PODCAST: FINALS 2014 ARE HERE

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Supercoach 2014 This is what we work towards

This is what the caper is about. This is what we all apply ourselves for all season.

The finals season has arrived and greatness awaits some of us. Some will announce themselves as league powerhouses this finals season. Some will take what is rightly theirs and make names for themselves.

Some will fail. Some will be eliminated and will be left to wonder how their dream slept away.

 

Enjoy the show community – this is a special week

Annus Horribilus

Thanks to Peter Higginbotham for clarification re: Annus Horribilis

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  1. SamuelScoach says:

    What is up with that thumbnail?

  2. Matt says:

    Alright, ridding myself of Wingard (finally), with 4 trades left. Do I bring in Nath Jones, Kieran Jack, Brad Crouch or Ryan Griffen (or anyone else < 540k)?

    Cheers.

  3. maso says:

    done a richmond :( finished 9th missed final but another crack at div1 in 2015

  4. Peter says:

    Wish I'd known Gray was fluish because I would not have traded McGovern for him.

  5. BCHawks says:

    great stuff once again!

  6. PkMn Trainer Jimmy says:

    Good week coming off a horrible week the week prior. Finals in all leagues. Eagles got up. Jumped back into the top 6 for the Donor's Qualifying group (which is getting very tight) and my "NoOneSayHimetc" in Tobius Greene went well.

    Hoping that the trend continues for the next 4 weeks.

    Goodluck to everyone for the finals

  7. Trent says:

    Great call re the betting Jock, 100 percent agree with you. I'll stand by your side mate.

  8. Derek says:

    Out of interest, where did everyone’s leagues finish in the rankings?

    My best was ranked 43.

  9. Lloyd says:

    Overall rank hasn’t finished yet?? Lingering 10 places out of the top 100

  10. Marcus j says:

    Lost this week and dropped from 7th to 10th in my league. Bloody dounut from Sam Mitchell killing me. Grrrr

  11. MR CHAN says:

    1 trade left,

    to get rid of wingard or not… ?

    • David says:

      Hold if your in top 4 then trade next round

      • mRCHAN says:

        Thanks, yeah I’m in top 4 in most leagues but in jocks Div 3, need to win.

        Since swallow is cleared to play, what you think about swinging SMartin to forward, trade out wingard to David hale?

  12. Mr DJ says:

    Jock old son ..

    I just wanted to thank you, the team and community.

    I scored a massive 2610 and ranked 58th for the round.

    It’s not quite the cash winning score of 2696 but I’m happy either way.

    I couldn’t f done it without the help of the community and the wisdom from the father of fantasy footy.

    Thank you.

  13. john fitzgerald says:

    def: simpson, mcveigh, mitchell, bartel, enright, hurn. (no one)
    mid: fyfe, jelwood, beams, pendles, sloane, JPK, libba, rocky (crisp, acres)
    ruck: sandi,mcevoy (no one)
    fwd: danger, parker, gray, zorko, roughy, martin (lloyd)

    i have 5 trades left and am looking to use 2 this week but i dont have a clue who to trade. i am doing this because its unsure if ill make it to the granny.
    any help will be greatly appreaciated.

    cheers john

    • Kev says:

      Purely trading for the hell of it I'd look at getting in dusty for zorko (assuming your F6 is stefan). Frustratingly inconsistent Zorko. Also Malceski in for Enright.

      Don't know what your warchest is like but those are the two moves I'd make

      • john fitzgerald says:

        thanks very much kev. Yes Stef is my f6. These sound like there very smart trades. With 100k ill see what i can do.

        • julz says:

          why don’t you just upgrade Lloyd to another fwd ie dusty, even if u have to downgrade another one of your bench players. then u can loophole zorko, he is inconsistent but has ability to go large. roughhead could also then be loopholed if needed hes up and down also

  14. Zo123 says:

    OK! I'm ranked 4th in my league. I need to get Pav out of my life.
    FWD: Danger, Parker, Martin, Zorko, Franklin, Pav (Ambrose, Lennon)
    I'm thinking Pav & Lennon out for SOMEONE and a cheapy who won't play.
    Thoughts on McGlynn? Sydney have a good run coming up and he has been scoring well.

    • Flaccid Jaff says:

      I'd definitely get Boomer, best forward this year, massive roof, easy run home!
      Ignore his last week or 2, those scores just mean he'll be a little cheaper.
      Combine him with Alex Spina (Adelaide).
      $102k, cheapest price rookie and is the ONLY player at that rock bottom price with the very handy DPP!
      Spina should be one of the most traded in players heading into finals!

      • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

        I’ve got Spina as my swinger with Wingard for cover. We wouldn’t make a good combo, Flacid & Itchy nuts!

      • big aggots says:

        Bugg to Boomer this week is a slight worry. He has no interest in getting the ball himself at all and players are constantly wrestling with him & getting sucked in. Simpson 32, Dusty Martin 80 odd are recent targets.

    • SCaddict says:

      I'm also strongly considering going Pav to McGlynn this week, especially if Swallow is named to play and Pav gets a rest after the double head knock in the past few games.

      Benny is getting plenty of midfield time this season as well as opportunities to slot goals and has always been a great tackler and contested ball player.

      Only owned by 2% of teams too and yes the Swans have a very favourable draw to finish with so I like your thinking.

      • Garglesnarf FC says:

        Hi SCaddict, I’m considering similar options for Pav.

        At the moment I am tossing up between Henderson, Chapman and McGlynn. All are in the top 7 fwds over the past 5 weeks, with McGlynn the highest scorer and Henderson at $80k less than the other two, but it’s the Bombers draw which looms as the decider for me. Plus with Chappy’s nude nut I can pretend I still have Gary.

        Goodluck to all this week!

  15. peter says:

    McGlynn a good one & Memrey (Swans fwd @ $123.9) or a non playing extra cheapie say, Alex Spina, Ade F/M @ $102.4

  16. Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

    Liked the look of the young Broomhead yesterday. He swept me off my feet

  17. plywood says:

    Hi guys – I have a fascinating question and I'd like a bit of help with it.

    I have 4 trades left and 25K in warchest. I can afford to turn Hibberd into either Mitchell or Hanley by downgrading. Thing is, in week 2 of finals, Hanley cops McCaffer tag while Mitch cops Crowley tag. Which is better option? I expect to win my first final but second would be tight. Hanley also increases out of my price range with his forthcoming BE.

    Any thoughts would be really appreciated, thanks.

    • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

      It’s hard to argue with Hanleys form lately. Beastly

    • Mozz says:

      Hanley is certain to play, whereas Mitchell will be rested heading into finals (like last weekend!)
      I would go with Hanley

  18. RooBoy says:

    I think Rocky might get the McCaffer tag before Hanley if I was coach but the again I'm not…..

  19. BB12 says:

    Help Needed & urgently for a long time / first time.
    Finished 4th in an average comp but I'm playing a team that finished top 10 overall.
    def – Malc, McV, Swall, Simps, Burg, Langdon (B.Mrtn/Georg)
    mid- Pend, JSel, JPK, Ward, Libba, NDS, Cotch (Salem/O'Rrke)
    ruc – Sand, NicNat (Ape/Thur)
    fwd – DField, Dusty, Zorko, Motlp, Breust, SMart (Rohan/Cameron)

    122K & only 3 trades.
    He has Hanley, Birchall, RMurphy, Beams, Sloane, Sauce, Harvey, Parker in his team with no cover on def/mid/rucks.
    p.s would players chasing overall scores use up most of their trades by now?

    • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

      How much cash in the bank BB? I’d be surprised if anyone in the top 10 had anymore than 1 trade left

      • BB12 says:

        Hey Itchy,
        0nly have 122,000 to spend with those 3 trades.
        Is there any merit in not trading and conceding the first week?
        Otherwise I'm hoping he'll have a late out etc with no trades.

        • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

          If your playing a top 10 team the smart play would be to leave it & hope he runs out of trades for the GF

  20. Mozz says:

    I would really appreciate if someone was to look at my team and help me with what needs to be done. I've finished 5th in my league after being 1st for the first 12 rounds! Have slipped because i was trying to hold on trades. Now i'm 5th and must win this week to keep the dream alive!
    5 trades left but only 5k in the bank

    Def: McVeigh, Swallow, Simpson, B.Smith, Bartel (Jones, Gregoriou)
    Mid: Pendles, Rockliff, Libba, N.Jones, Sloane, Selwood, Beams, Dal Santo (Taylor, Acres)
    Ruc: Sandi, Jacobs (Thurlow, King)
    Fwd: Harvey, Danger, Parker, D.Martin, S.Martin, Zorko (Ambrose, Lloyd)

    Not sure what I should do

    • Sarah says:

      I like the look of your team. I'd probably look at swapping Jones for a Fyfe-type. Otherwise, you appear to have a full team. See how you match up against your first opponent. If you're going to win comfortably, I'd save any trading until the second week of finals.

    • Wayno's hal brother says:

      swallow out burgoyne in??

    • SCaddict says:

      With 5 trades left I'd probably move Swallow on. Even though it appears he will play, he will be likely seeing out the remainder of the season fairly sore, which may continue to curtail his scoring.

      So it could be the ideal time to swap him for Sammy Mitchell who had the week off with the sniffles. This would also generate an extra $85K which could enable you to make a major upgrade to Zorko or one of your lesser mids either this round or week 2 of the finals if you want to be more cautious.

      No point having 2 trades left for the grand final if you're not there to play it. Btw you are missing an onfield defender from your team list.

    • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

      Mozz I traded Taylor to Spina a few weeks back for a cash grab. Means I can turn Miles into Fyfe this week. Can’t see Ross resting him. Don’t mind Sarah’s suggestion on jones to Fyfe. He’s a beast

  21. big aggots says:

    I should've taken Derek's advice with moving Miles on last week. Too risky now with finals with us.
    Looking at maybe Marc Murphy? Blues have the Suns who haven't tagged anyone all year. Hayes 155 the latest to dine out on them. Any thoughts?

    • Zo123 says:

      Murphy will get you around 100… nothing too flash. I have had him all year and you can't complain about the consistency, Solid as a rock.

    • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

      I’m glad Miles scored the 46 this week. If he had tonned up again I would have kept him. Murphy has been pretty good. Could get off the chain this week. Don’t mind it

  22. TOM says:

    Community I have 2 trades left and if I lose this week, I'm out! I have $123,000 in the bank.
    backs: Swallow, Bartel, McVeigh, Hanley, Hurn, Burgoyne, ( Cutler, Georgio)
    mids: Rockliff, Pendles, JPK, Ward, Beams, Selwood, Libba, K.Mitchell (Hartung, Acres)
    rucks: Sandi, Mummy (Brown, Thurlow)
    fwds: Danger, D.Martin, Parker, Zorko, Wingard, Gray, (Honeychurch, Cameron)

    I'm wanting to get rid of Kane Mitchell and I don't have any cover if Swallow gets rested. Need peoples thoughts.
    Community, any suggestions?

    • SCaddict says:

      Yes Kanye and The Chad are your super sore points. Port have a tricky run home too starting with the Swans and ending with Freo and their confidence looks shot to pieces right now.

      So I'd go Mitchell (K) to Mitchell (S) in a heart beat.

      If Swallow plays this week (as it appears likely) I'd take the risk with him and hold the other trade for now.

  23. @Rem_Wah says:

    Jordan Lewis, community.
    Thoughts????

  24. TOM says:

    Johnson to get 1 week

    • Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

      He won’t challenge. Would have got Crowleyed anyway. I warned the community a while ago about Steven Johnson in the SC finals

      • SCaddict says:

        Yes I remember your warnings Pieman. I got super close to picking him up myself at one point but he was a late withdrawal in that particular round so I moved on to someone else instead.

        I reckon the Cats are really busting to challenge the finding as there really wasn't much in it even though dropping the knees is never a good look.

        However they're probably a little gun shy for if memory serves me correctly the last time they appealed an MRP sanction things went pear shaped and they had to wear an extra week. Should be an interesting 24hrs to see which way they roll.

      • Peter says:

        Good on you stevie j. Crazy if you do not have such a great supercoach/dreamteam scorer.

  25. shayne says:

    I need advice from the community
    My backs are McVeigh Swallow Bartel Simpson Mitchell (McDonald Jones) so my question is who do i trade Hibberd for who is out with a hammy, only have 450k to spend.
    I was leaning towards Bob Murphy but open to suggestions plz help

  26. Lachie says:

    who should i get in my team? Harvey or Stefan Martin?
    Cheers

  27. ollie says:

    4 trades and 160k in the Bank, I’m a little worried about D Swallow’s scores even if he is named. Could swing Mitchell back, bring in JPK and then trade Rioli to S Martin. Was originally going to trade out one of Birchall,Jaensch or R Murphy but there recent form warrants selection. Any other options I should think about community?

  28. SCaddict says:

    Stevie J's suspension certainly throws a spanner in the works for over 50K Supercoaches. Didn't even realise he was at risk of missing footy this weekend.

    • jockreynolds says:

      A left fielder for me as well addict. I'll be having a heart to heart with Wayno later this evening. I'm beginning to wonder whether or not he does in fact have access to Doc and Martys Delorres.

      • SCaddict says:

        Well the Cats have decided on double or nothing stakes and will take their chances on the grounds of insufficient force.

        So 55,220 Supercoaches will be holding their collective breath tonight as the Tribunal dice with their plummage.

      • Wes says:

        Hi Jock… Would love to get your thoughts on who gets Crowley tag now sj got off…

  29. Jack says:

    Rockliff, Selwood or Fyfe for Cotch?

    • dean billman says:

      Can't really go wrong with any of those 3, but Rockliff for mine.

    • Peter says:

      Far too much agnst about taggers. Great players like rocky and selwood rise above these negating guys. Have some faith, anyhow, their teammates should also do their best to hammar the taggers whenever possible.

      • Zo123 says:

        True Peter. Recent SC results would suggest the taggers aren't stopping the big scorers too much. Just something to think about I guess.

  30. chandanrajdb says:

    Hello Community,

    Good luck to all in the finals week……..

    Couple of things would like to comment here……

    JR COMMUNITY F.L. (628751) – finished 41st overall…..which is a fantastic achievement…..and proud of the guys who played In that league…..I can say proudly that I started this league……and all the players in this league are regulars of this community……

    I am currently sitting 4th in the Donors group…..aim is to finish top 6 and enter the JR DIV 3 league next year……hopefully I can achieve that….

    Overall rank dropped off a bit in the last 2 weeks…..copped a donut in the last 2 rounds but still managed to finish…..1st, 1st, 3rd, 1st & 1st in all my leagues I am involved in and currently sitting 352 overall….

    Hoping to win the cash league that I am in…..and finish top 6 in JR donors league and see where I end up in the overall rankings…..my career best overall rank is in the high 500 last year….hopefully I will be able to finish bit higher than my last years overall ranking…..

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL……

    Cheers,
    Raj…..

  31. Sana says:

    Have a full premium side, but looking to upgrade zorko or gray to a gun midfielder in a single trade and will slot who's left in the fwd line, have 150k in the bank so can get Fyfe, JPK or anyone under 648k (Have Pendles, Selwood, Beams, Ward, Murphy, Griffen, Sloane).

    Who to ditch? Zorko or Gray? (I'm currently thinking Zorko…)
    Who to get in? Fyfe seems obvious, but is expensive… I'd love Rocky, but would take 2 trades. JPK seems a solid choice to leave me some cash.

    Opinions much appreciated.

    • julz says:

      How many trades left? I would say get Fyfe for Zorko if you could with one trade… I have JPK and he has been a bit ordinary by his standards lately.
      But, gotta remember there is still 4 weeks of footy left, there could be players rested/injured etc. I would be loathe to trade Zorko out but would personally keep him as back-up and loophole him if possible if you have enough trades and cash to get someone decent.

      • Sana says:

        Thanks julz,

        I have 3 trades at the moment. In my 4 leagues I've finished 2, 2, 6, 4, the strongest being the league I finished 6th (ranked around 1200). So I have a second chance in 3 leagues. Its always tough managing multiple leagues. I figure by bolstering my midfield I'm helping to ensure a week off in 3 leagues and survival in the other. After that I'll have 2 trades which I'd save for any rest/injury situations, and if none I'll go for Rockliff or alike in the GF.

        …that said you may have convinced me to hold off

  32. James Sykes says:

    Gday Jock.

    Looks like I've snagged you in the elimination final in the premier league.

    Love ya work but just hope the old soup strainer survives when I split ya in two this week.

    All the best to you mate. May the battle be epic.

  33. Peter says:

    Have an OK backline. Who best for swallow. Hsnley or malceskie and why.

  34. bigjanks says:

    Finished top 4. 4 trades left. $36K in the bank.

    Have Gunston.

    Should I just use (Shenton or Honey if they play) as a terrible F6 and potentially have that cause my Rd 1 loss

    Or

    Do I trade for one of the following:
    A) S Martin (leaves me with $1K)
    B) Roughy (leaves me with $36K)
    C) Gray (Leave me with $3K)
    D) Bruest (Leaves me with $95K)
    E) Someone else?

    I could also do a double trade to upgrade to Boomer / Buddy / Parker but not sure I want to risk 2 trades in a double chance final. Thoughts?