The Standing Room – Round 17

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Well community we’ve had the best Friday night game you’ll ever see so we might as well pack up shop and never watch footy again.

I’ve had an ok start with my beloved Cripps going big…Selwood did not.

Who has let you down so far? And who has gone huge?

PS Billings and Daisy Thomas went big..I am an oracle.

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  1. Josh says:

    Who should I trade out for Brad Lynch, Tim Smith or Giro?
    Also trading out Ed Richards and want to bring in either Gray or Westhoff but still unsure on which

    • Russty_ says:

      Tim Smith mate, Giro's still playing and Smith ain't, maybe Westy before Gray just.

  2. PizzaSafety says:

    Jack Billings will score big when his team dominates as he relies on others to get the ball

  3. Audrey Horne says:

    Too early to make the call on Mitchell’s vice captain score?

  4. Ahmad rubas says:

    par going to be 3000 this week with titch and gawn double ton plus cripps and danger 150+

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Titch making up for his 158 last week

      • Audrey Horne says:

        He’s really slowed down though. Going to be a very late call whether you take his score or not.

        • Russty_ says:

          On 133 now , he'd have to get to 150 + surely…I'd take that.

          • Audrey Horne says:

            Agreed, it would be brave to roll the dice on Gawn after Danger, Cripps, and now Mitchell… but Gawn at the G vs the Dogs with a poor Roughead in the ruck.

            • Russty_ says:

              Yeah agree Audrey, I have to take Gawn's now, well as VC anyway cause I passed on the other 3..fingers crossed he goes huuuge.

        • Ahmad rubas says:

          He's slowed down but still going to go 160+

    • Lazza says:

      I took his 158… Olango my C..

  5. Nuggety says:

    Good on you Lek! Serious shades of Jock showing through in your leadership of this great community, in more ways than one. I tip my hat.

  6. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Have to take a 160 from Titch, don't go too big Gawn

  7. Ahmad rubas says:

    Titch 4-7 in 40+ disposal games for hawthorn
    1-2 in 50+ disposal games

  8. Russty_ says:

    I like the way the Lions are improving their Footy, their young team is starting to gel together better and get the job done, good on em, nice achievement beating the Hawks, they must be doubting themselves a bit now.

    • Finnius says:

      10 bucks on them to make the 8 next year would be a good bet. They play an exciting brand of football, have a solid defensive system in place and have genuine superstars on their roster. I hope they do well. The GABBA is a great ground when its packed out and the side is strong.

      • Russty_ says:

        Reckon they could still do with a few more established stars in there too…Beams, Zorko and Martin ain't getting any younger..gotta admire their spirit though.

        • Finnius says:

          Harris Andrews and Eric Hipwood at either end of the ground are elite for their age. Rayner, Mcluggage, Berry, and Witherden will all be guns in two or three years.

          Oh, and Daniel rich is also elite… @lekdog

          • Russty_ says:

            Andrews was a revelation in his time this season before he went down, Hipwood's really coming along too..I thought he was hopeless but will be really good I think.

          • Doc says:

            Start McLuggage next year, will be a beast

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Charlie Cameron adds some x factor as well!!

  9. BrownlowBoy says:

    How did Michael Hibberd get so bad?

    • Finnius says:

      Still a good player, just not SC relevant. Has been playing more lockdown all year. Lewis, Vince, and Salem are the rebounders off half-back it seems.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hard to say mate, whether he's not jelling with the Dee's backline or Lever out has had an effect?…he used to be considered a premo defender, especially at the Bombers, it's not like he's old, he's 28, I can't explain it but I'm glad I didn't select him this year.
      I didn't go there because of his history of lower leg injuries but form has been his problem this year, maybe he's just lost the passion for footy.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        I started with him, and still haven't turfed him.

        I should of started Lynch over him.

    • Lazza says:

      He was never that good … last year was an outlier … last year a good number of his points were from kick outs …

  10. PizzaSafety says:

    Will McLean rediscover his early season form? He's been one of my best picks for the year but seems to be fading.

    • Russty_ says:

      Not sure…agree seems to be fading, maybe needs a rest?…maybe trading him out soon could be a good shark move?

  11. BrownlowBoy says:

    When was the last time Brisbane had a Friday night game?

    They can't be any worse than Carlton.

    • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

      Brissy are coming good for the next 5-6 years will make the 8 a few times

  12. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Brayshaw huh…

  13. Finnius says:

    Gawn is getting robbed. So dominant in the centre square but isn't getting nearly enough HO to advantage payed.

  14. Russty_ says:

    Be nice if Gawny could have a 60 point last quarter…if not, Pendles or Grundy?..I need help!

  15. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    LIFT tommy

  16. Tom says:

    Take Gawns 130 odd or back in Pendles? Thinking take

  17. Pete says:

    Do I stick with Fritsch’s 71 or back in ahern?

  18. Corey says:

    Any chance of Dustin Martin using the ball well for once he’ll get 30 touches tonight for 60 SC points the way he is going

  19. BadgerHoney7 says:

    dusty far out 5 clangers – kick the ball with pride mate

  20. Ja191 says:

    why is whitfield always so underscored????

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Uncontested possessions probably

      • Ja191 says:

        lloyd and simpson are both mainly uncontested and score very well. Didn't see the game but 150 to 106 at 71% de is a pretty big differential

    • Doc says:

      35 possessions, 2 contested

  21. Crow94 says:

    Some underwhelming scores tonight…. looking at you J KELLY!

  22. BadgerHoney7 says:

    whats everyone projected – I am 2625.

  23. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I'm playing someone who looped Titch's score with Olango and forgot to put the E on Gawn. Ouch!

  24. Ja191 says:

    take gawn or risk grundy? Think I might just stick with the bearded one

  25. PIES CAKEWALK 2018 says:

    Dustin Martin is a turnover machine this season who no longer bothers tackling – does not stop the commentators drooling though!

  26. Mark Fawcett says:

    1,969 so far with a projection of 2,609. Have loopholed Dangerfield. Hogan's 123 sitting on the bench with no way to get him on the field as my emergency:( Some big scores from Dangerfield, Mitchell, Laird, Gawn, Cripps, Oliver and Stefan Martin. Still have Lloyd, Yeo, Rocky, Gray, Wingard, and Heeney to play. Lowest score is McDonalds 74 which I'll take any day. Hopefully, cement myself in top 100 after this round?

    • The Ranger says:

      Nice Mark, gonna be some big scores this week.

    • Derek says:

      You had Hogan on the bench? Must have a decent forward line. Would/could you make a trade to a donut player to get his score?

      I have Langdon on my bench, can’t get his 106 as my donut options have both already played and not worth a trade.

  27. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Sitting on 1601 points after loopholing Gawn's VC score. Still have Yeo, Ryan, Howe, Parker, S Higgins, Rockliff, Grundy, Wingard, de Goey and Heeney to play. Hopefully these 10 guys can get me another 1000 points. Will take 2600 any day of the week after so many "close but no cigar" scores this season. How is everybody else looking?

    • Sc_Wow says:

      2034 with 6 left, I’ll take 2600 too

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        2600+ is the magic number. But it is SUNDAY. And we all know what Sundays often dish up. Turds. Not today please!

    • Jace says:

      1960 with 6 to play

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        A few decent scores and 2600 is looking a possibility mate. Go well!!

    • Derek says:

      this week has been good so far, but I have many playing today and anything could happen.

      Not happy with Gawn’s VC score, think I’ll roll dice with Grundy, although rucks have struggled against WCE to score. 139 is my VC city off this year, so Grundy it is. Yeo is a sneaky C as Collingwood give up a lot of points to opponent midfielders.

      Looking at 2650+

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Playing you in the A graders league mate where I am dead set, stone cold, LAST. Despite being on opposite ends of the ladder, I might push the bunnies this week. It should be a very tight finish. Projected at 2644 with Grundy C. Going to take Gawn's VC score though. Should be a great battle. Cheers Derek.

    • hedski says:

      I'm on 1711 from 14, Danger captain.
      Have Nic Nat, Yeo, Gaff, Heeney, JPK, Ryan, Walters and Gray to come.
      Will need some big scores to hit 2600, probably end up around 2500.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Got some beasts playing today mate. Yeo, Heeney, JPK, and Gray can all score 150's. If a couple of those blokes can do that, 2600 is still gettable. Cheers.

    • HumanBob says:

      1837 with Wingard,Wines,Gray,Lloyd,Buddy,Heeney,Ronke to come. Predicted 2655
      Could've been better if I didn't have 2-prems on the bench and I could get Spargo's 91 instead of whatever Ronke squeezes out, maybe he'll be a late out.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        2700 not out of the question Bob. If Buddy and Gray go huge, you could be laughing. Buddy is the key.

        • HumanBob says:

          I agree Hawk all three of Buddy, Gray and Wingard could be the difference between 2500 and 2800

        • HumanBob says:

          SC site is down so I don't know exactly how I'm going I got 419 from my 4 swans (based on fanfooty) so that's 2256 and I need 344 from Wines, Wingard, and RGray to get 2600, maybe end up around 2550

    • Richard says:

      1742 with 9 to go

  28. Finnius says:

    Ok community – I am in a very tight league match up at the moment and I need some advice. My opponent had Cripps VC score which he is taking, whilst I had Gawn.

    The final points of difference (if I take Gawn VC) are:

    Howe Lloyd Neale vs Crisp Westhoff 135 points

    Or I could captain Grundy to try and sneak a few more points, and then it would look like this:

    Howe Lloyd Neale Grundy vs Crisp Westhoff 265 points

    Either way it is going to be tight, but I am leaning towards option two. West Coast give a lot of points to ruckmen, Grundy has gone 130 + 8 times this year and it is at the MCG.

    Thoughts?

    • Derek says:

      The Draft Doctor boys were saying that Ruckmen haven’t been doing well against WCE. Do you know any numbers to support either way?

      • Finnius says:

        Sauce put up a 145 in round 15, and Tom Bellchamber a 120 odd the week before. Simpson did struggle against them last week, but I think Grundy's is a very different player to big dawson.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Geez! That is tight mate. I think if you go with option one, you are more likely to fall short. Your three against his 2 and his 135 pt lead will IMO opinion be too much to overhaul. With option 2, you have more of a chance albeit some additional risk being created. With option 2, it really comes down to Grundy. If Grundy scores a 140 as captain you are back in business. 280 points there, and then 110, 120, and 130 from your three players respectively, and you score a total of 640 points. You would then lead your opponent by 375 points. (640-265) Then Crisp and Westhoff would need to score 376 points between them to overhaul you. Ain't going to happen.

      Option 2 mate! Lock it in.

      • Finnius says:

        Thanks Tophawk – I think I'm leaning that way. Risk v Reward its probably worth backing Grundy in. I might end up losing by 100 if he puts up a 90, but I think that otherwise I'd need one of my boys to go 160 in order to snake the win which is pretty unlikely.

        I think you gave me a bit too much of a headstart there though – he has Grundy as well so Crisp and Westhoff would only need to score 376 – 140 = 236, which is achievable but still less likely than the 220 if I took Gawn's score. Grundy only becomes a POD if I captain him.

        Still leaning towards option 2, its gonna be tight though!

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

          Forgot about his Grundy score! I always overlook something when doing these analyses. Dont know why I bother sometimes. LOL That said, the same dynamics are still in play. Option 2 gives you more hope than option 1. Good luck mate!

          • Derek says:

            I only just got Grundy last week, so haven’t really looked at his scores….. but he has been seriously good.

    • Finnius says:

      Probably should have taken Gawn fml

  29. Pod says:

    Hello, community who should i bench out of Rockliff or Walters. Thinking Rocky as Walters playing at Home. Good Luck with the rest of the round community 🙂

    • Ja191 says:

      yeah rocky. Floss is playing walters full forward for some dumb reason

  30. Connor says:

    Just realised i never looped Gawn…

  31. Pod says:

    Jacobs out good news for Parker, Heeny and JPK owners

  32. Steeeve says:

    Gaff's first-half disappearing act making me feel slightly better about going Fyfe to Josh Kelly.

  33. Cobee Bear says:

    Yeo 56 points at half time is a bit generous, even if he is in my team

  34. Help me says:

    Question, can look shuey for either Parker or rocky who wo ld you bench for the likely 110+

  35. hedski says:

    Ah crap. Looks like I will have NoTradesFaFoxAche with Nic Nat going down, I'll trade his arse at 9 o'clock tonight and be left with 1 trade, can't afford to get Grundy straight swap either.

    • theRealPod says:

      Unlucky hedski, he was all over Grundy. Can you trade to Goldy?

      • hedski says:

        I have JPK as well Pod….hope he's not too bad.
        Goldy was my first thought, if JPK is bad I'll go Grundy and whoever I can get in the mids.
        I hope it doesn't come to that.
        Has destroyed my round, will be lucky to crack 2300 now.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Martin is going ok, nearly as well as Grundy.

        • theRealPod says:

          Ouch and Rob Gray too!! That sucks big time. Hopefully Kennedy doesn't miss any games.

    • Help me says:

      Low on trades this year like most bud.

    • The Ranger says:

      I can't get to Grundy in one trade either Hedski, gonna have to be Goldy I think.
      Maybe change the team name to ShedLoadsOfTradesLeftHa next year? See if ya luck changes.

      • hedski says:

        I thought I might have tempted fate with that name mate!!
        Only have $55k in the bank so can't go straight to Grundy/Goldy/Stef, best I can do is probably Sinclair.
        Not sure I want him, might burn T.Smith to Bayok for a loop/swing and go all out on Grundy.
        I like Goldy's run home in the finals though

  36. Connor says:

    Wow Grundy doesn't have to do anything and he will still ton up

  37. Maverick_ says:

    nicnat gone down! hmm hibberd looks to survive another week! dammit

  38. BrownlowBoy says:

    JPK also looks done for the day.

  39. TOPHAWK1 says:

    Higgins and Heeney good boys. Parker lift you lazy twat!!!

  40. Holty01 says:

    Was on target for 2700 but with kennedy going down it looks very doubtful

  41. Rooey says:

    Had no trades but was fairly confident as I have premo cover on every line except the ruck. With Nic nat out: rip my rank and chances of winning cash league. (Cmon Lavender get a game pls)

  42. Pod says:

    Robbie Grey, JPK and Nic NAT ALL INJURED TODAY WOW!!! Hope there all ok

    • hedski says:

      ALL IN MY TEAM!!!!

      • Holty01 says:

        I dont have Nic Nat but have the others. Was heading for 2700 until the injuries. Cant remember the last time or even if ive hit 2600 b4. Doubt ill get there again now

        • HarryH76 says:

          Yep I was on track for 2727 until R Gray injury. But I get Pod's point BTW. We get wrapped up in SC scores but in the end, these guys are all injured which is more important. Talk of Nic Nat being out for a year. That would be terrible have to say!

          • Holty01 says:

            Yeah just when he is getting back to his best. Lets hope its not another serious knee for him.

            • hedski says:

              Opposite knee than he done last time, horrible luck if its a bad one.

    • Richard says:

      Sunday carnage has struck.

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Paddy Ryder too

  43. PizzaSafety says:

    Was heading for close to 2700 til the Gray injury and Walters started playing deep forward not touching the ball, but Lachie Neale is looking good at the moment. Can't really complain, my sympathies go out to anyone who had at least 2 out of Gray, JPK and Nic Nat. Hope all those boys are okay as well

  44. Defying_Madness says:

    Luke Ryan is a bloody gun, he going huge today

    • hedski says:

      He's a shining light for me today after Nic JPK and Gray going down. Walters only just going, how's he scoring so crap when freo are up and about?

      • Defying_Madness says:

        Playing very deep forward hedski which is hurting his scores. Would help if he snags some goals in the last quarter.
        I feel for you having all 3 of them, with most coaches low on trades I hope you manage somehow. Good luck mate

        • hedski says:

          Cheers DM, had some OK bench cover this week with Mihocek, Phillips, Ahern, Gyro and Guelfi all doing OK (McInerney just going), will allow me to hold JPK and Gray, might have to punt Nic

  45. Audrey Horne says:

    Luke Ryan might just save me from certain defeat in a must win league game. Looked unlikely when Nic Nat went down but my opponent has been hit with JPK and Gray.

  46. Audrey Horne says:

    FFS do something Walters.

  47. Marty says:

    Going to be some big scores this week. How did everyone fare?

    • Crow94 says:

      2422. J Kennedy hurt big time!

    • Top1000 says:

      2560 in the end.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      2539 for me

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      2310. Walters, Gray, Kennedy murdered me today.

    • Russty_ says:

      Giday Marty, 2503 and the genius decision to Captain Pendles lol

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Hi Russty. Pendles did not bring you the chocolates as C today. I had the same drama last week with Titch. He bought me boiled lollies. Happy to get a win over you today mate. You are one of the great stalwarts of the JR community and an Elite coach to boot. Hopefully plenty more battles to look forward to in the years ahead. In fact, we might meet again in the finals! ;-D Cheers Russty.

        • Russty_ says:

          Thanks Hawk right back at ya mate, and great score this week 2639 is epic, and yeah hope to see you in the finals bud.

        • Beezneez says:

          Im in the same league. 2541 and still got beaten. Robbie Gray didn't help. Even when I score well always seem to lose – 3 times by between 1-3 points. Trying to make the top eight has been frustrating.

          • Russty_ says:

            That blows Beez, scoring 2541 and getting beaten!…not bloody fair that!…good score though mate, shows the level of talent we're up against.

      • Marty says:

        Great effort. You are killing it lately.

      • Help me says:

        Haha ouch, Abit dumb not taking VC score or ?

        • Russty_ says:

          Yeah a bit dumb mate..passed on Danger, and then Titch, and then Gawn…so a bit dumb hahah, not unhappy though 🙂

    • KSinny says:

      2462 with Kennedy and Gray

      • Russty_ says:

        Bad luck mate..you looked like you were gonna thrash me, I had Gray too.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      2639 for me at the final siren.

    • TBone_9 says:

      2526 with Gray and Walters

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      2401 – Walters, Gray, NicNat, TMac all killed me – don't know what I will do with Gray as I have to trade NicNat then save my trades – hopefully Gray can miraculously return or Tim Smith or Battle plays – lets pray.

    • Daniel says:

      2324 after a 2583 last week, thanks to walters, gray and nicnat

      • Russty_ says:

        Harsh week Dan, maybe hold Gray but Nicnat has to be traded, hopefully you have a few.

    • The Ranger says:

      Shocking Sunday. 2500+ turned into a 2378.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      2436 first 2400+ score of the season. Spuds were hibberd petracca and lobb only positive is I avoided the injury carnage

    • Number #1 says:

      2560. Not very happy with it either tbh. Will slide out of top 10

    • Sc_Wow says:

      2610

    • Marty says:

      2582 for me this week with Gray's 37. Almost traded Ryan's a$$ this week but he redeemed himself.

    • Willymack1234 says:

      2622 for me

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      2550 my best score for the year, won 8/10 of my league games.

      • Russty_ says:

        Noice John, good time of the year to peak mate.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Thanks Russty, I could have been gone even bigger, if I hadn't taken the VC off Titch, but was happy with big Max score, since it was only the second time I've put the VC or C on him this year and we know what happened the first time.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Some mighty scores Toppa 2636 GREAT score mate as was Russty Gator's 2587 but that's his par 2597 for NDD

      • Russty_ says:

        Beauty Neil!…big one mate, where's Gator lately, haven't seen him around for awhile.

        • neil demons delight says:

          No mate he will pop up now it's settled down a little

    • Holty01 says:

      2546 with JPK and Gray. Not having these and Nic Nat will be the difference between a ok score and a huge score

    • HarryH76 says:

      Could have been amazing if for Gray getting injured. Can't complain about 2620 though 🙂

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      2550

    • mmmbutch says:

      2624. Very happy

    • Dogsdik says:

      2488 jpk and walters. Vc’d danget

    • Sandyf62 says:

      2546, my best ever score, even managed to beat Dnt worry b Trigga in Titch To Scatch. 18 v 3, so anything is possible.

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Well done Sandy, I'm in that position in a few of my leagues and have managed to still pull off some wins against the top four teams, just goes to show that you have to keep at it, unlike some last placed teams that have given it away.

    • NoLanguage says:

      2562 with Walters and Gray. Will take that

    • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

      2478 for me, a few big scores, and a lot of average scores Simpson, Kelly, Rocky, Menegola, Walters… pretty happy with that though.

  48. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    2436 for me this week per scaling, not bad considering I had Nic Nat and grays injury effected scores. How did everyone else do?

  49. Moosehead says:

    Lyon kills footy. If all coaches had his mentality re defence, defence defence AFL would die. He won so he will be happy. Not good for the game though.

    • Holty01 says:

      He has a very defensive mindset but that is still no excuse for the appalling showing Port put up today.

      • Jogga says:

        What, two injuries to two top players????

        • Holty01 says:

          Ryder did his injury late in the 2nd. Gray was KO'd in the 3rd. What was their excuse before then? Freo also didnt have Fyfe. If Port want to be taken seriously they should win these games.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Not pretty for us but disagree .It's all about teaching his players about defence.That's what wins flags

  50. neil demons delight says:

    whoever said luck plays no part in this game doesn't know sheat 2597 so pretty happy Bad luck Hedski with the 3 injuries ,kills you

    • Beezneez says:

      Hey Neil you beat me in GnR by 56. Good luck may have been different if Gray hadn't gone down- just when Wrinkley started playing him in the guts.

    • Mongol says:

      Yes. Initial selection, list management are VIP but Luck is the biggest factor. I won all 8 of my leagues and didn’t have one injury. Phew.

    • HumanBob says:

      yep I had fyfe and bont on the bench only 11 players who scored 100+ and Robbie gray but, I still managed 2605!

    • hedski says:

      Cheers Neil, haven't even checked my score yet I'm so salty. Will have a look now.

  51. Russty_ says:

    Been out buying crap from Bunnings all day so didn't see any games, so what happened with Nicnat, JPK and Gray today guys?..what kind of injuries and how bad did they look?

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Nic Nat knee – doesn't seem good.
      JPK back – was getting a rub on the ground, couldn't even get up on his own, had to be helped up by a few trainers.
      Gray – KO'D in a big tackle. Was out cold.

      • Russty_ says:

        Crap!..sounds like some bad ones there!..Gray should only miss one ay? Bummer about Nicnat, hoped he'd get through a season for a change.

      • Marty says:

        They think Nic Nat has ruptured his ACL on his right knee.

    • Claire says:

      Nice Nat season done.

      Jpk back spasms.

      Gray concussed, nyhius will get 3 weeks.

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Get a snag?

      • Russty_ says:

        Nah the smell was wafting through the gigantic warehouse all day though…kinda gross lol

    • Holty01 says:

      Gray KO'd in tackle. Might miss a week.
      JPK did his lower back in an attempt to tackle. Didnt look like much but seemed to be in a lot of pain.
      Nic Nat………. i just wish him all the best. He went down holding his knee

    • Jace says:

      2567 my highest score ever!!!

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Nic Nat has injured his "good knee". Early reports are indicating it is not looking to flash. Praying for him. Grundy hates Nic Nat.
      JPK has done something to his back. He was in agony and might be some soft tissue damage.
      Robbie Gray's head was used as a bowling ball by a Nyhuis tackle. Looked out for the count and was badly concussed. He will miss one if not 2. The tackler is looking at a 2 to 3 week holiday for his efforts.

  52. Ahmad rubas says:

    just realised round 17 was last round with thursday night footy back to friday night from round 18 onwards

    • Russty_ says:

      About blood time Ahmad, Thursday night Footy sucks..have to think more during the week!

  53. Mark Fawcett says:

    Well, moved up 4 spots to 99:) Downside is managed a score of 2,496 with Hogan's 123 on the bench whilst had Gray's injury score of 37, oh well:).

    • Russty_ says:

      Bummer Mark but good score anyway mate, I advised you to Bench Hoges this week cause of his rollercoaster like scoring tendencies but it was for someone else wasn't it?…hey mate on the brightside, you have him there for backup this week while Robbie has a rest.
      Gray wrecked a lot of out potential scores this week, hope he's only out for one.

      • Mark says:

        lol, yep, I actually did take your advice there mate, haha:) Oh well, what can you do? An unfortunate event which could have happened to anyone. Could have been worse and been a season-ending injury like Nic Nat's. 5 trades still left so not stressing. In my AFL Fantasy draft team had Kruezer as my ruck on 11 only:)!!! Ceglar's 60 something was looking better. Maybe need an option if a player is concussed within the first quarter or something you automatically get your emergencies score? Don't know how it would work exactly, maybe in league teams, Probably too much for overall standings as everyone is in the same boat with luck:)

    • Lekdog says:

      Nice! Keep gunning mate!

    • theRealPod says:

      Nice Mark, top 100 is uber elite!!

  54. Irish Joe says:

    The Poms have gone home. You little ripper.

  55. Russty_ says:

    Ben Brown is the best kicker of Goals in the AFL I believe, he's a testament to sticking to your pre-shot routine, no matter how quirky it may be or how fk'd up his red hair is lol.
    He walks in from 85 metres but most of the time, manages to get the ultimate job done, and that's rare these days, for a goal kicker to actually be reliable.
    I reckon the red curly haired bastard is a revelation, and might even pick him in my SC team next year…sillier things have been done 🙂

  56. oliverfisher says:

    2518 this week. I'm hoping to bring in a D7 in a week or two to loop with Witherden. The plan is to trade out T Smith and swing Sicily forward, leaving me 381k to spend. Would Houli be the best option the week after this? With R Gray probably out for this week, it would mean I need to field Billing, JJK and Ahern, which worries me, but I should be able to get Houli for another 20k cheaper if I wait one week.

    Full team is
    LLoyd, Simpson, Yeo, Laird, Sicily, Savage (Witherden, Heron)
    Mitchell, Cripps, Oliver, Kelly, Zorko, Parker, Coniglio, Shuey (Fyfe, Daniels, Murphy)
    Gawn, Martin (McInerney)
    Heeney, Gray, McLean, Billings, JJK, Robinson (T Smith, Ahern)

  57. TIGESB2B says:

    JPK and Gray in my team.
    :O(

  58. Testing123 says:

    So, I’ve got 4 trades left, $80k in the bank. Playing for cash league only and can make finals without trading next two rounds… But I’m one short of premium in the fwd line. With two trades I could accumulate $640k. Should I pull the pin on anyone this week or not?

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Wait till round 20. If you can make finals, no need to trade unless you're aiming for a top 4 spot. Don't want to be in a situation where premium's are injured for finals and you can't trade them and only have rookie cover

  59. TheGreatBozza says:

    Scored a 2442 with Pendles, Kelly, Walters, Simpson & Gray subpar. Stayed ranked at 1390, looking to finish in the top 1000 by end of the year.

    Ia have 7 trades and $0, any good moves to make?

    D – Simpson, Yeo, Laird, Sicily, Howe, Savage (Richards, Austin)
    M – Mitchell, Cripps, Danger, Pendles, Beams, Kelly, Cogs, Dusty (Ahern, Giro, Dawson)
    R – Gawn, Grundy (Hayes)
    F – Westhoff, Heeney. D.Smith, Gray, McClean, Walters (De Goey, Smith)

    I'm wanting a D6/D7 to some-what complete my team.

    Option 1 is going T.Smith to a rookie DEF/FWD swing, then Richards to one of McDonald, Ryan or Webster
    Option 2 is to go Austin down to a rookie and Richards up to Brayshaw, Crisp or Hurley

    Thoughts?

    • Derek says:

      only worry about your bench once you are 100% happy with your onfield players.

      is there anyone in your current starting 22 who you could upgrade to a better player?

      • TheGreatBozza says:

        The candidates would be Savage, Pendles, Walters & Gray, but I feel like some of those moves are a bit sideways. Pendles showed he can still pull out the big scores, while I really don't trust too many FWD premiums to offload McLean or Gray too.

  60. Marty says:

    You need Lloyd in your backline at some stage or you are losing places to those teams above you. Savage to Lloyd but you might need to downgrade Richards to someone like O'Riordan to make more cash.

  61. r_calve says:

    if deledio is back should i trade him in or go for the chad

    • Audrey Horne says:

      Take a very brave person to look at Deledio ever again. Great pod but I’d be more tempted with his teammate Greene.

    • Derek says:

      He won’t get any midfield time, GWS midfield at full strength. Get someone who is in the guts.

    • Russty_ says:

      Reckon the Chad is in pretty good form of late, 3 round av of 111, Deledio's old and unreliable.

  62. BrownlowBoy says:

    I called it,

    Nic Nat has done another ACL.

    Absolutely gutted for him. He's one of my favourite players to watch when he's up and running.

    Such a cruel blow, yet another year we won't see the powers of Nic Nat.

    Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

    • Audrey Horne says:

      Never nice to hear about such a serious injury. Think he’ll become Stef Martin in my team this week.

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Lycett one for next year?

    • Russty_ says:

      Terrible news, such a shame, hope we still get to see him play again next year.

    • neil demons delight says:

      He will come back I'm sure. David Swartz did three and came back successfully lets hope he does

  63. Richard says:

    Good to see Sam McClure getting put back in his place on talking footy.

  64. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I'm in need of a bit of advice here community, I have 4 trades left, i am still 2 players short of full premo, and I have nic nat. I have 191k in the bank that i was planning on using for upgrades, but should i use that money on upgrading to Grundy? If i do that it'll leave me with 38k, 3 trades and 2 rookies playing on field. Or is it better to upgrade to stef martin at 555k and keep 100k+ in the bank? Obviously Grundy is in the top 2 rucks for this year, but is he 60k+ better than Stef martin? Or would that extra money serve me better if i put it toward my upgrades?

    Cheers, AB

    • TBone_9 says:

      Hey AB, what is your team looking like other than Nic Nat? Trading him is a must, but going under 3 trades is scary with the amount of injuries that have occurred so far this year! Cheers mate

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        DEF: K.Simpson, E.Yeo, R.Laird, J.Sicily, L.Ryan, B.Mihocek (T.Duman, J.Ridley)

        MID: T.Mitchell, P.Cripps, P.Dangerfield, A.Gaff, Z.Merrett, C.Oliver, J.Kelly, M.Crouch (C.Spargo, W.Powell, D.Barry

        RUCK: M.Gawn, N.Naitanui (T.Olango)

        FWD: I.Heeney, D.Smith, R.Gray, T.Mcdonald, T.Mclean, P.Ahern (T.Smith, L.Keefe)

        Yeah 3 trades is probably not going to get me over the line for the rest of the season, i tried trading super aggressively this year in order to get to full premo quicker, but because of injuries and poor decisions i'm now behind on both trades and players.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey AB, bad luck with Nicnat mate, that's a tragedy for the Footy world losing him again, I think if I were in your situation, I'd get Martin in, and then hold on for dear life, you might have to leave your 2 rooks on field cause you will probably need those 3 remaining trades for inevitable injuries, what a year it's been!

      • AuroraBorealis?! says:

        Cheers for the response Russty, i think it'll be a case of trade to Stef and clench. This year has been an absolute embarrassment so far and will be the only season in which i've failed to reach full premo

        • Russty_ says:

          Nah no need for embarrassment mate, injuries have been a shocker this year, many will be in the same boat.

  65. dontblushbaby says:

    Sicily out for 6 weeks with a wrist injury

    • Blueth says:

      good news for those with trades left

    • neil demons delight says:

      welcome T MCD

    • PeteB says:

      Far out. Think I’ll go to Jack Crisp which will leave me 3 trades. Injury trades only for the next few weeks. Hopefully I will still have those trades for the finals.

  66. spud says:

    Macrae in