.Pearce, J.Crichton, J.Mellington, A.Forster, H.Crozier, M.Taberner
    Out: M.Johnson (rested), D.Mundy (rested), L.Spurr (rested), Z.Dawson (rested), H.Ballantyne (rested), N.Suban (hamstring), S.Hill (hamstring), M.Walters (knee), Z.Clarke (rested), N.Fyfe (rested)

    Geelong v Brisbane Lions
    Simonds Stadium, Saturday August 31, 2.10pm AEST

    In: T.West
    Out: N.Vardy (managed)

    In: B.Moloney, J.Lisle, S.Michael
    Out: D.Merrett (ankle), M.Paparone, S.Docherty

    Port Adelaide v Carlton
    AAMI Stadium, Saturday August 31, 4.10pm ACST

    In: D.Cassisi, T.Logan, L.Stevenson, J.Hombsch
    Out: A.Carlile (back), K.Mitchell (back), C.Heath, J.Neade

    In: A.Walker, D.Ellard, M.Kreuzer, J.Garlett
    Out: B.McLean (quad), N.Duigan, A.Joseph, N.Graham

    Essendon v Richmond
    MCG, Saturday August 31, 7.40pm AEST

    In: D.Hille, N.Lovett-Murray, L.Jetta, E.Kavanagh
    Out: H.Hocking (suspension), D.Myers (illness), N.Kommer (hand), J.Daniher

    In: S.Tuck, O.Stephenson
    Out: J.Riewoldt (back), S.Edwards (suspension)

    West Coast v Adelaide
    Patersons Stadium, Saturday August 31, 6.10pm AWST

    In: A.Selwood, S.Tunbridge, A.Embley
    Out: B.Dalziell, W.Schofield (cheek), B.Sheppard

    In: M.Wright
    Out: J.Petrenko

    Gold Coast v Greater Western Sydney
    Metricon Stadium, Saturday August 31, 1.10pm AEST

    In: J.Harbrow, L.Patrick, M.Weller, J.Wilkinson, S.Day, S.Tape, J.Hall
    Out: G.Broughton (achilles), L.Osborne (calf), S.May (suspension), D.Gorringe (abdominal)

    In: S.Gilham, M.Buntine, G.Ugle, S.Edwards, M.Whiley, L.Whitfield, J.Stewart
    Out: D.Brogan (retired), C.Ward (hip), A.Treloar (ankle), N.Wilson (quad)

    Collingwood v North Melbourne
    MCG, Sunday September 1, 3.20pm AEST

    In: B.Hudson, J.Russell, K.Martin, D.Beams
    Out: L.Ball (calf)

    In: S.McMahon, L.Adams, T.Garner
    Out: –

    Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
    Etihad Stadium. Sunday September 1, 4.40pm AEST

    In: A.Cooney, L.Jones, M.Talia, N.Hrovat
    Out: D.Addison

    In: R.Bail, J.Sellar, N.Jetta, M.Gawn, R.Taggert
    Out: D.Rodan (knee), C.Pedersen

  9. Eagler says:

    Ross Lyon you’re killing me!

  10. JS7 says:

    No trades left and I have Mundy & Fyfe with no cover on the bench.

    I'll have to pull of a miracle to win my GF!

  11. Gazza says:

    Community in my first grand final thank your mum for the rabbits…ps who do i go i need to get rid of cyril and fyfe…thinking stokes / walker / martin for cyril who do u guys reckon. Ps what about fyfe thinking pendles / barlow or griffen. Please help guys on last time till 2014. Jock your the man mate thanks to you and the boys all year without you and the community i would be lost.

  12. JS7 says:

    Hi Jock/community,

    I am after some Captain advice this weekend. I am the underdog for my Grand Final so I am thinking of going a POD and hoping for some luck.

    My choices are: Selwood, Griffin or Barlow – I am leaning towards Selwood.



  13. throttlefinger says:

    Appreciate all the assistance and wisdom this season, Mr. C!

  14. Ryan says:

    Hows Johnson for captain this week guys?

  15. Tim says:

    Hi all,

    Ibbotson or Enright for my final trade?

    • bout7 says:

      Out of those 2 I'd say Enright.
      But maybe consider Ellis he could be a great POD for the GF but comes with a fair bit of risk.
      High risk high return maybe?

    • chandanrajdb says:

      Enright mate……safe option……


  16. Inter says:

    Trent Cotchin is causing such a dillema, would it be worth using one of my two trades to trade him out for someone like montagna?

    • Inter says:

      So would it be good to do the following?

      Chris Mayne -> Jimmy Bartel


      Trent Cotchin -> Leigh Montagna


      • jimbotraralgon says:

        bartell at the cattery for sure….

        don't know about cotchin out…..he will play well ready for this next weeks finals

  17. Jel says:

    Sigh, 2 donuts and no trades, chances in my 2 GF's = zero

    • jimbotraralgon says:

      check the opposition teams……40 odd outs will touch everyone on some line,

  18. jimbotraralgon says:

    ross the boss breaks out into hulk mode and smashes apart supercoach finals teams….

    no one will be immune…….

  19. Eddy says:

    What to do with Fyfe (1 trade left)?
    Fyfe to Barlow (who my opponent has) safe option but thinking Barlow will get tag and little support (maybe even subbed off)?
    or maybe one of Libba/Boyd/Watson/Simpson/Stokes/McVeigh??

    Also who should I put on the ground up forward out of Josh Kennedy or Zorko?

    • throttlefinger says:

      I'm probably gonna catch a mass shitting but I'd say Zorko. Lions have been fighting and think he'll go 90+ against. Did 91 last time they played.

      • throttlefinger says:

        Neale might be a good Freo switch. As Mr. C stated, he's going ton with regularity. Could be nice POD. Watson could be a good balls move…seems to play well in adversity.

        • Eddy says:

          Agree Zorko looks more likely than Kennedy.
          Will give Neale a miss as without fyfe and mundy he will cop more attention this week also. Think it will be out of Watson and Libba (who I just realised opponent also has). Will see how things are looking after Friday night. If struggling (ie Jack and Birchall fail again) will roll the dice with Watson. Otherwise leaning towards Libba.

          • throttlefinger says:

            Saints aren't the best taggers. Plus, like you said Barlow will draw the most heat. Watson I think will have a big game. Statement game. But Libba has been playing exceptionally well. Looks like a gut call, my man. Good luck!

    • Skippa says:

      Josh Sydney Kennedy? I'm a hawks supporter and he destroys us everytime!

  20. Darby says:

    I stuck no trades left and have fyfe and mundy out crap

  21. Sully321 says:

    Hey community,
    Who on the field crouch or Mitchell?
    Also captaincy I'm thinking VC selwood and then to ablett but
    My other options are:
    ablett to pendles
    Stevie j to ablett or pendles

    Thought would be appreciated thanks

  22. Dale says:

    Help!!! I have one trade left and only 70k in the bank. I am looking to trade out Duffield.. Who is the best bet in defence for under $420. Alternatives are to trade up prodded or o’meara. Any last ditch help from the community???

  23. Dale says:

    Priddis, sorry not prodded!

  24. tyson says:

    Hi community, Who is the best back man out of Murphy or enright

  25. Charlie says:

    Who should I trade out, Shaw, Hanley or gibbs? Their averages are Hanley 86.32, Gibbs 89 Shaw 82.67

  26. CloneMan says:

    But won’t Montagna get the tag from Crowley?

  27. Judd says:

    Shane Mumford may have single handily won me a premiership.

  28. Help! (3 Grannies) says:

    Should I keep Tom Mitchells 60 or use the loop hole to put Vlastuin in instead???

  29. JB says:

    Will Zorko score higher than Tom Mitchell 60?